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Traffic impacted this Sunday due to Atlanta Marathon

Traffic impacted this Sunday due to Atlanta Marathon

 

Expect road closures on Sunday as runners discover Atlanta one mile at a time at the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay on Sunday, October 30, 2011. The 26.2 mile urban course starts and finishes at Atlantic Station taking participants on a tour of Atlanta past well-known Atlanta sites and neighborhoods such as Georgia Tech, Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium, Turner Field, Grant Park, Oakland Cemetery, Martin Luther King Center, Piedmont Park, Buckhead and the famous Peachtree Road.

Below are some important resources for spectators and residents / businesses located along the course.

Lily's Run

Lily's Run
3rd Annual Lily’s Run

Lily Anderson & Kingdom Kids are partnering again to bring the 3rd Annual Lily’s Run at Vickery Village in Cumming.

When: October 9th – Race start & activities begin at 12pm.  Pre-Registration is at 11am.
Where: Vickery Village – 5772 North Vickery Street – Cumming, 30040
Run Info: 5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Run
Registration: Available at Active.com


LOCAL PROFILE: NFL Linebacker Rennie Curran

LILBURN -- Former Brookwood High School football standout, Rennie Curran is patiently waiting for a new jersey. Over the past two years, Curran went from the University of Georgia to LP Field in Nashville and now he's back at home.

 Curran was released shortly after this year's NFL pre-season, despite leading the team in tackles during the pre-season. 

Since being cut, Curran has been training at Catalyst and other gyms to ensure that when he does get a call, he wont miss a step. Curran is pretty confident he'll be wearing someone's jersey soon.    

Halloween event at Stars and Strikes to benefit local charities

Halloween event at Stars and Strikes to benefit local charities

DALLAS, Ga. -- Halloween may be more than a month away, but the spooky fun is already starting at three Metro Atlanta Stars and Strikes locations.

Beginning Friday, Sept. 30 and running until Halloween, every weekend will be a "Hallo Fun" weekend at Stars and Strikes in Cumming, Dacula and Dallas. Festivities include a pumpkin patch, craft vendors, scavenger hunts, Haunted Lazer Tag and a haunted house that will benefit local nonprofits. The charities vary by location; for example, it will be Relay for Life in Dallas.

Admission to the haunted house is $7.

50% off One Month of QuickStart Tennis Lessons with Big Time Sports in Cumming ($60 value)!

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Subway celebrates 500th Metro Atlanta store

Subway celebrates 500th Metro Atlanta store

ATLANTA -- With the arrival of several new stores this month, Subway celebrates the opening of more than 500 stores in Metro Atlanta since its first location in 1977.

This milestone is a testament to the Subway brand and the franchisees who have made it so successful in the Atlanta area -- not to mention the world, as Subway is the planet's largest restaurant chain with over 34,000 locations.

"We continue to offer a dining experience that meets the changing tastes and needs of our loyal patrons, so it is no surprise to see this important achievement," said Christi Estis, director of operations for Subway Development of Atlanta. "We could not have reached this milestone without the dedication of our model franchisees and employees.

BEST SPOTS: The Atlanta Braves #BravesBash

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves held their first #BravesBash social media event on Sunday evening after a matchup against the Chicago Cubs.

Although Dan Uggla broke his 33-game streak an hour before, he and all of his teammates put their smiles on and were perfectly poised to chat with fans from across the United States.

The Braves steamed a behind-the-scenes look at their first effort on their website. The event had multiple stations for fan interaction: they hosted a Conference Call, Skype with Fans, they moderated a Twitter conversation, streamed Peter Moylan’s talkshow which was named by his Twitter followers and hosted simultaneous online chats.

As a result of the effort, the team gained about 3,000 Twitter followers and acquired 16,500 Facebook likes.