October - November 2013 issue of Canton Magazine

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Hi there.

This is my favorite time of the year. My wedding anniversary is this month. The weather is perfect and the leaves are beautiful colors. We spent a lot of time outside and had fun putting together this issue.

We enjoyed learning about a few of the many Canton mompreneurs-moms who are also wives, sisters, daughters, friends and businessowners in the local marketplace. Read the piece by Associate Editor Melissa Holder to learn about their unique talents and backgrounds starting on page 18. Halloween. Fall Festivals. Pumpkins. Ghost Tours. Haunted House. Zombiefest. So much for you and your family to experience in Canton this Fall. Be sure to shop local! An important feature by contributor Amanda Turano is, “Come on Down{town}!” Many of us are residents of unincorporated Canton, so we can’t vote in the Mayor’s or City Council races; but we can take advantage of the fabulous events and happenings right down the road. We’ve got an excellent historic town center. And, we all have access to it! Our regular columnists delight us with their intel on golf, tennis, faith, gardening and pets. High School footbal season is well underway, and rivalries are crazy---who beat who and who is next? Look for us around town. We’re sponsoring the BridgeMill Sixes Service League Golf “Fore” Charity event on October 18th. We’ll be at downtown’s First Friday event on October 4th. Or, I can usually be spotted in the middle of the road saving a turtle in danger of being run over.

Regina Regina Gulick Publisher

disclaimer - it is not our fault! This is where we are supposed to write our disclaimer that contributors and advertisers don’t speak for us; but the truth is we wouldn’t put anything in this magazine that we wouldn’t love. So patronize our advertisers and sponsors. Trust what you read here. But if we mess up, please forgive us. Also, all of our fantabulous articles can also be found on our blog (www.cantonmag.com) and you have our permission to share them with your social networks. Canton Magazine is available free throughout zips 30114 and 30115 as well as via subscription for $12 a year. www.cantonmag.com/subscribe


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OC TOBER • NOVEMBER COLUMNS IN EVERY ISSUE Veterinary: Jennifer Ferrell, DVM p36 Gardening: Tom Cox, Arborist p14 Faith: Polly Balint, Encourager p62 Millennials: Kali Hawlk p38 Golf: Bill Barkley, Master PGA Pro p46 Tennis: Amy Pazahanick p28 SARAHKRUGERPHOTOGRAPHY.COM



STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Darleen Prem, darleenprem.com FOOTBALL PHOTOS Jodi Zorzi, jodizorziphotography.com (Sequoyah) Greg Spell, g-roxphotos.com.com (Cherokee) Stacy Henderson, stacyhendersonphotography.com




Matthew Sorrentino (Creekview,)



Skip Daugherty, www.skipdaughertyphotography.com (Woodstock)

CONTRIBUTORS Sarah Kruger, sarahkrugerphotography.com

COLUMNISTS Jennifer Ferrell, Bill Barkley, Polly Balint, Tom Cox, Kali Hawlk, Amy Pazahanick CONTRIBUTING WITERS Amanda Turano Sandy McGrew Kali Hawlk COPY EDITORS Claire Barkley Danielle Bartling AnneMarie Willis STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Darleen Prem

Canton Mompreneurs p18 features

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Come on Down(town)! p40 Happy Halloween! p48 Eat at the RCB! p12 Small Business Saturday p10 BridgeMill Sixes Service League p6 Check Out the Arts p17 High School Football p32 Real Estate p31 Gratefulness at Thanksgiving p52 www.cantonmag.com



A couple of years ago, I was

involved with a tight-knit, intense networking group in Canton called “Powercore.” There I met a lot of wonderful, committed entrepreneurs; and one of the women who impressed me most was Kathy Fulton. Shortly after joining the group, I read an article in a local magazine about Kathy being named Volunteer of the Year. I proudly thought, “Hey, I know her!” And then humbly thought, “My goodness, how does she have time to do everything, run a business and be volunteer of the year?” I began paying attention to what she does, how she presented and handled herself and her business. I came to realize it was all about service, in her work and in her personal life.

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by REGINA GULICK clearer to all of us here at Canton Magazine that serving others is what it’s all about. When we launched Canton Magazine, the only printer I considered was Kathy’s family business: McStatt’s Printing. I knew I could count on her to take care of my printing needs. I had learned over time that I could rely on Kathy. Relationships are everything when running a small business. We heard last month the BridgeMill Sixes Service League - of which Kathy was very involved and was past president- was promoting their annual fundraiser golf tournament. We immediately jumped on board as a sponsor. If Kathy was involved, we knew it would be a fantastic event to be associated with. We asked if it would be okay to write an article about the League and the tournament in our Oct/Nov issue of Canton Magazine. And she was eager to spread the word

about this terrific local charity organization. The Bridge Mill Sixes Services League (BSSL.org) is a 501c3 non-profit organization established to provide community outreach assistance by organizing various events and programs. The monies raised provide needed materials and services to those less fortunate in our local community. Their motto is “Together We Can Make a Difference.” The BSSL makes a difference for children and families in Cherokee County through raising funds for the following charities: American Cancer Society, Angel House, Bethany’s BEATS, CASA, Give a Kid a Chance, Cherokee Family Violence Center, Epilepsy Foundation, Goshen Valley Boys Ranch, The HOPE Center, Lexine Harper Memorial Book Scholarship, MUST Ministries, Papas Pantry, Reinhardt University, SCAT (Schools & Communities Acting Together), Senior Luncheon for Cherokee County, Turn Around Ministries. The main focus of the BSSL is community outreach; but they balance work and play by of-

fering participation in various social groups and day excursions for members. Their membership includes women in their twenties, moms immersed in raising children, empty nesters and seniors. They include career women, part-time workers, stay-at-home moms and retirees. In 2013, they’re giving over $25,000 to local charities. They don’t have a complicated membership application. If you’re a local woman willing to give of your time and talents, then they make room for you in their League. The 4th annual Golf FORE Charity will be held October 18th at BridgeMill Golf and Country Club. Our readers can help by participating in the event as golfers, volunteers, donors of silent auction items, or sponsors. Various levels of sponsorship make it possible for all types of local businesses, no matter how small, to participate and serve. Kathy says, “This is truly a team effort, in every sense of the word. So many individuals and individual businesses work together to make this

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our largest fundraising event each year.” Current sponsors include Rainbow Asia, Atlanta Dent Company, Atlanta Auto Color, BridgeMill Dentistry, McStatts’ Printing, Subacz Media Group, Cherokee Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Canton Magazine, Patouillet Consulting LLC, Goshen Valley Boys Ranch and BridgeMill Pets. Tee Sponsors to date are Bio Tech Cleaners, Cherokee Bank, Country Financial Connie Foster and the Kurt & Sheila Johnson Team at Keller Williams Realty. Kathy says Jay and Marlyn Patouillet are the strength behind the golf tournament each year. Marlyn is the current BSSL President. Jay was one of the brains behind the event when he and Darryl Fulton decided in 2010 to see how they could help their wives by getting the men involved in the BSSL. Other events throughout the year include the Charity Tennis Event, Relay for Life Team, Spring Fling, Ghost & Goblin Run, Wine Tasting, and Thanksgiving Food Drive for MUST Ministries. The BSSL hyper-focus on local charities, needy families and children closest to home, 8

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is impressive. They don’t seek glory or recognition. They serve. They coordinate, plan, meet, fundraise, have fun and serve. To find out how you can help them serve, visit their web site www.bssl.org. To sponsor and learn more about the upcoming golf tournament, visit www.bsslgolf.org.



NOVEMBER 30, 2013 You Have Our Permission to Sleep in on Black Friday this Year... but be sure to set the alarm for 5am on Saturday, November 30th

4th annual Small Business Saturday When I worked for Patch (Aol’s

hyper-local news organization,) I fell in love with “Small Business Saturday.” I thought it was such a great way to celebrate shopping local, which I was and still am a fan of. I had a few cynics question how “Small Business Saturday” makes sense if it’s sponsored by American Express—one of America’s iconic corporations. To me, it made perfect sense. American Express simply wanted to help their customers – small businesses across the country prosper, which will in turn help them prosper --the American way! No small business alone could create a movement like “Small Business Saturday” without the marketing budget of a corporation like AMEX, and I get marketing. As a consumer, you are a key part in helping small businesses thrive. By shopping or dining at a small business, you’re showing your support for your neighborhood and reinvesting in your own community. This helps local entrepreneurs 10 October • November 2013

offer more jobs, which in turn invigorates the local economy.

President Obama tweeted about Small Business Saturday; and last year the Senate officially named the Saturday after Thanksgiving, “Small Business Saturday.” We give you permission – and of course you need our permission – to sleep in on Black Friday. Forgo the new outlet Mall and Walmart specials until later in December when the sales are actually better; and get up early on Saturday, November 30th to shop for Christmas and Hanukkah gifts from your local businesses and neighbors. Find specialty gifts for Mom, Grandmother, sister, daughter and niece at Three Sisters Gifts in Hickory Flat, Chamberhouse downtown, What a Girl Wants at Riverstone, The Ivy Garden Gifts in Holly Springs, Be Original off Sugar Pike and the Natural Market off of Sixes Road in the BridgeMill area. Or support Canton’s Mompre-

neurs (see page 22) and buy their unique products. Buy your jewelry at Canton Jewelry. Need your living room painted or a minor remodel before the in-laws arrive from Wisconsin? Hire a local home improvement remodeler supporting his family here in Canton. We’ve got three to suggest: Vision Remodeling, Bruno Construction or Interior Improvements. Every effort to shop local counts. What for the men? We have two great, locally owned gun shops Big Woods Goods and Hi Caliber off of Hwy 5 in Holly Springs. Our local golf and country clubs offer golf and tennis gear and apparel at better prices than the big box stores. Canton area restaurants, spas and salons – locally owned – will be pleased to provide you with gift certificates as stocking stuffers and Hanukkah gifts. La Vida Massage in Hickory Flat and Studio 5 Salon downtown offer amazing services as gift certificates. Contrary to what some consider “impersonal” gifts, we polled every woman here at Canton Magazine and 100% of us agreed she LOVES gift certificates. Especially when accompanied by a heartfelt note and an extra date night. Maybe it’s not as convenient to shop local? Maybe it takes a little more research, driving around or walking from shop to shop. But, we’ve heard statistics that 80% of the sales from shopping small goes right back into the community in the form of property taxes, sales taxes, revenue, employment and owners living in their communities. So put an extra five minutes of thought to your giftgiving this year and shop small. Shop Local. Let’s make this a banner year for local business owners. Is there any cost to my business to be a part of the Shop Small Movement and Small Business Saturday? No. As a small business owner, you are automatically part of the movement. The Shop Small Movement and Small Business Saturday help bring communities together to show support for you, the small business owner and help give you exposure throughout the year. You can explore www.smallbusinesssaturday.com site for free tools and resources you can use to help promote your business. If you also accept American Express then you have additional access to marketing materials specific for this special day.RG

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the RCB

RIVERSTONE CORNER BISTRO Happy 1st Year Anniversary to the RCB!

We are fans of his other restaurant, Corner Bistro in Towne Lake,

so we were excited to profile the RCB (Riverstone Corner Bistro), local chef Michael Farrar’s 2nd Cherokee County restaurant.

Celebrating their first year anniversary in Canton, this quaint, family oriented, urban farm-chic restaurant is a gem for local diners. With its terrific atmosphere, great service, cool cocktails and amazing food, our readers are sure to find something pleasing to their palettes at the RCB. Slightly off the main drag, Riverstone Parkway, the RCB is a perfect spot for dinner before movies at Carmike Cinemas or a lunch with the girlfriends. It’s not a restaurant you just “happen upon,” and 12 October • November 2013

so the tremendous growth in customers has come from word-of-mouth and happy diners. The most rewarding aspect of running the RCB, says Farrar, is “building relationships with all the regulars and staff.” He loves to see the RCB become the “go-to” spot to bring families and friends. Their specialties are steak and seafood, as well as, comfort food with that elegant Southern flare. Their one-year anniversary celebration will be on October 5th and last throughout the month of October with drink specials, numerous desserts and live music. RCB, Riverstone Corner Bistro, 135 Reinhardt College Pkwy, 30114 (next to Moe’s) • www. facebook.com/riverstonebistro • 770-7047325 • www.rcbcanton.com

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GARDENING COLUMN: TOM COX In this first of a two-part series, I’m going to discuss why Canton, GA is such a great place to garden. We will examine some of the key factors that contribute to our success. As mentioned in the previous issue of Canton Magazine, the Cox Arboretum was started by my wife Evelyn and I in 1990. One of the salient features of our arboretum is the wide array of plants that we are able to successfully cultivate in our Zone 7B climate. This array includes plants from every continent except Antarctica. Prominent horticulturists who visit from around the world are surprised by our success in growing many plants considered unsuitable for our growing conditions. These include a number of southern hemisphere plants from as far south as Brazil (latitude 23.5° S) to portions of Russia (latitude 51° N). As a point of reference, Canton, GA is 34.2°. I recall a visit a number of years ago from a highly regarded conifer expert who lived in 14 October • November 2013

Moline, IL. Given his stature in the realm of conifers, I was quite excited to offer a tour of many of our plantings. It soon became obvious that he was out of his element with much of what he saw. This was no reflection of his extensive knowledge but rather an artifact of him having never seen many of the plants as they would not survive in his location. As I have gardened here for more than 23 years, I have come to appreciate our growing conditions. We are able to grow many northern plants as well as plants from southern provenances. As I like to tell people, we garden in a “sweet spot” -- not too hot and dry or too cold and wet. A few years ago I visited horticultural institutions in Jacksonville and Coral Gables, FL during late January. This was after some relatively cold temperatures were experienced all the way into south Florida. I was surprised to find that a number of plants prospering here in Canton were killed much further south. How could this be? One of the factors that allow many of

our plants to live here is a process referred to as “hardening off ” -- where plants naturally acclimatize to cooler temperatures and lower humidity. As fall approaches, woody plants begin to gradually get ready for winter as opposed to perennials and annuals which undergo a different process. Unlike in Florida where temperature swings can sometimes be dramatic, this process is slow in our area with our first frost usually occurring in mid to late November. The pattern reverses as spring approaches. If temperatures fall too quickly (more than six degrees/hour) and stay too low for a prolonged period of time, the plants may not have enough time to harden and can be injured or killed. Here in Canton, I am more concerned with late spring frost following a warm spell (normally in March), where plants start to initiate new growth which is injured or killed when the temperature drops again. Early spring temperature fluctuations can also be deleterious to spring blooms, especially hydrangeas and deciduous magnolias. Compared to our northern neighbors, we also enjoy moderate temperatures with our coldest month being January which averages 28°F. This affords us the ability to successfully cultivate a diverse array of plants from more southern latitudes. When there are extremes, they tend not to be long in duration. Twice during the winter of 2013 we recorded lows of 12°F. Due in part to the short duration of the freezing temperature, no plants perished. Had we experienced four or more days in a row of temperatures this low, we most likely would have lost some plants considered tender. It is important to note that we are talking norms; temperatures as low the -10°F recorded in 1985 are game changers. The other side of the temperature spectrum is heat. Our hottest month is July with an average high of 87°F. Now, anyone who has lived in the South for any length of time knows that our summers can feel oppressive -- due in part to our high humidity. The average number of days each year above 90° in Canton is approximately 29. Compared with other Georgia cities such as Atlanta (36), Athens (51), Columbus (76) and Macon (80) we are fairly moderate. Another mitigating factor is high nighttime temperatures. In the Coastal Plain region it is not uncommon to have temperatures in the low 80s at 10:00 p.m., a situation that


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influences the carbohydrate balance of a plant which can leave nothing for growth or production of defense compounds. At our arboretum at 1200 feet elevation, we experience cooler nighttime temperatures than for example, Athens (800 ft) or Columbus (300 ft). Similar to the lack of severe cold extremes discussed above, this affords us with the ability to successfully cultivate a diverse array of plants from more northern latitudes. These same plants might not be as adaptable in Athens or Columbus where they might struggle with the heat. In summary, every region of our country has “sweet spots” where certain groups of plants are better adapted, e.g., lilacs in the north and palms further south. The major take-away in this article is the realization that we are able to grow an extremely wide variety of plants. This means that if the average gardener is willing to experiment, they do not have to limit their selections to only a few well known genera. Based on recent visits to several nearby retail nurseries, I am encouraged by the wide selection of plants that I see in the market.


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I will conclude this segment in the next article with discussion on rainfall amounts, various soil-types and humidity, all of which are contributing factors in making Canton a great place to garden. A more in-depth look at these and other elements of successful gardening can be found in the recently published book “Landscaping with Conifers and Ginkgo for the Southeast” by Tom Cox and University of Georgia professor, Dr. John Ruter. TC

Tom, along with his wife Evelyn, owns Cox Arboretum in Canton and is a past president of the American Conifer Society “www.conifersociety.org.” He has recently co-authored a book with University of Georgia professor Dr. John Ruter -- Landscaping with Conifers and Ginkgo for the Southeast. He is a recognized expert on conifers and a popular lecturer on the subject.

By Sandy McGrew


The Cherokee Arts Center,

located at 94 North St. Canton, was born on September 25, 1998 when title from the United Methodist Church was transferred to the Arts Center for $1.00. With a very generous, yet anonymous, gift of $100,000 refurbishing began on the building to get it ready to be a hub of the community where the mission would be to enrich the quality of life by promoting, developing and coordinating excellence in the arts. Each year the Cherokee Arts Center brings Canton Festival of the Arts to downtown Canton for two days. It’s always the third weekend of May and always Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days. This fine arts juried festival brings 20 – 30,000 visitors to our charming town. There’s something for everyone at the festival. A children’s area, food court, Serenity Gardens, live music, and a Literary Celebration with local and nationally known authors. These are the delicious side dishes to the main course – the artists’ market. Each year we have between 60 and 80 artists come to the Canton Festival of the Arts to show and sell their beautiful, one of a kind, artwork.

Autumn is also the time of our grand gala event, this year called, Night Under the Lights. It will be a Parisian themed gala ball with the purpose of raising funds sufficient to fully replace the antiquated, decade old lighting system in the Gallery. With new state of the art lighting, that will be more energy efficient and less damaging to precious artwork, we will be able to attract even more nationally renowned artists as well as continue to show off our superb local artists. This gala is a time to celebrate the Arts Center, its supporting artists, and to raise money for the good of our artists.

Our Night Under the Lights will be October 19th, at 7pm at the Arts Center. Single tickets Senior project, “Bane,” displayed in the Cherokee Co. School’s art show at the Cherokee Center, by future graphic artist, Nate Mullet. Now a freshman at UGA. We thought this are $50, and Executive Director, Mary Akers, is bring-Arts looked Halloweenish which made it perfect for this issue. double tickets ing top caliber art shows to our Gallery. The September show featured “Crosscut: A Visual are $90. For your ticket you will have the time of your life! You’ll have dinner, dancing, silent aucOdyssey in Photography and art”, featuring art tion, art show and the opportunity to support the by Bo Bice of American Idol fame, photography arts. Also, with your ticket is a coupon for 10% by Mark Waterbury, photo compositions by Lisa off of membership to the Cherokee Arts Facility. LaRue and Mikel Estes, local artist, displaying Please contact the Arts Center at 770-704-6244 his paintings as well as, pen and ink drawings. In or email us at info@cherokeearts.org to get your September CAC also hosted the performance of Little Princess, Directed by Tisha Gotte, including tickets. We are excited about our upcoming winter programs. New art in the Gallery, shows in the STARS Community Drama. theatre and lots of classes for everyone. Our hours In October we welcome the exhibit, “Women: are Tue-Fri, 11am to 5pm;and Saturdays NoonSpirit, Beauty and Nature” art by Elizabeth Samo5pm. We are closed on Sundays and Mondays. luk and Donna McGowan of Georgia and Millie You can get more information from our website, Kenyon and JoAnn Milam of New Mexico. This www.cherokeearts.org. national exhibit runs from October 4th – 31st with a free public reception 6:30p.m. - 8:30p.m. Sandy McGrew is President of the Board of Directors for the Cherokee Arts Center October 4th. www.cantonmag.com



Canton Mom 18

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Canton’s Own Mompreneurs

Creative mompreneurs mix passion, kids, husbands, and entrepreneurship by finding their niches as small business owners in the local community. Read on for inspiration, family ties, and smart business sense. Canton Magazine caught up with just a few of these business savvy, family oriented, women.

