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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MAY 2018 PUBLISHER

Jim Newman | jnewman@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Sue Collins | scollins@lifestylepubs.com SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Karyn Slovin | karyn.slovin@lifestylepubs.com

Hello JC WHEN IT COMES TO GIRLFRIENDS, I’M THE LUCKIEST. I hit the jackpot. My first and oldest girlfriend is Nancy P. We share a birthday and met when I was 3.

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Jenny Kepano | jenny.kepano@lifestylepubs.com ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Grisel Shtaida | grisel.shtaida@lifestylepubs.com

Our mothers were friends, probably because they both had a boat load of kids and

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

husbands who worked too much. I enrolled in a small liberal arts college mostly

Kendra Gensemer

because Nancy was there and thought she and her room mate Diana were THE coolest: confident, funny, preppy and independent (they had a righteous stereo setup and what says “let’s party” more than Michael Jackson at full blast?). Fast forward

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Debra Boice, Bo Gibbs, Sue Haggerty, Valerie Shepherd

to last month when we had breakfast together and she nonchalantly shared with me

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her success as a published writer and college English teacher. I still think she is the

Karyn Slovin

coolest and am so very proud of her.

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apart, I’m quickly reminded who I am with their laughter and listening.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER CHIEF SALES OFFICER CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DIRECTOR OF MARKETING ART DIRECTOR OPERATIONS DIRECTOR EDITORIAL MANAGER EDITORIAL

I tell my daughters (two AMAZING young women) not to expect to find everything

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I have CrossFit girlfriends, summer/lake girlfriends, church girlfriends, journalist girlfriends, neighborhood girlfriends and sister-in-law girlfriends. And of course, work friends - like Darce and Karyn goofing with me in the photo. We have to all work hard to stay close. It’s not easy. And, when we meet after long stretches of time

they need in one person (boyfriend or girlfriend). But, some of my closest girlfriends sure come close to filling me right up to the brim. They make me feel like the best Sue.  LAYOUT DESIGNERS

In this women’s issue, I’m proud to introduce a handful of women from the community who make life brighter for everyone they meet. I hope you’ll fill your days this month with friends who make you feel like the best you. I have a feeling you’re pretty amazing.

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ON THE COVER Johns Creek Beautification was formed for the specific purpose of providing landscaping enhancement or preservation, architectural installations and public works of art

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MAY 2018

FEATURES 18 Working Beautifully Whitney’s Lash & Brow Loft is soft but serious.

22 Incredible Women Ladies who impress us and make us smile.

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28 Cheryl Johnson + Her Mom Comfort Keeper’s Cheryl shares her favorite things.

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Around Town

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Road Trip

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Open House

28 Local’s Choice 30 Water & Woods 34 Financial Buzz 38 Lifestyle Calendar 42 Parting Thoughts


AROUND TOWN Gao, Arnav Arora, and Kevin Yuan also won 5th place, 13th place and 15th place respectively.

SUPER SCIENCE STUDENTS Fulton

Science

Academy’s

Middle

School

Math Team won First Place in the 2018 Georgia

A CAMP FOR ALL KIDS

MATHCOUNTS Competition. Two FSA students, Richard Yu and Athiwat Ackaramongkolrotn, and the

Inspired by his camp counselor experiences,

school’s Department Head and Math Team Coach,

GRAMMY award-winner Zac Brown, (Zac Brown

Sema Duzyol, head to Nationals in Washington DC,

Band), envisioned Camp Southern Ground, a state-

FSA's third consecutive year. FSA was also honored to

of-the-art facility offering an exceptional 400-acre

have 7th grader, Richard Yu place first and sixth grader,

camp experience. Serving children ages 7-17 from all

Athiwat Ackaramongkolrotn, place third against the

socioeconomic backgrounds, races and religions, with

best mathletes in the state. Seventh graders, Ethan

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LASER THERAPY COMES TO JOHNS CREEK Class IV Laser Therapy is the most advanced pain relief technology available to the public and it’s now available exclusively at Johns Creek Physical Therapy. Laser therapy uses a process called photobio-modulation to enhance your body’s ability to heal itself. Laser Therapy works by flooding the tissues with photons, energizing the damaged cells and increasing circulation to the painful area. Laser Therapy is FDA cleared to treat pain, inflammation, arthritis, and muscle spasms and is a great alternative to medications and injections. Treatments are fast, painless and don’t require any down time. Laser Therapy Relieves Pain and Inflammation Associated With: Shoulder Pain

