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INTRODUCTING MILTON’S TEAL

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RESTAURANT GUIDE EASTER EGG HUNTS

CAMBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL ESTABLISHES NEW VET PROGRAM

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It’s truly a pleasure to be producing our 10th issue of Milton Magazine. We have received great feedback and suggestions from the community and have incorporated many of those ideas herein.

Contributing Writers LISA LOSSIE, CLAIRE MURPHY EILEEN WROBLESKI, TOM MAICON

You wanted a piece about restaurants at Avalon, so we’ve got that here for you. You asked for a condensed restaurant guide and calendar of events, so you’ll find that, too! We think you’ll love the feature, The Teal Truck, which has been restored from 1949 condition to become a Milton icon. Turn to page 10.

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LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER, P4 TABLE OF CONTENTS, P6 JOG FOR A CAUSE, P8 CAMBRIDGE’S “THE CAVE”, P9 TAKE A RIDE IN THE TEAL TRUCK, P10 SPRINGTIME IN MILTON, GARDENING, P12 MILTON FIRST RESPONDERS, P14 GET YOUR EAT ON @ AVALON, P16 RESTAURANT GUIDE, P18 DATE NIGHT DOWN THE ROAD, P21

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JOG FOR A CAUSE MAYOR’S RUN FEBRUARY 27th • Freedom Park

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THE CITY OF MILTON is proud to bring the 13th annual Jog for

a Cause to the community as part of the 7th annual Milton Mayor’s Run. Applications and sponsorship packets for the 2016 Milton Mayor’s Run presents Jog for a Cause, to be held at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 27 at Freedom Park, are now available at cityofmiltonga.us and on active.com. “We are excited to partner and host Jog for a Cause again this year,” said Milton Mayor Joe Lockwood. “I can’t wait to see everyone out there with us on Deerfield Parkway, staying fit, having fun and raising money for a great cause.” “As a founding member of the Milton Mayor’s Run and a Milton resident, I am thrilled we could partner again with the city to host Jog for a Cause,” said Dr. Greg Cabrera of North Point Pediatrics. “We have raised over $250,000 in thirteen years to fight childhood cancer and can’t wait to get to work and raise more money in 2016.”

The partnership with Jog for a Cause is a wonderful opportunity for north Fulton residents to not only be active with our Mayor, but benefit our community and those that live here. The race will follow the same route as in years past, and like last year, begin and end at Milton’s Freedom Park located at the corner of Deerfield Parkway and Webb Road (click here for directions), said Courtney Spriggs, Milton’s public outreach coordinator. It includes a 5K race and tot trot. The race will be a Peachtree qualifier. Cost for participation is $25 if received before Feb. 14 and $30 after. That fee includes a quality, moisture-wicking T-shirt with the race logo and plenty of food and fluids after the race. The 5K race will circle Deerfield Parkway, meaning it will be flat and fast. Awards will go to the 5K Male and Female Open and Masters and to the top 3 finishers in the various age groups. The race also serves as a Peachtree qualifier. For more information, contact Spriggs at 678-242-2533 or courtney.spriggs@cityofmiltonga.us.

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Milton’s Cambridge High School first in the country to get a building dedicated to the studies of animal science.

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THERE WERE WHISPERS in the halls of Cambridge High School, then shock, then excitement. No one could believe the news. “It is awesome. We are so lucky to have a veterinary science program. No one believed it, when we heard the news, no one believed it would actually come true,” says Cambridge High School Sophomore, Grace Johnson. Cambridge High School is the first school in the country to get a building dedicated to the studies of animal science. Called “The Cave,” the Cambridge Agriscience and Veterinary Education building opened it’s doors this semester for students to try out the new classes. The 4,800 square foot classroom and lab also includes a 2,160 square foot barn. “Students bring their goats in the barn, it’s pretty cool,” says Johnson. The building accommodates everything from

cats, dogs and guinea pigs to the neighboring goats and horses. For most of her life, Johnson wanted wanted to be a vet. Now the officer of FSA is convinced she wants to do something with animals. “It’s the coolest classes the school offers,” says Johnson. “We couldn’t name half of the things in the building, it’s actual veterinary equipment.” Students can take classes in Agriscience, Animal Science and Vet Science labs to give them a taste of what a career as a vet would be like. The building is the first of its kind in the county. For the Fulton school system, this one of a kind program gives new opportunities for students and if successful, more of these programs could sprout up across Georgia and the country. And for Grace Johnson, it’s a chance to live out her childhood dream in high school before she has to commit to eight years of higher education to be an official doctor of veterinary science. LL


