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Mother, toddler Milton loves its veterans jump from blaze Love Project THE MILTON LOVE PROJECT — HEARTS FOR VETERANS »

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MILTON, Ga. – A famous song once said, “All you need is love.” For residents in Milton, they take that to heart, giving love to those who need it. The Milton Love Project sets out to help the needy in Milton. Whether they have lost a loved one or are in need of just a little TLC, the people of the project set out to help, often in the form of little wooden signs hand-painted and placed in yards. Each sign has words of encouragement. This year for Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the Milton Love Project set out to give love to the troops. Debbie Daviadoff headed the Hearts for Veterans Project in an effort to give thanks and recognition to veterans living in Milton. These hearts will be displayed every year on Memorial Day, July 4 and Veterans Day. In five days, they were able to construct, paint and deliver a grand total of 91 “Hearts for Veterans.” With the help from neighboring children and friendly souls, they got it done. “I know a few veterans, and one thing that had been mentioned to me in the past was that people always do things to honor deceased veterans, but nobody ever does anything to thank living veterans,” Daviadoff said. The hearts were assembled with help from veteran Terry

By JONATHAN COPSEY MILTON, Ga. – The Milton community is rallying around a local family after a mother and her toddler were forced to jump out a second floor window. Their family is without a home after their house was engulfed in flames and smoke Nov. 22. The home, in the White Columns neighborhood in Milton, was completely destroyed in the fire, which was reported just before 7 a.m. The family of nine – the parents and seven children ages 3-16 – were getting ready for the day when they

spotted the flames, said Milton Fire Chief Robert Edgar. “The daughter ran into the father’s room and said the house was on fire,” Edgar said. Flames were quickly making their way up a wall. “They were amazed at how quickly the fire had progressed and multiplied in size.” The mother ran upstairs to grab the family’s toddler and was trapped when smoke became too thick. Edgar said she was forced to jump from a second floor window, carrying the child. Both were taken to Grady Hospital. The child was released hours later but the mother received injuries from the fall as well as burns, Edgar said. She was discharged from the hospital Nov. 23. The father was taken to

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Alyssa and Kelsey Sayre lie down with heart signs they created for local veterans. Allen, then painted with love by Natalie Fiacco, Kiera Jones, Matt and Charlie Paulus, Alyssa and Kelsey Sayre and Ashley Martin. Aidan Fitzpatrick helped deliver and install the hearts in the yards of veterans’ homes, along with

several adult volunteers. The hearts were placed on the front lawns of local veterans just in time for Veterans Day. In response, Daviadoff said

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A Milton family lost their home Friday, Nov. 22, after a fire destroyed it.

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Pregnant woman fights with police MILTON, Ga. – An unknown pregnant woman fought with and bit police Nov. 21 after she was caught shoplifting. Employees of the Kohl’s store on Ga. 9 said they saw the pregnant suspect in the shoe department picking out pairs of shoes, removing them from their boxes and placing the shoes in her shopping cart. She then replaced the empty boxes on the shelf. She then went to the jewelry department where she picked out earring

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and necklaces, also placing them in her cart. She repeated this in the clothing department, picking out tops. Finally, she went to the fitting room. When she left the fitting room, store employees said her purse was noticeably full and none of the items were left in the fitting room. They stopped her as she attempted to leave the store without paying for her items. When police arrived, she gave them a false name and began pleading with them not to arrest her and that people would kill her if they found out. She repeatedly said she would kill herself. When police tried to place handcuffs on her, she fought back, even biting one of the officers. She was taken to North Fulton Hospital for treatment and evaluation. She was charged with shoplifting, felony obstruction of police, giving a

false name and battery.

32, of Smyrna was arrested Nov. 16 on Highway 9 in Roswell for DUI, failure to maintain lane and possession of marijuana.

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Norcross was arrested Nov. 13 on Old Roswell Road in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana, possession of drugrelated items and headlight violation. ►► Joe H. Williams, 18, of Newport Bay Drive, Alpharetta, was arrested Nov. 11 on Laurelwood Lane in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana and possession of drug-related items. ►► Shawn Anthony Richardson, 36, of Atlanta was arrested Nov. 15 on Lancaster Loop in Roswell for possession of marijuana and parking violation. ►► Reginald Lynn Dunning, 20, of Ashley Forest Drive, Alpharetta, was arrested Nov. 16 on Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell for possession of mari-

Woman uses fake IDs to get credit cards ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A Powder Springs woman was arrested Nov. 19 after allegedly using fake driver’s licenses to open store credit cards. Employees at the Best Buy at North Point Mall told police the suspect, Amber Diane Weber, 22, of Powder Springs, opened a store credit card and charged $1,068 before employees suspected her driver’s license was a fake. She left the store. Police caught up with her on Ga. 400 where she was found to have another fake driver’s license on her, as well as a Macy’s credit card opened in that license’s name. She claimed an unknown man gave her the two IDs and

juana with intent to distribute and no license. ►► Kyare Lasalle Griffin, 20, of Ashley Court, Alpharetta, was arrested Nov. 16 on Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and giving false information. ►► Jonathan Daniel Cunningham, 23, of Old Dogwood Road, Roswell, was arrested Nov. 16 on Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. ►► Nicholas Gerald Spence, 23, of Atlanta was arrested Nov. 16 on Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and obstruction of an officer. ►► Larae Corin Coates, 31, of Atlanta was arrested Nov. 18 on Alpharetta Highway in Roswell for possession of marijuana, possession of drugrelated items and giving false information. ►► Joseph W. Kinskey, 20, of Broughton Street, Roswell, was arrested Nov. 20 on Woodstock Road in Roswell for possession of marijuana. told her what to do with them. Both stolen IDs were from women in the state of New York. Weber was charged with credit card forgery and identity fraud.

Sleeping man found with meth, pot MILTON, Ga. – A sleeping man was found to have several types of drugs on him Nov. 20. Police were called to the CVS on Ga. 9 north of Bethany Bend about 4:20 p.m. after a man was reportedly sound asleep in his car and had been for several hours. When police woke him, the suspect, Kyle Jay Copp, 26, of Steeple Chase, Alpharetta, seemed disoriented. When asked if police could search his car, he

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Blotter: Continued from Page 2 refused. A police dog was brought in and allegedly alerted at several places around the car, signifying possible drugs. A search of the car yielded two marijuana grinders, a bottle of vodka, a bottle of prescription pills, several wedding rings and gems, more than $200 cash and several plastic baggies containing a white powder and rocks, suspected methamphetamine. Copp also allegedly refused to give his real name to police. He was arrested for possession of methamphetamines, possession of marijuana, driving with an open container of alcohol, possession of drug-related paraphernalia and giving a false name to police.

Two businesses burglarized CUMMING, Ga. — Someone broke into two businesses and stole about $1,300 in cash and equipment, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s incident

report. On Nov. 16, deputies were dispatched to Jets Pizza, 2950 Buford Highway, because someone busted the front glass door. When deputies arrived, an employee from a neighboring business said she saw it broken when she arrived for work. She said the alarm was going on off, but did not see anyone inside. Deputies said two cash registers were emptied out, the shelf that held them was damaged and the safe was missing. The floor was scratched leading from the register area to the front door. Deputies said the suspect must have broken the shelf to steal the safe and drug it out of the store. The manager of Jets Pizza told deputies he put the $980 in cash from the registers into a safe the night before. The owner said it will cost about $2,500 to replace the damaged and stolen property. On the same day, the Castle Car Wash, 1780 Buford Highway, was also broken into. Deputies said glass had been removed from an employee entrance inside the car wash machine. The cash register had been emptied of $300, and the owner’s $1,000 laptop and accounting software

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Teen found shoplifting items MILTON, Ga. – An 18-year-old Alpharetta woman was arrested Nov. 20 for attempting to steal movies, clothes and snacks from the Windward Walmart. According to store employees, June Ruth Ungaro, 18, of Planter’s Ridge Lane, Alpharetta, was seen picking out items throughout the store and placing them into shopping bags. She allegedly selected several movies, a frozen pie | Milton Herald | December 4, 2013 | 3

and men’s shirts and socks. She then tried to leave the store without paying for the $113-worth of items. She later admitted to police she could not pay for the items. Ungaro was arrested for shoplifting.

Fake cops calling residents MILTON, Ga. – A Milton resident is a suspect in several phone calls of people claiming to be police officers. A man reported to police Nov. 22 that he was called from a local number the day before with the callers – a man and a woman – claiming to be

Dunwoody Police officers. They claimed he was a suspect in a harassing communications report stemming from supposed membership in an adult website. The victim gave his full name, birthdate and Social Security number to the “officers.” The victim later called Dunwoody Police, who advised the people he spoke with were not officers. The number was called by police, and the phone was answered by a woman identifying herself as Dunwoody Police. She was identified as an “Annette Davis” of North Park Lane, Milton. A man, Orlando Caballeo, of Pine Vista Bluff, Alpharetta, was also implicated. Police are investigating.


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Christmas in Crabapple set for December 7 MILTON, Ga. – Saturday, Dec. 7 is sure to have heaps of holiday cheer in Milton as the city, in partnership with the Crabapple Community Association, hosts the sixth annual Christmas in Crabapple from 2 to 5 p.m. in historic downtown Crabapple.

Again, Christmas in Crabapple will be a celebration throughout the Crabapple Crossroads. At Friendship Community Park, there will be Christmas, Hanukkah and holiday music favorites, a holiday bounce house, funnel cakes, hot chocolate and holiday train

rides. In historic downtown Crabapple, the CCA is offering photos with Santa Claus at Blencoe and Co. Photographic Arts, a bonfire and the return of the “North Pole Passport” program featuring local businesses. The park is located at

12785 Birmingham Highway between Crabapple Crossing Elementary and Northwestern Middle schools. Don’t forget about the second annual Mayor’s Holiday Open House hosted by City Council on Sunday, Dec. 15.

Second annual Mayor’s Holiday Open House hosted by City Council MILTON, Ga. – In an effort to create the most welcoming, inclusive community in the state, every resident of Milton is again cordially invited to the second annual Mayor’s Holiday Open House hosted by City Council Sunday, Dec. 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the home of Mayor Joe Lockwood on Dorris Road. The entire city is welcome to the informal holiday party, which will be held at the mayor’s home. All food and drinks will be donated by City Council and local businesses. Shuttled parking will be

available from 4 to 7 p.m. at Milton High School, 13025 Birmingham Highway in Milton. Handicapped parking will be available at the home, 375 Dorris Road in Milton. To RSVP, please email and include your name and address to verify you are a Milton resident. You will be sent an invitation to print out. For more information on either of these holiday events, contact Special Projects and Events Manager Angela Thompson at 678-242-2530 or


Baylee Littrell stands by the mayor’s Christmas tree at last year’s party. This year, the Open House is Dec. 15.

NFCC helps needy with Obamacare Certified to navigate ACA for free By JONATHAN COPSEY NORTH FULTON, Ga. – It’s no secret the Affordable Care Act – also known as “Obamacare” – can be confusing. In an effort to help their clients, North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) is offering guidance to navigate the many layers of the ACA. Eden Purdy, director of programs for NFCC, said they have partnered with the Jewish Family Career Service Center to provide a state “navigator,” that is, someone certified to offer guidance on obtaining

health care. “[The navigator] will come out twice a month to help clients screen and complete their applications and answer questions about health care and help them make the right choices,” Purdy said. In Georgia, the ACA was further complicated when the state opted out of expanding Medicare and Medicaid, making insurance tough to afford. “Many of our clients won’t be able to afford the insurance or benefits of the marketplace,” Purdy said. “We are hoping that there will be other options for them.”

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We’re hoping between the two of these options, we will be better positioned to serve those in our community.” EDEN PURDY NFCC Director of Programs

In addition to the navigator, Purdy said the NFCC is certified by the federal government as an organization that can train volunteers to help with the ACA in conjunction with the navigator. “On days the navigator is not here, volunteers can assist clients,” Purdy said, including answering questions, helping understand their choices and helping screen applicants. “We’re hoping between the two of these options, we will be better positioned to serve those in our community who are struggling to grasp this concept.” Purdy said she sees about 24 people each Monday seeking help on similar programs. Given the complexity of the ACA, she expects double the usual number of people knocking on her door. Given the need, having a certified group is essential. Purdy said she is already hearing of scam artists con-

ning people out of health care money. “We’ve already heard from clients of people who are set up in the apartments and communities who have charged money to help process an application,” Purdy said. “These people have no business doing it. Only navigators or certified application counselors can give help. They are taking advantage of people.” NFCC offers the program and advice free of charge. Each year, NFCC helps more than 5,000 needy families in the North Fulton area with food, clothing and emergency assistance, as well as providing skills training and help with government programs. The navigator will begin helping clients of the NFCC beginning in December on the second and fourth Mondays. \ Check for a list of available dates and times.

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Healthy children still at risk for flu Flu shot highly recommended for children, parents By CAITLIN WAGENSEIL ATLANTA – Hundreds of healthy children die from the flu each year. While children with highrisk medical conditions including asthma and heart disease are more likely to contract the flu, those without any previous health problems are also

susceptible, according to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). From October 2004 through September 2012, the study showed 830 children died from the flu. Of those children, 43 percent had no high-risk medical conditions. “It doesn’t matter whether there’s some underlying condition or not,” said Dr. James Fortenberry, pediatrician-inchief at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. “Healthy children are at risk too – it’s critical that everybody get the flu shot.” As a pediatric critical care

doctor, Fortenberry treats children who have a mild case of the flu, as well as children who end up in the intensive care unit because the virus has become so severe. “The flu can take a variety of forms, and the reason we’re so concerned is because it can affect so many people, both children and adults. While it simply causes a lot of discomfort for most patients, it can cause life-threatening complications for others,” he said. Fortenberry added the flu harms children less than 2 years of age because their im-

mune response isn’t as well developed. “They’re more likely to have a severe form of the flu because unlike teenagers or adults, they haven’t been exposed to different years of the flu to help them build up an immunity to it,” he said. Which is why, Fortenberry said, the flu vaccine is recommended yearly for all children over the age of 6 months through adulthood. The exception is children with egg allergies because the vaccine contains eggs. But Fortenberry said even with the allergy, there are preparations that children and parents can take. And with the National Influenza Vaccination Week approaching, Dec. 8-14, Fortenberry said children are not the only ones who need to be getting their flu shot. “The No. 1 way to prevent the flu is getting your flu vaccine – and that’s not just the child. Parents need to take care of themselves too,” he said. In addition to the flu shot, Fortenberry said there are easy steps to prevent contracting the flu. “Always practice good hand washing because that will prevent the spread of the virus,” he said. “It tends to

spread hand to hand, or hand to mouth, so washing your hands and bringing a bottle of hand sanitizer around with you is key.” For parents, Fortenberry said if their child does catch the flu, the best thing to do is keep them at home. “They need to be at home resting so that they’re less likely to pass the virus on to someone else. Plenty of fluids, some chicken soup and mom’s TLC are the best way to handle the flu,” Fortenberry said. He added if the child starts to have difficulty breathing, if they’re vomiting and aren’t able to keep fluids down, then it’s probably time to go to the emergency room. But usually, Fortenberry said, the flu is a virus that gets better with time. For more information, visit


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Community leaders go back to school to see how today’s students learn By HATCHER HURD JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Ron Jones, a financial advisor at Wells Fargo Financial Advisors, took a day off last week to go back to school. He had the chance to get a close-up look at education in today’s schools and to see what it takes to lead a school. He and 80 other Fulton County community leaders took part in Fulton County Schools’ annual Principal for a Day program as part of American Education Week, which was Nov. 18-22. The participating schools across Fulton County helped community leaders learn firsthand for a day what goes on in their public schools. Jones teamed up with Abbotts Hill Elementary School Principal Roytunda Stabler to tour the school and get a firsthand sense of public school education. He said he came away impressed. “I got a big appreciation of the way the schools use tech-


Ron Jones asks students for help with one of the big words as he reads a story to them. nology and the most advanced leadership techniques to train the teachers,” Jones said. Stabler, principal at the school for 14 years, noted that Abbotts Hill ES is a Cohort 1 school, which means it is in the first group to go through Fulton’s charter schools program. “Our teachers have TAG [talented and gifted] endorse-

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School board clashes over rotating meetings north, south Reeves, Schultz on opposite sides By CANDY WAYLOCK NORTH FULTON, Ga. – A deep division on the Fulton Board of Education is emerging over the decision to continue rotating board meetings between locations in North and South Fulton once a new administrative center opens next year in Sandy Springs. The issue appears more symbolic than substantive, since few people actually at-

tend the board meetings in person, but reflects the ongoing issue over equity in the two ends of the school system. Last month, the Fulton School System purchased land for new headquarters on Powers Ferry Road in Sandy Springs, and will close its current site in South Fulton within the next 12 months. The move will save the system millions in renovations and upkeep and place the headquarters at the center



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as the opportunity to begin holding its monthly meetings at the central location. However, it appears the majority of the seven-member board supports continuing to rotate meetings between the Sandy Springs site and a site to be determined in South Fulton. The final vote is scheduled for the Dec. 3 school board meeting. The issue of rotating sites did not sit well with Alpharetta board member Katie Reeves and Sandy Springs member Gail Dean, who were the only two votes against placing the issue on the Dec. 3 agenda. During a contentious meeting on Nov. 12 and again on Nov. 21, both urged their peers to allow the issue to be considered at least 30 days prior to a final decision. Dean said the new headquarters is centrally located, and is the logical choice for board meetings. “The reason we are moving the office to a more central location is because two-thirds of our population is north of the city of Atlanta,” said Dean, whose district includes Sandy Springs and part of South Fulton. “We just spent quite a bit of taxpayer money to do that, [and] then to turn around and have half the meetings in the South is not doing what we [intended].” Board President Linda Schultz supports the rotation schedule, saying the board should be accessible to all of its constituents. “We did not, in my opinion, make those purchases to benefit the board meetings – our board meetings can be held anywhere,” said Schultz. “[They should be] wherever we can reach out to the community. We are not charged with making it convenient for staff.” However, the audience at board meetings is primarily school staff, as opposed to community members.

“Records aren’t kept on meeting attendance, but on average, the [public] crowd varies from a handful of people to about 20 people depending on interest in the agenda topics,” said Susan Hale, district spokeswoman. Beginning in 2006, the school system began video streaming its meetings live over the Internet, and video and audio recordings of the meetings are posted online within 24 hours and replayed on the system’s cable channel, FCSTV. Reeves pointed out eight high schools in Fulton County are north of the Chattahoochee River, compared to two in Sandy Springs and five in South Fulton. With the planned closing of Milton Center (formerly Milton High School) next year, there will be no administrative centers north of the river, she said. “Just because we call [the Sandy Springs site] ‘north,’ doesn’t mean I consider it north, and certainly the thousands of people who live in North Fulton do not consider it a north location,” said Reeves. “I’m trying to figure out if people who live north of the [Chattahoochee] river actually count.” Reeves said she would never push for a board meeting in the city of Milton because of its extreme north location. But she hopes the board will consider a more central location as opposed to a far southern site. Schultz said no decisions have been made over location or timing, and it will be discussed over the next year. “Several locations were discussed, including the future South Learning Center located on Flat Shoals Road. I would like to provide our staff some guidance regarding our future meeting locations as they plan for [new buildings]… however, the timing of the decision will be decided by the majority of the board.”



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Toys for Tots golf tourney be held Dec. 7 ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Toys for Tots is partnering with Turning Point for Women’s Healthcare for the sixth annual Toys for Tots Holiday Golf Tournament. The event takes place at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at East Course of the Alpharetta Athletic Club, 3430 Highway 9 North in Alpharetta. The entry fee is the cart fee, a donation of $20 to Turning Point and a wrapped gift(s) worth $25 or more. U.S. Marines will be in attendance to collect the toys. All AAC members, guests and Crooked Creek residents are invited. The format of the tournament will be a four-person scramble. Participants can sign up as a team or as a single. There will be payouts to first, second, third, fourth and fifth place. The tournament will also feature contests that require cash entry and have cash payouts, including hole-in-one, hit the green, straightest drive and putting contests. A silent auction for a round of golf with Roberto Castro, 2012 PGA Tour rookie and four-time all-American, will also be available. The highest

bidder will win a round with two friends and Castro at the Golf Club of Georgia. Toys for Tots is seeking sponsors for the tournament. The cost of being a corporate sponsor is $500 and will include prominent signage in the clubhouse and a foursome for the tournament as well as at Affinity Course, Alpharetta Athletic Club and Brookfield Golf Course. To be a tee sign sponsor, the cost is $50. The deadline for sponsorship is Nov. 30. To sign up, contact the East Course golf shop at 770-475-2300, ext. 114 or email Tom Leininger at tom.leininger@ —McKenzie Cunningham

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Blue Eagles win championship ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Alpharetta Youth Football Association (AYFA) second-grade Blue Eagles, coached by Bob Rech and Todd Townes, finished the season undefeated with a 10-0 record Nov. 16. They defeated the Red Eagles 43-14 to capture the AYFA second-grade championship. The Blue Eagles on the front row, from left, are Christian Barry, Jack Drescher, Mavric Gould and Mason Oliver. In the second row are Cole Giacobbe, Jack Cates, Carson Rech, Parker McClure, Parker Townes, Joey Gladwell, Gabe Chigwere, Alec Ritter and Sean Wilson. In the third row are coaches Bob Rech, Jonathan McClure, Todd Townes, Dave Gould and Steve Ritter. —Jonathan Copsey


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Local Youth soccer teams compete at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The following local youth soccer teams will competed along with 293 other elite soccer teams from across the country at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The teams traveled to Walt Disney World Resort Nov. 29 through Dec. 1 to take part in the Disney Junior Soccer Showcase, presented by AS Roma. • Alpharetta Ambush 03 Red – U11 • Alpharetta Ambush G00 Red – U14 • Concorde Fire North Black (Alpharetta) – U13 • Concorde Fire North Elite (Alpharetta) – U13 • Concorde Fire North Black (Alpharetta) – U11 • Concorde Fire Soccer Elite girls (Alpharetta) – U13 • DSC Revolution DSC 01 White (Buford) – U13 • United FA Elite 00 (Cumming) – U14 • United Futbol Academy 03 Red (Cumming) – U11 • United FA U11 G Black (Cumming) – U11 • United FA 00 Elite (Cumming) – U14 • United FA 01 Elite (Cumming) – U13 • United FA 01 Red (Cumming) – U13 • Alpharetta Ambush Red – U13 • Atlanta Fire United Gold (Duluth) – U12 • Atlanta Fire United 01 Elite (Duluth) – U13 • Atlanta Fire United 01 PreECNL (Suwanee) – U13 • Atlanta Fire United Elite (Suwanee) – U14 • Atlanta Fire United Elite 02 (Suwanee) – U13 • Atlanta Fire United Gold boys (Suwanee) – U11 • Concorde Fire Elite 99/00 (Suwanee) – U14 • Concorde Fire North 03 Black (Suwanee) – U11 • United Futbol United FA 03 Red (Suwanee) – U11 The Disney Junior Soccer Showcase is one of nine youth soccer tournaments held at the complex throughout the year aligning with major school holidays. In addition, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex hosts the Disney Soccer Academy where young players can train and learn alongside soccer pros such as English Premier League player Craig Bellamy. The complex is also the site of the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic, a preseason soccer tournament that attracts MLS soccer teams. | Milton Herald | December 4, 2013 | 15

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Mark Toro addresses Appen Media’s Best of the Best gala audience about leadership. thing) who affect the second third. Toro concentrates on hiring the first third. “Surround yourself with positive people,” he said. “Action is the best path to success.” Small is faster and that is the way to beat the “Big Boys,” because their bureaucracy will create lethargy. Toro’s whole team for Avalon numbers 64. It not only has cohesiveness and singleness of purpose, but it has a culture of accountability. They don’t fail because as a team, they work against failure; unlike bureaucracies, which work to avoid blame. “The culture is, ‘We do what we say we will do.’ That is the standard,” he said. “We compete with them because we can move faster. Good enough never is.”

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Smith joins First Citizens banking group ALPHARETTA, Ga. — First Citizens announced that Brad Smith joined the company’s Atlanta area commercial banking group as commercial relationship manager. Smith, a Cumming resident, will be responsible for seeking new business opportunities, expanding relationships with current commercial clients and recommending solutions that help commercial cliSMITH ents achieve their financial objectives. In addition, he will be responsible for delivering a superior client experience. Smith will be based at the company’s Alpharetta office, located at 11575 Haynes Bridge Road. For more information, visit

BusinessBriefs those we serve with quality and care.” As associate attorney, Culver will represent clients in areas such as business law, estate planning and trusts. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Colorado and a juris doctor from New England Law. Taylor will head communications efforts, including document production, and assist attorneys. Prior to joining Robinson and Miller, she was an account coordinator at the Wilbert Group. Visit or call 770-8174999 for more information.


Credo Financial holds open house, networking KeyWorth collects for North Fulton Community Charities NORTH FULTON, Ga. — At a recent North Fulton Community Charities board meeting, the directors were informed the food bank was getting low. Jim Pope, president and chief executive officer of KeyWorth Bank, serves on the NFCC Board. He returned to the bank and shared with the KeyWorth staff the food needs of the charity. Several KeyWorth associates led by Rhonda Thornton, financial center manager of the Johns Creek office, jumped into action. They agreed to conduct a food drive during October in each of the three bank offices. Bank employees and customers were encouraged to donate food. The response was amazing, and they quickly filled up several tables and boxes of food for those less fortunate. The food was delivered to NFCC and the shelves are stocked again. KeyWorth participates in a number of community projects throughout the year.


Robinson and Miller PC expands legal services ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Continuing to provide estate legal services to the Alpharetta community and beyond, Robinson and Miller PC announced the expansion of its firm with the adTAYLOR CULVER dition of Lindsay Culver as associate attorney and Leigh Taylor as legal assistant. “Our firm aims to assist individuals effectively plan and prepare for the future,” said Debra Robinson, partner at Robinson and Miller. “I’m confident Lindsay and Leigh will further our mission to help

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Credo Financial Services partnered with North Point Suites for an after-hours open house on Nov. 12. About 100 people attended the networking event catered by La Masa House and Malvi desserts, flavorful molten sugar fluff cubes sandwiched between shortbread-style cookies. In attendance were the winners of the Credo 2013 Entrepreneur Contest, Laura Curtis Retana of the Malvi Dessert Shop and Kayse McCanne of Bridgeway Youth Program Specialists, both of whom shared their business success stories. Dan Lucas of Credo Financial Services and Ricky Novak of Strategic Capital Partners gave a free presentation on tax tips to save money.


Anytime Fitness has new owners, services ALPHARETTA, Ga.—The Anytime Fitness, 270 Rucker Road in Alpharetta, announced that it is now owned by Jeremy and CarolAnn Fitzpatrick, a husband-wife team. “The gym has been in business since February 2007, but our management has completely revitalized the gym,” Jeremy said. “We have upgraded the fitness center to a 21st century state-of-the-art facility and installed cutting-edge national equipment brands such as Life Fitness, StarTrac and Hammer Strength.” The new owners have introduced a number of group fitness classes free to members. Members can take classes like Zumba, Z-box, yoga, yoga stretching, circuit strength and self defense. For more information, visit www.anytimefitness. com/gyms/127.


Kirk Wright joins Holiday Inn in Alpharetta ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Kirk Wright recently joined the Banyan team in Alpharetta at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites on Windward Parkway. Wright | Milton Herald | December 4, 2013 | 17 was the general manager at the Artmore Hotel in midtown Atlanta. His experience includes senior operations manager of the 520-room all-inclusive Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Jamaica. “Kirk is a professional with integrity and sound work ethics. He understands the dynamics of responsibility while maintaining the integrity of the product and guest satisfaction. He would be an asset to any organization,” said Jean-Marc Rousseau, Holiday Inn general manager.

Nature Center appoints executive director ROSWELL, Ga. — The Chattahoochee Nature Center Board of Trustees announced that Chris S. Nelson has been appointed its executive director, effective January 2014. The Chattahoochee Nature Center is one of the largest nature centers in the southeast United States. As executive director, Nelson will be responsible for all operations and development for the Nature Center. Nelson has been the executive vice president and chief of operations of the Piedmont Park Conservancy for the past 14 years. Nelson replaces Ann Bergstrom, who had been executive director for the past 15 years. For more information, visit


Two join Harry Norman Realtors in Forsyth/Lanier office CUMMING, Ga. — The Forsyth County/ Lake Lanier Harry Norman Realtors office has welcomed Ivan Ramirez and Dave Wolfe to its team. Wolfe comes to the Forsyth/Lake RAMIREZ WOLFE Lanier office from Commonwealth Realty in Alpharetta. He has about five years of real estate experience and is licensed in both Georgia and New York. Wolfe said his greatest asset to his clients is his personal attention from start to closing. Ramirez, who has four years of real estate experience, has resided in Atlanta for 18 years. Ramirez is a United States Marine Corps veteran and said his greatest asset is his honesty and integrity. Call 770-497-2000, or visit for more information.

Realtor joins Harry Norman in Johns Creek office JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Harry Norman Realtors welcomes Ann Nash as a realtor in its Johns Creek office. Nash comes with a background in real estate investing, plus 20 years in residential interior design. Incorporating these two skills allows her to offer buyers and sellers expertise in staging, furniture placement, NASH space planning and material selections for new construction or remodels. Nash can be reached at 770-680-6470, or ann.

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Outdoor social network ‘Live Out’ to launch in December By CAITLIN WAGENSEIL ROSWELL, Ga. – Growing up in Roswell before attending the University of Georgia, Scott McGuire said he’d always had a passion for sports and the outdoors, but he found it harder to connect with people who shared his interests. After talking with friend Josh Daniels, the two came up with an idea for “Live Out,” a social network dedicated to outdoor activities and sports. “We want to bring everyone together so they can better connect to the outdoors,” McGuire said. Expected to launch in De-

cember, the site will provide a forum for outdoor enthusiasts to connect with others in the area through mutual interests and will allow those involved in adventure sports to find people based on a similar skill-level. “We’re hoping to save people time by setting up a one-stop shop for the outdoor and adventure sports fans,” McGuire said. After registering, members will be able to log on to the website and create a profile, which will then allow them to message and chat with others through the site. Members will also be able to search for the best campgrounds, skate parks, ski

We’re hoping to save people time by setting up a one-stop shop for the outdoor and adventure sports fans.” SCOTT MCGUIRE, Co-founder of Live Out slopes, mountain biking trails and places to go fishing in the area and across the country. McGuire said that the network will not only encourage, but enable people to participate in outdoor activities, adding that there are 40 different adventure sports and outdoor recreational activities that pertain to the site. “You can find

maps, join forums, enter blogs, participate in video contests, set goals and earn badges for different achievements,” he said. Additionally, members will be able to sell outdoor and sports gear through the site as well as plan group events. McGuire said a “Live Out Launch Giveaway” will soon be held as a way to award outdoor


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Emory Eye Center launches Cumming clinic CUMMING, Ga. – Emory Eye Center has opened a new clinic in the Johns Creek/Cumming area. Comprehensive ophthalmologist Vandana C. Reddy will see patients at the Cumming Family Practice complex on Peachtree Parkway several days each week. Reddy joined the Emory Eye Center last fall. She provides educational efforts at Grady and has seen patients at Emory Eye Center’s various locations for the past year. Her clinical

interests include diseases of the cornea, corneal transplant, cataract surgery and general eye care. “My training in cornea REDDY and cataract surgery and comprehensive ophthalmology will hopefully benefit the surrounding community and pro-

vide better access to eye care in this growing area,” said Reddy. Reddy received her bachelor’s degree in neuroscience at Wellesley College. She attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia and completed residency in ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic. She then completed a cornea fellowship at the University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center. Reddy has participated in medical outreach including cataract surgery in India, Salvation

Army Free Eye Clinics, medical camps and migrant health clinics and the Student Sight Savers program, among others. Reddy has an academic interest in mentoring and training medical students and residents. She has a strong interest in international eye care and has spent time learning and practicing small incision sutureless extracapsular cataract surgeries. She has conducted research in ocular surface disease, corneal sensitivity and corneal nerve

density in patients with different neurologic disorders and various other systemic diseases. She holds membership in the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Cornea Society, North American NeuroOphthalmology Society and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. She has presented posters at national meetings and published articles. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

Making space for the parents Branding your small business With our aging population it has become more common to have home buyers put an in-law suite on the list of desired features for a home. According to Census data, about 9 percent of older Americans live with family. There are really about three different in-law suite options in our area. The first, and most often thought of, is in a finished basement. This is also the easiest to find. Finished basements with a bedroom, bath and kitchen are fairly common and it isn’t terribly expensive to finish a basement out this way. The only downside would be stairs if your parents were at the age where going up and down stairs were difficult. The next option would be a large bedroom on the main floor. While this type of floor plan exists, it is much more difficult to find. Typically you have the master bedroom on the main, which would be the only “master” in the home, or you would have a standard secondary bedroom on the main floor.


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Atlanta Street Baptist Church and Thousand Hills Coffee host a Christmas Concert featuring the group Vocal Authority from Bethel University's Renaissance Program. Sing along to favorite Christmas Holiday Classics. Free coffee and hot chocolate provided. 6 p.m. Dec. 15. Atlanta Street Baptist Church, 340 Atlanta St., Roswell. Please visit


Presented by the Center for Puppetry Arts, Rudolph soars back into town for this faithful adaptation of the wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Show times vary. Nov. 7 – Dec. 29. 1404 Spring St. Northwest at 18th St., Atlanta. Please visit


The second annual North Georgia Art Ramble is a free, self-guided, open studio tour of 44 studios and galleries situated in seven North Georgia counties. Experience the creative process as the artists open their studio doors to the public, demonstrate their unique techniques, talk about what inspires them and how that spark finds its way into their art. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Dec. 7 – 8. Sexton Hall Enrichment Center, 2115 Chloe Road, Cumming. Please call 770-331-4408 or visit


Founders Day is the annual celebration of Johns Creek's official incorporation on Dec. 1, 2006. Following the parade will be the Santa Jam, where kids can meet and take pictures with Santa, and families can enjoy games, food and entertainment. 10 a.m. Dec. 7. The parade route starts on State Bridge Road, between Kimball Bridge Road and West Morton Road in Johns Creek. Please visit

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Help overflow two Santa convertibles for Toys for Tots and make dreams come true this holiday season. 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday, through Dec. 14. 1705 Boggs Road, Duluth. Please call 770-279-3600 or visit


Presented by ACT1 Theater. The Clayton family gathers together for a yuletide reunion. One daughter is determined to recapture something the family seems to have lost. In the midst of laughter and witty dialog, they discover something you will surely want to discover with them. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Nov. 29 – Dec. 22. Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, 180 Academy St., Alpharetta. Please call 770-663-8989 or visit


Come out for this unique holiday tradition, when live reindeer make a special holiday appearance. Create reindeer crafts, warm up with campfire treats, enjoy an interactive show and learn about Georgia’s winter wildlife. 1 – 4 p.m. Dec. 15.

Perimeter Church’s Academy of the Arts presents the special 70-minute holiday classic, “The Nutcracker.” 7 p.m. Dec. 13; and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 14. 9500 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek. Please call 678-405-2000 or visit christmas.


The theatre’s 15th annual performance of "The Nutcracker." Milton High School, 13025 Birmingham Highway, Alpharetta. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15; and 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 16. Please call 770-664-4797 or visit alpharetta

SAWNEE BALLET THEATRE ROSWELL DANCE THEATRE & TOLBERT YILMAZ SCHOOL OF DANCE The oldest and largest "Nutcracker" production in North Fulton. Sugarplums will be dancing in your head as you witness more than 300 cast members grace the stage. Times vary Nov. 29–Dec. 8. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. Please call 770998-0259 or visit

Performed at the Blessed Trinity Fine Arts Theater. Great seats abound and even the youngest viewer can be drawn into this magical story. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6; 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7; and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8. 11340 Woodstock Road, Roswell. Please call 770-772-8000 or visit


Two holiday classics, “Babes in Toyland” and “The Nutcracker – Land of Sweets” will be performed in this family-friendly Roswell tradition. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13; and 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and



A Christmastime classic appropriate for children and adults of all ages. 8 p.m. Dec. 13; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 14; and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Blessed Trinity Performing Arts Theater, 11320 Woodstock Road, Roswell. Please call 770-442-5229 or visit


7:30 p.m. Dec. 14. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. Please call 404-438-3028 or visit

Festive holiday wreaths will be displayed throughout Barrington Hall and will be available for purchase. All proceeds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 1-4 p.m. Dec. 1-15. 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. Please call 770640-3855.


Row Henson will be signing her book, “Travels with Mac’n’Row,” a book filled with pictures and stories about Henson’s travels through southern Europe with her dog, Mac. Proceeds benefit local pet rescue facilities and efforts. 2 p.m. Dec. 8. Provisions Home, 955 Canton St., Roswell. Please visit | Milton Herald | December 4, 2013 | 19

Artistic Director Joan Kall Stewart brings something new to the performance. A Christmas tree grows larger than life, a lively battle ensues between soldiers and mice, and more. Times vary Dec. 19-22. South Forsyth High School Performing Arts Auditorium, 585 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming. Please call 770-887-0756 or visit


Performed with live music from the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra led by Gary Sheldon. Dec. 6-15. Times vary Dec. 6-29. The Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. Northeast, Atlanta. Please call 404.892.3303 or visit


All the magic of Christmas glistens at the annual lighting of the 45-foot live spruce tree. Santa and Mrs. Claus visit with kids. Mayor Belle Isle reads the classic children’s book “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.” 5 - 8 p.m. Dec. 6. 2 South Main St., Alpharetta. Please call 678-297-6000 or visit


The Roswell Fine Arts Alliance presents the Bizarre Bazaar, a way to find wonderful holiday gifts at reasonable prices. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dec. 7 and 1 – 4 p.m. Dec. 8. The Art Center at Fouts Road, 9100 Fouts Road, Roswell. Please visit


Ornaments, art, eco-friendly items, toys, candles and clothing from more than 40 talented local artisans. Free admission for the day. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dec. 7. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. Please call 770-992-2055 or visit


Featuring the Atlanta Vocal Project, a men’s a cappella group. 2 - 3:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Johns Creek High School, 5575 State Bridge Road, Johns Creek. Please call 404-713-0480 or visit


The 32nd anniversary season of this theatre’s “Nutcracker.” Performances Dec. 7-8 are danced to recorded music, and performances Dec. 1315 and Dec. 20-22 are danced to live music from the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Orchestra. 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. Please call 770-237-0046 or visit


The nation’s largest holiday race series aimed at fighting arthritis. Wear a holiday-themed costume, tie jingle bells to your shoelaces and take to the streets in this 5K event. 8 a.m. Dec. 7. 755 Hank Aaron Drive Southeast, Atlanta. Please visit

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In 2014, will we return to a balanced real estate market? By EVE JONES Harry Norman Northpoint Homes available for sale in our area have declined steadily in 2013, while prices have made significant gains. In many parts of north Ful-

ton, the inventory numbers are down to approximately 2 months which means, at the current sales rate, if no other homes came on the market it would take two months to sell out of those homes. A “normal market” in our

area would see a 5 month supply of homes. So, how will we fare in 2014? The value increases over the last year should bring sellers back to the market this spring which will likely improve the inventory to the

point where we return to a balanced market. You remember those days… where neither sellers nor buyers have the economic upper hand and negotiations were practical and civil. In a balanced market, buyers do not have to make rash decisions and sellers do not have to “give away the farm”. This is a return to the steady, healthy real estate market, where we can expect more moderate value gains. This is good news for real estate professionals who have hunkered down through years of plummeting home values, distressed sellers, a foreclosure flooded market and buyers in-

tent on 10-20% discounts. The agents who have weathered the storm are likely well-seasoned and dedicated to their profession. Even though the market has greatly improved, it doesn’t mean you don’t need a highlyskilled agent. Make sure your agent provides you with a complete market analysis, reviewing sales within a mile or two and closed within the last six months, before you determine your list price. Finally, do your homework to determine if your agent is a full-time, full-service Realtor©, has a marketing plan and the experience to best represent your interests.

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Reverse mortgages provide financial flexibility (NAPSI)—Each day, 10,000 Americans turn 62, according to U.S. Census reports. Many retire with the expectation that a solid retirement account will make it possible to travel or enjoy their home with friends and family. Unfortunately, too often, retirees find that their savings account or investments don’t look as promising as they once did or that other expenses have emerged and need to be paid. The good news is that a growing number of seniors are coming to the conclusion that they can put the equity in their home to work by getting a reverse mortgage. With a reverse mortgage, seniors 62 and older can access the equity in their home to get tax-free funds that can be used for whatever they want. While this kind of mortgage may not be for everyone, it can benefit seniors who want to improve their financial situations after retirement. Plus, the seniors can continue to live in their home without monthly mortgage payments.

Putting Your Home To Work Here are five examples of how seniors are putting reverse mortgages to work for them: Payment of hospital or medical bills—More and more Americans are going into debt because of medical bills. Never before has the cost of medical coverage been so high. Many seniors rely on Medicare, but that only covers a percentage of the total cost of medical expenses. Home improvements— Seniors are hesitant to make

home improvements while living on a fixed income. A reverse mortgage can allow seniors to make home improvements or repairs. Pay off debt—Reverse mortgages provide the funds needed for seniors to pay down debt or eliminate debt completely. This gives many seniors the feeling of financial relief and flexibility. Improvement of quality of life—One of the benefits of a reverse mortgage is financial freedom. With a reverse mortgage, the current mortgage is eliminated and monthly mortgage payments are not required for as long as the senior lives in the home. Seniors receive relief by not having to make a monthly mortgage payment, as well as gain financial flexibility to be able to do more in their retirement years, like dining out, traveling to see family, or simply providing the financial cushion that some seniors seek. Travel—Funds from a reverse mortgage give seniors a chance to take the dream vacation they have always wanted but may have not had the funds to do.

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More power to your deck (NAPSI)—Americans, it seems, have more leisure time than ever, and more of that time is spent on their decks: Almost 85 percent of U.S. homes have some type of deck.

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Therapy dog helps kids read Roswell woman visits schools with rescued pup By JADE RODGERS ROSWELL, Ga. – Outside of a classroom setting, most people would not consider reading to be a group activity, but on Nov. 6, Roswell resident Gail Goldberg proved that notion wrong. Goldberg, a retired kindergarten teacher, is now a volunteer for Therapy Dogs International. TDI hosts a program called Tail Waggin’ Tutors that promotes literacy in children by allowing kids to read books to therapy dogs. Paired with her Great Pyrenees partner, Biscuit, Goldberg helps children throughout Georgia to improve their reading abilities. Learning to read is a challenge for many children, and the stress of reading aloud in a classroom can be counterproductive to a child’s self-esteem. “For a child to have the opportunity to sit beside a warm, fuzzy, calm dog and show the dog their book and read it to them, has been shown to give that child an activity to look

forward to and relish,” Goldberg said. “As the child reads or shares their book with a dog such as Biscuit, the teacher can observe where the weaknesses are and target them in her lessons. It’s just a win-win all the way around, and the dogs really enjoy visiting with the children.” It takes a special kind of animal to be a therapy dog, and Biscuit’s story is an inspiring one. Biscuit was abandoned in the back of an apartment building in Tennessee at the tender age of 4 months. She was tied to a tree and left with little food and water. A neighbor heard her cries and called animal rescue services. From there, Biscuit went on to live in different foster homes throughout Georgia before residing with Goldberg and her husband; the couple instantly noticed Biscuit’s loving and magnetic personality. Goldberg had a professional U.S. Customs canine trainer work with Biscuit for seven months before submitting her for the therapy dog test at Therapy Dogs International. Biscuit passed with flying colors and joined Goldberg in her mission to help children with their confidence in reading.

Roswell resident Gail Goldberg and her Great Pyrenees partner, Biscuit, reads to children, helping them learn how to read themselves. Goldberg and Biscuit accomplished quite a goal when they visited Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Center in Marietta Nov. 6. Handler and dog went to each classroom full of children, acquainting the students with the colossal canine that weighs in at 140 pounds. Despite her intimidating size, the Great Pyrenees is an

incredibly gentle giant. Biscuit inspired smiles amongst the children as they approached to pet her. This visit in particular was distinct for Biscuit because it marked her 150th therapy visit within two years. In honor of this accomplishment, the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy donated 150 books to Sheltering Arms in Biscuit’s

name. Goldberg and Biscuit distributed the books, some of which included Goldberg’s own book, “Animals A-Z: Poems for Early Readers.” Together, Goldberg and Biscuit make a wonderful team and will continue their mission of improving child literacy. To learn more about Goldberg’s work, visit

Prince of Peace preschool flooded Teachers, parents ask help replacing books, materials By HATCHER HURD JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The parents and 30 students of the preschool at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Haynes Bridge Road love the school’s eight teachers, the learning atmosphere and the cozy quarters. That is until a pipe burst Sunday, Nov. 10, and flooded the school’s classrooms with 2 inches of standing water that did $40,000 in damages. Now the school is making an appeal for donations to get the school back on its feet. Katrina Sayers, Prince of Peace’s school director, said the damage was heart-sickening. “We’ve lost over 100 books, destroyed shelving, furniture – I just went out to my car after I saw the damage and curled in a ball and cried,” Sayers said.

“But then Pastor [Thomas] Kenny reminded us of what people in the Philippines are going through,” she said. “Then I thought this is a chance to make the school better.” Meanwhile, the students have been moved into the church’s fellowship hall. The task is daunting. All of the carpeting and sheetrock will have to go, as well as a lot of teaching aids. “As teachers, it takes years to build up your supplies and teaching aids. And then there were a lot of legacy materials from teachers who retired,” Sayers said. Everything from crayons to calendars on the walls, color words and games are getting pitched. Marge Higgins works at the church and now shares the one basement office with the pastors while things get put back to right. She lost 15 boxes of records that were stored on the floor. “This was the nerve center of the church,” Higgins said. “The water soaked the ceiling tiles until they got too heavy


Parent volunteer Stuart Barton and Prince of Peace Preschool Director Katrina Sayers can still smile after the flooding that has set back the preschool’s operations. and fell on top of the desks and everything. So things got soaked from above and below.” Stuart Barton has a child in the preschool and came to help with the cleanup. He said they had recently held a chili cook-off as a fundraiser for school to buy mulch for the playground area.

“This is just a small church, and we would appreciate any help folks could give,” Barton said. Barnes and Noble in Alpharetta has already stepped up. It is collecting books and other materials dropped off at its North Point Parkway loca-

tion. Others can help by direct donation to the school by calling Sayers at 770-475-4591 or emailing her at education@ The school also has a savings and discounts portal at that directly benefits the school.

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Hopewell’s Power over Prejudice team attends summit NORTH FULTON, Ga. – Hopewell Middle School’s Power over Prejudice representatives recently attended a summit held at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The summit gathers seventh-grade students from the Atlanta area to meet and share how they can raise awareness and an appreciation of cultural diversity when they return to their respective schools. The summit also focused on antiprejudice and the prevention of bullying. Hopewell’s representatives will be planning and implementing various activities for the Hopewell community throughout the year.

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Fulton Science Academy math team wins competition ALPHARETTA, Ga. – On Nov. 9, Fulton Science Academy private school’s Math Olympiad team had an outstanding performance at the 2013 Luella High School Math Competition. They not only won first place as a team, but also won top placements individually. Individual placement awards went to Julian Hamelberg in first place, Aditya Choudhari in second place, Jean Moorman in third place and Hasan Unal in fifth place. Other Math Olympiad students on the first place winning team are Hyen Jay Lee, Brian Shoffeitt, Araneesh Pratap, Sid Marupudi, Nadir Lews, Karuna Kumar, Ananya Terala and Elaine Wen.

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Patriots to host Holy Innocents after easy win in playoff opener By MIKE BLUM JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – In its first ever GHSA playoff game last year, Mount Pisgah almost knocked off the top-seeded team in the state Class A private school bracket, losing 17-13 to Athens Academy. The roles were reversed as the No. 2-seeded Patriots opened play in the 2013 playoffs at home last Friday night, Nov. 22, against Pacelli from Columbus. The Patriots scored early and often against the outmatched Vikings, taking a 40-0 lead at halftime. Mount Pisgah came away with a 40-7 victory, advancing to the second round of the state playoffs. The Patriots will again play at home, taking on Holy Innocents, which tied for second in Region 5-A. Mount Pisgah won Region 6-A and brings an 11-0 record into Friday’s game. Holy Innocents is 7-4, defeating Landmark Christian the last week of the regular season and in the first round of the playoffs. Unlike the other five classifications, playoff teams in Class A are seeded from 1 to 16 regardless of region, result-

ing in some first round games matching teams from the same region. That was the case for the Bears, who defeated a higherseeded Landmark team 27-17 in the playoffs after a 29-28 victory in the regular season finale. Prior to those two wins, Holy Innocents was 5-4 on the season without a victory against a team with a winning record. The Bears are 7-4 coming into Friday’s second round game, and are making their seventh straight playoff appearance. After advancing beyond the first round the first three times they made the playoffs, the Bears lost three straight playoff openers before last week’s win over Landmark. The two teams were in the same region for four years from 2008-11, with Holy Innocents winning all four games. Mount Pisgah has been tested just twice this season, edging Our Lady of Mercy 17-16 early and getting past Mount Paran 2824 in the next-to-last game on the schedule. In both games, the Patriots needed late rallies, kicking a winning field goal on the final play against OLM and scoring two touchdowns in the last five minutes to rally past

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Mount Pisgah quarterback Aaron Winchester (18) gets loose for a 9-yard touchdown in the Patriots’ 40-7 playoff win against Pacelli. Winchester also threw five touchdown passes. Mount Paran. The Patriots did not need a comeback to win their first GHSA playoff game, leading 19-0 after one quarter and 40-0 at the half. After an early defensive stop, the Patriots put together

an 11-play drive on their first possession, with Aaron Winchester passing 22 yards to Ben Miller for the touchdown. The Patriots recovered a short kickoff and scored again, with Winchester and Miller teaming up again for a 15-yard

score. A 52-yard scoring strike from Winchester to Browning Dunn rounded out the first quarter scoring. Winchester scored on a 9-yard run in the second period and had scoring passes of 50 and 5 yards to Miller to make it 40-0 at the half. Miller was on the receiving end of Winchester’s five touchdown passes, with the Patriots’ junior quarterback passing for 182 yards and having a hand in all six of the team’s touchdowns. “Aaron had a great game,” Mount Pisgah coach Mike Forester said. “He has great vision for the field and is able to escape and find a receiver. “We took advantage of the things that were given to us,” he said. “They loaded the box against us. If you are going to load the box, then we’ll throw deep.” The Mount Pisgah defense also came through against the Vikings (6-5), forcing four firsthalf turnovers and coming up with another fourth down stop. Nicky Piccapietra, Oz Dixon and J.R. Cendoya all had firsthalf interceptions, with John O’Connor recovering a Pacelli fumble in addition to his recovery of the short kickoff. Piccapietra led the Patriots with eight tackles, with Ian Ainsworth adding seven. The Patriots also welcomed back defensive line standout Shingi Chigwere, who had six tackles after missing several games with an injury. The winner of Friday’s game will play in the semifinals next week against the AquinasMount Paran winner. The Patriots would be the home team if they advance.

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Georgia’s 2014 economic outlook promising State ‘poised for takeoff in growth’ By HATCHER HURD ATLANTA – The state’s economic outlook is the healthiest it has been in a long time and things are looking better in 2014, according to Rajeev Dhawan, director of Georgia State University’s Economic Forecasting Center. The factors needed for healthy economic growth are falling into place, Dhawan said Nov. 22 at GSU’s quarterly forecast. “We could be poised for a takeoff in growth,” said Dhawan. Georgia’s employment growth rate in August was better than the nation’s, and the center’s forecast calls for the state to create 85,000 jobs this year compared to 63,000 in 2012. Next year, job creation will top 78,000, but an increasing share of them will be higher-paying white collar jobs. Overall however, jobs created in the state have not been much to crow about. “The quality of the jobs gained, as measured by per-

sonal income or wage growth, has been less than stellar,” Dhawan said. Georgia’s unemployment rate will wind up averaging 8.5 percent this DHAWAN year, the lowest in six years. It will decline to 8.2 next year and fall to 7.3 in 2015. Sectors such as professional and business services, transportation and hospitality have regained all the jobs lost during the recession. Education and health care have been mainstay industries. They have been adding jobs while other Georgia sectors were hemorrhaging jobs. Some industries are still trying to recover – manufacturing, finance, information, wholesale and retail trade. State and local governments have been shedding jobs too as budgets have been tightened. Local governments – including school boards – are experiencing the crush of the recession due to declines in

property values. Many governments have nearly depleted reserves. But Dhawan predicts a new wave of investment that is improving property values and giving the construction industry a much needed boost. Overall, the state and national economies could launch skyward if some potential hurdles don’t get in the way. Should there be another federal budget standoff that results in a new government shutdown, that would dampen consumer and corporate confidence, Dhawan said. Plus, what he calls “global malaise” has the potential to depress exports, which would weaken U.S. manufacturing, business investment and job creation. Still Dhawan is optimistic about 2015, calling for gross domestic product to ratchet up to 3.0 percent after 2014’s 2.0 percent repeat of this year. “A new Congress will be a factor in that change, ushering in the possibility of less partisanship and bickering,” Dhawan said. “Such a shift will allow free investment to take off and, in turn, produce good job and income growth in 2015.”

