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A look back on 2013 Each year, our editors comb through the year’s archives of stories to select the most talked about and impactful articles. This year’s selections look at stories at the local level that are helping to shape the city of Milton. While there were more stories that didn’t

make this year’s “look back,” a brief compilation and review will help to quickly remind our readers of stories we presented this year and some that we’ll continue to follow in the New Year.

A: Dean Riopelle, who raised exotic animals on his Hopewell Road property, died of an apparent heart attack Sept. 24. B: Alexandra Stampfl floats in the air at the Access Broadway competition. C: Treyvon Paulk and the Milton Eagles joined with other North Fulton schools in a successful 2013 season. D: Milton saw a lot of activity in its parks and land. New parks and new programs came in 2013. E: The new Milton library will be a 25,000-square-foot building.

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DUI arrests ►► Jonathan Lee Janssens,

24, of Sharpe Lane, Alpharetta, was arrested Dec. 8 on Sharpe Lane in Alpharetta for DUI and failure to maintain lane. ►► Harriet Kanyimbu, 36, of Mansard Walk, Alpharetta, was arrested Dec. 8 on Ga. 400 in Alpharetta for DUI, failure to maintain lane and too fast for conditions. ►► Keith Adams, 25, of Cains Cove Drive, Alpharetta, was arrested Dec. 14 on

POLICE BLOTTER All crime reports published by Appen Media Group are compiled from public records. Neither the law enforcement agencies nor Appen Media Group implies any guilt by publishing these names. None of the persons listed has been convicted of the alleged crimes.

Four caught for credit card fraud ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Four people were arrested Dec. 10 for allegedly trying to use fake credit cards at the Best Buy on North Point Drive. Employees said three men and a woman were all trying to use fake cards to buy items. Jonesha Z. Arnold, 19, of Decatur, had a credit card denied when she tried to buy two computers. The card came

CORRECTION In the article “Crooked Creek seeks to vote to gate community” (Dec. 17 issue), Milton Councilmember Joe Longoria is a member of the Crooked Creek homeowner’s association and was formerly a board member.

PUBLIC SAFETY Greenmont Walk in Alpharetta for DUI and possession of heroin. ►► Madeline McFee Crofford, 23, of Kimball Bridge Crossing, Alpharetta, was arrested Dec. 12 on Waters Road in Alpharetta for DUI and failure to maintain lane. ►► Sandhya Anantharaman, 25, of Atlanta was arrested Dec. 13 on Morris Road in Milton for DUI. ►► Jenny Read Zeller, 42, of Glen National Drive, Alpharetta, was arrested Dec. 14 on Freemanville Road in Milton for DUI and failure to maintain lane. ►► Jackson Andrew Godwin, 33, of Atlanta was arrested Dec. 14 on East Crossville Road in Roswell for DUI and failure to maintain lane. ►► Stephanie M. Williams, 23,

of Sandy Springs was arrested Dec. 14 on Junction Track in Roswell for DUI. ►► George Thomas Arnett, 42, of Alpharetta Highway, Roswell, was arrested Dec. 16 on Houze Way in Roswell for DUI and failure to maintain lane.

back as a fake. When told of this, she quickly walked out of the store. Justin Donnell Tiller, 23, of Atlanta, allegedly tried to do the same thing with the same result. Two others, Mauricio Xavier Jackson, 23, of Decatur and Jamal Vondell Diggs, 25, were also stopped by employees for similar issues. All four were arrested for credit card forgery. Diggs, a convicted felon, was found with a handgun in his pocket and was also charged with felon in possession of a firearm.

belonging to the victim’s three roommates. Taken were a KelTec SU-16B .223 rifle, Xbox 360 and Xbox One game consoles and $3,700 cash.

Home video shows intruders MILTON, Ga. – Home security footage showed two masked and armed men breaking into a Birmingham Road residence and stealing thousands in cash and several gaming systems. The victim told police the burglary happened Nov. 25. He had surveillance cameras in his room that caught two men wearing black hoodies with badges around their necks and guns in hand, break in and rummage through the room. They then hit the rooms

Drug arrests ►► Patrick Ian Rowan, 20, of

Palmetto Dunes Court, Johns Creek, was arrested Dec. 12 on Waters Road in Alpharetta for possession of marijuana and underage consumption of alcohol. ►► Laura Ann Grant, 28, of Duluth was arrested Dec. 11 on Bethany Bend in Milton for possession of heroin, failure to stop at a red light and failure to place decal on tag.

Would-be thief rides MARTA ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Using MARTA as a getaway device is not the smartest of moves when trying to escape police. Employees of the Marshall’s store on North Point Parkway told police a man tried to leave the store with a bag full of sweaters Dec. 9. When he was confronted by staff, the suspect allegedly threatened them with a knife with a red handle and fled the store. Police found Cedric Lamar Jackson, 47, of Chamblee, at a nearby MARTA bus stop, identified through physical description and because he was allegedly breathing heavily, as if he had recently run. He was in possession of a knife with a red handle as well as several new bottles of perfume, for which he would not give receipts or say where they came from.

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of Duluth was arrested Dec. 12 on Ga. 140 in Roswell for possession of marijuana and speeding. ►► Larae Chawnita Coates, 31, of Atlanta was arrested Dec. 12 on Sun Valley Drive in Roswell for possession of marijuana and obstruction of an officer. ►► Anthony Leroy Simpson, 21, of Ivywood Lane, Roswell, was arrested Dec. 13 on Myrtle Street in Roswell for possession of marijuana and having an outstanding warrant. ►► Marco A. Fazio, 18, of Devereux Chase, Roswell, was arrested Dec. 14 on East Crossville Road in Roswell for possession of marijuana, possession of drug-related items and failure to obey a traffic control device.

Videos, cameras taken from Walmart MILTON, Ga. – Two people were arrested Dec. 8 after allegedly trying to steal dozens of DVDs and cameras from the Windward Walmart. Store employees told police that two men ran out of the store after they were confronted about possible theft. One man was seen driving away in a silver Grand Prix with New York tags. Police found such a car at the Windward and Ga. 9 traffic light. Inside were three people. The driver, Jalen R. Shelton, 20, of Atlanta, was identified as one of the alleged thieves. The second alleged thief, whom Shelton named as “DJ Randy Third” was not found. Several cameras and 45 DVDs were found in the car, all in their Walmart packaging, along with an open bottle of wine. Shelton was arrested for theft by shoplifting and driving with an open container of alcohol. When reviewing security footage, one of the car’s

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ROSWELL, Ga. – What began as a search for a missing boy ended late Friday morning, Dec. 20, after police found the body of a man and a boy in the woods near where the child was last seen. Four-year-old Jesus Dominguez was reported missing Dec. 19. His father was suspected of kidnapping him. Both are believed to be the bodies that were found. Police responded to an Old Holcomb Bridge Way home at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 19 and found a woman unresponsive. “We found the mother in the bedroom brutally beaten,” said Roswell Police Spokeswoman Lisa Holland. Police are not releasing her name; however she is still in North Fulton Hospital in critical condition. It was discovered the woman had a 4-year-old son who was unaccounted for, Jesus Dominguez. It is believed the father, Carlos Alberto Dominguez, 33, took

passengers, Brianna Irmaris Reyes, 18, of Planters Ridge Lane, Alpharetta, was found to have helped in the theft.

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him. “We knew he was missing and endangered,” said Holland. Alerts were issued for the boy, and agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Natural Resources came in to help in the search of the surrounding area. Mid-morning Friday, the teams found two bodies – a man and a child – in the woods only a half-mile away. Holland said it appeared to be a murder-suicide. Final confirmation on the identity of the bodies rests with the county coroner.

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MILTON, Ga. – A Dunbrody Drive resident reported $2,055 worth of jewelry stolen Dec. 8. The victim told police she had hardwood floors installed in the days before the jewels were reported missing. She suspects one of the workers. The stolen goods included a Swarovski watch with rectangle face, Swarovski “Tonight” necklace and pendant, Swarovski crystal hoop earrings and a white gold diamond ring with four rows of diamonds. The jewels were in a blue Swarovski box, which was also taken.

