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Lifestyle Letter

Happy Hols PNL, DECEMBER 2017

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Emily Brenner, Karyn Slovin, Sue Collins

t snowed November 4 in Northern Michigan, dusting my old stomping grounds with the promise of the December holidays. Here in Atlanta, I look for fresh magnolia branches tied with red gingham ribbon and outdoor pots puffed up with red dogwood, vine balls, pine boughs, bittersweet, purple pansies, Redbor kale and cabbages to signal the coming of my favorite holiday season. I scavenged for some giant pine cones on a recent trip to Hilton Head and will dot my Christmas decor with them, remembering when my mom brought me a basket of the huge pine cones she found in the yard of her and my step-dad’s place there.

Forty years earlier, she and I filled paper grocery bags with tiny versions (these mini pine cones were no bigger than a thumbnail) for a Girl Scout project. We saved tuna cans all year and my dad painted them matte black at his shop. Then, we used epoxy to glue 1” pieces of 3/4” copper pipe that he’d cut for us, into the center of the cans to hold a red taper candle. My fellow scouts and I glued the tiny pine cones onto the outside of the little cans, tied together two candles (probably with red gingham ribbon) and voila - gifts for our mothers. We had those pine cone candle holders for years and I’m sure families in our hometown did, too.  This year, I’ll visit the wholesale florist with my dear friend Sean O’Keefe and chose bundles of fresh flowers that call out to me. My two daughters will spread them out on the kitchen table, collecting every vase and vessel in the house and arrange the blooms for every room.  I’d say it’s a tradition. It’s our second year doing this, so yes, it’s our new tradition. It’s never too late to start making new holiday memories.  I’m so nostalgic. Especially at this time of year.

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Around Town

SmileBright AROUND FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

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SPARKLE SANDY SPRINGS Join the City of Sandy Springs for a month-long community lighting event, Sparkle Sandy Springs.  Set on the Heritage Sandy Springs Entertainment Lawn, the kick-off event on Sunday, December 3, will feature performances from choral groups, a fire pit, refreshments and much more, perfect for an enchanted evening out. The lighted art installation will “wow” families with seven-foot-tall wooden houses painted and decorated in a joyful theme by various community organizations, along with other decorations throughout the lawn to create a festive atmosphere. Visitors can stroll through the magical, walkable light display through December 31. This event, sponsored in part by ACE Hardware and Wyatt’s Millworks, both local Sandy Springs businesses, is free and open to the public. VisitSandySprings.org for more details!

THE GIFT THAT GOES If you’re like us, you’re always thinking of your next vacation. Our

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CAC CELEBRATES More than 340 supporters attended the 15th Annual Vintage Affair raising $117,000 for Community Assistance Center. Guests enjoyed food from the best local restaurants, wine tasting and fun live and silent auctions. The event in October was hosted by Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church. Since almost everything was donated for the gala event, almost every dollar

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raised goes to help neighbors in need. The Vintage Affair is CAC's largest annual fundraiser and supports programs to prevent homelessness and hunger in the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody communities. The giving continued, with more than 160 local children receiving new jackets at CAC recently. The Knights of Columbus Council 16513 of CAC member congregation Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic Church received the funding from the Society of St. Vincent De Paul and coordinated the distribution with CAC. The light weight winter jackets were distributed to CAC families from Sandy Springs and Dunwoody, to girls and boys ages from pre-K through

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high school. CAC accepts donations of new and gently used clothing for men, women and children as well as home goods and furniture. Bring your donations to CAC at 8607 Roswell Road.


CHOP CHOP Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm is all about family. Their family's goal is to provide everyone with a Christmas tree that will last for the

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season and memories that will last a lifetime. Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Forsyth County, this will be Bottoms’ 21st year selling Christmas Trees to North Georgia.  Running through December 23, they have a huge selection of Choose and Cut trees out in the fields, as well as fresh cut Fraser Firs from North Carolina.  Enjoy a hayride, hot cup of apple cider, s'mores around the

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fire, and much more family farm activities this Christmas season. It's Christmas y'all!!   

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Do you have questions about real estate? Would you like to see your home featured here? Call me I’d love the opportunity to interview with you to list your home. “You will not find an agent in Atlanta who will work harder to find you the perfect property. Thanks for everything Lucas!” - Myrna Everett, Producer: House Hunters, HGTV

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Local’s Choice

Tecnifibre Tennis Tecnifibre is the high tech tennis equipment company. From racquets to bags, and even strings, Tecnifibre leads the way. Are you looking for a new frame for the upcoming ALTA season? Maybe you are taking lessons. Tecnifibre has a new line with a racquet to fit your game at Tecnifibre.com or local sports retail stores.

OnCore Genius Golf Ball OnCore Golf has created a golf ball with GPS embedded right in the ball. Sure the Genius ball is $25, but if it saves you from losing a half-dozen balls with its GPS capability, you are winning in the wallet. As a golf ball company OnCore has made big strides in just three years. Available at PGA Superstore or OncoreGolf.com.

Purequosa Purequosa organic spray is not just for you, but all of your athletic clothing equipment and shoes. Keep everything clean and fresh at home or bring with you when you travel. Purequosa is an energy boost for your skin. Spray from temple to toes and everything in between. A bargain for $5 and up, on Amazon.com.

ARTICLE RICK LIMPERT

JUST FOR JOCKS I

f your New Year's resolutions include a declaration to get off the couch and spend more

time away from the computer screen, 2018 might be the perfect year to create a better

Mujjo iPhone X Case/Cover I'm not sure if you call the new Mujjo iPhone X encasement a case or a cover, but it's quality leather rises 1mm above the edge of the glass, creating a raised bezel that keeps abrasive surfaces away from your screen. It also has a hidden Japanese microfiber embedded for extra padding. This is a case you can take on a hiking trail or cycling, and it will hold up to the elements and vibrations. Check out the new Olive color for $45, at Mujjo.com or Amazon.

and healthier you. Living in the South provides a change of seasons, but also 12 months of possible outdoors time to not only explore, but expand our hobbies and interests. No segment of the tech universe grows quicker that fitness and sports tech, so let’s take a look at what might interest gift givers, those starting fitness regimen or weekend warrior athletes.

BBO Shorts BBO Boardshort Bottle Opener is a stylish, quality-made line of boardshorts for men with a bottle opener attached to the inside of the side pocket! Innovative and stylish. Check out all the styles at BBOShorts.com.

Blast Motion Sensors The world’s most accurate and consistent real-time motion capture technology for athletes and sports enthusiasts. Sensors for baseball, softball, golf and running give users real-time data they can use to improve. Available at sporting goods stores, Amazon or BlastMotion.com.

Impact Improver Practice your golf swing anytime and anywhere. Simply attach the Strike Shield and start swinging. The Impact Ball sticks to the Strike Shield. Swing away and you know exactly where you made contact with the ball.  Instant feedback, instant fun, and a better game for $39.95 at BuyImpactImprover.com or Amazon.

Rick Limpert is an Atlanta-based sports tech and sports travel writer. He has twice been name the "Top Sports Tech Writer in the U.S." You can catch him on NBC 11 Alive Sports Extra, CBS Atlanta Plugged In and on with "Sully" on iHeartRadio with the top sports gadgets. Follow him on Twitter at @RickRoswell. 12

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Open House

Brilliant AND Beautiful G E T T H E S M A R T H O M E O F T H E F U T U R E T O D AY

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hen you walk into Deborah Pizzuro’s new, two-story townhome, you don’t automatically see technology oozing out. That’s

because you’re not supposed to see it. Instead, you see a lovely, well-decorated home that happens to have tons of “smart” features seamlessly integrated into the décor.

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Ms. Pizzuro is one of many Perimeter residents opting for a “smart

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home” to make life simpler and less stressful. She employed the experts

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at Intuitive AV to add things like automated lighting, wall keypads,

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app-controlled electronics, and Amazon Alexa-controlled features. These features added significantly to her home’s ambiance. Perimeter North Lifestyle spent some time with Eric Rasmussen, CEO of Intuitive AV, to learn more about the recent work at Ms. Pizuro’s home, as well as how anyone can make their homes “smart,” too!

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I N T U I T I V E AV : 03 Hickory Ridge Trail, Suite 160 Woodstock Phone: 678.534.2204 Intuav.com Amy Ferrer, Miko + Boone Home MikoAndBooneHome.com

PNL: How long does this type of installation take and

is it intrusive?   ER: We took about three days with two technicians

to complete the bulk of the work. We fully-wired and installed five rooms of home audio, three TV areas, two auto-door locks, lighting control and more. We typically have one follow up visit two to three weeks later to allow for adjustments after the customer has had a chance to "live with" the system. Our technicians are top-notch and work very hard to minimize our footprint in a customer’s home.  We use booties and drop cloths and set proper expectations with the client upfront to make the installation as smooth as possible. PNL: What are some lesser known tools those with

Alexa-capable devices can use? ER: Alexa can be a powerful tool for home automation.

