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Roswell FOOD & DRINK ISSUE

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Vol. 4, Issue 4

July | August 2018 A Local Life Publication

Good Taste Dining at The Big Ketch is an experience that involves all five senses. July / Aug 2018

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What a fabulous time we had putting this issue together! Our bi-annual ‘Food & Drink’ issue, we hope to encourage you more than ever to eat and drink locally.

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The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill kicks us off on page 10 with photos of its mouthwatering appetizers and world famous hot buttered lobster roll. Summer Sippin’ 2018 (page 14) is winding down, so be sure to vote by July 31. We give you a first-look at a brand new locally-owned restaurant, Chipper’s Club (page 34), which is opening on July 6. We all know Roswell loves her wine - so we made sure we gave you a heads up on the Roswell Wine Festival plans (p26 ) and the new Deep Roots Wine Market just opened on Canton Street (page 18).

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New this issue is the Live Music Guide (page 43) - compiled by our editors in response to multiple requests we have gotten from readers searching for restaurants that offer live music. If you have ever heard yourself saying, “I’ve lived here all my life but have never _____ (fill-in-the-blank),” then you’ll love our day-by-day plan (page 22) for an end of summer staycation, full of where to eat and what to do for seven days. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer - even though it’s just a few weeks away, I just cannot bring myself to admit that school is starting back up at the end of the month. Let’s not think about that for now. Sit back and enjoy your personal time flipping through the pages of this issue of Roswell Magazine. Let me hear from you!

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Inside

INSIDE this issue

Mayor’s

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SUMMER IN ROSWELL has officially begun! School is out and vacations are being planned and taken. However, you do not need to Mayor Lori Henry leave Roswell to enjoy the summer. There is so much to do in Roswell that having a staycation is easy.

Cover Story The Big Ketch Page 10

Publisher’s Post - 6 Mayor’s Minute - 7 Good Taste: The Big Ketch - 10 Summer Sippin’ 2018 - 14 People: Dana Gurela - 18 Vacation off 30A - 21 Staycation - 22 Roswell Wine Festival - 26 Artist Profiles - 28 High School Rowers - 30

Hillandale - Patrick Malloy Community - 32 Chipper’s Club - New Restaurant - 34 People: Tai Anderson - 39 Saving Mr. Bogart - 40 Crooked Wits Band - 42 Live Music Guide - 43 Young at Heart - 45 Ladies Who Tennis - 46 Shamrock and Peach - 48 NFCC Backpack Drive - 49 Last Word - RB - 50

If you love the outdoors, Roswell’s extensive trail system is a great way to enjoy nature and get some exercise in. We have more than 31 miles of trails throughout the city to explore. Another way to enjoy the natural beauty of Roswell is to spend time on the river. Renting a kayak or tubing down the river is a great way to spend an afternoon. The City of Roswell also hosts a number of family events throughout the summer. Roswell’s July 4th Extravaganza will be held at Roswell High School again this year and will feature live music, a kids’ zone, great food and, of course, the fireworks display. On the first Saturday of each month during the summer, Roswell hosts the Riverside Sounds concert series at 7 p.m. at Riverside Park. Bring your lawn chairs and blanket and come out and enjoy the evening. The City’s signature event during the summer months is Alive in Roswell. Held the third Thursday of the month, this street party on Canton Street is a great way to spend the evening with friends and family. There is so much to do here in Roswell during the summer that I cannot fit everything into this short article. However, if you visit roswellgov. com and pull up our calendar, you will find there is something for everyone to enjoy. Have a great summer! #LH


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Cover Story

Good Taste

Dining at The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill is an experience that involves all five senses.

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By Danielle Bartling

THERE IS JUST SOMETHING INHERENTLY wondrous about going to the beach, especially in the South. The light of the sun, the sound of the sea, the sensation of the sand, the smell of saltwater-- not to mention the taste of fresh seafood. This visceral combination has been serendipitously formed by nature, yet artfully recaptured in the form of a renowned local restaurant-- The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill. After achieving remarkable success in Buckhead-- their original home since 2010, The Big Ketch opened up a second location in Roswell in 2015. Despite being located roughly 250 miles away from the nearest beach (Tybee Island), The Big Ketch delivers the tastiest bits of the Southern coast to your table on Canton Street. This self-proclaimed “local beach house” arguably July / Aug 2018

serves fresher fare than many restaurants along the actual coastline. Here, each day brings new and perfectly-salted opportunities to your taste buds, as well as a different “Ketch”-of-the-day to the menu. The restaurant has been recognized time and time again for their world-famous hot buttered lobster rolls, not to mention the rest of their overwhelmingly fresh, ocean-sourced cuisine. They offer everything from steamed mussels, grilled oysters, lobster bisque and seared ahi tuna to southern-fried catfish, hush puppies and house shrimp and grits. But this is only a fraction of what all is offered. Keep it simple with jumbo lump crab cakes, or go back to basics with the classic fish-n-chips. Tickle

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your tastebuds with the Baja Style Fish Tacos, or nourish your body with the Green Goddess salad or the Asian quinoa superfood bowl. It’s pretty impossible to regret your order here; there’s something memorable and appreciable about everything on the menu--you could safely close your eyes and let your finger land somewhere random (that is, if you are free of food intolerances). Gluten-free guests still, however, have plenty of mouthwatering options. There is also an unforgettable half-shell oyster bar, live music, an elegant patio and a humble yet respectable dedication to complimentary boiled peanuts. Oyster hour lasts from 4 to 6PM Monday through Friday, offering a fifty-percent discounted dozen (dine-in only). Their specials include $12 “Burger and Brew” Mondays and half-off select wine bottle Tuesdays. The house drinks alone are next-level, crafted

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artfully by hand and seasonally garnished. With everything from beer and beachy bubbles to Basil 8s, Bloody Marys, Beach Bums, Buckhead Bettys and Easy Breezys, you are sure to discover your new drink. Through the end of July taste and vote for TBK’s Summer Sippin’ entry: The Pink Marlin, with Deep Eddy Ruby Red vodka, Aperol, fresh grapefruit juice, simple syrup, orange peel and mint sprig garnish. Every item on The Big Ketch menu has the potential to become a favorite; it has all been designed with refinement and attention to detail, keeping taste and freshness in mind. With breathtaking interiors by Atlanta’s own Marty Mason, the atmosphere is unapologetically luxurious, yet inviting and relaxing above all else. The Big Ketch is an aromatic and flavorful destination for families, friends or decompressing at the bar after a grueling work day; come

