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Main Street Woodstock recently held a ribbon cutting celebration for Woodstock Art Glass, 8670 Main Street. The Guay family’s business includes handmade glassworks, Chamilia jewelry (for those whom they make glass beads) as well as other forms of art and art classes. (404) 806-0448, www.woodstockartglass.com Brenda’s House of Flowers is scheduled to move into its new facility at 200 Chambers Street in June. New owners Frank Coco and his son, Adam, took over ownership in December when the previous owners, Skip and Lyn Shipman, decided to retire after more than 40 years. (770) 926-3306, www.bhoflowers.com Chattahoochee Gold Swimming recently celebrated the opening of its new Woodstock Aquatic Center lesson pool with a festival held at Woodstock City Park. Main Street Woodstock participated with a ribbon cutting celebration of the new facility. Cherokee Imaging Center, 2000 Village Professional Drive, Suite 100, Canton is now open. The facility provides state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging including MRI, CT, X-RAY and Ultrasound. (678) 324-1306, www.cherokeeimagingcenter.com Prestige Primary Care, with two locations: 684 Sixes Road, Holly Springs and 51 Gordon Road, Jasper, offers total family care, medical weight loss, women’s health, cardiology management, and more. Formerly Internal Medicine Associates, Drs Monika Yadav, Nasir Asghar, Anil Yadav, and Kumi Swart will be happy to assist you with all your medical needs. (678) 494-9669, PrestigePrimaryCare.com Sew Main Street, 8816 Main Street, downtown Woodstock, near the Whole Nine Yards, recently opened. The shop specializes in high-end fabrics and ribbons for the garment maker, quilter, and heirloom sewer and more. (678) 494-5242
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“This is how we think it should be... thanks for including us in your magazine!” ~ Towne Lake Business Owner “Glad to be able to read what’s going on in Woodstock and the surrounding areas.” ~ Towne Lake Reader “Finally!” ~ Towne Lake Business Owner We couldn’t agree more! For ways to contribute and advertise or for general information, please call (770) 720-7497. Thank you for your support.
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Congratulations to Foxtale Book Shoppe, 105 East Main Street, Suite 138 — it recently celebrated its 5th Anniversary. FoxTale Book Shoppe is the brainchild of friends and fellow writers, Karen Schwettman, Jackie Tanase and Ellen Ward. Visit this book store — you will not be disappointed! (770) 516-9989, www.foxtalebookshoppe.com Woodstock Elementary School has been selected by Student Support Team Association for Georgia Educators Board of Directors to receive the 2012 SSTAGE Star Award for Promising Practices at the elementary level. Woodstock Elementary School will be recognized at the SSTAGE’s annual awards presentation. “Thank you for sharing your innovative practices with SSTAGE,” said Dr. Donna Major, SSTAGE President. The National Trust for Historic Preservation along with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs recently announced that for the third time since it was founded in 2009, the Main Street Woodstock program has earned National Accreditation for its program’s standards in performance at the state and national level.
COMMUNITY Affordable Independent Senior Community
NorSouth Development, one of the Southeast’s premier senior living developers, recently hosted Woodstock city officials, business leaders, politicians, first responders, other dignitaries and the newest residents of HearthSide Towne Lake (www.HearthSideTowneLake.com), at a celebration honoring the community’s first residents. HearthSide Towne Lake offers active, independent seniors an affordable lifestyle with unparalleled amenities in an extraordinary location at I-575 and Towne Lake Parkway in Cherokee County. Left to right: Georgia State House Representative (District 20) Charlice Byrd, Kathryn Lawler of the Atlanta Regional Commission, Dave Dixon, NorSouth managing partner and Woodstock Mayor Donnie Henriques. (Photo by Duane Stork Photography)
Outstanding Contribution Award
Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) was recently presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Education Award from the Fulton Science Academy (FSA) International Heritage Festival Committee. “It was an honor to receive this award from the FSA,” said Senator Rogers. “The esteemed educators of FSA are doing a superb job at providing a learning environment that encourages our children to excel within the classroom. By emphasizing the importance of technology, these schools are embracing new and exciting ways to teach and prepare students for successful futures. FSA is a prime example of the success that stems from incorporating parents, teachers and new educational ideals while also putting the students’ needs first by allowing them to choose their path.”
of unity among all members of the Reinhardt family and with the surrounding community,” said Phil Unger, assistant professor of history and chair of the Faculty Senate. She and her husband, Jerry, reside in Canton.
New Physician at Piedmont Physicians
Piedmont Physicians Group recently welcomed Michael Katopes, M.D., who is board-certified in family practice, to the new practice located at 203 Woodpark Place, Building C in Woodstock. “We’re very happy to have Dr. Katopes joining our ongoing efforts to provide the best possible care throughout the greater Atlanta area,” said Berney Crane, president of Piedmont Medical Care Corporation, the parent company of Piedmont Physicians Group. The new practice at Woodpark Place, which will provide care for residents of Woodstock, Canton, Kennesaw, Acworth and the surrounding communities, will be open seven days a week. Dr. Katopes and his Woodpark Place staff strive to help patients focus on their total well-being and to be proactive in preventive healthcare.
March for Babies
Cherokee Women’s Health Specialists helped raise over $500 as part of the recent March of Dimes, “March for Babies,” in Canton’s Heritage Park. The staff walked the loop with their “poster child” Samantha in a stroller, who survived a premature birth and complications to emerge a healthy one year old. “March of Dimes works to accomplish the same thing we do as an obstetrics practice — to see a healthy baby born,” comments Clinical Manager Angel Bobo. “We really enjoy this event – this year we had a Facebook contest, an office raffle, and we printed matching t-shirts for our whole team. It’s great to see the community pull together!”
Jordan Receives RU Bridge Award
Valarie Jordan (pictured), housekeeping supervisor, who has served Reinhardt for more than thirteen years, recently received the University’s 2012 Bridge Award. “The Bridge Award is given annually to a member of the Reinhardt staff whom the faculty sees as going to extra lengths to help build a sense
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Cherokee Women’s Health Specialists staff celebrates walking for March for Babies.
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Annual Baby Alumni Birthday Party The Northside Hospital held its Baby Alumni Birthday party on Saturday, June 2 at Zoo Atlanta. Thousands were expected to join Northside for an evening of fun and festivities. Northside Hospital is the nation’s leader in maternity
COMMUNITY Youth Appreciation Awards
The South Cherokee Optimist Club recently held its annual Youth Appreciation Breakfast for Cherokee’s Middle School students. Positive Attitude Awards were presented to Roy Moss, Creekland; Ally Veal, Freedom; and Matthew Taylor, Teasley. Outstanding Achievement Awards were presented to Gabby Allen, E.T. Booth and Gabriel Ervin, Woodstock. Austin Burgess, Mill Creek was awarded Most Improved and Outstanding Achievement Awards.
services, delivering more babies than any other community hospital in the United States. The Baby Alumni Birthday Party honors all babies born at Northside HospitalAtlanta in Sandy Springs, Northside Hospital-Cherokee in Canton and Northside Hospital-Forsyth in Cumming. Children and their families were treated to face painting, arts & crafts, dance contests and more. Refreshments included cookies, snow cones and ice cream. Guests were encouraged to support the Atlanta Community Food Bank by bringing a donation of canned goods and/or diapers to the event.
Front row (left to right): Matthew Taylor. Ally Veal, and Gabriel Ervin. Back row: Sharon Barker, Angela Ingham, Amber Davis, Danielle Shakespeare, Austin Burgess, Dian Shaw, Roy Moss, Angela Yeager, Donna Dochney, and Gabby Allen. Also during the breakfast, Mill Creek Middle School Assistant Principal Rouel Belleza presented Danielle Shakespeare the Excellence in Education Award for her contributions to the Special Education Program. South Cherokee Optimist Club was chartered in 1975 and meets each Friday morning for breakfast at Featherstone’s. For more information call (678) 524-3832.
Junior Service League Says “Thanks”
The Junior Service League of Woodstock would like to thank all the golfers, sponsors and those who donated items to its silent auction for the 5th Annual Give a Child a Mulligan Golf Tournament held on Friday, April 20 at the Towne Lake Hills Golf Course. All proceeds will go to needy charities in the Cherokee County area. Working together we can “Make A Difference.”
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Babies, Birthdays and Anniversaries
Age 1 on May 25 Happy 1st Birthday Haydan! We love you very much, Mommy, Daddy & Rylie
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Age 5 on May 9 Happy 5th Birthday Rylie! We love you very much! Mommy, Daddy & Haydan
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50 Golden Years of Marriage on December 17, 2011 Willis: Age 69 on December 17, 2011 Peggy: Age 66 on May 5, 2012 Congratulations! We love you! From all your children & grandchildren
Things to do in Woodstock
Vacation Bible School June 11 — 15 • INCREDIWORLD AMAZEMENT PARK VBS
June 13 — 27 THE LITTLE MERMAID
Time: 1 – 4:30 p.m. Location: Cherokee Presbyterian Church 1498 Johnson Brady Rd., Canton Ages: 1 – 6 grades Cost: FREE Register: www.cherokee-pca.org
Time: Location: Cost:
June 11 — 15 • SKY VBS Time: Location: Age: Cost: Register:
9 a.m. – noon Timothy Lutheran Church 556 Arnold Mill Road 3 years — completing 5th grade $10 per child (770) 928-2812
June 17 • TLC SKY VBS Time: Location: Cost: Register:
6 – 8 p.m. Towne Lake Community Church (TLC), 132 N. Medical Pkwy $10 per child (678) 445-8766
June 24 — 29 • ADVENTURES ON PROMISE ISLAND
June 2 — 3 CHEROKEE CHORALE POPS CONCERT Time: June 2 at 7:30 p.m. June 3 at 3 p.m. Location: Falany Performing Arts Center Reinhardt University Cost: $10 adults, $5 students Information: Great hits of Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra conducted by Wes Stoner. (678) 439-8624, www.cherokeechorale.org
June 5, 16 GARDENING WITH THE MASTERS
Time: 6 – 8 p.m. Time/Location: Location: Woodstock Christian Church Hooray for Saturday, June 5 at 10 a.m. 7700 Hwy 92 Herbs Rose Creek Library Age: 3 – 11 years old 4476 Towne Lake Pkwy Cost: Evening meal Mon – Thurs Day Lilies Tuesday, June 16 at 7 p.m. @ 5:30: $2 donation Woodmont Golf Club Register: (770) 926-8238, 3105 Gaddis Road, Canton www.vacationbibleschool.com/ Information: Please call (770) 479-0418 to woodstockchristian register or visit www.caes.uga.edu/extension/ cherokee June 25 — 29 • SPLASH IN
GOD’S WORD Time: Location: Age: Cost: Register:
9 a.m. – noon Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 1208 Rose Creek Dr., Towne Lake 3 years to rising 4th grade $22 per child (770) 924-7286 (deadline June 6)
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June 7 — 9 THE ACADEMY STREET THEATRE GROUP Time: Location:
7:30 p.m. Sequoyah High School Theater 4485 Hickory Road, Canton
Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Saturdays & Sundays at 2 p.m. Elm Street Cultural Arts City Center, 8534 Main Street $9 online in advance $11 at the door
Cost: $8 at door Information: ASTG will present “All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten.” www.cherokee.k12.ga.usdepartments/ curriculumn/astg/default.aspx
ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Time: 8 p.m. Location: Woodruff Arts Center Information: ASO and chorus will present “A Flowering Tree.”
June 7, 14, 21, 28 WALESKA FARMERS MARKET Time: 4:14 — 7:30 p.m. Location: Reinhardt University Parking lot behind Red Sea Church, Corner of Hwy 140 and 108, Waleska Information: (770) 720-5988, ZMW@reinhardt.edu
June 10 TEDDY BEAR PICNIC Time: 1 p.m. Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell Information: Bring your stuffed friend to a picnic at the CNC. Call (770) 992-2055 x 237 for reservation by June 7.
June 11 — 14 WOODSTOCK SOCCER CAMP Time/Age/Cost: 3:30 – 5 p.m. 4 – 5 year olds $50 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. 6 – 14 year olds $100 Location: Riverside Athletic Complex Information: All players must wear proper soccer attire. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
June 4, 21 (class consists of two sessions) SELF-HYPNOSIS WORKSHOP Time: 7 – 9:30 p.m. Location: Georgia Hypnotherapy Associates 6478 Putnam Ford Dr., Suite 125 Cost: $125 per person $99 each for two Information: Learn self-hypnosis to improve your health and self-confidence. firstname.lastname@example.org, (678) 938-7274
June 16 34th ANNUAL POSSUM TROT 10K Time: 7 a.m. Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center 9135 Willeo Road Information: Peachtree Road Race qualifier of the season, fast, flat and scenic along the banks of the Chattahoochee River. www.chattnaturecenter.org
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MAIN STREET SESSIONS Time: 1 p.m. Location: Woodstock Visitors Center Historic Dean’s Store 8588 Main Street Information: iThink Improve Troupe features a family-friendly troupe that performs improvised games and skits for the community.
NIGHT HIKE Time: 8 – 10 p.m. Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell Information: Bring entire family to CNC and see what happens as the sun goes down and night comes to life. www.chattnaturecenter.org
June 18 — 22 CUb SCOUT SUNSET CAMP Time: 6 – 9 p.m. Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 2205 Bascomb Road Age: 1 – 5 grades Information: Cherokee/Pickens Cub Scouts will host Cub Sports Challenge. Deadline to register is June 8. www.cpds.org/CubSouts.htm, CPSunsetCamp@gmail.com
June 23 NATURE’S HEALERS Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell Information: Get to know Mother Nature during an introductory look at the world of healing plants. Adult, advance registration required by June 18. www.chattnaturecenter.com
On-Going MAIN STREET WOODSTOCK FARMERS MARKET Time: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Information: Farmers market will continue through October 27 at the public parking lot on Towne Lake Pkwy and Main Street. (770) 924-0406
SUMMER READING PROGRAM Information: Huntington Learning Center in Woodstock offering annual summer reading program. Students choose books from selected list and receiving a passport for each book they read and write a journal entry about. (678) 445-4746, email@example.com
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP Time: 4th Tuesday, 3 – 4 p.m. Location: Northside Hospital- Cherokee, Ed Dept, Oakside Office Park 130-B Oakside Court, Canton Cost: Free Information: (678) 493-1503
WOODSTOCK BLUEGRASS JAMBOREE Every 1st Saturday at 7 p.m. Held at the Woodstock Community Church, 237 Rope Mill Road. Tickets are $7, children 12 and under free. June is the Bluebill Grit Band, doors open at 6 p.m.
Christy McNew was our winner for May’s contest corner. She will receive Downtown Dollars, good at many Downtown Woodstock Merchants. Congratulations! If you find the hidden picture, be the first to email: firstname.lastname@example.org *Only emailed answers will be accepted. Contest participants are able to win one time per calendar year
SCHOOL KSU Phi Eta Sigma Inductee
Jamie Rule was recently inducted into Kennesaw State University’s Phi Eta Sigma. Phi Eta Sigma is a National Honor Society that rewards academic excellence among full-time, first-year students attending institutions of higher learning. Jamie is a junior at Etowah High School and participating in the Move on When Ready/Dual Enrollment program at KSU. Jamie is the daughter of Linda and Scott Rule.
New American Hero Recipient
Cherokee Charter Academy music teacher, Valerie Stancil, has been selected as Clarion Council and Florida Charter School Alliance’s 2012 New American Hero Award recipient for demonstrating professionalism, kindness and compassion toward students and coworkers. Cherokee Charter Academy has 825 students in K-7 and will add grade 8 in 2012 – 2013. “Valerie Stancil is a compassionate, respectful educator who takes her students on a musical adventure each time they enter her classroom,” said Vanessa Suarez, principal of Cherokee Charter Academy. “We recognize her professionalism and congratulate her on winning this award.”
Optimist International Essay Club Winners
Sequoyah High students, Austin Montgomery and Destini Hinson, recently won the club level Optimist International Essay contest, held by the Hickory Flat Optimist Club. Austin won first place and Destini won second. The essay contest theme was “How My Positive Attitude Benefits My Community.” The Optimist International Essay contest is an annual event with three levels: Austin Montgomery and club, district and international. Destini Hinson The first place winner at the district is awarded a $2,500 college scholarship.
Capitol Art Exhibitors
Valerie Stancil with students.
T-Shirt Design Contest Winners
Johnston Elementary School celebrated National School Breakfast Week, with a T-shirt design contest and prizes awarded to students purchasing breakfast. The top four winners of the T-shirt design contest were Andres Graber, Emily Steele, Jackson Duff, Joseph Wages.
Three students from Woodstock Elementary School were recognized at a reception at the Capitol Art Exhibit. Students Dylan Whitlock, Frankie Martinez and Addy Gonzalez had their artwork displayed across from the State Capitol. Georgia Art Education Association (GAEA) members each are allowed to select only two pieces of work for this exhibit, so being selected for this show is quite an honor, Woodstock ES Principal Dr. Christy S. Bowling said. Left to right: Frankie Martinez, Dylan Whitlock and Addy Gonzalez. 14 My Woodstock | june 2012
Left to right: Cafeteria manager Lucy Kloppenburg-Murphy, Andres Graber, Emily Steele, Jackson Duff, Joseph Wages and assistant manager Loma Chenoweth.
Exceptional Children Week
Mountain Road Elementary School and the PTA celebrated Exceptional Children Week with many fun and educational activities. Theme for the week was “Together We Can,” and activities included music, art, and PE with all the students, faculty and volunteers “linking together” through the entire school!
River Ridge High School Boys tennis team won the region Tennis Match! Congratulations to the team and coach Lynn Freeman.
KSU Celebrates Opening 88-acre Sports Park Birthday Celebration at Johnston
Johnston Elementary School recently celebrated the 80th birthday of one of its custodians, Vardry Wilson. Mr. Wilson has been a custodian at Johnston ES since 2007. He attended Hickory Flat Elementary school in 1938 and graduated from Canton High School in 1950. “Mr. Wilson is one of the most dedicated, caring and hard-working employees I have ever had the privilege of working with,” Principal Kathleen Chandler said.
Student life at Kennesaw State will become more interesting and exciting with the recent opening of the university’s new sports and recreation park. Thousands of KSU students will experience an array of athletic and cultural events as the new sports park unveils 9 new fields, an NCAA-regulation track and a 9-acre lake all adjacent to the 8,300 seat stadium that will host sporting events and concerts.
Landscape Day at Chapman
David Fifield, sales manager for Scotts-Miracle-Gro products, and his Scotts crew donated mulch, grass seed and plantings along with their time to update the flower beds, recess areas and the practice field at Chapman IS. Fifield’s crew, Assistant Principal Daniel Fuller and several parent volunteers, worked to trim trees and shrubs, mulch the beds and seed bare spots on the practice field on Landscape Day. Front row (left to right): Jon Howell, David Fifield and his son, Tyler Foster. Back row: Joel Mosteller, Alex Smith, Paul Coker and Jean McDonald.
River Ridge High School River Ridge 2012 Prom was held at Northside Cherokee Conference Center. The theme for this yearâ€™s prom was Hollywood Premiere.
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Etowah High School The theme for Etowah High School was A Red Carpet Affair held at the Northside Cherokee Conference Center. The 2012 Prom King was Anthony Capozzi and the Queen was Caroline Alred.
Sequoyah High School Sequoyah High School’s 2012 Prom theme was from the movie “Twister” complete with flying cows hanging around the room and everyone coming with wind-blown hair. It was held at the Cherokee County Recreation Center.
Ryan McMahon and Jenna Hicks at Harmony on the Lakes.
Left to right: Paulina Kowalska, Paige Toddy, Lauren Holland, Maddy Tully, and Lindsey Coleman.
Left to right: Alex Miller, Paulina Kowalska, Maddy Tully and Austin Oudeans
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Leaving a Legacy L
esha Martin, President of the Spay/Neuter Coalition has always been passionate about animals. Working as the Rescue Coordinator for the Cherokee County Animal Shelter for five years, Lesha recognized a growing problem — animals not being vaccinated and to add to the growing problem, animals not being spayed or neutered. Although Cherokee County spays/neuters 100 percent of their animals before they are adopted out, many counties do not spay or neuter or give shots to animals before adoption. Overpopulation, rabies, disease control and many other issues are a growing concern in many counties in Georgia. Many of the problems stem from lack of education. “Many people don’t realize that there is a problem with overpopulation,” Lesha noted. We need to “tackle (the problem) at the prevention stage.” And that is just what she is doing. Single handedly, Lesha launched the Spay/Neuter Coalition a year and a half ago. For the first six months, she explored the low cost spay/ neuter clinics in Georgia, educating herself on all available resources. There are “many hot spots in Georgia with no low cost resources.” And within the first year, the Spay/Neuter Coalition was able to spay or neuter over 1,000 animals with support from individual donors and volunteers. Lesha’s main focus is prevention. In many low income areas in our state, residents are not educated on the potential problems and hazards that are caused by not taking care of their
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animals. As one example, kittens can get pregnant as early as four months old. They can also get pregnant while nursing. According to wiki.answers. com, cats can have three or more litters per year, giving birth to an average of five kittens per litter, depending on the breed! The problem of overpopulation can quickly become an issue if the owners are not spaying or neutering their animals. Lesha shared a story of one family that started out with four cats. Very quickly, that number grew to 60 cats due to the fact that family was uneducated and indecisive, not knowing exactly what to do or where to go for help. With prevention being at the root, Lesha has initiated many outreach projects in low income areas throughout the state of Georgia. Along with volunteers, Lesha sets up clinics in these neighborhoods and educates the residents on spaying and neutering their animals. In partnership with local low cost spay and neuter clinics, Lesha assists people in getting their animals to the clinics and with grant money and donations, she is sometimes able to assist with the costs involved. Local veterinarians will volunteer at these outreach events to offer vaccines for the animals that day. The goal of these outreach events is to educate about the spread of diseases and the problem with overpopulation and to educate about the low cost resources available. At one of the neighborhoods where Lesha has held outreach projects, 97 percent of the animals in that area are now spayed or neutered and vaccinated. “I am 100 percent passionate about this issue. We need to get people to rethink and not contribute to the problem,” Lesha said. Lesha works hand in hand with many established programs such as the Georgia Animal Project in Ball Ground and LifeLine Animal Project
in Fulton County. All of what she does is on a volunteer basis, as well as others that work with her. All that the Spay/Neuter Coalition has been able to accomplish so far has been made possible by their supporters. The 501c3 non-profit organization has a five member Board of Directors, consisting of Lesha, President, a Director of Public Relations, an attorney, a CPA and an advisory veterinarian. The Spay/Neuter Coalition has dreams of inspiring our community by helping. The organization wants to expand their areas of education to also include the schools, teaching responsible pet ownership. Join Lesha and her team and be part of the solution!
Follow us on Facebook! www.spayneutercoalition.org “Lesha is an angel and a God-send to pets in need (and to pet owners in need), in every possible way.” — Celeste Hoff, Director of Public Relations
The Spay/Neuter Coalition needs your help! • •
Volunteers with strong administration skills Donations: collars, leashes, unopened dog food, towels, small blankets, monetary donations Volunteers to transport animals for services Volunteers to help at outreach events
Andrew Oberlies Submitted by: William Oberlies, Age 5 & Samuel Oberlies, Age 4
Daddy’s our hero…we love him more than 100 words could express. William stated, “My daddy is the best daddy in the whole world! He is the best…he can fix anything! I like it when my daddy goes hiking, fishing and camping with me. The most important lesson he has taught me is to not slam the back door.” Samuel stated, “The best thing about my daddy is that he loves me. I like to go hiking and camping with my daddy. The most important thing my daddy has taught me is to not leave the lights on all the time.”
Alex Goetomo Submitted by Giani Goetomo
My dad has a hard life. Because he does not get to spend time with us often, he works 6 days a week and 13 hours each day, he works through the holidays except for Christmas and Thanksgiving, and he is only off work on Sunday unless he is sick. He is a chef at Okinawa up in Cartersville, Georgia. We live in Canton, Georgia with my mom, me, dad, my brother Nathaniel, and Valentino Goetomo. What is the best thing about your dad? On his day off he spends time with us and takes us somewhere. He does not have time for himself. What do you like to do together? I like to swim at Y.M.C.A with my dad and go fishing. What is the most important lesson that your dad has taught you? The important lesson my dad has taught me is to be responsible and to be a man. Best regards to my dad — I think he is the best dad ever in this world.
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Craig Paternostro Submitted by Trinity Paternostro, Age 11
Only my dad would listen to me talk about my favorite movie. I know he’s tired after work, but he doesn’t complain. He always has time for me. We love to talk at bedtime. He gives me really good advice and I feel so much better knowing he cares about me. I look up to him because he’s unselfish. He always puts himself last. He will go without so that my brother, little sister, and I have what we need. And he never complains about going without. I want to be like that. That’s why my dad is the best!
Submitted by Nate Carroll, Age 2 My Dad is the greatest because he loves me so much and we have a lot of fun together. I love when he reads to me, tickles me, plays with me and acts silly. I am proud that my Dad is a hard worker and a great hockey player! My Dad shows me everyday how important I am and how I am loved unconditionally. Happy Father’s Day! Love, Nate
Submitted by Rebecca Jeltuhin, Age 12 Some people would begin this essay with “my dad is amazing because…..” blah, blah, blah. Well, you know what? My dad is the apple in every pie. He is the bright star in the evening sky. There is no “best thing” about him. Everything is magnificent! Even his earring has a sparkle! My dad and I love to make jokes together! I know it sounds weird, but it’s fun! No matter a bad joke or a good one, we are always on the floor laughing like crazy! I remember looking into his eyes one day while he said, “believe in yourself, Rebecca, and anything can happen!” I love you Papa! (dad in Russian)
by State Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers
Outstanding Local Citizens The worst season of all is upon us – the political season. The coming weeks will find mailboxes full of oversized postcards often describing the awfulness of candidate “A” or “B.” Sadly the process is designed for the specific purpose to tear people down. With this nastiness in mind, I would like to point out some of the really good people in our community. Obviously this 600 word column cannot do justice to a true listing of wonderful Cherokee citizens, but I trust it will bring a smile to many. He’s not going to like me pointing this out, but Steve Sandridge, the “Pied Piper” has a heart of gold inside his brutally honest, and gruff, exterior. While my family and I worship with Dr. Johnny Hunt, many other local religious leaders do incredible work. My friend, Pastor Larry Baker at Praise and Prayer is one of the best people you will ever meet, while Pastor Jeremy Isaacs is doing amazing things at the new Mount Paran Church at Sequoyah High. As a father, especially one that is a sports fanatic, it can be difficult to have your son be coached by someone else. With this in mind, Coach Pat Nevitt with the South Cherokee Redskins cares so much about his boys that he actually comes to watch them play other sports just to see how they are doing. It is an honor to have my son learn from him. Elected officials can get a bad rap, sometimes deserved; sometimes not. One of the public servants who merit our enduring recognition is Bill Long. He served Woodstock for 40 years. We will soon be dedicating the new interchange in his honor. Bill’s health has become an issue in recent days and his wife passed away not long ago. Keep him in your prayers. Dr. Mike Litrel is a local doctor, who along with his wife Ann, make our community a much better place to live. While on the subject of medical professionals, dentist Scott Harden and 22 My Woodstock | june 2012
orthodontist Mike Williams always, always, always have a smile on their faces. These guys are great. Julie Brennan is one of the funniest people around. There was a time when I think she volunteered for every local fundraising effort in our county and participated in a dozen local civic clubs. Wherever Julie is, people seem to be happy. We are blessed with an amazing number of local educators who make a real difference in students’ lives. I love going to the classroom of Debbie Pinion at Woodstock Elementary. It is quite clear from the moment you enter her room, the students love her. I miss Ron Dunnavant at Etowah High School, what a great guy. Jeff Bennett at River Ridge is also a great positive influence. I must give a heartfelt “thanks” to Mrs. Martha Kirby who instilled a love of reading for two of my children while they were in kindergarten. It is a gift that will last them a lifetime. As businesses and jobs begin to grow again in Cherokee County we should thank Chamber President Pam Carnes and Development Authority Director Misti Martin. These ladies show that business dynamite can come in small packages. Any article on outstanding local citizens in Cherokee County must include Don Conkey. He embodies the spirit of our Founding Fathers. Every community in America needs a Don Conkey. Finally, one of our dearest friends is Christine Minter. All the thousands of students through the years that have ridden her school bus know she will keep you in line, but love you just like one of her own. We live in a special place with a lot of special people – for me; I wouldn’t trade it for anywhere else.
Chip Rogers is the State Senator for District 21. You may contact him by phone at (404) 463-1378 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Don’t Try This at Home. . . I’m a Professional, So It Looks Easy by Mayor Donnie Henriques I’m in my seventh year of writing these monthly articles. You’d think something like this would get easier the more you do it. Not the case, especially with writing. Throughout the month, I’m constantly thinking of good topics that I can write about, only to get down to crunch time, and the memory is the first thing to go, or so “they” say. Mine is especially bad. I sometimes start writing when I suddenly stop and remember I’m writing about the same topic I covered a few months ago. Multiple-part stories are OK, but only when they are intentional. Which brings me to this month’s point: Home Rule as it relates to traffic. We all recognize that we live in a very desirous area of the Country. Because of that, we have been inundated with the cars that automatically hit the roads with the drivers who move here. Witness the development of Towne Lake Parkway. We moved to Woodstock in 1993, after a two year stint in Roswell. TL Parkway was a 2-lane blacktop with only one blinking yellow light all the way down at the front of Etowah HS. Up until then, when traveling from the interstate, the only thing you saw was the Amoco/BP station at the corner of Eagle & TL. I know many people pre-date that building, but I’m telling the story. It didn’t take long for TL to be a microcosm of the rest of the Atlanta area. People moving in faster than the roads can catch up to them. That’s a long way to get to my point. We, as residents and taxpayers, are now faced with a dilemma that should have been addressed over 20 years ago. A comprehensive road and
transportation plan to relieve the congestion we already have. I’m not going to debate or even “inform” you in this space. I’m just bringing it to your attention so you can search for the information you deem necessary to vote an Donnie Henriques is the mayor of educated choice. I am going to Woodstock. You may contact him by calling (770) 592-6001 or e-mail also point out one of the great firstname.lastname@example.org falsehood’s in Government — Home Rule. Why? Because the State Legislature has voted and approved bringing this issue to YOU, the voter. At first glance, this seems like the right thing to do, but is it? We’ve elected our representative’s to make decisions for us, because, quite frankly, most of us don’t have the time or energy to make an informed decision about these issues. They will tell you that when it comes to your tax dollars, it’s up to you to decide how they are spent. What about the annual budget? Isn’t that the legislature making annual decisions concerning our tax dollars? Representative Byrd, 20th District, finally got a “Sunset Bill” passed both houses, only to have the Governor veto the bill, saying it would “expand government and spend unnecessary tax dollars.” Horse Hockey! I’ll spend a few dollars now to save a bunch later on every turn. Am I speaking against the legislature or for them? Neither. I’m pointing out some flaws in our system. Let’s face it, the only reason they approved sending it to you in a referendum was because it was politically expedient. In other words, taxes are too much of a “hot potato” right now. Here’s the other side of the coin, after approving it to come before you, just about every legislator has come out against the TSPLOST. I’m sorry; this just doesn’t make sense to me. Then again, when talking about Government, not much makes sense! One thing that does make sense — The Greenprints Program. I was amazed at a TL ROA meeting last month when someone actually got up and suggested that a government, not pointing fingers at anyone, should design, develop and maintain a trail system throughout our area, including Towne Lake. I did point out that we have done that and gave the website to visit and get the facts. But, it brought to my attention the need for continual education in this area, so next month: Greenprints, Revisited!
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Defensive Medicine: A Culprit in Spiking Healthcare Costs by State Representative Charlice Byrd Blood work, biopsies, MRIs, CT scans, stress tests, EKGs and sonograms. Eighty two percent of doctors order more tests and procedures than are medically necessary – in fear of potential lawsuits. State Representative Charlice Byrd,
According to a recent poll District 20, which includes Woodstock and Acworth. You may contact her at conducted by the Gallup email@example.com. organization, about one in four dollars spent in healthcare can be attributed to these tests and procedures that are clinically unnecessary. The problem has become so overwhelming that last month a group of nine medical specialty boards launched the Choosing Wisely initiative, asking doctors to cut back on 45 tests and procedures that provide little value to patients. The medical profession is to be commended for drawing attention to exuberant testing. But while the profession is starting to raise awareness about defensive medicine, it might not change the behavior of doctors until we change our medical tort system. As some doctors have told me they have no choice but to “scan some patients until they glow” as long as they can be hauled into court for frivolous reasons. Patients for Fair Compensation, a non-profit seeking to educate policymakers about defensive medicine, estimates that unnecessary tests and procedures cost about $650 billion a year. That is money spent on the unnecessary MRI the doctor ordered for a worker with a nagging backache, for example, and the EKG the physician ordered on an otherwise healthy 36-year-old patient with no history of heart disease. The $650 billion in lost revenue spent on unnecessary tests includes money coming out of the pockets of taxpayers. Up to $125 million a year is paid by Medicare for unnecessary tests and procedures and up to $96 billion is paid by Medicaid for unneeded tests and procedures. States such as Florida and Georgia are considering a model to move to an administrative, non-adversarial system called the Patient Compensation System. There, patients could take their claim to a panel similar to a workers’ compensation board. Patients would then know their case would be heard within months instead of years. And they would receive quick, predictable settlements. continued on page 62 26 My Woodstock | june 2012
by Dr. Mike Litrel, MD
During our first month of marriage, my wife Ann uncovered a stash of chocolate chip cookies in my dresser drawer. Innocent confusion on her face, she asked why we had cookies in the bedroom rather than the pantry.
“But,” he said, stressing the positive, “please notice both candy eyeballs are still in place. ”Mom was infuriated. She leaped up to wag her finger in front of Chris’s face. Dr. Litrel practices with his fellow OB/ GYNs at Cherokee Women’s Health Specialists. Dr. Litrel lives in Woodstock with his wife Ann and their two sons, Tyler and Joseph. E-mail Dr. Litrel at www.cherokeewomenshealth.com.
A dozen memories flashed before my eyes. In college, my roommates Stephen and Jason, my great buddies, were not overly troubled with issues of ownership. A jar of peanut butter, stowed in the pantry instead of under my bed, would show finger impressions where someone had scooped a handful. Once I inadvertently left a box of Captain Crunch on the kitchen counter instead of in the back of my closet. Two hours later I came upon the box in the garbage can, crushed and empty.
But even before my college roommates, there was my twin brother Chris. The Easter we were ten years old, we each received a chocolate bunny. I thought I had never seen anything as marvelous as my chocolate Easter bunny. With yellow and pink eyes made of candy, little whiskers carved in his chocolate face, and green cotton candy at his feet, my bunny looked alive, sitting up in the spun sugar grass. He even had a marshmallow bunny tail. He was much too nice to eat right away. I thought I might prop him up on my bedroom bookshelf to enjoy for a little while. Chris took one look at his, ripped off the box top, and chomped off the ears. For the remainder of the week I enjoyed looking at my bunny in his nest of edible grass. Finally I decided it was time. Slowly, ceremoniously, I opened the box. I peered inside, and with a growing sense of horror saw that much of my bunny had disappeared! His back and the solid milk chocolate base had been excavated in crescent shaped, bite sized pieces. And there was no marshmallow tail. I had been robbed!! In rage and despair, I screamed for my mom. Tearfully I showed her the bunny’s tattered remains. Mom’s brows came together in a familiar expression of anger, and she yelled for Chris. Of course! He came running into the room. A look of confused shock instantly came over his face. He vehemently denied any wrong doing, and even offered up a few alternative theories: A manufacturing glitch at the chocolate factory? An ant problem? A hungry neighbor broke into Michael’s bedroom? 28 My Woodstock | june 2012
Chris held up a few minutes under Mom’s furious crossexamination, but was finally sufficiently frightened into a confession. Yes, he had been biting off pieces of my bunny. Yes, he had left the face of the bunny intact so I wouldn’t notice. Yes, he had taped the chocolate ears to the top of the box so my bunny wouldn’t fall over once the base was gone. And yes, he had even eaten the marshmallow tail.
How dare you take something that is not yours! Stealing is wrong! Gluttony is disgusting! No punishment is enough for you! Chris stared at his feet. Despite his best efforts, he was unable to fight back the tears. His shoulders heaved as he sobbed silently to himself. “Do you understand what you did wrong, Chris?” Mom asked, her voice softening a bit. Chris nodded, head down, unable to speak. Tears streamed down his cheeks. Mom suggested he might want to apologize to me. Chris couldn’t even get the words out. Chris shuffled to his bedroom and collapsed on the bed. Even from the hallway I could hear him crying to himself. He was so obviously upset. Mom didn’t spank or ground him. I think she was satisfied she had fulfilled her parental duties. I had been looking forward to eating my Easter bunny, but I was stunned how ashamed Chris had become. I found I didn’t even care about the taste of chocolate anymore. A brother’s suffering was even sweeter. After Mom went downstairs, I felt quite chipper. I peeked into Chris’s room, perhaps to savor his official apology, or maybe just to revel in his misery. He was still sobbing into his pillow, but sensing my presence he looked up. Seeing me alone, he rubbed his eyes, sat up and walked over. “About your bunny, Michael. . .” Chris’s voice cracked. “I just have to say. . .” A smug smile crept over his face. “It tasted SOOOOO GOOD!” He pantomimed chomping a bunny and, rubbing his stomach began to laugh, just as he pushed me out of the room and locked the door. Don’t get me wrong. I got my brother Chris back many times in many other ways. But it has taken me twenty years with my disciplined and gentle wife to recover from the experience of living with housemates of the less considerate gender. Then my sons became teenagers — And the food fights began all over again.
Unwrapping Miracles by Laurie Troublefield
One of the most famous stories of the Bible is that of Laurie Troublefield is the director of training with Grace Connections. Lazarus being raised from You may contact her at the dead. I’ve probably heard firstname.lastname@example.org more sermons around this event than any other, even preached a few myself. There are many fascinating nuances in the story that can be poignant and hugely revealing when we get down to the reality of what happened in that moment – someone was dead and now they are alive. In most people’s minds, this would be the greatest “miracle” they can imagine. I’ve just returned from a trip to Bulgaria where I was the speaker at a conference. It was a wonderful time in so many ways: the weather was warm and spring was all around, I got to see many old friends and make many new, and Jesus was so very real in the midst of every moment. The theme of the conference was “Living in the Unseen Reality” based on 2 Corinthians 4:17-18, “We fix our eyes on what is unseen. . .” It was so far beyond my expectations in terms of what the Spirit was revealing to all of us and in very deep places. This statement became the key thought for the conference: “The intent of everything evil is to remove the necessity of a miracle (Jesus). The ONLY way we experience LIFE is to experience the miracle of HIM – all else is false beauty that is nothing more than grave clothes.’’ Back to the Lazarus story, you will remember that when Jesus called him out of the tomb he appeared fully enveloped in the same state in which he was laid there 3 days earlier – wrapped in grave clothes. I imagine it was nearly impossible to walk, hard to see, and even possibly somewhat embarrassing (I don’t know that he was wearing anything under the clothes). BUT he was alive! Jesus had done the seemingly impossible and brought a dead man back to life. And yet, he was confined to a reality that wasn’t truly his, bound by the memory of his death, and from what I hear, he must have smelled pretty rank. Two realities were staring the onlookers square in the face – LIFE (the miracle of Jesus) and life (human existence). And no one knew what to do, well, except Jesus. He told the people around him, “You go unwrap him.” (John 11:44) He didn’t have any thought of Lazarus being left in the “death” he had experienced. He had a very clear reality in mind for him – LIFE in the midst of life. And that reality included the people around him serving him (unwrapping him) to that end. We are privileged to participate in the miracle that is only accomplished through LIFE Himself bringing us into a brand new reality. And at His word, we become a conduit of grace one to another. We’ll pick it up here next month as we look at how “evil” seeks to mask the miracle. 30 My Woodstock | june 2012
FROM THE Pastor
by Herb Sims
June is a great month for family vacations. When my wife Tracy and our four kids traveled in our Suburban, questions were the way we got to know each other. Our discussions about life and faith would begin and sometimes Herb Sims is the pastor of Gracelife last for hours, going places Church. You may contact him at that often made both mom (404) 509-3397. and dad uncomfortable, real uncomfortable. To have great conversation, all that was required was a little organization that involved locating Adam, my second oldest son, as far away from his sister Jenny as we could arrange. You see, there is only 13 months difference in their ages. Hence the 1996 Suburban with three seats was wonderful. Throw in a few questions and the next thing you know 16 years of growth and life fly by. Our faith can grow through questions. This past Sunday we asked a question at our church that promoted more growth than we have seen in a long time. Here it is, “If Jesus is not a risen living Savior, would it make a difference to your faith?” Do you need Jesus to be alive now? Or, is He just a “travel ticket” to heaven? I am not denying that once we are free of the earthly containers we call our bodies that things are not going to get a lot better; but what characterizes faith found in Jesus Christ is His present tense Life. This Life is what differentiates true Christianity from religion. I have had a stomach full of religion that uses God as a means to an end. Jesus came that I may have Life, His Life, Eternal Life, Abundant Life, now. This present tense experience of my Savior looks like a lifetime of wonderful holy conversation with my family in the Suburban discussing Life. These conversations have resulted in an understanding of how the things or circumstances of life don’t define us. In Christ we can move past what we see in this world and supernatural Life can be experienced now, often in the midst of simple conversations. It is interesting how things change but yet stay the same. Adam’s daughter has just celebrated her birthday and Jenny has celebrated her second anniversary of marriage to Ryan. Adam and Jenny are best friends now and questions are still being asked, conversations started, and Life is experienced. I love my family. This “mystery” of Life is far more than we can imagine. Please don’t let anyone put Him into boxes labeled Heaven or Hell. Jesus is now. Ask some questions. . . make someone uncomfortable.
GREEN BASEMENTS & REMODELING By: Michelle Martin
Laura Green, owner of Green Basements & Remodeling, is proud to have beaten the odds as a small business owner in today’s economy. While the Small Business Administration reports that 96 percent of contractors go out of business within five years, Green has more than 10 years’ experience in home remodeling and has further established the company’s reliability and reach with the December 2011 opening of a new showroom in Roswell. “There is trust in longevity,” she says. “Because we’ve been in business for so long and have two physical locations with 24/7 phone support, our customers know they can trust us.” Green Basements & Remodeling started as a painting business in Woodstock, and even has a painting division, Green Painting & Remodeling. They have expanded over the last 10 years to now include painting, basement finishing, kitchen and bath remodeling, hardwoods, carpet, tile, custom carpentry and cabinets, granite and quartz countertops, windows, siding, insulation, roofing, stonework, concrete, HVAC, plumbing and electrical services. “We do pretty much everything except build a house,” Green says, noting that the company is certified by preferred vendors such as Owens-Corning for roofing, Ralph Lauren for paint and Simonton for windows. In addition, Green Basements & Remodeling is a LEAD-certified remodeler, a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, the National Kitchen and Bath Association, an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau, and offers a 7-year warranty on most services. They recently won the distinguished Angie’s List Super Service Awards in the Painting, Basement Finishing, Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Countertops, and General Remodeling, as well as My Community Favorites Awards in Painting & Remodeling. “Our memberships, certifications, awards, and warranties are just further reassurance that our customers will receive quality work by professional crews,” she says. In addition to the 7-year warranty, Green Basements & Remodeling also offers “total pricing” estimates that include fixtures and design consultation — which many other contractors consider “add-ons” that can greatly impact the budget. And, Green says special financing offers — zero interest for a year for approved customers, or minimum monthly payments — are making remodeling projects more affordable to more homeowners than ever. “Many people are staying in their houses longer than they expected, so they’re choosing to upgrade to the 32 My Woodstock | june 2012
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kinds of features and amenities they would want in another house,” she says. “Other people are buying foreclosed homes that require major renovations because they have been stripped of all appliances and fixtures. And in some cases, they are finishing out their basement because their kids have moved back home from college. Whatever the situation, we can pretty much do it all.” Homeowners considering eco-friendly designs and features can choose from a variety of “green” options, such as countertops made of recycled glass. “We’re trying to incorporate ‘green’ materials and remodeling into our designs wherever we can without impacting the budget,” Green says. “We’re trying to prevent waste in our practices — stripping off as many materials as possible that can be recycled or otherwise reused. We
want to make the most use of as much as possible so it doesn’t end up in a landfill.” The entire staff at Green Basements & Remodeling works hard to ensure
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each home remodeling project goes as smoothly as possible, Green says. Most workers Painted Brick wear lettered shirts and must maintain a “clean- cut” professional appearance; other guidelines restrict smoking on the job, require workers to clean up at the end of each work day, and ensure that workers are polite and can speak English. “Many of our customers are surprised by how professional our people appear, given the stereotype of contractors. But we all care about doing a quality job,” she says. Each home remodeling project is assigned a dedicated project manager who oversees the job from beginning to end. Project managers and estimators use an iPad in the field, which Green says streamlines communication with the office and reduces interruptions to the work flow. “The iPad makes it easier to stay in contact via email, to see photos of the site, to reference plans or send out designs for customer approval. It’s a great technological tool for our business.” In addition, the in-office scheduling manager tracks the progress of each project and keeps customers updated on scheduled crew arrivals. Apart from delivering quality service by a professional, courteous staff, Green Basements & Remodeling is
committed to its customers. “We want our customers to know that we’re here for them and we will continue to be here for them after the work is done,” Green says. “Many contractors hide behind voicemail; but we offer live phone support Monday through Saturday during regular office hours, plus emergency support after hours and on weekends. Whether our customers just have a question or have an emergency such as a leak, we’re there for them. We can’t promise that everything will go right, but we can promise to make it right.” Green says that kind of commitment to quality work and customer service has helped build the company’s respected reputation over the last 10 years. “With two showrooms in Woodstock and Roswell to serve them, Green Basements & Remodeling’s customers know we’re committed to the community and committed to them. They can trust us.”
