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It's Veteran's Day 

November 11 — It might be a good time to start thinking about that flu shot. Georgia's flu activity is "very high," according to a state epidemiologist. 

🌧️ The remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole mean rain with a high of 67° today.

📌 Veteran's Day events in Marietta and at Oakland Cemetery have already been canceled, so double-check schedules before heading out today. 

🗳 The Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker campaigns are going back on the road and airwaves ahead of the Dec. 6 runoff.

🖊 Longtime Atlanta School Board member Jason Esteves officially resigned yesterday after being elected to the Georgia senate. 

🧒 Georgia has one of the highest rates of uninsured children, and the problem may get worse. 

🍾 Atlanta residents voted heavily in favor of allowing grocery stores, wine shops, and package stores to start selling alcohol at 11 a.m. on Sundays. 

🗣 Sandy Springs residents want more walkable areas and no more apartments in the City Springs district

🍺 Avondale Estates has won the Best Small Town Beer Scene award for a second time.


📈 A better-than-expected consumer price index report sent stocks soaring yesterday, with the major indexes posting their largest one-day gains since 2020. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 3.7%, and the Nasdaq Composite jumped 7.35%.

🕖 Today's newsletter is ④ stories.

• A Veterans Day round-up
• Film review: 'The Banshees of Inisherin'
• The Sports Section

• Top Stories of the Week

Have a great weekend,
Collin, Sammie + Sophia
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1. A Veterans Day round-up

🎖️  Today is Veterans Day, and we're celebrating those who have served in our communities. 

📦 In Brookhaven, an army veteran has opened up a UPS Store, hoping to inspire other vets to open up their own businesses. 
Derrick Long, 49, opened the doors to his store on June 28 after moving down from his native New York. “I just always liked Atlanta,” Long said during an interview at his store at 3408 Clairmont Rd. “It’s a Southern city, but it has such a big city charm to it.”

📜 A Veterans Day Ceremony will take place today at 11 a.m. at the Atlanta History Center. Hosted by Veterans Park and Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association (AVVBA), the ceremony is free and open to the public. The keynote speaker will be Major General Bret C. Larson, Commander of the 22nd Air Force at Dobbins Air Reserve Base. 

🏞️ Dunwoody is hosting a Veterans Day event today at City Hall, which begins at 10 a.m. The event was originally supposed to be held at Brook Run Park, but was moved due to Tropical Storm Nicole. “We continue to improve our Veterans Day ceremonies by including participants of all ages and walks of life,” Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch said. “I’m thrilled that we can share the experiences and accomplishments of our long-serving veterans with those of our future leaders.”

🐖 Every day is Veterans Day at McDaniels QN2 in Sandy Springs – veterans receive 10% off their meals when they show their military ID. Those in uniform will receive 25% off, and if you want a free pulled pork sandwich, bring in a photo for the QN2 Veterans Wall of Fame. 


⚖️ The Emory Law Volunteer Clinic for Veterans gives students one-on-one time with veterans to help prepare legal briefs and help staff veterans’ events. The PACT (Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics) Act was passed in August, and it expanded coverage to cover more than 20 conditions caused by burn pits and toxic exposures, which are common among veterans of the Gulf War, 9/11, and the Vietnam War. 

Carlissa Carson, the clinic’s senior staff attorney, served in the U.S. Air Force and graduated from Emory Law School. She says the clinic expects to see an increase in need now that the PACT Act has been signed into law. “Servicemembers with conditions including brain cancer, GI tract cancer, COPD, and other life-threatening illnesses no longer have to prove these conditions were caused by burn pit exposure, which will lead to easier access to care and benefits,” says Carson.
Dine-in movies

🎥 Enjoy an elevated movie and dining experience at LOOK Dine-In Cinemas in Town Brookhaven.

At LOOK, see the latest movies and enjoy the power of ordering freshly-made food, craft cocktails, wine, and beer from your phone.

📽️ The LOOK PX auditorium provides the ultimate environment to enjoy blockbusters, like "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." PX is the largest auditorium in the theater with a wall-to-wall screen, digital projection, and state-of-the-art surround sound technology.

🍔 We don’t make it until you order it. This ensures your food is freshly made, great tasting, and is the perfect temperature when it arrives at your seat!

🎟️ Get tickets now for "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" here.
2. Film Review: ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ and the plight of legacy

📽️ It’s 1923. The Irish Civil War rages on into its final weeks. And on the fictional Irish island of Inisherin, Colm Doherty (Brendan Gleeson) abruptly decides to end his friendship with Pádraic Súilleabháin (Colin Farrell). 

