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6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

ATLANTA -- Every year there are millions of dollars spent on Halloween, from costumes, snacks and candy to decorations.

Hopefully after reading this, you will be able to save a ton on Halloween decor for your yard and home.

ATL Boutique Week ends Saturday

ATL Boutique Week ends Saturday

ATLANTA -- The inaugural ATL Boutique Week will wrap this weekend with a party for merchants and customers.

A number of retailers from Atlanta-area neighborhoods -- including Decatur, East Atlanta Village, Smyrna and Virginia-Highland -- are participating in the event. Customers can take advantage of 15 percent discounts at all the stores, both in-store and online.

See a full list at atlboutiqueweek.com.

The post-event party will be held Saturday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Kai Lin Art in West Midtown.

ATL Boutique Week's goal is to support locally owned businesses and introduce consumers to new places to shop.

Pumpkin patch to benefit local, national ministries

Pumpkin patch to benefit local, national ministries

ATLANTA -- Residents of northeast Atlanta don't have to travel far to find the perfect pumpkin this fall.

Oakleaf Mennonite Farm will open a pumpkin patch this Saturday, Sept. 28. It will feature pumpkins and other fall favorites from the Navajo Reservation in Farmingham, N.M.

The patch will be open weekdays from noon to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m to 9 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Thursday, Oct. 31.

Proceeds will benefit both the Navajo tribe and Atlanta-based teaching ministries.

Call Berea Mennonite Church at 404-244-0289 for more information. The pumpkin patch is located at 1088 Bouldercrest Drive.

Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

ATLANTA -- The wave of couponers' cries heard in the Midwest and Texas has finally hit the Southeast!

For years, we have enjoyed the everyday doubling of coupons $0.50 and less. We got FREE items because of this great policy and it made handling an almost impossible budget easier for us couponers and savvy shoppers.

While I am not saying that this will hurt us (I will be posting some other things Kroger is doing), it does have me wondering -- in this competitive Atlanta market, where we use more coupons per capita then ANYWHERE in the US -- how will this fare? Will Publix jump on the bandwagon?

The end of double coupons becomes effective September 21, 2013. For this couponer, I will be having to double check my shopping list with this new rule. It's not fun, but a lot of new things are coming from Kroger, and I think this is why the program of double couponing is ending.

Books needed for library sale

Books needed for library sale

ATLANTA -- Friends of East Atlanta Library needs books for its annual fundraising sale.

The group is looking for gently used, mold-free books of all genres. Donations may be dropped off at the East Atlanta Library's circulation desk.

Money raised by the FEAL used book sale benefits children's programs and the book collection at the library.

The book sale will be held during the EAV Strut in September. For more information, including how to volunteer, write to friendsofeal@gmail.com.

Farmers market to reopen next week

Farmers market to reopen next week

ATLANTA -- It's back! The East Atlanta Village Farmers Market will open for the season on Thursday, Apr. 18.

The market is open Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. It is located at 561 Flat Shoals Avenue.

Learn more at farmeav.com.

Buy a pumpkin to support Neighbor in Need

Buy a pumpkin to support Neighbor in Need

ATLANTA -- The East Atlanta Community Association's Neighbor in Need program is hosting a pumpkin sale fundraiser every Thursday in October.

The pumpkins are available for purchase at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market.

Prices range from $3 for decorative gourds to $20 for extra large pumpkins. Proceeds will benefit Neighbor in Need, which provides emergency home repairs for elderly East Atlanta Village residents.

The East Atlanta Village Farmers Market is located at 561 Flat Shoals Avenue and is open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays.