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  • HiveFit (click to Read More)

    Fitness Guru Raul Hiteshew Is on a Quest to Help Starving Children

    By Cyndi Braun

    Raul Hiteshew is on a philanthropic mission that will take him 7,000 miles from his north Fulton home to famine-stricken South Sudan.

    A nutrition coach, bodybuilder, and developer of a high-quality, all-natural supplement line, Raul is committed to helping children who are living in unimaginable hardship, who are starving, vulnerable, and likely to die if they do not

  • Community Partner: Rock For Rescues (click to Read More)

    Music. Animals. Community.

    Rock for Rescues showcases Atlanta-based homegrown, original music to benefit local animal welfare charities. Events are offered throughout the year, with a season-ending festival held on April 27 in Milton.

    Discovering Local Music
    A program of the Vox Artium Foundation, Rock for Rescues curates an annual list of the best Georgia-based bands that write and perform their own original music. Many music venues in the metro

  • Body Language (click to Read More)

    Communicating Without Words

    By Shannon Barnes, L.P.C.

    The very idea that people communicate through body language can be extremely intriguing. Experts believe that approximately 80 percent of communication is interpreted by the listener from nonverbal cues.

    Why do people want to interpret body language? It is most likely because they are needing reassurance. We are looking for tangible proof that verbal information is either believable or not

  • Spring Cleaning and Decluttering Tips (click to Read More)

    By Tracey Satterfield

    Living in a clean and uncluttered environment has many advantages. Not only is it good for your physical well-being, but also your mental state. How often have we been overwhelmed with anxiety before finally making the time to do a little cleaning and organizing? We instantly feel less weight on our shoulders when we remove some of the clutter around us.

    Many people confuse decluttering and organizing with cleaning. However, decluttering

  • Caroline Reilly Wins Grand Prize at First Annual Amateur Talent Contest (click to Read More)

    First place in the 1st Annual Amateur Talent Contest organized by Dukes Bar and Grill in Milton went to Caroline Reilly, a sophomore at Forsyth Virtual Academy. Reilly received $500 in cash, a $500 Duke’s gift card, and a $200 gift card from Music Matters in Milton.  

    In accepting the award, Reilly said, “I made some life changing connections as a result of the competition and will be forever grateful for this experience.”

    Twenty-five artists ages 17 years old and...
  • ARC Recognizes Alpharetta for Commitment to Sustainability (click to Read More)

    The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) recently recertified Alpharetta as a Green Community at the Gold Level.

    ARC’s Green Communities certification program helps local governments implement measures to reduce environmental impact. The program recognizes commitment to environmental stewardship and leadership in sustainability practices. In metro Atlanta, 20 local governments were certified under this program.

    “These communities are making significant strides in reducing...
  • Renovation of the East Roswell Park Entrance (click to Read More)

    In order to provide a better experience for visitors, neighbors, and volunteers, the City of Roswell is updating the East Roswell Park entrance off Fouts Road.

    Renovations include:
    • Replacing the landmark sign and landscaping the front entrance, making it more visible and recognizable from the road
    • Increasing trail connectivity and minimizing vehicle/pedestrian crossings by completing the loop trail around the perimeter of the park
    • Creating an
  • TCAR Procedure Treats Carotid Disease in High-Risk Patients (click to Read More)

    Northside Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute has been named a Center of Excellence for a minimally invasive stenting procedure that effectively treats carotid artery disease. This technology is available at its Atlanta, Cherokee, and Forsyth locations.

    The procedure, called Trans Carotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR), treats blockages in the carotid (neck) artery to reduce the risk of stroke, particularly in patients older than 75 years, and in patients at high risk for...
  • North Fulton Community Charities Offers Free Tax Preparation Assistance (click to Read More)

    North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) is teaming up with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and United Way to bring the Volunteer Income Tax (VITA) program to north Fulton. The program provides free tax preparation and filing assistance for individuals whose income was less than $55,000 in 2018. Taxes are prepared in person by IRS-trained and certified volunteers.

    NFCC is currently booking appointments for this free service, which runs through April 13. The service is open to...
  • Community Theatre Comes to Milton (click to Read More)

    The new Milton Arts Council is excited about its community theatre project, which includes three productions this year.

    “After working on this concept for over two years, we are pleased to bring this art form to the City of Milton,” said Bill Purdie, president of the Milton Arts Council. “We plan to offer family-oriented entertainment to our community, focusing on attracting and featuring local talent.”

