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Grandparents Day The impetus for a National Grandparents Day originated with Marian McQuade, a housewife in Fayette County, West Virginia. President Jimmy Carter, in 1978, proclaimed that National Grandparents Day would be celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. This year it is celebrated on September 11.

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Roswell kids were excited to be going back to school. They rode buses, cars and walked to begin another year of learning and seeing friends.


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People, The Places and The Pleasures that make Roswell. by Cherryl Greenman,


What’s New? Aurora Day School’s Roswell Campus (1), 11125 Houze Road, is now open and ready for new students. Aurora accelerates learning for children with sensory, communications/language, motor, social and other learning challenges. The Aurora School is fully accredited by the Georgia accrediting commission and by the Georgia special needs scholarship program. Its students, grades K-12, average 2-6 years of gains in the subject areas of reading and math and in cognitive and language abilities. New headmaster at the Roswell Campus is George Dempsey, a native of Roswell. For the past 10 years, he has served as an educator, coach, athletic director and principal of the lower, middle and upper schools at Kings Ridge Christian School. Mr. Dempsey has also taught and coached at Milton High School, Crabapple Middle School, Haynes Bridge Middle School and City Park Elementary School. North Georgia Hockey (2) recently opened at 900 Mansell Road, Suite 9. The store is a full service ice hockey pro shop conveniently located a short drive to the local hockey rinks. It will be carrying a diverse line of new products from manufacturers such as Bauer, Reebok, CCM, Cascade M11 Helmets, Howies Tape, Shock Doctor, Swannys Hockey Lace Necklaces, ProGuard, PreSk8, MoGo Sport Mouthguards, Green Biscuit and more. Team discounts are offered on all new items. Custom orders are welcome. Complimentary skate baking and sharpening is free with the purchase of all new skates. North Georgia Hockey is open Monday – Friday from noon – 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 5 p.m. 770-992-8819, JimboLAFF, LLC, a Roswell business, recently announced the launch of, a retail website where people can send the gift of LAFFter to friends and family or buy unique, long-lasting gifts for themselves. Gifts include flip flops, tee shirts, hats, custom-made frames, and other items bearing the Life’s A Flip Flop® logo and the LAFF in spite of everything® brand. “Life’s A Flip Flop® (LAFF) is our philosophy for how we live our lives. We LAFF in spite of everything® and our products represent our philosophy,” said CEO Karen Guest. “Sharing the gift of LAFFter is a great way to let someone know you are thinking about them.” 404-915-6785,


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Community Involvement Help Roswell Area Park win a $100,000 grant. Vote for Roswell Area Park as your favorite park and help to win a $100,000 recreation grant during the Coca-Cola ‘America Is Your Park’ campaign. To vote, log on to by September 6. Voting is simple. Visit and click on the red button “Vote for Your Park” in the lower left. There are a variety of ways to vote for Roswell Area Park including: Voting online at; Uploading photos from your favorite park to; Checking in via Facebook Places from your favorite park; and Uploading videos of you and your family being active in your favorite park to

You can now download a calendar app for events in the city of Roswell! The app is available on iPhone and Android smart phones. Simply search for “Link2Roswell” in the App Store or Market Place. Not only can you find out about events in Roswell, but the app also has contact information and other convenient features. Calendar listings include city of Roswell sponsored events, Southern Trilogy events, Chattahoochee Nature Center events and many more community events. 4

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COMMUNITY North Fulton County Doctors Recognized

News enAble Hosts Wine Auction enAble of Georgia Foundation, Inc. held its third Summer Wine Auction at the Ann Jackson Gallery, 932 Canton Street in historic downtown Roswell. enAble of Georgia is a non-profit organization that supports people with special needs to lead fulfilled lives — physically, intellectually, and socially. More than 100 individuals are served by enAble, it also operates 18 personal care homes, and three day service centers. To find out more about enAble, call 770-664-4347 or visit

GET Artistic Director Honored Dr. Yvonne E. Satterwhite

Dr. Douglas W. Lundy

Dr. Douglas W. Lundy and Dr. Yvonne E. Satterwhite of Resurgens Orthopaedics were recently included in the 2011 list of Top Docs by Atlanta magazine. Dr. Lundy practices at the Resurgens office in Roswell, 1285 Hembree Road. His areas of expertise include orthopaedic trauma surgery and fracture and fracture reconstructive surgery. Dr. Satterwhite practices at the Resurgens office in Johns Creek, 6335 Hospital Pkwy.; her areas of expertise include general orthopaedics, sports medicine, surgery of the shoulder, knee and elbow, and arthroscopic surgery.

NFCC Baby Shower The historic Roswell Kiwanis Club recently gave North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) a baby shower. Kiwanians brought baby gifts appropriate for new mothers. NFCC Barbara Duffy and Left to right: NFCC executive director Vonda Malbrough Barbara Duffy and Kiwanians member opened each gaily Janet Liberman. wrapped gift to the OOOhs and AHHHs of the members. The Kiwanians laughed at silly baby shower games and shared cake together. The Roswell club meets at Brookwood Grill and when the restaurant learned of the plans for a baby shower for NFCC, some employees also contributed gifts. The welcome supply of diapers, clothes and gifts will be distributed to NFCC new mothers in need. 6

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Georgia Ensemble Theatre’s (GET) artistic director Robert J. Farley was honored recently by the Kennesaw State University College of the Arts, receiving its 2011 Flourish Award. “Not only have you created a tremendous cultural asset for Fulton County, but the work that you do extends far beyond the county line, thank you for all that you do Georgia Ensemble to help the arts ‘flourish’ in our community,” Theatre’s artistic the award selection committee told Farley. director Robert J. “It’s an honor to be recognized by KSU, Farley GET has had the opportunity to collaborate with many students and faculty from the Department of Theatre, Performance Studies and Dance throughout the years and it has been a joy to work with such talented artists,” said Robery Farley.

NFCC Golf Tournament Winners North Fulton Community Charities’ (NFCC) golf tournament was held on July 25 at The Standard Club. Not even a quick downpour could dampen the spirits of the golfers and volunteers. The Left to right: Ted Shields, Scott overall winning team Shields, Hunter Beach and Tyler Gruca was Ted Shields, from GeoResults. Scott Shields, Hunter Beach and Tyler Gruca from GeoResults. The Alpharetta United Methodist team, Don Martin, Wayne Monroe, Dave Ferguson and David Hunt, took home the Faith Challenge trophy for the more on third year. NFCC thanked its sponsors, volunteers, and page 8 players for a day of fun and fellowship for a great cause.

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GNFCC Small Business Persons of the Year The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC) announced Julie and Michael Haley of Edge Solutions had been named the 2011 Small Business Persons of the Year. As founders of Edge Solutions, an Alpharetta-based infrastructure solutions provider, Julie and Michael were presented the award during a ceremony at the Country Club of the South – with a keynote presentation by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson. “We are pleased that our hard work to build a thriving north Atlanta-based business continues to be publicly recognized. We thank the Chamber and its committee for recognizing the efforts of our entire team,” said Julie Haley after accepting the award. “The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce is proud that Edge Solutions has been selected for this award,” said Susan Brown, committee chair for the Small Business Person of the Year award. “Our mission at GNFCC is to support the growth of our members, and recognize the entrepreneurial spirit and achievements of small businesses, which make up a large portion of our membership. Edge Solutions exemplifies the qualities we like to see in a thriving business that gives back to the local community.” Other finalists included Laura (Beth) Cayce founder of CaraVita Home Care and CVSC, LLC, a private homecare agency serving the North Fulton/Metro Atlanta region since 1998. Located at 1095 Canton Street, Roswell, Beth opened the first “Smart House” to showcase how to use technology and resources to remain independent at home. Over the years, CaraVita has won three best practice awards in Georgia and South Carolina for its approach to senior care. Beth’s passions also include her service to Africa and Romania through leadership training, sustainable business development, health promotion and applied technology. Darrin S. Cohen founded Wealth Enhancement & Preservation of GA in 2002. He decided to become a financial planner while in junior high school, and wrote the paper that became his longrange business plan at that time. Darrin’s passion for assisting

Left to right: Susan Brown, Michael Haley, Julie Haley and U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson. (Photo courtesy of Bob Pepalis.) people in obtaining financial peace of mind has never waned. He currently serves as vice president and previously treasurer for Homestretch, a North Fulton non-profit that assists working homeless families. Ted and Dawn Shields are co-founders of GeoResults, a national database marketing and consulting firm. Ted’s unique combination of business development and technical expertise enables him to lead his company to assist service providers and fiber companies in building the bridge between the business market and the required telecom infrastructure to serve it. Dawn is responsible for GeoResults’ overall financial policies, with 22 years experience in business management, GIS mapping, wire center analysis, market research, network engineering, human resources, budget administration, and resource management.

