Bert’s Adventure: Nominees Welcome

Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families, is now accepting applications and nominations for children to join the magic on their 2020 trip! 

To qualify, children must be between the ages of 5 and 12, live in “The Bert Show” radio listening area, prove financial need and have never been to Disney World. Please visit BertsBigAdventure.org for additional details. 

Going Roundabout

Construction is underway on two new roundabouts in the City of Alpharetta, and motorists who travel Bethany, Mayfield, and Mid Broadwell Roads are being advised to prepare for travel delays.  Physical construction on the roundabouts at the Bethany Road intersections with Mayfield and Mid Broadwell Roads began last month. The work is being timed so that nearby Rucker Road, which has been closed to thru-traffic since late May, will be reopened before roundabout construction begins and able to relieve traffic pressure. The roundabouts, which are funded by the Transportation Local Options Sales Tax approved by voters in 2016, will take approximately one year to construct and carry a combined cost of $4 million. No road closures will be associated with the construction of the roundabouts, but motorists should expect travel delays and occasional, temporary lane closures. Next up, how to use a roundabout!

Destin Wine Time

Founded in 2005, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) has donated $18 Million to Northwest Florida charities through hosting world-class wine and culinary events. These funds have impacted the lives of over 90,000 youth, including those afflicted by health issues and abuse. DCWAF has been recognized as one of the Nation’s ‘Top 10 Charity Wine Auction in the U.S.’ by Wine Spectator Magazine for the last seven consecutive years. The 2019 Harvest Wine & Food Festival provides patrons the opportunity to sip and savor some of the world’s finest wine and culinary selections. Thursday, October 24 is the Celebrity Winemaker Dinners  with celebrity wine representatives from Catena Zapata, Gamble Family Vineyards, PRIME Cellars, and ROY Estate will each headline a multi-course wine dinner in various locations in the South Walton area. Friday’s Al Fresco Reserve Tasting starts at 6PM with a selection of library wines that feature rare vintages not easily accessible to the average consumer. A silent auction featuring a variety of rare wines, staycations and unique experiences continue through October 28.   DCWAF.org

September is Alive in Alpharetta

Back by popular demand, the European Market returns to Downtown Alpharetta on September 21 and 22. Visitors will find some of the best artisans in the area, showcasing an eclectic ensemble of vintage style home decor and furniture, beautiful works of art, handcrafted jewelry, one of a kind finds, fashion (both adult and children’s) clothing and accessories, gifts and unique treasures. The excitement, buzz and visual impact under the tent will make visitors feel like they have entered a market in a foreign land.  Beer lovers in Alpharetta can celebrate the coming of fall with the beer, wine and delicious food at the Alpharetta Brew Moon Fall Fest. The festival offers attendees the best food from some of Alpharetta’s top restaurants, live music from local bands, and refreshing cocktails. The festivities start at 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on September 28 with a $10 entry fee to enjoy the festivities. AwesomeAlpharetta.com

 

Tennis and Golf for Good

Join Northside Hospital for Miracle Babies Golf and Tennis, and help support the tiniest miracles in our community. This event includes a game of golf or tennis, breakfast, lunch, a gift and more. Money raised helps fund Miracle Babies at Northside Hospital, a program that provides transportation support and resources to families while their babies are in the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery. Monday, September 23, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Standard Club. Sponsorships and individual registrations are available. give.northside.com.

Northside Hospital wants to help you quit smoking

As part of Northside Hospital Cancer Institute’s comprehensive approach to promoting healthier lifestyles, Northside offers a six-week Built To Quit program to help you stop smoking and using other tobacco products. Upcoming sessions begin September 10. Classes are conducted primarily in a group setting, with face-to-face interactions. Afternoon classes are available at all three Northside Hospital campuses in Atlanta, Canton and Cumming, with evening classes also available in Atlanta and Cumming. Lunch or dinner provided. Online classes also are available. Northside.com/2019-Built-to-Quit-Class-Registration, 404.780.7653