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HOT:

top trends for today’s weddings Page 26

The Interview Pam Billingsley The woman behind Bulloch Hall Page 8

Leading from the heart

Amy O’Dell offers hope at Jacob’s Ladder Page 6

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Spring things

‘must haves’ for the season Page 22

Northside women show off their own wedding styles Pages 18-19


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We gathered some fun and talented folks a couple of weeks ago to shoot the cover at Notable Weddings and Events. Kristina Brown, my future daughter-in-law, was the model, and her mother rita joined in the fun. It certainly made me excited for June and with the great teamwork, made me proud to be a part of this publication. At the end of the shoot, rita and I just had to give the bride a kiss! DEVON MOrGAN/ PHOTOSYNTHESIS STUDIO

editorial Candy Waylock editor@northsidewoman.com

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publisher’snote This month is all about brides, weddings and celebrating life. I am thrilled to have

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Why don’t you send us your favorite

cover of this month’s issue. She is marrying

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why it is your favorite? We will see if we

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see those fun pictures on pages 18-19.

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bridal section that she would be on it, I

As always, we have an interview with

would have said you were crazy. But Hans

a local woman making things happen

popped the question in October, and

and a 'She'ro doing great things. See Pam

a June wedding is planned. I guess after

Billingsley on page and 8 and Amy O’Dell

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on page 6.

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unsung‘she’ro Personal experience, success provides framework for Jacob’s Ladder Amy O’Dell founded school to help children with developmental disorders

very hard not to get attached the diagnosis, and instead concentrate on developing a program that moves them forward on a day-to-day basis.” Prior to opening Jacob’s Ladder, O’Dell was the director of Adolescent Psychiatric Services at Woodridge Hospital in rabun County. She also directed the Crossroads program,

By CANDy WAyLOCK

which served at-risk teens, with the goal

Waylock5@aol.com

of helping them achieve academic and social/emotional success.

Amy

labels,

Behind Jacob’s Ladder is the real

especially those attached to children.

Jacob – O’Dell’s now 17-year-old son,

As

O’Dell the

dislikes

founder

Jacob’s

who was diagnosed with Pervasive

Ladder Center in roswell, O’Dell has

Development Disorder (PDD) at an

developed a program that seeks to

early age. PDD affected every area of

meet the individual needs of every

his development, including language,

child—regardless

gross motor abilities and coordination.

of

of

the

medical

diagnosis that may accompany the child. Since

O’Dell

knew

Jacob

needed

intensive therapy to help him reach his opening

the

school

in

1998, O’Dell said more than 3,000

full potential, and traditional medical advice did not appeal to her.

children have benefited from the

“I was told early on not to expect a

methodologies used at the school

lot, and just wait and see,” O’Dell said

to treat Asperger’s, autism, Down’s

of Jacob’s early diagnosis. “But that

Syndrome and other development

was the kiss of death to me. The more

disorders.

serves

you can do early on to stimulate the

children from pre-kindergarten through

brain, the better outcome you have.”

The

school

now

12th grade and is fully accredited.

She

said

her

life’s

purpose

“I’m not really a diagnosis-driven

became clear with Jacob’s diagnosis.

person,” said O’Dell, who grew up

O’Dell began intensive training on

in Madison, Ga., and has degrees

the neurodevelopmental approach

in

from

to therapy and acquired certification

Auburn University. “A child with [one

as a neurodevelopmental consultant.

disorder] may have aspects that mirror

This

symptoms of [another disorder.] I try

retraining the brain, using the stronger

therapy

and

counseling

approach

essentially

involves

Amy O'Dell and her

son Jacob.

VII TANNEr

parts of the brain to compensate for

“I went through the same period

the weaker parts, through constant

other parents go through when they

input and stimulation.

get these diagnoses, which is fear,

The results were quick and dramatic, and she saw Jacob change before

hope,” said O’Dell.

her eyes. Soon, O’Dell was conducting

In her case, she said she realized

seminars on the neurodevelopment

these emotions were detrimental to

approach, and began working with

Jacob’s progress, so she channeled

other parents whose children were

that energy into a clear plan.

in similar situations. After five years,

“It’s not magic,” O’Dell said of her

O’Dell said she felt the calling to open

techniques. “It’s hard work and time.

a school where her techniques and

It’s really one step forward, one at a

methodologies could benefit more

time, celebrating the small successes

children.

that can come each day.”

In 1998, she relocated to roswell

The

student-teacher

ratio

at

from rabun County, and opened

Jacob’s Ladder is primarily one-to-one,

Jacob’s Ladder on a four-acre parcel

with each child going through a three-

across the street from roswell High

day evaluation to determine exactly

School. Her son, Jacob, has been a

which therapies and methods are

part of the program from the start,

most beneficial. The focus is retraining

and will soon receive his high school

the brain to replace maladaptive

diploma. He plans to attend college

behaviors with appropriate ones.

next year. O’Dell prospective

O’Dell said the school is built on four meets parent

with prior

to

every

foundations: the neurodevelopmental

their

aspects, physiological components,

child's admittance. She understands

social/emotional/behavioral

fully where they are emotionally and

academic.

physically at that point, having been

intense interaction and stimulation,

through the same situation. Most come

consistently and daily; and parent

to Jacob’s Ladder at the beginning of

training is a significant part of the

their journey.

