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July 2018

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Burns Law Group

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Cherokee’s Public Safety Dive Team

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.......................... Perspective

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................ Woodstock Minute

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................... Sheriff Reynolds

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.................... Community Life

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....... Summer Concert Photos

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................... Senator Speaks

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........................ Book Review

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............... Community Partner

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......................... Taste of Life

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......................... Artist Profile

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Publisher’s Perspective

Community, Content, and Character

PUBLISHER/PHOTOGRAPHER Jack Tuszynski Jack@FamilyLifePublications.com EDITORIAL Julie Senger Julie@FamilyLifePublications.com ART Candice Williams Candice@FamilyLifePublications.com Laurie Litke Laurie@FamilyLifePublications.com

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FamilyLifePublications.com Family Life publications have the largest monthly circulation of direct-mailed community magazines in our area. Woodstock Family Life is a monthly community magazine with a total print count of over 26,000, direct mailing over 24,000 copies to Towne Lake, downtown Woodstock up to Hickory Flat and toward the Roswell border. 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. Woodstock 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 written permission from the publisher. Subscriptions are available for $25 per year. Please contact us for payment options.

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From all of us at Family Life Publications, we thank you for your support of our dream and vision for these magazines. These are your community magazines, and you, your family, and neighbors are why we are here.

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Steven Anderson, Donna Anello, Paul Bodrogi, Cyndi Braun, Cobb EMC, Jyl Craven, James B. Depew, Joshua Fuder, Corey Harkins, Lyle Harp, Lisa-Marie Haygood, Johnny Hunt, Stefanie Joyner, William Lewis, John Midkiff, Tim Morris, Vishant Nath, Brittany Page, Michael Petrosky, Frank Reynolds, Jill Rowland, Sen. Bruce Thompson, Ferdinand Yates, Farris Yawn

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One thing I did get right out of the gate was putting together a thoughtful staff, rich with care for our customers and community as well as knowledge of the industry, and each share my concerns locally and globally. We are proud of who and what we have become in the past five years, and we aren’t finished getting better, bigger, and stronger. Coming in August, we have one last item to check off our five-year plan, and we’re going to knock it out of the park.

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Honestly, when our August 2013 issues were delivered, I knew immediately that changes in our paper supply needed to be made. My first “a-ha” moment was discovering how much all those magazines weighed! Since we direct mail our magazines, the weight was clearly marked on our postage receipt, and one word stood out: tons. I was floored and a bit upset at myself for not considering the environmental toll. Soon after, we made the pledge to only use sustainably sourced paper for our pages. That basically means that the trees used to make the paper on which this magazine is printed were specifically grown to make paper. That certification may cost a bit more, but protecting our environment should be top of the list when the goal of our magazines is to help create healthier and happier places to live.

There was some hype about gloss paper, too, but after researching how it is produced, the chemistry and processes around it — which include strip-mining and wastewater toxicity — we decided against it. No need to explain that decision further. Our character and content works hand-in-hand with our beliefs. Water conservation is dear to all of us here at Family Life. Small decisions add up to big results.

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ooking back five years ago to the excitement and joy of establishing a community magazine, I am still a bit overwhelmed by how well our readers have embraced us on this adventure. We have learned so very much about how to make our magazines stand out, not only as the leader in our local markets, but we’ve also increasingly articulated the “how” and “why” we do what we do in the first place.

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Calendar ONGOING

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July is Ice Cream & Picnic Month — Get your family and friends together at a favorite outdoor location, and bring your favorite picnic foods. Don’t forget to stop by your favorite ice cream shop on the way home to get a cone to celebrate ice cream month, too! YPOW A.M. Coffee — Each Thursday morning, join Young Professionals of Woodstock for coffee and networking. 7:00am, Copper Coin Coffee, 400 Chambers Street, Woodstock. 770592-6056. MainStreetWoodstock.org/ connect/ GROW Monthly Meeting — On the third Thursday of each month, join the volunteers in this group to help plan Woodstock’s seasonal plantings, annual Scarecrow Invasion, and downtown holiday décor. 6:00pm, Chattahoochee Tech Woodstock Conference Room, 8371 Main Street, Woodstock. 770-5926056. Design@mainstreetwoodstock. org. MainStreetWoodstock.org/ community/#beauty Woodstock’s Farm Fresh Market — Each Saturday through December, the Woodstock Farm Fresh Market’s rules guarantee that it is the best market in the region to get locally grown, fresh produce because produce vendors are required to grow at least 85% of the product they bring to the market, and they are subject to inspection to confirm

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this. 8:30am-12:00pm, Market Street, downtown Woodstock. 770-924-0406. VisitWoodstockGa.com Tuesday Night Trivia — Every Tuesday evening, enjoy trivia for a chance to win gift cards, plus nightly giveaways and food sampling. 6:30pm, The Outlet Shoppes of Atlanta (food court), 915 Ridgewalk Parkway, Woodstock. 678540-7040. TheOutletShoppesAtAtlanta. com Detachment 1311 — Every third Saturday of the month, veterans share their first-hand war experiences, which are then used as editorial research data to assist others. The Woodstock Detachment #1311 is chartered as a subsidiary organization of the Marine Corps League. 9:00am, Semper Fi Bar and Grille, 9770 Main Street, Woodstock. 770-672-0026. Holly Springs Young Professional Experience (HYPE) — On the first Tuesday of each month, young in age, young in your profession, or young at heart — doesn’t matter. Meet at Holly Springs’ newest coffee shop for a cup of coffee and some laid-back networking with local professionals. 7:00-8:00am, The Coffee Vineyard, 2800 Holly Springs Parkway, Suite 100, Holly Springs. 770-345-5536. Facebook.com/ events/556923864658166/

7th Annual Stand Up for Stand Down Toiletry Drive for Georgia’s Homeless Veterans — This drive collects much-needed toiletry and personal care items to fill “comfort bags” for veterans who attend Stand Down events throughout North and Central Georgia. “Stand Down” is a military term that refers to the time when troops are brought back from the battlefield for rest and recuperation. Travel/samplesize toiletry and personal care items are needed including toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, hand sanitizer, combs/ brushes, body wash/soap, shampoo and conditioner, lotion, and feminine products. Donations can be dropped off at 26 Georgia Cancer Specialists locations in Georgia. For more information call 770864-5347. For a list of locations, visit Facebook.com/SU4SD

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Friday Night Live Downtown Dance Party — Put on your dancing shoes, and head downtown for a dance party! It will be a night to remember. Thanks to the extended hours during this fun event, everyone has a chance to explore the variety of shops downtown. 6:00-9:00pm, downtown Woodstock. 770-592-6056. VisitWoodstockGa.com

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Author Susan Crandall — From the national bestselling author of Whistling Past the Graveyard comes The Myth of Perpetual Summer, a moving coming-of-age tale set in the tumultuous sixties. 6:30pm, FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 East Main Street, #138, Woodstock. 770-516-9989. FoxTaleBookShoppe.com

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Fancy Nancy the Musical — Fancy Nancy and her friends are going to be performing in their very first show. Nancy is positive that she will be picked to be a mermaid. When another girl wins the coveted role, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn’t the one she wanted? Wednesdays 10:00am & Saturday/Sunday 2:00pm, City Center Auditorium, 8534 Main Street, Woodstock. 678-494-4251. ElmStreetArts.org

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Safe Sitter Class — This class is designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. 9:00am-4:00pm, Northside Hospital Cherokee, 2001 Professional Way, Woodstock. 678-388-6401. Lana. Mayfield@Northside.com

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Give a Kid a Chance — The mission of this event is to help low-income families equip their children for each new school year. To register your child for this event or to volunteer, please visit the website. 9:00am2:00pm, Hillside UMC, 4474 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock. 256-548-4537 (English) or 423-939-9031 (Española). GiveAKidAChance.org

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21st Annual Woodstock Summer Concert Series Presents Departure - The Journey Tribute Band — 7:30pm, Northside Hospital Cherokee Amphitheater, 101 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock. WoodstockConcertSeries.com

A Novel Idea — This month’s theme is “Mystery/Thrillers.” A stellar lineup of talented authors will discuss and read from their novels. The café has sandwiches, salads, and desserts. BYOB. Door Prizes will be given away! This event is FREE and open to the public. 7:00-9:00pm, East Main Cafe (inside Audio Intersection), 210 E. Main Street, Canton. 770-670-9333. Marsha. Cornelius@hotmail.com

Aquatic Center Teen Night — This is a great way for teens to get together for some healthy, electronics-free fun! This is for ages 13-19. Registration is required. 7:00-9:00pm, Cherokee Aquatic Center, 1200 Gresham Mill Parkway, Canton. 678-880-4760. CRPA.net

