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Publisher’s Letter

From the

Publisher JULY AND AUGUST IN ROSWELL Thank you so much for picking up a copy of the July/August issue of Roswell Magazine. We’re thrilled you’re here and can’t wait for you to dive into our pages to see all the fabulous happenings around 30075 and 30076 in these next two months. The annual Riverside Concert Series (p28-did we say “free?”) is once again lighting up the nights along the Chattahoochee. Roswell Magazine has jumped on board this year as a premium sponsor of this and of ALIVE in Roswell. Look for us and say, “Hi.” This issue of Roswell Magazine’s cover story features Veronica Stone Salon’s unique perspective providing exceptional hair services as well as training up new local stylists (p18). We highlight the “Summer Sippin”contest (p8), the Roswell Wine Festival (p12), River Cruising (p14), the Slip-n-Slide Extravaganza (p34), and a bunch of cool events at the Chattahoochee Nature Center (p46). ALIVE in Roswell continues all summer, so check out the upcoming dates then come on downtown (p46). Real Estate is HOT in Roswell, so we list all the recent sales--watch our property values go up (p32). Roswell Magazine is published 6X per year—please continue to send us your events, updates, articles and images which showcase the best of Roswell and view all of our past issues and articles on MYROSWELLMAGAZINE.COM The next issue will publish in September/October. Live locally! Warm Regards,

Regina Barkley

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Table of Contents







Inside July/August 2017

Publisher’s Letter, p4

Fun Summer in French, p27

Ms. Senior Georgia Pageant, p38

Best Sip in Roswell, p8

Riverside Concert Series, p28

Restaurant Guide, p40

River Cruising, p14

Pet’s Dirty Little Secret, p30

Best Fried Chicken Sandwich, p43

20 Free & Fun Things in Roswell, p16

Beyond Botox, p31

Calendar of Events, p44

BT’S Defensive Coordinator, p17

Real Estate Market is HOT, p32

Churches & Houses of Worship, p46

Veronica Stone Salon, p18

Slip-n-Slide Extravaganza, p34

Advertiser Index, p46

Yoga Instructor Climbs Everest, p22

Golf in Roswell, p36

Aqua Plumbing Delivers, p23

Accommodations, p38

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“Best Sip in By Caroline Lindsay

Presented by Roswell Inc, Summer Sippin’ is back for the second year in a row and is once again on the hunt to crown the “Best Sip in Roswell.”


With temperatures rising during the steamy summer months, now is the perfect time to grab your friends, family members, or that special someone and cool down with a few mouth-watering, specialty cocktails and hand-crafted beverages. Presented by Roswell Inc, Summer Sippin’ is back for the second year in a row and is once again on the hunt to crown the “Best Sip in Roswell.” This year, 25 restaurants have concocted a brand new drink, or “sip”, to compete—and you get to help decide the winner. To join in the fun, simply visit any of the participating restaurants, try their sips, and cast your drink ratings through the new Summer Sippin’ App, which is free for both iPhone and Android. Summer Sippin’ has also introduced non-alcoholic sips to this year’s event, which five restaurants are featuring, and they include everything from a specialty iced coffee to delicious smoothies and juices. Various restaurants are also offering non-alcoholic versions of their cocktails. Not only does the event spark a little friendly competition between restaurants, but it also encourages people to try something a bit different when they visit a restaurant. That’s a winning combination in the eyes of Sandy Toledo, owner of Foundation Social Eatery, the restaurant which won last year’s

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“Our guests are more willing to try something new, rather than sticking to their go-to beverage, especially since it's only available for a limited time,” Toledo said. “Our staff enjoy getting in on the competition as well.” As a sister event to the popular Roswell Restaurant Week, Summer Sippin’ helps support one of the city’s largest industries by building excitement about what’s happening in Roswell’s food and beverage scene. “The restaurant industry is one of the largest economic drivers in Roswell,” said Carisa Turner, Director of Communications and Public Relations at Roswell Inc. “We have one of the largest concentrations of independent, family-owned or chef-driven restaurants in Metro Atlanta, and this event is one way we support their growth and sustainability—by fostering an environment of innovation and a greater connectivity between the restaurants and the community.” Summer Sippin’ runs through July 31; and the “Best Sip in Roswell” for 2017 will be named in early August.

The event is sponsored by Gas South, New Kent Capital and Ringer Consulting Group. A full list of all participating restaurants, drink descriptions, and restaurant locations can be found on the Summer Sippin’ App, designed by Ringer Consulting Group, or at Help crown the Best Sip in Roswell!


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River Cruising is the fastest growing segment of the cruise industry, and one of our most frequently asked questions is, “Can you tell me about River Cruising?” There are a variety of River Cruise operators and each has its own specialization, so here’s a general overview. DESTINATIONS Due to the smaller ship sizes, river cruises can offer travelers some of the most sought-after destinations along historic waterways of the world. River cruises offer exotic destinations such as Russia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Egypt as well as the historic European rivers such as the Danube, the Rhine, and Seine. Each destination comes with a variety of different complimentary shore excursions that guests can choose from, including walking tours, guided bike tours, majestic landmarks, and enriching cultural experiences. SHIP SIZE River cruises by nature are smaller vessels; this allows them to navigate calm waters and port at exclusive destinations. Most river cruises host just 100 - 200 guests, which allows guests to experience a relaxed environment.

SERVICE The river cruise experience is elevated with superior service. Travelers can expect attentive and personalized service. Some river cruise lines provide expert guided tours, complimentary bikes onboard, as well as salon and spa services. Most river cruise lines also provide complimentary Wi-Fi. DINING Most river cruise lines include all onboard meals, soft drinks, free flowing wine, beer, and specialty coffees and teas. The dining experience is guaranteed to entice even the most discerning diners. In addition, river cruise providers may extend the culinary experience offshore by combining their shore excursions with famous local restaurants at port destinations, wine tastings, and local specialties. ONBOARD ACTIVITIES Entertainment onboard river cruises tends to be aimed at enriching the guests' cultural experiences. Evening entertainment is usually accentuated with sophisticated performances, eloquent music or local cultural performances. Guests can also take part in lectures, culinary classes, or specially crafted shore excursions. These shore excursions allow guests to take in the very best of every destination with an expert guided tour, or explore at their own pace.


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BT’s New Defensive Coordinator Coach Tim McFarlin announced to the players in June that they have a new Defensive Coordinator, Coach John Thompson.


Blessed Trinity Catholic High School’s football Coach Tim McFarlin announced to the players in June that they have a new Defensive Coordinator. Coach John Thompson has joined the team, taking over for Coach Tim Ewing and Coach Josh Allen. Coach Thompson began his football career as a high school quarterback at Forrest City High School in Arkansas. From there, he went on to play defensive back at the University of Central Arkansas. He began his coaching career there and later moved to the University of Arkansas where he worked under Coach Lou Holtz as a grad assistant. Things seemed to take off from there. In 1992, Coach Thompson was named Defensive Coordinator and later named Assistant Head Coach at the University of Southern Mississippi where he worked under head coach Jeff Bower. Together they led Southern Miss to two Conference USA titles, two Bowl appearances, and Coach Thompson's defense was twice ranked in the top 25 in the nation.

Coach Thompson made his first appearance in the SEC in 1999 when he was named Defensive Coordinator at LSU under Coach Nick Saban. Since that time, Coach Thompson has served as the Defensive Coordinator at the University of Arkansas, the University of Florida, Ole Miss and The University of South Carolina under Coach Steve Spurrier. A few years ago, Coach Thompson came to Atlanta to help Coach Bill Curry start the football program at Georgia State University. While there, he mentored a young coach by the name of Tim Ewing. John and his lovely wife Charleen moved to Alpharetta a year ago where he planned to retire from coaching and help Charleen open and operate a clothing store. Like some coaches, Coach Thompson missed coaching so much that he and Charleen both agreed it was time for John to return to coaching. Fortunately for BT, he decided to return to where it all began, with high school football. Coach Thompson spoke to the players and stuck around to meet every one of them. Coach McFarlin, as well as all the BT football coaches, are excited to welcome Coach Thompson to the BT football family.


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Since age 12, Veronica Stone has nurtured a sincere love for hairstyling. During high school she enrolled in cosmetology school, where she realized just how perfect of a career fit it was. At age 17, she became a licensed professional and began further training at a Vidal Sassoon-trained salon. There she practiced hair cutting and coloring under some big (award-winning) names in the industry. “I have 23 years of experience in the hair world, and I have a passion to pass it on. I grew up in the Chicago area learning from elite hairstylists and excelled through the salon I was working at. I built my clientele so fast and became part owner at the age of 24.” And by the age of 26, she decided to move to the South. “Every time I would visit Georgia, I felt like it was my new home, so I moved to the suburbs of Atlanta, continued my education and became a Finish design educator at a very well-known salon.” In her free time, she underwent training to become an American Board Certified Haircolorist. And with what seems an ever-growing level of expertise, she started an upscale business catering to Roswell and nearby Atlanta suburbs. Veronica Stone Salon first opened in 2006, then relocated to a larger facility in 2013. They are located on the corner of Highway 9 and Bethany Bend (< 1 mile from Cambridge High School and Kings Ridge). At her salon, Veronica has numerous specialties such as hair color and foiling, men’s business cuts, blowouts, keratherapy (keratin treatment), Great Lengths hair extensions, long hair, product prescribing and personal haircare lessons. “As a way to pass on the many techniques I have learned as well as my own, I created VSS Academy for stylists to master hair techniques in my salon. My signature foiling technique is like no other. With this technique, I have taught my stylists to create beautiful looks of all shades and color corrections.”



(pictured above) Veronica Stone Salon color bar. Veronica explains, “My focus is creating the best experience for my customers by having a highly-trained team that continues to perform unique methods of hair color and cuts.” Veronica is joined by Kathy, a longtime VSS stylist who “has picked up many of [her] techniques and made them her own with such creativity.” Kathy specializes in men’s cuts, balayage, short/trendy haircuts, product prescribing, hair color/foiling techniques, keratin treatments, long hair and scalp massages. “The most challenging thing is having to do everything as a salon owner. It is hard when I am busy doing hair and I cannot get to other issues that need my attention. I have tried several different schedules to balance my time and the balance has not been perfect, but I am happiest doing hair, so I have recently extended my hair schedule.” Veronica is joined by two other talented and trained stylists. Jazmin specializes in facial and body waxing, men and women’s cuts, foiling and scalp massages. Alexis specializes in blowouts/ treatments, kids’ cuts, curling/special occasion design and hair color. Clients come from near and far, and Veronica’s goal is to make all of them confident in their hair. Her favorite compliment to receive from happy customers is, “Can I take you home with me?” “This means to me that I achieved their hair goal above and beyond. So, I do my best to teach them how to keep their hair up at home with styling tips and the correct products for their hair.”

She admits missing her first, smaller location, which she traded for a larger, more prestigious, street-visible salon. But no matter where this venture takes her, Veronica has a vision that remains steady. “In the future, I would love a smaller upscale boutique salon and hope to always keep training a team of under 10. My focus is creating the best experience for my customers by having a highly-trained team that continues to perform unique methods of hair color and cuts.” Veronica Stone Salon has partnered with the Paul Mitchell Esani School of Roswell, from which they recruit cosmetology students. Veronica also belongs to the Beauty Underground team, a group of hugely talented hairstylists from across the nation. On July 9th, she will style hair live on stage in Las Vegas for the 2017 NAHA (North American Hairstyling Awards). “I am honored to be working with these Elite hair stylists, make-up artists, and photographers. I plan to bring back the excitement and knowledge I experienced and share it with my team and clients. I also want to continue to recruit new stylists coming to the industry and train them to be the best they can be.”


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Local Yoga Instructor Climbs Everest


By Ahoo Sarab, Owner, Korsi Yoga,

Tick tock, Janne Ho – the cry of our guide pulling us up from the rocks we rest on, to continue our 10-hour trek, at altitude of almost 18,000 feet, to base camp. The snowstorm blasts around us as the ground quickly ices over, making each step a concentrated, focused effort. The cliffs edge we crawl beside getting lost in the collecting snow. The mind is nowhere but in the present moment. The body is nothing but hyper aware. The spirit, the spirit wavers, between extreme exhaustion and extreme elation. This is Everest. Our final push for the day. As I trek slowly upward, always upward, an earlier conversation I had witha group of climbers plays through my mind. “How has yoga helped you on this trek?” they ask of me when they learned I own a yoga studio and am a teacher. Sucking at the thin air, 50% less oxygen than what I’m used to at sea level, pushing through the wall I’ve hit, for the second time that day, the answer seems obvious. Controlling the breath and stilling the mind. Andy, a British climber, explains how he took up meditation earlier that year, in preparation for his Everest summit push, to calm

the panic attacks he’d feel when the O2 levels would drop to 25% of that at sea level. His meditation practice taught him to work his way out of the panic state and to not become so absorbed in the thoughts of the mind. He explained how he also learned the art of pranayama, controlled yogi breathing, which allows for maximizing lung capacity, critical at high altitudes, which is pretty much anywhere in the Himalayas. We begin to do one of the most useful and basic breathing techniques, called Ujjayi Pranayama, often referred to as the Ocean Breath. It is a breathing technique where you breath in and out through your nose, directing the air through the back of your throat, making a ‘HA’ sound. Slow, long breaths are critical – 4 to 6 counts on the inhale, 6 to 8 counts on the exhale. The entire group joins in and soon the only sound you hear in the tea house is the slow, steady sound of the ocean. My foot slips on ice, as I’m whipped away from my thoughts of yoga and newfound friends. I’m back in the moment, back with my mindful breathing and surrounded in the majesty of one of the most beautiful places on earth, Mt. Everest, Chomolungma, the Goddess Mother of Mountains. And my mind is at peace.


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Are you ready to live the French art de vivre this season? The Alliance Française (AF) in Roswell invites you to splash into summer with panache. On July 15th, join us to celebrate en beauté the French National Holiday, Bastille Day, on the rooftop of Nelson Mullins at Atlantic Station. This exclusive event is an all-white attire affair that will showcase the French touch, from delicious food and wine, an upscale fashion show and fabulous silent/live auction items to bid on. Space is limited and tickets are on sale and will go fast. So reserve your spot to this quintessential summer event!

the best film and best first film awards in 2014 at the Cannes Film Festival. Très bien. Are you more of an artist at heart? C’est parfait! In August, we will let your creative spirit run wild by attending our beautiful evening Canvas & Cocktail. Get your painting brushes out while enjoying a glass of rosé wine.

Our first annual European Studies Summit, a culturally-enriching leadership camp experience for high school students will take place July 24 - 28th. Over the course of five days, students will engage in leadership development activities, participate in local field trips and on-site classes, and complete one major group project to be presented the last day of camp.

If you want to refresh your French language skills, come join us for Café des Arts, where you will learn art en français in a relaxed and fun way. Dive into French through visual arts while producing your own artwork. C’est extraordinaire, non? If you are not into the arts, we have designed other creative classes that will take you through a fantastic cultural journey, ranging from Wine Tour de France, France at a Glance and Pause Conversation.

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Music and Family Entertainment

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley • August 3

Riverside Sounds

Summer Concert Series


The annual free Roswell Riverside Sounds concert series is hosted at Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road in Roswell on the first Saturday of the month from May through October from 7PM - 9PM. There will be food trucks on location for each concert from 6PM - 9PM so you can enjoy a great dinner without all the work. Share your concert photos with us using #WhenInRoswell and #RiversideSounds.

The 2017 Remaining Artist Lineup Includes: August 5 – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley September 2 – Lera Lynn October 7 – Southern Avenue Riverside Sounds concerts are produced by the City of Roswell's Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department and generously supported through community sponsorships. 2017 Headliner Sponsors include: Roswell Magazine/Local Life Publishing, Lee J. Howard Entertainment, Hilbert Law and LGE Credit Union. Additional sponsors include Area 51 Family Entertainment and Gorman Chiropractic. August 5 – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley Ickes and Hensley Some things you know are just meant to be. Ickes and Hensley have taken what they've explored on


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stages across the country and the world into the studio, and the result is a set that expands their already wide-range palette. Through the contributions from Mike Bub (bass), John Alvey (drums), and the rest of a short but sweet list of friends who helped out complement the duo's exciting work, there's no doubt that it's Ickes and Hensley who are front and center. September 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lera Lynn Singer-songwriter, co-producer, and multi-instrumentalist Lera Lynn juggles multiple roles on her albums that finds the Nashville transplant embellishing her Americana roots with a mix of spacey, left-of-center rock and experimental pop-noire. Over the course of five years, this fiercely independent musician has developed into a distinguished and multi-talented artist. October 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Southern Avenue Southern Avenue Southern Avenue is a fiery young Memphis quintet that embodies itsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; home city's soul, blues, and gospel traditions while adding a youthful spirit and dynamic energy all their own. Southern Avenue features five young but seasoned musicians who come from diverse musical and personal backgrounds to create music that spans their wide-ranging musical interests, while showcasing the powerful chemistry that the group has honed through stage and studio experience.

FAQs Are dogs allowed? Yes! Riverside Park is a dog friendly park. Are there restrictions on chairs, coolers, etc.? No, we don't restrict, cooler size or chairs. Most patrons bring outdoor chairs or blankets to sit on. Can I bring a tent? No, a tent would restrict the view of other guests so we don't allow them at the concert, but if you get there early you can get a spot shaded by the trees. Can you bring in food and alcohol? Yes! You can bring in your own food and alcohol for Riverside Sounds concerts. Do you charge admission for the concerts? No! The Riverside Sounds concerts are completely FREE of charge thanks to the City of Roswell and our sponsors. How early can I get to the concerts? The park is open to the public all day. We don't restrict when you can come and set up your chairs to get a good seat for that night's concert. Is there food available for purchase? Yes! We have at least two different food trucks at each concert. They are all in place no later than 6 PM. Where can I park? There is a parking lot at Riverside Park that is free. Once that parking lot fills up there is a gravel lot right next to the park that is also free.



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You’ve seen it before. Your dog scooting his bottom across the ground, accompanied by excessive licking, and a foul smell. Some might mistake this behavior for a dog trying to wipe himself clean or other unmentionable stimulation, when in fact it is a telltale sign of the dreaded anal gland impaction. Dogs and cats have two anal sacs on both sides of the anus. These sacs fill with fluid produced by the anal glands. This fluid gives them a personal scent and before domestication, was used to mark their territories every time they pooped. Today this anal “name tag” is considered vestigial, and like the human appendix, serves no real purpose. Normally, these glands empty themselves when an animal has a well-formed bowel movement. If a dog’s anus or perineum becomes inflamed, the anal glands will not be able to secrete and the resulting back up can quickly turn into a painful infection

or abscess. The causes of inflammation are unclear but animals with poor anal muscle tone, frequent bouts of diarrhea, and soft feces seem to be at risk. Smaller dog breeds and overweight cats are also more predisposed than other breeds. It is important to note that cats do not show the same butt scooting, licking behavior as dogs when impacted. Owners must be aware of redness or swelling around the anus. THE CURE: If your dog is showing these behaviors, have your veterinarian manually drain the glands. KIDS, DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. If a dog does not have a predisposition to this disorder, preventative draining is not necessary. It is important not to drain healthy glands too frequently because this can lead to unnecessary irritation. However, if your pet does have frequent bouts of soft stool or has had an impaction in the past, a yearly drainage should be considered. Crabbapple Beds and Bones provides anal gland drainage. (770) 754-1700

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FREE Informational Class on Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (FRA) July 8, 2017, 1pm to 3pm

A Whole New You with Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture BEFORE & AFTER

Melissa Mulvaney, MAE, DiplAc, LAc

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Reversing Signs of Aging w/Acupuncture By Melissa Mulvaney, MAE, DiplAc, LAc

One in five women seriously consider cosmetic surgery or other Western anti-aging treatments to “fix” her face, body. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture (FRA) has become a sought after procedure for celebrities and those looking for an all-natural, less invasive treatment without the side effects and risks of surgery, injections and peels. It is virtually painless and requires no downtime. FRA is a great option for many women (and men) seeking a refreshed look not only to their face, but to their neck and décolleté as well. Most will see five to ten years taken off of their appearance, and they can expect the results to last two to five years with maintenance. FRA is for those with fine lines, deep wrinkles, sagging facial and neck skin, dark circles, drooping eyelids, puffiness, age spots, large pores, dry skin, and acne. Additional therapies such as facial cupping, jade gua sha, tuning forks and skincare product may be incorporated into the treatment based a client’s unique needs. Different protocols may require from ten to twenty treatments. One may expect to spend anywhere from $1000 to $2500 depending on the practitioner’s rates. FRA treatments work on the causes of aging through stimulation of acupuncture points with needles on the body. The

practitioner can bring blood and qi to the face, neck, and décolleté by inserting very fine needles there. This technique, also known as collagen induction therapy or micro-needling create minute trauma in the dermis of the skin making it think it’s being damaged which bring collagen and elastin to the area, lifting and plumping the appearance of the skin. Many clients are pleasantly surprised by the additional benefits of improved sleep, digestion, and stress relief. But, not everyone is a good candidate for the procedure. In general, people in poor health are less likely to see good results from FRA. There has to be a certain amount of qi, or energy, in the body from good nutrition and circulation to produce improvements. It is also not recommended for people with some other health related issues. In my office, if determined to be a good candidate, a client can expect at least twelve FRA visits which last 90 minutes each and treat the whole body – not just one area of the face. Recommendations for skincare, supplements, and at-home maintenance tools are made on an individual basis to accelerate and extend the results of FRA treatments.


Roswell Real Estate

HOT MARKET! By Tracy Coles , The Hernandez Group, Keller Williams Roswell

The summer months should be quite busy for home Buyers, Sellers and real estate agents alike! As we head into the summer, real estate analysts are saying that the national housing market is poised for a very hot (and busy!) summer home buying market. Several factors are at play, including continued low housing inventory, pent-up demand and optimistic sellers. Over the next year, we will see continued regionalization in terms of housing trends and conditions. The national housing market does not march in lockstep anymore (whether it ever did is debatable). And we continue to see a wider divergence in economic and market trends, nationally and locally. There is no denying that the Roswell real estate market is hot, hot, hot!

Here are a few things to consider if you are thinking about putting your Alpharetta home up for sale:

• Price Your Home Competitively! Even in our active market, nearly 50% of listings do not sell. Homes that are priced right for condition sell for 98-102% of sales price, while over priced homes experience price reductions and ultimately sell for 94-96% of the original list price and additional time on the market. • Ensure Your Listing is Online. Surveys show that people will look online to buy a home. Professional photos and great descriptions will help to get your listing noticed. Homes that don’t show well online will be passed up for homes that present well. • Garner More Attention. If you are not seeing offers, your home is not priced appropriately for condition. You may consider a price adjustment or improving the condition to get more attention. Avoid Surprises. Getting a pre-listing inspection and/or property appraisal may help you avoid last-minute issues that could end up costing you time and money. • Partner with a Licensed Real Estate Professional. It is in your best interest to have a representative who can remove the emotional aspect and guide you through the paperwork and negotiations. With these tips, you can be ready to sell your house and the highest price possible!




