October 2015 Around Town

Cancer Discussed

The Ovarian Cancer Institute will host “A Modern Approach to Ovarian Cancer” event at B’nai Torah at 7 p.m., October 29. The lecture will be given by Dr. Benedict Benigno, author of The Ultimate Guide to Ovarian Cancer, Founder and CEO of The Ovarian Cancer Institute and Northside Hospital’s Director of Gynecologic Oncology. Following the presentation will be the Q&A with panelists consisting of a genetic counselor, BRCA positive individuals and ovarian cancer survivors. Dr. Benigno will be sharing vital information about the newest research efforts and developments with respect to early detection and treatment for ovarian cancer and other cancers related to the BRCA gene mutation, especially breast cancer. He will also cover the issue of men and the increased rate of ovarian cancer in Jewish families, especially Ashkenazi Jewish families. This event is free and open to the public and includes Q and A. A donation to the Ovarian Cancer Institute is appreciated. 700 Mt. Vernon Hwy NE Sandy Springs. Northside.com   BnaiTorah.org

Sushi Online

Bishoku Sushi offers a handy online order form to help you streamline getting good sushi on to your busy plate.  Order sushi, teriyaki, bento box, tempura and the freshest fish and veggie creations from the Sandy Springs restaurant. Bishoku is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday – Saturday.  This editor loves browsing the menu while she works (not having to talk to anyone to place an order, though ALL the folks at Bishoku are wonderful). Check out the menu and treat yourself to a healthy and easy lunch or dinner.  5920 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs. BishokuSushi.com

Ray’s Goes Tex-Mex

Ray’s Rio Bravo, the latest incarnation of the beloved Rio Bravo (c. 1984 to 1995) is now open for business in Sandy Springs and serving its Tex-Mex favorites for both lunch and dinner. “We’ve gotten thousands of requests over the years to bring back this restaurant that so many people loved,” says owner Ray Schoenbaum, original owner of Rio Bravo and founder of Ray’s Restaurants.   “It has been a lot of fun dusting off the original recipe books, recreating our ‘secret formulas,’ and even adding new menu items to cater to people’s evolving tastes.” Ray’s Rio Bravo has an updated industrial design with authentic stucco and exposed brick and ductwork. The restaurant seats more than 186 guests and there’s a patio dining area, which Schoenbaum plans to expand in the coming weeks, and a semi-private mezzanine space for fiestas accommodating 25 guests. 6450 Powers Ferry Road. RaysRioBravo.com

Keep Pets Safe

According to a study by the ASPCA, while 80 percent of pet owners report that they believe it is either very or extremely important for animals to wear ID tags, only 33 percent of that population report always having ID tags on their pets. Not only can it be a pain to try and attach pet tags to the metal ring on collars, many owners also don’t have a collar on their pet because they don’t want to listen to the jangling of tags. Pawdentify is the first pet tag that is virtually silent. Made from a plastic polymer, Pawdentify tags are available in 109 designs and colors that can be customized with up to fifteen lines of rabies, medical and identification information for a pet. Pawdentify attach to collars with a unique device called LINKS-IT that snaps onto the collar eliminating the need for the dysfunctional metal ring.

Northside Gives Quality Heart Care

Northside Hospital has been recognized for providing high quality cardiovascular care through the American Heart Association (AHA) Mission: Lifeline and Get With The Guidelines® programs.  Northside received AHA’s Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Bronze Level Recognition Award, recognizing the hospital’s commitment and success in treating heart attack patients.  The hospital also received the AHA Get With The Guidelines® achievement awards for quality care in treating patients with heart failure, stroke and acute myocardial infraction. Northside.com

New Benz for CAC

The CAC was presented with a new 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 passenger van! Stephen Cannon, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), presented the keys to the van to Tamara Carrera, CEO and executive director of CAC, at a ceremony held at the temporary MBUSA headquarters in Dunwood. Cannon says Mercedes-Benz USA, whose headquarters moved here this year from New Jersey, is pleased to be an active participant in the community in a variety of ways. “Know you have a friend and partner in us,” says Cannon.  CAC is extremely thankful for the generous donation and plans to use the van to provide transportation for neighbors in need to CAC for services. Carrera expects the van to help CAC reach 10-20 percent more individuals a year in the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody communities.  OurCAC.org   MBUSA.com