KENDRA GRAHAM and BLAKE WILKIE Magnolia Interior Designs

With 16 years in business, Blake Wilkie and Kendra Graham have turned Magnolia Interior Design into a successful one-stop business for your home decorating needs. With an all-inclusive motto, “If it can be done, we can do it,” clients trust Magnolia Interior Design to work on their projects from the beginning to the final, customized end. Both partners agree that teamwork is what makes them successful. “We work on every project from start to finish together, bouncing ideas off each other continuously. Every job we do is different - creating something unique, functional, and with wow factor for our customers”, explains Kendra. Part of their full-service includes their own fabrication of products such as custom window treatments, draperies, bedding, pillows, cushions, and upholstery. Both do design consulting as well. They even have had some clients use them for event planning, which is something they love for the challenge and the chance to create beautiful spaces. Magnolia Interior Design can help create something spectacular that will really represent who you are

by implementing your own furnishings and accessories, plus bringing out your personality to enhance your style---always with function a top priority. While having a successful business to support a family is important, Kendra and Blake are also proud of what they are able to give back to the community. They have participated in charities such as the Sunshine Kids, American Cancer Society, Roswell Women’s Club, and SonLight Vision Ministries and they support the local community and school systems at every opportunity. This is not just your typical store; this is a small business that makes lifetime relationships with its customers. 11870 Cumming Hwy. 30115 • 770-889-8917 www.magnoliainteriordesigns.com

DESIREE JACOBS Striking Promotions

After ten years in the marketing/public relations field, Desiree Jacobs wanted to go into business for herself. Capitalizing on her marketing skills, Desiree started her own promotions company in 2009. STRIKING Promotions is a promotional products and branded apparel focused company that plans on exceeding clients expectations, while maintaining an Eco-Friendly and Made in the USA focus. With two boys under the age of five,




Desiree especially loves the flexibility her job allows her. Even though she may work into the wee hours of the morning, she is able to have dinner with her family or stop by her boys’ preschool to enjoy special occasions. A large part of this is due to the family atmosphere that she has built in her business. With representatives in other major cities, STRIKING can have that face to face interaction with clients when necessary and limit the amount of time that she is away from her own family. Desiree is proud to have a supportive husband and loves involving her kids in what she does – and they love the swag she has around the house! 770-674-6570 • www.striking-promos.com info@striking-promos.com


Cindi Dornellas can call her business a success, not because she has been crafting jewelry and artwork for eight years, but because her children are proud to see her creations in the community. “I think they love it when they see a mom or friend of theirs wearing a MeuCow necklace I created, or go to a friend’s house and a wall has a MeuCow art piece. For all my kids’ birthday


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presents for their friends, I’m likely to make something personal and innovative.” MeuCow Creations specializes in ‘vintage chic’ and custom creations, priding itself in creating jewelry and art pieces that make statements and provide personalized touches. It is evident in Cindi’s creations that she takes this to heart. While she describes MeuCow as a side business, doing something she loves has made it possible to provide the little extras for her family. “I’m fortunate to have a supportive husband. He’s busy working a million hours, so I’ve worked hard to keep my business separate. None of our family funds go toward financing the business. It pays for itself.” Cindi describes MeuCow as “unique, innovative, and meaningful.” So reward yourself. Because after all, we all are special and unique. 678-577-1308 • meucow@windstream.net www.facebook.com/meucowcreations


PLaY! Music and Art

Having a business where your children actually LIKE to hang out is an accomplishment. But when that business allows you to do what you love, with your loved ones, then you are very blessed indeed. Lara Cazenave with PLaY!

Music and Art agrees. “I love teaching, especially children. I love helping them bring out their creativity and express themselves. Working with so many great artists and musicians to create a place like this where creativity flows is something I don’t take for granted.” In 2010, Lara and her husband decided to start a family business. Lara is the artist and her husband oversees the musical side of the studio. While working with family can sometimes pose challenges, the Cazenave family enjoys being together and furthering each other’s creativity, as well as their customers’. While her children might sometimes feel like they are “at the office” longer than they’d like, they do enjoy the art and music, as well as the perks – like attending festivals. PLaY! offers private music lessons, group art classes, and art parties for kids…and kids at heart! 6768 Hickory Flat Hwy. 770-345-7529 info@playmusicandart.com www.playmusicandart.com

JODI ZORZI Jodi Zorzi Photography

Jodi Zorzi…double agent. An active realtor with Keller Williams, Jodi Zorzi has had great success. But her passion lies in photography, and has from an early age. Jodi has loved photography all her life and has taken pictures since she was a little girl. Her father was a creative and wonderful photographer and always shared his family photographs and slides on Friday nights. Capturing her family’s adventures obviously made a strong impression on

Fly Wendy Fly

Jodi. She has been a professional photographer for more than ten years. You could say that Jodi’s photography business is influenced by three generations! Jodi’s three children and her husband have watched her grow in her business the last decade and been a strong support system. Her almost grown children give her some of her best referrals; and her husband confirms her work continually, helping her analyze the positive impact she has on her clients. To Jodi, building great relationships with her clients that are positive and memorable is the most important part of her business. “In the course of my life I have done many jobs, some that I have loved and some not so much. But at this season of my life, I consider it a blessing to have finally found what I enjoy doing as a career and to have the health and means to do it. My Christian faith has given me the grace, courage and peace to do the work that I love,” summarizes Jodi. • 770-2415119 jodizorzi@bellsouth.net • www.jodizorzi.com www.facebook/jodizorziphotography Twitter: @jodizorzi • Instagram: jodizorzi www.cantonmag.com 21

WENDY BRIDLE Sweet Escapes & Fly Wendy Fly

While an ice cream store and a hot air balloon business may not seem to have anything in common, Wendy Bridle knows that what ties her two businesses together is family. With four children, there is always a lot to be juggled. Wendy knows that she couldn’t manage alone. Her husband picks up the slack at home and the kids are involved in the businesses. “The ice cream store is something I’ve always wanted to do. My hopes are that the kids will all be able 22 October • November 2013

to work here. The balloon is a dream come true. I’m grateful my husband and I have the love for aviation in common. The kids come out and help crew. They even tell their friends, ‘It’s cool.’” Sweet Escapes has been open just over a year and has turned into more than just an ice cream shop. They serve breakfast, sandwiches, cupcakes, great coffee and more. It is a family friendly environment that gives back to the school and community. Fly Wendy Fly makes dreams happen. The Bridles provide special balloon rides for all occasions, from proposals, birthday surprises and bucket lists. You will


enjoy soaring above Atlanta, with a bird’s eye view of Lake Lanier and the Atlanta skyline. • Sweet Escapes • 9776 East Cherokee Drive • 678880-9176 • sweetescapesicecream@gmail.com • www.facebook.com/sweetescapesicecream Fly Wendy Fly • 404-488-3311 • flywendyfly.11@ gmail.com • flywendyfly.com

LISA MATTESON TUPMAN Be Original Salon & Shop

At Be Original you’ll find a relaxed, happy boutique salon where the focus is on you and your

hair care needs, alongside a shop filled with antiques, collectibles, vintage and really cool stuff to decorate your home. Putting together this idyllic business is a dream come true for Lisa Matteson Tupman. For thirty years, and fifteen in the Canton community, Lisa has been a master cosmetologist. When Lisa married her husband this past April, she may not have realized just how much her new blended family would add to her business experience. With the help and support of her husband, Lisa has built a thriving unique business by comwww.cantonmag.com 23

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bining the talents of her family. While Lisa handles the stylist needs, she relies heavily on her family to help her find the unique items in her shop, adding to the fun atmosphere. One of her husband’s hobbies is to give aged furniture a new beginning by making farm tables from repurposed items. You’ll see more of Sam’s creations grace the shop in the future. The family garden also provides new and different gifts. With five very active children, The Tupman family is on the go a lot, but still finds time to enjoy time together, whether cooking a new dish or finding new and unique treasures to put in Lisa’s shop. “I have created a life that centers around my true passions: family, children, balance, laughter, gardening, repurposing, and serving people in a way that I hope inspires them to love themselves and spread the love,” states Lisa. Sounds like success. BE ORIGINAL Salon and Shop 5060 Sugar Pike Road, 30115 • 678-670-8234


It’s a common problem for many stay-at-home Moms who are ready to get back into the work place. Some employers see a big gap in employment history and discount the many years of practical experience involved in raising children. So, this past March, Kristin Snyder decided to step back from the job search and put her sewing skills and fashion design degree to good use. Eccentric Garb takes a favorite fabric, maybe even a well-worn dress that you no longer wear, and makes a fashion statement. These standout bags are handmade and designed to showcase who you are as an individual. With five children at home, and two step children in Texas, Kristin, along with her husband, has faith that this business will be successful. “My husband is my biggest supporter. He takes care of the kids while I’m downstairs sewing. He enjoys the quiet. I’m loud,” laughs Kristin. She says her kids help keep her motivated by encouraging her to attend events like First Fridays in downtown Canton. It also helps that they like to have their own bags!



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While handbags are her primary business, this self-taught seamstress will do applique work, embroidery and even jewelry design. Eccentric Garb • Eccentricgarb@gmail.com www.eccentricgarb.com

JENNIFER THOMPSON, DVM Persimmon Creek Animal Hospital

Jennifer Thompson has a true family business, and that helps this Mom of two preschoolers continue to do what she loves. Jennifer and her husband are partners in the business, although she’s the only partner practicing as a veterinarian. He is employed full time as an engineer, but handles most of the accounting and insurance paperwork associated with the hospital. “My husband is very supportive of me as a mom/entrepreneur and realizes how much of a juggling act these two duties can be at times. He encourages me to do the best I can, while also encouraging me to enjoy the quality time that I love, spending with my daughters,” explains Jennifer. Open since 2009, Persimmon Creek Animal Hospital is a full service veterinary hospital offering surgery, vaccinations, boarding, internal medicine work-ups and much more. The hospital is offering fast vaccines through the month of October where a full annual exam, rabies, heartworm test, fecal, DHPP, and bordetella vaccines are only $100., Call for your appointment today at Persimmon Creek Animal Hospital and see what all the bark is about. Jennifer says her kids love the meows and barks and you will, too! www.persimmoncrekah.com • 770-456-5678

MICHELLE KNAPP and SUZANNE TAYLOR Scoop OTP “They” say that if you do what you love, the money will follow,” comments Michelle Knapp, one of the co-creators of Scoop OTP. This certainly seems to be a successful theory for her and Suzanne Taylor. Scoop OTP is the Insider’s Guide to Living Outside the Perimeter. The website offers recommendations on restaurants, retail therapy, family fun, products made OTP, man scoop, nightlife, and has Savvy Scoopers, who are the experts in the field.

