Sunshine School Celebrates

The blowing of the shofar (ram’s horn) is an ancient Jewish tradition that continues to play an important part in the days leading up to Rosh Hashanah and during the High Holidays. For students at The Sunshine School, the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s (MJCCA) NAEYC-accredited preschool, making a genuine shofar was, even more, fun than blowing one. Rabbi Levy Mentz, head of J Crafts of Georgia, demonstrated the sawing and drilling aspects of shofar-making. Each of the boys and girls then joined in the fun by using sanding paper and shellac to create their own shofar. The shofar-making program was funded by The Sunshine School’s Parent Teacher Organization. According to According to Raye Lynn Banks, director of The Sunshine School, “As students immerse themselves in enriching activities like this one, they gain a sense of personal achievement which is transformative.” For more info contact Raye Lynn Banks at 678-812-3714 or at RayeLynn.Banks@AtlantaJCC.org

Cocoa With Santa

Santa Claus is coming to Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta this holiday season. Hot Cocoa and Photos with Santa will take place on Sunday, December 4 from 1pm to 3pm. Families can have a memorable keepsake photo taken with Santa by local photographer, Jenny Bianchi, in an elegant setting and then sip on hot cocoa and sample festive treats. The event is priced at $70 per family including parking. Reservations please at Eventbrite.

College Nannies Comes to Perimeter

DeNita McGuinn, owner of College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors in the Atlanta area is excited to announce that they will be moving to the Hammond Springs shopping center in January 2017.  CNST has been serving Atlanta area families since 2010 with a wide range of child care services, ranging from hourly sitting to full-time care.  The move to Sandy Springs is aligned with their core value of Building Stronger Families.  McGuinn believes that by moving their physical location closer to their customers and employees the CNST team will have an opportunity to become a closer member of the Perimeter North community.  This began with full participation in the Sandy Springs Festival in September and will continue with a variety of community events in early 2017. CollegeNanniesAndTutors.com/SandySpringsGa .

Catching Prostate Cancer

A new molecular imaging agent aims to detect recurrent prostate cancer earlier, when used in conjunction with PET (positron emission tomography) imaging. Recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, AxuminTM (fluciclovine F 18) is the first FDA-approved F-18 PET imaging agent indicated for use in patients with suspected recurrent prostate cancer. Northside Hospital is the first hospital in the country to use the new drug commercially. More cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed and treated at Atlanta’s Northside Hospital than anywhere else in Georgia. The hospital offers a comprehensive prostate cancer treatment program, which includes screening and advanced diagnostic capabilities, leading-edge treatment, and support. Beginning at age 50, men at average risk (no family history) for developing prostate cancer should begin to discuss the pros and cons of screening with their doctor. Men at high risk for developing prostate cancer should begin discussing screening even sooner.

Motocross Zooming In

Feld Entertainment® revealed details today surrounding the inaugural “Motofest – The World’s Greatest Motocross Festival,” one of the most historic events in the 40-plus year history of stadium motorcycle racing. For the first time ever, Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, and AMSOIL Arenacross will compete in the same city, at the same venue, on the same weekend with a landmark four-day spectacle to celebrate 25 years of racing inside Atlanta’s legendary Georgia Dome, February 24-27. SupercrossLive.com

Find Your Winter White

The Winter White Party lets your imagination guide you to a memorable evening infused by impressive fashion, exciting entertainment and social interaction orchestrated to a non-stop soundtrack of diversity. The event sets the standard for a fabulous event experience with status as the premier holiday event in the Southeast! Twenty percent of proceeds from this glamorous evening will be donated to SOCIAL GEORGIA, a non-profit organization that gives back to improve our lives and the local community in today’s challenging society. WinterWhiteParty.com

Harry Norman 
Realtors Grows

The Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber was grateful to be a part of a ribbon cutting celebrating the grand re-opening of Harry Norman Realtors located at 4848 Ashford Dunwoody Road on October 25 after major renovations.  On hand were Ansley Emerson; Ana Sterling, Agent; Barbara Pryor, Agent; Didi O’Connor, Agent; Stephanie Snodgrass, Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber; Todd Emerson, Senior VP & Managing Broker; Jenni Bonura, General Manager; Dan Parmer, President & CEO; Rachel McLesse, Agent; Mary Jo Chambless, Agent; Mayor Denny Shortall, City of Dunwoody; Councilman Doug Thompson, City of Dunwoody; Patty Schwed, Agent; Kathy Francis, Agent; Debra Rothenberg, Agent; Meredith Emerson; Tim Karaman, Agent; Jeanne Craft, Agent; Jasmine Butler, Agent; Brent McSpadden, Agent; Christin Friedman, Agent; Allison Morris, Office Manager; Bob Freeman, Agent; Mary Morrison, Agent; Bev Aaron, Agent; Cindy Edwards, Agent; Lisa Sanders, HomeServices Lending; Doug Belew, Agent; Jerry Saunders, Agent; Lisa Schimming, Agent;  Scott Bennett,  Director of IT Services; John Patrick, Agent; John Mason, Agent; Carol Ribeiro, Marketing Coordinator; Robyn Zimmerman, Agent; and Lyn Borkowski, Agent.

Delta Makes Music

Delta Air Lines Foundation has pledged to make a $2.5 million contribution to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Musicians’ Endowment Fund, helping the Orchestra reach an ambitious $25 million goal to permanently endow 11 musician positions in the Orchestra. The Delta Air Lines Foundation gift completes the Musicians’ Endowment Campaign nearly two years ahead of schedule. The Orchestra committed to increasing endowment funding to restore 11 positions to the Orchestra by 2018. To date, more than $25 million in funds have been committed to the Musicians’ Endowment Fund and nine musicians have joined the Orchestra over the past year. The two newest members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra are Samuel Schlosser, Principal Trombone, and Gina Hughes, Piccolo and Flute. Auditions are ongoing and additional positions will be announced as they are filled.  To recognize the generous gift from The Delta Air Lines Foundation, the Principal Tuba Chair, held by Michael Moore, will be endowed and named The Delta Air Lines Chair. The named chair is a fitting tribute to Moore, who is celebrating his 49th season with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Parks Leader

The Trust for Public Land announced today that George Dusenbury, IV, has been appointed Georgia State Director of the nonprofit organization. A well-known conservation advocate and leader, Dusenbury will focus his efforts on improving park access in Atlanta, expanding conservation efforts around the Chattahoochee River, and working in partnership with public and private leaders throughout the state to protect land for people to use. Chattahoochee River area land protection will be a major priority, both outside the greater Atlanta area and in suburban neighborhoods. Since the late 1990s, The Trust for Public Land has helped to acquire and preserve 18,000 acres along 77 miles of the river. Its most recent acquisition completes an 8-mile contiguous stretch in the Northern suburbs of Atlanta. Together with many partners involved in the Chattahoochee River Land Protection Campaign, Dusenbury will explore park and trail development opportunities along the river.  TPL.org