Pictured are Tom Bass, assistant principal at Lambert High School, Drew Ferrer, LHS athletic director, the staff of Alpharetta Children’s Dentistry and Nick Futrell and other students from Blessings in a Backpack.

Blessings in Backpack receives $2K grant CUMMING, Ga. — On Oct. 18, before the Lambert High School Pink Out football game, Lambert High’s Blessings in a Backpack was presented with a grant of $2,000 from Alpharetta Children’s Dentistry. Alpharetta Children’s Dentistry has donated more than $500,000 to nonprofit organizations around the U.S. and the world, and this year chose three local nonprofits, including Lambert’s Blessings

in a Backpack. Blessings in a Backpack is a student-run organization that provides backpacks of food each week to 100 students who would otherwise have little or no food over the weekend. Blessings in a Backpack serves 11 elementary and middle schools in Forsyth County. For more information, contact Nick Futrell at —Aldo Nahed

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Cambridge Bears take second in state By JONATHAN COPSEY MARIETTA, Ga. – The Cambridge Bears sixth-grade feeder football team made it to the state championships Nov. 23 before losing to Rome 16-36. For such a young team making it to the championship for the first time can only be described as a big deal. “It was a big deal for [the team],” said head coach John McHale. The Bears seemed to rumble over their competition in the championship. They handily beat Harrison 36-6 and shut out Etowah 46-0. McEachern managed six points but still fell to Cambridge’s 18. The final was no different. At first. “We came out strong,” McHale said. “We marched right down the field and scored on the third play.” That rush quickly reversed when what should have been a touchdown a few plays later was stripped from the team due to an illegal man on the field. “We should have been up 16-nothing,” McHale said. “That took the wind out of us.”

Despite that, McHale said his boys played well. “The offensive line did fantastic as well as the entire defense, as much as they could,” he said. “At the end of the day, we had a pretty good season,” he said. “We were kind of unknown and a lot of people underestimated us.” There are 46 boys on the team and 130 kids in the overall feeder program. Given how many students of Cambridge initially went to Milton schools, there is a rivalry between the two North Fulton regions. “Milton and Cambridge will be the biggest rivalry out there,” McHale said. “We all coached with each other, against each other.” Many of the players and coaches went through the Alpharetta Youth Football Association (AYFA) at North Park. Milton beat Cambridge in the regular season, and McHale said his team dedicated themselves to facing Milton again, this time in the championship. While the Bears did make the finals, Milton was knocked out a game earlier. Another



game was not in the cards this season, but coming second in the state is something McHale can live with. “Next time, we’ll win the championship,” he said.


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Fort Hays State University HAYS, Kan. – Thomas Allen Doyle of Alpharetta is among the 344 students who completed requirements for associate, bachelor’s and graduate degrees during the summer 2013 term at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan. Doyle was awarded a bachelor’s degree in management with an emphasis in human resources.

Eckerd College ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Local residents are among the 500-plus students who have enrolled at Eckerd College for the fall 2013 semester, including Matthew Beneduci of Roswell, Sarah Feehan of Alpharetta and Avery Migues of Cumming.

Binghamton University BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – Se Jin Park from Duluth was recently awarded a bachelor’s degree in English literature and rhetoric from the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton

COMMUNITY University. In addition, two other local students were recognized for academic honors at Binghamton. HaHyun Park of Duluth and Brian Thomas St. James of Roswell both received academic honors from the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences by making the university’s Dean’s List for the spring 2013 semester.

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Submit your news & photos to dent’s List and Dean’s List. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average. To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must have at least a 4.0 grade point average. President’s List: Elizabeth Hoehn of Alpharetta, Jayme Cook of Suwanee, Witton Carlisle of Alpharetta, Christopher Henson of Cumming, Wesley Vance of Cumming, Camden Batchelor of Roswell, Timothy Collins of Roswell and Elizabeth Kleiber of Roswell. Dean’s List: Lindsey Bias of Alpharetta, Scott Fraser of Alpharetta, William Massey II of Alpharetta, Joseph Cobern Jr. of Duluth, Lindsey McCormick of Suwanee, MacKenzie Faile of Alpharetta, Zachary CloerJudd of Cumming, Amber Green of Cumming, Miranda Marshall of Cumming, Brianna Nestor of Cumming, Sreymoun Stinson of Cumming and Christopher Bury of Roswell.

Georgia Tech ATLANTA – Zachary Campbell made the Georgia Tech Dean’s List and Faculty Honors List for spring 2013. Faculty Honors List includes students who earned a 4.0 grade point average.

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Clearwater Christian College CLEARWATER, Fla. – Amani Morcos of Alpharetta was a member of the 2013 Cougar women’s soccer team at Clearwater Christian College in Clearwater, Fla., who took second place in the 2013 NCCAA Division II national championship on Nov. 16. The Cougars entered the tournament seeded No. 2 in the nation and moved in the championship game after defeating Cairn University of Philadelphia, Pa., 4-0 and Maranatha Baptist Bible College of Watertown, Wis., 3-0. They secured the second place berth after losing a close match with Bob Jones University of Greenville, S.C. Morcos is a graduate of Fellowship Christian School and the daughter of Sami and Lori Morcos. She is pursuing a degree in elementary education from Clearwater Christian College.

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AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn University freshman and Johns Creek resident Zach Willard has been named a recipient of the LIFE Lesson Scholarship essay contest sponsored by New York Life and the Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE). New York Life, which has a data center in Alpharetta, awarded the grant

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Sarah Kraus, a doctor of pharmacy student from Suwanee, has been named to the summer 2013 Dean’s List at University of the Sciences. Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the summer semester of 2013.



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Roswell celebrates 1850s holidays with historic tours “Heirloom Holiday” weekend brings history alive

JCSO performs Christmas gala, holiday pops concert JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra invites the public to start the holiday season off right by attending the JCSO’s eighth annual Christmas Gala and Holiday Pops Concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at St Benedict’s Church. Enjoy hearing many favorites, from “O Holy Night” to “Sleigh Ride” and “White Christmas,” performed by JCSO’s full orchestra and

Roswell Ramblers Senior Citizen Club. Free gift wrapping is available. Proceeds from the Gift Shop benefit the Roswell Ramblers Senior Citizen Club. For more information, please contact call 770641-3950. For more holiday events happening in Roswell, visit christmas.

Bulky Trash Amnesty Day for residents ROSWELL, Ga. – The Public Works Departments of Roswell and Milton, along with Keep Roswell Beautiful, are joining together to offer the residents in these areas a chance to clean out their garages, basements and attics and dispose of unwanted items at no charge. On Saturday, Dec. 7, from 8 a.m. - noon, residents in Roswell and Milton can bring items to the City of Roswell Public Works Division at 1810 Hembree Road. (Please note: This event is not held at the Roswell Recycling Center). Proof of residency will be required. Utility bills preferred. Roswell residents with the window decal do not need any other form of identification. This event has become very popular, so expect delays.

Pictured with the 12 Days of Christmas Heirloom Holiday Tree at the Roswell Visitors Center are Mandy Rhineheart and Dave Lyons. The Heirloom Holiday weekend is filled with events Dec. 7 and 8.

