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BEAT THE HEAT WITH THE SOFU SUMMER GUIDE MEET THE MAYOR OF FAIRBURN ELIZABETH CARR-HURST

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Alliance Spine & Pain Centers Invested in South Fulton

Alliance Spine and Pain Centers (ASPC) is invested in SoFu ™ and believes in the community it serves. CA M P CR E E K M A R K E T P L ACE

3885 Princeton Lakes Way Ste 400 Atlanta, GA 30331 www.spinepains.com 770-929-9033 By bringing cutting edge pain care to the South Fulton area, with an accredited ambulatory surgery center staffed by physicians who have stakes in the community, ASPC wants to help provide the high level of healthcare the community deserves. If you are experiencing any level of pain beyond what you would expect from your injury, surgery or even from an unknown cause, ask your physician for a referral to ASPC, or give us a call to see how we can help. Trey Patterson, MD and Zwade Marshall, MD are here for you.

Life. Starts. Here.


LIFESTYLE LETTER

JULY 2018 PUBLISHER

Michelle Willis | michelle.willis@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Erikka Mitchell | emitchell@lifestylepubs.com ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Donna Dow | donna.dow@lifestylepubs.com

Photo by Erika C. Stallworth

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Kim Bryant, Katrina Morrison

Happy Summer, South Fulton! WE ALL KNOW HOW HOT IT IS OUT THERE, SO I’M HAPPY TO SHARE SOME

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Benjamin Grace Photography, Katrina Morrison, Erika C. Stallworth

“BEAT THE HEAT” TIPS! Despite the heat, summer is the time to get outside or get away. Some of my line sisters and I recently returned from our annual trip, and it was exceptional! We had lots to celebrate: 20 years together in Alpha Kappa Alpha and several milestone birthdays. We went all the way to an all-inclusive resort in Jamaica to find yet again that “Atlanta Influences Everything,” as the saying goes. The music poolside was from Atlanta and there were several familiar faces roaming around—much to our surprise! Local artist Yung Joc was there performing—I usually see him eating with his family at our Nancy’s Pizza location right here in South Fulton at the Camp Creek Marketplace.  We lolled around on the beach and enjoyed the atmosphere at Rick’s Cafe (yes, I jumped!).

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It was so good to just take a much-needed break. When I returned home to beautiful #SoFu, a guy with the most handsome gap-toothed grin was waiting to welcome me—all the beauty of the green hills paled in comparison to my bright little guy!   You’ll discover some delicious finds in this issue! Our fun Summer Guide and refreshing photos from the Fairburn splash pad should spark some cool summer ideas. Refresh yourself with our list of Top 5 ATL Ice Cream Spots, or if you need a little more kick, try the cocktail recipe from Kessia, mixologist at the Renaissance Marriott Atlanta Airport Gateway. Dig In & Keep Cool!

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JULY 2018

FEATURES 12 Anthony Detamore of Essential Heating and Air Keeping You Cool

19 SoFu’s Great Summer Escape A Complete Guide to Summer Fun in SoFu

24 Mayor Elizabeth Carr-Hurst and City Administrator Donna Gayden Fairburn’s Dream Team

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30 Make a Splash! Duncan Park Splash Pad in Fairburn

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Locally Owned

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Culinary Creations

24 Hometown Hero 30 City Scene 33 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Local’s Choice


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Drive and Dine Benefitting Christian City Four hundred guests gathered on April 28 for the inaugural Drive & Dine event at Porsche Experience Center Atlanta to raise $243,000 in support of Christian City Children’s Village and the Safe Place program.

National Black Arts Festival Presents Fine Art + Fashion Benefit The annual event held at Neiman Marcus Phipps Plaza benefitted students studying fashion design. NBAF Gala: What Makes a Legend honoring Ingrid Saunders Jones will be held on July 14 at 7 p.m. at Flourish. Contact Judy at jhanenkrat@nbaf.org for Gala reservations. Rosalind and John Brewer will serve as honorary chairs and Radcliffe Bailey will receive the Luminary Award. 

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AROUND TOWN problem-solving and critical thinking, both of which will prepare students for high-level coursework in middle school, high school and beyond.” Evoline C. West Elementary initiated the process for state certification in 2014, when it created a STEM culture by giving K-5 students STEM Lab as a class for 45 minutes each week. The school also participated in a STEM night where students showcased their classroom science projects.

SPEAKING ABOUT WELLNESS QUARTERLY SEMINAR SERIES AT WELLSTAR WellStar Health System is proud to introduce the Speaking about Wellness for Women and Speaking

WESTLAKE’S KENNEDY SIMON LEAVES TRACK AND FIELD LEGACY

about Wellness for Healthy Aging quarterly seminar series to Atlanta and South Fulton County residents.   WHAT: Speaking about Wellness for Women is

Kennedy Simon recently graduated leaving

open to women of all ages, and is designed to pro-

a lasting track and field legacy in Georgia high

vide information on how to create self-awareness,

school sports.

and make personal health and well-being a priority.

She bested the status she achieved last year as

Speaking about Wellness for Healthy Aging pro-

the 2016-2017 Gatorade Georgia State Girls Track

vides people 50 and older with the tools to make

and Field Player of the Year, by helping her Westlake

lifestyle enhancements for healthy aging and living

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EVOLINE C. WEST ELEMENTARY FIRST TO EARN STEM CERTIFICATION Fulton County Elementary School Awarded STEM Certification Fulton

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Schools’

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West

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Elementary this week became the first in South

WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, Letton

Fulton and the fourth in the district to become

Auditorium (Located in the Health Pavilion), 320

state-certified in STEM.

Parkway Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30312.

In Georgia, STEM-certified schools offer an integrated curriculum that focuses on problem-solving, discovery,

exploratory

project/problem-based

learning, and student-centered development of ideas and solutions. Amana Academy Elementary, River Eves Elementary and Woodland Elementary are Fulton County Schools that are STEM-certified. “I am excited about the additional resources and partnerships STEM certification will provide stu-

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dents at Evoline C. West Elementary,” said Fulton

We are always accepting submissions for announce-

County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Rose. “A

ments you’d like to see included in our Around Town

STEM curriculum offers opportunities for engaging

section. Submissions are accepted via the Contact

hands-on learning experiences that encourage

Us tab at SouthFultonLifestyle.com.

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YOUR NEIGHBOR WANTS TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY AND BUSINESS COOL AND COMFORTABLE

"WHY NOT TRUST YOUR NEIGHBOR WITH A JOB AS BIG AND IMPORTANT AS THE COMFORT OF YOUR FAMILY OR CUSTOMERS?" Anthony Detamore asks. He has a point. His customers are very happy with the service provided by Essential Heating & Air Conditioning—so happy that Anthony can barely shop in Publix at peak times because he gets stopped and patted on the back so often! Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Anthony relocated with his family to Atlanta at age 6. He attended Atlanta Technical College and received his HVAC Certification, establishing Essential Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in 1998. A diehard Falcons fan and season ticket holder, Anthony has made the South Fulton area his home for 10 years. His passion for service drives Anthony to spend much of his spare time assisting in the community by encouraging youth to become entrepreneurs and providing training in the HVAC industry. This kind of giving back demonstrates the heart with which Anthony and his team operate the company.  MAKING IT HAPPEN FOR CUSTOMERS Essential offers financing for any size project,  large or small!  Essential Heating & Air Conditioning is fully licensed and insured and has been servicing the Metro area for 23 years, providing HVAC in a variety of settings.  With Commercial, Residential and Service departments, Essential is in the business of helping customers protect their investments from unforeseen occurrences that can ultimately be costly. Dedicated to providing indoor weather solutions for families across Georgia, the Essential team stands out by offering customers first class service by highly trained technicians at below industry pricing! 

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ESSENTIAL OFFERS “YOUR BEST SELECTION” AS IT STATES IN THE COMPANY MOTTO. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IS THE FIRST PRIORITY!

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THIS REFRESHING, EASY-TO-MAKE DRINK HELPS TO BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT. I decided to share a  basil peach lemon drop martini or what I like to call a “Georgia Summer.” FUN FACTS I'm from Ghana, West Africa. Culturally, we use ginger for many things. The spritz of ginger beer at the end is a tribute to my heritage, a nice refreshing twist to a traditional martini.