Armed man robs gas station CUMMING, Ga. — A masked man with an automatic gun went into a gas station and took the money in the cash register, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s incident

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report. At about 11 p.m. Dec. 10, deputies were dispatched to Texaco, 740 Atlanta Highway, because of an armed robbery. When deputies arrived, the employee told them she was sitting behind the counter when a man, who looked about 30 years old, came in wearing a light blue ski mask, a dark hoodie and blue jeans. He then pulled out an automatic firearm and demanded money from the cash register. The employee took out the cash and placed it into a plastic bag. She gave him the bag and he demanded she move to a storage room in the back of the building. She said he raised his gun and directed her to stay in the storage room. The armed robber fled the gas station on foot. The employee said she did not know how much money the robber took.

Thief nabbed, found with pills ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A Duluth man was arrested Dec. 8 after allegedly trying to steal a jacket and was found to have dozens of pills on him illegally. Police were called to the Macy’s store in North Point Mall where employees said they saw Rashad Charles Conner, 22, of Duluth, walk behind a sales counter and take a

hooded jacket. He walked to the exit while allegedly ripping off the tags and security sensors. Police arrested Conner for the theft and, while searching him, found a matchbox containing 41 pills of various kinds. Conner had allegedly taken some prior to his arrest. While he contended he needed them for personal use, officers arrested him for possession of drugs with the intent to distribute.

$17K in lawn equipment stolen CUMMING, Ga. — Someone entered a business and stole about $17,600 in lawn and construction equipment, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s incident report. On Dec. 7, an employee of Forsyth Exterminating, 1107 Atlanta Highway, told deputies he arrived at work at 8 a.m. while two crews were getting their equipment ready. The crew members told him their truck was open and their backpack blowers and weedeaters were missing. The employee said he looked around and saw the $14,000 Bobcat and its trailer missing. The generator was taken from the outbuilding. Deputies said all the entrances were not forced because they were left open.

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Consideration of an Alcohol Beverage License to 850 Fahrenheit Pizzeria, LLC dba 850F Barpizza, Located at 12635 Crabapple Road, Suite 310, Milton, Georgia 30004.

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MILTON, Ga. — Milton City Council approved in a 5 to 2 vote to rezone a 9-acre agricultural lot on the northeast corner of Bethany Bend and Cogburn Road for the development of 27 single-family homes. On Dec. 16, the rezoning was approved with several conditions. Several Milton and Alpharetta residents told councilmembers the development was too dense and needs to be taken “back to the drawing board.” “This model is a good compromise between developers and citizens with one exception, the density,” said Milton resident Laura Rencher. “It’s just too much.” Over the years, the council has received applications to transform the agricultural lot into a church, then, senior facility and homes, and now a single-family home subdivision. The council had to extend

the public hearing portion of the meeting to hear all four voices in support and 13 voices in opposition. Residents said they want to see the land developed, but not if it is going to devalue their homes and the Milton standards. “It just flies in the face of what I thought was one of the principles for the founding of the city of Milton and part of the justification of not wanting to become just another element of North Fulton County,” said Milton resident Roger Cubler. “It seems to me that it’s all about the money as opposed to what the city claims is an underlying objective.” Community Development Director Kathleen Field said the developer originally wanted 28 units, but was talked down to 27 in order to build the park, buffers and fencing requested in earlier meetings. “What people are looking for is 2,800- to 3,200-squarefoot really nice houses and as little lawn as they have to contend with,” said Don Rolader,

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representative of the applicant. “It’s what you put on the ground than how far away they are from each other that is important to this market.” Councilmember Bill Lusk motioned to approve the homes, and Councilmember Matt Kunz seconded it. Councilmember Rick Mohrig and Councilmember Burt Hewitt were opposed.

“Four or five years ago, we passed a sewer map, and this lot wasn’t included on it,” Hewitt said. “I supported that map in the past, and when there have been others that have come forward, I haven’t supported those. “For that reason, I won’t support this one either, and I do think it’s a little too dense,” he said.

Milton to see housing boom in 2014 Grapples with population, development growth By JONATHAN COPSEY jonathan@northfulton.com MILTON, Ga. – Anyone driving through Milton’s back roads may have seen an unusual amount of building activity. According to the city, this construction will continue and expand in the coming year. According to numbers provided by Kathleen Field, Milton’s community development director, there are 896 new homes either under review, under construction or seeking rezoning. Most of the properties seeking rezoning are along Milton’s southern edge, especially Ga. 9 These numbers for new homes to be completed in 2014

are triple 2013’s numbers. In all of this year, there were 279 residential permits given. That number is in itself nearly three times the number of permits given in 2010 (103). With these new homes, the city expects the population to jump from 34,588 this year up to 37,008 next year, an increase of nearly 2,500 people. “It’s because of the depression we had,” said Field. “There has been a pent-up demand.” People want to come to Milton, she said, and now they have the chance. This should come as no surprise. Milton is frequently touted as a rural, restful community of horse farms and quiet country roads. It has one

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of the highest median home prices in the Atlanta area. Milton was named “best quality of life” in Georgia and ninth highest in the Southeast by the Business Journals’ On Numbers Survey. “This kind of honor just fuels the desire of people wanting to move here, as we all have chosen to do so at some point,” wrote Milton Mayor Joe Lockwood in a recent letter to the community. However, the city cannot simply close its borders to all newcomers, nor can it forbid residents selling their land for new development. The trick is finding a way to make sure the developments coming in conform to what Milton wants to be in the future. With all the open space replaced with single family homes, what happens to that “rural” feel that drew people in the first place? Part of the problem, said Lockwood, was that properties that meet all the legal requirements do not have to go through the same public scrutiny or come before the City Council. If land is allowed to have 50 homes built on it, it can. And the builder does not need to tell his neighbors about it. Field says there is an array of options to help mitigate the issues. The city could require setbacks from the road to be

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increased, limiting the views of endless houses, replacing that view with trees and shrubs. Conservation subdivisions are another option. Developers would set aside a portion of their land as green space. That green space could be required to be at the entrance of a neighborhood. There are no conservation subdivisions in Milton. The transfer of development rights is also an option. This gives developers the chance to trade density in one area of the city for another. Instead of building 60 homes on Birmingham Highway, they might be able to build apartments along Ga. 9, saving the rural parcel. The issue with conservation subdivisions and the transfer of development rights options is they are voluntary. The city cannot force builders to use them. Field said the city needs to find ways to better promote and encourage developers to use these options.


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“But they were a jumping off place, too,” he said. “Often, it was an Irish pub like Sorley’s in New York that put up newly arrived immigrants and gave them a job and a room until they could launch themselves into America.” Meyers explores the richness of life these pubs bring into a community that is unique to the Irish pub alone. And then there are the recipes that make an Irish pub distinct as well. With each richly made photograph comes the personal story of each pub, shaped and shaping the communities in which they sit. But really, an Irish pub in Honolulu? Wallace says there is not one, but two, and they are on opposite corners near the city’s Chinatown. “One is all Red Sox, and the other is for the Yankees. But they come together for the largest St. Patrick’s celebration – not a parade – called the Sea of Green, and raise thousands of dollars for the University of Hawaii,” Wallace said. To find out how to get a copy, go to www.irishpubsbook.com.

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MILTON, Ga. – The new book on Irish pubs by local author/ photographer Robert Meyers has been much anticipated, but only now has become available locally because of ice storms in the Midwest. “Irish Pubs in America: History, Lore and Recipes” came about as an idea by Meyers and friend Ron Wallace to explore the phenomenon of Irish pubs and their effect on American culture. That led to their sojourn from Boston to Honolulu visiting more than 100 pubs, which were culled down to 52 in the book. “These pubs were a stopping off place for communities,” Meyers said. “They stopped off on their way home from work, after athletic events, weddings and funerals – all of the events of their lives. And often, they were the only cheerful place they had.

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The Milton Library found a name in 2013 and construction is expected to start in January 2014.

Milton Library gets a name Construction starts early 2014 By JONATHAN COPSEY jonathan@northfulton.com MILTON, Ga. – 2013 was the year Milton found a name for its forthcoming public library, to be located at the corner of Mayfield Road and Charlotte Drive, in Crabapple. The property was chosen in part because of its proximity to several schools and its road visibility. It will be the city’s only library. Milton’s 25,000-square-foot building, to be placed on the old Dinsmore Farm property, is part of 10 new or renovated libraries that were approved

in a 2008 regional referendum worth $275 million. The library has since received plenty of community support. A “Friends of the Milton Library� group has formed, to help raise money for the library and galvanize support for it. A $20,000 donation was made to this group to help move one of the historic barns on the property to save it from demolition. A group of residents formed a naming committee this year and settled on “Milton Library� as the official name. Construction on the Milton Library is expected to start in early 2014 and take about a year. Along with the Milton library, construction on Alpharetta’s new library should be started in early 2014. East Roswell also got a new library, on which construction has begun.

Freedom Park is the newest park in Milton, opened on Veterans Day and dedicated to those who have served their country.

Milton’s parks grow in 2013 By JONATHAN COPSEY jonathan@northfulton.com MILTON, Ga. – Milton’s parks program laid a lot of groundwork in 2013, which should lead to 2014 being a banner year for the city. “We’ve done quite a bit of work,� said Parks and Recreation Director Jim Cregge. A new park, Freedom Park, opened on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Local veterans raised nine flags representing the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, POW/MIA, the state of Georgia, the United States and the city of Milton. Exercise equipment is also scattered along a path in the park. The city and the school system recommitted to share park space at Friendship Community Park, next to Northwestern Middle School, for a further five years. Big things have been happening at Bell Memorial Park, as it was

approved for expansion in October. A new building will be constructed featuring concessions, scorekeeping equipment and restrooms. A one-mile walking path will also be built. Four new baseball fields and two rectangular multi-purpose fields will also be built. Construction will begin in 2014, after the baseball season, and will take about a year. The park will be shut for this time. Cregge said the entire park will be rebuilt. “It’s going to be spectacular,� Cregge said. As far as sports programs are concerned, this year proved there is a huge demand in the city. Cregge said last year, boys’ lacrosse was offered for the first time and had less than 50 applicants. This year, there were 190. Residents will see plenty of movement in the parks and their programs in 2014.

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Milton’s animal preserve owner wins expansion, dies By JONATHAN COPSEY jonathan@northfulton.com MILTON, Ga. – Dean Riopelle, owner of an exotic animal preserve on Hopewell Road won his case with the city to both accept his use of land but also to expand it. However he died in September before he could accomplish his goals. Riopelle’s operation came into the light last year when he decided he wanted to expand the preserve he had operated for more than a dozen years. Housing mostly primates, he cared for them all, giving many of them names like pets.

Neighbors voiced their opposition to his plans, claiming the animals were loud and posed an environmental hazard, being near a body of water. Riopelle won his case with the city in late March, albeit with restrictions on what and how many animals he could keep. In September, Riopelle slipped into a coma after suffering a heart attack. He died a week later. He was 53 years old. He was a football coach with the Alpharetta Youth Association and friends say was actively involved in helping children with cancer. He was also the owner of The Masquerade music venue in downtown Atlanta.

Dean Riopelle had hoped to expand his animal preserve, housing more exotic animals off Hopewell Road. He died unexpectedly before he could accomplish this.

Milton’s RISPA shines at national competition MILTON, Ga. – One of Milton’s own performing arts troupes swept the competition on a national stage in July. The RISPA School for Performing Arts, located on Ga. 9 in Milton, has performed for eight years. After sweeping this year’s Atlanta competition, they moved on to the national challenge. At the Access Broadway national competition in Hershey, Pa., the group of more than 100 performers faced off against 2,500 finalists who were the best of the best.

RISPA came away with dozens of individual and group awards and enough points to take home the best over-all Broadway Cup for Best Performing Arts School. This was RISPA’s first time at nationals, and many of the performance schools had been there before, so RISPA was the new kid on the block. “But by the second day, people started to ask about us and wanted to know who we were,” said owner Georgina Louchiey.


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Players of Year not among top recruiting targets Efforts of Grauss, Biondich lauded by coaches By MIKE BLUM news@northfulton.com NORTH FULTON, Ga. – The 2012 North Fulton high school football Players of the Year were both heavily recruited by elite Division I schools and spent their freshman seasons playing extensively for a pair of teams in the SEC. The 2013 North Fulton high school football Players of the Year are not being heavily recruited by Division I schools, with one of them more likely to play lacrosse in college after he graduates in 2015. You might not find Northview receiver Matty Biondich or Alpharetta linebacker Bryce Grauss near the top of any football recruiting lists, but the two players were hard to miss when playing for their respective teams this past season. Biondich and Grauss are the North Fulton Players of the Year, with Grauss earning defensive honors and Biondich the area’s top offensive player. Grauss, a senior, was the

Defensive Player of the Year in Region 6-AAAAAA and spearheaded the defensive effort that led the Raiders to an undefeated region record and a victory in the first round of the state playoffs. Although he was slowed by an injury late in the season, Grauss continued to play defense from sideline to sideline, making tackles all over the field, causing fumbles, intercepting passes and generally causing havoc for opposing offenses. “If what you’re looking for is production and an impact on the game, I don’t think there’s been a better football player in North Fulton the last five years,” Alpharetta coach Jason Dukes said of Grauss. In the Raiders’ playoff victory over South Gwinnett, Grauss did a little bit of everything despite having to come out of the game more than once due to a knee problem. He had multiple quarterback sacks, forced a fumble, blocked a punt, made a long interception return and simply would not allow Alpharetta to lose, with the Raiders coming away with the first playoff victory in school history. “He made everything go,”

Dukes said of the impact Grauss had on the Alpharetta defense. Despite his efforts during the season, Grauss has not been a target of recruiters at the highest levels of college football, unlike 2012 Defensive Player of the Year Carl Lawson of Milton, who played extensively at defensive end as a freshman at Auburn. “But as far as actual impact on a game – causing fumbles, pressuring the quarterback, making tackles in the backfield, you’d be hard pressed to find any defensive player more productive than Bryce was,” Dukes said. At least Grauss (6-foot-1, 210 pounds) looks like a football player. Biondich is all of 5-foot-7, 155 pounds and is likely to play lacrosse in college at West Point, having already committed to the U.S. Military Academy. Army, which rarely throws out of its triple option offense, would not have much use for Biondich’s football skills, which are impressive despite his slight stature. The 2012 North Fulton Offensive Player of the Year,

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Milton High School lacrosse hosts Run for Cover 5K MILTON, Ga. – The Milton High School boys’ lacrosse program is presenting its sixth annual Run for Cover 5K run. This year’s race will start at the Milton High School parking lot, 13205 Birmingham Highway in Milton, at noon Jan. 11, 2014. The Run for Cover 5K benefits North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC), a nonprofit agency dedicated to preventing homelessness of individuals residing north of the Chattahoochee River in Fulton County. NFCC assists families with basic needs such as food, rent and utilities, clothing and adult education classes during short-term emergencies. All race participants are asked to bring an article of winter clothing and/or non-perishable food items for donation to the NFCC. “Our Run for Cover is a wonderful event that rallies our community to help those

that are in need,” said Tom Dell, Milton boys’ lacrosse coach and assistant athletic director.  Last year’s event saw 225 runners who donated more than 60 winter coats and several bags of food items for NFCC. Plans for this year’s race look to exceed these numbers. New for 2014 is the race course has been certified by USTAF and times can be used to qualify for other events including the Peachtree Road Race. The race course can be viewed at www.mapmyrun. com/routes/view/60097652. Register before Jan. 4, 2014 to take advantage of the $5 registration discount. Register online at www.active.com. Walk-up registration will open at 11 a.m. on race day. For more race information, visit www.miltonlax.com. —Jonathan Copsey

Each year, the lacrosse team and race participants donate to the North Fulton Community Charities.

