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  • Community Partner: Backpacks of Love (click to Read More)

    A Blessing to Families in Need

    Homelessness and poverty have become much more visible and prevalent problems in suburban areas like northern metro Atlanta. In 2015, Forsyth County, one of Georgia’s wealthier counties as measured by per capita income, conducted its first ever survey of the homeless population.

    Backpacks of Love (BofL) serves homeless and at-risk children and their families in Forsyth and north Fulton counties. They work through social workers in Fulton and

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  • Summer Tropical Shortcake (click to Read More)

    Serves 4

    By Paul Bodrogi

    Fruit Medley Ingredients
    - 2 mangoes
    - 2 kiwi fruit
    - 1 pineapple

    Fruit Medley Procedure
    - Peel and slice the mangoes, and grill one minute on each side.
    - Dice other fruits, and combine in a bowl.
    - Dice the grilled mango,

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  • Yukatan Shrimp Cocktail (click to Read More)

    Shrimp and Pico de Gallo Ingredients

    - 7 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
    - ¼ cup diced tomato
    - 1/8 cup diced red onion
    - 1 teaspoon finely diced jalapenos
    - 1 minced garlic clove
    - 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
    - Juice of ½ a lime
    - Salt and pepper to taste

    Shrimp and Pico de Gallo Procedure

    - Poach shrimp in boiling water for 90 seconds, and transfer them to an ice bath to cool down.
    - Combine all remaining ingredients in...
  • Secrets of Southern Girls (click to Read More)

    By Annell Gerson

    Georgia author Haley Harrigan’s debut novel, Secrets of Southern Girls, is of the “all-nighter” variety.
    It is a story that grabs you from the first line of the prologue, “She only has lovers in wintertime,” and continues to twist, turn, circle back, stop, and punch forward, compelling you to read just one more chapter.

    Julie Portland is a happy five-year-old living in New York until her parents tragically die, and she is sent to Lawrenceville,

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  • Artist Profile: Marilyn Sparks (click to Read More)

    Painting Memories

    By Maria Klouda

    Old barns, regional landscapes and fields of flowers are just some of the images of the simplicities of the south that are lovingly created by Georgia artist, Marilyn Sparks.

    Marilyn retired from the fashion industry after thirty years of producing shows all over the country. The impact of off-shore competition and the growth of the internet changed the industry significantly. Instead of seeing the changes as the end of her

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  • All Pro Window Tinting (click to Read More)

    Reducing Interior Sun Damage

    By Cyndi Braun

    Whether you’re on a boat, headed to the beach or relaxing poolside, if you’re outside, you have probably protected your skin with sunscreen. But have you protected your home, your car or your business from sun damage? The same heat, glare and UV rays are penetrating your windows, fading your interior, making your air conditioner work harder and producing annoying glare.

    Why Window

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  • Trade School (click to Read More)

    A Great Alternative to the Four-Year College Degree

    By Julie Senger

    With traditional, four-year college and university tuitions continuing to increase each year, many recent high school graduates are looking for another alternative. According to *Collegedata, “The average cost of tuition and fees for the 2016–2017 school year was $9,650 for state residents at public colleges, $24,930 for out-of-state residents attending public universities, and $33,480 at private

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  • Book Review: Almost Sisters (click to Read More)

    By Annell Gerson

    Joshilyn Jackson’s newest book, Almost Sisters, is a stunning telling of the complicated. It is a story of twos: two sets of “almost sisters,” two churches, two kinds of fathers, two books in one, two races, and characters, both real and imagined, with two identities. It is also a story of rabbits. While this seems like a jumbled set of ideas that could never make much sense, Jackson aligns themes and plot to create an unforgettable tale.
    At 39, Leia Birch

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  • Starting Over — Second Careers (click to Read More)

    By JoEllen Wilson

    For many, a life plan often takes the route of finishing high school, attending college, getting a job, marrying and having children. However, this traditional path is rarer
    than you think. Many take a more non-traditional path — like I did.

    Let me start at the beginning . . .

    I was a traditional-age college student. I entered Reinhardt after high school and graduated in two years from this excellent junior college. Then, John Wilson

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  • Fulton County School System Names Top Employees of 2017 (click to Read More)

    Allison Kerley of Barnwell Elementary School was announced as Fulton County Schools’ Teacher of the Year while Dr. Ritu Ahuja of Northwood Elementary School was announced as the district’s Principal of the Year. Rebecca Myers of Holcomb Bridge Middle School is the School Professional of the Year, and Yolander Heard of the Administrative Center is the Support Professional of the Year.

