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  • That Sounds Horrific! (click to Read More)

    The Making of Horror Movie Sound Effects

    By Julie Senger

    *Disclaimer
    Proceed with caution. This feature may not be suitable for little eyes or the faint of heart.

    Have you ever stopped to think about how important music and sound effects are to a film? Even if you can hear actors speaking to one another, how might our reaction to a film be different without the underlying music soundtrack or the sounds of the movements and actions

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  • FEA Roswell Arts Festival (click to Read More)

    It’s Time for the 51st Annual Roswell Arts Festival

    By Julie Senger

    On September 16-17, north Fulton families will be gearing up to attend the Roswell Recreation Association’s annual Roswell Arts Festival! The festival features regional artists, local entertainment, children’s activities and several food trucks where you can purchase lunch or an early dinner.

    Beginning in 1966, the Roswell Recreation Association began the Arts Festival to promote the

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  • What Type of Artist Should I Be? (click to Read More)

    By Mary Akers

    How do you know what medium of art is right for you? This question is impossible to answer without trying different types of art mediums to discover where your talents lie. Here are some examples of how some artists, myself included, have discovered their preferred medium.

    Fred Ellis was a retired highway patrolman who was looking for something to do. His wife enrolled him in a pottery class thinking (hoping?) she might have to take the class in

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  • Community Partner: Roswell Arts Fund (click to Read More)

    Ignite, inspire, impact:

    the Roswell Arts Fund’s tagline aptly describes its mission and proven ability to execute on a vision quickly and successfully. The Roswell Arts Fund is a powerful voice and advocate for the arts and has strong collaborative relationships with the City of Roswell. An independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, the Fund was founded to strengthen the scope of public arts in the city and to champion the ability of the arts to excite the imagination,

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  • Book Review: Before We Were Yours (click to Read More)

    By Annell Gerson

    Fans of Orphan Train, Invention of Wings, One Thousand White Women, and other historical fiction novels that reveal little known events in the archives of American history, need look no further for their next MUST read. Lisa Wingate’s new novel, Before We Were Yours, is an unforgettable fictionalized story based on the true account of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society (TCHS) and Georgia Tann, a woman who, between 1920 and 1948, kidnapped and sold, under the

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  • Kathy Swahn of Drake House Wins 2017 Nonprofit Leader of the Year Award (click to Read More)

    The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC) recently honored the many great nonprofits that make north Fulton such a great place to work and live. GNFCC is proud to celebrate and support nonprofit leaders in the community for their dedication to the service and welfare of others. The Nonprofit Leader of the Year award was created to honor these individuals for their extraordinary contributions on behalf of their organizations. This year’s winner was Kathy Swahn, executive director of...
  • MasterChef Junior Winner Honored by Hometown (click to Read More)

    Rising seventh-grader and Milton resident Jasmine Stewart was recently proclaimed the winner of season 5 of MasterChef Junior on FOX.

    Roughly 5,000 children, ages eight to thirteen, applied and participated in an open-casting call for the show. Out of that applicant pool, only 500 were selected to audition, and Jasmine was among those. Following her top-forty selection, Jasmine would go on to compete and win the competition with a three-course meal that featured an appetizer of...
  • Fly Fishing in Roswell (click to Read More)

    Dutch Earle is the past president of the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited, vice president of the Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited, and on the board of directors of the Chattahoochee Nature Center. When Dutch moved to Roswell, he selected a subdivision on Riverside Road, across the street from the Chattahoochee River, where the Georgia Department of Natural Resources stock trout on a regular basis. He quickly developed “a passion and an interest” for fly fishing. Here is what...
  • Successful enAble of Georgia Foundation, Inc. Wine Event Fundraiser! (click to Read More)

    Recently, enAble of Georgia Foundation, Inc. had a great wine auction event at Bentley Atlanta. A fabulous time was had by over 120 guests who enjoyed wine, food, auction and fun! The wine tasting tables were a hit, and the event raised over $80,000.00 for the individuals who are supported by enAble of Georgia’s programs!

    Thanks to the inspiring generosity and enthusiasm of those in attendance, the revenue raised was DOUBLE the amount of last year’s during their Fund-A-Need portion...
  • Crabapple Physical Therapy (click to Read More)

    Life Can Feel Great Again

    By Cindi Braun

    A High-Tech Practice with a Down-to-Earth Atmosphere

    When you or a member of your family are injured or in pain, the last thing you want to do is travel far for relief, or spend weeks finding the right specialist to help you. Families in the surrounding downtown Crabapple community now have pain relief close to home where they will be treated by an esteemed and accomplished physical therapist with a proven record

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  • DeMercy Dental (click to Read More)

    Where Everybody Knows Your Name

    By Cyndi Braun

    A visit to DeMercy Dental in Roswell feels more like catching up with old friends. From the warm greeting at check-in, to the friendly hygienists, to the father-daughter dentist team, it’s no surprise that DeMercy Dental has been in the business of providing quality dental care for 31 years.