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visit this landlocked oasis, which doesn’t come off that way in any sense. Heed this gentle reminder that a Southern beach vacation is accessible via any street leading to downtown Roswell-- where you can experience the sweet, salty sentiment of a supper “by the C,” (as in Canton Street). The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill is owned and operated by Southern Proper Hospitality Group, in addition to a host of recognizable establishments like Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails, The Blind Pig Parlour Bay, Gypsy Kitchen, The Southern Gentleman, Chido & Padre’s, Beni’s Cubano and Tin Lizzy’s Cantina. The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill 1105 Canton Street, Roswell, GA 30075 www.thebigketch.com | (770) 993-5749

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Sip & Savor So good you can’t have just one (sip).

SUMMER SIPPIN’ June 1 - July 31 Help Choose Roswell’s Best Sip!

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Drink Local

It’s time to vote for Roswell’s Best Sip. Summer Sippin’ 2018 is shaking (and stirring) up to become a tight race. Which restaurant will take the top prize? Sponsored by Gas South and brought to us again by Roswell Inc, the economic development and business advocacy organization for the City of Roswell, Summer Sippin’ (June 1 - July 31) is the hot sister of winter’s Roswell Restaurant Week (in January). View all the participating restaurants and beckoning pictures of their cocktail concoctions at www.summersippin.com, or download the easy app ‘Summer Sippin Roswell’ on your phone. As easy as...

1 Go to App Store -FREE ‘Summer Sippin’ Roswell’

2 Pick a drink, click to read the recipe or share it

3 Try the drink then rate it with stars

“Get app,” and vote! Roswell Inc contracted with Canton app developer Kalon Creative to redesign the 2018 Summer Sippin’ app to provide patrons with a more user-friendly drink browsing and voting experience. Our editors took the app for a test sip and found it to be top quality, quick and easy to navigate. It’s both helpful and interesting providing the names, ingredients and ‘taste-full’ descriptions of each drink, taking just a couple of clicks to vote/rate the sips we savor. We must log in to vote, of course - contest integrity - but this seamless app allows us to do that with one touch through our Facebook ID. So sip up, ‘get app,’ and vote! Follow Summer Sippin’ on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and be sure to tag #summersippinroswell.

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Get the Summer Sippin’ App and Vote

1920 Tavern

Bistro VG

Boneyard Kitchen & Tap

C&S Chowder House

Ceviche

Crabapple Tavern

Crazy Love Coffee House

El Porton

The Fickle Pickle

Flyin’ Biscuit Cafe

Foundation Social Eatery

From the Earth Brewing

The Grub Gastro Pub

HOLA! Taqueria

Houck’s Grille

Hugo’s Oyster Bar

Ippolito’s

Lucky’s Burger & Brew

Marlow’s Tavern

The Mill Kitchen & Bar

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Get the Summer Sippin’ App and Vote

Monkey 68

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Osteria Mattone

Peach & the Porkchop

Plum Cafe

Roswell Provisions - Le Bistro

PURE Taqueria

Roux on Canton

Scooter’s Coffee

Stoney River Steakhouse

Sublime Tree

Sugar Shack in the Back

Table & Main

Tap & Six

Taqueria Tsunami

The Big Ketch

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Variant Brewing Co.

Vin 25

The Whisky Project

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People

Dana Gurela By Claire Murphy

Roswell resident, Dana Gurela opens Deep Roots Wine Market & Tasting Room on Canton Street

AFTER STUDYING, SIPPING AND WORKING in California wine country for five years, Dana Gurela has brought her expertise and passion for West Coast varietals back home to Georgia as the owner of recently opened Deep Roots Wine Market & Tasting Room at 1055 Canton Street. Roswell Interior Designer Tara Fust (www.tarafustdesign.com) helped capture a "California coastal" vibe for the decor. In an interview with San Francisco Wine School in April, Dana said, “As a hospitality professional in Napa, I loved to see how the guests' faces would light up when they tasted the wines, especially when paired with July / Aug 2018

amazing cheeses. I loved to explain the growing and harvesting process and show them around the winery as fermentation was underway. I truly enjoyed helping them understand each step of the process.” Deep Roots focuses exclusively on California wines Dana’s expertise - and includes a self-serve tasting room with pouring stations in which guests use pre-paid swipe cards to sample up to 24 wines. Dana ensures, “Everyone will feel at home at Deep Roots, whether you’re still learning about wine or eager to add bottles to your home collection.” www.deeprootswine.com.

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Road Trip

summer vacation By Claire Murphy

ONLY FOUR MORE WEEKS OF summer break - have you made it to the beach yet? Or if like me, you’re a ‘wait-until-the-last-minute’ girl, you now find yourself googling in search of a home or condo with any available dates. Our favorite destination - and just a six hour drive from Roswell - is the stretch of beach along the Florida panhandle called “30A,” which offers us everything we might possibly need for fun, yet peaceful vacations for all ages. Scenic Highway 30A is a 24 mile corridor from end to end which hugs the Gulf of Mexico coastline in Northwest Florida's Walton County. Sugar-white sand beaches, rare coastal dune lakes, nature preserves, seafood rivaling Charleston and dotted with quaint neighborhoods posing as small towns. The neighborhoods of 30A differ in age, look and feel, meaning there's one for every type of traveler. Even though we try not to cross too far over the journalistic integrity line by giving special referrals to our advertisers, we make an exception with our friend Janet Murphy of the Premier Property Group, who moved from Roswell a few years ago to make a home for her family off 30A. Contact Janet to see if she knows of any availability for your last minute beach trip. janetmurphyrealestate@ gmail.com. Ask her about these 30A communities she knows inside and out: Santa Rosa Beach, Grayton Beach, Watercolor, Seaside, Dune Allen, Seagrove, Inlet Beach, Gulf Place, Alys Beach, Seacrest Beach, Rosemary Beach, Blue Mountain, Sandestin, Seascape or Miramar. #CM www.janetmurphyrealestate.com

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Summer

STAYcation We often hear friends or neighbors say, “I’ve lived here all my life, but I’ve never been to ... (fillin-the-blank).” After working with the RCVB to produce their annual ‘Guide to Good Times,’

we found ourselves saying the same thing - so much to do and see in Roswell that we take for granted! So, we set out to write an itinerary for the dream summer staycation.

