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Tommy Edison: Blind Film Critic

Tommy Edison came on the show Friday morning to talk about the Oscars.  Blind since birth, Tommy reviews movies based on dialogue and sound.  Here’s an example: Check out Tommy’s “Blind Film Critic” channel on YouTube The “Tommy Edison Experience” is another channel where Tommy talks about life as a blind person & answers viewers’ questions!

Yahoo! Gets Hacked a 3rd Time

For the third time in less than six months, Yahoo is warning users that their email accounts may have been hacked. Pretty much any and everything associated with your Yahoo email account could have been stolen by hackers. According to Yahoo, the stolen account information may have included: Names Email addresses Telephone numbers Dates of birth Hashed passwords Encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers Yahoo says the investigation has found no evidence that passwords in clear text, payment card data or bank account account information were included in the stolen data. Read more here.

INFO: Sweetwater Brewery Girl Scout Cookie Pairing Event

WHAT: The Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta are hooking up with Sweetwater Brewery for a cookie pairing event! WHEN: This Thursday (2/23)!  Doors open at 5:30 and cookie pairings will run while supplies last! WHERE: The brewery at 195 Ottley Drive, Atlanta GA 30324 COST: $12 (which is the normal pint glass admission!) MORE INFO: 404-691-ALES (2537)

Come Meet Melissa and Get Her Book This Weekend!

Melissa Carter released her children’s book, Whale of An Idea, just before Christmas is THIS SATURDAY is her first book signing!  It’s at Urban Cottage in Virginia Highlands from 3p-5p.  Get your free tickets HERE! Whale of An Idea is available on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble!

Local Elementary School Sends Autistic Students To Disney

You hope your kids learn to practice Random Acts of Kindness, but Boynton Elementary School in Ringgold is making it way of life! They are attempting to raise money for the school’s 5th grade students with autism to experience a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Walt Disney World! Principal Jennifer Scott joined Tad & Melissa Thursday morning to talk about the fundrasier for these special students and how YOU can donate!   Find out more and help the kids out here!

Valentines Day Discounts and Freebies

Auntie Anne’s Download the My Pretzel Perks mobile app and get buy-one, get-one free heart-shaped pretzels. Flavors include Original and Cinnamon Sugar. California Pizza Kitchen Head to CPK with your honey (or BFF) from Feb. 10 to the 14th and get a sweet deal for two. For just $35, you’ll score an appetizer, two entrees, and dessert. Also, you can enter a sweepstakes to win a $100 gift card. Dairy Queen DQ is selling a Red Velvet Spoon Case, which they say is the perfect way to pop the question: “Will you eat this Blizzard with me?” Also, proceeds from each purchase will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Fogo de Chão Dine at the Brazilian eatery from Feb. 10 through Feb. 14 and receive a complimentary dining card to use on your next visit. Hooters For those who hate Valentine’s Day and everything that it stands for, Hooters has something for you too. Shred — or burn, or bury — a picture of your ex (only digitally, though) and receive a coupon for free wings to use on V-Day. Qdoba Pucker up at the Qdoba register on Feb. 14 and receive a free entrée. You can kiss anyone from a significant other to a friend, to yes, even yourself. Additionally, Qdoba will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry for every kissing photo shared on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #QdobaForAKiss from Feb. 10 to 15. Steak ‘n Shake The steak and burger chain is offering three delectable milkshakes in honor of V-Day. Choose from Red Velvet, Chocolate Covered Strawberry, and Oreo Red Velvet. TGI Fridays Not only will you get a $30 dinner for two, but TGI Fridays is also offering half-priced bottles of wine. Instant romance, am I right? Waffle House Waffle House’s Valentine’s Day dinner has pretty much garnered a cult following. The Southern restaurant chain pulls out the white tablecloths and mood-enhancing candles for a dinner that you won’t forget. Reservations are strongly suggested. (Source: Cosmopolitan/Delish)    

Bieber Stars in Japanese Commercial

Justin Bieber filmed a TV commercial (shown only in Japan) with him speaking in Japanese.

