March 2017 Around Town 2

Comp Help

Do you know anyone who needs help with basic computer skills such as using email or surfing the internet? Or someone who could improve their job skills with MS Office programs? The Community Assistance Center (CAC) offers FREE computer workshops each month! Workshops are only 1 or 2 sessions each!  View the class schedule at Register with Monica at (770) 552-4015 Ext. 239 or email If you’re interested in teaching a class or donating your time, skills or resources, consider the CAC.

Get Cookin’ at Sewell

Our friends at Sewell Appliance in Sandy Springs are offering a chance to win a free Wolf Range Cooktop to readers who stop in to discuss kitchen renovation plans. It’s simple.  Bring in the magazine and meet with one of the professional kitchen consultants. Share your ideas and plans and let them show you the latest in design and technologies.  7455 Trowbridge Rd.

TurningPoint Gala

The 16th Annual Pink Affair, benefiting the non-profit TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation will take place on Saturday, March 11, at the Westin Perimeter North.  This signature gala for TurningPoint includes silent and live auctions (live auction is led by Dean Crownover), a sit-down dinner, live music and dancing.  Tickets are $100 per person and available at  
You can also call TurningPoint with any questions about the event at 770-360-9271 or by emailing Kathy Smith at Funds raised at The Pink Affair support TurningPoint’s financial assistance program and complimentary services for breast cancer patients.

Join the Conversation
Author Ruthie Ellenson and JFGA’s CEO Eric Robbins – IN CONVERSATION ABOUT Why Be Jewish? In Partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta (JFGA), the community is invited to be a part of a compelling conversation with New York Times bestselling author Ruthie Ellenson (The Modern Jewish Girl’s Guide to Guilt) and JFGA’s CEO Eric Robbins about philanthropist Edgar M. Bronfman’s Why Be Jewish? A Testament. Why Be Jewish? was published just weeks before Bronfman’s death in December 2013. Ellenson and Robbins will discuss the 12 tenants Bronfman’s identifies as having shaped his leadership in the Jewish community for more than 25 years, which include a reverence for Jewish tradition, a dedication to social action, a pledge to engage in both Jewish and secular studies, a commitment to ethical business conduct, and the importance of effective leadership.  This event will be held Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 pm at the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta (1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta). Free and open to the community with RSVP.

Seniors Style

The Phoenix at Milton, getting ready to serve seniors and their families in the beautiful new community, celebrated with a VIP party.  In addition to professionals, business leaders and their founding new residents, Senator John Albers joined the celebration and ribbon cutting with CEO Jesse Marinko. The Phoenix at Milton wants every resident to live life to its fullest and our community is designed to provide an environment that is not only comfortable and inviting, it offers a full range of choices. Their extensive outdoor space, includes walking paths, patios, children’s playground, and an outdoor fireplace.  The community environment, designed with soft colors and eloquent furnishings, offers many common living areas created to relax and enjoy, a family kitchen for residents and their families to cook their favorite family recipes and guest chefs to provide cooking demonstrations, a private dining room for families to use for special events, a Pub, Card Room, Beauty Salon, Library – just to name a few of our amenities –  encourages purposeful living for seniors.

Northside’s Robotics

More robotic-assisted surgeries are performed at Northside Hospital than anywhere else in the Southeast. New data from Intuitive Surgical, manufacturer of the da Vinci Robotic Surgery System, ranks Northside among the top one percent of all robotic surgery programs in the United States and the No. 1 gynecologic (GYN) robotic surgery program in the country. Northside Hospital is committed to offering its patients the best care possible using the most innovative and minimally invasive technology available. For most of the last decade, that innovation has included robotic-assisted surgery. Northside Hospital was one of the first health care systems in Atlanta to obtain robotic technology, when it implemented its Advanced Robotic Surgery Program in 2005. A decade later, 96 surgeons on Northside’s staff have performed more than 17,600 robotic surgery procedures across a variety of specialties. During the last 10 years, Northside also has hosted Georgia’s first robotic-assisted bladder removal and pyeloplasty (kidney reconstruction), the first successful delivery of healthy twins following a robotic myomectomy (fibroid removal), and the first single-incision robotic gallbladder removal. The addition of robotic surgery has given surgeons who perform minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery an alternative to performing the most intricate of these procedures. Robotic-assisted surgery is performed at all three Northside hospitals in Atlanta, Canton and Cumming. For more information, visit

Dancing With Stars

Co-Chairs Cynthia Good, Meg Reggie and Sean O’Keefe invite you to the 2017 Celebrity Dance Challenge on April 20 at the Buckhead Theatre.  Fashioned after hit shows like Dancing with the Stars™, EDIN’s Celebrity Dance Challenge is under the artistic direction of Bubba Carr.  Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception by Sean O’Keefe Events and be thoroughly entertained by emcees Christi Paul (CNN) and Paul Milliken (FOX 5). And, of course, the dancers: Stacey Adams, Harry Norman Realtors; Chef Mimmo Alboumeh, Maya Steaks & Seafood; Dr. Mark Beaty, Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery; Tammy McCall Browning, Good Moves; Jennifer Champion, Stay-at-Home Mom; Tabitha Grant, Domino’s; Chef Todd Dae Kulper, Doraku Sushi; Milly Marques, Brows by Milly; Adam Wattenbarger, Salem Media Group; Kathy Zickert, Smith, Gambrell & Russell. For more information about tickets, sponsorships and how to vote for your favorite celebrity:  Proceeds go directly into our community through programs to prevent eating disorders through awareness, education, and outreach.

More Smiles at Creative Dentistry

Creative Dentistry is proud to welcome Dr. Solomon Yakubov to the practice. Dr. Yakubov completed his dental education at Temple University- Kornberg School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA after studying biology at Georgia State University. He continued his dental education by attending a General Practice residency program at the Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in New York City, a level 1 trauma center, with a focus on oral surgery. Dr. Yakubov returned to his home town of Atlanta, GA where he practices out of both Creative Dentistry locations.  Dr. Yakubov enjoys volunteering at dental events across the country as well as participating in dental mission trips internationally. Dr. Yakubov is a member of the Georgia Dental Association and the American Dental Association. During his spare time Dr. Yakubov enjoys spending time with his family, exercising and restoring motor vehicles.