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The most advanced healthcare.

To be treated like family.

Is it possible to get what you NEED and WANT from a hospital? You need top doctors and you want them to treat you like a person, not a number. You need the latest treatments and you want a medical team that will walk you through every step. With an award winning hospital offering the latest medical technology and compassionate care, you’ll find what you need and want at Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth. Conveniently nestled between Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Pleasant Hill Road, Gwinnett Medical Center–Duluth is easily accessible for all metro Atlanta residents, particularly those in Duluth, Johns Creek, Peachtree Corners, Norcross and Suwanee. Find out more at gwinnettmedicalcenter.org.

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Our Urgent Care Centers are staffed by pediatricians, equipped with X-rays and labs, and ready to help seven days a week. To find a location near you, visit choa.org/urgentcare.

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Welcome to your 2013 Relocation Answer Book ®

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Welcome to our Relocation Answer Book – our best one ever! We included more local and custom maps than any of our previous issues. We love maps because they give you great reasons to keep the Answer Book on your coffee table all year. In addition to all of the maps, there is plenty of important information that new and longtime residents will find useful. We now create four different Answer Books – one each quarter. We publish the education edition, the relocation edition, the medical edition and the lifestyles edition, in that order. All of these editions are great resources for residents. They are also incredibly wise advertising values. They tend to have a long shelf-life so your advertising investment keeps working throughout the year. And did I mention that all of our Answer Books are also available on NorthFulton. com? That’s an audience of more than 100,000 print readers in addition to our online audience. If you missed out on advertising in this Answer Book, don’t fret. Just call us today at 770-442-3278 to get information on the next edition. All of the editions are great advertising buys. If you have sugges-

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The Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Family YMCA held a Mud Run for children ages 5 through 12 during its annual Healthy Kids Day. Participants in the April 27 event ran up to two laps of a 0.8-mile course along a creek and field. The kids crawled through mud, climbed over obstacles, coasted down a water slide and cruised through sprinklers as parents cheered them on to the finish. Photos by Abby Breaux/Staff

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Enjoy all our city has to offer As always, let me begin by thanking Appen Publications for the opportunity to welcome newcomers, and update our businesses and citizens in Johns Creek through the Answer Book. As those of us who live here well know, this publication is a great resource for finding your way around north Fulton. To many, one of the defining factors of Johns Creek is that we have been a City for just over six years. For those of us who live and work here however, we know that we have been a community much longer. You will see it in every aspect of life, from the small breakfast spots where neighbors greet each other in the morning over a cup of coffee, to the first-class restaurants were families have gone for years to celebrate a great day or major milestone. We celebrate together, from the first crack of the bat on little league opening day, to the

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roar of the crowd during our crosstown high school football rivalries. Johns Creek is a wonderfully diverse and energetic hometown, where folks never hesitate to stop and catch up with friends and family. For years, this area has been a magnet for newcomers seeking a higher quality of life and a first class educational system for their children. One of the strengths of attracting those highly-motivated individuals is that they have thrown themselves not only into supporting some of the finest schools in the southeast, but in also building a community on par with that ideal. Our recreation programs, our religious institutions, our community service organizations and our business community have all prospered in many ways as a result of the “we can build it” attitude you will find here in Johns Creek.

Here, the idea that a task is overwhelming or a goal unattainable is seen as a personal challenge. Our community supports abundant recreational possibilities, including 21 miles of trails, three parks, as well as the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center. The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area lies along our eastern border, offering ample opportunity for fishing, boating, or simply enjoying the natural beauty of the river. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a number of toptier private and public courses. And if you are an avid boater, we sit about 20 miles south of Lake Lanier. Our cultural arts scene continues to thrive. The Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra, Performing Arts North, North Atlanta Dance Theatre and Johns Creek Arts Center all continually have something happening to interest the arts connoisseur. In 2012,

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we joined with our arts community to launch the Johns Creek Arts Festival and welcomed over 120 artists and thousands of guests. Our economic outlook remains positive and we are poised for growth. We are home to several corporate headquarters and our business community continues to grow. In 2012, a group of city leaders formed Johns Creek Advantage, an economic development organization. We at city hall look forward to seeing this initiative thrive and attain its goal of driving job growth by supporting and retaining our current businesses and attracting new ones to the amazing community that is Johns Creek. Here, we believe that citizens, businesses and our schools are our most important partners. You will see this reflected in our mission and in our policies as we strive to offer numerous opportunities

Mayor

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for everyone to become involved in what makes this community great. As Mayor of Johns Creek it is an honor to invite you to join us and enjoy all our city has to offer.


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We’ve got great residents It probably should not surprise you to hear I think things are going great here in the City of Milton -- better than they ever have, quite frankly. The reasons are easy to see. First off, we’ve got great residents – residents who care about each other and their hometown, who care about their community. Feeding into that overwhelming sense of community are our fantastic schools and unique local businesses. Inside the walls of City Hall, things are also pretty spectacular. Thanks to a committed, professional staff, selfless volunteers and elected officials with whom I’m proud to serve, we’ve got a lot of exciting projects coming to fruition. Here’s a look at just a few of the things

Milton’s got on tap: 1. Road work This year residents will see construction of intersection improvements at: • Ga. 140 (Arnold Mill Road) • New Providence Road and Ga. 372 • both Providence and New Providence roads. The state Department of Transportation is handling the actual construction because of the state routes (we got the projects there), and both should be finished in 2014. Additionally, we’re bidding on the construction for a roundabout at the intersection of Hopewell, Francis and Cogburn roads and a traffic light at Deerfield Parkway and Morris Road. The light should be installed by fall 2013, and

the roundabout will take about a year to complete. For updates and plans on all these projects, please visit www.miltonintersection improvements.com. 2. Public projects Additionally, in City Hall we’re looking at prioritized funding for a number of public projects, including design and construction of a police, fire and court building on Ga. 9, a Bell Memorial Park redesign and a Deerfield Parkway park space design. We’ve got construction plans for the police, fire and court building, and we’re in the thick of planning for the Bell Memorial Park expansion and the pocket park. As always, we will involve the public to make sure we’re addressing your

needs, so please let us know what you think. 3. Tornado sirens Keep an ear out, because we’re quickly moving toward deployment of a severe weather/emergency siren system throughout the city. The fire department will take a multi-phased approach to this project. What that means is that you’ll hear sirens first at: • Fire Station No. 43 on Hickory Flat Road • Bell Memorial Park, at Ga. 372 (Birmingham Highway) and Providence Road • Fire Station No. 41 on Ga. 140 (Arnold Mill Road) • and at the planned fire headquarters on Ga. 9. After that, we’ll locate sites based on undercovered areas. That’s just a very, very short list of the type of work

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Downtown creates 'hometown' There is no doubt that the quality of a community is tied to the percentage of its residents that consider it “home.” Intuitively, we all know that life is better in a hometown than it is in some town. Residents of a “hometown,” care more, give more, serve more, engage more and invest more.  Thus, it becomes an invaluable effort for our city to bring people from the concept of living in some town to the reality of living in a hometown. The general thinking, however, is that a “hometown” equals one’s childhood town. So, with that in mind, here’s the sticking point for Alpharetta. If you’re over 30, you grew up somewhere else. How do I know this? Thirty years ago, in 1983, there were only 3,000 people in Alpharetta.  Of those, it’s likely only about 600 were children, and not all of those remain. So, with a few rare exceptions, and

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you know who you are, you grew up somewhere else. Therefore, in order to have a hometown recognized as such by the majority of those who live in it, we must create an environment that encourages people to choose Alpharetta as their hometown.  We must invest and invite. The best environment for facilitating a hometown is a downtown. And, the best mechanism for making a thriving downtown is food, music and experience. So, there you have it: the driving force behind the passion, innovation and energy of our downtown efforts.   Our efforts to build a hometown begin at our City’s Center. The new city center will include a five-acre passive park, a one-acre town square, an interactive fountain, and a southern garden park.  It will have charming streetscapes, roads and café-style sidewalks.  It will

host a new City Hall, a new library and a garage. It will include a great lawn where outdoor theater and music can be performed. Later this year, we will begin the process of partnering with private companies to bring a more robust restaurant and retail environment to our downtown.   We have also worked to create a better event experience in Alpharetta.  Named as the seventh friendliest city in America by Forbes for our efforts, we have added significantly to the Downtown experience in Alpharetta.  We now have two Brew Moon Festivals; we have movies off Main Street; we have music events, art events, car show events and tailgating events. We have a weekly farmer’s market, and we have now added a new weekly event: “Food Truck Alley” on Thursdays.   One challenge to these efforts is the existence

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of a certain state highway, also known as Main Street, bisecting our existing downtown.  Recently, however, we engaged our citizens to create a formal plan as to the look and feel of this street.  We’re looking to create a tree canopy, wide brick sidewalks, onstreet parking, pedestrian lighting, streetscapes, street lighting and brick cross walks.  With the state’s help, Mayor we believe we can create a true boulevard capturing the heart of what Alpharetta is to her residents, families and visitors. City of Alpharetta  With all that said, the best thing I can share with you is that it’s working.  Before a single shovel has turned, we can be where you grew have provoked interest in our up, but it can also be restaurant community and where you feel most at they are coming.  Our events home.  We invite you to call are well attended.  Families, Alpharetta home.  We invite cul-de-sacs, church groups you to join with us and are coming in droves consider Alpharetta your and engaging in community hometown.  This is your city; together.   own it.  So, yes, a hometown

David DAVID Belle Isle BELLE ISLE


2013 EDITION FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS

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WEBSITE

FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS

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WEBSITE

CREDIT COUNSELING/ LEGAL/ POLICE

United Way

To find help

211 or 404-6141000

211online.unitedwayatlanta. org/

North Fulton Community Charities

Help in Roswell, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton

770-640-0399

www.nfcchelp.org

Community Assistance Center

Help in Sandy Springs/Dunwoody

770-552-4015

www.ourcac.org

DFACS

Food Stamps/TANF/ Medicaid

404-252-2180

dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/fultoncounty-dfcs-office

FACAA/LIHEAP

Energy Assistance

404-320-0166

www.facaa.org

Atlanta Legal Aid

Legal Assistance

404-524-5811

www.atlantalegalaid.org

St. Vincent de Paul

Financial Assistance

770-458-9607

www.svdpatl.org

Anonymous Police Tip Hot Line

Roswell – Crime/ Drugs

770-641-3959

www.roswellgov.com/index. aspx?NID=238

HOUSING & HOMELESS

CredAbility

Consumer Credit Counseling

404-527-7630

www.credability.org

NID Housing Counseling Agency

Foreclosure Information/ assistance

404-612-0405

www.atlhca.com

HOPE

24 Hour HotlineForeclosure assistance

888-995-4673

Housing Authority of Fulton Co.

Section 8 and Public Housing

404-730-5841

www.hafc.org

Alpharetta – Crime/ Drugs

678-297-6307

www.alpharetta.ga.us/index. php?p=71

Homestretch/Housing Initiative

Transitional Housing

770-642-9185

www.homestretch.org

Johns Creek – Crime/ Drugs

678-474-1610

www.johnscreekga.gov/ services/police.aspx

Roswell Public Housing

Public Housing

770-993-6226

www.roswellhousing.org

Milton Police Department General

678-242-2570

The Drake House

Emergency housing women with children

770-587-4712

www.thedrakehouse.org

www.cityofmiltonga.us/ index.asp?Type=B_ BASIC&SEC

Rape Hotline

24 Hour Hotline

770-887-1121

Metro Fair Housing

Housing Discrimination

404-524-0000

www.metrofairhousing.com

www.fultoncountyga.gov/ contact-us-solicitor

404-616-4861

General Assistance

404-352-3597

www.salvationarmy.org

Grady Rape Crisis Center

Crisis line

Salvation Army

www.gnesa.org/content/ grady-rape-crisis-center

Gateway Center

Emergency Shelter

404-215-6600

www.gatewayctr.org

GOVERNMENT

Travelers Aid/Hope Atlanta

Homeless prevention, newcomers

404-817-7070

www.hopeatlanta.org/

Fulton County Records

Birth/Death Records

404-613-1260

www.fultoncountyga.gov/ dhw-vital-records

IRS

Tax Issues

800-829-1040

www.irs.gov

Social Security

Social Security, Disability, SSI

800-772-1213

www.ssa.gov

Tags/Titles

Fulton County Office

404-730-6100

http://motor.etax.dor.ga.gov/ tagoffices/selecttagoffice. aspx

Veterans Administration VA Health, Housing, Benefits

800-827-1000

www.va.gov

Fulton County Housing & Human Services

Info on County programs

404-613-7944

www.fultoncountyga.gov/ divisions-and-programs

MARTA

bus, rail schedules, fares

404-848-4711

www.itsmarta.com

Georgia Crisis & Access Line

24 hour -mental health, addiction & crisis service

800-715-4225

bhlweb.com/tabform/

North Fulton Regional Health Center

Public Health (in Alpharetta)

404-332-1958

www.fultoncountyga.gov

North Fulton Service Center

Common Ground (co-located services)

404-612-3917 or 404-6126372

North Fulton Health Center - Grady

Primary Care clinic in NF (Sandy Springs)

404-616-1550

www.gradyhealthsystem. org/

Northside Behavioral Health

Mental Health

404-851-8960

www.northside.com/ medical_services/addlSvcs_ behavioral.aspx

Children’s at NorthPoint (Mansell Rd)

pediatric primary care

770-643-1792

www.choa.org/AboutChildrens/Locations-andDirections

Good Samaritan Atlanta

primary care clinic downtown

404-523-6571

www.goodsamatlanta.org/

EMPLOYMENT North Fulton Career Center

Employment

404-612-2273

www.fultoncountyga.gov/ wia-home

EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Com)

Employment Discrimination

800-669-4000

www.eeoc.gov/field/atlanta

Department of Labor

Unemployment Office

866-873-5676

www.dol.state.ga.us

FAMILY & CHILDRENS SERVICES A Beacon of Hope

Pregnancy Counseling

678-893-5290

www.abeaconofhope.com

Child Abuse and Neglect

To report abuse

404-699-4399

dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/howreport-child-abuse

GA Council on Child Abuse

Info, resources

800-532-3208

www.preventchildabusega. org

Child Support Assistance

Child Support Enforcement

877-423-4746

dcss.dhs.georgia.gov/

Families First

Counseling

404-853-2844

www.familiesfirst.org

Fulton County Schools

General Information

404-678-3600

www.fultonschools.org

Fulton Co. School Social Workers

Information

404-763-6774

www.fultonschools.org

G.E.D.

Enrollment Opportunities at NFCC

678-387-4458

www.nfcchelp.org/ education

Head Start

3-4 Year Olds

678-585-9100

www.georgiaheadstart.org

Child Dev. Center North Child Care Fulton

770-992-4006

www.cdakids.org

Family Haven (NF & Forsyth)

24 Hour HotlineDomestic Violence

770-887-1121

www. forsythcountyfamilyhaven. info

PADV (Partnership Against Domestic Violence)

24 Hour HotlineDomestic Violence

404-873-1766

padv.org/

Georgia Highlands

primary care clinic serving North GA

678-887-1668

www. georgiahighlandsmedical. org

Jewish Family and Career Services

Family and Career Counseling

770-677-9300

www.yourtoolsforliving.org

North Fulton Hospital

Hospital - Roswell

770-751-2500

www.nfultonhospital.com

Senior Services North Fulton

Meals on Wheels, Transportation

770-993-1906

www.ssnorthfulton.org

Grady Memorial Hospital

Hospital

404-616-1000

www.gradyhealth.org/

Scottish Rite (Childrens Hospital)

Pediatric Hospital

404-785-5252

www.choa.org/

Emory Johns Creek

Hospital - Johns Creek

678-474-7000

www.emoryjohnscreek. com/

Northside Hospital

Hospital - Sandy Springs or Forsyth

404-851-8000

www.northside.com/

St. Joseph Hospital of Atlanta

Hospital - Sandy Springs

404-581-7001

www.stjosephsatlanta.org

Gwinnett Medical Center - Duluth

Hospital

678-312-6800

www.gwinnettmedical center.org

HEALTH

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Plenty of greenspace for families to enjoy City of Alpharetta Parks and Recreation Department The wildly popular city of Alpharetta Parks and Recreation Department offers a wealth of activities for multiple age groups. With over 13 parks and recreation facilities and the Big Creek Greenway, the city is the place to be for residents who like to do things. City parks include Rock Mill Park, 3100 Kimball Bridge Road; Cogburn Road Park, 12825 Cogburn Road; Wills Park, the Wills Park Equestrian Center and the Wills Park Recreation Center located on Wills Road at the corner of Old Milton Parkway (west of Ga. 400 and west of Highway 9); the Alpharetta Community Center, 175 Roswell Street; the Crabapple Arts Center, 12624 Broadwell Road; the Alpharetta City Pool, 1815 Old Milton Parkway, the Alpharetta Adult Activity Center, 13450 Cogburn Road; Union Hill Park, 1590 Little Pine Trail; Webb Bridge Park, 4780 Webb Bridge Road and the Windward Soccer Center, 6435 Windward Parkway. The city of Alpharetta provides several playgrounds with interactive play features for children of all ages at Cogburn Road Park, North Park, Webb Bridge Park, Westside Park and Wills Park. City parks offer 14 youth baseball fields, four soccer fields, a dance and gymnastics facility, the North Park Adapted Sports Complex, an arboretum, 17 tennis courts, eight softball fields, seven playgrounds, four indoor gyms, two hockey rinks, two football fields, an Olympicsized outdoor swimming pool, a dog park, a community garden, a disk golf course and five walking trails and paths in additional to the Big Creek Greenway.