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Farmers Market: 2012 by Katie Nietman, City of Woodstock Intern Where will you be getting your fresh fruits and vegetables this summer? One of the most unforgettable parts of summertime in the south is visiting the farmers market in downtown Woodstock. The Main Street Farmers Market presented by Cherokee Bank will be held every Saturday through October 27. The Local Farm Bureau has created a partnership with the market too. The farmers market is located at the public parking lot on Towne Lake Parkway at the corner of Towne Lake Parkway and Main Street. Every year has hone true that the earlier customers arrive, the better chance they have to get what they came for. The market sells out fast, so it’s important to set your alarm early and make sure to beat the heat! Another tip to offer those with a less-than-green thumb is to bring a reusable grocery bag. The vendors will offer free bags until they run out. Customers should make sure to bring plenty of cash as that is the general form of payment at the farmers market. In peak season, the Main Street Woodstock Farmers Market can expect to have up to 30 vendors. The freshest ingredients for putting together a salad will be available all summer long. Other than the basic farmers market items — jams, jellies and BBQ sauces will be offered. The market also will have a variety of bakery items such as cupcakes, croissants, and Danishes. The infamous Fat Lady Baker will be back for another season to sell her delicious breads and baked treats for those who have a taste for sweets. I would also make note that this year hand dipped strawberries will also be for sale. Not only is the market going to please your pallet, vendors will also be selling homemade lye, soap, beeswax candles and salts. Eating local is good for you, and your pet too! Pick up some homemade dog treats while you stop in at the farmer’s market. Customers can also get a taste of old fashion southern cuisine 34 My Woodstock | june 2012
with “Oober Goober’s” flavored peanuts, at only $5.00 for a 32 oz. container. Buying from your local farmers market has a number of benefits. Your money will stay local and encourage economic growth. Fruits and vegetables not only taste better when they are grown locally, but they actually have longer to ripen. For those who value bettering the environment, you already know that buying local helps lessen your carbon footprint. Another advantage of shopping at the farmers market is that your food is less likely to become contaminated or have pesticides. Buy locally to stay in tune with the season and celebrate being American! Woodstock values sustainability and the farmers market is the epitome of creating a city that can create longevity. This year the farmers market has brought healthy to a whole new level. Another item that will be for sale this year is hydroponic lettuce. The hydroponic process allows for the plants to be grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. The lettuce is grown in a very small and controlled space which also allows the vegetable to become richer in nutrients and vitamins. Keeping up with a healthy life style is easier when you can put a spin on traditional vegetables. Kale chips, raw avocado chocolate, cashew spread and flax crackers make eating healthy something to look forward to. Local honey will also be available at the farmers market. Research has shown that there are many benefits to honey, but only if locally grown. Eating the sweet treat has helped people build their immune system and allowed them to fight off allergies. Honey in its raw state also provides lots of antioxidants and helps aid digestion. The last Saturday of each month, the “Art at the Market” will be featured. Traditional art such as paintings and sculptures are expected to be available. Anyone interested in becoming a vendor at the farmers market can contact Kyle Bennett at the Woodstock Visitors Center at (770) 924-0406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Enhancing Your Natural Beauty Marietta Plastic Surgery is a full service cosmetic and reconstructive surgical practice, performing all types of breast, facial and body procedures, both surgical and non-surgical. With locations in both Marietta and Woodstock, the practice is considered one of Atlanta’s premier plastic surgery centers for its team of highly skilled surgeons — Drs. Keith West, Michael McNeel, Thaddeus Fabian, Keith Hanna and John Symbas — and excellent support staff. The doctors at Marietta Plastic Surgery offer over 60 years of combined experience and were trained at top plastic surgery programs such as Emory, Johns Hopkins and Vanderbilt. Compassionate and individualized patient care is of utmost importance. Standing on their high level of experience and training, the surgeons at MPS take a more conservative approach, always tailoring recommendations to what is best for each patient. Natural-looking results realized through following high safety standards, treating each patient with a caring nature and discretion is what you will find from your visit to MPS. The surgeons work as a team, sharing information, enhancing skills and supporting one another to improve and advance patient care. At Marietta Plastic Surgery, the team puts a high level of importance on staying 38 My Woodstock | june 2012
current with all of the latest advancements in the field. CoolSculpting® and Fraxel™ Laser are two of the newest non-surgical additions to the menu of services at MPS. Coolsculpting® is a non-invasive body contouring procedure that targets stubborn fat areas on the tummy, waist and back. This FDA-cleared, patented procedure uses a targeted cooling process that kills the fat cells underneath the skin, literally freezing them to the point of elimination. Because CoolSculpting® procedures require no pain medication or anesthesia, patients often choose to read a book or watch a movie during treatments. The procedure takes about 1-3 hours, and noticeable results are seen within a few weeks, with significant results appearing after a few months. The Fraxel™ Laser is a breakthrough skin rejuvenation procedure that provides superior results with minimal downtime, as compared to other more traditional aesthetic treatments. The technology softens fine wrinkles, improves skin texture and tone, with little to no discomfort. A new surgical procedure that is available is the Drainless Tummy Tuck. Marietta Plastic Surgery is one in a select group of plastic surgeons in the nation now offering drainless abdominoplasty procedures, or “tummy tucks,” designed to reduce patients’ recovery time, discomfort and inconvenience. Typical tummy tucks involve one to three “drains” that can be a source of irritation and possible infection, if not treated properly. Without drains, this procedure is much more convenient and comfortable for patients. Patient care and a positive experience is vital to the doctors at MPS and offering new, more advanced procedures in their field is paramount in realizing that outcome. Having received advanced training in a wide spectrum of plastic surgery techniques, a wide range of procedures is available to their patients. The surgeons perform all types of breast enhancements and reconstructions and have performed the most breast reconstructions in Cobb and Cherokee counties. Many patients come to the practice for procedures such as face and eye lifts. Body contouring
—liposuction, abdominoplasties is also available. In addition to surgical procedures, injectables like Botox and Juvederm, are also available providing vibrant results. CareCredit, North America’s leading patient payment program, allows patients to begin treatments immediately. Let the doctors at Marietta Plastic Surgery enhance your natural beauty.
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Facelift Eyelid Surgery Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) Breast Augmentation / Lift Drainless Tummy Tuck Liposuction CoolSculpting® Body Contouring BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections Dermal Fillers such as Restylane, Juvéderm, Radiesse, and Sculptra Fraxel® Laser Laser Skin Resurfacing Aesthetic Treatments (Skin Peels, Facials, Microdermabrasion
Northside Cherokee Cardiology Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States, affecting people of all ages. However, it can be prevented with proper preventive, diagnostic and management care, says Dr. Sanjay Lall, a cardiologist at Northside Cherokee Cardiology. As board-certified cardiologists, Dr. Lall and Dr. Gregory Petro bring more than 20 years of experience to Northside Cherokee Cardiology. They are specially trained in finding, treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pains or dizzy spells may prompt a general physician to recommend patients to see a cardiologist for special evaluation for heart disease. While some problems can be diagnosed by evaluating symptoms, sometimes additional tests and expertise may be necessary. Northside Cherokee Cardiology offers comprehensive tests and services including cardiovascular screening, echocardiography, cardiac catheterization, nuclear cardiology, radial artery heart catheterization, and pacemaker evaluation. In addition, patients can get calcium scoring, a special X-ray to check the buildup of plaque on the heart’s walls. Dr. Lall and Dr. Petro have specialized training in helping patients with heart disease return to a healthy life; counseling patients about risk factors and prevention; and overseeing the treatment of heart attacks, heart failure and heart rhythm disturbances. Dr. Lall received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University; internal medicine residency from University Hospitals of Cleveland; and fellowship training at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Petro received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College; medical residency from University of Pittsburgh;
and fellowship from the University of Pittsburgh Cardiovascular Institute. Staying heart healthy is important to longevity and wellness, says Lall. A healthy heart is integral to overall health and is one reason Lall specialized in cardiology. “Good cardiovascular health is key for fitting the pieces together for overall health,” says Lall. He recommends regular exercise, stress management, healthy eating and not smoking. Patients seeking cardiovascular expertise will receive personal attention and individualized care at Northside Cherokee Cardiology. Appointments can generally be made within 48 hours, and whenever possible, Dr. Lall or Dr. Petro can see patients the same day. In addition, Northside Cherokee Cardiology strives to see patients within 15 minutes of arrival.
100 Stone Forest Drive Suite 130 Woodstock, GA
Dr. Sanjay Lall, MD, FACC
Dr. Gregory Petro, MD, FACC
Heart Healthy Tips from Northside Cherokee Cardiology • Quit smoking. A smokers’ risk of developing heart disease is 2-4 times that of nonsmokers. Exposure to second-hand smoke also increases risk. • Lower your blood cholesterol. As blood cholesterol rises, so does risk of heart disease. When other factors (such as high blood pressure and tobacco smoke) are present, the risk is even higher. • Lower your blood pressure. High blood pressure makes the heart work harder than normal and makes both the heart and arteries more prone to injury. • Get active. Regular, moderateto-vigorous physical activity helps prevent heart and blood vessel disease. • Lose excess weight. Excess weight increases the heart’s workload. People with excess body fat, especially around the waist, are more likely to develop heart disease and stroke. • Manage your diabetes. Diabetes seriously increases your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, even when glucose (blood sugar) levels are under control. • Reduce stress. Too much stress over time, and unhealthy responses to it, may create health problems in some people. • Limit alcohol. Drinking too much alcohol raises blood pressure, can cause heart failure and lead to stroke.
At Peachtree Neurosurgery, P.C. our neurosurgeons have specialized training in the treatment of complex spine and brain disorders. The group was established in 1979 to meet the needs of the growing Atlanta community and has flourished in North Atlanta ever since. We are excited to have recently expanded our practice to serve the Canton/ Cherokee communities, as well as the Atlanta and Cumming/Forsyth County area. We are here to provide you information about disorders and injuries of the spine and brain, the surgical options for patients, and detailed information about our neurosurgery practice and surgeons. Neurosurgery is much more than just brain and spine surgery. Neurosurgery includes the oversight of treatment both surgically and non-surgically, for pain, lack of mobility, and life-threatening disorders caused by herniated discs, spine instability, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, degenerative spine disease, brain tumors, brain aneurysms, spinal cord tumors, and trigeminal neuralgia. Our neurosurgeons use the highest level of technology in the operating room and are trained and experienced in the latest 40 My Woodstock | june 2012
minimally invasive surgical techniques. They continue to expand their expertise and clinical outcomes through research by receiving the latest medical education for performing procedures, and by conducting clinical trials. Perhaps most importantly, we want to make certain that surgery is, indeed, the best option for the symptoms the patient is experiencing. We pride ourselves on the individualized care we provide our patients, as well as our exceptionally high levels of compassion and clinical expertise. Call today, (404) 256-2633, to set up an appointment and learn more about how we can help.
We have physicians on staff at the following hospitals: •
Saint Joseph’s Hospital
Physicians: Max Steuer, M.D. Chris Tomaras, M.D. Tom Morrison, M.D. David Gower, M.D. Ray Walkup, M.D.
Locations: 5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Ste 990, Atlanta, GA 30342 1938 Peachtree Road Ste 408 Atlanta, GA 30309 1100 Northside Forsyth Drive Ste 345, Cumming, GA 30041 684 Sixes Road Ste 110 Holly Springs, GA 30115
Plastic Surgery Center of the South
E. Anthony Musarra II, M.D. • James E. Leake, M.D. • Michael Petrosky, M.D.
Formed in 1997 in Marietta, Plastic Surgery Center of the South is the place to go in Cobb County and the surrounding area for outstanding cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. With excellent training and extensive experience in a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures, our doctors pride themselves in offering personalized solutions to fit each patient’s needs. We value every patient as an individual and believe they are our most important responsibility. As a result, we always seek to meet the physical, emotional and educational needs of our patients and their families. We deliver quality care and customer-focused, cost-efficient services with warmth and compassion. Our three surgeons have a reputation for going the extra mile for their patients. Each doctor at Plastic Surgery Center of the South is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. This is the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties that certifies doctors in head-to-toe plastic surgery. In addition, Dr. Musarra, Dr. Leake and Dr. Petrosky continue to advance their education and give back to the community through charitable work and participation in a number of medical societies. Our surgeons are especially known for their expertise in breast procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reduction and breast reconstruction as well as facial sculpting and body contouring. Our office includes a comprehensive, state-of-the-art surgical facility featuring
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Plastic Surgery Center of the South is different from other plastic surgery practices. We are led by a team of three highly skilled, board-certified plastic surgeons who are dedicated to providing the highest standard of excellence for their patients. At our practice, personal service goes hand in hand with the latest state-of-the-art surgical techniques.
all the latest technology in two statecertified operating suites. Our goal is to offer you a convenient, private and comfortable setting for the procedures you need. In addition, all of our doctors have staff privileges at nearby WellStar Kennestone Hospital and Marietta Surgical Center for more extensive cosmetic or reconstructive surgeries. Our onsite surgical staff has worked together as a team for many years. Patient safety and privacy is of the upmost importance to us, and we are committed to providing the best possible surgical care and delivering the highest level of patient satisfaction. Plastic Surgery Center of the South also offers a full range of non-surgical procedures for patients who want to look their best but are not yet ready for surgery. We have extensive experience with all of the popular facial aging injectables, including BOTOX® Cosmetic and a variety of dermal fillers to rejuvenate the face. We also feature several types of laser treatment for facial wrinkles and lines, as well as permanent hair removal. For easy, non-invasive fat reduction, we often recommend CoolSculpting®. At Plastic Surgery Center of the South, we recognize that a patient’s decision to undergo surgery is not something to be taken lightly. The consultation process is just as important as the surgery itself. We appreciate how important it is to take the time to understand the needs and desires of our patients and to have our patients gain confidence in us.
