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  • Artist Profile: Kelli Jones (click to Read More)

    Celebrity Hair and Makeup Artist Who Gives Back to Her Community

    By Tina Morris

    At fourteen, Kelli Jones, or Kelli J as she prefers to be called, began styling hair for her friends. Little did she know; this hobby would lead to a lucrative career as a hair and makeup artist. Kelli J was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She has always had a love and appreciation for the creative arts, especially dancing and singing. She is a self-described foodie who loves to travel

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  • Book Review: 3rd Annual Milton Literary Festival (click to Read More)

    3rd Annual Milton Literary Festival

    By Annell Gerson

    November 11 is Veteran’s Day and the 3rd Annual Milton Literary Festival. The Festival will host 46+ national and local authors participating in panels, workshops and a few “out-of-the-box” literary experiences.

    In gratitude to veterans, the day will begin with a complimentary breakfast in their honor. Brigadier General Tony Tata will speak to veterans as both a fellow soldier and author of eight

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  • Johns Creek Police Officer Wins 2017 World Police & Fire Games (click to Read More)

    An officer with the Johns Creek Police Department recently showed off his muscles and athleticism by winning first place in his age bracket in the 2017 World Police and Fire Games. Sergeant Ronnie Young travelled to the Los Angeles Convention Center to compete in the Crossfit division with police and firefighters who hailed from 65 countries worldwide! Only the top ten in each discipline were invited to compete.

    Sgt. Young stated that the experience was, “absolutely amazing! To be...
  • Northview Teacher Gets Back to School and Back in Shape (click to Read More)

    All it took was one look at the photo of herself holding her Teacher of the Year Award to convince 37-year-old Jordan Kohanim she needed to make a change. Exhausted from working two jobs as a teacher and debate coach at Northview High School, most nights, Jordan would find herself crashing on the couch buzzing with stress. Mortified with how unhealthy she looked, Jordan turned to her father for advice.

    Jordan’s father told her about the fifteen-minute rule: “Go to the gym, and work...
  • City & Nonprofits Awarded AmeriCorps Grant (click to Read More)

    Governor Nathan Deal recently announced the award of a $74,146 AmeriCorps planning grant to the City of Roswell and nonprofit partners, the STAR House Foundation and the YMCA. The grant will support the organizations’ efforts to provide more than 500 children in eight Title-I Roswell schools with after-school programs that focus on academic success, physical fitness, and life-skill and character development.

    “This grant is really impactful because it’s opening up an enormous amount...
  • Sen. John Albers Presented Legislator of the Year Award by the Georgia Firefighters and Fire Chiefs Associations (click to Read More)

    Sen. John Albers recently received a Legislator of the Year Award from the Georgia State Firefighters Association and the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs for his work during the 2017 Legislative Session.

    “Georgia’s firefighters risk their lives daily to protect our citizens, their lives and property,” said Sen. Albers. “It is only fitting that we continue to advocate for their rights and access to quality benefits.”

    “As President of the Georgia Association of Fire...
  • Donna Lowry Joins Fulton County Schools as Communications Chief (click to Read More)

    Awarding-winning journalist Donna Lowry is joining the district as chief communications officer. Lowry worked as a reporter with WXIA-TV/11Alive for thirty years until her retirement last April. In that role, she was one of metro Atlanta’s most recognizable faces and voices with her popular “Class Act” and “Class Notes” education segments. As the kids and schools reporter, Lowry shined a spotlight on metro Atlanta schools and told the positive, personal stories that involve students and...
  • ‘Fashion Speaks on the Creek’ Featured Models with Special Needs (click to Read More)

    The 2nd Annual Fashion Speaks on the Creek special needs fashion show, presented by Jonny and Xena’s Spread the Words Foundation and the Johns Creek Civitan Club, was recently held at Johns Creek High School. Male and female models with special needs walked the runway with members of the Johns Creek Police Department. The event’s Star Wars theme, “The Force Awakens,” paired the exceptional with Johns Creek’s Finest and Star Wars heroes and villains.

    In addition to the fashion show,...
  • Milton/Alpharetta Family Win Awards at National Horse Show (click to Read More)

    The Arabian Horse Association’s 2017 Sport Horse National Arabian and Half Arabian Championship Horse Show was recently held in Raleigh, NC. Local horse farm owners and trainers, the Gilker family, owners of JAG Arabian Sport Horses, came home with four National Championship wins and fifteen National Top Ten wins with three horses: JAG Kalico Kid+/ (17-year-old half Arabian gelding), Conkar+/ (15-year-old Arabian gelding) and CBS Good to Go+ (16-year-old half Arabian gelding). The divisions...
  • SOARD Delivers Fun Play Therapy Room Makeovers to Summit Counseling Center (click to Read More)

    Sunshine on a Ranney Day (SOARD) recently unveiled its makeover projects for the Summit Counseling Center.

