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Salute to Public Servants!

SPOTLIGHT ON CITY OF SOUTH FULTON POLICE AND FIRE DEPT UC MAYOR VINCE WILLIAMS 5 EASY WAYS TO GIVE BACK IN #SOFU


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LIFESTYLE LETTER

NOVEMBER 2018 PUBLISHER

Michelle Willis | michelle.willis@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Erikka Mitchell | emitchell@lifestylepubs.com

Thank You For Your Service! HEY SOUTH FULTON! Happy Autumn! This is the season of gratitude! I think most of you know that I was married to a Marine, God rest his soul. (I love a man in uniform!) But I’m not sure if I have shared with y’all, my close personal friends, how deeply the military has affected my family. My Papa was a career Airman and my Granny travelled the world with him in the service. Amazingly, they produced six wonderful children, including my mom, who

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attended three high schools as the family moved from place to place. We recently travelled to Tallahassee, where my family gathered to celebrate my mom’s baby sister, my Aunt Sonja. Sergeant First Class Sonja Horne, like her mother before her, travelled from duty station to duty station, from Virginia to Texas to Georgia, but this time she was the one in uniform with five children and a husband of her own. She is one of the kindest people I know and she brought that with her to her units in the Air Force, the Army National Guard and while on Active Duty in the Army for 35 years. This sacrifice is what keeps us free. We are grateful.  In our pages this month, there are many of these hometown heroes, in uniform and not in uniform. Some are firefighters, some police officers, and some are local public servants. Even you can do your part to help here in our community, beautiful South Fulton.  So remember to take a moment to give thanks this month, especially to our military, veteran and those that put their lives on the line to keep us safe.      P.S. My Favorite Thing this month is my Spelman sister Jamie Bennett, the CEO and Founder of The LifeStyle Group. She is helping me get my whole life together, starting with AJ's room! They also conduct workshops, organize homes, manage household vendors and plan small events, in addition to a bunch of other things.  They have

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INSIDE THE ISSUE NOVEMBER 2018

FEATURES 14 Union City Mayor Vince Williams: A Dedicated Public Servant You’ll Like What U. C.

19 Serving and Protecting with Pride SFL Sits Down with Some of the Hometown Heroes of New City of South Fulton

26 National Black Arts Festival Gala Celebrate 30 Years of Arts and Educational Excellence

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34 Become a Hometown Hero 5 Easy Ways You Can Give Back in South Fulton

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DEPARTMENTS

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Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Inspired By

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Open House

25 Realty Report 26 City Scene 28 Locals Only 30 Hops & Vine 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Local’s Choice


GOOD TIMES 1.

Howard University Alumni Club of Atlanta Presents Crystal Peach Awards Striving to uphold the motto: veritas et utilitas -truth and service, alumni engagement, recruitment and community service, honorees included Brenda L. Gardner, Esq.; the Honorable Tadia Whitner Jackson; Charles D. Moody, Jr.; Sylvia F. Taylor; Cecelia Townes, Esq.; and Paul Yurfest, DDS. The Atlanta Club has awarded over $100K in scholarships over the last 3 years. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALUMNI CARLE ATWATER

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AROUND TOWN

EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE IN SOUTH FULTON Georgia’s Vocational Rehabilitation Agency provides training, work support and job placement assistance to Georgians with disabilities who want to work. Their team of licensed professionals collaborate with qualifying individuals to identify employment opportunities that match their unique interests and skill set. GVRA offers five distinct programs administered through more than 40 offices across the state, offering highly-customizable services designed to meet people where they are, no matter what type of disability they face. They offer two residential facilities,

STONEWALL TELL’S NATALIE RACHEL NAMED PRESIDENTIAL AWARD STATE FINALIST  Natalie  S. Rachel, a highly motivated teacher

mobility and travel training, assistive work technology and a host of other free services that promote employment and independence. For individuals with disabilities, they offer the following free services:

at Stonewall Tell Elementary School, was recently

+ Job training

named a state finalist for the Presidential Award for

+ Assistive work technology

Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

+ Job placement assistance

The Nationally Board-Certified Early Childhood educator earned her Educational Specialist and T-6

For employers, they offer:

certification and is currently enrolled in a K-5 Science

+ Accessibility surveys

Endorsement program through a Mathematics

+ Sensitivity training

Science Partnership grant. “Natalie has proven to

+ Consulting

be a wonderful addition to the Stonewall Tell family,” said Principal Philip Hammonds. “To be recognized for teaching is amazing and overwhelming,” says the Spelman College graduate.  

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FIRST SOUTH FULTON SCHOOL EARNS STATE STEM CERTIFICATION

Atlanta, as a form of grief therapy for the founder,

State School Superintendent Richard Woods

Shondra, after the loss of her baby. During this

presented Evoline C. West Elementary School with

time, she gained an appreciation for celebrating

its STEM Banner, welcoming the school into the

all of life’s small and big occasions and decided

state’s cluster of certified STEM schools. The school

to create a company where she could spread

is the first school in South Fulton and the fourth in

joy to others during these occasions. She rec-

the district to become state-certified in Science,

ognizes that each individual is unique and loves

Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

to receive custom, personalized gifts/favors designed specifically for them.  

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social action component, noting that his classmates have created a response plan in the event of a natural disaster in their South Fulton community. STEM-certified schools offer an integrated curriculum focusing on problem-solving, discovery, exploratory project/problem-based learning, and

online!

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student-centered development of ideas and solutions. Fulton County Schools plans to open a STEM school in Fairburn, Georgia, in fall 2021.

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE A WHITE CHRISTMAS Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced that “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas,” the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, is coming to Atlanta this holiday season. The heartwarming celebration of Americana will begin performances at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, November 27 for a limited one-week engagement through Sunday, December 2. “White Christmas” tells the story of a songand-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn who fall for a stunning sister act. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” and the unforgettable title song, “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family! The New York Times exclaims “this cozy trip down memory lane should be put on your wish list.”  And, the New York Daily News hailed “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” as “a holiday card come to life.”  Tickets, $34 at FoxTheatre.org/WhiteChristmas, 1.855.285.8499, or visit the Fox Theatre Box Office (660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta). Group sales: 404.881.2000.

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Mayor Vince Williams: A Dedicated Public Servant

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AS THE 20TH MAYOR OF UNION CITY, MAYOR VINCE R. WILLIAMS IS CURRENTLY SERVING OUT HIS SECOND TERM IN OFFICE. During his time as mayor, this Tennessee native has been able to turn Union City’s economy around, rescuing it from financial troubles and a declining economy. He’s been credited with helping to provide an 81% increase in the city’s financials while also creating a significant increase in employment. He’s since coined the slogan, “You’ll like what U.C.” While his constituents refer to him as “Mayor Williams” in the streets and in his office, at home, he’s “Vince” to his wife, Sharon, and “Daddy” to his daughter, Nia. A graduate of Lemoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Tennessee, with a B.A. in Political Science, Williams brings over 25 years of experience in corporate America with a background in nonprofit administration, legal and regulatory compliance work, and public relations to the Union City Council. Outside of public service, Mayor Williams also operates as an entrepreneur with interests in real estate and health. Before taking on the office of mayor, Williams became very familiar with public service, holding positions in numerous committees and boards, such as Connect South Fulton, Georgia Municipal Association, National League of Cities Board of Directors, South Fulton Municipal Association, South Fulton Regional Water Authority and the Southwest Christian Care Board of Advisors. He made a significant impact during his tenure on the City Council in an elected position that allowed him to advocate for creating a stronger economic base in Union City. His work there awarded him two terms. While serving as mayor pro tem, Williams took office in 2013 after the resignation of former Mayor Moore, after which he was officially elected as Union City mayor in November 2013.  As mayor, some of Williams’ major wins include creating partnerships within Georgia’s growing film and television industry to bring jobs to Union City and fostering relationships with Universal Forestry Products, General Electric, Kraft Foods, Procter and Gamble, Walmart ecommerce and Amazon, who have all settled in Union City. November 2018 | South Fulton Lifestyle

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KEITH MEADOWS

C H I E F O F P O L I C E CITY OF SOUTH FULTON POLICE DEPARTMENT I’m from Atlanta, a product of the Atlanta Public School System, graduating from Northside High School. I grew up in East Atlanta, I went to Georgia State University and I received my Masters from Columbus State University. I am married to Tanya Meadows and we have four sons: William, Marcus, Adrian and Branden. My family has been in the funeral business since the early 1900’s so you can imagine I had an interesting upbringing. Growing up around the funeral sparked my interest in homicide investigations and that’s the main reason I got into law enforcement. I’ve only been the Chief in the City of South Fulton for a few months and I’m extremely excited about the future of

