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A Perspective on Gratitude

I am grateful to be here and owning a business that celebrates the wonderful people and places of the Sandy Springs community. I am grateful for my health and the health of my close friends and family. I’m grateful to my team, who has worked their rear ends off in these rollercoaster-like times. And I’m grateful to myself for having the patience and the drive to move forward, even though the road ahead hasn’t always been clear. We’re coming into the season of being grateful as well. Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. And while it’s always been a day to reflect and give thanks for all that you have, I think it had become routine more than genuine, sincere gratitude for many of us. But these past two years have given us all a chance to really look and examine what we have. For me, it’s been my community. I’ve been so lucky to have lived in the Chastain Park area of Sandy Springs for the past 35 years. I’ve raised my kids here, built businesses and made lifelong friends in this vibrant and beautiful community. I’ve always known it’s a special place full of caring people. But watching this group of people pull together to help one another, to keep each other going through acts of charity, service and just plain kindness has shown me that this community truly cares about one another. If you know someone who is making a difference for the better, please let us know so we can celebrate the positive people of our community in our upcoming issues of My Sandy Springs.

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Make a day or a night of it! Check out these fun pla OCT. 9 Build a Fairy House or Gnome Home Lost Corner Preserve 10am-2pm $10 individual, $20 family Give the fairy folk of Lost Corner Preserve a new place to live by building small structures for them from provided natural materials. friendsoflostcorner.org

OCT. 9 Slingin’ Wings Festival 6110 Blue Stone Rd. Noon-6pm $14 Sample wings from restaurants from all over the city, and enjoy cold beer, live local music and fun contests. Price includes four complementary wing vouchers. slinginwingsfestival.com

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Abernathy Greenway Playable Park 5-7pm Free Don your best non-scary costumes and come out to celebrate Halloween with music, face-painting, fun, food and more. sandyspringsga.gov/spooky-springs

OCT. 23 Vintage Affair 2021: Under the Tuscan Sun Virtual 6:30-10pm Tickets start at $100 Be transported to Italy with a delicious three-course Italian dinner with wine packaged for pick-up before you tune in and join the Community Assistance Center for its annual benefit gala. The evening will include music, live and silent auctions, and a raffle. vintageaffair.org

OCT. 29 Mike Super - Magic & Illusion Byers Theatre 8pm Prices vary Enjoy a night of suspended disbelief as magician Mike Super shows you the impossible with his astounding magic tricks. citysprings.com/events/mike-super

NOVEMBER NOV. 6 Chattahoochee Road Race 5K 226 Mt. Vernon Rd. 7:45am Tickets start at $20 Start at City Center and head to the finish line in this annual Peachtree Road Race qualifier that benefits the Community Assistance Center, Riverwood High School Athletics and the Chattahoochee Road Runners. crrrace.com

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4469 Stella Dr. Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm Free Delight in live acoustic music and food truck offerings after browsing creations by 185-plus craftspeople specializing in sculpting, painting, jewelry-making and everything in between. chastainparkartsfestival.com

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Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center Noon $40 Savor a delicious brunch while listening to the sounds of Grammy award-winning and locally known musicians. citysprings.com/events

NOV. 13 & 14 Elegant Elf Marketplace 1 Galambos Way 9am-5pm $5 Explore over 80 artisan booths at this market hosted by the Sandy Springs Society. Money from your ticket will help provide grants to nonprofit organizations working to improve the arts, social services and more. sandyspringssociety.org

MONDAYS Creative Writing Class Sandy Springs Library 10am Free Join, meet and swap critiques with other local writers every Monday morning at the library. fulcolibrary.org

Sandy Springs Library 7pm Free Tuesday nights, men and women can breathe and gently stretch for fitness, meditation and movement with Taian Wang. fulcolibrary.org

WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS Team Trivia 8879 Roswell Rd. 7:30pm Free Enjoy drink specials and friendly competition for fun prizes twice a week at North River Tavern. northrivertavern.com/events

Chastain Park F and Crafts Fe all Arts stival See NOV. 6-7 for details

SATURDAYS Gentle Yoga with Michael 395 Mount Vernon Hwy. NE 10:30am Free Start the weekend off right with easy-to-learn yoga positions that help build strength and flexibility. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your own yoga mat. fulcolibrary.org

According to the 2021 Fall Foliage Prediction Map, the week of Oct. 25 will be the best time to view autumn leaves in Sandy Springs.

