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​Valentine’s Day Treats

02/13/15

​Valentine’s Day Treats

If you or your Valentine love chocolate, check out the Valentine’s Day specials at Cacao for locally made – and delicious – treats. Atlanta-based Cacao, the “bean-to-bar” chocolate makers, has earned praise in Bon Appetit, Food & Wine and many others. They offer exquisite flavors and beautiful packages, and they ship far and wide. Valentine’s Day specials are expected to include champagne-ganache truffles decorated with a crystallized rose petal or gold leaf. Learn more about these yummy confections and find a restaurant for a special date or a night out from Georgia Trend’s restaurant critic in our monthly Art of the Mealcolumn. – Karen Kirkpatrick

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Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Celebrates 35 Years

02/11/15

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Celebrates 35 Years

The environmental nonprofit Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful celebrated its 35th anniversary last month at the Gwinnett Center with an awards dinner to honor individuals, organizations and corporations in Gwinnett County for environmental stewardship. Nearly 400 people attended the event, where the following awards were among those presented: Founders Award: The Lawrenceville Women’s Club is the organization that convinced the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners to establish Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful in 1980. Green Business Leader of the Decade: Marsha Anderson Bomar has more than 40 years of leadership in transportation and community development and served as the first female international president of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Green Industry of...

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2015 Savannah Book Festival

02/09/15

2015 Savannah Book Festival

This year's Savannah Book Festival features an exciting lineup of authors including headliners best-selling mystery writer Janet Evanovich, humorist and satirist P.J. O’Rourke and the ‘Grand Dame of Gothic Fiction’ Anne Rice with her son, award-winning novelist Christopher Rice. In addition, a number of writers with connections to Georgia will be among the 35 authors at the festival, including at least one member of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, Mary Hood. Learn more about Mary Hood and the hall of fame in Georgia Trend's story, “Creative State.” The festival will be held Feb. 12-15 at various sites around town. Author presentations followed by book signings are free and open to the public. Individual tickets for headline appearances are $15...

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Georgia's New Trustees: Not for self but for others

02/06/15

Georgia's New Trustees: Not for self but for others

In 1732 King George II of England appointed a group of trustees to establish the colony of Georgia. Those trustees took as their guiding principle Non Sibi, Sed Allis, "not for self but for others." That principle continues to guide the Georgia Historical Society in conjunction with the Governor's Office in their selection of today's Georgia Trustees - the state's highest honor.    This year, two accomplished women who have spent their lives making the lives of Georgians - and people from around the world - better will be inducted into the Georgia Trustees at the Georgia History Festival Trustees Gala in Savannah on Saturday, Feb. 14.  Read this month's Georgia Trend cover story to learn more about these two women...

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Showtime at the Buckhead Coalition

02/04/15

Showtime at the Buckhead Coalition

If Ted Turner and Sam Massell had the time or inclination, they could take their hit show on the road. The two brought the house down at the Jan. 28, 2015, annual meeting of the Buckhead Coalition, the high-powered organization of business and civic leaders. In what was billed as a “Keynote Conversation,” Massell, founder and president of the coalition and a former Atlanta mayor, played the straight man as he asked questions of Turner – business innovator, philanthropist and chairman of Turner Enterprises Inc. “What drives you to continue working?” Massell asked. “Why don’t you retire and just sit on the beach somewhere?” “You get sunburned if you sit on the beach,” Turner said, then elaborated. “Work to me never...

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