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Storms leave path of damage in Bartow County

BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. – Earlier storms, downed at least four trees in the Bartow county area, this afternoon. 11Alive crews were on site during a cleanup effort involving a tree that collapsed into a local man’s house. Reportedly, the tree barely missed the man’s wife as she cooked breakfast in their kitchen.

11Alive spoke with Georgia Power crews from North Georgia that stated they had been informed they would be staying through the night to offer “some type of relief” to storm victims.

Following the storms that destroyed a portion of Birmingham, late Wednesday afternoon, storm sirens began sounding in Woodstock late Wednesday.  

DINNERS ON A DIME: Neighborhood Eats

DINNERS ON A DIME: Neighborhood Eats

ACWORTH, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features favorite affordable, neighborhoods eats. Every Tuesday Where U Live will choose four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal, under $20.

Bring the entire family to Miss L’s Sandwich Shop for a handcrafted sandwich of your choice.  The shop is situated in historic downtown Acworth and has been there since 2001. Miss L’s only uses Boar’s Head meats and cheeses; they also serve soups, cookies, cakes and ice cream. The restaurant’s menu includes 24 sandwiches but owner Karen Littlefield says, the most popular is the Chicken Ruben served on marble rye. Every sandwich is served with a salad and a pickle for $7.75; all menu items cost less than $10. Miss L’s Sandwich Shop is located at 4817 South Main Street in Acworth.

If you want the “best pizza and Italian food in Georgia”, go out to Sal’s Pizza on Main Street in Dallas.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Circus Clowns and Beauty Queens

WEEKEND EVENTS: Circus Clowns and Beauty Queens

NORTHERN METRO AREA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Today, the Yaarab Shrine kicks off their 69th Annual Circus and Carnival at the Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta. This circus is the world largest shrine circus. Food and rides will be open tonight; however, there will be no circus acts. Only $10 gets you unlimited rides on every ride at the fair.

Sprayberry High school will be hosting a Community Egg Drop on Saturday, April 23 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Eggs will be dropped from a helicopter and there will be many vendors, including face painting and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

DASANI® Blue Crew Rewarded 1,000 Atlanta Residents for Random Acts of Greenness

DASANI® Blue Crew Rewarded 1,000 Atlanta Residents for Random Acts of Greenness

DASANI Celebrated its New PlantBottle® Packaging by Giving Back to Local Eco-Samaritans

The first 100 percent recyclable beverage packages made with plants were made readily available on April 4, 2011 to people across the U.S. To recognize the little things people do to live more sustainably, a DASANI Blue Crew attended two big events in Atlanta on April 16 and April 17 and thanked residents for partaking in eco-friendly activities. The local effort helped to celebrate the national launch of DASANI PlantBottle® packaging – a 100 percent recyclable bottle made of up to 30 percent plants.

More than 1,000 Atlanta residents were “caught,” by the DASANI Blue Crew, being environmental do-gooders.

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

NORTHWEST METRO – For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we’ve compiled a list of Inexpensive Date Spots for you to take your special someone.

In today’s economy, it’s important to find companionship which, in our opinion, is the cheapest form of entertainment. However, it’s the springtime, and people like to get out every now and then. So, check out these suggestions for fun under $15.

If you have an office crush, we have the place for you. Local lunch favorite, Brandi’s World Famous Hot Dogs serves up, according to some, one of the best dogs in town. This humble, hot dog restaurant is known for its Iced Tea and famous Chili Slaw Dog served on a perfectly steamed bun. Everything in this restaurant is under $9. So, both, your date and your pockets will thank you.

Woodstock High plans 'Greenstock' concert for Earth Day

Woodstock High plans 'Greenstock' concert for Earth Day

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- In the spirit of the famous music festival that shares a name with their school, the students at Woodstock High have planned a musical celebration in honor of Earth Day.

Greenstock will be held at the Woodstock High School stadium (2010 Towne Lake Hills South Drive, 30189) from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 22. It is being organized by the school's Environmental Club.

The event promises to be both family-friendly and earth- friendly; Tree Sound Studios has even agreed to provide power for the stage and the sound equipment. A number of local bands, as well as Woodstock High teachers, will perform and raise awareness for environmental preservation.

"Our cause is to promote local energy efficiency and carbon reduction, and to educate others about sustainability," said Nikki Arenas, co-president of the Environmental Club.

HelpGabriel.org Classic Car Show Raises $10K

HelpGabriel.org Classic Car Show Raises $10K

 The Help Gabriel Classic Car Show sponsored by Then and Now Auto and Woodstock Market was a huge success by raising almost $10K. This proves what a community can do when it pulls together to help one of their own.

 Gabriel is a one year old child with a rare brain cancer called AT/RT and has been a central figure in Woodstock since his affliction came to light in November 2010. AT/RT is an extremely rare, aggressive tumor. Statistically, three children per 1 million are diagnosed each year with central nervous system cancer.

 The overall survival rate is 17 percent.

 Although the infant is covered by insurance, the family’s day-to-day expenses, such as food and travel, are not.