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  • The 53rd Annual Roswell Arts Festival (click to Read More)

    By Valerie Morelli

    The Roswell Arts Festival will be held the weekend of September 21-22 on the Roswell Town Square. In its 53rd year, the event raises funds to support the Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historical and Cultural Affairs Department special projects and programs. This year’s event will feature more than 70 artists as well as live music and demonstrations.

    Artists from throughout the Southeast participate in the festival. Visitors will find a variety of

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  • Improv (click to Read More)

    Things You Learn While Having Spontaneous Fun

    By Christopher Brazelton

    Improvisation, the theatrical form where dialogue and action are made up on the spot, is not-so-suddenly all the rage. It has been a hit for a while and is a very accessible form of live performance for its audience.

    Why improv? On the outside, audiences seem to be drawn to this form. But performing can be a very intimidating starting point to begin a life on the stage — no script,

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  • Easterseals North Georgia Children Services (click to Read More)

    Easterseals, a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is celebrating a massive milestone, as the national organization marks a century of impactful work helping youth with disabilities and special needs live, grow, and play in their communities. Since its founding in 1919, Easterseals has a long and storied history fueled by the success of its namesake Easter Seals postage stamp campaign, which prompted the expansion of services to Georgia and nationwide in the 1930s.

    Easterseals...
  • The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek (click to Read More)

    By Julie Padgett

    Yes, this is a book about a librarian from long ago. However, this is not your normal librarian, setting, or mere history lesson. Author Kim Michele Richardson pulls on the unique time period when Kentucky utilized pack-horse librarians to navigate the rough terrain, trails, and natural elements to deliver books to those living in desolate and hard-to-reach places. She highlights the intense poverty and hunger of the region, difficulties of funding for

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  • DeMercy Dental (click to Read More)

    Generations of Family Care

    By Marsha Cornelius

    There’s something reassuring about a traditional family-owned business rather than the corporate feel of a franchise chain.

    DeMercy Dental has been in business in Roswell for over 30 years. Established by Dr. Jeff DeMercy, who has treated multiple generations of patients, and his wife Tammy, who has served as office manager since their beginning on Grimes Bridge Road, this family practice has continued to

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  • Artist Profile: Chase King (click to Read More)

    By Atiya King

    When walking into Chase King’s art studio/workshop, visitors’ eyes zigzag everywhere, ping-ponging off the walls lined with fascinating works. Between the kaleidoscope of colors, the intoxicating scent of oil paints, and the mesmerizing artwork, viewers will have a hard time keeping their hands to themselves.

    Even though art appreciators may be tempted to pick up every picture, examine it, and find the meaning, etiquette suggests avoiding this

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  • Book Review: Fierce Kingdom (click to Read More)

    By Marcia Divack

    In Fierce Kingdom by author Gin Phillips, a routine mother-son trip to the local zoo turns into a terrifying struggle for survival. As Joan and her four-year-old son Lincoln play in their favorite part of the zoo, Joan begins to hear a sound she thinks might be gunshots, and to her horror, she quickly realizes that gunmen have invaded the zoo. She soon discovers that there is no way out, and that she and Lincoln need to find a place to hide. Joan is

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  • Computer Museum of America Grand Opening (click to Read More)

    The Computer Museum of America recently celebrated its grand opening on July 20, which coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

    Included with the ticket price, visitors can tour these special exhibits:

    A Tribute to Apollo 11 – Guests will see a replica of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module “Eagle” perched on a simulated lunar surface. The exhibit will capture the lunar landing experience and the advancement of space exploration and computer technology...
  • Roswell Gymnasts Awarded at 2019 Junior Olympic Nationals (click to Read More)

    After being awarded full athletic gymnastics scholarships earlier this year, Roswell gymnasts Caroline Williams and Lauren Rutherford now have additional accomplishments to celebrate along with their entire competitive team.

    Williams and Rutherford recently attended the 2019 Junior Olympic Nationals in Indianapolis, where they both placed second in the nation in floor exercise in each of their respective age groups. Additionally, both athletes contributed to the overall success of...
  • Roswell Economic Development and Tourism, Inc. Announces New Board Members (click to Read More)

    The City of Milton broke ground on its new Public Safety Complex on July 18. The Complex, located at 13690 Highway 9, will be home to the Milton Police Department, Milton Municipal Court, and Milton Fire-Rescue Department Station 44.