    Special recognition banners and other gifts of appreciation were presented to the honorees by their...
  • Many Fulton County Schools Serving Meals During the Summer (click to Read More)

    The Summer Food Service Program ensures children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. During June, Fulton County Schools served over 3,000 meals a day at over forty approved sites across the county as part of its annual Summer Feeding Program. Any child under age eighteen is eligible to come and eat a summer meal.

    The program is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s efforts to curb child hunger. Each summer, the USDA partners with local...
  • Georgia Cancer Specialists (click to Read More)

    The sixth annual Stand Up for Stand Down toiletry drive for Georgia’s homeless veterans is ongoing through August 11th. Sponsored by the Georgia District Pilot International Clubs and Georgia Cancer Specialists, affiliated with Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, the drive collects much-needed toiletry and personal-care items to fill “comfort bags” for veterans who attend Stand Down events throughout north and central Georgia. “Stand Down” is a military term that refers to the time when...
  • WellStar North Fulton Hospital (click to Read More)

    WellStar North Fulton Hospital is now offering the “Know Your Heart” program, a screening that can help determine patients’ risk for heart disease, stroke and other serious conditions.

    The screening uses a combination of patient history and laboratory tests, as well as an optional cardiac CT scan; these tests can identify heart disease, possibly before someone shows any signs or symptoms. The laboratory tests evaluate for inflammation and cholesterol levels, both of which can...
  • Atlanta Regional Commission’s Water District (click to Read More)

    Even with the recent rains, much of metro Atlanta remains in a serious drought. The problem is that it simply hasn’t rained enough, particularly north of Lake Lanier, to make up for how dry we’ve been these last few months. Lake Lanier, the primary source of water for most of the region, is eight feet below “full pool,” the third-lowest level on record for this time of year.

    The Atlanta Regional Commission’s Water District (non-profit) has launched an awareness campaign to spread...
  • The Drake House Awarded Grant (click to Read More)

    The Drake House was recently awarded a $12,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia. Each year, the Community Foundation ends its grant cycle with a grant awards breakfast. This year’s event resulted in 28 nonprofits being awarded grants from the Community Foundation’s Good2Give Community Fund, for a total of $303,409! The Drake House, a first-time recipient from the Foundation, was the only agency awarded funds in the north Fulton community for this year’s grant.
  • Assistive Technology Helps People Age in Place (click to Read More)

    Great strides have been made in developing new technology to help people with disabilities remain as independent as possible. Advancements, in particular, have been made surrounding the aging population. Due to the high cost of moving to assisted living facilities and the desire of older adults to age in their homes, assistive technology has become a booming business. Assistive technology is designed to help people safely age in place.

    “Devices as simple as a pill organizer or a...
  • Senior Softball League Donates Glasses (click to Read More)

    Recently, the CSSA (Cherokee Senior Softball League) made a donation of over 200 pairs of sunglasses to the Lion’s Club of Canton. The glasses were collected from over 300 members of the softball league as part of an effort to help the Lion’s Club provide vision wear to those in low- and middle-income communities. This year, the league has committed to providing the Lion’s Club with over 1000 pairs of glasses for those in need. If you would like to make a donation, please visit...
  • Community Partner: Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy (click to Read More)

    Making a Difference in the Lives of Children

    The Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy (FFCL) has a mission to “provide books for local communities to prepare preschool children for reading and learning success.”

    FFCL was founded in 1999 to address the growing problem of children from low-income communities entering kindergarten without basic early literacy skills and school readiness. The recipe for early school success is simple: start school with strong literacy

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  • Alpharetta Foot & Ankle Specialists (click to Read More)

    If Your 10,000 Steps a Day Are Painful, Alpharetta Foot & Ankle Can Help

    The American Heart Association recommends 10,000 steps a day, and fitness trackers encourage us to make that our goal. But if you’re suffering from a sports injury, arthritis, diabetes or any other condition that affects your feet, each step may be painful.

    Alpharetta Foot & Ankle Specialists treats patients with a variety of foot problems using conservative treatments and minimally-invasive

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  • Artist Profile: Brent Lambert-Zaffino (click to Read More)

    Inside The Head of Filmaker Brent Lambert-Zaffino

    By Maria Klouda

    North Georgia’s Brent Lambert-Zaffino was always the kid with the camcorder, spending a lot of time playing around with iMovie. Now, Brent is an independent, freelance director and videographer for music videos, short films and corporate videos. However, what originally began as Brent’s third-grade hobby has recently led to his first feature-length film.

    Brent’s film, The Head, is a dark comedy

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