Our 1st Anniversary!
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Visit our new
You don’t have to be a golfer to
participate in the Roswell Rotary’s
annual fundraiser benefitting local Economy
charities. The 32nd annual Aubrey
Greenway Charity Golf Tournament
The second in a continuing series on
on Sept. 13 also includes a putting Roswell’s business climate. by Tripp Liles
contest, ball drop, silent and live
auctions, lunch and a celebration
We sure love our dogs, but sometimes
we just don’t know how to make their
lives happier beyond liberal use of
treats and affection. This issue we’ll
show you some activities that can
greatly enhance your dog’s fun.
When longtime Roswell resident
Catherine McCall decided to
document the harrowing account of
her childhood in a memoir, she says
she did it in the hopes that it could
help others. PG. 10 The newly opened Aurora Cineplex is a prime example of the strength of Roswell’s economic future. The new movie
theater is a part of a multi-million dollar renovation by Mimms Enterprises of the old Startime Cinema.
Money Magazine recently listed Roswell in its annual 100 Best Places To
In the heat of the moment it is so
Live edition. Specifically, we placed 76, but geographically speaking we did
easy to give up on living well and even better – in the Southeast there were only five cities that made the list.
editing your home, especially with As the city looks to increase its economic and fiscal outlook, recognition like
the heat index rising over 100 this is an important building block for success.
each day in the South. Don’t give Roswell city council member Rich Dippolito put it bluntly, “Success brings
in to the temptation to quit before success” in describing the need to build economic momentum.
your project is complete. PG. 22 Continued on page 3
KOOKOO FOR SOCK MONKEY’S NEW YEAR, NEW PRINCIPAL OF POKER AND PROPERTY
Award winning, Roswell-based retailer KooKoo Lynn Johnson begins as the new Whether you like it or not, when you
Bear Kids, is launching an innovative contest to Principal of Mimosa Elementary. go to buy or sell real estate you are
raise money for the STAR House Foundation. making a bet. It’s a gamble.
PG. 4 PG. 8 PG. 20
Our First Trilogy Trolley Crawl Has
Something For Everyone
Roswell’s Citizen Police
Academy To Begin
Anniversary! Aside from a night of
music, food, ambiance and
The Roswell Police Depart-
ment is now accepting appli-
And they say print is dead. Ha! laughter, there is one more cations for its Citizen Police Brandt Haney
reason to attend the second Academy to begin Sept. 7. Ap-
This issue makes our first anniver- annual award-winning Trilogy plications are available at the Sales
sary here at The Current. It has been Trolley Crawl on Saturday, front desk of the Roswell Po- Brandt Haney
a fantastic experience and we hope Aug. 21 — a chance to win a lice Department Monday-Fri- Director of Sales
for many more to come. Launching a Roswell “Staycation” package day, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or online at firstname.lastname@example.org
business in this economy is not easy. for two. A prize drawing will www.roswellgov.com/policea-
That is why we’re going to continue be held during the event. cademyapplication. David Wright
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All we ask of our readers who historic homes, one drink Make it a special Roswell handouts throughout the Michael Finch
want to help us survive is to support ticket and three mini-sampler weekend experience. course. Our Mission:
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of Roswell’s “A Southern Tril- • one night at the recently graduation ceremony and re- and maintain a challenging, enjoyable and
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August Community 3
Continued from page 1
Nationwide, many municipalities the best we’ve ever had to make pos- PROVIDING A CLEAR VISION FOR YOUR BUSINESS
are suffering, and in some cases itive changes that benefit all sides of
even collapsing under the strains of the equation. The equation is bal-
a down national economy. Roswell, ancing the desire of most residents
however, is on solid financial foot- who want to live in a city that is de-
ing, but business and civic leaders void of overgrowth while at the
all recognize the need to get better. same time serving the business com-
According to Alice Wakefield, di- munity and encouraging smart eco-
rector of community development, nomic growth.
“The economy has made all of us sit-
up and take notice.”
Using the response from the
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success of ment department is overseeing the
North Point city’s comprehensive plan. She de-
Mall and scribes it as the guiding plan for the
Avenue city and feels strongly in gaining the
East Cobb input of citizens.
are due, in Getting that input is a challenge
Alice Wakefield large part, because Roswell has grown as a
to the citi- “bedroom” community. In the past,
zens of Roswell. Those develop- most people who live here haven’t
ments were positioned on our been particularly interested in the
border to gain access to Roswell’s nuts and bolts of government. Ac-
attractive demographic but were not cording to Dippolito, “It’s hard to
built within the city limits. reach the community as a whole.”
The city recognizes the need for As these new plans are formu-
positive growth, which balances the lated, it is mandated by state regula-
needs of its citizens and those of the tions that the city seek input from
business community. its citizens. Starting in the fall the
“The city as a whole has changed city will be conducting meetings and
to the mindset of customer-friendly. workshops in an effort to better
Both sides, businesses and resi- communicate with its residents.
dents, are the customer,” explained
Dippolito. Why Participation Is Important Consultation Results Are
In describing the challenges she’s There is a common interest that
faced in her first year on the job, binds the residents of Roswell and Is Free Priceless
Wakefield said, “The whole reputa- the business community. Money.
tion of not being business friendly…
It’s a challenge to find out what that
It takes money to land Roswell on
a list like Money Magazine’s, and
A FULL SERVICE CPA FIRM FOCUSED ON SMALL
means.” beyond property taxes, it will take a BUSINESS AND INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAXES
Many from within the city gov- thriving business community to con-
ernment echo her words. There are
a lot of new faces in all areas of the
government who are paying for the
tinue these world-class amenities. I
know few people who raise their
hands willing to stand for an in-
555 Sun Valley Drive, Suite E-2
mistakes that were made years ago crease on their property taxes, so
and by other employees. Most lead- looking to the business community Roswell, GA 30076
ers in Roswell’s business community
believe that the people in place are Continued on page 6
4 Community August
KooKoo Bear Kids Launches
‘Monkey See, Monkey Do’ Contest
STAR House Foundation To Benefit
From Family Fun Campaign
Award winning, one of these sock mon-
Roswell-based retailer keys will contribute to
of designer kids’ rooms the educational success
and exceptional gifts, of families in our com-
KooKoo Bear Kids, is munity," said Linda
launching an innovative Schultz, chair of the
contest to raise money STAR House board of
for the STAR House directors.
Foundation. The con- “Encouraging kids
test, called “Monkey See, and families to get in-
Monkey Do,” promises volved in events that
to be fun for both par- give back to our com-
ents and children, while munity is an excellent
capitalizing on the way to teach kids how
growing popularity of to appreciate what they
the age-old sock mon- have,” said Joe Mediate,
A sock monkey chillin’ poolside.
key. chief marketing officer
The concept is simple of KooKoo Bear Kids.
– for every sock monkey purchased “We are proud that ‘Monkey SEE,
at the KooKoo Bear Kids retail store Monkey DO’ will benefit such a fine
or website now through Oct. 1, 10 organization.”
percent of the proceeds will be do- The rebirth of the sock monkey
nated to the STAR House Founda- has become a national sensation.
tion. Once purchased, contestants They began in the late 1800s when
will take photographs of their chil- mothers would make the dolls out of
dren with the sock monkey in inter- discarded socks. Today, they are
esting and fun locations. This could made of high quality cotton knit; the
be on vacation, playing at home or KooKoo Bear Kids’ sock monkeys
even participating in local charitable come in blue, pink or brown and are
events – imagination is encouraged. available in two sizes. The small
The entry process is easy to follow: monkeys are decorated with red yarn
simply log onto the KooKoo Bear and button eyes; big monkeys have
Kids web site at www.kookoobear- embroidered faces with coordinating
kids.com/contest then upload your satin ribbons around their necks.
contest photos, which will be judged KooKoo Bear Kids is a nationally
for creativity. The most interesting known children’s retailer through its
photograph will win a $500 gift cer- online, catalog and Roswell-based
tificate to KooKoo Bear Kids. retail store. It is located in Sweet
“We are so pleased that KooKoo Apple Village at 12060 Etris Road in
Bear has chosen STAR House as the Roswell. For more information, visit
beneficiary of its ‘Monkey SEE, www.kookoobearkids.com or visit
Monkey DO’ campaign. In a very their retail location.
real way, the families that purchase
About STAR House Foundation
STAR House Foundation is enriching our community by promoting academic suc-
cess and empowering lifelong achievement in at-risk children. For the past 16 years,
STAR House has remained true to the same ideal: mold children into thoughtful
leaders who reflect upstanding values and they will make their mark on those
around them. STAR House operates in three schools in Roswell and serves 180 stu-
dents in elementary, middle and high school. STAR House provides homework
help, tutoring, mentoring and school supplies in a safe and caring atmosphere. For
more information,º visit www.starhousefoundation.org.
August Misc. Ramblings 5
My Business Mentor Mr. Puffin
In an effort to increase my business began to notice his unusual gifts to- rabbit. While I prefer mine battered dissimilar to business, sometimes we
acumen, I recently began reading The ward business concepts. Here is but a and fried, he prefers his a bit more on need to just hunker-down and do
Harvard Business Review. Similar to mere sampling: the “fresh and gamey” side. As a mat- things we don’t necessarily want to
The Roswell Current, its pages are • Leadership. The descriptive ter of fact, he has discovered that if he do. Understanding the dangers of
filled with the thoughts of business phrase defining something as “more can locate the cozy lair of the friendly procrastination and the benefits of
leaders, teachers and gurus from most difficult than herding cats” rabbit family he can simply discipline can help overcome the up-
arenas within the business world. I comes from the under- go directly to the “supplier” front knowledge that the activity is
have greatly benefitted from their ex- standing that trying to and select the delicacy of his probably going to give us really bad
pert opinions and their willingness to steer a cat in a certain di- choice. Perhaps there is a breath (trust me on this one).
share their thoughts, ideas and strate- rection by barking orders lesson here regarding avoid- • Motivation and incentives. “The
gies for success. With this as a back- from behind is a futile ac- ing the middleman and deal- Puffin Principle” deals specifically
drop, I felt it would be hypocritical tivity. Mr. Puffin, on the ing directly with an with the ability to motivate individu-
and downright unjust if I too did not other hand, is more than originating source? (This als long-term through the utilization
help my fellow Roswellians by sharing amiable to follow me also works well in conflict of incentives. It was taught to me
lessons I have learned from my per- around in the house or Miscellaneous resolution; he’s a very smart while watching Mr. Puffin interact
sonal business mentor, “Mr. Puffin.” yard on whatever path I Ramblings cat). during a game of “catch the mouse on
As you may recall from a previous choose. Perhaps in busi- • Procrastination. On oc- a string.” While he was initially com-
column, “Mr. Puffin” is our family’s ness it is easier to actually MIKE FINCH casion as Mr. Puffin is cruis- pletely engaged in the game, he
long-haired, domestic feline that was lead by being in front and ing through the den he will quickly lost interest once he deter-
rescued as a kitten, introduced as a fe- showing the desired pathway, rather suddenly drop to the floor, contort his mined that no matter his approach,
male, promptly named due to a mas- than attempting to lead while stand- furry body, and commence to cleans- he simply was not going to be allowed
sive fur coat, and bewilderingly ing behind someone with a big stick ing any one of a number of body parts to obtain the desirable outcome of
discovered to be a male upon his first or loud voice. that obviously need some attention. mouse in mouth. Thus I learned that
vet visit. Shortly after his arrival at • Outsourcing. Mr. Puffin and I Surely he could wait for a more pri- goals must be seen as obtainable and
our home and this gender discovery, I share an insatiable appetite for wild vate moment for this activity, but not Continued on page 18
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6 Community August
Continued from page 3
is a logical choice. Not, however, in spend
raising taxes on the business com- money in
munity but in fact finding ways to Roswell.
lower the cost of doing business to We need to
stimulate growth. The city sees a di- find a way
rect economic impact as businesses to support
grow within the city limits. business
“All businesses pay a business oc- and local
cupation tax and property taxes. residents.
The business occupation tax is It’s criti- Rich Dippolito
based on the number of employees. cally im-
So as the business grows, the need portant,” said Dippolito.
“Wow just wow” for additional employees could be
the result. The property tax is based
One year into the Find It All cam-
paign the economic impact is still
being analyzed, but the results of
on land and buildings as well as in-
ventory, the larger the business the initiatives like this take time. There
“Utterly charming” larger the property tax,” said Julia
Luke, director of finance for
is a strong desire to continue the
program, but a big piece to be put in
Roswell. place is leadership within the
Roswell business community. Find
It All is a positive initiative but
Jobs are a focus. many people within the business
Supporting business community are asking for more, and
leadership is the key.
provides jobs. This has a
direct impact on city
“Roswell should have it’s own
Chamber of Commerce. It’s a nor-
revenue. mal evolutionary process to form
! their own chamber,” said Kier.
“Sales tax is also important. Even But many in the business commu-
though the Georgia Department of nity are supporting more organic
Revenue does not have the system methods of organization. Chambers
to identify which jurisdiction the of Commerce are expensive to form
sales tax was collected, the more and without large corporate support
collected in Fulton County, the big- can be a burden on small busi-
ger the distribution,” continued nesses.
Luke. There are business groups already
So when the residents of Roswell in place tackling many of the same
shop in Cobb County, for instance, issues chambers often assist with.
that’s money lost for the city. Stay- Joe Mediate, a local business leader
ing with Fulton County at least and one of the founders of KooKoo
keeps a portion of the sales tax with Bear Kids, heads a group called the
the city, but the direct economic im- Roswell Business Association. The
pact of occupation and property group was formed to help local busi-
taxes are lost when shopping out- nesses deal with issues here in
side of Roswell. Roswell. The Historic Convention
and Visitors Bureau has formed a
Finding It All In Roswell networking series called Roswell
With these economic realities, the Connects. This is a vehicle for local
city, in partnership with the His- businesses to gather and share
toric Convention and Visitors Bu- ideas.
reau, launched the Find It All As these initiatives grow, the city
Roswell campaign one year ago. The hopes to capitalize and build momen-
campaign was designed to encour- tum in defining what Roswell stands
age local residents to spend money for as a business community. The cre-
in Roswell, and had much support ation of jobs is of course the end game.
from both businesses and govern- “Jobs are a focus. Supporting busi-
ment. ness provides jobs. This has a direct
“I absolutely supported it. The impact on city revenue,” said Dip-
economy was in a difficult spot. We polito.
were looking to encourage people to Continued on page 14
August Home Design 7
Don’t Forget Space
In the heat of the moment it is so
easy to give up on living well and edit-
ing your home, especially with the
heat index rising over 100 each day in
the South. Don’t give in to the temp-
tation to quit before your project is
complete — if you do you will cheat
yourself of the peace of mind that
comes with a simple, sophisticated
home and lifestyle.
Just last week at Now & Again
Buckhead, we explored the art of edit-
ing your home and lifestyle appropri- prepare by space-planning your home
ately. From custom window to fit your lifestyle. Using what you
treatments to the study of human in- have, arrange each piece to its best
teraction we found answers to design use and get rid of the rest.
problems. One of the most interesting
projects is a wonderful farm in Ten- Inventory Opportunity
nessee that is in need of On another note, a great
spatial study. Three won- supply of inventory in the
derful rooms open to one furnishings and home in-
another making differenti- dustries is about to hit the
ation and place impromptu marketplace. The vendors
and hard to define. By de- and manufacturers that
termining the most flexibil- have made it through the
ity and the best use of scale, first downturn are now par-
we explored dividing it into Interior ing down and selling off in-
three sections, keeping flow Design ventory as well as
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8 Education August
New Year, New Principal School starts Aug. 23, and the hallways are already
starting to bustle with activity. Below are just a few
Lynn Johnson takes the helm at Mimosa things already going on in the hallowed halls. We’d
love to include everyone in this space, but first we
By Ann Marie Quill have to hear from you. If you’d like to see your
Walking down the school corridors one is moving in the same direction, school’s news, announcements, pictures, etc., in this
to her office, Lynn Johnson, Mimosa all the while ensuring the needs of the space, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elementary’s new principal, still refers 1,000-plus children in the diverse
to her digs as “Cheryl’s office.” school are met. • March on: Congratulations to the Centennial High
But once she’s seated, Johnson ap- “One thing Cheryl taught me,” School Mighty Knights Marching Band, which will
pears perfectly comfortable in her new Johnson said, “is that the administra- represent the state of Georgia in Field Show USA
role. tive staff is support for the teachers Marching Band Competition in Washington D.C. on
Having served as assistant principal and children, not the other way Oct. 11. The band was chosen with about a dozen oth-
ers out of 100 to perform for the public on Columbus
under Cheryl Williams, Mimosa’s re- around.”
Day. The band is requesting donations for the trip,
cently retired principal, Johnson says Johnson comes from a background
which may be made on the band’s website,
for the past five years she’s looked to in teaching, having taught in Cobb
Williams as a role model. And now, in a County and Alpharetta.
