Healthier Eating Nearby
Vitality Bowls specializes in açaí bowls – a thick blend of the antioxidant-rich açaí berry, topped with a variety of superfoods – and is now open in Alpharetta. The new franchise location will be the first for Jeff and Paula Sauer, who are long-time area residents. “From the first bite I took from an açaí bowl at Vitality Bowls, I knew it was the start of a new journey for me,” says Paula. “With two children involved in sports and the arts, we lead a very busy lifestyle and often have to eat on the run. There just are not enough healthy restaurants available in the area so we decided to open Vitality Bowls to bring a nutritious option to Alpharetta.” Organic cold brew nitrogen-poured coffee and organic kombucha will also be available on-tap. 364 Commerce St.
Three Schools Honored
Fulton County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Rose and Alpharetta Mayor Jim Gilvin joined for a special presentation and recognition of Lake Windward Elementary School as a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School. Lake Windward Elementary is one of three Fulton County Schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018. Lake Windward Elementary, Heards Ferry Elementary and Shakerag Elementary were recognized in the “Exemplary High Performing” category, placing them among Georgia’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. This is the first time in Fulton’s history that three schools have been named National Blue Ribbon schools at one time.
Marist Open House
Marist School hosts its annual Open House for families with prospective students looking to enter grades 7 through 12. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet students, teachers, and coaches while learning about Marist’s academic, spiritual, and extracurricular programs. The entire campus will be open for visitors to see classrooms, watch performances, tour athletic facilities, and talk to students to learn why they love coming to Marist School.
The event is Sunday, December 2, 1-4 p.m. Principal Kevin Mullally will make a presentation in Centennial Center at 1 p.m. 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE. Marist School is an independent, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory day school enrolling approximately 1,100 boys and girls in grades 7 through 12. It is owned and operated by the Society of Mary (more commonly known as the Marists), a religious congregation of priests and brothers founded in France in 1836.
Gwinnett Medical Center’s Glancy Rehabilitation Center Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary
Gwinnett Medical Center’s (GMC) Glancy Rehabilitation Center recently celebrated its 30 year anniversary of offering inpatient and outpatient therapy and transitional fitness to the community. Glancy Rehabilitation was founded so patients could receive care closer to home. As part of the anniversary celebration, leadership unveiled the Hall of Resilience at Glancy Rehabilitation. The Hall of Resilience is designed to encourage current patients and their families during their journey of healing. L to R: Patient Karen Stewart, patient Bill Barry and Beverly Perala, wife of former patient Floyd Perala.
NFCC Holiday Program
North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) has helped struggling families with holiday assistance for more than 30 years. The Holiday Program helps local families in need receive warm coats, celebrate family traditions and enjoy a special holiday meal. From humble beginnings of just a few dozen families, the program now helps 1,200+ families and 2,700 children celebrate the holidays each year. This holiday assistance relieves the additional financial stress for local families living paycheck to paycheck. NFCCHelp.org/donate.
Summer Classics Gives
Summer Classics Home Atlanta, the manufacturer and retailer of Summer Classics luxury outdoor furnishings and Gabby high style indoor furniture, sponsored the two-day charity polo event, Polo in the Pines, benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, pediatric brain cancer research. The event was held on October 13-14, and Summer Classics Home donated more than $10,000 worth of the company’s outdoor furnishings to the polo event offering attendees multiple spots to sit relax and enjoy a weekend of polo.
Polo in the Pines combines polo, dining and lots of fun for a generous cause: children’s cancer research. This year alone, Polo in the Pines raised $345,000 for pediatric brain cancer research through The Sharon McCollum Knight, Polo in the Pines Pediatric Cancer Research Fund at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Families and children need financial support and help spreading awareness for pediatric brain cancer research. That’s why Summer Classics Home Atlanta is pleased to sponsor this valuable organization to make a difference in the lives of these families.
Stay Youthful at Youthtopia Med Spa
Youthtopia Med Spa has moved to Downtown Alpharetta on Canton Street! After 11 years on Old Milton Pkwy the spa decided to move to the vibrant downtown area. Learn more about all their services from Coolsculpting, Botox, PRP Facials and Laser Services. “We are uniquely dedicated to teaching each person how to find their inner beauty and to help it shine through. Youthtopia is made up of talented, professional people who care for your well being,” says Owner Tracy Olson. “As a group, we want you to feel pampered and to know how very special you are to us.” 770.772.4806 50 Canton St #115, Alpharetta. YouthtopiaMedSpa.com
Craft Beer Galore
Max’s Bottle Shop offers customers a wide variety of beers from all over the world. With more than 1,000, different and unique beers to choose from, even the most avid craft beer lover will be surprised. Located in the heart of Johns Creek, we work hard to bring you an elevated selection of beer, and we work even harder to provide amazing customer service. Pay a visit meet the team. Bring the beer lover in your life and come stock up your beer cooler for the holidays. 6395 McGinnis Ferry Rd #304, Johns Creek