A Night Of Broadway Stars Covenant House Benefit

If you missed it, Melissa helped Tad fulfill his dream to become a singer, by surprising him with an with an invitation to perform at “A Night of Broadway Stars” on April 27th! For one special night, Broadway’s biggest stars come together under the direction of legendary lyricist and composer Neil Berg for an event like no other. We invite you to join Broadway’s best and Covenant House’s brightest as we celebrate the homeless kids who are now independent young adults, and those still trying to find their way.  The Event takes place on April 27th from 6-10:30 at Buckhead Theatre! Learn more [More]

Local Woman Needs Your Help Finding a T-shirt

A Georgia woman is hoping you can help her son with autism, more specifically making sure he doesn’t run out of a specific t-shirt. Renee Britt of Bethlehem posted on Facebook over the weekend that she is looking for more Star Wars Stormtrooper Christmas shirts from Target, since it is no longer available and her son, Dawson, is in love with his, wearing it every day.  Problem is, the washings are causing his shirt to start falling apart. See a picture of the t-shirt and learn more here.

Atlanta Falcons NFC Championship: What You Need to Know

THINGS TO KNOW FOR THE NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME The Atlanta Falcons will take on the Green Bay Packers for the sold-out NFC Championship Game this Sunday, January 22 at 3:05pm EST. The Georgia Dome opened its doors in 1992 and Sunday’s game marks the final Falcons game in this historic city landmark. In preparation for the game, we’ve outlined a few important things to know: Rise Up and Celebrate Falcons Friday: In celebration of the game, fans across Atlanta and the state of Georgia are encouraged to Rise Up and support the team this Friday by wearing Falcons apparel to work. Local businesses and organizations are also encouraged to help turn the town red by changing external lighting where possible. Fulton County has also issued a resolution officially declaring Friday, January 20 as “Falcons Friday” throughout the county.  New Atlanta Falcons App: Make sure to download the new Falcons app to get live play-by-play, stats and content during the NFC Championship Game and all Falcons games. iOS: http://atlfal.co.nz/2fWAYmg, or Android: http://atlfal.co.nz/2h7Hs1Q. Please note that the old version of the app will not have current team or game information. Get in your seat early: Falcons fans attending the game on Saturday should arrive early as the game is sold out. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:05pm EST and gates will open at 1:00pm EST. Due to a road race planned downtown in the morning that will result in several road closures, and the current weather forecast calling for rain, please anticipate potential delays when planning your commute to the Dome.  We encourage fans to use WAZE for directions to specific parking lots as this app will include the most up-to-date road closures. Tailgate / Fan Rally Options: All fans are invited to the “Atlanta Falcons Rise Up Rally,” a free pep rally at Atlantic Station’s Central Park on Saturday, January 21 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm EST. Freddie Falcon and the Falcons Cheerleaders will join Falcons’ Legends Jerious Norwood and Mike Haynes for autographs and photo opportunities. Attendees will receive discounts to activities and have the opportunity to win various Falcons prizes. Two hours of complimentary garage parking will be provided. In the event of rain, the festivities will continue inside at the Steel Mill Event Venue at Atlantic Station.  Parking Recommendations: We strongly recommend purchasing a parking pass prior to game day as most lots around the Georgia Dome will be sold out on game day. Parking options are available through ParkWhiz. Go to www.atlantafalcons.com/gameday/getting-there to view parking availability. Easy transportation options: MARTA and Uber are reliable options to get to the game. MARTA has two stations within walking distance of the Dome, and fans can enjoy a new Uber pick-up and drop-off location just yards away from the Dome. Avoid purchasing counterfeit tickets: Due to the increased demand for tickets, there is a potential danger of counterfeit tickets being re-sold in the secondary market. Fans interested in purchasing tickets should visit www.atlantafalcons.com/tickets or www.Ticketmaster.com to secure 100% authentic and guaranteed seats.    
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