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Friday, November 18, 2011

Alpharetta's Artistic Holiday in the Village Nov. 19th


Looking for some holiday fun, check out the:

ARTISTIC HOLIDAY IN THE VILLAGE
SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 19, 2011
10:00 am til dark
The Alpha Arts Guild with
 Monfort’s Fine Art & Arbor House Interiors
 brings you a
festive OUTDOOR HOLIDAY MARKET.

Join us for a day of excitement and a memorable
shopping experience.

FEATURING:
Artistic Gifts by local artists
Specialty Food Items
Bakery Items
Music
Much, Much More

37 Church Street
Alpharetta, GA 30009
770-475-4371

41 Church Street
Alpharetta, GA 30009
770-837-3004

Also, there are events through December 4th in Alpharetta including the Farmer's Market.   Check out the attached flyers:     Downtown Alpharetta Flyer  November 19th Artistic Holiday in the Village

Saturday, November 12, 2011

ABWA Crabapple- Nov. 15th Next Meeting


Our next ABWA Crabapple Chapter meeting will be on November 15th  at The Barn (770-650-9838) behind the Fickle Pickle, 1085 Canton Street, Roswell, GA 30075 www.ficklepicklecafe.com  Networking at 6PM with dinner at 6:30PM.     For more info, email me at pam.santoro@harrynorman.com or go to the website:   www.abwacrabapple.com

Friday, November 11, 2011

Atlanta Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 12, 2011

Happy Veterans Day!

Atlanta’s 30th annual Veterans Day parade will be held Saturday, Nov. 12th, in downtown Atlanta. Click HERE for details.   Parade starts at 11:11am and begins on Peachtree Street south of Ralph McGill/Ivan Allen Blvd.  

Many thanks to all of our Veterans!   If you'd like to learn about ways to support our veterans, check out these websites:

Help provide shelter to severely injured veterans. www.homesforourtroops.org
Offer a vet a ride to a VA medical facility. www.dav.org/volunteers
Provide foster care for a pet while a veteran is deployed. www.guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org
Record a war story of a veteran for the Library of Congress. www.loc.gov/vets
Put old cell phones to use, each phone gives a vet one hour of talk time home. www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com
Donate used DVDs to be redistributed to veterans. www.dvds4vets.org
Send in your expired coupons, military families can use them for 6 additional months. www.coupsfortroops.com
Contribute clothing food and more to a holiday drive. www.operationgratitude.com/volunteer
Post a care package for hospitalized veterans and troops abroad. www.soldierpackages.org
Share your expertise by volunteering your time for veterans. www.milserve.org
Support Wounded Warrior Project. www.woundedwarriorproject.org



Thursday, November 10, 2011

HARP - Home Affordable Refinance Program



Will H.A.R.P help you?   If you are current on your mortgage and have been unable to obtain a traditional refinance because the value of your home has declined, you may be eligible to refinance through HARP. The HARP loan is a new loan and will require a loan application and underwriting process. Loan refinance fees will apply  It is designed to help you refinance into a new affordable, more stable mortgage.  
To learn more about program eligibility and availability, check out this site:  .http://www.makinghomeaffordable.gov/programs/lower-rates/Pages/harp.aspx  
 Here's another great site to give you more info on The Obama Administration's Home Affordable Refinance Program:  http://www.harpprogram.org/about.php


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Blueprint for a New American Home - WSJ

The lastest trends in home designs are discussed in this great article covering drop rooms, foyers, and more.   McMansion homes are being replaced with homes built for the way people use them.   Check out this great article from the Wall Street Journal:    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204644504576651152960249150.html?mod=WSJ_RealEstate_LeftTopNews

 McMansion Video:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204644504576651152960249150.html?mod=WSJ_RealEstate_LeftTopNews#articleTabs%3Dvideo

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Call Me Artie Filming at Ocee Park, Johns Creek, Georgia

"Call Me Artie" with Billy Crystal is Filming
at Ocee Park, Johns Creek, Georgia

"Call Me Artie" with Billy Crystal is Filming
at Ocee Park, Johns Creek, Georgia

"Call Me Artie" with Billy Crystal is Filming
at Ocee Park, Johns Creek, Georgia

"Call Me Artie" with Billy Crystal is Filming
at Ocee Park, Johns Creek, Georgia

"Call Me Artie" with Billy Crystal is Filming
at Ocee Park, Johns Creek, Georgia

"Call Me Artie" with Billy Crystal is Filming
at Ocee Park, Johns Creek, Georgia

"Call Me Artie" with Billy Crystal is Filming
at Ocee Park, Johns Creek, Georgia


This morning our local Ocee Park became the set for a Billy Crystal film "Call Me Artie".   It's really impressive to see the city of tents and trucks that are transforming the park.   This major transformation happened in less than two hours.   By the way, as per the signs, Ocee Park is temporarily closed.