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My Community Favorites Award Celebration Congratulations to all of the winners!

The Drake House Footprints: Leaving a Legacy

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ROSWELL Community — Home

by Cherryl Greenman,

The Alliance Française d’Atlanta recently opened its first satellite school in Roswell: Alliance Française d’Atlanta — Roswell, at 435 Jones Drive. Alliance Française d’Atlanta is an independent non-profit organization, founded in 1912, serving the Atlanta community as the premier provider of French language and culture, and celebrating its centennial this year. The mission of Alliance Française d’Atlanta is to encourage the study of French language and culture and to foster cultural, intellectual, and artistic exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local communities. Located near Canton Street, the satellite school is very close to the historic district of Roswell, a beautiful, accessible and cultural neighborhood. The Roswell satellite will offer children and adult classes, with different timelines than the main center in Midtown. (404) 875-1211, Left to right: Janet Russell; Obse Ababiya, Development director at Alliance Française d’Atlanta; Roswell Mayor Jere Wood; Helene Courault, Director of Alliance Française d’Atlanta, Betty Price, Roswell city council member; Daniel Wolff, President of Alliance Française; Ségolène de Marolles, Marketing and Communication Director at Alliance Française; Rich Dippolito, Roswell city council member; Kristy Winkler, Educational director at Alliance Française. (photo courtesy Imavio Studio)

Plum Café, 1055 Canton Street, Suite 110, recently held a Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening celebration with members of the city of Roswell, and Mayor Wood. Owners Monica and Brian O’Neill, will be occupying the location previously owned by Aunt Kimmy’s Creations. Plum Café will be serving lunch, gourmet coffee and sweets. Also homemade soups, salads and healthy sandwiches will be featured weekly. (770) 518-PLUM

Rising kindergarten and new students are invited to attend an informative, exciting and fun Orientation at River Eves Elementary, 9000 Eves Road, on Monday, May 7 from 4 — 5:30 p.m. Students and parents will benefit from the opportunity to meet key administration and teaching staff, tour the school, see a “real” kindergarten classroom, meet other elementary school students and perhaps top of the list — sit on a real school bus! “Orientation is a very exciting time for our rising kindergarten students and parents,” said Principal Neil Pinnock. “Our teachers and staff are also energized to meet our newest Eagles. This is a fun activity that also plays an important role in helping preschool students transition to kindergarten. We look forward to it every year.” Fulton County Schools Special Olympics program is running a capital campaign to raise money to pay for training and competitions held throughout the school year. The Fulton County Schools program has over 600 athletes with special needs who train for and compete in bowling; bocce; softball; volleyball; basketball; tennis and athletics. Special Olympians from Haynes Bridge; Holcomb Bridge; Hopewell Middle; Elkins Point; Independence High School; Roswell High School; Centennial High School; Alpharetta High School; Sweet Apple; Woodland Charter; New Prospect, Mimosa; Abbott’s Hill; Lake Windward Elementary and Alpharetta Elementary train for eight weeks prior to each competition. To make a donation or to purchase a t-shirt; hat or rubber bracelet, contact Maureen Wales at Join Dr. Yellin and his team on Tuesday, May 15 from 5:30 — 7:30 p.m. for an informal event — an “UpLIFTING” evening with wine, light bites and gift bags. Call to reserve your space for special incentives. (770) 425-7575

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COMMUNITY Martha Stewart Bulloch Chapter Present Scholarship

Each year the Martha Stewart Bulloch Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution recognizes an outstanding collegebound North Fulton high school senior through a scholarship that has been established in Left to right: Karen Braddy, scholarship memory of past Regent committee chair; Greg Prince, father; Marcheta Knight Weitz. Ryan Matthew Prince, award winner; Karen Prince, mother; Marguerite Dyal, The chapter presents grandmother and DAR Chapter member. a $1,000 scholarship to recognize an individual that exemplifies the characteristics of excellent academics, unquestioned patriotism, good citizenship and service to his or her community and family. This year’s recipient is Northview senior, Ryan Matthew Prince. Ryan tests at 99th percentile in his SATs, attained a perfect score on his ACT test, and ranks 6th out of 491 graduating seniors at Northview HS. He excels scholastically, is extremely active in athletics, as well as being committed to community projects.

Centennial Supports Breast Care Program

The Centennial High School Knights varsity basketball team and cheerleading squad recently presented Northside Hospital’s Breast Care Program with a check to help raise awareness of breast cancer. The money was raised Left to right: Michael Harries, during the school’s annual president, Centennial Tip-Off Club; breast cancer awareness Susan Casella, breast health campaign and Pink Out coordinator, Northside Hospital; basketball game. This is the Jose Balbona, NCCCP community third year that Centennial health advocate, Northside Hospital Oncology Support has supported breast cancer Services; and Dr. Steven Miletto, patients at Northside. “Our principal, Centennial High School. efforts to raise money for ‘the Cure,’ is our small way of showing our love, respect, and concern for all the Centennial High School teachers and women of the Centennial community that have survived breast cancer or who may be currently battling against this disease,” said Michael Harries, president, Centennial Tip-Off Club. 6

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2012 Washington Youth Tour Winners

Georgia EMC annually participates in the national Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to bring high school students to Washington, D.C. to learn about U.S. history and meet with state representatives and senators. Each year, 1,400 students from across the nation are chosen for the competitive program by their local electric cooperatives. As one of Georgia Sara Dada EMC’s 42 member cooperatives, Cobb EMC recently selected three winners to represent Cobb EMC and serve as state delegates on the 2012 Washington Youth Tour. First place winner Sara Dada, a junior at Wheeler High School and the daughter of Arshad and Sadiqua Dada of Roswell, received a $1,500 scholarship. Camille Fish, a home study student and the daughter of Paul and Victoria Fish of Kennesaw, received second place and a Dale Ernest scholarship worth $1,000. Dale Ernest, a junior at Lassiter High School and the son of Thom and Amy Ernest of Roswell, received third place and a $500 scholarship.

Bicycle Directional Signage

Roswell is pleased to announce a new pilot project to improve way finding for bicyclists. The Home Owners Association (HOA) of Barrington Farms asked the city to assist bicyclists who frequently became disoriented on their way to the Roswell/ Alpharetta Greenway entrance because of their complicated street network. Roswell Department of Transportation staff developed the idea and is in the process of replacing the old six-inch street name signs with new nine inch signs featuring a bicycle symbol and an arrow on a yellow background.

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Babies, Birthdays and Anniversaries

Sean Collins

Age 1 on May 30 What a wonderful year it has been, We love you peanut! Love Mommy & Daddy

Meaghan Buchtrup

Age 9 on April 22 Happy Birthday Meaghan! We love you very much! Love, Mommy, Daddy and Matthew

Sophia Bullis

Age 8 on May 12 Happy Birthday Sophia!

Connor Phillips

Age 8 on May 11 Happy Birthday Connor! We love you so much! Mom, Dad & Hailey

Megan Kennedy Morrison

Born March 27, 2012 We love you! Daddy, Mommy, Kayla, Jacob, Luke & Connor 8

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Carter Hake

Age 1 on April 7 We love you so much!! Love, Mommy, Daddy, CiCi, Papa & Aunt Deb

Hayden Crim

Age 1 on May 25 Happy 1st Birthday Haydan! We love you very much, Mommy, Daddy & Rylie

Jenna Jewel Forte

Age 6 on May 31 Happy Birthday, sweet girl! We love you with all our heart, Mommy, Daddy & Sissy

Rylie Crim

Age 5 on May 9 Happy 5th Birthday Rylie! We love you very much! Mommy, Daddy & Haydan

Jackie and Albert Cook

Happy 1st Birthday (May 2012) Love, Mom & Dad



Things to do in Roswell



Time: 9 a.m. — 2 p.m. Location: Roswell Church of Latter Day Saints, 500 Norcross Street

May 9 Time: 1 — 6 p.m. Location: High Meadows Elementary 1055 Willeo Road

May 10 Time: 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. Location: Prommis Solutions 1544 Old Alabama Road Information: 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

BAND MUSICIANS Time: Every Thursday 2:30 — 5 p.m. Location: Northbrook UMC 11225 Crabapple Road Information: Southern Winds Concert Band of Roswell is looking for musicians or former musicians. (770) 751-7210,

Through May 20 16th ANNUAL SHOWCASE HOME TOUR Information: Roswell Women’s Club will host its annual Showcase Home Tour of retired Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Mark Wohler’s “Home Plate” residence.

May 4, 5 ROSWELL RECREATION Performing Arts Recital Date/Times: May 4 May 5 Location:

7:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m., 12:30, 2:30, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m. Roswell Cultural Arts Center

May 5 3rd ANNUAL DRAKE WALK Time: 9:30 a.m. — 2 p.m. (rain or shine) Location: Starts at Roswell UMC Corner of Mimosa Blvd & Magnolia Street, Roswell

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Cost: Individual: $15, Family: $30, Group of 10: $10 Information:

ANNUAL DOWN HOME DERBY Time: Doors open at 5 p.m. Run for the Roses post time at 6:04 p.m. Location: In Your Dreams Farm 17875 Birmingham Hwy, Alpharetta Information: The Annual Down Home Derby benefits the Child Development Association (CDA).

SONG OF ATLANTA Time: 3 & 7:30 p.m. Location: St. David’s Episcopal Church Jeffords Hall 1015 Old Roswell Road Information: Performance by Barbershop Harmony Society’s 4th Place International Medalist quartet A Mighty Wind with silent auction. (770) 509-0322,

RIVERSIDE SOUNDS Time: 7 p.m. Location: Riverside Park Information: Free concert series featuring Little Tybee Band.

ROSWELL RECREATION DEPT Indoor Yard Sale/Craft Fair Time: 9 a.m. — 4 p.m. Location: East Roswell Recreation Center

May 6 2nd Annual Goin’ to the Dogs Time: 2 — 6 p.m. Location: K-9 Planet, 42 Oak Street Information: Benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

ATLANTA WIND SYMPHONY Time: 3 p.m. Location: Roswell Cultural Arts Center Information:

May 11–13 ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Time: May 11, 12, 6 p.m. May 13, 3 p.m. Location: The Atlanta Academy 2000 Holcomb Woods Pkwy, Roswell Information:

May 12 MILITARY ACADEMY DAY Time: 10 — 11:30 a.m. (open: 9 a.m.) Location: Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Marietta Information: Representatives from all five academies will be in attendance, open to students in grades 8 — 12.

OFF BROADWAY DANCE RECITAL Time: 10:30 a.m., 2 & 7:30 p.m. Location: Roswell Cultural Arts Center Information:

SUNSET ADULT CANOE/KAYAK Time: 6 — 8:30 p.m. Location: Chattahoochee River Information: (770) 641-3705

May 13 MOTHER’S DAY OPEN HOUSE Time: 1 — 3 p.m. Location: Barrington Hall Bulloch Hall Smith Plantation Information: Free, food donations will be accepted at each house for the North Fulton Food Bank.

May 14, 15, 17 FLEETWOOD DANCE CENTER Time: 7 p.m. Location: Roswell Cultural Arts Center Information:

May 17 ALIVE AFTER 5 Time: Location:

5 — 9 p.m. Canton Street


May 17, 22 WEIGHT LOSS SEMINAR Time: 7 — 8 p.m. Location: Georgia Hypnotherapy Associates 6478 Putnam Ford Drive, Woodstock Information: (678) 938-7274, Georgia,

Time: 11 a.m. — 3 p.m. Location: Bill Johnson Community Activity Bldg., 10495 Woodstock Road

May 19, 26 RIVERSIDE FARMER’S MARKET Time: Location:

8 a.m. – noon Roswell City Hall Parking Lot

May 17, 18, 19, 20 TOLBERT YILMAZ SCHOOL OF DANCE Spring Concert


Time: Location: Information:

Time: Registration 11 a.m. Location: Trophy Club of Atlanta 15135 Hopewell Road Cost: Single player fee $150 Information: Proceeds from the Children’s Classic will provide a $2,000 scholarship for a deserving high school senior., (770) 649-7117

May 17 at 7 p.m. May 18 at 7:30 p.m. May 19 at 10 a.m., 1, 4, & 7 p.m. May 20 at 1 & 4 p.m. Roswell Cultural Arts Center

May 18 ROSWELL RECREATION BINGO Time: 7 — 9 p.m. Location: East Roswell Recreation Center

May 19 AMERICAN HERITAGE SOCIETY OF GA Celebrating Our Military Heritage Series Time: 7 p.m. Location: Historic Old Milton High School (Milton Center) 86 School Drive, Alpharetta Cost: Free Information: Meet and greet Our Veterans of All Wars.

Contest Corner

May 25 JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE Time: 8 p.m. Location: Roswell Cultural Arts Center Information: Americana troubadour Justin Townes Earle takes stage with special opening act, Joe McGuinness.

Location: Adult Recreation Center 830 Grimes Bridge Road Information: (770) 641-3950

May 26 MOVIES AT RIVERSIDE PARK Time: Movie begins at dark Location: Riverside Park 575 Riverside Road Information: Free movie featuring “We Bought a Zoo,” bring lawn chairs and blankets. Concessions may be purchased

ROSWELL MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION Time: 11 a.m. Location: Roswell City Hall Faces of War Memorial, 38 Hill Street Information: Atlanta Wind Symphony Armed Forces Tribute, 21 — Gun Salute, Banks & Shane, and much more.

TRUNK TREASURES Rummage Sale Time: 9 a.m. — 6 p.m. Location: Adult Recreation Center 830 Grimes Bridge Road


May 25, 26 ROSWELL GARDEN CLUB EXHIBITION Friends, Fun, & Flowers

Time: 10 a.m., 12:30 & 3 p.m. Location: Roswell Cultural Arts Center Information:

Date/Time: May 25 2 — 4 p.m. May 26 9 a.m. — 6 p.m.


Find the hidden picture

Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Roswell Cultural Arts Center Information:

Mary Heydon was our winner for April’s contest corner. She will receive a gift certificate to Schakolad Chocolate Factory. Congratulations! If you find the hidden picture, be the first to email: *Only emailed answers will be accepted. Contest participants are able to win one time per calendar year


SCHOOL CTSO Enjoys Special Guest

Former Governor Roy E. Barnes recently visited Centennial High School to offer the keynote address for the Career Technology Students Organization (CTSO) meeting. Centennial High School’s CTSO consist of several student organizations such as Skills USA, Technology Student Association, Health Occupations Student Organization, and the Future Business Leaders of America.

Former Governor Roy E. Barnes, principal Dr. Steve Miletto, Matthew Wakefield, Diego Carvallo, Sarah Lee, and Steven Boyd

Creek View Makes Change to Beat Cancer

Students at Creek View Elementary proudly participated in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients program, to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Students at Creek View raised $3,878.42 to help LLS advance its mission to find cures. Front row (left to right): Joshua Crawford, Croix Bethune, Jordan Cooper, and Drew Longo. Second row: Emily Milian from Pennies for Patients, Hannah Fralick Cali Murray, Sami Cohen, and Andrea Ardid-Parry.

River Eves Participates in Clean Commute Week

Students, teachers and administrators from River Eves Elementary donned their coats and hats and formed a “walking school bus” in support of Clean Commute Week. The local elementary school also partnered with The Clean Air Campaign to host BAIR, the Clean Air Bear, who joined schools throughout the Metro Atlanta

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area in support of clean commutes. Several hundred students participated by walking or riding bikes to school, and many more rode the bus instead of being driven to school by parents.

Village Montessori Helps Fight Cancer

Students at Village Montessori School in Roswell recently participated in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients program, which raises money to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. The student-initiated project raised $1,077.03. Elementary students Catherine Left to right: Alex Goeke, Friedline, Alex Goeke, Maggie Graceyn Powell, Maggie Lock and Catherine Friedline. Lock, and Graceyn Powell (photo courtesy Nancy Ewalt) organized and executed the three week campaign strategy that included soliciting corporate donations. Ignition, an Atlanta-based experiential marketing agency, and its employees were prompted to contribute after seeing the initiative shown by the students. Students also raised funds by collecting spare change during school carpools and through collection stations and presentations in each classroom.

Consulate General of Japan Visits Elkins Pointe

Elkins Pointe was honored to host Consul Hanatani from the Consulate General of Japan and school board member Linda Schultz for a cherry tree dedication ceremony. Elkins Pointe was one of the recipients of the cherry blossom trees in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the original gift of cherry blossom trees from the people of Japan to the people of the United States. These trees, which were planted in 1912 in the Tidal Basin along the Potomac River in Washington, DC, have become a symbol of the warm relationship between Japan and the U.S. for the past century.

The Dream Art Contest Recognition

Sweet Apple Elementary student, Blaney Hudson, was recently honored at the Dream Contest reception in Atlanta. Miss Hudson was a finalist in The Dream Art

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Private Schools The Atlanta Academy

High Meadows School

Blessed Trinity Catholic High School

King’s Ridge Christian School

Cottage School

Mill Springs Academy

Chrysalis Experiential Academy

Porter School

Eaton Academy

Queen of Angels Catholic School

Fellowship Christian Academy

Swift School

Fellowship Christian High School

Village Montessori School

(678) 461-6102, (678) 277-9083,

(770) 641-8688, (770) 649-7077, (770) 645-2673, (770) 992-4975, (770) 993-1650,

(770) 993-2940, (770) 754-5738, (770) 360-1336, (770) 594-1313, (770) 518-1804, ext. 104, (678) 205-4988, (770) 552-0834,

Public Schools Fulton County School District: | (404) 768-3600 Elementary Schools Esther Jackson Elementary 1400 Martin Road Roswell, GA 30076 (770) 594-5290 Principal: Constance Coles

Fulton Sunshine Academy Elementary (Charter School) 1335 Northmeadow Parkway Roswell, GA 30076 (770) 410-1500 Principal: Murat Cetin

Hembree Springs Elementary 815 Hembree Road Roswell, GA 30076 (770) 667-2902 Principal: Kalpana Raju

Hillside Elementary

9250 Scott Road Roswell, GA 30076 (770) 552-6362 Principal: John Anderson (Interim)

Mimosa Elementary 1550 Warsaw Road Roswell, GA 30076 (770) 552-4540 Principal: Lynn Johnson

Mountain Park Elementary 11895 Mountain Park Road Roswell, GA 30075 (770) 552-4530 Principal: Stacy Perlman

Elkins Pointe Middle

11290 Elkins Road Roswell, GA 30075 (770) 667-2892 Principal: Melinda Springman

Northwestern Middle

12805 Birmingham Highway Milton, GA 30004 (770) 667-2870 Principal: Jasmine Kullar

River Eves Elementary 9000 Eves Road Roswell, GA 30076 (770) 552-4550 Principal: Neil Pinnock

High Schools

Roswell North Elementary

Milton High

10525 Woodstock Road Roswell, GA 30075 (770) 552-6320 Principal: Kindra Smith

13025 Birmingham Highway Alpharetta, GA 30004 (770) 740-7000 Principal: Cliff Jones

Sweet Apple Elementary

Roswell High

12025 Etris Road Roswell, GA 30075 (770) 643-3310 Principal: Natalie Richman

11595 King Road Roswell, GA 30075 (770) 552-4500 Principal: Jerome Huff

Middle Schools

Other Centers

Crabapple Middle

Crossroads/Second Chance North

10700 Crabapple Road Roswell, GA 30075 (770) 552-4520 Principal: Nathan Buhl

2011 — 2012 Calendar at a Glance

791 Mimosa Boulevard Roswell, GA 30075 (770) 552-6334 Principal: Dennis Kostulakos (interim)

Local Colleges & Universities Georgia Perimeter College

May 18

Last Day of School

August 13

First Day of School

(404) 413-7878

The Art Institute of Atlanta (770) 394-8300

Cafeteria account information: Parent Connect:

Strayer University

North Fulton Center of Reinhardt University (770) 720-9191

University of Phoenix Atlanta Campus (678) 731-0555

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Contest: Visions of the Civil Rights Movement and America Today. The aim of the contest was to foster an appreciation for the relevance of history and to demonstrate the vital importance of the arts in education and in daily life. Representative John Lewis attended as the keynote speaker. Blaney’s artwork was featured in Gallery 100 at the Woodruff Arts Center. Over 854 schools participated with the finalists attending the ceremony hosted by Donna Lowry, Kids & Schools Reporter, WXIA-TV. Art Teacher Drew Brown, Blaney Hudson, and U.S. Representative John Lewis

Holcomb Bridge Takes Top Honors

The Model United Nations team from Holcomb Bridge Middle School, made up of 34 seventh and eighth-graders, attended the 1st Annual Global Classrooms – Ron Clark Academy Model United Nations Conference at Georgia Tech Research Institute in Atlanta in March. The team walked away with 11 top honors for their efforts. Holcomb Bridge was proud to represent Fulton County Schools with excellence. Now they are off to New York for the International Model United Nations Conference for the 6th year.

