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  • Experiences Foundation (click to Read More)

    "Life is all about experiences"

    The Experiences Foundation was started to offer amazing experiences to individuals, and/or their families, who have suffered a tough break in life. “After dealing with our own personal experiences — from losing family and friends to cancer and suicide and children’s illnesses — we decided it was our mission to help those who have dealt with similar situations,” said Experience Foundation Founder Chad Blake. Whether it is bringing someone to a ball

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  • Artist Profile: Rumours (click to Read More)

    Listen Up - The Rumours are True

    By Jules Taylor

    Mekenzie Jackson, Doug Easterly, Adrienne Cottrell, Alex Thrift, Nick Whitson, and Daniel Morrison have been bringing Fleetwood Mac’s sound to stages across the country since 2014. What began as Mekenzie’s love for Fleetwood Mac as a teenager has grown into a commitment to exercising her talent as the voice of Stevie Nicks with her bandmates and dedicated fans along for the ride.

    Alex and Mekenzie began

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  • Book Review: Commonwealth (click to Read More)

    By Julia Padgett

    Ann Patchett starts us off in California with oranges and gin then weaves a tale that spans fifty years and ends in the snow of Virginia. The opening of Commonwealth should be taught in creative writing courses as how to hook a reader with the complicated lives of family.

    Commonwealth has unsettled some of its readers because it flashes forward in time quickly, and decades get skipped and revisited. So, if you like linear,

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  • Artist Profile: Emily Vickers (click to Read More)

    Artistically Diverse

    By Justin Jones

    Sometimes, art speaks in surprising ways. Early in her career, Roswell painter Emily Vickers reluctantly brought a painting of a tree to a festival where she was selling her work. She hated the painting so much that she wanted to tear it to pieces. It depicted a tree underscored by a quotation from Robert Frost. However, at the behest of her partner, she brought the painting anyway — and it was the first item she sold that

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  • Sports Medicine Network Expanded in Fulton (click to Read More)

    Northside Hospital’s newly launched Sports Medicine Network is already growing with the addition of two experts, a new location in midtown Atlanta, and the launch of a new, comprehensive program specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of concussions.

    From injury prevention, athletic training, physical therapy, and sports performance services, to orthopedic surgery, orthobiologic treatments, and diagnostic imaging, the Northside Hospital Sports Medicine Network offers...
  • Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau Wins Award (click to Read More)

    ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, recently presented Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau with a 2018 Readers’ Choice Award.

    “ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said ConventionSouth Publisher J. Talty O’Connor. “The value in receiving this...
  • Trevor’s Toes and Tushies - Little Helpers Collect for Less Fortunate (click to Read More)

    Not all superheroes can leap over tall buildings or see through walls, but some pint-size cape crusaders showed how anyone can be a superhero by performing kind deeds.

    A child may appear well dressed on the outside but lack clean socks and underwear. Family volunteer group Little Helpers recently tried to fill a gap left by regular clothing drives. Members collected 350 new pairs of socks and 350 new pairs of underwear for Simple Needs GA, Inc., as part of the group’s annual...
  • RFD to Install Free Smoke Alarms Through Operation Save-A-Life (click to Read More)

    Roswell Fire Department (RFD) will be installing smoke alarms free of charge for families in Roswell as part of the 2018 Operation Save-A-Life fire safety awareness campaign.

    Five thousand smoke alarms were donated to fire departments in metro Atlanta through a partnership with WSB-TV, Kidde, Home Depot, and attorney Ken Nugent. The Operation Save-A-Life campaign increases public awareness of fire hazards and carbon monoxide poisoning, in order to reduce devastating losses that can...
  • Sen. John Albers Receives GMA Champion of Georgia’s Cities Award (click to Read More)

    Sen. John Albers was recently honored by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) with their Champion of Georgia’s Cities legislative service award.

    “It is an honor to be recognized by GMA, a distinguished organization whose work on behalf of municipalities is truly commendable,” said Sen. Albers. “I am a proud proponent of local control and truly believe that GMA provides strong leadership for cities under the gold dome whenever this issue arises. I look forward to working with...
  • AmeriCorps Program — Supporting Roswell Youth (click to Read More)

    Through grants awarded by AmeriCorps to the City of Roswell, the City and two of its nonprofit partners — Ed Isakson/Alpharetta YMCA and STAR House Foundation — are providing enhanced afterschool programming at select Roswell elementary schools.

