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Willow Springs subdivision in
Roswell recently hosted a
fundraiser for Southern Hope’s
no-kill animal shelter, which
re-homes thousands of dogs and
cats every year.
currentCommunity In Roswell
Roswell Relay For Life’s organizers
have the same message: All members By Tripp Liles case for all of Roswell’s cultural offer-
of the Roswell community should Editor ings.
participate in this event, which It is the hope of the organizers to
benefits the American Cancer Society. There is a new series of events taking turn this into an annual event that is a
PG. 21 place this month called Go Wild In regional attraction. The Historic CVB
Roswell. If we had the space, an entire has been actively promoting this
issue could be filled describing the throughout the region, leveraging
many wonderful events that are being Roswell’s ample outdoor activities and
offered right here in our back yard. attractions. “Encompassing over two
currentHome Marsha Saum of the Historic weeks, including three weekends, and
Simply defining your style and color Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau packed with opportunities for fun, Go
palette along with a little or a lot of stated, “In this economy, we feel it’s the Wild is sure to become an annual
spring cleaning will help you perfect timing for the new Go Wild event,” said Saum. According to McIn-
incorporate a more sophisticated event. We want all our local families to tyre, the whole family is at the forefront
approach to day-to-day life. experience a Roswell vacation that will of planning many of these activities.
create memories to last a lifetime.” “We’re going back to basics. We’re talk-
currentEducation The event is a cooperative effort of
The Chattahoochee Nature Center and
ing to every audience,” she said.
The event begins on May 20 and
Earth Day is a day designed to inspire the Historic Roswell Convention and runs through June 6. On Page 20 we
awareness and appreciation for the Visitors Bureau that has been more have just a few of the highlights – it’s
Earth's environment. It was founded than two years in the making. “The col- impossible to list them all. We have all
by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an laborative part of this is always success- of the important contact information
environmental teach-in in 1970 and is ful,” stated Lynn McIntyre, senior listed to serve as your guide to what
celebrated in more than 175 countries director of community relations for the hopefully will become Roswell’s show-
every year. We have photos from the Nature Center. The idea was to pro- case event.
High Meadows 2010 festival. PG. 14 mote an event that provided a show- Continued on page 20
FARMERS MARKET RELOCATES MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY SUMMER CAMP
May is the time for farmers markets to start The Roswell Memorial Day ceremony was OPPORTUNITIES
up again and Roswell is no exception. This established in 1998 following the construc- This summer there are plenty of quality opportunities to
year the market moves to City Hall to allow tion of the Faces of War memorial on the involve your child in summer camp.
for greater accessability. PG. 10 grounds of the Roswell City Hall complex.
PG. 12 PG. 15
A Day At The Fair
The Child Development Association in child can change the world, and I am honored “We are all looking forward to the Down
Roswell recently hosted a “state fair” for its to be involved with the CDA, knowing it is Home Derby State Fair,” said Executive Di- Co-Publishers
students in celebration of the days leading up making a real difference in the life of every rector Donna Smythe. “The arts and crafts, Tripp Liles
to the organization’s premier fundraiser, the child it cares for and educates.” The 2010 the exhibits, and the food and fun are all part Brandt Haney
Down Home Derby on May 1. Down Home Derby will take place on Satur- of growing excitement about The Down
The fair, produced by day, May 1, in the picturesque Home Derby party in May. It is a great feeling Sales
Sean O’Keefe Events, in- setting of Showcase Ltd., an to see the community come together to sup- Brandt Haney
Director of Sales
cluded a cake walk, a pet- exceptional horse farm which port our program and to provide scholarships
ting zoo, arts and crafts offers Old World charm com- for our kids.” 770-378-8445
produced by the kids on bined with modern-day The Child Development Association has a
display and popcorn and amenities and is located at 40-year history of service to low-income, David Wright
cotton candy. 3452 Arbor Hill Road, Can- working families and their young children, Account Executive
“When I moved to At- ton. Guests are invited to set providing high quality childcare and pre- email@example.com
lanta from Los Angeles re- aside their black tie attire for school education that is affordable for all fam-
cently, I never expected to the evening and put on their ilies in the local community. By offering these Patty Conway
find a new passion so jeans and boots to enjoy the services, CDA enables deserving children to Account Executive
quickly, but I am delighted party. Doors open at 5 p.m. build a foundation upon which to build firstname.lastname@example.org
to have discovered the with the Derby post time at 6 promising futures and supports their parents’
Child Development Asso- p.m. and dinner at 7. Tickets efforts to successfully seek and maintain em- Editorial & Creative
ciation,” said Sean O’Keefe, are $150 per person, and ployment while nurturing healthy families. Tripp Liles
who donated his services. sponsorship packages are still For more information, visit Editor &
“The gift of education to a available. www.CDAkids.org. Creative Director
Roswell Welcomes North Fulton Golden Games Holcomb
Bridge Ann Marie Quill
The 16th annual North Fulton Golden Games will run through May 20. This Managing Editor
event is open to area adults, ages 50+, who are invited to participate in all of Student email@example.com
the fun-filled games. The registration fee is $12. Wins State
The Games were scheduled to start on April 28 with a scramble golf tourna- Science Fair Contributing Writers
ment at Horseshoe Bend Country Club. Other highlights include a dance com- Dorothy Can- Kate Copsey
petition and exposition on May 7 at 7 p.m. at the Roswell Adult Recreation nella, a Hol- Laura G. Thome
Center (RARC) located at Grimes Bridge Park, 830 Grimes Bridge Road. comb Bridge Helen Kelley
Dance-offs will include the Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Cha-Cha and Swing. Middle School Michael Finch
The Games will kick off the opening day of events on May 5 with check-in at eighth-grader,
9 a.m. and an opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at RARC. Track and field events won first place Our Mission:
will begin after the opening ceremony. Events include a one-mile walk, half- in the Medi-
The Roswell Current aspires to communicate
community news that’s useful, engaging,
mile walk, Frisbee throw, softball throw, horseshoe toss, discus and shot put cine and enjoyable and unique. We strive to reflect
the full range of what Roswell has to offer,
throw, football throw and clock golf. The second annual Wii video game bowl- Health cate- also advocating positions that strengthen
unity and continuity. We desire to create
ing tournament will also be held. gory at UGA’s and maintain a challenging, enjoyable and
caring work environment that encourages
The Golden Games awards luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 20, at 62nd annual creativity and innovation. Our rewards are
informed, educated readers, very satisfied
10 a.m. at the Dorothy C. Benson Multipurpose Complex, 6500 Vernon Woods Science and advertisers, happy employees and profitable
Drive, Sandy Springs. Participants are entitled to a Golden Games T-shirt, Engineering
The Roswell Current is published monthly.
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4 Business May
Runnin’ Down A Dream
By Tripp Liles me then that I’d still be doing this ing into a new expanded facility soon,
Editor today, I’d say ‘no,’ ” said Amedee on he has recently taken on the role of
his initial foray into sports fitness. track coach at Fellowship Christian
Julian Amedee is all about learning. In 2001 he retired from profes- School. He’s in his second year as
He is originally from Long Island, sional track and he founded Sports coach and describes the experience as
New York where he began running Fitness Experience (SFX) as a way to both rewarding and challenging. “I
track in high school. His track career train athletes. In 2007 he opened the enjoy working with youth. It’s like a
would take him to Georgia Tech, SFX facility in Roswell and today it’s a raw canvas,” he said.
where he won numerous honors in- thriving business. SFX specializes in At Fellowship the challenge for
cluding three All-American awards. the use of high intensity, ground- Amedee is creating a culture where
Originally, Amedee looked at Georgia based strength exercises for both track takes on more than a secondary
Tech because of the academics — his “pros” and “joes.” His clients range role and growing the program. “It’s
major was Industrial Engineering — from the typical suburban “soccer frustrating and rewarding,” he said in
but later as a walk-on he earned a full mom” to former Atlanta Brave An- reference to the sport that is viewed
scholarship for his athletic abilities. druw Jones. as an activity more than sport at the
Upon graduation in 1994, he em- Amedee describes the role of an school. “I’m in the process of chang-
barked on a successful career on the athletic trainer as someone who de- ing that culture. I want to have suc-
professional track circuit. In 1995, mands accountability. “At first I cess at Fellowship.” Julian Amedee in motion at his SFX facility.
however, he suffered a hamstring pull couldn’t understand how people could Amedee’s days as a business owner model will be larger with an addi-
that led to a lengthy rehabilitation get a trainer.” He remembers going are long. They typically begin around tional 3,000 square feet of space, but
process. back to his lengthy layoff from injury. 6 a.m. and can continue well into the at this time there are no plans to ex-
It was during this layoff that he He continued with “accountability is evening. As the business of SFX pand beyond the Roswell location.
began to contemplate his future with- big. Trainers hold you accountable. grows into its new facility that will be Beyond his endeavors on the track
out athletics. In 1996, to supplement Keep you moving and motivated.” located behind the Mellow Mushroom and in business, he is married to his
his track career, he began working at And motivated he is. Not to rest on on Crossville, Amedee is keen to keep wife Crystal and they have a 3-year-
SportsLife in Marietta. “If you said to a successful business that will be mov- a hands-on approach. The business old daughter named Alyssia.
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May Community 5
A Dog Day Afternoon
Willow Springs subdivision in Roswell recently hosted
a fundraiser for Southern Hope’s no-kill animal shelter,
which re-homes thousands of dogs and cats every year.
Residents showed up at the neighborhood’s park along
with their furry friends to help support less fortunate
pets. The event included a walk for Southern Hope in
which residents walked their dogs and made donations, a
“yappy hour” doggie playtime for the neighborhood dogs,
and raffles, silent auctions and vendors. Also on hand
were a few hopeful faces from the shelter.
Joey Pioutek and Toto (top); Taylor Carstarphen and
Clair Owens with Maggie (left); Kirby and Sandy Lashley
with their dog Ricky, a Southern Hope adoptee (above).
6 Community May
Hero Of The Highway
By Mike Finch destined to be there as quickly as pos-
Contributing Writer sible. The fact that my mother-in-law
was in the backseat and this was my
Speed limits are usually set to im- fourth Diet Coke had nothing to do
prove the safety and well-being of with this sense of urgency — I’m just
motoring citizens. I consider myself very goal oriented and the goal was to
somewhat of an expert on this topic get home, now! Without warning the
due to the thousands of miles I have lane I was traveling in suddenly hit a
covered over the last 20 years as a virtual stall. Cars ahead began shift-
sales representative. In fact, due to ing from lane to lane to avoid the
my extensive driving experience, I am slowdown, but to no avail. I surveyed
confident that I merely need to show the situation from my lofty SUV driv-
my “sales professional” ID card to any ing position and spotted the root
attending law enforcement officer and cause — an “anti-speeder.” Correc-
he/she will undoubtedly understand tion, not just one “anti-speeder,” but
my level of expert- two, had taken side-by-side positions
ise and send me and were motoring down Highway 92
on my way apolo- like a Nascar pace lap. The problem?
gizing for any in- They were doing 38 miles an hour in
convenience. a 45 MPH zone! Classic “anti-speed-
My wife does ing” at its worse. Where was law-en-
not share this forcement when they were so
same conviction obviously needed?
and therefore has As my palms began to sweat and
taken the role of my face began to flush, the number of
MISCELLANEOUS on-board law-en- cars in-between the perpetrators and
RAMBLINGS forcement. For myself began to dissipate, placing me
MIKE FINCH this reason I pre- directly behind these perilous drivers.
fer to drive alone. Without complete mental awareness
Obviously, I am not condoning speed- (probably due to my extensive experi-
ing. It is unlawful and unsafe and ence and cat-like reflexes) my right
should not be taken lightly by those hand moved from the steering hub
outside of professional racing. and engaged the horn blowing mech-
My purpose here is not to discuss anism multiple times. Simultane-
the dangers of speeding, but instead ously, I began explaining to these
to expose another danger lurking on drivers that the speed limit was well
our roadways: the “anti-speeder.” You above their current rate of motor ve-
won’t find this defined in Webster or hicle operation. Well above! Merci-
Wikipedia, but if you are a regular fully, they must have heard my alarm
driver you know of whom I speak. as they both exited the roadway at
They can be found as easily on an precisely the same time. A successful
eight-lane interstate as a two-lane intervention and a clear lane ahead
country road wreaking havoc on both returned the smile to my face and un-
equally. Most often the cause of this doubtedly the faces of my passengers.
“anti-speeding” falls into one of sev- Surely they recognized the severity of
eral categories: inexperience, age, the situation and would revel in my
technological distraction or exceeded freshly demonstrated capabilities.
load limits (inside or outside of the Their wide-eyes and speechless ex-
vehicle). Intervention is sometimes pressions, however, told me other-
mandated. wise. My mother-in-law summed it
Recently on my return trip home up succinctly by telling my wife, “He
from a middle-school sporting event, needs a job, he’s crazy!” I managed to
my interventional duties were called make the rest of the trip home with-
into action. I wasn’t really in a hurry out incident, another misunderstood
that afternoon, but I also wasn’t really hero of the highway.
interested in taking my time either.
For me it’s not about the journey — Mike Finch can be reached at miscel-
it’s about the destination and I was firstname.lastname@example.org.
May Dining 7
Do Y’all Relish
A Fickle Pickle?
By Tripp Liles The noted dish is, of course, the
Editor Fried Cajun Pickle. Beyond the fa-
mous pickle, the menu offers a variety
“Ultra-fine dining is dead.” Those of sandwiches for lunch and dinner
are the words of local restaurateur entrée’s highlighted by my personal
Andy Badgett in describing the cur- favorite, the Cheddar Biscuit Pot Pie.
rent local trend in dining. Badgett re- With the Fickle Pickle gaining suc-
cently open a new venture call All cess, Badgett was encouraged to open
Y’alls, a wine and gourmet market lo- a new restaurant, Relish, by his fa-
cated next to his restaurant Relish in ther-in-law, who owned the property
Historic Roswell. He also owns The on which it is now located in Historic
Fickle Pickle on Canton Street that Roswell. “It’s been the most challeng-
was the previous home to his initial ing thing I’ve done,” said Badgett.
“fine dining” restaurant Asher. Relish is a slightly more sophisti-
His restaurants are now staples in cated experience that specializes in
the community, and although he de- contemporary cuisine. The restaurant
scribes himself as “a Connecticut Yan- has a patio that has been a big hit
kee,” he’s more than happy to be with patrons and offers lunch, dinner
living and working in Roswell. and a Sunday brunch. Badgett mir-
Asher, located on Canton Street, rors what most business owners are
was his first foray into the restaurant saying about the Roswell economy in
business. It was an initial success but that it is on the upswing. So much so
after the economic downturn follow- that he’s further investing in the local
ing 9/11 he noticed that in order to economy with the aforementioned All
gain a more successful business Y’alls Market.
model, something more down to 2010 is shaping up economically
earth was required. Thus, The Fickle speaking as a much better year than
Pickle was born in the fall of 2003. 2009. With his latest venture, Badgett
The Fickle Pickle menu is best de- now employees over 50 people, mak-
scribed as offering Southern classics ing a significant contribution to the
with a culinary twist. It does a strong local economy.
lunch business buoyed by what Bad-
gett describes as “the ladies at lunch.”
Just a couple of the delicious offerings from the imagination
of Andy Badgett.
Photos by Dan Carmody of Studio 7 in Roswell.