1st Annual MLK, Jr., Humanitarian Award

Left to right: Mimi Gamel and Rachel Zeigler

Crabapple Middle School announced the winners of the 1st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award. The student winner was Rachel Zeigler, an 8th grader. Her nomination described how she led a food drive effort for North Fulton Charities, served as a volunteer for Foster Care Network, and volunteered with the Save the Horse Foundation, Star House, The Drake House, Keep Roswell Beautiful, and Mutt Madness. She also serves as a member of the National Charity League

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SCHOOL and as President of the Junior Beta Club at Crabapple Middle School. The staff winner was Mimi Gamel, Graduation Coach. When receiving the award, Mimi graciously acknowledged the students who participate in some of the activities she facilitates at Crabapple.

Dr. Suess’ Birthday Celebration

On a bus, in a car, it doesn’t matter where you were. Swift School celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday with plenty of reading education activities. Swift School students spent extra time reading some of the world’s most popular story rhymes including “The Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham.” Classrooms wore festive attire and “Thing One and Two” caused a ruckus throughout the Swift campus. 15

SPORTS Hillside’s 5K Husky Dash is a Success!

Hillside Elementary celebrated its 10 year anniversary this year. To celebrate a decade of educational excellence, Hillside held its first annual Husky Dash 5K in March. Despite a night of intense rainstorms and a menacing, rainy sky the following morning, the Husky Dash was a huge success! There were about 300 runners from the community that braved the weather in the inaugural Husky Dash. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Husky Dash was used to upgrade and improve technology at Hillside.

Select Mid-Season Baseball Tournament

The Second Annual North Fulton Select Mid-Season Baseball Tournament recently took place with 16 teams from the Roswell and Alpharetta Youth Baseball programs. The teams participated in a double elimination tournament at Roswell’s Hembree Park and Alpharetta’s Wills Park. The tournament championship games took place at Hembree Park with the 9/10 year-old Roswell White Sox winning the Championship over the Alpharetta Yankees, and in the 11/12 age group, the Roswell Phillies won the Championship over the Alpharetta Cardinals. For more information on Roswell’s youth baseball programs, visit Roswell White Sox Team: Front row (left to right): Drew Stowers, Brady DeCan, Davis Jobe, Justin Zimmer, and Joseph Zimmer. Middle row: P.J. White, Jack Ward, Adam Zletany, Bryce Paul, and Matthew Pair. Back row coaches: Robby Paul, Bob DeCan, Rob Stowers, and Trip Jobe. (Not pictured Jack Crump) Roswell’s 11 – 12 Phillies Team: Front row (left to right): Jackson Hensley, Matthew Huelsman, Aaron Wright, Adam Chambers, and Jamel Streater. Second row: Steven Hecht, Ryan Pike, Thomas Smith, Foster Wells, and Elijah Franklin Back row: Coach Chris Pike, Coach Kurt Huelsman. (Not pictured Noah Terpstra, and Coach Shawn Wright) 16 My Roswell | may 2012

Roswell Rugby Team

A rugby team has become a big part of Roswell High School thanks to Max Pierce who wanted to visualize a time at the school. The Roswell team is coached by Roswell resident John Green and they practice at the Roswell Recreation Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Roswell principal Jerome Huff is one of the team’s biggest fans. The team recently beat the Augusta Rugby Team 47 – 10!

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My Community Monthly magazines recently celebrated the winners of the My Community Favorites Awards. My Roswell Monthly and My Alpharetta Monthly winners, friends and family enjoyed an evening at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta. State Senator John Albers and Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle were among the honored guests in attendance. The event was held to honor the accomplishments and successes of these local businesses. Congratulations to all of our winners!

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Under the


by State Senator John Albers

The “Not so Hot” GA-400 Toll Lane Idea There is only one roadway in the entire state that features a fixed-rate toll – GA-400. This 24-mile stretch of interstate, which connects North Georgia to metro Atlanta, was funded entirely through a combination of toll revenues and state and federal bonds. In 1991, the State Roadway Tolling Authority (SRTA) Board approved the sale of $96.1 million in bonds to build GA-400. Despite the fact that these bonds were paid off last summer, SRTA decided to extend toll collections for another decade, causing motorists to foot the bill for additional infrastructure projects. The ongoing debacle of the toll road was further exasperated when the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) initiated a feasibility study, which is estimated to cost taxpayers roughly $2.8 million. This study was designed specifically to determine whether the public is receptive to the idea of incorporating additional managed toll lanes. With the recent implementation of HOT lanes along the I-85 corridor, motorists are still unsure about the significant cost incurred from using these lanes, which has skyrocketed to upwards of $4 during peak traffic hours. If these high occupancy lanes were put into place on GA-400, commuters would still have to pay a fee to fund the expansion, plus an additional fee on top of it to use the road. The I-85 HOT lanes have already cost a lot of money to convert, this would be even more of a blow to taxpayers. Can we really afford to spend more money on infrastructure that hasn’t been proven successful on other roadways around the state? The I-85 HOT lanes cost taxpayers nearly $60 million to build – just to convert a lane within the pre-existing infrastructure. The Georgia Department of Transportation’s proposals for GA400 include the addition of an entirely new lane, which would ultimately be much more expensive than converting a lane. This is unacceptable during a time when unemployment is still high and Georgians are looking for ways to cut spending. 20 My Roswell | may 2012

With gas at an all-time high heading into the summer months, the last thing Georgia taxpayers need is to be saddled with an additional tax increase. As part of the recent feasibility study, state transportation officials are currently holding public hearings throughout the GA-400 corridor to discuss the possible creation of electronically-tolled express lanes. Although I’m pleased to hear that state transportation officials are seeking input from North Georgia commuters, I believe we are leaving out one of the major cities along this busy corridor – Alpharetta. With five exits along GA-400, the city of Alpharetta should be directly involved in determining the fate of future toll projects. GDOT notes in its presentation for the upcoming open houses that if the study does move forward into development of a proposed project, there currently is no funding identified for right-of-way acquisition and construction. Even with the tolling component, there may be insufficient funding to build any improvements. We all agree additional capacity is needed on GA-400, but not at the expense of those living within the GA-400 corridor. Where is the mandatory toll for I-75, I-20, I-85 or GA-316? Why do our communities have to pay for their road and nobody else in the state? The extension of the toll in 2010 was an unconscionable breach of public trust which is paramount in these discussions. The extension occurred months before I took office in 2010 and I was disappointed that I was unable to stop it sooner. The answer is simple – remove the GA-400 toll, then we can have a good discussion about adding capacity and options for funding our transportation needs all over Georgia. Sen. John Albers represents the 56th Senate District, which includes portions of North Fulton County. He may be reached at his office at (404) 463-8055 or by email at 21


Leaving a Legacy


magine being homeless. Now, imagine being a single mother with children and being homeless. Unable to provide for their basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter; feeling desperate, fearful, hopeless, where can you turn? Nestled in the heart of North Fulton is an amazing place that offers hope and guidance to women and children facing this seemingly hopeless situation. The Drake House provides emergency housing to homeless families headed by single mothers in the North Fulton community. The Drake House was the dream of a leadership class from the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce. Through the hard work and determination of the members of this class, their families and many willing community businesses, the dream of helping mothers and children became a reality. Christy Merritt, Director of Programs for The Drake House, shared, “We were started in the business community as opposed to the faith based community. But we are based on faith.” Renovations began in January 2006, taking an old apartment building and creating a place for help and hope. In June 2006, the doors of The Drake House opened. With 15 apartments available for families, as of April 2012, The Drake House has assisted 224 families, 411 kids to build better lives.

Leading these families toward a brighter future, The Drake House provides much more than just a roof overhead. Each mother attends life skills classes held weekly to address the areas of personal finance, parenting, organizational skills, and health and wellness. They are taught relationship skills and how to set healthy boundaries. 22 My Roswell | may 2012

Bridging Hope and Opportunity

One of the main goals while living at The Drake House is to secure gainful employment. The families’ needs are completely met during their stay — water, electricity, food, rent — allowing the mothers to save every penny they are earning and establish a nest egg and plan for their future. The average length of stay is four months, with six months being the maximum time. Amazingly, The Drake House has a 75 percent success rate. “We’re not here to solve all of their problems,” shared Christy. But given this opportunity to learn and grow and develop new life skills and establish financial goals, the skills are taught and the foundation is set for a changed future. The Drake House was named after Mary Drake, one of the first social service providers in the area and loyal volunteer at North Fulton Charities. “I called her the Mother Teresa of Roswell,” Christy said. Mary always talked about a place to serve this particular need in the community. “She passed away just before we opened, but she was at the ground breaking,” noted Christy. One of The Drake House annual fundraisers is named after Mary, ‘Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’. (see sidebar) The Drake House partners with many churches and businesses in the area to provide for these women and children. One opportunity to get involved is the ‘Neighbor to Neighbor’ program. This volunteer group takes “ownership” of one apartment: financial donation, painting, furnishing, providing a “homey feel,” assisting with move-ins and move outs. With this program, the group is acknowledged with a plaque with their name on it at the doorway of the sponsored residence. ‘Advocates’ are also paramount to the program, offering support, encouragement and friendship as these women transition to a better path of life. Cleaning and paper products are always a need for the food pantry, as well as volunteers to organize the items. Please visit the website to learn of the many ways to support The Drake House.

