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On the Cover: Claire Vivian Bowman, age 10, grade 6-Northwestern Middle School in Milton Photo by Vii Tanner. Agent is Kitty Bundy Talent & Modeling

TABLE OF CONTENTS Letter from the Mayor, p6 Welcome Home to Milton, p8 Quick Reference/City of Milton, p10 Where am I? Alpharetta, Roswell, Milton? P12 Milton Business Alliance, p14 Local Author Pens Two Treasures, p16 Most Popular Questions for the Newcomer, p20 Shop Locally, p23 Map of Milton, p24 Veterinary: Microchips 101, p26 Get Connected:, p28 Scoop OTP: Cheeses & Mary, p29 10 Ways Art Can Make Your Life Better, p30 Local Music: Glowing Embers, Starting Fires, p31 GOLF: Key Essentials, p32 Restaurant Guide, p34 Social Aspect of Dining: So Main Kitchen, p38 4


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Local Christmas Tree Farm a Family Affair, p40 Parks & Recreation, p42 New City of Milton Projects, p44 Public Safety Programs, p47 Dentistry: Clicking or Popping Jaw? P48 Milton Schools are Tops, p50 Holistic Healing No Flu Shot? P52 Milton Gets Fit for Life, p54 Better Together at CJ’s Talk of the Town, p56 Christmas in Crabapple, p57 A Quick Milton Tax Guide, p58 Real Estate Market Update, p60 Milton Registered Businesses Directory, p62 Milton City Council and Directory, p66 Tennis: Changing Up Your Game, p69 Volunteer Organizations, p70 Calendar of Events, p76

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From Our Mayor If you just moved here or have called Milton home for some time, I’m glad you’re my neighbor. Community and friendship are what life is all about, and I’m excited you’ve chosen to make Milton part of yours.

Joe Lockwood Mayor

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

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

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Milton Magazine and Newcomer’s Guide is published on behalf of the City of Milton by Local Life Publishing, LLC 765B Mid Broadwell Road in Milton, Georgia President Chris Smith City of Milton, Director of Innovation & Engagement

Jason Wright Vice President, Publisher Regina Gulick Advertising Manager Will Morrow Account Executive Kim Harvey Contributing Writers Jason Wright, Amanda Turano, Ron Kolb, Rachel Quiles, Belinda Smith, Janelle Tencza, Janine Simpson Columnists Bill Barkley, Jennifer Ferrell, Amy Pazahanick, Elaine Wrobleski, Suzanne Taylor, Michelle Knapp, Jodi & Peter Rand, Sarah Roberts, Ryan Sedgwick, Brian Johnson Photographers Darleen Prem Photography, Heather Murphy, Ashley Blencoe, Eduardo Schoen, Copy Editors Claire Barkley, Madison Black Digital Media Intern Andrew Sawyer Milton Magazine and Newcomer’s Guide is published on behalf of the City of Milton quarterly by Local Life Publishing, LLC. The opinions expressed by writers and advertisers are not necessarily those of the publishers. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without prior consent of the publisher. Sharing articles on social media from our digital publication is permitted and encouraged. Digital subscriptions are complimentary. Visit for details.

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Welcome Home to the City of Milton

Whether you’ve moved

from out of state or just across town, we’re glad to have you and hope that you’ll take part in everything this young city has built over the past six years. Since you might be new to the area, how about some history? You might not know that Milton is one of the youngest cities in north Fulton County. The push for Milton began in 2005 when State Rep. Jan Jones introduced the bill to create the city from what was previously unincorporated Fulton County. It passed both the state House and Senate in March 2006. On July 18, 2006, 85 percent of voters approved the City of Milton referendum. The city incorporated on Dec.


1, 2006 and has been going strong ever since. It joined Sandy Springs (2005) and Johns Creek (also in 2006) in the push for cityhood from unincorporated Fulton County. Named after Revolutionary War Hero John Milton, the City of Milton is a part of Fulton County with municipal and County Commission representation. The city’s first general election for mayor and city council was held on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006. There have since been three more. To review the full city charter (which establishes the city’s powers and purpose), visit the city’s web site,

Population and Size Milton has a population of 33,836 (based on U.S. Census numbers from 2010 and housing data up to 2012) and covers 23,000 acres. It is bordered by Cherokee County to the north and west; Forsyth County to the east; Roswell city limits to the southwest (a little west of Arnold Mill Road); Alpharetta city limits to the south (roughly, Mayfield Road to Cogburn Road to Windward Parkway). Your government: Milton employs more than 130 people. The bulk of staffing is in public safety: 35 police and 55 fire fighters. The annual budget for fiscal year 2014 is roughly $20 million. Fiscal years stretch from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. The budget is publicly advertised, discussed and voted upon each year beginning in August, then published online at the city’s web site. There are also mid-year revisions during the summer to correct the course if there happen to be any deficits.

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Burt Hewitt, District 1, Post 2 Mayor Pro Tem Bill Lusk, District 2, Post 1 Matt Kunz, District 2, Post 2 Joe Longoria, District 3, Post 1 Rick Mohrig, District 3, Post 2

The city is spilt into 12 different departments: City Clerk (Sudie Gordon) City Manager (Chris Lagerbloom) Community Development (Kathleen Field, Director) Economic Development (William O’Connor, Manager) Finance (Stacey Inglis, Director) Fire (Robert Edgar, Chief ) Human Resources (Sam Trager, Director) Innovation and Engagement(Jason Wright, Director) Municipal Court (Brooke Lappin, Clerk) Parks and Recreation (Jim Cregge, Director) Police (Deborah Harrell, Chief ) Public Works (Carter Lucas, Director)

Milton is also served by 10 volunteer boards and committees: • Better Together • Board of Zoning Appeals (appointed) • Construction Board of Adjustments & Appeals (appointed) 9

• Design Review Board (appointed) • Disability Awareness Committee • Historic Preservation Commission (appointed) • Milton Grows Green • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (appointed) • Planning Commission (appointed) • Public Building and Facilities Authority (self-appointed) For those wishing to serve in public office, you must declare your intent to run during the election cycle at the City Clerk’s Office. As the election draws near, the necessary forms will become available. If you wish to formally volunteer with a city-sponsored board or committee, please contact your city council member as they appoint members. For informal volunteer opportunities please visit the city’s web site,

What does Milton provide? As a taxpayer in the City of Milton, you receive: • Police and fire protection, though due to local agreements to strengthen response times, Alpharetta, Roswell and Forsyth. County police and fire might also respond. • Representation from an elected official who lives within your district of the city. • Road maintenance on all locally owned roads. The state handles maintenance on three roads in Milton – Ga. 140 (Arnold Mill Road), Ga. 9 (Cumming Highway) and Ga. 372 (Birmingham Highway). • Court for offenders over 17 charged with traffic violations and misdemeanors. All felonies and juvenile cases are heard at Fulton County Court in downtown Atlanta. • Parks and Recreation programs and activities. • Consultation and time with city employees on city-related issues you may be having. The City of Milton has an open-door policy for all taxpayers. Just stop by City Hall sometime and ask for a tour. A city staffer will show you around and introduce you to your local government. We will listen to every resident’s concerns and do our best to remedy the situation.

Quick Reference GOVERNMENT OFFICES 13000 Deerfield Parkway Ste 107 Milton, GA 30004 678-242-2500 • Police and Fire Headquarters 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107F 678-242-2570 (administration) 678-297-6300 Option 1 (non-emergency) POST OFFICE 2400 Old Milton Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-442-3893 FULTON COUNTY SERVICES Fulton County Public Works Department 141 Pryor St. SW, Suite 6001 Atlanta, GA 30303 404-612-7400 Fulton County Water and Sewer billing 141 Pryor St. SW, 7th Floor Atlanta, 404-612-6830 Fulton County Animal Control Services 860 Marietta Blvd. NW Atlanta, 404-613-0358 Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections 130 Peachtree Street Suite 2186 Atlanta 404-612-7020 ELECTRICITY/POWER Georgia Power • 888-660-5890 • Sawnee EMC • 770-887-2363 • PHONE/INTERNET/CABLE Comcast • 1-800-934-6489 • MCI • 1-888-624-5622 • NATURAL GAS Atlanta Gas Light • 770-994-1946 • LOCAL MEDIA Atlanta Journal Constitution • 6455 Best Friend Road Norcross, GA 30071 • 404-526-5151 • Milton Herald • 319 North Main St. Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-442-3278 • Milton Neighbor • 10930 Crabapple Rd., Roswell, GA 30075 • 770-993-7400 • • 678-451-8995 •


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Where Am I?

Am I in Alpharetta, Roswell or Milton?

You might see on a number of maps and databases that Milton addresses are listed as Alpharetta or Roswell, two cities with which Milton shares a border. Additionally, many real estate agencies also use Alpharetta or Roswell in listings regardless of actual location because of their attractiveness when it comes to schools, public safety and amenities – areas in which Milton also excels. So why is this? For years what is now Milton was considered unincorporated Alpharetta or Roswell (meaning residents paid all taxes to Fulton County, but had an Alpharetta or Roswell address and no local representation in either government). This has led to some interesting situations, like the fact that Alpharetta’s North Park and Crabapple Government Center are actually fully within Milton’s borders (due to the belief during their construction and purchase that one day Alpharetta would annex what is now Milton). Even more confusing, what was once Milton High School – now Milton Center – is in Alpharetta, as is Old Milton Parkway. The “new” Milton High School, fittingly enough, is in Milton on Birmingham Highway. It is because of this shared history that you’ll often hear Milton residents say they are from Alpharetta or Roswell. It will simply take time to get everyone on the same page. Luckily, 12

this situation is getting better every day. Early in the city’s life the United States Post Office began recognizing Milton addresses in the 30004 zip code. Slowly Internet databases began picking up on this change, and soon folks around these parts will, too. And one more thing you’ve surely noticed. The borders of Alpharetta, Roswell and Milton can seem arbitrary, due in large part to annexation choices among residents in 2006 and 2007. For example, in Crabapple – a decades-old crossroads and site for Milton’s future City Hall – you can go from Milton, to Alpharetta, to Roswell on the same road. On the side of the city that borders Forsyth County, whether you are in Milton or Forsyth County literally depends on which side of the road you happen to be.

What is Milton County? As you meet your neighbors, you might also hear about efforts for a Milton County, of which the City of Milton would be a part. This proposed new county (essentially everything north of Sandy Springs in Fulton County) has a lot of obstacles to overcome in the state legislature. No one knows if it will happen, let alone when. Regardless, with the hectic lives of residents these days, you’ll probably hear someone say they live in Milton County. They do not. If you live in Milton, you live in Fulton County and receive Fulton County services in return for your tax money, including city and county elections, schools and animal control.












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Milton Author Bob Meyers Published Two Treasures By Regina Gulick

When former diplomat and Milton resident Bob

Meyers wrote hundreds of press releases, speeches and drafted lengthy telegrams back to the State Department in Washington DC, he knew that one day he would write a book. For a diplomat serving in Europe and Latin America, writing was part of the every day routine. Bob just didn’t know that his first book would be about barns of all things.

award-winning books. His first coffee table book Bygone Treasures and Timeless Beauties: Barns of Old Milton County caused quite a stir and sold out in one month in 2012. A second printing was required to meet the demand. For his second book, Irish Pubs in America: History, Lore and Recipes, published earlier this year, Bob teamed up with another Milton resident, Ron Wallace, owner of Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub. This book too has been insanely popular.

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Not very many decades ago, this area was farmland, Meyers


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recalls. Most farmers were poor, and life was hard in Georgia’s one-crop cotton economy. Farmers raised some poultry, kept a few cows and hogs and a mule or workhorse, and went to church every Sunday. Unlike the wealthier farmers up North where the climate required sturdy construction, local farmers built simple structures to house their animals and to store their feed and tools. Their minimal construction lacked strong interior framing which is one reason so few old barns remain. “They were victims of weather, urbanization and neglect ,” Meyers says. Bob grew up in the north, but his mother was born and raised in Alpharetta on a farm that is today the Windward development. “Lake Windward was once my Grandaddy Shirley’s cotton field,” he says. Aa a youth he visited his many Georgia kin every summer and played in their barns. By sheer coincidence, a job offer from Scientific Atlanta brought him back to his local roots.

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By then, all the barns he used to know were gone. “A feeling of loss prompted me to document the few historic barns that still exist before they too disappear.” Meyers spent 2 1/2 years driving the back roads of what prior to 1932 was Milton County in search of barns with great stories to tell. He interviewed more than 200 people. Included in his book are some of the beautiful horse barns for which Milton is so famous because “they are part of the Milton story and will be the historic barns of tomorrow.” Meyers pays tribute to the hardscrabble farmers of yesterday and the firm foundation they set for 18

our community today. One of my favorite profiles is “A Barn, A Store, and a Cotton Gin,” because it tells the story of the Dinsmore property, site of the new Milton library. We learn about the Dinsmore, Rucker and Broadwell families and the Crabapple intersection where the Milton Magazine editorial offices are located. Irish Pubs in America is a gorgeous book, illustrated


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Irish recipes contributed by the pubs makes the book accessible to wider audiences. Earlier this year the book won the prestigious Next Generation Indie Book Award for best Coffee Table/Photography Book of 2014. Georgia Representative Lynne Riley called the book “a delectable feast for the palate, mind and spirit… A delightful journey that is certain to satisfy every appetite.” I couldn’t agree more.

Both books were published by Deeds Publishing in Marietta, and both are available at several locations in Milton including Broadwell Cottage, Urban Farmhouse, Scottsdale Farm, and in Alpharetta at Atlanta Saddlery , The Porch and North Fulton Feed and Seed.


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For the Newcomer

Most Popular Questions From “Where is the Recycling Facility?” to “Can I burn yard waste?” below are Answers to the Most Common Questions asked by Milton Newcomers

What is the phone number for the city?

You may call 678-242-2500 to speak with a representative of Milton’s government. From there the receptionist will direct you to the correct department to answer your inquiry.

Who provides police and fire services?

The City of Milton established its own police and fire services in 2007, its first full year of cityhood.

Who do I call in an emergency situation?

Always call 911 in an emergency situation. If within the cities of Milton or Alpharetta, your call will be routed to C3, the shared dispatch hub for both cities located in Alpharetta Police Headquarters on Old Milton Parkway. Milton’s police and fire departments will then respond if needed. Alpharetta units may also respond based on who is closer.

Where are the Milton police headquarters?

Milton’s police headquarters are in City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107 F. You may visit from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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If you are unsure if your property is within the city limits, call 678-242-2500 and ask for the tax department. A representative will search the city’s database for the tax ID number. There are also many maps detailing Milton boundaries available in the “Maps” section of the city’s Web site.

If my property is in Milton, do I still pay property taxes to Fulton County?

Yes, all property owners in Milton also pay property taxes to Fulton County (includes taxes to Fulton County School System and State of Georgia). These property tax bills will continue to come from the Fulton County Tax Commissioner’s Office. The City of Milton sends out city tax bills separately.

Do I use Milton as my mailing address?

Yes. Nearly all of Milton is located within the 30004 area code, meaning postal workers will know to deliver the mail to the correct address. In addition, the city is added to more popular mapping sites and database networks every day, meaning more accurate representation for city residents.

Where is the closest post office?

The closest Post Office is located in Alpharetta at 2400 Old

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Who do I call to report trash, signage or noise issues? You may report a code violation to the City of Milton Community Development Department or a problem to the Public Works Department by calling 678-242-2500. There are also forms you may use online at the city’s Web site.

Does the city offer garbage collection services?

No. A number of private vendors registered with the city provide garbage collection. A list may be found at the city’s web site.

Can I burn yard waste?

The Georgia Burn Ban runs from May 1 through Sept. 30. No outdoor burning is permitted during this time. From Oct. 1 through April 30, outdoor burning of small piles of residential debris may be allowed depending on the fire danger rating for the day. That rating is dependent on factors such as the wind and humidity levels for the day. You can call the Milton Fire

Department at 678-242-2570 during regular business hours to check if safe burning is permitted on any day outside of the Burn Ban. Please note that all fires must be out at dark.

Can I water whenever I want?

The Georgia Water Stewardship Act went into effect statewide on June 2, 2010. It allows daily outdoor watering for purposes of planting, growing, managing, or maintaining ground cover, trees, shrubs, or other plants only between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. Outdoor water use for any purposes other than watering of plants, such as power washing or washing cars, is still restricted to the current odd/even watering schedule. Odd-numbered addresses can water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Even-numbered and unnumbered addresses are allowed to wa-ter on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

How do I hook up my utilities?

Water and sewer service is handled by Fulton County, unless you have a septic tank (generally in use for lots one acre and over), in which case you will simply need water and should schedule septic maintenance on your own. Water and sewer billing: 404-730-6830 21

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Microchips 101 By Dr. Jennifer Ferrell

I was driving home

recently when I saw a familiar scene: a dog running loose. I pulled over and was able to coax him to me. He was a beautiful and boisterous black lab. I was happy to see he had a collar, but my heart sank when I realized that he didn’t have any identification tags on. The energetic cutie bounded all over my car, found a tennis ball from under the seat and tried to get me to play fetch with him. I knew that someone must be missing this fun dog! I drove him to the closest veterinary hospital and luckily this story ended happily: they used a universal scanner, detected a microchip, and his owner arrived to pick him up 20 minutes later. There are several lost pet websites listing dozens of dogs and cats missing around Milton recently. The local shelters take in hundreds of pets each month! Sadly, only about 25% of dogs and 5% of cats that enter shelters as strays are reunited with their owners. Many don’t think about


microchipping their cat, but cats especially need them. It is 20 times more likely that your lost cat will be found if it has a microchip. Keeping a collar on your pet with an ID tag (the pet’s name, your phone number +/- address) is the easiest way for your dog or cat to be found, but often collars can slip off. Some collars can be dangerous for outdoor cats, and “breakaway” collars fall off. ID tags can become worn and unreadable. Every pet should have a microchip as a back up form of identification.

Microchips 101 1) A microchip is a tiny electronic transponder the size of a grain of rice. It is activated by a scanner that transmits radiowaves to the chip. The chip uses no batteries, and is designed to have a lifespan of 25 years. 2)The microchip is not a GPS tracker. A unique identification number

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appears on the scanner, and your pet’s information can be looked up so they can be reunited with you. There is a database designed by American Animal Hospital Association that makes it easier to look up most ID numbers. 3)A veterinarian or trained veterinary technician needs to implant the microchip. It is a simple injection and takes seconds. It is no more painful than getting a vaccination. Some prefer to have it done if the pet is under anesthesia for other reasons, but that is not necessary. The veterinarian will provide you with paperwork or a website to register the chip. 4)Register your pet’s information! It is estimated that only 1/2 of microchips are registered. Keep it updated if you move or if your pet has a new owner. 5)There are different types of microchips and scanners. Some only read certain types, but most veterinarians and shelters now have a “universal scanner” that can read all of them. 6)Have your veterinarian “check the chip” at the wellness visit each year. That will ensure the scanner and chip are working and in place, and help you remember to update your registration. Your vet can keep a record of your pet’s microchip number.

7)Whenever you find a lost pet without ID tags get them to a veterinarian or shelter as soon as possible so they can be checked with a universal scanner for a microchip. 8)Have any new dog or cat you adopt from a rescue or a breeder checked to see if they already have a microchip. Hopefully you will never lose your beloved pet, but if you do, a microchip can help make sure that your story has a happy ending, too.

Dr Jennnifer Ferrell graduated the University of Florida veterinary school in 1999. She practiced until 2008 when she had chldren. She remains active in continuing education, volunteering veterinary care and writing on veterinary topics. 27

Get and Stay Connected How can I keep up with city news? The City of Milton sends out regular press releases and a monthly newsletter, the Milton E-News Roundup. It also maintains a Facebook page, Twitter feed, YouTube channel and flickr photo archive. To see these pages, or sign up for the newsletter, visit the city’s web site,

How can I find out about upcoming events in the City of Milton? The city’s web site has a full calendar that lists all city-sponsored meetings. Also, upcoming events are always featured in the Milton E-news Roundup.

How can I have an event listed on the city calendar? At this time, the city calendar is available for city business only. Schools and other non-profit groups holding special events within the City of Milton can request placement in the monthly newsletter, the Milton E-news Roundup, by contacting Director of Innovation & Engagement, Jason Wright at 678-242-2523. The request must be approved by the Communications Manager.

What’s on the web site? • A full list of staff, volunteers and elected officials • Informational videos about Milton • E-mail and newsletter sign up • Full calendar of events • Milton’s laws • List of garbage haulers • Yearly budget • A volunteer list of Milton businesses • Maps of the city and City Hall • Watering and burning rules • Forms to volunteer, take CPR classes, report problems, request public records and much more | | 678-242-2500 28

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Scoop OTP scoops Cheeses & Mary in Milton Suzanne Taylor and Michelle Knapp, Co-Creators of discovered Cheeses & Mary, an artisanal cheese shop located in Braeburn Village

Cheeses & Mary. What do you get when you take an eclectic, food-loving woman named Mary, and delicious, locally farmed cheese? You get Cheeses & Mary, an artisanal cheese shop located in Milton at 12220 Birmingham Highway, Building 80 Suite #102. Cheeses & Mary just opened its own store, bringing its high quality, farm fresh handmade cheeses to OTP. Mary is like many of the business owners we meet — she had worked previously in the corporate world. Her husband is a chef, so when the time came for her to start her own venture, something food-related was perfect! Mary is passionate about supporting local businesses in the community. All of her cheese is made from the milk of cows, goats and sheep that are raised sustainably or certified natural. She also stocks a variety of yummy jams, jellies, honeys, salts and seasonings. All locally produced as well. So why would you want to make a separate stop to pick up cheese? The service, of course! Mary is a plethora of knowledge when it comes to pairing cheeses with different herbs, crackers, wines and jellies. Tell Mary the Scoop girls sent you!


10 Ways Art Can Make Your Life Better. By Ryan Sedgwick, Owner, Sedgwick Gallery

Why do we buy art? The question seems so silly that for many of us it goes unanswered, but a look at the accepted parts of our lives reveals things we've never seen.

2) Add some color With decorating trends favoring hushed tones. Art is an ideal way to liven up your space.

1) Fill up that wall! Do you like staring at a blank wall? Me neither.

3) Be transported The Forrest, a beach, your childhood, thousands of years in the past? Wherever you want to go. 4 ) Who are you? Your art can speak for the things you believe in. It is a daily reminder of the things that make you great. 5) It speaks to you Art speaks to your emotions, memories, and ideas. Let it in! Live your life! 6) Let's give em' something to talk about When you talk about art with people you are rarely talking about the piece itself. Art opens people up to sharing what they really think.

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7) Investment In some cases your art may provide a great return, but in most cases it retains it's value over time. A lot more than can be said for that new television. 8) Look Cool Who owns a Picasso? You do. You are pretty cool. 9) Be a nerd about it Interested in knowing a lot about something complex and exciting? People get art history degrees for a reason and it's rarely profit, it's fun! 10) Because you love the way it makes you feel A great art collection is great because you love it. Quit sitting around. Go and live a life full of art and happiness.

Milton High School seniors Viviana Carrasco, Siobhan Britt, Katherine Beals and Taylor Bryant and their band “Starting Fires.”

Glowing Embers and Starting Fires By Brian Johnson, Owner, North Fulton School of Music

I recently had a chance to speak with Viviana Carrasco and Siobhan Britt from the local indie band Starting Fires ( The band, which includes Carrasco and Britt on keys, acoustic guitar and vocals, Katherine Beals on lead guitar and Taylor Bryant on bass was originally formed in 2012 under the name Stupid Fantasies. BRJ: Give me a little insight into your creative process. SF: We feel like we complement each other in both our musical tastes and our personalities. When we write music, one of us will bring something to the table - maybe a melody on the piao or a stray lyric, even something that’s nearly finished. Sometimes a song comes from out of the blue, a complete improvisation. The music feels fresher to us when it’s been recycled through all four minds. It’s definitely a fully collaborate effort.

too young to get in! BRJ: What are your plans going forward? SF: We all have different perspectives on what to do after we graduate from Milton High School this year. We are fortunate to have a friendship so steeped in music and want to preserve this magic.

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BRJ: It sounds like you are more married to the collaborative process than the end result or sound of the song. True? SF: We’re always looking to make each song sound different and individual; and we’re probably overly critical of that sometimes. However, it is completely true that an effective collaborative process is what most often produces our favorite songs. BRJ: Still, you guys are really, “all for one.” What are the roots of that? SF: The roots of our band extend deep because we’ve been together as friends for so long. It’s easier to join forces creatively when you’ve had these friends for six, ten, twelve years. BRJ: What has been the highlight of working together? SF: Definitely our gig at Smith’s Old Bar in January. We sold out the Atlanta room even though all of our friends are


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Golf ’s Key Essentials By Bill Barkley, Master PGA Teaching Professional



It is important to improve fundamentals. Fundamentals include grip, stance, posture, ball position and alignment. For example, by aligning the clubface square to the target-line, and aligning the body to correspond with the intended path of the swing, the path of the swing will determine whether the ball flies straight, fades or draws toward the target.

The height of trajectory affects distance, the way a shot holds the green, and how well a player plays the wind. A 45-degree angle of trajectory causes a longer ball flight than an angle of trajectory that is more or less than 45 degrees. A low trajectory into a strong wind bores through the wind.

During the pre-swing routine, visualize positive results. That activity of one’s imagination instills confidence, determines club selection, and helps trigger an appropriate swing.

MEETING THE BALL SQUARE Learning to meet the ball square keeps the ball in play, increases the number of fairways and greens hit in regulation, scores more pars and birdies, and incurs fewer penalty strokes. The key to meeting the ball square is a slightly closed clubface at the peak of the backswing, caused by a cupped left wrist. Cupping the right wrist during the transition and maintained through impact squares the slightly closed clubface.


Different factors affect height of trajectory. The primary factor is the angle of approach, an angle that normally corresponds to the slope of the backswing. A steeper backswing causes a higher angle of trajectory. A more upright posture tends to cause a lower angle of trajectory. Maintaining a constant spine angle throughout the swing helps control the angle of trajectory.

THE SHORT GAME The short game includes putting, chipping pitching, bunker shots and lob shots. Spin and height of trajectory influence results; for example, putts and chips are ideally played with over-spin The stroke is a rhythmic back and forth on line movement. The hands lead the clubhead back with a cupped left wrist, causing a slightly closed clubface. The hands again lead the clubhead forward with a cupped right wrist that squares the clubface. The force of a smooth pull through impact determines distance.

Where to Play

The hands are slightly ahead of the ball at address, de-lofting the clubface. There is a slight up and down on-line pendulum path, with the clubhead leveling slightly behind the ball so as to meet the ball on the upswing with a de-lofted clubface to impart over-spin. Memory plays an important part in a sense of distance. One way to develop a sense of distance is to repeatedly putt a ball to a given distance, and then putt another ball a few feet farther, remembering the difference. Memory plays an important part related to ‘reading the green.’ One reads the green prior to stroking a putt or chip and considers how break, grain, slope and other factors influence results. Over time and considerable practice, one memorizes subtle nuances. Another factor determining the level of skill is visualization. A golfer learns to ‘see’ the line, and responds with precise alignment, and what is seen registers a given distance with a corresponding required level of force. The act of seeing a positive result vicariously, prior to stroking a putt or chip, enhances confidence and results. The key to most bunker shots and lob shots is to develop a stroke that imparts height and back-spin. Rather than de-lofting the clubface with the hands ahead of the clubhead, these two shots are played with an extreme laid back or lofted clubface. The palm of the right hand faces the sky at address and through impact. The clubhead swings down and under the ball with the palm of the right hand facing upward. The ball lands softly with little or no roll. A golfer serious about lowering scores should improve the pre-swing routine, the technique of meeting the ball square, control the height of trajectory, and develop a reliable shot.