8 Home May
Introducing Organic Prints to Your Palette
By Laura Green Thome limited at best in their application to It is of the utmost significance acidity for your home. If you have
Contributing Writer each consumer — that is why there when balancing color intensity with the panache to carry it you have the
are so many options to suit each in- crisp definition to use natural fibers talent to put together the proper art
Sophistication is used often, but is dividual best. and nubby woven textiles in combi- and accessories.
rarely well-defined. Most of us live a Let’s start with one of my favorite nation to form a wonderful warm On the subject of panache, I ab-
cluttered life and an overwhelmingly color teams. Experts forecasted color palette. While using solids, intro- solutely love pistachios. Are they re-
distracted exis- this year as being vivacious, fun-lov- duce a few organic linen prints or to- lated? Of course not! But it did
tence. Simply ing and lively for the season. If you bacco leaf prints as a focal point on a remind me that my favorite guest
defining your are ready to paint your living room, settee or as a drapery panel. Many room I have ever worked on was the
style and color try Farrow & Ball’s Arsenic in a pale times I use a tobacco leaf print color of a pale pistachio ice cream,
palette along room full of neutral furniture, have coated in vinyl as a powder room and we used it in combination with
with a little or a it mixed in a satin finish and try wallpaper. This adds an element of ivory lacquer on the bed and
lot of spring three coats with a glossy glaze on both confidence and comfort — or- ivory/taupe subtle strie on the drap-
cleaning will help top. The resulting color intensity will ganic patterns are so important in ery panels. The bedside table was an
you incorporate a evoke a fresh invigorating feeling as adding that touch of personality, antique primitive American piece
more sophisti- you pass through and enjoy evenings whether light and airy or stunning done in a walnut. It was so simple
INTERIOR DESIGN cated approach to at home during the coming months. and contrasting. Go ahead and in- but just called you to have a mint
LAURA GREEN THOME
day-to-day life. In the fall, try adding a few indigo- troduce a few patterns to your julep and unwind after a long day.
Many of you have colored throws around and adding a palette. For that color try: Pantone Paints,
written in and re- chunky hound’s tooth fabric on a few If you are wanting a bright and Luminary Green 12-0525.
quested actual color recommenda- ottomans with dark architectural cheery sunroom or breakfast room According to Devoe Paints Color
tions. So here we go, but keep in legs. Also introduce a few dark in- after this year’s long, cold winter, try Psychology: “If green is your favorite
mind hours upon hours are spent by digo lamps with chocolate card Farrow & Ball’s Citron in half- color, this indicates stability, balance
designers in color theory classes and shades for another layer of richness. strength formula. The color will in- and persistence. Organization is fun-
studying color, hues, shades and You will want to drink this color up tensify in large areas so make certain
tones. So my recommendations are all year long! with a sample pot that you like its Continued on page 9
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Dear Designer Do you have a
Dear Designer: lected as laura@theroswellcurrent
We are having a difficult time decid- I have with your
ing if we can afford a designer or not. traveled Dear Designer
It is intimidating to even think of or picked questions.
where to start. What are your up things at
thoughts? various markets.
Katherine H., Atlanta How do I pull it together and add
photographs from my travels to deco-
Dear Katherine: rate the walls? Angela, Marietta
You are not alone in wondering if you
can afford a designer — most people Dear Angela:
are hesitant. Designers work in a I love using pieces that have been col-
large variety of ways and most of lected over time and photographs
them will be somewhat from your travels. The
flexible to meet your Special Note: May is
best way to pull them to-
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at a good place. What most people look together. I recently used a won-
don’t realize is designers often pur- derful dove gray linen mat with a
chase at wholesale and discounted chunky egg-and-dart frame to high-
cost, passing savings on to their light an old French watercolor from
clients. My advice is talk to several Paris in the 1940s — the color added
local or regional designers if you are to the patina of the pieces and really
interested in their work or ask around transformed the project.
for referrals. Once you have set up a When choosing photographs to use as
few meetings and consulted with each wall pieces, make sure to choose a
designer or decorator you are consid- classic shot and one with artistic an-
ering, go with your gut instinct. Make gles. This adds to the intrigue and en-
sure your personalities get along well. sures that the piece does not go flat on
It can be a lasting relationship with a your wall. I love using sepia or black
designer as you move and have and white tones to further keep the
changes in your needs. Thanks for look classic. Subtle color or really in-
writing in! tense color works for a special piece at
Laura the end of a hall or corridor space.
Also steer clear of cliché type photo-
Dear Designer: graphs that really are not interesting
My collection of art is minimal and enough to catch your eye. Great luck
does not reflect any sort of direction; as you pull your collection together.
most are pieces I have just sort of col- Laura
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10 Gardening May
Spring Is For Markets
By Kate Copsey
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$ & side Farmers Market is due to open
on Saturday, May 15, at City Hall.
Previously the market was held on
the parking lot of Riverside Park,
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For those who shopped the farm-
ers market before, you know that the Garden writer Kate Copsey displays fresh strawberries at
vegetables and fruit are still the the Master Gardener Faire at Bulloch Hall.
main attraction, but events such
vegetable carvings, chili cook-offs and generally contain more nutri-
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that the freshness of the produce all be certified organic, but most will
and the variety is what makes shop- happily tell you that they do not use
ping at the market a healthy experi- chemicals on their crops and they
ence, too. grow in tune with nature.
A typical tomato in the local Another advantage of farmers
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derripe, in California; transported to vendors, and they will tell you about
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express lunch So put the date on your calendar
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toes, and shipped again to a regional tion to experience Roswell’s Farmers
depot. It is then gassed to make it Market.
evenly red before shipping to A new farmers market is debuting
weekend multi course this year every Thursday evening be-
Roswell and put onto the display
lunch bu et shelf. This whole process takes about ginning May 13-Oct. 28. The Green
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The mild weather has finally ar-
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The Roswell Junior Woman’s Club,
along with the Roswell Convention &
Visitors’ Bureau, will continue a 20-
year tradition Mother’s Day weekend,
May 8 and 9, with its Colors Festival
of the Arts.
Not only is the event a juried arts
show with more than 100 artists from
throughout the Southeast participat-
Adam Komesar and his Inflatable Zoo entertains chil-
ing, but it also promises to be a fam-
dren at the Colors Festival nearly every year with his
ily-friendly event that children can
balloon animals and storytelling.
enjoy with their mothers on this spe-
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have kids, so we wanted something For more information on the festi-
people could do as a family,” Keys val and the club, visit www.roswellju-
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What Is Nixle, And Why Should You Sign Up?
By Ann Marie Quill you are away from your home com-
Managing Editor puter or TV and there is an emer- # ", +$ $ &')
gency road closure or severe weather
You’ve probably seen City of approaching, Brechbill explained. It’s
Roswell ads for Nixle in local papers, also customized so that messages can
including this one. But what is it and only go to residents impacted. “Say
why should you care? there’s a gas leak in a certain neigh-
According to Julie Brechbill, the borhood. We can send it just to that
city’s community relations manager, neighborhood.” She said that since
Nixle is an emergency notification the city started this service earlier this
system for residents, similar to a re- year, some 600 people have signed
verse 911 system. up, but they are hoping for more.
When residents sign up, they have The city decided to go with this
several options. They can receive service after looking into a reverse 911
alerts either by cell phone text or e- system that would cost $25,000.
mail notifications or both. The service When the city found out about Nixle, "& ' )) +, %(+ ""
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12 Events May
Roswell Remembers - Memorial Day
The Roswell Memorial Day cere-
mony was established in 1998 follow-
ing the construction of the Faces of
War memorial on the grounds of the
Roswell City Hall complex. The
founders of the memorial wanted to
honor those courageous men and
women for the commitment they
made in protecting the freedom we
enjoy today. Tom Price, a Rotarian
with the Roswell Rotary Club, had a Congressman Tom Price at last year’s ceremony.
desire to create an annual event at the
memorial site, which would incorpo- ceremony draws in excess of 6,000
rate the holiday, families and commu- people, making it the largest Memo-
nity into one great day of rial Day ceremony in Georgia. In
remembrance. 2001, the ceremony was named
The Rotary Club of Roswell and Roswell Remembers.
the Rotary Club of Roswell East This years event is on May 31 and
teamed up with the City of Roswell to is held at the City Hall complex.
make Price’s dream a reality. The The event is sponsored by The City
Roswell Memorial Day Committee of Roswell, Roswell Rotary Club and
was incorporated, comprised of mem- the City of Roswell Parks and Recre-
bers from both Rotary Clubs and the ation Department.
City of Roswell. For more information visit
Today, the Roswell Memorial Day www.roswellmemorialday.com
Roswell Rotary Honor Air
On Wednesday, April 14, three busloads of WWII Veterans and their
'' '( '" && guardians, Roswell Police and Vietnam motorcycle honor guard, departed
Roswell for the Atlanta airport and their charter flight to Washington D.C. The
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May Events 13
May 1 May 13 artwork from local artists ing available) At Herb Shoppe of Roswell and
Rain Barrel Sale Performance Saturday, May 15, 2010, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm , Wellness Center 1030 Woodstock Rd. Ste 3104
One day only rain barrel and compost bin truck- The Atlanta Academy performance of Seussical Alexsander Academy, 1090 Powers Place, Al- Roswell, 30075, 770.594.0047 Reserve your
load sale. It takes place from 9 am – 3 pm at the Jr. will be held on Thursday, May 13th at 6pm and pharetta, GA 30009, $5.00 entry fee, includes seat today...seats limited! Bring a friend.
Alpharetta Engineering Public Works Depart- Sunday, May 15th at 3pm. The performance will dinner, dessert and coffee and a chance to win
ment located at 1790 Hembree Road in Al- be held on 2000 Holcomb Woods Parkway, door prizes. Raffle tickets are available for $10.00 May 22
pharetta. For more information call Roswell 30076 at The Atlanta Academy Audito- each or 3 for $25.00. Grand prize is 4 tickets to Jazz Concert
678-297-6200 or 770-594-6451. To learn more rium. Tickets are available to the public for $2 stu- Walt Disney World! You do NOT have to be pres- Parc Alpharetta presents and Evening of Poolside
about the products visit www.earthmachine.com dents and $5 adults and will be sold at the door. ent to win! For more information: www.kidart.org Jazz and Hors d’oeuvers on May 22 6-8 pm. Ex-
or www.systern.com. Alexsander Academy is a new school, just in our perience the Parc lifestyle at Alpharetta’s only, ac-
second year of operation. We serve children with tive adult community. The event is free and open
Thru May 15 autism, learning disabilities, ADHD and other
May 3-29 Art Show to the public. Please RSVP by calling 770-246-
neurological issues. All proceeds from our 9011.
Art Opening Resident Artist Show, Art Center West, 1355 fundraising events go directly towards our stu-
Opening May 3rd Magnolias on Magnolia Street Woodstock Road, Roswell, April 19- May 15, dents and help us continue to provide an individu-
-- 32 Fine Art and Mixed Media Photographs by Opening Reception May 1, 7-9pm ally focused, safe and academically challenging June 5
Hazel Berger at the Roswell Tea House 108 Mag- The resident artists at Art Center West this year program to all of our students. 5K Race
nolia Street in Roswell. Meet the Artist Friday, have proven to be the most driven, self-directed Please Join us for the RIVER RUN FOR HOPE
May 7th from 12 – 2 PM. www.hazelberger.com and talented group to date. This year’s show high- 5K Fun Run on Saturday, JUNE 5th at St. Andrew
On view through May 29th. Roswell Tea House lights the work of Magda Gluszek, Connor May 14th
Catholic Church, 675 Riverside Road, Roswell,
phone 770-643-5813 McKissack and Beau Raymond. The exhibition Concert
GA 30075. All proceeds will support HELPING
will include an array of figurative as well as many America’s Heartland 8:00 PM, America’s HANDS Medical Missionaries in providing med-
well crafted functional forms created over the Heartland – Folk Songs of our Land, pre- ical care, hope and spiritual support to people in
May 5 course of the past year. Join us for the opening re- sented by Michael O’Neal Singers at rural areas of Africa. The 5K (3.1 miles) race be-
Sweet Apple Village ception in honor of these artists on May 1 from 7-
Sweet Apple Village “Night Out” is May 5 6-9 pm. Roswell United Methodist Church. 8 P.M.; gins and ends at St. Andrew Catholic Church
9pm. For additional information, contact: A.J. 770-594-7974 or www.mosingers.com along a scenic river course. Water will be avail-
There will be live music, festivities and fun for the Argentina, Director firstname.lastname@example.org
whole family. Sweet Apple Village is located at able at start, on the course, and at the finish. $20
770-641-3990 Registration prior to Race Day, $25 Race Day
12050 Etris Road in Roswell. May 15
Registration. Visit and register at www.active.com
Aromatherapy Oil Free Class
May 15 In person day of race. Contact Info: Alex Kucera
GO GREEN! May 15th, at 10 am Lectured by:
Alexsander Academy Fundraiser 770-853-3993
Victoria Edge CPC, Mom and Essential Oil Au-
Art show and sale. Student’s artwork, as well as
thor of Health Stategy: Essential Oils ( Book sign-
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Earth Day At High Meadows Photos by Trish O'Neill
Andrew Michael, Chris Robie, environmen-
Delaney Williams busy gardening.
tal education specialist at High Meadows
Eleanor Rocha gets her hands dirty. School, and Ted Prenares, Trout Unlimited-
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May Summer Camps 15
Day Summer Camps Offer Many Advantages
By Anatoli Farquhar brought together in the best one-day work.”
Contributing Writer programs. Being a traditional part of The Roswell area has many options
the summer camp experience, the available that will appeal to interests
The American Camp Association outdoor aspect should not be neg- of all children. Listed on these pages
reports that over 10 million children lected in any summer time program. are some of the more unique facilities
attend summer camps annually. There are even financial advan- in the area:
Children from all over America are tages to summer camps. When you Crabapple Academy has an inter-
getting interested in summer day send your child to day camp for the esting “Reel” adventures camp that
camps instead of long summer summer, it is considered a depend- ties hands-on activities to classic
camps. In a supervised manner, the kindergarten an option of part-day ent-care expense. Children must be movies. Roswell Budokan opens a
summer day camps facilitate your schedules if needed. under the age of 13 in order to qualify door to Eastern cultures coupled with
children to be active and enjoy them- The children are provided with a and overnight camps are not eligible, fitness routines. If outdoor activities
selves in a day. It gives a nice experi- great learning experience with lots of as the IRS considers them a luxury are for your children, both the At-
ence for both child and parents to fun and enjoyment in summer day rather than a necessity. The size of the lanta Junior Rowing Association
have such opportunity. camps. In such summer day camps benefit depends upon the parents’ in- and The Swing Factory combine
There is a tendency in children to the programs that are designed are come, but depending on your family’s summer weather with enriching
play and explore more especially in intended to be challenging as well as income, you can claim up to $3,000 sports themes. If dance is something
summer. Overnight camp options can stimulating, and many of them insist for one child and up to $6,000 for your child craves, the Footnotes
be out of your budget. In this case, the on being practical with a real-life ap- two or more. Dance and Acrobatics Studio is the
summer day camp option can be a plication. Such examples comprise According to Roswell CPA Tom place with a multitude of programs
great substitute. building model bridges and under- Bowen, “The credit is designed to for kids and adults of all ages. Last
Many summer day camps are di- standing some of the underlying con- help offset the cost of a qualifying but not least is Infant Aquatics, a
vided into three groups. The kinder- cepts. child’s care where that care allows a unique swimming program designed
garten group, grades 1-2 and grades A range of subject matters such as person (and their spouse if filing for children 6 months through 6
3-5. This breakdown allows for a logi- science, art and the outdoors will be jointly) to either work or look for years.
cal grouping and also gives the
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What Is Fibromyalgia?
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You have trouble sleeping and are
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million Americans with fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is an arthritis-related
condition that causes chronic wide-
spread pain in the muscles, as well as drugs, including aspirin, ibuprofen or
fatigue and tenderness. The muscles naproxen sodium, to help ease muscle
most often affected by fibromyalgia aches when taken with other medica-
are in the neck, shoulders, lower back tions.
and buttocks. The cause of fibromyal- • Low doses of antidepressants to
gia is unknown and there is no cure, stop pain and promote sleep.
but it is not life-threatening. The con- • Short-term use of muscle relax-
dition can be aggravated by stress and ants to help treat muscle pain and
"%* !$ / % ) / '+!&# $* / %-) anxiety, weather changes or loud spasms.
, %($ *% !. noises. Treatment and self-care can • The anti-seizure medication pre-
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completely disappear. istration to treat fibromyalgia.)
Approximately 80 percent of peo- In addition to taking medications
ple affected by fibromyalgia are as prescribed by your doctor, there are
women, although men and children several other ways to minimize the
also can have fibromyalgia. The con- painful effects of fibromyalgia:
dition usually is diagnosed between • Regular exercise is one of the
the ages of 35 and 55. People with most effective ways to decrease symp-
rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or spinal toms. Recommended low-impact ex-
arthritis are more likely to develop fi- ercises include walking, swimming or
bromyalgia, as are those who have a biking.
family member with the condition. It • Get enough sleep by practicing
is important to see a doctor if you ex- good sleep habits. Buy a comfortable
perience fatigue and general aches mattress, go to bed and get up at the
and pains that last more than several same time each day, and limit daily
months because symptoms of fi- naps.
bromyalgia can mimic other diseases, • Eat a healthy, balanced diet and
such as hypothyroidism or multiple avoid caffeine, alcoholic beverages
sclerosis. In general, fibromyalgia and candy.
may be diagnosed after other diseases • Stop smoking.
with similar symptoms are elimi- • Reduce stress and take time to
nated. relax. Pace yourself and don’t try to do
Treatment for fibromyalgia focuses too much in one day.
on minimizing symptoms and im- If you have fibromyalgia, it is im-
proving overall health. Numerous portant to remember that you are not
medications are available, including: alone. Talk with your doctor about
• Analgesics, such as over-the- your symptoms and develop a treat-
counter acetaminophen or prescrip- ment plan customized for your needs.
tion tramadol, to help relieve pain For more information about fi-
and stiffness. bromyalgia, visit the Arthritis Foun-
• Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory dation website at www.arthritis.org.
May Health & Wellness 17
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patient thor- stress, traumatic events like a car ac-
oughly, and per- cident, menopause, viral infections,
forming specific changing weather patterns and poor
tests to create a sleep hygiene. Women who have a
differential diag- family member with fibromyalgia
nosis. This is a are more likely to develop this condi-
HEALTH & WELLNESS fancy term to in- tion, an implication that both hered-
TERENCE dicate the list of itary and environmental factors play
MORACZEWSKI, MD possibilities for a role in its pathogenesis.
what might be What makes fibromyalgia so diffi-
wrong. Physicians use symptoms and cult to diagnosis is the observation
signs of disease to develop this para- that the overwhelming symptoms of
digm. Symptoms are problems the insidious pain do not match the
patient describes, like a cough or
sore throat. Signs are indicators the
physician observes, like enlarged Signs are indicators the
tonsils or an infiltrate on a chest X-
ray. When symptoms and signs
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painful state called fibromyalgia.
wrong. There is no single test to con-
firm fibromyalgia. Laboratory tests
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neurons of the brain. Fibromyalgia is specific pressure points have been
not a simple diagnosis. In fact, this identified on the neck, shoulders,
confounding constellation of com- back, hips, arms and legs. This cre-
plaints was only given a formal med- ates the impression that the patient fibromyalgia have now been refined. life-threatening. The good news is
ical designation some 20 years ago. may be exaggerating physical dis- Still, most physicians perceive fi- that most people have productive
Today, researchers recognize fi- tress for secondary gain as attention- bromyalgia as a diagnosis of exclu- lives despite periodic setbacks.
bromyalgia as linked to a distur- seeking, desiring prescribed sion, first ruling out serious
bance of neurotransmitters. medication, or even malingering to conditions like hypothyroidism, Dr. Terence Moraczewski is a fam-
Fibromyalgia is a perplexing mus- avoid responsibility at home or work. rheumatoid arthritis or multiple ily practice physician with North At-
culoskeletal disorder that causes In the past, doctors viewed the dra- sclerosis. Once diagnosis is pre- lanta Primary Care. His office is
pervasive pains all over the body. It matic presentation of pain and pro- sumed, the next step is various treat- located on Old Milton Parkway in
is associated with joint stiffness, found fatigue as a psychosomatic ment options. That is a whole Alpharetta. To contact Dr.
muscle aches, fatigue, disturbed variant of depression or anxiety. separate discussion in itself. There is Moraczewski, call 770-442-1911.
sleep, mood disorder and headaches. Fortunately, the criteria to define no cure for fibromyalgia but it is not
18 Parenting May
Doulas: A Natural Birth Experience
By Kate Copsey and a natural birth experience. Dur- medications are used and the ramifi-
Contributing Writer ing the entire process the health of cations of that drug on your labor
the baby relies on the mother being and baby.
A Doula can make your pregnancy able to relax and be in good physical Your doula will also be with you at
and delivery go more smoothly. as well as emotional shape. the hospital to give you support.
Having a baby is a wonderful When a baby is born without med- Laflamme says that she “cannot talk
event for a couple, yet the journey ications being used, the overall labor to the staff,” but that your doula will
from finding out about the preg- time can be shortened dramatically be by your side for the whole time.
nancy to the actual delivery can be a and the experience is more positive Doctors, nurses and midwives have
time of emotional turmoil as well as for the new parents. This also makes more than one person to look after,
confusing ideas. Books and the in- it possible to save money, which is and in most hospitals you get who is
ternet can help, but sometimes it’s why some insurance companies have on shift at the time. You may even
better to have someone there who been persuaded to cover at least change nurses halfway through your
can calm you and help you through some of the cost of the service. labor if you happen to be there when at the hospital with a doula in tow,
the conflicting information about A doula is not a midwife or doctor the shift changes. With the doula and some are reluctant to cooperate.
what is good for you and your baby. and you will still attend your normal you will have a trusted person there In North Fulton it seems that North-
This is where a doula can be useful. prenatal appointments with your throughout the whole labor experi- side Hospital is more reticent than
A doula, literally translated as a primary caretaker. The doula will ence and she will only be looking North Fulton Hospital to accept the
“woman’s servant,” is a trusted child- augment that service by teaching after your interests. help of the service, but your doula
birth aid who can help you through you relaxation techniques and edu- Laflamme has been a doula for will be happy to help you decide
those trying months and be by your cating you about your options when four years and has helped 130 new- where to deliver.
side when you are at the height of planning the birth. Making a plan borns into the world. She is a mem- Being a doula is not all fun and
discomfort. Nadine Laflamme is a ahead of time about whether you ber of, and taken numerous courses games. Laflamme describes the serv-
doula who enjoys helping women want pain intervention, and when, with, DONA (Doulas of North ice as “very draining, both physically
cope with the stresses of pregnancy allows you to fully understand what America) and CAPPA (Childbirth and emotionally, to be there 100 per-
and Postpartum Professional Associ- cent of the time.” She cannot take
ation). Although a trained doula can vacations easily as her charges may
tell how far along a labor is by work- go into labor at any time, and relies
ing with the women, oftentimes traf- on the help of a supportive family to
fic in Atlanta backs up, and in one make this important business work
instance she had to deliver a new- for everyone.
born just off Exit 13 on the infamous If you would like to find a doula
Highway 400! for your important event, Nadine
Of course, not all hospitals appre- Laflamme can be found at
ciate their women in labor arriving www.bearingtogether.com.
