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To My Patients, I wanted to take a moment to thank each of you for recognizing me as “The Best Family Physician� in the Smyrna / Vinings area for a second year in a row! You have been so supportive of me, my family, and our practice for many years and I am grateful to each of you. Above all, thank you for entrusting me with your care, sharing your lives with me, and allowing me to do the same. With much appreciation, Dr. Smith

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I have a herniated disc. Can you help me? Patients often come to us after being told that surgery is their option for a herniated disc. While it’s true that a herniated disc is a very serious and painful condition, our procedure has been able to help many people find relief and avoid back surgery. Our specific procedure works by correcting spinal misalignment that may have caused the herniated disc. Correcting the spinal balance results in roughly 75% of our patients avoiding surgery. The other 25% will typically fare better after surgery because our procedure has restored proper alignment and balance to the spine. Proper alignment makes the repair or removal of the herniated disc more successful and the patient is less likely to have multiple back surgeries. Our clinic offers a free consultation to evaluate your MRI and help us determine if your herniated disc is a candidate for what we do.

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Lifestyle Letter

A Time to be Thankful NOVEMBER 2017

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hankful: it’s a word that gets tossed around a lot this time of year as November arrives and 2017 begins to draw to a close.

Photo: Donna Permell, PrimePhocus.com

And although it typically marks the winding down of the year, November is also a season of beginnings. This month begins the season of giving and the season of receiving. It begins the season of family gatherings and time spent with friends. It’s the month of Thanksgiving Day parades, Black Friday shopping, mom’s traditional holiday dinners and naps on the couch when you’ve had too much turkey ... or casserole ... or pie …

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But, perhaps most importantly, it’s the beginning of a season of reflection and gratefulness. While we’re incredibly thankful for all of the food (who isn’t thankful for the person who came up with pie?), wine, and family time November brings—food and wine is this month’s theme, after all—here at Vinings Lifestyle, we’re truly thankful for you. When we fill this magazine each month with local restaurants, locally-owned businesses and inspiring members of the Vinings community, it’s because we’re thankful for everything the place we call home has to offer, and for you—the readers and members of this community—who continue to inspire us to make every issue of this publication special. Thank you for taking the time to join us as we strive to connect you with your community through meaningful words and beautiful photographs. And to you, our readers, take some time to think about what you’re thankful for this November. May you find gratitude in the little things, and may the list of what you’re thankful for go on forever. Have a great November, Vinings, and happy Thanksgiving.

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Even though most people think of pre-teens and teens when they think of orthodontics, there are good reasons your child should get an orthodontic evaluation much sooner. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later the age 7. Orthodontists can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present. While your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there could be a problem that only an orthodontist can detect. The check-up may reveal that your child’s bite is fine. Or, the orthodontist

Through an early orthodontic evaluation, you’ll be giving your child the best opportunity for a healthy, beautiful smile. Because patients differ in both physiological development and treatment needs, the orthodontist’s goal is to provide each patient with the most appropriate treatment at the most appropriate time.

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may identify a developing problem but recommend monitoring the child’s growth and development, and then, if indicated, begin treatment at the appropriate time for the child. In other cases, the orthodontist might find a problem that can benefit from early treatment. Early treatment may prevent more serious problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated. In some cases, the orthodontist will be able to achieve results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have finished growing.

Early treatment may give your orthodontist the chance to: 1. guide jaw growth

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November 2017

Departments

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10

Good Times

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Around Town

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Culinary Creations

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Realty Report

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Food & Wine

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Healthy Lifestyle

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Local’s Choice

18 Out of the Kitchen

Los Bravos and Rev Coffee Roasters

22 Soup + Wine

A Perfect Pairing

34 Best Thanksgiving Traditions

Our Favorite Family Traditions

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Good Times

Best of Smyrna Vinings Awards Mixer

The readers of Vinings Lifestyle have chosen the 2017 Best of Smyrna-Vinings businesses! There are a few not pictured; check out the September issue for the full list. Congratulations to this year's winners. 

