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Senator Chip Rogers Cherokee County’s Senator

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JULY 2012


Woodstock High School Junior/Senior Prom A Trail for Everyone Getting connected to the community around you.

Shout Out For Scouts And Their Leaders Brownies, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and leaders are proud to be associated with legendary organizations.

In the Kitchen Seared Yellowfin Tuna

2012 Graduates


In Every Issue

4 My Woodstock 6 Community news 10 Celebrations 12 Calendar 14 School news 20 Sports 30 Main Street Woodstock 61 Cherokee Chamber of Commerce

Directory Listings 56 58 60 64 2

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religious services clubs & Organizations Local Officials Advertiser index

Photographers Jack Tuszynski Writers Beverly Acker, Tessa Basford, Gemma Beylouny, Charlice Byrd, Jyl Craven, Shannon Dobson, Scott Harden, Jordana Heaven, Dan Jape, Jeff Kincaid, Mike Litrel, Vishant Nath, Chip Rogers, Adriana Rzeznik, Herb Sims, Frini Shah, Jeff Sousa, Archie Speights, Jennifer Stockton, Laurie Troublefield, Cathy Wendland-Colby, Monika Yadav

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WOODSTOCK Community — Home

by Cherryl Greenman,

Dance & Music Academy, 6238 Old Hwy. 5, Ste C-3, will host an Open House on Saturday, July 21 from 2 – 4 p.m. celebrating their new location next to Publix. Drawing for prizes will be held every half hour. Dance & Music Academy offers music, guitar, piano, violin, voice and drum classes. (770) 924-1661, The Woodstock Downtown Development Authority also held a ribbon cutting celebration for Power Taps, 231 Arnold Mill Road, in downtown Woodstock. PowerTaps is an award-winning clogging program focusing on teaching the unique dance form of clogging to all ages and skill levels. (770) 710-1152, On June 8, the Woodstock Downtown Development Authority presented the Olde Towne Animal Hospital, 121 Mill Street, a facade grant check. Olde Towne Animal Hospital strives to provide quality, affordable pet-care for your cat or dog. (770) 5169767,

Three Cherokee County School District high schools have been named to lists of top-ranking schools in the U.S. published by Newsweek and the Washington Post. Sequoyah High School was named to the “America’s Best High Schools 2012” list published by Newsweek and The Daily Beast and ranked at No. 993 in the U.S. Schools are ranked based on factors including: graduation rate; percent of 2011 graduates accepted to college; Advanced Placement (AP) tests per student; average SAT and/or ACT score; average AP exam score; and AP courses offered per student. Sequoyah HS has been named to the list every year since 2004. Sequoyah HS, Etowah High School and Woodstock High School were named to The High School Challenge list by the Washington Post. Sequoyah HS is ranked at No. 78 in the U.S.; Woodstock HS at No. 81; and Etowah HS at 103. Schools are ranked based on factors including the percentage of graduating seniors who take AP tests. Woodstock HS, as previously announced, also was named to the 2012 “Best High Schools” list published by U.S. News and World Report and ranked at No. 1,372. Sequoyah HS is led by Principal Elliott Berman; Woodstock HS is led by Principal Bill Sebring; and Etowah HS is led by Principal Keith Ball. Reinhardt University trustees, community members, faculty, staff, and music lovers recently attended the groundbreaking of the Ken White Music Center. The 4,000 sq ft music center will connect with the west wing of the Falany Performing Arts Center and will include six faculty studios, eight practice rooms and one music classroom. It is scheduled to be finished by late summer 2012. “The Ken White Music Center will just about double the space available for our School of Music, and it would not have been available to us without the generosity of Mr. C. Kenneth White,” said Reinhardt president Dr. J. Thomas Isherwood.

Premier Wrestling Academy, 4260 Industrial Center Lane, Acworth, recently held a ribbon cutting celebration of its new 4,000 sq ft facility. Premier Wrestling Academy focuses on advanced technical training, endurance, and mental toughness. (678) 574-8891,

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COMMUNITY Ninety-nine Red Balloon Release Celebrates Rapid Growth

On May 1st, Keller Williams Realty Partners celebrated the rapid growth of the company by releasing 99 red balloons — one for each associate. The celebration was held at the Woodstock location of KW Partners and was attended by Keller Williams Southeast Regional owner, Bob Kilinski and the Southeast Regional Director, Cheryl Sadoti as well as Kris McKeeth, the Operating Partner of KW Partners. Stephanie Nielsen, team leader, spoke to the associates about moving their businesses forward and the vision of the company. Keller Williams Realty believes that real estate is a local business driven by individual real estate associates and their reputations. Each associate and vendor partner was given a balloon and asked to indentify in their mind, the one thing that was holding them back from achieving their dream. They were then asked to imagine writing that limitation down and then to visualize tying it to the string on the balloon. On a 3 count, everyone released their balloon and with it the limitation.

Six Tons of PB&J Collected

Bank of North Georgia and Bank of Coweta, divisions of Synovus Bank, had tremendous success hosting their 5th Annual ‘Spread the Love’ Peanut Butter and Jelly Food Drive to benefit 37 local food pantries that are located in the communities they serve in metro Atlanta. Since 2008, Bank of North Georgia and Bank of Coweta have collected 23,133 jars or 16.6 tons of peanut butter and jelly through this meaningful community relations effort. The 25 partner schools, including Chrysalis Experiential Academy, Crabapple ES North Springs Charter HS, The Atlanta Academy, Mt. Bethel ES and Woodstock MS, contributed 54.5 percent of the total jars collected this year. Additionally, the Kiwanis Club of Covington, Cheeseburger Bobby’s in Canton, the City of Canton, and Wellness Chiropractic in Canton contributed a total of 135 jars. 6

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Main Street Sessions Scavenger Hunt

The Main Street Sessions is a monthly series in 2012 that features prominent local authors, theater groups, chefs, musicians, and historical presentations. Every month on the third Saturday at 1 p.m. the Alexander and Abigail Johnson Woodstock community has an opportunity to hear presentations from the individuals that have helped shape the culture of the area in the unique setting of Historic Dean’s Store. In May, Main Street Sessions Chris Cerbane and Karina Dahl held a Woodstock History Scavenger hunt giving participants the opportunity to have some fun and learn about the history of downtown Woodstock. First place winning team was Alexander and Abigail Johnson, second Mindy, Kristy and Mikey Johnson place team winners were Chris Cerbane and Karina Dahl and third place team winners were Mindy, Kristy and Mikey Johnson. Congratulations to all the participants in this great event.

Sew Main Street

If you love sewing, or are curious to learn, Sew Main Street in Downtown Woodstock offers a place to find fabrics, trims and lots of terrific materials for sewers — from novice to experts. “Sew Main Street is the result of my lifelong love of sewing and needle arts. I made the clothes my daughter wore for school pictures, created bags and pillows, and custom made many presents and holiday decorations over the years,” explains Debi Light, owner. “Our collection of fabrics and patterns is extensive, and offers something for everyone.” Classes are also available; more on from threading a needle to creating anything you can page 8 dream of making. The store also features a sewing

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COMMUNITY showed their work inside and out. Gossip Salon and Golds Gym featured a Sh’Bam dance class at 7 p.m. in their parking lot. Blue Frog Imports had a lineup of artists set up in front of their store with their handmade products. Comedian/storyteller and singer Mike Carr performed at Maxwell’s Cigar Bar while Brett Schierber was at the Copper Coin Coffee providing live music. Collective, a new store in downtown Woodstock celebrated their grand opening weekend and Wright Stuff’s store was totally decorated for a Hawaiian Luau. If you missed this Friday Night Live, join the community on July 6th Friday Night Live for the Tour de Main, which will include the 3rd annual Tour de Main bicycle parade down Main Street organized by Out Spokin Bicycles. Don’t forget you will also enjoy great sales and treats from the downtown merchants who stay open just for You!

room: rent a seat in the sewing room for $6/day and sew the day away! Reservations must be made to reserve a seat in advance. “If heirloom sewing is what intrigues you, we have the specialty items you need, with certified instructors to help you create your own works of art,” adds Debi. In 2005, she opened her first store catering to knitters. The Whole Nine Yarns, located next door to Sew Main Street, is celebrating its seventh year in downtown Woodstock. A façade grant check was recently presented to Sew Main Street by the Woodstock Downtown Development Authority. The store is open Monday: noon – 6 p.m.; Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Wednesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Sunday 1 – 4 p.m.

Friday Night Live Action

Downtown Woodstock celebrated the start of summer vacation with a Main Street Luau. Various stores passed out Hawaiian leis to visitors, Fire Stone Wood Fired Pizza & Grill had a DJ playing on their patio with a great variety of music and his super fun light show. Seven Arrows featured live music in front of the store. Cupcakelicious and Foxtale Book Shoppe each provided live music in front of their storefronts. Blaine Steven Lusk played live music outside Roomscapes Gallery and Heartworks Studio while artists


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Leading Education Reformer

Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock), one of Georgia’s leading education reformers, has received national praise for his dedication to educational freedom and innovation in learning through technology. The Foundation for Excellence in Education is the nation’s premiere education reform organization dedicated to the principles that: •

All children can learn.

All children should learn at least a year’s worth of knowledge in a year’s time.

All children will achieve when education is organized around the singular goal of student success.

“Thanks to the committed leadership of Senator Chip Rogers and support of Governor Deal and House and Senate members, more students in the Peach state have the opportunity to achieve their God-given potential,” said former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education and co-chair of Digital Learning Now!” Senator Rogers said, “We are finally beginning to turn the corner on education reform. Georgia students deserve the opportunity of a world-class education. We can make this a reality by designing a student centered educational delivery system where the needs of the individual child are paramount to the decisions of policy makers. I am honored that national education reform champions, such as Governor Bush, are recognizing our efforts and supporting bold new initiatives for digital learning.”


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Babies, Birthdays and Anniversaries

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Age 2 on July 16 Happy Birthday Tanner! Love, Uncle Brandon & Aunt Teresa

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Age 8 on July 16 Hope your birthday is as awesome as you are! Love, Nolan, Mom & Dad

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July 4 ALL-AMERICAN CELEBRATION Time: 8 p.m. Location: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Information: The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the Fourth of July with an AllAmerican Celebration with guest conductor David Abell. Fireworks by Pyrotecnico will conclude evening.,

CITY OF CANTON 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION Time: 4 p.m., parade begins at 6 p.m. Fireworks at Riverstone at dusk Location: Cannon Park, Downtown Canton Information: Patriotism and fireworks at its finest! Doggie parade at 4 p.m. Doggie costume contest, bounce house, games and kids activities. (770) 704-1500,

CITY OF WOODSTOCK 4th OF JULY CELEBRATION Time/Event: 7:30 a.m. Annual Woodstock Freedom Run 10 a.m. Annual 4th of July Parade on Main Street Information: After parade until 3 p.m. Park at City Center will have food, Adam the Juggle, Tim the Magician, musical entertainment, children’s games, cake walk, arts/crafts, and vendors of all types. Fireworks at dusk behind the Target Shopping Center at Hwy 92 and I-575.

July 5 — 6 ALADDIN TEA PARTY Time: 4:30 p.m. Location: Tea Leaves & Thyme 8990 S. Main Street Cost: $15 (includes meal, tax & gratuity) Information: Enjoy flavorful teas and tasty treats and meet Aladdin, his Princess and the Genie (bring your camera)! Call for reservations (770) 516-2609


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Things to do in Woodstock

Location: Downtown Woodstock Information: For each Friday Night Live theme participating Downtown Merchants will have activities going on at their stores and throughout the Downtown area related to the theme of the month. The 3rd annual Tour de Main features a bicycle parade down Main Street organized by Out Spokin Bicycles.

July 7 TREE CLIMBING Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Age: 6 – adult Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell Cost: $35 General public, $30 CNC Members, registration by July 5 Information: This 2½ hour introductory climb will get you up high in a tree for a new perspective of your favorite nature center. (404) 229-9224,

July 11 — 25 ALADDIN AND THE MAGIC LAMP Time: Wednesdays – 10 a.m. Saturdays/Sundays – 2 p.m. Location: City Center 8534 Main Street Cost: $9 on line in advance; $11 at door Information: Elm Street Arts will present this comedy telling of the famous fairy tale. (678) 494-4251,

July 14 WOODSTOCK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Time: 7:30 – 10 p.m. Location: Park at City Center Information: Celebrating its 15th year, so put on your dancing shoes for the best community concert series in the state featuring A1A (Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band).

