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Vol. 1, Issue 2 • SPRING 2015


l ive • work • sho p • eat • p l ay • p ray l oca l l y

Restaurant Guide WILD About Roswell North Fulton Golden Games Golf, Health, Pets

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Over 35 activities including: • Acclaimed Wildlife Artist Larry K. Martin • Nature Art Exhibits and Receptions • Flying Colors Butterfly Festival • Wildflowers, Birdwalks, Canoe Trips • Lavender Festival • Hikes, Tours, Gardens • Bicycle Rides That Go Wild • Musical Entertainment • Scavenger Hunt & Puppet Shows 770-640-3253

Letter from the Publisher Oh yes! Time to get outside and enjoy our town! The weather is warming and Roswell is hopping with festivals, 5Ks, street parties, special events and fabulous al fresco dining. And, we can now enoy a cold one as we stroll down Canton Street, checking out the various shops while we wait for a table at one of the many fine restaurants. If you’re 50+ don’t forget to sign up for the North Fulton Golden Games (see page 18) and represent Roswell well! Other features this issue include GRITS, Roswell Cycling Festival, Collegiate & Legends Pro Am, Golf’s Key Essentials, and much more! Enjoy the weather! Enjoy your families! And, enjoy our Spring 2015 issue of Roswell Magazine! We hope you like us on Facebook; and please send us your comments and suggestions any time.


ROSWELL MAGAZINE is published by Local Life Publishing, LLC. 765 Mid Broadwell Rd in Milton, GA 404-606-0797 • PRESIDENT Chris Smith VICE-PRESIDENT / PUBLISHER Regina Gulick ADVERTISING MANAGERS Kim Harvey Lisa Pepper Jan Tassitano ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Sarah Mabal CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Lisa Lossie, Marsha Saum, Jackie Tyson, Sean McDonough COLUMNISTS Bill Barkley, Jennifer Ferrell, Suzanne Taylor, Michelle Knapp, Tracy Cole, Kim Kirkup, Amy Pazahanick


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Roswell Lavender Festival enters its 5th year with the annual event scheduled for Saturday, June 13, 2015. The event takes place on the 7.5 acres of the historic home’s property with distinct sections dedicated to the day’s activities. There are classes and demonstrations in the carriage house, lavender food samples on the porch, sections for arts, crafts, antiques, and local food vendors, children’s activities and the ever popular Zen Zone. The free event features a full day devoted to all things lavender in a festival environment. The 2015 demonstration schedule is still being finalized but previous and popular topics included lavender wand making, creating lavender bath salts, and presentations on cultivating one’s own lavender plantings. Throughout the day, lavender infused specialty foods can be sampled on the hour with previous tastings that included such sweet and savory items as lavender ice cream, lavender cookies, lavender pasta and lavender marshmallows. As festival-goers arrive, they’re greeted by helpful Lavender Queens and provided with a map of the property which highlights the many different areas of the festival: the vendor section featuring unique art and antiques, a pottery exhibit with a local artist presenting wheel demonstrations, plant and herb sales along with other specialty garden items, and a food and picnic area where local food vendors proffer a variety of specialty foods.


Returning again this year is specialty brewed lavender beer from Athens-based brewery and a specialty lavender cocktail created by The Mill Kitchen. The front yard of the historic home is designated for children’s activities with crafts, historic games, and a special visit from the Lavender Fairy. Also popular is “The Zen Zone,” an area solely devoted to the healing properties of lavender, and featuring such techniques as crystal bowl therapy, hypnotherapy and aromatherapy. Festival-goers can participate in a massage session, and outdoor yoga and Pilates classes. A new addition to the popular area this year is a Meditation Tent with guided meditation sessions taking place throughout the day. Local musicians contribute to the festival atmosphere with tunes ranging from Americana, folk, country and independent. Festival attendees enjoy purchasing lunch from one of the many food vendors, sipping a specialty libation, finding a spot under the Great Pecan Tree and taking in all the sights, sounds and smells of the afternoon. The event and activities are free. Parking is offsite and a trolley provides ongoing transportation between parking lots and the festival entrance. Vendor opportunities are still available. For further information, please contact Janet Rigsby at Barrington Hall, or 770.640.3855. More information is available on our website at Find us on Facebook at •


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SERVING UP SUCCESS IN ROSWELL (above) “Roswell diners are looking for a quality meal, extraordinary service and an inviting atmosphere; and we are going to continue making sure they consistently receive all of these elements." DAVID SMEDLUND, Managing Partner-Aqua blue By Jessica Diamond, Roswell Inc, Communications Coordinator

Originally, the City

of Roswell was created to house a textile mill and its employees. The community was designed to support the mill and businesses catered to the needs of its families. Obviously, as the City matured and the mill fell dormant, the needs of the community changed. Over the course of more than a century, Roswell has developed into one of the most dynamic and community oriented cities in the country. Suburban families fleshed out the neighborhoods and the schools and parks flourished. The fine arts were celebrated and the historical culture preserved. Roswell became the ideal place to raise a family, and in more recent years, an ideal place to start a successful business endeavor. The last few years have seen enormous growth in 12

the business community and the City has taken great strides to nurture and encourage that growth. The results of these efforts include economic development entities like Roswell Inc. Some of the most prominent participants in this economic upturn are the restaurants. Roswell is now home to close to 200 restaurants, the majority of which are locally owned, independent businesses. Native fine dining enthusiasts, who would previously commute inside the perimeter, now look no further than their own backyards. What’s more, fine diners are traveling from numerous other communities to sample what Roswell has to offer. Roswell is quickly blossoming into a foodie’s paradise. Roswell’s restaurant scene draws its edge from a number of unique factors. On the one hand, many of the restaurants boast a hip, modern flair with innovative food design and preparation techniques. On the other hand, you’ve got a more rural, historic •

small town setting that offers sanctuary from the hustle, bustle and cold concrete of the big city. The dining experience extends beyond the table to include immersion into a friendly and thriving community. This means that the owner is typically close by and willing to stop for a chat. Fellow diners recognize one another and may have a “regular table.” Business owners know one another and work together to help the entire community succeed. Many are embracing the farm-to-table movement that encourages kitchens to serve food responsibly grown and raised on nearby farms by local farmers. Massi Mekhmoukh, owner of Etris Kitchen and Bar, has taken the farm-to-table movement even further by opening their new restaurant on former farmland. “Where better to have a ‘farm to fork’ restaurant than in Roswell . . . specifically, in an area that was once the Etris family’s farm?” Mekhmoukh said. “The location on former farmland and the intimacy of Sweet Apple Village, not to mention an existing imported Italian wood oven, called to us.” Roswell Inc asked several local restaurateurs, like Mekhmoukh, to comment on their experiences and share their beliefs on what makes a successful restaurant in Roswell. “It’s the people,” Rich Clark, owner of Hugo’s Oyster Bar in Roswell, said. “I mean the people here are some of the best. So community driven and with such a sense of pride. They just want you to succeed.” When asked about his hopes for the future of the restaurant industry in the City, Clark responded, “I hope that the competition only makes us all perform at the top of our game. I worked in restaurants in Buckhead, Atlanta Fish Market, Bluepoint, Blue Ridge Grille, Brassiere Le Coze, La Grotta, the Ritz-Carlton just to name a few and there has always been a feeling that restaurants "OTP" (Outside the Perimeter) were not on par with restaurants in town. I can tell you that stigma is going away and hopefully, with more quality restaurants coming in the area, we will only better our culinary reputation.” David Smedlund, managing partner of Aqua blue Restaurant and Bar, spoke to the continued success of this 12 year old establishment. “Our guests have come to expect affordable luxury when dining with us,” Smedlund said. “Roswell diners are looking 14

for a quality meal, extraordinary service and an inviting atmosphere, and we are going to continue making sure they consistently receive all of these elements." The development of Alive After 5 on Canton Street is a large contributing factor to the explosion of restaurant activity in Roswell, particularly in its historic downtown corridor. The event provides invaluable exposure to those who travel from other communities to explore the area. A surprising percentage of the visitors to Alive After 5 are not actually Roswell residents. Many are from other Metro-Atlanta cities and even other states. These visitors provide the ever important word of mouth advertising that independent businesses rely on. The more the word spreads, the busier these restaurants get, both on and off Canton Street. “We know and love Roswell. We saw the strong need for quality restaurants ‘Beyond Canton Street’ - especially now that the surrounding areas see Roswell as a dining destination,” Mekhmoukh said. “Roswell has maintained its small-town feel as it has grown. We love that. We were looking for somewhere to open a comfortable restaurant that locals would frequent and feel at home, yet still have a draw to those out of the area looking for somewhere with character for an evening out. Of course, great food goes without saying.” By all accounts, the negative “OTP” stigma is quickly becoming folklore. With such a wide selection of choices ranging from southern fried chicken to flavorful Cajun, British pub fare to tapas and sushi, or a big juicy burger and fries, there is something for every palate and craving. Roswell is embracing its history to better its future and every bite will be more delicious than the last.

