February 2017 Around Town 4

Vote Now

The first ever Best of Perimeter North Lifestyle reader awards are up for grabs and your vote is needed.  All this month, votes will be tallied from the link on our website.  Cheer for your favorite places to shop, eat, drink, workout and more.  Rally your friends and neighbors to vote for the hot spots in your neighborhood.  Winners will be honored at a huge party with results splashed out in our April issue. Head to PerimeterNorthLifestyle.com and cast your votes. Share the contest on your FB and social media channels to spread the love for all our local businesses that make living in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody so special.

Wine Success

The 26th Annual Seeing Red Wine Festival, presented by Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation and the Town of Seaside in Northwest Florida, featured more than 250 wines and some of the world’s premier vintners, including Will Mercer of Mercer Winery Randle Johnson of Hess Collection, and Mary Joli  of Willamette Valley Vineyards. The event raised $235,000 to help children in need in Northwest Florida and was a prelude to Destin Charity Wine Auction and the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival taking place, April 28-30, 2017. DCWAF.org Photo by STM Photography

GOCA Gala

The Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance is set to host another spectacular soiree at the Delta Flight Museum with its seventh annual Shaken, Not Stirred Gala, on Saturday, March 11.  The Southeast’s premier ovarian cancer awareness event features a dazzling night of intrigue with specialty cocktails, dinner created by Les Dames d’Escoffier International – Atlanta Chapter Chefs, dancing, casino games, tributes and auctions.  Proceeds from the gala support statewide education and awareness efforts and community outreach programs of the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance. Christine Pullara, host of WXIA-TV’s “Atlanta & Company,” returns as emcee for the evening.  Guests of honor at the gala are two very special women – Amie Moore, whose battle with ovarian cancer tragically ended at the age of 23, and Emily Coughlin, who was diagnosed at 14 years old and is now a junior at the University of Georgia studying cancer research. Partners of the Shaken, Not Stirred Gala, which is produced by Sean O’Keefe Events, include Deoleo, Snyder’s-Lance, Kroger, United Distributing, Tito’s, Gallo, Les Dames d’Escoffier International – Atlanta Chapter and GA Grown. Individual tickets cost $175; sponsorships and tables are available as well. ShakenNotStirredGala.com

Kindergarten Offered

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) is pleased to announce that The Weinstein School preschool has added Transitional Kindergarten (TK) classes to its progressive curriculum. Registration for returning Weinstein School students begins on Monday, December 19. Open enrollment begins Sunday, January 8. Classes begin August 7, 2017. The Weinstein School is located at Zaban Park (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody). To register visit atlantajcc.org/preschool. The Weinstein School’s Transitional Kindergarten curriculum will feature literacy, math, science, and social studies exploration, as well as problem-solving and communications skills.  For more information, contact Kim Sucan at 678-812-3834 or kim.sucan@atlantajcc.org.

Classic Blinds Grows

The team at Classic Blinds and Shutters is thrilled to introduce the newest members of their team, interior designers Melody Tripp and Danna Beatty.  Now, from floor to ceiling the designers are a one-stop-shop for everything you need to make your house your home with unparalleled style and functionality. Melody has been creating custom drapes since 1995 initially for model home designers.  One tool she uses to ensure she is on the same page with my clients is digital renderings, especially when it comes to custom window treatment designs. Clients love to see what their window treatments are going to look like before they purchase and it always gets them so excited they can hardly wait for installation. Visit the show room or call to schedule an in-home consultation and let Classic Blinds and Shutters help you create the home of your dreams whether you’re adding a few new pieces to freshen up or have an entire new space to fill, they are there to help! ClassicBlindsAndShutters.com

Young Scientists

Fulton Science Academy’s robotics team “Control+Alt+Delete” had a strong weekend at the First Lego League (FLL) Regional Robotics Championships, taking home both the First Place Champion’s Award and the Best Overall Robot Performance Award. The results of the weekend competition were exciting, but the fact that the awards were secured by the school’s first all-female robotics team made it even more special. More than 32,000 FLL teams compete in robotics competitions like this one annually, very few of which are comprised of only female students. The FLL challenges kids in more than 80 countries to think like scientists and engineers. Students were expected to address the problem and propose a solution using detailed research, presentation materials, and the creation of a prototype. They also had to build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology to solve a set of missions in the competition’s Robot Game. Throughout their experience, teams had to operate under the FIRST LEGO League signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism®. Control+Alt+Delete decided to tackle this project by researching a more natural way to eliminate mosquitos without using pesticides because pesticides have been linked to adverse health effects including brain tumors.