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anxiety and looking for direction and

Each

child

and receives

See 'SHE'RO, Page 35


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theinterview ‘Passion’ is at the heart of her work Pam Billingsley’s ties to Bulloch Hall run deep By CANDy WAyLOCK

who was raised in Decatur and moved

waylock5@aol.com

to roswell in 1977. She first “discovered” Bulloch Hall

As the site coordinator for Bulloch

in 1989, when she looked to volunteer

Hall, Pam Billingsley has seen her share

her time as motherhood commitments

of brides and weddings pass through

eased.

the historic home; the birthplace of

“My boys were going into school,

the mother of a president, and one of

and I was looking for something to fill

roswell’s historic jewels.

my days,” she recalls of her decision to

But one particular wedding stands out – her own wedding, held at Bulloch

begin volunteering at Bulloch Hall. FF

CANDY WAYLOCK/STA

Billingsley has a deep love of

Hall in 1994. Billingsley remembers the

historic

homes

and

architecture,

day her husband, Bill, proposed to her,

primarily those in Charleston. Despite

inviting her to lunch in order to draw

the home’s need of tender loving

her outside. Once outside, he drew

care, there was something about

Though quick to deflect the credit,

Bulloch to Theodore roosevelt, Sr.

her attention to a small plane flying

Bulloch Hall that drew her to it. She

Billingsley was part of the driving force

One son, Theodore, Jr., would later

near the home.

started as a docent in 1989, leading

that saw the antebellum mansion

become

“He said, ‘Gosh, there is a plane

tours of the home, and gradually took

become a prominent tourist attraction,

other, Elliott, would be the father of

flying low over Bulloch.’ It was a plane

on additional responsibilities. Within

drawing thousands of visitors each

Eleanor roosevelt, first lady and wife

with a banner that had a heart and

six months, she was named the site

year for tours, programs, fundraising

of President Franklin roosevelt.

[read] ‘Pam will you marry me?’” she

coordinator.

galas and other activities.

nt of Bulloch Hall.

Pam Billingsley in fro

the Smith Plantation.

creation of the wedding of Mittie

the

26th

president;

the

While history fills the halls and

said, clearly recalling a day nearly 20

Back then, the home’s public view

The true marketing push started

years ago. “It flew around Bulloch for

was limited primarily to open houses

around the Atlanta Summer Olympics

several minutes while I was jumping up

and tours around Christmas. Much of

in 1996, when visitors were encouraged

“I get asked that all the time,”

and down and running to get everyone

the year, it was essentially shuttered.

to visit roswell and tour the antebellum

she says, laughing. “We hear a lot of

Bulloch Hall was built in 1839, and

city. That time also signaled a focus on

creaky noises, but have never seen

last served as a true residence

acquiring period furniture to replicate

anything unusual. We would love to

the

in the early 1970s. It was briefly

the look of the home when the original

think they were here!”

which

in the hands of a private

would be the last

owner before being

Another change for Bulloch Hall

said the Friends of Bulloch are raising

held at Bulloch

purchased by the

was the decision to end weddings on

funds to continue restoration at the

city of roswell in

site in the early 1990s. Billingsley knows,

home, including restoring a second

young sons gave

1978 after public

from personal experience, that Bulloch

slave

her away, further

outcry to save it

Hall provides a beautiful backdrop

carriage house and continuing to

linking Billingsley to

from

for a wedding. However weddings

acquire period pieces of furniture.

Bulloch Hall forever.

destruction.

out of the office so they see.” At wedding,

Hall,

her

could

two

Bulloch Hall

B i l l i n g s l e y has

been

the

potential

became the first

site

residents were there in the 1840s.

grounds of Bulloch Hall, Billingsley says ghosts of past residents do not.

As far as future plans, Billingsley

cabin,

rebuilding

a

guest

come with a price, she notes, recalling

For Billingsley, being at Bulloch

some “wild times” during a few more

Hall is a “passion,” not a job. Her two

memorable events.

boys, now in their 30s literally grew up

coordinator of Bulloch

of three historic

Hall for 22 years. In

residences

many ways, it is as

eventually

much a home to her

purchased

played host to hundreds of weddings

“Back in the fall, I was [approached]

as her own residence.

by the city of

over the years. Her 1994 wedding was

about retiring, and I told them I’d rather

the last wedding at Bulloch Hall.

pay them to let me stay, than leave,”

roswell,

“I love the house,

which

“The weddings were hard on an old house,” said Billingsley. She

estimates

the

in Bulloch Hall, and every aspect of her life seems to have a connection to the

home

has

home.

I love the history, I love

later

purchased

But weddings do continue at

she said, laughing. “The truth of the

walking into the home

n e i g h b o r i n g

Bulloch Hall, through the staging of

matter is some people have hobbies,

Barrington Hall and

“Mittie’s Wedding,” the annual re-

and Bulloch Hall is my hobby.”

every day,” said Billingsley,

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goodeats Fancy Pantry a favorite with locals By KATIE VANBRACKLE

kvanbrackle@bellsouth.net You know you’ve found a good place to eat when the restaurant is packed with locals. The bustling weekday lunch crowd at Fancy Pantry in Alpharetta includes businessmen in suits, parents with toddlers in tow, tennis players fresh off the courts and groups of women huddled around

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small tables, laughing and talking. On warm days, the crowd spills out onto regularly ever since.

sidewalk tables. “Don’t come to Fancy Pantry if you

“I receive email notices listing the

don’t want to be seen,” says longtime

daily specials,” says frequent patron

customer Debbie Davidson. “I always

Holly Palmer. “When I see the tilapia

run into friends and neighbors here.”

tacos, I call my girlfriends and tell them

She and friends Diane Adam and

it’s time for a Fancy Pantry fix!”

Krista Toddy have brought their out-of-

John Kennedy, who owns Fancy

town mothers with them for a leisurely

Pantry with his wife Sadie, says the

ladies’ lunch. And do the visiting moms

tacos Palmer and her friends like so

approve?

much are a crowd favorite.