There are two parks for both small and larger dogs, and water fountains are available for both the pups and their human companions. The city offers seven arts and craft rooms with three at the adult activity center at North Park, 13450 Cogburn Road, and four at the Crabapple Government Center/Alpharetta Arts Center, 12624 Broadwell Road. For more information, check out the city website at www.alpharetta.ga.us. City of Johns Creek Parks and Recreation Department The city of Johns Creek offers four fun parks where residents can play, exercise and relax. Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center, 9770 Autrey Mill Road, is a true nature preserve, a passive park with 46 acres of ravine forest and about two miles of walking trails. The park is popular with nature buffs and families looking to enjoy nature at its finest. Autrey Mill’s Heritage Center includes several historical buildings with replica Native American dwellings and a visitor’s center that houses live animal displays. Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Road, offers three softball/baseball fields, three multi-purpose athletic fields, six tennis courts, two outdoor basketball courts and a twomile multi-use path for walking, running and hiking. The courts were recently refurbished and repainted. The park includes 13 picnic pavilions and a popular dog park along with a community garden, two playgrounds with all-new equipment and a small lake. Residents 62 years old and up especially like Park

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Place at Newtown School, the city’s premier adult center. The center offers free and low-cost activities such as bridge, movie matinees and bingo as well as yoga, Zumba, potluck lunches, day trips to the Georgia Aquarium and North Georgia wineries and computer classes. The Johns Creek Veterans Association is located at Park Place. The JCVA enriches the lives of Johns Creek’s veterans through events, programs and activities tailored to the interests of military men and women. The association had embarked on a project to build the Johns Creek Veterans Memorial Walk at Newtown Park, a landscaped trail with black-granite monuments for each major conflict dating from World War I. The Newtown Community Garden, managed by the Johns Creek Garden Association, is located within the park and contains 41 4-by-8 raised beds, two handicapped beds and four tall planting tables. Ocee Park, 10900 Buice Road, is another active park with eight lighted softball/ baseball fields, a playground, two recently re-sealed and re-striped tennis courts, two sand volleyball courts and two outdoor basketball courts. The park also includes four picnic pavilions and half-mile walking/ jogging track. For a quick park run during errands, Ocee is the park of choice and you’ll find toddlers and elementaryaged school children playing on the playground all summer long. Shakerag Park, 10945 Rogers Circle, includes a 3.8-acre lake, a playground and three picnic shelters, all perfect for enjoying a fun day close to home. For the athlete, there are three multi-purpose athletic fields, a refurbished quarter-mile track and a nature trail. For more information on the city’s park and recreation programs, visit www. johnscreekga.gov. City of Roswell Parks and Recreation Department The city of Roswell offers a variety of programs and services ranging from sports and recreation activities to special and historical events. Roswell pays special attention to all age groups and offers

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something for everyone. With several locations for activities spread throughout the city, finding an event or program based on convenience and location is simple. A community of tradition and history, Roswell offers a wide variety of yearly special events including springtime on the Chattahoochee, an annual Easter egg hunt and Christmas activities. Roswell also offers a variety of programs for their senior community. Residents over 50 or can participate in the many programs, special events, classes and activities held at the Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road. The center has a billiards room, computer learning center, arts and crafts room, library and a ballroom. The fitness center there is a new 2,500-square-foot facility with state of the art cardio and strength equipment, a private stretching room, lockers and showers. Don’t worry if you’re not an experienced exerciser, the facility is designed with the novice and expert exerciser in mind. Soon to be one of the city’s most popular activities in Roswell is its spraygrounds, the city’s two premiere outdoor water entertainment centers. Splash ‘n Play, Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road and the Spray Station, East Roswell Park, 9000 Fouts Road, open May 25. Both locations offer a different variety of spray features, a concession stand and a rental pavilion. Passes can be purchased at one location and used at both or the pass can be added to the Roswell Area Park Pool Pass. Both parks are available for rental for birthday parties and special events. The Roswell Area Park Pool, 10495 Woodstock Road, is a 50-meter Olympic size pool with eight lap lanes, a diving well with two spring boards, and it includes a children’s wading pool with a mushroom waterfall. Family members can participate in swimming lessons, aquatic exercise, swim team, free swim and other events. The pool includes a Bermuda grass beach and concession stand so bring the whole family for a fun day of swimming. The

pool is open Saturday, May 25 through Labor Day and season passes are available through the city. Make sure to check the city website for special events held throughout the summer at the pool. Roswell Rapids Swim Team is a competitive swim team offered through the city with practices held at the community pool. It offers a comprehensive program of instruction and training for competitive swimming for swimmers aged 5 to 18 years old. For more information on the swim team, visit www. roswellrapids.org. The Roswell Parks and Recreation program includes youth and adult sports for all seasons such as lacrosse, basketball, baseball, football and soccer. Activities and sports-related programs are available for most age groups for those who aren’t interested or ready to be on a team. For more information about programs and activities offered through the Roswell Parks and Recreation Department, visit their website at www.roswellgov.com. City of Milton Parks and Recreation Department Since the city of Milton’s inception, government officials have worked hard to give the city a small town community feel and offer programs and activities focused on entertaining and enhancing the community. Known as an equestrianfriendly community, you’ll find Milton’s Parks and Recreation Department offers a growing list of programs and special events for more than just the horse lover. The city offers three parks and two community centers and has worked with the Fulton County Board of Education on shared parks located throughout Milton. Bell Memorial Park, 15245 Bell Park Road, is an activeuse park with four baseball fields, pavilions, picnic areas, parking, concessions and a playground. Bethwell Community Center, 2695 Hopewell Road, was recently renovated where many of the parks and recreation programs and activities and summer camps are held.

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The future for Roswell is bright I have never been as excited or as optimistic about Roswell’s future as I am today. Over the last few years, the city has been focusing on creating jobs, attracting investments, promoting business and enhancing our community. We have done more in the last four years to promote the economic development of our city than we have since I was a boy growing up in Roswell. The most exciting news for Roswell so far this year has been the announcement of General Motors opening an IT Innovation Center in our city, bringing 1,000 highpaying, high-tech jobs and investing $26 million in the community. GM locating in Roswell was made possible because of the Roswell Business Alliance (RBA). The City Council’s risk in funding the RBA was rewarded with GM’s decision to locate here.

Over the last year, we have also expanded Roswell’s Opportunity Zone to more areas of the city. The Opportunity Zone is a great economic development tool for us because it gives employers tax breaks on every job created within the zone. So far more than 1,700 jobs have been created in Roswell because of the Opportunity Zone. But the city hasn’t stopped with just those efforts to enhance our community. We have also formed a Downtown Development Authority, committed $300,000 to develop a simplified building code and are developing a new zoning code to assist with our redevelopment efforts. All of these measures will improve our position to attract businesses, new investment and new jobs to Roswell. We are fortunate here in Roswell that we have not felt the recession as deeply

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as other communities in the metro-Atlanta area. Part of this is because Roswell is located in a great area, but the enviable position we find ourselves in today also has to do with the great community we live in, the great schools we have and the conservative fiscal policies the city has operated under for years. Because of those fiscal policies, the city has been awarded a AAA bond rating from Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s and has been able to offer our citizens the highest-quality services with one of the lowest property tax rates in the area. I have been honored to have served as your mayor during this time. Roswell has always been a great place to live and do business. The future for Roswell is bright…and working together we can make Roswell an even better place to live and do business.

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Progress everywhere you turn in Forsyth It is my honor to serve as chairman of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners and to provide an update on the state of Forsyth County. Our county is filled with great people. There are exciting projects taking place, and we enjoy a great sense of community. Nearly everywhere you turn, you can see the signs of progress throughout Forsyth County. In downtown Cumming, in particular, the signs of progress are very visible. Demolition of the structures on the site of Forsyth County’s new courthouse was completed in March. Construction of the county’s new courthouse and jail is scheduled to begin in early July, and slated to be completed in December 2014. These projects are funded by the voter-approved SPLOST VII program, and are important enhancements to the county’s judicial and public safety services. The new courthouse and jail will be connected to one another, providing

for improved and secure inmate movement between the two and overall improved efficiency, and will include enhanced security systems. Both have been designed with the county’s continued future growth in mind. These are buildings that will serve our community well for many years to come. The county’s commitment to public safety is also evidenced by a number of other recent initiatives. These include the opening late last year of new Fire Station No. 4 in the Ducktown community and the acquisition of a new ladder truck and engine for the fire department. Construction is underway on new Fire Station No. 3 in the Matt community, with that station expected to open this summer. Last year, the county added five additional outdoor severe weather sirens, bringing the total number of county sirens to 17. Another area the county is known for is our outstanding parks and recreation facilities which, without question,

contribute to the exceptional quality of life we enjoy here and are no doubt an important factor in Forsyth County being named the healthiest county in Georgia. Last summer, we opened four new greenspace passiveuse parks – Caney Creek Preserve, Haw Creek Park, Chattahoochee Pointe and Old Atlanta Park. These new parks total approximately 282 acres and include pavilions, natural playgrounds, a mountain bike trail, a spray pad and a canoe launch. Construction of these parks was funded by a combination of the voter-approved parks, recreation and greenspace bond, SPLOST and impact fees. We extend our thanks to both the voters and the development community for making these parks possible. Another project the voters have made possible is the new animal shelter, for which ground was broken in late March. The new shelter is funded by the SPLOST VII program, and will be located on County Way in northern

Forsyth County. The state-ofthe-art facility is expected to be completed in early 2014. Undertaking so many projects and making such great progress would not be possible without citizen support. Nor would it be possible without the financial stability Forsyth County maintains. We are one of only three counties in the state of Georgia with the AAA rating from Moody’s. Because of this exceptional rating, the county is able to bond important transportation, water and sewer and public safety infrastructure improvements and projects at very low rates, enabling us to more effectively plan and build for the future. The county’s tax rates continue to be among the lowest in the metro Atlanta area, and sales tax receipts are continuing to show a positive trend. Sales tax collections for 2012 were up 6 percent over 2011. Another pattern trending upward is that of residential building permits. In 2012, nearly 2,300 new residential dwelling units were permitted

Board of Commissioners Chairman

Pete Amos Pete Amos Forsyth County

– almost double the number permitted in 2011. Forsyth County truly is second to none. It is a great county, full of great promise for the future. On behalf of the Board of Commissioners and the Forsyth County government staff, thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

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The hottest scene outside the perimeter Canton Street is described as “the hottest scene OTP” (outside the perimeter), boasting an eclectic mix of locally owned eateries and shopping. It is a walker’s dream street and a great place to people watch. Historic commercial buildings, a variety of inspired restaurants mixed with retail and residential space combine to make Canton Street one of the go to places in Roswell. With narrow streets and brick sidewalks, Canton Street is the perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon visiting various shops including antiques, art, clothing and specialty gifts. While out and about, dine at one of the many restaurants offering menus from sushi, Mexican and Cajun to Southern and Italian. In between, swing in one of the cafes for coffee or ice cream. Canton Street has been featured in Southern

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Living Magazine, and other various national publications. Alive After 5, a street festival occurring once a month from April to October, was recently awarded the “2011 Great Places in Georgia – Great Street” by the Georgia Planning Association (GPA). The GPA award acknowledges that good planning has been crucial to preserving Canton Street and making it the vibrant “Great Street” it is today. Canton Street provides an enjoyable public space in a historic commercial area, nestled among street trees and characterdefining elements, providing the setting for a variety of experiences. Good planning has been crucial to making Canton Street a “Great Street in Georgia!” Citizens and visitors alike enjoy this historic and memorable sense of place. Canton Street continues to be a link to Roswell’s history

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as it grows with the city to be a prime destination for residents and visitors. A short history of the Canton Street Historic Area: The Canton Street Historic District is significant for its history and continued preservation highlighting its intact collection of late nineteenth and early twentieth century commercial and residential buildings. The area was described in 1883 - 1884 Marietta and Acworth City Directory as the “business portion, consisting of tasty stores, all enjoying a prosperous trade from the surrounding countryside.” Canton Street was a crucial link to the other surrounding communities and families around Roswell as a place to purchase goods. It is a true testament that this still holds true today. —Provided by the Roswell Business Alliance


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You take your time and enjoy the conversation. You relish the meal. It’s like the difference between drinking Starbucks® coffee instead of convenience store coffee. Or as the famous commercial we all know says, using Grey Poupon® instead of mustard. Or drinking fresh squeezed orange juice instead of concentrate. The Original Pancake House turns your breakfast into an event that helps you get through the week – something that you can look forward to and enjoy instead of just having a meal. Enjoy our various breakfast courses, ranging from sausage and eggs to french crepes. All made from scratch. All fresh. All indulgently delicious.

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We peel and slice fresh, tart and tangy Granny Smith apples. The apples are placed in an eight inch skillet and lightly sautéed in clarified butter. Next, the egg based German batter is added from a batch that was made fresh that morning. The skillet is then placed in a 200 degree oven for approximately 45 minutes. At this temperature the German batter will solidify, but will not bake. Then the skillet is removed from the oven and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, the pancake is flipped over and baked in a 450 degree oven. At this point the German batter will rise in the skillet as it bakes and the cinnamon sugar mixture on the bottom begins to caramelize. After approximately 15 minutes of bake time The Apple Pancake is flipped back over onto a plate, and served. The Apple Pancake is very large when it comes out of the oven, but after it is served, it will shrink on your plate right before your eyes as it cools. Even though it takes over an hour to prepare one of these pancakes, we are always baking one, so it should not be much more than 10 to 15 minutes before you can enjoy your fresh Apple Pancake after it is ordered.

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Milton Parks and Recreation: growing every day This has been, and continues to be, a huge year for the City of Milton Parks and Recreation Department. In addition to an expanded slate of programs and classes – including Alpharetta’s awardwinning programs and facilities thanks to a historic agreement establishing a regionalized parks system –

Milton is moving forward with expanding Bell Memorial Park and building a pocket park on Deerfield Parkway at Webb Road. Bell Memorial Park: Milton recently purchased 14 acres to more than double the size of Bell Memorial Park. Milton paid $1.287 million for the land from the city’s

parks acquisition budget after a unanimous City Council vote in September of last year. City Council later approved Foresite Group’s bid of $54,000 for Bell Memorial Park master plan design and construction services in March. Milton began holding citizen input meetings to plan the park throughout April

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and June. Additionally, staff contacted representatives from 11 stakeholder groups representing sports leagues, trails enthusiasts, equestrians, local neighborhoods and more to conduct focused research. Check the city’s Web site, www.cityofmiltonga.us, for more information or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Veterans Memorial Park: The City of Milton is currently developing a pocket park at the corner of Deerfield Parkway and Webb Road. Ideas for the roughly one-acre park purchased

with MARTA funding include a veterans’ memorial and walking trail with outdoor exercise stations. Both were well received at a March information session. If you are interested in seeing the park's progress, visit the city’s Web site. There you can also find an online survey for the park and concept plans. And to keep up to date on everything the city offers, check out the Online Activity Guide. It includes full information and sign up links for sports, programs, adult fitness and summer camps.

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Life should be fun…let us help!

• Visual Arts – Clay, Photography, Painting, and Collage • Performing Arts – Dance and Drama for all ages, interests, and levels • Gymnastics – Learn, have fun or compete in our state of the art gymnasium • Adult Recreation Center – for Active Adults 50+ • Fitness • Youth and Adult Athletics • Family Fun – at our Parks, Pools, Spraygrounds and Playgrounds The Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic & Cultural Affairs Department is a proud finalist of the National Recreation and Park Association 2011 & 2012 Gold Medal Award of Excellence in Recreation and Park Management.

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www.roswellgov.com • 770-641-3705 or pick up a brochure at any of our recreation facilities

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Tennis Courts

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Playground

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Picnic Pavilion/Tables

770-781-2215

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Hockey Rink

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Gymnasium

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Docks/Decks

Johns Creek: 678-512-3200

Disc Golf Course

678-297-2489

Camping Area

Milton:

Basketball Courts

770-641-3705

Baseball Fields

Roswell:

Bandstand

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Arts/Crafts Rooms

Alpharetta:

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City Parks and Rec Contacts

Alpharetta Parks: 1

Alpharetta Adult Center 13450 Cogburn Road, Alpharetta

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Alpharetta Community Center 175 Roswell St., Alpharetta

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Cogburn Road Park (5 acres) 12825 Cogburn Road, Alpharetta

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Crabapple Government Center/Arts Center 12624 Broadwell Road, Alpharetta

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North Park (109 acres) 13450 Cogburn Road, Alpharetta

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Rock Mill Park 3100 Kimball Bridge Road, Alpharetta

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Union Hill Park (12 acres) 1590 Little Pine Trail, Alpharetta

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Windward Soccer Facility (3 acres)

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11 6435 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta

Roswell Parks: Azalea Park (80.95 acres)

12 203 Azalea Drive, Roswell

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Big Creek Park (161.1 acres)

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13 1600 Old Alabama Road, Roswell Don White Memorial Park (1.5 acres)

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14 925 Riverside Road, Roswell

East Roswell Park (69.8 acres)

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Garrard Landing Park (22 acres)

16 8000 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta

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Lake Charles Park (0.5 acres)

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19 195 Windflower Court, Roswell

Leita Thompson Memorial Park (141.9 acres)

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Old Mill Park (42.8 acres)

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Riverside Park (20 acres)

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25 11850 Crabapple Road, Roswell Town Square Park (1 acre) Waller Park (16 acres)

27 250 Oak St., Roswell

Waller Park Extension (31.3 acres)

28 160 Dobbs Drive, Roswell

Woodstock Soccer Complex Park (5 acres)

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Volleyball Courts

Tennis Courts

Stables, Show Rings

Softball Fields

Soccer Fields

Skate Park

Playground X

Pool

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Meeting Rooms

Lacrosse Fields

Hockey Rink

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Gymnasium

Garden

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Dog Park

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Camping Area

Basketball Courts

Baseball Fields

Bandstand

Arts/Crafts Rooms

Arobretum

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Milton Parks: Bell Memorial Park (18 acres)

30 15245 Bell Park Road, Milton

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Birmingham Park (200 acres)

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31 750 Hickory Flat Road, Milton

Friendship Community Park (1.81 acres)

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32 12785 Birmingham Highway, Milton

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Johns Creek Parks: Autrey Mill (46 acre)

33 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek

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Newtown Park (46 acres)

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Ocee Park (37 acres)

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Forsyth Parks: Bennett Park (29 acres)

37 5930 Burruss Mill Road, Cumming

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We’re honored to serve you It’s an honor to be recognized as the nation’s leading hospital for maternity and newborn care. Look a little closer and you’ll discover that Northside performs more surgeries and diagnoses and treats more breast and gynecologic cancer than any other hospital in Georgia. While people choose Northside for our expertise, they also know us for our exceptional compassionate care. Visit us online at www.northside.com

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World-class care with community roots: Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth 

Gwinnett Medical Center is an award-winning not-for-profit healthcare network including two hospitals, Gwinnett Medical CenterDuluth and Gwinnett Medical Center-Lawrenceville, and various other support facilities. At GMC, we are transforming healthcare, and every facet of our healthcare system is designed with the patient in mind. This transformation is

evident through state, regional and national accolades including being repeatedly ranked in the top five percent in the nation for clinical quality. Our staff includes some of the country’s most renowned, well-trained and welleducated physicians, specialist and employees. GMC-Duluth combines a quiet, healing environment with the latest

Welcome to Alpharetta Presbyterian Church! – a Christ Centered Family

APC’s Sunday morning schedule: 8:00am – 10:00am Full, Hot Breakfast Buffet ($5 adults/$3 children) 8:30am Public Worship (child care for ages 0-7) 9:50am Public Worship (nursery provided for ages 0-2)

in medical technology. Founded in 1946, the original hospital was a true community effort, built by dimes and dollars from farmers and businesses in the region. Today GMC-Duluth is renowned for maintaining its warm and caring personality while offering top technology, the latest procedures and treatments, and the area’s best doctors and nurses. Conveniently nestled between Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Pleasant Hill Road, Gwinnett Medical Center–Duluth is the first all-digital hospital in north Atlanta serving Duluth, Johns Creek, Peachtree Corners, Suwanee and surround­ ing communities. With private, spacious patient rooms and comfortable family suites, the hospital promotes patient healing while offering the very latest medical care for efficient treatment and quick recovery times. GMC–Duluth features six floors, 81 beds and six family suites; a natural, healing environment to enhance patient comfort, restaurantstyle room service, patient-directed visita­tion program and other hotellike amenities; specialty care includes: • Center for Orthopedics, • Glancy Rehabilitation Center, • Center for Sleep Disorders,

9:45am Sunday School for all ages

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24-hour Emergency Department. GMC-Duluth is also home to the state’s leading Sports Medicine program. The dedicated surgical team and rehabilitation specialists help athletes prevent injury, heal and manage pain. In addition, GMC-Duluth is known for: • The Center for Surgical Weight Management at GMC-Duluth is Gwinnett’s only comprehensive bariatric program. • National leader in minimally invasive surgery including daVinci Robotic Surgery that offers patients a virtually scarless surgery that minimizes hospital stay and recovery time. • Hudgens Professional Building houses the Center for Cancer Care, a service of Gwinnett Medical Center, Center for Screening Mammography and Gwinnett Sports Rehab. • Outpatient Center at Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth offers the Center for Women’s Diagnositc Imaging as well as Outpatient Surgery & Diagnostics. Visit us at gwinnettmedicalcenter. org/Duluth or call 678-312-5000 for a physician referral.

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Consumer Protection: Names and numbers you should know

Agency names and phone numbers are often the tools you need to resolve consumer issues to protect yourself against fraud or to handle personal financial problems. Georgia Office of Consumer Affairs www.consumer.ga.gov 404-651-8600 or 1-800-869-1123 This office oversees and investigates violations of the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act. It also handles customer complaints about companies and administers the Georgia Motor Vehicle Warranty Rights Act, the auto lemon law. Better Business Bureau www.atlanta.bbb.org 404-766-0875 The BBB reports on complaints against local companies and what has been done to solve them. The BBB also publishes a list of charities meeting its criteria, offers arbitration or mediation services for consumer-business disputes and issues warning about consumer scams. Consumer Credit Counseling Service www.cccsatl.org 404-527-7630 This agency assists those considering filing for bankruptcy. Depending on the circumstances, they may be able to work out a repayment program with your creditors that will prevent your filing bankruptcy, an act that can remain on your credit report for as long as 10 years. Credit Bureaus The three major credit bureaus are Equifax, 800-525-6285, www. equifax.com; Experian, 888-397-3742, www.esperian.com; and TransUnion Corp., 800-680-7289, www.transunion.com. These bureaus determine the amount of credit or loans you receive and can help rectify mistakes made in your credit report. GA. Secretary of State www.sos.georgia.gov 404-656-2881 This office regulates and oversees business and consumer operations, including charities and investments. It also administers licensing boards for 35 trades and professions, ranging from architects to used-car dealers, and maintains registration files on Georgia corporations. Identity Theft Hotline IRS - 1-800-908-4490 FTC - 1-800-438-4338 National Fraud Information Center www.fraud.org 800-876-7060 This operation helps fight the growing problem of mail, telemarketing and investment fraud. The center takes calls from consumers who are suspicious about offers they’ve received, advises them what action to take and routes complaints to the appropriate agencies. Postal Inspection Service postalinspectors.uspis.gov 1-877-876-2455 This legal agency is the first to take action in suspected mail fraud. Your best protection against fraud is your own suspicion of any mail offer that appears too good to be true. American Society of Travel Agents www.asta.org 703-739-2782 Before responding to promotions for free or low-priced vacations, call the nation’s major association of travel agents for warning signs of scams. Social Security www.ssa.gov 800-772-1213 Get information on almost anything you want to know about Social Security, including the amount of taxes paid to date and expected benefits at retirement. GA. Student Finance Commission www.gsfc.org 770-724-9000 This is the number to call for information on Hope scholarships and other scholarship or financial aid sources.

