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This issue is packed with Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holiday celebrations across zips 30075 and 30076. Dive in and read about what to do with your friends and families over the next two months. We have a special feature this issue about the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance and the Roswell Dance Theatre’s upcoming performance of The Nutcracker at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center from November 25th through December 4th. Learn more on page 26. Local chefs offer us their Thanksgiving side dish recipes---on page 53. Don’t miss all the many holiday events in Roswell by holding onto our events calendar on page 59. There is SO MUCH going on. And, as always check out our areas amazing list of restaurants on page 52.

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The Chattahoochee Nature Center has some fun “eco-friendly” holiday events, so be sure to view our CNC article on page 30. Small Business Saturday (this year falling on November 26th) has always been a favorite day for us here at Local Life Publishing. A day celebrated nationally to encourage everyone to “shop locally!” Stay home on Black Friday this year. Save your energy and money for the very next day and let’s keep our dollars in Roswell! Read more on page 44. The weather is cooling so let’s all bundle up and ride the rest of 2016 out with joy. Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Live locally! Warm Regards,

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From a Roswell High School graduate to the business world and back to Roswell, Tai Anderson has developed his brand on a national platform. But he never once considered cutting his ties to Roswell. His brand, TaiSpeak, originated from his involvement with the four-time Grammy winning band, Third Day. Known as “the business guy” among his bandmates, Tai found his passions for all things business and went on to pursue a career in the world of marketing. From this avenue, he engaged in blogging and realized he enjoyed not only public speaking, but also writing. Now, his involvement in Roswell incorporates all of the above, and he’s aiming to reach the great city of Roswell through TaiSpeak. After recognizing his passion for blogging, Tai tested out his skills following the high school football state championships, in which both the Roswell Hornets and the Blessed Trinity Titans competed for their respective divisions. Seeing the Roswell community in a sea of green at the Georgia Dome cheering on their students created such a sense of unity that he blogged about how to keep that same spirit alive in the city. From this post onward, Tai earned recognition for his blog and continued to stay deeply involved with his writing and Roswell. As his blog took off, Tai engaged in broadcasting podcasts as a way to reach the community, along with his other involvements. His podcasts have since grown into two divisions, CeoSpeak and TaiSpeak. Each series caters to its own audience and continues to attract listeners of all backgrounds. Beginning with TaiSpeak, he met with interesting people in the community and invited them onto his podcast. Discussions with figures such as the Police Chief of Roswell after the fatal shootings in Dallas truly engaged the public who yearned for more. He targets local issues in local cities becauses he does not Roswell to be the next big news story. “Our community is not divided. I don’t feel that division here like the news discusses, and I want to make sure we keep it that way,” Tai said. As a blogger, a businessman, a podcast advocate, and a football dad, Tai began to recognize a tie between all of his passions. While watching his three sons compete on their age-specific youth football


teams in Roswell Park, he recognized that, perhaps, football could be one avenue that truly brings the community together on every level. He chose to become involved in other ways than spectating by becoming a member of the Board for Roswell Park. Tai centers so much of his life around the park and football that he now announces Saturday games for youth football and is also on the Youth Football and Cheer Board working on player safety. As the announcer, Tai does more than just bluntly describe the play-by-plays. He makes it enjoyable and engaging for the crowd, so much so that he even introduces a healthy dose of sarcasm. With remarks about creating a fun environment for the kids, letting the coaches coach, and not focusing so much on the score but about the atmosphere, Tai has created a new sense of perspective to football in the park. He believes we’re all neighbors in a beautiful city enjoying sports with our kids, and he wants that to be outwardly portrayed. “I don’t want the division that’s so talked about today to come to Roswell, and I believe youth sports could be that catalyst,” Tai said. As he keeps up with his blogging, announcing and involvement, Tai is also the president of the Atlanta Chapter of the Recording Academy for the Grammys, working to give back to music and growing the industry in the state by hopefully bringing a musical expansion to the city of Roswell. He’s also now working more on his CeoSpeak podcast, as he realizes his neighbors are making a world impact straight out of Roswell. He discusses how CEO’s want to tell their stories in other ways than just through numbers on a spreadsheet, so he’s giving them just the way to do so. “We have so much potential in Roswell, including the schools, the parks, and the people, and we need to grow them smartly,” Tai said. “I believe we can be one of the best places to live in the country.”




Presented by Table and Main and Reformation Brewery on November 14th.

On November 14, Table & Main and Reformation Brewery are joining forces to bring you a truly special dining experience. For $85, guests will enjoy four courses carefully paired with Reformations brews, including trout tartare (Atlas Rye IPA), herb citrus crusted grouper (Union Belgian-style White Ale), coffee-rubbed duck breast (Stark Porter) and a Table & Main staple, banana cream pie ice cream sandwiches (paired with Providence Belgian-style Tripel). A reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are limited and available for purchase here: WHAT: Table & Main Reformation Dinner WHEN: 6 – 9:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14 WHERE: Table & Main, 1028 Canton St., Roswell 30075 TICKETS: $85 per person (including tax and gratuity 1st course Atlas – Rye India Pale Ale Trout tartare, roe, buttermilk, grapefruit, vanilla & fennel syrup, spent grain crackers 2nd course Union – Belgian Style White Ale Herb-crusted grouper, coriander, white beans, leeks, potlikker 3rd course Stark – Toasted Porter Coffee-rubbed duck breast, smoked farroto, figs, blue cheese


Dessert course Providence – Belgian Style Tripel Banana cream pie ice cream sammies, burnt fluff, caramel ABOUT TABLE & MAIN A simple, seasonal, and Southern dining experience, Table & Main offers a place for people to come and enjoy themselves at a cozy restored homestead on lively Canton Street in Roswell, Georgia. Diners enjoy quality dishes evocative of the South and home-style cooking like Chef Woody Back’s famous friend chicken that some patrons argue rivals grandma’s recipe. Table & Main proudly promotes itself as the place to get your bourbon on Canton Street with its well-stocked bourbon bar and beautiful patio where partakers can relax, surrender their troubles, and enjoy the hospitality and attention of the restaurant. For more information, menus and full contact information, please visit or call (678) 8695178. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. ABOUT REFORMATION BREWERY Reformation Brewery exists to redeem beer culture. Weaving brewing with living, we declare beer is a good gift and should be free: liberated from the shackles of societal extremes. Reformation reveres the foundational art and science of brewing passed down thousands of generations. Trend-averse, we create recipes to last centuries. Yeast-forward, crisp, full of aroma and flavor, and crafted within the renowned Etowah watershed of Woodstock, Georgia. Celebrating the reformer in you, we value authenticity, acceptance, story, humility, humor, and moderation. Reformation Brewery holds dear the moments communities enjoy together.



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New York Times and USA Today best-selling and Atlanta author Karen White’s newest Tradd Street mystery The Guests on South Battery (Berkley, Penguin Random House Publishing Group, January 2017) combines the ghostly atmosphere of a historic Charleston Battery home with the mystery of its bestowal to a stranger in a marvelously spellbinding story. Karen will be the guest speaker at a luncheon at The Mill Kitchen and Bar (590 Mimosa Blvd, Roswell, GA) on Jan. 9 at 11:30 am. Tickets (which include a signed book) are available by calling Bookmiser at 770-993-1555. On Jan. 10 at 6:30 pm the author will speak at FoxTale Book Shoppe (105 E Main St., Woodstock, GA). On Jan. 11 she will be featured at a "Sip and Sign" at 4:00 at The Book Exchange (2932 Canton Rd., Marietta, GA). She will also be at Barnes and Noble in Alpharetta, Ga on Jan. 11 at 7:00 pm. Protagonist Melanie Trenholm returns to work as a realtor following maternity leave to take on a client eager to sell her inherited home on South Battery. During their initial visit to the Pinckney mansion, Melanie experiences the “stench of decay”


and a “sense of foreboding permeating the space.” A woman who has been visited by ghosts—but not for more than a year— she feels the presence of spirits returning. The reader willingly suspends disbelief of the supernatural to become engrossed in a mystery of intertwined lives from the past pulsating in the present; lives involving the matriarch, her troubled daughterin-law, a sickly grandchild who died in the mansion, and a son who took a lover. The mansion’s atmosphere and mood are as captivating as the puzzling circumstances of its deceased residents. Temperatures drop suddenly. Flies swarm. A brass door knob turns without human touch. An antique china-faced doll moves furtively among locations to issue terse warnings. A collection of snow globes from vacation spots break open one by one onto the floor of an attic room where the child died. And perhaps most significantly, an amazing mural juxtaposing the mansion with structures from around the world disguises a hidden stairway. These details both enchant the reader and foster a gripping suspense. Karen White’s books have been nominated for numerous national prizes including the SIBA (Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance) Fiction Book of the Year, and she has twice won the National Readers’ Choice Award. Many of her 22 novels have appeared on various bestseller lists. In The Guests on South Battery, author Karen White expertly blends the real with the unreal, pulling the reader into a world where ghosts, both malevolent and caring, clash to affect the living.




