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We've all been there. We've been patients with certain expectations, yet are disappointed to find things vastly different from our last appointment. We often find constantly rotating staff that don't recognize us, questions answered condescendingly or in confusing technical terms, and not knowing what to expect. This can all add to the anxiety sometimes associated with visiting the orthodontist. How much is this going to cost me? Is this going to hurt? How long will this appointment last? Relax. Every time I have taken my sons through the doors of Dr. Scott McPherson's office, we have been greeted by the same smiling faces. We've known what to expect. Chances are you will get to know the staff very quickly. Melanie will meet with you about financing, and you will be surprised by how flexible and affordable the cost of braces can be. The two of you will work together to create a unique payment schedule that works best for you, has no hidden surprises, and won't break the bank. Bettye is the Office Manager that keeps Peachtree City Orthodontics running smoothly. Beth will be at the front desk to schedule your next visit. Appointments are scheduled with respect to your busy lives. They understand that you have other things planned throughout your day, and you can expect to be on your way as soon as possible. Your child will meet with Rachael for x-rays and impressions. Dr. McPherson and his orthodontic assistants, Nancy, Lindsay and Celia, naturally develop rapport with their patients in a comfortable, fun-loving and nurturing environment that makes you feel right at home. Prepare to Smile Brilliantly! written by: Lori Neidlinger This article has been deemed "Accurate!" by my son and patient of Dr. McPherson, Noah.


Fifty million pansies are grown for the North Georgia market each year, so

their sunny, colorful faces can keep you smiling through fall and winter, until the beginning of hot temperatures in April. Pansies need soft soil, not hard clay, to grow well. Try mixing 25% compost with your soil. The pansies that are sold 18 plants per plastic flat, are the flowers best suited for Atlanta suburbs. Fertilize each month from November through March with fertilizer that has nitrate from nitrogen, not from urea or ammonium nitrate. Cover pansy beds lightly with pine straw if record frigid temperatures are in the forecast. Pansy Salad! The leaves and flowers of the pansy have a minty flavor and are loaded with vitamins A and C. The sweet fragrance of the pansy is strongest in early morning and dusk. Yellow and blue pansies release the strongest scent.

Ingredients Mixed salad greens 2 c - Cubed cooked chicken 1 c -Shredded red cabbage 1/2 c - Chopped walnuts 1/2 c - Edible pansies 1/2 C - Fresh raspberries 1/4 c - Olive oil 1/4 c - Raspberry vinegar 1 tsp minced fresh mint 1/4 tsp salt Additional edible pansies Directions In a large salad bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the oil, vinegar, mint and salt; shake well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Just before serving, shake dressing and drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Garnish with additional pansies. Enjoy! Courtesy of Backyard Living 5

12 Biscoff Cookies, crushed 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 cup pure pumpkin puree 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 12 oz. whipped topping In a medium bowl, combine Biscoff Cookie crumbs and butter. Next, divide the crumbs into the bottoms of your trifle glasses. Gently press crumbs to form an even layer of crust. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add pumpkin, vanilla, sugar and pumpkin pie spice, and beat until well combined and creamy. Use a spatula to fold in half of the whipped topping and combine. Spoon a layer of pumpkin cheesecake onto the Biscoff crust followed by a layer of whipped topping. Repeat layers until it reaches top of glass. Enjoy!


Dear cLEMONtine: I am 12 years old and I want a facebook account but my mom won’t let me. All my friends have one but she still says no. How can I convince her to let me get one? --Desperate Kid Dear Desperate, I don’t think you’re going to like my answer, but I’m hoping that you’ll trust me on this one... I really, really don’t think getting a facebook account at your age is a good idea. Kids sometimes tend to be too trusting & that means you might give out too much information online. Chances are you probably won’t even know you’re doing it. Another reason would be that there are A LOT of inappropriate things on facebook. Even if you don’t go to those pages, your friends could and you will see whatever they post. I could go on and on with more reasons, but I’ll just sum it up by saying listen to your mother, she knows what’s best for you. You’ll grow up soon enough...don’t try and rush it.


