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  • Artist Profile: Tristan Tuttle (click to Read More)

    Reflecting the Light

    By Ellen Samsell Salas

    Stained glass creator Tristan Tuttle has always been an artist of some sort. When she was a child, she sang and played bluegrass-gospel music in her father’s prayer meetings. At 15, she started teaching guitar, mandolin, and dog-house bass. After earning a degree in English, Tuttle became a freelance writer. Now, from her home studio in Ball Ground, she shares her vibrant spirit as the artist and owner of Reflecting Light

  • Community Partner: Art of Living Ministries Art Barn and Retreat House (click to Read More)

    After exiting I-575 in Ball Ground, you travel along a road that cascades slowly through a canopy of trees to open fields. As you descend the curving road, you admire the rolling landscape before making a turn into the driveway of the Art of Living Ministries Art Barn and Retreat House.

    Once inside the warmth of the two-story Retreat House, located on 40 acres at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, you find that the spacious Art Barn offers a welcoming atmosphere that

  • 2020 Vision (click to Read More)

    The Inexact Science of Predicting the Future

    By Mandy Marger

    The year 2020 sounds like a futuristic fantasy, and many in the past have imagined what this year would hold. Lots of “unbelievable” predictions, such as automation and wearable technology, have become commonplace realities. Other predictions have been less accurate.

    Thankfully, as a new decade begins, failed forecasts can only be enjoyed in our imagination or in science fiction stories. Here is

  • ADPS — Enhancing Quality of Life in Alpharetta (click to Read More)

    By John Robison

    “Protect and serve” and “service above all” are two of the most well-known missions or mantras associated with public safety services. The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety (ADPS), which includes police, fire, and 911, also strives to keep Alpharetta citizens safe through service.

    However, ADPS goes beyond ensuring the safety of those living in, working in, and visiting Alpharetta. Specifically, the organization’s mission states:


  • St. George Village (click to Read More)

    A Wise Retirement Choice Preserves Independence

    In 2005, three seniors made a thoughtful choice that resulted in their ability to live actively and independently 14 years later. Charter residents Jewel Lamica, Joyce Nunn, and Maurice Turcotte — now with an average age of 96 — made the decision to move to St. George Village while they were in their early 80s.

    Today, they are reaping the benefits of that conscious decision to plan for their retirement futures by moving to a

  • Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere (click to Read More)

    By Julia Padgett

    Author Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere follows two families and the brief, but significant, intermingling of their lives. On the surface, it seems to be a book that is about and for women. Do not be fooled; this is a book about life, the decisions we make, our passions, and what defines family.

    There are moral issues that are worth exploration and contemplation. Ng does a wonderful job of refraining from judgement and presenting a picture of mothers,

  • Crafted in Roswell (click to Read More)

    Visit Roswell is pleased to announce the kick-off of a newly created marketing promotion, Crafted in Roswell. This promotion highlights the destination’s vibrant and growing local beer, wine, and craft cocktail scene.

    Breweries, tasting rooms, and a long list of restaurants call Roswell home. To further drive business into many of these establishments, and to give visitors a culinary and spirit-based activity in which to participate, Visit Roswell launched the program as an...
  • North Fulton Community Charities Welcomes New Executive Director (click to Read More)

    On December 1, North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) welcomed Holly M. York as its new executive director. She succeeds longtime Executive Director Barbara Duffy, who worked with NFCC since its formation in 1983 and served as the executive director since 1990.

    York was formerly the director of development for NFCC. During her time at NFCC, she led the development team, including overseeing marketing and fundraising, cultivating partnerships in the community, and working with the...
  • Book Review: The Gradual Disappearance of Jane Ashland (click to Read More)

    By Marcia Divack

    In Nicolai Houm’s compact novel, The Gradual Disappearance of Jane Ashland, Jane, an American author and professor, awakes in a tent in the Norwegian wilderness with no food, no water, and an uncharged cell phone. How she ended up in this predicament is the crux of the novel.

    After suffering an unnamed loss, Jane abandons her career and buries herself in online genealogical research and connects with a distant relative in Norway. After a brief

  • Roswell’s Assistant Fire Marshall Named GA State Representative for Women in Fire (click to Read More)

    The City of Roswell is proud to announce Jamie Leavell, Roswell Fire Department’s (RFD) assistant fire marshal, has been named the Georgia State Representative for Women in Fire.