Milton High School athletes sign with colleges MILTON, Ga. – A dozen Milton High School athletes recently signed to play sports at the college level. In front, from left, are Lydia Witkowski (softball, Georgia Southern); Emma Harden (lacrosse, Virginia Tech); Kayla Jones (golf, Florida State); MacKenzie Lech (lacrosse, San Diego State) and Katie Grover (swim, UCLA). In back, from left, are Ryan Gridley (baseball, Mississippi State); Hunter Sanna (lacrosse, Sienna College); Shawn O’Connell (basketball, Georgia Southern); Mo Lewis (basketball, Navy); Jack Thompson (baseball, Georgia State); Dylan Cease (baseball, Vanderbilt) and Alex Schnell (baseball, Clemson). —Jonathan Copsey

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MILTON, Ga. — The Milton Boy Scout District, which covers the cities of Roswell, Alpharetta, Johns Creek and Milton, announced its newest Eagle Scouts, who passed their Board of Review on Dec. 4. Leland Grass’s project was the design and construction of an enclosed octagon wooden structure for the purpose of playing the game Ga-ga at Camp All-America at Perimeter Church. He also constructed a metal instruction board listing the rules to play Ga-ga. Preston Krah’s project was the design and construction of an 8-foot-tall pergola with a swing for Camp AllAmerica at Perimeter Church. Nathaniel Davis’s project was the design and construction of a three-sided wooden shelter for a herd of horses at Save the Horses Rescue Center. Joshua Gautier’s project was the design of a collection of food items for the North Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry. Although his goal was 1,000 food items, he surpassed it and collected 1,100 food items. Lane Mitchell’s project was the demolition, redesign and

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Alpharetta development vestige of prominent families Ruth’s Farm part of Spence, Wills, Peevy history By JONATHAN COPSEY jonathan@northfulton.com ALPHARETTA, Ga. – At the corner of Mayfield and Bethany roads, on the border of Alpharetta and Milton, sits a 22-acre parcel of land, one of the few remaining large parcels in the area. Sitting just outside downtown Crabapple, it will soon become a neighborhood called “Ruth’s Farm,” but it was once farmland belonging to one of North Fulton’s prominent families. Ruth’s Farm will feature 49 homes with one entrance on Bethany Road. The houses to be built inside will be all brick and start at about half a million dollars each. It is owned by KM Homes and developed by the Providence Group. “I got them to name it after [Ruth],” said Jack Peevy, the only son of Ruth Spence Peevy Wills, the former owner of the land. “The houses will look nice. They will be all-brick with three-car garages. Whatever is on that pasture land will reflect my mother.” Ruth died in 2007. The land belonged to Peevy, a retired colonel with the Army, and descendent of the

Peevy and Spence families. Both have a rich history in the North Fulton area. Peevy sold the family land while keeping two historic family houses on it preserved. Peevy’s grandparents, Bascom and Oma Spence, purchased the farm in 1918, he said. Scotch-Irish descendants, they ended a spate of progressively moving south, from Forsyth County to Bethany Bend to Mayfield Road. The house long predated their purchase, however. “Parts of one house date back before the Civil War,” said Connie Mashburn, a local historian. “If you look under the house, some of the beams are tree trunks, with the bark still on them. I don’t know how far back that type of construction goes.” Both houses on the land were donated by Peevy to the Alpharetta Historical Society in 2012. They sit on a few acres along Mayfield Road. All the land around them will be developed with houses. The Spence family has been in the area since the Civil War. “My great-grandfather went into the Civil War and was shot in the jaw,” Peevy said. “He was sent home to die. That was the practice at the time. But

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his jaw fell out, healed up and he went back into the war.” The house eventually passed down to Bascom and Oma’s daughter, Ruth Spence. Ruth Spence Peevy Wills married Hoye Peevy in the 1930s. He was a Fulton County deputy marshal. “Like everybody her age, she got married right out of high school,” Peevy said. “She went to work at the Fulton County Courthouse.” From there, her career took her into education. She became a secretary at a school in Sandy Springs where they encouraged her to go to college and where she eventually

earned several degrees. “She went ‘cafeteria-style,’” Peevy said. “She took a course here and a course there.” She and Peevy divorced in the 1950s. Ruth then married Ed Wills, the nephew of Quilliam “Quilly” Wills, the mayor of Alpharetta, who sold what is now Wills Park to the county. Ed ran a successful cattle feed store on North Main Street. One of Ruth’s relatives, Bill Spence, was a prominent lawyer in the area, head of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and also mayor of Alpharetta. He won a race against Quilly Wills, which surely provided interesting

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family dinners. “He called Quilly a damned Republican, and he beat him,” laughed Peevy. “That was probably the last time a Democrat beat a Republican up here.” At the time, Democrats were considered the conservative party. Now, the Spences and Willses have all died out or moved off. That is why he sold off the family land. Money from the sale of the land went to the University of North Georgia, where he says he wants to build a military museum. “I felt that preservation was more important than money,” Peevy said. “I’m not done with doing good deeds.”


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MILTON, Ga. — The Cambridge High School community was in shock Monday, Dec. 16, after learning of the suicide of one of their own. Reagan Austin Beene was a popular 14-year-old freshman, described as funny and sensitive by family and friends. Beene’s friends called him a prankster who loved to listen to country music, especially Carrie Underwood and Toby STUDIO 7 Keith. He loved the outdoors, Fourteen-year-old Reagan whether it was tubing at the Beene died Dec. 14. Famlakes near his grandparents’ ily, friends and classmates Texas home, playing golf or at Cambridge High School fishing and hunting. mourned his death Dec. 16. “He was funny, always smiling, always happy,” said his mother, Britt Beene. Reagan Beene, who was ago,” she said. “He touched so born in Arlington Heights, a many lives.” suburb of Chicago, Ill., died Mourning students came to Saturday, Dec. 14. school Monday to a makeshift This was a day after Milmemorial on the school’s front ton Police charged the teenlawn and remembered Reagan ager along with a dozen of his on and off campus this week. friends with underThe memorial at the school age drinking at a included flowers and house party in posters with messages D E I V OO Crooked Creek. for their classmate. HA The Beene Susan Hale, FulCenter QR code in white space family moved ton County Schools so that the black edges of the code to Milton in spokeswoman, said overlap the blue crop marks 2005. the school reReagan, sponded to the news RT H F U LT O N . C whose freshby bringing in grief man football counselors and a crisis jersey was No. 15, team. also played middie for “We are trying to be supthe Cambridge High School portive of staff and students,” lacrosse team. Hale said. When it came to televiFriends fondly recalled sion, he loved to watch “Duck Reagan. Dynasty.” “He was like a little brother “That and Dallas Cowboys to me,” said Croix Martini, 16, football,” his mother recalled. who also plays on the lacrosse “The Texas Longhorns were team. “He was really popular second. and had a lot of friends.” “Stonecreek Church has Students at Cambridge been a huge influence on his High are “shocked,” said Carlife and he had just gotten son Smith, 17. baptized a couple of weeks As the lacrosse season be-

Cambridge High School students created a memorial Monday, Dec. 16 in front of the school. Flowers, Bible verses and prayers decorated the flagpole base dedicated to “15,” Reagan’s jersey number. The lawn was decorated with blue and white balloons.

gins in late January and early February, students plan to dedicate the season to Reagan. “We are writing ‘RB’ on our helmets,” said Smith. In the morning of Dec. 16, half of the student population at Cambridge High walked to Stonecreek Church and many checked out after that. “It’s a day of remembrance and grief,” Smith said, after checking out of school and spending Monday afternoon at Alpharetta North Park. Smith and other members of the school’s lacrosse team said they needed to “blow off some steam.” Cambridge Principal Ed Spurka sent word out to parents over the weekend about the loss. “We express our deepest sympathy to the Beene family; our thoughts and prayers are with them in this time of grief,” he wrote. “Tonight and in the coming days, I encourage you to talk to your children about their feelings and experiences and encourage them to seek support from our counseling staff if appropriate.” Social media sites like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter were filled with many posted remembrances and sympathy to the family. “The biggest smiles hold the most pain, and he had one hell of a smile. RIP Reagan Beene,” tweeted fellow Cambridge student Remy Johnston. In addition to his mother, Reagan is survived by his father, Jeffry A. Beene; older sisters, Anderson “Ace,” 20, and Mallory, 17, and younger brother, Travis, a seventhgrader at Hopewell Middle School. A memorial service was held Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 3 p.m. at Stonecreek Church. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to Stonecreek Church, 13540 Ga. 9 N., Milton, Ga. 30004 in the name of “Reagan Austin Beene.”