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TAKE A STEP BACK IN TIME. It’s 1949, post-war America

and a new series of trucks is taking the nation by storm. The 1949 Chevy Pick-up truck. Fast forward more than six decades later and you still take a ride in a 1949 Teal Truck, lovingly brought back to life by the Vojnovic Family. “We found some of the parts online and my husband and son restored it with help. They had a good time together bringing it back to it’s glory days,” says Susan Vojnovic. The fully restored, drivable truck resides at Raisin’s Ranch in Milton where you can rent it for weddings, photo shoots, parties and special events. When Susan and her husband Greg bought the Teal Truck from a man named Smoky just up the road in Cumming, it was far from picture perfect. “When I bought it, it was red, black and white with flames painted on the sides and a mural of Foghorn Leghorn on the hood! We polled our family and friends to get opinions on whether to paint it red, hunter green, or turquoise and the overwhelming response was to go with the turquoise. I’ve always loved that color and it was definitely the right choice,” says Susan. Susan chose a color called Indian Turquoise which is true to the era

and the Teal Truck was on it’s way! Before it was restored, Susan and Greg took the truck out for a test drive with their morning coffee. Their feet went through the floorboard, the brakes went out and they coasted into their neighborhood. “Then we decided to go one step further and restore it to be able to drive it reliably so we could rent it out for weddings, parties and special events,” says Susan. Now it’s ready to truck on over to your next event or photoshoot! When it’s not getting its picture taken, The Teal Truck parks at Raisin’s Ranch. Most weekends, the ranch is booked with parties. With mini horses, pygmy goats, lambs, mini donkeys, rabbits, chickens and ponies, Raisin’s Ranch is happy to host a day on the farm party no child will forget! The Milton farm has been hosting pony parties since 2008 and every summer puts on a variety of animal themed camps for kids. If you are interested in learning about Raisin’s Ranch farm and pony parties, you can visit their website at raisinsranch.com. If you are interested in renting the Teal Truck or booking a photoshoot, you can learn more about it at facebook.com/thetealtruck. LL

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SPRINGTIME IN MILTON: AWAKENING TO COLOR

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BY LUCA GIANTURCO, Owner Scottsdale Farms Garden Center & Landscape Co.

AS YOUR GARDEN AWAKENS in spring, what a pleasure it is to see trees and shrubs produce colorful flowers. When deciding what plants to add to your property, consider a variety of trees and shrubs to add interest and color at different times of the season.

wonderful texture when added to cut flower arrangements.

Deciduous Ann or Jane Magnolias are early bloomers with abundant and large purplish-red flowers with white centers and are one of the first signs of spring. Their lustrous leaves emerge after the flowers appear.

Spring would not be complete without enjoying the simple beauty of flowering Dogwoods. Plant a pink Dogwood near a white one to provide contrast. A red stem or yellow stem dogwood shrub adds vibrant wood color to the winter and spring landscape. A nice companion tree to dogwoods is the Forest Pansy Redbud. The zig zag branches are covered in wine colored flowers followed by heart-shaped shimmering maroon leaves.

The dwarf Weeping Pussy Willow (sometimes called Weeping Sally) is another early season beauty. This dainty tree fits neatly into tight spaces and produces silky soft silvery-white fuzzy catkins resembling miniature rabbit’s feet. After the “rabbit’s feet” emerge, they become covered with small yellow flowers.

An old fashioned favorite is Forsythia, sometimes called Yellow Bells. The Lynwood variety produces abundant bright yellow flowers before the leaves emerge. A Forsythia in full bloom is breathtaking and noticeable from quite a distance. The cut branches make dramatic floral centerpieces with their bright yellow flowers.

If you like flowering cherry trees, and your space allows it, Okame, Yoshino and Kwanzan cherry trees have graceful flowers and always bring a smile to one’s face. As a bonus, their tree trunks develop attractive horizontal markings. Flowering Cherry trees prefer alkaline soil and will benefit from adding a handful of lime to the planting hole at the time of installation.

Enjoying the show of flowering trees and shrubs in your landscape warms the soul and creates a sense of well-being. Stop by your favorite garden center, order a latte, and stroll the grounds while deciding which plants might best enhance your property. Most garden centers have landscape designers on staff who can consult on plant layout at your property and arrange to have your plants installed.

If you like unusual plants, consider adding a Harry Lauder Walking Stick. It was named after a crusty English actor who appeared on stage a bit tipsy and needed the assistance of his contorted cane to stay upright. This unique shrub has twisted and gnarled branches with pendulous yellow catkins that add color to an early spring day. The contorted branches provide

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IN A SMALL COMMUNITY, people come together to help take care of their own. In a community like Milton, when firefighters or police officers get hurt on the job, protecting their community, The Milton First Responders Foundation is here to help. In May 2015, the Foundation was founded to help raise money for firefighters and police officers who get hurt on the job. “We want to build a bridge between the community and police officers and firefighters,” says Board Member and Treasurer, Robyn Pinto. “Their jobs are not easy, they put themselves in danger all of the time, we still have incidents in Milton and we want to give back to them and show them we do appreciate all that they do for us.” The Milton First Responders Foundation is headed up by local attorney Claudine Wilkins and runs solely on donations from local businesses, organizations and individuals. Last year they raised more than $14K from a charity golf tournament. MFRF is dedicated to providing critical resources to those who make the city of Milton a safe place to live, work and visit. Public safety cannot rest on the shoulders of law enforcement and firefighters alone. As much as we all need the police and firefighters, they need our support as well.

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took place at The Manor, was able to help a Milton police officer who was hurt in a training incident and unable to work for six months. Specifics are kept confidential when offering assistance to help maintain their privacy and dignity. The Foundation also steps in when the budget falls short. “The departments requested two bikes each so they can patrol festivals and get through crowds quickly and reach people in need of help,” says Pinto. The MFRF is close to reaching it’s goal to purchase the first set of bikes, equipped with lifesaving equipment. Volunteers are also essential to this organization. MFRF has a firetruck pull planned for the spring and a charity golf tournament planned for the fall. Volunteers are key to the success of these events from helping to organize to handing out water, lots of hands are needed. Local resident Brian Dolan gives his time and skills to a cause he is passionate about... supporting our first responders. It runs in the family, as he is the son of retired NYPD Officer Jim Dolan. For more information about MFRF or how to get involved as a volunteer, event sponsor or to make a donation you can visit miltonfirstresponders.org. LL

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Avalon recently put its first year in the books; and nobody can argue the significance this swanky mixed-use development has brought to the Alpharetta landscape, especially from a culinary standpoint.

I’m sure I speak for many when I say the powers that be at Avalon should each be handed some sort of fancy award — golden forks or, something — and never be forgotten by Alpharetta foodies when Christmas card season rolls around. Think about it, they lured Ford Fry — to the suburbs! — and landed not one, but two Charleston, SC-based Indigo Road concepts. All that while signing popular inside-the-perimeter dough-slinger Giovanni Di Palma of Antico Pizza on the dotted line. Did I mention that this is the suburbs? Well it is, and we have compiled our sure-bet dining destinations to help you navigate your way the next time you need to get your eat on at Avalon. BOCADO BURGER BAR 2820 Old Milton Pkwy • Alpharetta, GA 30009 • Tel: 678.248.5223 bocadoburger.com This hopping laid-back burger joint is a spinoff of Bocado, a hip Westside eatery whose burger received so many accolades it sparked this Alpharetta outpost solely dedicated to the meaty, double-stack sandwich. But don’t think typical burger joint. This fun burger shop has a little more to say about local ingredients than most; and the cocktail list is at least a tad edgier. Into craft beer? No problem, the small but eclectic brew selection should suffice the most snooty beer enthusiasts. So sit back, relax, enjoy a burger and fries — and a boozy shake — on the lazy patio watching others try their hand at bocce ball.

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COLLETTA 900 3rd St • Alpharetta, GA 30009 • Tel: 678.722.8335 collettarestaurant.com Avalon has been a highly anticipated big deal for Alpharetta that has finally come to fruition. And now that time is actually telling we are starting to see the cream rise to the top. Colletta, the latest concept by Charleston-based Indigo Road, is without a doubt among the cream. The best of the entrees is a well-executed smoky beef rib agnolotti. An appetizer of meatballs — despite the $14 price tag — is a must try along with the octopus and buttery white beans. Sitting at the bar? Perfect. Cocktails at this sleek Italian eatery are as good as it gets at Avalon. OAK STEAKHOUSE 950 3rd St • Alpharetta, GA 30009 • Tel: 678.722.8333 oaksteakhouseatlanta.com Here’s the beef! This handsome, wood-toned steakhouse is an offshoot of the popular Charleston, SC original run by — you guessed it — Indigo Road Hospitality Group. Get your cow on with both wet and dry-aged cuts of Certified Angus. Who says beef can’t rise to the top? Aside from steak, the menu is filled with plenty of other worthy options and the kitchen sources locally whenever possible. Start with a lightly broiled, bubbly, oysters Rockefeller with Benton’s bacon and a slather of hollandaise, and then move on to a heartier dish of housemade papardelle bolognese with micro basil. ANTICO PIZZA AVALON 3185 Avalon Blvd • Alpharetta, GA 30009 •littleitalia.com A recreation of the notorious Westside pizzeria near Georgia Tech, this Alpharetta outpost puts out those same blistery Neapol-

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itan style pies that turned the in-town spot into a foodie stampede. Well, it didn’t take long for a similar foot-stomping herd to overrun this Avalon hot spot and they don’t appear to be moving on any time soon. San Gennaro is the must-try pie — chunks of fennel-laced sausage, gooey mozzarella and those beautiful sweet, round peppadew peppers elevate this charred pie from good to fabulous. EL FELIX 21130 Avalon Blvd #1030 • Alpharetta, GA 30009 • Tel: 678.248.5239 • theelfelix.com

EL FELIX

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Ford Fry’s El Felix is the one I most frequent at this hoity-toity retail complex, because this Texican eatery and margarita bar is super casual and the fajitas — a mix of Springer Mountain chicken, hormone-free beef and White Oak Pastures pork belly — are easily the best bang-for-your-buck meal to be had at Avalon. The colossal, overflowing meat skillet feeds a family of three with leftovers for less than $30. A piping hot bowl of Tortilla soup is a testament to Fry’s Texas upbringing and is richer and beefier than any other you’ll encounter around these parts. TM

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THE FIRST BREWERY IN THE DEEP South was founded in Jekyll Island, Georgia in 1738. Today, Jekyll Brewery is proud to be the first brewery located in Alpharetta, Georgia. Award winning Brew Master and Co-owner, Josh Rachel provides creative direction for a lineup of craft beers, which covers the global spectrum of brew styles.

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Jekyll Brewing is intensely focused on hand-crafting sophisticated beers from the finest ingredients. They are passionate about the art of creating a great beer, the camaraderie of the craft brewing industry, and the joy of sharing it with Milton.

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Rather than meet your date for a typical happy hour at a bar, head on over to Jekyll Brewery at 4pm for a tour and tasting of their craft beer. Tour packages start at just $18. Their entire operation is located on Marconi drive at the north end of Big Creek Greenway here in Alpharetta. We love their seasonal Redneck Christmas Stout Ale. This Stout is comprised with a little bit of everything – tones of chocolate & roasted malts along with hints of coffee & cream texture from oats. The medium hop bitterness supports the robust flavors which display the complex layers. Add mocha coffee & peppermint and it magnifies the roast & chocolate. Bitterness 58 IBU; Color SRM 45; ABV 8.0% At 6:30, zip over to UNION off Providence Road for Jay’s Shrimp & Grits or Chicken Schnitzel. sedgwickrestaurantgroup.com All in all, you’re guaranteed to get a second date after this one. A brewery, an amazing restaurant, a little music and some charity. Yours will be a match made in Milton. CM

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has not been done in humans to demonstrate safety for pregnant women and the fetus, or the effect on reproductive capability.

