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BridgeMill Eyecare Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary Photos courtesy of

Featured Articles High School Homecoming 25 Sequoyah Sequoyah Chiefs vs. N.W. Whitfield Bruins Safety Tips 28 Halloween Keep your little ghouls and goblins safe! Cherokee Youth Challenge 2 34 The Teens learn from real “Life” experiences


Fire Prevention Week October 9 — 15, 2011

Fall Festivals & Halloween Happenings

In Every Issue 10 Celebrations 12 CalendaR 16 Library 18 chamber of commerce 20 Historical society

Directory Listings 56 Churches 59 Clubs 60 Community Info 61 Local Officials 2

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East Canton Publisher & Co-Owner Brian Meek Executive Editor & Co-Owner Michelle Meek


Editor Cherryl Greenman Social Media Delaney Young


Graphic Artist Candice Williams Graphic Artist Tiffany Atwood


Market Director Janet Ponichtera Advertising Design Ashley George


Photographers Jack Tuszynski, Wendell Webb Writers Dr. Christopher Anderson, John Barker, Dr. Kellie Baxter, Sonia Carruthers, Jyl Craven, Lisa Griswold, Dr. Scott Harden, Rep. Calvin Hill, Eric Hill, Dan Jape, Dr. James Kilgore, Lowell Lawson, Dr. Mike Litrel, Helen Maddox, Dr. Dawn Mason, Jamey Prickett, Sen. Chip Rogers, Judy Ross, Jeff Schettler, Becky Smith, Amy Turcotte

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We’re honored to serve you It’s an honor to be recognized as the nation’s leading hospital for maternity and newborn care. Look a little closer and you’ll discover that Northside performs more surgeries and diagnoses and treats more breast and gynecologic cancer than any other hospital in Georgia. While people choose Northside for our expertise, they also know us for our exceptional compassionate care. Visit us online at

In the Community

Around The

People, The Places and The Pleasures that make East Canton. by Michelle Meek,

What’s New? Bethesda Community Clinic is scheduled to open its doors to serve the community mid-October. The community clinic will be located at 107 Mountain Brook Drive, Suite 100, Canton, in the Holly Springs area. Free and low cost medical services will be provided by volunteer medical professionals. The low-cost healthcare will be available by appointment Monday — Friday. Cost for visits will be $45 — $60, depending on community support, with the goal of free health care by appointment on Saturdays. The clinic is in need of specialists who would be willing to donate a limited number of monthly referrals from the clinic for free appointments in their own office. Volunteers are needed for their Open House, local festivals, Saturday free clinics, weekday offices visits and more. Please contact Penny Haynes at (678) 459-2437, or visit http:// The Ideal Chefs, LLC is owned by BridgeMill residents Megan Cannon and Jill Newkirk. They prepare family-friendly meals and deliver them to your doorstep.  Their mission is to provide families the opportunity to sit down at the dinner table and spend quality time together without the hassle of preparing, cooking, and cleaning up a messy kitchen.  The Ideal Chefs, LLC provides freezing, cooking, and/or heating instructions for each meal. All orders can be placed and paid for online. or email AirTat is a new business that offers Temporary Airbrush Tattoos for any occasion. Local Canton owners, Tina and Pete Vance, have a mobile studio based out of Canton and travel to events locally and around the metro area. Whatever your next event: festivals, fundraisers, corporate events, grand openings, birthday parties, block parties…Rock it with AirTat! For additional information, please call (770) 500-4000 or visit The Bridal Exchange Boutique, 370 Chambers Street, Downtown Woodstock is scheduled to open the first part of October. Renee Perrelli and Tracy Caron are co-owners. The Bridal Exchange Boutique is a Bridal Consignment Boutique that carries new and nearly new bridal gowns and mother of the bride/groom gowns. The boutique also promotes local wedding vendors and will be holding monthly mini bridal shows to showcase vendors and hold demonstrations and seminars. The boutique is currently accepting recent style wedding and mother of the bride/groom gowns. (770) 715-6314 or

Happy Anniversary! Both SoHo Bagel locations are celebrating their Anniversaries this month! The BridgeMill SoHo Bagel shop has been serving the Canton residents for 11 years and the Towne Lake SoHo Bagel location is celebrating its sixth year in business. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! 4

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Cherokee County November 8 Election Information General Municipal (City)/Special (Countywide) Election Polls Open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. CITY OF BALL GROUND VOTERS — Please vote at your regular precinct, as city and county precincts are the same. City and county issues will be on the same ballot. CITY OF CANTON VOTERS — Please vote at the Canton City Hall, located at 151 Elizabeth Street, Canton. If your county precinct is R.T. Jones, you will be able to vote on city and county issues at this one location. If your county precinct is Canton, Clayton, Liberty, Teasley, or Univeter, you will vote on city issues at Canton City Hall and vote on county issues at your county precinct. CITY OF HOLLY SPRINGS VOTERS — Please vote at your regular precinct, as city and county precincts are the same. City and County issues will be on the same ballot. ALL COUNTY RESIDENTS OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS -— Please vote at your regular precinct. If you are unsure of your city or county polling location, please visit My Voter Page via the following link: VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 11. VOTE BY MAIL — To obtain a vote by mail application, please visit website, or call (770) 479-0407. EARLY VOTING — Early Voting will begin on October 18 and continue through November 4 from 8:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. at the Cherokee County Elections Office located at 400 East Main Street, Canton. Additionally, early voting at the Woodstock Public Library located at 7735 Main Street, Woodstock will begin on October 31 and continue through November 4 from 8:30 a.m. — 5 p.m.


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Trinity Presbyterian Grows to Serve the Community In an effort to meet the needs of the larger community, Trinity Presbyterian Church in the Free Home area is in the process of adding a wing which will include Sunday School classrooms, library and a multi-purpose community building. The community building, which will feature a full-size basketball court with portable bleachers and a kitchen area and showers, will be available for use by the people in the Free Home, Lathemtown, Macedonia, Buffington and Ball Ground communities, as well as surrounding areas including Forsyth County.  Special events such as weddings, receptions, reunions and organization meetings can be held in the new facility.  Sports practices and games will also be held in the new building. The additions are scheduled for completion in October with a dedication to be held the first Sunday in November.

Georgia Mission of Mercy Provides Free Dental Care to Thousands The Georgia Mission of Mercy, a twoday, free dental clinic hosted by the Georgia Dental Association and its Foundation for Oral Health, provided charitable dental services to 2,179 patients during its inaugural event held recently. Approximately 1,000 dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and dental laboratory technicians donated $1.6 million in dental care to patients who would normally not receive this treatment due to Georgia’s lacking dental safety net and an inability to pay for dental services. In addition to clinical professionals, approximately 500 community volunteers managed patient registration and hospitality, childcare, parking assistance, translation services, volunteer hospitality and registration, waste management and security support. “We’ve been planning the Georgia Mission of Mercy since January 2010 and would not have accomplished such a successful event without the incredible support we received,” said Dr. Jonathan Dubin, co-chairman of the Georgia Mission of Mercy. “We’re very thankful for the hard work put in by our volunteers and the generous financial and in-kind support from businesses and individuals. The experience was extremely rewarding for everyone who gave their time and expertise to help with the cause. Patients were overwhelmed 6

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News with gratitude and continue to express their appreciation through letters, emails and phone calls.” Patients from all areas of Georgia attended the Mission of Mercy, with more than 150 towns represented. While patients ranged in age from 1 — 107 years old, the majority of patients were between 21 and 60 years old. Approximately 100 organizations and individuals supported the Georgia Mission of Mercy through financial and in-kind sponsorships, including the First Baptist Church of Woodstock, which donated the use of its facilities as the clinic’s location. Over the course of the two-day clinic, a total of 9,000 procedures were performed, and all patients in attendance received educational information and instruction on how to maintain optimal oral health. First Lady of Georgia Sandra Deal served as honorary chairwoman for the Georgia Mission of Mercy and toured the clinic, greeting and speaking with patients and volunteers. Several senators and representatives also attended the event, observing the need for dental care firsthand. For more information on the Georgia Mission of Mercy, visit

Local Author Gives a A Real Take on Addictions Robin D. Cantwell knows what it is like to live under the bondage of addictions. She also knows what it is like to find and live in freedom. In Addictions Suck: Learn to Break Destructive Patterns and Behaviors, Cantwell takes a candid and comprehensive look at why people develop addictions and how they can make a real and lasting decision to quit. As a former addict, Cantwell addresses Scripture, popular methods for overcoming compulsive behaviors, and common pitfalls for recovering addicts from a sympathetic perspective. Robin D. Cantwell is an author and speaker who currently serves at His Hands Church in Woodstock. Her devotional, A Sower Sows, is available online from Laced with Grace Ministries. Her books are sold through Ingram distributors,, and

New Robot Helps Bring Specialized Care to Stroke Patients at Northside Hospital — Cherokee According to the American Stroke Association, roughly 795,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke each year. It is the nation’s third leading cause of death.  Now, Northside HospitalCherokee has rolled out its newest tool to give stroke patients in the Emergency Department (ED) immediate access to specialists, when they need it most.  M.A.C.S. (Mobile Access Consultation continued on page 8

In the Community continued from page 6 Services) is a wireless, mobile, remote-presence robot that allows physicians, from any location, to interact with patients and staff in the hospital’s ED. This is the only such robot north of Atlanta and just the second in Georgia. “When someone comes into the Emergency Department with signs of stroke, as caregivers, we must work quickly to assess and treat the patient, in order to prevent severe disability or death,” said Jan With the help of M.A.C.S., Johnson, RN, chief nursing officer, a wireless, mobile, remoteNorthside Hospital — Cherokee.  presence robot, Dr. Matthews “Time is of the essence, so it’s Gwynn, neurologist with important to have the necessary AcuteCare Telemedicine, (on experts available immediately.” monitor) is able to connect Specialists, such as neurologists, to Northside Hospitalare required to take call in the Cherokee’s Emergency hospital’s ED, but often are tied up Department, from his in their practice or elsewhere, and office in Atlanta, to discuss cannot immediately leave, resulting recommended treatment in delays for patients.  With with a patient and his ED M.A.C.S., developed by InTouch physician, Dr. Richard Dukes. Health, within moments of a request for consultation – anytime, day or night — the neurologist can connect to the robot (via computer workstation), drive it to the nurse’s station or patient’s room, consult with on-site staff, review the patient’s medical records, examine and talk directly to patients, and give orders and further instructions.  The physician has full control of the robot and its capabilities.  An LCD screen, atop the 5-foot-tall robot, allows patients, family and staff to see the physician’s face in real time. Northside Hospital-Cherokee sees about 70 patients a year with stroke or related diagnoses.  Previously, patients with more severe strokes had to be transferred to other hospitals for treatment.  M.A.C.S. changes that; so more patients can remain in Cherokee County for care.  M.A.C.S. allows Northside Hospital-Cherokee to have neurology coverage 24/7, 365 days a year. If you think you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately.  To learn more about stroke warning signs and the causes of stroke, or about services available at Northside Hospital-Cherokee, visit

Celebrities Double Back to Forsyth County This Fall Committee Members of The Daniel Hager Memorial Scholarship Fund recently announced that the 4th annual Celebrity Golf Tournament will be held at the Polo Golf and Country Club on October 17. Well known sports figures from baseball, basketball, football, golf, handball and track and field will double back to Forsyth County in October. Olympians, Coaches, Hall of Famers, Super Bowl and World Series winners will also return.  Since established in 2008 to raise funds that provide scholarships for incoming GA Tech freshman, the Celebrity Golf Tournament has hosted over 75 celebrities, 372 players, 137 sponsors and 169 volunteers. “It’s amazing how many people are looking around their communities, seeing people in need and are willing to help,” said Kaye Litzinger.  “With the economy down, the need for volunteers and resources increases greatly.  We’ve had such great 8

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support from sponsors, volunteers, players and celebrities over the years. Everyone has been so generous in their contributions.  We are truly honored and blessed to have such dedication from these individuals and companies year after year.” Bobby Cox, Atlanta Braves legendary former manager, will once again chair the event that will take place October 17 at the Polo Golf and Country Club, Cumming.  2011 presenting sponsors include Inward Solutions and Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Assoc., Inc. Contributing sponsors include: Billy Howell Ford; Grubb & Ellis, Tommy Miller; Heineken USA; RBM of Atlanta, North; Team Honda and Team Toyota. All proceeds from the event will fund the Daniel Hager Endowment Fund of the GA Tech Foundation.  Many opportunities are available to play in the event, become a corporate sponsor, a prize donor, or volunteer on tournament day.   For sponsorship opportunities, contact Kaye Litzinger, at (770) 380-7270.  For additional information, visit

Lakeside Funeral Home Now Serving Families in Cherokee, North Fulton and North Cobb Lakeside Funeral Home, located at 121 Claremore Drive, Woodstock is now open to serve the community. The new, locally-owned and operated funeral home offers personalized services to families in Cherokee, North Fulton and North Cobb Counties. Lakeside Funeral Home is centrally located on Highway 92 at the intersection of Ragsdale Road and Claremore Drive to conveniently serve Woodstock, Canton, Roswell, Marietta and Acworth. The new 14,000 SF traditional brick funeral home sits From left: Kyle on a pristine wooded site with scenic Standridge and Paul Mousseau are dedicated views of Lake Claremore. The state-ofthe-art funeral home features a chapel to helping the local community celebrate and with 280 seats, covered entryway, ample parking, memorial fountain, memorialize the lives of and picturesque views of the lake family and friends. with access to a lakeside dock for moments of reflection.  “We felt the tranquil and serene site was the perfect location for our funeral home because the views of the lake and woods provide an excellent backdrop for commemorating loved ones,” said Kyle Standridge. “Our compassionate and experienced team will help guide our neighbors through each and every step of the process during one of life’s most challenging times. With our caring staff, we look forward to demonstrating our commitment to the community, and becoming recognized as a trusted choice to help in celebrating and memorializing the lives of family and friends.”  Lakeside Funeral Home offers a full range of personalized services including:  preplanning services; final arrangements; cremation; burials; memorials; Veterans services; obituaries; grief support resources, and a complete line of funeral and cremation service merchandise. Lakeside Funeral Home was developed by Cherokee Funeral Home, LLC, a company owned by Kyle Standridge, Gary Standridge and Stanley Townsend. For more information about Lakeside Funeral Home, please call (770) 293-2757 or visit


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Ansley Meek

Reagan Haraz

Age 13 on October 28 Daughter of Michelle & Brian Meek Sister of Addison We love you!

