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AUGUST 2019

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For the Love of Animals

DO YOU LOOK LIKE YOUR DOG?

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

AUGUST 2019 PUBLISHER

Kim McClure | kim.mcclure@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Sue Baldani, Jackie Brewton, Flavia Teles, Christy Duncan CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

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It's a Dog's Life DOGS ARE TRULY DEDICATED BEST FRIENDS TO THEIR COMPANIONS. They keep us company, protect us, talk to us—at least my schnauzer did. Most importantly, they love us, and we love them too. This month's issue is mainly about our favorite furry friends. There's even a treat for them too. The new school year is upon us, and I have a teen at home who is actually eager to get the new year started. Mind you, it has nothing to do with math homework. Check out the advice from Jackie Brewer, who gives three steps to setting up your teen for success. It's hard to let the summer go. We had so many wonderful memories this summer. If you can get to New York to see Hamilton, do it! It was the most memorable trip for my daughter and me. See ya around,

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INSIDE THE ISSUE AUGUST 2019

FEATURES 12 Do You Look Like Your Dog? Photographer Gerrard Gethings is Our Pick of the Litter

18 Dogs With Jobs Honoring Their Loving Partnership

22 Set for Success Three Ways to Motivate Your Teen This School Year

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30 For the Love of Animals Local Owner Tina Lange

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Artist’s Palette

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Animal Kingdom

22 Inspired By 25 Realty Report 26 DIY 30 Locally Owned 34 Lifestyle Calendar


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AROUND TOWN

COBB ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE HIRES NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR

Forbes’ first-ever ranking of America’s best

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is

below Chick-fil-A and above FedEx, Charles

pleased to announce Vickie Hubbard as its next

Schwab, Honda Motor, the University System of

managing director beginning June 2019. Vickie

Georgia and many more standout employers in

follows Sandie Aaron, who retired after a three-

Georgia. Cobb Schools is one of only two K-12

year tenure. “Our executive search committee

school districts to make the list and the only one

did an exceptional job vetting applicants and

to make the top 25.     

employers by state, Cobb Schools 23rd, just

finalizing their recommendation of Vickie,” said Michele Swann, general manager and CEO of the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority. “Her vast experience in the public assembly management industry, as well as her vision for CEPAC, makes her the ideal choice to further drive the theater’s success.”

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ARTIST’S PALETTE Gerrard with son Jarvis and his border terrier, Baxter

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ARTICLE FLAVIA TELES


“DO YOU LOOK LIKE THIS DOG?” was the enticing open-invitation kind of question renowned photographer and self-professed dog lover Gerrard Gethings posed on Instagram, along with a photo of Hope, a beautiful Afghan hound with a silky coat worthy of a brand-name shampoo commercial.  As it turned out, a lot of people thought they did, but Gerrard’s answer came in the form of a man named Henry, whose “magnificent hair and aristocratic good looks” perfectly fit the bill.       Gerrard’s lens captured 25 amusing human/dog doppelHenry and Hope, an Afghan hound

ganger matches—“doggelgangers”—which incidentally are available for purchase online as a fun memory game aptly called Do You Look Like Your Dog?.

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ANIMAL KINGDOM

DOGS WILL GO NUTS FOR THESE QUICK + EASY SNACKS

TREAT YOUR PET MAN’S BEST FRIEND DESERVES MAN’S BEST FOOD. Dogs will go nuts for these quick and easy peanut butter and oat treats. With just a few ingredients and a little bit of time, you’ll be well on your way to getting your dog to do anything you ask. And, if you get hungry, you can even sneak one for yourself—just don’t let your pup see!

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IMPORTANT Be sure the peanut butter you use does not contain xylitol—the artificial sweetener can be fatal to dogs.

Peanut Butter + Oats INGREDIENTS + 1 cup old-fashioned oats + 1/2 cup flour + 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter + 1 egg

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat your oven to 300 F. 2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together oats, flour, peanut butter and egg until combined. 3. Roll your dough out on a flat surface to about 1/2-inch thickness. 4. Cut out your dog’s favorite shapes with cookie cutters. 5. Place your treats onto a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Makes about 36 1-inch diameter treats. CONTINUED >

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ANIMAL KINGDOM

(CON TI N U ED)

BARK IT UP

If your dog doesn’t settle for plain, kick these treats up a notch by incorporating some of these dog-safe fruits and vegetables: + BANANAS—In moderation, bananas are great treats for dogs. Just beware of the sugar content—they shouldn’t be part of your dog’s regular diet. + BLUEBERRIES—Blueberries are a superfood full of antioxidants and fiber. Try these as a substitute to training treats. + CARROTS—Carrots are a great low-calorie snack high in beta-carotene and fiber. Chomping on them is also great for your dog’s chompers. + GREEN BEANS—Full of fiber and low in calories, plain green beans are great prepared any way! + WATERMELON—Filled with vitamins and potassium, this summer treat is sure to be your pup’s new favorite. For those dog days of summer, watermelon is a great way to keep your dog hydrated! Just be sure to remove the rind and seeds. Learn more about safe food for your four-legged friends at AKC.org.

