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LIFESTYLE LETTER

AUGUST 2018 PUBLISHER

Jim Newman | jnewman@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Sue Collins | scollins@lifestylepubs.com MARKET SUPPORT MANAGER

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Hello friends, DON’T JUDGE ME. I don’t like cats. They are moody, bossy and aren’t always thoughtful when it comes to choosing the best spot to leave their mark.

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

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Jenny Kepano | jenny.kepano@lifestylepubs.com Grisel Shtaida | grisel.shtaida@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Melissa Brown, Maria Smith, Rhiannon

But, we have three at our house since everyone else loves cats. And, we’ve always had a cat, adopting them from friends and shelters. Johnny (named after the Die Hard hero) is aloof and knocks things over whenever he feels like eating. Tommy (Capt. Thomas J. Peppercorn III) is a gorgeous ginger tabby who catches varmints and brings them in for appreciation. Tanque (short for Tanqueray) was on our porch when we moved in. After we chased down his owner via the cat’s implanted chip, we knew he was here to stay when the owner reported, “Oh, that cat died.” Tanque is, perhaps, a ghost.  But, no matter how many times I vacuum the cat hair off the furniture for the last time, get up in the middle of the night to let in a meowing brat or Google, “how to get rid of

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Christy Lee, Maria Smith

CORPORATE TEAM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER CHIEF SALES OFFICER CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DIRECTOR OF MARKETING ART DIRECTOR OPERATIONS DIRECTOR EDITORIAL MANAGER EDITORIAL AD MANAGER AD COORDINATORS

cat urine stench,” I can’t seem to live without cats. They bring joy to my husband and kids. They provide hours of Instagram footage. They complete our family. LAYOUT DESIGNERS

For this issue, we are all about kids and pets. Enjoy our feature about the creative fundraisers happening this fall at the many private schools in our neighborhood. If your kids go to a different school, that’s good news for me! Please become my reporter and send me event and school news throughout the year. We want to cover all the good things happening with all our students.

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Steven Schowengerdt Matthew Perry DeLand Shore Brad Broockerd Sara Minor Janeane Thompson Nicolette Martin Victoria Perry Kate Baxendale Chad Jensen Cyndi Harrington Alicia Huff Adella Wrisinger Jessica Soetaert Cyndi King Dana Rudolph Emily Stout Hailey Stepanek Carli DiMarco Melanie Carlisle Randa Makeen Michael O’Connell Annie Chan Harshith Potu

Go pet your dog or cat and hug a child in your family and let them know they are important. I guess I'll do the same... ON THE COVER How would you caption this

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WHEN YOU PROVIDE OUTSTANDING CARE, IT REALLY ATTRACTS A CROWD.

Northside Hospital continues to attract more top doctors and advance our technology. And that makes all the difference for patients. We’re growing throughout Georgia and offering our high level of care to more people. When you take better care of your physicians and staff, they can take better care of patients.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE AUGUST 2018

FEATURES 16 Kids and Pets Rule Best places near Alpharetta for the whole family (including pets)!

22 Best Friends Meet Tammy Gazafy.

36 Page Turners Books for and about our kids

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and pets, recommended by Rhiannon Johnson.

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Our intrepid photographer, Christy Lee found plenty of posers at Newtown Dream Dog Park last month when pups and their families paused to smile for her camera. Check out all her work (of humans) at ChristyLeePhotography.com. Newtown is a fenced one-acre area featuring artificial turf, sprinklers, obstacles, and water fountains. 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily 

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3400-C Old Milton Parkway Suite 190 Alpharetta, GA 30005

Welcome Dr. Stephen Fisher We are excited to welcome Dr. Stephen Fisher to our practice. A board-certified physician in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, Dr. Fisher brings years of experience treating patients in the Atlanta area, and uses the latest in conservative care and minimally-invasive surgery to return you to peak performance as soon as possible. Dr. Fisher is welcoming new patients, accepts most insurance plans and offers a convenient location on the Northside/Alpharetta Medical Campus.

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We offer a full r ange of services: • Adult, adolescent and pediatric sports medicine • Joint injection ther apies and nonsurgical care • Minimally-invasive surgery for shoulder, elbow, knee & ankle injuries

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"Fore" Kids Golf Classic On May 8, over 200 golfers played in the 23rd annual “Fore� Kids Golf Classic, sponsored by the Fulton Education Foundation, at Golf Club of Georgia to benefit Fulton County Schools' students and staff. The event supports student achievement, enhances students' physical well-being, strengthens teacher training and provides staff recognition.