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The Roswell Community is coming together Dec. 7 for a Living History Weekend featuring a 1850s Heirloom Holidays tour of historic homes and buildings. Along the tour route there will be costumed characters from Roswell’s past, compliments of Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Guests are invited to listen to their conversations and even interact with them as if they were actually in the 1850s. Among the historic sites to be visited are the Southern Trilogy homes, Great Oaks, Roswell Presbyterian Church and homes in the Mill Village. The tour will take place on Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Ticket price includes admission to all the sites. The tour will be held rain or shine, and tickets are available at the Roswell Visitors Center, The Chandlery, Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall, Smith Plantation and the offices of the Roswell Historical Society. Ticket prices for the tour are $30 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. The Teaching Museum has on display original antebellum photographs of children, a period-style decorated tree and children’s toys from this period of time, presented by the Roswell Historical Society. Children will also create an ornament reminiscent of the 1850s. Activities take place from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and are free of charge, but children must be accompanied by an adult. The public is encouraged to dress in period clothing for the events, with a costume contest from 2-3 p.m. A bonfire will blaze in the Heart of Roswell Park on Canton Street that night, from 6-10 p.m. For more events taking place (some of them free of charge) during Roswell’s Living History Weekend, visit or call 770-6403253. Additional information is also available at | Milton Herald | December 4, 2013 | 31

Alpharetta’s Tree Lighting ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Alpharetta’s Downtown Historic District will light up at the 36th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 6. The celebration will fill the downtown streets in with musical performances, Santa, snow, movies, food trucks, farmer’s market and more beginning at 5 p.m. The tree lighting will begin at 7 p.m. The following day, Dec. 7, winter fills the corner park with “Snow on the Square.” Beginning at 1 p.m., sip on a cup of hot chocolate or coffee while visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the gazebo.   Bring your camera to capture family photos.  Also shop at the Christmas Farmer’s Market that will be on the street from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Lighting of Roswell’s Historic Town Square ROSWELL, Ga. — Roswell’s annual lighting of its Historic Town Square will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. The celebration begins at 5 p.m. and includes performances by the Hillside Elementary Singers, River Eves Choir, Esther Jackson Chorus and the Roswell Ramblers Chorus followed by a special reading of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” with Mayor Jere Wood.  Santa Claus also will be making a special visit to the Square from the North Pole. Pictures with Santa will be available at a nominal charge. Enjoy a cup of hot cocoa or coffee, complements of Starbucks. Once the Square is aglow, children 12 and under can hop on the holiday bus to the Roswell Adult Recreation Center to shop for gifts at Santa’s Secret Gift Shop. The Gift Shop is located at 830 Grimes Bridge Road and will be open on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 6 -9 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1-4 p.m. (Santa will be visiting during this time).  All the gifts at Santa’s Secret Gift Shop are priced affordably and some of the items are handmade by the

Founder’s Day Parade in Johns Creek JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- The Johns Creek Founders Day Parade is the highlight of a week of activities celebrating the City’s incorporation. The parade begins Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. on State Bridge Road between Kimball Bridge and West Morton roads. For more information visit www.johnscreekga. gov/community/events/foundersday.


‘Classy, Brassy Christmas’ concert in Roswell ROSWELL, Ga. – The Michael O’Neal Singers will have its holiday season opener when it performs its annual Christmas concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Roswell United Methodist Church on Mimosa Boulevard. “It has become a tradition for many of you to begin your holiday season with our annual Christmas concert,” said Maestro Michael O’Neal. “This year, we will present ‘A Classy, Brassy Christmas.’ The concert will include many of our well known Christmas carols, a sing-along of popular Christmas favorites and a humorous look at the 12 days AFTER Christmas.” Featured in this concert will be special friends, the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet, returning for their fifth appearance with MOS.

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Citizen’s Police Academy wows resident Did you know that your Milton Police Department offers free classes to citizens? I was lucky enough to see an email blast in late summer offering “Citizen’s Police Academy” to residents, and signed up for the eight-week course. It concluded last week, and I highly recommend it to all citizens. The course covers such topics as DUI, SWAT, fire, crime scene analysis, K9 and domestic violence. Highlights of the course included a field trip to Sharp Shooters of Roswell, where class participants were able to shoot several police guns and learn additional safety and shooting tips on participants’ own guns. I would never have had the opportunity

to shoot an automatic weapon without this course. Another highlight was Taser. Three brave class members offered to be Tasered while the class observed. I’m glad I didn’t volunteer for that. Class members were also offered the opportunity to ride with a police officer for four hours during a regular shift. I rode with Officer Scott Mulvey. He was gracious, informative, professional and demonstrated both police equipment and techniques to me during the course of our ride. I witnessed Officer Mulvey issuing citations and making sure that the individuals understood the infractions and how to deal with them in a calm and professional manner. While no one likes

to get a ticket, it is certainly helpful when the issuing officer helps you understand what the problem is and how to resolve it. Thank you, Officer Mulvey. While all the information learned during class was valuable, the most important thing is the opportunity to interact with members of the force in a friendly and fun environment. Police Chief Deborah Harrell is to be commended for leading a department full of such professional officers. Officer Ara Baronian is the community outreach officer that led the course and he is approachable, charismatic and engaging. He is a great asset to the community. Other officers that took time, frequently out of their personal schedules, to speak

to our class were Capt. Shawn McCarty, Lt. John Borsey, Sgt. James Hickerson, Lt. Chad Taylor, Sgt. Andrew Phillips, Officer Christopher Ward (with Canine Officer Brinko), Lt. Charles Barstow, Lt. Romney Scott, Capt. John Huey, Officer Rudolph Cabral, Lt. Travis Parker and Sgt. Jason Griffin. These guys were terrific. They were knowledgeable and really shared thoughts from their side of the badge. I thank each one of them for their service to our community. I should also mention that one of the classes included a visit from a group from the Milton Fire Department. They demonstrated the use of their ladder truck and offered invaluable information as well.

I sleep better knowing these guys are on the job, ready to respond to emergencies in my city of Milton. Citizen’s Police Academy is offered annually (funded by our own Target Superstore at 13055 Ga. 9, Milton). I highly encourage you to take this class. Officer Ara Baronian will be conducting the class again next fall. Sign up for city of Milton email news by going to and entering your email address in the e-newsletter sign up on the left-hand side of the screen. As soon as dates are available for the course, you will see it published in a newsletter. JANET WILLIS Milton

Fire: Continued from Page 1 North Fulton Hospital and treated and released that day as well. The fire spread quickly and engulfed half the house. When fire crews from Station 43 on Hickory Flat Road, the closest fire station, were heading toward the fire, Edgar said they could tell it was a large blaze. “As soon as [crews] started going down Freemanville Road, they saw a heavy column of smoke,” Edgar sad. “When they got there, one side of the house was already fully involved.” The entire Milton Fire Department – 16 members – along with 10 from Alpharetta worked to contain the fire. Because the fire was already well underway when crews arrived and all members of the family were accounted

No one was seriously injured in the fire Nov. 22, which destroyed a home.

for, no firefighters tried to get into the home. The home was completely destroyed by both smoke and water. Edgar said some personal items would be able to be recovered. There is

no cause for the fire identified yet. The community has already begun mobilizing to help the family, which is staying in a hotel. The Milton Love Project,



which aims to spread love and support throughout the community, quickly placed heartshaped signs in the front lawn of the home. A Facebook page titled “Crain Family Updates”

Principal: Continued from Page 8 teachers engage the students’ minds and trigger their imagination. “We can increase the rigor of the education as well as make it more enjoyable,” she said. The school also finds ways to engage the students and recognize them for talents and skills in a variety of ways. Student government is one way to promote leadership. But students are also brought into communications by reading the school announcements, and students are selected as ambassadors greet new students. Students are involved in community issues through school-wide projects such as collecting materials for schools in need, toys for the holidays and supplies for disaster relief.

was started to help organize and get updates on the family, as well as help gather needed supplies – clothing, food and, most important, a temporary home. One local school, Home Sweet Homeschool in Alpharetta, has started accepting donations to help the family. Called “Operation Crain Christmas Blessings,” toys and other donations can be made.

“It has been a rewarding experience to have this opportunity. And it has opened my eyes to the kind of learning going on in our schools,” Jones said. Fulton’s Principal for a Day program is a partnership between the Fulton County School System, Georgia Independent School Association, the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, South Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce and the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce. Its aim is to build relationships between schools and business/community leaders while also educating them on the rigors of successfully managing a school.“The Principal for a Day program allows us to invite others into our schools so they can see firsthand how education is changing, growing and improving,” said Superintendent Robert Avossa.

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Aidan Fitzpatrick hammers a sign into the front yard of a local veteran. Milton kids paint signs of love for Milton’s veterans. From left, they are Natalie Fiacco, Matt Paulus, Kiera Jones and Charlie Paulus.

Veterans: Continued from Page 1 she has received heartwarming letters and calls from the veterans as well as calls of support from the community. Now, she said the only trick is getting more veterans’ information. There are no official lists of veterans in the city, so she has to rely on word of mouth to get her request out. “It’s going to be an ongoing project to recognize and help veterans living in the city,”

Daviadoff said. Daviadoff and the Milton Love Project will have heart painting events throughout the year to help reach their goal of doubling the total num-

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Ronald Phillip Hartman, 78, of Duluth, passed away November 21, 2013. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Geraldine Barrow, 90, of Alpharetta, passed away November 24, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Norman Ray Hilburn, 74, of Cumming, passed away November 16, 2013. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home.

Clara M Davis, 88, of Cumming, passed away November 22, 2013. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Han Q. Dinh, 80, of Roswell, passed away November 19, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Douglas Windsor Frederick, 76, passed away November 19, 2013. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home.

William H. Leath, 71, of Marietta, passed away November 21, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Ivan Lee Martin, 82, of Cumming, passed away November 20, 2013. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home. John Jay McCraw, 82, of Gainesville, passed away November 22, 2013. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Sybil McGaffic, 100, of Roswell, passed away November 22, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

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