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DOGS WITH JOBS

HONORING THEIR LOVING PARTNERSHIP

Guide

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ARTICLE FLAVIA TELES


THE ADAGE “EVERY DOG HAS HIS DAY” HAS

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Perform tasks for wheelchair users and people with reduced

ING CANINES THAT INDEED WORK LIKE A DOG. Aug.

motor functions due to arthritis, cerebral palsy, muscular dys-

4–10 is International Assistance Dog Week, which

trophy and spinal cord injuries. Retrievers, German shepherds,

commends service and working dogs that assist

standard poodles, American Staffordshire terriers

humans in various capacities—and do so with wagging tails and dogged dedication.  

Developmental Assistance  

The Americans with Disabilities Act defines service

Work with people dealing with cognitive functioning such

dogs as essential assistance for accessibility functions

as in autism spectrum disorders and other brain condi-

on behalf of individuals with a disability. Therapy dogs

tions. Sociable breeds: Great Pyrenees, Bernese mountain

and emotional support dogs are not service dogs by

dogs, goldendoodle

law, as they are not indispensable to people capable of autonomy.

Psychiatric Service Help people with anxiety, trauma-related and other men-

TYPES OF SERVICE DOGS

tal disorders that impede general functioning. Bonding

Guide

breeds: Miniature schnauzers, Havanese, Cavalier King

Trained to assist people with low vision or who are blind to

Charles spaniels, retrievers

navigate in public, also up and down stairs. Golden labradors, labrador retrievers, golden retrievers

Medical Service Perform tasks and provide additional safety to imminent

Hearing

emergencies including seizures, diabetes, heart disease,

Qualified to alert and lead someone who is deaf or hard of

life-threatening allergens, asthma attacks and more. Many

hearing to and from sound sources. Labrador and golden

dogs can successfully become certified, but common

retrievers, poodles, cocker spaniels, cockapoos

breeds are: Standard poodles, poodle mixes, retrievers, German shepherds, akitas.   

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DOGS WITH JOBS

(CON TI N U ED)

TYPES OF WORKING DOGS Police and Military K9 dogs assist law enforcement and military personnel in the line of duty protecting their handlers; scouting, immobilizing and attacking opposing threat; and relaying audio/visual information from equipment placed on their vests. Daring breeds: Belgian Malinois, German shepherds, labrador retrievers Detection In law enforcement, they are trained to detect drugs and explosives; in health care, to sense cancer and blood sugar; and in nature, hunting for truffles, mushrooms, and small and large game. Scent-oriented and sporting breeds:  Bloodhounds, beagles, English springer spaniels    Search and Rescue Skilled at tracking; assisting with crime scenes, locating blood and cadavers; avalanche, drowning and collapsed building rescues; and finding missing people. Detection and herding breeds: American pit bull terriers, coonhounds, German shepherds    Guard Strong and loyal dogs that have a natural instinct to be protective of their home and family. Guardian breeds: Doberman pinschers, German shepherds, rottweilers, boxers Herding Bred and raised to control livestock and compete in agility herding trials. Energetic breeds: border collies, Australian shepherds, Old English sheepdogs    THERAPY DOGS VERSUS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT DOGS Therapy dogs are trained to provide comfort and affection to their handlers and others in settings such as nursing homes, hospitals, schools and after traumatic events. Their interaction triggers in the brain the release of “feel-good chemicals,” or endorphins, lowering anxiety, heart rate and blood pressure.     Emotional support dogs provide untrained therapeutic companionship and do not have access to all public places; however, they can qualify for no-pet housing and fly with an individual. Many property management agencies and airlines request

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INSPIRED BY

ARTICLE JACKIE BREWTON PHOTOGRAPHY DREA NICOLE PHOTOGRAPHY

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THREE WAYS TO MOTIVATE YOUR TEEN THIS SCHOOL YEAR

JACKIE BREWTON IS AN AUTHOR AND YOUTH

don’t hear positive things from their parents, they don’t

MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER WHO TRADED IN SUC-

believe positive things about themselves. And when

CESS FOR SIGNIFICANCE IN 2001 WHEN SHE

they have low self-esteem, they are more likely to par-

WALKED AWAY FROM HER CAREER IN CORPO-

ticipate in at risk-behaviors, such as having sex, doing

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drugs and drinking alcohol. A great way for teens to

ING TEENS MAKE GOOD CHOICES. As the CEO and

hear positive things from their parents is for the par-

founder of MotivationN3D, Inc., Jackie has spoken to more

ents to write them a letter. It should include what the

than 100,000 students across America and abroad. For the

parents love about them, believe about them and hope

past 17 years, she has been sharing her keynote presen-

for their future.

tations before assemblies of thousands and in classrooms of 30 each week. Along with inspiring teens, Jackie also

3. FOCUS ON THE BENEFITS OF GOOD CHOICES

empowers parents to be able to have tough conversations

JUST AS MUCH AS THE CONSEQUENCES OF BAD

with their teens so they can dream bigger DREAMS, make

CHOICES, IF NOT MORE SO.

better DECISIONS and realize brighter DESTINIES.

We’ve tried to change teens’ behavior for years using two words: do and  get. We tell them, “If you

1. HELP THEM FIND THEIR “YES!” 

do this, you’ll get that!” And that may change their

When teens have a bigger YES, it’s easier for them

behavior short-term. But two better words that

to say NO to other things that could prevent them from

could change their behavior long-term are see and

reaching their dreams and goals. What is the thing they

feel. How do they see themselves? How do they feel

want so badly that they won’t let anyone or anything

about themselves? Until they see and feel about

keep them from getting it? There’s a great quote by

themselves the way they should, they will make all

Andy Stanley that says: “When you give up something

kinds of poor choices, not realizing what it could

now for something better later, that’s not a sacrifice.

cost them. They only consider something an “at-risk”

That’s an investment.” Discovering their YES could

behavior if they think they are risking something.

prove to be the best investment they’ll ever make.

They only feel a need to protect their future if they think they have one.

2. USE WORDS TO BUILD THEIR SELF-ESTEEM. Much of how children see themselves is based on how they think their parents see them. When children

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NEIGHBORHOOD

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

Old Vinings Place

2,195,000

1,920,000

87%

332

5

7

VININGS

1,475,000

1,460,000

99%

5

5

6

Paces View

1,009,900

1,400,000

138%

4

3

5

The Grove At Forest Hills

1,025,000

1,094,388

107%

0

4

5

PACES VIEW

1,125,000

1,085,000

96%

35

4

5

PACES VIEW

979,000

950,000

97%

135

4

5

Stonegate

935,000

935,000

100%

1

5

5

GATES AT VININGS

899,900

880,000

98%

73

6

7

Vinings

899,000

865,000

96%

34

5

4

2000 Paces Ferry

835,000

817,000

98%

149

3

4

Williams Park

809,900

809,900

100%

0

4

5

Paces Lake

850,000

780,000

92%

14

4

3

Park at Paces Ferry

824,900

765,000

93%

66

3

5

Smyrna

749,000

750,000

99%

118

5

5

West Village

750,000

725,000

97%

5

5

5

Kensington Green

689,900

670,000

97%

14

5

5

One Ivy Walk

649,000

625,000

96%

14

4

5

Stonecrest Manor

629,900

624,900

99%

7

4

5

One Ivy Walk

614,900

585,000

95%

35

4

5

Central Garden

595,000

580,000

97%

32

5

4

One Ivy Walk

597,900

575,000

96%

13

5

5

Parkview Village

575,000

569,000

99%

56

5

5

Bennett Woods

525,000

540,000

103%

4

4

5

Information compiled f rom First Multiple Listing Service and Georgia Multiple Listing Service f rom dates of 06/1/19 - 06/30/19. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and not a complete list of all activity. *DOM=Days on Market

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PET SPA at VININGS Reiki & Intuitive Energy

Reiki and Intuitive Energy Healing is ideal for healthy, sick or stressed animals and compliments Western & Chinese Medicines. It is not intrusive and causes no stress or pain. It is, literally, a “hands on” approach to healing and providing inner peace for any animal or pet. Animals usually respond quickly to these treatments as they are more intuitive and more open to receiving energy. Reiki & Intuitive energy therapy can aide in treating and healing physical injuries, illness and emotional/behavioral health issues in any animal. For animals who are passing, energy healing provides comfort and eases their transition. Energy Healing is also beneficial to healthy pets and animals as it assists in providing a sense of inner peace and happiness. For young animals, it can provide a source of relaxation as well.