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It’s also a great place to learn. Art Center West’s teachers are some of the best around. Beginning handbuilders learn the basic skills of pinch pots and coil and slab construction; wheel throwers are taught centering and how to throw basic forms. Students beyond the beginner’s level can refine technical skills and explore personal ideas and self-expression. Many of the students have been taking classes for years and choose Art Center West simply because of the experience of the teachers. Art Center West holds two shows each year that showcase students’ work. The spring show will be May 1417 this year. Visitors to this free show are able to view and purchase beautiful ceramic pieces, meet the artists, and tour the studio. If you have ever dreamed of making your own set of dishes or coffee mug or if you’ve wondered if you can create a figure out of clay, stop by for a tour and consider signing up for a class. For more information, call 770-641-3990 or visit . To register for a class, visit . We can’t wait to welcome you to our community of artists.






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Move over fifty

82 year old Shirley Nelson says she is looking forward to signing up for her first Golden Game. “Why not?” says Nelson. Whether you work out weekly or just want to try something new, the Golden Games have something for everyone.

and nifty, fifty is the new forty! So forget all those cliches of gray hair, white sneakers and canes and get ready to show how 50 and older is FIT and FIERCE at the 21st Annual North Fulton Golden Games. Whether you’re 50, 60, 70, 80 or 102 years young, the Golden Games are your time to shine! The City of Roswell is partnering with its neighbors Johns Creek, Milton, Alpharetta and Sandy Springs to sponsor the North Fulton Golden Games for residents 50 and older. The opening ceremony and field day will be held at the Alpharetta Community Center (175 Roswell Street) on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. This is the 21st year of the North Fulton Golden Games. The games will take place from the end of April through May. Shannon Tucker is 52 years old young. With four young children, some still in elementary school, she is the new face of the Golden Games. “I have to stay fit, it’s my priority,” says Tucker. With young kids to care for, I want to stay active and 18

Games will be held at various locations in North Fulton County through the end of May. Activities will include bocce ball, swimming, tennis, golf, bowling, pickle ball, billiards, rock climbing and much more! This year, there is even a trivia tournament for those who want to flex their brain power. For Nelson, it’s also a time to get back to one of her of her true loves. “I used to be pretty good at tennis,” says Nelson. “Tennis anyone? I just need a partner,” jokes the octogenarian. Tucker is excited to to show her children that fitness is a life-long commitment. “It’s the new 50,” says Tucker. “I’ll drop my kids off at school for their field day, then head over to my own. Mommy’s gonna bring home a medal too,” says Tucker. To request an application call 678-297-6140 or go to Or like them on Facebook at North Fulton Golden Games. •

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or moody teen be suffering from more than just adolescent angst and hormone havoc? School and social stress, electronic and media overload all play a part. Striving to develop their own identity and find out where they fit in, pulling away from parents, all lead to pendulum-like mood swings. So how can a parent tell if their child is depressed, or just a typical child with ups and downs? Teens may appear depressed at home, but happy around friends – they may appear angry rather than sad don’t let this throw you off the scent. What are some signs of teen depression? 1. Emotional responses that are not usual for him or her, or more extreme? Are they more irritable or angry than normal? Displaying excessive or inappropriate guilt, sadness, anxiety, or feelings of hopelessness? 2. Are moods lasting much longer than usual, or changing far too quickly? If they always had quick, brief temper tantrums, but suddenly seem upset for hours, it can be a sign of depression. So can incessant, rapid changes in mood. 3. Are emotions affecting their functioning on a daily basis? Have teachers reported changes in their focus, motivation or grades? Do they seem disinterested in their hobbies or friends, are they socially withdrawing? Do they seem oversensitive to rejection? Complaining of somatic symptoms – stomachaches, headaches, backache, fatigue, which may result in skipping or leaving school early? Are they overwhelmed and immobilized by stress? 4. Are they using a depressive perspective and phrases of doom and gloom? Pay attention for changes in what 20

your child talks about. Are they telling you that nobody likes them, even when their friends are calling them? Also look for expressions of low self-esteem, such as ‘I am no good at anything’, or ‘nothing good ever happens to me’. 5. Have they lost of interest in food, or are they compulsively overeating? This may result in rapid weight gain or loss. Are they over-sleeping, or unable to get to sleep? Isolating, and spending hours on electronics, when they used to socialize? Are they acting irresponsibly, or even criminally? Forgetting obligations, being late for classes, skipping school, a DUI, or shoplifting, use of alcohol or drugs, risk-taking, and promiscuous behavior – all may point to depression, especially if this behavior is markedly different from the norm. One out of 8 adolescents have depression in the teen years. If your child appears unhappy for more than two weeks, it’s time to seek help from a psychotherapist. Treating depression holistically, looking at changing negative cognitions, dysfunctional behavior, negative eating and sleep habits, teaching relaxation and meditation skills, helping with social, family and academic stressors, all play a part in recovery. Kim Kirkup is the owner of The Milton Therapist in Alpharetta. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and has provided psychotherapy in the Milton area for over 12 years. Kim specializes in child, adolescent, and individual therapy, and provides marriage counseling, and court-ordered drug and alcohol evaluations. She can be reached at or 404 805 0095. The miltontherapist. com. •

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Springing into Action By Tracy Coles, The Hernandez Group KW Realty Consultants




123 Russell Rd N/A 1,385,000 1625 Cox Rd N/A 1,280,000 210 Inwood Ter Lakeside at Ansley 1,025,000 1075 Stonegrove Ln Stonegrove 915,000 1190 Atherton Pk Atherton Park 915,000 245 Steeple Pointe Dr Horseshoe Bend CC 659,000 15 Crosscrabble Pl Tradition at Roswell 627,970 310 Hannaford Dr Hannaford Plantation 634,900 305 Buckinghm Fst Ct Litchfield Hundred 550,000 2860 Willow Green Ct Willow Springs 585,000 445 Abbeywood Dr Chickering 535,000 12110 Wexford Club DrWexford 437,500 515 Kendemere Pt Crabapple Pointe 415,000 350 Kendemere Pt Crabapple Pointe 412,000 240 Nestor Ct Horseshoe Bend CC 385,000 1595 Heritage Tr Azalea Pointe 399,000 200 Spring Creek Rd Spring Creek 370,000 14000 Old Course Dr Foxhall 352,000 235 Brookfield Pl Brookfield CC 350,000 185 Shelli Ln Roswell Place 350,000 510 Approach Ct Horseshoe Bend CC 350,000 11540 Strickland Rd Hollyberry 349,000 1910 Ridgefield Dr North Point 338,000 2675 Shadow Pine Dr Studdiford/ Woodfall 325,000 1135 Olde Roswell Gr Olde Roswell 275,000 400 Bellflower Ct Woodfield 325,000 150 Oak Knoll Wy Michaels Pond 326,000 9129 Branch Valley WyWoodfield 300,000 420 River Close Dr River Ridge 294,200 155 Truehedge Tr Martins Landing 287,500 1630 River Oak Dr River Oak 290,000 360 Chaffin Rd Chaffin Ridge 285,000 6010 Foxberry Ln Crabapple Station 251,700 13000 Crabapple Lake DrCrabapple Lake 246,000 525 Silver Pine Tr Woodfield 250,000 1015 Hidden Pond Ln Hidden Pond 243,500 150 Enclave Ct Enclave at Hembree 230,000 9125 Eves Circle Woodfield 237,400 5040 Pattingham Dr Camden Ridge 240,000 2135 Westwind Dr Westwind 222,000 185 Valley Dr Valley Woods 213,000 670 Whitehall Way Whitehall 187,425 280 Sea Holly Cir Parkside Martins Land 216,800 1340 Taylor Oaks Dr Taylor Oaks 192,750 760 Cranberry Trl Barrington Farms 208,500 470 Sherringham Ct Kensington Square 183,000 130 Worthington Hills TrcLiberty Square 135,000

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Spring is here, and with it comes the beginning of peak season for real estate sales in Roswell and North Metro Atlanta. Currently, supplies are low and demand is high, so sellers are getting top dollar for their homes with favorable terms. Property values continue to increase so that sellers have more equity in their homes and there is a pent-up demand of ready, willing and able buyers for homes under $1,000,000 In spite of the low inventory, not every home will sell. Price, condition, and marketing all play a role in getting a home sold. These 5 simple yet effective spring cleaning tips can prepare your home for sale and give you the edge over other sellers: 1. DeClutter – give the illusion of space & allow buyers to envision themselves there. 2. Clean your windows & let the sun shine in. 3. Make your Kitchen & Baths white glove clean. 4. Sniff out smells & say goodbye to bad odors. 5. Trim lawn and trees. Make first impressions count! 6. If you’re considering selling, now is the time to “spring into action” and take advantage of the current market conditions.



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PHONE SCAMS WARNING By Officer Lisa Holland

In this photo, K-9 Bruno and his Handler, Officer Greg Cooper, are showing off the medical bag.

Would you give

$2,000 to a random stranger who calls you on the phone? Hopefully, you would not, but the Roswell Police Department has received countless reports where people have been swindled out of their hard earned cash. Phone scams are a huge money-making business for thieves. With new scams popping up every day, trying to keep up with them and the technology that they use is difficult. Your caller I.D. may not display the caller’s real number because the scam artists are using Caller I.D. spoofing technology to make their phone number appear as a legitimate number, such as Georgia Power, the Internal Revenue Service, or even a police department. There are many versions of telephone scams. A typical scam that we are seeing in Roswell is where the caller informs you that you have missed jury duty. He will introduce himself as an officer with the Fulton County Court and proceed to tell you that in order to avoid arrest, you can pay a fine. The fake officer will instruct you to go the 24

store and buy a pre-paid visa card, known as a green dot card. These cards are typically hard to trace and will give the caller instant access to the money. These callers can be quite convincing and frightening. They will use scare tactics to convince you that you will be arrested if you do not pay them right away! Another common scam is the tax scam. You may receive an unsolicited phone call where the person on the other end of the line is posing as an agent with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Because it is tax season, many people fall prey to this. One victim called the Roswell Police to report that he gave over $4,000 because he had legitimate tax issues, and he believed that the caller was helping him avoid legal action and fines. Finally, local businesses are not immune to these fraudulent phone calls. We have had several restaurants and shops report receiving calls from, what they thought, was the Georgia Power Company. Crooks impersonating themselves as a bill collector with the electric company will demand payment from the business to avoid the power being turned off. •



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restaurant review

By Michelle Knapp,

Sometimes, we judge

a book by it’s cover — or a restaurant by it’s name. The Peach and the Porkchop was on our list to Scoop for some time, based solely on the name. We were pleasantly surprised that the food and atmosphere were just as cute as we imagined. The Peach and the Porkchop is owned by Chuck and Alyssa Staley. Chuck from “Up North” and Alyssa from “Down South” have had the idea for a restaurant for many years. 16 years ago, Chuck’s future father-in-law casually suggested that if the two were ever to open a restaurant, they call it the Peach and the Porkchop. And so the idea was born.

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credited for being the first place we’ve seen to have fresh flowers on display! It was absolutely gorgeous! Most importantly: the menu. The menu is one of those book-style menus that has several pages of choices. The Peach and the Porkchop uses several locally-sourced ingredients and cooks everything to order. They offer everything from traditional southern items like fried chicken and pimento cheese, to northern favorites like a “Pittsburger” and sausage sub sandwiches. If you’re looking for something lighter, no worries — they have a huge selection of lighter dishes and salads. We’re looking forward to going back in the evening to enjoy one of their “Adult” milkshakes.

I can remember watching anxiously on Facebook for them to open their doors, and it seemed to be taking a long time with the build out. Upon finally visiting though, I can tell why!

The Peach and the Porkchop had great service, a large menu with lots of options, and a cozy atmosphere. We will most definitely go back, and you should too! And tell them Scoop sent you.

The interior is beautifully built, with huge, oversized booths and wooden trim throughout. And we are religious about always checking out the restrooms when we Scoop — and the Peach and the Porkchop gets

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1 Andretti Grill

1 Adele’s (770) 992-5688

2 Brookwood Grill (770) 587-0102

3 Greenwood’s Restaurant (770) 992-5383

4 Honey Baked Ham (770) 552-1021

5 Hooters (770) 992-4540

6 Lucky’s Burger and Brew (770) 518-5695

7 Moxie Burger (770) 627-3201

8 STAX Burger Bar (770) 992-2229

9 The Counter (678) 461-9661

ASIAN 1 La Voh Thai (770) 992-3500

2 Thai Emerald (770) 552-6700

3 Tin Drum Asia Cafe (770) 641-5802

4 Yummy House (678) 352-1606

5 Zest on Canton Street (678) 461-6788

BBQ 1 Dreamland Bar B Que (678) 352-7999

2 Slope’s BBQ, Inc (770) 518-7000

3 Spiced Right Ribhouse (678) 352-9633

4 Swallow at the Hollow (770) 594-0655

2 Hugo’s Oyster Bar (770) 993-5922

3 Roux on Canton (770) 993-0007

CASUAL CAFE 1 Anna Lee’s Restaurant (770) 998-0086

2 Atlanta Bread Company (770) 650-0069

3 Coffee Bianco (770) 992-7289

4 Dogwood Cafe @ DoubleTree by Hilton (770) 992-9600

5 Douceur de France (770) 650-1173

6 J. Christopher’s Crabapple Road (678) 822-0129

7 Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee House (770) 645-1149

8 Le Bistro (678) 682-8669

9 Oak Street Cafe (770) 594-1300

10 Plum Cafe (770) 518-7586

11 Public House (770) 640-5548

12 Roswell Provisions & Market (678) 682-8669

13 The Fickle Pickle (770) 650-7877

14 The Roswell Teahouse (770) 643-5813

15 Thumbs Up Diner (770) 642-8980 (678) 352-1975

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GLOBAL INSPIRED 1 1920 Tavern (770) 998-3114

2 Aqua Blue (770) 643-8886

3 Bistro VG (770) 993-1156

4 Etris Kitchen and Bar (404) 431-5676

5 Pastis (770) 640-3870

ITALIAN & PIZZA 1 Alessio’s Restaurant & Pizzeria (770) 640-8099

2 Bella Italia Restaurant (770) 640-8000

3 Brick House Pizza and Pasta (770) 640-0023

4 DaVinci’s (770) 649-0555

5 Diesel Pizza and Pub (770) 641-1080

6 Ippolito’s (770) 992-0781

7 Jet’s Pizza (770) 752-5387

8 Mellow Mushroom (770) 645-8383

9 Osteria Mattone (678) 878-3378

10 Real Fix Pizza (770) 299-1657

11 Your Pie (770) 993-7944

MEXICAN & LATIN 1 Ceviche Taqueria and Margarita Bar (678) 461-4025

2 El Porton (770) 552-1613

3 Hola Taqueria (470) 242-5661

4 Lazaro’s Cuban Cuisine (678) 277-9661

5 Pure Taqueria (770) 817-7873

6 Rojo Cocina Mexicana & Cantina (404) 420-0111

7 Tarahumata Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar (770) 998-5590

MODERN 1 Foundation Social Eatery (770) 641-8877

2 Little Alley Steak (770) 998-0440

3 NOCA (North on Canton) (770) 992-8866

4 OTP Tap & Grill

4 McDonald’s (770) 751-9362

5 Roswell River Food Trucks (Seasonal) RoswellRiverFoodTruckWeekends

6 Zaxby’s - Woodstock Road (770) 552-2245

SWEETS 1 Menchie’s - Sweet Apple Village (770) 992-7992

2 Sputniks Yogurt (404) 213-7077

3 Sugar Shack (770) 650-9838

4 Sweet! Roswell (678) 461-1223

5 The Pie Hole (678) 461-3776 (678) 585-0067

5 Table & Main (678) 869-5178

6 The Mill Kitchen & Bar (770) 817-9345

7 Vin 25 (770) 628-0411

PUBS AND BREWS 1 Coldbrews Sports Bar & Grill (678) 639-7297

2 Mac McGee Irish Pub (770) 518-2866

3 Salt Factory Pub (770) 998-4850

QUICK BITES 1 Chick-fil-A at Roswell Town Center (770) 641-8436

2 Hardee’s (770) 645-7336

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A city-wide celebration of Nature and the Great Outdoors in Roswell, Georgia

ROSWELL VISITORS CENTER 617 Atlanta Street Roswell, GA 30075 770-640-3253 • 800-776-7935

For a few hours or a few days... we invite you to GO WILD in Roswell!