HOW CAN I HELP? 3rd Annual Drake Walk May 5, 2012 9:30 a.m. — 2:30 p.m. Historic Downtown Roswell

8th Annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ August 26, 2012 2 — 4 p.m. Roswell Square

The Drake Closet — Women’s Resale Boutique 825 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell Opened in October, 2011 Donations are needed — new and used women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. And always in need of shoppers and volunteers! Residents of The Drake House are given clothing from The Drake Closet while seeking employment. Please visit the website for up-to-date volunteer opportunities.


Full-Service Home Remodeling Well designed, within budget, clean construction site, fine craftsmanship and quality materials are things not normally associated with home remodeling. Attention to Detail Home Remodeling, headquartered locally in Roswell, is exactly those things and much more. David Sturm, owner and founder, sought out a business model where he could give homeowners just what they wanted and needed in home design and renovation. Sturm refers to the company as a “design-build” firm, where the practice of “concept-to-completion” — used on all projects, has driven this family business’ success. In the new economy, families are choosing to stay in their homes and look to upgrade their current living conditions via cost-effective remodeling. They are making more room for guests, gatherings, or more quality time spent at home. More Roswell neighbors are trusting Attention to Detail for guidance through all the necessary steps, making their house a home to be confidently enjoyed for many years to come. “Remodeling is not just one of a variety of services we offer on a menu of options; it’s all we do. It’s our specialty.” For three years Angie’s List members have awarded Attention to Detail Home Remodeling top honors in their field.

are all carefully considered when planning, shopping and building the new space. Once the homeowner has selected their final design, Sturm says Attention to Detail prepares a “scope of work” and budget that covers all costs, milestone dates including delivery of materials, and required payments. Every home renovation project has a dedicated project manager to oversee the workers and vendors on a daily basis. “We’ve honed this process down to the last detail,” he says, adding that the homeowners’ production contract has a price guarantee to stay within budget for the entire length of the project. Because such attention is paid to planning out every detail up front, our clients know they can trust us.”

Kitchens — A place where the family gathers and memories are made.

Bathrooms — An oasis to escape to, where the tensions of the day can be washed away. Entering a well-designed and expertly built bath can make all the difference after a hard day. Imagine handmade glass tiles, sleek fixtures, and a color palette that all speak peace, tranquility and luxury. Attention to Detail’s Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler can assist you in designing and rendering a 3-D layout of your new escape. With an approach of concept-to-completion, the homeowners’ needs, budget and ideas 24 My Roswell | may 2012

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Food and its preparation are an integral part of our daily lives. Sturm understands this more than most, given his earlier background as a professional chef. He brings to the table a respect for the culinary arts and a desire for expertly designed kitchens in form and function. Attention to Detail can design and build the kitchen that will work for everyone from gourmet chefs to microwave gurus. Sturm states that he often celebrates the completion of a newly remodeled kitchen by cooking a special meal for the homeowners, demonstrating the new appliances and how the features can be fully maximized. Any home remodeling project is an interruption to Photos courtesy of

Attention To Detail’s A+ Attributes • Specializes in kitchen, bath, and basement remodels • Awarded Angie’s List “Super Service Award” for three years • Written 5-year warranty / 10-year no-leak shower warranty • Staff includes Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler, Certified Kitchen Designer and Certified Interior Designer • Experience in design accommodations to ADA standards for handicapped and visually impaired • State licensed and insured • Strict clean-up and dust-protection procedures • Recycles all possible construction materials and debris at no cost to homeowners

the daily flow of life and Attention to Detail strives to keep things functional and comfortable while a renovation is underway. A “temporary kitchen” can be set up by relocating appliances to another space in the house.

Decks & Outdoor Kitchens — Nature blooms and the call to the outdoors beckons. Cook-outs, snuggling with your favorite novel, bird watching, mimosas and fresh fruit with your friends. Whatever activities bring you out into the yard, your time will be comfortably spent at a considerately designed and soundly built deck or outdoor kitchen. Attention to Detail Home Remodeling has strict safety guidelines and a certified design team that uses green practices, recycling all possible construction materials and debris at no additional costs. Certified, cautious and trusted craftsmen and laborers on the work site – experts in their industry – make all the difference in quality workmanship.

Additions — There is always a need for more space in your home. Love to entertain? Master suite getting a little too cozy? Kids getting older and you want your living room back? The basement can be transformed into diversely useful square footage for children that moved back in after college or for those hobbies you are finally getting to. Regardless of the space, with Attention to Detail, interiors are carefully prepared with dust protecting barriers and negative air scrubbers to ensure that your family, pets, possessions and valuables are safe from start to finish, without the usual construction dust. A strict guideline for daily cleanup and secure storage of tools is followed by all staff on site to maintain safety and order.

In the fifteen years serving the Greater Atlanta area, repeat clients say the team at Attention to Detail understands that the home is an environment and not a construction site.

“Our clients ask us back into their homes again and again. Our difference is in our name,” Sturm says, “so many homeowners don’t know where to begin. All they have to do is call us and we’ll take care of all of the details.” Call or visit for information on services, a photo gallery of recent projects, customer reviews and more.

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IS YOUR CAR Ready to Trade-In or Sell? How long have you had your car? As the economy starts to turn upwards (like your odometer) many people are now thinking about trading in their current car, and purchasing a new one. In order to maximize the tradein value of your automobile, there are several cosmetic repairs that will make a difference. According to a 2011 February article, keep the negotiations of a new car purchase and your trade-in separate. This will benefit you the most. The article stated that a used car’s profit margin, though based on a lower selling price, is much greater than that of a new car. So, don’t underestimate your car’s value to a dealer. One way to get considerable benefit is to shop your car to used car dealers. I know that time is money, and driving all over town is a hassle, but it could be worth it. For example, if you have a Volkswagen Passat and you’re considering buying a Nissan Altima, try selling the Passat to a Volkswagen dealer yourself. In most cases, a used Volkswagen is worth more to a VW dealer than a Nissan dealer. Whether you’re working with one dealer or two, remember that combining the trade-in and new car purchase is what you’re

trying to avoid, maximizing the selling and buying price points. How can you increase your value? Take the time to understand the damage currently on your car. Do you have dents or dings? Is there damage to your bumper or your alloy wheels? Do you need paint touchup for scratches? Repairing this damage adds considerable value to your vehicle. If you have dents and dings, trained technicians can remove them using a paintless dent repair process. That’s right, no paint needed! If your Alloy Wheel Tires have rubbed a few curbs and need to be cleaned up, that is a good investment too. Also, inspect the inside of your car. Do you have rips in your leather? Does your car have stains or smells? Repair your leather and vinyl by trained representatives so that the rips and tears are magically gone. Taking some cosmetic steps before you visit the dealerships with your car will maximize your trade-in value. It will look so good you may reconsider turning it in! Of course, if you are just passing your car down to your 16-year-old child, I recommend waiting a few months to get the dents and dings removed! Look for a one-stop shop that can get the job done quickly and at an affordable price. You want to make your car look and feel new again before selling it to help increase its value. Suzanne Taylor, Marketing Manager Atlanta Dent Company, (770) 594-6376

Atlanta Dent Company congratulates its sister company, Interior Magic, for winning the 2012 Franchise of the Year award. The company has 40 franchises in 18 states. For quality leather and fabric repairs or dyeing, alloy wheel repair, headlight restoration, stain removal, and other automotive interior restoration, contact them at (770) 594-6376 or visit their shop at 993 Mansell Road across from the Walmart for a FREE estimate. 26 My Roswell | may 2012

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Submitted by Neha Balachandran, Age 12 Giggles, smiles, and pure joy. This is what my amazing mom brings to me and my family. I am sure that my mom is the best in the world, let alone Alpharetta! The best thing about my mom is that even if she is sick, she goes out of her way to do everything for us. We do a lot of things together. We love to watch our favorite detective shows together while eating a snack. The most important thing she has taught me is to be myself. “No matter what anyone thinks,” she says, “You are perfect to me.”

Jill Baker Submitted by Olivia Baker, Age 13 The best thing about my mom is her personality. She has a totally goofy side to her, but she gives the best advice when I’m going through a tough time. My mom and I blast music in the car and dance like idiots. My mom and I like to have long conversations about random things. We love to laugh until we cry. My mom has taught me to be true to myself and to hold my head high. She teaches me to find the best in everyone, and to look for inside beauty. I love my crazy, loveable, caring mom.

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Catherine Johnston Submitted by Natalie Reagan Johnston, Age 7 My mom is the best mom in the world because she helps me with my homework. Me and my mom like to play games. We play games like tic-tac-toe and Candyland. When I wanted to learn how to roller skate, my mom helped me roller skate. My mom is the best! Submitted by McKenna Nicole Johnston, Age 10 My mom is the most outstanding mom in the world! She is always teaching me a lesson. One time I came home late from a friends. My mom didn’t get mad at me she just punished me so I wouldn’t do it again. My mom is always making sure we can shop together. My mom and I love to go shopping. She buys me things I want just to make me feel special, but that’s not the greatest thing about her. My mom is always loving. Even when we disagree, she will always love me. My mom is the greatest mom ever.