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INGREDIENTS + 2 oz Absolut citron + 1 oz lemon juice + 0.5 oz simple syrup + 0.5 oz peach purée + Sugar + A couple leaves of basil + A lemon wheel slice (Decoration)  + Martini shaker + Muddler or pestle + Ice

DIRECTIONS + Take a few pieces of the basil, the leaves and place into martini shaker + Use pestle to muddle the basil by pressing the pestle into the shaker and coarsely moving it against the basil in the bottom of the shaker + Pour all of the liquid ingredients into the shaker on top of the muddled basil + Add ice and shake continuously until most of the ice dissolves (no longer feeling the ice clinking in the shaker—nice bicep exercise)  + Grab chilled martini glass + Dip the rim of the martini glass into the sugar to coat it + Strain liquid ingredients from the martini shaker into the sugar rim coated martini glass + Add a spritz of ginger beer + Garnish with a basil leaf and a lemon wheel slice. + Enjoy!

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LIVE LIFE... LOVE FASHION

Summer Safety

By Pickens A. Patterson III, MD

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ummer is a time for fun in the sun! Most of us love summer because we get to spend time outdoors and enjoy its beauty. Many of us also enjoy watersports and being in and around water. Additionally, many children look forward to the summer because they get a break for school, have fun with their friends and explore areas of interest outside of traditional academics. As we enjoy the summer for so many great reasons, we must also be certain to be aware of, and protect ourselves from some of the dangers associated with this fun time of the year. One of the most dangerous aspects of outdoor activities in the summer is overheating or “heat stroke.” This occurs when our body becomes unable to manage the heat effectively and our body temperature begins to rise. Early symptoms of heat exhaustion include, but are not limited to cool, moist or pale skin, excessive sweating, dizziness, nausea, fatigue and disorientation. If you suspect heat exhaustion, move the person to a cooler location, apply cool towels or a light mist, offer water to sip in small quantities and remove any tight clothing. If the person will not or cannot drink water, vomits, or loses consciousness, call 911 immediately.

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BEAT THE HEAT WITH THESE SUMMER HOT SPOTS ENJOY THE BEST OF WHAT SOUTH FULTON HAS TO OFFER WITH THIS FEATURE OF GREAT SUMMER ESCAPES. Whether you choose to seek comfort in a cooler indoor climate, stargaze at a

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luxury hotel, hydrate with fresh juices or take in art at a local gallery, we've got you covered. Bring your family and friends along and make the most of the season!

SUMMER ESCAPES

There's no other way to best capture summertime fun than a drive-in movie after dark. The all-new 4-Star hotel Solis at Two Porsche Drive in Hapeville is offering free movies to the public this

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summer on select dates. A 25-foot screen transforms the Solis parking lot into an outdoor theater overlooking majestic views of Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport runways.  Ideal for car buffs, aviation fans, or anyone that wants to take in a perfect scene on a breezy warm night. Patrons can order wonderfully prepared appetizers and refreshing summer cocktails from the menu offered by Apron, a full-service restaurant in the lobby of Solis.  Don't miss the next screening on July 14 at 8:30 p.m. showing "Dream Machine" starring Corey Haim.

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SUMMER ESCAPE

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two. The Delta Flight Museum is located minutes away from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and is the perfect hideaway from the outdoor summer heat. It's housed in a newly remodeled temperature controlled aircraft hanger, so there's plenty of chilled air for everyone.   The Museum offers a unique interactive experience and is great for families, airplane enthusiasts, or anyone that wants to try something new. Visitors can climb on board a Boeing 747-400 and experience what a First Class flight to China would feel like.  There are other aircrafts on site including a 767 purchased by employees named The Spirit of Delta and a completely restored 1940 Douglas DC -3. Be sure to check out the Boeing 737 flight simulator, which happens to be the only one in the U.S. open to the public. On your way out, stop by the museum's gift shop for a one-of-a-kind souvenir! 

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three. Summer is a great time to practice your downward dog or tree pose at Paperplane Yoga Studio. Located on Harvard Avenue next to the colorful Yo-yo Ferro mural, the unique studio beckons visitors—take one step in the door and you won't believe you're still in College Park. A vintage chandelier, lofty ceiling, flowing sheers, and white brick walls adorned with bold art magically transports you to a studio in Venice Beach. There’s no other place like it. The owner, Toni Young, curates an exhibit of engaging art pieces from local artists. The art is only on display for a few months until a new collection arrives and is celebrated with an opening reception. With every exhibit comes a fresh and exciting experience that energizes your yoga practice. Paperplane Yoga studio sizzles this summer with the newest class, Yoga & Salsa. Restorative Yoga, group classes, family sessions, and private classes are offered daily, morning and night.

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SUMMER ESCAPE

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Recharge, unplug, and head out to camp! Chattahoochee Bend is one of the largest State Parks in Georgia and sits on the scenic Chattahoochee River. This isn't your typical rustic campground your parents sent you to during the summer either. Located just 40 miles from South Fulton, it's most known for paddling, camping, and fishing. New this year are fully furnished two-bedroom, two-bath cabins, fully electric and can sleep up to 8 people. Each kitchen comes equipped with everything you need to prepare meals sans a campfire, though there is one for roasting marshmallows outside.  There's also a brand new playground located steps from the cabins. One of the three new cabins is fully accessible and pet-friendly. At Chattahoochee Bend State Park, kids will love the new Parks After Dark family program and Junior Ranger programs.  Cabins can be reserved online, and the park is open year-round.


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HOMETOWN HERO

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FAIRBURN IS SITUATED TO SUCCEED, TO BORROW A FEW WORDS FROM THE CITY MOTTO. Meeting

Mayor

Elizabeth

Carr-Hurst

and

City

Administrator Donna Gayden prove the truth of these words and puts one at ease, knowing this part of South Fulton is in good hands. The hard work and dedication these leaders pour into the City of Fairburn is reflected in their words and actions.  Here, they recall the recent tornado in South Fulton: MAYOR HURST:  I arrived at the sight only to feel as if I were a cast member in the movie “Twister.”  Devastation set in when I saw so many houses destroyed and residents standing around in despair wondering, “Where do I go from here?” I immediately dispatched an “SOS Cry” to my City Administrator, Councilmembers, Chief of Police, Fire Chief, Property Management, Public Works and Recreation team. We had all hands on deck to fully assist our neighbors. Together, we boarded windows, picked up debris and comforted residents during a time of great upheaval. For weeks, the City of Fairburn extended its shoulder to the City of South Fulton as one team, working toward one goal: serving the community. I realize life cannot be taken for granted. Anything can happen in the blink of an eye. I’m grateful to God that despite the horrific scene, Mayor Edwards didn’t have to prepare a speech, nor did any resident have to make funeral arrangements. 

WHE N MY SERVICE IS COMPLETE, I WANT TO HEAR BOTH GOD AN D TH E CITY OF FAIRBURN SAY, "WE L L DONE THOU G O O D AND FAITHFUL SERVA N T, YOU CAN NOW STEP BACK & RELAX." - M AYO R ELIZABETH CARR-HU RST CONTINUED >

