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publisher's POST Orange you glad it's autumn? We only get about three months to enjoy any season in a given year, but there's something about this one that makes us wish it would last forever. Whether it's the crisp air or crunchy leaves, fall certainly has je ne sais quoi – ragweed and all.
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On August 28, I met Lauren Kress, our new feature photographer, at Campania to shoot the cover story (p. 14). I'd be lying if I said we didn't stick around afterward to enjoy margherita pizza, caprese salad and a "mule di mirtilli," a.k.a. blueberry mule – all so irresistibly fresh! The next day, we all cheered as the Milton Eagles "M'ade" history by defeating our crosstown rival, Alpharetta – 45 to zero – at the second annual Freedom Bowl (p. 18). Big congrats to Coach Adam Clack, all the players and staff on the victory. We wish you the best of luck in the rest of high school football season! I also got a chance to meet with some lovely ladies at City Hall to discuss upcoming events such as Crabapple Fest (p.10) on October 5; Carvin' in Crabapple on October 20; and the Christmas in Crabapple Tree Lighting on November 30. This season is going to be "lit." Surely we'll see each other around!
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Sat. 21 Paint Recycling Fundraiser 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Cambridge High School | 2845 Bethany Bend
Thurs. 3 & Fri. 4 "The Girl in the White Pinafore" 7 p.m. Cambridge High School Theatre | 2845 Bethany Bend
Tues. 5 Dungeons & Dragons 2:30 - 5:45 p.m. | Milton Library 855 Mayfield Rd.
Sat. 21 Stevenson Everett Concert 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. | Matilda's 850 Hickory Flat Rd.
Sat. 5 Annual Crabapple Fest 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Crabapple Rd. FREE ADMISSION!
Sat. 9 2nd Saturday Big Barn Book Sale 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Milton Library 855 Mayfield Rd.
Sat. 21 Dungeons & Dragons 2:30 - 5:45 p.m. | Milton Library 855 Mayfield Rd.
Wed. 9 & Thurs. 10 "CRUSH" - the One-Act Musical 7 p.m. | Milton High School Theatre 13025 Birmingham Hwy.
Sat. 9 Veteran's Day Breakfast 8 - 9:30 a.m. | Milton City Hall 2006 Heritage Walk
Sun. 22 Trusted Adult Training | Suicide Prevention | 5 p.m. | Milton City Hall 2006 Heritage Walk
Fri. 18 Concert: Granville Automatic 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. | Matilda's 850 Hickory Flat Rd.
Wed. 13 Kool Koding 2.0 for Tweens 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Milton Library 855 Mayfield Rd.
Tues. 24 Reader's Choice Book Club 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Milton Library 855 Mayfield Rd.
Sat. 19 Animal Adoption Day 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Crabapple Knoll Vet Clinic | 12604 Crabapple Rd.
Tues. 26 Reader's Choice Book Club 11 a.m. | Milton Library 855 Mayfield Rd.
Sat. 28 Milton Wine Festival 2019 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Milton City Hall 2006 Heritage Walk
Sat. 19 Gibson Wilbanks' Album Release 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Matilda's 850 Hickory Flat Rd.
Sat. 30 Tree Lighting: Christmas in Crabapple 2 - 7 p.m. | Broadwell Pavilion 12615 Broadwell Rd.
Sat. 28 Concert: Michelle Malone 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. | Matilda's 850 Hickory Flat Rd.
Sun. 20 Carvin' in Crabapple 2 - 5 p.m. | Broadwell Pavilion BYOP (bring your own pumpkin!)
Sat. 28 Alive at 25 | Driver Safety Course 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Milton Municipal 13000 Deerfield Pkwy. Suite 107E $35 per student
Tues. 22 "Milton's History With Horses" 6:30 p.m. | Milton Library | 855 Mayfield Rd. | Led by Milton Historical Society
Tues. 3 10th Annual Tweet Drive 6 – 10 p.m. | Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub Donate an unwrapped toy in exchange for a fun-filled night at OBD!
Sun. 29 Dungeons & Dragons 2:30 - 5:45 p.m. | Milton Library 855 Mayfield Rd.
Fri. 25 Concert: Brysen O'Neil 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. – Matilda's 850 Hickory Flat Rd.
Sat. 7 Pancake Breakfast with Santa 8 - 10 a.m. | Fire Station 43 | Milton Fire Station 43 | 750 Hickory Flat Rd.
Sun. 29 Author | Dr. Jeannine Jannot (p. 30) 3 - 4:30 p.m. | 855 Mayfield Rd.
Sat. 26 Concert: Swearington & Kelli 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. | Matilda's 850 Hickory Flat Rd.
Sat. 7 & Sun. 8 Merry LAXmas 7 v. 7 Tournament TBD | Bell Memorial Park 15245 Bell Park Dr.
TABLE OF CONTENTS | Milton Magazine | Fall 2019 | www.30004life.com
this fall issue
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18 03 | Wire and Wood Festival 06 | Publisherâ€™s Post / About Us 07 | Fall Calendar 09 | Features 10 | Crabapple Fest 12 | Milton Wine Festival 14 | Cover Story: Campania Pizza 18 | EAGLES WIN!!! 20 | High School Football Schedule 22 | Work At Thrive: Coworking 24 | Real Estate Market Update 26 | Small Business Saturday 26 | Pumpkins: From Patch to Plate 28 | Meet Dr. Sarah Druckman 29 | Alpharetta Wellness Collective 30 | "Super Smart & Falling Apart" www.30004life.com
Crabapple Fest Returns To Downtown
The City of Milton has planned a multitude of community events this season. See what's to come in the next three months, from pumpkin carving to pancakes with Santa!
Cover Story: Campania Pizza Napoletana This is your local destination for authentic, DOP-certified Neapolitan flavor. The menu looks so enticing, you can almost smell it right off the page!
Built Different: Milton's Victory at Freedom
The Milton Eagles beat crosstown rival Alpharetta (who?) by 45-0 in the second annual Freedom Bowl, a three-day, six-game event at MHS to raise awareness for veterans.
Work At Thrive: Coworking & Office
This shared office space in Downtown Milton has a place for everyone, from small business owners to executives. (We have a dedicated desk here ourselves!)
AWC Celebrates One Year Of Wellness
Meet Dr. Sarah Druckman â€“ chiropractor and owner of the Alpharetta Wellness Collective, which celebrates its first anniversary in business on Thursday, September 19.
Share your fall photos with us using the hashtag #30004Life on Facebook and Instagram! If you know us, you know we love to repost!
CRABAPPLE FEST crabapple fest
returns saturday, october 5
Milton's annual Crabapple Fest, sponsored by
Crabapple Market, returns on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each year, the City of Milton and the Crabapple Community Association (CCA) host this signature fall festival in the downtown Crabapple district, where more than 30,000 festival goers enjoy antiques, arts and other vendors, local food and drinks, children's activities and college football on the big screen.
Parking along the roads in surrounding neighborhoods or in the Crabapple Market parking lot is strictly prohibited. "This event is a labor of love for the Crabapple Community Association," said Amanda Fuller, executive director of CCA. CCA businesses and neighbors volunteer their time, collaborating with city staff, to make this historic annual event possible.
"Festival goers can browse the more than 80 local artisan vendors, enjoy food from around the globe at any of the 20 food vendors; and they can also take advantage of the great dining and shopping options located in downtown Milton," said Courtney Spriggs, Milton's community outreach and engagement manager. "There will be a great area for the kids, and huge big-screen playing college football games - there is really something for everyone at Crabapple Fest!"
A portion of Crabapple Road will be closed from the Crabapple crossroads intersection of Birmingham Hwy and Broadwell Road down to the roundabout at Heritage Walk. The festival road section will officially close Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 4, and will remain closed until 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5. In addition to portable restrooms, the public bathrooms at Broadwell Pavilion and on The Plaza at City Hall will be open for use. Leashed dog are welcome to attend the festival!
Parking and attendance are free. Parking is available at Crabapple First Baptist Church, Crabapple Crossing Elementary School, and Milton High School, and a courtesy shuttle will run throughout the day from Milton High School.
For complete festival details, visit the City's website calendar at www.cityofmiltonga.us/calendar. Share your experience on social media using the hashtag, #CrabappleFest!
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After the roaring success of Campania’s debut in Alpharetta, owner Jennifer Muller opened a second location in the heart of Crabapple last year. An official grand opening was held on December 18 to welcome a new set of guests – this time from Milton – who were eager to explore the authentic Italian menu and adjust their standards to the city’s changing pizza paradigm. A central location determines the success of most bricks and mortar, but it’s more than convenience that keeps Milton residents coming back to Campania. The inviting atmosphere, quality of service and dedicated staff combine to transform first-timers into regulars. General Manager Gene Hunter II explains, “the small town feel where everyone knows and cares about one another makes running the restaurant that much more special.” Campania is highly invested in the Milton community, belonging to the Shamrockin’ For A Cure Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; and contributing to the athletic departments at both Cambridge and Milton High Schools. Fall 2019
Campania's next big event is Crabapple Fest on Saturday, October 5 along Crabapple Road, which runs tangent to the establishment. On this day, the restaurant will open earlier than usual – from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. – and set up a special outdoor bar. The only difference between sipping Italian wine in Naples and Milton is the view! The spacious covered patio seats up to 60 guests and offers a 180-degree view of Milton's lively downtown. To reserve the patio for your next event, contact Campania and speak with the general manager. Equipped with misters and heaters, the outdoor space is ideal for birthdays, rehearsal dinners, graduation parties and corporate gatherings in every season. Campania far exceeds an ordinary pizzeria in the rural suburbs, serving up a slice of Italy in a modern, approachable setting without feeling “watered down.” Their famous wood-fired dome oven is a testament to their authenticity. Hand-crafted by the Stefano Ferraro family and transported from Naples, its “unique design and construction are really the foundation of our pizza." 16 | Milton Life
Cover Story Campania’s best seller is the Margherita Pizza, which was originally created for the Queen of Italy in 1889. Each of the ingredients – San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella di bufala and sprig of basil – correlate with the red, white and green on the Italian flag. Another favorite is the Salumi Misti Pizza, made with pomodoro, Italian sausage, Calabrese salami, fior-di-latte mozzarella, fontina and fresh basil. There are ten regulations for pizza Napoletana to be considered authentic. The pizzaiolo, or “pizza maker,” must use certain ingredients exclusively, such as double-zero grade flour and DOP-certified San Marzano tomatoes. Dough must be stretched and opened by hand, then cooked at 900 degrees Fahrenheit in a wood-fired oven. Fewer than ninety seconds is all it takes to transform decorated dough into a genuine Neapolitan meal. “Our goal is to be a fixture in the Milton community for many years to come,” says Gene. “We want to be known as not only a place to come for great food, but a place to gather as a community to smile, laugh and enjoy this journey called life.”