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Sports Eye Trauma And How to Prevent Them by Edward J. Furey, OD PC If your eye is injured, don’t try to judge the severity of the injury. Seek the opinion of an eye doctor to lessen the risk of hurting your vision. Most parents wouldn’t think that an innocent game of softball could lead their child Dr. Edward J. Furey specializes in primary eye care, glaucoma, low vision, to the emergency room, but geriatrics and is the Center Director sports and recreational activities of Furey Family Eye Care. Located at cause more than 40,000 eye 250 East Crossville Road, Roswell., injuries each year, according (770) 993-5592 to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In fact, baseball is the main cause of sports-related injuries in 5 to 14 year-olds. Children often lack depth perception and sometimes misjudge the speed or distance of a flying ball, a mistake that could cause a ball to hit the face. However, according to Prevent Blindness America, 90% of sports-related eye injuries

can be prevented by using proper protective eyewear. Types of Injuries The most common types of eye trauma that can result from sports injuries are blunt injuries, corneal abrasions and penetrating injuries. Blunt Injuries Blunt injuries occur when the eye is suddenly compressed by impact from an object. Blunt injuries, often caused by tennis balls, racquets, fists or elbows, sometimes cause a black eye or hyphema (bleeding in the front of the eye). More serious blunt injuries often cause broken bones around the eye, and may sometimes seriously damage important eye structures, which could lead to vision loss. Corneal Abrasions Corneal abrasions are painful scrapes on the outside of the eye, or the cornea. Most corneal abrasions eventually heal on their own, but your doctor may prescribe medication to help control the pain. The most common cause of a sports related corneal abrasion is a finger in the eye, a common event during basketball games. Penetrating Injuries Penetrating injuries are caused by a foreign object piercing the eye. Penetrating injuries are very serious, often resulting in severe damage to the eye. These injuries often occur when shattered glass from broken eyeglasses enters the eye. Penetrating injuries must be treated quickly in order to preserve vision. Protective Eyewear Sadly, many people believe that wearing regular eyeglasses during sports will protect the eyes. The truth is, however, just the opposite. The lenses of regular eyeglasses can shatter upon impact by a ball, which could lead to a penetrating injury. All sports goggles and glasses should be made with polycarbonate lenses. Polycarbonate lenses are much stronger than regular lenses. Each sport has a certain type of recommended protective eyewear, determined by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). High-risk sports that require protective eyewear include basketball, baseball, hockey, football, lacrosse, fencing, paintball, water polo, racquetball, soccer and downhill skiing. What Parents Need to Know Parents must be proactive in protecting their children’s eyes during sports activities. Many youth and children’s teams don’t require eye protection, so parents must insist that their children wear safety glasses or goggles whenever they play. Also, parents must remember to set a good example by wearing eye protection themselves. Source: University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Eye Injuries. 28 Aug 2007.

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THE NEW WOW IS NOW... No Kidding!

by Seth A. Yellin, MD, FACS Every now and again, a technology is introduced into the field of aesthetic medicine that proves to be a game changer. Something that fundamentally alters the way we can treat patients. Ultherapy® is just such a Dr. Seth A. Yellin is the founder and technology. Ultherapy® director of Marietta Facial Plastic provides a way of both Surgery & Aesthetics Center located at visualizing the layers beneath 111 Marble Mill Road, NW, Marietta., our skin and non-invasively (770) 425-7575 delivering, and here is the critical point, focused, high intensity ultrasound energy, which generates heat leading to both tissue tightening and collagen stimulation. Ultherapy® allows the provider to target multiple levels in the face by choosing different “lenses” that focus the energy to different depths. Therefore, we can tighten and lift the deeper facial layer in the cheek that we routinely

tighten with a facelift while also tightening the skin itself, which of course is also lifted with a facelift. Finally, we can target the energy within the skin to help soften unwanted lines and wrinkles such as those under the eyes or around the mouth. Ultherapy® can even provide a non-surgical brow lift in the properly selected patient! The procedure takes about 1 — 2 hours to perform. You can also choose to limit the treatment and target a particular facial area of concern. Depending on the individual’s facial sensitivity, the treatment may feel like a tingling light massage to a hot rubber band snap. To keep our patients comfortable, we often pretreat our patients with a high dose of ibuprofen before the procedure and use local anesthesia and a special distraction device during the therapy when treating a sensitive area of the face. Ultherapy® is FDA-approved as a one-time treatment for skin lifting and in my opinion, is the first device that provides meaningful non-surgical facial rejuvenation by tightening the facial tissues at multiple depths. The results are immediate though the effects continue to improve for several months after the treatment and are expected to last about 3 — 4 years. To achieve additional benefit, a small number of patients choose to have a second treatment about three months after the initial continued on page 46 31

Definition, Causes and Symptoms

Of Chronic Kidney Disease Part I

by Karen Phillip Healthy kidneys function to remove extra water and wastes, help control blood pressure, keep body chemicals in balance, keep bones strong, tell your body to make red blood cells and help children grow normally. Karen Phillip is the Facility Administrator for DaVita in Roswell. She can be Chronic kidney disease reached at 770-569-2888 or visit (CKD) occurs when kidneys for more information. are no longer able to clean toxins and waste product from the blood and perform their functions to full capacity. This can happen all of a sudden or over time. What is Acute Renal Failure? “Renal” means related to the kidneys. “Acute” means sudden. So acute renal failure means the kidneys have failed suddenly, often due to a toxin (a drug allergy or poison) or severe blood loss or trauma. Dialysis is used to clean the blood and give the kidneys a rest. If the cause is treated, the kidneys may be able to recover some or all of their function. What Causes Kidney Disease? Diabetes is the number one cause of kidney disease, responsible for about 40 percent of all kidney failure. High blood pressure is the second cause, responsible for about 25 percent. Another form of kidney disease is glomerulonephritis, a general term for many types of kidney inflammation. Genetic diseases, autoimmune diseases, birth defects and other problems can also cause kidney disease. I have Diabetes. Will my Kidneys Fail? Diabetes is a risk factor for kidney disease, but this does not mean your kidneys will fail. You can care for your kidneys by controlling your blood sugar and getting regular microalbumin urine tests to see if you are spilling even tiny amounts of protein. Even if you develop diabetic kidney disease, you can work with your doctor to keep your kidneys working as long as possible. Kidney disease is not contagious. You cannot catch it from someone. Most kidney disease is caused by diabetes and high blood pressure, conditions that can run in families. If you are a family member of someone who has diabetes, high blood pressure or kidney disease, it is a good idea to ask your continued on page 46 32 My Roswell | may 2012

SUMMER Safety Tips by Vishant Nath, DMD

The summer months bring with them lots of fun playtime, which can often lead to accidental injuries. It’s important to familiarize yourself with the best way to react to certain injuries, so that you can respond appropriately.

Dr. Vishant Nath is the owner of Roswell Pediatric Dentistry. You may contact him at (678) 352-1090 or visit

If your child has an injury that causes a tooth to become knocked out, contact your pediatric dentist immediately. If the tooth is a primary, or baby tooth, the emphasis will probably not be toward saving the tooth. However, it’s still important for your child to be seen by a dentist so that they can check for damage to any adjacent teeth. If your child loses a permanent, or adult tooth, it’s much more critical that every effort is put into saving the tooth. Obviously it’s most important to assess your child’s overall medical condition in the case of an injury. Injuries to the mouth can oftentimes be accompanied by injuries to the head. First determine if your child’s injury requires emergency room care. If the injury is focused only on the mouth, contact your pediatric dentist immediately. Most dentists should have a 24hour phone number to contact if the injury occurs after hours or on weekends, if you are an existing patient. In many cases if getting to a dentist is difficult, getting to a children’s hospital nearby would be an alternative option in case of emergency. Find the tooth and rinse it gently in cool water. Do not scrub it with soap. Use only water. If possible, replace the tooth in the socket and hold it there with clean gauze or a washcloth. If you can’t put the tooth back in the socket, place the tooth in a clean container with milk, saliva or water. The faster you act, the better your chances of saving the tooth. If your child chips or fractures a tooth, contact your pediatric dentist immediately. Quick action can save the tooth, prevent infection, and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment. Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling. If you can find the broken tooth fragment, bring it with you to the dentist. Some dental emergencies are not caused by injuries or trauma. Toothaches can be quite painful and bothersome to your child. Again, it’s important to contact your pediatric dentist immediately. To comfort your child, rinse the mouth with continued on page 46

WHAT MAKES A Tooth Move by Jeff Kincaid, DMD, MS When someone visits an orthodontist, it is usually because they have a tooth arrangement problem of appearance, lack of adequate function, or concerns regarding future oral health. Orthodontics is the dental Dr. Jeff Kincaid is a specialist in specialty that deals with orthodontics and owner of Kincaid diagnosis, prevention, and Orthodontics in Woodstock and treatment of dental and Roswell. Visit his Website at facial irregularities. An orthodontist is a dentist, who, after graduating from dental school, continues his education for two to three more years in an accredited program. By learning about tooth movement (orthodontics) and guidance of facial development (dentofacial orthopedics), orthodontists are uniquely trained experts in dentistry to straighten teeth and align jaws.

Everyone enjoys the benefits of a beautiful smile and healthy bite, but few people understand how their teeth can move. Tooth movement is really a normal physiological process that allows your orthodontic correction to occur. If you could look at a tooth inside the bone, you’d find that the tooth is actually suspended and held into place in the socket by small fibers called periodontal ligaments. When pressure is applied to initiate tooth movement, the ligaments are squeezed on the pressure side and stretched on the opposite side. Nature helps the tooth loosen to relieve the pressure and bone is re-modeled in that area. There typically can be temporary discomfort while this is occurring. Gradually the bone is resorbed to make room on the compressed side and new bone grows in to support the stretched side so the supported tooth moves and becomes comfortable again. But we can’t stop there. On your next appointment the process is repeated, however, once your teeth have loosened from the first adjustment, each new adjustment is a little easier and little discomfort follows. The orthodontist’s tools to move teeth are called appliances and there are many types. Interestingly, the teeth don’t know or care how each appliance moves them, they just respond to the pressure. The most common appliance is composed of bands and brackets which are attached directly to the teeth continued on page 46 33