ACT LIKE A TOURIST By Claire Murphy

Substitute any meal for pizza: Wildslice, Johnny’s, Carlisles, Pizzeria Lucca, Zuzzu, Standard at Roswell or Your Pie. Substitute any evening activity with a movie: at Aurora Cineplex, Studio Movie Grill or Movie Tavern.

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Staycation

ITINERARY Day 1 - Saturday

Breakfast: Gracious Plenty Bakery and Breakfast Morning Excursion: Roswell Farmers Market Lunch: Light sandwich at The Fickle Pickle or Plum Street Cafe 3PM - Check in to the Doubletree Hotel This hotel is central to everything in Roswell and offers the right amount of vacation level luxury. Or for a little less stay at the Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express or Best Western Plus. After settling in and unpacking, go for a swim, then get ready to go out - take Uber to an early diner Dinner: French: Bistro VG or Pastis (If July 14 then enjoy French food on Bastille Day!) Evening Excursion: Riverside Sounds: Joe Alterman Quartet, 7 - 9PM, Free series produced by the City of Roswell’s Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department. If you take your staycation the next week then on July 14 you can take in live music by Matt Carroll at 9:30pm at Roux on Canton, instead. Hail an Uber back to the hotel and get a good night’s sleep to be ready for the week!

Day 2 - Sunday

Breakfast: Crazy Love Coffee House Morning: Get a racing start to the week and bring the family to Andretti Indoor Karting, which opens at 10AM. Lunch: Brunch at Peach and the Porkchop, Crabapple Tavern or Osteria Mattone Afternoon Excursion: Slip and Slide Extravaganza from 1 - 4PM at Garrard Landing Park - a free event that will offer three different age-appropriate slides. Free parking is available onsite. Donations are welcome and will benefit Roswell’s Adaptive Camps for Kids with Disabilities. Or, check out the

Parks & Rec calendar at roswellga.gov. Dinner: Seafood - The Big Ketch Evening Excursion: Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Sunday Concert Series. If you take your staycation the following week then on July 15 you can take in live music by Matt Carroll at 9:30pm at Roux on Canton, instead.

Day 3 - Monday

Breakfast: Thumbs Up Diner Morning Excursion: Garden Tour Mondays at Barrington Hall - 9:30AM Enjoy a free 30-minute tour of the gardens and historic plants on the grounds of Barrington Hall. Discover how the gardens have been restored, receive gardening tips, and learn about heirloom and native plants. No reservations necessary. Lunch: Sushi: Monkey 68, Pearl Raw Bar or Tokyo Bay Buffet Afternoon Excursion: Stop by the Roswell Visitors Center and pick up the Brewery Tour card (you’ll need that on Friday) and the Walking Tour brochure for the Historic District - take your time and spend the whole afternoon immersed in history Dinner: Peach and the Porkchop, dessert and relax back at the hotel

Day 4 - Tuesday

Breakfast: Scooter’s Coffee - Order their Summer Sippin’ entry! Morning Excursion: Butterfly Encounter Chattahoochee Nature Center Lunch: Chipper’s Club Afternoon Excursion: Art Around Roswell Sculpture Tour Dinner: Mill Kitchen & Bar just off of Roswell’s Town Square. Evening Excursion: Movie at Aurora Cineplex - Jurassic World at 7:50PM


Staycation Itinerary

Barrington Hall Eat, Shop, Eat, Play, Eat, Explore, Eat, Experience, Eat, Sleep

One of three historic house museums in the Southern Trilogy photo via wiki commons

Day 5 - Wednesday

Breakfast: Eggs Up Grill Morning Excursion: A Southern Trilogy - tour three amazing historic house museums Lunch: Houck’s Grille, Marlow’s Tavern or Boneyard’s Kitchen Afternoon Excursion: Stroll the art galleries and antique shops in the Historic District - but be sure to grab a quick pick-me-up mid-afternoon at Thousand Hills Coffee. Dinner: Osteria Mattone - delicious Roman fare while listening to Crooked Wits, a local trio acoustic band which plays on Wednesday evenings in the summertime. Evening Excursion: Walk over to Butter and Cream (until 10PM) for something sweet!

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Day 6 - Thursday

Breakfast: The Flying Biscuit Morning Excursion: Fringe Mini Golf Lunch: BBQ: Meating Street, GC BBQ, Moe’s Original or Spiced Right Ribhouse. Afternoon Excursion: Shopping! Downtown Roswell: Spirited, Honey Butter, Serendipity, La Bella Vie, Steel and Cotton, Roswell Provisions, Deep Roots Wine Market. Dinner: Mexican: Ceviche or El Porton Evening: Georgia Ensemble Theatre’s Ring of Fire, which tells the story of Johnny Cash through his music at the Ben Brady Pavilion on the grounds of the Chattahoochee Nature Center.

Day 7 - For Friday contact information, locations, websites and more details

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about these excursions: www.myroswellmagazine.com/staycation.


Breakfast: Another Broken Egg Morning Excursion: Untamed: More or Less at the Roswell Fine Arts Alliance in the East Roswell Park facilities.(thru 9/18) Lunch: Lucky’s Burgers or Grub Gastro Pub Early Afternoon: 1:30pm All Hands Productions presents a puppet show for the kids: The Reluctant Dragon at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. www.roswellcac.com Brewery Tour - Get your card stamped at each brewery so you can get your free collectors glass at the Welcome Center: start across the street with Variant Brewing Co, then walk a couple of blocks to Gate City Brewing Co., and then take the Roswell Trolley (which starts running at 5:30PM) to From the Earth Brewing Co. Dinner: A late, leisurely dinner at Foundation Social Eatery.


Drink Local

ROSWELL IS FOR

Wine Lovers

THE ROSWELL WINE FESTIVAL will return to Canton Street on Sunday,

October 7th. Last year’s festival sold out in days and featured over 250 palate

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pleasing wines from around the world and 70 local business participants.

TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE July 26th and be sure to mark your calendar because the event typically sells out in days. VIP ticketholders access the VIP tent early at 1PM with high end curated wines and general admission entrance begins at 2PM and runs until 5PM. Wine is not the sole focus of the event. The nonprofit selects a different local charity to fund each year. The 2018 festival will benefit the CDA (Children’s Development Association) located off Groveway in Roswell. The group is celebrating its 50th anniversary and offers early education programs for those in need. Past festival recipients have included: Keep Roswell Beautiful, Roswell Arts Fund, Friends of Roswell Parks, and the Roswell Fine Arts Alliance.

rewarding to see how the community has embraced the event. Each year we try to best the last which is fun, but also becomes more challenging.” Dwight Cunningham, co-founder adds “We’re spending more time than ever reviewing the wine selection for the event. We love to feature wines from all geographies and at a variety of price points. Whether you’re new or an oenophile, the festival is a fantastic way to explore your palate and refine your wine knowledge.” The festival’s restaurants sponsors include local favorites Osteria Mattone, Table & Main and Vin 25. Additional business sponsors include Roswell magazine, Exide Technologies, and many more. www.roswellwinefestival.com.

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Artist Spotlight

Roswell Artist Spotlights

Leslee Sorensen “Hope Hiking” TWICE EACH YEAR, the Roswell branch of Synovus Bank hosts two RFAA juried member shows: in May and in September. Leslee Sorensen and Sherry Hardage are two of the artists who will be featured in the upcoming GENESIS XXIV Juried Show in September - www.rfaa.org

GENESIS XXIV

A Juried Show by RFAA at Synovus Bank in September

By Danielle Bartling SINCE 1971, THE ROSWELL FINE ARTS ALLIANCE (RFAA) has worked to foster creativity and personal growth within the North Fulton community by means of art education, exhibitions and friendly competition. Members include emerging, professional and instructional artists. This nonprofit club makes a point to showcase artwork throughout the year at several venues (Fickle Pickle, Chattahoochee Nature Center, Uptown Cafe, the City Market, the East Roswell Library and July / Aug 2018

the Main Roswell Library). The RFAA has their own gallery inside the Roswell East Park Arts Center at 9100 Fouts Road.

Leslee Sorensen

Since the age of six, Leslee Sorensen has been gluing things to paper. “I would make little vignettes of Arizona, cutting mountains and cacti out of construc-

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Artist Spotlight

Sherry Hardage

Sherry Hardage

tion paper and [gluing] them to my dad's business cards. I later discovered my mom's hole puncher and started gluing punched holes to everything in sight,” Sorensen said.

“Working out of doors, especially near water, feeds my realistic work, and I find working back and forth between realistic and abstract keeps me always excited about being an artist,” she explained.

Sorensen added painting to her bucket list for retirement. She has been teaching both mediums at the Roswell Neighborhood Senior Center since 2011, though she prefers collage.

Hardage possesses the ability to find inspiration in almost everything she sees, whether “taking a walk in the woods [or] looking through a collection of stamps from around the world [she’s] had for years.” These stamps were the inspiration for an ongoing series of 15 small abstract collages (and counting). Sherry also runs her own art blog and sells her work online. #DB www.hardageart.com.

“Golden Waxwing”

“I never know what a finished picture is going to look like and I like the mystery of figuring out how to lay down the pieces. I primarily use different kinds of paper, but throw in cloth, string, feathers, junk jewelry pieces, etc., if they fit the work.” Sherry Hardage was once a high school teacher, but after retirement, she found her stride as an artist. For a decade, she has considered herself to be a serious one. Hardage now teaches acrylic and oil classes, and she enjoys “plein air,” or outdoor painting.

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“Iman Pastel”

Sherry Hardage

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High Schools

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Photos and column by Andy Piper

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YOUNG TALENT: Chattahoochee Rowing Three local area high school rowing clubs sent rowers to the prestigious

USRowing Youth Nationals held in June at Lake Natoma near Folsom, CA.

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WHETHER ON THE WATER, in the weight room, or on a rowing machine (often referred to as an erg), the typical high school rower trains 2-3 hours per day, 5-6 days a week for months at a time. Oar blades and rowers must act in unison to propel the boat forward 2000 meters, often doing so in 6-9 minutes. For this reason rowing is often considered the ultimate team sport.

full of trailers and shells (boats) in various stages of rigging. Continuing on, you hear the event announcers informing you of the current crews on the water, where they’re from, and how well they’re doing. You spot crews getting into/out of shells while waist high in the water – as it turns out, there are no docks to launch/ recover boats, just the shoreline.

This past June 8-10, the USRowing Youth Nationals were held at Lake Natoma near Folsom, CA. Three local area high school rowing clubs – Atlanta Junior Rowing Association (AJRA), Lake Lanier Rowing Club (LLRC), and Saint Andrew Rowing Club (SARC) – each sent rowers to this prestigious event. In case you were unable to attend, let me be your guide.

As you near the water, you discover that you’re approaching the finish line with its enormous orange buoys strung northward across the lake, paralleling Nimbus Dam located just a couple hundred yards to the west. The temperature is pleasant, often in the 60s to low 80s.

Upon entering the venue, you notice the parking lots

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Tents line the southern shore where thousands of families and rowers congregate. A noticeable buzz is

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in the air as only the top 378 crews from around the US are here competing in one of 18 sets of events; the excitement and cheers of encouragement elevate as the crews go past, first in a series of individual time trials, then in 133 head-to-head 2000m sprint races (with 17 photo-finishes) spread over the 3-day championship weekend. AJRA’s Men’s Youth 4x boat finished 6th in the country, while their Men’s Youth 8+ and Women’s Lightweight Youth 4+ crews both finished 15th in

their events. LLRC’s Women’s Youth 2x crew did well placing 9th in the country. Despite an oar coming apart during the time trials, the SARC Men’s Youth 4+ crew rallied to finish 14th in the country, while the SARC Women’s Youth 8+ crew ended the season finishing 19th in the country. Congratulations to these crews, the clubs and their coaches for such incredible achievements this year making it to USRowing Youth Nationals.

