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From the Editor Help with math project? Check. Get the kids to rehearsal on time? Check. Review homework? Check. With school underway, there are basic tasks that need to be completed. And as the parent, it’s your responsibility to make sure that everything gets done. But sometimes, things fall through the cracks and you just can’t possibly do it all. That’s when standout teachers like the five we’re featuring in this issue come into play.

We asked and you answered. And thanks to your top teacher nominations, we can see why your children are succeeding in more ways than one.

We salute those making a difference. From providing an extra word of encouragement to sparking the imagination, Buckhead kids are pushed to new heights thanks to magnificent mentors like these! If your favorite teacher wasn’t highlighted in this issue, share more about him or her on our @MyBuckhead Facebook page. We’d love to hear how this person is influencing your child’s life.

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1545 Peachtree St. NE. 3-11pm Prices vary, tickets start at $10 See outstanding documentaries from international and local filmmakers. DocuFest.com

The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead 11:30am $100 per ticket September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Get involved with ProstAware by attending its 9th Annual Blue Ties Luncheon. Expect food, fun, educational speakers and more. ProstAware.org

Bloomingdale’s at Lenox Square 5:30-7:30pm $75 Get fashionable for a cause at this show benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank. ACFB.org/Events/Fall-Fashion-Show

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OCT. 7 Atlanta Chili Cook Off In Brookhaven 2660 Osborne Rd. Noon-5pm Prices vary, tickets start at $15 Sample famous chili recipes from 75 restaurants and cast a vote for your favorite. AtlantaChiliCookOff.com

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The Stave Room at American Spirit Works 5:30-9:30pm $50 general admission, $75 VIP Sample some of the best food that Buckhead restaurants have to offer— all under one roof. TasteOfBuckhead.org

SEPT. 26-28 Discover ADAC Atlanta Decorative Arts Center 351 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE. Times vary Free Dig into Atlanta’s design mecca and get creative with all of the resources at your fingertips. ADACAtlanta.com

Locations vary 10am-4pm $20 in advance, $25 day-of tour Find design inspiration on this selfguided tour through a variety of homes featuring the best in kitchen, bath, and whole-home remodeling. AtlantaRemodelingTour.com

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The Buckhead Theatre 7pm Prices vary, tickets start at $32 Go to “The Dark Side of the Moon” with hits from Pink Floyd at this light show. TheBuckheadTheatreAtl.com

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Uptown Rhodes Race at the Haunted Castle 5K

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Atlantic Station 7:30am Prices vary Challenge yourself with this race that winds through bustling Buckhead neighborhoods. AtlantaTrackClub.org

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1516 Peachtree St. NW. 9am $35 through Oct. 8, $40 after Oct. 9 Run through the ghoulish hills of Ansley Park at this dog-, stroller-, and costume-friendly competition with a spooky post-race party. GeorgiaTrust.org

1317 Logan Cir. NW. 6:30-9:30pm $15 Join Second Self Brewery for Halloween laughs while sampling some of their best brews. SecondSelfBeer.com

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Chuck Wolf C A M E R A K I N G • M E M O RY M A K E R • G O L F E R By Katherine Michalak

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or most Atlantans, the name Chuck Wolf has long been linked to photography. For decades, Wolf based his massive, national Wolf Camera franchise out of his adopted hometown of Atlanta. Yet, the advent of digital technology permanently altered that business and by 2003, Wolf shifted his focus, transferring his deep understanding of branding strategy into a new industry. He went on to establish WolfBone Marketing.

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What’s more, he saw a glaring void in the marketplace. He could see that people were taking more pictures than ever before. But, those digital photos were staying inside their cameras and phones or saved on their computers. Printing them out to display meant relying on the limited capabilities of a desktop home printer or ordering prints from an online photo service with no idea what the final image would really look like until after delivery.

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But, he missed his former trade. He missed the people and the stories shared with him through their images. He wanted to get back to his true passion.

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Wolf wanted to bring a personal touch back to the photo service industry. “These [pictures] are important. This is personal. These are memories,” says Chuck Wolf, owner of Wolf Photo Design Bar, and founder of Wolf Camera. So, in 2014, he established Wolf Photo Design Bar to do just that, giving customers an actual brick-andmortar location where creativity is sparked from the minute they walk inside. The entire space showcases examples of captivating projects all produced with clients’ own photos and all completed right there in house. And that’s the whole point. “We want to bring people in here and show them what they can really do,” says Wolf.

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At Wolf Photo Design Bar, clients have immediate access to a staff of professionals—photographers and graphic designers—who help them turn their images into the best possible format for production. These pros can help decide if the photo needs color adjustment or editing, and offer suggestions for printing options. While online services can be convenient at times, “We’re bringing back that one-on-one interaction,” Wolf proclaims.

When he’s not working, Wolf can be spotted all over town. “I go to concerts at Chastain Park and I play golf at least once a week.” Chops [Lobster Bar] is also a favorite. “People still recognize me when I’m out there. That’s fun!” 3763 Roswell Rd. NE., 404-709-2981, PhotoDesignBar.com

THE PRO ADVICE: Schedule design time with a staff expert to get a professional evaluation of and service for your photo project.

Patrons love having their favorite family moments captured in a custom album by Wolf Photo Design Bar.

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THE DESIGN KIOSK: Hook your phone or camera up to the photo station and start selecting which pictures you want to use for a project, tweak the color, composition and more.

THE ABILITY TO CREATE A MASTERPIECE: Projects are limited only by your own imagination—compile a keepsake, pro-quality photo book, blow up a photo into a poster size or gallerywrapped artistic canvas, restore damaged or discolored vintage photographs, convert old slides or videos, scan in that shoebox full of prints or those family photo albums.

Putting a fun twist on a photo, Wolf Photo Design Bar can place prints on a canvas of any size.

THE EDUCATIONAL ELEMENT: Bring your camera in for professional instruction to take your photography skills to the next level.

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The choice of location for Wolf Photo Design Bar was a simple one for Wolf; it’s conveniently positioned in north Buckhead, right next to the famous Johnny’s Hideaway. “This is home. I’ve lived here for years. I raised my family here,” Wolf says. “These are my friends and neighbors and the area has great business traffic.”

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PROF I L E

Terry Furuta

ORCHID DRESSER • IKEBANA MASTER • VOLUNTEER

By Stacy Moser

Terry Furuta’s orchids saved her business, in a manner of speaking. “I’d had my own successful flower shop for 13 years,” she says. But the economy fell apart in 2008 and, like so many others, Terry found herself scrambling for ways to keep herself afloat. “I knew companies that paid for big flower arrangements would surely chop that expense from their budget. I approached them with my orchid arrangements—they last for months and are so dramatic in an office setting. It saved them money.” Her idea took off and Terry now owns a smaller shop in Buckhead, Terry Furuta Designs, where she caters to orchid lovers who seek something out of the ordinary. “My specialty is finding orchids that you’ll never see anywhere else.” Unique and memorable in their own special way, “My orchids all have different personalities. Yesterday, I had all these lady-slippers lined up on my worktable and it looked like they were having a party! The blooms look like little heads tilting to the side or back; they’re having such a good time with each other. My shop is a happy place,” she laughs.

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She didn’t stumble into the orchid business by accident, though. She studied to become a Master of Ikebana, a Japanese flowerarranging art form, which took her 23 years to achieve. She’s the recipient of numerous flower show awards and has volunteered for years as the “orchid dresser” for the Atlanta Botanical Garden. She even spreads the orchid word at Scott Elementary School. “The kids get so excited! You’d think I brought them a new car— not just a potted plant!”

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“I live two blocks from my shop. I take visitors to the Cathedral Farmers Market at The Cathedral of St. Philip or the duck pond right off Peachtree Road. I love La Grotta Ristorante Italiano for fine dining. I like to sit at Anis Café & Bistro’s bar—it’s like you’re in France when they have the windows open with the night air. I workout at the Family Life Center, where the Pilates classes are amazing. I have everything I need in Buckhead.” TerryFurutaDesigns.com

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She offers classes to those who want to try some Orchid DIY. “I also specialize in terrariums, air plants, mosses. It’s a niche other florists aren’t doing. I love hosting classes and events. We have wine and food and people take home their creations,” Terry explains.