Age 7 on October 17 Happy Birthday! We love you so much! Mom, Dad and Reese

Deadline is the 10th of the preceding month.

Kayla Sandifer

William James Piper

Age 18 on October 18 Happy 18th Birthday! We love you! Mom & Allen

Age 7 on November 1 Happy Birthday sweet William! We love you so very much! Mommy, Daddy & Victoria

Izabella Blakeney

Age 1 on October 13 Daughter of Jennifer & Jason Sister of Gabby Happy Birthday Boo Boo! Love, Mimi & Grandy

Celebrate! Emily Elizabeth Watson & Mark Hugh Beavers Jr. Engaged to be married in June of 2012. Congratulations!

Heather Chambers & Jonathon Hyde

Engaged to be married on October 15 in Canton. Congratulations!

Happy Anniversary

Candice & Austin Williams

Celebrating 6 Years of Marriage on October 1 Happy Anniversary!

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Dr. Nick & Jana Bravo

Celebrating 15 Years of Marriage on October 25 Parents of Matthew & Sarah



Things to do in & around East Canton


October 3 — November 18 Carter’s Quest for Tut — An Egyptian Museum Exhibit


Elm Street Cultural Arts Village, City Center, Woodstock Information: Photography class taught by Kim Bates, President of the Cherokee Photography Club, smART Saturdays (for children), Beginning Oil Painting, Create with Art, Drawing, Wreath making and decorating and more! Certified instructors or professional artists will be teaching these classes. They include: Terese Stuker, Madeline Hall, Rita Parsons, Linda Maphet, Linda Boyer, Regina Hines and Kim Bates. Please visit for more information or contact Regina Hines at or Linda Boyer at

Times: Wednesdays — Fridays: 4 — 8 p.m. Saturdays: 10 a.m. — 8 p.m. Sundays: 1 — 4 p.m. Location: 1000 Woodstock Pkwy., Woodstock Cost: $8 per person Information: Sponsored by The Arts Alliance of Georgia, Inc. This fund-raising exhibit will have numerous authentic Egyptian artifacts, dioramas showing life in the day of King Tut, a gift/ gallery with Egyptian-themed art and souvenirs, and much more. The Arts Alliance will have docents to welcome and guide school tours, group tours and the general public. School tours will be scheduled by appointment from Monday — Friday before 3 p.m. Group tours will be scheduled by appointment only (678) 778-5517 or This exhibit, designed and created by Richard Harrison and using original artifacts on loan from Marcus Alford, is a first for the northwest area of Atlanta. For further information, contact Linda Boyer at (678) 778-5517 or plantmaster_888

October 8 Sixes United Methodist Church Men’s BBQ Time: Location:

11 a.m. — 3 p.m. Sixes UMC, 8385 Bells Ferry Road, Canton Information: Come out for some great food and family fun. Bounce house, pumpkin patch. BBQ can be purchased for $7 a plate, and can be enjoyed on the church grounds or packed up to go. (770) 345-7644

October 9

com to register for your free admission ticket. All employers present will be accepting resumes to fill current positions. For more information, please contact Dorothy Spaulding at (678) 260-3520.

Matthew Smith & Indelible Grace Concert

October 18

Time: Location:

6 p.m. Cherokee Presbyterian Church 1498 Johnson Brady Rd., Canton Cost: Love offering Information: (770) 704-9594

October 13 2011 North Atlanta Shorter University Job/Career Fair Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Location: Smyrna First Baptist Church 1275 Church St. SE, Smyrna Information: Go to http://2011shorterunajobfair.eventbrite.

Jake’s “Hen Party” — Mixed Berry Pie Filling Canning Time: Location:

6 – 9 p.m. 591 Knox Bridge Hwy. (Hwy. 20) White, Georgia Information: Learn how to can mixed berry pie filling to use year-round in delicious dessert recipes. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments provided. Participants will take home more than $50 in canned product. Cost $25. Space is limited to 12 participants and reservations are required. Fees cover the cost of supplies, including jars, lids, product and spices. Each paying participant will take home approximately

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eight quart jars, 10 pint jars or 12 eight-ounce jars of complete product at the conclusion of the workshop. Please also visit Jake’s online at, for recipes, Jake’s Blog, hours and much more. For more information or to RSVP for a “Hen Party,” please call Jake’s Produce at (404) 667-5121.

October 19 Marietta Plastic Surgery Open House Time: Location:

5 — 8 p.m. Woodstock Location, 149 Towne Lake Pkwy., Woodstock Information: Meet their highly skilled plastic surgeons and learn about the latest in Facial, Breast and Body Procedures. A night of fun, prizes and discounts. RSVP by October 12, (678) 494-2380

Deadline fo r November C alendar Eve

October 28

October 5 th

FREE SCARY FACE PANCAKES Time: 7 a.m. — 10 p.m. Location: All IHOP locations Information: IHOP’s Scary Face Pancake Giveaway will return to participating IHOP restaurants nationwide offering kids 12 and under a chance to design and dine on their own Free Scary Face Pancake creations. The pre-Halloween giveaway launched last year as a playful take on IHOP’s popular Funny Face Pancake. The Scary Face Pancake is an oversized signature buttermilk pancake with a whipped topping mouth and strawberry nose, and two mini OREO®cookies and candy corn on the side to allow kids to create their own Halloween hotcake.  The Scary Face Pancake will also be available for purchase throughout October.  For more information or to find an IHOP restaurant near you, please visit

October 29 Big Springs UMC Best Pork Bar-B-Q Dinner and Trail of Treats Time:

Bar-B-Q, 11 a.m. – 5 p. m. Trail of Treats, 4 — 5 p.m. Cost: Bar-B-Q Dinner $7 Trail of Treats – One canned good for Must Ministries Location: 2066 Sugar Pike Rd., Woodstock Information: Pre-sale tickets being sold by church members. Bar-B-Q pork, cole slaw, baked beans, bread and homemade dessert. Drinks available. Eat In, Takeout or Delivery. For more information or ticket purchase, please call Pastor Stephen Horne (678) 918-0992 or leave a message at the church (770) 475-1796.

Landscaping Workshops with Autumn Hill Nursery & Landscaping Hickory Flat: 4256 Earney Road, (770) 442-3901 Canton: 100 Pea Ridge Road, (770) 345-5252 (see website for full list of workshops)

October 8 Celebrate our Feathered Friends Time:

10 a.m. — noon, Hickory Flat location; 1 — 3 p.m., Canton location Information: Presented with the Chattahoochee Nature Center — Birds of Prey. Bring the kids to see a few of these magnificent creatures. Learn why wild birds are important to us and how to attract them to your yard.

October 13 Vino Under The Trees Ladies Night Out Time: 7 p.m. Location: Hickory Flat Location Information: Add some “BLING” to your garden OR home with a Jeweled Sun Reflector. Bring a friend, enjoy some wine/cheese and make your own “bling” to take home. LIMITED SPACE – RSVP NOW! (770) 442-3901

October 19

November 5

Build A Gourd Birdhouse

Native American Day

Time: 7 p.m. Location: Canton Location Information: Make & Take Workshop — Help your birds find a home for the winter. LIMITED SPACE – RSVP NOW! (770) 345-5252

Time: Location:

10 a.m. — 3 p.m. The Funk Heritage Center, Reinhardt University campus in Waleska, 7300 Reinhardt Circle Cost: Free Information: Visit historic log cabins and talk to interpreters to learn how Georgia pioneers and Native Americans lived in the 1840’s. Children can participate in American Indian games and listen to stories. At 1 p.m. see a film in the museum theater. This is a great day for scouts to visit. Hot dogs and drinks will be sold or bring a picnic lunch and all scouts in uniform will receive a free hot dog and drink. Please call (770) 720-5970 for information or visit


October 22 Fall Family Fun Day Time: 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. Location: Hickory Flat & Canton locations Information: Tired of the same fall routine every year? AUTUMN HILL wants to share something new — Load up the kids; invite family and friends for a day of fun activities, food samples and more. Autumn Hill is bringing the mountains to you! 13

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Under the


by State Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers


splits, how few precincts it splits, how few incumbents are paired together, and the mathematical compactness of each district.

Millions of Georgians will go to the polls in 2012 and find new names across the ballot. The Georgia General Assembly has completed the mandatory once-per-decade redistricting. Every State House, State Senate and Congressional district has been redrawn in order to re-balance the population following the 2010 U.S. census. The process involves taking the population data as recorded by the census and equalizing the number of citizens in each of the 180 State House, 56 State Senate, and now 14 Congressional districts. Sounds simple, right? Not really.

With these criteria in mind, it is important to compare the last three efforts to redraw political boundaries in Georgia. Remember the 2001 maps were thrown out by the courts and in 2004 a panel of Federal judges drew the current districts. So we can compare the 2001 General Assembly maps, the 2004 Judge drawn maps, and the 2011 General Assembly maps.

Georgia is one of nine states required by the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to have our maps pre-cleared by the Federal government. The list of states includes Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia. There are also various counties and cities across the United States from Manhattan to Merced County, California also subject to this law. The Voting Rights Act includes a number of restrictions we must follow in constructing district lines. Perhaps the most sensitive involves race. Under this law white voters are considered “majority” and black voters are considered “minority.” Voters who are neither “white” or “black” don’t become involved in the “majority” – “minority” balancing act the law requires. When creating the districts lawmakers may not retrogress. In other words, if a district is currently “majority, minority” it must stay that way. We must also be cognizant of “packing” or “bleaching” districts. For example, if district A is currently 45% black population and the bordering district B is 75% black population we must make every effort to balance these two districts into two separate “majority, minority” districts. Perhaps we make district A 55% black voters and district B 65% black voters. Once lawmakers have complied with the Voting Rights Act we must then try to meet our “aspirational” goals of maintaining communities of interest. This often means keeping counties and precincts whole without splitting them. Most observers of “mapdrawing” agree that a map is measured by how few counties it 14 AroundAbout East Canton | october 2011

I will supply the comparative data from the State Senate maps only because that is the body in which I serve and have firsthand knowledge of this most recent redistricting effort. The 2001 map split 81 counties, the 2004 map split 40 counties and the 2011 map split only 38 counties. The 2001 map also split 159 precincts. The 2004 map split 138 precincts. The 2011 map split less than 50 precincts. The 2001 map paired 12 incumbents. The 2004 map paired 21 incumbents. The 2011 map paired only two. Finally, using the “Polsby-Popper” map compactness scale (the higher the score, the more compact) the mean district score for the 2001 map was .16, the 2004 map .27, and the 2011 map .27. By any meaningful measure the 2011 map is superior to both the 2001 General Assembly map and the judge-drawn map of 2004. While I do not have the State House or Congressional numbers, I believe them to be quite similar when comparing the last three redistricting results. What is also of great interest to taxpayers is the time required to complete this process. The 2001 special session lasted some 40 days. Each session day cost us taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars. In comparison, the 2011 special session lasted only 11 legislative days. And for good measure we also passed a gas tax cut during this time. The 2011 special session is proof-positive that sometimes government can do the job – efficiently and effectively. Chip Rogers is the State Senator for District 21. You may contact him by phone at (404) 463-1378 or by e-mail at 15

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Woodstock l Hickory Flat l R.T. Jones

Story Times

octoberEvents Hickory Flat Public Library

October 3, 4 p.m.

Week of October 17: “Fall Fun”

Dixie Days

Week of October 24: “Not So Scary Stories”

Go back in time to the Civil War. Come have fun learning about life in the south with the help of period crafts, games and interactive stories. This program is for children ages 9 and up. Registration is required.

Ball Ground Public Library

Family Story Time — Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

Hickory Flat Public Library

Woodstock Public Library

Family Story Times — Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.

October 6, 13 and 20, 4:30 — 5:30 p.m. Tail Waggin’ Tutors

R.T. Jones Memorial Library

Come meet Golden Retriever, Lacey, and read to her! This Therapy Dogs International program encourages children to read by providing a nonjudgmental listener and furry friend to read to. She won’t laugh if you make a mistake or stumble over a word. Children learn to associate reading with being with the dog, and begin to view it in a positive way. It enhances their confidence and reading ability. Children can register for 10 minute sessions with Lacey and her handler, Woodstock resident, Kimberly Caldwell.

Family Story Times — Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. Lapsit Story Time — Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Super Saturday Family Story Time — Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.

Sequoyah Regional Library System Ball Ground Public Library 435 Old Canton Road — (770) 735-2025

R.T. Jones Memorial Library

M — F: 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.

October 11, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: 2 — 6 p.m.

Hickory Flat Public Library

American Girl — Kaya Girls ages 8 and up are invited to attend a tea in honor of American Girl — Kaya. Learn about her life, enjoy Kaya-inspired food, drink and crafts, and discuss everything American Girl. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to bring their dolls to the celebration. Space is limited and registration is required.

2740 E. Cherokee Drive — (770) 345-7565 M — Th: 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. Friday: 1 p.m. — 5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. — 5 p.m Sunday: CLOSED

R.T. Jones Memorial Library 116 Brown Industrial Parkway — (770) 479-3090

Contest Corner

Find the hidden picture

M — Th: 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. Friday: 1 p.m. — 5 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. — 5 p.m Sunday: CLOSED

CJ Denney (hidden picture) & Shelly Burns (trivia) were our winners for September’s contest corner. They will receive a gift card to Chick-fil-A. Congratulations!

If you find the hidden picture, be the first to email: Only emailed answers will be accepted.

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P.O. Box 4998

3605 Marietta Hwy, Canton

Ribbon Cuttings

Chevron Food Mart/ Krispy Krunchy Chicken

Cherokee Animal Hospital

Canton Dairy Queen

2424 Marietta Highway Canton (770) 479-6505 Veterinary Services, Animal Hospital

2761 Marietta Highway Canton (770) 479-3156 Ice Cream

Serv International

US Staffing

Fire Stone Wood Fired Pizza & Grill

3145 Marietta Highway Canton (770) 516-1108 Non-profit Organization

3191 Holly Springs Parkway Canton (770) 345-1361 Staffing Services

120 Chambers Street Woodstock (678) 837-6836 Restaurant

155 Howell Bridge Road Ball Ground (770) 735-1540 Convenience Stores, Restaurant

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Tuesday, October 25, 4:30 — 6 p.m. Sponsored by & located at: Cherokee County Senior Services

Sponsored by LGE Community Credit Union Thursday, October 6, 7 a.m.

