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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.

Local Children's Authors Enjoy a Successful Book Signing at Barnes and Noble at The Avenue

Local Children's Authors Enjoy a Successful Book Signing at Barnes and Noble at The Avenue

On Saturday, October 29th, nine new children's authors enjoyed a very successful book signing event at the Barnes and Noble located at The Avenue in Cumming. All but two of the authors are from Cumming and all of them are relatively new to the world of being published authors.

The authors whose books have all been published by BQB Publishing of Cumming, are varied in their ages and the types of books they write. The ages range from 11 years old to AARP-eligible and not telling, and the genres run from children's illustrated picture books to a suspense novel written for teens and young adults.

The books by these authors are all available through the Barnes and Noble Bookstore and the Humpus Bumpus Bookstore in Cumming as well as through Amazon, Barnes and Noble online, and booksellers across the country.

R.E. Munzing - "Beyond the Firefly Field"

DULUTH: Gingrich to address Ga. GOP forum

DULUTH: Gingrich to address Ga. GOP forum

DULUTH, Ga. -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is set to speak at a Republican presidential forum in Gwinnett County.

The former House Speaker will address the 7th congressional district GOP in Duluth Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Seventh District GOP Chairman Jason Thompson said the open, town hall-style format will provide Georgians "an up-close and personal opportunity to meet and hear candidates in person, instead of just on television."

Thompson said the group has invited all Republican primary presidential candidates to come for individual sessions before the group and is hopeful more will choose to attend.

Gingrich, a former congressman from Georgia, is trailing frontrunners Mitt Romney, Herman Cain and Rick Perry in public opinion polls.

Forsyth County Schools is Seeking Nominations for Counselor of the Year! Submit by Nov. 4

Forsyth County - Forsyth County has many outstanding school counselors. Once a year we have the opportunity to give special recognition to a counselor or counselors as Counselor of the Year. Nominees must demonstrate attributes and qualities of supporting students in the areas of career, personal/social and academic development of students, leadership, advocacy, collaboration, service to school and community and the highest levels of professional and personal ethical standards. 

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®.

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.

 

Will to Win 5K

Will to Win 5K

On Saturday, October 29th, friends & family of Cumming Resident Will Abernathy will flock to Lambert High School for the Will to Win 5k.

And the entire community and all Cumming Local readers are invited!

The Will to Win 5k and Fun Run will benefit the family of 3 year old Will Abernathy.  In October of 2010, Will was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma Stage 4 Cancer.


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