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INSIDE Letter from Our Mayor, p6 Welcome Home to Milton, p8 Quick Reference, p10 Where am I? p14 Low Maintenance Decks, p12 Looking Back on Summer, p16 Canine Assistants, p17 Milton Garden Club, p18 Most Popular Questions, p20 Back-to-School Anxiety, p22 Milton Area Churches, p23 Map of Milton, p24 – 25 New Milton Library, p26 Get and Stay Connected, p28 Irish Pub of the Year, p30 4


Ultimate Golf Swing, p32 First Responders Golf Tourney, p33 Milton’s Golf Courses, p33 Restaurant Guide, p34 Bell Memorial Park, p38 Providence Park, p39 Wilbur & Rudy’s Farmtable, p40 Parks & Recreation, p42 City Parks/Facilities, p43 Crabapple Fest, p45 Crabapple Form Based Code, p46 New City Hall, p47 Milton People, p48 Transitional Style, p49 Milton Schools, p50

Microbiome Info, p52 Great Vacation Photos, p55 Chukkar Farm, p56 Quick Tax Guide, p58 Home Sales in 30004, p60 Milton Business Directory, p62 Milton City Council, p66 -68 Improve Your Tennis Game, p69 Volunteer Organizations, p70 Advertiser Index, p74 Recycling Resources, p75 Milton Business Alliance, p76 Calendar, p77

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From Our Mayor IF YOU’VE JUST MOVE HERE, or have called Milton home for some time, I’m glad you’re my neighbor. Community and friendship are what life is all about, and I’m excited you’ve chosen to make Milton part of yours.

Joe Lockwood Mayor

As I’m sure you know, Milton is a beautiful place with wonderful schools, top-notch shopping and plenty of great folks.

We pride ourselves on our community spirit, and if you haven’t made it out to one of our movies in the park, Farmers’ Market and Food Trucks, Crabapple Fest, Earth Day Festival, Christmas in Crabapple or the Tree Lighting, you’re really missing out. Won’t you join us? Information on all these events, plus much more, is available at the city’s web site, While you’re there, make sure to check out all that we offer on our site. We’ve got opportunities to volunteer, links to our photo galleries and social media platforms, virtually every form or permit you could need, and links for our great local businesses. Well, I don’t want to take up too much of your time – use it instead to explore this great city. And if you would ever like to stop by City Hall and chat, please do, you’re always welcome.

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LOCAL LIFE PUBLISHING, LLC 980 Birmingham Road, Milton, Georgia 30004 • 404-606-0797 CITY OF MILTON Director of Innovation & Engagement Jason Wright PRESIDENT Chris Smith VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLISHER Regina Gulick ADVERTISING MANAGERS Lisa Pepper, Dalton Pepper Kim Harvey CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Claire Murphy, Susan Wright, Susan Barkley COLUMNISTS Bill Barkley, Jennifer Ferrell, Amy Pazahanick, Eileen Wrobleski ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Sarah Mabal PHOTOGRAPHER Ashley Blencoe, COPY EDITOR Claire Murphy INTERN Ashley Ferrall Milton Magazine and Newcomer’s Guide is published on behalf of the City of Milton quarterly by Local Life Publishing, LLC. The opinions expressed by writers and advertisers are not necessarily those of the publishers or the City of Milton. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without prior consent of the publisher. Sharing articles on social media from our digital publication is permitted and encouraged. Digital subscriptions are complimentary. Visit for details and be sure to “like” us: Cover photo by Chelsea Kornse, Julie Holmes,, is an Athens-based guitarist and singer who recently entertained customers at Wilbur & Rudy’s Farmtable summer music series in Milton. Her bluesy voice and instrumental skill lend a soulful, emotional feel to her performances.

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WELCOME HOME to the City of Milton

Whether you’ve moved from out of state or just across town, we’re glad to have you and hope that you’ll take part in everything this young city has built over the past nine years.

Since you might be new to the area, how about some history? You might not know that Milton is one of the youngest cities in north Fulton County. The push for Milton began in 2005 when State Rep. Jan Jones introduced the bill to create the city from what was previously unincorporated Fulton County. It passed both the state House and Senate in March 2006. On July 18, 2006, 85 percent of voters approved the City of Milton referendum. The city incorporated on Dec. 1, 2006 and has been going strong ever since. It joined Sandy Springs (2005) and Johns Creek (also in 2006) in the push for cityhood from unincorporated Fulton County. Named after Revolutionary War Hero John Milton, the City of Milton is a part of Fulton County with municipal and County Commission representation. The city’s first general 8

election for mayor and city council was held on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006. There have since been three more. To review the full city charter (which establishes the city’s powers and purpose), visit the city’s website, Population and Size Milton has a population of about 34,000 and covers 23,000 acres. It is bordered by Cherokee County to the north and west; Forsyth County to the east; Roswell city limits to the southwest (a little west of Arnold Mill Road); Alpharetta city limits to the south (roughly, Mayfield Road to Cogburn Road to Windward Parkway). Your government: Milton employs more than 140 people. The bulk of staffing is in public safety: 35 police and 55 fire fighters.





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The annual budget for fiscal year 2016 is roughly $26 million. Fiscal years stretch from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. The budget is publicly advertised, discussed and voted upon each year beginning in August, then published online at the city’s web site. There are also mid-year revisions during the summer to correct the course if there happen to be any deficits. Milton has a mayor and six-member City Council: Mayor Joe Lockwood Mayor Pro Tem Karen Thurman, District 1, Post 1 Burt Hewitt, District 1, Post 2 Bill Lusk, District 2, Post 1 Matt Kunz, District 2, Post 2 Joe Longoria, District 3, Post 1 Rick Mohrig, District 3, Post 2 The city is spilt into 12 different departments: City Clerk (Sudie Gordon) City Manager (Chris Lagerbloom) Community Development (Kathleen Field, Director) Economic Development (Sarah LaDart, Manager) Finance (Stacey Inglis, Director) Fire (Robert Edgar, Chief ) Human Resources (Sam Trager, Director) Innovation and Engagement (Jason Wright, Director) Municipal Court (Brooke Lappin, Clerk)

Parks and Recreation (Jim Cregge, Director) Police (Steven Krokoff, Chief ) Public Works (Carter Lucas, Director) Milton is also served by 10 volunteer boards and committees: • Better Together • Board of Zoning Appeals (appointed) • Construction Board of Adjustments & Appeals (appointed) • Design Review Board (appointed) • Disability Awareness Committee • Historic Preservation Commission (appointed) • Milton Grows Green • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (appointed) • Planning Commission (appointed) • Public Building and Facilities Authority (self-appointed) For those wishing to serve in public office, you must declare your intent to run during the election cycle at the City Clerk’s Office. As the election draws near, the necessary forms will become available.If you wish to formally volunteer with a city-sponsored board or committee, please contact your city council member as they appoint members. For informal volunteer opportunities please visit the city’s web site, 9

What does Milton provide? As a taxpayer in the City of Milton, you receive: •

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Police and fire protection, due to local agreements to strengthen response times, Alpharetta, Roswell and Forsyth County police and fire might also respond. Representation from an elected official who lives within your district of the city. Road maintenance on all locally owned roads. The state handles maintenance on three roads in Milton – Ga. 140 (Arnold Mill Road), Ga. 9 (Cumming Highway) and Ga. 372 (Birmingham Highway). Court for offenders over 17 charged with traffic violations and misdemeanors. All felonies and juvenile cases are heard at Fulton County Court in downtown Atlanta. Parks and Recreation programs and activities. Consultation and time with city employees on city-related issues you may be having.

The City of Milton has an open-door policy for all taxpayers. Just stop by City Hall sometime and ask for a tour. A city staffer will show you around and introduce you to your local government. We will listen to every resident’s concerns and do our best to remedy the situation.



GOVERNMENT OFFICES 13000 Deerfield Parkway Ste 107 Milton, GA 30004 678-242-2500 • Police Headquarters 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107F 678-242-2570 (administration) 678-297-6300 Option 1 (non-emergency) POST OFFICE 2400 Old Milton Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-442-3893; FULTON COUNTY SERVICES Fulton County Public Works Department 141 Pryor St. SW, Suite 6001 Atlanta, GA 30303 404-612-7400, Fulton County Water and Sewer billing 141 Pryor St. SW, 7th Floor Atlanta, 404-612-6830 Fulton County Animal Control Services 860 Marietta Blvd. NW Atlanta, 404-613-0358 Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections 130 Peachtree Street Suite 2186 Atlanta, 404-612-7020, UTILITIES ELECTRICITY/POWER Georgia Power • 888-660-5890 • Sawnee EMC • 770-887-2363 • PHONE/INTERNET/CABLE Comcast • 1-800-934-6489 • MCI • 1-888-624-5622 • NATURAL GAS Atlanta Gas Light • 770-994-1946 • LOCAL MEDIA Atlanta Journal Constitution • 6455 Best Friend Road Norcross, GA 30071 • 404-526-5151 • Milton Herald • • North Main St. Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-442-3278 Milton Neighbor • 10930 Crabapple Rd., Roswell, GA 30075 • 770-993-7400 • • 678-451-8995 • Milton Magazine • 980 Birmingham Rd., Milton • 404-6060797;


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Making Sense of Boundaries: Milton/Alpharetta/Roswell Am I in Alpharetta, Roswell or Milton? You might see on a number of maps and databases that Milton addresses are listed as Alpharetta or Roswell, two cities with which Milton shares a border. Additionally, many real estate agencies also use Alpharetta or Roswell in listings regardless of actual location because of their attractiveness when it comes to schools, public safety and amenities – areas in which Milton also excels. So why is this? For years what is now Milton was considered unincorporated Alpharetta or Roswell (meaning residents paid all taxes to Fulton County, but had an Alpharetta or Roswell address and no local representation in either government). This has led to some interesting situations, like the fact that Alpharetta’s North Park and Crabapple Government Center are actually fully within Milton’s borders (due to the belief during their construction and purchase that one day Alpharetta would annex what is now Milton). Even more confusing, what was once Milton High School – now Milton Center – is in Alpharetta, as is Old Milton Parkway. The “new” Milton High School, fittingly enough, is in Milton on Birmingham Highway. It is because of this shared history that you’ll often hear Milton residents say they are from Alpharetta or Roswell. It will simply take time to get everyone on the same page. Luckily, 14

this situation is getting better every day. Early in the city’s life the United States Post Office began recognizing Milton addresses in the 30004 zip code. Slowly Internet databases began picking up on this change, and soon folks around these parts will, too. And one more thing you’ve surely noticed. The borders of Alpharetta, Roswell and Milton can seem arbitrary, due in large part to annexation choices among residents in 2006 and 2007. For example, in Crabapple – a decades-old crossroads and site for Milton’s future City Hall – you can go from Milton, to Alpharetta, to Roswell on the same road. On the side of the city that borders Forsyth County, whether you are in Milton or Forsyth County literally depends on which side of the road you happen to be. What is Milton County? As you meet your neighbors, you might also hear about efforts for a Milton County, of which the City of Milton would be a part. This proposed new county (essentially everything north of Sandy Springs in Fulton County) has a lot of obstacles to overcome in the state legislature. No one knows if it will happen, let alone when. Regardless, with the hectic lives of residents these days, you’ll probably hear someone say they live in Milton County. They do not. If you live in Milton, you live in Fulton County and receive Fulton County services in return for your tax money, including city and county elections, schools and animal control.

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MISSION STATEMENT The City of Milton will provide opportunity and value in a responsive and responsible environment through active partnerships with the community and its stakeholders.

VISION STATEMENT Milton is a distinctive community embracing small-town life and heritage while preserving and enhancing our rural character.

QUALITY OF LIFE The Atlanta Business Chronicle, 2011, recognized the City of Milton as having the highest quality of life in the state of Georgia and ninth-highest quality of life in the southern United States, according to an "On Numbers" survey.


What were we doing all summer?

MILTON FARMERS MARKET • FLICKS, FOOD TRUCKS MILTON FARMERS MARKET * It all began Saturday, May 23, at Broadwell Pavilion in the heart of Crabapple and continued weekly up through the beginning of August. The Market brought to Milton delicious and fresh local produce, baked goods, honey, specialty gifts and crafts, and much more - complete with a sumptuous assortment of food trucks and nightly entertainment. FAMILY, FUN, FLICKS & FOOD TRUCKS What’s better on a summer evening than a movie under the stars complete with dinner from a gourmet food truck? Nothing! This Summer presented: • June 6: Ghostbusters at Friendship Park • July 11: The Goonies on Milton High’s lawn • Aug. 1: Grease on the Milton High School lawn with B98.5 Summer Series. Free to the public - We brought our blankets and chairs, kicked back and had a great time! 16

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By Susan Barkley

CANINE ASSISTANTS HAD a graduation on Thursday, April 30th 2015 of twelve recipients and their dogs. The venue was packed, and the room was buzzing with excitement. The recipients were getting their companion, their helper, their friend! Canine Assistants is a local non-profit which trains and provides service dogs to enrich and improve the lives of

The graduation included a slide show and a presentation of certificate. Jennifer Arnold, the founder, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis as a teenager. As she was in a wheelchair, she felt alone and hopeless. Her father, a physician, called the program in California which provides dogs to people with disabilities. But, there was a long waiting list. He thought they should open their own. Ten years later, in 1991, Canine Assistants opened its door for the first time. They have placed 1,500 dogs, primarily Golden retrievers, Labrador retrievers and mixes. Each dog costs $20,000 dollars, but Canine Assistants does not charge anything for the dogs.