11656 Crabapple Rd Reminisce 1,062,800 2050 Caladium Way Ivey Mills 960,000 13061 Overlook Pass Overlook at Litchfield 946,000 125 Dove Court Hawthorne 925,000 1010 Oak Lane Oak Lane 889,172 1165 Windfaire Pl Windfaire 840,000 115 Braxton Way Pine Hurst 785,000 185 Park East Dr Parkeast On Crabapple 785,000 3894 Fort Trail Garrison Oaks 745,000 5015 Huntwood Way Huntington Estates 710,000 230 Steeple Point Drive Horseshoe Bend 710,000 12120 Brookfield Club Dr Brookfield Country Club 700,000 4661 NE Warrington Dr Coventry Green 660,000 515 Indigo Dr Lake Charles Plantation 645,000 995 Upper Hembree Rd none 630,000 485 Bircham Way Chickering 585,000 485 Wilde Green Dr Edenwilde 575,000 1275 Northcliff Trace Northcliff 545,000 3030 Burlingame Dr Huntington Park 535,000 8765 River Bluff Lane Horseshoe Bend 532,000 2080 Bluffton Way Pine Grove Bluff 507,000 9430 River Lake Dr River Lake Shores 504,000 175 Kings Mill Ct Kings Mill 502,000 140 Windover Ct Hadfield 485,000 12185 Wildwood Springs Wildwood Springs 485,000 460 Kendemere Pointe Crabapple Pointe 475,000 2195 Pearwood Path Studdiford 470,000 12180 Wexford Club Dr Wexford 453,000 235 Oak Leaf Cir Steeple Chase 450,000 705 Dunscore Ct Foxhall 435,000 220 Burekmeade Ct Lake Charles Estates 435,000 520 Saddle Crest Dr Saddlebrook Forest 429,999 3040 Darien Park Dr Darien Park 425,000 260 Vickery Way Vickery Creek 415,000 3403 Johnson Ferry Rd NE Chimney Lakes 410,000 1625 Elgaen Place Elgaen Place 387,000 10910 Woodstock Rd none 377,500 4117 Westchester Crossing Westchester 368,100 300 Martin Ridge Rd Martins Landing 350,000 1165 Saratoga Rd Roswell Heights 343,000 3181 Westfield Walk Westfield 338,000 10765 Shagbark Trail Shagbark 322,000 130 Gunlock Trace Riverwood Acres 315,000 550 Roswell Farms Rd Roswell Farms 310,000 375 Derby Ridge Trace Highland Colony 339,000 675 Waterbrook Terrace Martins Landing 289,500 9795 Lake Forest Way Lake Forest 287,500 115 Sun Moss Ct Martins Landing 285,000 1205 Taylor Oaks Dr Taylor Oaks 266,500 720 W Hembree Crossing Hembree Farms 260,000 11820 Hardscrabble Trail Heatherwood 250,000 314 Crestview Circle Roswell Heights 249,900

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Slip-n-Slide Extravagaza at Leita Thompson Park, 1200 Woodstock Road, Roswell, GA 30075 Sunday, July 9th from 1pm to 4pm; Saturday, August 5 from 11am to 2pm.

Slip-n-Slide Extravaganza to Benefit Local Star House Foundation


STAR House has partnered with the city of Roswell to bring cool relief to the Georgia summer heat with the annual Slip-n-Slide Extravaganza at Leita Thompson Park. There will also be a food-and-icecream truck on site with snacks and treats available for purchase. The fun will be held Sunday, July 9, 1pm to 4pm and also Saturday, August 5, 11am to 2pm. This year, the slides have grown by 200 feet and they’ve added

two additional dates. This is a FREE event for the whole family to enjoy. There are age-appropriate slides (150’, 100’, and 50’), food, music and fun. Guests are asked to bring their own towels and an inner tube (optional). Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult to sign waiver onsite. Free parking is available onsite. Donations are welcome and will benefit Roswell's Adaptive Camps for Kids with Disabilities and Star House. Food Vendors: Willy's Food Truck; Shane's Ribshack; Aurora Cineplex "Snowy" Sno Cones STAR House Foundation is a non-profit organization in Roswell, Georgia that makes a difference in kids’ lives by

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providing an after-school tutoring and mentoring program for at-risk children throughout North Fulton County. They currently serve over 250 children through three Roswell school programs and often have a waiting list.

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Their summer camp bridges the gap for 120 students at the elementary level, focusing on academic retention so students do not lose necessary skills over summer break. Since 1993, STAR House Foundation has held this ideal: mold children into thoughtful leaders, and they will make their mark on those around them. From kindergarten through middle school – STAR House provides academic support kids need to stay on the path to graduation. A group of Junior League Woman identified a growing need within our community: they saw children without enough support at home falling through the cracks in our local school system. They identified 24 vulnerable students and gave them the extra instruction they so badly needed in a small apartment building in the heart of Roswell. The program has been growing ever since. Students served by STAR House are at risk for several reasons: dropping out of school due to academic troubles, disengagement, pressures form peers, family stressors, language barriers and inability to access necessary resources. STAR House provides a safe place where students can connect to peers and adult teachers/mentors. Program volunteers assist with homework, school projects, test preparation, and good study habits. Further, they mentor students in making good life choices that will help them succeed. HOW DOES STAR HOUSE DO IT? They provides services thanks to the generous donations of time and money from within the Atlanta community. There are no fees for STAR House services – 100% of funding comes from grants and contributions from corporations and individuals throughout Roswell and Atlanta, supplemented by fundraising events held in Roswell that receive community-wide attendance. We continue to move our mission forward by following a long-term strategic plan that ensures sustainable and continued support for our K-8 students.;

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Crossfire Volleyball Club

is expanding to the Roswell, Alpharetta, and Milton area! We’ve been bringing opportunities for competitive volleyball to players in Cherokee County and surrounding counties for the last 7 years. We offer a variety of different programs for girls ages 9-18, boys ages 9-12.

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SparkVBT Clinics: July 17 & 24, 2017 - All Skills 6-7:30PM ages 8-14U $25/ea Fall Ignite Starts: 8/7-9/1 ages 8-14U Location: Restoration Church 410 Rucker Rd. Alpharetta 30004 Visit for information on all our programs and to register! For additional questions please email: Robin at Joe at




COUNTRY CLUB OF ROSWELL 2500 Club Springs Drive•770-475-7800• The 18-hole course is a private golf course that opened in 1973. Designed by Randy Nicholls, Country Club of Roswell measures 6570 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 133 and a 71 USGA rating.