What to do if you are a victim of identity theft Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft IRS.gov/identitytheft We know identity theft is a frustrating process for victims. We take this issue very seriously and continue to expand on our robust screening process in order to stop fraudulent returns. What is identity theft? Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information such as your name, Social Security number (SSN) or other identifying information, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. How do you know if your tax records have been affected? Usually, an identity thief uses a legitimate taxpayer’s identity to fraudulently file a tax return and claim a refund. Generally, the identity thief will use a stolen SSN to file a forged tax return and attempt to get a fraudulent refund early in the filing season. You may be unaware that this has happened until you file your return later in the filing season and discover that two returns have been filed using the same SSN. Be alert to possible identity theft if you receive an IRS notice or letter that states that: • More than one tax return for you was filed, • You have a balance due, refund offset or have had collection actions taken against you for a year you did not file a tax return, or • IRS records indicate you received wages from an employer unknown to you. What to do if your tax records were affected by identity theft? If you receive a notice from IRS, respond immediately. If you believe someone may have used your SSN fraudulently, please notify IRS immediately by responding to the name and number printed on the notice or letter. You will need to fill out the IRS Identity Theft Affidavit, Form 14039. For victims of identity theft who have previously been in contact with the IRS and have not achieved a resolution, please contact the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit,

toll-free, at 1-800-908-4490. How can you protect your tax records? If your tax records are not currently affected by identity theft, but you believe you may be at risk due to a lost/stolen purse or wallet, questionable credit card activity or credit report, etc., contact the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit at 1-800-9084490. How can you minimize the chance of becoming a victim? Don’t carry your Social Security card or any document(s) with your SSN on it. Don’t give a business your SSN just because they ask. Give it only when required. Protect your financial information. Check your credit report every 12 months. Secure personal information in your home. Protect your personal computers by using firewalls, anti-spam/virus software, update security patches, and change passwords for Internet accounts. Don’t give personal information over the phone, through the mail or on the Internet unless you have initiated the contact or you are sure you know who you are dealing with. -Information courtesy of IRS

Prevent identity theft with these simple steps Identity theft is the number one consumer fraud in the nation. It can also be one of the most harmful, because it can go on for months before it’s noticed, and it can take years to resolve. Identity theft occurs when a thief steals personal identifiers, such as your name, address, date of birth, Social Security number and mother’s maiden name, to gain access to your financial accounts. Armed with this information, an identity thief may open new credit or financial accounts, buy cars, apply for loans, rent an apartment, or maybe set up utility and phone service – all in your name.

Identity theft almost always involves the U.S. mail. That’s why Postal Inspectors recommend the following tips: 1. Deposit outgoing mail in a Postal Service collection box. 2. Shred documents with personal information before discarding them. 3. Order your credit reports every year from each of the three major credit reporting agencies and check them for accuracy. For more information on identity theft, visit: www.usps.com/postalinspectors

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OFFICE OF THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR

Two South Main Street • Alpharetta, GA 30009 Phone: 678.297.6075 • Fax: 678-297-6001 • Web: www.alpharetta.ga.us

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hat makes Alpharetta different?  Is it the hundreds of community events we hold every year and the superior neighborhood communities?  Is it the top ranked school systems in the state?  Is it the incredible business opportunities with over 600 technology companies and nearly 7000 businesses in the city?  Simply put, yes it is. Alpharetta was recently ranked the 7th friendliest town this year by Forbes magazine and in 2009, the number one place to relocate to in America.  Our community continues to be recognized because Alpharetta really DOES CARE about or residents and businesses.  Every aspect of what the city does takes into consideration the effect is will have, not only now, but in the future.  This attention to detail and strategic planning has resulted in Alpharetta being the premier community to live, work and play in the greater Atlanta region. Our community boasts some of the highest quality lifestyle amenities for our residents.  Almost every week, there are city events such as the downtown Alpharetta Farmers Market (pictured below) and special events such as the Taste of Alpharetta that draws over 40,000 people a year.  Recently, the city created a monthly Food Truck event downtown which has created quite a buzz. Alpharetta is always looking for new ideas to create a more connected community. Alpharetta was named the 2013 Healthiest Employer this year by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.  This

Rendering of downtown redevelopment currently in progress including new city hall, new library and 5-acre park.

award extends well past our employees as the city has 12 parks with trails, outdoor activities and equestrian facilities as well as a 6 mile greenway for biking and walking.  We strive to promote outdoor activities and fitness by sponsoring a host of downtown road races including our signature “Mayors Midsummers Night 5K Fun Run” Residents who enjoy all these amenities live in some of the most attractive neighborhoods in North Fulton County.  Alpharetta is home to may of Atlanta’s premier executives and athletes.  Our executive housing neighborhoods provide the highest quality housing options for our residents. Avalon (pictured above), one of Alpharetta newest and most exciting development projects, is a $600 million lifestyle center that will combine upscale retail and entertainment with multi-family, townhouse, and single family homes.  This new lifestyle center will be home to whole foods market, Regal cinemas and a host of additional uses creating a true live, work and play center.

restaurant city center as well as a new City Hall, Fulton County Library and 5 acre park with trails and possible mini amphitheater venue for small concerts and events. Through our economic development efforts for the city, we are always striving to create a strong and intellectual business community.  The city’s creation of the Alpharetta Technology Commission is working to created a more connected community through technology and innovation.  As the “Technology Center of the South”  we continue to draw high tech industries and executive offices to our top of the line office market. Come and see why Alpharetta is the place to live work and play.  We are sure once you come, you will want to stay. Contact: Peter Tokar III, MBA Economic Development Director City of Alpharetta • 2 South Main Street 678-297-6075 • ptokar@alpharetta.ga.us

Avalon is not the only development improving the quality of life in Alpharetta.  The city has invested $29 million in the development of the new Alpharetta City Center.  This downtown redevelopment project will create a mixed-use retail and

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2. Alpharetta Athletic Club West Athletic Club West has 18 holes over 6,078 yards with a par of 70 and is a Private Equity* club. 1785 Dinsmore Road, Alpharetta, 770-410-9360 Golf memberships: $100280/month

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1. Alpharetta Athletic Club East Athletic Club East has 18 holes over 6,960 yards with a par of 72 and is a Private Non-Equity* club. 3430 Highway 9 North, Alpharetta 770-475-2300 Golf memberships: $100280/month

$12,500 10. Echelon Golf Club Echelon Golf Course has 18 holes over 7,558 yards with a par of 72 and is a private-public club. 501 Founders Drive East, Alpharetta 770-888-4653 Weekday Costs: $37-$79 Weekend Costs: $42-$99 11. Hawks Ridge Gold Club,  Private, 18 holes,  1100 Hawks Ridge Club Drive, Ball Ground, GA , 30107, 770-205-6889, HawksRidge.com

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12. Horseshoe Bend Country Club, Private, 18 holes, 2057 Steeplechase Lane, Roswell, GA., 30076, 770-992-2310, HorshoeBendCC.com 13. Lanier Golf Club Lanier Golf Club consists of two courses. 2080 Buford Dam Road, Cumming, 770-887-6114 9-Hole: Weekday Costs $36-$47, Weekend/Holiday

Costs $46-$57 18-Hole: Weekday Costs $64-$84, Weekend/Holiday Costs $74-$94

14. Manor Golf & Country  Club, Private, 18 holes, 7,200 yards,  15951 Manor Club Drive, Alpharetta, GA. , 678-3663886, Manorgcc.com 15. Polo Golf & Country Club, Private, 18 holes, 6,700 yards, Membership

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2013 Edition fees from $250 to $29,000, 6300 Polo Club Drive, Cumming, GA, 30040, 770-887-7656, PoloGolfandCountry Club.com 16. River Pines Golf Eighteen Hole Golf Course has 9 (par-3) and 18 holes over 6,002 yards with a par of 70 and is a Public club. 4775 Old Alabama Road, Alpharetta 770-442-5960 9-Hole: Weekday Costs $26-$32, Weekend/ Holiday Costs $30-$35 18-Hole: Weekday Costs $36-$49, Weekend/ Holiday Costs $49-$59 17. Rivermont Golf & Country Club Rivermont Golf Course has 18 holes over 7112 yards with a par of 72 and is a Private Non-Equity club 3130 Rivermont Parkway, Alpharetta 770-993-2124 Golf Membership: $375/ month 18. Standard Club, Private, 18 holes, 7,075 yards, 6230

Abbotts Bridge Rd., Johns Creek, GA, 30097, 770497-0055,  StandardClub. org 19. St. Ives Country Club St. Ives Golf Course has 18 holes over 6,932 yards with a par of 72 and is a Private Equity club. 1 Saint Ives Country Club Drive, Duluth 770-497-9432 Membership: $1,00015,000 Initiation Fee Guest Greens fees - $4555 20. St. Marlo Country Club 7755 St. Marlo Country Club Parkway, Duluth 770-495-7725 Monday-Thursday Costs: $29-59 Friday-Sunday/ Holiday Costs: $29-79 21. The Golf Club of Georgia, Private (member-owned), two 18 hole courses, 6,967 & 7,017 yards, 1 Golf Club Drive, Alpharetta, Ga., 30005, 770-664-8644, TheGeorgiaClub.com 22. Trophy Club of Atlanta Trophy Club Golf Course has 18 holes over 6,958

yards with a par of 71 and is a Public club. 15135 Hopewell Road, Alpharetta 770-343-9700 Weekday Costs: $25-$55 Weekend/Holiday Costs: $29-65 23. White Columns Country Club, Private,  18 Holes, 7,300 yards,  Initiation fees from $10,000 to $100,000, 300 Clubhouse Drive, Milton, GA., 30004,  678-8937515    WhiteColumns CountryClub.com 24. Windermere Golf Club 5000 Davis Love Drive, Cumming 678-513-1000 Weekday Costs: $50 Weekend Costs: $60 25. Woodmont Golf & Country Club Woodmont Golf Course has 18 holes over 6,830 yards with a par of 72 and is a Public club. 3105 Gaddis Road, Canton, 770-345-9260 Weekday Costs: $29-$47 Weekend/Holiday Costs: $29-69

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Echelon offers a truly unique championship golf experience Within minutes of the GA 400 technology corridor, nestled among more than 600 acres of rolling hills and sparkling lakes, sits Echelon Golf Club, a Rees Jones signature design. Journey past the equestrian estates into the foothills north of Atlanta, and join us for a magnificent round on a piece of nature for those who want to experience a solid test of golf. Whether you need to fine tune your game on our 35 acre practice facility, or challenge your game with tee boxes ranging from 5,000 yards to the nearly 7,600 yard tournament tees, Echelon offers a truly unique championship golf experience. Wide buffers between the course and homes establish privacy and focus for our golfers. Our designer, Rees Jones, is

recognized as “The Open Doctor” for the resounding number of golf venues he has designed or redesigned to host major championships. Echelon has been recognized among the finest conditioned facilities, public or private, in the metro area. Don’t take our word for it…many of the major golf publications have awarded Echelon Golf Club with their highest accolades, not just in Atlanta, but throughout the Southeast. Whether it’s the horizon views from our tee boxes, our fairways framed with majestic hardwoods or our perfectly manicured greens, we invite you to join us for a day or for a lifetime as together we discover a higher Echelon. Echelon Golf Club, championship golf with southern hospitality.

The Premier Course in North Atlanta Open to the Public.

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City Center to re-energize downtown Alpharetta ALPHARETTA, Ga. – After several weeks of tweaking the plans, the Alpharetta City Center project received a unanimous vote of approval Sept. 10, 2012, from the Alpharetta City Council, giving the nod to move forward. Mayor David Belle Isle was not coy about how important the City Center was for Alpharetta, not just in the short term, but looking years ahead. “This is a generational project,” he said. “But this is a milestone. We’re not

done yet.” A series of extensive public hearings were held by the city in an effort to assuage citizen concerns about the plans changing from what was approved on the November ballot. The $29 million, 26-acre project dramatically changes the face of downtown Alpharetta. A new City Hall will be built first, joined by a roughly 1-acre town green, a 5-acre park and a 450-spot parking deck. Eventually,

units of retail development will also be included. Fulton County will build a library next to the park, on the south side of the property on a 3-acre site donated by the city. The plan was improved upon since the initial referendum, which garnered roughly 70 percent of the vote. The park increased in size, and side streets were added that now crisscross the development. The parking deck was rotated 90 degrees to place it closer to City Hall and to save a large specimen tree. Public Works Director Pete Sewczwicz said no decision has yet been made about whether the interior streets will be two-way or how many – if any – traffic lights will be added to the project. The groundbreaking for City Hall occurred April 22. The Alpharetta Library was unveiled March 18. The 25,000-square-foot building is planned to be two stories, with extensive gardens and greenspace. Members of the library board and staff said they expect it to fit in with the forthcoming City Center project. “We’ve been working closely with the city officials and their architects,” said Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann. “This day has been a long time coming.”

She called the designs a “beautiful concept.” “[The library] is tucked into the corner of the site,” said architect Tom Fish. “This saved trees and greenspace. We tried to wrap the building around those [trees] to best make use of the site.” Because the site is sloping away from the road, it was decided to make the building two stories. This works with the topography and lowers the overall footprint of the building. With 12,500 square feet, the library sits on 3 acres of land donated to the library board by Alpharetta specifically for a new library. The city plans for formal gardens to occupy the space between the library building and City Hall. The upper level of the building will house the main entrance from the street as well as meeting space, the adult reading room and the teen room. The lower area will house the children’s area and a 150-seat auditorium, which will be open outside of library hours. The library is part of a 2008 bond referendum that was passed to build eight new libraries in Fulton County and renovate a further two. Among the improved libraries are a new Milton library and an east Roswell library. Construction is expected to begin by the end of the year.

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Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area parks and facilities Listed in geographic order from Buford Dam south to Atlanta. Note: All units with parking places now require a $3 parking fee, or you can buy a $25 pass that lasts one full year. Call 678-538-1200 or visit www.nps.gov/chat.

Bowman’s Island Unit Location: Just south of Buford Dam southeast of Cumming Size: 720 acres Facilities: Boat, canoe and raft launch; river and woodland trails; picnic area; pedestrian bridge over river at base of Buford Dam. Public Uses: Hiking, fishing, picnicking.

McGinnis Ferry Unit Location: McGinnis Ferry Road west of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and north of Duluth Size: 161.9 acres Facilities: None. Park has not been developed for public use. Directions: Follow Ga. 120 east from Alpharetta to Ga. 141. Go north on Ga. 141 to McGinnis Ferry Road. Follow McGinnis Ferry Road to the park on the west side of the river.

Abbotts Bridge Unit Location: Abbotts Bridge Road in Duluth Size: 214 acres Facilities: Boat, canoe and raft launch; picnic area; restrooms; parking. Public Uses: Fishing, picnicking. Directions: Follow Ga. 120 east from Alpharetta. Access the park off of Abbotts Bridge Road (Ga. 120) either from Boles Road west of the river or the park access road on the east side. The park includes land on both sides of the river and both north and south of Abbotts Bridge Road.

Medlock Bridge Unit Location: Ga. 141 (Medlock Bridge Road) south of Old Alabama Road in Gwinnett County Size: 43 acres Facilities: Boat, canoe and raft launch; river trails; moderate and difficult woodland trails; picnic areas; parking. Public Uses: Fishing, picnicking, hiking. Directions: Follow Ga. 120 from Alpharetta or Old Alabama Road from Roswell to Ga. 141 (Medlock Bridge Road). Go south on Ga. 141. The park is on the south side of the river on the east side of Medlock

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Jones Bridge Unit Location: Off Barnwell Road north of Holcomb Bridge Road in Fulton County Size: 48 acres Facilities: Boat, canoe and raft launch; river trails; easy to moderate woodland trails; picnic areas; remains of bridge structure; restrooms; parking. Public Uses: Fishing, picnicking, hiking. Directions: From Roswell take Holcomb Bridge Road east to Barnwell Road. Turn left on Barnwell Road and park entrance will be on the right. From Alpharetta take Jones Bridge Road south until it becomes Barnwell Road. Park entrance will be on the left.

Island Ford Unit Island Ford is the headquarters for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. The visitors and information center is located in this unit. Location: Off Roberts Drive south of Roswell in Dunwoody Size: 293 acres Facilities: Ranger station; picnic areas; river trail; easy, moderate and difficult woodland trails; restrooms; parking. Public Uses: Fishing, picnicking, hiking Directions: Either follow Ga. 9 (Atlanta Street) south from Roswell to Roberts Drive on the south side of the river and follow Roberts Drive to the park entrance on the left or take Ga. 400 south to Northridge Road then cross Northridge Road to Dunwoody Place. Turn right onto Roberts Drive and the park will be on the right.

Vickery Creek Unit Location: North of the river in Roswell along Vickery Creek Size: 254 acres Facilities: Picnic areas; creekside trails; easy, moderate and difficult woodland trails; bike trail; access to historic Roswell dam; ruins of Ivy Woolen Mill; high cliffs; parking. Public Uses: Hiking, bicycle riding, picnicking, fishing, historic interpretation. Directions: Follow Ga. 9 (Atlanta Street) in Roswell south to Riverside Drive/Azalea Drive north of the river. Turn left onto Riverside Drive the park entrance will be immediately on the left.

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Gold Branch Unit Location: South of Roswell on the west side of the river in Cobb County Size: 385 acres including Chattahoochee Nature Center. Facilities: Picnic areas; trails along Bull Sluice Lake on river; easy, moderate and difficult woodland trails, parking. Public Uses: Hiking, fishing, picnicking. Directions: Follow Ga. 9 (Atlanta Street) in Roswell south to Riverside Drive/ Azalea Drive north of the river. Turn right and follow Azalea Drive until it ends at Willeo Road. Left on Willeo Road and follow it until it ends at Lower Roswell Road. Left on Lower Roswell Road and the park entrance will be on the left.

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Johnson Ferry Road Unit Location: Johnson Ferry Road on west side of the river in Cobb County Size: 176 acres Facilities: Canoe and raft launch; raft and canoe rentals; shuttle bus service; picnic areas; river trail; easy woodland trails; concession area; parking. Public Uses: Rafting, fishing, hiking, picnicking. Directions: Follow Ga. 120 (Marietta Highway) west from Roswell to Johnson Ferry Road. Turn left on Johnson Ferry Road and follow it to the river. The main park entrance will be on your left before you cross the river.

Cochran Shoals, Sope Creek, Powers Island Units Location: These three units are located next to one another. Cochran Shoals and Sope Creek units are located on the west side of the river north of Powers Ferry Road in Cobb County. The Powers Island

unit is located on the east side of the river off of New Northside Drive in Fulton County. Size: 968 total acres Facilities: Powers Island: Raft and canoe rental; canoe and raft launch; shuttle bus service; concession area; moderate and difficult woodland trails; parking. Sope Creek: Picnic areas; moderate and difficult woodland trails; bike trail; paper mill ruins; parking. Cochran Shoals: Picnic areas; fitness trail; moderate to difficult woodland trails; river trail; bike trail; parking; handicap access. Public Uses: Hiking, jogging, bicycling, fishing, picnicking, rafting and canoeing, historic interpretation. Directions: Powers Island: Take I-285 West from Ga. 400 to Powers Ferry/New Northside Drive (exit 15). Follow New Northside Drive to Interstate North Parkway and the park entrance will be on the right. Sope Creek: Take Ga. 120 (Marietta Highway) west from Roswell to Johnson Ferry Road. Left on Johnson Ferry Road and follow it to Paper Mill Road. Turn right and follow Paper Mill Road to the

park, which will be on the left. Cochran Shoals: Follow New Northside Drive past the Powers Island section (see above) to Powers Ferry Road. Right on Powers Ferry Road and the park entrance will be on the right.