    With nearly 17 years of service in fire, Leavell has left an impressive mark on the communities she has served. Leavell is a certified fire instructor, fire inspector, emergency medical technician, arson investigator, life safety educator, and peer support/crisis intervention expert, to name a few...
  • Fulton County Schools Outshine State on CCRPI Results (click to Read More)

    Fulton County Schools (FCS) ranked above the state average in all grade levels on the annual College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). Compiled by the Georgia Department of Education, the CCRPI uses scores on a zero to 100 scale from multiple indicators within five main components: content mastery, progress, closing gaps, readiness, and graduation rates (high school only). According to data released by the state this fall, FCS’s overall score in 2019 increased to 83.8, which is 7.0...
  • Volunteer for Roswell’s Community Emergency Response Team (click to Read More)

    The Roswell Fire Department is accepting applications from residents who are interested in becoming part of the City’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), a volunteer group of trained community members who will be integrated into emergency response efforts in their area.

    Training for the CERT program consists of eight classes, most of which are held at Roswell Fire Station 7 (8025 Holcomb Bridge Road). Classes take place on Thursdays from 7:00-10:00pm, beginning February 6,...
  • Johns Creek HS Excels at Bright Spark Invention Challenge (click to Read More)

    Johns Creek HS had two major wins at the recent Bright Spark Invention Challenge competition.

    Junior Adi Bora won Best Overall High for his “Independence 1000.” He created his invention to help a fellow schoolmate with cerebral palsy to exercise his hand muscles, so he will be able to one day operate a motorized wheelchair. The Independence 1000, which is a portable device with a gamified joystick, strengthens fine motor skills while collecting data for the therapy field.
  • Artist Profile: Micki Soresi (click to Read More)

  • FCS Expanding Text4Help to Middle Schools (click to Read More)

    Already available in FCS high schools, Text4Help has expanded to provide resources and support to middle school teens in crisis. Launched in 2018 in cooperation with Fulton County government, the program is an anonymous crisis text line aimed at providing a valuable resource for students seeking support or an outlet to share concerns. The program enables teens facing stress or in crisis to reach a licensed clinician who will respond within three minutes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Inaugural Milton Wall of Fame Induction (click to Read More)

    Six names were recently etched in stone as inaugural inductees to the Milton Wall of Fame, located in Bell Memorial Park:

    • Collin McHugh – Major League Baseball pitcher and 2017 World Series Champion with the Houston Astros.
    • Tim Godby – 13-Time Georgia High School Association (GHSA) State High School Girls Lacrosse Championship coach at Milton High School.
    • Evan Nolte – 2014 ACC Basketball Champion with the University of Virginia.
    • Ryan Gridley – Mississippi...
  • $1 Million Raised for Sam Robb Fund (click to Read More)

    A legacy is hard to build, especially when the individual doesn’t live past age 20. But Sam Robb’s family has created an enviable legacy for him. Soon after his death from osteosarcoma, his family formed the Sam Robb Fund (SRF), a Named Fund of CURE Childhood Cancer, to continue Sam’s fight against childhood cancer.

    The SRF initially funded the Sam Robb Fellow at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and supported CURE’s Open Arms Meal...
  • Dance Imagination (click to Read More)

    Makes Dreams Come True for Young Dancers

    By Gregory Flail

    For little ones with big dreams of becoming a prima donna in the ballet or a princess at the royal ball, opportunities may seem a bit slim at first. But those who delve a little deeper into north Georgia will find a haven for such dreams at the Dance Imagination school.

    Dance Imagination has offered dance classes for children for nearly a decade in downtown Woodstock, and a second location was

  • Gifts of Holidays Past (click to Read More)

    When the staff of Family Life Publications was tasked with recalling a favorite childhood gift they’d received during the holidays, the responses were as unique as the personality of each individual. But a common thread did reveal itself among all the responses. Regardless of the gift, it was the loved one who bestowed it and the memories surrounding it that seemed to make it so special. Here are a few of our favorite things:

    Janet Ponichtera 
    Sales and

  • Hope Dealers Worldwide (click to Read More)

    The co-founders of Hopedealers Worldwide, Pete and Nadine Psareas, are no strangers to the heartache of addiction. Their son previously struggled with substance abuse that began when he was 15 years old, which eventually led to job loss, jail time, and alienation from his family. Over the years, he also lost several close friends due to heroin overdose. Today, their son has been clean and sober for several years, but he’s always conscious of how vital his lifestyle is to his recovery....