Bill Barkley , PGA Master Golf Professional with a specialty in golf instrution, had a 4-year golf scholarship to the Univ. of FL and has been a PGA Pro for over 60 years. He and his wife Claire of 58 years have 11 children and 25 grandchildren. They live in Johns Creek.

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


RESTAURANT 2B Whole Abhiruchi Indian Cuisine Ajs Home Cooking Alpha Soda Alpine Bakery & Trattoria Amma Kitchen Aunty's Kitchen BBs Bagels Bella Luna Breadtime Brooklyn Joe's Burger Fi Cabernet Café Efendi Cake World Bakery Calabria Pizza & Subs CANS Taqueria Casa Nuova Italian Chili's Chin Chin Chipotle Collet French Pastry Café Crabapple Tavern Cracker Barrel 34

Restaurant Guide let’s go out to eat tonight! ADDRESS 42 Milton Ave 5530 Windward Pkwy 11770 Haynes Bridge Rd 11760 Haynes Bridge Rd 12315 Crabapple Rd 390 Cumming St 11775 Northfall Ln 770 McFarland Pkwy 15639 Birmingham Hwy 235 South Main St 13065 Hwy 9 N 5475 Windward Pkwy 5575 Windward Pkwy 488 North Main St Hwy 9 N 4910 Hwy 9 N 12635 Crabapple Rd 5670 Hwy 9 N 5035 Windward Pkwy 270 Rucker Rd 5250 Windward Pkwy 2225 Old Milton Pkwy 12350 Arnold Mill Rd 5580 Windward Pkwy

TEL. NUM WEBSITE 404-919-8875 678-393-1110 770-754-0530 770-442-3102 770-410-9883 770-475-7776 678-691-1432 770-475-1818 770-777-5875 678-691-6723 770-754-0202 770-817-4656 770-777-5955 770-360-8014 770-751-9990 678-867-2625 770-663-0908 770-475-9100 770-619-1818 770-569-9883 678-867-9459 678-770-6066 770-667-7456 770-521-9597

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Dos Margaritas Eggs Up Grill El Azteca El Don Bar & Grill El Porton Five Guys Fry Me to the Moon Good Grub Subs Gourmet Sandwich Co. Grand Champion BBQ Grouchy's NY Deli Gyro Brothers Hop Alley Brew Pub Hudson Grille Humble Pie Pizza Co I Love NY Pizza Ichiban Steak & Sushi Ippolito's JAZ Chinese Cuisine Johnny's NY Style Pizza Kabab & Wraps Kababish Kickshaw Tavern Kiku Japanese Steakhouse La Casa Italian Grill La Parilla Leaves & Loaves Fresh Mkt Lenny's Sub Shop Lime Juice Thai Bistro Lin's Chinese Cuisine Loco's Deli & Pub Main Event Entertainment Mama Bakes Safe Cakes Mambo Jambo Café Mambo's Café Marco's Pizza Mellow Mushroom Meyer's Deli Midway Meal House Miller's Ale House Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails Mittie's Café & Tea Room My Friends Place

Crabapple Kroger Shopping Center Opens Nov 2014! Mexican 270 Rucker Rd 678-878-2251 Breakfast 13800 Hwy 9 N 678-867-9950 Mexican 6320 Atlanta Hwy 678-404-5473 Mexican 4902 Atlanta Hwy 678-393-8888 Mexican 5230 Windward Pkwy 678-867-7930 American 5155 Atlanta Hwy 678-691-1613 Seafood 5905 Atlanta Hwy 678-701-5644 American 1805 Hembree Rd 770-521-0081 Deli 12635 Crabapple Rd 770-993-4227 BBQ 11525 Haynes Bridge Rd 770-667-6973 deli 869 N Main St 770-754-0727 Greek 25 South Main St 770-696-2097 Pub 865 N Main St 770-777-4127 American 869 N Main St 678-867-6773 Pizza 980 Birmingham Rd 770-442-9699 Pizza 5306 Windward Pkwy 770-772-6822 Japanese 12850 Hwy 9 678-624-1908 Italian 270 Saint Clair Dr 770-752-7580 Chinese 869 N Main St 678-867-6773 Pizza 13020 Morris Rd 678-549-2810 Indian 14155 Hwy 9 678-825-2150 Indian 800 N Main St 770-475-0444 American 2725 Old Milton Pkwy 770-740-0123 kikujapanese Japanese 37 Old Roswell St 770-609-6311 Italian 865 N Main St 678-339-3888 Mexican 5530 Windward Pkwy 678-339-1313 Bakery 5530 Windward Pkwy 770-754-9280 Deli 670 North Main St 678-242-2991 Thai 12850 Hwy 9N 770-740-1892 Chinese 11770 Haynes Br Rd 770-751-9898 American 10700 Davis Dr 770-521-9100 American 5725 N Commerce Ct 678-664-5638 Bakery 5310 Windward Pkwy 770-667-0097 Mexican 4915 Windward Pkwy 770-753-4354 mambos-café.com Cuban 13800 Hwy 9 N 678-393-9000 Pizza 11770 Haynes br Rd 770-663-3812 Pizza 12890 Hwy 9 770-663-0831 Deli 5150 Atlanta Hwy 770-442-3738 American 10750 Davis Dr 678-277-2581 American 800 Mayfield Rd 770-817-0161 American 62 N Main Street 770-772-0850 American 670 N Main St 770-667-8414 Deli

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Alpharetta’s “BEST Italian Restaurant,” located in a Quaint Historic Home

CORPORATE and SOCIAL CATERING RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED • Extensive Wine List, “Wine Dinners,” Full Bar • Private, Intimate Dining Rooms • Heated Patio, Voted “Best Patio” by • Voted 2012, 2013 and 2014 Open Table’s “Diner’s Choice,” and “Neighborhood Gem” One Block from the Square and Main Street, between Milton Ave and Old Milton Pkwy. 37 Old Roswell Street • Downtown Alpharetta • 770-609-6311 •


The Social Aspect of Dining and the true artistry of food at South Main Kitchen By Belinda Smith

The art of creating

sumptuous, thought-provoking food which inspires an unforgettable dining experience is the core concept at South Main Kitchen. The much-talked-about restaurant located in downtown Alpharetta at 9 South Main Street is the product of owner, Louis Soon, formally the GM at Roswell successes such as Salt Factory, Little Alley Steak House and Opulent. Opened in late August of this year, South Main Kitchen has quickly become one of the new go-to establishments for those with a true appreciation of new American cuisine. Soon's expertise purposefully pared with the inspiring creations of Executive Chef, Christy Stone, offers a unique understanding of American fare. From an eclectic variety of "Bar Bites" and Starters such as Pork Rinds with spicy chili sauce and Boiled Peanut Hummus & Jams, South Main Kitchen introduces its customers to a new twist on comfort with menu items like the W. Allgood Burger (bibb lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, smoked Gouda, chili aioli) and Pork Osso Buco (bacon risotto, roasted carrots and parsnips,


gremolata, blackberry pan sauce). Rustic comfort is the intent in this refurbished 1906 building. Exposed brick and reclaimed wood throughout set the perfect stage for an open view into the fast-paced kitchen. Those lucky enough to find a seat at the chef ’s table will have the optimal vantage point of the artistry and skill involved in creating this highly-original cuisine. And for clientele, more inclined to open-air seating, the back deck provides a charming atmosphere and full-service under the stars. Seating aside, early arrival for dinner is imperative, allowing ample time to enjoy a cocktail or two on the uncompromising roof-top bar…the one and only in Alpharetta. Garnering high-scores and rave reviews since it’s opening, South Main Kitchen is the perfect addition to this up-andcoming restaurant area. It is sure to become a mainstay and a local favorite to the residents and visitors of Alpharetta. South Main Kitchen is open from Monday through Saturday from 11:00 - 2:30 for lunch and then again from 4:30 - 10:00 pm for dinner. And on Sunday from 12:00 – 9:00 pm.

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Local Christmas Tree Farm is All in the Family By Janelle Tencza and Janine Simpson

Hunters’ Christmas Tree

Farm is located at 14680 Wood Road, in Milton; and their “choose and cut” farm has always been a family business. It began 25 years ago with Gordon and Brooke Hunter and their four daughters, and has grown to include four sonsin-law and 15 grandchildren. “We love spending time with our family and also sharing with our community the beauty and tradition of the Christmas season,” said Janelle, one of the four daughters. The Christmas Tree Farm is a drop-off point for the North Fulton Charities Holiday Assistance Program, in its 25th season of association with the local non-profit. Each year they donate trees and remind customers to bring gifts, food, or holiday items for the NFCC. The Farm also has relationships with the local PTAs, is a sponsor of the Milton High School soccer team, as well as a sponsor of the Alpharetta Phoenix Rugby team. For almost 10 years, Hunters’ has been a part of the Trees for Troops program. The program distributes real Christmas trees to soldiers and their families in Georgia. This year, Trees for Troops 2013 will provide approximately 20,000 40

real Christmas Trees to military members and their families across the United States and overseas. Last year, Hunter’s Farm customers donated over 100 trees to this program! Customers at Hunters’ can purchase a 6 or 7 foot tree and attach a personal message to their donated tree. Hunters’ will serve as the North Georgia collection point, where FedEx will pick up the trees for distribution to the soldiers and their families. “Our family has a personal connection to the military, as our father, Gordon Hunter served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. It’s our way of helping to give back to those families that are sacrificing so much for our freedoms,” explained another of the four daughters Janine Simpson. Their customers spend the day making wonderful holiday memories with their families as they choose their perfect trees, and enjoy the many activities the farm has to offer. There is always complimentary hot chocolate and cookies, hayrides, and ornament making. Santa also comes to visit, and they have pony rides for the children (donations appreciated) at specific times during the day. Opens November 28th, 9am to dusk, then M-F 4pm to dusk; Saturdays 9am to dusk. Closed Sundays. – Find them on Facebook, too!

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City of Milton and City of Alpharetta Establish Regionalized Parks System Thanks to a partnership with the City of Alpharetta Parks and Recreation Department, on Dec. 1 2012 Milton and Alpharetta established a regionalized parks system for both cities and dissolved all non-resident fees at current and future city facilities. According to the terms of the agreement, the cities will annually negotiate a variable maintenance fee - for 2012, the fee is $325,000. For that price, Milton residents can use all the City of Alpharetta programs and facilities they know and love without incurring non-resident fees, which can add as much as 75 percent to the cost of participating. Alpharetta residents may also use any current and future Milton facilities without incurring extra costs. Milton’s cost in the agreement will decrease incrementally as the city brings forward additional facilities and programs utilized by Alpharetta residents. Following is a list of frequently asked questions regarding registration for parks and recreation programs in Milton and Alpharetta. Please note: Milton’s established registration schedules will not change.

I registered for an Alpharetta program online and it charged me fees. Can I get a refund? City of Milton residents who choose to register online for 42

City of Alpharetta recreation programs during open registration will be charged non-resident fees by the online software system. However, these non-resident fees shall be refunded upon request. City of Milton residents must e-mail recreation@alpharetta. to request refund of non-resident fees paid during online registration. The refund will be issued to the customer’s credit card. Once the refund has been processed, Alpharetta’s Parks and Recreation Department will e-mail a credit voucher to the customer.

Can I register using priority registration?

Priority registration for Alpharetta programs begin two weeks before open registration. Priority registration is for Milton and Alpharetta residents who participated in the same recreation program the previous year with the city offering the program. Milton residents must register in person during the two week period at Milton’s City Hall or online (for Milton programs) or any Alpharetta Recreation and Parks facility (for Alpharetta programs) during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday).

City Facilities Bell Memorial Park 15245 Bell Park Road An active-use park with four baseball fields, pavilions, picnic areas, parking, concessions and a play-ground. Hopewell Youth Association maintains the league through a use agreement with the City of Milton. The Bell Memorial Park Expansion project began in August 2014. Bethwell Community Center 2695 Hopewell Road The Bethwell Community Center houses City of Milton Parks and Recreation programs and activities and summer day camps. It is available for individual or group rentals. For more information, call 678-242-2489. Birmingham Park 750 Hickory Flat Road This 200-acre site, located behind Fire Station No. 43 at 750 Hickory Flat Road, is currently undeveloped but open for passive use (hiking, dog walking, or horseback riding). This park’s master plan is complete and awaiting funding.

Visit for registration sites.

When can non-priority Milton residents register?

City of Milton residents who have not participated in a specific Alpharetta program may register one week before open registration. Milton residents may register in person at any Alpharetta Recreation and Parks facility during regular business hours, by fax, by mail, or by e-mailing a completed activity registration form available at to

When is open registration?

Open registration for Alpharetta programs is held two weeks after the start of priority registration. Registration methods available include online (for applicable programs), in person, by fax, by mail, or by e-mail.