1001 Univeter Road, Canton, GA 30115 There is no charge to attend. RSVP deadline is 5 p.m. on October 21.

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Location: Northside Hospital — Cherokee Conference Center, Cherokee Co. Administration Bldg. 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton Cost is $15. RSVP deadline is 5 p.m. on October 4. 19

The Fincher Drug Store was started in 1899 by William Wesley (WW) Fincher and his brother Olin Fincher. WW was the druggist and Olin was in charge of the front end. The name of the store was changed to Canton Drug Store in 1912. WW later sold the drugstore to Charlie Darnell in 1918 and began the Chero-Cola Bottling Co. of Canton which only lasted for two years. He bought the drug store back from Darnell in 1922 and it remained in the Fincher family until it burned in 2009.

The 2011 holiday ornament for the Cherokee County Historical Society is of the Canton Drug Company and is $15. It is available for purchase at the Cherokee County History Museum and Visitors Center at 100 North Street  in downtown Canton. It is also available at Northside Pharmacy on Marietta Highway in Canton. It can be ordered online at   For more information, please call the Historical Society at (770) 345-3288.

NASCAR and Its Beginnings by Dr. Elsa Nystrom, Kennesaw State University October 18, 2011 7 p.m. at the Rock Barn 658 Marietta Highway Join us for a presentation given by Dr. Elsa Nystrom on the beginnings of NASCAR. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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Through November 13

Cagle Dairy Cornfield Maize Corn Maize: Friday 5 — 11 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m — 11 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. Bonfire Hayrides: Friday 6 — 10 p.m. Saturday 6 — 10 p.m. Haunted Barn (through October 29): Friday 7 — 12 midnight Saturday 7 — 12 midnight Where: 362 Stringer Road, Canton

Where: Inner Quest Church 12830 New Providence Road, Alpharetta Contact: (770) 521-2875 Website:

Unique crafters, food off the grill, readings, healings, and classes in metaphysics.

October 13

Taste of Canton When: 5 — 9 p.m. Where: Cannon Park in downtown Canton Contact: (770) 704-1500 Website:

Cagle Dairy will feature its 11th year cornfield maizes, also bonfires, hayrides, and a haunted barn!

Try the menu items from local restaurants.

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October 14-15

Sixes Elementary School Annual Fall Festival & New Sixes Market When: 5 — 9 p.m Where: 20 Ridge Road, Canton Contact: Anne Reed Website:

Come for an evening of carnival games, inflatables, great food and chance to win a Disney Vacation for your family and visit the all NEW “Sixes Market” and get a jump start on your holiday shopping!

October 8

Bethlehem Bazaar When: 9 a.m. — 4 p.m. Where: Hopewell Baptist Church 75 Ridge Road, Canton Website:

Annual Car Show and Cruise-In benefitting Back to Bethlehem, a free Christmas ministry of the church. Enjoy food, entertainment, classic cars, vendors, and a Kids’ Korner.

October 8

Fall Festival & Psychic Fair When: 11 a.m. — 5 pm.

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Cherokee Pignic Contact: (770) 345-0400 Website:

Savory food and fun! Old-fashioned Country Fair and KCBS sanctioned BBQ event in Canton’s Heritage Park. Presented by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce.

October 15

BBQ Festival & Yard Sale sponsored by Hickory Flat Masonic Lodge When: 11 a.m. — 3 p.m. Where: 2907 East Cherokee Drive, Canton Contact: Bud, (770) 479-1627 BBQ Plates are $6; there will also be a Dunk Tank, Hula Hoop Contest and more! Interested in selling items at the Yard Sale? Please contact Bud at number above.

October 21, 22, 28, 29

Ghost Tales & Trails When: 6 — 11 p.m. Where: 8534 Main Street, Woodstock Contact: (678) 494-4251 Website:

Hear spooky tales based in Woodstock’s history culminating with Paul Boehlert’s staged reading of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” held at City Center. Cost: $11 Adults, $6 under 13. Sponsored by Elm Street Cultural Arts Village and The Greenprints Alliance.

October 22

Holly Springs Elementary School Fall Festival When: 4 — 7 p.m. Where: 1965 Hickory Road, Canton Contact: (770) 345-5035

October 22

Good Shepherd 6th Annual Fall Festival When: 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Where: 1208 Rose Creek Drive, Woodstock Contact: (770) 924-7286 Website:

The fair will be outdoors in the church’s spacious lower-level parking lot. Proceeds from the Fall Fair will benefit the Cherokee Family Violence Center and MUST Ministries.

October 22

Community Christian School Fall Festival When: 2 — 6 p.m. Where: 152 Rolling Hills Dr. Holly Springs Contact: (770) 479-9535

October 22 (Rain Date: October 29) Fall Fun for the Whole Family When: 11:30 — 4 p.m. Where: Save the Horses, Horse Rescue, 1768 Newt Green Road, Cumming Contact: (770) 886-5419 Website:

Come out to enjoy a fall day at the rescue. There will be hay rides and pony rides, face painting and crafts, games, homemade goodies, a cake walk, plate lunches, craft vendors, as well as a petting zoo and tours of the facilities.  All proceeds go to benefit Save the Horses. Free admission and parking (tickets will be sold for activities).

October 27

Terrace at Woodstock Fall Festival/ Health Fair Open House When: 4 — 7 p.m.

Where: 756 Neese Rd., Woodstock Contact: April or Cathy (770) 924-2072

All vendors are invited to come, $25 a table plus door prizes. Activites will include massages, blood pressure checks, hearing aide check ups, mobility specialist. Entertainment, prizes, food, fun and games.  BINGO FOR SENIORS!

October 27

Moonlight Madness hosted by Safe Kids Cherokee County When: 4 — 7 p.m. Where: Kroger stores — Towne Lake and Macedonia Contact: (678) 493-4343 Children in the area are encouraged to wear their Halloween costume; both Kroger stores will have a costume contest and numerous games for the children to enjoy throughout the store. There will also be treats for the kids, too. Area firefighters will be carving pumpkins and food will also be available. Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services will be on hand to talk about fire safety and to hand out replacement batteries for smoke detectors.

October 29

In Harmony Pediatric Therapy’s Annual Fall Festival and Open House When: 10 a.m. — noon Where: In Harmony Pediatric Therapy, 310 Paper Trail Way, Suite 302, Canton Contact: Janie Anderson, (770) 345-2804 Free, fun activities for kids, music, bouncey house, firetruck, great raffle prizes, various vendors, fun for all!

October 29

The Great Pumpkin Festival — Trick or Treating When: 1 — 4 p.m.; 1 — 2 p.m. trick or treating; 2 p.m. costume contest & parade Where: Cannon Park, Downtown Canton Costume contest, music, games, inflatables, face painting, trick or treating and more!

October 29

Field’s Chapel UMC Trunk-or-Treat When: 5 — 8 p.m.

Where: 1331 Field’s Chapel Rd., Canton Contact: (770) 479-6030 Website:

Hayrides! Face Painting! Candy! Games! Kids and adults of all ages are welcome. Come dressed in your Halloween costume and bring a bag for your goodies. Kids will ‘trunk’-or-treat to different vehicles with decorated trunks to receive candy and prizes.  Feel free to decorate your own trunk and join in the fun!

October 29

City on a Hill UMC Trunk-or-Treat When: 4 — 6 p.m. Where: 7745 Main Street, Woodstock Contact: (678) 445-3480 Free and open to the public.

October 29 – Skill level 3.0 – 3.5 doubles October 30 – Skill level 4.0+ doubles Halloween Themed Annual Doubles Pickleball Tournament sponsored by the North Georgia Pickleball Club When: Begins at 8 a.m. and runs throughout the day Where: Play will take place on private courts in Macedonia. Contact: (770) 401-7355

Guests and observers invited, $20 entry fee per person includes light breakfast, lunch, special Halloween prizes for 1st place team on both days, long-sleeved tournament t-shirt, $10 tax deductible donation from each entry goes to Cherokee County Humane Society. Adult event – no children, please.

October 30

Canton Adventist Fall Festival 2011 When: 3 — 5 p.m. Where: 411 Scott Mill Rd., Canton Website: Free, Bluegrass music, carnival games, bounce house, food, and more!

October 31

10th Annual Woodstock KidsFest When: 3 — 7 p.m. Where: The Park at City Center, Downtown Woodstock Website:

at 6 p.m. in front of the gazebo! Trophies for the funniest, scariest and best costume!

October 31

Woodstock Christian Church — Share the Light of Jesus on Halloween Night When: 6 — 8 p.m. Where: 7700 Highway 92, Woodstock Contact: (770) 926-8238 Website: Come enjoy food, games, inflatables, music, and an amazing amount of candy for your kids to take home. EVERYTHING is FREE for children 12 & under!! Food plates are $3 per teen/adult (13 & over).

Pumpkin Patches Sixes United Methodist Church When: Opens October 1 Monday — Friday, 1:30 — 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. — 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 12:30 — 7 p.m. Where: 8385 Bells Ferry Road, Canton Contact: (770) 345-7644 Berry Patch Farms When: Weekdays, October 17 — 28, 3:30 — 7 p.m. Weekends, 10 a.m. — 7 p.m. Where: 786 Arnold Mill Rd., Woodstock Contact: (770) 926-0561

Burt’s Farm When: Through October 30, 9 a.m. — 6 p.m.; October 31 — November 10, 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. Where: Highway 52, Dawsonville Contact: (800) 600-BURT Website:

Big Springs Farms When: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in October 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. Where: 2100 Sugar Pike Road, Woodstock Contact: (678) 899-3900 Website:

Moonwalks, DJ, games, Tim the Magician, Adam the Juggler, costume contest, candy give-away and much more. Costume contest 23

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A Day Not to be Forgotten On the morning of September 12, 2011, children and teachers of Little People’s Corner Childcare Center gathered to remember those involved in what is now nationally known as “September Eleventh.” In an attempt to rightfully honor our nation that is deeply loved, the whole school gathered outside by a flag made at a previous memorial. There the kids learned about the significance of the events ten years ago. They discussed how really bad things happened, but that the people of our country, people like their parents, helped everyone make it through. Kids jumped up and down, waved their flags, and cheered for their country. A prayer was said to honor those who lost their lives and their families who will not forget the day and “God Bless America” was sang by small, squeaky voices. Though they may never fully understand the events of that day, they will know and remember what their country did to survive and fight.

Students Get a “Late Night” Welcome Back to Reinhardt University Order up! Jose Santamaria (right), a senior public relations and advertising major from Woodstock gets served a delicious late-night meal by Walter Beck (center), Assistant Professor of Business, and Dr. Roger Lee, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, at the University’s Late Night Breakfast event. The all-you-can-eat breakfast feast is prepared and served by Reinhardt’s faculty and staff; this gathering has welcomed students back to campus each fall and spring for many years.

CCSD Serves as Host for National School Safety Forum The Cherokee County School District (CCSD) was selected by ADT, the world’s biggest security company, to serve as the site for a national school safety forum. The two-day event included a presentation featuring national and local school safety experts at Woodstock High School that was attended by CCSD high school Law & Justice program students, leaders from the CCSD PASS (Parental Awareness for Safe Schools) Program and PTA, faculty, leaders from other Georgia school systems and local media. A national webcast for education leaders and reporters streamed online from the CCSD Technology Department. Both events featured a panel made up of: “Safety Mom” Alison Rhodes, a nationally renowned safety expert; Patrick Fiel, ADT Public Safety

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News Advisor and former Executive Director of School Security for the Washington, D.C., public school system; Mark Kissel, Chief of Police for CCSD, Cherokee County School Board Member Janet Read and Woodstock High School Principal Bill Sebring. The presentation at WHS was emceed by WHS parent Mike Tank, and included the screening of safety videos made by WHS criminal justice program students and the presentation of an award by ADT to Cherokee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo in recognition of his success in making continued improvements to school safety. Issues addressed during the forum included bullying and cyberbullying, tracking sexual predators, weapons in schools and gang violence.

From left to right, “Safety Mom” Alison Rhodes, Woodstock High School Principal Bill Sebring, Cherokee County School Board Member Janet Read, Cherokee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo, ADT Public Safety Advisor Patrick Fiel, Mark Bomber, ADT Director of Marketing and Education; event emcee and WHS parent Mike Tank and CCSD Police Chief Mark Kissel

SHS Students Officially Cast Homecoming Votes The Cherokee County Office of Elections and Voter Registration is a valuable partner in education for the Cherokee County School District. Students at Sequoyah High School cast votes for homecoming court recently using voting machines provided by the elections office.  The voting machines are the Students cast their ballots for same ones used in any homecoming court using county election held in the county voting machines. and this allowed students firsthand knowledge of how the voting machines work.  The elections office provides many services to county schools in the form of homecoming elections, voter registration drives and class officer and student government elections, and offers opportunities to students who are 16 or older to work at the county polls on Election Days. 25

Charter & Private Schools Hickory Flat UMC Preschool and Kindergarten

American Heritage Academy (770) 926-7779,

(770) 345-9354,

Antioch Christian Preschool


Legacy Home School Academy

(770) 475-8553

(678) 493-8584,

Brenwood Academy (770) 704--4925,

Messiah Christian Academy

Cherokee Charter Academy

(770) 479-5280

(770) 276--3031,

Woodstock International School

Cherokee Christian Academy and High School

(678) 977-6501

(678) 494-5464,

Mission Point Christian Academy

Children’s Academy of Hickory Flat

(678) 880-1345,

(770) 345-2929,

The Carpenter’s Shop Christian Preschool

Community Christian School

(770) 720-2333,

(770) 479-9535,

Union Hill UMC Preschool

Dogwood Hills Academy (770) 345-3220,

(678) 297-0550,


Public Schools

Avery Elementary School

Crossroads Middle/High School

Holly Springs Elementary School

6391 East Cherokee Drive Canton, GA 30115 (770) 479-6200 Principal: Ms. Letitia Cline

3921 Holly Springs Parkway Holly Springs, GA 30142 (770) 345-2005 Principal: Mr. Richard Landolt

1965 Hickory Road Canton, GA 30115 (770) 345-5035 Principal: Dr. Dianne Steinbeck

Ball Ground Elementary School

Dean Rusk Middle School

Indian Knoll Elementary School

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

4695 Hickory Road Canton, GA 30115 (770) 345-2832 Principal: Dr. Adrian Thomason

3635 Univeter Road Canton, GA 30115 Principal: Ms. Ann Gazell

Creekland Middle School

Free Home Elementary School

1555 Owens Store Road Canton, GA 30115 (770) 479-3200 Principal: Dr. Deborah Wiseman

12525 Cumming Highway Canton, GA 30115 (770) 887-5738 Principal: Mr. Val Bahun

Creekview High School

Hickory Flat Elementary School

1550 Owens Store Road Canton, GA 30115 (770) 720-7600 Principal: Dr. Bob Eddy

2755 East Cherokee Drive Canton, GA 30115 (770) 345-6841 Principal: Dr. Keith Ingram

Cherokee County School District Website: (770) 479-1871

2011 — 2012 Calendar at a Glance November 8

Staff Development & Conference Day

November 21 — 25

School Holiday

December 19 — January 2

School Holiday

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

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

Local Colleges & Universities Kennesaw State University

(770) 423-6000,

Chattahoochee Technical College

(770) 528-4545,

Reinhardt University

(770) 720-5600,

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Swords, knives and similar costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.

Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.

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Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.

Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent skin and eye irritation.

Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.

Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.

Only walk on sidewalks or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.


Wear well-fitting masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.

Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats unless you know the cook well.

Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Otherwise, stay outside.

Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

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by Helen Maddox Fall is my favorite time of the year and is the best time to enjoy free or low cost family fun! With a little planning, you can find plenty of festivals, pumpkin patches and Halloween events in your area. To find a list of fall events in Georgia, check AtlantaParent. Helen Maddox helps families com and weathering financial challenges. Helen Also check your local Parks is available to speak at your church, school, or community function: and Recreation website and the Georgia State Parks http:// calendars (many events are free). Sign up for and to get daily emails for great deals on tickets to a haunted house or pumpkin patch. Here’s a few extra-special events to add to your calendar: October 23-24, 30-31: Boo at the Zoo - a spooktacular familyfriendly Halloween festival October 23-24: Georgia A-Scary-Um: a family friendly Halloween event October 23: Costumes are a big part of the season, but have you considered going green this Halloween? Take part in


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National Halloween Costume Swap Day at the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center. Drop off used costumes any day in October in the lobby. October Weekends: Frightfest at Six Flags: Buy 3 - 2012 Season Passes for just $64.99 each and get 1 free Season’s pass + free Season Parking + Admission to FrightFest is included!

MORE ON COSTUMES: Even this time of year, you can find great deals on costumes. Shop for up to 75% off ( and The Costume Express clearance section for up to 85% off costumes. Remember the days of making your own costume? Find How-To’s on for making a unique Halloween costume. Looking for handmade and vintage costumes or decorations? Be sure to check with for some one-of-a-kind thriller finds. You can find previously owned costumes on for $5.00 plus s/h. Listings with a Jack-O-Lantern icon include Halloween costumes. HALLOWEEN GOODIES: Having great loot to hand out is a must. Each year I try to offer a fun mix of candy, rings, and small toys. I begin in early October and look for coupons in the Sunday paper, on, and on manufacturer websites and shop the sales each week with my coupons. I also stop by the DollarTree to pick up candy, toys, glow-in-the dark necklaces, and other fall trinkets. Families can find a bounty of fun in the fall while yielding a harvest of savings. 29

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News Local Rider Wins Blue Ribbon

Cherokee County Fellowship of Christian Athletes 4th Annual Sandra Queen Memorial Golf Classic 2011 Date:

October 4


Registration, 8 a.m. Shotgun start, 10 a.m. Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Dinner to follow


BridgeMill Athletic Club

Information: For more information, please contact Lisa Johnston at or (404) 625-1585.

Ashley Dodds, daughter of Tonya and Doug Dodds of Union Hill, recently traveled to Richland Park Horse Trial in Richland, MI. Ashley rides Manhattan IV, a 13 year old Thoroughbred and the pair brought home the blue ribbon for the Novice Rider D division finishing on their dressage score. The pair then competed in the Nutrena/USEA American Eventing Championships in Fairburn, GA. Ashley is a freshman at Creekview High School and trains with Mary Bess Sigman, resident owner and trainer of Triple Creek Eventing in Mansfield, GA and Kim Schisler of Still Waters Dressage in Alpharetta.

Cherokee Tennis Association Holding Junior Tennis Registration Registration for Winter Jr. Tennis Teams is going on now through October 30. Play will begin November 11. Match play will take place late Sunday afternoons for advanced players, Fridays for Intermediate and Saturdays for Beginners. For more information, please contact or


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Cherokee’s Own Matthew Blaylock Visits Notre Dame University Dreams do come true! Matthew Blaylock, pictured under the famous “Play Like a Champion” sign, attended the first Notre Dame football game of the season played on September 3. Thanks to the generosity of so many awesome people, especially Coach Tom Sheehan of Cherokee High School, for getting Matthew tickets to the game. Matthew has always wanted to visit the campus and he said, “Who knows, I might just be a student there one day…” 31


Every year, a wedding anniversary is celebrated with a specific gift item, whether it is traditional or modern. For instance, the first wedding anniversary is marked with paper.  The paper symbolizes strength, including interlaced fibers or connections within its construction.  The modern gift is a clock which Henry Van Dyke wrote “for those who love, time is eternity.” An anniversary for a business is somewhat similar.  A business is similar to a marriage with its own emotion, passion, relationships and a willing dedication. Therefore, when a business experiences a milestone, it’s worth a lavish celebration. In retrospect, BridgeMill Eyecare has been a marriage of sorts between the patients and the surrounding community.  With a lot of emotion and passion, Dr. Edward J. Furey opened his office right after 09/11 and stayed committed to the endeavor.  As the years passed, he forged relationships with his patients and has always had a willing dedication to the community.  This month, BridgeMill Eyecare celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary!  On October 15, 2001, BridgeMill Eyecare opened its doors for the first time.  To celebrate a 10th Wedding Anniversary, the traditional gift is tin.  At first thought, “tin” doesn’t seem to be such an exciting gift idea.  However, the meaning or symbolism behind tin is strength, durability, commitment...flexibility without being broken.  BridgeMill Eyecare has stayed strong and durable during good times and even more so in difficult times.  They have also established strong roots and commitments to the community in constructing their office on Sixes Road.  They have been flexible, as well, without being broken. How did it all start 10 years ago?  “It started with a new house, a baby on the way, a retail build-out and a lot of hard work,” exclaims Dr. Furey.  It also started with his wife, Tari, making the magnets during business hours.  After hours, they would pick a neighborhood and walk it that night after work.  While they would walk, they would place flyers and “BridgeMill Eyecare” magnets on the mailboxes

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— even in the rain!  Their passion, emotion and willing dedication were not missed by the patients.  The patients also found the same passion, emotion and willing dedication in their eye doctor and they loved him for that.

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By being the Best of the Best with the newest technology available, Dr. Furey has demonstrated dedication to his field. When upgrading his equipment and software for the office, it allowed him to view the health of the eye from an objective perspective as well as monitor any medical changes in the health and respond accordingly.  Dr. Furey added, “For example, a patient who would otherwise not be flagged for glaucoma until it is too late, with the newer technology, our office can detect it and begin treatment prior to losing any vision.  That is leaps and bounds beyond what I was able to do in the beginning of my career.  Technological advances allow me to be a better doctor and be able to pass those benefits on to our patients.  Before, it was just a slit lamp, a dilation and subjective information.  Now it’s empirical data.” Another symbolism to the 10 year anniversary under the modern tradition is diamonds.  Diamonds are the toughest gem and its symbolism is just that...toughness with an ability to shine.  When BridgeMill Eyecare first started, it was a diamond in the rough!  Dr. Furey and his wife, Tari, would travel between BridgeMill Eyecare and Furey Family Eye Care in Roswell daily.  He would see patients half the day in Roswell and then they would drive over to Canton to see patients in the afternoon.  Some weeks, they would work seven days including the marketing to start up the office.  “It was rough then, and we had some sleepless nights.  September 11th had just happened and we were hoping we could keep the lights on...just like a lot of people.  We worked hard, tried to do right by the patients and here we are...10 years later,” Dr. Furey says with a smile on his face. “In light of all the social media out there, we are still tried and true and have a firm standing in the community thanks to the patients and our staff. So with that, Dr. Furey is delighted to say Happy Anniversary!

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The Cherokee Youth Challenge 2 November 8, 2011

Last year Cherokee FOCUS and the Cherokee Youth Council held the first Cherokee Youth Challenge. A life size ‘game of Life,’ the challenge let teenagers face real life situations and experience the consequences of making poor decisions. The event was so successful that we are looking forward to hosting the event again this year at New Life Church in Holly Springs on November 8, 2011. This date is Election Day Tuesday and Cherokee County youth will be out of school. Instead of sitting home watching television we hope that youth will elect to spend this day with their friends having fun and learning about teen resources in the community. Designed for youth in 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade levels, the event begins with entertainment and ice breakers led by our wonderful MC Keven Pimentel. Youth will then break off into groups based on grade level and go into our maze of life. Topics in the maze will include: drugs and alcohol, dating and relationship issues, driving and safety, social media, money management, education and jobs/careers. Within the maze they will meet local contacts from Cherokee County agencies, organizations and government that they might come into contact with in real life. They will get to meet people from area support services such as the health department, counseling services, the Hope Center, and many more. They will also meet local law enforcement, attorneys, and judges who will show them what it might be like if they make poor decisions in real life and have to face the legal system as a consequence. A highlight of last year’s event was the staging of the aftermath of a drunk driving accident involving teenagers. Cherokee County Safe Kids along with Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services, the Holly Spring Police Department and Cherokee County Sheriff’s officers participate in a mini ‘Ghost Out’ for the participants. The demonstration spurred a lot of discussion among the youth and a few youth shared stories of losing loved ones of their own to accidents involving alcohol and drugs. On a lighter side, Mothers Against Drunk Driving brought their drunk goggles for the kids to try on and look through 34 AroundAbout East Canton | october 2011

by Sonia Carruthers

the lenses in order to give them a sense of what it is like to function while intoxicated. Youth wore the goggles while trying to drive a golf cart through an obstacle course. All the teens had fun trying to maneuver through the course. They also thought it was funny Sonia Carruthers is the Executive Director and CEO of Cherokee FOCUS. to wear the drunk goggles You can e-mail her at cherokeefocus@ while law enforcement had or visit them do a mock sobriety test. Yes, it was all fun and games until they were handcuffed and sent to our mock jail to await sentencing by a real judge. During lunch time which was provided by Chick-fil-A at Canton Marketplace, the youth got the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session with individuals from the Cherokee District Attorney’s Office and law enforcement officers. The majority of the questions asked were regarding laws and how they applied to teenagers. At the end of the event, the youth got to hear from a teen mother and how having a baby while you are still in high school could impact their lives and futures. One hundred percent of the youth surveyed at last year’s event said that they had a great time and would attend again. So register now because space will be limited to insure that every participant has the opportunity to fully enjoy the experience and

come away with a good understanding of how poor decisions can affect their lives and the benefits of making positive choices. For more details on the event and to register, please visit

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with Kelli & Jeff by Jeff Schettler One of the top questions we receive is how best to socialize Have a question? Email Kelli & Jeff at or call a dog that seems to growl and (770) 721-6959. lunge every time it sees another dog or person in its field of vision. Our answer to this dilemma is most often related to the owners and how the dog perceives them. What I mean by this is that dogs are very pack oriented and how the perceived pack leader reacts to a possible threat determines the dog’s course of action. If the dog perceives the owner as “weak” due to poor doggy communication, then the dogs reaction to an interloper is often outright aggression. Weakness is determined by odor and body language. If the human smells like they are nervous or anxious, the dog will react accordingly. This anxiousness is most often based on past situations that worried the owner such as the dog reacting badly. Body language is another big problem because most owners don’t know how to teach a dog proper manners. A perfect example is a problem we see almost daily. A dog sees a new person or dog and growls or pulls back in fear. The handler reaches down and either picks the dog up cooing gently to it like a baby, or starts to stroke the dog and tell it everything will be OK. Contrary to popular belief, this type of human rationalization of a doggy situation is BAD because it tells the dog that the behavior it just manifested was the right one. In other words, the dog was just rewarded for bad behavior. Doggy language is not human language and a dog owner really needs to learn how to communicate in doggy fashion for the best training results. If a dog is treated like a little human, it will not respect the owner and view the owner as weak and act out accordingly. And generally speaking, this acting out is often not conducive to a household. We have five K9 Trainers at our facility that are dog behavior experts. Feel free to drop on by and let Kelli, Jeff, Phoebe, Gabby or Jenn meet your dog and help you learn to talk dog! 36 AroundAbout East Canton | october 2011

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Savannah Author Ann Merritt

by Becky Smith

Like clockwork, my neighborhood book club meets Becky Smith is the busy mom of a tribe of six kids ranging in age from once a month to discuss and high school, middle school, elementary critique our latest selections. and preschool. She can be contacted at By chance, I picked up a book that was a gift to my husband, Dr. Jerry Smith that was written by one of his patients, Ann Merritt. The book was titled A Cry from the Cold. What started as just a quick glance at his copy turned into an all-nighter for me! I loved this book and knew it would have to be our August selection. On a whim (I seem to have a lot of them), I decided to call Ann Merritt and invite her to visit our book club as we discussed her book. To our group’s amazement and sheer delight, she accepted our invitation! Ann developed a passion for writing in high school when she wrote her first short story but it wasn’t until many years later that she turned writing into a full time venture. Not only is Ann an Front Row: Author Ann Merritt, Becky author but she is a Smith (hostess), Carolyn Barlow. talented painter and Back Row: Michelle Hillis, Kara Holshauser, Kelly Fincher, Laura Reidlinger whimsical sculptor. Writing took a back and Julie Stephens. seat to these other talents as well as to being a full time mother to her two sons. It wasn’t until after putting a book down that she had just finished reading did she begin to feel the overwhelming feeling that she could do better. Having Ann in our midst gave us the unique opportunity to ask questions directly to the author instead of speculating amongst ourselves what might have been going through the author’s mind. For example, I asked Ann how she develops her characters and all of their distinct personality traits. Ann comments that, “The characters really write themselves. I start with an idea and the characters come to life on their own through my fingers on a keyboard.” She continues to say that even she can be surprised as they evolve. “It’s really a very captivating and rewarding process.” Ann’s first published work of fiction is The Highlander and her most recent work is A Cry from the Cold. Both are stories of continued on page 62 37

In the Community

The Now

And the Not Yet

by John Barker

A View from the Hill

With all the rage about tablets (iPads, etc.) we’re often asked, “I’m in the market for a new PC/Laptop, I was wondering if I shouldn’t just get a tablet instead.” Well — it depends. Purpose and usage are everything.  Tablets are GREAT devices, and they can probably DO everything a PC can, but not always as easily.  Tablets are however, incredibly convenient and portable and shine at certain tasks.