Volunteer Aging Council (VAC) Fundraising Luncheon — Support VAC programs, and get a wonderful lunch for only $5.00! Bring a friend, coworker, family member, or yourself, and enjoy a tasty lunch while supporting the seniors and veterans of Cherokee County. Stay and eat, or pick up and go. RSVP the location, so the amazing chefs can be prepared for all who come to support. 11:30am-1:00pm, Benton House, 3385 Trickum Road, Woodstock. 678-230-4067. VAC-CherokeeGa.org

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7th Annual Collins Dixon Bend Your Knees 5k — Collins lived fully while battling a rare and aggressive cancerous brain tumor. His faith, strength, and courage inspired those who loved him and even those who didn’t know him. This run honors his life by bringing awareness to a disease that is the second largest cause of death in precious children. 8:00am, First Baptist Church of Canton, One Mission Point, Canton. 678-922-1560. BendYourKnees.org

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Parent’s Night Out — Drop the kids off at the pool, so you can enjoy adult time! Kids will play in the pool, enjoy a pizza dinner, do crafts, play games, and end the night with a movie! 5:30-10:00pm, Cherokee Aquatic Center, 1200 Gresham Mill Parkway, Canton. 678-880-4760. CRPA.net

7:00-9:00pm, Elm Street Arts Village Event Green, 111 Elm Street, Woodstock. 770592-6056. VisitWoodstockGa.com

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Woodstock Roots — The series has been centered around bluegrass since its inception in 2016. This year, the series will transition from regional bluegrass artists to feature local Americana artists. Lathemtown Poets Society will be performing on this date.

Movies in the Park — Star Wars – The Last Jedi will be shown on a 30’ movie screen! Popcorn, candy, and other popular refreshments will be available. There will be kids’ activities before the movie, which starts at sundown. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs! FREE! Movie starts at 8:50pm, Northside Hospital Cherokee Amphitheater, 101 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock. GeorgiaMoviesInThePark.com [continued on page 8] WWW. FAMILYLIFE PUBLICATIONS.COM

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LIBRARY EVENTS SequoyahRegionalLibrary.org HICKORY FLAT 2740 East Cherokee Drive, Canton, 770-345-7565 ROSE CREEK 4476 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock, 770-591-1491 WOODSTOCK 7735 Main Street, Woodstock, 770-926-5859 SUMMER READING PROGRAM — Through July 31, adults, teens, and children may complete activities at the library to win prizes. All through summer, attend shows, events, animal visits, and more, FREE! Visit SequoyahRegionalLibrary.org/srp2018/ for the full summer schedule. DESIGN YOUR OWN ALBUM COVER July 5, 10:30am, Woodstock Look at some classic album art, and design your very own album cover to take home! Children must be accompanied by an adult. MAKER MONDAY July 9, 3:30pm, Rose Creek Get creative in the pop-up maker space with self-directed making, tinkering, and STEAM activities. This is for ages 7-12; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. TEEN VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE July 10, 5:00pm, Rose Creek Tweens and teens in grades 6-12 are invited to experience the library’s virtual reality head gear and educational programs in a fun, age-appropriate environment. BOOK BIRDHOUSES July 11, 11:30am, Hickory Flat Build your very own DIY book birdhouse! Materials are provided by Home Depot and Little Golden Books. This is for all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. CAMPFIRE SONGS & STORIES July 12, 6:00pm, Rose Creek Sing songs; share camp stories; and eat a s’more or two at this indoor campsite. Bring your sleeping bag, and wear your best pajamas! Children must be accompanied by an adult. WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE A MUSICIAN? July 12, 2:30pm, Woodstock Do you have what it takes to be a musician? Find out when singer-songwriter Kurt Scobie discusses his career in music. Children must be accompanied by an adult. HISTORIC HAUNTED GEORGIA July 13, 6:30pm, Woodstock Spend Friday the 13th at the (haunted?) library!

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Paranormal Georgia Investigations is presenting a program on Historic Haunted Georgia. This is for all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. SINGING BEE July 16, 11:00am, Hickory Flat Compete for prizes by finishing the lyrics to classic songs in this competitive sing-along! Refreshments are provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. JEFFINI’S READING ROCK STARS FINALE July 19, 10:30am, Hickory Flat Enjoy musical magic and a puppet show with Jeffini the Great, as the Summer Reading Program winds down. Children must be accompanied by an adult. STEAM WATER PARTY July 19, 10:30am, Woodstock Enjoy lots of water fun as the Summer Reading Program winds down! Learn about water using different experiments. Kona Ice will be provided while supplies last. Children must be accompanied by an adult. WOODSTOCK ROCKS! July 22, 3:00pm, Woodstock Woodstock Rocks returns! Decorate rocks to hide and seek. Materials are provided; all you need to bring is your creativity! This is for all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. FAMILY ART NIGHT July 24, 6:30pm, Rose Creek Create art as a family! This is for all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. OUT OF THE BOX July 25, 6:00pm, Hickory Flat Enjoy a fun night creating something unique! Materials will be provided courtesy of Out of the Box. This is for all ages; children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. TEEN 2016-2017 CRINGE NIGHT July 26, 4:00pm, Hickory Flat Tweens and teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join the Teen Advisory Board to relive some of the most cringeworthy fads and trends of 2016 and 2017.

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Royal Wood — This contemporary folk artist will perform songs from his new album, Ever After the Farewell, which was recorded in London, U.K. with Jamie Scott (known for his work with renowned artists like Rag’n Bone Man, Michael Kiwanuka, Niall Horan, and Ed Sheeran). 7:30pm, Elm Street Event Green, 113 Elm Street, Woodstock. 678494-4251. ElmStreetArts.org

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Authors Delilah Dawson & Kevin Hearne — In an irreverent new series in the tradition of Terry Pratchett and Monty Python, the New York Times bestselling authors of the Iron Druid Chronicles and Star Wars: Phasma reinvent fantasy, fairy tales, and floridly written feast scenes in their new novel, Kill the Farm Boy. 6:30pm, FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 East Main Street, #138, Woodstock. 770-516-9989. FoxTaleBookShoppe.com

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Family Fun Night — Enjoy the outdoor Oasis Pool with music, games, and contests for everyone. 5:00-7:00pm, Cherokee Aquatic Center, 1200 Gresham Mill Parkway, Canton. 678-880-4760. CRPA.net

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Downtown Buzz — This event is open to Main Street members and invited guests. There will be networking and a brief topical program. FREE! 8:00am, the Chambers at City Center, 8534 Main Street, Woodstock. 770-5926056. MainStreetWoodstock.org

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Good Morning Cherokee Breakfast — Held the first Thursday of each month, the Chamber’s monthly breakfast meetings offer both current and future Chamber members the opportunity to conduct business and network with more than 200 fellow business leaders. Please register online by 3:00pm on the Tuesday before the event. 7:00am, Northside Hospital Cherokee Conference Center, 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton. 770-3450400. CherokeeChamber.com

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Marc Broussard Bayou Soul — Broussard’s music is a mix of funk, blues, R & B, rock, and pop, matched with distinct Southern roots. He has been a featured performer on many TV shows including The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

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Friday Night Live Super Hero Night — Time to celebrate all things super-hero related in downtown Woodstock. Be it Superman, Batman, or the Avengers, this night is guaranteed to be super fun! Thanks to the extended hours during this fun event, everyone has a chance to explore the variety of shops downtown. 6:009:00pm, downtown Woodstock. 770-592-6056. VisitWoodstockGa.com

and many others. 7:30pm, Elm Street Event Green, 113 Elm Street, Woodstock. 678-494-4251. ElmStreetArts.org

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2018 Summer Wine & Art Auction — This event benefiting InCommunity, an organization serving adults with developmental disabilities, will feature six wine tasting tables, hors d’oeuvres from two chefs, live music, and original, one-of-a-kind art from local and nationally acclaimed artists. 6:00pm, Mason Fine Art, 415 Plasters

Avenue, Atlanta. EnableGa.EJoinMe. org/2018summerwineauction

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Police Department National Night Out — National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anticrime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. 6:00-9:00pm, The Park at City Center, Woodstock. 770-592-6000, x1115. WoodstockGa.gov

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Read This Before You Turn on the Air Conditioner By Cobb EMC

bulb’s energy is used for light. Switch to LEDs. They give off less heat and save energy by lowering cooling costs. • Seal air leaks around your home to keep in the cool air. • Install a programmable thermostat that will automatically adjust the temperature. Pre-cool your home before the hottest part of the day. • When it’s time to replace your cooling system, choose an ENERGY STAR®qualified model to save up to thirty percent on energy costs.

