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SPRING 2017 Vol. 4, Issue 1

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What’s Inside? A l p h a / M i l t o n M a g a z i n e S P R I N G 2 0 1 7 Publisher’s Letter, p6 Spring Fashions, p8 Disability Awareness, p12 Big Creek Greenway, p12 Food Trucks/Farmers Markets, p14 Zac Brown in Town, p15 Local Hotels & Accommodations, p15 Senior Centers, p16 Milton’s New City Hall, p18 Design Updates on a Budget, p20 Happy (Easter) Hunting, p22 Taste of Alpharetta, p26 Spring Planting: Awakening, p28 Southern Soiree for Charity, p30 4

Spring Events @ Avalon, p32 Where to Golf, p33 TopGolf Tourney for ROW, p33 Slow & Steady Protects Feet, p34 Summer Camps Guide, p36 8 Hot Tennis Tips, p38 Alpharetta Chamber Bourbon Ball, p39 Milton’s New Police Chief, p41 Hometown Jubilee 2017, p41 Restaurant Guide, p42 Spring 2017 Calendar, p44 Advertiser Index, p46 Where to Pray/Worship, p46

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Alpha/Milton Magazine is published by Local Life Publishing, LLC Mailing Address: 394 Michael Drive, Alpharetta GA 30009 President CHRIS SMITH Vice President/Publisher REGINA BARKLEY Associate Publishers

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The last six weeks have given us our typical schizo weather in Alpha/Milton. We had snow in January, followed by 70-degree weather for a few days, then the days have fluctuated from 30 to 65 degrees since then. The Southern groundhog did not see his shadow, which makes me very happy Spring will arrive in six weeks. Soon it will be here to stay! In this issue of Alpha/Milton Magazine, we are excited to present you a resource for locally-owned boutique shops where you can find the latest spring fashions to add to your wardrobes (p8). The Easter Bunny will be hiding eggs for the children on March 26th and again on April 8th (p22). Zac Brown is coming to town (p15); and local charities are fundraising for good causes with the Southern Soiree (p30), Down Home Derby (Inside Back Cover), ROW’s Golf Tournament at TopGolf (p33) and Savor & Celebrate at Avalon (p32). Don’t miss events this Spring include Taste of Alpharetta on May 4th, Alpharetta Chamber Bourbon Ball (p39), Milton’s Hometown Jubilee on May 6th, Food Truck Thursday beginning April 15th, and the grand opening of the new Milton City Hall in April. Alpha/Milton Magazine is published quarterly—please continue to send us your events, updates, articles and images which showcase the best of Alpharetta and Milton. The next issue “Summer” will publish in late May 2017.

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Spring Fashions BY JORDANA KLEIN

Local retail shops and boutiques show us what to wear in the coming months in order to look sharp.


At Alpha/Milton magazine we love our locally-owned shops and boutiques and encourage our readers to always shop locally first. As we enter the spring season, we all tend to venture out to find the latest fashions to compliment the change in the weather.


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Our focus is on Milton and downtown Alpharetta--you’ll find the following list to be comprehensive and helpful as you add unique ensembles to your wardrobes in the coming months: Couture Consigner 488 North Main St.•678-242-0000 At the Couture Consigner you can mix-andmatch basics, business attire and formal wear - in each season you will find everything to complete your wardrobe with new and original styles. Their merchandise is top quality and affordable. Their associates will help you find the perfect outfit, or you can always just browse their selections on your own. They welcome you to come by often as they add new items daily. They do not accept wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses, junior brands (Abercombrie, American Eagle, Mudd, Gap, etc.) or vintage clothing. Consignments are accepted Tuesday through Thursday from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM; and they consign only upscale clothing less than two years old for 60 days. They also accept shoes, handbags and accessories. Hello Lovely• 12220 Birmingham Highway 678-296-8873 Visit Milton’s Hello Lovely, a quaint, specialty boutique that’s focused on a complete range of styles for both mothers and daughters. That fall fashion statement of open shoulders remains this spring, as this store will be seeing even more shirts and dresses with this flashy accent. Venture to 12220 Birmingham Hwy in the Braeburn Village for the perfect fit on those crop pants with the frayed bottoms that will be the most talked-about piece in spring. Pair your blush blouse with an army green pant and lead the trend that’s set for this year. Kris McCorstin notes that she and her business partner, Barbara Mahoney, gear their retail backgrounds towards the Crabapple and Roswell customer, and the community around the store has truly flourished. Their vibrant and on-the-go clients can expect personalized styling of the truly unique pieces right around the corner. Call Hello Lovely at 678-296-8873 or visit their website for more information and product details. Henry and Pearl• 12660 Crabapple Rd•770- 777-9171 Henry and Pearl is situated in Crabapple/ Milton and targets the local community with their fresh look of quality clothing for the onthe-go mom to the busy tweens and everyone

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in between. With a name based on the co-owners’ labrador retrievers, you can oftentimes find a wagging friend right beyond the door. Jenny Glover and Dawn Lockwood chose to embrace their own, personal styles when designing the lines of Henry and Pearl, which brings about that perfect touch of southern charm to even the preppiest of garments. Showcasing both apparel and gift items, you can shop for that perfect piece at 12660 Crabapple Rd in Suite 120. Floral will be blooming in this location, and you can mix-and-match any of their cozy accessories with the designer lines offered right in your neighborhood. Visit their website at for all the details, or give them a ring at 770-777-9171. Sis and Moon’s• 24 Milton Ave.•404-414-5765 Sisters’, Christine Vogt Tamisin and Wendy Vogt are both artists and designers who had a vision for a hub where artists, makers and beautiful-thing-lovers unite. Sis & Moon’s was created out of that vision: a home to makers & artists alike .The shop features curated items from both new and vintage sources, including Christine & Wendy’s own designs. Local makers and artisans contribute to the curious mix of furniture, art , jewelry, household items, and miscellaneous blend of rediscovered and reinvented objects. Leather & Pearle• 35 Milton Ave.•678-694-1781 Nestled in downtown Alpharetta, this mother/daughter-owned boutique prides themselves in providing the most unique styles while keeping price and comfort in mind. They believe style is subject to•


SPRING FASHION opinion so they like to carry an array of designers that will compliment their young contemporary client, as well as their more mature client. Affordability is a core value at this local shop, so they always keep that in mind when selecting their ensembles. They believe if you are going to splurge it should be on good old fashion cowboy boots. Check them out on Facebook to see their latest styles! Moops• 58 Canton Street•770-619-9990 Moops offers French chabby chic clothing to the creative clientele. As one satisfied customer explains, “I was able to finally pop in to Moops Boutique today and I am in love. The clothing selection is fabulous, unique, and not just for a size 4 woman. Carolyn was warm & welcoming. This will definitely become a regular shopping experience for me.”

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Southern Chic 12635 Crabapple Rd•770-710-0457 Southern Chic Dress Boutique greets its customers with a genuine smile and even a wagging tail - Roswell-based owners Lacey and Bryan Ragus and their Cockapoo, Luna, entertain clients right as they enter into the boutique that’s set at 12635 Crabapple Rd in Milton. With a wide variety of clients, Southern Chic offers the right product for any generation of shopper. Seek a casual and friendly atmosphere right in your backyard with associates who desire to see returning customers and familiar faces. The spring’s most-wanted pieces will produce that breezy, off-the-shoulder look. “Wow” the room in your bold florals and vintage stripes, available right in downtown Milton/Crabapple. Mix-and-match your simple solids with accessories that fit right into your own personality and style. Even those sought-after customizable necklaces and chokers are sold in Southern Chic, as they’re handmade locally by Chic Piece. You’ll find those true staple pieces for your closet at this local setting. Call them at 770-710-0457 or visit their page southernchicdress for more information. Jilli Boutique• 12315 Crabapple Rd.•404-826-1080 At Jilli Boutique, Owner Jill Clow, along with the amazing Jilli Boutique team, is driven to provide a boutique shopping experience unlike any other. With two Atlanta locations in Dunwoody and Milton Jilli Boutique becomes a first time customer’s “go-to” boutique. Inside each location you will find that rare mix of unique style designed to fit and compliment real women. New styles arrive constantly and if you don’t come in often you risk missing out on your size since merchandise moves quickly!