Mimosa Principal Lynn Johnson • Calling CDA graduates: As the Child Development
year of change and budget cuts, she’s “I was one of those people that
Association, which provides affordable preschool pro-
ready to take over. knew I wanted to be a teacher my was perfect for her EDS degree. “It al- grams to low-income families, is preparing for its 40th
“I’ve spent the last five years watch- whole life,” Johnson said. “When I lowed me to ask relevant questions.” anniversary along with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for
ing and learning from her,” Johnson was in the second grade my mother Johnson says while she will con- its building’s facelift on Aug. 31, it is also searching
said, and now “I’m excited to be work- would pick me up for ballet and I tinue Williams’ tradition of donning a for alumni. Organizers are hoping that as many gradu-
ing with people I’ve worked with for would be reading to the first-graders.” chicken suit for the school’s famous ates as possible can attend the celebration. For more
the last five years and taking it to the Johnson earned her teaching de- egg drops, she also wants to give a lit- information, visit www.cdakids.org.
next level.” gree from Georgia State, her master’s tle more attention to the school’s mas- • Open house: School registration is ongoing and open
Johnson says some of her goals for from KSU and recently her EDS from cot, the manatee, and name it. And house dates are fast approaching. Check www.fulton-
the year include focusing on the Georgia State. “I really enjoy learn- yes, she’s even found a manatee suit, schools.org for your school’s schedule.
school’s vision and making sure every- ing,” she said, adding that the timing so let the photo opportunities begin.
By Keith Lawder nothing to do with work. Reading for
pleasure and education rather than
! ! ! " I’ve always loved the back-to-school watching as much TV should be a good
time of year. It isn’t that I loved doing all thing. Besides, I tend to eat while I
the schoolwork — I didn’t. It was more watch TV.
the chance for a new start. The slate was Finally I am going to make it a point
wiped clean. I could leave most of my to get to know more about organizations
baggage from the previous term behind. in our community that help others. I
! There were some new clothes, new serve on the charity committee of the
school supplies, and a new me (at least a Rotary Club which helps and encour-
somewhat new me.) In college it was ages many agencies. We are fortunate to
even better. Going back to school meant live in a place where opportunities to
seeing old friends again. It meant a new lend a helping hand abound.
chance to actually study this semester. It Would you like to recapture that
meant taking courses I wanted to take. wonderful feeling of new beginnings?
Going back to school for me was Try out these three steps:
something like getting a giant “do-over” • Do something for your own physical
in sports. Wouldn’t it be nice to get “do- well-being.
overs” in our adult lives? There are in- • Do something for your spiritual
deed some things we can change in our well-being.
lives which are tantamount to a do-over. • Do something for someone else’s
For example, I’m going to try to eat well-being.
better. Now, as a pastor, this is particu- Try this plan on for size. And have fun
"%* !$ / % ) / '+!&# $* / %-) larly tough. We have some excellent with your do-over!
, %($ *% !. $*%$ *( * cooks in our congregation who all seem Keith Lawder is pastor of Christ
* ($!*-/ !( %,)/ %$% ( ##!$ / ! *) %), "" to feel that I am too thin. Unfortunately, United Methodist Church in Roswell.
,,, " - + ) $ "!. ( ) %# my doctor disagrees. A second thing I’m You may reach him at
going to try is to read a book that has email@example.com.
August Parenting 9
Keeping Kids Safe
New software helps parents monitor
children’s activities By Ann Marie Quill
With back-to-school time just
around the corner, parents may feel
their children have threats coming to
them from all directions.
From bullying and child predators
to sexting and texting while driving,
technology has exposed children to a
new set of dangers, but it can also be
used to help keep them safe.
Created by concerned parents, law
enforcement officials and software
engineers, WebSafety launched in
2009 to enable parents to protect
their children from cyber dangers.
The easily downloadable software
Jaemi Levine and her daughter.
monitors internet and cell phone
communications and sends e-mail “Other software programs moni-
and text alerts to parents when it tor keystrokes, which is an invasion
senses potential risks to children. The of privacy, but it was the only way to
technology stays up-to-date with the monitor your children online,” she
latest cyber lingo, and is not obtru- said. “When this happened to my
sive since it doesn’t require parents to daughter, she was just a baby. These
read all of their child’s commu- predators are pros. They
nications. Instead, it picks will move the conversa-
up on certain words and tion from the internet to
phrases. cell phones as quickly as
Additionally, the soft- they can, and they will
ware is also capable of use non-traceable
alerting parents if their phones. This software
children are texting while helps parents stop this
driving, or even speeding. before their children be-
Terry Lord, a former come victims.”
chief of the U.S. Depart- The software can also
ment of Justice in the be a business opportu-
child exploitation division, nity for parents. A mo-
is serving as a spokesman bile center will be
and legal adviser to the located in Sandy Springs
company. where people interested in
“This is an excellent way for giving demonstrations to groups
families to be alerted before their such as PTAs in the hopes of selling
children become victims,” he said. the software can go to pick up the
“Most child exploitation is con- equipment and learn how to use it.
ducted online, and law enforcement “Everytime you sell the software
is limited. This technology is not in- you potentially save a life,” Levine
trusive and it’s not eavesdropping — said, adding, “Parents need to know
it detects material that is truly offen- how to lock that cyber door that
sive.” reaches into the child’s bedroom,
Jaemi Levine’s daughter became living room and everywhere else —
the victim of an online predator when it’s a virtual fence for a virtual
she was 12. Levine, who is running world.”
for school board in Florida, says she For more information on pur-
got involved with WebSafety to help chasing or selling WebSafety soft-
parents prevent the same thing hap- ware, visit www.websafety.com or
pening to their own children. www.familymobilecenters.com.
10 Community August
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720 Holcomb Bridge Rd. When longtime Roswell resident about repressed memories of abuse,
770-817-0661 Catherine McCall decided to document and therapy was not being portrayed
her harrowing account of her child- positively.” She added, “I felt the good
hood in a memoir, she says she did it in fortune to have a powerful healing ex-
the hopes that it could help others sub- perience in my own therapy”
jected to sexual abuse. The first part of McCall’s book de-
“I didn’t remember it until I was tails her childhood, while the second
about 40,” she said. “My mother was part deals with her healing.
dying, my parents were destitute and McCall says she’s also bothered by
my husband and I intervened. While how there’s not much in the media
my mother was in the hospital, I about longterm marriages. Wed to
started having flashbacks of being her childhood sweetheart in 1970, the
raped by my father when I was 10 and book also relates how her trauma af-
my mother was in the hospital.” fected her marriage. “If anyone can
A licensed marriage and family learn from this, it’s worth what we
therapist, McCall said, “I felt I needed went through,” said the mother of
to give back,” so she wrote “When the four and grandmother of six.
Piano Stops: A Memoir of Healing McCall, a member of the Speakers
from Sexual Abuse.” Bureau of the Rape and Incest Na-
She grew up in an upper-class fam- tional Network (RAINN), says her
ily in New York, with a private educa- book is dedicated to the well-being of
tion and worldly parents that children, and the back portion of the
included her respected physician fa- memoir includes child abuse stats as
ther. However, “I had a very dysfunc- well as serves as a resource listing
tional family,” she said, with both of places and websites where people can
her parents being alcoholics and her find help, support and therapists.
father mentally ill. McCall’s own private practice in-
McCall says she was lucky, though, cludes individual, marriage and fam-
to have good people in her life and the ily therapy. She is available for
education and life experiences to speaking engagements, and conducts
enter a path of healing with the help Bringing Baby Home workshops that
of a therapist. address how a new baby affects a
She decided while in therapy to marriage.
write her book. “There were several For more information and to pur-
things going on in our culture at the chase McCall’s memoir, visit
time: A lot of people were talking www.catherinemccall.net.
August Community 11
Hole In One For
Rotary event to benefit area organizations
By Ann Marie Quill
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ticipate in the Roswell Rotary’s annual
fundraiser benefitting local charities —
but it doesn’t hurt. The 32nd annual !
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ment on Sept. 13 also includes a put-
ting contest, ball drop, silent and live
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number, and on the day of the tourna- purchase hole signs and pin flags with +" -#. 0#"
ment, a Roswell fire truck drops all the
golf balls on the green. The ball that
their company logo displayed. Volun-
teers are also needed for the event, and
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dinner for all golfers, and a silent and the dinner and auction.
live auction including vacation destina- The Roswell Rotary’s mission ex-
tions, dining and sporting events.” tends beyond handing out checks,
One hundred percent of net pro- though. Active participants in the com-
ceeds are distributed to area organiza- munity, its members also support sol-
tions the Rotary supports, such as diers and veterans with its
North Fulton Community Charities, Adopt-A-Platoon and Honor Air pro-
which distributes food, clothing and fi- grams, literacy programs, an AIDS
nancial assistance to those in need; the awareness program geared toward
Child Development Association, which middle and high school students and
has provided child care and early learn- participation in events like the Youth !(* . (*! ) /
ing to low-income families for more Day Parade. The Adopt-A-Platoon pro- / ' ( * & # ( # . (
than 40 years; the Star House, which gram provides packages of items not
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program takes World War II veterans
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event, taking place at Brookfield Coun- Aubrey Greenway. According to Rotary
try Club in Roswell, counts. past-president Elwyn Gaissairt,
“This our one annual fundraiser, and “Aubrey was a banker in Roswell,
over the last couple of years we’ve someone who loved the Roswell com-
raised over $100,000 for local chari- munity and wanted to see things grow
ties, most in North Fulton. Last year and prosper. He loved golf and socializ-
$117,000 went to charity. This is a very ing, so the Rotary combined the two.”
big event,” Rains said. So get your knickers on, or get in the
You don’t have to be a golfer or even mood for a nice dinner and auction,
free on the day of the tournament to and remember that it’s all for multi-
help the Rotary in its mission to help tude of good causes. &)- ##
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drop at Alive After 5 or businesses can www.roswellrotary.com.