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CA DONNA GAYDEN: Mayor Elizabeth Carr-Hurst and I sprang into action early on the morning of March 20 upon learning the news. We dispatched our City’s resources of Public Works employees to assist in the cleanup. The mayor stated, “Our neighbors in the City of South Fulton are hurting and are in a crisis. It is the right thing to do, as we are all here to serve.” Mayor CarrHurst, under the weather herself, was onsite walking the streets, removing debris and talking to the affected citizens.  GOOD NEWS When asked about the good news happening around town and inquiring about some of their favorite spots, the duo had much to share: Mayor: As a newly appointed mayor, we are in pursuit of encompassing a phenomenal “team effort” to promote and carry Fairburn to its greatest accomplishments ever. In doing this, we want every citizen to recognize that Fairburn truly is “fair,” in that we are endeavoring to strategically meet citizens’ needs and concerns. Projects addressed are being answered and managed within a very timely manner to improve the upkeep of the city. Sidewalks are being installed to ensure the safety of citizens as they walk, jog or run outside. Streets are being improved by paving, restructuring and painting vivid lines so drivers can see clearly at night.  Walking, music and eating are therapy for my soul. Once a month I take some “me time” and stroll through Downtown Fairburn. I love looking at the lighted arena as my head bops to the rhythm of fine music performed by profound artists from across the nation on our newly built Frankie Arnold Stage and Courtyard. I head to Oz Pizza, which serves the best pizza in town, and order my favorite dish, the “Mack” with extra cheese. Mmm-mmm good!  Donna added, “Fairburn is a thriving multi-faceted and progressive city. We are small and quaint enough for the people who live a calm, simple life, yet we are active enough for the millennials on the move. This summer, the City of Fairburn showcases the Duncan Park Pool and Splashpad, a wonderful haven for children and families. We make sure activities and programs are available to the youth, especially during summer when they are not in school. Along with baseball, basketball and soccer, we offer Mental Fitness, a STEM youth program that helps keep kids physically AND mentally active. For heathier eating and community fresh products, we invite families to attend our Fairburn Farmer’s Market at the Frankie Arnold Stage and Courtyard every Friday. The Stage and Courtyard is also where we host free concerts, comedy shows and movie nights for residents.  Donna shared her favorite thing about serving as City Administrator. “The best part of my position as City Administrator is the residents that I get the opportunity to interact with, whether it be at City Council meetings, at the store or while grabbing lunch. When managing, I’m reminded of Jeremiah 31:3, ‘Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore, I have drawn you with lovingkindness.’ As City Administrator, it is my duty to inundate my constituents with an agape love, leaving them with the same love I have for our phenomenal city. Of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the staff of the City of Fairburn. I am fortunate to meet and communicate with every employee in the city.”  The Mayor feels equally blessed with her position. “The best thing about being the mayor is the ability to humbly utilize my leadership position to serve the residents of Fairburn. Serving the community creates an inevitable bond between myself and stakeholders. God didn’t place me in this position to glorify the title, ‘Mayor,’ but to do the work of a servant for His people."  26

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+ Duncan Park Pool & Splash Pad 6000 Rivertown Road Fairburn, GA + Purchase all Splash Passes https://apm. activecommunities.com/fairburn/Membership + Provides access for the 2018 season (May 26, 2018- September 3, 2018). This pass is available for City of Fairburn residents ONLY!  RESIDENT SPLASH PASS              PRICE Adult Pass ( 16 +)      

              $60.00

Senior Pass (55 +)    

             $45.00

Youth Pass ( 2-15)  

               $45.00

+ *Resident splash passes can only be purchased in person at the Fairburn Youth Center: 149 S.W. Broad Street; Fairburn, Ga 30213. Proof of residency must be provided in the form of a picture I.D. and current utility bill in the name of the purchaser. + Non-Resident Splash Pass provides access to the Duncan Park Pool and Splash Pad during hours of operation for the 2018 season (May 26 September 3, 2018). Non-residents are not eligible to purchase a Family Splash Pass. Only 50 individual non-resident splash passes will be available for purchase for the 2018 season. NON-RESIDENT SPLASH PASS         PRICE Adult Pass ( 16 +)    

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The $2 million, winner-take-all summer basketball event broadcast live on ESPN will host its Super 16 round in Atlanta  July  26 – 29, 2018  at Georgia State University Sports Arena. Tournament features a 72-team bracket of top-notch professional basketball, featuring college alumni teams, international basketball stars, ex-NBA players, future NBA players and more competing in a 5-on-5 tournament. 

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TOP 5 ICE CREAM SHOPS TO BEAT THE ATL HEAT! SUMMER HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN AND THE HEAT WAVE IS WASHING OVER OUR CITY. A favorite way to cool off in this weather is with some delicious ice cream.  We live in a city full of amazing cool treat shops and we’ve been on a

search for some favorites to visit this summer.

1. KILWIN'S- ATLANTIC STATION You can smell the handmade fudge and delicious chocolates as you approach the store. Forty different flavors of ice cream and it’s worth the wait!

2. YOGLI MOGLI-DOUGLASVILLE Five locations serve up a wide variety of flavors mixed with seasonal fresh fruit and other treats.  

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4. JAKE’S ICE CREAMOLD FOURTH WARD & EAST POINT Since 1999, this Atlanta favorite is no secret to natives, especially if you live along the belt line. Their expansive list of flavors really covers anything you could think of and  they will even create a flavor for you! Several locations around Atlanta, and the newest location is at 1650

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