What could Pádraic have done to end years of camaraderie without ceremony? Nothing, really. Pádraic is perfectly nice, perfectly inoffensive. The type of guy you’d like to grab a couple of pints with every now and then, though maybe not more often than that. The thing is, Pádraic might be nice, but he’s not exactly stimulating. And Colm has taken a sudden interest in cutting out any and all frivolous things that might distract him from cementing his legacy and what he’s decided is his true calling – his music. Pádraic might be nice, sure. But people don’t remember Mozart because he was nice. Niceness doesn’t last. 

“The Banshees of Inisherin” – writer and director Martin McDonagh’s cynical, yet humane meditation on loneliness and legacy – considers the ever-precarious state of life with a deft and often droll handWith this new film, McDonagh finds a sweet spot between the old and the new, delivering his best work in years. He returns to familiar faces, like Gleeson and Farrell, while adding some new ones, like scene-stealer Barry Keoghan.

Much like some of his previous work, this particular fable deals in absurdism, and McDonagh is better than ever at balancing those fantastical elements against the story’s painfully human center, litigating its themes not just through a stellar script, but evolved worldbuilding and filmmaking. 

🇮🇪 Read the full review here. 

💡 Ian's Friends Foundation, an Atlanta-based philanthropic organization that supports pediatric brain tumor research, is hosting its 15th Annual Evening of Inspiration Gala tomorrow night. The organization’s mission is to find a cure for pediatric brain tumors by funding therapies and research labs around the world. 
3. The Sports Section

If you’re wondering when your teams are playing this weekend, we’ve got you covered. Here's why this week's crypto meltdown may impact them.

🏈 The Atlanta Falcons fell to 4-6 on the season as they lost to division rival Carolina 25-15 last night in Charlotte. Their next game will be on Nov. 20 against the Chicago Bears.

🏈 The top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs will travel to play Mississippi State tomorrow night (7 p.m., TV: ESPN).
➡️ Georgia Tech hosts the Miami Hurricanes Saturday at 3:30 p.m. (TV: ESPN3). 

➡️ Kennesaw State hosts Austin Peay tomorrow at 1 p.m. on ESPN+.

🍑 The playoffs begin tonight in the Drive for the GHSA State Title as the 6-4 Westminster Wildcats travel 2.5 miles to take on the 6-4 Lovett Lions in the first round, live on Peachtree TV at 8 p.mStream it here. Westminster beat Lovett 14-0 in the Battle of Buckhead earlier this season. 
🏀 The Atlanta Hawks take on the Philadelphia 76ers tomorrow night at 7 p.m. (TV: BSS). They are playing well this season and will look sharp in their new top-ranked city jersey.

🏀 In college hoops, Georgia Tech heads downtown to play Georgia State Saturday at 7 p.m. (TV: ESPN+).

➡️ Georgia will be at Wake Forest tomorrow (8:30 p.m. TV: ACCN).


🏆 Congratulations are in order to Pope and Wesleyan, who won Fastpitch Softball State titles in October.

🏐 Pope, Greater Atlanta Christian, Pace Academy, and Mt. Paran won Volleyball State Championships last weekend. It was the third straight title for the Pace Knights (pictured above via 

👟 In the individual results for Cross Country, the following local students took first place in their respective races: Palmer Walstad, Westminster (4A), Diego Santiago, Chattahoochee (5A), Gabriella Malerba, Decatur (5A), Tommy Latham, Marist (6A), and Hannah Schemmel, St. Pius X (6A).

As noted on Monday, team winners for the Boys include Marietta, North Atlanta, Decatur, Westminster, Oconee County, and Athens Academy. For the Girls, Marietta, Marist, Decatur, Pace Academy, Wesleyan, and Atlanta Classical Academy all won. 
4. Top Stories of the Week

1️⃣ Tara Theatre to close after more than 50 years (pictured).

2️⃣ Concert Review: K-pop superstars BlackPink bring high-energy fun to State Farm Arena. 

3️⃣ Asana Partners buys Plaza Fiesta on Buford Highway

4️⃣ Tickets sold out for Takeoff memorial service.

5️⃣ Resident discovers possible method for check thefts at Dunwoody Post Office.
Punk Foodie has your weekend roundup of food trucks and pop-ups around the metro, including Brazilian Stroganoff (pictured) and beef birria eggrolls from Jackalope this Friday and Saturday at Boggs.
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