“Absolutely!” says Jan Sonday,

“The tilapia tacos, served with fresh

who highly recommends the soup

mango, papaya, pineapple chutney

of the day: chicken tomatillo with

and remoulade sauce are our most

shredded chicken, green tomatillos,

popular special,” Kennedy says.

fresh lime and potatoes topped with

Favorite

salad?

Chicken

Appleberry (shown on this page).

fresh pico de gallo. Adam discovered Fancy Pantry

Favorite sandwich? Chicken Muffalata

when her daughter attended a nearby

(grilled chicken, field greens, tomatoes,

preschool.

roasted

“Come on Fridays, the lobster has

been

coming

pepper,

provolone

cheese, olive relish and herb mayo on a kaiser roll).

bisque is to die for!” she says. She

red

back

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“Most of our customers come to us

Savory Sandwiches

Cuban, Portobello loaf, Santa Fe wrap and Traditional Club, all $8.25 – 8.50

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evidenced

by

their

3 p.m. “That leaves the evenings and loyal

customers, John and Sadie Kennedy

Grilled chicken, apples, cranberries, toasted pecans, smoked Gouda and basalmic vinaigrette topped with crispy sweet potato straws. Half: $5.50; Whole: $8.75

weekends free to enjoy our life,” says John.

know what it takes to make great

While the restaurant stays busy, a

food. Everything is made fresh in-

large part of Fancy Pantry’s business

house, from the salad dressings to

comes from catering, both corporate

the delectable desserts. Both have

jobs and private residential parties

years of experience as sous chefs in

and weddings. Catering menus are

major hotels, and Sadie holds a chef’s

available online (fancypantry.com) for

degree from the Culinary Institute of

luncheons, breakfast, hors d’oeuvres

America.

and desserts.

They met while working in a hotel,

“Mini desserts are popular right

but when the couple married and had

now,” says catering manager Jenny

children, the demanding restaurant

Thornett. “People love our chocolate-

hours kept them apart all too often.

covered cheesecake cubes, key lime

“We decided there had to be a better life. We wanted to see our kids and each other,” says John.

pie shots and mini filled cupcakes.” Other bite-sized desserts include fabulous peppermint brownies, small crème brulee cups and chocolate silk bars (heavy chocolate mousse atop a

“We started with two part-time

crust made from crushed pecans and

employees and used our own minivan

walnuts, cinnamon and brown sugar).

to deliver catering orders,”

Chicken Appleberry Salad

L

As

1997 and opened Fancy Pantry.

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through word of mouth,” he says.

So they moved to Alpharetta in

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Above: Fancy Pantry owners Sadie and John Kennedy have developed a loyal customer base in Alpharetta over the past 14 years. Left: Debbie Davidson (left) and Diane Adam enjoy frequent ladies’ lunches at Fancy Pantry.

Sadie

Even

though

the

name

says

recalls. “Now, we manage a staff of

“Fancy,” the counter service restaurant

22 with a fleet of five delivery trucks

has the casual vibe of an established

serving approximately 800 customers

neighborhood deli. John chats with

per day.”

customers as he hands them their

Family still comes first, however.

lunch,

while

Sadie

oversees

the

While catering orders are filled as

kitchen. Their hard work and culinary

needed, the restaurant is only open

talents have turned their dream for a

Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to

“better life” into a reality.


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shereads

Roswell resident creates book review website for women By KATIE VANBRACKLE

com was born. Those same dinner

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party friends became the first reviewers on the website.

Walking into a bookstore can be

“I wanted to create a place where

overwhelming. So many titles, so many

women could go to find out what their

choices. How do you find a book that

friends are reading---and which books

will suit your particular taste? Many of

their friends are enjoying---or not

us turn to our friends for suggestions,

enjoying. Who better to recommend a

submit a review of their own. Most of

including Debbie Weiss of roswell who

good book, but a close friend?” Weiss

the reviews are submitted by local

used this idea to create a book review

says on her website home page. “After

women, but some have come from as

website just for women.

all, you don’t need to work for the N.Y.

far away as New York or Australia.

Weiss, who works for a local fulfillment company, took a web

Times to have an opinion about a book.”

Debbie Weiss, founder of Wom

ensBookreviews.com.

Weiss is continually adding new features to the site such as author

design class and needed a project to

WomensBookreviews.com

interviews and a section where local

test her new skills. While chatting with

currently has around 350 subscribers

book clubs can share their favorite

friends at a dinner party about books

who receive regular email blasts listing

titles.

they had read recently, her husband

new book reviews or topics of interest

“I enjoy working on the website

leaned over and hinted that she may

on the site. Visitors to the site can

because it obligates me to read,” says

have found the subject for her web

browse reviews by book, author, rating

Weiss. “Most recently I’ve enjoyed

project.

or reviewer or choose to

Thus

WomensBookreviews.

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inbusiness woman'sbestfriend Wilma Woodall named DAISY Award nurse Wilma Woodall, rN, was presented the DAISY Award for nursing from Northside

house soiling. Punishment plays no role in effective

and would like to know your thoughts on using a

crate training, but it is critical to reward appropriate

crate to house train. Is she too young to learn?

action outside. I recommend finding a favorite treat

Answer

and using it only as a training aid. When your puppy urinates or defecates outside, lavish them with praise and give them this special, yummy, training treat.

house training.

was nominated for this

Crate training, because it takes advantage of

honor by her patients.

a normal dog behavior (dogs in the wild tend not

The award is presented

Do you have a question for the vet? Send it to editor@northsidewoman.com.

to soil their nest), is the most effective and humane

each month to outstanding

method of house training. The trick to crate training

nurses who go above and

is getting your puppy to regard your entire home

beyond.

as their nest, rather than regarding less-trafficked

The DAISY Foundation

areas (such as formal dining rooms) as part of the

is based in California and

outdoors. This can be accomplished by not allowing

was established in memory

the puppy unsupervised access to these areas and

of J. Patrick Barnes, who died

Dr. JoAnne M. Roesner is Founder and Medical Director of Loving Hands Animal Clinic. She opened the clinic in 1993 with a vision for delivering compassionate excellence in veterinary care.

by spending time with the puppy in all rooms of

in 1999 from complications of

the home. Another tip on crate training to lessen E SP AL CI

care Barnes and his family

with you and be part of the family and lessens

I just adopted a wonderful 9-week-old puppy,

is definitely not too young to begin the process of

Woodall

an auto-immune disease. The

Question

Congratulations on your new puppy! Nine weeks

Hospital during a January ceremony.

