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Report: Atlanta commuters seek refuge in local CVS store as snow storm snarls travel

BY Antoinette Alexander

ATLANTA — Stranded Atlantans found shelter from a snow storm, making a local CVS/pharmacy their home for the night, according to a report in Gawker.

As much as four inches of snow blanketed parts of the South, leaving gridlocked roadways and canceled flights in its wake, and throwing Georgia in a state of emergency.

Seeking refuge from the storm and icy, gridlocked roadways, some commuters in Atlanta found shelter inside local retail outlets, including a CVS/pharmacy, Gawker reported.

 

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Rite Aid corporate raises more than $600,000 for United Way

BY Michael Johnsen

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid on Tuesday announced that associates in its corporate offices located throughout the greater Harrisburg area raised $613,555 during its 2013 fundraising campaign for the United Way of the Capital Region. Rite Aid has raised more than $6.4 million for the United Way of the Capital Region since it began holding a corporate campaign in 2002. 

"Rite Aid associates in the corporate offices have long-supported the United Way of the Capital Region and I know I speak for the entire team when I say we are proud to partner with them in their efforts to assist and improve the lives of those in our community," Ken Martindale, Rite Aid president and COO and president of the Rite Aid Foundation, said. "Our 2013 campaign, which included a $20,000 increase over the prior year’s campaign, truly highlights the passion of our team and our commitment to being a caring neighbor."  

Rite Aid’s associate giving campaign kicked off on Sept. 24. The company also raised money during its 2013 campaign through a silent online auction, a departmental basket challenge and a series of pancake breakfasts and pizza parties across its corporate offices.   

"Each year, the United Way of the Capital Region makes a profound impact in the lives of many by addressing specific needs and providing critical resources to partner agencies in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties, but that wouldn’t be possible without the support of companies like Rite Aid," Timothy Fatzinger, United Way of the Capital Region president and CEO, said. "It’s clear that Rite Aid associates share our mission and are dedicated to making a difference, and we’re so thankful for their generous support." 

 

 

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Bartell Drugs to help host event celebrating the Seahawks at the Super Bowl

BY Antoinette Alexander

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs and Seattle’s Metropolitan Market and Bartell Drugs on Thursday will be hosting and hoisting for the Seahawks as they march toward the the Big Game on Sunday.

Together, the locally owned and operated companies will host a rally at their West Seattle corporate offices and will raise the world’s largest #12 flag onto a stationary flag pole.

The rally, which starts at 10:30 am, is open to the public and Metropolitan Market and Bartell Drugs officials expect more than 400 fans to attend the event. The flag will be raised at 11 am by former Seattle Super Bowl team member Robbie Tobeck and local sports legend Jack Thompson. Seahawks fans are encouraged to show their colors.

Metropolitan Market Catering will be serving mini cupcakes, meatballs and additional football fare. Bartell Drugs will be serving the refreshments. Also participating and offering support at the rally include fellow tenants at the corporate office: Northland Services, Bowhead Transport, CAP Food Services, Services Group of America, Lamb Hanson Lamb and Anica Digital.

Follow the event on Twitter at #THE12thFlag or on Facebook at Metropolitan Market. Seahawks fans on Metropolitan Market and Bartell Drugs’ Facebook pages can enter to win $500 of big game day party supplies ($250 at Metropolitan Market, $250 at Bartell Drugs). Together, the companies have launched a Facebook contest asking "Where in the world would you most like to see a #12 flag fly?" Fans who comment are entered to win $500 of big game party supplies. Contest is open until 9am on Thursday. Winner will be announced at 11 am on Thursday at the rally.

 

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