This exciting and diverse Arts Camp format offers opportunities for campers to explore and expand their creativity in full day sessions. Activities vary weekly and include painting, drawing, cartooning, puppet making, architecture, collage and pottery. Full-day campers will have an involvement in several disciplines with four classes per day, including creative dramatics, movement, pottery/sculpture and visual arts. Visual arts activities vary from week to week and include painting, drawing, mask making, cartooning, puppet making, architecture, collage and story journal.

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How many pennies to pinch?

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These are various millage rates the city considered for 2021. The city anticipates to collect 91% of what it bills for property taxes, and most millage rates would require budget cuts. City leaders ultimately opted for 17.8 mills.

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City of Stone Mountain

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He said his business operates as a restaurant during the day, transitions into a lounge at night and features “go-go dancers,” not strippers or erotic dancers. The citations will be heard in municipal court July 7.","_id":"MC5I6ZX6HBCLTGZX7Q7TNOAI7Y","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625080003270,"type":"text","content":"“I don’t feel like us at the Dawghouse are doing anything wrong,” King said. “We’re pretty much doing exactly what the city allows us to do. It’s how we’re operating, but they just don’t, I guess, like how we’re doing it.”","_id":"X5AHMQ277FFVTEALA2QCYGIYS4","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625080003271,"type":"text","content":"Beginning in August, restaurants won’t be able to serve alcohol after 1:55 a.m. on Sundays through Thursdays or after 2:55 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. 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Posted by City of Avondale Estates on Tuesday, June 29, 2021

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Starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Boy Scout Troup 6 will be the event’s only vendor, serving hot dogs, chips and sodas near the lake’s gazebo.","_id":"QEOXPMSCZFG23IMBY4C2I7SVFM","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625072949234,"type":"text","content":"He said the display is “a signal that we’re pushing past the pandemic phase and trying to reenter our new normal.”","_id":"AY4HUFTIBFH7NGZ4D6M2TYZG54","additional_properties":"comments":[],"_id":"54ZTKVXVG5EDBK34EREPOEV5OU","type":"raw_html","content":"","_id":"FV64KZ6N6NFPTLWDBSGGGKZHRE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625065949621,"type":"text","content":"Follow DeKalb County News on Facebook and Twitter"],"display_date":"2021-06-30T17:03:31.633Z","headlines":"basic":"Avondale Estates cancels Fourth of July parade","first_publish_date":"2021-06-30T17:03:31.633Z","taxonomy":{"sections":["path":"/neighborhoods/dekalb","parent":"default":"/neighborhoods","_website":"ajc","parent_id":"/neighborhoods","name":"DeKalb County","description":"Local news for Dekalb County Ga. neighborhoods, including breaking news, DeKalb County schools, high school sports, crime, events, neighborhood development and land use issues","_id":"/neighborhoods/dekalb","additional_properties":"original":"parent":"AmpNav":"/neighborhoods","default":"/neighborhoods","BottomNav":null,"TopNavRedesign":null,"SectionMap":"https://www.ajc.com/","MainMenuRedesign2021":"/neighborhoods","TopNav":null,"ComposerNav":"https://www.ajc.com/","site": Local news, sports, events, schools and info","navigation":"nav_title":"DeKalb County","inactive":false,"node_type":"section","_website":"ajc","name":"DeKalb County","_id":"/neighborhoods/dekalb","ancestors":"AmpNav":["https://www.ajc.com/","/neighborhoods"],"default":["https://www.ajc.com/","/neighborhoods"],"BottomNav":[],"TopNavRedesign":[],"SectionMap":["https://www.ajc.com/"],"MainMenuRedesign2021":["https://www.ajc.com/","/neighborhoods"],"TopNav":[],"order":"SectionMap":1011,"MainMenuRedesign2021":2010,"ComposerNav":1068,"_website_section_id":"ajc./neighborhoods/dekalb","type":"section","version":"0.6.0","path":"/news","parent":"default":"https://www.ajc.com/","_website":"ajc","parent_id":"https://www.ajc.com/","name":"News","description":"Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles - Atlanta Journal-Constitution","_id":"/news","additional_properties":"original":"parent":"AmpNav":"https://www.ajc.com/","default":"https://www.ajc.com/","BottomNav":null,"TopNavRedesign":null,"SectionMap":"https://www.ajc.com/","LoggedOutMenu":null,"MainMenuRedesign2021":"https://www.ajc.com/","TopNav":null,"TopicsBar":null,"ComposerNav":"https://www.ajc.com/","site":"site_url":"/news/","section_comments_enabled":"Yes","site_description":"Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles - Atlanta Journal-Constitution","site_title":"Atlanta GA News ,"navigation":"nav_title":"News","inactive":false,"node_type":"section","_website":"ajc","name":"News","Sponsor":"sponsor_url_open_new_tab":"true","sponsor_desktop_banner":"","sponsor_mobile_banner":"","sponsor_url":"","_id":"/news","ancestors":"AmpNav":["https://www.ajc.com/"],"default":["https://www.ajc.com/"],"BottomNav":[],"TopNavRedesign":[],"SectionMap":["https://www.ajc.com/"],"LoggedOutMenu":[],"MainMenuRedesign2021":["https://www.ajc.com/"],"TopicsBar":[],"order":"AmpNav":1001,"default":1001,"SectionMap":1015,"MainMenuRedesign2021":1001,"ComposerNav":1135,"_website_section_id":"ajc./news","type":"section","version":"0.6.0","path":"/neighborhoods","parent":"default":"https://www.ajc.com/","_website":"ajc","parent_id":"https://www.ajc.com/","name":"Local","description":"County by County Atlanta: Local news for metro Atlanta, including Gwinnett County news , Cobb, DeKalb, Roswelll and North Fulton, Clayton and the city of Atlanta. 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Clarkston is one of the few cities that hasn’t made that transition yet, but Mayor Beverly Burks said the city aims to have in-person meetings by August.","_id":"RDCSRIU5YBECZK6MB7QV5IO4NE","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625065486622,"type":"text","content":"Four councilmembers voted yes on Tuesday to the renewed mask mandate, while Councilman Ahmed Hassan abstained and Vice Mayor Awet Eyasu voted against it.","_id":"6PHGGEBL5VF3HDY6UDUXS7QNOY","additional_properties":"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1625065486623,"type":"text","content":"Eyasu said many members of the community have health-related reasons for not getting vaccinated — the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends abstaining from getting a COVID-19 vaccine only if you were allergic to a prior dose or are allergic to the vaccine’s ingredients, such as polysorbate. 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