Questions For The Vet

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“accidents� is to keep your puppy on a leash while in the house and out of the crate. You can even tie the leash to a chair leg to prevent sneaking off into unoccupied rooms. This allows the puppy to interact

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• Meet Daisy! This sweet chocolate

other dogs and is great with kids, but

labbie girl still looks and feels young,

she would also be happy on her own.

but she is actually 10 years old. She is a

Daisy is ideal for a family looking for a

wonderful senior girl. When her owners

not-so-active dog that loves to hang

could not care for her anymore, she

out on the couch.

ended up at animal control. Labrador Friends of the South stepped in to

Contact Labrador Friends of the South at www.labradorfriends.com.

give her the second chance she deserved. Upon rescuing her, we discovered she is super sweet, with a great personality. Unfortunately, she has an old break in one of her legs that never healed correctly, but this is not stopping her from walking 2 miles everyday (although she would rather

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snuggle on the couch!) She is both

• Home! Snowflake, last month's

verbal and hand-gesture trained; can

featured pet, has found her forever

sit and stay in both hand command

home in a family with three kids and

and voice and obeys well. Daisy loves

lots of other pets to play with.

Welcome to our new pet feature Please send us your news about rescue groups and vet questions. We will try to answer them and publicize your group!

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inbusiness

Northside Woman turns 3

DEVON MOrGAN/ PHOTOSYN

THESIS

Northside Woman celebrated its third year of publication Feb. 10 at the home of publisher Christina Appen. Above: All the women of Northside Woman are treated to a fun evening of celebration. Left: Beauty colmnist Cyhtia Grisolia, right, lends a hand to Christina, left, as she cuts a cake from roswell's Cakes By Darcy.

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Bridal beauty takes planning A beautiful wedding takes time to plan, and a

cause swelling and irritation of gums and lips. Try

daylight and choosing a shade that blends these

beautiful bride does, too! Here are tips to make sure

gentle, over-the-counter whitening strips like Crest

areas. Avoid mineral-based makeup and sunscreens

you are picture perfect for your wedding day.

3-D Whitestrips for Sensitive Teeth ($38). You can

with zinc (which makes skin look oily and casts a

A glowing bride starts with glowing skin.

maintain your white teeth by adding baking soda to

grayish hue in photos) and stick with photo- and

To get gorgeous skin and prevent last-minute

your toothpaste, limiting coffee and tea and using

skin-friendly formulas like L’Oreal’s True Match Super

breakouts, start getting professional facials at least

a straw to drink soda. Body waxing should be done

Blendable Makeup ($9) or Elizabeth Arden’s Flawless

three months before your big day --with the last one

at least three days before the wedding (or a week if

Finish Sponge-on Cream Makeup ($33). Make sure it

a week before. Once a month should do the trick

you’ve never done it) to avoid redness, bumps and

lasts all day by setting it with powders like Amazing

with consistent at-home maintenance throughout.

sensitivity. Use calming preparations like Bikini Zone

Cosmetics’ Powder Set ($27) or Makeup Forever

Cleanse and moisturize twice daily, and use a

Topical Analgesic ($9) to soothe post-procedure

Professional’s HD Microfinish Powder ($30). Be sure

deep cleansing mask once a week. Try Booth Deep

irritation.

to lightly dust powder on ears, chest, shoulders and

Cleansing Volcanic Mud Mask ($10) to remove

Choose hair and makeup looks by tearing

back (if your gown exposes these areas) to prevent

impurities and increase skincare effectiveness. It also

out photos from bridal magazines and bringing

flash-photo lightening of the face.

makes a great overnight spot treatment for surprise

them with you to trial-run sessions with your hair and

blemishes.

makeup professionals. This eliminates guess-work on

Get groomed in advance of your wedding

your wedding day. Have your trial run several weeks

Cynthia

by having brows professionally shaped, teeth

before your wedding day to ensure you’re happy

makeup artist for over 25 years,

whitened and bikini lines groomed at least a

with your choices. Bring a friend for support and to

provides consulting and makeup

week before. Grooming brows can leave skin red

take digital pictures of your look.

application services through Visage

Grisolia

has

been

a

Flawless skin is the foundation for a beautiful

Designs by Cynthia. Contact her

skin to recover. Maintain shape by plucking any

bridal makeup look. Avoid mismatched makeup

at visagedesigns@gmail.com or at

new growth. Whitening teeth can sometimes

along the jaw line and chest by checking it in

770-331-9957.

and irritated, so be sure to leave enough time for

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infashion fashion

Unique

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LYNN DANSON/STAFF

Bold to make your wedding a one-of-a-kind standout are

available

Vintage & Vogue.

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are a hot fashion trend for spring 2011. Print dress and accessories from Vintage & Vogue.