There are service dogs, seizure response dogs, and companion dogs. Service animals assist kids and adults with physical disabilities. The dogs eliminate the feeling of isolation and sadness. For certain recipients, a seizure response dog is a godsend. “When you have to check your blood sugar every 30 minutes to assess your likelihood of having a seizure, it’s comforting to have a dog that KNOWS this,” says one Milton resident. Most of the dogs are bred on the property in Milton/Alpharetta; and the training starts immediately. The nursery volunteers are there at 8 am, 2 pm and 6 pm, to clean up, weigh the dogs to make sure they are gaining weight when they’re young. Trainers Kevin and Emily get the tough work going, and the volunteers reinforce that behavior. The dogs learn a variety of cues, including opening and closing doors, picking up dropped items, turning on and off lights as well as recognizing a scent. Everyone involved with Canine Assistance seem to benefit from this involvement, especially the volunteers. “I know where the dogs are going. I volunteer for the cancer society, where I don’t get to readily see the results of my efforts,” said Janet Sights, “And it’s nice to see where our work is going.” 17

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MILTON HAS A GARDEN CLUB? “I had no idea!” That’s usually the first comment we get from friends and neighbors in the Milton area when we speak to them about our group. The Milton Garden Club was founded in March 2007 when Sharon Murphy, a local Milton resident, invited a group of avid gardeners together to ‘dish the dirt’ and lay out the ground rules for the club. Since that time, we have grown to over 200 users on our Meetup website, about 100 users on our Facebook page and have held more than 80 meetings, field trips and social gatherings to gain gardening know-how from our guest speakers and other club members. The club is fairly unique in that it’s made up of young and old, male and female and beginners in their first homes all the way up to master gardeners with a wealth of knowledge. For this reason, it’s difficult to appeal to everyone so we try to vary the topics and guest speakers in order to ensure that there’s something of interest for everyone. We also alternate our monthly meetings from daytime one month to evening the next. This enables people who are working outside the home or those with young children to participate when they have time to do so. At any given event, we might have 20-30 attendees and if it’s an evening


By Carol Wahl, Communications Director Milton Garden Club

meeting, our members bring along appetizers, desserts and even wine to share. We’re a very social bunch of garden enthusiasts! Our club president, Kim Kershaw, has held the position for the past 5 years and if you ask Kim what motivates her to stay on in the role, she will tell you that she joined the club because of her love of gardening but she stays in the club because of all the great friends she has made along the way. “I wouldn’t continue as President without the support of my executive group, made up of Faye Troka, Secretary, Barbara Sumrell, Treasurer and Carol Wahl, Communications,” said Kim. Faye gets very involved in finding guest speakers for the meetings. “At times it’s stressful and difficult to come up with new topics and find appropriate guest speakers who will appeal to gardeners of all levels”, said Troka. “When you correspond with the speakers by phone or email, you never know how their presentations are going to turn out until they are finished and it’s too late. It’s so rewarding to get positive feedback from our members when the speaker is knowledgeable and engages the group in a lively discussion.” Visit or find us on Facebook with a quick search! We look forward to meeting you!





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Answers to the Most Common Questions asked by Milton Newcomers What is the phone number for the city? You may call 678-242-2500 to speak with a representative of Milton’s government. From there the receptionist will direct you to the correct department to answer your inquiry. Who provides police and fire services? The City of Milton established its own police and fire services in 2007, its first full year of cityhood. Who do I call in an emergency situation? Always call 911 in an emergency situation. If within the cities of Milton or Alpharetta, your call will be routed to C3, the shared dispatch hub for both cities located in Alpharetta Police Headquarters on Old Milton Parkway. Milton’s police and fire departments will then respond if needed. Alpharetta units may also respond based on who is closer. Where are the Milton police headquarters? Milton’s police headquarters are in City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107 F. You may visit from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. How do I know if my property is within the city limits 20

of Milton? If you are unsure if your property is within the city limits, call 678-242-2500 and ask for the tax department. A representative will search the city’s database for the tax ID number. There are also many maps detailing Milton boundaries available in the “Maps” section of the city’s website. If my property is in Milton, do I still pay property taxes to Fulton County? Yes, all property owners in Milton also pay property taxes to Fulton County (includes taxes to Fulton County School System and State of Georgia). These property tax bills will continue to come from the Fulton County Tax Commissioner’s Office. The City of Milton sends out city tax bills separately. Do I use Milton as my mailing address? Yes. Nearly all of Milton is located within the 30004 area code, meaning postal workers will know to deliver the mail to the correct address. In addition, the city is added to more popular mapping sites and database networks every day, meaning more accurate representation for city residents.

Where is the closest post office? The closest Post Office is located in Alpharetta at 2400 Old Milton Parkway. The phone number is 770-4423893. The city’s government does not have authority to establish a Post Office for Milton – the decision is left to the United States Postal Service and is based on their service strategies. Who do I call to report trash, signage or noise issues? You may report a code violation to the City of Milton Community Development Department or a problem to the Public Works Department by calling 678-2422500. There are also forms you may use online at the city’s web site. Does the city offer garbage collection services? No. A number of private vendors registered with the city provide garbage collection. A list may be found at the city’s web site. Can I burn yard waste? The Georgia Burn Ban runs from May 1 through Sept. 30. No outdoor burning is permitted during this time. From Oct. 1 through April 30, outdoor burning of small piles of residential debris may be allowed depending on the fire danger rating for the day. That rating is dependent on factors such as the wind and humidity levels for the day. You can call the Milton Fire Department at 678-242-2570 during regular business hours to check if safe burning is permitted on any day outside of the Burn Ban. Please note that all fires must be out at dark. Can I water whenever I want? The Georgia Water Stewardship Act went into effect statewide on June 2, 2010. It allows daily outdoor watering for purposes of planting, growing, managing, or maintaining ground cover, trees, shrubs, or other plants only between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. Outdoor water use for any purposes other than watering of plants, such as power washing or washing cars, is still restricted to the current odd/even watering schedule. Odd-numbered addresses can water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Even-numbered and unnumbered addresses are allowed to wa-ter on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. How do I hook up my utilities? Water and sewer service is handled by Fulton County, unless you have a septic tank (generally in use for lots one acre and over), in which case you will simply need

water and should schedule septic maintenance on your own. Water and sewer billing: 404-730-6830 The following vendors operate in the City of Milton: Power: Georgia Power 1-888-660-5890; Cobb EMC 770-429-2100; Sawnee EMC 770-887-2363 Phone/Internet/Cable: Comcast 1-800-934-6489; AT&T 1-800-225-5288; MCI 1-888-624-5622 Gas: Atlanta Gas Light 770-994-1946 Who do I contact for a sanitary sewer emergency? If the problem is on private property, contact a reputable plumbing company. If you suspect that the problem is in the main line, contact the Fulton County Public Works Department at 404-612-7400. Where is the local recycling center? The Roswell Recycling Center is located at 11570 Maxwell Road on the border of Roswell and Alpharetta. The phone number is 770-442-8822. For a full list of information regarding recycling prepared by the Milton Grows Green Committee, visit the city’s website. Who do I call for animal control services? Call Fulton County Animal Services at 404-613-0358. Milton contracts with Fulton County Animal Services to deliver animal control services to the city. Where do I register to vote? To find out where you register to vote, please call the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections at 404-612-7020. How do I get info for media requests? All government and City Council-related media and interview requests are handled by Communications Manager Angela Thompson. She is available at 678242-2530 and Capt. Shawn McCarty is the Public information Officer of the Police Department. He is available for police-related inquiries. He is available at 678-2422570 or email Deputy Fire Chief Mark Stephens is the Public information Officer of the Fire Department and available for fire department-related inquiries. He is also available at 678-242-2570 or email mark.stephens@



ANXIETY? By Kim Kirkup, MA, NCC, LPC


HOW DO I HELP MY CHILD WITH BACK TO SCHOOL ANXIETY? Backpack, school supplies, new clothes purchased. It’s been a long summer - you can’t wait for your child to get onto the school bus, so you can relax, and re-establish a routine; a peaceful cup of coffee beckons…then it begins “Mom, I have a stomach ache- I can’t go to school!”. You try reassurance - “It will be okay, I promise – Will is in your class, your new teacher’s nice!” He tears up, and the bus is waiting. You resort to firmness. “Get on the bus! Everyone is waiting!” She leaves, and you feel awful. 1 in 8 children suffer from anxiety. Kids miss school, social activities and sleep due to worried thoughts. Parents suffer from frustration and helplessness when they witness their child suffering. If only dispelling anxiety was as easy as reassurance or firmness. Your child wants to listen to you, but their brain has been hijacked. They are in the flight/fight mode, the more primitive,


emotional part that helped our ancestors survive. The logical, prefrontal cortex has checked out, which makes it very hard for your child to think clearly. How do you help? Teach your child to slow down when they feel anxious, and take some deep breaths, in through their nose, and out through their mouth, while imagining they are blowing bubbles. Empathize – let them know you understand how they feel. When they are calm, help them to focus on “what is” instead of “what if?” This means doing a reality check on those negative thoughts, and putting them in perspective. Stay calm, don’t let your own anxiety effect your child. Remind your child that everyone has anxiety, it doesn’t mean there is something wrong, thoughts are just thoughts, and are not always true. Just as a fire alarm can go off when there is no fire, our ‘worry alarm” can do the same thing. Teach them to identify their negative thoughts, and, like a detective, examine the evidence. Personifying and drawing the “worry monster” can also help – the child can then learn to “talk back” to the bullying character.

Don’t let your children avoid everything that causes them anxiety. This will end up narrowing their experiences and impacting their self-esteem. The only way to deal with fear is to face it, gradually, after coping skills are in place. When the ‘worry bully” has been conquered one time, the child can then remind himself, “Even though I was really nervous, I handled it and had fun!”. Most children suffer from anxiety at some point, however, if anxiety is seriously affecting social or educational functioning, eating or sleep, it’s time to seek psychotherapeutic help. Kim Kirkup is the owner of The Milton Therapist, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and has provided psychotherapy in the area for over 12 years. Kim specializes in child, adolescent, and individual therapy, and provides marriage counseling, and court-ordered drug and alcohol evaluations. kandkcounseling@ 404 805 0095 miltontherapist. com.

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MILTON AREA CHURCHES & HOUSES OF WORSHIP Alpharetta Church of God • Alpharetta First United Methodist • Alpharetta Presbyterian Church • Atlanta Chinese Christian Church North • Bethany Baptist Church • Big Creek Church • Birmingham United Methodist • Bridgeway Baptist Church • Calvary Chapel • Chabad Of North Fulton • Child Evangelism Fellowship • Christ The Shepherd Lutheran Church LCMS • Clear Springs Baptist Church • Community Of Christ • Congregation Gesher L'Torah Countyline Baptist Church • Crabapple First Baptist Church • Elam Ministries • Faith Life Ministries f • First Baptist Church of Alpharetta • Grace North Atlanta • Habakkuk Chrn Min • Hanuman Mandir • Hopewell Baptist Church •

Inner Quest • Islamic Center Of North Fulton • Kingdom Ambassadors Intrn’l Ctr • Living Truth Church • Messiah Lutheran Church • Methodist Hour International • Midway Comm. Church • Midway United Methodist Church • Morning Star Chapel • New Millennium Church • North Gate Church Of Atlanta • North Point Community Church • Olive Branch Tabernacle Of Faith • Prince Of Peace Lutheran • Restoration Church of God • Saehan English Ministry • Spirit Of God Christian Church • St Aidan's Episcopal Church • St James United Methodist Church • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church • Stonecreek Church • Union Hill Church • Vision Baptist Church • 23

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Grand-opening of New Milton Library


designed as four distinct building forms inspired by the Milton area’s equestrian and agrarian vernacular. The larger reading and community room wings use sloped, gabled roofs, awnings, clerestory windows and porches. The generous use of glass allows for views out to the community green and historic oak while allowing views in from the street. The third building form is the low-height connector between the community and reading room wings that includes patron and building support. The fourth component is the entrance ‘silo’ and lobby which, with its higher roof line, helps orient patrons through a unique landmark as the building entrance. The interior layout was designed to maximize useable area and ease of use for patrons while providing constant visual connection to the outdoors. Library Meeting Room The Milton Library Meeting Room seats 110 people. This


space is available for community meetings. See Meeting Room Policies & Guidelines for details on reserving meeting facilities at the Milton Library or any other AFPLS meeting space.

