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LIFESTYLE LETTER

APRIL 2018 PUBLISHER

Kim McClure | Kim.Mcclure@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

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out, and we can finally begin to stop and smell the roses, it’s also a good time to remind ourselves to take the time to appreciate our beautiful planet. While April 22 is Earth Day, here at Vinings Lifestyle, we are celebrating the planet all month long with our “Eco” issue. Here in this issue, we highlight the people and places in our community who are committing to keeping this planet beautiful—from a garden at The Lovett School using sustainable practices and eco-friendly organizations giving back to the community to local restaurants focused on local ingredients to a local business that recycles clothing and contributes to the needs of others.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE APRIL 2018

FEATURES 12 Restoring Dignity to People’s Lives Must Ministries Serves Thousands in Crisis

16 Seasonal Eating and Spring Arugula and Strawberry Spring Salad

20 The Sustainable Garden at The Lovett School Teaching the Cycle of Life from Seed to Plant

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24 Explore Vinings, No Car Needed Get Out and Enjoy One of the Best Places in the Country to Live

20 DEPARTMENTS

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Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Giving Back

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Culinary Creations

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Water & Woods

24 City Scene 26 Local Limelight 28 Local’s Choice 30 Lifestyle Calendar 33 Realty Report 34 Parting Thoughts


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AROUND TOWN the philanthropic legacy of Mack Henderson through outstanding commitment and dedication to building a better quality of life for the citizens of Cobb County. Brown engineered the formation of a team and plan to secure funding for the Marietta College and Career Academy. The  2018 Chairman’s Award  was presented to Jeff Fucito of Mauldin & Jenkins LLC. This award recognizes outstanding leadership, dedication, commitment, support and enthusiasm to the Cobb Chamber. Fucito has chaired the finance committee since 2015 and has continued to lead in many ways. Under his leadership, close attention to detail and countless volunteer hours, Fucito has secured the

CAMPBELL HIGH SCHOOL BANDS TO HOST COMMUNITY RECYCLING DAY

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Mauldin & Jenkins LLC. This award is presented to

a community recycling day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

an outstanding board member who—through his

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served on numerous boards, given back to youth sports

COBB CHAMBER HONORS BUSINESS LEADERS AT 76TH ANNUAL DINNER The Cobb Chamber of Commerce held its 76th  Annual Dinner celebration sponsored by WellStar on February 3  to celebrate its  accomplishments in 2017. This black-tie dinner included more than 1,000 business and community leaders to honor individuals who have significantly contributed to the quality of life in Cobb County. 

leagues, schools and have shown up as true partners. The Marietta Daily Journal presented its prestigious 2017 Cobb County Citizen of the Year Award to Jay Cunningham of Superior Plumbing.  The Marietta Daily Journal has presented this award since 1963.

COBB COUNTY RECEIVES GOLD CERTIFICATION AS A GREEN COMMUNITY The Atlanta Regional Commission’s Green Communities program is a voluntary certification

The Mack Henderson Public Service Award was

program that helps local governments implement

presented to Tim Brown of Marietta City Schools.

measures that will reduce their environmental

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impact. This nationally recognized program recognizes governments for their commitment to environmental stewardship and their leadership in sustainability practices. All winners earned certification points for sustainable measures implemented in their communities. Some measures that earned Cobb certification points include setting up a wildlife and rain garden demonstration site that showcases methods for stream bank stabilization, residential and commercial rain gardens, as well as habitat creation; incorporating greenspace, community uses and historic preservation into the county’s Green Meadows Preserve, home to both the Green Meadows Preserve Community Garden and the Cherokee Garden; and offering 80 miles of trails, such as the Noonday Creek Trail and the Kennesaw Mountain to Chattahoochee River Trail. The county also earned certification points for providing fueling stations for electric, biodiesel and propane-powered vehicles. Cobb is a leader among its peers when it comes to greening its fleet. Finally, it earned points for adopting new sustainability practice policies, under which three new county

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facilities have been LEED-certified. The Superior Court facility, the largest building in the county at 224,000 square feet, was certified as LEED Gold.

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Smyrna’s Historic Venues

Since its inception, the Greater North Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc. has shown a commitment to promote leadership development and academic achievement in the lives of children and families in the Atlanta metro area. As a continuation of those efforts, the group is excited to host its upcoming chapter fundraiser,  "Polo At the Palisades: The Atlanta Polo Classic,"  currently scheduled for May 20. It will include a polo match, live concert, retail village and silent auction. The event will be held at the Atlanta Regional Polo Center located in Vinings. More than 500 members of the professional community will join in support of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and health disparities that affect the lives of children and their families, particularly those of disadvantaged economic status where the financial impact from a health crisis is the greatest. We are always accepting submissions for announcements you’d like to see included in our Around Town section. Submissions are accepted via the Contact Us tab at ViningsLifestyle.com.

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GIVING BACK

Restoring Dignity to People’s Lives ARTICLE FLAVIA TELES PHOTOGRAPHY DONNA PERMELL

MUST MINISTRIES SERVES THOUSANDS IN CRISIS THE REMARKABLE EXTENT OF MUST MINISTRIES ACCOMPLISHMENTS SERVING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN CRISIS IN MARIETTA, SMYRNA AND CANTON STARTED SMALL IN 1971. Since then, generations of leadership, volunteers and donors turned Must’s all-inclusive “wraparound services” into the top-rated organization it is today.  Ike Reighard, president and CEO, stresses the alarming demographic seen on their homeless shelters: 74 percent are women and children. Recent economic challenges, gentrification and the housing market collapse had an impact on former donors becoming recipients. The staff of 65 remains operational mainly through the dedication of volunteers, who support those they respectfully call clients via four services: shelter, food, clothing and employment. “Must’s underpinning is not charity, but parity," he says. In 2017, 86 percent of homeless clients transitioned from shelters to stable housing, including veterans.  Last year, 402 clients were employed through Must’s employment and job certification program; while their two-burner prep kitchen supplied 273,815 meals to 7,193 children, who otherwise would had gone hungry out of classrooms if not for the Summer Lunch Program. Must’s strong fiduciary ethic shows in the numbers: “Eighty-four cents out of every dollar is spent on programs,” Executive Vice President Chris Fields says. You can help fellow Cobb County residents overcome hardship by “Donating money, time and things,” as Vice President of Marketing Kaye Cagle summarizes it. Donated clothing, toys and household items benefit clients and are sold to the public at the group's thrift store as a source of revenue. In 2017, 202,831 items of clothing were given to 11,126 people. Donated food keeps its food pantries going. In 2017, 604,588 pounds of groceries were distributed to families from Must food pantries. 460 Pat Mell Road SE, Smyrna, GA 30080 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday–Friday | 770.436.9514 | MustMinistries.org.

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THE AWARENESS OF SEASONAL EATING CONTINUES TO INCREASE IN POPULARITY. Why? Many individuals and families are beginning to appreciate several health benefits which come from consuming produce during its active growth season. Benefits include: 1. Expanding the variety of vegetables and fruit in your diet. 2. In-season produce is fresher and tastes better. 3. The nutritional value is greater because it is consumed closer to harvesting. 4. It is environmentally friendly due to less transportation of the produce. 5. Purchasing from local farmers supports the local economy.  The month of April provides a plethora of produce options to be enjoyed locally. One of these vegetables is arugula. Arugula is a member of the cruciferous family of leafy greens. Other vegetables in this family include cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower and turnips. Arugula is packed with vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, magnesium and potassium to name a few. This dynamic vegetable is an appetizing companion to your dinner plate!

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I N S T R U C TIONS 1. For the salad: Toss the arugula, strawberries, onions and crumbled feta cheese together in a large bowl. 2. For the vinaigrette: Combine all of the ingredients together and whisk in a bowl. Or, if you have a salad cruet, combine all of the ingredients and shake well. 3. Plate the salad then drizzle the vinaigrette on top. Source of ingredients: Sprouts

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T HE SUSTA I N A BL E G AR D E N AT T H E L O V E T T S C H O O L ARTICLE FLAVIA TELES | PHOTOGRAPHY LILA CAMPBELL

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TEACHING THE CYCLE OF LIFE FROM SEED TO PLANT

THE LOVETT SCHOOL IS AHEAD OF THE CURVE COMPARED TO OTHER SUSTAINABLE GARDEN SCHOOL PROGRAMS. It offers an immersive learning experience, where high school students learn botany and horticulture directly from the school garden, greenhouse and by traveling abroad to Siempre Verde, a pristine 825-acre cloud forest property and research center owned by the school in Ecuador. Alex Reynolds is Lovett’s Siempre Verde program director, and a biology and botany teacher. He also runs the Upper School Garden Program. Upper School is the term used at Lovett to refer to grades nine to 12. Since 2007, numerous students have taken his advanced elective classes and have gained hands-on experience learning to cultivate plants through the science of plant nutrition and soil fertility. It is a college freshmen-level botany and horticulture hybrid course that grants college credits to students. The garden is incorporated into a year-round teaching application, allowing students to learn the anatomy, physiology and classification of plants. The program fosters agrarian skills, emphasizing biodiversity and the nurturing of natural resources.  Today’s garden started in 2009 as an initiative of Lovett Director of Sustainability Sandra Switzer along with a group of teachers who were looking for practical projects to assign their students. Between 2007 and 2009, Reynolds and his senior students were using a very small space to plant vegetables. Walking around the 100-acre campus, he stumbled upon school workers who were growing vegetables just for fun. Reynolds then proposed that his 30-plus students do most of the manual labor. They agreed and brought in truckloads of dirt to set up the hardscape and the permanent beds that are seen today at the garden. His timing was perfect; the school was promoting multiple sustainability projects: processing the cafeteria oil into biodiesel and composting in large scale the school’s waste, clippings and leaves.  When the garden’s produce is successful, it is used in the school cafeteria. The dishes proudly display a “Lovett Grown” plaque. Some years are not as fruitful, and the garden goes to weeds, but they go at it all over again. That’s also part of the learning process.   “I teach the kids that gardening is science and experimentation," Reynolds says. "Every year is a new experiment.” During the winter, plants are relocated from the garden to the greenhouse. It has been an invaluable resource where they can control the variables of nature regardless of seasonality. Reynolds teaches many techniques, such as cuttings, divisions, cloning and propagating, and grows collections from seeds like orchids, blueberries, coffee beans, lemons and Venus flytraps, to name a few. By the end of February, the class sows up to 5,000 seeds, from which an average of 1,500 can be sold.  The program goes beyond the garden, giving students the opportunity to get involved with the community during Earth Week.  Lovett’s annual plant sale provides people with affordable, high-quality organic plants. Unsold seedlings get planted in the school garden. Some students have fulfilled their Eagle Scout projects while contributing to the program: Emilio Ferrara created a vertical garden, Jonathan Wolle maintains a beehive, and William McDaniel built a chalkboard on wheels to be used during outdoor classes. There’s an upcoming project to build a toolshed. As a college-prep school, Lovett’s priority is getting kids into good universities, but it is nice that their students can learn other useful skillsets along the way.  “One of the best things I’ve seen is when a high-school senior is handing a plant to an eighthgrader, and he realizes ‘This kid is not going to take care of this plant,’" Reynolds says. "They care about what they grow. To me that is special." CONTINUED >

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THE SUSTAINABLE GARDEN

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Reynolds’ Lessons: “We do cuttings and use rooting hormone to clone plants, which become grown as their mothers. Propagating plants saves money; avoid buying more.”  