We invite you to join us for a free consultation and discover for yourself exactly what sets us apart from all the rest.
Plastic Surgery Center of the South 120 Vann Street, Suite 150 Marietta, GA 30060 (770) 421-1242 www.plasticsurgerycenterofthesouth.net
Our Surgical Team Dr. E. Anthony Mussara II “The best advice I ever received was, ‘Work hard and treat people with great respect.’”
Dr. James E. Leake “My greatest passion is the volunteer surgery I perform to aid children with birth defects.”
Dr. Michael Petrosky “The most gratifying thing about my work is helping people feel better about themselves.”
This summer, step out of the searing Georgia sunshine and into the inviting world of Jyl Craven Hair Design. When entering this hip, upscale salon, you will truly feel like you are visiting a luxury resort where your every whim will be satisfied. And instead of returning home with a sunburn… you’ll step back out looking fabulous! a First class experience At first glance, you’ll notice the salon’s redesigned fresh, stylish exterior. If those walls could talk, they would tell you that the inside of the salon showcases Jyl Craven Hair Design’s commitment to shopping within the local community. The interior was designed by Canton-based Grant Design, an eye-catching mural was installed by Benson Media and custom cabinet work was built by local carpenter, R. J. Pannell & Company. A Jyl Craven staff member will greet you in the salon’s comfortable waiting area, and from there you’ll be escorted to a changing room or directly to your stylist. You’ll sip on a complimentary beverage while you and your stylist chat about your hair, your lifestyle and the look you desire before you’re whisked off for your shampoo and complimentary scalp massage. Jyl Craven is a proud L’Oreal salon. Of course, L’Oreal is a time-tested brand synonymous with luxury, Parisian style and sophistication, and during your treatment your stylist will use only the finest hair products on the market today. With four levels of stylists, there’s a hairstyle to fit every budget and every desire. Women’s cuts begin at $40 and men’s and children’s cuts begin at $25. Color services start at just $55. A complete list of prices and an extensive menu of services can be found at JylCraven.com.
top Flight credentials Jyl Craven Hair Design has proven itself a best-in-class salon time and time again, and a spate of new awards and credentials offer further testimony to this local gem’s worldwide appeal. Jyl Craven Hair Design is one of only 200 salons nationwide to showcase the revolutionary INOA hair color, and owner Jyl Craven recently successfully competed against entrants from around the country, including celebrity stylists and fashion magazine staples, to win L’Oreal Professionel’s INOA Photo Contest. Jyl won a trip to Paris for the 2012 L’Oréal Professionnel World Tour where she will enjoy hands-on training from worldrenowned names in hairdressing. Further, Jyl Craven Hair Design was officially accepted for membership by Intercoiffure America/Canada, the most powerful and influential organization in the hair dressing industry. Membership is strictly limited to the best salons in the United States and Canada and Jyl Craven Hair Design submitted to a rigorous process to win this honor. Members of Intercoiffure are known throughout the world as the most technically gifted salon owners who also operate under the highest standards of ethics and integrity. Jyl Craven Hair Design’s induction will occur later in 2012. Rounding out a trifecta of honors, Jyl Craven recently became one of only twenty finalists in Salon Today’s “Salon of the Year” contest. Pick up an edition of Salon Today to see your local salon showcased as a finalist in this national contest! If you are looking for a transformative salon experience, Jyl Craven is just the hair destination for you!
DO I NEED A Will? by Michael A. Burns, Jr.
For obvious reasons, no Michael A. Burns, Jr. is an associate one wants to think about at Burns & Speights, P.C., Attorneys when our time may be up. at Law, 150 North Street, Canton, GA It’s the main reason many 30114. 770-956-1400 of us put off writing a will. Unfortunately, without trying to sound too morbid, the reality is we just don’t know when we are going to die. Hopefully everyone reading this will live a long and prosperous life, but as the saying goes “it is inevitable.” Once that day does come our families will be left with a lot of decisions to make. How tough will those decisions be? Not tough at all if you plan ahead. You may also think drafting a will is too difficult and complicated. You may have even tried to complete one using an online program, got stuck and gave up. The reality is that a will can be as simple or as complex a document as you need it to be and the “one-size-fits-all” approach that those programs take can make things very confusing. An experienced attorney can help you draft a will that meets your needs without wasting your time. There are certain types of people who should strongly consider drafting a will as soon as possible, and it’s not just people with money. Parents of young children should seriously consider drafting a will. Obviously if one parent dies the surviving parent will take custody of the children. But what if both parents die at the same time, or the other parent died previously? Georgia law gives parents broad discretion to choose the guardian of their minor children. The court will have the ultimate decision, but what you put in your will is the only way for the judge to know your wishes. If you’re a step-parent you should also have a will because Georgia law only recognizes blood relatives when determining inheritance for those who die without a will. Additionally if you have a significant amount of assets you should have a will in place. You may think your entire extended family gets along great, but family relationships can sometimes be shoved aside when people have dollar signs in their eyes. But what’s significant? You may think you don’t own enough property or have enough money to bother with a will, but keep this in mind: no matter if the amount is large or small Georgia law will determine who gets your property if you die without a will. Shouldn’t those be decisions you make yourself? If you already have a will, has your life changed since you signed it? Do you have a new child or grandchild that needs to continued on page 62 44 My Woodstock | june 2012
TO TANK Or Not to Tank? by Dan Jape In the past few years, tankless water heaters have drawn a lot attention from consumers looking for a better way to heat water in their home. The tankless offers many attractive features that make them a great, energy efficient source Dan Jape is the owner of Reliable of almost limitless hot water Heating and Air. You may contact him without paying to keep 40 or at (770) 594-9096 or visit him online 50 gallons of water hot all day at www.reliableair.com. when you are away from home. The tankless works by reducing the amount of water flowing through the heater so it stays in the heater long enough to be heated to the correct temperature. One of the problems with conventional tankless water heaters is when numerous people are using water, the flow can be very low and it can struggle to keep up with demand. In many homes a circulator is required to provide instant hot water to all fixtures so you don’t have to waste water waiting for adequate hot water to bath or wash. A circulator can’t be used on a regular tankless water heater, so there is sometimes a waiting period for hot water. A traditional tank water heater does not reduce flow, but when hot water runs out, you have to wait for the water to be heated for additional use. The Eternal Hybrid water heater is one of the most efficient and comfortable heaters on the market. It combines both a small reservoir tank of hot, ready to use water in a stainless steel heat exchanger; and an instant tankless water heater that can produce up to 19.5 gallons per minute of hot water. This is 8 to 10 gallons more per minute than most tankless and the Hybrid will never reduce pressure or volume. It also will eliminate the “cold water sandwich” that comes from hot water being followed by cold water followed by hot water when a conventional tankless shuts off and on due to usage. The Eternal Hybrid uses water from its small reservoir to stop this inconvenience and when coupled with a circulator pump, can provide instant hot water to any fixture in the home. The Eternal heater is much more efficient than most water heaters, providing 98 percent thermal efficiency, which means 98 cents of every dollar spent on gas actually goes into heating water with only 2 cents of waste. All conventional tankless water heaters need cleaning every year to maintain their warranty while the Eternal needs no routine service. continued on page 62
Bend Your Knees by Amy Turcotte
Sometimes we have no control over our circumstances. We may face tough times and challenging trials. I recently read that the best way to get through a tough time or valley is to “Pray as though it is all left up to God, but to work like it is all left up to you.”
www.bigg-initiative.org Amy Turcotte (770) 380-1432, email@example.com
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Christina Ross (770) 274-9792, firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Annual Collins Dixon Bend Your Knees Run Date: Time:
July 14, 2012 8 a.m., 5K Raider Run 8:45 a.m. 1 Mile Brave Run/ Walk Location: First Baptist Church of Canton 1 Mission Point, Canton Cost: 5K Registration —$18 before July 1, $20 after July 1 1 Mile Registration — $5 before July 1, $10 after July 1 Information: Online registration at www. active.com — Search: Bend Your Knees. For additional information, please contact Bob Dixon at (404) 271-1360 or Amy Turcotte at (770) 380-1432. www.BendYourKnees4Collins.net Collins Dixon
Bob and Robin Dixon have done this…and have done it with such amazing grace and impact. When they lost their precious son, Collins, to a rare and aggressive brain cancer, Mr. and Mrs. Dixon did exactly what I just mentioned. Losing a child is something that many of us find unimaginable. There may not be anything to do to ease the pain and loss they feel, however they are working very hard at making sure Collins memory is kept alive. They have moved ahead and started BEND YOUR KNEES, a 501c3 that will raise support for other families going through similar circumstances so that they can be helped in ways that the Dixon family was helped. The Dixons are also having the FIRST ANNUAL BEND YOUR KNEES 5K. The Cherokee Warrior Junior Football family where Collins played has also stepped up and recently awarded three $1000 scholarships in Collins’ name to three outstanding graduating Cherokee High School seniors. It was originally going to be two scholarships, but Coach Josh Shaw, the new CHS head football coach, said that his program wanted to join in and offered a third! The family set criteria and values that Collins showed (see below) and set the bar where Collins had left it. One of Collins brothers, Ronnie Chastain, is also supporting the cause with his FINISH STRONG! movement and t-shirts which can be seen being sported by folks in our community and all over the county. So many people have rallied to the cause — the cause of supporting our fellow Cherokee County family and friends, the Dixons could not have done it without you…so keep praying and working hard because you are making a difference!
Collins FitzGerald Dixon Scholarship Criteria Giving of Oneself — Demonstrates a desire to help others through community outreach programs, i.e. church, can food drives, etc. Leader in the Classroom — Demonstrates good student habits such as study habits and maintains an honor roll grade average. Leader on the Field — Demonstrates leadership on the practice field giving 110% at practice and encourages other teammates during practice. Team Player — Demonstrates the importance of the team and being a team player. Collins Dixon Scholarship presentations left to right: Brian Turcotte, Junior Cherokee Warrior Football, Robin and Bob Dixon, Bend Your Knees, Trey Butler CHS Senior, Maddie Benz CHS Senior, and Eulora Skelton CHS Senior. www.footprintspublishing.com 45
IngredIentS 46 My Woodstock | june 2012
1 ½ lbs. 16-20 size American shrimp, peeled and de-veined
1 lb. jumbo lump crab meat 1 Tbs. mayonnaise 1 Tbs. whole grain mustard ½ cup panko bread crumbs ½ red bell pepper, diced ½ jalapeno pepper, diced (with seeds for hot, discard seeds for less heat) ½ red onion, diced ½ cup Goin’ Coastal Seafood Seasoning
Warm Bacon Brown Sugar Vinaigrette: ½ cup rendered bacon fat ¼ cup apple cider vinegar 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice ¼ cup brown sugar
PrePArAtIOn Crab Stuffing:
SautĂŠ diced peppers & onion in 1 Tbs. olive oil until soft then remove from heat and place on paper towel to drain excess oil. After peppers and onions cool, mix with all other ingredients for crab stuffing in stainless steel bowl and set aside for next step.
Peel and de-vein, butterfly shrimp with sharp knife being careful not to cut all the way through the tail (see top right picture). Spoon approximately 2 oz. crab mixture and stuff each shrimp, then roll tail up and over to hold in place.
Place all ingredients in small pot and mix together on low heat.
COOkIng dIreCtIOnS Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Place shrimp on greased sheet tray and cook for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and allow shrimp to cool for two minutes. Place shrimp on plate and drizzle with warm bacon vinaigrette. Enjoy this light dish with your favorite chilled Chardonnay!
Corey Shupert, Co-Owner of Downtown Kitchen Downtown Kitchen is located at 140 E. Marietta Street, in historic downtown Canton. His goal is to consistently deliver the perfect dining experience for guests. For more information, please visit www.thedowntownkitchen.com or call (770) 479-1616.
Be True to Your Teeth Or They’ll be False to You
by Dr. Scott R. Harden As the forceps gently tightened around Genevieve’s last remaining tooth, her preconceived notion of possessing no teeth and wearing dentures was a heart-pounding reality. Her anxiety level soared at that very moment as she gripped the arms of the dental chair — not because she had to endure any pain, but because she had to endure the psychology of being toothless. This is a problem my grandmother had to contend with and I cannot believe this is happening to me in this day and time, she thought to herself. Genevieve reflected on the era that her grandmother lived in and how it was a much simpler time, even though it was only a few generations ago. Born just before World War I, her grandmother observed the first cars ever made, horses and railroads acting as common forms of transportation and most people dying in their mid 40s. Dentistry was very primitive by today’s comparison, utilizing extraction and dentures to resolve most tooth problems. Genevieve had constantly received compliments from her grandmother for having such beautiful teeth. “Now make sure you brush your teeth and get to the dentist regularly to avoid having to wear these old false teeth like I do,” her grandmother would apprise her when she was a little girl. Genevieve knew in her heart she had not followed her grandmother’s advice. The dentist in her college town gave Genevieve clear instructions that she had developed early gum disease and needed to have the gum disease treated, improve her dental homecare and visit the dentist more frequently since her last visit was over three years earlier. College gave way to graduate school, the beginning of her career, then marriage, moving into a new home, children and the lapses between her dental visits went from three years to five years. Her children went to the dentist regularly, but not her. Where had all the time gone? The children were now grown and her penalty for her sacrifices, hard work and dedication was losing all her teeth and getting dentures just like her grandmother did almost 75 years ago. Genevieve felt terrible about losing all her teeth and knew there was absolutely no excuse, especially considering how much the dental profession has advanced since her grandmother’s day. Toothbrush, toothpaste and floss are certainly simple tools to use every day in order to keep my teeth, combined with regular dental visits that grandma had reminded me about many times. 48 My Woodstock | june 2012
The advice my grandmother gave me was so straightforward and so easy to follow. How did I get so distracted? How did this happen to me? The dentist removing Genevieve’s teeth had Dr. Scott Harden is a dentist at explained to her that gum Fountain View Family Dentistry and disease occurs due to six major has served the Towne Lake area for reasons: 1. poor oral hygiene, over 21 years. He is a Dental Advisor for two nationally renowned dental 2. poor diet, 3. infrequent research companies. professional cleanings, 4. Office: (770) 926-0000. genetics, 5. harmful types Website: FountainViewSmiles.com. of oral bacteria, 6. immune system not responding well to harmful oral bacteria. Genevieve quickly concluded her grandmother’s dental problems had passed down to her and that her infrequent flossing, infrequent dental visits, and soda drinking covered almost every item on this list and created the perfect storm in her mouth to develop her dental dilemma. A tear rolled down her face as she felt her last tooth coming out. Genevieve knew she could never allow this to happen to her children or grandchildren and vowed to make sure they do not make the same mistake that both she and her grandmother had made. Her experience was a valuable lesson and the words of her grandmother could still be heard, “Now make sure you brush your teeth and get to the dentist regularly to avoid having to wear these old false teeth like I do.”
