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  • Book Review: Meddling Kids (click to Read More)

    By Ryland Johnson

    As a child, you probably read a story about kids solving crimes (Nancy Drew, Encyclopedia Brown, the Boxcar Children, the Hardy Boys, etc.). Children’s mystery has been a foundational genre of youth literature for more than a hundred years, informing our pop-cultural sensibilities from Harry Potter to Scooby-Doo. A bunch of curious kids work together (perhaps alongside a lovable dog) to unmask the villain. It’s a story we’ve enjoyed since Oliver

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  • Cybersafety (click to Read More)

    What Parents Need To Know

    By Sean Thompson

    Parents are hardwired to protect their children from the dangers of the world. If your child wants to go to a friend’s house, it is natural for you to ask questions to determine if it is a safe environment, but are you also questioning his/her internet or cell phone habits? If not, now is the time to start, so your son or daughter doesn’t fall prey to a child predator.

    Members of the Roswell Police Department

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  • Will You...? (click to Read More)

    Things To Consider When Planning a Marriage Proposal or Promposal

    By Julie Senger

    Love and romance are in the air! With Valentine’s Day coming up this month and prom season right around the corner, many are trying to come up with a unique way to ask someone they care about a very exciting question: “Will you marry me?” or “Will you go to prom with me?” While the answer to the second question is not a lifelong commitment like the response to the first question,

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  • Community Partner: Vision Warriors (click to Read More)

    In the U.S., you are more likely to die by an overdose or alcohol-related death than by a car crash or gun violence, and despite all efforts to prevent addiction, 23.5 million Americans need treatment for illicit drug or alcohol abuse. How does one help millions of people recover from their addiction and return to their families and communities rather than adding to this pervasive crisis that now grips every level of society?

    There is hope. Following treatment, the chances for

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  • Athletic Republic of Roswell (click to Read More)

    Making Athletes — at All Ages and Levels — Better Athletes

    By Ellen Samsell Salas

    “It’s a culture of helping people,” said Aldo Romano, managing director of Roswell’s new Athletic Republic (AR) sports performance center. “We offer a better way to train and a better way to help every one of our clients to be a better athlete. It doesn’t really matter where you’re coming from — we’ll get you there.”

    This commitment means that AR trains athletes as young as

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  • Artist Profile: Amanda Roark (click to Read More)

    Sharing Songs of Positivity

    By Ellen Samsell Salas

    At only 22, singer-songwriter Amanda Roark is slowly but steadily making her dreams come true.

    “I work very hard,” she said. “But I know if I keep doing that, I’ll get to where I need to be.”

    Roark also knows she wouldn’t be happy if she wasn’t writing music and performing.

    “It’s my entire being. When you’re not doing what you love, it takes a part of you away,” said Roark.

    Inspired by

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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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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:

    “The

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  • 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

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  • 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,

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  • 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

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  • 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)

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