THE MATRIX Time: 8 p.m. Location: Woodruff Arts Center Information: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform soundtrack to The Matrix with guest

conductor Donald Davis. (404) 733-5000,

MASTER GARDENER’S SEMINAR Time: 10 a.m. Location: Rose Creek Library 4476 Towne Lake Parkway Information: Waterwise Gardening: Learn how to maximize water use in your garden and landscape during dry conditions. Free, limited seating, registration is encouraged. (770) 4790418,

July 14 — 15 13th ANNUAL FLYING COLORS BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL Times: July 14: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. July 15: Noon – 5 p.m. Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell Cost: $10 visitors, $8 CNC members who purchase tickets in advance, children 2 and under free. Information: Visitors will have actual contact with more than 250 free flying butterflies, hand-feed them; learn about their life cycle and experience their beauty up close. (770) 9922055 ext.236,

July 16 — 20 TEEN IMPROV CAMP Time: 4 – 7 p.m. Location: City Center 8534 Main Street Information: Ages 13-18, camp price is $100 for the week; includes materials, shirt, and DVD of performance held on Friday, July 20th at 7:30 p.m. (678) 494-4251,

July 21 MAIN STREET SESSIONS Time: 1 p.m. Location: Historic Dean’s Store 8588 Main Street Information: Dawn Glaser is a Christian author and speaker. She is a member of FBCW and the local Christian Authors Guild. She lives in Woodstock with her husband. She wears her

On-Going MAIN STREET WOODSTOCK FARMERS MARKET heart out on her sleeve and is ready to share her story and tell other women how to have hope and truly be healed.

August 3 FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE SUMMER OF LOVE Time: 6 – 9 p.m. Location: Downtown Woodstock Information: For each Friday Night Live theme participating Downtown Merchants will have activities going on at their stores celebrating the spirit of the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival with Friday Night Live “Summer of Love” Everyone be sure to wear your best hippie attire!!!

August 4 34th ANNUAL OLD SOLDIERS DAY RACE 10K, 5K Time: 7 a.m. Location: Alpharetta City Pool Wills Park Information: (678) 297-6160, email

60th OLD SOLDIERS DAY PARADE Time: 9:15 a.m. Location: The parade is just one way that our country’s war veterans are recognized for their service. A Memorial Service will begin on Main Street in front of Alpharetta City Hall at 9:15 a.m. — Alpharetta City Band; 10 a.m. program; 10:30 a.m. parade. Parade ends at the American Legion Post 201 on Wills Road for free food and activities.

Contest Corner

Find the hidden picture

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

CANTON FARMERS MARKET Time: 8 a.m. – noon Location: Cannon Park on Main Street, Canton Information:

CHEROKEE FRESH MARKET Time: Location: Information: Labor Day.

8:30 a.m. – noon Cagle Family Farm 362 Stinger Road Farmers market through

EXPRESS YOURSELF Time: 3rd Friday: 5:30 – 8 p.m. Location: Arts Alliance 101 Emma Lane, Suite 110 Cost: $25 per person Information: Create your own unique masterpiece, oil painting made easy. Enjoy coffee or wine, bring your own snacks. Call or email to register: (404) 509-8792, art@artsalliancega. org,

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


Time: 4:15 – 7:30 p.m. Location: Reinhardt University Information: Farmers market will continue through August 30, with a special market on October 4. (770) 720-5988, ZMW@

Through July 31, the cities in Cherokee County will be competing to see which one can collect the most recycling! Do your part to keep recyclable waste out of the landfills and at the same time, enjoy a little friendly competition. The City of Holly Springs has a co-mingled dumpster located at 100 Hickory Circle, behind the fire station. Contact City Hall for further information.


Rene C. Gallet Exhibit


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,

Arts Alliance of Georgia, 101 Emma Lane, Suite 110 will host the works of Rene C. Gallet during the month of July. Hours are M, W, F 4 – 8 p.m.; T & Thurs 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (678) 778-5517

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 Grass Backards Bluegrass Band, Doors open at 6 p.m.

Lindsay Anderson was our winner for June’s contest corner. She will receive a gift card to Frosty Frog Creamery & Cafe. Congratulations!

If you find the hidden picture, be the first to email: *Only emailed answers will be accepted. Contest participants are able to win one time per calendar year 13

SCHOOL River Ridge Receives Excellence Award

River Ridge High School was one of only 240 schools nationally to receive the Yearbook of Excellence Award from Jostens. To achieve this prestigious award the yearbook staff needed to meet the defined criteria in each of three following categories; creating an inclusive yearbook, generating school engagement, and successfully managing the yearbook creation process. With a first year adviser and only the third year the school has been open this is certainly an amazing achievement.

Teacher Cadet Program

The Teacher Cadet Program from River Ridge High School recently completed their inaugural practicum program with Arnold Mill Elementary School. The Early Childhood Education practicum is a five-week program that allows the high schools students to gain working experience with elementary students in the classroom. As part of the Teacher Cadet Program, students learn hands on skills while earning course credit in the Early Childhood Education course through assisting classroom teachers with daily tasks. The Early Childhood course is the initial course in the Early Childhood Education Career Pathway for future elementary school educators.

Left to right: Jasmine Caldwell, Kristina Nelson, Kelsey McCabe, Rebekah Lunde, Alexis Barrett, Nuria Puga, Anne Hall, Shelby Pearl, Kayla Sullivan, Alyssa McCollum, Nikki Ross, Madison Gentry, Jayla Bennett, Staci Morris, Marcail Sheltz, Mrs. Nancy Harvey (Early Childhood Education Teacher at River Ridge High School) 14 My Woodstock | july 2012

Stevi B’s Recognized by Chamber

Stevi B’s Ultimate Pizza Buffet was recognized by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce at their annual Partners in Education Breakfast in May. The Partners in Education program pair local businesses in the community with local Cherokee County schools. Stevi B’s has two Cherokee County locations and both were nominated as Partner of the Year for all the support they give their partner schools. Stevi B’s Woodstock restaurant was nominated by Johnston Elementary School. Stevi B’s marketing ambassador Stacie Parkes actively worked with Johnston Elementary throughout the school year. She was a guest reader for Read Across America and a judge for the Young Author’s Fair. Stacie said, “It was a nice honor to be nominated as Partner of the Year. Johnston Elementary is a great school to work with and we are happy to support them whenever we can.” Stevi B’s of Canton was nominated as a Partner of the Year by Indian Knoll Elementary School. Left to right: Johnston Elementary School Principal Kathleen Chandler and Stevi B’s Woodstock marketing ambassador Stacie Parkes.

Buckaroos at Arnold Mill

Arnold Mill Elementary School implemented a PBIS (positive behavioral interventions and supports) program school wide. When a student was observed going above and beyond with positive behavior, they were rewarded with a Buckaroo. Students traded Buckaroos in at the school’s General Store for prizes and reward days. Second grader Dylan Herrick (pictured) traded his Buckaroos in for a chance to be an office helper and assisted Janice Butterworth office secretary.

Students to Perform at Shuler Awards

Sequoyah High School’s Sidney Naliwajka and Nicholas Stinson were selected to perform in The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation’s annual Shuler Henley Awards — more on page The Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards. 16

Woodstock High School held the 2012 Junior-Senior Prom on Saturday, May 19, at Ivy Hall at Roswell Mill. The theme was “Woodstock Walks the Red Carpet.” David Brown and Lauren Curtis were crowned Prom King and Queen.

Photos provided by Robin White Prom Queen Lauren Curtis and Prom King David Brown

Guner Henderson and Sarah Alvarez

Jonathan Newlin and Caitlin Tenore

Students “Walk the Red Carpet”

Katherine Arp, Bridgette Hudak, Ashley Houchin, Jeremy Hudak, Taylor Nelson, Dustin Bearden

Meredith Bower and Drake Rocker

Angela Banks, Shelby Hearn, Clare Botti, Alex Armstrong, Bridgette Roloff, Kaitlin Neese, Yohna Butcher and Bailey Garner

Skyler Kelly Eric Burns and Lauren Pearson

Alex Moreno and Katherine Lee Photo provided by Patti Lee

Shelby Silcox, Collette Copeland, Colleen Copeland

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They are the only students from Cherokee County who performed in the ensemble at the awards ceremony. The event included students from 42 high schools from 12 different counties representing 14 school districts, as well as private schools in the greater Atlanta area. Pictured with Shuler Hensley are Sidney Naliwajka and Nicholas Stinson.

SHS STAR Student and Teacher

The Canton and Woodstock Lions Clubs recognized Stephanie Brown as Sequoyah High School’s (SHS) STAR Left to right: Sequoyah Principal Student and Dr. Wendy Elliott Berman, Stephanie Brown and Roberts as SHS’s Star Dr. Wendy Roberts. Teacher. To become his or her high school’s STAR Student, a high school senior must have the highest score in one sitting of the three-part SAT taken their senior year and be in the top 10 percent of their senior class. Each STAR Student selects the teacher who has had the most impact on him or her during their high school years as their STAR Teacher.

Health Partnership with Kaiser

Mountain Road Elementary School promoted student health through a partnership with the PTA and Kaiser Permanente. A program was presented by Kaiser Permanente at the school for students about the food groups and healthy eating and exercising habits.

Front row (left to right): Anne Dropp, parent and Kaiser Permanente employee; 2nd grader Garrett Dropp, 1st grader Brylee Burns, kindergartener Hailey Phillips, 2nd grader Connor Phillips and Kate Dorrough with Kaiser Permanente. Back row: Chris Broccoli with John Markowski, Slim with Dre Camacho and Mighty Muscles. 16 My Woodstock | july 2012

Act of Kindness

Pat Long visited the Arnold Mill Elementary School Book Fair with her grandson, 3rd grader Jesse Long; her niece, 2nd grader Ansley Priddy; and her sister, Carol Trusty. Ms. Long purchased books for her grandson and niece and then walked into the school’s front office and gave $100 to Principal Kerry Martin to be used to help less fortunate children attending the school. Front row (left to right): Ansley Priddy and Jesse Long. Back row: Carol Trusty, Pat Long and Principal Kerry Martin.

Young Authors at Johnston

Johnston Elementary School celebrated 2nd grader Sarah Frasier and 1st grader Kate Klucsarits, for being winners of the Cherokee County School District Young Author’s Writing Fair. Left to right: 2nd grader Sarah Frasier, Principal Kathleen Chandler and 1st grader Kate Klucsarits.

Chef Visits Mountain Road

Chef Justin Balmes visited Mountain Road as part of the PTA sponsored annual Health and Nutrition Week. Balmes, who competed on Food Network’s “Food Network Star” TV series and is a chef instructor at The Art Institute of Atlanta, talked with students about good nutrition. Caroline Bagwell, PTA Health and Nutrition co-chairwoman Angela Phillips, Maddy Flower, Justin Balmes, PTA Health and Nutrition cochairwoman Jody Burns, Ethan Keeney, Ryan Burns and Joey Canale.

Benjamin Fly, graduated from Georgia Tech, B. S. Management. Parents are Gregg and Kathi Fly (Deer Run), and his Grandmother - Marilyn Wall (Eagle Watch)

Dr. Scott Harden participated in the 2012 Woodstock High School Scholarship ceremony awarding the 8th annual Fountain View Family Dentistry Scholarship Award to Lindsey Kirk. Dr. Scott R. Harden, a Woodstock dentist serving Cherokee Country nearly a quarter century, has been providing the Fountain View Family Dentistry Scholarship since 2004. Lindsey has aspirations of attending dental school, and becoming an orthodontist or pedodontist.

Chattahoochee Technical College

More than 400 Chattahoochee Technical College graduates are celebrating the certificates, diplomas and degrees they earned in the May 10 commencement at the Cobb Energy Centre for the Performing Arts. The keynote speaker at graduation was Mark Butler, Georgia Labor Commissioner; he encouraged the students to take risks, believe in themselves and to communicate effectively.

Chattahoochee Technical College commencement speaker, Mark Butler, is welcomed by CTC board chair Pam Carnes.

Reinhardt University

Michael Thurmond was the keynote speaker for Reinhardt University’s commencement ceremony held in April. A distinguished attorney, author, lecturer and public servant, Thurmond currently serves as Of Counsel to the law firm of Butler, Wooten & Fryhofer LLP. “We are very excited to have the opportunity to have the Honorable Michael Thurmond as our Commencement Speaker,” said Dr. J. Thomas Isherwood, Reinhardt president. Mr. Thurmond has a history of service to the citizens of Georgia as he served effectively as Commission of Labor for twelve years resigning in 2010 to run for the United States Senate. 17

Toni Lynn Cummings Kaden Powell

Parker Acuff, Caleb Aguirre and Rebecca Hannigan walk into the First Baptist Church of Woodstock.

Valedictorian Megan Emery accepts her diploma from Principal Keith Ball.

Top of the EHS graduating class (left to right): Tyler Bryant, Andrew Hughes (Salutatorian), Keegan Nesbitt, Jake Sebring, Kaitlin Johnson, Rachel Kirksey, Megan Emery (Valedictorian), Rebecca Hannigan and Hannah Grice. 18 My Woodstock | july 2012

Jenna Wilt smiles after receiving her diploma.

