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Explore Georgia: Tybee Island Tips No One Tells You About

Ever wonder how can you maximize your visit to Tybee Island? We have gathered the best insider tips so you can plan a dream trip to one of the most unique places you'll ever visit. BEST PLACE TO LAY DOWN YOUR TOWEL Park near the Tybee Beach Beach and Pavilion ( Tybrisa St, Tybee Island, GA 31328) use the bridge  in front of the Tybee Island Marine Center  turn right and walk towards the rock formation close to the sand dunes. This portion of the beach has a smoother sand, lots of shallow areas that are perfect for little kids to bathe safely, is less crowded, and because it's close to the sand dunes you will see a large variety of seaside birds.

What's Happy This Week (6-24-2011) Beagle Freedom project, Sung-Bong Choi, Happiness in a Bottle, and much more

1. Beagle Freedom Project Beagle freedom project recently rescued these beagles ho have lived their entire lives inside a research laboratory.  According to this organization "These beagles have known nothing except the confines of metal cages. They have known no soft human touch, no warm bed, no companionship, no love. They have never been outside or sniffed a tree or grass. Finally, after years of being poked and prodded, these beagles are FREE! ARME got the call that a facility was willing to release them to us after they had been used in several tests. We picked them up on June 8th and now they are all in loving foster homes, and one has already been adopted. If you are interested in adopting any of these special beagles, please email us at: If you cannot adopt, but would like to help, ARME is a non-profit organization and we rely on your donations to continue this work. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation.  You can donate h

CELEBRATE ATLANTA’S FIRST RESPONDERS ON SATURDAY, JUNE 25. Grady Health Foundation’s Rock-N-Ride is a Party from Start to Finish

Warm weather, music and motorcycles and a great cause all in one spot could only mean one thing: Grady Health Foundation’s “Rock‐N‐Ride” presented by AirTran Airways is right around the corner. On Saturday, June 25 motorcyclists will gather at Killer Creek Harley-Davidson in Roswell to kick off the event that benefits Grady Health Foundation and Gold Shield Atlanta. Ride registration begins at $40 and includes a commemorative Rock‐N‐Ride T-shirt, a ride pin and complimentary bike parking downtown at the festival. The event starts at 11:00am with entertainment by RATL at Killer Creek Harley‐Davidson in Roswell. Kickstands up at 2:00pm and the group will head downtown for the “Party on Peachtree” – MusicFest ‐ which begins at 3:00pm. Don’t ride? Don’t worry you can join in the fun at 3 p.m. on Peachtree Street which will be shut down between Harris Street and Ellis Street for the first time ever. You won’t need a ticket to get in, so stop by and shop at the local artist market, purcha

Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel Watch Party and Online Chat Online event June 30, 2011

GPB media is throwing a party for the premiere of Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel and you're invited! Join GPB for an online watch party at 8p.m. where you can chat and like-minds during the documentary's premiere. Then chat with director/producer Pam Roberts at 9p.m. during the second airing. Here is the watch party address: . Don't forget to invite your friends!

Dr. Oz's 25 Things Every Teen Should Do for a Happy, Healthy Life

Dr. Oz's 25 Things Every Teen Should Do for a Happy, Healthy Life 1. Realize that you control what goes into your body. 2. Realize that it's never too late to start adopting healthy habits. You get a do‑over. 3. Walk ten thousand steps a day (about five miles). 4. Have one buddy who shares your ideals about living a healthy lifestyle and who you're comfortable talking with about healthy habits. 5. Avoid known toxins such as tobacco, bisphenol A (BPA) in plastics, and toxins found in dry cleaning and some cosmetic products. That means stay away from formaldehyde (found in some Brazilian Blowouts, "smoking water," and embalming fluid). 6. Regularly avoid the major categories of unhealthy foods: saturated fats, trans fats, added sugar, added syrup, non–100 percent whole grains. 7. Eat cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, watercress, and arugula three times a week. 8. Take a multivitamin every day and get your recommended daily amoun

Mexican Brunch: Chorizo Sopes with Poached Eggs, Spinach and Roasted Poblano Sauce

 I love experimenting with new brunch dishes and for father's day I wanted to create something that was reminiscent of my days living in Mexico. This dish is my interpretation on Eggs Benedict.  For this recipe instead of the typical muffin used in Eggs Benedict we are using mexican "sopes",  mexican chorizo, and roasted poblanos and spinach as a substitute for the hollandaise sauce.  There are two ways to make a "sope". You can buy the corn masa and make them from scratch or you can buy them at your local Mexican store, and fried them for 1 minute. I choose to buy them just because I really did not wanted to slave all day in the kitchen.  For this recipe you will need: 1 pound of Mexican chorizo Corn masa sopes  1 cup of Manchego cheese Sauce:  4 large fresh Poblano chiles 1/2 cup of onion 1 small clove of garlic, finely minced 1/2 cup of fresh spinach 3 tablespoons all purpose flour 2 cups warm whole milk  1/2 cup whipping cream Salt and fre

What's Happy This Week (6-17-2011) Betty White Happiness Tips, Dalai Lama Pizza Joke

Betty White's 10 Tips For Happiness Want the top 10 tips to living a long and happy life? Hear Betty White's sage advice, like not tweeting photos of your junk and not dwelling on mistakes. Did you hear the one about the Dalai Lama and the pizza shop? No? Neither did the Dalai Lama Read more:

Sausages for Sausage Dogs!

Sausages for Sausage Dogs! Eat sausages & help rescue dogs! Thursday, June 23 Photo by Katie Wright. All day: EAT! Nom Nom Nom delicious sausage and know you’re helping the sausagedogs! 10% of the day’s sales benefit DREAM Dachshund Rescue’s veterinary fund! (and 100% of FLOAT sales will be donated! Indulge!) 6-8 PM: Hang with the hounds! Bring your doggies to hang in the back yard while you nosh! Enter the raffle to win a @CAT_LANTA art kitten with a doxie on it! (If you can’t come to the raffle, you can enter online at DREAM) Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand 489 Moreland Avenue in East Atlanta Village      @sausagestand @dreamrescue @cat_lanta

Why Single Gender Schools Matter - The Case of Ivy Preparatory Academy

It has been a rough couple of weeks for Ivy Preparatory Academy. The future of the all-girls school was put in jeopardy last month when the Supreme Court ruled the commission that approved the charter school was unconstitutional.  According to Tony Roberts president/CEO of the Georgia Charter Schools  Association; "The poorly reasoned decision by four Georgia Supreme Court justices to declare the Georgia Charter Schools Commission “unconstitutional” is tragic not only for the students and their schools but also for the state of Georgia". In other to gain momentum and raise funds for what it seems to be one of the most financially challenging years yet to come,  Dee Dee Hudson, co-president of Ivy Prep's Parent Teacher Student Association, led a rally this past Saturday for several nicknamed "parent warriors." The pep rally gained the attention of several news outlets including 11 Alive news.  Unfortunately, this morning the Court announced that it will no

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. Since 1930, the Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. It is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade. Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting. Currently, Cub Scouting is the largest of the BSA's five membership divisions (the others are Boy Scouting, Venturing, Sea Scouts and Explorer Scouts). If you would like to have you kid join this wonderful organization please visit .