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Several events to commemorate 10th anniversary of Sept. 11

Several events to commemorate 10th anniversary of Sept. 11

Cobb County --  The Kiwanis Club of Marietta will remember the 10th anniversary with its Field of Flags installation. As one of the largest commemorative events in the nation, a flag will be placed in Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park for each life lost on Sept. 11.

On Saturday, Sept. 10, the processional of flags will travel about one mile from Grace Community Church on Kennesaw Avenue to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Line up begins at 7 a.m. and the parade starts at 8 a.m., rain or shine.

On Sunday, Sept. 11, the memorial service in remembrance of the lives lost begins at 7:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle. The reading of names and ringing of bells will begin at 8:48 a.m. The flags will fly through Friday, Sept. 16. For more information, visit 911fieldofflags.com.

Residents are also invited to the 13th annual Festival of Music 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre.

BEST SPOTS: Metro Atlanta Fall Festivals

BEST SPOTS: Metro Atlanta Fall Festivals

ATLANTA – Fall is approaching and ‘tis the season for fall festivals. Metro Atlanta offers a festival for whatever tickles your fancy; whether it be food, music or fun you can find it during the autumn season in the city. For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of the best fall festival in Atlanta, this year.

Come to Atlanta for one of the largest gay celebrations in the United States. The Atlanta Pride Festival will celebrate their 41st year, this October. Atlanta Pride started in the summer of 1970, a year after the Stonewall Riots in New York City. According to their website, the main purpose of the APC is to “promote unity, visibility and self-esteem among lesbian, gay men, bisexuals and transgender persons”. The festival features events, like: the Official Atlanta Pride Kickoff Party, the Tran March, Pride parade and Pride Children’s event.

BEST SPOTS: Labor Day Staycations

BEST SPOTS: Labor Day Staycations

ATLANTA -- Due to recent instability in the United States economy, many people are opting to stay in town for the Labor Day holiday. Vacations like these or “staycations” have become more popular since high oil prices have forced gas prices to top out at, sometimes, more than $4.00 per gallon.

According to an article by CNNMoney, the steady decline of gas prices could result in an increase in “last-minute” holiday travel. However, for those who want to stay in town and get their most “bang for their buck” there are plenty of choices near the Atlanta area to "take a load off" and relax.

Some Atlantans will choose to head out to the lake, Laek Lanier, for their Labor Day vacation.

WEEKEND EVENTS: NOPHEST, Ribs and Rolling BBQ and Arts Festivals

WEEKEND EVENTS: NOPHEST, Ribs and Rolling BBQ and Arts Festivals

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

SPACE ATLANTA will host the West End BeltLine Open Air Market on Friday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. The Green Market in Southwest Atlanta is located in the historic West End area; it features local vendors, farmers and gardeners. The market will be held in the parking lot of SPACE Atlanta Restaurant. SPACE Atlanta is located at 1310 White Street in Atlanta.

The Ribs and Rolling BQQ Event will be held at the Kiwanis Fairground in Griffin on August 20 from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The cook-off and car show will host between thirty to fifty professional cook teams. The Jonesmen, The Songsmen, By Grace, The Carters and other acts will be performing at the fairground. The Kiwanis Fairground is located at 1025 S.

Workshop will highlight how to effectively do business with county

Workshop will highlight how to effectively do business with county

Cobb County --  People interested in learning how to conduct business with Cobb County are invited to a workshop 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17.

Representatives from companies that provide goods and services such as: computer hardware and software, public safety, tools and hardware, electrical repair and supplies, plumbing, audio/visual equipment, furniture, chemicals, janitorial supplies and custom printing are welcome.

The meeting will be hosted by Cobb County Purchasing Department and held in the Cobb Safety Village, 1220 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta.

To RSVP for this free event, contact Inger Eberhart at 770-528-3317 or inger.eberhart@cobbcounty.org.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Glory in the Park, Atlanta Falcons and IMAX

WEEKEND EVENTS: Glory in the Park, Atlanta Falcons and IMAX

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Bands, Brew and Boobie-Q will be held at SweetWater Brewing Company on Saturday. This event is being held to benefit the Team Zero to Sixty, who are raising money for the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Race for the Cure. The event starts at 7:00 and SweetWater is located at 195 Ottley Drive in Atlanta.  

As a part of the Jazz on the Lawn series, Gwen Hughes will be performing her pop, jazz and bluegrass hits at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. This Atlanta based singer has performed in a number of cities from Paris to Prague. Her album is due out in early 2011. The concert will be held at 980 Briarcliff Road in Atlanta.

Alison Krauss and Union Station will be performing at the FOX Theatre on Saturday night. The two acts perform bluegrass and country.

LOCAL PROFILE: LaTonya Story of LPS Consulting PR Firm

ATLANTA – She represents a couple of Atlanta Falcons, one of the most sought after celebrity photographers, a Top Model and the NFL Players Fathers Association; she’s a mother and a budding PR superstar, meet LaTonya Story.

Recently, the Where U Live team profiled the owner of LPS Consulting about how she got into the business, how she uses her influence to mentor students and about her upcoming projects.