Jesse Fernandez

Katie Renae Buffington

Valedictorian Nha Truc (Tracey) Dinh

We are very proud of you! Love you, Mom, Gus & Izzy

Ana Bravo, Erin McGillen, Lauren Curtis As a Woodstock High School graduate, I could not be happier to have ended my public education in a school filled to the brim with promising futures and uplifting teachers, all working together to prove “We are Woodstock.” Personally, in my four years of high school, three teachers specifically touched my heart — I give all my thanks to Ms. Laura Cox, Mrs. Isobel Mason, and Mrs. Tammy Silvers. They have no idea how much their consistent kindness, hard work, and motivation means to me. The three of them each have a very special place in my heart, and I am so very grateful to have their encouragement as I chase my dreams. Thank you, WHS, for giving me the best mentors a girl could ever have. — Ashley Arp 19

SPORTS Golf Classic Raises $135,000

The 24th Annual Reinhardt University Dave Henritze Scholarship Golf Classic, played at Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Ball Ground on May 14, was an enormous success. “This was a very successful golf tournament,” said Barbara Manous, Reinhardt’s director of fund raising and church relations. “Under the leadership of chairman Glenn Warren of Warren Capital Corporation, the initial amount raised was more than $135,000. All funds from this event go toward scholarships for deserving Reinhardt students.” The Golf Classic included 103 players, 31 major sponsors — who contributed from $1,500 to $20,000 each — and 19 hole sponsors. One team was awarded top honors. Taking First Low Net was the team representing Ed Voyles Dealerships, which included Max Reeves, Drew Tutton, Frank Sobeck and Steve Goins.

WHS All-Stars

Woodstock High School soccer players, Arista Hott, Samantha Thomas, Caitlin Tongco, Natalie Leone and Abbey Booz and Coach Cory Nix participated in the 2012 Georgia Soccer Coaches Association & DiVarsity Girls High School All-Star game in May at Marist High School. This event has been organized to highlight Georgia’s soccer talent in two games for boys and two games for girls. The game the girls participated in a game made up of two 30-minute half’s with it ending in a 2-2 tie with no tie breakers in play. Abbey Booz had to rotate with 2 other goalies so she played the final 20 minutes of the 2nd half. Abbey ended the game with 5 saves. The other 4 played several minutes and had some success. Natalie Leone (midfielder) had two shots on goal and almost put one in the goal in the 2nd half. Samantha (midfielder) played great too and had 2 shots on goal. Arista played center defender and had a strong game. Caitlin Tongco finished her high school career on a high note by scoring 1 goal early in the first half with about 20 minutes to go, she made a great 1 on 1 run which she went right by the defender and finished the goal about 14 yards out. She finished the day with 5 shots on goal and 1 goal. Caitlin Tongco was also named the MVP of the 2A and 5A White team and received a trophy. Coach Nix was named the State Coach of the Year in AAAAA for the girls and before the game; he was presented with a plague. The Woodstock Girls team finished out the year ranked 7th in the state! Congratulations!

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Under the


by State Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers

Independence Day! We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. It is perhaps the most important sentence in the most important document in American history. The Declaration of Independence is the “why” America came to exist. As we celebrate the most “American” of our national holidays, Independence Day, it is essential to reflect on the challenges of birthing a new nation. When the first battles of the Revolutionary War began in 1775 it is estimated that only a small percentage of the colonists desired independence from Great Britain. Those who did were known as radicals. Early in 1776 Thomas Paine published his booklet, “Common Sense.” It was the first work to openly challenge British rule and is largely credited with changing the colonist view on separation from the Monarchy. His words were bold and simple; “It is repugnant to reason, to the universal order of things to all examples from former ages, to suppose, that this continent can longer remain subject to any external power.”

arguably the most well-trained army in the world at the time of the Revolution. Meanwhile, the colonists were largely farmers with little, if any, military training. The colonies had no unifying government, no economic structure, a currency that was essentially worthless, and very little military supplies. In college football terms, this would be Alabama vs. Georgia State. Against the backdrop of a colonist population almost equally divided between revolutionists and loyalists, along with a military David vs. Goliath, our nation’s forefathers gathered in Philadelphia to create and pledge to what amounted to a death warrant. The Declaration of Independence essentially laid forth a radical change in the relation between man and government. Stating for the first time that men are given rights by the Creator and that government’s role is to protect, not grant, these rights. The idea that governmental power was only given through the consent of the governed was the antitheses of human history. Imagine if these men had gathered in the summer of 2012 instead of 1776. With 24-hour news, the Internet, constant poll testing on every issue, it is hard to imagine a document like our Declaration ever being created. Case in point, the United States Senate can’t even pass a Federal budget for fear of political consequence. Contrast that with our Founders who pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor for a cause that certainly appeared unwinnable by any measure. On July 2nd the Continental Congress voted in favor of the Declaration that had largely been written by Thomas Jefferson. Congress officially adopted the document two days later on the 4th of July. It is noteworthy that John Adams refused to celebrate any day but July 2nd as the true Independence Day. During the remainder of his life he would not attend any July 4th events. The war that followed was miraculous on almost every account. From the heroics of General Nathaniel Greene in the South, to the uncovering of Benedict Arnold’s plan to capture West Point, to the French engagement; America’s fortunes were providentially guided. General Washington’s victory at Valley Forge could not have been plausibly written by the best of fiction writers.

It is significant to note that the entire population of the American colonies was about 2.5 million people, or by comparison, the combined population today of Gwinnett, Fulton, Cherokee, and Forsyth Counties.

America’s beginnings are like none other. Our history, though far from perfect, is a testament to the spirit of our founding – that all men are created equal with certain unalienable rights – among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This is why our celebration of Independence must go on and cannot be forgotten. As Ronald Reagan famously stated, “If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth.”

The difference in military strength of Great Britain and the colonies could not have been more evident. The British had undoubtedly the strongest naval fleet in human history and

Chip Rogers is the State Senator for District 21. You may contact him by phone at (404) 463-1378 or by e-mail at

While history denotes the importance of “Common Sense,” its rightful place as the “match” that truly lit the fire of revolution is often overlooked.

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A Trail For Everyone!

by Jennifer Stockton, Executive Director

Greenprints Alliance at

Most of you probably know about the recent addition of the pedestrian bridge over Little River or about the 10 miles of Taylor Randahl Memorial Mountain Bike Trails already built at Rope Mill Park. If you haven’t been there perhaps you have at least noticed the increase in vehicles around Woodstock with bicycles attached to the back of them? No? These changes are credit to the foresight of various city leaders in conjunction with a steering committee of citizens, business owners and other interested parties that created the Greenprints Master Plan in 2007; which was then adopted by our Mayor and City Council June of 2008.

the various neighborhoods in Towne Lake. This first section of trail will take you from Main Street down Elm Street through the planned Elm Street Cultural Arts Center to Noonday Creek, where it will split and head towards Hwy 92 through a new park on Dupree Road or take you to the neighborhoods in Town Lake near Woodstock High School. It will give our residents in Towne Lake and downtown Woodstock a safe passageway between the two in case the urge strikes you to take a stroll, visit your favorite restaurant or local coffee spot; there are four along this initial trail segment. Thanks to the Parks, Recreation and Green Space Bond which was successfully approved by the citizens of Cherokee County in the November 2008 election this section of trail and an additional 3.5 miles of trail is possible.

The Greenprints Plan is over 60+ miles of trails that include There are two organizations that are aimed at helping the city multi-use trails, mountain bike trails and even a canoe launch to promote the growth of the trail system. SORBA Woodstock at Rope Mill Park on Little River. The uniqueness of this plan ( has been responsible for the building is its connections to various points of the Mountain Bike Trails throughout South Cherokee funded primarily by the City of County; creating another way Woodstock. SORBA maintains the The goal is to ensure that for our citizens to connect to trail system through its volunteer you can get connected to the base and has plans to eventually the community around them. connect the Taylor Randhal trails Each planned segment of the trail community around you; whether you to the Blankets Creek Trail system will connect our local schools, run, walk, ride or paddle — there will in cooperation with Greenprints parks and greenspace, downtown be a trail for you! Alliance (www.greenprintsalliance. Woodstock and neighborhoods; org). Greenprints Alliance is the inviting you to get outside and other organization seeking both avoid your car in the process. community support and funding for both the multi-use trail As a matter of fact sections of the trail segments are already segments and mountain bike trail segments through grants, visible all over town. For example, you can walk on a very small corporate entities, local businesses and private donations. Both section next to the railroad tracks in downtown Woodstock organizations are dedicated to getting you outside on the trail along Main Street in front of the various restaurants. That system and need your support to make the Greenprints plan section along Main Street won’t take you very far right now, a reality. The goal is to ensure that you can get connected to but this fall it will be connected to a larger trail segment that the community around you; whether you run, walk, ride or will provide you trail access between downtown Woodstock and paddle — there will be a trail for you!

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Wrong From the Start by Representative Charlice Byrd While political gamesmanship over last month’s Supreme Court decision on Obamacare continues, the larger question of how to actually control costs while expanding access for patients and families remains. State Representative Charlice Byrd,

Unfortunately, and regardless District 20, which includes Woodstock and Acworth. You may contact her at of the reasons for its passage, Obama’s sweeping health care law carried with it the hallmarks of a one size-fits-all-approach to governing: misleading cost estimates, handouts to special interests, unintended consequences, and widespread doubt that it would accomplish what it set out to do. What is clear, however, is that controlling costs and increasing access to care should be the cornerstones of any true reform.  Simply adding more people to a broken system accomplishes neither.  We know that health care costs are increasing faster than inflation, people are living longer, and families and businesses are facing higher insurance premiums as a result.  But another and more pressing reason premiums are rising, and the reason why Obamacare led some colleges to increase premiums by over 1,000 percent, is that government “reforms” often require patients to choose from a take it or leave it approach to insurance.  When federal and state governments mandate coverage for specific tests and procedures, or require insurance plans to cover higher and higher limits, insurance companies pass on the costs.  In the end, people are forced to buy coverage for treatment they do not want or need — with costs they may not be able to afford.  Reducing choices by only allowing comprehensive plans to be sold limits access to care for those who cannot afford it, and increases prices for everyone.    These mandates hurt public programs like Medicare and Medicaid as well.  Strict federal requirements that do not allow coverage flexibility — combined with tight budgets — place the burden on cutting payments and reimbursements to doctors who accept patients on those programs.  The result is that doctors see fewer Medicare and Medicaid patients, which increases wait times, reduces access for the most vulnerable, and worsens health continued on page 62 26 My Woodstock | july 2012

Chase Glidewell, Troop 7777 out of First Baptist Church of Woodstock, completed his Eagle project: assembling care packages for the Fisher House in Augusta. The Fisher House is like Ronald McDonald Houses in that they provide free extended stay housing for families while their loved ones, (injured service men/women) recover in a hospital. The care packages contained toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, hand sanitizer, Kleenex, razor, soap, deck of cards, and a copy of the Bible; plus letters thanking the service member and a letter of encouragement to the family. Local businesses in Woodstock, Acworth, and Cartersville allowed Chase to put a donation box in their stores for six weeks to collect items for the care packages. The stores included: the Woodstock Pharmacy, Maxwell Cigar Bar, and the Kara Christian Salon in Woodstock; Lacey Drugs, Daddy’s Country Kitchen, and Dr. Terry O’Shea in Acworth; and Blue Sky Outfitters, Thrive, Agan’s Bakery, and Louie’s Cafe in Cartersville. Wal-Mart on Bells Ferry Road provided space outside for Chase to collect donations. Dixie Speedway let Chase als for donations Creating balloon anim and a couple scouts make balloon animals for donations, in addition to at Dixie Speedway giving a donation. The Georgia Federation of Republican Women, the Bartow Republican Women and Cherokee County Republican Women also made donations. Cherokee Christian School helped write letters to the families and to the troops. Chase’s Scout Troop helped him sort all the donations, and assemble all 100 packages which he delivered to Fisher House. Chase says, “Scouting helps boys learn important skills that will help us in future jobs, as leaders, and to care for our community.”

on Bells Ferry Road Table outside of Wal-Mart

Chase’s Scout Troop placed Am erican flags on the graves in a Marietta cemetery during Memo rial Day. 27

Girl Scout Troop 2977 (left to right) Molly Perkins, Clair Higgins, Jessica Anthony, Emily Pesch, Kendall Sullivan and Alexandria Hartwig have been together since 1st grade, (except one) and are now entering River Ridge High School. To earn the Girl Scout Silver Award the girls based their project around Breast Cancer Awareness in the community. To celebrate the end of their Silver Project the girls participated in the 5K Race for the Cure at Atlantic Station this past May 12th.

Jack Mabie in front of a U.S. flag in the Yorktown hangar in Charleston, SC. Jack joined his Cub Scout Pack 7777 out of First Baptist Church of Woodstock as they spent the night on the U.S.S. Yorktown and learned World War II history, toured Fort Sumter and participated in a flag raising ceremony. The troop also attended an oceanography class.

