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Local couple donates $250,000 to Gwinnett Tech

Local couple donates $250,000 to Gwinnett Tech

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Gwinnett philanthropists Clyde and Sandra Strickland have donated $250,000 to the Legacy of Lives Campaign at Gwinnett Technical College.

The program establishes scholarships for students in certain programs, and helps others enroll in the school after obtaining their GEDs.

RELATED: New Heart & Vascular Center at Gwinnett Medical Center to be named for the Stricklands

Food Bloggers Dish On How to "Spin" Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

Food Bloggers Dish On How to "Spin" Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes When it comes to Thanksgiving food bloggers or “foodies” are anything but traditional. Their favorite philosophy is “Think Outside the Box”. Putting down the Thanksgiving menu is as exciting for them as cooking and sharing the meal with family and friends. Foodies always like to place a creative pin to traditional dishes. The result are unique scrumptious and mouth-watering dishes that could give any professional chef a run for their money.


Recently, food bloggers from "The Brown Culinary Experience" offered their takes on their favorite Thanksgiving dishes.

LOCAL PROFILE: Turkey Day Fitness Tips

 

ATLANTA – Next week marks the start of the season many of us look forward to, year round. People love this season, dubbed “the most wonderful time of the year”, for a number of reasons. For children it could be the toys and gifts they receive or the annual visit to Grandma’s house. Or for adults it could be the abundant holiday cheer or the abundant holiday food it's okay to consume for the mere sake of the holiday. For some, the holidays can be too cheery and many end up heavier than they were before they started. 

Was the holiday food really worth a holiday gut? Think again.

Many people struggle with this issue, year in and year out. Some go on crash diets before the holiday or workout until they’re fatigued to “make room” for their Thanksgiving Feast but Amy Henry at FORUM Fitness in Buckhead thinks they’re all “wasting their time”.

Take-back event yields 3,800 pounds of drugs

Take-back event yields 3,800 pounds of drugs

ATLANTA -- The third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Oct. 29 was a huge success in Georgia.

Participants turned in about 3,794.35 pounds of unwanted and expired medication for safe disposal at numerous sites across the state.

This amount exceeded the weight of the drugs collected at the second event in April, which was about 3,509 pounds.

"The total number of drugs taken back in Georgia speaks volumes about the problem of unused and unneeded prescriptions, the danger they pose to the community and the communities' commitment to making prescription drug abuse a top priority in the state," John Comer, acting special agent in charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Atlanta Field Division, said in a statement.

Know Your Stats: Prostate Cancer Awareness event

Know Your Stats: Prostate Cancer Awareness event

Join Gwinnett Medical Center and the Gwinnett Chamber for a FREE breakfast event on prostate health. This event will take place November 4 from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at the 1818 Club inside the Gwinnett Chamber located at 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway. Learn the facts on prostate health, meet Ryan Stewart, former Georgia Tech defensive back and ESPN personality, and enter to win a number of sports prizes.

 The first 50 people to RSVP will be entered in a drawing for an iPad. Space is limited and women are welcome to attend.

 RSVP to Keyonda at 678-312-3452 or kjohnson11@gwinnettmedicalcenter.org

Nominate A Child For Bert’s Big Adventure!

Nominate A Child For Bert’s Big Adventure!

Do you know any children ages 5-12 that have a chronic or terminal illness and live in the Atlanta-area? If so, they probably qualify for Bert's Big Adventure! Download the application or nominate a child.

To qualify, children must be between the ages of 5 and 12 years old, live in “The Bert Show” radio listening area (All the Hits Q100, 99.7 FM) in metro Atlanta, prove financial need and have never been to Walt Disney World®.

Aames, The Pink Plumber Hits the Road for Breast Cancer Awareness on October 17

Aames, The Pink Plumber Hits the Road for Breast Cancer Awareness on October 17

Aames, The Pink Plumber is committed to pulling the plug on breast cancer. Since 2010, the company has donated 5 percent of its net profits to a national breast cancer charity. To honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Aames, The Pink Plumber is upping the philanthropic ante and donating 5 percent of its net profits to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Donations made through October 31 will go toward providing mammograms for under- and uninsured women.

 

In addition to its capital commitment, Aames, The Pink Plumber has taken its mission to the street. The company painted its 40-truck fleet bright pink, raising awareness about breast cancer and the commitment to finding a cure. On October 17, all 40 service trucks will take part in a drive-around on Interstate 285 to further bring attention to the fight against this disease.