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activities to challenge, educate and inspire campers. An

School track. Adiva Dutta, Sid Balaga, Emily Guo, Erin

inclusive camp, it will bring together typically develop-

Chang, Srija Sengupta, and Emilia Osgoode raised $430

ing children, children with Autism Spectrum Disorders,

for the North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC), a

learning and attention issues, social or emotional chal-

local non-profit. They also held a fundraiser night at

lenges, and those from military families. Open for seven

Chipotle and partnered with sponsors including Big

weeks in summer 2018. CampSouthernGround.org

Peach Running Co. and the Tsinghua Alumni Association of Georgia. Contact: Irene Sanders Executive Director at sanders@leadershipjohnscreek.com. 404.406.0480 StudentLeadershipJohnsCreek.com

AUTREY MILL NEWS Autrey Mill Nature Preserve is hiring summer camp counselors for its 2018 camp season. Qualified applicants must be 18 years or older, enjoy and have experience working with children, and possess a passion for nature, history, and the great outdoors. An education background is preferred. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to programs@autreymill.org. Also, The Camp Autrey Mill Scholarship was created to help children age 5-14 who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend camp. The Scholarships are made possible

CONGRATS JC STUDENT LEADERS

through contributions from individuals, sponsors,

Six students from Chattahoochee High School affil-

partners, and membership supporters. Please note

iated with the Student Leaders of Johns Creek hosted

that a recommendation letter from a non-relative is

the Run for Love 5K on the Chattahoochee High

requested. AutreyMill.org

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ROAD TRIP

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ARTICLE SUE G. COLLINS | PHOTOGRAPHY SUE G. COLLINS AND VISIT PARK CITY

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MY SISTER JULIE RUNS MARATHONS, IS RAISING TWIN 9-YEAR-OLDS AND WORKS FULL TIME TEACHING. She makes me feel important, funny and layered. She is smart and sassy and my pick for a quick autumn trip to Park City, Utah. We would need to stay busy, booking fishing, hiking, biking and outdoor adventures that made us turn to the hot tub for solace at the end of the day. Shopping for locally made gifts, grabbing lunch in town at The Eating Establishment, copping a ride up the chairlift for overwhelmingly stunning foliage photos and stopping in to High West Distillery and Saloon for some whiskey tasting would make us both happy, though we'd be happy just to sit around in our robes for an hour, max, before Park City called us to come out and play.

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This luxe mountain-side hotel is a delight in any season. We ladies checked into our suite and met Executive Chef Michael Zachman for an impressive dinner at Powder. The spa, outdoor pool and party-size hot tub soon beckoned.

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+ FLY HIGH

Autumn Aloft Hot Air September 15-16, 2018

Balloon

Festival,

AutumnAloft.com followed by breakfast at Five5eeds.com. Thanks to Scott and Laurie Spencer’s Adventures in Ballooning Standing in the basket of the inflated balloon, the pilot reminded me not to lock my knees upon landing. Not a problem, since they were audibly knocking. I soon settled in for the ride of a lifetime.

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New Location! We specialize in the latest in conservative and minimally-invasive care for foot and ankle conditions. Dr. Brian Harley is an expert in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, and uses state-of-the art treatment modalities, focusing on returning you to activity as soon as possible. Our practice prides itself on a patient-centered experience where your time is valuable, and your health and understanding is paramount. We are welcoming new patients, accept most insurance plans and offer two convenient locations to serve the Greater Atlanta communities.

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Fly fishing is a tactile adventure. Here, a guide pumped the stomach of a fresh catch to show us what the fish were noshing on. After a new lure, the luck continued.

+ EXPLORE Fly fishing, All Seasons Adventures: bliss with a competitive edge AlllSeasonsAdventures.com, 435.649.9619 Orvis waders, wading shoes and rods, snacks, sodas and water provided. Finding a rhythm, watching for the foam ("foam is home" to the fish) and casting like a champ, I was soon in a trance, though soon snapped out of it when my friend caught the first fish.