THE NUMBERS ARE OUT on the effectiveness of last year’s flu vaccine, which is touted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health organizations as “the best way to prevent the flu.” According to a February 2015 CDC report, the effectiveness of the flu shot was just 18 percent overall, 15 percent among children ages two to eight, and nine percent for seniors ages 65 and older. The nasal spray flu vaccine showed almost no benefit for children ages two to eight.

The best way to prevent the flu is to maintain a strong immune system through optimal lifestyle and nutrition. Avoid sugar and processed food (sugar immediately decreases immune system function), get seven to nine hours of sleep each night, and optimize your vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is important for proper immune function and is also an effective antimicrobial. Studies show that children who take just 1,200 IUs of vitamin D3 daily are 42 percent less likely to get the flu. Adults can supplement with 5,000 to 8,000 IUs daily during the winter months.

Last year’s flu season was said to be one of the worst in years, and by January 2015, the CDC had warned that the flu vaccine was a poor match to the influenza A strain, which caused most cases of the flu, because it had mutated early in the season. Yet, health officials still urged everyone to get a flu shot, saying it would make symptoms less severe, without providing evidence to support this claim. In addition to questions regarding the flu vaccine’s effectiveness are concerns about its safety. Side effects range from numbness and tingling of the skin, chest pain, shortness of breath, laryngitis and convulsions, to spinal cord inflammation (myelitis), optic nerve inflammation (optic neuritis), facial palsy and paralysis. Though recommended for pregnant women, the flu vaccine is categorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Pregnancy Category B or C Biological. This means adequate testing

Other ways to support optimal immune health include proper hydration, regular exercise, stress-reduction techniques, hand washing and daily probiotic supplementation, as 80 percent of the immune system resides in the gut (see Importance of the Microbiome, Milton Magazine, July). Take homeopathic preparations and herbs for respiratory health, including sambucus, myrrh and echinacea. Also, supplement with oil of oregano, garlic, olive leaf and monolaurin, which are immune-system builders that provide potent antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial support, without the side effects associated with pharmaceutical antibiotics and vaccinations. ABUNDANTLIFEWELLNESSGA.COM

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PEOPLE OFTEN ASK US WHAT inspires our designs. And while it ranges from our travels to the latest movie sets to reimagining past styles for today, fashion is always a part of it. This season we saw great runway looks inspired by one of our favorite design eras: the early 1970s, a freedom- and fun-loving time with great creativity. Here’s how it translated into some elegant and unexpected elements for our rooms.

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chair. 2.)  Leathers in fun colors: Two new leathers in soft hues that we’ve just added to our line speak to springtime and nature’s influence on us, as well as to fashion: eucalyptus and denim. They look especially fresh paired with sofas and chairs in crisp white slipcovers, which can be done in a washable denim fabric for easier maintenance. 

1.)  Tibetan wool: Fur and shearling vests have been making appearances in all kinds of weather. We added touches to our rooms on ottomans and chairs. You can see it looking especially fun on the cushions of our spectacular new ‘70s-inspired Bastille birdcage

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Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre•Sunday,•August 14th, 2016 at 7:00PM•Ticket Price: $20.50 TO $40.50 Innovators, renegades, villains, mothers, influencers and music superstars, Dixie Chicks, announced today a return to touring with their upcoming DCX MMXVI World Tour. The multiple Grammy Award®– winning and multi-platinum selling band will kick off their highly anticipated North American tour, on June 1, 2016 at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since their first album, the music of the Dixie Chicks have stirred emotions in fans across the world making them one of the most biggest and most influential bands of our time. Not just “big for a country band” or “big for a big female band,” the Dixie Chicks are a multi-platinum selling act in North America, Europe and Australia. They are one of a mere handful of acts with multiple albums achieving “diamond” status (meaning sales over 10 million copies) – both

