sandy springs: Fourth of July Events Around Sandy Springs - 07/04/12 07:41 AM

Last minute planning for the Fourth of July? If you’re wanting a fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day, here are some of the options in metro Atlanta.
Legendary 4th at Lenox Square Mall
Atlanta’s Lenox Square is home to the Southeast’s largest celebration, attracting more than 200,000 people annually. Lenox Square’s annual event is patriotic fun with family-friendly live musical entertainment on the mall’s outdoor main stage. Culminating the evening will be the signature fireworks display, featuring thousands of fireworks bursting in air for approximately 20 minutes, accompanied by a patriotic musical soundtrack. The fireworks display starts at approximately 9:35 … (0 comments)

sandy springs: Sandy Springs Meeting for the Northridge/GA 400 Project - 12/01/11 10:05 PM
Sandy Springs residents mark your calendar for the public meeting on the Northridge/GA 400 Project.
On December 5, 2011, the Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a public information open house concerning the proposed road improvements at SR 400/US 19 and CR 145/Northridge Road. The hearing will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at the City of Sandy Springs City Hall, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 500, Sandy Springs, Ga 30350.
The proposed project NH000-0056-01(061) consists of 0.4 miles of widening along Northridge Road from Somerset Court to just west of Dunwoody Place. Northridge Road from Roberts … (1 comments)

sandy springs: Sandy Springs to Improve Fire Stations - 04/12/11 09:48 PM
Great news for Sandy Springs fire stations 1 and 2 as they are set for some safety improvements. The city’s fire rescue service has received the Assistance to Firefighters Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and they have decided to use the money by installing sprinkler systems in these two stations. Now the city’s firefighters will be better protected at work, allowing them to perform their duties with peace of mind.  The award period of this grant is February 18, 2011 to February 17, 2012, with approved amounts of $49,500 for station 1 and $60,500 for station 2.
A program … (1 comments)

sandy springs: Register for Sandy Springs Summer Camps - 04/12/11 09:39 PM
Online registration for the Recreation and Parks Department’s summer camps and classes is underway. There are summer fun opportunities for all ages: preschool, youth and teens.
Some of the Sandy Springs summer camps offered include: Day Camp, Sports Camp, Introduction to Tennis, Soccer, Gymnastics, Preschool Gymnastics, Mighty Mites, 31 Stories Discover Me, Creative Theatre and Act Up! Drama Camp and Middle School Summer Hangout.
To register online and for a complete schedule of summer camps and programs, visit Activenet or call 770-206-2035 for additional information.
When: Camps will occur between May 31, 2011 and August 26, 2011. Each camp has a … (0 comments)

sandy springs: Sandy Springs Implements Hot-In-Place Recycling - 04/12/11 09:33 PM
Have you heard about Hot-In-Place Recycling? With the new asphalt pavement preservation that the City of Sandy Springs utilizes, you have yet one more reason to be proud to call Sandy Springs home. Considering all of the benefits of this technique it is a wonder that Sandy Springs is the first place in the southeastern US to begin the project, which is called Hot-In-Place Recycling. Hot-In-Place Recycling is a process of correcting asphalt pavement surface distress by softening the existing surface with heat, mechanically removing the pavement surface, mixing it with a recycling agent, possibly adding virgin asphalt and/or aggregate and … (0 comments)

sandy springs: Sandy Springs Utilizes Smart911 - 02/19/11 10:45 PM
Sandy Springs is once again proving to be on the cutting edge of technology and safety by being the first city in Georgia to purchase and use Smart911. Smart911 is free to residents and makes placing an emergency call much more efficient and effective. With Smart911, residents are able to enter critical information they want to make available during an emergency through a secure website. Whatever information is submitted through the site is then automatically delivered to the 9-1-1 operator and to emergency responders when a 9-1-1 call is placed.
City officials are encouraging all residents to register since entering critical … (0 comments)

sandy springs: Will Sandy Springs Become a College Town? - 02/19/11 10:38 PM
City officials are hoping that one day Sandy Springs will indeed become a college town. Now, when we say “college town” we are not referring to places like Athens, GA where the whole city revolves around one of the state’s largest universities. No, in Sandy Springs’ case, the city will  welcome a satellite campus for Gwinnett Technical College. In a public town meeting held on January 18, 2011, Mayor Eva Galambos and other city officials approved a proposal to bid for the new campus with a 4 – 3 vote. It was a close call, but after the heated debate, Sandy … (0 comments)

sandy springs: Sandy Springs Fire Department Receives Crown Award - 02/19/11 10:31 PM
Hats off to the Sandy Springs Fire Department as American City & County has deemed them one of the nation’s 2010 “America’s Crown Communities.” The magazine’s annual rankings recognize the best local governments are based on nominations submitted by readers and city and county officials. Sandy Springs Fire Rescue was recognized for being a Heart Safe City.
One thing that significantly contributed to this award is the fact that all personnel in the Fire Department are trained in CPR and AED. Having this requirement has increased the out-of-hospital survival rate for cardiac arrests. In fact, Sandy Springs is well above the … (0 comments)

 
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