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Calling All Singers! The winter holidays will be here before we know it, so the City of Roswell is beginning its search for singing groups for the annual Caroling on Canton event on December 4, 2016.

Singing groups of all sizes, ages and abilities are needed to participate—from civic groups and schools, to religious organizations and local businesses. On Sunday, December 4, residents and visitors are invited to stroll up and down Canton Street from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., listening to their favorite holiday tunes while sipping hot chocolate, warming up by the community bonfire and enjoying the seasonal celebrations of local merchants.

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The Roswell Police Department has partnered for four years with Target for Heroes and Helpers. Heroes and Helpers takes place this year on December 3rd. This is an event Roswell Police put on which provides Christmas gifts for local children. Each child will receive a $150 Target gift card that allows them to purchase Christmas gifts. Roswell Police Officers accompany the children throughout the store to help them with their shopping. This year marks the second year that the Roswell Police Department will raise money through our internal fundraiser called Brave Beards and Fearless Fingers. If the employee donates, they get to do one of three things. The uniformed personnel get to grow beards or paint their fingernails and civilian employees get to wear jeans on Fridays. Thanks to the generosity of the Roswell Police Department and Roswell City employees, we are able to assist 40 local underprivileged elementary school children with having a great Christmas holiday. Not sure who will have more fun, the kids or the officers!


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Roswell Charity Helps Break Cycle of Exploitation and Violence against Defenseless, Voiceless Young Women


While the world stands horrified at the kidnapping of more than 200 young girls in Nigeria by the terrorist group, Boko Haram, and rapes and deaths of women in India and Pakistan, “Forgotten Girls: Stories of Hope and Courage” provides critical insight and context for understanding the issues related to the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. Women and girls comprise more than 60 percent of the world’s illiterate, 80 percent of the world’s trafficked and 98 percent of all sex slaves. Millions of females suffer a lifetime of violence and injustice. Moved to compassion by these realities, Michele Rickett, co-author of “Forgotten Girls” with Kay Marshall Strom, and founder of She Is Safe (, traveled to some of the most high-risk places to tell the individual stories of women and girls mired in the seemingly unbreakable chain of exploitation. Along the way, she also discovered women and girls rising above their circumstances and paving new roads to hope and freedom. “The book tells stories of abused and enslaved girls who have overcome injustices and provides important action steps to address the conditions that leave girls vulnerable to being sold.”


Michele Rickett, Roswell resident and Founder and President of Roswell-based She Is Safe has led international outreach for over 20 years. Her life mission was born out of experiences living and working in Africa as a young missionary, where she learned that girls were often kept home to work, marry or be sold. In the mid-90s, as a young wife and mother, Michele began sharing with people about the abuse and slavery of girls in the developing world. This drew together a group of caring individuals; and they formed the initial board of directors with the mission to prevent, rescue and restore girls from these abuses in high risk, least reached places (red light districts, refugee camps, slums, garbage dump communities…) The focus of their efforts is in the busiest human trafficking corridor in the world. Yet, they also work to raise awareness and advocacy here in the US, as well. She Is Safe partnered recently with Scooter’s Coffee in Roswell to invite girls to a Tea Party for International Day of the Girl, raise awareness and funds to give girls and boys around the world safety training and a hotline number for help. Their Pantaloons and Protections project provides underthings for little girls who have none. Girls received a Paper Doll book to learn about girls around the globe and how SIS can help them stay safe and know they are loved. They have 21 people on staff: country directors, sector specialists, administrative personnel to help us benefit at least 15,000 individual women and girls each year.


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THERE IS NO MAJIC FORMULA that predicts who will be diagnosed with breast cancer and no one is absolutely not at risk for breast cancer. Breast cancer is typically most treatable when it is detected at earlier stages, so breast screening is a very important part of a woman’s health care plan. Most people don’t know that about 80 percent of people diagnosed with breast cancer do not have a relative who had the disease. That’s why it’s so important to get yearly check-ups and mammograms for anyone over the age of 40. Two easy ways to reduce your risk for breast cancer •Eat healthy •Stay fit

The most well-known examples are the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes; however additional breast cancer genes have been discovered as well. A harmful genetic mutation can be inherited from a mother or father. Each child of a parent who carries a mutation in one of these genes has a 50 percent chance (or 1 in 2) of also inheriting the mutation. Therefore, genetic testing is not just information for one person, but a whole family. Anyone considering testing should first speak with their doctor who can refer them to a genetic counselor, so all of the implications of testing can be discussed. Age is an important risk factor The time for average risk women to begin having yearly mammograms is age 40, but some doctors recommend beginning earlier depending on certain factors, like family history.

Because breast cancer has been associated with obesity, watching your diet and exercising are great lifestyle changes anyone can make (and they have benefits for other aspects of women’s health as well!)

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Throughout the last 38 years, the city of Roswell has seen updated housing, renovated roadways, additional dining options and so much more. In 1979, the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance created a unique dance experience and has since continued flourishing through 2016. Founded by Nancy Tolbert Yilmaz and Mary Lynn Taylor, the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance encompasses all avenues of dance from the heart of our precious, history-driven city. As a native of Roswell, Nancy Tolbert Yilmaz grew up among the dancing scene and has since thrived by incorporating her passion into a full-time career. “I have been dancing since I was three,” Nancy said. “I love what I do. It really is my dream job.” With such passion in place from the very beginning, the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance provides dancers of every age and skill level with a chance to excel at their desired rate. The school offers everything from summer camps for those testing the scene to a pathway to a professional dance career. From classes at their Roswell location to their pre-professional company: the Roswell Dance Theatre, 25 faculty members with proven results teach classes as some of the best in the business. Each class emphasizes that dance can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience and can contribute to physical development, posture, confidence and discipline. From its founding over three decades ago, the school now boasts 119 classes per week to over 1,000 students. Classes in the form of ballet, modern, jazz, acrobatics, contemporary, musical theatre, hip-hop, tap, aerial skills, and adult courses encompass a large portion of the School. Students who thrive in their classes also have the ability to accept entry into the renowned Roswell Dance Theatre, the resident performing company of the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance. The Roswell Dance Theatre forms top-level dancers through a rigorous schedule of classes and seasonal performances that offers the highest level of instruction and experience to those who excel in their field. By audition only, the Theatre selects dancers who portray an all-around knowledge and comfort in ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical and modern dance. The Theatre’s students utilize their skills in their classes and throughout the year at wide-scale performances for city-wide and national audiences. In its 28th year, this year’s Nutcracker performance by the Roswell Dance Theatre will showcase updated props, costumes, backdrops and the like for its annual two-week premier. As the largest and oldest Nutcracker performance in North Atlanta, over 350 cast members contribute to a total of 12 shows at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center from November 25 through December 3.

Ticket sales begin November 1 at 9 a.m. at Throughout the two-week period, schools will attend performances during the week. Girl Scouts anticipate their premier showing with backstage tours, and children enjoy activities like face painting and Santa greetings at their character breakfast and Sugar Plum Tea. Beginning from one annual show in 1988 to its current 12, The Nutcracker is a staple-piece among Roswell’s dance scene. Children from five years old through professional adult dancers contribute their time and passions towards the show’s production. The convenience of free parking and ease-of-entry at the Arts Center allow guests to return year after year for an impressive and astounding holiday performance. Other performances from the Roswell Dance Theatre include the upcoming Spring 2017 production of Sleeping Beauty, directed by Tracey Bayly, and eight public showings of the open school students’ End of the Year Recitals. Students also travel throughout the year, including during the first week of May when the Roswell Dance Theatre performs at the National Festival for Regional Dance America in Phoenix, AZ. The Roswell Dance Theatre has seen its time among many premier events, including the 1996 Olympics, the 2008 Super Bowl, and even some international dance endeavors to Spain, Australia and other incredible locations. Benefit concerts, like this year’s “Hugs from Young Choreographers,” which allowed 100% of the proceeds to fund Camp Grace, a charity for underprivileged children to attend summer camp. “Hugs” is directed and founded by Associate Director Mary Lynn Taylor and is the fall showcase that highlights the talents of the senior dancers at Roswell Dance Theatre by creating original choreography to perform with their selection of costumes, lighting and cast. With a full-time schedule, the Tolbert Yimaz School of Dance and the Roswell Dance Theatre absolutely utilizes the yearround curriculum to promote a professional atmosphere. Looking ahead, the Tolbert Yimaz School of Dance will be relocating to a new location in 2018 at the corner of Houze Road and Houze Way. The new space will double the size of the current site and host all that the current facility offers, plus more. With eight fully-equipped studios with custom- built sprung floors, high ceilings and state-of-the-art sound systems, along with a kitchen, dressing rooms, conference rooms, after-school rooms, costume room and internal viewing system for parents, the new building will offer all of these features and more. “We just ran out of space here,” Nancy Tolbert Yimaz said. “It’s a great problem to have!” Nancy credits the success of the school and the Roswell Dance Theatre to the Roswell community. She recognizes that the growth of the local performances and progress of the school could not have been possible without the city’s officials’ and residents’ continual support. JK TYSOD.COM


