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FEBRUARY 2019

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THE BUSINESS OF LOVE

PRENUPS, NOT PRESUMPTIONS

FROM PARIS, WITH LOVE


JOHNS CREEK LIFESTYLE READERS

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

Since we are also celebrating the love

FEBRUARY 2019

of handmade art in this issue, I'm sharing a photo of one of my favorite new

PUBLISHER

Jim Newman | jnewman@lifestylepubs.com

sodas. Cannonborough Craft Sodas  are made in Charleston. In 2019, they

EDITOR

celebrate becoming available in over

Sue Collins | scollins@lifestylepubs.com

200 retailers and restaurants in the

MARKET SUPPORT DIRECTOR

South East and beyond. Cheers!

HELLO LOVELIES!

I USED TO BE A BIG FAN OF THE ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE SUNDAY NEW YORK TIMES. Those pages were the icing on the tiered cake after reading every word of the Sunday Styles section. The fairytale stories of often unlikely and

Darce Richardson | darce.richardson@lifestylepubs.com SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Karyn Slovin | karyn.slovin@lifestylepubs.com ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

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

finally requited love in “Weddings/Celebrations” were often like Hallmark movie scripts.

EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

I mean, how often do two people who were in kindergarten together meet 30 years later,

Kendra Gensemer

bungee jumping off the same river gorge bridge in Queenstown New Zealand as a part of post-divorce Me Trip where they fall in love, but work in medicine on opposite coasts so agree to buy a home exactly half way, setting up a non-profit in Waco, Neb. to benefit their common (surprise, surprise) interest - the disappearing Piping Plover?  

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Dennis Malcolm Byron, Cliff Davis, Nancy Flaherty, Katelyn Kladder, Carrie Whitney CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Dennis Malcolm Byron, Aubry Canales, Lauren Turner

All these reports of young love, happenstance and happily ever after now leave me longing. I mean who really cares about these real life love stories, except the bride and groom, bride and bride or groom and groom? I’ve been married 30 years. I had my fairytale story but come on, that was a long time ago.   Valentine’s Day can leave us feeling lonely or loved. Or, both.  

CORPORATE TEAM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt

I’m very fortunate that my husband and I can celebrate simply by having dinner

CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry

together, toasting to our resilience, shared history and how we agree on important

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore

things, like going to bed early and staying in on Valentine’s Day. Take that, Hallmark! This month on the 14th, I’ll actually be in Northern Michigan with my girlfriends on a snowshoeing and winery tour through the Leelanau Peninsula. My husband loves me so lets me go. That’s my kind of love story.  

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson EDITORIAL MANAGER Nicolette Martin AD MANAGER Chad Jensen REGIONAL SALES DIRECTORS John Newman | Eric Williams WEB APPLICATIONS Michael O’Connell

I hope the bungee jumpers make it to 30 years! Enjoy this issue.   xo ARIZONA | CALIFORNIA | COLORADO | CONNECTICUT | FLORIDA | GEORGIA IDAHO | ILLINOIS | KANSAS | MARYLAND | MINNESOTA | MISSOURI | MONTANA NEVADA | NEW JERSEY | NORTH CAROLINA | OHIO | OKLAHOMA | OREGON TENNESSEE | TEXAS | VIRGINIA | WASHINGTON

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INSIDE THE ISSUE FEBRUARY 2019

FEATURES 22 Single and Looking? Modern matchmaking with One on One.

34 Prenups, not Presumptions Brenner studies the business of love.

22 34

38 Northview High School Cheer Sqaud First in our hearts.

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

8

Around Town

14

Driver’s Notebook

18

City Scene

24 Road Trip 28 Travel Destination 34 Giving Back 36 Lifestyle Calendar 38 Local’s Choice


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AROUND TOWN

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OUTDOOR AMENITY SPECIALISTS senior residents in November and December. This year almost 1,400 individuals volunteered for the holiday assistance program. The volunteers did everything from set up and clean up to helping families shop for toys and carry groceries. Many more volunteers organized food and toy drives throughout the area. “I have seen

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FORD MUSTANG GT COUPE PREMIUM The 2018 review model of this iconic 5.0-liter V8, four-passenger muscle car was dipped in the signature head-turning Orange Fury, and accentuated with the GT Performance package including ebony black painted aluminum wheels. Add the deafening gallop of 460 horses under the hood, a user-friendly interface with voice-activated touchscreen, 12-speaker Shaker Pro audio system, a performance wing, and every sports car enthusiast’s dream—six-speed manual—and there’s virtually nothing left to be desired. The wallet-friendly starting price of $39K makes this iconic brand even more attractive. This year, look out for the return of the legendary Bullitt edition and gorgeous California Special packages becoming available once again. Price: $39,095 (MSRP); $52,360 with all options For more information, visit Ford.com .   KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR…

THE 2019 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL Last year’s prestigious Black Label review model presented one of the most spacious back seats in its class, a load of amenities to pamper passengers including massagers in all four seats, a library-quiet cabin, 3.0-liter GTDI V-6 engine, and AWD for optimal maneuverability; its highly lauded “Reserve “ trim promises to have the Technology Package coming as a standard feature in 2019. The 80th Continental edition has mouths watering with the revival of yesteryear’s center-opening coach doors as well. 

THE 2019 BUICK ENCORE ESSENCE Subcompact crossovers were immensely popular in 2018, and Buick Encore was one of the standouts for this segment. In 2019, the Essence trim comes with a more powerful 1.4-liter turbo engine, a plethora of safety and technology features along with the standard WiFi, heated front seats, remote start, and a Bose premium sound system to name a few enhancements. February 2019 | Johns Creek Lifestyle

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Breathe Deep IT’S TAX TIME

WHAT SHOULD WE BE DOING NOW RIGHT NOW TO GET READY FOR A SEAMLESS TAX SEASON?  January is the time for planning, gathering and organizing for a smooth tax season.  We asked our friends at Davis & Langford CPA of Johns Creek to hold our hand as we start our planning. Attention in January is more important than ever given the changes brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) and the revised “postcard” sized 1040 forms. Here's their advice:

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PL ANNING

Planning – Planning that results in tax savings has all been completed by December 31, 2018. Your final estimated tax payment was due January 15, 2019.  Now we are planning the actual preparation process.  Some of the questions you should be considering:

+ Who will prepare the 2018 tax return? When large changes occur, many self-preparers choose to use a paid preparer.  For 2018, it’s a good time to consider doing this even if you have always prepared your return in the past. The law changed dramatically, and the forms changed, too.  It will not be as simple as doing what you did last year.

+ What changed from last year in your own situation? New job, started a business, retired, invested in more sophisticated investments like public limited partnerships – these changes may impact the timing of when you can file by when all information will be available.

+ Prepare a checklist of information you used in 2017 to help you track what you need for 2018.

GATHERING

Gathering – Most information returns must be reported to you and the IRS by January

31, 2019. You will need to be monitoring the incoming mail for Forms W-2, 1099, and 1098.  Charities also send out annual statements during this time.  Your stockbroker is not required to send their consolidated 1099 forms until mid-February.  The broker forms are often revised so you should check last year’s forms to see if this happened. Use a large envelope available where you sort and open your mail.  Put the tax documents in right away.  If you receive them electronically, then use a central folder on your computer to accumulate the documents.

ORGANIZING

Organizing – If you have been diligent in planning and gathering, the organizing process

will go quickly. At the end of January, you should compare the documentation received to the checklist you put together.  Follow up on missing information and you are ready to begin preparing your return.  Don’t start the return until you are comfortable that you have all the required information.  Piecemeal tax preparation is an invitation for an IRS notice or a high tax preparation bill

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IN TODAY’S DIGITAL WORLD, FIND-

dating concept for several years and con-

ING “THE ONE” CAN FEEL A BIT LIKE

tinuously received requests for more

ONLINE SHOPPING WITHOUT THE

specialized service. She launched One on

EASY RETURN POLICY. When it comes

One to cater to professionals who were too

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matchmaking offers a more personal

potential love interests.

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full force and has nearly 300 active mem-

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the seating.

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One on One and Eight at Eight are sepa-

“The main difference is when people do

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online dating, they are essentially marketing

tage of both. And both have led to plenty

themselves,” says Jennifer Miotke, president,

of success stories. For example, Katie*, a

One on One Matchmaking. “Obviously, they

busy attorney in her late 20s, was friendly

market themselves well. When you go to a

and fun but too busy to date.

matchmaker, you have a filter.”

“She said she had no time for a social life

And that filter can guarantee important

and to just put her at every table because

factors like current photos or that a poten-

after all, she had to eat,” says Walmsley.

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“Sure enough, on her tenth dinner date and

a matchmaker has the inside scoop on your

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them every year that include pictures of

One on One matchmakers generate hun-

their growing family.”

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of One on One are diverse in character-

the past two decades.

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One on One achieves relationship suc-

they share professional success and a

cess by offering customized screening to

desire to meet the right person at the right

give clients tailor-matched introductions.

time. Consider Ben, a 30-year-old yogi

Your matchmaker works like a best friend

who immediately fell for jiu jitsu-practic-

who genuinely wants you to find love. The

ing attorney Emma. For Miotke, the match

process starts with an extensive personal

was intuitive – both clients were intense,

interview, an in-person meeting and a real-

open-minded people.

istic profile. The matchmakers schedule

Many of the matches at One on One fol-

dates for you and can recommend stylists

low that pattern. When your matchmaker

and photographers, as well as offer dating

sets you up, it’s probably going to be a fit.

advice. And like a best friend, a matchmaker will review the date with you afterwards. Founder of One on One Matchmaking Sarah Kathryn Walmsley had run a dinner

If you are ready to meet your match, find One on One at 1on1matchmaking.com or Eight at Eight at 8at8.com. * All client names have been changed.

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ROAD TRIP

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THE PERFECT ROMANTIC GETAWAY As we all know, there’s no shortage of places to stay along the Gulf of Mexico in Florida. But even if you’ve been going to the Gulf Coast your whole life, you may not have experienced a place quite like this. A corner of heaven, the Henderson Park Inn provides the rare chance to truly relax. This intimate bed & breakfast, with just 36 rooms, is perched along the pristine white beaches and crystal-clear water of the Gulf of Mexico, offering authentic Southern hospitality, understated elegance, privacy, and exquisite local flavor at the award-winning on-site restaurant, Beach Walk Café. Henderson Park Inn is a longtime favorite of visitors and locals looking for a quiet vacation or quick getaway. Blending modern luxury with coastal rustic charm, the Inn takes you back to another time. This getaway exudes tranquility hard to match and is miles away from the bustle of the Emerald Coast while still being centrally located near all the great things Destin has to offer. Each thoughtfully decorated suite is distinctive and features breathtaking views of the Gulf’s emerald green water. The attentive staff caters to your every need from the moment you enter. You room greets you with romantic music, a bottle of wine and two glasses, a vase of roses, as well as grapes and gourmet chocolates. No detail is overlooked. The 36 rooms are designed to make "staying in" completely acceptable or if you want to explore the area, leave the car keys in your room and get around Scenic 98 on a pair of complimentary bikes; it's what the locals do. Grab your picnic lunch provided by the Inn and claim a spot for two on the beach nestled along the Henderson Beach State Preserve — there’s ample room to find some seclusion. For total pampered privacy in your suite, think sumptuous bedding, a flat-screen TV, plus concierge service for any additional needs (or wants). Enjoy a romantic dinner without ever leaving the Henderson Park Inn. Dinner on the outdoor CONTINUED >

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a quick trip to paris

IS THERE EVER SUCH A THING AS A QUICK TRIP TO PARIS? IF I ONLY HAD THREE DAYS... ARTICLE NANCY FLAHERTY, GRACEINPARIS.COM PHOTOGRAPHY LAUREN TURNER

WHEN TRAVELING TO FRANCE, I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO STAY IN DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS AND DURING EACH VISIT I ALWAYS FIND SOMETHING NEW ABOUT PARIS. If you only have three days, here are my suggestions for a memorable trip.

Day One Most flights from the U.S. leave in the evening and land in the morning in Paris. Staying in a boutique hotel is my choice. Le Dokhan, in the Trocadero district with its Louis Vuitton elevator (arguably one of the most Instagrammed in the world) has a lovely salon style bar for evening cocktails.    Hotel JoBo in Le Marias is also a favorite, with rooms decorated in the style that Josephine Bonaparte would have adored.    Hôtel D’Aubusson in Saint Germain-des-pres, with its jazz club in the lobby has lovely guest suites.  Getting around in Paris is so easy when you have a digital map in your hands. Using Google Maps to find directions, I love to ride the metro like a local - je ne sais quois attitude is not required but it is fun to pretend. A good strong café crème and a croissant at any outdoor cafe is perfection for beginning the day.  This allows me to sit and people watch – one of my very favorite 28

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Nancy Flaherty is the founder and editor of the online magazine, GraceinParis.com Nancy’s passion for fashion brings her to Paris several times a year where she and her Paris editor, Jacqueline Sablayrolles, have become experts on finding the hidden shops containing everything from Haute-Couture to Resale, always with Parisian flair.

pastimes in any big city, but especially Paris. My favorite is Le Nemours in the area known as Palais-Royal. It sits right on a square between the Musée du Louvre and Palais Royal Gardens. In Saint Germain-des-pres, on the main avenue there is Café de Flore or Les Deux Magots. Whichever neighborhood you land in, take some time the first afternoon to get to know the lay of the land. All of the neighborhood streets in Paris can meander from district to district – go ahead and get lost in the architecture and feel of the city.  Be sure to look for the Eiffel Tower above the rooftops – it’s always a pleasant surprise to me when I see the grand iron lady peeking from above to greet me and encourage me on my adventure.  I take thousands of pictures of places I want to come back to on my wanderings.  Window pictures are my favorite memories of Paris.    Have an early dinner, perhaps a bowl of onion soup, and do not skip the baguette!

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Day Two On day two, the Musée du Lourve is a wonderful place to get lost, but with only three days, I would be very specific in choosing which galleries to visit. If you are desperate to see the Mona Lisa, get to the museum before opening to secure a place early in line. The museum at Foundation Louis Vuitton is a treasure of a building with a restaurant (sit at the bar and enjoy a cocktail) and the roof-top terrace with views of Paris is not to be missed. The Yves Saint Laurent museum is a  treat for fashion historians with Monsieur’s office perfectly preserved, just as if he were expected at any moment for a couture appointment with a social maven needing a gown for her next charity event.  Walking around the districts, there are quite a few boutiques to explore. Be sure to go in and see the ones that you would not find at home, most are owned by interesting people with lovely stories of how they became shopkeepers. A heartfelt “Bon jour, Madame” is always appropriate no matter what level of French you are comfortable with.  Shopping in Saint Germaindes-pres is like Main St. USA - Parisian style. The boutiques, vendors, and coffee shops are amazing to wander in and out. Eléonore Emaldi’s current fashions, with her beautiful choice of fabrics, are precious. Le 3 Marche is museum-like for vintage Chanel or Hermes.  You might meet the designers or someone of note in any one of these boutiques. 30

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Day Three Day three can begin at the YSL museum, and Avenue Montagne for window shopping is a great place for a stroll. I adore having lunch on the terrace of Le Avenue for a lobster club sandwich and of course pommes frites; enjoying a glass of champagne to toast the day is a must. The Trocadero district, with its view of the Eiffel tower is also a wonderful place for lunch. Café Carette has the best macaroons in Paris.  A walk to Rue de la Pompe's resale and vintage shops is essential.  You can find treasures here for reasonable prices if you are willing to take the time to look.  There are so many places to dine in Paris.  For a special treat if the weather is nice, head to Le Bristol for lunch in the garden. Brunch at Claus or Trieze au Jardin are a trendy treat, and Trieze is owned by a Southern belle from Charleston – be prepared for biscuits Parisian style. In the evenings, the Cristal Room at Musée Baccarat shines bright, Bistrot du Sommelier offers a dinner with wine pairings for each delectable course, or the beautiful La Librairie in Place Chopin where you dine surrounded by books are three of my favorites. I keep a diary of my visits to Paris. My book is full of notes and anecdotes of my time in this beautiful city with my friends. We have created memories that I will cherish for a lifetime. 

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GIVING BACK

“IT’S IMPORTANT TO DEFINE THE ECONOMIC WORKINGS OF A MARRIAGE, TO PROTECT ASSETS AS WELL AS OUTLINE THE NON-FINANCIAL TERMS,” SAYS BRENNER.

ARTICLE SUE G. COLLINS PHOTOGRAPHY AUBRY CANALES

Prenups, not Presumptions BRENNER STUDIES THE BUSINESS OF LOVE EMILY BRENNER BELIEVES THE BEST TIME TO TALK ABOUT THE END OF A MARRIAGE IS AT THE BEGINNING OF A MARRIAGE. Couples in love should lay it all on the table, discuss who gets what, and the intricacies like how they will raise the kids, manage bills and what she calls “the analogue for living together.”  “One person may be in a marriage that looks like his parents and one might be in a marriage from a magazine,” says Ms. Brenner, the unflinching founder of Brenner  Law Group, with offices in Roswell.  “It’s best to talk about expectations and consequences when you’re happy, not during such an intense time of your life.” Brenner has been practicing law for 35 years, helping couples before they separate, and helping navigate the many tribulations and tributaries of divorce if the time comes. She has a unique perspective, not only as a successful divorcee, but also a licensed counseling psychologist and ordained rabbi.  And, while she brings a thoroughly thoughtful perspective to the table, she is also a fierce negotiator and bulldog of a litigator.  34

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All of these skills are tapped when helping a couple write a prenuptial contract. “There was once a time when our families were tribes and marriage was a business deal, with a contract,” says Brenner. Now, couples are expected to leap from love to the business of marriage with little or no discussion of (or guidance in) the nuts and bolts of running a household, family or relationship.  “It’s important to define the economic workings of a marriage, to protect assets as well as outline the non-financial terms,” says Brenner. “Talk about kids, those already in the family from different marriages, and those yet to be born. Protect them.” She notes that custody and child support can only be decided by the court at the time of divorce. “But, think about these relationships.”  In our society, she says, we focus on the rights of empowered adults and don’t always look at children as members of our “dysfunctional tribe.” It’s this tribe that Brenner loves to dissect and protect. The typical family unit is changing, and a prenup will buoy a couple and all their dysfunction in divorce. To write a prenup, the couple shares a list of their assets. “There is no boilerplate. The contract is flexible, negotiable and we write it together.”  She has included pet custody in prenups and sees a trend toward including a health declaration (STD free or not?) as a part of the contract.   “It’s a PrenupUP - there are many new ideas for couples to consider,” says Brenner whose firm bills hourly and suggests everyone review any contract (including the prenup that she helps write) with his/her own attorney before signing.  “We have a hard time thinking about the business aspect of marriage. We are supposed to believe love conquers all and that money doesn’t enter the equation. But so many of divorces are rooted in money politics,” says Brenner.  Already on board with a reassuring prenup on file? Note that with changes in 2019  tax laws, alimony is no longer deductible, so you may want to adjust any figures in your contract.  Happily married with wills, pensions, insurance policies in place? Brenner says you might want to look at drawing up a postnup to create your own analog for the rest of your days together. “I’ve had clients who want to define their financial relationship decades into marriage. Retirement brings new decisions and realities,” she says.   BrennerLawGroup.com 404.751.8868 555 Sun Valley Drive Suite N-4 Roswell, GA 30076 February 2019 | Johns Creek Lifestyle

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Club members will learn strategies, game variations and perhaps have the opportunity to participate in a tournament. Ages 5 and above.770.360.8897 AFPLS.org/ocee-branch6 

9 YOUNG ARTISTS Ocee Library

Basic techniques of drawing, painting, elements of art, principles of design, and

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5 and up. Saturdays: February 9, 23. March 16, 30. April 13, 27. May 4. 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 770.360.8897  AFPLS.org/ocee-branch6 

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Georgia Aquarium

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will mark its debut at the Georgia Aquarium. Expect specialty cocktails, dinner created by Les Dames d'Escoffier International - Atlanta Chapter Chefs, dancing, casino games, tributes, auctions.

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I F YO U C A N D R E A M I T,

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10 SUNDAY SOCIAL Autry Mill

Join heritage staff on the front porch of one of our historic buildings for an open house and participate as we make a vintage recipe. We’ll recreate delicious treats

using

old-fashioned

kitchen

tools and listen to stories of the yesteryear. Register online, space limited. Children are welcome but please note this is a “grown up and me” experience.  autreymill.org/sunday-socials/ 

28 FAST AFTERSCHOOL TUTORING Ocee Library

FAST tutors are high school students who can help younger students with English/language arts, math, sciences, and social studies. Elementary and Middle

schoolers

welcome. Ryland.

johnon@fultoncountyga.gov

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LOCAL’S CHOICE ARTICLE SUE G. COLLINS | PHOTOGRAPHY MICHAEL W. THOMAS

NORTHVIEW HIGH SCHOOL CHEER SQ AUD FIRST IN OUR HEARTS

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2.

2-4-6-8, WHO DO WE APPRECIATE? We love these girls! They are talented athletes, accomplished students and... understanding young ladies. Last month, we mistakenly named Northview High, Northside High. Our apologies to all our readers and especially the cheer squad and coaches, Valerie Moyer and Erica Waters. Cheers to all the members of the Northview Cheer Squad. Have a great semester! Abbey Ammons, Annysa Andrews, Lauren Bates, Madison Brown, Cameron Chappell,

Jade

Cortese,

Hailey

Crisostomo, Cayla Duke, Gigi Fulbright, Sarah

Hoenig,

Samantha

Izzi,

Erin

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We absolutely LOVE our relationship with Children’s Dental Zone. The colorful, creative, personal and excellent experience we get every single time is why we have made it our children’s dentist. We feel so blessed. ~ Kim Sijm

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