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JULY 2019 PUBLISHER

Jim Newman | jnewman@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Sue Collins | scollins@lifestylepubs.com MARKET AREA ADMINISTRATOR

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Hello friends, SUMMER FOR ME MEANS HAVING MY KIDS HOME FROM SCHOOL AND

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Karyn Slovin | karyn.slovin@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Deborah Caldwell, Chrissie Gallentine, Ansley Pridgen

SPENDING A BIT MORE TIME WITH THEM THAN USUAL. This spring we cele-

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brated two graduations, as my son graduated from college and daughter from high

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school. Each summer when my son came home from college we always joked that we knew he was home because he always left little clues that he was back: cups left on the counter and on the coffee table, snack bowls left in his room, bathroom doors left open...you get the idea!  I have always wanted a huge island in my kitchen and talked about a renovation for years. Finally, this summer I am enjoying a newly renovated kitchen, designed by my clients at Georgia Cabinet Co. in Johns Creek. It’s gorgeous and very functional and I now have my huge island. And now there’s a ton of extra counter space for my son to leave cups everywhere!  All kidding aside, I am very grateful to have any extra time with my kids that I can. And as all parents say, time flies, so enjoy every minute. 

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Already this summer, I have enjoyed a beautiful outdoor concert and ballet performance

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- Vivaldi in the Park put on by the Johns Creek Orchestra and North Atlanta Dance

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor

Theatre, the Johns Creek Secret Garden Tour courtesy of my client Davis & Langford,

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strolled with my daughter at a sip n’ shop event in downtown Alpharetta, toured almost every retirement community in Johns Creek and Alpharetta with my father, took a hard hat tour of the new Halcyon in Alpharetta, and co-hosted a successful Lifestyle Publications advertiser event at 7 Tequilas restaurant in Johns Creek. Phew! I’m not exhausted, just

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JULY 2019

FEATURES 20 Inspired Sisters Summers at Camp Twin Lakes made special.

26 When Giving Means Growing Young Men’s Service League's first year in Johns Creek

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34 A Beautiful Friendship Polo in the Pines honorees bond and buoy us.

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

10

Around Town

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Hot Spot

20 Giving Back 22 Open House 26 Back Stage 28 Culinary Creations 30 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Local Limelight


GOOD TIMES

End-of-the-year Celebration and Picnic Families celebrated the end of the school year at Johns Creek Montessori School of Georgia at Bellmoore Park Club House. The children performed a beautiful ceremony and shared their work. Families and staff ate together, played chess, enjoyed face painting and socializing.

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NOW ENTERING PEACHTREE CORNERS When it comes to first-rate health care, you shouldn’t feel limited. That’s why GMC is proud to announce the opening of our newest premier facility. Located in the heart of Peachtree Corners, this center offers convenient access to a variety of advanced health services—including primary care, corporate health, cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, OB/GYN, orthopedics, 3D mammography and digital X-ray.

At GMC, we’re putting industry-leading health care on the map.

Coming August 2019

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AROUND TOWN

SUPER TEENS Pebble Tossers, a youth development organization, awarded 16 youth volunteers with the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) in recognition of their outstanding service. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exemplary citizenship through volunteering. The following students are commended for their outstanding service: + Greg Galanter, Bronze, Peachtree Charter Middle School + James Jones, Gold, The Lovett School + Ashley Stratton, Gold, The Lovett School + Linda Benton, Gold, The Lovett School + Grace Manning, Silver and Bronze, Autrey Mill Middle School + Areeba Kausar, Bronze, Homeschool

and represent their home state of Georgia at the

+ Henry Guynn, Gold, St. Pius X Catholic High School

Maverik National Lacrosse Classic.  Both girls were

+ Ashna Cheemakurthy, Gold, Northview High School

also selected to play in last year’s tournament. The

+ Ismail Khaderi, Gold, Marvin Ridge Middle School

Maverik National Lacrosse Classic is a national

+ Frank Harris, Gold, Cambridge High School

tournament that includes over 2,000 athletes from

+ Narmeen Babar, Bronze, Atlanta Girls’ School

around the country and over 200 college coaches

+ Komal Babar, Bronze, Alfalah Academy

in attendance.

