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Golf: Club Fitting, p32

Letter from Mayor, p6 Welcome to the City of Milton, p8 Quick Reference, p10 Where Am I? p12 Milton Business Alliance, p14 Fighting Fires: The Wright Stuff, p17 Baseball Ready, p18 Most Popular Questions, p20 Consignment Sale Season, p22 Map of Milton, p24-25 February: Pet Dental Month, p26 Get and Stay Connected, p28 4

Kids Party Tips, p57 Forever WE, p29 Secret Art of Auctioneer, p30 Do it Yourself or Go Pro? P31 Golf: Club-fitting Guide, p32 Golf: Where to Play, p33 Restaurant Guide, p34 Dress Up a Room, p38 Parks & Recreation, p42 New Projects, p44 Public Safety/Transportation, p46 Learn About TMJ, p48 Milton Schools, p50

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Lyme Disease, p52 Training Reduces Osteoporosis, p54 Southern Grace, p56 Let’s Party: Kids Party Tips, p57 Quick Tax Guide, p58 Real Estate Market Update, p60 Global Company, Milton Roots, p61 Milton Business Directory, p62 Milton City Council, p66 Tennis: Mental Toughness, p69 Volunteer Organizations, p70 Calendar of Events, p76

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Milton Magazine and Newcomer’s Guide is published on behalf of the City of Milton by

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

Joe Lockwood Mayor

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

We pride ourselves on our community spirit, and if you haven’t made it out to one of our movies in the park, Crabapple Fest, Earth Day Festival, Christmas in Crabapple, the City Council holiday party or the Tree Lighting, you’re really missing out. Won’t you join us? Information on all these events, plus much more, is available at the city’s Web site, 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


Local Life Publishing, LLC 765B Mid Broadwell Road, Milton, Georgia 30004 (404) 606-0797 President Chris Smith City of Milton Director of Innovation & Engagement Jason Wright Vice President, Publisher Regina Gulick Advertising Managers Will Morrow Desiree Dragin Kim Harvey Contributing Writers Susan Vojnovic, Lisa Lossie, Joellyn Sargant Columnists Bill Barkley, Jennifer Ferrell, Amy Pazahanick, Eileen Wrobleski, Suzanne Taylor, Michelle Knapp, Andraya Powell, Sarah Roberts, Rachel Quiles, Ryan Sedgwick, Sadi Rahman, Sarah Roberts, Chris Wright Photographer Ashley Blencoe, Copy Editors Claire Barkley, Madison Black Digital Media Intern Andrew Sawyer Milton Magazine and Newcomer’s Guide is published on behalf of the City of Milton quarterly by Local Life Publishing, LLC. The opinions expressed by writers and advertisers are not necessarily those of the publishers. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without prior consent of the publisher. Sharing articles on social media from our digital publication is permitted and encouraged. Digital subscriptions are complimentary. Visit for details and be sure to “like” us: Correction: In the Winter 2014-15 issue of Milton Magazine and Newcomer’s Guide, the article on page 54, “Milton Gets Fit for Life,” was incorrectly attributed to Rachel Quiles. The author of the piece was actually Michelle Martin. We apologize for our error.





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Welcome Home to the City of Milton

Whether you’ve moved from out of state or just across town, we’re glad to have you and hope that you’ll take part in everything this young city has built over the past six years. Since you might be new to the area, how about some history? You might not know that Milton is one of the youngest cities in north Fulton County. The push for Milton began in 2005 when State Rep. Jan Jones introduced the bill to create the city from what was previously unincorporated Fulton County. It passed both the state House and Senate in March 2006. On July 18, 2006, 85 percent of voters approved the City of Milton referendum. The city incorporated on Dec. 1, 2006 and has been going strong ever since. It joined Sandy Springs (2005) and Johns Creek (also in 2006) in the push for cityhood from unincorporated Fulton County. Named after Revolutionary War Hero John Milton, the City of Milton is a part of Fulton County with municipal and County Commission representation. The city’s first general 8

election for mayor and city council was held on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006. There have since been three more. To review the full city charter (which establishes the city’s powers and purpose), visit the city’s web site,

Population and Size Milton has a population of 33,836 (based on U.S. Census numbers from 2010 and housing data up to 2012) and covers 23,000 acres. It is bordered by Cherokee County to the north and west; Forsyth County to the east; Roswell city limits to the southwest (a little west of Arnold Mill Road); Alpharetta city limits to the south (roughly, Mayfield Road to Cogburn Road to Windward Parkway). Your government: Milton employs more than 130 people. The bulk of staffing is in public safety: 35 police and 55 fire





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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. 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 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) 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 (John Huey, Interim Chief) Public Works (Carter Lucas, Director) Milton is also served by 10 volunteer boards and committees: • Better Together • Board of Zoning Appeals (appointed) • Construction Board of Adjustments & Appeals (appointed) • Design Review Board (appointed) • Disability Awareness Committee • Historic Preservation Commission (appointed) • Milton Grows Green • Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (appointed) • Planning Commission (appointed) • Public Building and Facilities Authority (self-appointed) For those wishing to serve in public office, you must declare your intent to run during the election cycle at the City Clerk’s Office. As the election draws near, the necessary forms will become available. If you wish to formally volunteer with a city-sponsored 9

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:

Quick Reference GOVERNMENT OFFICES 13000 Deerfield Parkway Ste 107 Milton, GA 30004 678-242-2500 •

• Police and fire protection, though due to local agreements to strengthen response times, Alpharetta, Roswell and Forsyth. County police and fire might also respond. • Representation from an elected official who lives within your district of the city. • Road maintenance on all locally owned roads. The state handles maintenance on three roads in Milton – Ga. 140 (Arnold Mill Road), Ga. 9 (Cumming Highway) and Ga. 372 (Birmingham Highway). • Court for offenders over 17 charged with traffic violations and misdemeanors. All felonies and juvenile cases are heard at Fulton County Court in downtown Atlanta. • Parks and Recreation programs and activities. • Consultation and time with city employees on city-related issues you may be having.

Police and Fire Headquarters 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107F 678-242-2570 (administration) 678-297-6300 Option 1 (non-emergency)

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.

Fulton County Water and Sewer billing 141 Pryor St. SW, 7th Floor Atlanta, 404-612-6830

POST OFFICE 2400 Old Milton Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30009 770-442-3893 FULTON COUNTY SERVICES Fulton County Public Works Department 141 Pryor St. SW, Suite 6001 Atlanta, GA 30303 404-612-7400

Fulton County Animal Control Services 860 Marietta Blvd. NW Atlanta, 404-613-0358 Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections 130 Peachtree Street Suite 2186 Atlanta 404-612-7020

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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 same page. 12




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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.



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MILTON BUSINESS ALLIANCE hosts “State of the City” By Joellyn Sargent The Milton Business Alliance hosted its first annual “State of the City” address at Milton City Hall on Jan. 15. Mayor Joe Lockwood provided an update on items of importance to residents and the business community. Mayor Lockwood addressed construction projects like the roundabout at Birmingham Highway and Providence Road (a state DOT project), the Milton Library (a Fulton County Project) and the newly constructed Crabapple Pavilion. While the mention of Milton brings to mind images of idyllic horse pastures and elegant homes, the city is also home to a growing business community. “We want to have some nice, thriving commercial areas with local businesses,” Lockwood explained. The city doesn’t plan to pursue major corporate development, preferring to strike a balance between its residential quality of life and the businesses community. “We’re not going to compete for the big projects, we just want to be a nice place to stay,” said Lockwood. The Milton Business Alliance (MBA) anchors Milton’s business community. The organization’s members are local business leaders who either own or operate a business in the City of Milton or live here. Their companies are diverse, ranging from local restaurants, banks, consultants, attorneys and CPAs to PR firms, travel and tourism services and payroll providers. 14

Although the city doesn’t boast large office towers, some seemingly small and even home-based businesses located here serve a much broader client base. Member companies work throughout the region and across the globe. Whatever their industry, the MBA’s 100-plus members work together to promote and maintain a positive environment in which both new and existing Milton businesses can thrive. Members gather monthly to learn about business trends, local government issues and civic initiatives while supporting the community through civic programs like scholarships, charitable donations and the Adopt-A-Road program. Recent speakers at include experts on topics like sales, finance and marketing. The organization also helps members feel the pulse of local government, featuring programs with Milton City Manager Chris Lagerbloom, Georgia State Senator Brandon Beech, State Representative Jan Jones and US Congressional Representative Tom Price. “The scope of our programming is impressive,” said MBA Chairman Andy Jordan. He continued, “with an annual membership fee of just $50 compared to other local groups that cost $150 or more to join, I think we’re the best value around for local business leaders.” For more information about the MBA, visit

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The WRIGHT Stuff

By Lisa Lossie

It’s Sunday afternoon at Fire Station

41 in Milton. Beef stew is simmering on the stove and fresh baked corn bread fills the air. A twenty-nine year veteran and a thirty plus year veteran are swapping stories of their days as firefighters. Flames run deep in their blood and their blood runs deep in Milton. They are father and son and together Scott and Jerry Wright have more than 50 years of experience between them as firefighters. “I was a baby when my Dad started as a fireman,” says Milton Firefighter, Captain Scott Wright. “I grew up at the fire station playing on the fire trucks, spending the night there as I got older,” says the Milton High School graduate. “I didn’t want him to be a fireman,” says retired firefighter Jerry Wright, Scott’s father. “I thought it was too dangerous. I wanted him to do something else.” Danger bonded the Wrights and seemed to call Scott at an early age. He started riding motorcycles around the age of five, building ramps out of wood scraps and concrete blocks to see how far he could jump. One year he broke 11 bones with a right arm and left leg in casts at the same time. “He just couldn’t turn down a dare,” says the senior Wright, also a graduate of Milton High School. Now the married father of three grown sons is telling his Dad to be careful and slow it down. Retired since 1992, Wright senior is still a thrill seeker and loves riding his motorcycle on Georgia mountain roads. “Most of us firefighters are Type A personalities, outgoing, thrill seekers and you gotta like danger,” says Scott Wright. During his 29 years on the job, Scott Wright has fought plen-

ty of fires, delivered a baby and seen many things he would rather not talk about. “If you let it bother you, the bad things will make you crazy. Everyone has their own way of coping,” says Scott Wright. Just like the equipment has changed over the years, the job has evolved as well. “When I tried out to be a firefighter, 28 guys tried out and only 8 made it,” says Jerry Wright. “It was hard training. You had to repel off a 7 story building. They wanted to see how long you could stay in and how close you could get to the fire.” The new generation of firefighters are training hard as well. On top of being physically fit, most firefighters at station 41 have their EMS degree or EMT training. With three fire stations serving the growing community of Milton and a 4th shared with Alpharetta, the crew works 24 hours and 48 hours off. “I don’t mind coming to work, the guys are my family,” says Scott Wright. With 24 hours on and 48 hours off firefighters spend a third of the year and for veterans, sometimes a third of their life at the fire station. “It’s the excitement of calls. Not many people can say they help people on a daily basis,” says Scott Wright. It brings a smile to these firefighters when someone they have saved walks into the fire station, happy and thankful to be alive. While they are community heroes, they don’t think of themselves that way. “When someone says thank you, you almost don’t feel like you deserve it,” says Jerry Wright. “It’s my job, I’m just doing my job. You don’t have to thank me.” 17

Play Ball! By Lisa Lossie It’s February, it’s cold,

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there’s a slight chance it could snow, but hey, it’s Georgia and February is time to play ball! The boys of summer, eh technically late winter, are ready to swing for the fences at parks around the area.

ities are close to Milton. We will move back to Hopewell once the new fields are completed.”

