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October 2013 32-34 Georgia Cancer Specialists State-of-the-Art Care in Your Hometown

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Fall Festivals: Treats & Fun for the Family!

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Artist Profile: Charles Offutt

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Ghost Tours — A ‘Spooktacular’ Spin on Local History 2

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10 Business Life

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36 Taste of Life

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Publisher’s

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PUBLISHER/PHOTOGRAPHER Jack Tuszynski jack@familylifepublications.com EDITORIAL Michelle Martin michelle@familylifepublications.com ART Candice Williams candice@familylifepublications.com Tiffany Atwood tiffany@familylifepublications.com SALES Janet Ponichtera janet@familylifepublications.com

“Growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again.” — Peter Sellers as Chauncey Gardiner in his last film, “Being There”

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e are reminded that triumph and success are often the result of determination and diligence from our repetitive rise from failed attempts or “lessons” that we teach ourselves. The fact is that, eventually, cool-headed, simple solutions are most likely what is needed to solve the difficult or challenging problems we face daily. My grandfather had a joke he would tell about two guys trying to get a mule in the barn, but its ears were too long. A young boy passing by looked up and suggested they dig a ditch and walk the mule in. The men laughed as the kid walked away; there was no problem with the mule’s feet! When we find ourselves struggling, remember there may be solutions in the wisdom of a child. That may get us into

trouble from time to time, but leave us the gift of a lesson well learned. Of course, some lessons are best learned from the mistakes of others, but failure only defeats us when we stop trying to succeed. The curiosity and honesty when children ask why or seek to discover something on their own have brought each of us a bit more “education” in our older, “wiser” days. I’ll openly admit that often I will try to take myself back in time into the mind of the wide-eyed, toe-headed little boy of my youth and simply ask, “Why?” Then, I’ll smile a boyish grin, say a little prayer, and make my choice. Really kid, it’ll be okay…just jump already!

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Polly Balint, Dr. Kellie Baxter, Gemma Beylouny, Mary Kay Buquoi, Jyl Craven, Dr. Kyle Edwards, Louise Estabrook, Dr. Thaddeus Fabian, Kim Fowler, Meghan Griffin, Catherine Groves, Dr. Keith Hanna, Fred Hawkins, Heike Hellmann-Brown, Mayor Gene Hobgood, James Kilgore, Michelle Knapp, Dr. Vicki Knight-Mathis, Scott Lavelle, Dr. James E. Leake, Dr. Michael McNeel, Dr. Chris Meiners, Dr. E. Anthony Musarra, Dr. Michael Petrosky, Janet Read, Dr. John Symbas, Suzanne Taylor, 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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Calendar of

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GOLF ‘FORE’ CHARITY BridgeMill Sixes Service League will host its fourth annual Golf “Fore” Charity Tournament to benefit families in need in Cherokee County. The event will feature 18

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

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GOSHEN VALLEY CLASSIC The Goshen Valley Boys Ranch will host its eighth-annual Goshen Valley Classic golf tournament to benefit the Goshen Valley Boys Ranch foster home, located in Waleska. The event will include lunch, tournament prizes, a post-round dinner reception and silent auction. 12:15 p.m., Cherokee Country Club, 665 Hightower Road, Atlanta. GoshenValleyClassic.org

sequoyahregionallibrary.com

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

CHEROKEE COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS’ SEMINARs “Hypertufa: Fun with Concrete” on October 5 will give attendees the opportunity to make a planter or stepping stone for their gardens. Limited to 16 participants (supply fee applies). “The Enjoyment of Wildlife in Your Yard & Garden” on October 19 will teach participants how to make their yard more wildlife-friendly. Register by calling the Cherokee County Extension Office. 10 a.m., Cherokee County Senior Services Center, 1001 Univeter Road, Canton. 770-479-0418 FORE CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT The Cherokee County Educational Foundation will “swing into fundraising” with its inaugural Fore…Cherokee County Schools! Charity Golf Tournament. Lunch will be provided from Chick-fil-A of Canton, a tournament sponsor. The event will feature an awards ceremony, silent auction and raffle. 8:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. shotgun start, Woodmont Golf and Country Club, 3105 Gaddis Road, Canton. CherokeeCountyEducationalFoundation.org

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holes of golf, a luncheon, silent auction and an awards ceremony, along with a special recognition honoring Kim Loesing with MUST Ministries. 9 a.m., BridgeMill Athletic Club, 1190 BridgeMill Ave., Canton. BSSLGolf.org DOUG STONE IN CONCERT Country music star and Marietta native Doug Stone will bring his 2013 “Reliving the ‘90s” Tour to Canton. This concert is a Burns & Speights production. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Tix.com. Canton Theatre, 171 E. Main St., Canton HARVEST FEST — Trinity Presbyterian Church’s Harvest Fest will feature barbecue and hamburger plates with slaw, baked beans, dessert and drink; live music; face painting; horse rides; Bocci, horse shoes and other games; artisan vendors; and a book sale. Representatives from the Service Dogs Assistance program, along with firemen, policemen and Boy Scouts in uniform will give demonstrations. All proceeds and donations will go toward local church mission programs. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1126 Trinity Church Road, Canton. Trinity-PresbyterianChurch.org

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CAGLE MILL COUNTRY FAIR — Come out to the farm for a country fair, including a baby back rib lunch plate with all the fixins’; square dancing; cash bingo; animal demonstrations and a petting area; old-fashioned games for the kids; cow patty bingo; cake walks; food vendors; tractor rides; and much more. All proceeds from the event will benefit ACES, a new temporary shelter offering a safe haven for traumatized children in Pickens County. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at the meadow on Lower Dowda Mill and Cagle Mill roads, Canton. 404-791-1078 continued on page 8

116 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, 770-479-3090

Special Programs ‘Harry Potter’ and the Library October 21, 4 p.m., R.T. Jones

Get in the Halloween spirit early by attending an afternoon of games, activities, and crafts from the “Harry Potter” series! Space is limited; registration is required. Children are encouraged, but not required, to wear costumes. Ages 9-12. Reading Dogs October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, Hickory Flat October 7 & 21, Ball Ground October 7 & 24, R.T. Jones

Kids and dogs go together like books and reading. Letting a child read to a dog builds confidence by providing a friendly, furry, and non-judgmental listener. Sessions of 10-15 minutes are available, but space is limited. You can register by calling the appropriate branch up to two weeks before the scheduled event. Ages 6 and up. 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Story Times Adult Story Time October 30, 12 p.m., R.T. Jones

Adults are invited to a spooky lunch hour story time for brave grown-ups. Bring your lunch, knitting or crocheting, or just sit back and listen as acclaimed local actress, Teresa Harris, reads aloud spooky short stories for an adult audience. Family Story Time October 1, 15, 22 & 29, 10:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m., R.T. Jones October 3, 17, 24 & 31, 10:30 a.m., Ball Ground October 3, 17, 24 & 31, 10:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m., Hickory Flat Lapsit Story Time October 2, 16, 23 & 30, 10:30 a.m., R.T. Jones Super Saturday Story Time October 5, 12, 19 & 26, 10:30 a.m., R.T. Jones


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LOVELOUD 5K GLOW FUN RUN/WALK First Baptist Church of Woodstock’s annual LoveLoud ministry will host the inaugural 5K Glow Fun Run/Walk on its campus. Participants are encouraged to dress in their best “glow” clothes and accessories for the “Best Glow Contest” cash prize. The event also will include food vendors, music and a raffle. All net proceeds will benefit Wellspring Living, an organization that ministers to victims of human and sex trafficking in Georgia. Register online at Active.com (keyword: LOVELOUD). 6 p.m. check-in and pre-race activities, 7 p.m. race start. First Baptist Church of Woodstock, 11905 Hwy. 92, Woodstock. 678-493-7491

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CHAMPIONS FOR CHILDREN CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT Hosted by CASA for Children, the charitable golf tournament will include practice at the driving range, lunch by Zaxby’s, and an awards banquet featuring Angelfire BBQ. 11 a.m. check-in/lunch, 12 p.m. shotgun start, Woodmont Golf and Country Club, 3105 Gaddis Road, Canton. 770-345-3274, CASACherokee.org/events

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EVENING WINE TASTING SOCIAL Empowered Women Through Synergy will host a free networking event to encourage female friendships. The event will include food, wine and raffle prizes. RSVP requested. 5:308:30 p.m., Ann Litrel Art Studio, 8594 Main St., Downtown Woodstock. EmpoweredThroughSynergy@gmail.com

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TASTE OF CANTON Now in its 13th year, Taste of Canton brings together a variety of foods from local restaurants and area merchants. Tickets will be sold in full and half-taste for guests of all ages. The event is presented by the Canton Main Street Program and Canton Tourism. 5-8 p.m., Cannon Park, Downtown Canton.

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FALL FESTIVAL Enjoy games, bouncy houses, candy prizes, tests of skill, a dunk tank, and other fun at Hopewell Baptist Church’s fall festival! Admission is a canned good, which will go to support the Georgia Baptist Children’s Homes. Specific items that GBCH needs are canned northern beans, diced potatoes, ravioli, mixed vegetables, cream soups (mushroom, chicken, celery), and plastic Saran Wrap. In addition, proceeds from the concession stand will benefit the church’s upcoming mission trip to India. 4-7 p.m., Hopewell Baptist Church, 78 Ridge Road, Canton. 770-345-5723, HopewellBaptist.com

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HOPEQUEST GOLF CLASSIC Hosted by Billy Johnson Insurance Agency, the golf tournament will include a four-person scramble, box lunch, and a reception and dinner featuring an awards presentation. Registration includes a year’s subscription to Golf Digest magazine. All proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit the HopeQuest Ministry Group. 11 a.m., Pinetree Country Club, 3400 McCollum Parkway, N.W., Kennesaw. 678-391-5950, HQMG.org

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NORTH GEORGIA MUSIC SHOWCASE The North Georgia Film and Music Professionals will host its inaugural music showcase featuring top-notch singer/songwriters, soloists, and/or instrumentalists from the area. Selected musicians will have the opportunity to perform for music industry professionals from metro Atlanta, including talent buyers, performing rights organizations, press, etc. 8-10 p.m., Copper Coin Coffee, 400 Chambers St., Downtown Woodstock. Facebook.com/SergeEntertainmentGroup. com

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CHEROKEE’S GOT TALENT The Cherokee Association of Realtors will present Cherokee County’s top singers, dancers, actors, musicians, comedians, magicians, and other familyfriendly talents in “Cherokee’s Got Talent.” Grand prize is $500, with proceeds benefitting Elm Street Cultural Arts Village, Cherokee Association of Realtors, and Habitat for Humanity. The event also will include refreshments and a silent auction beginning at 5 p.m. Applications are due October 18. 6 p.m., Elm Street Cultural Arts Village, 8534 Main St., Woodstock. 770-591-0004, CherokeesGotTalent.com

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HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES The Junior Service League of Woodstock will host its 17th annual Holiday Tour of Homes, a self-guided tour of featured homes in Woodstock and Canton. Each home will be professionally decorated for the holiday season by local designers. All proceeds and sponsorship donations of the tour will benefit the lives of needy residents in Cherokee County. JSLWoodstock.org

