Thursday, April 25, 2013
Here are some of today's top headlines from throughout the region.
Man Arrested for Changing Applicant's State Driving Test to Passing Grade - Sandy Springs Patch A 29-year-old Sandy Springs man allegedly changed the grade of someone who failed the state's driving test. The applicant received a 10 on the exam, according to a Cobb County criminal warrant. But Danlami Olugbenga Sanya allegedly changed the score to a 90, wrote "Pass" by the score. For more on this story, visit Sandy Springs Patch. Masked Robber Also Wears Yellow Panties Covering His Face - Cartersville Patch Cartersville police say a 62-year-old local man is responsible for an alleged robbery Tuesday at the Dollar General in Market Square. The cashier said a man later identified as Icar St. Valentine Channer of Mountain Chase Drive came into…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System's Big Read grant is being used to revitalize literature's role in American life.
Thursday, January 17
The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System received the 2013 Big Read grant, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. A library system spokesperson said in a release that the goal of the libraries aligns perfectly with those of the Big Read: to stop the decline of literary reading in America by encouraging reading. This “one book/one community” opportunity offers everyone the chance to read and discuss a single book within their communities and is a wonderful chance for real dialog. Participants throughout Fulton County and Atlanta will read the same book, A …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Movie shot in various locations in North Fulton and metro-Atlanta area.
Local audiences may recognize some familiar faces and places in "Parental Guidance," opening Christmas Day and starring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei. Filmed in the Atlanta area, crews converged on Johns Creek's Ocee Park around Halloween last year for some pivotal Little League baseball scenes, and spent plenty of time at other North Fulton sites. Casting directors didn't have to look far for baseball players – they used members from the Ocee Athletic Association teams as extras. "It was a very big deal for the kids," said Rosemary Taylor, senior communications manager for the City of Johns Creek. "We're very proud of our city parks and athletic facilties and very fortunate to have the Ocee and Newtown athletic associations…
Friday, January 27, 2012
A group of men stranded in the wilderness get hunted down by a pack of wolves. It's primal, it's primitive…it's Grey, and it opened today at AMC Mansell 14 in Alpharetta.
Liam Neeson and a bunch of roughneck oil riggers go down in a plane crash in the frozen Alaska wilderness in "The Grey." Neeson plays John Ottway, a loner and the alpha dog, of sorts, among the surviving men of the crash. They are forced to stay together to battle the elements and a pack of wolves, set on making them the next meal. A supporting cast includes Dallas Roberts as the smart sensitive guy, Dermot Mulroney as the sad dad missing his kid, and Frank Grillo as the Latino hothead. They face frostbite, wolf bite, drowning, and falling from great heights. Harsh outcomes for both man and beast. In the middle of this life and death situation there's time for conversation among the men. We get to know their back story and learn that they …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Alpharetta actors, crew will be on location through February for 'Prosper'
Solaris Filmwerks just released writer/director Deronte Smith's trailer for his upcoming film, "Prosper." Smith describes the film as "Scream meets The Excorsist." This is Smith's directorial debut, though he's been producing short films and videos for a dozen years in the Atlanta area.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The Muppets are back and better than ever.
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Animal and all the rest are back together again in "The Muppets." Jason Segel co-wrote and stars in the film as Gary. He and girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) head to Hollywood on a dream trip. Tagging along is Gary's brother Walter, a cute little puppet who is the world's biggest Muppets fan. Upon arriving in Hollywood, they find out the Muppets' studio has fallen into disrepair. Kermit and his gang of friends have long since parted company, but reunite just in time to put on a telethon to raise cash to buy back the studio. An all-star cast of Muppets and live actors make this a pretty good movie for young and old. Listen, I know the the Muppets are not for everyone – they have always been in a …
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Here are 5 great deals for your family to enjoy this week.
Each week, Patch comes up with 5 great deals for your family to enjoy. This week, we have come up with ways for your family to go out together, eat together and get discounts at local stores. Whatever you do in the week ahead, be sure to check for coupons and sales before you go. 1. Dive-In Movie Deal: Come to the Alpharetta City pool at Wills Park on Friday night and enjoy a dive in movie. The fee is $3 per person and members are free. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at dusk which will be between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Good Through: This is a one-day event. 2. Shop til You RockDeal: Free concerts and sales will be happening at the North Point Mall on Saturday. concerts will be at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Special deals, games, …
Monday, July 18, 2011
Celebrate the new Winnie the Pooh movie!
The new Winnie the Pooh movie isn't in 3D. It doesn't include the voice of Justin Timberlake, or a thumping soundtrack, or neon colors and loud noises. No, it's just the Hundred Acre Wood you've come to know and love, plus a few 2011 updates to keep it fresh. And if you've got a kid born after 2005, it's their first chance to see Pooh on the big screen. United Artists North Point Market 8 is showing the film at 12:10 p.m., 2:10 p.m., 4:35 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. I expect we'll be there with with bees painted on our cheeks, holding a stuffed Pooh by the paw, waiting to see what Eeyore will have as a tail this time around.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Puppets on a string, a city band, races on the river and movies in the park give families plenty of low-cost ideas for fun.
10 th Annual Bellezza Art Show and Sale Where/When: 501 Lakeland Plz, Cumming, GA 30040, Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sunday, June 12, 1-5 p.m. Why Go?: View local artist works at the 10th Annual Bellezza Art Show presented by The Sawnee Artists Association. Price: Free 'Gulliver's Travels' comes to Johns Creek's 'Movies in the Park Where/When: Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022, Saturday, June 11, 7 p.m. Why Go?: The family comedy "Gulliver's Travels" is the film selection on June 11 for Johns Creek's first 'Movies in the Park' of the summer season. The movie starts at dusk at Newtown Park at 3150 Old Alabama Road. Pre-show activities start roughly two hours earlier, at 7 p.m., and include an inflatable …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Redbox reports on the top rentals for the past week, ending today.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The top 10 Redbox rentals for the past week in Alpharetta-Milton start with "The Mechanic." Redbox has a promotion good for today, May 26, only. Use the promo code "MAY26" today and receive a 50 cent discout off any DVD rental for the first night. Visit www.redbox.com to find you neighborhood redbox kiosk. Rank Title 1 The Mechanic 2 The Roommate 3 No Strings Attached 4 Gulliver’s Travels 5 The Green Hornet 6 I Am Number Four 7 Little Fockers 8 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part1 9 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 10 Black Swan