Daisies from Troop 6026 earned their Respect Authority Badge and Brownies from Troop 6026 earned their First Aid Badge. Front row (left to right): Honor Byrd, Piper Slater, Lauren Kang, Faith Roper, Jordan Warholak, Jamie McCord, Lauren Mack, Madison Lee, and Breanna Welker. Middle row: Jessica Acord, Jenifer Alfonso, Haley Warholak, Hallie Cameron, Brooke Scepaniak, Hope Roper, Megan Lee, and MacKay Slater. Back row: Tricia West, Officer Bobby Spann, Kiersten Worthy, and Adrienne Worthy. 28 My Woodstock | july 2012

Troop 625

Cub Scout Pack 625 Bear Den Leader Michael DelGais with his sons, Cub Scout Anthony and 4 yearold Michael (Scout-to-be)

is, Bear Den Leader Mike DelGais, Cub Scouts Anthony DelGa Ryan Scout Boy ey, Sween Jacob Spring, and Christopher at Spring, and Cub Master Christopher Spring with the Militia ony Cerem Laying Flag tery the 2012 Marietta National Ceme

Girl Scout Troop 12126 used a portion of their earnings from the cookie sales and donations to create a goodie basket for a local fire station.

luting the pher Sweeney sa Cub Scout Christo ement n at the Flag plac service of a Vetera Weekend. for Memorial Day

Firefighters Lt. Scott Gwinn, Eric Sawyer, Sgt. Bryan Thomas, Chance Champion with Girl Scout members Brooklyn Wright, Marissa Ranches, Abby Hilton, Autumn Foster, Mackenzie Thomas, Makalah Wright, Mia Willix, Amber Lee, and Arabia Foster.

Girl Scout Troop 2600 Cadets enjoy a camping trip on May 5. Troop leader is Melissa McKeehan. Left to right: Melissa, Emma, Araya, Abby, and Lillian. 29

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A SPACE For Everyone

by Council Member Tessa Basford

When I became a member of the Woodstock City Council in 2010, I had the privilege of joining a winning team! As I took my seat on the dais, it was with the view of continued growth and development of an award winning, master planned, downtown area. In my opinion, it was, and continues to be, the envy of many areas in our state and nation. As a result of strong leadership and foresight, our downtown Woodstock was emerging as the “Place to Be,” even while the economy was declining. Although the financial times were difficult citizens, business owners and investors, along with our city staff and leadership, maintained the vision and continued to invest in the development and redevelopment of our downtown. Some people said that this investment was crazy; that the time and money should not have been spent. In hindsight however, almost everyone agrees that those involved were right to stay committed to the plan. We are all now reaping the benefits of the vision and plan put in motion years ago; a beautiful, walk-able, thriving, master planned downtown. It is the “Place to Be” in our Woodstock! Over those years, city leaders assured that our downtown maintained its’ historical significance while marrying it to new construction and growth. This was achieved beautifully, but it has sometimes left people with the question: “When the obvious parking spaces are full, where do we park?”

Hardware store, • Behind the Methodist Church on the West side of Main Street, • A parking lot between Elm Street and Mill Street (the Old Gas Co.) During evening and weekend hours there are also Tessa Basford is the Woodstock City Council Member, Ward 6. agreements in place providing You may contact her by calling for the use of the parking (770) 592-6000 x1003 or e-mail lots at Ameris Bank, First Cherokee Bank (parking lot located southeast of Firestone Grill) and Chattahoochee Technical College. The prize for using these lots is quick easy parking and you will get to explore new areas of downtown as you stroll to your desired location. I would even be willing to bet that the stroll will create a list of destinations for your next visit.

So, here is a list of some public parking lots that I hope will be helpful for your next trip to our downtown.

As growth occurred over the years, and even over the last few months, business owners have worked in cooperation with the city to assure that there are many public parking options downtown. There are agreements in place for employee off-site parking, valet services, and all of the stake holders are looking at creative approaches to bring people downtown. A parking study of the area with current and continued growth in mind is being conducted, lighting and sidewalks are being evaluated and a plan for increased signage is being developed. In addition, the Greenprints trail system is continually growing (see article on page 24 in this issue) and before long there will be easy bicycle and pedestrian access to downtown from Woodstock Middle and High Schools and the developing Woodstock Park on Dupree Road.

• A large public parking lot behind City Center off of Towne Lake Parkway, • Public parking in front and beside Chattahoochee Gold (off of Arnold Mill Road) and south of Morgan’s Ace

So, when making your weekend plans, please don’t let parking be an issue, because if you look around I believe you will find that there is a space for everyone in our beautifully master planned, thriving downtown!

Most people visiting downtown are aware of the obvious public parking that is dispersed throughout the area among the restaurants, shops and businesses. A recent drive through downtown on a Saturday night however, made me think that many drivers may be unaware of the less obvious parking lots dispersed throughout downtown. While the obvious spaces were all full, the more hidden parking lots had many empty spaces.

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Senator Chip Rogers

Cherokee County’s Senator


enate Majority Leader, Chip Rogers, has become one of Georgia’s most effective conservative leaders. He proudly calls Cherokee County – home! Named one of the “100 Most Influential Georgians” Chip Rogers is delivering on his promise to make Georgia the most “Pro-Growth” state in the nation by cutting taxes, reforming the property tax system, transforming education, and stopping the growth of government.

Government Spending Under Senator Rogers’ leadership, Georgia has become America’s most Fiscally Conservative State! • One of 7states with AAA Bond Rating • Balanced Budget EVERY Year • Lowest Per-Capita State Spending in the Nation • Ban on all “Pork Barrel” spending • 18% CUT in per-capita State Spending (inflation adjusted) since 2008

Pro Jobs & Growth Senator Rogers helped lead the way in creating two “Opportunity Zones” in Cherokee County with an expected 1000 or more new jobs. • 100% Rating Georgia Chamber of Commerce • Georgia Chamber of Commerce Legislator of the Year

Georgia’s Majority Leader

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• National Federation of Independent Business Defender of Small Business Award • Americans for Prosperity – Legislator of the Year

Education Reform Leader Senator Rogers has committed to making available a worldclass education for every Georgia student. • 3-Time “Golden Peach” Award winner for supporting Digital Public Education • “Friend of Public Education” award winner from the Cobb Association of Educators • Previously Endorsed by the Georgia Association of Educators • Endorsed by Georgia School Superintendent Dr. John Barge

What Others Say About Chip Rogers “I’ve worked with Senator Rogers for over a decade. While some people claim to be conservative, he’s the walking, talking, living, breathing real thing. Plus, he’s a committed problem solver who is unbelievably adept at developing workable solutions that get the job done without chewing up taxpayer dollars in the process.” — Rusty Paul, former Georgia GOP State Chairman “Thanks to the committed leadership of Senator Chip Rogers and support of Governor Deal and House and Senate members, more students in the Peach state have the opportunity to achieve their God-given potential.” — Governor Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida and Chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education “No one under the Gold Dome has been as successful and as vigilant, at getting the changes needed for the property tax appeal process.” — Barbara Payne, Executive Director Fulton County Taxpayers Foundation “If there is one local elected leader that personifies the commitment to liberty and the belief in America like President Reagan, it is Senator Chip Rogers. Cherokee County can be proud to have a leader who stands firm for freedom and our Constitution.” — Pete Castello, former Cherokee County GOP Chairman

Rogers is known as “Georgia’s Conservative Workhorse” having held almost 160 “Town Hall” meetings during the last 10 years, believed to be the most by any elected official in Georgia. Senator Rogers sets the standard for communicating directly with citizens. With a real commitment to our community, Rogers is a Public Address announcer for the South Cherokee Redskins, a coach for local youth basketball, and an active member of First Baptist Woodstock. He teaches more than 20 Boy Scout events a year, and teaches “How a Bill Becomes a Law” at local schools throughout the district. Rogers is an avid supporter of the Woodstock HOPE Center, has served on the board of the Anna Crawford Children’s Center and the Healing Hands Youth Ranch in Waleska. Senator Rogers’ colleagues in the Georgia Senate and around the nation have placed their trust in him. He has twice unanimously been elected Senate Majority Leader. And earlier this year Rogers was elected the first national Chairman of the Majority Leaders Conference, a bi-partisan organization which includes all 99 legislative Majority Leaders from across the country.

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LIBRARY julyEvents Rose Creek July 2, 3 p.m. — Creative Imaginings July 14, 10 a.m. — Master Gardeners: Waterwise Gardenings July 19, 3 p.m. — Finale: Detective Gander: Storyville Detective

Woodstock | Hickory Flat | Rose Creek Woodstock Public Library Family Story Time — Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Hickory Flat Public Library Family Story Times — Tuesdays, 3 p.m. Rose Creek Public Library Family Story Times — Thursday, 3 p.m. Story Themes Week of July 2: “Things That Go Bump in the Night” Week of July 9: “In My Wildest Dreams”

Hickory Flat July 11, 3 p.m. — To the Bat Cave! July 17, 3:30 p.m. — Finale: Detective Gander: Storyville Detective

Woodstock July 15, 3 p.m. — LEGO Club July 19, 11 a.m. — Finale: Detective Gander: Storyville Detective For more information on these events, please visit

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Helping to Create A Better Life For People with Disabilities Julie Bell, Region Director and Taylor Griffis, Employment Specialist of Briggs & Associates have a mission. They are changing the way people perceive individuals with disabilities. How, you might ask? By getting people employed and connected with their communities in Cherokee County. Briggs & Associates, a Roswell, GA based company, was started twenty–five years ago. With funding from the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), Briggs & Associates provides services to individuals all over the state of Georgia. Currently, Cherokee County has funding for individuals with a mental health diagnosis. As individuals are identified, they receive assistance with finding a job that matches their skills, the job coach educates coworkers in regards to the disability, they get on-the-job training by a professional job coach and on-going support for the individual and employer. Briggs & Associates has proven that having a mental health diagnosis is not a life sentence for failure. Besides their main goal of finding employment, Briggs is trying to reduce negative stigma associated with mental health and to educate the public. Mental illness is by no means discriminatory and can affect anyone. Currently, one in four adults is someway affected by mental illness. To the community this means that at the very least, one person you know has had some experience with mental health. Today, Briggs & Associates has assisted more than 3000 individuals with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment. For an individual, employment gives a sense of belonging in their community and creates self-esteem. For business owners, benefits include tax credits, filling high turnover positions, positive business profile for customers and increased morale in their workforce. Briggs & Associates is thankful to have business partners in many industries. They have supported individuals who have thrived and given back to these companies through productivity, loyalty, dependability and an overall positive impact on morale. The following list is a sample of business partners: Emory Healthcare, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Grady Health System, North Fulton Hospital, Atlanta Medical Center, Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta Braves, GA Aquarium, Toys R Us, Bank of America, Suntrust and many more. To submit a referral request and determine if you meet the guidelines for service support, please go to the Briggs & Associates website and complete a referral or contact Taylor Griffis at (404) 693-2025.

Businesses that are interested in more information and in gaining a great employee, please contact Taylor Griffis at (404) 693-2025.

Julie Bell is a retired special education teacher from Sixes Elementary and Northstar in Cherokee County. She has two married sons that live and work in the local community. She is a passionate advocate for people with disabilities in Cherokee County, which led to her career as a Region Director for employment services at Briggs & Associates. Taylor Griffis is a resident of Cherokee County and graduate of Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a concentration in Women’s studies. She is active in her community through her two children and husband. Her knowledge and passion about Mental Health and the lack of service supports; as well as, the damaging social stigma attached to having a mental illness led her to Briggs & Associates. Together they want to and will create awareness about the possibilities for success for individuals that are typically not considered viable candidates for employment. 35

Ingredients GinGer Carrots 1 large carrot, peeled, cut lengthwise and sliced 1/4 in. thick 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger 3 tbsp chicken stock 1 tbsp butter squeeze of lemon salt and pepper

PiCkled onions 2 large onions, cut in half lengthwise, sliced thin equal parts water, sugar and rice wine vinegar (1 cup of each) Peppercorns, fennel seed, crushed red pepper 1/4 c salt

sake Buerre BlanC 1 medium shallot, minced 1 large garlic bulb, minced 1 cup sake 3 tbs unsalted, cold butter, cubed squeeze of lemon salt and pepper

tuna 4-6 oz Yellowfin tuna filet salt and pepper

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Preparation GinGer Carrots Heat oil in pan, saute ginger until fragrant, add carrots cook 3 minutes, salt and pepper, add stock and reduce 2-3 minutes and add butter, lemon, set aside. PiCkled onions Boil all ingredients to dissolve, pour hot liquid over onions ensuring to place plastic wrap over liquid so that the onions are completely submerged, sit at least 24 hours. sake Buerre BlanC saute shallot and garlic until fragrant, add sake, reduce 4-5 minutes. after reduced, place on low heat and slowly add cold butter, low heat, just to melt butter, too much heat will “break” your sauce meaning the fat will separate from everything else and will appear oily, add lemon and salt and pepper. tuna Cook tuna rare to medium rare on grill or pan sear.

Welcome to Goin’ Coastal! Come on in, we’re open for business! My name is Zach kell and i am the chef/owner of Goin’ Coastal in Canton. i hope you enjoy these recipes as much as i do. if you have any questions, please call (770) 479-3737. 37

Shared by the Childcare Experts at The Goddard School Whether via plane, train or car, traveling with little ones can be a stressful and sometimes worrisome task. With many Atlanta families getting ready to take off on their summer vacations, it is essential to know how to keep children entertained and safe while on the road or in the air. To help put parents’ minds at ease, the childcare experts at The Goddard School have supplied their top 10 traveling tips for families with children:

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Plan for an active stretch at a rest stop or a playground – let them walk or toddle for twenty or so minutes before climbing back in the car. For infants, pre-measure formula into bottles and carry a room temperature bottle of water to mix on the go.

