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Letter from Our Mayor, p6 Welcome Home, p8 Quick Reference, p10 Where am I? p12 Milton Business Alliance, p14 Boarding Our Pets, p16 Dive In: Swim Team, p18 Most Popular Questions, p20 Is My Child Depressed, p22 Milton Area Churches, p23 Map of Milton, p24-25 Special Needs Certified, p26 Get & Stay Connected, p28 Riding with Soul, p29 4
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Golf: Learn to Play! p32
Swim: Dive In, p18
Artist Spotlight, p30 Benefits of Music Lessons, p31 Learn to Play Golf, p32 Where to Play Golf, p33 Restaurant Guide, p34 Interior Design, p38 Parks & Recreations, p42 City Park Facilities, p43 Whatâ€™s Happening in Milton? P44 Milton Market, p45 Scoop OTP! p46 Public Safety, p46 Rebuilding Hamps, p48 Milton Schools, p50
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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, Farmers’ Market and Food Trucks, Crabapple Fest, Earth Day Festival, Christmas in Crabapple or the Tree Lighting, you’re really missing out. Won’t you join us? Information on all these events, plus much more, is available at the city’s Web site, 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.
Joe Lockwood Mayor of Milton
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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.
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.
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.
To review the full city charter (which establishes the city’s powers and purpose), visit the city’s website, www.cityofmiltonga.us.
Named after Revolutionary War Hero John Milton, the City of Milton is a part of Fulton County with municipal 8
Population and Size Milton has a population of about 34,000 and covers 23,000 acres. It is bordered by Cherokee County to the north and west; Forsyth County to the east; Roswell city limits to the southwest (a little west of Arnold Mill Road); Alpharetta city limits to the south (roughly, Mayfield Road to Cogburn Road to Windward Parkway). Your government: Milton employs more than 130 people. The bulk of staffing is in public safety: 35 police cityofmiltonga.us
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and 55 fire fighters. The annual budget for fiscal year 2015 is roughly $24 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.
Fire (Robert Edgar, Chief) Human Resources (Sam Trager, Director) Innovation and Engagement (Jason Wright, Director) Municipal Court (Brooke Lappin, Clerk) Parks and Recreation (Jim Cregge, Director) Police (Steven Krokoff, Chief) Public Works (Carter Lucas, Director)
Milton has a mayor and six-member City Council: Mayor Joe Lockwood Mayor Pro Tem Karen Thurman, District 1, Post 1 Burt Hewitt, District 1, Post 2 Bill Lusk, District 2, Post 1 Matt Kunz, District 2, Post 2 Joe Longoria, District 3, Post 1 Rick Mohrig, District 3, Post 2
Milton is also served by 10 volunteer boards and committees: • Better Together • Board of Zoning Appeals (appointed) • Construction Board of Adjustments & Appeals (appointed) • Design Review Board (appointed) • Disability Awareness Committee • Historic Preservation Commission (appointed) • Milton Grows Green • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (appointed) • Planning Commission (appointed) • Public Building and Facilities Authority (self-appointed)
The city is spilt into 12 different departments: City Clerk (Sudie Gordon) City Manager (Chris Lagerbloom) Community Development (Kathleen Field, Director) Economic Development (Sarah LaDart, Manager) Finance (Stacey Inglis, Director)
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, cityofmiltonga. us. What does Milton provide? As a taxpayer in the City of Milton, you receive: •
Police and fire protection, due to local agreements to strengthen response times, Alpharetta, Roswell and Forsyth. County police and fire might also respond. Representation from an elected official who lives within your district of the city. Road maintenance on all locally owned roads. The state handles maintenance on three roads in Milton – Ga. 140 (Arnold Mill Road), Ga. 9 (Cumming Highway) and Ga. 372 (Birmingham Highway). Court for offenders over 17 charged with traffic violations and misdemeanors. All felonies and juvenile cases are heard at Fulton County Court in downtown Atlanta. Parks and Recreation programs and activities. Consultation and time with city employees on city-related issues you may be having.
The City of Milton has an open-door policy for all taxpayers. Just stop by City Hall sometime and ask for a tour. A city staffer will show you around and introduce you to your local government. We will listen to every resident’s concerns and do our best to remedy the situation.
Quick Reference GOVERNMENT OFFICES 13000 Deerfield Parkway Ste 107 Milton, GA 30004 678-242-2500 firstname.lastname@example.org • cityofmiltonga.us Police Headquarters 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107F 678-242-2570 (administration) 678-297-6300 Option 1 (non-emergency) POST OFFICE 2400 Old Milton Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-442-3893 usps.com FULTON COUNTY SERVICES Fulton County Public Works Department 141 Pryor St. SW, Suite 6001 Atlanta, GA 30303 404-612-7400 fultoncountyga.gov/publicworks-home Fulton County Water and Sewer billing 141 Pryor St. SW, 7th Floor Atlanta, 404-612-6830 fultoncountyga.gov/fcfd-water-sewer Fulton County Animal Control Services 860 Marietta Blvd. NW Atlanta, 404-613-0358 fultonanimalservices.com Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections 130 Peachtree Street Suite 2186 Atlanta 404-612-7020 fultoncountyga.gov/registration-elections ELECTRICITY/POWER Georgia Power • 888-660-5890 • georgiapower.com Sawnee EMC • 770-887-2363 • sawnee.com
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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 12
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same page. Luckily, 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. cityofmiltonga.us
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BOARDING OUR PETS By Jennifer Ferrell, DVM
Finding the best place to care for your dog or cat when you are away is easy because there are several great local options. Before you board your pets though, a little planning ahead will make sure everything goes smoothly in his or her “home away from home”. 1) Get proof your pet is current on vaccinations: If you are not boarding at your regular veterinary hospital, you will need to get a copy of his or her vaccination records. This is routine and usually your veterinarian can just fax the records over. Dogs: All boarding facilities and veterinary hospitals will require that your dog be up-to-date on vaccinations for Rabies, DAPPv and Bordwtella. Bordetella is most effective when given at least one week before boarding. Cats: They will require proof of Rabies and FVRCP. 2) Parasite protection: Monthly heartworm preventatives will take care of most intestinal parasites. An annual fecal exam may be required.Flea control is included in some heartworm 16
preventatives or can be administered separately. Your veterinarian can advise you on the safest and most effective preventatives to fit your pet’s lifestyle. 3) Special needs: chronic diseases: if your pet has longterm health problems and needs daily medications, a facility with a veterinarian available is best. High-energy healthy dog: a place that offers extra playtime and off lease fun will keep them happy. Fearful cat: Some facilities will offer quieter feline rooms to help keep cats stress-free. Ask about comfort items such as cat toys, beds, hide boxes, cat “condos,” or even playrooms to let your cats feel more at home. Nervous dog: Look for a location that offers a separate quiet area for dogs intimidated by lots of barking or other dogs. Arthritis or painful conditions: Ask if there is padded bedding available and if they can be walked more often.
Currently ill: Having them stay at a veterinary hospital may be best if they are sick. If your pet has been having diarrhea, coughing, sneezing, vomiting, or itching it is important to let them know. Additional services: You can often request additional services like bathing, grooming, veterinary exams, dentals, extra playtime, or treats. 4) Bringing beds or toys from home: Many boarding facilities don’t allow toys or beds from home to be left with your pet. This is partly because they need to be able to safely clean anything in the kennels, and also to ensure that your pet doesn’t chew up any of the items and make them sick. Don’t worry if you can’t leave your pet’s personal belongings. Most places have bedding available that is changed or cleaned daily, and may allow certain types of toys or treats. It will save time and frustration to know the policy before you drop your pet off. cityofmiltonga.us
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Boarding your pets while you are away is a great way to keep them safe and comfortable. People are in the “animal business” because they love animals, so rest assured that they have your pets’ best interests at heart. A little planning ahead is the best way to make sure it goes smoothly for everyone. Dr Jennnifer Ferrell graduated the University of Florida veterinary school in 1999. She practiced until 2008 when she had children. She remains active in continuing education, volunteering veterinary care and writing on veterinary topics. 17
DIVE IN! By Lisa Lossie
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turned 2, we started swim lessons. Two trips a week to the indoor pool starting in January and ending in May. Swimsuit, plastic diaper, swim diaper, goggles, two towels and a change of clothes. An hour of prep and an hour of recovery for a 30 minute lesson. Fast forward a few years and that same kid is standing at the edge of the starting block, goggles snuggly on head, ready for the whistle. It blows, and he’s off and swimming! Really SWIMMING! It’s swim team season in Milton and if your children can swim, they may be ready for the party! “Summer swim team is about bringing kids together and creating a positive experience so they’ll return to the pool summer after summer,” says White Columns Waves Swim Team Representative Courtney Hensley. “Children gain self-esteem and become proficient at a skill they’ll use for the rest of their lives.”
Lisa Nickels, mom of four swimmers has watched her children grow over six seasons of swim team. “They love summer swim team because they get to be with their friends. We have great coaches and we are looking forward to another season.” If your neighborhood does not have a swim team, some of the bigger neighborhoods like White Columns, Triple Crown and Harrington Falls allow non-members to join. Most team require children to swim the length of the pool without assistance in less than two minutes. As the swimmers advance in age, more concentration is given to the various strokes. “It’s almost a guarantee that if you swim on a swim team for a summer, you’ll become a better swimmer. Season after season, I see kids that are hesitant at first, and then quickly fall in love with the sport and team and are sad to see it over,” says Hensley. cityofmiltonga.us
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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. How do I know if my property is within the city limits of Milton? 20
If you are unsure if your property is within the city limits, call 678-242-2500 and ask for the tax department. A representative will search the city’s database for the tax ID number. There are also many maps detailing Milton boundaries available in the “Maps” section of the city’s website. If my property is in Milton, do I still pay property taxes to Fulton County? Yes, all property owners in Milton also pay property taxes to Fulton County (includes taxes to Fulton County School System and State of Georgia). These property tax bills will continue to come from the Fulton County Tax Commissioner’s Office. The City of Milton sends out city tax bills separately. Do I use Milton as my mailing address? Yes. Nearly all of Milton is located within the 30004 area code, meaning postal workers will know to deliver the mail to the correct address. In addition, the city is added to more popular mapping sites and database networks every day, meaning more accurate representation for city residents. Where is the closest post office? The closest Post Office is located in Alpharetta at 2400 cityofmiltonga.us
Old Milton Parkway. The phone number is 770-442-3893. The city’s government does not have authority to establish a Post Office for Milton – the decision is left to the United States Postal Service and is based on their service strategies.
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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.
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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
Gas: Atlanta Gas Light 770-994-1946 Who do I contact for a sanitary sewer emergency? If the problem is on private property, contact a reputable plumbing company. If you suspect that the problem is in the main line, contact the Fulton County Public Works Department at 404-612-7400. Where is the local recycling center? The Roswell Recycling Center is located at 11570 Maxwell Road on the border of Roswell and Alpharetta. The phone number is 770-442-8822. For a full list of information regarding recycling prepared by the Milton Grows Green Committee, visit the city’s website. Who do I call for animal control services? Call Fulton County Animal Services at 404-6130358. Milton contracts with Fulton County Animal Services to deliver animal control services to the city. Where do I register to vote? To find out where you register to vote, please call the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections at 404-612-7020.
