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  • Joy of Serving Others (click to Read More)

    By Michelle Martin

    As we celebrate this festive holiday season with family and friends, enjoying the traditions of presents, parties, and elaborate dinners, it is important to remember that the holidays may not hold the same joy and blessings of abundance for others. Many families must rely upon community services for assistance with basic necessities — not only during the holidays but also throughout the year. Community service organizations could not have nearly the positive

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  • Livi Rae Lingerie (click to Read More)

    'Doctors of lingerie' educate women about breast health.

    By Michelle Martin

    Molly Hopkins and Cynthia Decker, co-owners of Livi Rae Lingerie in Kennesaw and stars of the "Double Divas" reality TV show, do more than just help women and young girls find the right fit for custom bras and lingerie. They help transform women's lives and educate them about the importance of proper bra fit for better breast health. "We help women by not only lifting their busts but

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  • Artist Profile: Thomas Fountain (click to Read More)

    Back to the Roots of Country Music

    By Heike Hellmann-Brown

    Singer/songwriter Thomas Fountain is setting out to leave an impact on today’s country music. While his band is playing venues all across the South and Midwest, Fountain strives for much more than being a great performer; as a well-rounded artist he wants to steer country music back to its origins.

    “Country music has gotten away from what it is about. It’s not just the natural evolvement of a music

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  • Book Review: ‘Written in My Own Heart’s Blood’ (click to Read More)

    Diana Gabaldon’s new book continues the saga of Claire Randall.

    By Catherine Groves

    In what we now know as a classic novel, Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” tells the story of Claire Randall. Claire, an English ex-combat nurse, one day walks through a stone circle while in the Scottish Highlands in 1946 and disappears...into 1743. The story is detailed in seven bestselling novels, and continues now with the eighth release in the series, “Written in My Own Heart’s

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  • Book Review: ‘The Magic' (click to Read More)

    ‘The Magic’ challenges readers to find a magical life through gratitude.

    By Catherine Groves

    "The Magic,” by Rhonda Byrne, provides a 28-day journey of finding the “magic” in life and living life more gratefully. For 28 days, readers will participate in a different practice each day. Each practice is designed to make readers more grateful and experience more magical moments in different aspects of life.

    Before even beginning with Day 1, Byrne provides 28

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  • Artist Profile: Ann Litrel (click to Read More)

    Shaping a Community

    By Heike Hellmann-Brown

    Ann Litrel’s body of work as an artist, writer and advocate for Woodstock’s Elm Street Cultural Arts Village is a testament to her love for Cherokee County and its people that welcomed her so many years ago. “As an artist I strive every day to paint a better vision of the world,” Litrel says. “Art gives us joy, it uplifts, feeds the spirit, and ultimately makes our lives better. Creation in any form is not a mythical event of

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  • Milan Eye Center (click to Read More)

    Providing state-of-the-art technology and personal care to patients locally

    By Michelle Martin

    Milan Eye Center is led by Dr. Milan Patel; Vishal Patel, O.D., who specializes in glaucoma, diabetic eye conditions and Lasik consultations; Kiran Sajja, M.D., oculoplastics surgeon; and Anjum Cheema, M.D., glaucoma and cataract surgeon. Some of the more common conditions treated at Milan Eye Center include cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration,

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  • Artist Profile: David McKean (click to Read More)

    Turning Over a New Leaf

    By Heike Hellmann-Brown

    Where does one discipline end and another begin? Is a drawing just the marking of lines and areas onto a surface, or can it cross the boundary and be considered a painting?

    For artist David McKean, a pencil used to be a tool of his trade. Born in France and raised in Texas, McKean studied architecture, but later switched to landscape design. “Since childhood I

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  • Book Review: ‘The Best of Me' (click to Read More)

    A story of the power of a first love

    By Catherine Groves

    In Nicholas Sparks’ 2011 novel, “The Best of Me,” we meet Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole, and are carried along their emotional journey as they spend 25 years apart.

    As teens, they fell in love, thus exposing the complexities of two classes of people trying to hold on to young, desperate love. Amanda’s convictions held strong, willing to turn her

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  • Fun for Fall (click to Read More)

    By Michelle Martin

    The crisp chill in the air, rich aroma of fresh-baked apple pie, and flurry of festivals and other activities remind us that fall is here. We've compiled a "ghostly guide" of farm attractions, haunted trails, pumpkin carvings, and local festivals to help your family have a "frightfully fun" time together this fall!

    Oktoberfest at Tanglewood Farm
    October 1-31
    Wednesday-Friday: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    Saturday-Sunday: 10:00

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  • Woodstock Pediatric Medicine (click to Read More)

    Relationship Approach to Children's Healthcare

    By Michelle Martin

    As fall ushers in the start of another flu season, the doctors at Woodstock Pediatric Medicine urge parents to vaccinate their children in an effort to keep their family healthy.