If you are traveling by plane, a car seat can double as a feeding chair or nap location. Call ahead for a crib to be added to your hotel room. Bring music, books, stuffed animals and foam shapes that will “stick” to the car seat. In an airplane, bring or purchase headphones for music and rest it on your child’s shoulders instead of over their ears.

Have some active playtime just before leaving and plan for frequent stops. In an airplane, let children walk down the aisle periodically at their own pace.

Airports can be a bustling place – this may be the one time you should check your luggage at the curb. This way, you can focus on your little one’s needs without the hassle of luggage in tow.

Play window games to keep your child entertained – count the trucks, cows or red lights.

Buckle up a toy bin right next to the children so they can help themselves. Having a variety of books, links, stuffed animals and puppets can help keep them from getting bored. Use a laptop desk for drawing with paper and crayons.


If you’re using a hotel babysitter: 1 – Check the sitter’s credentials, including criminal and/or child abuse clearances. 2 – Check the room and the equipment in the room. 3 – Carry your phone and check your phone service when you arrive at your destination.

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5 principles i Hold to for Good Government

I have been guided by a series of principles, and as long as I have worked in public service, I have not wavered from them. They reflect the values of the people I have been elected to represent, and it is important that I share them with you. I examine each bill that comes before me through a filter made up of these principles. The questions I ask myself when presented with a bill are: Does this bill decrease the size of government? On all levels, county, state, and federal, our government has grown too large. Government intrudes into nearly all aspects of our personal and business lives — from dictating what light bulbs we purchase to mandating our healthcare. Government is out-of-control, and it must be reined in. Does it lessen the tax burden for Georgia’s citizens? Our tax rates are excessive. Yet, on all levels, instead of cutting spending during tough economic times, many of our elected officials look for ways to increase taxes. Through bills such as the Georgia Government Accountability Act and the Transparency in Government Spending and Audits bill, I have fought hard to cut the cost of government.

Does the bill seek to promote personal responsibility? We are strong as a state when we are strong as individuals. When our people look to others to take care of them, they, in turn, are weakened. I supported the passage of the drug test to applicants seeking public assistance. Why shouldn’t those who are seeking financial support from Georgia’s taxpayers submit to a drug test when many of our taxpayers supporting them must do so just to get a job? Does the bill seek to ensure liberty and justice for all? Not just for some of Georgia’s citizens but for all of them. Does the bill seek to exercise the proper role of government? I have to ask myself if the measure being proposed in a bill is the proper role of government. Sorry, but providing cell phones to those that can’t afford them is not the proper role of government. I am well known for my conservative voting record reflecting my conservative values. Where I stanD on Important Issues: As a conservative, I work to promote a jobs-friendly business environment in Georgia and in Cherokee County: one that supports local business owners and entrepreneurs. As a conservative, I fight for fiscally responsible legislation by controlling wasteful spending.

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YOGA Begins Now by Jeff Sousa Yoga is often associated with people contorting their body into unusual shapes or extreme flexibility. However, it is a misconception that stretching to attain flexibility is the goal of yoga. Combine that with the Jeff Sousa is a yoga teacher at other, more counter-intuitive Ember Yoga in downtown Woodstock. misconception, that someone cannot do yoga if they are not flexible, and the popularity and enthusiasm of yoga practitioners may seem a bit confusing. In truth, a more accurate insight into the yoga exercises, known as asanas, would be that their goal lies in achieving and sustaining the full range of motion, ability and health of the human body. The yoga poses are designed to explore the extent of the human body’s potential and methodically works to achieve it by breaking down physical and mental limitations. Like anything, if you don’t use it, you lose it. Neglecting any part of the body causes it to shut down and lose mobility and function as we age. Yoga creates strength and flexibility in the correct places and proportion in the body, it works to increase blood flow to nourish the organs and tissues, and it helps to remove toxins from the system. If finding that full physical potential was all there was, that alone might be enough to explain the many men and women who regularly take on the challenge of a traditional yoga practice. However, an interesting thing happens along the way as yoga helps one achieve a strong and healthy body. Yoga practitioners become more grounded and centered as they tune in to the body and mind, greatly reducing the “noise” level. Noise can come from ambient pains or discomfort in the body, from anxiety that manifests through tension or even from chemicals in the body chemistry that are a result of stress or other environmental inputs like toxic foods. There are many sources of discomfort and distraction in modern life. In yoga we believe a sound fully functioning body, creates a healthy happy mind and vice a versa. One of the foundational texts describing the philosophy of yoga is Yoga Sutra’s of Patañjali written around the 2nd century AD. It is a collection of 196 short phrases and the first of these is roughly translated as: “yoga begins now.” The practice of yoga does not care how old you are or what you have done to your physical body thus far. The practice is ready for you to get started and help you achieve your full potential. 40 My Woodstock | july 2012

A DRUG Problem

by Cathy Wendland-Colby, DC

People in our community are sick and dying. Today, thousands of people in our community will start their day by taking blood pressure medication, antidepressants, synthetic hormones, insulin shots; many will send their Dr. Wendland-Colby is a chiropractor children off to school with in private practice with her husband a dose of Ritalin, Adderall at Colby Family Chiropractic on or Concerta, some allergy Highway 92 in Woodstock, specializing in sports and family care. She can be medication and an inhaler for asthma. Never seeing the irony reached at (770) 592-1915 or in teaching our kids to “Say No to Drugs” – while we as a country consume more than half of the world’s prescription drugs. In years gone by, marijuana and alcohol were considered the primary gateway drugs – meaning use of these items would open the door to substance abuse with drugs like cocaine, speed or heroin. Now, prescription drugs are being called the new gateway drugs. Every day 2,500 teenagers will try a painkiller for the first time; most of the time the drugs are stolen from their own parent’s medicine cabinet. Prescription drugs are the drug of choice for 12 and 13 year olds, and they are taking large doses to try to get high. Among all teens, prescription drugs are second only to marijuana as their choice for getting high. Prescription drugs for ADD / ADHD are often shared with friends, sold or stolen by teens looking to get high. Use of several ADD / ADHD drugs has been linked to future substance abuse, with an alarmingly high rate of addiction to cocaine and methamphetamines. If you want to be healthy at 60 years old and not take any medications, you would have to be 1 out of 1,000 people. If you and your spouse want to be healthy at 60 years old, neither of you taking any medications, you would need to be 1 out of 10,000 couples. So if you’re doing what everybody else is doing, guess where you’re headed? Where everybody else is headed, unhealthy, taking drugs, and getting sicker. If your goal is to be healthy and not taking any meds, you must make changes NOW. Your body is a self-healing organism that is capable of producing every chemical and hormone your body needs to control every function. Your nervous system controls and coordinates the function of every cell, tissue and organ in your body. Interference to the nervous system prevents your body continued on page 62

Types of Mouth Guards Second in a series of “Important Reasons For Mouth Guards”

by Jeff Kincaid, DMD, MS Last month I wrote about how prevalent face and mouth related injuries are and how wearing a simple mouth protector can reduce, not just the cost of repair, but also the pain, agony and emotional/ psychological trauma Dr. Jeff Kincaid is a specialist in surrounding having a tooth orthodontics and owner of Kincaid knocked out or fractured. Orthodontics in Woodstock and Broken jaws, lip and cheek Roswell. Visit his Website at lacerations and concussions are also preventable by simply wearing a mouth guard. I discussed that this year alone, about 5 million teeth are projected to be knocked out of U.S. youth while playing sports and that the cost of rehabilitating one tooth can surpass the cost of a mouth guard by 20 times! This month we’ll continue by discussing the various options for a mouth guard. Sports guards and mouth protectors are other names for the same thing: a device worn over your teeth that protects you from a blow to your teeth or face. They typically cover the upper teeth however, if you wear braces or other dental appliances on your lower jaw then the protector may need to cover these as well. No matter what type of mouth guard you choose, it should be resilient, tear resistant and comfortable. The three basic types of guards are: 1. Custom Made Mouth Guards (laminated or vacuum formed): These are individually designed and made in a dental office or professional dental lab. A dental impression is required and the guard is fabricated from the model. Not surprisingly, they are likely to provide the most comfort and best protection yet will be the most expensive. 2. Boil and Bite Mouth Guards: These are a preformed, stock guard that is boiled in water and then formed to the teeth by biting into it. They can be bought at most athletic and sporting goods stores and may offer a better fit than a stock mouth guard. They tend to wear quickly and may need to be replaced often. Care must be taken during the fitting process to avoid a poorly fitting guard. 3. Stock Mouth Guards: These are worn without any preparation to the guard itself and are offered in small, continued on page 62 41

KIDS Have Stress, Too by Jordana Heaven, MD, Shannon Dobson, CPNP, Adriana Rzeznik, MD, Frini Shah, MD, Beverly Acker, MD

As adults we all feel stressed from time to time. “I’m stressed out,” is a common phrase thrown around by most, if not all of us. Our children are no different. They feel stress just like we do, but often lack the mental maturity to handle Jordana Heaven, Shannon Dobson, that stress effectively. What do Adriana Rzeznik, Frini Shah and they stress about, they are just Beverly Acker are all board-certified providers with Woodstock Pediatric kids. A lot! There is so much Medicine. To contact them, please in a child’s world that is out of call (770) 517-0250 their control. Some kids handle this ok, while others do not. These stressors will manifest themselves in your child’s behavior: irritability, uncooperativeness, eating and sleeping changes, moodiness, excessive worry, and school and friend difficulties. So what do parents do? First, acknowledge the fact that as much as you may think your child has it made, they do experience stress. These things may not seem important to you, but to your child they are very real and distressing. Listen to your child and what they have to say. Sometimes that relieves the stress all by itself. Try not to overreact or act on what your child is telling you (unless they are obviously in danger). A relaxed, calm discussion on your part will help your child express their emotions and also help them feel that they can talk to you. Use this discussion as a teaching opportunity. Talk through the situation and offer kid-appropriate choices in how to handle the stressor. For example, if it is an overwhelming task, show your child how to break it into a step-by-step job; even make a list or a chart. “First, pick up the dirty clothes. Next, pick up the toys. Last, make the bed.” If there is a stressful event coming up, talk through the event and what will happen or may happen. Often times, children are afraid of the unknown and we find that they are worried about something that will not or could not happen. Give your child time to prepare for events that may be stressful. Kids do not deal well with “last minute” changes, so try to avoid them when possible. Be your child’s cheerleader and show them how to be their own cheerleader. Do not let them talk about themselves in negative or demeaning ways. Value the effort as well as the achievement and emphasis strengths. Remember, stress is different to each person. Each person reacts to and copes with stressors in their own way. Some kids find clowns fun, some find them scary. Neither reaction is wrong. Take the chance to teach your kid a life skill that we all know they will use every day! 42 My Woodstock | july 2012

ALL IN THE Family by Dr. Monika Yadav

One of the most important things I have learned over the past 10 years of practicing medicine is to never be deceived by looks. It is not a guarantee that if a slim athletic woman comes in for a checkup her labs and blood pressure Dr. Monika S Yadav is a board-certified will bear fruits of her labor. physician in Internal Medicine who Conversely, I have been practices at 684 Sixes Road in Holly amazed to witness a sedentary Springs at Prestige Primary Care ( For overweight man’s cholesterol appointments call (678) 494-9669. panel that reads better than mine. It is still much better to be active and eat your fruit, veggies, and yogurt—but I have realized that genetics plays a huge part in a patient’s longevity. But it is often hazy to know what actually runs in your family mainly because generations before didn’t frequent doctors unless they were deathly ill or people keeping quiet about what they suffer from.

Genetics deal with each individual’s DNA and what they may be susceptible to from passage by generations hundreds of years before. Over the years science has discovered certain disesases that are more common in different ethnic groups— for example, Caucasians are more prone to Alzheimer’s dementia whereas African-Americans are to Sickle Cell Anemia. But there is also the argument that environment plays a dramatic role in the effects of human genetic disease. For example, in the U.S. high blood pressure and diabetes are epidemic mainly due to highly processed caloric foods coupled with “portion distortion.” (I heard this term years ago on CNN to describe how skewed our understanding of what a normal serving size is has become over the years.) The point is that family history plays a bigger part than environment—we still need to exercise and eat healthy foods, and use our minds daily—but we also need not forget the power of our ancestors and what genes they may have passed down to us. I urge people to start talking to family members about what possibly runs in families. If this is difficult, often times simple blood tests can define the issue. For example, last week a tri-athlete came in for mandatory physical for her work. Her employers also required basic labs. To her surprise her bad cholesterol was very elevated. Later we came to find out that continued on page 62 43

Can I go to the dentist?