Mike Dillard was a member of the first graduating class of Starr's Mill High School in 2000. He then graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta with a BA in Media Arts and Animation in 2006. Mike is an artist whose primary focus and goal is to acquire a job creating cartoons. In the mean time, he designs logos and teaches art classes at Seville Studios in Peachtree City. He uses every opportunity to practice honing his skills, working on his weaknesses, and becoming an even better artist. While observing Mike's Cartooning class, I witnessed his interactions with the kids he teaches. He has a very laid back teaching style, using humor to build rapport with his students. Many of his students want to come in and start drawing Anime and other characters the second they sit down. Mike frowns on this, until they can draw the most difficult of characters to draw, which in his opinion is Mickey Mouse. “If you can draw Mickey Mouse perfectly, then you can draw any character you want.” Mike pointed out that cartoons have changed a lot over the years. He grew up watching He-Man, The Flintstones, The Jetsons and Scooby-Doo. In these cartoons there was an obvious distinction between the background and the characters. The characters were brighter and far more detailed than

the backgrounds. Today, the background is just as detailed and colorful as the main characters. The pace of the stories has really picked up as well, to match the face-paced world kids are living in today. His advice to aspiring cartoonists is to practice, practice, practice! Forget about style, and practice drawing exactly what you see in front of you. All characters are made of basic shapes, and these shapes need to be practiced over and over again, before details can be added. "There might be 4 different artists with different styles working on a particular cartoon, but when they get together to work, they need to be able to match each others' drawing exactly." Mike also advises that when creating your own cartoon, use your own story. "The Best idea or model you can use is yourself. You already know your own story, because you lived it. Charlie Brown was the story of Charles Schultz's life." Mr. Dillard believes that everyone has the ability to draw inside of them. “Everyone has creativity. You just have to find your voice. Some people don't find their voice until they're in their 30s or 40s. Saying 'I can't' is a negative that only brings yourself down. Instead, I like to say 'I don't know how to do it. I can, I just need to be taught. I can build a rocket. I just don't know how."



Getting good grades, being prepared, and actually learning, not just memorizing, takes a lot of time and effort, but it’s worth it to get a good education. Here’s a few tips that might help: ---At the end of the night, go over your notes from that day. By doing this, you’re more likely to retain information. That means less that you have to study and relearn later. ---Study in different places. Besides your room, try the library, a classroom, maybe outdoors if you can find a place that’s quiet. Just make sure it’s comfortable, well-lit, and you don’t have too many distractions. ---Don’t just memorize your notes. You need to actually learn the material. Make sure you understand the general concept of what was taught. ---Don’t leave all your studying for one night. Instead, study a little every night. Cramming the night before puts the information in your short-term memory, which means you are much more likely to forget it at test time.



Many of us have experienced the sudden jogging of a childhood memory, brought on by an event connected to our past. Seeing people we haven't seen in years, often dusts off the cobwebs of forgotten memories. The now middle-aged main character in Neil Gaiman's, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, home for a funeral, finds himself taking a bumpy drive down memory lane, past his long-gone childhood home, to the Hempstock Farmhouse. Three generations of women lived here, Old Mrs. Hempstock ,her daughter, Ginnie, and granddaughter, Lettie. He remembers the pond here that his best friend, Lettie, unflinchingly believed was the ocean. Suddenly, he is drowning in the horrifying and magical sea of memories that took place the year he was seven. It was the year darkness entered his world, a girl named Lettie saved his life, and the year he learned that adults don't actually understand the world. --Review by Lori Neidlinger


HOW TO PLAY : Solve the hidden quote by dropping the correct letter

into each square. The list of available letters is given at the top of each column. Cross off the letter you use as you go through the puzzle. Black squares mark where each word ends. Good luck! Answers will appear next month. This month’s quote is by Ralph Waldo Emerson September Quote: If opportunity doesn’t knock build a door