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/STAFF


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goodeats

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with authentic Irish fare Dubliner Shepherd's Pie

Serves: 4 to 6 Potato Topping: 1 1/4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 tablespoons Kerrygold Irish Butter 1/3 cup milk 1 cup shredded Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese 1/2 teaspoon salt Filling: 1 pound lean ground beef 2 tablespoons Kerrygold Irish Butter 1 medium onion, chopped 4 small carrots, peeled and sliced 1/4-inch thick 2 tablespoons flour 3/4 cup Guinness Stout 3/4 cup beef stock 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed • Preheat oven to 375°F and lightly butter an 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Cook potatoes in boiling water for 15 minutes or until very tender; drain well. Mash with butter and milk until smooth, then stir in cheese and salt and set aside. • Crumble beef into a medium skil-

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let and cook until no longer pink; remove from skillet and set aside. In same skillet, melt butter. Add onion and carrots; cook for 10 minutes over medium heat to soften, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute more. • Add Guinness, stock, thyme and salt; cook and stir until mixture is slightly thickened, then stir in peas and cooked beef. Spoon into prepared baking dish then spread potato mixture over the top. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until top is lightly browned. (Family Features); Recipes courtesy of Kerrygold/Irish Dairy Board


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Five Trends for 2011 Weddings Short but Sweet Second Dresses

Anything Kate Middleton Wears!

rumors

Britain’s Prince William will

circulating

marry Kate Middleton in the

Middleton

eagerly awaited royal wedding

that will

Kate

follow

a

but TWO wedding dresses at her

The gown Middleton chooses

royal wedding. Many brides love this

to wear for her walk down the

idea, which allows them to choose a

aisle at Westminster Abbey will

traditional and elegant gown for

spark inspiration (and imitation)

“Whaddya Have”

already

recent trend and wear not one,

to take place April 29 in London.

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the ceremony and then kick up

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dress for dancing at the reception or after-party.

Video Guest Books

at the Reception?

While

Food trucks are not

booths

wedding remain

Eloping in Style!

photo

Tough economic times call for

popular,

video guest books are

creativity. Many financially savvy

Many couples are adding

quickly becoming a new

brides are choosing to head out

a hip, quirky touch to their

trend. Guests can record

of town with a few select guests to

wedding receptions or

a personal message for the

after-parties with a wide

happy couple using a customized

variety of mobile kitchen

computer station or video booth.

the

one local bride who is headed

options. From gourmet sorbets

wedding, newlyweds can share their guest book

to Napa Valley for her summer

and ice creams to sliders, tacos

online with friends and family. Best of all, the stations

wedding. “The resort handles all the

and waffles, food trucks serve

allow guests to deliver their personal message when

details, and my family and I can just relax and enjoy it!” She

as a casual food station with a

they choose, instead of Uncle Fred catching them

adds that the money saved on the wedding will go toward

off guard with the video camera!

the purchase of a new home.

side of fun.

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just for carnivals anymore!

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CIA

SPE

After

enjoy a smaller-scale destination wedding. “It’s very freeing,” says

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CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion By KATHERINE VERSTEEG

e in Com

and try it

The Test I washed my face twice a day and used this

on!

I knew I would not escape it, and I only really

moisturizer at both cleanings for several days. It

dabbled in preventing it. I was in a firm state of

seemed very thin and watery at first, which made

denial and even went as far as proclaiming “I will

me want to put on too much. After I eased back on

not fight, but embrace this new state”. That frame

the application, I was pleased with the results. Very

of mind lasted until the light bulbs were changed in

light and totally odorless. Not greasy or shiny. The

the bathroom, illuminating what my silly 46-year-old

informational label touts a patented Multivesicular

self could not admit. My skin was, absolutely, without

Emulsion formulation (huh?) that translates into time-

a doubt, showing its age.

released moisturizing of all the skin layers. Pretty slick

The dreaded “11’s” are there; putting on eyeliner

stuff. I have not seen any lessening of those haha

is like pushing a pencil across a raisin; and those

lines, but my face feels soft and supple. I will keep

“laugh lines” are about as funny as a “kick me” sign

on with it and, at this point, would recommend it to

on my back. Time to embrace my Americanism and

others.

fight this aging process. I now have a counter full of products ranging from the all-natural, basically dessert in a tube, to the chemical-laden super powers with restorative promises rivaling the fountain

The rating: Three Hangers

OUR RATING SCALE

of youth. My latest try is CeraVe moisturizing lotion.

The Product CeraVe moisturizing lotion by Coria. $13.99. Widely available.

The Promise All-day, time-released moisturizing that will help SPECIAL

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restore and maintain the skin’s natural protective functions.

Fits perfectly and lives up to expectations Could use some alterations, but still a keeper Back of the closet for occasional “wear” Looked better in the store... where it should stay!


goodeats Chicken Cacciatore over Stir-Fried Vegetables Serves: Six My mother used a pressure cooker when I was a kid. Iron chefs use them in Kitchen Stadium on the Food Network. I wasn’t sure I wanted to learn to work with a new gadget until a recipe for Pressure Cooker Cacciatore on a website inspired me. The pressure cooker intimidated me at first, but it was easy to use and the results were incredible…fork-tender chicken breasts with incredible flavor, and the whole meal ready in less than 30 minutes. Prep and cook time: 25-30 minutes Ingredient list: 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 sweet yellow onion 1 red, yellow or green bell pepper 8 ounces of mushrooms 2-3 yellow squash 2-3 zucchini 1 28-ounce can of diced tomatoes (I used fire-roasted Muir Glen tomatoes that were fabulous) 1 6-ounce can of tomato paste 1 can of pitted black olives Low-sodium chicken broth (Imagine Organic includes no sugar or soy) Extra virgin olive oil; Crushed red pepper; Dried oregano; Garlic powder; Black pepper; Salt Directions: Chop onion, bell pepper and mushrooms into bite-sized pieces. Chop squash and zucchini into