When thoughtfully integrated, a single “Goodbye” comPNL: How did you coordinate with esteemed interior designer Amy

Ferrer on this project?  

mand could lower the thermostat, lock the doors and turn off the lights and TV's. Alexa has its own speakers and

ER: We typically have a meeting during the design phase and

music capability, but when combined with a whole home

include the designer to learn the color, location or other requirements

music system you can have even better sounding music

we need to meet. A lot of times, it will be the designer requiring

that plays in sync throughout your home.  

equipment to be hidden or located in a different room. Specific design elements or finishes can have an impact on the end results of the AV system and should always be considered. These are details many companies in our industry may overlook. PNL: What were the homeowner's goals and why was home auto-

mation important?  

PNL: What are the most popular home automation

services now available to homeowners? ER: Home automation is incredibility popular right

now. Some of the systems commonly asked for include:  • Doorbell and intercom to allow for two-way communication while you are at home or away.

ER: The goal was for the system to be seamless and simple to oper-

• Color changing LED lighting can help set the

ate. With that in mind, we used engraved lighting keypads for one-touch

mood by changing the room’s accent color based on a

recall of common activities. For example, one keypad has a "News" but-

selected activity.

ton that automatically turns the TV on to her preferred news channel

• Auto door locks and alarm system integration are

and activates the in-ceiling speakers to listen to the TV audio. A single

very common requests. Most alarm companies charge

press of the "Music" button will toggle through three different playlists

monthly to add these features to your system. However,

with ease. Adding this type of home automation takes electronics and

with our automation platform once they are added into

makes them a seamless part of the lifestyle our clients expect.

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Dunwoody PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR LEADERSHIP SANDY SPRINGS WHERE SHE GIVES: Dunwoody Nature

Center, Community Assistance Center, Rep. Karen Handel’s Service Academy Selection Committee ONE THING TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE: Instill in each of us the value of community.

Catherine, one of Dunwoody’s most outstanding champions. The president-elect for the board at the Dunwoody Nature Center knows how to lead by example, and giving is mostly a family affair involving her husband Conrad Lautenbacher, their daughter in college, and son at Dunwoody High School. Incredibly humble, she prefers all the attention be on the non-profits rather than herself, but it is people like her that inspire the rest of us to do what we can to make our communities the best they can be!  When not being a pillar of service, Catherine enjoys playing tennis with her Mill Glen neighbors.  

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BRIAN SEITZ

Dunwoody REAL ESTATE INVESTOR / FINANCE WHERE HE GIVES: 2019 JCC Maccabi

Games in Atlanta, The Epstein School ONE THING TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE: I'd end all the current

hatred and anger in our society. It’s not hard to wonder why this former high school teacher and coach at Roswell High School and Northview High School is so likeable. Brian is incredibly empathetic and has a huge heart. Volunteering and giving are just a way of life for him, and he is honored to act as co-chair for the JCC Maccabi Games hosted in Atlanta, that features Olympic-style sporting competitions. It is the largest annual Jewish youth event in the world.  These athletes also participate in community service opportunities in addition to excelling at sports. When Brian is not working or volunteering, it’s clear his family comes first.

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GIVERS (CON TI N UED)

J

ulia Stahlman ATLANTA

JULIA STAHLMAN

Atlanta INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE STUDENT AND ARTIST WHERE SHE GIVES: Art for Art, ACTWATER.

ORG, Riverwood Recycling & Environmental Club, Academic Tutor, National Honor Society ONE THING TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE: I would strive to make a difference

by creating meaningful connections between people and groups in developed and underdeveloped communities around the world. It’s not every day that you meet a high school student who has founded not one, but TWO charities! Enter the inspirational and kind hearted Julia.  Focusing on finding new ways for people to communicate on a global scale, she is the founder of Art For Art, a nonprofit that partners locally and internationally to hold art exhibits in the U.S. that showcase artwork by children from underserved communities in Africa providing financial support for their educational programs.  Her second charity is web-based, addressing the health threat affecting the drinking water of millions of Americans.  Julia is a Junior at Riverwood International Charter School. When not giving of her time and talents, or at school, she has played competitive soccer for the past ten years and has studied four languages.  

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T

homas Umstead, Sr.

THOMAS UMSTEAD, SR.