GUEST ARTIST EXHIBITION June 1 – 30 GO WILD features acclaimed wildlife artist LARRY K. MARTIN Roswell Visitors Center 617 Atlanta Street; Roswell, GA 30075 9 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm Saturdays Noon – 3 pm Sundays 770-640-3253; In 1976 Larry K. Martin returned home to Alabama from a career in Tropical Medicine to pursue another lifelong ambition – Wildlife Art. He had received a PhD from Tulane and combined tropical medicine research at Walter Reed Army Medical Center with field research in the Amazon rain forests of Colombia and Brazil. But a stronger calling then led him to a career in art and wildlife conservation. After three years as Curator of the Anniston Museum of Natural History, in partnership with C.D. Hancock, he began publishing his wildlife paintings through Wren’s Nest Gallery, Inc. Since that date more than 400 of his paintings have been issued as print editions. His original paintings and prints can be found in major corporate and private collections, including


those of President George H.W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Bob Hope, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lee Greenwood and Generals Colin Powell and Norman Schwarzkopf. His works have hung in both Houses of the U.S. Congress, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Audubon Naturalist Society, as well as in governmental offices in his home state. Other public figures and statesmen from many countries throughout the world own works by Mr. Martin. Heavily influenced by the wonders of the natural world, Martin has worked continually in conservation and wildlife art in efforts to ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy the Earth’s natural treasures. His fundraising efforts have extended to Ducks Unlimited, the Audubon Society, The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Rescue Service and the Cahaba River Society and numerous causes to save threatened species. Larry has more recently returned to the tropics – this time to paint subjects in the rain forests of South America and the dry savannahs of Africa. He has traveled

in the mountains and Amazonian jungles of Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru and led photographic safaris to Kenya in 2001 through 2014. His plans are to continue to host annual group safaris to Africa, Central and South America. He has led fifteen photography safaris to Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa between 2001 and 2014. June 16

Meet the Artist Reception: Larry K. Martin

Please join us from 5:30 – 8 p.m. to meet Mr. Martin and his Wren’s Nest Gallery partner Crystal Hancock. Roswell Visitors Center 617 Atlanta Street – Roswell, GA 30075 Free admission

Endangered Wildlife Benefit Auction

Larry K. Martin, and Robert W. Hagan Foundation announce the kick-off. This auction will be announced at the June 16th reception with details on how you may make a bid, participate in the ongoing effort to protect endangered wildlife and enjoy wildlife art.


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GO WILD with Roswell Outdoors

“As you explore some of our wooded trails, remember you are entering the home of a people who once lived a way of life that might seem foreign to us now. Somewhere near you stands a tree from whose “grandfather-tree” a bow was carved – and from another, an arrow. From other trees within your view came “aspirin” and “pasta” and tough dependable cordage …. All from the inner bark.

There was a day when this knowledge was known to every man, woman and child. These were the Native Americans who once inhabited the land.” (Mark Warren from Through the Eyes of the Cherokee – this booklet may be downloaded from )

Old Mill Park & Covered Pedestrian Bridge

One of the most beautiful areas in Roswell, this park has an interpretive walk highlighting the old mill ruins 37

and providing access to Vickery Creek and its dam. The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is linked by the Vickery Creek Covered Pedestrian Bridge and allows you to enjoy the forest and a hike to the Chattahoochee River. All along wooded areas, creek beds and river banks you will find trails awaiting your enjoyment. (access located to the left of the Roswell Mill from Mill Street).

Chattahoochee River Parks Chattahoochee, River of the Painted Rock

At one time the Cherokee and Creek people lived, hunted and fished along its banks. The river and its tributaries supplied power to run the mills. Today, a 7-mile linear park provides enjoyment of the River as it winds its way through Roswell. • Azalea park on Azalea Drive • Don White Park & Riverside Park on Riverside Road • Picnic areas, spraygrounds, playgrounds, boat ramps, bicycling, multipurpose trails, fishing and more. (access to the parks is free; nominal fee for children to play in the sprayground). Canoe, Kayak, Raft & Bike Rentals 203 Azalea Drive 770-641-3705 or 770-640-3253

Big Creek Park (Free) Trails for mountain biking and hiking. Big Creek Park trails link with the Alpharetta Greenway for extended enjoyment. (Access from Old Alabama Road)

Chattahoochee Nature Center

9135 Willeo Road; Roswell, GA 30075 Open 10 – 5 Monday – Saturday; Noon – 5 on Sundays $10 Adults; $7 Seniors (Ages 65+) & Students (Ages 13 -18); $6 Children (Ages 3 -12); Children 2 & under are free; 770-992-2055 or CNC is the oldest and largest private, non-profit natural science learning center in the Southeast, encompassing 30 species of native wildlife and over 127 acres of native plants and gardens. Trails and a river boardwalk highlight the experience. Don’t forget to visit the Discovery Center and the gift shop. Group Rates at Chattahoochee Nature Center: The Chattahoochee Nature Center loves group visitors! Groups of 15 or more are eligible for discounted admissions. Plan early, reservations required 10 business days in advance. Group Rate Admission is $8 adults, $6 students (ages 1318), $5 children and seniors (ages 3-12 and ages 65+), FREE ages 2 and under. Contact us at 770-992-2055 x254 for more information and to make a reservation.


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SHOPPING IN ROSWELL: Antiques, Boutiques and Uniques: Period storefronts of the historic district blend with eclectic treasures throughout the city. A varied selection of items in a delightful setting, mixed with friendly service and warm smiling faces, makes shopping in Roswell an experience to remember and share with friends again and again.


Antiques, Boutiques, Uniques

Canton Street, with its shops, art galleries, restaurants and sidewalk cafes is bustling with vitality, having among its many awards the designation as a Great Places in Georgia – Great Street. But the fun doesn’t stop there - visit Plum Tree Village, Oak Street, the historic Town Square and explore the entire city for special finds at reasonable prices.


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Wildly Popular Culinary Scene in Roswell

Award-winning restaurants abound, making Roswell a true “Foodies” destination. Experience a variety of flavors from which to choose … continental cuisine, down-home cooking, southern BBQ, cozy tea rooms, sidewalk cafes, southern gourmet, and elegant dining all await you. Over 200 Independent Restaurants call Roswell home. for additional dining information.

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History and Nature go Hand-in-Hand The Southern Trilogy – Three Antebellum Homes await your discovery: Barrington Hall 535 Barrington Drive; Roswell GA 30075 770-640-3855; Bulloch Hall 180 Bulloch Avenue; Roswell GA 30075 770-992-1731; Smith Plantation Home 935 Alpharetta Street; Roswell GA 30075 770-641-3978; Download a complimentary Roswell Mill Village/Civil War app and enjoy exploring Roswell’s unique history. 40

LODGING There is so much to see and do!

Roswell’s lodging facilities provide the perfect setting to relax and rejuvenate as you experience our town. For additional information please explore For assistance in arranging your visit or a group tour please call 770-640-3253 or 800-776-7935. • ROSWELL VISITORS CENTER 617 Atlanta Street, Roswell GA 30075


9995 Old Dogwood Road Roswell, GA, 30076 770-650-6444 • Non-smoking & handicapped rooms available. Amenities include fridge, microwave, complementary continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, cable and free parking.


1500 Market Blvd Roswell, GA, 30076 (770) 992-7200 • Nestled in the suburbs near GA 400, the hotel is close to a variety of restaurants, movie theaters, and shopping malls, as well as the Roswell Historic District. Only 30 minutes north of downtown Atlanta. Our rooms are designed for comfort and efficiency, featuring a separate seating area, well-lit work space with complimentary wi-fi access, coffee maker, iron and ironing board, and hair dryer. Our suites include a mini-refrigerator, microwave, and separate bedroom. Enjoy a hot breakfast, unwind in our outdoor pool, mini-gym, and Jacuzzi or just enjoy in-room movies.


3000 Mansell Road Alpharetta, GA, 30022 (770) 645-6060; (800) 228-5150 • All-suites hotel. Exercise room, pool, refrigerators, microwaves, complimentary Deluxe Hot Breakfast, free local calls, corporate meeting space, wireless high-speed internet, airport shuttle, van transportation upon request, capacity for tour operator parking, group rates available for weddings, perfect for family reunions, 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta.


1075 Holcomb Bridge Road Roswell, GA, 30076 (770) 992-9600, (800)-222-TREE • The DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta / Roswell is the ideal choice of business travelers. Leisure travelers will find the DoubleTree Hotel Atlanta/Roswell convenient to many nearby attractions. The newly restored full service hotel offers 172 well-appointed guestrooms, including 24 suites. A complimentary shuttle is available to take hotel guests within a five-mile radius of the hotel.


909 Holcomb Bridge Road Roswell, GA, 30076 (770) 817-1414; (877) 817-1414 • Full service hotel with luxury amenities including flat screen TVs in all rooms. WI FI and Business Center. Outdoor pool. On-site Health/ fitness center. Full service restaurant and lounge (Kids eat free with Adult meal purchase).


2950 Mansell Rd. Alpharetta, GA, 30022 (770) 552-0006 • This location has undergone a total cosmetic facelift offering an affordable, yet comfortable, option when it comes to overnight accommodations. Heated indoor pool, jacuzzi, guest laundry, free full Hot Breakfast, Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, van transportation upon request, capacity for tour operator parking, group rates available for weddings, perfect for family reunions, 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta.