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Tammy Stokes FITNESS GURU • SOUP-A-HOLIC • CYCLIST

By Alex McCray

Tammy Stokes is no stranger to the question, “What’s your secret?” For years, devotees of her boutique fitness studio, West Coast Workout, have begged to know the source behind her boundless energy and killer physique. One look at her toned arms, radiant skin, and hazel eyes and it’s easy to see why. The secret is putting her health first no matter how busy life gets. Infused waters, fresh juices, thermoses filled with broths, soups and puréed vegetables keep Tammy fueled as she often works through breakfast and lunch breaks. And although items like her Skinny Water could be purchased at West Coast Workout, her new brick-and-mortar eatery, Cafe West Express, is 100 percent dedicated to nutrient-packed products like this and more. Every grab-and-go option on the holistic menu has been carefully crafted to replenish the body. “There are eight soups on the menu and every single one of them has a different profile and color spectrum. For example, Green Miracle is a detoxifying and cleansing chlorophyll-rich soup but is basically a supplement to your body. Magic Mushroom has those flavors and elements of the earth and the deep healing properties of medicinal mushrooms,” Tammy says.

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The menu isn’t all liquid, even though Tammy jokingly admits she’s a “soup-aholic,” saying, “It’s an easy way to get a massive amount of plant-based nutrition into your body quickly. That’s why I’m such a big fan of soup.” Veggie burgers, salads with salad dressings made from scratch, and wraps are all up for grabs, too. Though it’s only been open for a few months, Cafe West Express has already become a favorite of local celebrities like Dr. Taz. “This is passion and purposedriven for me,” says Tammy. “It’s my life’s work.” When Tammy isn’t spreading her healthy lifestyle mantra, she can be found biking around Buckhead, enjoying a picnic and a glass of red wine at a Chastain Park concert or digging into a Mediterranean feast at Kyma. Saying fondly, “There’s a lot about Buckhead that I love and that’s why I live here and built my businesses here.”

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Standout Educators Receive An A-Plus For Their Commitment To Our Kids

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5th Grade Social Studies and Language Arts Teacher, 3rd–6th Grade After-School Art Teacher

Middle School Drama Teacher Patrick Campbell brings drama (the onstage kind, not school-hallway kind) into his students’ lives. What’s the challenge of working with middle schoolers? The seventh grade Boys’ Dean jokes, “Hormones! Hormones! Did I say hormones yet?”

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“Those hormones provide kids with energy to do great work,” he says. “But trying to keep kids engaged, we tire them out. I reduce after-school rehearsal time so they can relax their brains once in a while. It makes them better students and performers. We do improv shows in front of hundreds of people. That takes guts! They amaze me with their courage to do stuff like that.”

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Kristin Ferro, who’s taught at Cross Keys High School for over 10 years, likens her teaching style to driving a car. “I

like to inspire my students to be the driver, and I’m there to help navigate.” She says she often

discusses subjects in her classroom that may be off topic, but are still valuable. “It can be about issues that spark their imagination— the latest viral video, life hack, or awesome new app. We feed off of each other’s energy to explore ideas. Ultimately, the students are who we educators work for—their success is our success. Watching kids transform before my eyes is a pretty spectacular experience!”

Thomas Benefield forms a bond with his students that he hopes will last a lifetime. “My job is to help kids work together as a group. I tell them—once you’re on Team Benefield, you’re always on Team Benefield. The connection I try to make isn’t just for the school year; it’s forever.” He uses humor to reach them, but, he says,

“It’s easy to forget that they’re still developing the ability to switch back and forth from silliness to get-down-tobusiness.” He says he can relate to the stress in their lives. “I remember homework erupting into tears for me. I do whatever I can so they can avoid drama at home.”

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n a refrigerator magnet near you: “When teachers enjoy teaching, kids just know.” Isn’t that the truth? Think back to your years in school and your mind probably stops at a handful of teachers who clearly were there because they enjoyed inspiring you to do your best—to push past your fears and try. We talked to these highly effective Buckhead teachers to find out how they communicate their inspiration to students. (And their students just know.)


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patience—that’s when he needs encouragement the most. And kids who are quiet and cooperative are the ones who can be easily overlooked. They need special attention, too.”

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My Buckhead Fall 2017  

Meet your neighbors: Camera King, Chuck Wolf of Wolf Photo Design Bar. Orchid Dresser, Terry Furuta. Wellness Wonder Woman, Tammy Stokes of...

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