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Personally, in addition to a standard PC and a laptop, I have a tablet — an iPad. The iPad has network connectivity and I’ve attached a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse on several occasions.  Sounds like a pretty complete setup, right?  Do I do my job on it?  Can I do my job on it?  Not usually.  Why?  Is it me?  Am I just not giving it a fair shot?  Admittedly, part of it is a learning curve.  To accomplish the same tasks, in many cases, I would need to purchase custom applications to do tasks I’ve already learned how to do well on another platform.  In some cases, it’s just not physically practical.  Manipulating documents on a ten (or seven) inch screen is in no way the same experience as the larger real estate of a twenty-something inch desktop monitor.  I also can’t balance a tablet on my legs when travelling (no matter what accessories I buy) the same way I can my laptop. But that really is the point.  Tablets aren’t made to be manipulated the same way a desktop (or laptop) is.  When you find applications and tasks built for the touchscreen, you’d never want to try and do them on a PC again.  Also, the convenience of a zero-boot-time tablet operating system to do a quick email check/send or look up something on-line has caused me to remove my laptop from the living room.  In fact, I can’t remember the last time I took it out of the bag after work hours.  At work, the tablet takes on a different role.  I can’t find a better way to access my media library.  It also serves as a great third (smaller) monitor where I can keep applications like TweetDeck or Seesmic within viewing distance. Bottom line, if I’ve got serious work to do, I still reach for my PC/Laptop first.  If I’m looking for convenience or specific applications that are either ancillary, or touch-fantastic, it’s continued on page 62 38 AroundAbout East Canton | october 2011

Not much more needs to be said, but we, the CIVIL AIR PATROL, need help in offsetting the costs of the wreaths. This is one time to set aside my title as your State Representative and put on my uniform as a Major in the Civil Air Patrol and ask directly for your support. It takes only $15 to buy a wreath — and if you buy two, a third one will be added for free in your name. With over 4,000 wreaths to be laid here at the GEORGIA NATIONAL CEMETERY on Saturday, December 10, 2011, we need your thoughtful contribution again. Please send your check today, made out to WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA for $15, $30 or any other amount you can afford. Corporate contributions for 10, 100 or 1000 wreaths are also gratefully accepted. Send to Wreaths Across America, 145 Mountain Brook Dr., Canton, GA 30115. In order to be listed as a contributor, we will need your check by November 1, 2011. Thank you for caring for our Veterans by supporting this annual event. Please also attend the wreath laying ceremonies on December 10 commencing at noon at the Georgia National Cemetery off Highway 20 in Canton. Come early and dress warmly for an outside event on the lawn. It is my pleasure to serve you as your State Representative and please contact me at or call my office at (440) 656-0129 if I might be able to provide any additional information or assist you in any way.

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Healthy Living

Don’t Take Me

Out of the Game by Christopher Anderson, M.D.

Participation in any sport, whether it’s recreational football, lacrosse, soccer or simply bike riding, can teach kids to stretch their limits and learn sportsmanship and discipline. But any sport that a child participates in also carries the potential for injury. In youth sports, the rate of sports injuries today is rising due to the new super-competitive youth sports culture. Today’s youth are particularly susceptible to sports injuries for a variety of reasons. Some injuries are simply accidents. Some occur as a result of improper training or a lack of appropriate safety equipment. Other injuries in children may be a result of rapid growth during puberty. No matter what the reason, sports injuries, especially in children, are going to happen. The most common sports injuries are sprains and strains, knee injuries, swollen muscles, and fractures. Dislocations, Achilles tendon injuries, and shin bone pain are also very common. There are two kinds of sports injuries – acute and chronic. Acute injuries occur suddenly when playing or exercising. Examples of an acute injury are fractures, sprains, strains and lacerations. Signs of an acute injury include: • Sudden, severe pain • Swelling • Not being able to place weight on a leg, knee, ankle or foot • Tenderness in the injured area • Immobility • Weakness Chronic injuries are those that happen over a period of time. Signs of a chronic injury include pain when you play or exercise, a dull ache when you rest, and swelling. If a sports injury occurs, never try to work through the pain. This will only cause more harm. Some injuries should be seen by a doctor right away. Call your physician or visit M.D.

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Minor Emergency & Family Medicine if the injury causes severe pain or swelling, limping, or a loss of range of motion. If you don’t have any of these symptoms, it may be safe to treat the injury at home. Use the R.I.C.E. method to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and speed healing. Follow these four steps right after the injury occurs and do so for at least 48 hours. • R-est: Resting immediately after an injury protects the affected area from further injury and provides your body with the energy necessary for healing itself. • I-ce: Ice reduces swelling by reducing blood flow to the affected area. • C-ompression: Wrapping the affected area with an ACE bandage limits swelling and provides minor pain relief. • E-levate: Elevating the affected area above the heart reduces swelling. If pain or swelling does not decrease within 48 hours, seek the advice of a physician. Information obtained from,, and This information provided by Christopher Anderson, M.D. of M.D. Minor Emergency & Family Medicine, located in the Riverstone Medical Complex. If you or your child has experienced a sports injury, please call (770) 720-7000 or visit their office at 720 Transit Avenue in Canton, next to Cracker Barrel. They are open every day from 9:00am to 9:00 pm. 41

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Why do teeth form

The Way They Do?

Let’s explore how teeth develop (good or bad), what factors influence this development and the opportunities that exist to correct dental crowding, spaces, dark teeth, underdeveloped or overdeveloped jaws and when in your life these corrections can be achieved. It all begins with tooth development or “odontogenesis,” which is the complex process by which teeth form from embryonic cells, grow and erupt into the mouth. Healthy teeth require healthy enamel, dentin, cementum, gum tissue and bone to properly develop during appropriate stages of fetal development. Just think for a minute how amazing it is that all our teeth form in the correct 32 positions of our mouth with their individual unique shapes and that this occurs successfully in billions of people. People have two major levels of dental development — primary teeth and adult teeth; each providing its own inherent developmental problems. The transition from primary teeth to adult teeth has inherent problems that can cause adult teeth to erupt into bad positions. Primary teeth simply add another complex layer of development that can cause problems and often do. The largest concern for childhood dental development is dental orthopedic growth, focusing on normal growth of developing teeth and jaws. This stage of development between 6 and 18 years of age should be closely monitored to determine if dental appliances are needed to influence jaw growth. Improper jaw growth can be front-toback (i.e. short jaws) or side-to-side (i.e. narrow jaws). This creates the understanding that child development can be based upon intrinsic forces (natural development) or extrinsic forces (dental intervention). Placing braces on teeth is an example of extrinsic forces. If jaws do not grow normally in size, it creates a functional and esthetic imbalance between their upper and lower jaws, termed a skeletal problem. This affects the physical appearance of your face, your smile and ability to eat and occurs in childhood and carries over into adulthood if not corrected. Recognizing a skeletal problem early is important. Correction of minor 42 AroundAbout East Canton | october 2011

by Dr. Scott R. Harden

to moderate jaw formation can be treated during the orthopedic development of the child using dental orthopedic appliances and can influence jaws to form longer, shorter or wider. The goal is to match the upper and Dr. Scott Harden is a dentist at lower jaws together with the Fountain View Family Dentistry and teeth to look and function has served the Towne Lake area for ideally. Correction of severe over 21 years. He is a Dental Advisor for two nationally renowned dental jaw discrepancies requires jaw surgery and is performed upon research companies. Office: (770) 926-0000. the completion of jaw growth Website: after age 18. An orthodontist first aligns the teeth and then coordinates with an oral surgeon to surgically correct the jaws to the right size relative to the person’s chin position, nose position and facial profile. More routinely, teeth can be improperly sized relative to the jawbone and this creates crowding or spacing of the teeth. This is a tooth-related problem, not skeletal, and is typically treated with braces. Braces are usually put on teeth between 10-12 years of age for two years or more. Sometimes early braces can be used around age 7 or 8 to quickly correct significant tooth position problems, such as “cross bites,” and reduce wearing braces longer at puberty. Other conditions that affect tooth development include thumb sucking (creates gap between front teeth and effects bone position), tongue thrusting (pushes out teeth), behavior that should be stopped after age 6, people are born with extra teeth and missing teeth, advanced tooth decay, extracted teeth and wisdom teeth. The family dentist can provide many solutions to problems involving minor crowding, spacing or missing teeth in children and adults with modern dental materials and improve smiles as well. The best answer for today’s patient care comes from regular visits for adults and children. Early dental diagnosis and care can help prevent small problems from becoming big problems and translates into a healthy dental condition throughout your adult life.

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A COOKIE JAR Surprise by Dr. Mike Litrel, MD padding my pockets as though looking for my cell phone. Oh my gosh, I must have left it in the car. I grabbed my keys and headed for the exit. My plan was to open my car door, sit in the seat, and spit the dog biscuits out into the parking lot where no one could see.

My mom owns a longhaired, ill-tempered cat that gives me asthma attacks. This animal is named “Bastet” after the Egyptian cat goddess, but I dispense with pleasantries and call her “Asbestos” instead. Dr. Litrel practices with his fellow OB/

The other day Joseph and I GYNs at Cherokee Women’s Health went to the vet’s to pick up Specialists. Dr. Litrel lives in Woodstock with his wife Ann and their two sons, Asbestos as a favor for my Tyler and Joseph. E-mail Dr. Litrel at mom. As we entered the vet’s office, I was pleasantly surprised to spy two cookie jars on the counter. I have a weak spot for cookies. Maybe this was my reward for a good deed. Joseph headed into the back with the receptionist to look at some puppies, and I was alone for a few minutes. With happy anticipation, I lifted the lid off the first jar and looked inside. Dog biscuits! My heart sank. With dampened hopes, I lifted the lid from the second jar. To my surprise, it was filled with miniature chocolate chip cookies! Now that made sense: cookies for the dog, cookies for the owner – everybody’s happy. Still alone, I palmed a modest handful. I didn’t want anybody to think I was a pig. I popped a few in my mouth and began happily crunching. But my taste buds staged an immediate protest. They were the most disgusting chocolate chip cookies I’d ever tasted. Suddenly it came to me: these were not cookies — they were dog biscuits in disguise! As my mouth filled with crumbling dog treats, Joseph and the receptionist re-appeared. Now I had a problem. How was I going to spit out the biscuits without everybody knowing? I had no problem picturing the veterinary staff laughing it up for days after I left. “Can you believe that dumb guy? A whole mouthful of doggie cookies!” And forget about my family. Joseph would be mocking me all the way home — and would make sure to tell his mom and brother to boot. I’d be hearing about this for weeks. I held my mouth shut, endeavoring to stanch the awful taste, and wondered what to do. Then I had an idea: I started 44 AroundAbout East Canton | october 2011

But just then Dr. Cohen walked out carrying Asbestos. He motioned me over to him. Inwardly I groaned. My mouth still full, I sauntered over with elaborate nonchalance and feigned a smile. Dr. Cohen opened Bastet’s medical chart to show me her low potassium level. He began explaining with impressive professionalism what causes this condition, and what should be done. Who cares about the potassium level?!! I wanted to scream. Just throw Asbestos in my car so I can spit out those poison cookies! I already KNOW how to treat low potassium – A banana a day will fix the cat just fine!! Instead I nodded my head sagely and pretended to listen to Dr. Cohen’s erudite dialogue. I was concentrating on swallowing the doggie treats without gagging. One last valiant swallow, and finally it was over. I breathed a sigh of relief. As Joseph and I began to leave, I had an inspiration. It was the perfect way to turn this unpleasant experience into a much more enjoyable memory. Yes — I’d get Joseph to eat a few cookies, too. Okay, immature maybe, but let’s just call it a family bonding moment. Casually I gestured to the second cookie jar and mentioned to Joseph he should grab a handful “for the road.” He sauntered over and lifted the lid. I waited halfway out the door, holding the cat carrier with an expression on my face that conveyed the usual parental impatience that he was taking too long. But inside, I was bursting with joy like a kid on Christmas morning. Hiding my eagerness, I watched him peer in the jar. For years I’ve watched this kid wolf down snacks like they were trying to get away. I couldn’t wait for him to pop a handful of those disgusting things into his mouth. Joseph stared at the camouflaged chocolate chip cookies for a long moment. And then he looked at me and rolled his eyes. “Dad, those are dog biscuits!” he said shaking his head. “How dumb do you think I am?” 45

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The Great Pumpkins lend themselves to some of the best fall decor, but don’t think for a second that they’re just for carving. This time of year we tend to fall in love with the sights and scents of pumpkins, but I want you to fall in love with the health benefits too. Pumpkins are packed with vitamins and minerals, and are dense with nutrients.