PARKS & REC STAFF Jim Cregge Parks and Recreation Director, 678-242-2489 Tom Gilliam Recreation Program Coordinator , 678-242-2519

Freedom Park 13200 Deerfield Parkway Freedom Park is an exercise center for the runners, cyclists and walkers on Deerfield Parkway and hosts the city’s patriotic events. It features a .15 mile trail and equipment for sit ups and body curls, a cardio walker, and rowing and elliptical machines. Friendship Community Park 12785 Birmingham Hwy This 1.81 acre park, opened Dec. 1, 2012, is a joint venture with the Fulton County School System. Located between Crabapple Crossing Elementary and Northwestern Middle School, it features a small picnic pavilion, walking path, half court basketball and a play field.The park is closed to the general public during active school hours, generally 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., on days school is in session. For more information, call 678-242-2500. Hopewell House 15690 Hopewell Road This historic structure, dated back to at least 1865, is currently closed. Renovations began in July 2014, and will last until December. The 2.5 acre site, which contains the nearly 4,000-square-foot, two-story home, dates back to at least the mid-1800s according to local historians. Senior Services North Fulton will occupy the home during normal business hours. When not in use by seniors, Milton will utilize the space for city-sponsored events and pursue facility rentals for special occasions. The City of Milton purchased the Hopewell House from foreclosure in 2011 for $250,000 in order to save the site, which is believed to be one of the oldest in North Fulton. Providence Park 13440 Providence Park Drive This 40-acre park is currently still under possession and maintenance by Fulton County. The city will create a renovation plan for Providence Park once it is clean.


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New Crabapple Pavilion in 2015 The Broadwell Road Pavilion, which began construction in October, will feature a 40-foot by 52-foot open pavilion with a large stone fireplace, restrooms and storage facilities. Milton’s plans for the property include a farmer’s market and food truck event, Christmas in Crabapple and various other special projects. The site is located at 12615 Broadwell Road. Cloverleaf Group is heading up construction at a price of $499,877. Work is expected finish up in early 2015.

Hopewell House: Renovation Underway for New Senior Center Hopewell House Will Be on National Registry of Historic Homes, Be a Senior Center by Day and Special Events Facility for the City of Milton on Nights and Weekends. The City of Milton held its first official groundbreaking ceremony this past summer to celebrate the renovation of the Hopewell House, a Civil War-era home planned as a senior and event center. The groundbreaking was held at 15690 Hopewell Road. Milton's City Council joined staff from Senior Services North Fulton (SSNF), which will utilize the Hopewell House for programming, and Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann, who was instrumental in securing $295,000 annually from Fulton County for Senior Services programming. "We are proud that Fulton County was part of the collaborative effort in partnership with the City of Milton and Senior Services North Fulton to establish a much-needed senior center to serve the needs of our growing senior population in North Fulton," said Hausmann. It shows that positive outcomes are possible when we work toward a mutual goal for our citizens."

said Milton Mayor Joe Lockwood. "From the beginning, it was meant to be multi-functional for the entire community. "We get a beautiful, renovated senior center, we get to save what we believe is the oldest structure in Milton, and the city gains a unique, attractive event center." According to Community Development Director Kathleen Field, SSNF will occupy the home during normal business hours thanks to a 2012 agreement. When not in use by seniors, Milton will utilize the space for city-sponsored events and pursue facility rentals for special occasions. The City of Milton purchased the Hopewell House from foreclosure in 2011 for $250,000 in order to save the site, which is believed to be one of the oldest in North Fulton.

The 2.5 acre site, which contains the nearly 4,000-squarefoot, two-story home, dates back to at least the mid-1800s according to local historians. Newnan-based Headley Construction will handle all renovations to the home and site at a cost not to exceed $632,000. "We couldn't be happier that this project is moving forward,"


PARKS & REC ACTIVITIY GUIDE For full information on all the City of Milton’s Parks and Recreation activities, including special events, recreation programs, sports by season and much more, check out the Parks and Recreation Activity Guide, available online or in printed form at Milton Parks and Recreation Facilities.

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Two MARTA Bus Lines in Milton The City of Milton has two MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) bus lines. The 143 Windward Park/ Ride travels Windward Parkway, Deerfield Parkway and Morris Road. The 185 Alpharetta/Holcomb Bridge Road route travels Ga. 9 and stops at the Windward Parkway Park and Ride. The closest rail line is available at the North Springs station, located off Ga. 400. Both lines go to this rail station. For full bus and rail schedules, visit How much does it cost to ride MARTA? MARTA is $2 for a one-way fare (no pennies). One-way fare: $2.50 ; 10 Trips: $25; 20 Trips (discounted price): $42.50; 7-Day Pass: $23.75 (unlimited rides for 7 consecutive days)

City seeks veterans' information

for Veterans Day

The City of Milton will once again recognize Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, and in preparation is adding veterans into the city's registry of service men and women. Through six years of hard work and the generosity of residents, Milton has amassed a list of more than 600 living and fallen veterans. This information will be used to, for instance, place an advertisement in the paper recognizing and listing the name of each Milton veteran. Each year residents ask how their family members may be added to the registry. The city does not have access to a government database revealing who served in the military. Instead, we need you to tell us. To register a family member or friend, please use the online form available anytime at the City of Milton web site. 46

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The Milton Police Department has officially launched its Community Outreach Program, Milton Police and Citizens To-gether, or MPACT, and is looking for local groups seeking a neighborhood watch program or education about issues related to law enforcement. Homeowners’ associations, parent teacher organizations, professional groups, Boy and Girl Scout Troops, and more are welcome to contact Community Officer Ara Baronian to request a police presence or training for matters important to them. To sign up for the neighborhood watch, visit the city’s Web site or contact Baronian at 678-242-2570 or ara.baronian@

Rape/Aggression Defense Class

The Milton Police Department is now offering a rape and aggression defense class for women and girls ages 13 and up. The 12- to 14-hour class is taught over multiple days by request only. The classes, which are held at various locations based on size, may be scheduled by contacting Community Outreach Officer Ara Baronian at or 678-242-2570.

CPR Saturdays

The City of Milton Fire Department now hosts a series of free lifesaving classes named “CPR Saturdays.” The classes, held the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m., take place at Milton Fire Station No. 43, 750 Hickory Flat Road. Part of the American Heart Association’s “Friends and Family” curriculum the classes cover CPR, rescue breathing, using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and rendering aid to a choking victim. Firefighters also cover CPR and choking emergencies for children and infants. To reserve your spot, visit the city’s Web site and fill out the online form.


Since its inception in August 2008, the Milton Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER) unit has responded to more than 70 calls for help involving horses. All Milton fire personnel have been trained to an industry-standard “awareness” level for emergency situations involv-ing large animals. In addition, 16 firefighters have been trained at the “operations” level, which is the most comprehensive training available in large animal emergency rescue. Battalion Chief Bill Bourn coordinates the TLAER Unit for the City of Milton. You can contact him at 678-242-2570 with any questions regarding the TLAER program. 47

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Clicking or Popping Jaw? Headaches? Learn About TMJ and TMD driven to primarily being bone and joint driven. In order to allow the joint to function in a specific relationship, the teeth were reshaped and altered to attempt to help address bite issues. It is more complete to include not just teeth but also bones and muscles in the evaluation of the patient. Question: What does a neuromuscular dentist do and does it cost extra to have a neuromuscular dentist? Answer: What a neuromuscular dentist will do is actually measure and assess the soft tissues like muscles as well as the teeth and the bones. The neuromuscular dentist can literally measure the bite muscles exactly like a heart doctor would measure your heart muscles. This comprehensive and complete picture allows the neuromuscular dentists to see beyond the teeth Question: What extra equipment do you have at Crabapple Dental to do neuromuscular dentistry? Answer: We have a Mytronics K7 to measure the correct location for your jaw and bite and a TENS unit to relax the muscles to find its optimum position; the daily stress and tension in your face needs to be relaxed before we can calculate the optimum position. We commonly use the Myotronics for relieving Sleep Apnea in our patients that want to eliminate/reduce use of a CPAP.


Milton Schools Are Tops Milton’s residents are served by the Fulton County School System. To see what school your child will attend based on your address, call the Student Placement Service for The Fulton County Board of Education at 404-763-6801. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Birmingham Falls Elementary 14865 Birmingham Highway, Milton 770-667-2820, Pages/default.aspx Principal: Susan Matzkin Cogburn Woods Elementary 13080 Cogburn Road, Milton 770-667-2845, Pages/default.aspx Principal: Bruce Fraser Crabapple Crossing Elementary 12775 Birmingham Highway, Milton 770-740-7055, Principal: Rachel Williams Summit Hill Elementary 13855 Providence Road, Milton 770-667-2830, default.aspx Principal: Nancy J. Murphy MIDDLE SCHOOLS Hopewell Middle School 13060 Cogburn Road, Milton 678-297-3240, Principal: Dr. Lenora Patterson Northwestern Middle School 12805 Birmingham Highway, Milton 770-667-2870, Principal: Jasmine Kullar HIGH SCHOOLS Milton High School 13025 Birmingham Highway, Milton 770-740-7000, Principal: Brian Jones 50

Cambridge High School 2845 Bethany Bend, Milton 770-667-2883, default.aspx Principal: Edward Spurka PRIVATE SCHOOLS St. Francis High School 13440 Cogburn Road, Milton 678-339-9989, Headmaster: Collette Staak Chandler Academy 13580 Hopewell Road Milton 770-346-0509, Headmaster: Jack Hudson Mill Springs Academy 13660 New Providence Road Milton 770-360-1336, Headmaster: Robert W. Moore Kings Ridge Christian School 2765 Bethany Bend, Alpharetta 770-754-5738, Saint Francis High School 13440 Cogburn Road, Alpharetta 678-339-9989,

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Like the holidays,

By Elaine Wrobleski

flu season is fast approaching, and with it, the recommendation that everyone age six months and up get a flu shot. Yet, research shows there is no evidence the flu vaccine decreases incidence of the flu, or hospitalizations and mortality from the flu, in any age group. According to the CDC, only about 20 percent of suspected influenza cases are caused by the influenza virus, and 80 percent of these cases are actually caused by more than 200 respiratory illnesses (for example, respiratory syncytial virus, bocavirus and rhinovirus) that produce flu-like symptoms. The flu vaccine is classified by the FDA as a Category C Drug, for which safety studies have not been completed, and animal studies that have been conducted show an adverse effect on the mother and fetus. Flu vaccine exposes you to toxins, including mercury, aluminum, and ethylene glycol (antifreeze), and weakens the immune system. Flu vaccine side effects range from common muscle aches, fever, hives and nausea, to rapid heartbeat, dizziness and fainting. Severe side effects include Guillain-Barre syndrome (an autoimmune disorder that can damage nerves, cause paralysis, and is fatal in about one in 20 cases), encephalitis (brain inflammation) and thrombocytopenia (a serious blood disorder). It is beneficial to consider whether or not it makes sense to take a vaccine that shows minimal effectiveness, can cause unpleasant side effects and disrupts the function of the immune system.


The best way to prevent the flu is to maintain a strong immune system through optimal lifestyle and nutrition. Avoid sugar and processed food (sugar immediately decreases immune system function), get seven to nine hours of sleep each night, and optimize your vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is important for proper immune function and is also an effective antimicrobial. Studies show that children who take just 1,200 IUs of vitamin D3 daily are 42 percent less likely to get the flu. Adults can supplement with 5,000 to 8,000 IUs daily during the winter months. Other ways to support optimal immune health include proper hydration, regular exercise, stress-reduction techniques, hand washing and foundational supplements (probiotic, fish oil, food-based multi--see Back to School Wellness Essentials, Milton Magazine, Aug./Sept.). Take homeopathic preparations and herbs for respiratory health, including sambucus, myrrh and echinacea. Also, supplement with oil of oregano, garlic, olive leaf and monolaurin, which are immune-system builders that provide potent antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial support, without the side effects associated with pharmaceutical antibiotics and vaccinations. Eileen is a naturopath, certified nutritional counselor and lymphatic therapist. Her practice Abundant Life Wellness offers Zyto bioenergetic assessment, infrared modalities, homeopathics and botanicals. She and her family live in Milton.


Milton Gets FIT FOR LIFE By Rachel Quiles

For many busy adults, health and fitness can become an afterthought as they juggle the many demands of work and home, but SuperSlow Zone in Milton is changing how adults work out. In only 20 minutes of personal strength training, once or twice a week, SuperSlow Zone workouts can help adults get fit — for life! Owners, Luis and Rachel Quiles, opened SuperSlow Zone because they know firsthand how important fitness is to overall health. Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, Luis made a commitment to improve his health and work out regularly. “As I saw the results and how much better I felt from working out, I became passionate about it,” Luis says. “When we discovered the superslow protocol, we knew it was the real deal and wanted to bring it to North Fulton so others could experience the SuperSlow Zone workout.” SuperSlow Zone offers a slow-motion, accredited, personal strength training program. The exercise protocol was developed as part of a $3.2 million osteoporosis study at the University of Florida, School of Medicine. This 54

unique approach to total-body fitness follows a slow, fluid weight-lifting movement of 10 seconds up and 10 seconds down. The process is designed to fatigue the muscles quickly and stimulate muscle growth. Although appropriate for anyone, SuperSlow exercise is ideal for those age 40 and above. “As we age, bone density and muscle strength decrease significantly, which can affect mobility and overall quality of life,” Luis explains. “SuperSlow Zone can improve bone density, cardiovascular fitness, energy, endurance, metabolism, muscle strength and tone. Noticeable results keep clients motivated to continue the regular workouts. SuperSlow Zone instructors capture and store individuals’ workout data with Cloud software for precise tracking of each workout and accurate reports of progress. We work with people who have minor to major health challenges, those who have not exercised in a long time-or ever-and exercise enthusiasts. “This isn’t your typical gym. We use medical-grade Nautilus equipment, and working one-on-one

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“Better Together” is invested in people who are building welcoming communities where those with disabilities can lead good lives as true members of our community. Their purpose is to involve people of all abilities in enhancing and strengthening Milton.

