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Originally from India and raised in the Middle East, Ruksana Hussain is an Atlanta transplant who loves everything the city has to offer, be it the vibrant cultural scene or the burgeoning small businesses. An experienced writer and editor, Ruksana works with several local and national, print and online media outlets and publications, covering beats as varied as travel and food to social media and business. She is the president of Ed2010 in Atlanta and enjoys networking with several groups in the city, including the Atlanta Press Club where she was a finalist for the 2012 Excellence in Journalism Award for her work in print media. She currently spearheads two initiatives – the 100% Work from Home project and Ask, Answer, Author. When not busy writing, Ruksana is out and about in Atlanta discovering new spots, making new connections and falling in love with the city all over.

8th Annual Doggies on the Catwalk Benefits Atlanta Pet Rescue

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Doggies on the Catwalk and its philanthropic founder, E. Vincent Martinez of fashionado, are once

Vincent Martinez with celebrity models (Photo Credit:Fashionado.net)

again set to present an unforgettable evening of fashion, cocktails, bites, and four-legged friends – all for a great cause. On Saturday, June 13, 2015 beginning at 7 p.m., the eighth […]

Give Me Five Dinner In Atlanta To Benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry

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The annual Give Me Five Dinner, an exclusive evening featuring Atlanta’s best chefs and sommeliers and benefitting Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, will be held on Sunday, August 16,2015 at Piedmont Driving Club. The highly anticipated event centers around five exquisite courses prepared by acclaimed local chefs and complemented by fine wines […]

Atlanta Moon Ride to Benefit Bert’s Big Adventure

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Returning for its third installment, the Atlanta Moon Ride invites the city to hit the streets on Friday, June

Participants at the Atlanta Moon Ride (Photo Credit: Bert’s Big Adventure)

19, 2015 to ride with flair, dress in costume and cruise through some of Atlanta’s coolest neighborhoods at night. The 6.5 mile night […]

Devereux Georgia Launches Children Are Not For Sale Campaign

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On June 1, 2015, Devereux Georgia will launch the Children Are Not For Sale Campaign. Children and adolescents are being sold into a $150 billion annual market for sex and labor. This is happening globally, and domestically; in urban and suburban areas. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Atlanta, Georgia, is the No. […]

Willy’s Mexicana Grill Celebrates 20 Years with Donation to Boys & Girls Club Of Metro Atlanta

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Most of us celebrate our birthdays by receiving presents. Leave it to Willy Bitter, the founder and namesake of Willy’s Mexicana Grill, to turn the tables by giving back to the community instead. To kick off the #SummerOfWillys, a season-long 20th anniversary celebration of Atlanta’s first (and still best) burrito restaurant, […]

Hogs For The Cause Issues First Atlanta Area Grant

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New Orleans based children’s cancer charity Hogs for the Cause this week issued their first Atlanta-area grant. On May 19, Rene Louapre, Zandy Rainold, and Becker Hall announced that they had awarded $2,500 to an 11 year old from Stockbridge suffering from Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a form of pediatric brain cancer. This gift […]

Crawfish for Cancer’s 2nd Annual Atlanta Crawfish Boil

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The Crawfish for Cancer Annual Atlanta Boil is back! To be held at the Ivy Buckhead, it promises to be a

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day of fun, crawfish, and most importantly, fundraising to benefit multiple myeloma cancer research. There will be hundreds of pounds of crawfish, beer, wine and spirits, […]

The Bert Show’s 12 Strays Of Christmas To Benefit Atlanta Pet Rescue And Adoption

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The holidays are just around the corner, and what better present to give than the one that keeps on giving. With over 70

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million stray animals living in the United States, there are many pets who are in need of a home for the holidays […]

Recap: Bert’s Big Adventure’s Holiday Reunion At Phipps Plaza In Atlanta

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Bert’s Big Adventure hosted its annual holiday reunion at Phipps Plaza. Members of the Bert’s Big Adventure family gathered together for a holiday-themed evening filled with pictures with Santa at Phipps, holiday arts and crafts activities, and a celebratory dinner provided by Jim ’N Nick’s BBQ Restaurant. Through its year-round reunion events, Bert’s Big […]

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