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11Alive morning team gives teachers 'Our Favorite Things'

11Alive morning team gives teachers 'Our Favorite Things'

ATLANTA -- 11Alive's morning team rolled out the red carpet Monday morning to honor Metro Atlanta's "Class Act" teachers. The 31 men and women were nominated by their peers and students for special recognition for their committment to their classes and students.


On Monday, the 31 educators, their principals and some family and friends joined the 11Alive morning team as a live studio audience.


For a Random Act of Kindness, they all received some of our anchors' favorite things:


From Chesley and Men's Warehouse: a stylish matching tie and pocket square.


From Karyn and Spa Sydell: a gift certificate for much-deserved pampering.

Dining Out for Life

Dining Out for Life

If you ever wanted an excuse to eat out, it would be to support the efforts of Dining Out for Life, an annual community fundraising event involving the generous support and participation of corporate sponsors, restaurant communities nationwide, dedicated community volunteers, and the thousands of citizens that will dine out on Wednesday April 27, 2011 at participating restaurants. 

The 19th Annual Dining Out for Life in Atlanta will benefit Open Hand a non-profit organization that helps to deliver over 5,400 nutritious meals daily to men, women and children who are living below the federal poverty level and strives to empower our neighbors to live healthy, independent lives.

Walmart "re-vitalizes" to win old customers back

Walmart "re-vitalizes" to win old customers back

ATLANTA – In effort to revive their customer base, Walmart is “re-invigorating” their price leadership promise.

According to Walter Woods of Cohn and Wolfe, “Walmart is putting the customer at the center of everything and taking specific steps to deliver one-stop shopping to its customers.”

Walmart is increasing their competitive checks to offer lower prices on many items. They’re also partnering with different suppliers to lower the cost per item on many of their items.

In additon to those changes, the company is bringing back its “Ad Match” policy, making it easier for customers to actually see their savings.

Kroger warms customers of possible spam emails

Kroger warms customers of possible spam emails

ATLANTA – Recently, Kroger sent their Kroger Plus customers’ a letter explaining that “someone outside of the company” had tapped into their data base and obtained customers’ names and email addresses.

According to Kroger, the data base contained names and email addresses of customers who voluntarily provided their names and email addresses to Kroger.

Kroger warning their customers to not be alarmed if they receive spam email messages and they apologize for any inconvenience. Kroger, also, wants to remind their customers not to open emails from senders they don’t know.

Also, “Kroger would never ask you to email personal information such as credit card numbers or social security numbers. If you receive such a request, it did not come from Kroger and should be deleted.”  

If you have any concerns, you are welcomed to call Kroger’s customer service center at 1-800-Krogers (1-800-576-4377).

County Offices Closed for Presidents Day

County Offices Closed for Presidents Day

LAWRENCEVILLE -- (Gwinnett County) All Gwinnett County government offices, with the exception of those operations required for the comfort and safety of the citizens of the county, will be closed Feb. 21 for the Presidents Day holiday. All offices will resume regular working hours on Feb. 22. A Magistrate Court judge will be available at the Gwinnett County Detention Center.

Presidents Day is not a trash and recycling holiday; haulers will follow the normal trash and recycling schedule the week of Feb. 21.

My Grocery Spy.com Launches to Help Atlanta Shoppers Save Up To 35% Weekly on Groceries

My Grocery Spy.com Launches to Help Atlanta Shoppers Save Up To 35% Weekly on Groceries

http://www.mygroceryspy.com/ is a new online price-sleuthing service that enables families to save more money on groceries and other supermarket items.  http://www.mygroceryspy.com/ has just launched to help Atlanta grocery shoppers instantly compare prices and make more informed decisions about where to find the Atlanta grocery savings each week.

Twice a week, http://www.mygroceryspy.com/ checks out the prices on 150 to 200 grocery products at four of the top chains in the metro area, including Publix, Kroger, WalMart and Ingles. http://www.mygrocerspy.com/ provides a price comparison chart and sorts the shopping list so the lowest prices are readily identified by store.

LEGO Universe Brick Drive at Gwinnett Place Mall

LEGO Universe Brick Drive at Gwinnett Place Mall

On Saturday, December 4, from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Gwinnett Place will host the LEGO Universe Brick Drive and there will be premium giveaways and a drawing to win copies of LEGO Universe and a one-year subscription to online gaming. Bring new LEGO toys for donation and enter to win. This drive is part of a nationwide initiative to set up Brick Drives in the top 15 markets in the country, all benefiting local charity organizations.

Come and give to a great cause! While there, check out the Mega Mart Quiz Bowl and get some holiday shopping done. Collection bins will remain to receive donations until Tuesday, December 14.

Gwinnett Place Mall is located on 2100 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth.