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AUGUST 2018 PUBLISHER

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Celebrating Family

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WHEN YOU THINK OF FAMILY, WHAT COMES TO MIND? Maybe it’s the people you share your mornings with: the husband or wife who makes you breakfast, the toddler who wakes you up before sunrise or the drooling pup in the kitchen just itching for a full dish of food. Maybe it’s the people you share your years with: the grandfather who tells you old war stories at the Thanksgiving table, the uncle who brings you souvenirs from his travels or the aunt who can almost perfectly replicate your grandmother’s best pie recipe. Or maybe it’s the people you share your life with: the friends who have and always will be there for you, the parents who have always supported you and watched you grow or the kids who are watching and learning from you day after day. This month here at Vinings Lifestyle, we’re celebrating our Kids + Pets issue. But

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INSIDE THE ISSUE AUGUST 2018

FEATURES 14 Pets and Their Mess Cleaning tips for pet owners

18 The Walker School Celebrates Science and Technology State-of-the-Art Learning Spaces

24 Places to Bark About Local Businesses You and Your Dog Will Love

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34 Five Kids Who Love School

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SHARON ARDUINO NAMED NEW PRINCIPAL OF SMYRNA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Russell Elementary Student: Jonah Gomez, Staff: Lisa Devine, Volunteer: Melissa Martin

Sharon Arduino kicks off this school year at Smyrna Elementary as the new principal. In a letter

Smyrna Elementary Student:

Jada

Butler,

to Smyrna Elementary families, she states, “I am

Volunteer: Maria Pedroza

honored to have this opportunity to lead a commit-

Teasley Elementary

ted staff and community.”

Staff:

Bailey

Oliver,

Student: Luke Ramsey. Staff: Kelly McCluskey,

Sharon is a graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has been in education for 25 years. She has been a member of the Cobb County community for many years and has worked at Nickajack Elementary, Sanders Elementary and Ford Elementary. She has also been an assistant principal at Big Shanty Intermediate School and King Spring Elementary and a principal at Chalker Elementary.

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Riddhi

Maheshwari,

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“I believe that students are the focus of what we do each day. I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader to the Smyrna School…” she says.

Volunteer: Peggy Martin Covenant Christian School Student: Yoseph Yohannes, Staff: Tracy Noble, Volunteer: Dr. Amos Johnson International Academy

MAYOR'S EDUCATION AWARDS

Student: Joy Smith, Staff: April Battle, Volunteer:

A strong advocate for education, Mayor Max Bacon created the Mayor's Education Awards in 2006. The awards program is held twice a year in May and December in Council Chambers.

Claudia Tierra-Blanca Whitefield Academy Student: Chip Goldsmith, Staff: Coleman Joiner, Volunteer: Jeanne Watson

Mayor Bacon, along with City Council, recognizes an outstanding student, staff member and volunteer from Smyrna area schools, both public and private. Recipients are honored for their academic achievement, dedication and volunteer service.  2018 Mayor's Education Awards Recipients Argyle Elementary Student: Amaya Williams, Staff: Zoila Hil, Volunteer: Steve Bird Belmont Hills Elementary Student: Jhoan Romero Ortega, Staff: Gladys Fernandez, Volunteer: Tina Abercrombie Green Acres Elementary Student: Britney Hernandez, Staff: Talita Dasaro, Volunteer: Camilla Williams King Springs Elementary Student: Luke Watkins, Staff: Stacey Chambers, Volunteer: Brian Cooper & Doug Pharr Nickajack Elementary

The Center for Natural & Holistic Health new

Student: Lillie McDonough, Staff: Jelisa Blackwell, Norton Park Elementary Student:

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office location in Vinings, GA Dr. Shonna BabrowGoodrich is excited to announce the new location

Volunteer: Kimberly Carter

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THE CENTER FOR NATURAL & HOLISTIC HEALTH NEW OFFICE LOCATION

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The Center for Natural & Holistic Health specializes in integrative wellness. A heavy focus is on taking care of the whole body, understanding that wellness has to take on an “up-stream” approach. Helping patients and clients to correlate the balance needed not only in their nutrition, but also in how an individuals career, relationships, physical activity and ability to create balance are an intricate piece in getting healthy. “More individuals and families are looking for a complementary approach to managing their health.” “I want them to understand we are here to bridge the gap between allopathy and naturopathy, these two must have a synergistic relationship with the understanding that health is a TEAM effort., I am

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PETS & THEIR MESS CLEANING TIPS FOR PET OWNERS ARTICLE JASON WYANT

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BEING IN THE CLEANING BUSINESS, A LOT OF PEOPLE ASK US HOW TO KEEP THEIR HOMES CLEAN WHEN THEY HAVE PETS. Our pets can be our best friends and even family members, but they’re not good at picking up after themselves or even keeping their smells confined to themselves.  At Maid Right, we know one of the best things pet owners can do is hire a reputable cleaning service to keep their home clean, but that is only one piece of the puzzle.  When our cleaning team leaves, pets still live and play in the home and continue to shed hair and create new odors.  Here are some tips to keep your home clean between your scheduled cleanings.  

01 STAY ON TOP OF IT – a little bit of attention every other day will ensure the home stays tidy, without a lot of effort.  If you have several pets, you might need to have a daily maintenance routine.    The longer you go without addressing the issue, the larger the problem becomes and the more daunting the cleanup task will be.

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TAME THE HAIR – brushing your pet, preferably outdoors, a few minutes per day will greatly reduce the amount of hair that gets shed inside the home.  This is especially important during the warm parts of the year.

03 WIPE THE UPHOLSTERY – use rubber gloves to help pickup hair from your upholstered couches and chairs, by rubbing in one direction to gather the hair.  You’ll de-fur your couch in no time and your guests won’t be covered in hair when they leave.

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04 MAINTAIN THE LITTER BOX – scoop feces and urine clumps at least once per day and completely clean in out and replace the litter once per week.  Using a good odor eliminating cat litter is important as well, and studies have shown the unscented varieties tend to do a better job of controlling the smell.

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ADDRESS THE ACCIDENTS IMMEDIATELY – the longer pet accidents sit on a porous floor surface, like wood or carpet, the more it becomes a permanent part of the home.  For urine, a vinegar and water solution (50/50) is ideal as the vinegar breaks down the organic enzymes and helps to remove the odor.  Be sure to soak up as much of the urine with cloths or paper towels first, then apply the vinegar solution.  For feces, you may need to scrub the surface and use a stain remover in addition to the vinegar solution.

06 KEEP THEIR FEEDING AREA TIDY – one of the easiest ways to keep their food areas clean is to ensure the bowls aren’t pushed all over the home.  Place their food and water dishes on a mat with a lot of grip.  This will prevent the bowls from moving and it will also help contain spills.  Be sure to wipe and clean any spills regularly and clean their dishes.   We all love our pets, but don’t need to see and smell little reminders of them all over the home.  Creating a routine to maintain your home will make you a happier pet owner and your guests will appreciate it as well.  If you have children, many of these tips would be appropriate tasks for them; it will teach them what it means to be a responsible pet owner and take some ownership in keeping the home clean.

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The Walker School Celebrates Science and Technology STATE-OF-THE-ART LEARNING SPACES

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CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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four

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labs,

two physics labs, a media tech suite, rooftop educational gardens, faculty work suites and student collaboration/ breakout areas. “The new science and technology building is a truly impressive addition to our campus, and we are thrilled to be providing these state-of-the-art learning spaces to the Walker community,” says Scott Gregory, chair of the board of trustees. “Students will have space for collaboration across grade levels CONTINUED >

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THE WALKER SCHOOL CELEBRATES SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

and divisions, as well as the resources to work individually in unique classes within our research-based public health and engineering concentrations or in extracurricular activities like our robust robotics teams.” The new space will also allow for renovations to existing science labs and classrooms to add 2-D and 3-D art labs, as well as spaces for band, orchestra, dance, yoga and the performing arts. “I am thrilled for what the improvements

to

Walker’s

campus hold for both our school community and the surrounding Marietta area," says Jack Hall, head of school. "This

project

honors

our

commitments to the academics, arts and athletics, and the improvements to Cobb Parkway and Allgood Road are undeniable.” 