HOURS Monday: 10 - 6 Tuesday - Wednesday: 10 - 8 Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10 - 6 Sunday: 2 - 6 855 Mayfield Road Milton, GA 30009 404.613.4402


Get and Stay Connected HOW CAN I KEEP UP WITH CITY NEWS? The City of Milton sends out regular press releases and a monthly newsletter, the Milton E-News Roundup. It also maintains a Facebook page, Twitter feed, YouTube channel and flickr photo archive. To see these pages, or sign up for the newsletter, visit the city’s web site, How can I find out about upcoming events in the City of Milton? The city’s web site has a full calendar that lists all city-sponsored meetings. Also, upcoming events are always featured in the Milton E-news Roundup. How do I get events listed on the city calendar? At this time, the city calendar is available for city business only. Schools and other non-profit groups holding special events within the City of Milton can request placement in the monthly newsletter, the Milton E-news Roundup, by contacting Director of Innovation & Engagement, Jason Wright at 678-242-2523. The request must be approved by the Communications Manager. What’s on the web site? • A full list of staff, volunteers and elected officials • Informational videos about Milton • E-mail and newsletter sign up • Full calendar of events • Milton’s laws • List of garbage haulers • Yearly budget • A volunteer list of Milton businesses • Maps of the city and City Hall • Watering and burning rules • Forms to volunteer, take CPR classes, report problems, request public records and much more




MILTON’S VERY OWN Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub has become the first American pub to win the Irish Pubs Global Federation's "Irish Pub of the Year." “We are very excited to share the news that Olde Blind Dog has been chosen ‘Irish Pub of the Year’ by the Irish Pubs Global Federation of Dublin, Ireland,” said Ron Wallace, owner of Olde Blind Dog.” This is an international award, with over 6500 member pubs represented worldwide and sponsored by Guinness. The ceremony was held on Friday, Feb. 27, in Dublin, Ireland. Olde Blind Dog is the first pub in the U.S. to win this coveted award. As you can see, it is a very significant award and accomplishment for their restaurants, their team and their patrons. He added, “We are thrilled and


humbled by this honor.” Criteria for the award includes authenticity, ambience, and effective use of social media, market position, online customer ratings and warmth of staff. Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub has a location in Milton at 12650 Crabapple Road and in Brookhaven at 705 Town Boulevard. “When we opened the first Olde Blind Dog pub in Milton in 2009, authenticity was one of our top goals," said Wallace. "We wanted to create an environment that was warm, friendly and authentic to the Irish pub experience. When you walk in the door of either of our locations, the atmosphere feels like it's been there for many years. We accomplished this by importing from Europe many of the elements used in the design of the pub." Olde Blind Dog was named after Wallace's dog, Peaches, an American bulldog that was blind in one eye.

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Manor Golf & Country Club Milton, Georgia courtesy: Clubcorp

By Bill Barkley, Lifetime PGA--Master Professional with a Specialty in Teaching



SWING is not guided by a ‘conscious’ effort, but by a more ‘subconscious’ activity, like walking. Once a judgment is made concerning club selection and what type of shot the situation requires, an advanced golfer begins with a purposeful pre-swing routine, then executes the shot with little thought about mechanics during the actual swing. Over time, a golfer simply reacts to visualization, executing shots automatically, like a third baseman fielding a ground ball.


1. Address the ball with the ball opposite the left heel. 2. Bend at the waist, creating a 45 degree spine angle. The spine angle should remain constant throughout the swing. 3. The right foot should be wedged inward and there should be no lateral movement in the right knee during the backswing. 4. Rotate the waist clockwise, a one piece movement with the left arm extended.

There are several ways to swing a golf club, though I believe that the ultimate golf swing has an inside out path with a counter-clockwise spin on the ball, similar to the way a bowler rolls the ball to the right with a counter-clockwise spin into the side of the head pin.

5. At the peak of the backswing, rotate the left wrist counter-clockwise, shift weight into the left heel, swing the hips forward to the right, and let the arms and hands fall freely on the inside-out path. The ball will spin counter-clockwise from right to left.

The following describes the execution of the ultimate golf swing:

An inside out path during the downswing is desirable because the path is

longer, allowing one to create more club head speed, and spinning a ball from right to left provides a bigger area to spin the ball into, or most of the entire width of the fairway. For example, a straight path down the middle would only allow half the fairway if the ball was spinning right or left. Developing the details requires many hours of concentrated practice to perform the pattern subconsciously and with timing and rhythm. The term rhythm means that the movement occurs sequentially and simultaneously, like a series of spinning concentric circles with a common forward moving axis. The part which spins in the greatest radius, the club head, is the last to catch up. The term rhythm means that the total movement of a swing is smooth, not jerky, and contains a constant, relentless beat, like the tick- tock beat of a clock.


The 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.” Alpharetta Athletic Club East 3430 Highway 9 N, 30004 www. Alpharetta Athletic Club’s East 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.


LOVE TO GOLF FOR a great cause? Join the Milton First Responders Foundation for the 2015 Milton First Responders Golf Invitational Monday, Aug. 31. The fundraiser will be held at 9 a.m. at The Manor Golf and Country Club. Proceeds will go to the Milton First Responders Foundation to provide critical resources to those who make the City of Milton a safe place to live, work and visit. The Milton First Responders Foundation is dedicated to providing support any time a first responder faces a hardship, including: -Financial support for first responder employees injured or killed in the line of duty or enduring a family hardship. -Recognizing Milton firefighter and police officer heroes who demonstrate exceptional skill, expertise, innovation, bravery and commitment to keeping Milton safe. -Purchasing supplementary or unbudgeted equipment and training materials to keep Milton's first responders performing at the highest level of productivity and preparedness. We are excited to announce that Scott Sedgwick, of Sedgwick Gallery will be conducting a LIVE Art Auction at the end of our upcoming Golf Tournament on August 31! He will have a variety of golf, sports and art pieces in a variety of price points... something for everyone!

The Trophy Club of Atlanta 15135 Hopewell Rd., 30004 www. 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. Alpharetta Athletic Club-West 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 www.echelonliving. com 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 www. 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 and Country Club 15951 Manor Club Dr., 30004 www. 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. 33





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Authentic Neapolitan Pizza and Italian Menu 850oF Barpizza Home Cooking Away From Home Bar Manager Danny Shearer I was born and raised in Pittsburg. I moved to the Atlanta area in 1982 where I have been a bar professional for 30 years. Over that period I have continuously strived to increase my knowledge of wines, spirits, beers and mixology. But my passion as you will see as you walk through the door of 850 F is Bourbon. At 850 F we have a large and diverse Bourbon Collection and my goal is to have the most diverse and unique Bourbon Collection in the Atlanta area.

Chef Stefano Rea I was born in a small town in Naples called Villa Ricca to Mari and Augusta. At the age of nine, our family moved to the suburbs of Rome where my parents opened Castle Forte Trattoria. I worked at Castle Forte until I was drafted to the Italian Royal Navy. When I returned, I realized food was in my future so I worked alongside my parents. Papa had a wood-burning oven shipped from our home in Naples. Infatuated with this concept, I studied making Neapolitan Pizza. Moving back to Naples, I worked in some of the best pizzerias in the world. Eventually, I decided to move to this beautiful country, fulfilling my own “American Dream.”

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WE ARE SO EXCITED! Bell Memorial Park Reopening in September


BELL MEMORIAL PARK is located at 15245 Bell Park Road in Milton and is on schedule set to re-open in September 2015. In addition to the multipurpose sports fields, there will be four baseball diamonds and a concession stand. The $9.4 million expansion of Bell Memorial from a 12-acre park with four baseball fields to a nearly 30-acre multi-use facility with both passive and active recreation options is now underway.


The new park design will have four dedicated diamond (baseball/softball) fields with centerfield dimensions of 180, 200, 200 and 280 feet. There will also be two rectangular fields lined for football, lacrosse and baseball. The second field can also be set up as a 200-foot, fifth diamond field. Programming between spring, summer and fall will vary the configuration of four diamonds and two rectangular fields versus five diamonds and one rectangular field. Milton paid $1.287 million for the

land from the city’s parks acquisition budget after a unanimous City Council vote in September of 2013. City Council later approved Foresite Group’s bid of $54,000 for Bell Memorial Park master plan design and construction services. In July, City Council awarded Astra Group, Inc. the $9.481 million contract to build the park. For more information on the Bell expansion project, contact Parks and Recreation Director Jim Cregge at 678-242-2489 or


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PROVIDENCE PARK T THE CITY OF MILTON purchased Providence Park this summer for $4,200 from the Fulton County Board of Commissioners in June 2015. The Park is currently closed, but hiking trails are scheduled to open to the public this Fall!

Thanks to the great assistance of Fulton County Commissioners Bob Ellis and Liz Hausmann, Fulton County Chairman John Eaves and the entire Fulton County Board of Commissioners, Providence Park will be invaluable as part of Milton's ever-expanding stable of parks, greenspace and event facilities. The park, closed since 2004, was owned by Fulton County since before the city's formation in December 2006. The 42-acre site, located at 13440 Providence Park Drive, includes a lodge, hiking trails, a rock-climbing cliff and a lake. Crews have cleaned it

for the last 11 years after testing turned up contaminants in the ground water and soils.

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division now deems the clean-up complete, and Milton is more than happy to take possession of the passive-use park and return it to use for residents, said Mayor Joe Lockwood. "We're really very excited the City of Milton and Fulton County could come to terms everyone found agreeable for this beautiful park," he said. "We look forward to using its rugged terrain and natural beauty for a host of events and programs as soon as this fall." Jim Cregge, the city's parks and recreation director, said Milton has long contemplated the work needed to bring Providence Park back to a functional state. Staff is already working on renovation plans to ensure residents

can enjoy Providence Park in the near future. "The City of Milton has been underserved from a park standpoint and the addition of Providence Park will be a welcomed asset," said Fulton County Commissioner Bob Ellis, an integral part of the park officially becoming a part of Milton. "The citizens of Milton will be pleased that there is a resolution to this issue after so many years." Located at 12440 Providence Park Drive, take Mayfield Road to Providence Road. Approximately 1 mile to Providence Park Drive on right. Previous Facilities Included: • Park Center Building • Pavilion • Hiking Trails • Lake • Creeks/Wetlands • Rappelling and Rock Climbing Areas 39


By Susan Barkley

NEW TO MILTON: Wilbur & Rudy’s Farmtable


Organic Coffee Cafe and Unique Food Market

WILBUR & RUDY’S Farmtable (Wilbur and Rudy’s) is an organic coffee cafe and unique food market, but it is so much more. Wilbur and Rudy’s was officially opened May 16th of this year, and is located at 850 Hickory Flat Road in Milton on the corner of the historical “Birmingham Crossroads” in the old Buice’s General Store. The building was completely renovated from top to bottom and the finished product is really breathtaking. The way the store is decorated and the fact this building was built in the 1930’s really makes you feel like you are stepping back in time. Wilbur & Rudy’s was named after the owners two children, currently 4 and 2 years old. The concept grew from a humble farmer’s market idea into an irreplaceable organic produce market,


unique gift market, and coffee house. Their goal is to make it easy for families to come and get all their organic, local, and general grocery needs; breakfast, lunch and dinner. But that’s not all! Wilbur and Rudy’s provides entertainment too! For example, every Tuesday from 10-11, there is a Mom’s Morning Out where your kids can enjoy themselves while you relax or chat with other moms and there is no cost to anyone. Just come and enjoy! Every Saturday, from 10 am to 1 pm, there is a vendor showcase where a few select local vendors present their products and offer 10% off! In addition, there are live music nights, wine tastings, Saturday kids events, and much more.

their coffee daily in house and only buy the best organic coffees from around the world. But it’s not just about truly fresh coffee! “The best foods are the pastries, lunch sandwiches and homemade biscuit sandwiches, and all of the drinks are amazing, especially the Iced Matcha Green Tea”, says the Event Planner, Mary Gumbel. “It’s become all the rage to hang out here! We have so many regulars at the’s a place where everyone knows your name.” “When they are not working, employees hang out here, that is how much we love it and so we know everyone else will love it too,” says Mary. Visit their website at for upcoming events and more information.