[HomeLife] The sun is shining, and you’re ready to blast the A/C. We don’t blame you — it’s hot! But before you turn that thermostat down, try some energy efficient cooling techniques that might save you some cash.

Now • Minimize activities that generate heat such as running the computer and using the oven. • Turn on the fan to make the room feel cooler. Fans cool people, not rooms, so turn them off when you leave. • Use the bathroom fan while showering to remove heat and humidity. • Close window coverings to block the sun’s heat. • Wash only full loads of dishes and laundry. • Change the A/C filter. A dirty filter can block airflow, make your house warmer, and increase your electric bill

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Source - Energy.gov

by causing the system to work harder while cooling.

Later • Traditional lightbulbs give off a lot of heat. In fact, only ten percent of the

These tips were provided by Cobb EMC, a non-forprofit electric cooperative. 770-429-2100. CobbEMC.com

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Woodstock Minute

Woodstock Police Department

Will Host 2018 National Night Out By Brittany Page

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he Woodstock Police Department, in partnership with other local public safety agencies, will join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 35th Annual National Night Out, which will be held on Tuesday, August 7, from 6:00-9:00pm in The Park at City Center (101 Arnold Mill Road). National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anticrime efforts, strengthen police and community partnerships, and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are uniting together to fight crime. This event will feature K-9 demonstrations; public safety equipment on display; Safe Kids

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Worldwide™, which is a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries; and additional activities for children of all ages. Food and drinks will be made available courtesy of Target and prepared by City of Woodstock Parks and Recreation Department staff. Music will also be provided by DJ Tim Cahill. Other partnering agencies include the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services, Cherokee County District Attorney’s Office, Cherokee County E-911 Center, Holly Springs Police Department, and Woodstock Fire Department. National Night Out is sponsored by Target.

For more information about this event, please contact Officer Ryan Bleisath or Officer Greg Stepp at 770-592-6000 x1134, or email GStepp@woodstockga.gov.

Brittany Page is the information officer for the City of Woodstock. 770-592-6000. WoodstockGa.gov

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Considering Liposuction? Speed Up Your Recovery! By Drs. Petrosky, Harkins, and Depew [HealthyLife] If you’re considering liposuction to remove specific areas of fat, you can look forward to a new contour after your body heals and reveals its new shape. Liposuction is an outpatient procedure, and most people go home the same day. With advanced surgical techniques and specific post-op instructions, most patients feel minimal discomfort after their procedures. Here are some tips to help you prepare for a quick and smooth recovery: 1. Stay ahead of the pain. After surgery, you will want to go straight home to rest. Pick up your prescriptions before your procedure. It’s very important to take your pain prescriptions at the allotted times. 2. Wear your compression garments. These snug-fitting materials can help control swelling and bruising, and they can also help scars appear less visible. Proper use of compression garments can help further enhance the contour of your treatment area. 3. Start moving. Getting plenty of rest is important for the first few days after surgery. However, moving helps the body heal. Try to begin walking within the first 24 hours after your procedure, as it supports good blood flow and speeds up recovery.

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4. Hydrate, and eat clean. Drinking plenty of water and eating wholesome meals is essential to feeling your best during recovery. Sometimes, lack of activity and pain medication can cause constipation. Staying hydrated will help maintain regularity. 5. Don’t smoke. For best results, avoid smoking and other nicotine products for eight weeks before and after surgery. Nicotine constricts blood vessels, reducing the amount of oxygen delivered to the tissues, making it harder for your body to heal. Smoking can also cause serious complications such as blood clots. 6. Listen to your body. After liposuction, you may be eager to get back to the gym. Staying active is important, but overexertion can cause adverse effects. Avoid rigorous exercise for several weeks. Once you begin exercising, start slowly, listen to your body, and gradually incorporate more intense workouts. With any surgery you’re considering, make sure you consult a specialtytrained, board-certified plastic surgeon.

Drs. Petrosky and Harkins are board-certified plastic surgeons, and Dr. Depew is a board-eligible plastic surgeon at Plastic Surgery Center of the South. 770-421-1242. PlasticSurgeryCenterOf TheSouth.net

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Be a Part of Something Bigger Than Yourself

JOIN OUR TEAM! By Sheriff Frank Reynolds

I love my job! I mean it; I really love going to work every day. I hear other people talk about how they don’t enjoy their job because it is the same old thing, day after day. Not this guy — I love it. I love the people, the excitement, and the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than myself. Don’t get me wrong — this is a tough business. There are many days that are long and difficult, but I could not imagine doing anything else. I suppose it’s in my blood. When I was a young deputy, I used to drive to work with a big grin on my face thinking, “I can’t believe they pay me money to do this job.” When I was a kid, I never really thought about being in law enforcement. When I was in high school, my older brother was a police officer in Kennesaw, but it never really occurred to me to follow in his footsteps. One night, while living in Athens, an Athens-Clark County police officer showed up at my front door. He had been sent to investigate someone playing loud music. Turns out, there was a band that practiced in a garage behind our house. After telling the band to keep the music down, he returned to our house and thanked us for our time. We spoke for a few minutes, and I told him about my brother. He said his department had a ride-along program and invited me to join him one evening to see what it was like to be a police officer. Deal! I went riding with him the

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following evening, and we rode around going from 911 calls to making traffic stops for possible drunk drivers. I was hooked. About a year later, I was back at home working a regular job. I soon met a guy at Reinhardt College who was working at the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office. He would share his stories from the previous weekend with me, and I would listen with great enthusiasm. One day, he said they were hiring deputy sheriffs in the jail, and he thought I might be interested. Interested was an understatement. I couldn’t get my application in fast enough. Since that day, I have as much fun now as I did on my first ride-along. Only now, I also appreciate the fact that I will have a retirement check from Cherokee County and a 457-retirement plan. I never thought about those things 24 years ago when I was in my early twenties. It goes by fast. Every day I come home from work I still think, “I love my job.” If you are looking for a new challenge, want to make a difference in your community, and want a career and not just a job — then come see us. Ask for Deputy Foster with law enforcement and civilian career opportunities. We offer a full benefits package and retirement plan.

Frank Reynolds is the sheriff for Cherokee County. 678-493-4100. CherokeeGa-Sheriff.org

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Community Cherokee County Top 10 in 10 Honorees Named The Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Cherokee County’s 2018 Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch. “The Top 10 in 10 initiative is designed to cultivate and showcase exceptional Cherokee County young professionals,” said Pam Carnes, Chamber president and CEO. This recognition program focuses on residents under age forty who are considered to be Cherokee County’s up and coming leaders over the next ten years. Cherokee County’s 2018 Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch (front row, L-R) Jessica Akers, director of Falany Performing Arts Center and adjunct instructor of business, Reinhardt University; Tori O’Bryant, practice coordinator, Northside Hospital Towne Lake Primary Care; Leah Bleisath, assistant principal at Creekland Middle School; Julie Peppers, assistant principal at Carmel Elementary School; Jennifer Puckett, co-owner of In Harmony Pediatric Therapy and owner of Therabeat, Inc. (second row, L-R) Ollie Evans, chiropractor and clinic director of Holly Springs Chiropractic and Massage; Heath Matiak, general manager and co-owner of R & D Mechanical Services; Nick Estes, vice president of finance at Chart, Inc.; Brandon Roberts, founder of Branches of Faith; Michael Manzella, principal at E.T. Booth Middle School.

Ensuring the Future of Our Past This former store, gas station, and Masonic Hall was built in 1950 at the intersection of Highway 140 and East Cherokee Drive. The store was originally owned by the Quarles family, and it was run by Jim and Myrtie Pinyan and Laurence Turner, among others.

Hickory Flat is one of the oldest communities in Cherokee County. In recent years, it has experienced tremendous growth. As a result, most of the historic buildings in the community have been lost. The Hickory Flat Store and Masonic Hall was one of the last remaining historic buildings that once supported a thriving farm community.

The second floor of the store was used as a Masonic Hall, and the Hickory Flat Masons installed the cornerstone when it was built. This brick building replaced an earlier wood structure that stood on one of the four corners that was the epicenter of historic Hickory Flat. In recent years, the building had become vacant and neglected. When nearby development threatened, the Cherokee

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County Historical Society placed the store on its “Sites Worth Saving” list (RockBarn. org/historic-sites-worth-saving/). When it became known that there were plans to demolish it, the community rallied around efforts by the Historical Society to save the structure. Over 1,200 people signed an online petition and shared remembrances about the store. Despite overwhelming support to save the building, it was demolished in June by the owner. At present time, there are no laws protecting historic buildings in Cherokee County. The Historical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to historic preservation and education, and we will continue to campaign for stronger measures to safeguard the historic landmarks that define Cherokee County. To support the Historical Society’s efforts, please join/donate at RockBarn.org, or call 770-345-3288.

Melanie Tugman! Congratulations to our October “7 Differences” winner, Joyce McMichael!

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Community CCSD Graduate Earns National Merit College Scholarship River Ridge HS 2018 graduate Irene Chen has earned a National Merit College Scholarship from Emory University. She is one of 3,500 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.

Blood Cancer Patients Have New Treatment Options Northside Hospital Cancer Institute is among select centers in the country to offer chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, a type of immunotherapy for adult patients with certain types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Yescarta is the first-ever, FDA-approved CAR T-cell therapy to treat adults with certain types of large B-cell lymphoma who have not responded to or who have relapsed after at least two other kinds of treatment. The treatment is one of several therapies available from Northside Hospital Cancer Institute’s newly launched Immunotherapy Program. Immunotherapy works by taking immune cells, genetically modifying them to be better tumor-fighting immune cells, multiplying them to great numbers (tens of thousands), and then infusing them into the patient where they can find and attack cancer. Such transplants represented the first definitive proof of the human immune system’s capacity to cure cancer. Now, through studying CAR T-cells, cancer researchers are developing new ways to strengthen and empower a patient’s own immune system. To date, approximately 45 cancer centers nationwide are certified to offer this new treatment. Northside is one of just two facilities in Georgia that has the capacity and facilities to manage the toxicity of immunotherapy agents and that is certified to offer Yescarta. For more information about the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute Immunotherapy Program, visit Northside.com/ immunotherapy or BMTGa.com.

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Community Holly Springs Presents Net Race Proceeds to Tippens Education Center On behalf of the City of Holly Springs, Mayor Steven Miller recently presented L.R. Tippens Education Center Principal Kelly Strickland with a check for $7,435 following the City’s annual Memorial Day 5k and Fun Run on May 26. Strickland is excited to get to work with the net proceeds of the 5k, which had over 120 participants. “I can’t tell you how blessed I feel to be able to open up school in the fall knowing that we can greatly improve our program,” she said. “We have been trying to raise money for a walking path to be used by our students as a coping strategy, but we keep coming up short. This generous donation will help us to reach that goal and will also allow us to add to our sensory room and our Training Academy, which features mock businesses where students can practice career skills and prepare for success after graduation. I feel honored to be a part of the Holly Springs community and to be Partners in Education with the City of Holly Springs.”

Cherokee County Art Center Members’ Art Show and Sale On July 6-27, celebrate local artists and their beautiful creations. Every summer, artist members come out and share their passion with the rest of the community. All types of art mediums will be for sale. Visit the Cherokee Arts Center (94 North Street, Canton) Tuesday through Friday, 11:00am-5:00pm, and Saturday 12:00-5:00pm. There will also be a reception on July 6 from 6:00-8:00pm. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 770-704-6244, or visit CherokeeArts.org.

Woodstock Announces City Center Development Plans The City of Woodstock recently announced plans for Woodstock City Center, an additional 3.5-acre mixed-use district added to the existing City Center site planned for the heart of downtown Woodstock. The City also announced that the last piece of land needed to move forward with development is under contract. An arrangement is in place with Morgan’s Hardware to relocate the store to another location near downtown and create the assemblage needed to develop City Center. “Over the years, the City has been presented many plans for this land that we knew our citizens would not like, from big boxes to highly dense projects,” said Woodstock Mayor Donnie Henriques. “We are very focused on creating a City Center in keeping with the existing downtown character.” Details and Benefits for the City Center development: • After much review, the City concluded this is the best location to add greatly needed downtown parking, which will be an integral part of the City Center development. • The site allows for important improvements to the intersection of East Main Street and Arnold Mill Road at Main Street and additional pedestrian connectivity in the Arnold Mill corridor. • Initial concepts call for a mix of additional retail, professional office, restaurant space, and boutique hotel with meeting space. Project timing, details, and renderings will be released in the coming weeks and months as plans develop. Updates are also available at WoodstockGa.gov.

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Community Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services Promotes Three Three Cherokee County firefighters were recently promoted during ceremonies held at the Cherokee County Fire Training Complex. Shannon Gibbs was promoted to the rank of battalion chief. Clay Cloud was promoted to captain, and Justin Williams was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Congratulations!

Downtown Woodstock Receives Grant to Deploy AEDs The Woodstock DDA and Main Street Woodstock will begin the process of installing four outdoor Automatic Defibrillation Devices (AEDs) around downtown following the approval of a funding partnership by Northside Hospital Cherokee. The AEDs are fully contained units that will be placed in high traffic pedestrian areas such as the Market Street trailhead area and The Park at City Center. Local resident Michael Gullicksen, following training he received in paramedic school, brought the idea of accessible AEDs to the attention of City staff. The deployment of these four AEDs is expected to be installed mid-summer.

Woodstock Brewery Announces Food Partner Owned and operated by Zach Kell in Canton, Queenie’s has been announced as the official food partner for Reformation Brewery’s new space, which is now under construction at 105 Elm Street in Woodstock. Tentatively scheduled to open this August, the new brewery space comes to Woodstock as a research and development facility, which includes a kitchen and two public bars, serving sixteen to 24 unique beers at any given time. The 6,000-square-foot space will

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comfortably serve over 200 guests, and will become the public taproom and event space for Reformation Brewery in Woodstock. Beginning in September 2018, Queenie’s will serve lunch, dinner, and snack offerings designed to pair well with Reformation beers during their scheduled hours of operation. Priced between $8$24, the menu will include simple, southern foods like smoked meats (pork, chicken, beef brisket, ribs), BBQ tacos, and beer snacks (poutine, pork pies, other bites).

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in Three Easy Steps By Dr. Steven Anderson, D.M.D.

[HealthyLife] Proper dental care is necessary for a healthy smile. But sometimes, people have a difficult time choosing the “right” dentist. Here are some tips to help you accomplish finding “Dr. Right.”

1. Do your research. Ask a friend about their dental experience. How did the staff and dentist treat them during their visit? Was the dentist attentive to their needs and kind when addressing their concerns? A great dentist will be attentive, listen, show compassion, and answer your questions. If you choose to use the internet for research, do so cautiously. Write down your top five questions or concerns. Here are some example questions: • Will the dentist personally answer questions (i.e. is there an “open door” policy)? • How does the office handle billing/ insurance/financial questions? • Does the office have a written mission statement or philosophy for patient care? • Will the dentist discuss the OSHA guidelines and sterilization techniques employed in his/her office?

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• Does the dentist take annual continuing education courses to stay abreast of the most current industry practices and information? • Does the dentist perform oral cancer screenings? If so, when? • Do exams include a thorough screening for gum and bone disease, hard-to-find tooth decay, and jaw joint and/or bite problems? • What protocols are in place for emergency or after-hours contact/care. • Are there specific treatment options for patients who have anxiety when visiting the dentist?

2. Visit the dental office. A surprise office visit can sometimes be beneficial. However, scheduling an office visit is likely the better option. During the office visit, you should have an opportunity to talk with the dentist directly. When you meet the dentist, does he/she show interest in you and appreciate you taking time to visit the office? Does the dentist take time to answer your questions or ensure that your questions get answered to your satisfaction? Observe everything around you during your visit. Were you greeted by name? Is the office clean and tidy?

Observe how the office staff interacts with others. Does the office location meet your proximity requirements? Your dental office should be easily accessible and convenient.

3. Choose an office where you feel comfortable. By choosing an office where you feel comfortable, you are more likely to stay on top of your dental care. Every time you visit the dentist, you should have the opportunity to have trained dental professionals examine and care for your dental needs. This is good news because dentistry is largely a preventative industry. Choosing the “right” dentist may take a little extra time, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Remember, great dentistry should be all about you!