1175 Hembree Road Roswell, GA, 30076 (770) 410-9094; (800) 553-9338 Extended stay, weekly. Efficiencies, maid service, full kitchenettes.


575 Old Holcomb Bridge Road Roswell, GA, 30076 (770) 552-0200; (800) 531-5900 • Amenities include pool, coffee makers, hair dryers, irons/ironing boards, complimentary continental breakfast.


3020 Mansell Rd. Alpharetta, GA, 30022 (678) 461-7300; (800) 272-6232 • Features luxurious suites, efficiencies, and Jacuzzi rooms. Fully equipped kitchens. Indoor swimming pool. Free continental breakfast.


907 Holcomb Bridge Road Roswell, GA, 30076 (770) 552-5599, (800) Suite 21 • 2000 square feet of meeting space for all meeting and special event occasions. Non-smoking & handicapped rooms available, corporate meeting space. Amenities include pool, heated whirl-pool, fitness center, complimentary deluxe continental breakfast.


9955 Old Dogwood Rd. Roswell, GA, 30076 (770) 992-9449; (888) 897-0202 • Extended stay facility. Amenities include cable, HBO, twice weekly housekeeping, work stations with personalized voice mail. Free local calls. Fully equipped kitchen in room.


By Bill Barkley, Master PGA Golf Professional

THE PRE-SWING ROUTINE It is important to improve fundamentals. Fundamentals include grip, stance, posture, ball position and alignment. For example, by aligning the clubface square to the target-line, and aligning the body to correspond with the intended path of the swing, the path of the swing will determine whether the ball flies straight, fades or draws toward the target.

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Golf’s Key Essentials

shot holds the green, and how well a player plays the wind. A 45-degree angle of trajectory causes a longer ball flight than an angle of trajectory that is more or less than 45 degrees. A low trajectory into a strong wind bores through the wind.

During the pre-swing routine, visualize positive results. That activity of one’s imagination instills confidence, determines club selection, and helps trigger an appropriate swing.

Different factors affect height of trajectory. The primary factor is the angle of approach, an angle that normally corresponds to the slope of the backswing. A steeper backswing causes a higher angle of trajectory. A more upright posture tends to cause a lower angle of trajectory. Maintaining a constant spine angle throughout the swing helps control the angle of trajectory.



Learning to meet the ball square keeps the ball in play, increases the number of fairways and greens hit in regulation, scores more pars and birdies, and incurs fewer penalty strokes.

The short game includes putting, chipping pitching, bunker shots and lob shots. Spin and height of trajectory influence results; for example, putts and chips are ideally played with over-spin The stroke is a rhythmic back and forth on line movement. The hands lead the clubhead back with a cupped left wrist, causing a slightly closed clubface. The hands again lead the clubhead forward with a cupped right wrist that squares the clubface. The force of a smooth pull through impact determines distance.

The key to meeting the ball square is a slightly closed clubface at the peak of the backswing, caused by a cupped left wrist. Cupping the right wrist during the transition and maintained through impact squares the slightly closed clubface. CONTROLLING THE HEIGHT OF TRAJECTORY The height of trajectory affects distance, the way a 42

The hands are slightly ahead of the ball at address, de-lofting the clubface. There is a slight up and down on-line pendulum path, with the clubhead leveling slightly behind the ball so as to meet the ball •

on the upswing with a de-lofted clubface to impart over-spin. Memory plays an important part in a sense of distance. One way to develop a sense of distance is to repeatedly putt a ball to a given distance, and then putt another ball a few feet farther, remembering the difference. Memory plays an important part related to ‘reading the green.’ One reads the green prior to stroking a putt or chip and considers how break, grain, slope and other factors influence results. Over time and considerable practice, one memorizes subtle nuances. Another factor determining the level of skill is visualization. A golfer learns to ‘see’ the line, and responds with precise alignment, and what is seen registers a given distance with a corresponding required level of force. The act of seeing a positive result vicariously, prior to stroking a putt or chip, enhances confidence and results. The key to most bunker shots and lob shots is to develop a stroke that imparts height and back-spin. Rather than de-lofting the clubface with the hands ahead of the clubhead, these two shots are played with an extreme laid back or lofted clubface. The palm of the right hand faces the sky at address and through impact. The clubhead swings down and under the ball with the palm of the right hand facing upward. The ball lands softly with little or no roll. A golfer serious about lowering scores should improve the pre-swing routine, the technique of meeting the ball square, control the height of trajectory, and develop a reliable shot. Bill Barkley, PGA Master Golf Professional with a specialty in golf instruction, had a 4-year golf scholarship to UF and has been a PGA Pro for over 60 years. He and his wife of 58 years, Claire, have 11 children and 25 grandchildren and live in Johns Creek.

BROOKFIELD COUNTRY CLUB 100 Willow Run • 770-992-9230 • Best known for its magnificent 18-hole Mike Riley designed golf course, 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 1970′s and 1980′s. Brookfield’s Professional Golf Staff headed by PGA Professional, Tim Crandall, strives to give the ultimate in service. The course measures 6801 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 140 and a 72.9 USGA rating. COUNTRY CLUB OF ROSWELL 2500 Club Springs Dr. • 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. THE GEORGIA GOLF CENTER 345 Cox Rd. • 770-992-4233 • Since 1999, GGC 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-ofthe-art golf instruction with video and Trackman, and expert club fitting with PING, Mizuno, Titleist, Callaway, Cobra and Henry-Griffitts fitting systems. HORSESHOE BEND COUNTRY CLUB 2100 Steeple Chase Ln • 770-992-2310 • Originally designed by Joe Lee in 1974 it 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. The redesign features: new greens, tees, bunkers, cart paths, and state of the art irrigation system. The course measures 6638 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 134 and a 72. SETTINDOWN CREEK GOLF CLUB 5500 Settindown Dr. • 770-640-4620 • The 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 USGA, as published in the September 17, 2010 issue of the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Judson Collegiate & Legends Pro-Am Challenge

4th Annual

at Roswell Country Club in June

By Jackie Tyson, Peloton Sports

The leading ladies

of golf and business will unite for a fourth year at the Judson Collegiate & Legends ProAm Challenge, June 24-29, 2015. Benefiting The JCI Foundation, the event has expanded to six days, with a full day dedicated to the Judson Women’s Leadership Conference presented by AT&T in Atlanta. Two days are scheduled for amateurs to participate with LPGA Legends and collegiate players for the Pro-Am competition in Roswell. The Judson Collegiate & Legends Pro-Am Challenge brings together players from The Legends Tour, the “Official Senior Tour of the LPGA," and the top female college players from around the country in a unique mentoring and educational golfing opportunity for these young players. Based on demand, the Pro-Am will be offered on two days this year, June 25-26, followed by three days of stroke play competition for the collegians. Cohosts for the event are Rosie Jones, 13-time LPGA and seven-time Legends Tour champion, and Lauren Judson, who played golf at Univ. of Southern


Mississippi and co-founded the JCI Foundation with her brother Dean to honor the loss of their parents. “Golf is a powerful networking sport. It’s tremendously rewarding to not only have the best players in the history of the LPGA compete here in Georgia, but allow the future stars of women’s golf compete alongside these Legends. The Leadership Conference adds another way for women to mentor each other,” said Rosie Jones, who played on seven U.S. Solheim Cup teams and served as captain for the 2011 team. She is a co-founder of the Judson Collegiate & Legends Pro-Am Challenge. Hall of Famers Amy Alcott, Pat Bradley and Nancy Lopez are a few of the 30 Legends Tour golf professionals who have been confirmed to tee it up with amateurs and collegians in June at the Country Club of Roswell. This is the third stop of the season for the Legends Tour. It continues to be the only event that allows women collegiate golfers to play alongside former stars of the LPGA. •


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Many dog and cat owners assume that bad breath is normal. However, it is often a sign of dental infection that can be treated and prevented. Sometimes it is due to foreign material stuck in your pet’s mouth, or can be a sign of oral cancer, diabetes, lung, stomach or kidney problems. The best way to get rid of bad breath and keep your pet healthy is to have your veterinarian do a full oral exam, identify, and then treat any underlying causes. February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and is a perfect time to get your dogs and cats a dental check-up. Visible Symptoms of dental disease: Bad breath, brown teeth, blood on chew toys, red and swollen gums, rubbing the face, a swelling on the cheek, or reluctance to eat hard foods are all symptoms that you may notice with dental disease. Hidden dangers of chronic dental disease: Most importantly...PAIN. Inflamed gums and infections in teeth hurt, whether it is obvious or not. Because dental disease is hidden, it can be hard to tell when your pet is in pain. You have to “lift the lip” to see the teeth. Try to check your pet’s mouth at least monthly for any signs of tartar, redness, odor, or chipped teeth. Chronic periodontal disease has been shown in studies to be associated with inflammation and degeneration in the liver and kidneys. This long term inflammation can also make other diseases like diabetes harder to manage. Damage to the teeth can be irreversible, and the teeth will need to be extracted or corrected with surgery if the infection has gone too far. Preventing Dental Disease The best way to prevent dental disease is to brush your • roswell magazine spring 2015