CAMPANIA (470) 210-5542 www.campaniaga.com 12635 Crabapple Road Milton, GA 30004
VARSITY EAGLES ROSTER 1. Jeremy Olagoke 2. Jackson Slaton 3. Matt Sliger 4. Davis McMurrain 5. Jake Walter 7. Jack Rhodes 8. Christian Armistead 9. Brandon Albright 10. Max St. Vrain 11. Troy Artis 12. Demarrie Taylor 13. Devin Farrell 14. Matthew Evert 15. Adam Freas 16. Wil Marinich 17. Caron Anderson
18. Jackson Weaver 19. Jason Aussin 20. Daniel Black 21. Garrett Smalley 22. Blake Zettler 23. William Stax 24. Mason Bicknell 25. Jordan McDonald 26. Owen Pauley. 28. Zyere Horton 29. Brandon Swords 30. Sean Sturrock 31. Tyrue Smith Jr. 32. Ahmad Junearick 33. Dylan Miller 34. Morell Kenmoe 35. Carter Taylor 36. Cameron Stanley 37. Owen Whillock
38. Sam Riches 39. Assane Diakhoumpa 40. Zach Tumminia 41. Jake Doster 42. Brendan Doyle 43. Kevin Nwozo 44. Andrew Hounshell. 46. Zander Barnett 47. Marcos Rangel 48. Stephen Michaels 49. Jonathan Pittman 50. Connor Gay. 52. Anthony Minella 53. Cameron Dye 54. Jose Rangel 55. Elliott Meyer 56. Mo Clipper 57. Paul Tchio 58. Will Mulligan
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FREEDOM BOWL 2019 RECAP ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND AT THE EAGLES' NEST, Milton hosted twelve high school powerhouse programs to compete for the Freedom Bowl trophy. The Eagles claimed victory on Thursday night in a standalone game against their longtime crosstown rival, the Alpharetta Raiders – finishing with a score of 45 to 0. Four more out of six games were played – the last between UMS Wright and Brentwood Academy was cancelled due to weather prior to their flight. The goal of the three-day event was to raise awareness for veterans, with proceeds benefiting wounded warriors and military families; as well as to "educate student athletes, coaches and communities on what a true hero looks like to inspire those to support the ones who protect our great country." Three tenets of the Freedom Bowl are character, team work and leadership on and off the field, but the Eagles also live and play by a creed of their own: brotherhood, effort and toughness (BET). Fall 2019
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE COACHING STAFF: Adam Clack | Head Coach Steven Stromie | Assistant Head Coach/OLBs Drew Connell | Defensive Coordinator/DL Ben Reaves | Offensive Coordinator/QBs Lonnie Estes | Safeties Vinny Sylvestri | Special Teams Coord/RBs Renaldo Smith | Cornerbacks Drew Dixon | Offensive Line Jayce Ratliff | Offensive Line Mike McGee | Inside Linebackers Philip Broome | Special Teams Daryl Rogers | Fullbacks/Tight Ends Carl Vice | Wide Receivers Tim Brew | Head Freshman Coach Alan Gordan | Freshman Asst. Tom Dell | Freshman Asst. Follow @MiltonEagles_FB on Twitter to stay updated! #MbraceTheDream #GetPaid #BuiltDifferent #BET #Mpire19 19
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August 29 vs. Alpharetta | 45-0 September 6 vs. Buford | 23-26 September 13 at JSerra Catholic | 14-17 September 20 at Roswell September 27 vs. Parkview (HOME) October 11 at West Forsyth October 18 vs. South Forsyth (HOME) October 25 at Forsyth Central November 1 at Lambert November 8 vs. North Forsyth (HOME)
September 20 at Mt. Paran September 27 vs. Mt. Pisgah (HOME) October 4 at Whitefield October 11 vs. Walker (HOME) October 18 vs. Fellowship (HOME) October 25 at Pinecrest November 1 vs. St. Francis (HOME)
August 23 vs. Creekview | 3-27 September 6 at Woodstock | 22-20 September 14 vs. Dunwoody | 19-21 September 20 at Centennial September 27 vs. North Atlanta (HOME) October 4 at Chattahoochee October 11 vs. Northview (HOME) October 18 at Johns Creek October 25 at Pope November 8 vs. Alpharetta (HOME)
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Summer’s over, the kids are back at school, vacation is in the rearview mirror and it’s time to buckle up and focus back on work. We have some tips on how to make the most of this season for your business, no matter what your role!
freelancer As the year winds down, it’s time for you to wind up. Take this time to network; building strong, new relationships during this season can make all the difference for the following year. Find local events that will help you meet new people, from fall festivals to business-networking specific events.
Coworking is also a great option for the freelancer without an office. Work from home? Join a coworking space for greater productivity and to meet all kinds of new people that are in the same community as you. Building those relationships and clientele now is key to growing your residual income for the following year.
