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Residents To Meet About Implementing Countywide Environmental Management System

Residents To Meet About Implementing Countywide Environmental Management System

GAINESVILLE -- (Hall County Government) Residents have the opportunity to help create a more sustainable future for Hall County by serving on the EnviroShare Citizens Advisory Committee.

EnviroShare is , which is a team-based approach to achieve large-scale environmental improvements. This voluntary network unites local governments, industries, nonprofits and citizens to lessen our impact on the environment, as well as improve operating efficiency and save money.

Those interested in serving on the Citizens Advisory Committee should contact EnviroShare Coordinator Rick Foote at 770-535-8284 at rfoote@hallcounty.org.

New partners are always welcome. The first EnviroShare Steering Committee meeting is scheduled for March 4, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at Lanier Charter Career Academy, 2723 Tumbling Creek Road, Gainesville, GA 30504.

Adult Children Caring for Elderly Parent(s) Support Group Web Meet Up

Adult Children Caring for Elderly Parent(s) Support Group Web Meet Up

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Caring for a parent can be a difficult and sometimes lonely situation. An Adult Children Caring for Elderly Parent(s) Support Group for residents of Hall County will be hosting a web meet up at http://www.meetup.com/Adult-Children-Caring-for-Elderly-Parent-Parents/. This meet up will be held, free of charge from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

This web meet up is a place to find emotional and social support. Members of this group are looking to find places to take their elderly parent/parents where they can socialize with others their age. But not only that, members are looking to find places where they can take a break and go out without their parents and support one another.

The moderator suggests “if this is something you need in your life, then please join. We need each other’s help and support.

Register Feb. 21-March 4 for Appliance Pick-Up

Register Feb. 21-March 4 for Appliance Pick-Up

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Hall County residents will have a chance to dispose of large household appliances by registering for the annual appliance pick-up week. To register, call Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 21 to March 4.

Hall County residents:  770-536-7225

Gainesville city residents:  770-532-0493

Registration is required for items to be picked up. Residents will be given a specific date to have their items out at the curb. Up to three items per household will be accepted, including stoves, washers, water heaters, refrigerators/freezers, dryers and dish washers. Items will be recycled as scrap metal.

For safety, please remove doors from appliances that could trap a child.

 

Polar Plunge at Lake Lanier to Raise Money for Special Olympics Georgia

Polar Plunge at Lake Lanier to Raise Money for Special Olympics Georgia

BUFORD -- (Gwinnett Co. Sheriff’s Department) The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department will be participating in the February 17th, Polar Plunge at Lake Lanier to help raise money for Special Olympics Georgia.

The second annual Polar plunge event will be at the island’s Beach and Water Park in Buford. More than 250 plungers have registered from various agencies and businesses across metro Atlanta. The Gwinnett Sheriff’s team has approximately 20 plungers waiting to brave the icy waters.

The Polar Plunge is at 2 p.m. and the gates open at 11 a.m. There will be food, music, costume contests, a bounce house, dunking booths and Special Olympics athlete appearances. All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics.

Five Star Service at Your Local Waffle House, A Valentine's Day Treat

Five Star Service at Your Local Waffle House, A Valentine's Day Treat

ATLANTA – On Valentine’s Night, a number of Atlanta-area Waffle House restaurants will be offering white tablecloth service, candle light and romantic music from customers.

Hall County Snow Pictures

Hall County Snow Pictures

Hall County, GA--  Much of Georgia received a healthy dusting of snow overnight and in the early morning hours, as the February Winter storm "blew-in" dropping roughly an inch of snow in the Atlanta area.

The traffic commute was mostly affected in the northern part of the state, near bridges and overpasses, but for the most part this snow event was tame compared to the Snowmageddon of this past January.

11Alive viewer submitted pictures can be seen HERE.  Please send your own snow pictures to photos@11alive.com

Falcons Publicist Takes Talents to Dallas to Honor Fathers and Promote Family

Falcons Publicist Takes Talents to Dallas to Honor Fathers and Promote Family

FLOWERY BRANCH – Atlanta publicist, LaTonya Story, who represents Curtis Lofton and Mike Peterson; both of the Atlanta Falcons, hosted The National Football Players Father’s Association (NFPFA) 10th Anniversary event on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center in Garland, TX during Super Bowl XLV weekend. 

Hosted by the City of Garland and Mayor Ronald E. Jones, the city welcomed the parents of current and retired NFL Players. This year’s honorees included Tim Brown, Retired NFL Player, 9-time Pro Bowl selection, 1987 Heisman Trophy Winner; Dallas Cowboys All-Pro guard, Leonard Davis; NFPFA President and Founder, and Samuel McNabb (father to NFL Quarterback Donovan McNabb).