SANDY SPRINGS

Sandy Springs

RETIRED AND FOUNDER OF MR. TOM’S HEART

WHERE HE GIVES: Mr. Tom’s Heart ONE THING TO MAKE THE WORLD A

BETTER PLACE: To cure cancer!

Once in a while, you meet someone that just immediately wraps you in the warmth of their heart, and that person is Tom Umstead. The founder of Mr. Tom’s Heart says, “sick children and their families are my passion,” and his commitment and leadership is substantial. The nonprofit human services organization that brings food, clothing, toys and crafts, and various sundries to Ronald McDonald Charities, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Adult Day Care, Calvary Children's Home and senior centers is such a success thanks to 100-plus volunteers who fuel Tom’s army. It runs 7 days a week with volunteers reporting at 4:30 a.m.  

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M

GIVERS (CON TI N UED)

aqueline Weiss

SANDY SPRINGS MAQUELINE WEISS

Sandy Springs SENIOR AT MOUNT VERNON PRESBYTERIAN SCHOOL WHERE SHE GIVES: 

Juvenile Diabetes

Research Foundation, Camp Kudzu, CHOA, MV Ambassador Prefect, MV Innovation Diploma Executive Team Member, MV National Honors Society Secretary ONE THING TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE: Ideally, I would love to see a cure

for Type 1 Diabetes in my lifetime, but knowing that others are afflicted with other diseases, I would like to see increased funding and medical research for various diseases; therefore, benefitting humanity at large. Impressive doesn’t begin to describe this self-proclaimed girly-girl senior at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School. Having Type 1 Diabetes, she really doesn’t let anything stop her.  And although she may be wearing the most fashionable heels in the room, her real power comes from the ambassador and lobbying work she does on behalf of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  She’s raised over $100,000 and won an Honorable Mention for her documentary about Type 1 Diabetes for CSPAN.  Maqueline was chosen as an Educational Leader 21 student panelist and presenter in the topic of 21st century learning, one of the five students around the nation chosen to cover the power that students have in their community and how much real world work they can do.  She loves to be a dare devil on her Sea-Doo on Lake Lanier or cook with her family of “real food foodies”.  

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K

arla Worley

KARLA WORLEY

DUNWOODY

Dunwoody

VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, REGULATORY DATACORP (RDC)

WHERE SHE GIVES: Partnership Against

Domestic Violence (PADV.org), Dunwoody

Nature Center, Sandy Springs Christian Church ONE THING TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE:

If we all committed to

doing what we could to help those that are disadvantaged. Spend one minute with Karla and it’s clear she is a woman who is committed. Committed to her family including three daughters, to her industry, to her community, and most importantly -  committed to helping women and children who are disadvantaged.  Although her list of volunteer organizations is long, the most near and dear to her is Partnership Against Domestic Violence, where she serves as a board member and as a chair for their annual gala raising more than $700,000 over the last two years.  The funds raised will raise awareness to fight the crime of intimate partner violence and empower its survivors through support and education. When not giving her all to everybody and everything, she loves to compete in athletic events pushing herself – this past year she completed her first  Olympic   Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon in June, and placed 8th in her age bracket!

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Driver's Notebook

TOPS FOR

2017 T

he year 2017 has been an amazing year

months. Besides the automobiles Driver’s

for automobiles. From impressive com-

Notebook has featured so far in various

pacts with all-electric engines increasing

publications this year, here are a few more

their distance to muscle-flexing pick-ups

that deserve accolades worth mentioning by

providing thrills while lugging heavy loads,

doing the ‘Most.” We can’t wait for 2018!

car enthusiasts will not forget the last 12

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T h e M o st St un n i n g… Th e M o st Ti m e i n th e Gy m … There is a good chance there was a hike in neck braces this year

In 2017, the unprecedented hike of power the all-new Ford Fusion

because the 2017 BMW i8 supercar’s eye-popping exterior certainly

Sport has implemented would make the most dedicated gym rat cry

turned a lot of heads as it whizzed by throughout the year. Even when

in envy, going from a respectable 263 horsepower to a twin-turbo-

stationary, people will gawk as the wing doors lift to see if Batman is

charged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 delivering a 325-powered stampede.

exiting. And while it charges ahead with 367 horses under the hood,

Reaching 60 miles per hour in just over five seconds complete with

it’s a plug-in hybrid. Hello, future.

paddles on the wheel, all-wheel drive, a sinister black mesh grille and

Base price: $152,695 with all options as reviewed Gas/Electric mileage: 79 MPGe (electric and gasoline); 28 MPG (gasoline only) For more information, visit BMW.com.

spoiler gives the family an everyday thrill ride. Price: $33,605 (Starting) Gas mileage: 17 city/26 highway For more information, visit Ford.com.

