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Perspective PUBLISHER/PHOTOGRAPHER Jack Tuszynski

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ne of the best, and yet most challenging, parts about being a photographer is never knowing what’s coming next. When I first started many years ago, up until just recently, the excitement of change was the component of every day that motivated me. There is always something different, something new, to charge that tiny creative engine that turns my head to see, adjusts my fingers, focuses my eyes, and makes things…well…“click.” There has always been a desire in me to capture special moments, help preserve experiences and share memories. All the way back to my early grade school years, I could be found flipping through the pages of National Geographic, Newsweek and Life magazines at my grandparents’ home. That’s what I wanted to do, to document life. Somehow, I wanted to help people record their lives, share their visions, or display their achievements. I still remember being fresh out of high school, barely 20 years old, trying to decide which newspaper’s offer to accept. Life seemed so complete; I was a photojournalist. The only day in a week I wasn’t out shooting frame after frame of what was going on in the county, I was in a little darkroom, turning negatives into positives. I was documenting life in my hometown, sharing what I did with thousands of people just like me — and I loved it! The technology may have

changed over the years, but the passion, the ideal, is still the same. To have people who believed in me enough to provide roll after roll of film, a means to produce images and prints, and a medium by which to share them was a blessing. “People will always need photography,” I was told. And they will; but at the time, I think I misunderstood. Fast forward about 10 years and “photographers” were suddenly everywhere. It was time to find a niche. I soon became a magazine and commercial photographer during the week and an event photographer on the weekends. Still…there was time for more. Fortunately for me, when one door began to close, another opened wide. And so, I decided that it is time to get back together with my neighbors, my friends, and local business owners to help bring people together with local entertainment, arts, and culture. It’s time to get out and about in my hometown, where I’ve lived, worked, and played nearly my entire life, and reconnect myself and help connect families to their community; create a place where we can all go to find information that can make our lives and those of our families better by being more informed and educated about what’s going on here. I’m going to publish some magazines…and I hope you enjoy them.

Jack Tuszynski, publisher

EDITORIAL Michelle Martin ART Candice Williams Tiffany Atwood SALES Janet Ponichtera Jennifer Forman CONTRIBUTING WRITERS George Anderson, Polly Balint, Dr. Kellie Baxter, Gemma Beylouny, Jyl Craven, Dr. Kyle Edwards, Louise Estabrook, Dr. Thaddeus Fabian, Catherine Groves, Dr. Keith Hanna, Fred Hawkins, Heike Hellman-Brown, James Kilgore, Michelle Knapp, Dr. Vicki Knight-Mathis, Scott Lavelle, Dr. James E. Leake, Julie Little, Dr. Michael McNeel, Dr. Chris Meiners, Dr. E. Anthony Musarra, Selvi Palaniappan, Dr. Michael Petrosky, Dr. Adriana Rzeznik, Dr. John Symbas, Suzanne Taylor, Reid Trego, Dr. Keith West Canton Family Life magazine is your monthly community magazine and a publication of Family Life Publications. The magazine’s mission is to bring relevant, positive stories and timely information to its readers and to provide local businesses with a premium outlet for community-based advertising. Each month, copies are distributed free by mail and through local businesses in the Canton area. Please contact us or visit our website for a current list of locations where copies of the magazine can be found and other information. Canton Family Life welcomes your comments, stories and advertisements. Subscriptions are available for $25 per year. Please contact us for payment options. The viewpoints of the advertisers, columnists and submissions are not necessarily those of the Editor/Publisher and the Publisher makes no claims as to the validity of any charitable organizations mentioned. Canton Family Life magazine is not responsible for errors and omissions. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the written permission from the Publisher. © 2013 All rights reserved.


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MOVIES IN THE PARK — Bring a picnic, blankets and chairs for Canton’s Summer Movies in the Park series. The featured movie will be “The Croods” (PG). 7-10 p.m., Brown Park, 151 Elizabeth St., Canton.


NATHAN WARE ALBUM RELEASE PARTY — Country music singersongwriter Nathan Ware, a Cherokee County resident, will celebrate the release of his debut CD with a special concert and after-show party (at The Painted Pig). Ticket vouchers can be redeemed for a copy of his new CD. Doors will open at 7 p.m. 8 p.m., Cherokee Arts Center, 94 North St., Canton. 770-704-6244,


STONE COLD COUNTRY — Come out and enjoy this concert featuring Stone Cold Country, voted Georgia’s best traditional band. 7:30 p.m., Canton Theatre, 171 E. Main St., Canton. 770-704-0755,


MASTER GARDENERS’ SEMINAR — The Cherokee County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers will present the “Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening” seminar. Come and learn what to plant, when to plant it and how to care for cool-weather vegetables. 10 a.m., Cherokee County Senior Services Center, 1001 Univeter Road, Canton. 770-479-0418



Crosscut: A Visual Odyssey in Photography/Art — This art exhibition will feature the art and photos of Bo Bice (“American Idol”), Lisa LaRue (Open Doors Photo Exhibition capturing eclectic views and details of historic sites related to the band The Doors), Mark Waterbury (PhotoArtStorm) and newcomer Mikel Estes (paintings, drawings, sculptures). The event is sponsored by Serge Entertainment Group and North Georgia Film and Music Professionals. A

special Opening Reception will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m., September 6. Call or visit the website for gallery hours. Cherokee Arts Center, 94 North St., Canton. 770-704-6244,


TOTALLY DEVOTED MARKETPLACE MINISTRY — Polly Balint, founder of That Girl Marketing LLC and author of the “Totally Devoted” women’s devotional series, will lead a women’s community Bible study from her “Totally Devoted 2” devotional. This Bible study and gathering is for busy women who are hungry for the truth! There is no “homework” — just weekly devotions of hope and encouragement. 9:30-11 a.m., Tuesdays, through November 19, at Canton Marketplace IHOP.


CHEROKEE COUNTY FAIR — Family fun at the fair, featuring livestock, shows, carnival rides, games and more. September 1722, 2013. Fair Grounds in Canton, 160 McClure St. continued on page 8


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Ball Ground Public Library 435 Old Canton Road, Ball Ground, 770-735-2025


2740 East Cherokee Drive, Canton, 770-345-7565


RIVERFEST — The Service League of Cherokee County will present the 29th annual Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival, a juried show featuring more than 200 arts and crafts exhibitors, entertainers, children’s activities and concessions. Proceeds from the event will help serve the needy children of Cherokee County. The event will take place rain or shine. All areas are handicap accessible. Free parking and shuttle services will be available. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., September 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., September 29, Boling Park, 1200 Marietta Hwy., Canton. 770-704-5991,

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continued from page 6 ‘THE MOUSETRAP’ — Cherokee Theatre Co. presents London West End’s longestrunning show! Call or visit the website for details and performance times. Canton Theatre, 171 E. Main St., Canton. 770-704-0755,


Library Events

Hickory Flat Public Library R.T. Jones Memorial Library 116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, 770-479-3090

Family Story Times: Ready, Set, School! August 27 10:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m., R.T. Jones August 28 10:30 a.m., R.T. Jones August 29 10:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m., Hickory Flat August 31 10:30 a.m., R.T. Jones Are You A Dragonfly? August 14, 6 p.m., Hickory Flat Lori Forrester from the Upper Etowah River Alliance Board will teach children all about dragonflies. Children also will make a craft to take home. Public Book Sale August 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & August 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hickory Flat The Cherokee County Friends of the Library bookstore will be open to the public. Fiction and non-fiction paperback and hardback books will cost $.50 and $1, respectively, with specialty books from $2 and up. Children’s books will cost $.10 up to $1. Videos, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, and cassettes will start at $.50. All proceeds from the sale will go to the library to purchase books and library materials. You may donate new and gently used items at any of the five Cherokee County public libraries during normal business hours. A preview sale for Friends’ members will be 4-6 p.m., August 15. Annual memberships (starting at $15) will be available at the door.

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In Harmony Pediatric Therapy is a multidisciplinary pediatric outpatient clinic that proudly serves children with special needs and their families throughout Cherokee, Cobb, Pickens and North Fulton counties. Our experienced pediatric therapy team offers occupational, physical, speechlanguage and music therapies. Since opening in 2008, In Harmony Pediatric Therapy has expanded to an amazing 8,000-square-foot facility on Hwy. 140 in Canton. Co-owners and therapists Kristi Estes, Jennifer Puckett, and Kelly Hidalgo combined their experience and expertise to provide special care to children with special needs. We are proud to be the biggest pediatric therapy practice in north Georgia and to offer our services to such a wonderful community. Our team goes above and beyond to ensure your therapy experience is remarkable.

In addition to traditional therapy, we offer programs, such as Handwriting Without Tears®, Therapeutic Listening®, Fast ForWord®, Aquatic Therapy, Body-Weight Support System Therapy, adaptive music lessons, and Kindermusik® classes. Our mission is to provide an environment “in harmony” with your child’s needs, where families can receive multi-disciplinary services in a nurturing environment. We offer a support system to navigate through the therapy world and assist families to meet the specific needs of their child. In Harmony Pediatric Therapy is located near Harmony on the Lakes subdivision at 4280 Hickory Flat Hwy., Suite 108, in Canton. We are open 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, and Saturday mornings by appointment. We accept insurance and some Medicaid programs. We are in-network with United Healthcare, BCBS, Humana, and Cigna for most therapy services. Call (770) 345-2804 or visit for more information.


At In Harmony Pediatric Therapy, we help children with such diagnoses as: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Apraxia Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Auditory Processing Disorder Autism / PDD / Asperger’s Cerebral Palsy Down Syndrome Feeding Difficulties Fine and Gross Motor Delays Sensory Processing Disorders Speech and Language Disorders Chromosomal / Syndrome Disorders Torticollis



Business What's New Paper.Scissors.Cake children’s art studio is now open in Woodstock. Owner Adria Smith offers art enrichment classes and camps, as well as adult classes. In addition, play groups, birthday parties and other occasions can be coordinated around an art theme at the studio. Paper.Scissors.Cake strives to enhance the creative energy in children of all ages in an atmosphere that is fun, noncompetitive, and comfortable. And inspiring to adults as well. Follow the studio on Facebook for class schedules. 6687 Bells Ferry Road, Woodstock; 404-867-1630

Don’t want to cook at home or go out for dinner? Around Town Take Out restaurant delivery service can help! Woodstock resident Steve Holden established the restaurant delivery business that currently works with eight local restaurants in the Woodstock and Canton areas. Orders may be placed via phone or the website, and can be delivered to residences, businesses and even hotels. Customers can order from more than one restaurant, and gift certificates and special discounts are available. Visit the website for participating restaurants, delivery areas and other details. (678) 751-6192,

House of Hope celebrated the grand opening of its new facility in Free Home with a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony on July 27. The event featured tours of the facility, food and activities, including a wet slide for kids. In addition, the Clothes Closet — providing free clothing and school supplies to those in need — opened for the first time in conjunction with the grand opening. House of Hope was formed in December 2012 as a ministry of Blessed Hope Baptist Church in Free Home. The organization serves those in the Ball Ground, Canton, Cumming and Free Home communities who are affected by hunger, unemployment and homelessness. Since December 2012, House of Hope has provided more than 700 hot meals through its monthly Hope Kitchen and has distributed more than 4,000 pounds of food. The organization also provided food boxes each Wednesday over the summer to families in need.