Dr. Steven Anderson is owner/ dentist with Anderson Dental of Woodstock and East Cobb. 650 Claremore Professional Way, Suite 200, Woodstock. 770-384-8505. DrStevenAnderson.com

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Senator Speaks

By Senator Bruce Thompson

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was recently flying back from a conference in Las Vegas and found myself sandwiched between an elderly woman and a young attorney. The older lady noticed the legislative pin on my lapel, and looking rather surprised, she asked if I was a senator. I answered “yes,” and the next few hours were spent discussing everything from President Trump’s hair to Brian Kemp’s gun commercials. As the conversation progressed, the elderly lady became increasingly bold and began strongly voicing her opinion on a variety of political topics. It was clear from her tone that she was very unhappy about much of what she perceived was happening in government. The young attorney sparingly contributed to the conversation, but seemed to be embarrassed and frustrated as the dialogue continued. At one point, I hesitantly asked permission to gather some information from both. The first question I asked was if they voted in the past four election cycles. To my surprise, the young attorney stated that she did vote at every chance,

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but acknowledged she only voted for the candidate her daddy told her to. The other lady shared she only voted in the presidential elections because she felt her vote would not matter in any of the others. I followed up that question by asking if either knew who the lieutenant governor or the speaker of the house was. Uncertainty was obvious, but the senior lady sputtered out that she thought his name was “Newt something” and the lieutenant governor was “Karen Handel somebody.” The final question I asked was if they had ever met their state senator or house member? I was stunned. How could two knowledgeable professionals be so disconnected with reality? The answer seems to be rooted in a complex web of circumstances. A huge void was created when civics was no longer a priority and was eliminated from the school curriculum. Both ladies admitted to being influenced by media, and what they had heard vs. what they researched and verified.

They both seemed surprised when I explained that their real power was in their vote during local elections. They could shape the curriculum at schools by voting for school board members, and they could influence state policy by being engaged in their state senate and house races. I shared that turnout in the recent Georgia election was a disappointing fourteen percent, so those fourteen percent made the decision for the other 86 percent who failed to participate.

Bruce Thompson is a state senator for District 14, which includes Canton. 404-656-0065. BruceThompsonGa. com

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Book Review BY FARRIS YAWN

When Atlanta Private Investigator Nick Price is hired by Julia Garrett to find her missing husband, he soon finds himself in the middle of a deadly conspiracy. It will take all his skills and experience to unravel the mystery before criminals put a permanent end to his investigation. “I saw no movement in the shadows. If someone were going to come after me, this would be the perfect time. Catch me going to my car in a dark alley, put a bullet in the back of my head, and then walk out to a waiting car on the adjacent street. I took my 9mm out of its holster and pumped a round into the chamber. Then, I turned into the alley and took a few steps. Then, I heard the shot and saw the muzzle flash simultaneously“ (excerpt from Absolute Justice).

Absolute Justice will keep you guessing until the end. The Atlanta settings put a fresh spin on the “hard-boiled” detective genre, giving us characters that are at once familiar and new. Nick Price is an old-school detective who follows the clues wherever they take him until he gets justice for his client. Larry Pitts, a retired journalist with the Atlanta JournalConstitution, has populated this story with interesting characters and created a plot that keeps you absorbed until the last page. Absolute Justice is not a new release, but it is deserving of a new audience. If you enjoy a good detective story, this book is for you.

Farris Yawn is the owner of Yawn’s Publishing, 2555 Marietta Highway, #103, Canton. 678-880-1922. YawnsPublishing.com

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COVER STORY By Cyndi Braun

ivorce, criminal charges, custody issues, whatever the legal concern, Cherokee County residents can call upon top-notch attorneys at The Burns Law Group.

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Located on East Main Street in Canton, The Burns Law Group is a full-service law firm. With three attorneys, five paralegals, and an office manager, they are an experienced staff available to handle complex cases and legal matters around the clock. Established by J. Daran Burns in 1993, the firm focuses on both domestic and criminal law.

Experienced Local Firm Most people have little to no experience with the legal system and find it intimidating, as they don’t know what to expect. As a seasoned law firm, The Burns Law Group is familiar with the local courts, prosecutors, and judges. They know how to use the system to get the best results for their clients. “When you have a case, you want to have a lawyer who is local, knows the court, has experience with the judges, and has a solid history and reputation here. We provide all of that to our clients,” said Burns. “There are many lawyers in our town, and we try to set our firm apart by providing our clients with a capable office staff that is available for a higher level of client contact,

regardless of our trial schedule. Clients can always reach someone in our office who understands their case and can discuss details and information on the progress of the case. When the lawyers are in court, the clients can rest easier knowing their matter can still be advanced by the firm, and they can still communicate with us.” The firm offers a free, thirty-minute consultation by phone or in person. This enables potential clients to discuss the basics of their case and determine if they’d like to retain the services of the firm.

Domestic and Criminal Law In domestic cases, emotions tend to run high. Having an attorney who knows when to

“I always remember that today’s case is the most important thing in that client’s life. And it’s out of their control. They are coming to us, and saying, ‘Here’s my life; here’s my issue.’ They are putting it into our hands.” — J. Daran Burns 24

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Offers Quality, Individual Approach be aggressive and when to be amicable is important. Some lawyers believe that every case requires them to be combative for their clients, but Burns disagrees. “Each case is different, and the lawyer needs to have the experience and knowledge to determine what approach is in the client’s best interest. Sometimes, the client needs an aggressive attorney who will ensure that their rights are protected; however, most cases should begin with the goal of an amicable settlement, particularly when the parties have minor children,” said Burns. “Settling a domestic case in the conference room, as opposed to the courtroom, saves the client time, money, and the emotional toll a domestic case can cause. The lawyers at The Burns Law Group take the time to understand the issues involved in each case and develop a unique case strategy to give clients the best possible outcome.” The firm also handles criminal defense cases including everything from traffic tickets to murder trials. To begin building a defense, Burns encourages clients to seek legal help right away.

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“When someone is facing a criminal charge, they and their families may feel helpless or devastated. They need to hire an attorney quickly, making the right choice on who they hire,” said Burns. “The attorneys and staff in our office know how to navigate this system and know how to resolve criminal cases. Like other types of cases, knowing when to be aggressive and knowing when to push for a settlement is one of the most important parts of the case. Also, knowing that your lawyer has successfully tried the most complicated and serious cases provides a sense of security that you are in the right hands at The Burns Law Group.”

Individual Approach The firm’s attorneys believe in building relationships with clients based on trust and compassion and are committed to an individual approach tailored to each client’s specific legal needs. Because of this, The Burns Law Group has earned a reputation as honest, skilled, and accomplished. “A lot of attorneys have a standard protocol on how they handle different types of

cases. We believe that every case is unique and different because the facts, the people, and their life experiences are all unique and different,” proclaimed Burns. “I always remember that today’s case is the most important thing in that client’s life. And it’s out of their control. They are coming to us, and saying, ‘Here’s my life; here’s my issue.’ They are putting it into our hands.” In addition to Burns, the firm has senior attorneys: Jennifer L. Davis who heads the domestic team along with associate attorney Alex D. Morris; and Senior Attorney Susan M. Zereini who heads the criminal law team.

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Community Partners omen come to Mary Hall Freedom House (MHFH) from all walks of life, often at their lowest point, in search of change. What they find at MHFH is love, hope, acceptance, and a vision for a restored future. The transformations that take place in the lives of these women are so dramatic and profound, it’s often deemed a miracle.

addictions. After the birth of her daughter, she feared she was destined to repeat the cycle of addiction that plagued her childhood. At the age of 27, Lucy overcame her addiction and felt called to help other women and families struggling to end these vicious cycles. She dedicated her life and organization to liberating other women in need of healing by instilling hope, giving love, and sharing miracles.

Founded in 1996 by Lucy Hall, MHFH serves women and women with children who suffer from the generational cycles of addiction, mental illness, poverty, and homelessness. As a living testimony to recovery, Lucy named the organization in memory of her mother who passed away from alcoholism when Lucy was six years old. Lucy then struggled with her own

MHFH began with one apartment housing two women and has since expanded to a nationally recognized, multiservice provider for comprehensive and innovative care. Through the attention of a dedicated staff of 65, women and children receive comprehensive behavioral health services, sustainable housing, intensive career development, and therapeutic childcare. Eight of MHFH’s current staff are graduates of the program, demonstrating the success of the organization’s programs and services. Motivated by its continued progress, MHFH expanded its services by adding programs specifically designed to address the needs of homeless veteran women and their children. Veterans’ assistance includes transitional housing, employment training and placement, and substance abuse and mental health services.

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MHFH is at a critical turning point in its organizational history. In 2017, MHFH launched The Pathway to Freedom campaign to fund the purchase of residential real estate for sustainable, long-term housing to establish Atlanta’s first 24/7/365 low-barrier housing and social detox facility to meet the emergent, critical needs of women, children, and veterans in the community as well as create a permanent home for the organization’s support services. The Pathway to Freedom campaign will launch the organization on the path to self-sufficiency and sustainability for many years to come, ensuring thousands of women, veterans, and families have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams of a better life today and tomorrow. For the past 22 years, MHFH has blossomed into a vital community asset, serving as a safe haven for families, as they undertake the hard work of rebuilding their lives. Women find both comfort and accountability in this supportive environment, as they come to know their peers who are facing the same struggles and challenges. Many describe the connections they make at MHFH as lifelong sisterhood.

For more information about Mary Hall Freedom House, visit MaryHallFreedomHouse.org, or call 770-642-5500.

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[HealthyLife] For the longest time, most people relied on old-fashioned, manual toothbrushes. There were differences offered in the size and shape of the brush head as well as in the softness of the bristles, but manual was the only option. Eventually, electric toothbrushes came along, and due to the variety and affordability of some of the options on the market, they became more mainstream. Why did electric toothbrushes become so popular? They simply provide a more efficient and effective brushing experience. Regardless of your age or the state of your oral health, most dentists recommend electric toothbrushes. Many electric toothbrushes offer special features to further enhance their effectiveness. Some models offer built-in timers to ensure that you brush for the recommended two minutes. With a manual brush, we will often just quickly move it around our mouth, not paying attention to how much time is spent in each area.

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The timer in the electric toothbrush will indicate when each thirty-second period has passed, so you spend equal time in each quadrant of your mouth. Some electric toothbrushes contain indicators that will monitor the amount of pressure being applied to teeth while you brush. Many people use too much pressure when brushing their teeth. This can lead to

The Toothbrush Dilemma Manual vs. Electric

a breakdown of the protective enamel on the tooth surface, or it can cause damage or irritation to the gums. Electric toothbrushes can even be a great option for kids. Ask your pediatric dentist if an electric toothbrush would benefit your child. Oftentimes, children can have issues with dexterity and coordination, both of which are required to effectively brush all tooth surfaces. The bottom line is this, in most situations, the decision on whether to switch to an electric toothbrush is an easy one. If cost is a deciding factor, do adequate research to identify a affordable option for you and your family. You will save money in the long run by keeping your teeth healthy.

Dr. Vishant Nath is the owner of Canton/Alpharetta/Roswell Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. 678-352-1090. KidsHappyTeeth.com

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Taste of BY PAUL BODROGI

Ingredients 8 oz. sugar 2 oz. water 1 oz. corn syrup 4 oz. butter 4 oz. chocolate chips, melted 1 oz. slivered almonds ½ teaspoon vanilla extract Pinch of salt

Procedure 1. Combine the sugar, water, and corn syrup, and cook on low until the sugar dissolves.

2. Raise the heat to medium-high, and cook without stirring until the mixtures reaches 280 degrees.

3. Add the butter and salt, and cook to 315 degrees. 4. Stir in the almonds and vanilla, and cook to 320 degrees. 5. Pour the mixture onto a lightly oiled pan. 6. When hardened, spread the melted chocolate on the flat side of the toffee.

7. Break into pieces, and enjoy.

Paul Bodrogi is a pastry chef, Pastry Live event producer, and instructor at Chattahoochee Technical College.

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Accepting Change By Lisa-Marie Haygood

Lisa-Marie Haygood is the executive director for the Cherokee County Educational Foundation. 770-704-4213. CherokeeCountyEducationalFoundation. org

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[AcademicLife] My youngest child is leaving in a couple of weeks to study abroad in Florianópolis, Brazil. She only began to study Portuguese last August at the University of Georgia and has decided to do a language immersion program there. Portuguese is her third language, as she is fluent in Spanish. She will be enrolled in University classes that will be taught in....(wait for it) all Portuguese, live with a non-English-speaking host family, and travel to a country that has never been explored by anyone in our family. She has set up a dry-erase board in our family keeping room with a countdown of the days until she leaves along with all the things she must accomplish before she goes. She has endured required vaccinations, researched cell phone calling plans, ordered currency, and is handling all her visas and travel documents on her own. I find myself vacillating between pride and raw fear. It’s an incredible learning

opportunity. But I worry about her being by herself so far away, and so far out of my helpful (overbearing) reach. I am a planner by nature and need to have emergencies and contingencies plotted and planned for my own sanity. I must remind myself that this is a new season in my life and hers — but we will be without her for upcoming birthdays, fireworks, and traditional summer family fun. All the while, she will be studying, learning, and exploring. I am curious where her love of languages and desire to learn about viruses and diseases will ultimately take her. When I watch her preparing, I feel like I am trying to hold on to the bright, incredibly hot tail of a shiny star. Stars are not meant to be held; they are meant to be gazed upon in wonder and awe. Change can be good, but it is often hard to accept. For the sake of our children’s growth, we must be open to the changes that should result in their positive progress.

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By Lyle Harp

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herokee County residents are protected by an excellent fire service. The hard-working men and women of Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services respond to tens of thousands of fire, physical danger, and emergency medical situations every year. Within this department, there are several groups of people that respond to special situations and emergencies. Whether it is a hazardous material spill, a lost person, or a rescue from a tower, a cliff, or under water, the members of the Cherokee County Fire Special Operations teams are ready to respond. These teams, led by Special Operations Chief Darrell Mitchell, have the tools and skills to safely respond to the most hazardous and dangerous situations. One group within Special Operations is the Cherokee County Public Safety Dive Team.

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“Training is critical to the success and safety of the Dive Team.” The Dive Team responds to any emergency on the water or underwater. This includes incidents on Lake Allatoona as well as other lakes, ponds, and smaller bodies of water in Cherokee County. The Team is called out to recover evidence, vehicles, and victims of drowning. Some calls can be as simple as hooking a chain to a submerged vehicle, so a local towing service can pull it out of the water. Other calls can involve complex underwater search operations over multiple days.

Search operations may work from shore or dock, or they may work from one of the department’s three boats. Many members of the Fire Department are trained to provide support to divers, particularly during boat-based operations. Most search operations are conducted in dark water where there is no visibility. Searching is done by feel, and divers are connected to a tender or “guide” on the surface via a rope. The tender is in communication with the diver, and the tender is responsible for directing the search operation. In this way, after a search is completed, the Team will have successfully found the object, or they can confidently state that the object is not within the search area. The Team utilizes several pieces of specialized equipment beyond what is used in recreational Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA) diving. Instead of wetsuits, Serving Woodstock, including Towne Lake

divers wear drysuits to stay warm and dry and to protect themselves from contaminants in the water. Full face masks with built-in communication equipment enable divers to stay in contact with fellow divers as well as with Team members on shore. And finally, because water can immediately turn deadly in an emergency, divers carry two tanks of air — one to use and another completely redundant system for emergencies only. Other pieces of recreational SCUBA equipment such as underwater flashlights and compasses are rarely useful for the Team due to the dark and murky conditions of Cherokee’s lakes and ponds. Training is critical to the success and safety of the Dive Team. All active divers must obtain a Public Safety Diver certification from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI), or another nationally recognized SCUBA training organization. In Cherokee County, this specialized training is delivered in-house by a PADI-certified instructor. The

Team trains once every two weeks yearround. Only through regular training can Team members develop new skills, maintain an appropriate comfort level with the equipment and the dive environment, and ensure consistent competency when handling any routine situation or emergency that may arise. Failure to train is the leading cause of dive accidents across the industry, and for that reason, regular training is mandatory for Team members. Membership on the Dive Team is entirely voluntary. The Team consists of career firefighters as well as nonfirefighting members of the community. Anyone living in the area who holds an Advanced Open Water SCUBA certification and can pass a background check and medical exam is eligible to apply for membership on the Team. All required equipment and advanced training is provided by the department. For more information about the Team or becoming a member, contact Special Operations Chief Mitchell at DMitchell@cherokeega.com. The men and women of Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services are dedicated to serving and protecting the citizens of Cherokee County. The Special Operations Dive Team is one of many examples of this commitment across the department.

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The A/C Is Broken! Now What?

By William Lewis [HomeLife] It’s 90° outside, and your air conditioner just went on a permanent vacation, which needs to be addressed immediately. What is the fastest, least expensive way to get cold air blowing again? What brand should you buy? What contractor should you use? The heating and cooling system is the most complex system in your home. Controlling the temperature is only the beginning. Removing dust and pollen to help you breathe easier while reducing humidity to make the environment more comfortable are other responsibilities of the system.

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Let’s not forget the electric bill. Air conditioning can account for 65% of your energy bill. When properly installed, all central cooling systems will make the air cold, just like all cars will go up and down the road. Like cars, not all cooling systems are created equal. Some are more comfortable, economical, and dependable than others. What is best for you and your family? First, consider the contractor. The contractor is responsible for ensuring proper installation and correcting any issues that might be discovered. Be sure to ask if the contractor is properly licensed and insured. You will also want to research the company’s reputation to ensure that you can trust and feel comfortable with them. Next, which brand should you choose? There are currently three major brands on the market. Of these, Lennox is the only

brand that owns itself, its distribution, and its manufacturing, which makes issue resolution easier, if needed. Energy Star also gave Lennox the award for Most Efficient Product of 2018. The solar compatible Signature Series XC25 has up to a 26 S.E.E.R. (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) and over sixty variable levels of cooling. Trane’s XV20i also has variable speed and a 20.5 S.E.E.R. Carrier’s Infinity 19VS is listed as 19 S.E.E.R. with only five cooling speeds. This is a multi-year commitment, which can cost thousands of dollars. Get several quotes, and buy from someone you trust.

William Lewis is the president and CEO of Southern Air Pro, LLC, 520 Industrial Drive, Woodstock. 770-7130168. SouthernAirPro.com

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Meet Andrew Berardi Actor and Dire cto r

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rowing up in New York City, Andrew Berardi was always fascinated with museums. He loved to explore the collections and dreamed of one day going to work in one. When Andrew was eleven, his father, an airport customs official, accepted a new position at an airport in Georgia. Through high school, Andrew enjoyed school but was never interested in theatre. However, he did maintain his love for museums and the art and collections showcased within them.

It wasn’t until after high school that Andrew fell into the theatre. A few friends were acting in a show, and they invited him to come watch. When he noticed a flyer for upcoming auditions for A Christmas Carol, he initially laughed it off. But his friends convinced him to give it a try.

In college, Andrew decided to major in the sciences because despite his passion for museums, he felt it would be easier to find a career after graduation. While pursuing his degree, Andrew became unhappy with the way things were going. He was successful, but his heart just wasn’t in it. He decided to change his major to theatre and performance study and never looked back. Throughout his acting and directing career, Andrew has been a part of nearly 35 productions. When asked which was his favorite, he couldn’t choose. He did admit that he was particularly proud of Urinetown the Musical, which he

John Midkiff is a student in the MFA creative writing program at Reinhardt University, 7300 Reinhardt College Circle, Waleska. 770-720-5582. Reinhardt. edu/Graduate/MFA-CW/

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both acted in and directed. Urinetown was Andrew’s first Broadway production as a director, and he was subsequently nominated for an award for the show. Andrew also spoke highly of Seussical the Musical, a production that he acted in twice, saying that the themes and the show’s important message make it one of his favorites. With his level of experience and success, Andrew could be working for some of the larger theatre groups. However, he says that he prefers working with nonprofit organizations. In fact, nearly all of Andrew’s work has been for nonprofits. Currently, Andrew works for Kennesaw State University’s theatre department. His advice for anyone interested in the arts is to “remember that the path is very seldom straightforward, you have to be willing to take whatever turn is offered to you, and stay focused on your goal to succeed.”

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“I was terrible. I don’t know why I did it, but it worked out. The director ended up giving me the part of the undertaker because I was so stiff,” Andrew said regarding his first audition. That would be Andrew’s first role of many.

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Quotables “I am still determined to be cheerful and to be happy in whatever situation I may be, for I have also learnt from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions and not our circumstances.” -Martha Washington

“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my ax.” -Abraham Lincoln “If

liberty means anything at all, it

means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” -George Orwell

“I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery “Don’t look for someone to solve all your problems. Look for someone who won’t let you face them alone.” -Jonathan Wells

“Humility never loses. You can’t beat me if I’m not competing and comparing with you.” -anonymous “The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.” -John F. Kennedy

“The secret of life is pretty simple: we come to this world with a good heart, and our job is to leave with a better one.” -anonymous

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“Your children will become who you are. So be who you want them to be.” -David Bly

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[Lifestyle] Back in July of 1993, I was on a trip with a group of seniors from the Lawrenceville, Norcross, and Buford Senior Center. I remember a few of them starting to discuss how much landscapers charged them to cut their yards. I continued to listen to this for a few more minutes, and then I opened my big mouth and said, “I will do it for half of what they charge.” The next thing I knew, I had six ladies jump on that deal without taking a breath.

Volunteers Needed

to Mow Seniors’ Lawns By Tim Morris

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Most senior citizens are living on a limited, fixed income, and yardwork is often outside the confines of their budget. I would like to challenge individuals and organizations to volunteer to help senior citizens with their landscaping needs. Cherokee County Senior Services receives lots of requests for help during the summer. Also, if you have an elderly neighbor, you may want to check with them to see if they have someone to Tim Morris is the take care of their lawn service director of Cherokee County Senior Services. needs. If you are interested in 1001 Univeter Road, volunteering to help, please call Canton. 770-479-7438. Senior Services at www.CherokeeGa.com/ 770-479-7438. L Senior-Services

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h s a W y a w A s Pest

[HomeLife] Insecticidal soaps are a safe, effective alternative to more conventional insecticides. They are inexpensive and are among the safest pesticides gardeners can use. However, it is important to understand how insecticidal soaps work to know their benefits and limitations.

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Insecticidal soaps are most effective on soft-bodied insects such as aphids, mealybugs, thrips, scale crawlers, and mites. Sprays work only on direct contact with these pests. For sprays to be effective, it is important to spray both the top and under surfaces of leaves. Most soft-bodied pests tend to be on the undersides of leaves, so this is critical. Soaps are not effective on insects with hard exoskeletons like beetles, wasps, bees, and flies. This is part of the reason why they are considered more environmentally friendly. Most soap sprays are made from potassium salts and fatty acids. Insecticidal

soaps kill by suffocation, as they disrupt the cellular membranes of the insect, removing protective waxes, which results in dehydration. Commercial products are recommended, as homemade sprays can result in plant injury. Dish and other detergents have additives, making them far too harsh to use on plants. Some plants are sensitive to insecticidal soap sprays and can be seriously injured by them. The label should provide some information on which plants to avoid. Avoid spraying plants under full sun conditions or when temperatures are above ninety degrees. To test for plant sensitivity, spray a small area, and wait 24 hours to see if any damage occurs.

Joshua Fuder is an agriculture and natural resources agent at the UGA Cooperative Extension Cherokee County. 770-721-7830. CAES.UGA. edu/extension/cherokee

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By Donna Anello

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T

he new school year begins next month. Class schedules, first tests, and projects are on the horizon; new friendships will be forged; separation anxiety tears will be a hurdle for some; and long carpool lines will mean leaving the house earlier to ensure you make it to work on time. Many will make a smooth transition from the carefree days of summer. Many children and families will transition from summer break to the new school year with feelings of excitement and anticipation of new accomplishments. Lots of children will prepare to achieve long-term goals, as they keep and make friends to at least have someone to eat lunch with.

This is the natural expectation for most children as they settle in to the new school year. Goals of academic, athletic, and social success are embraced and even welcomed, as parents watch their children grow and thrive. However, a smaller percentage of children ages 3-17 who have learning disabilities or developmental delays will experience the beginning of a new school year quite differently. Imagine the various aspects of what goes into a child starting a new school year — the many purchases, the conversations, the documentation that needs to be filled out, doctor visits for physicals or vaccinations, school tours, parent’s night, curriculum night, and so much more. Now, imagine having a child with autism, ADHD, Asperger’s, or sensory processing concerns with academically or socially challenging behaviors that make it difficult for him/ her to learn, socialize, make friends, and/or participate in sports with his/ her peers. If that describes your child, how do you embrace the first months of a new school year with the same verve as parents of children who do not experience these issues? Here are a few suggestions to successfully get past the Serving Woodstock, including Towne Lake

rough patches during the upcoming school year: n School-age children are never too old to be hugged. Tell them that you are proud of them and that you love them. n When possible, schedule appointments (doctor, therapy, dentist, etc.) over the summer or over a school break. This alleviates the stress of trying to go to a doctor appointment during the school day, and it gives parents an opportunity to discuss any concerns for the upcoming year with their child’s practitioner. Consistency in the daily school schedule is important to children with a learning disability. n If your child is experiencing academic or social challenges, discuss these concerns with his/ her teacher(s). The “wait and see” approach will not yield good results. Semester grades tally quickly, and it is difficult to raise grades when a student falls behind. n When communicating with teachers, cite specific examples regarding any concerns. Be open about your child’s learning challenges, his/her IEP (Individualized Education Program) details, and successful strategies used to teach your child in the past, (e.g. sitting in the front of the classroom). Be sure to provide contact information as well as the best time to reach you. n Provide a verbal rundown or visual aid of how the school day will unfold during your morning routine, especially if there will be a deviation from the norm. Always conclude with a positive and reassuring statement such as, “You’re going to have a great day today! I want to hear all about it later. You’ve got this.” n Remind your child to practice strategies and techniques their tutors or therapist(s) have taught them when faced with stressful situations or anxiety-inducing

“ You are your child’s

best advocate and

biggest fan.” scenarios. Deep breathing and counting works well in the absence of specific techniques. n Talk to your child, your child’s teacher(s), your child’s doctor(s), and his or her therapist(s) on a regular basis. Don’t avoid addressing your concerns. These professionals have been trained to help you help your child, and they welcome your interest in creating the most favorable school experience for him/ her. Make a list of your concerns, and stick to the list when talking to these professionals. Working together as a team is beneficial for your child. n Seek help through parent groups, support groups, or resource websites when you need advice, support, or guidance. Not only might you receive help, but you may also be able to offer support for another parent. Addressing difficult situations with your child can be daunting. You are your child’s best advocate and biggest fan. Try incorporating these suggestions into your existing routine, and expect the best possible outcome.