NICHOLAS WILLIAMS I’m proud to call Atlanta home. I graduated from North

this organization. I have a passion for homicide investiga-

Clayton High School in 2007 and graduated from Grambling

tions and teaching other law enforcement officers about the

State University. I married my best friend Adriah, and we had

art. Becoming a public servant is something I’ve wanted to do

two beautiful children, Ava and Ace. In 2013, we moved back

since childhood. My family has a history of serving the public.

to Atlanta where my wife is a teacher and I joined the Fulton

The citizens in South Fulton have been so warm and inviting

County Police Department.

to not only me but my family as well. I can’t remember a time in

I decided to become a police officer in honor of my Grandfather

my law enforcement career when I’ve received so much sup-

Sherman Miller, who was a Deputy Sheriff for the Rapides

port and encouragement.

Sheriff’s Department, in Alexandria, La. He always put his family

CAPTAIN COTTON TUKES An Atlanta native,  I am the third child of Virgil Cotton and Senior Pastor Ruby Cotton.  My mother is 91 years old and has been my rock throughout my career.  I am a mother of three children and six grandchildren who I love dearly.  They are my reason for living.  I have served in the community in law enforcement for over 35 years with Fulton County Police Department and now serve the community as a Captain with the City of South Fulton Police Department. I became a public servant to serve my fellow man with love, compassion and the utmost professionalism.  It is my belief that people want and need to know that you care about them.  

first, and he was very respected in the community. Citizens knew and respected his name. He mastered community policing by not taking an authoritarian position, but respecting and understanding the citizens he came in contact with. I implement my grandfather’s values with every citizen. Over the past five years I’ve learned that communication is the most powerful tool I can carry, and the community is my most powerful ally. I transitioned over to the South Fulton Police Department to continue watering the seeds that were planted here in the City of South Fulton and for career development. Many of the officers that transitioned from the Fulton County Police Department have established unbreakable, family-like bonds, and with this department being brand new, we have the opportunity to establish something great. We are the pioneers of this police department. We will set the tone and cast a vision of how this police department will be successful. I love South Fulton because I was raised in the area, and because I’m invested in the community. My parents live in South Fulton, and they’re proud to say that their son works in their community.

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C. WESLEY STUBBS

DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF OF O P E R AT I O N S A N D E M S I was born in El Paso, TX but moved to the Atlanta area when I was 4. I was raised in south Fulton, attending Fulton County schools and graduating from Feldwood High School. I’m married and have a 16-year-old son. I started with the Fulton County Fire Department in 1981 and worked through the ranks. My passion is to make this department the best in the metro area and provide the citizens the service they expect from a top-ranked fire department. I became a public servant because I volunteered with the Fulton County Fire Department and found that I loved helping people and wanted to make this my career.   

CAPTAIN ANDREA HALL I am from Albany, GA often called “The Good Life City.” I am the eldest of four. My sister is currently a firefighter/ Lieutenant working in Code Enforcement in the Fire Marshall’s office and I have a brother-in-law who is a firefighter working in Investigations in the Fire Marshall’s office.  I was attending a university and I had a cousin that was a firefighter. He essentially dared me to compete for a position. At 19, I became the first and only female firefighter to complete recruit school and work in field operations in the history of that department.  I started in the fire service in my hometown in 1993 and in Fulton County since 1999. I became a charter member of the City of South Fulton Fire Rescue Department in February of 2018. I've been  Captain with the department since 2004, the first and only African American female officer in the history of the department.  

JOALEEN CARR I’ve been an EMT for 25 years, firefighter for 18 years, and a HazMat tech for 7 years. I’m currently an FF3 and I am the driver of Truck 11 on the A shift. I grew up in nearby Coweta county and I still live there. This job requires a team to work together to accomplish the desired result. This job is bigger than one person. Citizens call us when they are desperate and need help. If we can make a positive difference in their lives, we have done our job. I have several passions: family, cooking and trying new recipes. And I enjoy working out since I’m a personal trainer. One of the best things about South Fulton is my co-workers. We spend a lot of time living and working together. We are bonded through the good times and the bad.   

ERIC STOLZE I’m from Leesburg, GA right next to Albany, GA. My parents have been married for 29 years and I have one younger  sister. She is in public safety, working as an Advanced EMT and finishing paramedic school. I have been working with the City of South Fulton since February and I have been in fire service for nearly four years. My passion is family and helping others. It’s an absolute pleasure to be the person to come help someone in need. The South Fulton Fire Department’s motto fits perfectly into my personal values: Service to All, Second to None.  After I got out of the Marine Corps, I knew I wanted to continue to serve on the local level and the fire department was a clear choice. I love the citizens of South Fulton! Everywhere we go, the citizens are always cheerful and make us feel welcome. Whether we are on a call or just buying groceries, the community lets us know that they support us.

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REALTY REPORT

SOUTH FULTON

REALTY REPORT

NEIGHBORHOOD

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

Serenbe

$689,000

$685,000

99.42%

4

3

2

Serenbe

$749,000

$684,000

91.32%

330

3

3

Serenbe

$679,000

$650,000

95.73%

44

3

3

Historic College Park

$639,000

$639,000

100.00%

1

4

4

Serenbe

$619,000

$607,500

98.14%

111

3

3

Historic West End

$579,900

$563,000

97.09%

43

4

4

Adair Park

$550,000

$530,000

96.36%

19

4

3

Serenbe

$479,900

$525,000

109.40%

188

2

3

Guilford Forest

$499,900

$470,000

94.02%

8

5

5

Historic West End

$465,000

$465,000

100.00%

14

4

3

Historic West End

$455,000

$460,000

101.10%

58

4

3

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CITY SCENE

National Black Arts Festival Celebrates 30 Years of Arts and Educational Excellence ARTICLE NAILAH HEARD

THE NATIONAL BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL (NBAF) CELE-

NBAF has created a platform where many artists of

BRATES 30 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE AT THE ELEGANT

African descent can expressively create and narrate

FLOURISH ATLANTA BY LEGENDARY ARTS VENUE.

their own stories through their personal craft. Many

The 30th "NBAF: What Makes A Legend" gala focuses on

artists were honored for their exceptional work, such

artists of African descent who create and push forth the

as painter and mixed media artist Radcliffe Bailey,

innovative essence of African and African-American culture.

who was presented the Luminary Award for his

Among the dynamic artists who contributed their

special artwork. Additionally, Ingrid Saunders Jones,

groundbreaking artwork is Kenyan-born sculptor and

former Coca-Cola foundation chair, was honored with

painter Grace Kisa, who gleamed as she stated, “The

the Living Legend Award for her rich contributions

gala reminded me the NBAF was more than an orga-

to educational and art programs worldwide and her

nization, it was a movement.” Artist and founder of YBE

specific support of NBAF.

Magazine, Okeeba Jubalo gave great remarks about

NBAF has received an extraordinary amount of finan-

the gala, noting “30 years is a great accomplishment.

cial support from donors, such as Coca-Cola, Georgia

Reimagining the role of the NBAF and their relation-

Pacific, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, American Family

ship with Atlanta’s arts community will be the key to

Insurance, Publix and many others.

another successful 30 years.” Pioneer fashion designer

There are many notable attendants and special guests,

Cedric Brown and fine art master Maurice Evans were

such as Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Fulton County

in attendance as well. Atlanta-based fine artist Lillian

Commission Chairman Rob Pitts, WSB News Anchor

Blades stated, “The NBAF Gala has raised the bar of

Jovita Moore and City Councilmember of District 11

excellence, incomparable and unprecedented!”

Atlanta Marci Collier Overstreet.

NBAF has a history of advancing artistic and edu-

The center of NBAF’s mission is to identify talent and

cational programs in visual arts, music, film, dance

encourage creativity among young people of African

theater and literary arts. NBAF is acknowledged as the

descent. NBAF promotes diversity and success in

oldest multidisciplinary arts organization in the United

the arts for people of African descent by working to

States which advances the arts and contributions of

grow the next generation of artists. NBAF continues to

artists of African descent.

showcase emerging artists to help market their work

Following the art exhibit there was a performance by

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and advance their careers.

an all-girls youth band who twirled their cymbals with

NBAF’s mission was held in high regard as people

style and beat on the drums with fierceness and speed.

mingled in the space that encourages artistic and cul-

NBAF is known for supporting the youth and their artistic

tural diversity. NBAF’s 30th anniversary gala has been a

endeavors which contributes to the next generation of

great success and will continue to enrich and strengthen

visual, performing and creative artists.

the future of many creative individuals of African descent.

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LOCALS ONLY

WHAT ON EARTH IS

THE HOA? ARTICLE DENA MCDONALD OF ELAN MANAGEMENT

WHAT IS A COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION? A community association is a non-governmental group organized for a joint purpose, typically, cooperatives, neighborhoods, or groups of owners in proximity, organized to ensure real estate owned by the group is maintained.

