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Hip Hop station Hot 107.9 will stop the music today from 7pm to 9pm to present “Bullying is Not Hot"

Atlanta, GA-- In the wake of terrible teen-on-teen violence that has shaken the Atlanta community, Hot 107.9 is tuening off the music and holding a forum on bullying and teen violence.  From 7pm -9pm the radio station wil stop playing music and will engage its audience in a conversation that is aimed at saving lives.

This effort to raise awareness on bullying will feature a panel of guests including; Atlanta Police Officer James Polite, local school guidance counselors, Monique Rivarde (mother of 18 yr old Bobby Tillman who was recently bullied to death) and several students who have been bullied by their peers.   Additionally national recording artists and celebrities including Neyo, Queen Latifah, Jazmine Sullivan, Jamie Foxx, Ray J and Diddy will all have a special message on the topic in hopes that students will understand the seriousness of this issue. 

Hot 107.9 “Bullying is not Hot”

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Visit the Green Products EXPO, in conjunction with One DeKalb Neighborhood Summit, on 11/17

Atlanta, GA--  The Green Commission of DeKalb County and Commissioner Kathie Gannon invite all citizens to join them at a Green Products EXPO, in conjunction with One DeKalb Neighborhood Summit, on Saturday, Nov 13, 2010, 9am – 12:00pm, at Georgia Perimeter College – Clarkston campus.

The Green Expo is an opportunity for DeKalb County residents to learn the latest information about environmentally friendly products and services.  Twenty seven local companies and non-profit organizations that help consumers save energy, conserve natural resources and use recycled materials will demonstrate their products and services. There will also be a document shredder on site for the public.

Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center Hosts a Sustainable Gingerbread House Competition 11/30

Atlanta, GA--  As part of its December Green Holiday Program, the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center (GEHC) will host a Sustainable Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit. Designers (Kid designers and professionals welcome) will create environmentally-friendly houses out of edible materials that highlight sustainability and green building design. 

At least three sustainable building elements must be included in the design of the gingerbread house, such as solar panels, rain barrels, green roof, windmills, etc. Participants may use a traditional gingerbread recipe, a recipe for dog biscuits, bird seed cakes, or any other edible product. (Suggested recipes can be found on www.gwinnettEHC.org.) The structure can also include birdseed, pinecones, leaves, twigs… anything from nature.

Gwinnett County boasts Great Parks

Gwinnett County seems to be racking up the accolades, the latest being recognized as the number one park agency in the state serving populations of 80,001+ by the Georgia Recreation and Park Association.

As one of the fastest growing, aging and culturally diverse counties in the state, Gwinnett has experienced unparalleled growth in population, diversity and economic challenges over the past year and has risen to this challenge through fostering public/private partnerships, tapping alternative funding mechanism, creative planning, design and development and with citizen involvement and input.

This award demonstrates excellence in citizen involvement and support systems, long-range planning, fiscal resource management, environmental stewardship, historic preservation, technological integration, program planning and assessment.

For more information on Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation, call 770.822.8840 or visit www.

Diwali and Hindu New Year Celebrated at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Lilburn

Atlanta, GA--  People of all age groups eagerly look forward to Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. Diwali is the most widely celebrated Hindu festival, marking the victory of good over evil and the beginning of the Hindu New Year. It is a time when Hindus throughout the world go to Mandir and pray for both forgiveness and success in the coming year.  People illuminate their homes with colorful lights, wear new and traditional clothes, share sweets, and send well wishes to family and friends.

The scene was no different at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Lilburn. Buzzing with joy and excitement, visitors were greeted with rangoli, a beautiful floor design made with colored rice and powder, as they entered the brightly glowing Mandir.