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Cambridge equestrian team wins regionals Heads to zone competition in Savannah By JONATHAN COPSEY jonathan@northfulton.com MILTON, Ga. – The Cambridge High School equestrian team jumped a major hurdle March 22 – they won the regional championships. The nine girls, who train at the Pleasant Hill Farm on Bethany Way, Milton, won three of their five shows to claim the championship. They are one of 19 teams from other schools and barns that qualified for the Interscholastic Equestrian Association Region 4 show in Savannah April 11 and 13. Only one team will progress to the national competition in Massachusetts. “We are a very strong team,” said team coach Jana Chevalier. “Our team is only freshmen and sophomores. Going forward, we will be a strong team and well positioned for the next two years.” Three girls – Courtney Bailey, Taylor Chevalier and Allie Gauthier – qualified as individuals to progress. They also have a shot at moving on to the national competition if they do well. “The girls are fabulous,” said Chevalier. “They have a good shot at going to the nationals.”

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The Cambridge equestrian team members, from left, are, Alissa Garguilo, Izzy van Weegan, Rachel Lamp’l, Alison Balog, Courtney Bailey, Kaitlyn Garland, Allie Gauthier, Abby Bryan and Taylor Chevalier. With them is coach Jana Chevalier. The team won the regional championship March 22 and head to the next round in Savannah.

School board incumbents face scant opposition Only one of three open seats face challenge By CANDY WAYLOCK candy@northfulton.com NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Two seats on the Fulton County Board of Education will remain unchanged for the next term as incumbents face no opposition in their North Fulton districts in the May 20 primary election. The new four-year

term on the school board begins Jan. 1, 2015. Qualifying for candidates ended two weeks ago with no challengers WITTSCHEN to the District 2 seat held by incumbent Katie Reeves (Milton-Alpharetta) or the District 5 seat held by Linda McCain (Johns Creek). Only incumbent Julia Bernath, whose district covers the

widest swath of North Fulton real estate from Sandy Springs to Johns Creek, will face a primary challenge from Kathleen “Kate” Wittschen of Roswell. Wittschen is a parent of two at Centennial High School and is seeking her first elected office. A native of Massachusetts, she has been involved in the PTA and has been an active volunteer in her children’s school since moving to Atlanta in 2000. She previously worked in

the marketing and communications industry. Wittschen said she is running to provide a “fresh perspective” to the school board after 14 years of representation by the incumbent. “As a parent with students currently in our public schools, I will identify creative solutions for lingering problems and bring a sense of urgency to resolving them,” said Wittschen. Bernath has been a member of the school board since 2000, and has served terms as

president and vice president of the school board. She is also the past president of the Georgia School Boards Association. During her tenure on the board, Bernath said she has focused on fiscal responsibility to allow Fulton Schools to weather the storm caused by the economic downturn. She believes the public’s support of four education tax initiatives (SPLOST) indicate their

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on Windward Parkway in Alpharetta and committed a criminal act by jumping over the counter and taking a cash register BATTLE drawer. Cobb then entered a get-

away vehicle driven by Battle and then fled the scene. Battle and Cobb were subsequently located at Battle’s home in Cumming. Cobb was taken into custody, but Battle fled out the back door armed with an AK-47 or similar weapon. Battle is still at large and is to be considered armed and

dangerous. Any information on the case can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577TIPS (8477) or online at www. crimestoppersatlanta.org. The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety will keep all tipster information confidential.

driver to use due care. ►► Nicholas Jeffrey Horvath, 30, of Surrey Drive, Alpharetta, was arrested March 15 on Deerfield Parkway in Alpharetta for DUI and failure to obey a traffic control device. ►► Robert Lee Murray, 25, of Covington was arrested March 15 on Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta for DUI and child endangerment. ►► Tonya Zahra Shirvani, 38, of Sandy Springs was arrested March 6 on Mansell Road in Alpharetta for DUI and failure to obey a traffic control device. ►► Seyed Rezvan, 58, of Beacon Hill Crossing, Alpharetta, was arrested March 10 on Jones Bridge Road in Johns Creek for DUI. ►► Chandler Bryan Watts, 19, of Jefferson was arrested March 11 on Sargent Road in Johns Creek for DUI, underage possession of alcohol, open container, tag light requirements, no registration and violation of a limited permit. ►► Margarita Monsalve, 53, of

Brockham Way, Alpharetta, was arrested March 14 on State Bridge Road in Johns Creek for DUI and driving on the wrong side of the roadway. ►► Robert Jason Hunt, 39, of Midland Court, Alpharetta, was arrested March 11 on Morris Road in Milton for DUI and failure to maintain lane.

on Mansell Road in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana and expired tag. ►► Brandon Rayford Bush, 25, of Tucker was arrested March 9 on Ga. 400 in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana and no insurance. ►► Elisjah Sean Ramirez, 22, of Atlanta was arrested March 10 on North Point Parkway in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana and failure to obey a traffic control device. ►► Jacob Louis Packman, 19, of Forest Place, Roswell, was arrested March 10 on Mansell Road in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana and tampering with evidence. ►► Courtney Deshon Fraiser, 24, of Brookhollow Lane, Johns Creek, was arrested March 12 on State Bridge Road in Johns Creek for possession of marijuana. ►► Daffy Upkins, 33, of Ellenwood was arrested March 15 on Deerfield Parkway in Milton for possession of marijuana, suspended license and tint violation.

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Litany of charges for driver ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Pulling up next to a police car with a suspended tag is not the brightest of ideas. For one Cumming resident, his alleged actions March 21 landed him in jail. According to police, an officer was stopped at a red light at Old Milton Parkway and Ga. 9 in one of the turn lanes. A car driven by Jason Wayne

In 2 hours, thousands stolen JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A Sugar Crest Avenue resident reported his home was broken into March 17 with thousands of dollars in jewelry and cash taken. The victim told police he left his home at 10 a.m. and returned two hours later. He found someone had broken in by prying open one of the living room windows. The victim said $400 in cash was taken from his children’s wallets in the kitchen. A $300 headphone set, $1,000 in electronics and nearly $4,000 in jewelry were also missing.

Mobile phone theft common, dangerous Personal info can be used by thieves NORTH FULTON, Ga. – We’ve all done it or heard about it – our smartphone is lost or, worse, stolen. The theft of personal phones is a common problem, said George Gordon, with the Alpharetta Public Safety Department. Their small size and common usage make them a prime target for thieves. “They are an easy thing to steal,” Gordon said. “They’ve become so commonplace in our lives, with us 24-7, there’s always a good opportunity for theft.” A 13-year-old girl in Atlanta recently had her phone stolen. However, thanks to an app installed on her phone, police have the location and photo of the suspect. According to the girl’s mother, Kali, the girl was at track practice when her phone was stolen. When the thief attempted to access the phone and failed, an app on the phone called “Lookout” took his picture and sent that along with his location to the family. This was forwarded to police. Lookout is used by 50 million people worldwide.