1. Ready to play | 2. Darlene Trigg (right) Executive Director of Fulton Education Foundation hosts participants | 3. Photography by Enfocus Photography

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EXCEPTIONAL DENTISTRY'S NEW SMILE

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS HONORED The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced that 16 recent Fulton County graduates

Exceptional Dentistry at Johns Creek is pleased

have been named National Merit Scholars of the

to introduce their newest staff members and

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very experienced hygienists. Meet Trisha Fluent.

gious National Merit Scholar distinction, these 2018

Originally from Jamestown, NY, she is a gradu-

seniors earned National Merit scholarships from par-

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ticipating colleges and universities. These awards

worked in the dental field for 20 years, practic-

provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up

ing in Alpharetta for 15 years. She lives in Johns

to four years of undergraduate study at the insti-

Creek with her husband David and son Landon.

tution financing the scholarship. Congratulations:

She is a cross country runner, loves to draw and

Matthew Bennett Buxbaum, Alpharetta High

enjoys being a mom. Pam Rice has been in the

School; Akanksha Sharma, Alexander Luiz Costa,

dental field for 15 years. She has worked in the

Supraja Sama at Chattahoochee High School; Srijita

Duluth/Johns Creek area for 17 years. She is a 20

Nandy, Cambridge High School; Suzanne Enos,

year resident of Duluth where she lives with her

Stephanie Zhang, Faitih S. Altunbasak at Johns

husband of 27 years. They have 3 grown children

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and one grandchild. They love spending time with family and friends and enjoys going to the beach every chance they can.

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ranking no. 32 on the list of 100 top CEOs in the United States. Mr. Quattrocchi was one of only two Georgia-based CEOs named in the rankings, which are calculated from Glassdoor’s employee reviews of more than 700,000 companies around the world. He also was among more than a dozen health care CEOs named in the top 100, which included the leaders of MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, released its annual report recently. Among chief executives recognized by employees in the United States, Mr. Quattrocchi received an impressive 95 percent approval rating, which is based on anonymous and voluntary reviews shared by Northside Hospital employees on Glassdoor in the

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Northside Vascular Surgery offers state-of-the-art care in providing the full-spectrum of vascular and endovascular services for:

Our compassionate, board-certified physicians, Dr. Catalin Harbuzariu, Dr. Siddharth Patel, and Dr. Edward Kang bring years of experience working at some of the leading institutions in the field, and offer minimally-invasive, state-of-the-art procedures to treat the entire scope of vascular diseases, from the simplest to the most complex. We offer three convenient locations to serve the communities throughout Greater Atlanta and North Georgia.

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Welcome Dr. Diana Denman Perimeter North Medical Associates is now offering services in endocrinology for the Greater Atlanta and North Fulton communities. Dr. Diana Denman is a fellowship-trained endocrinologist and board-certified physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of disorders of the glands and hormones in adult patients. She serves with the same excellent, attentive care you are accustomed to, treating each patient with compassion and empathy. She accepts most insurance plans and is welcoming new patients in our Atlanta and Alpharetta locations.

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HOT SPOT

SMALL FRIES ARTICLE MARIA SMITH | PHOTOGRAPHY FABIAN FERNANDEZ, MARIA SMITH AND PROVIDED

BEST PLACES NEAR ALPHARETTA FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY (INCLUDING PETS)!

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FROM THE SMALLEST BABIES TO THE MOST “SENIOR” CITIZENS TO THE FURRY FRIENDS WHO ARE ALSO PART OF OUR FAMILIES, ALL ARE WELCOME IN ALPHARETTA. If you're looking for a family-friendly restaurant, a pet-friendly patio, or a local event that works for everyone, check out our favorites in and around our community.

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AVALON NIGHT’S LIVE, AVALON 400 Avalon Boulevard, Alpharetta ExperienceAvalon.com

After a fun-filled day of shopping and dining, spend an evening enjoying live music with your family at Avalon Night’s Live. This free, open-air concert experience is a must. With shows from 6-8 p.m. every Friday evening through October, there are plenty of chances to enjoy live music in the middle of one of Alpharetta’s most vibrant communities. Kids are encouraged! 

