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Historic Duluth is taking off... come along for the ride!

 

Business is taking off in Historic Duluth and with the addition of 7 new Main Street merchants there is much to celebrate!  Event coordinator and merchant  Shelly Howard stated  It is so promising to see the new businesses open in spite of the down economy. We see hope for a future of our Main Street destination with new merchant relationships building to strengthen our attraction to visit Historic Duluth.    The community is invited to join the celebration and "come along for the ride" by participating in an outdoor art exhibit which will be unveiled Saturday, September 17th starting at 11am.  Miniature hot air balloon blank forms are available to paint and decorate at Luv for Art, one of the new merchants. Artists of all ages and skill are invited to join the exhibit.

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Food Musings: A Peek Inside Plaza Fiesta Food Court

Food Musings: A Peek Inside Plaza  Fiesta Food Court
With the panorama of the Atlanta skyline as the background lies Plaza Fiesta, an often overlooked building by many metro Atlantans.   This is not your traditional “lifestyle” mall. This is a place where worlds collide. One you step in you feel like you are in a totally different country.   Personally, Plaza Fiesta gave me flashbacks of my years in Guadalajara. When you enter, the first thing that hits you is color!

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Droughts signals bad news for peanut butter lovers

Droughts signals bad news for peanut butter lovers

ATLANTA -- It's been 30 years since so few acres of peanuts were planted in Georgia.

The shortage and ongoing drought are bringing higher prices for peanuts and their favorite cousin -- peanut butter.

The acreage is down because farmers chose to plant cotton, which was commanding higher prices. It was thought plenty of peanuts would still be available, but many of the plants have not come out of the ground due to drought.

The situation has peanut butter manufacturers bracing for tighter supplies, according to Don Koehler with the Georgia Peanut Commission.

Georgia is the nation's largest producer of peanuts, producing 46 percent of U.S. peanuts.

DISNEY CHANNEL'S FIRST NATIONAL DANCE TALENT SEARCH

DISNEY CHANNEL'S FIRST NATIONAL DANCE TALENT SEARCH

DISNEY CHANNEL'S FIRST NATIONAL DANCE TALENT SEARCH COMES TO MALL OF GEORGIA SAT JULY 23

Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off – 'Shake It Up' edition," Disney Channel's first national dance talent search just for kids, hosted by AT&T U-verse, will make its mark at Mall of Georgia in Buford, Georgia. Kids ages 8-16, with the consent of a parent, will have the opportunity to show off their dance skills and record a dance video onsite for online submission for a chance to compete in a dance off to air on Disney Channel in October 2011. The grand prize includes a special guest dance spot on "Shake It Up" plus the chance to meet the cast. Fans and dance enthusiasts are invited to come down and participate in a Q&A with Roshon Fegan.

READ THE FULL DETAILS AT http://www.thebluebirdpatch.com/2011/07/disney-channels-first-national-dance.html

Jobless rate rises in June

Jobless rate rises in June

ATLANTA -- Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 9.9 percent in June.

That's up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 9.8 percent in May, according to state labor commissioner Mark Butler.

"The unemployment rate inched up slightly because of normal seasonal factors, primarily involving the end of the school year," Butler said. "Non-contract school workers such as bus drivers, lunchroom and janitorial workers are usually laid off during the summer school break."

The loss of 12,400 seasonal jobs in state and local public school systems accounted for the bulk of the 14,600 payroll jobs lost throughout the state.

"Also, new graduates began searching for jobs and are counted as unemployed while doing so," Butler said.