This spring, one of Milton’s most popular recreational baseball parks has canceled it’s Spring season due to reconstruction of the park.

“It’s a resource readily available for young players, and a place where ex-pros have found their niche, coaching and developing young talent,” says former Major League Baseball Pitcher, Joey Hamilton.

The $9.4 million dollar expansion of Bell Memorial Park will more than double it’s size to a nearly 30 acre multi-use facility. In addition to baseball, the park will host lacrosse, soccer and football as well. But with Hopewell Youth Baseball closed until Fall 2015, baseball players are scrambling to find new parks to play recreational ball. Here’s where bats are cracking this spring: Alpharetta Youth Baseball Roswell Youth Baseball Sharon Springs Athletic Association Ocee Park “We registered our youngest son for 7U with the Alpharetta Youth Baseball Association,” says Scott Paulus, a father of three sons who has been coaching for 8 years. “We chose AYBA because we know many families there and the facil18

With practice starting this month, some players are already swinging for the fences at Auterson Baseball in Milton.

Hamilton started playing ball when he was seven and went on to pitch in the big leagues for nine season. Now like other ex-pros at Auterson, he enjoys coaching kids from little league to travel teams. “There’s natural talent and there’s hard work,” says Hamilton. Working with children at home at a young age can go along way.” If your son or daughter is stepping up to the plate for the first time, pros and coaches agree the best advice, have fun! “Encouraging young athletes is the most important role a parent can play. It is the coaches job to coach and the parents job to support their athlete. There are too many parents that continue to yell and instruct their child from the bleachers,” says Paulus. Let’s play ball!

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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? If you are unsure if your property is within the city limits, call 678-242-2500 and ask for the tax department. A representative will search the city’s database for the tax ID number. There are also many maps detailing Milton boundaries available in the “Maps” section of the city’s Web site. If my property is in Milton, do I still pay property taxes to Fulton County? Yes, all property owners in Milton also pay property taxes to Fulton County (includes taxes to Fulton County School System and State of Georgia). These property tax bills will continue to come from the Fulton County Tax Commissioner’s Office. The City of Milton sends out city tax bills separately. Do I use Milton as my mailing address? Yes. Nearly all of Milton is located within the 30004 area code, meaning postal workers will know to deliver the mail to the correct address. In addition, the city is added to more popular mapping sites and database networks every day, meaning more accurate representation for city residents.

Where is the closest post office? The closest Post Office is located in Alpharetta at 2400 Old 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. Who do I call to report trash, signage or noise issues? You may report a code violation to the City of Milton Community Development Department or a problem to the Public Works Department by calling 678-242-2500. There are also forms you may use online at the city’s Web site. Does the city offer garbage collection services? No. A number of private vendors registered with the city provide garbage collection. A list may be found at the city’s web site. Can I burn yard waste? The Georgia Burn Ban runs from May 1 through Sept. 30. No outdoor burning is permitted during this time. From Oct. 1 through April 30, outdoor burning of small piles of residential debris may be allowed depending on the fire danger rating for the day. That rating is dependent on factors such as the wind and humidity levels for the day. You can call the Milton Fire Department at 678-242-2570 during regular business hours to check if safe burning is permitted on any day outside of the Burn Ban. Please note that all fires must be out at dark.

Water and sewer billing: 404-730-6830 The following vendors operate in the City of Milton: Power: Georgia Power 1-888-660-5890; Cobb EMC 770429-2100; Sawnee EMC 770-887-2363 Phone/Internet/Cable: Comcast 1-800-934-6489; AT&T 1-800-225-5288; MCI 1-888-624-5622 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 Alpharet-ta. 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 Web site. Who do I call for animal control services? Call Fulton County Animal Services at 404-613-0358. Milton contracts with Fulton County Animal Ser-vices 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 404612-7020.

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.


It’s Consignment Sale Season! By Lisa Lossie

It’s like Christmas,

The 4th of July and Halloween all wrapped into one and the festivities are about to start! Spring Consignment Sale Season is here! Veterans, you know what I’m talking about. New Moms, get ready for one of the best kept secrets in Mommy-land. Those best dressed tots, you see them walking around every day. What you don’t know is their Mommy’s secret. Those adorable little boys in three piece suits and oh so pricey designer label shirts you can barely afford for your hubby. Little girls running around in cute little smocked numbers to match every holiday and a shoe closet to put your own to shame. Their Mommy isn’t always spending big bucks, she’s spending smart at consignment sales. “Years ago many moms wouldn’t sell or shop at consignment sales because of the “garage sale” stigma. Over the years moms have come to find favorite consignment sales where they can easily sell outgrown items and basically replace their children’s wardrobe without spending a penny,” says Erin Freeman, owner of Green With Envy Kids Upscale Consignment Sale. Freeman started her sale in 2006 and watched it grow over the years. Before you go to any sale, there are some things you need to know to make your dollar stretch farther: EARLY EMILY get there EARLY! Get out of bed, throw on your yoga pants and lace up your running shoes, the early riser gets the best stuff! Get there 5 minutes late and Early Emily has already snagged the goods.

big laundry basket with a rope so you can pull it around, or one of the kids’ big toy bins on wheels! NINA KNOWS it’s best to leave babies and small children at home. If you don’t have Grandma or Aunt Shirley to watch them - swap off with a friend in the parking lot. CARRIE CASH knows most sales only accept cash - so bring some Benjamins! LINDSEY LIST makes a list of her kids’ sizes, most needed items and even a traces their foot to ensure shoes will fit. VALERIE THE VOLUNTEER knows perhaps, the best kept secrets of all! Consignment sales need help, volunteers make these sales sing and for your time, most sales are willing to reward you with a chance to shop their pre-sale! You get to shop before the public shops and get your pick of the floor! CHRISTIE CONSIGNOR turns her children’s outgrow items into cold, hard cash. She prices to sell and pockets the profits! Milton Moms dish on their favorite sales: • North Fulton Moms of Multiples 1/31 • Kidsignments 2/10-2/14 • Green with Envy Kids Upscale Consignment Sale plus Matilda Jane Trunk Show & Samples 2/26-2/28 • Creekside United Methodist Church Mops 2/27/28 • Roswell United Methodist Church 3/7-3/8 • Midway United Methodist Church 3/19-3/24

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FEBRUARY is PET DENTAL MONTH By Dr. Jennifer Ferrell

Got dog breath?

Many dog and cat owners assume that bad breath is normal. However, it is often a sign of dental infection that can be treated and prevented. Sometimes it is due to foreign material stuck in your pet’s mouth, or can be a sign of oral cancer, diabetes, lung, stomach or kidney problems. The best way to get rid of bad breath and keep your pet healthy is to have your veterinarian do a full oral exam, identify, and then treat any underlying causes. February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and is a perfect time to get your dogs and cats a dental check-up. Visible Symptoms of dental disease: Bad breath, brown teeth, blood on chew toys, red and swollen gums, rubbing the face, a swelling on the cheek, or reluctance to eat hard foods are all symptoms that you may notice with dental disease. Hidden dangers of chronic dental disease: Most importantly...PAIN. Inflamed gums and infections in teeth hurt, whether it is obvious or not. If the same


infection was on the skin and more visible, no one would hesitate to treat it. Because dental disease is hidden, it can be hard to tell when your pet is in pain. You have to “lift the lip” to see the teeth. Try to check your pet’s mouth at least monthly for any signs of tartar, redness, odor, or chipped teeth. Chronic periodontal disease has been shown in studies to be associated with inflammation and degeneration in the liver and kidneys. This long term inflammation can also make other diseases like diabetes harder to manage. Damage to the teeth can be irreversible, and the teeth will need to be extracted or corrected with surgery if the infection has gone too far. Preventing Dental Disease The best way to prevent dental disease is to brush your pet’s teeth every day. Brushing can be enjoyable for your pet, and if started when they are young, it will be easy. The reality is that most people do not brush their pet’s teeth (full disclaimer: I don’t either). There are many products on the market that can help

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Further dental care (extractions, root canals, surgery) may be needed. Modern anesthesia is safe for almost all pets, and without it you cannot properly treat dental disease. Some have attempted “anesthesia-free” dentistry in pets, but it is dangerous for your pet and does not treat the infection and disease under the gum line, even if the teeth “look” cleaner. Take advantage of Dental Health Month and get your pet’s dental check-up soon.

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

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

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

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

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These four beautiful children have cancer, and Milton-based Blencoe & Co. Photographic Arts hosted a fun photo shoot for these four friends (L to R: Esme, Lake, Peyton & Mary Elizabeth) to give them a day of laughing together and being silly.

Forever We

is a local non-profit that raises money for childhood cancer.

If you know someone who has a child with cancer, you may feel there is nothing you can possibly do to help them. When Chantel Adams’ best friend’s daughter was diagnosed with cancer, Chantel offered all the usual things to help out: bring meals, clean her house, do laundry---but she wanted to do something more meaningful.

Milton, used $1,000 of her own money to purchase some of the dolls for her friends who are battling cancer. Then she set up a giving page on the FE web site which allowed her supporters and friends to gift dolls in her honor. Even her 5th grade class at Cogburn Woods Elementary in Milton raised money to purchase dolls for kids!

After watching her daughter play with dolls, she noticed she was using the dolls to tell stories. She had the dolls helping each other. Chantel paired up with her friend and business partner Ginny Starr to develop Forever We.

Generosity multiplied, and they were able to give about 75 children with cancer something tangible that shows them, “Not only do we care about you, but we’re with you; and we’re doing something to help find a cure for cancer.”

Forever We is a nonprofit organization which makes dolls and books to address foster care and adoption, family homelessness, and pediatric cancer. The organization donates a portion of the proceeds directly to other organizations that are funding the best research. One of their nonprofit partners is Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research; and one of the hospitals they support is Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

These dolls aren’t just for those children who have cancer. The dolls offer an opportunity for kids to practice compassion and kindness. In the U.S. cancer affects 1 out of every 3 people; and each school day 46 kids are diagnosed with cancer. Children are familiar with the word, “cancer.” These toys empower them and make it okay for them ask questions.

For $40, they will deliver one Forever We package to a child with cancer. The package includes a doll, book, wig, pediatric cancer awareness ribbon, and courage bead. All of these accessories can be purchased separately as well. The first child who ever received a Forever WE doll is now battling a relapse at St. Jude. Ten year old Mary Elizabeth, of

Chantel Adams and her husband Gavin have grace in their heart. Gavin is the lead pastor at Watermarke Church, a division of Andy Stanley’s Northpoint Ministries. Suzanne Taylor and Michelle Knapp, Co-Creators of discovered Forever We and were excited to profile this organization for Milton Magazine. is an insider’s guide to living Outside the Perimeter. 29

The Secret Art of the AUCTIONEER By Ryan Sedgwick Sedgwick Art Gallery

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the person shouting numbers at the front of the room is that they sure can talk fast. If you look a little past the fast speaking voice you’d notice that professional auctioneers provide a huge secret value to a non profit auction. They make you more money- who hasn’t seen the classic silent auction at their fundraiser? A smattering of donated items from local business and backers, maybe they stepped it up with a hired consignment company to provide memorabilia or art. While these auctions are a fun and easy way to raise money did you know that live auctions raise 3 times more?! Impartiality- one of the worst parts of a charity auction is the volunteer auctioneer. God bless their hearts. These brave souls stand in front of a crowd and do their best, but if things don’t go well at first they can get visibly disappointed and in the worst cases angry. This all to common and terribly uncomfortable situation can be avoided by bringing in a pro.

