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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.

Get rid of mosquitoes! $48.50 for 1 month spray with eco-friendly Tuxedo Mosquito Control (52% off)

Get rid of mosquitoes! $48.50 for 1 month spray with eco-friendly Tuxedo Mosquito Control (52% off)

With the wet winter and warm spring, the mosquito populations have gotten an early start. Protect your family from annoying pests and itchy bites the safe way with 52% off a One Month Non-Toxic Mosquito Spray Service from Tuxedo Mosquito Control.

THIS EXCLUSIVE DEAL ENDS FRIDAY, APRIL 1ST AT MIDNIGHT

Looking to reduce your water use? Start with the bathroom

Looking to reduce your water use? Start with the bathroom

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- Managing local water supplies, drop by drop, is a mainstream concern across the United States.

Many communities are already experiencing a tighter water supply. The statistics are shocking:

* According to a federal report, water shortages are predicted to hit 36 U.S. states by 2013.

* One-third of all counties in the lower 48 states face high risks of water shortages by 2050, with more than 400 of them at extremely high risk.

* Ten U.S. cities, including Atlanta, have been identified as having the most acute exposure to problems that could cause an imbalance in water supply and demand as soon as 2013.

Statistics show that 78 percent of consumers are looking for ways to cut household utility bills and energy costs.

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.

Get a Jump on Spring Landscaping! Free Educational Program

Get a Jump on Spring Landscaping! Free Educational Program

Spring is just around the corner! Get a jump-start on your outdoor living plans Saturday, March 12, from 11 a.m.-noon. Eric King, ASLA, owner of King Landscaping, and Rick Goldstein, a registered architect and co-owner of MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers], will share decades of experience creating inviting outdoor living spaces.

"Easy Hardscaping" is a free crash course that will showcase the best (and worst) ideas in building patios, walks and walls for your home landscape. It will be held at the MOSAIC office, located at 2358 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 300.

Feel free to invite a friend. To R.S.V.P., send an e-mail with your name and the number of attendees to sylvia@mosaicgroupatlanta.com or call 770.670.6022. Space is limited.

 

Advanced Disposal Helping to Keep Doraville Green

Advanced Disposal Helping to Keep Doraville Green

DORAVILLE, GA -- A cleaner community in Doraville starts now.

Starting immediately, Advanced Disposal will continue to take out Doraville residents' trash while adding a new recycling service at no extra charge.

The company will also convert yard waste into a reusable mulch.

Doraville residents will soon receive new 18-gallon bins that they may fill with 36 recyclable items.

KDB to Host Tree Pick-Up, 'Bring One for the Chipper'

KDB to Host Tree Pick-Up, 'Bring One for the Chipper'

DEKALB COUNTY, GA -- Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) and the DeKalb County Sanitation Division will celebrate the 20th annual "Bring One for the Chipper" event in January.

KDB asks that DeKalb County residents recycle their Christmas trees after the holidays through the DeKalb County Sanitation Division's Curbside Recycling Program.

DeKalb residents receiving sanitation services can place their tree at the curb for pick-up on regular yard collection waste day. Trees should be seven feet or smaller; trees eight feet or larger must be cut in half for pick-up.

The recycled trees will be chipped into mulch or used as wildlife habitat. Mulch is used for public beautification projects and is also available free to DeKalb County residents.