“Better Together” Hosts Spectacular Meeting at local shop

CJ’s Talk of the Town By Ron Kolb

CJ’s Talk Of The Town was sponsored by the City of Milton in their recent “Better Together” campaign. “Better Together” encourages residents of North Fulton to support small local businesses. “We are a woman’s boutique in business for eleven months,” said CJ Bognar, the proprietor of CJ’s Talk Of The Town, “and it’s heartening when you garner so much love and support from the community.” The event took place on Saturday, October 18th from 2 pm to 6 pm. Shoppers came from every corner of North Fulton to purchase clothing, jewelry, accessories, and unique one-of-akind gifts. “When I opened my boutique, I made sure that there was something beautiful for every woman. My goal has always been to have a boutique that serves all women, of every size and age, and where every one who walks into my store 56

receives the highest level of customer service.” Edible Arrangements, located next to CJ’s Talk Of The Town in the Deerfield Place Shopping Center, also participated in the event, as did Nothing Bundt Cakes, which has its location on Windward Parkway. Miss Atlanta (pictured) made a cameo appearance, and moms from North Fulton brought their young daughters for a signed photograph from the reigning Beauty Queen. “I am so grateful to receive support from the women in North Fulton,” CJ said, “and so many of them have told me that the presence of my shop means a great deal to them. It inspires me to keep searching for the best designed clothing, and to keep selling it at the most affordable price possible.”


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season of all in Milton! Put a big red and green star (or bow) on your calendars for these amazing holiday events! Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 2pm-5pm is the popular 7th annual Christmas In Crabapple celebration.

Saturday, Dec. 6 2 to 5 p.m. Throughout historic downtown Crabapple Blencoe & Co.’s photos with Santa | Holiday music & carols | S’mores & prizes Crabapple Community Association’s North Pole Passport Program (Featuring Crabapple businesses offering activities and gifts)

The heart of downtown Crabapple becomes a Christmas wonderland beginning at Broadwell Cottage as the Mayor of Milton delivers Santa on his big green tractor. Kids and parents alike can kick off the holiday season with kids activities and fun. You will be able to enjoy your favorite Christmas song performed by very special carolers and sample yummy s’mores and hot cocoa by the fire, all while getting into the Christmas spirit Crabapple style.

Blencoe & Co. Photographic Arts will be on hand for the time-honored tradition of pictures at Santa’s house. Capture the moment as your children whisper their Christmas wishes to the jolly old elf. The Crabapple Community Association will have the North Pole Passport Program again this year. This is the perfect time to begin your holiday shopping at one of the many downtown stores both new and old. Be sure not to miss a single retailer while the kids get their passports stamped and parents enjoy special offerings at each store. Christmas in Crabapple will take place December 6th from 2pm-5pm throughout downtown Crabapple. For more information, please visit BRAND NEW this year, the children of Milton can have their very own breakfast with Santa! Spend the morning in the Christmas spirit on Saturday, December 13th as the Milton Fire Department hosts it’s 1st annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa! After filling up on breakfast courtesy of the fire department, kids will have the opportunity to see inside a real fire station. Fire trucks will be available to touch, see and climb. Little ones will be able to tour the fire station and see where fire fighters eat and sleep. There will also be a Toys for Tots drop off area, so be sure to bring a new, unwrapped toy to fill the sac. Breakfast with Santa is a free and family-friendly event that is sure to provide lasting holiday memories. Milton Fire Department’s Pancake Breakfast with Santa will take place on Saturday, December 13th at Station 43. For more information, please visit


TAXES A quick tax guide

The City of Milton’s Finance

Department is responsible for the billing and collection of city property taxes. Your property tax bill provides you with a legal description of your property, taxable values, exemptions, and the calculation of your tax bill. The annual millage rate is 4.731, all of which is designated to fund general government operations. General information Ad valorem taxes, more commonly known as property taxes, are levied for city operations and maintenance. When you call the police or fire department, play in a park or eat at an inspected restaurant, you are using services paid for by your property taxes. Your taxes also pay for services to oversee development, protect water and air from pollution, repair and build roads, and much more. Property taxes are the largest source of revenue to fund these services that you count on every day. All real estate and personal property is taxable unless exempted by law. Real property is land and generally anything that is affixed to the land. Personal property is everything not considered real property and usually consists of inventory and fixtures used in conducting business. The basis for ad valorem taxation is the fair market value of the property. The tax is levied on the assessed value of the property which, by law, is established at 40 percent of the fair market value. The amount of tax is determined by the tax millage rate. Property tax deadlines Failure to receive a bill does not relieve you of the responsi58

bility to make payment by the due date. Property tax notices are issued on a calendar year basis and are typically mailed around Sept. 1 each year and due 60 days after the bill date. This generally means a due date around October 31. If you are responsible for paying taxes on a property and have not received a tax bill by Sept. 15, contact the Finance Department at 678.242.2500 for the tax information, so that payment can be made before it becomes delinquent. If your mortgage company is responsible for your taxes, please send a copy of your bill to your mortgage company. If mailed, payments must be received by the due date. A one-time penalty of 10 percent will be charged after 90 days delinquency. Interest will accrue monthly at a rate of 1% of the base amount or $1.00, whichever is greater, the first day of every month until the taxes are paid. If a business was closed or the personal property (boats, equipment, etc.) was sold after Jan. 1 of the current year, the tax is still due. If the property closed or sold after Jan. 1, you must notify the Fulton County Board of Tax Assessors at 404.612.6440. All unpaid taxes will be advertised in a local newspaper as being delinquent and additional charges will be applied. A fee of $30 will apply to all returned checks. Any unpaid property taxes will be subject to the issuance of an execution (FiFa) in accordance with O.C.G.A. §48-3-3, which may result in potential proceedings toward tax sale. Additional unpaid personal property taxes will be subject to the revocation of your business license. Appeals Taxpayers may challenge an assessment by appealing to

Fulton County Board of Assessors if property value is not reflective of the fair market value. For information on filing an appeal, please contact the Fulton County Assessors’ Office at 404.612.6440. If you file an appeal against your property assessment, you are required to pay the bill by the due date based on a value set at the higher of your return value, or 85% of the value proposed by the Board of Assessors. Once the Fulton County Board of Assessors or Board of Equalization makes a final decision on your appeal, it will automatically forward the city the decision. The City of Milton will record the new value and finalize any billing. Methods of payment For your convenience, you may pay utilizing any of the following methods (Visa/MasterCard, American Express and Discover accepted): Online:; By phone: Call 678-2422500; By mail: 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Suite 107G Milton, GA 30004. Please make check(s) payable to City of Milton. Mail both the tax stub and your check or money order. In person: Finance Department: 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Suite 107G Milton. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Homestead exemptions Several types of homestead exemptions have been enacted to reduce the burden of ad valorem taxation. To qualify, property owners must own and occupy their home as primary residence as of Jan. 1. Property owners already receiving the Fulton County exemption need not reapply for the county’s exemption unless there is a change in ownership or the owner is applying for a different exemption. In order to be eligible for City of

Milton Senior or Full Value Homestead Exemptions or Disability Exemptions, property owners must file with the City of Milton between Jan. 1 and May 31 of each year. Applications received after May 31 will become eligible the following year. The following exemptions are offered: • Basic Homestead Exemption of $15,000 off the assessed value of your tax bill. (Applied for through Fulton County) • Senior Basic Exemption of $15,000 is available to residents’ age 65 or older on or before Jan. 1 of the year in which the application for exemption is submitted. (Applied for through City of Milton) • Additional $10,000 Senior Homestead is available to homeowners who meet certain income requirements and are 65 or older on or before Jan. 1 of the year in which the application for exemption is submitted. (Applied for through City of Milton) • Full Value Exemption is available to disabled residents and residents 70 or older on or before Jan. 1 of the year in which the application for exemption is submitted. Certain income qualifications apply for residents 70 or older. Proof of disability is required for disabled residents. (Applied for through City of Milton) Homestead exemption applications for senior or disabled citizens must be filed with the Finance De-partment by May 31 at 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Suite 107G, Milton, GA 30004. For additional information on eligibility of proper method of applying, contact the City of Milton at 678242-2500.City Hall is located in the Deerfield Professional Center, 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Suite 107, Milton, GA 30004. 59

real estate market update

Home Sales in 30004 SALES PRICE 1,365,000 1,110,000 1,010,000 716,159 660,000 645,000 560,000 545,000 536,824 517,000 477,950 415,000 390,000 369,000 338,000 328,000 327,000 310,000 275,000 270,000 264,900 264,000 254,000 252,000 246,900 239,900 223,680


ADDRESS 295 TRADITIONS Drive 115 Old Cedar Lane 795 Champions Close 12274 Ferncreek Drive 1000 Colonnade Way 125 MOCKORANGE Lane 205 ARBOR GREEN Run 3000 Saint Michelle Way 6670 TULIP PLANTATION Rd 545 Shadow Hawk 2560 Burgess Circle 1055 Colgan Court 530 Devonshire Farms Way 4085 Tivoli Way 310 Singletree Trace 3020 Spring Field Court 1855 Lynwood Place 2955 Highland Pass 3005 Chadbourne Trail 1530 Trellis Place 370 Swingline Lane 13366 Canary Lane 1720 Trellis Place 5020 Hazelwood Drive 13376 Canary Lane 3807 Manor View 4755 Waterbrooke Crossing

NEIGHBORHOOD ECHELON Six Hills Champions Overlook Ferncreek Registry White Columns THE HERMITAGE ARBOR GREEN Saint Michelle TULIP TREE ESTATES The Highlands None Brandl Estates Devonshire Farms Castille North Farm Westgate at Chadbourne Hanover Place Westgate At Chadbourne Westgate At Chadbourne Chadbourne Haywood Commons Hidden Forest Chadbourne WATERBROOKE Hidden Forest DEERFIELD LANDING Waterbrooke

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is a snapshot of homes in Milton which sold in August and September. The invenotry of homes available for sale is still low; and buyers haver fewer listed homes to choose among. When a home goes on the market, if price and conditions are just right, then buyers act quickly. Is the price realistic for today’s market? Is the home updated and sparkling clean? Brought to our readers by Jodi and Peter Rand Rand Realty, LLC 404-408-3688 cell 678-503-5030 office/efax

Average Detached Sales Price: $516,544

EXPIRES 1/31/2015



The following local businesses have an active business license on file with the city of Milton and have filled out the business directory listing form at To have your business included in the next directory, be sure to submit the form by Jan. 1, 2015. GAS/HOTEL/STORAGE GAS STATIONS Birmingham Shell Food Mart 15840 Birmingham Highway 770-753-8880 Deerfield Chevron 13021 Deerfield Parkway 678-319-0096 Exxon Food mart 13020 Morris Road 678-366-1400 HOTELS Springhill Suites 12730 Deerfield Parkway 770-751-6900 STORAGE Public Storage 632 Highway 9 North 770-927-7931 Your Extra Attic 13700 Highway 9 North 770-346-8582 HEALTH/BEAUTY/SPORT DENTISTS Blue Valley Dental 980 Birmingham Road 678-507-0140 62

Cansler Dental 12220 Birmingham Hwy #100 770-475-9095 Chapman Orthodontics 12220 Birmingham Hwy #50 770-664-6008 Crabapple Dental 12670 Crabapple Road #110 678-319-0123 DOCTOR OFFICES Emory at Milton 12970 Highway 9 North 770-754-4115

770-442-8801 Georgia Golf Center 345 Cox Road 770-992-4233 Manor Golf and Country Club 15951 Manor Club Drive 678-366-3886 Trophy Club of Atlanta 15135 Hopewell Road 770-343-9700 White Columns Country Club 300 Club House Drive 770-343-9025 whitecolumnscountryclub. com

GOLF Alpharetta Athletic Club West 1785 Dinsmore Road 770-410-9360

MARTIAL ARTS Karate Atlanta 13800 Highway 9 Suite 720 678-624-0506

Alpharetta Athletic Club East 3430 Highway 9 North 770-475-2300

INDIVIDUAL/FAMILY SERVICES Providence Senior Living 12775 Providence Road 770-317-8244

Atlanta National 350 Tournament Players Drive

Southern Cross Mediation &

Legal Nurse Consulting 310 Galloway View 770-317-8244 NAIL & HAIR SALONS Bagley Hair 631 Highway 9 North 770-751-8625 Bluegrass Nail Salon, Day Spa 13700 Highway 9 N Ste 400 770-777-1116 Le Grande Salon & Spa 980 Birmingham Road Su 712 678-526-6067 Planet Nail Spa 13055 Highway 9 North 770-740-0003 Regal Nails (inside Walmart) 5200 Windward Parkway 770-663-0408 Smartsyle Family Hair Salon (inside Walmart) 5200 Windward Parkway 678-339-0334 Sola Salon Studio 12872 Highway 9 North 404-705-9505

Sports Clips Georgia 5250 Windward Parkway 770-751-9665

Loving Hands Animal Clinic 13775 Highway 9 770-667-9022

Brooklyn Joe’s Pizza 13065 Highway 9 North 770-754-0202

Veronica Stone Salon 13695 Highway 9 North 678-957-1000

LANDSCAPING/NURSERIES FLORISTS Flowers From Us 825 Mayfield Road 770-640-6007

Cake World 12890 Highway 9 North 770-751-9990

Wright Cuts Hair Salon 12505 Broadwell Road 770-410-0294 OTHER HEALTH PRACTITIONERS Ankle and Foot Centers of Georgia 13057 Highway 9 North 770-559-0348 Barrows Family Eye Care (inside Walmart) 5200 Windward Parkway 770-777-6872 For Eyes Optical 5230 Windward Parkway 678-537-0002