Roswell’s Southern Trilogy Hosts 2nd Annual

Twisted Tinsel The City of Roswell’s Southern Trilogy—consisting of Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall, and Smith Plantation—is hosting its 2nd Annual Twisted Tinsel Holiday Spectacular on Saturday, December 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The three Historic Homes will celebrate the holiday season with wacky winter activities at this free, family-friendly event. Visitors will have the opportunity to ride a trolley between the three antebellum mansions and participate in crazy games and enjoy holiday treats and twisted entertainment. Some of the highlights include: Barrington Hall: Yule-lympics, including candy cane limbo, fruitcake corn hole, angel photos, and an exciting ride on Rudolph the Red Nosed John Deere. Bulloch Hall: Ornament races, a train ride with President Teddy Roosevelt, s’mores and a Santa confessional booth. Smith Plantation: Ugliest holiday sweater contest, museum of the worst Christmas presents, oddball ornaments and a kooky cookie decoration station. In addition to the free activities outside, each festively decorated home may be toured for $5/person (children 12 and under are free). For more information, visit 28



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With winter comes the holidays. And with the holidays come time to spend with the family, reflecting on the important things in life.

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Around Roswell, the historic district is dressed to the nines. Bulloch Hall prepares for its wedding reenactment of Mittie and Thee; the town square has its annual Christmas tree lighting; Canton Street is a-caroling; and general merriment is in the air.

This holiday highlight brings you and your family up close with live reindeer, along with performances, winter crafts, face painting, hot cocoa, roasted marshmallows and more.

Likewise, at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, the holidays are in full swing, with several community events to celebrate. On Dec. 3, the CNC will hold its annual “Back to Nature Holiday Market,” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event is free to the public to attend, as a holiday gift to the community. Included in the market, beyond the holiday cheer, are over 40 local vendors who will bring their hand-made, unique and eco-friendly gifts. This includes all kinds of art, jewelry, candles, children’s gifts, bath products, food and more. Guests should note there is no ATM on the CNC property, and


Following this is the return of the popular “Reindeer Day” on Dec. 11, from noon to 4 p.m.

This is one of the Family Fun Day series of events held throughout the year. Each is sponsored by Northside Hospital. The Chattahoochee Nature Center is located on the Chattahoochee River in Roswell and sits on a beautiful site comprised of 127 acres of native plants and gardens that showcase the beauty of Georgia. The property includes a River Boardwalk, Discovery Center, wetland demonstration gardens and woodland trails that are home to over 50 species of injured, non-releasable wildlife. For 40 years, the Nature Center has continued to grow and reach out to citizens as a place to explore new ideas and expand the awareness of the natural world. For more about the CNC, visit or call 770992-2055. The CNC is located at 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, Ga. 30075.

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Thinking of Selling Your Home Over the Holidays? Street Neighborhood Price DOM 12655 Old Surrey Place Old Surrey Place 1,450,000 242 10970 Stroup Rd N/A 1,205,000 4 4536 Vendome Place Tiffany Place 960,000 160 210 Ansley Close Lakeside at Ansley 750,000 368 7030 Hunters Glen Place Huntington Estates 681,000 2 3167 Denton Place NE Edgewater Cove 660,000 21 1070 Etris Manor Drive Kingswood 639,900 142 9609 Loblolly Lane N/A 635,000 228 1040 Crossvine Rd Parkside 612,000 96 480 Thornwyck Trail Horseshoe Bend 575,000 158 3922 Mabry Rd Mabry Oaks 564,900 31 740 Abbeywood Dr Chickering 560,000 29 4556 Kettering Dr NE Coventry Green 535,000 12 515 Glynn Meadow Lane Edenwilde 515,000 5 135 Saddlebrook Ct Saddlebrook Forest 485,000 82 260 Kendemere Point Crabapple Pointe 465,000 15 9295 Stonemist Trace Northcliff 450,000 174 440 Millbank Place Willow Springs 442,000 24 230 Wexford Overlook Dr Wexford 435,000 4 385 Waverly Hall Circle Steeplechase 425,000 3 100 Huntington Court Huntington Park 415,000 45 610 Wood Work Way Studdiford 410,000 14 1320 Oakhaven Drive Brookfield Country Club 400,000 11 1025 Martin Lake Close Martins Landing 390,000 3 1045 Lake Charles Way Land of Lakes 380,000 48 4679 Glenforest Dr Hedgerow 372,000 11 510 Ayn Court Horseshoe Bend 360,000 18 2660 Hembree Grove Dr Hembree Grove 350,000 6 9120 Twelvestones Dr Twelvestones 342,000 15 3598 Kindlewood Ln NE Hedgerow 335,000 6 140 Farnworth Ln Camden Ridge 320,000 24 325 Ridge Court Spring Ridge 295,000 88 1195 Primrose Dr Crabapple Creek 285,000 6 110 Elaine Dr Pine Valley Estates 270,000 24 10920 Shallowford Rd Lake Charles Estates 263,500 2 385 Monivea Lane Greenway Hills 255,000 33 270 Sheringham Dr Kensington Square 235,000 3 91 Hillcrest Drive N/A 200,000 44 3000 Cedar Knoll Martins Landing 190,000 69 1296 Warsaw Rd Bent Willow 148,000 5




Selling a home over the holidays was once considered the height of folly. Everyone knows that spring is selling season… right? There may have been some truth to that in the past, but this year is different. And here’s why:

Demand exploded early this year and drove price increases unseen since 2006. Why? The economy is improving and buyers who have been waiting for the recovery decided to move. However, inventories were depleted and many buyers didn’t find the right house during buying season, were outbid in multiple offer scenarios or were too late and the house they thought was “the one” was under contract within hours. Beginning in August the market changed. Price increases slowed down and even fell in many markets. Inventories at some price points are back to normal. Buyers who were disappointed last spring are searching online real estate sites just looking for a house like yours. That said, there are still some obstacles, such as limited time frame and family distractions. Social events and bank holidays can limit showings and lender availability. Selling your home over the holidays: 1. Work with a professional real estate agent 2. Price to Sell 3. Stage Your Home 4. Target Your Marketing 5. Be Flexible

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The Best Little Flower Shop in Roswell is celebrating 30 years serving our community! Whether you prefer a look that is classic and traditional, modern and trendy, soft and romantic or unusual and offbeat, The Best Little Flower Shop in Roswell customizes flowers with you in mind. They’re a local Roswell, Georgia florist delivering courteous, professional service and the highest quality floral and gift items around. Their experienced designers can create floral designs that will complement any occasion and meet your budget and style expectations as well. They also offer daily delivery service to all local funeral homes and hospitals. Weddings, Funerals, Get Well, Holiday, School Functions, Anniversaries & Birthdays.

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When it’s time to plan a wedding, party or event... Our beautiful selection of high-quality flowers and eye-catching design styles are sure to bring rave reviews on your wedding day or at any festive occasion. Call our shop in advance at 770-642-7878 to schedule your consultation. They offer easy online ordering, call-in ordering, or stop by the retail shop in the Sprouts Market shopping Center at the corner of Mansell and Alpharetta Hwy. Open Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, Saturday 9am - 4:30pm, Closed on Sundays.




My name is Daniel Dailey. We are proud to have opened a restaurant in Roswell and have created 12 full time jobs and eight part-time jobs. In 11th grade I started with the Towne Lake/Woodstock Johnny's Pizza in August of 1998 as a dishwasher making $6.00/hour. By early 1999, I was cooking. I quickly earned the respect of my peers and the franchise owners. I worked my way into management. After I graduated college in 2003, the franchise owners opened a second location and promoted me to a salaried management position. My work ethic, reliability and the trust I earned paid huge dividends in 2007. The two franchise owners were brothers; and I was offered a chance to buy one of the two brothers out. I bought 45% of a two-restaurant corporation operating two Johnny's Pizza franchises.

With dreams of owning my very own franchise, I sold my 45% interest in 2015; and I started looking from Woodstock to South Carolina for the perfect location for my restaurant. I am thrilled to have settled on Roswell and have great dreams for this franchise! With the help of my wife, father in-law and cousin; we built just about everything in the store, including an amazing covered patio structure. We opened in July and things are going well. Come visit us--We want to meet all our new neighbors! We are located at 550 W Crossville Road, next to Scooter’s Coffee, about a quarter of a mile East of Woodstock Road. Order online at or call 678-878-4241. Daniel Dailey and Carla Dailey, Owners/Operators



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Roswell, we’d like to say hello. We’re in the business of ah-mazing coffee, specialty espresso drinks, fruit smoothies, pastries and teas. But, our real specialty is making you smile. Every. Single. Time.


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Roswell is home to the newest and most advanced Assisted Living and Memory Care community in the area. If you are searching for care beyond the family for a senior, you’ll find a stunning combination of professional care and elite luxury living at the Georgian Lakeside. The aromatic coffee bistro lights up each morning as the sunrise shines through large windows. It’s the perfect place to start the day with family and friends before enjoying breakfast in the dining room, which overlooks a secluded and picturesque private lake. This safe community is designed to deliver a high quality of life for each senior. Residents can visit the Salon or gather with friends on the patio by the lake. We also have a movie theater with surround sound and a room dedicated to crafts. Our Director of Excitement always has interesting things for the residents to do, including participating in fitness activities and exploring the world using a cutting-edge computer program. When needed, residents can find rest in their spacious private suites. Each of these suites features separate climate controls for individual comfort. Amid this striking environment, care is at the core of the Georgian Lakeside. Our Care Team focuses on providing accurate and accountable care to each resident, according to their needs. Strict attention is given to medications, which are delivered to residents only as prescribed by their physicians. The team is always ready to help residents who need greater assistance. Memory care at the Georgian at Lakeside is dignified and closely mirrors the assisted living lifestyle. These special residents maintain their privacy in individual suites and enjoy the use of an “endless” hallway that overlooks a colorfully landscaped courtyard. Please call for your exclusive private tour. Once you experience the Georgian Lakeside, you understand why it is Assisted Living Like You’ve Never Seen Before!SM



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From the day your family member moves in, our one predictable price covers everything from medication administration, group outings, around the clock resident assistants, to three lovely dining experiences a day, and a lot more. Residents have the care they need when they need it, at one price. Let ordinary Assisted Living and Memory Care communities increase rates to care more. At The Georgian Lakeside, you’ll enjoy one simple rate for all the care you need.

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Claudia and Mayor Wood Host Christmas Party The “public-private” event is December 1st; and their co-hosts are Bob Hagan and Carol Abreu.


Roswell’s Mayor Jere Wood and First Lady Claudia Wood open their home to the City of Roswell during the holidays to celebrate not only the season, but also the community of Roswell. For the fourth year in a row, their co-hosts are their Roswell neighbors, Bob Hagan and Carol Abreu. Together, they will host a Christmas party on December 1, 2016 from 6-10 pm that is both a private event and open to the public via reservation. “We love to have as much community involvement as we can,” Claudia said. With enjoyable cuisine and cocktails available, all in attendance are sure to relish the evening and kickstart their holidays in an upscale and welcoming fashion with their neighbors. Each year’s event is themed with decor and dining. Roswell High School’s string orchestra always performs for guests for an evening that’s as memorable as your family’s holiday traditions. By opening the party to the public, Mayor Wood and Claudia are able to mingle with citizens of Roswell and cherish old and new friendships and relationships that are so meaningful during the holiday season. To attend this profound evening, please RSVP by November 15 to Claudia at Bob and his family own and operate Sterling Healthcare, with offices in the Roswell area. Aside from business, however, Bob Hagan’s commitment to Roswell is a long-standing mission that has earned him the title, “Mr. Roswell,” according to Claudia. Bob has an esteemed tradition of serving the Roswell area, having held positions on the boards of 18 charitable organizations.


Last year, he was the District Governor for the Roswell Rotary Club. Simply put, Bob and Carol devote much of their time to Roswell and they are esteemed hosts for the Christmas party by all in attendance. The Woods welcome Roswell citizens to their home several times throughout the year for festive mixers, fundraisers and functions. A recent Octoberfest event held at their home entertained over 150 guests with a hotdog and chili fest that left their tastebuds tingling long after the event concluded. The scene was that of good food and friends on a cool, Fall evening. The Woods and their guests always enjoy this October outing. Looking forward to 2017, the Woods will host the first Bowties, BBQ, and Brew fundraiser on March 18, which will feature a BBQ cook-off for prize winnings. All funds accumulated through Bowties, BBQ and Brew will assist three local charities, two of which are the Roswell Handicap Field and the Child Development Association (CDA.) CDA is an organization close to the hearts of Claudia and Bob, both of whom serve on the board. In yet another unique event, the Woods hosted an art show, “An evening in Paris,” featuring the European style landscapes and portraits of Paris artist Anthony Palliser. The event raised over $7,500 in funds to the Roswell Handicap Field. Also slated for spring 2017 will be a “birthday bash” to honor Malone Dodson, former Minister of Roswell United Methodist Church, one of Georgia’s largest United Methodist congregations. Known throughout Roswell for his incredible passion and earnestness, Dodson’s 80th birthday will kick-off the 2017 seasonal soirees and will benefit the local charity of CDA. Mayor Wood and Claudia both anticipate and envision a fast-paced and memorable year, as they intend to showcase Roswell and bring the city together in support of the community and local charities.


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Facial Rejuvation Acupuncture By Melissa Mulvaney, MAE, DipIAC, LAc Remedy Healing Arts (


Facial rejuvenation acupuncture (FRA) has become a sought after procedure for celebrities and those looking for an all-natural, less invasive treatment without the side effects and risks of surgery, injections and peels. It is virtually painless and requires no downtime. FRA is a great option for many women (and men) seeking a refreshed look not only to their face, but to their neck and décolleté as well. Most will see five to ten years taken off of their appearance with results lasting two to five years with maintenance. FRA is for those with fine lines, deep wrinkles, dark circles, drooping eyelids, puffiness, age spots, large pores, dry skin, and acne. Different protocols may require from ten to twenty treatments, and costs range from $1000 to $2500 depending on the practitioner’s rates. FRA treatments fight aging by stimulating acupuncture points on the body. The practitioner inserts very fine needles into the face to encourage circulation. This technique, also known as collagen induction therapy, creates minute trauma in the skin dermis, bringing collagen and elastin to the area. Many clients are pleasantly surprised by the additional benefits of improved sleep, digestion, and stress relief.

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Not everyone is a good candidate for FRA. Generally, people in poor health are less likely to see good results. It is not recommended for people with heart disorders, diabetes mellitus, unregulated high blood pressure, asthma, for those with pacemakers or bleeding disorders, or those with migraines. At my office, I screen clients over the phone. We discuss diet and lifestyle habits. Good candidates can expect twelve FRA visits which last 90 minutes each and treat the whole body. Recommendations for skincare, supplements, and at-home maintenance tools are made to accelerate and extend the results of FRA treatments. ‘Tis the season for glowing, healthy skin for all of those holiday get-togethers and office parties! Let us help. Call us for a complimentary consultation today.

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Shop Small is a nationwide movement to celebrate small businesses every day and to help communities thrive. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business SaturdayÂŽ is the cornerstone of American Express Shop Small efforts.

#ShopSmall. Find new small businesses in your community through the Shop Small Map at

While Small Business Saturday is highlighted as a special day when we can show our support as a nation for small business owners and our communities, the Shop Small Movement is a yearround campaign to celebrate and support small businesses every day.

In 2012, EVERY STATE IN THE UNION from Washington D.C., to Washington State, governors, mayors, and President Obama championed Small Business Saturday. In 2013, thousands of NEIGHBORHOODS CELEBRATED THE DAY as the day continued to grow, with more individuals and local organizations pledging to support the day as Neighborhood Champions.

Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Learn more at shopsmall. com/about.

The first-ever Small Business Saturday took place on Nov 27, 2010. It encouraged people across the country to support small, local businesses. In 2011, THE DAY BECAME OFFICIAL when the United States Senate unanimously passed a resolution of support for Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday is celebrated on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year’s Small Business Saturday is November 26, 2016

In 2014, SMALL BUSINESSES OWNED THE DAY when American Express encouraged small business owners to take charge of the day, helping them promote their businesses with free personalized ads, which appeared millions of times across the web. An estimated $14.3 billion was spent at small businesses across America that day.

As a consumer, you're a key part in helping small businesses thrive. By shopping or dining at small businesses throughout the year, you're showing your support for the small businesses in your neighborhood in the community you call home.

2015 was ONE FOR THE BOOKS. Shoppers supported their neighborhood businesses like never before, continuing to embrace the day as a holiday shopping tradition. 95 million shoppers went out and seized the day for small businesses.

As a consumer, you can support small business in lots of ways. You can go shopping or dining at a local small business, invite friends to shop with you, or share on your social networks where you

So, skip Black Friday and rather than shop online or at Big Box retailers this holiday season, come out to support your neighbor business owners and shop small!



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Dogs with Thunder Phobia or



Many dog owners wonder why their pet becomes so nervous and sometimes even frantic during a thunderstorm. “STORM DOGS” have varying degrees of nervousness during storms. Some dogs may just feel the need to be closer to their owners. Others may pace and pant. Some pets literally PANIC and freak out during a storm. Many clients have told stories of their dog tearing up furniture, digging through sheetrock, shredding carpeting and some pets have even broken through windows as the panic escalates in a storm. This type of behavior usually happens when owners are away during a thunderstorm. Thunder Phobia is not uncommon and most pets don’t grow out of it. Many times pets will actually develop this issue as they get older. Certain breeds that display higher levels of separation anxiety, or pets with more nervous tendencies seem to be more affected. No one really knows all of the causes or triggers that cause this panic in a storm but many pets may start to be uneasy before there is any sign of a thunderstorm. Many speculate that it is a change in barometric pressure that the dog may sense which starts the nervousness. Then the thunder begins in the distance and the pet becomes more nervous. Then the high winds loud


claps of thunder and lightening begin and this is usually when the pet hits panic mode. Some experts say that a pets coat may actually pick up the static from the electrical storm and create shocking sensations. Many pets that are scared in a storm are also afraid of backfiring cars, gun shots and fireworks, which lead many to think it is just more of a fear of loud noises. It is very difficult to find a remedy when you have a pet that panics during a storm. First of all, a well trained pet that listens to your command is a benefit. Babying the pet during this kind of behavior may only encourage the same behavior next time a storm rolls around. Having a special place for your dog, such as a crate that you can cover with a blanket may be helpful in making your pet feel more secure. Many clients have to resort to medications that will sedate the pet or use Benadryl in a higher dosage to create a drowsy affect so the dog is not so panicky. Always consult your veterinarian for proper dosing of any medication. Several years ago a product known as the thunder coat came out for pets. Many clients use them and like the affect they get when there pet is in panic mode during a storm. The best way to possibly remedy this problem is slow methodical conditioning. Starting at a very young age and remaining consistent. Using a hair dryer starting on low and working your way up so your dog gets used to the sound. Walking your dog near an area where there is car noise. Getting your pet as used to as many sounds and loud noises as possible may help condition your pet away from this behavior. There is no perfect explanation or solution but Thunder phobia is not pleasant for the pets or their owner.



Looking for something therapeutic for THERAPEUTIC SUMMER DAY CAMP a r n Mo re / R e g i st e r a c a d e my a t n o r t h f u l t o n . o rg your child this summer? Can’t make the LAefun-fi lled, exciting, therapeutic summer day camp weaving sensory integration and therapeutic commitment to a full summer camp? June 6 - 30 Tiny Tots Group•ages 2-3, Mon/Wednesdays Kinetic Kids Group•ages 7-11, Tues/Thursdays July 5 - 29 Sonic Sprouts Group•ages 4-6, Wed/Fridays Teen Dream Group•ages 12+, Tues/Thursdays

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Custom Software Can Improve Your Business

id enterprises, inc 2301 Macy Drive•Roswell, Ga 30076 (770) 587-5223•

Are you still trying to fit your company to off the shelf software? (a creative development of id enterprises, inc.)

THE MERE MENTION OF SOFTWARE causes some people to hyperventilate. Are you one of those people? Using software is a bit like getting married. If each party gives only 50%, it will fail. Both must give 100%. Does your software give you 100%? We all hate those software updates, especially the ones that will take no time. Translation, you will possibly be down a long time! Oh Joy. The thought of new software is even worse. Trying to learn new procedures is always difficult. Of course, then the software errors occur and the blame game begins. Software is a mixed blessing. I like to say software and computers are a cursed blessing, or a blessed curse, depending on your viewpoint. But software does not have to be your enemy at all. It can be tailored to fit your business, not your business fitting the software. Imagine, a screen that follows the way you want things done. One that parallels your business model and procedures? Even mundane software such as back office accounting can be made to fit your business. Most people and companies simply accept performance mediocrity as a way of life. Demand that your software work for you. Demand 100% from both parties and the marriage will work. After all, the computer is your slave, not the reverse! Tnx…id



Are you over 60?


By Ann-Marie Giglio, Owner, CoreMatters

Once we reach a certain age, whatever that number might be, a few things come into focus. Our priorities and goals shift. And our lives change. 

For me, living a full, independent and physical life became especially important when I hit 60. Suddenly, I could see the end of my life. The clarity was startling. I think about it EVERY day. Meanwhile, people around me were breaking down. Friends and family were diagnosed with chronic conditions. My own father lost his will to live because he could no longer DO anything. When he had a stroke, he wasn’t interested in getting better. He saw no purpose in returning to his less than active state. That opened my eyes.  It was no longer a question of what I looked like. The question became, and still is, what can I DO? How healthy and active can I be? Can I keep “playing” with my kids? My future grandkids? Can I still travel? Learn new things? Contribute to the world? I quickly realized I would need more than a strong desire. I would need to BE strong, as strong as possible, as soon as possible! But when you begin your quest during middle age, what is the best path?  What is the safest, most efficient way to become strong? At

CoreMatters, we work to answer that question every single day. Often, our clients are completely out of shape when they start working with us, but they want to be better and they are willing to try new things. That’s a perfect fit because our services are unlike any other. We have carefully taken the best of all programs and crafted a system that works no matter where you start, from beginner to elite. From the past 8 years of exploring programs, StrongFirst Girya Kettle bells, THE best core workout on the planet, has emerged as my favorite. It’s just one of the many strategies we use at CoreMatters. The SFG method embodies the best of all worlds. It’s safe, effective, and efficient. It teaches us that intensity and kindness to our bodies go together. It gives us the freedom of setting aesthetic goals aside, and improving performance above all else. It makes EVERYTHING we do better. It teaches us a mind/body practice with a goal to polish form rather than chase reps or increase weight lifted. Our bodies change as a side effect. I am stronger (not bulkier) and leaner. More flexible and balanced. It really is the “gentler side of strength.”  SFG Practitioners believe that strength has a greater purpose: to be able to volunteer and be useful during an emergency, to age without becoming a burden, to be the absolute best version of yourself.  CoreMatters is extremely proud to be Roswell’s only SFG studio.

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CoreMatters takes the best of all fitness programs and creates a program uniquely ours – and yours. Custom fit to meet your goals and schedule. If you hate big box gyms, pick up the phone and call us today to schedule your free consultation.

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Chiropractors, Not Just "Back Doctors"



Although true, we do specialize in treating many back relating issues, but it's not solely the back itself that we are concerned with. Under the skin and muscles of the back are your back bones (spinal column) which house and protect your life line-the SPINAL CORD. There are 24 moveable bones of your spinal column and when they misalign this could put pressure or pinch on the nerves that exit between them. When this happens the nerves that are supplying the muscles, tissues, end organs, get pinched or irritated and cause improper signaling or intended messages at 100%, from the brain, thus creating dysfunction within your whole body. Dysfunction could show up as pain, tingling, numbness, headaches, thyroid problems, heart disease and auto immune issues, etc. Why? When our bodies don't perform the way we want them to, regardless of how we are treating them, we tend to look outside of ourselves for the fix or cure?? Why do we think that a pill, potion or lotion will fix things from the outside in? In most cases, this just cover up the symptom or ailment temporarily, but does not fix the problem. No matter what age you are, consider seeing a chiropractor if you experience frequent pain in your neck, back or joints, headaches/migraines, arms and legs, or intense soreness following accidents. Those are just a few of the many reasons why you should consider chiropractic today. It may change your life.


Roswell is tickled about

Pickled Pink Foods Jim Lawlor is the man behind the curtain of local gourmet food company, Pickled Pink Foods. Jim and

his partner, Charlie Stephenson, were inspired to start the business in 2013 with the discovery of some old Southern pickling recipes passed down from Charlie’s family in Alabama. When a friend at the Southern Living test kitchen said, “They’re old fashioned, southern and there are not a lot like them on the market,” the pair decided to ramp up. They were off and rolling after receiving orders from 93 clients in 19 states for their flagship Sweet Gourmet Pickles at their first trade show in Atlanta.

