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NovemBER 2011 Bradshaw Farm Tour of Homes Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4 from 1 – 6 p.m.

Christmas Past Traditions Bulloch Hall, Barrington Hall and The Archibald Smith Plantation.

Helping Hands Lend a helping hand this holiday season!

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Directory Listings 40 religious services 42 clubs & Organizations 44 Local Officials 48 Advertiser index

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Senior Market Director Janet Ponichtera Market Director Kimberly Starr Advertising Designer Ashley George

contributors Photographers Jack Tuszynski Writers John Albers, Ron Bradley, Michael Consoli, Edward J. Furey, Dan Jape, Jeff Kincaid, Michelle Martin, Michael McEachern, LaCretia Munroe, Vishant Nath, Patti Owen, Laurie Troublefield, Jere Wood

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Barkers Red Hots (1) officially celebrated the opening of its new restaurant in the Roswell Crossing Center, at 725 West Crossville Road, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “We’re thrilled to be in Roswell,” said Glenn Robins, founder and president of Barkers. “The early reaction has been fantastic. We’ve met so many new customers in addition to those who have known us over our 27 year history in Atlanta,” Robins continued. “We not only want to serve great food in a fun atmosphere, but we want to be an active and contributing member of the community. Barkers’ has already started programs with school and civic groups which will continue and grow. We have a great history and are looking forward to making Barkers Roswell part of that history.” Barkers Red Hots began as a street vending operation in downtown Atlanta serving premium quality hot dogs made by Sahlen Packing Co., a 140 year–old company out of Buffalo, N.Y. In 2007, Barkers opened its first restaurant in Marietta, expanding its offerings to include a variety of sausages, chicken and steak also prepared over real lump charcoal — the famous Barkers way. Open Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 770-643-1833

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Help Us Win a $50,000 Grant from Clorox! Crabapple Middle School submission to Clorox for their huge grant (up to $50,000) was approved and it’s now time for all of us to vote DAILY through December 9th. Should we win, this money would be used to purchase additional technology for our classrooms. Just think how much we could buy with $50,000! The shortcut to our submission is below. Voting can be done via a cell phone or desktop computer (not on laptops). The easiest way to vote is with your cell phone. Simply text to 44144 and in the body of your text type clorox8195. Do some sort of reminder to yourself daily to vote and tell all of your friends/ family/facebook friends how to vote as well. Schools win by having the most votes - it’s that easy!! In addition to nominating their school and voting, people across the country have the chance to win supplies and coupons for Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes, Clorox® Regular-Bleach and Clorox2® Stain Fighter & Color Booster. Simply visit the Power A Bright Future website and participate in program-inspired games and quizzes for a chance to win instantly. Winners can also donate their prize to the school of their choice. http://www.powerabrightfuture.com/gallery/detail/?nid=985

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Kennesaw State University (2) recently broke ground on a $26-million addition to University Place, expanding its portfolio of on-campus student housing. The new structure, scheduled to open in August 2012, marks the 10-year anniversary of KSU as a residential campus. Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 24,100 from 142 countries.

U.S. high school students and their teachers are invited to participate in the Bill of Rights Institute’s sixth annual “Being an American” essay contest. The largest contest of its kind in the country, the Being an American essay contest explores the founding principles outlined in the Constitution. The contest is administered by the Bill of Rights Institute, a non-profit educational organization in the Washington, D.C. area devoted to educating young people about the Constitution and founding principles. The 2011-2012 contest is sponsored by the History Channel. Specifically, students are asked to share their thoughts on the Constitution by answering the following question: “How does the Constitution establish and maintain a culture of liberty?” Information and guidelines: www.BillofRightsInstitute.org/contest. DEADLINE FOR ESSAY SUBMISSIONS: December 15, 2011

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COMMUNITY Strong Legs Run

The Strong Legs run, now in its 27th year, is one of the oldest and largest fundraisers for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This year’s presenting sponsor, Kids II, is a company that has been inventing and reinventing infant and toddler toys and gear for more than 40 years. Kids II presented Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta a sponsorship check of $50,000. The race, to be held at Turner Field on November 5, encourages children and their parents to participate in an opportunity dedicated to touching the lives of children in Atlanta and across the nation. For more information or to register for the race, please visit www.choa.org/stronglegs.

Roswell Business Launches First Invention

Bob and Jennifer Perrotta, local Roswell residents, created a new company, Clever Dynamics LLC to invent, patent, manufacture, and sell unique home products that make life easier. Products that solve those little everyday chores that make us all say “there’s got to be a better way”. We are proud to develop, design and produce all of our own products in the U.S.A., right here in Georgia.” said Jennifer. Bob added, “Another reason we make our products in the U.S.A. is for safety. Any product we make that is designed to come into contact with your food is made with BPA free, FDA compliant, food-contact material. This means no harmful chemicals to leach into your food.” And now they are proud to announce the national launch of their first invention. It’s called the BIG GULP EZ FUNNEL™ and it comes with the EZ BRIDGE™ and the EZ STRAINER™. The bridge and strainer transform this unique device into a multi-use kitchen and household tool that solves so many common problems — in and out of the kitchen! See it now at Visit CleverDynamics.com for the introductory price, and the 3-set-value-pack special discount offer. 6

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RUMC Featured on Local Newscast

Roswell United Methodist Church’s Job Networking Ministry was recently featured in a local Atlanta newscast about how churches are helping people find jobs. Reporter Marc Teichner from local Fox affiliate, Fox 5, interviewed RUMC Job Networking volunteer leader Jay Litton and volunteer Rusty Gordon. With unemployment, underemployment, and job insecurity still dominating the job market, hundreds of people attend RUMC’s twice-monthly meetings. Many of the people walk through the doors with desperation in their eyes and according to Rusty most of the desperation is driven by their feeling of being alone. “So the first thing we offer them is they are not alone,” he says. Roswell UMC’s Job Networking Ministry (www.RUMCjobnetworking.com) is run by hundreds of volunteers who give countless hours to help job seekers build resumes, set up LinkedIn accounts, and establish networking contacts. They also help churches across the country develop their own ministry, and produced a book, “Loving Your Neighbor,” to help set up career ministries. The Fox news feature described the intersection of faith and talent at RUMC’s Job Networking Ministry and how it works to help people through their employment struggles. As Jay Litton says, “I get to serve God by serving other people.” RUMC’s Job Network meets the second and fourth Mondays, www.RUMCjobnetworking.com

Tedra Cheatham Promoted to New Role

Brandon Beach, president and CEO of The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, announced that Tedra Cheatham, CEcD, Chief Operating Officer of the Chamber, has accepted a new position as Executive Director at The Clean Air Campaign. Beach said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for Tedra, and for metro Atlanta. The North Fulton area has greatly benefited from her Tedra Cheatham professionalism and her tireless work in the field of economic development. We are sorry to see her go but excited about her new opportunity as Executive Director with The Clean Air Campaign. Tedra can do for the entire Atlanta region and state what she has done for North Fulton.” During her eightyear tenure at the Chamber, Cheatham served as Vice President of Economic Development and Chief Operating Officer. She is a founding member and two-time past president of The Drake House, a residential assessment center for homeless women and their minor children. Tedra also was recognized as one more on page of the Phenomenal Women of North Fulton for 2008. 8


Still the #1 place to celebrate a birthday A birthday. It’s a day we celebrate our entire lives. Northside would be proud to be part of your baby’s special day. No one is more prepared or has more experience. We’ll make the big day a celebration from day one. Visit us online at www.northside.com.

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North Fulton Hospital recently held its Power of Pink luncheon at the Country Club of Roswell. The event, celebrating women, business, and survival, included a silent auction and fashion show; all proceeds benefited the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. The Power of Pink fashion show featured breast cancer survivors modeling a variety of chic pink attire and accessories.

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Babies, Birthdays and Anniversaries

Pranav Selvam

Age 2 on November 13 Many Many Happy returns We Love You so much Brother, Mom & Dad

Julietta Amberly Nicoletta

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Zeke Pippins

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Tanner Buchanan

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November

Things to do in Roswell

November 1 – 18 •

November 5 • TRASH AMNESTY DAY

November 11 – December 30 •

ARTIFICIAL ARTIFACT EXHIBIT

Roswell and Milton will host a bulky trash amnesty day from 8 a.m. – 12 noon. To be held at the City of Roswell Public Works Division, 1810 Hembree Road. Some acceptable items include tires off the rim (limit 4 per car) sofas, tables, refrigerators, chairs, washers/dryers, televisions, deactivated cell phones. Not accepted items include paint, household hazardous waste, any fluids including motor oil and anti-freeze, household batteries, construction/demolition materials, and yard waste. Proof of residency will be required. Roswell residents (770) 641-3715; Milton residents (678) 242-2509

CHRISTMAS AT THE HISTORIC HOMES

TJ Erdahl will host a free artificial artifact exhibit at Arts Center West, 1355 Woodstock Road from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (770) 641-3990

November 2, 16, 30 • WEDNESDAY LECTURE SERIES Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, will host its popular Wednesday lecture series on historic topics: November 2, Tracing Your Ancestry; November 16, The Civil War Begins, 1861; November 30, In 1861, was Robert E. Lee Past His Prime? Doors open at 6:30 and presentation begins a 7 p.m. (770) 640-3855

November 5 • VON GREY CONCERT November 3 – 20 • “GLIMPSES OF THE MOON” The Georgia Ensemble Theatre will present this musical at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street. Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Saturday matinees on November 12 and 19 at 4 p.m. (770) 641-1260, www.get.org

November 4, 11 • HECK OF A HAYRIDE Begin the evening with a hayride around Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Road, and end with roasting marshmallows and enjoying a cup of hot cocoa around the campfire. For all ages, children 1 year and younger ride free. Residents $10, non-residents $16. Everyone going on the hayride MUST be registered. Meet at Roswell Area Park Lake Shelter at 6 p.m. (770) 641-3760

November 4 – December 2 •

The Chattahoochee Nature Center will host local musician von Grey in the Ben Brady Pavilion from 1 – 3 p.m.(770) 992-2055 x224, www.chattnaturecenter.com

November 5 – 6 • WOODSTOCK ART AND WINE FESTIVAL Visit with and buy wine from over 60 artisans held at Woodstock City Park from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Enjoy acoustical entertainment and sample over 30 wines. www.premiereventslive. com/WoodstockArtAndWineFestival/index.html

November 6 • OPERA WITH AN EDGE Live free season preview of the 2011-2012 Atlanta Opera season featuring “Opera with an Edge,” held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy at 7:30 p.m. (404) 881-8801, www.atlantaopera.org

CALLS FROM SANTA

November 7 •

Santa will be making his annual telephone calls to all good girls and boys on Tues., Dec. 6, Wed., Dec. 7, and Thurs., Dec. 8 between 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Parents may obtain a form from the Bill Johnson Community Activity Bldg., 10495 Woodstock Road, beginning Friday, November 4. Completed forms must be returned by Friday, December 2. Ages 3-7. Free. (770) 641-3760

MUNCH AND LEARN SERIES

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Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, will host it’s munch and learn series in the carriage house from 12:15-12:45 p.m. Bring your lunch and enjoy practical discussions on garden topics. November 7-Composting Gold; November 17-Keeping it Green. (770) 640-3855