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business owner You’ve grown your business, and now you don’t want to grow complacent. Take this fall season to step back and figure out your budgets and plans for the following year in order to continue that growth. You may have heard something along the lines of, “make sure you have your budget and your plans done before you put the turkey in the oven.” While the A.C. is still running and the sun is still beating,
it may be difficult to think forward to next year’s plans, but before Thanksgiving is the time to get it done. Spend this time to decide if you need to find better talent, scale your business, grow into new office space or get out of your current yearly lease. Is it time for a more flexible option like coworking? Give next-year-you a leg up by making these decisions now.
executive Give your employees a fun place to work! This fall, think of activities to increase productivity, from events, to work lunches, to happy hours– don’t let your employees reach burnout. Do some or all of your employees work solely on their computers? Give them the opportunity to work in different spaces! Offer your employees a stipend to join a coworking space. You’ll save money on office space, Fall 2019
overhead, upkeep, and your employees will be better employees because of it. Harvard Business Review reports that people who use coworking spaces find their jobs more meaningful, they have more job control and they are part of a community, all of which contribute to their overall productiveness. Why not give it a shot? 23
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Welcome To Milton Seasonal
s m a l l b u s i n e s s s a t u rd a y | n o v. 3 0 support local business For the last decade, American Express has sponsored a a national movement called "Small Business Saturday," which takes place just two days after Thanksgiving and one after Black Friday. The goal is to remind shoppers to support businesses closer to home, meanwhile setting a precedent to always #ShopLocalFirst!
Local business owners are encouraged to meet customers halfway and offer special sales in honor of the holiday. It's difficult enough competing with big box stores, but the movement seeks to strengthen bonds between local shoppers and small business owners. A recent NFIB/American Express survey reported $17.8 billion dollars in sales on last year's Small Business Saturday. In Milton, you can expect your business will always be appreciated by neighbors.
Among our favorite small businesses is Pillow Candy, run by mother-daughter duo, Mary and Holly Roscoe. Check out their fall leaves and the rest of their seasonal stock at www.pillowcandy.com #SweetenUpYourHome
p e r fe c t p u m p k i n s 1 0 1 a guide from patch to plate Pumpkins are all the rage this season, as they are every fall! After all, they're an investment in the spirit of your home, so now is not the time to cut corners. While shopping for "the one," keep a sharp eye out for a deep - but not quite ripe - shade of orange; a smooth, firm body with a flat bottom; and a strong, sturdy stem. Perform a pat-down to also ensure the pumpkin is hollow, which makes it easier to carve when the time comes.
We've compiled a list of (somewhat obvious) ideas to make the most of your pumpkin after it no longer serves as decor: pumpkin pie, bread and muffins, pumpkin spice lattes, roasted pumpkin seeds, jack-o-lantern, outdoor planter, face mask, canned frozen pureĂŠ, compost, wildlife or deer feed with caution. Happy picking!
If you live in Milton, there is a steep chance you or one of your neighbors already has a patch growing in the backyard! If not, we suggest heading down Birmingham Road and over to Scottsdale Farms, where the famous pumpkin patch is ready to be picked and posed with.
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Five years ago, after deciding to plant roots and grow her business in Milton, Dr. Sarah Druckman began working mobile and from her home office. This September marks one year since her bigger vision came to life as a multi-use space and holistic boutique in Downtown Alpharetta – the Alpharetta Wellness Collective (AWC). “I just fell in love with the area," said Dr. Sarah. “I had no idea when I moved to Georgia for chiropractic school that I would wind up in such an amazing community with such an amazing focus on horses." She also serves equine and canine clientele and is certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. As an equestrian of 30 years, Dr. Sarah thoroughly enjoys her weekly visits to local families and farms in Milton.
“I absolutely love being welcomed into a family’s home,” she said. “I feel that it is a much more intimate and personalized approach to healthcare.” Extending her service beyond just people is one of many ways Dr. Sarah sets herself apart in a city saturated with traditional chiropractic care. Her services include chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue work, taping, cupping, cold laser and essential oils. All of her client sessions are one-on-one and last for at least twenty minutes. "I am very 'real' with [my clients]," said Dr. Sarah. "I like to really get to know them and what they are doing on a daily basis that may be affecting their health and then I take those cues to help them to heal." When she found "an awesome little space just a few blocks away," she saw an opportunity to manifest her dream of owning a wellness center rather than a traditional chiropractor practice. Immediately, she rebranded and assembled a group of local practitioners. The Alpharetta Wellness Collective was born.