    Milton Community Theatre will premiere its first production,...
  • Roswell High School Drama Receives Several Awards (click to Read More)

    Roswell Fine Arts Drama Troupe was invited to perform at the recent 2019 Georgia Thespian Conference in Columbus, GA, after winning Region Four, 7A One-Act Play and coming in fourth place in the state through the Georgia High School Association. At ThesCon, they presented their Region Championship one-act play, Jungal Book.
    Selected school productions from across the state are invited to perform at the Georgia Thespian Conference. Students attend drama workshops, performances,...
  • Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra 2018/2019 Youth Concerto Competition Winners to Perform (click to Read More)

    The Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra (AlphaSO) is proud to present the Solos of Spring concert, featuring Ava Crook, Aria Posner, Rachel McClellan, and Rebekah Willard, finalists from the Youth Concerto Competition. All four soloists are Georgia middle or high school students. Music selections will include works from Dvorak, Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Sibelius.

    “Musical passion emanates from these young artists’ performances,” said Dr. Eric Hawk, director. “The AlphaSO eagerly awaits to...
  • Receiving the Torch — Meet Visit Roswell CVB’s New Leader (click to Read More)

    Visit Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau’s (CVB) new leader is Andy Williams, a recognized star in the industry and former director of sales for Destination South Meetings + Events, a DMC Network Company based in Atlanta.

    Williams is a certified meeting professional through the Events Industry Council and a travel marketing professional through the Southeast Tourism Society. A graduate of Young Harris College with an Associate of Science degree and Georgia Southern University...
  • Artist Profile: Betsy Khuri (click to Read More)

    By Bonnie Medford

    Embracing the Unique

    Local sculptor Betsy Khuri often draws inspiration from old pictures, found objects, her three children, and her two “bonus kids.” She says her children are her biggest accomplishment. Khuri’s current projects are inspired by the Renaissance. The pieces have the head of an animal and a human body — feminine bodies contrasting with masculine animal features.

    Khuri says that for most of her life, she thought that

  • Book Review: Dopesick (click to Read More)

    By Gabriel Morley

    The true irony of the opioid epidemic is that it is crippling America.

    Drugs like oxycontin, which were originally intended to help relieve pain and suffering from chronic illness, have seeped their way into mainstream America to be abused by drug addicts. About 130 people died each day from an opioid overdose in 2018. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the economic burden of opioid misuse at $78 million annually.

  • Artist Profile: Jennifer Ferris (click to Read More)

    The Ever-Evolving Art of Jennifer Ferris

    By Jennie Mayes

    Local artist Jennifer Ferris has traveled a lot, picking up inspiration along the way, but she gives the lion’s share of credit to her mother and grandmother. When asked how her art is a continuation of or departure from theirs, she says, “The most common thread is our love of nature and our choice of flowers and birds as a frequent subject matter. Also, our drive for perfecting our craft — my grandmother

  • Book Review: To Save a World (click to Read More)

    By Ryland Johnson

    Adventure! Rebellion! Love and mutiny! A secret mission to save the world and a wizard named Tim! Hollis McCollum’s debut novel, To Save a World, delivers epic fantasy, fun, and honest, relatable characters bound together on a quest to (as you might expect) save the world.

    There’s plenty of swashbuckling fun in McCollum’s book. First of all, To Save a World is an engaging, enjoyable read, but there’s also significant depth in the tale. McCollum

  • The Drake House Receives Generous Donation (click to Read More)

    Taylor Morrison Atlanta homebuilders recently donated $4,198 to The Drake House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting the growing number of homeless women and children in north Fulton County.

    The Drake House offers private, fully furnished apartments, weekly life-skills classes, career counseling, and after-school programming to single mothers, annually serving approximately 40 families and 80 children. The organization’s goal is to assist families in becoming more...
  • Milton Students Selected by LLS as Students of the Year (click to Read More)

    Angélica Davis and Erin Cleary, sophomores at Milton High School, have been chosen by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to fight forces against blood cancers as co-candidates for Students of the Year. To raise money and awareness, they are writing letters, sending emails, meeting with business executives, and hosting community events. Their goal is to raise $50,000 before the seven-week campaign ends on March 23.

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, as the largest...
  • Tennis Program Recognized Nationally (click to Read More)

    In recognition of the success of its tennis program, the City of Roswell’s Recreation, Parks, Historic, and Cultural Affairs Department has been named “Park & Rec Agency of the Year” by Tennis Industry Magazine, the world’s largest trade magazine for tennis.

    Roswell’s award-winning tennis program is highlighted in the magazine’s January issue, which features its annual “Champions of Tennis” awards for individuals and organizations that go “above and beyond in helping to make a...