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Airport moving forward on expansion projects

Airport moving forward on expansion projects

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta City Council has awarded a contract to expand the Concourse D centerpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

This contract is a milestone in the airport's major renovation project geared toward enhancing passengers' travel experience.

"This expansion project will dramatically improve the overall experience for thousands of passengers traveling through Concourse D every day," said aviation general manager Louis Miller. "These types of projects are key to bolstering our reputation for top-notch customer service."

The goals of the project are to improve passenger flow, enhance the Plane Train and transportation mall, and add restaurant and retail options to the concourse.

Family matters: Airport artwork highlights family roots

Family matters: Airport artwork highlights family roots

ATLANTA -- In a new exhibit at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, family photographs capture the love and hope shared by artist Lesley Ann Price's German and South African ancestors.

The exhibit, "Liebe Papa," is an art project inspired by mementos, postcards and documents collected by Price's late father, Henry Lesser.

Lesser was born in Berlin and migrated to South Africa at the age of 13 -- before Adolf Hitler began confiscating the businesses and belongings of German Jews. From his new country, Lesser began writing postcards home, many of which belong in "Liebe Papa . . ." [Dear Papa].

"Here we see the story of one family's journey," said Katherine Dirga, Airport Art Program manager.

Airport's FOD Walk celebrates 10 years

Airport's FOD Walk celebrates 10 years

ATLANTA -- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport held its 10th annual Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Walk this morning.

Nearly 200 volunteers searched for and removed debris from an airport runway.

Airport officials closed Runway 8L/26R and the north cargo ramp for about 30 minutes as participants with small trash bags scanned for FOD.

Many walkers returned empty-handed, but some removed small rocks and bits of paper from the 9,000-foot runway.

"This was another successful event. I'm extremely proud of the organizers and volunteers who braved today's 6:45 a.m. start time to support this cause and public awareness initiative," said Louis Miller, general manager of the airport.

A Unique Camp Field Trip this summer would be to visit the Lilburn Temple

A Unique Camp Field Trip this summer would be to visit the Lilburn Temple

Lilburn, GA --  Stemming from the Hindu belief that there can be unity in diversity, BAPS values living in harmony with others.  Worshippers and visitors of all cultures, beliefs, and gender are welcomed with warmth and respect at all BAPS Mandirs.

A Mandir is a Hindu place of worship – a haven for spirituality and a place of paramount peace.  It is also a center vibrant with social, cultural, and spiritual activities.  The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir was inaugurated in August of 2007 after only 17 months of construction time utilizing 1.3 million volunteer hours.  The Mandir is comprised of 3 types of stone (Turkish Limestone, Italian marble, and Indian pink sandstone).  More than 34,000 individual pieces were carved by hand in India, shipped to the USA and assembled in Lilburn like a giant 3-D puzzle.
 

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BEST SPOTS: Community Swimming Pools

BEST SPOTS: Community Swimming Pools

ATLANTA, Ga. -- For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of public pools in the area for you, your family and friends to take a dip and cool off in the heat of the summer sun.

With an economy like ours, it’s imperative that people look for a bargain wherever they can and public pools offer fun with that’s easy on the pockets. Check out these local pools and enjoy a classic, cost-effective, exciting summertime experience.

Clayton County

Public pools in Clayton County open on June 1. All pools charge a usage fee of $3 for Clayton County residents or $20 for a monthly pass.

Don’t be the fool at the pool!

 Don’t be the fool at the pool!

It's almost pool party time. We've got new bikinis and can't wait to break them in. But before most public pools "officially" open Memorial Day weekend we decided to give a refresher in pool/beach etiquette. ‘Tragically , not everyone was born knowing how to act at the pool or beach.  Unfortunately, there are some people who really need to be told not to poo, pee, spit, or blow their nose in a pool. For those of you who know better bear with us, and for those of you who don't, read on!

WEEKEND EVENTS: Midnight Basketball, Spring Cleanup and Coin Collectors

WEEKEND EVENTS: Midnight Basketball, Spring Cleanup and Coin Collectors

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Come out to the Aberdeen Village Center on Saturday, May 7, for Opening Day of the Peachtree City Farmers Market. The market which was formally known as, Fresh South Market will open at 9:00 a.m. and will close at 2:00 p.m. Aberdeen Village is located at 202 Northlake Drive in Peachtree City.

The city of Peachtree City will host their Annual PTC Spring Cleanup at the Peachtree City Recycling Center. According to the Peachtree City Updates newsletter, “PTC residents can drop off unwanted appliances (Freon removed), furniture, and other junk at the Recycling Center on Rockaway Road. The Recycling Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days.