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Kids will love the diverse menu that is perfect for picky eaters. Parents will love the fast, friendly service and the variety of different flavors (which are all free to sample). And Fido will love the pet-friendly patio so the whole family can have a delicious dinner together. Photo: Chicken Salad Chick

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5045 Windward Pkwy, Alpharetta MacaroniGrill.com

While you love taking the whole family out for dinner, sometimes you don’t want to spend your whole pay check on a chicken plate. Romano’s Macaroni Grill in Alpharetta is here to help! They have

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GRANT PARK SUMMER SHADE FESTIVAL Grant Park, 800 Cherokee Ave SE Atlanta SummerShadeFestival.org

not one but two kids-eat-free nights! On

The Grant Park Summer Shade Festival is

Monday and Tuesday, you can get one

one of the few reasons you should brave

complimentary kids item with the pur-

ITP Atlanta traffic. This annual tradition will

chase of each adult entrée!

welcome music and art lovers to Atlanta’s oldest  park for its 16th  year on August  25 and  26, 2018. The two-day, fun-filled festival will feature an impressive lineup of live music in  addition to an expansive artist market. Make sure to visit the Kids Zone and taste the spectacular selection of local food trucks too! Photo: Fabian Fernandez

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For any American Girl fan, this is the ULTIMATE staycation. Spend time at the American Girl Store in NorthPoint Mall during the day and then retire to Residence Inn NorthPoint and indulge in a special American Girl package. It includes delights like cookies and milk delivered to your room, pink linens and of course use of special bed for your doll! Photo: Residence Inn North Point

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GIVING BACK ARTICLE AMANDA WADE MIGLIACCIO WITH JAMIE BREWER

CAROLINE FOREVER POLO IN THE PINES HONORS CAROLINE BREWER OCTOBER 13

HAPPY, SPUNKY, AND FEISTY ARE THREE WORDS THAT

met with a variety of specialists at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, they

DESCRIBE 4-YEAR-OLD CAROLINE BREWER. While spending a

were told that Caroline’s surgery was critical. Based on the location of

good amount of time keeping her two older brothers in line, Caroline

the tumor, doctors said that if Caroline survived the surgery, she would

loves going to preschool, playing with her friends, and practicing

mostly likely be both paralyzed on her left side and blind in both eyes.

ballet. In addition to that, Caroline is fighting a battle that no child should ever have to face.

After an eight hour surgery, Caroline’s parents rushed to her bedside, only to find her sitting up saying, “Hi, Mommy and Daddy!”

In 2017, Caroline’s parents noticed her hands shaking and  took

Caroline was diagnosed with Anaplastic Ependymoma, a rare

Caroline to her pediatrician who ordered an MRI as protocol to rule

aggressive brain tumor. She needed an advanced type of radi-

out any larger issues.

ation—proton radiation—and she received 30 rounds of daily

On the day of the MRI, Caroline won over the nurses and everyone

radiation treatment.

loved playing with her. About 40 minutes into the scan, the doctor

After returning home, Caroline was doing well, was back to school,

walked back into the room with a dismal face. He told Matt and Jamie

and acting like a healthy 4-year-old. Caroline’s mother even received

Brewer that their daughter had a softball-sized brain tumor, and that

a phone call from her neurosurgeon, Dr. Andrew Reisner, asking

he was 99% sure it was cancerous. Over the course of the day as they

if he could nominate Caroline as his miracle of the year story and

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she was featured in a Children’s Miracle Network video, “2018 Miracle Child.” A week after her video was filmed, Caroline went for her six-month follow-up MRI. The scan showed the tumor was back, this time as a High Grade Glioma. Caught early, Caroline was set to have another brain surgery. Once again, Children’s surgeons were able to remove the entire tumor. At this point, there are currently no official guidelines to treating this aggressive cancer. Caroline was accepted into a clinical trial through the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She completed another 30 rounds of radiation and is currently on immunotherapy and chemotherapy. Her last scan was stable.  Now, if you didn’t see Caroline’s miss-

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LEND A HELPING PAW MEET RUDER, THE WONDER DOG.

ARTICLE MELISSA BROWN | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

WHEN RUGER STRUTS INTO A ROOM, EVERYONE TAKES NOTICE. He is 190 pounds of pure love. Ruger  is  a Great Dane and the beloved therapy dog of Tammy Gazafy. Together, they brighten the days of students, seniors and children all over our community thanks to the Humane Hearts Therapy Program of the Humane Society of Forsyth County. Tammy, a surgical coordinator for Graivier Center in Alpharetta, says Ruger  has been certified as a therapy dog for nearly two  years. What Tammy, Ruger, and the folks at Humane Hearts are doing is truly something special. Tammy and Ruger make monthly visits to see the children at Coal Mountain Elementary

at Coal Mountain Elementary School in Cumming. This is a huge step for the kids and very exciting for Tammy, Ruger, and all the Humane Hearts volunteers.

School in Cumming during the school year.

For Tammy, having a therapy dog has been an eye-opening expe-

There, they make their rounds to several differ-

rience. She loves seeing how students light up when they walk into a

ent classrooms: two second grade classes, one

classroom. When they see Ruger parade into the room, kids that don’t

kindergarten, and two special needs classes. "I

normally smile, grin from ear to ear.

love the days when Ruger comes - it makes me

Tammy finds support from friends and colleagues at the Graivier

want to get up and come to school," says one

Center where she has worked for 11 years. "My co-workers and

student. The children sit in small groups and

patients at Graivier Center support me in so many ways. From dona-

read to Ruger. For the kids who don’t read as

tions of food, blankets and cleaning supplies  to participating in 5k

well, reading to Ruger is much less intimidating

races other rescue groups," says Tammy. "My Graivier team also pro-

than reading in front of their classmates.

vides so much support so Ruger and I can get out in the middle of

“Some of our special needs children

the day to volunteer at schools with Humane Hearts."  

who communicate very little, have started

Humane Hearts has more than 60 volunteers, who, along with

looking for the dogs and are actually articulat-

their dogs, made more than 1,000 visits in 2017. They visit schools in

ing ‘doggy!’” says Dr. Deana Brown, counselor

Forsyth and surrounding counties and five libraries for the PAWS to READ program where children read to the dogs. "Volunteers visit a dozen assisted living homes and hospices, work with Homeless Pet Clubs in schools, and participate in Parks and Recreation programs for kids to educate them on appropriate pet handling," says Bea

Humane Hearts is always looking for more

Wilson, director of the Humane Hearts Pet Therapy Program. "We

therapy dogs as they have more demand than

greatly appreciate folks like Tammy Gazafy, a working woman, who

they can supply at the moment. Interested? Email Humane.Hearts@ForsythPets.org

During the summer, when school is out, you can find Tammy

FB: @HumaneHearts

and Ruger at summer camps for kids or visiting friends at Creative

ForsythPets.org

Enterprises where they help adults with disabilities and others with

CreativeEnterprises.org

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finds a way to volunteer and share Ruger with the kids."

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Tammy and Ruder with new friends.

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WHAT NEARBY SCHOOLS ARE DOING THIS FALL

Whitefield Academy

1 WHITEFIELD DRIVE, SE SMYRNA WHITEFIELDACADEMY.COM PREK4-12TH

ENROLLMENT: 840

Each year, the Whitefield Academy community composed of facul-

ty, students, parents and siblings serve others in need through the Whitefield Great Day of Service. This unique opportunity allows parents and children to live out their faith in actionable ways as teams of families tackle service projects ranging from packing food and or-

ganizing shelves at local food pantries, to planting trees, cleaning, serving meals, and much more at 40+ local charities across Atlanta.

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Whitefield Academy

Brandon Hall School 1701 BRANDON HALL DRIVE BRANDONHALL.ORG GRADES 6 TO 12 ENROLLMENT: 120 Brandon Hall School is celebrating 60 years during the 2018-2019 school year, and for their diamond year, they are excited to host the 2nd Annual Brandon Haul 5K on March 23, 2019.  This community event was a huge hit last year, bringing 140 runners to the campus for a riverside 5K course. All proceeds from the 5K event go towards Brandon Hall’s overall operating budget, providing funds for numerous campus renovations and improvements.