Beginning on November 11, Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, will present “A Very Southern Christmas.” Beginning on November 12, The Archibald Smith Plantation, 935 Alpharetta Street, will present “Dear Santa, All I Want for Christmas is. . .” and beginning on November 19, Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Ave., celebrates “A Christmas Carol,” with decorations from Charles Dickens Christmas classic. (678) 639-7500, www.southerntrilogy.com

November 12 • MOUNTAIN PARK ART SHOW The Mountain Park community will host an art show from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at 118 Lakeshore Drive, www.wix.com/patriciabswrth/mpartshow

November 12 • SHREDFEST Bring your sensitive documents to the Roswell Public Works facility, 1810 Hembree Road from 8 a.m. – 12 noon. Limit 5 boxes or 200 pounds per vehicle. (770) 442-8822

November 12 • LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA POKER RUN Bikers Battling Blood Cancers will host this ride at Killer Creek Harley-Davidson, 11480 Alpharetta Hwy, Roswell. LBO 1 p.m., LBI 3 p.m. poker run ends with a party at Bodock’s Old School Bar & Grill, 150 Riverstone Parkway, Canton. (404) 8280099, www.BikersBattlingBloodCancers.com

November 12 – 13 • “HEROES” The Georgia Symphony Orchestra will perform “Heroes” Symphony No 4 at Murray Arts Center, 2250 Stilesboro Road, Kennesaw, at 8 p.m. on November 12 and 3 p.m. on November 13. www.georgiasymphony.org

November 15 • COOKING CLASS AT BARRINGTON “American Thanksgiving in Tuscany” will be the theme of this cooking class, held at Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $50 per person. (770) 640-3855


November 18 • TELLABRATION

November 22 •

Regional storytellers will mesmerize audiences with their tales, held at the Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road, from 7:309:30 p.m. (770) 641-3950

ROSWELL GARDEN CLUB

November 19 • BACKYARD CAMPOUT The Chattahoochee Nature Center will host a family campout – sleep out under the stars, play games in the meadow, and visit with nocturnal animals. 5 p.m. – 10 a.m. (770) 9922055 x224, www.chattnaturecenter.com

Roswell Garden Club will host international designer Curt Burch who will present holiday centerpieces. The event is free and held at the Bill Johnson Community Activity Bldg., 10495 Woodstock Road. (770) 518-7021, www.roswellgardenclub.com

November 25 – December 18 • “OLIVER” Presented by ACT! Theater, 180 Academy St. Call for times. (770) 663-8989, www.act1theater.com

Night Before Christmas,” and a special visit from Santa Claus!

December 3 – 4 • SANTA’S SECRET GIFT SHOP After the Lighting of the Town Square children, ages 12 and younger, will have a chance to shop for their family members at this special gift shop. Saturday, December 3, 6-8:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 4, 1-4 p.m. Held at the Adult Recreation Center, 830 Grimes Bridge Road. (770) 641-3950

December 3 • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

November 21 • COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE

December 1 – 4 • “THE NUTCRACKER”

Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd., will host the annual Roswell Community Thanksgiving Worship Service beginning at 7 p.m. The service is jointly sponsored by Roswell Presbyterian Church, the First Baptist Church of Roswell, and Roswell United Methodist Church. (770) 993-6218, www.rumc.com/thanksgiving

Presented by the Roswell Dance Theatre; performances will be held at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street. Dec. 1 at 10 a.m.; Dec 2. at 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 3 at 10 a.m., 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 4 at 1 and 4:30 p.m. (770) 998-0259

December 1 – 11 •

November 21 – 23 •

ANNUAL HOLIDAY CLAY MARKET

CNC CRAFT WEEK Just in time to decorate your Thanksgiving dinner table, ages 4 – 12 can make a special craft from recycled items. 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (770) 992-2055 x224, www.chattnaturecenter.com

The Georgia Clay Council in conjunction with the Artsmith Pottery and Regina Hines Studio will host this holiday market at 120 S. Main Street, Jasper. Thurs-Sat from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sun from 1 – 4 p.m. Open House will be held on Friday, December 2 from 5 – 7 p.m. www.gaclay.com

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Find the hidden picture

December 3 • EVENING IN BETHLEHEM Roswell UMC, 814 Mimosa Blvd., will feature live nativity productions. Attendees can roam through an antiquity marketplace with shepherds, soldiers, shopkeepers, and more. 770-993-6218, www.rumc.com

December 3 • HOLIDAY MARKET

November 22 • COOKING CLASS “Holiday Cocktail Buffet” is theme for this cooking class, held at Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $50 per person. (770) 640-3855

Children all ages can enjoy a continental breakfast with Santa. Other activities will include coloring, music, games, dancing, face painting, and entertainment. Each individual must be pre-registered and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Held at the Bill Johnson Community Activity Bldg., 10495 Woodstock Road. Cost is $12 residents, $18 non-residents. (770) 641-3760

December 3 • HOLIDAY CELEBRATION ON THE SQUARE Mark your holiday calendar for Roswell’s annual Lighting of the Square, beginning at 5 p.m. Event includes carolers from local schools, official lighting of Town Square, reading of “Twas the

Back to nature holiday market held at the Chattahoochee Nature Center from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. free admission to the nature center, shoppers will find unique creations by local artisans. (770) 992-2055 ext. 236, www.chattnaturecenter.org

Mary Heydon was our winner for October’s contest corner. She will receive a $10 gift card to Schakolad Chocolate Factory. Congratulations! If you find the hidden picture, be the first to email:

art@myroswellmonthly.com

Only emailed answers will be accepted. *Contest participants are able to win one time per calendar year

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SCHOOL REEF Sponsors Night at the Movies

Roswell Paint Out

Kindergarten students attending River Eves Elementary School converged at the Studio Movie Grill on Holcomb Bridge Road to see their friends, meet other families, learn about The River Eves Education Foundation the school — and, oh Board and Studio Movie Grill yes — wear glow sticks, employees get ready for the crowd eat popcorn and see a free movie! Over 100 children and parents joined the inaugural event, which was hosted by the River Eves Education Foundation (REEF) and attended by principal Neil Pinnock and his family, and kindergarten teachers. The idea for the event came from Phil Chen, a member of the River Eves Education Foundation board of directors. Phil was drawn to the board when he learned that 100 percent of the funds raised by the foundation go directly to the school. Since establishing the River Eves Education Foundation in 2009, the organization has raised enough capital to provide 13 new Promethean ActivBoards to the school, fully equipping every homeroom with one of the advanced interactive whiteboards. “We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated group of parents

The middle school students at The Atlanta Academy recently hosted “The Roswell Paint Out” art exhibit/contest at the Roswell Visitors Bureau. Prize money was awarded for first, second and third place to students in each grade level (6th, 7th, and 8th). Roswell Mayor Jere Wood and Kevin Bamford, Bank of North Georgia were in attendance at the award ceremony.

behind our foundation,” says principal Neil Pinnock.

Learning at High Meadows involves engaging in experiences that allow students to construct meaning around a central idea. Community members have been essential Third graders Noel Crenshaw, Nicholas Grupe, and Max Forman learn about how a in helping High bill becomes a law. (Photo The Tire Swing, Meadows thirdJay Underwood, copy Kate McElvaney) grade students gain knowledge and skills around the central idea: People have developed systems for the purpose of governing themselves. Through discussion, High Meadows parent Rebecca Bennett and the students, identified that it is the students’ responsibility to voice their opinions to their representatives through letter writing even if they can’t vote. “I learned that if a bill doesn’t go through the Congress, it dies,” said third grader Max Forman.

Chain for Diversity

Crabapple Middle School recently created a “Chain for Diversity” that involved the entire school. Each student created their own colorful paper link by answering questions about their family backgrounds and their views about prejudice. Each student was linked together by their Husky Huddle class (character education class) and each class was linked together to form a school wide chain. The Chain for Diversity was displayed in front of the entire school standing together to form “C M S”. The school-wide chain was designed by ten students in a Power Over Prejudice club that is sponsored by Beth Miller, CMS Media Specialist and Mimi Gamel, CMS Graduation Coach. 14 My Roswell | november 2011

Roswell Paint Out winners, with Roswell Mayor Jere Wood, Kevin Bamford — Bank of North Georgia and Roswell city council members.

High Meadows Students Learn About Government


S C H O O L

Private Schools Blessed Trinity Catholic High School

Fellowship Christian High School

Cottage School

High Meadows School

Chrysalis Experiential Academy

Porter School

Fellowship Christian Academy

Village Montessori School

678-277-9083 www.bttitans.org

770-641-8688 www.cottageschool.org

770-993-1650 www.fellowshipschools.org 770-993-2940 www.highmeadows.org

(770) 649-7077 www.chrysalisexp.org

770-992-4975 www.fellowshipschools.org

770-594-1313 www.porterschool.com 770-552-0834 www.vmschool.com

Public Schools Fulton County School District: www.fultonschools.org | (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

Mountain Park Elementary

Elkins Pointe Middle

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

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

River Eves Elementary

Northwestern Middle

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

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

Roswell North Elementary

High Schools

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

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

Mimosa Elementary

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

Roswell High

Middle Schools

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

Crabapple Middle

Other Centers

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

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

2011 — 2012 Calendar at a Glance November 23 — 25

School Holiday

December 23 — January 3

School Holiday

Teacher Workday — Students off

Cafeteria account information: www.mealpayplus.com Parent Connect: www.fultonschools.org/parent_connect.htm

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

Sweet Apple Elementary

Hillside Elementary

January 4

Milton High

Crossroads/Second Chance North 791 Mimosa Boulevard Roswell, GA 30075 (770) 552-6334 Principal: Dennis Kostulakos (interim)

Local Colleges & Universities Georgia Perimeter College

Strayer University

(404) 413-7878 www.gpc.edu

(770) 650-3000 strayeru.com

The Art Institute of Atlanta

University of Phoenix Atlanta Campus

(770) 394-8300 artinstitutes.edu

(678) 731-0555 www.phoenix.edu

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SPORTS HBMS PTA Host 1st Annual 5K Hustle

Holcomb Bridge Middle School, 2700 Holcomb Bridge Road, PTA is launching its first annual Holcomb Bridge Hustle 5K on Saturday, November 12th at 8 a.m. Sponsored by the City of Roswell and Big Peach Running Company, this cornerstone event will start and finish at Holcomb Bridge Middle School, traveling down the Holcomb Bridge Road corridor to East Roswell Park and back. Pre- and post-race festivities will include instructor led stretching and warm up, DJ entertainment, post race snacks and beverages, an awards ceremony, corporate sponsor tables and more. Over 300 participants, including experienced runners, novice athletes, walkers, families and children of all ages are expected to participate. All proceeds from the event will benefit academic enrichment activities at the school. “We are very excited to be the host of an event that will benefit both Holcomb Bridge Middle School and the Roswell community as a whole,” said Principal Joy Schroerlucke. “Local businesses, cluster schools and community volunteers have expressed great enthusiasm to become involved. We appreciate their willingness to give back to their local school and neighborhood.”

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Front row (left to right): Holcomb Bridge Middle School PTA Co-President Sally Gay, 5K Hustle Co-Chairs Mike Buteau and Michelle Allario. Back row: Principal Joy Schroerlucke, 5K Hustle Co-Chair Susie Wall, Holcomb Bridge Middle School PTA Co-President Lulu Edmondson.