By Jennifer Ferrell

pet’s teeth every day. Brushing can be enjoyable for your pet, and if started when they are young, it will be easy. The reality is that most people do not brush their pet’s teeth (full disclaimer: I don’t either). There are many products on the market that can help reduce the build-up of plaque and tartar and can help keep the teeth healthier between cleanings. Formulated diets, safe chews, oral rinses, water additives, treats, paste and brushes are all good options if used daily. You can check out the Veterinary Oral Health Council website for a complete list ( Treating Dental Disease Just like in people, regular brushing and home care isn’t enough. Your veterinarian will examine the mouth and look for any problems. If there are any concerns, general anesthesia is used to do a full mouth examination and to take x-rays. Next she will gently remove tartar that is visible on the teeth. Most importantly, she will probe under the delicate gum line (gingiva) to check for gingivitis or periodontal disease and to scrape away the hidden plaque and infection there. The teeth are then polished and the mouth is rinsed. Further dental care (extractions, root canals, surgery) may be needed. Modern anesthesia is safe for almost all pets, and without it you cannot properly treat dental disease. Dr Jennifer Ferrell graduated from the University of Florida veterinary school in 1999. She practiced as a Veterinarian until 2008, when she had children. She remains active in continuing education, volunteering veterinary care to local charities and writing about veterinary topics. 47

25th Annual

COLORS Festival of Arts Mother’s Day Weekend – May 9 and 10 Historic Town Square 10 A.M. – 6 P.M. each day.

Fine Arts – Original Crafts – Entertainment – Children’s Activities – Festival Foods and Fun for the entire family!

Presented by Roswell Junior Woman’s Club and Roswell Visitors Bureau

Mother’s Day Weekend of 2015 will bring lots of “colors” to the historic Town Square. The beautiful flowers of spring will combine with beauty created from sparkling glass, an array of paintings, photography, captivating jewelry, whimsical sculptures and a wide array of original arts and crafts the entire family will find enjoyable.

fret …. Mom is sure to find something she will love at the Colors Festival of Arts.

Artists and craftsmen arrive from areas around the Southeast, joining with Roswell and North Fulton artists to present a magnificent show. Entertainment is scheduled throughout the day and ranges from Storytelling to vocalists, instrumentalists to dance performances. An array of festive food vendors are on hand to satisfy the appetite. Browse to your heart’s content and purchase those items you hear calling your name. If you haven’t found the perfect Mother’s Day gift yet, don’t

As a convenience for festival attendees, a free shuttle will run from Roswell City Hall to the Town Square throughout the days.


Coordinated and presented by the Roswell Jr. Woman’s Club, the event raises funds that support the numerous charitable and community programs the Club sponsors.

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Roswell Cycling Festival have announced a new lineup of activities and partnerships for the 14th annual event, scheduled for April 25-26, 2015. Hennessy Jaguar Land Rover Centres returns this year as the presenting sponsor for the Festival. Mountain bike races have been added at Big Creek Park leading up to the featured road races. In addition, a Craft Beer Tasting will be part of the popular Historic Roswell Criterium event on Sunday in Historic Roswell, with 11 participating restaurants. “The Roswell Cycling Festival has become more than a pleasant afternoon under the shade trees of Historic Roswell for bicycle races. It has become a showcase for the city as a bicycle friendly community and as a dining and shopping destination. Bike Roswell! and corporate partners like Hennessy Land Rover and Hennessy Jaguar have helped this event continue to grow,” said Roswell Mayor Jere Wood. For the first time, the 2015 edition will feature offroad bicycle events to compliment the road races, which attract top male, female and junior cyclists from across the United States. Popular activities returning are the Roswell Mayor’s Ride, Kiwanis Club 50

of Historic Roswell Kid’s Bicycle Safety Rodeo and festival expo. This is also the inaugural year for the Craft Beer Tasting. The cost per person will be $20 and each patron will receive a commemorative 5 oz. acrylic beer stein and a chance to sample 10 craft beers. A different craft beer will be featured at each participating Historic Roswell restaurant from 12:30 - 7 p.m. on Sunday (see listing below). The Roswell Cycling Festival ( will continue to benefit Bike Roswell!, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization promoting safe cycling in the city. For a second year, Athens, Ga.-based SWAGGER LLC has been contracted to operate the event logistics and sponsorships. The Roswell Cycling Festival has entertained more than 65,000 spectators since it began in 2002. The races have attracted more than 8,500 junior and adult cyclists. In those 13 years, the popular Kids Bicycle Safety Rodeo, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Historic Roswell, has positively impacted 1,500 children. These children have been given an opportunity to complete a free bicycle skills and safety clinic, followed by participation in age-specific races on the same course as the professional cyclists. •

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Guys reared in the south By Sean McDonough

From the moment

I visited Georgia as a college sophomore, I have had a fascination with the traditions of the South…the Masters, the Kentucky Derby and SEC football games. I love the extravagant tailgate parties that featured Southern inspiration, family, friends, fun and food! It is an experience that I had during my first trip to Charleston, SC where my education and subsequent conversion to that of a “Southerner” began. After having an amazing appetizer and drinks at one restaurant called Cypress and then having an even better dinner at its sister restaurant Magnolia’s, I began channeling my “inner” Miss Truvie (Dolly Parton from Steel Magnolia’s) as I yearned to learn more about the amazing ingredients I had just had and the Southern influence by which it was all prepared. At the suggestion of one of our dinner companions, I inquired about a cooking lesson taking place the next day and decided to skip golf and explore my culinary “chops”. The class was called Grits Gravies and Roux and included lunch and a history of cooking in the South. The class started with a lesson on seafood and local fare in coastal Carolina and then slowly told the story of the impact of grits, gravies, and roux in low country cooking. Little did I know, my life would be forever changed by something called…a “grit”.


GRITS ARE NOT JUST FOR BREAKFAST ANYMORE. In my opinion, Grits are probably the most misunderstood food in the world. They are simply dried, ground grains of corn and though many Yankees will never admit to eating or liking grits, the fact is that they are used to make everything from polenta to corn flakes. Unfortunately for many outside the South, your first experience with grits was while traveling on I-75 or I-85 heading south for vacation and stopping at a roadside chain for breakfast. These grits are generally boiled “to death” in water and need to be buried in butter and salt in order to consume. As much as I love Cracker Barrel or Shoney’s, please do not let these tasteless, roadside grits skew your thoughts about this misunderstood Southern “super food”. After a delightful cooking lesson and meal, I became inspired and quite honestly, have never been the same. My wife and mother will tell you that until that trip, I couldn’t make a hot dog without screwing it up. After nearly 15 years of practicing on my family and friends, I have amassed an arsenal of recipes and created a few myself using Grits as the foundation for many “Southern fusion” dishes such as: Rack of Lamb with Rosemary Grit Cakes and Cabernet syrup (beef stock with fresh rosemary for the grits, a bottle of Cab reduced for about 45 minutes •

for the syrup). Country Ham, Eggs, and Grits with Red Eye Espresso Gravy (half milk/half chicken stock in grits) Grilled Salmon with Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Grit Cakes (chicken stock for grits and just add cheese and chopped fresh jalapeno before you chill then sear). As part of my ongoing education and as a helpful tool for a few friends, I have developed what I call my Grit Tips, which are simply my three laws of cooking with Grits: Tip #1…Never, EVER use water while making Grits. I don’t care what the package says. Try using one of the following when making grits or grit dishes depending on your protein and veggies…Chicken Stock, Beef Stock, Fish Stock, Milk, Cream, Wine, Juice or your favorite liquid. Tip #2…Even though, different recipes call for different amounts, I have found that using a one to three ratio for grits to liquid works in most cases. Bring the liquid to a rolling boil, slowly stir in the grits and simmer uncovered while stirring for approximately 25-30 minutes. Remember to always finish with a couple tablespoons of butter or cream.