CHRISTMAS TREES Hunter’s Christmas Tree Farm 14680 Wood Road 770-475-0713 hunterschristmastreefarm. com LANDSCAPING/NURSERIES Ashford Gardeners 16040 Birmingham Highway 770-664-1060 Bailey Farm & Gardens 255 Hickory Flat Road 770-663-4166

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

Blossom & Bloom 14420 Birmingham Highway 770-772-5690

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

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

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

Scottsdale Farms 15639 Birmingham Highway 770-777-5875

PERSONAL TRAINING Emeryfit 13920 Highway 9 North 770-751-7272 The Pilates Edge 15800 Birmingham Highway Suite 600 770-559-1073 SuperSlow Zone 12540 Broadwell Road, Suite 2103 678-691-2969 VETERINARIANS Crabapple Knoll Veterinary Clinic 12604 Crabapple Road 770-475-8272

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

Chick-fil-A 5180 Windward Parkway 770-410-3533 China Restaurant 13800 Highway 9 North 770-360-1383 China Sky 980 Birmingham Road 678-240-0200 Chipotle Mexican Grill 5250 Windward Parkway 678-867-9459 ‘Cue 13700 Highway 9 North Suite 300 770-667-0089 Domino’s Pizza 13695 Highway 9 North 770-664-9508 Edible Arrangements 13077 Highway 9 North 678-867-0611 El Azteca Mexican Restaurant 13800 Highway 9 North 678-867-9950 Express Wings & More 12872 Highway 9 North Suite 130 770-410-9399 Firehouse Subs 13087 Highway 9 North 770-664-7607

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

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

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

Grand Champion BBQ 12635 Crabapple Road Suite 210 770-993-4227 Ichiban Steak & Sushi 5306 Windward Parkway 770-772-6822 KFC 5150 Windward Parkway 678-393-8585 Madurai Foods, Inc. 12872 Highway 9 North Suite 250 678-368-4692 McDonald’s 5210 Windward Parkway 678-393-3317 Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails 800 Mayfield Road 770-817-0161 Nahm Thai Cuisine 5310 Windward Parkway 678-762-1818 Olde Blind Dog Pub 12650 Crabapple Road 678-624-1090 Panda Express 5230 Windward Parkway 770-663-3405 Ray’s New York Pizza 5230 Windward Parkway 770-521-0222 Ru San’s 13085 Highway 9 North 770-346-9020 Sarku Japan Teriyaki & Sushi Express 5304 Windward Parkway Suite A-102 770-667-6515 Subway 980 Birmingham Road 770-569-2995 Subway 13800 Highway 9 North Ste A 770-753-0330 63

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

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

Tokyo Sushi 980 Birmingham Rd Ste 303 678-240-0602

ARCHITECTURE Goodwyn Mills & Cawood 12600 Deerfield Pkwy, #100 678-566-3775

The Union Restaurant 14275 Providence Road 770-569-7767 Zaxby’s 13788 Highway 9 North 770-772-9356 Zola Italian Bistro 2955 Bethany Bend 770-360-5777


ACCOUNTING/TAX PREP Deepak D. Mistry, CPA 13680 Highway 9 North Suite G100 678-366-1515 Manage My Taxes Inc: A Tax Preparation and E-File Service 3395 Archgate Court 404-492-7535 Howard Drobes, CPA 13440 Avensong Crossing 770-713-4810 ADVERTISING Creative Advertising Group 410 Oak Hollow Court 770-777-4696 ANIMAL SERVICES Atlanta Dog Trainer 12900 Freemanville Road 770-754-9178 Crabapple Beds & Bones 640 Dorris Road 770-754-1700 Macara Show Stables 1255 Birmingham Road 404-429-2839 Ruff House 12995 New Providence Road 770-619-4282 64

ART Atelierbelo 1085 Richmond Glen Circle 678-644-2527 AUTOMOBILE SERVICES Cactus Car Wash 12905 Highway 9 North 770-343-9960 Katy’s Car Wash 12960 Highway 9 North 678-297-9215 Kauffman Tire 13792 Highway 9 North 678-240-4260 9 North Tire 13689 Highway 9 North 770-521-9777 Milton Tire & Auto 12940 Highway 9 770-751-8485 BANKING Quantum National Bank 2905 Bethany Bend 678-889-4700 RBC Bank 12885 Highway 9 North 404-495-6210 Providence Bank 4955 Windward Pkwy 678-624-2265 CELLULAR/WIRELESS ACS Wireless 5230 Windward Pkwy Ste 107 770-569-0656 AT&T/Cingular Wireless 13065 Highway 9 North 678-526-6900

CHILD/DAY CARE Bright Horizon’s Children’s Centers 3105 Webb Road 678-393-2991 Kids R Kids 13950 Highway 9 North 770-518-6868 Montessori Scholars Academy 13100 Morris Road 770-754-0777 Red Apple Montessori 3505 Bethany Bend 770-664-2869 Success Kids Learning Center 12920 Highway 9 North 770-475-5199 successkidslearningcenter. com CONSTRUCTION SERVICES Cook’s Construction Group 14700 Birmingham Highway 770-652-1101 CONSULTING Claravon Consulting Group 780 Gates Mill Way 678-823-8228 DRY CLEANING/LAUNDRY Clothing Care Cleaners 13800 Highway 9 North Ste U 770-777-2203 FINANCIAL PLANNING Union Hill Financial Planning 2625 Bethany Creek Court 770-361-3139 INSURANCE Brightway Insurance 980 Birmingham Road #723 770-375-2001 brightwayinsurancemilton. com INTERIOR DESIGN Emiko Ferrer Designs LLC 165 Bay Colt Road 404-625-8509 LEGAL SERVICES The Stewart Law Practice, PC 13010 Morris Rd, Bldg 1 #600

678-630-1053 MAILING/SHIPPING SERVICES UPS Store 980 Birmingham Road #501 770-619-9424 PAINTING Five Star Painting 450 Northwood Cove 404-856-0407 OTHER SCHOOLS Atlanta Golf Academy 13700 Highway 9 North 770-331-3881 C2 Education 5250 Windward Parkway 770-343-9950 Just for Giggles 12635 Crabapple Road 770-664-0555 Stars Athletic Club 14295 Birmingham Highway 678-366-9008 PHOTOGRAPHERS Blenco & Co Photography 765-B Mid Broadwell Road 404-323-7786 PUBLIC RELATIONS Marketzing 12460 Crabapple Rd Ste 202-199 404-512-1217 REAL ESTATE Brumbelow-Reese & Associates 13685 Highway 9 North 770-475-6817 ERA Sunrise Realty 980 Birmingham Road #606 770-720-1515 TRAVEL AGENCIES Cruise Planners 732 Brookshade Parkway 770-558-4767 WorldwideXplorer, LLC 678-243-0080

NEWS/PUBLISHING 13005 Bethany Road 770-653-0552

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Milton Magazine 765B Mid Broadwell Road 404-606-0797 SHOPPING GROCERY/CONVENIENCE STORES Publix 13800 Highway 9 North 770-751-0312 Publix 980 Birmingham Road 770-751-5543 GENERAL SHOPPING Bath & Body Works 13085 Highway 9 North 678-366-2776

W.J. Albertson ChFC CLU, Agent 12220 Birmingham Highway, Building 70 Alpharetta, GA 30004 Bus: 678-502-7355

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Edwin Watts Golf 13069 Highway 9 North 770-442-3033 Famous Footwear 13093 Highway 9 North 678-624 0618 Fry’s Electronics 3065 Webb Road 678-280-0550

State Farm Life Insurance Company (Not licensed in MA, NY or WI) State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company (Licensed in NY and WI) Bloomington, IL 1311023

Gamestop 5230 Windward Parkway 770-667-0154

Lofty Pearls Fine Linen & Gifts 755 Mid Broadwell Road 770-476-4090

Hibbett Sporting Goods 13093 Highway 9 North 770-521-0616

The Mattress Firm 13045 Highway 9 N Ste 110 1-877-384-2903

The Home Depot 5300 Windward Parkway 678-339-0157

Millie Huckaby’s American Country Antiques 770 Broadwell Road 770-663-6555

Hometown Carpet 790 Mayfield Road 770-569-2393 Kohl’s 13970 Highway 9 North 678-624-0164

North Fulton Feed & Seed 12950 Highway 9 North 770-475-5572 Only Ewe & Cotton Too 12315 Crabapple Road 770-740-0844

Sherwin Williams 13786 Highway 9 North 770-751-6561 Strathmore Carpets 12900 Highway 9 North Ste A 770-475-4496 Strawberry Fields: A Dana Gallery 1410 Summit Road 770-777-1707 Sweetland Outdoor Furniture & Swing Set Company 13674 Highway 9 North 770-569-7772

770-225-1780 Walmart 5200 Windward Parkway 770-772-9033 PACKAGE STORES All About Spirits 15840 Birmingham Highway Suite B 678-762-4778 Beverage Shop 13800 Highway 9 N Suite S 678-624-1313

Target 13055 Highway 9 North 65

Milton City Council Getting Involved in Local Government Builds Community

Please feel free to attend a city council meeting – all are open to the public by law.

Who is my City Council representative?

Milton is served by six council members and a mayor elected at large (meaning by everyone) every four years. Visit to view a map of the city broken up by council districts to see who represents you.

How are council members elected?

City Council members are elected every four years and serve in staggered terms. They are elected by everyone in the city but must reside in the specific district they represent. The mayor can be from anywhere in the city.

When and where are City Council meetings?

City Council meetings take place at 6 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month, barring holidays, in City Council Chambers, which is at 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107E. City Council also holds work sessions the second Monday of the month at the same time and place. Please check the city’s calendar for a full list of city-sponsored meetings and events. Any change in regularly scheduled council meetings or special called council meetings will be published in the Milton Herald, the city’s legal organ, and on the city’s online calendar.

(recording motions or votes on items) are posted to the “Complete Agendas and Minutes” section of the Web site within 48 hours of the regular or special called meetings. “Regular” minutes (transcription of full discussion and motions or votes) are posted after they have been approved by the Mayor and City Council or board chairman. Vote records are also sent to those who sign up for the City of Milton newsletter.

How are items passed at the meeting?

An item or items up for vote will first be read by the City Clerk. Upon completion of that reading and any staff presentations, which may include extensive question and answer periods from members of council, plus a call for public comment, a council member may make a motion to approve, deny or defer. Another council member must second the motion by saying “Second” before the Mayor can call for a vote. The motion will then be discussed. Again, discussion may be extensive. Finally, the Mayor will ask for council members to vote on the motion. That vote decides whether or not the item passes.

Can I speak with or to council?

Full agendas of every City Council, board and commission meeting are posted online on the calendar and in the Complete Minutes and Agendas section. Agendas are posted a full week before the meetings to inform citizens about items up for discussion. You may also sign up for the City of Milton newsletter to receive pre- and post-meeting updates from the city’s Communications Department.

You are always welcome to call and/or e-mail your city council representatives at any time. If you would like to speak at a City Council meeting, there is general public comment at the start of each meeting and comment times for topics germane to an issue heard that night. When you attend the meeting, you must fill out a public comment card and submit it to the City Clerk prior to the beginning of the meeting. Speakers will be heard in the order the cards are received.

How can I tell what happened at a meeting?

How do I make an appointment with the Mayor?

How can I see what will be discussed at a meeting?

City Council meetings are available from our web site via streaming broadcasts as they happen and are archived 48 hours after the meeting occurs. Council’s “action” minutes 66

You may make an appointment with the Mayor by contacting Executive Aide to City Manager, Mayor and City Council Christine Doss at 678-242-2492.

CITY HALL DIRECTORY GENERAL NUMBERS Main contact: 678-242-2500 Public Safety administration: 678-2422570; Non-emergency number: 678-2976300 Option 1



Mark Aral Construction Inspector 678-242-2544

Joe Lockwood , Mayor 678-242-2484 Karen Thurman , Council District 1 678-242-2493 Matt Kunz, Council District 2 678-242-2494 Bill Lusk , Council District 3 678-242-2495 Burt Hewitt , Council District 4 678-242-2497 Joe Longoria , Council District 5 678-242-2498 Rick Mohrig, Council District 6 678-242-2496

Nakia Alston Building Permit Technician 678-242-2545

Ara Baronian Community Outreach Officer 678-242-2570 Jason Baswell Battalion Chief, Training (Fire) 678-242-2570 Wayne Boston Community Builder 678-242-2512 Bill Bourn Battalion Chief (Fire) 678-242-2570 Robert Buscemi City Architect 678-242-2607

Jeanette Citta Public Safety Administrative Assistant 678-242-2570 Jim Cregge Parks and Recreation Director 678-242-2489 Christine Doss Executive Aide to the City Manager, Mayor and City Council 678-242-2492 Cindy Eade Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, 678-242-2509 Robert Edgar , Fire Chief 678-242-2570 Brandy Edwards, Revenue Coordinator, 678-242-2511 Danny Elliott , Battalion Chief (Fire) 678-242-2570 Matt Fallstrom Field Services Superintendent 678-242-2558 67 Kathleen Field Community Development Director 678-242-2555 Kathy Fies , Public Safety Records Clerk 678-242-2606 David Frizzell , IT Manager 678-242-2517 Tom Gilliam Recreation Program Coordinator 678-242-2519 Sudie Gordon , City Clerk 678-242-2522 Wade Greene , Building Official 678-242-2547

Jamila Jones Fire Department Administrative Assistant 678-242-2541 Angie Kapijimpanga , Citizen Responder 678-242-2562 Chris Lagerbloom , City Manager 678-242-2488 Brooke Lappin , Clerk of Court 678-242-2526 Mark Law Environmental Engineer/Arborist 678-242-2552 Sara Leaders Transportation Engineer/Planner 678-242-2559