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In the Community

Under the

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Albers Named Legislator of the Year The Georgia State Firefighters Association (GSFA) and the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs (GAFC) recently named State Senator John Albers as their Legislator of the Year for 2011. Senator Albers, a fourth generation volunteer firefighter, was selected for his tireless work on behalf of the Georgia fire service this past session of the Georgia General Assembly. “On behalf of fire chief’s across Georgia, I cannot thank Senator Albers enough for his efforts this past session,” said David Kimbrell, President of the GAFC. A freshman legislator, appointed to serve on the Senate Public Safety Committee, Albers was quick to distinguish himself as a leader on public safety issues and a strong advocate for the fire service. Albers sponsored SB 155, the Jarrett Little Act, which sought to ensure that the families and dependants of firefighters killed in the line of duty were properly compensated for their loss. Scott Carter, President of the GSFA said, “It is rare to see a freshman legislator be willing to stand up and take the lead on an important issue like public safety and that’s exactly what John Albers did.”

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Senator Albers pictured with Chiefs Kimbrell and Carter.

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 john.albers@senate.ga.gov.


The Bradshaw Farm Women’s Club will host its annual Christmas Tour of Homes on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4 from 1 — 6 p.m. This is the largest fundraiser for the Club; proceeds will benefit several Cherokee County charities, local sheriff and fire departments, local schools, and a scholarship to a Sequoyah High School graduating senior. The cost of the tour is $15 per person and is open to anyone twelve years and older. Tickets may be purchased beginning November 1 from The Chamber House Fine Gifts and Home Decor in Canton and Three Sisters Gifts & Home Accents in Hickory Flat. In Woodstock tickets may be purchased at Pineapple Park, House and Garden Boutique and Christine’s. Tickets may also be purchased on the days of the tour at the Bradshaw Farm Community Clubhouse on Clubhouse Drive from 12:30 until 6 p.m. The Bradshaw Farm Women’s Club will serve light refreshments at the Clubhouse. In addition to the five beautiful homes to visit, for the first time since the beginning of the annual tour, local businesses, artisans and cottage vendors will provide a Christmas Boutique for locating perfect, unique gifts, available at the Brewer and Sullivan homes. Co-chairs for the 2011 Bradshaw Farm Christmas Tour are Sandra Ergle and Frieda Matthews., 2011— 2012 Bradshaw Farm Women’s Club co-presidents are Barbara Brewer and Donna-Kay Sullivan. For more information please email bradshawfarmchristmastour@comcast.net.

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CITY HALL Community Volunteer

by Mayor Jere Wood From time to time citizens ask me how they can volunteer to help the city. My answer to those folks is, “Do what you enjoy doing and what you think needs to be done.” No one will continue in a volunteer position or accomplish anything if he or she doesn’t believe in and find satisfaction in what they have volunteered to do. In

my experience as a volunteer, I have made friends, developed business and political contacts, learned how to lead, and had fun working within my community.

Jere Wood is the mayor of Roswell. You may contact him at mayorwood@roswellgov.com or visit www.roswellgov.com for more information.

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Roswell. Without volunteers, the civic, charitable, and religious organizations that enrich our lives, help us when we need it most, and bring our community together could not afford to operate. Even if they could, without volunteers, they would not have the commitment, passion, or connection which our city volunteers bring with them. The best way to illustrate the important role volunteers play in Roswell organizations is to try to imagine our city without them. Without volunteer coaches, Roswell’s Recreation Department could not afford to offer youth programs. Without the efforts of Keep Roswell Beautiful, litter would accumulate along our streets. Without the Drake House, Find a Way Home, and Habitat for Humanity, families in need wouldn’t have local help. North Fulton Senior Services would have to cut back on Wheels for Meals for our elder population. The Roswell Historical Society would not be there to pass on stories of early Roswell. The Chattahoochee Nature Center would not be there to protect and teach about our environment. The Roswell Ensemble Theater would close down. The Roswell Woman’s Club, Rotary, Kiwanis, and Lions Club would all cease to meet. Cultural and Arts programs would be discontinued. Our schools would not have the support of PTAs. And our churches would only be open on Sundays.

If you are helping our community as a volunteer, I want to thank you for all that you do. If you have not volunteered, try it. If you have volunteered in the past, but didn’t find it worthwhile, I urge you to try it again. You may have volunteered for the wrong job. If you have time, please consider volunteering for one of the many wonderful organizations in Roswell and giving back to your community. For more information on local volunteer opportunities, please go to the Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau website at www.visitroswellga.com/include-new/npo-09-2011.pdf

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Experience a warm, engaging afternoon with ladies in period clothing serving a two course tea in candlelight. Teas will begin at 4 p.m.; reservations required. (770) 992-1731

December 3, 4 Gingerbread Christmas — Smith Plantation Four 30-minute workshops, for children 5 and up, are scheduled at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and at 1 and 2 p.m. Each includes preparing and decorating Christmas themed cookies. Participants assist with baking the cookies over the open hearth at the plantation’s outdoor cookhouse. Children will also prepare a craft to take home. Each workshop is limited to 10 children; reservations required; $10 per child. (770) 641--3978.

December 10 Southern Triology Candlelight Tour

Other December Activities

December 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16 Christmas High Tea — Bulloch Hall

Visit all three homes in beautiful candlelight and enjoy festive holiday decorations, children’s activities, seasonal treats, and entertainment. Admission is $20 at the door for adults and $10 at the door for children. www.southerntrilogy.com

December 17 Christmas for Kids — Bulloch Hall A non-stop holiday fun event for ages 5 – 11, Yule log hunt, candy cane hunt, Christmas crafts, light snack, storytelling by “Queen Glitter,” and a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Reservations are required. (770) 992-1731

December 17, 18 Cookies with Mrs. Claus — Barrington Hall The 75-minute workshop will begin with writing special letters to Santa while cookies are cooling. Then, with some help from Mrs. Claus, children, 4 and up, will decorate the cookies with seasonal icing, colored sugars and other festive décor. They will be provided special containers to transport their cookies home. The workshop will conclude with a very special postman. Call for reservations, cost is $5 per child. (770) 640--3855

December 21 Reenactment of Mittie Bulloch’s 1853 Wedding — Bulloch Hall Mittie Bulloch married Theodore Roosevelt Sr. and became the parents of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States. Enjoy a reenactment of the 1853 wedding then visit each room which presents a snippet of the goings on in the mid 1800s. Ladies discuss the fashion of the day while the gentlemen talk about the events of the times. Reservations required; 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. (770) 992-1731

Christmas Past Traditions Christmas is a time of year when families get together; traditions handed down through the years are enjoyed by the young and old. Your favorite Christmas ornaments are hung on the tree, recalling how each ornament came to hold a special meaning for your family. I remember earlier Christmas’ when the relatives would get together at our home, my brothers and sisters would reenact the Christmas story; my older sister played the clarinet, my older brother read the Christmas story, I was one of the shepherds, another brother was one of the wise men, and my little sister and brother were Mary and Joseph (sometimes it came in handy to have so many brothers and sisters). We would entertain family before opening our presents – it was a time honored tradition which is still carried on by some of our nieces and nephews. The Roswell historic homes have traditions each Christmas season, decorating each home with special care of Christmas’ past. Take time this year to begin a new tradition at your home – visit the historic homes and learn how Christmas was celebrated many years ago.

A Very Southern Christmas at Barrington Hall From fireworks to fruit cake, from Christmas bags to the Pink Pig, explore the many unique traditions that make Christmas in the South a truly memorable experience. Barrington Hall will be dressed in the finest traditional Christmas finery and may just become your newest favorite Southern Christmas custom!

“All I Want for Christmas Is. . .” at The Archibald Smith Plantation Decorated for the holiday in the theme “All I Want for Christmas Is. . .” by Roswell Garden Club. The many rooms of the historic Smith Plantation will be filled with timeless wishes from the past along with vibrant colors, whimsical trees and countless memories for all.

“A Christmas Carol” at Bulloch Hall Bulloch Hall will portray Charles Dickens’ tale, “A Christmas Carol” through decorations. Each room will show the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and what happens to him on that fateful Christmas Eve, in the early 1840’s Bulloch Hall 180 Bulloch Avenue Barrington Hall 535 Barrington Drive The Archibald Smith Plantation 935 Alpharetta Street The homes will be open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sundays from 1 – 4 p.m. (closed December 25 and 26 and January 1 – 6). Self-guided tours: $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6 ages 6-18. (678) 639-7500 www.footprintspublishing.com 21


NATIONAL LUNG CANCER Awareness Month

By Patti Owen, MN, RN, director of oncology services, Northside Hospital

November is National Lung Cancer Awareness month — do you know how to lower your risk for this disease? As one of the most frequently treated forms of cancer at Northside Hospital, lung cancer is the deadliest cancer in both men and women. Each year, more people die of the disease than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. Ironically, our biggest cancer killer is preventable. The more you know about lung cancer, the better chance you have against the disease and for maintaining the quality of life that is important to you. Why is Lung Cancer so Serious? Lung cancer is hard to detect in its early stages. Symptoms usually don’t appear until the disease is advanced and, in many cases, it’s found only when the person undergoes an X-ray for another reason. Symptoms vary from person to person, but may include: • A persistent or intense cough • Coughing up blood or phlegm tinged with blood • Harsh sounds accompanying breathing • Recurrent lung problems such as bronchitis or pneumonia • Shortness of breath Georgia’s Leader in Cancer Care As a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Centers Program, the Northside Hospital offers a comprehensive treatment process that encompasses the entire cancer experience — from education, prevention and screening to diagnosis and treatment, research, support and survivorship. For more information, visit www.northside.com.

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True or False? If I don’t smoke, I’m not at risk for lung cancer. False. You CAN get lung cancer if even you never smoked. Your lungs are the gateway for the air your body uses and anything that you breathe in can affect your health. Though smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, it is not the only one. Approximately 13 percent of lung cancer cases are caused by other culprits. • Radon – The second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., radon is a colorless and odorless gas that occurs naturally in soil. It can seep up into a home, office building or school through gaps or cracks in floors or walls. • Industrial exposures – Working with certain hazardous materials, such as asbestos, uranium, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, nickel and some petroleum products is especially dangerous. • Arsenic – High levels of arsenic, a poison used to kill weeds and pests, in drinking water may increase the risk of lung cancer. • Air Pollution – In some cities, air pollution (air with traces of diesel exhaust, coal products and other industrial substances) may slightly increase the risk of lung cancer. • Family History – A family history of lung cancer may indicate a higher risk of developing the disease. Early Detection is Key It’s important to maintain annual check-ups to stay healthy. Discuss any symptoms or health changes with your doctor and follow up on your doctor’s recommendations for screening and treatments to ensure you stay cancer free.


WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE? Keep Reading

by Jeff Kincaid, DMD, MS Almost 50 percent of adults do not seek orthodontic treatment due to embarrassment about how braces would look! Also, according to surveys by the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry:

Obviously, based on these surveys, people want straight teeth and a pretty smile, but are waiting for a more appealing way to accomplish it. Straightening teeth without wearing braces is not an impossible dream anymore for older teenagers and adults. Today I’ll address your concerns and introduce you to Invisalign.

Dr. Jeff Kincaid is a specialist in orthodontics and owner of Kincaid Orthodontics in Woodstock and Roswell. Visit his Website at www.kincaidsmiles.com.

