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  • Book Review: Because of an Acorn (click to Read More)

    By Annell Gerson

    One need only think of Good Night Moon or The Very Hungry Caterpillar to be reminded that books need neither excessive words nor pages to be powerful, timeless and beloved. But such brevity does not make writing children’s books easier than writing for adults. In fact, the challenge of writing a meaningful message with so few words and merging those words with just the right illustrations in a way, that appeals to both the adult reader and child

  • Artist Profile: Hans Meier (click to Read More)

    From dogs to cats, from horses to creatures of the wild, Hans Meier can make puzzles in the shape of most animals. But these puzzles don’t just resemble the animals. “[If] it’s a badger, it’ll be in the shape of a badger, but it’ll also spell ‘badger’ in the puzzle,” Meier said. “If it’s a racoon, it’ll spell racoon.”

    Meier makes tab-type puzzles, where the pieces spell out the shape of the puzzle. Because most of what Meier makes

  • Behind the Curtain (click to Read More)

    By Julie Senger

    As you and your fellow audience members come into the theatre, take your seats and quietly converse amongst yourselves while awaiting the heavy curtain to be drawn open, bringing you into another world for an hour or two, there is much that has gone on behind that temporary barrier that keeps what lies behind it a mystery until show time. Months of preparation and hard work have gone into the experience of which you’re about to become a part. Part of what

  • SuperSlow Zone (click to Read More)

    Fit for Life

    For many busy adults, health and fitness can become an afterthought as they juggle the many demands of work and home. Busy schedules make it difficult to squeeze in even an hour-long workout routine several times a week. SuperSlow Zone Milton is changing how adults work out. In only 20 minutes of personal strength training, once or twice a week, the SuperSlow Zone workout can help adults get fit — for life!

    Owners Luis and Rachel Quiles, who live in

  • Artist Profile: Jody Hughes of the Jody Hughes Trio (click to Read More)

    From Metallica to Merlefest

    By Rachel Sprouse

    Balancing performing with a teaching load of 30 students a week, Jody Hughes of the Jody Hughes Trio is a full-time musician and music instructor. Originally a chemist with a degree from Kennesaw State University, Hughes has had a passion for music since the age of 13. “It was just something I’ve always been drawn to, the creativity side of it,” Hughes said.

    Despite only being a full-time musician for the last

  • Book Review: Sunshine Beach (click to Read More)

    By Annell Gerson

    In USA Today bestselling author and long-time Marietta resident Wendy Wax’s newest summer read, Sunshine Beach, Maddie, Avery and Nikki become friends out of necessity, as each has lost everything in a Ponzi scheme masterminded by none other than Nikki’s own brother. Prior to this economic hurricane, Maddie was a happy, suburban, stay-at-home mom. Avery, worked with her husband on a home improvement TV show, and Nikki was a jet-setting, upscale matchmaker.

  • Sportsmanship (click to Read More)

    Winning More than the Game

    By Brent Pickens

    Sportsmanship is demonstrated through polite and fair behavior while participating in a game or an athletic event. It’s doing your best, no matter the outcome. In any form of competition, everyone desires to win, but when someone practices good sportsmanship, they’re always a winner. Sportsmanship is defined by many different words, but three of the most important are leadership, humility and

  • St. George Village (click to Read More)

    Living Well in Retirement — It’s Your Choice

    Planning for retirement can be an exciting time. You want to live well and enjoy those “golden years.” And that requires a wise choice, one that takes into consideration your current interests and needs as well as what the future may hold.

    Located on twenty, beautifully landscaped acres close to Roswell’s historic district, St. George Village is situated on a campus that includes St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church along with Queen

  • Don’t Cover Those Windows! (click to Read More)

    All Pro Window Tinting Offers a Solution for Your Tinting Needs

    By Cyndi Braun

    Imagine a house with beautiful windows that stretch to a cathedral ceiling illuminating the entryway. Beyond the window is a spectacular view.

    Sounds perfect, until you realize that view comes with a price. Radiating through the windows, the Atlanta sun directs dangerous ultraviolet rays into your home, fading your furniture,

  • Artist Profile: Sandra Milton (click to Read More)

    Painting and Sculpting the Nature of Humanity

    By Natalie del Valle

    “Never stop growing as an artist;” that is the motto that serves as inspiration for Georgia painter and sculptor, Sandra Milton. “My goal is to be able to create the best work and continue to learn and grow as an artist. There is so much to see; I could never accept complacency,” she says.