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"In the past year, the amount of growth has been crazy," said Dr. Sarah. "I went from a one woman show in a one room office to hosting a variety of other practitioners at the Alpharetta Wellness Collective." AWC now has a team with massage therapists, an esthetician, a reiki practitioner, a palm reader and vedic astrologist and a health/ life coach.
"The cool thing about AWC is that now Iâ€™ve got a strong community of other healthcare providers to address the mental, spiritual, chemical and biomechanical issues within the body that may be preventing someone from reaching optimal health," she said. "It really is a one-stop shop for wellness."
To celebrate their first anniversary in business, AWC will host a "client appreciation day" on September 19 with opportunities for great deals, good vibes and relaxation. There will be discounts on massage and chiropractic services, a coffee tasting, a charity raffle featuring giveaways from local businesses, free popsicles from Poplanta, juice and goodies from 3:8 Juice, and complimentary guided meditations. At the end of the day, there will be a party with free henna tattoos, palm readings, a photo booth, catering by Savory Gourmet and wine from Fermented. alpharettawellnesscollective.com IG @alpharettawellnesscollective
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There is a small boutique in the front lobby stocked with supplements, smudge kits, crystals, jewelry and other 'metaphysical' items available for purchase. Fall 2019
The Disintegrating Student by Jeannine Jannot, Ph.D.
SUPER SMART & FALL ING A P A R T
Jeannine Jannot, Ph.D. has lived in Milton for the past 14 years. As a part-time college instructor, academic coach and mother of three, Dr. Jannot is an expert on the subject of child and developmental psychology. On July 14, she released a book called “The Disintegrating Student: Super Smart and Falling Apart,” which explores why otherwise bright, well-adjusted students begin to deteriorate socially, physically and academically. In her career, Dr. Jannot observed a distinct pattern of high-achieving students hitting a wall of stress, anxiety and depression – seemingly out of nowhere. She refers to this as a “rigor tipping point,” where high-achieving students crumble under the pressure to keep succeeding, and suddenly lose the ability to coast on intelligence alone.
“The pressure, rigor and workload challenge their ability to keep pace – so grades start to slip, homework isn’t turned in, motivation tanks and sometimes they avoid school because of stress-related complaints like headaches and stomach aches," says Dr. Jannot. “The Disintegrating Student” is a wide-lens view of burnout. Dr. Jannot not only addresses why it happens, but how to remediate it at the source. She originally sought to enlighten parents who were at a loss about their suffering children; but it has proved beneficial to educators and students as well. When asked what she wants readers to take away from her book, Dr. Jannot said she hopes parents and educators will become more astute at recognizing the early signs of struggle, and intervene before it gets worse – something inevitable if left unchecked. At the end of the book, Dr. Jannot provides a list of 77 tips to alleviate stress, reduce anxiety and build skills such as time management and organization. She also emphasizes the importance of communication between kids and their parents. Super-smart students are more likely to try and deal with it on their own than to ask for help. But it’s ok to ask for help, and it’s ok to offer it. Increased communication should not be underestimated as a remedy. This book is a great resource for parents, students and educators – offering simple, practical ways to help children embrace what’s going right in their life, address what’s going wrong, and then develop the appropriate skills needed to be well-adjusted, balanced, and successful in both school and in life.
find it! Dr. Jeannine Jannot will be at the Milton Library for a discussion on September 29 at 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. 30 | Milton Life
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Milton Magazine is a high-quality print and digital lifestyle magazine independently produced in Milton, Georgia featuring exclusive curated...
Published on Sep 20, 2019
Milton Magazine is a high-quality print and digital lifestyle magazine independently produced in Milton, Georgia featuring exclusive curated...