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It's Not Too Early to Get Ready for Mayfest

It's Not Too Early to Get Ready for Mayfest

CARROLLTON, GA -- The 26th annual Mayfest Arts & Crafts Festival is right around the corner.

The 2011 event will be at Carrollton's Market Square on Saturday, May 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. These hours will be packed with incredible arts and crafts from vendors all over the region, traditional carnival food, live entertainment, a children's village chock-full of activities and more.

See pictures from Mayfest 2010.

Vendors who are interested in participating in Mayfest can access applications on the Carrollton Main Street Web site. Additional details about the festival can also be found there.

Walmart State Giving Program Seeking Applications from Nonprofits

Walmart State Giving Program Seeking Applications from Nonprofits

ATLANTA -- The Walmart Foundation is currently accepting applications from Georgia nonprofits for the first funding cycle of the State Giving Program.

Walmart established the State Giving Program to further support organizations that create opportunities for local citizens.

Selected by a council of Walmart associates who know first-hand the needs of their communities, the nonprofits receive grants starting at $25,000. These funds are used to establish new programs or elevate existing initiatives focused on education, workforce development, economic opportunity, environmental stability, health and wellness, and hunger.

Applications may be submitted online through Friday, Apr.

My Grocery Spy.com Launches to Help Atlanta Shoppers Save Up To 35% Weekly on Groceries

My Grocery Spy.com Launches to Help Atlanta Shoppers Save Up To 35% Weekly on Groceries

http://www.mygroceryspy.com/ is a new online price-sleuthing service that enables families to save more money on groceries and other supermarket items.  http://www.mygroceryspy.com/ has just launched to help Atlanta grocery shoppers instantly compare prices and make more informed decisions about where to find the Atlanta grocery savings each week.

Twice a week, http://www.mygroceryspy.com/ checks out the prices on 150 to 200 grocery products at four of the top chains in the metro area, including Publix, Kroger, WalMart and Ingles. http://www.mygrocerspy.com/ provides a price comparison chart and sorts the shopping list so the lowest prices are readily identified by store.

Developing Museum to Hold Quilt Show in Atlanta

Developing Museum to Hold Quilt Show in Atlanta

CARROLLTON, GA -- The Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum, which is still in development, will hold its first-ever quilt show on Monday, Jan. 31.

The sale will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. under the Gold Dome at the Georgia State Capitol (214 State Capitol, Atlanta, 30334); the museum is slated to be built in Carrollton.

More than 50 quilts representing all parts of Georgia will be displayed and sold. The day promises to provide visitors with a rich and thorough history of the state, celebrating the past, present and future.

For Carrollton, the event marks a major step in a fundraising drive toward completing the museum. The Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum will be the only such space of its kind in Georgia. Currently, the nearest quilting museum is located in Paducah, Kentucky.

Mail Service Improves for North Georgia

Mail Service Improves for North Georgia

ATLANTA -- The U.S. Postal Service reports that nearly 100% of North Georgia residents received their mail over the past several days.

This is in spite of some of the most challenging weather conditions to impact the region in over a decade.

"Thanks to the many hardworking and dedicated employees, and with some cooperation from the weather, we were able to make more than 99% of all deliveries in ZIP Codes 300, 301, 302, 303, 305 and 306 over the past several days," said Atlanta district manager Kate F. Wiley. "There are some isolated areas where ice has not melted sufficiently to make it safe for delivery employees, so we have not been able to reach everyone. However, those locations are very few, and that situation is improving each day."

Wiley says to help get delivery options back on track, Postal personnel are making deliveries throughout Metro Atlanta on Monday, Jan.