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Milton FREE TO A GOOD HOME

FALL 2016 VOL. 3, ISSUE 3

A LOCAL LIFE PUBLICATION

L I V E • W O R K • S H O P • E AT • P L AY • P R AY LO C A L LY

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Fall Planting/Landscape

Calendar of Events Restaurant Guide Real Estate Market Update

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THERE’S ONE THING WORSE THAN KNOWING YOU HAVE LUNG CANCER. NOT KNOWING.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death because often there are no symptoms until it has spread. The good news is a lung cancer screening can help detect it early when there are more treatment options. Northside Hospital Cancer Institute offers a low dose CT screening if you’re 55 – 77 years old and a current or previous smoker. It’s quick and easy and could save your life. For information call 404-531-4444 or visit northside.com/lung

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

PUBLISHER’S LETTER P6 CRABAPPLE FEST P8 FALL PLANTINGS/LANDSCAPE P10 SOME MEN FEAR DOCS P12 ART OF LIVING STUDIOS P14 RESTAURANT GUIDE P16 RUTH’S CHRIS REVEALS HISTORY P18 THE DISH ON FISH P19 WHERE TO GOLF? P20

LYMPHATIC SYSTEM P22 REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE P24 FLEAS! MILTON PETS P25 MILTON LITERARY FESTIVAL P26 LOCAL INDIE ARTIST P26 CALENDAR OF EVENTS P28 WHITETAIL BICYCLES P29 PRAY LOCALLY P30

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hello. WE CAN’T BEAT FALL IN MILTON. ROLLING HILLS, WINDING ROADS, PASTURES AND WOODED AREAS--THE COLORS OF THE SEASON JUMP OUT AT US AT EVERY TURN. Milton is loaded with activities in September, October and November. Crabapple Fest kicks off on October 1st--- the city’s biggest (and arguably the area’s best!) outdoor artist festival from 10am to 5pm is loaded with activities, food, fun, shopping and unique experiences for you, your friends and families. Milton’s second annual “Milton Literary Festival” will be on November 11th and 12th. Learn more on page 26. Our regular, reader-favorite features are included, of course: local restaurant guide (p16), real estate market update (p24), houses of worship (p30), and our calendar of events (p28). And help us welcome a new local business to Milton/Crabapple: Whitetail Bicycles! Read more about them and their combined bicycle/coffee shop at “5 points” on page 29. Please let us know your thoughts, ideas, suggestions and corrections! We are local, too, and we want to make Milton Magazine YOUR magazine. So, we want to hear from you. Live locally, Warm Regards,

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MILTON MAGAZINE is published quarterly by Local Life Publishing, LLC. 980 Birmingham Road, 501-286, Milton, GA 404-606-0797 • locallifepublishing.com regina@locallifepublishing.com PRESIDENT Chris Smith VICE-PRESIDENT / PUBLISHER Regina Gulick PUBLISHER/Milton & Alpharetta Ray Goodwin ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Sarah Mabal LOCAL WRITER Claire Murphy, Jordana Klein COLUMNISTS Eileen Wrobleski, Dr. Daniel Sasha, Kevin Alpha, Luca Gianturco CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Ashley Blencoe Blencoe & Co. Photographic Arts Milton Magazine is published quarterly by Local Life Publishing, LLC. The opinions expressed by writers and advertisers are not necessarily those of the publishers. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without prior consent of the publisher. Sharing articles on social media from our digital publication is permitted and encouraged. Subscriptions are available for $12 per year. OWN A LOCAL BUSINESS?? INTERESTED IN PARTNERING WITH MILTON MAGAZINE? Contact Publisher Ray Goodwin at 352-222.4005. He can show you a variety of ways in which you can position your business and your brand in order to drive more sales and traffic. Ray@locallifepublishing.com WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU!

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CRABAPPLE FEST

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FALL IS HERE, which means crisp air, changing leaves, football and festivals! Bring your neighbors and friends to the Crabapple Community Association’s and the City of Milton’s largest festival,CRABAPPLE FEST 2016!

If you are an artist or antiques dealer who would like to join as vendor? Contact Crabapple Community Association at crabapplecommunity@gmail.com. Jewelry vendors spot have already been filled.