    “We love working with other organizations who focus on helping give hope and healing to children,” said Holly Ranney, executive director of SOARD. “This project will help the Summit expand their capacity to help children in our community to receive counseling services.”

    “This expansion project will give Summit the capacity to serve over 600 children in our community...
  • Welcome Dr. Depew! (click to Read More)

    Please join Plastic Surgery Center of the South in welcoming Dr. James Depew to its team of plastic surgeons.

    Dr. Depew is certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery. His training includes a wide range of cosmetic, traumatic, and cancer reconstruction surgery, and research in facial reanimation and surgical quality care improvements. Dr. Depew was inducted as a member of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for dedication and commitment to compassionate and humanistic...
  • Community Partner: Turning Point (click to Read More)

    Turning Point
    Breast Cancer Rehabilitation
    Car, Compassion, Clinical Excellence

    By Thomas Smith

    Care, compassion and clinical excellence are the hallmarks of TurningPoint, which is an amazing, 501c3 non-profit organization that helps women overcome side effects of breast cancer treatment and regain an active life.

    One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. That means most of us are touched by the

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  • Hait & Kuhn (click to Read More)

    North Metro Litigators

    Family Law, Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Divorce

    Leads the Pack in Legal Services

    If you ever wander the halls of the Fulton County Courthouse and hear the click-clack of six-inch heels, you are likely in the presence of the formidable Elizabeth “Lizz” Kuhn.

    Known for her love of fashionable shoes, fierce defense of clients and success rate in the courtroom, Kuhn is the type of attorney who is not afraid to go

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  • Fun, Fall Crafts Unsing Recycled Items from Around Your House (click to Read More)

    At Family Life Publications (FLP), 98% of each of our magazines is printed on non-toxic, sustainable, uncoated paper because we are very strong believers in doing what we can to protect our environment. This month, we decided to take this a step further by challenging ourselves to create a fun fall craft that utilized at least one major item that we could recycle/repurpose from our homes. Here is what we came up with:

    Illuminated Autumn Tree
    By...
  • That Sounds Horrific! (click to Read More)

    The Making of Horror Movie Sound Effects

    By Julie Senger

    *Disclaimer
    Proceed with caution. This feature may not be suitable for little eyes or the faint of heart.

    Have you ever stopped to think about how important music and sound effects are to a film? Even if you can hear actors speaking to one another, how might our reaction to a film be different without the underlying music soundtrack or the sounds of the movements and actions

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  • FEA Roswell Arts Festival (click to Read More)

    It’s Time for the 51st Annual Roswell Arts Festival

    By Julie Senger

    On September 16-17, north Fulton families will be gearing up to attend the Roswell Recreation Association’s annual Roswell Arts Festival! The festival features regional artists, local entertainment, children’s activities and several food trucks where you can purchase lunch or an early dinner.

    Beginning in 1966, the Roswell Recreation Association began the Arts Festival to promote the

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  • What Type of Artist Should I Be? (click to Read More)

    By Mary Akers

    How do you know what medium of art is right for you? This question is impossible to answer without trying different types of art mediums to discover where your talents lie. Here are some examples of how some artists, myself included, have discovered their preferred medium.

    Fred Ellis was a retired highway patrolman who was looking for something to do. His wife enrolled him in a pottery class thinking (hoping?) she might have to take the class in

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  • Community Partner: Roswell Arts Fund (click to Read More)

    Ignite, inspire, impact:

    the Roswell Arts Fund’s tagline aptly describes its mission and proven ability to execute on a vision quickly and successfully. The Roswell Arts Fund is a powerful voice and advocate for the arts and has strong collaborative relationships with the City of Roswell. An independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, the Fund was founded to strengthen the scope of public arts in the city and to champion the ability of the arts to excite the imagination,

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  • Book Review: Before We Were Yours (click to Read More)

    By Annell Gerson

    Fans of Orphan Train, Invention of Wings, One Thousand White Women, and other historical fiction novels that reveal little known events in the archives of American history, need look no further for their next MUST read. Lisa Wingate’s new novel, Before We Were Yours, is an unforgettable fictionalized story based on the true account of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society (TCHS) and Georgia Tann, a woman who, between 1920 and 1948, kidnapped and sold, under the

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  • Kathy Swahn of Drake House Wins 2017 Nonprofit Leader of the Year Award (click to Read More)

    The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC) recently honored the many great nonprofits that make north Fulton such a great place to work and live. GNFCC is proud to celebrate and support nonprofit leaders in the community for their dedication to the service and welfare of others. The Nonprofit Leader of the Year award was created to honor these individuals for their extraordinary contributions on behalf of their organizations. This year’s winner was Kathy Swahn, executive director of...