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  • Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (click to Read More)

    For decades, the Greater North Fulton community has come together with a common goal of quality of life with globally competitive education choices and support for business and job creation. To continue to promote growth and avoid stagnation, the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s (GNFCC) Talent Coalition is a cross-discipline initiative bringing together education and business to develop workforce strategies that fill the largest skills gaps in the region.

    The Talent...
  • Johns Creek City Hall, Police and Fire Departments to Receive New Home (click to Read More)

    The Johns Creek City Council, by a 7-0 vote, authorized the mayor to execute a purchase and sale agreement for the acquisition of an existing office building in Technology Park, to consolidate City Hall functions with the headquarters for public safety personnel as well as the City’s Municipal Court.

    Consolidating City departments into one location will improve efficiency in communications, management and overall operations. With the purchase of an existing office building, the City...
  • Roswell Celebrates Opening Phase 4 of River Boardwalk (click to Read More)

    Phase 4 of the City’s Riverwalk is a multi-purpose greenway that parallels the Chattahoochee River. The Riverwalk project began in 2000 when the residents of Roswell approved a bond referendum that included funding for the City to construct a seven-mile greenway along the Chattahoochee River that would incorporate parks, trails and other recreational and educational facilities. Since that time, the City has completed the first three phases of the Riverwalk project, which included a Riverwalk...
  • Artist Profile: Lorra Kurtz (click to Read More)

    Mixed-Media Artist: The Whole Ball of Wax

    By Brandi Price
    Lorra Kurtz was originally planted in Texas, but lucky for us, she’s bloomed in Georgia. After a career in business, Lorra transitioned into the artistic world by interior design. At ADAC, a design center, Lorra channeled her creativity into high-end furniture showrooms.

    After having twin sons, Lorra plunged deeper into art out of necessity. She made handmade cards and scrapbooked, but she found...
  • Book Review: Talking As Fast As I Can (click to Read More)

    By Jessica Asbell

    It’s likely that you know Lauren Graham from her role in Gilmore Girls or Parenthood. Her book, Talking as Fast as I Can, boasts the tag line: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls and everything in between. Throughout her book, you’ll find Lorelai Gilmore’s wisecracking sense of humor. But you’ll also find Lauren Graham, the actress who connected with her role so well that she felt like she brought the character to life. Talking as Fast as I Can is an ode to

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  • Book Review: Close Enough to Touch (click to Read More)

    By Annell Gerson

    What if you were allergic to other humans? What if someone’s touch could send you into anaphylactic shock? What does such a life look like; what does it feel like? Close Enough to Touch, Atlanta author Colleen Oakley’s newest book, takes readers inside Jubilee Jenkins’ heart, where we experience this lonely malady first hand.

    Jubilee is a normal, healthy baby until she is three. Then, large, painful, itchy welts begin appearing all over her body. Three

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  • Handmade Cards for Kids (click to Read More)

    Recently, every student at Alpharetta High School made an uplifting, handmade card in their Anchor Time class for a hospitalized child. The student council collected and shipped the cards in a large package to an organization called “Cards for Hospitalized Kids,” which sends the cards to hospitals all around the country. The purpose of this project was to make a tangible difference in the day, and hopefully even in the life, of children with terminal illnesses in hospitals all around the...
  • Fulton’s 2016 College and Career Ready Performance Index (click to Read More)

    The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) released 2016 results for the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).

    The CCRPI is Georgia’s statewide accountability system that replaced the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurement after the U.S. Department of Education granted Georgia’s waiver from NCLB in 2012. CCRPI measures schools and school districts on a 100-point scale, helping parents and the public to better understand how schools are...
  • Cruise Planners in Roswell (click to Read More)

    Travel Agent magazine, a top travel industry publication, has named Michael Consoli of Cruise Planners in Roswell as a Top 25 All Star winner for 2016. Consoli was one of only a handful of travel professionals honored as an “All Star,” which highlights the best of the best in the travel industry.

    Consoli is indeed a top producer; as a franchise owner at Cruise Planners, he has repeatedly earned recognition as a top producing agent for Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean...
  • Alpharetta Business Association (click to Read More)

    The Alpharetta Business Association (ABA) is pleased to announce the donation of $5,000 to the Alpharetta High School Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (AHS FBLA).

    AHS FBLA chapter members donated service time to help the ABA with the successful execution of the 2016 Alpharetta Business Expo and Startup Technology Showcase. Students assisted exhibitors with set up, greeted attendees, promoted the day’s events on social media and worked diligently throughout the...
  • Call for Artists: Roswell Roots Arts Festival and Pin-Up Show (click to Read More)

    Roswell is accepting applications from all artists, professional or amateur, who are interested in participating in the first Roswell Roots Arts Festival and Pin-Up Show, which will take place February 11, from 10:00 am-5:00 pm, at Roswell River Landing.