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bite-sized pieces for stir-fry. Add two tablespoons of olive oil to pressure cooker over medium heat. Add onion and let cook a few minutes until tender. Add bell pepper and mushrooms. Add a nice dusting of salt, oregano, black pepper and red pepper. Add a heavy dusting of garlic powder. Add black olives with all the juice in the can. Add 1/2 cup of chicken broth. Stir ingredients together. Season both sides of chicken with a dusting of salt and garlic powder and arrange on top of vegetables. Add diced tomatoes and tomato paste. Don’t stir it; just plop on top. Lock top on pressure cooker. Increase heat to high. After achieving high pressure, reduce heat to the lowest level consistent with maintaining high pressure. Cook under high pressure for 8 minutes. Turn off heat, allow pressure to come down naturally and remove top. While chicken cacciatore is cooking, add one tablespoon of olive oil to a wok over medium heat. Add squash and zucchini. Add salt, garlic powder and black pepper to taste. Stir together, cover and let cook 6-10 minutes. Transfer a layer of squash and zucchini to plates. Arrange a chicken breast over the squash and zucchini. Ladle vegetables from the pressure cooker over the chicken, squash and zucchini. Enjoy! sleep better. My athletic performance

Tom Denham writes a food blog

has improved. And I keep losing

about “Whole30” food in his blog

weight even though I eat a lot and am

www.wholelifeeating.com.

never hungry. I learned the diet from

Above is a recent recipe from

a pair of nutrition evangelists who

Tom’s blog and some of his thoughts

call their approach the “Whole30.” I

on eating….

am cooking new, Whole30-compliant

I eat real food – meat, fish, chicken,

meals every week,

eggs, vegetables, fruit, nuts, and seeds

and publish on my

– but no processed foods, no dairy, no

blog everything that

grains, no beans, and no sweeteners.

passes

The results have been amazing. I

tests. Bon appétit.

my

taste

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Want your Northside Man featured? Northside Woman wants to hear about your Northside Man. If you know a man involved in health care or volunteering, send your nomination to editor@northsidewoman.com

You just might see him on the pages of the next Northside Woman, And he wins a t-shirt!

northsideman BrIAN IrOFF owner

Iroff & Son

3960 Old Milton Pkwy , Suite 300 Alpharetta, Ga. 30005 770-751-7222 www.iroff.com

SPECIAL

I live on the Northside of Atlanta because… our family business is located here, as well as the convenience to many outstanding restaurants, great shopping, parks, lakes, amphitheaters and local farmers’ markets I like to frequent. I find women who live in the Northside are… well educated, cultured and have great sense of style, as well as taste in jewelry. Only my closest friends know that… they are my closest friends. If I wasn’t working at Iroff and Son Jewelers, I would be spending more time… with my wife and children. I also would be more involved with charities and fundraisers in the area, especially for children. I relax by… reading a good book, playing with my kids, working out, skiing and traveling as much as I can to see the world!

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todo

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

March 1 - 5

March 6 - 12

March 13 - 19

March 20 - 26

March 27 - 31

1

‘Treat the Troops’ 6 p.m. The March shipping event will be held at the Cumming Library. Bring homemade cookies and postage donations of $2 per dozen cookies. Visit www.treatthetroops.org

2

‘Inherit the Wind’ Times vary. Georgia Ensemble Theatre proudly presents one of the greatest epic plays of the 20th Century, based on the famed “Scopes Monkey Trial.” This drama peers deep into the heart and soul of America in the search for enduring faith and hope. For more information, call 770-641-1260 or visit www. roswellgov.com. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. Story Time 10-11 a.m. Books, finger-plays, and crafts. Ages 3-5. Go to www.chattnaturecenter.org for more information or call 770-992-2055 x 236

3

Reaching for the Stars Cerebral Palsy book signing and event with Michael Kutcher (twin brother of Ashton Kutcher). For more information, call Julia Richardson at 404-498-4054 or visit www.reachingforthestars. org. Tom Harkin Global Communication Center, 1600 Clifton Rd., Atlanta

4

Consignment Sale Through March 5. Times vary. Roswell United Methodist Church will host a consignment sale. For more information, including times, call 770-998-8699 or visit www. rumc.com/rumck

5

The Milton Base "Ball" 7-11 p.m. Exciting evening of dancing, live and silent auction and heavy hors d'oeuvres. All proceeds go to support Milton High School Baseball. The Manor Golf and Country Club, Milton. Call 678-858-3283 or visit miltonbaseball.net ‘Virtuoso Strings’ 8 p.m. The Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra strings will dazzle listeners. For more information, call 678748-5802. 5575 State Bridge Rd., Alpharetta

8

Cooking Classes 6:30-9:30 p.m. Join Chef John Wilson in the

kitchen of Roswell's historic home, Barrington Hall. $50 per person. Call 770-640-3855

10

Temptation Thursdays at Village Tavern

11555 Rainwater Drive, Alpharetta. Grab your galfriends and enjoy half price appetizers and drink specials beginning at 4 p.m. and going to the late, late hours. "Peter Pan" Through March 13. Bring the whole family to the live action showing of "Peter Pan" at Pemberton Place in downtown Atlanta before it flies off to Chicago. The spectacular stage show features a "theater in the round" providing a 360 degree view of the action. Ticket prices begin at $20 for children and show times vary. www. peterpantheshow.com

11

Craft Show Through March 13. The 22nd

annual Show has been the premiere marketplace for regional fine craft collectors. For information, call 1-800836-3470. Cobb Galleria, Atlanta

12

'ShamRockin' 7 p.m. 'ShamRockin'

for a Cure will be held at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Admission is $75. The band for the evening is "The Breakfast Club.” For more information, visit www. shamrockinforacure.com.