This is an easy craft that you can do! Best part... you can completely customize the colors and finishes to match your style, theme and mood! Step 1: Gather your materials: the glasses you are painting, Mod Podge, food coloring, and a paintbrush. If you want to avoid seeing brush strokes, use a foam brush. Step 2: Mix your food coloring and Mod Podge to your desired color. Use about 2 spoonfuls of Mod Podge and 4-5 drops of food coloring. Next, add a small squirt of liquid dish soap. Step 3 Paint a thin layer on the outside of your glass, using long straight strokes. Step 4: Allow to dry (about 5- 10 mins) and then add another coat. I did 3 coats total – you can do as many as you want to reach your desired level of opacity. Keep in mind, it dries clearer than it looks when you first put it on. Step 5: If you will be using the jars around water they will need to be sealed. Because you’re using Modge Podge, if you get them wet the colors will run right down the drain . I used PLAID Clear Acrylic Sealer to lock the colors into place. When using sealer, protect your work surface and use in a well ventilated area, preferably outside. Extras: To add some extra fun, you can add glitter or draw on your jar with a permanent marker. You can also put a small candle inside, and light it for a nice effect. **If you make a mistake, just wash your jar and start over! 17


If you're looking for the perfect outfit for the Cattle Baron's Ball, a night out at Southern Ground, or a Jason Aldean concert, then get on over to Wildflower Leather. Walking into Wildflower Leather is like walking into an old west mercantile, only filled with the most up to date, modern western fashions. All the latest cowboy/cowgirl boots, leather jackets, jeans, belts, purses and jewelry, hats, dresses, shirts and tops can be found throughout the store. The woodwork inside the store is stunning and handcrafted by its co-owner, Gary Fields. An old sawblade above the cash station reads, "We Say Grace - We Say Ma-am". Behind the counter are swinging western doors and a picture window view of a wildflower meadow. Gary and Dianne Fields are the beautiful and down-to-earth owners of Wildflower Leather. Gary was a Resort Land Developer/Homebuilder and owner of Fields and Dreams Log Homes in Pigeon Forge, TN. Dianne worked in their Design Center in one of their developments as the on-property Licensed Realtor. Gary's business was hit hard by the economy downturn, and after two years of trying to wait out the economy storm, they decided to switch their energy into a new business. Retirement was no longer an option, so rather than trying to find jobs, Gary and Dianne decided to buy one. The less physically demanding world of retail won their vote. With 20 grandchildren between the 2 of them, they knew a children's clothing store wouldn't be their best bet, so they lassoed the leather store concept. The Newnan/Peachtree City area seemed a smart place, because of distance to competitors and the uniqueness of their apparel for both men and women. Gary had lots of experience growing fields of wildflowers. The simplicity and positive image of the word "Wildflower" clicked for them both, so Wildflower Leather was launched. You can even purchase packets of wildflower seeds in their store. When asked their favorite part about the business, Gary responded, "Physically we can do this. Emotionally, we enjoy customer interaction. Financially, everything we are doing now stays with the business; our time will come later. It is amazing how many new friends we have made here. We are extremely customer driven." Since their opening on Memorial Day, sales have continued to climb. Many customers have already become loyal and frequent shoppers. Congratulations, Wildflower Leather! Story by Lori Neidlinger




The chemical reaction that takes place inside a glow stick is called chemiluminescence. The activator, a hydrogen peroxide solution, is stored inside a thin glass capsule inside the tube. The color you see is from the solution outside the glass tube. This solution is made from a fluorescent dye and phenyl oxalate ester. When you bend the glow stick you are breaking the glass tube inside. Here's what happens when the 2 chemicals mix together‌ The hydrogen peroxide oxidizes the phenyl oxalate ester, resulting in a chemical called phenol and an unstable peroxyacid ester. 1. The unstable peroxyacid ester decomposes, resulting in additional phenol and a cyclic peroxy compound. 2. The cyclic peroxy compound decomposes to carbon dioxide.

3. 4.

This decomposition releases energy to the dye.

