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  • Community Partner: Mary Hall Freedom House (click to Read More)

    hope - love - miracles

    Women come to Mary Hall Freedom House (MHFH) from all walks of life, often at their lowest point, in search of change. What they find at MHFH is love, hope, acceptance, and a vision for a restored future. The transformations that take place in the lives of these women are so dramatic and profound, it’s often deemed a miracle.

    Founded in 1996 by Lucy Hall, MHFH serves women and women with children who suffer from the generational cycles of

  • All Pro Window Tinting (click to Read More)

    Summer Is Here – Is Your House Prepared?

    By Cyndi Braun

    In case you haven’t noticed, we’re deep into another hot summer in metro Atlanta. The flowers are blooming; lawnmowers are roaring; and a powerful glare is shining through your windows.

    It’s a great time to have window tints installed in your home, business, or automobile.

    Founded in 2007, All Pro Window Tinting has been Atlanta’s number one window tinting company for ten of the past

  • Artist Profile: Andrew Berardi (click to Read More)

    Actor and Director

    By John Midkiff

    Growing up in New York City, Andrew Berardi was always fascinated with museums. He loved to explore the collections and dreamed of one day going to work in one. When Andrew was eleven, his father, an airport customs official, accepted a new position at an airport in Georgia. Through high school, Andrew enjoyed school but was never interested in theatre. However, he did maintain his love for museums and the art and collections showcased

  • Academic Concerns? Social Challenges? (click to Read More)

    Here's How Parents Can Help their Child

    By Donna Anello

    The new school year begins next month. Class schedules, first tests, and projects are on the horizon; new friendships will be forged; separation anxiety tears will be a hurdle for some; and long carpool lines will mean leaving the house earlier to ensure you make it to work on time.

    Many will make a smooth transition from the carefree days of summer. Many children and families will transition from

  • Book Review: Three Great Beach Reads! (click to Read More)

    By Annell Gerson

    Best Beach Ever
    Wendy Wax

    Dreams of Falling
    Karen White

    High Tide Club
    Mary Kay Andrews

    Check out these Atlanta authors’ fresh crop of hot summer titles no beach bag should be without:

    The High Tide Club is Mary Kay Andrews at her best. A bit of romance, an eccentric 99-nine-year-old heiress who owns a private island, shady real-estate

  • Continual Focus on Security Keeps Students Safe in School (click to Read More)

    By Susan Hale

    Recent tragedies such as those in Parkland, FL and Santa Fe, TX have Fulton County parents understandably concerned about school safety. With the new academic year drawing near, now is the time to become familiar with the security measures that already keep children safe in school, plus learn about new initiatives coming this fall.

    Experts agree that effective emergency management and crisis response training are critical elements in school safety.

  • Hands-Free Georgia Act (click to Read More)

    By Jim Cheatham

    As of July 1, the Hands-Free Georgia Act is now in effect.
    Also known as House Bill 673, Governor Nathan Deal signed the Bill into law back in May, adding Georgia to the list of states banning the use of handheld cell phones and other devices while driving.

    The law takes the current statute prohibiting texting and driving even further and prohibits even having your phone in your hand.

    There are some exceptions, and the most

  • Johnston Elementary School Named to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s 2017 list of America’s Healthiest Schools (click to Read More)

    The school won a Bronze Award from the national organization for making changes that promote healthier eating and physical activity for students and staff. Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program is an evidence-based, national initiative to create healthier school environments where children can thrive.

    Schools are recognized for such efforts as serving healthier meals and snacks, getting students moving more, offering high-quality physical and health education and...
  • Artist Profile: Sue Shefts (click to Read More)

    Designing Wearable Works of Art

    By Tina Morris

    As children, we all have a passion for something, but it isn’t often that our childhood interests become our adulthood careers. For Sue Shefts, that is exactly what happened.

    Sue Shefts grew up on Long Island, and was raised by parents who nurtured her creativity. Her mother took her to the ballet and encouraged art, culture, and an appreciation of high quality design. Her father was an artist who, along

  • Book Review: Inheriting Edith (click to Read More)

    By Annell Gerson

    Zoe Fishman’s fourth novel, Inheriting Edith, is a poignant reminder of the power of memories that bring us joy, hope, and laughter as well as memories that lurk in the shadows of our minds.

    Maggie Sheets is a thirty-something, college-educated, single mom who is struggling to support her two-year-old daughter, Lucy. When she learns she can make more money cleaning the homes of wealthy New York clients, she jumps at the chance and leaves her desk

  • Summer Safety (click to Read More)

    By Jim Cheatham

    Summer seems to be as much of an attitude as it is an actual time frame. June marks the official start of summer, and many of you were in full swing before this month arrived. Summer allows for an increase in outdoor activities. This increase brings an increase in outdoor-activity-related injuries.

    The sun and heat can be a health concern for those who are not prepared. Using sunscreen, staying hydrated, and limiting your exposure are all things

  • Community Partner: PD Gladiators Fights Back Against Parkinson's Disease (click to Read More)

    Although the everyday idea of those afflicted with Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of stiffness, shuffling movements, and violent tremors, that image is being changed through the efforts of PD Gladiators, a local advocacy group helping people with Parkinson's (PWP) pursue a healthier life through vigorous exercise. It doesn't matter how old the person is or when they were diagnosed the PD, clinical evidence shows that a program including activities such as boxing, dancing or yoga can slow...
  • The Journey of a Lifetime (click to Read More)

    By Hillary Groover

    Growing up in the northern part of Cherokee County, I was fortunate to always be a short car ride away from the North Georgia Mountains. Every fall, my Pop and I would take a long scenic drive through Blairsville to see the leaves change and visit a few of our favorite spots. One place we always stopped was Mountain Crossing, a small outfitter next to Blood Mountain. On a clear day, you can see the city of Atlanta from a wide stone porch right next to the

  • For the Ultimate Patient Experience, Kincaid Orthodontics Joins Smile Doctors Braces (click to Read More)

    By Cyndi Braun

    If it’s time for your child to get braces, chances are a friend, family member, or dentist has already mentioned the name, “Dr. Jeff Kincaid.” With offices in Roswell and Woodstock, Dr. Kincaid has long been known for his expertise and family friendly approach.

    “I’m a country boy at heart. I’m not very sophisticated, and I don’t wear a tie,” said Dr. Kincaid, laughing. “I want patients to come in and feel like they’re part of the family. We’re

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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