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  • Artist Profile: Mary Booth Cabot (click to Read More)

    Balancing Art and Life

    By Hannah Olson

    Mary Booth Cabot was standing in her apartment in Tennessee forty-six years ago when she received her life’s calling to be an artist. She remembers hearing a voice ask her, “What are you doing?” For Cabot, that was all the prompting she needed to quit her job as a secretary and move home to Atlanta where she established Wren Hill Gallery and her now nationally recognized private garden.

    Cabot has harbored an

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  • Book Review: Once Upon a Zoo (click to Read More)

    By Annell Gerson

    Even in their spare time, teachers never stop teaching. Cobb County elementary teacher Rosalind Bunn knew she was spending far too much of her day tying shoelaces. So, in her spare time, she co-wrote Sophie May and the Shoe Untying Fairy, a frolicking tale, complete with a catchy rhyme that teaches kids the steps to follow in order to tie their own shoes. The writing duo went on to write two additional books. Now, Rosalind and her daughter, Maggie have

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  • Finding Fortis (click to Read More)

    When Fostering Becomes a Forever Home

    By Carrie Patterson

    When Fortis came into our lives in February of 2016, she was broken — literally broken. She had been used as a breeding dog for several years. She was malnourished and afraid. It was surmised that she had been thrown from the window of a moving car and left for dead on the side of the road. The local road crew came by with a shovel to pick her up, and when they realized she was alive, they took her to the

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  • Becoming Beach-Body Ready (click to Read More)

    Sugar Detox for Better Health

    By Jill Rowlands

    There are many popular diets going around, and proponents of each diet will convincingly promote the one they are passionate about as a “one-size-fits-all” solution for everyone. However, the truth is that each person must figure out what works best for them through trial and error. While there is disagreement amongst nutrition professionals about dietary choices, especially extremes, most would likely agree that

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  • Green Basements and Remodeling (click to Read More)

    Atlanta’s Most Innovative Home Remodeling and Design Company

    By Cyndi Braun

    Whatever your remodeling needs, when it’s time for your next big project or custom job, it’s time to visit Green Basements & Remodeling.

    With a showroom in Roswell and an office in Woodstock, Green Remodeling offers convenience and quality that is unmatched by its competitors.

    Established seventeen years ago, this family-based business specializes in basement

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  • Public Safety: Stop Making it Easy for Criminals (click to Read More)

    By Jim Cheatham

    Nobody wants to be the victim of a crime. Sometimes, we make it easy by leaving valuables in plain sight and leaving our doors unlocked.

    The act of locking your doors seems pretty straight forward. However, time after time, citizens call about valuables stolen out of vehicles that were parked in their driveway overnight with the doors unlocked. Computers, purses, brief cases, guns, and jewelry left on the front seat. This is not an isolated

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  • Community Partner: Angels Among Us Pet Rescue (click to Read More)

    Angels Among Us Pet Rescue (AAUPR) began in February 2009 in Cumming, GA. Two friends and neighbors, LuAnn Farrell and Val Addington, realized there was a crisis in the southeast, and so many animals were finding themselves in high-kill animal control shelters with little chance of making it out. They decided it would be AAUPR’s mission to “Rescue One Until There are None.” After receiving 501c3 status, the growth of AAUPR began.

    While AAUPR was formed to help save the lives of...
  • Artist Profile: Brian White (click to Read More)

    Quadruple Threat

    By Tina Morris

    A Tennessee native, Brian White has been performing all his life, beginning in church choir and progressing to high school plays and musicals. Brian moved to Georgia after earning a role in a live musical show at Six Flags. While there, he auditioned for the Atlanta Jazz Theatre and was cast in their professional dance company. On scholarship with the company, Brian took thirteen dance classes a week to further develop his talents.

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  • Community Partner: She is Safe (click to Read More)

    Keeping Girls Safe and Free

    In a defining moment that quite literally changed the course of her future, Michele Rickett discovered her life’s purpose while working in East Africa as a young woman. “Global slavery” was still a distant phrase when she began witnessing unthinkable injustices against African women and girls.

    In 2002, with her studies behind her and her children grown, Michele founded She Is Safe, which is a nonprofit organization that is headquartered in

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  • Savory Herb Gardening (click to Read More)

    By Joshua Fuder

    Herbs are some of the easiest plants to grow because they often tolerate a wide range of soil conditions and have few insect and disease issues. Because herbs are relatively carefree, they have an obvious fit in a food garden, but they also work just as well incorporated into your landscape or in containers.