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BROOKFIELD COUNTRY CLUB 100 Willow Run•770-992-9230• Best known for its magnificent 18-hole Mike Riley designed golf course, Brookfield Country with its undulating greens and rolling fairways create a challenge for the expert player as well as being fun for the beginner. Designed in 1972, Brookfield has played host to many major amateur events in Georgia as well as hosting the LPGA during the 1970s and 1980s. Brookfield’s Professional Golf Staff headed by PGA Professional, Tim Crandall, strives to give the ultimate in service.  “We are honored that our membership has selected us and believe it our mission to create an atmosphere of uncompromising service to help them reconnect with their families.” Brookfield Country Club Golf is among the best within Atlanta, Georgia. THE GEORGIA GOLF CENTER 345 Cox Rd.•770-992-4233• The Georgia Golf Center, since 1999, has been the premier golf learning and practice center in the metro Atlanta area.  They offer 50 permanent tee stations, a well-manicured grass tee area, short game practice area with bunker and putting green, state-of-the-art golf instruction with video and Trackman,  and expert club fitting with PING, Mizuno, Titleist, Callaway, Cobra and Henry-Griffiths fitting systems. HORSESHOE BEND COUNTRY CLUB 2100 Steeple Chase Ln• 770-992-2310• The golf course was originally designed by Joe Lee in 1974 but has recently undergone a major transformation under the direction of Bob Cupp. With four holes along the historic Chattahoochee River and over 2 miles of scenic river frontage, the natural beauty throughout the course has been enhanced with lakes, streams and dramatic water features. Lush hardwoods line the rolling hills and fairways. The redesign features: new greens, tees, bunkers, cart paths, and state of the art irrigation system. The new bunkers utilize the patented Better Billy Bunker Method. This enhanced construction technology will keep our beautiful white sand pristine and well drained – same as at Augusta National. A new putting green and driving range were added to the practice facilities that also include an engaging short game area. SETTINDOWN CREEK GOLF CLUB 5500 Settindown Drive•770-640-4620• This 18-hole course is a private golf course that opened in 1988. Designed by Bob Cupp, the Course measures 7332 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 150 and a 76 USGA rating. SCGC was recently named Georgia’s “Best in State” by Golf Digest, ranked 84th among “America’s 100 Best Modern Courses” by GolfWeek and named the fourth toughest course in the area by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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SLEEP! Atlanta Hotel 9995 Old Dogwood Rd. 770.650.6444 refrigerator, microwave, free wifi, cable, continental breakfast and parking Baymont Inn & Suites 1500 Market Blvd. 770.992.7200 refrigerator, microwave, free wifi, cable, continental breakfast and parking, outdoor poor, mini-gym Best Western Plus 907 Holcomb Bridge Rd. 770.992.5599 pool, whirlpool, fitness center, complimentary deluxe breakfast, 2000 sq ft meeting space Comfort Suites 3000 Mansell Rd. 770.645.6060, meeting space, wifi, airport shuttle, all suites, fitness, pool, refrigerators, microwaves, comp hot breakfast Doubletree by Hilton 1075 Holcomb Bridge Rd. 770.992.9600 172 guest rooms, 24 suites, complimentary shuttle, meeting space, fitness center, weddings, restaurant Holiday Inn Roswell 909 Holcomb Bridge Rd. 770.817.1414, wifi, business center, outdoor pool, fitness center, restaurant, full service Holiday Inn Express 2950 Mansell Rd. 770.552.0006 heated indoor pool, jacuzzi, laundry, free hot breakfast, wifi, airport shuttle, meeting space Intown Suites 1175 Hembree Rd. 770.410.9094 extended stay, weekly, efficiencies, maid service, full kitchenettes La Quinta Inn 575 Old Holcomb Bridge Rd. 770.552.0200 pool, coffee makers, hair dryers, irons, complimentary continental breakfast Ramada Limited Suites 3020 Mansell Rd. 678.461.7300 luxury suites, efficiencies, indoor pool, free continental breakfast, kitchenettes fully equipped Studio 6 9955 Old Dogwood Rd. 770.992.9449 extended stay, cable, housekeeping, fully equipped kitchenettes

Ms. Senior Geo MS. SENIOR GEORGIA PAGEANT August 20, 2017 at 2pm Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell Tickets $15 adults, $7 children Ms-Senior-Georgia-Pageant-460626190685418/


The mission of the Ms. Senior Georgia Pageant to celebrate the “Classic American Woman”. They believe that today’s Seniors are the role models of society and teachers from whom everyone can learn. They invite all women 60 years of age or older to learn more about the Ms. Senior Georgia Pageant and compete for the title of Ms. Senior Georgia. You will find the experience extremely memorable. It is a time for kindling new and lasting friendships, exchanging views and ideas, and sharing in the excitement of a once in a lifetime opportunity. This is your chance to showcase the excellence of age, experience and achievements. By showcasing active, dynamic, Senior women to an inter-generational audience, they believe they can encourage people of all ages to respect Seniors, plan for the future, and enjoy the present.


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orgia Pageant The Ms. Senior Georgia Pageant is looking for Senior Ladies to become contestants. To participate you must: • be a resident of the state of Georgia • be 60 years of age or older • be a service to your community, and • have a vibrant and energetic personality.

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The contestants will be judged on: Talent; Interview; Statement of Principle; Evening Gown, and; On Stage Question The 2016 pageant’s final results were: Queen Bernadine Cantrell – Woodstock First Runner Up, Ramona King – Pelham Second Runner Up, Anna Naugles – Duluth Third Runner Up – Cindy Saines – West Point Fourth Runner Up – Carolyn Brackett– Rome Miss Congeniality – Cindy Saines – West Point Executive Director of the Ms. Senior Georgia Pageant is Martha A. Dudley who resides in Dunwoody with her husband, Sherman Dudley. Martha has been a fabric doll artist for several years and is experienced in fabric arts including quilting, doll making and beading. Ms. Dudley was crowned Ms. Senior Georgia in 2006. She presided as President of the Georgia Classic Club for eight years, and was appointed to be the Executive Director for the Ms. Senior Georgia Pageant Inc. Feel free to contact Martha with any questions you may have regarding the pageant at

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1920 Tavern 4 Season Wings Adele’s on Canton Alessio’s Restaurant Amalfi Ristorante American Gra-Frutti Anchors Seafood Anna Lee’s Asian Kitchen Athens Greek Rest Atlanta Bread Co Banjara Indian Barberitos Bella Italia Big Pie In The Sky The Big Ketch Bistro VG Blue Agave Borocco Restaurant Brookwood Grill Carlisle’s Pizza Tavern Ceviche Taqueria Chaplins Chicago’s Restaurant Coldbrews Sports Bar Counter Craft Kitchen & Brew Davinci’s Diesel Pizza & Pub Douceur de France Dreamland Bar-B Que El Jinete Mexican El Porton Mexican El Zarape Etris Kitchen & Bar Fickle Pickle Flying Biscuit Cafe Foundation Social Ety Grand Champion BBQ Greenwoods HOLA! Taqueria & Bar Hooligans Houck’s Grille Hugo’s Oyster Bar Ibiza Tapas & Grill India Chef Restaurant Ippolito’s