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Welcoming New Patients JOHNS CREEK SPECIALIST CENTER Johns Creek Specialist Center is a full-service endocrinology and rheumatology group that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, hormones, thyroid and immune system. Dr. Kevin Brown and Dr. Alan Kramer are board-certified and extensively experienced, and serve patients with compassionate, attentive care, personalized for each patient’s unique needs. We accept most insurance plans and offer a convenient location for the Johns Creek and Greater Atlanta Communities. We offer a wide range of services, including care for: • Rheumatoid Arthritis • Gout

Alan H. Kramer, MD Rheumatology

Kevin D. Brown, MD Endocrinology

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OPEN HOUSE

WORKING

BEAUTIFULLY

ARTICLE SUE G. COLLINS PHOTOGRAPHY KARYN SLOVIN

Whitney Tyler decorated her office at the Lash and Brow Loft in Johns Creek herself, proudly finding bargains and sticking to a color palate of warm grays, pinks, rose gold, coppers and wood accents. 18

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WINNER

HEALTHY. FRESH. FAST. WHITNEY TYLER BELIEVES IN GIRL POWER, BUT NOT IN BEING TOO “GIRLY.” Her gorgeous salon, Lash and Brow Loft on Medlock Bridge Road radiates a soft, feminine ambiance, but when it comes to styling brows and lashes, it’s all business. “I wanted my clients to feel gorgeous when they walked in and even more gorgeous when they walked out,” Whitney says. “Beauty comes from within and I wanted my shop to radiate that.” The salon offers microblading, eyelash extensions, brow

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and eyelash tinting and eyelash lifting and eyelash perming, a process of adding curl to the natural lashes. Whitney is a graduate of Howard University and holds a degree in civil engineering. With a career change that now feeds her soul, she earned a certification as a lash stylist and stepped out in faith, quitting her job as an engineer to work in a salon and is now a licensed esthetician. Now in her third year of business, Whitney believes that "if your eyebrows and eyelashes are groomed beautifully, you can conquer anything!" Whitney knows that God and faith have brought her this far and she believes that He has not brought her this far to leave her now!

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10900 Medlock Bridge Rd, Suite 102, Johns Creek, GA

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THE MISSION OF THE LASH AND BROW LOFT IS TO INSPIRE AND CREATE A FEARLESS CONFIDENCE IN YOUR NATURAL BEAUTY...

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Incredible Women

MEET SEVEN SPECIAL WOMEN IN JOHNS CREEK. ARTICLE VALERIE SHEPHERD

t h e c e o Marilyn Margolis CEO OF EMORY JOHNS CREEK HOSPITAL GIVING BACK: Current chair of the Chamber of Commerce in Johns Creek. I serve on the JCA, North Fulton Community Charities, and have served on the boards with Partnerships Against Domestic Violence (PADV) and the YMCA. MOTIVATOR: Knowing that we make a difference at EJCH and we are here to be servant leaders and patient advocates and partners RECHARGING: The new Tranquility Garden that is outside of the Winship Cancer Center at EJCH and also to many parks and Lake Lanier with my dog and hubby to hike.  FAVORITE LUNCH: The EJCH café has a fabulous chef & great food.

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GIVING BACK: The orchestra division of the Georgia Music Educators Association and taking children to perform at various venues around town, such as assisted living homes, the State Capitol, the Governor's Mansion, and local events. MOTIVATOR: Faith in God, Family, Friends, and Music. RECHARGING: I enjoy hiking at Island Ford Park and camping at Lake Lanier. FAVORITE LUNCH: Another Broken Egg Café or Cuzi Fresh Cafe

FOUNDER AND CEO OF DDFACES GIVING BACK: American Business Women’s Association: VP of Membership.  John’s Creek Women’s Club: Founding member and currently VP.  Wellspring Living.  Roswell United Methodist Church (nursery).  LEADS Club, Inc. (chapter consultant).  Member of John’s Creek Chamber of Commerce. Johns Creek Emory Hospital – provide pampering treatments for nurses during Nurses Week in May. MOTIVATOR: Other accomplished and positive business women around me and professional webinars by successful business women. RECHARGING:  The Greenway- LA Fitness on McGinnis Ferry – church. FAVORITE LUNCH:  St. Ives Country Club – Trattoria 141 – Mia Rosa

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the entreprenuer Nicole Thompson

