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  • Huntington Learning Center (click to Read More)

    Academic Success for Life

    By Michelle Martin

    Every child can learn; the key to academic success is in understanding that each child learns differently. At Huntington Learning Center in Woodstock, the team of professional tutors is experienced in helping students achieve academic success at any level.

    New owners Ramana Panchumarthy and his wife, Vasudha Edara, executive director, along with partners Shreyas and Jignasa Desai, marketing and community

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  • Farm Raised (click to Read More)

    A Sharecropper’s Roots

    By Renea Winchester

    Billy Albertson promised himself that if he ever saved enough money to buy a place of his own he would put down permanent roots. Being a sharecropper’s son meant living in someone else’s house, using someone else’s tools and tending the soil someone else owned. Sharecroppers and their children owned the clothes on their backs and a few meager possessions. The lucky ones had a cow, a mule and a gaggle of chickens. The work

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  • Artist Profile: Scott McIntyre (click to Read More)

    Muralist and Musician

    By Heike Hellmann-Brown

    Scott McIntyre’s murals can be found from the West Coast of California to the kingdom of Jordan, halfway around the world.

    McIntyre grew up in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and knew early on that he wanted to be an artist. “In second grade, teachers requested my help to create bulletin boards for their classes. It was a talent that helped me to get out of math class,” McIntyre jokes. His parents cultivated his artistic

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  • Top 7 Things to Ask a Wedding Planner (click to Read More)

    By Erica Prewett

    Planning a wedding can be overwhelming for the bride and groom to-be and their families. You may be wondering where to start, how to budget, and what elements you can realistically pull off, or if your grand ideas for your big day could land you in the Top 10 of #pinterestfail countdowns. With more than 10 years’ experience producing more than 300 weddings and events, I’ve got great stories for days. Here are my top questions to keep in mind when choosing

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  • Summit Financial Solutions (click to Read More)

    A Driving Force in Your Financial Success

    By Michelle Martin

    As another tax season gets  underway, it is important for business owners and individuals to be aware of increasingly complex and confusing tax codes. Joseph Parker and his team at Summit Financial Solutions in Woodstock offer a variety of financial, business and tax planning services to help clients not only minimize their tax liability but also develop a strategy for growing their businesses,

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  • Medici Medical Arts (click to Read More)

    Multi-Disciplinary Pain Center

    By Michelle Martin

    For too many people, pain has become an everyday part of life. Many people, unable to identify and treat the source of the pain after countless doctor visits, have suffered for years with some form of chronic pain. This type of ongoing pain can affect people's mental and emotional health as well. Many people with chronic pain become dependent upon prescription medications, develop depression, and experience

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  • Book Review: 'Tony the Kneebreaker' (click to Read More)

    Novella by Woodstock resident Ed Gruber captures the tough life of the New York City docks.

    By Catherine Groves

    In Woodstock (Ga.) resident Ed Gruber’s novella, “Tony the Kneebreaker,” we meet the Lowenstein brothers: Joey, Freddie, and Ira. For more years than anyone can remember, they have been the owners and operators of JIF Banana Trucking. One of their nearest and dearest friends, Tony, comes to them for help, and the brothers find themselves in a

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  • Artist Profile: Phoebe Maze (click to Read More)

    Mysticism and Symbolism Conveyed in Clay

    By Heike Hellmann-Brown

    Clay artist Phoebe Maze has always been intrigued by stories that formed the foundation of societies, such as Adam and Eve, Noah, by religious symbolisms, fantasy and mythology. “As an army brat, I lived in Germany during my childhood. Many values and educational lessons in this society were conveyed through the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. As a young girl I was fascinated by those stories.”

    Phoebe’s

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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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