Wilbur & Rudy’s is very passionate about their coffee. They hand roast



visit our website for a complete list of events MOTHERS MORNING OUT, Tuesdays, 10am - 11am, (Moms and Kids 10% off) FRIDAY NIGHTS, 8pm - 10pm, Live Music + More SATURDAY KIDS (ex: a visit from Farmer Sue-Art Barn)




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ALL COFFEE IS ORGANIC AND HAND-ROASTED DAILY IN-HOUSE! We have a unique selection of high quality, hand-made drinks to choose from. We promise you won’t leave disappointed.

ORGANIC COFFEE HOUSE (FULL MENU OF HOT & COLD DRINKS) ••• CAFE SERVING BREAKFAST AND LUNCH (SANDWICHES, SALADS, PASTRIES) 850 Hickory Flat Road, Milton (corner of Birmingham Hwy & Hickory Flat Rd.) 877-201-2601 • •






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City of Milton and City of Alpharetta Establish Regionalized Parks System

THANKS TO A PARTNERSHIP with the City of Alpharetta Parks and Recreation Department, on Dec. 1 2012 Milton and Alpharetta established a regionalized parks system for both cities and dissolved all non-resident fees at current and future city facilities. According to the terms of the agreement, the cities will annually negotiate a variable maintenance fee - for 2012, the fee is $325,000. For that price, Milton residents can use all the City of Alpharetta programs and facilities they know and love without incurring non-resident fees, which can add as much as 75 percent to the cost of participating. Alpharetta residents may also use any current and future Milton facilities without incurring extra costs. Milton’s cost in the agreement will decrease incrementally as the city brings forward additional facilities and programs utilized by Alpharetta residents.


Following is a list of frequently asked questions regarding registration for parks and recreation programs in Milton and Alpharetta. Please note: Milton’s established registration schedules will not change. I registered for an Alpharetta program online and it charged me fees. Can I get a refund? City of Milton residents who choose to register online for City of Alpharetta recreation programs during open registration will be charged non-resident fees by the online software system. However, these non-resident fees shall be refunded upon request. City of Milton residents must e-mail to request refund of non-resident fees paid during online registration. The refund will be issued to the customer’s credit card. Once the refund has been processed, Alpharetta’s Parks and Recreation Department

will e-mail a credit voucher to the customer. Can I register using priority registration? Priority registration for Alpharetta programs begin two weeks before open registration. Priority registration is for Milton and Alpharetta residents who participated in the same recreation program the previous year with the city offering the program. Milton residents must register in person during the two week period at Milton’s City Hall or online (for Milton programs) or any Alpharetta Recreation and Parks facility (for Alpharetta programs) during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday). Visit for registration sites. When can non-priority Milton

residents register? City of Milton residents who have not participated in a specific Alpharetta program may register one week before open registration. Milton residents may register in person at any Alpharetta Recreation and Parks facility during regular business hours, by fax, by mail, or by e-mailing a completed activity registration form available at to When is open registration? Open registration for Alpharetta programs is held two weeks after the start of priority registration. Registration methods available include online (for applicable programs), in person, by fax, by mail, or by e-mail. PARKS & RECREATION STAFF Jim Cregge Parks and Recreation Director, 678-242-2489

City Parks/Facilities Note: The Parks and Recreation Master Plan, adopted Nov. 5, 2012, includes plans for all Milton facilities. View the Executive Summary and/or the Full Plan at Bell Memorial Park • 15245 Bell Park Road The $9.4 million expansion of Bell Memorial from a 12-acre park with four baseball fields to a nearly 30-acre multi-use facility with both passive and active recreation options is now underway. The new park design will have four dedicated diamond (baseball/ softball) fields with centerfield dimensions of 180, 200, 200 and 280 feet. There will also be two rectangular fields lined for football, lacrosse and baseball. The second field can also be set up as a 200-foot, fifth diamond field. Bethwell Community Center • 2695 Hopewell Road The Bethwell Community Center houses City of Milton Parks and Recreation programs and activities and summer day camp. It is available for individual or group rentals. For more information, call 678-242-2489 or click here. Birmingham Park • 750 Hickory Flat Road This 200-acre site, located behind Fire Station No. 43 at 750 Hickory Flat Road, is currently undeveloped but open for passive use (hiking, dog walking, or horseback riding). This park’s master plan is complete and awaiting funding. Broadwell Pavilion • 12615 Broadwell Road The Broadwell Road Pavilion features a 40-foot by 52-foot open pavilion with a large stone fireplace, restrooms and storage facilities. The pavilion hosts the Milton Market (a weekly summer food trucks and farmer’s market), the Milton Hometown Jubilee, Christmas in Crabapple and various other special projects. Freedom Park • 13200 Deerfield Parkway Freedom Park is an exercise center for the runners, cyclists and walkers on Deerfield Parkway and hosts the city’s patriotic events. It features a .15 mile trail and equipment for sit-ups and body curls, a cardio walker, and rowing and elliptical machines. Friendship Community Park • 12785 Birmingham Highway The 1.81-acre park is a joint venture with the Fulton County School System. Located between Crabapple Crossing Elementary and Northwestern Middle School, it features a small picnic pavilion, walking path, half-court basketball and a play field. Please note: The Park is closed to the general public during active school hours, generally 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., on days school is in session.

For full information on all the City of Milton’s Parks and Recreation activities, including special events, recreation programs, sports by season and much more, check out the Online Parks and Recreation Activity Guide.

Thomas S. Byrd Sr. House • 15690 Hopewell Road The 2.5-acre site, which contains the nearly 4,000-square-foot, two-story home, dates back to at least the mid-1800s according to local historians. Senior Services North Fulton occupies the home during normal business hours thanks to a 2012 agreement. When not in use by seniors, Milton will utilize the space for city-sponsored events and pursue facility rentals for special occasions.


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will be taken after this date; however, they will only be added to advertisements scheduled after their approval. The City of Milton prefers not to exclude any business that wants to sponsor Crabapple Fest. As such, special consideration will be given for sponsors at each level with regard to placement of logos on all advertising and location of booth space at the event. No direct competitor will be placed near another for advertising or booth location. However, direct competitors may be accepted as sponsors. Vendor space is also available for 19th century American country furniture, primitive antiques, shabby chic items and unique pieces of art in all mediums - oils, photography, jewelry, textiles, pottery and quilts. To apply, visit the vendor portal hosted by festival partner Crabapple Community Association (CCA). For more information contact Courtney Spriggs, public outreach coordinator, at 678-242-2533 or by e-mail at 45


CRABAPPLE FORM BASED Code Find the entire document at http:// Updated.pdf The intent and purpose of this Code is to enable and support the implementation of the following policies with respect to the Crabapple community: a. That Crabapple is an important center for high-quality, mixed-use development in the City of Milton as established in the Crabapple Visioning Study and the City of Milton 2030 Comprehensive Plan. b. That within Crabapple, ordinary activities of daily life should occur within walking or bicycling distance of most dwellings. c. That interconnected networks of thoroughfares should be designed to disperse traffic and reduce the length of automobile trips.


CRABAPPLE FORM BASED CODE d. That a range of housing options should be provided to accommodate different needs in the community. e. That development should be concentrated in areas served by existing infrastructure and discouraged in areas lacking it. f. That development patterns should enable children to walk or bicycle to school.

reinforce safe environments, but not at the expense of accessibility. k. That architecture and landscape design should grow from the local climate, topography, history, and building practices. l. That civic buildings and public gathering places should be provided as locations that reinforce community identity and support self-governance.

g. That a range of open spaces including parks, squares, playgrounds, and preserved rural areas should be distributed throughout Crabapple.

m. That civic buildings should be distinctive and appropriate to a role more important than the other buildings that constitute the fabric of the area.

h. That buildings and landscaping should contribute to the physical definition of thoroughfares as civic places.

n. That the preservation and renewal of historic buildings should be facilitated.

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I often have clients deciding to move from a traditionally-styled look to a more “transitional” one. This trend is becoming more common as some wish to achieve an easy-living lifestyle, with less “stuff” filling up their homes. The question I get is, “How do I create a traditional look in my smaller home without sacrificing the cozy feeling?” Below are a few tips to inspire you and help you get the “look” you’re hoping to achieve, without it being necessary to change too many things. Mixing styles, finishes and fabrics makes a home warm, interesting and unique. Have some fun! What is transitional style? Transitional style is a marriage of traditional and contemporary furniture, finishes, materials and fabrics equating to a classic, timeless design. Furniture lines are simple, yet sophisticated, featuring either straight lines or rounded profiles. Fabric is as diverse as graphic patterns on overstuffed sofas and textured chenille on

sleek wood frames. Colors: The transitional palette is very neutral which evokes a clean, serene atmosphere. Start with a really light neutral wall color, and then add texture with fabrics and furniture pieces. I think a little color in some beautiful art or accessories are great for a little “pop,” but you should always begin with a neutral palette, as a sort of “blank canvas.” Furniture: Curves combine with straight lines. This flexible aspect of transitional style provides balance, which both men and women really can really appreciate. There is an overall modern-traditional feel and lots of comfort. The furniture is larger and very comfortable, but not at all over bearing. Fewer accessories ensures the focus of the room is on the simplicity and sophistication of the design. Accessories: Less is definitely more when it comes to accessorizing with a transitional style. Choose to display items that have meaning or are special to you. Beautiful greenery on a sofa table by

a window, close-up photographs with texture placed in simple frames, and groupings or collections (just not too much) are great. These kinds of groupings provide a contrast to the simplicity of the furniture. Fabrics: Neutral palettes provide the perfect backdrop for adding some texture. Chenille, corduroy, velvet, or a great pattern help add texture. These fabrics evoke comfort and luxury when placed with simple furniture pieces… This is the best way to provide curiosity and an interesting dynamic in a room. I always tell my clients,” Surround yourself with what you love.” Go for it! Alter your style a little. Try something new. You will be glad you did!

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Milton’s residents are served by the Fulton County School System. To see what school your child will attend based on your address, call the Student Placement Service for The Fulton County Board of Education at 404-763-6801.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Birmingham Falls Elementary • 14865 Birmingham Highway 770-667-2820, Principal: Windy A. Bottoms Cogburn Woods Elementary • 13080 Cogburn Road 770-667-2845, Principal: Bruce Fraser

HIGH SCHOOLS Milton High School • 13025 Birmingham Highway 770-740-7000, Principal: Brian Jones Cambridge High School • 2845 Bethany Bend 770-667-2883, Principal: Edward Spurka

Crabapple Crossing Elementary • 12775 Birmingham Highway 770-740-7055, Principal: Rachel Williams

PRIVATE SCHOOLS St. Francis High School • 13440 Cogburn Road 678-339-9989, Headmaster: Collette Staak

Summit Hill Elementary • 13855 Providence Road 770-667-2830, Principal: Nancy J. Murphy

Chandler Academy • 13580 Hopewell Road 770-346-0509, Headmaster: Jack Hudson

MIDDLE SCHOOLS Hopewell Middle School • 13060 Cogburn Road 678-297-3240, Principal: Michael LeMoyne

Mill Springs Academy • 13660 New Providence Road 770-360-1336, Headmaster: Robert W. Moore

Northwestern Middle School • 12805 Birmingham Highway 770-667-2870, Principal: Jasmine Kullar

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The microbiome turns genes on and off, depending on which microbes are present. Disease is said to be 10 percent genetic and 90 percent lifestyle, so while genetic factors can predispose you to, for example, inflammatory bowel disorders like Crohn’s, it is the loss of anti-inflammatory microbes that allow the disease to blossom. In the case of Crohn’s, sufferers are found to have lower than normal levels of the bacterium Faecalibacterium prausnitzii. A disrupted microbiome is linked to many other health issues, including allergies, diabetes, obesity and atherosclerosis.


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IMAGINE STROLLING AROUND 100+ acres in North Fulton made up of horse pastures, woodlands, a river crossing, and a 26 acre lake. Then, picture yourself taking a leisurely walk through a meandering trail, which has been descibed as “nature’s cathedral,” with large scale art sculptures gracing both sides of your view. Chukkar Farm Polo Club & Event Facility is located in Milton-Alpharetta and hosts a vast array of events and activities, from concerts, polo matches, fundraisers, corporate outings and weddings. A great variety of activities are offered to the public including live Polo Matches on most Sundays from 2-4pm with a minimal fee of $20 per carload. You will get a true taste of the excitement of polo in a gorgeous setting. Also available are live Singer/Songwriter concerts, held the first Friday and Saturday of each month and produced by James Casto of Home by Dark Productions. The third Friday of each month features a Swing/Jazz concert produced by Tom Ladow of Atlanta Plays it Forward. The newest “attraction” is the addition of Cashin’s Sculpture Garden, which was born of a vision of the owner of Chukkar Farm, Jack Cashin. Jack is a serial entrepreneur and of many commercial enterprises. A passionate supporter of the arts, Jack had envisioned an outdoor sculpture garden on the property for many years. The sculptures are installed along an existing horse riding trail that gently meanders through a woodland area, populated with a variety of hardwoods. The sculpture garden is being built in three phases with a total of 54 sculpture sites. The artist roster boasts many well-known professional artists in Georgia who work in metal, stone, marble and wood and includes a great variety of art styles from abstract to representational. Phase I is complete with 22 sculptures in place.


CASHIN’S SCULPTURE GARDEN Below is a sample piece of art from the garden. Created by Tony Loadholt of Riverdale, Georgia, this sculpture is part of Phase I, and is aptly named “Lunar Ascension.”

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QUICK TAX GUIDE T THE CITY OF MILTON FINANCE DEPARTMET is responsible for the billing and collection of city property taxes. Your property tax bill provides you with a legal description of your property, taxable values, exemptions, and the calculation of your tax bill. The annual millage rate is 4.731, all of which is designated to fund general government operations.

GENERAL INFORMATION Ad valorem taxes, more commonly known as property taxes, are levied for city operations and maintenance. When you call the police or fire department, play in a park or eat at an inspected restaurant, you are using services paid for by your property taxes. Your taxes also pay for services to oversee development, protect water and air from pollution, repair and build roads, and much more. Property taxes are the largest source of revenue to fund these services that you count on every day. All real estate and personal property is taxable unless exempted by law. Real property is land and generally anything that is affixed to the land. Personal property is everything not considered real property and usually consists of inventory and fixtures used in conducting business. The basis for ad valorem taxation is the fair market value of the property. The tax is levied on the assessed value of the property which, by law, is established at 40 percent of the fair market value. The amount of tax is determined by the tax millage rate. PROPERTY TAX DEADLINES Failure to receive a bill does not relieve you of the re58

sponsibility to make payment by the due date. Property tax notices are issued on a calendar year basis and are typically mailed around Sept. 1 each year and due 60 days after the bill date. This generally means a due date around October 31. If you are responsible for paying taxes on a property and have not received a tax bill by Sept. 15, contact the Finance Department at 678.242.2500 for the tax information, so that payment can be made before it becomes delinquent. If your mortgage company is responsible for your taxes, please send a copy of your bill to your mortgage company. If mailed, payments must be received by the due date. A one-time penalty of 10 percent will be charged after 90 days delinquency. Interest will accrue monthly at a rate of 1% of the base amount or $1.00, whichever is greater, the first day of every month until the taxes are paid. If a business was closed or the personal property (boats, equipment, etc.) was sold after Jan. 1 of the current year, the tax is still due. If the property closed or sold after Jan. 1, you must notify the Fulton County Board of Tax Assessors at 404.612.6440. All unpaid taxes will be advertised in a local newspaper as being delinquent and additional charges will be applied. A fee of $30 will apply to all returned checks. Any unpaid property taxes will be subject to the issuance of an execution (FiFa) in accordance with O.C.G.A. ยง48-3-3, which may result in potential proceedings toward tax sale. Additional unpaid personal property taxes will be subject to the revocation of your business license. APPEALS Taxpayers may challenge an assessment by appealing to Fulton County Board of Assessors if property value is not

reflective of the fair market value. For information on filing an appeal, please contact the Fulton County Assessors’ Office at 404.612.6440. If you file an appeal against your property assessment, you are required to pay the bill by the due date based on a value set at the higher of your return value, or 85% of the value proposed by the Board of Assessors. Once the Fulton County Board of Assessors or Board of Equalization makes a final decision on your appeal, it will automatically forward the city the decision. The City of Milton will record the new value and finalize any billing. METHODS OF PAYMENT For your convenience, you may pay utilizing any of the following methods (Visa/MasterCard, American Express and Discover accepted): Online:; By phone: Call 678-242-2500; By mail: 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Suite 107G Milton, GA 30004. Please make check(s) payable to City of Milton. Mail both the tax stub and your check or money order. In person: Finance Department: 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Suite 107G Milton. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS Several types of homestead exemptions have been enacted to reduce the burden of ad valorem taxation. To qualify, property owners must own and occupy their home as primary residence as of Jan. 1. Property owners already receiving the Fulton County exemption need not reapply for the county’s exemption unless there is a change in ownership or the owner is applying for a different exemption. In order to be

eligible for City of Milton Senior or Full Value Homestead Exemptions or Disability Exemptions, property owners must file with the City of Milton between Jan. 1 and May 31 of each year. Applications received after May 31 will become eligible the following year. The following exemptions are offered: • Basic Homestead Exemption of $15,000 off the assessed value of your tax bill. (through Fulton Cty) • Senior Basic Exemption of $15,000 is available to residents’ age 65 or older on or before Jan. 1 of the year in which the application for exemption is submitted. (Applied for through City of Milton) • Additional $10,000 Senior Homestead is available to homeowners who meet certain income requirements and are 65 or older on or before Jan. 1 of the year in which the application for exemption is submitted. (Applied for through City of Milton) • Full Value Exemption is available to disabled residents and residents 70 or older on or before Jan. 1 of the year in which the application for exemption is submitted. Certain income qualifications apply for residents 70 or older. Proof of disability is required for disabled residents. (through City of Milton.) Homestead exemption applications for senior or disabled citizens must be filed with the Finance Department by May 31 at 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Suite 107G, Milton, GA 30004. For additional information on eligibility of proper method of applying, contact the City of Milton at 678-2422500.


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DOM 95 140 185 55 21 0 1 191 64 4 112 247 139 22 31 1 11 11 13 107 10 102 22 19 109 44 365 138 19 11 5 175 3 44 391 158 24 29 48 13 62 11 76 13 43 60 10 261 28 22

MILTON REAL ESTATE Milton is the center of Atlanta’s equestrian lifestyle with its rolling terrain and miles of four-board fencing. Populated with upscale communities, acreage, horse farms and excellent schools, Milton is a popular homebuyer’s destination. Whether you are buying or selling, the current market in Milton is hot. Homes priced competitively, staged impeccably and marketed properly are selling quickly. 1. De-clutter to give the illusion of space and allow buyers to envision themselves there. 2. Clean windows and let the sun shine in. 3. White-glove clean kitchens and bathrooms. 4. Sniff out smells and odors. 5. Trim lawn and trees


MILTON BUSINESS DIRECTORY The following local businesses have an active business license on file with the city of Milton and have filled out the business directory listing form at To have your business included in the next directory, be sure to submit the form by March 1, 2015. whitecolumnscountryclub. 770-346-8582 GOLF com GAS/HOTEL/STORAGE Alpharetta Athletic Club West 1785 Dinsmore Road MARTIAL ARTS GAS STATIONS HEALTH/BEAUTY/ 770-410-9360 Chung’s TKD Birmingham Shell Food Mart SPORT 12915 Highway 9 North 15840 Birmingham Highway Alpharetta Athletic Club East 770-696-2164 770-753-8880 DENTISTS 3430 Highway 9 North Blue Valley Dental 770-475-2300 Deerfield Chevron 980 Birmingham Road Karate Atlanta 13021 Deerfield Parkway 678-507-0140 13800 Highway 9 Suite 720 678-319-0096 Atlanta National 678-624-0506 Cansler Dental 350 Tournament Players Drive Exxon Food mart 12220 Birmingham Hwy #100 770-442-8801 13020 Morris Road 770-475-9095 INDIVIDUAL/FAMILY SERVICES 678-366-1400 Providence Senior Living Georgia Golf Center 12775 Providence Road Shell Gas & Food Mart Chapman Orthodontics 345 Cox Road 770-317-8244 12690 Crabapple Road 12220 Birmingham Hwy #50 770-992-4233 678-297-2248 770-664-6008 Southern Cross Mediation & HOTELS Manor Golf and Country Club Legal Nurse Consulting Springhill Suites Crabapple Dental 15951 Manor Club Drive 310 Galloway View 12730 Deerfield Parkway 12670 Crabapple Road #110 678-366-3886 770-317-8244 770-751-6900 678-319-0123 NAIL & HAIR SALONS Trophy Club of Atlanta Bagley Hair STORAGE DOCTOR OFFICES 15135 Hopewell Road 631 Highway 9 North Public Storage Emory at Milton 770-343-9700 770-751-8625 632 Highway 9 North 12970 Highway 9 North 770-927-7931 770-754-4115 Bluegrass Nail Salon, Day Spa Columns Country Club 13700 Highway 9 N Ste 400 ry-specialty-associates/mil300 Club House Drive 770-777-1116 Your Extra Attic ton-internal-medicine.html 770-343-9025 13700 Highway 9 North 62

Le Grande Salon & Spa 980 Birmingham Road Su 712 678-526-6067

5230 Windward Parkway 678-537-0002

Planet Nail Spa 13055 Highway 9 North 770-740-0003

Incredible Chiropractic Family 13800 Highway 9 North 678-624-1888

Regal Nails (inside Walmart) 5200 Windward Parkway 770-663-0408

Milton Chiropractic/Massage 12540 Broadwell Road 770-751-9224

Smartsyle Family Hair Salon (inside Walmart) 5200 Windward Parkway 678-339-0334

Thrive Chiropractic Wellness Ctr 980 Birmingham Hwy Ste 811 678-266-3300

Sola Salon Studio 12872 Highway 9 North 404-705-9505 Sports Clips Georgia 5250 Windward Parkway 770-751-9665 Veronica Stone Salon 13695 Highway 9 North 678-957-1000 Wright Cuts Hair Salon 12505 Broadwell Road 770-410-0294 OTHER HEALTH PRACTITIONERS Abundant Life Wellness 12670 Crabapple Road, Suite 200 770-663-7898

Ankle and Foot Centers of Georgia 13057 Highway 9 North 770-559-0348 Barrows Family Eye Care (inside Walmart) 5200 Windward Parkway 770-777-6872 For Eyes Optical

The Pilates Edge 15800 Birmingham Highway Suite 600 770-559-1073 SuperSlow Zone 12540 Broadwell Road, Suite 2103 678-691-2969 VETERINARIANS Crabapple Knoll Veterinary Clinic 12604 Crabapple Road 770-475-8272 Loving Hands Animal Clinic 13775 Highway 9 770-667-9022 Tamberly Animal Hospital 980 Birmingham Road 678-459-6001

LANDSCAPING/ NURSERIES FLORISTS Flowers From Us 825 Mayfield Road 770-640-6007 CHRISTMAS TREES Hunter’s Christmas Tree Farm

LANDSCAPING/NURSERIES Ashford Gardeners 16040 Birmingham Highway 770-664-1060 Bailey Farm & Gardens 255 Hickory Flat Road 770-663-4166 Blossom & Bloom 14420 Birmingham Highway 770-772-5690 Chick-fil-A 5180 Windward Parkway 770-410-3533 China Restaurant 13800 Highway 9 North 770-360-1383 China Sky 980 Birmingham Road 678-240-0200 Chipotle Mexican Grill 5250 Windward Parkway 678-867-9459

The Landscape Group Inc. 13120 Arnold Mill Road 770-649-1155

‘Cue 13700 Highway 9 North Suite 300 770-667-0089

Scottsdale Farms 15639 Birmingham Highway 770-777-5875

Domino’s Pizza 13695 Highway 9 North 770-664-9508


Edible Arrangements 13077 Highway 9 North 678-867-0611

Bella Luna Cafe (inside Scottsdale Farms) 15639 Birmingham Highway 770-777-5875 Blimpie (inside Birmingham Shell) 15840 Birmingham Highway 770-740-9322

El Azteca Mexican Restaurant 13800 Highway 9 North 678-867-9950 Express Wings & More 12872 Highway 9 North Suite 130 770-410-9399

Blimpie (inside Walmart) 5200 Windward Parkway 770-406-9317

Firehouse Subs 13087 Highway 9 North 770-664-7607

Bobby G’s Chicago Eatery 12990 Highway 9 North 770-772-0710

GoWaiter of Milton 12006 Deerfield Parkway Suite 100 404-348-4477

Brooklyn Joe’s Pizza 13065 Highway 9 North 770-754-0202 Cake World 12890 Highway 9 North 770-751-9990

Grand Champion BBQ 12635 Crabapple Road Suite 210 770-993-4227


American HomeCare Associates 312 Harmony Court 678-456-3090

PERSONAL TRAINING Emeryfit 13920 Highway 9 North 770-751-7272

14680 Wood Road 770-475-0713 hunterschristmastreefarm. com

Ichiban Steak & Sushi 63

5306 Windward Parkway 770-772-6822 KFC 5150 Windward Parkway 678-393-8585 Madurai Foods, Inc. 12872 Highway 9 North Suite 250 678-368-4692 McDonald’s 5210 Windward Parkway 678-393-3317 Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails 800 Mayfield Road 770-817-0161 Nahm Thai Cuisine 5310 Windward Parkway 678-762-1818 Olde Blind Dog Pub 12650 Crabapple Road 678-624-1090 Panda Express 5230 Windward Parkway 770-663-3405 Ray’s New York Pizza 5230 Windward Parkway 770-521-0222 Ru San’s 13085 Highway 9 North 770-346-9020