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Isabelle Igbokwe Age 2 on September 10 Happy Birthday, Sweet Angel! We love you so much! Mommy & Daddy

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Kimberly Haley & Louis Pellegrin Wedding on September 24 in Charleston, SC

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Aiden Evans Age 4 on September 18 Happy Birthday Lil Man... We Love You! Son of Tracy Evans Grandson of Connie & Johnnie King and Edward & Debbie Evans

Christopher Ledford Age 8 on September 22 Son of Kristi & Todd Ledford Brother of Luke

Candice Williams Age 28 on September 9 Wife of Austin Williams Daughter of Judy & Jimmie Rabun

Jimmy Hood Age 11 on September 11 Happy Birthday, Little Man! We love you! Dad, Mom, Ali & Victoria

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Tiffany Atwood Age 25 on September 16 Girlfriend of Tyler Corn Daughter of Tammy & Dennis Atwood



Calendar October 1 •


Things to do in Roswell

On–Going • RIVERSIDE FARMERS’ MARKET Held every Saturday in Septmeber at Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill Street, Roswell from 8 a.m. ­– noon. (404) 613-7670

VOLUNTEERS VistaCare Hospice is now taking applications from people looking for a volunteer experience that really makes a difference. (770) 952-5574


Join a naturalist on an outdoor journey to see what happens as the sun goes down and the night comes to life! From 8 – 10 p.m., ages 5 – adult.

September 11 • SPECIAL ECUMENICAL EVENING PRAYER St. Thomas Aquinas, 535 Rucker Road, will host a special ecumenical evening prayer to mark the anniversary of 9/11 at 7:30 p.m.

September 11 • GRANDPARENTS’ ICE CREAM SOCIAL CNC and Bruster’s celebrate Grandparents Day with free ice cream for grandparents and everyone else $3 from 1 – 3 p.m.

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15th ANNUAL HISTORIC ROSWELL 5K ROAD RACE This annual 5K road race for runners and walkers begins at 9:45 a.m. on Mimosa Blvd., prior to the Youth Day Parade. (770) 641-3760,

This annual family event will feature artisan exhibits and demonstrations pertaining to life on a 19th century farm, including living history exhibits and activities. Held at The Smith Plantation home which will be open from noon – 3 p.m.

September 3 • CNC NIGHT HIKE

Held at Centennial High School, music, carnival games with proceeds supporting Centennial Fine Arts Booster Club. Game and activities begin at 6 p.m., “3-Way Street” performs at 6:30 p.m., and “BackTracks” at 7:30 p.m. Spectacular fireworks at dark.

The theme is “The Rec Makes Life Fun!” Any youth group or organization interested in participating in the parade should call (770) 641-3705. Parade lineup begins at Roswell First Baptist Church with parade ending at Roswell Area Park.


Free outdoor concert at Riverside Park from 7 – 9 p.m. The Soulphonics & Ruby Velle. (770) 641-3705,



September 15 • ALIVE AFTER 5 4th Annual Alive After Five event series held in historic downtown Roswell. Live entertainment, restaurant specials, free trolley service to event location, shops and galleries open late with special savings. 5 – 9 p.m.

September 15 • 2011 WINDWARD CHALLENGE 5K RUN/WALK The 2011 LexisNexis 5K run/walk will be held at 1000 Alderman Drive beginning at 6:30 p.m. (770) 518-8002 windwardchallenge

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September 16 — 17 • TOTS2TEENS UPSCALE CONSIGNMENT SALE Proceeds benefit Foster Care Support Foundation, designer silk and taffeta dresses, children furniture, kids accessories, flower girls outfits, prom and formal dresses and more. 1425 Market Blvd, Suite 340.

September 17 • FAMILY FUN AT THE MUSEUM Climb aboard the RRPD bus and travel to The Southern Museum in Kennesaw. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bus will leave the Bill Johnson Community Activity Bldg at 9 a.m.


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Bring a picnic along with your lawn chairs and blankets, enjoy music, play on the playground and then settle in for movie fun — “Tangled” begins at dark. Held at Riverside Park.

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS HEALTH FAIR St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 535 Rucker Road, will host health fair from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 770-410-4390

September 17 — 18 • 45TH ANNUAL ROSWELL ARTS FESTIVAL This annual event held at Roswell Town Square on Atlanta Street, features performing arts as well as art work and crafts for sale. Shuttle from City Hall to Town Square. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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September 24 • 21st ANNUAL RIVERS ALIVE FESTIVAL/CLEANUP Join hundreds of other volunteers to help remove litter and debris from the Chattahoochee River and surrounding areas. Clean-up from 8 – 11 a.m. cookout and games, meet at Riverside Park. Free and open to public.


September 24 • 30th ANNIVERSARY

The Wedding Alliance of North Georgia Bridal Showcase, presented by the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau, will be held from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta.


September 20 •

The Atlanta Balalaika Society presents a concert of Russian and Eastern European folk music, featuring dazzling dance and song performances by the Russian ensemble Barynya. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street. (404) 325-2449,

FREE PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING Northside Hospital Cancer Center, 1000 Johnson Ferry Road, Atlanta. Appointments are required, call (404) 845-5555 x 0 to register.

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September 24 • CHILDREN’S & BABY BARGAINS SALE This sale is for baby, toddler, and children. Held at the Bill Johnson Community Activity Bldg beginning at 9 a.m.

VOLUNTEERS FOR PGA TOUR Dream Makers Youth Foundation needs volunteers to work concessions stands during PGA tour. Proceeds will benefit S.T.A.R.S. adaptive sports program.

September 23 • POWER OF PINK A silent auction benefitting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, held at the Country Club of Roswell, 2500 Club Springs Drive.

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September 24 • FALL FAMILY CAMP OUT Grab your camping gear and join campers at Hembree Park campground. Park will provide s’mores, hotdogs, hot chocolate, breakfast treats and a nice warm campfire.

September 25 • 2011 METROPOLITAN ATLANTA THEATER AWARDS Awards celebration will be held at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street beginning at 5:30 p.m.

September’s Trivia Question: Which city in the United States was the first to celebrate Labor Day? If you know the answer or find the picture, be the first to call (770) 720-7497 or email to Please notify us that your answer is for “Roswell.”

September 25 • 4th ANNUAL TASTE OF JOHNS CREEK Chattahoochee High School, 5230 Taylor Road, will host the Taste of Johns Creek from 4 – 7 p.m.,

September 27 • ROSWELL GARDEN CLUB Daryl Pulis will speak on affordable low maintenance, environmentally-friendly landscape advice for the do-it-yourself homeowner. Meeting will be held at the Roswell Area Park Community Activity Bldg., 10495 Woodstock Road. Free and guests are welcome.

September 30, October 1 • CNC FALL NATIVE PLANT SALE Horticulturalists and Master Gardeners will be on-site to assist you in picking the perfect plants. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

October 1 • ANTIQUE AND ART FESTIVAL Crossroads at Crabapple Antique and Art Festival will be held in historic Crabapple at 790 Mayfield Road rain or shine. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. free parking and admission.,

October 1 • HABITAT 5k/1-MILE ROAD RACE Mt. Bethel, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, will host this race to help build the 30 and 31 Habitat homes. Entire proceeds will be used to move two families from substandard housing to homes of their own. (770) 744-3652, (770) 971-2880,

Find the hidden picture Cathy Shepherd (hidden picture) & Marlen Quiroz (trivia) were our winners for August’s contest corner. They received a gift card to Starbucks. Congratulations! 13

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Let the Learning Begin North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) hosted its annual Back to School Health and Wellness Fair in its parking lot to help kids get ready to head back to school in style. Through the organizational skills and passion of NFCC program director Eden Purdy, more than 1,370 backpacks and school supplies were distributed free to children in need. The event included a variety of fun and interactive activities to help families make positive changes towards a healthier and safer lifestyle. “The morning of the fair could not come soon enough for some families. Griselda arrived Friday evening at 8:45 p.m. camping out to be the first person in line. She was joined at 3 a.m. Saturday morning by Mark and his family. Both of them had to be at work by 10 a.m. Saturday. Before the sun came up on Saturday morning, they had been joined by more than 200 parents and children, including a young mother who was in labor,� said Eden Purdy.

Lions Club mem ber and its mas cot were in attendance to ta lk to the kids du ring the NFCC fa ir.

Whether children were receiving haircuts or playing in the misting machine, fun was had by all. From the 350+ volunteers who supported the event to the more than 2,000 individuals who attended, all students in North Fulton went back to school ready to learn. NFCC strives to prevent homelessness in North Fulton by supporting families during short-term emergencies with food, clothing, rent, utilities and other basic needs. For more information on how to support special programs offered by NFCC, please contact Eden Purdy at 770-640-0399 x208 or, or visit website

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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




(770) 649-7077




770-594-1313 770-552-0834

Public Schools

Fulton County School District: | (404) 768-3600

Elementary Schools Esther Jackson Elementary 1400 Martin Road Roswell, GA 30076 (770) 594-5290 Principal: Constance Coles

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

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

Hillside Elementary

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

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

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

River Eves Elementary

Northwestern Middle

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

Milton High

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

Sweet Apple 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

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

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

2011 — 2012 Calendar at a Glance September 5 October 17 Teacher Workday November 23 — 25 December 23 — January 3 January 4 Teacher Workday

Elkins Pointe Middle

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

(770) 650-3000

The Art Institute of Atlanta

University of Phoenix Atlanta Campus

(770) 394-8300

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2nd Annual STAR House Golf Marathon Fifteen golfers took the links in the 2nd Annual STAR House Golf Marathon held at Brookfield Country Club. More than $20,000 was raised with each golfer’s goal of $2,200 towards scholarships for students who attend the STAR House program. PaperHost CEO Jim Coyle and Stroud’s Painting and Design owner Steve Stroud were this year’s golf marathon event chairs, other participants included Britt Faunce of Fifth Third Bank, winner of the Banker’s Cup — top fund raiser of all participating bankers. STAR House has been providing afterschool educational programming and summer camps for at-risk children between the ages of 5 to 18 since 1993.

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All games begin at 7:30 p.m.


Collins Hill


Peachtree Ridge


At Alpharetta


At Norcross


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West Forsyth


North Forsyth


At Roswell

*Colored, italic school names denote away games.

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Helping Kids Connect by Michelle Martin Bob and Michele Roman of Canton, Ga., were not overly concerned when their son, Joey, stopped talking at around 15 months old. “He had been developing normally until then and was speaking around 10 words, but then his language just sort of stopped,” recalls Michele. “His older sister, Hannah, didn’t start talking until she was around 2 years old, so we just thought Joey was an early talker and was regressing verbally for some reason. But, we began to see more and more signs that something wasn’t right.” In addition to regressing verbally, Michele says Joey wasn’t playing with other children or toys properly; wasn’t making eye

contact; and wasn’t very affectionate. Although she didn’t know it at the time, Michele later learned that Joey was exhibiting behaviors typical of Autism. “We didn’t know anyone with Autism, so we were hoping that Joey didn’t have it,” she says. “We tried to convince ourselves that his language was getting better and that he just plays differently. We were in a bit of denial.” Michele and Bob decided to try in-home speech and occupational therapy for Joey, in addition to therapy provided through his special-needs’ preschool. “They really engaged Joey,” Michele recalls, “but he was basically non-verbal still and had not progressed enough to enter mainstream kindergarten.”

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The Romans chose to home school Joey — a decision that ultimately changed Joey’s life. “A friend of mine in the homeschool program forwarded an e-mail from one of her friends, whose child had had amazing results through Brain Balance,” Michele says. The program was still very new, so Michele attended a seminar featuring Dr. Peter Scire, executive director of Brain Balance Achievement Centers of Atlanta, to learn more. “I was so excited and encouraged; I just knew God had orchestrated this and that Brain Balance was the answer.”

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Bob, on the other hand, needed a little more convincing. “As a father, I wanted to get my son the help he needed, but I needed more proof,” he says. “I liked that Brain Balance takes a different approach from common therapies — attacking the right brain and, in a sense, regenerating it to work with the left brain. That’s science, so it made sense to me.” Brain Balance is an individually designed, comprehensive, non-medical program that combines academic and sensorymotor activities to address specific neurobehavioral and learning challenges, including ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Tourette’s, Asperger’s and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The program

includes in-center and at-home exercises, along with dietary recommendations; typically, participants complete two 12-week sessions. Brain Balance Achievement Centers’ 47 nationwide locations include centers in Roswell, Suwanee and Peachtree City. “Our goal is to get children to a higher level of functionality,” says Dr. Scire. “Even the smallest changes make a huge difference.” Joey began his first 12-week session at Brain Balance when he was 6 years old — going to the center for an hour three days a week. Michele explains that the exercises were as simple as having Joey hop on one foot and listen to music in his left ear to stimulate the right side of his brain, but also featured “amazing technological tools” to help stimulate Joey’s visual and sensorymotor skills and core strengths. “We saw great improvements after about seven weeks. Before, Joey would jump around the house and squeal; sprinkle things inside and outside; and have trouble controlling his impulses. After just seven weeks, those tendencies really subsided. Soon after, his eye contact improved and attention span grew longer.” A burn on Joey’s right hand delayed enrollment in the second 12-week session and forced him to do everything with his left hand. “It really enforced the idea that his left hand was triggering the right side of his brain,” Michele says, noting that Joey’s dependency on his left hand seemed to escalate his progress once he resumed in-center Brain Balance sessions. “His eye contact and concentration dramatically improved, and he started having conversations — whereas just a couple of years before he couldn’t put two words together.” Joey, now 8½ years old, completed three different 12-week sessions at Brain Balance from 2009 through spring 2011, and Dr. Scire has recommended certain exercises for him to continue at home. “We wouldn’t rule out more sessions in

the future,” Michele says, “because Joey has made enormous strides every time.” Michele says Joey’s progress through Brain Balance has changed not only Joey’s life but their entire family life. “Before, when we wanted to plan a family activity, we had to consider how Joey would react; it really limited what we could do and where we could go as a family.” Now, Joey attends church with the family and even received his first communion this past spring. He also likes to play outside with friends and be a part of the family now, Michele says, recalling a recent visit to her parents’ home, when Joey expressed feeling sad that Hannah was playing cards without him. “It was a miraculous event on many levels — not only that Joey wanted to participate but also that he was able to tell us what he was feeling and why he was feeling that way. He’s gone from one end of the spectrum to the other! Family members who don’t see Joey very often can’t believe how far he has come in such a short time.”

Michele says Joey’s progress through Brain Balance has changed not only Joey’s life but their entire family life.

Brain Balance Achievement Centers 30 E. Crossville Road, Suite 150 Roswell, GA 30075 (770) 650-8010 780 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Suite 400 Suwanee, GA 30024 (770) 614-4790 25

In the Community

Under the

Gold DOME by State Senator John Albers

America’s Debt: How Our Spending Addiction Remains an Untreated Illness viable plan for paying down our nation’s debt. Our nation was The federal government in Washington DC is fighting over most successful when we operated in a way that funded the basic debt limits and deficits while our great state of Georgia has a needs of our government. Since that time we have gradually balanced budget, no deficit and an AAA bond rating. If we created a society built on those who want more than they are can do it right, so can they! We should expect nothing less willing to work for. We have created a dangerous culture that than a balanced budget and to start paying down the federal relies on pricey government handouts and safety nets, rather debt. I strongly favor a federal balanced budget amendment. than the drive and desire to do for ones self. We must reevaluate Recently, leaders in Washington successfully passed a bill our spending based on the realities of today, modernize our to increase our nation’s debt limit. This poor decision military, and pay for the basic needs of government. Medicare, negatively impacted the federal government’s AAA rating Medicaid, and Social Security programs account for more than when the S&P downgraded it to a AA rating. We need our half of our nation’s spending. Entitlement programs continue federal government in Washington to be courageous and not to drain our nation’s bank continue to kick this can down account. The time has come the street for our children and that we take serious look grandchildren. As congressional leaders continue to discuss our at reforming bureaucratic debt, we in the state Senate are gearing up for Unfortunately, as a result of special session, which started August 15. During programs that have this decision to raise the debt this short session, we worked to redraw a fair snowballed out of control. ceiling, we will now see our map from the data we received after the 2010 The time has come for an Census. I’ll continue to update you throughout nation’s debt grow beyond the era for responsibility and the process. $14 trillion we already owe. In accountability. fact, just recently our debt hit As congressional leaders 100% of GDP — a significant continue to discuss our milestone, but not a positive debt, we in the state Senate are gearing up for special session, one. Economic progress is already facing significant hurdles which started August 15. During this short session, we worked and the weight of our debt is adding to the problem. The to redraw a fair map from the data we received after the 2010 reaction of the markets is showing that though we may have Census. I’ll continue to update you throughout the process. avoided the most immediate crisis, the underlying problem still exists. I urge you to get involved by contacting me at or logging onto for more information. Spending in our nation’s capital has become an illness — an addiction. Each American taxpayer is responsible for more than $130,000 of this debt. It’s time to get involved and Sen. John Albers represents the 56th Senate District, which includes portions of demand our voices be heard. We must advocate for cuts in North Fulton County. He may be reached at his office at (404) 463-8055 or by email at spending, reigning in entitlement program spending, and a

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In the Community

The View From CITY HALL Link2Roswell App by Mayor Jere Wood Roswell now has its own App for the Iphone and Android Smart Phones. There are so many things happening everyday in Roswell, it’s hard to keep up. Link2Roswell lists Roswell events you won’t want to miss. It also has contact information and a Link2Roswell’s website. To download the App to your smart phone, visit the App Store or the Marketplace in search for “Link2Roswell.”

Jere Wood is the mayor of Roswell. You may contact him at or visit for more information.

• A Civil War exhibit at the Smith House, 935 Alpharetta Street • A free concert at Riverside Park on September 3, “Soulphonics” • Alive After Five in downtown historic Roswell on Canton Street, September 15 from 5-9 p.m. • The 45th Annual Roswell Arts Festival will be held at the Square, with continuous shuttles from City Hall. Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 19 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. • Free productions of Shakespeare’s Henry the Fifth at Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive from 7:30-9:30 p.m..

In September, there is lots to see and do in Roswell:

If your organization wants to have their events listed on the Roswell App, and the events are open to the public, contact Dotty Etris at the Roswell Convention and Visitor’s Bureau at and ask to have your event listed.

• “Pan Handle Slim and Oklahoma Kid” are playing at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street

Hope to see you around Roswell at the events listed on the Link2Roswell in September.

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Healthy Living

WHAT EVERY WOMAN Should Know About Ovarian Cancer


September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Ovarian cancer is often called the “silent” cancer because the symptoms can be vague or only a “whisper,” often going unnoticed until the disease has progressed to an advanced stage. Early detection is especially important for ovarian cancer to ensure the most effective treatment. You can help protect yourself by knowing your body and recognizing symptoms early. Know the Symptoms A Pap test does not detect ovarian cancer, so it’s important to pay attention to warning signs. If they persist on a daily basis for more than two weeks, call your doctor. The most common symptoms are: • • • •

Bloating Pelvic or abdominal pain Trouble eating or feeling full quickly Experiencing urinary frequency and urgency

Know Your Risk The risk for developing ovarian cancer appears to be affected by several factors — increasing age, obesity, smoking and alcohol use, never having had children, having children late in life, taking estrogen or hormone replacement therapy, among others. If you have a strong personal or family history of cancer, genetic testing can help you reduce your risk of developing ovarian cancer and increase your chances of survival. Better Hope for a Cure Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy remain the three traditional treatment options for women with cancer. However, new treatments and technologies offer ovarian cancer patients better hope for a cure. Robotic surgery combines laparoscopy with robotic technology, allowing surgeons greater range of motion and the ability to perform more precise, less invasive procedures. Patients benefit from smaller incisions, less blood loss and postoperative pain, and shorter recovery times. 32 AroundAbout Roswell | september 2011

Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemoperfusion, or HIPEC, is performed immediately following surgery, while still in the operating room, and delivers heated chemotherapy directly into the abdominal cavity, where it can penetrate diseased tissue directly. The combination therapy is effective at slowing or preventing recurrence of the disease and can add quality months — even years — to the patient’s life. At the Forefront of Cancer Care More cases of gynecologic cancer, including ovarian, are diagnosed and treated at Northside Hospital than at any other hospital in Georgia. Northside was the first in Georgia to perform robotic radical hysterectomy for gynecologic oncology patients and ranks in the top 5 percent of all robotic GYN programs in the country. The hospital also offers genetic testing for families with a history of ovarian cancer and participates in multiple oncology research programs and clinical trials, some of which often are found only at large academic medical centers and research universities. As an NCI Community Cancer Centers Program, the 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 about ovarian cancer or any of the screening and treatment services available at Northside Hospital, visit

Healthy Living

A HEALTHY BODY Functional Neurology

by LaCretia Munroe, MS, DC A Healthy Body is located in the area of Hickory Flat, in Dr. LaCretia Munroe specializes in sports chiropractic, functional Canton Georgia. My name neurology, and metabolic solutions. is LaCretia Munroe, D.C. I Providing exceptional care for difficult have been in practice for 11 cases. Call the office at (770) 7200865 or visit years, the last six years I have practiced in Canton as a Sports Chiropractor. Having a Masters in Sports Physiology and having had a practice in the Gold’s Gym of Woodstock for five years, it seemed the logical step to take when I opened in Canton. But over the last three years my practice has changed. Now I see challenging patients that are seeking alternative medicine approaches. Since chiropractic is really the study of the nervous system, and not “cracking backs” as most people think, I started taking classes with the Carrick Institute of Functional Neurology. Functional Neurology is a specialty in healthcare that focuses on the health and performance of the brain, the

rest of the nervous system, and its interactions with the entire body. Chiropractic is a learned profession which teaches that the relationship between structure and function in the human body is a significant health factor and that such relationships between the spinal column and the nervous system are most significant, since the normal transmission and expression of nerve energy are essential to the restoration and maintenance of health. I apply the knowledge of the how the nervous system works normally to determine when it isn’t performing. My office offers brain based therapy as well as traditional chiropractic to help patients achieve a greater level of health. We have just added brain mapping and Neurointergration therapy for our patients with ADHD, Dyslexia and Autism, anxiety and insomnia. I utilize cutting edge equipment to help the nervous system heal from symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, balance and movement disorders. A Healthy Body is one of the few offices chosen in Georgia by Dr. Datis Kharrazian, the author of the book “Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Test Are Normal” to teach Dr. Kharrazian’s methods to patients. His website is Our office is located at 6124 Hickory Flat Hwy. Ste E. Canton, GA, 30115. Call (770) 720-0865 or visit for more information. 33

Healthy Living


Pediatric Dental Treatment Is Delayed by Vishant Nath, DMD Oftentimes when children are diagnosed with cavities, parents ask the question, “When should we have them treated?” They wonder, is this something that needs to be done right away, or can it wait until a later date? I always emphasize that treatment should be done right away, as untreated cavities can lead to severe dental infection.