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PLACES TO BARK ABOUT Marina Young grooming mini doodle Lucy

Perk-N-Pooch: Dog Wash & Coffee Shop Grooming is something dogs cannot do by themselves. They rely on your help for good hygiene to stay healthy and happy. Along with coat and skin care, dental, nail and ear care are just as essential to prevent unwelcome infections and illnesses. Certain breeds with long or dense coats require professional handling every four to six weeks.  At Perk-N-Pooch, you can wash your dog or have a qualified staff member do it for you. The “Do-It-Yourself” package includes everything you need–shampoos, brushes, dryers and towels–all for $17. Each station is a secured area, so clients have their own private bathing space. Owners Renee and Joe Guerrisi started their family business five years ago after returning home to Atlanta from Singapore, mainly because they could not find a comfortable self-serve washing place that provided separation from other customers and unfamiliar dogs. That, and the fact that both are huge coffee enthusiasts. Combining their love of dogs and coffee was a no-brainer.    The Express Wash service is designed for drop-offs  if scrubbing is not your cup of tea—or coffee, cocoa, smoothie, ice cream, all of which are available with free Wi-Fi at the cafe while you wait for your dog. You can even treat Fido to a specially formulated and safe pup sundae made with vanilla, peanut butter and a dog biscuit on top. Yes, really.

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4

Olde Ivy

$825,000

$815,000

99%

7

4

6

Vinings

$675,000

$660,000

98%

9

5

3

Battery on Paces Ferry

$640,000

$610,000

95%

60

3

4

Concord Grove

$562,500

$555,000

99%

38

5

6

Kingston Manor

$548,000

$540,000

99%

12

5

4

Grady Manor

$550,000

$538,000

98%

20

4

4

Batter on Paces Ferry

$530,000

$530,000

100%

2

3

4

Vinings Glen

$499,900

$525,000

105%

8

4

4

Vinings

$540,000

$525,000

97%

35

4

5

Park at Paces Ferry

$529,900

$519,900

98%

79

3

4

Williams Park

$499,000

$499,000

100%

0

4

4

Central Garden

$525,000

$498,000

95%

18

4

4

Farmington

$494,000

$492,000

99%

91

5

5

Registry at Park Avenue

$485,000

$485,000

100%

2

5

5

Lylebrooke

$481,474

$481,474

100%

94

3

4

Lylebrooke

$482,400

$477,500

99%

70

3

4

One Ivy Walk

$485,000

$472,000

97%

115

3

5

Rileys Walk

$484,900

$470,000

97%

61

3

3

Information compiled from First Multiple Listing Service and Georgia Multiple Listing Service from dates of 6/1/18 - 6/30/18. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and not a complete list of all activity. *DOM=Days on Market

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CHEVRON KIDS TEEPEE PLAYHOUSE | Create a jungle hideaway with your favorite color A-frame tent. Pick yours at Wayfair.com. PLUSH ANIMALS | Going on a safari? Plush animals make the perfect companions. Choose your company wisely from StuffedSafari.com. KIDS FLOOR PILLOW | Keep kids comfy on their travels with a soft floor pillow. Try olive or forest green to match the theme. Find the perfect one at Hayneedle.com. NATURAL FIBER RUG | Mimic the feel of the wilderness. Find the perfect one at Hayneedle.com. 28

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LINEN PARADISE | Turn on the surfer music and your child will float away in this simple, handmade paradise. Drape a white sheet over a tripod of wood poles for the perfect island hideaway. Not feeling crafty? Find a similar tent at Wayfair.com. MARVELOUS MEMORIES | “Ohana means family and family means nobody gets left behind,” according to Disney’s “Lilo & Stitch.” Stock a cabinet with markers and paper and let your child pass the island time by creating hand-drawn works of art inspired by their favorite people. ISLAND ESSENTIALS | Bring out their artistic side and set the scene with sights and sounds of the island. Craft a ukulele, palm trees and maybe even some surfboards by drawing on cardboard and then carefully cutting around the edges.