There are some simple ways to keep your phone safe from crooks Activate your password feature As simple as it sounds, only around 50 percent of people report having a password on their phone. Even if you were quick to snatch up one of the brand new iPhone 5s with fingerprint scanning technology, it is still recommended to keep the password feature active as a second layer of protection. Download a security app. These apps are equipped with features to help locate your phone if it is lost or stolen. This can be features like taking photos of the user, GPS tracking and location information. Don’t wait. If your device is stolen, immediately use your security app to remotely lock and wipe your information so the thief has no time to transfer it or use it to their

Gordon advised always use a password to lock your phone, and never keep personal information on it, such as home address, Social Security numbers and home phone number. “Somebody can steal your identity,” Gordon said. A home phone number can be used by the thief to call to check if someone is home. If no one answers, they may try

advantage. Be careful when browsing on public Wi-Fi. Be conscious of your browsing activity while working on a public Wi-Fi network, especially if you are looking to make a purchase. Do not expose passwords, account numbers or credit card information unless you are certain that you are on a secure connection. Use discretion when downloading apps. Even the most innocentlooking app can contain software designed to steal personal data, make fraudulent charges or even hijack your phone. Only download apps from sites you trust, check the app’s rating and read reviews to make sure they’re widely used and respected before you download.

to rob the house. There are many programs – like Lookout – that can keep both your personal information and the phone itself safe. Some can remotely wipe the phone of all personal information. Others can track the phone or even take photos of the user if the password is used incorrectly. Check out your options at your smartphone’s app store.

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By JONATHAN COPSEY jonathan@northfulton.com ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Alpharetta’s downtown held another momentous groundbreaking March 25 when the new public library was officially begun. No date has been set for the Milton groundbreaking. It is expected in the spring. “It has taken a true team effort to make this complete,” said Anne Haimes, interim library director, at the ground-

breaking. The new 25,000-squarefoot library for Alpharetta is part of Phase I of the Library Building Program, currently underway. The library will be located in the Alpharetta City Center project in downtown Alpharetta, near the corner of Haynes Bridge Road and Thompson Street. “This has been a long time coming,” said Liz Hausmann, of the Fulton County Commission. “To be a part of your City Center is so exciting. We are thrilled.” The grand opening of the Alpharetta Library is expected in the second quarter of 2015.

The existing library in Alpharetta, built in 1989, is only 10,000 square feet. In November 2008, Fulton County voters overwhelmingly passed the Library Bond Referendum. The plan will greatly enhance all of the county’s libraries, and includes new branch libraries in Alpharetta, East Roswell and Milton. East Roswell’s library began construction late last year. Milton’s will break ground this year. Milton’s new 25,000square-foot library will be placed on the old Dinsmore Farm, at the corner of Mayfield

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Local and county officials officially broke ground March 25 on Alpharetta’s new public library. Road and Charlotte Drive. It is to be designed to look like a farmhouse.

For more about the public libraries and news on the construction, go to www.afpls.org.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A new, 30-home development on Marietta Street was approved by the City Council March 24. The new development, sitting on just over 5 acres of land, is for 30 townhomes between Roswell Street and Old Milton Parkway. The original plans for the lot called for 32 homes in a cul-de-sac. However, city staff required the road be used as a

School board questions low enrollment forecast

Growth:

Growth projected to concentrate in South Fulton, Sandy Springs through 2019

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By CANDY WAYLOCK candy@northfulton.com NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Board of Education members from North Fulton are questioning enrollment projections that forecast fewer than 800 new students into area schools over the next five years, saying the rise in new construction does not support the low numbers. By the 2018-19 school year,

Enrollment by the numbers 2013-14

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22,555 11,708 15,938

22,281 11,927 16,070

22,820 11,657 16,519

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50,278 10,876

50,996 12,690

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34,271

35,143

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96,297

102,234

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students this year to 50,996 over five years. In contrast, South Fulton

could add nearly 4,300 new students and Sandy Springs an additional 2,067 students

in the same time frame. The five-year enrollment projections were released during a March 11 meeting of the Fulton Board of Education and are used for future construction/renovation planning. “The enrollment drives so many of our processes, both within the general and capital [construction] fund,” said Patrick Burke, deputy superintendent of operations. “So think of [enrollment projections] as a chapter in a book, and an early chapter… we’ve got several chapters to go.”

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Councils plan for future Use annual retreats for info By JONATHAN COPSEY jonathan@northfulton.com NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Every year, city governments hold retreats. These retreats typically set the goals for the coming year and allow the mayor and City Council to meet and speak at length with department heads and directors about what should be on that list of goals. However, in recent years, especially during the recent recession, some cities have come under fire for hosting seemingly extravagant retreats. This year, however, it seems to be the opposite. Two cities in North Fulton – Johns Creek and Roswell – have not held a retreat and, as of right now, have no plans to hold one. Milton kept things at home

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when it held its retreat Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at the Atlanta National Golf Club’s clubhouse off New Providence Road. “We went over the budget and future goals for the city,” said Mayor Joe Lockwood. Lasting one day, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the roughly 25 people in attendance cost the city $342.09. “That’s everything,” said City Communications Manager Jason Wright. “Including venue, food, drinks, snacks and supplies for all of council and staff.” In Alpharetta, they went further afield when they visited Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 19 and 20. The total cost of the retreat was $2,917, of which $1,692 was for accommodations. Alpharetta’s council did not go simply to see the Chattanooga Choo-Choo. They went to view the downtown. “We try to visit a community that has something going

on or completed something that we want to do here,” said James Drinkard, Alpharetta’s deputy administrator. Last year, they went to Athens, Ga., to look at the conference center there. Alpharetta is seeking to create its own conference center. Two years ago, the city went to Madison, Ga., to view its downtown and how it used the existing buildings. At the time, the plans for the City Center project were nearing completion. In Chattanooga, there was a plan. “They’ve done some interesting things,” Drinkard said. “Their arts and downtown district are adjoining and there are a lot of things they’ve done up there we are curious about.” With nearly weekly events, Alpharetta is trying to keep support and excitement in its own downtown in anticipation of the City Center completion.

But for Fulton Board of Education members Katie Reeves of Alpharetta and Linda McCain of Johns Creek, this chapter is a bit thin. More than 4,000 housing units in various stages of development in North Fulton are currently being tracked by school planners. Adding to that, Reeves says are the many empty-nesters who are on the cusp of moving.

cut-through to add a grid pattern to the downtown city area. This caused two homes to be dropped from the plans. The property was already zoned for all rental properties. The developer, Jeff Herman, said he wanted to build 2,500- to 3,500-square-foot homes in the $400,000 price range. However, he balked at a requirement from the city Planning Commission to limit the number of rental units in the neighborhood to no more than 10 percent. “Right now, if I wanted to do rentals, I could do 50 apartments,” Herman said. Instead, he wanted that re-

quirement left to the neighborhood’s homeowners’ association (HOA). Councilmembers D.C. Aiken and Jim Gilvin both said they did not want to see too many renters in the neighborhood, potentially dragging down property values. “That’s what I don’t want to happen,” Aiken said. “Owneroccupied properties have the owner taking care of them. Non-owner-occupied properties or rentals historically drive property values down.” In the end, it was unanimously agreed to increase the amount of rental properties to no more than 20 percent of the

homes. Also at the meeting: It was decided by a unanimous vote to extend the city’s moratorium on most special events in Alpharetta. Assistant City Administrator James Drinkard said the moratorium was in place to help the city come up with new guidelines and fee structures to change the way special events are handled. The city spends money on manpower and road closures for special events and often sees little return for this. This becomes an added problem when groups from outside the city come in to hold events.

