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  • Artist Profile: Brian Gamel (click to Read More)

    Lights, Sound, and Action

    by Cassie Langford

    Believing lighting and sound should enhance what is happening on stage, not distract from it, Brian Gamel hopes that what he does as a light and sound designer is for the sake of creating an immersive experience for the audience, not for the sake of highlighting his skills.

    Sometimes, his style is simple. For a recent production of Puffs at Elm Street Arts Theatre, he mocked the floating candlesticks that light the

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  • Book Review: Daisy Jones & The Six - NF (click to Read More)

    By Gabriel Morley

    Right on the heels of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock comes a rock and roll novel that supercharges the life-altering music of the 70s.

    Author Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Daisy Jones and The Six tells the story of the burgeoning rock scene in Los Angeles in the 1970s through the eyes of Daisy Jones, a young woman infatuated with singing and living the rock and roll lifestyle. When Jones gets mixed up with The Six, one of the hottest bands of the time, the

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  • Volunteer Family: The Bakers (click to Read More)

    Each year, Family Life magazines is honored to spotlight a local family who goes above and beyond when it comes to helping their community through volunteer work. Collectively, James (Jim), Clementine (Clem), and Carolyn Baker have been valuable volunteers at MUST Ministries for over 35 years. MUST Ministries is a nonprofit organization that provides help to those in need by offering a range of services including emergency shelter, transitional housing, meals, groceries, clothing, job...
  • Fifty States, Fifty Marathons (click to Read More)

    By Ellen Samsell Salas

    “It was an adventure. I can’t believe we did this,” says Canton native Ken Locke, who with his wife Amanda has accomplished a mighty feat.

    Fifty states. Fifty marathons. Together. In only eight years.

    Amanda downplays their feat saying, “It wasn’t pretty. We didn’t train. We didn’t eat right. We are not fast. We just went out there and did it.” Our attitude was, “let’s enjoy it,” says Ken. With times from four to eight hours,

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  • Holiday Gift Guide 2019 North Fulton (click to Read More)

    Nothing Bundt Cakes

    Celebrate and appreciate your friends and clients this holiday season with simply the best cake you will ever taste. Nothing Bundt Cakes make an exquisite presentation as corporate gifts and are the talk of all the holiday parties. Bring the joy with Nothing Bundt Cakes!
    5230 Windward Parkway, Suite 102 — Milton
    678-366-1445 | NothingBundtCakes.com

    La Vida Massage

    Best. Gift. Ever! “Best of Life” award winner LaVida...
  • Opening Doors and Broadening Horizons at Elevation Autism & Learning Center (click to Read More)

    By Gregory Flail

    Earlier this year, Elevation Autism and Learning Center opened its doors to meet the growing need for high-quality, family-focused services for children with autism. The learning center is a carefully designed environment located in one of downtown Alpharetta’s many historic homes. The warm, welcoming interior at Elevation feels like anything but a doctor’s office. Large windows shed natural light in classrooms and on spacious group play areas where

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  • Community Partner: Turning Point Breast Cancer Rehavilitation (click to Read More)

    Only one metro Atlanta organization focuses exclusively on breast cancer survivorship. TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation is a game changer for female and male breast cancer patients on a shared, common journey to feel better faster, return to activities enjoyed before a breast cancer diagnosis, and ultimately, become cancer free. This nonprofit organization provides myriad critical services under one roof, including physical therapy, massage therapy, counseling, exercise classes, and...
  • FKA USA (click to Read More)

    By Ryland Johnson

    We live in foreboding times. There’s real danger threatening the human race: climate change, nuclear proliferation, war, guns, consumerism, corporations, pollution, zealotry, and madness. Since art often mirrors life, there’s no shortage of current books imagining the awful end of it all. This is why author Reed King’s FKA USA was so much fun — it imagines a future where every possible apocalypse happens all at once.

    In FKA USA’s irradiated 2085,

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  • Soup's On (click to Read More)

    It’s that time of year when temperatures start to drop, and families crave something warm and hearty for lunch or dinner. Check out the following yummy recipes from the Family Life Publications staff. Pair them with a salad, your favorite sandwich, or a generous piece of crusty sourdough or French bread, and you will have a delicious meal for all to enjoy.

     

    Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

    Laurie Litke, Graphic

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  • No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating (click to Read More)

    By Julie Senger

    While you may love to carve pumpkins to decorate your home during the month of October, chances are you don’t enjoy the messy clean up. And unless you wait until a few days before Halloween, your jack-o’-lantern is likely to transform into a moldy holiday nightmare long before trick-or-treaters come knocking.

    If you want your star decoration to last until it’s time to hand out candy to all the little pirates, princesses, superheroes, ghosts, and

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  • LGE Community Credit Union (click to Read More)

    A Smarter Way to Bank

    Now Serving Members in Alpharetta

    New Alpharetta Branch Brings Smart Banking Even Closer to Home
    Continuing to grow the tradition begun in 1951, LGE Community Credit Union’s new Alpharetta branch — the 13th full-service branch in the metro Atlanta area — adds local convenience to LGE’s well-known money saving services and personal touch.

    Five personal financial advisors support Branch Manager Tim Henderson in

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  • Arbor Terrace at Crabapple (click to Read More)

    Arbor Terrace at Crabapple Celebrates Ten Years of Serving Seniors

    When Arbor Terrace at Crabapple marks its 10th anniversary on October 24, staff members will celebrate a decade of providing excellent assisted living and memory care to seniors in the Milton, Alpharetta, and Roswell communities. Eleven staff members will also celebrate their 10th anniversary, as they’ve been with the community since it opened in 2009.

    “We like to say that experience counts at Arbor

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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...