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By Sadi Rahman North Fulton School of Music

In today’s age of technology, do people still book studio time? Nowadays recording software is quite affordable if you know what you’re looking for or what to pirate (not that I condone pirating). Buy a Mac, a few speakers, some mics and cables and with a little setup you can have your very own DIY studio in your basement. So why pay $50-$150 an hour to book studio time? Seems unnecessary when a couple grand can get you a useable studio setup, right?

Wrong! What most people don’t get is that you’re paying for the expertise of the sound engineer and/or producer. Sure we can fiddle our way into recording tracks but can you record the music in a sound treated atmosphere to avoid extra noise and echo, mix all the tracks in a way that highlights specific parts of your instrument depending on the genre of music you are in, or add the right amount of effects to your vocal tracks with just enough reverb and delay to not sound cheesy or distorted?

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new music and help you organize the harmony of all your instruments mixed together. It’s also a great tool for practicing. After you figure out your song, go to a treated studio and have the engineer help you get what you want out of your recording. Trust me, you’ll notice the difference, and so will your fans. Sadi Rahman is the Director of Operations of Alpharetta-based Lucky Dog Studios and North Fulton School of Music. He is also a regional chairman of the Georgia Chapter of the National Federation of Music Clubs.

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I’m sure some of us can, but you’ve probably been working at this for years. Unfortunately, most of us cannot. This is what you’re paying for when you go to a professional recording studio. An atmosphere designed to get the most out of your sound with a guide to help you get what you want out of your music. Go ahead, record a track, now listen to the radio, compare the two, sound the same? Listen to where the vocals are, not too hot or too cold. Listen to how the guitars mix in with the drums and baseline. This is an art, and this is what your hard earned money goes to in a pro studio. Now I’m not saying getting a DIY home setup is a bad thing. Quite the contrary, a home setup will help you learn to understand various techniques used in recording. A home setup will allow you to setup scratch tracks for your


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Club Fitting: A Guide By Chris Wright, Director of Golf Alpharetta Athletic Club

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Like any professional, if you want to perform at your best… you need the right tools. Golf is no different! To get the most out of your golf swing, it is essential that you have consistency throughout your entire set of clubs. You do not have to be a great player to be a good candidate for a club fitting session. If you have a repeatable golf swing, a club fitting session is the best way, regardless of your skill level, to ensure that you are using a set of clubs designed specifically for your unique swing. It is important to remember that club fitting isn’t a magic bullet. The goal of golf club fitting is to help reduce the severity of the faults in your golf swing, minimize your shot dispersion and put the golf club in the best possible position at impact to strike the ball solidly and with accuracy. The end result creates more consistency in a player’s golf swing and increased opportunity to shoot lower scores. Because there are so many golf clubs on the market, start the process by trying several different brands and styles of golf clubs. You may want to choose clubs which feel more comfortable and visually appealing to you as an individual. A club that looks appealing at address can inspire confidence over each shot. Don’t become preoccupied with one partic32

ular brand just because your favorite tour player uses them! Club fitting is about finding what works best for you. Once you feel comfortable with your choice of clubs; it’s a good idea to focus on a particular area of your golf game when considering a club fitting session. Perhaps, start with your irons at one fitting session or narrow the focus to a specific club/clubs like your driver, fairway woods or wedges. A fitting session may cost as little as nothing to as much as a few hundred dollars depending on the type of fitting package and amount of time spent fitting the club or clubs. A good club fitting session will look at a number of factors including club length, lie angle, shaft characteristics and grip size. All these things must be considered in addition to the basic mechanics of your swing. Technology also plays a major role in club fitting. Certified club fitters can measure ball speed, flight, spin rates and even launch angles to determine your typical shot patterns. This data is cross-reference with thousands of club/shaft combinations to identify those that will enhance the performance of your swing. Club fitting takes all the guesswork out. The goal of every club fitting session is to improve upon the ability of each individual golfer to help them achieve their

Where to Play personal goals. Regardless of your skill level, every golfer can benefit from a custom golf club fitting. If you are interested in scheduling a club fitting session or simply enquire, you can now take advantage of the expertise available at the new NIKE Performance Center at Alpharetta Athletic Club. They have the ability to fit all major golf brands, and also offer re-gripping and club adjustment services. The fitting center is open to the public and certified fitting professionals are ready to assist you with any of your club fitting needs.

The Golf Club of Georgia 1 Golf Club Dr., 30005 Two Arthur Hills-designed courses, Lakeside and Creekside are distinctly different from each other offering the golfer enormous architectural, aesthetic and strategic variety. In 1999, Golf Digest honored Lakeside’s par-5, 607 yard 11th hole as one of “America’s Best 99 Golf Holes.” Alpharetta Athletic Club East 3430 Highway 9 N, 30004 www. 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. 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 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.

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.


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White Columns Country Club 300 Clubhouse Dr., 30004 www. This Tom Fazio designed golf course has consistently been rated one of the area’s top courses, guarded by towering pine trees and featuring large greens. Golfers will find deep bunkers and countless elevation changes as the course layout gradually increases in challenge and splendor building to a crescendo over the last final five holes. Atlanta National Golf Club 350 Tournament Players Dr., 30004 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.


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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.

Manor Golf and Country Club 15951 Manor Club Dr., 30004 www. Home to the only Tom Watson championship golf course in Georgia with 18 masterfully designed and memorable holes winding throughout hardwoods and towering pines, quiet lakes and streams. Seeped in the tradition of golf’s birthplace, Scotland, this course is extraordinary, boasting impeccable course conditioning and breathtaking vistas. 33






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La Casa

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Runway-Inspired: Fashion-Forward Elements to Dress Up a Room 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. 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 chair. 2.) Metallic accents: Many of our storage pieces feature metallic trim and hardware that we often custom design--we see it as the jewelry of a room. And we love mixing metals by using accessories in stainless steel, bronze, and brass together, in finishes from polished to satin. Prints and wall art that incorporate metallics are another way we like to add shimmer. 3.) 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. 4.) Fashion fabrics: A sofa in classic menswear tweed has always been a look we love—it’s timeless and adds subtle texture and color to a room. This season, chambray shirts influenced us to put a soft blue chambray slipcover on our made-for-relaxing Dr. Pitt sectional. We also found a fabulous faux black patent leather…you can see it on our iconic Major chair with a satin-brass frame. The combination gives the chair a great vintage-inspired look. 5.) Amethyst & crystal accessories: Seeing how stone or crystal necklaces enhance an outfit without overpowering it reminds us how much warmth and design interest natural elements from votive holders to bookends to objets contribute. With accessorizing, for us, less is more, so we try to find the right pieces. Let your personal attraction to a piece be one guide—but also look for pieces with quality—you’ve chosen beautiful well-made furniture, now your accents should reflect that. We often pick accents both pretty and practical—bowls, trays, boxes, candleholders—it’s a great way to keep organized and help prevent an overdone, cluttered look.

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City of Milton and City of Alpharetta Establish Regionalized Parks System

Thanks to a partnership with the City of Alpharetta Parks and Recreation Department, on Dec. 1 2012 Milton and Alpharetta established a regionalized parks system for both cities and dissolved all non-resident fees at current and future city facilities. According to the terms of the agreement, the cities will annually negotiate a variable maintenance fee - for 2012, the fee is $325,000. For that price, Milton residents can use all the City of Alpharetta programs and facilities they know and love without incurring non-resident fees, which can add as much as 75 percent to the cost of participating. Alpharetta residents may also use any current and future Milton facilities without incurring extra costs. Milton’s cost in the agreement will decrease incrementally as the city brings forward additional facilities and programs utilized by Alpharetta residents. Following is a list of frequently asked questions regarding registration for parks and recreation programs in Milton and Alpharetta. Please note: Milton’s established registration schedules will not change. I registered for an Alpharetta program online and it charged me fees. Can I get a refund? City of Milton residents who choose to register online for City of Alpharetta recreation programs during open 42

registration will be charged non-resident fees by the online software system. However, these non-resident fees shall be refunded upon request. City of Milton residents must e-mail recreation@alpharetta. to request refund of non-resident fees paid during online registration. The refund will be issued to the customer’s credit card. Once the refund has been processed, Alpharetta’s Parks and Recreation Department will e-mail a credit voucher to the customer. Can I register using priority registration? Priority registration for Alpharetta programs begin two weeks before open registration. Priority registration is for Milton and Alpharetta residents who participated in the same recreation program the previous year with the city offering the program. Milton residents must register in person during the two week period at Milton’s City Hall or online (for Milton programs) or any Alpharetta Recreation and Parks facility (for Alpharetta programs) during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday). Visit for registration sites.

When can non-priority Milton residents register? City of Milton residents who have not participated in a specific Alpharetta program may register one week before open registration. Milton residents may register in person at any Alpharetta Recreation and Parks facility during regular business hours, by fax, by mail, or by e-mailing a completed activity registration form available at to When is open registration? Open registration for Alpharetta programs is held two weeks after the start of priority registration. Registration methods available include online (for applicable programs), in person, by fax, by mail, or by e-mail. PARKS & REC STAFF Jim Cregge Parks and Recreation Director, 678-242-2489 Tom Gilliam Recreation Program Coordinator , 678-242-2519 For full information on all the City of Milton’s Parks and Recreation activities, including special events, recreation programs, sports by season and much more, check out the Parks and Recreation Activity Guide, available online or in printed form at Milton Parks and Recreation Facilities.

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


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

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 Commissioners purchased the land for $1.1 million in June 2012. To follow progress online or make comments on the design, please visit and look for “Building for the Future.” Please feel free to contact Gayle Holloman, Group Branch Manager, at 404-730-1830 or if you have any questions.

Hopewell House: Renovation Underway for New Senior Center Hopewell House Will Be on National Registry of Historic Homes, Be a Senior Center by Day and Special Events Facility for the City of Milton on Nights and Weekends.

The City of Milton held its first official

groundbreaking ceremony this past summer to celebrate the renovation of the Hopewell House, a Civil War-era home planned as a senior and event center. The 2.5 acre site, which contains the nearly 4,000-squarefoot, two-story home, dates back to at least the mid-1800s according to local historians. Newnan-based Headley Construction will handle all renovations to the home and site at a cost not to exceed $632,000.

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.

"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." According to Community Development Director Kathleen Field, SSNF will occupy the home during normal business 44

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Two MARTA Bus Lines in Milton The City of Milton has two MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) bus lines. The 143 Windward Park/ Ride travels Windward Parkway, Deerfield Parkway and Morris Road. The 185 Alpharetta/Holcomb Bridge Road route travels Ga. 9 and stops at the Windward Parkway Park and Ride. The closest rail line is available at the North Springs station, located off Ga. 400. Both lines go to this rail station. For full bus and rail schedules, visit How much does it cost to ride MARTA? MARTA is $2 for a one-way fare (no pennies). One-way fare: $2.50 ; 10 Trips: $25; 20 Trips (discounted price): $42.50; 7-Day Pass: $23.75 (unlimited rides for 7 consecutive days) 30-Day Pass: $95 (unlimited rides for 30 consecutive days) ; Elderly/Disabled Half-Fare (with card): $0.95

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

Rape/Aggression Defense Class

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


CPR Saturdays

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


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

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












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

default.aspx Principal: Edward Spurka PRIVATE SCHOOLS St. Francis High School 13440 Cogburn Road, Milton 678-339-9989, Headmaster: Collette Staak Chandler Academy 13580 Hopewell Road Milton 770-346-0509, Headmaster: Jack Hudson

Mill Springs Academy Northwestern Middle School 13660 New Providence Road Milton 12805 Birmingham Highway, Milton 770-360-1336, 770-667-2870, Robert W. Moore es/default.aspx Principal: Jasmine Kullar Kings Ridge Christian School 2765 Bethany Bend, Alpharetta HIGH SCHOOLS 770-754-5738, Milton High School 13025 Birmingham Highway, Milton 770-740-7000, Principal: Brian Jones

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Do You Have Lyme Disease? By Eileen Wrobleski

If you're suffering from chronic fatigue, pain, insomnia, abdominal issues or migrating symptoms that seem cyclical, Lyme disease might be the cause. With more than 300,000 new cases yearly in the U.S., some experts consider Lyme to be one of the most serious epidemics of our time. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, which is released into the blood through the bite of an infected tick or other insect. Fewer than half of new cases involve the presence of the bull’s-eye rash distinctive to Lyme, and initially the symptoms are flu like: headache, dizziness, fever, fatigue, and achy muscles. As it progresses, Borrelia’s corkscrew shape allows it to burrow into various body tissues, causing widely varying symptoms, depending on which organ it is inhabiting. It typically has one or more co-infections, the most common of which are Babesia, Bartonella, Erhlichia and FL1953. Borrelia may also live in biofilm, germs surrounded by a slimy substance that is difficult to dissipate, which explains why treatment tends to be lengthy and recurrence of symptoms occurs. Lyme disease can progress and linger for more than a decade and produce debilitating symptoms, including extreme fatigue, memory loss, muscle spasms, intermittent paralysis and vague neurological symptoms, like a buzzing feeling in the head or a crawling feeling under the skin. Known as “the great imitator,” Lyme mimics many other disorders, including multiple sclerosis, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, ALS, ADHD, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia, lupus and more. 52

by Eileen Wrobleski, ND, CNC, HHP

Despite debilitating symptoms, most Lyme patients have “normal” blood test results, because conventional tests rely on the presence of antibodies as evidence of infection, yet, cells infected with Lyme do not function properly and produce antibodies. This is called "the Lyme paradox," as treatment must be administered first so an immune reaction can be launched and antibodies can be detected. Many of the 100 strains of Borrelia have become antibiotic resistant, so long-term use of pharmaceuticals typically does not resolve Lyme, but disrupts gut flora and exposes the body to other pathogens and accompanying issues, such as candida overgrowth and dysbiosis. A gentler, more effective way to combat Lyme is with alternative treatment protocols, which might include ozone treatments; reducing exposure to microwave and wireless technologies (EMFs); addressing emotional and issues; reducing heavy metal load and ridding infections with targeted and cycled enzyme and herbal antimicrobial protocols; and addressing nutritional needs. Some studies show that herbal antimicrobial protocols are effective in improving the condition of 70 to 80 percent of advanced Lyme patients in four to six months, after the patients failed to improve on multiple courses of antibiotics. Eileen is a naturopath, certified nutritional counselor and lymphatic therapist. Her practice Abundant Life Wellness offers Zyto bioenergetic assessment, infrared modalities, homeopathics and botanicals. She and her family live in Milton.


Can Strength Training Reduce the Risk of

Osteoporosis? By Rachel Quiles, MS, RDN, LD

Yes. Doing strength training exercise can increase bone density and help prevent osteoporosis. Numerous scientific studies have shown that weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercise performed regularly can dramatically reduce the risk of fractures and increase bone density. In her book, Strong Women, Strong Bones, Miriam E. Nelson, PhD, of Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, explains that women who walk for exercise have stronger bones than women who don’t exercise at all. But, she says, “…the gentle stimulation of walking takes decades to produce effects.” On the other hand, Dr. Nelson’s own research showed that “...strength training just twice a week dramatically cuts the risk of fractures for postmenopausal women. After a year, participants gained bone in their hip and spine; they became stronger and their balance improved.” During weight-bearing exercise, the muscles and related tendons place tension on the bones as muscles contract to lift the weight. This action stimulates the body to lay down more bone. Bones and Osteoporosis According to The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), “Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones. It happens when you lose too much bone, make too little bone, or both. As a result, your bones become weak and may break from a minor fall or, in serious cases, even from simple actions, like sneezing or bumping into furniture.” Although bones appear to be solid, they actually have a porous, honeycomb-like structure. Healthy bone is about 65% mineral, primarily calcium, and bone tissue is in a continuous cycle of breakdown and remodeling. In growing 54

children and young adults, the bone-building process is happening faster than breakdown, resulting in a net increase in bone mass. However, this balance begins to shift at around age 25, after which we tend to lose bone mass faster than it is rebuilt. As bone density decreases, the spaces in the honeycomb-like structure become larger. If too much bone is lost and these spaces become too large, there is a greater risk of breaking a bone from a minor accident or fall. Although women, especially postmenopausal women, are at greater risk for developing osteoporosis, this bone disease is not gender specific. Men are at risk, too. If you think you are at increased risk for osteoporosis, it is important to discuss this with your doctor and develop a plan of action. What Do the Experts Recommend? The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends taking these steps to protect your bones: • Get enough calcium and vitamin D and eat a well-balanced diet • Engage in regular weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercise • Avoid smoking and limit alcohol Before starting an exercise program, consult your doctor. Resources: The National Osteoporosis Foundation, Nelson, M. (2000). Strong Women, Strong Bones. New York, NY: The Penguin Group

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Southern Grace

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Southern Grace National Queens

Southern Grace Pageants Founder & Director Melinda Rolader Bell

Butterflies in bellies, hot rollers in hair and smiles ready to sparkle. It’s Pageant Day! Milton Mom, Melinda Rolader Bell knows the feeling well. For ten years she competed in pageants. Now, she directs them. Bell founded Southern Grace Pageants in 2008 as a way to fund mission trips to Africa and Macedonia. Now her natural pageant system has grown and is a favorite for girls, baby to teen. “I love watching these girls grow up,” says Bell. “We had some start as babies, now they are in elementary school.” Backstage on pageant day, there’s a rainbow of dresses, and a whole lot of primping going on. In Bell’s system, girls under five wear short dresses, no make-up and nicely styled hair. Girls five and older wear long dresses and are allowed light make-up. “We want little girls to look like little girls,” says Bell. So what does it take to reign as queen? Judges look for poise, confidence and stage presence. Qualities that can also help develop leadership skills for life. "I’m not scared at all when I go on stage," says 5 year Madison. "It makes me feel so proud when they call my name.” Madison, a Milton Kindergartener, was bitten by the pageant bug last year. She is excited to represent her title this year, as one of Southern Grace's National Queens. 56

“Our National Queens are very involved in the community,” says Bell. “We collect for Toys for Tots, visit nursing homes, collect school supplies for teachers. We also do our 100% benefit pageant each year for Relay for Life.” Have a daughter who wants to rock the stage? Bell’s best advice, be prepared and do your homework. “Call the director, ask questions. Before you enter, watch a pageant first,” says Bell. Veteran Pageant Mom, Kayla Wood, advices to pick a dress to impress! “There are several ways to save money and cut corners but the dress isn't one of them. The dress is what judges see first.” Just like any activity, pageants take practice and lots of it! “You wouldn’t go into a football game without pads and a helmet! You don’t go to a pageant without your dress and heels,” says Bell. Ready to try a pageant, here are some of Southern Grace’s upcoming events: Miss Southern Grace Valentines Sunday 2/15 Miss Southern Grace Easter Saturday 3/14 Miss Holiday Explosion Saturday 4/25 A free pageant - great for beginners! Miss Southern Grace State & 4th of July Saturday 6/13

Let’s Party! By Susan Vojnovic

KIDS PARTY TIPS birthday party used to be simple. A cake, a few friends, some party hats and a game of pin the tail on the donkey for excitement. But throwing a party today for your little one can be much more complicated. It can raise your stress and budget to a whole new level. One cake isn't enough, now we have a have second one to smash! We don’t just invite our closest friends, we invite the entire class! Not bad things, just things that make your job as the party planner a little more difficult. Need some help?

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Let Them Eat Cake Expensive bakery cake or homemade – who is this cake for? If your child is young, you might have more adult guests than children. So go ahead and splurge on a fancy, delicious bakery cake for the grownups, but have a simple homemade smash cake or cupcakes for the birthday cutie and friends to pulverize. Expensive cake for everyone you say? OK, but younger kids will probably take one small bite and leave the rest, so cut small pieces for them! Better Than Goody Bags Don't waste money on bags of little trinkets that get thrown away, give one neat thing instead. How about a king-size candy bar? A flashlight or cowboy hat? Maybe some cute hair accessories or cozy, fuzzy socks? Pick something that goes with your theme and is age-appropriate, tie on a "thank you for coming to my party" tag and you're all

set! A craft made at the party can double as the take-home gift. Decorate a mason jar and fill with candies and trail mix, paint a real horse shoe and add a ribbon for hanging. Bottom line, if you’re going to spend money, make it something they might actually use or keep. Making Memories Before your guests arrive, take pictures of the cake, tables, decorations and guest of honor in his/her perfectly clean birthday outfit. To make sure you get in some pictures, hand your camera to a friend to snap candid pictures of you and your child during the party. Get a group shot of everyone in attendance and use it on your thank you notes. It makes a nice keepsake for guests to remember this special day with friends. Get Some Help If you just don't have the time or desire to pull off a party by yourself, look for great professional party places in and around your town. Book your time, invite your guests, and show up -- a good party facility will take care of the rest! Susan Vojnovic is the owner and creator of Raisin's Ranch Pony Parties. Since 2009 she and her daughter, Ava, have been party planning and entertaining children and families with their ponies, mini horses and sweet farm animals. Susan lives in Roswell with her husband and 3 children. Her farm and event facility are located at 17955 Birmingham Hwy in Milton, GA. 770-617-1521.


QUICK Tax Guide

The City of Milton’s Finance Department is responsible for the billing and collection of city property taxes. Your property tax bill provides you with a legal description of your property, taxable values, exemptions, and the calculation of your tax bill. The annual millage rate is 4.731, all of which is designated to fund general government operations. General information Ad valorem taxes, more commonly known as property taxes, are levied for city operations and maintenance. When you call the police or fire department, play in a park or eat at an inspected restaurant, you are using services paid for by your property taxes. Your taxes also pay for services to oversee development, protect water and air from pollution, repair and build roads, and much more. Property taxes are the largest source of revenue to fund these services that you count on every day. All real estate and personal property is taxable unless exempted by law. Real property is land and generally anything that is affixed to the land. Personal property is everything not considered real property and usually consists of inventory and fixtures used in conducting business. The basis for ad valorem taxation is the fair market value of the property. The tax is levied on the assessed value of the property which, by law, is established at 40 percent of the fair market value. The amount of tax is determined by the tax millage rate. Property tax deadlines Failure to receive a bill does not relieve you of the responsibility to make payment by the due date. Property tax notices are issued on a calendar year basis and are typically mailed 58

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

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





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ability Exemptions, property owners must file with the City of Milton between Jan. 1 and May 31 of each year. Applications received after May 31 will become eligible the following year. The following exemptions are offered: • Basic Homestead Exemption of $15,000 off the assessed value of your tax bill. (Applied for through Fulton County) • Senior Basic Exemption of $15,000 is available to residents’ age 65 or older on or before Jan. 1 of the year in which the application for exemption is submitted. (Applied for through City of Milton) • Additional $10,000 Senior Homestead is available to homeowners who meet certain income requirements and are 65 or older on or before Jan. 1 of the year in which the application for exemption is submitted. (Applied for through City of Milton) • Full Value Exemption is available to disabled residents and residents 70 or older on or before Jan. 1 of the year in which the application for exemption is submitted. Certain income qualifications apply for residents 70 or older. Proof of disability is required for disabled residents. (Applied for through City of Milton) Homestead exemption applications for senior or disabled citizens must be filed with the Finance De-partment by May 31 at 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Suite 107G, Milton, GA 30004. For additional information on eligibility of proper method of applying, contact the City of Milton at 678-2422500.City Hall is located in the Deerfield Professional Center, 13000 Deerfield Parkway, Suite 107, Milton, GA 30004. 59

real estate market update


Home Sales in 30004 STREET SUBDIVISION/NEIGHBORHOOD Manor Lake Court The Manor Watsons Bend The Manor Golf & Country Club Watsons Bend The Manor Golf and Country Clu Basnett Drive Crabapple Brook Freemanville Road None Eagles Circle White Columns Gated Freemanville Road None HIPWORTH Road LAKE HAVEN Knox Hill Drive Knox Landing Meadow King Court The Manor Golf And Country Clu Lake Mist Cove Providence at Atlanta National Gables Run Highgrove Atlanta ProvidenceCt Providence at Atlanta National Tramore Place Tramore Gables Run Highgrove Quayside Drive Kingsley Estates Dover Road Cedar Park Brandywine Trail Ruth's Farm Joanna Tae Court Holcombes Farm Waxmyrtle Road BLUE VALLEY Providence Lake Drive Providence Lake Champions View Pkw Champions View Treyburn ManorView white columns Gramercy Lane Gramercy Oakhurst LeafDrive Brookshade Morning Mountain Crooked Creek Petersford Way Kensington Farms North Valley Creek Preserve At North Valley Alpha Woods Blue Ridge Plantation Lillian Drive Emerson Hall North Brookshade Brookshade Highgrove Club WOOD VALLEY Blackrock Trace Reddstone Broadwell Road Crabapple Crossing Haven Mill Lane Glenhaven Danesfeld Drive Crabapple Crossing Belleterre Drive Belleterre Wolf Willow Close Crooked Creek Oakstone Glen Oakstone Glen Wood Branch Drive Lake Laurel Kentworth Lane CROOKED CREEK THE ENCLAVE Branyan Trail Crabapple Crossroads Waterside Drive WATERSIDE Woodlake Drive Lake Laurel Southfield Lane Southfield Briers Chute Brierfield Stillhouse Lane Waterside

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is a snapshot of homes in Milton which sold in December 2014 and January 2015. The invenotry of homes available for sale is still low; and buyers haver fewer listed homes to choose among. When a home goes on the market, if price and conditions are just right, then buyers act quickly. Is the price realistic for today’s market? Is the home updated and sparkling clean? Brought to our readers by:

Andraya Powell Associate Broker

Chris Hoffman Homes Solid Source Realty, Inc. 770-475-1130 X6774 c: 770-713-8828

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From the Lone Star State to the Big Apple, from the Ivory Coast of Africa to the untapped lands of South Dakota, Stewart Energy Resources, a global leader in retained executive search, is proud to call Milton home. President & CEO Brian S. Lossie has deep roots in Georgia, he’s a fifth generation native. “I grew up in Peachtree City and graduated from Tech. I started my first search firm specializing in the energy industry more than twenty years ago. Milton is the ideal community to raise a family and grow a business,” says Brian. Recognized since 2008 by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the top search firms in Atlanta, SER outgrew its office space and relocated to Braeburn in historic Crabapple. Inside its spacious new offices, the magic happens. Global energy companies are dealing with inflated demand and rising costs for their commodity and significant demand for experienced talent. SER works with organizations all over the world to provide top notch talent for executive level roles. “When I started this company, my word was my reputation. Client referrals grew this firm into an industry leader in the global market. Dedication to our craft and our unique relationship with industry leaders keeps us on top of the trends and talents in this ever changing market.”

family, Brian strives to extract the wisdom of his grandfather, William Stewart and father, Ronald Stewart and incorporate it into his business. The importance of family and a job well done is something he wants to pass on to his own children including the fourth Stewart, William Stewart II. “Public speaking and finance skills are two of the most important traits you can have in business. I tell my children, if you can speak well in front of a group of people and you have a good head for finances, you will do well.” When’s not placing executives or traveling, Brian enjoys giving back to the community. With children active in sports, you can find him coaching soccer and baseball and helping with golf and tennis swings. Brian and his wife Lisa have been married for 9 years. They are parents of three children ages 7,5 and 3 and are proud to call Milton their home for the past 8 years. Lisa is an Emmy Award winning former television writer/ producer who has traded in her pen for pampers and life in the burbs.

Family is important to Brian and it also plays a key role in his company. Named after four generations of “Stewarts” in his


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 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 Deerfield Chevron 13021 Deerfield Parkway 678-319-0096

Alpharetta Athletic Club East 3430 Highway 9 North 770-475-2300 Atlanta National 350 Tournament Players Drive 770-442-8801

Chapman Orthodontics 12220 Birmingham Hwy #50 770-664-6008

Georgia Golf Center 345 Cox Road 770-992-4233

Crabapple Dental 12670 Crabapple Road #110 678-319-0123

Manor Golf and Country Club 15951 Manor Club Drive 678-366-3886

STORAGE Public Storage 632 Highway 9 North 770-927-7931

DOCTOR OFFICES Emory at Milton 12970 Highway 9 North 770-754-4115

Trophy Club of Atlanta 15135 Hopewell Road 770-343-9700

Your Extra Attic 13700 Highway 9 North 770-346-8582

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

Shell Gas & Food Mart 12690 Crabapple Road 770-664-2248


Cansler Dental 12220 Birmingham Hwy #100 770-475-9095

Exxon Food mart 13020 Morris Road 678-366-1400


HEALTH/BEAUTY/SPORT DENTISTS Blue Valley Dental 980 Birmingham Road 678-507-0140

HOTELS Springhill Suites 12730 Deerfield Parkway 770-751-6900

White Columns Country Club 300 Club House Drive 770-343-9025 whitecolumnscountryclub. com MARTIAL ARTS

Karate Atlanta 13800 Highway 9 Suite 720 678-624-0506 INDIVIDUAL/FAMILY SERVICES Providence Senior Living 12775 Providence Road 770-317-8244 Southern Cross Mediation & Legal Nurse Consulting 310 Galloway View 770-317-8244 NAIL & HAIR SALONS Bagley Hair 631 Highway 9 North 770-751-8625 Bluegrass Nail Salon, Day Spa 13700 Highway 9 N Ste 400 770-777-1116 Le Grande Salon & Spa 980 Birmingham Road Su 712 678-526-6067 Planet Nail Spa 13055 Highway 9 North 770-740-0003 Regal Nails (inside Walmart)

5200 Windward Parkway 770-663-0408 Smartsyle Family Hair Salon (inside Walmart) 5200 Windward Parkway 678-339-0334 Sola Salon Studio 12872 Highway 9 North 404-705-9505



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

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

PERSONAL TRAINING Emeryfit 13920 Highway 9 North 770-751-7272

Scottsdale Farms 15639 Birmingham Highway 770-777-5875

Sports Clips Georgia 5250 Windward Parkway 770-751-9665

The Pilates Edge 15800 Birmingham Highway Suite 600 770-559-1073

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

SuperSlow Zone 12540 Broadwell Road, Suite 2103 678-691-2969

Wright Cuts Hair Salon 12505 Broadwell Road 770-410-0294

VETERINARIANS Crabapple Knoll Veterinary Clinic 12604 Crabapple Road 770-475-8272

OTHER HEALTH PRACTITIONERS Abundant Life Wellness 12670 Crabapple Road, Suite 200 770-663-7898 American HomeCare Associates 312 Harmony Court 678-456-3090 Ankle and Foot Centers of Georgia 13057 Highway 9 North 770-559-0348

For Eyes Optical 5230 Windward Parkway 678-537-0002

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

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

Bailey Farm & Gardens 255 Hickory Flat Road 770-663-4166

Milton Chiropractic/Massage 12540 Broadwell Road

Blossom & Bloom 14420 Birmingham Highway

Blimpie (inside Birmingham Shell) 15840 Birmingham Highway 770-740-9322 Blimpie (inside Walmart) 5200 Windward Parkway 770-406-9317 Bobby G’s Chicago Eatery 12990 Highway 9 North 770-772-0710 Brooklyn Joe’s Pizza 13065 Highway 9 North 770-754-0202 Cake World 12890 Highway 9 North 770-751-9990 Chick-fil-A 5180 Windward Parkway 770-410-3533 China Restaurant 13800 Highway 9 North 770-360-1383 China Sky 980 Birmingham Road 678-240-0200 Chipotle Mexican Grill 5250 Windward Parkway 678-867-9459

Domino’s Pizza 13695 Highway 9 North 770-664-9508 Edible Arrangements 13077 Highway 9 North 678-867-0611 El Azteca Mexican Restaurant 13800 Highway 9 North 678-867-9950 Express Wings & More 12872 Highway 9 North Suite 130 770-410-9399 Firehouse Subs 13087 Highway 9 North 770-664-7607 GoWaiter of Milton 12006 Deerfield Parkway Suite 100 404-348-4477 Grand Champion BBQ 12635 Crabapple Road Suite 210 770-993-4227 Ichiban Steak & Sushi 5306 Windward Parkway 770-772-6822 KFC 5150 Windward Parkway 678-393-8585 Madurai Foods, Inc. 12872 Highway 9 North Suite 250 678-368-4692 McDonald’s 5210 Windward Parkway 678-393-3317


Barrows Family Eye Care (inside Walmart) 5200 Windward Parkway 770-777-6872

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

RESTAURANTS/CATERING Bella Luna Cafe (inside Scottsdale Farms) 15639 Birmingham Highway 770-777-5875

‘Cue 13700 Highway 9 North Suite 300 770-667-0089

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails 800 Mayfield Road 63

770-817-0161 Nahm Thai Cuisine 5310 Windward Parkway 678-762-1818 Olde Blind Dog Pub 12650 Crabapple Road 678-624-1090 Panda Express 5230 Windward Parkway 770-663-3405 Ray’s New York Pizza 5230 Windward Parkway 770-521-0222 Ru San’s 13085 Highway 9 North 770-346-9020 Sarku Japan Teriyaki & Sushi Express 5304 Windward Parkway Suite A-102 770-667-6515 Subway 980 Birmingham Road 770-569-2995 Subway 13800 Highway 9 North Ste A 770-753-0330