“We are trying to minimize the number of events that are coming from outside Alpharetta that have limited benefit on the city,” Drinkard said. This also becomes a problem for residents who see their neighborhood streets shut sometimes every weekend in the year for events. “The demand keeps growing,” Drinkard said. “At some point, we can’t support it anymore.” Council decided to extend the moratorium until April 22 for all new events. However, events that have happened prior in the city may apply to be held.

“We have a large number of neighborhoods with people who have kids in their 20s and they’ve been just waiting for the market to recover to sell their house,” said Reeves. “So I’m not sure the assumption of shrinking [growth] is entirely accurate.” For school system planners, it’s hard to argue with success. Since revising their forecasting methodology 14 years ago, the system has been extremely precise in projecting enrollment. Last year, system planners came within a tenth of 1 per-

cent in projecting a population of just over 95,000 students this year. Yngrid Huff, director of planning for Fulton Schools, said the school system uses the SchoolSite forecasting model used in 170 school districts nationwide. The system looks at existing students as they move from grade to grade, residential development and land use, as well as student migration and private school returns. Enrollment is expected to slow in North Fulton through 2018, said Huff, particularly in the lower grades.

“The annual growth of 282 students last year [in North Fulton schools] was the smallest growth the region has experienced in the last 10 years,” said Huff. “Smaller incoming classes are replacing graduating classes, which causes the region to appear more stagnant in growth.”

She noted total enrollment in kindergarten classes is 800 students smaller on average than the eighth, ninth, 10th and 11th grade classes. But Reeves maintains the sheer number of new housing developments raises concerns about the accuracy of the numbers over time.

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Yet another massage spa was busted March 14 by Johns Creek Police for allegedly allowing sexual acts for payment. An undercover detective entered the Healing Touch Massage Spa, in the 11000 block of Medlock Bridge Road

after reports of masturbation for hire. The business allegedly posted classified ads on several websites known for purveying prostitutes. The ads offered a “GFE” or “girlfriend experience” to patrons, police say. The term “GFE” is typically used by escort sites to describe sexual acts that can be bought. The detective set up an appointment with the business. He was wired

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The new Eagle Scouts of the Northern Ridge District are, from left, Colt Nolan, Matt Ballard, Alexander Leach, David Wells, Stuart Way, Andrew Hopkins, Charles Brooks, Ayomide Awe, Michael Chapman, Matthew Cernelli, Christian Gruver and Alex Yun.

Northern Ridge District February Eagle Scouts NORTH FULTON, Ga. – The following Scouts passed their Board of Review to become Eagle Scouts. Colt Nolan, Troop 3000, Birmingham UMC, built an outside study area for Midway UMC. Matt Ballard, Troop 3000, Birmingham UMC, built benches that border an outside chess set he also built for Milton High School. Alexander Leach, Troop 1134, St. Peter Chanel, built a bench on the cross country trail at Blessed Trinity School. David Wells, Troop 356, Fellowship Christian School, built 10 mallard nesting cylinders. Stuart Way, Troop 629, Mount Pisgah Church, built a retaining wall to prevent erosion at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve. Andrew Hopkins, Troop 7153, St. Bridget’s Church, built shelves for the

fieldhouse at Holy Redeemer School. Charles Brooks, Troop 841, St. Thomas Aquinas Church, built birdhouses and nesting platforms for a bird study area at St. Thomas Aquinas. Ayomide Awe, Troop 206, Zion Missionary Baptist, built posts identifying plants and bushes behind Mount Vernon Presbyterian. Michael Chapman, Troop 431, Roswell UMC, made 150 hygiene kits for M.U.S.T. Ministries. Matthew Cernelli, Troop 87, Roswell Baptist, built swings around a pond at Roswell Area Park. Christian Gruver, Troop 1134, St. Peter Chanel, installed trash cans and planted bushes at Heart of Roswell Park. Alex Yun, Troop 2143, Johns Creek UMC, produced a conservation video for electronics recycling. —Jonathan Copsey

Summit Hill kindergartners celebrate Dr. Seuss MILTON, Ga. – Kindergartners at Summit Hill Elementary School celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday by reading his books and participating in activities

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Pink Affair helps beat cancer Gala at Country Club of the South JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The 13th annual Pink Affair fundraising gala was held Saturday, March 22 at the Country Club of the South in Johns Creek. More than 200 people were on hand for the festive event that benefits the nonprofit TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation. TurningPoint provides specialized and evidenced-based rehabilitation for women with breast cancer, including physi-

cal therapy, massage therapy, counseling and nutritional counseling.   The Pink Affair was chaired by Kathy Smith, while the auction committee was led by David Bercaw. Dean Crownover served as the evening’s emcee and auctioneer.  The evening included a competitive game of Heads or Tails, a silent auction with 100 items and a live auction featuring VIP tickets to the “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” a Georgia Tech cheerleading experience at a football game this fall and

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tickets to the practice round and Par 3 contest at the 2014 Masters Golf Tournament. Pink Affair sponsors included Oglethorpe Power, Kids R Kids Learning Academies, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s, Autotrader.com and Sutherland.      TurningPoint will host its next fundraising event with a golf tournament at the Dunwoody Country Club Aug. 24-25.​ For more information on TurningPoint, visit them online at https://myturningpoint.org. —Jonathan Copsey   

Cathy Furbish, left, of TurningPoint and Lynn Wyatt enjoy the Pink Affair March 22.

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Continued from Page 1 confidence on how education dollars are being spent. “I want to continue to be fiscally conservative with our funds, so we can continue to offer competitive pay to attract the best and brightest teachers and administrators,” said Bernath. Reeves has been a member of the Fulton School Board since 1999. She is the second longest-serving member of the board, behind only Linda Bryant of South Fulton who took office in 1993. Reeves’ district covers schools in the high school clusters for Alpharetta, Chattahoochee, Cambridge and Milton. During her 15-year tenure on the board, Reeves has focused on curriculum issues, as well as new school con-

struction to ease overcrowding. Since 1999, nearly 20 new schools have opened in North Fulton, as student enrollment grew from 65,000 to 95,000 across the system. McCain is the current vice president of the school board, and is in her first term of office. As she looks to her second term, McCain said the focus will remain on supporting schools as they move toward more flexibility. “It was very exciting to see some of the requests for flexibility that our schools developed along with their strategic plans,” said McCain. “I truly believe that governance works best when closest to the people it affects.” McCain’s district includes schools in the high school clusters of Northview, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Chattahoochee and Centennial.

MILTON, Ga. — During their recent musical production of “Annie, the Musical,” Cambridge High School’s drama program collected 265 pounds and 203 cans of pet food for the Humane Society of Forsyth County. The drama program collected pet food donations from parents, students and faculty attending the performance. The theater group surpassed their goal of raising 200 pounds and 200 cans to donate. The Forsyth Humane Society also had an information table in the lobby to help raise awareness for the many animals they have available for adoption and for the vast array of volunteer opportunities at the shelter. “We wanted students to know more about how they could help. The Humane Society gets the extra help they need to care for dogs and cats until they are adopted, and you feel great knowing that everything you do helps save these

Allison Boyle as Annie, with Tanner as Sandy, performs in the Cambridge High School production of “Annie, the Musical.” wonderful animals,” said Tess Luman, a Cambridge High School sophomore. – Lindsey Conway

Naval Academy accepting applications for Summer STEM Program ATLANTA — Applications are now being accepted through April 15 for the United States Naval Academy Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Program. The Summer STEM Program is an overnight academic program designed for rising eighth-through 11th-grade students in good academic standing who have an interest in math and science. The program gives students the opportunity to experience real-life application of math and science principles through

hands-on practical learning. Students will learn from Naval Academy professors in lab facilities that provide a unique learning environment outside the traditional classroom. The academy’s current students, midshipmen, help run the Summer STEM Program and act as mentors to students. The Summer STEM Program is held in three sessions: June 2-7 for rising eighth- and ninth-graders; June 9-14 for rising 10th-graders and June 16-20 for rising 11th-graders.

