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Atlanta chef Ford Fry hosts fifth annual JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

Atlanta chef Ford Fry hosts fifth annual  JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

ATLANTA (June 14, 2013) – Join Chef Ford Fry as he hosts the fifth annual JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival on Sunday, July 21 from 1-5 p.m. This year, more than 40 of the South’s top chefs along with 15 skilled mixologists and over 30 farmers are teaming up to create the tastiest tomato concoctions and to help raise money for Georgia Organics.

“Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival is absolutely one of my favorite events,” says Ford Fry, owner/chef of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246 and The Optimist. “I love seeing the creativity of all the participants and I’m looking forward to seeing what this year’s crop of talent comes up with,” he adds.

Tickets are now on sale for $55 per person and $50 for Georgia Organics members and can be purchased online through Xorbia. Starting Monday, July 1, all ticket prices will increase to $70 per person. A total of 1,400 tickets are available for attendees. Last year’s festival brought in close to $26,000 for Georgia Organics.

New Orleans author to read in Atlanta

New Orleans author to read in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- An award-winning new author will read from his debut novel in Atlanta later this month.

Kent Wascom's book, The Blood of Heaven, tells a story about the early days of the American Republic in what is now the Southeastern U.S.

He will read from and sign copies of The Blood of Heaven Wednesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. at the Highland Inn Ballroom.

A Cappella Books, which is sponsoring Wascom's visit, provided this synopsis of the book:

Angel Woolsack is a preacher's son who flees the hardscrabble life of his itinerant father, then falls in with a charismatic highwayman. He eventually settles along the rough frontier of West Florida where Americans are carving their place out of lands held by the Spanish and French.

Fox Theatre film festival begins next week

Fox Theatre film festival begins next week

ATLANTA -- The Fox Theatre's 2013 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival begins June 14 with a screening of a classic: Raiders of the Lost Ark.

It's one of many award-winning and much-loved movies in this year's lineup. More films will be added later in the season.

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Tickets for all shows are available at foxatltix.com. They are $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors.

Films in the series include:

Friday, June 14
Raiders of the Lost Ark
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 15
Saturday Morning Cartoons
10 a.m.

Saturday, June 15
Oz the Great and Powerful
7:30 p.m.

36th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival hits Piedmont Park

36th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival hits Piedmont Park

ATLANTA -- Piedmont Park, located in the heart of midtown Atlanta, is the perfect setting for the festival over Memorial Day Weekend: May 25-27. The historic site includes meadows, tennis courts, a swimming pool, gardens and a picturesque lake. It is conveniently located near numerous hotels and inns, and is within walking distance of some of the city’s best restaurants.  MARTA, Atlanta’s rapid transit system, is just blocks away.

Long-Term Care discussion led by Olympic gold medalist Wendy Boglioli

Long-Term Care discussion led by Olympic gold medalist Wendy Boglioli

 

No one should allow their future to happen by accident. That was the message Wendy Boglioli, a 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist for swimming, presented during a “Financially Sound, Physically Strong” event hosted by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management (MSWM), Atlanta, on May13 at the Georgian Club. Financial Advisor Kristen Fricks-Roman, a senior vice president at MSWM helped develop the private women’s event sponsored by the firm’s Office of Diversity and Genworth Financial.

More than 70 local women attended the event to listen to Boglioli share her personal experience caring for her father the same year she was going for Gold, as get educated on the value of preparation.

“Planning and preparation is key,” stated Fricks-Roman who invited, along with other financial advisors at MSWM, clients to the educational event. “Wendy’s presentation was impactful and brought attention to the affects long-term care planning can have on one’s family and business.”

Junior Chamber Atlanta to host information session

Junior Chamber Atlanta to host information session

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Junior Chamber (JCI Atlanta) will host its first member orientation and info session of the year! This event is open to any young professional between the ages of 21-40 that would like to learn more about the organization. 

Fulton County Cooperative Extension participates in Pizza Farm 2013

Fulton County Cooperative Extension participates in Pizza Farm 2013

How do you expose urban youth to Georgia’s agriculture? You open a Pizza Farm!

The Cooperative Extension Metro Collaborative of Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb and Clayton counties have invited 4th and 5th grade students to visit Pizza Farm 2013 on May 8 and 9, 2013 at the State Farmers Market Exhibit Hall located in Forest Park, GA. Attendees will learn how dairy, vegetables, grains and meats come together to make the perfect pizza, as well as about good health and nutrition. 

“We are excited about the Pizza Farm!” states Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “Many children think their food comes from the grocery store.  The Pizza Farm will teach them that every pizza starts at the farm.”

Exhibits on the origins of pizza ingredients will be presented in a circuit of stations set up around the State Farmers Market Exhibit Hall.