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


Tokyo Sushi 980 Birmingham Rd Ste 303 678-240-0602 The Union Restaurant 14275 Providence Road 770-569-7767 Zaxby’s 13788 Highway 9 North 770-772-9356 Zola Italian Bistro

2955 Bethany Bend 770-360-5777 SERVICES ACCOUNTING/TAX PREP Deepak D. Mistry, CPA 13680 Highway 9 North Suite G100 678-366-1515 Manage My Taxes Inc: A Tax Preparation and E-File Service 3395 Archgate Court 404-492-7535 AUTOMOBILE SERVICES Cactus Car Wash 12905 Highway 9 North 770-343-9960 Katy’s Car Wash 12960 Highway 9 North 678-297-9215 Kauffman Tire 13792 Highway 9 North 678-240-4260

Howard Drobes, CPA 13440 Avensong Crossing 770-713-4810

9 North Tire 13689 Highway 9 North 770-521-9777

ADVERTISING Creative Advertising Group 410 Oak Hollow Court 770-777-4696

Milton Tire & Auto 12940 Highway 9 770-751-8485

ANIMAL SERVICES Atlanta Dog Trainer 12900 Freemanville Road 770-754-9178 Crabapple Beds & Bones 640 Dorris Road 770-754-1700 Macara Show Stables 1255 Birmingham Road 404-429-2839 Ruff House 12995 New Providence Road 770-619-4282 Wolfbrook Dog Club & Park 13665 New Providence Road 770-772-0440

BANKING Quantum National Bank 2905 Bethany Bend 678-889-4700 RBC Bank 12885 Highway 9 North 404-495-6210 Providence Bank 4955 Windward Pkwy 678-624-2265 CELLULAR/WIRELESS ACS Wireless 5230 Windward Pkwy Ste 107 770-569-0656 AT&T/Cingular Wireless 13065 Highway 9 North 678-526-6900

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

CHILD/DAY CARE Bright Horizon’s Children’s Centers 3105 Webb Road 678-393-2991

ART Atelierbelo 1085 Richmond Glen Circle 678-644-2527

Kids R Kids 13950 Highway 9 North 770-518-6868

Montessori Scholars Academy 13100 Morris Road 770-754-0777 Red Apple Montessori 3505 Bethany Bend 770-664-2869 Success Kids Learning Center 12920 Highway 9 North 770-475-5199 successkidslearningcenter. com CONSTRUCTION SERVICES Cook’s Construction Group 14700 Birmingham Highway 770-652-1101 CONSULTING Claravon Consulting Group 780 Gates Mill Way 678-823-8228 DRY CLEANING/LAUNDRY Clothing Care Cleaners 13800 Highway 9 North Ste U 770-777-2203 FINANCIAL PLANNING Union Hill Financial Planning 2625 Bethany Creek Court 770-361-3139 INSURANCE Brightway Insurance 980 Birmingham Road #723 770-375-2001 INTERIOR DESIGN Emiko Ferrer Designs LLC 165 Bay Colt Road 404-625-8509 LEGAL SERVICES The Stewart Law Practice, PC 13010 Morris Rd, Bldg 1 #600 678-630-1053 MAILING/SHIPPING SERVICES UPS Store 980 Birmingham Road #501 770-619-9424



OTHER SCHOOLS Atlanta Golf Academy 13700 Highway 9 North 770-331-3881


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PAINTING Five Star Painting 450 Northwood Cove 404-856-0407


C2 Education 5250 Windward Parkway 770-343-9950 Just for Giggles 12635 Crabapple Road 770-664-0555 Stars Athletic Club 14295 Birmingham Highway 678-366-9008

Milton Magazine 765B Mid Broadwell Road 404-606-0797

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

PHOTOGRAPHERS Blenco & Co Photography 765-B Mid Broadwell Road 404-323-7786

SHOPPING GROCERY/CONVENIENCE STORES Publix 13800 Highway 9 North 770-751-0312

The Home Depot 5300 Windward Parkway 678-339-0157 Hometown Carpet 790 Mayfield Road 770-569-2393 Kohl’s 13970 Highway 9 North 678-624-0164 Lofty Pearls Fine Linen & Gifts 755 Mid Broadwell Road 770-476-4090 The Mattress Firm 13045 Highway 9 N Ste 110 1-877-384-2903 Millie Huckaby’s American Country Antiques 770 Broadwell Road 770-663-6555 North Fulton Feed & Seed 12950 Highway 9 North 770-475-5572 Only Ewe & Cotton Too 12315 Crabapple Road

Sherwin Williams 13786 Highway 9 North 770-751-6561 Strathmore Carpets 12900 Highway 9 North Ste A 770-475-4496 Strawberry Fields: A Dana Gallery 1410 Summit Road 770-777-1707 Sweetland Outdoor Furniture & Swing Set Company 13674 Highway 9 North 770-569-7772 Target 13055 Highway 9 North 770-225-1780 Walmart 5200 Windward Parkway 770-772-9033 PACKAGE STORES All About Spirits 15840 Birmingham Highway Suite B 678-762-4778 Beverage Shop 13800 Highway 9 N Suite S 678-624-1313


PUBLIC RELATIONS Marketzing 12460 Crabapple Rd Ste 202-199 Publix 980 Birmingham Road 404-512-1217 770-751-5543 REAL ESTATE Brumbelow-Reese & GENERAL SHOPPING Associates Bath & Body Works 13685 Highway 9 North 13085 Highway 9 North 770-475-6817 678-366-2776 ERA Sunrise Realty 980 Birmingham Road #606 Edwin Watts Golf 770-720-1515 13069 Highway 9 North 770-442-3033 TRAVEL AGENCIES Cruise Planners Famous Footwear 732 Brookshade Parkway 13093 Highway 9 North 770-558-4767 678-624 0618 WorldwideXplorer, LLC Fry’s Electronics 678-243-0080 3065 Webb Road 678-280-0550 NEWS/PUBLISHING Gamestop 13005 Bethany Road 5230 Windward Parkway 770-653-0552 770-667-0154



Milton City Council Getting Involved in Local Government Builds Community Please feel free to attend a city council meeting – all are open to the public by law. Who is my City Council representative? Milton is served by six council members and a mayor elected at large (meaning by everyone) every four years. Visit to view a map of the city broken up by council districts to see who represents you. How are council members elected? City Council members are elected every four years and serve in staggered terms. They are elected by everyone in the city but must reside in the specific district they represent. The mayor can be from anywhere in the city. When and where are City Council meetings? City Council meetings take place at 6 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month, barring holidays, in City Council Chambers, which is at 13000 Deerfield Parkway Suite 107E. City Council also holds work sessions the second Monday of the month at the same time and place. Please check the city’s calendar for a full list of city-sponsored meetings and events. Any change in regularly scheduled council meetings or special called council meetings will be published in the Milton Herald, the city’s legal organ, and on the city’s online calendar. 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 Public Safety administration: 678-2422570; Non-emergency number: 678-2976300 Option 1 ELECTED OFFICIALS Joe Lockwood Mayor 678-242-2484 Karen Thurman Council District 1 678-242-2493 Matt Kunz Council District 2 678-242-2494 Bill Lusk Council District 3 678-242-2495 Burt Hewitt Council District 4 678-242-2497 Joe Longoria Council District 5 678-242-2498 Rick Mohrig

Council District 6 678-242-2496 STAFF LISTINGS, by name Nakia Alston Building Permit Technician 678-242-2545 Mark Aral Construction Inspector 678-242-2544 Ara Baronian Community Outreach Officer 678-242-2570 Jason Baswell Battalion Chief, Training (Fire) 678-242-2570 Wayne Boston Community Builder 678-242-2512 Bill Bourn Battalion Chief (Fire) 678-242-2570 Robert Buscemi City Architect 678-242-2607

Jeanette Citta Public Safety Administrative Assistant 678-242-2570 Jim Cregge Parks and Recreation Director 678-242-2489 Christine Doss Executive Aide to the City Manager, Mayor and City Council 678-242-2492 Robert Edgar, Fire Chief 678-242-2570 Brandy Edwards, Revenue Coordinator 678-242-2511 Danny Elliott , Battalion Chief (Fire) 678-242-2570 Matt Fallstrom Field Services Superintendent 678-242-2558 Kathleen Field Community Development Director 678-242-2555 Kathy Fies, Public Safety Records Clerk 67

678-242-2606 David Frizzell, IT Manager 678-242-2517 Tom Gilliam Recreation Program Coordinator 678-242-2519 Sudie Gordon , City Clerk 678-242-2522 Wade Greene , Building Official 678-242-2547 Brian Hansford, Chief Judge 678-242-2525 Stacy Harp, Receptionist 678-242-2500 Bernadette Harvill Administrative Services Manager 678-242-2510 John Huey Interim Police Chief 678-242-2570 Roth Hutcheson, Battalion Chief (Fire) 678-242-2570 Stacey Inglis, Finance Director 678-242-2508 Deidra Jones Code Enforcement Officer 678-242-2549 Jamila Jones Fire Department Administrative Assistant 678-242-2541 Angie Kapijimpanga, Citizen Responder 678-242-2562 Sarah LaDart Economic Development Manager 678-242-2534 68

Chris Lagerbloom, City Manager 678-242-2488 Brooke Lappin, Clerk of Court 678-242-2526 Mark Law Environmental Engineer/Arborist 678-242-2552

Liz Parrish , GIS Analyst 678-242-2515 Jammie Peters Public Safety Records Clerk 678-242-2570 Angela Rambeau, Planner 678-242-2539

Sara Leaders Transportation Engineer/Planner 678-242-2559

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

Wendy Lee Court Administrative Assistant 678-242-2525

Dawn Serff, Receptionist 678-242-2500

Carter Lucas, Public Works Director 678-242-2626 Robyn MacDonald Planner 678-242-2540 Matt Marietta, Fire Marshal 678-242-2604 Shawn McCarty Police Captain - Uniform Patrol Division 678-242-2570 Michele McIntosh-Ross, Planner 678-242-2538 Honor Motes Revenue Technician 678-242-2507 Roddy Motes Field Services Manager 678-242-2563

Rick Slay, Building Inspector 678-242-2582 Mark Stephens, Deputy Chief (Fire) 678-242-2570 Angela Thompson, Communications Manager 678-242-2530 Sam Trager, Human Resources Director 678-242-2516 Kim Trawick, Records Clerk 678-242-2528 Dawn Troke, Accountant 678-242-2568 Jason Wright Director of Innovation and Engagement 678-242-2523

Jane Nicely School Crossing Guard Nick O’Day GIS Manager 678-242-2515

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

5 Ways to Develop Mental Toughness By Amy Pazahanick, Director of Tennis at White Columns Country Club Anyone who has played tennis, for even a short period of time, knows full well that tennis is a very mental game. Here are some common areas where we see players, at all levels, falling short on the mental toughness scale: • Losing a match after being up by a large margin • Choking at pivotal moments • Losing to players who are at a distinct lower level, yet playing better against players who you perceive as “better” • Losing the first set at the speed of sound and not being able to regain control • Playing great in practices but never as good in a real match • Being overly affected (at the expense of your match) by the wind, the sun, your opponent, your opponents bad line call- intentional or unintentional (your opponent’s voice, their hair, their skirt --this list could go forever), noise, the court, ECT. The commonality is that these are things that you have no control over. If you have experienced any of the above phenomena in your tennis playing experience, to a large degree, it is not your physical skills that you need to focus, but rather your mental prowess. Five ways to develop more mental prowess: • Build confidence: Confidence is arguably THE FACTOR and nothing breeds confidence like action! This means that you have to practice to gain more confidence in match situations.