Overcoming Psychological Barriers to Dentistry by Dr. Scott R. Harden Can I go to the dentist? This would appear an obvious question with an obvious answer for most of us. However, for many people, the answer involves many complex elements of human behavior that is observed in patients every day. Several recent patient experiences prompted this article. Patient #1. Mary came into the office and had fractured her front teeth while eating normally. Mary inquired, “Why did this happen?” Mary had numerous missing back teeth. She only went to the dentist with pain and then had teeth pulled. Her back teeth no longer provided the necessary bite support when she ate, which shifted bite pressure onto her front teeth causing them to fracture badly. Further, over time she began to improperly use her front teeth to chew her food (since she did not have functional back teeth) and this additionally caused her front teeth to break. The real question here was why did Mary have teeth pulled rather than restored? The reasons could be financial, psychological or physical. Mary revealed she had a phobia about undergoing dental care because she gagged when water and dental equipment was in her mouth. Compassion and caring is important for patients and clearly discernable. Explaining how performing small 20 second sessions of drilling could be done, while she held her breath and the dentist counted aloud would help her pace herself and dispense of the anxiety she had always felt at the dentist. This immediately made sense to her and was simple yet powerful for her psychological needs. Understanding her gag reflex explains why she only had teeth pulled in the past rather than restored. She felt genuine relief and was ecstatic about the opportunity to finally restore her teeth back to normal after all the years of suffering and not being able to eat well. Patient #2. William came into the office with many teeth that had very advanced decay. “I have had constant tooth aches off and on for several years. I’ve been busy with work and always looked after my family’s teeth but neglected my own.” A thorough history revealed William had dental anxiety that was prompted from childhood. He feared dental pain at any level. I discussed with him the cause and effect of delaying treatment thus making dental care more serious and actually creating a self-fulfilling prophecy of always having a negative dental experience. A prescription for Valium, nitrous oxide gas, using a massaging dental chair, soft music through headphones, great attention to dental anesthesia numbing his teeth and strong focus on

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the outcome, not the process, gave William the confidence to pursue treatment. This worked very well for William and allowed him to achieve his goals, interrupt a bad cycle of no dental care for long periods and made him feel great about conquering his dental fear.

Dr. Scott Harden is a dentist at Fountain View Family Dentistry and has served the Towne Lake area for over 21 years. He is a Dental Advisor for two nationally renowned dental research companies. Office: (770) 926-0000. Website:

Patient #3. Fear of root canals made Joyce a “basket case” whenever thinking about fixing several teeth she knew were bad and had been diagnosed years ago by previous dentists. “Mom and dad both had root canals years ago and they complained how bad they were, so I would rather just have my bad teeth pulled. However, I know pulling them is bad too so I just didn’t do anything.” I discussed with Joyce how root canals with modern dentistry are nearly always painless. Root canals were explained to be simply rubber type fillings placed down into the roots of the teeth. With Joyce’s permission, several patients called her and shared positive testimonials about recent root canals they had received. This quickly and successfully helped Joyce alleviate her preconceived notion about root canals and substitute that misconception with experiences from random patients that went through them pain free. Mission accomplished. Joyce was on board for dental care and beamed with confidence after completing the root canals and restoring her teeth back to a healthy level. “I don’t feel guilty about my teeth any more and can even come in for cleanings without being embarrassed.” In summary, people go to the dentist to achieve health, avoid or eliminate pain, or to acquire esthetics. The question of this article, Can I Go to the Dentist, focuses more on people with psychological barriers. The simplest step to achieving your dental needs is admitting to yourself your need to go to the dentist and do so regularly to prevent small problems from escalating into big problems. A compassionate dentist can help you resolve barriers and allow you to receive the dental care you need without experiencing the perceived problems that made your dental care impossible. When you ask the question, “Can I Go to the Dentist?” The answer is, “Yes you can.” 45

Infant Oral Care by Vishant Nath, DMD

It’s never too early to begin considering your child’s oral health care. From birth, your baby’s oral health is being determined by a variety of factors. There are some easy guidelines to follow to put your baby on a pathway to good oral health.

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

As soon as your baby’s new teeth erupt from their gums, they are susceptible to cavities. Cavities are caused by an overabundance of the bacteria mutans streptococci (MS) in the mouth. Even before your baby has teeth, these bacteria can be present in their mouth. As a parent, there are two main ways to prevent the cavities from forming.

So the first goal is to prevent the bacteria from entering your baby’s mouth. It may seem like an impossible goal and in some ways it is. It’s inevitable that over time, the bacteria will make it into your baby’s mouth. The goal is to put off this “early colonization” of MS for as long as possible. There are some obvious ways in which the bacteria enter the mouth. Especially as babies grow, their natural curiosities encourage them to seek out situations where they will encounter these bacteria. Something as simple as a dropped pacifier; or other teething toy can present this situation. Forget the “five-second rule.” It’s best to take the necessary measure to clean these items before giving them back to your child. Keeping an extra clean pacifier handy and cleaning their teething toys on a regular basis are simple steps that can help your baby’s oral health care. There is another, less obvious way that the bacteria make their way into your baby’s mouth. If you share a spoon or drink cup with your baby, you are sharing the MS bacteria that are present in your mouth with them. Try to avoid this! You may think that your mouth is perfectly clean, but it isn’t as clean as your baby’s mouth and by sharing your spoon with them, you are sharing these bacteria with them. The second goal is to take great care of your baby’s mouth. Even before they have teeth, you can help create a clean environment by gently wiping the gums with a clean, wet cloth before bedtime. The more you do it, the more your baby will get used to it. Once the primary teeth erupt, wipe them as well. There are a variety of soft, rubbery-bristled baby tooth brushes available that you can begin using to gently brush the baby teeth. Establishing these habits early will put your child on a pathway of a lifetime of great oral health! 46 My Woodstock | july 2012

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My second mortage Is My FIRst Problem. . . Maybe Not

by Archie Speights A few months ago I wrote Archie Speights is a partner at Burns an article detailing the issues & Speights, P.C. Attorneys at Law. He of declining home values, can be reached at (770) 956-1400. and the effects of second mortgages on many homeowner’s financial wellbeing. Home modifications, bankruptcy, and just “walking away” were all options discussed in an effort to relieve mortgage burdens on individuals and families in our community. Specifically Chapter 13 bankruptcy was discussed as a method in which a homeowner could conceivably strip a second mortgage off their home reducing the overall principle owed. Unfortunately this process is lengthy, costly and not necessarily in the best interest of most of the clients we talk to. But, it was the only option in bankruptcy to remove the second and keep your home. Until now. . . The Eleventh Circuit Appeals Court, that controls the law in Georgia bankruptcy courts, recently issued a decision permitting a debtor to potentially remove their second mortgage in Chapter 7 bankruptcy. This is, in a word, huge. There are several advantages to being able to strip a second mortgage in Chapter 7 bankruptcy rather than Chapter 13. First, it’s less expensive. Next, usually a debtor can receive a discharge in Chapter 7 in only a few months while most Chapter 13 payment plans take 3 or 5 years before you receive a discharge. That is a big difference obviously. Additionally a Chapter 7 is designed to allow a debtor to discharge their debt and start fresh, without having to potentially pay back a portion as a Chapter 13 would require. As a debtor’s attorney this sure seems like a win, win, win for my clients. There are some ifs when filing a Chapter 7. The second mortgage can only be “stripped off” if the fair market value of the underlying property is less than the outstanding amount of the first mortgage. There are income test and asset checks that have to be completed before a decision can be made as to whether someone qualifies for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. But, for those who do qualify, and if they are considering filing a bankruptcy, now may be the most opportune time. This decision by the 11th Circuit may eventually be overturned by a higher court, and inevitably home prices will rise in the future, either would eliminate the potential to remove the second mortgage in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy and provide homeowners with a boon to both their home equity and financial budget. 48 My Woodstock | july 2012

Don’t forget The Electrical

by Dan Jape Most people know the importance of having their home’s heating and cooling systems checked twice a year to make sure all is operating at peak efficiency and is in good operating order. But an area most people forget about having checked annually is their Dan Jape is the owner of Reliable Heating and Air. You may contact him electrical system and panel; it at (770) 594-9096 or visit him online is ironic, as a malfunction in at this area can be catastrophic. Electrical systems need to be checked regularly to make sure there is no excessive heat buildup or loose connections that could cause a problem. When a home or business is first constructed, all the electrical connections are tightened down to make sure there is no resistance to cause excessive heat. After a few years, these

connections loosen as the copper is compressed. When they loosen, heat starts to build, causing a potential breaker trip, or worse, an electrical fire. Years ago, when my son was 3 or 4 years-old, he would tell me about a yellow and orange “monster” that would “glow” in his room at night, it lived behind his bed. I laughed this story off until one night I went into his room to tuck him in and saw the yellow/orange “monster” for myself. The wire to a receptacle behind his bed had become loose over the years and the orange glow was the red hot wire, like the burner on an electric stove. We were just hours from our home burning to the ground due to a faulty connection in a plug. The next day I replaced every receptacle and switch in that house. This problem did not manifest itself all the time and a simple electrical inspection would have caught this before it burnt our wall joist. The main electrical panel is also a device that needs to be checked along with every branch circuit and breaker. Many times you will find problems with the metal bar that attaches the breaker to the panel; these busbar issues will generate heat causing potential problems. Breakers will get old, weak or mushy causing a trip or heat buildup and they simply need continued on page 62 49

CLEANING with Gemma Get the Kids Involved

by Gemma Beylouny Oh my, hot and humid. Kids are bored. They need activities to release all those energies. Well, how about cleaning? The kids are home, they can help with the cleaning and organizing their bedrooms, playrooms or even the garage. Gemma Beylouny is the owner of Rejoice Cleaning does not have to Maids Service. She lives in Woodstock be boring. Turning a chore with her husband George and their to a fun filled day activity children. You may contact her at (678) 905-3476,, is something that we can or visit her online incorporate into their summer schedule. Involving them in organizing and cleaning their bedrooms in a fun way can be a good bonding time. With lots of imagination, you can turn this day into an enjoyable and exciting event. But preparation is crucial so that the children will see this day as special day. You will need to purchase clear containers for the stuff you want to keep for your kids, and bags for discharge items. Some in-expensive fashion accessories and old cosmetics that you do not need or like in your closet can be used to make this day cheerful. A camera is a must for pictures. Colorful snacks like cookies and fruits for hungry kids/models after the event will also be appreciated by the participant. And don’t forget the music, activities are more enjoyable with music. Days before the fashion cleaning; build a momentum of excitement. Show them a fashion magazine for children. That way, they can imagine themselves posing like the models in the magazine. Take out, and organize the clothes from the children’s drawers and closets. Do the same with the toys. Explain the purpose of the discharge pile that they are going to see after the fashion show. Tell them about the charities like the MUST Ministries where the unfortunate children shop for free used clothing. You never know, a MUST Ministries tour may come in handy someday. Encourage the children to help you clean, make their beds, and organize their rooms as it’s going to be used in the pictorial. Day of the event, get the models ready. Brush their hair, put on a little make-up, use their toys, beds and cabinets as fashion accessories, and the use hair brush as a microphone. Start with a drum roll, announce each child’s name with gusto. Have them take turns trying on clothes while you take pictures. Remind them if the clothes are too small and snug it goes to continued on page 62 50 My Woodstock | july 2012


This month we put out the call on Facebook for our fans to challenge us with their trickiest hair mysteries and dilemmas! Here’s what you asked and how the style team at Jyl Craven Hair Design answered: Stacy S.: The texture on the right side of my hair is different from the left. It doesn’t curl or grow as well. This drives me crazy! What can I do?

effect rather than a hard line where your roots show, and will buy you some time between color sessions. As for the tangles, you should purchase an oil shine elixir to smooth things out. Regular trims will also keep the mane manageable! Wendi G.: My hair is coarse and curly. It tangles easily and I hate the frizz! Jyl Craven of Jyl Craven Hair Design of Canton. For information you may contact the salon at (770) 345-9411 or visit

Jyl Craven Style Team: Believe us, we know. In a world that values symmetry in style, uneven hair can be a daily drama. To even out your hair you should consider a texturizing treatment. This is a mild processing treatment that will allow you to change the texture of your hair either to have more wave or to be more smooth, depending on which side of your hair you like better! Erica B.: My hair is super long, naturally straight and of medium thickness, but it grows like it’s on steroids! My issue is that I’m bottle blonde and my roots show within a couple of days of dying. On top of that, my long hair tangles easily! What can I do? Jyl Craven Style Team: We recommend that you consider highlights and lowlights. This will create more of a blending

Jyl Craven Style Team: One of the best ways to tame coarse, frizzy hair is with a Keratin Smoothing Treatment, which can be found at your local professional salon. Depending on the service, the results can last anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months, and leave your hair smoother, silkier and much more manageable. Kendra C.: My hair grows so slow! I want it longer! Jyl Craven Style Team: Biotin supplements (AKA Vitamin H) or prenatal vitamins have actually been found to assist in the hair growth process. If you’re after more immediate results, hair extensions can add length as well as thickness. Hair extensions can also be colored to match any existing or new color patterns you may be looking to achieve! They’re a great solution for a completely new look right away. Have a hairstyle dilemma? Feel free to pose your challenge to us on our Facebook page at or on Twitter @ JylCravenHair. 51

A BIG Rock

Sometimes my neighbors compliment me on having a nice looking yard. I take no credit whatsoever. For ten years now, Duffy (a.k.a. John Hoopingarner, with Between-the-Pines Landscaping) has been mowing my lawn. And Ann has been doing the rest.