Esther Jackson students and staff members donated $185 to participate in
“Flip Flop Friday” for Esther Jackson’s Relay for Life Team, which brings the
school’s teams total to just under $5,000. This year’s Relay is especially mean-
ingful to EJ students and staff members because one of their own teachers is
currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
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May Senior Living 19
Getting Yourself And The
By Anatoli Farquhar
With the 40th anniversary of Earth
Day having just passed, this is a good
time to remind us that being eco-
friendly isn’t just for tree-hugging
granola-eaters anymore. Most of us
now understand how important it is
to do our part to make the earth a phate detergents to launder your
better, cleaner place to live. Combin- workout gear.
ing that philosophy with your own
health is an important key. Did you Recycle
know that by getting healthy you Rather than tossing old sneakers
could also improve our planet’s into the trash at the end of their lifes-
health? Here’s how: pan, send them to a recycling center.
Nike Stores, as well as participating
Hoof It partner retail stores, athletic clubs,
Leave your car in the garage for schools and colleges, all collect athletic
short trips. Driving just two miles shoes of any brand as part of their
spews out one kilogram of air choking Reuse-A-Shoe program; they also part-
carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. ner with the National Recycling Coali-
Walking the same distance instead tion to increase recycling efforts in
uses 150 calories and adds no carbon communities across the country.
to the atmosphere. And obviously,
walking more will help supplement Lose Weight
your other exercise efforts making it Dropping a pants size is not only one
easier for you to get fit and keep your of the best things you can do for your
weight under control. Becci Johnson, personal health, it’s also one of the
fitness coach at Parc Alpharetta, en- most effective ways to help stop global
courages residents to walk to near-by warming and the overuse of precious
destinations when feasible. “We have resources. Experts estimate that over-
a guided walking club where, as a weight individuals eat about 40 per-
group, we will go outside and walk to cent more calories than their lean
the amphitheater (Verizon Wireless) counterparts. Since food production
or nearby walking trails,” said John- accounts for over 20 percent of green-
son. house gas emissions, a heavy popula-
tion uses a significantly heftier carbon
Be Conscious footprint than a thin one. Fats, red
Clean up wasteful workout habits. meat, and refined sugars, which tend to
Rather than guzzling bottled water, dominate the unhealthiest of Western
carry a reusable water bottle and fill diets, are particularly carbon offensive.
it with tap water to reduce the Greater food consumption also means
amount of non-recyclable plastic more organic waste, which produces
bottles clogging landfills and to help the pollutant methane as it decom-
mitigate the pollution generated by poses.
bottling and transporting the water An overall plan is important before
from far away places. (Bottled water starting any exercise program and you
can cost up to 1000 percent more should always consult your physician
than tap water, so this tip helps keep before beginning. At Parc Alpharetta,
your wallet in good shape, too.) the area’s premier senior living facility,
Other planet-saving fitness practices they encourage a healthy lifestyle with
to cultivate: Use fewer towels, con- seminars and fitness programs. Ac-
serve batteries, reuse plastic bags to cording to Johnson, “We focus on a
carry laundry, and use low phos- program to help in everyday life.”
20 Community May
It is important to note that the items listed here are just a few of the activites and
events planned for Go Wild In Roswell. For complete information, visit
www.visitroswellga.com or www.chattnaturecenter.org
PRE-FESTIVAL KICK-OFF EVENTS companies. He was chosen by Athos Menaboni to re- ciation and the Chattahoochee Nature Center.This ju- admission for non-Roswell residents; CNC Members
May 15, 7:30 – 11 P.M. store his works at the Swan House and later restored the ried photography exhibition is open to the public and free; Roswell residents free.
“Rockin’ At The River” Menaboni room at Glenridge Hall. His artwork is in pri- cash prizes will be presented. Exhibition will be dis-
Sponsored by the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Board vate and corporate collections world-wide. Michael is played at the Chattahoochee Nature Center and other Riverside Sounds Concert at Riverside
of Trustees and Honorary Chairs, Judie B. Raiford and also a world-class archer and won the gold for the Geor- Roswell locations during the duration of GO WILD in Park, June 5 (Saturday) 7:30 P.M.
Mayor Jere Wood. gia State Games in Sporting Clays. In his effort to sup- Roswell. Photographs will be available for purchase. In- Another exciting outdoor concert as music enthusiasts
You are invited to enjoy a starlit evening at the river! port conservation efforts, a portion of his sales from cluded in general admission price and free for CNC gather along the banks of the Chattahoochee River to
Local restaurants will provide delicious food and drink this exhibit will beneﬁt the Chattahoochee Nature Cen- members. Portions of the exhibit will be accessible in enjoy music in the great out-of-doors. Free and open to
as live music ﬁlls the air for this southern music show- ter. the following locations, free of charge: Best Western the public. 770-641-3705.
case which will beneﬁt the Chattahoochee Nature Cen- Roswell Suites, 907 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Brookwood
ter. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling International Acclaimed Wildlife Artist Inn, 9995 Old Dogwood Rd. Courtyard by Marriott, Native Plants for the Home Lanscape
770-992-2055 x 226. Location: Chattahoochee Na- James E. Partee, Jr., May 20 – June 6 1500 Market Boulevard, DoubleTree Roswell/Atlanta, June 6 (Sunday) 3 – 5 P.M.
ture Center. Jim is an internationally recognized artist known for his 1075 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Holiday Inn Atlanta/Roswell, Ages 14 – Adult
lifelike renderings of wildlife and botanicals. He was se- 909 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Holiday Inn Express Wonder what all the native fuss is about? Join us for an
Actor/Director/Artist/Friend of Wildlife lected by Steve Wynn/Wynn Properties to provide Roswell/Alpharetta, 2950 Mansell Rd. introduction to landscaping with native plants at the
Steve Kanaly, “Ray Krebbs” of the some of the artwork for his Resort & Casino in Las Chattahoochee Nature Center. A slideshow presenta-
Dallas TV Series Vegas. “The Donald” saw Jim’s work and acquired him Hoot and Holler at the Hooch tion will discuss the many beneﬁts of using native plants
May 20 – June 6 to provide a series of prints and originals for his upcom- May 22 (Saturday) 6 P.M. and highlight excellent choices for year-round beauty in
Veteran film and television actor / director Steve ing hotel in Las Vegas. His work is also featured in the Square Dancing BBQ & Brew Party at The Chatta- the home landscape. We will follow this presentation
Kanaly will present a special exhibit of his watercolor Roy Rogers Museum in Branson, MO, and prominently hoochee Nature Center. Come “Hoot and Holler” at the with a walking tour of some of the plants which have a
paintings at the Roswell Visitors Center. As an actor featured in the People of the Century permanent collec- Hooch with Susan Davis and the Tune Dogs! Kick up home in the Chattahoochee Nature Center gardens. In-
Steve is well known for his role of the roguish but like- tion in the Smithsonian. During his career, Jim has re- your heels and watch square dancing demos as you cluded in general admission price and free for CNC
able ranch foreman, Ray Krebbs, on the long running ceived over 50 state, local and national wildlife art enjoy a BBQ dinner in the moonlight. $45 per person. members.