No pool? How About Water Games? by Jill Pollard We will probably start having some hot days this month and the pools aren’t open yet! What is a mother to do? One idea is to play a game I call, “Tom Sawyers other Fence.” All you have to do is give your children a small pail of Jill Pollard is Director of La O’wn water and a house painter’s Academy, 11575 King Road, Roswell. paint brush. Tell your You may reach her at (678) 795-9145 children that it is time to or visit paint the fence, garage door, or porch furniture. They will “paint” for quite a long time and when they are finished they can start on the driveway. If they think that they are finished, you can always explain the concept of a second coat. Another idea for a hot day is to give your children any kind of spray bottle filled with water and tell them to go outside and spray the trees and flowers. This usually develops into a game called, “Squirt your siblings until they whine,” but it is all in good fun. Warning: most squirt bottles are hard for a child to refill, so some adult help will be required. If your children are competitive, you can have a race by letting them squirt something light-weight across the yard (ping pong balls work well). If you hang the pages from a paint-with-water coloring book on an outside wall, these make fun targets for squirt bottles. If they hit the page, the picture turns colors. This also works with the pages taped to the sibling’s back. Wet sponges are the only thing needed for a bunch of games. My personal favorite is a game that is actually very relaxing. Place two plastic bowls on a tray and fill one of the bowls with soapy water. Have your child transfer ever drop of water into the other bowl using only the sponge. Repeat. This is a great relay race for a group of children, but can also be used for a sibling challenge. Have one child lie on his back in the grass and have him hold an empty plastic pail on his tummy. The sibling runs to the end of the yard, soaks up water from a second bucket with a sponge, and runs back to the sibling to squeeze the water into the bucket. The child to fill the pail first wins but it is a hard call whether it is best to win or more fun to “miss the bucket.” continued on page 46 34 My Roswell | may 2012

Enhance your kitchen And Baths Inexpensively

by Michael McEachern In today’s turbulent economic climate, many people are choosing to remodel their homes instead of selling. With many homeowners, the kitchen is one of the primary focal points of the home. I have listed some simple, inexpensive tips to liven up your living space.

Michael McEachern is a builder for Hynes Homes, LLC. You may contact him at (404) 216-2544 or visit him online at

Paint A fresh coat of paint can easily revive an aging kitchen. Painted wood cabinets are becoming more popular these days and can lighten up almost any space. Many homeowners are choosing to completely paint their existing cabinets or glaze them, giving them an “antique” look. New Lighting New inexpensive lighting can improve the feel of any kitchen or bath. A simple lightly fixture change can greatly enhance the mood of your existing kitchen or bath. New Appliances Upgrading your old appliances to new energy-efficient appliances will bring a new sparkle to your kitchen. There are many inexpensive ways a contractor can incorporate new appliances into your existing kitchen. Adding panel and trim kits to your refrigerator and dishwasher can greatly reduce the visibility of new appliances. There are also countless ways to save money on energy and gas costs by installing energy efficient appliances. New Countertops New countertops are a great way to efficiently change the look and feel of any kitchen or bath. With granite available from the low $40 per square foot range installed, new countertops and sinks can give you a great return on investment for your kitchen and bath. New Backsplash Many homeowners today are turning to non-traditional ways to design and install their kitchen backsplashes. Beaded plywood with a glazed finish, 1x6 tongue and groove with a whitewashed finish or travertine tile, are just a few of many ideas to enhance and improve your kitchen without breaking the bank. These are just a few of many ideas to get you started on your kitchen and bath remodel. Be sure that the contractor you select provides you with a written, itemized estimate and will be on-site for the duration of the project.

IS Overheated? YOUR ATTIC by Dan Jape In the past two years, many homes in the Atlanta area have had new roofs installed due to the hail damage and storms that have been epidemic. With these new roofs came a very harmful side effect sold to the unsuspecting homeowner by the various roofing companies: Dan Jape is the owner of Reliable Heating and Air. You may contact him a scorching hot attic. Most at (770) 594-9096 or visit him online homes in Atlanta have a power at assisted fan installed, that exhausts hot air in the summer, and keeps the temperature down in the attic, which allows the air conditioning to work properly. The duct work in many homes is actually in the attic and it is very important to keep the heat exhausted, so the air conditioner can maintain the proper indoor temperature. The problem has come from the fact the majority of roofing companies have convinced the homeowner they no longer need power fans, instead replacing them with a venting system called “ridge vents.” A ridge vent is simply a cap that goes over a hole cut along the peak of the roofing shingles. It is supposed to allow super heated air to naturally rise up and out the roof of your home through convection, instead of using an electric fan to blow the air out of the attic. This system depends on the correct amount of air entering the attic through the vents in the overhang or soffit. The coolest air available on a hot day is under the eve of the home. While this system can work well on new homes, where there is adequate intake vents in the soffit, in most existing homes that have had a roof replaced, the roofers simply install the top ridge vent and do not modify or increase the intake vents. This causes an overheating problem, where the air conditioner struggles to keep up in the summer. Many times, we see a home that has cooled perfectly in the heat of the summer and then the roofer removes the attic exhaust fan during a reroof and the home no longer cools. The fan is then replaced and the a/c actually works properly shutting off and on at the preset temperature. The attic should be sealed at all can lights, plumbing openings and around attic staircases so the attic fan will not draw conditioned cool air into the attic; this also allows an attic fan to save enough in energy costs to quickly pay for itself. An attic fan can be mounted on the gable of the home or cut into the roof. Both types of fans are controlled by an automatic continued on page 46 35


Your Treatment on Your Terms

by Helen Rice Imagine that your teenage son has been in a car accident near the college he attends. Frantic, you call the hospital to ask for the details of his condition. That’s a bad time to learn that privacy laws prevent them from giving you any information without his written consent. What can you do to make sure this doesn’t happen to your family?

Helen Rice is an attorney at Robinson & Miller, P.C. Attorneys at Law. She can be reached at (770) 817-4999 or by emailing

An Advance Directive for Health Care authorizes an agent you trust, like a family member or close friend, to communicate with hospitals and doctors. The agent also has the power to make decisions about your care and medical treatment if you are unable to do that for yourself. The document also gives

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your agent the information needed to fulfill your wishes regarding the type of treatment you would choose. You may be familiar with a living will, which provides guidance regarding life-sustaining procedures if you have a terminal condition with no chance of recovery. Surveys show that 70-95 percent of people would rather refuse aggressive medical treatment than have their lives medically prolonged in an incompetent or terminal state. The advance directive includes this guidance, and it also gives your agent authority to make any type of medical decision, even in a short-term situation like an accident or a routine surgery. Your advance directive should expressly permit your agent to access your private medical information under HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996), or some information may still be withheld by medical providers. What happens if you do not have an Advance Directive for Health Care and you become too ill to communicate your own treatment decisions? If the need to care for you will be ongoing, a family member or friend would have to petition the Probate Court to be appointed as your Guardian in order to have authority to make decisions for you. That process is expensive, time-consuming, and involves a court hearing. Ultimately the court has no way to know if the person asking continued on page 46

THE ROYAL Advantage

by Michael Consoli Royal Caribbean International is investing $300 million to bring the latest innovations to the cruise line’s ships across the fleet and introduce the highest guest-rated programs for its award-winning Oasisclass ships. The revitalizations Michael Consoli is owner of will offer guests a greater Cruise Planners. You may contact variety of new onboard dining him at (770) 650-7667 or online at and entertainment options, pervasive Wi-Fi, iPod docking stations, and many more amenities, to deliver even more of the “WOW” aboard all Royal Caribbean ships sailing worldwide. These fleet-wide enhancements build on Royal Caribbean’s best-in-class global vacation offering and deliver to guests the Royal Advantage — the industry’s most innovative cruise ships, combined with exciting itineraries and destinations, and world-renowned friendly and engaging Gold Anchor Service.

Revitalizations and Enhancements New Technology: Guests will enjoy pervasive Wi-Fi, interactive flat-panel televisions in staterooms, and electronic mustering. Digital Way-finding Systems: Onboard activities, real time updates, customized directions and routing, as well as ship factoids will all be at guests’ fingertips with new plasma and LCD touch screen signs prominently placed throughout each of the ships. Outdoor LED Video Walls: Oversized video screens will be installed on the pool decks to liven up outdoor entertainment and programming, day and night. Royal Babies and Tots Nursery: Safe, fun and interactive vacation environments will be available in nurseries designed for babies and tots ages six through 36 months. New Staterooms: New levels of accommodations, including staterooms ideal for families, will be added to meet a variety of guest needs and requirements. This is why Royal Caribbean ships have a “Royal Advantage” over other lines and make a great choice for couples, families and multi-generational groups.

The Royal Advantage revitalizations began with Radiance of the Seas in May 2011, and followed by Splendour of the Seas in November. In 2012, revitalizations are scheduled for Vision-class ships including Rhapsody of the Seas (March 2012) and Grandeur of the Seas (May 2012), as well as Radiance-class Serenade of the Seas (November 2012). Each ship will enter dry dock for approximately a month and re-emerge as even better versions of the ships that guests love, complete with new dining venues, entertainment options, technology enhancements and more.

These fleet-wide enhancements build on Royal Caribbean’s best-in-class global vacation offering and deliver to guests the Royal Advantage.

With the cruise line’s recently announced 2012 – 13 deployments; vacationers have the opportunity to enjoy new and unparalleled onboard experiences and itineraries. Revitalized Grandeur of the Seas will offer vacationers sevennight Western Mediterranean or 10- and 11-night Greece and Turkey itineraries from Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and Venice, respectively, in summer 2012. Moreover, the newly revitalized Rhapsody of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas will offer vacationers additional dining and entertainment options for a cruise or cruise tour in awe-inspiring Alaska in summer 2012 or rugged Australia and New Zealand in winter 2012 – 13. 37


Commitment, Steadfast, Sacrifice by Ron Bradley During the month of May many of our activities are centered around family — graduations, Mother’s Day, and weddings. Gregory Boyle in his book “Tattoos on the Heart” tells the moving story of a 15 year-old Dr. Ron Bradley is the pastor at First gang member named Rigo. Baptist Church Roswell. You may Rigo was getting ready for contact him at (770) 587-6980 or a special worship service for incarcerated youth when Boyle asked if Rigo’s father would be coming. “No,” he said, “He’s a heroin addict and has never been in my life. When I was in fourth grade I was sent home in the middle of the day. When my father asked why, I said, “If I tell you, promise you won’t hit me?” He said, “I’m your father. Course I’m not gonna hit you.” So I told him.