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Outpourings of sympathy have flooded the Internet for the Beene family My deepest sympathy to you and your family for your loss. Please accept my condolences on behalf of myself and my family with God’s grace to help you through this most difficult time. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Darren Morley, Cartersville, Ga. So sorry for your loss; my heart breaks for you and your family. Thoughts and prayers with all of you. Christie Green, Ga. Our hearts are broken with sadness for the Beene family. We are keeping Reagan and the entire Beene family in our daily prayers. The Townsend family, Milton, Ga. We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. You have been in our thoughts,

and we will continue to pray for comfort and strength to you all. The Willsey family, Long Valley, N.J. I am the mother of one of your neighbors. I am sick at heart over your loss and my heartfelt prayers go out to your entire family. May the Good Lord be your strength and comfort at this time. Marilyn Schneider, Wood Ridge, New Jersey Although I didn't know this young guy he has touched me..I will like to send my condolences to the Beene/ David family & Reagans friends.I can tell how deeply he is love & how much he will be missed...God has a special assignment for Reagan spread your wings baby you are one of Gods special angels..#rip Emery Brown, Pacoima, California

Teen party broken up by police By JONATHAN COPSEY jonathan@northfulton.com MILTON, Ga. – Police broke up a teen party Dec. 13 that included nearly a dozen 14- and 15-year-olds who were allegedly drinking alcohol. The boy who held the party, Reagan Beene, was found dead the following day. According to Milton Police, they received a call of a party on South Heron Run Court, in the Crooked Creek neighborhood. The caller said teens were drinking and smoking marijuana in the front yard. When the responding officer arrived, he wrote in his report that there was no evidence of a party. As he was walking back to his car to leave, he overheard a teen talking on her cellphone. Approaching her, he said he saw a can of beer on the ground beside her. She allegedly admitted others were inside the home, drinking. The officer reported seeing several teens closing blinds and windows in an attempt to avoid the police, even going so far as to jump out a bedroom window and flee across the nearby golf course. Ten teens were found in the house, along with “numerous empty cans of beer.” Milton Police Spokesman Capt. Shawn McCarty said officers have discretion of how they handle incidents like this. “It depends on the situation,” McCarty said, adding that in this case, “all the children were 14 and 15 so the officer felt the most appropriate course was to write a ticket and release them to their parents.” The Milton rumor mill took over after the bust, with teens saying kids were kept in “paddy wagons” or arrested. McCarty said that was not true. “We don’t own any paddy wagons,” he said. Nine of the kids were kept in the house until they could be turned over to their parents. Beene was turned over to his older sister. All teens were cited for underage consumption.

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definitively decided is that we want to learn more,” he said. Belle Isle says he likes the idea of a convention center in Alpharetta because it would be an asset that would allow Alpharetta to continue to lead the area economically. “It would provide many of the com-

panies already here the opportunity to create community here among themselves rather than be just a part of the far-flung reaches of a greater Atlanta market,” he said. “And from the hoteliers’ standpoint, it is certainly to their

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BusinessBriefs KyunKwan University. He chose to continue that commitment in the U.S. by pursuing his master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine at Dongguk University in Los Angeles, Calif. Park has been practicing acupuncture in north metro Atlanta since 2008 and has treated about 12,000 patients over the last 13 years. Call North Fulton Chiropractic Center at 770-754-4567 for more information.

The Lily’s Pharmacy staff, from left, Dr. Jenna Ferrara and the Shannons – Abby, Jennifer, Lily and Michael.

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Lily’s Pharmacy offers personalized service JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — When Johns Creek residents Jennifer and Michael Shannon set out to open their own pharmacy in North Georgia, the couple knew they wanted to offer something wholly unique from the big box drug store chains. The Shannons took a cue from the old-fashioned values of the “mom and pop” pharmacies of yesteryear, blended them with some of the latest technological advances and mixed in Dr. Jennifer Shannon’s experience as a clinical pharmacist with Michael’s head for business. To their team, they added another talented clinical pharmacist, Dr. Jenna Ferrara, and on Oct. 30, Lily’s Pharmacy officially opened its doors. Located at 11670 Jones Bridge Road – where Jones Bridge intersects with Kimball Bridge – Lily’s Pharmacy offers free delivery within the pharmacy’s service area, an after-hours emergency contact line, private consulting room and personalized medications through compounding. “We are not your run-of-the-mill chain pharmacy,” said Jennifer. “We are committed to providing an unparalleled level of care.” Visit www.lilyspharmacy.com for more information.

Chiropractic practice now offering acupuncture ALPHARETTA, Ga. — North Fulton Chiropractic Center announced that it is now offering acupuncture, performed by Shin Park. Park’s interest in Oriental medicine began in Seoul, South Korea, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Oriental philosophy from Sung-

Avalon: Continued from Page 16 advantage to host events in the city that their hotels don’t have the space for.” It would really strengthen the technology companies by providing a “hub” that would help grow the Alpharetta technology industry in particular. Beyond the Cobb Galleria and Gwinnett Center, there are few facilities near North Fulton that could house large conventions or meetings. The Marriott Hotel on Windward Parkway is the closest local contender,

launched a new tool for their consumer website: ColdwellBankerAtlanta.com. The new feature allows users to enter important places or addresses such as work, schools, relatives and see the distance each listing is to these significant locations. “Most home buyers are concerned about the location of their home and how it will fit into their lifestyle,” said Charlotte Sears, president, Greater Atlanta, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “A high value is placed upon the distance from a new home to their important places, like their parent’s home, a child’s school or doctor’s office.” Each property search result will show how far in driving miles each spoke is to the property. This program utilizes Google’s mapping API’s to determine the distance and drive times. For more information or to view local properties, visit ColdwellBankerAtlanta.com.

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All My Sons Moving has new home in Roswell ROSWELL, Ga. — All My Sons Moving and Storage, which opened in 1996, has a new home. Owner Ericka De La Garza said the familyowned moving and storage business offers an array of services from their new headquarters, 245 Hembree Park Drive, Suite 114 in Roswell. De la Garza said she’s excited to open a location in Roswell because she lives in the area. She opened this location in partnership with another office in Forest Park so that she can fully service metro-Atlanta and the Southeast. The business offers evaluation, pricing and protection of personal belongings. She said the team of movers and wrappers are her best asset. Visit www.allmysons.com/atlanta or call 770-667-5023 for more information.

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with 13,000 square feet of space. “Within 10 miles of here [downtown Alpharetta], there are 63 hotels,” said Jim Stormont, with Stormont Hospitality Group. “Almost every single one of them is limited service and the only full-service hotel is the Marriott, which doesn’t have a lot of meeting space. There is a huge need for meeting space in this market, and we see a big opportunity.” Stormont has partnered with Avalon on the hotel, and has a history of building highend hotels, most recently the Marriott at Hartsfield-Jackson

Dan Ross and his wife, Crystle, owners of Atlantic Express Seafood, with daughters Cammie and Sophia (baby).

Atlantic Express Seafood opens in Alpharetta ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Atlantic Express Seafood has a new store in the Village at Crooked Creek Shopping Center, 6230 Alpharetta Highway, Suite 9 in Alpharetta, south of McFarland Parkway. The business offers a variety of seafood products straight from the source. On a recent visit, there were live lobster, cooked whole lobster, lobster tails, lobster roe, picked lobster meat, scallops, Mahi-Mahi and Grouper Clams, mussels, oysters and crabs are on their way as well as a selection of fresh Atlantic fish. The business is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit www.atlanticexpressseafood.com or call 207-385-0856 for more information.

Airport. He said the hotel and conference center would be placed in the Avalon project along the Ga. 400 side and feature prominently in the designs. The benefits, he said, would be many. There could be as much as $42 million in total economic benefits to the region, with 210 jobs created directly. Hundreds more would be created indirectly and supported by the center. By the third year of operations, Stormont said there would be $1.5 million in taxes generated each year by the convention center.