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or moody teen be suffering from more than just adolescent angst and hormone havoc? School and social stress, electronic and media overload all play a part. Striving to develop their own identity and find out where they fit in, pulling away from parents, all lead to pendulum-like mood swings. So how can a parent tell if their child is depressed, or just a typical child with ups and downs? Teens may appear depressed at home, but happy around friends – they may appear angry rather than sad - don’t let this throw you off the scent. What are some signs of teen depression? 1. Emotional responses that are not usual for him or her, or more extreme? Are they more irritable or angry than normal? Displaying excessive or inappropriate guilt, sadness, anxiety, or feelings of hopelessness? 2. Are moods lasting much longer than usual, or changing far too quickly? If they always had quick, brief temper tantrums, but suddenly seem upset for hours, it can be a sign of depression. So can incessant, rapid changes in mood.
phrases of doom and gloom? Pay attention for changes in what your child talks about. Are they telling you that nobody likes them, even when their friends are calling them? Also look for expressions of low self-esteem, such as ‘I am no good at anything’, or ‘nothing good ever happens to me’. 5. Have they lost interest in food, or are they compulsively overeating? This may result in rapid weight gain or loss. Are they over-sleeping, or unable to get to sleep? Isolating, and spending hours on electronics, when they used to socialize? 6. Are they acting irresponsibly, or even criminally? Forgetting obligations, being late for classes, skipping school, a DUI, or shoplifting, use of alcohol or drugs, risk-taking, and promiscuous behavior – all may point to depression, especially if this behavior is markedly different from the norm. One out of 8 adolescents have depression in the teen years. If your child appears unhappy for more than two weeks, it’s time to seek help from a psychotherapist. Treating depression holistically, looking at changing negative cognitions, dysfunctional behavior, negative eating and sleep habits, teaching relaxation and meditation skills, helping with social, family and academic stressors, all play a part in recovery. .
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By Lisa Lossie Registration is now open for Camp Joyful Soles, Milton’s special needs day camp for children age 13 to 21. Additionally, the city is hiring camp counselors to help staff and run the effort.
city of milton is now “Special Needs Certified” A parent struggling with an emotional child in a grocery store. A man walking into a restaurant with a missing limb. It’s easy to look away, but Lindsey Turner decided to take a second look. “Everyone is a human being. It’s ok to smile and make eye contact,” says Turner. When abled and disabled meet, Turner found simple gestures and random acts of kindness are often missing. This fueled him to turn his passion for advocating for individuals with special needs into a business aimed at changing stereotypes. And this Georgia native and Milton High School graduate started at home. Milton, Georgia is the first city in America to become special needs certified. Turner is Owner & President of Special Needs Certified, a company that is helping cities and businesses better serve people with special needs. “We want to make people feel more comfortable 26
around different folks,” says Turner. “We’ll go into a business and ask, do you feel nervous when someone comes through the door in a wheelchair or other disability. We train them on how to engage individuals with special needs, how to serve them if they’re in a restaurant.” After Turner formed his company in February of 2014, the City of Milton signed up. The training is all online and can be accessed from any device, computer, ipad or iphone. Employees are asked to watch videos and answer questions. Almost all of Milton’s 138 employees have completed their training, from city officials to firefighters. “It’s a natural fit for the City of Milton to help us better serve people of all abilities. It’s a valuable message in less than an hour. After the training, we’ll all treat someone better at some point,” says Milton City Manager Chris Lagerbloom. In any community around the country, 1 out of every 5 people has a disability. Some you see, cityofmiltonga.us
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“Our training has given people confidence; and that’s encouraging for individuals with special needs and for their families,” says Turner. “We teach them that it’s ok to open a door for someone in a wheelchair. You would do that for a mom with a stroller! Some people are using ipads to speak. We teach people not to talk to the ipad, but instead make eye contact and talk to the person.”
To Turner, it was a calling. After talking to his preacher and confiding in his wife, he decided to quit his job in the software business and start Special Needs Certified. Communities and businesses throughout Georgia and the country have signed up to become certified.
For Turner, it’s all about retraining brains to adhere to the Golden Rule, treat others as you want to be treated. In October of 2007, Turner created the non-profit Golden Soldiers to spread The Golden Rule and help raise money to provide year round activities for families and individuals with disabilities. Volunteering at a baseball game for children with special needs is the day that changed Turner’s life. “This kid came running up to me, hugged me and thanked me,” says Turner. “In all of the years that I had coached football and gone to championships, no
“Children with special needs are now outliving their parents thanks to advances in medicine. In 20 years, there is going to be a large part of our society with disabilities. How is society going to handle this? We want to help unite communities and create environments where everyone, regardless of their ability, feels love and acceptance.” Turner says the bottom line of his company is a rule almost everyone learns in Kindergarten: don’t be mean. www.specialneedscertified.com www.goldensoldiers.org
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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, cityofmiltonga.us.
How can I find out about upcoming events in the City of Milton? The city’s web site has a full calendar that lists all city-sponsored meetings. Also, upcoming events are always featured in the Milton E-news Roundup.
How do I get events listed on the city calendar? At this time, the city calendar is available for city business only. Schools and other non-profit groups holding special events within the City of Milton can request placement in the monthly newsletter, the Milton E-news Roundup, by contacting Director of Innovation & Engagement, Jason Wright at 678-242-2523. The request must be approved by the Communications Manager.
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RIDING WITH SOUL By Lisa Lossie
Seven year old
Amberleigh Payne is full of surprises. She gave her mom the surprise of her life when she and her sister snuck their miniature horses into the house for breakfast one morning. This April, the Kings Ridge 1st Grader surprised everyone, including herself, when she won Grand Champion at The Citrus Cup Youth of Year Contest for riders 7-12. “My heart starting pounding really fast. I was just so excited. I could barely even talk. I was like, I won!!!!” says Amberleigh. “When we first planned this show for Amberleigh, we decided it would be a good first experience of what a big show ring was like since she had just competed locally,” says mom Michelle Payne. “We thought it would give her experience that she could build on to be successful in show rings as she matured in her riding, and she WON!” In addition to winning Grand Champion Youth of the Year in the under 12 division, Amberleigh won 1st place in speech, 1st place in riding pattern and 2nd place in the 100 question written test. Just days before, her parents pulled her from the competition and nearly took her to the hospital because of a bad
stomach bug. But the 7-year-old begged her parents to believe in her and recovered in time to compete. Amberleigh is a member of the Kings Ridge Equestrian team and trains four days a week at Rosewood Farm in Canton with Morgan horse, Monnington Soul, or Soul as she calls him. She started riding just after her sixth birthday, but she has always loved horses. “I love that when I’m riding, I feel free,” says Amberleigh. “I just love to be with horses.” Growing up on a farm, she is surrounded by them. She has two miniature horses, Emme and Keebler and a pony named Dolly. She trains two days a week. She often does her homework on the bleachers that overlook the riding arena and loves reading to the animals. Besides riding horses, Amberleigh sings in the choir at her Church she also does Brownies at school. She loves trying new sports and new activities but always comes back to riding. She’s already setting her sights on bigger competitions. “Amberleigh’s goal that she set for herself is to one day compete in the Morgan World Championships in Oklahoma. She’s already begging to go there and just watch,” says Michelle. 29
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Amanda Sedgwick Cows cows cows! A graduate of art history from Kenesaw State and Milton High school before that. Amanda has lived surrounded by great art and artists. True locals may recognize her from behind the bar at The Union restaurant in Milton. These days she's becoming better known as a creative. Her most recent series of paintings depict cows as you've never seen them before. Each cow is individually imbued with nervous energy. Their dog like expressions are immediately endearing. Gallery guests can often be heard debating over which cow they love the most. You definitely need to come see these guys for yourself. Sergey Cherep Bright Vivid Post Impressionist Sergey Cherep was born in St. Petersburg Russia. He was paralyzed by meningitis as a child he found comfort in painting. Trained at the prestigious Serevo Institute he learned classic painting but found a natural friction. "We did very traditional painting...there was no freedom. There was no such thing as abstract because it was considered very western and evil." Being a fresh art school graduate in 1988 Russia was not easy. The fall of communism and the rise of black markets forced him to sell his work to organized crime. At 21 without knowing any English he decided to move to America and landed in Atlanta. Inspired by the new american landscape Sergey developed his now famous style. His bright colors and energetic style echo Van Gogh. "The bold unrealistic colors and expressive brush strokes of my predecessor are my tools." cityofmiltonga.us
By Sadi Rahman, North Fulton School of Music
Benefits of Music Lessons What are the benefits to music lessons? We get this a lot. The first benefit of music lessons isâ€Ś wait for itâ€Ś being able to play music! Music can be therapeutic for the mind. It serves as a creative outlet to express oneself. But other than the obvious, lets explore some theories that have been studied by different academics. Does music improve discipline and patience? When learning an instrument for the first time, students get frustrated because of how tough it seems. Before any note is played, a student must learn how to hold the instrument, how to stand/sit, and understand how different notes come from different techniques. It can take hours of practice before the first note is played correctly. It can take months to play your first song. Students who excel in music must have patience in order to succeed. Learning an instrument definitely teaches patience and discipline. Does music improve academic skills? Studies have found that music and math are connected. Rhythm, scales, and understanding beat show students how to divide, recognize patterns and create fractions. Memory skills also improve. Students use short-term memory to recite songs and long-term memory to increase their repertoire.
tion and motor skills development. Music also helps with timing as staying in time is the difference between playing good music and making noise. Music can also boost self-esteem. In a group setting, students learn that nobody is perfect and that everyone has room to grow. After successfully learning music together and from nothing create something beautiful, students feel an intense sense of pride and self-worth. Music also introduces students to different societies and cultures as well as history, in a fun and interactive way. These are just some of the great benefits of music. I hope these are reasons enough for you or your children to get involved in music! Sadi Rahman is the Director of Operations of Alpharetta-based North Fulton School of Music and a regional chairman of the National Federation of Music Clubs.
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Does music improve social skills? Though some instruments can be played solo, many instruments must be played in-group settings. Students need to learn how to collaborate with one another on many levels. Students have to watch their dynamics (playing too loud or soft), their timing, and overall understanding their part in the larger picture. This type of group interaction causes students to be aware of each other and recognize the importance each group member has. Does music develop physical skills? Think about the piano, stringed instruments, or the drums. Both left and right hands are being used and are doing totally different things. This is like the advanced version of the game we played as little kids, tapping your head and rubbing your tummy in a circular motion at the same time. Learning these instruments help with coordinalocallifepublishing.com
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Learn to Play Golf By Chris Wright, Director of Golf Alpharetta Athletic Club
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Have you thought about learning to play golf? Or, maybe start your child in golf? Regardless of your age, it is never too early or late to take up the game of golf. Irrespective of when you start or your level of ability, golf is a sport that can be enjoyed for a life time. Golf is an ideal way to develop lasting relationships, spend time with friends and family, and even use it in business. Some people develop their skill and play competitively. The question is how to get started. Initially, you could start by visiting a local golf facility (practice ranges, golf centers, public and private courses) that offer lessons, classes or complete programs that can help you get started learning the basics of the game. Next you want to find and talk with a qualified instructor, a local PGA professional, which can help you determine what program may be best for you. If you have friends or family that play golf they may be able to recommend a qualified instructor. It is important to ask an instructor about their background and experience perhaps even take the time to observe them teaching another person or group. In your search, you will find that there are different options and methods for learning to play golf. You will need to consider what method will best suit you and best fits your budget, too. There are two primary ways of learning to play golf: private lessons or group instruction. 32
Private lessons are a one-on-one experience with the instructor where you will schedule a series of lessons to learn the game as well as establish and reach certain goals. Private lessons will typically last anywhere from a half to full hour and are slightly more expensive since you are working in a one on one environment. The other option is group instruction. There are a number of options however, two of the better known and more reputable programs offered are SNAG (Starting New At Golf) and Get Golf Ready. SNAG Golf has been in existence for more than 10 years and is recognized globally as a top learning program for beginners. SNAG was designed for persons of all ages to learn to play golf. The program uses non-traditional equipment to promote a fun, non-intimidating method for learning FUNdamentals of golf. SNAG address every aspect of the game teaching putting, chipping, pitching and full swing without using extensive golf terminology that is unfamiliar to beginners. Instructors that use SNAG program for teaching provide all of the necessary equipment needed to participate which helps keep the initial investment to start learning to play golf at a minimum. Another popular program is Get Golf Ready. Get Golf Ready is a series of 5 classes that typically cityofmiltonga.us
Where to Play covers a brief history of the game, basic golf course terminology as well as various swing techniques to help you play the game. The techniques normally cover putting, chipping, pitching, bunkers and full swing with irons, hybrids and metal woods. Many times instructors that teach Get Golf Ready will finish their classes with an on-course experience. As you become more experienced you may want to look into a complete player development program such as a Get Golf Ready 2 that will allow you to become even more confident and comfortable playing a round of golf. It is extremely important to understand that people learn and develop differently so, don’t be discouraged if it takes you a little longer to develop your swing and confidence. As you learn the fundamentals of the game and build confidence you will need to go out and play on a course. It is important to play courses that are relatively easy as they will offer greater enjoyment. As you continue to grow and develop your swing, you should continue to seek professional instruction to build and maintain your confidence. Remember… golf is a game that you never master. The greatest players in the world play well one day then poorly the next. If you are interested in learning to play golf or maybe want to start your child in golf, contact the professional golf staff at Alpharetta Athletic Club. Alpharetta Athletic Club offers complete player development programs (private lessons and group instruction) that can take you from a beginner to playing 9 holes with new friends or family in a relatively short period of time. There is no time like the present to get started playing the greatest game.
Chris Wright, Director of Golf at Alpharetta Athletic Club in Milton is a Class A PGA professional, experienced working with players of all ages and skill levels. He played soccer at Georgia State before graduating from Mercer University and is married to his wife Amanda with two boys. locallifepublishing.com
The Golf Club of Georgia 1 Golf Club Dr., 30005 www.golfclubofgeorgia.com Two Arthur Hills-designed courses, Lakeside and Creekside are distinctly different from each other offering the golfer enormous architectural, aesthetic and strategic variety. In 1999, Golf Digest honored Lakeside’s par-5, 607 yard 11th hole as one of “America’s Best 99 Golf Holes.” Alpharetta Athletic Club East 3430 Highway 9 N, 30004 www. alpharettaac.com 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 Rd., 30004 www. americangolf.com/trophy-club-atlanta Carved out of heavily wooded terrain in order to create a challenging yet playable course, they now offer Champion Bermuda greens. Nominated as Golf Digest’s “Best New Public Course” when opened in 1992, it was designed by DJ DeVictor and ABC-TV Golf Analyst Steve Melnyk. Alpharetta Athletic Club-West 1785 Dinsmore Rd, 30004 www.alpharettaac.com Although the par 70 Willard Byrd design tips out at 6100 yards, this course will test the patience of any golfer. This risk-reward course gives you the choice to shape a fairway wood to a narrow fairway or go for the gusto and let it rip. It boasts narrow tee shots and pure rolling stamp sized greens. Echelon Golf Club 501 Founders Dr., 30004 www.echelonliving. com A broad-shouldered beautiful and formidable test designed by famed golf course architect Rees Jones, this course wanders over 600 acres of rolling hills, providing striking elevation changes and panoramic views, most notably on the back nine. This semi-private course also features a 32-acre practice facility. White Columns Country Club 300 Clubhouse Dr., 30004 www. whitecolumnscountryclub.com 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.atlantanationalgolfclub.com 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. manorgcc.com Home to the only Tom Watson championship golf course in Georgia with 18 masterfully designed and memorable holes winding throughout hardwoods and towering pines, quiet lakes and streams. Seeped in the tradition of golf’s birthplace, Scotland, this course is extraordinary, boasting impeccable course conditioning and breathtaking vistas. 33
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City of Milton and City of Alpharetta Establish Regionalized Parks System
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with the City of Alpharetta Parks and Recreation Department, on Dec. 1 2012 Milton and Alpharetta established a regionalized parks system for both cities and dissolved all non-resident fees at current and future city facilities. According to the terms of the agreement, the cities will annually negotiate a variable maintenance fee - for 2012, the fee is $325,000. For that price, Milton residents can use all the City of Alpharetta programs and facilities they know and love without incurring non-resident fees, which can add as much as 75 percent to the cost of participating. Alpharetta residents may also use any current and future Milton facilities without incurring extra costs. Milton’s cost in the agreement will decrease incrementally as the city brings forward additional facilities and programs utilized by Alpharetta residents.
Following is a list of frequently asked questions regarding registration for parks and recreation programs in Milton and Alpharetta. Please note: Milton’s established registration schedules will not change. I registered for an Alpharetta program online and it charged me fees. Can I get a refund? City of Milton residents who choose to register online for City of Alpharetta recreation programs during open registration will be charged non-resident fees by the online software system. However, these non-resident fees shall be refunded upon request. City of Milton residents must e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request refund of non-resident fees paid during online registration. The refund will be issued to the customer’s credit card. Once the refund has been processed, Alpharetta’s Parks and Recreation Department
will e-mail a credit voucher to the customer. Can I register using priority registration? Priority registration for Alpharetta programs begin two weeks before open registration. Priority registration is for Milton and Alpharetta residents who participated in the same recreation program the previous year with the city offering the program. Milton residents must register in person during the two week period at Milton’s City Hall or online (for Milton programs) or any Alpharetta Recreation and Parks facility (for Alpharetta programs) during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday). Visit www.alpharetta.ga.us for registration sites. When can non-priority Milton residents register? cityofmiltonga.us
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 www. alpharetta.ga.us to email@example.com. 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.
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For full information on all the City of Milton’s Parks and Recreation activities, including special events, recreation programs, sports by season and much more, check out the Online Parks and Recreation Activity Guide.
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. Broadwell Pavillion • 12615 Broadwell Road The Broadwell Road Pavilion features a 40-foot by 52-foot open pavilion with a large stone fireplace, restrooms and storage facilities. The pavilion hosts the Milton Market (a weekly summer food trucks and farmer’s market), the Milton Hometown Jubilee, Christmas in Crabapple and various other special projects. Freedom Park • 13200 Deerfield Parkway Freedom Park is an exercise center for the runners, cyclists and walkers on Deerfield Parkway and hosts the city’s patriotic events. It features a .15 mile trail and equipment for sit ups and body curls, a cardio walker, and rowing and elliptical machines. Friendship Community Park • 12785 Birmingham 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 is currently closed. Renovations began in July 2014, and will last until second quarter of 2015. 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. Newnan-based Headley Construction will handle all renovations to the home and site at a cost not to exceed $632,000. Senior Services North Fulton 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.
Providence Park • 13440 Providence Park Drive Fulton County’s Board of Commissioners have agreed to sell the City of Milton Providence Park for the state-mandated cost of $4,200. 43
What’s Happening Around Milton? Broadwell Pavilion The Broadwell Road Pavilion features a 40-foot by 52-foot open pavilion with a large stone fireplace, restrooms and storage facilities. The pavilion hosts the Milton Market (a weekly summer food trucks and farmer’s market), the Milton Hometown Jubilee, Christmas in Crabapple and various other special projects.
Milton Library in Crabapple The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System is in the process of building a Milton branch. This is not a City of Milton project, but the system has been working closely with the city to ensure residents enjoy the new amenity. The new Milton library will be located at the corner of Charlotte Drive and Mayfield Road in Crabapple. Fulton County Commis-
sioners purchased the land for $1.1 million in June 2012. To follow progress online or make comments on the design, please visit www.afpls.org and look for “Building for the Future.” Please feel free to contact Gayle Holloman, Group Branch Manager, at 404-730-1830 or gayle.holloman@fultoncountyga. gov if you have any questions.
Hopewell House: New Senior Center Hopewell House will be a Senior Center by Day and Special Events Facility for the City of Milton on Nights and Weekends. The City of Milton continues with the renovation of the Hopewell House, a Civil War-era home planned as a senior and event center. 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. Newnan-based 44
Headley Construction is handling 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," 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." Milton will also utilize the space for city-sponsored events and pursue facility rentals for special occasions. . cityofmiltonga.us
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my last trip to Henry & Pearl, I noticed some really cute burn-out style t-shirts — much different than the other varieties they carry. The tags read “SMIJ: Suburban Moms in Jeans.” I did my usual inquiry with the store owner, and sure enough they were made locally! SMIJ by Jill was created out of a passion for the beach lifestyle. Owner Jill Myrick, a Florida native and beach girl at heart, missed the beach life so badly upon moving to the
Atlanta area, that she decided to put that love into the form of a business. Jill was planning her next trip and realized she didn’t like any of the beach cover-ups she saw in the stores. So she decided to create her own. Her resort cover-ups are made of crisp, southern fabrics and are a wraparound dress style, making them perfect to slip on over a swimsuit and wear back in town. After she started designing the beach cover-ups, she launched her line of SMIJ t-shirts and hoodies to celebrate the SMIJ life-
style. Jill’s father has been in the t-shirt business for many years, so adding that to her business felt natural. The t-shirts and hoodies are stylish enough to wear out and about, but comfy enough for lounging around the house. And with witty names like “Running to the Bus Stop Hoody,” or “Living in UGGS Hoody” you can’t go wrong.
