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'Elf on the Shelf' author to give readings this weekend

ATLANTA -- Carol Aebersold, co-creator of holiday children's book "The Elf on the Shelf," will host readings and book signings at three Metro Atlanta locations this weekend.

Aebersold, a Georgia resident and University of West Georgia graduate, based her story on a family tradition dating back to the 1970s.

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In the book, Santa Claus sends "scout elves" all over the world to watch children and help him determine whether they've been naughty or nice. "The Elf on the Shelf" follows a scout elf named Chippy as he helps a little boy, Taylor McTuttle, rediscover the Christmas spirit.

Forsyth Co. students use personal tech devices in the classroom

Forsyth Co. students use personal tech devices in the classroom

ALPHARETTA, Ga -- The classroom has entered a new era in learning and research.

Technology in your child's classroom has begun a new phase across metro Atlanta as teachers now encourage students to bring their personal technology devices to school to broaden their education.

Computer laptops, electronic tablets and Internet driven cellular phones -- once shunned by the school system as a no-no in the classroom -- are now urged by educators for their students to bring in to school with the acceptance of their parents.

Sip, Savor & Shop with Chefs in the City and Virginia Willis

Sip, Savor & Shop with Chefs in the City and Virginia Willis

ATLANTA -- This fall, Grape Crush Productions and Bloomingdale’s are bringing Atlanta’s premier chefs to the kitchen of one of the city’s most celebrated shopping destinations for a monthly event where guests will enjoy a guided tasting of artisan wines, a cooking demonstration by some of the city’s most celebrated chefs and preview the latest in home and fashion décor along with exclusive savings at Bloomingdale’s in Lenox Square mall. 

A celebration of food and fashion, this month the Chefs in the City event brings beloved Southern chef and cookbook author Virginia Willis to the store’s state-of-the-art demo kitchen on Oct. 27, from 6-8 p.m. 

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will hold an appreciation ceremony for more than 180 Atlanta-area music teachers Friday evening.

The teachers will be recognized at 7 p.m. by ASO president Stanley Romanstein. Afterward, the instructors will attend the evening's concert featuring the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky.

ASO cellist Joel Dallow will also receive a special award from Romanstein for his arts education advocacy work throughout Georgia.

Both the 8 p.m. concert and the preceding reception will take place at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Midtown.

 

Wanted: Young Writers

Wanted:  Young Writers
Cumming Local teams up with North Georgia Writers’ Academy

Do you have a son or daughter who loves to write?  Do they enjoy telling stories or sharing information about activities and events going on in their school?

Whether your child enjoys writing imaginative stories for others to read or they have an interest in what is going on in their school and they want to share that information with others, we have a place for them!  We’re currently looking for students – ages 10 through 18 – to submit articles to be published on CummingLocal.com.

Cumming Local is excited to partner with North Georgia Writers’ Academy (NGWA) to bring you the Young Writers’ Program.

Alpaca Yarns USA: Open House Event

Alpaca Yarns USA:  Open House Event

Alpaca Yarn USA first opened its Forsyth County doors in June of 2011.   Their shop is filled with all things Spinning, Weaving, Knitting & Felting related!

It is the perfect stop for the experienced.  If you’ve been spinning long you’ll most definitely appreciate that Alpaca Yarn USA is the largest seller of Spinning Wheels in the area (possibly even the state of Georgia).  They carry seven different models in stock and offer a very popular “try before you buy” option – uncommon when other stores need to special order the equipment.  You’ll also notice their beautiful selection of looms – carried in stock as well.

A fun way to teach your kid to read! 50% off edutainment DVDs and CDs from Readeez ($30 value)

A fun way to teach your kid to read! 50% off edutainment DVDs and CDs from Readeez ($30 value)

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