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November sales for North Fulton and Forsyth County. Comparing sales year-over-year for the month of November unit sales dropped a modest 4 percent in North Fulton, but went down a whopping 22 percent in Forsyth County. The seasonal shift to lower unit sales was expected but it is interesting that the numbers varied so much between the two areas. The good news though is that sales prices are still showing a solid increase over the same period last year. The average sales price in Forsyth County is up 12 percent over last November to $277,116 and up 13 percent in North Fulton to $411,218. Additionally, the average days-onmarket is down 35 percent in Forsyth County and 38 percent in North Fulton. So, on average homes are selling for more than last year and selling more quickly. Sales prices have shown strong improvement all year and will continue to

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make gains next year, but those gains will not be quite as robust with the additional inventory we’ll see from new home building and with more sellers having crossed over the negative equity threshold into positive territory. Ultimately this will be a good thing as a balanced market is a healthy market. Bob Strader is a local realtor with the NORTH Group of Keller Williams Realty. Visit his blogs liveincumming. com or liveinalpharetta.com or email him: info@thenorthgroup.com.

Tax changes and expiring tax breaks to be aware of before end of 2013 Throughout the year, I often discuss taxes with my clients – including the tax changes that affect them as small business owners and the expiring tax breaks that they face on their individual returns. Here are some important changes to keep in mind. Tax changes for corporations and sole proprietors in 2013: Health care tax credit. Small businesses that employ fewer than 25 full-time equivalent employees may qualify for the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit. To do so, the employees’ average annual wages cannot be more than $50,000, and the business must pay at least half the premiums for employees’ single health insurance coverage. The maximum credit is equal to 35 percent of the premiums paid by the business. The credit can be claimed in tax years 2010 through 2013 and for any two years after that. Hiring qualified veterans. Businesses that hire veterans who have served our country can receive certain tax credits. In 2013, the maximum credit for hiring qualified veterans at a for-profit business is $9,600 per worker, while tax-exempt organizations can claim a $6,240 credit per worker. Deduction for equipment purchases. The Section 179 expense deduction for equipment purchases for 2013 is $500,000 of the first $2 million of certain business property placed in service during the year. For qualified property that exceeds the threshold amount, the bonus depreciation is 50 percent.

CHRIS SMITH CB Smith & Associates Tax breaks for individuals set to expire on Dec. 31, 2013: Energy-efficient appliances. Taxpayers can get a 10 percent tax credit for eligible items such as pellet stoves or a newer water heater. IRA distributions for charitable contributions. One way for those who are 70.5 years or older to reduce income and take advantage of other tax provisions is to donate their mandatory minimum IRA distributions to charity, up to $100,000. Small business stock. Now is an ideal time to invest in small businesses. For stock that is purchased before Dec. 31 and held for five years, 100 percent of the capital gains can be excluded. Electric vehicles. A tax credit of up to $7,500 is available for fourwheel electric vehicles, ranging from Ford to Fiat to BMW and more. It is important to note that the tax credit for electric vehicles do not technically expire in 2013 because it phases out after 200,000 vehicles are built by the manufacturer.

With the holiday season already started, what plans do you have to recognize your employees? Are you planning on doing something to show your employees that you really care about them? Even though the holiday season is a busy time of year, small business owners shouldn’t miss the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the achievements by their employees.A little can go a long way in creating a work environment where your employees know you care about them. So what are some of the options you have to recognize your employees? Allow them to take a few hours off to do some of their holiday shopping. Offer flexible work schedules to allow them to move their schedules around to accommodate family time. Plan a luncheon to celebrate the season and build morale by conveying your thanks. Hand out gift certificates or cards. These are all low-cost options that go a long way in saying “thank-

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you” to your employees. The holiday season is also a great time to hand out bonus checks and announce promotions to those who were high contributors. And for small business owners who don’t have the resources to do what is suggested above, a simple hand written and personalized note can go a long way in conveying your thanks. Recognizing your employees during the holidays is a great opportunity to demonstrate you care about them, and will go a long way in improving morale in your small business.

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Caldwell celebrates 20th anniversary Business: Caldwell Tree Care Opened: 1993 Owner: Kevin Caldwell What: Kevin Caldwell started Caldwell Landscape Company in 1993, but soon realized his true passion was trees. In 1997, he changed the company’s focus to the care of trees, and Caldwell Tree Care was born. Caldwell is a certified arborist. Caldwell Tree Care prunes trees, removes trees and takes care of trees

and shrubs through its plant health care division, which treats diseases and pests that can affect trees and shrubs. Where: 280 East Crossville Road, Roswell Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday Call: 770-992-1973 Email: customerservice@caldwelltreecare.com Web: www.caldwelltreecare.com

PRO Martial Arts opens in Alpharetta Business: PRO Martial Arts Opened: December 2013 Owners: CJ ALKA Enterprises What: PRO Martial Arts is about far more than kicking, punching and karate workouts. Where: 12850 Alpharetta Highway Hours: Noon to 8 p.m. Call: 770-664-8000 Email: Alpharetta@promartialarts. com. Web: www.promartialarts.com/alpharetta.


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that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Show times vary. Through Dec. 29. 1404 Spring St. Northwest at 18th St., Atlanta. Please visit puppet.org.

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LOCAL LIVE MUSIC » ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA NEW YEAR'S EVE

Ring in the New Year in musical style, with the music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin. The ASO and guest conductor, Jack Everly, along with vocalist Judy McLane and pianist Michael Chertock, present Gershwin favorites including “I Got Rhythm” and “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” as we welcome 2014. 8 p.m. Dec. 31. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. Northeast, Atlanta. Please call 404-733-6615 or visit atlantasymphony.org.

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Opposites attract in this charming tale of unrequited love. Stan’s adorable story begins after a chance encounter with a dog that has been sent outside in the wintry cold. The dog tells the snowman about a warm stove inside the house, and with a “crack-crackle” in his heart, Stan falls in love with the wood-burning beauty. The unlikely romance, doomed from the start, is only the beginning in this hilarious and heartwarming tale as Stan later discovers that a young snowwoman is swooning over him as well. Show times vary. Jan. 2. – Feb. 2. 1404 Spring St. Northwest, Atlanta. Please call 404-873-3391 or visit puppet.org.

“RUDOLPH THE REDNOSED REINDEER”

Presented by the Center for Puppetry Arts, Rudolph soars back into town for this faithful adaptation of the wonderful holiday tradition

call 800-225-5292 or visit callawaygardens.com.

GLOBAL WINTER WONDERLAND

The spectacular lantern festival and multicultural theme park makes its Atlanta debut at Turner Field. Guests will be able to travel the world in one visit while viewing the largerthan-life lantern designs of international landmarks. 5 to 11 p.m. through Jan. 5. 755 Hank Aaron Drive Southwest, Atlanta. Please call 404-314-1994 or visit globalwonderland.com.

STONE MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS SHEN YUN

Featuring a live orchestra, the performance includes a series of energetic and classical Chinese dances depicting Chinese legends and traditions. Shen Yun is a non-profit group formed by leading classical Chinese artists wishing to revive the culture of China and share it with the world. The group’s members include some of the top talent from around the world; many artists are winners of international competitions in dance, choreography and music. Please visit shenyun.com. Show times vary Dec. 27 – 29. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta.

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Performed with live music from the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra led by principal guest conductor Gary Sheldon. Enjoy an extra touch of magic when Drew Thomas, professional illusionist and finalist on “America’s Got Talent,” takes on the role of the mysterious Drosselmeyer the first two weeks, Dec. 6-15. Times vary. Dec. 6-29. The Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. Northeast, Atlanta. Please call 404-892-3303 or visit atlantaballet.com.

EVENTS » FANTASY IN LIGHTS

Presented by Callaway Gardens, this show features 8 million lights and 15 dazzling scenes and adds up to one magical night. Fantasy in Lights is the South’s most spectacular holiday light and sound show and one of the world's "Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights," as named by National Geographic Traveler. Evenings through Dec. 30. U.S. Highway 27, Pine Mountain. Please

Light up your family holidays with the glow of more than 2 million lights and more than a dozen performances and activities at Atlanta's most heartwarming Christmas celebration. Through Jan. 1. Highway 78 East, Stone Mountain. Please call 770-498-5690 or visit stonemountainpark.com.

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in bringing in the New Year. 4 p.m. Dec. 31. 25 South Main St., Alpharetta. Please call 770-696-2097 or visit hopalleybrew.com.

