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  • Q: What Can I Do With a Liberal Arts Degree? A: Almost Anything You Want (click to Read More)

    By Jonathan Good, Ph.D.

    The engineering major asks, “How does it work?”

    The business major asks, “How much will it cost?”

    The liberal arts major asks, “Do you want fries with that?”

    Most liberal arts majors have heard some version of this joke, and it’s always annoying — in part because it’s somewhat true. The joke points to the dual purpose of higher education: does it exist to preserve “the best that has been thought and said” in our

  • Exchange of Heart (click to Read More)

    Our Year With Maite

    By Mandy Marger

    Like most good things, sponsoring an exchange student was not planned. A local Facebook group published a post looking for a family to take in an exchange student in our school district. The year had already started, and her first family had not worked out as expected. After reaching out to ask for how long, my family quickly made the decision to help.

    Approval Process & Preparation
    Because of the emergency

  • All Pro Window Tinting (click to Read More)

    Let The Sunshine In

    By Marsha Cornelius

    "Let the sunshine in.” That’s the mantra of today’s homeowner. Contemporary houses now have expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, two-story window walls, and skylights.

    But what is all that sunlight doing to your interior? It’s disheartening to spend thousands of dollars on furniture only to have the colors fade in just a few years. And what about those hardwood floors and fabulous area rugs that tie the room

  • Georgia Transplant Foundation (click to Read More)

    The mission of the Georgia Transplant Foundation (GTF) is to bridge the gap between hope and opportunity by educating and enriching the lives of those affected by organ transplant. GTF was founded in 1992 by transplant recipient Tommy Smith, who saw firsthand the tremendous financial impact that transplantation can have on individuals and their families. Smith gathered a team of health care professionals with the goal of providing emergency financial assistance, so that no one would ever go...
  • Artist Profile: Megan Austin (click to Read More)

    Sculpting Gold and Other Precious Minerals

    By Hannah Olson

    From wedding coordinator to police officer, Megan Austin held a surprising variety of jobs before discovering her passion for jewelry design. As a student, she majored in computer graphics. Now, she spends 11 months out of the year crafting unique jewelry pieces and traveling to art shows across the United States.

    During her interview, Austin was wearing a pendant she made with her children’s

  • Book Review: Down from the Mountain (click to Read More)

    By Gabiel Morley

    Grizzly bears are one of America’s most mysterious creatures. Outsized and mythic, they hold a vaunted place in the predator hierarchy. In Down From the Mountain: The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear, author Bryce Andrews tries to describe the dangerous – and mundane – life of one mother bear and her cubs, as they weave through Montana’s Mission Valley.

    Grizzly bears have been in a struggle for survival amid the loss of their natural habitat,

  • Community Partner: The Kathy B. Davis Foundation (click to Read More)

    The Kathy B. Davis Foundation (KBD), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in north Georgia, was established in 2011 by Dave Davis in memory of his wife, Kathy.

    Kathy was a devoted mother who always placed the needs of others before her own. She had a passion for serving and supporting others, especially the intellectually and developmentally challenged. She was an inspiration to family, friends, coworkers, and all who were privileged to know her.

    The KBD Foundation is...
  • Artist Profile: Greg Schulz (click to Read More)

    Pottery With Personality

    By Tina Morris

    A native of central Florida, Greg Schulz grew up surrounded by orange groves and phosphate mines, spending time playing in the clay. Today he lives in the woods on the Etowah River, where he allows nature to inspire many of his creations. After retiring from his advertising career in 2015, Schulz has risen quickly in the pottery scene. He began working with clay by watching

  • Book Review: Early Riser (click to Read More)

    By Ryland Johnson

    After The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde’s first book, which inaugurated the excellent Thursday Next series, he went on a “creative hiatus.” Early Riser marks Fforde’s triumphant return to full-force, adult science fiction, and it is a stand-alone novel, not a work in a series, which is an exciting development. Like a crafted snow globe, Fforde gives us an entrancing, self-contained world. In the time of sprawling epics like Game of Thrones, it’s good to read

  • Live Oak Dermatology (click to Read More)

    Now Open in Roswell

    By Maria Klouda

    Roswell’s development is primed for continued expansion, and Live Oak Dermatology is planning to be part of that growth. Location was key when Dr. Brent Goedjen, a board-certified dermatologist, began to search for a place for his new private practice. He wanted a long-term location where he could serve the community for years to come.