WIDE OPEN SPACES (1998) and FLY (1999) hit that stratospheric landmark – and over the years have sold over 30 million albums worldwide and won thirteen Grammy Awards. Their on-stage reputation has helped them sell over $100 million worth of concert tickets while outspoken songs like “Goodbye, Earl” and “Not Ready To Make Nice” made it clear that this power trio played by nobody’s rules. The Dixie Chicks have grown from a band into a cultural force becoming the biggest selling female band of all time in the U.S. dixiechicks.com

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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.” ALPHARETTA ATHLETIC CLUB - EAST• 3430 Highway 9 N, 30004•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. 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. ALPHARETTA ATHLETIC CLUB - WEST• 1785 Dinsmore Rd, 30004•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 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 •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•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 Club Dr., 30004 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.

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Don’t Miss Out: 2016 Denim & Diamonds

Children's Charities, Inc. is a Milton-based, all volunteer organization founded by locals’ Amanda White and Lauren Holmes,

initially in to help fund the new Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Urgent Care Center at the Avenues in Forsyth. Children's Charities focuses on funding one project per year, raising over $400,000 in the last few years for projects that focus on the children of North Fulton and South Forsyth County. They have supported the Emergency Transport Vehicle and Early Autism Detection Unit located at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Forsyth Location. Currently they are sponsoring Cell phone charging stations at CHOA Urgent Care Centers around the State and a fully funded Equine Summer Camp for Children with Autism. Their next big event, Denim and Diamonds, is on Saturday, April 23rd at Shannondale Farms in Milton. Enjoy the Chefs’ Competition, Silent Auction and live Music at one of the area’s most favorite fundraising events of the year! The evening promises to be full of amazing food, great music and beautiful silent and live auction pieces. The proceeds raised will fund Stable Moments and the Archway School for Autism – which provides equine therapy for children with Autism. Stable Moments™ {stablemoments.com} is a weekly mentorship/ therapy program where children with Autism achieve individualized life goals through Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL). They utilize volunteer mentors and behavioral therapist from Archway Behavioral Consultants to facilitate EFL sessions. Archway Behavioral Consulting is dedicated to providing quality services to enhance the education and lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Through systematic instruction and behavioral programming based on ABA, plans are tailored to each individual’s unique needs maximizing growth in developmental gains and acquiring new skills. How can we help? Purchase tickets for the upcoming Denims & Diamonds Gala. If you own a business, sponsorships are also available with many different levels to choose from. And they’re also accepting silent auction items. childrenscharitiesga.org.

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Photo by Bob Meyers The FOML Barn is located beside the main entrance to the Milton Library and is a larger replica of the Dinsmore barn that once occupied this rural property in Crabapple on the corner of Charlotte and Mayfield Roads. Much of the structure was built from reclaimed wood carefully salvaged by FOML for this very purpose and built under the inspired leadership of Friends Board member Bill Lusk.

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WE HAVE ONE OF THE MOST beautiful libraries in the country right here in Milton, filled with thousands of books and various programs and activities. The people of Milton bring the new library building to life… families bring their children there to discover the wonder of books and the fun of having a library card. Collaborative groups work in the private meeting or study rooms to create projects or begin building a dream. The team from the Fulton County Public Library System work long hours keeping the library and its valuable materials neatly organized. The Friends of the Milton Library {FOML} is a non-profit 501{c}3 organization made up of local residents who have long championed the idea of building a library for Milton. Now, our FOML meet and coordinate efforts to support the new library and its many programs through fundraising and other volunteer efforts. The opening of our fabulous new library is just the beginning. Consider joining the FOML. There are many ways to get involved. Check out their website {miltonlibraryfriends.org} for more information, attend one of their events, or drop by and say “hello” at the FOML Barn, located onsite just outside the new library. FOML is an organization built solely on volunteering and is always pleased to welcome new, volunteers, who have been and continue to be the life blood of their organization. They man the book store, sort incoming books each Monday, organize the shelves in the Historic Barn and provide much needed assistance on sales days. If you are interested in volunteering with the FOML, please