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Guest Conductor 7:30 p.m. LYRA and Friends with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Principal Conductor Robert Spano in one performance only at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. For more information or to purchase tickets call 404-373-7756 or visit www.lyraquartet.org

14

Fashion Show 10 a.m. The American Cancer Society’s Auxiliary will proudly host its 20th Annual Hope Fashion Show on at the RitzCarlton Buckhead. Please visit our web site for ticket and sponsor information. www. hopefashionshow.org ‘Will’s Night’ 3-8 p.m. Join us in a fundraiser for Will Abernathy at Smokejack BBQ. Proceeds to benefit Will’s fight against cancer. For more information, visit www.smokejackbbq.com or call 440-227-1605. 5065 Post Rd., Cumming

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‘Cloris: a One Woman Show’ Join Cloris Leachman, at The Buckhead Theatre, as she paints a picture of years gone by. Tickets are now on sale at Ticket Master. Call 404-8432825 Prom Dress Giveaway Free Prom dresses available to North Fulton high school seniors who are in good academic standing and in financial need. Contact KCharles@HelpPROM.org/ Atlanta for an application, or call 678-860-4253 ‘The Pink Affair’ 7-10 p.m. 10th annual fundraiser to benefit breast cancer treatment, research and education includes a live auction, silent auction, cash bar, and dinner buffet. Visit www.thepinkaffair.org for tickets and additional details. 770-992-4032. Atlanta Athletic Club, 1930 Bobby Jones Dr., Johns Creek

20

Prom Prep 2-5:45 p.m. Learn about fashion, beauty, and etiquette before going to the prom. Ages 1618. Ocee Library. For more information, call 770-360-8897 x222

22

Got Milk? The Milk Mustache Mobile Tour, part of the ‘Got milk?’ campaign, is coming to Atlanta. At the event, attendees can take a Milk Mustache photo just like the celebrities, participate in games, win prizes, sample milk and learn about healthy eating with a local dietitian. Visit at Centennial Olympic Park on Monday, March 22 from 11-2 p.m. or Atlanta Zoo on Tuesday, March 23 from 11-4:30 p.m.

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Children’s Festival 11 a.m. Bring your children to the 9th Annual Alpharetta Children’s Festival sponsored by the City of Alpharetta Recreation and Parks Department. Parking and admission are free; some activities require a nominal fee. Info: 678-297-6165 or arts@alpharetta.ga.us. Run for the Rescues Georgia SPCA 1st Annual Run for the Rescue. Food, prizes, T-Shirts, Vendors. This event is a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier. Pet adoptions, free pet health screenings, dog trainer, micro-chipping. 370 Buford Hwy., Suwanee. For more information, call 678-765-2726 or visit www. georgiaspca.org Summer Enchanted Evening 9:15 a.m. Annual style show and silent auction. Clothes are modeled by church members. Brunch is served at 10 a.m., followed by the style show and musical entertainment. Johns Creek United Methodist, 11180 Medlock Bridge Rd., Johns Creek. For more information, call 770-497-8215 or visit www. johnscreekumc.org

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Concert 7:30 p.m. Rod Stewart

and Stevie Nicks are coming to Philips Arena. For information, show times, and tickets, call 877-686-5366 or visit www. arenaboxoffice.com

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‘Salsa Fest’ 12-7 p.m. A celebration of

Hispanic culture featuring dancing, music, salsa lessons and more. Beginners welcome. Salsa groups will be present to give short lessons and exhibition dances. The Atlanta Braves will be on hand. Tickets are $10. Pay $15 admission and receive a free ticket to an Atlanta Braves game. For more information, visit www.salsafestivalatlanta. com or call 404-350-0200. Liquid Landscapes Through April 10. The Atlanta Botanical Garden offers Orchid Daze: Liquid Landscapes. The soothing tranquility of flowing water combined with the exotic beauty of tropical blooms makes the 2011 Orchid Daze an alluring destination for escaping the cold. Liquid Landscapes features thousands of orchids in full bloom complemented by unique water features.For more information, visit www. atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

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March toward health By DEBBIE KEEL

thought about trans fats or calories or salt or anything

CEO, North Fulton Hospital

else but staving off my hunger.

dressing on the side?). 3. Eat a lot of fruit, which is pretty easy when

Tomorrow is another day, though?

you are on the fly. Fresh, frozen, canned or dried –

We’ve all seen the headlines: “Breakfast: Most

The good news is that tomorrow, like every other

for a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet, you need two cups of

Missed Meal is Most Important”, “New Guidelines

day in the month of March, is part of National Nutrition

Urge Less Salt in Diet” or “Color Your Plate with

Month. It might be a good time to hug a dietitian

4. Have three cups of low-fat or fat-free milk

Salad.”

(March 9 is Registered Dietitian Day). They are the

daily – and yes, low-fat yogurts and cheeses count

We have read the articles that accompany

most persistent and polite healthcare professionals I

here.

those headlines and nodded along, agreeing, at

know. They tell us day in and day out that we really

5. Finally, you know that you will be online

least in theory, that they are true.

are what we eat. Most of us continue to eat badly

sometime today, so go to eatright.org and hear

But then, we eat.

with some regularity, and then they establish a whole

what the experts say about almost anything dealing

For example, I rushed out of the house to make

month to educate us all over again.

with your nutrition. Even if you add one good habit

an early morning meeting today and caught my

In the spirit of helping them out, here are some

breakfast during the meeting: two cups of coffee

tips for really busy women like you and me (and

(do I get credit for the low-fat milk?). As I sit here

please do as I say, not as I do):

writing this column about 1 p.m. and realize I haven’t

1. Think ahead as much as possible. For

had lunch, I grab a granola bar, the healthy kind of

example, if you are going to be in a certain part of

course, to tame the growling stomach. But tonight

town, do you know a good place that you can go and

when I get home, I will make up for it with a healthy

eat a healthy meal instead of a cheeseburger?

dinner, right?

fruit.

to your diet during National Nutrition Month, you will make a dietitian somewhere smile!