Title Sponsor - WellStar Vinings Health Park

Best Barbecue: Jim 'N Nick's B-B-Q

Best Salon: Bob Steele - The Verge

Best New Restaurant: Porch Light Latin Kitchen Best Latin Cuisine: Los Bravos Mexican Restaurant

Best Breakfast/Brunch: Another Broken Egg

Best Pediatric Dentist: Dr. Aaron Schwartz, Best Dentist: Dr. Jarret Manning, JLM Dentistry Swartz Dentistry for Children & Young Adults

Best Orthodontist: Dr. Barry Cohen, Cohen Orthodontics

Best Pediatrician - Single Practice: Premier Best Pediatrician - Multi-Practice: WellStar Pediatrics Best Fitness Center: Orangetheroy Fitness Pediatric Associates

Best Day Spa: Natural Body - Ivy Walk 10

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Best Chiropractor: The Joint

Best Dermatologist: Gardner Dermatology & Med Spa


Best OB/GYN: Dr. Nannette Cook

Best Med Spa: Village Health Spa

Best Lawncare: Atlanta Professional Landscapers Best Landscaper: Jonquil Landscaping

Best Auto Repair: Georgia Luxury Automotive

Best Cocktail: Eleanor's Muss & Turner

Best Realtor: The Smyrna Team - Keller Williams Best Pet Care/Grooming: Pet Spa at Vinings

Best Jeweler: D. Geller & Son

Best Women's Clothing: Heart & Sole Boutique

Best Kid's Activity: Taylor Brawner Park

Best Plastic Surgeon: Reconstructive Surgery

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Best Cleaning Service: Maid Right - Marietta

Best Plumber: Superior Plumbing

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Good Times

Best of Smyrna Vinings Awards Mixer

More than 880 readers sent in an RSVP for this affair. Readers won door prizes, sampled food and participated in a silent party. There were more than 40 vendors mixing it up with the readers as well and a fabulous jazz cafe on the back patio. Stay tuned for next year's event!

Grub Burger

Rev Coffee Roasters

Cabbage To Go

Bonefish Grill

Another Broken Egg

Los Bravos

She gets a door prize!

She gets a door prize!

She gets a door prize!

Philip Adair Jazz Trio

Shhh, it's a silent party. 12

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Around Town

AROUND TOWN TASTE OF KENNESAW Load up the fam and head

Atlanta. This event is free and open to the public. The parade will start at SunTrust Plaza at Peachtree Street. There will be a parade awards presentation at Pemberton Place following the parade. This year, we celebrate the WWI centennial. The parade's grand marshal will be James

E.

Livingston,

to the 2017 Taste of Kennesaw

a retired U.S. Marine

from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday,

Corps major general and

November 4, in downtown

a Medal of Honor recipient for heroic actions in 1968.

Kennesaw. Enjoy live music

Parade entries will be judged in eight categories: president's tro-

on two entertainment stages

phy, most patriotic, best military, best veteran, best band, best march-

while you chow down on food

ing, best non-veteran and best ROTC unit. Awards will be announced

samples from 30 different local restaurants with food samples from $1 to $4.

and presented after the parade at Pemberton Place.

Restaurants will be competing for recognition in the following

Starting at 6 p.m. on November 11 at the Georgia Aquarium, there

categories: best entrée, best dessert, best food presentation, best

will be a black-tie Freedom Ball with Livingston as the keynote speaker.

decorated tent and best appetizer. Admission is free, and there will be activities for the kids including a rock wall, inflatables and slides and a trackless train. Time your visit just right and you can see four local high school teams compete in a culinary throwdown for a share of scholarship

Visit GeorgiaVeteransDay.org for updates.

WELLSTAR HEALTH SYSTEM OPENS THIRD HEALTH PARK The WellStar Vinings Health

money for their respective high schools. Competitions will be from

Park,

10:30 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

square-foot facility, opened on

SHOPPE HOLIDAY MARKET The third annual Shoppe Holiday Market kicks off November 10 and runs through November 12 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. This

a

three-level,

162,000

Monday, September 11. It provides an array of outpatient services to residents of South Cobb, Smyrna and Vinings.

holiday market has it all—you can shop, take classes, find inspiration

A health park brings outpa-

and even get personal styling. This is a great way to kick off the holi-

tient and physician services

day season with three shops in one market: Shoppe Artisan, Shoppe

directly

Boutique and Holiday WorkSHOPPE.