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Caroline Custis NORTHVIEW HIGH SCHOOL GIVING BACK: Secretary of State Ambassador-Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp's Office, Organizer and Moderator - the first ever Student Led debate for the Johns Creek Mayoral and City Council elections. Student Board Member for the Johns Creek Convention and Visitors Bureau. President and Founder of the Northview High School chapter of Becca's Closet. Student Leadership Johns Creek. NHS.  MOTIVATOR: I am a cross country runner so if I need encouragement I will turn to my team. I also have a very solid friend group and can always lean on my family.  RECHARGING: The Seven Oaks pond. FAVORITE LUNCH: Zoe’s Kitchen 24

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Joelann “Peaches” Toppin FOUNDER & CEO OF PEACH THREADS BOUTIQUE GIVING BACK: I spend time volunteering with Elevate Sports Academy. MOTIVATOR: When I need it the most, my motivation comes from recalling why I opened Peach Threads Boutique. RECHARGING: I spend my time recharging by working out, reading books or spending time with family FAVORITE LUNCH: Loving Hut on Holcomb Bridge Rd.

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Amy Marie Refeca ATLANTA WILLS + TRUSTS LAW GROUP GIVING BACK: Board Member - Helping Mamas, Inc., a non-profit organization built to fill the gap for mothers between services and items provided through social programs. We help mamas connect to other mamas who can help. MOTIVATOR: Empowering women to understand and appreciate their own value by speaking, educating, and living in the idea that women are born whole. RECHARGING: I am a bit of a home body, but I do love to go to coffee shops (locally owned coffee shops) to bring a book, get some coffee, and write!  FAVORITE LUNCH: Where's The Scoop on Haynes Bridge Road 

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INCREDIBLE WOMEN (CON TI N U ED)

t h e s m i l e

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Jill Golsen SUPERMOM AND CEO OF GOLSEN FAMILY DENTISTRY GIVING BACK: I was in the Junior League, now I donate more than volunteer. I donate monthly to four different charities. I participate in the GA Mission of Mercy, a dental weekend when thousands of patients are treated for free. MOTIVATOR: I have always been a positive person. After going through breast cancer years ago, I always have something to be thankful for…Life and hair again! RECHARGING:  I love Cru at Avalon or the Club House at CCOS both serve good wine and treats. Favorite lunch: Wildfour on Windward or Tuscany Café and Bistro on Mill Creek.

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C h e ry l J o h n s o n + her mom

LOCAL’S CHOICE

COMFORT KEEPERS JOHNS CREEK PROVIDES IN-HOME CARE, COMPANION SERVICES, AND HOME SAFETY TECHNOLOGY FOR SENIORS. MEET OWNER CHERYL JOHNSON AND HER MOM, ALINE BARTHOLOMEW.

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Cheryl’s List

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WATER & WOODS

ARTICLE SUE HAGGERTY

STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES

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SECRET GARDENS OF JOHNS CREEK, MAY 12


IN THE PLANNING STAGES SINCE

influences, and in particular, their love of

2017, JOHNS CREEK BEAUTIFICATION

Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Southwest.

WANTED TO DEVELOP AND HOLD AN

He is a sculptor, and has been able to weave

ANNUAL FUNDRAISER THAT WOULD

those pieces throughout the gardens. Karen

BE NEW TO JOHNS CREEK, WHILE

attests to these influences, and says that,

SHOWCASING PRIVATE GARDENS AND

their property is like a sanctuary to them. It

OUTDOOR SPACES OF SEVERAL CITY

was a blank slate when their built their home

RESIDENTS. Proceeds from this tour would

30 years ago, and they planted everything.

be specifically earmarked for the purchase

Sally Copeland’s garden is another stop

of public art as well as landscape enhance-

on the tour. She and her husband also built

ments and maintenance throughout Johns

their home 30 years ago, and have endeav-

Creek. The Secret Gardens of Johns Creek

ored to make both home and gardens

was born, featuring beautiful and enchant-

authentic Williamsburg in both style and

ing gardens. This year, the tour is May 12.