Debbie Keel is the CEO of North

2. When you get to a restaurant, ask questions

Wrong. It will be about 7 p.m. I will be starved,

about the menu (does that sauce have butter in it?)

and I will eat the easiest things in sight, giving no

and don’t be afraid to make requests (can I get the

Fulton Hospital.

Getting clear skin takes the right treatment Dr.Timani likes to tackle acne in time for the summer!

enough. With more moderate acne problems, Dr.

makes sure coupons are provided.

With a wide variety of combination

Timani often prescribes a topical antibiotic. To avoid

Once the acne is under control, the medications

treatments available, acne affecting patients of all

resistance to antibiotic therapy, Dr. Timani suggests

can be scaled back and should be predominantly

ages can be wiped out. Dr. Timani, of Johns Creek

combining therapies such as benzoyl peroxide with

topical.

Dermatology believes we have the tools to get the

topical antibiotic. With excellent products available

job done! The key is using the right combinations for

today, there is no need to suffer needlessly.

Dr. Timani takes acne seriously. "It's much easier to prevent scarring than to get rid of it later.

adequate periods of times. She spends ample time

If these treatments fail or if the acne is very

educating patients on pathogenesis, options and

severe, an oral antibiotic may be needed. Oral

expectations which helps with consistency.

antibiotics should be used only in combination with

Dr. Shereen Timani is located at Johns

topicals. The path to success is choosing the right

Creek

dose to avoid undertreating.

Medicine. For the next editorial Dr.

The condition varies widely by number and size of lesions and presence or absence of scarring. These days retinoids are considered key to acne treatment

Dr. Timani is a huge advocate of individualizing

as they target microcomedones (blackhead and

the regimens and making sure that side effects such

white heads), the precursors of acne lesions. For

as irritation are dealt with in effective ways. And

simple comedonal acne, topical retinoids are usually

since some tubes run hundreds of dollars she always

Dermatology

and

Family

Timani will be discussing “Hot Topics” in dermatology and aesthetics.

Read: Debbie Weiss runs book review site for women Continued from Page 12

putting it down. I was especially taken with Sarah,

years later. Along the way we are introduced to

Cutting for Stone and Sarah’s Key.” Four reviews of

the young Jewish girl who lost her family to the

all the kind people who helped Sarah survive in a

Sarah’s Key are posted on the website including this

holocaust---and I suffered with her through all the

horrible world. We learn about secrets that destroy

one written by Weiss who gave the book a five star

indignities that life brought her way. I admired Julia,

families and how different individuals piece their lives

rating.

the journalist who took on Sarah’s story as her own.

back together once the secrets are finally revealed.

Julia was determined to find out the details of Sarah’s

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who

ordeal, starting with the roundup of her family in Paris

is looking for an easy read despite the dark nature of

in 1942 through her death in the U.S. some 40-plus

its subject matter.

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay I really loved this book and had a difficult time

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'She'ro: Amy O'Dell Continued from Page 6 program. She said it is critical to look at how every “moment in the day” is spent, so the time away from school is just as important as the hours spent at Jacob’s Ladder. On average, children who first come to Jacob’s Ladder are of prekindergarten age, and O’Dell says most progress is seen with children who are in the program for a few years. The goal, she says, is to be able to work with the children to the point they can progress into other environments that may be less intensive. Though the school has a maximum enrollment

JACOB'

S LADDEr One-to-one ratio at Jacob's Ladder allows students and teachers to form close bonds.

of 60, it provides outpatient services to children across the country and internationally.

“My philosophy has always been to do that thing you know to do,

The cost varies depending on the

with all your heart, and in doing so,

scope of services, and is handled in

you need to release control of the

a variety of ways, including grants,

outcome,” said O’Dell. “In releasing

scholarships, self-pay, insurance and

the outcome with Jacob, I’ve seen

other ways.

him grow and reach milestone levels

O’Dell looks back on her journey over the past 17 years with awe, realizing how far she’s traveled from her initial heartbreak.

of achievement that still amaze me every day.” Visit Jacob’s Ladder at www.jacobsladdercenter.com.

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BREAST CANCER?

YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

OurTeam isYourTeam. Made up of board-certified radiologists,

general and reconstructive surgeons, and medical and radiation oncologists, the North Fulton Breast Health Team develops a personalized and complete plan for each patient. To serve you and your doctor, our Team’s Nurse Navigator will be by your side providing guidance, education and advocacy through the journey.

If you would like a physician affiliated with North Fulton Hospital, and our Breast Health Team, call 770.751.2600, or log onto www.nfultonhospital.com.

YouR noRTH FuLTon HoSpiTAL BReAST HeALTH TeAM

Laura Rivers, MD Breast Surgery, Breast Program Medical Director

Michael Jurgens, MD

David Rallis, MD

Jerome Silver, MD

Charles Sykes, MD

Jeff Tucker, MD

Mark Wilkmeimeyer, MD

James Waldschmidt, MD

Ronald G. Steis, MD

Silpa C. Reddy, MD

Boyd Byrd, MD

John S. Harvey, MD

Michael Hoffman, MD

George Shaak, MD

Radiology

Radiology

Medical Oncology

Craig Wilkinson, MD Radiation Oncology

Radiology

Medical Oncology

Henry D. Cline, MD Radiation Oncology

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Radiology

Asaf Yalif, MD

Radiology

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Radiology

Medical Oncology

Brian Howard, MD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

General Surgery

General Surgery

Mark Klein, MD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

General Surgery

General Surgery

Jeff Hoadley, MD General Surgery

Northside Woman March 2011  

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