Canton residents for more than thirteen years, and friends for almost as long, Michelle and Suzanne truly enjoy the planning and research for their website. “It is fun to visit places we know are tried and true (Scoop-Approved) and to explore new places and to share that scoop with others,” explains Suzanne. One of the greatest benefits of the business is the extended family the two have developed. Their families very supportive, with husbands that laughingly encourage them to have a lunch meeting to “scoop.” Michelle’s oldest daughter



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is an editor for the site, and four more kids have eyes and ears everywhere; but the business is truly made of friendships. “Finding other small business partners who believe in you makes a difference. Our printer and website manager have really made a positive impact on our company growth. Our contributor writers and the Savvy Scoopers we have added help provide different perspectives to reach a diverse following.” Best of all, Scoop is fan friendly! Share your Scoop or calendar events at info@scoopotp. com., Scoop OTP • www.scoopotp.com, info@scoopotp.com • www.facebook.com/scoopotp.com @scoopotp on Twitter

KAM ROBERTS One Girl Design Shoppe & One Girl Photography


Kam Roberts is living out her faith and living her dream. With a husband who is a pastor at Mt. Zion Baptist Church and four children at home – two by birth and two adopted – this busy Mom keeps what is important in her sights to be a successful Mom and businesswoman. Kam truly believes that both her custom sign and photography businesses are answers to prayers, and a willingness to see what God wanted her to do. “Both of my businesses are driven by a passion for the fame of Jesus Christ and a love for the orphan. Her Shoppe was birthed out of a love for Jesus, His Word & His people, while photography began as a way to support adopting families financially,” says Kam. Her family is her biggest support system and her biggest fans. “Hubby helps me with the carpentry of our One Girl Design Shoppe signs. We work together some evenings as well as most weekends building pieces to be artistically designed and painted by me. Both of my girls help with photography sessions from time to time and always ask for a special “session” when their friends are over. They love what I do...they share it with their friends.” One Girl Design Shoppe & One Girl Photography are truly businesses that give back and spread the Word. https://www.facebook. com/OneGirlDesignShoppe http://pinterest.com/kamroberts/ custom-wood-signs-and-pieces/ • One Girl Photography • kam@ onegirlphotography.net • http://onegirlphotography.net October • November 2013



TENNIS COLUMNIST: AMY PAZAHANICK Win More Than “Best Food” at Your Next Match by Amy Pazahanick

The leaves are beginning to change color, which can only mean one thing: FALL ALTA! And, in north metro Atlanta, we live in a tennis mecca. Thousands of ladies, men, and junior players are in the midst of their seasons. As players prepare to take to the court for their next match, keep in mind some of these tips I have compiled over ten years of professional teaching.

Top Three Mental Tips

1. If you are on a losing streak in a match, slow down or even stop completely! It is crucial if you are losing or have lost several points in a row that you slow down, re-group and change the momentum. Clearly, momentum is against you. If you continue to play fast or without a pause, you are certain to continue losing points. You have time in between points and on change overs, so use this to your advantage. Think of a football kicker who has a chance to kick the winning field goal. What does the opposing team usually do? They call a time out, and so should you.


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2. If you are winning, you can play as fast as you would like. At this point in the match, you have the momentum so keep it moving. If you get on a losing streak, revert back to tip 1. 3. Make a “Mental Notebook.” I constantly encourage my players to make mental notebooks. A mental notebook is a moment-by-moment awareness check in which you are constantly evaluating what is working and what isn’t. “Did we just win the point off of a lob?” “Did I just lose the point because I hit it directly to the net lady?” “Does my opponent miss every time I hit them a short backhand?” It sounds like common sense, but surprisingly few players truly stop and think about what is working or not working for them. The problem is not a lack of common sense. The problem is a lack of awareness. Be aware of your shots and make a mental notebook.

Top Three Physical Tips

1. Hit balls in. You might be laughing out loud at the obvious; but, the quickest way to lose a match is to be inconsistent, hitting some in and some out every game. You must keep enough balls in play. Consistency is the number one

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priority to compete well in ALTA. Keep hitting the ball in and eventually your opponent will hit one out. Power is no good without consistency. 2. End points at the net. It is much easier to end points from the net than from the baseline. Most of the time players do not take enough opportunities to end points at the net. Players need to take a very proactive stance at the net and actively look to go get balls to end points. It is not enough to only end points when the ball happens to come to you. You must engage. If you are not being passed down the line, you are not poaching enough. How do I know if my poaching (net ending capacities) are working or not? Revert to mental tip #3… if you are winning more points than you are losing (even by one) by your current behavior, continue on! 3. Breathe. No seriously, breathe. If your muscles are tense (a result of short breathing), your strokes will be as well. You cannot hit strokes cleanly and to your full potential with tense muscles. Breathing allows your muscles to stay loose and for you to hit the shots you are capable of hitting. Breathing can also help you stay calm and in the moment. A common

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mistake that most players make before competition is to think they need to get “jacked” up. In fact, quite the opposite is true. Players need to get centered, focused, determined, and calm. You have to be in control of your mind and your body when you compete to be in your ideal performance state. The late Arthur Ashe used to always say that the best way to compete is to be physically loose and mentally tight. I hope that these tips will lead you to a fruitful ALTA season! Rock on, calmly. Amy Pazahanick is the Director of Tennis at White Columns Country Club in Milton, Georgia. She is the founder of the tennis academy, Agape AcadAmy. Amy has been a certified PTR Professional since 2007. She graduated from the USTA High Performance coaching course in 2011. Amy was a Division I collegiate player at Coastal Carolina University where she earned a degree in Sports Management. www.cantonmag.com



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Homes and Real Estate STREET

Monarch Lake Drive Gold Springs Ct Carmichael Circle W Haynes Rd Park Haven Lane Waterford Estates Mnr Lakeside Trace Glencedars Lane Stillbrook Court Hedgewood Lane Hedgewood Lane Settlers Crossing Gold Springs Ct Lakefield Drive Morgan Falls Chase BridgeMill Ave Black Canyon Park Cadence Trail BridgeMill Ave Legacy Drive Old Orchard Lane Lakeside Trace Haley Farm Dr Woodbrook Crst Glenbrook Lane Birchwood Pass Laurel Crossing Gold Crossing Boxwood Lane Lingefelt Lane Black Canyon Park Gold Bridge Crossing Pebblebrooke Run Creekwood Lane Gold Valley Crossing Bradshaw Estates Dr Holly Ridge Parc Drive Trenton Lane Chestnut Lane Hickory Woods Way Appalachian Woods Oakwind Parkway Pebblebrooke Run Long Branch Way Marabella Lane

NEIGHBORHOOD Woodmont BridgeMill Carmichael Farms Private Home on Lake Woodmont Estates at Brooke Park Cadence at Woodmont Woodmont Woodmont Woodmont Woodmont BridgeMill BridgeMill Lakefield Falls of Cherokee BridgeMill River Green Cadence at Woodmont BridgeMill Heritage Town Park Page Place Cadence at Woodmont Haley Farm BridgeMill Woodmont BridgeMill Soleil Laurel Canyon BridgeMill Manor at BridgeMill East Hickory Springs River Green BridgeMill Pebblebrooke Creekwood BridgeMill Bradshaw Estates Orange Shoals Park at Steels Bridge Olde Mill Place BridgeMill Hickory Woods Soleil Laurel Canyon Oakwind Pebblebrooke Harmony on the Lakes Harmony on the Lakes


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To the left is a snapshot of (only 50) the 105 homes that sold/ closed in Canton in the month of September. One of the most interesting things about this chart is the “Days on the Market” (DOM) column. The average “Days on the Market” for the homes listed that sold in September is just 68 days. This tells us that the inventory of homes is still very low; and buyers have fewer listed homes to choose among. When a home goes on the market, if price and condition are right, then buyers act quickly. Secondly, this tells us if a home is sitting longer than two months, then the seller and their agent really need to look at price

and condition. Is the price realistic for today’s market? Is the home clean,

Avg Sales Price September $240,088 Average “Days on the Market” 68



HIGH SCHOOL FO Jodi Zorzi Photography

Jodi Zorzi Photography


Greg Spell G-Rox Photography

Greg Spell G-Rox Photography


Sequoyah Football photos by Jodi Zorzi www.jodizorziphotography.com

Cherokee Football photos by Greg Spell www.G-roxphotos.com

Remaining Games 10/4 • home v Creekview 10/11 • at North Springs 10/18 • at Forsyth Central 10/25 • homecoming v. Northview 11/1 • at Cambridge

Remaining Games 10/4 • home v Woodstock 10/11 • BYE 10/18 • home v Etowah 10/25 • home v Roswell 11/1 • at Milton 11/8 • at Wheeler


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OOTBALL FEVER Skip Daugherty Photography

Photo: Matthew Sorrentino

Photo: Matthew Sorrentino

Skip Daugherty Photography



Remaining Games 10/4 • at Sequoyah 10/11 • homecoming v. Northview 10/18 • at Cambridge 10/25 • at Forsyth Central 11/4 • home v. North Springs

Remaining Games 10/4 • at Cherokee 10/11 • BYE 10/18 • at Roswell 10/25 • at Etowah 11/1 • home v. Wheeler 11/8 • home v. Milton



Creekview Football photos (this page) by Matthew Sorrentino and on the next page, p34 by Stacy Henderson www.stacyhendersonphotography.com

Woodstock Football photos by Skip Daugherty www.skipdaughertyphotography.com



Stacy Henderson Photography

Jodi Zorzi Photography

Stacy Henderson Photography

HOMESCHOOL North Georgia Falcons are 6-1 at presstime. Remaining Games:

10/4 • at Anderson 10/11 • home v Monsignor Donovan 10/18 • BYE 10/25 • at Grace Christian 11/1 • GFC Playoffs 11/9 • Semifinals 11/16 • Championship


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photo courtesy of Savy Paws Pet Resort


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Did you know that your pets get breast cancer, too? In fact, it is

three times more common in dogs than in people. In dogs and cats, breast cancer is called “Mammary Cancer”. Mammary (Breast) Cancer in Dogs is most common in older female dogs that have not been spayed. One in four older intact dogs will get mammary cancer. It is one of the most common types of cancer in dogs. The first sign is a lump along the dog’s “mammary chain”. There are about 5 pairs of nipples in the mammary chain, which runs from near the armpits down to the groin. The tumor can be as small as a non-painful firm pea, or can involve multiple nodules or large lumps. Sometimes there are ulcerations on the mass, or even discharge from the nipple. It is most common for tumors to develop lower on the mammary chain, near the legs. Just like with people, early detection is very important. When the mass is less than 3 cm in diameter, there is a much greater chance that surgery will cure her. If it is larger than 3 cm, or has already spread to her lymph nodes or chest (seen on x-rays), then her prognosis is not as good, but surgery may still be the best option for her. Doing regular checks for any lumps on your dog will help catch problems early on. Your veterinarian should evaluate a mass on 36 October • November 2013

her mammary chain right away, before it gets a chance to grow larger. Knowing the type of tumor is also important. Before surgery to remove the tumor, your veterinarian will do a biopsy (remove a small piece of the mass) to help determine if it is benign or malignant. About 50% of the tumors are “benign”, which means it will not spread to other areas of the body, and surgery can be curative. The other 50% are “malignant”, which means they can spread to the lungs, lymph nodes, liver or elsewhere. Your veterinarian will submit another biopsy of the tumor after it is removed to make sure that all of it was taken out. Knowing what type of tumor she has will help you make the best decisions for her care. Chemotherapy or radiation treatments are sometimes used after surgery as a treatment for malignant mammary cancer, but so far studies have not shown that it will help her live longer. It may still be a good option to improve her quality of life. Your veterinarian or veterinary oncologist will be able to help you make the best choices for her. Keeping your dog lean is one way to help prevent mammary cancer. Studies showed that overweight dogs are more likely to get mammary cancer, especially if they are obese before they are one year old. For many years, veterinarians have recommended that the best protection you can give your dog against getting mammary cancer is to have

her spayed (ovariohysterectomy) before her first heat. This is still true for most dogs, but if you are planning on breeding your dog or if your dog is one of the breeds that may benefit from delayed spaying, it is important to talk it over with your veterinarian to decide what is best for your dog. Mammary (Breast) Cancer in Cats is less common than in dogs, but is still one of the most common cancers that cats get. Unfortunately, close to 90% of the mammary cancers in cats are malignant. These tumors are very aggressive and spread to the lungs or surrounding areas very quickly. Most cats are about 10-12 years old. Treatment for mammary cancer in cats involves extensive surgery. Taking a biopsy of the mass before surgery and having x-rays taken of her chest to make sure the tumor hasn’t spread will help your veterinarian decide what type of surgery she needs. Unlike in dogs, “lumpectomy” is not usually helpful because anatomy of the cat’s mammary chain is different. Usually the entire mammary chain is removed, even for small tumors. If biopsy confirms that the tumor is malignant, chemotherapy has been shown to help cats live longer.

her armpits down to her groin. Ulcerated lesions and nipple discharge are common. Your veterinarian should evaluate any lump right away. With surgery, if the tumor is less than 2 cm in diameter she may live an average of 3 years. Cats with tumors between 2-3 cm in diameter live about 2 years, but cats with tumors > 3 cm in diameter are more likely to die within the year. Prevention of mammary tumors in cats is clear: spay her before her first heat. This reduces the chance of her getting this deadly cancer. You can still protect her if you spay her before her second heat, but after that she has lost that advantage. Please remember your cats and dogs during this important Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Early detection and prevention can help protect your four-legged friends, too. JF

Like with dogs and people, early detection is very important in cats. Be sure to check your cat regularly for lumps all along her mammary chain. Cats can get mammary cancer anywhere from

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.



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NEW COLUMNIST: Kali Hawlk Those of us born between 1980

and 2000 are known as the millennial generation, and despite the fact it is impossible to accurately describe an entire generation of people with a handful of adjectives, a variety of writers and researchers have labeled today’s twenty- and thirty-somethings as entitled, spoiled, lazy, and narcissistic. As a millennial myself, I balk at these labels and I imagine my peers do the same. That is because we are also highly educated and concerned about the well-being of others. We are hardworking, innovative, and have the ability to quickly understand new technology. Millennials are smart, ambitious, and determined. We must be all these things and more if we are to overcome the challenges we are currently faced with; in order to succeed in a weak economy and begin careers in a bleak job market, we have to be resourceful, creative, and tenacious. Given these characteristics in combination with what we experienced in our formative years, it is no surprise that more and more millennials are interested in becoming fiscally responsible and financially secure. We grew up in boom times, but as adults all we have known is bust. As we transitioned from children to adults, we saw our elders swamped by consumer credit card debt and we witnessed the stock market annihilate retirement funds and nest eggs. Bad timing put us in the workforce just as the housing market collapsed, taking the economy with it. As a whole, millennials have already experienced a radical shift in thinking when it comes to careers; most of us want meaning in our work rather than money. Even so, starting salaries and wages in careers that used to provide fat paychecks are now lower and raises that keep pace with inflation are unlikely. We must 38

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cover expenses, pay off debt, and save for retirement with smaller and smaller incomes. Because of what we witnessed and what we have experienced ourselves, we are determined to stretch our dollars and live well on less. Millennials are uniquely equipped to handle this challenge because we have seen the consequences of amassing loads of debt, borrowing more money than can be paid back, and failing to live within one’s means. Most of us are resolutely trying to spend less and save more so we may avoid the same financial trouble encountered by older generations obsessed with consumerism. It was difficult to come of age during the Great Recession, but it was a tremendous learning opportunity. Because we fully understand the importance of guarding against the financial mistakes that were made in the past, the millennial generation will be at the front of any movement that leads society back to a common sense approach to finance our society forgot about during the last couple decades. We hope you join us as we bring back a more sensible way of thinking about money that begins with valuing experiences and relationships over acquiring more material possessions, that requires less to be happy and fulfilled, and most importantly, teaches us to live within our means.

ABOUT KALI Kali Hawlk, a 2011 graduate from Kennesaw State University, is a writer and blogger who is passionate about helping millennials learn how to live well with less so they can make the most of their money. She writes about common sense financial advice at CommonSenseMillennial.com.

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COME ON D We each have a “Canton” address, so let’s rally around our town center. Even if our neighborhoods have great amenities, we’re still encouraged to come on down{town} and check out the fabulous things going on behind our backs.


Does any one remember that show called The Price Is Right? Each audience member was assigned a number and if your number was called, the host would say “Come On Down!” The audience cheered and the contestant ran to the front to compete to win amazing prizes from all over the globe! Well, it turns out that we have a winning number right here in our own downtown Canton by way of specialty boutiques, fine 40

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dining, live music, local festivals and more… so Canton residents, COME ON DOWN! The City of Canton boasts a rich history combined with a new urbanism to make a treat for local residents. Many of the buildings, their businesses and their owners dating back generations bring a wealth of local offerings and talents. As you visit downtown you will notice the renovating taking place in the old Jones

Classic Car Show each month in downtown Canton on First Fridays

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Building. Westbridge Partners based out of Atlanta purchased the building, and in keeping with the marriage of old and new, will renovate and rejuvenate the building into a mixed use of retail shops, office space, and a restaurant on the ground level. Take a peek below and see for yourself how downtown Canton provides a vibrant place to live, work, shop, eat and play! Historic Downtown Establishments: Cherokee Arts Center- The center promotes arts of all varieties through exhibits, stage performances, and classes. Try your hand at some of the vast array of class offerings in drama, dance, art, and photography. You may also catch sight of our Cherokee Arts Center in the movie Odd Life of Timothy Green as scenes were filmed on location! The Cherokee Arts Center hosts the Canton Festival of the Arts every year in May. Upcoming events include Corkscrews and Canvas, as well as Harvesting The Arts Ball featuring a night on the town with dinner and dancing and silent auction on October 19 at 7:00pm. For more information please visit their website at http://cherokeearts.org Historic Canton Theater- Established in 1911, for over 100 years the theater has been providing residents with both live and cinematic shows, as well as live concerts. The Canton Theater is also www.cantonmag.com 41

available for rent for weddings, showers, receptions, and charitable events. For more information, www.cantontheatre.com Cherokee County History Museum- Features permanent as well as temporary exhibits pertaining to the history of Cherokee County using photographs, documents and artifacts. For information on exhibits and specials please visit www.cherokeecountyhistorymuseum.com


First Fridays- Features live concerts in the park, along with movie showings at The Canton Theater sponsored by local merchants. Come enjoy food, shopping, and fun on the First Friday of every month all year long beginning at 6:00pm. Farmers Market- Come down to the park every Saturday through the end of October and enjoy locally and organically grown produce for sale. Local artists have booths set up also selling beautifully crafted items. Saturdays 8am-12pm through October. Fall Festival- October 26th. Kids come dressed in costume and trick-or-treat down main street at our local merchants! Live music, costume contests (for kids and dogs!), scarecrow corner, hayrides and more. Movie’s in the Park- Movies are free and family friendly. “Turbo” is the next movie in the Park and is scheduled for October 12 at 7:00pm.


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Chamberhouse- Since 1974 locally owned and operated. Brother and sister duo, Carla Roach & Cleveland Chambers have been providing customers with a wide variety of gifts, accessories, home accents, and antiques. Bring yourself and your furry friend to shop the boutique! www.chamberhouse.net Bloom-a collaboration of two highly trained sisters offering cut, color, style and waxing. www. bloomhairdesign.com Studio 121-Owned by Patricia Reeves, it’s art gallery, workshop and office of the Art of Living Coalition. www.thestudio121.com, 770-4796961 Yawn’s Books & More- Owned by residents Farris & Stacy Yawn. Not only do they sell books but Yawn’s Books and More also publish books by budding authors in hardcover or even ebook versions. They run a book club open to anyone, that meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 5:30pm at the bookstore. www.yawnsbooks.com Key’s Jewelry- A third generation family owned and operated jewelry store celebrating 51 years of service. Owners Doug and Judy Key bring Canton an extensive line of wedding bands, engagement rings, necklaces, pendants and more. www.keysjewelry.com B.loved- This brand new storefront owned by Mandy Spell is a sumptuous mix of women’s clothing, accessories and a home décor bou-

tique. www.facebook.com/shopbloved


Goin’ Coastal- Sustainable seafood at it’s finest without compromising the environmental integrity of the ecosystem. Spoil yourself and come down to enjoy lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, dinner on Saturday. Specials highlighted are the $20 lobster on Mondays, Crab Trio on Tuesdays and $5 Oyster Dozen on Wednesdays. www.goincoastalseafood.com Downtown Kitchen- Serving dinner MondaySaturday from 5:00pm-??? Downtown Kitchen is a great place to linger and listen to live music every Saturday night. The menu is full service

offering appetizers, entrees, drinks and desserts. www.thedowntownkitchen.com The Painted Pig Tavern- This neighborhood tavern serves great food set to live music and boasts an extensive craft beer & whiskey selection. Join them and their brand new 15 Ft TV screen to cheer your favorite team to victory! You can check out all of the latest news from The Painted Pig Tavern on their Facebook page. www.facebook.com/the-painted-pig-tavern Quick bites- If you are in search of the perfect hot dog with all of the toppings, downtown has the place at Downtown Deli Dogs. R & M Sandwich shop has been serving an array of sandwiches in a family friendly atmosphere



since 1972. Both located on main street and are open for lunch.

are Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8:00am-5:00pm, and Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm.