Donna Anello, CEO and founder of The Ollena Center, LLC, is an education consultant, public speaker, and author. WWW. FAMILYLIFE PUBLICATIONS.COM

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Luau

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A Suntan May Prevent

Optimal Vitamin D Levels By Jill Rowland [HealthyLife] Vitamin D is important not only for calcium absorption for healthy bones, but also for a healthy immune system, optimal blood pressure, protection against depression, and reduction of risk for type 2 diabetes. Your body creates vitamin D on its own with sun exposure. As skin darkens, it helps protect from damaging UV rays, but the darkened pigment also blocks sunlight-induced vitamin D production. According to a 2016 presentation at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, 986 people between the ages of thirteen and 82 who lived in Recife, Brazil and didn’t use sunscreen or take vitamin D supplements were evaluated. Each of the participants’ skin color was given a score based on the Fitzpatrick phototype scale, which is used to estimate the response of different skin types to UV light. Higher scores on this scale indicate deeper skin color and a tendency to tan rather than burn in the sun. They also calculated each participant’s sun index — the number of hours of sun exposure per week multiplied by the fraction of body surface area exposed. Finally, they measured everyone’s vitamin D levels and compared them with their skin phototype and sun index scores, finding that 72% of participants had deficient vitamin D levels. It is recommended to obtain healthy levels of vitamin D from moderate sun exposure, foods, and possibly dietary supplements if the need is warranted. Get your levels checked, and always speak to your healthcare practitioner. The current recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for children over one year old and adults under seventy is 600 IUs per day, 800 if over age seventy, and 400 IUs for infants. There are many experts who feel that this is too low, especially when there is a deficiency, so don’t be surprised if your healthcare practitioner recommends a higher daily intake. The best vitamin D food sources are cod liver oil, swordfish, sockeye salmon, tuna, or fortified foods. Foods with lower amounts include sardines, eggs, and beef liver.

Jill Rowland is the owner of Nature’s Corner Market, 200 Parkbrooke Drive, Woodstock. 678-310-2532. NaturesCornerMarket.com

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3Ways To Blonde Up Your

Summer By Jyl Craven [Lifestyle] Hints of warm sunshine are bursting shimmery rays on sun-kissed, blonde-tinted locks. The way the light bounces off your glistening mane makes you look and feel like a confident beach babe. Whether you’re strutting into the office, lying in salty beach sand, or tanning at the lake with your favorite sun hat, nothing says summer like a wink and a flick of bright, shiny gold hair. But if you don’t possess those natural shaggy-blonde locks that every girl dreams of, don’t worry. Here are three flawless ways to help you achieve your champagne-hair fantasies:

Traditional Foil Highlighting Foil highlights are one of the quickest ways to transform into a blonde bombshell. The induction of heat from the foil lets your stylist’s lightening agent achieve maximum shine, having the ability to take your hair four levels lighter in a single service. The versatility of foil highlights makes this blonde-boosting option something stylists adore. Depending on the number of foils used, your stylist can add cute accents or a full head of lusciously bright

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hair. A multi-dimensional effect can also be achieved with this technique. Foils are perfect for creating a well-mixed pop of different colors, giving you the sunny look of varying, sun-kissed strands.

highlights or balayage, single-process color is a set look that isn’t meant to be broken up by dimension. This is a great approach for fixing previous color applications, covering grays, or creating the most consistent looking blonde styles.

Balayage If you want to splash on some shine without going extreme, balayage results in a natural, perfectly blended highlight to subtly gleam up your look. Balayage can give you just as many highlights as foils, however, the application techniques of balayage allow your new hair to grow out more beautifully — without any harsh lines of demarcation.

Those with short hair that is difficult to highlight or blonde-hair seekers who are set on a streamlined look love going lighter with single-process color. It’s important to remember, more maintenance can be required, as the darker your natural color is, the more noticeable new hair growth will be. Be prepared for maintenance visits every four to eight weeks.

Balayage gives the stylist artistic freedom to customize hand-painted highlights for added color or heavier applications for a more prominent effect. This hairlightening process is perfect for summer because it’s very low maintenance and requires little upkeep.

Choosing the right process depends on your individual hair ambitions. Now, throw on your sundress; go soak in some summer flare; and decide what kind of blonde you want to be for the most sizzling season of the year! L

Single-Process Colors Single-process color means a single seamless new color is infused into your hair in one sitting, and it is typically a gentler way to lighten your strands. Unlike

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

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Beware of These Child Predator Tricks

strange home. Teach your child not to go into an unfamiliar car or home without your permission.

[HealthyLife] The National Center for

The Emergency Trick - A stranger claiming an emergency offers to take your child to the emergency location. Teach your child not to go anywhere with a strange person without your permission.

Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) — a leading fighter against child abuse, abduction, and exploitation — reports that there were more than 10,000 possible sex trafficking incidents in 2017.

The Help Trick - A stranger asks your child to help with directions or to find a lost pet. Teach your child not to do anything with a strange person without your permission.

By Ferdinand Yates, Jr., M.D., M.A.

Be aware of these “tricks” used by those who attempt to prey on children: The Offer Trick - The child is offered something like a toy, candy, money, or a ride home. Teach your child about this when they receive a gift from a relative or friend. The Animal Trick - A cute animal is used as a ploy to get the child into a car or a

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The Friend Trick - A strange person says he was told to pick up your child at an event. Plan for proper pickup of your child at a party or other venue with someone they know. The “Bad” Child Trick - A stranger accuses the child of doing something wrong and that (s)he must go somewhere with him. Be sure that your child is well-trained in not going anywhere with a stranger.

The “Open-the-Door” Trick - A stranger tries to get a young child to let him in the house when the child is home alone. Train your child to not let a stranger into the house if (s)he is alone at home. The Flattery/Model Trick - A stranger compliments the child and asks where they live or offers to take a picture. Teach your child to never give personal information to a stranger. Keep children safe by teaching them how to respond in these various situations. NCMEC operates a 24-hour hotline at 1-800-843-5678. Source - National Center for Missing and Exploited Children MSN.

Dr. Yates is a pediatrician at Woodstock Pediatric Medicine, 2000 Professional Way, #200, Woodstock. 770-517-0250. WoodstockPeds.com

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Unexpected Storms [InGoodFaith] Storms are inevitable. If fickle Georgia weather has taught us anything, it’s that no matter where you’re located, rough weather can reach you. Life often works the same way. We find ourselves in a season of ease and comfort, safely tucked in our bunker of security, and suddenly, a storm comes out of nowhere — and no matter how well we think we have prepared, it leaves us exposed and wrecked. In 1 Peter 4:12, a young church is told, “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you.”

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By Pastor Johnny M. Hunt

They are told to expect the storms of life, to anticipate that the unexpected wind and rains of circumstance will come to test them. Our reaction to this verse should be one of trust because, “You share in Christ’s sufferings that you may also rejoice and be glad when His glory is revealed,” (1 Peter 4:13). Christ wants us to go into the storm, allowing ourselves to be exposed to the winds while confronting the fear in our lives and trusting in an almighty God who promises us that this trial will reveal His glory. But how do we get to a point of trust in a time of anxiety and uncertainty? How do we count these life-shattering experiences as

joy? In Hebrews 10 and Jeremiah 17, we are told that our stronghold should be in the Lord, “Do not throw away your confidence, which has great reward,” and “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord.” If we seek out the Lord, choose to trust Him, and find fellowship with those who point us toward Him, we will find that our fear of the storms of life is exchanged for worship for One who is, and always will be, greater than the storms.

Johnny Hunt is senior pastor of First Baptist Church Woodstock. 770-9264428. FBCW.org

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