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12 Events August
ARTS August 11-13 vide individual musicians in the community an outlet 2010 Riverside Sounds Concert Series: The South-
The Great Chattahoochee River Paint Out to maintain and improve their musical skills and tal- ern Shuffle
Join professional and amateur artists as they gather ent; and to assist and encourage young students of Free Outdoor Concert Series at Riverside Park 1st
July 30 - August 28
for three days of painting in the beautiful Chatta- music through their participation in the band. Saturday of each month,
Love, Sex and the IRS
hoochee River National Recreation Area at Island August 28-September 26 New Starting Time - 7 p.m.
Cabaret Stage. 633 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell,
Ford and select sites along the Chattahoochee Anne of Green Gables at Kudzu Family New reserved parking passes on sale;$30 per vehi-
River in Roswell. Tranquility, inspiration and beauty - Playhouse cle for the 6-concert series. Limited number avail-
Box Office: 770-640-5500. Fri and Sat at 8 PM.
you (and your muse) will find it here. The public is in- Saturdays & Sundays at 2:00pm. The time is 1908. able. 770-641-3705 for details. For full program
Sundays at 3 PM
vited to meet the artists and watch them work and The place is Avonlea, Canada. Green Gables is the details visit www.roswellriversidesounds.com or call
By William Van Zandt & Jane Milmore. Try to cheat
perhaps find a work of art they just can’t resist, one home of lovable Matthew Cuthbert and his stern sis- 770-641-3705
the IRS and look what happens! Here is a wild farce
they have watched being created from conception ter, Marilla. When Marilla decides to adopt an or- August 7
with twists of fate, sight gags, mistaken identities and
to finish. For more information go to www.vis- phan boy to help Matthew with his farm work, the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.
hilarious comic lines. Jon Trachtman and Leslie
itroswellga.com or call 770-640-3253 orphanage makes a mistake and sends instead a http://www.vzwamp.com/events/
Arthur are out of work musicians who room to-
August 14 high-spirited redhead called Anne Shirley. With a Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: Disney in Concert –
gether in New York City. To save money, Jon has
The Great Chattahoochee River Paint Out knack for trouble and misadventure, her irresistible Magical Music from the Movies. Doors open at
been filing tax returns listing the pair as a married
Exhibition & Reception will be held at the Chat- spunk steals everyone’s heart. We follow Anne’s 7:30 pm
couple. The day of reckoning comes when the Inter-
tahoochee River National Recreation Area at Island strenuous but brimful schooldays, her attachment to August 7
nal Revenue Service informs the "couple" they're
Ford. The event is offered in her bosom friend, Diana Barry, her feud with Gilbert Summer Music Series Presented by
going to be investigated. This show is sure to make
partnership with the Chattahoochee River National Blythe, her contest with Josie Pye, and her undying Coca-Cola.
Recreation Area, Roswell Visitors Bureau, and loyalty to Matthew and Marilla. We glimpse the in- 2-4 pm
Artist Joan Hilliard. For additional information or most joys of a girl who only marks the hours that Come to the Gazebo at the North Georgia Pre-
Wednesday Walks in the Garden
contact us at 800-776-7935. shine, as she struggles toward fair maidenhood. mium Outlets and enjoy the music of Cindy Lou
Barrington Hall. 9:30am
www.visitroswellga.com or www.nps.gov/chat/ 770-594-1020 or www.kudzuplayhouse.org Harrington & Friends. North Georgia Premium
Every Wednesday through October. Come and
August 15 September 2-19 Outlets, 800 Highway 400 South, Dawsonville,
enjoy a 30 minute guided walk and learn about the
Atlanta Concert Band Georgia Ensemble Theatre presents GA 30534
gardens at Barrington Hall. A short presentation will
Roswell Cultural Arts Center. 2:30pm “The Boy Next Door”. August 7
start the walk at 9:30am. Topics will include Heir-
Free to the Public. www.atlantaconcertband.org For tickets call 770-641-1260 or visit www.get.org. Sautee Nacoochee Center,
loom Roses, Growing Herbs, Wildflowers and Prun-
The mission of the Atlanta Concert Band is to per- 283 Hwy 255 N, Sautee, GA 30571
ing Shrubs and Trees. July 1-12
form concert band and ensemble music, almost al- 2010 Saturday Evening Concert Series - 8/7, 8/14,
August 6 ENTERTAINMENT
ways admission-free, for the general public and 8/21 & 8/28/10 at 9 pm
Dancing Stars Monthly Dance – Blue Hawaii -
special audiences with emphasis on introducing chil- August 7 Some of the best musicians in the area perform a va-
at Roswell Adult Recreation Center from 8 – 11 P.M.
dren to classical music in a fun atmosphere; to pro- Randall Bramblett Band riety of music, from Appalachian Mountain to blue-
Ages 50 & up. $10 per person. 770-641-3950.
Drink, A New Show At Art Center West
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Drink identifies and celebrates a diverse cross-section of Roswell’s own Debra Fritts and reputable vessel makers
both sculptural and functional approaches to one of the including Nick Joerling, Brad Schwieger, and Ted Saupe.
most basic ceramic forms. A cup or mug may be the Also contributing to the diversity of Drink will be works
most intimate form that ceramic artists can make. We created by the teaching staff, residents, and class partic-
use this form on a daily basis, touch it with our hands, ipants at Art Center West that make up the Roswell Clay
and bring it to our lips. At its most basic level, a cup is Collective
merely a container with the potential for handles. Yet
these simple and defining boundaries can be interpreted The show begins on Aug. 2 and will be on view at Art
in an infinite number of ways, allowing for countless Center West Gallery,1355 Woodstock Road, Roswell,
conclusions. Drink intends to redefine and expand the through Sept. 10.
common idea of ceramic cups and mugs and includes a The show will also be available online at www.roswell-
range of forms from many of the field’s most accom- claycollective.com/gallery.html Gallery Hours are M-F
plished artists. Among the 22 invited artists are estab- 10 am – 5pm, please call 770.641.3990 for weekend
lished figurative artists such as Joe Bova, Beth Lo, and availability
August Events 13
grass to Southern gospel. "Pass-the-hat" donations. night full of songs, trivia, and a lot of 60's style Lovin'. 817-4242. taining to watch as it is to listen to. His influences are
Handicap Accessible. $5 parking. 8:00PM. Doors open @ 7:30PM. Cover: $10 August 27 drawn from a wide variety of styles, including Folk,
Phone: 800-573-9659 ext. 305. Unicoi State August 14 Ragamuffin Music Hall. 585 Atlanta Street, Celtic, Indie, and even Punk Rock artists, as well as
Park, 1788 Hwy 356, Helen, GA 30545 Chastain Park Concerts. www.classicchastain.com Roswell. LINDSEY SELF CD Release Concert reknowned acoustic guitarists Michael Hedges,
August 13 Erykah Badu with Bilal. 8:00 PM. Doors Open @ 7:30. Cover: $10 Andy Mckee, and Justin King. Mark Kroos has truly
Chastain Park Concerts. www.classicchastain.com Doors open at 7:00 pm. August 28 developed his own edge on the acoustic guitar.
.38 Special with Drivin’ N Cryin’ & Sonia August 20-22 Ragamuffin Music Hall. 585 Atlanta Street, Mark's debut solo album, "And Grace Will Lead Me
Leigh. Doors open at 7:00 pm. The Funny Farm Comedy Club, Roswell. Roswell. Home," was released in January to rave reviews.
August 13-15 Come enjoy Jake Johannsen. Check online for Anitra Holley. A veteran of the Atlanta music
The Funny Farm Comedy Club, Roswell. tickets www.funnyfarmcomedyclub.com or call scene, singer/songwriter Anitra Holley has found EVENTS & FESTIVALS
Come enjoy Eddie Ifft. Check online for tickets 770-817-4242. her home in Americana. Formerly the frontwoman August 7
www.funnyfarmcomedyclub.com or call 770-817- August 21 and songwriter for rock band Amerigo Poppy, Ani- 2nd Annual Schindaufest
4242. Shen Yun Performing Arts. Cobb Energy Center tra has traded the angst of her youth for a more Plan to come to the Northeast Georgia Mountains
August 14 2:00pm & 8:00 pm. Phone: 770-916-2800. rootsy, reflective approach to songwriting. Calling for an Old-Fashioned Traditional Village fest. Enjoy
(See page 15) Frank Vignola's Hot Club www.cobbenergycentre.com. upon the influences of her childhood, Anitra's music a "Taste of Bavaria" provided by local restaurants.