• Only 46 percent of adults are “very satisfied” with the appearance of their teeth, down from 57 percent in a previous survey. • More than 92 percent of adults agree that an attractive smile is an important social asset. • 74 percent agree that an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for career success. • Nearly 88 percent say they always remember someone with

an especially attractive smile. • 85 percent agree that an unattractive smile makes a person less appealing to people of the opposite sex.

1. “I don’t want to wear braces at my age.” With Invisalign, you don’t wear braces. Instead, your teeth are straightened by wearing a series of virtually invisible plastic aligners. Almost no one can tell you’ve got the aligners on (unless you tell them). 2. “It’ll be too much trouble.” Treatment with Invisalign is easy. You’ll receive a series of clear aligners which you’ll wear for about two weeks at a time. You wear them all the time, except when you are eating, drinking anything but water, brushing, and flossing. continued on page 46

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UNDERSTANDING ARE YOU FEEDING Your Child’s Dental Condition

by Vishant Nath, DMD

The last thing that you want to hear at your child’s dental visit is that treatment is needed. Everyone wants to hear the dentist say “Your child has no cavities; see you in six months!” Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. So what’s the best advice when your child needs dental treatment? Read on!

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

When your child is diagnosed with the need for dental treatment, it is very important that the parents: (1) Understand why the treatment is needed; and (2) Have trust in the child’s dentist to best diagnose the treatment. In most cases, when treatment is prescribed in children, time is of the essence. Primary, or baby teeth, are softer than permanent or adult teeth. Because of this, decay can often spread quickly in children. This means that it’s important to get your child’s dental treatment completed in a timely manner. You want to walk away from any diagnosis understanding what your child’s dentist is prescribing regarding treatment, and why they are taking this approach. If you do not understand, make it a point to ask lots of questions so that you understand exactly what the issue is and how the dentist is recommending it be treated. Even if you plan to get a second opinion (which is highly recommended), ask lots of questions. This is a good time to educate yourself. There may be different ways to treat dental issues. The information you receive by asking questions may help you to decide which approach you are most comfortable with regarding your child’s dental treatment. If you do plan to get a second opinion, make sure that you get the second opinion quickly. If you wait too long, your child’s need for treatment may worsen, which will mean that the dentists are not comparing the same situation, and therefore their diagnoses could differ.

Your Brain?

by LaCretia Munroe, MS, DC The brain needs three things to survive, oxygen, glucose Dr. LaCretia Munroe specializes in sports chiropractic, functional and activation. Most people neurology, and metabolic solutions. can understand that the brain Providing exceptional care for difficult needs oxygen, without it you cases. Call the office at (770) 7200865 or visit www.ahealthybody.com. would die in about 4 minutes. Activation is in the form of exercise and stimulation to send sensory information from the joints and muscles of the arms and legs; and the eyes and ears; to the brain. Glucose is a simple sugar which is a major source of energy for most cells of the body, including the brain. In fact glucose is the only food the brain can use, yet most people do not feed their brain. I am surprised at how many of my patients skip breakfast altogether, or eat around 10 o’clock in the morning. Most people really don’t think about it, but sleep is a fasting state, meaning that we do not feed our brain while we are sleeping. If we go to bed at 10 p.m. and get up and eat at 7 a.m. that is 9 hours that our brain has not had any food. If our kids get up and skip breakfast and don’t eat until lunch which is around 12 noon; that is 14 hours without food for their brain. And yet we all expect our kids to make all A’s or B’s, have a great attitude, never get moody, and have tons of energy. So when they get a C, get moody, lie around on the couch, and never feel like doing anything, ask yourself, what did they have to eat that day? Let’s put it this way. I decide to take my kids camping. We have a great time and now it is time to call it a night. I throw some logs on the fire to keep it going so I will have embers in the morning. When I wake up I have two choices. I can add some wood to the embers to get the fire going again or I can go on a hike and let the fire die. I can let it die, (not eating breakfast), and then have to start all over. Or I can get up and add wood to the fire (eating breakfast) so it will burn hot and strong all day.

After you have found a dentist whom you are comfortable with and trust to perform your child’s treatment, it is most important to schedule treatment in a timely manner. If you wait too long, the decay may worsen, and the diagnosis may need to change.

When I add wood to the fire I can add small sticks and leaves, which is like eating a pop tart or donut, a simple sugar that will burn up and not last long. Or I can put an oak log on the fire, putting an oak log on the fire would be like eating protein for breakfast. Good sources of protein would be two eggs, a chicken biscuit, bacon, or a protein shake. Now my fire will burn hot and long and it will get me to lunch without burning out.

Remember that every dentist gets a similar education in dental

I can keep adding small logs throughout the day (like having

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It’s

amazing to thin k that the holid ays are just around the corner! Shopping, compa ny parties, spec ial dinners, family gatherin gs…the coming m on ths are full of festiv ities and busyne ss . Le t our community businesses simpl ify so me of the holiday hu stle and bustle — st ay local! Whether it’s that perfect gift for that special someone , preparing your home for holiday guests, holiday help in th e kitchen or festive holiday en tertainment, M y Roswell Monthly’s 2011 Holiday Guide has just what you need to take care of your holiday to-do list and check it twice! Let the Holiday Guide take you from “naughty” to “nice!”

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(770) 579-6442 www.maids.com

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(770) 640-3253 www.visitroswellga.com

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Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance (770) 998-0259 www.tysod.com

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LaVida Massage

(770) 740-0654 | alpharetta.ga.lavidamassage.com

Three out of four people have never had a massage. Generally, most people say that they don’t have time …not aware of the benefits… too expensive. Some (mostly men) are just uncomfortable with the spa or resort atmosphere. LaVida Massage Centers are different. LaVida caters to busy lifestyles; they are open seven days a week and offer extended hours. They feature a full range of therapeutic massage, facial and cosmetic services that are focused on reducing stress, and improving health and well being. As soon as you walk into a LaVida Massage Center, you enter a haven that is warm, inviting and gender neutral. Once you go behind the glass doors in the lobby to the treatment rooms, everything else that may be troubling you can be left behind. The only thing that you have to think about is relaxing and enjoying the experience.

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At LaVida Massage, they believe that therapeutic massage is essential to living a healthy lifestyle and that everyone should have the option of massage, facials and cosmetic services as part of their personal care regimen. There’s no denying the power of massage. No matter how massage is described (therapeutic, rejuvenating, pampering) or the reasons that we receive it (stress release, pain management or treating yourself), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in our healthcare regimen. “Studies have shown that 70 percent of massage treatments are for medical reasons and 30 percent is because they love it,” said Duane Goodwin. The Alpharetta massage center is a spacious 4,000 square foot facility that features two couples rooms, nine individual treatment rooms and four aesthetics/specialty rooms. When you finish your session, your positive experience will continue as you realize the incredible value. New clients

receive a 60-minute massage session for just $39.95 or they can upgrade to a 90-minute session for just $59.95. Couples can receive a 60-minute session for $79.95 on their initial visit. We also offer our Signature Facial to new clients for $49.95. “The Life” Benefits program is a “No Contract” program that can be used for massage, facials and other cosmetic services and can be shared with a family member for no additional cost; if you come in more than once a month you will receive additional discounts on each session; unused sessions rollover and you receive discounts on products. “The Life” benefits program starts at $49.95 per month for a 60-minute session. For the holidays, LaVida is offering great specials on Gift Cards — buy a $50 gift card and get a free $10 gift certificate; buy $100 in gift cards and receive a free $25 certificate and if you buy three $50 gift cards you will receive a gift certificate for a free massage.


City of

Alpharetta & Roswell For your happiest holiday memories ever, make Alpharetta and Roswell your destinations this year. The Alpharetta and Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVB) have made it easy for you to enjoy shopping, dining, exploring, and celebrating during the holiday season by publishing the guide Holidays along the Divine 9, which includes over 84 special events and activities marking the season. The activities will take place in the two downtown areas off Highway 9, which runs from the river in Roswell northward through Alpharetta. All along the route, which includes the picturesque downtowns with shops, galleries, and restaurants galore, you’ll find an array of activities to please every member of the family. Take a holiday cooking class or enjoy high tea. Delight in a reenactment of the 1853 wedding of Theodore Roosevelt

and Mittie Bulloch. Explore beautiful historic homes by candlelight or take a hair-raising ghost tour. Marvel at performances of The Nutcracker, Babes in Toyland and A Christmas Carol. See the shopping districts come alive with storefront displays, twinkling lights, festive music and the spirit of the season.

friendly to romantic, there’s one that’s just right for you.

Many of Alpharetta’s special events will take place in the downtown historic district featuring Santa sightings, a special holiday farmers market and the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Roswell will offer a multitude of historic and cultural events, caroling and its own Lighting of the Town Square. Workshops, musical performances, charitable events, dance, theatre, open houses and so much more will be abundant along the Divine 9. Make your holidays more carefree and relaxing by planning a getaway at one of the area’s 33 conveniently located hotels. From ritzy to relaxed, family

For more information, please contact the Alpharetta or Roswell CVB, stop by one of the welcome centers to pick up your free copy of Holidays along the Divine 9 or download it at www.divine9ga.com.

There is so much to offer in Roswell and Alpharetta at any time of the year, but experiencing the Divine 9 during the holidays is a very special treat. Visit us this year to make this holiday celebration one to remember!

Alpharetta Welcome Center

(678) 297-0102 178 South Main Street in downtown Alpharetta www.awesomealpharetta.com

Roswell Visitors Center

(770) 640-3253 617 Atlanta Street on the Square in Roswell www.visitroswellga.com

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The Tolbert Yilmaz by Michelle Martin

When Nancy Tolbert Yilmaz opened Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance (TYSOD) more than 30 years ago with partner Mary Lynn Taylor, she couldn’t imagine they would play a role in helping to develop all-star talents like Michaela Lackey, the reigning Miss Georgia, and Mitchell Kelly, a finalist of the “So You Think You Can Dance” TV show. But she’s hardly surprised, given the talent of the dancers over the years. “Many of our graduates have received dance scholarships and have been selected to professional dance companies,” Yilmaz says. TYSOD first opened in 1979 on Canton Street in Roswell, in an old home that Yilmaz and Taylor had renovated into a studio; they relocated in 1998 to Alpharetta Street. Today, the dance studio features 12,000 square feet that includes five state-of-the-art studios, rehearsal space, dressing rooms and

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School of Dance

offices. “There were little if any dance classes being offered in the area when we opened,” Yilmaz says. “We anticipated having 75-85 students the first year, but we registered 350 on the first day of Open House! And we’ve grown and grown ever since.” TYSOD offers dance instruction for ages 2 through adults, from beginner’s to professional level, in ballet; tap; jazz; modern dance; lyrical; acrobatics; hiphop; creative movement; and Zumba. Current enrollment exceeds 900 in 119 classes per week. The school also directs the Roswell Dance Theatre, a pre-professional company formed in 1985 for dancers 10-19 years old. Yilmaz says the dance company has performed internationally, including during the opening and closing ceremonies for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and during halftime at the Orange Bowl. “We’ll also be performing ‘The Nutcracker’ November 30-December 4 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center.