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The company has expanded the product line to include more recipes that are dripping with Southern style and flavor, including Spiced Watermelon Pickles, Sweet Heat Jalapenos, Gourmet Jalapeno Pickles, Pickled Okra, and Pickled Peaches. The newest flavor, Smokin’ Okra, was released this spring, with Pickled Peaches, and a Vidalia Onion and Peach Relish coming out before the holiday season. The company does not have a retail storefront, preferring to sell through wholesalers and directly from its website (pickledpinkfoods. com). You can find Pickled Pink products for your upcoming holiday relish tray at your favorite locavore outlets like Cheeses and Mary, Wilbur and Rudy’s, and Roswell Hardware. The brand is also available nationally in The Fresh Market, the southeastern region of the Sprouts chain, and over 2,500 other retail distribution points in the US, Canada, and the UK. Pickled Pink sounds like a big operation. But, surprisingly, it has only two full time employees…Lawlor as the daily do-it-all operator, and Stephenson providing financial accounting and marketing support. The company uses a local co-packer to assist in jarring the product, as well as to scale up Gramma’s original recipes. But it is Lawlor himself that orchestrates operations and pushes growth of the Pickled Pink empire out of a small office right here in Roswell. Pickled Pink is also “Pickled for a Purpose.” A portion of all profits goes to Hunter’s Hotline (www.huntershotline. org). Stephenson’s family established the non-profit charity in honor of his son, who passed away in 2004.


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Restaurant & Dining Guide


1920 Tavern 4 Season Wings Adele’s on Canton Alessio’s Restaurant Amalfi Ristorante American Gra-Frutti Anchors Seafood Anna Lee’s Appletree Deli Aqua Blue Asian Kitchen Athens Greek Rest Atlanta Bread Co Banjara Indian Barberitos Bella Italia Big Pie In The Sky The Big Ketch Bistro VG Borocco Restaurant Brookwood Grill Carlisle’s Pizza Tavern Ceviche Taqueria Chaplins Chicago’s Restaurant Coldbrews Sports Bar Counter Craft Kitchen & Brew Davinci’s Diesel Pizza & Pub Douceur de France Dreamland Bar-B Que El Jinete Mexican El Porton Mexican El Zarape Etris Kitchen & Bar Fickle Pickle Flying Biscuit Cafe Foundation Social Ety Grand Champion BBQ Greenwoods HOLA! Taqueria & Bar Hooligans Houck’s Grille Hugo’s Oyster Bar Ibiza Tapas & Grill India Chef Restaurant Ippolito’s



948 Canton St 1580 Holcomb Bridge Rd 1169 Canton St 640 W Crossville Rd 292 S Atlanta St 1007 Mansell Rd 900 Mansell Rd 425 Market Place 11706 Alpharetta Hwy 1564 Holcomb Bridge Rd 2300 Holb Bridge Rd. 10753 Alpharetta Hwy 640 Crossville Road 10745 Alpharetta Hwy 10779 Alpharetta Hwy 880 Marietta Hwy 1010 Mansell Rd 1105 Canton St. 70 W Crossville Rd 555 S. Atlanta St 880 Holcomb Bridge Rd 1132 Canton St 963 Canton St 555 S Atlanta St 4401 Shallowford Rd 880 Holcomb Bridge Rd 850 Mansell Rd 550 W Crossville Rd 2500 Old Alabama Rd 994 Alpharetta St 1173 Alpharetta St 10730 Alpharetta Hwy 4681 Woodstock Rd 11190 Alpharetta Hwy 880 Atlanta St 12020 Etris Rd 1085 Canton St 10779 Alpharetta Hwy 1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd. 4401 Shallowford Rd 1087 Green St 688 Holcomb Bridge Rd 8440 Holcomb Bridge Rd 10930 Crabapple Rd 10360 Alpharetta St 11235 Alpharetta Hwy 720 Holcomb Bridge Rd 2270 Holcomb Bridge Rd


(770) 998-3114 (678) 534-5018 (770) 594-0655 (770) 640-8099 (770) 645-9983 (770) 587-5874 (678) 242-8962 (770) 998-0086 (770) 475-2001 (770) 643-8886 (770) 587-5678 (770) 552-8599 (770) 650-0069 (678) 691-6521 (678) 460-7373 (770) 640-8000 (770) 993-5577 (770) 993-5749 (770) 993-1156 (404) 474-1332 (770) 587-0102 (770) 594-8118 (678) 461-4025 (770) 642-6981 (770) 993-7464 (678) 639-7297 (678) 461-9661 (770) 594-8118 (770) 649-0555 (770) 641-1080 (770) 650-1173 (678) 352-7999 (770) 650-0850 678) 393-0100 (770) 998-6553 (770) 545-8650 (770) 650-9838 (770) 594-9522 (770) 641-8877 (770) 587-4227 (770) 992-5383 (470) 242-5661 (678) 367-2841 (770) 993-8000 (770) 993-5922 (770) 772-4422 (770) 817-0661 (770) 992-0781

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Local Chefs Graciously Offer

Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes Osteria Mattone/Table & Main’s Executive Chef Woolery Back was kind enough to share his recipe for Cranberry Kumquat just in time for Thanksgiving.

Foundation Social Eatery’s Chef and Owner Mel Toledo also kind to share his wonderful recipe for Roasted brussels sprouts and sherry bacon vinaigrette.

CRANBERRY KUMQUAT 6 ounces kumquats quartered lengthwise and seeds removed 20 ounces fresh cranberries 1.5 cups sugar 1 cup honey 2 cups water

ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS 1 Cup small diced bacon 1 Cup small diced shallot 1 TBSP rosemary and thyme, finely chopped ¼ Cup sherry vinegar ¼ Cup maple syrup 2 TBSP EVOO 5 Cups brussels sprouts, roasted 2 TBSP toasted bread crumbs

Bring sugar, honey and water up to a boil in a sauce pot. Add kumquats and cook them till the skin is translucent. Using a slotted spoon remove kumquats from the sugar water. Add cranberries and turn heat down to a simmer. Cook until the cranberries become soft. About 11 minutes. Add kumquats and chill till ready to use. This recipe can be made up to five days ahead of time Table & Main, 1028 Canton Street Osteria Mattone, 1095 Canton Street •

Slowly cook bacon until crispy, render out bacon fat. Remove and reserve bacon. Sautee shallots, rosemary, & thyme in the rendered bacon fat, cook until tender. Add crispy bacon back to the pan. Add sherry vinegar and maple syrup. Bring to a boil. Add EVOO, toss with roasted brussels sprouts. Top with toasted bread crumbs. Foudation Social Eatery,1570 Holcomb Brg Rd.




Restaurant & Dining Guide




Johnny’s Pizza 550 W Crossville Rdq Keegan’s Public House 4401 Shallowford Rd Little Alley Steak 955 Canton St LongHorn Steakhouse 900 Mansell Road Lucia’s Italian 4705 Woodstock Rd Lucky’s Burgers/Brew 1144 Alpharetta St Manuel’s Tavern 625 West Crossville Rd Mac McGee’s Irish Pub 936 Canton St Mellow Mushroom 935 Woodstock Rd Melting Pot 1055 Mansell Rd Mill Kitchen & Bar 590 Mimosa Boulevard Milton’s Cuisine 800 Mayfield Rd Mom’s Table 1207 Canton St Monterrey Mexican 2300 Holcomb Bridge Rd NOCA 1170 Canton St Nosh Table & Tap 11255 Woodstock Rd 500 Oak Street Cafe 45 Oak St Oli + Ve 1003 Canton St Olive Garden Italian 905 Holcomb Bridge Rd Osteria Mattone 1095 Canton St OTP Tap & Grill 1475 Holcomb Bridge Rd Outback Steakhouse 655 Crossville Rd. Pastis Restaurant 928 Canton St Peach & The Porkchop 12040 Etris Rd Peachtree Diner 915 Holcomb Bridge Rd Pearl Raw Bar 959 Canton Street Pho & Com Asian Grill 915 Woodstock Rd Plum Café 1055 Canton St Provinos Italian 1255 Grimes Bridge Rd Public House 605 Atlanta St Pure Tauqeria 1143 Alpharetta St Rice Thai Cuisine 1104 Canton St Roswell Farmers Mkt 555 Atlanta St S Roswell Tap 1090 Alpharetta St Roux On Canton 946 Canton St Salt Factory 952 Canton St Slope’s BBQ of Roswell 34 E Crossville Rd Spiced Right Ribhouse 635 Atlanta St Stax Burger Bar 690 Holcomb Bridge Rd Stoney River 10524 Alpharetta Hwy Sugar Shack In Back 1085 Canton St Swallow + Hollow 1072 Green St Table & Main 1028 Canton St. Taco Mac 685 W Crossville Rd Taqueria Tsunami 1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd Tara Humata 12050 Etris Rd Tokyo Bay Buffet 925 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Tutto Kitchen and Bar 942 Alpharetta St Vin 25 25 Plum Tree St VUU Asian Bistro 880 Woodstock Rd Zoës Kitchen 1105 Woodstock Rd


