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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Book Review: Slightly South of Simple (click to Read More)

    By Annell Gerson

    The tiny but mighty "it girl" of southern fiction, Kristy Woodson Harvey, recently released Slightly South of Simple, the first in her new Peachtree Bluff series. There is much to love in this heartfelt story of a widowed mom, three strong daughters, a coastal Georgia town, and a cast of colorful, small-town characters.

    Like mothers do, Ansley Murphy has always put her daughters first. When her husband is killed in the 9/11 tragedy, and she

  • Beat the Heat This Summer (click to Read More)

    By Julie Senger

    With the official arrival of summer this month, it never hurts to have a collection of ways to stay cool during these often hot and humid Georgia days. One of the most obvious ways to ensure you don’t break out into a summer sweat is to make sure that the AC unit in your home is in perfect operating order. R & D Mechanical is a great resource for this information. If you have large, uncovered windows in your home that let in lots of light and heat, you

  • Roswell Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics (click to Read More)

    We Know Kids, But Kids Know Us Better

    By Cyndi Braun

    Are you looking for a pediatric dentist? Before searching online, ask your family and friends. Chances are, they’ll recommend Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics.

    Pediatric dentist Dr. Vishant Nath established the practice twelve years ago in Roswell. Pediatric Dentistry now has ten Metro Atlanta locations.

    Unique Dental Experience

    When families walk into Roswell

  • Community Partner: Save the Horses (click to Read More)

    A Rescue Sanctuary in North Georgia

    Cheryl Flanagan was composing an email, explaining to someone that she had no room to take their horse because her rescue, Save the Horses, which was already home to 130 rescued animals, was full. However, she could use her extensive network to find a home for the horse. Before she hit the send button, she answered a knock at the door, and that changed everything.

    The people at the door told her about a small, frail horse that appeared

  • Pittsburgh Steeler’s Josh Dobbs Visits Creek View ES’s Career Week (click to Read More)

    Josh Dobbs, former Creek View ES and Alpharetta HS student, visited students during Creek View Elementary School’s career week to talk about his journey as a collegiate athlete and newly drafted professional football player.

    Dobbs, who played high school football at Alpharetta High School, attended the University of Tennessee. He majored in aerospace engineering and played quarterback for the UT Volunteers from 2013 – 2016. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth...
  • 1st Annual Bat Festival (click to Read More)

    The kindergarten grade level at New Prospect Elementary School recently hosted its 1st Annual Kindergarten Bat Festival. The students have been focusing on an in-depth research project regarding the endangered Georgia Grey Bat.

    The students wanted to do whatever they could to help this endangered animal, so they put lots of effort, planning and creativity into developing a plan. They created carnival-style, bat-themed games, which were played by the New Prospect school community...
  • Alpharetta HS Student Completes Eagle Scout Project (click to Read More)

    Chris Natale, who currently attends Alpharetta High School, did his final Eagle Scout service project on the grounds of his former Creek View Elementary School. He drew and painted a map of the United States on the school’s play pad to use as an interactive resource for teachers and students. In addition to the map, Chris created a packet of activities for teachers to use for instructional purposes.

    The administration and staff appreciate the many hours that Chris put into this...
  • Fulton County School Board Selects Steve Smith as Chief of Staff (click to Read More)

    Steve Smith, a longtime metro Atlanta educator and business leader, is returning to Fulton County Schools as its newly appointed chief of staff. In this role, Smith will serve as advisor to the superintendent and manage day-to-day operations of the central administration office.

    Smith was the former principal of A. Philip Randolph Elementary School from 1992-1997. He also has served as an associate superintendent, deputy superintendent, interim chief information officer, and chief...
  • Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (click to Read More)

    The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC) recently recognized its Ambassador of the Year and its Harry Rucker Junior Volunteer of the Year.

    Ambassadors are an enthusiastic, fun group of members who help promote the services and programs of the GNFCC and greatly contribute to the Chamber’s success. This year’s winner, Han Meier, understands how important personal connections are to growing a business. Han gave unselfishly of his time and went above and beyond to recruit,...