Archive for November, 2008

Bank of North Georgia Receives Best Place to Work Award

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For the second year in a row the Bank of North Georgia remains a member of the Georgia Trend 2008 Honor Roll of the Best Places to work in Georgia.
Georgia Trend magazine selected 15 Georgia companies for its 2008 Honor Roll of the Best Places to Work, which are featured in its November 2008 issue.  [...]

Ice Skating returns to Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta

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Yesterday, November 16, 2008 Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta opened its ice skating rink for the holiday season.  The skating rink will be open daily until January 4, 2009.  The fee to skate is $7 for a 90 minute skate session and the ice skate rental fee is $2.
Hours are:
Monday – Thursday 430pm – [...]

New Program Modifies Mortgages to Help Stabilize the Real Estate Market

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On Tuesday of this week the Bush administration unveiled a new program that will modify mortgages to help stabilize the real estate market.
Eligibility of the new plan is determined by several factors:  Homeowners must be 90 days or more late in their mortgage payments, owe at least 90% of their home’s current value, live in [...]

Foreclosures Jump in October with 85,000 Homes Lost

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Last month a total of 279,561 struggling borrowers received foreclosure filings, including default notices, notices of auction sales and bank repossessions.  A total of 84,868 homes were lost to foreclosure in October.  A total of 936,439 homes have been lost to foreclosure since the housing crisis hit in August 2007.
Many states have adopted legislation to [...]

How Roswell Residents Have Saved $26 Million in Tax Dollars

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The city of Roswell is one of few cities that employs a Grants Manager.  Grants Managers find matches for the city that make good public policy by sifting through thousands of government grant programs.  The city of Roswell hired Danny Blitch in 2000 to become its first Grants Manager.  As a result, the city has [...]

Roswell History Walk

[ November 15, 2008; 9:30 am to 11:00 am. ] The Roswell Historical Society will host a Walk With History on Saturday, Nov. 15 that will transport you back in time to July 1864.

Characters in period costumes will escort participants to various sites within walking distance of the Roswell historic town square. Learn what happened to Roswell Mill workers during that Civil War period. Meet [...]

The City of Roswell Receives Bicycle Friendly Community Designation

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The League of American Bicyclists has awarded the City of Roswell with the Bicycle Friendly Community designation.
This is a very coveted award amongst cities nationwide.  Roswell is the only city in Georgia to hold the designation and one of only 63 cities across the United States.
Mayor Jere Wood said he is thrilled the City has [...]

The City of Roswell is Helping You Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays

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Spring is the season to clean, right?  Well, if you didn’t have a chance to clean this past spring, why not clean out this fall?  The City of Roswell and Keep Roswell Beautiful have numerous events to help you get your house clean and decluttered before the holiday season begins.
In addition to the elections today, [...]

ShredFest

[ November 15, 2008; ] “ShredFest” will be held on Saturday, November 15 (which happens to be America Recycles Day!) at the Roswell Recycling Center, 11570 Maxwell Road, beginning at 8 a.m. The event is over when the truck is full, so come early to safely dispose of sensitive documents like old tax returns and documents with personal information on [...]

Electronics Recycling Event

[ November 4, 2008; 12:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Electronics Recycling event at Harry’s Farmers Market, 1180 Upper Hembree Road, from noon until 5 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Harry’s Farmers Market, Keep Roswell Beautiful, Roswell Recycling Center and Atlanta Recycling Solutions.

Items accepted at no charge include: computer monitors, microwave ovens, computer CPU’s, stereos, laptops, copiers, toaster ovens, printers, video machines, disk drives, VCR’s, [...]

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