Green’s Blueprinting- Owner Bobby Green provides full service reprographics company providing a complete source of services for the architectural, engineering, building, manufacturing and graphic arts industries. www. greeneprinting.com

Studio 5 Salon and Spa- Downtown Canton’s hair and tanning salon since 2001. Studio 5 is a full service hair, make up, spa and tanning studio. Open Mon-Sat by appointment. Walk-ins welcome. 770-345-5000 • www.studio5salon.org Fowler’s Florist- for all those special occasions and those occasions we want to make special. www.fowlersflorist.com, 770-479-3392 Autumn Joy Salon- Autumn Bagley, opened her welcoming and stylish salon in December of 2010 specializing in haircuts, color, treatments and waxing. Open by appointment. www. autumnjoysalon.com Practically Perfect Day Spa & Salon-full service salon and spa, www.practicallyperfectdayspa. com, 770-704-5614


Technical Resource Solutions- IT service provider for small to mid-sized businesses. Co-Owners Scott Lavelle and Arlene Dickerson help with any day-to-day computer services like training and web development. www.technicalrs.com Canton Shoe Repair- Owned and operated by Billy Moss, this shoe shop provides repairs quickly and at a great value. Hours of operation

Mid City Pharmacy- Long time local Billy Cagle has been serving Canton’s pharmacy needs for over 25 years while providing the personal attention you’d expect in a local neighborhood store. Open 7 days a week. Family Life Publications - Jack Tuzynski and team create their three wonderful local publications at their downtown office on North Street: Canton, Woodstock and North Fulton Family Life magazines. www.familylifepublications.com Cherokee Cleaners- Dry cleaners to patrons since 1982 in a convenient downtown location. Bunker Design Callaborative branding, marketing, printing, publishing and web design, www.bunkerdesigncollab.com, 770720-8147 Cherokee Tribune-We all know and read this newspaper every day! www.cherokeetribune. com Cherokee Childrens Dentistry-Specializing in pediatric and adolescent dentistry. www.cherokeechildrensdentistry.com, 770-479-1717 at the Cherokee Arts Center (l-r) Kim Bates Secretary of the Arts Center, Bo Bice artist and musician, and photo club member Karen Beedle


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Cherokee Eye Care-Your vision is responsible for 85% of what you know. www.cherokeeeyegroup.com, 770-4794481

Diner Stools photo taken by Sandy McGrew at the Hot Dog restaurant in downtown Canton

23 1/2 Hour Locksmith-Licensed, bonded, insured to service all locksmith needs. 770-986-7799, www.locksmithontime.com Grant Design Collaborative-They design business brand experiences from product to market. Founded in 1996 by Bill Grant. www.grantcollaborative.com, 888-479-8280 Darby Funeral Home- Earl Darby and his wife Olene purchased Huey Funeral Home in 2009. Caring for families in one of the most difficult times of their lives. www.darbyfuneralhome.com, 770479-2193

Audio Intersection-Home Theater, automation, expertise. Doss Printing-Full-service printing com- Innovation is what they do best. 770-479-1000, www.audiopany established in 1975. 770-479-3208, intersection.com www.dossprinting.com MOJO Productions-Sometimes your marketing efforts need Oak Leaf Church-To lead people from a little something extra that will get the attention your busiwhere they are to where God wants ness needs. Just add MOJO. www.justaddmojo.com. them to be. www.oakleafchurch.com

Now, COME ON DOWN{town}!





A Technique for Meeting the Ball Squarely Golfers have little difficulty

squaring the clubface with the target at address, but have extreme difficulty squaring the clubface through impact. During the swing, if the clubface is open in relation to the path of the swing through impact, the ball spins to the right, a trajectory referred to as a fade or slice. If the clubface is closed in relation to the path of the swing through impact, the ball spins to the left, a trajectory referred to as a draw or hook. A ball that spins to the right or left of a target may end in the rough, a sand trap, or water, causing an over par score, whereas a ball with the same amount of spin that spins away from a hazard toward the target can reward a player with a par or birdie. Controlled sidespin, to the left or right, may actually improve scoring. For example, aligning the path of a tee shot down the left or right side of a fairway, while aligning the clubface square to the middle of the fairway with the intent to produce a controlled draw or fade, can result in 46 October • November 2013

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hitting more fairways than aligning the path and the clubface down the middle in an attempt to hit the ball perfectly straight. If the flight of the ball spins to the right or left when aligning the path down the middle of a fairway, there is only one-half of the width of the fairway to spin the ball into, whereas by aligning the path down the left or right side, a controlled spin to the right or left has the entire width of the fairway to spin the ball into. The result is that a player hits more fairways in regulation by aiming down the right or left side of the fairway with controlled spin. The same applies to hitting more greens or pin positions in regulation. For example, if the pin is on the left side of the green, aiming at the pin and trying to hit a straight shot leaves little room for error if the ball spins to the left. Rather, aim toward the right side of the green and close the clubface towards the pin and you will have the whole width of the green to spin the ball towards the pin and will be less likely to

spin the ball completely off the green. Increase your odds at keeping the ball on the fairway and on the green and you will improve your scores. When hitting full shots, if the clubface meets the ball square to the target through impact, the ball will go straight if the path of the club head is on the target line, or spin towards the target if the path of the club head is outside-in or inside-out. Therefore, meeting the ball square in order to move the ball towards the target, regardless of swing path, is the ultimate objective. The key to meeting the ball square more consistently is better controlled by the rotation of the body, rather than with the rotation of the hands. Control the position of the clubface by pressing the wrists forward at address, and continue pressing the wrists forward through impact. Move the club back and forth by simply rotating the hips, arms and shoulders on a constant plane and as a unit. In order to feel what is meant by that, hold the

club in front of you, and simply rotate the body back and forth so that the shaft remains perpendicular with the shoulders. Ideally the clubface remains square to the target line with the rotation of the body, rather than opening or closing the clubface with the hands. As the body swings forward with a shift of weight, the clubface should remain square beyond impact. Beyond impact, the clubface turns to the left as the turn of the body makes a complete follow-through. Press the hands forward through impact and keep the clubface square to the path of the swing with a rotation of the body, rather than with a rotation of the hands, and you will hit the ball longer and straighter!

Bill Barkley, a PGA Master Golf Professional with a specialty in golf instruction, had a 4-year golf scholarship to the University of Florida, and has been a PGA Golf Professional for 60 years. He and his wife of 57 years Claire have eleven children and 25 grandchildren.



HAPPY HAL the Canton Ghost Tour

Intriques and Spooks the Locals Revel in the glorious

ghostly past, present and future of historic Canton on a Canton Ghost Tour. Nestled among the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and alongside the Etowah River, our picturesque town has a long, storied and political history. These deep roots have fed and nourished the towering legend of our haunted past. From its first century as Indian Country through its current status as one of the fastestgrowing cities in Cherokee County, Canton has amassed an attic full of ghostly tales. Delight in our town’s eerie heritage, from the events of the Civil War that shaped the local mindset to the indelible mark of famous forbearers whose spirits forever define this scenic southern city. With Canton Ghost Tour as your guide, you’ll wind your way through the heart of Canton’s most hallowed grounds, bearing witness to the 48

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19th century landmarks that spawned generations of terrifying and tragic tales. Embark from the Central Park Gazebo downtown. Then, learn of the fascinating stories of our rich past and present. Stroll past the landmarks and infamous paranormal sites, and be treated to uniquely entertaining renditions of the tales that make each notorious. Besides being a chilling, thrilling walk through our ghostly past, your Tour provides entertaining lessons in history. •Unveil Canton’s mysterious connection to the Kennedy family. •Learn about the tragic Civil War past of Canton and of the brave soldiers buried at Riverview. •Explore the Canton’s country music roots. Among the other tour highlights are the graves of Civil War soldiers who so bravely fought for the South, as well as haunted structures that dot



the downtown. You may be an aficionado of the paranormal, a history buff, or just out for an evening of entertainment, but there’s something in it for you. Expect a hauntingly good time in historic Canton. Canton Ghost Tours are entertaining and appropriate for all ages, so their ticket prices are tailored to the whole family. There’s a whole lot of spookiness and great history to pack into 2 hours. It’s just $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. For more information about scheduling a Canton Ghost Tour, call (770) 651-8901 or visit www. cantonghosttour.com.

TA L M A D G E B R O T H E R S F U N E R A L H O M E a n d C A S K E T CO. H AU N T E D H O U S E

the Scariest Haunted House On This Side of the Etowah River In the spring of 1941, Talmadge Brothers Funeral Home and Casket Company was opened by brothers Lee and Charles Talmadge. Cremation became more popular in the 1950s. So, the brothers installed two furnaces in 1958. But on a cold autumn night in 1966, Charles Talmadge was brutally murdered by his brother in one of the parlor’s offices. And shortly afterward their nephew Neville-who managed their facility 10 miles to the north in Jasper, in a fit of anger murdered his fiancé Constance (the daughter of the local fire chief). Constance slumped against the desk, her eyes slowly closing as the life ran out of her body. When Neville had realized what he had done, he screamed in horror, then turned the gun on himself. Local legend says that Constance haunts Talmadge Brothers North, lives within the mirrors of Talmadge Brothers, beckoning all who enter to join her on the other side. Strange happenings have been witnessed around the building and grounds of Talmadge Brothers North. New Additions for 2013 include a “Kids Event” on October 12th from 2-4pm with trick or treating and ‘way less scary;’ “The Desecrated Chapel,” “The Cemetery,” “The Caretaker’s Shack,” “The Horde,” and “Colossal Constance!” And, Zombie Paintball! 2013 Nights of Operation: Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. Warning! THIS ATTRACTION MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES. This haunted house attraction utilizes strobe lights, extremely loud noises, fog effects, realistic props, cinematic gore, uneven flooring, tight spaces, sudden drops, and in some cases no lights at all. It is intended to be frightening. Performers are specifically trained to scare you. Women who are pregnant and individuals who suffer from heart conditions, high blood pressure, asthma, seizures, light sensitivity, claustrophobia, or any other health condition that could be aggravated by these special effects should consider this warning before purchasing a ticket. www.cantonmag.com


ZOM CANTON PUMPKIN PATCHES Right off Sugar Pike Road, near the intersection of Hwy 140, Big Springs Farm opens up each fall with pumpkins for sale in the farm stand, a true fall festival atmosphere, pumpkin pies, tractor-pulled hay rides, bounce house, face-painting, gift shop, concessions, refreshment stand, picnic area, and petting zoo w/ farm animals. 2100 Sugar Pike Road, • 678899-3900 • bigspringsfarms@att.net • Fri-Sun 10am to 6pm

Cagle’s Family Farm

Their corn maze is a local favorite and “must-do” item for Canton families with children. The maze is an intricate network of twists and turns carved into acres and acres of corn. It takes about an hour to meander through and find your way back out. Additionally, they’ve got bonfires, pig races, an animal bar, a haunted barn, a pumpkin patch, gemstone mining and a jumpee pillow. through 11/17/13. www. caglesfamilyfarm.com. 770-345-5591

The Art Barn

Pumpkin patch, tractor pulled hay rides, gift shop, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, 6 acre farm (Morning Glory Farm) introduces children to farm life as they meet the ani-mals in a hands on format, seasonal vegetable garden and peanut butter and jelly garden. 208 Roper Road, 30115 • 678-319-0286 • tofarmersue@ yahoo.com • www.theartbarn.com


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MBIEFEST 2013 Are you prepared for the outbreak?

Join Zombies and Hunters the evening of October 26th in downtown Canton for Zombiefest 2013 benefiting Cherokee FOCUS. The special host for the evening will be Chandler Riggs, better known as “Carl” from The Walking Dead. Come dressed to kill in your Zombie best for fun, food and music. Thomas Fountain who is currently nominated for Georgia Country Music Artist of the Year will be on stage, as well as others. They will be giving away two tickets to an exclusive “meet the star” party where you will get an autograph and photo with Riggs. www.cherokeezombiefest.com • downtown Canton • $5 donation benefitting Cherokee FOCUS

Autumnfest - Holly Springs October 5th • 10am - 5pm • Barrett Memorial Park 120 Park Lane, Holly Springs • www.hollyspringsga.us 50+ craft vendors and local business exhibitors, Kids Activities, FREE This is Your Lucky $13 Coupon to the Best Haunted House on this side of the Etowah River. Be prepared to be Scared.