    Live Oak Dermatology is in the heart of historic downtown Roswell next to the

  • New Online Reservations for Roswell Racquet Courts (click to Read More)

    The Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic & Cultural Affairs Department recently rolled out new online racquet court reservation software. The software enables residents to reserve City of Roswell-operated tennis and outdoor pickleball courts online up to seven days in advance. The service is available at a nominal fee.

    “Our department is excited to implement this new online system in order to make this reservation process more convenient for our residents and participants,” said...
  • New Arts Center in Alpharetta (click to Read More)

    Alpharetta Recreation, Parks & Cultural Services is thrilled to showcase the new Alpharetta Arts Center located at 238 Canton Street. The 10,000-square-foot space includes many amenities with multiple visual arts and clay studios, a digital media studio, a black-box theater space, gallery exhibits, and art events.

    A wide variety of multidisciplinary classes, workshops, and lectures for children, teens, and adults will be offered at the center. Choose from ceramics, painting,...
  • Corporations Support Local Seniors at 2nd Annual Claws for a Cause (click to Read More)

    Local businesses recently teamed up with newly opened 6 Bridges Brewing in Johns Creek to sponsor Claws for a Cause, a crawfish and shrimp boil benefiting Senior Services North Fulton. The event raised money for Meals on Wheels and a transportation program that helps get homebound seniors in north Fulton to their medical appointments.

    “Nutritious food and regular visits to the doctor make a big impact on the health and well-being of our senior population,” said Ron Harlow,...
  • Roswell High School Student Receives Best Actress Award (click to Read More)

    Jessi Kirtley, a Roswell High School student, recently won the Best Performance by a Leading Actress award for her title role in the spring production of Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical. She was honored with a 2019 Shuler Hensley Award at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, hosted by the ArtsBridge Foundation. Musical theatre students and schools were honored in 17 categories.

    The ArtsBridge Foundation is a nonprofit organization under the umbrella of the Cobb Energy...
  • Blood Marrow Transplant Program Among Best Nationally for 10th Year (click to Read More)

    For the 10th consecutive year, the Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program at Northside Hospital Cancer Institute has been recognized as having among the best survival outcomes in the United States for bone marrow transplants. The data was reported by Be The Match, which manages the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world.

    Northside ranks in the top 20% of transplant programs in the country in terms of volume of allogeneic transplants performed. According to the...
  • Foster Care Support Foundation Seeks Donations (click to Read More)

    The summer distribution is fully underway at the Foster Care Support Foundation (FCSF) center in Roswell. This year, FCSF seeks to provide basic needs like clothing, toys, school supplies, and safe infant care equipment to at least 4,500 foster and displaced children to help them move forward in a more secure environment.

    Grandparents raising grandchildren are among the highest growing numbers of foster children in Georgia due to new policies in place. Since many of these families...
  • The Foster-Schmidt Dance Company Performs in New York City (click to Read More)

    The Foster-Schmidt Dance Company (FSDC) for dancers with Down Syndrome performed on May 31 at the Manhattan JCC, in partnership with Sideways Contemporary Dance Company. Founder and Artistic Director Charlotte Foster-Williamson organized this trip for the dancers to experience the city and share their love of dance and message of acceptance.

    The dancers experienced dance master classes with Francis Roach (Luigi Jazz master) and the cast of Sam’s Room (up-and-coming Broadway musical

  • Cool Summer Meal Options That Won't Heat Up Your Kitchen (click to Read More)

    By Julie Senger

    Since the temps will only continue to rise as the official first day of summer approaches, the last thing most of us want to do is increase the heat (or the electricity bill) inside our homes by preparing a meal on the stove top or in the oven, but we still gotta eat! While using an outdoor grill can be a great option, sometimes it might be raining, or you might want to stay in the air conditioning to avoid flies and mosquitoes. Here are some recipes you can

  • Your Pie (click to Read More)

    Food & Family Come First North Fulton’s Fast-Casual Pizza

    By Marsha Cornelius

    The moment you walk into Your Pie, the tantalizing aroma of fresh-baked pizza greets you. Step up to the counter, build your own personal 10-inch pizza from three choices of dough including white, wheat, and gluten free; five different house-made sauces from classic marinara to basil pesto; and seven cheeses including a vegan selection. Can’t decide on a custom build? Your Pie also

  • Homemade Dog Treat Recipes (click to Read More)

    By Julie Senger

    Are you concerned about the ingredients that make up your furry family member’s treats? Well, worry no more! Try one of the following recipes, all made with healthy items, most of which you likely already have in your kitchen. Choose from a variety of options to accommodate senior dogs, puppies, and middle-aged pets alike. There’s even a no-bake option if you need something in a hurry.

    No-Bake Honey-Oat Peanut Butter Treats

    1 cup quick