National Pirates Day!

Students at The Goddard School on Windward Parkway celebrated National Pirates Day by dressing up like pirates and having a parade! This ended their celebration of traveling in the U.S.A, past and present. Arrgh Matey!

August 2017 Around Town

Gwinnett Medical Center traces its roots to a single community hospital, which for decades stood as the only hospital serving the community of northeast metro Atlanta. And while GMC is known for a legacy of care and compassion, today the system is making expert health care even more convenient. The new GMC Primary Care & Specialty Center-Suwanee is conveniently located…

ABCs of Pool Safety

When it comes to drowning, the statistics are pretty staggering. Drowning is the leading cause of injury death to children ages 1 to 4—and the second leading cause of injury death for children ages 1 to 14, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What’s more, statistics show that thousands of children are hospitalized each year for nonfatal…

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In 2005, Alpharetta's Kiddos Clubhouse began as a place where children with special needs could receive the best occupational, speech, physical and behavioral therapies. Pediatric Occupational Therapist and Founder Brett Devore discovered that a personal approach would be his path to providing a truly impacting experience to each patient. Devore became painfully aware of the struggles families faced trying to…

The Inspiring Sullivan Sisters

It’s said the bond between sisters is unbreakable. That holds true for the Sullivan sisters who are three years apart, have strikingly different yet beautiful personalities and, most importantly, share a deep love for one another. In the last several months, however, Saville, 20, and Lilia, 17, have embarked upon an unexpected and challenging journey--but they face it together.

Six Tips from a Pro: How to Ease Your Child’s Separation Anxiety

Oh, the questions of the first day of school: 
“Will I have friends?” “Will school be fun?” “Will parents come to carpool on time?” “Will I have a good snack?”

Team Control+Alt+Delete

Eight eighth grade robotics students, better known as Control+Alt+Delete, made history in the spring after being chosen as the first robotics team ever to represent the state of Georgia in the First Lego League (FLL) International Open Championship this summer in the United Kingdom. They are students at Fulton Science Academy Private School (FSAPS).

Sundara: Bringing India Home

"Style is the intersection of what you wear with who you are." 
That is the motto for Sundara, Kym Hilsher’s authentic fashion line inspired by her travels to India. “I wanted the name to have a meaning. Since it started from India, I wanted that in the story," says Holster. "Sundar means “beautiful” in Hindi. My goal is to make…

Backyard Bling

Owning a home is one thing, but when there is the possibility to make the backyard a personal paradise, look no further than Chris Sears and his company, Sears, Smith and Associates, Inc. Sears, 44, is a Georgia Registered Landscape Architect and company president who developed his expertise thanks to his bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the State University…

Color Your World

Alpharetta homeowners looking to spruce up their humble (or not so humble) abodes, are in luck. Dreamhouse Painting is ready to take on that task for every project, no matter how big or small. Painting a house is a wonderful way to increase curb appeal. It can spruce it up for potential buyers or make it more attractive for the…