A special breakfast performance on December 3 will feature a visit from Santa!” Tickets are on sale now. Yilmaz believes the faculty and staff make TYSOD so special and successful. In the beginning, it was just her and Taylor; now, there are 18 faculty members, four staff and a pianist. “We have one of the most talented and gifted group of teachers in the country,” she says. “We work hard to teach with a positive attitude that encourages students, and as a result the community has been very supportive. I’ve been offered many jobs with larger dance companies. But, my family has been in Roswell for five generations. Roswell is home and always will be.” The Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance 10400-D Alpharetta Street, Roswell (770) 998-0259 | www.tysod.com *Member of Regional Dance Association (RDA) and Southeastern Regional Ballet Association (SERBA)


The Maids (770) 579-6442 | www.maids.com

When you see one of THE MAIDS’ brilliant yellow cars in someone’s driveway, you know that homeowner has chosen to take housecleaning permanently off their plate in a definitive and satisfying way. For more than twenty years, North Fulton and East Cobb residents have found THE MAIDS to be the solution to their search for the “right” home cleaning service. Thoroughness, dependability and professional staff have been the hallmarks of their efforts. Their customer focus has given them recognition locally, nationally and internationally for being simply “the best.” THE MAIDS pioneered environmentally friendly cleaning in 1995. Their elimination of chlorine and ammonia from their system along with the introduction of multi-stage high filtration vacuums set the industry standard of “cleaning for health.” Their professional staff and 100 percent

satisfaction guarantee offers clients the opportunity to comfortably let THE MAIDS into their home while they are at work, out of town, or simply too busy to be there. Their “always supervised” teams of three to four people have allowed thousands of customers to trust them with their alarm codes and house keys. Third party fidelity bonding and complete insurance coverage add confidence for homeowners with exceptional homes and furnishings. THE MAIDS is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Business and also a Roswell Woman’s Club Preferred Vendor. The International Franchise Association has awarded THE MAIDS of North Fulton and East Cobb their Distinguished Achievement Award. THE MAIDS International has given them several awards including the Special Award for Customer Focus as well as Franchise of the Year as the best overall operation in all of

THE MAIDS’ franchise system. More importantly, locally in 2010 and 2011, they have been voted by consumers as “Best Maid Service of the Northside,” “North Fulton’s Reader’s Choice for Best Maid Service,” and “North Fulton’s Favorite Maid Service.” You’ll see tracks of THE MAIDS throughout East Cobb and North Fulton. They proudly display license plates on each of their yellow cars supporting Breast Cancer Research. In addition to their work with The Roswell Woman’s Club and Friends of Bulloch Hall, they are involved in many local schools and charities, and are members of the Chamber of Commerce. If you have a favorite charity or school that you support, THE MAIDS would like to hear from you. THE MAIDS is always ready to help, especially during the busy holiday season. Give the gift of a healthy home to those special people on your gift list. Just call THE MAIDS!

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Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails (770) 817-0161 | www.miltonscuisine.com

Looking for a cozy date night setting? The girls need a night out together? Planning a holiday gathering for family or friends? Nestled in the heart of the five points of Crabapple’s Historic District you will find Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails, the perfect venue for the perfect evening. Milton’s décor has artful edge while maintaining a welcoming, inviting atmosphere complete with fireplaces, outdoor seating and intimate dining areas. Keeping with the rural character of the area, the 150 year-old farmhouse and 1930’s cottage were preserved and restored with classic elements and charming details. Make yourself comfortable outside as you enjoy the twinkling lights and lanterns, sipping one of Milton’s signature cocktails or a selection from their extensive wine list. Begin your culinary experience with Sweet Potato

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& Shrimp Fritters or an assortment of artisanal cheeses with seasonal accompaniments. The combination of their old world setting and Chef Boyd A. Rose’s culinary style of upscale “New Southern Cuisine” provides guests with the perfect representation of true southern hospitality. Creating a quaint setting for an enjoyable dining experience, Milton’s entices your palette with their exquisite menu selections. Chef Rose began his culinary education as a child watching his grandmother, mother and aunt create southern meals from their kitchens in Huntsville, Alabama. When he outgrew his education at home, he headed to Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, S.C. He found his cooking roots at home and the culinary styles of Charleston’s Low Country were very similar. “It’s

all about the mixing of flavors and the blending of textures that brought the two styles of cooking together,” explains Rose. Before joining Milton’s, he had the pleasure of working with Chef Robert Carter at the famous Peninsula Grill and Chef Frank McMahon at Hank’s Seafood. Rose believes simplicity is the key to enjoyable food. Satisfy your cravings with any number of “enjoyable food” selections from Milton’s exceptional menu. Milton’s brings a distinctly unique dining experience throughout the holiday season with its boutique event rooms. The restaurant provides the flexibility of being able to handle groups up to 100 daily for lunch or as small as 8 to 40 nightly. Whether it’s for a social or corporate occasion, contact Heather Testerman at heather@miltonscuisine.com or (678) 431-8753.


Giovanni

Hair Care Systems

(770) 992-8009 | www.giohairsystems.com

Nestled in a quiet office park in historic Roswell you will find Giovanni Hair Care Systems, a professional hair salon which specializes in a variety of custom designed hair replacement techniques for both men and women, all of which are non-surgical and drug-free. Owner and hair addition specialist Deborah Hill has been serving the Buckhead and Sandy Springs area since 1989. She is now serving the Roswell community in her newly renovated office, which offers private styling rooms along with a cozy atmosphere.

membership fees, etc. Contracts are not mandatory, although no interest service programs are available. Deborah understands that hair plays an important role in protecting the scalp and enhancing a person’s appearance, as well as their confidence and self-esteem. She genuinely cares about making sure you look your best, and believes that when it comes to how you look and feel, you deserve to have high quality professional options available at a reasonable price. Call for a no obligation, complimentary consultation today! You’ll be glad you did!

Deborah has years of experience with several different products and application techniques which she will customize specifically for your needs. Her service, quality and price is highly competitive and she offers a 30 day trial ...you do not pay inflated prices to support corporate executives, national advertising campaigns,

Tom Mullins offers Professional Muscle Therapy by appointment. Tom specializes in structural, injury, deep tissue and sports massage. He may be able to help if you suffer from dull, stabbing, shooting, or pinching pain, tingling or numbness, or limited range of motion or difficulty moving during normal daily activities or

exercise. Tom provides a beneficial massage that targets specific areas of your body and will also help you to identify and correct certain habits that may be contributing factors. His goal is simply to improve your quality of life by reducing your aches and pains and increasing your ability to move comfortably. If you have considered exploring the options available for your hair restoration needs, call Giovanni Hair Care Systems. Deborah will give you a free consultation, as well as $100 off your first hair system, and all of her products and services are 100 percent guaranteed. Tom will also offer a half price muscle therapy treatment for your first visit. Give Deborah or Tom a call today at (770) 992-8009 to schedule an appointment, or visit the website at www.giohairsystems.com to read testimonials from some of their very satisfied clients, and for more information about their services.Â

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The holiday season is drawing close and you have visions of your children running to the Christmas tree to see what Santa has left for them. Perhaps you are thinking about all the cookies you will be making for friends and relatives, as well as the wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners you are planning for your family. Some children in our area will not have a gift from Santa nor will their families enjoy a special Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner — unless we all help! My Roswell Monthly has contacted several organizations within our community that could use a “Helping Hand” to make sure that families can celebrate the holidays just as you will be doing. Listed are several organizations to which you could volunteer time, effort, or funds to assist in making the season a little brighter for all. We hope this list is helpful as you consider your participation in giving during this holiday season. Foster Care Support Foundation, Inc. Foster Care Support Foundation, Inc. (FCSF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting thousands of Georgia’s foster and displaced children by providing free clothes, toys and infant-care equipment. During the holiday season and all year round, Foster Care Support Foundation is in need of new, like new, and gently worn clothing for preemie sizes to size 24; underwear, socks, and shoes which are new unless they are infant sizes; toys in great repair; and boys pants and sneakers. FCSF also accepts gifts such as CDs for teens and hand-held games. Monetary donations and sponsorships for its operation and support are crucial, as well as its All Kids Count benefit, to be held March 10, 2012, in helping FCSF continue the programs that provide this essential resource for at-risk children. Volunteers are needed to help organize, sort items, babysit, and fill orders to ship to children who visit or who are unable to visit the center. Items not needed or used for children that are in excellent condition such as furniture, household décor, and quality adult clothing is placed in the Fostering Hope Bargain Resale shop, 1425 Market Blvd., Suite 340, Roswell, where 100% of the sales go to support the FCSF programs and the children. For more information, to be a sponsor, or to volunteer, contact Foster Care Support Foundation, Inc. at (770) 641-9591, email help@fostercares.org or visit www.fostercares.org.

Senior Services North Fulton Senior Services North Fulton is more than just Meals on Wheels. All programs and services are offered to seniors without regard to their income level. Senior Services, a nonprofit organization, raises funds to support its programs with an annual fundraiser. Art from the Heart for Seniors Gala will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Atlanta Athletic Club, 1930 Bobby Jones Drive, Johns Creek from 6:30 – 11 p.m. For more information please call (770) 993-1906 or visit their website at www.ssnorthfulton.org. The organization provides a wide range of services to help people over the age of 60 maintain their independence and vitality. From personal care assistance and respite care to transportation for therapy and doctor appointments, Senior Services is a resource for seniors, caregivers and families. Three neighborhood senior centers offer exercise, trips, and a wide range of activities to keep seniors engaged and involved in the community. Through Senior Services North

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Fulton’s Angel Tree and Days of Service programs, seniors are not forgotten and opportunities for intergenerational activities and community involvement are offered. Visitors are always welcome, so please stop by or call one of the centers: Roswell Neighborhood Senior Center, 1250 Warsaw Road, (770) 6401583; Alpharetta Neighborhood Senior Center at the Crabapple Government Center, 12624 Broadwell Road, (770) 751-9397; Sandy Springs Neighborhood Senior Center at the Dorothy Benson Multipurpose Complex, 6500 Vernon Woods Drive, Bldg. C, (404) 705-4904. The administrative office is located at 490 Sun Valley Drive, Suite 202, Roswell.

Fulton County DFCS The Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) have approximately 1,000 children in its custody who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. Fulton County DFCS invites the community to participate in the “Joy of Sharing” program. The office is seeking donors to assist in meeting the holiday wishes of children ages 1 – 21 who are served by the agency. Wish lists for these children will be filled through monetary donations and donated gifts by individuals, businesses, or community organizations. When a child is matched with a donor, the donor will receive the child’s name, age, and three items from his or her special “Wish List.” Fulton County DFCS requests that all gifts be delivered to its office during the week of November 28 – December 2. Monetary donations are used to purchase gifts for children not matched, and to meet the department’s ongoing needs throughout the year. You may send your donations to 515 Fairburn Road, Suite 460, Atlanta, GA 30331. For more information, please contact Delores Battle, Fulton County DFCS at (404) 699-4387 or dsbattle@dhr.state.ga.us.