content. A work in progress, she continues

After exploring many gardens, the tour

to research all the aspects of traditional

committee put together an exceptional

18th century gardening and incorporate that

group of eight homes located in subdivisions

into the design plan. Situated on 5 acres,

including Thornhill, Prestwick, Oxford Mill,

there are boxwood formations, flowering

and Cameron Forest. The homeowners are

trees, plantings, and even authentic brick

all devoted gardeners who have spent years

walkways – the same brick used in actual

perfecting their plantings and designs. As

Williamsburg restorations. But the key ele-

a result, tour visitors will enjoy the beautiful

ment for Sally is the 150 year old live oak

landscapes, koi ponds, sculptures, and just

on the property. “It was the first thing that

a little bit of whimsy. Meandering pathways

caught my eye, and pretty much convinced

lead to waterfalls. Formal as well as innova-

me about building on this spot,” said Sally.

tive garden designs are on display. Multitudes

Ultimately, for Sally it’s all about the ongoing

of perennials and hardwoods await, including

projects and the beauty each time she looks

hydrangeas, azaleas, ferns, boxwoods, and

over her gardens. “I’m always amazed at

Japanese maples. These Johns Creek gar-

what’s blooming each year.” And she’s been

deners have created settings that feature

saying that for nearly three decades.

outdoor dining and entertaining spaces, with eye-catching accents like like bespoke garden gates and outdoor art installations.

IF YOU GO:

Docents and volunteers will help guide the

Self-guided tour, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM,

way with demonstrations and live music

rain or shine. Tour Passes $25.

completing the scene at each garden spot. For most gardeners and homeowners,

Limited number of passes available, go to

their garden is a journey that has evolved

JohnsCreekBeautification.org/garden_

over time. It’s fascinating to speak with

tour. Receipt will provide the locations of

them and hear about what influenced their

each garden. Passes non-refundable.

direction and garden design. Some evolved organically, some landscaping was planned,

Questions? Email info@johnscreekbeau-

and some grew from much research and

tification.org, or call 470.655.6559.

investigation. David and Karen Bishop Copeland

readily admit their garden has been a labor

Johns Creek Beautification is a (501)(c)

of love that has evolved over 30 years. Both

(3) Georgia nonprofit.

are artists and avid travelers. David said that their garden is, an outgrowth of those May 2018 | Johns Creek Lifestyle

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FINANCIAL BUZZ

SPRING CLEANING COUNTS ARTICLE BO GIBBS | PHOTOGRAPHY CHRISTY LEE

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SPRING IS HERE AND IF YOU TACKLE YOUR FINANCES LIKE YOUR SPRING CLEANING CHORES, YOU SHOULD BE IN A MUCH CLEARER FINANCIAL POSITION. I say clearer, not necessarily better, because before you can move forward, especially in finances, you need to know where you are right now.  Here’s my suggested financial spring cleaning “to do” list… SORT, CATEGORIZE AND IDENTIFY 1-Clean and organize your finances into two groups – out-going and in-coming. Outgoing are monthly bills and in-coming are accounts where you have assets, and of course, your income. 2- Dust off all your “accounts” – that means all those 401k/IRA statements from old employers, money markets, CD’s, and all the places you have funds. Gather your statements, put them in a binder, folder or envelope. Just put them in one place and label them. 3-Get clear about your out-going.  Know exactly what you are spending each month and on what. You can find a multitude of budget and expense worksheets on-line, ready to plug-in your information.  GET READY TO DEEP CLEAN! Gather your statements of all those former employer 401k’s and IRA’s, pull out those CD’s and money markets and next make an appointment to see a financial planner; and make sure they are a fiduciary! A fiduciary is someone who is legally bound to provide financial advice in your best interest. Get educated, discover your options. Caring for these accounts are like mulch protecting your flower beds.  They hold nutrients so your accounts grow, they provide protection from a harsh environment and they preserve the root of the plant. Deep cleaning your out-going expenses can be tough and hard to face, yet once you’ve looked them square in the eye and say “I own this,” you are ready. 

Bo Gibbs, President and CEO of Gibbs Financial Group has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, is a fiduciary and received the highest A+ rating from both the Better Business Bureau and the National Ethics Association. GibbsFinancialGroup.com 770-753-6268. May 2018 | Johns Creek Lifestyle

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RESIDENTIAL

COMMERCIAL

INTERIOR

EXTERIOR

FLAWLESS

4 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: PIRATE FLAG BAND Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater at Newtown Park

City-sponsored Summer Concerts. While food and non-alcoholic drinks may be brought in, contracted vendors provide a variety of catered food and beverages, including beer and wine. Seating is on a first-come-firstserve basis. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome on the terraced lawn. The concerts are free.Pirate Flag Band (Kenny Chesney Cover Band)