    Herb Culture

    Herbs prefer a well-drained soil with a pH between 6 to 7.5. If planting in our native soil, plan to

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  • St. George Village (click to Read More)

    Getting Fit, Staying Active Can Improve Your Quality of Life

    St. George Village resident Laureen Johnson can attest to the fact that it’s never too late to improve your quality of life with physical activity.

    When she moved to St. George last March, Laureen had been suffering from the debilitating nerve pain caused by sciatica for two years.

    “There were times when the pain was so bad, I almost couldn’t get out of bed in the morning. And I was having a lot

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  • Building a Sustainable Home (click to Read More)

    Things to Consider

    By Mike Reynolds

    A high performance, energy-efficient home may include features like geothermal heating, wind power, and solar panels, but these are not the defining features of green living. They come in second, and some you can even do without. A green home starts with being well designed, well insulated, and if possible, it will have glazing oriented to the south for passive heat gain.

    Energy Efficiency, Insulation, and

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  • Public Safety: Technology Fraud and Senior Citizens (click to Read More)

    By Jim Cheatham

    It happens often — someone calls an elderly couple on the phone and convinces them that they are a representative from a well-known company that the couple normally does business with. This “representative” proceeds to tell the elderly couple about a made-up problem and asks them for personal information and credit card numbers to help fix the situation. And before the couple can figure out what has happened to them, a considerable amount of their money goes

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  • Book Review: Shadow of the Lions (click to Read More)

    By Annell Gerson

    At twelve, having graduated from the pages of Encyclopedia Brown and The Hardy Boys, Christopher Swann’s grandfather gave him a prized volume of The Complete Works of Sherlock Holmes. As an eighth grader, he created a fictionalized diary for a history assignment. Not only did he receive accolades for his project, but writing had been fun. Hard to know which was more influential, but by the time Christopher Swann was a teenager, he knew he would grow up to

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  • Artist Profile: Wanda Richardson (click to Read More)

    Quilter's Handdmade Blankets Honor Son's Memory and Give Back

    By Hannah Olson

    When her twenty-two-year-old son died, Wanda Richardson looked for a way to honor his memory and restore her mind. That is when she took up quilting with her mom and sister. Together, they took local quilting classes as a meaningful way to spend time together. Since then, Richardson has made hundreds of quilts for family, friends, and neighbors.

    “Quilting is not just having a blanket,”

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  • Book Review: Burial for a King (click to Read More)

    By Annell Gerson

    In 2005, Ann Siebert began One City - One Read in her Roswell community.  The program, now called Roswell Reads and propelled by a volunteer steering committee, continues to expand and utilize literacy as a means of sparking conversation. Roswell Reads allows readers the opportunity to “collectively examine relevant issues, establish bonds, and forge a better understanding of their community and society.”

    As 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the death

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  • Women Firefighters — Strength Under Fire (click to Read More)

    By Michele Ice

    Women have been represented in fire service for almost 200 years. However, firefighting remains a male dominated field. The United States currently has over 6,200 full-time female career firefighters, representing about 6% of the firefighting community. In the Cherokee County and in north Fulton departments, women make up about 3% of the firefighter population. There are over 22 female firefighters in the area. What draws these women together is their love

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  • Crabapple Physical Therapy (click to Read More)

    A High Tech Practice with a Down-Home Feel

    When Nancy O’Brien, a retired RN, arrived at Crabapple Physical Therapy a couple of months ago, she was clutching the September 2017 issue of the North Fulton Family Life magazine that featured Crabapple PT’s grand opening. As Dr. Chastain walked her into the treatment area, Nancy stated, “I’ve had PT before, but it got me curious when I read that you were a ‘high-tech private practice with a hometown touch.’” Halfway through her

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  • Community Partner: Ian's Friends Foundation (click to Read More)

    Ian’s Friends Foundation (IFF) was founded in 2006 by Phil and Cheryl Yagoda after their thirteen-year-old son, Ian, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at the age of two. In the months following Ian’s diagnosis, the Yagodas visited doctors and hospitals across the country in search of answers for their son’s treatment. When they learned how little funding was being allocated to research projects conducted in the field of pediatric brain tumors, Ian’s Friends Foundation was started

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  • The 2:10 Foundation (click to Read More)

    Supporting and Celebrating the Trades

    In 1979, Holly S. Hill was a teen living in northern New Hampshire with her parents and five siblings. Holly’s father, Fred, owned a local business with his brother, Bob, that provided heating fuels, furnace installations, plumbing, and other services. As a child, Holly admired her father’s ability to fix just about anything, and she often accompanied him when he was “out on a call.” Today, she reflects gratefully on how her father made sure

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