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Rigo began to cry and started rocking back and forth. Boyle put his arm around him until he calmed down. When Rigo could finally speak again, he spoke very softly, “He beat me with a pipe. . . with. . . a pipe.” After Rigo composed himself, Boyle asked about his mom. Rigo pointed to a small woman, “That’s her over there. There’s no one like her. I’ve been locked up for a year and a half and she comes to see me every Sunday. You know how many buses she takes every Sunday to see me?” Rigo started sobbing again. “Seven buses! She takes. . .seven. . . buses. Imagine.” Boyle concludes the story with an analogy. God, as revealed in the person of Jesus, loves us like Rigo’s mother loved her son — with commitment, steadfastness and sacrifice. We have a God who “takes seven buses, just to arrive at us.” All throughout Jesus’ ministry — his birth, his meals with sinners, his healing of the sick, his death on the cross — He showed us the heart of God, the God who will take a long journey of love to find us. This month we thank God for parents like Rigo’s mother, and for Jesus Christ who seeks after us like lost children. 39

RELIGIOUS SERVICES Baptist Atlanta Street Baptist Church 340 S. Atlanta Street, (770) 993-9451 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Crosspointe Community Church SBC 77 E. Crossville Road, Suite 100, (770) 640-9959 Sunday Service: 10:45 a.m.

First Baptist Church of Roswell 710 Mimosa Blvd., (770) 587-6980 Sunday Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

Gethsemane Garden Missionary Baptist Church 398 Hardscrabble Road, (770) 993-8232

Lebanon Baptist Church

Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church 725 Pleasant Hill Street, (770) 993-2707 Sunday Services: 8 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

Willeo Baptist Church SBC 990 Willeo Road, (770) 993-5189 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Zion Missionary Baptist Church 888 Zion Circle, (770) 993-8587 Sunday Services: 7:30, 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.

Epiphany Byzantine Catholic Church 2030 Old Alabama Road, (770) 993-0973 Sunday Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

11330 Woodstock Road, (678) 277-9424 Sunday Services: 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 5 p.m

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Webb Bridge Ward 500 Norcross Street, (770) 640-7357

Roswell First Ward 500 Norcross Street, (770) 640-7357

St. David’s Episcopal Church

North River Baptist Church

11125 Houze Road, (770) 993-5207

500 Norcross Street, (770) 640-0531


St. Andrew’s Catholic Church

Northside Baptist Church

Cumorah (Spanish) Branch


11250 Crabapple Road, (770) 993-3635 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

12090 Hardscrabble Road, (770) 992-7777

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

675 Riverside Road, (770) 641-9720

St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church

1015 Old Roswell Road, (770) 993-6084 Sunday Services: 7:45, 9, 11:15 a.m., 6 p.m.

Messianic Judaism Congregation Beth Hallel 950 Pine Grove Road, (770) 641-3000

Light of Messiah Ministries 990 Holcomb Bridge Road, Ste. 4, (770) 642-4706

Reform Judaism Temple Beth Tikvah 9955 Coleman Road, (770) 642-0434

Temple Kehillat Chaim-Reform 1145 Green Street, (770) 641-8630

Grace North Atlanta

First Christian Church of Roswell

Alpharetta Community Center 175 Roswell Street, (770) 331-1010 Sunday Service: 10 a.m.

11365 Crabapple Road, (770) 993-4617 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

First Church of Christ, Scientist Northminster Presbyterian 2400 Old Alabama Road, (770) 998-1482 Sunday Services: 10 & 11:15 a.m.

Reach One Church Roswell Presbyterian Church


10920 Houze Road, (770) 998-9977 Sunday Service: 10 a.m.

755 Mimosa Blvd., (770) 993-6316 Sunday Services: 9:45 & 11:15 a.m.

Cross of Life Lutheran Church ELCA Roswell

Meets at Mill Springs Academy 13660 New Providence Rd., (770) 609-7941 Sunday Service: 10:45 a.m.

Roswell Alliance Church

1000 Hembree Road, (770) 475-9159 Sunday Services: 8, 9 & 11:15 a.m.

Other Churches

1100 Allenbrook Lane, (770) 643-0180

Roswell Assembly of God 9820 Coleman Road, Roswell, (770) 641-9267

11440 Crabapple Road, (770) 993-6586 Sunday Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

Christ United Methodist Church

Baha’i Faith of Roswell

Roswell Community Church

1340 Woodstock Road, (770) 993-3945

Bridge To Grace

Armenian Church of Atlanta


Ebenezer United Methodist Church 12900 Hwy. 140 N, (770) 640-7287 Sunday Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

Northbrook United Methodist Church 11225 Crabapple Road, (770) 998-2000 Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11 a.m.

Roswell United Methodist 814 Mimosa Blvd., (770) 993-6218 Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11 a.m.

Non-Denominational Fellowship Bible Church


2385 Holcomb Bridge Road, (770) 587-2460 Sunday Service: 10 a.m.

C3 Church 13695 Highway 9 North, (678) 696-1401 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Christian Center Church 1870 Woodstock Road, (770) 993-2038

Church of Christ — Northside 10920 Woodstock Road, (770) 993-3512 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

Meets at The Cottage School 700 Grimes Bridge Road, (678) 677-4840 Sunday Service: 10 a.m.

St. Peter’s Place Anglican Church 362 South Atlanta Street, (678) 352-1224

UU Metro Atlanta North 11420 Crabapple Road, (770) 992-3949 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

World Harvest Church 320 Hardscrabble Road, (770) 643-9223 Sunday Services: 9, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Church of Christ — Roswell 11670 King Road, (770) 992-2097 Sunday Services: 10 a.m. & 4 p.m.

480 W. Crossville Road, (770) 992-4956 Sunday Services: 9:15 & 11 a.m.

Orthodox St. Mary Coptic Orthodox Church 11450 Houze Road, (770) 642-9727 Sunday Services: 8:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Presbyterian Canaan Korean Presbyterian Church 11320 West Road, (770) 552-5505 41


Business Organizations

Job Networking Group Contact: (770) 642-7943 Website:

National Association of Women Business Owners Contact: (678) 539-8090 Website:

North Fulton Senior Services Contact: (770) 993-1906 Website:

STAR House Foundation Contact: Website:

United Way of Atlanta Contact:

Contact: Charles Gabriel, (678) 735-5900 Website:

Contact: Ben Staten, (404) 323-0049 Website:

North Metro Women’s Connection Contact:

Rosan Hall, (770) 335-6013

Northside Business Network Group

Alpharetta/Roswell Newcomers Club Contact: Barb Hill, (678) 318-1442

American Association of University Women North Fulton Branch Contact: Website:

Children of the American Revolution — Martha Stewart Bulloch Society


Contact: Robbin, (678) 461-9550 Website:

Charitable Organizations Basset Hound Rescue of Georgia Contact:

(770) 499-1164

Child Development Association Contact: Donna Smythe, (770) 992-4339 Website:

Children’s Restoration Network Contact:

(770) 649-7117

Companion Animal Connection Contact: (678) 493-9847 Website:

The Drake Closet

Ross Glover, (770) 396-5034

Sons of the American Revolution — Piedmont Chapter Contact: Bob Sapp, (770) 971-0189

(770) 614-1000

Contact: Diane Williford, (770) 594-2200

Contact: Jeremy Faulkner, (404) 816-3377 Website:


Political Organizations

Civic Organizations

The North Fulton Bar Association

GA 400 Rainmakers

(678) 306-4600

Sons of Confederate Veterans — Roswell Mills Camp #1547

Daughters of the American Revolution Martha Stewart Bulloch Chapter Contact: Marguerite, (770) 521-1142

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

Chattahoochee Republican Women’s Club Contact:

Marjean Birt,

North Fulton Democrats Contact: Anne, (404) 303-9142, ext. 2

North Fulton Republican Women’s Club Contact: Suzi Voyles, (404) 851-9704

Recreation & Hobbies Alpharetta/Roswell Newcomers Club Contact: (678) 318-1442 Website:

Atlanta Stamp Collectors


Contact: John Coles, (770) 962-5888 Website:

Junior League of Gwinnett and North Fulton Counties, Inc.

Chattahoochee Celtic Pipes & Drums

Contact: Crystal D Weitzel, (770) 476-3090 Website:

Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell Contact: David, (770) 356-5211 Website:

North Fulton Jaycees Contact: Wendell Whitfield, (404) 786-2665

Contact: Rory Howe, (770) 926-6898 or

Georgia Regional Girls Choir Contact: (770) 722-3656, Website:

The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra Contact:

(770) 623-8623

Milton Garden Club

Contact: (678) 682-3551 Website:

North Fulton Optimist Club Contact: Glenn Rudh, (404) 375-7033

Contact: Faye Troka, (770) 781-4634, Website:

Foster Care Support Foundation

Roswell Junior Woman’s Club

North Fulton Amateur Radio League

Contact: Rachel Ewald, (770) 641-9591 Sharon Franklin, (404) 729-3374 E-mail: Website:

Homestretch Contact:

(770) 642- 9185

Keep Roswell Beautiful Contact: (770) 641-3715 Website:

Next Century Youth Contact: Mary Brooks Green, (770) 335-7317 Website:

North Fulton Community Charities Contact: (770) 640-0399 Website:

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Roswell Lions Club Contact: Tim Dunn, president Website:

Roswell Historical Society Contact: 770-992-1665 Website:

Roswell Optimists Contact:

Mike Bagnulo, (770) 993-5440

Roswell Rotary Club Contact: (678) 318-3647 Website:

Rotary Club of North Fulton Contact: Joyce Abernathy, (770) 475-0656 Website:


Jim Stafford, W4Q0, (770) 993-9500

Roswell Fine Arts Alliance Website:

Roswell Garden Club Contact:

(770) 518-7021

Roswell Firehouse Harmony Brigade Contact: Dick Lord, (770) 317-9571

Roswell Photographic Society Contact: (770) 594-6122 Website:

Songs of Atlanta Chorus Contact: (770) 977-4031

Southern Winds Concert Band Contact: George Cekis, (404) 295-5093

Stars Soccer Club — Men’s League

DreamPower Therapeutic Equestrian Center


Contact: (678) 366-9008 Website:

Contact: (678) 456-8082 Website:


STAR­—Singles Together at Roswell

Emotions Anonymous (EA)

Contact: (770) 993-2012 Website:

Contact: Suzanne, (404) 307-1735

Writers Network

(770) 993-7253

S-Anon Contact:

(770) 993-7253

Foster Care Support Group Contact: Patty Hampton, (770) 261-1767

Contact: Bobby Christmas, (770) 924-0528

Grief Support Peer Group Roswell UMC, Bldg A, Suite A254, Mondays, 6:30 p.m.