    Born into a military family, Sandra grew up in Germany, Korea and various military bases across the country

  • Book Review: American Warlords (click to Read More)

    By Jim Gerson

    Great historical narrative is when you know how the story ends, but you’re still totally invested and want to continue reading. Such is American Warlords, by Marietta’s own Jonathan Jordan. This is a logical sequel to Jordan’s successful Brothers, Rivals, Victors, in which he introduces the reader to the military leadership in the European theatre of World War II. In American Warlords, Jordan focuses on FDR’s high-command, inner circle and

  • Freshman Formula (click to Read More)

    Six Tips for College Students

    By Rachel Sprouse

    As a new college student, moving away from home and/or learning to navigate college life can be very exciting. However, it can also be a bit overwhelming. It gets easier with time, but for students about to start their first semester, the anxiety of packing and adjusting to a new school and environment can be a bit much. So for incoming freshmen, here are some tips to make the adjustment easier.

    1. Do

  • Fashion Formula (click to Read More)

    Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Back-to-School Clothes

    By Rachel Sprouse

    Back-to-school seems to be a season in itself, where parents and children spend weeks preparing for the upcoming school year. It means attending open houses, purchasing school supplies, preparing for classes and yes, buying clothes for back-to-school. It may seem like a hassle, bringing the kids from store to store, trying to plan shopping trips during the back-to-school sales, but it does not

  • Artist Profile: Jeff Kerns (click to Read More)

    Picture Perfect Portraits

    Beautiful images can be captured by camera, but Jeff Kerns, a local Georgian artist, doesn’t just capture images with the push of a button. Rather, with the skillful strokes of his paintbrush, Jeff turns any snapshot into a beautiful work of art.

    Jeff’s father taught him how to draw and paint. “I started painting in the first grade. My dad taught me what he learned from his art major, and I loved it,”

  • The Weekenders (click to Read More)


    By Annell Gerson

    The “summer beach read season” officially began with the May 17th release of The Weekenders, the 24th novel penned by Atlanta’s own Mary Kay Andrews.

    Equal parts mystery, southern family drama and romance, flavored with friendships, teenagers, deception and so many broken promises, Mary Kay Andrews’ newest novel serves up a delicious cocktail of summer must-read fiction. It seems as though everyone on Belle Isle is hoodwinked by the likes of

  • Peach to the Beach (click to Read More)

    Georgia's Undisturbed Beaches

    By Julie Senger

    Many of us are familiar with Georgia’s Tybee, St. Simons and Cumberland Islands. However, Georgia’s other, less publicized beaches also have a story to tell, a story that’s undisturbed by chain hotels, restaurants and shopping establishments. Sapelo, Ossabaw and Wassaw are barrier islands off the coast of Georgia that are exclusive, exquisite and have much to offer in the way of breathtaking scenery, wildlife, nature

  • First Baptist Roswell (click to Read More)

    Warm, Welcoming, Well-Estabished

    Your Choice for Children, from Infants Through Pre-First


    The preschool has programs beginning as young as 3 months. These include:


    Mom’s Morning Out (classes for babies and toddlers)
    Preschool (classes for ages 2 and 3)


    Young children thrive in warm, nurturing

  • Book Review: Raymie Nightingale (click to Read More)

    By Annell Gerson

    Kate DiCamillo won the hearts of readers in her iconic debut novel, Because of Winn Dixie. She went on to write The Tiger Rising, The Tale of Despereaux, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, The Magician’s Elephant, and Flora & Ulysses. Now a two-time Newbery Medalist, DiCamillo once again writes a big-hearted story of friendship, hope, loss, giving back and great courage.

    Her newest book, Raymie Nightingale,

  • Artist Profile: Nate Penick (click to Read More)

    A Window on the World of Nate Penick and the Art of Glass Blowing

    By Natalie Del Valle

    It can be hard to imagine that a smooth, round marble, that is cool to the touch now, was once a lump of molten glass. However, to Georgia’s Nate Penick, 19, this little fact would begin his interest in glass blowing and eventually lead him to discover his passion as a glass smith.

    Nate’s fascination for glass blowing started in the early years of high school, although that

  • Morrow Family Medicine (click to Read More)

    Bringing care back to healthcare in Cumming & Milton

    By Kathleen Boehmig

    Dr. James Morrow has built a sterling reputation in family medicine over the last thirty years, and he’s now opening a second location in Milton. “We treat people like family,” Dr. Morrow says with a smile. “We are a technologically advanced ‘old-fashioned’ family practice. That’s what sets us apart.”

    Dr. Morrow graduated