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

According to a study by the National Institutes of Health, students miss more than 51 million school hours per year because of dental problems or related conditions. Dental pain can distract students, cause their schoolwork to suffer or even lead to absences. Children and adolescents with healthy teeth have better attendance, are more attentive in the classroom and tend to participate more fully in school-related activities. Although finances can be a deciding factor in choosing to defer treatment for parents, it’s important for parents to remember that untreated decay can lead to more expenses, discomfort and hassle if the child were to require hospitalization for a serious dental infection from untreated dental decay. The type of dental infection that can lead to hospitalization can have the following symptoms (1): • The affected child may be dehydrated and in pain. • The child’s body temperature may exceed 101 degrees F, which indicates a severe infection. • Trismus may develop. This is the inability to open the mouth widely. It is caused by inflammation of the chewing muscles (muscles of mastication). • A dental infection can spread deep into the face and neck, and may require surgical drainage in order to resolve the problem. • Deep infections of the face, head, and neck can quickly produce life-threatening complications that would lead to hospitalization. This type of dental infection is treated in the following manner (1): • The most important step in treating a dental infection is removing the source and cause of the infection. This often continued on page 46 34 AroundAbout Roswell | september 2011

Healthy Living

DROOPY Eyelids?

by Edward J. Furey, OD PC Not a lot of time is put into talking about one’s eyelids. However, eyelids are a very integral part of the eye. Eyelids protect the eye from injuries, particles and help distribute tear film. Often times, the eyelid becomes droopy and Dr. Edward J. Furey specializes in does not function in a proper primary eye care, glaucoma, low vision, manner. This condition is geriatrics and is the Center Director referred to as ptosis. The of Furey Family Eye Care. Located at 250 East Crossville Road, Roswell. droop of an eyelid may be, barely noticeable, droop (770) 993-5592 over the entire pupil and can happen in both children and adults. Mostly it occurs in adults due to the aging process. Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is a popular cosmetic plastic surgery to remove excess skin, fat or muscle from the upper and lower eyelids to improve the function of the eyelids for the eyes. In cases where ptosis causes visual disturbances, blepharoplasty is considered medically necessary. The visual disturbances may hinder a person’s ability to see in the case of the upper eyelid droop or severe dry eye syndrome resulting from the eyelids not closing properly or a droopy lower eyelid. When the eyelids droop it can cause loss of vision or severe dry eye syndrome, therefore, blepharoplasty is considered medically necessary to improve the eyelid function. First, determine if ptosis is occurring by having a comprehensive eye examination from an eyecare professional. Rule out other pathology that may be causing any loss of vision or visual disturbance from dry eye syndrome. Another diagnostic test is the visual field which is performed by having a patient take the test with their eyelids taped open and then performed with the patient’s eyelids not taped. Then a comparative visual field print out is read to determine if the eyelid is causing loss of vision. Once ptosis is determined, the patient has the option of moving forward to the surgical procedure of blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery. Qualified board-certified plastic surgeons who specialize in the blepharoplasty and who have extensive experience in this field are the primary choices. Here are some questions to ask a surgeon: 1. Credentials, training and the number of times the treatment has been performed by that surgeon; continued on page 46 35

Life At Home

II FOR TEA and Tea for 2!

by Michael Consoli There is only one passenger ship that can rightly claim to be “iconic.” Named after a reigning monarch, the Queen Elizabeth II recently retired after 41 years of service with Cunard to start a new life as a floating hotel and conference Michael Consoli is owner of center in Dubai. Since launch, Cruise Planners. You may contact she has traveled over 6 million him at 770-650-7667 or online at nautical miles while sailing to fascinating ports around the world and hosting 2.5 million guests on 1,428 voyages. Classic ship historians can spend hours recounting stories about this most famous Cunarder. One particularly interesting tidbit is how the ship’s name was decided upon. Without a doubt, the British have a strong sense of tradition and protocol and the naming of the ship in 1967 represented an interesting challenge. The ship was designed by the Cunard team in Liverpool but built at John Brown’s shipyard in Glasgow, Scotland. She was to be named at the launching ceremony by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and also carry her name. But after the launch things became more complicated. Cunard’s chairman, Sir Basil Smallpiece determined after consulting with Royal aides that the ship should be named Queen Elizabeth 2 with the Arabic letter and not the Roman numerals “II.” Why? Because until that time only Royal Navy vessels had carried a reigning monarch’s Roman numeral suffix. And, Her Majesty was also Queen Elizabeth I of Scotland, where the ship was built. Therefore, she was named QE-2 instead of QE-II and went on not only to be the most famous ship in history but the one whose name was misprinted most often. Cunard offers a wide array of sailings, now on 3 ships: Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria. All are very new, most notably Victoria and Elizabeth. They cruise the world offering superior accommodations, food and service. They also offer a very unique experience in cruising — one that reminds us of what cruising used to be.

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Life At Home

Remedy to Leaky Duct Work

by Dan Jape Duct leakage in homes and businesses not only costs the owners thousands of dollars in energy costs, it is rarely addressed and/or corrected and continues to waste energy every year. We have seen unsealed duct work systems leak 35% to 50% of the system’s Dan Jape is the owner of Reliable Heating and Air. You may contact him airflow capacity, this leakage at 770-594-9096 or visit him online at occurs in attics, crawlspaces or unconditioned space. Duct leakage causes heating and cooling systems to work harder and run longer causing premature failure. Leaks can also cause mold growth; dust and debris is pulled into ducts causing indoor air quality issues. There is an answer to this waste and everyone should explore this remedy. Liquid aerosol rubber sealant can be injected into the leaky duct system, it seeks out the areas that are not sealed properly, hardens into a complete seal, stopping the leak. The sealant can seal a hole up to 5/8” and is the only way to correct leaky ducts in a wall or hard to reach area. Duct cement or mastic can correct easy to reach places but hard to reach places requires the liquid aerosol rubber sealant. This sealing method was developed in the early 1990’s with funding from the EPA, the Department of Energy and the Electric Power Research Institute and has been in use for years. It is completely safe and non-toxic and has a 10-year warranty. There are several advantages to an airtight duct system: an even home temperature; reduction in humidity and dust particles; and odors associated with an attic or crawl space being drawn into the living space. To properly seal ducts will require a thoroughly cleaned system which also improves the indoor air quality. This includes cleaning the ducts, grills and registers along with the furnace coil, blower wheel, and plenums. A sanitizer is then used to prevent any mold, bacteria or fungal growth. Most duct systems can benefit from cleaning, tightening and rubber sealing. Technicians complete a computer-generated testing to establish a leak rate before any sealing is done and a report showing how tight the duct system is after the sealing is completed. continued on page 46 37

Family and Faith

SOMETHING Beautiful . . .

by Laurie Troublefield Part 2 — Last month I left off talking about how there is beauty in everything, no matter how ugly, smelly, or uncomfortable my experience may be. And, more specifically, I began talking about the beauty of Laurie Troublefield is the director of relationship and how easy training with Grace Connections. it seems to be able to move You may contact her at away from, disregard, or even outright reject others because of a difference between us. This may be the top item on my list of “Man, that bugs the snot out of me,” list. And mostly, because I think my heart (which is full of Jesus even when I’m the one who’s “ugly”) grieves the loss of the most amazing gift we have on this earth. In the discipleship community of which I am a part (called The Ride), we have regular times of conversation around our heart’s desire and the battle of the flesh to snuff it out. One of the thought provokers I pose when introducing the subject of brokenness is: “Think of a relationship that has hurt you the most. What did it feel like? What did you know in the midst of the pain? What did you want to do?” It is glorious conversation, but also very painful. As I listen to the many stories of broken relationships, and share some of my own, I recognize in the midst of it just how miraculous it is to be given the gift of freedom to mess up. We all do, maybe over and over, but when the one(s) with whom you have relationship stick it out through the flub ups, glory breaks out all over the place. So why then does it seem so many relationships end up in disaster, or at least in a place of unreal “niceness?” Well I’m sure there are many reasons one could come up with, but, I’m convinced it really comes down to one foundational issue — we don’t see the beauty. Another way to say this is we’ve been blinded (by deception) to the wonder of miraculous intimate connection with others. And there is nothing the enemy of our soul enjoys more than watching the children of God trample on the greatest reflection of Love Himself on this earth. I hate to admit it, but I’ve been on both sides of this atrocity in the past. I’ve been a “rejector” and a “rejectee.” I’ve seen my flesh fight to be “right” (not a pretty sight) and I’ve watched my heart scream out for freedom when I needed to be listened continued on page 46 38 AroundAbout Roswell | september 2011

Family and Faith

DID YOU HEAR GOD Whisper Today? by Ron Bradley One of my favorite books last year was, “The Power of a Whisper” by Pastor Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Community Church outside of Chicago, Illinois. He gives practical instruction how we can learn to hear from heaven as we navigate our lives here on earth. One of our greatest challenges in today’s loud culture is to hear and to distinguish the voice of God.

Dr. Ron Bradley is the pastor at First Baptist Church Roswell. You may contact him at 770-587-6980 or

At a particularly difficult time at Willow, Pastor Hybels desperately was in need of a little encouragement from above, so he hopped on a boat, and headed out on the lake, prepared to hear meaningful words from heaven. During the next three hours there was nothing but silence. As he readied to haul up the anchor, he saw a Bud Light beer can float by. “I stood there wondering: Is this a message from God? If so, what could it mean? Am I supposed to drink Bud Light? Am I supposed to tell my congregation not to drink Bud Light? Is there a message inside the can?”

Speak Lord, for your servant hears!

After a minute, he figured, “God was probably just telling me to respect His creation, fish the can out of the water and toss it into the garbage.” When he returned home, his family who knew he had invested his afternoon in “meaningful dialogue with God,” asked, “So, what did God say to you?” “Pick up the beer can — that’s what He said,” they all laughed together. Sometimes God just speaks so simply to us, yet we try to complicate the message. Sometimes God just speaks to us in the power of a whisper. After that experience, Pastor Hybels asked his congregation to share with him how God had whispered to them and how they had responded. Cecelia wrote, “A couple of months ago I came home from the grocery store and heard God say, ‘Give it all away!’ I jumped back into my car and drove directly to the church’s food pantry.” And she gave it all away! How we all wish we could be so tuned to God’s voice that we hear and respond to His whispers! To love like He loves, serve like He serves, give like He gives! May our prayer ever be, “Speak Lord, for your servant hears!” 39

Baptist Atlanta Street Baptist Church

North River Baptist Church 12090 Hardscrabble Road, (770) 992-7777

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

Northside Baptist Church

Bethany Baptist Church

Philadelphia Baptist Church

2065 Bethany Road, (770) 475-6748

Boiling Springs Primitive Baptist Church 1200 Birmingham Road, (404) 444-6490 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m.

Bridgeway Church 4755 Kimball Bridge Road,(770) 751-1972 Sunday Services: 9:30 a.m.

Clear Springs Baptist Church


11575 Jones Bridge Road, (770) 475-9223 Sunday Services: 11 a.m.

Clear Springs Missionary Baptist Church 2725 Kimball Bridge Road, (770) 664-6863

County Line Baptist Church

11125 Houze Road, (770) 993-5207

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

First Baptist Church of Alpharetta 44 Academy Street, (770) 475-6556

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

First Romanian Baptist 5505 Winters Chapel Road, (770) 992-4274

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

Hopewell Baptist Church 15730 Hopewell Road, 770-442-0793

Johns Creek Baptist Church 7500 McGinnis Ferry Road, (770) 623-8203 Sunday Services: 11 a.m.

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

New Haven Baptist Church 2925 Holcomb Bridge Road, (770) 993-1691

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Episcopal 13560 Cogburn Road, (770) 521-0207 Sunday Services: 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.

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

Providence Baptist Church 20075 Providence Road, (770) 475-3627

St. David’s Episcopal Church 1015 Old Roswell Road, (770) 993-6084 Sunday Services: 7:45 & 9 a.m.

Union Hill Baptist Church McGinnis Ferry Road, (770) 475-5077

Union Primitive Baptist Church 335 Cox Road, (770) 993-0862

Vision Baptist Church 1125 Alpha Drive, (770) 456-5881 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

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

Crosspointe Community Church SBC

510 Brannon Rd., Cumming, (678) 455-5292

Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church

Crabapple First Baptist

6500 McGinnis Ferry Road, (770) 475-1210

Webb Bridge Ward

St. Aidans Episcopal Church

Willeo Baptist Church SBC

Cross Plains Baptist Church

500 Norcross Street, (770) 640-7357

3550 Spruill Circle, (770) 664-6915

430 Strickland Road, (770) 475-9429

12760 Birmingham Highway, (770) 475-6111 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m.

Roswell/Alpharetta First Ward

Zion Missionary Baptist Church 888 Zion Circle, (770) 993-8587 Sunday Services: 9:45 a.m. & 5:45 p.m.

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

Jewish Chabad of Alpharetta Jewish Center 10180 Jones Bridge Road, (770) 410-9000 Sunday Services: 9:45 & 10:30 a.m.

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

Congregation Gesher L Torah 4320 Kimball Bridge Road, (770) 777-4009

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

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

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

Saint Brigid Catholic Church 3400 Old Alabama Road, (678) 393-0060 Sunday Services: 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 5 p.m (Life Teen)

Lutheran Christ the Shepherd Lutheran Church

675 Riverside Road, (770) 641-9720

4655 Webb Bridge Road, (770) 475-0640 Sunday Services: 8:15, 9:30 & 10:55 a.m.

St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church

Cross of Life Lutheran Church ELCA Roswell

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

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

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

5390 McGinnis Ferry Road, (770) 740-1279 Sunday Services: 9:30 a.m.

535 Rucker Road, (770) 475-4501 Sunday Services: 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m. (En Español) 5 p.m (Life Teen)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Lord of Life Lutheran Church ELCA

Messiah Lutheran Church - WELS 4765 Kimball Bridge Road, (770) 751-9357 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church ELCA Cumorah (Spanish) Branch 500 Norcross Street, (770) 640-0531

10250 Haynes Bridge Road, (770) 475-4250 Sunday Services: 9:15 (Tradtional) & 10:45 a.m. (Modern)

The River Church 501 S. Main Street, Suite 101, (678) 860-0971 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m.


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

Alpharetta First United Methodist Church 69 North Main Street, (770) 475-5576 Sunday Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

Birmingham United Methodist 15560 Birmingham Highway, (770) 475-3591 Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11 a.m.

