Magic Spells

When someone you love is sick, don’t you wish you had a magic wand to cast out the pain, dismiss the germs forever and banish the bad news?

The Real Winners

More than 6,000 of you chimed in to vote for this month's winners in our Readers' Choice Awards. Congratulations to all the winners, all valuable small business owners in our community. On February 1, we celebrated with a spectacular party at The Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta. The real champions were our Platinum and Gold Sponsors who helped us add pizzaz to the…

15-minute Workout

Want a full body workout but don’t always have time to get to the gym? Get a healthy start to 2018 with these moves you can do at home from the team at Body by Design Fitness Studio in Alpharetta. They are simple yet effective, and can do the most for you while avoiding injury, which is especially important if there isn't…

Feed Your Soul with Culinary Connections

 “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” —James Beard   The holiday season is always full of families, friends…and food! As an integral part of our cultures, food is so much more than simple sustenance. From family stories retold every year, to the more traditional history of particular foods and why they are part of our heritage and celebrations—our holiday…

Home Sweet Here

When many think of home, they imagine a single city or single house. They are instantly flooded with memories of riding bikes down the same streets, growing up in the same house since birth, driving past the same strip malls and parks. My definition of home is a bit more convoluted.

Meet Britt Hall

It was eight years ago when Special Olympics Georgia Forsyth County was introduced to Britt Hall of Alpharetta. He is a Special Olympics Georgia athlete, Georgia Aquarium employee and avid Georgia sports fan. “The first sport I started competing in with Special Olympics was softball. I was with the Forsyth Golden Gloves, and we were a pretty good team,” says…

Denim Forever

Whether it be the perfect pair of jeans or a funky new backpack, there’s nothing like returning to school with an elevated style. I present to you the return of the eighties: denim, denim, denim! As history tells us, this fashion garment dating all the back to the 1800s is here to stay.

Swim Across America

Celebrating 30 years of raising local funds for cancer research, prevention and treatment, Swim Across America (SAA) hosts swim-related events and open water swims coast-to-coast, and is returning for their 5th annual Atlanta Open Water Swim at Lake Lanier on September 23, 2017. What began as a one-time event in Nantucket in 1987 has evolved into over 100 annual events…

Sophomore’s Summer Playlist

I made this playlist two days after completing my second year at college. Sitting in the passenger seat on the way home, I added more than 70 songs to a playlist as the 1996 Chevy Suburban, that would later break down in Indianapolis, schlepped along the weathered Midwestern freeway. With each song I placed, I remembered the moment that was…

Find Local Flavor Slightly North 
of South-Peach & The Porkchop

On a bustling Sunday night, the dining room at Peach & the Porkchop was filled with all walks of life, from couples on date night and groups of friends to multigenerational families and toddlers in high chairs. All gather at this restaurant that boasts it is “slightly north of south,” poking fun at its location on the cusp of Roswell…