contact Leslie Fanuzzi at fomlvolunteers@gmail.com or visit our Volunteerspot at http://vols.pt/wxEGJm You may also request a volunteer application from the library desk. Please specify that you would like to volunteer with the Friends. Volunteer Opportunities: •Library Bookstore (2 hour shifts during library hours) Volunteers may pick a two hour shift to sit in the library bookstore that is located in the foyer of the Milton Library. •Barn Book Sales (Monthly on 2nd Saturdays) Volunteers are available to assist customers in finding books and shelving donations during the sales. •Book Sorting (Mondays from 10am-12pm) Volunteers may be required to do light lifting to move books around from the donation bin to the shelves. These volunteers also identify books that may be “Found Treasures” to be researched. •Book Scanning Book ISBNs are scanned to be sent for sale in partnership with Better World Books, www.betterworldbooks.com. Volunteers must have an internet connected device and unlimited data as the library’s Wi-Fi does not extend to the barn. •Internet Book Sales The FOML is looking for a volunteer to spearhead efforts to sell donated books online From January through November 2015 the FOML volunteers donated 3,082 hours. Even though our group is less than a year old, our volunteers came in third place among all of the Friends groups! 1st place-Roswell 6,834 hours; 2nd place-Alpharetta4,131 hours; 3rd place-Milton-3,082 hours


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GRAB THE CHILDREN AND HOP ON OVER TO ONE OF THE MILTON AREA’S EASTER EGG HUNTS THIS SPRING. THIS YEAR EASTER IS ON MARCH 27th.

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GRAB YOUR EASTER BASKETS AND BRIGHT-EYED children and check out one of the local Easter Egg Hunts happening around Milton this year. The City of Milton’s Community Easter Egg Hunt is a family event, which will include egg hunts for all ages beginning at 10 a.m. Games, face painting, music and a visit from the Easter Bunny will be a part of the festivities ending at noon. Egg Hunt Schedule: 10:30 a.m.- Ages 0-3; 11:00 a.m.- Ages 4-6 11:30 a.m.- Ages 7-9; Noon- Ages 10-12 3,000 plastic eggs filled with treats will be hidden throughout the park. Inflatables and other games will provide exhausting entertainment. Milton Police and Fire trucks will display their brightly colored vehicles and equipment. And shhhhhhh….Don’t tell the kids, but the Easter Bunny will also make an appearance. “We’re excited to bring a good, old fashioned egg hunt to Milton,” said Courtney Spriggs, community outreach coordinator for the City of Milton. “We couldn’t have found better partners in our faith-based, business and recreation communities to help bring

this event to our residents.” Food trucks will be at the park with treats for sale. Be sure to stop by! The Community Egg Hunt is free, and no sign up is necessary. OTHER EASTER EGG HUNTS IN MILTON: Milton’s Hop & Hunt Brunch Sunday, March 13 at 10am – 2pm miltoncuisine.com; 800 Mayfield Rd. Scottsdale Farms, scottsdalefarms.com Check website for events for the week leading up to Easter! Wilbur & Rudy’s Farmtable, wilburandrudysfarmtable.com Farmer Sue with bunnies and an Easter Egg Hunt Check web site for details! In addition to the above, many local neighborhoods and churches will be hosting grand Easter Egg hunts this year. Be sure to check with your community bulletin board for the most up-to-date information. CM

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God our Creator, we pray: Almighty God, bless our nation and make it true to the ideas of freedom and justice and brotherhood for all who make it great. Guard us from war, from fire and wind,from compromise, fear, confusion. Be close to our president and our statesmen; give them vision and courage, as they ponder decisions affecting peace and the future of the world. Make me more deeply aware of my heritage; realizing not only my rights but also my duties and responsibilities as a citizen. Make this great land and all its people know clearly Your will, that they may fulfill the destiny ordained for us in the salvation of the nations, and the restoring of all things in Christ. Amen

