Saturday, May 18, 2013
Don't miss this year's Keep Smyrna Beautiful Garden Tour.
Enjoy food and live music today while touring beautiful community gardens around Smyrna. Keep Smyrna Beautiful is holding its Garden tour Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets can be purchased for $15 at the Taylor-Brawner House located at 3180 Atlanta Road. Residents have the opportunity to tour 5 distinct private gardens in the Smyrna community, including the gardens at King Springs Elementary and the Tea Room at the Taylor-Brawner House. There will also be delicious food, live music and a plant sale. All proceeds will go to planting trees at Brawner park and other public lands in the community.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Stock up on fresh produce each Saturday at Smyrna's Fresh Produce Market.
Smyrna's Fresh Produce Market starts this Saturday, May 4, and will run through the fall. The market will be held 8 a.m.-noon each Saturday in the parking lot of Smyrna First Baptist Church on King Street, where you can stock up on fresh fruits and veggies grown by local farmers. If you are interested in participating in the Fresh Produce Market as a vendor, please download the 2013 Smyrna Fresh Produce Market Rules & Regulations form, and return to Keep Smyrna Beautiful's office at 3180 Atlanta Road. Contact Keep Smyrna Beautiful at 770-431-2863 for more information.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
A free document shredding event is being held today at the Wolfe Adult Recreation Center in Smyrna.
Keep Smyrna Beautiful is holding a free document shredding event on Saturday at the Wolfe Adult Recreation Center in Smyrna. Purge all of those unwanted receipts, pay stubs and old bills from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. to the parking lot at the Center located at 884 Church Street. Shredding will be done on site and the paper will be recycled. There is a limit of 100 pounds of paper (4 file boxes) per car, and papers must be dry. The event is for paper only, and no electronics, cardboard, binders, or plastic will be accepted. For more information, call 770-431-2863. In addition, if you have gently-worn shoes, you can donate them at another shredding event held by Keep Cobb Beautiful.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
A free document shredding event will be held on March 16.
Keep Smyrna Beautiful will be holding a free document shredding event on Saturday, March 16 at the Wolfe Adult Recreation Center in Smyrna. Purge all of those unwanted receipts, pay stubs and old bills from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. to the parking lot at the Center located at 884 Church Street next Saturday. Shredding will be done on site and the paper will be recycled. There is a limit of 100 pounds of paper (4 file boxes) per car, and papers must be dry. The event is for paper only, and no electronics, cardboard, binders, or plastic will be accepted. For more information, call 770-431-2863.
Monday, February 11, 2013
The program took home two national awards from the 60th Keep America Beautiful National Conference in Washington, DC.
Monday, February 11
Keep Smyrna Beautiful was recently recognized nationally for its excellence in service to the Smyrna community. The program took home two awards from the 60th Keep America Beautiful National Conference in Washington, DC late January. The recognition include the 2012 First Place Non-Profit Litter Prevention Nationwide Award for Smyrna’s creative use of the “Littering Is Wrong, Too” campaign in addition to Adopt A Mile and other numerous litter prevention and litter cleanup programs. Additionally, Keep Smyrna Beautiful brought home the 2012 Keep America Beautiful – 2nd Place National Affiliate Award (competing in population category 50,001-200,000), recognizing excellence in overall programming and results. Angie Bolton, volunteer and Board …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
This year's "Bring One for the Chipper" tree recycling event is being held at the Home Depot on Cumberland Parkway Saturday.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Saturday, January 5
What can you do with your live Christmas tree after the holidays are over? Bring it for the Chipper today! The Home Depot on Cumberland Parkway and Keep Smyrna Beautiful are hosting the Smyrna-Vinings area site for the Christmas tree recycling event on Saturday, Jan. 5. Keep Smyrna Beautiful will offer citizens a free tree seedling for each tree dropped off while they last. Vegetable and flower seed packets will also be available. Volunteers will be on hand to direct traffic and to help citizens unload their trees. Davey Tree Experts will chip the trees and deliver free mulch. Last year, 67,175 trees were chipped in the Metro Atlanta area. If you would like to donate your tree, simply remove all the ornaments and the base and bring it to …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Lemonade Stand to benefit Keep Smyrna Beautiful; Todd Giordano Memorial planned for October 1, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012
Those who still wish to drop off their trash and yard debris themselves can do so at the Advanced Disposal transfer station on South Cobb Drive.
Changes are coming to the Smyrna Recycling Center. Effective June 30, trash and yard waste like grass clippings will no longer be accepted at the recycling center. The change does not affect curbside pick-up of trash and yard waste. A notice posted to the city of Smyrna’s Facebook page said that the decision to discontinue drop off of yard waste and trash was made because of traffic and safety concerns at the recycling center. Recyclable items like cardboard, glass and plastic will still be accepted at the recycling center. Residents who prefer to drop off their trash and grass clippings still have the option to do so. The Advanced Disposal transfer station at 4649 South Cobb Drive accepts loads under 400 pounds for a flat fee of $7.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
You choose where Smyrna-Vinings Patch will spend the day volunteering.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Patch’s second Give Five Day is May 10 and this time around we’re shaking things up. Five times a year Patch employees nationwide leave their desks and get out in the community to volunteer. And this time, Smyrna-Vinings Patch readers get to pick which nonprofit we’ll be serving. We’ve made a list of five local nonprofit agencies and we want you to pick your favorite. The agency with the most votes by the end of the day Tuesday, May 8 is where Patch Editor Sydney Busby will spend Give Five Day. Will it be MUST Ministries? The Smyrna office operates a food pantry and provides clients with clothing, education and employment assistance. What about Atlanta Pet Rescue? This no-kill animal shelter recently relocated to Smyrna on Atlanta Road …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The last day to donate school supplies to the Campbell High School French Honor Society is Friday, plus a reminder about the last chance to sign up for the Great American Cleanup.
Last Chance is Smyrna-Vinings Patch’s weekly feature that reminds you of approaching deadlines. And this week we’ve got three reminders for you from Campbell High School and Keep Smyrna Beautiful. Campbell students, don’t forget the last day to buy tickets to prom is Friday, April 27 during lunch. This year’s prom will be held Saturday, May 5 at the Fernbank Museum from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $75 for students and $85 for non-Campbell students attending as guests of a student. The Campbell High School French Honor Society is holding a school supplies drive for an all-ages school in Haiti and the deadline to donate supplies is Friday, April 20. According to an announcement from the French Honor Society, College Anse-a-Galets is still …