All students selected to participate pay approximately $350 for the summer program and are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Applicants will be notified of their application status by May 1. For more information about the Summer STEM Program and the application process, visit www.usna.edu/Admissions/stem.html or call 410293-1858. —McKenzie Cunningham

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By CAROLYN ASPENSON carolyn@northfulton.com CUMMING, Ga. — Cumming resident Stacie Garramone cheered as her son scored a goal for South Forsyth High School’s freshman lacrosse team against Druid Hills. But she stopped cheering when he walked himself off the field. “When he scored, the referee threw the yellow flag and I figured it was a penalty,� she said. “I didn’t realize the goalie left the field for hitting my son.� Garramone said her son Cameron, 15, was hit in the side of his helmet, snapping his head sideways. “The goalie has both hands on his stick and hit him next to his ear,� she said. “He walked himself off the field and when the coach asked why, he didn’t know.� Garramone’s son was out for the rest of the game, but seemed fine, so he went to school the next day. “He called me from school and told me his head was throbbing and he felt sick to his stomach,� she recalled. “So I brought him to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at the Collection and he was diagnosed with a concussion.� Garramone’s son is one of thousands of young adults diagnosed with concussions each year, and the number is rising, experts say. “We see kids with concussions several times a week,� said Dr. Russ Mitchell of Northside Emergency Associates. Statistics show football is the No. 1 traumatic brain injury sport in the country, with sports like lacrosse, soccer, cheerleading and gymnastics following closely behind. Last year, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed the Georgia Youth Concussion law to protect children from sustaining injuries from unnoticed or untreated concussions. The law requires parents to sign a concussion-information form before their child can participate in sports and that any child with a possible concussion be removed from the sport until they’re cleared to play again by a medical professional. “Cameron took the baseline test before the season started,� Garramone said. “And when he took the concussion test at Children’s, he failed.� Garramone said the test helped her understand the severity of his injury and is glad the state requires them. “With the test, we have more information than just asking our child how they feel,� she said. Her son’s treatment plan incudes rest, limited stimulation and activity until his symptoms

Common signs of a concussion • Appears dazed or stunned • Confused about assignment • Forgets plays • s unsure of game or opponent • Moves clumsily • Answers questions slowly • Loses consciousness (even temporarily) • Shows behavior or personality changes • Forgets events prior to injury (retrograde amnesia) • Forgets events after injury (anterograde amnesia) (Source: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta) Common symptoms of a concussion • Confusion • Clumsy movement or dizziness • Nausea or vomiting • Memory loss • Tiredness • Upset stomach • Vision problems • Sensitivity to noise and light • Numbness or tingling anywhere on the body • Loss of balance or trouble walking • Mentally foggy, cannot think clearly or remember things • Slurred speech or other changes in speech • Irritable or more fussy than usual • Acts differently than normal (does not play, acts fussy or seems confused) • More emotional, perhaps very sad or nervous • Different sleeping patterns (Source: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta) are gone. Garramone’s son didn’t black out from the injury, but that’s not always the case with a concussion. Dr. William Primos, of Children’s Healthcare, said traumatic brain injuries like concussions vary in intensity. “Each injury is unique dependent upon the location and intensity of the hit, as well as several other factors,â€? Primos said. Recoveries vary, too, but Primos said it’s all about rest and limited stimulation. “As the symptoms dissipate, activities are slightly increased,â€? he said. “We have a very specific system to determine the rise in activities.â€? Primos encourages parents to take children to the doctor after they are hit in the head. “What may seem like something minor can actually be serious,â€? Primos said. “And certainly not worth the risk.â€?

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Rox U15-U16 girls’ soccer team wins championship MILTON, Ga. – The Rox U15-U16 girls’ soccer team finished their winter season at STARS Soccer Barn with a 6-0 record. In their finals, the team ended 4-0 in the

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Jamie McHenry, 13, was a Cambridge lacrosse player. The Jamie McHenry Memorial Foundation collects used lacrosse gear in his memory for children who want to take up the sport.

Cambridge Youth Lacrosse collects gear Gear donated to Jamie McHenry Memorial Foundation

Brothers place first in state, regional tech competitions MILTON, Ga. — Andrew Mattie, a sophomore at Cambridge High School, and his younger brother, Anthony Mattie, a sixth-grader at Hopewell Middle School, participated in the 13th annual Fulton County Technology Competition on Jan. 25 and a state competition that took place in Macon on March 8. The Mattie brothers both won first place for ninth/10th grade for their mobile app at both the county and state competition. Andrew has been develop-

ing Android apps and websites for about five years. Last year, Andrew also won first place at the 12th annual Fulton County Technology Competition and first place at the state competition, GAETF for his mobile app. Anthony created blogs and websites in the past and joined his older brother this year on the project by creating the graphics for the mobile app. The duo is looking forward to working together next year.

By CAROLYN RIDDER ASPENSON carolyn@northfulton.com MILTON, Ga. — The Cambridge Youth Lacrosse league collected gently used lacrosse gear March 22 to be donated to the Jamie McHenry Memorial Foundation. McHenry, a 13-year-old lacrosse player from Alpharetta, was killed in a traffic accident last spring while vacationing in Florida. Fran Ritter, the community project coordinator for the league, said the collection was the perfect way to honor McHenry’s memory. “We had 11 teams participating in this event and we are glad to be helping this foundation and honoring our fellow lacrosse player, Jamie McHenry,” she said. Ritter said they chose this community service project to bring awareness of the Jamie McHenry Foundation and the opportunity it

provides to the community. “Many young boys and girls would like to try lacrosse, and this foundation gives them an inexpensive way to rent equipment for a summer camp or season,” she said. Ritter said they received about 126 items including helmets, shoulder pads, elbow pads, sticks, gloves, heads, cleats, bags and even a pair of girls’ goggles.   Jim McHenry, Jamie’s father, said the event was a success. “The foundation truly appreciates the donations we’ve received and the efforts of the kids and parents involved with the Cambridge Youth Lacrosse program,” he said. McHenry said the foundation website, www. liveforjamie.org, will be live sometime in April. For more information on the Cambridge Youth Lacrosse league, visit cambridgefeederlacrosse.org.

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Left, Luke Nickel with his medal. Right, Jack Nickel with his medal.

Milton brothers named wrestling state champions MILTON, Ga. — Milton brothers Jack and Luke Nickel have won the state wrestling title. Jack and Luke achieved Georgia Youth State Wresting Champion status at the Georgia Dome on March 1. Jack (10U, 120 pounds) finished the season with a 22-1 record. His brother, Luke (6U, 70 pounds), also finished the season with a 22-1 record with 17 of the wins by pin or technical fall. Jack began wrestling at the age of 7.

