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Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4

Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4
Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers this Fourth of July Georgia Optometric Association Offers Tips to Celebrate the Holiday Safely

LearningRx Kennesaw sponsored Golden Soldiers 2nd Annual Big Day Out

LearningRx Kennesaw sponsored Golden Soldiers 2nd Annual Big Day Out

Kennesaw, GA - June 28, 2011 – On Saturday, June 18th LearningRx Kennesaw was a platinum sponsor of The Golden Soldiers Big Day Out at the Acworth Sports Complex.  Close to 600 people attended the second annual free event which provided fun and excitement for children with special needs and their families.

 BIG DAY OUT was held at the Acworth Sports Complex adjacent to the Horizon special needs field. The parking lot was filled with carnival games, inflatables, music, jugglers, a vendor walk, and a surprise visit from Freddie the Falcon and the Atlanta Falcon’s Cheerleaders.  

“We are delighted to once again support The Golden Soldiers BIG DAY OOUT”, said Kristen Thompson, owner and director of LearningRx Kennesaw.

KSU athletes hold soccer camp in Ecuador

KSU athletes hold soccer camp in Ecuador

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Six athletes and one coach from Kennesaw State University's women's soccer team are making plans to travel to Ecuador to conduct a soccer camp for 150 children.

The invitation to begin the camp was an outgrowth of KSU's Student Teaching International Study Abroad program held in conjunction with Colegio Menor and Universidad de San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador.

"This soccer camp is an excellent example of Kennesaw State's international outreach and engagement," said KSU president Daniel S. Papp. "Our international programs are central to KSU's academic mission, and we encourage our students to take part and get involved in these exciting projects."

This will be the first time any KSU student-athletes have ventured outside of the country to conduct a summer camp.

Volunteers needed for Cobb Meals on Wheels

Volunteers needed for Cobb Meals on Wheels

COBB CO., Ga. -- Cobb County is fortunate to have a fantastic Meals on Wheels program, which ensures that homebound seniors received hot meals every day.

The program, which prepares and delivers more than 220 meals a day, desperately needs volunteer drivers in Austell, Kennesaw, Mableton, Marietta, Powder Springs and Smyrna.

The much-appreciated Meals on Wheels volunteers make sure that their clients feel special by personally bringing them the hot, delicious meals.

Anyone who is interesting in "adopting a route" should contact Cobb Senior Services at 770-528-5381.

Kennesaw State's Karlsson Named A-Sun Men's Golfer of the Year

Kennesaw State's Karlsson Named A-Sun Men's Golfer of the Year

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Kennesaw State's Jeff Karlsson was named Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Golfer of the Year award today in a unanimous selection by the coaches of the conference.  Karlsson becomes the first KSU men's golfer to claim the award.

"We're extremely proud of Jeff for receiving this honor," said KSU head men's golf coach Jay Moseley.  "Any kind of award of this magnitude is great for this program.  It says a lot, not just about Jeff, but about the program and the quality of players that we have in it."

BEST SPOTS: To Run in the City

BEST SPOTS: To Run in the City

ATLANTA -- For this week's edition of Best Spots, we have compiled a list of best places to run for beginners, intermediate and advanced runners.

Recently, running has risen in popularity due to people discovering the different benefits it offers. Running has been proven to lessen stress, aid in weight loss and can serve as a method of meditation. According to the Seattle Times, 26.5 million people in the US run 50 days out of the year.

  • Beginners Routes

The Silver Comet Trail is known as “the only truly flat place you can run in Atlanta”. The trail starts near Mavell Road in Smyrna and runs all the way to the Georgia/Alabama line, near Cedartown and Esom. The trail is a favorite among runners searching for a leisurely stroll and good scenery.

Atlanta Beat Player Ready For World Cup Action

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Carli Loyd of the Atlanta Beat would love to duplicate her 2008 golden Olympic moment at the upcoming World Cup competition in Germany.

Loyd scored the game winner against Brazil in team USA's 1-0 win.  She leaves June 14th for Germany where the American women begin group play against North Korea, Columbia, and Sweden.  The event that put American women's soccer on the World Cup map was the 1999 championship.

She visited with Randy Waters in 11 Alive's studio at 6 PM Wednesday evening where she said America will be one of the co-favorites along with 2 time defending champion Germany.

The Atlanta Beat will be back in action at home this Saturday, June 11th at 7pm.