    Since incorporation in 2006, the City of Milton primarily utilized leased commercial space for City offices, with the exception of three current fire stations inherited from Fulton County. In 2016, the City opened its permanent City Hall in downtown...
  • Milton Development Update (click to Read More)

    The Crabapple Market Phase III by-right project is part of the Crabapple form-based code and involves three parcels and multiple building permits including a parking deck. Blue stars in the image indicate building permits issued. As you can see from the rendering, the parking deck is not visible, as it is housed on the interior of the development. These projects are part of the continued build-out of downtown Milton and companion developments to the current Crabapple Market. The parcels...
  • Johns Creek Breaks Ground on New Wall That Heals Installment (click to Read More)

    The recently retired Wall That Heals, a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, will have a new home with a permanent installation at Newtown Park in Johns Creek (3150 Old Alabama Road).

    Like the original memorial, the replica is erected in a chevron-shape and is constructed of powder-coated aluminum, supported by an aluminum frame, and is made up of 24 individual panels, each containing six columns of names.

    The recently retired Wall replica had been on the...
  • Roswell Youth Day Official T-Shirt Design Contest (click to Read More)

    The City of Roswell invites youth residents to help create a fun and unique official T-shirt design for the 69th Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Parade. This year’s parade theme is “Be someone’s hero.”

    To enter the contest, applicants must be 18 years of age or younger, a Roswell resident, and be able to create their own artwork (hand drawn or computer generated) without assistance.

    Artwork Requirements
    • No clip art; original artwork only (hand drawn or digitally...
  • Alpharetta American Legion Awards Scholarships (click to Read More)

    Alpharetta American Legion Post 201 has awarded college scholarships to five area high school graduates, including two from north Fulton.

    Continuing its decades-long tradition of presenting $1,000 checks to students for outstanding scholarship, extracurricular activities, and community service, the Post recognized Faith Wagner, a 2019 graduate of Milton High School, who will attend the University of Georgia, and Kathryn Leonard, a 2019 graduate of Blessed Trinity High School, who...
  • Apply for Roswell’s Next CERT Program (click to Read More)

    The City of Roswell’s 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.

    The CERT program educates participants about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster...
  • Updates on Milton’s Green Space Acquisitions (click to Read More)

    The city of Milton keeps getting greener! After Milton residents overwhelmingly (83%) voted to approve the $25 million Milton Greenspace Bond in 2016, the City has worked with the citizen-led Milton Greenspace Advisory Committee (MGAC) to evaluate and prioritize possible green space opportunities. Currently, $15.3 million has been spent on just over 345 acres, with another $2.65 million and 33 acres in due diligence.

    Milton Greenspace Bond funds are to be used to acquire land for...
  • Community Partner: Matiak Foundation (click to Read More)

    Serve to empower

    The Matiak Foundation was formed out of a desire to serve the community in a greater way than what could be done through the Matiak’s family-owned business, R & D Mechanical. The Matiak Foundation is a servant leader in the Cherokee County community, providing resources, education, and opportunities for success.

    One of the desires of Matiak Foundation is to establish a skilled trades training center and apprenticeship program for Cherokee County.

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  • Code V Performance: Performing at a Higher Level (click to Read More)

    The Road To Playing D1 Sports

    By Marsha Cornelius

    We all want to help our children achieve their dreams. So, when our child’s dream is to play sports at a D1 (Division 1) university, it is important for him/her to outperform the competition to catch the attention of university recruiters.

    Competitive athletes follow rigorous training programs that make them run faster, jump higher, and make their bodies stronger. Every elite athlete knows, however,

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  • 2019 North Fulton High School Football Schedules (click to Read More)

    Private Schools

    Blessed Trinity
    8/23 St. Pius X
    8/30 @ South Forsyth
    9/6 Woodward Academy
    9/13 @ Benedictine
    9/27 @ West Hall
    10/11 Denmark
    10/18 Flowery Branch
    10/25 Chestatee
    11/1 @ Marist
    11/8 @ White County

    Fellowship Christian
    8/23 North Springs
    9/6 Pinecrest Academy
    9/13 @ Walker
    9/20 @ Stratford Academy
    9/27 Mt. Paran Christian
    10/11 @ St. Francis...

  • Stem Learning Opportunities in North Fulton Schools (click to Read More)

    By Doannie Tran, Ed.L.D.

    Fulton County is committed to supporting students with mastering knowledge and skills required for college, career, and life readiness. Preparing students with knowledge and skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is a critical part of being ready for the workforce of tomorrow.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics determined that employment in STEM fields is growing at nearly twice the rate of non-STEM fields, and that

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