Ann regularly shares with me reports on her landscaping activities. She includes not only the details of her mulching, pruning and digging, but also the Latin names for plants I have never heard of. I always nod my head politely. Since she’s the one doing all the work, I figure it’s the least I can do. This week’s news flash involved a Big Rock. Now, this Rock was minding its own business, buried in the ground between my neighbor’s backyard and mine, half covered with leaves and just barely sticking its nose into the air. My son Joseph stumbled upon it when he was playing in the woods and had the bright idea of digging it up. He discovered it was quite large, and, knowing his mother’s interest in all things obscure and natural, alerted her to his discovery. Ann proceeded to investigate. Spending

by Dr. Mike Litrel, MD

Saturday morning. My aid. Manual labor.

Now, I’ve been married twenty years. I knew I really didn’t have a choice. But as I was stewing and finishing my coffee, I was also still trying to figure a way out of it. Just as I began to consider grounding Joseph for this discovery in the first place, I remembered the one thing I ever learned about big rocks…

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

A time management specialist was giving a demonstration. Into a large glass jar he placed a bunch of big rocks. He asked the audience how many of them thought the jar was full. Most raised their hands. Then he poured a bunch of pebbles into the jar, which filled the space between the rocks. time with your Again, most watching considered the spouse is a big, big rock. It jar full. Then he poured in a bunch doesn’t matter so much what of sand and again most thought it full. you do together – it’s the Then he filled the jar with water.

It turns out this was no ordinary Rock. No, this was apparently a very attractive rock – a specimen of together part that counts. quartz, flecked with mica and other such minerals. Such a prize Rock He asked the class what the lesson of should not remain underground. the demonstration was. One person No. A Rock like this should be dug up, heaved out of its hole, raised their hand and said, “no matter how busy you are, you and moved a hundred feet over into a prominent place in my can always fit in more.” backyard so we could all enjoy looking at it. No, that wasn’t it. The point of the demonstration was this: Mind you, I missed all the excitement because I was at work. Put your big rocks in first. Do what is most important in your Each evening I returned home to hear about the progress of life to get the most out of it. Ann’s rock excavation and moving operation. Juicy details So I got off my chair to help Ann. included how many shovels and 2”x 4” levers she had employed, what material makes the best ramps, and I was hopeful the size of the rock had been exaggerated. Nope, speculations about which section of the garden path would it was a big rock alright – two hundred pounds, easy. I spent be best enhanced by this gem. Ann was clearly enjoying the the next half hour struggling to move it wherever Ann pointed. challenge. She even went so far as to compare her efforts I was sore and grimy by the time the rock was correctly with those of the Egyptians, building the Pyramid without positioned. But in the end Ann giggled happily, cleverly oohed power tools. and ahhed over my biceps, and gave me a big hug.

I didn’t offer to help. My philosophy about yard work is that it’s best to let sleeping rocks lie. Unfortunately, the Rock eventually proved to be too much of a challenge even for Ann. So it happened that when Saturday morning rolled around, just as I was settling down to read the morning paper, Ann requested my aid and manual labor in moving the Rock. 52 My Woodstock | july 2012

Spending time with your spouse is a big, big rock. It doesn’t matter so much what you do together – it’s the together part that counts. But just for good measure, I instructed my boys to keep future discoveries of hidden boulders to themselves. 53

Unwrapping Miracles Part 2

by Laurie Troublefield We left off last month with the miracle of Lazarus being raised from the dead and the spectators staring in awe and wonder at the man before them wrapped in grave clothes. I made the statement that the main reason Jesus Laurie Troublefield is the director of came was so that we could all training with Grace Connections. experience LIFE in the midst You may contact her at of life. And there’s Lazarus, alive from physical death, but still “wrapped” in the reminder of it. And Jesus tells the people around him, “You unwrap him.” When we come into relationship with Jesus so many miraculous things happen (and so many of them none of us have ever been told or understood were such). First of all, we experience the miracle of being made new through a process of death (Galatians 2:20) and then being raised from the dead (Romans 6:3-8). This is salvation. It’s not so much about a destination (Heaven or Hell) as some would make it, but about LIFE or death. Jesus came to give us LIFE, His LIFE, and that we might experience that LIFE in the midst of this life. One is true reality, the other is just where we live it out. As we look at this story of Lazarus, we see this miracle in the context of what we experience. We are ALIVE but we are often covered in the remnants of death (lies we believed before we came to LIFE). And those grave clothes often feel much more real than the newness we’ve been given. And so we enter the process of being “unwrapped.” Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 3:16-18: “But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” The process of transformation is the journey of LIFE in the midst of life. And we see here that it’s full of glory! The intent of everything evil is to convince us we don’t need this miraculous transformation or that it’s not for us, just those who are really spiritual (have long quiet times, go on silent retreats, pray for hours every day, etc.) and therefore up to us. This is just pure deception. There is no condition to our transformation — it’s a promised reality for those who are IN Christ. “And we all…are being transformed…” there is no “if” in that sentence it’s a done deal. continued on page 62 54 My Woodstock | july 2012


by Herb Sims

Sometimes when you attempt to describe a miracle with written words, well, it’s a challenge. If you understand the following then it is because of the Holy Spirit, not my ability. I hope these words speak of a wonderful mystery that stands apart from our best attempts to manage life. That mystery is Christ in you.

Herb Sims is the pastor of Gracelife Church. You may contact him at (404) 509-3397.

There is a demand within us that speaks of love. It shouts love to us despite the fact that morality (right and wrong) has taught us to manage “experiences” by a set of delicately balanced values that function outside of love. These principles contain just enough good to offset the inherent bad that is always presenting itself in our perceptions. This takes the form of our own personal morality and as a result, our own personal condemnation of us or others. The fuel behind all of the morality debates in our heads may appear to be true good versus true evil, but in reality it is merely a conflict of degree on the graph of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory. Colossians 3:1-4 So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Colossians 3:12-14 If we insist upon viewing reality as it truly is in the living Christ, we might just discover what our hearts already know, love has replaced morality. For truth outside of appearance or deception is a place where the reality of the resurrected life of Christ, the Son of God, is the only thing that is real in all of eternity. He is the One who has proclaimed Life to all. It frees us from the personalized condemnation that drives us to focus on sin (ours and others) under the name of morality. His Life is a confrontation with morality. Love is a confrontation with our being right. Did I just say that? What if I’m wrong? continued on page 62 55



Calvary Baptist 137 Hightower Road, (770) 887-6982 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Cherokee Baptist Church 7770 Hickory Flat Highway, (770) 720-3399 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Community Baptist Church 152 Rolling Hills Ave., Canton Sunday Service: 1:30 p.m.

Cross Roads Community Church 2317 Bascomb Carmel Road, (770) 592-7007 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Catholic Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church

Cherokee Presbyterian Church, PCA

2941 Sam Nelson Road, (770) 479-8923 Sunday Services: 8, 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. (Español)

1498 Johnson Brady Road, (770) 704-9594 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

St. Michael the Archangel

Heritage Presbyterian Church

490 Arnold Mill Road, (770) 516-0009 Sunday Services: 7:30, 9, 11 a.m., 12:45, 2:30 p.m. (Español)

5323 Bells Ferry Rd Northwest, Acworth (770) 926-3558 Sunday Services: 8:45, 11:10 a.m.

Transfiguration Catholic Church

Geneva Orthodox Presbyterian Church

1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta, (770) 977-1442 Sunday Services: 8, 10 a.m., 12, 2 (Español) & 6 p.m.

471 Arnold Mill Road, (770) 833-3797 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.

Christ The Redeemer

Woodstock Presbyterian Church

6488 Hickory Flat Highway, (404) 395-5003

345 Arnold Mill Road, (770) 926-0074 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Faith Community Church 659 Arnold Mill Road, (770) 516-1996 Sunday Services: 8 & 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

First Baptist Church of Woodstock

Episcopal Methodist Episcopal Church of the Annunciation

11905 Highway 92, (770) 926-4428 Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.

1673 Jamerson Road, (770) 928-7916 Sunday Services: 8:30, 10 a.m.

Mt. Olive Baptist Church

Saint Clement’s Episcopal Church

131 Mill Street, (770) 928-1334

Mount Zion Baptist Church 4096 E. Cherokee Drive, (770) 479-3324 Sunday Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

2795 Ridge Road, Canton, (770) 345-6722 Sunday Services: 8, 9, 11 a.m.


Mountain View Baptist Church

Chabad Jewish Center

8991 E. Cherokee Drive, (770) 880-0871 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

4255 Wade Green Rd. NW, Ste. 120 (678) 460-7702

New Home Baptist Church

Congregation Ner Tamid

Conner of Hwy. 92 & Wiley Bridge Rd. Woodstock

Reform Jewish Congregation, (678) 264-8575 Contact us for High Holiday Service times and dates

New Victoria Baptist Church 6659 Bells Ferry Road, (770) 926-8448 Sunday Service: 10:50 a.m.

South Cherokee Baptist Church 7504 Highway 92, (770) 926-0422

Stonecrest Baptist Church 485 Arnold Mill Road, (770) 926-8820 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Toonigh Baptist Church 4999 Old Highway 5, Lebanon, (770) 928-2491 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Welcome All Baptist Church

Tikvah l’Chaim - Hope for Life Messianic Congregation 4206 North Arnold Mill Road, (678) 936-4125 Shabbat Service: 11 a.m. Call for Details Concerning High Holy Days

Lutheran Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, ELCA 1208 Rose Creek Drive, (770) 924-7286 Sunday Services: 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m.

Timothy Lutheran Church, LC-MS 556 Arnold Mill Road, (770) 928-2812

545 Stell Road, (770) 928-0555

Bascomb United Methodist Church 2295 Bascomb Carmel Road, (770) 926-9755 Sunday Services: 9 & 11 a.m.

Big Springs United Methodist Church 2066 Sugar Pike Road, (770) 475-1796 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

CITY ON A HILL 7745 Main Street, (678) 445-3480 Saturday Service: 6:30 p.m. Sunday Services: 9:35 & 11:15 a.m.

Hickory Flat UMC 4056 East Cherokee Dr., 770-345-5969 Sunday Service: 9:20 a.m.

Hillside United Methodist Chruch 4474 Towne Lake Parkway, (770) 924-4777 Sunday Services: 8:25, 9:25 & 11 a.m.

Liberty Hill Church At The Mill, 141 Railroad St., Canton (678) 493-8920 Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11 a.m.

Little River United Methodist Church 12455 Highway 92, (770) 926-2495 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

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

Orthodox St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church 2263 E. Cherokee Dr., (770) 485-0504 Sunday Service: 10 a.m.

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2300 Jamerson Road, (770) 928-0050 Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11 a.m.

Woodstock United Methodist Church 109 Towne Lake Parkway, (770) 516-0371 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Other Churches Allen Temple, AME Church 232 Arnold Mill Road, (770) 926-6348 Sunday Services: 8 & 11 a.m.

Allpoints Community Church 6488 Hickory Flat Highway, (678) 493-3430 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

Empowerment Tabernacle Christian Church

Sunnyside Church of God

507 Industrial Drive, (770) 928-7478 Sunday Service: 10 a.m.

2510 E. Cherokee Drive, (770) 693-1018 Sunday Service: 11:15 a.m.

Grace Life Church

Towne Lake Community Church

655 Molly Lane, Suite 140,(404) 509-3397 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

132 N. Medical Parkway, (678) 445-8766 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

Greater Bethel Community Church

Watermarke Church

211 Arnold Mill Road, (770) 592-9900

6718 Bells Ferry Road, (770) 592-2956 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Hickory Flat Church of God

Meeting at Cherokee Charter Academy 2126 Sixes Road, Canton (770) 928-8235 Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11:15 a.m.

947 Bailey Road, (678) 691-9165 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Woodstock Christian Church

Branches of Christ

His Hands Church

Bells Ferry Church of God

5946 Jacobs Road, (770) 917-4964 Sunday Service: 10 a.m.

BridgePointe Church Meeting at Woodstock High School Auditorium 2000 Towne Lake Hills South Drive, (770) 517-2977 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

Cherokee Seventh Day Adventist 101 Rope Mill Road, (770) 591-7304 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. www.

Christ the King Church of Greater Atlanta 6464 Highway 92, (770) 924-9161

Church at North Gate 9876 Main Street, (678) 494-2193 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

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.

Church of the Messiah 415 Charles Cox Drive, (770) 479-5280 Sunday Service: 10 a.m.

Cornerstone Community Church 503 Hickory Ridge Trail, Suite 160 Sunday Service: 11 a.m.

Covenant Christian Center Worship Annex 330 Adam Jenkins Memorial Drive, (770) 345-0307 Sunday Service: 10 a.m.

Covenant of Peace Ministries 604 Industrial Court, (770) 821-8972 Sunday Service: 12 p.m.

Dayspring Church 6835 Victory Drive, (770) 516-5733 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

550 Molly Lane, (770) 405-2500 Party on Sunday: 10 a.m.

The Lighthouse Church 18271 Union Hill Road, (770) 664-3644

Love Community Church 5598 Bells Ferry Road Acworth, (404) 663-1828 Sunday Service: 10 a.m.

Momentum Church 110 Londonderry Court, Suite 130, (678) 384-4919 Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11:15 a.m.