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Brandon Hall

The Cottage School 700 GRIMES BRIDGE ROAD COTTAGESCHOOL.ORG GRADES 4-12 ENROLLMENT – 200 Check out the Cottage School’s Cougar Classic 2018 – Presenting vintage, rare, and super cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Artisan’s Market, family fun. proceeds go to the Stephen Bayley Scholarship Fund for Tuition Assistance. October 6, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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The Cottage School


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Bridgeway Christian Academy

Bridgeway Christian Academy

5755 KIMBALL BRIDGE ROAD, ALPHARETTA BRIDGEWAYCA.ORG PRE 3-8TH GRADE ENROLLMENT: 170 Bridgeway Christian Academy (BCA) has been in the Alpharetta community for two decades and will celebrate their 20th anniversary, this fall on November 18, 2018. BCA is dedicated to providing a strong foundation of excellence in Christ-centered education to equip  students to know, grow, and go! 

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St. Martin’s Episcopal School 3110-A ASHFORD DUNWOODY ROAD

St. Martin's Episcopal School

STMARTINSCHOOL.ORG 2-YEAR-OLDS THROUGH 8TH GRADE St. Martin’s Episcopal School serves nearly 600 students in preschool through eighth grade on its Brookhaven campus. Tragedy struck on July 4, 2017, when an arsonist destroyed the home of St. Martin’s Early Childhood (EC) program. After careful planning, the school decided to turn the event into an opportunity to shape St. Martin’s future for the better through the Together We Rise campaign. The $5.5 million campaign includes constructing a larger building with additional EC classrooms and a STEAM village with a science lab, tinker space, art room, and outdoor classroom.

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The Lovett School 4075 PACES FERRY ROAD, N.W.

Lovett School

LOVETT.ORG KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE 12 ENROLLMENT:1,660 Breakthrough Atlanta, headquartered at The Lovett School, will hold its 2018 Fund-A-Scholar celebration on Thursday, September 27, 2018. The event will showcase Breakthrough Atlanta’s 22-year history of providing a path to college for underserved students and inspiring a new generation of teachers. Highlights include live entertainment, cocktails, dinner, a raffle and live auction, and an inspiring program with remarks from Breakthrough students and teachers. BreakThroughAtlanta.org/fund-a-scholar for more information.

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Saint Francis School MILTON CAMPUS - 13440 COGBURN RD., MILTON ROSWELL CAMPUS - 9375 WILLEO ROAD, ROSWELL SAINTFRANCISSCHOOLS.COM GRADES: MILTON CAMPUS - GRADES 9-12, ROSWELL CAMPUS - GRADES K-8 ENROLLMENT:  735 The 22nd Annual Saint Francis Golf and Tennis Tournament is scheduled for Monday, September 24th, at The Country Club of the South.  This event is organized by volunteers from the Saint Francis Booster Club and is the most important fund-

The Walker School

raiser designated to support our athletic programs on our two campuses. The proceeds from this tournament directly impact our student-athletes and provide

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support to enable our athletic programs to thrive in their guest to help our students become well-rounded young adults. GolfSaintFrancis.com

The Walker School 700 COBB PARKWAY NORTH, MARIETTA THEWALKERSCHOOL.ORG PRESCHOOL (STARTING AT 3 YEARS OLD) THROUGH 12TH GRADE ENROLLMENT: 869 Launched in January 2017, Walker’s Wonder of We capital campaign raised over $10 million dollars to enhance the School’s campus. The efforts of this campaign have been seen throughout the spring of 2018 as their Wolverine athletes played

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on brand new lacrosse and baseball fields, and it will be fully realized when Walker opens its Middle & Upper School science & technology building in the fall of 2018.

Trinity School 4301 NORTHSIDE PARKWAY NW

Trinity Schools market

TRINITYATL.ORG GRADES: THREE-YEAR-OLDS THROUGH SIXTH GRADE ENROLLMENT: 613 From September 29–November 3, Trinity School’s Spotlight on Art—the premier art series in the Southeast for both avid art collectors and casual buyers—will present a beautiful Pop-Up Gallery of carefully curated artwork at Neiman Marcus at Lenox Square Mall. Original paintings and sculptures from a select group of artists will be available for purchase on the main floor. The Pop-Up Gallery provides a preview of the much-anticipated Artists Market at Trinity School that will be held from January 28–February 2, 2019.

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All events are free and open to the public, and each purchase benefits Trinity School.