Leaders Among Us

Want to change the world? Start with your city. On Thursday, February 9, Leadership Sandy Springs will host its third annual Live, Learn, Lead event, featuring nationally-recognized leadership expert Lee Fisher, president and CEO of CEOs for Cities, a member-supported non-profit that connects urban leaders, across industry sectors, generations and North America. CEOs aren’t just the people at the top, they’re change-makers who want to create an innovative city that is a catalyst for economic prosperity. Lee will present the secret sauce in connecting cities across the U.S. to share smart ideas, encourage opportunity, and produce collaborative change. Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 805 Mt. Vernon Hwy, Sandy Springs. Networking/appetizers at 6:30 PM; program 7:30 PM. $25 LSS alumni donors; $30 alumni/public. LeadershipSandySprings.org/, anne@leadershipsandysprings.org.

A Spin on Cleansing

Most disease begins in the colon. Clean Start Cleansing realizes the impact of toxins on our bodies and has focused on cleansing the body using multiple services.  Candice, Sue and Bobby Stevenson have taken a business concept rooted in the first location in Miami and improved on it with the grand opening of the store in Johns Creek.  The store offers colon hydrotherapy, foot detox, steam-v, organic facials, lymphatic massage, far infrared and various other services. They offer an extensive amount of information and a full herb shop offering products from Nature’s Sunshine. You can get more information at CleanStartCleansing.com. Check out the app, Clean Start Cleansing.  Call 770-837-9325 for more information.  Clean Start Cleansing is located at 10305 Medlock Bridge Rd, Suite B-3.

Experts Share

Leadership Sandy Springs has introduced an exciting new program called 12@12 in which the first 12 LSS donating alumni receive an opportunity to sit down for an exclusive lunch and intimate conversation with a CEO of a local company or organization. The first event took place in November with Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital CEO Heather Dexter, an LSS alumna (class of 2003). Heather shared the story of her 18-year professional journey up the ranks at ESJH, through the management changes, to its current profitable state.  Leadership Sandy Springs will offer several 12@12 events over the next year. Next up: Graphic Packaging CEO Mike Doss on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Location TBD. LeadershipSandySprings.org

Cleaner Sleep

The Austin Air Bedroom Machine provides the optimum in clean air for improved sleep. Five levels of advanced filtration remove allergens and contaminants that disrupt sleep with the most sophisticated, proven technologies. It will cleanse the air for areas up to 1500 sq ft and helps reduce snoring and sneezing, reduce nighttime allergies & asthma attacks, strengthen your immune system, reduce coughing and wheezing and eliminate dry mouth and runny nose. Available at Natural Sleep in Buckhead and Alpharetta. NaturalSleepMattress.com

Wise Money

Adding a Home Equity Line of Credit may be a wise New Year’s Resolution.  Around this time of year, many of us have splurged on the holidays and are adding “Save More” to our running list of New Year’s Resolutions.  For most, your home is one of, if not the largest investment you have and could be a great resource to pull funds from for things like consolidating debt, saving for college, or paying for home renovations.  If you are interested in learning more about Home Equity Lines of Credit, contact us today at BankSouth.com.  BankSouth is a Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.  All loans are subject to credit and property approval.

GOCA’s Tales

The Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance and 3G Publishing have collected stories from ovarian cancer survivors and patients as well as their family and friends to tell us how hearing “You Have Ovarian Cancer” has changed their lives forever.   first-personperson stories of hopes, dreams, fears, successes, losses, bravery, and courage are told in their words.  “You Have Ovarian Cancer” is available for purchase for $23.95 (shipping and handling included). Funds raised from the sale of the book will support the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance Education & Awareness and Community Outreach Programs.  For more information on check/money order or bulk ordering please contact the GOCA office at 404.255.1337 or at Info@GAOvarianCancer.org.

Perimeter Artist Featured

Dana Ross, a sculptor based here (danarosssculptor.com), is one of 26 Georgia and more than 250 nationwide artists whose work has been selected by the American Craft Council for its juried show, March 17-19, at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Ross and the non-profit American Craft Council, which is celebrating its 75th year, understand that the sophisticated craft patrons who attend the Show appreciate the broad range of works available. Patrons also will have an opportunity to enjoy the work of both local designers and stylists who are utilizing the artists’ crafts to form unique, full-size rooms and one-of-a-kind fashion ensembles, respectively. For more information about the 2017 American Craft Show in Atlanta, visit CraftCouncil.org .