    "The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the flu vaccine for most children beginning at 6 months of age," says Dr. Jordana Heaven, one of the physicians for Woodstock Pediatric Medicine. "To help prevent

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  • Wine Women & Shoes (click to Read More)

    Charity event combines fashion and fun for gynecological cancer research

    By Michelle Martin

    Approximately 500 women came together for an afternoon of fashion and fun at the 2014 Wine Women & Shoes Atlanta, held September 14 at the InterContinental Hotel–Buckhead Atlanta. The event, presented by Northside Hospital Cancer Institute and Diamond Stiletto sponsor Northside Radiology, helps promote awareness of gynecological cancers and support GYN cancer research

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  • Riverfest 2014 (click to Read More)

    Canton's popular arts and crafts festival celebrates 30 years.

    By Michelle Martin

    This year marks the 30th anniversary of Riverfest Arts & Crafts Festival and the 80th anniversary of the Service League of Cherokee County (SLCC), which produces the annual event.

    SLCC, the oldest service league in the area, started Riverfest Arts & Crafts Festival in 1985 in an effort to raise funds to continue to serve the community. "The goal 30 years ago was to find

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  • Hollywood of the South (click to Read More)

    Movie and TV filming in Georgia is bigger than ever.

    By Michelle Martin

    If it seems you're seeing familiar scenes practically every time you turn on the TV or go to the movie theatre, you probably are. Metro Atlanta and other communities in Georgia have become a hotspot for television and film producers. During Fiscal Year 2014 alone, 158 feature film and television productions were shot on location or on set in Georgia — generating an estimated economic impact of $5.1

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  • CITY ON A HILL (click to Read More)

    Serving the Community for Christ

    By Michelle Martin

    Since the doors opened in August of 2006, CITY ON A HILL (COAH) United Methodist Church in Woodstock has worked to make a difference in the community. "We hope COAH is known for helping people in Christ's name," says Pastor Chris Bryant. "Jesus said, 'Whatever you did for the least of these, so you did for me.' By helping others, we serve Christ."

    COAH offers a variety of outreach programs and mission

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  • Artist Profile: Linda Teachey (click to Read More)

    Exploring New Possibilities

    By Heike Hellmann-Brown

    All facets of nature form the subject matter of artist Linda Teachey’s work. Growing up in heavily wooded North Carolina, Teachey always enjoyed spending time outdoors. At age 10 it was discovered that she was near-sighted, and the prescription of eyeglasses changed her entire world. “Up until then life was blurry for me,” Teachey recalls. “All of a sudden, everything looked crisp. Whether tree barks, leaves, moss, or

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  • Book Review: ‘The Invention of Wings’ (click to Read More)

    A Story of Wanting to be Heard

    By Catherine Groves

    “The Invention of Wings,” Sue Monk Kidd’s latest masterpiece, introduces Hetty “Handful,” the slave of Sarah Grimké, and Sarah Grimké herself. Set in early 19th century Charleston, S.C., the Grimké household is a prison to young Handful. Her dreams go far beyond the walls, and owner, which hold her captive, and her spirit drives those dreams to knowing she’s meant to be more than a slave.

    Young Sarah,

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  • R & D Mechanical (click to Read More)

    Meeting Your HVAC Needs with Integrity

    By Michelle Martin

    Since starting R & D Mechanical Services in 2002, owners Robbie and Dana Matiak have followed a single principle that serves as the foundation of the entire company: to meet your HVAC needs with integrity. “We know there are a lot of HVAC companies out there, so we have set our own high standards to make R & D Mechanical different,” says Robbie. “We want the R & D Mechanical name to mean something. We

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  • Book Review: ‘Fall of Giants’ (click to Read More)

    The first book in Ken Follett’s ‘Century’ trilogy is worth revisiting before the final release of the series next month.

    By Catherine Groves

    Three years ago, best-selling author Ken Follett released “Fall of Giants,” or book one of his “Century” trilogy. With the third and final volume due in September, loyal fans can reacquaint themselves with the first two books in the trilogy. New readers as well can read books one and two and discover why the series has

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  • Artist Profile: Nancy Cann (click to Read More)

    Fused-Glass Designs

    By Heike Hellmann-Brown

    It was Nancy Cann’s husband who got her started on her endeavor with glass paintings. “A few years ago, we searched for something to do together,” she says. “I don’t care for sports, and he doesn’t care much for gardening. We were both inspired by the beautiful pictures in a how-to book about enameled jewelry.”

    Vitreous or glass enameling is made by fusing

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