CLEANING Bathroom Cabinets/Drawers by Gemma Beylouny Wow! Look at this! Buy one, get one free! Honey, let’s buy a bunch, this is a great deal. Well, how about that? I don’t know about you, but I get excited every time I see those special tags. Especially cosmetics and toiletries, I buy as many as I can afford.
Gemma Beylouny is the owner of Rejoice Maids Service. She lives in Woodstock with her husband George and their children. You may contact her at (678) 905-3476, email@example.com, or visit her online www.rejoicemaids.com.
How many times have we taken advantage of these special deals like toiletries and cosmetics just because it’s on sale? And where do we stock these great buys — in the bathroom cabinets and drawers.
Its okay, no visitor or guest will see the interior of the cabinet because it’s inside the bathrooms. But once in a while we still have to clean it. Think about the stuff inside of the cabinets and drawers, you will be surprised. When was the last time these drawers and cabinets were clean? Ah, hah, don’t remember? Items that we bought because it’s on sale, buy one get one free, double coupons and bulk buying at Costco or BJ’s. Yes, we are all guilty of over buying to take advantage of those deals. We always tell ourselves; I need it, I will use it. But do we have time to look for it when we need it or even remember that we have boxes underneath the sink? Most of the time, we don’t even remember the stuff that we purchased last week — for me it’s a couple of days ago. I am ashamed to admit it but it’s true. I have no excuses. So I included this task in my spring cleaning list even though it’s already June. To clean the interior of bathroom cabinets and drawer, let’s get ready first to make this chore as easy as possible. We will need a vacuum with attachment, trash bags, bucket of warm water with a couple drops of dish soap, and cleaning towels. The trash bags are for items that have been long forgotten or expired such as cosmetics (face powder, foundation etc.). Yes, those items have expiration dates, too. Now usually bathroom cabinets are situated in the lower part of the sink. To clean it, we either have to sit on the floor or be on our knees. If you have a step stool it will be good to use for this cleaning project. First vacuum the floors, then place the trash bags on the floor, one to the left the other to the right. We have to clean one cabinet/drawer at a time, top to bottom. This will make it easier to remember what and where specific items go back in the cabinets/drawer. continued on page 62 50 My Woodstock | june 2012
First in a series of “Important Reasons For Mouth Guards” by Jeff Kincaid, DMD, MS As you read this article, we will be well into the baseball season with football, soccer, lacrosse, softball and other sports ramping up as the school year begins. Mouth guards are mandatory in collision sports such as Dr. Jeff Kincaid is a specialist in football, hockey and boxing orthodontics and owner of Kincaid where the risk of injury is Orthodontics in Woodstock and likely, but few children and Roswell. Visit his Website at www.kincaidsmiles.com. adults are routinely wearing protection in sports that can involve incidental contact. The American Dental Association projects that one third of all dental injuries are sports related and the use of a mouth guard could prevent more than 200,000 oral injuries to the mouth each year. The type of injuries that can occur are chipped or broken teeth, fractured crown or bridgework, lip and cheek injuries, root damage, fractured jaws, and concussions. This year alone about 5 million teeth are projected to be knocked out of U.S. youth while playing sports. WHY AREN’T OUR YOUTH WEARING MOUTH GUARDS? Consider some more statistics... 1. A study of high school athletes found that 75 percent of injuries occurred when mouth guards were not worn and 60 percent of those injuries occur during PRACTICE rather than during games! Safety precautions are always necessary! 2. Fifty-six percent of all concussions were suffered when mouth guards were not worn. 3. The “Journal of American Medical Association” showed in a recent study that baseball and softball players who used face guards — devices made of plastic or metal that attaches to the helmet — were 35 percent less likely to suffer facial injuries than non-users. 5. DO THE MATH: Mouth guards range in price from $5.00 low end bought in stores to $100+ for top of the line custom fit. Rehabilitation cost for a single knocked out tooth can surpass the cost of that mouth guard by 20 times! Child or adult, a mouth guard is essential for all athletes. Next month I’ll discuss, in detail, the different types of mouth guards that are available along with the pros and cons continued on page 62
7th annual Give a Kid a Chance More than 3,000 lowincome children are expected to show up Saturday, July 21, for the 7th annual Give a Kid a Chance back-to-school blast, which will be held this year at First Baptist Church of Canton and Hillside United Methodist in Woodstock. Organizers are asking for donations of filled backpacks, new packages of socks and underwear, gently used schoolappropriate clothing and financial contributions. Volunteers also are needed during various shifts between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. A school supply list outlining items needed in each backpack is available at www.giveakidachance.org. Registration forms also are available on the website. Each child will receive a filled backpack, new socks and underwear, clothing, a haircut, lunch and vision, dental, hearing and spinal screenings. Hair stylists, dentists or dental hygienists, and optometrists also are needed to help that day. It takes a volunteer staff of more than 400 people to serve the children and their families. “We want to make sure each student has everything he or she needs to have a successful school year,” said Cheryl Ruffer, co-founder of Give a Kid a Chance. “A good education and self-esteem will go a long way to help these kids break the cycle of poverty and build a successful future for themselves and their families.” Registration opened in March, and is required for children to receive backpacks and services at the event. The last hour – 2 to 3 p.m. – is reserved for students who didn’t pre-register. In addition to school supplies and screenings, families will be served lunch. There is no cost to attend. Give a Kid a Chance was founded in 2006. That year, the one-day event was supported by three churches and served 100 children. Give a Kid a Chance, now a partner in education with the Cherokee County School District, is supported by 30 churches of all denominations, as well as other nonprofits, service and civic groups, and businesses. Soles4Souls has contributed more than 300 pairs of shoes for this year’s event. The Nashville-based nonprofit has given away 14 million pairs of new and gently used shoes since its inception in 2004. First Baptist Church of Canton is at 1 Mission Point, and Hillside United Methodist is in Woodstock at 4474 Towne Lake Parkway. 52 My Woodstock | june 2012
Safe or Hazardous... What’s the newest “buzz” with your teenager?
by Jordana Heaven, MD, Shannon Dobson, CPNP, Adriana Rzeznik, MD, Frini Shah, MD, Beverly Acker, MD Hand sanitizer. The newest way that our teens have found to get high is by ingesting hand sanitizer. Not surprising when you consider that most hand sanitizers are 60 percent alcohol, which makes them 120 proof. Ethyl alcohol is Jordana Heaven, Shannon Dobson, the main ingredient in hand Adriana Rzeznik, Frini Shah and sanitizer and it can be toxic Beverly Acker are all board-certified providers with Woodstock Pediatric in small doses. Try a Google Medicine. To contact them, please search and the resources call (770) 517-0250 available to the average teen to make the product more “tasty” are available in one or two moves of the mouse. Just a two ounce bottle of hand sanitizer has enough alcohol in it
to be dangerous. As adults, we all know the effects of alcohol on the body. These effects in a teen can be very frightening — decreased inhibition (making their already questionable decisions even more scary), respiratory and mental depression, and decreased motor skills are just a few. If ingested in enough of a quantity, a teen can pass out, stop breathing and die from alcohol poisoning. Bath salts. Another “legal” way that some teens get high. These are actually slowly becoming banned in many states. Bath salts are chemically similar to amphetamines and produce euphoria, increased sensitivity and sexual arousal. On the down side they can cause decreased appetite, depression, anxiety, delusions and a dangerously high heart rate. They can be eaten, smoked, snorted and even injected. As they are not regulated in some states, the inactive ingredient in some of these products is not known and this poses another danger. Inhalants. Most of us are familiar with the use of inhalants— sniffing, huffing. The scariest thing about inhalants is “Sudden Sniffing Death,” which can happen to a normal healthy teen with only one, first time use. The high only lasts for a few minutes which lead to kids huffing and huffing over and over. The chemicals are distributed to all of the organs and the brain. continued on page 62
Berkeley Heartlab DENTAL Testing Treatment Options by Vishant Nath, DMD A visit to the pediatric dentist can sometimes result in a diagnosis for dental treatment for your child. This may not be what you were expecting as a parent. But it’s important to realize that there are many options available to you in getting your child’s dental health back on track.
Dr. Vishant Nath is the owner of Roswell Pediatric Dentistry. You may contact him at (678) 352-1090 or visit www.kidshappyteeth.com.
In many cases, pediatric dental treatment can be performed rather quickly in the office. There are a couple of goals that the pediatric dentist has for a dental treatment appointment. First, the dentist wants to make sure that the treatment is done well to remove or repair the effected teeth. The other goal is to keep the patient comfortable and stable throughout the treatment process. These goals go hand in hand, as keeping the patient comfortable makes it easier for the dentist to treat the effected areas. There are several different approaches to keeping the child comfortable. Keep in mind that all of the following options are accompanied by informed and written consents from parents. Nitrous Oxide, or laughing gas, may be used to relax the child while the work is being done. For certain patients, a papoose may be used. The papoose offers an important option to parents who prefer that their child not be sedated. This option is reserved for quick procedures or emergencies. For children who require an extensive amount of dental treatment, sedation can be a good option. One type of anesthesia available is oral sedation, which involves minimal to moderate levels of sedation. In this case the oral sedation medication is given to the child in the dental office under the direction of the pediatric dentist. Another type of sedation available is general anesthesia. This type of medication is usually administered under the direction of a medical anesthesiologist. Depending on your pediatric dentist, this option may be available in the dental office, or in a hospital setting. Your pediatric dentist can suggest and explain the best option for your child’s individual oral health care needs. In all cases, the overall health of your child will be monitored closely throughout the treatment appointment. Also, no matter which continued on page 62 54 My Woodstock | june 2012
by Dr. Nasir Asghar Congratulations! You have made it through the first half of 2012. Besides a healthy mental outlook on life, we need to examine three major preventive medical aspects in our lives to ensure a long healthy quality of life. First, Dr. Nasir Asghar is a Prestige Primary we need preventive medicine Care physician with special focus is for internal monitoring of in Heart Disease, Diabetes and our health and putting out Medical Weight Loss and can be contacted at (678) 494-9669. fires before they do damage. Website: www.prestigeprimarycare.com Secondly, managing (or getting to) optimal weight that is achieved by harmonious integration of eating properly, correct excursive and active lifestyle. And third is smoking cessation. Medical programs now have over 65 percent successful quit rates. The advancement in medical science is providing us with powerful tools to forecast and prevent major events. The Berkeley HeartLab testing is a new and innovative way to check cholesterol, genetics and overall risk for heart and vascular disease. Genetic testing is the newest arsenal in our tools to fight heart disease. We can now test whether you have an early heart attack gene; if a Statin (cholesterol lowering drug) is right for you; if certain drugs such as Plavix (anti-platelet drug given to patients with stents) will work on your body; if alcohol will increase or decrease your good cholesterol; and even if aspirin is effective on your body to prevent heart disease. The Berkeley HeartLab also gives you an in-depth cholesterol panel that is very different from the standard lipid panel. The basic cholesterol panel testing that you have done during your annual physical checks your total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), and LDL (bad cholesterol). The Berkeley test goes much further and breaks down the LDL and HDL into further bad and good categories. For example LDL, the bad cholesterol, can actually be broken up into four different particles: 1 being labeled as “ good,” and 2 being labeled as “bad,” and one particle called IVb being very dangerous. There are also multiple marker of inflammation that the Berkeley lab test does such as Fibrinogen, CRP and homocysteine levels, these markers tell us what kind of disease process is happening in your vessels. Berkeley HeartLab testing gives us better knowledge which translates to significantly improved care for each individual. continued on page 62
It’s Not about your Back It’s About Your Life
by Cathy Wendland-Colby, DC When you hear the word chiropractic, if the first thing you think about is neck pain or back pain, you’re not alone. Chiropractic has repeatedly been shown to reduce or even eliminate neck pain, back pain and headaches in numerous Dr. Wendland-Colby is a chiropractor studies. Studies have proven in private practice with her husband that chiropractic care can at Colby Family Chiropractic on shorten the length of time Highway 92 in Woodstock, specializing in sports and family care. She can be someone is absent from work reached at (770) 592-1915 or due to back pain, is more www.ColbyChiropractic.com. effective than drugs or surgery and is more cost efficient. So it’s no wonder most people realize that chiropractic can help them with their aches and pains. Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that the nervous system controls and coordinates the function of every living cell,
tissue and organ in the body. The brain and spinal cord are so important that they are the only structures in the body completely encased in bone; the brain sits inside the skull while the spinal cord is housed within the 24 moveable vertebral segments in the spinal column. A misalignment of any one of these 24 spinal bones (vertebrae) causes interference with the transmission of nervous impulses between the brain and the body. If someone has a misalignment of the vertebrae in their neck – which could have been caused by poor posture, stress, a physical trauma or even repetitive use – that misalignment causes pressure on the nerves. This pressure on the nerves in the neck can affect the muscles in the neck, shoulders and arms – causing tension, muscle spasm, possible pain and maybe even numbness or tingling. Those same nerves in the neck also travel to the organs and control the function and production of cells in the heart and lungs. Therefore, a misalignment in the neck causes interference to the nerves supplying the muscles as well as the heart and lungs, altering the function of the affected cells. Chiropractors look for the misalignments in your spine – called vertebral subluxations – and correct them with a chiropractic adjustment to return the bones to their proper position. Correction of the subluxation removes the interference to the continued on page 62
Catholic Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church
137 Hightower Road, (770) 887-6982 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. www.calvarybaptistweb.com
2941 Sam Nelson Road, (770) 479-8923 Sunday Services: 8, 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. (Español) www.lasalettecanton.com
Cherokee Baptist Church
St. Michael the Archangel
7770 Hickory Flat Highway, (770) 720-3399 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. www.cherokeebaptistchurch.org
Community Baptist Church 152 Rolling Hills Ave., Canton Sunday Service: 1:30 p.m. www.community-baptist-church.com
Cross Roads Community Church 2317 Bascomb Carmel Road, (770) 592-7007 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.