Pumpkin by Dr. Kellie Baxter

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Of course with its rich orange color pumpkin is loaded with beta carotene. Carotenoids are high in lutein, zeaxanthin and vitamins A and C. These help to protect the eyes from cataracts and degeneration. They also fight off free radicals and cardiovascular disease, prevent premature aging and boost immune function. Pumpkins are protein powerhouses. One ounce of pumpkin seeds has seven grams of protein. Pumpkin seeds can prevent

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the formation of calcium oxalate found in kidney stones too! Pumpkin seed oil is very high in phytosterols, an essential fatty acid shown to reduce blood cholesterol levels. Compounds found in phytosterols have been shown to shrink tumor cells associated with prostate and other cancers. Essential fatty acids also help lower blood pressure, boost brain power and fight arthritis and inflammation. Magnesium can be found in the pulp and seeds of pumpkin and is essential in building healthy bones and teeth. Potassium is also found in the pulp and seeds and has been shown to decrease cardiovascular disease and hypertension. Zinc is another compound found in pumpkin that boosts immune and reproductive health while fighting osteoporosis by improving bone density. Pumpkin flesh is low calorie and full of fiber. It is great for treating constipation and indigestion. High fiber lowers bad cholesterol and regulates blood sugar levels. Regular consumption of pumpkin has proven effective in providing relief from arthritis because it is an all natural antiinflammatory with none of the harmful side effects often associated with anti-inflammatory medications. continued on page 62

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The Federal Reserve

And the Economy

by Judy T. Ross You may have been hearing This article was written by Wells Fargo a lot lately about the Federal Advisors and provided courtesy of Judy Reserve, better known the T. Ross, Senior Financial Advisor, in “Fed,” and its chairman, Ben Canton, Georgia at (770) 345-8008. Bernanke. You may also already know that the Fed has an influence on interest rates, which in turn influences the economy. But there is more to the Fed than meets the eye, and the reasons behind the interest rate changes may interest you as an investor. The Fed was established in 1913 and consists of a sevenmember board of governors, including the chairman. All are appointed by the president and approved by the senate. The nation is divided into 12 Federal Reserve districts represented by 12 Federal Reserve banks. Since its establishment, the Fed has become responsible for directing the nation’s monetary policy. The Fed also regulates the nation’s banks and other depository institutions and supervises directly

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many commercial banks. The Fed also tries to support other financial markets by maintaining stable conditions for financial transactions. Although the Fed has many responsibilities, most investors only think of the Fed as having control over the interest rates that affect the U.S. financial markets. There are many different interest rates, but the Fed has direct control over only one of those interest rates, the “discount rate.” The discount rate is the interest rate the Fed charges its member banks on money borrowed for certain short-term loans. The Fed also has influence over the federal funds rate. The fed funds rate is the rate for one bank to borrow from another. Banks keep money deposited with the Fed to meet the Fed’s reserve requirement. During a normal business day, a bank may end up with more or less in its reserve account than the required amount. If it has too little, it may borrow from other banks. If reserves are above the minimum, the bank can loan the excess to a bank that is below minimum. The market for federal funds determines the federal funds rate. By controlling the discount rate, the Fed can influence the nation’s economic cycles, to some extent. continued on page 58

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Family and Faith

The Three

Little Pigs and Church

by Lowell Lawson

Recently, circumstances Lowell Lawson is a faithful contributor resulted in the need for my to AroundAbout — East Canton. Lowell wife, Ann, and me to seek can be contacted at LowellLawson@ a new church we would call home. As we considered the many options available my mind took an interesting turn. Some folks tell me that it seems my mind often takes weird turns (Personally, I prefer interesting). Somehow, during our church-seeking mission, the story of The Three Little Pigs impressed me. You remember that they had choices to make as they built a protective habitat. The first pig used straw. Two huffs and a puff and DISASTER! Next, a bit wiser second pig built with sticks. Three huffs and two puffs and DISASTER x 2! Pig #3 consulted with an established house builder (I probably read a different version than you did). He opted for bricks. VOILA! SUCCESS! Moral of the story: What you build with is what counts. Ann and I were seeking a church that was built with what counts. What counts for us is that the church be built on the Bible and is Christ-centered. And that is how we came to Antioch Christian Church. Extra bonus…it is built of brick. If evaluating a house only from the outside, you will not have a full understanding of the quality of the structure. So it is with a church. You need to know the church from the inside. In particular, you want to know the pastor and the people who are its members. Poor pastoral leadership and uncaring members will undermine the value and worth of the most magnificent cathedral. For almost two decades I have given leadership to a senior adult program in Cherokee County. This place of service provided me with the opportunity to know Antioch Christian Church from the inside out. Under the leadership of Pastor Ken May, perhaps the most humble, caring, and dedicated pastor I know, the church touches the lives of its members as well as countless community residents regularly. You cannot visit the church without receiving a sincere and caring welcome from the moment you enter the church until the last Amen. If you have a need you can count on Pastor Ken and every single church member to be there for you. At Antioch Christian Church you will never walk alone! The next time you are looking for a school for your children, a recreation program for your family, or a church home, do not decide from an outside perspective. Just remember the three little pigs. 50 AroundAbout East Canton | october 2011

Not a Lot

of Bull

by Dawn Mason, D.V.M.

A frequently asked question about our pets is, “Can they see color?” In the past, it was believed that animals were color-blind and saw only gray and white. However, today we are finding they see some colors similar to that of a human. Their color spectrum is much smaller than a human and not as rich and vivid in detail.

Dawn Mason D.V.M. is a 1999 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and practices at BridgeMill Animal Hospital. (770) 479-2200

Pets and people have the ability to see color through special structures called photoreceptors. The two types of receptors are rods and cones and are located at the back of the eye in the retina. The rods allow vision in dim lighting and the cones are responsible for color vision in bright light. Animals possess more rods and people have more cones. Because people have more cones then pets, color vision with people is more detailed with a large array of colors. Animals, having more rods, have an advantage with night vision over humans. Animals also have a larger pupil allowing more light to enter the eye. At night, when lights shine on an animal’s eye the reflection is from a mirror-like structure in the eye called the tapetum lucidum. It reflects light and increases the amount of light hitting the retina. This helps increase their ability to see to in the dark. There are four types of cones that have different absorption rates. Cones allow a rainbow to be seen as purple, green, red, yellow and blue. Having only two types of cones, called dichromatic, narrows that range to light blue, dark blue, light gray, dark gray, light yellow and brown. Dogs and cats have two types of cones. Pets can’t distinguish between green, yellow, orange and red. These colors blend together as primarily yellow. Also, cones have absorption rates that overlap. The more overlap between absorption of cones, the more varying shades of color. Animal absorption rates are lower than a person’s rate. Dichromatic animals include dogs, cats, horses, cattle, pigs, sheep and goats. Animals that possess no color vision at all, called monochromatic, are snakes, raccoons, mice, rats, guinea pigs and some lizards. Contrary to popular belief dogs, cats and many farm animals do not see only black and white. Taking in the above facts, it makes you wonder why bull fighters use red capes. Since bulls are dichromatic, they don’t possess the ability to see the continued on page 62 51

Family and Faith

The Family Touch by Dr. James E. Kilgore Do you remember the children’s story about the race between the turtle and the hare? The hare bursts out to a lead but is distracted as the turtle plods along for victory. The race is not always won by the fastest runner. Dr. James Kilgore is President of the

The Ironman Triathlon International Family Foundation, Inc, Suite 220, 1558 Marietta Hwy, Canton, consists of a 2.4 mile swim, GA 30114. He and Mrs. Kilgore are a 112 mile bike ride and a active community volunteers. 26.2 mile run. Few fully conditioned people complete it. Dick Hoyt participated and completed this challenge with his physically disabled son, Rick. He had a seat-pod on his bike, a small boat when he swam and a wheelchair when he ran. Rick was totally dependent on his dad, but he shared the victory of completing the race. Most of us are consumed by our own race and what is demanded of us to complete it without being concerned with those who might depend on us to help them finish. In compassion to others we discover great reward. We sometimes call them heroes. They just help someone who needs them to get through. How does this happen? First we must have our eyes open to what’s happening around us. See where others may need an assist from you. If a farmer doesn’t see a ripe crop and fails to harvest it, his entire effort in planting can be wasted. A parent who fails to see the need to discipline his child contributes to his failure to mature. Second is the willingness to invest for the sake of others. Dick Hoyt loved his son enough to work twice as hard as anyone else in the race. His major reward was the smile on his son’s face when it was completed. A wise philosopher once said, “The reward of having done something is to have done it.” Caring for a child or a senior is its own reward. The wise parent believes that it is his privilege and responsibility to model for his child the values that will guide him through life. Sometimes he does it through physical sacrifice. Sometimes he demonstrates his values in quiet behavior. Other times require words of courage and conviction. Dick Hoyt said, “We did it, Rick!” What do you want to say when your race is finished? And, by the way, what do you want your children to say about the way you swam, biked and ran in the “Ironman Triathlon” of life? 52 AroundAbout East Canton | october 2011



by Pastor Jamey Prickett Many women spend a lifetime dreaming of a perfect wedding. After the proposal, dates are set, venues located, and napkins are personalized. An afternoon is spent tasting cakes, picking out flowers, and trying on dresses. Brides Jamey Prickett is the Senior Pastor of are stressing out. Grooms find Liberty Hill Church. To contact Pastor it all confusing. Mother-inJamey, please call (678) 493-8920 or laws become entertaining. email http://wrestledwithangels.wordpress. All it takes is one situation com/ to send the marital bliss into chaotic fury. One piece of the wedding puzzle out of place can transform a beautiful, elegant, soft-spoken bride into bridezilla. A couple of years ago, I was presiding over an outdoor wedding. The venue was a gorgeous plantation home on the south side of Gwinnett County. The rehearsal was seamless. The four-acres of beautiful gardens were in full bloom. The weather forecast for the wedding day was perfect. Everyone got into their cars to return home in preparation for a fabulous wedding day. I lived about an hour from the venue. The groom’s family lived just up the road from my house. So we both pulled out around the same time to travel to the venue. I left with plenty of time to spare. No sooner had I merged onto the interstate when I realized that an accident had shut down the north and south lanes. I inched my way to the next exit, got off, and decided to travel the back roads to the wedding location. No sooner had I started down the two-lane road than I realized that a tractor trailer who had gotten off due to the wreck on the interstate had overturned and was blocking the entire road. It was gridlock. The wedding was to start at 6:00 P.M. I pulled onto the property at 9:00 P.M. The groom’s family pulled in shortly after I arrived. I knew the bride was a wonderful person but I was still scared. It doesn’t take much to turn a sweet, gentle bride into a ruthless bridezilla. Plus, her family is from New York. How can you use traffic as an excuse with someone from New York? How would she react? The wedding turned out magnificent. By the time I arrived, they had already enjoyed the reception, participated in the after-wedding toast, and taken pictures. The facilities manager had arranged to put candles up on the property. We had a beautiful evening wedding under stars and candlelight. continued on page 62 53

Life At Home


Hair color:

A Growing Trend for Men by Jyl Craven News Flash: Barbershops are out and hair salons are in! A growing number of men frequent hair salons – and not just for a great haircut. Men’s hair care products, including hair color, are part of a booming industry. Roughly Jyl Craven of Jyl Craven Hair Colour two-thirds of men now Studio of Canton. For information you consider it acceptable to color may contact the salon at (770) 345their hair when, even ten years 9411 or visit ago, it would have been seen as the height of vanity. In a world dominated by the young and beautiful, hair color is one way for men to stay ahead. Tipping is one of the newest trends for men’s hair. Used best with a short, spiky haircut where just the tips of the hair strands are bleached or dyed, leave the roots long and uncolored. Highlighting to blend gray or all-over color to hide gray is also popular, allowing men to retain a youthful appearance that matches how they feel. Why should men settle for bland when hair color can add pizzazz? It can take as little as five minutes for processing men’s hair color. Five minutes for men to achieve a look they want.

A growing number of men frequent hair “salons – and not just for a great haircut.

In order for men to get the most out of their hair color, they need to have healthy hair. Hair color bonds better and lasts longer when hair is cared for properly. Men should use a good shampoo and conditioner that adds moisture and smoothes the cuticle. Patting the hair dry helps avoid damage, as well as using only a comb while the hair is wet. Regular trims get rid of the dead ends, giving hair an overall healthier appearance. Whether men want to cover up gray or make a bold statement, they should work with a hair stylist to achieve the right effect. Hair stylists can give advice on the best hair products, haircut and hair color to get the most out of men’s hair. It’s an exciting, new world in hair care — for men! After all, why should women have all the fun? 54 AroundAbout East Canton | october 2011

Have to Bloom

by Eric Hill

As our passion for gardening grows, it’s time to look beyond Eric Hill is the co-owner of Autumn Hill Nursery & Landscaping. He can be the flowers, and appreciate reached at 770-442-3901. other merits of plants. While flowers are colorful a few weeks out of the year, many plants add interest to our gardens for much longer periods. Unusual branch structures, varying textures, attractive bark, and fragrances are characteristics of plants we enjoy. Often overlooked are the gentle movements that bring a garden to life. Weeping cherries have obvious structure that calls your attention, while others such as Japanese maples or contorted filberts have unusual branching that is not appreciated until winter. A plant’s overall shape may be interesting. Hollies, camellias and native azaleas can be limbed up to create small trees for a courtyard. Round, symmetrical globosa cryptomeria and narrow, upright sky pencil holly both bring unique forms to the garden. Foliage texture and combinations of textures should be considered when designing your garden. Contrasting textures add excitement, while similar textures blend for a soothing effect. Spreading yews interspersed with ferns draw your attention while a sprawling mass of fern creates calm. Unusual foliages can’t be ignored. Creeping mahonia and fernspray cypress have foliage you don’t see everyday. Many gardeners enjoy the challenge of creating gardens solely based on textures and plant structures. Foliage also provides color. Coppertina ninebark and heuchareas come to mind. Combinations make all the difference. Burgandy loropetalum look stunning with silvery green artemesia. Plants like variegated holly fern have combinations of colors within themselves. Tree bark, especially in the winter, often becomes the focus of the garden. We are all familiar with the exfoliating bark of birches, but have you seen a mature ironwood? It exfoliates to reveal a mosaic of greens, grays and browns. Other plants captivate us with the color of their bark. As Natchez crape myrtles mature, their bark turns a rich cinnamon brown that nearly outstrips its flowers for beauty. Fragrance in the garden can trigger childhood memories and add to your garden’s delight. Thyme and anise give off a wonderful fragrance when brushed. Blooming osmanthus will permeate an entire backyard for a month. Plants such as continued on page 62

Life At Home


For Winter?