Th e Mo st ‘Sw is s A r my K n i fe’ … Th e M o st wi th th e M o st… The 2017 Hyundai Tucson Night with AWD is the perfect combo—an

Let’s just say the 2017 Acura MDX AWD Advance ENT leaves virtu-

automobile able to do everything from pick up the kids from school, make

ally nothing to be desired. Have a big family? There are three rows to

daily commutes, and have numerous cargo options during the day while

accommodate up to seven passengers. Love power, yet a smooth ride

sporting a look that won’t have you avoiding valet during a night on the

and nimble maneuvering? The 290 horsepower, four-wheel indepen-

town. The black applications on the exterior mirrors and 19-inch RAYS

dent suspension, and SH-All-Wheel Drive check all the boxes. How

wheels, plus a little extra pop with the red valve cap, gives it a welcomed

about a plethora of amenities? Acura’s signature Technology, Advance

stealthy look. Add the panoramic sunroof, aluminum-alloy sport pedals,

and Entertainment packages plus “AcuraWatch” safety features make

numerous amenities that come standard and overall sleek body, and it’s

this luxury SUV a standout. Want more? There is also a hybrid version.

official—this automobile is a gamechanger in its compact SUV segment. Price: $30,220 with all options as reviewed  Gas mileage: 24 city/28 highway/24 combined For more information, visit Hyundai.com.

Price: $59,340 with all options as reviewed Gas mileage: 19 city/26 highway/22 combined For more information, visit Acura.com. December 2017 | PerimeterNorthLifestyle.com

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Legal Compass

ARTICLE SUE G. COLLINS | PHOTOGRAPHY NICOLE STEPHENS

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m

ily Brenner is a divorce law-

under-served children, honing her skills and

yer, a rabbi and a licensed

empathy with family intervention work.

counseling psychologist.

Her search for answers never ends.

She is the kind of woman you

Recently, she completed specialized training

want by your side as you walk into

on setting up trusts for special needs children.

a courtroom. And, more importantly,

“If you don’t know what you are doing when

she is the lawyer you want guiding

coordinating the divorce decree and the trust,

you and your family through a divorce. “It’s not

you could accidentally make a special needs

just the client at the table to consider. There

child ineligible for benefits. Emily aims to

are always more stakeholders involved.”

work hand in hand with opposing counsel to

“People come to me angry, hurt and

construct a future for the entire family.

scared, not making the best decisions,” says

She is truly empathetic, having been

Ms. Brenner, who brings more than 35 years

through divorce and having been a single

experience to the Sandy Springs firm that

mother with a blended family of children.

bears her name. “I work with my clients to

“It would be impossible to say we don’t

envision what their life will look like after the

bring our life experiences with us. I’ve been

divorce for them AND the kids. I ask them,

through a lot of it.”

‘What would a win look like to you?”

And, with the construction of the modern

“Getting a divorce is the easy part,” she

family ever-changing, she is equipped to

says. “In most cases there aren’t major

help clients climb through the web of a com-

legal issues. The most important time is

plex extended or blended family and reverse

spent helping people figure out how to

paternity suits, and is up to speed on trans-

coparent and divide assets.” Designing a

gender law, staying current through annual

coparenting contract means answering

certification training.

questions, for now, when young children

“I’m one of those blessed people who love

move as a set, and for later, when they are

coming to their office. I’m very involved with my

individualized and independent. Will you

clients as they process through different chap-

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ters of a divorce and family issues. I love my job.”

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“Family law calls for very diverse skills, from trial skills and strategy when it is complex or nasty, to mediative and counseling skills as we try to change the shape of a family without destroying it.” She is frank but not blunt. She is warm and open, but firm in her beliefs and well-schooled in the surgical aspects of divorce law. First admitted to the bar in Georgia in 1982 and the National Board or Child Advocacy in 1990, she continued her personal enrichment to become the best divorce lawyer by earning her degree in counseling psychology in 2006 and was fully licensed in 2010, the same year she was ordained as a rabbi. Her three-plus years of clinical interning allowed her to represent