Residents no longer will have to

to

the

community.

Shoppe Artisan will feature handmade goods including crafts, fine

endure long drive times, frustrat-

art, home décor, fashion accessories, fine jewelry, apothecary and

ing traffic congestion and multi-

gourmet foods.

ple trips to different facilities to

Shoppe Boutique will showcase more than 100 specialty stores and boutiques offering the finest in clothing, home décor, gifts and holiday items. Holiday WorkSHOPPE will offer classes from cooking and enter-

access health services.

A ribbon-cutting was held September 11 at WellStar Vinings Health Park.

WellStar Vinings Health Park will bring 175 jobs to the community. In all, WellStar’s three health parks have brought 600 jobs to Cobb County.

taining to organizing and personal styling. The Pinterest-inspired

Vinings Health Park will offer comprehensive diagnostic cen-

classes will provide you everything you need to know to get ready for

ter, including imaging, women’s imaging, lab and pre-admission

entertaining this holiday season.

testing; urgent care center; cardiac diagnostics; sleep center;

For more information, go to ShoppeArtisan.com

2017 ATLANTA VETERANS DAY PARADE The 36th Georgia Veterans Day Parade will take place from 11:11 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, in downtown 16

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physical therapy and sports medicine; cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation; retail pharmacy; and a community education and wellness center. WellStar Vinings Health Park is located at 4441 Atlanta Rd. SE, in Smyrna near Interstate 285 and Cumberland Parkway.


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With Los Bravos and Rev Coffee Roasters

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Rev Coffee Roasters Vinings Lifestyle sat down with Nick Bimmerle (NB) owner  of Rev Coffee Roasters. VL: How did you get into the roasting business? NB: Roasting happened for Rev Coffee organically. When I got into

the coffee business, I didn't know much beyond the fact that I had a passion for good coffee and a desire to serve my community. An opportunity presented itself to buy an old Probat coffee roaster, and I knew I had to do it! Roasting coffee has given us complete control of the different coffees we buy. VL: Voted best coffee shop by Vinings Lifestyle readers in our Best of

Smyrna-Vinings contest, what makes Rev the best? NB: Service and quality. We truly put our hearts into everything we do

at Rev Coffee. We don't just want to be your morning stop for a quick pick-me-up, we want our customers to have an amazing experience every time they step foot in our store. VL: How long has Rev been in Smyrna? NB: We have been around for almost 10 years. What started out as a

small coffee shop with big dreams has really blossomed into a place that locals call home. We couldn't do it without them. I couldn’t have done any of this without my wonderful wife, Jenn. Rev Coffee Roasters is located at 1680-B Spring Road, Smyrna. For more information, visit RevCoffee.com.


Los Bravos Vinings Lifestyle (VL) sat down with Los Bravos owner Max Angel (MA) and got

MA: Our food is made-to-order with the

the inside scoop on one of Smyrna’s favorite Mexican restaurants.

freshest ingredients available. We have

VL: How did Los Bravos get started?

a variety of authentic Mexican dishes to

MA: Jose and Julian (Max’s brothers), who are both cooks, opened the

choose from and serve the best margaritas in

first Los Bravos in Marietta in 1990. Their whole family worked together in

town. Our goal is to have customers feel the

the restaurant, and it has been family-owned and operated for 27 years.

festive atmosphere of the Mexican culture as

Currently, there are seven Los Bravos locations throughout the Atlanta area.

soon as they walk in. Families are important

VL: When did Los Bravos, Smyrna open?

to us. I want them to feel at home, relax and

MA: Los Bravos No. 7—Smyrna is the seventh restaurant—it opened in 2001,

enjoy their food when they are in our restau-

and we have been serving authentic Mexican dishes to Smyrna families for

rant. Bienvenido, amigos (Welcome, friends)!

over 15 years. We are still family-owned and operated. VL: Los Bravos was voted best Latin cuisine by our readers in the Vinings

Los Bravos Smyrna is located at 4480 S. Cobb

Lifestyle Best of Smyrna-Vinings contest two years in a row. What makes

Drive SE, Smyrna. For more information, visit

your restaurant special?