Milton’s Area Churches and Houses of Worship Alpharetta Church of God•churchofgod.cc Alpharetta First United Methodist•afumc.org Alpharetta Presbyterian Church •alpharettapres.com Atlanta Chinese Christian Church North • acccn.org Bethany Baptist Church • hightowerbaptist.org Big Creek Church • bigcreekchurch.com Birmingham United Methodist•birminghamumc.org Bridgeway Baptist Church•bridgeway.net Calvary Chapel•calvaryalpharetta.com Chabad Of North Fulton•chabadnf.org Child Evangelism Fellowshi cefcanada.org Christ The Shepherd Lutheran Church LCMS•cts.org Clear Springs Baptist Church•sbcga.com Community Of Chris cofchrist.org Congregation Gesher L’Torah•gltorah.org Countyline Baptist Church•clbchurch.com Crabapple First Baptist Church•crabapplefbc.org Elam Ministries•elam.com Faith Life Ministries•faithlifeministries.net First Baptist Church of Alpharetta• fbca.com Grace North Atlanta • gracenorthatlanta.org Habakkuk Christian Mins•habakkukchristianministries.com Hanuman Mandir•srihanuman.org Hopewell Baptist Church•hopewellbaptistchurch.org Inner Quest • innerquestchurch.org Islamic Center Of North Fulton•icnf.org

Johns Creek Baptist Church•jcbc.org Keepin’ it Real•keepinitreallighthouse.com Kingdom Ambassadors International Center Living Truth Church•livingtruthchurch.net Messiah Lutheran Church•messiahlutheran.ws Methodist Hour International•methodisthour.com Midway Community Church•midwaycommunitychurch.org Midway United Methodist Church•midwayumc.org Morning Star Chapel•morningstarchapel.org Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church•mountpisgah.org Mt Pisgah Christian School•experiencepisgah.or New Millennium Church •newmillenniumchurch.net North Gate Church Of Atlanta•antiochchurch.life North Point Community Church•northpoint.org Olive Branch Tabernacle Of Faith•obtoffaith.com Prince Of Peace Lutheran Church•poplutheranchurch.com Restoration Church of God•restorationnchurchna.org Saehan English Ministry•saehanem.org Spirit Of God Christian Church•spiritofgodcc.org St Aidan’s Episcopal Church•staidans.org St Brigid Catholic Church•saintbrigid.org St James United Methodist Churc stjamesumc.org St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Churc sta.org Stonecreek Church•stonecreekchurch.org Union Hill Church•unionhillalpharetta.com Vision Baptist Church•visionbaptist.com

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WINTER

MILTON MAYOR’S RUN

CRABAPPLE FEST

February 27 | 7:00 a.m. | Freedom Park

October 1 | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Downtown Crabapple

CARVIN’ IN CRABAPPLE

COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT

October 22 | 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Broadwell Pavilion

March 26 | 10:00 a.m. – Noon | Friendship Community Park

VETERAN’S DAY COFFEE November 11 | 7:00 - 9:00 a.m.

April 23 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Friendship Community Park

MILTON HOMETOWN JUBILEE May 7 | 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Broadwell Pavilion

MILTON LITERARY FESTIVAL AUTUMN

SPRING

EARTH DAY

FULTON GOLDEN GAMES

Throughout the month of May | Various Metro-Atlanta Parks & Facilities

SUMMER

MEMORIAL DAY

May 30 | 10:00 a.m. | Freedom Park

FLICKS & FOOD TRUCKS

Series of 3 monthly movies on June 4, July 2, and August 6 | 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. | Location TBA

* Various Parks & Facilities Grand Openings as needed ** Dates and other details subject to change

November 12 | Alpharetta Government Center

MILTON TREE LIGHTING November 26 | 6:00 p.m. | Highway 9 at Webb Rd.

CHRISTMAS IN CRABAPPLE December 3 | 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Broadwell Pavilion

MILTON FIRE DEPARTMENT PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA December 10 | 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Fire Station 43

Learn more at cityofmiltonga.us

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Milton Magazine Spring 2016  

Milton Magazine is a Local Life publication, a high-quality, glossy, hyper-local lifestyle magazine covering the nouns of Milton, Georgia in...

Milton Magazine Spring 2016  

Milton Magazine is a Local Life publication, a high-quality, glossy, hyper-local lifestyle magazine covering the nouns of Milton, Georgia in...