The electrons in the dye atoms jump to a higher level, then fall back down, releasing energy in the form of light. This and more information can be found


Growing up in Massachusetts just outside Boston, Debbie Eubanks has always been an animal lover. “I had dogs, cats, birds, turtles, goats and horses growing up.” She showed Hunter/Jumper horses throughout high school. Moving to Raleigh NC when she was 17, her parents bought a horse farm. Being surrounded by animals was nothing new to Debbie, but it is her undying love for animals that led her to take the path that she has chosen.

the workload is greatly reduced. “

Debbie married the love of her life, Steve, in 1995 and they settled down in Peachtree City, Georgia. She worked in the Private Dining Club industry until becoming pregnant with their first child. Ben was born in 1997. A year later Debbie started a pet sitting business, Au Pet. “I had always wanted to run my own business, and once Ben medically improved (he was a preemie) I decided that was the perfect time to start Au Pet, since Steve works at home and could watch Ben while I was working. I worked every day for years (literally) growing the business before I started adding employees. Now I have partners, so 22

Debbie and Steve’s next joyous event took place in 2002 when their family was blessed with a little girl from Jinning, China, who they named Liza Jin. Both Steve and Debbie agree that with the arrival of Liza, their family was now wonderfully complete. In 2008, with everyone settling into their different activities, Debbie decided to become a flight attendant. For the past five years, that is what she has done. With a husband and two children, owning a pet sitting business plus working full time as a flight attendant, the average person would say their plate was pretty full. Fortunately, for a countless amount of dogs and cats that have been rescued from high-kill shelters in southeast Georgia, Debbie Eubanks is not your average person.

they are a very loving family. Debbie’s husband, Steve, still refers to her as ‘his bride’ and the compliments flow freely.

It was about a year ago that a friend of Debbie’s posted a message on facebook about a local non-profit organization called Angel’s Among Us Pet Rescue (AAU). That led to Debbie following the group on facebook, which led to her donating to help pull various animals from local highkill shelters. Next came her helping with paperwork for a number of Southside foster families. When Debbie saw that AAU needed help with fostering a kitten “I realized there was no reason not to help out.”

All too often I think, people don’t get recognized for all that they do. Volunteers, especially, are often taken for granted. Think about how many animals and people these caring individuals have touched by their simple acts of kindness. Most will tell you they don’t need the recognition because they volunteer from the heart. They feel that satisfaction in a job well done is reward enough.

That was only the beginning. Today, Debbie finds herself visiting Clayton County Animal Shelter about once a week to help out and spend some time with the animals that are there. She also continues to fosters out cats and dogs who would otherwise be put down. In January of this year she became a Vet Team volunteer for Angels Among Us Pet Rescue. She sets vet appointments for the dogs in foster care as well as helps to transport them to and from those appointments. Her daughter Liza recently started volunteering her time at AAU by helping to sell merchandise at their fundraisers.

The Lemonade Stand believes in recognizing people for the valuable services they give so freely, and we hope to encourage others to do the same. So when you see someone volunteering, please say thank you. Better yet, honor them by volunteering yourself in some way, no matter how small. It all makes a difference. --If you would like more information on Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, go to:

The amazing part in all of this, is that with all that Debbie does to help save the lives of so many helpless animals, she doesn’t for a single moment neglect the needs of her family. Visiting Debbie’s home it was clear to me that she has a very close and loving bond with her daughter, Liza. Watching her eyes light up when she talks about both of her children lets me know that

Do you know a Hometown Hero? Each month we’ll be honoring a police officer, fire fighter, teacher, or military veteran/ active duty U.S. armed forces. These local men and women sacrifice for us every day and we believe they deserve a hearty salute! If you’d like to nominate someone for an upcoming issue, email the information to:


About the Author: Paul Decker wrote Shrimping while he was a 1st grader in Mrs. Young's class at Kedron Elementary School. 24