Local Youth Who Placed in USRowing Youth Nationals: ATLANTA JR ROWING ASSOC. (Roswell) AJRA Men’s Youth 4x (6th) Dylan Paul (Mount Vernon Presbyterian) William Smith (Roswell High) Alexander Missert (North Springs) Will Holt (Centennial High School) AJRA Men’s Youth 8+ (15th) Connor Slawin (Alpharetta High School) Oliver Babb (The Westminster Schools) Wesley Nourachi (Walton High School) Chris Halliwell (Dunwoody High School) Oscar Lee (Centennial High School) Barrett Varnson (Mill Creek High School) Ben Tallant (Wesleyan School) Jack Thomson (Pace Academy)

Info courtesy of Sarah Low, Executive Director of AJRA.

Sam Kukler (Woodward Academy) AJRA Women’s Lightweight 4+ (15th) Lily Lefter (Walton High School) Hannah Dean (Roswell High School) Faith Hopperton (Roswell High School) Brooke Carpenter (Roswell High School) Ashlyn Osborne (Roswell High School) LAKE LANIER ROWING CLUB LLRC Women’s 2x (9th) Anna Luttrell (Habersham High School) Grace Trujillo (Lanier High School) ST ANDREWS ROWING CLUB (Roswell) SARC Men’s Youth 4+ (14th)

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Finn Koran (Walton High School) Jake Harris (Chattahoochee High School) Scott Seddon (Lassiter High School) Noah Piper (Roswell High School) Cody Hawkins (Lassiter High School) SARC Women’s Youth 8+ (19th) Grace Murdock (Milton High School) Paris Burbine (Cambridge High School) Madison Stafford (Walton High School) Laura Nelson (Centennial High School) Brianna Brysacz (Blessed Trinity) Lucy Turner (Centennial High School) Emily Ames (Walton High School) Virginia Cason (Woodstock High School) Sarah Cronin (Centennial High School)


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New Restaurant

A fantastic new restaurant opens this month!

CHIPPER’S CLUB

Family-style ‘refined-casual’ restaurant opens this month in the heart of Historic Roswell - 659 Atlanta Street, between City Hall and the Town Square. By Logan Busbee and Claire Murphy

ROSWELL CAN BOAST THAT IN THE LAST YEAR, 10+ new restaurants have opened within its borders yet our favorites are the ones born from the dreams of local individuals who have spent most of their lives here. There is a subtle underlying mission with these entrepreneurs, an intangible, ever-present drive to improve this community through their efforts. When we heard Chipper Gronholm - a well-known, successful local real estate professional with a long resume of community involvement - was opening a new restaurant in a familiar old building, we were thrilled. The attention-hungry white building on Atlanta Street in the heart of Historic Roswell has been sitting empty since the previous restaurant - Fish Camp - closed its

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doors. Right now it’s a hub of activity as the team finalizes the many details prior to a soft opening on July 5. The interior of the restaurant has a comforting modern farmhouse look, which is both relaxed and sophisticated. The butcher block tables in bamboo wood tones collaborate with this motif by providing a light, natural feel to the space. A Roswell native, and graduate of Roswell High School, Chipper had always dreamed of opening a small and casual restaurant, which would offer guests a refined and polished dining experience, yet be hosted in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. In other words, a place where discerning diners enjoy prettily presented, delicious meals with quality ingredients enjoyed ‘come as you are.’

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Eat Local

659 Atlanta Street Roswell, GA 30075 www.chippersclub.com

Chili Mac with Chorizo- a creamy pimento cheese blend cooked with elbow macaroni, Mexican style chorizo, topped with butter bread crumbs and a pepper and onion escabeche

When the opportunity arrived to open a restaurant in this location, Chipper went into action, finding local partners to help put practical application to his vision. The building renovation has been intense, but locals will be quite pleased with the makeover. Carl Thompson and his wife, Destiny, jumped at the chance to partner up and formulated a deliberate plan to create an atmosphere where everybody can feel ‘at home.’ The couple has over 30 years of restaurant and hospitality experience. Carl’s passion for connecting July / Aug 2018

with people and Destiny’s flare for customer service combine beautifully. This duo adds customer - centric critical skillsets to the ownership team, which is critical to a restaurant’s success. Executive Chef Mike Gambini had 18 years of cooking and executive experience when he was snatched by Chipper’s to conceptualize the menu and create delicious comfort food locals will crave. Early in his culinary education, he traveled throughout the Southeast and California, as well as extensively in

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Mexico, where he perfected his techniques and his personal culinary style which fuses southern flavors with spices and worldly influences. Chef Mike’s menu features grilled, simple dishes, contemporary and southern sides and breaded items. We can’t wait to taste his version of Shrimp & Grits -several restaurants in Roswell offer this item, but each exhibits its chef’s distinct style. This dish incorporates fresh, local Georgia shrimp, corn, okra, bell peppers and caramelized onions, and its kick results from a special, Louisiana-style sauce. When Chipper’s opens on July 6 - with live music on the shaded patio - one of the first items we will sample will be the fried green tomatoes, as these, too, can be prepared in a variety of ways depending on a chef’s personality and perspective. The green tomatoes are sourced locally, fried, topped with a sweet and spicy apricot and habanero jelly and finished with sprinkled goat cheese. Yum!

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Chipper tells us, “Our goal with this place is to create an experience of local, old-school dining with a menu featuring traditional standbys - like club sandwiches, burgers and fries, as well as new and exciting dishes. Every person who walks in our door will feel like he or she is part of our family. Our smiling servers and professional staff will ensure Chipper’s becomes a ‘go-to’ place for local families and friends to gather.” Chipper, Carl, Destiny and Chef Mike are united in their primary objective for the new place: to create a welcoming and warm atmosphere where families and friends can relax and enjoy delicious food among lots of familiar faces.

moDeRn SPiRit. Southern Soul. www.visitroswellga.com Participants must be 21 years of age or older to be served or sold craft beer or to receive the collectors glass. Historic Roswell CVB does not serve or sell alcoholic beverages. We are a destination marketing organization that promotes Roswell attractions. We encourage those who participate in this special promotion to drink responsibly and to use a designated driver who is not drinking.