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minute By Mayor Gene Hobgood

Enjoy Canton’s Endless Opportunities


n behalf of the Office of the Mayor, the Canton City Council and all the residents in the City, we welcome you to the City of Canton. We believe Canton to be one of the best cities in the state. Once famous for “Canton Denim,” known worldwide for the high-quality denim produced by Canton Cotton Mills, which closed in 1979, Canton is now enjoying the greatest economic boom in its history. Many projects are under way in the city, including new construction, renovation, and revitalization of the Historic Downtown. Canton has received millions of dollars in grants for park and sidewalk improvements in the city. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Canton is the county seat for Cherokee County. With a diverse economic base and a strong community spirit, Canton is known for hospitality, quality schools, safe neighborhoods and growing recreational venues. A continuing surge in retail facilities is making Canton a destination for many shoppers from out of town and, along with numerous industrial expansions, has created many new jobs for our citizens.

As you explore our city, you’ll find that Canton has a rich history, a thriving arts center, and an active theatre, all located in the Historic Downtown District. Arts and Cultural activities are the core of our downtown, anchored by the Cherokee Arts Center, Cherokee County History Museum & Visitors Centers, and the Historic Canton Theatre. The City of Canton supports the Arts and the efforts of our Arts Council, Main Street Program, Downtown Development Authority, Canton Tourism, Chamber of Commerce, and, along with its partners, hosts numerous festivals throughout the year with events. Such events as the Canton Festival of the Arts, Taste of Canton, Fourth of July Fireworks, The Great Pumpkin Festival, First Friday (a Main Street Program), as well as the Canton Farmers Market, concerts and parades all create a lively and community-spirited downtown. The City of Canton is committed to quality growth that will enhance our community and lead us into a bright and successful future. The opportunities here are endless. We would like to personally thank you for considering the City of Canton as you seek your home for your business and family. Again, welcome to our community, and I hope you enjoy Canton.

Gene Hobgood is the mayor of Canton. 770-704-1500,


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Assessing Your Risk

For Hereditary Breast Or Ovarian Cancer By Selvi Palaniappan, MS,CGC Coordinator, NSH Hereditary Cancer

Angelina Jolie drew major attention to hereditary cancer awareness when she revealed recently that she underwent a preventative double mastectomy. Jolie decided to have surgery after she tested positive for having a mutation in the BRCA-1 gene, a genetic mutation that sharply increases the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Though risk varies between women who have mutations in the BRCA gene, Jolie — whose doctors said she had an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer and a 50 percent chance of developing ovarian cancer — decided her risk was significant enough to take action. BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 are genes thought to be involved in DNA repair during cell division and regeneration. Everybody has two copies of each of these genes, one from their mother and one from their father. Mutations in these genes strongly increase the risk for developing cancer; in fact, they account for roughly 5-10 percent of all breast cancers and one in seven ovarian cancer cases. Men with a genetic mutation also have an increased risk of prostate and male breast cancer.

Though not all people with a BRCA mutation will develop cancer, they have a much higher risk for cancer. In fact, someone with a mutation is five times more likely to develop breast cancer than someone who doesn’t have one. Thanks to genetic testing, women (and men) who have a strong family history of cancer are able to assess their risk for cancer and opt to take preventive measures just like Jolie. However, it is important to note that a genetic test does not test for cancer, but those changes in genes that increase the risk of developing cancer. Genetic testing also can be done for a variety of other cancers, including endometrial, melanoma, pancreatic, kidney, stomach, and thyroid cancer. Testing is not for everyone, and typically only those with a strong family history or recent personal history of cancer should consider testing. Genetic counseling is recommended before and after genetic testing and

involves risk assessment based on the individual’s personal and family medical history. Genetic counseling is also helpful in discussing the technical accuracy of testing; the medical implications of a positive or a negative test result; the psychological risks and benefits of genetic test results; and the risk of passing a mutation to children. If it is recommended that you undergo genetic testing, your genetic counselor will take a saliva or blood sample to analyze your risk. If you have been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer before or have had more than two family members with an early onset of any type of hereditary cancer, you may want to talk to your

doctor about genetic testing. Knowledge is power, and genetic testing can be the first step to taking action against your hereditary cancer.

Northside Hospital Hereditary Cancer Program The hereditary cancer program at Northside helps you assess, understand and reduce your risk of developing certain inherited cancers, including breast, ovarian, endometrial, stomach, kidney, thyroid, pancreatic, melanoma and other rare cancers. For more information on Northside’s hereditary cancer services, genetic testing and genetic counseling, please visit cancerinstitute.



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What Your Hair Says ABOUT YOU By Jyl Craven Stylists sometimes say that they can tell a lot about a person by looking at your hair. Did you know scientists can actually tell you a biography’s worth of information about yourself simply by examining a strand of hair from your head? It’s true! By studying the isotopes that make up the proteins and amino acids in your hair, scientists can tell you:

Where You’re From University of Utah Geologist Thure Cerlin has created a database of hair isotopes from cities around the United States, and other scientists are working to develop a hair database of the entire world. Scientists can actually tell where you have lived just by examining a strand of your hair. If this reminds you of “CSI,” it should. Detectives are already using the technology to identify unknown crime victims found far from home. Different parts of the length of the hair will show a whole timeline of a person’s movements around the country — the longer your hair, the more of your story it will tell. This new science could be a huge breakthrough in missing persons’ investigations — and it all comes down to a single strand of hair.

Your Eating Habits Most of us think eating habits show up in our waistlines and skin; but, did you know your eating habits also manifest in your hair? By studying the proteins and amino acids in your hair, scientists can determine what kinds of foods you are eating — if you prefer meat to fish, or stick to a vegetarian or vegan diet. This science has been especially useful in studying ancient peoples in an attempt to determine ancient diets.

Your Health Your hair might be trying to tell you that you’re about to have a heart attack! Your hair shows the amount of the stress hormone cortisol that your body produces. By testing the levels of cortisol in your hair, scientists may be able to predict your risk for a heart attack. In fact, they’ve already shown that people who have had a heart attack within the past three months showed the highest levels of cortisol in their hair. In the hands of a scientist, what would your hair say about you? Jyl Craven of Jyl Craven Hair Design of Canton. 770-345-9411,




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Dive-In Movie

The Painted Pig Tavern

What could be more fun for your kids than floating in a tube in the pool while watching a family-friendly movie? The Cherokee Aquatic Center will host “Dive-In” movie night at 6-8 p.m., August 24, at its Olympic-size indoor pool. Tubes will be provided. Tickets can be purchased at the aquatic center. Movie (rated G or PG) is TBA. 1200 Gresham Pkwy., Holly Springs



The Painted Pig Tavern hosts “Comedy Night” every Saturday at 8 p.m. While you’re there, enjoy the full restaurant and bar for a night of dinner, drinks and comedic entertainment all right in one place! The restaurant also offers nightly drink specials and events, including live music. 190 E. Main St., Canton

HONU SUP Boarding Even though August is back to school for many of us, the calendar still reads “Summer.” Why not try a new activity? Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, or SUP Boarding, is fun, easy and right here on Lake Allatoona. Honu Stand-Up Paddle Board ( founder Kim Hillhouse offers lessons, rentals and tours for any skill level. 6986 Bells Ferry Road, Canton


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Mustard’s Last Stand Famous for foot-long hot dogs, Mustard’s Last Stand also offers triple-decker Rueben sandwiches, soups, homemade lasagna, pizza, calzones, traditional Southern side dishes like okra and Brunswick stew, and so much more we can’t list it all. Mustard’s Last Stand also serves breakfast, dinner to go, and offers catering. 514 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock




Canton Police Welcomes New Assistant Chief

Northside Hospital-Cherokee Honored for Community Service Northside Hospital-Cherokee was honored with The Rotary Club of Canton’s inaugural Community Partnership Service in recognition of its support of the club’s endeavors and of other community organizations throughout Cherokee County. Any corporate entity that has contributed to Pictured (left to right): Northside Hospitalvolunteerism, service-learning Cherokee CEO Billy Hayes; Rotary Club of or civic engagement, and has Canton Board Member Larry Woolard; and made significant contributions 2012-13 Rotary Club of Canton President in the areas of corporate social Jeff Mitchell. responsibility, philanthropy and general support to the nonprofit sector in the Cherokee Community is eligible for the award. The award was accepted by Northside Hospital-Cherokee CEO Billy Hayes, who was at the club’s meeting to present a program on the hospital’s expansion in the community.

Canton Rotary Named District Club of the Year The Rotary Club of Canton was selected recently as Club of the Year for Rotary District 6910. The award capped off the club’s 2012-13 year, which included significant community service, a profitable charitable fundraiser and other achievements. Outgoing Canton Rotary President Jeff Mitchell (United Community Bank) passed the gavel to 2013-14 President Kim Alison Higgins (right) is presented Loesing (MUST Ministries) at the club’s with The Rotary Club of Canton’s annual “Changing of the Guard” dinner. Rotarian of the Year and Avenues New officers and board members also were of Service awards by Jeff Mitchell, installed: President-Elect Hugh Beavers 2012-13 club president. (Community Bank & Trust); Secretary Jerry Cooper (Cherokee County Manager); Treasurer Steve Garrison (Canton Tire & Wheel); Sgt. At Arms Rand Bagwell (Northside Pharmacy); and new board members Becky Babcock (ERA Sunrise Realty) and Kelly Geiken (Edward Jones Investments). Mitchell will serve as vice president, the title given to the immediate past president. Rotarian Alison Higgins (Northside Hospital-Cherokee) was presented with both the Rotarian of the Year and Avenues of Service awards in recognition of her work during the past Rotary year, including serving as secretary, chairing the annual “Affair to Remember” fundraiser, and co-chairing the “Breakfast with Santa” event. 18

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Mark J. Mitchell, assistant chief of Canton Police Dept.

Mark J. Mitchell was sworn in July 25 as the new assistant chief of Canton Police Dept. The position had been vacant since August 2012. Mitchell’s law enforcement experience includes more than 20 years with Newtown County Sheriff’s Office in Covington, Ga. He started as a Patrol Deputy in 1992 and advanced over the years to his most recent position as commander of the Uniform Division. He has a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Troy University and graduated from the 207th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. “Mitchell has constantly displayed a high level of personal integrity and demonstrated an exceptional mastery of professional skills. He has a calm and even temperament and is known for his high level of energy and enthusiasm for the job,” said Canton Police Chief Robert Merchant. Mitchell said he is honored to have been selected as Canton Police Dept.’s new assistant chief. “I want to help this department continue to build an organization of which the citizens can be extremely proud, can trust and fully recognize that we will be out there every day dedicated and committed to fulfilling the department’s mission of improving the quality of life for the people of Canton.”

OFFICE 365 For Home & Business By Scott Lavelle Although Fortune 500 has ranked Microsoft as the No. 35 company in the world for 2013, Microsoft’s product branding still can be unclear. For example, Microsoft offers two different Office 365 programs: one for home and one for business. Here’s a glimpse at the unique features of each Office 365 program and how they apply to your home or office use. For Home: The full name is actually Office 365 Home Premium. It is basically a “leased” version of the Office software suite, with a few online extras. The Home subscription costs $99/year or $9.99/month, which entitles the buyer to

the full Office Professional Plus software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher and Access) for up to five computers in the home. To “purchase” a single copy of this suite would cost $399 for one computer, or $1,995 for five users. Additionally, the subscription entitles users to the newest versions of Office as they are released. Along with the Office software, users also get online “web app” versions of the programs and 20GB of online storage space through SkyDrive for saving and sharing documents with the whole family. For Business: This is also a Microsoft subscription service, but in its most basic form. Its focus is online email for small business. The pricing is $5/mailbox/ month when purchased yearly or $6/mailbox/month when paid monthly. This enables access to a 25GB Exchange email account, which includes a calendar, contacts and tasks — all available through Outlook, compatible webmail clients,

or mobile devices like an iPhone/iPad, Android and Windows phone support. They sync automatically, meaning they are filed or deleted on all devices. Also included is SkyDrive Pro (also known as SharePoint online). This allows licensed users to save 7GB of information each of their own and 10GB for shared space. The Lync instant messaging system allows business users to send quick text messages, share desktop applications for collaboration, and communicate via audio and video. For a premium price, you can add Office 2013 Professional Plus Suite to the Office 365 Business subscription. It includes all of the programs of the Home version referenced above.