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UB4Me• 2 Milton Ave.•678-825-2890 What started as a home-run t-shirt line in 2011 has bloomed into a full-time design and print-shop of women’s boutique style tees that each benefit different charities - UB4Me owner Jennifer Manisco chose to


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open her first retail location in Alpharetta after originally only doing online sales. After incredible success with selling apparel that gives back to the community, she chose to open a larger location in their current home on 2 Milton Ave. in downtown Alpharetta. With the mindset still in place that each line benefits a certain charity, UB4ME will be promoting some fun, flowy tees and tanks this spring in all sorts of light and comfortable colors. Pair these comfy cuts with their new spring denim pants and skirts, or match a breathable dress with their open-toed sandals, perfect for day and night. By adding designer lines to their charitable tees, Manisco and her team have been able to target the local community and showcase their staple pieces in addition to locally-made pants, dresses, tops, and jewelry. Check their website at for their complete line of style, or give them a call at 678-825-2890. Church Street Cottage• 37 Church Street•404-834-2516 Church Street Cottage, located in Alpharetta, is the brick and mortar extension of Cloud Walk Ministries, inspired by extraordinary love and beautiful things. It is a truly unique retail experience where you’ll find handcrafted art by local artists, carefully curated women’s clothing, meaningful gifts, joyful hearts and a listening ear. The serenity of Church Street Cottage revives and refreshes, leaving our visitors feeling cared for and inspired. Their desire is that every person who enters the shop experiences the peace and joy

of Jesus. Church Street Cottage is a not-for-profit boutique and all proceeds support the outreach efforts of Cloud Walk Ministries in Atlanta and throughout the world. Clothes Horse• 28 Milton Ave.•770-905-6089 The Clothes Horses’ inviting atmosphere features North Atlanta’s best collection of mens’ casual, comfortable apparel. The Clothes Horse represents classic, comfortable apparel, (emphasis on comfortable) with a touch of new fresh lines. Customer interaction and relationship building are a high priority for owners John and Charleen. Customers experience the personal touch only a family-owned, local boutique can offer. They strive to serve and meet the needs of their clients, and always welcome unique requests. The Drake Closet• 26 Old Roswell St•678-319-1410 The Drake Closet is a local boutique in downtown Alpharetta, which supports The Drake House non-profit group in Roswell. They dub themselves as having “fabulous finds for the frugal fashionista!” They carry a wide variety of clothing, shoes and accessories. Prices range from $3 to $25. The Drake House provides short-term crisis housing, education and empowerment programs for homeless single mothers and their children in North Metro Atlanta, designed to provide stability for the children and assist the family in working toward self-sufficiency.•



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Some of us have physical or mental limitations; which makes local awareness of adaptive sports a wonderful thing! What are adaptive sports? They are competitive sports which parallel existing sports played by able-bodied athletes. Some participants may need modifications to their equipment and the game rules to meet their athletic needs. Wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby, hand cycling and skiing are just a few examples of adaptive sports. As of 2016, Paralympics included 22 sports & 526 medal events. Milton and Alpharetta offer many of these programs. North Metro Miracle League runs the adaptive softball program for North Park and Hobgood Park. Visit the Focus GA web site for excellent resources:

The Milton Disability Awareness Committee, often referred to as MDAC, promotes inclusion of persons of all abilities in every aspect of community life through education, advocacy and informed public policy. Among other accomplishments, the committee has taken the lead in developing and distributing a training packet for merchants and training City of Milton employees. MDAC meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at Milton City Hall (13000 Deerfield Parkway). The meetings are open to the public and they encourage anyone interested in learning more to attend a monthly meeting or email for information on MDAC.

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A greenway is a linear park. A greenway is about people and the land they love. It is about conservation. It is about recreation and alternative transportation.

It is about environmental education. It is about connecting the quality of life in Alpharetta and Milton. Our greenway is an investment in the future of Alpharetta and Milton –green, with open spaces for people as well as natural areas for plants and animals. The Big Creek Greenway is primarily a 12-foot wide concrete path that meanders through the deciduous woods along Big Creek. The greenway offers an ideal setting for walking, jogging, inline roller blading, and biking. Dirt mountain bike trails are located on the east side of the creek 2/5 mile south of Webb Bridge Road. HOW LONG IS THE BIG CREEK GREENWAY? Total length of the Big Creek Greenway, from Windward Parkway to Mansell Road, is approximately 8 miles. Mile zero for the City of Alpharetta's portion of the trail begins at the City Limits of Alpharetta and Roswell. The mileage ends at the Marconi Trail head. Mile markers only reflect the distance on the main trail. Boardwalks, connectors and spurs are not calculated. The concrete trail is approximately 8 miles and meanders along Big Creek parallel to North Point Parkway, from Windward Parkway at Marconi Drive on the north end to Mansell Road on the south end. A soft mulch trail encircles a large wetland between Haynes Bridge Road and Mansell Road. Wildlife such as blue heron, deer, ducks and Canadian geese can be observed in this preserved water setting.


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Every Thursday through April 13 – October 19 5 – 9 p.m.•Old Roswell Street, Alpharetta, GA Enjoy a variety of 6-8 rotating food trucks and music each week. Stroll the streets, eat delicious food, listen to some great music and kick off the weekend a little early!  No Food Truck Alley on May 4, due to  Taste of Alpharetta.


Saturday mornings through April 15 – Oct 28 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Old Canton Street in Downtown Alpharetta At the Downtown Alpharetta Farmers Market you will find farmers with fruits, vegetables and natural meats, gardeners with fresh flowers and herbs, and makers of all sorts of edible home goods from yummy desserts and breads to local raw honey and homemade sauces, jellies, soaps. Visit before the event in case of inclement weather or call 678-297-6133.


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Zac Brown Band will kick off their 2017 headlining North American concert tour on May 12th in their hometown at Atlanta’s Verizon Amphitheatre. The 40+ date tour sees the band returning to stadiums and amphitheaters nationwide including Hollywood Bowl, Wrigley Field, Coors Field, Gorge Amphitheatre and Camden’s BB&T Pavilion where last year they broke the record for the best-attended show in the venue’s 22-year history. “We’re looking forward to heading back on the road in 2017 and sharing some new songs with our fans,” Brown said. Tickets for their Verizon Amphitheatre shows are $91.00 general admission pit, $91.00, $71.00 reserved and $39.00 lawn and go on sale Friday, January 20, 2017 at 10:00am at the venue box office and at Rolling Stone has said that the band’s live show “reaches far behind the boundaries of country music, roping in everything from Metallica covers to EDM-inspired light displays.” The band’s 2016 “BLACK OUT THE SUN” US concert tour received widespread acclaim with reviewers calling it “a rollicking…musical odyssey” and ”a dazzling… explosive performance” with “musical brilliance and craft.” The band is currently in the studio recording a new album that returns to their roots entitled ‘WELCOME HOME,’ out May 12th. Every online ticket order includes a choice of a physical or digital copy of the new album ‘WELCOME HOME’.

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For more than twenty-five years, Senior Services North Fulton has been helping meet the needs of the growing population of older adults who live in the northern part of Georgia’s most populous county. They’ve delivered and served thousands upon thousands of meals, provided transportation to and from medical appointments, and assisted with a wide variety of in-home services. Every day, hundreds of Alpharetta and Milton seniors find a home away from home at the two local senior centers. The following services are offered to help seniors in North Fulton have a better quality of life: MEALS ON WHEELS (MOW) They provide Meals on Wheels (MOW) to older adults who have difficulty grocery shopping or preparing meals for themselves. Volunteers deliver nutritious meals to seniors Monday through Friday, and for those who need weekend meals, two additional meals will be delivered on Friday and may be kept in the refrigerator and heated over the weekend. In addition, all seniors who receive Meals on Wheels will receive 3 “shelf stable meals” throughout the year which can be kept in their pantry for use on days when inclement weather makes it impossible for volunteers to deliver. MOW for Pets: Senior Services North Fulton understands the bond and companionship seniors have with their pets. The goal of the Meals on Wheels for Pets program is to provide support to home-bound seniors in helping them feed and care for their pets. Our focus is to assist individuals in purchasing all or part of their monthly pet food and cat litter needs.

CARE MANAGEMENT Their Care Managers conduct home visits with seniors to evaluate their needs and determine appropriate services. The goal is to help older adults live as independently as possible. They offer assistance with one of the following services: Personal Care Assistance, Homemaker Services, or Respite Care. To qualify for services, the older adult must be 60 years of age or older, reside in North Fulton and have a physical need that requires assistance. TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS PROGRAM (TOPS) The TOPS program is designed to provide medical transportation for seniors age 60+ in the Senior Services North Fulton service area: Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Roswell and Sandy Springs. Trips can be arranged for appointments with doctors, dentists, eye doctors, for treatments ordered by your doctor—or to get a flu shot. SENIOR CENTERS Senior Services North Fulton operates senior centers in Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell, and Sandy Springs, providing a home away from home for hundreds of citizens each week. At these very popular facilities, seniors find companionship and an opportunity to take part in activities that range from art and photography to chess and physical exercise classes. Alpharetta Senior Center•12624 Broadwell Road Alpharetta, 30004•(770) 751-9397 Milton Senior Center•Thomas Byrd Sr. House 15690 Hopewell Road, Milton 30004•(770) 475-7500 To learn more, register for classes, programs or events, visit


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Set to open in April 2017, the city set aside funds several years ago in preparation of one day building a new city hall, said Mayor Joe Lockwood. An objective to ensure city funds will no longer be used to lease property taxpayers do not own was an important criteria and an important step to ensuring the most value for resident dollars.

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The City Hall complex, which is located between Crabapple Road and the existing Braeburn development is slated to include offices, council chambers, meeting areas for residents and a town green for expansion of special events in Crabapple. City Architect Bob Buscemi provided the following information to Alpha/Milton Magazine: The new City Hall is 32,000 square feet, including a community center building. The Community Center includes public bathrooms, a community meeting room, and a public plaza.

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Design Updates on a Budget BY RACHEL GREATHOUSE RACHELGREATHOUSEDESIGN.COM GO AHEAD AND PAINT IT I am constantly changing and updating my home and love to find fun, unexpected ways to do this without breaking the bank. Painting is one of the least expensive ways to make a big impact and give your space some “punch.” You don’t have to paint everything; but do paint something unexpected like the pantry or behind your bookshelves for some color that makes you happy. I love to find a flea market piece and paint it something bright and bold. This is a great way to incorporate a color that may be too much on the wall but you can still enjoy in the room. MIX AND MATCH I always tell my clients it doesn’t have to match- it just needs to work. This means we shouldn’t be afraid to mix styles, patterns, and eras. If you do this right, you will get a current and fresh look. Take your grandmother’s favorite chest and pair it will a modern clean lined lamp or mid century modern mirror. Throw in some unique accessories, and enjoy. This is such an easy way to give your home interest, character and feeling like the style is all your own. LOVE IT What’s your favorite color? Artwork? Funky piece of furniture? Whatever the case may be, don’t be afraid to use it in your space--and love it. I hear all the time, “I’m not sure if this works in my new house or goes with the style of the home.” Or, “Hmmm… what do you think?” If you love something by all means use it! You can make most anything work if you have the right pieces to work with it. When you

view the finished room, you will smile and say, “I’m glad I did that!” Your home should feel collected, not decorated… It’s your special place. Tell your story. FOREVER HOME If you have some vintage furniture or a unique piece you picked up at the flea market, spend a little money making it fantastic. A beautiful upholstery grade fabric can give your piece new life that you will enjoy for years to come. Spend the money on items that you can use and enjoy wherever you may live; and save money on accessories that you can change out more frequently. I love pillows and switch mine out all the time—I have to admit I have a closet full of them; and it’s such an easy way to change the look of your home in about 5 minutes. Rachel Greathouse lives in Milton with her husband and children. Because of her belief that personality can be showcased through good design, Rachel works closely with her clients to create inspiring and functional spaces. Her approach to design is fun and friendly. In keeping with Atlanta’s postmodern style, she loves to re-purpose unique pieces, as well as combine old with new for a fresh look. Rachel has been featured in HGTV magazine, chosen as one of Atlanta’s Top 15 designers, on TLC’s “Four Houses” TV show and recently did a Whirlpool commercial with her family. 404-310-6205•


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The body is self-healing, when given proper nutrition and care. At Abundant Life Wellness, we work with you to address the underlying cause of your health issue, not just the symptoms. •Holistic Wellness for Adults and Children •Acute and Chronic Care •Homeopathic, Herbal and Nutritional Therapies •Zyto Bioenergetics Assessment •Lymphatic Drainage Therapy •Ionic Footbath •Migun Thermal Massage Bed •Broad-Spectrum Infrared Sauna •Detox Packages Eileen M. Wrobleski •Advanced Relaxation Therapy Room Naturopath •Thermography for Early Detection Certified Nutritional Counselor

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HAPPY HUNTING! Community egg hunts provide a colorful, treat-filled opportunity for local children and families to celebrate Easter. MILTON: Community Egg Hunt Saturday, April 8, 2017 This family event will include egg hunts for all ages beginning at 10 a.m. Games, face painting, music and a visit from the Easter Bunny will be a part of the festivities ending at noon. We›re excited to bring a good, old fashioned egg hunt to Milton,» said Courtney Spriggs, community outreach coordinator for the City of Milton. “We couldn’t have found better partners in our faith-based, business and recreation communities to help bring this event to our residents.” Food trucks will be at the park with treats for sale, and the Milton Police and Fire Departments will be on hand to display their vehicles and equipment. Be sure to stop by and see them! The Community Egg Hunt is free, and no sign up is necessary. Milton›s Brunch & Hop & Hunt•March 26th Milton›s Cuisine & Cocktails, Mayfield Rd. Brunch, Easter Bunny Portraits, Sponsored in part by the Crabapple Community Association and Blencoe Photographic Arts. ALPHARETTA: Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday, April 8, 2017 The City of Alpharetta Recreation and Parks Department will host a Children’s Easter Eggstravaganza Spring 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The event will be held at softball fields 1 – 4 at North Park, which is located at 13450 Cogburn Road. Enjoy face painting, balloon art, the Red Barn petting zoo and rides on a trackless train. Be sure to bring your camera for photos with the Easter Bunny. An egg hunt for ages 3-6 will start at 11:00 AM. Instead of a hunt area, a special goody bag will be given to the first 250 children ages 2/younger and 7/older. This event is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. For more information, call 678-297-6140 or email


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Taste of Alpharetta Taste of Alpharetta•May 4, 2017 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Taste of Alpharetta has become an annual tradition for festival goers, families and food connoisseurs. Mark your calendars to dine in Historic Downtown Alpharetta for the 27th Taste of Alpharetta with over 60 restaurants in one fun night. Sample delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts from the top chefs in town. Enjoy culinary demonstrations, activities for all ages and entertainment to please every palate. Admission is free, you may purchase food tickets on site at our ticket booths for $.50 each. Restaurants participating in the Taste of Alpharetta will not accept cash (tickets only). Restaurants charge $1-3 per food sample. The Music Stage will have harmonic rock/folk/R&B bands.

area chefs against one another in five categories – Best Appetizer/Salad, Best Fast Casual, Best Fine Dining, Best Presentation and Best Dessert. Award winners are presented on the Main Stage at approximately 8:30 p.m. Vote for the People’s Choice Award at the Culinary Competition Stage prior to 7:00 p.m. Party with Metro Atlanta radio stations. Play at the fun zones. Come out and enjoy Alpharetta’s premier dining experience! 2015 Culinary Competition Winners Best Appetizer/Salad – Bite Bistro & Bar Best Fast Casual – Burger Fi Best Fine Dining – Crust Pasta & Pizzeria Best Dessert – Wildflour Best Presentation – Bite Bistro & Bar People’s Choice – Oak Steakhouse Best Booth – Atlantic Seafood Company For more information, contact the City of Alpharetta Special Events office at 678-2976048 or 678-297-6078.