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CALLAWAY GARDENS NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION Explore our world-renowned gardens by day; dine and dance the evening away to live music by Kidd Blue by night. Be sure to pack your dancing shoes and cocktail attire to count down in style at this adults-only midnight bash. 7 p.m. Dec. 31. US Highway 27, Pine Mountain. Please call 800-225-5292 or visit callawaygardens.com.

WHISKEY BLUE’S 5TH ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH

Whiskey Blue invites guests to send-off 2013 from their glamorous rooftop locale with unparalleled panoramic views of Atlanta. The fabulous fete will feature DJ Rimby spinning sultry sounds as guests enjoy party favors and a complimentary midnight champagne toast. 21 and over. 8 p.m. – 3 a.m. Dec. 31. 3377 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. Please call 678-500-3190 or visit atlantanightlife.com/ whiskeyblue. http://

CLEOPATRA'S 2014 NEW YEAR'S EVE BALL

Walk like an Egyptian and celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at the Fabulous Fox Theatre’s Egyptian Ballroom. Atlanta's Best DJs will be spinning Top 40, house and hip-hop mashups all night alongside a spectacular light show, with Cleopatras, Egyptian Queens and Pharaohs mixing your favorite drinks at premium open bars all night. 21 and over. 9 p.m. Dec. 31. 660 Peachtree St. Northeast, Atlanta. Please call 404-881-2100 or visit foxtheatre.org.

HOP ALLEY NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

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LAKE LANIER POLAR BEAR JUMP

Splash into 2014 by taking a plunge in Lake Lanier and supporting an Olympic legacy program for local youth. Compete for a number of prizes including best costume, biggest splash, oldest and youngest jumpers, and best sponsored group jump. Prizes will also be awarded for the chili cook-off, which is free to enter. Come join for a quick cool down, followed by a dip in the hot tub and warm chili and hot chocolate. Noon. Jan. 1. Lake Lanier Olympic Venue, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. Register at lckc. org/polarbearswim.htm.

RACES AND BENEFITS » TOYZ 4 TEENZ GIFT DRIVE Help make the holidays brighter for the older kids in foster care. Bring an unwrapped item: sports equipment, makeup or bath sets, pajamas, gift cards or a check made out to Foster Care Support Foundation. Special need for boys’ gifts. Every donor's name goes into a drawing for a $50 Zenergize gift certificate. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. through Dec. 31. Zenergize Wellness, 292 South Atlanta St., Roswell. Please call 770-992-2079 or visit zenergizewellness.com.

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the largest New Year’s Eve gathering in the Southeast, and ring in 2014 with Underground Atlanta’s Peach Drop. 11 a.m. – 3 a.m. Dec. 31. 50 Upper Alabama St., Atlanta. Please call 404523-2311 or visit peachdrop.com.

NEW YEAR’S EVE BLOWOUT AT THE ROSWELL TAP

A New Year’s Eve of great food, beverages and dancing. Champagne toast at midnight and a free ride home if you live within five miles of The Roswell Tap. 7 p.m. Dec. 31. 1090 Alpharetta St. Roswell. Please call 770-992-9206 or visit theroswelltap.com.

FIRST DAY 5K

Ring in the New Year with a 5k. The race starts at the Red Brick Brewery and participants can tour the brewery after the race. Race starts at 1 p.m., sign in begins at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 1. 2323 DeFoor Hills Road, Atlanta. Please visit firstday5k.com.

NEW YEAR’S EVE AT MILTON CUISINE With live music, a complimentary champagne toast and great food, come ring in the New Year with Milton Cuisine. 8 p.m. Dec. 31. 800 Mayfield Road, Milton. Please call 770-8170161 or visit Miltoncuisine.com.

NEW YEAR’S EVE MASQUERADE AT ROUX

A New Year’s masquerade at Roux on Canton, with DJ, special menu and complimentary champagne at midnight. 5 p.m. Dec. 31. 946 Canton St., Roswell. Please call 770993-0007 or visit rouxoncanton.com.


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ROSWELL, Ga. — Roswell city leaders welcomed the expansion of 64 new suites at the Tapestry House assisted living facility. A groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the occasion took place Friday, Dec. 13 at 9212 Nesbit Ferry Road in Alpharetta. Milton L. Cruz, owner of Insignia Senior Living, was in attendance along with Dean Peacock, principal of Peacock Construction. Invited guests included Maria Rose of the Johns Creek Chamber of Chamber, Roswell city leaders, Julie Vickers, executive director of the Tapestry

House, Zee Jennings, executive director of Tapestry House, and Tracie Kolody, executive director of Carlton Senior Living in Sandy Springs. All three of these senior living facilities are owned by Milton L. Cruz. The health care real estate and investment group last year opened the first assisted living and memory care facility in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The latest project, a 64-suite addition to Tapestry House Senior Living and Memory Care will offer studio and one-bedroom apartments with assisted living amenities as well as medication manage-

ment. The facility will also accommodate a 30-day rehab stepdown program from hospital discharge. Construction for the expansion is expected to be completed by the end of September 2014. For more information, visit www.insigniaseniorliving.com.


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You never know what others are going through “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind.” Someone posted that on my Facebook wall, and I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind since – not that I necessarily want to. When I first saw it, I immediately started processing how true it was – how many times the idea hit close to home. I thought of the kids in our community who took their own lives this year and the pain endured by the friends and family of those kids. I thought of the principal and the teachers who taught at the schools where those kids went and the herculean efforts they made to prevent more tragedies. And I imagined the indescribable pain and frustration when despite their efforts, it continued. I thought how hard it must have been and how brave and heroic it was when those administrators showed up at school – or back home every day – and somehow managed to slip on masks of positive attitudes, smiles and engagement with those around them. I thought of the people I know who lost jobs, who lost careers in mid-stream, out of the blue and who didn’t know what to do. I thought about what it felt like to pretend that everything was OK, that their pride really wasn’t hurt when they stayed unemployed or when they took jobs that maybe their kids would have qualified for. I thought about the frustration and emptiness they must have felt when they couldn’t provide for their family. I imagined one of them in front of me at a traffic light a bit distracted and not noticing that the light was green – and my hand moving toward the horn. I’ve been on the side of musty mountains. And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard rain gonna fall. When I saw that Facebook post, I thought about my kids growing up in this Internet age where all personal information is public and where all secrets are found, and where kids are surrounded by pressure and stress from corners of their lives to which we parents are oblivious. I imagined how hard it is to be a kid today – or a parent, and I wondered if the short tempers, the ugly comments, the seemingly self-centered behavior that seems to permeate our lives today might somehow be related. Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. I thought about the single moms struggling to support their children, hold down jobs,

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pay bills and still try to have a life. I thought of the ministers carrying the burdens of their congregations silently on their shoulders and working more hours than they would ever admit to and never complaining. I thought of those holding two or three jobs to try to make ends meet and how that might look on their faces when they were in line at the grocery, in the bleachers at the ball game, sitting in a restaurant or watching others complaining about the difficulty of finding a court or chatting on their phones at the red light in a hurry to get to lunch at a local watering hole. Be kind. Walk in their shoes. At least try. One of the hardest things for a parent to teach a child is the concept of empathy. Being the center of attention is how we are born and what

is hardwired into us, and it does not necessarily go away as one grows older. It has to be unlearned. One of the best ways is to be exposed to someone who has unlearned it. Children’s and adults’ behavior is learned; it is modeled. That is, we learn by example. My daughter Amelia has been babysitting recently for a single mom. The woman holds down a modest-paying job and is raising two young foster children. She recently took on a third foster child because, I suspect, no one would take the child because she is older. The mom never stops. Between her job and trying to raise those kids, I don’t know how she finds time to sleep. But Amelia is not babysitting for this woman to give her a break. She is babysitting for her because the woman is organizing – on her own – a mom’s night out for all the other foster moms so they can have a break. She is coordinating babysitters. She is finding a place and a way to entertain and “sit” all these foster kids, all in her “spare” time and with her “extra money.” This mom is fighting a battle that few would be aware

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One of the hardest things for a parent to teach a child is the concept of empathy. Being the center of attention is how we are born and what is hardwired into us, and it does not necessarily go away as one grows older. It has to be unlearned. of or consider, and she does so willingly and with love. She deserves your patience, your admiration and, yep, your compassion and empathy. I think that most of you, if you knew what she is doing would gladly give her a helping hand or, at a minimum, not be mean or impatient with her in daily life. But here is the rub: “she” is everyone. She doesn’t wear a label that says she deserves or needs your understanding or support. You just have to have

faith that “she” needs you – and you need her. And, no, my daughter is not charging her. In the case with our family, I have probably learned more by modeling my children – and my wife – than anything else during my 59 years on this planet. Be kind, and even when you can’t be kind, be kind anyway. At the end of the day, making someone else’s world a little better in some way is making everyone’s world a little better – including your own.