Jane Nicely School Crossing Guard William O’Connor Economic Development Manager 678-242-2534 william.o’ Nick O’Day GIS Manager 678-242-2515 Liz Parrish , GIS Analyst 678-242-2515 Jammie Peters Public Safety Records Clerk 678-242-2570 Angela Rambeau , Planner 678-242-2539

Brian Hansford , Chief Judge 678-242-2525

Wendy Lee Court Administrative Assistant 678-242-2525

Jimmy Sanders Site Review/Construction Inspector 678-242-2543

Stacy Harp, Receptionist 678-242-2500

Carter Lucas , Public Works Director 678-242-2626

Dawn Serff, Receptionist 678-242-2500

Deborah Harrell , Chief of Police 678-242-2570

Robyn MacDonald Planner 678-242-2540

Rick Slay, Building Inspector 678-242-2582

Bernadette Harvill Administrative Services Manager 678-242-2510 John Huey Police Captain - Criminal Investigations Division 678-242-2570 Roth Hutcheson, Battalion Chief (Fire) 678-242-2570

Matt Marietta , Fire Marshal 678-242-2604 Shawn McCarty Police Captain - Uniform Patrol Division 678-242-2570 Michele McIntosh-Ross , Planner 678-242-2538

Stacey Inglis , Finance Director 678-242-2508

Honor Motes Revenue Technician 678-242-2507

Deidra Jones Code Enforcement Officer 678-242-2549

Roddy Motes Field Services Manager 678-242-2563


Mark Stephens , Deputy Chief (Fire) 678-242-2570 Angela Thompson, Communications Manager 678-242-2530 Sam Trager , Human Resources Director 678-242-2516 Kim Trawick , Records Clerk 678-242-2528 Dawn Troke , Accountant 678-242-2568 Jason Wright , Director of Innovation and Engagement 678-242-2523

Three adult tennis teams won their divisions in the Fall at White Columns Country Club

The Secret Sauce To Changing Your Game By Amy Pazahanick, Director of Tennis at White Columns Country Club One of the most common themes tennis players deal with is in the nature of change. Tennis players constantly want to know how to learn, improve, or develop a new or existing skill. Players want to see change and improvement, generally, as fast as possible. Conceptually understanding how change happens will help a player understand what he or she needs to do to make it so. Understanding habits is crucial to changing your tennis game, just as it is to anything in your life. The below step by step process will help you make the lasting changes you desire in your tennis game or otherwise. A Step By Step Look at How to Make Lasting Change: • •

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Clearly define the area that you are trying to change. If you have a coach, he or she can help assist you in this. Now that you have identified what it is that you want to change, you now have to give yourself a new “routine” or skill to do in place of the existing issue. Again, your coach should know exactly what new skill you need and how to perform that skill Now you know what to change and how to change it! This is a huge part of change already! This next step is going to be shocking: PRACTICE! However, there is a monumental difference between practice and deliberate practice. Deliberate practice is focusing consciously on that one new skill or routine for long enough for it to sink into your subconscious.

You must remain conscious, fully aware of the new skill you are developing, for long enough so that you can eventually become unconscious. ( Remember, that is what a habit is, something we do with no thought) If you have not spent enough time in deliberate practice, anytime you are not conscious, you will slip back into your old routine or habit. It takes hours and hours of deliberate practice to change the old habit or skill. How fast you can change or learn a new skill is due in part to how much time and focus you spend in deliberate practice. You will know that you have successfully made a lasting change when you can perform the new or desired skill unconsciously, or without thinking. For a tennis player, it is a clear sign that you have made a lasting change, when you can perform a task in a high pressure situation, i.e. a match!

In a Nutshell: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Identify the area of change Identify the new habit or routine you would like to do Deliberate practice with conscious awareness You changed when you can do step 2 without thinking! Learning, improving, or changing a skill, is something that anyone with desire to do so, outside of extreme cases, can do! Deliberate practice (practice on the right things) for long enough and often enough will result in positive and lasting change for almost anyone! 69


Better Together • 678-242-2512; The goal is to invest in people who are building welcoming communities where people with disabilities can lead good lives as true members of our community. Our purpose is to involve people of all abilities in enhancing and strengthening local communities by fostering genuine relationships. Birmingham Falls Educational Foundation; Our goal is to create an exceptional educational experience for all Birmingham Falls Elementary School students by providing additional educational resources needed by our children. We work closely with the PTA to raise funds that can be allocated for programs and services that will benefit our children. Boy/Cub Scouts of America Troop/Pack 3000: Troop/Pack 1459: The Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating in citizenship and develops personal fitness. Two groups meet in Milton. Troop (Boy Scouts) and 70

Pack (Cub Scouts) 3000 meet at Birmingham United Methodist Church, 15560 Birmingham Highway Milton, GA 30004, while Troop and Pack 1459 meet at St. Aiden’s Episcopal Church, 13560 Cogburn Road Milton, GA 30004. Cambridge Athletic Association The association supports: the fall sports of football, volleyball, softball, cross country, cheerleading; the winter sports of swimming, wrestling, basketball, and cheerleading; and the spring sports of baseball, lacrosse, golf, soccer, gymnastics, tennis, and track. Canine Assistants • 770-664-7178 Canine Assistants is a non-profit organization dedicated to the training, placement and usage of service dogs to enhance and improve the lives of children and adults with physical disabilities and other special needs. Crabapple Community Association Established in January 2010 the Crabapple Community Association is made up of residents and businesses in the historic community of Crabapple.

The Georgia Philharmonic • 770-664-7255; From our home at Cambridge High School’s auditorium, our artists create classical music experiences that rival those of professional orchestras, and delight and inspire audience members. Cultural enhancement and education is our goal. Girl Scouts of America Girl Scouts of the USA is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls—all girls—where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. Greater North Fulton Chamber • 770-993-8806 The GNFCC promotes the interests of our members by assuming a leadership role in making North Fulton an excellent place to work, live, play and stay. We provide one voice for all local businesses to influence decision makers, recommend legislation and protect the resources that make North Fulton a popular place to live. Habitat for Humanity • 770-587-9679; Brings families and communities together with volunteers

and resources to build decent, affordable housing for low-income families. Hopewell Youth Association; The founders of this program built it on a philosophy that includes words like character, responsibility, sportsmanship and teamwork. They work to teach our children the game of baseball and all the valuable life lessons that can be learned while playing the game. Operates out of the City of Milton’s Bell Memorial Park. Milton Band Foundation • The Milton High School Band Foundation is an organization dedicated to furthering the success of the Milton Band Program. The Foundation’s primary purpose is to implement student-enrichment programs such as the Milton Band Student Mentor Program, as well as to solicit private and corporate donations to build a self-sustaining endowment. Milton Business Alliance; The mission is to promote and maintain a positive environment in which both new and existing Milton businesses can thrive. Milton Community Wildlife Habitat Project 678-242-2509; Launched the effort to have Milton named a “Community Wildlife Habitat” by the National Wildlife Federation. This committee will increase awareness of wildlife habitat conservation and make the City of Milton an even more wildlife friendly community. Milton Disability Awareness Committee 678-242-2522, Promotes the inclusion of persons of all abilities in every aspect of community life through education, advocacy and influence on public policy. Milton Garden Club; Open to anyone with a passion for gardening and all things associated with it. Not only will we have guest speakers, but our aim is to share information and tips with each other. You do not have to be an experienced gardener to join us, we welcome every ability level. Milton Grows Green • 678-242-2509; A citizens’ committee advocating responsibly managed growth by conserving and protecting resources

while preserving Milton’s heritage and natural landscape for future generations. Milton Touchdown Club miltoneaglesfootball. com Provides financial and emotional support for the Milton Eagles football program.

Viana Cleaning Services For over 10 years, we’ve kept metro Atlanta homes and offices simply spotless. We are, and have always been, a family owned and operated business. We care about our customers and their living and working spaces, keeping them as clean as we would our own. Many of our customers have been regulars for years. We take pride in knowing the work we do makes a difference in our customers’ lives - whether it allows them to spend more time with family or maintain a professional appearance.

Milton-Windward Rotary Club 678-325-8050 • The City of Milton now has a Rotary Club to call its own. The former Windward Rotary Club looks forward to working with the City of Milton and the local schools in the upcoming months. Meetings are 770.940.7835 • one hour on Mondays at noon for lunch Protect Milton • at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 13560 An all-volunteer organization dedicated Cogburn Road, Milton GA 30004. to preserving, enhancing and protecting Northwestern Educational Foundation Milton and it’s community in the areas of; The mission is environmental protection, fire and police, to partner with families and community citizens in dire need and support of other to support our students in achieving Georgia non-profit organizations. excellence in education by providing the Special Equestrians of Georgia necessary capital improvements, technol404-218-4008 ogy and curriculum enhancements. Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) The mission is to provide therapeutic ridAs the largest volunteer child advocacy ing for physically and mentally challenged association in the nation, Parent Teacher children and adults. By using the natural Association (PTA) provides parents and walking gait of the horse, we can simulate families a powerful voice to speak on the movement of a person when they are behalf of every child while providing walking on healthy typical legs. the best tools for parents to help their LOCAL AREA NON-PROFITS children be successful students: Act Together Ministries Birmingham Falls Elementary PTA Christ-centered organization dedicatfalls/Pages/PTA.aspx ed to improving the lives of children in Cambridge High PTA distress while strengthening families and inspiring the next generation to serve. Pages/PTA.aspx Cogburn Woods Elementary • Adopt A Mom And Pop Ministry Summit Hill Elementary PTA • 404-759-7029 • Hopewell Middle PTA • hopewellmusIts mission is to inspire, encourage and nurture the elderly by forming ongoing Milton High PTA • companionship and reliable support within the community, assisted living and Preserve Rural Milton nursing home facilities. AFS Intercultural Programs 71

678-429-9347 •; We work locally to identify students interested in spending a summer, semester or school year in a foreign country and help find local host families for these students. Alpharetta Book Club • 678-297-6140; Meets second Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Mansell House, 1835 Old Milton Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30009. Alpharetta Duplicate Bridge Club 770-272-2429 • Come meet the friendly folks at the best little bridge club in Georgia. We are located at 6250 Shiloh Road #30, Alpharetta, GA 30005. Alpharetta City Band • 770-475-9684 The Alpharetta City Band, under the direction of Bill Haynes, is a traditional community band made up of amateur musicians from the surrounding communities, and we invite those who play or have played an instrument to take part. Alpharetta Golden Age Club • 678-297-6140 Meets at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of varying months at the Senior Activity Center, 13450 Cogburn Road Milton, GA 30004. Lunch and social meeting is the third Tuesday of varying months. Alpharetta Historical Society 770-475-4663 • Guided by its motto “Preserving the Past, in the Present, for the Future” its collections of Alpharetta and old Milton County historical and genealogical information have been recorded and archived at the historic Mansell House and Gardens, and are available for the public to view. Alpharetta Roswell Newcomers Club 678-318-1442 • Promotes a friendly transition to Alpharetta, Roswell and the surrounding areas and highlights the many cultural, social and civic benefits of living here. Alpharetta Rotary Club • The Rotary Club of Alpharetta was chartered on March 23, 1983. Its membership is comprised of approximately 85 men and women representing a broad base of business and professional activities in our community. American Legion Post 201 770-475-9023 • Founded in 1946, Post 201 occupies 13 acres and exists to serve the country’s war veterans. It is home to a memorial that pays tribute to U.S. veterans, family 72

and friends through a walkway of almost 8,000 bricks inscribed with the names of Georgians who served in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. American Legion Post 319 770-992-7744 • The purpose is to increase the popularity of our common interests. We also want to have fun while when we are together and working on projects. American Lung Association of Georgia 770-434-5864 The American Lung Association is the oldest voluntary health agency in the United States with a national office and 89 constituent and affiliate associations. AlphaFretters Dulcimer Group 770-667-0620 • Meets from 10 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Saturday each month at the Senior Activity Center, 13450 Cogburn Road Milton, GA 30004. Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition 404-817-9994 • atlantaharmreduction. org; A community-based prevention and wellness organization committed to improving the overall health and well-being of marginalized individuals and communities. Belize Community Development Programs 770-662-0966 • Dedicated to improving school nutrition among primary schools in Belize, Central America; to have students plant, maintain and harvest produce, which, in turn, will be used to prepare school lunches. Business Network International Alpharetta Accelerator • Provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment to exchange quality business referrals. BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world. Cats In The Cradle• 678-910-6579; Dedicated to the rescue, care and placement of feral, stray and special needs cats and kittens. Chattahoochee Republican Women’s Club 770-596-4773 •; Meets on fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. (from September to April) at the Doubletree Hotel, 1075 Holcomb Bridge Road Roswell, GA 30076. Child Development Association 770-992-4339 •; Provides affordable childcare and early learning programs for preschool children of

low-income families in the metro Atlanta area. Children Without A Voice USA 404-474-4020 • Children Without a Voice USA is dedicated to raising awareness and preventing crimes against children, child abuse and neglect through advocacy and education. Children’s Charities; Based in Milton, they raise funds through community events in order to support the greatest needs at Forsyth’s Urgent Care Center. Children’s Restoration Network 770-649-7117 • Children’s Restoration Network offers hope and support, enabling children and their mothers to break the cycle of homelessness by empowering them to become part of mainstream society as active, productive citizens. Companion Animal Connection 678-493-9847 • Companion Animal Connection was created in 2005 to assist families looking for the perfect companion animal. We have successfully found loving forever families for more than 1,000 dogs and cats! Creative Therapy Farm 770-360-9183 • Our program provides hippotherapy services to children who need occupational and physical therapy. Hippotherapy is a tool used by our therapists to achieve the maximum results for each of the children’s individual needs. Crossroads Career Network 678-405-2432 • Comprised of a network of member churches, we help people in our congregations and communities find jobs, careers and callings. We help in two ways: online career resources and on-theground career groups. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Georgia 404-325-6973 • The mission is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease. Daughters of the American Revolution Bulloch Chapter • 770-521-1142 Martha Stewart Bulloch Chapter is active locally, regionally and nationally, committed to community service, and support of veterans and active troops, in events promoting patriotism and preservation of America’s history.