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Familiar Faces

Tai Anderson By Claire Murphy

“I use my voice to amplify others. I see what is possible where it does not yet exist. I like to motivate others to bring their best work, and never stifle creativity.” • 1994 Roswell High School Graduate • Father of 2018 Roswell High School Graduate • Founding Member, bass player, marketing guru for GRAMMY Award winning Christian rock group of Third Day, before leaving in 2015 to focus on his own family and his own community • Podcaster - www.taispeak.com - you’ve got to listen to the “Why I Love Roswell” video. • Collaborator on Positively Roswell, a 501(c)(4) organized in the state of Georgia as a citizen action group formed in 2017 that seeks to enhance the level of citizenry engagement in Roswell one of the many initiatives is live streaming City Council meetings www.positivelyroswell.org • Regional Marketing Manager at Supreme Lending Southeast - www.supremesouth.com July / Aug 2018

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Pets

Saving

Mr. Bogart By Lisa Pepper

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ONCE IN A WHILE WE ARE BLESSED to meet individuals who are truly dedicated to their mission in life. When I had an emergency with a stray cat I’d become very attached to, Dr Kim of East Roswell Vet Hospital and Kristi Grieco of All About Cats went above and beyond the call of duty. Here is the story of Bogart. While my husband Dalton is a confirmed “dog person,” I have always loved cats. Having recently lost both our beloved border collie Bear and tabby cat Sassy, we were missing a four-legged presence in our family. Then one day, into our lives walked Bogart: the coolest cat with beautiful black hair and Sprite-bottle green eyes. He had a routine with us: he would pop up, eat a little food, hang out for a while, and then disappear again. Then one day, he popped back up, but something was terribly wrong. His front left leg was absolutely in July / Aug 2018

tatters. Given the situation, not knowing whose pet he was (he was obviously not feral), we were momentarily at a loss for what to do, but knew we had to do something. As God would have it, that same morning I had received an email from Kristy Grieco with All About Cats, a rescue and adoption organization based in Roswell. Instinctively, I picked up the phone and called her. Kristi didn’t hesitate, she said that if we could get Bogart into a pet carrier, to take him immediately to Dr Kim van Beuren at East Roswell Vet Hospital. There is no doubt we did the right thing. Dr Kim is a most special veterinarian, the perfect combination of a highly skilled doctor, with a true love for animals that is so evident. She has surrounded herself with a fantastic staff that shares her passion. (Please take a moment to read about them at www.ervethosp.com.) She put all of her expertise and compassion to work on Bogart.

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ALL ABOUT CATS RESCUE

Bogart’s injury was so severe, there was every chance his leg could not be saved. After weeks of intensive care, and the use of cutting-edge technology, Dr Kim performed what I consider a miracle: she saved Bogart’s leg.

A Roswell based nonprofit that rescues cats and kittens from high-kill local shelters.

Having confirmed an owner could not be located, we agreed to adopt Bogart permanently. Today, he runs around like nothing ever happened, the happiest cat in the world (properly microchipped of course!).

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We are one happy family, and owe many heartfelt thanks to Dr. Kim and Kristi. #LP

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Here’s how to help> Dr. Kim van Beuren East Roswell Vet Hospital 1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd, #110 Roswell GA 30076 www.ervethosp.com July / Aug 2018

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Local Music

Crooked Wits Hear CW every Wednesday this summer at Osteria Mattone, 6:30PM

SPENCER HARDEE (center) was born in Roswell and today, in addition to his music with Crooked Wits, he is a physics teacher at Centennial High School and its Lacrosse Coach.

Logan Busbee is a new freelance writer for Roswell Magazine.He attends high school in Roswell and publishes to an online content website regularly to perfect his craft.

By Logan Busbee

IT’S DIFFICULT TO LOVE SOMETHING with such a variety of types, but music manages to do just that. Music can be enjoyed by anybody, and with the vast amount of genres, there’s a certain kind of music for everybody.

The thing that sets Crooked Wits apart from other cover bands is the range of music they play: Grateful Dead, Elton John, The Steel Drivers and the like. This is in addition to their own original music, making a truly unique sound and set list.

For some people, just listening to music isn’t enough, and they decide to create their own songs or perform cover songs they enjoy. One such group, Crooked Wits, has made its home here in Roswell.

Spencer Hardee was born and raised right here in Roswell. He plays mostly guitar, but also enjoys the mandolin and harmonica. Not only is he part of this talented trio, he is also a physics teacher at Centennial High School, as well as its lacrosse coach.

Featuring Spencer Hardee, Maggie O’Connor and Stevie Jackson, Crooked Wits specializes in acoustic music and covers. The three met while attending Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina. After bonding over their love of music, they decided to create their band. During the summers between Spring and Fall semesters, they settled in Black Mountain, North Carolina. They played frequently at an old watering hole, The Pump. However, they now play in Roswell and throughout metro Atlanta at breweries, bars, and private events. July / Aug 2018

Hardee isn’t the only member of Crooked Wits to live nearby, as both Stevie Jackson (lead guitar and vocals) and Maggie O'Connor (violin and fiddle) now live here, too. Stevie is an economics teacher and football coach. When Maggie steps out of the spotlight of CW, she enjoys hanging with her husband and their dog, Blue. Thier music is their passion. To enjoy their music, you can hear them live this summer at Osteria Mattone on Canton St. from 6:30 - 9:00pm every wednesday through August. www.crookedwits.com #LB

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Roswell’s

Live Music guide

A Roswell Magazine favorite, Jon Oswald is one of the musicians performing in The Grub Gastro Pub’s upper room on the weekends.

FYI - Please check the restaurants’ social media pages for changes or updates to these listings!

Peach & the Porkchop

www.peachandtheporkchop.com June 16, Aug 11 and Sept 15, 6- 9:30PM | Join Peach and the Porkchop for the last leg of the “Good Hand Gets Peachy” tour. The Good Hand will be performing on the patio.

From The Earth Brewing Co.

www.ftebrewing.com Thursdays this June through July, 6:30- 9:30PM. The Live Music Thursdays series is free with duos or trios. Tyler Neal Band, Danny Hutchens, Donna Hopkins, Jimmy Dormire, Darren Stanley, Ralph Roddenbery, Ted Norton, Scott Nicholson, Chip Jones and Wes McElmoyle.

The Mill Kitchen & Bar

www.themillkitchenandbar.com | Thurs & Sat, 6PM

The Big Ketch | www.thebigketch.com Thursdays

through Sundays, at various times during the afternoon. Fridays and Saturdays at 6PM | Roswell’s “local beach house” offers live music 4 days out of the week, and outdoor seating is available. Acts include Ace Suggs, Joe Garner, Kali J, and Noah Cothern.