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Rivers Academy holds signing day ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Nov. 13 was Early Signing Day for high school athletes across the country. At Rivers Academy in

Alpharetta, parents, students and teachers gathered to celebrate as nine student-athletes signed their national letters of intent to various schools for their sports. Rivers has been referred to as “the little school that could” because of its high percentage of elite college acceptances. In addition to these featured students, the entire senior class will be honored throughout the commitment season as they make their college decisions. The seniors who signed are, back row from left, Allison

Miller (tennis) – University of Notre Dame, Alexa Boggio (equestrian) – Southern Methodist University, Lindsey Hodge (tennis) – Rice University, Brittany Nuttall (tennis) – Presbyterian College, Hannah Stanford (tennis) – University of North Georgia and Hannah King (tennis) – University of Georgia. In front, from left, are Spencer Papciak (golf) – Davidson College, Trey Yates (tennis) – University of Kentucky and Michael Kay (tennis) – Georgia Tech. —Jonathan Copsey


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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.

University of the Sciences PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Sarah Kraus, a doctor of pharmacy student from Suwanee, has

COMMUNITY 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.

University of Nevada-Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, Nev. – University of Nevada-Las Vegas’s Stephanie Thelen of Milton recently earned Mountain West Volleyball Player of the Week recognition for the second time in her college career. Thelen, a senior setter, attends UNLV on a vol-

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leyball scholarship. “Stephanie has been playing well all season after she returned to the setter position,” said Rebel volleyball coach Cindy Fredrick. “She has worked on her all-around game; improving her defense and serving while also being an offensive threat in the front row. This is a well-deserved honor as Stephanie has been a tremendous team player throughout her years as a Rebel.”

Cornell University ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University announced that Andrew Bond of Johns Creek and Savannah Grace of Roswell graduated from Cornell’s prestigious Summer College

program this summer.

University of Arkansas FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Joshua Andrews, a freshman from Alpharetta, has received the Food Science Scholarship from the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas for 2013-2014.

Wichita State University WICHITA, Kan. – Riddhi Karambelkar of Alpharetta has graduated from Wichita State

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Players: Continued from Page 10 Alpharetta’s Joshua Dobbs, ended this past season as the starting quarterback at Tennessee. Northview coach Chad Davenport needed only one word to describe the kind of season Biondich had for the Titans. “Unbelievable,” Davenport said. “He does not drop anything.” Biondich, a junior, compiled a highlight reel’s worth of amazing catches throughout the season, finishing with 75 receptions for 1,225 yards and 13 touchdowns, with his yardage total second in the state and first in AAAAA. Even though opposing defenses knew the ball was going to Biondich in key situations, he managed to make one big catch after another, frequently down the field against double

coverage. “He runs very good pass routes, has great speed and tremendous concentration,” Davenport said. “And he’s a smart receiver. He knows how to break off the route if he has to and make an adjustment.” Biondich had at least one touchdown reception in each of the Titans’ last nine games, and had at least 100 yards receiving seven times in 2013. Biondich also had a punt return for a touchdown and handled the punting duties for Northview, kicking a field goal in his only attempt. With both Biondich and quarterback D.J. Pearson back next season, the Titans’ opponents in 6-AAAAAA will have a new pass threat duo to deal with after the graduation of all the region’s collection of standout receivers from the 2013 season. Coach of the Year: Sharing honors as North Fulton Coach of the Year are Mount Pisgah’s Mike Forrester and

northfulton.com | Milton Herald | December 25, 2013 | 25 Blessed Trinity’s Tim McFarlin. Forrester helped guide the Patriots to the semifinals in the Class A private school division, where they lost 17-16 to Aquinas, which won the state title the next week with a 27-7 victory. Coming off a 6-5 season and a first round playoff loss in 2012 to the top-ranked team in the 16-team bracket, Mount Pisgah finished with a 12-1 record in Forrester’s first season as head coach. McFarlin led the Titans to a third straight playoff berth in Class AAA, with BT capturing a region title against some very tough competition. The Titans, who faced playoff teams in all four of their non-region games, ended with a 9-4 record, reaching the quarterfinals before losing to state finalist Washington County. BT has won at least one playoff game in each of McFarlin’s three seasons as head coach.

Varsity: Continued from Page 24 University with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering after the summer 2013 term.

Bob Jones University GREENVILLE, S.C. – Kyle Turner of Alpharetta has been named to the Bob Jones University Bruins men’s intercollegiate basketball team. Turner, a sophomore

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majoring in business administration, is a forward for the Bruins men’s team.

Young Harris College YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College freshman theater major Hannah Valleroy of Johns Creek recently performed in Theatre Young Harris’s production of prolific playwright Israel Horovitz’s “Lebensraum.” Valleroy is a graduate of Alpha Omega Academy and the daughter of John and Patricia Valleroy of Johns Creek.

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DEATH NOTICES Doris Bastic, 88, of Marietta, passed away December 13, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

James Paul Barrentine, 65, of Cumming, passed away December 12, 2013. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home. Reagan Beene, 14, of Milton, passed away December 14, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Monika Behling, 83, of Marietta, passed away December 17, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home. Benjamin Brinson, 77, of Alpharetta, passed away December 2, 2013. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society.

Geraldine Bulaon, 84, of Alpharetta, passed away December 17, 2013. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home.

Greg Carscallen, 53, of Suwanee, passed away December 1, 2013. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society.

Tricia Caudell, 55, of Alpharetta, passed away December 11, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Hal Chambers, 94, of Roswell, passed away December 14, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home. William Crutchfield, 84, of Woodstock, passed away November 28, 2013. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society.

Charles Curtis, 57, of Alpharetta, passed away December 15, 2013. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home. Otto William Denkman, 101, of Alpharetta, passed away December 10, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Janet Ellis, 55, of Roswell, passed away December 10, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home.

Billy Frank Finley, Jr., 51, of Alpharetta, passed away December 15, 2013. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home. Janice Flanders, 67, of Woodstock, passed away December 12, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home. James Carter Garrison, Jr., 82, of Suwanee, passed away December 17, 2013. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home. Theresa Gonzalez, 85, of Roswell, passed away December 13, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home. Raymond E. Gregg III, 58, of Cumming, passed away December 10, 2013. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home. Sue Hill, 85, of Roswell, passed away December 11, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home. Barbara Olive Holcombe, 82, of Flowery Branch, passed away December 17, 2013. Arrangements by Ingram Funeral Home. Raymond Jones, 62, of Johns Creek, passed away November 29, 2013. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society.

Douglas Proctor Kalish, 72, of Atlanta, passed away December 17, 2013. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home.

Robert Ryan Lee, 38, of Alpharetta, passed away December 10, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Charles D. Rusch, Jr., 82, of Canton, passed away December 9, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Elizabeth Lamb, 84, of Milton, passed away December 16, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home.

Kenneth Snider, 89, of Suwanee, passed away November 29, 2013. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society.

Manta Lester, 96, of Marietta, passed away December 13, 2013. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society.

Betty Moore, 83, of Alpharetta, passed away December 10, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Roberta Papineau, 42, of Dunwoody, passed away December 16, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home. Marvin Pastel, 90, of Atlanta, passed away December 6, 2013. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society.

Eugene Tauches, 79,of Alpharetta, passed away December 1, 2013. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society.

Elizabeth Thomason, 92, of Marietta, passed away December 14, 2013. Arrangements by Northside Chapel Funeral Directors.

Robert Waters, 63, of Atlanta, passed away December 12, 2013. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home. Morton Zeman, 91, of Johns Creek, passed away December 9, 2013. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society.


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