Palisades Unit This unit is comprised of two sections: East Palisades and West Palisades. This unit is more rugged and less developed than other units. East side is better than west. This is the final take-out point for canoes and rafts. Location: Near the junction of I-285 and I-75 just north of the Atlanta City Limits Size: 695 total acres Facilities: East Palisades: River trails; easy, moderate and difficult woodland trails; scenic river overlook, and parking. West Palisades: Raft rental return

point; raft and canoe launch; river trail; easy and difficult woodland trails; concession area; Akers Mill ruins; restrooms; parking. Public Uses: Hiking, rafting, fishing, picnicking, historic interpretation. Directions: East Palisades: Take I-285 West from Ga. 400 to Powers Ferry/New Northside Drive (exit 15). Turn left on Northside Drive and cross back over I-285. Stay on Northside Drive and one entrance to the park is off of Indian Trail Road. Another entrance can be reached by continuing on Northside Drive, turning left on Harris Trail and left on Whitewater Creek Road. West Palisades: Follow above directions to Powers Ferry/New Northside Drive. After crossing back over I-285, turn right on Powers Ferry Road. Turn left on Akers Drive. The park entrance will be on the left just after the entrance to Wood Mill apartments.

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Big Creek Greenway to continue growth The 6.8-mile trail in Forsyth County offers a 12foot wide concrete and boardwalk path and plans to span about 15 miles in Forsyth County alone, in addition to connecting to the Greenway in Alpharetta. “We’re looking at different options to get it to that point,” Perry said. “We’re trying to negotiate with some of the property owners along that route to see what is the most feasible route.” Predicting when this future trail would develop is still difficult to say because of cost estimates and finding the right route. The project would be between $1.5 million and $3 million for the future section, according to Perry. The current trail stretches for about eight miles and has numerous entry points in the city. It’s also considered a linear park with about a 12-foot-wide concrete path that skims along Big Creek, which connects to the Chattahoochee River. In addition to walkers and runners, the Greenway also offers popular bike paths. Expect crowds on good weather days. “The Greenway is one of the most popular facilities that we have,” Perry said. “There’s something there

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Alpharetta’s new Splash Zone at Wills Park opens summer 2013! grab your suit and a towel and head to the Alpharetta City Pool to play at Alpharetta’s newest water attraction! Some Splash Zone rules to follow: • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. • Clean footwear or aqua socks are strongly recommended. • Misuse and/or abuse of the splash pad equipment (i.e. climbing, hanging, swinging, or pulling on equipment) is not allowed. • Athletic equipment, balls, bats, beach balls, noodles, etc. are not allowed. • Objects such as chairs, strollers, etc. are not allowed in the splash pad area. • Running, roughhousing and violent play is prohibited. • Splash pad may be closed at any time due to weather, maintenance,

scheduled programs, or other operational concerns.

The Splash Zone is open to the public May 25 – August 11 on Mondays (residents and pass holders only) from 1 - 6 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday 12 - 5 p.m. and 7:30 - 9p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; and Sunday 12 - 8 p.m. Hours for Aug. 12 – Sept. 2 are Saturday and Sunday from 12 - 6 p.m. Pool/Splash Zone Holiday Hours are: Memorial Day and Labor Day 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Independence Day 12 - 9 p.m. Note: Dates and times are subject to change without notice. Cost to enter the Pool and Splash Zone area is $3 per person and free to children 3 and under. Senior Adults 50 and older can enter for $1. For more information please contact the Alpharetta City Pool at 678-2976107 or aquatics@alpharetta.ga.us. “Like” us on Facebook at http://www. facebook.com/alpharettarecreation.

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Kids of all ages will have a whale of a good time at the new Alpharetta Splash Zone at the City Pool at Wills Park. The Splash Zone, a facility of the City of Alpharetta Recreation and Parks Department, features a giant whale, a wavy palm tree, a dumping pelican, a water tunnel and pop jets. The variety of interactive splash features offers something for everyone in the family! The Splash Zone is a zero depth water park that will spray, splash and dump a blast of refreshing cool water! This new amenity utilizes clean, treated water the whole family will enjoy. The Splash Zone, which is adjacent to the Olympic-size Alpharetta City Pool, offers chaise lounges for adults to relax while the kids enjoy themselves. There is also a large shade structure close by and a concession stand with refreshing drinks and food. So,

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Johns Creek’s capital improvement progress Since its December 1, 2006 incorporation the City of Johns Creek has strategically planned how to improve its infrastructure, parks, and connectivity, both vehicular and pedestrian. It was definitely needed, says City Manager John Kachmar. “Prior to incorporation, very little was done with respect to capital improvement, other than what

developers were permitted to do during construction. Many of our projects have been in the works since we started, and now they’ve come to fruition,” he says. Today, anyone driving through Johns Creek can see the results of these years of work: • The implementation of the biggest capital improvement program ever

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undertaken by the City began in the summer of 2012 with a yearlong effort to improve the flow of traffic on Jones Bridge Road and enhance pedestrian mobility along the heavily traveled thoroughfare. Additional traffic lanes, a new traffic light, repaving, drainage repairs and sidewalks are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013. • Extensive landscaping of State Bridge Road from Ga. 141/ Medlock Bridge to Kimball Bridge Road, started in early 2013 will be completed by spring 2013. • Twenty of the city’s most heavily traveled streets have been resurfaced, several bridges rehabilitated, seven locations received improved road capacity, 14 intersections were improved, and multiple guardrails installed. • 22.5 miles of sidewalks and trails have been built, improving pedestrian connectivity. • A state-of-the-art Intelligent Traffic System was implemented and will slowly grow to service more areas of the City. It currently focuses on Ga. 141/Medlock Bridge Road and State Bridge Road. • Amenities and landscaping at 15 locations along Ga. 141/Medlock

Bridge and State Bridge road were installed in 2012. • The historic Newtown School was remodeled into a popular active adult center called Park Place, which opened in 2011. • City parks were improved with new lighting, scoreboards, sidewalks, and increased parking capacity. • With financing from Beneful® the Newtown Dream Dog Park was built in 2011. “What we’ve done is quite significant,” adds Kachmar. “Just look around.”

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Perimeter Church: Portrait of faith in action Johns Creek mega-church makes room for all

By HATCHER HURD hatcher@northfulton.com

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – It is hard to miss the 110acre campus of Perimeter Church at the corner of Medlock Bridge Road and Old Alabama Road. It is home to a ministry that touched many in North Fulton since it opened its doors in 1997. Since the beginning, the guiding hand has been the Rev. Randy Pope. But the church did not just spring forth as when Moses struck the rock in the desert. Pope, a graduate of the University of Alabama and the Reformed Theological Seminary, said he always had planned to follow his father in medicine as a dentist. He didn’t see spiritual healing in his future then. “I was religious, but I had been turned off of churches as I got older. If someone had asked me what I would do, I would not have said a preacher. I didn’t want to be a preacher,” he said. But God had other ideas, and after Alabama, he went not to medical school but divinity school. “Then I came to Atlanta in 1977 with no friends and $10 in my pocket,” Pope said. But he made friends. One of the first was Cecil Day of Day’s Inn fame. He needed $600 for his first month’s rent, and Day gave it to him on their first meeting. Then Pope began to build his church with a strong core. At that core is a Bible-centered faith as a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Pope’s message is one that is historically founded in the Bible. “But let’s make it practical. How it relates to raising your kids. How to make adults equipped followers of Christ,” he said. “How to live and work and play in such a way to attract the un-churched to God.” Thus, the church works not as a refuge from the world, but a place to gain the strength and knowledge to go out into the world. So in 1977, Pope was opening a church, but not in the magnificent cathedral in Johns Creek. No, it was a more modest beginning on Buford Highway with just 20 attendees. Six more campuses would follow before the current home broke ground, but it looks like the place it will stay. Why Perimeter Church? Members say it is symbolic of the church’s vision to see all Atlanta brought into “an encounter with the Kingdom of God.” But how do people approach such an imposing church? First, it is well-organized. An institution this big has to be. Walk into the reception area and there is a list of meeting rooms and auditoriums on a handy card. On the back is a map of the building – and you will need it in the beginning. But there are other brochures on the wall, more than 20, which they call portals. These simple brochures outline topics of interests designed to capture an interest to draw people into the church. What are you looking for in a church? Many are looking for a place of worship. Perimeter’s worship portal tells the reader worship has different meanings for different people. Services blend traditional hymns, contemporary praise songs, drama, personal testimonies and dance for a “dynamic time of worship.” Of course, families are interested in involving

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The 110-acre campus is home to the sanctuary, offices, auditoriums and school of Perimeter Church. their children. Perimeter has “portals” that engage children in every stage of life from Kids Town, which involves the preschoolers through college age in numerous programs designed for them. About half a dozen portals discuss programs and classes for youngsters. • Getting Connected is their portal for meeting others in social situations either at Taste of Perimeter (like a Wednesday night supper) or in supper clubs. • Women’s Ministry is designed to for women at any stage of life – single, married, divorced, mom or empty-nester – to connect with other women in similar circumstances. • Men’s Ministry offers men opportunities for personal and spiritual growth and renewal through fellowship. • Community Outreach helps others as the “hands and feet” of Jesus to serve the community. • Academy of the Arts trains students in the performing arts from ballet, fine arts and ballroom dancing to theater. Perimeter offers as many ways to fit in and get involved. For Kelly Dameron and her husband, there was an instant connection to Perimeter. “I grew up in Young Life as a teenager. You learned sharing the Gospel in a fun way, and you learned about the Bible. I loved the contemporary service [Perimeter has three different Sunday services – but all with Pope’s central sermon]. My husband wanted a gym. Once he saw that, we were sold,” Dameron said. That was 17 years ago. Now, the children attend Perimeter School. Dameron said once they got to know the school philosophy of accountability – for both student and parent – she was sold on that too. Gail Leines works part-time as a receptionist at the school. She was happy at another Johns Creek Church, but her family moved back to Georgia to Suwanee, so they looked for a church “to meet in the middle” and attend together. “We came here and never looked anywhere else,” Leines said. “It sticks to the Bible. And the school has phenomenal teachers.” Perimeter School is a covenant school, which means as a Christian school, students need not be members of the church but students and parents must be “fully involved Christians” in good standing at another evangelical church. The school has grades 1 through 8, but there are no plans for a high school. The students are

not meant to be kept from the world in a cocoon of the church, but to go out in it with the firm grounding they have received. “After the eighth grade, our students are equipped to send out,” Pope said. Keri Childers, a school spokeswoman, said the school’s teaching philosophy is based on the 19th century Christian educator Charlotte Mason’s theories that a child is a person, not a product or an individual to be manipulated. Classes are small, and children are encouraged with lots of involvement in their learning. Kindergarten through third grades are dismissed at noon. Children are invited to stay until pick-up at 3 p.m. for Adventure classes outdoors. Perimeter, however, is above all a church of service. “People learn the DNA really quick,” said Pope. “We are here to serve the community, community, community. So we create an environment of service here.” One example he gave is the Journey Group. Meeting just on Thursdays, it started a golf tournament to help battered women, single moms and to help get women in need off the streets. “Another group collects good furniture for those in need. They’re the Movers and Shakers. They move it around and when they get where they’re going, the shake the place up,” Pope said. “Everyone finds a way to serve the community.” Perimeter has missions in “seeding churches” here and abroad, such as in Tanzania. Service is the vehicle to bring the spiritual and temporal sides of the person together. Service is what a church should be about, he said. “It’s not one or the other,” he said. “They go hand in hand.” Asked if he feels proud of what the church has accomplished, Pope said he doesn’t like to discuss his church in those terms. “Why are we blessed more? Someone is bigger than I am, that’s OK. Just like one wrestler is bigger than another. Size is not a measure of success. All churches have an equal role,” he said. But there is no question Pope is an inspirational leader who touches the hearts of parishioners. As one church member said of Pope: “He’s real. He teaches what he is learning. He is a teacher at heart. He is anointed. And this church is real. It doesn’t hide behind a mask of perfection. They want to surrender to God and do his will.”

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Wills Park offers activities and amenities Baseball

Wills Park boasts eight baseball diamonds and two tee-ball fields. It also hosts games for the Alpharetta Youth Baseball Association. Fall registration opens July 15. The league is for 5- to 18-year-olds. Visit www.wpyba.org for more information on the AYBA and its schedules.

Disc Golf

Wills Park has an 18-hole disc golf course. The Professional Disc Golf Association includes Wills Park’s course and more than 1,000 other courses throughout the U.S. Call 678-297-6162 for more information on the course and suggested equipment.

Swimming

The Olympic-sized pool at Wills Park has high and low diving boards as well as a covered kiddie pool for babies and toddlers. The hours until Aug. 12 are noon to 5 p.m., then 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Weekend hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Special holiday hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

There are several summer events scheduled at the pool. The Freaky Friday pool party will be June 14 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Participants are encouraged to wear a costume. Swim lessons are also offered to swimmers of all levels and ages. Call 678-297-6100 for more information.

Equestrian Center There are eight shed rowtype barns with covered aisles accompanied with 298 stalls at the equestrian center. It has one covered ring that is 150 feet by 350 feet and two uncovered 125-foot by 225foot rings as well as two schooling rings. There are also hookups to accommodate 30 RV campers. The Interscholastic Equestrian Association will host a horseshow Sept. 28 at the equestrian center along with several other benefit shows throughout the summer. The Bolshoi Benefit Horse Show is May 18 to May 19. The Ticket to Ride Benefit is July 19 to July 21. And the Jump Ahead Benefit Show is Aug. 17 to Aug. 18. Call 678-297-6120 to find out more about the shows and riding times at the equestrian center.

Tennis

Six tennis courts are in the park. Two are saved for lessons, two are on reservation only and the other two are first come first serve. There is no cost to play, but there is one to reserve. The courts are lighted at night.

Recreation Center

The recreation center offers basketball courts, karate and aerobics. Summer classes for each are also offered. For those schedules and registration information, call 678297-6130 or email wprcprograms@ alpharetta.ga.us.

Community Center

This building has two gymnasiums, a gymnastics center, dance room, locker room, showers and an outdoor track. It hosts a men’s fall basketball league as well as a coed adult volleyball league. Registration ends May 10 for volleyball and is from July 8 to July 26 for fall basketball. Summer youth instructional camps are held here ranging from flag football and basketball to dancing and gymnastics with baseball and soccer camps in between. Call 678-297-6100 or contact accprograms@alpharetta.ga.us for

more information about the available camps.

Dog Park

Waggy World Paw Park is Wills Park’s area for dogs. It is open from 8 a.m. to sunset and allows for canines to explore without a leash. All handlers must pick up after their pets, and there is a limit of three dogs per handler. No dogs in heat are allowed at the park or any aggressive ones. In addition, all dogs must wear valid rabies tag and have current vaccinations. Children must be at least 8 years old and accompanied by an adult to enter. A dog handler must be at least 16 years old and have a leash present.

Facilities

Wills Park has three different children’s playgrounds nested under park trees. The first is Wacky World Playground with towers, slides and bridges. Second, designed for smaller children, is the Yellow Playground. It has slides and swings and a tire spin. The last one behind the baseball fields has a canopy overtop and is called the Purple Playground. It has multi-level slides, swings and climbing areas. Four picnic pavilions are scattered throughout the park. There’s also a walking trail for park-goers.

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Parks: Offers something for all ages Continued from Page 12

Birmingham Park, 750 Hickory Flat Road, is a 200acre park, located behind Fire Station No. 43 at 750 Hickory Flat Road. The park is currently undeveloped, but is a hot spot for hikers, dog walkers and horseback riders. Crabapple Community Center, 12615 Broadwell Road, is not currently open, but once plans for the property are developed, the city will notify residents. Friendship Community Park, 12785 Birmingham Highway, is a 1.81 acre park that opened Dec. 1, 2012. The park is a joint venture with the Fulton County School System. Located between Crabapple Crossing Elementary and Northwestern Middle School, it features a small picnic pavilion, walking path, halfcourt basketball and a play field.

 The park is closed to the general public during school hours, so children at both schools can enjoy the park. The city is growing their parks and recreation department, with additional

park plans in the works for Bell Memorial Park and a new park on Deerfield Road, near City Hall. Since the city is still young, they’ve partnered with the city of Alpharetta to offer Alpharetta Parks and Recreation programs without non-resident fees. This arrangement allows Milton families a long list of activities for all age groups in both Milton and nearby Alpharetta. The city offers specialty summer and athletic camps through arrangements with the Hopewell Youth Baseball Association, the YMCA and the city of Alpharetta. They’ve also partnered with other sport programs such as lacrosse, listing all of their programs in their activity guide. For more information about what the Milton Parks and Recreation Department has to offer, visit the city website at www.cityofmiltonga.us. Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department The Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department

offers recreational programs for people of all ages. With 22 parks and three recreation centers and about 2,400 acres of passive and active use land, you’re sure find something for every family member to enjoy. The county offers athletic fields for all of the popular rectangular and diamond field sports, tennis courts, playgrounds, lake access, camping, trail and track running and walking paths, an outdoor mountain bike path, dog parks, indoor gyms and a skate park. The county also offers outdoor programs including nature awareness, adventures such as tree climbing and indoor programs such as arts and crafts, fitness, dance and music. The county’s parks and recreation system includes about 36 miles of trails and the award-winning Sawnee Mountain Preserve, 4075 Spot Road in Cumming. The 963 acres include the beautiful views from the historic rock formations known as the Indian Seats, where birdwatchers and hikers spend afternoons

enjoying a little slice of heaven. The spot is a popular place for high school boys to request prom dates with signs and surprises, using the rocking chair porch to add a romantic touch. For the adventure seekers in the county, one can choose to climb the rocks or enjoy the tree canopy walk to view the mountain from the treetops. Another popular offering of the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department is the 6.8-mile Big Creek Greenway. Forsyth County Parks and Recreation has three recreation centers, all offering amenities for fun, hobbies and fitness. The centers feature basketball gymnasiums, indoor walking tracks and cardio/weight membership

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rooms, and offer a variety of programs and activities. The recreation centers are located at: Central Park Recreation Center, 2300 Keith Bridge Road in Cumming; Fowler Park Recreation Center, 4110 Carolene Way in Cumming; and Old Atlanta Park Recreation Center, 810 Nichols Road in Suwanee. For more information and a schedule of events, visit the county website at www. forsythco.com. The city of Cumming also offers county residents a place to cool off and go for dip. The Aquatic Center and Water Park, 201 Aquatic Circle, off Pilgrim Mill Road and off Exit 16 on Ga. 400. Inside the center are Olympic swimming pools for training and competition. During the spring and summer, the outdoor water park opens for children of all ages. For more information, visit www. cummingaquaticcenter.com.

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MARTA explained You won’t be here long before someone will mention it. MARTA. But what many newcomers will soon be asking is "what is MARTA?" Answer: The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority is Atlanta’s state-of-the-art public transportation system. Q: How do I ride MARTA? A: Easy Planning - Call 404-8485000 and give our highly trained Customer Information operators your departure and destination points. We have a complete staff of operators who speak multiple languages. Take your time; repeat the information given and then write down information about MARTA locations, the names and numbers of routes, departure and arrival times, and any transfer information you may need. Feel free to ask questions and to call again to review your instructions. Easy Boarding: Look for the blue, gold, and orange striped signs that identify MARTA stops, stations and vehicles. Bus Riders: MARTA buses display the names and numbers of routes just above the windshield. Signal to the driver that you wish to board. Train Riders: Signs that display, “To Trains” direct you to the boarding platforms. Remember which direction (north, south, etc.) you plan to travel. Look for white courtesy telephones, customer service personnel and uniformed MARTA transit police for additional assistance. Easy Fares: A single $2.50 fare covers one-way bus or train trips, including transfers. You will need a Breeze Card or Ticket to ride. An additional $1 will be added to the purchase of a Breeze Card. Bus riders may drop exact cash (bills or coins) into the fare box near the driver. Or tap your Breeze Card/Ticket on the target on the farebox. TRANSFER POLICY Transfers are only available on a Breeze Card or Ticket and are automatically loaded when you tap to

board a bus or exit a rail station. If you pay with cash you will still need a Breeze Card/Ticket to receive your transfer. Bus-to-Bus transfers are designed to help customers get from point A to point B that are not accessible using one bus route. Transfers cannot be used for roundtrip travel. Q: How much does it cost to ride MARTA? A: MARTA is $2.50 for a one-way fare (no pennies); 10 Trips: $25; 20 Trips (discounted price): $42.50; 7-Day Pass: $23.75 (unlimited rides); 30-Day Pass: $95.00 (unlimited rides). Breeze Cards and Breeze Tickets can be bought and reloaded at Breeze Vending machines in all 38 Stations and in RideStores inside Five Points, Lenox, Airport Stations and at the MARTA Headquarters building across from the Lindbergh Train Station. Q: When does MARTA operate? A: Buses: 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. MondayFriday; 6 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. weekends & holidays. Rail: 4:45 a.m. to 1 a.m. MondayFriday; 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. weekends & holidays. Run every 10 minutes during peak hours weekdays, and every 15 minutes Saturdays, Sundays & holidays. Renovation Work Schedules: Call 404-848-5000 or look for posted material. Q: Is MARTA accessible for disabled riders? A: MARTA provides easy service to elderly and disabled passengers. All of MARTA’s trains, rail stations and its entire bus fleet are accessible.

The Breeze Card Breeze Cards are available in all rail stations. The cards are different from Breeze tickets, which will remain available in rail station vending machines. They are eligible for balance protection – a program through which registered customers can recover any value programmed on to their card if it is lost or stolen. • Breeze Cards can be loaded with up to $300 in stored value, multiple trips or monthly, weekly and weekend passes.

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MARTA has a TDD Schedule Information telephone number for the hearing impaired. Call 404-848-5665 between 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Q: How can I use MARTA to/from the airport? A: A rail station is inside Hartsfield-

Jackson Atlanta International Airport near the baggage claim area, at the north end of the airport. After 9 p.m. you must change trains at Lindbergh Station to reach Buckhead, Medical Center, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and North Springs Stations. More information available at www.itsmarta.com.

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Ga.’s first toll road has shaped North Fulton By HATCHER HURD hatcher@northfulton.com

Thank a guy named Michael Lomax if you live in North Fulton, have a hightech job and kids in a great school. He is the reason we have the jobs, the schools, the great housing and brightest economic prospects in metro Atlanta. It is an interesting story. If you lived in the North Fulton area in the 1970s or ‘80s, or if you ever had reason at that time to come up Ga. 400 to go to Dahlonega, Cashiers or Helen, then you will remember what everybody called Ga. 400 then. The Road to Nowhere. It looked like one of those boondoggle government projects that lined a lot of pockets but did not really do anything. We all thought, what the heck is up there to get to? I lived in Sandy Springs in those days, and I knew Roswell lay up north that way. I had been lost at night a couple of times and stumbled upon the one traffic light in Alpharetta, but I didn’t know I was still in Fulton County. But they don’t call Ga. 400 the Road to Nowhere

anymore. And like it or not, 400 has been the catalyst for most of the changes that have created the economic engine that is North Fulton today. And true, no one person can lay claim to all that has happened here. There has been a lot of vision by developers, communities – Alpharetta in particular – to wrest the high-tech companies, the highend homes and the highperforming schools that dot the area. But Ga. 400 is the spine of it all. It is the prime infrastructure piece that has done it all. But there was always one barrier to the region’s success despite the millions spent on Ga. 400. And that barrier was Interstate 285. Ga. 400 southbound traffic hit a dead end. To get anywhere else people had to turn left or right on 285 to go anywhere. And it was a strange starting point for the northbound traffic. It needed to punch through I-285 to let Ga. 400 realize its full potential. And we see it today. Now that it is done, we think nothing of hopping on a MARTA train to go to downtown Atlanta

Ga. 400 Timeline May 16, 1983: The proposal to build a 6.4-mile ex tension of Ga. 400 from I-285 through Buckhead to I-85 comes up for its first vote before the Atlanta City Council. Council deadlocks 9-9, effectively killing the proposal for the moment. Oct. 17, 1988: City Council votes to ban all toll roads inside the city limits —- a move aimed expressly at shutting down the Ga. 400 extension. May 16, 1989: With strong support from then-Mayor Andrew Young, the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Ga. 400 extension passes City Council. Council votes to allow tolls but limits them to 50 cents. June 26, 1990: Federal appeals court in Atlanta rules against opponents of the project, clearing the way for the state DOT to begin construction. Contractors go to work that summer. June 12, 1991: The State Road and Tollway Authority approves sale of $96.1 million in bonds to help pay for the Ga. 400 project. The bonds were to be paid off in June 2011 from toll revenue. Aug. 1, 1993: After three years of construction, the Ga. 400 extension opens to traffic. Sept. 24, 2010: SRTA board votes to extend toll to 2020. July 19, 2012: Gov. Nathan Deal announces plans to end the tolls by the end of December 2013.

or Hartsfield-Jackson International. But it took a man named Michael Lomax to muster the political will to make it happen. He was the Fulton County Commission chairman for 12 years, and they were critical years. Because it was largely through his leadership that 6.2-mile extension – through some of the toniest neighborhoods in Sandy Springs and Buckhead – finally was pushed through. I don’t take credit for the vision. It was developer Jim Cowart who opened my eyes to those contributions. Cowart has been building in these parts for 40 or 50 years, and he has seen it all and built most of it. Places like Country Club of the South and the Falls of Autrey Mill are here because he saw the potential of North Fulton. “Without Michael Lomax, there wouldn’t be the North Fulton we know today, because Ga. 400 would still be a logjam at I-285,” Cowart told me. And without Ga. 400 reaching the airport more or less unimpeded by the rest of Atlanta, we would not see the office buildings that loom over Alpharetta’s business district. Most of us would not be here either. We would live somewhere else that would have the jobs that support us in our endeavors. Of course, we had to endure that cursed toll to pay for it. I know I cursed it, because I knew it was the first toll road in Georgia.

I had been through New Jersey and New York just Exit 16 Pilgrim Mill Road enough to know Bald Ridge Road that – as I recall Exit 15 these 30 years Exit 14 Buford Highway (Ga. 20) hence – that Bethelview Road/Peachtree Parkway (Ga. 141) Exit 13 you had to pay A - West McFarland Road another toll Exit 12 B - East about every 2 Exit 11 Windward Parkway miles. Exit 10 Old Milton Parkway I did not want to see Exit 9 Haynes Bridge Road that come to Exit 8 Mansell Road Georgia. Well, it is coming, but Exit 7 Holcomb Bridge Road that is another Exit 6 Northridge Road story. R o s w e l l Exit 5 Abernathy Road Mayor Jere Exit 5C MARTA Northsprings Station Wood doesn’t Interstate 285 mince words, Exit 4 either. He says the extension of the south end of Ga. 400 the bonds were paid off. to reach downtown Atlanta Those tolls raise northwards and the airport is what of $21 million a year. But newly elected Gov. has fueled the growth that transformed the whole area, Nathan Deal said he would make those tolls go away in and is transforming it yet. There would be no December of this year just Canton Street and posh to show us we could trust restaurants, shops and the state to do what it says galleries in Roswell. The it will do. Of course he said that reason is there would not just as he came out for the be the posh clientele who patronize it and live in the ill-fated TSPLOST. I called the Governor’s Office and homes behind Canton. Same with the North they said Deal was still Point Mall and the soon-to- going to uphold his end. be Avalon. They would not The tolls go in December. That pays off the bonds be here without Ga. 400 and Perdue had financed with its tolls. Those tolls add up the toll revenue. But we to about $60,000 a day have to ask ourselves, in from 120,000 vehicles on these lean times, where is weekdays – I guess it slows the money going to come some on the weekends. I from to maintain Ga. 400 think no one was surprised and our other roads? Well, it’s been a that Gov. Sonny Perdue extended those tolls after wonderful ride up until now.

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The ‘street name’ game Seems like everywhere you turn the roads are getting nicknamed or renamed… In the Atlanta airport there used to be a poster/picture in the terminal of just how many Peachtree Streets there are in Georgia. I believe there are 14 in Atlanta city alone. Peachtree Street, Peachtree Road, Peachtree Industrial Boulevard... Or you could have simply gone too far on one road and missed the sign where it turned into another and all of this depends on where you travel… For example: • Alpharetta Highway is Highway 9 or South Main Street or North Main Street or Atlanta Highway.

• Jimmy Carter Boulevard becomes Holcomb Bridge Road becomes Highway 92 becomes Crossville Road then Woodstock Road. • Webb Bridge Road becomes Academy Street becomes Milton Avenue becomes Mid-Broadwell Road, which merges into Mayfield Road just before it becomes Crabapple Road, which eventually merges into Highway 9, which is Alpharetta Street going south into Roswell, which becomes Atlanta Street as it leaves Roswell and then becomes Roswell Road, which eventually merges into Peachtree Road in Buckhead. Whew!

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License to drive OUT-OF-STATE LICENSEs Transferring

All applicants must apply for a Georgia driver’s license within 30 days of becoming a Georgia resident. All customer service centers can transfer an out-of-state license to a Georgia license. These customer service centers in the metro Atlanta area offer appointments to transfer out-of-state license to Georgia: Decatur-South DeKalb Mall, North Cobb-Canton Road in Marietta, Lithonia, Lawrenceville and Locust Grove.

Requirements

• Exchange a valid (or expired less than two years) out-of-state license for a Georgia license. • Be at least 18 years of age. • Surrender a valid out-ofstate license or an outof-state license expired less than two years. If the applicant does not have the license in their possession, see Lost Out-of-State License section below. • An out-of-state license is defined as one issued by one of the other 49 states and District of Columbia. By surrendering a license as described above, the applicant is exempt from the written and road test. Exception: Licenses from U.S. territories must pass the written and road tests. The applicant will need to pass the vision exam.

Documents required

**All documents used to prove identity must be originals or certified copies; faxes and photocopies are not acceptable.**

Social Security requirements

• Have a Social Security number (the card itself is not required); OR • Present certification from the Social Security Administration (Letter of Denial, Form SSAL 676) that the applicant is not eligible for issuance of a Social Security number due to alien status and not authorized to work in the United States. • A Social Security number will be verified with the Social Security Administration and personal information must be consistent with both

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agencies to be issued a license.

Provide proof of Georgia residency

• Present a bank statement issued within the past 60 days; • A utility bill issued within the past 60 days ; • Current valid rental contracts and/or receipts for payments made within the last 60 days for rent payments with valid Georgia residence address; • Employer verification (letter from employer on company letterhead stating applicant’s full name and home address) or check stub stating name and address; • Georgia driver’s license of parent, guardian or spouse.

Provide proof of identity

• An original birth certificate, certificate of birth registration, certified copy of birth certificate or delayed birth certificate; • If married and married surname to appear on Georgia license, certified copy of marriage license, marriage certificate or marriage application; • If the applicant’s name has changed from the original birth record, official certified documents supporting the name change must be presented, including but not limited to: marriage license, marriage certificate or marriage license application, divorce decree or adoption; • Legal name change; • Certified naturalization documentation; • Immigration ID card;

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• Valid passport; • Military identification card issued by the United States armed forces (must provide additional proof of citizenship).

Provide proof of citizenship

• For most customers, this can be satisfied with a birth certificate issued by a U.S. state or territory (Military ID is not proof of U.S. citizenship). • Valid U.S. passport • Valid and current immigration documentation

Lost out-of-state license

• If the applicant does not have the out-of-state license in his or her possession, a letter of clearance or certified driving record from the issuing state must be presented. • The letter of driving record must be dated within 30 days. • All licensing information from the issuing state must be included in the letter or driving record. • Applicant must also provide proof of residency, identity and citizenship as noted above. • If the out-of-state license has not expired for more than two years, the applicant will only be required to take a vision test.

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Where to go Driver’s license offices are open Tuesday through Saturday. Tuesday is typically a very busy day, so please plan ahead. For more information, visit www.dds.ga.gov. Fulton County Georgia Department of Driver Services • 8610 Roswell Road, Suite 710 • Sandy Springs, Ga. • Tuesday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. • Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to noon

• If the out-of-state license is expired more than two years, the applicant will be required to pass the written, road and vision exam.

LEARNER’S PERMIT

• Applicants must be at least 15 years of age, pass a vision exam and pass a knowledge exam. • Applicants under age 18 years of age are required to have a parent/guardian, responsible adult or authorized driver training instructor to sign the application for the driver’s license. The signatories also have the authority to request the driver’s license to be revoked at any time before the minor’s 18th birthday.

Forsyth County • 400 Aquatic Circle • Cumming, Ga. • Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon

Documents required • Documentation showing identity, residential address, full Social Security number and U.S. citizenship or proof of lawful presence in the United States. • Applicants new to Georgia must surrender any outof-state driver’s license/ permit/ID card. • If the applicant previously was issued a driver’s license, permit or ID card in another state and that card has been lost or stolen, the applicant must provide a certified copy of his or her driving record or motor vehicle report from the state that issued the card. The MVR must be dated

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2013 Edition within the last 30 days. The DDS does not accept uncertified copies printed from websites, but a fax may be sent to the DDS directly from the other state agency. If under age 18, a Certificate of Attendance (DS1) must be dated within the last 30 days, or high school diploma or GED is required. All documents must be in English.

Under age 18 with valid out-of-state license

Please call the customer service number at 678-4138400 for specific information since the state of issuance may have different requirements for those under age 18 than the teen driving requirements in Georgia. However, standard requirements would include, but are not limited to: • Driving record/history from issuing state (expires in 30 days); • Completion of Ga. ADAP (Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program); • Certificate of Attendance Form DS-1 (expires in 30 days); • If age 16, completion of Ga. Driver’s Education; • Proof of identity, residency and citizenship (usually a certified U.S. birth certificate and parent’s Ga. license); • Completion of Ga. license written and road exams; • Social Security number. There are special teen license types that are treated differently, so teens are encouraged to call DDS at the number above to discuss specific license status and Georgia licensing requirements.

Name and Address Change

Current procedures for citizens and non-citizens allow for one free address change and $5 fee for a license replacement as long as the expiration date does not change from the original license/ID. When a replacement license/ID is issued with an expiration date different than the original, the system considers it a renewal and full fees apply. Address change – in person or online Please update addresses within 60 days of moving as required by law. Applicants may visit any customer service center to obtain a

free replacement license. The replacement license will be valid for the current renewal period, or if it’s within 150 days of the original expiration date, they may renew their driver’s license for five years ($20) or 10 years ($35). Certain vision restrictions apply. It is not necessary to provide proof of the new address since Georgia residency was established before the initial issuance. Name change – must be done in person If the applicant is a U.S. citizen and the name has legally changed from the name shown on the primary identification document that he or she plans to provide as proof of identity (for example, a birth certificate or passport), then they must be prepared to present additional support documents (like a marriage certificate, divorce decree or adoption decree). Customers who hold a valid Ga. driver’s license or ID card are to present the original or certified copy document that supports the most recent name change. Applicants who are new to Georgia must provide the complete trail of original or certified copy documents that support all name changes.

on all the documents. The vehicle must be more than 10 years old, and the exemption will need to be renewed each year. Applicants must provide: • Proof of age with a driver’s license, birth certificate or passport. • The vehicle’s mileage. The applicant must drive less than 5,000 miles in a year’s time. An odometer reading is required at the time of applying for the exemption. • A completed Senior Exemption Form. • A copy of a current Georgia vehicle registration or renewal notice. After presenting all of the documentation, the applicant will be given an exemption certificate to present to the local tag office when renewing the tags.

NEW DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL LICENSES

On July 1, 2012, DDS implemented additional procedures that enhance the integrity and security of driver’s licenses (DL) and identification cards (ID) resulting from the federal requirements of the Real ID Act. These new procedures will require that

applicants bring additional documentation when they visit one of the customer service centers (CSC). If applicants currently hold a valid Georgia driver’s license or ID, they will be issued a secure ID license or ID at the time of their next renewal or reinstatement. If applicants do not hold a valid Georgia driver’s license or ID, they will be issued a secure ID driver’s license or ID at the time of their application. These documents will include the following: • At least one (1) original or certified document to prove primary identity; • If applicant has ever been married or divorced and the last name appearing on the primary identification document (birth certificate, passport for example) is different from current name, then applicant must be prepared to present additional support documents (like marriage certificate, certified marriage application, certified marriage license and/or divorce decree). • If applicants use their passport as primary identification document and it has been updated to show their married name

as their legal name, they do not need to provide additional documentation proving identity. • If applicants have been married for many years and need to renew or reinstate their Georgia driver’s license or ID, they still need to provide proof of marriage. Despite the length of time they have been married, they must provide supporting documentation such as marriage certificate, certified marriage application, certified marriage license and/or divorce decree to verify their identity. AND • At least one (1) document to prove Social Security number; AND • At least two (2) documents to prove residential address (which can have non-essential information redacted or crossed out such as account numbers, financial figures or other information that does not obstruct name and address); AND • Appropriate name change documents if needed.

Emissions Testing

All gasoline-powered passenger cars and light trucks 1982 and newer in metro Atlanta counties must pass an emission inspection before being issued license plates. Motorcycles, RVs and motor homes do not require emissions testing. The cost of emission testing varies from $10 to $25, depending on location. If a vehicle does not pass the test, the necessary repairs will be required and the applicant will be given one free retest within 30 days of the original test.