Osteria Mattone | www.osteriamattone.com

Every Wednesday through the end of summer (June through August), 6:30- 9PM | The Crooked Wits will be performing on the patio this summer, playing “acoustic music for the people.”


Listen Local

One of the acts playing at Houck’s Grille this summer: The Reckless. Band members include Dennis Dupree, Jimmy Chaos, Kevin Dugan, Rick Nelligan and Jason Maltz.

Adele’s on Canton | www.adelescajun.com | Friday & Saturday, 7 - 10PM

Pastis | www.pastisroswell.com

Crazy Love Coffee House | www.crazylove.coffee Friday Nights Live, 7:30- 9:30PM

Tuesdays through Saturdays, 6- 9:00PM (Easy Listening) | Fridays, 10PM- 1:00AM (Rock/Pop) Saturdays, 10PM- 1:00AM (Atlanta Soul/R&B/Pop) Sundays, 7- 10:00PM (Jabari Grover Trio; R&B/Pop)

The Grub Gastro Pub | www.gastropubroswell.com

VIN25 | www.vin25.com

Fridays and Saturdays, 8- 11:00PM Live entertainment is presented in The Grub’s Upper Room each weekend. Acts include Kevin Wyglad, The Way Back Band, Jon Oswald, Taylor May’D, John McKnight, Georgia Back Porch Band, Al Urezzio, Judy Browne and Acoustical Left.

Friday and Saturdays, 7- 10PM (weather permitting)

Gate City Brewing Company

music on Wednesdays

www.gatecitybrewingcompany.com/ Fridays and Saturdays, June through August, 710:00PM. | Acts include the Pussywillows, Honeywood, Ezra Jacob, What? Brass Band, Marty Manous, Fire & the Knife, Sezessionville Road, Uncle Ben’s Remedy, Trevor Carter Band and more.

Houck’s Grille | www.houcksgrille.com | Fridays

Boneyard Kitchen & Tap

NOCA Eatery & Bar | www.nocaeatery.com | Live

and Saturdays, 8:00PM | The entertainment room opens at 6 PM; music begins at 8 PM (RSVPs welcome). Banks & Shane, Mike Veal Band, GLOW, Band X, Last Call Band, Seven Sons, Reckless, The Sock Hops, Thr Roosters, Project Detour, Suburban Angst and more!

HOLA! Taqueria & Bar | www.holaroswell.com

Every Wednesday and Saturday during June, 7:30PM July / Aug 2018

www.boneyardkitchentap.com Acoustic duos Fridays and Saturday nights! Check FB for weekly lineup.

Roux on Canton

www.rouxoncanton.com Live bands every Friday and Saturday night in the summer at 9:30PM. Check website for weekly lineup.

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Generational Topics

YOUNG

at heart

By Debra Boice Debra is a freelance writer for RM focused on generational topics. She likes to design circular gardens that are safe for honey bees, kids and pets.

Two memorable Experiences at Roswell Churches

with me after my husband’d death. They were my rocks as my bird, cat and I grieved. A vet told me that a bird actually grieves more than a cat when its master has passed.

When I met Howard that day he said “I’m buying a little bank, and I want you on my team.” - Thus began my mortgage career that blossomed and flourished over the next 3 decades.

The minister of Roswell United Methodist Church at the time had prepared a beautiful service.

In l986, a good friend took me as her guest to Northside Baptist Church to introduce me to Howard Chatham, who was a prominent builder in Roswell.

Learning from the best and then fine-tuning my God-given talents helped me develop skills to stay in the game of life - and the “game of business!” In January of l997, a bittersweet and spirit-stretching period of my life began to unfold, as I planned my husband’s memorial service at Roswell Funeral Home. My sister and my niece flew in from Colorado to be YO U R

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Before driving away from the church, I carefully placed the purple box, which held John’s ashes, in the back seat. An irony struck me, and I looked at my sister and softly said, “I don’t think John’s ever ridden in the back.” We both laughed through our tears. It is said we must find humor - especially in the darkest times - so that we can heal. I came to better understand this wise counsel because I believe that in the brief moment of laugher my sister and I shared, I felt I had been lifted up. AWAY

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First Person

After 13 years on the women's tennis league scene here in Roswell, Belinda Smith decided to share some of her experiences, as well as stories inspired by her fellow raucous, sassy, sometimes irreverent, sweet and salty teammates. Always drama. Always Controversy. But, most of all good, plain fun. Check out more at her blog www.ladieswhotennis.com.

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By Belinda Smith

I HAD A LONG OVERDUE breakfast with a friend today. I knew she’d have a gem for me and she did. Ruth started by telling me about her recent singles match. First off, my hat’s off to all of you ladies who are somewhere within a decade of me, and are still battling it out between the singles lines. Those days are long gone for me. Singles used to be my thing. It used to be my jam. But truthfully, I’m not even a little jelly. I like knowing I have a partner to depend on, to strategize with, to retrieve my first serves which I often pelt at the net. She told me that she took her singles opponent through a challenging 3-setter. Not a favorite thing to do down here in Atlanta, where even the cloud covered, late spring sky brings no relief from the heat. Instead, it replaces the hot temps with viscous humidity so stifling that if it weren’t for red faces and drenched clothing, you might get away with telling people you’d just stepped out of the shower.