Sarku Japan Teriyaki & Sushi Express 5304 Windward Parkway Suite A-102 770-667-6515 Subway 980 Birmingham Road 770-569-2995 Subway 13800 Highway 9 North Ste A 770-753-0330 64

Sushi Nami Japanese Restaurant 5316 Windward Parkway Suite B 678-566-3889

Ruff House 12995 New Providence Road 770-619-4282

Tokyo Sushi 980 Birmingham Rd Ste 303 678-240-0602 The Union Restaurant 14275 Providence Road 770-569-7767

Wolfbrook Dog Club & Park 13665 New Providence Road 770-772-0440

Zaxby’s 13788 Highway 9 North 770-772-9356 Zola Italian Bistro 2955 Bethany Bend 770-360-5777

SERVICES ACCOUNTING/TAX PREP Deepak D. Mistry, CPA 13680 Highway 9 North Suite G100 678-366-1515 Manage My Taxes Inc: A Tax Preparation and E-File Service 3395 Archgate Court 404-492-7535

ARCHITECTURE Goodwyn Mills & Cawood 12600 Deerfield Pkwy, #100 678-566-3775 ART Atelierbelo 1085 Richmond Glen Circle 678-644-2527 AUTOMOBILE SERVICES Cactus Car Wash 12905 Highway 9 North 770-343-9960 Katy’s Car Wash 12960 Highway 9 North 678-297-9215 Kauffman Tire 13792 Highway 9 North 678-240-4260

Howard Drobes, CPA 13440 Avensong Crossing 770-713-4810

9 North Tire 13689 Highway 9 North 770-521-9777

ADVERTISING Creative Advertising Group 410 Oak Hollow Court 770-777-4696

Milton Tire & Auto 12940 Highway 9 770-751-8485

ANIMAL SERVICES Atlanta Dog Trainer 12900 Freemanville Road 770-754-9178 Crabapple Beds & Bones 640 Dorris Road 770-754-1700 Macara Show Stables 1255 Birmingham Road 404-429-2839

BANKING Quantum National Bank 2905 Bethany Bend 678-889-4700 RBC Bank 12885 Highway 9 North 404-495-6210 Providence Bank 4955 Windward Pkwy 678-624-2265

CELLULAR/WIRELESS ACS Wireless 5230 Windward Pkwy Ste 107 770-569-0656 AT&T/Cingular Wireless 13065 Highway 9 North 678-526-6900 CHILD/DAY CARE Bright Horizon’s Children’s Centers 3105 Webb Road 678-393-2991 Kids R Kids 13950 Highway 9 North 770-518-6868 Montessori Scholars Academy 13100 Morris Road 770-754-0777 Red Apple Montessori 3505 Bethany Bend 770-664-2869 Success Kids Learning Center 12920 Highway 9 North 770-475-5199 successkidslearningcenter. com CONSTRUCTION SERVICES Cook’s Construction Group 14700 Birmingham Highway 770-652-1101 CONSULTING Claravon Consulting Group 780 Gates Mill Way 678-823-8228 DRY CLEANING/LAUNDRY Clothing Care Cleaners 13800 Highway 9 North Ste U 770-777-2203 FINANCIAL PLANNING Union Hill Financial Planning 2625 Bethany Creek Court 770-361-3139

INSURANCE Brightway Insurance 980 Birmingham Road #723 770-375-2001

PUBLIC RELATIONS Marketzing 12460 Crabapple Rd Ste 202199 404-512-1217

Daniel Lauger State Farm 980 Birmingham Rd. Suite 715 678-551-7929

REAL ESTATE Brumbelow-Reese & Associates 13685 Highway 9 North 770-475-6817

INTERIOR DESIGN Emiko Ferrer Designs LLC 165 Bay Colt Road 404-625-8509 LEGAL SERVICES The Stewart Law Practice, PC 13010 Morris Rd, Bldg 1 #600 678-630-1053 MAILING/SHIPPING SERVICES UPS Store 980 Birmingham Road #501 770-619-9424 PAINTING Five Star Painting 450 Northwood Cove 404-856-0407 OTHER SCHOOLS Atlanta Golf Academy 13700 Highway 9 North 770-331-3881 C2 Education 5250 Windward Parkway 770-343-9950

Stars Athletic Club 14295 Birmingham Highway 678-366-9008 PHOTOGRAPHERS Blencoe & Co Photography 12220 Birmingham Hwy. #80 404-323-7786

TRAVEL AGENCIES CruiseOne 800-581-1483 980 Birmingham Road, Suite 501-371 Cruise Planners 732 Brookshade Parkway 770-558-4767 WorldwideXplorer, LLC 678-243-0080 NEWS/PUBLISHING 13005 Bethany Road 770-653-0552 Milton Magazine 765B Mid Broadwell Road 404-606-0797

SHOPPING GROCERY/CONVENIENCE STORES Publix 13800 Highway 9 North 770-751-0312 Publix 980 Birmingham Road 770-751-5543 GENERAL SHOPPING Bath & Body Works 13085 Highway 9 North 678-366-2776

Famous Footwear 13093 Highway 9 North 678-624 0618 Fry’s Electronics 3065 Webb Road 678-280-0550 Gamestop 5230 Windward Parkway 770-667-0154 Hibbett Sporting Goods 13093 Highway 9 North 770-521-0616 The Home Depot 5300 Windward Parkway 678-339-0157 Hometown Carpet 790 Mayfield Road 770-569-2393 Kohl’s 13970 Highway 9 North 678-624-0164 Lofty Pearls Fine Linen & Gifts 755 Mid Broadwell Road 770-476-4090 The Mattress Firm 13045 Highway 9 N Ste 110 1-877-384-2903 Millie Huckaby’s American Country Antiques 770 Broadwell Road 770-663-6555 North Fulton Feed & Seed 12950 Highway 9 North 770-475-5572 Only Ewe & Cotton Too 12315 Crabapple Road

770-740-0844 Sherwin Williams 13786 Highway 9 North 770-751-6561 Strathmore Carpets 12900 Highway 9 North Ste A 770-475-4496 Strawberry Fields: A Dana Gallery 1410 Summit Road 770-777-1707 Sweetland Outdoor Furniture & Swing Set Company 13674 Highway 9 North 770-569-7772 Target 13055 Highway 9 North 770-225-1780 Walmart 5200 Windward Parkway 770-772-9033 PACKAGE STORES All About Spirits 15840 Birmingham Highway Suite B 678-762-4778 Beverage Shop 13800 Highway 9 N Suite S 678-624-1313


Just for Giggles 12635 Crabapple Road 770-664-0555

ERA Sunrise Realty 980 Birmingham Road #606 770-720-1515

Edwin Watts Golf 13069 Highway 9 North 770-442-3033



Getting Involved in Local Government Builds Community Please feel free to attend a city council meeting – all are open to the public by law. Who is my City Council representative? Milton is served by six council members and a mayor elected at large (meaning by everyone) every four years. Visit to view a map of the city broken up by council districts to see who represents you. How are council members elected? City Council members are elected every four years and serve in staggered terms. They are elected by everyone in the city but must reside in the specific district they represent. The mayor can be from anywhere in the city. When and where are City Council meetings? City Council meetings take place at 6 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month, barring holidays, in City Council Chambers, which is at 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107E. City Council also holds work sessions the second Monday of the month at the same time and place. Please check the city’s calendar for a full list of city-sponsored meetings and events. Any change in regularly scheduled council meetings or special called council meetings will be published in the Milton Herald, the city’s legal organ, and on the city’s online calendar. How can I see what will be discussed at a meeting? Full agendas of every City Council, board and commission meeting are posted online on the calendar and in the Complete Minutes and Agendas section. Agendas are posted a full week before the meetings to inform citizens about items up for discussion. You may also sign up for the City of Milton newsletter to receive pre- and post-meeting updates from the city’s Communications Department. How can I tell what happened at a meeting? City Council meetings are available from our web site via streaming broadcasts as they happen and are archived 48 hours after the meeting occurs. Council’s “action”


minutes (recording motions or votes on items) are posted to the “Complete Agendas and Minutes” section of the Web site within 48 hours of the regular or special called meetings. “Regular” minutes (transcription of full discussion and motions or votes) are posted after they have been approved by the Mayor and City Council or board chairman. Vote records are also sent to those who sign up for the City of Milton newsletter. How are items passed at the meeting? An item or items up for vote will first be read by the City Clerk. Upon completion of that reading and any staff presentations, which may include extensive question and answer periods from members of council, plus a call for public comment, a council member may make a motion to approve, deny or defer. Another council member must second the motion by saying “Second” before the Mayor can call for a vote. The motion will then be discussed. Again, discussion may be extensive. Finally, the Mayor will ask for council members to vote on the motion. That vote decides whether or not the item passes. Can I speak with or to council? You are always welcome to call and/or e-mail your city council representatives at any time. If you would like to speak at a City Council meeting, there is general public comment at the start of each meeting and comment times for topics germane to an issue heard that night. When you attend the meeting, you must fill out a public comment card and submit it to the City Clerk prior to the beginning of the meeting. Speakers will be heard in the order the cards are received. How do I make an appointment with the Mayor? You may make an appointment with the Mayor by contacting Executive Aide to City Manager, Mayor and City Council Christine Doss at 678-242-2492.

CITY HALL DIRECTORY GENERAL NUMBERS Main contact: 678-242-2500 Public Safety administration: 678-2422570; Non-emergency number: 678-2976300 Option 1 ELECTED OFFICIALS Joe Lockwood Mayor 678-242-2484 Karen Thurman Mayor Pro Tem, Council District 1, Post 1 678-242-2493 Matt Kunz Council District 2, Post 2 678-242-2494 Bill Lusk Council District 2, Post 1 678-242-2495 Burt Hewitt Council District 1, Post 2 678-242-2497 Joe Longoria Council District 3, Post 1 678-242-2498 Rick Mohrig

Council District 3, Post 2 678-242-2496 STAFF LISTINGS, by name Nakia Alston Building Permit Technician 678-242-2545 Mark Aral Construction Inspector 678-242-2544 Jason Baswell Battalion Chief, Training (Fire) 678-242-2570 Wayne Boston Community Builder 678-242-2512 Bill Bourn Battalion Chief (Fire) 678-242-2570 Robert Buscemi City Architect 678-242-2607 Jeanette Citta Public Safety Administrative Assistant 678-242-2570 Jim Cregge Parks and Recreation Director 678-242-2489 Christine Doss Executive Aide to the City Manager, Mayor and City Council 678-242-2492 Robert Edgar Fire Chief 678-242-2570 Brandy Edwards Revenue Coordinator 678-242-2511 Danny Elliott Battalion Chief (Fire) 678-242-2570 Matt Fallstrom Field Services Superintendent 678-242-2558 Kathleen Field Community Development Director 678-242-2555 Kathy Fies


Public Safety Records Clerk 678-242-2606 David Frizzell IT Manager 678-242-2517 Sudie Gordon City Clerk 678-242-2522 Brian Hansford Chief Judge 678-242-2525 Stacy Harp Receptionist 678-242-2500 Bernadette Harvill Administrative Services Manager 678-242-2510 Vince Hines Chief Building Official 678-242-2547 John Huey Police Captain - Criminal Investigations Division 678-242-2570

678-242-2570 Sarah LaDart Economic Development Manager 678-242-2534 Chris Lagerbloom, City Manager 678-242-2488 Brooke Lappin, Clerk of Court 678-242-2526 Mark Law Environmental Engineer/Arborist 678-242-2552 Sara Leaders Transportation Engineer/Planner 678-242-2559 Wendy Lee Court Administrative Assistant 678-242-2525 Carter Lucas, Public Works Director 678-242-2626 Robyn MacDonald Zoning Manager 678-242-2540

Roth Hutcheson, Battalion Chief (Fire) 678-242-2570

Matt Marietta, Fire Marshal 678-242-2604

Stacey Inglis, Finance Director 678-242-2508

Shawn McCarty Police Captain - Uniform Patrol Division 678-242-2570

Deidra Jones Code Enforcement Officer 678-242-2549 Jamila Jones Fire Department Administrative Assistant 678-242-2541 Angie Kapijimpanga, Citizen Responder 678-242-2562 Steven Krokoff Chief of Police 68

Michele McIntosh-Ross Principal Planner (Long-Range Planning) 678-242-2538 Honor Motes Revenue Technician 678-242-2507 Roddy Motes Field Services Manager 678-242-2563

Jane Nicely School Crossing Guard Nick O’Day GIS Manager 678-242-2515 Liz Parrish , GIS Analyst 678-242-2515 Jammie Peters Public Safety Records Clerk 678-242-2570 Angela Rambeau Principal Planner (Plan Review, Sign Permits, Vairances) 678-242-2539 Jimmy Sanders Plan Review Engineer 678-242-2543 Dawn Serff, Receptionist 678-242-2500 Rick Slay Building Plans Examiner 678-242-2582 Mark Stephens, Deputy Chief (Fire) 678-242-2570 Angela Thompson, Communications Manager 678-242-2530 Sam Trager, Human Resources Director 678-242-2516 Kim Trawick, Records Clerk 678-242-2528 Dawn Troke, Accountant 678-242-2568 Jason Wright Director of Innovation and Engagement 678-242-2523

White Columns Country Club ladies tennis teams participating in Spring 2015 ALTA Playoffs

Healthy Thinking Helps Your Game By Amy Pazahanick, Director of Tennis at White Columns Country Club Most athletes are very conscious of the foods that they put in their body before, during, and after practice or play, but are unconscious of the words and the mental conversation that is going on inside their heads.

less shots, and moving freely in the way that you desire.