Senior exemptions

Senior citizens who don’t drive much and whose cars are 10 model years old or older might qualify for an exemption from emissions testing. If applicants are at least 65 years old and meet the following criteria, they can visit one of the state’s waiver centers in their vehicle to waive the emissions requirement. The vehicle’s owner does not have to be present to get the exemption, but proof of the owner’s age and their signature must be

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2013-2014 Calendar May 2013 Dinner-theatre May 2 - June 23, DINNERTHEATRE, The New American Shakespeare Tavern, “Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (in repertory),” www. shakespearetavern.com, 499 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta GA 30308, 404-874-5299 Concert series May – October, First Saturday of each Month through October. Riverside Sounds Concert at Riverside park; Free concerts on the River. www. riversidesounds.com. Taste of Alpharetta May 9, Taste of Alpharetta. Join us at the largest "Taste of" in the South, attracting over 50,000 festival-goers each year! 5 - 10 p.m. Expect cooking demonstrations, chef competitions, three entertainment stages, art exhibits and a Kids Korner! Baseball in Atlanta May 15, Barrington Hall Wednesday Lecture Series presents Baseball in Atlanta, by Paul Crater of the Atlanta History Center. Admission is $5 per person. Reservations strongly suggested. Lecture begins at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Complimentary light refreshments available. 770640-3855 to schedule or for additional information. Alive After Five May 16, Alive After Five in Roswell’s Historic District. Best Street Party in Metro Atlanta and the event that gained Canton Street the official designation as a Georgia Great Street. Live music, outside vendors and extended retail hours, face painting, free trolley and more. www.aliveafterfiveroswell.com Beatles Tribute May 17, A Beatles Tribute presented by Michael O’Neal Singers at Roswell United Methodist Church. 8 P.M.; www.mosingers.com Darius Rucker May 18, Live at Verizon Wireless. The U.S. Census of 1940 May 18, Barrington Hall Saturday Brunch Lectures presents The U.S. Census of 1940, by Sue Verhoef of the Atlanta History Center. Admission is $5 per person. Reservations strongly suggested. Lectures begin at 10:15 a.m. and the doors open at 9:30 a.m. Brunch style food

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available. 770-640-3855 for details or reservations. The Subconscious Mind May 21, Roswell Business Alliance – Roswell Business Academy; Room 220 from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.; at Roswell City Hall. Session features The Subconscious Mind, presented by Hal Coleman and Academy Graduation. www.roswellba. com Ghosts of Roswell May 22, Barrington Hall Wednesday Lecture Series presents Ghosts of Roswell, by Dianna Avena of Roswell Ghost Tours. Admission is $5 per person. Reservations strongly suggested. Lecture begins at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Complimentary light refreshments available. 770640-3855 to schedule or for additional information. The Second City May 24, Roswell Presents Series – Chicago’s legendary sketch comedy theatre, The Second City: Laughing Matters at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Show features some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from The Second City’s fifty two year history. The Second City is truly a Chicago landmark and a national treasure. www. roswellpresents.com Art show and sale May 25 – 26, Gallery 35 presents "Alpharetta Art In The Park” Old Milton Park in Historic Downtown Alpharetta. Memorial day ceremony May 27, Roswell Remembers Memorial Day Ceremony at the Faces of War Memorial at Roswell City Hall. Georgia’s largest ceremony, www.roswellmemorialday.com. Golfin' For the Lodge May 28, The 4th Annual Bald Ridge Lodge Golf Tournament will feature 18 Holes of Golf Putting Contest Prizes for Gross and Net Hole-in-One Contest to Win a New Car, Silent Auction, Numerous Raffle Prizes, Player Gift Bag, Lunch Provided by Chick-fil-A and Reception provided by Jim 'N Nick's BBQ. Visit Website and Register online: www.baldridgelodge. org Georgia Signers of the Constitution May 29, Barrington Hall Wednesday Lecture Series presents Georgia Signers of the Constitution, by Jack Ferguson. Admission is $5 per person. Reservations strongly

suggested. Lecture begins at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Complimentary light refreshments available. 770640-3855 to schedule or for additional information. Tony Bennett with Jackie Evancho May 31, Live at Verizon Wireless with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

June 2013 Dinner-theatre June 29 - July 14, DINNER-THEATRE, The New American Shakespeare Tavern, “Fortinbras” by Lee Blessing, www.shakespearetavern.com, 499 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta GA 30308, 404-874-5299 Brew Moon Fest June 1, Downtown Alpharetta comes alive for this annual beer fest. Possum Trot 10 K & Fun Run June 1, Possum Trot 10 K & Fun Run, this qualifier for the Peachtree benefits Chattahoochee Nature Center. 7 a.m.; www.chattnaturecenter. org Rockin’ Roswell CHAIRity Event June 1, Rockin’ Roswell CHAIRity Event – hosted by Roswell Woman’s Club at Nalley Toyota of Roswell from 7 – 11 p.m. Hand painted Adirondack rocking chairs designed by talented local artists will be auctioned off. For bidding information and tickets visit www.roswellwomansclub. org Riverside Sounds Concert Series June 1, Riverside Sounds Concert Series featuring Blair Crimmins & The Hookers (Ragtime). Free outdoor concert at Riverside Park. www. roswellriversidesounds.com Puppet Show June 3 - 8, Puppet Show Series at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center presents Wizard of Oz. Shows at 10 a.m. (additional shows on Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m.) 770-594-623; www.roswellgov.com Froggie Went a Courtin' June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, Froggie Went a Courtin' performances at Bulloch Hall Pavilion, by Wally Hinds. Musical melodrama based on the old Mother Goose story and song. Froggie must save his beloved Miss Mousie from the dastardly villain, Tom the Cat. Cheer the hero and heroine and boo the bad guy in this fun family show. $12 per person; 10 a.m.;

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for reservations call 770-9921731 ext. 2. Lavender Festival June 8, Lavender Festival at Barrington Hall from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. All things lavender: Lavender specialty foods, children’s activities, crafts, games, healing properties of lavender in the Zen Zone, music, food trucks and so much more. www.southerntrilogy. com or 770-640-3855. Magnolia Ball June 8, Magnolia Ball to benefit Bulloch Hall. An elegant black-tie evening held at the Country Club of Roswell. Dinner, dancing, silent & live auction all benefit the preservation of Bulloch Hall. www.bullochhall.org Youth fishing derby June 8, Prizes awarded for longest fish and most fish caught. movies in the Park June 8, July 18, Aug. 24, Movies will be held in Newtown Park. Movies series June 8, "The Goonies" will be shown on a huge inflatable screen at Friendship Community Park. Animal rescue fair June 9, Wills Park, Animal Rescue Fair. Puppet Show Series June 10 – 15, Puppet Show Series at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center presents The Reluctant Dragon. Shows at 10 a.m. (additional shows on Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m.) 770-594-623; www. roswellgov.com Pool Party June 14, Alpharetta City Pool will host a Halloweenthemed Freaky Friday Pool Party. Hire Heroes USA 5K Race June 15, The MedAssets Hire Heroes USA 5K Race for Heroes is a five kilometer road race that is a charity fund raising event for Hire Heroes USA. Antique Appraisal June 15, Antique Appraisal at Smith Plantation Home from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Held in the pavilion, a member of the GA chapter for the international society of appraisers will carefully examine your treasures. Cost is $10 with a limit of two items. Please call 770-641-3978. Camp Yesteryear June 17 – 21, Camp Yesteryear at Smith Plantation

Home. A week full of fun and learning, including 19th Century Crafts & Games, Farm Lie, Archaeological Dig, Native American Crafts, Open Hearth Cooking, Sewing, Soap Making, Herbs & Gardening, Painting, Gold & Gem Panning, Animal Encounter and much more. Limited to 25 campers ages 7 – 11. $175 per child, from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; www. archibaldsmithplantation.org or 770-641-3978. Puppet Show Series June 17 – 22, Puppet Show Series at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center presents Stinky Cheese Man. Shows at 10 a.m. (additional shows on Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m.) 770-594-623; www. roswellgov.com Margaret Mitchell and Dr. Benjamin Mays June 19, Barrington Hall Wednesday Lecture Series presents Margaret Mitchell and Dr. Benjamin Mays, by Bill Browning. Admission is $5 per person. Reservations strongly suggested. Lecture begins at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Complimentary light refreshments available. 770640-3855 to schedule or for additional information. Alive After Five June 20, Alive After Five in Roswell’s Historic District. Best Street Party in Metro Atlanta. Enjoy live music, outside vendors, late hours by retailers, face painting, free trolley, balloons and more. www. alilfeafterfiveroswell.com Sports Hall of Fame Induction June 22, Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Roswell Cultural Arts Center. For tickets and information visit www.atlantasportshalloffame. org Road Race and Craft Beer Festival June 22, Join in a fun evening with a Great Race, a Great Cause, Great Beer, Music and Fun. Civil War Living History June 22 & 23, Civil War Living History Encampment at Barrington Hall; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Civil War re-enactors, both military and civilian, 1860s dancing and music, best period costume contest (both military and civilian), children’s activities, food and fun. www. southerntrilogy.com or 770640-3855. Puppet Show Series June 24 – 29, Puppet Show Series at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center presents Velveteen Rabbit. Shows at


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about 32 vendors who sell locally grown produce that is certified organic, certified naturally grown or sustainably grown.

July 2013 Dinner-theatre July 20 - Aug. 17, DINNERTHEATRE, The New American Shakespeare Tavern, “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” www.shakespearetavern.com, 499 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta GA 30308, 404-874-5299 Archie and Gulie July 1, 2013 – January 31, 2014, Archie and Gulie: The Smith’s Born from Reconstruction. This exhibit highlights the children of Archie and Gulie and their lives in the late nineteenth century. As the often overlooked generation of the family, the exhibit aims to share untold details. www. archibaldsmithplantation.org Puppet Show Series July 1-6, Puppet Show Series at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center presents Circus FantaSea (no show on July 4th). Shows at 10 a.m. (additional shows on Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m.) 770-594-623; www.roswellgov.com Fireworks July 3, Join the Chamber of Commerce for the annual third of July fireworks at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Riverside Sounds Concert Series July 6, Riverside Sounds Concert Series at Riverside Park. Free outdoor concerts. www.riversidesounds.com Camp Rough Riders July 8 – 12, Camp Rough Riders at historic Bulloch Hall. Exciting history camp for children ages 6 – 11. Experience life in the 1800s, crafts including candle dipping, ice cream making, open hearth cooking and more all on the grounds of Teddy Roosevelt’s mother’s childhood home. $180 per child; 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. applications online at www.bullochhall.org or call 770-992-1731 ext. 2. Kids Can Write July 8 – 12, Kids Can Write Children’s Creative Writing Camps at Barrington Hall. Mary Ann Rodman, acclaimed children’s book author and writing instructor, will conduct the camp. Guided exercises, creative thinking, individual and group instructions and a field trip or two will teach children how to write their stories. Ages

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Puppet Show Series July 8 – 13, Puppet Show Series at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center presents Three Bears. Shows at 10 a.m. (additional shows on Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m.) 770-594-623; www. roswellgov.com

Give My Regards to Broadway July 26 - Aug. 11, Combine the greatest show tunes of George M. Cohan with a sparkling story and you have the most entertaining, charming, toe-tapping musical of the ACT 1 season.

Butterfly Festival July 13 & 14, 14th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival at Chattahoochee Nature Center. www.chattnaturecenter. org Manners Camp July 15 – 19, Manners Camp at Bulloch Hall in the Osage Terrace Room. $375 per child; 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. applications available at www. bullochhall.org Puppet Show Series July 15 – 20, Puppet Show Series at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center presents Beauty and The Beast. Shows at 10 a.m. (additional shows on Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m.) 770-594-623; www. roswellgov.com Fast Pitch World Series July 16 - 21, The USSSA Fast Pitch Recreational/Allstar program will guarantee a 4-game competition for each team entered. Movies series July 18, "Christmas in July: Snow Tubing in the Park" will be shown on a huge inflatable screen at Friendship Community Park. Alive After Five July 18, Alive After Five in Roswell’s Historic District. Best Street Party in Metro Atlanta. Enjoy live music, outside vendors, late hours by retailers, face painting, free trolley, balloons and more. www. alilfeafterfiveroswell.com Midget Association EAstern Grands July 19 - 28, We will have lots of fun activities, delicious food and of course lots of great racing at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Kids Can Write July 22 - 26, Kids Can Write Children’s Creative Writing Camps at Barrington Hall. Mary Ann Rodman, acclaimed children’s book author and writing instructor, will conduct the camp. Guided exercises, creative thinking, individual and group instructions and a field trip or two will teach children how to write their stories. Ages

August 2013 Dinner-theatre Aug. 9 - Sept. 1, DINNERTHEATRE, The New American Shakespeare Tavern, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” www.shakespearetavern.com, 499 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta GA 30308, 404-874-5299 Riverside Sounds concert Series August 3, Riverside Sounds concert at Riverside park. Free outdoor concert series . www. roswellriversidesounds.com Old Soldiers Day August 3, In tribute to the devoted, the city hosts a road race, parade with floats, marching bands, military units, classic cars, clowns, music and candy. Alive After Five August 15, Alive After Five in Roswell’s Historic District. Best Street Party in Metro Atlanta. Enjoy live music, outside vendors, late hours by retailers, face painting, free trolley, balloons and more. www.alilfeafterfiveroswell.com A Midsummer Night's Mayor’s Run and Fun August 17, bring your running buddies, friends and family to enjoy a 5K Race, Fun Run, movie and block party.

Ice cream social August, Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ to benefit The Drake House; www. thedrakehouse.org.

September 2013 Riverside sounds Concert Series September 7, Riverside sounds Concert Series at Riverside Park. Free outdoor concerts. www. roswellriversidesounds.com Family Fall FEstival Held Sept. 7 in Johns Creek. Run for Autism September 2, The Labor Day Run for Autism is a great way to support families living in our community who are affected by Autism. We added a 5K this year! Walkers and Strollers welcome at this family friendly event IronKids Alpharetta September 15, For ages 6-15 swim, bike, run competition with emphasis on fitness and fun. Alive After Five September 19, Alive After Five in Roswell’s Historic District. Best Street Party in Metro Atlanta. Enjoy live music, outside vendors, late hours by retailers, face painting, free trolley, balloons and more. www.alilfeafterfiveroswell.com The Works of Our Hands September 20 – 28, The Works of Our Hands presented by the Magnolia Sampler Guild at Bulloch Hall. $8 adults; $7 seniors, $6 children ages 6 – 18. www.bullochhall.org or 770992-1731

Ms. Senior Georgia Pageant August 17 & 18, Ms. Senior Georgia Pageant at Roswell Cultural Arts Center. 770-6400265.

Roswell Arts Festival September 21 & 22, 47th Annual Roswell Arts Festival in Historic Town Square. Drawing artists and craftsmen from across the Southeast, the event features fine arts, original crafts, music, performing arts, children’s activities and an array of food vendors. www. roswellartsfestival.com

TRILOGY TROLLEY CRAWL August 17, The Southern Trilogy “TRILOGY TROLLEY CRAWL,” from 7 – 11 p.m. Come early, party down, and experience the atmosphere and cuisine of 3 great cities without leaving Roswell. $40 per person, buy in advance. More details at www.southerntrilogy. com

Native American Day September 22, Native American Day at Smith Plantation Home. Cherokee Indian Occupation Day features “Buck & Richie” as they take children through a day in the life of a Cherokee Indian. 11 a.m.; $5 admission. .; www. archibaldsmithplantation.org or 770-641-3978

Movies series August 24, "The Sandlot" will be shown on a huge inflatable screen at Friendship Community Park.

YSC Tour de Pink September 28, Kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month with Atlanta area’s only bike ride for breast cancer.

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2013-2014 Calendar October 2013 Johns Creek Community SAfety Day Event will be held Oct. 5. Crabapple Festival Oct. 5, Festival will be hosted in Downtown Crabapple. Riverside Sounds Concert Series October 5, Riverside Sounds Concert Series at Riverside Park. Free outdoor concerts. www.riversidesounds. com Scarecrow Harvest October 5, Over 100 scarecrows stand tall and proud along the streets of downtown Alpharetta. Youth Day Parade October 12, 63rd Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Parade and Festival. Annual celebration of the younger generation in Roswell. Parade begins on Mimosa Boulevard and ends at Roswell area park where the festivities continue. www.roswellgov.com or 770641-3705. Fall Farm Day October 12, Annual Fall Farm Day at Smith Plantation Home from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free. Features artisan exhibits and demonstrations pertaining to life on a 19th Century Farm. Includes living history and activities such as blacksmithing, spinning, weaving and open hearth cooking. Children’s activities include period games, farm animals petting zoo, wagon rides, crafts, farm chores and gold & gem panning (for $5). Family event. Additionally Smith Plantation will be open from 12 – 3 p.m. for only $5 admission. www. archibaldsmithplantation.org or 770-641-3978. Civil War General’s Lecture October 15, Civil War General’s Lecture at Smith Plantation Home. Kenneth Studdard of Dogwood books will present a lecture on the moral character of two Civil War generals and how their sense of morality influenced their wartime decisions. Free at 7 p.m.; Donations accepted. 770-6413978. Alive After Five October 17, Alive After Five in Roswell’s Historic District. Best Street Party in Metro Atlanta. Enjoy live music, outside vendors, late hours by retailers, face painting, free

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November 2013 Milton Tree Lighting Nov. 5, The tree on the corner of Webb Road and Ga. 9 will be lit for the winter holiday season. Civil War Living History November 9 & 10, Civil War Living History Fall Encampment at Barrington Hall. Demonstrations of period weapons and uniforms, period dancing and music, children’s activities. See the soldiers get ready for winter camp. Best costume contest (both military and civilian). www. southerntrilogy.com or 770640-3855. Tryptophan road race November 28, Earn your turkey dinner that you will have time to cook! The course is flat, fast-paced, USATF certified on 141/Peachtree Pkwy. Proceeds benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. The Nutcracker November 29, The Nutcracker by Roswell Dance Theatre, a holiday tradition for over 22 years, performed at Roswell Cultural Arts Center. The entire family enjoys watching the magic of Christmas come alive. Dancing dolls, dragons, mice and so much more enchantment. www.tysod.com

Holiday Market November 30, Holiday Market at Chattahoochee Nature Center. Back to nature Holiday market for your shopping enjoyment. www. chattnaturecenter.org or 770992-2055.

December 2013 The Nutcracker December 1 – 8, The Nutcracker by Roswell Dance Theatre, a holiday tradition for over 22 years, performed at Roswell Cultural Arts Center. The entire family enjoys watching the magic of Christmas come alive. Dancing dolls, dragons, mice and so much more enchantment. www.tysod.com Johns Creek Founders Week Dec. 2 - 14. The week will include Tree and Dreidel Lighting, Holiday Workshop, Founders Day Parade and Breakfast with Santa. Christmas High Tea December 3, 10, 12, 17, Christmas High Tea at historic Bulloch Hall; A relaxing and enjoyable holiday tradition as ladies in period dress serve tea, sandwiches, and desserts in this magnificent home, decorated for Christmas. The event also includes a holiday tour of the home. $40 per person. Reservations required. 770-992-1731 ext. 2 to register. Living History event December 6-8 , Special Living History event featuring tours of the Southern Trilogy homes and other unique homes in the Historic District with costumed period re-enactors. Cosponsored by the Southern Trilogy sites and Roswell Historical Society. Christmas Tree Lighting December 6, All the magic of Christmas glistens at the annual lighting of the 45’ live spruce tree with 10,000 white lights. Holiday Open house December 6 – 8, Heart of Roswell Shopping District Holiday Open house Breakfast with Santa December 7, Breakfast with Santa, 9 – 11 a.m. All ages; but each individual must be pre-registered to attend. Roswell residents $14; Non-residents $21. Bill Johnson Community Activity Building; Roswell Area Park Continental breakfast, holiday coloring, music, games, dancing, face painting, crafts, entertainment and Santa Claus.

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Space is limited, so register early. Christmas in Crabapple Dec. 7, Festival will be hosted in Downtown Crabapple. Gingerbread Christmas December 7, Gingerbread Christmas at Smith Plantation Home. Four 30-minute workshops are scheduled at 10:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.; 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Prepare and decorate Christmas themed cookies. Participants assist with baking cookies over the open hearth at the plantation’s outdoor cookhouse. Children will also prepare a craft to take home. Designed for children ages 6 & up; limited to 10 children each workshop. Reservations required: $10 per child. For reservations call 770-641-3978. Lighting of the Square Event will be held Dec. 7. Roswell Ghost Tour December 7 & 8, Roswell Ghost Tour. Walking tour – learn about the unique history and stories of paranormal activity through experienced paranormal investigators. For current times, fees and to register please visit www. roswellghosttour.com or call 770-649-9922. Reservations Required. Caroling on Canton Street Event will be held Dec. 8. Christmas for Kids December 14, Christmas for Kids at historic Bulloch Hall. A tradition at the magnificent home, as children enjoy a candy cane hunt, holiday crafts, snacks, hunt for the yule log, storytelling and a visit from an extraordinary couple, Mr. & Mrs. Claus. $10 per person. 10 a.m.; Reservations required. 770992-1731 or www.bullochhall. org Gingerbread Christmas December 14, Gingerbread Christmas at Smith Plantation Home. Three 30-minute workshops scheduled for 10:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.; and 1:00 p.m. Each workshop includes preparing and decorating Christmas themed cookies and participants will assist with baking the cookies over the open hearth in the plantation outdoor cookhouse. Children also prepare a craft to take home. Ages 6 and up – limited to 10 children – reservations required. $10 per child. 770641-3978 for reservations. Workshops fill fast for this popular event so register early.

A Christmas Carol December 7, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, & 23, A Christmas Carol by Kudzu Players at the Osage Terrace Room at Bulloch Hall. A Christmas Classic that is sure to make your holiday season extra merry and bright. $15 per person. For tickets and information please call 770-992-1731 or visit www.bullochhall.org Mittie & Thee’s 1853 Wedding December 19, Reenactment of Mittie & Thee’s 1853 Wedding at historic Bulloch Hall. Be a special guest at the wedding of Mittie Bulloch & Theodore Roosevelt (Sr.). Little did those in attendance realize this union would produce a U.S. President, Teddy Roosevelt, and that Margaret Mitchell would be so enamored with the event she would interview the last living bridesmaid and do an extensive article for The Atlanta Constitution. Step back in time and be a “guest” at Mittie’s wedding. Hear the conversations of the gentlemen in the library discussing politics of the day and the ladies in the parlor talking about fashion and the special frozen dessert to be served this evening. $12 adults; $5 ages 6 – 18; Reservations required. 770-992-1731 or www.bullochhall.org

upcoming in 2014 Roswell Roots February, Roswell Roots, a month long celebration of black history & culture. www. roswellroots.com Quilt show March 8 – 16, The Great American Cover-Up Quilt show at Bulloch Hall. 770-992-1731 or www.bullochhall.org Colors Festival of Arts May 10 & 11, 24th Annual Colors Festival of Arts – Town Square. Fine Arts, original crafts, music and performing arts, children’s activities, festive foods and more. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. each day. www. visitroswellga.com Memorial Day Ceremony May 26, Roswell Remembers Memorial Day Ceremony in the Memorial Garden at Roswell City Hall. roswellmemorialday.com Pup-a-Palooza Spring 2014, hosted by the city of Johns Creek Easter Egg Hunt Spring 2014, hosted by the city of Johns Creek Pitch, Hit & Run Spring 2014, Hosted by the city of Johns Creek.