948 Canton St 1580 Holcomb Bridge Rd 1169 Canton St 640 W Crossville Rd 292 S Atlanta St 1007 Mansell Rd 900 Mansell Rd 425 Market Place 2300 Holcomb Bridge Rd. 10753 Alpharetta Hwy 640 Crossville Road 10745 Alpharetta Hwy 10779 Alpharetta Hwy 880 Marietta Hwy 1010 Mansell Rd 1105 Canton St. 70 W Crossville Rd 12050 Etris Road 555 S. Atlanta St 880 Holcomb Bridge Rd 1132 Canton St 963 Canton St 555 S Atlanta St 4401 Shallowford Rd 880 Holcomb Bridge Rd 850 Mansell Rd 550 W Crossville Rd 2500 Old Alabama Rd 994 Alpharetta St 1173 Alpharetta St 10730 Alpharetta Hwy 4681 Woodstock Rd 11190 Alpharetta Hwy 880 Atlanta St 12020 Etris Rd 1085 Canton St 10779 Alpharetta Hwy 1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd. 4401 Shallowford Rd 1087 Green St 688 Holcomb Bridge Rd 8440 Holcomb Bridge Rd 10930 Crabapple Rd 10360 Alpharetta St 11235 Alpharetta Hwy 720 Holcomb Bridge Rd 2270 Holcomb Bridge Rd

(770) 998-3114 (678) 534-5018 (770) 594-0655 (770) 640-8099 (770) 645-9983 (770) 587-5874 (678) 242-8962 (770) 998-0086 (770) 587-5678 (770) 552-8599 (770) 650-0069 (678) 691-6521 (678) 460-7373 (770) 640-8000 (770) 993-5577 (770) 993-5749 (770) 993-1156 (770) 559-1223 (404) 474-1332 (770) 587-0102 (770) 594-8118 (678) 461-4025 (770) 642-6981 (770) 993-7464 (678) 639-7297 (678) 461-9661 (770) 594-8118 (770) 649-0555 (770) 641-1080 (770) 650-1173 (678) 352-7999 (770) 650-0850 678) 393-0100 (770) 998-6553 (770) 545-8650 (770) 650-9838 (770) 594-9522 (770) 641-8877 (770) 587-4227 (770) 992-5383 (470) 242-5661 (678) 367-2841 (770) 993-8000 (770) 993-5922 (770) 772-4422 (770) 817-0661 (770) 992-0781 Facebook

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Johnny’s Pizza 550 W Crossville Rd Keegan’s Public House 4401 Shallowford Rd Little Alley Steak 955 Canton St LongHorn Steakhouse 900 Mansell Road Lucia’s Italian 4705 Woodstock Rd Lucky’s Burgers/Brew 1144 Alpharetta St Manuel’s Tavern 625 West Crossville Rd Mac McGee’s Irish Pub 936 Canton St Mellow Mushroom 935 Woodstock Rd Melting Pot 1055 Mansell Rd Mill Kitchen & Bar 590 Mimosa Boulevard Moe’s Bar B Que 12020 Etris Road Mom’s Table 1207 Canton St Monterrey Mexican 2300 Holcomb Bridge Rd NOCA 1170 Canton St Nosh Table & Tap 11255 Woodstock Rd 500 Oak Street Cafe 45 Oak St Oli + Ve 1003 Canton St Olive Garden Italian 905 Holcomb Bridge Rd Osteria Mattone 1095 Canton St OTP Tap & Grill 1475 Holcomb Bridge Rd Outback Steakhouse 655 Crossville Rd. Pastis Restaurant 928 Canton St Peach & The Porkchop 12040 Etris Rd Peachtree Diner 915 Holcomb Bridge Rd Pearl Raw Bar 959 Canton Street Pho & Com Asian Grill 915 Woodstock Rd Plum Café 1055 Canton St Provinos Italian 1255 Grimes Bridge Rd Public House 605 Atlanta St Pure Tauqeria 1143 Alpharetta St Rice Thai Cuisine 1104 Canton St Roswell Farmers Mkt 555 Atlanta St S Roswell Tap 1090 Alpharetta St Roux On Canton 946 Canton St Salt Factory 952 Canton St Slope’s BBQ of Roswell 34 E Crossville Rd Spiced Right Ribhouse 635 Atlanta St Spice of Thai 690 Holcomb Bridge Rd Stax Burger Bar 690 Holcomb Bridge Rd Stoney River 10524 Alpharetta Hwy Sugar Shack In Back 1085 Canton St Swallow + Hollow 1072 Green St Table & Main 1028 Canton St. Taco Mac 685 W Crossville Rd Taqueria Tsunami 1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd Tokyo Bay Buffet 925 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Tutto Kitchen and Bar 942 Alpharetta St Vin 25 25 Plum Tree St VUU Asian Bistro 880 Woodstock Rd Zoës Kitchen 1105 Woodstock Rd

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Peach & the Pork Chop Awarded



By Debbie Rosen

When USA Today and Sandwich America recently published one of it’s wildly popular 10Best polls, they were in search of the best Fried Chicken Sandwich in the entire State of Georgia! Their team of culinary experts, including Kay Logsdon, Editor and Chief of The Food Channel, nominated 20 of their favorite Fried Chicken Sandwiches from every part of the State from Douglas to Dunwoody, and everywhere in between. Each of the sandwiches had their own unique twist, from having an Italian spin to those topped with slaw and pickles, and even some with a honey butter sauce. The public was asked to cast their vote for one of these 20 Fried Chicken Sandwiches. People were encouraged to vote daily for the sandwich that rocked their fried chicken world. From this distinguished list of 20 celebrated sandwiches, our local Roswell favorite, Peach & The Porkchop’s Jim II not only came in third in the overall competition, but was actually the number one sandwich in the Atlanta metro area, as the first and second ranked sandwiches came from Augusta and Douglas. The restaurants with the top 10 winning votes were published on USA Today’s 10Best List, as well as on Sandwich