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Dog Hikers of Georgia • 770-992-2362 Meets at 10 a.m. on Sundays for a moderate hike in various locations. The Drake House 770-587-4712 • A crisis residential assessment center for homeless women and their children in the North Fulton area providing immediate residential housing combined with a program of services designed to provide stability for the family and assist them in working toward housing self sufficiency. Dreampower Therapeutic Equestrian Center • 770-720-1910; Our mission is to provide an equestrian therapeutic environment for physically and mentally challenged children and adults that allow them to explore and achieve basic life functions to the best of their abilities. Dudes ‘n Darlins Square Dance Club 770-490-5593 • Dances are 8 p.m. the third and fourth Friday of each month at Mountain View Community Center in Marietta. Dances are mainstream with announced plus lines and mixers between tips.

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Family Haven 440-250-2773 • A non-profit organization committed to enriching the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities through education, empowerment and community inclusion. Find A Way Home 678-381-2000 • The mission is to expand and to advocate for the availability of quality affordable housing within the North Fulton community. Through affordable housing asset management, education and advocacy, Foster Care Support Foundation 770-641-9591 • Our donation center gives free clothes, toys and safe infant equipment to foster children ages preemie infants to 18 years old that are being raised on $12.75 to $14.25 per day. Foundation for Ensuring Access and Equity 678-395-5825 • A non-profit educational foundation committed to widening the pathway to college for all students, especially those from under-served and under-represented groups. Friends of Disabled Adults and Children

770-491-9014 • A statewide and national provider of home health care equipment: mobility aids and daily living devices for people with disabilities and the newly injured. Friends of the Alpharetta Library 770-740-2425 • Our mission is to enhance literary skills, to put books into people’s hands and homes and to promote the need for adequate library facilities. Georgia Regional Girls Choir • 678-836-5030 • A non-profit, non-denominational group dedicated to developing choral skills and producing professional quality music performances. For girls in the fourth through 12th grades. German Shepherd Dog Rescue Group 404-431-6107 •; Funded entirely by donations, we find forever homes for German Shepherd dogs in need, placing over 200 dogs since 2004. GROW Wildlife, Inc. 770-442-1400 • To encourage wildlife conservation by promoting and providing professional veterinary care, education and humane treatment of wildlife injured or disadvan73

taged by human activity. H.E.R.O. for Children, Inc. 404-236-7411 • A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of children infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Homestretch 770-642-9185 • A nonprofit, 501c(3) agency that offers assistance for homeless families with children in the North Fulton community. We provide safe, stable housing (in duplexes and townhomes), as well as life skills classes for families who have nowhere else to turn. Hope Care Home • 678-949-4673 Dedicated to improving the community through hope and love. They strive to make a difference in improvised communities, and to rebuild the breech with families of domestic violence. Hospice Advantage 770-218-1997 • A Medicare, Medicaid Certified program providing superior end-of-life care services started to better serve the needs of terminally ill patients in the US. Jennie Marie Thomas Foundation; Dedicated to creating programs and projects to empower people to ask for and receive win-win results in their relationships with government, church and businesses. Job Networking Group 404-518-1377 • Assists in resume writing, networking and interviewing skills. Meets the second and fourth Monday at 5:45 p.m., Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd. Roswell, GA 30075. Junior League of North Fulton 770-814-4345 •; An organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

kemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra 770-623-8623 • •; Offers opportunities for qualified musicians and soloists to perform locally at the highest level. Manna Scholarship Fund, Inc. 678-480-4275 x107 • A non-profit organization dedicated to providing funds for residential and inpatient eating disorder treatment for individuals lacking insurance coverage or for those with inadequate insurance. The Men’s Health and Wellness Center 678-638-6388• We sponsor a Men’s Health EXPO and a run/walk to defeat prostate cancer. We distribute a quarterly newsletter to more than 5,000 men through our web site. Mentor Me North Georgia 678-341-8028 • info@mentormenorthga. org •; Our mission is to serve at risk children and youth, in need of positive role models, to help grow into healthy and productive adult members of our society and community. Metropolitan Ballet Theatre 678-297-2800 • • Focusing on the needs of its dancers as it conducts pre-professional classes for students ages 10 through 18 in ballet, pointe, character, drama/music theory and modern dance. Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra 770-972-7388 •• A community-based youth orchestra founded to give young students an opportunity to continue musical education and a chance to perform in public.

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

Middle East Bible Outreach 678-339-0296 • Our ministry focus includes: the equipping of lay and church leaders for Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Sudan, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon; the development of much needed Arabic language resources for the region; and community relief and development mainly in Lebanon, Sudan and Iraq.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society • The world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. LLS’s mission: cure leu-

Muscular Dystrophy Association 770-621-9800 •; A voluntary health agency working to find treatments and cures for 43 neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research,


comprehensive medical and community services and public-health education. National Alliance on Mental Illness 678-446-5080 •; America’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. The National Christian Foundation 404-252-0100 • Founded in 1982, a nationwide network of local Christian Foundation affiliates have granted almost $1.5 billion to more than 20,000 churches, ministries and charitable organizations worldwide. National Kidney Foundation 770-452-1539 • A non-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to serving Georgians who are affected by kidney or urinary tract disease. New Neighbors League Club 770-993-7886; Open to new residents who contact them within one year of relocating to the area. Next Century Youth 770-335-7317 • Founded to give programs to marginalized children, resulting in real options for their futures. The North Fulton Bar Association 770-664-4087 • Welcomes as its members attorneys and judges who live or work north of the Chattahoochee River or have an interest in the North Fulton area. North Fulton Community Charities 770-640-0399 • A non-profit human service agency dedicated to preventing homelessness of individuals residing north of the Chattahoochee River in Fulton County (Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park and Roswell). NFCC assists families with basic needs such as food, rent and utilities, and clothing during short-term emergencies. North Fulton Democrats 404-303-9142 • The North Fulton Democrats strive to create an active, prepared and engaged grassroots field operation to drive voter turnout, residents’ participation and interaction, and elect democrats. North Fulton Optimist Club 404-375-7033 • Our purpose is to serve children and adults with “Special Needs” and to serve

their families. North Fulton Rotary • Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Overeaters Anonymous • 404-634-3314 Confronting eating disorders through a 12-step program. Parent to Parent of Georgia 800-229-2038 • Provides one of the most meaningful sources of support -- another parent or family member who has experience living with a disability. Pi Beta Phi Atlanta Alumnae Club The Atlanta Alumnae Club focuses on socializing, philanthropy and promoting the values of Pi Beta Phi in all aspects of our lives. SafeRide America 404-888-0887 • Serves public safety by providing proactive transportation solutions to help eliminate the two most common excuses given by impaired drivers: money and having their car with them. Sons of the American Revolution- Piedmont Chapter • The leading male lineage society that perpetuates the ideals of the war for independence. As a historical, educational, and patriotic non-profit corporation, we

seek to maintain and expand the meaning of patriotism, respect for our national symbols, the value of American citizenship and the unifying force of “e pluribus unum.” Songs of Atlanta Show Chorus 770-696-6502 • An extraordinary group of over 100 women of all ages and backgrounds who gather together in celebration of the art form known as barbershop music. We are a chapter of Sweet Adelines International. Sons of Confederate Veterans - 770-9986993 • We are committed to serve as a historical, patriotic and non-political organization dedicated to ensuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 War Between the Sates period is preserved. Second Chance Animal Rescue; We believe dogs and cats are a lifetime commitment and are not disposable or exchangeable, and thus have rights to life and a great home. No Kill shelter for rescues. Second Wind Dreams • 678-624-0500 • The mission is to fulfill the dreams of those living in eldercare communities, thereby enhancing their quality of life and improving the perception of aging. Senior Services North Fulton 770-993-1906 • A human services organization that provides case management, transportation, meals on wheels, homemaker services

and referral services. SEWA International Atlanta • A charity organization entirely run by dedicated volunteers from all sections of the community working together to serve humanity. Southeast Pug Rescue & Adoption, Inc. 770-887-9741 • • Formed in 1990, we take surrendered or abandoned pugs in loving, caring homes primarily in the Southeast. SEPRA will take any and all pugs regardless of age, health and/or temperament, and we’ve even been known to take pug mixes. Southern Hope Humane Society • An upscale, no-kill pet adoption center in Roswell and a cat adoption center in Kennesaw, as well as an active foster program, ensuring that each adoptable animal finds a permanent, loving home. STAR House Foundation • 678-306-4600; Seeks to support at-risk children by providing a nurturing environment with school-based activities, frequent communications with teachers, parents, school and community. United Way of Atlanta 404-614-1000 • Engages all segments of our community to drive sustainable change in education, income, health and homelessness while continuing to address urgent and basic human care. 75



Alpharetta Chili Cook-off and UGA vs UF college football game! Police officers, firefighters and other public safety staff will put on their chef 's aprons to create dozens of competing pots of homemade chili. Awards will be given during halftime with special recognition for the best chili recipe! Avalon Grand Opening Activities-Kellie Pickler Live Performance –; 10am – 8pm Salud Cooking School – Whole Foods Avalon, 6-9pm, $69; French Bistro theme


Better Together presents Fulton County Commissioner Bob Ellis, 6pm; Milton City Hall – Meet & Greet and Town Hall meeting--A Milton resident, Ellis won the new Fulton County Commission District 2 seat in May.


Avalon Grand Opening activities – 10am – 7pm,


Sedgwick Gallery event and Silent Auction to benefit Cambridge High School, HOWLpharetta Ghost Tour; Experience 76

What to do? some of historic downtown Alpharetta’s extensive history through a narrated walking tour.

Mrs. Claus will be at the Alpharetta Welcome Center to take your family’s holiday photo for free!

Holiday Open House at The Green Bean Exchange;; Join us for special sales, refreshments and holiday cheer

Christmas Traditions Bazaar and Fair; The American Heritage Society of Georgia, Inc. will hold its Annual Celebration of America’s Melting Pot of “Christmas Traditions” that contributed in building communities and strengthening American families. Historic Old Milton High School;


Kiddo’s Race to Rally Hope is a certified Peachtree Road Race Qualifier. Kiddos' Clubhouse Foundation 11539 Park Woods Circle; 678-527-3224


City Hall closed for Holiday


Milton Disability Awareness Committee Meeting, 7pm City Hall Gluten-free Holidays with Gigi at Salud Cooking School at Whole Foods Avalon; Gigi is the creator of the popular website, where she combines her love of science and food to help others live their best gluten-free life.


Milton Grows Green Committee Meeting, 6:30pm City Hall


Photos with Santa; Alpharetta Welcome Center 10am – Noon; This year, Santa and

7pm, Live Christmas Tree lighting at Old Historic Milton High School; Come Join the North Georgia Communities “United One for All and All for One” as We Rock the Evening Air Waves for a Celebration of “Christmas Under the Star


Milton Historic Preservation Commission Meeting at City Hall, 6pm Santa's elves will install a special mailbox at Wills Park Recreation Center for children to mail their letters to Santa.


Small Business Saturday! Shop Local! Shop Milton today for the holidays!

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Children will enjoy decorating cookies,

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At our stables, we believe each rider is a super star where all are taught how to advance to whatever level they desire. We accomplish this by being a small and focused barn giving the highest level of attention and detail to the individual rider, their goals and their horses. We are not a factory, we are a family.

Horseback Riding • Training • Boarding 7 7 0 - 6 6 4 - 9 7 9 4 • 1 4 7 3 7 Wo o d R d . , M i l t o n • P L S t a b l e s .c o m making crafts, and visiting with Santa and Mrs. Clause at "Cookies with the Clauses"; 12:30pm at Alpharetta Community Center,


All the magic of Christmas glistens at the Annual Lighting of Downtown! Beginning at 5 p.m. Santa and Mrs.Claus will be visiting with children and throughout the evening. A North Fulton Jaycee’s volunteer will be on hand to help take FREE online photos, or parents may bring their cameras to take photos.


Christmas in Crabapple Festival, Bulky Trash Amnesty Day Milton Business Alliance Holiday Meeting at Shannondale Farms, Enjoy a taste of winter in downtown Alpharetta as we fill the corner park with snow! It is guaranteed to snow, so be ready for snowballs, snowmen and wintery merriment! 1pm;


Enjoy festive and traditional holiday music at this free concert co-sponsored by

the Alpharetta Golden Age Club at 3pm. Light refreshments will be provided.


Better Together committee meeting at 6pm, Bethwell Community Center City Council Work Session, 6pm


Milton Disability Awareness Committee meeting, 7pm, City Hall


Milton Grows Green committee meeting, 6:30pm, City Hall


Children will visit with Santa and enjoy a light breakfast, 8:30am, North Park, Pet Photos with Santa will be held from 12pm to 2pm on the event lawn behind Alpharetta Community Center. Dress your pet in their finest holiday attire and have their photo taken with Santa Claws!


City Council Meeting, 6pm


Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting


Merry Christmas! City Hall Closed


City Hall Closed

January 1

Happy New Year!


Ice skate at Avalon on our Rockefeller Center- sized ice skating rink in the Plaza. Watch for theme nights and enjoy warm tasty treats rink side; experienceavalon. com through February


North Fulton Regional Radio System Authority Meeting 10am Design Review Board Meeting, 6pm


Community Zoning Information Meeting, 7pm


Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting, 7pm


Planning Commission Meeting, 7pm 77

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