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Archive for September, 2009

Farm To Table

tracye and rebeccafarm to table foodtracye and marieHave you ever had something so fresh you could taste the difference? That’s what it’s like when you experience farm to table. It’s basically when something is plucked fresh from the soil of the farm that morning, and it’s on your plate that evening for dinner. It’s what the community of Serenbe, in the Chattahoochee Hills Country, does best. They’ve got three restaurants in the community that use food grown right in their backyard, which happens to be Serenbe Farms. So what’s on the menu that night depends heavily on what’s growing in the garden that season. Marie Nygren, a chef at The Farmhouse in Serenbe, showed us how to use Kale from from the garden on Better Mornings Atlanta. We also learned how to creat our own container garden with the help of Rebecca Williams of Serenbe Farms.

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blue sneakers club #1blue sneaker club #2There is one thing about most women… we love our shoes. And there are some lovely ladies in south Hall County that are making a difference with their sneakers.
They call themselves the blue sneakers club… locals recognize them by their brightly decorated tennis shoes.
These seniors live in an active adult community in south Hall County called Village at Deaton Creek.
The group which has more than 100 members now, says they stay young by doing what they can for the commuity. Sometimes the members volunteer with Meals On Wheels or they make blankets for patients at the hospitals and women’s shelters.
The ladies of the Blue Sneakers Club stay busy by “stepping out” for others.

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tracye with renee It’s always great to meet some of our Better Mornings Atlanta viewers when we are out and about and I got a chance to chat with Renee this past weekend.
There are very few times that I get a chance to dress up and stay out late… simply because we have to wake up so early to get a 5am show started. But this past weekend I had a great time as Mistress of Ceremonies at the 17th Annual Casino Royale for 100 Black Men of Dekalb County. It’s the single largest fundraiser for thier Leadership Academy. There was a lot going on that night, a really cool casino (play money of course) a silent auction and a live auction too. It was also a chance to recognize the students who’ve been through the Leadership Academy and who are now Seniors. I had a chance to chat with a few of them for some of my Good Deeds segments on CBS Atlanta… and they are some amazing students. If they are an example of our future… we’re in good hands.

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