grits to 12 cups liquid), take half of the completed recipe and pour into a brownie pan; cover and chill. Once chilled, cut them into squares or triangles, dust in corn starch or flour and sear in a skillet until brown and crunchy on the outside, the inside will be soft, creamy and delicious. These Grit Cakes will be your “go to” accompaniment either with some eggs the next morning or as a side dish for dinner that night. The flexibility and variety of flavors that you can create and infuse into your grits is as vast as your culinary imagination. Grits can be your rice or your risotto, your mashed potato or your potato cake, your dinner “pasta” or your breakfast side dish. As a self-proclaimed Southern Man and Yankee transplant, I take my manners, my family, my Faith and my Grits very personally and I hope that with some of these tips and further understanding of Grit-lore, you will grow to appreciate and enjoy Grits as much as I do. By Sean McDonough, Roswell Resident, Founder of the Roswell Tap and Roswell Food Group

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Storytime by the River, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Come read stories together and take part in a craft! It’s an experience that will grow your little one’s knowledge for the ecosystem that is around them. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Rd, Roswell, 770-992-2055,


Roswell Rotary Club, 12:15, At the Bill Johnson Community Activity Bldg., Kiwanis Club Meeting, Noon, Red Lobster Restaurant, 1050 Holcomb Bridge Rd,


First Friday Artwalk, 6P – 9P, Grab your friends and come to a Self-guided walkable Tour or free Trolley rides through 8 art galleries in the Roswell Art District,


Spring Native Plant Sale at the Green House , Friday, April 3, 10am -7pm and Saturday, April 4, 10am – 5pm. Native plants and flowers! Also, Horticulturists and Master Gardeners on site to answer your plant questions! Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Rd, Roswell, 770-992-2055,


Back to Your Roots Farm Fair, 10 AM – 3 PM, Live Bluegrass Music, Meet Animals from Farmer Sue's The Art Barn, Farm Fun with hands on activities, Family Fun! Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Rd, Roswell, 770-992-2055,


Easter Brunch Buffet, 11 AM – 3:30 PM, Bring your family to a special Easter Brunch Buffet at the Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta / Roswell at 1075 Holcomb Bridge Rd in Roswell. Call 770-9929600 for more details.

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Spring Break Arts & Crafts Camps , 9:30 AM, For Children who Love Arts & Crafts! At Art&Beyond Arts & Crafts Spring Break Camps your child will explore their imagination through various art media.


Roswell Rotary Club, 12:15, At the Bill Johnson Community Activity Bldg., Kiwanis Club Meeting, Noon, Red Lobster Restaurant, 1050 Holcomb Bridge Rd, • roswell magazine spring 2015

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Georgia Ensemble Theatre presents My Fair Lady , 8:00 PM, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Check times for matinees.

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Spring Native Plant Sale at the Green House , 10 AM – 5 PM. Native plants and flowers! Also, Horticulturists and Master Gardeners on site to answer your plant questions! Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Rd, Roswell, 770-9922055,,


Spring Break Family Canoe Day, 1PM – 2:30 PM, Our canoe guides will get you and your friends and family in ship shape for the summer months with an introduction to canoeing on our Beaver Pond. $15 General Public; Ages 5 – Adult; $10 CNC Members; Register by April 9 (limited spaces). Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Rd, Roswell, 770-992-2055,


Wigwam Fest, 9A-5P, Atlanta’s first Wigwam Fest delivers an interactive, customizable community event that brings together the city’s favorite instructors and experts in categories such as yoga, fitness, dance, food, outdoor adventures, clean living, healing arts and more. ). Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Rd, Roswell, 770-992-2055,


GET Presents: Joe Gransden and “One O’clock Jump, The Songs of Count Basie” , 8 PM, Count Basie let one of the greatest swing bands of all time. From One O’clock Jump to April in Paris, the hits just kept on coming. Georgia Ensemble Theatre,


Alive at the Square, 5PM – 9PM, Family friendly, live band, gourmet food trucks on Park Square in Historic Roswell. Alive After Five, 5P-9P, Canton St. Street Party, Live music, food, shopping Family Friendly.


Roswell Farmers & Artisans Market at Roswell City Hall, 8A – Noon, Over 40 Vendors, Backyard Wildlife and Pollinator series, Scavenger Hunt for Children, Live Music and more. Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill Street,


The Cottage School Azalea Festival Gala, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM, Dinner, dancing, live auction and special guests. Event will be 55




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The Cottage School Azalea Festival Invitational Golf Tournament, Noon, Brookfield Country Club, 100 Willow Run, www.


Roswell Rotary Club, 12:15, At the Bill Johnson Community Activity Bldg., Kiwanis Club Meeting, Noon, Red Lobster Restaurant, 1050 Holcomb Bridge Rd,


Earth Day River Canoe Trip, 5P – 8P, Representatives from the Georgia River Network will join us on this tour of the backwaters of Bull Sluice Lake where we'll discuss the natural history of the Chattahoochee River and the politics that have influenced it over the last 100 years. 770-992-2055, The Garden Faire, 9 AM, Favorite Pass-a-long plants grown by the Master Gardeners fleatique Vintage Goods, Garden Vendors, Garden Art, Craft Vendors, Garden tools, Bake Sale, Music, and Food trucks. At Beautiful Bulloch Hall,


Roswell Cycling Festival, 7:30 AM, All rides Start/Finish at Roswell Area Park, 10495 Woodstock Road, roswellcyclingfestival. com/ Inaugural Craft Beer Tasting Festival, 12:30 PM – 7:00 PM, Held in conjunction with the Roswell Cycling Festival. Wigwam Fest, 9A-5P, Atlanta’s first Wigwam Fest delivers an interactive, customizable community event that brings together the city’s favorite instructors and experts in categories such as yoga, fitness, dance, food, outdoor adventures, clean living, healing arts and more. ). Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Rd, 770-992-2055,

Roswell Farmers & Artisans Market at Roswell City Hall, 8A – Noon, Over 40 Vendors, Backyard Wildlife and Pollinator series, Scavenger Hunt for Children, Live Music and more. Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill Street, 56 •

First Friday Art Walk, 6P – 9P, Grab your friends and come to a Self-guided walkable Tour or free Trolley rides through 8 art galleries in the Roswell Art District, North Fulton Drama Club Performances of Shakespeare at Barrington Hall , Seating at 7 p.m.; Curtain at 8 p.m. Twelfth Night presented on the grounds, located at 535 Barrington Dr,


Riverside Sounds Concert, 7P – 9P, FREE, Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Rd, Roswell, 770-641-3705. Roswell Farmers & Artisans Market at Roswell City Hall, 8A – Noon, Over 40 Vendors, Backyard Wildlife and Pollinator series, Scavenger Hunt for Children, Live Music and more. Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill Street, The Down Home Derby, 5 PM, This year's event will take place at Iron Horse Farm in Alpharetta, GA. The Down Home Derby celebration includes live viewing of the Kentucky Derby, a wine pull and a Kendra Scott jewelry pull, games, dancing, great food and beverages! 16470 Westbrook Rd Alpharetta, Georgia., 6th Annual Drake Walk to Benefit Drake House , 10 AM – 2 PM. Held at the RUMC and Downtown Roswell areas. 10 A.M. – 2 P.M.


Vintage Computer Festival 3.0, 10 AM – 5 PM, The festival will have over 35,000 sq. ft. of displays, exhibits and interactive entertainment. River Canoe Adventures, 6P – 8P, Take an urban adventure and experience wildlife through a 2 ½ hour paddle down the ‘Hooch. Our experienced and knowledgeable river guides take you down river. 770-992-2055,


Wigwam Fest, 9A-5P, Atlanta’s first Wigwam Fest delivers an interactive, customizable community event that brings together the city’s favorite instructors and experts in categories such as yoga, fitness, dance, food, outdoor adventures, clean living, healing arts and more. ). Chattahoochee Nature Center, 770992-2055,



Wednesday Evening Lectures at Barrington Hall, 6:30 PM. Barrington Hall is proud to present an “interview” with the Reverend Nathaniel Pratt, founder of Roswell Presbyterian Church and a founding father of Roswell. Located at Barrington Hall's Barn Meeting Space.


Birding Canoe Trip, 7A – 11A, oin CNC Canoe Guides and Atlanta Audubon Society volunteers as we investigate the backwater marshes of the Chattahoochee River. 770-9922055, Rockin' at the River Gala, 6:30 P – 11 P, Light the Night, is the theme of this year’s annual Rockin’ at the River Gala to benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center. 770-992-2055, Roswell Farmers & Artisans Market at Roswell City Hall, 8A – Noon, Over 40 Vendors, Backyard Wildlife and Pollinator series, Scavenger Hunt for Children, Live Music and more. Roswell City Hall, Dirty Bourbon River Show LIVE! in Roswell , 8 PM, Since forming in early 2009, the Dirty Bourbon River Show has brought their blend of “New Orleans Gypsy Brass Circus Rock” all over the United States. Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Visitroswellga. com


Colors Festival of Arts - Mother's Day Weekend, Food, arts and crafts for sale, children’s activities, and dance & music performances from the bandstand.