Public Safety Programs Neighborhood Watch 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@ cityofmiltonga.us. Rape/Aggression Defense Class The Milton Police Department is now offering a rape and aggression 46
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 ara.baronian@ cityofmiltonga.us or 678-242-2570. http://www.rad-systems.com. 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. TLAER 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 involving 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. cityofmiltonga.us
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by Cella Nelson
Rebuilding Hamp’s Saddles & Tackle
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of December 8, 2014, Hamp Phillips’s business was completely destroyed by fire. But his faith in family, friendships, laughter, and the community, remains fully intact. Just about everyone in the upscale equestrian community of Milton, GA knows Hamp, the affable owner of Hamp’s Saddles and Tack. But Hamp is as down to earth as they come. He is a humble man with a refreshing sense of humor. You’ll hear lots of stories from Hamp, including the fact that he came from good stock until he met the horse trader’s daughter! But you will probably never hear about how he called all of his suppliers to help a friend who wanted to get started in the tack business or how he fulfilled his promise “till death do us part” to his wife, Theresa, when he said that he would never leave her even though she was bedridden with Alzheimer’s for many years. That is the sort of man Hamp is – an honorable man of his word and it’s the reason why he is loved by his customers and friends alike. “I always treat people how I would like to be treated,“ says Hamp. In fact, you will never leave Hamp’s establishment without a smile, a lengthy story (or two or three), and some quality tack at a great value. So it’s no surprise that late last year when a fire devastated his store, that the community came out in droves to support him. That support included over $20,000 raised through GoFundMe to help him rebuild. And that he has. 48
Hamp’s is currently open for business as he constructs a new building and hopes to be ready for his grand re-opening sometime in June this year. So, how did Hamp get into the tack business, you ask? A native of Milton, Hamp was born and raised nearby on Freemanville Road with two younger siblings who have passed on. He really did get into the horse business through his beloved wife, Theresa Cobb, the daughter of a local horse auctioneer. He took over the business from his father-in-law and sold tack as a hobby while he worked for General Motors. An early retirement (after 27 ½ years) enabled him to start selling tack full time, although he says he still considers it a hobby. But what may surprise most people is that Hamp is not a horseman. And he does not consider himself a rider. “I am not hooked on horses like some other people,” quips Hamp. When asked what he thought about the community outpouring of offers to help him rebuild, Hamp choked up and said “I love them all to death.”
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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Birmingham Falls Elementary • 14865 Birmingham Highway 770-667-2820, school.fultonschools.org/es/birminghamfalls Principal: Windy A. Bottoms
HIGH SCHOOLS Milton High School • 13025 Birmingham Highway 770-740-7000, miltonhighschool.com Principal: Brian Jones
Cogburn Woods Elementary • 13080 Cogburn Road 770-667-2845, school.fultonschools.org/es/cogburnwoods Principal: Bruce Fraser
Cambridge High School • 2845 Bethany Bend 770-667-2883, school.fultonschools.org/hs/cambridge Principal: Edward Spurka
Crabapple Crossing Elementary • 12775 Birmingham Highway 770-740-7055, crabapplecrossing.org Principal: Rachel Williams
PRIVATE SCHOOLS St. Francis High School • 13440 Cogburn Road 678-339-9989, saintfrancisschools.com Headmaster: Collette Staak
Summit Hill Elementary • 13855 Providence Road 770-667-2830, school.fultonschools.org/es/summithill Principal: Nancy J. Murphy MIDDLE SCHOOLS Hopewell Middle School • 13060 Cogburn Road 678-297-3240, hopewellmustangs.net Principal: Michael LeMoyne Northwestern Middle School • 12805 Birmingham Highway 770-667-2870, school.fultonschools.org/ms/northwestern Principal: Jasmine Kullar
Chandler Academy • 13580 Hopewell Road 770-346-0509, chandleracademy.com Headmaster: Jack Hudson Mill Springs Academy • 13660 New Providence Road 770-360-1336, millsprings.org Headmaster: Robert W. Moore Kings Ridge Christian School • 2765 Bethany Bend 770-754-5738, kingsridgecs.org Saint Francis High School • 13440 Cogburn Road 678-339-9989, stfranschool.com
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is on pizza scene. Literally. Humble Pie Pizza Company has one simple mission, to serve up the best pizza in this area and make their customers really happy. We love it when a great indie place pops up! "At Humble Pie - you're a person and not a number," says Andrew Adams, owner and a 20-year veteran of the industry. HPPC is quickly becoming a beloved neighborhood spot for stopping in to dine and watch games or events on their 12 HD televisions. This is the new go-to for after ball games, family nights, office lunches and much more. Chef Abe Colin is a veteran of NY, the pizza mecca of our nation. He is a classically trained cheese maker and award-winning pizzaiolo. His masterpiece pie was awarded the national title of "Best Pizza in Northeast America" at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas in 2010. It's like an Oscar for the pizza people. The food is wonderful, we have hosted some of our most discriminating foodie friends there and HPPC earned 56
their thumbs up every time. We order from Chef Abe's daily specials on their giant chalkboard. He posts daily and his culinary creativity shines. The custom speckled wheat dough is perfect and made in-house. Also, their unique house made savory secret pizza sauce recipe which contains no sugar or artificial sweeteners. Try Chef Abe's gorgeously good Nutella and strawberry calzone for dessert. 60s and 70s era rock and roll is the backdrop amidst bright booths and custom artwork. As you dine, classic rock tunes, you know-all-the-words-to flow through the air. It's so cool that since we are paying for our family to dine there, we can hear some of "our" music. You know, the good stuff. The Stones, Eric Clapton, Allman Brothers, ELO, Fleetwood Mac and of course, Bruce Springsteen. You will surely be in a better mood after grabbing a bite and singing a fun song in your head as you drive out to face what life may throw your way. Or let them deliver to you at home or work, seven days a week. HPPC has officially partnered with North Fulton's Blessings in a Backpack - People Magazine's #1 Charity in 2012 which provides food for hungry children on weekends. Food is distributed 30+ Fridays each school year. HPPC is a drop off point for all non-perishable donations. Please contact Andrew to learn more. humblepiepizzaco.net
A non-profit home-improvement donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, decor and building materials to the public to support the local Habitat Affiliate of North Georgia. At the Habitat ReStore, their staff and volunteers accept donations of new and gently used items. They sell those items to treasure hunters and bargain-shoppers alike, raising money for their mission of eliminating substandard housing for local families. The ReStore provides a more affordable avenue for home improvement projects, all while keeping tons of perfectly good items from ending up in the landfill. With their constantly changing inventory, prices well below retail, frequent markdowns and one-ofa-kind items, shoppers are sure to find something to love. The best part about shopping at the ReStore is knowing that purchases are helping to fund Habitat for Humanity’s mission. If you’re remodeling, cleaning out, downsizing or just getting organized, consider donating your excess
household goods and building materials to the ReStore. All of the donations are tax-deductible and help fund the local Habitat affiliate mission. For businesses, donating to the ReStore is a great way to move discontinued or excess stock, deal with gently used returns and show your customers that you care about te environment and our community. Plus, the ReStore will pick up your donated goods, which saves you time and money. Businesses and residences can call the donation hotline (770)9624200. Or, stop in the store at 11060 Alpharetta Hwy, between Andretti and Nalley Toyota. The Habitat ReStore depends on enthusiastic volunteers for everything from helping customers to arranging merchandise. Stop by to sign up to help! suburbanatlantarestores.org
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The new Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Roswell is a non-profit home-improvement and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, home decor and building materials to the public at a fraction of the retail price. The proceeds help build homes and hope!
corner of Hwy. 9 and Sun Valley, between Andretti and Nalley Toyota
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QUICK Tax Guide
The City of Miltonâ€™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.
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 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.
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. Â§48-33, which may result in potential proceedings toward tax sale. Additional unpaid personal property taxes will be subject to the revocation of your business license.
Property tax deadlines Failure to receive a bill does not relieve you of the responsibility to make payment by the due date. Property tax notices are issued on a calendar year basis
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: www.cityofmiltonga.us; By phone: Call 678-242-2500; By mail: 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Suite 107G Milton, GA 30004. Please make check(s) payable to City of Milton. Mail both the tax stub and your check or money order. In person: Finance Department: 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Suite 107G Milton. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. Homestead exemptions Several types of homestead exemptions have been enacted to reduce the burden of ad valorem taxation. To qualify, property owners must own and occupy their home as primary residence as of Jan. 1. Property owners already receiving the Fulton County exemption need not reapply for the county’s exemption unless there is a change in ownership or the owner is applying for a different exemption. In order to be eligible for City of locallifepublishing.com
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Milton Senior or Full Value Homestead Exemptions or Disability Exemptions, property owners must file with the City of Milton between Jan. 1 and May 31 of each year. Applications received after May 31 will become eligible the following year. The following exemptions are offered: • Basic Homestead Exemption of $15,000 off the assessed value of your tax bill. (through Fulton Cty) • Senior Basic Exemption of $15,000 is available to residents’ age 65 or older on or before Jan. 1 of the year in which the application for exemption is submitted. (Applied for through City of Milton) • Additional $10,000 Senior Homestead is available to homeowners who meet certain income requirements and are 65 or older on or before Jan. 1 of the year in which the application for exemption is submitted. (Applied for through City of Milton) • Full Value Exemption is available to disabled residents and residents 70 or older on or before Jan. 1 of the year in which the application for exemption is submitted. Certain income qualifications apply for residents 70 or older. Proof of disability is required for disabled residents. (through City of Milton.) Homestead exemption applications for senior or disabled citizens must be filed with the Finance Department by May 31 at 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Suite 107G, Milton, GA 30004. For additional information on eligibility of proper method of applying, contact the City of Milton at 678-242-2500. 59
Home Sales in 30004 ADDRESS 315 Darby Road 407 Buckfield Lane 244 Affirmed Court 514 Cogdell Trail 14759 Taylor Valley Way 3000 Evelyn Lane 330 White Columns Court 735 Champions Close 310 King Estates Drive 700 Barberry Drive 13307 Cogburn Road 16487 Waxmyrtle Road 16058 Inverness Trail 14520 Wood Road 645 Heron Run Court 630 Heron Run Court 229 Woodliff Court 131 DOVER Road 14310 Morning Mountain 16275 Laconia Lane 613 Northumberland Dr 825 Scotlandwell Place 202 Creek Ridge Chase 1 3800 Belleterre Drive 505 Kings County Court 2575 Bethany Creek Ct 1780 Highgrove Club Drive 205 Bay Colt Road 350 Coach House Lane 225 Pinehurst Walk 12507 Waterside Drive 1050 Glen Mill Court 15135 Freemanville Rd 745 Stratforde Drive 835 Onagh Court 630 Dorris Road 12902 Waterside Dr 12885 Morningpark Circle 205 Plantation Cove 12711 Archmont Trace 12707 Archmont Trace 12691 Archmont Trace 2500 High Glen Ct 3538 Peacock Road 13331 Flamingo 512 Twinrose Way 13333 Flamingo Road 619 Greencrest Lane 3443 LATITUDE Cove 14143 Yacht Terrace
COMMUNITY None Lake Haven Triple Crown Lake Haven Taylor Glen Heritage at Crabapple White Columns Champions Overlook King Estates Manor The Hermitage n/a Blue Valley Highland Manor None Crooked Creek Crooked Creek Vickery Crest CEDAR PARK 10A Crooked Creek The Hampshires Potterstone Potterstone Crooked Creek Belleterre Kingswood Bethany Oaks Wood Valley Trotters Ridge Grass Valley Crooked Creek Waterside Glenhaven none Stratforde Est/Hopewell The Lakes/Enniskerry none Waterside Waterside Bentgrass Farms Henderson Landing Henderson Landing Henderson Landing Henderson Landing Hidden Forest Hidden Forest Deerfield Green Hidden Forest Deerfield Green Wyndham Wyndham
SOLD PRICE 1,600,000 1,030,000 960,000 867,650 845,000 798,123 793,000 774,000 760,354 752,000 750,000 714,900 700,000 645,000 630,000 624,250 609,000 594,900 590,000 585,000 585,000 575,000 550,400 525,000 524,000 523,500 486,000 475,000 469,000 454,000 449,900 446,195 425,000 425,000 418,000 410,000 400,250 400,000 385,000 380,745 368,405 355,000 315,000 280,000 272,000 270,900 269,000 259,900 232,900 161,900
DOM 95 140 185 55 21 0 1 191 64 4 112 247 139 22 31 1 11 11 13 107 10 102 22 19 109 44 365 138 19 11 5 175 3 44 391 158 24 29 48 13 62 11 76 13 43 60 10 261 28 22
well known as the center of Atlanta's equestrian lifestyle with its rolling terrain and miles of four-board fencing. Populated with upscale communities, equestrian properties and excellent schools Milton is a popular homebuyerâ€™s destination. Whether you are buying or selling in Milton or surrounding areas, Nancy Strabel can help you reach your real estate goals. In the current market, homes which are priced competitively, staged impeccably and marketed properly are selling. Pricing and staging occur at the start of the listing. A comprehensive marketing plan is an ongoing process that occurs throughout the listing period. Nancy will work in collaboration with you to secure a successful and smooth sale at the highest possible price. Itâ€™s a formula for success. Brought to our readers by:
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230 Manor Close, Milton, 6BR, 7BA 1 Acre, Meticulous, Pool, $1,100,000
865 Liberty Grove Rd. Alpharetta 4 Acres, Amazing Open Plan, $800,000
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MILTON BUSINESS DIRECTORY The following local businesses have an active business license on file with the city of Milton and have filled out the business directory listing form at cityofmiltonga.us. To have your business included in the next directory, be sure to submit the form by March 1, 2015. GAS/HOTEL/STORAGE
GAS STATIONS Birmingham Shell Food Mart 15840 Birmingham Highway 770-753-8880
DENTISTS Blue Valley Dental 980 Birmingham Road 678-507-0140
Deerfield Chevron 13021 Deerfield Parkway 678-319-0096
Cansler Dental 12220 Birmingham Hwy #100 770-475-9095 canslerdental.com
Exxon Food mart 13020 Morris Road 678-366-1400
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Shell Gas & Food Mart 12690 Crabapple Road 678-297-2248 HOTELS Springhill Suites 12730 Deerfield Parkway 770-751-6900 marriott.com STORAGE Public Storage 632 Highway 9 North 770-927-7931 publicstorage.com Your Extra Attic 13700 Highway 9 North 770-346-8582 62 yourextraattic.com
Chapman Orthodontics 12220 Birmingham Hwy #50 770-664-6008 drchapmanbraces.com Crabapple Dental 12670 Crabapple Road #110 678-319-0123 crabappledental.com DOCTOR OFFICES Emory at Milton 12970 Highway 9 North 770-754-4115 emoryhealthcare.org/emory-specialty-associates/milton-internal-medicine.html GOLF Alpharetta Athletic Club West 1785 Dinsmore Road 770-410-9360 alpharettaac.com
Alpharetta Athletic Club East 3430 Highway 9 North 770-475-2300 alpharettaac.com Atlanta National 350 Tournament Players Drive 770-442-8801 atlantanationalgolfclub.com Georgia Golf Center 345 Cox Road 770-992-4233 georgiagolfcenter.com Manor Golf and Country Club 15951 Manor Club Drive 678-366-3886 manorgcc.com Trophy Club of Atlanta 15135 Hopewell Road 770-343-9700 tcatlanta.americangolf.com White Columns Country Club 300 Club House Drive 770-343-9025 whitecolumnscountryclub. com
MARTIAL ARTS Chungâ€™s TKD 12915 Highway 9 North 770-696-2164 chungstkd.net Karate Atlanta 13800 Highway 9 Suite 720 678-624-0506 karateatlanta.com INDIVIDUAL/FAMILY SERVICES Providence Senior Living 12775 Providence Road 770-317-8244 ProvidenceAL.com 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 bluegrassdayspa.com
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 regalnails.com Smartsyle Family Hair Salon (inside Walmart) 5200 Windward Parkway 678-339-0334 smartstyle.com Sola Salon Studio 12872 Highway 9 North 404-705-9505 solasalons.com Sports Clips Georgia 5250 Windward Parkway 770-751-9665 sportsclips.com Veronica Stone Salon 13695 Highway 9 North 678-957-1000 veronicastonesalon.com Wright Cuts Hair Salon 12505 Broadwell Road 770-410-0294 OTHER HEALTH PRACTITIONERS Abundant Life Wellness 12670 Crabapple Road, Suite 200 770-663-7898 abundantlifewellnessga.com
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 barrowsfamilyeyecare.com
Incredible Chiropractic Family 13800 Highway 9 North 678-624-1888 Milton Chiropractic/Massage 12540 Broadwell Road 770-751-9224 mymiltonchiro.com Thrive Chiropractic Wellness Ctr 980 Birmingham Hwy Ste 811 678-266-3300 thrivecwc.com PERSONAL TRAINING Emeryfit 13920 Highway 9 North 770-751-7272 emeryfit.com The Pilates Edge 15800 Birmingham Highway Suite 600 770-559-1073 thepilatesedge.com SuperSlow Zone 12540 Broadwell Road, Suite 2103 678-691-2969 sszmilton.com VETERINARIANS Crabapple Knoll Veterinary Clinic 12604 Crabapple Road 770-475-8272 yourckvc.com Loving Hands Animal Clinic 13775 Highway 9 770-667-9022 lovinghands.com LANDSCAPING/NURSERIES FLORISTS Flowers From Us 825 Mayfield Road 770-640-6007 flowersfromus.net 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 ashfordgardeners.com Bailey Farm & Gardens 255 Hickory Flat Road 770-663-4166 baileyfarmandgardens.com Blossom & Bloom 14420 Birmingham Highway 770-772-5690 blossomandbloom.com The Landscape Group Inc. 13120 Arnold Mill Road 770-649-1155 thelandscapegroup.com Scottsdale Farms 15639 Birmingham Highway 770-777-5875 scottsdalefarms.com RESTAURANTS/CATERING Bella Luna Cafe (inside Scottsdale Farms) 15639 Birmingham Highway 770-777-5875 scottsdalefarms.com Blimpie (inside Birmingham Shell) 15840 Birmingham Highway 770-740-9322 blimpie.com Blimpie (inside Walmart) 5200 Windward Parkway 770-406-9317 blimpie.com Bobby G’s Chicago Eatery 12990 Highway 9 North 770-772-0710 bobbygs.com Brooklyn Joe’s Pizza 13065 Highway 9 North 770-754-0202 brooklynjoespizza.com Cake World 12890 Highway 9 North 770-751-9990 cakeworldga.com Chick-fil-A 5180 Windward Parkway 770-410-3533 chick-fil-a.com
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 chipotle.com ‘Cue 13700 Highway 9 North Suite 300 770-667-0089 cuebarbecue.com Domino’s Pizza 13695 Highway 9 North 770-664-9508 dominos.com Edible Arrangements 13077 Highway 9 North 678-867-0611 ediblearrangements.com 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 firehousesubs.com GoWaiter of Milton 12006 Deerfield Parkway Suite 100 404-348-4477 gowaiter.com Grand Champion BBQ 12635 Crabapple Road Suite 210 770-993-4227 gcbbq.net Ichiban Steak & Sushi 5306 Windward Parkway 770-772-6822 ichibansteaksushi.com KFC 5150 Windward Parkway 678-393-8585 kfc.com
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American HomeCare Associates 312 Harmony Court 678-456-3090 americanhomecare.net
For Eyes Optical 5230 Windward Parkway 678-537-0002 foreyes.com
Madurai Foods, Inc. 12872 Highway 9 North Suite 250 678-368-4692 maduraifoods.com
The Union Restaurant 14275 Providence Road 770-569-7767 theunionrestaurant.com
McDonald’s 5210 Windward Parkway 678-393-3317 mcdonalds.com
Zaxby’s 13788 Highway 9 North 770-772-9356 zaxbys.com
Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails 800 Mayfield Road 770-817-0161 miltonscuisine.com
Zola Italian Bistro 2955 Bethany Bend 770-360-5777 zolaitalianbistro.com
Nahm Thai Cuisine 5310 Windward Parkway 678-762-1818 nahmthaicuisine.com
Olde Blind Dog Pub 12650 Crabapple Road 678-624-1090 oldeblinddog.com Panda Express 5230 Windward Parkway 770-663-3405 pandaexpress.com Ray’s New York Pizza 5230 Windward Parkway 770-521-0222 raysnewyorkpizza.com Ru San’s 13085 Highway 9 North 770-346-9020 rusans.com
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Sarku Japan Teriyaki & Sushi Express 5304 Windward Parkway Suite A-102 770-667-6515 sarkujapan.com Subway 980 Birmingham Road 770-569-2995 subway.com Subway 13800 Highway 9 North Ste A 770-753-0330 subway.com Sushi Nami Japanese Restaurant 5316 Windward Parkway Suite B 678-566-3889 Tokyo Sushi 980 Birmingham Rd Ste 303 64 678-240-0602
ACCOUNTING/TAX PREP Deepak D. Mistry, CPA 13680 Highway 9 North Suite G100 678-366-1515 deepakmistrycpa.com Manage My Taxes Inc: A Tax Preparation and E-File Service 3395 Archgate Court 404-492-7535 managemytaxes.com Howard Drobes, CPA 13440 Avensong Crossing 770-713-4810 ADVERTISING Creative Advertising Group 410 Oak Hollow Court 770-777-4696 creativeadvertisinggroup.net ANIMAL SERVICES Atlanta Dog Trainer 12900 Freemanville Road 770-754-9178 atlantadogtrainer.com Crabapple Beds & Bones 640 Dorris Road 770-754-1700 bedsandbones.net Macara Show Stables 1255 Birmingham Road 404-429-2839 macarastables.com Ruff House 12995 New Providence Road 770-619-4282 ruffhouseinc.com Wolfbrook Dog Club & Park 13665 New Providence Road 770-772-0440 wolfbrook.com
ARCHITECTURE Goodwyn Mills & Cawood 12600 Deerfield Pkwy, #100 678-566-3775 gmcnetwork.com ART Atelierbelo 1085 Richmond Glen Circle 678-644-2527 isabellegautieronline.com AUTOMOBILE SERVICES Cactus Car Wash 12905 Highway 9 North 770-343-9960 cactuscarwash.com Katy’s Car Wash 12960 Highway 9 North 678-297-9215 katyscarwash.com Kauffman Tire 13792 Highway 9 North 678-240-4260 kauffmantire.com 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 quantumbank.com RBC Bank 12885 Highway 9 North 404-495-6210 rbcbank.com
CHILD/DAY CARE Bright Horizon’s Children’s Centers 3105 Webb Road 678-393-2991 brighthorizons.com Kids R Kids 13950 Highway 9 North 770-518-6868 krkmilton.com Montessori Scholars Academy 13100 Morris Road 770-754-0777 MontessoriScholars.com Red Apple Montessori 3505 Bethany Bend 770-664-2869 redapplemontessori.com 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 cooksconstructiongroup.com CONSULTING Claravon Consulting Group 780 Gates Mill Way 678-823-8228 claravon.com DRY CLEANING/LAUNDRY Clothing Care Cleaners 13800 Highway 9 North Ste U 770-777-2203
Providence Bank 4955 Windward Pkwy 678-624-2265 providencebankga.com
FINANCIAL PLANNING Union Hill Financial Planning 2625 Bethany Creek Court 770-361-3139 alpha-sav.com/team-member/mike-dayoub-cfp
CELLULAR/WIRELESS ACS Wireless 5230 Windward Pkwy Ste 107 770-569-0656 atlantacellular.com