    Back in 1986, Dr. Jeff DeMercy established the practice with his wife, Tammy, managing the office and daughter, Amanda,

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  • Artist Profile: Barbara Jones Hewey (click to Read More)

    Old School Horn Band

    By Barbara Jones Hewey

    Old School Horn Band, a nine-member local party band known for its classic rock and rhythm and blues, is back on stage this summer with three new members, some new twists on popular favorites and a renewed emphasis on songs that showcase the rich, full sound of its unique three-person horn section.

    According to guitarist Bedeke Cresci, the last of the band’s founders still on the roster, the recharged and rejuvenated

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  • Adult Sports Leagues (click to Read More)

    Because Maybe Your Glory Days Haven't Passed You By!

    By Julie Senger

    Who says that just because you’re an adult that you must stop playing recreational or competitive team sports? In fact, adulthood is as good a time as any to play sports for many reasons. First of all, you no longer have to worry about how you’re getting to and from practices and games; you can totally drive yourself! No more relying on mom’s taxi or carpooling with your neighbor! Also, you no

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  • See the First U.S. Continental Total Solar Eclipse Since 1979! (click to Read More)

    By David Dundee

    On Monday, August 21, 2017, be sure to block out the afternoon to catch an amazing, rare spectacle. Stretching from Salem, Oregon all the way to Charleston, South Carolina, the total solar eclipse will be a sight you won’t get to see again across the U.S. until 2024.

    The metro Atlanta area will see between 95-97% of the Sun eclipsed. Locally, the eclipse will begin around 1:00pm EDT and reach a maximum at about 2:30pm EDT. The eclipse will end at

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  • North Fulton Senior Centers Crush Exercise Goals – Walk 15 Million Steps! (click to Read More)

    Everyone knows that exercise has amazing benefits. But, what happened at four north Fulton senior centers has center participants feeling pretty good about themselves, and they are healthier for it, too!

    Senior Services North Fulton partnered with Gentiva Home Health and Hospice Services for an eight-week walking and wellness program aimed to keep older adults active and independent while working to reduce the risk of falls. The program had the senior centers located in Alpharetta,...
  • Northview High Graduates to Compete in National Future Business Leaders of America National Conference (click to Read More)

    2017 Northview High Graduates Neeraj Alavala and Keshav Pandiri are representing the state of Georgia at the National Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Conference in Anaheim, CA. Alavala and Pandiri are presenting a project they worked in partnership with the Johns Creek Chamber that was designed to help educate Northview FBLA students in different business skills by providing hands-on opportunities to the students in planning, marketing, executing and networking at various...
  • Discover Historic Roswell Scavenger Hunt (click to Read More)

    The Discover Historic Roswell Scavenger Hunt is a great activity for children, families, visitors and co-workers to explore Roswell while learning more about the history of the area.

    Parking is free behind the Roswell Visitors Center, located at 617 Atlanta Street. Be sure to take a photo of each attraction, and return to the Visitors Center at the end to see how you and your team did! Happy hunting!

    Scavenger Hunt List

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  • Phase II Funding Approved for Performing Arts Center Feasibility Study in Roswell (click to Read More)

    The Roswell Arts Fund recently received funding approval from the Roswell Mayor and City Council for the second phase of a Feasibility Study for the construction and operation of a performing arts venue. This study will clarify the ideal size, location and funding opportunities as well as identify potential challenges.

    The performing arts center envisioned includes approximately 35,000 to 50,000 square feet to provide for adequate performance, support and public spaces. A main...
  • Johns Creek Purchases More Greenspace to Add to Park Network (click to Read More)

    The Johns Creek City Council authorized the mayor to execute a purchase of approximately 58 acres of land to be used as park land. The property is strategically located along the Chattahoochee River between the recently purchased Cauley Creek property and the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. The final determination of how the land will be used will be planned through a public process.
  • Little Helpers Kindness Project Roswell Adopt a Road (click to Read More)

    Members of the family volunteer group Little Helpers picked up trash along Woodstock Road as part of the Roswell Adopt-a-Road program. The participants were from Roswell and John’s Creek.

    Little Helpers has been helping children help others since December 2010. The family volunteer group holds monthly service projects for children of all ages. The program is designed to help young people understand the value of volunteering, recognize the blessings in their lives, broaden their...