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pizza $ Irish, Pubs $$ Steakhouse $$$$ Steakhouse $$ Italian $$ Burgers $$ American $$ Irish, Pubs $$ Pizza $$ Fondue $$$ Southern $$$ Southern $$$ Home Cooking $ Mexican $$ American, Bar $$$ Gastropubs $$ American $$ oil/vinegars $ Italian $$ Italian $$$ American $$ Steakhouse $$ French $$ Southern $$ Diner $$ Seafood $$$$ Vietnamese $ Sandwiches $$ Italian $$ American $$ Tex-Mexican $$ Thai $$ Farmer’s Mkt $ American $$ Cajun, Creole $$ American, Bar $$ BBQ $ BBQ $$ Burgers $$ Steakhouse $$$ Café, Bakery $ BBQ $$ Southern $$$ Mexican, Bar $$ Asian Fusion $$ Mexican $$ Japanese $$ Italian $$ Wine Bar $$ Asian Fusion $$ Mediterranean $$



Feasting on Fish During the Holidays By Kathleen Hulsey,

I love the winter holidays. But like many, enjoying parties or hosting holiday dinners sometimes get lost in the crush of too much to do and not enough time to do it. However, it’s important to take time to establish and continue traditions, especially for families with children. In the same way that children enjoy watching the same movies over and over again because they are confident in the outcome, traditions provide a sense of security to us all. Cooking holiday dinners is a perfect way to continue traditions while expressing love for friends, family, co-workers and customers. On Christmas Eve, many customers prepare a traditional Italian dinner called The Feast of Seven Fishes. And, it’s just that – an incredible dinner featuring seven different kinds of fish. Each year, my daughter Sara and I help customers plan their menu around the eclectic selection of fresh seafood available at Kathleen’s Catch Fresh Fish Markets. While it may sound intimidating, we can get that seafood count up to seven in just a few dishes. Seafood spreads, shrimp trays and raw oysters for appetizers are ready-made from Kathleen’s Catch. A seafood stew can take a few different species (white fish and oysters), and a Paella or Cioppino dish gets that number up to seven in a hurry! The tradition of eating seafood on Christmas Eve began back in ancient Rome as a Catholic fast prohibiting eating red meat before Christmas Day. Today, the Feast of Seven Fishes is part of our modern culture spanning many faiths for several reasons; two important ones being that fish is a high-protein, low carb food, and fish is quick and easy to prepare! Here are some suggestions for your holiday parties and Christmas Eve dinner. For more ideas, see me at Kathleen’s Catch, and you can also order your Cioppino kit for pickup during Christmas week. For recipes, visit •

Caviar – Christmas Eve with Champagne or a Christmas morning extravagance

Lobster – whole boiled lobster, fried or broiled tails, spreads, salads

Shrimp – boiled, steamed, roasted, fried, grilled, scampi with fettucine

Grilled – Swordfish, Grouper, Kampachi, Salmon

Oysters – raw on the half shell, grilled, in a stew and my favorite: Rockefeller

Clams - with Linguini, chowder, fried or in a Cioppino

Calamari – fried or in Paella

King crab legs

Salt-baked whole fish

Gumbo, stew or chowder – add several kinds of fish to a creamy both

On behalf of everyone at Kathleen’s Catch Fresh Fish Markets, we wish you and your family a wonderful and blessed holiday season! Recognized as one of Atlanta’s influential women entrepreneurs, Kathleen Hulsey is the proprietor of Kathleen’s Catch ( two popular family-operated locations in the Johns Creek (9810 Medlock Bridge Rd.) and Milton (12660 Crabapple Rd.) communities. Her daughter, Sara, is the manager of the Milton location.



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Local Business Helps End Hunger

at Crabapple Middle


A local business is doing its part to help hungry families at one Roswell area school. VENZA, a company that delivers security solutions to the hospitality industry collected food for an organization at Crabapple Middle School called Huskies Helping Huskies (HHH). “Quarterly, the VENZA team fires up the grill and plays hooky on a Friday afternoon to celebrate our relationships and the great work we do together,” explained Daniel Johnson, VENZA Chief Operations Officer. “Our company works to never lose sight of how fortunate we are. It’s for that reason each of our gatherings incorporates an element of community stewardship.” “To simply receive the abundant donation VENZA bestowed on our students is heartwarming at a minimum and a reminder of why our community is so special,” said Becky Nelson, Executive Director of Huskies Helping Huskies. Nelson says the non-profit’s biggest focus is on families who do not have sustainable food for the weekends and holidays. “It is hard to attend and be attentive when you are hungry,” said Nelson.  For this month’s BBQ, VENZA employees collected non-perishable food items such as snacks, pasta, canned goods, peanut butter and more. “We hope our contributions to Huskies Helping Huskies will bring relief to those in need,” added Johnson. 

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“These items will go directly to our identified students who simply do not have food in their home,” said Nelson. “Thank you, Venza for simply providing needed resources without being solicited. You learned of our mission and you just simply stepped up.” For more information about how you can help, please check out Huskies Helping Huskies on Facebook or email




In Roswell, we celebrate so many diverse religious and cultural traditions and faiths. Faith is a big part of who we are at Roswell Magazine. This time of year, we take the time to honor all of our neighbors’ special holiday celebrations! ROSWELL JEWS celebrate Hanukkah later than usual this year! Hanukkah 2016 begins December 24 and ends in the evening of Sunday, January 1st. The first candle of the menorah is lit at nightfall of December 24th. Hanukkah is an eight-day festival of light that begins on the eve of the Jewish month of Kislev and celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, of purity over adulteration, of spirituality over materiality. More than twenty-one centuries ago, the Holy Land was ruled by Syrian-Greeks. A small band of Jews defeated them and reclaimed their Temple. When they sought to light the Temple’s menorah (seven branched candelabrum) they found only a single cruse of olive oil. Miraculously, the one-day supply burned for eight days, until new oil could be prepared under conditions of ritual purity. Local Jews and their families celebrate for eight days, giving gifts each day. Children get excited and Jews celebrate many activities around town. Roswell Jews attend service at Temple Beth Tikvah on Coleman Road and Congregation Beth Hallel on Pine Grove Rd.

THE ISLAMIC NEW YEAR- also known as Hijri New Year, is the day that marks the beginning of a new Islamic calendar year and is the day on which the year count is incremented. The first day of the year is observed on the first day of Muharram, the first month of the calendar. The first Islamic year begins in 622 AD, with the emigration of Prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Medina, known as the Hijra. All religious duties such as prayer, fasting in the month of Ramadan, and pilgrimage---and the dates of significant events such as celebration of holy nights and festivals--are calculated according to the lunar calendar. A day in the Islamic calendar begins at sunset. This year, the Islamic New Year began October 3rd. Happy

New Year! In Roswell, many of our Muslim neighbors worship at Roswell Community Masjid at Market Place or at the Islamic Center of North Fulton located at 1265 Rucker Road.

HINDUS CELEBRATE a religious holiday in December called

Pancha Ganapati, which is a five-day holiday that honors Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed lord of culture and new beginnings. The celebration begins Dec. 21 and includes outings, picnics, feasts and gift giving. Pancha Ganapati includes traditions that are similar to Christmas traditions. Families put up a statue of Ganesha and decorate their homes with pine boughs, or durva grass, tinsel, blinking lights and ornaments. Children dress the statue in different-colored clothes for each day of the celebration. Each color, including yellow, blue, red, green and orange, represents a different aspect of the holiday. Many Hindu families in Alpharetta also join in Christmas festivities, including parties and gift-giving so that children do not feel left out of the most-celebrated national holiday in the US. And, in India, which has the largest population of Hindus in the world, Christmas is actually a national holiday, celebrated as a festival by many Hindus around the world. In Roswell, many of our Hindu neighbors worship at Hanuman Mandir, located at 390 Cumming Street.