“Hard work pays off, and writing down your goals and making them happen is awesome,” Jack said. Luke began wrestling at the age of 4. “Work hard for your goals and always give your best effort,” Luke said. Both brothers say their practices are the hardest part of wrestling. They train with coach Charlie Morris at the Morris Fitness Wrestling Club in Alpharetta. —Shubhi Tangri

Ambush girls win Conyers soccer tourney NORTH FULTON, Ga. – The Ambush girls’ U11 team won the RYSA tournament in Conyers on Feb. 23. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Abby Creasy, Chloe Ford, Kayla Stern,

Rachel McGowan, Abby Fields, Abby Rose, Lily Singer and Danielle Baptiste. In back are coach Nadine Kezebou, Amanda Klein, Rachel Fike, Margaux Guillet, Nia Worrell and Imani Ratliff.

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Verizon to hire hundreds in North Fulton Customer service, retail, network, IT focus of jobs By JONATHAN COPSEY jonathan@northfulton.com ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Telecom giant Verizon Wireless is bringing 450 jobs to Georgia this year – more than 200 of which will be in the Alpharetta and Milton area. Verizon has offices on Deerfield Parkway at the border of Milton and Alpharetta. “Since Verizon Wireless opened its doors in Alpharetta over 14 years ago, the company has been an integral part

of the area’s business and job growth. This announcement further solidifies Verizon’s position as a leader in our city,” said Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle. More than 200 of the available positions are for customer service-related opportunities at call centers located in North Fulton. The company is also seeking positions in retail, network and information technology. “As we continue to grow Georgia’s economy, cuttingedge technology companies like Verizon Wireless are critical to the production of innovative products and new jobs,” said Brandon Beach, president

of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce. “Having lived in North Fulton for almost 20 years myself, I can attest to the area’s appeal to qualified workers.” Verizon Wireless employs more than 4,500 employees in the state, and over 72,000 employees nationwide. The company has been named one of the best companies for working moms by Working Mother for 13 straight years. Computer World lists Verizon Wireless as one of the “100 Best Places to Work in IT.” Those interested in applying for the new positions can find them online at www. vzwcareers.com.

Pollo Tropical to open in Johns Creek Co-owners Antonio LoRusso and Wesley Lovvorn.

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Verizon Wireless announced it intends to bring hundreds of jobs to Alpharetta and Milton. They currently have offices on Deerfield Parkway, in Milton.

Harry Norman Realtors honors agents

From left are Senior Vice President Todd Emerson with Amy Barocas, Phoenix Award recipient Katie Bellew, Donna Augello and Dan Parmer.

ATLANTA – Harry Norman Realtors honored its leading agents of 2013 at its Celebration and Awards Breakfast in Buckhead. President and Chief Executive Officer Dan Parmer congratulated the firm’s more than 1,000 associates, acknowledging their efforts in “making 2013 such a successful year with $3 billion in closed sales, an amazing 36 percent increase over the previous year.” Bonneau Ansley III of the Buckhead office was saluted as the No. 1 agent company-wide in sales and also the No. 1 agent in closed listing units. Pam Scudellari of the North Fulton office was recognized as the top agent in total closed units. The President’s Award for distinguished service in the profession, in the community and in civic organizations was awarded to Julie Altenbach of the East Cobb office. The highest Phoenix Awards were presented to Sandy Abrams of the Buckhead office, recipient of the Diamond Award for 45 years of Mil-

CUMMING, Ga. — Cuoco Italian Table sets the stage for Italian meals that are festive and simple, with many dishes having only four to eight ingredients. “Cuoco Italian Table is a whole new experience in Italian cooking,” said restaurant manager Antonio Lo Russo. The restaurant, 1475 Peachtree Parkway, recently opened and has started serving Sunday brunch that includes homemade frittata, eggs Benedict on homemade focaccia bread and capicola ham, shrimp and polenta Romana. Cuoco’s entrees are prepared by Chef Aaron Avers and his staff. The pastry chef is Vivian Munson. “We combine the quality of fine dining with the casual atmosphere and generous portions of a family gathering,” Lo Russo said. For more information, visit cuocoitaliantable. com or call 678-807-7472.

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Pollo Tropical got final approval to begin work on their new restaurant location at State Bridge Road and Medlock Bridge Road. The restaurant first submitted plans two years ago. The restaurant was stalled because it did not meet Johns Creek Planning Commission guidelines, including a pitched roof and the color palette approved by the city. Last year, the Miami-based company opened locations in Alpharetta at 10900 Haynes Bridge Road and Cumming at 1510 Market Place Blvd. Visit www.pollotropical.com for more.

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Burger 21 eyes locations in Johns Creek, Alpharetta JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Burger 21, a Tampa, Fla.,based burger franchise, founded by the owners of the Melting Pot restaurants, announced it has signed two new agreements to develop three units in the Atlanta area.

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Neil May joins Carmichael Consulting Solutions ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Carmichael Consulting Solutions, recently relocated to offices at 319 North Main Street in Alpharetta, has added a new member to its team. Neil May has joined the company as director of service delivery. May brings years of information technology (IT) expertise to the company, as well as a passion for MAY customer service. May will lead full-time support techs and contractors. Email neil@carmichaelconsulting.net or visit www.carmichaelconsulting.net.

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Volcano Asian Bistro opens in Alpharetta

North Fulton agent Marny Midkiff was honored with the Phoenix Award.

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Volcano Asian Bistro recently opened its doors at 5316 Windward Parkway in Alpharetta. Featuring a sushi bar, the bistro serves freshly made-to-order Southeast Asian dishes from Thailand, China and Japan. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 678-366-9668 or visit www.volcanobistro.com.

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Georgia Eye Partners recently acquired Eye 1st Vision and Laser. The combined companies will move forward under the name Georgia Eye Partners. The addition of the former Johns Creek office of Eye 1st Vision and Laser (10080 Medlock Bridge Road) will be George Eye Partners’ third office in the metro-Atlanta area. The company currently has offices at Northside and Emory Midtown. Patients with questions about the acquisition should call the Johns Creek office at 770-623-3931. For more information, visit www.GaEyePartners. com.

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Lake buyers fear the past Zillow and Trulia – good or bad for real estate? It won’t come as a surprise to you that the Lake Lanier market is a different market than the rest. Housing inventory is, and has been, very low for some time now. That isn’t the case on Lake Lanier. The lake is a little more sensitive to seasonality than the rest of the market. Also, geographically, the lake is a much smaller part of the housing market, so it should be looked at differently. For home sales specifically on Lanier, the absorption rate (the rate at which the market will consume current inventory) is four times higher than the rest of the county. Currently, at the time of this article, there are 108 homes for sale in Forsyth County with a boat dock on Lake Lanier. Over the past 12 months, there have been 101 sales of similar homes – which equates to 12.8 months of lake inventory compared to 3.4 months of inventory for non-lake homes throughout the rest of Forsyth County.

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Currently, only 7 percent of lake inventory is listed under $300,000, but nearly 17 percent of all sales fall into that price range. At the opposite end of the spectrum, 30 percent of listed inventory is priced over $700,000, but only 10 percent of sales fall into that price range. So there is still significant downward pressure on luxury lake home sales while buyers are – as usual – snapping up bargains at the lower end. The main reasons affecting lake sales are the very slow recovery of the second home market and buyers’ fear that the low water issues during the drought in 2007 and 2008 will occur again. Water depth at the dock is paramount.