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What R U Grateful For? Thanksgiving Table Prayer

O Gracious God, we give you thanks for your overflowing generosity to us. Thank you for the blessings of the food we eat and especially for this feast today. Thank you for our home and family and friends, especially for the presence of those gathered here. Thank you for our health, our work and our play. Please send help to those who are hungry, alone, sick and suffering war and violence. Open our hearts to your love. We ask your blessing through Christ your son. Amen. From Celebrating Faith: Year-round Activities for Catholic Families by Mary Cronk Farrell

Prayer At Harvest and Thanksgiving

O God, source and giver of all things, You manifest your infinite majesty, power and goodness in the earth about us: For the sun and the rain, the manifold fruits of our fields, the increase of our herd and flocks, we thank You. For the enrichment of our souls with divine grace, we are grateful. Supreme Lord of the harvest, graciously accept us and the fruits of our toil, in union with Jesus, your Son, as atonement for our sins, for the growth of your Church, for peace and love in our homes, and for salvation for all. We pray this through Christ our Lord. Amen. From Living God’s Justice: Reflections and Prayers compiled by The Roundtable Association of Diocesan Social Action Directors

A Thanksgiving Prayer

For the laughter of the children, for my own life breath, for the abundance of food on this table, for the ones who prepared this sumptuous feast, for the roof over our heads, the clothes on our backs, for our health and our wealth of blessings, for this opportunity to celebrate with family and friends, for the freedom to pray these words without fear, in any language, in any faith, in this great country whose landscpae is as vast and beautiful as her inhabitants, Thank you, God, for giving us all these. Amen. From Talking to God: Personal Prayers for Times of Joy, Sadness and Celebration by Rabbi Naomi Levy

MUST Ministries of Cherokee County Thanksgiving Food Drive MUST Ministries is seeking donaitons of turkeys and sides for its Thanksgiving drive; and they’re planning to distribute Thanksgiving baskets to 1000 local families in November. Items Needed: frozen turkeys, cans of corn, green beans, cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes; boxes of mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, cornbread mix and stuffing; jars of gravy or packages of gravy mix; frozen pies; and grocery store gift cards. Non-perishable itmes can be brought to the MUST office at 111 Brown Industrial Pkwy, Canton, 30114 in early November. Visit www.mustministries.org for more details and drop off days/times. The BridgeMill Sixes Service League (see p6) will also be collecting food for MUST for Thanksgiving in BridgeMill, Copper Creek and the Lodge at BridgeMill. As in years past, the Sequoyah High School Air Force ROTC program will help distribute baskets to families. 52

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NOVEMBER WILL BE HERE BEFORE WE KNOW IT Since this issue is an October/November issue, we couldn’t resist talking about one of our favorite and most delicious holidays.

Happy Thanksgiving!




Places to go • People to see • Things to do OCTOBER • NOVEMBER CALENDAR 2007Wednesday Project – A James Bond

Event at the Canton Theatre, 171 East Main Street, www. cantontheatre.com

3007Thursday Project – A James Bond

Event at the Canton Theatre, 171 East Main Street, www. cantontheatre.com Auction at 12:30pm at East Cherokee Storage

4“Women: Friday Spirit, Beauty and

Nature” art exhibit at the Cherokee Arts Center, by Elizabeth Samoluk and Donna McGowan of Georgia, Millie Kenyon and JoAnn Milam of New Mexico. National Art Show featuring new paintings by these arts. Free public reception 6:30pm – 8:30pm to kick off this month long exhibit. www.cherokeearts.org Downtown Canton’s “First Friday” event, held the first Friday of every month on the streets downtown, vendors, music, entertainment, food, moonwalks, art, bring the family, stroller and dog-friendly! 6-9pm, www.canton-georgia. com VARSITY Football Games (rivalry night) : Creekview at Sequoyah, Woodstock at Cherokee, 7:30pm Talmadge Brothers Funeral Home and Casket Company Haunted House opening night, 501 Hood Road, Jasper. $15 www.talmadgebroshaunt.com 54

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5TheSaturday Thrill Hammers in concert

at the Canton Theatre, 7:30pm, $15 Autumnfest – Holly Springs – Barrett Memorial Park, 120 Park Lane, 10am – 5pm, featuring 50+ craft vendors and local business exhibits, live entertainment, concessions and free children’s activities. Park at Holly Springs Elementary. jstanley@hollyspringsga. us, www.hollyspringsga.net Benefit for Dwayne Holloway to secure liver transplant medication, Hickory Flat Fellowship Church, 5301 Hickory Flat Hwy, 30115. Glorybound Quartet, The Joy Masters, Angel Spirits, Don & Annette Williams, 6:30pm, cake auction, raffle, gift card giveaways Canton’s Farmers Market, 8am – Noon, Saturdays, open air market w/farm fresh produce and baked goods, flowers, soaps, herbs, etc. Cannon Park off Main Street. Zumbathon benefitting Macedonia Ballpark field improvements. $5 donation. Kids Free! Special Thanks to Rockout Fitness! 5pm

6Georgia Sunday Sales Tax Holiday for

support the Cherokee County Educational Foundation, www. cherokeecountyeducationalfoundation.org, $150, 10am Rainy Day in Rome, Corkscrews and Canvas at the Cherokee Arts Center, 94 North Street downtown, 7pm9pm, $28, instructor: Mary Beth www.corkscrewsandcanvas.com

8“Totally Tuesday Devoted” gatherings

for women in the marketplace based on the book series “Totally Devoted” by local author Polly Balint. Tuesdays, weekly through November 19th. 9am-11:30am at IHOP Canton Marketplace. www.thatgirlmarketing.biz 678-773-1973 Happy Fall Y’all, Corkscrews and Canvas at the Cherokee Arts Center, 94 North Street downtown, 7pm-9pm, $ 28, instructor: Jill www.corkscrewsandcanvas.com

9“TheWednesday Potters of Orange 1913 –

2013” temporary exhibit at the Cherokee County History Museum and Visitors Center, Free. 100 North Street. Wed-Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturdays 10am to 3pm. Through December. www.rockbarn.org

water saving products labeled “water sense,” including toiets, showerheads, faucets, irrigation products

10 Thursday “Home Run” the movie being

7ForeMonday Charity County Schools

11 Friday VARSITY Football Games:

golf tourney at Woodmont Golf and Country Club to

shown at Scott Mill Chapel

Sequoyah at North Springs, Creekview (Homecoming) v

Northview, 7:30pm, Woodstock (bye), Cherokee (bye) Cagle’s Family Farm “Haunted Barn” - 7pm to midnight. Additionally, they’ve got bonfires, pig races, an animal bar, a haunted barn, a pumpkin patch, gemstone mining and a jumpee pillow. Through 11/2/13. www.caglesfamilyfarm.com. 770-345-5591

12 Saturday Atlanta Trombone Society at

the Canton Theatre, 7:30pm, $30 Rivers Alive Little River Cleanup at Rope Mill Park, 9am – 1pm; breakfast and coffee provided in the morning and snacks/water available during the clean-up. Lunch for all volunteers will be provided. A limited supply of Rivers Alive 2013 t-shirts available, too. www.hollyspringsga.us Barbecue Fundraiser at Hickory Flat Lodge #205, 11am-3pm at the Lodge 2907 East Cherokee Drive next to the Hickory Flat Animal Hospital. Cherokee Music Teachers Associations meeting and program at Reinhardt University’s Falany Performing Arts Center, 10am, Ipek Brooks presenting “The Well-Tempered Body,” presentation on Eurhythmics. Free, open to the public, linda@lokey.net, 770-720-1701 Men’s and Ladies’ Club Championship golf tourney at BridgeMill, Oct 12-13

Canton’s Farmers Market, 8am – Noon, Saturdays, open air market w/farm fresh produce and baked goods, flowers, soaps, herbs, etc. Cannon Park off Main Street. Movies in the Park, in Brown Park, “Jump,” Free, 7pm, 223 East Marietta St. Brown Park has swings, slides, merry go round and is great for picnicking. Just off Main Street downtown.

14 Monday Goshen Valley Classic golf tour-

16 Wednesday Cherokee High School Home-

coming Parade, 4:30pm www. canton-georgia.com

18 Friday Doug Stone in Concert at the

Canton Theatre, 8pm, www.tix. com $35 Open Easel, Corkscrews and Canvas at the Cherokee Arts Center, 94 North Street downtown, 7:30pm-9:30pm, $28, instructor: Sheri, www. corkscrewsandcanvas.com

ney to benefit Goshen Valley Boys Ranch and foster home in Waleska, 12:15pm at Cherokee County Club, 665 Hightower Road, www.goshenvalleyclassic.org

Golf Fore Charity – 4th annual tournament benefiting families in need in Cherokee County put on by the BridgeMill Sixes Service League. www.bsslgolf. org

Happy Fall Birdie, Corkscrews and Canvas at the Cherokee Arts Center, 94 North Street downtown, 7pm-9pm, $28, instructor: Mary Beth www. corkscrewsandcanvas.com

VARSITY Football Games: Woodstock at Roswell, Etowah at Cherokee, Sequoyah at Forsyth Central, Creekview at Cambridge, 7:30pm

15 Tuesday “Totally Devoted” gatherings

for women in the marketplace based on the book series “Totally Devoted” by local author Polly Balint. Tuesdays, weekly through November 19th. 9am-11:30am at IHOP Canton Marketplace. www.thatgirlmarketing.biz 678-773-1973 History Program by Clark Otten, 7pm at the Rock Barn 658 Marietta Highway, Free. Refreshments served.

19 Saturday Ghost & Goblin Run, 5K

Challenge, 1 Mile Fun Run and Pet Costume Contest by the BridgeMill Sixes Service League to raise funds for local Cherokee County charities. BridgeMill Park Pavilion (5K course is on the cart path), 5:30pm, $25 for 5K, $8 for Fun Run. www.bssl.org/run Night Under the Lights gala and fundraising event for the Cherokee Arts Center, 7pm, $50. Dinner, dancing, Silent Auction, Art Show and raising

Totally Devoted 3 the 3rd book in a series by local author and faith encourager Polly Balint


www.Amazon.com, www.BN.com and at Yawn’s Books and More in downtown Canton

Join Polly

as she leads devotionals for women in Canton TUESDAYS thr� Nov 19

9am - 11:30am

Totally Devoted Series IHOP Canton Marketplace

www.thatgirlmarketing.biz 678-773-1973



Canton’s Farmers Market, 8am – Noon, Saturdays, open air market w/farm fresh produce and baked goods, flowers, soaps, herbs, etc. Cannon Park off Main Street.