Scott Lavelle is the Co-Owner/ Technical Director of Technical Resource Solutions. 678-928-9491,



For more than 100 years, United Way of Greater Atlanta has been the most effective organization in improving the lives of the residents of Greater Atlanta’s 13-county region. United Way focuses on the whole individual and the whole community. United Way focuses on the building blocks of a quality life: helping children succeed in school, improving the financial stability of families, providing affordable and accessible health care for all, and ending homelessness, while also continuing to address urgent and basic human care. The goal is to provide interconnected solutions so that individuals and families have the best chance of success. United Way has been engaged with the Cherokee County community since the early 1990s and has been striving to ensure all individuals

and families have opportunities to thrive. One of the ways that United Way has been present in Cherokee County is through its 2-1-1 Contact Center, which is a free, confidential service. By calling 2-1-1 or visiting, anyone can get help or give help, day or night, seven days a week, 365 days a year. United Way staff can assist callers in more than 140 different languages. In addition, callers can reach the 2-1-1 Contact Center via live chat, email, text and website requests. In June, United Way’s 2-1-1 agents received 160 calls from Cherokee County alone. Last year, United Way 2-1-1 received more than 1,800 calls from residents in Cherokee County. Reasons for calls ranged from electric bill assistance to donation pick-ups, to locating summer programs to volunteer opportunities. United Way 2-1-1 is an invaluable community resource that anyone can use. More than 32 Cherokee Countybased companies, including the Cherokee County government and schools, supported United Way last year in raising more than $498,000, which was invested back into

the community. More than 25 individuals volunteered their time to United Way as members of the County Advisory Board or Campaign Cabinet. United Way supports many agencies in Cherokee County that work together to make the county a better place to live, work and play for all. Such agencies as Goodwill; the American Red Cross; Girl Scouts; Boys and Girls Club; Outdoor YMCA; MUST Ministries; Anna Crawford Child Advocacy Center; CASA for Children; Cherokee Family Violence Center; Goshen Valley Boys Ranch; and more are supported by United Way donations. United Way takes on big issues and big ideas, and invites you to be a part of the solution! Volunteering, being an advocate for those who have no voice or issues that matter to us all, and donating money are just a few ways you can get involved and help your community. To learn more about helping make a difference in your county, visit www. Together, we can Be Greater Atlanta! 20

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Academic Retired Principal Honored by Rachel’s Challenge Karen Hawley, who retired as principal of Freedom Middle School at the end of the 2012-13 school year, was honored as the Rachel’s Challenge Principal of the Year at the organization’s Karen Hawley (right), Challenge former principal of Freedom Educational Summit, Middle School, recently was held recently at named Rachel’s Challenge the Gaylord Texan Principal of the Year. She Resort in Grapevine, is congratulated by Virdie Texas. Rachel’s Montgomery, for whom the Challenge is named award is named. after Rachel Scott, the first person killed in the Columbine High School shootings in 1999 in Columbine, Colo. The program promotes anti-bullying education, taught through acts of love and kindness. Freedom Middle School, supported by its PTA, has participated in Rachel’s Challenge for the past five years.

CCSD Launches Cyber Academy Students in Cherokee County School District (CCSD) middle and high schools now can participate in online learning through digital and virtual coursework offered by CCSD’s new Cherokee Cyber Connection Academy (C3 Academy). Initial credit will be issued through Georgia Virtual School (GaVS) or other providers from the Georgia Online Clearinghouse. There is no cost for CCSD high school and middle school students to take GaVS online courses during the regular instructional day, and computer access will be provided. Students have a choice of options, which include combining online and traditional classes; this allows students to create schedules customized to their learning needs — such as online classes for core subjects like English and math, and traditional class settings for electives like Fine Arts or Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) courses. Students may take online courses in addition to the regular sixperiod instructional day for a fee. Enrollment in GaVS classes taken on a CCSD school campus will be first-come, first-served if interest exceeds the number of available computers and approved teacherstaff ratios at the school site. Students must take the End of Course Test in any course requiring this test. All GaVS courses employ an online teacher and require a final exam.

Canton School Creates Care Closet Canton Elementary School STEM Academy’s PTA has created a Care Closet to help meet the needs of its children and families throughout the school year. Chick-fil-A at Canton Marketplace and Riverstone Parkway supported the school PTA’s efforts by offering a free chicken biscuit or sandwich to those who donated requested toiletry items for the Care Closet. Beth Long, principal of Canton Elementary School, says, “We are excited about this special project and grateful to Kevin Williams and his staff at Chickfil-A for their support!”

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FREE PLANTS By Louise Estabrook You can get free plants by propagating shrubs already growing in your yard. Mid-summer is an ideal time to collect softwood cuttings from your favorite landscape plants. Always take cuttings from vigorous, healthy growth, preferably from the upper part of the plant. Avoid taking stem cuttings from any plants showing signs of insect injury or disease damage. For best rooting results, take cuttings that are four to six inches long from this year’s growth. Cut the base or bottom end at a slant just below a leaf or bud for optimum rooting response. Although some plants, like gardenias, usually will form roots when placed in a

glass of water, this is not the best way to propagate most plants. A mixture of onehalf coarse construction-grade sand and one-half peat moss makes a good media for cuttings to develop healthy root systems. Another option is to purchase a sterile rooting or potting soil mixture at a local garden center. These mixes easily soak up water, yet provide good aeration for proper air and water movement throughout the soil. The rooting or soil mixture itself can be placed in almost any type of container or pot as long as the container has drainage holes. You will be much more successful in getting new roots to form on the cuttings if you first dip or dust the ends into a rooting powder. These rooting products, sold under various trade names and available at most garden centers or plant nurseries, contain a hormone that causes tissue in the cuttings to readily form new roots.

Next, insert the ends of the cuttings approximately two inches deep in the soil mixture. Water them well and then cover your container with a plastic tent, if possible. In essence, you will be creating a mini-greenhouse, which will decrease water loss and stress and will increase rooting response. Place the container with your cuttings in an area that receives bright light, but not direct sunlight. Plants differ in their ability to be propagated by cuttings. Experience has shown us not to try propagating dogwoods, redbuds, mimosas or Southern magnolias, but do try your other favorite landscape plants. The new plants are free!

Louise Estabrook is the Agricultural and Natural Resources agent for the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. 770-479-0418, www.caes.



By Reid Trego, Huntington Learning Center As the new school year begins, students face a wide range of emotions.Your child may be anxious to enter a new school or a new grade; excited to go back to school to see friends; afraid of what this school year may bring; or even relieved as they resume their routine schedule. As parents, we have the same feelings for almost the exact same reasons. We should take this time to reset expectations with our children and develop good homework and study habits that will set the stage for a successful school year.

Time. Depending on the age and grade of your child, determine a reasonable amount of time that your child should spend on homework. Ask your child’s teacher what amount of time is expected. A rule of thumb is that kids spend about 10 minutes per grade level on homework; a thirdgrader should spend 30 minutes, while a ninth-grader should spend about 90 minutes. Structure. Identify a consistent

homework location in your home preferably not the kitchen table.The kitchen table may be convenient because it’s in a central location, but it’s also a place with high distractions because it’s in a central location.Your child should work at a desk in his room or in another quiet space in the


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house. Have that space neatly stocked with sharp pencils, erasers, paper, good lighting, a dictionary and a computer or calculator, if needed. When homework problems get out of control, consider going to the library to break up the bad pattern that has developed.

Schedule. Use a family calendar to keep organized with all of your activities. We use Google Calendar at my house. We each have our own calendar, so we can see where we all need to be at what times, and we hold a family meeting on Sunday nights to discuss the upcoming week’s schedule. It’s not enough to just schedule band practice, piano lessons, chess club and football practice. Schedule time each day for homework also. But before you do all of that, block out time each day for your child to play. Most importantly, make sure your child is involved in creating the schedule, so there is a buyin. Besides being a great life skill and an amazing organizational tool, another benefit of using a family calendar is that you don’t have to be the bad guy anymore. If the calendar says it’s homework time, then it’s homework time! Responsibility. Our kids need

to know that their homework is their responsibility. Executing homework responsibilities successfully accomplishes more than just helping your child get better grades.The

homework process teaches your child autonomy, determination, perseverance, time management, goal setting, communication and, most importantly, independence. The most common sources of frustration with homework are lack of confidence and/or motivation, poor organization and skill deficiency. Most students who struggle with homework due to these factors have weak skill areas that create low confidence in their own ability to be successful with their schoolwork, which drags down motivation to learn more skills. It becomes a downward spiral — a cycle that is very hard to reverse. Working with school teachers and administrators or seeking supplemental support from a local learning center are great ways to end the frustration and family discord that rears its head nightly at homework time. For now, reset the expectations with the new school year and implement good habits from the start — and stick to them. When you fail to follow through at some point (and you will), don’t beat yourself up. Just continue to strive toward being a perfect parent, and you may actually be awesome.

Reid Trego is executive director of Huntington Learning Center in Woodstock. 678-445-4746,

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Elementary Schools

Knox Elementary School

Avery Elementary School

151 River Bend Way Canton, GA 30114 (770) 345-4307 Principal: Tammy Sandell

6391 East Cherokee Drive Canton, GA 30115 (770) 479-6200 Principal: Pam Spencer

Ball Ground Elementary School 480 Old Canton Road Ball Ground, GA 30107 (770) 735-3366 Principal: Doug Knott

Canton Elementary School 712 Marietta Highway Canton, GA 30114 (770) 720-6100 Principal: Beth Long

Clayton Elementary School 221 Upper Burris Road Canton, GA 30114 (770) 479-2550 Principal: John Hultquist

Free Home Elementary School 12525 Cumming Highway Canton, GA 30115 (770) 887-5738 Principal: Karen Carl

Hasty Elementary School 205 Brown Industrial Parkway Canton, GA 30114 (770) 479-1600 Principal: Izell McGruder

Hickory Flat Elementary School 2755 East Cherokee Drive Canton, GA 30115 (770) 345-6841 Principal: Keith Ingram

Holly Springs Elementary School 1965 Hickory Road Canton, GA 30115 (770) 345-5035 Principal: Dianne Steinbeck

Indian Knoll Elementary School 3635 Univeter Road Canton, GA 30115 Principal: Ann Gazell


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Liberty Elementary School 10500 Bells Ferry Road Canton, GA 30114 (770) 345-6411 Principal: Nicole Holmes

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Macedonia Elementary School 10370 East Cherokee Drive Canton, GA 30115 (770) 479-3429 Principal: Tammy Castleberry

R.M. Moore Elementary School 1375 Puckett Road Waleska, GA 30183 (770) 479-3978 Principal: Jan Adamson

Sixes Elementary School 20 Ridge Road Canton, GA 30114 (770) 345-3070 Principal: Deborah Kelly

Middle Schools Creekland Middle School 1555 Owens Store Road Canton, GA 30115 (770) 479-3200 Principal: Deborah Wiseman

Dean Rusk Middle School 4695 Hickory Road Canton, GA 30115 (770) 345-2832 Principal: Cindy Cooper

Freedom Middle School 10550 Bells Ferry Road Canton, GA 30114 (770) 345-4100 Principal: Shelia Grimes

Woodstock Middle School 2000 Towne Lake Hills South Drive Woodstock, GA 30189 (770) 592-3516 Principal: Mark Smith

High Schools Cherokee High School 930 Marietta Highway Canton, GA 30114 (770) 479-4112 Principal: Debra Murdock

Creekview High School 1550 Owens Store Road Canton, GA 30115 (770) 720-7600 Principal: Adrian Thomason

Sequoyah High School 4485 Hickory Road Canton, GA 30115 (770) 345-1474 Principal: Elliott Berman

Woodstock High School 2010 Towne Lake Hills South Drive Woodstock, GA 30189 (770) 592-3500 Principal: Paul Weir

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Cherokee Charter Academy

8871 Knox Bridge Road Canton, GA 30114 (770) 479-7077 Principal: Susan Zinkil

2126 Sixes Road Canton, GA 30114 (678) 385-7322 Principal: Scott O’Prey

Happy Dogs

DON’T BITE Our little, black, adopted rescue dog, Lexie, has endeared herself to our family so much that we joke she’s an adopted sister of our daughters, Grace and Mary. Lexie, a pug-terrier mix, weighs 19 pounds. She is a very happy dog who is well-fed, well-groomed, wellloved and well-cared for by our family. She’s a content, obedient dog. She wants to please us and is a delight. Since she wholeheartedly trusts us as her caretakers, she’s very content and secure. That’s how God wants us to be with Him; fully trusting Him to tenderly care for us, to protect us and provide for our every need. Then, we feel totally content and secure.