Pace Academy 966 W. PACES FERRY ROAD NW PACEACADEMY.ORG GRADES: PRE-FIRST THROUGH 12 ENROLLMENT: 1,115 The Pace Academy Parents Club’s 55th annual Fall Fair will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is open to the public and includes family friendly fun for all ages. Attendees will enjoy rides and inflatables, mazes and obstacle courses, karaoke, a mad scientist’s lab, food from some of Atlanta’s favorite food trucks and a street market featuring local vendors. Funds raised through the Fall Fair support programing at Pace Academy such as the Citizens of the World Travel Grant, environmental initiatives, global leadership, professional development, the arts, athletics and more! Information at PaceAcademy.org/fallfair.

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Pace Fair Fun


Note from the editor: We are proud to promote events and fundraisers for our public schools, too, throughout year and ask that PTA reps and staff send news to our editor at SCollins@LifestylePubs.com.Â

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LEGAL COMPASS

Trust Earned

MORGAN AND DiSALVO, P.C. LAUNCHES WILL AND TRUST IMPROVEMENT SERVICE

ARTICLE MARIA SMITH | PHOTOGRAPHY NICOLE STEPHENS

RESPONDING TO RECENT CHANGES IN BOTH FEDERAL TAX LAW AND GEORGIA TRUST LAW, MORGAN & DISALVO OF ALPHARETTA HAS EXPANDED THEIR SERVICE OFFERINGS. Partner Richard Morgan was on the exclusive committee that helped craft the Georgia law, giving him a unique perspective and understanding of the law better than most other attorneys. The expanded service focuses on educating clients about the changes and better planning for the future. Morgan & DiSalvo offers highly customized services, individualized for each client. This is a law firm focused on quality, not quantity. Every client is given the time and resources necessary to ensure they are completely satisfied. To learn more about the new estate planning changes, we asked Richard Morgan to give us a primer. Morgan is a Fellow in the most prestigious and selective trust and estates professional group in the country, the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel, and has been a practicing attorney since 1987. He is a married father of three (plus two Goldendoodles), who has made his home in Johns Creek for nearly 20 years. An avid biker and community supporter, he is ardent about making sure Georgians have the legal information that will benefit their lives. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WILL AND TRUST PLANNING NOW 1. THERE HAS BEEN A SIMPLIFICATION OF ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS FOR MARRIED COUPLES.  Bottom line:  The 2012 and 2017 Tax Acts enabled estate planning simplification. For married couples, passing assets to the surviving spouse at the first spouse's death is now possible without losing significant tax benefits.   2. NEW POWER OF ATTORNEY (POA) FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE. Bottom line: The GA POA Act which went into effect on July 1, 2017, gives Georgians the ability to force a third party, such as a financial institution, to accept the Power of Attorney and follow the agent’s directions. Morgan advises clients to update their POA and Advance Directive for Healthcare every three years, so these documents are more likely to be accepted when needed.  3. YOU CAN PROTECT YOUR ASSETS NOW FOR GENERATIONS.

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Richard Morgan

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Loraine DiSalvo

members. The term limit on trusts has been increased to 360 years,

5. NEW TAX PLANNING OPPORTUNITIES HAVE BEEN CREATED.

so multiple generations can benefit from the same tremendous third-

Bottom line: The combination of Federal tax law and GA law

party asset protection benefit.

open up more options to reduce both income taxes and wealth transfer taxes.

4. CHANGES TO AN EXISTING IRREVOCABLE TRUST ARE MUCH EASIER.

Morgan & DiSalvo, P.C. is a boutique estate planning law firm.

Bottom line: For those involved with an existing irrevocable trust,

They help clients plan in advance to ensure the people they love

either as a Settlor (creator), Trustee or Beneficiary, it is now easier to

will always be taken care of. Partners, Richard Morgan and Loraine

modify these trusts. While it has traditionally been difficult to change

DiSalvo have brought a high end ‘intown’ law firm to north Fulton

an otherwise irrevocable trust, as of July 1, 2018 those days may be

county. They are thrilled to keep their clients (and themselves) out of

over in Georgia. The possible changes are almost endless.