Before you have your next practice, match, or other competition, please remember these simple, healthy thinking habits: believe you can, be aware of your mental conversation, visualize your success, be persistent, block out the naysayers.

4.Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. You have to continually look for ways to win. If one thing did not work, look for another. There are multiple solutions to every problem! Strategic thinkers are much more likely to come away victorious. Do not fall into the trap of believing there is one way to solve a problem. You have to have the ability to keep trying new things, until something works.

1.“Whether you can or cannot, you’re right”. Most of us our aware of this but on a deeper level have a very hard time accepting this. You have get yourself to really, truly believe that you can do the thing that it is you wish to do. Most of us say we believe but there is still some level of doubt. For this to work, you have to mentally convince yourself of the result you would like to achieve

5.Block any and everything (and especially anyone) out that can impede upon your positive thinking. It is hard enough to achieve your goals or to win a match without someone saying that you cannot. So, if you encounter negatively, quickly get yourself away or excuse yourself from that conversation, television show, or whatever or whoever may be broadcasting negativity.

2.Be aware of your mental conversation. Sometimes we are completely unaware of the mental conversation that is going on in our heads. For you to achieve your desired result, you need to make sure the words you are speaking and thinking are in alignment! You cannot verbally say aloud, I think I can win, and then mentally on the inside be calling yourself a loser for missing a single volley.

Your mind is the most important tool you have in determining your success on and off of the court. We can only be as good or achieve as much as we believe that is possible for ourselves.

3.Visualize your success. See and feel yourself achieving the goal you have in your mind’s eye. If it is a practice, this could mean visualizing yourself hitting clean,

Amy is Director of Tennis at White Columns and Founder of Agape AcadAMY. 69

VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS MILTON GROUPS Better Together • 678-242-2512; The goal is to invest in people who are building welcoming communities where people with disabilities can lead good lives as true members of our community. Our purpose is to involve people of all abilities in enhancing and strengthening local communities by fostering genuine relationships.


Birmingham Falls Educational Foundation; Our goal is to create an exceptional educational experience for all Birmingham Falls Elementary School students by providing additional educational resources needed by our children. We work closely with the PTA to raise funds that can be allocated for programs and services that will benefit our children. Boy/Cub Scouts of America Troop/Pack 3000: Troop/Pack 1459: The Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating in citizenship and develops personal fitness. Two groups meet in Milton. Troop (Boy Scouts) and Pack (Cub Scouts) 3000 meet at Birming70

ham United Methodist Church, 15560 Birmingham Highway Milton, GA 30004, while Troop and Pack 1459 meet at St. Aiden’s Episcopal Church, 13560 Cogburn Road Milton, GA 30004. Cambridge Athletic Association The association supports: the fall sports of football, volleyball, softball, cross country, cheerleading; the winter sports of swimming, wrestling, basketball, and cheerleading; and the spring sports of baseball, lacrosse, golf, soccer, gymnastics, tennis, and track. Canine Assistants • 770-664-7178 Canine Assistants is a non-profit organization dedicated to the training, placement and usage of service dogs to enhance and improve the lives of children and adults with physical disabilities and other special needs. Crabapple Community Association Established in January 2010 the Crabapple Community Association is made up of residents and businesses in the historic community of Crabapple. The Georgia Philharmonic • 770-664-7255; From our home at Cambridge High School’s auditorium, our artists create classical music experiences that rival those of professional orchestras, and delight and inspire audience members. Cultural enhancement and education is our goal. Girl Scouts of America Girl Scouts of the USA is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls—all girls—where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. Greater North Fulton Chamber • 770-993-8806 The GNFCC promotes the interests of our members by assuming a leadership role in making North Fulton an excellent place to work, live, play and stay. We provide one voice for all local businesses to influence decision makers, recommend legislation and protect the resources that make North Fulton a popular place to live. Habitat for Humanity • 770-587-9679; Brings families and communities together with volunteers and resources to build decent, affordable housing for low-income families.

Hopewell Youth Association; The founders of this program built it on a philosophy that includes words like character, responsibility, sportsmanship and teamwork. They work to teach our children the game of baseball and all the valuable life lessons that can be learned while playing the game. Operates out of the City of Milton’s Bell Memorial Park. Milton Band Foundation • The Milton High School Band Foundation is an organization dedicated to furthering the success of the Milton Band Program. The Foundation’s primary purpose is to implement student-enrichment programs such as the Milton Band Student Mentor Program, as well as to solicit private and corporate donations to build a self-sustaining endowment. Milton Business Alliance; The mission is to promote and maintain a positive environment in which both new and existing Milton businesses can thrive. Milton Community Wildlife Habitat Project 678-242-2509; Launched the effort to have Milton named a “Community Wildlife Habitat” by the National Wildlife Federation. This committee will increase awareness of wildlife habitat conservation and make the City of Milton an even more wildlife friendly community. Milton Disability Awareness Committee 678-242-2522, Promotes the inclusion of persons of all abilities in every aspect of community life through education, advocacy and influence on public policy.

Milton-Windward Rotary Club 678-325-8050 • The City of Milton now has a Rotary Club to call its own. The former Windward Rotary Club looks forward to working with the City of Milton and the local schools in the upcoming months. Meetings are one hour on Mondays at noon for lunch at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 13560 Cogburn Road, Milton GA 30004. Northwestern Educational Foundation; The mission is to partner with families and community to support our students in achieving excellence in education by providing the necessary capital improvements, technology and curriculum enhancements. Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) provides parents and families a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students: Birmingham Falls Elementary PTA Cambridge High PTA Pages/PTA.aspx Cogburn Woods Elementary • Summit Hill Elementary PTA • Hopewell Middle PTA • Milton High PTA • Preserve Rural Milton Protect Milton • An all-volunteer organization dedicated to preserving, enhancing and protecting Milton and it’s community in the areas of environmental protection, fire and police, citizens in dire need and support of other Georgia non-profit organizations.

Milton Grows Green • 678-242-2509; A citizens’ committee advocating responsibly managed growth by conserving and protecting resources while preserving Milton’s heritage and natural landscape for future generations.

Special Equestrians of Georgia 404-218-4008 The mission is to provide therapeutic riding for physically and mentally challenged children and adults. By using the natural walking gait of the horse, we can simulate the movement of a person when they are walking on healthy typical legs.

Milton Touchdown Club


Act Together Ministries A Christ-centered organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in distress while strengthening families and inspiring the next generation to serve. Adopt A Mom And Pop Ministry 404-759-7029 • Its mission is to inspire, encourage and nurture the elderly by forming ongoing companionship and reliable support within the community, assisted living and nursing home facilities. AFS Intercultural Programs 678-429-9347 •; We work locally to identify students interested in spending a summer, semester or school year in a foreign country and help find local host families for these students. Alpharetta Book Club • 678-297-6140; Meets second Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Mansell House, 1835 Old Milton Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30009. Alpharetta Duplicate Bridge Club 770-272-2429 • Come meet the friendly folks at the best little bridge club in Georgia. We are located at 6250 Shiloh Road #30, Alpharetta, GA 30005. Alpharetta City Band • 770-475-9684 The Alpharetta City Band, under the direction of Bill Haynes, is a traditional community band made up of amateur musicians from the surrounding communities, and we invite those who play or have played an instrument to take part. Alpharetta Golden Age Club • 678-297-6140 Meets at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of varying months at the Senior Activity Center, 13450 Cogburn Road Milton, GA 30004. Lunch and social meeting is the third Tuesday of varying months.


Milton Garden Club; Open to anyone with a passion for gardening and all things associated with it. Not only will we have guest speakers, but our aim is to share information and tips with each other. You do not have to be an experienced gardener to join us, we welcome every ability level. Provides financial and emotional support for the Milton Eagles football program.

Alpharetta Historical Society 770-475-4663 • Guided by its motto “Preserving the Past, in the Present, for the Future” its collections of Alpharetta and old Milton County historical and genealogical information have been recorded and archived at the historic Mansell House and Gardens, and are available for the public to view. Alpharetta Roswell Newcomers Club 678-318-1442 • Promotes a friendly transition to Alpharetta, Roswell and the surrounding 71

areas and highlights the many cultural, social and civic benefits of living here. Alpharetta Rotary Club • The Rotary Club of Alpharetta was chartered on March 23, 1983. Its membership is comprised of approximately 85 men and women representing a broad base of business and professional activities in our community. American Legion Post 201 770-475-9023 • Founded in 1946, Post 201 occupies 13 acres and exists to serve the country’s war veterans. It is home to a memorial that pays tribute to U.S. veterans, family and friends through a walkway of almost 8,000 bricks inscribed with the names of Georgians who served in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. American Legion Post 319 770-992-7744 • The purpose is to increase the popularity of our common interests. We also want to have fun while when we are together and working on projects. American Lung Association of Georgia 770-434-5864 The American Lung Association is the oldest voluntary health agency in the United States with a national office and 89 constituent and affiliate associations. AlphaFretters Dulcimer Group 770-667-0620 • Meets from 10 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Saturday each month at the Senior Activity Center, 13450 Cogburn Road Milton, GA 30004.


Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition 404-817-9994 • atlantaharmreduction. org; A community-based prevention and wellness organization committed to improving the overall health and well-being of marginalized individuals and communities.


Belize Community Development Programs 770-662-0966 • Dedicated to improving school nutrition among primary schools in Belize, Central America; to have students plant, maintain and harvest produce, which, in turn, will be used to prepare school lunches. Business Network International Alpharetta Accelerator • Provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment to exchange quality business referrals. BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world.

Cats In The Cradle• 678-910-6579; Dedicated to the rescue, care and placement of feral, stray and special needs cats and kittens. Chattahoochee Republican Women’s Club 770-596-4773 •; Meets on fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. (from September to April) at the Doubletree Hotel, 1075 Holcomb Bridge Road Roswell, GA 30076. Child Development Association 770-992-4339 •; Provides affordable childcare and early learning programs for preschool children of low-income families in the metro Atlanta area. Children Without A Voice USA 404-474-4020 • Children Without a Voice USA is dedicated to raising awareness and preventing crimes against children, child abuse and neglect through advocacy and education. Children’s Charities; Based in Milton, they raise funds through community events in order to support the greatest needs at Forsyth’s Urgent Care Center. Children’s Restoration Network 770-649-7117 • Children’s Restoration Network offers hope and support, enabling children and their mothers to break the cycle of homelessness by empowering them to become part of mainstream society as active, productive citizens. Companion Animal Connection 678-493-9847 • Companion Animal Connection was created in 2005 to assist families looking for the perfect companion animal. We have successfully found loving forever families for more than 1,000 dogs and cats! Creative Therapy Farm 770-360-9183 • Our program provides hippotherapy services to children who need occupational and physical therapy. Hippotherapy is a tool used by our therapists to achieve the maximum results for each of the children’s individual needs. Crossroads Career Network 678-405-2432 • Comprised of a network of member churches, we help people in our congregations and communities find jobs, careers and callings. We help in two ways: online career resources and on-theground career groups. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Georgia

404-325-6973 • The mission is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease. Daughters of the American Revolution Bulloch Chapter • 770-521-1142 Martha Stewart Bulloch Chapter is active locally, regionally and nationally, committed to community service, and support of veterans and active troops, in events promoting patriotism and preservation of America’s history. Dog Hikers of Georgia • 770-992-2362 Meets at 10 a.m. on Sundays for a moderate hike in various locations. The Drake House 770-587-4712 • A crisis residential assessment center for homeless women and their children in the North Fulton area providing immediate residential housing combined with a program of services designed to provide stability for the family and assist them in working toward housing self sufficiency. Dreampower Therapeutic Equestrian Center • 770-720-1910; Our mission is to provide an equestrian therapeutic environment for physically and mentally challenged children and adults that allow them to explore and achieve basic life functions to the best of their abilities. Dudes ‘n Darlins Square Dance Club 770-490-5593 • Dances are 8 p.m. the third and fourth Friday of each month at Mountain View Community Center in Marietta. Dances are mainstream with announced plus lines and mixers between tips. Family Haven 440-250-2773 • A non-profit organization committed to enriching the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities through education, empowerment and community inclusion. Find A Way Home 678-381-2000 • The mission is to expand and to advocate for the availability of quality affordable housing within the North Fulton community. Through affordable housing asset management, education and advocacy, Foster Care Support Foundation 770-641-9591 • Our donation center gives free clothes, toys and safe infant equipment to foster

children ages preemie infants to 18 years old that are being raised on $12.75 to $14.25 per day. Foundation for Ensuring Access and Equity 678-395-5825 • A non-profit educational foundation committed to widening the pathway to college for all students, especially those from under-served and under-represented groups. Friends of Disabled Adults and Children 770-491-9014 • A statewide and national provider of home health care equipment: mobility aids and daily living devices for people with disabilities and the newly injured. Friends of the Alpharetta Library 770-740-2425 • Our mission is to enhance literary skills, to put books into people’s hands and homes and to promote the need for adequate library facilities.