8:00 PM. Advanced Tickets: $35.00. Day of Show Shen Yun Performing Arts offers an exhilarating suggests faint recollections of Joni Mitchell, Emmy- Find a great deal on slightly used German clothing
& Door: $40.00. (Cash and Checks only at the world-class production that celebrates the excel- lou Harris, and Johnny Cash throughout. Her use of or bring yours to sell. Free event. $2 parking fee.
Door). Chattahoochee Nature Center. For event lence and grandeur of classical Chinese dance and instrumentation, soul stirring melodies, and grip- 1074 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, GA 30545
Informaton call: 770-365-7738 music. ping lyrics seamlessly meld together to create the August 21
In celebration of Django Reinhardt's 100th birth- August 25 appropriate mood for each song. 8:00PM. Doors Trilogy Trolley Crawl
day, guitar virtuoso Frank Vignola, a leading propo- Chastain Park Concerts. www.classicchastain.com open @ 7:30PM. Cover: $10 Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall, Smith Plantation
nent of Reinhardt's gypsy jazz style of playing, has The B-52’s & Blondie. Doors open at 6:30 pm. September 3 Guests will be transported to Las Vegas (Barrington
assembled a topnotch quintet for a searing tribute August 26 Ragamuffin Music Hall. 585 Atlanta Street, Hall), Nashville (Bulloch Hall), and New York City
to one of his earliest musical influences. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Roswell. (Smith Plantation) with food, drinks, and music re-
August 14 http://www.vzwamp.com/events/ Mark Kroos. Special Friday Night Show!! flecting each city's unique character. What happens
Ragamuffin Music Hall. The Dukes fo September Rhythm Revue featuring 8:00PM. Doors open @ 7:30PM. Cover: $10 at Barrington stays at Barrington as Barrington Hall
585 Atlanta Street, Roswell. Donal Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs. Hailing from Williamsburg, VA, Mark Kroos is one is filled with the excitement of the Vegas Strip. Bul-
Did you grow up to the sound of The Beatles? Can Doors open at 6:30 pm of the world's ONLY touring double-neck guitarists. loch Hall will take us to the Grand Ole Opry, featur-
you recite every song word for word? Then this is a August 27-29 His almost strictly instrumental style is character- ing all of the fun that country and western music has
night you won't want to miss. Fred Watts, Mike The Funny Farm Comedy Club, Roswell. ized by open harmonies, polyphonic textures, and to offer. Smith Plantation will transform into the
Orlin, Gary McCoy, and Mark Pertain come to- Come enjoy James Sibley. Check online for tick- incredible tapping technique. He is a true per- streets of New York City with iconic music and
gether to bring the Beatles back to the stage in a ets www.funnyfarmcomedyclub.com or call 770- former, as well as musician, and his show is as enter-
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14 Events August
foods found throughout the streets of the Big Apple. childbirth by providing a soothing environment for
For a complete guide to area events visit www.theroswellcurrent.com
August 21 the mom during labor. Completion of the class is re-
Fool’s Gold Mountain Bike Race & Festival If you have an event please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org quired to be considered for water birth at NFH.
The Fool's Gold 100 is Georgia's first and only 100 $30.00 per couple (patient and one support per-
mile mountain bike race. Be prepared to ride hard son). Prepayment for this class is required. For more
mier fund raising event for the Drake House, a char- August 9
and drink a few Yazoo, Sweetwater, and Terrapin information please contact us at 1-877-22-Tenet
ity providing crisis residential housing for homeless Steve Stroud Annual Golf Marathon at Brookfield
brews. With the thousands of dollars in cash and (1.877.228.3638).
women and their families. Volunteers make and Country Club to benefit STAR House Foundation.
prizes, racer and volunteer schwag, all of the essen- August 12
serve their own homemade ice cream on the his- Play as many golf holes in one day as you can in this
tial amenities (i.e. optional lodging with meals & Roswell Youth Football & Cheer Association
toric Roswell Square. For only a $5 donation ($15 unique Golf Marathon!
beer) all weekend, we think this one will be on your presents A Speaker Program featuring “Vince
for families), you get all you can eat! I challenge you www.starhousefoundation.org
race calendar for good! (706) 864-3513. North Dooley”. For ticket information contact Heather at
to find better ice cream at a better price. August 9
Georgia Mountains - Website: email@example.com
Fall / Winter Open Registration Begins
http://www.55nine.com/100.html August 14
COMMUNITY Roswell Area Park. Bill Johnson Community Activ-
August 24 Shredfest 2010
August 6 ity Building. 770-641-3760. Numbers will be
Roswell Connect. A new approach on the tradi- Roswell Recycling Center. 8am-12pm
First Friday at Yonah Mountain Vineyards handed out at 9:00 am
tional business networking event brings together The hours will be 8AM until 12 noon or until the
Tasting Room - at 6-9 pm Registration begins at 10:00 am. On-line Registra-
members of the Roswell business community with a truck fills up, whichever comes first. Limit: 5 boxes
First Friday is the night when all the merchants at tion begins at 10:00 am at
common goal of increasing business in Roswell. or 200 pounds of documents per vehicle. Roswell
Sautee Village (Yonah Mountain Vineyards, Inside- http://www.roswellgov.com/index.aspx?NID=51
5:30pm to 7:30 pm. Resurgens Orthopaedics, and non-Roswell residents are welcome to partici-
Out Sautee, Elfmade Wooden Toys) stay open late. August 10
1285 Hembree Rd, Suite 200A. RSVP’s recom- pate.
We offer light appetizers, fine wine, live music and Cooking Class at Barrington Hall with Chef
mended. For more information about Roswell Con- August 14
good company. You bring your instrument, a picnic John Wilson: Summer in Italy. 6:30 – 9:30 P.M.;
nect and the Find It All Roswell Campaign please Riverside Farmers Market
and a friend. Phone: 706-878-5522 - Address: Limited to 10 Participants; $50 per person. 770-
call the Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau at City Hall. 8am-12pm
2454-B Highway 12, Sautee-Nacoochee, GA 640-3855
30571 August 12
August29 August 14
August 7 Waterbirth Class.
2-4pm Rain or Shine Adult, Child and Infant CPR. 9:00am
Riverside Farmers Market Hospital Classrooms, 3000 Hospital Blvd. Roswell,
The 6th Annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream North Fulton Regional Hospital. 3000 Hospital
City Hall. 8am-12pm GA 30076
Crankin’. Benefiting The Drake House. Boulevard. Roswell, GA 30076
404-613-7670 This course is designed for couples desiring to learn
Roswell Square. This class will provide comprehensive information
August 7-8 about the option of a water birth delivery. Some
Here is your chance to sample over 170 different and practice in CPR and obstructed airway rescue
Ms. Senior Georgia pageant at Roswell people find water relaxing and comforting, such as a
flavors of homemade ice cream, all for only five for infants, children and adults. Class is broken up
Cultural Arts Center at 2 P.M.; 770-998-4536 warm bath at the end of a long day or a vacation
bucks! Miss Mary's Ice Cream Crankin' is the pre- into portions; adult and child together, followed by
near the ocean or a lake. Water may help during
Continued from page 6
The Future Looks Bright as a way of the city providing the
Despite what you may hear with necessary investment for business to
regards to the national economy, thrive. “Canton Street started with
Roswell is showing positive signs of infrastructure. People then realized
growth. Millions of dollars have how nice it could be,” he said.
been spent on the renovation of the A prime example of reuse is Diesel
Doubletree Hotel and the new Area Pizza on the corner of Norcross and
51 Entertainment complex, which Alpharetta streets. It is now a
contains a new movie theater and restaurant in what used to be an au-
miniature golf course. Area 51 has tomotive repair shop. The midtown
already created over 24 new jobs be- area is rife with possibilities like
yond the money invested in renova- this. These are initiatives that take a
tion. strong vision and entrepreneurial
The city is not sitting still, either. courage to develop. Dippolito feels
Recently, the redevelopment of mid- that once businesses like Diesel
town, which runs along Alpharetta Pizza begin to flourish along the
Street from Norcross Street to Hol- midtown corridor, larger investors
comb Bridge Road, has begun. This could bring creative ideas to some of
When You Visit A is a streetscape project to improve the larger properties. He stresses
the overall look of the area. Along that keeping a good balance is the
Business this corridor is the potential for big key.
success. The growth of Canton As all of these factors unfold, even
In Our Publication.... Street and the overwhelming success in a down economy, one truth has
emerged. Roswell’s future economic
of Alive After 5 lead many to believe
the midtown area can finally pros- development hinges on good old
per. American entrepreneurship. As
Dippolito believes that adaptive Wakefield noted, “We need to think
differently. The time of big boxes are
Tell Them You Saw Their Message In reuse along this corridor will be the
initial building blocks of success. He gone.” She stressed the need to en-
courage small businesses to think of
The Current ! uses the example of the infrastruc-
ture improvements to Canton Street Roswell as a potential home.