    Show categories include photography, graphics, painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry and mixed media. Interested artists must handcraft all merchandise— no exceptions. Artists will be selected by a committee, and a limited number...
  • Johns Creek Becomes First Municipality in the World to Share Business Data with Waze (click to Read More)

    Finding a business – and driving to it – in Johns Creek is now easier when using Waze due to a groundbreaking expansion of the City’s Waze partnership.

    As the first municipal partner in Georgia, Johns Creek has been sharing real-time road closure and construction information with Waze since Aug. 2015 to help drivers improve their commute and “outsmart traffic.”

    This partnership expansion involves sharing business locations derived from Johns Creek license applications...
  • Clark Creek Elementary Wins Elementary School Recycling Competition! (click to Read More)

    The Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce’s Going Green & Education Committees co-sponsored a two-day Plastic Bag Recycling Competition, in partnership with Waste Management, between seven of Cherokee County’s elementary schools. The schools collected a total of 88,144 plastic bags. Clark Creek ES collected an amazing 28,813 plastic bags during the two-day event.

    Through a grant from Waste Management, the Chamber was able to fund this elementary school recycling initiative. The...
  • Main Street Gives Supporting Shop with a Hero (click to Read More)

    Due to the generous support from Woodstock businesses and residents, over 100 children were able to participate in this year’s Shop with a Hero program. Thanks to the following businesses that donated to Main Street Gives to ensure Woodstock children in need would have a happy Christmas: Pineapple Park, The Premier Group/Keller Williams Realty Partners, Holly Springs Jewelers, Dismero, Woodstock Pharmacy, Southern Local, Rough River Outfitters, Woodstock Optimist Club, Rezide Properties,...
  • Artist Profile: Deborah Tidwell (click to Read More)

    Art Imitating Life

    By Natalie del Valle

    Painting is one of the many art forms that can capture the beauty of the surrounding world, but it takes a truly talented painter to see the moments worth bringing to life. Georgia painter Deborah Tidwell is an expert at spotting and capturing perfect images with oil paints, a brush and a canvas. “My inspiration comes from the life around me,” she says.

    Deborah Tidwell’s passion for art has always been a part of

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  • Book Review: Another Patchwork Quilt (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn

    Anyone who has studied history knows that the cold facts tell you very little about a town. To really learn about an area, you need to hear the stories about the places, events and, most importantly, the people who shaped and built it.

    Larry Cavender continues telling the story of Ball Ground in the follow-up to his 2015 release, A Patchwork Quilt. His new book, Another Patchwork Quilt, is a fascinating collection of articles and photographs, some

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  • Book Review: The Marriage Lie (click to Read More)

    By Annell Gerson

    Fans of domestic thrillers like Girl on the Train, The Silent Wife and Gone Girl will find Kimberly Belle’s newest book, The Marriage Lie, enthralling from the very first page. As far as Iris Griffith is concerned, she and her husband, Will, have a perfect life. Iris is a counselor at a private school in an Atlanta suburb, and Will is an on-the-rise senior software engineer for a consulting company. 


    They spend their down time putting

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  • The Exercise Coach (click to Read More)

    The Smartest 20-Minute Workout in the World™

    By Kathleen Boehmig

    The Exercise Coach®, the nation’s premier, personal-training franchise, is spreading strength and health across the country through forty studios, with more on the way. There are currently four metro-Atlanta studios in Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek and Roswell, with additional studios in the planning stages.

    The Johns Creek studio opened in May of 2014; the Roswell studio opened in

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  • Counting Macros 101 (click to Read More)

    Eating Healthy for Life

    By Ayse Sukola

    While counting macros is not new to many people in the nutrition and fitness industry, there are many people who have never heard of this healthy way of eating. Even those who have heard of it are often very confused as to how to calculate and keep track of their needs. While the following information may sound a bit complicated and involved, once you follow these instructions and spend about fifteen minutes setting

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  • Fulton’s Graduation Rate Highest Among Metro Atlanta’s Large School Systems (click to Read More)

    The results of the 2016 graduation scores show that Fulton, again, has the distinction of having the highest graduation rate in the metro Atlanta area. Fulton’s 2016 graduation rate is 86.6% – a 1.3% increase over the 2015 rate of 85.3%.

    The Class of 2016 data shows that nine Fulton high schools had increases from the previous year, and three of those schools increased their rates by more than 5%.

    Most notable are the significant increases made over a five-year period....