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distribute a quarterly newsletter to more than 5,000 men through our web site.

Hospice Advantage 770-218-1997 • A Medicare, Medicaid Certified program providing superior end-of-life care services started to better serve the needs of terminally ill patients in the US.

Mentor Me North Georgia 678-341-8028 • info@mentormenorthga. org •; Our mission is to serve at risk children and youth, in need of positive role models, to help grow into healthy and productive adult members of our society and community.

Jennie Marie Thomas Foundation; Dedicated to creating programs and projects to empower people to ask for and receive win-win results in their relationships with government, church and businesses. Job Networking Group 404-518-1377 • Assists in resume writing, networking and interviewing skills. Meets the second and fourth Monday at 5:45 p.m., Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd. Roswell, GA 30075.

Georgia Regional Girls Choir • 678-836-5030 • A non-profit, non-denominational group dedicated to developing choral skills and producing professional quality music performances. For girls in the fourth through 12th grades.

Junior League of North Fulton 770-814-4345 •; An organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

German Shepherd Dog Rescue Group 404-431-6107 •; Funded entirely by donations, we find forever homes for German Shepherd dogs in need, placing over 200 dogs since 2004.

Latin American Association 404-638-1800 •; Its mission is to help Latino individuals and families achieve their aspirations for academic, social and economic advancement.

GROW Wildlife, Inc. 770-442-1400 • To encourage wildlife conservation by promoting and providing professional veterinary care, education and humane treatment of wildlife injured or disadvantaged by human activity.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society • The world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. LLS’s mission: cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Homestretch 770-642-9185 • A nonprofit, 501c(3) agency that offers assistance for homeless families with children in the North Fulton community. We provide safe, stable housing (in duplexes and townhomes), as well as life skills classes for families who have nowhere else to turn. Hope Care Home • 678-949-4673 Dedicated to improving the community through hope and love. They strive to make a difference in improvised

The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra 770-623-8623 • •; Offers opportunities for qualified musicians and soloists to perform locally at the highest level. Manna Scholarship Fund, Inc. 678-480-4275 x107 • A non-profit organization dedicated to providing funds for residential and inpatient eating disorder treatment for individuals lacking insurance coverage or for those with inadequate insurance. The Men’s Health and Wellness Center 678-638-6388• We sponsor a Men’s Health EXPO and a run/walk to defeat prostate cancer. We

Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra 770-972-7388 •• A community-based youth orchestra founded to give young students an opportunity to continue musical education and a chance to perform in public. Middle East Bible Outreach 678-339-0296 • Our ministry focus includes: the equipping of lay and church leaders for Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Sudan, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon; the development of much needed Arabic language resources for the region; and community relief and development mainly in Lebanon, Sudan and Iraq. Muscular Dystrophy Association 770-621-9800 •; A voluntary health agency working to find treatments and cures for 43 neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services and public-health education. National Alliance on Mental Illness 678-446-5080 •; America’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. The National Christian Foundation 404-252-0100 • Founded in 1982, a nationwide network of local Christian Foundation affiliates have granted almost $1.5 billion to more than 20,000 churches, ministries and charitable organizations worldwide. National Kidney Foundation 770-452-1539 • A non-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to serving Georgians who are affected by kidney or urinary tract disease.


H.E.R.O. for Children, Inc. 404-236-7411 • A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of children infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre 678-297-2800 • • Focusing on the needs of its dancers as it conducts pre-professional classes for students ages 10 through 18 in ballet, pointe, character, drama/music theory and modern dance.


New Neighbors League Club 770-993-7886; Open to new residents who contact them within one year of relocating to the area. North Fulton Community Charities 770-640-0399 • A non-profit human service agency dedicated to preventing homelessness of individuals residing north of the Chattahoochee River in Fulton County (Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park and Roswell). NFCC assists families with basic needs such as food, rent and utilities, and clothing during short-term emergencies. North Fulton Democrats 404-303-9142 • The North Fulton Democrats strive to create an active, prepared and engaged grassroots field operation to drive voter turnout, residents’ participation and interaction, and elect democrats. North Fulton Optimist Club 404-375-7033 • Our purpose is to serve children and adults with “Special Needs” and to serve their families. North Fulton Rotary • northfultonrotary. org; Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide.


Overeaters Anonymous • 404-6343314; Confronting eating disorders through a 12-step program.

Sons of the American RevolutionPiedmont Chapter • The leading male lineage society that perpetuates the ideals of the war for independence. As a historical, educational, and patriotic non-profit corporation, we seek to maintain and expand the meaning of patriotism, respect for our national symbols, the value of American citizenship and the unifying force of “e pluribus unum.” Senior Services North Fulton 770-993-1906 • A human services organization that provides case management, transportation, meals on wheels, homemaker services and referral services. SEWA International Atlanta •; A charity organization entirely run by dedicated volunteers from all sections of the community working together to serve humanity. STAR House Foundation • 678-3064600;; Seeks to support at-risk children by providing a nurturing environment with schoolbased activities, frequent communications with teachers, parents, school and community. United Way of Atlanta 404-614-1000 • Engages all segments of our community to drive sustainable change in education, income, health and homelessness while continuing to address urgent and basic human care.

Parent to Parent of Georgia 800-229-2038 • Provides one of the most meaningful sources of support -- another parent or family member who has experience living with a disability.

Veterans Alliance Honor Guard The mission is to perform military funerals with full honors for any deceased veteran of Forsyth, Dawson, Lumpkin, North Fulton or Hall counties.

Pi Beta Phi Atlanta Alumnae Club The Atlanta Alumnae Club focuses on socializing, philanthropy and promoting the values of Pi Beta Phi in all aspects of our lives.

Wildlife Rehabilitation Sanctuary of Ellijay • 706-276-2980 • wildlife@ellijay. com;; Our mission is to advance the conservation of indigenous species and their habitats through wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, release and public education.

SafeRide America 404-888-0887 • Serves public safety by providing proactive transportation solutions to help eliminate the two most common excuses given by impaired drivers: money and having their car with them.

The Young Democrats of North Fulton; The official Fulton County chapter includes members from all of Fulton County. However, we encourage the participation of local young Democrats from all counties in Georgia.




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Recycling Resources for the City of Milton Milton Grows Green (MGG) is interested in the preservation of natural resources and community education. Recycling is a major focus in many of our programs. All the trash haulers certified in the City of Milton are required by ordinance to offer residents a curbside recycling program at no additional cost. Standard items collected include paper of all types, cardboard, aluminum drink cans and plastic bottles. Check with your hauler about specific materials and containers. Most haulers now are offering 65-gallon recycling carts instead of the 18-gallon standard bins.

RESOURCES Bulky Trash Amnesty Days These events are a way to get rid of large items that you can’t or don’t want to put out at curbside. Items include old mattresses, grills, lawnmowers, electronics, etc.—but not paint, any chemicals or yard waste. Milton partners with the City of Roswell to schedule these events. Visit for more information on upcoming dates/events. Household Paint and Chemical Collection The City of Milton periodically funds a collection event where residents can properly dispose of paint and household chemicals. Sign up is available

here. For other options on disposing of paint, please see recycling resource list below. Bring One for the Chipper This event allows residents to recycle their Christmas trees the first Saturday in January at several locations around Milton. Trees are chipped into mulch, available free to schools and residents. Document Shredding and Electronics Recycling The City of Milton partners with community groups to offer document shredding and electronics events periodically.


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Aug 7 Parent’s Night Out (Ages 4 – 10 years old). 6-9 PM. Pizza dinner included. Bethwell Community Center, 2695 Hopewell Rd, 678-242-2489.

Sept 1 Late Registration Ends for Hopewell Baseball. For more information contact Parks and Recreation Director Jim Cregge

Aug 10 City of Milton Sunday Fall Development Basketball Deadline! 770-751-6674 or visit Aug 13 Milton Grows Green Meeting, 6:30 PM – 11:45 PM. Milton City Hall, 678242-2500

Sept 4 Parent’s Night Out (Ages 4 – 10 years old). 6-9 PM. Children will be entertained with games, playground time, dancing, crafts and instrument playing. Cost: $20/1st child, $5/sibling ($25 max). Four year olds may attend with an older sibling. Pizza dinner included. Bethwell Community Center, 2695 Hopewell Rd, 678-242-2489.

Aug 17 Better Together Meeting, 6 PM – 11:45 PM. Milton City Hall, Call 678-2422500

Sept 5 CPR Saturdays, 10 AM – Noon, first Saturday of the month at Milton Fire Station No. 43.

Aug 22 Better Together Business Connection Open House, 2 – 5 PM. Join Better Together, Milton's citizen volunteer committee, and the Crabapple Community Association for a business connection FREE event showcasing Blencoe & Co., Cheese & Mary, Hello Lovely, and Milton Pilates & Wellness. Braeburn Village, located at 12220 Birmingham Hwy.,

Sept 7 City of Milton offices closed for Labor Day Weekend Holiday.

First Day of School for Fulton County!

Aug 23 Fall Sunday Basketball Program Begins. Boys and Girls, 1st – 9th Grade. All levels of Play. Aug 24 Winter Recreation Basketball League Registration Begins. 770-751-6674 or visit Aug 31 Milton First Responders Golf Invitational, 9 AM. 2015 Golf Invitational, 9 a.m. at The Manor Golf and Country Club.

Sept 9 City Council Meeting, 6:00 PM – 11:45 PM. Milton City Hall Sept 12 Tabata Bootcamp Yoga Instructor Certification. Bethwell Community Center. 2695 Hopewell Rd. michelleLjernigan@ or Bulky Trash Amnesty Day, 8 AM to Noon. 678-242-2500 Sept 13 NFL Youth Football Board Meeting, 7-9 PM. Board meeting for New Found Life Youth Football. Contact Natalie Lester, 404-838-6722. Sept 17 Milton Police host FREE firearm and safety seminar, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Join Milton Police Department's Community Response Unit Thursday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. for a free Firearms Safety Seminar at Stonecreek Church, located

at 13540 Hwy 9. Sgt. Chris Ward at Sept 21 Better Together Meeting, 6 PM, Bethwell Comm. Center, 2695 Hopewell Rd.

October Oct 2 Parent’s Night Out (Ages 4 – 10 years old). 6-9 PM. Children will be entertained with games, playground time, dancing, crafts and instrument playing. Cost: $20/1st child, $5/sibling ($25 max). Four year olds may attend with an older sibling. Pizza dinner included. Bethwell Community Center, 2695 Hopewell Rd, 678-242-2489. Oct 3 Winter Recreation Basketball League Registration Ends. For more information, contact 770-751-6674 or visit CPR Saturdays, 10 AM – Noon. The classes, held the first Saturday of the month will be held at Milton Fire Station No. 43. 678-242-2500 Crabapple Fest, 10 AM – 5 PM. Historic Downtown Crabapple. The City of Milton and nonprofit Crabapple Community Association combine to put on a massive destination festival! City Council Meeting, 6 PM – 11:45 PM. Milton City Hall Oct 8 Milton Grows Green Meeting, 6:30 PM – 11:45 PM. Milton City Hall, 678242-2500 Oct 11 Fall Sunday Basketball Program Ends. Boys and Girls, 1st – 9th Grade. All levels of Play. 770-751-6674, Oct 31 Halloween! Happy Trick or Treating! Have Fun & Stay Safe! 77

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