bookworm CHEVRON PLAY TENT | Create a cozy reading nook with a fun and unique A-frame tent. Find a special one from the KidsTeepee shop on Etsy. COMFY THROW PILLOWS | Keep their imaginations running for hours with a soft spot to dream. Find your unique style at PotteryBarnKids.com. STORIES TO IMAGINE | Keep your book selection fresh with new books every month. BookCase Kids subscription boxes each include three new books. Visit KidsBookcase.Club for more information. August 2018 | Vinings Lifestyle

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

1 SIP 'N' SEE

kets and lawn chairs and enjoy enter-

tography of fine artists settled

tainment by Wasted Potential Brass

alongside

Band, a New Orleans-style brass band

ArtistsMarketMarietta.com

skilled

craftspeople.

based in Atlanta. Concessions are in

Classic Vision Care 3621 Vinings Slope

exchange for a donation to MVAA, or

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bring your own dinner from home!

The “Sip” Series is held the first Wednes-

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day of the month at Vinings Main and is

GEORGIA BRIDAL SHOW

hosted by Classic Vision Care, The Posh

Cobb Galleria Centre

Spot, 101 Steak and Snap Fitness. This month, enjoy refreshments at Classic Vision Care. Donate an old pair of glasses and receive $50 toward

4 DINNER AND A SHOW: STEEL MAGNOLIAS

Your dream wedding begins here! You’ve been online searching wedding ideas and trends. Now it’s time to see all of this come to life at the

Vineyard Cafe

Georgia Bridal Show, which includes

frames and help the folks at Must Min-

Enjoy a menu of jambalaya, collard

an award-winning fashion show.

istries get back on their feet.

greens, red velvet cake (of course)

Meet face-to-face with wedding pro-

and more, then prepare to be enter-

fessionals, taste different cakes, sam-

tained by a live performance of Rob-

ple musical entertainment, browse

ert Harling's Steel Magnolias. Aug. 4-5.

gowns

TheVineyardCafe.com

GeorgiaBridalShow.com

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bration of the Allman Brothers Band.

FOOD TALK COOKING CLASS

ABBA THE CONCERT

Come early for Art on the Plaza.

Smyrna Public Library

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

TravelCobb.org

Michelle Watson of the University of

21st Century Artists, Inc. has been

Georgia's Expanded Food and Nutri-

presenting its ABBA tribute show

tion Program teaches students how

throughout North America for well

to prepare quick, easy and afford-

over a decade, known as ABBA

able meals. Each session will consist

the Music, ABBA the Concert, and

of two food demonstrations accom-

ABBA the Hits. The audience and

panied with fun interactive activities.

press all agree–“This is the closest

Smyrna Community Center

Each participant will receive a week-

to ABBA you’ll ever get.” ABBA the

The annual happening is tons of

ly incentive and graduation certifi-

Concert brings one of the great-

fun with fireworks at the end! Cele-

cate at the end of the 8-week class.

est pop phenomena back to life.

brate the birth of Smyrna with fami-

SmyrnaCity.com     

Atlanta-Theater.com

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MARIETTA SQUARE ARTISAN MARKET

VASCULAR HEALTH LECTURE & FREE SCREENING

The Marietta Square Artisan Mar-

Vascular Surgical Associates and

ket is an open-air showcase of

Vein Specialists of Northwest Geor-

locally created fine art and pre-

gia is presenting a lecture and free

mium hand-crafted goods. It is

carotid artery screening by ultra-

The Art Place

held on the second and fourth

sound from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the

The Summer Stars Concert Series is

Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 pm

Aline Wolfe Adult Recreation Cen-

a free program run by the Mountain

from April to November. Enjoy

ter. Reserve your screening time by

View Arts Alliance. Bring your blan-

the paintings, drawings and pho-

calling 678.631.5541.