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FOR THE LOV E OF ANIMALS PET SPA AT VININGS

PET SPA AT VININGS HAS BEEN IN THE BUSINESS

come back in, they are treated to aromatherapy and

OF CARING FOR ANIMALS FOR 15 YEARS. Located

sound therapy to help them relax.

in Smyrna, the spa offers grooming, daycare and boarding services for dogs and cats. “Its dogs’ home away from home,” says on-site co-owner Tina Lange.

“Dogs love coming to the spa,” Tina says. “They run in and see us and are so happy to be here.” Tina hires people she knows well and trusts and who have experience in the business. Her daughters,

In addition to the original location, they’ve recently expanded and have a new boarding and daycare facility two doors down. The original location will continue to handle all grooming services and will also include a grooming school.

Cheyenne and Savannah, also help out in the spa. “We’re not in it for the money; it’s about love. I think that’s why pets want to come here,” she says. Tina is a huge animal lover and helps her partner, Dr. Good, with his Homeless Pets Foundation

Unlike at some other facilities, all of the groomers

based in Marietta. With the help of his Underhound

at Pet Spa at Vinings are certified by the International

Railroad, more than 30,000 pets have found homes

Grooming Association, Inc., which is focused on edu-

since its inception in 1998. The animals come from

cating, certifying and accrediting professional pet

hoarding situations, over-breeders, dog-fighting rings,

groomers and caretakers.

overcrowded shelters and puppy mills from not only

Pet owners should have their pets groomed for many reasons, Tina says. When an animal’s coat gets matted,

Georgia but from other states as well. Dr. Good has even picked them up off the streets.

it can lead to skin irritation, skin damage and discom-

If the animals are not healthy when they arrive, his

fort. Regular brushing is often not enough to prevent

first priority is getting them well. Tina then helps them

these issues.

get socialized so they can be adopted. If necessary,

Tina, along with Dr. Michael Good, a veterinarian in

obedience trainers may also work with them.

Atlanta who is also the co-owner of Pet Spa at Vinings,

When the animals are ready for adoption, they are

ensures that the pets are happy and healthy. If a pet falls ill,

transported all over the U.S. Some were recently sent to

they make sure he or she receives medical care right away.

Maine to live in their forever homes.

When the dogs are there for boarding or daycare, they go outside to play and to get fresh air. When they

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“DOGS LOVE COMING TO THE SPA. THEY RUN IN AND SEE US AND ARE SO HAPPY TO BE HERE. WE’RE NOT IN IT FOR THE MONEY; IT’S ABOUT LOVE. I THINK THAT’S WHY PETS WANT TO COME HERE.” -TINA LANGE Cat hotel

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AUGUST

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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AUG 31–SEP 2

LEGION COMIC CONVENTION SMYRNA COMIC CON

JUKEBOX GIANTS AT THE STRAND

ART IN THE PARK

American Legion Post 160 Smyrna

The Strand’s most popular show of

Art in the Park will be celebrating

Chris Hamer of UrbnPop Studios

the summer, Jukebox Giants: Motown

its 33rd anniversary as Marietta

presents

Comic

& More is a high-energy song and

Square’s premier event celebrating

Convention at the American Legion

dance show featuring unforgettable

the arts by featuring both local and

Post 160 in Smyrna. $5 at the door;

golden oldies hits with a Motown flair

national artist displaying their fine

kids 10 and under are free! Each child

that will have everyone dancing in

arts on Labor Day weekend.

in attendance will receive a free comic

their seats!

the

Legion

Strand Theatre

Marietta Square

book at the door. American Legion Post 160: 160 Legion Drive SE Smyrna

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19 THE WIGGLES PARTY TIME TOUR Cobb Energy Center

COBB INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

The Wiggles are coming to the USA!

Jim R. Miller Park

For the first time in years, the world’s

Experience food and fun from around

most successful children’s entertain-

the world. One of the strengths of

ment group will perform in 28 cities

our community is cultural diversity.

this summer from the West to the

Cobb has grown by almost 10%in

East Coast of the USA.

the past decade and is increasingly more diverse.

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23 KENNESAW'S BBQ FESTIVAL Adam's Park

CITY OF SMYRNA BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND FIREWORKS

From its humble beginnings, Pigs

Smyrna Market Village

the region's most beloved festivals,

The annual happening is tons

attracting

of fun with fireworks at the end!

attendees annually.

& Peaches has grown into one of an

estimated

65,000

Celebrate the birth of Smyrna with family and friends. Enjoy high-energy music, festival foods, birthday festivities, a giant birthday cake by McEntyre's Bakery and a kids entertainment area.

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Mable House Amphitheater

in Training for the first-ever 3K

for events you'd like to see included

Royal Entertainment presents Dru

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in our Calendar section. Submissions

Hill, Silk and Ginuwine. Showtime is

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