INSURANCE Brightway Insurance 980 Birmingham Road #723 770-375-2001 brightwayinsurancemilton.com
AT&T/Cingular Wireless 13065 Highway 9 North 678-526-6900 wireless.att.com
INTERIOR DESIGN Emiko Ferrer Designs LLC 165 Bay Colt Road 404-625-8509 emikoferrerdesign.com cityofmiltonga.us
WorldwideXplorer, LLC 678-243-0080 worldwidexplorer.com
OTHER SCHOOLS Atlanta Golf Academy 13700 Highway 9 North 770-331-3881 atlantagolfacademy.com C2 Education 5250 Windward Parkway 770-343-9950 c2educate.com Just for Giggles 12635 Crabapple Road 770-664-0555 just-for-giggles.com Stars Athletic Club 14295 Birmingham Highway 678-366-9008 starssoccerclub.com PHOTOGRAPHERS Blencoe & Co Photography 12220 Birmingham Hwy. #80 404-323-7786 blencoeandco.com
PAINTING Five Star Painting 450 Northwood Cove 404-856-0407 fivestarpainting.com
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NEWS/PUBLISHING Accessmilton.com 13005 Bethany Road 770-653-0552 accessmilton.com
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Milton Magazine 765B Mid Broadwell Road 404-606-0797 locallifepublishing.com
Hibbett Sporting Goods 13093 Highway 9 North 770-521-0616 hibbett.com
Sherwin Williams 13786 Highway 9 North 770-751-6561 sherwin-williams.com
The Home Depot 5300 Windward Parkway 678-339-0157 homedepot.com
Strathmore Carpets 12900 Highway 9 North Ste A 770-475-4496 strathmorefloors.com
Hometown Carpet 790 Mayfield Road 770-569-2393 hometowncarpetga.com
Strawberry Fields: A Dana Gallery 1410 Summit Road 770-777-1707
Kohl’s 13970 Highway 9 North 678-624-0164 kohls.com
Sweetland Outdoor Furniture & Swing Set Company 13674 Highway 9 North 770-569-7772 sweetlandoutdoor.com
GROCERY/CONVENIENCE STORES Publix 13800 Highway 9 North 770-751-0312 publix.com Publix 980 Birmingham Road 770-751-5543 publix.com GENERAL SHOPPING Bath & Body Works 13085 Highway 9 North 678-366-2776 bathandbodyworks.com Edwin Watts Golf 13069 Highway 9 North 770-442-3033 edwinwattsgolf.com
Lofty Pearls Fine Linen & Gifts 755 Mid Broadwell Road 770-476-4090 loftypearls.com The Mattress Firm 13045 Highway 9 N Ste 110 1-877-384-2903 mattressfirm.com Millie Huckaby’s American Country Antiques 770 Broadwell Road 770-663-6555 milliehuckabaysamericancountry.com/
ERA Sunrise Realty 980 Birmingham Road #606 770-720-1515 ERASunriseRealty.com
Only Ewe & Cotton Too 12315 Crabapple Road 770-740-0844 onlyeweandcottontoo.com
Gamestop 5230 Windward Parkway 770-667-0154 gamestop.com
North Fulton Feed & Seed 12950 Highway 9 North 770-475-5572
Target 13055 Highway 9 North 770-225-1780 target.com Walmart 5200 Windward Parkway 770-772-9033 walmart.com PACKAGE STORES All About Spirits 15840 Birmingham Highway Suite B 678-762-4778 Beverage Shop 13800 Highway 9 N Suite S 678-624-1313
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PUBLIC RELATIONS Marketzing Famous Footwear 12460 Crabapple Rd Ste 202-199 13093 Highway 9 North 404-512-1217 678-624 0618 famousfootwear.com REAL ESTATE Brumbelow-Reese & Fry’s Electronics Associates 3065 Webb Road 13685 Highway 9 North 678-280-0550 770-475-6817 frys.com
MAILING/SHIPPING SERVICES UPS Store 980 Birmingham Road #501 770-619-9424 theupsstorelocal.com/5783/
TRAVEL AGENCIES Cruise Planners 732 Brookshade Parkway 770-558-4767 cruising-with-seacity.com
LEGAL SERVICES The Stewart Law Practice, PC 13010 Morris Rd, Bldg 1 #600 678-630-1053 thestewartlawpractice.com
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 www.cityofmiltonga.us to view a map of the city broken up by council districts to see who represents you. How are council members elected? City Council members are elected every four years and serve in staggered terms. They are elected by everyone in the city but must reside in the specific district they represent. The mayor can be from anywhere in the city. When and where are City Council meetings? City Council meetings take place at 6 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month, barring holidays, in City Council Chambers, which is at 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107E. City Council also holds work sessions the second Monday of the month at the same time and place. Please check the city’s calendar for a full list of city-sponsored meetings and events. Any change in regularly scheduled council meetings or special called council meetings will be published in the Milton Herald, the city’s legal organ, and on the city’s online calendar. How can I see what will be discussed at a meeting? Full agendas of every City Council, board and commission meeting are posted online on the calendar and in the Complete Minutes and Agendas section. Agendas are posted a full week before the meetings to inform citizens about items up for discussion. You may also sign up for the City of Milton newsletter to receive pre- and post-meeting updates from the city’s Communications Department. How can I tell what happened at a meeting? City Council meetings are available from our web site via streaming broadcasts as they happen and are
archived 48 hours after the meeting occurs. Council’s “action” minutes (recording motions or votes on items) are posted to the “Complete Agendas and Minutes” section of the Web site within 48 hours of the regular or special called meetings. “Regular” minutes (transcription of full discussion and motions or votes) are posted after they have been approved by the Mayor and City Council or board chairman. Vote records are also sent to those who sign up for the City of Milton newsletter. How are items passed at the meeting? An item or items up for vote will first be read by the City Clerk. Upon completion of that reading and any staff presentations, which may include extensive question and answer periods from members of council, plus a call for public comment, a council member may make a motion to approve, deny or defer. Another council member must second the motion by saying “Second” before the Mayor can call for a vote. The motion will then be discussed. Again, discussion may be extensive. Finally, the Mayor will ask for council members to vote on the motion. That vote decides whether or not the item passes. Can I speak with or to council? You are always welcome to call and/or e-mail your city council representatives at any time. If you would like to speak at a City Council meeting, there is general public comment at the start of each meeting and comment times for topics germane to an issue heard that night. When you attend the meeting, you must fill out a public comment card and submit it to the City Clerk prior to the beginning of the meeting. Speakers will be heard in the order the cards are received. How do I make an appointment with the Mayor? You may make an appointment with the Mayor by contacting Executive Aide to City Manager, Mayor and City Council Christine Doss at 678-242-2492.
CITY HALL DIRECTORY GENERAL NUMBERS Main contact: 678-242-2500 email@example.com Public Safety administration: 678-2422570; Non-emergency number: 678-2976300 Option 1 ELECTED OFFICIALS Joe Lockwood Mayor 678-242-2484 firstname.lastname@example.org Karen Thurman Mayor Pro Tem, Council District 1, Post 1 678-242-2493 email@example.com Matt Kunz Council District 2, Post 2 678-242-2494 firstname.lastname@example.org Bill Lusk Council District 2, Post 1 678-242-2495 email@example.com Burt Hewitt Council District 1, Post 2 678-242-2497 firstname.lastname@example.org Joe Longoria Council District 3, Post 1 678-242-2498 email@example.com Rick Mohrig locallifepublishing.com
Council District 3, Post 2 678-242-2496 firstname.lastname@example.org STAFF LISTINGS, by name Nakia Alston Building Permit Technician 678-242-2545 email@example.com Mark Aral Construction Inspector 678-242-2544 firstname.lastname@example.org Jason Baswell Battalion Chief, Training (Fire) 678-242-2570 email@example.com Wayne Boston Community Builder 678-242-2512 firstname.lastname@example.org Bill Bourn Battalion Chief (Fire) 678-242-2570 email@example.com Robert Buscemi City Architect 678-242-2607 firstname.lastname@example.org Jeanette Citta Public Safety Administrative Assistant 678-242-2570
email@example.com Jim Cregge Parks and Recreation Director 678-242-2489 firstname.lastname@example.org Christine Doss Executive Aide to the City Manager, Mayor and City Council 678-242-2492 email@example.com Robert Edgar Fire Chief 678-242-2570 firstname.lastname@example.org Brandy Edwards Revenue Coordinator 678-242-2511 email@example.com Danny Elliott Battalion Chief (Fire) 678-242-2570 firstname.lastname@example.org Matt Fallstrom Field Services Superintendent 678-242-2558 email@example.com Kathleen Field Community Development Director 678-242-2555 firstname.lastname@example.org Kathy Fies
Public Safety Records Clerk 678-242-2606 email@example.com David Frizzell IT Manager 678-242-2517 firstname.lastname@example.org Sudie Gordon City Clerk 678-242-2522 email@example.com Brian Hansford Chief Judge 678-242-2525 firstname.lastname@example.org Stacy Harp Receptionist 678-242-2500 email@example.com Bernadette Harvill Administrative Services Manager 678-242-2510 firstname.lastname@example.org Vince Hines Chief Building Official 678-242-2547 email@example.com John Huey Police Captain - Criminal Investigations Division 678-242-2570 firstname.lastname@example.org
678-242-2570 email@example.com Sarah LaDart Economic Development Manager 678-242-2534 firstname.lastname@example.org Chris Lagerbloom, City Manager 678-242-2488 email@example.com Brooke Lappin, Clerk of Court 678-242-2526 firstname.lastname@example.org Mark Law Environmental Engineer/Arborist 678-242-2552 email@example.com Sara Leaders Transportation Engineer/Planner 678-242-2559 firstname.lastname@example.org Wendy Lee Court Administrative Assistant 678-242-2525 email@example.com Carter Lucas, Public Works Director 678-242-2626 firstname.lastname@example.org Robyn MacDonald Zoning Manager 678-242-2540 email@example.com
Roth Hutcheson, Battalion Chief (Fire) 678-242-2570 firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Marietta, Fire Marshal 678-242-2604 email@example.com
Stacey Inglis, Finance Director 678-242-2508 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shawn McCarty Police Captain - Uniform Patrol Division 678-242-2570 email@example.com
Deidra Jones Code Enforcement Officer 678-242-2549 firstname.lastname@example.org Jamila Jones Fire Department Administrative Assistant 678-242-2541 email@example.com Angie Kapijimpanga, Citizen Responder 678-242-2562 firstname.lastname@example.org Steven Krokoff Chief of Police 68
Michele McIntosh-Ross Principal Planner (Long-Range Planning) 678-242-2538 email@example.com Honor Motes Revenue Technician 678-242-2507 firstname.lastname@example.org Roddy Motes Field Services Manager 678-242-2563 email@example.com
Jane Nicely School Crossing Guard firstname.lastname@example.org Nick Oâ€™Day GIS Manager 678-242-2515 email@example.com Liz Parrish , GIS Analyst 678-242-2515 firstname.lastname@example.org Jammie Peters Public Safety Records Clerk 678-242-2570 email@example.com Angela Rambeau Principal Planner (Plan Review, Sign Permits, Vairances) 678-242-2539 firstname.lastname@example.org Jimmy Sanders Plan Review Engineer 678-242-2543 email@example.com Dawn Serff, Receptionist 678-242-2500 firstname.lastname@example.org Rick Slay Building Plans Examiner 678-242-2582 email@example.com Mark Stephens, Deputy Chief (Fire) 678-242-2570 firstname.lastname@example.org Angela Thompson, Communications Manager 678-242-2530 email@example.com Sam Trager, Human Resources Director 678-242-2516 firstname.lastname@example.org Kim Trawick, Records Clerk 678-242-2528 email@example.com Dawn Troke, Accountant 678-242-2568 firstname.lastname@example.org Jason Wright Director of Innovation and Engagement 678-242-2523 email@example.com cityofmiltonga.us
White Columns Country Club ladies tennis teams participating in Spring 2015 ALTA Playoffs
Healthy Thinking Helps Your Game By Amy Pazahanick, Director of Tennis at White Columns Country Club
ing the goal you have in your mind’s eye. If it is a practice, this could mean visualizing yourself hitting clean, effortless shots, and moving freely in the way that you desire.