a new pair of prescription lenses and

3 CANDLELITE CONCERT SERIES Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre

The free Candlelite Concert series season will present Tribute, a cele-

4 2018 SMYRNA BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

and

tuxedos

and

more.

ly and friends. High-energy music, festival foods, birthday festivities, a GIANT birthday cake by McEntyre's Bakery and a kids entertainment area add to the excitement. SmyrnaCity.com

Marietta Square

4 SUMMER STARS CONCERT SERIES

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Aline Wolfe Adult Recreation Center


18 POP-IN FOR FAMILY FUN: WORLD WAR II Marietta Museum of History

Pop-Ins provide children and their families the opportunity to interact with the museum through themed activities and crafts. During the month of August, the focus is on the history of World War II and the Berlin Airlift, which came as a response to the end of the war. MariettaHistory.org

23 FREE VASCULAR ULTRASOUND SCREENINGS WellStar Vinings Health Park

Vascular Surgical Associates will be conducting free vascular ultrasound screenings on Aug. 23 from 1-5 p.m. at the WellStar Vinings Health Park. Call 770.423.5990 to schedule a screening. WellStar.org

23 CALAMITY COMEDY PBR Atlanta

Check out the real improv geniuses at Calamity Comedy's new monthly addition to Outlaw Thursdays! Three improv acts provide an endless night of laughter! Once a month, head to PBR to laugh out loud and enjoy drink specials at the best cowboy bar around! LiveAtTheBatteryAtlanta.com

24 GLOVER PARK CONCERT SERIES Marietta Square

The Marietta community will again be “dancing in the street” during the Glover Park Concert Series. The CONTINUED >

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DO YOU HAVE A

TAX PROBLEM? Former IRS Chief Counsel Attorney Cal Bomar

series features local and national acts on the last Friday night of the month through September. The concerts are free, but if you are looking for a front-row seat, a limited number of tables can be reserved for a fee. Enjoy the sounds of variety party band Crystal Clear Band. Marietta.com

25 COBB COUNTY RODEO Jim R. Miller Park

The Cobb County Classic Rodeo is riding into Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta for its 21st year. The fun will last about two hours each night. CobbCountyRodeo.com

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25 MARIETTA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Strand Theatre

Held in the beautiful Earl and Ra-

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toric Marietta Square in Marietta, opportunity for filmmakers of all levels to share their work. Aug. 25-26. Marietta-Film-Festival.org

25 JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF HOPE 2625 Circle 75 Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339

Rescuing Hope is hosting a Gala to generate awareness and support to combat sex trafficking. The event will include a live and silent auction,

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from the gala will provide scholarships for our survivors. For more information on the gala or to get involved www.rescuinghope.com

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AUGUST

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LOCAL’S CHOICE

School

5 Kids Who Love ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY CHRISTY DUNCAN

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN…OUR KIDS ARE BACK IN SCHOOL! New teachers, new supplies, new friends, new clothes and maybe even a new school. Every year parents spend weeks planning schedules, buying supplies and preparing their kids for another successful year of school.  Kids on the other hand may be feeling a little sad to see summer come to end, or even a little nervous about their new school year.  Luckily, these new school year jitters won’t last long. Take if from these kids, despite the moans of doing homework and the groans of having to wake up early…they really do love school. “What I love about high school is the great support system that I have from both teachers and friends.” —Hannah Yahne, Junior at Campbell High School

“I love that school is very diverse, and it provides plenty of room to grow as a person.” — Carter Evans, eighth-grader at Griffin Middle School

”I love my teachers. They are kind, and when I need help, they help me.” —Austin Li, fourth-grader at King Springs Elementary School

”At my school, Nickajack, the teachers are all really nice. They treat me like family. They make learning fun, not boring. Math is my favorite, but recess is fun too.” —Bella Hentz, third-grader at Nickajack Elementary School 

“Recess, reading and my teachers...I LOVE my teachers!” — Brayden Smith, second-grader at Smyrna Elementary School 34

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