Crabapple Fest 2016 brings antique vendors, local artists and merchants from all over the southeast with unique wares to downtown Crabapple. There will also be loads of children’s rides and games, great local food, and even a huge television screen so no one misses college football!

If your community group would like to have a booth, you would like to be a sponsor, volunteer, or need more information, please contact Courtney Spriggs at (678) 242-2533 or courtney.spriggs@cityofmiltonga.us.

This year the event falls on October 1st, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in historic downtown Crabapple. This massive destination festival featuring local arts and antiques is a “must do” attraction for everyone in North Georgia. Spend the day exploring Downtown Crabapple, shopping for one-of-a-kind items, and enjoying all Milton has to offer.

To talk about the festival, ask questions or spread the word, use #crabapplefest on Facebook and Twitter. DIRECTIONS Parking is free. Shuttles will be available all day from Crabapple Crossing Elementary School, Milton High School and Crabapple Baptist Church. Click here for directions to Crabapple Fest, located in the heart of downtown Milton at 12650 Crabapple Road.

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GRAB THE KIDS AND TAKE A HAYRIDE THIS FALL! SCOTTSDALEFARMS.COM

COLORFUL FALL PLANTINGS

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AFTER THE LONG, HOT SUMMER what a pleasure it is to enjoy the cool crisp Fall temperatures along with beautiful hues of red, orange and gold. Fall is a great time to install your trees, shrubs and perennials since the cooler weather allows new plants to establish more easily plus the water requirements are less. In the fall, plants direct energy to growing strong roots resulting in plants that will better withstand a potential heat wave next summer. Your local garden center should be able to provide you with a wide selection of plants for the season, along with advice on how to install and care for them. It is gratifying to install your own plants and watch them grow and thrive, but for those of you who would prefer to have others do it for you, your local garden center can provide this service. With crisp weather and blue fall skies, it’s a fun time of the year to be outdoors with your family. A trip to certain garden

centers can be a great time not only to look at plants, but also to enjoy browsing around the pumpkin patch and watching the large trees change colors. Aside from orange jack-o-lanterns, pumpkins big and small, smooth or bumpy, are grown in a variety of shapes and colors, such as blue, white, striped, buckskin, pink, green or black. After selecting your pumpkins and fall decorations at the nursery, stay and relax on a hay ride, see the farm animals and enjoy some of your favorite Fall food, drinks and music. As fun as the fall season is, we eagerly anticipate the next season, which is our favorite of all, our beloved Christmas season. More about this magical time of year in the next issue. Luca Gianturco Owner, Scottsdale Farms Garden Center

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SOME MEN still fear the doctor

By Dr. Daniel Shasha Northside Hospital Cancer Institute•Radiation Oncology Program Medical Director

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Importance of regular check-ups and screenings CHANCES ARE YOU know a man who refuses to see a doctor. Most men don’t make an appointment until they’re sick, often skipping preventive care. But the consequences of ignoring their health could be very harmful. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, affecting one out of every six men, and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men, according to the American Cancer Society. Prostate cancer is increasingly common as men age and is more often found in younger African Americans and in men with family history of prostate cancer. As a result, prostate cancer screening is especially important for men who have urinary symptoms, who are African American, or who have a family member with prostate cancer. When it comes to screening, just one blood draw takes care of many of your important screenings, including, the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) measurement which is a very sensitive screening tool to detect prostate cancer. Blood sugar and cholesterol can be checked with the same single tube of blood at the same time, too. A rectal exam at your checkup may also help identify prostate abnormalities. Identifying Treatment Options

Every case of prostate cancer is different and treatment recommendations will vary depending upon patients’ age and health, stage of their disease, success rates and side effects of each treatment, and patient preferences. Seeing both a radiation oncologist and urologist will best ensure that all treatment options are comprehensively discussed by experts in their fields. Because prostate cancer is generally slow growing it is very important that patients take as much time as needed to see all both specialists and to learn as much as possible about all options so that they can make the decision best for them and their loved ones. The good news is that early detection and more effective treatments with radiation therapy or surgery have resulted in more cures and fewer side-effects. Early detection with PSA testing more frequently discovers cancers early when they are very small and slow growing, for whom active-surveillance without treatment is frequently recommended. For those who require treatment, new sophisticated precision radiation treatments offer patients the ability to be cured with minimal or no effects on urination with some of the highest chances of preserving sexual function. Other options including robotic prostatectomy, freezing with cryosurgery, and heating with focal ultrasound treatments also will be discussed by our team of experts. To determine your risks for developing prostate cancer and to learn more about your treatment options, call 404-531-4444 or visit www.northside.com/cancerinstitute.

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Ruth's Chris Reveals History

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RUTH CHRIS...YOU MAY KNOW HER by name, or feel the name may ring a bell. Perhaps you have ventured to her restaurant, Ruth’s Chris, and have fond memories of your tender steak, savory potatoes and hearty vegetables. The Alpharetta location established their franchise in 1986 and moved to this current location in the early 2000s.

By hosting their second annual Open House in August, the staff at Ruth’s Chris invited 250 guests to tour the space, envision the options for future events, and indulge in a lunch buffet and open bar along with local vendor stations. Friends, regular visitors, and businesses attended the afternoon and experienced the versatility of the space.

Shannon Penn, general manager of the Ruth’s Chris on Haynes Bridge in Alpharetta, plans to keep Ruth’s values alive and even displays a framed portrait of Ruth at a young age in her horse stables over the exquisite areas of the Paddock Room. Each room of the location derive from an equestrian theme, and the decor of the restaurant relates back to this idea, as horses were one of Ruth’s passions.

Whether a teen desires a sweet gathering with her closest friends or a newly-engaged couple plans to celebrate, the space resembles that of a functional hotel. Upstairs, the corporate support team’s offices can be found, with everyone from Human Resources to Public Relations personnel working together. Also found upstairs is a large ballroom, which can accommodate up to 150 guests, or 60 on either side of the retractable wall. Chefs work behind the scenes to prepare a meal to match the evening while the available portable bars, buffets and dance floors fit each reception area to prom venue . Downstairs, the Coach, Paddock, Hunt, Carriage and Wine Cellar Room, containing over 9,000 bottles, function as areas for weeknight dinners to corporate meetings, with projectors available at any time.

“We still hold ourselves to that standard of treating all guests and employees with her respect and values in mind, and we love what she stood for,” Penn said. All of the original owners of the franchise knew Ruth personally and had the mindset of upholding the same values from the founding in 1965 in mind from the start. To this day, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse produces endless options for its guests, whether it be in the variety of their food or the flexibility of their space. Each space has its own personality, and the restaurant can accommodate everything from large functions in their upstairs ballroom to parties of 15 visitors for a corporate evening.

The rustic atmosphere of Ruth’s Chris enables the team to produce this Open House to reconnect with their guests before the rush of the holiday season. “It was a great excuse to throw a party and a big thank-you to our current and future guests,” Penn said.

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The DISH on FISH

A general rule of thumb is 10 minutes per inch of thickness at the thickest part of the fish at 425 degrees whether in the oven, on the stove top or on the grill. There are some exceptions but simply test with a fork to see if the fish flakes in the middle. And keep in mind that it cooks a bit more on the way to the table. Another reason people don’t buy fish is that they don’t know good fish from bad. The first rule is if you can smell the seafood department when you enter the grocery store, STAY AWAY. If you are buying whole fish, make sure it has clear eyes, red gills and tight skin that bounces back when you touch it. If you are buying fish that is already cut, ask the fishmonger if you can smell it – it should smell like seawater – clean and briny. If he doesn’t want to hold it up for you to smell, he might have something to hide. Get to know your fishmonger and let them help you become an educated buyer. A good fishmonger should be able to tell you everything you need to know about your fish and how to cook it. Find someone whose name is on the door and whose reputation is at stake.

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WHERE TO GOLF? GOLF CLUB OF GEORGIA • 1 Golf Club Dr., 30005 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.”

CROOKED CREEK GOLF CLUB• 3430 Highway 9 N, 30004• thecrookedcreekclub.com• Crooked Creek Club’s 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. TROPHY CLUB OF ATLANTA• 15135 Hopewell Rd., 30004 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. MILTON COUNTRY CLUB• 1785 Dinsmore Rd,

30004•miltoncountryclub.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.

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ECHELON GOLF CLUB• 501 Founders Dr., 30004 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.