By Polly Balint

When I take Lexie for long walks in our neighborhood, she’s so obedient that I’m able to let her run alongside me without her leash. I put it back on her only as a courtesy when we approach fellow joggers and walkers, then take it off again. She always stays near me as we make our way down the sidewalk. Recently, as we approached an older couple, I put Lexie’s leash on her and jokingly said, “Look out, she is a vicious dog!” The lady smiled, looked down at Lexie and said, “I don’t think so.” I thought my comment was funny because Lexie is not only small but also happy, secure, friendly and doesn’t lash out to bite.

Lexie’s personality and behavior reflect the attitude we’re instructed to have in Proverbs 15:15: “A cheerful heart has a continual feast.” Lexie entertains our family with her happy heart, and it’s contagious. What about the rest of us? Are we spreading joy into the lives of others? Dogs are God’s creatures, too. He uses everything, including dogs, to teach us about Himself and His ways. An angry person barks out responses with impatience and anger, much like a rabid, vicious, stray dog. However, “A cheerful look brings joy to the heart,” (Proverbs 15:30). Think about what happens to you physically, mentally and spiritually when someone smiles at you. It’s hard not to smile back, isn’t it?

Polly Balint is founder of That Girl Marketing LLC; a women’s Bible study leader and encourager; and author/ producer of the “Totally Devoted” women’s devotional series and conferences.





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Cardiology Services Cardiac Consultation Cardiovascular Screenings Pacemaker Evaluations Stress Testing Echocardiogram Transesophageal Echocardiography • Cardiac Catheterization • Nuclear Cardiology • • • • • •


or many patients and their families, it’s disconcerting to learn they have been diagnosed with heart

problems — and understandably so. Heart issues can become critical health issues that can interfere with quality of life and longevity. Fortunately, advancements in cardiology have made it possible for physicians to treat many heart problems without bypass surgery, according to Dr. Sanjay Lall of Northside Cherokee Cardiology in Woodstock. “As cardiac technology has advanced in recent years, doctors have more tools to collect and evaluate more types of data to assess heart health,” says Dr. Lall. “In addition, there are more treatments — including more

Common Risk Factors to Heart Health • • • • •

High Cholesterol High Blood Pressure Diabetes Smoking Obesity/Overweight

medicinal therapies and stent options — that have proven highly effective in improving overall heart function without the need for bypass surgery. Very few patients nowadays require bypass surgery.” Dr. Lall and Dr. Gregory Petro have worked together at Northside Cherokee Cardiology since 2011. Both boardcertified cardiologists with more than 20 years’ combined experience, they provide comprehensive cardiology services that include electrocardiogram, or EKG; stress echocardiography; nuclear stress testing; catheterization; pacemaker evaluation; cholesterol and blood pressure management; and other cardiac care. Dr. Lall specializes in preventative and non-invasive cardiology, with a particular interest in cardiovascular imaging. Dr. Petro has special training in nuclear stress testing, diagnostic cardiac catheterization, 2D echocardiography, stress echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography.



Dr. Petro also specializes in transradial catheterization, a recent advancement that allows doctors to implant heart catheters in the wrist instead of the groin. The procedure not only reduces the risk of blood clots but also presents less discomfort and inconvenience to patients. “The transradial catheterization procedure is fairly easy on patients — they don’t have to lay flat for a long period, monitor or change out any equipment, or limit heavy lifting as they would with a groin catheter,” says Dr. Petro. “There is no down time essentially; most patients walk out of the office within 30 minutes of the procedure. It’s revolutionized heart catheterization.” As a small practice, Northside Cherokee Cardiology offers individual, quality patient care. Drs. Lall and Petro are the only full-time cardiologists in all of Cherokee County. “We believe in one-on-one individual attention,” says Dr. Lall. “Patients can trust that they will always see one of us. We value the doctor-patient relationship and do our best to provide same-day appointments, monitoring and testing. We take time with our patients to break down the issues into terms they can understand. The more we can educate patients, the more they can do for themselves in reducing risk factors and taking better overall care of their hearts.” “Our new office space is bigger and better so that Northside Cherokee Cardiology’s comprehensive care also includes weight

we can better serve our patients,” says Dr. Lall,

loss intervention. As Dr. Petro explains, other doctors may have prescribed

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in Canton will provide patients even more access to

complications. “Patients who require medical assistance with weight loss

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completed in 2015. “It’s exciting and rewarding to

pressure, cholesterol, exercise, body mass index and heart disease,” he says.

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won’t put patients’ hearts at further risk.” Dr. Petro also notes that patients with a body mass index of 40 or higher are candidates for bariatric surgery. Northside Hospital celebrates its 30th anniversary this year as the first hospital in Georgia to provide bariatric surgery. Northside Hospital’s commitment to providing high-quality communitybased medical care by experienced, well-educated physicians, nurses and professionals is supported by the recent opening of the new Northside Cherokee Towne Lake Medical Office Building (MOB) in Woodstock.

Dr. Sanjay Lall

Dr. Gregory Petro

To meet the needs of the growing Cherokee County area, Drs. Lall and Petro moved Northside Cherokee Cardiology to the new Towne Lake MOB. The new Northside Cherokee Cardiology office is double the size of the previous office, at approximately 5,000 square feet, and features

900 Towne Lake Parkway, Suite 400, Woodstock

Phone 770-924-5095

new, state-of-the-art equipment and rooms; easy accessibility and good

visibility off of I-575 and Towne Lake Parkway; and free garage parking.

*Affiliated with Northside Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute


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WHAT MAKES A Good Service Company? By Fred Hawkins Good customer service is the life force that keeps any business alive. You can offer discounts and promotions to gain new customers, but you will never gain a solid customer base or be profitable unless new customers come back a second or third time. If you don’t take care of the customers, someone else will. Competition is great; but to be a great service company, you must be better than your competition.

Always answer the phone. Answer the phone with a smile — customers can tell. If you are not in the office, forward calls to a live person. Customers do not want to talk to a machine. Talk to the customers with genuine concern. They are the lifeblood of your company. Make sure the person who answers the

phone understands that customers are doing the company a favor by calling. After all, they could have called any other company for the service.

Keep Clients updated. If you have to move or cancel appointments, always let customers know in advance of the scheduled time for service. Let the customers know about potential safety concerns on products, services or code changes. Keep customers in the loop on new products and energy-saving technology. After the completed service, explain thoroughly how and what service was done so the customers understand why they needed the service. Answer any concerns or complaints that customers may have. A quick way to lose a client is to not explain or fix something you messed up. Always offer a warranty and honor that

warranty with prompt service.

Train your staff and technicians. Teach them to be helpful, courteous and knowledgeable. Drug and background test all employees. Provide the office staff and field technicians with the proper information and tools to do a great customer job. Dress the office and technicians to succeed. Employees need to take pride in their appearance. The same is true of company vehicles as well. This will reflect on the customer of what kind of a company and service you provide. Do the right thing: be honest and trustworthy. Ultimately, you and your company will benefit.

Fred Hawkins is owner of H&H Electric and Security LLC. (770) 735-1136,



Seeing Clearly Again With

Lasik Eye Surgery By Kyle Edwards, O.D.

LASIK, or refractive eye surgery, is a highly successful vision-correcting medical procedure that is designed to reduce dependency of glasses and contact lenses. It is aimed at reducing or correcting vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism — all of which affect the eye’s ability to focus on images both near and far away. The cornea is the part of the eye that helps light focus an image onto the retina, which then sends the image to be interpreted by the brain. LASIK, which stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, utilizes either a laser or a mechanical blade called a microkeratome to create a hinged flap on the most superficial layer

on the cornea. The most current technology utilizes bladeless laser technology for corneal flap formation. This is widely accepted in the medical community as the safest surgical way with minimal sightthreatening risk to obtain the quickest recovery following the procedure. After the flap is created, computer-controlled pulses of cool laser light are applied to the inner layers of the cornea. The laser will make a ticking sound as it pulses, reshaping the eye to mimic the patient’s glasses or contact lens prescription. An eye-tracking device used during the procedure tracks eye movements up to 4,000 times per second for precise correction. LASIK is not for everyone. Potential LASIK candidates should be 18 years of age or older and have stable vision. It is necessary for eyes to be healthy overall, including no

glaucoma, cataracts, severe suffering of dry eyes or corneal disease/injury. Candidates should not be pregnant, nursing, or have certain active autoimmune conditions. Often, your eye doctor can recommend a reputable LASIK provider who is fellowshiptrained in corneal surgery. Many LASIK centers provide complimentary consultations to evaluate your candidacy for surgery. Cost of surgery is often reflective of the experience of the surgeon, available technology and safety standards. Be sure to ask your eye doctor about the role he/she will play throughout your LASIK surgery process. Visit for more information regarding LASIK and refractive eye surgery. Jessica Bailey, clinical director at TLC Laser Eye Centers Atlanta, contributed to this article.

Dr. Kyle Edwards is an optometrist at Edwards Eye Care in Woodstock. 770479-0222,



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Submitted by Julie Little

3 cups sifted cake flour (sift, then measure, then sift again with the baking powder and salt) 3 tsp. baking powder • 4 eggs, unbeaten ½ tsp. salt • 1 tsp. vanilla flavoring 1 cup butter • ½ tsp. almond flavoring 2 cups sugar • 1 cup milk

Directions Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Cream butter until very soft. Add sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, creaming after each addition until light and fluffy (will require total of @10 minutes on mixer). Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add flavorings. Add flour mixture alternatively with milk, beating until smooth. Bake at 350 degrees in three 9-inch layer pans, (greased, floured and lined on bottoms with wax paper) for 35 minutes or until done and lightly browned.

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Directions Place egg whites, sugar, salt, water and corn syrup in the top of a double boiler. Place pan over boiling water (not touching the bottom of the pan). Beat constantly on high speed with electric mixer for 7 minutes. Beat in vanilla for one more minute. Mix 2 cups of frosting with 1 can crushed pineapple (well drained). This is your filling to spread on top of the bottom and middle layers. Spread top layer and sides of cake generously with frosting and then cover completely with sweetened shredded coconut.

Recipe is from the “Gatherings & Traditions Cookbook,” produced by the Service League of Cherokee County. The Service League of Cherokee County has been working to meet the needs of the children of Cherokee County since 1935. In addition to the cookbook, the organization’s fundraising efforts include the annual Riverfest arts and crafts festival; “Run for the Children” 5K Walk/1-mile Fun Run; and Annual Ball, featuring the “Dancing for the Children” competition.”


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I grew up as city girl in Birmingham, Ala., with very little experience or knowledge of a farm. But I recall fondly those times when my cousins and I would sit with our grandmother and snap fresh beans, shuck corn husks, pick tomatoes from the garden and get freshly lain eggs from her hens. I felt a sense of pride in knowing that I had played a small role in the savory spread that “Mammaw” would cook up — as only she could — from her small garden farm. Topping it all off were Mammaw’s made-from-scratch thin biscuits, dusted with just the right amount of flour, and homemade muscadine jam! Are you hungry yet? If you’re feeling a little nostalgic for fresh foods and homemade goods like your grandmother made, you’re in luck. There has been a recent revival of farmers’ markets in local communities all across the country, and Cherokee County is no exception. Farmers’ markets are about more than just fresh food, though; they’re about community. When you buy from a farmers’ market, you support your community by boosting the local economy. When you buy from a farmers’ market, you support local farmers and merchants who depend on your business to provide for their families. Maybe best of all, when you visit a farmers’ market, you experience the local flavor and friendships that define “community.” Make plans to check out the different farmers’ markets in your area today!

Cannon Park on Main Street, Downtown Canton, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturdays through October 26 Canton Farmers’ Market features fresh produce (including many organic items) by Georgia farmers, along with homemade goods and handcrafted items by local artisans. Patrons can enjoy cooking demonstrations, live entertainment and kids’ activities as well. At press time, Canton Farmers’ Market was ranked 2nd in the state in the “I Love My Farmers’ Market Celebration” contest by American Farmland Trust (contest ends September 9).

362 Stringer Road, Canton 8:30-11:30 a.m., Saturdays through August 31 Sponsored by the Cherokee County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, Cherokee Fresh Market is located on the Cagle Family Farm. Locally produced items include fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, home-baked goods and handcrafted items. Stop by August 24 for the Cherokee Pie Challenge finals.

4864 Cumming Hwy., Canton 9 a.m.-7 p.m., daily This community market is a throwback to your grandparents’ old country store. Open daily year-round, Cherokee Market offers fresh vegetables, fruit, organic breads, and homemade jams and sauces — all produced locally in Cherokee County and throughout Georgia. You’ll also find bottled soft drinks on ice in the oldfashioned Coca-Cola cooler, along with other retro goods and décor that will make you nostalgic for the “good ol’ days.” Owner Lisa Meyer guarantees everything fresh and delicious. Some longtime customers even stop by after hours and leave their money under the door!

2335 Sixes Road, Canton 2-7 p.m., Tuesdays, through October 29 Located in the BridgeMill community, this farmers’ market features more than 30

vendors offering locally grown produce (fresh Georgia peaches), gourmet prepared foods (fruit sorbet) and artisan crafts (jewelry and home-sewn items). Look for special events to coincide with the River Church Farmers’ Market, such as photo contests and the recent Salsa Festival that included a homemade salsa challenge contest.

Reinhardt University parking lot, Hwy. 140 at 108, Downtown Waleska 4:15-7:30 p.m., Thursdays, through October 24 The Waleska Farmers’ Market has expanded from twice a month last year to now weekly. It features locally grown plants, fruits and vegetables; handmade pottery and candles; homemade baked goods; and much more. At press time, Waleska Farmers’ Market was ranked 3rd in the state in the “I Love My Farmers’ Market Celebration” contest by American Farmland Trust (contest ends September 9).

City Center parking lot, Towne Lake Parkway at Main Street, Downtown Woodstock 8:30-11:30 a.m., Saturdays, through October 26 Presented by Cherokee Bank, the Main Street Woodstock Farmers’ Market expanded last year to mid-October due to popular demand. The market offers plenty of fresh produce, plants and homemade goods, including bath and body products. Cherokee County Farm Bureau hosts special events at the market on the first Saturday of the month.





By Drs. Keith West, Michael McNeel, Thaddeus Fabian, Keith Hanna & John Symbas While women historically have made up more than 90 percent of plastic surgery consumers, men have been turning to the wide variety of invasive and non-invasive plastic surgical procedures in increasing numbers over the years. Since 2000, surgical and non-surgical plastic surgery procedures for men have increased by 22 percent. For plastic surgical procedures related to the breast, the most popular procedures for women are breast augmentation, breast lifts and reductions. For men, one of the fastest-growing procedures is gynecomastia surgery, or reduction of the enlarged male


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breast. This surgical procedure corrects for over-development of breast tissue in men, a condition that is more common than most think and can present itself in men of any age as a result of hormonal changes, heredity condition, a medical condition or drug usage. Men with this condition often find that diet and exercise do not improve their appearance, and often suffer negative emotional side effects and even let the condition affect leading an active lifestyle. Fortunately, men are realizing they have viable options to correct this situation. Gynecomastia surgery grew 5 percent in 2012 over the previous year — second only to facelifts, which increased by 6 percent. For women, breast augmentation remains the most popular procedure, partly because the options available for natural-looking breast implants are greater than ever. Many new products from established and reputable companies have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration within the last few years, giving women many more choices to find the right look for them.

One option is called “gummy bear” implants, which offer a more naturallooking shape and contour. Another recently approved implant (after six years of data collection) provides more of a “teardrop” shape, mimicking the silhouette of a natural breast. Women who had augmentation surgery previously may want to switch to one of the newer implant options on the market today. Whatever your desire, a board-certified plastic surgeon can discuss viable options tailored to your specific needs. It’s important to note that the gold standard is certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery; that, along with solid references, will help you chose a highly trained surgeon who is right for you. *Statistics provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2012 Statistics Drs. West, McNeel, Fabian, Hanna and Symbas are plastic surgeons at Marietta Plastic Surgery. They are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 770-425-0118,

GOD’S TRUTH ABOUT MARRIAGE By George Anderson, D. Min. “What should we do?” I’ve been asked that question more than once lately. After the recent Supreme Court ruling on marriage, someone asked me, “Pastor, what are you going to do?” I understood the question this way: Am I going to change my message? Will I allow the prevailing winds of culture to determine my course?

“The erosion of traditional Christian values — which has been happening for decades — is speeding up.”

My first response is: How can I? Changing my message is not an option for me. It’s not my message. Never was. It’s God’s message. I’m just the boy throwing the paper. If I come to a place where I have to edit God’s Word to stay in the ministry, then that will be the exit ramp for me.

We are living in unsettling times. The erosion of traditional Christian values — which has been happening for decades — is speeding up. What used to be “wrong” is the new normal. What used to be “right” is now considered intolerance. Conservative people are feeling the pressure to conform. The real villains are Christians who cling to the Bible as God’s infallible guide to life. (By the way, these folks are my heroes!) So, when will I wise up and get with the program? I don’t need to. Those people are looking for the truth. I’ve found it. I’m not being egotistical; I don’t claim to have invented the truth. God is the source of truth. I believe in God and His Word, and that is the end of it. Psalm 11:3 states, “When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” When the foundations of everything we believe in are shaken, what do good people do? Keep being good! Archimedes said, “Give me a lever long enough, and a place whereon to stand, and I will move the world.” Well, God’s unchanging Word is the place where you can stand. Now, go move the world!

George Anderson is senior pastor of First Baptist Church Canton. 770-479-5538,



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Business After Hours Sponsored by WellStar. RSVP by 5 p.m. on August 23, 2013. There is no charge to attend. Tuesday, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Located at Towne Lake Imaging Center, 120 Stonebridge Parkway, Suite 300 in Woodstock.

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Good Morning Cherokee RSVP by 5 p.m. on September 3, 2013. Sponsored by United Way. Advanced Registration: $15; No Reservation: $20; NonMembers: $25. Thursday, 7 a.m. Located at 1130 Bluffs Parkway in Canton; Northside HospitalCherokee Conference Center Cherokee County Administration Building.

185 West Main St., Suite J, Canton 770-479-3461 Marketing/Graphic Design


Business After Hours Sponsored by The Wheeler House. RSVP by 5 p.m. on September 20, 2013. There is no charge to attend. Tuesday, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Located at 510 Gilmer Ferry Road in Ball Ground.


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CRPA — Blankets Creek Bike Trails Sixes Road off of I-575 770-924-7768 Government/County


THE PRESSURE By Kellie Baxter, D.C.

If you are one of the millions of Americans whose blood pressure has been on the rise, I have some great ways for you to get it down to normal levels naturally. First, get regular adjustments. Studies have shown that adjustments or manipulations to the upper cervical spine (neck) can significantly reduce blood pressure. A study conducted at the University of Chicago hypertension center followed participants for eight weeks post-treatment and found that the participants continued to have significantly lower blood pressure. Another study used cold laser to reduce blood pressure. A randomized clinical trial was performed using a cold laser for eight minutes to specific acupuncture points. The treatment groups received at least 12 treatments over a 90-day period, and the study resulted in a significant decrease in both systolic and diastolic blood pressures. Performing activities such as regular exercise, yoga and meditation have also been shown to help reduce blood pressure. Massage promotes relaxation and reduces stress and tension throughout the body, thus lowering your blood pressure. Massage, chiropractic adjustments, cold laser and exercise all cause your body to release endorphins, which are natural painkillers. Endorphins have been shown to help lower blood pressure, boost the immune system, slow down the aging process and reduce pain and anxiety. A study published in the “Journal of Clinical Hypertension” showed that diets rich in potassium, magnesium and calcium seemed to decrease blood pressure in those suffering from hypertension and also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Participants increased their levels of magnesium to 500-1000 mg a day. Some foods rich in magnesium are pumpkin seeds, spinach and brazil nuts. Great sources of potassium are bananas, soybeans, dried apricots, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard and other leafy greens. Celery contains potassium, calcium and magnesium, plus a substance called Phthalide, which relaxes smooth muscles inside the vessel walls — allowing them to dilate so that blood may flow at lower levels of pressure. As always, stay well adjusted. Dr. Kellie Baxter is a chiropractor at Baxter Chiropractic. 770-345-1111,



By Heike Hellmann-Brown Ever since his childhood days in rural Georgia, artist Mike Brown has been drawn to the outdoors. One of his first paintings captured a flock of mallards in a snowy lake scene. Thirty years later, Brown still focuses on what means the most to him: preserving the beauty of all living things through the gift of his artistic talent. Whether it is in his landscapes or his wildlife portraits, Brown has developed a stunning level of realism. Often his artistic creations are mistaken for photographs. “During my shows, it sometimes happens that a patron takes out a magnifying glass in order to fully appreciate the detail of my work,” he explains. “I learned from the greatest — wildlife artists like Carl Brenders and Charles Fracé. It wasn’t just about the masterful level of their techniques; I also was fascinated by the effect their artwork had on me. Our surroundings are perfect, yet vulnerable at the same time. I find this as intriguing as it is inspiring.” Brown shares his love of nature with each brushstroke; his reverence for God’s creations is visible in every piece of art that he creates. His studio boasts with paintings at all stages and in a variety of mediums — oil, watercolor, acrylic and gouache on both canvas and illustration board. Tranquil landscapes capture the harmony between humans and nature or serve as backgrounds for impeccably detailed wildlife portraits that amaze the observer. It was only a small step for Brown from portraying to preserving the beauty of Mother Earth. Over the years he has collaborated with numerous charities, nonprofit organizations and conservation programs. He was named “Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Artist of the Year” seven times and has designed several State Conservation Stamps for the Department of Natural Resources. A recent trip to the Alps provided Brown with the opportunity to learn about European habitats, as his work is also represented by galleries in Austria and Germany. “Earlier in my career I considered it a highlight when one of my paintings was placed into the Georgia Governor’s mansion. Today, I feel humbled when a 6-year-old intends to spend his allowance on one of my prints,” Brown says. “For me, as an artist, it’s a great accomplishment that my work is appreciated on so many levels. As a human being, I am blessed that my artistic creations instill a sense of awe for the beauty of nature in the observer. This is why I paint. And why I am a realist painter. Because this abundance of splendor around us that our generation can still enjoy is rapidly going away …” Considered one of the nation’s top wildlife artists, Brown conducts workshops, publishes, lectures, and accepts commissions. He also continues to showcase his artwork on a local level and will be displaying at Riverfest in Canton in September.

Heike Hellmann-Brown is a published writer in the United States and Europe. She has translated and edited several New York Times bestsellers and has taught both English and her native German as a foreign language in a career that has spanned more than 20 years.


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For the Brain By Chris Meiners, D.C.

When you have information on what your brainwaves are doing, your brain can use that information to change how it works. BrainCore Neurofeedback, also known as EEG Biofeedback, is guided exercise for the brain. It is actually a learning modality designed to “re-train” dysregulated brainwave patterns. The goal of all neurofeedback is to transform an unhealthy, dysregulated brainwave pattern into a normal, healthy, organized pattern so that the brain becomes more stable and operates optimally and efficiently. It is completely noninvasive and is considered by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be safe. In fact, the FDA recognizes that neurofeedback has never produced a serious side effect since it was first discovered more than 40 years ago. Published scientific research has demonstrated neurofeedback’s efficacy in managing many neurological conditions, such as ADHD, migraine and tension headache, insomnia, chronic pain, post-stroke syndrome, anxiety and panic attacks, and many others.

BrainCore Neurofeedback Training A comprehensive assessment is performed before any training begins. This assessment procedure allows the doctor to determine whether a patient’s brainwave patterns are different from normal brainwave patterns and also determine the appropriate neurofeedback training protocols. These protocols are designed to re-train the brainwave patterns toward normal for more optimum and efficient functionality. The individual is connected to a computer using wires and sensors to record brainwave activity. These sensors are noninvasive and produce no electrical current. Information about the brainwaves is displayed on the doctor’s monitor. The software automatically detects when the brainwaves are properly ordered and it feeds that information back to the patient. This feedback appears in the form of a game, movie or sound that signals the patient that the brainwaves are becoming more ordered. For example, one exercise involves a patient watching a puzzle of a picture that is being filled in piece by piece. As long as the patient’s brainwaves are moving in an orderly direction, the puzzle pieces are filled in and the patient hears a tone. If the brainwave patterns move away from an orderly pattern, then the puzzle does not get filled in and no tone is produced. The patient actually controls the completion of the puzzle with his/her brain; essentially, the brain is learning how to regulate itself. Dr. Chris Meiners is a licensed chiropractor with Canton Wellness Center. 770-720-4090,


CONCEPTS, SKILLS & VALUES By James Kilgore, Ph.D. August ends the vacation period for students in Georgia. For some, returning to the classroom is a joy; for others, the start of school feels like a penalty. Our attitudes about education may play a part in our children’s perspectives. I was blessed with some great teachers both in elementary and in secondary schools. As I reflect on what and how I learned, I am aware that education is more than learning concepts, skills and values. A good education also teaches us how to learn. A teacher who instills the joy of learning, no matter what the subject matter, has given his students an invaluable gift. A wise man said, “Education alone is not enough. Before a man can be convicted of forgery, he must be taught to write.” A skill without an accompanying value fails. If not grounded in some ethical framework, “concepts” do not contribute to being a better person or participating in an improved society. I overheard an employee in a governmental agency explaining to an applicant how to work the system for the maximum benefits. I wondered if the client was being helped by that knowledge or, in the long run, being robbed of the initiative to break away from mentality that contributed to his circumstances. Charity without some attempt to correct the underlying cause for the circumstances may not be valuable assistance. Our children need to learn concepts and principles in order to make a living. We need to open their eyes to lifelong learning if they are going to enjoy and excel in life. The educators who taught me the most important lessons expected high performance from me. My parents taught me to value the process of learning the discipline to achieve. If our children learn values and discipline at home and concepts and skills at school, they will be most blessed. But we can’t ask the education system to do both. Parents’ lifelong learning continues in studying their children and by helping their children to discover and develop their gifts and talents. Those parents also contribute to a wiser, more productive society. Our founding fathers believed these were inalienable rights God gave us. Let’s not forget.

Dr. Kilgore is president of the International Family Foundation. 770-479-3669,





FLOORS By Gemma Beylouny

Not all floors are created equal. Hardwood, laminate, vinyl, linoleum and the different types of stone flooring (marble, porcelain, terrazzo, etc.) each requires special care and cleaning. In this month’s column we’ll focus on hardwood and laminate flooring. Both are popular, but laminate offers homeowners the look of hardwood at a more affordable price. As always, follow manufacturer’s recommendations for care and cleaning of hardwood and laminate flooring. Some cleaners, such as Bruce and Bona, are specifically made for certain types of hardwood flooring. You can also use the tried-and-true homemade cleaning solution of vinegar and water for both


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hardwoods and laminate. Just be sure that you don’t let water set into your hardwood or laminate. If cared for properly, hardwood can last virtually a lifetime. You can even refinish hardwood as it naturally wears over time or you decide you want a different look. To clean hardwoods, first sweep (or vacuum, using the soft brush attachment) the floor to remove any dirt or debris. Pay special attention to the corners, where dirt, pet hairs and dust bunnies accumulate. Mop the floors using a sponge mop or rope mop. Apply the cleaning solution according to directions, going with the wood grain. Let the floor dry completely (avoid walking on mopped floors until dry, if possible). Laminate flooring is generally stain resistant and easy to maintain. In most instances, you can clean and care for laminate the same as you would hardwood. Light, damp mopping usually will suffice for simple cleaning.

Again, be sure not to let water seep underneath baseboards. Do not use wax or acrylic cleaners, which can ruin the laminate finish. One of the best ways to care for both hardwood and laminate flooring is to place runners or area rugs with slipresistant backing in high-traffic areas. In the kitchen, use rugs that are made of a breathable material to prevent moisture build-up. Also, place interior and exterior doormats at entrances to reduce dirt and moisture coming from the outside. Avoid scratches and surface damage to hardwood and laminate floors by using furniture pads and also keeping pets’ nails trimmed. Lastly, vacuum or dust-mop the floors at least once a week.

Gemma Beylouny is the owner of Rejoice Maids Service. 678-905-3476,,


With the school year just under way, mornings at my house are a bit of a challenge. I start the day by knocking on the bathroom door to get my teenager out of the shower and reminding him to brush his teeth, and dragging my little one out of bed and helping to dress her and comb her hair. This year, however, I am making a commitment to make my mornings the best part of my day! With this in mind, how can you and I do that?

Plan the night before. Depending on

your children’s ages, they can pick out their clothes the night before. Don’t worry like I did when my 2-year-old picked out the checkered pants and the horizontalstriped shirt. The teachers have seen more interesting combinations than your children can put together. This also allows your children to start to develop a sense

of autonomy or independence, which is one of the things we want our children to develop. Have the book bags packed, agendas signed and shoes by the door. If your children take their lunch, pack it the night before as well.

Get a good night’s rest. If your children

are like mine, not getting enough sleep can mean temper tantrums or grumpiness in the morning. One idea is to put up a chart that outlines your family’s bedtime routine and have your little ones put stickers on it as they complete each task, with an appropriate non-monetary reward like outside time with mom, a game with dad, or whatever strikes your little ones’ fancy. Your children’s best rewards are special times with you. Studies show that behavior and academic performance in children is improved with a little extra sleep each night.

Don’t skip breakfast. Whether your children have Carnation Instant Breakfast, cereal or an occasional hot meal, they need breakfast. The best breakfasts combine a high-fiber carbohydrate, a low-fat protein and two to three of the five food groups. Studies show that children who eat breakfast do better in school, have better behavior and better weight control. So it’s pretty simple: To have a good school year, plan ahead and make sure your children get a good night’s rest and eat a healthy breakfast!

Vicki Knight-Mathis is a pediatric doctor at DV Pediatrics. 770-704-0057,




fter much anticipation, residents of Cherokee County and surrounding areas all across metro Atlanta and north Georgia celebrated the grand opening of The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta in Woodstock on July 18. Representatives of Horizon Group Properties Inc. and CBL & Associates Properties Inc., codevelopers of the project, and leaders for the City of Woodstock held a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m., July 18, in celebration of the grand opening. A “red carpet” VIP event allowed visitors to enjoy preview shopping with special discounts, entertainment and activities 6-10 p.m., July 17.

The VIP event was for ticket holders only, with proceeds from the sale of the $10 tickets benefiting Elm Street Cultural Arts Village in Woodstock. According to Brian Stockton, director of economic development for the City of Woodstock, 5,500 VIP tickets were sold, but he estimates upwards of 8,500 people actually attended the VIP event. “I think local residents and people throughout the surrounding areas are excited that the outlet center has finally arrived,” he says. “We just ask that people remain patient as we work out the early growing pains of heavy traffic and additional visitors to the area.” The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta features more than 100 retail stores, kiosks and restaurants. Some of the world’s top

designers and retailers are represented, including Brooks Brothers; Calphalon; Coach; Columbia Sportswear; Guess; Michael Kors; Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH; Kate Spade; Talbots; True Religion; Under Armour; Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton; and many others. Gina Slechta, vice president of marketing for Horizon Group Properties, expects the outlet center’s diverse offering of name-brand retail stores to appeal to local residents and even international visitors to Atlanta’s convention market. “As the sixthlargest metropolitan area in the country, Atlanta was an ideal location for a new outlet facility,” she says, noting that the new Ridgewalk Parkway exit off of I-575 offers easy access to both visiting tourists and those making up Atlanta’s outstanding demographics. Other features of The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta include covered walkways and landscaped courtyards; a center court with fountains and a fireplace; a children’s play area; and a food court. The site is large enough to accommodate an additional 30,000 square feet of outlet shops for future development.

“It’s been interesting to watch the development and to see it finally complete.” Heather Bauer of Woodstock 46

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Horizon Group Properties Inc., which is responsible for leasing, managing and marketing the shopping center, estimates The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta will attract approximately 4 million visitors and generate more than $130 million in sales and $3 million in taxes annually. Over the next 10 years, Stockton says the outlet facility will add $34 million in taxes for the City of Woodstock, Cherokee County and the Cherokee County School District through SPLOST revenue. “The economic boost is significant,” he says, “not only in the generated revenue through sale and taxes but also in jobs created locally.” Stockton says The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta has created 1,500 new jobs already; an additional 8001,000 are expected to be added with back-to-school and holiday seasonal opportunities. Heather Bauer of Woodstock, who attended the VIP event at the outlet, bought a new home nearby with her fiancé before development of the outlet center had begun. “It’s been interesting to watch the development and to see it finally complete,” she says. A Delta flight attendant who travels the world and shops internationally, Bauer says she is impressed by the top designers at The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta. “I love handbags, so I’m excited about the Coach, Kate Spade and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th stores. The idea of an outlet center is uniquely American,” she adds. “We’re thrifty people and like to know that we’re getting our money’s worth. The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta offers us a new place to do all of our shopping and enjoy great bargains.” — Michelle Martin



By Catherine Groves Thirty-four years after its original publication, I find myself once again, ritualistically, picking up my thread-worn copy of “A Woman of Substance,” by Barbara Taylor Bradford. It is a bit magical how each time I reach for this book, the saga winds its way into my very being and seems to adapt to my own, everchanging life’s story. Emma Harte is the reason I love this book. From her povertystricken years of being an abused, child servant, to her glory of power as a wise and wealthy old woman, “A Woman of Substance” has the undeniable ability to make one stand a little taller, dream bigger, and face adversity with dignity. Love, inexplicable hate, and even a greater courage lead this saga through the loves and enemies of Emma, two World Wars, and into a breathtaking dynasty of incredible will and power. Characters such as Blackie, Laura, David, and Paul become as real and beloved as Emma. Barbara Taylor Bradford’s descriptive abilities run so true that Emma’s Mam’s “Top of the World” — a reference to Ramsden Crags, a favorite scenic place of escape — is etched clearly in my mind. Emma Harte has become an enigma through the years I’ve “known” her. Spanning Emma Harte’s entire lifetime, “A Woman of Substance” captures readers from the very beginning — and we quickly finds ourselves wanting, more than anything, for her to make her “Plan with a capital P” a reality. As the story unfolds, it becomes simply impossible to distinguish personal adversities, betrayals, heartaches and accomplishments from those of the powerful force that is Emma Harte. Perhaps my favorite story of all time and my personal “roadmap in life,” Barbara Taylor Bradford’s “A Woman of Substance” is a must-read for everyone — male and female alike. Although there are wonderful sequels to this bestseller, this book remains, to me, the sweetest of them all. Catherine has lived in Georgia for 15 years and has lived in the South for considerably longer. An avid book collector (owning over 5,000 books), and just as avid of a reader, she (as her children have said) “lives and breathes her books”. Catherine studied Psychology, is working on an English Degree, and is writing her first novel.


