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From the Editor

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Santa At Avalon

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3rd Annual Veterans Day Car Show

201 Wills Rd. 11am-2pm Free entry Celebrate the coming of Veterans Day by attending this family-friendly car show complete with cornhole, food and drinks, and a vendor village. awesomealpharetta.com

AVALON/ PHOTOS COURTESY OF (THE LIGHTING OF CONVENTION & SEASON OF CELEBRATION) ALPHARETTA VISITORS BUREAU.

NOVEMBER 2019 – JANUARY 2020

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Sip, Shop and Wreaths at The Ballog 235 Market St. 7-10pm $75 Savor refreshments while decorating your own holiday wreath to take home and display. facebook.com/alicestableevents

DEC. 5-7

Christmas Gift and Craft Show

NOV. 24-JAN. 26

DEC. 7

Free Photos With Santa at the Alpharetta Welcome Center

178 S. Main St. 10am-Noon Free Families are invited to this complimentary photo session with Santa that includes convenient on-site printing.

Smyrna Spring

DEC. 7

Vengeance Racing Toys For Tots Cruise-In and Toy Drive

10750 Davis Dr. 11am-2pm Free entry All makes and models are invited to this casual “cruise-in.” Don’t forget to bring a toy to donate. facebook.com/vengeanceracing

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EVERY THURSDAY

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DEC. 12

400 Avalon Blvd. 1-8pm Free entry Experience the magic of the holidays at this seasonal celebration featuring performances, the arrival of Santa and more.

Downtown Alpharetta (Highway 9 and Milton Avenue)

Sip, Shop & Stroll Downtown Alpharetta Holiday Cheer

EVERY SUNDAY

6-9pm Free entry See the annual tree lighting, hear musical performances, roast marshmallows, enjoy festive food, and more. 

2 Park Plz. 4-8pm Free entry Check off everyone on your Christmas list as you shop in Downtown Alpharetta and delight in light bites and beverages provided by merchants. Be sure to snap a selfie with 7-foot-tall custom-made nutcracker statues and take part in the scavenger hunt.

Truck & Tap Alpharetta 4-7pm Free entry Kiss the weekend goodbye with top tunes and a cold one.

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Sip, Shop and Wreaths at The Ballog See DEC. 3 for details

Plus, check out our three-month calendar of events filled with fun holiday happenings for you and your family to enjoy. NOVEMBER 2019 – JANUARY 2020

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With Thanksgiving around the corner, I have a lot to be grateful for. I’m so appreciative for you, our loyal readers, and for our beautiful Alpharetta community. I must also give a huge shout-out to the team here at Atlanta Best Media for all that they do to make each issue the best it can be. And I can’t forget my parents, Charles and Ursula, who have taught me how to be a year-round giver. Surprising strangers with my Calendar of Events small gifts always puts a big smile on my face. Be sure to bless someone this holiday p. 22 season.

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But this year will be different. I made a personal commitment to being more mindful about penciling in self-care. I participated in the Alpharetta Women’s Half Marathon & 5K Race. And although I only did the 5K portion of this course, I am thankful that I was surrounded by a phenomenal group of wonder women!

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Explore our neighborhood with the new Alpharetta City Tours App. The digital platform acts as a brochure and guide for six walking tours, including the arboretum at Cogburn Road Park. Users can see a landmark on a map, read a brief description about it, and often click on a link to learn more about the site, artwork or artist. itsmy.tours/alpharetta-ga-cvb/tours

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“It’s just in our blood,” says LaBoon Jr., who doesn’t have an official title. To no one’s chagrin, they’ve never had titles, and they all do each other’s jobs. “The work we put in early on, and seeing what we’ve done now that we’re running everything makes me proud to be a part of a family business.”

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Today, Georgia Kitchens operates out of a custom-built 5,000-square-foot showroom in Buford with the brothers’ childhood best friend, Tyler Christopher. Good teamwork helps facilitate LaBoon Sr.’s mission to take care of the customer completely. The LaBoons (and Christopher) are with clients from the first call to the first few successful meals, developing relationships along the way that add to how much fun this job is for them.

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“We have time to get to know every customer,” Christopher says. “They tell us about going to Salt Factory Pub in Downtown Alpharetta on Saturday nights, so I share how to recreate the

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“What’s typically a stressful, nightmare of a process gets fun once they’re working with us,” adds LaBoon Jr. “And we all like to cook, so that helps. We don’t just have knowledge, we share a passion and have hands-on experience with the products.” “It’s also about knowing the right questions to ask,” says Landon. “With what we know about construction, we can simplify things to avoid technical issues. We also have built a book of resources so that anything a customer might need done— we have someone that can make it happen.”

“WHAT’S TYPICALLY A STRESSFUL, NIGHTMARE OF A PROCESS GETS FUN ONCE THEY’RE WORKING WITH US. WE DON’T JUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE, WE SHARE A PASSION AND HAVE HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE WITH THE PRODUCTS.”

—JOE LABOON JR. “It’s gratifying that the guys are still concerned with customer satisfaction,” says LaBoon Sr., who (a lover of kicking around the dirt on a job site) still may show up to deliver appliances today. “That’s the same today as it was when I started this 30 years ago. They’ve watched what I do, heard what I say and they’re on board. They’ve carried on the same legacy—and our customers will tell you that’s why they buy from us.” And he’s also having too much fun, still, to leave. Georgia Kitchens, georgiakitchens.net, 5089 Bristol Industrial Way, Buford, 678-482-5150; Samsung, samsung.com. The content for this article is brought to you by Georgia Kitchens and Samsung.

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blood orange salmon dish that my wife LANDON LABOON and I love making with the steam cook feature on our Samsung Wall Oven. With the knowledge that we have from our years of experience, we can customize their options and know exactly what they are going to use and love.”

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Six years ago, after a harrowing journey to find a natural way to treat her daughter, Hayden’s, eczema, longtime Alpharetta resident Jennifer Hankey discovered her life’s purpose. Today, she is dubbed “The Green Queen” and spreads the word about the health effects of toxic chemicals. Through her business, Green Queen Botanical Services, the former Best Self Atlanta Over 40 & Fabulous! Top 10 winner is a leader in the cleaning, pest control, and lawn care industries by offering eco-friendly service alternatives for homes and schools.

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Nearly 30 years ago, Atlanta native Scott Lobel left a secure family business sales position when he was recruited by his father-in-law, Sandy, to work at The Leather Factory, a manufacturer and retailer of leather furniture

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Water may be entering through the walls, by seeping up from the ground below, or from leaks in your plumbing. It could even be from any combination of the three. Water pooling against the foundation then seeping through the walls commonly causes leaks. This can be caused by negative grading around your home and misdirected downspouts. Even Derek Ritchie mulch piled too high, too close to the house can cause a problem. A waterproofing contractor can discern where your specific problem is coming from and provide the best solutions for you.

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There are three important items to check off your list before hurricane season hits. First, make sure to have your roof inspected for any cracks or gaps. These small imperfections can easily spring a leak with heavy rain. Second, thoroughly clean your gutters and roof valleys. Gutters and valleys filled with debris will prevent Chad Cruce proper drainage. Lastly, anticipate any safety hazards by trimming back trees and other foliage.

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If you keep your HVAC unit’s fan set to “on" instead of “auto,” the fan will continuously run and pick up more dirt. Also, if you have multiple cats and dogs, excess animal hair and dander can easily clog your filter. Finally, the problem may be because you have an accumulation of dirt in your air ducts. Clean your air ducts and replace your filter regularly for the highest quality air—every 30 days Bill Mashraky for fiberglass filter, every 45-60 days for pleated and a monthly washing for electrostatic, and duct cleaning every 3-5 years.

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