7700 Highway 92, (770) 926-8238 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

Woodstock Church of Christ 219 Rope Mill Road, (770) 926-8838 Servico En Espanol Domingo, (770) 926-8271 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

Woodstock Church of the Nazarene 874 Arnold Mill Road, (770) 776-9296 Sunday Service: 10:45 a.m.

Woodstock Community Church 237 Rope Mill Road, (770) 926-8990 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

Morning Star Church 1006 Owens Store Road, Canton, (678) 794-7486 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. www.morningstar

Mt Paran North Canton Campus Meets at Sequoyah High School, 4485 Hickory Rd. (678) 285-3288 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.

Northern Hills Church of Christ 110 Londonderry Court, Suite 130 (678) 384-4919 Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11:15 a.m.

Resurrection Anglican Church 231 Arnold Mill Road, Suite 400 (770) 591-0040 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. www.resurrection

Revolution Church 1130 Bluffs Parkway, (770) 345-2737 Sunday Services: 8:15, 9:45 and 11:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m. 57


Business Organizations

Cherokee Fellowship of Christian Athletes

American Business Women’s Association

Contact: Bill Queen, (404) 441-3508, Website:

Meeting: Contact:

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:

Feed My Lambs, Inc.

Cherokee Area Business Connection

Contact: (770) 795-9349 Website:

Meeting: Contact:

Genesis Adoptions

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 Website:

Cherokee Toastmasters Meeting: Contact:

Every Wednesday at noon (678) 361-3553

Contact: (770) 517-0043 Website:

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Contact: (404) 862-6180, Website:

Green Pets America Humane Society Contact: (770) 712-4077 Website:

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:

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

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

Meeting: Contact:

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: events/edryden

Contact: (770) 345-1024 Website:

Sons of the American Legion

The Hope Center

Meeting: Contact:

Third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Charles Tucker, (678) 643-0794

Main Street Woodstock

Contact: (770) 924-0864 Website:

South Cherokee Optimist Club

Meeting: First Friday at 8 a.m. Website:

Hospice Advantage

Meeting: Every Friday at 7:30 a.m. Contact: (770) 926-3522

North Georgia Referral Network

Contact: (770) 218-1997 Website:

Towne Lake Optimist Club

Meeting: Contact:


Together We Rise

Contact: (404) 992-8155 Website:

Meeting: Every Wednesdays at Eagle Watch Club House Contact: Matt Halloran, (770) 516-7497 Website:

Meeting: Contact:

Pet Buddies Food Pantry

Woodstock Jaycees

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:

Meeting: Contact:

Meeting: Contact:

MUST Ministries

Woodstock Masons

First and third Wednesdays (770) 928-2700

Woodstock Community Business Association Meeting: Second Monday at noon Contact:

Charitable Organizations Cherokee Child Advocacy Council Contact: Mary Migliaro, (770) 345-8100 Website:

Cherokee County Family Child Care Association Contact:

Contact: Kim Loesing, (770) 479-5397 Website:

Papa’s Pantry Contact: Lynne Saunders, (770) 591-4730 Website:

Woodstock Midday Optimist Club Meeting: Contact:

Contact: Chad Arp, (678) 493-4343 Website:

Volunteer Aging Council of Cherokee County Contact: (678) 269-6677 Website:

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

Civic Organizations

Cherokee County Humane Society Contact: (770) 928-5115 Website:

AARP Woodstock Chapter

Cherokee County Special Olympics

Meeting: Contact:

Meeting: Contact:

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:

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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

(770) 926-8055

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:

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:

Republican Women of Cherokee County Headquarters: 9910 Hwy 92 Contact: (404) 747-3353, (678) 520-2236 Website:

Recreation & Hobbies Allatoona Gold Panners Contact:

North Atlanta Soccer Association Contact: Michele Fox, (770) 926-4175 Website:

North Cobb Bass Club Contact: 770-820-3945 Website:

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:

Rob Kelly, (770) 516-7044

Support Organizations

Meeting: Second Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Contact: Madeline Hall, (678) 754-8482,

Adoption/Infertility Support Group

Blue Skies Laughter Club

Meeting: Contact:

Cherokee Amateur Radio Society Meeting: Second Saturday at 10 a.m. Contact: Jim Millsap, (770) 928-8590 Website:

Cherokee County Arts Center Meeting: Fourth Friday at 10 a.m. Contact: (770) 704-6244 Website:

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:

Cherokee Fencing Club Meeting: Beginners, Wednesday at 5 p.m. Club, Wednesday at 6 p.m. Contact: Andy McCann, (678) 494-9750 Website:

Cherokee MOTS (Mom’s of Tots) Contact: (770) 272-5388 Website:

Cherokee Music Teachers Association Contact: Linda Lokey, (770) 720-1701 Website:

Cherokee Outdoor YMCA Contact:

(770) 591-5820

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,

CASA for Children, Inc. Contact: Deidre Hollands, (770) 345-3274 Website:

Celebrate Recovery Meeting: Fridays at 6 p.m. Contact: Debbie Anthros, (770) 331-6685

Cherokee Autism Spectrum Support Group Contact:

Heidi, Renee,

Foothills Running Club

Diabetes Support Group

Les Marmitons Meeting: Contact:

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:

Jewish Havurah Contact:

Marcia, (770) 345-8687

La Leche League of South Cherokee Meeting: Contact:

First Tuesday at 10 a.m. Marguerite, (770) 926-2791

Contact: Melissa, (770) 516-1078 Website:

MOMS Club Woodstock — 30188 Contact:

Mothers & More Meeting: First and third Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Contact: Michelle Wise, (770) 720-8834 Website:

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:

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

Meeting: First Monday at 7 p.m. 24-hour information line: (770) 517-3043

Depression and Bipolar Support Group

John McCusker, (770) 924-9504

Second and fourth Thurs. at 7 a.m. Randall Hill, (770) 516-5887

C.H.O.O.S.E. of Woodstock

Meeting: Sundays at 10 a.m. Contact: Dr. Daniel C. Batchelor, (770) 992-2362 Website:


Meeting: Contact:

Miracle Mothers

Arts Alliance of Georgia, Inc.

Meeting: Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Contact: Craig Whitley, (404) 520-0221 Website:

Fellowship of Companies for Christ International

Meeting: Contact:

Meeting: Contact:

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 59


Juvenile Court:

United States Government

President Barack Obama (D)

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

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

Senator Saxby Chambliss (R)

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

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

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

Rep. Tom Price (R), District 6

Rep. John Linder (R), District 7

Court of Clerks: Patty Baker

(678) 493-6511

Board of Commissioners 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton, GA 30114

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

Buzz Ahrens (R), Chair

(678) 493-6511


(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

State Government

Governor Nathan Deal (R)

(770) 345-6256


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

203 State Capitol Atlanta, GA 30334 Website:

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:

(770) 516-1444

e-mail: (404) 656-7127 fax: (404) 463-1381

304-B Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail:

State Rep. Charlice Byrd (R) (D-20)

(404) 656-0298 fax: (404) 463-2793

608 Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail:

Rick Steiner (R), Post 5

(770) 704-4398, x4370


Rob Usher, Post 6

(770) 928-0341


Kim Cochran (R), Post 7

(678) 983-9644


State Rep. Calvin Hill (R) (D-21)

613 Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail:

(404) 656-0129 fax: (404) 463-7778

Other Cherokee County Schools System

State Rep. Sean Jerguson (R) (D-22)

(404) 656-0287

607 Coverdell Legislative Office Building Atlanta, GA 30334 e-mail:

Superintendent, Dr. Frank Petruzielo 110 Academy Street, Canton, GA 30114 e-mail: Website:

Cherokee County Coroner: Earl W. Darby


(770) 479-1871 fax: (770) 479-1236

(404) 362-1600

480 Main Street, Canton, GA 30114

Cherokee County Sheriff’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

(404) 462-4950


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)

(678) 493-6431

Probate Court: Judge Keith Wood (R)

(678) 493-6160

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(678) 493-6250 (678) 493-6280

Harry Johnston (R), Post 1

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

90 North Street, Suite 360 Canton, GA 30114-2724 Website:

(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: Website:

Cherokee County Tax Commissioner: Sonya Little, R

(678) 493-6409

2780 Marietta Hwy, Canton, GA 30114 email:

City of Woodstock Mayor Donnie Henriques

(770) 592-6000, x1003


P.O. Box 4998

3605 Marietta Hwy, Canton

The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta

Kauffman Tire

Wireless Communications

I-575 New Rope Mill Interchange Shopping Center

3700 Marietta Highway Canton (678) 880-0015 Automotive Service & Tires

4504 Holly Springs Pkwy., Suite 102B Canton (770) 635-2039 Wireless Communications

White Board Promotions

City of Waleska Splash Pad

Cartersville Jewelry Exchange

246 Edinburgh Lane Woodstock (770) 298-7714 Promotional Products

Cline Park on Bartow Street Waleska (770) 479-2912 Government — City

1552 Riverstone Pkwy., Suite 170 Canton (770) 720-1867 Jewelry Stores



2012 BLASTT Workshops

Help your city win the Mayor’s Recycling Challenge

Presented by Reinhardt University

August 8, 11:30 a.m. — 2 p.m.

(Lunch is provided)

Speaker: Drew Tonsmeire, KSU Small Bus. Dev. Center Cost: $50 for Members; $75 for Future Members The next Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce B.L.A.S.T.T. Workshop focuses on how Google tools can help reach more customers, assist you in understanding what customers are searching for, and how you can operate more efficiently. The workshop will cover online marketing best practices including how to: claim your business on Google Maps and create a Google Place Page, reach the right audience using Google AdWords and boost your ad performance by choosing the right keywords as well as writing compelling ads, using Google Analytics to track online trac and optimize your website.

Living GREEN! Working GREEN! Thinking GREEN! During the month of July, the cities of Ball Ground, Nelson, Waleska, Holly Springs and Canton will compete to see who can collect the most household recycling. Bring your recyclables to the bin located at your City Hall or behind the Fire Department off Hickory Road for Holly Springs.

Contact Amy at (770) 345-0400 or to register. 61


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outcomes for those programs intended to protect. A report last year found those on Medicaid in some states actually fared worse than those without any insurance at all.  Common sense solutions that provide more choices for patients and create more competition to bring down prices do not require new bureaucrats in Washington.  States are well equipped to meet these goals without forcing through thousands of pages of legislation.  Increasing competition between providers, extending individuals the same tax benefits to purchase health insurance as their employers, providing support for those suffering from pre-existing conditions, and giving states flexibility in administering Medicaid would all serve to help control costs while increasing access. The policy ideas have long been here, what has been missing is the political will. 

Types of Mouth Guards

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medium, and large sizes and can be purchased in most any sports department. They often don’t fit well and may make speaking and breathing difficult.

Mouth guards should ideally be replaced after each season as they wear down over time and become less effective. Replacement is especially important for adolescents because their mouths continue to grow and teeth continue to develop and erupt. Athletes who play several sports will therefore need new guards made every few months. Sounds expensive? Re-read last month’s column or pay me to restore your teeth after an accident and then compare! Go Dawgs!

From The Pastor

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Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law. For this, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. Romans 13:8-10

Don’t Forget The Electrical

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to be replaced. There are a number of brands of older main panels that have been recalled as unsafe and these need to be replaced with a new modern load center to prevent any issues. One of the most common mistakes is a “piggy back” connection where a wire is added to a breaker in an otherwise 62 My Woodstock | july 2012

full panel. This is extremely dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. Annual inspections of the plumbing, heating and cooling system, as well as the electrical systems are always a good idea and can help prevent costly issues in the future.

A Drug Problem

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from functioning at its optimal levels. Chiropractors work to remove this interference and allow your body’s inborn or innate intelligence to function properly. The body needs no help, just no interference. Going to a chiropractor over a lifetime will reduce the amount of drugs a person takes by 84%. In our office, there are children who have been adjusted since birth, have never had ear infections, and who have never taken any drugs of any kind. Have your family checked today and find out if chiropractic is right for your family.

Cleaning: Get the Kids Involved

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to the discharge pile, the same with the toys; ask them to discharge toys they have outgrown. This day may take hours, but as long as they are having fun, the hours will go fast. Do the same in the playroom. Remember, have a great time with the kids — this day will be forever remembered. As for the garage that may be save for another time. Perhaps a bonding cleaning day with Dad!

Unwrapping Miracles

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And the amazing part is we get to participate in what Jesus is about in that process. We get to be “unwrappers” as He leads us together in the journey (and this just may be a big part of that “glory” thing). We’ll talk more about this privilege next time. But, for now, meditate on this — you were made for LIFE and He is faithful to complete the work He began, no if’s or maybes about it! (Philippians 1:6).

All In The Family

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she had a couple uncles suddenly die of heart attacks at young ages. I immediately started her on medication—this hurt me more than the patient because I usually opt for lifestyle modification before pills—but in some cases the hereditary aspect far outweighs a common protocol. So the Bottom Line is: Don’t ignore your family history! And although sometimes we work hard to change an outcome when the genetic cards are not in our favor, it is wise to have regular check-ups and labs to discover certain elements that are not in our control. 63



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