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it’s joe time BELUX COFFEE ROASTERS

LUCY AND BEN LIU BEGAN THEIR COFFEE BUSINESS FROM A SHARED LOVE OF HIGH-END, DELICIOUS COFFEE. Belux Coffee Roasters first was an online retail store that quickly grew in popularity and the Liu family decided to open its first storefront in spring 2018 to make its in-house roasted coffee beans more accessible to the public. Their passion for coffee is now a full-fledged career and their entire day is dedicated to the growing

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Ben and Lucy review coffee selections, promo-

success of their business, and the quality products they

tion offering, daily sales review and customer

sell. The company logo, a bunny, is dedicated to their res-

feedback while having breakfast and, of course,

cue bunny named Bela which also served as inspiration

a cup of coffee.

for the company name. Their new storefront located in Alpharetta on the edge

8:00 AM

customer and vendor emails, updates social

of Johns Creek is open Wednesday through Saturday, and

media and website, and additional marketing

guests can come in and purchase coffee accessories like

efforts for the store.

kettles and pour-over carafes, along with their in-house roasted coffee beans for home and office consumption.

Ben goes to his full-time job as Lucy replies to

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Lucy goes to the store for customer private appoint-

Looking to for a last-minute gift? Belux has various gift sets

ments which include coffee tastings, hand-brewing

and package ideas they can help you put together for the

equipment demos and product introductions.

coffee savant in your life. So what does an average day look like for the couple

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Store opens. Ben and Lucy do sample testing for new product or test roasted coffee for quality

obsessed with coffee?

control purpose. Lucy stocks the shelves, organizes product and updates chalkboard content.

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Lucy introduces coffee beans and product or brews coffee tasting flights for walk-in customers. Takes pics for new product, design flyer and maintain cleanliness when not so busy.  

4:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Ben comes in after his other job for roasting preparation which includes preparing the green coffee beans, overseeing the roasting process like checking the temperature and humidity, then checks final product of the roasted coffee beans by removing any defective beans, then weighing and bagging.

6:00 PM

Store close and go home to gather with the pet bunnies!

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PAGE TURNERS

kid s r u l e ! ARTICLE RHIANNON JOHNSON

THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF BOOKS WRITTEN FOR KIDS, PARENTS, AND FAMILIES COVERING EVERY ASPECT OF CHILDREN AND PETS. The three releases we are highlighting in this issue focus on youth activism, child psychology, and discussing the difficult topic of death with a child. We invite you to visit one of our local bookstores to purchase these releases, receive additional suggestions, and for all your other summer reading needs.   YOU ARE MIGHTY:  A GUIDE TO CHANGING THE WORLD  by Caroline Paul, Illustrated by Lauren Tamaki  Do you know a young person who is passionate about politics, dedicated to saving the environment, or outspoken about animal rights? This practical (and fun!) manual is full of tips, anecdotes, and DIY activities for young activists looking to change the world.   A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CHILD PSYCHOLOGY: UNDERSTAND YOUR KIDS AND ENJOY PARENTING  by Kairen Cullen Full of case studies, easy-to-follow exercises, and useful ideas, this fresh and accessible collection of insights from parenting and child development experts will help parents enjoy their children while learning to love the ups and downs of parenting.   THE DAY WE LOST PET  by Chuck Young, Illustrated by Aniela Sobieski Harnessing the language of poetry, science, and nature, the story of an endearing balloon family's loss of their beloved Pet provides a unique, nonreligious way to discuss death and grief and help understand one of life’s most difficult moments. 36

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Executive Chef Jason Stern of Colletta Second will teach how to cool a fourcourse meal including Orecchiette in a Summer Pesto (sunflower and basil pesto) with Crispy Prosciutto.  Salud! Cooking School Alpharetta at Whole Foods. 770.442.3354 x2

4 OLD SOLDIERS DAY PARADE 3380 Hardee Avenue

Come experience this Alpharetta historic parade that is a tribute to Veterans of All Wars. Nearly 150 units consisting of floats, marching bands, military units, classic cars, clowns, and many more will be at the parade! You can bring a blanket and chair and head to Roswell Street to watch the parade.

4 HORSE SENSE Wills Park

This will be a FUN two-hour interactive seminar and open and honest discussion about how well we feel our riding skills are progressing. We will explore what our brains are focused on when

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Join the 3rd annual Curing Kids Cancer Gala, benefiting innovative pediatric cancer research and treatments. CuringKidsCancer.org

11 FIGHTING POVERTY 410 Rucker Road

Poverty Simulation is an exploration of the challenges that families in poverty face every day. Participants are divided into family units reflecting preassigned skills, income, housing and a variety of stumbling blocks. Contact Sharla Calloway to learn more: scalloway@nfcchelp.org.