• Frame your mind for success: How would you play if you knew you were going to win? If you can play from that perspective, success is more likely to come your way • Cultivate a short term memory: Focus has to be in the present moment to achieve mental prowess on the court. The only point that you should be playing is the one at hand. Tennis players must have a very short term memory. In fact, it needs to be sixteen seconds long, just long enough to forget the last point you played, whether it well or not well. • Use your mental energy wisely: It is all about where you are placing your mental energy. You are the only person who has control over what you think about when you are on the court. Place your mental energy on: the present moment, things you can control: YOURSELF, enjoying the process • Keep the pressure low: The less pressure you put on yourself the better you will perform. I always used to play great tennis when I was physically sick because when I was ill, I had zero expectations of myself. Mentally work yourself into the proper state of mind. Amy is Director of Tennis at White Columns and Founder of Agape AcadAMY.




Better Together • 678-242-2512; The goal is to invest in people who are building welcoming communities where people with disabilities can lead good lives as true members of our community. Our purpose is to involve people of all abilities in enhancing and strengthening local communities by fostering genuine relationships.


Birmingham Falls Educational Foundation; Our goal is to create an exceptional educational experience for all Birmingham Falls Elementary School students by providing additional educational resources needed by our children. We work closely with the PTA to raise funds that can be allocated for programs and services that will benefit our children. Boy/Cub Scouts of America Troop/Pack 3000: Troop/Pack 1459: The Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating in citizenship and develops personal fitness. Two groups meet in Milton. Troop (Boy Scouts) and Pack (Cub Scouts) 3000 meet at Birming-

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 The association supports: the fall sports of football, volleyball, softball, cross country, cheerleading; the winter sports of swimming, wrestling, basketball, and cheerleading; and the spring sports of baseball, lacrosse, golf, soccer, gymnastics, tennis, and track. Canine Assistants • 770-664-7178 Canine Assistants is a non-profit organization dedicated to the training, placement and usage of service dogs to enhance and improve the lives of children and adults with physical disabilities and other special needs. Crabapple Community Association Established in January 2010 the Crabapple Community Association is made up of residents and businesses in the historic community of Crabapple. The Georgia Philharmonic • 770-664-7255; From our home

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

Hopewell Youth Association; The founders of this program built it on a philosophy that includes words like character, responsibility, sportsmanship and teamwork. They work to teach our children the game of baseball and all the valuable life lessons that can be learned while playing the game. Operates out of the City of Milton’s Bell Memorial Park. Milton Band Foundation • The Milton High School Band Foundation is an organization dedicated to furthering the success of the Milton Band Program. The Foundation’s primary purpose is to implement student-enrichment programs such as the Milton Band Student Mentor Program, as well as to solicit private and corporate donations to build a self-sustaining endowment. Milton Business Alliance; The mission is to promote and maintain a positive environment in which both new and existing Milton businesses can thrive. Milton Community Wildlife Habitat Project 678-242-2509; Launched the effort to have Milton named a “Community Wildlife Habitat” by the National Wildlife Federation. This committee will increase awareness of wildlife habitat conservation and make the City of Milton an even more wildlife friendly community. Milton Disability Awareness Committee 678-242-2522, Promotes the inclusion of persons of all abilities in every aspect of community life through education, advocacy and influence on public policy.

Milton Grows Green • 678-242-2509; A citizens’ committee advocating responsibly managed growth by conserving and protecting resources while preserving Milton’s heritage and natural landscape for future generations. Milton Touchdown Club

Milton-Windward Rotary Club 678-325-8050 • The City of Milton now has a Rotary Club to call its own. The former Windward Rotary Club looks forward to working with the City of Milton and the local schools in the upcoming months. Meetings are one hour on Mondays at noon for lunch at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 13560 Cogburn Road, Milton GA 30004. Northwestern Educational Foundation; 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 Cambridge High PTA Pages/PTA.aspx Cogburn Woods Elementary • Summit Hill Elementary PTA • Hopewell Middle PTA • Milton High PTA • Preserve Rural Milton Protect Milton • 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. Special Equestrians of Georgia 404-218-4008 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. LOCAL AREA NON-PROFITS Act Together Ministries 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 • 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 •; We work locally to identify students interested in spending a summer, semester or school year in a foreign country and help find local host families for these students. Alpharetta Book Club • 678-297-6140; Meets second Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Mansell House, 1835 Old Milton Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30009. Alpharetta Duplicate Bridge Club 770-272-2429 • Come meet the friendly folks at the best little bridge club in Georgia. We are located at 6250 Shiloh Road #30, Alpharetta, GA 30005. Alpharetta City Band • 770-475-9684 The Alpharetta City Band, under the direction of Bill Haynes, is a traditional community band made up of amateur musicians from the surrounding communities, and we invite those who play or have played an instrument to take part. Alpharetta Golden Age Club • 678-297-6140 Meets at 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of varying months at the Senior Activity Center, 13450 Cogburn Road Milton, GA 30004. Lunch and social meeting is the third Tuesday of varying months. Alpharetta Historical Society 770-475-4663 • Guided by its motto “Preserving the Past, in the Present, for the Future” its collections of Alpharetta and old Milton County historical and genealogical information have been recorded and archived at the historic Mansell House and Gardens, and are available for the public to view.


Milton Garden Club; Open to anyone with a passion for gardening and all things associated with it. Not only will we have guest speakers, but our aim is to share information and tips with each other. You do not have to be an experienced gardener to join us, we welcome every ability level. Provides financial and emotional support for the Milton Eagles football program.

Alpharetta Roswell Newcomers Club 678-318-1442 • Promotes a friendly transition to Alpharetta, Roswell and the surrounding areas and highlights the many cultural, 71

social and civic benefits of living here. Alpharetta Rotary Club • The Rotary Club of Alpharetta was chartered on March 23, 1983. Its membership is comprised of approximately 85 men and women representing a broad base of business and professional activities in our community. American Legion Post 201 770-475-9023 • Founded in 1946, Post 201 occupies 13 acres and exists to serve the country’s war veterans. It is home to a memorial that pays tribute to U.S. veterans, family and friends through a walkway of almost 8,000 bricks inscribed with the names of Georgians who served in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. American Legion Post 319 770-992-7744 • The purpose is to increase the popularity of our common interests. We also want to have fun while when we are together and working on projects. American Lung Association of Georgia 770-434-5864 The American Lung Association is the oldest voluntary health agency in the United States with a national office and 89 constituent and affiliate associations. AlphaFretters Dulcimer Group 770-667-0620 • Meets from 10 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Saturday each month at the Senior Activity Center, 13450 Cogburn Road Milton, GA 30004.


Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition 404-817-9994 • atlantaharmreduction. org; A community-based prevention and wellness organization committed to improving the overall health and well-being of marginalized individuals and communities. Belize Community Development Programs 770-662-0966 • Dedicated to improving school nutrition among primary schools in Belize, Central America; to have students plant, maintain and harvest produce, which, in turn, will be used to prepare school lunches. Business Network International Alpharetta Accelerator • Provides a positive, supportive, and structured environment to exchange quality business referrals. BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world. Cats In The Cradle• 678-910-6579 72; Dedicated to the rescue, care and placement of feral, stray and special needs cats and kittens. Chattahoochee Republican Women’s Club 770-596-4773 •; Meets on fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. (from September to April) at the Doubletree Hotel, 1075 Holcomb Bridge Road Roswell, GA 30076. Child Development Association 770-992-4339 •; Provides affordable childcare and early learning programs for preschool children of low-income families in the metro Atlanta area. Children Without A Voice USA 404-474-4020 • Children Without a Voice USA is dedicated to raising awareness and preventing crimes against children, child abuse and neglect through advocacy and education. Children’s Charities; Based in Milton, they raise funds through community events in order to support the greatest needs at Forsyth’s Urgent Care Center. Children’s Restoration Network 770-649-7117 • Children’s Restoration Network offers hope and support, enabling children and their mothers to break the cycle of homelessness by empowering them to become part of mainstream society as active, productive citizens. Companion Animal Connection 678-493-9847 • Companion Animal Connection was created in 2005 to assist families looking for the perfect companion animal. We have successfully found loving forever families for more than 1,000 dogs and cats! Creative Therapy Farm 770-360-9183 • Our program provides hippotherapy services to children who need occupational and physical therapy. Hippotherapy is a tool used by our therapists to achieve the maximum results for each of the children’s individual needs. Crossroads Career Network 678-405-2432 • Comprised of a network of member churches, we help people in our congregations and communities find jobs, careers and callings. We help in two ways: online career resources and on-theground career groups. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Georgia 404-325-6973 •

The mission is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease. Daughters of the American Revolution Bulloch Chapter • 770-521-1142 Martha Stewart Bulloch Chapter is active locally, regionally and nationally, committed to community service, and support of veterans and active troops, in events promoting patriotism and preservation of America’s history. Dog Hikers of Georgia • 770-992-2362 Meets at 10 a.m. on Sundays for a moderate hike in various locations. The Drake House 770-587-4712 • A crisis residential assessment center for homeless women and their children in the North Fulton area providing immediate residential housing combined with a program of services designed to provide stability for the family and assist them in working toward housing self sufficiency. Dreampower Therapeutic Equestrian Center • 770-720-1910; Our mission is to provide an equestrian therapeutic environment for physically and mentally challenged children and adults that allow them to explore and achieve basic life functions to the best of their abilities. Dudes ‘n Darlins Square Dance Club 770-490-5593 • Dances are 8 p.m. the third and fourth Friday of each month at Mountain View Community Center in Marietta. Dances are mainstream with announced plus lines and mixers between tips. Family Haven 440-250-2773 • A non-profit organization committed to enriching the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities through education, empowerment and community inclusion. Find A Way Home 678-381-2000 • The mission is to expand and to advocate for the availability of quality affordable housing within the North Fulton community. Through affordable housing asset management, education and advocacy, Foster Care Support Foundation 770-641-9591 • Our donation center gives free clothes, toys and safe infant equipment to foster children ages preemie infants to 18 years

old that are being raised on $12.75 to $14.25 per day. Foundation for Ensuring Access and Equity 678-395-5825 • A non-profit educational foundation committed to widening the pathway to college for all students, especially those from under-served and under-represented groups. Friends of Disabled Adults and Children 770-491-9014 • A statewide and national provider of home health care equipment: mobility aids and daily living devices for people with disabilities and the newly injured. Friends of the Alpharetta Library 770-740-2425 • Our mission is to enhance literary skills, to put books into people’s hands and homes and to promote the need for adequate library facilities.

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than 5,000 men through our web site.

Hospice Advantage 770-218-1997 • A Medicare, Medicaid Certified program providing superior end-of-life care services started to better serve the needs of terminally ill patients in the US.