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Creating opportunities for young professionals in North Fulton Developing a ‘crazy idea’ into networking opportunities By Hans Appen hans@northfulton.com

Last year, I had a crazy idea to get a bunch of recent college graduates and young professionals in a room and network.  I had two incredible people to support me in my effort, my wife, Kristina, and good friend Zach Mullins. Without them, the crazy idea would have not been developed into the North Fulton Alliance of Young Professionals (NFAYP). For months, the three of us met to come up with ideas to better our community and learn more about businesses. At some point, one of us (not me) said, “We need to take this to the next level. Let’s pick a date and try to get one of these ideas off the ground. If we don’t start giving ourselves deadlines, we will never get anywhere.” So, we settled on a date that was two months away. We met at Olde Blind Dog in Milton to hold our first networking event. Surely that would be enough time to prepare, we thought. When the day finally arrived, I was terrified. I knew we had made huge strides, and worked so hard; but if no one showed up — would this be the end of just another “crazy idea?” Sure enough, we had 12 people (about 12 more than I dreamed) and had a wonderful time.

NFAYP had begun. Over the next few months, we continued to hold a monthly event, grow in numbers and even created a board of directors to help steer the organization. What a blessing that has been. Volunteering and committing an immense amount of time to NFAYP in their role as directors are Kristin Rome, North Fulton Community Improvement District; Peter Tokar, city of Alpharetta; Kellie Jureka, Appen Newspapers; Zee Jennings, Gardens of Roswell; Zach Mullins, Cox Media Group; Michael Tillitski, Networth Realty of Atlanta, and Kristina Appen, RaceTrac Petroleum. These are seven of the finest individuals I have come to know. Each and every one of them has it within them to be bona fide innovators, contributors and leaders in North Fulton. Some of them already are. I am writing this for two reasons. One is that I want to brag on my fellow board members, and share with you the progress of NFAYP. After just nine networking events, we have about 75 members, have written and adopted a set of bylaws, and received our 501(c)(6) status. We have also launched several different programs within the organization, each chaired by one of our board members.

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Established: Our first networking event was in August of 2012. Who: Focused on young professionals who either live, or work, in North Fulton. Why: To help recruit and retain young professionals to North Fulton. What: Focused on four core areas of growth: identifying new members, connecting members with other likeminded young professionals, developing professional skills, and engaging in community service. Where: Event locations vary, but will almost always be in one of the six cities of North Fulton. To join or find out more information, visit www. NFAYP.com.

The second reason is that over the last few years, and quite noticeably over the last few weeks, America has watched in disgust a divided congress fail to execute basic concepts of civility, compromise and compassion. And yet, despite it all, I believe the future is quite bright. I believe this because I know seven young people in North Fulton, a microcosm of a generation, that have never failed to impress. They have a 100 percent approval rating in my book. So, while others may despair at an abysmal representation of our values and beliefs in Washington, I rest assured knowing it is only a matter of time before we are out with the old, and in with the new.

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effective and efficient registration services. Early voting is open to all Forsyth County registered voters at the administration building, located at 110 E. Main Street in downtown Cumming (Note: This is not a voting precinct on Election Day). A North Fulton location was added in the last election in Alpharetta and may return for future elections. A location has yet to be decided.


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North Fulton 1. New Prospect Elementary School, 3055 Kimball Bridge Road; Serves districts AP01A, AP01B, AP01C, AP01D 2. Alpharetta Community Center, 175 Roswell St.; Serves districts AP021, AP022, AP02B 3. Roswell Neighborhood Senior Center, 1250 Warsaw Road; Serves district AP03 4. Alpharetta Crabapple Government Center, 12642 Broadwell Road; Serves districts AP04A, AP04B 5. Windward Fire Station, 3070 Market Place; Serves district AP05 6. Alpharetta Elementary School, 192 Mayfield Road; Serves districts AP06 7. St. James United Methodist Church, 3000 Webb Bridge Road; Serves districts AP07A. AP07B 8. Creek View Elementary School, 3995 Webb Bridge Road; Serves districts AP09A, AP09B 9. Milton Center, 86 School Drive; Serves districts AP10 10. Alpharetta High School, 3595 Webb Bridge Road; Serves districts AP12A 11. Webb Bridge Middle School, 4455 Webb Bridge Road; Serves districts AP13, JC04A, JC04B 12. Ocee Elementary School, 4375 Kimball Bridge Road; Serves district AP14 13. Shakerag Elementary School, 10885 Rogers Circle; Serves district

JC01 14. Johns Creek United Methodist Church, 11180 Medlock Bridge Road; Serves district JC02 15. Findley Oaks Elementary School, 5880 Findley Chase Drive; Serves districts JC03A, JC03B 16. Abbotts Hill Elementary School, 5575 Abbotts Bridge Road; Serves district JC05 17. Northview High School, 10625 Parsons Road; Serves district JC06 18. Medlock Bridge Elementary School, 10215 Medlock Bridge Parkway; Serves district JC07 19. Robert E. Fulton Regional Library, 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road; Serves district JC08 20. Chattahoochee High School, 5230 Taylor Road; Serves district JC09 21. Messiah Lutheran Church, 4774 Kimball Bridge Road; Serves district JC10 22. State Bridge Elementary School, 5530 State Bridge Road; Serves district JC11 23. Northeast/Spruill Oaks Library, 9560 Spruill Road; Serves district JC12 24. Autry Mill Middle School, 4110 Old Alabama Road; Serves districts JC13A, JC13B 25. Dolvin Elementary School, 10495 Jones Bridge Road; Serves district JC14 26. Ocee Elementary School, 4375 Kimball Bridge Road; Serves district JC15 27. Haynes Bridge Middle School, 10665 Haynes Bridge Road; Serves

Voter Qualifications To register to vote in the state of Georgia, you must be: • A citizen of the United States. • A legal resident of Georgia and of the county in which you wish to vote. • At least 18 years of age by election day. Also, you may not register to vote if you are currently: • Serving any sentence imposed by the conviction of a felony. • Judicially determined to be mentally incompetent. In the state of Georgia, you do not have to register by political party to vote in the state’s regular primaries or general elections. You may register to vote at any time, but you must be registered by the close of registration prior to an election if you wish to vote on election day, i.e., the

district JC16 28. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 10250 Haynes Bridge Road; Serves district JC17 29. Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2850 Old Alabama Road; Serves districts JC18A, JC18B 30. Barnwell Elementary School, 9425 Barnwell Road; Serves district JC18 31. Northwestern Middle School, 12805 Birmingham Highway; Serves districts ML011, ML012, ML01B 32. Birmingham Falls Elementary, 14865 Birmingham Highway; Serves districts ML02A, ML02B 33. Summit Hill Elementary School, 13855 Providence Road; Serves district ML03 34. Hopewell Middle School, 13060 Cogburn Road; Serves district ML04 35. Cogburn Woods Elementary School, 13080 Cogburn Road; Serves district ML05 36. Manning Oaks Elementary School, 405 Cumming St.; Serves district ML06 37. Hopewell Baptist Church, 15730 Hopewell Road; Serves districts ML07A, ML07B 38. Roswell Community Activity Center, 10495 Woodstock Road; Serves district RW01 39. Teaching Museum North, 793 Mimosa Blvd.; Serves district RW02 40. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 888 Zion Circle; Serves district RW03 41. Rivers Eves Elementary School, 9000 Eves Road;

application must be postmarked by the voter registration deadline. If you are not registered to vote, register today. If you are registering for the first time in Georgia, and you register by mail, you are required to show one of the acceptable types of identification by: • Mailing a copy of the identification with your voter registration application • Providing a copy of the identification to the registrar during the absentee voting process. If you have misplaced or have not received your precinct card within two to three weeks of submitting your voter registration application, please contact your local county registration office to request a new precinct card or to check the status of your application. For more information regarding voter registration, please contact the Voter Registration Division at 404-730-7072.

Serves district RW04 42. Elkins Pointe Middle School, 11290 Elkins Road; Serves district RW05 43. Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2400 Old Alabama Road; Serves district RW06 44. Mimosa Elementary School, 1550 Warsaw Road; Serves district RW07 45. Crosspointe Community Church, 77 E. Crossville Road, Suite 203; Serves district RW08 46. Union Primitive Baptist Church, 335 Cox Road; Serves district RW09 47. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd.; Serves district RW10 48. First Baptist Church of Roswell, 710 Mimosa Blvd.; Serves district RW11A 49. First Christian Church of Roswell, 11365 Crabapple Road; Serves districts RW12A, RW12B 50. Saint Mary’s Orthodox Church, 1950 Old Alabama Road; Serves district RW13 51. Roswell High School, 11595 King Road; Serves district RW15 52. Roswell Assembly of God Church, 11440 Crabapple Road; Serves district RW16 53. Jackson, Esther S. Elementary School, 1400 Martin Road; Serves district RW17 54. Lebanon Church, 11250 Crabapple Road; Serves district RW18 55. North River Baptist Church, 12090 Hardscrabble Road; Serves district RW19 56. Bridge to Grace Church, 1385 Holcomb Bridge Road; Serves district RW20 57. Hillside Elementary School, 9250 Scott Road; Serves districts RW21A, RW21B 58. Centennial High School, 9310 Scott Road; Serves district RW22A

Forsyth County 1. Big Creek (First Redeemer Church) 2100 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming 2. Brandywine (Calvary Chapel), 200 James Rd, Alpharetta 3. Browns Bridge(Browns Bridge Community Church), 3860 Browns Bridge Road, Cumming

4. Chestatee (Little Mill Middle School) 6800 Little Mill Road, Cumming 5. Coal Mountain (Coal Mountain Park Community Building), 3560 Settingdown Road, Cumming 6. Crossroads (Hampton Park Library), 5345 Settingdown Road, Cumming 7. Cumming (Cumming City Hall), 100 Main St., Cumming 8. Mashburn (Mashburn Elementary School), 3777 Samples Road, Cumming 9. Matt (Matt Elementary School), 7455 Wallace Tatum Road, Cumming 10. Midway (Midway Park Community Building), 5100 Post Road, Cumming 11. Sawnee (Sawnee Elementary School), 1616 Canton Highway, Cumming 12. Pleasant Grove (Pleasant Grove Baptist Church), 8425 Pleasant Grove Circle, Gainesville 15. Heardsville (Sawnee Mountain Park Community Building), 3995 Watson Road, Cumming 16. Otwell (First Baptist Cumming), 1597 Sawnee Drive, Cumming 17. Johns Creek (Eastgate Church), 2820 Brookwood Road, Cumming 19. Old Atlanta (Olde Atlanta Clubhouse), 5745 Olde Atlanta Parkway, Suwanee 20. Piney Grove (Forsyth County Elections Warehouse), 5110 Piney Grove Road, Cumming 21. South Forsyth (Sharon Springs Park Community Building), 1950 Sharon Road, Cumming 22. Vickery - (Vickery Creek Middle School), 6240 Post Road, Cumming 24. Sharon Forks (Sharon Forks Library), 2820 Old Atlanta Road, Cumming 25. Windermere (Windermere Lodge), 4444 Front Nine Drive, Cumming 27. Concord (Concord Baptist Church), 6905 Concord Road, Cumming 29. Polo (Grace Chapel Church of Christ), 6755 Majors Road, Cumming 30. Riverclub (Chattahoochee Riverclub Clubhouse), 4110 River Club Drive, Cumming 33. Keith Bridge (Mayfield Baptist Church), 8920 Old Keith Bridge Road, Gainesville

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G OV E R N M E N T

National Officers President Barack Obama (D)

president@whitehouse.gov The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20500 202-456-1414

Vice President Joe Biden (D)

vice_president@whitehouse.gov Executive Building Washington, D.C. 20505 202-456-1414

Senators Saxby Chambliss (R)

District Office:

3730 Roswell Rd, Ste 50 Marietta, GA 30062 770-565-4990

State Officers State Capitol

Atlanta, GA 30334 404-656-2000

Governor Nathan Deal (R)

www.gov.state.ga.us Office of the Governor Georgia State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 404-656-1776

www.chambliss.senate.gov Washington, D.C. Office:

416 Russell Sen. Office Bldg Washington, DC 20510 202-224-3521 North Georgia Office:

100 Galleria Pkwy, Ste 1340 Atlanta, GA 30339 770-763-9090

Johnny Isakson (R)

www.isakson.senate.gov Washington, DC Office:

120 Russell Sen. Office Bldg Washington, DC 20510 202-224-3643 Georgia Office:

One Overton Park 3625 Cumberland Blvd., Ste 970 Atlanta, GA 30339 770-661-0999

Lt. Governor

District 6 www.house.gov/tomprice/ Washington, D.C. Office:

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Jan Jones (R) District 47 jan.jones@house.ga.gov 340 State Capital Atlanta, GA 30334 404-656-5072

Harry Geisinger (R) District 48 harry.geising@house.ga.gov 601-F Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, Georgia 30334 404-656-0254 Chuck Martin (R) District 49 chuck@martinforgeorgia.com 417 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 404-656-5064

President of the Senate

Casey Cagle (R)

Lynne Riley (R) District 50 lynne.riley@house.ga.gov 504-E Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, GA 30334 404-656-0188

Speaker of the House David Ralston (R)

State Senator John Albers (R) District 56 info@senatoralbers.com 301-A Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, GA 30334 404-463-8055

http://ltgov.georgia.gov 240 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 404-656-5030 770-536-999

District 7 332 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 404-656-5020

Attorney General Sam Olens (R) 404-656-3300

Representative

Tom Price (R)

State Representatives

Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) www.sos.state.ga.us 214 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 404-656-2881 404-584-2006

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Brandon Beach (R) District 21 303-B Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, GA 30334 404-463-1378 David Shafer (R) District 48 321 State Capital Atlanta, GA 30334 404-656-0048


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County contacts Fulton County

Forsyth County Forsyth County Administration Building 110 East Main Street,Cumming, Ga. 30040 770-781-2101 www.forsythco.com R.J. “Pete” Amos Chairman District 1 678-513-5881 rjamos@ forsythco.com

COMMISSION MEMBERS Brian Tam Secretary, District 2 (678) 513-5882 brtam@ forsythco.com

Todd Levent District 3 678-513-5883 tlevent@ forsythco.com

cindy jones mills District 4 678-513-5884 cjmills@ forsythco.com

Jim Boff District 5 678-513-5885 jjboff@ forsythco.com

Doug Derrer County Manager 770-781-2101 dederrer@ forsythco.com

Danny Bowman Fire Chief 770-781-2180 ddbowman@ forsythco.com

Jerry Kinsey Parks and Recreation Director 770-781-2215 parkweb@ forsythco.com

Duane piper Sheriff 770-781-3056 twpaxton@ forsythco.com

Tom Brown Dept of Planning and Community Development Director 770-781-2115 lakyle@forsythco.com

Jodi Gardner Communications Director 770-781-2101 forsythpr@ forsythco.com

Steve Zaring Code Enforcement Supervisor 678-513-5893 sazaring@ forsythco.com

Tim Perkins Water and Sewer Department Director 770-781-2160 tmperkins@ forsythco.com

Greg G. Allen Clerk of Court 770-781-2120 ggallen@ forsythco.com

David Gruen Finance Director 770-781-3088 dggruen@ forsythco.com

Barbara Luth Voter Registration and Elections Supervisor 770-781-2118 blluth@ forsythco.com

John Eaves District 1 (At Large), Chairman 404-612-8206 john.eaves@ fultoncountyga.gov

Robb Pitts District 2 (At Large) robb.pitts@ fultoncountyga.gov 404-612-8210

Liz Hausmann District 3 404-612-8213 liz.hausmann@ fultoncountyga.gov

Tom Lowe District 4 404-612-8218  tom.lowe@ fultoncountyga.gov

Emma Darnell District 5 404-612-8222 emma.darnell@ fultoncountyga.gov

Joan Garner District 6 404-612-8226 joan.garner@ fultoncountyga.gov

William Edwards District 7 404-612-8230 commissioner.edwards@ fultoncountyga.gov

Tim Merritt Deputy County Manager trmerritt@ forsythco.com

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City contacts JOHNS CREEK Mike Bodker Mayor 678-512-3327 Mike.bodker@ johnscreekga.gov

City Council members Randall Johnson Post 1 678-512-3335 Randall.johnson@ johnscreekga.gov

Brad Raffensperger Post 2 678-512-3336 Brad.raffensperger@ johnscreekga.gov

MILTON Johns Creek City Hall 12000 Findley Road, Suite 400 Johns Creek, Ga. 30092-1412 678-512-3200 www.johnscreekga.gov John Kachmar City Manager John.kachmar@johnscreekga.gov Monte Vavra Finance Director Monte.vavra@johnscreekga.gov Harold “Buzz” Boehm Deputy City Manager Buzz.Boehm@johnscreekga.gov Bill Riley City Attorney Bill.riley@johnscreekga.gov

Joe Lockwood Mayor joe.lockwood@ cityofmiltonga.us 678-242-2484

City Council members Karen Thurman District 1 karen.thurman@ cityofmiltonga.us 678-242-2493

Ed Densmore Police Chief Ed.densmore@johnscreekga.gov Jeff Hogan Fire Chief Jeff.hogan@johnscreekga.gov

Karen Richardson Post 3 678-512-3337 Karen.richardson@ johnscreekga.gov

Mike Williams Director of Community Development Mike.williams@johnscreekga.gov

Ivan Figueroa Post 4 678-512-3338 Ivan.figueroa@ johnscreekga.gov

tom black Director of Public Works Thomas.black@johnscreekga.gov

Kelly Stewart Post 5 678-512-3339 Kelly.stewart@ johnscreekga.gov

Grant Hickey Community Relations Director Grant.hickey@johnscreekga.gov

Mary Ann Haskins Human Resources/ Support Services Director Maryann.haskins@johnscreekga.gov

Joan Jones City Clerk Joan.jones@johnscreekga.gov

Bev Miller Post 6 678-512-3340 Bev.miller@ johnscreekga.gov

The City of Johns Creek prefers to route outside calls through the 678-5123200 number. When they receive an inquiry, they track it to make sure that the caller gets a timely response and it doesn’t fall through the cracks.