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Cora Lee Institute Adulting 101

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Standard I: Social Skills

o SOCS1: Individuals will master social development skills, including: appropriate social behavior for various situations and within various social groups, forming meaningful and reciprocal relationships with others, voting and civil duties, etc.

Standard II: Daily Living Skills o DLS1: Individuals will master and maintain a healthy lifestyle, including: personal hygiene, nutrition, mental health, etc.

o SOCS2: Individuals will master appropriate communication skills, including: rate and volume of speech, appropriate language, eye contact, proper body language, etc.

o DSL2: Individuals will master basic skills necessary for independent living, including: scheduling and time management, budgeting, shopping, cooking, cleaning, medication management, making appointments, etc.

Standard III: Employability and Professionalism o EMPRO1: Individuals will master professional personal characteristics, including: appropriate attitude, respect for others, self-respect, dependability, responsibility, etc. o EMPRO2: Individuals will master basic employability skills, including: work etiquette, basic job skills, resume writing, interview skills, transportation, etc. The curriculum will be tailored to fit the specific needs of each individual and their family (if applicable). The individual will be carefully paired with a licensed Life Skills Professional to help them reach their full potential in a safe environment. For more information or to sign up for Life Skills Education services, contact the Cora Lee Institute at (770)634-2349 or email mthornton@coraleeinstitute.com. For more information about what Life Skills Education is, visit our Facebook page and click the research links.

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Featured Dish

PAN SEARED COBIA BABY CARROTS, SPRING PEAS, PISTACHIO, REMOULADE

Our cobia dish is a great balance of light and rich. The fish itself has a great oil content that allows it to be cooked in really any way, always maintaining its moisture and richness, while the remoulade brings some bright acidic notes, toning it down a bit and providing a lighter feel. I love topping all of the richness off with the vegetable components. The field peas have a creamy texture and are lightly earthy with a touch of sweetness, and the roasted baby carrots and crushed pistachios give the dish some texture. Really what I love about this meal is the fact that it is vegetable-focused at its core. You don’t feel weighed down after eating it – but it is still extremely satisfying! —NATHAN MCGRATH

Executive Chef

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WINE RECOMMENDATION from South City Kitchen Vinings beverage manager Stephanie Barnett

DOMAINE DEYDIER, LES CLEFS, CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE BLANC, FR `15 The minerality from Chateauneuf du Pape located in the heart of southern Rhone is incredible, and this wine in particular has impeccable structure, fruit and acidity that pair perfectly with any seafood dish! Domaine Jean Deydier Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc is produced from a blend of Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Bourboulenc. The production is quite small, as close to 44 cases of wine are produced in an average vintage.

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Culinary Creations

Pair butternut squash and Granny Smith apple soup with Warre's Fine White Porto.

A PERFECT PAIRING 101 STEAK'S BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND GRANNY SMITH APPLE SOUP PAIRS WELL WITH WARRE'S FINE WHITE PORTO ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY CHERI DOURRON

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utumn is finally here, which means soup season is too. It’s the perfect time to cozy

up to a delightful butternut squash soup and wine. Enjoy this fall soup and wine pairing by 101 Steak in their patio dining area.   The dish, chosen by chef Thomas Coulter, is the butternut squash and Granny Smith apple soup. It is garnished with shaved Granny Smith apples, crème fraîche and a sage leaf. To prepare the dish, Coulter first roasts squash in the oven with olive oil, salt and pepper. Then, he sautes the peeled apples along with sweet Vidalia onions in a pot and adds the roasted squash meat. The dish is seasoned with ginger, allspice, fennel seed, rubbed sage and pepper, then the squash and chicken stock are added. Coulter reduces the dish before adding heavy cream. For a finishing touch, he tops the dish

Butternut Squash and Granny Smith Apple Soup

with maple syrup. "To me, squash and all of the seasonings embody fall in the east," Thomas says about why he included this dish on the fall menu. "The flavors remind the diner of changing leaves." The wine chosen by beverage director Chris Reid is Warre's Fine White Porto. Often, when pairing soups, people feel the need to apply a lighter wine. Ironically, many soups are made with a sherry base and are considered intense and heavy in flavor. So following tradition with a twist, instead of sherry, the Warre's White Porto wraps its layer and complexity around every taste of the soup, cleansing the palate and helping to maintain the intensity of the dish. 101 Steak is located at 3621 Vinings Slope SE, Atlanta, GA 30339.

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Realty Report

Smyrna/Vinings Realty Report

Neighborhood

List Price

Sold Price

%Sold/List

DOM*

Bdrms

Baths

Paces View

$899,000

$862,500

96%

89

4

5

Parkwood Place

$839,900

$820,000

98%

64

6

7

Kensington Green

$725,000

$720,000

99%

126

5

5

West Village

$625,000

$611,000

98%

23

4

5

Vinings

$620,000

$600,000

97%

7

3

3

Courtyards of Vinings

$629,000

$590,000

94%

86

4

4

None

$589,900

$589,900

100%

16

5

4

Rileys Walk

$524,900

$524,900

100%

95

4

4

Wakefield Estates

$530,000

$505,000

95%

50

5

4

Courtyards Of Vinings

$549,500

$500,000

91%

107

3

3

Oakdale Commons

$499,900

$489,900

98%

19

4

3

Parkview Village

$489,900

$486,000

99%

40

4

4

Parks Edge

$490,000

$485,000

99%

3

4

3

Brook Grove Of Vinings

$489,900

$480,900

98%

50

5

4

Orchard Gate

$490,000

$465,000

95%

75

4

4

Smyrna Grove

$474,106

$463,722

98%

51

4

3

Lylebrooke

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$457,176

102%

42

4

3

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$455,952

109%

51

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3

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$453,000

97%

17

5

3

Lylebrooke

$438,600

$445,734

102%

6

3

3

Parkland Place

$450,000

$441,000

98%

50

6

4

Woodbridge Crossing

$449,000

$440,000

98%

11

6

4

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Food & Wine

HOLIDAY

WINE pairings PERFECT PALATES FROM JENNIFER INGELLIS, DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT AT TASTING ROOM + PAIRINGS FOR YOUR CLASSIC FAMILY HOLIDAY DISHES ARTICLE NICOLETTE MARTIN

WHITES

ROSÉS

REDS

“Rich, full-bodied whites like

“Pinot Noir, Beaujolais and lighter

“In years past, most people wouldn’t

Chardonnay, Viognier, Gewürztraminer

bodied Cabernet Franc from the Loire

think to pull out their favorite rosé to

and Rhône White Blends pair delightfully

Valley make excellent companions to

pair with Thanksgiving dinner, but

with many of the dishes found on the

the savory, herb-inflected dishes at a

it’s actually a fantastic wine to have

Thanksgiving table. For example, pump-

typical Thanksgiving feast. The ele-

handy this time of year. Fuller-bodied

kin soup or butternut squash with brown

vated acidity, as well as the nuances

rosé made with Grenache, Syrah and

butter and sage is a delicious match for a

of mushroom and dried herbs, make

Cabernet Franc are excellent matches

richly textured Chardonnay. The warmer

these wines stellar accompaniments,

for the richer foods that make their way

spices of autumn, like nutmeg, cinnamon

keeping your palate refreshed while

to the holiday table, the juicy acidity

and clove, are complementary to this

elevating the complementary notes

keeping your palate from becoming

style of wine, as many have similar notes

found in the food.”

tired and overwhelmed from all the

interwoven with toasted oak nuances.”

sumptuous dishes.”

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Pinot Noir

Lambrusco

uncle bill’s cheesy potatoes

mom’s sweet potato casserole

+

+

Sauvignon Blanc Moscato D’Asti +

aunt mary’s green bean casserole

+

Grandma’s pumpkin pie

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Healthy Lifestyle

HEALTHY KIDS

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5 TIPS FOR HEALTHY KIDS

The most important thing to remember about raising healthy kids is to make it fun. Kids learn best through play and won’t like it if it feels like a chore. Be creative! 1. Get the whole family involved. It’s more likely to stick if everyone does it together.  2. Model healthy eating and exercise habits. Fruits and veggies won’t be as scary if mom and dad eat them too.  3. Be adventurous. Hike a new trail. Try a dragon fruit. Kids don’t have to love everything, but it’s important to diversify their eating and exercise.  4. Give them choices. Kids want to give input. Don’t let them decide everything, but offer two to three options for them to pick between.  5. Bartering is not always bad. We all do the best we can, but there are times when kids just refuse to finish that broccoli. It’s okay to encourage children and reward good choices with extra one-on-one time with books, puzzles or games.  WellStar Medical Group Pediatric & Adolescent Center at Vinings Health Park, 4441 Atlanta Road SE, Smyrna, GA 30080. 470.956.4180 or WellStar.org.


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NOVEMBER 4

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iday Gift Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 10 and 11. There is also a special ladies' preview night at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 9. GiftShow.NorthsideUMC.org

NOVEMBER 10-12 SHOPPE ARTISIAN HOLIDAY MARKET

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COBB GALLERIA CENTRE The third annual Shoppe Holiday Market runs November 10-12 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. This holiday market has it all—you can shop, take classes, find inspiration and even get personal styling. This is a great way to kick off the holiday season with three shops

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NOVEMBER 14 WELLSTAR SCREENING WELLSTAR VININGS HEALTH PARK WellScreen services include comprehensive metabolic panel, $20; lipid panel, $30; thyroid screening, $20; hemoglobin A1C, $25; PSA, $40 (doctor's order required for PSA test); bone density, $35

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Thanksgiving Traditions OUR FAVORITE FAMILY TRADITIONS ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY CHERI DOURRON

The Howard family: Abram, Vanessa, Joy, Jaha and Garrison

The Spainhour family: Tim, Nathan, baby Roselyn, Lizzy and Colette SPAINHOUR THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS

"We are blessed to have most of our family living close to us. So, with everyone only a stone’s throw away, Thanksgiving ends up being like a big party. Often, we travel to different relatives' houses for every meal. There is always fantastic food, kids playing and at least someone (child or adult) taking a nap. After lunch, we enjoy a walk around the neighborhood and collect fall-time treasures THANKSGIVING WITH THE HOWARDS

that have captivated our children's attention. When we

"Holidays are a special time for our family. Our love of good food, family fun

return, they spread the leaves, nuts and seeds out like a

and games are moments quite treasured. We keep the food pretty traditional—

big autumn collage and sort them by shape and color

the mac 'n cheese being the biggest hit with the kiddos of course, with about six

to learn about the changing season. Thanksgiving, to

cheeses included in the recipe. The adult favorite is our family’s oyster dressing

me, is about spending time with and giving thanks for

recipe loaded with peppers, onions, mushrooms and spicy sausage. My mouth

the people that are most important to you and cherishing

is watering just thinking about it! Family Twister tournaments have become a

the little things in life, like sorting leaves with your little

crowd-pleaser. There is nothing more fun than to watch both young and  old

ones." – Lizzy Spainhour of Smyrna, homeschool mother

contort themselves for the chance to be named champion while listening to the

of three, freelance editor, Vinings Lifestyle reader

heavenly sounds of laughter fill the room. We are truly blessed to share this time together." – Jaha Howard, D.D.S, A+ Pediatric Dentistry of Atlanta

STEWART FAMILY HOLIDAY MEMORIES & TRADITIONS

"Thanksgiving is about spending precious time with family, and the holiday wouldn’t be complete without the traditional Thanksgiving delicacies. I especially enjoy my mother-in-law's homemade stuffing, and made-from-scratch apple and pumpkin pies. One of my favorite childhood memories was going around the Thanksgiving dinner table and tellThe Stewart family: John, Liam, Julie and Connor

ing about what we were thankful for. We still carry on this tradition today, and I cherish the memories that are being created for my children." – Julie Stewart, co-owner, Orangetheory Fitness, Smyrna

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