August Events 15
infant instruction. You are welcome to stay only for Classrooms at North Fulton. 3000 Hosptial Blvd. Aromatherapy Class: Healing oils of the Bible. Fea- lake stocked with catfish, bass, and bream. Fish
the adult and child portion if you are not interested Roswell, GA 30076 Planning for Your Future This is turing Vicki Edge, CPC , Author of Health Strat- caught can be kept. Bring your own bait and rods.
in the infant CPR. However Infant CPR is not of- not just for the Senior Population. Topics will include egy: Essential Oils ( a recipe book for Some rods are available for loan. Call for directions
fered as a separate class and therefore you must at- long-term care, living wills, and more. For more in- aromatherapy). Oils for healing, cleansing, and holy to "Buck Shoals." $5 parking. Phone: 706-878-
tend the entire day for this portion. First Aid is not formation please contact us at 1-877-22-Tenet annointing are mentioned more than 500 times. 3087 - Address: Smithgall Woods Conservation
included, as we offer a separate course in this area (1.877.228.3638). Mary and Joseph used them to keep baby Jesus and Area, 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen, GA - Located on GA
of study. The fee for this class is $45.00 for all three August 18 themselves healthy! Come and learn, enjoy, share Hwy 75 Alt, 3 miles W of Helen.
portions, or $35.00 if interested in only the adult Alpharetta Roswell Newcomers Club and experience these oils. This event will be held August 24
and child instruction. Pre-payment is required to ARNC is a social club welcoming women new to the from 10am-11:30am at Herb Shoppe of Roswell & Maternity Services Tour. 4:00pm/
hold your space in class. For more information area. This month's General Meeting will include a Wellness Center 1030 Woodstock Rd. Ste. 3104. Our free tour offers an informative view of the ma-
please contact us at 1-877-22-Tenet presentation by Joe Kissack, author of "The Fourth For more information call 770.594.0047. ternity area at North Fulton Regional Hospital. Par-
(1.877.228.3638). Fisherman". A buffet lunch will also be provided. August 21 ticipants meet in the Main Lobby the day of your
August 14 Please join us at 10:00 a.m. at Hembree Park Movies At Riverside Park tour. Please only register "Mother to be". For more
The Dahlonega Artist Marketplace - 8/7, Recreation Center, 850 Hembree Road, Roswell. Rverside Park. A B98.5 A Movie TBA information and/or additional tour dates, please call
8/14, 8/21 & 8/28/10 at 7 am - 3 pm For more information, please contact us at 678- Movies begin at dark. City of Roswell’s FREE Family (770) 751-2660.
Marketplace features juried original handcrafted 318-1442 or visit our website Movie Series Bring a picnic along with your lawn August 27
artwork from local area artists. Artist set up their www.arnewcomers.org. chairs and blankets, enjoy great music, play on the Law Enforcement - Look & Learn
tents and sell their artwork This event is in conjunc- August 20 playgrounds, then settle in for movie fun. Food and Roswell Law Enforcement Center
tion with the Dahlonega Farmers Market located in Rain Barrel Workshop drinks may be purchased at the concession stand. Ages 6-12. 4-5:30pm
Hancock Park on the corner of N. Park St. and War- 1:30-2:30pm. Roswell City Hall, Room 220 August 21 Tour the City of Roswell’s Law Enforcement Center.
wick St. Artist's interested in setting up booths, call. Barrels are $35. The class is limited to 15 people The East Cobb Market. 10:00am to 6:00pm Learn about the history of the Department and the
Phone: 706-867-8134. Olde Cannery Art Center, and one barrel per person. Your fee will include all at Friends & Family Chiropractic, Marietta, GA. Law Enforcement Center, personal safety, calling 911,
61 Enota St, Dahlonega, GA suppies needed to take home a completed rain bar- The East Cobb Market is a great family event! It is an peer pressure, fingerprinting, permits, criminal inves-
August 15 rel. You must pre-pay by August 13th. To register, outdoor event filled with local vendors and artists tigations and more. See the Administrative area, the
Third Sundaes at Barrington contact Laura Aikens at 770-641-3742 or selling their goods. There will be shopping, food, 911 center, the criminal investigations division and de-
Barrington Hall firstname.lastname@example.org. music, and tons of fun! Sponsored by Friends & Fam- tectives. Be sworn in, and receive a Junior Police
Join us on the third Sunday of each month from May August 20 ily Chiropractic. 2500 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta, badge. Take home educational materials and activity
to August for an old fashioned ice cream social. At Riverside Farmers Market GA 30066. books. Ages 6-12, age on date of event.
the end of your tour you will be treated to a free ice City Hall. 8am-12pm August 21
cream sundae as our celebration of cool treats. 404-613-7670 Youth Fishing Days at Buck Shoals -
August 17 August 21 8:30 am - 4 pm
Planning for your Future. 5:30pm Healing Oils from the Bible! Children and their special "big person" can fish in a
The Frank Vignola Trio
Live in Concert Lakeside at 8 p.m. on
Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Chattahoochee Nature Center
The Frank Vignola Trio will heat virtuoso trio mixes high-energy orig-
up the night at the Ben Brady Lake- inal material with unique renditions
side Pavilion at the Chattahoochee of contemporary tunes to create a
Nature Center on Saturday, Aug. 14, smoking-hot blend of contemporary
with a unique and versatile blend of acoustic rock, gypsy jazz, bluegrass,
‘Hot” gypsy style jazz, reflecting the swing, and blues. The late guitar
musical genius of Django Reinhardt. titan Les Paul named Frank one of
Guitar virtuoso Frank Vignola, the five guitarists he admired most.
has assembled a topnotch trio for a Frank's new album, “Frank Vignola's
searing tribute to one of his earliest Hot Club,” is a centennial tribute to
musical influences, the legendary one of his guitar heroes, Django
Django Reinhardt, with his “Hot” Reinhardt. Tickets are $35 pur-
gypsy jazz style of music. This gui- chased online from www.sixstringso-
tar master is incredibly versatile, cialclub.com. Or, you can purchase
having collaborated with both Lionel tickets at the door for $40. Call
Hampton and Madonna, playing 770-365-7738 for more information.
musical pieces from both Mozart This concert is offered as part of
and Black Sabbath on the same the Chattahoochee Nature Center
record. Long Island-born Frank Vi- Concert Series presented by the Six
gnola breaks down the barriers be- String Social Club and sponsored by
tween popular music and traditional New Kent Capital, the Holiday Inn
jazz to create a unique acoustic of Roswell, The Roswell Current,
string musical experience. His all- and Atlanta Diamond Design.
16 Health & Wellness August
Creating A Family Health History
Your great-aunt Edna had red hair. prevent adverse health outcomes. If high blood pressure, stroke, kidney
All your cousins have brown eyes. Your you are at risk for certain diseases, disease and alcoholism. Also note re- SPECIAL EVENT
father is six-feet tall. Your uncle served such as breast or colon cancer, your lated conditions that include breast Learning your family health his-
in the military, and your brother is fol- doctor may recommend more frequent and ovarian cancer, colon and en- tory is all part of preparing for a
lowing in his footsteps. It usually is screenings beginning at an earlier age. dometrial cancer, and thyroid cancer long and healthy life. We all want to
easy to track the physical or historical Lifestyle changes that include follow- and colon polyps. When possible, live long, fulfilling lives. With a lit-
information about a family. But what ing a healthier diet, exercising on a record the age at onset of the condi- tle preparation, we can help ensure
about your family’s health history? Did regular basis or not smoking could tion. Other medical problems that that all of our years are enjoyable.
your grandmother have breast cancer help lower your chance of developing should be included are birth defects, By starting early, you can help your-
when she died at age 45? Has anyone heart disease or other common ill- such as spina bifida, cleft lip or heart self and your family members enjoy
in your family tree had heart disease? nesses. defects, learning problems or mental each moment of your life.
It is important to know your family The best way to start a family health retardation, vision or hearing loss at a North Fulton Hospital will offer
medical history because this informa- history is to talk to relatives. Older young age, sudden death in someone a free program — How to Prepare
tion may hold the key to your future. family members may not want to share who was otherwise healthy, and multi- for a Long Life — on Tuesday, Aug.
Many physical traits, such as hair color, this information or they may not know ple miscarriages or stillbirths. If you 17, at 5:30 pm.
eye color and height, are inherited. their medical history. But whatever know where your family originated, Topics to include:
Certain health conditions also can be you can discover may be helpful. Start such as Europe, Africa or South Amer- • Personal Health Records – what
passed on from one generation to the with information about yourself and ica, record that as well. Some genetic are they, and why are they useful?
next. When several family members add medical background on your par- health problems occur more frequently • Preparing for a potential hospi-
have heart disease, diabetes or some ents, siblings and children. Then start in certain ethnic groups. tal stay and your care afterward
cancers, you may be at increased risk going back one generation at a time to A family health history is a living • Long-term care planning
for that health problem, as well. include nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, document that should be reviewed and • Longevity insurance
This does not mean you will auto- grandparents and cousins. updated every couple of years. For a Call 770-751-2660 for more in-
matically inherit high blood pressure Pertinent information would in- free, downloadable version of My Fam- formation and to register.
or ovarian cancer. But by compiling clude date of birth, age, age at death, ily Health Portrait developed by the
your family medical history, you can cause of death and any known medical U.S. Department of Health and
have a greater understanding of your problems, such as cancer, heart dis- Human Services, visit www.familyhis-
health risks and take steps to reduce or ease, diabetes, asthma, mental illness, tory.hhs.gov.