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Milton City Hall Deerfield Professional Centre 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Suite 107 Milton, GA 30004 678.242.2500 info@cityofmiltonga.us www.cityofmiltonga.us

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Chris Lagerbloom City Manager chris.lagerbloom@cityofmiltonga.us 678-242-2488 Deborah Harrell Police Chief deborah.harell@cityofmiltonga.us 678-242-2570 Robert “Bob” Edgar Fire Chief robert.edgar@cityofmiltonga.us 678-242-2570 kathleen Field Community Development Director kathleen.field@cityofmiltonga.us 678-242-2555 Dedra Jones Code Enforcement dedra.jones@cityofmiltonga.us 678-242-2549 Bill Hayes Code Enforcement bill.hayes@cityofmiltonga.us 678-242-2549

Matt Kunz District 2 matt.kunz@ cityofmiltonga.us 678-242-2494

Mark Law Arborist mark.law@cityofmiltonga.us 678-242-2552

Bill Lusk District 3 bill.lusk@ cityofmiltonga.us 678-242-2495

Carter Lucas Public Works Director carter.lucas@cityofmiltonga.us 678-242-2626

Burt Hewitt District 4 burt.hewitt@ cityofmiltonga.us 678-242-2497

Joe Longoria District 5 joe.longoria@ cityofmiltonga.us 678-242-2498

Lance Large District 2 lance.large@ cityofmiltonga.us 678-242-2496

Barry Zimmerman Chief Judge barry.zimmerman@cityofmiltonga.us 678-242-2525

Brooke Lappin Municipal court Clerk of Courts brooke.lappin@cityofmiltonga.us 678-242-2526 Fran Schoenthal City Solicitor fran.schoenthal@cityofmiltonga.us 678-242-2500 Jason Wright Communications Manager jason.wright@cityofmiltonga.us 678-242-2523 Stacey Inglis Finance Manager stacey.ingliss@cityofmiltonga.us 678-242-2508 Ken Jarrard City Attorney kjarrard@jarrard-davis.com 678-455-7150 Sudie Gordon City Clerk sudie.gordon@cityofmiltonga.us 678-242-2522


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City contacts ROSWELL

ALPHARETTA Alpharetta City Hall 2 South Main St., Alpharetta, Ga. 30009 678-297-6000 www.alpharetta.ga.us David Belle Isle Mayor 678-297-6020 dbelleisle@ alpharetta.ga.us

City Council members Donald Mitchell Post 1 dmitchell@ alpharetta.ga.us

Mike Kennedy Post 2 404-507-2123 mkennedy@ alpharetta.ga.us

Chris Owens Post 3 404-518-5505 cowens@ alpharetta.ga.us

Bob Regus City Administrator 2 South Main Street 678-297-6012 bregus@alpharetta.ga.us James Drinkard Assistant City Administrator 2 South Main Street 678-297-6014 jdrinkard@alpharetta.ga.us ELIZABETH Sahlin Court Services Director 12624 Broadwell Road 678-297-6250 Pete Sewczwicz Engineering / Public Works 1790 Hembree Road 678-297-6200 psewczwicz@alpharetta.ga.us Tom Harris Finance Director 2790 Webb Bridge Road 678-297-6094 tharris@alpharetta.ga.us Randy Bundy Information Technology Director 2 South Main Street 678-297-6045 rbundy@alpharetta.ga.us Gary George Public Safety Director 2565 Old Milton Parkway 678-297-6302 ggeorge@alpharetta.ga.us Fire Services 678-297-6270

Jim Gilvin Post 4 jgilvin@ alpharetta.ga.us

Michael Cross Post 5 mcross@ alpharetta.ga.us

D. C. Aiken Post 6 770-667-6219 770-596-6746 DCAiken@ alpharetta.ga.us

Police Services 678-297-6300 Mike Perry Recreation & Parks Director 1825 Old Milton Parkway 678-297-6103 mperry@alpharetta.ga.us Richard Mcleod Community Development Director 217 Roswell St. 678-297-6070 rmcleod@alpharetta.ga.us Peter tokar Economic Development Director 2 South Main Street 678-297-6075 ptokar@alpharetta.ga.us

Roswell City Hall 38 Hill St., Roswell, Ga. 30075 770-641-3721 www.roswellgov.com Jere Wood Mayor 770-594-6288 mayorwood@ roswellgov.com

City Council members Rich Dippolito Post 1 770-641-3757 rdippolito@ roswellgov.com

Becky Wynn Post 2 770-641-3757 bwynn@roswellgov.com

Betty Price Post 3 770-641-3757 bprice@roswellgov.com

Kay Love City Administrator 770-641-3727 klove@roswellgov.com Michael Fischer Deputy City Administrator 770-594-6271 mfischer@roswellgov.com Alice Wakefield Director of Community Development 770-641-3780 awakefield@roswellgov.com Rusty grant Chief of Police 770-640-4100 rgrant@roswellgov.com Joe Glover Director of Recreation and Parks 770-641-3705 jglover@roswellgov.com Keith Lee Director of Finance 770-641-3759 klee@roswellgov.com Ricky Spencer Fire Chief 770-641-3730 rspencer@roswellgov.com

Kent Igleheart Post 4 770-641-3757 kigleheart@ roswellgov.com

Jerry Orlans Post 5 770-641-3757 jorlans@roswellgov.com

Steve Acenbrak Director of Transportation 770-594-6420 sacenbrak@roswellgov.com Stuart Moring Director of Public Works 770-641-3715 smoring@roswellgov.com

Nancy Diamond Post 6 770-641-3757 ndiamond@ roswellgov.com

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North Fulton and Forsyth County club listings Alpharetta American Legion Auxiliary Unit 201 meets the 1st and 3rd Tues. of every month at 7 p.m. at the Post Home, 201 Wills Road, Alpharetta, 770-475-9023.

Alpharetta Rotary Club meets at 7:15 a.m. Fri. at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, 180 Academy St. Membership is by invitation. www.alpharettarotary.org.

Alpharetta Book Club meets the 2nd Thurs. of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Mansell House (Sept.–May). For more information go to website. www.alpharetta. ga.us/recreation

Alpharetta Junior Woman’s Club meets the first Tuesday of each month. Contact ajwcga@comcast.net or 678-218-5732.

Alpharetta Duplicate Bridge Club meets Mon. 11 a.m., Tues. at noon, Wed. noon , Thurs. noon and 7 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m. and noon and Sat. noon at the Alpharetta Duplicate Bridge Center, 6250 Shiloh Road #30, Alpharetta. For more information, contact (770) 887-6304. www. alpharettadbc.org. Alpharetta City Band is a woodwind, brass and percussion adult group that meets Wed. at 7:30 p.m. at the Crabapple Government Center, 12624 Broadwell Road. www.alpharettaband. com. Don Nahser, 770-4759684. Alpharetta Garden Club meets at Historic Mansell House & Garden, 1835 Old Milton Pkwy. at 9:30 a.m. on the 4th Tues. Go directly to website for more information www. thealpharettagardenclub.org Alpharetta Golden Age Club meets at 10 a.m. on the 1st Tues. of every month at the Senior Activity Center. Lunch and social meeting is the 3rd Tues. of every month at 11 a.m. Yearly membership is $12 per person. 678-297-6140. www. alpharetta.ga.us/recreation Alpharetta Historical Society holds general meetings at 7:30 p.m. the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Mansell House, 1835 Old Milton Pkwy. 770-475-4663. www.ahsga.org Alpharetta Lions Club. For information and meeting times visit www.alpharettalionsclub. blogspot.com. Alpharetta/Roswell Newcomers Club meets at 10 a.m. the 3rd Wed. in August through April in the Recreation Center of East Roswell Park, 9000 Fouts Road. Visit www. arnewcomers.org.

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The Atlanta Harm Reduction Center is a nonprofit dedicated to impacting and empowering drug users in the fight against HIV/ AIDS, Hepatitis and other infectious diseases. Visit www. atlantaharmreduction.org, e-mail jeffmahrc@gmail.com or call 404-817-9994. Bariatric Support Group meets the 3rd Saturday of each month at Emory Johns Creek Hospital at 10:30 a.m. at no charge. For more information and to register, please call 678474-8200 or log onto www. EmoryJohnsCreek.com Barrington Hall Cooking Classes with Chef John Wilson are every 2nd Tuesday of each month at Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Dr. Roswell 30075. Call 770-640-3855. $50 per person. Basset Hound Rescue of Georgia needs loving, protective foster families for bassets awaiting adoption. Vet care provided. Call 770-4991164. Belly Dancing Classes at the Open Mind Center are $15 each Wednesday 7:30p.m.-8:30p.m. Located at 1575 Old Alabama Rd. #213 Roswell, Ga. 30076. 678-2435074. Bereavement Support helps families after the death of a loved one. Meetings are every Mon. at 6:30 p.m. at the Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell, room A254/256. 770-261-1767 or e-mail phampton@rumc.com. www. rumc.com/support Business Network International (BNI) Alpharetta Accelerator meets every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Smoke Jack, 29 South Main Street, Alpharetta. Go to website for more information. www.bni.com

C12 Group Women Advisory Board meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the 1818 Club, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway Duluth, 30097. Christian Women CEOs and leaders of progressive organizations, come together to grow your companies, based on biblical principles. 9:30-4:30 p.m. Call 678-2447701 for more information. Children’s Restoration Network is a non-profit that supports homeless children in the metro-Atlanta area. 770649-7117. www.childrn.org Cohutta Highlanders Pony Club is a member club of the United States Pony Club. For more information, visit www.cohutta.ponyclub. org or e-mail pahorses870@ gmail.com. Creative Therapy Farm Do you Like Horses? Do You Like Children? We are seeking volunteers to help with a therapeutic program for children with special needs. www.creativetherapyinc.com or call 770-360-9183. The Decadent Divas – an official “Red Hat Society” club for women 50 and older meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at various North Fulton restaurants. For information, contact Queenie at 678-7734937 or Ynativities@yahoo. com. Democrats of North Fulton & Dunwoody meet the 3rd Thursday of the month at TJ’s Sports Bar & Grill, 2880 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. For more information, visit www.fultondems.org. DreamPower Therapeutic Equestrian Center Inc. is a non-profit working with physically and mentally challenged children and adults by offering a variety of Equestrian Therapy programs. Call 770-720-1910, e-mail dreampowertherapy@ gmail.com or visit www. dreampowertherapy.org. Dudes ‘n Darlin’s Square Dance Club dances are 8:00 p.m. the 2nd Friday and 4th Saturday of each month at Mountain View Community Center in Marietta. Dances are mainstream with announced plus lines and mixers between tips. For more information

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on dances and classes, call 770-751-7210 or visit www. dudesndarlins.com or email dudesndarlins@comcast.net. Forsyth County Democratic Party meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7:30-9p.m. For more information, contact Sharon Gunter at 770-889-2859. Forsyth County Newcomers and Women’s Club have a luncheon the 3rd Thursday of each month from 11a.m.-2p.m. Membership is open to all women of Forsyth and surrounding counties. For more information call Mary Beth Magallanes at 770-888-3758 or visit www. newcomersclubofforsyth.org The Foster Care Support Foundation gives free clothes, infant equipment and toys to foster children. The Foster Care Support Foundation is at 115 Mansell Place, Roswell 30076. Call 770-641-9591 or visit www.fostercares. org. Fostering Hope Bargain Resale on Market Blvd funds FCSF. Friends of the Alpharetta Library is a non-profit that supports the Alpharetta Branch Library. Book sales benefiting the organization are held on the 1st Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Alpharetta Library, 238 Canton Street, Alpharetta. For information, call 770-740-2425 or visit www.fotal.org. Friends of Northeast/ Spruill Oaks Library is a nonprofit that supports the NE/ Spruill Oaks Branch Library in Johns Creek. Funds raised through book sales, dues, grants and donations support free public programs and library improvements. We welcome new volunteers. For information call 770360-8820 or see www. friendsofspruilloaks.org. Gastric Bypass Support Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Emory Johns Creek at 7p.m. Frist conference room, Suite 109 of Physician’s Plaza. For more information please call 678-474-8200 or log onto www.EmoryJohnsCreek.com Georgia Regional Girls Choir is a non-profit, nondenominational dedicated to

developing choral skills and producing professional quality music performances. For girls in the 5th–12th grades. www. grgc.org, call 770-722-3656 or e-mail grgcinfo@gmail.com. Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc. 5601 North Allen Road; Mableton GA 30126. 770-702-9411 or visit our web site, www.gsgatl. org. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Gwinnett County Master Gardeners meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 7p.m. at 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville. 678-377-4010. Please check our web site for updates and cancellation info. www. gwinnettmastergardeners. com House of Hope Recovery Center offers 12-week support groups for families recovering from alcohol or drug abuse and transitional housing programs for single women and women with children. 11007 Alpharetta Hwy., Roswell. 770-650-HOPE. Inventors Association of Georgia meets the 4th Saturday of each month. 70+ inventors and service providers share resources, ideas and connections. Free info packed newsletter. Contact Ambassador Dave Savage at 404-323-8686 to get details on the newsletter list. Job Networking Group assists in resume writing, networking and interviewing skills. Meets the 2nd and 4th Mon. at 5:45 p.m., Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd. in the dining room. Call 770-993-6218 or visit www.rumcjobnetworking. com. Johns Creek Civitan’s meet the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:15am for breakfast at The Standard Club, 6230 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA 30097 For more information, visit www. JohnsCreekCivitan.org Keep Roswell Beautiful helps to clean up the city. For times and dates, 770641-3715 or visit www. keeproswellbeautiful.org.


2013 Edition Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell meets at noon every Thurs. for lunch at Brookwood Grill, 880 Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell. http://www. roswellkiwanis.org/ Korean War Veterans meet the 1st Tuesday of every other month at the Petite Café Auberge 2935 N. Druid Hills Atlanta. Contact Urban G. Rump at 678-624-9886. Kudzu Playhouse – Live performances, plays, musicals, children’s shows and sketch comedy. 770-594-1020 or e-mail kudzuplayhouse@aol.com. http://www.kudzuplayhouse. org/ The Latin American Association is a nonprofit that provides comprehensive transitional services for Latinos as they strive for selfsufficiency and an enhanced quality of life. Visit www.thelaa. org or call 404-638-1800.

naifa-northmetro.com or email naifanorthmetro@gmail.com. New Neighbors League Club is open to new residents who contact New Neighbors within one year of relocating to the area. Prospective member orientation is the 1st Wed. of each month. Luncheon and program 2nd Wed. 770-993-7886 and annie@ newneighbors.com. The Newcomers Women’s Club of North Fulton and Gwinnett is a 10-year-old non-profit social club for new and established residents and meets 10:30 a.m. the 3rd Thurs. at The Brookhaven at Sugarloaf, 3600 Brookhaven Run Circle in Duluth. Call Gail Colcord 678-373-3394.

Lighthouse Lymphedema Network educates, promotes awareness and provides support for lymphedema patients, the medical community, family, insurance companies and public. 770-442-1317. http://www. lighthouselymphedema.org/

Newtown Recreation is a family oriented, non-profit youth athletic association of Johns Creek Parks & Recreation. Includes youth soccer and youth baseball programs for boys and girls ages 3–15 years. Offices and most activities are housed out of Johns Creek Newtown Park at the intersection of Haynes Bridge Road and Old Alabama Road. Call 678-297-2662, www.newtownrec.com, info@ newtownrec.com.

The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra is comprised of exceptionally talented, multicultural adult and youth musicians. 770-623-8623, www.ludwigsymphony.org or info@ludwigsymphony.org

North Fulton Amateur Radio League meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Alpharetta Adult Center, 13450 Cogburn Road, Alpharetta. Go to www.nfarl.org for specific details on presenters.

Men’s Bible Study Fellowship meets every Saturday morning at 7 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church Library, 69 Main Street, Alpharetta. Call 770-475-5576.

The North Fulton Bar Association is an organization of attorneys, who live or work north of the Chattahoochee River. For meeting schedules visit www.northfultonbar.com.

Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra is a community-based youth orchestra founded to give young students an opportunity to continue musical education and a chance to perform in the public. 770-972-7388. http:// www.mysoatlanta.com/

North Fulton Community Charities needs help in the Thrift Shop, Food Pantry and other projects. We offer assistance to families in need. Our goal is to prevent homelessness by providing food, emergency financial assistance, clothing and other basic needs. Call 770-6400399 or visit our website www. nfcchelp.org. Contact Kevin Tracy at ktracy@nfcchelp.org.

NAIFA-North Metro (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors) meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 11 a.m. at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen 10795 Davis Dr. Alpharetta, Ga 30009. They do not meet during the months of June & July. Guests are welcome, but registration is required. For additional info, visit www.

North Fulton Jaycees meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The meetings are held at the Jaycee house on the corner of Wills Road and Hwy 9 in Alpharetta. Meetings are open to all residents of the North Fulton community

and membership is open for those ages 18-40. Call President Adam Boze for more information 404-259-1356 or contact Secretary Stacia Mentus at staciajc@yahoo. com. North Fulton Region REALTORS Networking meets the 1st Thursday of every month from 4-6 p.m. This monthly event is for ALL North Fulton Region REALTORS® at 20 North Main St. Alpharetta, Ga 30009. Call 404-492-6871 ext. 6. N o r t h m i n s t e r Presbyterian Church Job Networking Ministry meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 6:309:30 p.m. They offer support, guidance, networking and speakers for the unemployed and underemployed from our communitiy. Call 770-9981482. Parkinson’s Support Group meets every 2nd Sun. at the Roswell United Methodist Church at 4 p.m. in room A251. Call 678-8193915. Pi Beta Phi Atlanta Alumnae Club meets monthly at various locations, generally near the Perimeter. Please visit www.piphiatlanta.com. Roswell Garden Club meets the 4th Tues. from Sept.–May at 10 a.m. at the Community Activity Building at Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Road. www. roswellgardenclub.com. The Roswell Fine Arts Alliance is a non-profit dedicated to the continuing appreciation of the fine arts. E-mail roswellfinearts@ bellsouth.net or visit www.rfaa. org. Roswell Firehouse Harmony Brigade concentrates on quartets and barbershop harmony and meets at 7:30 p.m. at the St. David’s Episcopal Church in Roswell every Tues. For more information, visit www.therfhb. org. Roswell Historical Society has several meetings a year. 770-992-1665. www. roswellhs.org. Roswell Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. the 3rd Mon. each month (except July and Aug.) at the Holiday Inn on Holcomb Bridge Road. For more information, visit www.

roswelllions.org. Roswell Photographic Society. Visit www. roswellphotosociety.org for meetings. 404-933-5473. Roswell Ramblers Senior Club meets the 2nd Wed. at the adult recreation center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road. Business meetings are at 11:30 a.m. and a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Annual dues $15. 770-6413950. Roswell Rotary Club meets at 12:15 p.m. every Thurs. at the Roswell Park & Recreation Center, Building A, 10495 Woodstock Road. Call 678-318-3647 or visit www. roswellrotary.com. Roswell Woman’s Club. For information call 770-364-3049. or visit www. roswellwomansclub.org. Sawnee Artists Association. For more information and meeting times and locations call 678-9366422 or visit www.sawneeart. org. Smart Growth Forsyth County meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:15p.m. at the Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 404-403-8886. Songs of Atlanta Chorus is the Atlanta Chapter of Sweet Adelines International meets every Tues. at 7:30 p.m. at the St. John United Methodist Church in Atlanta. For information call 770509-0322 or visit www. songofatlanta.com. Sons of Confederate Veterans. Roswell Mills Camp #1547, serves Roswell, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Norcross, Alpharetta and East Woodstock. Meets monthly. For more information, visit www.scv.org. Sons of the American Revolution Piedmont Chapter meets monthly on the 3rd Sat. at 8 a.m. for breakfast at the Holiday Inn, 909 Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell. Proof of an ancestor’s involvement in the American Revolutionary War is needed to become a member. 404310-3338. The Sounds of Sawnee Community Band. For more information, e-mail soundsofsawnee@

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Southeast Pug Rescue & Adoption Inc. is in need of foster homes for pug dogs. All vet work is paid for, all we ask is for someone to love them for a little while until we find their forever home. Prefer homes with no big dogs and no children under 5 years of age. 770-887-9741, visit www. rescuepug.com or e-mail info@rescuepug.com. ToastmastersAtlanta MasterCrafters. Toastmasters has helped millions of men and women develop and improve their presentation and leadership skills. Join us every Thursday at 7pm. For more information check out http://atlantamastercrafters. freetoasthost.com/. VFW North Fulton Post 12002 meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month between the hours of 7 and 9 p.m. at the Alpharetta Adult Center at North Park on Cogburn Road. Inquiring Veterans may call 770-992-1331 or 770329-9280 for directions and qualifications. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Sanctuary of Ellijay is seeking volunteers to help plan and participate in upcoming publicity events in Atlanta. Visit www. wildlifesanctuary.com or call 706-276-2980. Writers Network is for writers of all kinds. For more information and meeting times contact Bobbie Christmas at 770-924-0528. The Young Democrats of North Fulton. For more information and meeting times visit. www.atlantayoungdems. org. The Windward Rotary Club meets noon every Mon. at the Marriott on 5750 Windward Parkway in Alpharetta. For more information visit www. clubrunner.ca/windward/. 82nd Airborne Division Association meets at Riverside Military Academy 11a.m-1p.m. Per the by-laws of the Chartered Association all members must be Airborne qualified. Each Saturday at 2001 Riverside Dr. Gainesville 30501.

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