Accessing fresh fruits and veggies in Atlanta is becoming easier.The seasonal Fresh MARTA Markets are opening up shop in the metro area.The program, which has been running since 2015, serves communities around the West End, H.E. Holmes, Bankhead, College Park and Five Points rail stations. The Bankhead MARTA station’s market will be having its first full season after being introduced last year.Denise Whitfield, MARTA’s retail development manager, said the goal is “to decrease the food insecurity in these areas” by offering homegrown, affordable and fresh produce.“We found that where there are food deserts, there is very low access to fresh produce, which will influence the diet and influence the general health of the people who live in those communities,” she said.About 46,000 pounds of produce were sold last year, according to Whitfield.Patrons can pay in cash, credit and EBT/SNAP. SNAP also is worth twice as much at the markets.Here are the schedules and locations for this year’s Fresh MARTA Markets.Station: West EndTime open: Tuesdays, April 23 to Dec. 3, from 3 to 7 p.m.Station: H.E. HolmesTime open: Wednesdays, May 1 to Dec. 4, from 3 to 7 p.m. (Closed Nov. 27)Station: BankheadTime open: Wednesdays, May 8 to Dec. 4, from 3 to 7 p.m. (Closed Nov. 27)Station: College ParkTime open: Thursdays, May 2 to Dec. 5, from 3 to 7 p.m. (Closed July 4 and Nov. 28)Station: Five PointsTime open: Fridays, April 26 to Dec. 6, from 3 to 7 p.m. (Closed Nov. 29) Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Related Stories Share For Whom The Bell Rings Add to My List In My List ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party
UK based Tinderhouse has found great success in their Map My Tracks OutFront app for both iOS and Android users. In addition to being an all-around training tool its ability to track your realtime location and statistics via your phone’s GPS has many event organizers promoting its use to livestream your route-progress on the Map My Tracks website for the benefit of friends and family following your events and races.Now Tinderhouse has upped the game even further. Map My Tracks (Android v. 1.4) is now compatible with Pebble using the watch’s in-built sports app. No more bulky smartphone on your bars; your Pebble watch can now monitor speed, pace, and distance direct on its face. Find the new version 1.4 for Android here – iOS version is slated to be release in the next days.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens officially ruled out two starters, but they should have the rest of their 53-man roster available for Sunday’s season opener against Buffalo.As expected, tight end Hayden Hurst (foot) and defensive tackle Willie Henry (hernia surgery) will not play against the Bills as they continue recovering from multi-week ailments, but cornerback Maurice Canady (thigh) and rookie inside linebacker Kenny Young (knee) are expected to suit up after practicing all week. Both were officially listed as questionable.Canady participated in practices on a limited basis this week after being sidelined with a hamstring injury since mid-August. His return to the field is an important development as he will be the top reserve corner behind outside starters Marlon Humphrey and Brandon Carr and nickel back Tavon Young while Jimmy Smith serves his four-game suspension in September.“Maurice is a very valuable player. I’m excited about him,” head coach John Harbaugh said. “He looks good in practice, so it looks like he’ll be out there. I haven’t gotten the OK on that finally from the trainer, but that’s my diagnosis. I’m planning on having him unless something changes between now and then. He can play inside. He can play outside. He can play special teams. He’s a good player. It’s good to have him back.”The Bills are also in good shape from a health standpoint as no projected starters appeared on the injury report this week.According to Weather.com, the Sunday forecast in Baltimore calls for temperatures in the mid-60s with a 100-percent chance of rain and winds 10 to 20 miles per hour. Rainfall could near an inch, which could make for an interesting afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium.Friday marked the 10th anniversary of Harbaugh and Joe Flacco’s first Ravens win in a 17-10 final over Cincinnati to kick off the 2008 season. The victory would be the start of a surprising 11-5 campaign that would land the first-year head coach and rookie quarterback in the AFC championship game.“It feels like yesterday. It’s crazy how quickly [time goes by],” Flacco said. “You look back at the days, and they go along just like everybody says. But man, it’s been really, really quick, and we’ve changed a lot.”Below is the final injury report of the week:BALTIMOREOUT: DT Willie Henry (abdomen), TE Hayden Hurst (foot)QUESTIONABLE: CB Maurice Canady (thigh), LB Kenny Young (knee)BUFFALOOUT: WR Ray-Ray McCloud (knee)QUESTIONABLE: LB Julian Stanford (nose)