CBS television series “Dallas.” While pursuing his ca- awards. He attends numerous celebrity events, raising www. chattnaturecenter. org or call 770-992-2055 for
reer in the film and television industry over the past 40 funds for a wide variety of causes. In the past 25 years details and tickets. About The Chattahoochee
years Steve has always honored his first calling as an his artwork has raised over $11 million for wildlife con-
artist and painter. Steve’s lifelong passion for the out- servation groups across the United States. Continuing Hash Ride - Bicycle FUN!
doors has taken him to the four corners of the globe. in this effort, Mr. Partee will have some special prints May 26 (Wednesday) 6:30 P.M. The Chattahoochee Nature Center is located
While filming on location in Africa, the Arctic Circle or for purchase at the Reception on May 25. A portion of Sponsored by Bike Roswell and RAMBO. A wild hash on the Chattahoochee River in Roswell and
the South Pacific, he has always carried pen, pigment sales to beneﬁt Chattahoochee Nature Center. bike ride fashioned after the infamous Hash House Har- sits on a beautiful site comprised of 127 acres
and brush to record the moment. His transparent water- riers groups for runners, but with a Roswell twist. The
of native plants and gardens that showcase
color technique is well suited for quick dramatic inter- Roswell Vistas; Then & Now ride will end where you can enjoy a cold drink and fa-
the beauty of Georgia.
pretations of a subject painted “en plein air” reflecting May 20 – June 6 mous Roswell food and hospitality. So what is a Hash?
the infinite variety of nature in its many moods. Steve is Featuring Joan Hilliard and her friends Victoria Jack- There are two types of riders - the wild hares and the It has a river boardwalk,
a dedicated conservationist who has supported count- son, Terry Brown and Beth Kirk. Joan has won many hounds. The wild hares leave ﬁrst and use ﬂour to mark Discovery Center, wet-
less wildlife enhancement programs and recently said awards over the years and her work has been exhibited or mismark (false trail) their trail. The hounds ride to land demonstration gar-
that “I’m very happy and excited to be visiting Roswell throughout the U.S. and abroad. Joan was selected by ﬁnd or catch the wild Roswell Hares. Our ride favors ad- dens and woodland
for this wonderful event and I’m looking forward to a the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area to vanced, recreational, and beginner riders: women and trails that are home to
long hike in the nature reserve and an evening canoe ad- create their ornament to hang on the White House men. This is not a race; but you may ride as hard or easy over 30 species of non-
venture on the Chattahoochee.” Steve invites you to Christmas Tree and was delighted to have the honor of as you like. (Bring a whistle, bell, or other noise maker releasable wildlife. For
join him and his close friends, fellow wildlife artists, attending the reception at the White House. She has to let others behind you know which direction to go.) over 33 years, this facility has continued to
James Partee and Michael Collins, for a “Meet the invited 3 of her friends, who are all accomplished We also appreciate and respect the land, people and
grow and reach out to citizens as a place to
Artists” reception on Tuesday evening May 25 in the artists, to join her in this exhibit celebrating GO WILD property that we pass. For $5 you get the trail, ride and
explore new ideas and expand the awareness
Roswell Visitors Center from 6:30 – 9 P.M. 770-640- IN ROSWELL. Also joining the artists will be Florida the camaraderie with others of half-a-mind. Riders must
3253 artist Peter Bamford whose work will feature natural have helmets. Meet at 6:30 P.M. at the Corner of Mag- of the natural world.
areas he has rendered in paintings. This beautiful ex- nolia and Canton Streets (corner parking lot near Check the website for daily calendar of events
Michael Collins - hibit will be in the atrium at Bank of North Georgia, lo- Pastis). 770-998-2511; www. bikeroswell.com or www. at www. chattnaturecenter. org;
Artist/Conservationist cated at 10446 Alpharetta Street, Roswell. The artists rambomtb.org Open Daily, with many special events and
May 20 - June 6 have created an outstanding selection of work and a activities planned for GO WILD IN
Michael has a deep love of all things outdoors. He is an portion of the proceeds will beneﬁt Chattahoochee Na- Family Music Series: Dave Holland ROSWELL
avid sportsman and learned to not just paint what he ture Center. 770-640-3253 or 770-594-6462 (Join June 2 (Wednesday) 3 P.M.
saw, but to make it as lifelike as possible. He takes great these artists for a Meet the Artists Reception at the All Ages Chattahoochee Nature CenterBack by popular General Admission:
pride in the smallest of details. From painting, to de- Roswell Visitors Center on May 25 from 6:30 – 9 P.M.) demand! Dave delivers a high-octane, multimedia story-
$8 Adults; $6 Seniors; $5 Children (3 – 12);
sign of custom knives and jewelry, to engraving, he is telling guaranteed to spark the imagination! Join in on
Free Children Under 2; Except when noted,
accomplished at all. Very few artisans are in his league Photography Exhibition by Georgia Na- this fun-ﬁlled, percussion-loaded learning extravaganza
of limitless abilities. He is a world-class engraver and ture Photographers, May 22 – June 6 as Dave sings, drums and narrates his way through an events are included with admission costs
has designed for Browning and many other “outdoor” Sponsored by the Georgia Nature Photographers Asso- array of world folktales. Program is included in general and free to CNC member.
May Community 21
A Celebration Of Life
Roswell Relay benefits American Cancer Society
By Ann Marie Quill
Managing Editor Relay Co-Chair’s Tourette Foundation
You may recognize Roswell Relay Co-Chair Brad
Though they may have different rea- Cohen as the author of “Front of the Class,” a book
sons for participating, three of Roswell chronicling his experience with Tourette syndrome
Relay For Life’s organizers have the on which a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie was also
same message: All members of the based.
Roswell community should participate Cohen, who lives right here in Roswell, is an advo-
in this event, which benefits the Ameri- cate for those with Tourette syndrome, having grown
can Cancer Society. up with the condition that often led others to see him
The Relay, May 14-15 at Centennial as an outcast. But with a strong spirit and supportive
High School, will feature Roswell mother, he was ready as a child to show others he
teams camping out from 6 p.m. to 6 could still be successful. He was eventually recog-
a.m. Each team — usually affiliated nized as First Class Teacher of the Year in Georgia,
with a school, church or community and is continuing his advocacy and taking advantage
group — will have at least one repre- of his national presence by recently starting the Brad
sentative walking or running the track Cohen Tourette Foundation, which gives money na-
Phil and Anne Parker of Roswell.
the entire time, symbolizing the fact tionally to projects helping children with Tourette’s
that cancer never sleeps. hand grilling food, a “Mr. and Mrs. in local communities.
Community members can partici- Relay” will be crowned in a drag cos- “There are organizations that raise money for re-
pate by forming or joining a team, do- tume contest, and there will be search, but I want to raise money to help children with Tourette’s in local communities. We
nating to a team, or coming out and karaoke. need money at the ground level,” he said. The foundation’s goal is to raise money for
simply enjoying the event. Shultz got involved with Relay after Tourette’s camps, conferences educating teachers and parents how to become advocates
Brad Cohen, who is co-chairing the he was diagnosed with testicular cancer for children with Tourette’s, and scholarships.
Roswell Relay along with Katha Stuart, in 1998 when he lived in New York. He For more information, visit www.bradcohentourettefoundation.com.
stresses that “it’s never too late to form joined an online cancer support group
a team.” The former Cobb school sys- where members would discuss Relay. part of the community,” he said.
tem teacher first participated in Cobb One member in particular had a son The second year he participated Crossroads Fair To
County’s Relay for Life 10 years ago battling cancer who lived in Gwinnett “took on a different meaning,” he said, Benefit Relay
when a student of his passed away County. Shultz knew he would be mov- when he was diagnosed with prostate Students at Crossroads Second
from cancer. ing to the Atlanta area, so he attended cancer. “The survivors’ walk became Chance North School are encouraged to
“I just don’t want people to forget her,” the Gwinnett Relay and met the son, very meaningful for me,” Parker said. give back to the community, and on the
the girl’s mother told Cohen, and he’s been who passed away shortly after. Now cured from prostate cancer and morning of May 13 they will do just that
involved with Relay since. Cohen says Shultz, who is cured of cancer and participating for a third year, events when they host a multicultural celebra-
when he moved to Roswell four years ago, who works as a school psychologist and like the luminary ceremony, survivors’ tion benefiting Roswell Relay for Life.