Before you have your next practice, match, or other competition, please remember these simple, healthy thinking habits: believe you can, be aware of your mental conversation, visualize your success, be persistent, block out the naysayers.
4.Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. You have to continually look for ways to win. If one thing did not work, look for another. There are multiple solutions to every problem! Strategic thinkers are much more likely to come away victorious. Do not fall into the trap of believing there is one way to solve a problem. You have to have the ability to keep trying new things, until something works.
1.“Whether you can or cannot, you’re right”. Most of us our aware of this but on a deeper level have a very hard time accepting this. You have get yourself to really, truly believe that you can do the thing that it is you wish to do. Most of us say we believe but there is still some level of doubt. For this to work, you have to mentally convince yourself of the result you would like to achieve
5.Block any and everything (and especially anyone) out that can impede upon your positive thinking. It is hard enough to achieve your goals or to win a match without someone saying that you cannot. So, if you encounter negatively, quickly get yourself away or excuse yourself from that conversation, television show, or whatever or whoever may be broadcasting negativity.
2.Be aware of your mental conversation. Sometimes we are completely unaware of the mental conversation that is going on in our heads. For you to achieve your desired result, you need to make sure the words you are speaking and thinking are in alignment! You cannot verbally say aloud, I think I can win, and then mentally on the inside be calling yourself a loser for missing a single volley.
Your mind is the most important tool you have in determining your success on and off of the court. We can only be as good or achieve as much as we believe that is possible for ourselves.
are very conscious of the foods that they put in their body before, during, and after practice or play, but are unconscious of the words and the mental conversation that is going on inside their heads.
3.Visualize your success. See and feel yourself achievlocallifepublishing.com
Amy is Director of Tennis at White Columns and Founder of Agape AcadAMY. agapeacadAMY.com whitecolumnscountryclub.com 69
VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS MILTON GROUPS Better Together • 678-242-2512 cityofmiltonga.us; 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 supportbff.org; 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 miltonbsa.org Troop/Pack 3000: troop3000.org Troop/Pack 1459: troop1459.org The Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating in citizenship and develops personal fitness. Two groups meet in Milton. Troop (Boy Scouts) and Pack (Cub Scouts) 3000 meet at Birming70
ham United Methodist Church, 15560 Birmingham Highway Milton, GA 30004, while Troop and Pack 1459 meet at St. Aiden’s Episcopal Church, 13560 Cogburn Road Milton, GA 30004. Cambridge Athletic Association cambridgebears.com/landing/index 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 canineassistants.org 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 crabapplecommunityassociation.org 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
georgiaphilharmonic.org; 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 gsgatl.org/Pages/default.aspx 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 gnfcc.com 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 habitat-ncg.org; Brings families and communities together with volunteers and resources to build decent, affordable housing for low-income families. cityofmiltonga.us
Hopewell Youth Association hopewellbaseball.org; 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 • miltonband.org 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 miltonbusinessalliance.com; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org cityofmiltonga.us; 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 MDAC@cityofmiltonga.us, cityofmiltonga.us Promotes the inclusion of persons of all abilities in every aspect of community life through education, advocacy and influence on public policy.
Milton-Windward Rotary Club 678-325-8050 • windwardrotary.com The City of Milton now has a Rotary Club to call its own. The former Windward Rotary Club looks forward to working with the City of Milton and the local schools in the upcoming months. Meetings are one hour on Mondays at noon for lunch at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 13560 Cogburn Road, Milton GA 30004. Northwestern Educational Foundation nmsfoundationonline.org; The mission is to partner with families and community to support our students in achieving excellence in education by providing the necessary capital improvements, technology and curriculum enhancements. Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) provides parents and families a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students: Birmingham Falls Elementary PTA school.fultonschools.org/es/birminghamfalls/Pages/PTA.aspx Cambridge High PTA school.fultonschools.org/hs/cambridge/ Pages/PTA.aspx Cogburn Woods Elementary • cwepta.com Summit Hill Elementary PTA • shepto.org Hopewell Middle PTA • hopewellmustangs.net/pta/index.htm Milton High PTA • miltonptsa.com Preserve Rural Milton preserveruralmilton.com Protect Milton • protectmilton.webs.com An all-volunteer organization dedicated to preserving, enhancing and protecting Milton and it’s community in the areas of environmental protection, fire and police, citizens in dire need and support of other Georgia non-profit organizations.
Milton Grows Green • 678-242-2509 MGG@cityofmiltonga.us cityofmiltonga.us; A citizens’ committee advocating responsibly managed growth by conserving and protecting resources while preserving Milton’s heritage and natural landscape for future generations.
Special Equestrians of Georgia 404-218-4008 specialequestriansofgeorgia.org The mission is to provide therapeutic riding for physically and mentally challenged children and adults. By using the natural walking gait of the horse, we can simulate the movement of a person when they are walking on healthy typical legs.
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Act Together Ministries actogetherministries.org A Christ-centered organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in distress while strengthening families and inspiring the next generation to serve. Adopt A Mom And Pop Ministry 404-759-7029 • adoptamomandpop.com Its mission is to inspire, encourage and nurture the elderly by forming ongoing companionship and reliable support within the community, assisted living and nursing home facilities. AFS Intercultural Programs 678-429-9347 • afsusa.org; 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 alpharetta.ga.us/recreation; 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 • alpharettadbc.org 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 alpharettaband.com 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 alpharetta.ga.us/index.php?p=92 Meets at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of varying months at the Senior Activity Center, 13450 Cogburn Road Milton, GA 30004. Lunch and social meeting is the third Tuesday of varying months.
Milton Garden Club meetup.com/The-Milton-Gardening-Meetup; 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.
miltoneaglesfootball.com Provides financial and emotional support for the Milton Eagles football program.
Alpharetta Historical Society 770-475-4663 • alpharettahistoricalsociety.org 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 • arnewcomers.org Promotes a friendly transition to Alpharetta, Roswell and the surrounding 71
areas and highlights the many cultural, social and civic benefits of living here. Alpharetta Rotary Club • alpharettarotary.org 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 • legion201.org Founded in 1946, Post 201 occupies 13 acres and exists to serve the country’s war veterans. It is home to a memorial that pays tribute to U.S. veterans, family and friends through a walkway of almost 8,000 bricks inscribed with the names of Georgians who served in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. American Legion Post 319 770-992-7744 • legion319.tripod.com 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 lungusa.org/associations/states/georgia 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 • email@example.com 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. VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS
Belize Community Development Programs 770-662-0966 • belizecdp.org 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 • bnisoutheast.com Provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment to exchange quality business referrals. BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world. 72
Cats In The Cradle• 678-910-6579 catsinthecradlerescue.org; Dedicated to the rescue, care and placement of feral, stray and special needs cats and kittens. Chattahoochee Republican Women’s Club 770-596-4773 • firstname.lastname@example.org chattahoochee-rwc.org; 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 • cdakids.org; 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 • childrenwithoutavoiceusa.org 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 childrenscharitiesga.org; 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 • childrn.org 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 • cacadopt.petfinder.com 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 • creativetherapyinc.com 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 • crossroadscareer.org 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 • georgia.cff.org 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 marthastewartbulloch.georgiastatedar.org Martha Stewart Bulloch Chapter is active locally, regionally and nationally, committed to community service, and support of veterans and active troops, in events promoting patriotism and preservation of America’s history. Dog Hikers of Georgia • 770-992-2362 Meets at 10 a.m. on Sundays for a moderate hike in various locations. The Drake House 770-587-4712 • thedrakehouse.org 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 dreampowertherapy.org; 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 • dudesndarlins.com email@example.com Dances are 8 p.m. the third and fourth Friday of each month at Mountain View Community Center in Marietta. Dances are mainstream with announced plus lines and mixers between tips. Family Haven 440-250-2773 • familyhaven.org 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 • findawayhome.org 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 • fostercares.org Our donation center gives free clothes, toys and safe infant equipment to foster cityofmiltonga.us
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 • accessandequity.org 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 • fodac.org 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 • fotal.org 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.
munities, and to rebuild the breech with families of domestic violence.
distribute a quarterly newsletter to more than 5,000 men through our web site.
Hospice Advantage 770-218-1997 • hospiceadvantage.net A Medicare, Medicaid Certified program providing superior end-of-life care services started to better serve the needs of terminally ill patients in the US.
Mentor Me North Georgia 678-341-8028 • info@mentormenorthga. org • mentormenorthga.org; Our mission is to serve at risk children and youth, in need of positive role models, to help grow into healthy and productive adult members of our society and community.
Jennie Marie Thomas Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 • rumcjobnetworking.com Assists in resume writing, networking and interviewing skills. Meets the second and fourth Monday at 5:45 p.m., Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd. Roswell, GA 30075.
Georgia Regional Girls Choir • grgc.org 678-836-5030 • email@example.com A non-profit, non-denominational group dedicated to developing choral skills and producing professional quality music performances. For girls in the fourth through 12th grades.
Junior League of North Fulton 770-814-4345 • jlgnf.org; An organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
German Shepherd Dog Rescue Group 404-431-6107 • gashepherd.org; Funded entirely by donations, we find forever homes for German Shepherd dogs in need, placing over 200 dogs since 2004.
Latin American Association 404-638-1800 • thelaa.org; Its mission is to help Latino individuals and families achieve their aspirations for academic, social and economic advancement.
GROW Wildlife, Inc. 770-442-1400 • growwildlife.org To encourage wildlife conservation by promoting and providing professional veterinary care, education and humane treatment of wildlife injured or disadvantaged by human activity.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society lls.org/ • The world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. LLS’s mission: cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Homestretch 770-642-9185 • homestretch.org 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 comlocallifepublishing.com
The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra 770-623-8623 • firstname.lastname@example.org • ludwigsymphony.org; Offers opportunities for qualified musicians and soloists to perform locally at the highest level. Manna Scholarship Fund, Inc. 678-480-4275 x107 • mannafund.org 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• menshealthandwellness.org We sponsor a Men’s Health EXPO and a run/walk to defeat prostate cancer. We
Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra 770-972-7388 • email@example.com mysoatlanta.com• A community-based youth orchestra founded to give young students an opportunity to continue musical education and a chance to perform in public. Middle East Bible Outreach 678-339-0296 • middleeastbibleoutreach.org Our ministry focus includes: the equipping of lay and church leaders for Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Sudan, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon; the development of much needed Arabic language resources for the region; and community relief and development mainly in Lebanon, Sudan and Iraq. Muscular Dystrophy Association 770-621-9800 • mda.org; 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 • nami.org; America’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.