    In 2017, the City received a $74,000 grant to begin the planning phase of the project. A 2018 grant for up to $89,709 will be used by the City and these partners to continue this work by supporting afterschool programming at four area...
  • NFCC Helps Raise Awareness of Hunger and Homelessness (click to Read More)

    Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual program where people come together across the country to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness. The National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness sponsored the program, which was held last month.

    North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) is on the forefront of this issue in north Fulton. A local nonprofit, they have spent the last 35 years dedicated to...
  • Roswell Re-designated as PlanFirst Community (click to Read More)

    PlanFirst Community commendations are given to Georgia communities that demonstrate an established pattern of successfully implementing their local comprehensive plan. Designated communities are eligible for technical assistance as well as bonus points and enhanced eligibility for certain Department of Community Affairs funding opportunities.

    To apply for PlanFirst, communities are required to address four primary program criteria, which are focused on having a proven record of

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  • Roswell High School Teacher Selected for Outstanding Educator Award (click to Read More)

    Roswell High School teacher Christi Chilton was recently selected for the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award. Chilton is in her seventeenth year of teaching, thirteen of which have been at Roswell High School. She teaches honors and AP chemistry and sponsors four student organizations. 

    Members of the incoming freshman class at the University of Chicago are asked to nominate a teacher who has inspired, helped, and influenced them.

    We receive letters back

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  • That's a Wrap (click to Read More)

    By Julie Senger

    During the holiday season, we often get so busy due to increased seasonal events, out-of-town visitors, added cooking and cleaning duties, and, of course, shopping for gifts. All these added responsibilities often mean that wrapping those carefully selected gifts becomes a last minute, throw-it-in-a-gift-bag-with-some-tissue-paper endeavor — and that’s OK. But perhaps you have a special gift or two that you really want to take the time and energy to wrap in

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  • Holiday Fire Safety Tips (click to Read More)

    By Jim Cheatham

    December is a great month with much to celebrate. Unfortunately, it is also a month that can see an increase in damage and injury from fire.

    We typically see our first real cold snaps this time of year, making it a good time to warm up around the fireplace. Before you light your first log, check the chimney for soot buildup, make sure your flue is open, and use a fireplace screen to prevent embers from popping out and burning the floor or carpet.

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  • Community Partner: United intentions Foundation (click to Read More)

    The United Intentions Foundation (UIF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It was founded in 2009 by Tim Ray, an entrepreneur and educational advocate, to assist others in learning how to transform worrisome thoughts into positive intentions. UIF provides unique tools, programs, and resources to help people attract what they truly desire by understanding that our thoughts create our reality.

    “My definition of living life intentionally is living in the present moment with your...
  • Seeking Hope, Peace, Joy, Love? Celebrate Advent at First Baptist Roswell (click to Read More)

    By Cyndi Braun

    If your to-do list is overwhelming and you feel like something is missing this season, take a moment to reflect. The days leading up to Christmas should be filled with hope, peace, joy, and love. Perhaps it’s time you add “Celebrate Advent” to your list.

    “Advent at First Baptist Roswell creates anticipation, excitement, and joy, as we wait for Christmas Day,” said Senior Pastor Kevin Head.

    For the past 35 years, First Baptist Roswell has

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  • Book Review: Orphan Island (click to Read More)

    By Marcia Divack

    “Nine on an island, orphans all, any more, the sky might fall.” These are the words a group of nine children live by on the mysterious Orphan Island. The island is idyllic and provides for all the needs of its inhabitants. There is always food, the weather is always fair, and even the animals on the island live in harmony with the children.

    Each year, a little green boat brings one child to the island and then bears one away. This is the way it

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  • The North Fulton Veterans of Foreign Wars (click to Read More)

    The North Fulton Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is a veterans’ service organization dedicated to supporting veterans and deployed service members as well as their families. All their members have served honorably in the U.S. military and have been deployed (or are currently deployed) to an area of conflict. The VFW uses the reach of its membership to help veterans in both big and small ways:

    Military Support
    These programs provide direct support for deployed...
  • S&B CLEANING, INC (click to Read More)

    Living the Dream in North Fulton

    By Cyndi Braun

    When it’s time to clean your home, what do you enjoy most? Vacuuming? Scrubbing bathtubs? Dusting ceiling fans?

    For many, relaxing after the hard work is done is their favorite part, sitting back and admiring what has been accomplished: the sparkling clean floors, shiny kitchen, fresh towels and linens. Perfect. If only it would stay that way
    forever.

    S&B CLEANING, INC. can help keep

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