Children’s Restoration Network Children’s Restoration Network (CRN) is a non-profit agency focusing on homeless children in the North Fulton community and metro Atlanta by meeting the children’s basic needs and providing a broad range of positive experiences for the children and their mothers. During November, Children’s Restoration Network encourages churches, neighborhoods, businesses, and community organizations to conduct food drives for CRN. CRN can provide you with boxes, signs, and flyers that you need for your collection. Our goal is to collect 275


turkeys and all of the trimmings for a bountiful Thanksgiving meal. Due to limited cold storage space, we are asking for $15 and $20 gift cards in lieu of turkeys; however, all turkeys will be accepted and very much appreciated. Volunteers are needed to pick up and sort the food collected by the food drives, or to serve the mid-day meal on Thanksgiving Day at one of several shelters or group homes. If you would like to participate on Thanksgiving Day, CRN asks that you prepare a ham or turkey at home to bring with you; all other food will be prepared at the shelter or group home. During the Christmas season, CRN will begin its 12 Days of Caring program to provide new clothes, new toys, and other gifts to the children. To participate in the 12 Days of Caring, you may donate new clothes and new toys to CRN’s toy and gift drive, or you can adopt a shelter and/or group home. Adopting a shelter or group home is recommended for churches, businesses, or community organizations to provide gifts for children in the shelter or group home. Shelters and group homes that CRN works with provide housing for as few as six children to more than 100 at any one location, and CRN can match up an organization with a shelter depending on the number of children the organization can comfortably provide gifts for. CRN will also sponsor a wrapping party the weekend before Christmas to wrap gifts for shelters and group homes that have not been adopted. If you are looking for a family volunteer opportunity, the wrapping party is a great way for families to volunteer together. Wrapping supplies are provided, but extra wrapping paper and tape is appreciated. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Children’s Restoration Network at www.ChildRN.org or call (770) 649-7117.

North Fulton Community Charities North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) works to prevent homeless in North Fulton County by assisting families with rent, utilities, transportation, food, clothing, medicine and other basic needs during short term emergencies and long term financial distress. In 2010, over 5,000 families living in the North Fulton area received emergency assistance. This includes the cities of Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Mountain Park, and Milton. In addition, NFCC provides special programs throughout the year to help preserve family traditions and relieve the financial stress for these families. The largest of the programs is the Holiday Program. NFCC needs volunteers, new and gently used warm coats, Thanksgiving food donations, family and senior sponsors, and new toy donations. For more information or to sign up to help, visit www.nfccholiday.org, email NFCC at holiday@nfcchelp.org or call (770) 640-0399 ext. 218.

The Drake House The Drake House is a crisis residential assessment center for homeless women and children in the north metro Atlanta area, offering immediate residential housing and programs designed to provide stability for the children and assist the family in working toward housing self-sufficiency. Women and children are quickly becoming the fastest growing homeless population, and The Drake House is the only agency offering an emergency residential program in this area. The Drake House is in need of volunteers year-round including mentors, administrative assistance, and facility maintenance. The Drake House also accepts donations for its food pantry as well as gift card donations for gas stations, hair salons, grocery stores, and retail locations such as Wal-Mart. For more information or to volunteer, please contact The Drake House at (770) 587-4712 ext. 305.

Roswell, across the street from Roswell United Methodist Church. Volunteers are needed to accept and sort donated items and to assist buyers in the store. Donations of gently used women’s clothing, shoes and accessories will be accepted at the store at the drive up entrance. For more information or to volunteer, please contact The Drake House at (770) 587-4712 ext. 305.

Operation Christmas Child A program offered through Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child, brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations through gift-filled shoe boxes and the good news of God’s love. To participate in Operation Christmas Child, simply fill an employ shoe box, standard size, fill of little gifts for a boy or girl of an age group of your choice. You may wrap the shoe box, if you choose, but wrapping is optional. Fill out the label available on The Samaritan Purse website, www.samaritanspurse.org, specifying the gender and age group, and tape the label to the top of the shoe box. Please donate $7 or more for each shoe box you prepare to help cover shipping and other project costs. National collection week is November 14 – 21. Local drop off locations include First Baptist Church Woodstock, 11905 Hwy 92. Drop-off times: Mon. 5 – 8 p.m.; Tues. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Wed. 5 – 9 p.m.; Thurs. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 12 noon; Sun. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Mon. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. First United Methodist Church, Canton, 930 Lower Scott Mill Road. Drop-off times: Mon. – Tues. 12 noon – 2 p.m.; Wed. 12 noon – 2 p.m. and 5 – 8 p.m.; Thurs. – Fri. 12 noon – 2 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sun. 12 noon – 3 p.m. Sandy Plains Baptist Church, 2825 Sandy Plains Road. Drop-off times: Mon. – Wed. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Thurs. – Fri. 6 – 8 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Sun. 2 – 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.samaritanspurse.org. The Regional Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child is located at 5755 North Point Pkwy, Suite 28, Alpharetta, GA 30022, (770) 777-9342.

Soldiers’ Angels Soldiers’ Angels is a volunteer-led non-profit with more than 30 different teams and projects supporting all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Soldiers’ Angels sends letters, care packages, and comfort items to the deployed and supports the families here at home. It also provides assistance to the wounded, continuing support for veterans; remembrances and comfort for families of the fallen; and immediate response to unique difficulties. Through special projects and dedicated teams and individuals supporting our troops, Soldiers’ Angels makes a visible difference in the lives of our service members and their families. To get involved visit www.soldiersangels.org.

Operation Homefront Georgia Operation Homefront Georgia is looking for elves in our community that would like to adopt a Georgia military family for Christmas 2011. The Adopt a Family program is very simple. You register for the amount of children you would like to adopt based on Operation Homefront Georgia’s request that you keep your budget at $50 per child. Operation Homefront Georgia will provide you with a family number that they ask you attached to your gift bag. They will provide you with a child’s age, gender, and five wish items (including sizes). You get to have fun shopping. Pack your gifts, unwrapped, in a black bag with the family number you were assigned and deliver to the Marietta office, 1220 Old Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30062 no later than Friday, December 2.

The Drake Closet The Drake Closet is a resale boutique of women’s clothes, shoes and accessories. The proceeds from the store will help to fund operations for the Drake House, a short term crisis housing program for single moms and their minor children in North Fulton. The boutique is located at 825 Mimosa Blvd,

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SEEING PINK

Top 10 Reasons for Red Eye by Edward J. Furey, OD PC Part 1 — The pink is caused by inflammation of the white part of the eye. However, true “pink eye” or conjunctivitis, is more than just allergies. Pink eye symptoms can include: • • • • •

Redness of the eyes, Eye pain, Dr. Edward J. Furey specializes in primary eye care, glaucoma, low vision, Blurred vision, geriatrics and is the Center Director Sensitivity to light, of Furey Family Eye Care. Located at Burning or itching of the 250 East Crossville Road, Roswell. eye, www.fureyfamilyeyecare.com, (770) 993-5592 • Scratching feeling in the eye, • A discharge that may be watery or may contain pus. Conjunctivitis can be viral or bacterial and may begin in one eye but often spreads to involve both eyes. Pink eye can be caused by underlying chronic medical conditions including lupus or rheumatoid arthritis and can be persistent. The infectious form of conjunctivitis is very common in children and it is highly contagious. Infectious conjunctivitis is best treated with antibiotics. Viral conjunctivitis will not respond to antibiotic treatments and its symptoms are usually clear watery eyes and can be a symptom of a cold that usually lasts from about 7 to 10 days. Bacterial pink eye have symptoms as follows: • • • •

Eye pain, Swelling, Redness, and A moderate to large amount of discharge, usually yellow or greenish in color.

The discharge usually accumulates after sleeping and one may wake with their eyes stuck together. If that occurs, take a warm compress and gently stroke in the direction of the eyelashes away from the eye. Treatment for bacterial pink eye requires antibiotic eye drops or ointment prescribed by your eye doctor. At the onset of these symptoms, seek immediate medical treatment because first, antibiotics will be required for treatment. Secondly, if the patient experiences a runny nose, cough or earache, there is a good chance that these symptoms continued on page 46 34 My Roswell | november 2011


CHOOSING Your Remodeler

by Michael McEachern In today’s market, choosing your remodeling/building contractor can be a stressful decision. For most people, a home is their biggest investment. When choosing the right person to protect and add value to your investment, research the following:

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

1. Staying Power — Is your remodeling contractor structured to weather the current economic storm? Make sure your contractor provides a detailed list of past and current clients. These days, anyone with a truck and tools can and is advertising remodeling services. Ensure your contractor will be there if any future warranty issues arise by thoroughly researching their references. 2. License — The state of Georgia is now requiring all builders and remodelers to have a current state issued license. No contractor will be issued a county building permit without a current copy of this license. 3. Insurance — Worker’s Compensation and General Liability insurance policies are expensive. Make sure your contractor provides you with copies of both. These policies protect you, the client, from incurring costs related to unexpected worker injuries on your job or unexpected damage to your home or addition. Many contractors today are doing business without these policies. This can lead to costly lawsuits and unexpected costs which can become your responsibility. 4. Proposals, Contracts and Change Orders — Make sure you are provided with written, detailed proposals, contracts and change orders. Failure to have signed, detailed copies of ALL financial transactions of all phases of your project can lead to unexpected conflict and financial burden. Do not accept any verbal agreements or “hand shake” transactions. In today’s environment you cannot be too cautious. 5. Lien Waivers — This is probably the most important document provided to you by your contractor. If, for any reason, your contractor fails to pay his/her suppliers or sub-contractors they can and most often will come to you for restitution. This usually takes place in the form of a continued on page 46

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FOOD OPTIONS Abound When Cruising

by Michael Consoli Remember when cruise vacations were renowned for Midnight Buffets? As cruising has evolved over the years, so have the dining experiences on board. Now there are so many various choices for dining on board, there is something for everyone — whether you are a fine food connoisseur, a meat and potatoes type, or someone who carefully chooses the more health conscious options.

Michael Consoli is owner of Cruise Planners. You may contact him at (770) 650-7667 or online at www.planmycruise.com.

Many lines are catering to different tastes and different needs on their everyday menus, offering low salt, low sugar and spa cuisine in the dining room. Some lines, like Celebrity, even offer a Spa Cuisine dining room with lighter fare served every night. Most cruise lines are also offering great alternatives to the main dining experience. Norwegian Cruise Lines newest ship, the Epic, offers 17 dining venues. Royal Caribbean’s newest sister ships, the Oasis and Allure, offer 15 different food venues, 24-hour room service, and an exclusive course by course Chef’s Table meal complete with wine pairings. They even have a cupcake store on board! Some lines are embracing tradition with their special offerings. Holland America offers Royal Dutch Tea once per cruise. Cunard also offers a traditional English tea. To compliment an evening of fine dining in one of their Todd English restaurants, Cunard also offers the Veuve Clicquot champagne bar exclusively on their ships. Crystal Cruises’ ships serve Asian masterpieces in the Silk Road with menus created by world-famous Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Disney Cruise lines newest specialty dining experience, Remy, is an adults-only French restaurant where tables are set with Frette linens, Riedel glassware and Christofle silverware. For those passengers seeking to enhance their culinary Connoisseurship, many lines offer enrichment programs and themed cruises focusing on food and wine. Aboard Oceania Cruises Marina, the Bon Appetit Culinary Center presents hands on instruction from master chefs in a professional kitchen. Like the ships themselves, food options abound when cruising! 36 My Roswell | november 2011