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NEW GOLF MEMEBRS RECEIVE OVER $500 IN SAVINGS Already an exceptional private club value, Crooked Creek offers an 18-hole championship golf course, outstanding practice facilities, beautiful clubhouse with an enjoyable dining experience with great member events catering to the whole family. Plus, as a member of Crooked Creek Club you have full privileges at Milton Country Club offering dining, golf, tennis, swimming, and fitness. Now, every new golf member will receive valuable coupons good for discounts on food and golf through the year. For further details about membership and how you can save over $500 on food and golf through the year contact Philip Herterick , Membership Sales Director 770.475.2300 ext 119





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By Luca Gianturco, Owner Scottsdale Farms Garden Center & Landscape Co.

As your garden awakens in the spring, what a pleasure it is to see trees and shrubs produce colorful flowers. When deciding which plants to add to your property, consider a variety of trees and shrubs to add interest and color at different times of the season. If you like unusual plants, the sky is the limit for unique conifers. Various types emerge with new needles that are gold, red, blue, cream or green. Conifers come in all shapes and sizes and can serve as a spectacular focal point in the landscape. Most are evergreen, providing year-round interest. Red twig dogwood shrubs have stems that are a nice shade of red all the way to the ground. These colorful shrubs are most beautiful when the leaves have dropped in the winter and the red stems can be fully appreciated. In the spring, nice white flowers emerge. If you like flowering cherry trees, and your space allows it, Okame, Yoshino and Kwanzan cherry trees have graceful flowers and always bring a smile to one’s face. As a bonus, their tree trunks develop attractive horizontal markings. Flowering cherry trees prefer alkaline soil and will benefit from adding a handful of lime to the planting hole at the time of installation.

Another unusual plant to consider is the Harry Lauder Walking Stick. It was named after a crusty English actor who appeared on stage a bit tipsy and needed the assistance of his contorted cane to stay upright. This unique shrub has twisted and gnarled branches with pendulous yellow catskins that add color to an early spring day. The contorted branches provide wonderful texture when added to cut flower arrangements. An old-fashioned favorite is Forsythia, sometimes called Yellow Bells. The Lynwood variety produces abundant bright yellow flowers before the leaves emerge. A Forsythia in full bloom is breathtaking and noticeable from quite a distance. The cut branches make dramatic floral centerpieces with their bright yellow flowers. Enjoying the show of flowering trees and shrubs in your landscape warms the soul and creates a sense of well-being. Stop by your favorite garden center, order a latte, and stroll the grounds while deciding which plants might best enhance your property. Enjoy your spring. Luca Gianturco, Owner Scottsdale Farms Garden Center & Landscape Co.


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Southern Soiree Private Showing, Signature Cocktails Gourmet Hors d’Oeuvres and Live Music

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7pm Clarity Road, Milton, GA

Clarity Farm Showcase Home and Tour Benefiting Children’s Charities All Inclusive Play Park Project Tickets to this Exclusive Event are Limited Purchase Your VIP Tickets Today at or (404) 217-4643

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SAVE THE DATE LOCAL CHARITY TO BUILD PLAY PARK Children’s Charities was founded by local residents’ Amanda White and Lauren Holmes, two businesswomen who sought to make a difference in the community in which they live –North Fulton & South Forsyth. The organization is 100% volunteer-driven and dedicated to supporting and developing programs that enrich children’s lives in our area. Our efforts are ever increasing spreading in the area, which now includes Cherokee, Cobb and Dawson Counties. Examples of the team’s successes include: •Provided $300,000 for the dedicated Emergency Transport Vehicle at Children’s Health Care of Atlanta, Forsyth •Raised nearly $50,000 needed for an eye tracking device that can detect autism in kids as early as 2 months-old •Raised $63,000 to establish a fully funded Equine Summer Camp for kids with Autism at Stable Moments •Purchased four state of the art Vein Viewers for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Urgent Care Centers •Provided cell phone charging stations for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Urgent Care Center •Supplied Thanksgiving dinners to 25 needy families •Sponsored lunches for Stand Up for Kids, a mentoring program for foster kids at Independence High School •Supported Cure Childhood Cancer.

Mission Statement: To inspire volunteerism within our community focusing on children with special needs. Vision Statement: To provide an All Inclusive Play Park serving children of all abilities and disabilities in North Fulton and surrounding counties. Pacita Wilson, owner of Pineapple Park and one of the most respected interior designers in the area, was selected to handle the interior design for Children’s Charities Designing for a Difference Clarity Farm Showcase Home. Held April 19-23, 2017, all proceeds from the tour will benefit Children’s Charities effort to build an all-inclusive play park project in Milton, which will provide a playground for all abilities and disabilities. “Children’s Charities is very fortunate to have someone of Pacita’s caliber to oversee the interior decoration for this fabulous show home,” said Amanda White, co-founder of Children’s Charities. “At more than 10,000 square feet of living space, this will truly be a one-of-a-kind home. We encourage everyone to visit for ideas, to purchase the decorations or simply help fund an all-inclusive playground for the community.” Tickets to visit the Clarity Farm Showcase Home and Tour cost $25 in advance online at and $30 at the door. Kicking off the Showcase Home and Tour is the Children’s Charities Southern Soiree, which includes an exclusive preview tour, live music, gourmet tasting and cocktails on Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30pm. This private, intimate event costs $250 per ticket.


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La Casa Authentic Italian Grill

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L AC A S A I TA L I A N G R I L L . C O M La Casa offers a taste and experience of Italy in a wonderful historic house that has been transformed into three intimate comfortable dining rooms with a heated outdoor patio. Pasquale, a native of Naples, Italy serves the finest and freshest foods. He has created the prefect combination of Authentic Italian recipes and artfully prepared seafood meals with passion.


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Check out these two fabulous events at Avalon this Spring: the Mardi Gras Pub Crawl and the Savor & Celebrate black tie gala.

Spring Events @ AVALON MARDI GRAS PUB CRAWL Tuesday, February 28 5PM to 9PM In celebration of Fat Tuesday, Avalon will host its third annual Mardi Gras stroll! Enjoy New Orleans-themed drinks and special offerings while visiting Avalon’s famed retailers and restaurants. So wear your best purple, green and gold, grab beads by the handful and kick back at our Big Easy bash! Retailers & Restaurants Special Offers: •American Threads- 20% off purchases during the crawl and complimentary wine •Anthropologie- serving a special holiday cocktail •Branch & Barrel- offering their famous street corner-cooked Jambalaya, Crawfish Boil, and Hurricanes and Zombies by the glass •Fuzziwigs- 10% off any purchase •Goldberg's- serving $8 Georgia Peach Hurricanes and $10 Muffuletta Sandwiches •J. McLaughlin- serving complimentary prosecco •Kendra Scott- serving Mardi Gras appetizers and drinks •Kinnucan's- stop in for some Mardi Gras beads •Kona Grill- serving $4 Lagunitas Pils, Lagunitas Daytime, and Lagunitas Little Sumpin bottles •Lou & Grey- 20% off full priced apparel purchase and serving light bites and drinks •Marlow's Tavern- serving $5.50 Abita Amber, $8 Hurricanes, $9 Ramos Gin Fizzes (shaken 100 times), $10 NO 9th Wards, and $9.50 Bourbon Street Lemonades as well as their special Bourbon and Bayou Menu •Mitchel Gold + Bob Williams- 10% off any purchase •Soft Surroundings- $10 off a $50 purchase

SAVOR & CELEBRATE $250 per ticket | $400 per couple Proceeds from this event will benefit City of Refuge. April 12th, 2017•7PM to 10PM 1st Street and Avalon Boulevard Black Tie Experience an exclusive first look at Avalon’s expansion with an unforgettable evening under the stars. Enjoy savory tastes from Avalon’s acclaimed restaurants, live music featured by The Equinox Orchestra and Blair Crimmins, and a special preview of The Hotel at Avalon – promised to be exactly like nothing else. A splendid evening of culinary delights and bubbly on Avalon Boulevard, Savor & Celebrate will feature chef-curated tastes from Avalon's renowned restaurants: Antico, Cafe Intermezzo, Colletta, Cru Wine Bar, Oak Steakhouse, Branch & Barrel, The El Felix, Kona Grill, Marlow’s Tavern, Ted's Montana Grill, Bantam + Biddy and, new to Avalon, Rumi's Kitchen, Brine Seafood Shack, Chick-fil-A, Barley Garden Kitchen, Jeni's Ice Cream, MF Bar and District 3. Savor & Celebrate will also offer guests an exciting first look at The Hotel at Avalon. Here, graceful, modern Southern hospitality will be infused throughout Avalon’s walkable community of shopping, dining and entertaining. And, you won’t want to miss the announcement of the new chef-driven restaurant coming to The Hotel at Avalon in 2018. Learn more about these and other upcoming events at Avalon by visiting


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LOCAL FAIRWAYS GOLF CLUB OF GEORGIA • 1 Golf Club Dr., 30005 Two Arthur Hills-designed courses, Lakeside and Creekside are distinctly different from each other offering the golfer enormous architectural, aesthetic and strategic variety. In 1999, Golf Digest honored Lakeside’s par-5, 607 yard 11th hole as one of “America’s Best 99 Golf Holes.” CROOKED CREEK GOLF CLUB• 3430 Highway 9 N, 30004• Crooked Creek’s Course offers a par 72 Michael Riley design that plays nearly 7000 yards from the back tee. Featuring undulating greens, demanding tee shots, and challenging approach shots, it is regarded by many to be the premier Championship golf course in Greater Atlanta. TROPHY CLUB OF ATLANTA• 15135 Hopewell Rd., 30004 Carved out of heavily wooded terrain in order to create a challenging yet playable course, they now offer Champion Bermuda greens. Nominated as Golf Digest’s “Best New Public Course” when opened in 1992, it was designed by DJ DeVictor and ABC-TV Golf Analyst Steve Melnyk. MILTON COUNTRY CLUB• 1785 Dinsmore Rd, 30004•Although the par 70 Willard Byrd design tips out at 6100 yards, this course will test the patience of any golfer. This risk-reward course gives you the choice to shape a fairway wood to a narrow fairway or go for the gusto and let it rip. It boasts narrow tee shots and pure rolling stamp sized greens. ECHELON GOLF CLUB• 501 Founders Dr., 30004 A broad-shouldered beautiful and formidable test designed by famed golf course architect Rees Jones, this course wanders over 600 acres of rolling hills, providing striking elevation changes and panoramic views, most notably on the back nine. This semi-private course also features a 32-acre practice facility. WHITE COLUMNS COUNTRY CLUB • 300 Clubhouse Dr., 30004 This Tom Fazio designed golf course has consistently been rated one of the area’s top courses, guarded by towering pine trees and featuring large greens. Golfers will find deep bunkers and countless elevation changes as the course layout gradually increases in challenge and splendor building to a crescendo over the last final five holes. ATLANTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB• 350 Tournament Players Dr., 30004 Building on a legacy of greatness, this course was crafted by renowned father and son team Pete and P.B. Dye. The 6942 yard, par-72 course meanders across 240 acres of natural hardwoods, babbling brooks and rolling hills, perfect for the golfers who demand challenge, playability, beauty and fairness. MANOR GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB• 15951 Manor Club Dr., 30004 Home to the only Tom Watson championship golf course in Georgia with 18 masterfully designed and memorable holes winding throughout hardwoods and towering pines, quiet lakes and streams. Seeped in the tradition of golf’s birthplace, Scotland, this course is extraordinary, boasting impeccable course conditioning and breathtaking vistas.

TopGolf Tourney to Benefit

Rivers of the World The Alpharetta Chapter of Rivers of the World (ROW.ORG) have organized their annual fundraising golf tournament at TopGolf (10900 Westside Pkwy.) for Thursday, April 27th from 3pm to 6pm.

Join them on a beautiful Spring afternoon full of fun and competition, while supporting the work of ROW. All golfers will enjoy two games of TopGolf, food, and drinks! We will also be awarding prizes to the top teams for each game! All skill levels welcome! Rivers of the World (ROW) goes into remote areas of the world to anchor healthy, sustainable communities of faith. Rivers of the World (ROW) focuses on community-driven development in impoverished communities. ROW addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of a community. To address extreme poverty at its deepest levels, a proactive and holistic approach is required. Partnering with churches, indigenous organizations, local leadership, and other US nonprofits, ROW goes into remote areas around the world to help anchor healthy, sustainable communities of faith. ROW was founded in 1995 by Reverend Ben Mathes to tackle critical needs of unreached parts of the world – areas no one else was reaching. For over 20 years, ROW has worked in dozens of remote communities around the world.•



Slow and Steady Decreases Risk of Feet Impact Damage By Dr. Brian S. Harley

It’s great to set running goals, but when off the bat you want to run a marathon (26.2-miles) — it’s wiser to take a few steps back.

NEW CITY HALL Foot stress fractures are one of the most common conditions foot and ankle surgeons treat. This is especially true with first-time marathoners. With more experienced runners increasingly comparing their personal best with their running buddies, as well as the growing popularity of marathons, there has been an increase in repetitive stress injuries, including stress fractures of the foot.

The issue arises when first-time marathoners enter a race with little or improper long-distance training. Inexperience along with repetitive impact on the feet can create enough stress to cause hairline fractures. Likewise, when runners quickly increase their mileage, they can be more susceptible to a stress fracture. To avoid injury, increase your running mileage by about 10 percent weekly. If you are training, make sure to rest between runs, this can help reduce the risk for a fracture. And to minimize stress injuries, wear supportive athletic shoes and slowly build your activity levels according to your abilities. Proper footwear is also important if you suffer from

flatfoot, have osteoporosis or a foot deformity. Signs of a stress fracture include: pain of the area, swelling, redness and even bruising. If left untreated, stress fractures can eventually lead to a complete break of the bone. To ensure adequate healing, early diagnosis and treatment are important. If you suspect a break, follow the RICE protocol — rest, ice, compression and elevation. And if pain and swelling last longer than a few days, make an appointment for an X-ray and diagnosis. Treatment can include rest and immobilization with casting of the foot. To stabilize a stress fracture that progressed into a full fracture, surgery may also be required. If you suspect you have a foot injury or fracture, it is best to contact a foot specialist for a complete evaluation. Dr. Brian S. Harley is a board-certified reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon at Alpharetta Foot and Ankle Specialists, with locations in Alpharetta and Cumming. The practice is affiliated with Northside Hospital. For more information, visit or call 770-667-4410.


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Welcoming New Patients!

If you suffer from foot or ankle pain, then our practice is designed for you. We specialize in the latest in conservative and surgical management of conditions and injuries of the foot and ankle, focusing on returning you to activity. Utilizing the latest in minimally-invasive approaches and plastic surgery techniques, our board-certified physician, Dr. Brian Harley, is an expert in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, and brings over 10 years of experience practicing in the Atlanta area. Our practice prides itself on a patient-centered experience where your time is valuable, and your health and understanding is paramount.

We offer a full range of services, including: • • • • • • •

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Summer Camps I It’s that time of year when parents begin to plan for the children being home in the summer. Milton and Alpharetta area offers a plethora of amazing camps and summer programs to choose among, whether you need care for your child all day because of work, or you simply need to plan a couple of weeks of fun.

Alpharetta Recreation & Parks Summer Camps 175 Roswell St, Alpharetta•678-297-6160 Kiddie Academy of Alpharetta 3200 NorthPoint Pkwy Alpharetta•770-417-8194

The following list provides a great resource to some of the summer camps right down the road. Look them up on Facebook, as well for more up-to-date information and registration.

Camp Joyful Souls Milton•678-242-2519 Small, specialized camp for special needs children limited to just 25 participants per week.

Fulton Science Academy (see ad on page 7) 3035 Fanfare Way, Alpharetta•678-366-2555

Club SciKidz Various locations in Alpharetta, Forsyth and Gwinnett Accreditations: NSTA•678-398-7683

Chukkar Farm Summer Camps 1140 Liberty Grove Rd., Alpharetta•770-820-6529

Fortitude Farm Summer Camps 13835 Hopewell Rd., Milton•770-289-7350

Camp2Community Summer Camp 13450 Cogburn Rd., Alpharetta•954-683-9606 Enrichment camps for students with disabilities.

The Goddard School – Summer Camps 12665 Crabapple Rd., Milton•678-366-6161 4875 Windward Parkway Alpharetta•770-663-4155

Out of the Box Art Studio 11940 Alpharetta Hwy Suite 140/142 Alpharetta, GA, 678-867-7713•

Art and Beyond Studio 8560 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta•770-954-6102•


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Magnolia Farm Day Camp Alpharetta•770-337-4785•art, archery, more

McGinnis Woods Day School 5380 Faircroft Drive, Alpharetta 770-664-7764•

Pinecrest Academy Summer Camps•770-888-4477•Cumming, GA

Camp Highland Summer Camps Bridgeway Christian Academy 4755 Kimball Bridge Rd 678-393-0300••@CampHighland Alpharetta PALS Summer Camp!summer-camp/ce8i @AlpharettaPAL Alpharetta Methodist VBS 69 N. Main Street Alpharetta,• 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each day•$10 per child Alpharetta First Baptist Church 44 Academy Street Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-475-6556, Forefront Arts Summer Camps Johns Creek Presbyterian Church, Thursdays f770-864-3316•

Dynamo Swim School Camps•770-457-7946 Alpharetta, ages 6 mox. to 15 years

OVERNIGHT CAMPS WinShape Camps•overnight camp Camp Kanuga•overnight camp, Hendersonville, NC Camp Chehaw•overnight camp*Albany, GA Camp Westminster•770-483-2225•day and overnight Riverview Camp for Girls•Mentone, AL, 800-882-0722 Girl Scouts - All Resident Camps•overnight camps, K-12•





Hot Tennis Tips For All Players BY AMY PAZAHANICK, Agape Tennis Academy

ONE Be unpredictable! I do not care how good your crosscourt forehand is, if you hit it there every single time, your opponent will eventually start to catch on. If you love your lob shot, then hitting a drop shot on occasion will make your lob that much more effective. If you love your forehand topspin, hitting a forehand drive every so often, will make the top spin more of a surprise. TWO While you are busy trying to be unpredictable, notice your opponent’s predictable patterns. Let’s face it; it is simply human nature to be predictable. Just as it happens in life, it almost always happens on the tennis court, look for and notice your opponent’s patterns. Once you notice them, anticipate early and get your opponent to hit shots they are more uncomfortable with. THREE When you have the lead by a large margin, make sure you continue to play to win. This is the time when you are the most susceptible to “over relaxing” and sometimes start hoping your opponent will just give the match away. This is least likely to happen for your opponent, because now he or she has little to lose (since they are so close to losing anyway), thus they tend to relax and start playing better tennis. When you are on top, stay on top. FOUR You have to be relaxed! I have never heard anyone say, “Bob

played great today, he looked so tight”. Quite the opposite, it’s more like, “Jill looked effortless today, she played so confident and loose.” To get your muscles to do what they need to do, they need to be loose! FIVE Use varying degrees of aggression when you play. Know when to be offensive, neutral, and defensive. SIX At the end of every point you play, notice and ask yourself, “What just worked or what just did not work?” This sounds so simple, but how many times, do we repeat things that do not work, and don’t do the things that work when we play? The more awareness you place on noticing this, the better you will play. SEVEN All the strategy on the planet will not do you any good if you do not have the proper execution skills. Make sure you spend time working on your technique so you are prepared to execute your excellent strategy. EIGHT Focus on what you can control: you. Amy Pazahanick is the former Director of Tennis at White Columns Country Club in Milton and the Founder of Agape AcadAMY•


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Alpharetta Chamber’s Bourbon Ball takes the place of the annual Chamber Gala.

Alpharetta Chamber Bourbon Ball•March 4, 2017 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM •


The Alpharetta Chamber Bourbon Ball is a festive and fun night out, celebrating the Chamber's membership and accomplishments from the previous year. They will

introduce this year's Chairman, Scott Hutchison, and new Executive Director, Kelsey Lynch. There will be several awards and opportunities for recognition at this once-ayear event, taking the place of last year's Chamber Gala. Enjoy delicious Southern style food stations, including shrimp and grits, southern fried chicken, mac and cheese, fried green tomatoes, (and more!), a bourbon bar, musical entertainment and awards. Be sure to wear your dancing boots and be ready to enjoy a festive night out! Cocktail attire or black tie optional. Location:13525 Arnold Mill Road, Milton Saturday, March 4th, 2017 7:00 - 11:00 PM•Tickets $125/each Tables $1,000/each (10 seats) For sponsorship information, please contact Kristen Franks at

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Milton’s New Hometown Police Chief Jubilee George “Rich” Austin, Jr.

Milton was named second safest city in Georgia. Alpharetta was named18th safest. Violent and property crimes are some of the lowest in state.


Following a nationwide search with 100 applicants vying for the position, the City of Milton selected George “Rich” Austin, Jr. as its new chief of police.

Austin, who previously served as the Captain of Internal Affairs with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in N.C., officially joined the Milton Police Department on Jan. 30, 2017. During his extensive law enforcement career, Austin has served in a variety of patrol, administrative and leadership positions. From his early days as a patrol officer in the small town of Pineville, N.C., located just outside of Charlotte, to his lengthy and highly decorated tenure with the City of Charlotte, population 809,000, he has demonstrated a commitment to building community partnerships, empowering staff and operating with transparency. Austin was asked what attracted him to a career in law enforcement? He replied, “A lot of officers have the stock line, ‘Because I wanted to help people.’ For me, that line very much holds true, but it goes quite a bit deeper than that. I have family members in law enforcement, so I had an attraction to the field from a very early age.

Milton First Responders Foundation test of their strength to see which team can pull a Milton Fire Department truck the furthest.


Milton Hometown Jubilee•May 6, 2017•4pm - 9pm

The City of Milton, Ga. and Crabapple Community Association invite you to the 3rd Annual Milton Hometown Jubilee! This signature festival kicks off the spring festival season in Milton and celebrates the best of the Crabapple historic district. Join in this year for live music, food and drink pairings from a variety of local restaurants, shopping, old fashioned games for kids, and even a firetruck pull. The Milton Hometown Jubilee will kick off at 4 p.m. with the Milton First Responders Foundation test of strength to see which team can pull a Milton Fire Department truck the furthest. Afterward, the Kids’ Stick Horse Derby will be a race to remember! Stay a while and enjoy cold drinks, delicious food, shopping for unique items, and music that will get everyone’s toes tapping.•


Restaurant Guide ALPHA/MILTON

RESTAURANT ADDRESS TEL. NUM WEBSITE FOOD 1920 Tavern 948 Canton Street (770)998-3114 American, $$ 5 Seasons North 3655 Old Milton Pkwy (770) 521-5551 American, $$ 850 F BarPizza 12635 Crabapple Road (678) 585-4628 Italian/Pizza, $ Abhiruchi Indian Cuisine 5530 Windward Pkwy (678) 393-1110 Indian, $$ AJ’s Country Cooking 11770 Haynes Bridge Rd (770) 754-0530 Southern, $ Alpha Soda 11760 Haynes Bridge Rd (770) 442-3102 American, $ Alpine Bakery & Trattoria 12315 Crabapple Road (770) 410-9883 French Amma Kitchen 390 Cumming Street (770) 475-7776 Indian, $ Annabelle’s Table 5530 Windward Pkwy (470) 719-9993 American, $$ Antico Pizza Avalon 3185 Avalon Blvd (770) 674-8811 Pizza, $$ Another Broken Egg Cafe 4075 Old Milton Pkwy (770) 837-3440 Breakfast, $ Atlantic Seafood Company 2345 Mansell Rd (770) 640-0488 Seafood, $$ Aunty’s Kitchen 11775 Northfall Ln (678) 691-1432 Indian, $ Bantam + Biddy 4195 Avalon Blvd (678) 248-5159 Brunch,$$ Bella Luna 15639 Birmingham Hwy (770) 777-5875 American, $ Benihana 2365 Mansell Road (678) 461-8440 Japanese,$$$ Blue Agave Grill 12050 Etris Rd. (770) 559-1223 Mexican, $$ Bocado Burger 2820 Old Milton Pkwy (678) 248-5223 Burgers,$$ Bombay Brasserie 900 Mansell Road (770) 299-1634 Indian, $$ BoneHeads 5815 Windward Pkwy (770) 407-1747 Seafood,$$ Branch & Barrel 4100 Avalon Blvd (678) 436-5655 Craft Bar,$$ Breadtime 235 S Main St (678) 691-6723 German, $ Brooklyn Joe’s 13065 Hwy 9 N (770) 754-0202 American Bucca di Peppo 2335 Mansell Road (770) 643-9463 Italian, $$ Buffalo Wild Wings 2375 Mansell Road (678) 352-4599 American, $ BURGERFI 5475 Windward Parkway West (770) 817-4656 American $$ Butcher & Brew 3 South Main Street (678) 585-3344 American, $$ Cabernet 5575 Windward Pkwy (770) 777-5955 Steakhouse Cafe at Pharr 3050 Windward Plaza (678) 691-4375 Cafe, $$ Cafe Efendi 488 N Main St (770) 360-8014 Mediterranean Campania Pizzeria Napoletana 800 N Main St (770) 559-4674 Pizza, $$ CANS Taqueria 12635 Crabapple Road (770) 663-0908 Mexican Carribean Fiesta 4000 North Point Pkwy (770) 521-0390 Carribbean, $$ Ceviche 42 Milton Avenue (770) 777-0230 Tex-Mex, $$ Collet French Pastry & Cafe 225 Old Milton Pkwy (678) 770-6066 Facebook French, $$ Colletta 900 3rd Street (678) 722-8335 American, $$ Cookout 11475 Haynes Bridge Rd (770) 754-4157 Burgers, $ Corner Bakery 10920 Haynes Bridge Rd (678) 317-0224 Cafe, $ Corner Deli 10 Roswell Street (678) 566-0576 Facebook Deli, $ Crabapple Tavern 12350 Arnold Mill Rd (770) 667-7456 American CRU Food & Wine Bar 2200 Avalon Blvd. (678) 248-5181 Wine Bar Crust Pasta & Pizzeria 131 S Main St (770) 777-6789 Italian, Pizza Cuzi Fresh Cafe 4160 Old Milton Pkwy (678) 867-9854 Bistro, $ Davinci’s Donuts 131 South Main Street (678) 392-2523 Donuts, $ Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 3070 Windward Plaza (678) 867-0777 BBQ Diner at North Point 2355 Mansell Rd (770) 650-6400 American, $$ Dos Margarita’s Crabapple Kroger Shopping Center Mexican Eggs Up Grill 270 Rucker Rd (678) 878-2251 Breakfast, $ EM Bop 800 North Main Street (678) 395-6226 Korean, $ El Azteca 13800 Hwy 9 N (678) 867-9950 Mexican El Don Bar & Grill 6320 Atlanta Hwy (678) 404-5473 Mexican,$ El Felix 1130 Avalon Blvd (678) 248-5239 Tex-Mex, $$ El Porton 4902 Atlanta Hwy (678) 393-8888 Mexican Firebirds 2665 Old Milton Pkwy (678) 225-8611 Steak, $$$ First Watch 3450 Old Milton Pkwy (678) 566-3447 Breakfast/Lunch Grand Champion BBQ 12635 Crabapple Road (770)993-4227 BBQ Hop Alley Brew Pub 25 S Main St (770) 696-2097 American, $$ Hudson Grille 865 N Main St (770) 777-4127 American, $$ Humble Pie Pizza Company 869 N Main St (678) 867-6773 Pizza, $$ Indigo 12635 Crabapple Road (770) 616-4142 Italian


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Restaurant Guide ALPHA/MILTON

RESTAURANT ADDRESS TEL. NUM WEBSITE FOOD Ippolito’s Italian Restaurant 12850 State Hwy 9 (678) 624-1900 Italian, $$ J Christophers 3070 Windward Plaza (770) 360-0907 Breakfast, $ Kickshaw Tavern 800 N Main St (770) 475-0444 Sushi, $$ Kona Grill 5100 Avalon blvd (470) 226-1540 American, $$ La Casa Italian Grill Rest. 37 Old Roswell St (470) 258-4135 Italian, $$ La Parilla 865 North Main St (678) 339-3888 Mexican, $$ Lime Juice Thai Bistro 670 North Main St (678) 242-2991 Thai, $$ Locos Deli & Pub 11770 Haynes Bridge Rd (770) 751-9898 American, $$ Made kitchen & Cocktails 45 B Roswell St (770) 452-6233 Spanish, $$$ Mambo’s Café 4915 Windward Pkwy (770) 753-4354 Cuban, $$ Marlow’s Tavern 3900 1st Street (678) 248-5230 American, $$ Mellow Mushroom 3070 Windward Pkwy (678) 566-7888 Pizza, $$ Midway Meal House 5150 Atlanta Hwy (770) 442-3738 American Miller’s Alpharetta Ale House 10750 Davis Dr (678) 277-2581 American, $$ Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails 800 Mayfield Rd (770) 817-0161 American, $$$ Mittie’s Cafe on Main 62 N Main St (770) 772-0850 American,$$ Nahm Thai Cuisine 5310 Windward Pkwy (678) 762-1818 Thai,$$ Nothing Bundt Cakes 5230 Windward Pkwy (678) 366-1445 Dessert Olde Blind Dog 12650 Crabapple Road (678) 624-1090 Irish Oak Steakhouse 950 Third St (678) 722-8333 Steakhouse, $$$ On The Border Mexican Grill 10575 Davis Dr. (404) 991-2660 Tex-Mex, $$ PF Changs 7925 North Point Pkwy (770) 992-3070 Chinese,$$$ Papoulis Mediterranean Cafe 3070 Windward Plz (770) 442-8884 Greek, $ Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen 10795 Davis Dr (770) 992-5566 Seafood, $$ Pure Taqueria 103 Roswell St (678) 240-0023 Tex/Mexican, $$ Ray’s On the Creek 1700 Mansell Rd (770) 649-0064 Steakhouse,$$$ Rio Balsas Taqueria 235 South Main St (770) 475-7890 Facebook Spanish, $$ Roasters 12850 Hwy 9 (770) 753-0055 American,$$ Romano’s Macaroni Grill 5045 Windward Pkwy (770) 360-6302 Italian, $$ Ru Sans 13085 Alpharetta Hwy (770) 346-9020 Thai Ruth’s Chris Steak House 11655 Haynes Bridge Road (770) 777-1500 Steakhse,$$$$ Sage Woodfire Tavern 11405 Haynes Bridge Rd (770) 569-9199 American, $$$ Salt Factory 102 S Main St (770) 752-1888 Pub, $$ Satay House 281 S Main St (770) 663-8666 Thai, $$ Secreto 6195 Windward Pkwy (770) 752-0922 Comfort, $$ Smashburger 5530 Windward Pkwy (770) 410-7611 Burgers, $$ Smokejack BBQ 29 S Main St (770) 410-7611 BBQ, $$ South Main Kitchen 9 S Main St (678) 691-4622 American, $$ Spice Brick Oven Kitchen 10800 Haynes Bridge Rd (770) 777-0778 Tapas, $$ Sushi Nami 5316 Windward Pkwy (678) 566-3889 Japanese, $$ Taco Mac 875 N Main St (770) 346-9119 American, $$ Tara Humata Mexican Grill 6195 Windward Pkwy (770) 772-4540 Mexican, $$ Taste of India 3070 Windward Pkwy (678) 242-0155 Indian, $ Ted’s Montana Grill 6100 Avalon Blvd (678) 710-9025 Steakhse, $$ Thai Thai 11525 Haynes Bridge Rd (770) 777-1306 Thai, $$ Tin Roof Kitchen 52 N Main St (770) 360-9395 Gluten-free $$ Tokyo Sushi 980 Birmingham Road (678) 240-0602 Thai Tokyo Bay Buffet Tom + Chee - Alpharetta 970 Northpoint Dr (470) 375-5871 Sandwich, $$ Tuscany Cafe & Bistro 28017 Mill Creek Ave (678) 624-9532 American, $$ Twisted Taco 5815 Windward Parkway (770) 777-9199 Mexican, $$ Union 14275 Providence Road (770) 569-7767 American Vinny’s on Windward 5355 Windward Pkwy (770) 772-4644 Italian, $$$ Vito’s Italian Bistro 980 Birmingham Road (770) 442-9119 Italian Volcano Asian Bistro 5316 Windward Pkwy (678) 366-9668 Sushi, $$ Wildflour 5815 Windward Pkwy (678) 822-9453 Sandwich, $$ Wild Wing Cafe 5530 Windward Pkwy (678) 990-9464 American, $ Zola’s Italian Bistro 2955 Bethany Bend (770) 360-5777 Italian Zoe’s Kitchen 10920 Haynes Bridge Rd (770) 772-5632 Fresh Deli, $$•


CALENDAR MARCH MAR3 Dynamic Jazz Pianist

Madoca Kawahara, 7:30 PM - 11 PM, The Velvet Note,

spring 2017

MAR4 Jazz Trombonist Nick

FInzer CD Release: Hear & Now, 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM. The Velvet Note,

MAR15 Burr! It’s Cold Outside,

7 PM - 9 PM, Publix Apron’s Cooking School, 4305 State Bridge Road, 770-751-8560

MAR17 St. Patrick’s Irish Dinner, 7 PM - 9 PM, Publix Apron’s Cooking School, 4305 State Bridge Road, 770-751-8560

MAR18 Alpharetta Symphony

and Egg Hunt. Sponsored in part by the CCA.

MAR29 Couples Cooking: Meat Swap, 7 PM - 8:30 PM, Publix Apron’s Cooking School, 4305 State Bridge Road, 770-7518560 MAR30 - 31 Legendary Jazz

Organist JOey DeFrancesco, 7:30 PM - 11 PM, The Velvet Note,

Free Photos with the Easter Bunny, 10 AM - Noon, Alpharetta Welcome Center, 678-297-0102

Orchestra presents Sounds of A Mediterranean Spring, 7 PM - 8 PM, Alpharetta First United Methodist CHurch,


Spring “Lamb & Bunny” portraits by Blencoe & Co. All info and register

Bulky Trash Amnesty Day, 8 AM - Noon, City of Roswell PUblic Works,

APR12 Savor & Celebrate, 7 PM - 10 PM, 2200 Avalon Blvd.,

Alpharetta Chamber Bourbon Ball, 7pm to 11pm,

MAR21 Fabulous Flatbreads, 7 PM - 8:30 PM, Publix Apron’s Cooking School, 4305 State Bridge Road, 770-751-8560

APR13 Alpharetta Food Truck

MAR5 Nate Najar, 7 PM - 11 PM, The Velvet Note, MAR6 The Mother Sauce: Espagnole, 7 PM - 9 PM, Publix Apron’s Cooking School, 4305 State Bridge Road, 770-7518560 MAR7 Ladies Night Out: Ava-

MAR24 Contemporary Jazz Guitarist Eric Essix and THE MOVE, 7:30 PM - 11 PM, The Velvet Note,

MAR25 Taylor Chaffin at Jekyll Brewing, 5 PM - 7 PM, 2855 Marconi Drive,

lon, 5 - 9 PM, 2200 Avalon Blvd.,

Spring “Lamb & Bunny” portraits by Blencoe & Co. All info and register

MAR10 Contemporary Saxophonist Dee Lucas, 7:30 PM - 11 PM, The Velvet Note,

ShamRockin’ for a Cure, 7 PM - 11 PM, Verizon Amphitheatre,

MAR11 Alpharetta Police K-9 5K Foot Chace, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Alpharetta Community Center, Emmy Law at Jekyll Brewing, 5 PM - 7 PM, 2855 Marconi Drive,

MAR12 Nikki Canter: A Tribute to The Carpenters, 6:30 PM - 10 PM, The Velvet Note,

Car Seat Safety Check, 11 AM - 3 PM, Milton Police Department,

MAR25 - 26 Singer and

Television Actor TC Carson, 7:30 PM - 11 PM, The Velvet Note, Easter “Hop & Hunt” Brunch on 3/26 at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails. Brunch, Easter Bunny Portrait


Alley, 5 PM - 9 PM, Old Roswell Street,

APR15 Community Easter Egg Hunt, 10 AM - Noon, Free. 678.242.2533 Alpharetta Farmer’s Market, 8:30 AM - 1 PM, Old Canton Street, 678.297.6133

APR19 Southern Soiree and Clarity Farm Showcase Home, 7pm,

APR20 Alpharetta Food Truck Alley, 5 PM - 9 PM, Old Roswell Street, APR22 Earth Day Festival, 11

AM -- 3 PM,, 678.242.2500 Alpharetta Food Truck Alley, 5 PM - 9 PM, Old Roswell Street,

APR23 RAD Womens’ Self

Defense Course, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Police Department, 13000 Deerfield Pkwy, Suite 107E,

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CALENDAR APR26 Fulton Golden Games, 10 AM - 3 PM, Runs through May 31,

Alpharetta Farmer’s Market, 8:30 AM - 1 PM, Old Canton Street, 678.297.6133

APR27 Alpharetta Food Truck

MAY7 RAD Womens’ Self Defense Course, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Police Department, 13000 Deerfield Pkwy, Suite 107E,

Alley, 5 PM - 9 PM, Old Roswell Street, Rivers of the World Golf Tournament at TogGolf, 3pm - 6pm,

Family Tree Reunion Workshop, 10 AM - 1 PM, Hampton Inn & Suites, 16785 Old Morris Road, Party on the Plaza, 1 PM - 10 PM, Milton City Hall,, 678.242.2533

APR30 RAD Womens’ Self

Defense Course, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Police Department, 13000 Deerfield Pkwy, Suite 107E,

MAY MAY2 PRIDE Teen Driving Safety Class, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Police Department, 13000 Deerfield Pkwy, Suite 107E, A Perfect Circle with Prayers, 8 PM - 11 PM, Verizon Amphitheatre,

MAY4 Taste of Alpharetta, 5 PM - 10 PM, Downtown Alpharetta,, 678.297.6048 MAY5 Leadercast Alpharetta, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, The Metropolitan Club, event.leadercast. com MAY6 Milton Hometown Jubi-

lee, 4 PM - 9 PM, cityofmiltonga. us•Broadwell Pavilion

MAY12 - 13 Zac Brown Band, 7 PM - 11 PM, Verizon Amphitheatre,

courtesy City of Milton

MAY13 Bulky Trash Amnesty Day, 8 AM - Noon, City of Roswell PUblic Works, Alpharetta Farmer’s Market, 8:30 AM - 1 PM, Old Canton Street, 678.297.6133

MAY18 Alpharetta Food Truck Alley, 5 PM - 9 PM, Old Roswell Street, MAY20 Alpharetta Farmer’s Market, 8:30 AM - 1 PM, Old Canton Street, 678.297.6133 Alpharetta Art in the Park, 9 AM - 4 PM, Corner of Main Street & Milton Avenue,

spring 2017

APR29 Alpharetta Farmer’s Market, 8:30 AM - 1 PM, Old Canton Street, 678.297.6133

MAY11 Alpharetta Food Truck Alley, 5 PM - 9 PM, Old Roswell Street,

MAY25 Alpharetta Food Truck Alley, 5 PM - 9 PM, Old Roswell Street, MAY27 - 29 Alpharetta Arts

StreetFest, 10 AM - 5 PM, Downtown Alpharetta,

MAY29 Memorial Day, Milton and Alpharetta City Halls Closed. MAY31 Dave Matthews + Tim

Reynolds, 7:30 PM - 11 PM, Verizon Amphitheatre,

courtesy City of Milton•



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Alpha/Milton Magazine Spring 2017  

Alpha/Milton Magazine is a quarterly local lifestyle publication covering the people, places and things in Alpharetta and Milton, Georgia. W...

Alpha/Milton Magazine Spring 2017  

Alpha/Milton Magazine is a quarterly local lifestyle publication covering the people, places and things in Alpharetta and Milton, Georgia. W...