“I decided I wanted to get to know my firefighter in Roswell, says that while walk and survivors’ dinner perhaps Students from the alternative disci-
community, so he saw Roswell’s Relay as Relay is a celebration, it also includes have an even bigger meaning for him pline school are inviting children from the
the perfect opportunity. more somber moments, like the cere- as he’s recently diagnosed with multi- Early Childhood Development Center
“I like to fill my plate up,” said mony in which paper luminaries are lit ple myeloma, a bone marrow cancer. and surrounding church preschools to ex-
Cohen, who also started the Brad in honor of cancer survivors and those While optimistic about his recovery, perience a fair that will include carnival
Cohen Tourette Foundation (see side- who have passed away. Parker is expecting a tougher battle booths, refreshments, a baseball cage,
bar). He stresses that Relay is a com- “It had a huge impact on me,” he than prostate cancer presented as this moonwalk and facepainting. The children
munity event, with a festival-like said, having participated in Relay for time he will undergo chemotherapy. will also tour the classrooms where they
atmosphere the entire community can the last 10 years, first on the fire de- Parker says it’s because of the Ameri- will learn about foreign countries and will
enjoy. Teams will have booths selling partment team and then as a team co- can Cancer Society that he has so many have the chance to taste foods from other
anything from food to face painting, a captain and later serving on treatment options, and thus supporting lands.
DJ will be onsite and children can play committees. the Relay is important. Later in the afternoon the community
on the school’s fields. Moments like the luminary cere- His wife, Anne, added, “It’s not a sad can visit the school grounds at 791 Mi-
Rob Shultz (pictured on Page 1), who mony had an impact on Roswell resi- mosa Blvd. for a farmers’ market, car
or depressing event — it’s uplifting.
serves as Roswell Relay’s online chair dent Phil Parker, who first participated wash, automobile raffle and health
Everyone feels like they are part of
and on the steering committee, also three years ago when he was asked to screenings.
serve as team captain for the Cottage Individuals are invited to donate items
stresses that the event is a community For more information on starting a
School, where he teaches. for a Relay for Life auction.
celebration and not a race, as the name team or registering for the free sur-
“I saw the benefit of the American For more information, e-mail Jack Bur-
may imply. vivors’ dinner catered by Outback
Cancer Society, which does a lot of ris, the school’s community relations liai-
“It’s a 12-hour party,” he said, adding Steakhouse, visit www.roswellrelayfor-
good things and a lot of the money goes son, at Burrisj@fultonschools.org.
that the fire department will be on life.org or e-mail email@example.com.
to research. It was also a chance to be
22 Real Estate May
Finding A Home Online Is Easy! Or Is It?
By Paul Cook easy also creates some potential prob- The targeting step is where the those market areas. This tool is in-
Contributing Writer lems for those that get serious about a power of the internet can be used for valuable because it does all of the
home search. Let’s take a look at the either good or evil. The biggest pitfall work for you. Each morning, all new
Several studies have been con- best method for an effective home for homebuyers occurs during the tar- listings are posted along with price
ducted recently that show the vast search and how to avoid pitfalls that geting process. Most homebuyers are changes to existing listings for easy
majority of many home buyers encounter online. unaware that there are only two list- review. In addition, existing listings
homebuyers The first step to an efficient home can be moved to different folders de-
begin their search is the most difficult: identifica- pending on interest level or they can
search online. tion. The first step to an be removed for good. Finally, the new
And why not? Identifying your market area of in- listings are posted very early each
According to our terest is crucial to avoid becoming efficient home search is
“ morning as opposed to most other in-
culture today, the overwhelmed and feeling frustrated. the most difficult: ternet sites that don’t post new list-
capabilities and A market area can be a group of identification. ings until much later in the day. Users
wonders of the school systems, zip codes, a geo- of the gateway will be the first to have
internet technol- graphic region, subdivisions plus a access to new listings. The buyer gate-
REAL ESTATE ogy world are number of other characteristics or ing services in the Atlanta area: way creates a much more manageable
PAUL COOK endless. In the some combination. The market area GAMLS and FMLS. However, there search and gives you more time to
movies, we’ve forms the foundation of an effective are thousands of real estate websites spend with your family.
seen a desperate home search. A real estate agent or that show listings from these two The last step in the home search
humankind fend off an alien invasion preliminary online home search can sources. It is unnecessary to spend process: visit.
by uploading a computer virus into assist a potential buyer in determin- hours each day combing through hun- Of course, the last step is the easy
the mother ship. In real life, what bet- ing if their price range and home dreds of different websites looking for one and gets you out from behind that
ter way is there to find love than by needs can be found in a given market newer or different listings. computer screen. Find a great real es-
heading online to meet a mate? Find- of interest. A market area can be very But that’s only half of it. Once you tate agent, get in the car and go. Just
ing a home on the web should be large or very small. Having more than have identified your market areas, a watch out for the alien invasion.
pretty simple compared to these and one market area of interest is fine, as real estate agent can “plug you in” to
other endeavors. well. The important thing is that the both sources through what is typically Paul Cook is a Realtor with Keller Williams
It is true to some extent that brows- area(s) are defined. referred to as a buyer gateway. The Premier Atlanta and lives in historic
Roswell. He operates www.1roswellga.com,
ing homes online is a fairly simple The second step in the home search gateway is a customized website for
a local real estate website and blog.
routine. What makes searching so process: target. any buyer interested in targeting
Selling Or Buying In Roswell Without A Sales Tax Permit?
By Tom Bowen first is retailers who sell taxable usually the result of a business making purchases
Contributing Writer goods and should be charging from an out-of-state company (including many on-
sales tax to their customers on line retailers). Although there may be no sales tax
If you run a business in Roswell you probably ob- their invoices. A retailer, such charged by the vendor on the invoice, the purchas-
tained a city business license. This lets the city as this, who is not registered for ing business in Georgia is required to accrue the
know what kind of business you operate and how sales tax runs the risk of being sales tax and pay it directly to the Department of
much tax you owe for the right to operate your busi- audited by the Georgia Depart- Revenue.
ness in the city. Separate from this, you may have ment of Revenue and being as- Where a company has never registered for sales
also registered with the Georgia Department of sessed the amount of tax the tax, the state is not limited on the number of prior
Revenue for a sales tax permit. Historically, these business should have charged years it can audit. However, a business that has
were two unconnected processes. and collected from its cus- registered and filed its sales tax returns is generally
Now, there is pending legislation in the General tomers. limited to an audit of only the prior three years.
Assembly which could require cities, including The second group of busi- Complying with sales taxes is the law but it is also
Roswell, to share with the state select information nesses the state would be inter- much cheaper than getting caught and paying the
from business license applicants. The goal of this ested in identifying would be those which make back taxes, penalties and interest. If passed, the
new requirement is to help the Georgia Depart- taxable purchases of goods for which no sales tax state will have a new tool to find you if your busi-
ment of Revenue identify businesses that buy or sell was charged by the vendor from whom the pur- ness should be reporting sales taxes and is not.
goods and which should have a sales tax permit but chase was made. These are generally purchases for Thomas Bowen, an attorney and certified public account-
do not. use by the purchasing business rather than pur- ant, is a principal with the accounting firm of Thomas
There are basically two groups of businesses that chases made by the business for subsequent resale Bowen, CPA located in Roswell. The firm offers tax and ac-
counting services to both individual and small-business
the state would be interested in identifying. The (i.e., inventory). In these situations, any tax due is
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moisture and keep the weeds under control. rious for eating everything and anything, and you post that you bring into your garden to assure
There are, however, some concerns that are worth should be particularly careful in this instance. they are not contaminated with persistent herbi-
noting when using mulch. With so many other mulches around, it would be cide residues.” Test the mulch by putting a small
Cocoa chips are popular mulches for homeown- unwise to risk problems. The cocoa husks are also area of mulch around one or two annual plants
ers and most people find the odor quite appeal- very light and can blow around on a windy day. and see if they react. Typical herbicide problems
ing. Some instances, though, of dogs becoming Other mulch problems seem to be occurring are shown by curling leaves, stunted growth and
sick has been noted. Dogs should not eat choco- with traditional mulches that are turning up con- other general malaise of the plant. If you suspect
late products and the husks particularly can be taminated with pesticides. Brandy Ernzen, brand a product of having residue, take the mulch, plus
dangerous to your animal. Although it seems that manager of Mother Earth News, recommends plant, to the Extension Office for testing.
most dogs do not eat the mulch, puppies are noto- that you “screen any hay, grass clippings or com-
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