CONTROL

Your Home Remotely by Dan Jape It is not often that a new product gets me so excited I want to write about it twice, but this is one of those times. A few months ago I wrote about a new remote access thermostat that Trane put on the market allowing a user to control their heating and cooling systems Dan Jape is the owner of Reliable Heating and Air. You may contact him from any web enabled phone, I-pad or computer. The system at 770-594-9096 or visit him online at www.reliableair.com. is called ComfortLink and now that I have one actually installed on my unit, I wanted to go over it again; it is a very cost effective, easy to use “Smart House� device that many will find useful. The remote access thermostat offers the ability to monitor and control the temperature and energy consumption in your home, business and second vacation home. ComfortLink will also send a text message if something ever goes wrong with a heating or cooling system. It will send a text message reminding you to change a system’s filter. You can keep track of your energy usage. You can control dehumidification with this system and have multiple fan settings and circulation modes that will allow constant fan operation without adding moisture during the summer. If you have a second home, you can periodically run the HVAC to keep the air fresh and dehumidified. Another nice feature is the ability to adjust lights, fans or small appliances from a remote location, either indoor or outdoor. This can be handy if you think you forgot to turn off the coffee maker or curling iron; or if you want to simply turn on lights when away from home for security. The possibilities are almost limitless. It can control over 200 different compatible devices. Regular receptacles in your home or business can be installed so almost anything you desire will be controlled from anywhere in the world. Door locks are easily installed that can be opened from your phone allowing a maid or service person easy, one-time access to your home without leaving a key. You can watch what is taking place in all areas of your home by installing a Trane wireless camera. There is a simple walk around remote control device, similar to a TV remote device, to control the lights, your cable box or satellite receiver. Trane is constantly developing more and more uses for the ComfortLink system. It is an exciting product that has only continued on page 46

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ARRIVING At Autumn

by Laurie Troublefield It’s Autumn. . .again! It never ceases to amaze me that every year somehow the weather, the trees, the sun, and even the little animals that scurry around my backyard know that change is coming. I’ve never thought to wonder if the Laurie Troublefield is the director of word, autumn, actually has a training with Grace Connections. meaning other than the season You may contact her at between summer and winter. laurie@graceconnectionsonline.org So, I looked it up. And lo and behold there was a meaning other than what I’ve always known. Autumn is defined as: “A period of maturity verging on decline.” Well, I have to say I considered I might need another dictionary or encyclopedia to explain that definition to me, but as I sat down to think about it, I realized it’s really rather

profound. Autumn is a season of maturity. In a person’s life, this most often would describe their later years in life when days become less complicated, relationships are of utmost value, and obtaining fame and fortune are only memories of days gone by. It’s a time to celebrate beauty and appreciate what has come before — it’s a season heading toward rest. Now the last part of that definition didn’t seem so appealing; I mean maturity is inviting and something for which to be distinguished. But decline, now that seems painful, ugly, and downright something I want avoid — right? Let’s think about it. When Autumn begins to turn to winter, the trees become void of leaves, the grass turns brown, nothing blooms, and the skies are often grey or the air bitterly cold. It’s not the most beautiful time of the year, especially if you live in a place where snow doesn’t fall to cover up the dying vegetation. However, when our lives enter times of winter decline, barrenness, dormancy and even death, something fairly amazing happens — we stop striving. For most of us, we long for “snow days,” — days when the conditions outside are so impassable that all we can do is curl continued on page 46

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DO YOU FEEL BLESSED With What You Have Received?

by Ron Bradley For many of us Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday of the year. It focuses on values that no money can buy, only God can give: faith, family, freedom, friends, food, health, home, hope, and hugs! No presents necessary or Dr. Ron Bradley is the pastor at First expected. All we have to do Baptist Church Roswell. You may is show up, and take a seat at contact him at (770) 587-6980 or the table! (You can tell that ron@rfbc.org. I’m not the one who has to do any cooking!) On that special day we celebrate God’s gift of life and relationships and faith. In Max Lucado’s book “Every Day Deserves a Chance,” he reminds us, “Gratitude lifts our eyes off the things we lack so we might see the blessings we possess.” In Jesus’ parable of the talents, one servant is given five

talents, one is given two, and the third is given one. I am most impressed with the middle servant. His response to the differing gifts exemplifies the lifestyle of true thanksgiving. He accepts the fact that he has been given less than another without disappointment. And he receives more than the other without pride. It is difficult to be thankful when someone we know gets a higher paying job, drives a more expensive automobile, lives in a bigger house, children who make straight A’s and letter in every sport. How often are we less than grateful because we choose to concentrate on what we didn’t receive instead of what we did. Feelings of entitlement and comparing ourselves with others are killers of gratitude. Having received more than others, it is difficult not to be filled with pride. When he told the Baptist pastor that his clothes were too shabby to wear to church, the pastor purchased a new suit for him. When he still didn’t attend, the minister confronted him, “Where were you, Sam? I expected to see you at church today.” The man said, “When I put on those new clothes I looked so prosperous, I went to the Episcopal Church instead.” His gratitude had become pride! Some of our thanksgiving is tainted because it is based on the fact that we have more than continued on page 46

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RELIGIOUS SERVICES Baptist Atlanta Street Baptist Church

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

340 S. Atlanta Street, (770) 993-9451 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. www.asbcroswell.com

Union Primitive Baptist Church

Crosspointe Community Church SBC

Willeo Baptist Church SBC

77 E. Crossville Road, Suite 100, (770) 640-9959 Sunday Services: 10:45 a.m. www.crosspointeonline.org

990 Willeo Road, (770) 993-5189 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. www.willeobaptist.org

First Baptist Church of Roswell

Zion Missionary Baptist Church

710 Mimosa Blvd., (770) 587-6980 Sunday Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m. www.rfbc.org

888 Zion Circle, (770) 993-8587 Sunday Services: 9:45 a.m. & 5:45 p.m. www.zionmbc.org

Gethsemane Garden Missionary Baptist Church

335 Cox Road, (770) 993-0862

Catholic

Lebanon Baptist Church

Epiphany Byzantine Catholic Church

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

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

North River Baptist Church

675 Riverside Road, (770) 641-9720

12090 Hardscrabble Road, (770) 992-7777 www.northriver.org

St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church

11125 Houze Road, (770) 993-5207 office@northsidechurchroswell.com

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Cumorah (Spanish) Branch 500 Norcross Street, (770) 640-0531

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

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

Episcopal St. David’s Episcopal Church

398 Hardscrabble Road, (770) 993-8232

Northside Baptist Church

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

St. Andrew’s Catholic Church

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 www.stpeterchanel.org

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

Jewish Congregation Beth Hallel 950 Pine Grove Road, (770) 641-3000 www.bethhallel.org

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


Temple Beth Tikvah

Northminster Presbyterian

First Church of Christ, Scientist

9955 Coleman Road, (770) 642-0434 www.bethtikvah.com

2400 Old Alabama Road, (770) 998-1482 Sunday Services: 10 & 11:15 a.m. www.northminster-atl.org

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

Roswell Presbyterian Church

Reach One Church

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

Meets at Andretti 11000 Alpharetta Hwy, (770) 609-7941 Sunday Services: 10:45 a.m. www.reachonechurch.org

Temple Kehillat Chaim-Reform 1145 Green Street, (770) 641-8630 www.kehillatchaim.org

Lutheran Other Churches Cross of Life Lutheran Church ELCA Roswell 1000 Hembree Road, (770) 475-9159 Sunday Services: 8, 9 & 11:15 a.m. www.crossoflifelutheran.org

Methodist

Armenian Church of Atlanta 9820 Coleman Road, Roswell, (770) 641-9267 www.armenianchurchofatlanta.org

Baha’i Faith of Roswell 1-800-22-UNITE

Christ United Methodist Church

Bridge To Grace

1340 Woodstock Road, (770) 993-3945 roswellchristumc@yahoo.com www.christchurchumc.org

2385 Holcomb Bridge Road, (770) 587-2460 Sunday Services: 10 a.m. www.b2gc.org

Ebenezer United Methodist Church

Christian Center Church

12900 Hwy. 140 N, (770) 640-7287 Sunday Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m. www.ebenezerumc-roswell.org

1870 Woodstock Road, (770) 993-2038

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

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

Non-Denominational

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

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

Roswell Alliance Church 1100 Allenbrook Lane, (770) 643-0180

Roswell Assembly of God 11440 Crabapple Road, (770) 993-6586 Sunday Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m. www.roswellag.org

Roswell Community Church Meets at The Cottage School 700 Grimes Bridge Road, (678) 677-4840 Sunday Services: 10 a.m. www.roswellcommunity.org

St. Peter’s Place Anglican Church 200 Holcomb Woods Pkwy., Suite 27 (678) 352-1224 grow@stpetersplace.org

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

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

First Christian Church of Roswell 11365 Crabapple Road, (770) 993-4617 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. www.fccr.org

Fellowship Bible Church 480 W. Crossville Road, (770) 992-4956 Sunday Services: 9:15 & 11 a.m. www.fbconline.org

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

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

Grace North Atlanta Alpharetta Community Center 175 Roswell Street, (770) 331-1010 Sunday Services: 10 a.m. www.gracenorthatlanta.org

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Business Organizations

Job Networking Group Contact: (770) 642-7943 Website: www.rumcjobnetworking.com

STAR House Foundation Contact: Website:

United Way of Atlanta Contact:

Civic Organizations

Contact: (678) 539-8090 Website: www.nawboatlanta.org

Contact: Charles Gabriel, (678) 735-5900 Website: www.northfultonbar.com

GA 400 Rainmakers Contact: Ben Staten, (404) 323-0049 Website: www.ga400rainmakers.com

North Metro Women’s Connection Contact:

Rosan Hall, (770) 335-6013

Northside Business Network Group Contact:

Diane Williford, (770) 594-2200

Powercore Contact: Jeremy Faulkner, (404) 816-3377 Website: www.powercore.net

Charitable Organizations Basset Hound Rescue of Georgia Contact:

(770) 499-1164

Child Development Association Contact: (770) 992-4339 Website: www.cdakids.org

Children’s Restoration Network Contact:

(770) 649-7117

Companion Animal Connection Contact: (678) 493-9847 Website: www.cacadopt.petfinder.com

Foster Care Support Foundation Contact: Rachel Ewald, (770) 641-9591 Sharon Franklin, (404) 729-3374 E-mail: rachel@fostercares.org Website: www.fostercares.org

Homestretch Contact:

(770) 642- 9185

Keep Roswell Beautiful Contact: (770) 641-3715 Website: www.keeproswellbeautiful.org

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

North Fulton Community Charities Contact: (770) 640-0399 Website: www.nfcchelp.org

North Fulton Senior Services Contact: (770) 993-1906 Website: www.ssnorthfulton.org

(770) 614-1000

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

American Association of University Women North Fulton Branch

Contact:

Contact:

Marjean Birt, sandrabjohnson@gmail.com

Anne, (404) 303-9142, ext. 2

North Fulton Republican Women’s Club Contact: Suzi Voyles, (404) 851-9704 svgagop08@gmail.com

Alpharetta/Roswell Newcomers Club Contact: (678) 318-1442 Website: www.arnewcomers.org

Contact: karenleasman@aol.com Website: www.aauwnorthfultonga.wordpress.com

Recreation & Hobbies

Children of the American Revolution — Martha Stewart Bulloch Society Contact: Robbin, (678) 461-9550 wheattree@hotmail.com Website: www.msbnscar.org

Atlanta Stamp Collectors

Daughters of the American Revolution Martha Stewart Bulloch Chapter

Chattahoochee Celtic Pipes & Drums

Contact: Marguerite, (770) 521-1142 mmd1018@comcast.net

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Website: gsgatl.org

Junior League of Gwinnett and North Fulton Counties, Inc. Contact: Crystal D Weitzel, (770) 476-3090 Website: www.jlgnf.org