+ A= Assessments, How much am I required to pay to be a member of the

Community associations are legal entities and

association? In newer communities, assessments pay for amenities, street lights,

have a board of directors that is responsible for

property taxes for retention ponds, etc. Basically, community expenses that

guiding the association. If you own a property

should be shared among owners.

in a community association, you are a member of the community association (CAM).

+ B= Bylaws, Who runs the community? What are my rights as a member of the association? + C= Covenants, The entire set of regulations and rules that were recorded with

WHO GOVERNS CAM?

your property.

Real estate boards or commissions of each state typically establish education, licensing, and practices for community association management. In the state of Georgia, the Georgia Real Estate Commission administers the license law that regulates brokers, salespersons, and community association managers. 

Knowing your community ABCs is the first step towards becoming a good homeowner. Getting involved and staying involved is the follow up! Elan Management is a licensed and bonded Georgia Real Estate Firm established in 2008 and has proudly served the South Fulton community for 10 years.    

WHERE ARE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES PERFORMED?

Elan Management is a licensed and bonded Georgia Real Estate Firm established in

CAM is nationwide and prominent in com-

2008 and has proudly served the South Fulton community for 10 years. We provide admin-

munity associations (often referred to as sub-

istrative, financial, and operational oversight for HOAs, POAs, and condos in addition to

divisions) especially after the 1990s. If you see

other real estate services. Our management team has 25+ years in real estate industry

a new neighborhood going up, there is a 99%

with 15+ years in community association management.

probability CAM is involved.

Our vision and its execution are overseen by Dena McDonald-Francis, a licensed Georgia Real Estate Broker who also holds a Community Association Manager desig-

WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS

nation. A native Atlantan and South Fulton resident, Dena is a graduate of Georgetown

TO KNOW AS A HOMEOWNER?

University School of Foreign Service and is frequently a featured speaker for events

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related to homeowner association management and governance. She is also the lead instructor for the proprietary Do It Yourself HOA™ workshops.


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HOPS & VINE

FAMILY DRINKS WE LOVE THEM, BUT IT’S NO SECRET THAT SOME FAMILY MEMBERS MAKE THE HOLIDAYS A LITTLE MORE INTERESTING. CHEERS TO THEM!

1

THE MOTHERIN-LAW

INGREDIENTS

2

THE HIPSTER COUSIN

INGREDIENTS

3

( K ID-FRIENDLY!)

THE ROWDY NIECES + NEPHEWS

INGREDIENTS

+ 1 1/2 ounces vodka

+ 1 1/2 ounces vodka

+ 1/2 cup sugar

+ 1 part club soda or tonic

+ 1 1/2 ounces Baileys Irish Cream

+ 1/4 cup baking cocoa

+ 1 part Sprite or lemon-lime soda + 1 part cranberry juice + Lime and cranberries for garnish

DIRECTIONS

Pumpkin Spice Liqueur + 3 ounces cereal milk (steep cereal

+ Dash of salt + 1/3 cup hot water

of your choice—we like pumpkin

+ 4 cups almond milk

spice Cheerios—in milk for 25-30

+ 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

minutes, then strain)

+ Mini marshmallows and chocolate syrup for garnish

and cranberry juice to a glass of your

DIRECTIONS

choice—the more ornate, the better.

Fill a rocks glass (or any unconvention-

DIRECTIONS

Garnish with lime and cranberries if

al container you have laying around)

In a saucepan, combine sugar, salt and

desired and enjoy!

with desired amount of ice. Add vodka

cocoa. Add water and bring to a boil,

and pumpkin spice liqueur, then top

stirring for 2 minutes. Stir in almond

with cereal milk. Cheers!

milk and heat to desired temperature

Add vodka, club soda or tonic, Sprite

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A Mind Filled with Gratitude

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By Pickens A. Patterson III, MD

id you know that our mind and our thoughts have a significant impact on our overall health? Not only is our mental health dependent upon our daily thoughts and thought patterns, but so is our physical well-being. Mind, body, and soul are intimately woven together and are interdependent upon one another. If we do not nourish our mind and our soul, our body will suffer. Likewise, if we do not properly nourish and take care of our body, our mind and soul will suffer as well. One way to keep your mind and thoughts on the right track, and thus your body and emotional health is to train your mind to be a mind filled with gratitude. A simple way to start this process is to wake up every morning and before getting out of bed thinking of at least three things for which you are thankful. In order to ensure that you make this a routine, write your plans on a piece of paper and place it next to your alarm clock so it is the first thing you see in the morning. Even if this seems difficult in the beginning, it will get easier as you practice. As you go about your daily routine, force yourself to remember and acknowledge things for which you are thankful as well. If you have a car remind yourself that you are thankful. If you are walking remind yourself to be grateful that you are able to walk. Before you know it, rather than focusing on missteps, and negativity you will soon be focused on how much you have to be thankful for.