Mother's Day Paddle - Guided Afternoon Canoe Trip, 1 PM – 4 PM, Celebrate Mom (and Grandma!) with an afternoon canoe trip for the whole family! Chattahoochee Nature Center, 770992-2055,


Rock, Roll and Remember , 8 PM, Michael O’Neal Singers present Rock, Roll and Remember – Hits from American Bandstand. Tickets $12 – $22. Roswell United Methodist Church.


Roswell Farmers & Artisans Market at Roswell City Hall, 8A – Noon, Over 40 Vendors, Backyard Wildlife and Pollinator series, Scavenger Hunt for Children, Live Music and more. Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill Street,

Container Gardening , 7-8:30 PM, Presented by the UGA Cooperative Extension in Fulton County, North Fulton Master Gardeners. 7-8:30 p.m. at the Bill Johnson Community Activity 16-17 Building in Roswell Area park (10495 Woodstock Road, River Canoe Adventures, 6 PM – 8 PM, Take an urban adRoswell 30075). Register at the Activity Building or on-line at venture and experience wildlife through a 2 ½ hour paddle – search for Activity 52020. 770-641-3760. 57





Roswell Concrete • 5055 O ld Ellis Point, Roswell, Georgia • 770-778-0874 down the ‘Hooch. Our experienced and knowledgeable river guides take you down river. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 770-992-2055,


Maintaining and Pruning Shrubs and Roses , 7 PM – 8:30 PM, Presented by the UGA Cooperative Extension in Fulton County and the North Fulton Master Gardeners. 7-8:30 p.m. at the Bill Johnson Community Activity Building in Roswell Area park; 770641-3760.


Wednesday Evening Lectures at Barrington Hall: “Cracker Cavaliers” , 6:30 PM. John Poole, author of the book “Cracker Cavaliers: The 2nd Georgia Cavalry Under Wheeler and Forrest ” will present a lecture based on his book at Barrington Hall. Mr. Poole will have copies of his book available for purchase and signing.


Alive at the Square, 5P – 9P, Family friendly, live band, gourmet food trucks on Park Square. Alive After Five Roswell, 5P-9P, Canton St. Street Party, Live music, food, shopping Family Friendly.


Roswell Farmers & Artisans Market at Roswell City Hall, 8A – Noon, Over 40 Vendors, Backyard Wildlife and Pollinator series, Scavenger Hunt for Children, Live Music and more. Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill Street, 58


"Satin Alley Jazz" Rhythms on the River Concert Series, 6P – 8P, Chattahoochee Nature Center at the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavillion for Live Music. 770-992-2055,


Memorial Day River Canoe Trip, 9 AM – Noon, Chattahoochee Nature Center, 770-992-2055, Roswell Memorial Day Ceremony & Picnic, 10 AM, 12:45 p.m, Food Tent Opens and Concert on the Lawn. After the Military Ceremony please enjoy a picnic on the grounds, or purchase BBQ available on site, as you listen to live music.


Camp Kingfisher Summer Camp , 9 AM, Camp Kingfisher and its excellent staff have developed unique programming that keeps the children engaged and learning. . Chattahoochee Nature Center, 770-992-2055,


Roswell Rotary Club, 12:15, At the Bill Johnson Community Activity Bldg., Kiwanis Club Meeting, Noon, Red Lobster Restaurant, 1050 Holcomb Bridge Rd,


Roswell Farmers & Artisans Market at Roswell City Hall, 8A – Noon, Over 40 Vendors, Backyard Wildlife and Pollinator series, Scavenger Hunt for Children, Live Music and more. Roswell City •

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Peter and the Wolf & The Frog Prince at 10 AM. Frisch Marionettes return to the stage at Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, 770-594-6232


Go Wild in Roswell, for more information on the month long fascinating outdoors event at the Chattahoochee Nature Center.

and 1-Mile Fun Run at Chattahoochee Nature Center, Father’s Day Paddle, 2 PM, Celebrate Dad and Grandpa with an afternoon canoe trip for the whole family! Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road;


Sleeping Beauty Puppet Show, 10AM – 11AM, Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St. ,





First Friday Art Walk, 6P – 9P, Grab your friends and come to a Self-guided walkable Tour or free Trolley rides through 8 art galleries in the Roswell Art District, Riverside Sounds Concert, 7P – 9P, FREE, picnic or Food Trucks. Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Rd. 770-641-3705. River Canoe Trip Adventures, ages 6 – adult Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road; Chattahoochee Nature Center,


Chattahoochee Butterfly Festival, 10A - 3P, Chattahoochee Nature Center Release of Butterflies. Come for food, music, arts & crafts, 770- 992-2055


Meet the Artist Reception: Larry K. Martin , 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Roswell Visitors Center, 617 Atlanta Street – Roswell, GA 30075, Free admission Meet the artist, enjoy refreshments, view beautiful artwork that will be for sale. 770- 640-3253 Alive After Five Roswell, 5P-9P, Canton St. Street Party, Live music, food, shopping Family Friendly. Aliveafterfiveroswell. com.


Roswell Farmers & Artisans Market at Roswell City Hall, 8A – Noon, Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill Street, River Canoe Adventures, Take an urban adventure and experience wildlife through a 2 ½ hour paddle down the ‘Hooch. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 770-992-2055,

7th Annual Golf and Tennis Tournament to benefit programs of North Fulton Community Charities; The Manor; 678-366-3886,

Sleeping Beauty Puppet Show, 10AM – 11AM, Roswell Cultural Arts Center,


"The Reflections: Big Band Swing Rhythms on the River Concert Series, 6P – 8P, Chattahoochee Nature Center at the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion for Live Music Tables from $40 to $145,

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, 10 AM – 11 AM, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by A. Wolf Presented by Paul Mesner Puppets, Roswell Cultural Arts Center,


5th Annual Roswell Lavender Festival, 9 AM – 5 PM, Historic Barrington Hall, FREE,, (770) 640-3855 Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival, 10A – 2P, Race, music, awards. Open to solo & tandem paddlers. Celebrate the 30th Annual Magnolia Ball , for the preservation of Bulloch Hall. Dunwoody Country Club; Reservations req’d. (770) 992-1731 ext. 2 An Evening with Shawn Mullins LIVE! 8 PM. Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins performs at The Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St, (770) 594-6232,


Possum Trot 10k AND 1 Mile Fun Run, 7 AM, Possum Trot 10K


Breakfast with Butterflies , 9 AM, Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road; Roswell, GA , Registration Required by June 18 . 770-992-2055,

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Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff, 10 AM, Billy goats Gruff and Other Stuff Presented by All Hands Productions. Roswell Cultural Arts Center,


Great American Backyard Campout, 5 PM, Chattahoochee Nature Center9135 Willeo Road, $50 General Public Families/$40 CNC Member Families (price per tent); (770) 992-2055

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The Princess and the Pea, Y’all, 10A – 11A, That Puppet Guy, Lee Bryan, returns to Roswell Cultural Arts Center with a hilarious and fun filled story. Roswell Cultural Arts Center


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The annual Roswell

August 1: Adron •

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 7-9 p.m.

September 5: Monty Montgomery Band •

In 2015, the July concert will be held on the second Saturday of the month due to the 4th of July.

Riverside Sounds concerts are produced by Roswell’s Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department. Artists and dates subject to change.

Back this year, there will be at least two food trucks on location for each concert from 6-9 p.m. so you can enjoy a great dinner without all the work. Find us on social media #RiversideSounds 2015 Artists Include: May 2: Havana Son • June 6: Royal Southern Brotherhood •

October 3: Get Right Band •

For more information, call 770-641-3705. For upto-the-minute changes, follow us on Facebook and Twitter @roswellculture. Interested in having a booth at the concert? It's a great way to get your name in front of the thousands of people that attend each concert. More information is in our sponsor packet. To talk more about sponsorships contact Sheila Sillitto at ssillitto@roswellgov. com or 770-594-6199.

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God our Creator, we pray: for new mothers, coming to terms with new responsibility; for expectant mothers, wondering and waiting; for those who are tired, stressed or depressed; for those who struggle to balance the tasks of work and family; for those who are unable to feed their children due to poverty; for those whose children have physical, mental or emotional disabilities for those who have children they do not want for those who raise children on their own;for those who have lost a child; for those who care for the children of others; for those whose children have left home; and for those whose desire to be a mother has not been fulfilled. Bless all mothers, that their love may be deep and tender,and that they may lead their children to know and do what is good, living not for themselves alone, but for God and for others. Amen.


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Roswell Magazine - Spring 2015  

Local, lifestyle publication covering the good people of Roswell, Georgia in zip codes 30075 and 30076.

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Local, lifestyle publication covering the good people of Roswell, Georgia in zip codes 30075 and 30076.