+ Srikar Karra, Silver, South Forsyth High School + Rhea Pabbati, Gold, Denmark High School + Milan Ronvelwala, Gold, Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology + Ethan Gravely, Bronze, Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School. PebbleTossers.org.

FEEDING OUR HUNGRY

North Fulton Community Charities’ (NFCC) Spring fundraisers raised over $100,000 to help low-income families in need. The 11th Annual Swing Into Action Golf Tournament, presented by Northside Hospital, was held at the Country Club of the South. CAS Group, Charity Guild of Johns Creek,

Local businesses teamed up with newly-opened

Renasant Bank and Roswell Presbyterian Church

6 Bridges Brewing in Johns Creek to sponsor Claws

also sponsored the tournament. Play FORE Good,

for a Cause – a crawfish and shrimp boil benefiting

presented by Synchrony at Topgolf, was a new event

Senior Services North Fulton. With DataScan step-

for NFCC. Founded in 1983, the mission of North

ping up for the second year as presenting sponsor,

Fulton Community Charities is to build self-suffi-

the event helped raise money for Meals on Wheels

ciency and prevent homelessness and hunger in

and a transportation program that helps get home-

our community by providing emergency assistance

bound seniors in North Fulton to their medical

and enrichment programs. The charity has served

appointments. Claws for a Cause was also supported

tens of thousands of individuals in North Fulton in

by Aberdeen Place Hospice, Bonnie Sammons,

the past 35 years. NFCC will host a community cel-

Home Care Assistance, Northside Chapel Funeral

ebration as their fall fundraiser in September titled

Directors, Pegasus Senior Living and Where the

Barbara’s Bash to celebrate long-time executive

Heart Is. The event raised enough money to pro-

director Barbara Duffy NFCCHelp.org.

vide over 1,200 meals to hungry seniors, or almost 90 round-trip rides to medical appointments. SSNorthFulton.org

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NFCC FUND-RAISERS

WESLEYAN SCHOOL WILL OFFER BUS SERVICE THROUGHOUT NORTH METRO AREA For the fifth year, during the 2019-2020 school

Two JCHS lacrosse players, Mary Janell (MJ)

year, Wesleyan School will offer morning and

Tredway, daughter of Mary Eva and Craig Tredway

afternoon bus services throughout the north

and Ava Trankina, daughter of Kim and Tim Trankina,

metro Atlanta area. Routes include Brookhaven,

have been selected to participate to play lacrosse

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AROUND TOWN

(CON TI N U ED)

transformative camp experiences for children and young adults with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges. After spending every other day of the year adapting to the world around them, for one week, camp adapts to them. Camp Twin Lakes provides life-changing experiences at three fully accessible Georgia campsites in Rutledge, Winder, and Warm Springs. Partnering with more than 60 nonprofit organizations, each serving a different population, Camp Twin Lakes creates customized, intentional programming that teaches campers to overcome obstacles, grow in their confidence and capabilities, and experience the joys of childhood. The result is mindful, resilient, and confident children who are prepared to triumph over challenges.  Annually, Buckhead,

Creek,

Camp Twin Lakes’ year-round programs serve

Roswell, Sandy Springs, Suwanee, and Tucker. To

Duluth,

Dunwoody,

Johns

10,000 children, leveraging support from 3,500 volun-

see route details, cost, and anticipated stops, visit

teers. Camp Twin Lakes proudly subsidizes 70 per-

WesleyanSchool.org/bus. Wesleyan School is a

cent of the direct camp costs ($550) for every camper

Christian, independent K-12 college preparatory

served. Most campers attend camp at no cost to their

school located in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. At

families. Learn more at CampTwinLakes.org.

the start of the 2018-2019 school year, Wesleyan enrolled 1,177 students from throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area.

FIGHTING CHILDHOOD CANCER ONE CUP OF LEMONADE AT A TIME DRINK WITH THE FISHES

emerged from the front yard lemonade stand

Save the date for October 4, 2019 for Georgia

of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996

Aquarium's 14th annual Aqua Vino food and wine

– 2004) who at the age of four announced she

social event. Sample wines from around the world

wanted to raise money to help find a cure for all

and taste the best cuisine Atlanta has to offer. You

children with cancer. This is the sixth consec-

won't want to miss the amazing silent auctions and

utive year that Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, with

an exciting night exploring our incredible galleries!

locations in Alpharetta and Peachtree Corners,

GeorgiaAquarium.org

has participated in Lemonade Days. The pol-

CAMP TWIN LAKES DOES SUMMER RIGHT For more than 25 years, Camp Twin Lakes has powered fully adaptive, medically supportive, and 12

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF)

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ished-casual restaurant donates proceeds yearround in support of ALSF’s mission. Firebirds has raised $1.5 million to fight  childhood cancer.  FirebirdsRestaurants.com.


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HOT SPOT

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ARTICLE ELAINE LUCE | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

FOUNDED IN 2004, BOARDROOM IS THE LEADER IN QUALITY MEN’S GROOMING, WITH THE MISSION TO HELP MEN RELAX, LOOK GREAT AND FEEL CONFIDENT. We pulled up a stool and asked about men's hair care. Q: HOW OFTEN SHOULD A GUY GET A HAIRCUT? A: A good clean-up is recommended once every three weeks. It doesn’t matter if your style is long, short, messy, or polished, you should always look like it was done on purpose. Life is hectic and moves very quickly. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and make time for yourself. Scheduling your next appointment before leaving the salon will ensure you maintain your desired look and gives you something to look forward to.  However, walk-ins are welcome, too.  Q: HOW CAN GUYS PROTECT THEIR HAIR AND HEADS DURING THE GEORGIA SUMMER HEAT? A: Sunblock is man’s new best friend.  A healthy scalp is the key to a healthy head of hair. Just like the skin on your face, your scalp needs protection from those harmful rays and damaging outside elements. A baseball cap won’t always give you the protection that you need. A small amount of your favorite SPF 50 sunblock, massaged directly into the scalp, will offer protection and prevent dryness and irritation. You can then style with your favorite go-to product or throw on your favorite baseball cap and enjoy your day of fun in the sun.

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HOT SPOT

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GIVING BACK

An Inspired Summer MEET ANNALISE BERNARDINO OF JOHNS CREEK ANNALISE BERNARDINO OF JOHNS CREEK IS THE OLDEST OF THREE GIRLS, EACH THREE YEARS APART: ANNALISE, ALLIE AND AVA. Their bond is strong, and as the oldest, Annalise, is a natural caretaker. That role was amplified when her youngest sister, Ava, was diagnosed in utero with hypoplastic

Annalise Bernardino and a young camper

left heart syndrome and pulmonary vein stenosis – not one, but two rare and serious health conditions. Today, Ava, 17, is the oldest living child with pulmonary vein stenosis, blockage in the blood vessels that brings oxygen-rich blood from the lungs back to the heart. Annalise watched her sister’s childhood challenges. “She was always the only kid at her school with a serious illness and really struggled. But then, my mom found this camp, and things changed.” For the past decade, Ava has been attending Camp Braveheart, a camp for children with congenital or acquired heart defects, held in partnership with Camp Twin Lakes, a network of camps providing life-changing programs to Georgia’s children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other challenges. “She isn’t pitied at camp, and she has friends who get her. Everyone has similar scars. This is the only place she fits in, and she looks forward to it every year. It’s not enough to hear a doctor say she will be ok – she benefits most from hearing it from her friends at camp,” says  Annalise.

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Camp Braveheart, in partnership with Camp Twin Lakes provides life-changing programs to Georgia's children with serious illnesses, disabilities and other challenges.


Annalise saw the positive impact camp had on Ava and working at Camp Twin Lakes has been a dream ever since. “I want to help give other children the same positive experience she had…where they can just be kids.” With Ava as her inspiration, Annalise is spending 10 weeks this summer as a camp counselor at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, Ga. A rising junior at the University of Kentucky, Annalise is studying to become a family counselor. She wants to work with children who have special needs and their families. Her sister’s inspiration has been a constant theme in her life’s path, and she’s motivated daily by Ava’s kindness, gratitude, and generosity. For example, after a childhood friend and fellow camper passed away, Ava was inspired to create her own foundation called “Stitches of Hope” where she knits beanies and fleece tied blankets to give to kids in the hospital. She was also recently a finalist in a contest to design a hospital gown, and her design will soon be printed on thousands of hospital gowns and distributed across the country. “I have a passion for working with children, especially children with special needs, because they are wonderful, positive people. Having the opportunity to work at Camp Twin Lakes is Pictured L-R: Allie, 19, Ava, 18 and Annalise, 21 at Ava's recent graduation from Northview High School. She is a rising freshman at Maryville College

something I am so grateful for,” said Annalise. For more than 25 years, Camp Twin Lakes has powered fully adaptive, medically supportive, and transformative camp experiences for children and young adults with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges.  After spending every other day of the year adapting to the world around them, for one week, camp adapts to them. Partnering with more than 60 nonprofit organizations, each serving a different population, Camp Twin Lakes creates customized, intentional programming that teaches campers to overcome obstacles, grow in their confidence and capabilities, and experience the joys of childhood.  The result is mindful, resilient, and confident children who are prepared to triumph over challenges.  Annually, Camp Twin Lakes’ year-round programs serve 10,000 children, leveraging support from 3,500 volunteers.  Camp Twin Lakes proudly subsidizes 70 percent of the direct camp costs ($550) for every camper served. Most campers attend camp at no cost to their families. CampTwinLakes.org. July 2019 | Johns Creek Lifestyle

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OPEN HOUSE

Home, Sweet Summer

THREE PROPERTIES THAT PROMISE A PERFECT SUMMER... AND BEYOND

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2935 Thompson Mill Road

2935 THOMPSON MILL ROAD, GAINESVILLE ($1,100,000) This interesting home is an artist’s dream. There’s not a square room in the huge structure and it was built around the million-dollar views of Lake Lanier with Georgia marble accents throughout. The owner’s green thumb shows in all the lush, blooming flora all over the property. There are multiple decks overlooking the stunning pool and lake and the relaxing screened porch is a napper’s paradise. Every room has a lake or pool view, so owners enjoy an endless summer. The gorgeous vertical garden by the pool was once a waterfall, but now it drips with blooming color. 3480 COOK ROAD, GAINESVILLE ($1,590,000) The builder/owner spared no expense on this stunning lake home. Not only does it have a dock on Lake Lanier, a waterfall and 3480 Cook Road

stream leading to the dock, and grounds manicured like a resort, it was built for horse lovers. It sits on three acres surrounded by 34 acres of Corps of Engineers land, so there is plenty of room

2435 PILGRIM MILL CIRCLE, CUMMING ($1,595,000)

to ride. There is currently a riding ring and pasture with horse

This distinctive Mediterranean home was built for entertaining

fencing. The barn is currently being used as a guest house, but

and warm weather fun. The sliding doors in the kitchen, family

could easily be renovated back into a barn. Swimming, boating,

room and master bedroom disappear into the walls to connect

riding, or just relaxing to the sound of the waterfall, this home

the entire main floor to the screened-in heated pool and lanai

gives you the choice.

deck with hot tub. The main floor becomes one big outdoor party room. Guests can walk to the dock on Lake Lanier where they can swim, boat, paddle board, ski, or just enjoy nature. The present owner, Steve Zack, describes the effect of the disappearing doors, “[They] seamlessly blend the open layout of the home with the

For more info, call Bev Knight with the Good

natural charms of the lake.” This cool house also has a secret

Life Group Lanier at 770.536.4416, or visit

room, elevator, wine cellar, and media room.