America’s website. We asked Peach & The Porkchop’s Owner Chuck Staley how this winning sandwich was developed. “We are always engaging with our guests at the restaurant, and encourage them to develop their own sandwich creations based on combining their favorite ingredients,” reflects Staley. “One of our longtime guests named Jim and his son Jim Jr. came up with the unique combination for this Fried Chicken Sandwich, so when we launched our most recent menu, we put this delicious sandwich on it, and named it the Jim II,” Staley concludes. The Jim II starts with a Prestige Farms Chicken Breast that is fried and topped with grilled jalapenos, sautéed onions, mushrooms, bacon and pepper jack cheese and it’s served on a fresh, specially crafted bun. It’s available on Peach & The Porkchop’s daily menu, which is offered during lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday.  Peach & The Porkchop is the only Roswell Restaurant to be named on this 10Best List. Peach & The Porkchop is located at 12040 Etris Road in Roswell. For more information about the restaurant and to make reservations, visit



CALENDAR ONGOING EVENTS THIS SUMMER MONDAYS Story Time by the River, Mondays, 10:30 AM. Chattahoochee Nature Center,, 770.992.2055. Trivia at Your Pie, Monday Nights, 7-9 PM. Your Pie in Roswell Crossing, 625 W Crossville Rd, 770.993.7944. Garden Tour Mondays at Barrington Hall, 9:30 AM. Free 30 minute Tours every Monday.

TUESDAYS Date Night on the River, 6 PM. Chattahoochee Nature Center,, 770.992.2055. Cooking Classes at Barrington Hall: 6:30 - 9:30 PM. Call 770.640.3855 for reservations. THURSDAYS Alive in Roswell, 5-9 PM. Historic Canton Street and Historic Roswell Square. Music, Food, Craft Beer and Family Fun. Free Trolley Service. Visit aliveinroswell. com. SATURDAYS Roswell Farmers & Artisans Market, 8 AM - Noon. City Hall Parking Lot.

July 2017 10Roswell Summer Puppet Series Presents: Pinocchio, 10 AM. Runs 8Full Moon Family Night Hike, 8 PM. through July 15. Cultural Arts Center, Chattahoochee Nature Center,, 770.992.2055.

950 Forest Street.

9Slip & Slide Extravaganza, 1-4 PM.

Street, $29,, 678.878.3378.

27-30Musical: “Meet Me in

St. Louis”, 7-9:30 PM. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd., visit

Leita Thompson Memorial Park, 1200 Woodstock Rd. Visit

August 2017

Ga. 400 Hospitality Highway Bike Ride, 7 AM. GA 400 will be closed from 7-7:30 AM from Holcomb Bridge to Northridge Southbound. Visit

Summer Gallery, Runs daily through August 31, 2017. Chattahoochee Nature Center, Indoor Scavenger Hunt, Runs Daily through August 31, 2017.,

Sundays on the River Featuring Bob Bakert, 6-9:30 PM. Chattahoochee Nature Center,, 770.992.2055. Beyond Botox Facial Acupuncture, FREE CLASS, 1-3 pm at Remedy Healing Arts, Family Friendly Breakfast with Butterflies, 10 AM. Chattahoochee Nature Center,

1Georgia Nature Photographers 13Ring of Fire - The Music of Johnny

Cash Presented by The Georgia Ensemble Theatre, 8-10 PM. Event Runs Through July 29. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 770.992.2055.

17Roswell Summer Puppet Series

Presents: The New Adventures of Brer Rabbit, 10 AM. Runs through July 22. Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forest Street. Visit

23Osteria Mattone to Host Summer Wine Tasting, 2-4 PM. 1095 Canton


Outdoor Scavenger Hunt, Runs Daily through August 31, 2017. Chattahoochee Nature Center,, 770.992.2055. Trail Hike, 1 PM. Event Runs Through December 31, 2017. Chattahoochee Nature Center,, 770.992.2055. Animal Encounter, 4 PM. This event runs through December 2017. July/August 2017•

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17955 Birmingham Hwy. Milton GA 30004 • 770.617.1521 • Cool Movies, 3 PM. Runs through August 31, 2017. Chattahoochee Nature Center,

3Creature Feature, 2:00 PM.

August 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 31. Event Runs Through December 31, 2017.

12-13, 19-20, 26-27. Chattahoochee Nature Center,,

7Spotlight Artist: Heather Lund

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River Canoe Trips, 6 PM. August 5-6,

Cabaret Fundraiser, 6:30 - 10:30 PM. Metropolitan Club, 5895 Windward Pkwy. Visit or call 678.527.2000. Pageant, 10 AM - 5 PM. Cultural Arts Center. and

- 2 PM. Leita Thompson Memorial Park, 1200 Woodstock Rd.

The Chattahoochee: Re-Imagine Our River, Show at various times throughout the day. Event runs Aug. 5-6, 12-13, 1920 and 26-27. Chattahoochee Nature Center,,

1925th Silver Anniversary Gala

20The 27th Annual Ms. Senior GA

5Slip & Slide Extravaganza, 11 AM Roswell Riverside Sounds Concert: , 7-9 PM, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley. FREE! Food Trucks begin at 6 PM. Roswell Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Rd,

24Sunset Sips: Electromatics, 6:309:30 PM. Blues, Jazz and Americana. Chattahoochee Nature Center,, 770.992.2055.

12 Green Cleaning with Essential Oils, 1-3 pm at Remedy Healing Arts,

13Sundays on the River Featuring

Gwen Hughes & “Grit Hits!”, 6-9:30 PM., Atlanta Concert Band, 4-5:30 PM. Cultural Arts Center. or

26Color Fused Glass Art Workshop, 2-5 PM. Visual Arts Center, 10495 Woodstock Road.

Kinetic Mobile Art Workshop, 2:30 5:30 PM. Visual Arts Center, 10495 Woodstock Road.

2713th Annual Miss Mary’s Ice

Cream Crankin, 2-4 PM. Historic Town Square,



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Roswell Magazine is a jumbo-digest, local, lifestyle publication covering the good people of Roswell, Georgia.