Win a beach weekend

Lifestyle Publications is partnering with The Henderson Park Inn to award one lucky reader with a holiday at the beach. Head to our website to enter to win a 4-night stay at the Henderson Park Inn along with a $100 gift certificate to Beach Walk Café, and a 50 minute massage for two people at the Salamander Spa.  Included in the stay is a breakfast buffet, picnic-style boxed lunches, happy hour and afternoon snacks. Also, complimentary beach services and bikes. AlpharettaLifestyle.com

Northside: Best Place to Work

Northside Hospital has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2019. Northside Hospital ranks No. 52 out of 100 large employers in the United States and is the only Georgia hospital to make the list. Northside Hospital is one of the fastest growing health care organizations in the Southeast and currently employs more than 16,000 employees, including physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, administrative and support services personnel throughout the Atlanta Region and many parts of Georgia. Northside.com

Cambridge HS Honored

Cambridge High School has been ranked among the 100 Best Public High Schools in the nation, according to TheBestSchools.org ranking website. Cambridge High joins two other Georgia public high schools on the list, which ranks schools based on criteria that includes students’ performance on state proficiency tests and SAT/ACT scores, graduation rates, percentage of students who go on to college, student reviews, and participation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs. At its place at number 42 on the list, Cambridge High is recognized for its broad range of career pathways, including broadcast and video production, computer science, law and justice, and veterinary sciences. The school’s college credit dual enrollment programs are also mentioned, as well as their 40 percent participation rate in the Talented and Gifted program.

Needy Families Served by NFCC

North Fulton Community Charities’ (NFCC) annual holiday assistance program served over 900 families and 1,800 children this year. The holiday assistance program began with Warm Coat Day followed by a Thanksgiving Food Program, a Sponsored Families Program and Santa Shop. Holiday Baskets were also provided to local senior residents in November and December. This year over 150 seniors participated in the basket program. This year almost 1,400 individuals volunteered for the holiday assistance program. The volunteers did everything from set up and clean up to helping families shop for toys and carry groceries.  “I have seen how NFCC has helped the community for many, many years,” said Cheryl Brown, longtime resident and NFCC volunteer. “I love my community and I volunteer because I care about the welfare of others and want to contribute to making a difference in their lives. Please know the significant impact Lifestyle Publications has made to make a difference in the lives of others.” The NFCC holiday program was sponsored by Malon D. Mimms, DataScan and UPS.

Put Sprinklers to Sleep

With temperatures starting to dip towards freezing, Alpharetta officials are reminding property owners to turn off outdoor irrigation systems and protect water pipes from freezing. “Irrigation systems are very much a problem this time of year, as overspray freezes on streets and sidewalks, causing hazardous conditions for motorists and pedestrians,” explained Pete Sewczwicz, the city’s Director of Public Works. “If an accident or injury occurs due to ice caused by a sprinkler system, the owner of that system will be responsible for any injuries or damages that may result.”  The owner of an irrigation system may also be charged for any costs incurred by the City to treat roads on which ice forms due to overspray. More help at Alpharetta.GA.us

Ovarian Cancer Alliance Gala

The Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance celebrates its ninth annual Shaken, Not Stirred Gala. The Southeast’s premier ovarian cancer awareness event will mark its debut at the Georgia Aquarium on February 9.  Guests can expect the same first-class evening of celebration with specialty cocktails, dinner created by Les Dames d’Escoffier International, dancing, casino games, tributes and auctions.  The non-profit’s mission is to increase awareness and educate Georgia’s women of all ages and their families, as well as the healthcare community about the risks and symptoms leading to early detection.  ShakenNotStirredGala.com