490 Arnold Mill Road, (770) 516-0009 Sunday Services: 7:30, 9, 11 a.m., 12:45, 2:30 p.m. (Español) stmichaelthearchangelwoodstock.catholicweb.com
Transfiguration Catholic Church 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta, (770) 977-1442 Sunday Services: 8, 10 a.m., 12, 2 (Español) & 6 p.m. www.transfiguration.com
Christ The Redeemer 6488 Hickory Flat Highway, (404) 395-5003 www.ctrcec.com
Faith Community Church 659 Arnold Mill Road, (770) 516-1996 Sunday Services: 8 & 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. www.faithcommunitychurch.org
First Baptist Church of Woodstock 11905 Highway 92, (770) 926-4428 Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. www.fbcw.org
1673 Jamerson Road, (770) 928-7916 Sunday Services: 8:30, 10 a.m. www.annunciationepiscopal.org
2795 Ridge Road, Canton, (770) 345-6722 Sunday Services: 8, 9, 11 a.m. www.stclementscanton.org
Mountain View Baptist Church 8991 E. Cherokee Drive, (770) 880-0871 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. www.mv-batist.com
Chabad Jewish Center
New Home Baptist Church
Congregation Ner Tamid
New Victoria Baptist Church 6659 Bells Ferry Road, (770) 926-8448 Sunday Service: 10:50 a.m. www.newvicbaptist.org
4255 Wade Green Rd NW, Ste 120, (678) 460-7702 www.jewishwoodstock.com
Reform Jewish Congregation, (678) 264-8575 Contact us for High Holiday Service times and dates www.mynertamid.org
Tikvah l’Chaim - Hope for Life
7504 Highway 92, (770) 926-0422
Messianic Congregation 4206 North Arnold Mill Road, (678) 936-4125 Shabbat Service: 11 a.m. Call for Details Concerning High Holy Days www.tlchaim.com
Stonecrest Baptist Church
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, ELCA
485 Arnold Mill Road, (770) 926-8820 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. www.stonecrestbaptist.org
1208 Rose Creek Drive, (770) 924-7286 Sunday Services: 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. www.gslutheran.org
South Cherokee Baptist Church
Toonigh Baptist Church 4999 Old Highway 5, Lebanon, (770) 928-2491 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. www.toonighbaptistchurch.lifewaylink.com
Welcome All Baptist Church 545 Stell Road, (770) 928-0555
5323 Bells Ferry Rd Northwest, Acworth (770) 926-3558 Sunday Services: 8:45, 11:10 a.m. www.heritagepres.com
Geneva Orthodox Presbyterian Church 471 Arnold Mill Road, (770) 833-3797 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. www.genevaopc.org
Woodstock Presbyterian Church 345 Arnold Mill Road, (770) 926-0074 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. woodstockpcusa.com
Bascomb United Methodist Church 2295 Bascomb Carmel Road, (770) 926-9755 Sunday Services: 9 & 11 a.m. www.bascombumc.org
Big Springs United Methodist Church 2066 Sugar Pike Road, (770) 475-1796 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.
City On A Hill A New United Methodist Church 7745 Main Street, (678) 445-3480 Saturday Service: 6:30 p.m. Sunday Services: 9:35 & 11:15 a.m. www.coahumc.org
Hillside United Methodist Chruch 4474 Towne Lake Parkway, (770) 924-4777 Sunday Services: 8:25, 9:25 & 11 a.m. www.hillsideumc.org
Liberty Hill Church At The Mill, 141 Railroad St., Canton (678) 493-8920 Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11 a.m. www.libertyhillumc.org
Little River United Methodist Church 12455 Highway 92, (770) 926-2495 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. www.littleriverumc.info
Mount Gilead United Methodist Church 889 Arnold Mill Road, (770) 591-0837 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m.
Mountain View United Methodist Church Timothy Lutheran Church, LC-MS 556 Arnold Mill Road, (770) 928-2812
Orthodox St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church 2263 E. Cherokee Dr., (770) 485-0504 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. www.stelizabethga.org
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Heritage Presbyterian Church
Saint Clement’s Episcopal Church
Conner of Hwy 92 & Wiley Bridge Rd Woodstock, Ga
1498 Johnson Brady Road, (770) 704-9594 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. www.cherokee-pca.org
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation
131 Mill Street, (770) 928-1334
4096 E. Cherokee Drive, (770) 479-3324 Sunday Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. www.mtzb.org
Cherokee Presbyterian Church, PCA
Mt. Olive Baptist Church Mount Zion Baptist Church
2300 Jamerson Road, (770) 928-0050 Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11 a.m. www.mvumc.org
Woodstock United Methodist Church 109 Towne Lake Parkway, (770) 516-0371 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. www.gbgm-umc.org/woodstockumc-ga
Other Churches Allen Temple, AME Church 232 Arnold Mill Road, (770) 926-6348 Sunday Services: 8 & 11 a.m. www.allentempleame.org
Allpoints Community Church 6488 Hickory Flat Highway, (678) 493-3430 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. www.allpointschurch.com
Bells Ferry Church of God
Empowerment Tabernacle Christian Church
Northern Hills Church of Christ
507 Industrial Drive, (770) 928-7478 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. www.empowermenttabernacle.com
110 Londonderry Court, Suite 130, (678) 384-4919 Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11:15 a.m. www.momentumchurch.tv
Grace Life Church
Resurrection Anglican Church
655 Molly Lane, Suite 140,(404) 509-3397 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. www.gracelifeonline.org
Greater Bethel Community Church 211 Arnold Mill Road, (770) 592-9900 firstname.lastname@example.org
6718 Bells Ferry Road, (770) 592-2956 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. www.bellsferry.com
Hickory Flat Church of God
Branches of Christ
Hickory Flat UMC
5946 Jacobs Road, (770) 917-4964 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. www.branchesofchrist.com
BridgePointe Church Meeting at Woodstock High School Auditorium 2000 Towne Lake Hills South Drive, (770) 517-2977 Sunday Services: 9 & 11 a.m. www.bridgepointechurch.org
Cherokee Seventh Day Adventist 101 Rope Mill Road, (770) 591-7304 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. www. cherokee.netadvent.org
Christ the King Church of Greater Atlanta 6464 Highway 92, (770) 924-9161 www.ctkatlanta.com
Church at North Gate 9876 Main Street, (678) 494-2193 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. www.ngca.org
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Allatoona Ward, (770) 516-5918 Sunday Service: 9 a.m. Woodstock Ward, (770) 928-5641 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Cherokee Branch (Spanish), (678) 445-4873 Sunday Service: 2:15 a.m. www.lds.org
947 Bailey Road, 678-691-9165 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.
4056 East Cherokee Dr., 770-345-5969 Sunday Service: 9:20 a.m. www.hickoryflatumc.org
His Hands Church 550 Molly Lane, (770) 405-2500 Party on Sunday: 10 a.m. www.hishandschurch.com
231 Arnold Mill Road, Suite 400, (770) 591-0040 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. www.resurrectionwoodstock.org
Revolution Church 1130 Bluffs Parkway, (770) 345-2737 Sunday Services: 8:15, 9:45 and 11:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m. www.therevolution.tv
Sunnyside Church of God 2510 E. Cherokee Drive, (770) 693-1018 Sunday Service: 11:15 a.m. www.sunnysidecog.org
Towne Lake Community Church 132 N. Medical Parkway, (678) 445-8766 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. www.tlcchurch.com
18271 Union Hill Road, (770) 664-3644
Meeting at American Heritage Academy 2126 Sixes Roas, Canton (770) 928-8235 Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11:15 a.m. www.watermarkechurch.com
Love Community Church
Woodstock Christian Church
The Lighthouse Church
5598 Bells Ferry Road Acworth, (404) 663-1828 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. www.lovecommunitychurch.org
Momentum Church 110 Londonderry Court, Suite 130, (678) 384-4919 Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11:15 a.m. www.momentumchurch.tv
Morning Star Church 1006 Owens Store Road, Canton, (678) 794-7486 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. www.morningstarcanton.com
Mt Paran North Canton Campus Meets at Sequoyah High School, 4485 Hickory Rd (678) 285-3288 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. www.mpncanton.com
7700 Highway 92, (770) 926-8238 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. www.woodstockchristian.org
Woodstock Church of Christ 219 Rope Mill Road, (770) 926-8838 Servico En Espanol Domingo, (770) 926-8271 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. www.woodstockchurchofchrist.org
Woodstock Church of the Nazarene 874 Arnold Mill Road, (770) 924-4499 Sunday Service: 10:45 a.m. www.wcnga.com
Woodstock Community Church 237 Rope Mill Road, (770) 926-8990 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. www.wcchurch.org
Church of the Messiah 415 Charles Cox Drive, (770) 479-5280 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. www.churchofthemessiah.net
Cornerstone Community Church 503 Hickory Ridge Trail, Suite 160 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. www.ccchurchonline.org
Covenant Christian Center Worship Annex 330 Adam Jenkins Memorial Drive, (770) 345-0307 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. www.cityofcovenant.org
Covenant of Peace Ministries 604 Industrial Court, (770) 821-8972 Sunday Service: 12 p.m. www.covenantofpeace.org
Dayspring Church 6835 Victory Drive, (770) 516-5733 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. www.dayspring-online.com
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Cherokee Fellowship of Christian Athletes
American Business Women’s Association
Contact: Bill Queen, (404) 441-3508, Website: www.cherokeefca.org
Companion Animal Connection
Third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Lori Matthewson, (770) 720-6274
Canton Communicators Toastmasters Club Contact:
Steven Van Schooten, (770) 366-8224
Contact: (678) 493-9847 Website: www.cacadopt.petfinder.com
Feed My Lambs, Inc.
Cherokee Area Business Connection
Contact: (770) 795-9349 Website: www.feedmylambs.net
Every Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. Marci Zied, (770) 345-8687
Cherokee B2B Network Meeting: Second and Fourth Thursday at Best Western, 705 Transit Avenue, Canton Contact: Linda Lullie, (770) 781-3452 email@example.com Website: www.CherokeeB2B.com
Cherokee Toastmasters Meeting: Contact:
Every Wednesday at noon (678) 361-3553
Contact: (770) 517-0043 Website: www.genesis-adoptions.org
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Contact: (404) 862-6180, firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.gsgatl.org
Green Pets America Humane Society Contact: (770) 712-4077 email@example.com Website: www.greenpetsamerica.com
Hickory Flat Optimist Club Meeting: Contact:
First and third Tuesdays Alan Flint, (770) 720-9056
Junior Service League of Woodstock 24-hour information line: (770) 592-3535
Kiwanis Club of Woodstock Meeting: Every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Contact: (678) 494-4841 Website: www.woodstockkiwanis.org
Lions Club of Woodstock Meeting: Contact:
Second and fourth Tues. at 7 p.m. Ed Cook, (770) 906-2958
Pilot Club of Cherokee County Contact: Lynda Goodwin at (770) 393-1766 Lynda@edgoodwinassociates.com
Rotary Club of Woodstock Meeting: Contact:
Every Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. (404) 506-6878
Sewrifics of Cherokee
The Joy of Connecting ~ Woodstock
Habitat for Humanity
Third Tuesday at 7 p.m. Sheri Torch, (770) 591-8335
Meeting: Every Third Thursday at 6:45 p.m. Contact: Edeine Francois-Dryden, (678) 789-6158 Website: http://www.thejoyofconnecting.com/ events/edryden
Contact: (770) 345-1024 Website: www.habitat-ncg.org
Sons of the American Legion
The Hope Center
Third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Charles Tucker, (678) 643-0794
Main Street Woodstock
Contact: (770) 924-0864 Website: www.hopectr.com
South Cherokee Optimist Club
Meeting: First Friday at 8 a.m. Website: www.mainstreetwoodstock.org
Meeting: Every Friday at 7:30 a.m. Contact: (770) 926-3522
North Georgia Referral Network
Contact: (770) 218-1997 Website: www.hospiceadvantage.com
Towne Lake Optimist Club
Together We Rise
Contact: (404) 992-8155 Website: www.iCORorphans.com
Meeting: Every Wednesdays at Eagle Watch Club House Contact: Matt Halloran, (770) 516-7497 Website: www.townelakeoptimists.com
Pet Buddies Food Pantry
Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. (770) 427-2799
Second and fourth Tuesdays Pat Snipes, (404) 569-5280
Women of Woodstock
Contact: Heather Ballance, (678) 310-9858 Website: www.petbuddiesfoodpantry.org
First and third Wednesdays (770) 928-2700
Woodstock Community Business Association Meeting: Second Monday at noon Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Charitable Organizations Cherokee Child Advocacy Council Contact: Mary Migliaro, (770) 345-8100 Website: www.cherokeechildadvocates.org
Cherokee County Family Child Care Association Contact:
Contact: Kim Loesing, (770) 479-5397 Website: www.mustministries.org
Papa’s Pantry Contact: Lynne Saunders, (770) 591-4730 Website: www.papaspantry.org
Woodstock Midday Optimist Club Meeting: Contact:
Contact: Chad Arp, (678) 493-4343 Website: www.cherokeesafekids.org
Volunteer Aging Council of Cherokee County Contact: (678) 269-6677 Website: www.VAC-cherokeega.org
Every Wednesday at noon Johnny Young, (770) 345-6158
Military Organizations Marine Corps League, Major General Warren R. Johnson Detachment 1311, Woodstock Meeting: Contact:
Third Saturday at 9 a.m. at Woodstock Senior Center John Newport, (770) 926-4752
Cherokee County Humane Society Contact: (770) 928-5115 Website: www.cchumanesociety.org
AARP Woodstock Chapter
Cherokee County Special Olympics
American Legion & Auxiliary, Post 316
Second Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. Rich, (770) 926-1944
Meeting: Third Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Contact: George Wallace, (770) 354-6454 Website: www.alpost316.org
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Masonic Lodge #246 F. & A. M., Inc. Meeting: Second and fourth Thurs. at 7:30 p.m. Contact: Charles Sharp, (770) 928-6140
Safe Kids Cherokee County
First Monday at 7 p.m. Colleene Konwick, (770) 517-7101
First Tues. and third Thurs. at 7 p.m. (770) 926-8336
Political Organizations Cherokee County Democratic Party Meeting: Third Monday at 7 p.m. Contact: Judy Hamilton, (770) 380-7071 Website: www.cherokeedems.com
Cherokee County Republican Party Meeting: Contact:
Fourth Monday at 7 p.m. Breakfast first Saturday at 8 a.m. Conrad Quagliaroli, (770) 592-6545
Cherokee County Teen Republicans Contact: (678) 232-7488 Website: www.cherokeecountytrs.webs.com
Republican Women of Cherokee County Headquarters: 9910 Hwy 92 Contact: (404) 747-3353, (678) 520-2236 Website: www.rwccga.com
Recreation & Hobbies Allatoona Gold Panners Contact:
North Atlanta Soccer Association
Contact: Michele Fox, (770) 926-4175 Website: www.nasa-ga.org
North Cobb Bass Club
Fellowship of Companies for Christ International
Contact: 770-820-3945 Website: www.northcobbbass.com
Wildlife Action, Inc. Meeting: Contact:
Third Sunday at 1 p.m. WLA Office, (800) 753-2264
Woodstock Youth Track Club Practice: Contact:
Mon., Tues., and Thurs. at 6 p.m. Michael Dahlhauser, (404) 654-0093
Zack Walk Singles Mixer Contact: Karen Sacandy, (404) 452-9980 Website: www.Zachwalk.com
Rob Kelly, (770) 516-7044
Meeting: Second Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Contact: Madeline Hall, (678) 754-8482, email@example.com
Adoption/Infertility Support Group
Blue Skies Laughter Club
Cherokee Amateur Radio Society Meeting: Second Saturday at 10 a.m. Contact: Jim Millsap, (770) 928-8590 Website: www.cherokeehams.com
Cherokee County Arts Center Meeting: Fourth Friday at 10 a.m. Contact: (770) 704-6244 Website: www.CherokeeArts.org
Cherokee County Saddle Club Meeting: Third Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Holly Springs Depot, 164 Hickory Road Contact: Tamma Trump, (770) 655-0819 Website: www.cherokeesaddleclub.com
Cherokee Fencing Club Meeting: Beginners, Wednesday at 5 p.m. Club, Wednesday at 6 p.m. Contact: Andy McCann, (678) 494-9750 Website: www.cherokeefencingclub.com
Cherokee MOTS (Mom’s of Tots) Contact: (770) 272-5388 Website: www.meetup.com/cherokee-mots
Cherokee Music Teachers Association Contact: Suzanne Hosea, (404) 667-4733 Website: www.cherokeemta.org
Cherokee Outdoor YMCA Contact:
Dog Hikers of Georgia
First Wednesday at 7 p.m. Cindy Braddock, (678) 445-3131
Alzheimer/Dementia Support Group Meeting: Contact:
First Thursday at 7 p.m. (770) 926-0119
American Cancer Society 24/7 information line: (800) 227-2345
Autism Parent Support Group Meeting: Contact:
Second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Sharon Jones, (770) 345-6551
Breast Cancer Support Group Meeting: Contact:
First Thursday (404) 843-1880
Canadian Women’s Club Meeting: Contact:
Third Wednesday Lesley Frappier, firstname.lastname@example.org
CASA for Children, Inc. Contact: Deidre Hollands, (770) 345-3274 Website: www.casaforchildren.org
Celebrate Recovery Meeting: Fridays at 6 p.m. Contact: Debbie Anthros, (770) 331-6685 email@example.com
Cherokee Autism Spectrum Support Group Contact:
Heidi, firstname.lastname@example.org Renee, email@example.com
C.H.O.O.S.E. of Woodstock Meeting: First Monday at 7 p.m. 24-hour information line: (770) 517-3043
Meeting: Sundays at 10 a.m. Contact: Dr. Daniel C. Batchelor, (770) 992-2362 Website: home.aol.com/DrBatch
Depression and Bipolar Support Group
Foothills Running Club
Diabetes Support Group
John McCusker, (770) 924-9504
Les Marmitons Meeting: Contact:
Second and fourth Thurs. at 7 a.m. Randall Hill, (770) 516-5887
GRANDparents Raising GRANDchildren Meeting: Contact:
Second and fourth Tuesdays at 7 p.m. (678) 699-3400
Hearing loss association of America Chapter meeting information: (770) 517-2941 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jewish Havurah Contact:
Marcia, (770) 345-8687
La Leche League of South Cherokee
Arts Alliance of Georgia, Inc.