North Fulton Hospital Places On
Quality Honor Roll
North Fulton Hospital in Roswell known to be the most effective meth-
has been named to the Georgia Hospi- ods of treatment for patients who have
tal Association’s (GHA) Partnership suffered heart attacks, heart failure or
for Health and Accountability (PHA) pneumonia. The ACM is a composite
Quality Honor Roll. measure that determines whether or
The honor roll is based on clinical not a patient received the right care at
data provided by the federal Centers the right time.
for Medicaid & Medicare Services For instance, a recommended treat-
(CMS), which administers the nation’s ment to help prevent a heart attack is
Medicare and Medicaid programs. The to take aspirin either before or upon
data was collected from January 2009 arrival at the hospital, as well as at dis-
to December 2009. charge. A suggested treatment for
" “This is a great accomplishment for
North Fulton Hospital,” said Joseph
pneumonia is to administer an antibi-
otic within four hours of a patient’s ar-
! )&- & 24 *&$&0 ' .+% Parker, president of GHA. “This recog-
nition further underscores the com-
rival. A hospital’s adherence to these
recommended clinical practices usually
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mitment of the North Fulton Hospital leads to better outcomes.
#)+.-&(# 1 #4-&0 staff to ensuring that every patient re- “It is our mission to ensure that each
2,,*-( /*%(& % ceives the best, most effective health of our patients receives the right care
care possible.” at the right time and this recognition
('. '# ', All acute care hospitals are required validates this,” said Debbie Keel, chief
( ,#('+ ,( (+/ %% to submit care data to CMS. This data executive officer of North Fulton Hos-
++ .+% * + 3&/ - 4 .-%*1*.- details how well a hospital’s caregivers pital. “This honor is a tribute to the
". 2 /* - ( 1 & 24 1 adhere to a list of eight Appropriate hard work and dedication of our staff
Care Measures (ACM), which are the who are constantly working to make
/// *$/ 1 (% (& clinical processes of care that are excellent care even better.”
August Health & Wellness 17
So, You Need Surgery…
The thought of going under the
knife for any type of surgery can be
daunting for many people. However,
the days of major scars, long hospital
stays and even longer recoveries may
be in the past for some necessary
and cosmetic surgeries, thanks to
minimally invasive surgery tech-
Minimally invasive surgery, also
known as “keyhole” or “band-aid”
surgery, has become an alternative to
traditional “open” surgeries for many
different procedures. From removing
gallstones, to gynecological and plas-
tic surgery procedures, to spine and
back surgery, nearly every organ in
the human body is accessible to a
surgeon’s camera and scalpel. cology, neurosurgery, orthopedic
Unlike traditional surgeries, which surgery, plastic surgery and spine
sometimes require long, deep inci- surgery.
sions, minimally invasive surgery is There are several advantages to
performed using small incisions. A minimally invasive surgeries. Since
the overall trauma to the skin and
muscles is reduced, post-operative
Minimally invasive sur- pain is lessened, which may allow
gery has become an alter-
“ patients to get out of bed, walk and
native to traditional move around within hours of their
operation, where recovery time for
“open” surgeries for many traditional surgeries can last weeks
different procedures. or months. Also, minimally invasive
surgeries can have a reduced infec-
thin instrument with a camera on tion rate because the body’s tissues
the end (called a laparoscope or en- are not exposed to the open air for
doscope) is then inserted along with long periods of time as they are in
miniaturized graspers and scissors to traditional surgery.
perform the operation. The surgeon No matter what type of surgery
operates by watching a video display. you require, whether it is traditional
Many different types of surgeries or minimally invasive, be sure to dis-
can be performed using minimally cuss all of your options and concerns
invasive techniques. The procedures with your health care provider and
include, but are not limited to, gen- follow the advice and guidelines they
eral surgery on the gallbladder and set forth.
appendix, colorectal surgery, gyne-
Options For Spinal Care
North Fulton Hospital is providing And now with the latest advances
you with new options through its in minimally invasive surgery, North
comprehensive approach to spine Fulton Hospital is making spine sur-
care. Whether you need pain manage- gery a better alternative to living with
ment, non-invasive procedures, or back pain through significantly re-
surgery, board certified pain manage- duced hospital stays and increased re-
ment physicians, orthopedic surgeons covery times.
and neurosurgeons are prepared to For a referral to one of these physi-
help you achieve the active lifestyle cians, please call 770-751-2600 or
you had before the pain. visit nfultonhospital.com/physician.
18 Finance August
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While these annual sequently revoked will be
forms don’t require the published by the IRS in
payment of tax, they do early 2011.
provide valuable infor- However, it should be
mation to the public on Finance noted that not all charities
what the charity does, that do file the required an-
how much in contribu- nual filings are created
tions the charity took in, equal. A “good” charity
how the contributions spends most of its contribu-
were used by the charity, as well as tions on the intended charitable
identifying the key individuals who purpose (instead of “administrative”
are associated with the charity. or “noncharitable” purposes). Giv-
The purpose of the IRS giving ing a dollar to one charity might re-
tax-exempt status is to avoid taxing sult in 95 cents going to the
Michael J. Brewster, P.C. those activities that are deemed to
benefit the public as opposed to
charitable purpose while giving a
dollar to another might only result
Attorney At Law those activities that are designed to
generate a profit. The annual fil-
in only 50 cents going to the chari-
table purpose. The annual disclo-
Social Security Former Sta Attorney ings provide transparency of the sures are important in helping to
charities’ operations to the public give the public confidence that con-
Disability & Social Security Administration but also provide the IRS with the tributions are being properly re-
Over 30 Years Experience opportunity to determine if the or- ceived, used and reported by the
Long Term ganization is conducting its opera- charity.
email@example.com tions consistent with the IRS rules
Disability necessary to maintain the tax-ex- Thomas Bowen, an attorney and certi-
770-425-1838 empt status. fied public accountant, is a principal
Receiving a tax-exempt status does with the accounting firm of Thomas
248 Roswell St. SE, Marietta not allow an organization to operate Bowen, CPA, located in Roswell. The
any way it chooses. An organization firm offers tax and accounting services
that abuses its tax-exempt status can to both individual and small-business
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regress to the bad-breath activity above.
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y the guidelines of:
Enjo hassle-free, The American Heart Association
fortune in having a business guru for a pet. For this reason I believe the Har-
The American Diabetes Association vard Business Review and other periodicals might still serve a purpose to the
meals for as little as $20 a day The American Cancer Society business community as a whole. I just wish we had rescued Mr. Puffin
sooner; it would have save me a bundle in subscriptions, not to mention on
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August Community 19
Education Is A Great Gift CHLOE B. JEWELERS
And Responsibility Platinum • Gold • Diamonds • Silver
The other day a teacher friend school, studying hard, learning the
posted on her Facebook page, “Just basic skills of math and reading, en-
wondering where my summer went. riching our lives with the stories of
If you find it, please send it back to our history — are all ways in which
Most Watch Batteries
me. I need more of it!”
Good question! It’s hard to believe
we exercise that responsibility.
In the church world (where I spend
that the summer is virtually over. Oh, most of my life), we use the word
I know — summer doesn’t “stewardship” to describe
officially end until Sept. 22. the responsibility we have to
But the real end of summer care for the world in which
comes when the school bell we live. Sadly, many, if not
rings for the first time, and most, people think of that
if your children aren’t back word only in reference to
in school yet, they will be money. Say the word stew-
soon. The resumption of ardship, and people auto-
school hits us all. Even matically think money.
those of us without school- Faith The fact is, stewardship is
Loans On Jewelry
aged children in the house a far richer word, describing
feel the effects when the DR. LANE ALDERMAN not only the way we take
morning commute grows a care of our financial re- 885 Woodstock Rd. • Suite 425
little longer with the end- sources, but also the way in Roswell, GA 30075
less wait behind the school busses. which we care for all of the gifts God
Summer is over and school is back has given to us, including our brains.
in session. But rather then lament the Going to school and developing our
loss of summer’s freedom, perhaps we brains is good stewardship. We’re tak-
Tu e s d a y - F r i d a y 1 0 - 6 : 3 0 , S a t u r d a y 1 0 - 4
need to give thanks for the opportu- ing the gift God has given to us, and
nity we have to achieve an education. we’re developing and shaping it for
I hope in the next few weeks you will the good of God’s world.
join me in saying thank you to all But here is what is really special —
those folks who enable our schools to that stewardship of our minds doesn’t
function. Make a point of thanking a end with graduation. It is a life-long
teacher, a school custodian, a bus responsibility. The pursuit of knowl-
driver, an aide, an administrator. edge never ends. God gave us brains,
Sadly, these folks are not always the and God expects us to continue to de-
best paid people in the neighborhood, velop them, to use them to learn and
but they are the people to whom we to grow, and to use them to make this
have entrusted the vitally important a better world for all God’s people.
work of teaching and educating our Even as adults, when we take the time
children. to read, to learn and to think, our per-
The public school system in Amer- sonal lives are enriched and the world
ica is often maligned, and the fact is, becomes a better place in which to
some of the criticism is justified. But live.