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Barbara Taylor Bradford’s “A Woman of Substance” was originally published in 1979 by Doubleday. It is still available from retail and online bookstores.


Plastic Surgery Center of the South and most plastic surgery offices.


Procedural options include:

By Drs. Musarra, Leake & Petrosky

reshape sagging breasts for a more youthful appearance.


Motherhood brings many wonderful changes, including new depths of love, patience and joy. Unfortunately, it can also change a woman’s body in ways that may not always be pleasing. Many moms find that no amount of exercise or dieting can ever bring back their flat, pre-pregnancy abdomen. Breasts can also lose their shape and size after pregnancy and breastfeeding. A Mommy Makeover is an excellent procedure for those women who want to refresh their appearance and attitude. A Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures designed to help restore a woman’s body after childbearing. In fact, breast augmentation, breast lift and abdominoplasty are the most common components of a Mommy Makeover at

Breast Lift — to firm, elevate and

Breast Augmentation — to restore volume to breasts (often performed in conjunction with a breast lift to correct sagging). Breast Reduction — to remove

excess skin, fat and breast tissue, as well as elevate and reshape overly large breasts.

Abdominoplasty — to tighten lax abdomen muscles and eliminate excess skin and fat, resulting in a flatter, firmer abdomen and waist. For excess fatty deposits that accumulate in the abdomen, flanks, hips or thighs, Mommy Makeover patients may want

to incorporate liposuction as well. Your plastic surgeon will thoroughly discuss all of your Mommy Makeover options during your consultation appointment. Today’s moms are active and want to continue to look and feel young. They want to preserve the body they always had and be proud of it. In fact, requests for Mommy Makeover procedures increased five times faster than any other cosmetic procedure in 2006, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. If you are considering a Mommy Makeover or other plastic surgery procedure, make sure your consultation is with a specialty trained board-certified plastic surgeon who will tailor a treatment plan especially for you and your needs. Some plastic surgery centers offer complimentary consultations. Drs. Leake, Musarra and Petrosky are board-certified surgeons at Plastic Surgery Center of the South. 770-421-1242



6 large New Bedford sea scallops, dry 4 strips bacon, chopped 2 cups fresh local summer peas 2 ears of fresh, local Corn, cut from the cob 1 shallot, sliced thin 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 tbs. fresh thyme


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1 tbs. fresh parsley 1 oz. domestic caviar, optional ½ cup chicken stock 2 oz. white wine Salt and pepper, to taste 2 tbs. olive oil 1 tbs. butter

Bring 2 medium sautĂŠ pans up to medium-high heat

Summer vegetable sautĂŠ Add bacon into one pan and cook until crisp. Remove bacon and half of the grease from pan and set aside. Add shallots, redbell pepper, corn and peas to pan and cook for 2 minutes. Add white wine and cook for 1 minute Add chicken stock and cook until liquid is reduced by 80%. Add fresh herbs, salt and pepper to taste.

Scallops Add butter and oil to pan. Pat scallops dry and season with salt and pepper. Cook scallops for 2 minutes on one side and 1 minute on the other. Remove from pan and set aside.

To assemble Spoon vegetables onto plate, place scallops over the vegetable garnish with caviar, bacon and any extra pan sauce left over from vegetables.



Clubs &

Organizations Business Organizations

Volunteer Aging Council: 770-345-7515

American Business Women’s Association: 678-493-3618,

Young Peoples AA Meeting: 770-479-2502

Canton Cherokee Business and Professional Women’s Club: 770-345-1750 Cherokee Area Business Connection: 770-345-8687 Cherokee Business & Professional Women: 770-345-1751 Cherokee Toastmasters: 770-712-4077, NEW Network of Entrepreneurial Women: 678-595-0344 PowerCore: 404-572-1278 Towne Lake Business Association: 770-720-6558, Woodmont Business Club: Woodstock Business Networking Group: 770-591-7101

WellStar Kennestone Ostomy Support Group: 770-793-7171

Civic Organizations BridgeMill-Sixes Service League: Marilyn Patouillet, 770-345-7941, Canton Lions Club: 678-224-7878, Canton Optimist Club: Canton Rotary Club: 770-479-2101 Cherokee County Historical Society: 770-345-3288, Optimist Club of Laurel Canyon: 678-493-9135 Rotary Club of Cherokee County: 678-297-0154,

Charitable & Support Organizations

Rotary Club of Towne Lake: 770-926-0105

AA Meetings:

Antioch Christian: 770-475-9628 Canton First United Methodist: 770-479-6961 AARP Organization: Canton Chapter: 770-479-5460

Sons of the American Revolution: Cherokee Chapter, 770-410-0015,

Political Organizations Cherokee Co. Board of Elections & Registrations: 770-479-0407

Adopting Families Group: 770-516-1340

Cherokee County Democratic Party: 770-345-3489,

Adoption/Infertility Support Group: 678-445-3131

Cherokee County Republican Party: 678-809-1411,

Alzheimer/Dementia Support Group: 770-926-0119

American Heart Assoc. — Cherokee Division: 678-385-2013

Cherokee County Republican Women’s Club: 678-520-2236,

Breast Cancer Support Group, Drop-In: 404-843-1880

Cherokee County School Board: 770-479-1871

CASA for Children, Inc.: Deidre Hollands, 770-345-3274,

Cherokee County Young Republicans: 770-926-9317,

Cherokee Child Advocacy Council: 770-592-9779,

Cherokee/Pickens Libertarian Party: 770-345-4678,

Cherokee Co. Family Child Care Assoc.: Brenda Bowen, 770-926-8055 Cherokee Co. Foster & Adoptive Parent Association of GA: 770-378-0759,

Recreation & Hobbies

Cherokee Co. Habitat for Humanity: 770-345-1879

Canton Moose Family Center (Bingo): 770-479-8300

Cherokee Co. Senior Services: 770-345-5312

Christian Authors Guild:

Cherokee Co. Service League: 770-704-5991

Cherokee Amateur Radio Society: 770-928-8590,

Cherokee Co. Special Olympics: 770-517-7101

Cherokee Amateur Radio Emergency Services (SKYWARN Storm Spotters):

Cherokee County Family Violence Center: 770-479-1804


Cherokee Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Bill Queen (404) 441-3508,

Cherokee Arts Center: 770-704-6244,

Cherokee Community Chorale: 678-439-8625,

Cherokee FOCUS: 770-345-5483,

Drug Free Cherokee: Stacy Bailey, 770-345-5483,

Cherokee County Master Gardeners: 770-479-0418

Georgia Animal Project: 770-704-PAWS,

Cherokee County Saddle Club: 770-757-2282,

Habitat for Humanity North Central GA: 770-345-1879,

Cherokee County Social Adventures Group:

Hope Center (hope for unplanned pregnancies): 770-924-0864,

Cherokee Hiking Club: 770-235-3655,

Hospice Advantage: 770-218-1997,

Cherokee Photography Club:

Meals-on-Wheels: 770-345-7440

Cherokee Running Club: 770-928-4239, 770-926-8513

MOMS Club of Canton (serving Canton, Ball Ground, Waleska and Holly Springs):

Cherokee Senior Softball Association:


Cherokee Tennis Association:

MUST Ministries: 770-479-5397,

Crossfit Workout of the Day Club:

Narcotics Anonymous: 770-720-4032

Falany Performing Arts Center @ Reinhardt University: 770-720-5558,

North Georgia Angel House, Inc.:

Northside Hospital Cherokee Auxiliary: 770-720-9559

The Funk Heritage Center Book Club: 770-720-5969

Papa’s Pantry: 770-591-4730,

North Georgia Driving Club (Sports Car Drivers): Bill Tracy,

Safe Kids of Georgia in Cherokee County: 678-493-4343,


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United States Government President Barack Obama (D) 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20500 Phone: 202-456-1414 Fax: 202-456-2461 Website: Senator Saxby Chambliss (R) Senate Russell Courtyard-2, Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: 202-224-3521 GA: 770-763-9090 Website: Senator Johnny Isakson (R) 1 Overton Park, Suite 970 3625 Cumberland Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30339 Phone: 202-224-3643 GA: 770-661-0999 Fax: 770-661-0768 Website: Rep. Phil Gingrey, M.D. (R), District 11 100 North Street, Suite 150 Canton, GA 30114 Phone: 202-225-2931 GA: 770-345-2931 Fax: 770-345-2930 Website:

State Government Governor Nathan Deal (R) 203 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334 Phone: 404-656-1776 Fax: 404-657-7332 Website: State Representative Michael Caldwell (D-20) 511 Coverdell Legislative Building, Atlanta, GA 30334 Local: 678-493-7257 Office: 404-656-0129 Fax: 770-345-2394 e-mail:

Elected & Appointed

State Court: Chief Judge W. Alan Jordan Phone: 678-493-6490 Judge A. Dee Morris Phone: 678-493-6480 Judge Michelle H. Homier Phone: 678-493-6483 Juvenile/Family Court: Chief Judge John B. Sumner Phone: 678-493-6250 Judge M. Anthony Baker Phone: 678-493-6280 Magistrate Court: Chief Judge James Drane III Phone: 678-493-6431

State Representative Mandi L. Ballinger (D-23) P.O.Box 5123, Canton, GA 30114 e-mail:


Superior Court: Chief Judge Jackson Harris Phone: 678-493-6260 Judge Ellen McElyea Phone: 678-493-6240 Judge David Cannon, Jr. Phone: 678-493-6270

Patsy Jordan, Post 2 Phone: 770-893-2970 e-mail: Michael Geist, Post 3 Phone: 404-462-4950 e-mail: Robert “Rick Steiner” Rechsteiner, Post 4 Phone: 770-704-4398, x4370 e-mail: Rob Usher, Post 5 Phone: 770-928-0341 e-mail: Robert Wofford, Post 6 Phone: 770-345-6256 e-mail:

Other Cherokee County School System

Clerk of the Court:

Superintendent, Dr. Frank Petruzielo P.O. Box 769 110 Academy St., Canton, GA 30114 Phone: 770-479-1871 Fax: 770-479-1236 Website:

Patty Baker Phone: 678-493-6511

Cherokee County Coroner

Probate Court: Judge Keith Wood Phone: 678-493-6160

Board of Commissioners

State Senator Brandon Beach (R) (D-21) 303-B Coverdell Legislative Office Building 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton, GA 30114 Atlanta, GA 30334 Phone: 678-493-6000 Phone: 404-463-1378 Fax: 678-493-6001 Website: State Representative Calvin Hill (R) (D-22) 401-B State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334 Commissioners: Local: 678-493-7257 Office: 404-656-0129 Buzz Ahrens (R), Chairperson Fax: 770-345-2394 e-mail: e-mail: State Representative Scot Turner (D-21) 611-G Coverdell Legislative Bldg., Atlanta, GA 30334 Phone: 404-656-0314 e-mail:


Earl W. Darby 90 North Street, Suite 310, Canton, GA 30114 Phone: 404-362-1600

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Roger Garrison (R) 498 Chattin Drive, Canton, GA 30115 Phone: 678-493-4100 Fax: 678-493-4228 Website:

Cherokee County Tax Commissioner

Harry Johnston (R), District 1 e-mail:

Sonya Little (R) 2780 Marietta Highway, Canton, GA 30114 Phone: 678-493-6400 e-mail:

Raymond Gunnin (R), District 2 e-mail:

City of Canton

Brian Poole (R), District 3 e-mail: Jason A. Nelms (R), District 4 e-mail:

Board of Education Website: Janet Read (R), Countywide Chairman Phone: 770-516-1444 e-mail: Kelly Marlow, Post 1 e-mail:

Mayor Gene Hobgood Phone: 770-704-1500 Website:

City of Ball Ground Mayor A. R. (Rick) Roberts III Phone: 770-735-2123 Website:

City of Holly Springs Mayor Tim Downing Phone: 770-345-5536 Website:

City of Waleska Mayor Doris Ann Jones Phone: 770-735-2123 Website:



Churches Baptist Arbor Hill Baptist Church 696 Arbor Hill Road, Canton Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Ball Ground First Baptist 445 Old Canton Road 770-735- 3374, Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 7p.m.

