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by Michelle Martin,

Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center (9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek) is expected to open it newly renovated Exotic Ectotherm Exhibit this month. The exhibit will feature 15 new habitats that will house up to 25 individual animals. The renovation and improvements to the exhibit were made possible through a grant from the Johns Creek Foundation. (678) 366-3511,

Hilton Garden Inn (11695 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek) recently added two electric vehicle Blink charging stations. The hotel is the first business in Johns Creek to install the stations. The stations were installed through a grant by ECOtality’s The EV Project, a project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The stations are initially providing free charging, but eventually will adopt a pay-as-you-go rate. (770) 476-1966

Registration for a plot at Newtown Park Community Garden is currently under way, through March 15. The garden, located on the north side of Newtown Park, features 40 raised beds that measure 4 feet by 8 feet by 12 inches high. Beds 36 inches high are available for older gardeners. Participants provide their own seeds or seedlings; Johns Creek provides water. Applicants must be members of the Johns Creek Garden Club, which costs $10 a year. Each raised bed costs $60 a year. Citizens 65 years or older can pay $25 a year. Anyone may apply for a garden plot; however, priority will be given to Johns Creek residents. Applications and rules are available on the Community Garden page at Osaka Steak and Sushi (3630 Peachtree Parkway, Johns Creek) held a ribbon cutting recently to celebrate the restaurant’s grand opening. The ceremony was hosted by the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce. Osaka Steak and Sushi offers traditional Japanese kitchen entrees and a wide variety of freshly prepared Sushi and Sashimi dishes. Lunch is served 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday, and noon-3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; dinner is served 3 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Sunday-Thursday, and 3 p.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday. (770) 232-5015, State Farm Insurance agent Carson Cowan recently opened a new Johns Creek office (6000 Medlock Bridge Parkway, Johns Creek). Before opening his own office, Cowan had worked with State Farm for seven years. State Farm provides insurance in the following areas: auto; home; business; workers compensation; general liability; property insurance; and a variety of employment practices liability and other specialty insurance products. Cowan has a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of North Florida and an associate’s degree in general insurance. (770) 864-5840,

Carson Cowan

T. Clothing (3719 Old Alabama Road, Suite 200G, Johns Creek) opened recently in Johns Creek. T. Clothing is a unique women’s boutique that carries top denim brands and exclusively carries top designers, including Alice & Olivia, Biya, Elizabeth & James, Giada Forte, Haute Hippie, Inhabit, Rag & Bone, Transit, Vince and many others. Hours of operation are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday. (770) 753-0646,,

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My North Fulton Monthly March 2013

03/13 North Fulton  

My North Fulton Monthly March 2013