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Classical Brunch: The Enchanted Harp

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395 Mount Vernon Hwy. NE 10:30am Free Every Tuesday, relax in the adult study area to revisit a childhood favorite, one coloring page at a time. Materials provided by the Friends of the Sandy Springs Library. fulcolibrary.org

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Atlanta’s sweetheart Stacey Weiss has just about seen it all. After overcoming an addiction to painkillers 13 years ago and navigating a public divorce, Stacey has recently taken the next step to becoming her best self. Her inspirational journey to health has included quitting smoking, working out and healing her past traumas, all while sharing her ups and downs with her community. While she’s continuing in her efforts to do and be better, at 51, this single mother of two couldn’t be happier or more confident about her identity and her future.

Q: What inspired you to quit smoking and get healthy? Stacey Weiss: I started doing some personal growth and healing work in October 2019. A year later, through my deep dive into my personal healing, I began to learn to love myself and realized what a cruel thing smoking was to do to myself. Being a smoker did not align anymore with who I was growing into. I have tried to quit probably 15 times over the past five years, but until I really started to value myself, I couldn’t do it.

Q: What resources did you use along your journey to quit smoking and get fit? SW: I weaned down from a pack a day to five cigarettes a day over six months, then I did a juice fast to push me over the edge and give up the last few cigarettes. I used an app called Quit It. For my fitness journey, I work out and am part of a transformational healing community called YourDay Balance Game. I train with the leader of the group three times a week, and I eat very clean. The most significant component of getting fit has been the personal growth and healing I have concentrated on for the last 18 months. Most of the weight I released was the emotional weight of past trauma that I’d been carrying around for a long time. SW: The most challenging part is getting started. Just pick one healthy thing you can add to your life and start doing it. That one thing will become routine or a habit, then add the next one. Just take it one step at a time, and eventually, they build on each other, and before you know it, you’re living healthy. Your life is happening whether you want to participate in it or not. Start being the creator of your life.

Q: What are some of your favorite places in Sandy Springs? SW: I enjoy going to The Springs Cinema & Taphouse, getting my nails done at Hammond Nails, shopping at Fox’s, and grabbing a bite at 10 Degrees South or Rumi’s Kitchen. jamisonandcompany.com, instagram.com/staceysweiss

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The neighborhood transforms once again into a Halloween wonderland as Spooky Springs kicks off on Oct. 23 from 5-7 p.m. at the Abernathy Greenway Playable Art Park. Bring your whole

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Generally, a downspout should be installed about every 30 feet or so. A gutter

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Luxury vinyl floors are topically waterproof, meaning the product itself is waterproof. However, this does not mean that water cannot get under the vinyl via the perimeter of the room, or that water cannot be present under the vinyl (a slab with a high moisture content, a broken pipe in the subfloor, etc.).

The product itself may be waterproof, but in the case of Elisabeth Stubbs standing water or flooding, the luxury vinyl tile (LVT)/ luxury vinyl plank (LVP) will not act as a waterproofing barrier for the subfloor and/or any surrounding structure.

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“Play” it forward this fall to benefit TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation’s programs for breast cancer patients. The Think Pink Golf Tournament tees off at 10 a.m. on Oct. 24 at Crooked Creek Club in Milton. To sponsor, play, contribute silent auction items or volunteer, contact Arelis Cortes at acortes@myturningpoint.org. myturningpoint.org/calendar-of-events

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Run your heart out for reading! The International Dyslexia Association Georgia Branch hosts its 15th annual Dyslexia Dash 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 16 at Perimeter Mall. Prefer to run at home? A virtual run will be held from Oct. 2-16. Your participation helps support educational DYSLEXIA DASH 5K RUN/WALK PARTICIPANTS. options for struggling readers. 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. ga.dyslexiaida.org/dyslexia-dash-2021

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The Community Assistance Center, an organization that provides assistance to Sandy Springs and Dunwoody residents in need, continues to

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