In Hawaii by Lisa Griswold

by Dan Jape

Cold weather is right around Dan Jape is the owner of Reliable the corner and you will Heating and Air. You may contact him soon be in need of heat in at (770) 594-9096 or visit him online your home. Furnaces need a at complete service and cleaning each year before they are turned on to make sure they are safe and efficient. Many times, a homeowner will make the assumption that just because a furnace ignites, it is safe to operate. This could not be further from the truth. Modern day furnaces are very safe appliances and when maintained, can give years of service. But it is important that the series of safety devices and components that make them safe are in good working order. One of the most important items to check and clean is the heat exchanger. A furnace burns gas and heats up a metal box that contains the gas burners and when the box is warm, a fan blows air across the outside of the box and transfer heat to the air stream, which is then distributed to all the rooms of a home. This heat exchanger heats and cools thousands of times a year and this causes expansion and contraction, which can cause metal fatigue and cracks in the burner box allowing carbon monoxide to leak into the air stream. It is extremely important to have this checked every year, as this piece is a very stressed component of the furnace and can fail at any time a furnace is over 10 to 12 years old. It is also very important that any rust and debris that has accumulated in the heat exchanger be vacuumed out. Another very important series of devices that need to be checked are high temperature limit switches which monitor a furnace for an overheated condition. These high limits are crucial in making a furnace safe and should be checked and tested each year to make sure they operate correctly. If a fan or blower stops operating on a furnace, the gas will continue to ignite until these limit devices sense the furnace is overheated and shut off the burners and turn the furnace off. These limit switches are directly in the air stream and take a lot of abuse and will fail after a number of years Furnaces have a device that moves air and fumes through the heat exchanger and it is often a component that needs service in a modern furnace. This draft inducer is in the combustion stream of the furnace and is exposed to the hot, acid laden fumes of the by-products of gas combustion. Some manufactures make the housing of these inducers out of plastic and they become so hot, the plastic housing cracks allowing flue gases to be emitted into the living space of a home. Some continued on page 62

Disney recently opened the doors to its newest adventure: Aulani. Aulani is a 21-acre resort on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, created by Disney Imagineers, and executed with perfection, as is the Hawaiian way. or call (678) 815-1584.

This resort will celebrate the true culture of Hawaii. Aulani Survey: Do you have a tip or trick that you use when going to Walt Disney reflects the real Hawaii with World? Send your answer to Survey@ its elegance and deep sense of tradition. You can see this immediately upon arriving at the resort. You are not greeted by typical birds-of-paradise (did you know that these originate in South America?), but rather by a working taro farm. Taro is a staple plant that feeds the people of Hawaii. You can see the culture of Hawaii in the details of the contemporary Hawaiian art all through the resort. The lobby is called Maka’ala, which means to be alert, aware, vigilant, watchful, wide awake. As you look around the lobby, you’ll see incredible detail and beauty in everything. You’ll need to be aware when looking for the many Menehune that are carefully hidden throughout the resort. The Menehune are the mysterious little people of the Hawaiian island who build and create things. It may be a bridge or a boat or maybe even a drawing. You can help the Menehune when you embark on the Menehune Adventure Trail. The magic is subtle, but it’s there if you are watchful and vigilant! The resort offers rooms, suites, Disney Vacation Club Villas, and Grand Villas. Prices start at $399 per night. The famous Disney characters will be there as well; however they won’t be at the end of typical queue lines. They will be there as tourists. Hawaii is not their home, of course! You will see them enjoying their vacation time just as you will. Children ages 3-10 can enjoy Aulani’s kids’ club called Aunty’s Beach House. Here, they will experience Hawaiian culture through art, games and music. And they just might run into a vacationing Disney character in the club as well! Aulani offers a spa, Laniwai, where adults and teenagers (14 and older, accompanied by an adult) can enjoy a relaxing treatment or massage. Guests ages 13-17 can also experience some age-specific spa treatments as well at their own private continued on page 62 55



Ball Ground First Baptist

Church of God Free Home Community Church

445 Old Canton Road, (770) 735- 3374 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 7p.m.

152 Crystal Springs Lane, (770) 479-1537 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Calvary Baptist

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

137 Hightower Road, (770) 887-6982 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

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

Community Baptist Church 115 W. Wes Walker Memorial Dr., Ball Ground Currently meeting at Canton Community Church Sunday Service: 1:30 p.m.

Crossroads of Life Baptist 2861 Ball Ground Hwy, (770) 479- 7638 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.

First Baptist Canton Mission Point Campus: 1 Mission Point Sunday Services: 8:15, 9:30 & 11 a.m. East Campus: Creekview H.S. Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. (770) 479-5538,

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

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

Hickory Flat Church of God

Hillside Community Church of God 12487 Fincher Road, (678) 880-1901 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.

New Life Church

Shoal Creek Baptist 4967 Fincher Road, (770) 720-0195 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Shoal Creek Primitive Baptist 174 Fields Mcghee Drive, (770) 630-7150 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Elder Randall Cagle

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Ball Ground United Methodist Church 3045 Ball Ground Highway, (770) 735-6247 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Birmingham United Methodist Church

2510 East Cherokee Drive, (770) 639-1018 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

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

15770 Birmingham Rd., (678) 942-1600 Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11 a.m.

Toonigh Church of God

Canton First United Methodist Church

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

930 Lower Scott Mill Road, (770) 479-2502 Sunday Services: 8:30, 9:45, & 11 a.m.

Episcopal Christ the Redeemer Episcopal Church 6488 Hickory Flat Hwy., (404) 395-5003 Meeting at All Points Community Church Saturday Service: 5:30 p.m.

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

Jewish 1635 Old Hwy 41 NW, Suites 112-265, Kennesaw (678) 460-7702, Introductory Service: 1st Shabbat of each month at 11 a.m. Traditional Service: 3rd Shabbat of each month at 10:30 a.m.

8991 East Cherokee Drive (Kid Connection) Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. (678) 880-0871, Pastor: Dr. Joe Brothers


Sunnyside Church of God

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

Mountain View Baptist Church

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

Big Springs United Methodist

Chabad Jewish Center

4096 East Cherokee Drive, (770) 479-3324 Sunday Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m., 6:30 p.m.

Timothy Lutheran Church (LC-MS)

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

Hickory Road Baptist Church

Mount Zion Baptist Church

Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. (770) 503-5050,

Congregation Ner Tamid Reform Jewish Congregation Contact us for High Holiday Service times & dates (678) 264-8575,

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


City On A Hill: A United Methodist Church 7745 Main Street, Woodstock, (678) 445-3480 Sunday Services: 9:35 & 11:15 a.m.

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

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

Liberty Hill Church 141 Railroad Street, (678) 493-8920 Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11 a.m.

Orange United Methodist Church 220 Orange Church Circle, (770) 886-9662 Sunday Services: 8:45 & 11 a.m.

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

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


Celebration of Grace Lutheran Church

St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church

Scott Mill Chapel, 411 Scott Mill Road

Sunday Divine Liturgy: 10 a.m.

Contact Fr. Frederick Watson: (770) 485-0504

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

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

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

Sixes Presbyterian Church 2335 Sixes Road, (770) 485-1975 Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

Trinity Presbyterian Church USA 1136 Trinity Church Road, (678) 493- 6955 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Woodstock Presbyterian Church 345 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, (770) 926-0074 Traditional Worship Service: 11 a.m.

Roman Catholic

Bethel Tabernacle

Lake Arrowhead Chapel

13417 Fincher Road (Hwy. 108), (770) 479-4540 Sunday Service: 12 noon

1218 Lake Arrowhead Drive, (770) 479-3886 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

C3 Church 94 North Street, Cherokee Arts Center Sunday Service: 10 a.m. (404) 317-0345,

Canton Community 260 Rolling Hills Avenue, (770) 479-3792 Sunday Service: 10:45 a.m.

Canton Hispanic SDA 462 Scott Road, (678) 493-2727 Sabbath School: 9:15 a.m. Worship Service: 11:15 a.m.

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

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

Church of the Messiah 415 Charles Cox Drive, (770) 479-5280 Sunday Service: 10 a.m.

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

Emmanuel Community Church

2941 Sam Nelson Road, (770) 479-8923 Sunday Masses: 8 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday Spanish Mass: 5:30 p.m.

2135 East Cherokee Drive, (404) 668-2653 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

Other Churches AllPoints Community Church 6488 Hickory Flat Highway, (678) 493-3430 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

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

Greater Bethel Community Church 211 Arnold Mill Road, (770) 592-9900 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Hickory Flat Fellowship 5301 Hickory Flat Highway, (770) 704-5050 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Inner Quest Unlimited (a metaphysical Christian Church) 12830 New Providence Road, Alpharetta Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. (770) 521-2875,

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

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

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

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

(404) 557-9640, Visit website or call for information.

Quaker — Canton Friends Worship Group 360 East Marietta Street, (770) 720-4669 Sunday Service: 2nd & 4th Sunday 10 a.m.

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

Resurrection Anglican Church 231 Arnold Mill Road, (770) 591-0040 Sunday Service: 8:30 & 10:45 a.m

Revolution Grace Bible Church

490 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, (770) 516-0009 Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:30 p.m. Sunday Masses: 7:30, 9 & 11 a.m., 12:45 & 5:30 p.m. Sunday Spanish Mass: 2:30 p.m. www.stmichaelthearchangelwoodstock.

124 P. Rickman Industrial Drive, (770) 217-7494 Sunday Services: 10 a.m.

The Pointe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church

St. Michael the Archangel

Life Bible Church

1130 Bluffs Parkway, (770) 345-2737 Sunday Services: 8:15, 9:45, 11:15 a.m. & 12:45 p.m.

The River Meets at Liberty Elementary School Sunday Service: 10 a.m.

Soul’s Harbor Word of Faith Church 110 Evergreen Road, (770) 345-2715 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

St. Paul AME 390 Crisler Street, (770) 479-9691 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Word of Life Family Jehovah’s Witnesses 667 Scott Road, (770) 479-7028 Call for local meeting times.

207 Marvin Land Lane, (770) 479-7693 Sunday Service: 9 a.m. 57

The Federal Reserve . . .

continued from page 48

Let’s look at some scenarios: • If the nation’s economy expands rapidly, historically the threat of inflation becomes a worry for consumers. Inflation — the general increase in the price of services and goods — lowers consumers’ purchasing power. The Fed fights inflation by increasing these key interest rates. • By raising the federal funds rate, the Fed decreases the amount of money available to the national banking system. Banks tend to base the rates charged for business and consumer loans on their own cost of funds. So an increase in the discount rate and fed funds rates will usually lead to banks increasing their lending rates. This makes borrowed money more expensive for businesses and consumers. By making borrowed money more expensive, the Fed hopes to slow inflation by slowing down the rate at which money is spent.

• When the economy is dragging and needs an extra monetary boost, the Fed “loosens” the nation’s money supply by decreasing the discount and fed funds rates. By lowering these rates, the Fed makes more money available to the nation’s banks. This leads to borrowed money becoming cheaper for consumers and businesses. The extra money helps stimulate consumer spending and promote economic growth. You may want to pay close attention to the actions of the Federal Reserve, especially if you have interest-sensitive investments. Your Financial Advisor can assist you in understanding how interest rate changes can affect the performance of your portfolio. Investments in securities and insurance products are: NOT FDIC-INSURED/ NOT BANK-GUARANTEED/MAY LOSE VALUE Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (WFAFN), and Member SIPC. J. ThompsonRoss Investments is a separate entity from WFAFN.

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(770) 345-1879, Haiti Cheri Harvest Life Ministries:

American Business Women’s Association: (678) 493-3618, Canton Cherokee Business and Professional Women’s Club: (770) 345-1750 Cherokee Area Business Connection: (770) 345-8687 Cherokee Business & Professional Women: (770) 345-1751 Cherokee Toastmasters: (770) 712-4077 NEW Network of Entrepreneurial Women: (678) 595-0344 PowerCore: (404) 572-1278 Woodmont Business Club:

The Helen Plane Chapter 711:

(800) 989-4248,

(770) 924-0864,

Hope Center — Baby & More Thrift Store:

Cherokee Co. Board of Elections & Registrations:

(770) 479-0407

Hospice Advantage:

(770) 218-1997

Cherokee County Democratic Party:

iCOR (helping orphans):

(404) 992-8155

Legacy Ministries International: (770) 924-0826 Meals-on-Wheels: Miracle Mothers:

(770) 345-3489, Cherokee Co. Municipal Planning Commission: (678) 493-6101 Cherokee County Republican Party:

(770) 345-7440

(678) 809-1411, Cherokee County Repulican Women’s Club:

MOMS Club of Canton (serving Canton,

Ball Ground, Waleska and Holly Springs):

Cherokee County School Board: (770) 479-1871


(678) 520-2236,

Cherokee County Teen Republicans:

MOPS — Mothers of Preschoolers:

(678) 232-7488,

(770) 479-4140

Cherokee County Young Republicans: (770) 926-9317, MUST Ministries:

(770) 479-5397

Narcotics Anonymous:

(770) 720-4032

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

National Alliance for Mental Illness Family Support Group:

Political Organizations

Hope Center (hope for unplanned pregnancies):

Charitable & Support Organizations AA Meetings: Antioch Christian: (770) 475-9628 AARP Organization: Canton Chapter: (770) 479-5460 Adopting Families Group: (770) 516-1340 Alzheimer/Dementia Support Group: (770) 926-0119 American Heart Assoc. — Cherokee Division: (678) 385-2013 Arts Alliance of Georgia: (678) 754-8482 Bethany Place: (770) 479-9462 Breast Cancer Support Group, Drop-In: (404) 843-1880 Canton Al-Anon: (770) 516-3502 CASA for Children, Inc.: Deidre Hollands, (770) 345-3274 Cherokee Autism Support Group: Heidi — or Renee — Cherokee Child Advocacy Council: (770) 592-9779 Cherokee Co. Aspergers Syndrome Support Group: Cherokee Co. Family Child Care Assoc.: Brenda Bowen, (770) 926-8055 Cherokee Co. Foster & Adoptive Parent Association of GA: (770) 378-0759 Cherokee Co. Habitat for Humanity: (770) 345-1879 Cherokee Co. Senior Services: (770) 345-5312 Cherokee Co. Service League: (770) 704-5991 Cherokee Co. Special Olympics: (770) 517-7101 Cherokee County Family Violence Center: (770) 479-1804 Battered Women Hotline: (770) 479-1703 In Spanish, (770) 720-7050 Cherokee FOCUS: (770) 345-5483 Drug Free Cherokee: Stacy Bailey, (770) 345-5483 Emotions Anonymous: Tonya M., (678) 648-9953 Grace to the Nations: (404) 819-5520

