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“I want our animated specials to be loved and last as long as the Grinch and Charlie Brown have been for me,” says Elf on the Shelf co-creator Chanda Bell. “The North Pole is the Greek mythology of our time. We want to tell all of Santa’s stories."
From delivering Thanksgiving meals to fostering a homeless dog, here are a few ways you can volunteer this holiday season in metro Atlanta.
Commentary: Why Oprah’s appearances with Stacey Abrams resonated so loudly—especially with Georgia women
Publications as geographically and ideologically diverse as the Guardian, Fox News, Variety, the Hill, and others ran stories or segments about Oprah Winfrey’s campaign appearances with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. Yet regardless of the depth of coverage, the two events held in auditoriums in the Atlanta suburbs likely impacted the local crowds in a much deeper way than what could be conveyed to national viewers.
Anna and Chris Gatti's doughnut shop made a splash in Marietta after opening its doors in 2015. The new shop, opening at 1963 Howell Mill Road, will be 625-square-feet and feature a walk-up window for people who have placed call-in orders.
Whether Allie Bashuk is working to empower women and nonbinary individuals through her nonprofit, Dream Warriors Foundation; producing large-scale event installations as codirector of Brutal Studio; or bringing the city’s artists together as a director at the Goat Farm Arts Center, this creative powerhouse is helping foster culture and community in Atlanta.
The success of companies such as Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company and the Aurora Theatre debunk the myth that the suburbs are void of culture, and other artists are taking note. Here are a few new companies that are bringing theater to the suburbs.
Tucked away among the homes just north of Marietta Square, walk-up coffee shop Sessions Stand offers espresso, danishes, whole wheat croissants, even bouquets of flowers.
Next to an East Cobb gas station, Marietta Donuts serves up fresh yeast doughnuts and apple fritters
There’s almost no signage for the cozy East Cobb doughnut shop—blink and you might miss it. But every day at 5:00 a.m., Sokcheat Heng and Sophal Chhim hit the kitchen to begin making their from-scratch doughnuts in classic varieties like sour cream and crumb cake, along with seasonal flavors like pumpkin.