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

North Fulton Jaycees Contact:

Wendell Whitfield, (404) 786-2665

Contact: John Coles, (770) 962-5888 Website: www.stampclubs.com

Contact: Rory Howe, (770) 926-6898 or pipemajor@ccpipesanddrums.com

Georgia Regional Girls Choir Contact: (770) 722-3656, grgcinfo@gmail.com Website: www.grgc.org

The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra Contact:

(770) 623-8623

Milton Garden Club Contact: Faye Troka, (770) 781-4634, dtroka@earthlink.net Website: gardening.meetup.com/172

North Fulton Amateur Radio League Contact:

Jim Stafford, W4Q0, (770) 993-9500

Roswell Fine Arts Alliance

North Fulton Optimist Club

Website: www.rfaa.org

Contact: Glenn Rudh, (404) 375-7033 grudh@bellsouth.net

Roswell Garden Club

Roswell Junior Woman’s Club Website: www.roswelljuniors.org

Roswell Lions Club Contact: Tim Dunn, president Website: www.roswelllions.org

Roswell Optimists Contact:

Mike Bagnulo, (770) 993-5440

Roswell Rotary Club Contact: (678) 318-3647 Website: www.roswellrotary.com

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

Sons of Confederate Veterans — Roswell Mills Camp #1547 Contact:

Ross Glover, (770) 396-5034

Sons of the American Revolution — Piedmont Chapter Contact: Bob Sapp, (770) 971-0189 2rasapp@bellsouth.net

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Chattahoochee Republican Women’s Club North Fulton Democrats

National Association of Women Business Owners

The North Fulton Bar Association

Political Organizations

(678) 306-4600 www.starhousefoundation.org

Contact:

(770) 518-7021

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

Roswell Photographic Society Contact: (770) 594-6122 Website: www.roswellphotosociety.org

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

Southern Winds Concert Band Contact: George Cekis, (404) 295-5093 gvcekis@comcast.net

Stars Soccer Club — Men’s League Contact: (678) 366-9008 Website: www.starssoccerclub.com

STAR­—Singles Together at Roswell Contact: (770) 993-2012 Website: www.rumc.com/singles

Writers Network Contact:

Bobby Christmas, (770) 924-0528


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: www.atlantaharmreduction.org

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:

Joe Mengoni, (770) 889-7577

MOMS Club of Roswell — South Contact: info@momsclubofroswell.com Website: www.momsclubofroswellsouth.com

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Contact:

Lee H., (678) 576-4838

National Alliance on Mental Illness — NAMI Contact: Jerry Bishop, (678) 446-5080 bishopjerryo@bellsouth.net

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

SA Contact:

(770) 993-7253

S-Anon Contact:

(770) 993-7253

DreamPower Therapeutic Equestrian Center Contact: (678) 456-8082 Website: www.dreampowertherapy.org

Emotions Anonymous (EA) Contact:

Suzanne, (404) 307-1735

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

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ELECTED & APPOINTED OFFICIALS

United States Government

President Barack Obama (D)

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

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. 20500 Website: www.whitehouse.gov

Senator Saxby Chambliss (R)

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

Senate Russell Courtyard-2 Washington, D.C. 20510 Website: http://chambliss.senate.gov

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

Rep. Tom Price (R), District 6

P.O. Box 425, Roswell, GA 30077 Website: http://tom.house.gov

Rep. John Linder (R), District 7 90 North Street, Suite 360 Canton, GA 30114-2724 Website: www.linder.house.gov

(202) 225-4501 GA: (770) 565-4990 fax: (770) 565-7570 (202) 225-4272 GA: (770) 479-1888 fax: (770) 497-2999

(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 Sanford Jones

(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 www.fultoncountyga.gov

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

John H. Eaves (D-1)

e-mail: john.eaves@fultoncountyga.gov

Robb Pitts (D-2)

(404) 612-8206

(404) 612-8210

e-mail: robb.pitts@fultoncountyga.gov

Liz Hausmann (D-3)

(404) 612-8213

Tom Lowe (D-4)

(404) 612-8218

e-mail: liz.hausmann@fultoncountyga.gov e-mail: tom.lowe@fultoncountyga.gov

(404) 612-8222

Joan P. Garner (D-6)

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

(404) 612-8226

e-mail: district6@fultoncountyga.gov

(404) 612-8230

e-mail: william.edwards@fultoncountyga.gov

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: info@senatoralbers.com

Linda Schultz (D-1)

schultzl@fultonschools.org

Katie Reeves (D-2)

reevesk@fultonschools.org

Ashley Widener (D-5)

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

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

340 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail: jan.jones@house.ga.gov

widenera@fultonschools.org

Julia Bernath (D-7)

bernathj@fultonschools.org

Other

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

340 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail: jan.jones@house.ga.gov

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

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

132 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail: wendell.willard@house.ga.gov

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

Fulton County Schools Superintendent: Cindy Loe

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

Fulton County Medical Examiner: Randy Hanzlick, MD

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

(404) 768-3600

786 Cleveland Avenue SW, Atlanta, GA 30315 e-mail: loec@fultonschools.org Website: www.fultonschools.org

430 Pryor Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30312 e-mail: loec@fultonschools.org

(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: www.fultonsheriff.org

Fulton County Tax Commissioner: Arthur E. Ferdinand

State Rep. Mark Burkhalter (R) (D-50)

(770) 418-9098

401 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail: mark.burkhalter@house.ga.gov

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(404) 613-4497

William Edwards (D-7)

421-F State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail: david.shafer@senate.ga.gov

220 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail: tom.rice@house.ga.gov

State Court: Chief Judge A.L. Thompson Magistrate Court: Chief Judge Stephanie Davis Probate Court: Judge Pinkle T. Toomer

e-mail: emma.darnell@fultoncountyga.gov

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

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

(404) 730-4991

Emma I. Darnell (D-5)

203 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 Website: www.gov.ga.gov.com

601 Coverdell Legislative Bldg. Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail: harry.geisinger@house.ga.gov

Superior Court: Chief Judge Doris L. Downs

(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: www.linder.house.gov

Courts

City of Alpharetta

(404) 656-5912

(404) 730-4000

141 Pryor Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 Mayor Arthur Letchas aletchas@alpharetta.ga.gov

(678) 597-6020

City of Milton

Mayor Joe Lockwood joe.lockwood@cityofmiltonga.us

(678) 242-2487

City of Roswell

Mayor Jere Wood mayorwood@roswellgov.com

(678) 594-6288


770-993-8806

11605 Haynes Bridge Rd,

www.gnfcc.com

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.

Ribbon Cutting

GNFCC September Student Athlete of the Month

GNFCC held a ribbon-cutting celebration for Visiting Angels, 11775 Northfall Lane, Alpharetta. www.visitingangels.com

Left to right: North Fulton/ Forsyth Touchdown Club member Eric Douglas, Emily Kelly from North Springs, Stephen Lantz from Fellowship Christian, U.S. Congressman Tom Price, and president and CEO GNFCC Brandon Beach.

GNFCC Golf Classic

First Place Winners – Bill Cheatham, Robb Barkley and Tedra Cheatham, pictured with Brandon Beach, GNFCC.

DeKalb officer Joe Rasper won the $1,100 jackpot raffle, with Tedra Cheatham, The Clean Air Campaign and GNFCC president and CEO Brandon Beach.

First Place Lowest Net Team – Gladys Bradfield, Matt Ruff, Rodney Floyd and Darryl Bucher, pictured with Brandon Beach, GNFCC.

Second Place Lowest Net Team – Beth Hanlon, Phil Boudewyns, Ann Hanlon, and Michael Hanlon, pictured with Brandon Beach, GNFCC.

Moe’s, a Tee Box sponsor for the GNFCC Golf Classic

Atlanta Humane Society, a Tee Box sponsor for the GNFCC Golf Classic

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Feeding Your Brain

continued from page 24

snacks of nuts and cheese and other sources of protein) so I keep the fire burning. To have a good brain we do have to eat that most important meal of the day — breakfast. What we eat is also important. So please feed your brain every day.

Choosing Your Remodeler

continued from page 35

lien being placed on your property. Insist that your contractor provide you with a signed and notarized copy of a lien waiver. This places the financial burden of unpaid bills directly on your contractor, not you. If all these requests are met by your contractor, you will likely have a pleasant and smooth remodeling experience.

Do You Feel Blessed?

continued from page 39

others. For example, “I complained I had no shoes until I saw a man who had no feet.” A grateful life takes on a wholeness about it when we receive what we have been given by God without disappointment and without comparison! Wholeness comes from an expressed acknowledgement of where the gift came from, not the amount. Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration!

Red Eye – Part 1

continued from page 34

are caused by the same bacteria and oral antibiotics will be needed. Pink Eye at a Glance • Pink eye (conjunctivitis) can be due to infectious or noninfectious causes. • Infectious pink eye is highly contagious. • Infectious pink eye can be caused by bacteria or viruses. • Avoiding contact with infected people, disinfection of household surfaces, and good hygienic practices can help prevent the spread of infectious pink eye. • Noninfectious pink eye can be caused by allergy, chemical irritation, underlying inflammatory diseases, or trauma. It is tough to distinguish the symptoms between ocular allergy conjunctivitis, viral conjunctivitis and bacterial conjunctivitis. Each medical condition requires very different forms of treatment. This is why it is so important to seek medical guidance from your eye care professional that specializes in conditions specific to eye care. They have the medical equipment, experience and expertise to make the correct diagnosis. 46 My Roswell | november 2011

Your Child’s Dental Condition

continued from page 24

school and residency, but once they begin practicing, their experiences will build a knowledge base that can differentiate them. Each dentist will have different treatment methods that they are most comfortable with and have seen provide the best results. There are often different approaches to prescribing dental treatment, all within the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry guidelines. All can lead to great oral health for your child.

At Autumn

continued from page 38

up in front of a warm fire, drink hot chocolate and “be!” It doesn’t happen all that often (especially here in the South) but when it does, wow, do I ever love it. So why does it take a blizzard to provide such times? Maybe it’s because we’ve lost sight of Autumn, a time of relishing what is instead of striving for more or protecting ourselves from loss. Whew, that does sound a lot more inviting. Jesus invited us to come to Him when we’re worn out and over-burdened with this life (Matt 11:28-30). He promised He would be our rest. . .our Autumnal season. . . a place to experience freedom from the struggle. I think this year I will spend more time looking at Him (the beautiful colors of change) and less fearing what might come. Maybe then I can wonder (worship) even in winter.

Control Your Home Remotely

continued from page 37

begun to scratch the surface of home automation and remote access that will surely be the standard in the future. Call any Trane dealer today to get information about this product or arrange to have an in house demonstration. I think you will feel more connected to your most valuable asset, and enjoy features never available before in the world of smart house technology.

Want To Improve Your Life?

continued from page 23

3. “It’ll take too long.” I can’t tell you exactly how long your treatment will take but, on average, Invisalign takes about one year. 4. “It’ll be too expensive.” Invisalign treatment is often similar in cost to traditional braces. In addition, if you have orthodontic coverage, Invisalign is often covered to the same extent as traditional braces. Most orthodontist’s offer a variety of affordable payment plans as well. Getting your teeth straight has never been easier, so don’t wait another day to give yourself the gift of a straight, healthy, beautiful smile. You won’t regret it.


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