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ATLANTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB• 350 Tournament Players Dr., 30004•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 & COUNTRY CLUB• 15951 Manor

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GOOD NEWS! Over the past 12-months home prices are up in Milton; however, inventories are low--which often leads to multiple-offer situations. The mortgage pre-approval process is beneficial, if not crucial, for both buyers and sellers in today’s market, especially when negotiating multiple offers. According to Chuck Walden, Sr. Loan Consultant with Silverton Mortgage in Atlanta, “With today’s volatile lending environment, it’s important for home buyers to get full loan approval, which clearly defines all contingencies that pertain to each unique home buyer’s scenario prior to spending any time looking at new homes with an agent.” A preapproval letter is critically different from a mere prequalification in that the latter can be issued simply based on information a prospective buyer verbally conveys to the lender.” Preapproval allows the lender to review the buyers credit, verify income and assets, and in most cases the file is reviewed by an underwriter.” For a seller, a buyer who presents an offer with a preapproval letter can be more confident that the buyer will make it to closing. And closing makes everyone involved Happy!

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FLEA’VE ME ALONE! BY KEVEN ALPHA Kennel Master Crabapple Beds & Bones

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AS SUMMER WINDS down and the cooler temperatures of Fall slide in, be sure to stay vigilant with your pet’s health. Truthfully, warm temperatures can remain into November here in Milton, so now is NOT the time to go slack on flea prevention. I often year, “I have NEVER had a flea problem!” However, “Never say never.” It will get us every time. The fact is you have always had fleas in your environment, but they have never become a problem. If you have squirrels and other wildlife living around your house, then you have fleas. Hopefully this article will give some insight on where these pests come from how they live and the best ways to assure that you have a flea free rest of the year. Here are a few flea facts. One flea found on you or your pet only represents one percent of the problem. The other ninety-nine percent are the eggs and larvae that are developing in and around your home. One adult flea can lay between twenty and fifty eggs per day, or up to one thousand eggs in a month, WOW!! This creates a difficult task to conquer the army of fleas that may be heading your way. Fleas like cooler moist places. The same types of areas your pet likes when outdoors in the summer. Tall grass, pine straw beds and mulched areas, places under your decks where cool dirt can be found. These areas are where the fleas will generally lay those

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thousand eggs per month. If you have 20 adult fleas on your pet or in your environment that means up to twenty thousand new fleas could be coming. Boy these guys are prolific aren’t they!! The most common flea is the cat flea which infests dogs and cats. In our Georgia climate we rarely get the freezing temperatures we need for extended periods to kill the flea, eggs and larvae which can lay dormant for months. Keeping your pet on the modern topicals and systemic products is a great start in battling the fleas. Your pet must stay on these products year-round to avoid an, “Oh No,” period. Missing just a few weeks or months in the fall can set you up for the summer you do not want. Also using granular products such as Dursban in beds around home and other areas previously mentioned can really help control and destroy the life cycle of the flea. Always read labels carefully to ensure that what you put out is safe for you and your pet. There are also many supplements that people swear by, like brewers yeast and garlic, that may aid in the fight against these external parasites. Always check with your veterinarian before using any supplement. Hopefully this will aid in your having a flea free rest of 2016 so you don’t get caught saying FLEAve me alone. KA

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MILTON LITERARY FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 11 & 12, 2016

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Discusses His TV Show, Prince and Free Spirit

JACQUES JOHNSON (pronounced: jhock Johnson) attended Crabapple Crossing, Northwestern middle and graduated from Milton High. He is a 19-year-old college student, who owns his own entertainment company, has toured with major artists, and has just landed a TV show about making hip hop as a clean image suburban teen. Johnson has been making big moves independently with his provoking and original melodic sound of music. He recently opened for Hot 107.9’s Birthday Bash Block Party, and inked his own television show, WHO IS JACQUES JOHNSON. Along with JTB Productions and Digiglobal Media, this show is set to be a huge success. He is passionate about reaching and inspiring his fans through his incredible singles which nourish the soul, fills the spirit, and keeps the body alive for the love of music Jacques Johnson’s TV show will feature his indie movement and his camp members who are interesting in their own way. We will get a taste of Rich Kids Hollywood meets hip hop. Not only is Jacques Johnson interesting, but his entire North Georgia suburban squad, Brialise, Zach, Nick, Kayla, Bryan, Kia, Quincy and various colorful promoters, security, and consultants will all be household favorites. He named his first ground breaking indie project New Jerusalem. Jacques Johnson’s sophomore indie album is on the way. It’s called Free Spirit and we can only imagine the uniqueness and real music that awaits us and the craze this show will create. Jacques Johnson states he named his upcoming album Free Spirit because of his connection with his deceased sister. When asked about Prince, Jacques expressed his devastation for the passing of the legendary Musician, not only because his father had made him a fan, but he had a special attachment after having received a parcel from his camp last year. When Jacques released his independent freshman album, “New Jerusalem”, his incredible talent became so evident that everyone recognized him as a particular type of artist. Even, the press nicknamed him “any genre” because the album gave a little something for everyone. jacquesjohnson.com