Are Trulia and Zillow good or bad for the real estate industry? That question is one of the most contested amongst real estate agents today. Not contested is the fact that both companies have enjoyed impressive revenue and valuation growth. Real estate agents subscribing to their “lead-generation” services represent the lion’s share of each company’s revenue. These agents pay on average $3,100 per year and $2,300 per year to Zillow and Trulia, respectively. Some of the good things about Zillow and Trulia: They provide greater listing exposure to millions of consumers. The addition of tax records, school ratings and other information to listings is good for consumers and makes the agents’ job easier. They level the playing field for newer agents and agents without many listings, give consumers access to FSBOs (for sale by owner), foreclosures and other non-agent represented properties, which paints a fuller picture of the available mar-

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ket, and create a new, broadly reaching advertising platform for agents to advertise their skills. Some of the bad things about Zillow and Trulia: A high percentage of their “available” listings are actually sold or off the market. This confuses and upsets consumers and makes agents look

bad. The sites’ property valuations are often way off, making agents’ jobs harder. They promote non-listing agents alongside listings that aren’t theirs, tricking consumers into believing they know the property, and they sell to any agent, regardless of experience. The title of “Premier” or “Pro,” the “leads” generated for subscribing agents, are low quality, non-responsive and a waste of time, and the cost of being a subscribing agent is too high for what you get. Basically, use Zillow and Trulia only as a reference. Go to a professional to verify and provide accurate real estate information.

DICK JONES

Founder & President Jones Simply Sales

what to do, and a sales methodology shows you how to do it. Knowing what to do without how to do it is a recipe for disaster. It’s like baking a cake. You may know what ingredients to use and how long to bake the cake. But the methodology of baking a cake is the step-by-step directions on how to mix the batter, when to add the ingredients, how long to

bake it and what to do when it’s done. It’s the same thing for sales. All sales professionals know that you find leads, convert them to opportunities and then close business. But there are many routes you can take in this process, and all of them don’t produce the same results. Following a sales methodology can help you better qualify leads, work more effectively with opportunities and close more business against your competition. Using a sales methodology is a proven way to improve your win rates, and if you are winning more business, it is helping you grow your small business!

Georgia’s first energy efficiency store opens in Alpharetta Business: SuperGreen Solutions Owner: Marvin Austin Opened: November 2013 What: SuperGreen Solutions is Georgia’s first energy efficiency store. SuperGreen leads the market as one of the world’s premier advisors, suppliers and installers of domestic and commercial energy efficient solutions, making us truly a “one stop energy solution shop.” Launching SuperGreen provides an opportunity to do something with a purpose in an emerging industry and fulfill an

ambition to build a winning company with high values and talented people. As such, it is our plan to achieve favorable results by doing business the “right way.” Where: 1605 Mansell Road, Suite D in Alpharetta Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday by appointment. Call: 770-755-1686 Email: marvinA@supergreensolutions.com Website: www.supergreensolutions.com or www.trumarkhomecare.com

Join us

April p 3rd, 5:30pm at Taqueria C Corporate Office Join the Alpharetta Chamber for a can’t miss after hours at the new PURE Taqueria corporate headquarters (located next to the restaurant). Bring business cards, network, and have a great time!

JOIN TODAY!

Calendar Editor ryan@northfulton.com Submit your event to northfulton.com or email with photo to calendar@ northfulton.com. For a more complete list of local events including support groups, volunteer opportunities and business meetings visit the calendar on northfulton.com.

LOCAL LIVE MUSIC »

LOCATION: 103 Roswell Street • Alpharetta, GA 30004 On-site, street parking, city lot on Roswell St., or complimentary vallet at the restaurant. (678) 240-0023 • puretaqueria.com

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The legendary jazz vocalist Diane Schuur is coming to the Velvet note. With a long and prestigious career, including even a performance at the White House for the Reagans, Diane Schuur’s performance is sure to be spectacular. Tickets for the Sunday show have already sold out, so be sure to get the tickets for Monday’s show early. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. April 7. 4075 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. Please call 855-583-5838 or visit thevelvetnote.com.

ART » SANDY SPRINGS ARTSAPALOOZA

The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces presents the Third Annual Sandy Springs Artsapalooza. Artsapalooza is one of the premiere art festival attractions in the Sandy Springs area and draws a large crowd each year to the beautiful treelined streets of Sandy Springs. Equal parts art show, music festival and street party, Sandy Springs Artsapalooza is the perfect way to kick of spring festival season in Atlanta. This festival will feature up to 150 local and regional artists representing disciplines in painting, ceramics, glass, woodwork, handcraft, mixed media and more. In addition to the selection of artwork, the festival will also include a lineup of gourmet food trucks, live acoustic music, children’s activities, and free parking and admission.

of “Cattle Drive in Roswell,” and other stories from the book “Blue Locusts” by author Marion Blackwell, to be held in the Historic Gardens of Great Oaks. 7 p.m. April 3. 786 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. Please visit roswellhistoricalsociety.org.

THEATER » Mello-Drama Productions presents “Oliver” at the Cumming Playhouse, the classic musical based on the novel “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens. Show times vary. Through April 19. 101 School Street, Cumming. Please call 770-781-9178 or visit playhousecumming.com.

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concessions including gourmet food trucks. This event is organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and volunteer artists to benefit the local community. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. April 5 - 6. 1451 Ponce de Leon Ave., Northeast, Atlanta. Please call 404-873-1222 or visitfestivalonponce.com.

YOUNG ADULT AUTHOR JACKSON PEARCE

‘OLIVER’

JAZZ VOCALIST DIANE SCHUUR

Using a sales methodology improves win rates Is your small business using a sales methodology to enable a more effective sales process? Do all of your sales representatives adhere to your sales methodology to qualify and pursue new business? Most small businesses don’t follow a defined sales methodology, and subsequently, they sub-optimize their win rates and revenue growth potential. What exactly is a sales methodology? At its core, a sales methodology provides sales professionals with a framework and step-by-step instructions on all aspects of the sales process. Don’t confuse a sales process with a sales methodology. A sales process tells you

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The Festival benefits a scholarship fund for local artists administered by the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. April 12. 6100 Lake Forrest Drive Northeast, Sandy Springs. Please call 404-873-1222 or visit sandyspringsartsapalooza. com.

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EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA AT FORSYTH YMCA The Easter Eggstravaganza at the Forsyth YMCA will feature an Easter egg hunt, decorating eggs, face painting, Easter crafts and bounce houses. A great free event for the family. 2 – 4 p.m. April 6. Y Street, Cumming. Please call 770888-2788.

Come and learn about the publishing industry with accomplished young adult author Jackson Pearce at the NE/Spruill Oaks Library. Navigating the publishing world is tough, from writing queries and short summaries to how advances and royalties work. Registration required. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. April 12. 9560 Spruill Road, Johns Creek. Please call 770-360-8820 or visit afpls.org.

TOP FIVE EVENTS ‘CHARLOTTE’S WEB’

The Center for Puppetry Arts presents “Charlotte’s Web,” an adaptation of the novel by E.B. White, in which Charlotte the spider and Wilbur the pig become unlikely friends. Show times vary. April 10 – May 25. 1404 Spring St. Northwest, Atlanta. Please call 404873-3391 or visit puppet.org.

ROSWELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY THEATRE NIGHT

The Roswell Historical Society will host a Theatre Night, featuring a dress rehearsal of “Camelot” at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. A preperformance reception will be held, featuring light refreshments and a silent auction. 5:30 p.m. April 8. 950 Forrest St., Roswell. Please visit roswellhistoricalsociety.org.

ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL

AUDITIONS FOR ‘DRIVING MISS DAISY’

Presented by Gypsy Theatre Company at the Sylvia Beard Theatre (Buford Community Center), performing July 10-27. 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. April 8, 9 and 12. 2200 Buford Highway, Buford. Please call 770-870-7697 or visit gypsytheatrecompany.biz.

EVENTS » FORSYTH COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS PLANT SALE

Featuring a wide assortment of native plants, trees, shrubs, vegetables, garden art and free presentations throughout the day, the Master Gardeners Plant Sale is a must for anyone with a green thumb. The funds received from the Plant Sale goes to supporting county-wide gardening projects, demonstration gardens and sharing gardening knowledge with the community. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on April 11 and 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on April 12. The Barn at Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming. Please call 770887-2418.

ROSWELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY READS ‘BLUE LOCUSTS’

The Roswell Historical society presents a reading

Join the more than 20,000 people who attend the Atlanta Film Festival each year and enjoy an incredible variety of documentaries, shorts, narratives, animated films and more. As an Academy Award qualifying festival, this is your chance to be among the first people in the world to see the short films that could be nominated for best picture. 6 p.m. Through April 6. 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave. North, Atlanta. Please call 678-929-8103 or visit atlantafilmfestival.com.

SWEET AS A PEACH INDIE AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING

Into the Night Reviews is hosting the first annual Georgia Indie Author Event. This year’s theme is Sweet as a Peach, and more than fifty authors will be in attendance. The event will be donating food to a local children's charity, so any donations of canned goods would be greatly appreciated. 2 – 6 p.m. April 5. 3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Cumming. Please call 770-781-6974 or visit gaindieauthorevent. blogspot.com.

SPRING FESTIVAL ON PONCE

The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Spring Festival on Ponce on April 5 – 6, 2014. Visitors will enjoy fine art and crafts, children’s area, live acoustic entertainment and local food and beverage

BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY

The Forsyth County Lions Club presents its First Annual "Breakfast With The Easter Bunny at Fowler Park. This event will feature a pancake breakfast with the trimmings, a visit from The Easter Bunny, plus various children's activities, storytelling and a performance by the local barbershop quartet, “Three Score and More.” All proceeds will be used to help low-income uninsured Forsyth County residents receive vision and hearing care. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. April 12. 4110 Carolene Way, Cumming. Please call 770-887-8478 or visit forsythcountylions.org.

RACES & BENEFITS »

JAZZ TRUMPETER JOE GRANSDEN Joe Gransden, a jazz trumpeter hailing from New York, will be coming to the Velvet Note. 7 and 9 p.m. April 13. 4075 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. Please call 855-583-5838 or visit thevelvetnote.com.

SMITH’S PLANTATION EASTER EGG HUNT

This Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the historic grounds of the Smith Plantation for Children ages 8 and under, who should bring their own baskets and enjoy finding candy-filled treasures. 10 – 11 a.m. April 11. 935 Alpharetta St., Roswell. Please visit archibaldsmithplantation.org.

CHASTAIN CHASE

The Chastain Chase 6k will wind through beautiful and historic Chastain Park. The event benefits the Cancer Support Community Atlanta (an affiliate of Northside Hospital) and will fund support and education programs for cancer patients in the area. Event begins and ends at Road Runner Sports. 8 a.m. April 6. 3756 Roswell Road Northeast, Suite 16, Atlanta. Please call 404-843-1880 or visit cscatlanta.org.

SWEEP THE HOOCH RIVER CLEANUP EVENT

Sweep the Hooch is the largest river cleanup event in Georgia, traversing 60 miles and including 27 sites. Registration is required, so be sure to register for your preferred site early. 9 a.m. April 12. Various locations. Please visit sweepthehooch.org.


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Jennifer Pino Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty You have found the house, done your homework and you are ready to make an offer. A sense of fair play at each step will make the sellers want to work with you, which helps you get to your goal of home ownership. Here are some tips to making the deal stick. Make a fair offer. Your agent has helped you determine market value by looking at comparable sales, so coming in with a lowball offer may only upset the seller and make them not want to work with you. Also, another buyer could make an offer while yours is under consideration, and you want to be poised to stay in the game. Remember, it is only a “good deal� if it is good for all parties. Keep it simple. It is ok to try to negotiate personal property which is attached to the house, like a refrigerator, window treatments, or special bathroom mirror, but accept that those items are theirs and you may not get them. Negotiate the house first. If you come to terms, then you

can make them an offer on any other personal items you may wish to purchase. Asking for the seller’s personal items to be included at no cost attributes no value to their items, and risks offending the sellers. Include standard contingencies. A due diligence period of 10 days should be sufficient to do all inspections, and a finance contingency of 28 days is standard. Anything above that will be hard for the sellers to accept. Only address real concerns. When your inspections are complete, you enter into another negotiation for repairs. The inspector will list everything that is not perfect, or built to today’s code. Talk to the inspector about the items of concern to find out if these items are “deal breakers� or are they just mentioned because today’s code has changed since the house was built. Focus on items related to safety and the integrity of the house, like electrical issues, non functioning systems, wood rot, etc. Asking the seller to make cosmetic changes or replace older things when they are in

When you establish a base of respect and fairness at each step of the process, the sellers will be eager to work with you and accommodate your requests along the way. working order can make the deal fall apart. When you establish a base of respect and fairness at each step of the process, the sellers will be eager to work with you and accommodate your requests along the way. Each party will gain and compromise during the negotiation, and both parties will feel good about the transaction.

sional. REALTORSŽ have been educated on real estate laws and contracts, and work to improve their knowledge on a daily basis. It is to my advantage to buy from the agent that I met in the open house. Find out if this agent is representing the seller. If so, you will forfeit your right to your own representation. My Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty agent can only help me find a home in the State of Georgia. Through our relocation network, we can acquire representation for you anywhere in the world. An Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty agent can only show and sell their own company listings. All members of the real estate community can show all the homes and land currently for sale. A real estate agent possesses a license to sell property in the state of Georgia and can show any listed property in the state. It is to my advantage to use the on-site agent to purchase a newly constructed home. The agent in a new home subdivision represents the home builder.

Your Buyer’s agent can find out the information for you for any house or land listed for sale. It is always best to have your own representation for negotiations. Most of the time the builder has already set the commission rate for each home sale and this does not usually change, so saving a great deal of money is not possible. If you use the builder’s agent you will forfeit your right to representation. If I see a yard sign or an ad in the newspaper, I must call the agent in the ad or on the sign to learn about the property. Your Buyer’s agent can find out the information for you for any house or land listed for sale. It is always best to have your own representation for negotiations. Call me today to find out the truth about real estate.