“Totally Devoted” gatherings for women in the marketplace based on the book series “Totally Devoted” by local author Polly Balint. Tuesdays, weekly through November 19th. 9am11:30am at IHOP Canton Marketplace. www.thatgirlmarketing.biz 678-773-1973

20 Sunday Allison Everill in concert

25 Friday VARSITY Football Games:

funds to upgrade the lighting in the Arts Center. www. cherokeearts.org

at 6pm at the First Baptist Church of Canton, 1 Mission Point Annual Membership Picnic for the Cherokee County Historical Museum and Visitors Center at Rabbit Hill Farm in Woodstock, 3pm – 6pm, www.rockbarn.org A Break at Midnight, The Canton Theatre – downtown, a theatrical production highlighting the tragedy of family violence, written and directed by Elder Gregory Hughes of True Life Ministries, Free, www.truelifeministriesinc. org, 404-333-7471

21 Monday Court Appointed Special

Advocates (CASA) for Children and the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) will host an informational meeting for those interested helping a foster child. 6 p.m. at the DFCS office, 105 Lamar Haley Parkway in Canton. Amy Blanton 770-345-3274 www.casacherokee.org CASA for Children presents the 9th Annual Champions for Children Charity Golf, Woodmont Golf and Country Club. Check in, Driving Range and Lunch provided by Zaxby’s, 11am with a Shotgun Start at Noon.

Banquet, dinner provided by Angelfire BBQ. Teams and sponsorships are still available. Call Deidre Hollands 770-345-3274, www.casacherokee.org

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Woodstock at Etowah, Cherokee at home v Roswell, Creekview at Forsyth Central, Sequoyah (Homecoming) v Northview, 7:30pm

26 Saturday Zombiefest – downtown

Canton, benefitting Cherokee FOCUS. Chandler Rigs, “Carl” from The Walking Dead, is the special host for the evening. Bands, food, fun, come dressed as zombies. www.cherokeezombiefest.com. $5 donation. 4pm – 10pm Fall Harvest Celebration – downtown Canton in Cannon Park, 8am-Noon. www. canton-georgia.com, presented by the Canton’s Farmers Market, 8am – Noon, open air market w/farm fresh produce and baked goods, flowers, soaps, herbs, etc. Scarecrow corner, Hay Rides, Trick or Treating, at Cannon Park off Main Street. Boo Who? Corkscrews and Canvas at the Cherokee Arts Center, 94 North Street downtown, 3-5pm, $28, instructor: Mary Beth www. corkscrewsandcanvas.com Giant Poppies, Corkscrews and Canvas at the Cherokee Arts Center, 94 North Street downtown, 7-9pm, $28, instructor: Mary Beth www. corkscrewsandcanvas.com

27 Sunday Japanese Maples Festival at

Gibbs Gardens, More than 2000 Japanese Maples in 100 varieties paint a gold, yellow, orange and flame red panora-

ma on every vista. You won’t see the Fall colors like this anywhere else. Festival runs Oct. 1 - Nov. 15. Check their web site and Facebook page for dates, times and details. www.gibbsgardens.com

28 Monday Casanova, Corkscrews and

Canvas at the Cherokee Arts Center, 94 North Street downtown, 7-9pm, $28, instructor: Brenda, www. corkscrewsandcanvas.com



1VARSITY Friday Football Games:

Woodstock at Home v Wheeler, Cherokee at Milton, Creekview at Home v North Springs, Sequoyah at Cambridge, 7:30pm

2Princess Saturday & Pirate 10K/5K at

the Cherokee County YMCA 151 Waleska Street, 30114. www.totallyrunning.com.

3Japanese Sunday Maples Festival at

Gibbs Gardens, More than 2000 Japanese Maples in 100 varieties paint a gold, yellow, orange and flame red panorama on every vista. You won’t see the Fall colors like this anywhere else. Festival runs Oct. 1 - Nov. 15. Check their web site and Facebook page for dates, times and details. www.gibbsgardens.com

5“Totally Tuesday Devoted” gatherings for women in the marketplace based on the book series “Totally Devoted” by local author Polly Balint. Tuesdays, weekly through November 19th. 9am11:30am at IHOP Canton Marketplace. www.thatgirlmarketing.biz 678-773-1973

Start Learning Social Media Today use promo code “CANTON” for 25% off Annual Membership

www.socialmediaonlineclasses.com FURLOUGH DAY Cherokee County Schools, No School Today, kids!

7Japanese Thursday Maples Festival at

Gibbs Gardens, More than 2000 Japanese Maples in 100 varieties paint a gold, yellow, orange and flame red panorama on every vista. You won’t see the Fall colors like this anywhere else. Festival runs Oct. 1 - Nov. 15. Check their web site and Facebook page for dates, times and details. www. gibbsgardens.com

8“TheFriday Lion in Winter” at the

Canton Theatre, 171 East Main Street, directed by Ed Palombo, $15, www.cantontheatre.com VARSITY Football Games: Woodstock at Home v Milton, Cherokee at Wheeler, 7:30pm

9Church Saturday for Chicks “Awaken,”

1-Day Conference for women of ALL ages and stages of life with relevant teaching, inspire you with stories shared by other women in our community, energize you through vibrant worship times, entertain you with Christ-honoring humor and more. Cherokee Conference Center at the Bluffs, 9am – 3pm. www.church4chicks. com, $15

10 Sunday Cagle’s Family Farm corn maze

- a local favorite, an intricate network of twists and turns carved into acres and acres of corn. It takes about an hour to meander through. Additionally, they’ve got bonfires, pig races, an animal bar, a haunted barn, a pumpkin patch, gemstone mining and a jumpee pillow. Through 11/17/13. www.caglesfamilyfarm.com. 770-345-5591

11 Monday Veterans Day – administra-

tive offices and banks in Holly Springs and Canton are closed to honor the men and women who have fought and are fighting to keep us safe.

13 Wednesday “The Potters of Orange 1913 –

2013” temporary exhibit at the Cherokee County History Museum and Visitors Center, Free. 100 North Street. Wed-Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturdays 10am to 3pm. Through December. www.rockbarn.org

15 Friday “The Lion in Winter” at the

Canton Theatre, 171 East Main Street, directed by Ed Palombo, $15, www.cantontheatre.com

races, an animal bar, a haunted barn, a pumpkin patch, gemstone mining and a jumpee pillow. Through 11/17/13. www.caglesfamilyfarm.com. 770-345-5591

22 Friday Cards on the Table, An Agatha

Christie Mystery presented by King’s Academy at the Cherokee County Arts Center, 94 North Street, Tickets $10, 7pm 11/22-23 www.cherokeearts. org Hope Cassity, LIVE at The Painted Pig downtown Canton at 9pm

25 Monday Cherokee County Schools Holiday November 25-29th

28 Thursday HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 30 Saturday Small Business Saturday.

SHOP SMALL TODAY! www. smallbusinesssaturday.com, see article p10

16 Saturday Cagle’s Family Farm corn maze

- a local favorite, an intricate network of twists and turns carved into acres and acres of corn. It takes about an hour to meander through. Additionally, they’ve got bonfires, pig www.cantonmag.com


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Canton Magazine LOVES our friends and family members in Recovery... Addiction to alcohol and drugs affects local communites negatively. At Canton Magazine, we recognize a way out for individuals and families caught up in addiction. In this regular feature, we will publish recovery meetings in Canton. Encourage your loved ones to attend. There is hope. And laughter! SUNDAY 4pm First United Methodist Church, AA MONDAY 9:30am First United Methodist Church, AA 12noon First United Methodist Church, AA 6:30pm Sixes United Methodist Church (Celebrate Recovery) 7pm First United Methodist Church, AA TUESDAY 9:30am First United Methodist Church, AA 12noon First United Methodist Church,AA 4pm Studio 121, AA 6pm Sixes United Methodist Church, AA 8pm Saint Clements Episcopal Church, AA WEDNESDAY 9:30am First United Methodist Church, AA 12noon First United Methodist Church, AA THURSDAY 9:30am First United Methodist Church, AA 12noon First United Methodist Church, AA 4pm Studio 121, AA 6pm Sixes United Methodist Church, AA 6:15pm Scot Mill Chapel, Canton Adventist Church (Celebrate Recovery) facebook 8pm Saint Clements Episcopal Church, AA FRIDAY 9:30am First United Methodist Church, AA 12noon First United Methodist Church, AA 6pm Action Church -downtown (Celebrate Recovery) www.actionchurch.tv 7pm First United Methodist Church, AA

Thank you to the First United Methodist Church, Studio 121 downtown, Sixes United Methodist Church, Action Church, and Saint Clements Episcopal Church for hosting recovery meetings in our community.

SATURDAY 9am First United Methodist Church, AA www.cantonmag.com


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FAITH COLUMN: POLLY BALINT The Lord sets prisoners free. Psalm 146:7

There’s more than one kind of prison cell here on earth. Our sin can be our prison cell, especially when shame and guilt are our roomies. When we don’t know Jesus as Lord and Savior, we truly are prisoners of our own unbelief. It’s a horrible, hopeless bondage of emotional, mental, addictive, violent private prisons. Only God can change all that in an instant. It’s called repentance: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). He begins to change our desires. All of a sudden we want to love Him and follow Him and do what is right. We want to break the addictive, destructive patterns. Freedom! No more guilt and shame! But until then we are darkness dwellers shackled with tormenting fear and gripped with anxiety. We won’t call upon Him to pull us out of this swamp of sorrow and defeat. Oh, we can pretend for a while that life is good, but no one can keep that performance up too long if we have no anchor in our lives. Without Christ, as soon as a storm enters our lives, our “I’m fine” mask comes off and utter despair is what’s underneath our masks. When that’s exposed we either become extremely bitter and

angry at our condition or we cry out to Jesus and He turns our “wailing into dancing…removes our sackcloth… and clothes us with joy” (Psalm 30:11). He gives us freedom to live out our lives in fullness and joy because we know He will hold on to us. We discover for ourselves that “where the Spirit of God is there is freedom” (2 Corinthians 3:17). A child of God is set free! No more imprisonment of a guilty conscience. The blood of Jesus on the cross pays once and for all and the recipient is free to live for God and receives all the promises written down in the Bible. Eternal damnation is replaced with eternal life. Wow! Jesus came to “proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners…” (Isaiah 61:1). No matter what our condition, Jesus Christ is the one who opens our prison doors and breaks our chains – both visible and invisible. No one else can do that. That’s when it’s time to freely praise Him with dance!

ABOUT POLLY: Author, encourager, blogger and founder of That Girl Marketing, LLC, Polly hosts devotional gatherings for women in the marketplace with her Totally Devoted series of books. She has 25 years of writing media experience as a newspaper reporter and magazine columnist. She founded and hosted the Woodmont Ladies Bible Study for nine years. She’s been emcee and guest speaker at various women’s events. Polly’s books are available at Yawn’s Publishing in Historic Downtown Canton: www. yawnsbooks.com. Contact Polly @ www.thatgirlmarketing.biz.

RIGHT: Polly’s daughter, Mary Balint, also of Canton, dances “joyfully” and lives her faith life to the fullest.


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