Christ United Methodist Church 1340 Woodstock Road, (770) 993-3945

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

Alpharetta Presbyterian 180 Academy Street, (770) 751-0033 Sunday Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

Ebenezer United Methodist Church 12900 Hwy. 140 N, (770) 640-728 Sunday Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

Midway United Methodist Church 5025 Highway 9 N, (770) 475-5230 Sunday Services: 8:30 & 10:45 a.m.

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

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

St. James United Methodist 3000 Webb Bridge Road, (678) 762-1543 Sunday Services: 8 & 11 a.m.

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

Keepin’ It Real Lighthouse, Inc. 61 Old Canton Street, (770) 360-5601

The Lighthouse Church

Canaan Korean Presbyterian Church

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

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

Other Churches

13540 Highway 9 North, (770) 754-7900 Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11 a.m.

Crabapple Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses 910 Mayfield Road, (678) 339-0349

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

First Church of Christ, Scientist 10920 Houze Road, (770) 998-9977 Sunday Services: 10 a.m.

390 Cumming Street, Suite 1, (770) 475-7701

Inner Quest 12830 New Providence Road, (770) 521-2875 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m.

Islamic Center of North Fulton 1265 Rucker Road, (678) 297-0019

Jehovah’s Witnesses 9400 Brumbelow Road, (770) 594-9400

625-A Sims Industrial Boulevard, (678) 319-9700 Sunday Services: 11 a.m.

Morning Star Chapel

Alpharetta Church of God 1460 Mid Broadwell Road, (770) 475-5788 Sunday Services: 10:45 a.m.

Armenian Church of Atlanta

2780 Bethany Bend, (678) 319-0041

Restoration Church of God 410 Rucker Road, (770) 751-9697 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m.

9820 Coleman Road, Roswell, (770) 641-9267

Roswell Alliance Church

Baha’i Faith of Alpharetta

Roswell Assembly of God

1100 Allenbrook Lane, (770) 643-0180

10690 Jones Bridge Road, (770) 442-1332

11440 Crabapple Road, (770) 993-6586

Baha’i Faith of Roswell

Roswell Community Church


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

Stonecreek Church

3315 Francis Road, (770) 521-1112 Sunday Services: 9:30 & 10:30 a.m.

Abundant Life Community Church

North Point Community Church

11940 Alpharetta Highway, (770) 777-6889 Sunday Services: 10 a.m.

Community of Christ

The Hanuman Mandir Northminster Presbyterian

Bridge To Grace

Spirit of God Christian Church

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

11320 West Road, (770) 552-5505

18271 Union Hill Road, (770) 664-3644

4350 Northpoint Parkway, (770) 290-5600 Sunday Services: 9, 11 & 12:45 a.m.

Church of Christ — Roswell

Calvary Chapel 200 James Road, (770) 442-8167 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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

World Harvest Church 320 Hardscrabble Road, (770) 643-9223 Sunday Services: 9, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. 41

Business Organizations BNI-Alpharetta Accelerators Chapter Contact: Jim Somers, (770) 753-2032 Website:

International Association of Administrative Professionals

Hospice Advantage Contact:

(770) 218-1997

Homestretch Contact:

(770) -642- 9185

Humane Society of Forsyth County No-Kill Shelter

Contact: Deborah Padgett, (678) 982-2314

Contact: (770) 887-6480 E-mail: Website:

Job Networking Group

Humanists of Georgia

Contact: (770) 642-7943 Website:

Contact: (770) 662-6274 Website:

National Association of Women Business Owners

Keep Roswell Beautiful

Contact: (678) 539-8090 Website:

The North Fulton Bar Association Contact: Charles Gabriel, (678) 735-5900 Website:

Contact: (770) 641-3715 Website:

Middle East Bible Outreach Contact: (678) 339-0296 Website:

Next Century Youth

Contact: Ben Staten, (404) 323-0049

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

North Metro Women’s Connection

North Fulton Community Charities

North Fulton Connects



Rosan Hall, (770) 335-6013

Northside Business Network Group Contact:

Diane Williford, (770) 594-2200

Contact: (770) 640-0399 Website:

North Fulton Senior Services


Contact: (770) 993-1906 Website:

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

Southeast Pug Rescue & Adoption, Inc.

Charitable Organizations

Alpharetta Clean and Beautiful Contact:

(678) 297-6200

Basset Hound Rescue of Georgia Contact:

Contact: (770) 887-9741 Website:

STAR House Foundation Contact: Website:

United Way of Atlanta Contact:

(770) 614-1000

Contact: (770) 992-4339 Website:

Children’s Restoration Network (770) 649-7117

Companion Animal Connection

Civic Organizations


(770) 475-9023

Alpharetta Library Book Sale Contact:

Family Haven

Contact: Debora, (678) 218-5732 Website:

(770) 889-6384

(770) 740-2425

Alpharetta Junior Women’s Club

Foster Care Support Foundation

Alpharetta Optimist Club

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


Alpharetta Lions Club

Friends of the Alpharetta Library

Alpharetta Roswell Newcomers Club

Contact: (770) 740-2425 E-mail:

Foundation for Ensuring Access and Equity Contact: Mychal Wynn, (678) 395-5825 Website:

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

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Contact: Lisa Martin, (770) 702-9120 Website:

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

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

Latin American Association Contact: (404) 638-1800 Website:

North Fulton Jaycees Contact: Adam Boze, (404) 259-1356

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

RH Bassett American Legion, Post 319 Meeting: Contact:

1st Thursday at 7 p.m. (770) 992-7744

Roswell Junior Woman’s Club Contact: Teffany Dowdy, (770) -649-9483 Website:

Roswell Lions Club

Roswell Optimists Contact:

Alpharetta American Legion, Auxiliary Unit 201

Contact: (678) 493-9847 Website:


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

Contact: Jerry Bramblett, (770) 642-1653 Website:

(770) 499-1164

Child Development Association


(678) 306-4600

Children of the American Revolution — Martha Stewart Bulloch Society


Greg Cabrera, (770) 752-8122

Garner Andrews, (770) 475-9344

Contact: Barb Hill, (678) 318-1442

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

Mike Bagnulo, (770) 993-5440

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

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

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

The Veterans Alliance Honor Guard Contact: Wayne Cantrell, (678) 773-8346 Website:

VFW Post 12002 Website:

Political Organizations Chattahoochee Republican Women’s Club Contact:

Marjean Birt,

Milton Garden Club

Divorce Recovery Seminar

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


North Fulton Amateur Radio League

Forsyth County Young Republicans Group


Contact: Josh Jones, (678) 207-6723 Website:

Newtown Recreation Contact:

North Fulton Democrats Contact:

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

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


Lewis Lay, (678) 297-6142

Alpharetta Arts Guild Contact: Danita Grant, (678) 994-5630 Website:

Contact: Don Nahser, (770) 475-9684

Alpharetta Golden Age Book Club Contact:

Lewis Lay, (678) 297-6142

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


Lewis Lay, (678) 267-6142

Songs of Atlanta Chorus

Contact: George Cekis, (404) 295-5093

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

STAR­—Singles Together at Roswell Contact: (770) 993-2012 Website:

Writers Network Contact:


Dell Makuch, (770) 667-0620

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

Bobby Christmas, (770) 924-0528

Support Organizations


Lee H, (678) 576-4838

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

Overeaters Anonymous Contact:

Cindy, (404) 394-9333 Bill, (770) -992-6481

Parkinson’s Support Group Contact:

Patty, (770) 261-1767

SA Contact:

Dixie, (770) 993-7253

S-Anon Evelyn, (770) 993-7253

Women’s AA — Sober Sisters Contact:

Barbara G, (770) 650-8482

Anorexia Nervousa and Associated Eating Disorders — ANA Kim, (404) 307-5442

Contact: (404) 817-9994 Website:

Contact: 770-751-7210, (770) 361-1237 Website:

Bereavement Support Group

Georgia Regional Girls Choir

Brain Injury and Stroke Group



Patty Hampton, (770) 261-1767

(770) 751-2650

Care partner support group Contact:

Dawn Reed, (678) 777-7241

(770) 623-8623

Diabetes Support Group Contact:


Contact: (770) 777-1061 Website:

Atlanta Harm Reduction Center



Alpharetta Fibromyalgia Support Group


The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra

MOMS Club of Roswell — East

Barb G, (770) 686-3082

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

Contact: (770) 722-3656, Website:

Patty Hampton, (770) 261-1767

Alcoholics Anonymous

Chattahoochee Celtic Pipes & Drums

Dudes ‘n Darlins Square Dance Club of Alpharetta




AlphaFretters Dulcimer Group

Lupus Support


(770) 662-0916

Alpharetta Walkie Talkies

Patty Hampton, (770) 261-1767

Contact: Libby Field, (770) 772-6478

Alpharetta Singles movie club Contact:


Sawnee Art Association

Southern Winds Concert Band

Alpharetta City Band

Infertility Support

MOMS Club of Roswell — South

Contact: Nancy Hetsko, (678) 361-5198 Website:

Lewis Lay, (678) 297-6142

Contact: Patty Hampton, (770) 261-1767

Contact: (770) 594-6122 Website:

Contact: (770) 977-4031


Foster Care Support Group

Contact: Dick Lord, (770) 317-9571

Alpharetta Bridge Club

Alpharetta Camera Club

Contact: Suzanne, (404) 307-1735

(770) 518-7021

Roswell Photographic Society Alpharetta Adult Activity Center Book Club


Nancy Fairchild, (770) 640-8936

Roswell Harmony Brigade

Recreation & Hobbies

Contact: (678) 456-8082 Website:

(678) 297-2662

Roswell Garden Club Contact:

DreamPower Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Jim Stafford, W4Q0, (770) 993-9500

Roswell Fine Arts Alliance Contact:

Patty Hampton, (770) 261-1767

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Joe Mengoni, (770) 889-7577 43

United States Government President Barack Obama (D)

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

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

Senator Saxby Chambliss (R)

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

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

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

Rep. Tom Price (R), District 6

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

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

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

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

State Government


Governor Nathan Deal (R)

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

(404) 613-4497 (404) 613-4433

Juvenile Court: Chief Judge Sanford Jones

(770) 612-4401

Court of Clerks: Cathelene Robinson

(404) 730-5300

141 Pryor St. S.W. Atlanta, GA 30303

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:

John H. Eaves (D-1)


Robb Pitts (D-2)

(404) 612-8206

(404) 612-8210


Liz Hausmann (D-3)

(404) 612-8213

Tom Lowe (D-4)

(404) 612-8218

e-mail: e-mail:

Joan P. Garner (D-6)

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

340 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail:

(404) 612-8222

(404) 612-8226


(404) 612-8230


Board of Education Linda Schultz (D-1)

Katie Reeves (D-2)

Ashley Widener (D-5)

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

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


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

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

(770) 613-4070

Board of Commissioners

William Edwards (D-7)

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

Julia Bernath (D-7)


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

340 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail:

State Rep. Harry Geisinger (R) (D-48) 601 Coverdell Legislative Bldg. Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail:

(404) 730-4991

Emma I. Darnell (D-5) (404) 656-1776 fax: (404) 657-7332

203 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 Website:

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:


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

132 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail:

(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

(770) 418-9098

401 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail:

220 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail:

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430 Pryor Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30312 e-mail:

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

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

Fulton County Tax Commissioner: Arthur E. Ferdinand

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

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

(404) 768-3600

786 Cleveland Avenue SW, Atlanta, GA 30315 e-mail: Website:

City of Alpharetta

(404) 656-5912

(404) 730-4000

141 Pryor Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 Mayor Arthur Letchas

(678) 597-6020

City of Milton

Mayor Joe Lockwood

(678) 242-2487

City of Roswell

Mayor Jere Wood

(678) 594-6288


11605 Haynes Bridge Rd,

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 Cuttings

Home Decorators Collection, 7691 North Point Parkway, is one of the nation’s largest direct sellers of home decor. It offers exceptional values on an extensive selection of high-quality furniture, area rugs and accessories, available by website, catalog and retail store and is committed to making decorating your home easy, affordable and fun. Ordering is a breeze with Home Decorators Collection’s easy-to-follow online instructions and its knowledgeable call center staff that is on hand to answer questions or take orders any time, day or night, seven days a week. It also offers simple shipping, where you see what you pay — no extra delivery fees or freight surcharges. So whether you shop by website, catalog or at the retail store, you can be sure you will always find top-quality merchandise for your home at the very best prices. (770) 998-7083,

North Fulton Primary Care celebrated the grand opening of its second location at 4895 Windward Parkway in Alpharetta, on August 9. This expanding network of primary care physicians opened its first practice at 2612 Holcomb Bridge Road in Alpharetta earlier this year. Dr. John Swan and Dr. Jacob Varghese will be practicing out of the Windward Parkway location. Their office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. North Fulton Primary Care (NFPC) is a group of family medicine practices located in Alpharetta and Roswell. Serving residents of North Fulton and the surrounding areas, NFPC specializes in pediatrics, gynecology, sports physicals, and general family medicine. For more information about the practice, call (770) 475-0888,

chamberNews The Johns Creek Alliance is a large networking group which meets on alternating Thursdays at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, 6325 Hospital Parkway, Johns Creek. It provides opportunities to network and grow your business in the North Fulton area.

The Monthly Chamber Breakfast The monthly chamber breakfast, Eggs & Enterprise, is held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 a.m. U.S. Congressman Tom Price will be the keynote speaker on September 27 at the Country Club of Roswell, 2500 Club Springs Drive, Roswell.

Young Business Networkers (YBN) met at Duca di Beppo, 2335 Mansell Road, Alpharetta, on August 4. YBN is a quarterly informal networking opportunity for young professionals or anyone new to their career field. YBN’s next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 6, contact GNFCC project manager Sarah LaDart at for additional information. 45

Droopy Eyelids?

2. Where is the surgery being performed; 3. Ask about the extent of the eyelid reshaping and any associated procedures you may be having/needing;

4. Recovery period and limitations to your activities; 5. Ask for an explanation of risks, possible complications and likely results; 6. Inquire as to the cost of the blepharoplasty and whether it is deemed medically necessary. If you are having a medically necessary procedure and want to add on a cosmetic procedure performed at the same time, you can save out-of-pocket cost by combining the medically necessary and cosmetic procedures into the same facility and anesthesia fees.

Remedy to Leaky Duct Work

Something Beautiful . . . Part 2

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A clean duct work assures the homeowner their energy dollars are being spent wisely and they have done all they can do to stop waste in their HVAC system. There are many qualified companies in every community that can visit your home and inspect and check your duct system for leakage. Please give me a call if you would like additional information about this process.

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to and even held tight through the battle raging within me to retreat when others have hurt me. Both sides are painful, often really ugly, and always filled with pressure, but there is HOPE if we look to Jesus to be our Source of Love and Light when it feels like we’re about to blow. Stay with me and we’ll look to that miracle of Hope next time.

Delaying Dental Treament

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means removing (extracting) the offending tooth. Extracting the offending tooth has the additional benefit of providing a way to drain the infection. • Antibiotics are of secondary importance in treating a dental infection, and antibiotics are not automatically used to treat dental infections. Antibiotics are used for treating infections involving rapidly progressive swelling, diffuse swelling, a medically compromised child, or an infection that has invaded the extraoral spaces. • If a child with an infection is dehydrated, IV fluids may need to be administered. The bottom line is that most, if not all of these types of infections can be avoided by following through on dental treatment recommended by your dentist as quickly as possible. Flynn TR: Oral-facial emergencies. The Swollen face. Emergency Clinics of North America. 18(3) August 2000.

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