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N OV E M B E R

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

3 LIGHTS, CAMERA, AUCTION! A NIGHT OF HOLLYWOOD PEARLFECTION

THROUGH NOV 4 SERENBE PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS SLEEPY HOLLOW

sold out in minutes. The last stop on its multi-city tour is at the High Museum of Art. If you missed your chance to get advance tickets, a limited number of

Chattahoochee Hills

tickets will be available on-site  each

Favorite fall fright fest the Sleepy Hol-

day for walk-up purchase beginning

South Fulton

low Experience follows  five sold out

on Nov. 18. High.org/kasuma

“A Hush Affair” is the signature

seasons and recognition as one of the

fundraising event for The Twen-

‘Top Five Halloween Plays in the Coun-

ty Pearls Foundation,Inc. and this

try’ by American Theatre Magazine.

year they celebrate the founda-

Fresh adaptation by Serenbe Play-

tion's 26th year. This year's pro-

house’s Brian Clowdus. Are you afraid

BLACK NATIVITY

ceeds will fund 2019 programs and

of the dark? No worries! Due to popular

A soul-stirring rendition of the Christ-

scholarships. Hosted by Frank Ski

request, they are proud to present The

mas Story that fills the theatre with thrill-

with entertainment by Gritz and

Sleepy Hollow Family Experience.  

ing voices, exciting dance and glorious

THROUGH DEC

Jelly Butter, it will be held at the At-

gospel music. It is a powerful retelling of

lanta Airport Marriott Gateway. For

the Nativity story from an African-Amer-

tickets and more information, visit Hush2018.Auction-Bid.org.

THROUGH FEB YAYOI KUSAMA: INFINITY MIRRORS

ican perspective. The original Black Nativity  was written in 1961 by poet Langston Hughes. The African-Amer-

Midtown

ican viewpoint and gospel music

Referred to as the Hamilton  of the

make it   a unique performance piece.

art world, this exhibition previously

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LOCAL’S CHOICE

5 Easy Ways You Can Give Back in South Fulton ARTICLE KATRINA MORRISON

01

FEED THE SENIORS! Deliver packaged meals to seniors in South Fulton. South Fulton Meals on Wheels

Flexible 1-2 hour shifts. Select routes that are convenient for you. Great for families! South Fulton Senior Services: 404.559.0070 SFSSI.org/Volunteer

02

GET INTO POLITICS! Help voters get to the polls this election season by volunteering.

Georgia Democrats, South Fulton Field Office Ernest Boston: Ernest@georgiademocrat.org Georgia Republicans GAGOP.org/volunteer/

03

BIKES FOR KIDS! Free Bikes for Kids Atlanta Has your child outgrown their old bike? Donate your child's bike

and volunteer to distribute bikes to children in the community. Westside Beltline Area Contact: stephanie@fb4katl.org Bike Giveaway Day 12/8, FB4KATL.org/volunteer

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INSPIRE YOUTH! Support RoboChicks at the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA after school program as they coach an all-girls robotics team.

The immediate need is to have STEM Career Mentors come to meet-

THERE ARE LOTS OF WAYS TO GET INVOLVED IN

ings and share their stories to show the students the possibilities in STEM.

THE SOUTH FULTON COMMUNITY. The smallest

Secondly, volunteers are always appreciated. The older team meets with

commitment can have a huge impact on someone's life.

the younger team every Tuesday and Thursday to prepare for upcoming

Here's a short list to get you started:

competitions. Lastly, monetary donations to cover the cost of Outreach, Competitions, Snacks and Team Supplies. The RoboChicks is a 501(c) under Georgia Robotics Alliance, so all donations are tax deductible. Learn more at RoboChicks.blogspot.com or email bisakelly@aol. com for more information. 

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HELP ANIMALS! LifeLine Animal Project Spay & Neuter Clinic Now accepting monetary donations, towels and blankets.

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