Calvary Baptist 137 Hightower Road 770-887-6982, Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Toonigh Baptist Church 4999 Old Highway 5, Lebanon 770-928-2491 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Victory Baptist Church 346 Lucky Street 770-345-1133 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.

Waleska First Baptist 10657 Fincher Road 770-479-1024, Sunday Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

Church of God

Cherokee Baptist

Hickory Flat Church of God

7770 Hickory Flat Highway 770-720-3399, Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.

947 Bailey Road, Woodstock 770-475-4321 Sunday Service: 10:50 a.m.

Crossroads of Life Baptist

Hillside Community Church of God

Tikvah I’ Chaim “Hope for Life” Messianic Jewish Fellowship 4206 N. Arnold Mill Rd. 678-936-4125, Saturday Shabbat Service: 10 a.m.

Lutheran Celebration of Grace Lutheran Church Scott Mill Chapel, 411 Scott Mill Road 770-503-5050, Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 1208 Rose Creek Drive, Woodstock 770-924-7286, Sunday Services: 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m.

Timothy Lutheran Church (LC-MS) 556 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock 770-928-2812, Sunday Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

2861 Ball Ground Hwy 770-479-7638, Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.

12487 Fincher Road 678-880-1901 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.


First Baptist Canton

Mt. Paran North Canton Campus

2066 Sugar Pike Road 770-475-1796 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

Mission Point Campus: 1 Mission Point 770-479-5538, Sunday Services: 8:15, 9:30 & 11 a.m.

Meets at Sequoyah HS, 4485 Hickory Road 678-285-3288, Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

First Baptist Holly Springs

New Life Church

2632 Holly Springs Pkwy 770-345-5349, Sunday Service: 10:45 a.m.

First Baptist Church of Woodstock 11905 Hwy 92, Woodstock 770-926-4428, Sunday Services: 9:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Heritage Baptist Fellowship 3615 Reinhardt College Parkway 770-479-9415 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Hickory Road Baptist Church 2146 Hickory Road 770-345-2296, Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Hopewell Baptist Church 75 Ridge Road 770-345-5723, Sunday Services: 9:30, 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Mount Zion Baptist Church 4096 East Cherokee Drive 770-479-3324, Sunday Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m., 6:30 p.m.

154 Lakeside Drive 770-345-2660, Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11:15 a.m.

Sunnyside Church of God 2510 East Cherokee Drive 770-639-1018, Sunday Services: 10 & 11:30 a.m.

Toonigh Church of God

Big Springs United Methodist

Birmingham United Methodist Church 15770 Birmingham Rd. 678-942-1600, Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11 a.m.

Canton First United Methodist Church 930 Lower Scott Mill Road 770-479-2502, Sunday Services: 8:15, 9:30, & 11 a.m.

City On A Hill: A United Methodist Church

4776 Old Highway 5 770-926-3096 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.

7745 Main Street, Woodstock 678-445-3480, Sunday Services: 9:35 & 11:15 a.m.


Field’s Chapel United Methodist Church

Christ the Redeemer Episcopal Church 2135 East Cherokee Dr., Woodstock 404-395-5003, Sunday Service: 10 a.m.

Saint Clement’s Episcopal Church 2795 Ridge Road 770-345-6722, Sunday Eucharist Services: 8, 9 & 11 a.m.

Jewish Chabad Jewish Center

1331 Fields Chapel Road 770-479-6030, Sunday Service: 8:40 & 11 a.m.

Hickory Flat United Methodist Church 4056 East Cherokee Drive 770-345-5969, Sunday Services: 9:20 & 11 a.m.

Hillside United Methodist Church 4474 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock 770-924-4777, Sunday Services: 8:30, 9:30 & 11 a.m.

6659 Bells Ferry Road, Woodstock 770-926-8448, Sunday Services: 8:30 & 10:50 a.m.

4255 Wade Green Road NW, Suite 120, Kennesaw 678-460-7702, Introductory Service: 1st Shabbat of each month at 11 a.m.; Traditional Service: 3rd Shabbat of each month at 10:30 a.m.

Oakdale Baptist

Congregation Ner Tamid

Liberty Hill Church

100 Oakdale Road 770-479-9060 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.

Reform Jewish Congregation Contact us for High Holiday service times & dates 678-264-8575,

141 Railroad Street 678-493-8920, Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11 a.m.

New Victoria Baptist Church


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Holly Springs United Methodist Church 2464 Holly Springs Parkway 770-345-2883, Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Sixes United Methodist Church

BridgePointe Church

Oak Leaf Church Canton

8385 Bells Ferry Road 770-345-7644, Sunday Services: 9 & 11 a.m.

230 Arnold Mill Road, Suite 400, Woodstock 770-517-2977, Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11 a.m.

151 E.Marietta Street 678-653-4652, Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11 a.m.

Union Hill United Methodist Church

Canton Adventist Church

The Pointe

2000 A.J. Land Road 678-297-0550, Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

411 Scott Mill Road 678-880-0106, Saturday Worship: 10 a.m.

300 Adam Jenkins Memorial Pkwy., Suite 112 Sunday Services: 9 & 11 a.m.


Cherokee Christian Fellowship

Prayer & Praise Christian Fellowship Church

Free Home Community Center (Hwy. 372 & 20) 678-793-7422, Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

6409 Bells Ferry Road, Woodstock 770-928-2795, Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

Cherokee Seventh Day Adventist

The Quest Church

101 Rope Mill Road 770-591-7304, Saturday Worship: 11:00 a.m.

411 Scott Mill Road, Canton 678-687-8670, Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Christian Praise Center

Resurrection Anglican Church

1358 Sixes Road 770-924-7532, Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

231 Arnold Mill Road 770-591-0040, Sunday Service: 10 a.m.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Revolution Church

3459 East Cherokee Drive 770-720-9574 Sunday Services: 1 p.m.

125 Union Hill Trail 770-345-2737, Sunday Services: 8:15, 9:45 & 11:15 a.m.

Covenant Christian Center

The River

330 Adam Jenkins Memorial Blvd., Canton 770-345-0307, Sundays: 10 a.m.

2335 Sixes Road, Canton Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

Cherokee Presbyterian Church, PCA 1498 Johnson Brady Road 770-704-9594, Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Faith Presbyterian Church USA 3655 Reinhardt College Parkway 770-479-6193, Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

Grace Church, PCA 1160 Butterworth Road 770-265-5811, Sunday Services: 11 a.m.

Heritage Presbyterian Church 5323 Bells Ferry Road, Woodstock 770-926-3558, Sunday Services: 8:45 & 11:10 a.m.

Woodstock Presbyterian Church 345 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock 770-926-0074 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Roman Catholic Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church 2941 Sam Nelson Road 770-479-8923, Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:30 p.m. Sunday Masses: 8 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday Spanish Mass: 5:30 p.m.

St. Michael the Archangel 490 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock 770-516-0009, www.stmichaelthearchangelwoodstock. Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:30 p.m. Sunday Masses: 7:30, 9 & 11 a.m., 12:45 & 5:30 p.m.

Other Churches Allen Temple, AME Church 232 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock 770-926-6348, Sunday Services: 8 & 11 a.m., Nursery available

AllPoints Community Church 6884 Hickory Flat Highway 770-704-0945, Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

Antioch Christian 3595 Sugar Pike Road 770-475-9628, Sunday Services: 8:15 & 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Bells Ferry Church of God 6718 Bells Ferry Road, Woodstock 770-592-2956, Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Dayspring Church

St. Paul AME

6835 Victory Drive, Acworth 770-516-5733, Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

390 Crisler Street 770-479-9691, Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Faith Community Church

Sunnyside Church of God

659 Arnold Mill Rd., Woodstock 770-516-1996, Sunday Worship: 8 & 10:30 a.m.

2510 East Cherokee Drive 770-639-1018, Sunday Services: 10 & 11:30 a.m.

Grace Bible Church

Towne Lake Community Church

Meets at Cherokee Christian School 770-355-8724, Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

132 N. Medical Pkwy., Woodstock 678-445-8766, Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

Greater Bethel Community Church

Watermarke Church

211 Arnold Mill Road 770-592-9900 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Meeting at Cherokee Charter Academy (2126 Sixes Rd.) 678-880-9092, Sunday Services: 9, 11 a.m. & 5 p.m.

Hickory Flat Fellowship

Woodstock Christian Church

5301 Hickory Flat Highway 770-704-5050 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

7700 Highway 92, Woodstock 770-926-8238, Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

Jehovah’s Witnesses

Woodstock Church of Christ

667 Scott Road 770-479-7028 Call for local meeting times.

Morning Star Church 1006 Owens Store Road 678-794-7486, Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

New Covenant Bible 1095 Scott Road 770-479-6412, Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

219 Rope Mill Road, Woodstock 770-926-8838, Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Woodstock Community Church 8534 Main Street, Woodstock 770-926-8990, Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

Word of Life Family 207 Marvin Land Lane 770-479-7693, Sunday Service: 9 a.m.

New Life Church 154 Lakeside Drive 770-345-2660, Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11:15 a.m.




Index Northside Cherokee Cardiology

Cover, 28-30

Azure Salon and Spa


Northside Hospital Pediatric Imaging Center


Baxter Chiropractic


Northside Hospital-Cherokee


Bella Montessori


Park Pediatric Dentistry of Woodstock

BridgeMill Dentistry


PharMoore Pharmacy

Burns & Speights, P.C.

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Canton Wellness Center


Plastic Surgery Center of the South

Canton/Milton Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics


R&D Mechanical Services Inc.

Downtown Kitchen


Rejoice Maids

Dr. Fixit, Ph.D.


Revive Day Spa


DV Pediatrics


Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C.


Edwards Eye Care


Technical Resource Solutions LLC


Elm Street Cultural Arts Village


The Carpenter’s Shop Christian Preschool


Goin’ Coastal

9 44 11 7 45


The Goddard School


H&H Electric & Security LLC


The Great Frame Up


Hickory Flat Dance Academy Inc.


Vein Center of North Georgia



Volunteer Aging Council


International Family Foundation


WellStar Health Systems


JUMP Kitchen & Sports Saloon


What A Girl Wants


In Harmony Pediatric Therapy

Jyl Craven Hair Design


Williams Orthodontics


LaVida Massage


Woodstock Funeral Home


Marietta Plastic Surgery


Your Turn Kids Hickory Flat



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