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Business What's New Afterglow Day Spa now has a new owner. Karen Barrie, a resident of Canton and a well-known customer of the spa under its previous ownership, brings a new vision for the business as its new owner. She believes the customers’ experience should exceed their expectations, and has in store several aesthetic enhancements and new services. Afterglow Day Spa already has added a superior line of organic skin-care products for prevention, protection and rejuvenation. Hours of operation are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday; and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. 1431 Riverstone Parkway, Canton. 770-720-1134. AfterglowSpa.net

B.loved boutique opened in September in Downtown Canton. The store originally launched as an online marketplace in November 2010, specializing in clothing, jewelry, home décor, and handmade items from U.S. vendors. Owner Mandy Phillips strives to offer stylish items featuring unique touches at affordable prices with excellent customer service. Hours of operation are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday-Saturday. 191 E. Main St., Canton. 770-704-7447, ShopBLoved.com

Clark Salon in Canton now carries the entire Moroccan Oil Body line exclusively, along with the entire Moroccan Oil Hair Care line! Moroccan Oil’s antioxidant-infused, nutrient-rich, innovative formulas are unmatched and provide dramatic results — quickly making it one of the best-selling product lines in the world. Moroccan Oil has been featured in InStyle, Marie Claire and Seventeen magazines, just to name a few. The salon offers women’s haircuts and styles; color, perms and smoothing treatments; men’s services; children’s haircuts; waxing; and nail care. Clark Salon is open 3-9 p.m., Monday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday; and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday. 10511 Bells Ferry Road, Suite 700m Canton. 770-479-0052, Clark Salon.com

J. Thompson Ross Investments has relocated its Canton office from Main

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Street to E. Marietta Street. Brokerage owner and senior financial advisor Judy Ross and her team manage more than $150 million in assets, with a 98 percent client retention rate. The independent investment firm customizes individual plans to individual clients based on their unique needs. Ross considers every client relationship a partnership, encouraging clients to keep the firm updated on changes in their life, family and financial circumstances that could affect their investment goals and strategy. J. Thompson Ross Investments was featured in the August 2013 issue of Forbes magazine; in addition, Judy Ross was named one of Registered Rep magazine’s Top 50 Independent Women Advisors for 2011. Assistance in the Canton office is by appointment only. 120 E. Marietta St., Canton. 770-345-8008. JTRInvestments.com

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Mayor’s

Minute By Mayor Gene Hobgood

Canton’s Success: Because You Love What You Do “The thing I remember best about successful people I’ve met all through the years is their obvious delight in what they’re doing, and it seems to have very little to do with worldly success. They just love what they’re doing, and they love it in front of others.” — Fred Rogers

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s Canton looks forward to autumn, it is important to reflect on, and thank, all of the people who work tirelessly in our community each day to make it a little bit brighter. From the downtown organizations who promote our businesses and our Main Street, to the organizations that lend a helping hand to children and their families — they are successful not only because they work hard but also because they take pride in what they do. And, they love what they’re doing. The City of Canton is immensely proud of the efforts put forth by groups like CASA, the Cherokee County Historical Society, and the Cherokee Arts Center, which make our corner of the world better. In addition, City organizations like Canton Tourism, the Canton Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and the Canton Main Street Program, although long established, continue to have fresh energy, new ideas and a spirit of cooperation. Autumn has been called “the year’s last, loveliest smile,” and for good reason. It is a wonderful time for fellowship with neighbors, friends, and families. Canton’s special location in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains provides for a kaleidoscope of colors and weather that is perfect for fall outdoor events. One of the city’s most popular events, Taste of Canton, will feature great food and music for all to enjoy on October 24. In addition, the Fall Harvest Celebration will take place October 26 in Cannon Park. The event, hosted by Canton Main Street, with participation from Canton Tourism and the DDA, will offer trickor-treating at the downtown merchants, a costume contest for kids and pets, hayrides, and a petting zoo. We invite you to come to Canton this fall and dine at one of our great restaurants, shop, and enjoy our special fall events. I promise you’ll be glad you came! Also, to all our Canton residents, please remember to vote in the elections on November 5. Your vote is important!

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The Jones Building is one of several renovation projects currently under way in historic Downtown Canton.

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


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Do you have a really great vacation photo that makes everyone who sees it smile? We want to enjoy it too! Submit your photo to be eligible to win prizes donated from businesses in your community. All entry fees go directly to our featured charity, Cherokee FOCUS, which operates the Cherokee Youth Works Program to serve at-risk youth providing education, workforce training and life skills. Name: Address: Phone: Email: Please include your favorite image on a minimum size of 4x6 on glossy photo paper along with this form and check for $10.00 payable to Cherokee FOCUS. Images will be judged on “fun factor,” content and technical quality. Prints become property of Family Life Publications and will not be returned. Finalists will be contacted for additional information about their winning photos. Winners will be announced in our November issue and will receive gift certificates as follows: First place — $100 family portrait session with PhotoJack.net; Second place — $50 spa package at Revive Day Spa; Third place — $20 gift certificate to Sixes Tavern

Be the first to find the photo where these pieces belong! Please email art@familylifepublications.com to submit your answer. Be sure to include the magazine title, your name and contact information. Only emailed answers with full information will be accepted. Individuals can win only once per calendar year. Happy Hunting!

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Pink is the

New Orange By Drs. Keith West, Michael McNeel, Thaddeus Fabian, Keith Hanna & John Symbas October may be the time for pumpkins, fall colors and hayrides, but pastel pink also makes its mark. With Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, pink becomes the new orange. This month offers plenty of walks, runs, galas, wine tastings, golf outings, tennis tournaments, and more as different fundraising options. For more than 25 years, we have seen greater attention and funds directed at eradicating this devastating disease. So, what impact has all this made? The five-year survival rate is close to 90 percent now, as compared to 76 percent in 1975-77. Also, compare the mammogram rates: Back in 1987, only about 37 percent of women between 50-68 years old received mammograms; in 2010, more than 78 percent received mammograms.*

Plastic surgeons, including our team at Marietta Plastic Surgery, play an important role in helping women as they navigate the recovery and reconstruction process. Women have many different options to choose from; there’s a far greater variety of implant choices now that are tailored to their specific needs than just a few years ago. Also, the new Vectra imaging technology gives patients predictable results about what they may look like with the use of its high-powered camera and imaging software technology. Breast cancer awareness charities and support groups have made great strides in fundraising over the years, which we hope eventually will lead to a cure. But until that day, women of all ages should focus on their breast health. Regular mammograms are imperative for early detection, but aren’t usually recommended until after 40 years old. For low-risk patients, self-exams help women understand the changes in their bodies. Antioxidant-rich foods like berries, broccoli, almonds, apples and red beans

can also help the body fight off cancercausing free radicals. Healthy digestion and a fiber-rich diet are critical to good overall health because fiber helps pull toxins and excess hormones out of the digestive system. And the list goes on. This October, wear pink and support worthwhile breast cancer charities; more importantly, become educated on the many ways to help prevent breast cancer in the first place. Marietta Plastic Surgery will host an Open House at 5-7 p.m., October 15, at the Woodstock office. The public is invited to meet the doctors and learn about facial, breast and body procedures; participate in event-only specials; and earn prizes. RSVP by October 11 to OpenHouse@MariettaPlasticSurgery.com. *Cancer.org 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, MariettaPlasticSurgery.com

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Doug Stone Concert Break out your cowboy boots and enjoy the songs of country music star Doug Stone, performing at 8 p.m., October 18, at the historic Canton Theatre. Stone, originally from Marietta, will perform hits from his “Reliving the ‘90s” Tour. For tickets and more information, visit CantonTheatre.com.

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‘Night Under the Lights’

Cherokee Arts Center’s annual Harvesting the Arts Ball, “Night Under the Lights,” 7 p.m., October 19, will offer a magical night of dinner, dancing, and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the Cherokee Arts Center. 95 North St., Canton

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Leaning Ladder Premium Olive Oils and Vinegars is one of Downtown Woodstock’s newest businesses. Stop by their beautiful kitchen-style store and try as many oils and vinegars as you want, sample recipes, and even watch a cooking demonstration by Chef Mary. Follow the store on Facebook for updates; your taste buds will thank you. 105 E. Main St., Suite 126, Woodstock

Twilight Run

Tie those laces tight and get ready for the Twilight Run F.O.R. Cherokee 5K and Fun Run, scheduled for 7 p.m., October 26, at Hobgood Park. The night race will benefit the Cherokee Friends of Recovery Foundation, which helps keep Cherokee County highways safe from impaired drivers. Awards will be given in different categories. Register online at Active.com or at 6 p.m. on race day. 6688 Bells Ferry Road, Woodstock


Make Choices that Matter;

Teach Your Children By James E. Kilgore, Ph.D. Too often we make choices without thinking about their consequences. Sometimes the results are immediate, but other times they are delayed. The ongoing patterns need our attention, whether good or bad. Habits are simply actions that have been repeated for at least 21 days in a row. Those habits can become part of the changes we resist making in our daily living. In therapy I see people repeating the results of bad choices without examining what they are doing or why. A noted psychiatrist defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Immature people refuse to examine their behavior and want to blame others for the choices for which they are responsible. As a result, we have become a society with many “victims.” Those are the people who think that much of what has happened to them is the cause of someone else having wronged them, that someone owes them something, or that someone else should do something for them. That attitude results in a feeling of helplessness or powerlessness. Plato said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” That ancient wisdom is the mark of maturity. Wise people examine their behavior and look at the choices they have made that led to those results. How is your life examination looking these days? The results of our decisions should not surprise us. If we think things through, we can predict the outcomes. That requires a thoughtful process rather than an impulsive response. God says, “Be not deceived. What you sow is what you will reap.” Have you checked the “seeds” you are planting? If you want your children to grow up with maturity and not feeling like victims, teach them to think through the consequences of what they decide. Two of the most important lessons we teach are these: how to make good decisions and how to learn from our mistakes.

James Kilgore is president of International Family Foundation Inc. 770-479-3669, JEKiff@hotmail.com, InternationalFamily.org

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Community Canton Revitalization Continues with Historic Jones Building The look of Downtown Canton is undergoing a significant change this month with the unveiling of the old brick originally used on Jones Mercantile Co. building at 130 E. Main St. The company placed a modern stucco façade over the older brick frame in 1970. The distinctive blend of the yellow brick façade along Main Street with a red brick façade along the northern and western walls provides great character to the Jones building. Residents and architecture buffs have enjoyed watching the bricks come down and have noted the overall good condition of the brick structure after all these years. The original wood-framed windows, wooden corbels, marble trim, and decorative brickwork also appear to be in remarkable shape. Although minor damage appears on some of the marble and brickwork, the only significant loss appears on the front columns. These columns were once faced with the famous green serpentine from the Holly Springs Quarry. It is believed that the serpentine was removed during the 1970 modernization. Nevertheless, the return of the historic appearance is a welcome change to the downtown landscape. At the time of its closing, Jones Mercantile was one of the oldest businesses in Canton. R.T. Jones established a general merchandise store in 1879, when he moved to Canton. The store originally sold dry goods, hardware, furniture, and grocery items, and expanded to include items one would find at any modern department store in the mid-20th century. The Jones Mercantile Co. moved from this downtown location in the early 1980s and later housed the Canton Post Office.

Once renovation of the old Jones Mercantile Co. building is complete, it will house restaurants, boutiques, and other businesses that are an integral part of Downtown Canton’s continued revitalization.

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Local Church Donates Prayer Shawls to Hospital Patients Members of Celebration of Grace Lutheran Church in Canton recently presented 16 handmade prayer shawls to Northside HospitalCherokee, to be distributed to patients throughout the hospital. They also donated 69 handmade caps for the babies in the hospital’s Women’s Center. The items were delivered to the hospital on September 8 in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Evangelical Church in America (ELCA) and its dedication to serving the community. For several years, the Prayer Shawl Ministry at Celebration of Grace Lutheran has made shawls and caps for those in the community who need the comfort of knowing people care about them in their time of need. The items not only provide warmth but also offer the feeling of healing prayers. “We are grateful to the volunteers at Celebration of Grace Lutheran Church for being so generous with their time and resources, and for thinking of our patients,” said Michael Johnson, CFO, Northside Hospital-Cherokee, who joined Rev. C.R. Hill, hospital chaplain, and Christa Parham, Northside Hospital-Cherokee Patient Relations, in accepting the shawls and caps.

Volunteers of the Prayer Shawl Ministry at Celebration of Grace Lutheran Church in Canton donated handmade shawls and caps recently to patients and newborns at Northside Hospital-Cherokee.


Pumpkin,

Please!

By Kellie Baxter, D.C. Could it be that pumpkins tend to have a permanent toothy grin because they know they are one of the most nutrient-rich foods available all year? Possibly! Pumpkins and their seeds are packed with fiber and more than 100 vitamins, minerals and disease-fighting antioxidants. The alpha- and beta-carotene alone in pumpkins help to boost immune function, lessen the risk of heart disease, promote healthy vision, slow the aging process, and prevent tumor growth. Simply smashing, right?

The seeds from fall’s famous orange gourds are packed full of zinc and Omega 3 fatty acids that are good for bone, brain and heart health. Pumpkin seed oil, added to your favorite recipes, has even been shown to naturally scare cavities away. Now that you have a patch full of reasons to include pumpkin in your diet, let’s explore why you should be using it on your skin. While pumpkins can grow freakishly large, the actual molecular structure of the pumpkin is quite small. This means that pumpkin-based treatments are able to penetrate deeper into the skin when used topically, making them more effective. The beta-carotene in pumpkin protects against free-radical damage caused by the sun, pollution, stress, smoking and anything else that haunts you. Plus, pumpkin extract has been shown to improve the effects of sunscreen when applied topically. The essential fatty acids, vitamin C and sodium hyaluronate in pumpkins boost collagen production, diminish fine lines,

and plump and hydrate the skin. Pumpkin contains a natural fruit acid called alpha hydroxy acid, which helps to quickly exfoliate away dead skin cells. It promotes new cell growth, leaving a softer, younger, luminous complexion. Pumpkin is also great for those battling acne. The zinc in the seeds helps to regulate oil production, promote healthy hormone levels, and heal the skin. Pumpkin peels are especially great for those with acne or sensitive skin. Pumpkin is absolutely amazing for treating dull complexions, hyper pigmentation, dry skin, aging skin and sensitive skin. Treat yourself with some pumpkin today!

Dr. Kellie Baxter is president/ owner of Revive Day Spa and Baxter Chiropractic. 770-345-1111, MyReviveDaySpa.com BaxterChiro.com

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“Healing Hands Youth Ranch has been a blessing for my two girls, who come from a violent past and a single-parent home. Suffering from depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, they appreciate that the ranch offers them something to be proud of and work toward; they look forward to the next week before we are even off the property! HHYR is helping my daughters learn patience, compassion, dedication and the importance of trust — life lessons that will help them grow into strong, independent women.” — Amanda, parent

“My daughter suffered from depression and anxiety. When we first went to HHYR, I had no expectations of how it would help her. Jennifer (Simonis, founder and director) and the volunteers gave my daughter hope, wisdom, encouragement, compassion and, most importantly, love. HHYR provided a safe place for her to heal, grow, and learn to experience life again. I watched my withdrawn teenager blossom into a strong and confident young lady. Now a senior in high school and a straight-A student, she talks about friends, SAT scores, and the different colleges she plans to apply to for admission. I will forever be grateful for HHYR’s dedication and commitment to helping the children in our community. We are so fortunate to have people who care so deeply for our future generation.” — Amy, parent “Getting involved at HHYR has been a life-changing experience. When I started volunteering in 2011, I knew nothing about horses. What I did know was that this was a place I wanted to be. HHYR is where children who are hurting can find comfort, peace and understanding; that is what I found on the first day, working with the horses and learning from Jennifer. Now, as a board member, it’s an honor to be involved in organizing the program and raising funds to ensure the future of HHYR.” — Kim, HHYR board member 20

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ealing Hands Youth Ranch was formed in 2008 on 145 acres in Waleska, Ga. The purpose of the ranch is to help young people make better choices in their lives. By building a relationship with a horse and a volunteer mentor, young people gain inner strength and learn valuable life lessons of trust and faith. The staff and volunteers at the ranch believe that horses and children are special gifts that should be cherished. It is an honor to witness the amazing ways that horses can teach us better communication skills, build confidence, and help us overcome our fears. Interested in learning more? Healing Hands Youth Ranch will host an Open House, 1-5 p.m., October 12. The ranch will offer pony rides for the kids, concessions, and more. The Milton County Fire Dept.’s Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Team will conduct rescue drills as well. Come enjoy the ranch’s peaceful scenery and learn more about the program and how you can be a part of it. Healing Hands Youth Ranch services are provided free with the support of volunteers and donations.


Academic Reinhardt University Dedicates New Science Center

Reinhardt University dedicated its new 12,000-squarefoot Science Center, made possible through generous donations from community organizations, foundations, and school trustees and friends.

Almost 100 students, trustees, alumni, community members, faculty and staff gathered September 17 on the Dobbs Science Hall plaza at Reinhardt University for a ceremony dedicating the new 12,000-square-foot Science Center.

Reinhardt University Chaplain Rev. Jordan Thrasher opened the event with prayer, followed by special remarks from Reinhardt University President J. Thomas Isherwood; School of Mathematics and Science Dean William DeAngelis; and Student Government Association President Maria Flores. “This building is a dream come true; one that has been envisioned and planned for a long time,” said DeAngelis, noting that the new Science Center and renovation to Samuel C. Dobbs Science Hall provide more room for instruction, more advanced equipment, and designated space for research. “An important learning outcome for our school is to get students involved in research...The space here dedicated to student research is very important to us.”

Creekland Middle Students Create Culinary Art Students in Sharon Aiken’s eighthgrade social studies class at Creekland Middle School completed a Georgia Cookie Project recently. For the project, students made a cookie in the shape of the state of Georgia, including the state’s physical landforms, regions, major cities, rivers, and natural resources, using edible items like icing and candies. The students celebrated their culinary art project by eating the cookie!

Flores added, “Every year we want to do more. We want to learn more. We want to join more clubs. We want to represent Reinhardt at conferences. We want to go above and beyond every single year,” she said. “It’s amazing that, in a little town like Waleska, we have this incredible building. But, it’s not just this building — it’s the people, the technology, everything at Reinhardt that make such an impact every day.” The new Science Center includes three labs; two advanced research labs; four classrooms; and four offices. The $4.2 million project was funded with donations from the Angel and George Lawson Estate; Northside Hospital; an Atlanta foundation; and Reinhardt trustees and friends Steven & Nancy Gordy Simms, William G. & Martha Hasty, Deborah Marlowe, and Bea & Austin Flint.

Creekland Middle School students (left to right) Emmalee Allen, Jeppie Askew, Carsen Vereen, Isabella McGuffey, and Hannah Harrison show off their “Georgia cookie,” created as part of Sharon Aiken’s eighthgrade social studies class.

Sixes Elementary ‘Super Teacher’ Celebrates Boosterthon Success Sixes Elementary School first-grade teacher Lauren Grimsley dressed as “Super Teacher” recently to celebrate the class having reached its pledge goal of $85 per lap in the recent PTA Boosterthon run. The run was a PTA fundraiser to support year-long student programs. All classes participated in the fundraiser, receiving 10 percent of the funds pledged and collected. Principal Deborah Kelly estimates approximately $20,000 was raised for the PTA to support student programs at the school.

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Causes & Treatments

for ADD/ADHD There are many theories about Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyper Disorder (ADHD) and lots of controversy over how to treat these conditions. I believe, and research proves, that drugs aren’t the only answer. After all, we tell our children not to take drugs, right? There is a new way to treat ADD and/or ADHD without taking drugs and experiencing their side effects. Depending upon your mental state, your brain produces four distinct brain waves. Beta waves are produced when you are alert and externally focused. Alpha waves are produced when you close your eyes and relax. Theta waves are produced briefly when you start to fall asleep. And, Delta waves occur when you are sleeping. Scientific research has demonstrated

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By Chris Meiners, D.C. that there is an expected normal pattern of brain-wave activity for any given circumstance. A healthy, balanced, and properly regulated nervous system will produce the appropriate brain waves at the appropriate levels and at the appropriate times for any given situation. However, when the nervous system becomes tense and unbalanced as a result of subluxation (an incomplete or partial dislocation of a join or organ), poor nutrition, stress, food sensitivities, drugs, or trauma, the brain-wave patterns become dysregulated — causing many different neurological symptoms and conditions. For example, if the brain produces high magnitudes of Delta or Theta waves, then the person will likely experience attention and focus issues, such as those associated with ADHD/ ADD; cognitive decline; learning disorders;

or symptoms-related concussion. If the brain produces higher-than-normal magnitudes of Alpha waves, then the person will likely experience symptoms associated with fibromyalgia, such as pain, irritability, or depression. If the brain produces higher-than-normal magnitudes of Beta waves, then the person will likely experience symptoms of generalized anxiety, including panic attacks; migraine and tension headaches; chronic pain; or insomnia. These are just some of the many examples of brain-wave dysregulation that can be addressed with BrainCore neurofeedback (BrainCoreTherapy.com), a new breakthrough therapy that “normalizes” brain waves without medication.

Dr. Chris Meiners is a licensed chiropractor with Canton Wellness Center. 770-720-4090, CantonWellness.com


Warranties When you make an electrical service purchase for your home or business, the contractor and manufacturer make an important promise to stand behind the products installed. Warranty coverage can vary with regard to parts, time, and labor from company to company. Here are some questions you may want to ask your electrical contractor: How long does the warranty last; who do you contact at the company for a warranty call; what parts are covered under the warranty; and are there any conditions or limits on the warranty? Always get in writing the warranty that the salesperson explains to you. A spoken warranty is only as good as the person speaking, and a warranty only works if the company you use stands behind it.

By Fred Hawkins

Do not always use the cheapest company. Good companies may need to charge a little more up-front to be able to stand behind a two-year warranty. Always ask how and why the work was performed, and verify that the work was done to all state and local code specifications. Also, have them explain the warranty to you in detail, with a written list of all items, labor, and products covered under the warranty. Ask if the company offers an extended warranty on their purchase items. An example would be a new panel and service charge. Good service companies typically offer a two-year warranty on most items installed and a 100 percent money-back guarantee on all work performed. Most service companies offer a home protection plan, which is a contract that

offers service at a discounted rate. The homeowner would get priority service over other customers and would be charged the standard rate without additional fees for emergency calls. The homeowner would also get a 10-15 percent discount on any future work done at the home after they become a member. The home protection plan generally costs approximately $10 a month. Lastly, save all paperwork on the service completed. Perform routine maintenance and inspections on all products installed. You should never abuse or misuse electrical items, but a warranty will offer peace of mind.

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

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JUMP Kitchen Saloon continues to exceed the expectations of everyone who walks through its doors. From the moment you step in and sit down you know you’ve found something special. With JUMP Kitchen’s warm and relaxing atmosphere, you immediately feel welcomed. Looking through the menu, you’ll notice that JUMP Kitchen offers unique items that you can’t find elsewhere in this area of Georgia. Each and every item on the menu reflects JUMP Kitchen’s unique quality — including in-house made-from-scratch salad dressings, hamburger patties, batters for breading, spice mixes, and so much more. With your first bite, you’ll know you’re getting fresh, quality ingredients. JUMP isn’t just about good quality food; it’s also about service. Everyone at JUMP wants to make your experience the very best. If you have a special request, let them know; they will do whatever they can to make it happen. And they want your feedback. They continue to build and grow based on the local market and what patrons request. At JUMP, you can satisfy pretty much any appetite. To start, the fresh-made guacamole and chips will get you wanting everything else that is served with the guacamole. Or, maybe you would like to start with a more traditional appetizer of wings — JUMP’s dry rub seems to be customers’ all-time favorite. The hardest part about visiting JUMP is deciding what to try from the menu: maybe a freshly battered and fried catfish poboy and cup of lobster bisque featuring delicious lobster chunks; one of JUMP’s ground in-house burgers; the BASH burger with guacamole and apple wood bacon; or the BIG ‘Forkin’ burger with house-ground brisket and beef shoulder, bacon, American cheese, beef chili, white onions, cheddar cheese and chipotle cream. JUMP’s main fares include, cedar-plank salmon, chicken-fried steak, cowboy ribeye, and BBQ meatloaf, just to name a few. If tacos are what you’re craving, look no farther. Famous for Whiskey Bay fish tacos, JUMP also has mango fish or chicken tacos, ground beef tacos, and delicious pork tacos — all of which are fantastic! And then there’s JUMP’s Sunday brunch, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. JUMP’s Sunday brunch features more unique choices, including a lobster omelet, fried quail and Belgium waffles, shrimp and grits, and much more. JUMP’s Sunday brunch is not only delicious but also affordable! Most brunch plates at JUMP range from $6-$8, with Bloody Mary, Peach Bellini and Mimosa specials starting at $3. JUMP also offers live music entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as some weeknights. Follow JUMP Kitchen Saloon on Facebook for up-to-date events, weekly dining specials, and limited special features of the day. Everything at JUMP Kitchen Saloon will keep you coming back for more!

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Worrywart By Polly Balint Let’s talk about being a Worrywart. It’s a perfect name, by the way. It’s yucky. To worry is to fret, to have anxiety and fear. And it takes a lot of energy to be a Worrywart. In fact, it can be exhausting! We want our worries to go away, so we prayerfully give them to God; but then we pick them back up and embrace them as though we believe we’ll somehow be comforted. Worry can become an idol. The truth is, worry cannot help our situation; cannot heal anything; cannot provide for our needs; and, worst of all, worry does not love us back! “Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs,” (Jonah 2:8). Yikes! Then, what good is worry? Not too long ago, I got to the point

where I realized being a Worrywart was wearing me out, robbing my joy, and hindering me. I knew there were several powerful scripture passages about worry, anxiety and fretting, such as: “Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life… Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” (Matthew 6:25-26). One morning as I stepped out our front door for my walk, I turned to God and prayed for relief from worrying. During my prayer walk, I looked over at the rolling green slopes of our neighborhood golf course, when suddenly a verse popped in my head: “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” (Matthew 6:27). Wow! I was familiar with that verse, but I saw it in a brand new way! I realized worrying has been an idol in my life. I had to laugh out loud

at how quickly and succinctly God had answered by prayer. He gently reminded me that worrying is worthless and that I needed to make a decision to stop worrying — and start trusting Him more. 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. ThatGirlMarketing.biz

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Local events and activities provide fall family fun for all! By Michelle Martin

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Nothing ushers in fall like a fun festival! There’s nothing quite like the sights, sounds and smells of autumn — from trick-or-treating in fun Halloween costumes to jumping in moonwalks; listening to ghost stories to bobbing for apples; and breathing in the appetizing aroma of fresh-baked pumpkin pie, cotton candy, apple cider and other delicious treats. Whatever your family has in mind, you’ll find plenty of local activities to celebrate fall your way!

Cagle’s Corn Maze

Weekends-November 17 Friday, 5-11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cagle’s Family Farm, 355 Stringer Road, Canton This year marks 13 years of the cornfield maze at Cagle’s Family Farm! The most direct route through the maze can be walked in about 45 minutes, but most wandering maze-goers will require about an hour to poke along the more than 3 miles of paths. Come for the day and enjoy other activities, including farm tours; a bonfire; the jumpee pillow; and plenty of finger-lickin’ good farm food! 770-345-5591, CaglesFamilyFarm.com

Autumn Fest

October 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Barrett Memorial Park 120 Park Lane, Holly Springs This year marks the 10th annual Autumn Fest celebration, featuring children’s games; arts and crafts; a petting zoo; live music; local vendors; and much more! 770-345-5536, HollySpringsGA.us

Fall Harvest Celebration

October 26, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Cannon Park, Downtown Canton Bring the kids to Cannon Park for trick-or-treating with local merchants, along with a petting zoo, games, and a kids’ costume contest and parade. 770-704-1500, Canton-Georgia.com

Zombie Fest

October 26, 5-10 p.m. Downtown Canton Presented by Cherokee FOCUS, Zombie Fest will feature zombie fun for the whole family — including a kids’ bounce house, zombie makeup, live music, and vendors, along with a free showing of “Night of the Living Dead” at Canton Theatre. Chandler Riggs from “The Walking Dead” also will be a part of a special VIP event. 770-345-5483, CherokeeFocus.org

KidsFest

October 31, 3-7 p.m. The Park at City Center 101 Arnold Mill Road, Downtown Woodstock This family-friendly event will feature lots of fun fall activities, including trick-ortreating; Tim the Magician; Adam the Juggler; a DJ; pumpkin bowling games; moonwalks; bobbing for apples; face painting; candy giveaways; and much more! Trophies and prizes will be given for the scariest, funniest and best costumes. 770-517-6788, WhatsUpWoodstock.com

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Injectable Fillers are New ‘Liquid Facelift’ By Drs. Musarra, Leake & Petrosky Have you seen the movie stars with their plump lips and prominent cheek bones and wondered how they look so good? Their secret is injectable fillers. Injectable fillers like Radiesse, Restylane, and Juvederm can be used for patients who want to both lift lines and sculpt the face. They can be used to fill wrinkles, scars, depressions under the eyes, or build up the cheeks or chin. They can help lift your brow, remove the sunken areas from your face, and define and enlarge your lips. With age, our skin becomes more susceptible to wrinkles and aging. Exposure to sun and years of muscle movement (squinting, chewing, smiling) contribute to tissue breakdown of the skin. Facial fillers will volumize creases and folds in the face in areas that have lost

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fat and collagen as we age. Hyaluronic acid is the natural filler substance in your body. The face starts to lack volume and appears aged with deeper nasolabial folds (cheeks), unaesthetic marionette lines, a deeper mentalis fold (chin), thinning lips, and turning down the corners of the lips. Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, are injected extraorally right underneath these folds to replace the lost volume to create a younger look in the face. Dermal fillers have been called “liquid facelifts” because they offer many of the benefits of a surgical facelift without the downtime. Dermal filler injection requires very minimal downtime, allowing patients to return to work and their normal activities directly following treatment. The average length of time involved with filler

injections is about 20 minutes, depending on the individual and the number of areas being treated. In general, the results from most injectable fillers last from a few months to more than a year. This depends of the type of facial filler and product used. For optimal results, additional treatments are encouraged. Could a “liquid facelift” be right for you? As with any procedure you are considering, make sure your consultation is with a specialty trained board-certified plastic surgeon.

Drs. Musarra, Leake & Petrosky are board-certified surgeons at Plastic Surgery Center of the South. 770-421-1242, PlasticSurgeryCenteroftheSouth.net


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State-of-the-Art Care in Your Hometown By Michelle Martin

Georgia Cancer Specialists is now affiliated with Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, which is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Community Cancer Centers Program. Through this partnership, the 47 Georgia Cancer Specialists physicians provide the latest technology, expertise and research in 27 Northside Hospital Cancer Institute locations — bringing quality care close to home, where it is needed the most. Drs. Rodolfo Bordoni, Crain Garrot, Gena Volas-Redd, and Lynn Zemsky lead Georgia Cancer Specialists’ Marietta office, located at 790 Church St., Suite 335. In addition, Drs. Garrot, Volas-Redd, and Zemsky also serve patients at Georgia Cancer Specialists’ Canton location, at 228 Riverstone Drive. Dr. Zemsky, who has been with Georgia Cancer Specialists for 11 years, brings a

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unique perspective to the practice after having lost both parents and an uncle to cancer. “I decided at age 12 to become a doctor because I had just lost my uncle to cancer,” she says. “Then, at age 17, I lost my father to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma; and, at age 18, my mother to breast cancer. My mother died in my third week of my freshman year of college. I thought studying medicine, particularly the fields of oncology and hematology, would be too overwhelming emotionally for me, but I stuck with it.” Ultimately, she says, her experience has helped her to relate personally to her patients and has given her an understanding of how children are affected when a parent is diagnosed and undergoing cancer treatment. “The emotional toll of cancer isn’t just on the patients; it changes the life of everyone who is close to them.”

Georgia Cancer Specialists provides comprehensive medical and support services in oncology and hematology, including pain management; in-home hospice care coordination; and nutritional and wellness counseling. The doctors diagnose and treat all types of blood disorders and cancers, most commonly affecting the brain, breast, colon, thyroid and renal areas. “Fortunately, we’re getting smarter about treatment,” says Dr. VolasRedd. “Advancements in genetic testing, molecular testing of agents, and early diagnosis are helping us to better understand and treat certain types of cancer — which drugs are most effective and if chemotherapy is needed, for instance.” Adds Dr. Zemsky, “For years cancer has been known as the ‘C’ word; well, now that refers to ‘chronic.’ In many cases, patients are living and even thriving with cancer in a way that was not possible


Georgia Cancer Specialists Rodolfo Bordoni, M.D. Crain Garrot, M.D. Gena Volas-Redd, M.D. Lynn Zemsky, M.D.

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before medical and technological advancements made it easier to detect cancer in early stages and begin proven treatments and therapy as soon as possible.” The doctors at Georgia Cancer Specialists share a hands-on philosophy that emphasizes care, compassion and communication. As Dr. Volas-Redd explains, “We believe it is important to be open and honest with patients about their disease and treatment, while also showing the compassion they and their family need and deserve to help them throughout their care,” she says. “While we encourage them to never give up hope, we also caution them to be realistic when there are no more options and help them transition to hospice care. We are in this together, and we’ll be there for our patients from the beginning to the end of their care.” Family support is critical throughout patients’ treatment, and it can make a difference in their recovery chances as well. “We come alongside them like family,” says Dr. Zemsky, “but having a support network at home

and in their everyday lives can help prolong patients’ lives and improve their quality of life. It makes our job as doctors easier knowing that our patients have people who love them and will rally around them.” In addition to providing cancer treatment, Georgia Cancer Specialists also helps educate and equip patients on what they can do themselves to help prevent or fight cancer. As Dr. Volas-Redd explains, research has proven that elective surgery to remove the breast or ovaries in patients with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer can reduce their likelihood of developing cancer by as much as 90 percent. Uterine and colon cancers also can be hereditary, but there isn’t as much research in those areas as in breast and ovarian cancer, she says. “It is important that patients understand that they are active participants in their treatment and prevention,” adds Dr. Zemsky. Following a healthy, low-fat diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables; exercising regularly; maintaining a healthy body mass index (less than

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25 percent body fat); and giving up tobacco use can play a big role in reducing the chances of developing cancer and in decreasing the chances of relapses, she says. Fortunately, not all of the patients at Georgia Cancer Specialists suffer from terminal cancer or hematological malignancies; many cases are benign. Still, they provide all patients with the same level of quality care, compassion and open communication. “Our goal is to help our patients to the best of our abilities,” says Dr. Volas-Redd. “We try to make their experience as personal as possible so that they better understand their particular issue and feel more comfortable.” Like each of Georgia Cancer Specialists’ 27 locations, the Canton and Marietta offices offer patients convenience to local doctors who are experts in their field, to cuttingedge technology, and research. As Dr. Volas-Redd says, “Georgia Cancer Specialists brings Northside Hospital Cancer Institute’s state-of-the-art care to patients’ hometowns!”

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Modifications After Divorce By J. Daran Burns Modification actions can be used to change any part of a divorce agreement, but most often arise when one party needs to change the amount of child support paid or received each month. The recession has hit many local families hard, and many individuals have lost their job and no longer can afford to pay what was agreed upon. There are also instances when the parent without primary custody has obtained a new, higher-paying job and the custodial parent feels the amount of child support should be similarly increased. The law allows five different grounds that individuals may utilize to seek an increase or decrease in the amount of support, but the most common are: a substantial change in either parent’s income or financial status; and a

substantial change in the needs of the children. Modification is the exclusive remedy under Georgia law for people seeking to change the amount of child support ordered by the court. The amount of child support ordered by the court in your divorce case was based upon your income at that time. If you lose your job, then you’ve certainly undergone the substantial change in income mentioned in the law. If this happens to you, it is important to be proactive and seek a modification from the court rather than failing to pay the amount due. Falling behind in child support can lead to the suspension of your driver’s license, garnishment of your paycheck, and, ultimately, incarceration.

Alternately, a medical, educational or some other type of expense that was not expected at the time of the divorce could arise, which makes the amount of child support being received by the custodial parent no longer sufficient. Perhaps your child has been diagnosed with an illness and you’re facing hundreds of dollars in monthly prescriptions that you can’t afford, or you have determined your child requires tutoring outside the classroom. In scenarios such as these, you can’t let your child suffer or fall behind; you must move quickly to initiate your modification action. Situations change; fortunately, Georgia law may allow a divorce settlement to change, too.

J. Daran Burns is a partner at Burns & Speights, P.C., Attorneys at Law, in Canton. 770-956-1400, BASLG.com

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Taste of Ingredients

¾ cup brown sugar ½ cup sugar

Preparation

Apple Heath Bar Dip By Kim Fowler

Slice the apples and let them soak in the pineapple juice to prevent them from turning brown.

1 tsp vanilla 1 cup Heath Bar

After they have soaked for 20 minutes or so, drain the pineapple juice and place on a serving dish.

8 ounces cream cheese 1 large can of pineapple juice 8 Granny Smith green apples

Mix the other ingredients and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to an hour.

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.” ServiceLeague.net

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Ribbon Cuttings and Ground Breakings

Family Life Publications 150 North St., Suite A, Canton 770-213-7095 Publishing/Community Magazine

American Family Care 6440 Bells Ferry Road, Woodstock 205-403-8902 Healthcare

Cagle’s Family Farm — The Corn Maze 362 Stringer Road, Canton 770-345-5591 Tourism

Fashion Attitudes Consignments 122 Riverstone Parkway, Canton 678-880-2882 Retail Consignment Shop

Loudermilk for Congress P.O. Box 447, Cassville 770-606-9490 Individuals

Northside Hospital Cherokee — Towne Lake Medical Office Building 900 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock Medical Offices

Omega Learning Woodstock 1025 Rose Creek Drive Suite 300, Woodstock 678-540-6606 Educational Services

Practically Perfect Day Spa & Salon 577 E. Main St., Canton 770-704-5614 Day Spa & Salon

Strategic HRD, LLC 3605 Sandy Plains Road Suite 240-440, Marietta 404-202-6436 Management Consulting Services

Thomas Electrical Solutions 295 Ridge Pine Drive, Canton 404-513-7825 Electrical Contractors

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Moss

Management By Louise Estabrook Mosses are small plants that produce a mass of fine stems that can survive under very shady conditions. Moss will take over and grow where the shade is so dense during the summer that not enough light is present to support growth of a healthy lawn. Moss thrives during periods of high humidity and in water-logged soils like we had earlier this year due to heavy spring and summer rainfalls. One factor that is always associated with moss growth is that the growing condition for grass is poor. Moss is an opportunistic plant; if the lawn doesn’t thrive, moss will gladly take advantage of the situation. The problem is usually

hard, compacted soils that restrict root development. Soils with high clay content, like the soils we have here in Cherokee County, are easily compacted. Moss can become very thick under shaded conditions. Thinning trees or pruning limbs to improve light conditions and increase air circulation is often helpful. If grass won’t grow in these areas, it may be necessary to utilize a shade-tolerant ground cover, or simply cover the area in mulch. Moss also likes areas where the pH is very acidic. The solution to raising the soil pH is the addition of lime. Take a soil test first: Go down in about 20 spots in your yard and pull a small quantity of soil from each hole at a 4-inch depth. Mix all of these samples together and bring them into the Cherokee County Cooperative Extension office to be tested. Many people ask if there are chemicals available to eliminate moss. Although

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some chemicals are effective, they are only temporary and the problem will return in time. The chemicals will kill the moss, and then you will need to rake it out by hand. If you don’t buy the chemical and don’t kill the moss, you can still hand rake it out just as easily; so why go through the trouble of trying to kill it first? Of course, either way, if you don’t change the environment the moss is growing in, it will reappear.

Louise Estabrook is the Agricultural and Natural Resources agent for the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. 770-721-7803, CAES.UGA.edu/Extension/Cherokee

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By Amanda Beckmann

Domestic violence is a growing health concern in America and all over the world. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in this country and the No.1 cause of death in pregnant women. Georgia is currently ranked 6th in the nation for domestic violence-related deaths. In Cherokee County, there were 3,635 domestic violence-related calls to law enforcement in 2012. To put some perspective on how widespread the problem is, only 25 percent of incidences are reported — meaning the actual number of domestic violence incidences last year was greater than 12,000. One in four women are victims of domestic violence, and more than

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130 women were killed by their spouse in Georgia last year alone. The facts speak for themselves. Awareness is the key to lowering the incidences of domestic violence, and it is our job as a community to bring this epidemic out of the shadows. Domestic violence in the United States costs an estimated $5.8 billion annually, yet few doctors’ screen for family violence. The PEACH Project (Providers Educating and Advocating for Change and Healing) was inspired by a survivor. The mission of the project is to place an awareness poster and/or safety cards into patient restrooms of every

doctor’s office in Cherokee County. The resources for helping victims are abundant; however, getting the resources into the hands of victims is not an easy task. We believe that educating medical professionals on domestic violence screenings and offering them the resources to provide for their patients will ultimately decrease the total number of cases in our county. For information about The PEACH Project and volunteer opportunities, email AmandaBeckmann, PEACHProject@gmail.com. If you are being abused, call the Cherokee County hotline at 770-479-1703. Amanda Beckmann is a survivor of domestic violence and an advocate for awareness programs, including The PEACH Project.


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By Heike Hellmann-Brown When thinking about paintings, a lot of different styles and media come to mind; but were you aware that you can also “paint” with glass? A visit to the workshop of Woodstock glass artist Charles Offutt shows that he has mastered his craft to perfection. He creates paintings without brushes — timeless heirlooms that will last for centuries. Offutt grew up in Chillicothe, Ohio, a town that boasted a lot of glass art in its buildings. As a boy Offutt was fascinated by the beauty of those fragile-looking creations. Later, while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps Band in San Diego, he had the opportunity to meet one of the greatest glass artists, James T. Hubbell, who mentored and inspired him. In 1982, Offutt moved to Georgia, curious to find out “what Southern glass was all about.” He worked with various studios and finally started his own company with the intent to create pieces of art that would live up to his own high standards. In a lifetime of artistry and craftsmanship, this “Artisan in Glass” has designed, built and installed more than 1,500 custom stained-glass creations in a wide variety of styles. Offutt is passionate about every piece he creates — be it doors, entryways, three-dimensional panels, windows, room dividers, lighting fixtures, or free-hanging pieces. Stained glass is not only aesthetically pleasing but also can be more practical and durable; for instance, in bathroom windows. Aside from architects and interior designers, most of Offutt’s customers remain residential homeowners. “My glass creations have actually sold houses,” Offutt notes. “I’ve heard buyers say, ‘Take out the pool, but leave the glasswork!’” Offutt’s unique pieces can also be found at Greenwood’s Restaurant in Roswell, the Chapel at Lake Arrowhead, and restored glassworks at Arbor Hill Baptist Church. With customers as far west as Denver, he has taught his trade at Ohio University and conducted workshops at his Woodstock studio. “Sandblasting, etching, carving, kiln-formed glass — Artisan in Glass is one of the few studios that can do it all,” Offutt explains. “My versatility keeps me alive. All bevels are handmade by me and, therefore, are much deeper than foreign, mass-produced, non-prismatic bevels. This on-premise production adds to my freedom of design and enhances the quality of the finished piece, which is bound to be a one-of-a-kind creation for my patrons.” Always up for a new challenge, Offutt is now experimenting with powdered glass and seeking to create more contemporary pieces. “I like to push the limits,” he says. “My dream projects include an entire three-dimensional suit of armor out of beveled glass and a full-scale dragon for my driveway.” His ulterior goal is to exhibit his innovative works at the Corning Museum of Glass in upstate New York. Charles Offutt is currently seeking an apprentice who shares his dedication to craft some of the finest glasswork in the Southeast, true to his motto: “Show some class with some glass!”

ArtisanInGlass.com 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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Cleaning Cabinets By Gemma Beylouny It’s fall season already. Pretty soon we will be getting ready for the holidays: family get-togethers with a lot of cooking and celebrating! Let’s see if we can get at least one of our major chores done before the busy holiday season arrives. I’m talking about kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets like plastic laminate, vinyl cabinets, and painted wood can be cleaned using water, dishwashing soap and a soft cleaning cloth. This cleaning solution is simple but effective in removing smudges, grease buildup and dust. It also is safe and inexpensive. Whenever I clean, I always use a small bucket. It is handy and can be moved

around easily as I clean — saving time and trips back and forth to the sink. For dish soap, I prefer Dawn dishwashing detergent because it works really well on grease. It removes grease quite nicely and makes my task a little easier. I use a cleaning cloth instead of a sponge because it’s more flexible in tight corners and crevices.

water, making sure to wring it good to remove excess water. Using the cleaning cloth, wash clean the interior of the cabinets. After washing each section, wipe it dry with a new cleaning cloth. Do the same process on the cabinet doors — cleaning from top to bottom, inside and out. Leave the cabinet doors open after washing to allow it to air-dry.

My mantra is “always clean from top to bottom.” Having said that, remove everything inside the cabinets, starting at the top. Use a hand vacuum (or attachment) to remove any crumbs, dust and grease residue inside cabinets. If your cabinets have removable shelf lining, it will be easier to clean the shelves if you remove the lining first. Remember to place old towels inside cabinets to contain any water drippings.

In the meantime, check the contents of the cabinets for kitchen and cooking gadgets that aren’t used regularly. If you haven’t used them in years, now is the time to discard them or replace them with newer versions. Cleaning cabinets is a great excuse to shop for new kitchen gadgets!

Fill the bucket with warm water and squeeze in a couple of drops of dish soap. Dip the cleaning cloth in the

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

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Fall Happenings in the Canton HDL By Meghan Griffin

The Canton Historic Downtown Loop (HDL) is an exciting place to be in any season, but during fall, with the leaves changing and the crispness in the air, Canton is an exceptional place to live, work and play. This October, Canton’s downtown will host several fun events, including First Friday, Taste of Canton, and the Fall Harvest Celebration. First Friday will be held on October 4 in Cannon Park in Downtown Canton. Come out and see the classic cars on display and enjoy live music in the park. Shop for goodies for you or for friends and grab some food for dinner. The party will start at 6 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m. First Friday is free fun for the entire family! This marks the 13th year of Taste of Canton, and this year promises to be the best one yet! Join the Canton Main Street Program and Canton Tourism in Cannon Park, 5-8 p.m., October 24, in sampling a variety of foods from local restaurants and 44

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merchants. Tickets will be sold in full ($10) and half-taste ($5) for guests of all ages. Come to the park and see what’s cooking in Canton. Last, but certainly not least, is the Fall Harvest Celebration, Canton HDL’s annual Halloween party! Bring the kids and Fido for the festivities on October 26, starting with the Farmers Market at 8 a.m. There will be lots of activities for kids all morning! Then, beginning at 10:30 a.m., there will be trickor-treating at local businesses; a costume contest for the young ones and for the best costumed pet; and other fun games. Come to Canton’s Historic Downtown Loop for a howling good time!

Meghan Griffin is Main Street Director for the City of Canton. 770-704-1500, Canton-Georgia.com

October 4 First Friday 6-9 p.m.

October 24

Taste of Canton 5-8 p.m.

October 26

Farmers Market 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Fall Harvest Celebration 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.


Halloween Candy as a Teaching Tool By Mary Kay Buquoi Football, scarecrows, and pumpkins mean fall is in full swing! With that comes Halloween costumes and buckets full of candy. A bucket of Halloween candy not only means a lot of sugar for kids but also a lot of learning. One of my favorite things to do is to use the holidays as learning experiences for kids. Halloween is a great time to incorporate early learning preschool skills with goodies from your child’s trick-or-treating candy bucket. 1. KitKat candy bars are a Halloween favorite that I am sure you will find in your child’s bucket this year. KitKats are great for teaching the math concept of sharing equally because they come in even numbers. Sharing fairly is hard enough for little ones; but, when candy is involved it makes the process even tougher! 2. Sorting is an early math concept that is easy for young children to learn. Sorting candies by shape, size, color or type helps children to organize objects in real life and helps their brain to categorize. Need a more advanced sort? Try sorting the candies by the amount of letters in the candies’ name or by the number of words on the wrapper. 3. Smarties, Skittles, or M&Ms can be used for multiple mathematical concepts, such as sorting, graphing, and the concepts of more/less or greater than/less than. Kids can make predictions about how many of each color will be in their roll, and then eat away at their pack to completely change the outcome of their predictions.Youngsters will love making predictions, sorting their candies, and then talking about these mathematical concepts.You can also have them make predictions for how the candies will react when placed in water. Learning is all around. It just takes time to step back and have the perspective of a child. I challenge you to look at the world from their eyes and find the things that interest them this Halloween. When you find it, go with it! You’ll be amazed at what your little one can come up with!

Mary Kay Buquoi is owner of The Goddard School, 140 Foster Road, Woodstock. 770-720-1311, GoddardSchools.com

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Halloween means different things to different people. Most people enjoy getting caught up in the “spooky” fun that Halloween offers, so long as it isn’t harmful to anyone. As a kid, I didn’t care much for the “pop-up” haunted houses that ran only during the month of October or for the “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Friday the 13th” movies because they didn’t seem realistic. It’s hard to get scared when the whole premise of the show, be it a haunted house or movie, is utterly implausible. A good ghost story, however, could send a chill down my back and leave me looking over my shoulder until daylight! The difference in those “pop-up” haunted houses, scary movies, and ghost stories is in the details. A good ghost story will include just enough facts — such as historical events, landmarks, and actual people who lived — to leave you guessing. After all, isn’t the point of a “good scare” that it could have happened? You may be surprised to learn that the Cherokee County area has a rich haunted history. Ghostly figures, creepy sounds, and other unexplained phenomena, as some tales account, are haunting local landmarks even outside of the Halloween season. Many stories are featured in organized ghost tours that combine fact and fiction, or history and entertainment, for an enlightening — perhaps frightening — adventure!

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Canton Ghost Tour Friday-Saturday nights and private tours, by reservation

CantonGhostTour.com The Canton Ghost Tour developed from the personal experiences of Leisa Wilkie, owner and tour guide. “I grew up in a haunted house, with doors opening by themselves and other strange happenings,” she says, “so I’ve always been interested in ghost stories.” She often heard tales about different spots around town — including the “bleeding tree” at Hell’s Church — and researched on her own about their history. “When I went back to some of the places I had long heard about, I found kids there with video cameras and equipment, conducting their own paranormal investigations. I knew it was time to put everything together for a tour!” Popular sites on Canton Ghost Tour include Brown Park, Riverview Cemetery, Canton Fire Dept., and the site of the old Jones Mortuary. In addition, Wilkie’s book, “The Haunting History of Canton,” will be released on October 31.

Ghost Tales & Trails October 24-26, 6-10 p.m.

ElmStreetArts.org In years past, “Ghost Tales & Trails,” produced by Elm Street Cultural Arts Village, would draw upon legendary ghost stories about Woodstock, such as sounds of footsteps in the Old Dean House and sightings downtown of an Indian girl ghost. This year, Gay Grooms and the Elm Street Cultural Arts Village performers will present a “ghost tale” interactive mystery that takes guests around the four acres as they help the sheriff solve the mystery of the “shadow” that has been stealing from people in town. “We’ve done our tour different ways over the years, depending on the sites and events downtown,” Grooms says. “While this year’s tour isn’t specific to Woodstock’s haunted history, it still will tell a fun, adventurous story of mystery and surprises.” Tours will depart every 30 minutes beginning at 6:45 p.m., with additional free activities on the event green.

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October is

Breast Cancer Awareness Month By WellStar Health System

Photo courtesy of Tracy Lewis

The chance of a woman developing breast cancer at some point in her life is one in eight. Each year, more than 230,000 women will learn they have the disease — making breast cancer the second most common cancer in women. The chance of getting breast cancer increases as you get older. Most women are over 60 years old when they are diagnosed. The WellStar Breast Program offers diagnostic treatment options and exceptional service throughout our network of a five-hospital System. WellStar Kennestone Hospital was the first breast center in Georgia to receive accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), granted only to those centers that undergo a rigorous evaluation, review of performance, and compliance with NAPBC standards. WellStar has 16 outpatient imaging centers located throughout our five-county service area. All the imaging centers are accredited by the American College of Radiology and meet all guidelines approved by the FDA. All radiologists are board certified and the breast surgeons are fellowshiptrained. Additionally, WellStar is an American College of Surgeons Accredited Cancer Program and is one of the largest Commission on Cancer Accredited Networks in the country.

WellStar’s comprehensive breast care includes: • •

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Ultrasound Ultrasound Vacuum-Assisted Biopsy Stereotactic biopsy (MRI) Breast MRI Breast MRI Biopsy Breast Surgeons Radiation Oncology Medical Oncology Genetic Risk Assessment Nurse Navigator Community Screening, Education & Prevention Survivorship Bra & Prosthesis Services

Mammography Recommendations Breast cancer is most successfully treated when detected early. By following a breast health program of monthly breast self-examinations, clinical breast examinations by your doctor and annual mammograms, you can help detect changes in breast tissue that could be cancerous. Currently, the best method to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages is a mammogram. A mammogram is a safe, low-dose X-ray of the breast.

WellStar Kennestone Women’s Imaging Center The WellStar Kennestone Women’s Imaging Center, accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, performs more than 35,000 digital mammograms annually. One of the largest women’s imaging centers in the nation, the 18,000-squarefoot facility was designed with comfort in mind.

“The Women’s Imaging Center on the Kennestone campus offers walk-in mammography services,” said Kristen Trice, executive director, Medical Imaging, WellStar Kennestone Hospital. “Thus, changing a patient’s opportunity for service while on campus, walk-in mammograms are available at WellStar Kennestone location from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. From the plush robes to the spa-like décor, the center aims to ensure patient convenience, comfort and coordinated care. The center has three separate subwaiting rooms for screening, diagnostic mammography and interventional procedures — each featuring refreshment areas. The all-digital facility offers digital mammography; ultrasound; bone density; stereotactic, ultrasound-guided and breast MRI biopsies; and the nation’s first commercial installation of the Philips Ingenia 3.0T Breast MRI. The unit’s crystal-clear, high-resolution images allow radiologists to see irregularities more clearly; it’s an outstanding tool for women at high risk for breast cancer, those who have just received a diagnosis, or for follow-up after treatment.

To schedule a mammogram, call 678-581-5900. For a physician referral, call 770-956-STAR (7827). For more information about WellStar Health System and a complete listing of the 16 outpatient imaging centers, please visit WellStar.org.


in the Here at Ping Segars Salon, we like to think of ourselves as being an upscale salon with a small-town beauty shop feel. Our goal is to provide industryleading cut and color techniques in a relaxing atmosphere. Being a small salon enables us to ensure that each client gets the personalized one-on-one attention they deserve. We’re a close-knit familyoriented business. Ping Segars has been a hairdresser for 17 years and has been taught by many of the leading stylists in the industry. With more than 40 years’ combined experience, Ping and her staff routinely take continuing education classes to stay on top of changing trends and to perfect their craft.

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Each time you visit, you can count on expert advice and a current style. We offer everything from blow-outs to facial waxing, including cut and color services; specialty finishes; and conditioning and keratin treatments. We are a Tigi-based salon and are one of the few salons in Georgia specifically chosen to carry Tigi’s elite line, called Hair Reborn. Ping Segars Salon has been voted a Canton favorite for two years in a row. Our community is extremely important to us, as we often donate or raise money to help benefit local charitable organizations in the area. At Ping Segars

Salon, we take great pride in the work that we do and the community we serve. Many of our clients leave the salon using the phrase, “I’ve been Pinged!” Ping Segars Salon is open 10 a.m.7 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday; 9 a.m.5 p.m., Friday; and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday.

770-479-3775, PingSegarsSalon.com

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Partnerships Key to

Student, School Success I have often heard it said that it “takes a village to raise a child.” I think most of us would agree that when parents are involved with their children’s school, their children are more successful. Recently, one of Cherokee County’s schools was recognized for a strong partnership in this area. Woodstock Elementary School (WES) was chosen as one of only four schools in the state to receive the Georgia Family-Friendly Partnership School Award.This award was bestowed upon the school in a special ceremony attended by State School Superintendent John Barge. I was honored to be invited to attend this wonderful celebration.The families at WES represent 37 different countries among 1,100 students. Faculty, staff and parents of WES are very visible in

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By Janet Read

the community and work alongside parents and other community members to ensure that all parents feel valued and appreciated at their child’s school. One of the unique programs at WES is the “Camp Learnalotta,” a robust tutoring/ mentoring program that has more than 30 regular volunteers who assist students one on one.WES truly exemplifies that a village is working together. Throughout the year, many civic organizations work collaboratively for all residents of this county. The Cherokee County Education Foundation is one such organization. The foundation will host its first golf tournament on October 7.The ongoing goal is to support the students and teachers of our district through

fundraising efforts.The foundation will unveil its Impact Grants in the near future.These grants support innovation and creativity in our classrooms. Another outstanding civic organization is the Cherokee Friends of Recovery (FOR) Foundation, which will host the annual Twilight Run on October 26 at Hobgood Park.The Twilight Run includes a 5K, 1K Fun Run, and a Halloween costume contest for all ages.The goal of the FOR Foundation is “keeping our highways safe, making impaired drivers accountable for their actions, and saving taxpayers money.” I am so proud to represent a “village” like ours that cares about all of its residents — especially its children!

Janet Read is chair of the CCSD board. 770-516-1444, Janet.Read@Cherokee.K12.GA.us


Password Protection: A Necessary Evil By Scott Lavelle Everyone uses passwords to access all sorts of information on their computer, online, at the bank machine, and many other places. One of the most common complaints we hear is that people have to remember too many passwords and, as a result, tend to use the same one for everything. To make things worse, that password is often not a very strong one — leaving them vulnerable to loss of data, identity theft, and hacked online accounts. Based on the hacked accounts in 2013, a few of the most commonly used (and easily guessable and easily hacked) passwords were: 123456, password, iloveyou, abc123, monkey, and jesus. There are a number of things you can do to strengthen your passwords and make them easier to remember as well. • Always use a “strong password,” with eight or more characters and at least three of the four character types: uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and special (like @ or %). • Never share your password with others. In business, this means that each person who is going to access a resource should have their own ID and password. This way, if there is ever a separation, the ID can be disabled. • Be creative. Using numbers or special characters in place of letters that look similar is a common method; for example, replace the letter S with a $, or substitute the letter O with a zero, or use 3 for the letter E. • Test your password with a strength checker. You have to be careful where you do this, as some sites may be set up simply to gather passwords. Microsoft’s website is a good choice: Microsoft.com/en-gb/security/pcsecurity/password-checker.aspx • Use a password manager application. This will not only help you keep up with your passwords by storing them in a “vault” (or on a portable USB key) but also can fill online forms automatically for you. Lastpass.com is one of the currently popular options. Like most things in life, there are no guarantees that these things will completely protect you, but they can offer one more level of security.

Scott Lavelle is the co-owner/technical director of Technical Resource Solutions. 678-928-9491, TechnicalRS.com

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‘Unbroken’ ‘Seabiscuit’ author tells of Louis Zamparini’s will in life By Catherine Groves

Perhaps it is part of the human psyche, or maybe the spiritual side that resides within each of us, that causes us to be drawn to stories of courage. When reading “Unbroken,” by Laura Hillenbrand, I can’t begin to count the number of times I had to put the book down, rub my arms to chase away the goose bumps, dry my tears, and just try to digest the true story I was reading about one man’s journey. This man’s name is Louis Zamperini, and within the pages he is revealed to be many things; number one, “unbroken.” Hillenbrand takes us through Zamperini’s boyhood, in which he was raised by loving parents, loved by siblings who never stopped believing in him, and developed a burning will — something of a defiance — that caused him to want to make things happen. As a teen he was an incorrigible troublemaker, but, with his brother’s guidance, manages to turn that energy into running. This talent takes him to the Berlin Olympics with great hopes of taking the four-minute mile. Instead, Zamperini faces a different battle altogether: World War II. In May 1943, now a bombardier for the Army Air Forces, Zamparini finds himself hopelessly drifting on a life raft in the Pacific Ocean after being shot down by the enemy. He, along with two crew members, is surrounded by nothing but water, sky, and schools of hungry sharks. So begins a test of endurance like none he has ever faced in life: confronted with an evil that will prove far greater to overcome than his unquenchable thirst, the countless days with no food, and any number of swarming sharks. For more than two years, Louis Zamperini’s inexplicable will and courage, which drove him to Olympic status, becomes challenged daily. Survival becomes his only goal, and as despair beckons him, Zamperini’s stubborn refusal to fold is mind boggling and keeps the pages turning rapidly. “Unbroken” takes us from the deepest pain…to the greatest of healing, from the face of pure evil…to a glimpse into the glorious heavens. We witness a man with a steeled mind who never surrenders to darkness, and then a heart that finds peace through surrender. “Unbroken” defies unbelief in the supernatural and shows the miracle of a power greater than ourselves that can forgive the unspeakable.

Catherine Groves has lived in Georgia for 15 years and has lived in the South for considerably longer. An avid book collector (owning more than 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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In “Unbroken,” Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same compelling beauty she showed us in “Seabiscuit.” “Unbroken” is one of the greatest (true) stories that displays the endurance of the human mind and spirit. “Unbroken,” published by Random House, can be purchased at every major bookstore and on Kindle and Nook.


What is

School Avoidance? By Vicki Knight-Mathis, M.D. School avoidance or phobia is very common in children, occurring in up to 5 percent of children at some point. These children may refuse to go to school and often have physical complaints, such as headaches, stomachaches, nausea, and hyperventilation. These complaints occur almost exclusively during the week and not on the weekend, summer or during breaks. Children with school avoidance miss a lot of school, and their parents miss a lot of work. Parents may worry that there is something medically wrong with their children that they and the children’s doctors are overlooking.

For most children, school is full of new opportunities and experiences. Children with school avoidance, however, perceive the school experience as stressful and full of challenges. Their physical complaints, which often result from anxiety, may be difficult for them to explain. If you’re concerned your child may be experiencing school avoidance, consider these factors: •

Is your child afraid of failure?

Does your child have a learning problem?

Is your child being teased or bullied?

Does your child perceive “meanness” from the teacher?

Does your child have anxiety over going to the bathroom in public places?

Does your child have difficulty with self-esteem and making friends?

Avoiding the problem is never the answer. First, try to not make a big deal out of your child’s physical complaints, but do discuss any concerns he/she has about school. Most of the time things will improve if your child can just get to school. Keep a calendar of your child’s symptoms and get a good checkup by your child’s doctor. Encourage independence and encourage your child to join something at school he/she will enjoy, such as a club, band or chorus. If these things don’t help or your child still has high anxiety, then don’t delay in addressing the issue. Children don’t have to be embarrassed about school avoidance. All of us have issues; it is not the issues, but how we deal with them, that define us.

Dr. Vicki-Knight Mathis is a pediatric physician at DV Pediatrics. 770-704-0057, DVPediatrics.com

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1 (6-ounce) salmon portion 3 cups raw kale 5 ounces of butter 6 ounces of olive oil 2 button mushrooms, sliced 1 tsp. tarragon fresh

1 tsp. basil fresh 5 smoked bay scallops 2 ounces of lobster meat 1 Tbsp. diced shallots 2 Tbsp. salt and pepper 1 Tbsp. shredded carrot

For kale veg, rough-chop 3 cups of raw kale and place in salted boiling water for 8 minutes. Remove from heat and cool in ice bath. For lobster compound butter, mix butter, tarragon, button mushrooms, basil, shredded carrot, lobster meat, shallots, 1 ounce olive oil, and ½ tsp. salt and pepper. In a sauté pan, heat 4 ounces oil and add shallots, mushrooms and herbs, and cook until tender. Add shredded carrots and cook for 1 minute; remove from heat. Combine sautéed items with butter, lobster, and salt and pepper. Cool in refrigerator. Heat 1 ounce olive oil in a pan and season one portion of salmon with salt and pepper. Pan-sear top of fish until golden brown and place in 400-degree oven for 6 minutes, or desired temperature. While fish is cooking, add 1 ounce olive oil in a pan and add parboiled kale and 5 smoked bay scallops. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and arrange cooked veg as a bed on the plate. Remove fish from the oven and place on top of the kale. Then, place compound butter on top of fish and allow it to slowly melt. For a more dramatic presentation, use a torch to melt the butter faster.

Zach Kell, chef/owner of Goin’ Coastal in Canton. 770-479-3737, GoinCoastalSeafood.com

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Super-Sizing vs. God-Sizing By Jim McRae Last Sunday in church I spoke about looking for those who are “broken” in our community. So many people are still struggling, yet we continue to move past them. The idea is to make church not a place you “come to,” but a place from which you “go out.” The church is called to go out and meet those who are broken. The response was pretty incredible. People started coming up to me with new ideas to serve, reach out, and give like never before. It was as if a fire was ignited and started to get bigger and bigger. When God gets involved, incredible things always happen. Look at Noah, Moses, Abraham, and, of course, Jesus. Allowing God to get involved in our lives is sometimes difficult. His

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desire is there, but our desire can be lacking. I have thought about why that is the case, and it comes down to one thing: It’s a heart thing. Fast-food executives recognized that we wanted to be “super-sized!” We were doing it already with our cars, homes, wallets, and all the rest; why not with our food? They were right. We loved to say “super-size it!” at fastfood drive-thru windows and counters. The problem was, we were supersizing the wrong thing. We were, and are today, paying too much attention to our wants instead of our needs. Because of that, we have ignored the one thing that needs “God-sizing,” and that’s our hearts. When we make room in our hearts

for love, forgiveness, peace, mercy, and the rest, then being used by God becomes a simple thing. So, the question is: Have you made room in your heart for that kind of “God-sizing,” or are you still focused on the things you can accumulate? I am still getting emails of things we can do to “God-size” our community and beyond, and all because hearts were willing to make room to be filled with something bigger than themselves, something eternal. I pray we all have the courage to open our hearts up in that way. If you do, hold on tight; it will be quite a ride. God guarantees it!

Jim McRae is senior pastor of Canton First United Methodist Church. 770-479-2502, CantonFirstUMC.org


What is That Floating Spot in My Vision? By Kyle Edwards, O.D.

If you have ever tried reading a book outside on a sunny, clear day, you may have seen a small speck float across your vision. This is commonly referred to as a “floater.� Floaters are small, semi-transparent or cloudy particles that are suspended within the vitreous body of your eye. The vitreous body is the clear, jelly-like fluid that fills the inner portion of the eye. Generally, a few small floaters may be normal and are seen by many individuals at one time or another. These floaters often appear as specks of various shapes

and sizes, or similar to cobwebs in your vision. These floaters are often more apparent in your vision when in natural light and while staring at a constant background, such as when reading a book outside. There are a few different causes for floaters. They may be small flecks of protein trapped during the formation of the eyes before birth that remain suspended in the clear fluid of the vitreous. Deterioration of the vitreous fluid may also cause floaters to develop. This deterioration is a normal part of the aging process; however, this process can be brought on by certain eye diseases or injuries as well.

a sign of a vitreous or retinal detachment. If you experience any of these signs or symptoms, please see your eye doctor for an eye exam. In a comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor can examine the vitreous, retina, and the other interior parts of the eye to determine the causes of the flashes and floaters that you see. Your eye doctor may also choose to dilate your eyes or use advanced digital retinal photography to examine and document the health of your eyes in order to rule out any eye disease or deterioration related to floaters.

Dr. Kyle Edwards is an optometrist at Edwards Eye Care in Woodstock. 770-479-0222, EdwardsEyeCare.com

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Headed in the Right Direction: Tips for Your Basic Hair Care Routine By Jyl Craven

None of us are born knowing the optimal way to care for our hair. Even stylists have to study intensively and constantly update our training in order to call ourselves hair care experts. Luckily, you don’t need any advanced training in order to start a healthy hair routine at home. We’ve put together five basics you need to know about managing your mane: Get regular haircuts. Split ends can strike as little as four weeks after a haircut; left unchecked, they can damage your hair right up to the follicle. One way to detect split ends is when you begin to notice a lot of tangles as you comb through your hair. There are more variations of split ends than many people think. So, be sure to get a haircut at least once every six weeks.

Use the right products for your hair type. Your hair isn’t like your mom’s, best friend’s or Jennifer Aniston’s, and their favorite products may not work for your hair. Dry and curly hair is best served by a whole different set of products than naturally oily and straight hair as well. For example, when choosing a conditioner for limp and fine hair, you should select a volumizing conditioner. If your hair is dry and frizzy, then a moisturizing conditioner is your best choice. Ask your stylist about products that benefit your particular locks. Use an at-home conditioning treatment. Salons love to be your one-stop shop to style, but if your stylist could tell you to do one thing at home, it would be to use a conditioning treatment. This is especially true if your hair feels dry — a common occurrence in the upcoming winter months. Simply towel-dry your hair gently, lather in the conditioner, and wear a shower cap so your hair locks in the moisture while the conditioner does its work. Don’t forget the heat protectant. Towel-dry your hair until the maximum amount of moisture is removed before blow-drying. After blow-drying many women like to tame their locks into a sleek

shape with a flat iron. When using an iron, be sure to use a heat protectant first; otherwise, you could damage your hair. Maintain a balanced diet. Have you ever noticed how unhealthy eating habits can cause acne or other skin woes? A poor diet affects your hair, too — it’s just more difficult to notice the cause-and-effect relationship because your hair grows so slowly. Eat a balanced, varied protein-rich diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, and your hair will thank you. Make this a part of a healthy lifestyle in general. When it comes to your hair, it’s not just what you put on your tresses that counts! Following these five tips will have your hair looking healthy, shiny and vibrant. Before you know it, they’ll be a part of your usual routine!

Jyl Craven is owner of Jyl Craven Hair Design in Canton. 770-345-9411, JylCraven.com

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Wine Women and Shoes Event Supports Cancer Research

Wine Women and Shoes raised more than $44,000 for ovarian and GYN cancer research at Northside Hospital.

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orthside Hospital Cancer Institute, in partnership with Northside Radiology, raised more than $44,000 for ovarian and GYN cancer research at Northside Hospital with the inaugural Wine Women and Shoes charity event. The special fundraiser was held September 8 at the InterContinental Hotel-Buckhead Atlanta. As its name implies, the event featured an afternoon of wine, women and shoes, along with exhibitors showcasing the latest and unique trends in women’s fashion — including clothing, couture, jewelry, handbags, skincare, makeup, accessories, and, of course, shoes! “Shoe guys” carried silver trays displaying many of the different shoes available for purchase as 385 attendees sipped on wine and enjoyed the marketplace prior to the main program. The event also featured a silent auction and raffle drawing for the “Key to the Closet,” featuring items worth more than $6,000. Women were encouraged to wear their sexiest, sassiest stiletto

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By Michelle Martin

Photos courtesy of Pam Lennard, Stillscapes Photography Studio, Johns Creek

heels for the special “Best in Shoe” contest; winners in three categories — Sexy Stiletto, Wild Wedge, and Sassy Sandal — each received a bottle of wine and a fabulous wine caddy in the shape of a shoe. The main program, emceed by former Atlanta radio personality Vicki Locke, featured a live auction and fashion show, along with a special recognition of presenting sponsor Northside Radiology, with Dianne Keen, director of business development, accepting

on its behalf; remarks by Dr. Benedict Benigno, medical director of Gynecology Oncology at Northside Hospital and author of “The Ultimate Guide to Ovarian Cancer”; and the personal story of Shan Pate, a repeat survivor of ovarian cancer. Pate told of how she was first diagnosed nine years ago after feeling fatigued and bloated. “I did a lot of research, and Dr. Benedict, who was right here in my own backyard, always was as the top of the list,” she said. “Now, after three reoccurrences since my first diagnosis, labs, PET scans and chemotherapy have become routine. But, I have resolved not to let cancer run my life. I am going to carry on as best I can because my loved ones deserve my care and attention. By attending Wine Women and Shoes, each of you has begun to make a difference and help carry the difficult load for cancer patients such as myself.”


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

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

Calvary Baptist 137 Hightower Road 770-887-6982, CalvaryBaptistWeb.org 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, WaleskaFirstBaptist.org Sunday Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

Church of God

Cherokee Baptist

Hickory Flat Church of God

7770 Hickory Flat Highway 770-720-3399, CherokeeBaptistChurch.org 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, TLChaim.com Saturday Shabbat Service: 10 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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

Methodist

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, FBCCanton.org Sunday Services: 8:15, 9:30 & 11 a.m.

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

First Baptist Holly Springs

New Life Church

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

First Baptist Church of Woodstock 11905 Hwy 92, Woodstock 770-926-4428, FBCW.org 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, HickoryRoad.org Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.

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

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

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

Sunnyside Church of God 2510 East Cherokee Drive 770-639-1018, SunnysideCOG.org 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, BirminghamUMC.org Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11 a.m.

Canton First United Methodist Church 930 Lower Scott Mill Road 770-479-2502, CantonFirstUMC.org 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, COAHUMC.org Sunday Services: 9:35 & 11:15 a.m.

Episcopal

Field’s Chapel United Methodist Church

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

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

Jewish Chabad Jewish Center

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

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

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

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

4255 Wade Green Road NW, Suite 120, Kennesaw 678-460-7702, JewishWoodstock.com 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, MyNerTamid.org

141 Railroad Street 678-493-8920, LibertyHillUMC.org 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, HollySpringsUMC.com Sunday Service: 11 a.m.


Sixes United Methodist Church 8385 Bells Ferry Road 770-345-7644, SixesUMC.org Sunday Services: 9 & 11 a.m.

Union Hill United Methodist Church 2000 A.J. Land Road 678-297-0550, UnionHillUMC.org Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Non-denominational BridgePointe Church 230 Arnold Mill Road, Suite 400, Woodstock 770-517-2977, BridgePointeChurch.org Sunday Services: 9 & 10:30 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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

770-475-9628, AntiochCanton.org 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, BellsFerry.com Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Canton Adventist Church 411 Scott Mill Road 678-880-0106, CantonFamiles.org Saturday Worship: 10 a.m.

Canton Church of Christ 1168 Hickory Flat Highway, Canton 706-299-1347, CantonChurchOfChrist.com Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.

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

Cherokee Seventh Day Adventist 101 Rope Mill Road 770-591-7304, Cherokee.NetAdvent.org Saturday Worship: 11:00 a.m.

Christian Praise Center 1358 Sixes Road 770-924-7532, ChristianPraiseCenter.com Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 3459 East Cherokee Drive 770-720-9574 Sunday Services: 1 p.m.

Covenant Christian Center 330 Adam Jenkins Memorial Blvd., Canton 770-345-0307, CityOfCovenant.org Sundays: 10 a.m.

Dayspring Church

Roman Catholic

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

Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church

Faith Community Church

2941 Sam Nelson Road 770-479-8923, LaSaletteCanton.com 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

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

Grace Bible Church Meets at Cherokee Christian School 770-355-8724, GraceBC.info Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

490 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock 770-516-0009, StMichaelTheArchAngelWoodstock. CatholicWeb.com Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:30 p.m. Sunday Masses: 7:30, 9 & 11 a.m., 12:45 & 5:30 p.m.

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

Other Churches

Hickory Flat Fellowship

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

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

Antioch Christian 3595 Sugar Pike Road

Greater Bethel Community Church

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

Jehovah’s Witnesses 667 Scott Road 770-479-7028 Call for local meeting times.

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

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

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

Oak Leaf Church Canton 151 E.Marietta Street 678-653-4652, OakLeafCanton.com Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11 a.m.

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

Prayer & Praise Christian Fellowship Church 6409 Bells Ferry Road, Woodstock 770-928-2795, PrayerAndPraise.org Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

The Quest Church 411 Scott Mill Road, Canton 678-687-8670, TheQuestCanton.com Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Resurrection Anglican Church 231 Arnold Mill Road 770-591-0040, RezWoodstock.org Sunday Service: 10 a.m.

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

The River 2335 Sixes Road, Canton RiverAtlanta.org Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

St. Paul AME 390 Crisler Street 770-479-9691, StPaulAME-Canton.org Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Towne Lake Community Church 132 N. Medical Pkwy., Woodstock 678-445-8766, TLCChurch.com Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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