In 2006, time seemed to stand still. Ten months after moving to Peachtree City, I was diagnosed with Stage 2B breast cancer. Further tests showed it had traveled to my lymph nodes. Three months later my mother was diagnosed with Stage 1. Being a single mom and relatively new to the area, I wasn’t quite sure how I would get through it. Fortunately, while going through 3 months of chemo, surgery, and 32 rounds of radiation, I learned there are many angels living here on earth. I was incredibly moved by the amount cards, prayers, phone calls and help that my family received during this difficult time. I’m happy to say that both my mother and I are currently in remission. We walk among the survivors of this horrible disease. Tragically, there are those who don’t survive. My wish is that no one else has to face the news that we did. My hope is that no one else has to lose their battle. What many people don’t realize is that after treatment comes another challenge: It's pretty scary when doctors are no longer monitoring your health closely, and you're left alone with your fears of recurrence. You’re always afraid there might not be a tomorrow.  Remember to give yourself permission to still follow your dreams. Learn to paint, take a class or start a new business. Having something to move toward is an excellent way to get away from thoughts of the cancer coming back.  When you’re having a bad day, remember to reach out to people. You just may find your own set of angels living right here on earth. 26

Every 2 minutes, there is a new breast cancer diagnosis.

Every 14 minutes, a life is lost to the disease.

Over 40,000 people will die this year; about 400 of them will be men.

85% of all diagnoses have no family history.

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women between ages 40 and 55.

While going through my battle with breast cancer, I found myself doing a lot of research. One thing that I found very helpful was to stay informed about every aspect of my treatment. Here are some risk factors I found that may surprise you: 

Avoid Weed Killers Do not use toxic weed-killers on lawns where children play! They are designed to kill plants with which we share many common biological systems. Children tend to spend a lot of time on the lawn, walking barefoot and rolling in the grass, giving them direct exposure to these chemicals. Use Natural Sunscreens We all know that we need to be careful when we are out in the sun for any substantial period of time, but many sunscreens contain chemicals that increase the risk of breast cancer. Choose truly ‘Microwave Safe’ Containers Despite the label on many plastic containers claiming that they are "microwavesafe," it is prudent to use either glass or ceramic bowls for heating foods in a microwave oven. Be Wary of Dry Cleaning Chemicals PERC is the most common chemical used at dry cleaning shops. Studies show that those who have been exposed to this chemical have an increased risk for breast cancer. Check with your dry cleaner to see what chemicals they use.


CAPTURING THE SPIRIT OF OAKLAND HALLOWEEN TOUR If you love Halloween, ghost stories, and history and are looking for something fun to do this month, then you’ve got to plan on a trip to the Historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, one of the oldest and most historic cemeteries in the southeast. Founded in 1850, this is the final resting place of many of Atlanta’s settlers, builders, and famous citizens. Designed to “enlighten, not frighten” these unique guided tours will have you swept away by the fascinating stories that are told. Actors take on the personas of those buried here, and they tell their stories to you in a very entertaining way. This is the only time of the year that the gates of the Oakland Cemetery remain open after dark. The walkways of the cemetery are lined with torches, white lights, and luminaries. You’ll also see gorgeous candlelit mausoleums at this one-of-a-kind annual event. Guided tours meet at 5:30 pm at the Bell Tower and last about an hour. Remember to bring a flashlight and wear comfortable shoes. Your tickets must be purchased in advance and usually sell out early. No tickets will be sold at the gate. There is limited free parking available near the main entrance and on neighboring streets. The website for information states that this event is appropriate for children 8 and above, although they do sell tickets for children as young as 4. Children 3 years of age and under get in for free - an additional service charge will be applied at the time of purchase. The dates of the event are Friday, October 18; Saturday, October 19; Thursday, October 24; Friday, October 25; Saturday, October 26; and Sunday, October 27. Adult tickets are $20.00. Tickets for children 4-12 years of age are $10. For more information, go to 28


