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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

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.

Scout Day at the Gwinnett Braves

Scout Day at the Gwinnett Braves

On June 6th all scouts in the Northeast Georgia Council visited the Gwinnett Braves Stadium to participate in pre game scouting festivities that included a scout parade, pre-game Q&A session with players/coach, and baseline "Box Seating" for all scouts.  For a full photo recap vist The Bluebird Patch.

BEST SPOTS: Golf Clubs and Courses

BEST SPOTS: Golf Clubs and Courses

BUFORD – For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of the best golf courses in for you to take a break and tee it off while the weather is nice.

The Hamilton Mill Golf Club is a favorite among many Atlanta golfers and is known for its “panoramic views, playable Bermuda grass fairways, undulating bentgrass greens and impeccable, year round conditioning”.

The course was designed by Fred Couples and Gene Bates. Members and guests enjoy the stunning par-72 course. The facility features a clubhouse with a Pro Shop and a conference room. It also features a practice center with 7,000-square-feet of bentgrass putting greens.   

Members can play 18 holes with cart at Hamilton Mill for $16-$60.

The Northwood Country Club facility in Lawrenceville, Georgia features 6,798 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par-71.

The LAA's Copa Latina de Atlanta - June 11th

The LAA's Copa Latina de Atlanta - June 11th

On June 11th the Latin American Association will host its second annual charity soccer tournament: Copa Latina de Atlanta. The tournament will be held at the Atlanta Silverbacks Park, 3200 Atlanta Silverbacks Way.

The tournament is open to adult, teen and youth teams. Two games are guaranteed and all players will receive a t-shirt.

Registration Information:

Team Captains should register teams before June 3, 2011. You may register at www.thelaa.org, email smarske@thelaa.org, or call 404-471-1892.

Fees -

  • Individual teams $250
  • Youth Teams (11-14 yrs) $140
  • Corporate Sponsored Teams $350

In addition to the soccer tournament, there will be a free Family Fiesta beginning at 11 a.m.!

For further information, visit the website www.thelaa.org!

BEST SPOTS: Summer Camps for Kids

BEST SPOTS: Summer Camps for Kids

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of the best summer camps for your children, this year.

YMCA Centers are the nation’s largest provider of child care services and there are a number of YMCA centers around the metro area. According to their website, YMCA’s provide “family-centered, values-based programs” and they support the “physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of children”. Camp charges vary depending on if membership. Check them out online and find your neighborhood center.

Camp Twin Lakes is a network of camps around North Georgia that “provides life-changing camp programs for kids with serious illnesses, disabilities and other challenges and various state-of-the-art locations throughout the state”.

Metro Atlanta celebrates warm weather, water safety

Metro Atlanta celebrates warm weather, water safety

ATLANTA -- The weather is finally getting warmer, which means it's the perfect time to visit one of the many pools in Metro Atlanta.

The 11Alive Web Team has compiled a list of public pools located throughout North Georgia:

* Northeast Metro
Clarke, Forsyth, Gwinnett and Hall Counties

* South Metro
Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry and South Fulton Counties

* Intown and North Fulton
Also includes DeKalb County

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