Support Organizations Alcoholics Anonymous Contact: Barb G., (770) 686-3082

Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Eating Disorders — ANA Contact:

Kim, (404) 307-5442

Atlanta Harm Reduction Center Contact: (404) 817-9994 Website:

Bereavement Support Group Contact: Patty Hampton, (770) 261-1767

Brain Injury and Stroke Group Contact:

(770) 751-2650

Care Partner Support Group Contact: Dawn Reed, (678) 777-7241

Diabetes Support Group Contact:

Knitting for Peace Contact: Lynne Strobe, (770) 910-7022

MOMS Club of Roswell — South Contact: Website:

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Contact: Lee H., (678) 576-4838

National Alliance on Mental Illness — NAMI Contact: Jerry Bishop, (678) 446-5080

Overeaters Anonymous Contact: Bill, (770) 992-6481

Parkinson’s Support Group Contact: Patty, (770) 261-1767

Roswell UMC Counseling Center Contact: Patty Hampton, (770) 261-1767

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United States Government

President Barack Obama (D)

(202) 456-1414 fax: (202) 456-2461

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. 20500 Website:

Senator Saxby Chambliss (R)

(202) 224-3521 GA: (770) 763-9090 fax: (202) 224-0103

Senate Russell Courtyard-2 Washington, D.C. 20510 Website:

Senator Johnny Isakson (R) 1 Overton Park, Suite 970 3625 Cumberland Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30339 Website:

Rep. Tom Price (R), District 6

P.O. Box 425, Roswell, GA 30077 Website:

Rep. Rob Woodall (R), District 7 90 North Street, Suite 360 Canton, GA 30114-2724 Website:

(202) 225-4501 GA: (770) 565-4990 fax: (770) 565-7570 (202) 225-4272 GA: (770) 232-3005 fax: (770) 232-2909

(202) 225-5211 GA: (770) 535-2592 fax: (202) 225-8272

State Government

Governor Nathan Deal (R)

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

(404) 613-4433

Juvenile Court: Chief Judge Belinda E. Edwards

(770) 612-4401

Court of Clerks: Cathelene Robinson

(404) 730-5300

(770) 613-4070

Board of Commissioners 141 Pryor St. S.W. Atlanta, GA 30303

(678) 493-6000 fax: (678) 493-6013

John H. Eaves (D-1)


Robb Pitts (D-2)

(404) 612-8206

(404) 612-8210


Liz Hausmann (D-3)

(404) 612-8213

Tom Lowe (D-4)

(404) 612-8218

e-mail: e-mail:

(404) 612-8222

Joan P. Garner (D-6)

(404) 656-0048 fax: (404) 651-6768

(404) 612-8226


(404) 612-8230


Board of Education

State Senator John Albers (R) (D-56)

local: (678) 667-3656 business: (404) 463-8055 fax: (404) 656-6484

511 Coverdell Legislative Bldg. Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail:

State Rep. Jan Jones (R) (D-46)

(404) 656-5072 fax: (404) 657-0498

340 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail:

Linda Schultz (D-1)

Katie Reeves (D-2)

Linda McCain (D-5)

Julia Bernath (D-7)


State Rep. Chuck Martin (R) (D-47)

417 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail:

State Rep. Harry Geisinger (R) (D-48)

(404) 656-5064 fax: (404) 463-2249

(404) 656-0254 fax: (770) 594-1510

State Rep. Wendell Willard (R) (D-49)

Fulton County Schools Superintendent:

State Rep. Lynne Riley (R) (D-50)

(404) 656-5125 fax: (404) 481-7111

(404) 656-0188

401 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail:

(404) 656-5912

(404) 768-3600

Robert M. Avossa, Ed.D. 786 Cleveland Avenue SW, Atlanta, GA 30315 e-mail: Website:

Fulton County Medical Examiner: Randy Hanzlick, MD 430 Pryor Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30312 e-mail:

132 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail:

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(404) 613-4345

William Edwards (D-7)

421-F State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail:

220 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail:

State Court: Chief Judge Patsy Y. Porter Magistrate Court: Chief Judge Stephanie Davis Probate Court: Judge Pinkle T. Toomer


State Senator David Shafer (R) (D-48)

State Rep. Tom Rice (R) (D-51)

(404) 613-4185

Emma I. Darnell (D-5)

203 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 Website:

601 Coverdell Legislative Bldg. Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail:

Superior Court: Chief Judge Cynthia Wright

(202) 224-3643 GA: (770) 661-0999 fax: (770) 661-0768

Rep. Tom Graves (R), District 9 90 North Street, Suite 360 Canton, GA 30114-2724 Website:


(404) 730-4400 fax: (404) 730-4405

Fulton County Sheriff’s Office: Sheriff Theodore Jackson (404) 612-5100 185 Central Avenue SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 Website:

Fulton County Tax Commissioner: Arthur E. Ferdinand

(404) 730-4000

141 Pryor Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

City of Milton

Mayor Joe Lockwood

(678) 242-2487

City of Roswell

Mayor Jere Wood

(678) 594-6288

11605 Haynes Bridge Rd,

(770) 993-8806

Ste. 100, Alpharetta

The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce Means Business! Its mission is to be the catalyst for economic development, business growth, and quality of life in North Fulton.

5th Annual North Fulton Business Expo was held at the Alpharetta Marriott in March, featuring more than 90 exhibitors, several business seminars, a silent auction and more.

GNFCC Chairman Teddy Russell, GNFCC President Brandon Beach, EXPO Title Sponsor Mark Wyssbrod of Proactive Payroll, Roswell City Councilmember Rich Dippolito, Steve Stroud of Roswell Business Alliance, and Roswell City Councilmember Jerry Orleans.

Expo Exhibitor Delta Community Credit Union: Nelson Alvarado talks with an Expo attendee.

Expo Exhibitor LGE Community Credit Union: Vicki Aghajanian (center ) and Katrina Kaiser (left) talk with an Expo attendee.

GNFCC Membership Team: Lisa Smith, King Stracke, Deborah Lanham, Lisa Ethridge and Phillip Bartolacci.

Expo Exhibitor: Yepser Internet Strategy’s Matt Gardner.

Expo Sponsor: Shane’s Rib Shack – Charlie Feehan.

Expo Exhibitor LAN Systems staff.

Expo Exhibitor: Brady Ware’s Paula Sands and Kandyss Cordle. 45

The New WOW is Now. . .

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therapy. Perhaps the best news of all, there is no downtime and no healing whatsoever! Costs for treating the face and neck are about a third of what a facelift costs and you can return to your normal routine immediately! Like any procedure Ultherapy® may or may not be right for you. Therefore, if you are interested in learning if this non-invasive skin lifting treatment is the appropriate choice to address your concerns, you must first schedule a consultation with your facial plastic surgeon, but make sure that they offer this technology; it is not yet widely available.

No Pool? . . .

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Another game using wet sponges is a variation on Duck, Duck Goose. If you don’t know the rules, ask your child. This version is called Drip, Drip Splash. The runner goes around the circle with a wet sponge and drops a drip onto each child’s head while saying, “Drip, Drip, Drip.” When he gets to his chosen child, he says “Splash” and squishes the sponge on the child’s head.

Summer Safety Tips

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water. Apply a cold compress or ice wrapped in a cloth. Do not apply heat or aspirin to the sore area. All of these scenarios have something in common. All require the immediate attention of a dentist. Time is truly of the essence. Having a pediatric dentist who is familiar with you and your child can greatly assist you in nursing your child back to great dental health!

Directive For Health Care

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to be your guardian is the person you would have chosen to make health care decisions for you.

The good news is that the pool opens soon. Next month, games for the pool! Love and big messes from my house to yours.

In a medical crisis, emotions take over and decision-making becomes difficult. Taking a few moments to create an advance directive is not only the best way to make sure you receive the kind of care you want, it is also one of the kindest things you can do to help your family take care of you. Advance directives are not just for the elderly. As your high school senior prepares for college, give him the gift of knowing you can be there if he needs you, and you’ll give yourself peace of mind too.

What Makes A Tooth Move

For more information, visit our website at and our blog at

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and accept a wire that moves the teeth. These brackets can be made of stainless steel, titanium, or a ceramic translucent material that can be almost invisible. Other appliances are clear removable trays like Invisalign. Orthodontic treatment today should not be confused with stories of wearing braces in the past. Many new and exciting innovations have occurred that now provide the opportunity to keep the discomfort to a minimum and cosmetics to a premium. You can even make a bold statement with fun colors should you decide that’s your style. We have an extra supply of red and black if that appeals to you (go Dawgs)! Call and make an appointment with your favorite orthodontist and have them explain all the options.

Is Your Attic Overheated?

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thermostat that turns the unit on and off at a preset temperature. Solar powered fans are also available to exhaust attics without using any electricity and on certain applications can do a very good job keeping the temperature down in an attic. You should check your attic fan to make sure the motor and the thermostat are in good working order before the heat of summer arrives and if the old attic fan was removed during a roof replacement, a new fan should be installed. 46 My Roswell | may 2012

. . . Chronic Kidney Disease

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doctor to check your blood pressure and kidney function at your checkup. What are Kidney Stones? A kidney stone occurs when substances in the urine form crystals. Kidney stones can be large or small. Large ones can damage the kidneys; small ones may be able to pass in the urine. Because crystals have sharp edges, passing even small stones can be very painful. Treatment depends on what the stones are made of. Definition, causes and symptoms of chronic kidney disease will continue next month. 47



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