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Lifestyle Calendar

December FRIDAY AND SATURDAY MORNINGS, 8 - 9 A.M. HIKING WITH FRIENDS HERITAGE SANDY SPRINGS MUSEUM The Heritage Sandy Springs Outdoors Club (HSSOC) gives residents and visitors an opportunity to get outside and enjoy our city parks! HSSOC will host weekly hikes through Sandy Springs. Weekends. 404.851.9111 Free

DECEMBER 3 CAFFEINE & OCTANE 4400 ASHFORD DUNWOODY ROAD This nationally recognized show regularly draws over 2,500  vintage, muscle, high performance, and exotic cars while also attracting over 10,000 spectators.  For almost ten years, Caffeine & Octane has been the #1 choice for car enthusiasts who want to proudly display their amazing vehicles. You will see a new mix of cars every single month and likely something with an engine and wheels that you have never seen before.

DECEMBER 5 HOLIDAY HELPING THE PACKAGED GOOD Looking for a feel-good activity for the whole family? Visit during our drop-in periods (no reservations needed and we have supplies) on Tuesdays 9-2 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 12-3 p.m. Just show up with friends and family and pack care packages for people in need. Make your own do-good playdate. All ages welcome. Please bring supplies or help us cover our $5 per bag cost. 2-3 p.m. weekends; Tuesdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

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DECEMBER 16 SANDY SPRINGS CONSERVANCY DIGITAL PHOTO CONTEST THE SANDY SPRINGS CONSERVANCY Whether you are a student shutterbug, an adult hobbyist, or a professional photographer, residents in the State of Georgia are eligible to win prizes with their submitted digital photos of Sandy Springs parks, green space and trails. Two adult-level winners will each earn $500 and one ticket to the Conservancy’s prestigious Thought Leaders Dinner in spring 2018. Two student-level winners will each win $100. The contest offers two themes to inspire entrants with their digital photos: nature and family fun.

THROUGH DECEMBER 23 SPRUILL HOLIDAY MARKET SPRUILL CENTER FOR THE ARTS For 20+ years, the  Spruill Center for the Arts has hosted the Holiday Artists Market at the Spruill Gallery. The Market features 100+ local artists with a wide variety of uniquely made artisan gifts and home décor. It’s the perfect place to get a special gift for everyone on your list. Spruill Arts Members always receive a 10% discount.  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. 

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Parting Thoughts

Feed Your Soul with CU LI NA RY CON N ECTIONS

T

he holiday season is always full of families, friends…and food!

this season is through food-based donations and volunteer oppor-

As an integral part of our cultures, food is so much more than

tunities. Volunteer your time to serve meals at a homeless shelter

simple sustenance. From family stories retold every year, to

or deliver meals to the elderly. Food pantries are always looking for

the more traditional history of particular foods and why they are part

donations and volunteers to sort, stack, and bag; especially around

of our heritage and celebrations—our holiday dishes are representa-

the holidays when they receive an influx of donations from canned

tions of our lives. Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah,

food drives. Share your love of baking by organizing a bake sale and

Kwanzaa, Omisoka, New Year’s Eve, or a variety of other special hol-

then donating your proceeds to a shelter, soup kitchen, or food orga-

idays this December, you are sure to be looking forward to a special

nization in the community. You can also donate through your local

dish or two. This season is also a wonderful time to embrace new

grocery store or simply open your home and share your table with a

dishes and create new traditions. For example, you could host a holi-

new friend who may be alone at the holidays. During this food-filled

day party and encourage guests from different backgrounds to bring

celebratory season, share and give what you can to make it a special

a traditional dish that they find meaningful. Joining together to share

time of year for those in need.

a communal meal is a tradition practiced in every culture, making this

’Tis the season of greens, black-eyed peas, sweet potato pie, lat-

an excellent way to broaden our horizons and build stronger relation-

kes, sufganiyot, Bûche De Noël, melomakarona, babka, saffron buns,

ships with our friends and community.

kutya, and all of your family’s special heirloom recipes. These foods

The holidays are also a time when we are more acutely aware that

and all of our other favorites have the extraordinary power to bring

not everyone is as fortunate as we are. In the true spirit of Southern

families closer, make new friendships, and keep communities close.

hospitality, we will look beyond our bountiful tables for ways to give

This season, let’s take time to recognize and share all the ways food

back to members of our community whose holidays may not be as

brings us together, give back in any way we can, and remember that

full as our own. With millions of people facing hunger in every com-

while we treasure what is on the table, we are truly blessed by who

munity of the United States every day, a wonderful way to give back

joins us around it.

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