5 CINCO DE MAYO TEA PARTY Olivia's Dollhouse Tea Room

Olivia's Dollhouse Tea Room in John's Creek is pleased to invite your prince or princess (ages 2-12) to a Cinco de Mayo Tea Party with Princess Elena. OliviasDollHouseATL.com

5 QUALITY WORK | EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE PERSONALIZED & FREE COLOR CONSULTATIONS

ADOPT-A-STREAM Autrey Mill

Autrey Mill and Fulton County Water Resources would like to invite you to a

MASTER CARPENTERS FOR REPAIRS

hands-on training workshop on stream

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Participants will learn proper sampling

sampling and Chemical Monitoring. techniques, while also learning and sharing their views on watershed issues. After the training, you will be certified by the Georgia Adopt-a-Stream program for chemical monitoring. 678.366.3511

11 FEED THE ANIMALS Autrey Mill Nature Preserve

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and Heritage Center

Feeding

Fridays

are

regularly


M AY

scheduled

on

select

Fridays

at

4:30pm. This event is open to the public- no registration is required. The program is free for Autrey Mill Members and we ask for a suggested donation of $2 from non-members. Feed the snakes, turtles, frogs, rabbits, ducks, and chickens. AutreyMill.org

12 NIGHT HIKE AND ALL ABOUT OWLS Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center

Join the National Park Service for a family-friendly evening celebration around the campfire with a

Start enjoying the life you want

guided night hike and live owl programs by AWARE Wildlife Center. (678) 538-1200

12 JOHNS CREEK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS THE AMERICAN DREAM Johns Creek United Methodist Church

Ketamine could be the answer if traditional medicines leave you feeling flat, down or overwhelmed.

Treat your family to a musical tour of the country we call home! This concert will take you from sea to

shining

sea,

featuring

favor-

ites from Broadway to the Wild West, with many stops in between.

KETAMINE RESTORES BALANCE... FAST!

johnscreeksymphony.org

13 ENERGY YOGA Ocee Library

Physical exercises to open and clear energy. Utilizes Qi Gong and meditation techniques. Bring a yoga mat or towel and wear

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20 HIGH TEE BRUNCH & AWARDS The Country Club of the South

Golf Women Mean Business Charities presents: High TEE Brunch & Awards. Mistress of Ceremonies: Lericia Harris, News and Sports Anchor/Host with Entercom Radio Atlanta Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jen Welter. First female coach for the NFL..GolfWomenMeanBusiness.com

23 JOHNS CREEK VETERANS ASSOCIATION

Park Place at Newtown School

Please join the group for JCVA business topics, networking, a great time with fellow veterans, and food. jcvets.org/

Morning Sunshine

Afternoon Cool Down

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PARTING THOUGHTS

IT’S CHANGE THAT KEEPS ME YOUNG AT HEART ARTICLE DEBRA BOICE

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INTO

PARK

PLACE

AT

NEWTOWN SCHOOL HEARD SINGING, AND IT CHANGED MY LIFE. As a result of an automobile accident, I left the mortgage business and surrendered to the fact I would not be able to sit or heal from my injuries until I could take a leap of faith to follow a new path. So, I have been walking, shooting baskets, and hitting tennis balls on backboard at Newtown Park for years. When I would walk by Park Place I thought, I am a senior but don’t have any desire to go in. When I finally went through the door a year ago to sign up for a premium-lowering defensive driving class, destiny stepped in and changed my life. The energy was warm, inviting, and friendly.  I met the gracious Marilyn Bergdoll, the Recreation Leader. Down the hall, I heard beautiful singing.  Marilyn told me The Park Place Social Singers were rehearsing and asked if I enjoyed music and singing. I do! I attended my first singalong the following Tuesday morning and immediately felt a part of my new singing community. As the months went by I eventually was able to sit instead of standing during rehearsal.  The vibration of singing is magical and energizes me to the core.  My physical healing was also healing my spirit and soul, giving me hope that I would be able to pursue a new path. I just had to figure out what that passion was. I thought, I'd just keep singing until something unfolds. My patience paid off and I was fortunate to realize my passion for writing. When I began my writing career last year, I thought, "I will keep on singing and see what infinite possibilities the Universe has in store for me!"  42

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