Meeting: Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Contact: Craig Whitley, (404) 520-0221 Website: www.addlaughter.com
Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Cindy, (770) 928-6554
First Tuesday at 10 a.m. Marguerite, (770) 926-2791
Miracle Mothers Contact: Melissa, (770) 516-1078 Website: www.miraclemothers.org
MOMS Club Woodstock — 30188 Contact: email@example.com
Mothers & More Meeting: First and third Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Contact: Michelle Wise, (770) 720-8834 Website: www.woodstockmm.com
Nar-Anon Meeting Meeting: Contact:
Every Monday at 8 p.m. (404) 218-0246
National Alliance for Mental Illness Support Group Meeting: Second and fourth Tues. at 7 p.m. Contact: Jill, (404) 394-1229 Website: www.nami.org
National Psoriasis Foundation Support Group Meeting: Contact:
First Tuesday at 7 p.m. Scott Bell, (404) 218-6626
Over-eaters Anonymous Meeting: Contact:
Every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Lois, (770) 592-6421
S.N.A.P — Special Needs Awareness Program Meeting: Contact:
Second Monday at 10 a.m. (770) 720-4068
Tender Hearts Caregivers Support Group Meeting: Contact:
Second and fourth Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Robin Galloway, (770) 517-5899
The Way Group, AA Meeting: Monday - Friday at 11 a.m. Contact: Hillside UMC
Second and fourth Tues. at 7:30 p.m. (770) 560-7112
Fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. (678) 493-1503
Third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Larry Lodisio, (770) 516-5197
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
Rep. John Linder (R), District 7
Court of Clerks: Patty Baker
Board of Commissioners 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton, GA 30114 www.cherokeega.gov
(678) 493-6000 fax: (678) 493-6013
Buzz Ahrens (R), Chair
email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
(202) 225-4501 GA: (770) 565-4990 fax: (770) 565-7570
Jim Hubbard (R), Post 2
Karen Bosch (R), Post 3
(202) 225-4272 GA: (770) 479-1888 fax: (770) 497-2999
Jason A. Nelms (R), Post 4
Board of Education Robert Wofford, Post 1
Governor Nathan Deal (R)
(404) 656-1776 fax: (404) 657-7332
203 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 Website: www.gov.ga.gov.com
Mike Chapman (R), Post 2
(770) 704-4398, x4372
Michael Geist, Post 3
State Senator Chip Rogers (R) (D-21)
(404) 463-1378 fax: (404) 657-9887
325-A Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
e-mail: email@example.com (404) 656-7127 fax: (404) 463-1381
304-B Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
State Rep. Charlice Byrd (R) (D-20)
(404) 656-0298 fax: (404) 463-2793
608 Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail: email@example.com
Rick Steiner (R), Post 5
(770) 704-4398, x4370
Rob Usher, Post 6
Kim Cochran (R), Post 7
State Rep. Calvin Hill (R) (D-21)
613 Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(404) 656-0129 fax: (404) 463-7778
Other Cherokee County Schools System
State Rep. Sean Jerguson (R) (D-22)
607 Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail: email@example.com
Superintendent, Dr. Frank Petruzielo 110 Academy Street, Canton, GA 30114 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.cherokee.k12.ga.us
Cherokee County Coroner: Earl W. Darby
(770) 479-1871 fax: (770) 479-1236
480 Main Street, Canton, GA 30114
Cherokee County Sheriffâ€™s Office:
Superior Court: Chief Judge Frank C. Mills,III Judge Jackson Harris Judge Ellen McElyea
(678) 493-6270 (678) 493-6260 (678) 493-6240
State Court: Judge Clyde J.Gober, Jr. Judge A. Dee Morris Judge W. Alan Jordan
Janet Read (R), Post 4 (Chair)
State Senator Jack Murphy (R) (D-27)
(678) 493-6480 (678) 493-6480 (678) 493-6490
Magistrate Court: Judge James E. Drane III (R)
Probate Court: Judge Keith Wood (R)
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(678) 493-6250 (678) 493-6280
Harry Johnston (R), Post 1
P.O. Box 425, Roswell, GA 30077 Website: http://tom.house.gov
90 North Street, Suite 360 Canton, GA 30114-2724 Website: www.linder.house.gov
(202) 224-3643 GA: (770) 661-0999 fax: (770) 661-0768
Judge John B. Sumner Judge M. Anthony Baker
(678) 493-4200 fax: (770) 493-4228
Sheriff Roger Garrison, R 498 Chattin Drive, Canton, GA 30115 email: email@example.com Website: www.cherokeega-sheriff.org
Cherokee County Tax Commissioner: Sonya Little, R
2780 Marietta Hwy, Canton, GA 30114 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Woodstock Mayor Donnie Henriques email@example.com
(770) 592-6000, x1003
P.O. Box 4998
3605 Marietta Hwy, Canton
Golf Tournament Monday, June 18 Hawks Ridge Golf Club 8:30 a.m. Registration 10 a.m. Shotgun Start Celebration Banquet
Bojangles 1665 Ball Ground Highway Canton (770) 479-0650 Restaurant, Catering Services
(Held at end of tournament play) Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Tadpole’s Cajun Po’ Boys 248 Gilmer Ferry Road Ball Ground (678) 454-0073 Restaurant
Shefa Wellness Center 2000 Village Professional Drive, Suite 200 Canton (678) 245-6246 Healthcare
good morningCherokee Sponsored by Cobb EMC • Thursday, June 7, 7 a.m. Location: Northside Hospital — Cherokee Conference Center, Cherokee Co. Administration Bldg. 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton Advanced Registration $15, No Reservation $20, Future Members $25 RSVP deadline is 5 p.m. on June 5.
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of each. However, if you’d like more immediate information about the right mouth guard for you or your child, please consult your dental professional or give me a call.
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The system would keep doctors from being hauled into court as they would not be held personally liable for any tort claims – either legitimate or frivolous. Doctors would still pay professional liability premiums, as before. And there would still be a way to address doctors who should not be practicing. A Patients Compensation System would make it easier to dramatically reduce the number of unnecessary tests and procedures and bring down healthcare costs for individuals and companies who pay premiums, co-pays and the escalating cost to obtain health insurance. The specialty boards and the Choosing Wisely campaign is a great first step to raise awareness about defensive medicine.
The Newest “Buzz”
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There are permanent effects from these chemicals on the body, including thought process, movement and hearing and vision. As a parent, be alert to your child’s mood and temperament. Any sudden mood changes, euphoria, depression, sudden decline in grades, new crowd of kids, accounts of activities that “don’t add up” (from possible) memory lapses are reasons to investigate. Inhalants will give kids a chemical smell to their breath and clothing. Some of the inhalants and bath salts can leave white residue behind, cause nose bleeds and mouth sores and obviously, ingesting hand sanitizer would give them a smell of alcohol. Be alert and never underestimate what a kid will do. What may sound ridiculous to us is exactly what they are hiding behind. . . and hoping for. Some of the facts from this article were obtained from www. above the influence.com. Check it out!
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The Berkeley HeartLab test is covered by most insurance and free for all Medicare patients. Please ask your physician about the Berkeley HeartLab testing if you think you have, may have or have a family history of heart disease.
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Take out each item, and examine the content, remember if you have not used a product/cosmetic in a year — get rid of it. Think about it, if you did not use it in a year, why use it now? Once the drawer and cabinets are clean, this is the best time to organize. Perfect organizing is not the priority here. Our goal is to clean the drawers, clean the cabinets, toss those items that are not needed, and enjoy the task when completed. Look at it, tell yourself, I deserved a new fresh set of lipstick and blush!
To Tank or Not to Tank?
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This represents a substantial savings over the life of the product. It comes with a 15 year heat exchanger warranty and a 5 year parts and labor warranty. Check out this water heater at www.eternalwaterheater.com for more details.
Dental Treatment Options
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option you choose, it is important to closely follow all pre-op and post-op instructions to ensure that your child will have the best experience possible. The goal for you and your pediatric dentist is to get your child’s oral health care at its best and do everything possible to keep it at its best. With consistent home hygiene and twiceyearly cleanings and check-ups, your child can have a healthy, beautiful smile!
Do I Need A Will?
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be added? If so you don’t need to start over from scratch. An amendment to a will, or codicil, is easy to complete. Was your will drafted in another state? If so you should have it checked to be sure if it complies with Georgia law. Dealing with a little discomfort and taking the time to draft a will can save your loved ones a lot of trouble during what will assuredly be a stressful time for them.
It’s About Your Life
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nerve supply which restores proper function. Chiropractic is about how your body is functioning overall. Chiropractic aims to ensure the transmission of nervous impulses can flow uninterrupted from the brain, down the spinal cord, and out through the nerves to every part of your body. So the next time someone asks if you’ve had your spine checked by a chiropractor, you’ll understand that it’s not about your back, it’s about your life.
Dr. John Turk was a prominent doctor from Canton and was the son of John Milton Turk and Virgin Florine Shockley. Dr. Turk decided to become a doctor after a measles outbreak in Alabama killed seven of his ten brothers and sisters. In fact, almost every descendant of the Turk family became doctors. In 1907, Dr. Turk married Mary Elizabeth Scott, and in 1915, Dr. Turk began to work for the Georgia Marble Company. He would serve the community until his death in 1944. The Georgia Marble Company retained 50 cents, later increased to a dollar, from ever employee and used this as payment for Dr. Turk for the unlimited visits families would make to his office. (Information taken from Cherokee County, Georgia: A History) Mary Elizabeth Scott
John Turk in a buggy in Nelson
June 19, 2012 Success, Failure & Mystery: Gus Coggins Revealed â€“ History Program Time: Location:
7 p.m. The Rock Barn 658 Marietta Highway, Canton Information: Presented by Jennifer Lee and Dr. Kenneth Wheeler of Reinhardt College. Guests are welcome. Refreshments provided.
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Attorneys/Legal Services Burns & Speights, PC
Chattahoochee Technical College Primrose School at Mountain Brook
Automotive C&T Auto Service My Mechanic Joe
Physicians & Medical Services
Health & Beauty Jyl Craven Hair Design Salon & Spa Venessa Spalon & Tan
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Banking/Financial Services LGE Community Credit Union 25 Summit Finiancial Solutions Inside Back Cover
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners Carpet Dry Tech 31 cleanAcarpet 11
Home Improvement/Repair/Service Dr. Fixit PhD 29 Green Basements & Remodeling Cover, 32,33 The Mosquito Authority 50 Mr. Junk 24 Pied Piper Pest Control & Termite Protection 52 Reliable Heating, Air and Plumbing 23
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates 36 Cherokee Imaging Center 31 Cherokee Women’s Health Specialists, PC 29 ISIS OB/GYN 3 Marietta Plastic Surgery MG-38 Northside Cherokee Cardiology MG-39 Northside Hospital – Cherokee 5 Northside Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine 25 Northside Sleep Disorders Center 9 Peachtree Neurosurgery MG-40 Plastic Surgery Center of the South MG-41, 53 Prestige Primary Care 19 Progressive Audiology Center, Inc. 1 Rausch Family Practice 9 WellStar Health Systems 7 Woodstock Family & Urgent Care 3 Woodstock Pediatric Medicine Inside Back Cover
Recreation & Fitness Chiropractors
Colby Family Chiropractic Inside Front Cover
Cleaning Services Rejoice Maids
Restaurants/Food Services Downtown Kitchen Goin’ Coastal Trickum Package Wine & Spirts
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Photography 11 35 49 30 26 19
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