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BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

NORTHEAST METRO – For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we’re compiling a list of Inexpensive Date Spots for you to take your special someone.

In today’s economy, it’s important to find companionship which, in our opinion, is the cheapest form of entertainment. However, it’s the springtime, and people like to get out every now and then. So, check out these suggestions for fun under $15.

If your date is a romantic, Athens-Clarke County Greenways and Riverside Parks are hosting a Full Moon Hike. This guided hike will be lighted by the full moon, which occurs on April 26. The hike begins at 8:00 p.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m. Athens residents will be admitted for a $2 fee, all non-residents will be charged $5.

Soccer coaches, referees get free Silverbacks tickets

Soccer coaches, referees get free Silverbacks tickets

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Silverbacks have launched a new program that invites all local soccer coaches and referees to enjoy free tickets to Silverbacks home games this season.

"The Silverbacks are committed to supporting the sport of soccer at all levels," said Michael Oki, president of the Silverbacks. "This new program is our way of thanking Georgia's thousands of coaches and officials who are making a positive impact on the local soccer community on a daily basis."

To participate, local soccer associations must provide the Silverbacks with the names of their coaches and referees, who may then call three days before any game to reserve a free ticket. The ticket must be claimed by 5 p.m. on the business day before the game.

Call 404-969-4900 to enroll in the free ticket program.

This weekend is worthy of an 11!

This weekend is worthy of an 11!

ATLANTA -- The two-story WIZometer is on the 11Alive porch.

Our colossal WIZometer is saved for a select few Fridays -- the ones that mark the start of near-perfect weekends.

Friday and Saturday are both 11s on the WIZometer, with highs at or near 80 degrees. Sunday will be a 10, with a high of 72 and a low of 55.

Get outside this weekend, enjoy the beautiful weather and celebrate the beginning of spring!

All local Rita's locations will be giving away free Italian ice, and the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon will be off and running on Sunday, Mar.

'Best of Metromix Atlanta' Contest Results

'Best of Metromix Atlanta' Contest Results

ATLANTA -- Metromix Atlanta has revealed the results of its 2011 Best of Metromix Atlanta contest.

Discover Atlanta's best places to satisfy any craving, from pizza to chips 'n dip to a foie gras-flavored milkshake.

See the results here.

DeKalb County Police Department Central Records Office has new hours

DeKalb County Police Department Central Records Office has new hours

TUCKER – The DeKalb County Police Department Central Records Office operation hours are being revised.  Beginning March 7, 2011 the general public will be able to pick up reports during the following days and time:

  •  Monday - Thursday:  9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 5:00p.m.  (Closed daily from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

The office will remain closed to the public Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  For more information please call Central Records Office at 770-724-7740.

Late Mayor Jenkins Honored on Arbor Day

Late Mayor Jenkins Honored on Arbor Day

DORAVILLE, GA -- On Saturday, Feb. 19, Doraville City Council members, staff and volunteers braved the dreary weather to celebrate a very special Arbor Day.

Each year, the city hosts a tree planting celebration to teach communities about the benefits that plants provide. This year's ceremony not only commemorated Arbor Day, but honored late Doraville Mayor Ray Jenkins as well.

A Chinese Elm was planted in the mayor's memory near the main entrance to the Doraville Library (3748 Central Avenue, 30340). Mayor Jenkins' widow, Lou Jenkins, helped with the planting.

The memorial tree counts toward the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City U.S.A. initiative.

Who Has the Best [Anything] in Atlanta?

Who Has the Best [Anything] in Atlanta?

ATLANTA -- Which Atlanta restaurant has the best cheap eats?

How about the best burger, pizza, milkshake or plate of sushi?

Metromix Atlanta is currently running a "Best of Atlanta" contest. Metro Atlantans are encouraged to vote on their favorite places inside the perimeter to grab a beer, a snack or a five-course dinner.

Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27. Visit The Best of Metromix Atlanta to cast your vote.