Mentor Me North Georgia 678-341-8028 • info@mentormenorthga. org •; Our mission is to serve at risk children and youth, in need of positive role models, to help grow into healthy and productive adult members of our society and community.

Jennie Marie Thomas Foundation; Dedicated to creating programs and projects to empower people to ask for and receive win-win results in their relationships with government, church and businesses. Job Networking Group 404-518-1377 • Assists in resume writing, networking and interviewing skills. Meets the second and fourth Monday at 5:45 p.m., Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd. Roswell, GA 30075.

Georgia Regional Girls Choir • 678-836-5030 • A non-profit, non-denominational group dedicated to developing choral skills and producing professional quality music performances. For girls in the fourth through 12th grades.

Junior League of North Fulton 770-814-4345 •; An organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

German Shepherd Dog Rescue Group 404-431-6107 •; Funded entirely by donations, we find forever homes for German Shepherd dogs in need, placing over 200 dogs since 2004.

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

GROW Wildlife, Inc. 770-442-1400 • To encourage wildlife conservation by promoting and providing professional veterinary care, education and humane treatment of wildlife injured or disadvantaged by human activity.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society • The world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. LLS’s mission: cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Homestretch 770-642-9185 • A nonprofit, 501c(3) agency that offers assistance for homeless families with children in the North Fulton community. We provide safe, stable housing (in duplexes and townhomes), as well as life skills classes for families who have nowhere else to turn. Hope Care Home • 678-949-4673 Dedicated to improving the community through hope and love. They strive to make a difference in improvised communities, and to rebuild the breech with

The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra 770-623-8623 • •; Offers opportunities for qualified musicians and soloists to perform locally at the highest level. Manna Scholarship Fund, Inc. 678-480-4275 x107 • A non-profit organization dedicated to providing funds for residential and inpatient eating disorder treatment for individuals lacking insurance coverage or for those with inadequate insurance. The Men’s Health and Wellness Center 678-638-6388• We sponsor a Men’s Health EXPO and a run/walk to defeat prostate cancer. We distribute a quarterly newsletter to more

Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra 770-972-7388 •• A community-based youth orchestra founded to give young students an opportunity to continue musical education and a chance to perform in public. Middle East Bible Outreach 678-339-0296 • Our ministry focus includes: the equipping of lay and church leaders for Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Sudan, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon; the development of much needed Arabic language resources for the region; and community relief and development mainly in Lebanon, Sudan and Iraq. Muscular Dystrophy Association 770-621-9800 •; A voluntary health agency working to find treatments and cures for 43 neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services and public-health education. National Alliance on Mental Illness 678-446-5080 •; America’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. The National Christian Foundation 404-252-0100 • Founded in 1982, a nationwide network of local Christian Foundation affiliates have granted almost $1.5 billion to more than 20,000 churches, ministries and charitable organizations worldwide. National Kidney Foundation 770-452-1539 • A non-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to serving Georgians who are affected by kidney or urinary tract disease.


H.E.R.O. for Children, Inc. 404-236-7411 • A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of children infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre 678-297-2800 • • Focusing on the needs of its dancers as it conducts pre-professional classes for students ages 10 through 18 in ballet, pointe, character, drama/music theory and modern dance.


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 • A non-profit human service agency dedicated to preventing homelessness of individuals residing north of the Chattahoochee River in Fulton County (Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park and Roswell). NFCC assists families with basic needs such as food, rent and utilities, and clothing during short-term emergencies. North Fulton Democrats 404-303-9142 • The North Fulton Democrats strive to create an active, prepared and engaged grassroots field operation to drive voter turnout, residents’ participation and interaction, and elect democrats. North Fulton Optimist Club 404-375-7033 • Our purpose is to serve children and adults with “Special Needs” and to serve their families. North Fulton Rotary • 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.


Parent to Parent of Georgia 800-229-2038 • Provides one of the most meaningful sources of support -- another parent or family member who has experience living with a disability.


Pi Beta Phi Atlanta Alumnae Club The Atlanta Alumnae Club focuses on socializing, philanthropy and promoting the values of Pi Beta Phi in all aspects of our lives. SafeRide America 404-888-0887 • Serves public safety by providing proactive transportation solutions to help eliminate the two most common excuses given by impaired drivers: money and having their car with them. Sons of the American Revolution-

Piedmont Chapter • The leading male lineage society that perpetuates the ideals of the war for independence. As a historical, educational, and patriotic non-profit corporation, we seek to maintain and expand the meaning of patriotism, respect for our national symbols, the value of American citizenship and the unifying force of “e pluribus unum.” Senior Services North Fulton 770-993-1906 • A human services organization that provides case management, transportation, meals on wheels, homemaker services and referral services. SEWA International Atlanta • A charity organization entirely run by dedicated volunteers from all sections of the community working together to serve humanity. STAR House Foundation • 678-3064600; 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 • 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. Veterans Alliance Honor Guard The mission is to perform military funerals with full honors for any deceased veteran of Forsyth, Dawson, Lumpkin, North Fulton or Hall counties. Wildlife Rehabilitation Sanctuary of Ellijay • 706-276-2980 • wildlife@ellijay. com; Our mission is to advance the conservation of indigenous species and their habitats through wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, release and public education. The Young Democrats of North Fulton; 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 GA.


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Calendar of Events

FEB • MARCH • APRIL Feb. 14 • Saturday BOOK SIGNING “Friends and Fried Bologna Sandwiches” with local author & friend, Renea Winchester; 2:00 - 4:00 PM; Wine by Vino 100, Cheeses by Mary, at Cheeses and Mary, 12220 Birmingham Hwy, Su. 102-Bldg. 80,

Feb. 17 • Tuesday Alzheimers Symposium Join Milton’s Better Together Committee, Rotary Club of Milton-Alpharetta, Senior Services North Fulton and the Institute for Advanced Medical Research at City Hall for a free educational seminar covering the full spectrum of Alzheimer’s Disease. 10am to Noon in Council Chambers.

Feb. 21 • Saturday Grand Opening Broadwell Pavilion Help the City of Milton kick off the opening of its newest facility! Music, food trucks, and family fun! 4pm - 7pm, 12615 Broadwell Road, Milton 30004.

Feb. 26 Thursday Senior Swank and Photo Sessions 12220 Birmingham Hwy., Braeburn Village, Yellow Cottage #80 Calling all 2015 High School Seniors - it’s your time to shine! RSVP for this private party to celebrate your senior portraits! Bring a parent for this exclusive senior portrait shopping experience. Blencoe & Co. Photographic Arts, Hello Lovely, and Cheeses & Mary.

Feb. 28 • Saturday

Milton Mayor’s Run “Jog for a Cause” 7:30am at Freedom Park, Applications available at; $25 per runner through Feb. 14, $30 afterwards; includes t-shirt, food and fluids; Benefits Childhood Cancer Research: The Matthew Thibadeau Fund, The Olivia Graham Fund,The Keira Grace Fund.

March 7 • Saturday Paint and Chemical Collection Event Online pre-registration available at; Milton’s 3rd household paint and chemical collection will be held at Cambridge High School sponsored by the Milton Grows Green Committee. 9am to 1pm.

March 8 • Sunday

Committee (MDAC) and Canine Assistants present Community Pet Day at the Church. Pet blessings will be offered. Rescue groups, veterinarians, pet spas and specialty shops will be on hand, as well. 1:30pm - 4:30pm. 3315 Francis Road.

March 17 • Tuesday Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration! All day at Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub in Crabapple-drink specials, Irish entertainment, good community fun with friends. 12650 Crabapple Road; Milton.

March 22 Sunday “Hop & Hunt” Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails; A Crabapple tradition! Bring the family for Milton’s delicious brunch and stay for photos with the Easter Bunny, as well as an Egg Hunt brought to you by the Crabapple Community Association. Brunch & photo reservation required;

March 31 • Tuesday Business License Renewals Due! Renewal Packets were mailed December 14 and are due by March 31st. If you did not receive a packet, please stop by City Hall to complete your renewal.

April 18 • Saturday Earth Day 2015 Join area businesses, non-profits, community groups and more than 1,500 visitors celebrating Milton’s 6th Annual Earth Day Festival. Visit Friendship Park while learning about the environment and ways to protect it. Enjoy many activities: hands-on crafts, rope bridge, climbing wall, animal encounters. Many local businesses will be on hand providing food for sale and information on earth-friendly products and services. 12785 Birmingham Hwy. 11am to 3pm.

April 25 • Saturday Denim & Diamonds Gala 6pm, Shannondale Farm at 2395 Birmingham Rd., Milton; Tickets are $100 pp, Live Music, Dance Floor, Cocktails, Harry’s Farmer’s Market’s Dinner and Chef Competition, Silent Auction, Diamond Drop, Seating is Limited.

NEW EVENT: May 2 Saturday

Milton Jubilee in Crabapple at Broadwell Pavilion, 4pm to 10pm

Community Pet Day Community of Christ Church, the Milton Disability Awareness 76

White Columns Golf & Countr y Club TENNIS PROGRAM Juniors SPRING Programs

2015 WC SPRING JUNIOR TENNIS PROGRAMS JAN 12TH – MAY 8TH 16 WEEK PROGRAM ELITE TEAMS: This class is for elite tournament and high school players only. Elite Team I: 9th grade or up (14 +) Mon and Thurs 5-7PM 2X per week / 32 sessions: $880/$928 Elite Team II: 6th, 7th, or 8th grade (Ages 11 – 13) Mon and Thur 6-8PM 2X per week/ 32 sessions: $880/$928 Elite and High Performance Friday Drop In (11+) Fri 5:00-7:00pm; $28/$32 Per Session

HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAMS: These classes are for advanced players who compete in two-six tournaments a year and desire to play or try out for their high school team. High Performance Team I: (Age 12+) Mondays and Wednesdays 6-8PM 2X per week/ 32 sessions: $880/$928 High Performance Team II: (Ages9 – 11) Mon/Wed 4-6PM 2X week/ 32 sessions: $880/$928

QUICKSTART TEAMS: These classes are for players that have little to no experience.

DEVELOPMENT TEAMS: These classes are for intermediate level players who have some experience. Development Team I (ages 11-16) Tues/Thurs 5:30-7:00PM 2X per week/ 32 sessions: $720/$768 1X per week/ 16 sessions: $360/$384 Development Team II (ages 7-10) Tues/Thurs, 4:00-5:30PM 2X per week/ 32 sessions: $720/$768 1X per week/ 16 sessions: $360/$384

Green (ages 11+) Wed 6:30-8pm and Fri 5:00-6:30PM 2X per week/32 sessions: $720/$768 1X per week/ 16 sessions: $360/$384

Red (ages 4 - 6) Mon/Wed 4 – 5pm 2X per week/ 32 sessions: $480/ $544 1X per week/ 16 sessions: $240/$272 Orange (ages 7-10) Mon/Wed 5-6:30pm 2X per week/32 sessions: $720/$768 1X per week/ 16 sessions: $360/$384

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This is the Spring 2015 (Feb/Mar/April) issue of Milton Magazine and Newcomer's Guide published on behalf of the City of Milton, Georgia.

Milton Magazine Newcomer's Guide Spring 2015  

This is the Spring 2015 (Feb/Mar/April) issue of Milton Magazine and Newcomer's Guide published on behalf of the City of Milton, Georgia.