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parking lot filled with trucks of different shapes and sizes at Touch a Truck. Trucks including a fire truck, limo, dump truck, school bus, 18-wheeler and police cars will all be featured at the event. There will be inflatables, interactive games, face painting and balloons at the event.

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downtown Alpharetta. Check-in for the race begins at 5 p.m., the Kids Fun Run will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the 5K will follow at 7 p.m. This event is rain or shine.

SEP 15 IRON KIDS TRIATHLON 1815 Old Milton Pkwy.

IronKids is coming back to Alpharetta! The Triathlon allows 6 to 15 year olds a chance to test their strength with a swim, bike and run competition. The race is divided into junior, intermediate, and senior categories.

SEP 15 EUROPEAN MARKET 35 Milton Avenue

Find some of the best local artisans and gathers in the area at the European Market on Milton. Artists showcasing their handmade work, eclectic

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Welcome Dr. Bitan Ghosh! Internal Medicine Practice of Northside is proud to welcome Dr. Bitan Ghosh to our practice. A board-certified physician in internal medicine, Dr. Ghosh is dedicated to serving each patient with compassionate, attentive care. She offers a full range of primary care services for adult patients, including chronic disease management, acute illness care and comprehensive preventative medicine, serving with the time and attention you need to achieve and maintain good health.

Bitan Ghosh, M.D. Board Certified, Internal Medicine

Dr. Ghosh is welcoming new patients, accepts most insurance plans and offers a convenient location for the Greater Atlanta and North Fulton communities.

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Welcoming new patients Most insurance plans accepted Same-day appointments available Convenient location Free Parking

Office Location:

10745 Westside Way Suite 125 Alpharetta, GA 30009

Call (770) 410-4610 for an appointment! InternalMedicinePracticeofNorthside.com

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beach, here i come! I SPEND MOST OF THE SUMMER OUTDOORS (I'M WRITING THIS SITTING ON THE COTTAGE PORCH) SO I ASKED THE EXPERTS AT AESTHETIC SPECIALTY CENTRE TO RECOMMEND THE SMARTEST PRODUCTS FOR MY SUMMER BEACH BAG. I'm loving them all! Colorescience brush on SPF, powered by EnviroScreen™ Technology, this all-powerful, all-mineral skin shield provides total protection in one convenient, onthe-go application—alone or over makeup. UVB protection rating: SPF 50, Water resistant (80 minutes)

Colorescience Lip Gloss - Because beach doesn't mean blah. Skin Medica – TNS Eye Repair - TNS Eye Repair® not only includes TNS® to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone, and texture, but it also contains peptides in addition to vitamins A, C, and E to help support the skin around the eyes. My 26-year old daughter has extra sensitive skin around her eyes and found this oh-so-soothing. Skin Medica – Total Defense & Repair Tinted SPF - Total Defense + Repair is more than a sunscreen; it’s a rejuvenating superscreen, powered by SOL-IR™Advanced Antioxidant Complex. Traditional broad-spectrum sunscreens only protect against UVA and UVB. Goes on smooth and provides a polished face all day long.

Skin Medica – AHA/BHA Cleanser - This elegantly formulated exfoliating cleanser gently scrubs away dead skin, improving the appearance of skin tone and texture. Smells so nice, too.

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Skin Medica – Lytera - Formulated to address even the most stubborn discoloration, regardless of skin type or genetic makeup. Improvements seen in as early as 2 weeks with progressively dramatic results at 12 weeks and beyond. While I can't totally erase my years in the sun, this helps! Skin Medica – Retinol - .05- Enhances skin tone, texture, resiliency. Diminishes appearance of fine lines, coarse wrinkles. Enhances skin tone, texture. Icing on the cake. ASC-PSD.com

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When it’s your child, nothing’s more urgent When your pediatrician is unavailable, our Urgent Care Centers are open 7 days a week, including holidays. Because when they’re not feeling well, the last thing you want to do is wait. To find out which of our 8 locations is nearest you, and even save your spot in line, visit choa.org/waittimes. CHILDREN’S AT NORTH POINT

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August 2018 Issue of Alpharetta Lifestyle