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But get this, they could have made it easier on themselves by agreeing to play a 10-point tie-breaker in lieu of the 3rd set but these are badto-the-bone, die-hard, tennis-playing, southern ladies. There’s no “in lieu-ing” of anything! Unfortunately, Ruth lost but politely congratulated the winner who then made a curious remark about her own game, “I’m surprised that not many of my balls were 'out' today." To which Ruth replied, still short of breath from the match, “So was I!”  After discussing the comment with Ruth we decided, based on other personalities we’ve met on the court, that it is a rarity these days to find an opponent who calls the “close” or questionable balls “in" rather than “out". To me, the situation is similar to the rule in baseball which gives the tie, between base runner and ball, to the runner because it’s too close to call.  In tennis, if you're not sure whether the ball... You can find the rest of the story, at www.ladieswhotennis.com (The Truth in Ruth)

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Local Recipes By Claire Murphy

A Shamrock and

a Peach

JUDITH AND GARY McGloughlin moved from Ireland in the 1990’s and settled in Roswell, where she started her own gourmet food business ‘Shamrock and Peach’. Her cookbook, The Shamrock and Peach explores the best of Scots-Irish cuisine and cultural overlaps that exist between Ireland and the Deep South - through the language of really good food and beautifully captured images by Gary, a professional photographer. Buy the (beautiful coffee table style) cookbook! www.shamrockandpeach.com/cookbook www.shamrockandpeachphoto.com

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Summer Salad Recipe from The Shamrock and Peach Cookbook Judith at Barrington Hall

Roasted Beet Salad

with Crème Fraiche, Sunflower Seeds and Parsley INGREDIENTS PREPARATION

1 ½ Lbs Beets (6 medium size beets) 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Brush beets with olive

1/2 red onion (thinly sliced) oil and wrap in tin foil and set on a baking sheet to roast for 40 minutes . ½ cup Crème Fraiche 2. While the beets are roasting combine the Crème 2 Tbsp Lemon juice (and zest) Fraiche, Lemon juice and zest together.

3 Tbsp parsley (chopped) 3. Allow the beets to cool, slice and toss in the Crème Fraiche dressing. Stir in the chopped red onion, 2 Tsp of 3 Tbsp sunflower Seeds (toasted) parsley and toasted sunflower seeds and season w/salt Drizzle of good olive oil and freshly ground pepper.

Freshly ground pepper and sea salt. 4. Drizzle with olive oil and the remaining parsley. July / Aug 2018

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Donate by Aug. 3. www.nfcchelp.org school supplies & backpacks

North Fulton Community Charities will once again collect and distribute nearly 1,000 new backpacks to local kids whose parents need assistance.

A Little Means

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By Danielle Bartling IT IS NO SECRET that school supplies are expensive; pencils, pens, notebooks, loose-leaf paper, binders, pocket folders, glue sticks, highlighters, dry erase markers, flash drives, scientific calculators and backpacks, by nature, add up quickly. Late summer is a difficult time for many low-income families in North Fulton as they struggle to afford items that their children need to succeed in school. In addition to making ends meet, the economic pressure to purchase so many supplies per child adds undue stress to already-strained family pocketbooks. Fortunately, the North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) have set up the Back-to-School Backpack Distribution, a seasonal drive that collects and distributes roughly 1,100 brand-new backpacks full of supplies to local families in need. However, these items don’t just fall out of the sky; the NFCC needs your help in providing either physical or monetary support to supplement shortages and fund this event. From July 1 to August 3, 2018, the NFCC will be accepting donations at their headquarters at 11270 Elkins Road, Roswell, Ga. Between Monday and Saturday, drop-off time is between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (at the side of the build-

ing). A comprehensive school supply list can be found on the NFCC website (nfcchelp.org), varying between elementary, middle and high school grades. They kindly request that only new, sturdy backpacks without wheels be donated. Volunteering is another way to help. Assistance is needed in sorting, filling and distributing the backpacks. Opportunities are available for both individuals and groups; 13-15 year-olds must be accompanied by an adult; 16 to 18-year-old groups require one chaperone per four individuals. A signed waiver and hourly committment is also required. Also, community sponsors are always recognized and appreciated. The NFCC is celebrating its 35th year as a nonprofit organization, originally created to supplement the resources needed for survival and basic functioning--food, clothing and shelter-- for needy families and individuals in the Roswell area. Their goal remains “to build self-sufficiency and prevent homelessness and hunger in our community by providing emergency assistance and enrichment programs.” “Together we can help... a child get excited about starting school.” www.nfcchelp.org


Last Word L to R: Randy Schultz and Dave Schmit (Roswell DDA) with Marie Willsey and Rochelle Mucha, Roswell Arts Fund.

an hour with

Dave Schmit Regina’s Coffee Tour By Regina Barkley

I REACHED OUT TO DAVE Schmit - one of the ten hand-picked individuals I’d hoped to have a general conversation with this Summer about our community. It’s important to us that our content connects with local readers in more than a ‘surface-level’ manner; therefore, we are always listening - and discovering more ways to improve our coverage in Roswell Magazine. I felt his involvement in our community - which I learned from Google, not from him - indicated he was one who ‘walks the walk.’ I reasoned who better to learn from than this guy? There was no intention to write about him - and I hope he doesn’t mind that I am! Dave Schmit is Principal of Schmit & Associates, a Roswell-based real estate development and consulting firm focused on community revitalization primarily through residential master planned communities. Recent and current projects include Roswell Court, Forrest Commons and Veranda at Groveway. Dave spent over an hour with us at Crazy Love Coffee House. I asked him the one question I had, “What would you change first if you were Publisher of Roswell Magazine for a day?” Rather than give me a list of ‘to-do’ items, he simply started talking about his affection for this community. I found myself getting swept up in his ‘big picture’ vision for revitalizing Roswell through decisive leadership and deliberate action. He spoke of the importance of ongoing dialogue with residents, historic and environmental preservation organizations, the cultural and arts communities, government July / Aug 2018

officials and local business owners. Each has its own unique stake in the future of Roswell - none whose hopes is any less important then another’s. He was quick to note; however, that we can’t sit for long in dialogue - we have to make decisions and then take action. This type of leader-vision-talk inspires me. I found him modest, carefully crediting others for any successes he has enjoyed. He spoke generously of competing visions for Roswell with an enthusiasm for listening and getting to the heart of what really motivates all sides: the desire for Roswell to be the best it can be for future generations. Things I learned from Google about Dave: •He is on the Board of Roswell Rotary •Board of the Downtown Development Authority •Vice-Chairman of Habitat North Georgia •Served on the Strategic Economic Development Committee and Chairman of the Comprehensive Plan 2030 for the City for Roswell • Recipient - Roswell’s Economic Development Award • Assists Roswell High School’s Construction program • His new project - Roswell Court - is the first small lot, true mixed-use development in Roswell Dave has lived in Roswell for more than two decades. He and his wife are now empty nesters - after raising their children here - and the couple recently moved to Historic Downtown, which proves to me he believes Roswell is the best place to live and invest in for the future. #RB

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