H.E.R.O. for Children, Inc. 404-236-7411 • heroforchildren.org A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of children infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS.
Metropolitan Ballet Theatre 678-297-2800 • firstname.lastname@example.org • metropolitanballet.org 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.
The National Christian Foundation 404-252-0100 • nationalchristian.com 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 • kidney.org A non-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to serving Georgians who are affected by kidney or urinary tract disease. 73
New Neighbors League Club 770-993-7886; Open to new residents who contact them within one year of relocating to the area. North Fulton Community Charities 770-640-0399 • nfcchelp.org 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 • fultondems.org 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 • email@example.com Our purpose is to serve children and adults with “Special Needs” and to serve their families. North Fulton Rotary • northfultonrotary. org; Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide.
Overeaters Anonymous • 404-6343314; Confronting eating disorders through a 12-step program. oa.org
Sons of the American RevolutionPiedmont Chapter • piedmontsar.com The leading male lineage society that perpetuates the ideals of the war for independence. As a historical, educational, and patriotic non-profit corporation, we seek to maintain and expand the meaning of patriotism, respect for our national symbols, the value of American citizenship and the unifying force of “e pluribus unum.” Senior Services North Fulton 770-993-1906 • ssnorthfulton.org A human services organization that provides case management, transportation, meals on wheels, homemaker services and referral services. SEWA International Atlanta • sewausa.org; A charity organization entirely run by dedicated volunteers from all sections of the community working together to serve humanity. STAR House Foundation • 678-3064600; firstname.lastname@example.org starhousefoundation.org; Seeks to support at-risk children by providing a nurturing environment with schoolbased activities, frequent communications with teachers, parents, school and community. United Way of Atlanta 404-614-1000 • unitedwayatlanta.org Engages all segments of our community to drive sustainable change in education, income, health and homelessness while continuing to address urgent and basic human care.
Parent to Parent of Georgia 800-229-2038 • p2pga.org Provides one of the most meaningful sources of support -- another parent or family member who has experience living with a disability.
Veterans Alliance Honor Guard veteransalliancehonorguard.com The mission is to perform military funerals with full honors for any deceased veteran of Forsyth, Dawson, Lumpkin, North Fulton or Hall counties.
Pi Beta Phi Atlanta Alumnae Club email@example.com pibetaphi.org/pibetaphi/atlantaac/ The Atlanta Alumnae Club focuses on socializing, philanthropy and promoting the values of Pi Beta Phi in all aspects of our lives.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Sanctuary of Ellijay • 706-276-2980 • wildlife@ellijay. com; thewildlifesanctuary.com; Our mission is to advance the conservation of indigenous species and their habitats through wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, release and public education.
SafeRide America 404-888-0887 • saferideamerica.org Serves public safety by providing proactive transportation solutions to help eliminate the two most common excuses given by impaired drivers: money and having their car with them.
The Young Democrats of North Fulton firstname.lastname@example.org atlantayoungdems.org; The official Fulton County chapter includes members from all of Fulton County. However, we encourage the participation of local young Democrats from all counties in Georgia.
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Milton Resident Looks Internationally to Help Clients By David Kirkup
A Milton resident helps Atlanta companies find their business funding in London. David Kirkup, an English native, has lived in Milton for more than twenty years, and works as CFO Consultant for Atlanta growth companies. He has worked with more than thirty companies over the last ten years, helping them grow profits and value. Frustrated by the options available to his clients who wanted more cash to help grow their business, he decided to look internationally. “Most business owners have put a lot of sweat and tears into their companies, and they don’t want to give up majority control,” says Kirkup. “The US IPO market is too big, too complex and too expensive, so there’s a real gap for growth companies.” Across the pond, the London Stock Exchange created the Alternative Investment Market in 1995, to fund growing UK and International companies. Virtually unknown in the US – there are only 50 US companies listed on the AIM – Kirkup has become something of a US expert in the process of doing a London IPO. In 2014, he helped Alpharetta client, ClearStar, through a London listing, raising $16 million for the growing locallifepublishing.com
software company. He was recently back in London with a Mortgage company raising $100 million. “There were plenty of naysayers over here when I spoke about my mortgage company, but the interest from London has been intense.” Kirkup said. Becoming a public company is not without costs. There is the process of due diligence and documentation that can take 3 months or so and ongoing reporting costs. But the benefits can be significant. The company creates instant awareness and credibility, it has access to growth capital, and its stock can help fund acquisitions. Once a US company successfully lists on the London AIM, it involves a commitment to visiting London several times a year, but it also opens up access to international markets and talent. Companies as small as $20 million in revenue can consider the AIM, if they can show growth, good management and a good story. About David Kirkup: David has had a long financial career which began in London with Reuters and is a Partner with B2B CFOTM . He has lived in Milton for more than 20 years with wife Kim and three children. email@example.com. 75
Calendar of Events May June 12
Milton High School Chorus Spring Concert, 7:30 PM, Milton High School Auditorium
Cambridge High School Spring Play, 7:00 PM, Cambridge High School Cirque Avontuur, 7:30 PM, Milton High School Theater
North Fulton Golden Games all month! cityofmiltonga.us
Cirque Avontuur, 7:30 PM, Milton High School Theater Milton Hometown Jubilee, 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Springtime in Milton means signature dishes, local cocktails, shopping and entertainment! Historic Downtown Crabapple at the new Broadwell Pavilion, Cityofmiltonga.us
Cambridge High School Spring Play, 2:00 PM, Cambridge High School
City Council Meeting, 6:00 PM, Milton City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107, cityofmiltonga.us, 678.242.2500 Better Together Meeting, 6:00 PM, Bethwell Community Center, 2695 Hopewell Road, cityofmiltonga.us, 678.242.2500
Cirque Avontuur, 7:30 PM, Milton High School Theater
Grand opening on Cashin’s Sculpture Garden, 1pm-4pm, phase I. Walk the Sculpture Trail, meet the artists, observe artist demonstrations, FREE. Chukkar Far, 1140 Liberty Grove Road, 30004. chukkarfarmpoloclub.com
City Council Work Session Meeting, 6:00 PM, Milton City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107, cityofmiltonga.us, 678.242.2500 76
Home-grown food trucks, fresh local produce, and community-based musical entertainment, Broadwell Pavilion in Crabapple, 678.242.2533
Milton Disability Awareness Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Milton City Hall Milton Orchestra Spring Concert, 7:00 PM, Milton High School Auditorium
Milton High School Band Spring Concert, 7:30 PM, Milton High School Auditorium Milton Grows Green Meeting, 6:30 PM, Milton City Hall
TGIF Concert Series at Chukkar Farm, 8p-10p, Join them for some Satin Alley Jazz at Chukkar Farm, 1140 Liberty Grove Rd. atlantaplaysitforward.org.
City Council Meeting, 6:00 PM, Milton City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107, cityofmiltonga.us, 678.242.2500
Milton Market, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Home-grown food trucks, fresh local produce, and community-based musical entertainment, Broadwell Pavilion in Crabapple, 678.242.2533 Mudcat, 8:30pm, join local Blues musician Daniel “Mudcat” Dudec for a night to remember at Matilda’s Under the Pines, 377 South Main Street, firstname.lastname@example.org, 770-7547831.
Memorial Day special event and ceremony at Freedom Park, 10am, cityofmiltonga.us
Art in the Park by Gallery 35, 9am – 4pm. Outdoor artist market; located at Old Milton Park, 35 Milton Avenue. Facebook. com/alpharettaartinthepark. Milton Market, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM,
City Council Meeting, 6:00 PM, Milton City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107, cityofmiltonga.us, 678.242.2500
Home by Dark Concert Series at Chukkar Farm, 8pm – meet your friends to listen to the beautiful sounds of Tony Arata and Marcia Ramirez, 1140 Liberty Grove Road, 30004; homebydark.com
Bulky Trash Amnesty Day, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, cityofmiltonga.us Milton Market, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Home-grown food trucks, fresh local produce, and community-based musical entertainment, Broadwell Pavilion in Crabapple, 678.242.2533 Movies on Broadwell - 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Broadwell Road (following Milton Farmer’s Market & Food Trucks)
15th annual Rescue Fair and Pet Adoptions, 12pm – 5. Rain or shine, come to Wills Park to pick from over 50 pet recues and humane societies for dogs, kittens, horses, rabbits and more! animalrescuefair.org.
Milton Market, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Home-grown food trucks, fresh local produce, and community-based musical entertainment, Broadwell Pavilion in Crabapple, 678.242.2533 Serv Dinner in the Garden at Milton’s Cuisine; music by mr Blue Sky, 6pm - 9pm, 4 course garden dinner $100 pp, cityofmiltonga.us
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City Council Meeting, 6:00 PM, Milton City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107, cityofmiltonga.us, 678.242.2500 Better Together Meeting, 6:00 PM, Bethwell Community Center, 2695 Hopewell Road, cityofmiltonga.us, 678.242.2500
World’s Hoppiest 5K, Craft Beer Festival 6pm – 11;30pm. 5K Race at 8pm; 2-3 live bands, craft beers from across the US; food provided by Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub; worldshoppiest5k.com; email@example.com Milton Market, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Home-grown food trucks, fresh local produce, and community-based musical entertainment, Broadwell Pavilion in Crabapple, 678.242.2533
Milton Market, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Home-grown food trucks, fresh local produce, and community-based musical entertainment, Broadwell Pavilion in Crabapple, 678.242.2533 locallifepublishing.com
Annual 4th of July Parade, 10:00 AM, Downtown Crabapple, Starts at the corner of McFarlin and Parkstead Lane. Ends behind Olde Blind Dog, crabapplecommunityassociation.org
entertainment, Broadwell Pavilion in Crabapple, 678.242.2533 Movies on Broadwell - 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Broadwell Road (following Milton Farmer’s Market & Food Trucks)
Better Together Meeting, 6:00 PM, Bethwell Community Center, 2695 Hopewell Road, cityofmiltonga.us, 678.242.2500
City Council Meeting, 6:00 PM, Milton City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107, cityofmiltonga.us, 678.242.2500
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting, 11:30 AM, Milton City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107, cityofmiltonga.us, 678.242.2500
Milton Disability Awareness Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Milton City Hall, 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107, cityofmiltonga.us, 678.242.2500
Milton Grows Green Meeting, 6:30 PM, Milton City Hall
Milton Market, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Home-grown food trucks, fresh local produce, and community-based musical
Milton Market, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Home-grown food trucks, fresh local produce, and community-based musical entertainment, Broadwell Pavilion in Crabapple, 678.242.2533
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Milton Magazine & Newcomer's Guide is published quarterly on behalf of the City of Milton, Georgia by Local Life Publishing, LLC. It's full...