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CITY SCENE

Explore Vinings, No Car Needed GET OUT AND ENJOY ONE OF THE BEST PLACES IN THE COUNTRY TO LIVE ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY KIM MCCLURE

3. Liz and Dan Darling frequently hobnob around Vinings for date night. Their home on Paces Lake is less than a minute's Vespa ride away. The easy walkability in Vinings is not just eco-friendly, but very romantic. Where else in Atlanta could you walk home from din-

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4. Nestled on a private, eco-friendly pond 1 mile from the Historic Vinings Village, this exquisite custom home offers an unparalleled level of craftsmanship and location. With captivating nature views from every win2. Denise Miller agrees that Vinings is a great place to shop. Shopping

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3. HELPS THE COMMUNITY Consignment stores allow customers to buy namebrand children’s clothing at affordable prices. When you have multiple kids, saving money isn’t always easy, so every bit helps. You also have the opportunity to partner with consignment shops and sell your old clothing. When it sells, you will receive a percentage of the sale price.

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REALTY REPORT NEIGHBORHOOD

REALTY REPORT

VININGS

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

$1,495,000

$1,310,000

88%

37

3

4

Paces View

$949,900

$961,866

101%

93

3

5

The Aberdeen

$975,000

$950,000

97%

202

2

3

Orchard Lake

$750,000

$720,000

96%

40

5

5

Forest Hills

$619,000

$610,000

99%

52

5

4

Lynwood Estates

$614,500

$609,500

99%

81

4

4

Cooper Lake Place

$574,900

$568,900

99%

295

5

4

Medlin Place At Smyrna Heights

$549,000

$525,000

96%

58

5

4

Oakdale Preserve

$498,800

$487,500

98%

177

4

5

Lylebrooke

$484,900

$484,900

100%

8

4

3

Vinings Glen

$499,000

$480,000

96%

315

5

5

Cheney Woods

$469,000

$460,000

98%

64

5

4

West Village

$435,000

$435,000

100%

11

4

4

Spring Hill

$420,000

$435,000

104%

20

4

2

Forest Hills

$437,700

$427,000

98%

47

3

3

The Aberdeen

Woodbridge Crossing

$415,000

$415,000

100%

12

4

4

One Ivy Walk

$409,900

$407,000

99%

41

3

4

Norton Landing

$397,000

$406,414

102%

58

5

3

Sherwood Park

$400,000

$400,000

100%

11

4

4

One Vinings Mountain

$419,000

$400,000

95%

100

2

3

Riverstone At Wildwood

$425,000

$400,000

94%

246

3

4

Barnes Mill

$399,900

$398,500

99%

67

4

3

Forest Hills

$400,000

$396,000

99%

3

3

2

Sherwood Park

$390,000

$395,000

101%

5

4

4

Information compiled from First Multiple Listing Service and Georgia Multiple Listing Service from dates of 2/1/18 - 2/28/18. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and not a complete list of all activity. *DOM=Days on Market

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PARTING THOUGHTS

THE ART OF SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY

I HAVE FOUND IT HEARTWARMING TO FEEL A STRONGER THAN EVER SENSE OF COMMUNITY AND DESIRE FOR CONNECTION THROUGH A WIDE SCOPE OF PERSONAL EXPERIENCES. Starting in my own household, into my own neighborhood, into the vibrant city of Atlanta and, hopefully, beyond. In my opinion, this trend of social sustainability, if it is true, needs sustaining, just like the planet we live on! In my own home, I’m hyperaware of time passing with one child left— of three—at home. I’ve been “carpe diem-ing” my way through each day lately. Regularly stopping our typically fast-paced lives to have conversations that matter in our own households is vital to sustaining and growing family relationships.   Our school community has just come together as well, sadly over two beloved lives tragically lost. The silver lining is that it has created a renewed sense of what really matters at the end of the day.  New bonds have been formed, and ties have been strengthened through this shared heartbreak. I also experienced

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MLK Day events downtown photographically and came away with stronger acceptance of and love for all people, no matter what color, gender or age. Beautiful souls come in all kinds of packages that just need opening. Our emotional and social health is a notto-be-overlooked vital, sustainable asset.  We’ve all got built-in recyclable tools!   The local weatherman summed up the prescription for    “social sustainability” well, after reporting the morning’s forecast calling for rain all week, when he dismissed the bad news with this wise parting statement: “Just smile at people, folks! You are the sunshine!”

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