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20 Real Estate August
Featured Property For August List Price: $455,000
Recent Home Sales
Location! Location! Loca-
Sales Price: $455,000
tion! A gated community lo- Days on Market: 2
cated right off of Windward Address: 560 Terrace Oak Drive
Parkway, 400 north to exit Desc: 4 bed/ 4 ba, hardwoods thru out
11. Townhomes and condos
available in this exclusive
development. 229 units and
90 percent sold.
Address: The Villages of List Price: $329,900
Devinshire, 13100 Deerfield Sales Price: $311,000
Parkway, Alpharetta 30004 Days On Market: 235
Address: 915 Hickory Oak Hollow
Price: 2 bedrooms/2baths Desc: 3 bed/ 3.5 ba, large fenced yard,
$140’s; 3bedroom/2baths tiled kitchen,hardwoods, new roof, gutters
$150’s; 3 bedroom/2.5baths
townhomes with garages
$170’s and $180’s
The Villages of Devinshire, 13100 Deerfield Parkway, Alpharetta 30004
Features: Large floorplans ranging from
1,200-2400 square feet. A unique development Schools: Manning Oaks Elementary, Hopewell List Price: $267,000
that offers all the amenities with a mainte- Middle, Alpharetta High School Sale Price: $267,000
nance-free lifestyle. Three clubhouses, two fit- Address: 205 Park Bridge Lane
ness centers, clubroom, pool, tennis courts, Exclusively marketed by Roswell Towne Re- Desc: 3 bed/ 2.5 bath, hardwoods,
walking trails, playground, picnic areas and a alty; 404-631-6333; www.roswelltownere- upgraded kitchen, SS appl
gated entrance. alty.com
August Real Estate 21
Of Poker And Property
By Paul Cook was a poker game I would have been
the guy coming in guns blazing bet-
Arriving in Las Vegas you make ting every other hand.
your way to your hotel room. You In poker, the best way to win is to
spend a few hours relaxing from the fold the vast majority of hands. It in-
plane flight and prepare to head to volves an extremely high level of pa-
the casino to get in on a little gam- tience. What fun is it to fly all the
bling. The casino staff brings over way to Vegas just to sit at a poker
your chips as you sit down at a poker table and do nothing?
table surrounded by nine complete It’s the same in real estate. The best
strangers. All of you are vying for the buyers are patient. They track the
same thing — the other player’s market like a hawk waiting for their
chips. This is Texas Hold ’Em. opportunity to strike. They are curi-
Everyone is dealt two cards with ous, inquisitive and work to gather as
five more “community” cards to fol- much information as possible on the
low that every player can use. The other players in the game. Granted,
goal is to try and make the best five- not everyone is looking to make a
card hand or make the others believe huge profit on a home purchase. Most
you have the best hand. The dealer just want a home they love and are
starts dealing and the game begins. willing to pay fair price.
What will it take for you to survive My analogy crosses the closing
in this game and win? What would it table to the selling end as well. Pro-
take to win big? What information is fessional poker players give them-
needed? What strategy is best? selves every advantage imaginable.
Come in guns blazing, betting every They watch posture, movement, bet-
hand? Sitting back and waiting to ting patterns — everything is under
feel the game out? The choice is constant surveillance.
yours. Your money is on the line. Unfortunately, on too many list-
Whether you like it or not, when ings, sellers are not giving them-
you go to buy or sell real estate you selves every advantage. New listings
are making a bet. It’s a gamble. appear on the market with incom-
Granted, you might believe whole- plete or incorrect information. Poor ,
heartedly in where the market is amateur photography is used when a " # $
heading. You might feel comfortable professional photographer is inex-
with interest rates. You might even pensive. Staging is not used. Today’s
feel 100 percent certain that the market is cut-throat just like a poker !
home you are buying is in terrific table. You might get a handshake
shape, it has passed inspection and and a pat on the back after another
all the stars are aligned.
All of us know someone who has
player takes all of your chips. In the
same fashion you will get plenty of
#$ %! "
lost out on a real-estate deal. I am in sympathy from friends and family as
the process of losing $30,000 to your home continues to sit unsold. & ' #( $)%$# ( !" &*!
$40,000 on a condo I own in Buck- Winning in the poker game and
head. I bought it for $110,000 in the real estate game takes a lot of
2001 and today it is worth probably work, patience, determination and
$70,000. How would you feel losing sometimes luck. Create strength in
$40,000 during a trip to Las Vegas? your listings by leveraging every tool
Not well, I’d imagine. available to outmaneuver your com-
I graduated from Georgia Tech and petitors. Uncover your dream home
began working in an engineering po- by finding your target market and
sition. I felt I could get ahead of the patiently assessing the inventory,
game by going ahead and investing in home sales and conditions.
real estate right out of college. Unfor-
tunately, my timing was incredibly Paul Cook is a Realtor with Keller
poor. Massive new condo complexes Williams Premier Atlanta and lives
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and run back to you, but that’s
Lifestyles Of The Furry And Bored awhile until his enthusiasm im-ok for Have A Pet
proves to the point that he doesn’t
Does your dog need something to do? even think about dropping the ball Question?
By Chris Redenbach but races with it in his mouth back
to you because he knows you’ll be In future issues we would like to
We sure love our dogs, but some- a modified fun program where you throwing the second toy in the oppo- answer a dog behavior or training
times we just don’t know how to teach your dog to find treats and site direction. Be patient and always question from our readers, so e-
make their lives happier beyond lib- later hunt for certain odors. It starts quit the game while your dog is still mail email@example.com
eral use of treats and affection. You out just using cardboard boxes and eager for just one more. Isn’t that a with your questions.
may be one of the many pet owners hiding your dog’s favorite treat. Like good sales tactic — always leave Check this spot for notification of
who worry that your dog is bored or many things, it is simple to do but them wanting more? It works to cre- some of the dog activities that will
isn’t getting enough exercise. Per- you will need some guidance if you ate a great yearning and eagerness in be offered at the new K-9 Planet
haps you took your dog to obedience have no previous experience with your dog. Dog Day Care and Training facility
training and maybe a walk along the scent work training in dogs. But this Fetch is great but your dog may be on Oak Street. If you have a trou-
river occasionally, but the dog stills is a growing sport and we’ll be hav- one of those breeds or mixes that bling dog behavior problem, con-
pulls on the leash and walking in ing classes soon right in Roswell. just doesn’t have the instinct to tact Chris Redenbach CDBC,
this heat just doesn’t seem much fun Fetch is one of the best games you fetch. Many breeds don’t and it’s certified dog behavior consultant, at
for either of you. can play with your dog. It is such a perfectly normal. Almost all breeds The Balanced Dog, 404-433-3278
Well, here are some activities that mutual cooperation game that builds like to use their nose, so, besides the or www.thebalanceddog.com
can greatly enhance your dog’s fun, the bond and gets the exercise ac- Nose Work games, you can teach
and mental and physical exercise. complished at the same time. Yet so your dog to search for you. Have an- search complex. Start with the to-
My favorite new activity is called many of my clients lament that their other family member hold the dog. tally easy initial intro exercises you
K-9 Fun Nose Work. Every dog and dog will chase the toy but not bring Show the dog you have a treat or toy, did when you started and quickly re-
owner can do this and it requires no it back. This is easy to fix and can re- then hide somewhere totally obvious view them with your dog in the new
special equipment or location. You sult in great fun once your dog to the dog at first. The person hold- location. Do not cross streets when
can do it in your living room, base- catches on. Try using two balls or ing the dog can say something like doing this.
ment or yard as well as anywhere kongs so that when your dog picks “Find Charles” and turn the dog If you develop a taste for interact-
else. This sport teaches you to em- up the first, you can show him you loose. Then you reward when the ing with your dog like this, you may
power your dog to use his nose — have another in your hand. He may dog finds you. Very, very gradually, want to look into classes for more
just like a real detector dog — but in just drop the one from his mouth make it a bit harder to find you so advanced activities like Nose Work,
the dog has to learn to use his nose. Tracking, Dock Diving, Rally, Herd-
Reward enthusiastically when he ing, Agility and other great sports.
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