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BACK STAGE

WHEN GIVING MEANS GROWING

YOUNG MEN’S SERVICE LEAGUE'S FIRST YEAR IN JOHNS CREEK

ARTICLE DEBORAH CALDWELL | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

A LITTLE OVER ONE YEAR AGO, CREATING THIS NEW CHAP-

game of wheelchair basketball or playing bingo with senior citizens.

TER OF YOUNG MEN’S SERVICE LEAGUE WAS JUST AN IDEA.

All of these opportunities allow our sons to pause, reflect and think

It quickly grew as mothers and sons who wanted to serve together

upon something outside of themselves. It allows them to participate

to impact their community signed up. We launched with the Class

in something bigger, to be a part of the greater good and to make

of 2021 and 2022 and have served more than 2500 hours this year.

connections with people from all walks of life. In these experiences,

Sixteen young men earned a YMSL Service Award and three of our

growth occurs as we watch them better understand the world.

freshmen earned the Presidential Service Award, which includes a

The boys also develop leadership skills during the monthly

medal and a signed certificate from President Trump. It has truly

meetings. Interacting with nationally renowned speakers gives

been a year of making a difference.

the young men a new perspective to consider. With a curriculum

Each service event provides its own opportunity to learn. It

that is based on age appropriate life skills, real life is discussed

could be sorting and packing food for families who struggle with

and learning how to navigate the changes life brings is invaluable.

food insecurity or cheering on the athletes competing at the Special

Discovering their own voice and their own strength is a needed

Olympics. Sometimes, it is scorekeeping an extremely competitive

step on the path to maturity.

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The conversations that are sparked from these encounters truly

The Young Men’s Service League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit national

touch the heart. It stirs something in them when they see things that

organization. Members of YMSL are moms and their teenage sons

are not part of their everyday existence. Questions are asked, solu-

who volunteer together to serve their local communities during his

tions are explored and change is demanded. This exposure may be

four years of high school. YMSL currently represents over 7,000

the most important takeaway. The desire to change the world and

moms and 8,000 young men as part of 94 chapters across 15 states.

the thought that it is possible and within reach is something that you

YMSL offers moms service opportunities and time together with

can’t teach, but must experience first hand.

her son(s) to grow their relationship and to instill in him a heart of

Joining this new chapter has proven to be rewarding for both

service to last a lifetime. In addition to service, as part of its four-year

mothers and sons. It has been an exciting ride to be a founding

comprehensive program, YMSL teaches leadership and life skills to

member and to have the chance to set the direction of our chapter.

develop our young men to become the capable, confident and com-

To choose the philanthropies, to provide the support and to create

passionate leaders of tomorrow.

the events that matter to our community has been a gift and we cannot wait to see what year two will bring!

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CULINARY CREATIONS

CHEERS TO INDEPENDENCE SIX BRIDGES BREWING IS A FAMILY AFFAIR

ARTICLE STAFF PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

The taproom was built to be family-friendly, with games, darts, cornhole, food trucks on Friday and Saturday nights, trivia on Tuesdays.

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SIX BRIDGES BREWING IS THE BRAINCHILD OF CHARLES AND CLAY GRIDLEY, A FATHER AND SON DUO THAT DECIDED TO TURN THEIR PASSION FOR BEER INTO JOHNS CREEK’S FIRST AND ONLY BREWERY. Charles was a chemical engineer, and Clay was a firefighter, and once Charles retired, they decided that it was the perfect time to put their brewing knowledge to good use. Charles and Clay built the brewery in a property in Johns Creek and did much of the hard work themselves.    They hired Bryan Johnson and Alex Ciaburri, brewers who have been around the brewing industry in Georgia for years, who could build upon their recipes and expand on the styles and creativity as they grow. 11455 Lakefield Dr, Suite 300, Johns Creek SixBridgesBrewing.com July 2019 | Johns Creek Lifestyle

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JULY

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

1

TEEN IMPROV & SKETCH FESTIVAL Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church

Improvisation/performance skills, playwriting/sketch comedy with a focus on

improvisation and sketch comedy per-

formance. Students will learn both long and short-form improv games, movement, and sketch comedy writing that

PROTECTING WHAT MAT TER S MOST TO YOU

will be used as inspiration for mash-up musical

madness!