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BETTER TOGETHER, the City of Milton’s volunteer citizen committee, brought to the community in 2015 the first annual Milton Literary Festival. By all accounts, this first effort was very successful hosting some 25 authors. Plans are now essentially set for the second annual festival scheduled for November 11 and 12, 2016. A special “Words and Wine” festival kick-off event will be held at Wilbur & Rudy’s Farmtable featuring Cassandra King, wellknown author and the wife of the late Pat Conroy. There will be a $15 fee for those who choose to participate in the wine tasting. All other events for the entire festival will be free. The festival will move into full gear on Saturday, November 12, when best-selling author Lynn Cullen opens the festival as the keynote speaker. Afterwards, some 27 well-known area authors will be participating in panels on fiction, non-fiction, suspense, workshops and other sessions during the day. A children’s book trail will be one of the unique highlights of the festival. Families will enjoy reading Lola Schaefer’s delightful “Because of an Acorn” as they walk through the woods next to the Milton Library towards a magnificent oak tree. Watch for more information about the trail which will open in the fall as a preview to the festival. There will also be a “Box Lunch with the Chef” event hosted by three cookbook authors where attendees will have the opportunity to feast on good food and good stories. A first of its kind “Book Club Hookup” is being planned for the afternoon. Here, area authors and book clubs are encouraged to register and participate in a lively afternoon of conversation and book love. Book clubs will have the opportunity to get know new authors and be able to arrange book club visits. It is anticipated that over 30 book clubs will be participating in this activity. All festival activities on November 12 will be held at the Alpharetta Municipal Center (12624 Broadwell Road, Alpharetta, GA) and at the new Milton Library (855 Mayfield Road, Milton, GA). For more information, visit the festival’s website at www.miltonliteraryfestival.com. If there are questions, please contact Milton’s Community Builder Wayne Boston at 678-242-2512 or wayne.boston@cityofmiltonga. us.

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CALENDAR

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SEPTEMBER • OCTOBER • NOVEMBER

WHAT’S HAPPENING? SEPTEMBER 9/5

Happy Labor Day. City Hall Closed.

9/11

Remember 9/11 special event at Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails. miltonscuisine.com “Patriot Day Chowdown!”

9/12

Better Together Meeting, 6:30 PM. Bethwell Community Center, 2695 Hopewell Road, cityofmiltonga.us, 678.242.2500.

9/13

¨Stop the Bleed¨, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. "Stop the Bleed" is a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives. City Hall, Room 107-E, Council Chambers, cityofmiltonga. us, 678.242.2500.

OCTOBER 10/1

Crabapple Fest, 10 AM - 5 PM. in historic downtown Crabapple, the City of Milton and Crabapple Community Association (CCA) bring you Crabapple Fest, a massive destination festival featuring local arts and antiques. Courtney Spriggs at (678) 242-2533 or courtney.spriggs@ cityofmiltonga.us.

10/12

PRIDE Teen Driving Safety Class, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. For more information call 800-342-9819 or 678-413-4281 or please visit our Web site at www.ridesafegeorgia.org.

10/19

Milton Disability Awareness Committee Meeting, 7 PM. City Hall, Room 107-A, Executive Conference Room, cityofmiltonga.us, 678.242.2500.

10/22

Carvin´ in Crabapple, 2 PM - 5 PM. BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin) and meet us at Broadwell Pavilion (12615 Broadwell Road). 678-242-2533 or by e-mail at courtney.spriggs@cityofmiltonga. us.

