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Elf on the Shelf Santa's St. Bernards Save Christmas

Elf on the Shelf holiday cartoon specials are now coming to a TV near you

“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."
How to volunteer Thanksgiving Atlanta

10 ways to volunteer and give back in metro Atlanta this Thanksgiving season

From delivering Thanksgiving meals to fostering a homeless dog, here are a few ways you can volunteer this holiday season in metro Atlanta.
Oprah Winfrey Stacey Abrams Atlanta Election 2018

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.
Doughnut Dollies

Doughnut Dollies set to open its second location in West Midtown in January

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.

My Style: Allie Bashuk, cofounder of Dream Warriors Foundation

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.
Theatre Illustration by Adam Maida

Get thee to the suburbs: Atlanta’s OTP theater scene is booming

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.
Sessions Stand Marietta

Hidden in Historic Marietta, Sessions Stand serves up coffee and charm

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.
Java Cats Cafe Marietta

Meow, Marietta is getting a Java Cats Cafe

The second location of Hadyn Hilton's cat cafe will have a lounge four times bigger than the original. We talked to her about her experience founding Java Cats and what she has planned for the future.
Ikea coming Cobb County Marietta Atlanta

Rejoice, OTP-ers: Marietta is getting an IKEA

It's true—a second metro Atlanta IKEA location is coming to Marietta's Franklin Gateway in Cobb County, the city announced today.
Marietta Donuts

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.

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