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CITY OF MILTON PUBLIC NOTICE PH-14-AB-03

CITY OF MILTON PUBLIC NOTICE PH-14-AB-02

PLACE 13000 Deerfield Pkwy Bldg 100 Ste 107E Milton, GA 30004

PLACE 13000 Deerfield Pkwy Bldg 100 Ste 107E Milton, GA 30004

PLACE 13000 Deerfield Pkwy Bldg 100 Ste 107E Milton, GA 30004

DATE & TIME 4/14/14 6:00 PM

DATE & TIME 4/14/14 6:00 PM

CITY OF MILTON PUBLIC NOTICE PH-14-AB-01

PURPOSE Package Retail Addition of Wine Package Retail APPLICANT All About Spirits, Inc d/b/a All About Spirits 15840 Birmingham Hwy, Ste B Tana Coleman, Contact 404-732-4003

DATE & TIME 4/14/14 6:00 PM

PURPOSE Consumption on Premises Wine and Malt Beverages

PURPOSE Consumption on Premises Wine, Malt Beverages, & Distilled Spirits

APPLICANT Sequoia Golf Manor, LLC d/b/a The Manor Golf & Country Club 15951 Manor Club Dr

APPLICANT Sequoia Golf Manor, LLC d/b/a The Manor Golf & Country Club 15952 Manor Club Dr

Contact Robin Spradlin 678-416-7595

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Date of Location Approval: March 3, 2014 The project is located in the City of Milton just west of the community of Crabapple, and Land lots 1098, 1099, 1134-1136, 1169, 1170, of the 2nd District and 2nd Section of Fulton County. The project consists of adding left turn lanes on SR 372 (Crabapple Road/Birmingham Highway) and Broadwell Road; improving the typical section and alignment of the existing local roads McFarlin Lane/Parkstead Lane/Branyan Trail from the existing intersection of McFarlin Lane with SR 372 (Birmingham Highway) to the end of existing Branyan Trail; and extending the Branyan Trail approximately 500 feet, of new location roadway, to intersect with SR 372 (Crabapple Road) at Crabapple Chase Drive. Two single lane roundabouts are also proposed; one at SR 372 (Crabapple Road) and Crabapple Chase Drive, and the other at SR 372 (Birmingham Highway) and McFarlin Lane. The project length is 0.31 miles along SR 372 (Birmingham Highway, milepost 1.54)/Broadwell Road, 0.43 miles along SR 372 (Crabapple Road, milepost 0.86)/Mayfield Road, 0.45 miles along McFarlin Lane/Parkstead Lane/Branyan Trail/Crabapple Chase Drive. Drawings and/or maps, and/or plats of the proposed project as approved are on file and are available for inspection at the Georgia Department of Transportation: Sebastian Nesbitt Area 2 Engineer snesbitt@dot.ga.gov 1269 Kennestone Circle Marietta, GA 30066 770-528-3238 Any interested party may obtain a copy of the drawings or maps or plats or portions thereof by paying a nominal fee and requesting in writing to: Genetha Rice-Singleton State Program Delivery Engineer grice-singleton@dot.ga.gov 600 West Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30308 404-631-1860 Any written request or communication in reference to this project or notice SHOULD include the Project and P.I. Numbers as noted at the top of this notice.

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CITY OF MILTON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR TEXT AMENDMENTS TO THE ZONING ORDINANCE (Chapter 64 of the City Code) RZ14-05 - To amend Article VI, Division 23 – CUP (Community Unit Plan) district

Hopewell House Renovations BID NUMBER 14-PW4

CITY OF MILTON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR REZONINGS AND TEXT AMENDMENTS (This item was deferred from the February 26, 2014 Planning Commission Meeting to the April 23, 2014 Planning Commission Meeting.) Petition Number: Location: Applicant: Request:

Public Hearings:

RZ13-18 14738 Birmingham Hwy Piedmont Atlantic Capital To rezone from AG-1 (Agricultural) to CUP (Community Unit Plan) to develop 17 single family residences.

Planning Commission Meeting Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Mayor and City Council Meeting Monday, May 19, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Location:

Milton City Hall 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107E (Council Chambers) Milton, GA 30004 678-242-2500

Rex T. Grizzle, Owner Locally Owned and Operated 12050 Crabapple Rd. Roswell, GA 30075

FUNERAL DIRECTORS 770-645-1414 info@northsidechapel.com and CREMATORY www.northsidechapel.com

North Fulton’s Only On-Site Crematory

RZ14-07 – To amend Article VI, Division 13 – TR (Townhouse Residential) district

Bruce F. AcKinclose, Jr., 70, of Suwanee, passed away March 14, 2014. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home.

Antoinette Giuseffi, 102, passed away March 16, 2014. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home and Greenlawn Cemetery.

Otis Bottoms, 75, of Cumming, passed away March 18, 2014. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home.

Kathleen Grindle Hughes, 86, of Cumming, passed away March 19, 2014. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home.

Linda Cato, 69, passed away March 18, 2014. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home and Greenlawn Cemetery.

Elizabeth Sweeney Lodewick, 61, passed away March 17, 2014. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home and Greenlawn Cemetery.

RZ14-08 – To amend Article VI, Division 4 – R-2 (Single Family Residential) district RZ14-09 – To amend Article VI, Division 5 – R-2A (Single Family Residential) district Public Hearings:

Community Zoning Information Meeting Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Planning Commission Meeting Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Mayor and City Council Meeting Monday, June 16, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Location:

April 29th, 2014 2:00PM Local Time Milton City Hall To be publicly opened approximately 2:05PM in the Courthouse The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

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Sealed Bid Due Date:

The City of Milton is requesting submittals from interested parties for a public private partnership. The request for sealed bids (Hopewell House Renovations) is posted on the following websites:

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RZ14-06 – To amend Article VI, Division 24 – NUP (Neighborhood Unit Plan) district

Request for Bid

NOTICE OF LOCATION AND DESIGN APPROVAL Project Number CSHPP-0007-00(313), Fulton County P.I. Number 0007313 Notice is hereby given in compliance with Georgia code 22-2-109 and 32-3-5 that the Georgia Department of Transportation has approved the Location and Design of this project.

ANY

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Milton City Hall 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107E (Council Chambers) Milton, GA 30004 678-242-2500

Jerry Clark, 71, of Suwanee, passed away March 21, 2014. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home. Sheryl Ann Cruz, 52, of Duluth, passed away March 24, 2014. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home.

Bobby Neal Pruitt, 63, of Cumming, passed away March 20, 2014. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home. Jane S. Zucker, 68, of Atlanta, passed away March 25, 2014. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home.

CITY OF MILTON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR TEXT AMENDMENTS TO THE ZONING ORDINANCE (These items were deferred from the March 26, 2014 Planning Commission Meeting) RZ13-22 To amend Chapter 64, Article VII, Division 6 Northwest Fulton Overlay District RZ14-01 To amend Chapter 64, Article I, Section 64-1 Definitions RZ14-02 To amend Chapter 64, Article IX Administrative Permits and Use Permits RZ14-03 To amend Chapter 64, Article IX Administrative Permits and Use Permits to create a new Use Permit for a Rural or Agricultural Event Facility RZ14-04 To amend Chapter 64, Article IX Administrative Permits and Use Permits to create a new Use Permit for an Artist Studio Public Hearings:

Special Called Planning Commission Meeting Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Mayor and City Council Meeting Monday, May 19, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

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