Saturday, September 28 - Dragon Boat Races & International Festival 8am - 5pm at 201 Willowbend Rd, Peachtree City 678-216-0282 PTC Rotary's Dragon Boat Races on Lake Peachtree as well as the International Festival with international displays, food, dance, art and culture in and around the Peachtree City area. Friday, October 4 - Promise Place ‘Run From Domestic Violence’ 5K Run /1-Mile Walk 5pm - 8:30pm at Drake Field 201 Willowbend Road, Peachtree City 678-571-5262 Saturday, October 5 - Walk to End Alzheimer's 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 3.1 mile walk/run 191 McIntosh Trail Shakerag Knoll, Peachtree City 404-514-6514 Tuesday, October 1 - National Night Out 6 p.m to 8 p.m A program hosted by the Peachtree City Police Department, designed to strengthen the bond between police departments and the communities they serve. At Drake Field near City Hall. Friday, October 11 - Great Georgia Airshow-Night Show 5pm - 9pm Saturday, October 12 & 13 - Great Georgia Airshow 9:30am - 6pm Falcon Field, Peachtree City AIRPLANES, RIDES, FAMILY ACTIVITIES and...LIVE MUSIC!! Saturday, October 12, 2013 TREK Breast Cancer Awareness Ride TREK BICYCLES OF PEACHTREE CITY 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Ride as we ride to raise awareness for breast cancer prevention, screening, treatment and to help fund a cure. Fun-Family ride for all ages and abilities! Prizes! Prizes! Prizes! Saturday, October 19 - Peachtree City Classic 15K/5K 7:30am - 10:30am Women’s 5K, Men’s 5K and the 15K Open A Race Day Expo will be held Saturday from 7:00-11:00 am in the parking lot of the Frederick Brown Amphitheater. The expo will include health and fitness products, sponsors, and selected vendors Saturday, October 26 - GA Heartland's Doggie Dash 9:00am- 12:00pm 191 McIntosh Trail Shakerag Knoll Peachtree City 770-301-3119 3K walk with your dog to raise money for animal rescue and pet over population.


Pumpkin Sale- Peachtree City Fire Department throughout month Peachtree City Fire & Rescue Department Haunted House Leach Fire Station #81 on Paschall Road at Highway 74. Visit for dates & times Friday, October 18; Saturday, October 19; Thursday, October 24; Friday, October 25; Saturday, October 26; and Sunday, October 27. Capturing The Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tour at the Historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta. Tickets: Adults-$20.00. Children 4-12 years of age$10. For more info, go to Friday, October 18 through Saturday, October 19 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Fayetteville Cemetery Walk - The Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum’s Spirit Guides as they take you on a guided walking tour through the Historic City Cemetery. You will meet spirits from beyond the grave and learn about local history through the tales they weave.$5.00 for Adults and $3.00 for children under 12 . 770-719-4173 Friday, October 25 through Sunday, October 27 - Newnan Uncle Bob's Pumpkin Patch 3781 E Happy Valley Circle, Newnan 770-253-8100; Saturday, October 26 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Pumpkin Festival/Trick or Treat on Main Street - Heritage Park in downtown Fayetteville Market Day 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. "Dog Costume Contest" - 2:30 pm Children can Trick or Treat to all the Vendors and to all the participating Merchants from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Costume Contest 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Wednesday, October 30 through Sunday, November 3 Dates may be affected by county code requirements being met at our new location. 13 Stories Haunted House at 320 Temple Avenue (Hwy 16/27 Alt.), Newnan . For more info & coupons: Thursday, October 31 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Munchkin Masquerade Downtown Trick or Treat Downtown Newnan, N. Court Square Info for some of our favorites (Not So Frightful Halloween Event at The Fred ... The Peachtree City Dog Park: Howl-o-ween Party ...Trick or Treating at the Avenue) was not available at press time....please remember to check your local listings!



October 2013 issue 3  

The Lemonade Stand is a free publication that highlights the people, places and businesses in Fayette & Coweta counties, Georgia.

October 2013 issue 3  

The Lemonade Stand is a free publication that highlights the people, places and businesses in Fayette & Coweta counties, Georgia.