United Daughters of the Confederacy,

Recreation & Hobbies

(404) 394-1229,

North Georgia Angel House, Inc.:

Canton Moose Family Center (Bingo):

(770) 479-8300

Northside Hospital Cherokee Auxiliary:

Christian Authors Guild:

(770) 720-9559

Northwest Atlanta Moms of Multiples:

Cherokee Amateur Radio Society:

(678) 404-0034,

Papa’s Pantry:

(770) 591-4730

Safe Kids of Georgia in Cherokee County: (678) 493-4343, (770) 928-8590,

Cherokee Amateur Radio Emergency Services (SKYWARN Storm Spotters):

Cherokee Community Chorale:

Volunteer Aging Council:

(770) 345-7515

Cherokee County Master Gardeners:

Young Peoples AA Meeting:

(770) 479-2502

(770) 479-0418 Cherokee County Saddle Club:

Civic Organizations

Canton Lions Club:

(678) 224-7878

Canton Noon Day Optimists:

(678) 454-2370

Canton Optimist Club:

Canton Rotary Club:

(770) 479-2101

Cherokee County Historical Society:

(770) 345-3288,

Hickory Flat Optimist Club:

Alan Flint (770) 720-9056

Holly Springs Business & Professional Assoc.: (678) 467-9269

(770) 757-2282

Cherokee County Social Adventures Group: Cherokee Fencing Club:

Andy McCann, (678) 494-9750

Cherokee Hiking Club:

(770) 235-3655

Cherokee Music Teachers Association: (770) 720-3987, Cherokee New Horizons Band (CNHB): (770) 479-4917, Cherokee Photography Club:

(770) 928-4239

Cherokee Running Club:

Pilot Club of Cherokee County:

(770) 926-8513

Lynda Goodwin at (770) 393-1766

Cherokee Senior Softball Association:

Crossfit Workout of the Day Club:

Rotary Club of Cherokee County: (678) 297-0154,

Sons of the American Revolution:

The Funk Heritage Center Book Club:

(770) 720-5969

Cherokee Chapter, (770) 410-0015

The Trail of Tears Association:

(770) 479-4114

Salvation Army: 121 Waleska St. (770) 720-4316

(770) 928-8590


Habitat for Humanity North Central GA:

Business Organizations

(770) 704-6338

Sewrifics, American Sewing Guild: (678) 493-3976 Southern O Scalers:

Dan Mason, (770) 337-5139 59


Emergency — 911

AroundAbout East Canton Magazine — (770) 720-7497

Cherokee County Government: Business Licenses (678) 493-6200 Commissioners (678) 493-6000 Clerk of Courts (678) 493-6511 Economic Development (770) 345-0600 Engineering Office (Traffic Signals) (678) 493-6077 Environmental Health (770) 479-0444 Extension Office (770) 479-0418 Jury Phone (770) 479-9011 Justice Center (Courts, Judges, etc.) (770) 479-1953 Planning & Zoning (678) 493-6101 Senior Services (770) 345-2675 Tax Assessors/Evaluation (678) 493-6120 Taxes: License Plates/Tags, Property Tax (678) 493-6400 Woodstock Office (770) 924-4099 Renewals Online Voter Registration (770) 479-0407

Children and Family: Anna Crawford Children’s Center (770) 592-9779 Cherokee County Boys & Girls Club (770) 720-7712 Cherokee Family Violence Center (770) 479-1804 Cherokee Focus (770) 345-5483 Child Support Enforcement (770) 720-3581 Department of Family & Children Services (770) 720-3610 Hope Center (770) 924-0864 MUST Cherokee Ministries (770) 479-5397 Papa’s Pantry (770) 591-4730

City of Canton:

City Hall Fire Department Police Information

(770) 704-1500 (770) 479-7287 (770) 720-4883

(404) 657-9300

(770) 720-6607

(770) 345-7371

Kennestone Hospital Northside Hospital — Cherokee

(770) 793-5000 (770) 720-5100

Driver’s Licenses Georgia State Patrol Health Department Hospitals:

Hotlines — 24 Hour Help lines:

Battered Women Hotline Drug Tip Line (Cherokee Co. Sheriff) Poison Control Center Poison Control Center (outside metro Atlanta) Probate Court Information Line Rite-Call (Child Medical Problems) Sexual Assault & Family Violence Center

Non-Emergency 911

(770) 479-1703 (770) 345-7920 (404) 616-9000 (800) (770) (404) (770)

222-1222 704-2610 250-KIDS 428-2666

(770) 479-3117

Parks and Recreation: Barnett Park (770) 924-7768 Boling Park (770) 720-7578 BridgeMill Athletic Club (770) 345-5500 Callahan Golf Links (770) 720-1900 Cherokee County Outdoor YMCA (770) 591-5820 Cherokee County Soccer Association (770) 704-0187 Cherokee Recreation and Parks Authority (770) 924-7768 Cherokee Youth Lacrosse Assoc.: (770) 846-4843

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Cherokee Outdoor Family YMCA & G. Cecil Pruett Community Center Family YMCA, (770) 345-9622 North Atlanta Soccer Association: (770) 926-4175 SCRA Park (770) 926-5672 Wildlife Action, Inc. (800) 753-2264


Animal Control (678) 493-6200 Animal Shelter & Pet Adoptions (770) 345-7270 Cherokee County Humane Society (770) 928-5115 Emergency Veterinary Clinic (770) 924-3720 Lost Pet Hotline (770) 615-3333 People4Pets (770) 516-7885 Second Chance Rescue

Post Office (Canton) Recycling Center Sheriff’s Office

(800) 275-8777 (770) 516-4195 (678) 493-4100

Utilities: Amicalola EMC (706) 253-5200 AT&T (888) 757-6500 Ball Ground Water (770) 735-2123 BellSouth (404) 780-2355 Canton Water (770) 704-1500 Charter Communications (888) 438-2427 Cherokee Water & Sewerage Authority (770) 479-1813 Cobb EMC (770) 429-2100 Comcast (404) 266-2278 DirecTV (877) 516-6276 Dish Network (888) 825-2557 ETC Communications (706) 253-2271 Gas South (866) 762-6427 Georgia Natural Gas (888) 442-7489 Georgia Power (888) 660-5890 Scana Energy (877) 467-2262 Waleska Water (770) 479-2912 Windstream (866) 971-WIND

Urgent Care Facilities: M.D. Minor Emergency & Family Medicine Northside Cherokee Urgent Care Wellstar Urgent Care

(770) 720-7000 (678) 426-5450 (678) 494-2500

President Barack Obama (D) (202) 456-1414 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue fax: (202) 456-2461 Washington, D.C. 20500 Website:

Senator Saxby Chambliss (R) (202) 224-3521 Senate Russell Courtyard-2 GA: (770) 763-9090 Washington, D.C. 20510 Website:

Senator Johnny Isakson (R) (202) 224-3643 1 Overton Park, Suite 970 GA: (770) 661-0999 3625 Cumberland Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30339 fax: (770) 661-0768 Website:

Rep. Tom Price (R), District 6 P.O. Box 425, Roswell, GA 30077 Website:

(202) 225-4501 GA: (770) 565-4990 fax: (770) 565-7570

Rep. John Linder (R), District 7 (202) 225-4272 90 North Street, Suite 360 GA: (770) 232-3005 Canton, GA 30114-2724 fax: (770) 232-2909 Website:

State Government: Governor Nathan Deal (R) 203 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334

(404) 656-1776 fax: (404) 657-7332

State Senator Jack Murphy (R) (D-27) (770) 887-1960 304-B Coverdell Legislative Bldg. fax: (770) 205-0602 Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail:

State Rep. Calvin Hill (R) (D-21) local: (678) 493-7257 511 Coverdell Legislative Bldg. business: (404) 656-0129 Atlanta, GA 30334 fax: (770) 345-2394 e-mail:

State Rep. Sean Jerguson (R) (D-22) 607 Coverdell Legislative Bldg. Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail:

(404) 656-0287

Commissioners: Buzz Ahrens (R), Chairperson e-mail:

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

Jim Hubbard (R), Post 2 e-mail:

Karen Bosch (R), Post 3 e-mail:

Jason A. Nelms (R), Post 4 e-mail:

Cherokee County Board of Education:

Cherokee County Courts:

(404) 462-4950

Janet Read (R), Post 4 e-mail:

(770) 516-1444

Rick Steiner (R), Post 5 e-mail:

(770) 704-4398, x4370

Rob Usher, Post 6 e-mail:

(770) 928-0341

Kim Cochran (R), Post 7 e-mail:

(678) 983-9644

Cherokee County Coroner Earl W. Darby 90 North Street, Suite 310 Canton, GA 30114

(678) 493-6270 (678) 493-6260 (678) 493-6240

State Court: Chief Judge Clyde J. Gober, Jr. Judge W. Alan Jordan

(678) 493-6480 (678) 493-6490

(678) 493-6250 (678) 493-6280

(678) 493-6431

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Roger Garrison (R) (678) 493-4100 498 Chattin Drive fax: (678) 493-4228 Canton, GA 30115 Website:

Cherokee County Tax Commissioner

David Fields (R) (678) 493-6400 2780 Marietta Highway fax: (678) 493-6420 Canton, GA 30114 e-mail:

City of Canton Mayor Gene Hobgood

Probate Court: Judge Keith Wood

Clerk of the Court: Patty Baker

(678) 493-6160 (678) 493-6511

Cherokee County Board of Commissioners 1130 Bluffs Parkway (678) 493-6000 Canton, GA 30114 fax: (678) 493-6001

(404) 362-1600

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

Superior Court: Chief Judge Frank C. Mills, III Judge N. Jackson Harris Judge Ellen McElyea

Magistrate Court: Chief Judge James Drane III

(770) 704-4398, x4372

Cherokee County School System

State Rep. Mark Hamilton (R) (D-23) Email:

(770) 345-6256

Michael Geist, Post 3 e-mail:

Juvenile/Family Court: Judge John B. Sumner Judge Tony Baker

Robert Wofford, Post 1 e-mail: Mike Chapman (R), Post 2 (Chair) e-mail:


United States Government:

City of Ball Ground

(770) 704-1500

(770) 735-2123

Mayor A. R. (Rick) Roberts III

City of Holly Springs Mayor Tim Downing

(770) 345-5536 61

The Now and the Not Yet

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iPad all the way. If you’re in the market to purchase one or the other (I’m looking at you college-student), pick the laptop.  Tablets definitely aren’t toys, but in this writer’s opinion, they aren’t replacing PCs just yet. John Barker is Chief Infrastructure Architect for Delphi Global Technology, 1558 Marietta Highway, Suite 200, Canton., (404) 380-1726. 

Not a lot of Bull

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cape’s true red color. The cape is only pleasing to the eyes of the spectator watching the brutal event. It makes you wonder why so many dog toys are red, like the Kong toy. Keep this in mind when picking out your next toy. Don’t waste your money on the colors they can’t see, yellow seems to be a safe bet.

Local Book Club . . .

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courage and love. Ann currently resides with her husband in Savannah, GA but enjoys frequent trips to the Canton area to visit her son, Dr. Scott Merritt, his wife Stephanie and most especially her grandchildren. To learn more about Ann Merritt, visit her website at I hope you other “book-clubbers” out there may take the same leap of faith that I did and invite authors to engage in a dialogue with your own clubs. It was a fun filled and insightful evening for all of us!

Disney in Hawaii

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spa just for teens. Painted Sky offers a lounge, yogurt bar, activities, evening programs, and of course massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, and even spa treatments for young men! Aulani is a resort that offers something for everyone. It is a wonderful escape to the heart of Hawaiian culture and tradition.

The Great Pumpkin

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Combine all the above-mentioned vitamins and minerals found naturally in pumpkins and you have an anti-aging miracle secret. These compounds build collagen — which you want — because a loss of collagen is what makes us look like wrinkled prunes. These compounds also increase hydration and promote healthy, radiant skin. Because pumpkin is truly such a superhero we are offering a variety of pumpkin services now through Thanksgiving, 62 AroundAbout East Canton | october 2011

including a pumpkin moisture massage, pumpkin scrubs, peels and antioxidant rich facials. Call for more information. In the meantime, stay well adjusted and save your pumpkin seeds, pulp and flesh for all those fall recipes. Yum!

Wedding Day

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I asked the bride later how she was able to stay so calm and looking at her groom she replied, “At the end of the day he is still mine.” If you ever wonder why a follower of Jesus can have so much hope in the midst of chaos it is because they have heard Jesus say, “He/she is mine.” “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exalt and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready” (Revelation 19:6,7).

It Doesn’t All Have to Bloom

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dianthus and native azaleas have more subtle scents that are briefly enjoyed when passing by. Movement adds a new dimension to a garden. Most of us enjoy the serenity of plants moving in a gentle breeze. Gaura and Japanese anemone have wispy stems and small flowers that gracefully bend. The draping branches of willows can add mystery and drama as if beckoning us to come explore. For years my daughter and I have hiked the mountains of North Georgia. She has always gasped at waterfalls and interesting trees. While hiking one day she suddenly exclaimed that it’s like we were in two worlds: the big one with the trees and all, and the small one on the ground (referring to the miniature landscape created by the mosses, ferns, pinecones and small flowers). Now, not only does she enjoy the waterfall we hiked two miles to see, but also the little stuff we pass along the way. Our gardens are the same. We have oohed and aahed over the flowers; now let’s check out the rest!

Ready for Winter?

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early models also used metal housings and fan blades that were not built out of corrosive resistant materials and they rusted out quickly. These units need to checked at the start of every season. A gas furnace that a builder installs in your home can give you 14 to 18 years of service if they are taken care of properly and serviced regularly. A furnace that a consumer purchases can last 20+ years and will provide safe efficient heat if properly maintained. Have your local heating and air contractor check for correct operation and your family should be warm and safe this winter. 63

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