E-mail me at Liz.Kennedy@patch.com today and learn more about Patch Local Voices.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Students, parents, coaches, boosters are all welcome on Roswell Patch.
Are you a regular at high school sporting events in Roswell? Whether you're a high school student, a coach, a parent or just an enthusiastic sports fan who would like to share your local sports knowledge with the community, we'd love to have you as a blogger. If you're interested in blogging about high school sports on Roswell Patch, I'd love to hear from you! Interested? E-mail me at Liz.Kennedy@patch.com today and learn more about Patch Local Voices.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Patch users give us some suggestions on celebrating the big day.
Whether it's showering Mom with gifts or taking her out for some fine dining, we've got some tips on celebrating Mother's Day 2013, with help from some Roswell Patch readers like yourself. We asked you for shopping and dining suggestions, and here are some of the responses we received: On Roswell Patch: GG's Creole Cuisine (to geaux!) 34 webb st. Regarding dining in Roswell: as a family, we like Lucky Dog (casual) or Thumbs Up Diner! Most Enjoyable! Kelly Kakes on Canton. Can't beat the ambiance! You might want to head over to Roswell's annual Colors Festival of the Arts on Saturday to look for some unique gifts. Plus, the folks at Aqua Blue in Roswell tell us that Mom can enjoy a special brunch this Sunday with carving stations, made-to-…
The "nation's largest single-day food drive" is this Saturday.
Millions of American families need food assistance, and the National Association of Letter Carriers this Saturday will hold what organizers say is the nation's largest single-day food drive. The association collected more than 73 million pounds of food during last year's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, according to Michael Miles with the United States Postal Service. More than 200,000 pounds of that was collected in metro Atlanta, he said. See also: North Fulton Community Charities Relies on 'Stamp Out Hunger' Donations The United States Postal Service wants people to step up to the challenge again. Saturday, the agency is urging everyone in Roswell and beyond to leave non-perishable food donations in a bag near their mailboxes. Letter …
Eating out this weekend? Here's the dish on Roswell and North Fulton restaurants.
From the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness, here are the results of some recent area restaurant inspections in North Fulton. Code violations are included for scores below B. See all violations by clicking on "Last inspection" under each restaurant name. Anna Lee's 425 Market Place, Roswell 30076 Last inspection: May 6, Score: 96, Grade: A Captain D's 705 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30075 Last inspection: May 7, Score: 100, Grade: A The Derby 9850 Nesbit Ferry Road, Johns Creek 30022 Last inspection: May 6, Score: 100, Grade: A Di Paolo 8560 Holcomb Bridge Road, Johns Creek 30022 Last inspection: May 8, Score: 96, Grade: A Hardee's 891 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076 Last inspection: May 6, Score: 100, Grade: A Hooligans …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Restaurant, which has a Roswell location, offering a chance to win a trip.
McAlister's Deli, which has a location on Market Boulevard in Roswell, has launched a sweepstakes for folks to win a trip to New York's Mississippi in the Park event. Contestants must go to either the restaurant chain's website or Facebook page and answer a quiz about what they are craving that day. The contest is open through May 17.
In celebration of Mother's Day 2013 in Roswell, share your favorite pictures and memories of Mom.
Mother's Day 2013 is fast approaching on Sunday, May 12, and what better way to honor Mom than sharing your favorite pictures and memories with fellow Roswell Patch readers? So far this week we've asked you to share the best Mother's Day brunch spots as well as best places to find gifts for Mom. Now we would love it if you'd share your favorite picture of your mother. It's easy – all you have to do is hit one of the "Upload Pictures and Videos" buttons accompany this article, choose your picture, and tell us in the caption why you love your mom! To help get you started, we've shared a picture of our Community Editor Liz Kennedy enjoying a Braves game with her lovely mom. If you don't want to share a picture, you can still tell us all about…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Tell us: What are some great places to do some last-minute shopping for Mom?
Yesterday we asked for your input on great places for Mother's Day brunch, and today we want to know: Where are the best places to shop for gifts for Mom in Roswell? Whether it's clothing, jewelry, spa gift certificates or flowers, what's your best bet for doing some shopping for that all important day? Oh, and in case you didn't know, Mother's Day 2013 is this Sunday, May 12.
Ga. Dept. of Education releases new performance indicator.
Today the Georgia Department of Education released its first Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) that measures elementary, middle and high schools on a 100-point scale. According to a press release, "the CCRPI is the new accountability system that replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurement in Georgia." The department stated that the average score for Georgia’s elementary schools is 83.4, middle schools is 81.4 and high schools is 72.6. Click here to see how Roswell schools fared on the tests or check out our accompanying PDF. “I am very pleased that we now have a school improvement measure as in-depth as the College and Career Ready Performance Index,” said State School …
Centennial and Roswell rank in Newsweek's best 2,000 high schools.
Roswell schools have aced Newsweek/The Daily Beast's list of best 2,000 public high schools in America. According to the list, out of the top 2,000 public high schools in the country, Centennial High School ranked No. 913 and Roswell High ranked No. 1038. Nearby, Northview ranks at No. 197, Johns Creek comes in at No. 214, and Chattahoochee is No. 518, while Alpharetta High came in at 739 and Milton High was No. 975. Newsweek’s ranking highlights high schools across the nation that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads. The list is based on six components: