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  • Thriller, Filler, Spiller (click to Read More)

    How to Design and Grow Dramatically Beautiful Container Plants

    By Joshua Fuder

    Container gardening can serve as a terrific first step into gardening for the novice; it’s also ideal if you’re limited on time or space. Additionally, it’s excellent for aging gardeners or anyone with limited mobility because it puts the soil at a height that is more easily accessible.

    Success Starts with the Soil
    The biggest difference in container

  • Northside Heart (click to Read More)

    Bringing Quality Cardiology Care Close to Home

    By Cyndi Braun

    Northside Heart’s Cumming office provides convenience and quality care to residents of North Fulton and Forsyth County. The practice is conveniently located on the Northside Hospital Forsyth campus.

    Northside Heart is one of the largest cardiology practices in the north Atlanta area, with locations in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Canton, Cumming, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Suwanee/Johns Creek and

  • Book Reviews: One Good Thing & The Night the Lights Went Out (click to Read More)

    By Annell Gerson


    Two of Atlanta’s favorite women’s fiction authors both have new novels out this month!

    Wendy Wax’s 10 Beach Road series continues with the sixth installment in the lives of Maddie, Avery, Nikki, Kyra and newest member of the sisterhood, Bitsy. One Good Thing reminds us that despite the heartache of wayward teens, uncertainties of second chances at love, the hormonal rollercoaster of pregnancy, realities of life with the rich and

  • Artist Profile: Kenette Bethel (click to Read More)

    Consumed by Costumes

    By Tina Morris

    Kenette Bethel enjoyed attending plays at Elm Street Playhouse long before she became a costume designer for them. Some may call it chance; some may call it fate, but whichever it was, it was a perfect match. While attending a play at the Elm Street Playhouse, Kenette discovered a flyer in the program that said, “looking for visionary support.” She took a chance and emailed the playhouse. Soon, she began working in the costume design

  • To Protect and Serve: Dogs That Take a Bite Out of Crime (click to Read More)

    By Julie Senger

    Many of us look forward to having our beloved family dog excitedly greet us at the door at the end of our day, tail wagging, jumping up and down as they look out the window to see us pull in the driveway and emerge from our vehicle. No matter what kind of day we’ve had, we can always count on our dog to be happy to see us, even if it’s just because they need a potty break. There’s a certain level of comfort in that.

    We rely on our dogs for many

  • Buying a House (click to Read More)

    Here are Some Things to Know...

    By Ashley Donnelly

    Buying your first home is an exciting milestone and a great investment! However, it can also be intimidating and stressful trying to make sure you’re buying a quality home. Having a realtor’s experience and guidance can help greatly with this. They will guide you through the process, make sure you’re protected and ensure you have enough due-diligence days to get a thorough inspection. An experienced realtor has

  • River Eves ES Welcomes Former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young (click to Read More)

    Former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young recently made a stop at River Eves Elementary School to see the school’s new aquaponics lab. The hydroponic-aquaculture system uses fish waste to supply nutrients to plants grown hydroponically, which, in turn, purifies the water for the fish.

    Funded by its Foundation, the school recently opened the lab as part of its STEM-certified program to teach students practical applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in their...
  • Amana Academy 3rd Graders Collaborate with Atlanta Audubon Society (click to Read More)

    Third-graders at Amana Academy, a Fulton County Schools charter school, recently put their classroom work to the test by collaborating with the Atlanta Audubon Society. They worked together to learn about declining populations of the brown-headed nuthatch, a species of bird found almost exclusively in the southeastern United States.

    Students researched the nuthatch in technology classes, learned about environmental factors affecting the birds’ natural habitat in science, and using...
  • 20 Fulton Schools Receive 5-Star Rating (click to Read More)

    The Georgia Department of Education (GDOE) recently released its annual School Climate Star and Financial Efficiency Star ratings for all school systems in Georgia.

    School climate refers to the quality and character of school life — the “culture” of a school. A sustainable, positive school climate fosters youth development and student learning, which are essential elements for academic success, career-skill improvement and overall quality of life. The School Climate Star Rating...
  • Jackson Healthcare (click to Read More)

    Jackson Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest healthcare staffing firms, recently announced a 306,000-square-foot expansion project of its corporate headquarters in Alpharetta that will bring 1,400 new jobs to the area.

    The company will break ground on the $100-million project, a corporate campus reminiscent of the Italian Renaissance, this winter. The Jackson Healthcare development is the largest corporate headquarters expansion that is forthcoming for North Fulton. When...
  • Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are currently available for 2017’s Alive in Roswell series. (click to Read More)

    Every year, thousands of people flock to downtown Roswell to experience what’s become one of the city’s premier events, Alive in Roswell. Hosted by Atlanta Plays It Forward, in conjunction with the City of Roswell, this energizing street festival offers unique opportunities for sponsors and vendors to showcase their businesses and services as well as their commitment to the community.

    Alive in Roswell is held concurrently on Historic Canton Street and at Historic Roswell Square...
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes (click to Read More)

    Nothing Bundt Delicious

    By Rajayne Cordery

    “Cake changes everything.” Every day is a celebration! Nothing Bundt Cakes shop in Milton/Alpharetta promises to commemorate just that. A surprise for a special friend? A glorious gift for a devoted teacher or business colleague? Making a birthday, anniversary or holiday a little more wonderful? Maybe just a treat for yourself? These cakes are amazing, an occasion in themselves!

    Nothing Bundt Cakes owner Gloria

  • Little Helpers Spread Love to the Elderly (click to Read More)

    Little Helpers of Atlanta volunteers from Roswell and John’s Creek spent an afternoon at Benton House of Douglasville assisted living facility. They played Bingo with the residents and passed out treats. It was a heartwarming visit for the seniors and the little volunteers.

    Little Helpers helps children help others. The family volunteer group holds monthly service projects for children of all ages. The ultimate goal of the program is to raise confident children who see giving back...
  • Give the Gift of Community (click to Read More)

    By purchasing tickets to the Children’s Charities Designing for a Difference Clarity Showcase Home and Tour event on April 20-23, you’ll help the future of Milton. The show home is raising much needed funds to build an all-inclusive play park project in Milton. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. These tickets can be purchased online at

    Kicking off the Showcase Home and Tour is the Children’s Charities Southern Soiree, which is a first-look...
  • Sen. Albers Commends Director Gary George (click to Read More)

    Sen. John Albers (R – Roswell) recognized Gary D. George, Director of the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety, for his fifty years of service and leadership with a presentation of Senate Resolution 44 in the Senate recently.

    Albers stated:

    It was my privilege to recognize Gary D. George, the director of the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety, for his fifty years of leadership. Director George has served in his position since July 1, 2006 and is a graduate from the...
  • Roswell Begins Next Phase of Sun Valley Drive Extension (click to Read More)

    The project will extend the existing road from Alpharetta Highway (SR 9) east to Warsaw Road. This phase includes construction of the actual road extension and intersection improvements as well as the creation of a roundabout at Warsaw Road.

    Once complete, the Sun Valley Road Extension will establish a new route for those traveling from Mansell Road to Alpharetta Highway (SR 9). This will help to alleviate traffic at this intersection.

    The new road extension will be a...
  • Artist Profile: Brackin (click to Read More)

    By Brandi Price

    Upon entering Ed B’s Studio 54, you’re immediately intrigued by this non-traditional art gallery. As you look around, you’ll get a sense of the owner’s talent and creativity. At a young age, Ed Brackin left Charleston, SC to explore the country. Eventually, he settled in Georgia and opened his thriving art studio, Studio 54. For thirty years, Ed has worked for a fire protection company and has always loved creating, but he became intentionally artistic three years

  • Book Review: Jimmy Carter, Elected President with Pocket Change and Peanuts (click to Read More)

    By Annell Gerson

    “I can only say with a degree of confidence that what won the election for Jimmy Carter were the more than 600,000 hands he and Rosalyn shook.” So says Dorothy “Dot” Padgett, author of her new history/memoir, Jimmy Carter: Elected President with Pocket Change and Peanuts.

    Dot was an integral member of the Carter inner circle, heading up the Peanut Brigade, an army of loyal supporters. In his introduction to the book, Jimmy Carter writes, “When I ran for

  • Taste of Life: Blueberry Cobbler (click to Read More)

    by Chef Paul Bodrigi

    Serves 4

    Cobbler Topping Ingredients:

    -3.5 ounces all-purpose flour
    -1 ounce granulated sugarteaspoon baking powder
    -teaspoon baking soda
    -Pinch of salt
    -3 ounces cold, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
    -2 ounces buttermilk

    Cobbler Topping Procedure:

    Combine and sift all the dry ingredients.
    Cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the...
  • Ark on Lake Lanier (click to Read More)

    A Calling, a Vision, a Place of Peace

    By Kathleen Boehmig

    The Ark is a lovely, fourteen-bedroom, twelve-bath, five-acre estate on the shores of Lake Lanier; the result of the vision of Jeff and Alycea Hylton. The largest rental property on the lake, it can accommodate up to forty-five guests in the main house and its three cabins. It includes luxury features like a beautiful pool, hot tub, dock, volleyball court, theater, huge fire pit and gourmet kitchen, and