NOVEMBER 11/5

Car Seat Safety Check, 10 AM - 4 PM. City Hall (13000 Deerfield Parkway, Suite 107F). To schedule an appointment, please call 678-242-2527 or email pdinfo@cityofmiltonga.us.

11/6

Fall Mini-Shoots All info & booking online at www.BlencoeAndCo.com

on the City of Milton at three local coffee shops: Courtney Spriggs at Courtney. spriggs@cityofmiltonga.us. City Hall Closed for Holiday

11/12

Bulky Trash Amnesty Day, 8 AM - Noon. Roswell Public Works, 1810 Hembree Road. 678.242.2509. Milton Literary Festival, 10 AM - 4 PM. Crabapple Government Center, 12624 Broadwell Road. ; Milton Public Library, 855 Mayfield Rd. miltonliteraryfestival.weebly.com.

11/14

Better Together Meeting, 6:30 PM. Bethwell Community Center, 2695 Hopewell Road, cityofmiltonga.us, 678.242.2500.

11/24 - 25

City Hall Closed for Thanksgiving Day.

11/26

Milton Tree Lighting, 6 PM. Highway 9 at Webb Road.

11/27

Santa Portraits In-Studio 12-4pm All info & booking online at BlencoeAndCo.com

11/11

Veteran´s Day Coffee, 7 AM - 9 AM. We invite all veterans for a cup of coffee

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By Jordana Klein

Whitetail Bicycles Bringing Caffeine and Cycling to Crabapple

AN EARLY MORNING CYCLING session begins with proper rest, preparation, hydration and equipment. But, how about an extra boost of caffeine? Wouldn’t you enjoy a nice cup of joe before heading out for hours of riding? Whitetail Bicycles takes care of not only your equipment, but also with your coffee fix. Located in downtown Crabapple in a 116 year old house, Whitetail Bicycles offers a highly upscale and next-generation version of your typical bicycle shop. No more bikes stacked to the ceiling with employees who know minimal information about the products in stock. At Whitetail, store owner Shaune Huysamen ensures a vibe that is completely organized and unique among other shops. And, by selling coffee right inside the shop, cyclists can enjoy two of their favorite items all in one. “We are a speciality shop,” Huysamen said. “I visited the manufacturers and researched the products because we did not want to be mainstream. Selling American bikes is almost unheard of.” Whitetail sells Parlee and Seven brands, which are produced about forty-five minutes from each other in the Boston area, along with Cannondale bikes. “To meet the person who built the bikes we sell is pretty awesome,” Huysamen said. He also discussed the extreme craftsmanship of the bikes sold in his shop. With a mission to get as many people on the road on bikes

and to bring bicycle awareness to locals in Alpharetta and Milton, Whitetail can ensure a flawless experience once inside. With three current employees who know the ins-and-outs of cycling, visitors should expect to receive one on one time with an employee, as opposed to being bombarded by subpar salespeople, according to Huysamen. Each bike inside is fully customizable, and customers can find their perfect bike with the exact fit they desire. From, a hybrid bike to an $18,000 fully-customized bike, Whitetail can produce it all; and Huysamen says each customer will be treated the same, no matter the size of their purchase. Whitetail Bicycles sees 80% of its customers from within one mile of their store, which has allowed them to easily assimilate into the Crabapple community. They plan to stay solely local and have even been involved with Old Blind Dog Cycling Club right around the corner, a group that rides every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6:45pm, free of charge, along with other weekly, public events. Whitetail supports this community and also plans to create a racing team next year, sponsor cycling events, and even organize its own events. With the personable employees and fresh, small batch coffee available made-to-order from twice-weekly deliveries from Portland, OR., your first time venturing to Whitetail Bicycles will create a lasting impression and leave each customer feeling even more involved in the Crabapple cycling community than before. Learn more at facebook.com/whitetailbicycles or whitetailcycles.com. JK

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Milton Magazine is a local, lifestyle magazine featuring the events, businesses and good people of Milton, Georgia in zip code 30004.

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Milton Magazine is a local, lifestyle magazine featuring the events, businesses and good people of Milton, Georgia in zip code 30004.