CHRISTIANS celebrate Christmas for one day, on December

25th, which is the birth of Christ. Jesus Christ was born in a manger in Bethlehem to the virgin Mary and her betrothed Joseph, as prophesied by the archangel Gabriel. Jesus is the savior of all of humanity, not just Christians. His life and miraculous works are documented in the Bible and through Church tradition passed down over 2000 years. American culture celebrates Christmas in a big way----it’s the biggest holiday of the year in the US. Much of Christmas has been commercialized but many devout Christians maintain the holiness of the birth of Christ by simplifying the gift-giving, attending Mass and worship services, and by passing down family traditions and the story of the life of Christ to their children. Roswell Christians worship at numerous Catholic, Methodist, Protestant, Baptist and other churches throughout the area. See page 46 for a full list of local churches.


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events calendar



Fall Outdoor Scavenger Hunt. Event running until November 30. Holiday Party & Cookie Decorating Extravaganza Sweet! Roswell, Noon - 8 PM. 1144 Canton Street, Suite 105. Running until December 31. 678.461.1223. ArtAround Roswell. Event running until December 31, “Double Vision” - Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Event running until November 30. Predator & Prey Play. Event running until November 30. Chattnaturecenter. org Forest & Fires. Event running until November 30. Artists in the Wild. 10 AM,


On the Verge, or The Geography of Yearning By Eric Overmyer Comedy. Event running until November 20. Get. org The Chattahoochee: Re-Imagine Our River. 1 PM - 1:30 PM. Event running until December 30.


First Friday Art Walk, The Art District in Historic Roswell, Christmas at Smith Plantation - Images of Christmas. Event running until January 2, 2017, Roswell Ghost Tour, 1-2 PM. Event running until December 31,

11/4 - 6

Hornet Basketball Tipoff 2016, 11:30 AM - 3 PM. Roswell High School, Fall Colors River Tour, 4-7 PM. Chattahoochee Nature Center,

11/9 Deadline to Register for the Annual Senior Adult Thanksgiving Dinner,


Bulloch Hall is Ready for the Holiday Season, 11 AM - Noon.

11/11 - 13

Anna Razmouvskaya - One Woman Show, Vinings Gallery, 10 Elizabeth Way,



Annual Holiday Open House, 5-8 PM. 1144 Canton Street, brilliantatlanta. com Junior Overnight, 6:30 PM - 10 AM. Chattahoochee Nature Center,

11/21 Art Camp! Thanksgiving School Break, Nov. 21-23, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Art & Beyond, 8560 Holcomb Bridge Road, Thanksgiving Break - Cardboard Forest, Nov. 21-23, 10 AM - 5 PM. Chattahoochee Nature Center,


Happy Thanksgiving!



The Nutcracker, The Roswell Dance Theatre and Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance, runs through December 4. Showtimes vary,


Children’s Photos With Santa at Bulloch Hall, November 25-26, 10 AM 5 PM,

Christmas at the Roswell Visitors Center, 6-7 PM, Homeschool Science Monday, 2-3 PM. Chattahoochee Nature Center,


Pee-Wee Naturalist Fall Series, 9:45 AM. Chattahoochee Nature Center,


Landscapes for the People - George Alexander Grant - First Chief Photographer of the National Park Service, 6:30 PM - 9 PM. Barrington Hall, 770.640.3855.


“Oli” day Open House, 1003 Canton Street, Tastes from Around the World, 6-8 PM. The Center for Advanced Rehab at Roswell, 1190 Green Street,


A Sweet! Christmas with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Sweet! Roswell, 1144 Canton St. Facebook: Sweet Roswell.


Advent - Sunday Worship, 9:45 AM 11:15 AM. Roswell Presbyterian Church, STARLAB, 1 - 2 PM. Chattahoochee Nature Center,


Women’s Advent Service & Reception, 7 PM. Chattahoochee Nature Center,



Holiday Gift House Expansion, Synergy Fine Arts Gallery off Canton Street. 26 Webb Street.

December 12/1


Works in Clay, 10 AM - 5 PM, running thru December 7. Art Center West, Greening of the Sanctuary First Baptist Roswell, 6:30 - 11:30 PM.


High Tea at Bulloch Hall, 4 - 6 PM, Dec. 1, 6, 8, 13.

Bulloch Hall and Kudzu Playhouse present A Christmas Carol, Dec. 8 - 11, 14.



One Man Show With Thomas Arvid, Event runs through December 4,

Glory of Christmas Concert at Roswell Presbyterian Church, 7:30 PM.

Ann Jackson Gallery Presents - Dr. Seuss, Noon - 8 PM, December 2-3,


Annual Glass Show / Toys for Tots Fundraiser, 1-5 PM. 16 Elizabeth Way,


Lighting of Historic Town Square, 5 - 11 PM, Annual Holiday Celebration on the Square, 5-10 PM, Santa’s Secret Gift Shop, 6 - 8:30 PM. Roswell Adult Recreation Center, Holiday Open House, 26 Webb Street, 7th Annual Holiday Market at the Chattahoochee Nature Center,

Annual Christmas Festival Concert, Roswell United Methodist Church, rumc. com


Christmas Through the Ages, 3-8 PM. Roswell United Methodist Church,


Shabbat Worship Service and Festive Chanukah Dinner Temple Kehillat Chaim, 6-10 PM,

12/16 - 22

Holiday Exhibition & Open House, 7-9 PM, Roswell Visual Arts Center,


Cookies with Mrs. Claus, 10 AM Noon. Barrington Hall,

Beach Boys Christmas Album, 8 - 11:30 PM. Roswell Cultural Arts Center,

Pet Portraits at the Chandlery, 10 AM 4:30 PM,


Reindeer Day, Noon - 4 PM, Chattahoochee Nature Center, An Instrumental Christmas, 7-11 PM, First Baptist Roswell,



Caroling on Canton Street,


Christmas for Kids at Bulloch Hall, 10 AM - Noon,

Homeschool Science Monday, 2-3 PM. Chattahoochee Nature Center,

Children’s Christmas Concert, 5PM, Roswell Presbyterian Church, roswellpres. org

Roswell Winter Puppet Series: Santa’s Missing Mail, Roswell Arts and Culture,

Wreaths Across America, Noon - 3:30 PM. Old Roswell Cemetary,

12/3 - 4

Breakfast with Santa at the Public House Restaurant, publichouseroswell. com

12/15 - 17

Stretch Away Your Holiday Stress, 8 - 8:45 AM, at CoreMatters,

Joe Gransden Big Band Series at the Georgia Ensemble Theatre, 8 - 11:30 PM,

Bizarre Bazaar Roswell Fine Arts Alliance, 9100 Fouts Road,

Dance, 5:30 - 8 PM. Roswell Adult Recreation Center, 770.641.3950


Service of Remembrance, 7-11:30 PM, Roswell United Methodist Church,

12/14 Annual Senior Festival of Lights Luncheon, Noon - 3 PM. Roswell Adult Recreation Center, 770.641.3950 Therapeutic Recreation Holiday


11th Annual Messiah Sing-Along by Michael O’Neal Singers, 3 PM, Roswell United Methodist Church,


The Longest Night Service, 7 PM, Roswell Presbyterian Church, roswellpres. org Roswell Winter Puppet Series: Trouble in Toyland, December 21-23. The 1853 Living History Wedding of Mittie and Thee Bulloch Hall, 6-9 PM,


Happy Hanukkah!!!!

12/24 - 25

Christmas Services Throughout Churches in Roswell

12/27 - 30

Winter Break Camp at Camp Kingfisher, 8 AM - 6:15 PM, Chattanaturecenter. org


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PRAYER FOR OUR NATION God our Creator, we pray: Almighty God, bless our nation and make it true to the ideas of freedom, justice, and brotherhood for all. Be close to our president and our statesmen; give them vision and courage. Make me more deeply aware of my heritage; realizing my rights, duties and responsibilities. Make this great nation and all its people know clearly Your will. Amen.

Roswell Churches & Houses of Worship Roswell Baptist Church Fellowship Bible Church Northside Church Journey Christian Crosspointe Community World Harvest Roswell Community Roswell Presbyterian Saint David’s Episcopal Bridge to Grace First Baptist Church of Roswell Christ United Methodist Zion Missionary Baptist Lebanon Baptist Church Roswell United Methodist North River Baptist Temple Kehillat Chaim Temple Beth Tikvah Congregation Beth Hallel Tikvat David Messianic St Andrew Catholic Northbrook UMC Atlanta Street Baptist Northminster Prespyterian St. Peter Chanel Catholic Roswell Church of Christ Roswell Community Masjid Cross of Life Lutheran Tapestry Community Pleasant Hill MBC St. Peter’s Place Anglican Northview Church of Christ St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Eagle’s Nest Church First Church of Christ, Scientist Church of the Savior Roswell Assembly Northside Church of Christ LOCALLIFEPUBLISHING.COM


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