Pair

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3 INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION Newtown Park

Celebrate our country's independence at Newtown Park with live music by Crystal Clear Band (dance party band), activities, food, and an exceptional fireworks display. Grab a spot on the terraced amphitheater lawn with a home-packed picnic or food from food trucks. Cold beer and wine will be available for purchase. 

6 DUNWOODY FARMERS MARKET Brook Run Park

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Are You and Your Child Ready to experience our Community? We provide an authentic Montessori environment, where each child’s needs are respected and everyone works together for the good of the community. Our focus is always on helping the child develop natural talent and ability in a caring, peaceful environment. We help children develop independence, aiding their physical, emotional, and cognitive development. We equip each of our vibrant classroom communities with high quality Montessori materials designed to meet the child’s individual needs in learning style and pace. These didactic Montessori materials give each child exactly what they need.

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15 12TH ANNUAL SE FRIENDS OF STEPHEN SILLER GOLF TOURNAMENT Country Club of the South

Continental Breakfast with bloody mary & mimosa bar and a silent auction. Reception following the tournament, Full hot lunch for all players & sponsors. $1,200 per foursome. Registration deadline: July 9. Limited space available.

15 GREY OWL APPRECIATION WEEK 6250 Abbotts Bridge Road

Try any class during Community Appreciation Week - mat yoga, aerial yoga, meditation, ashtanga or dance for only $10. Each visit enters you into our raffle to win a Manduka Prolite Mat and 1 Month Unlimited Mat Yoga

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15 NORTH CHAPTER PRO-AM The Standard Club

The Georgia PGA is one of the 41 Sections of the PGA of America. Its membership includes over 850 PGA professionals working at over 260 golf courses, clubs, and ranges throughout the state.


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18 ART NIGHT

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT POLO IN THE PINES HONOREES BOND AND BUOY US

A Beautiful Friendship ARTICLE ANSLEY PRIDGEN | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

POLO IN THE PINES IS AN ANNUAL CHARITY POLO EVENT FOUNDED BY TINA FOWLER AND FAMILY, HELD ON OCTOBER 5 AND 6, BENEFITING CHILDREN’S HEALTHCARE OF ATLANTA, FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH. The seventh annual event and will be full of amazing additions such as a Veuve Cliquot sponsorship, Audi partnership, Atlanta Polo Brunch Festival, vendor market and much more. Lifestyle Publications has been a proud sponsor since the event’s inception. This year, the event ambassador is Madison Williams, a talented young singer/songwriter. Last year, the Polo in the Pines honoree was 5-year-old, Caroline Brewer. Madison and Caroline met in 2017 and formed an instant bond. Madison was the first girl Caroline met with a bald spot, and they both still have them. They are friends for life.  While they have seen each other regularly at events since they met, their bond continues to grow. Those who know young Caroline understand that she doesn’t hold still for long. She will willingly climb up into your lap or let you hold her in your arms, but she wiggles away before long. When Madison holds her, she remains remarkably calm. Madison and Caroline both have Grade III Anaplastic Ependymoma, a rare type of brain cancer, with only 50 cases reported each year.

BFFs Caroline Brewer and Madison Williams at last year's Polo in the Pines.

Madison believes that there is a purpose to everything -- every journey, every joy, and every hardship.   Madison also started a charity called Purpose, founded to improve pediatric cancer patient’s lives. She is a talented songwriter and singer and has

Polo in the Pines is an annual charity polo event with proceeds dedicat-

released her own album. Her hope is to record and produce one

ed to The Sharon McCollum Knight Polo in the Pines Pediatric Cancer

of her new songs, debut it at Polo in the Pines and raise additional

Research Fund at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Lifestyle Publica-

funds for pediatric brain cancer research through her music. Join

tions is a proud media sponsor for the two-day event. Join us with spon-

us in celebrating this remarkable young woman!

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