November 2017 Around Town 1

You’re Generous!

Donors and volunteers helped make Community Assistance Center Summer Programs for Kids a success providing local children with lunches during summer school vacation and preparing them for back to school with new backpacks filled with school supplies! With donor support and volunteer manpower CAC provided 700 children in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody with new backpacks custom filled with school supplies per school and grade before the start of school. CAC continues to distribute additional backpacks and school supplies to local schools as needed throughout the school year while supplies last. CAC summer programs for kids addressed hunger among local children during the 8-week summer vacation. CAC’s Summer Lunch Bag program assists families who depend on the free school lunch program to help provide for their children during the school year.  CAC distributed 2,086 Summer Lunch Bags containing 5 lunches each, thus providing 10,430 meals to 500 children in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody. To give your time or resources go to

Office Space

When Bennett Thrasher, a full service accounting firm and 8th largest CPA firm in Atlanta, was ready to develop a workplace strategy for their new Atlanta headquarters, they came back to the team that designed their existing space. Working with a core leadership team and Bennett Thrasher’s corporate real estate consultants, HLGstudio helped identify, plan and design a new workplace consisting of over 58,000 square feet of space.  The new office is positioned for long term success through modular / adaptable space planning, branded interiors and the implementation of new technology throughout the three floors they occupy to help increase worker productivity and satisfaction.  Through a communicating stair that connects the two main levels, Bennett Thrasher associates will be able to collaborate with each other more than ever, supporting work processes that embody their vision of “better together.”

Opera Made Easy

CinéBistro Town Brookhaven is taking its Atlanta guests to the opera. Continuing select weekends through spring, the theatre will showcase The Metropolitan Opera Live broadcasts in HD, with encore screenings accompanying each premiere. Presented in partnership with Fathom Events, the Met Opera season consists of 10 productions on stage at Lincoln Center in New York, with the next screening featuring Thomas Adès The Exterminating Angel on November 18. Other highlights of the season include a new production of Tosca from David McVicar, and Plácido Domingo returns to the stage in the rarely performed Luisa Miller. The legendary Michael Fabiano and Sonya Yoncheva will reunite on stage in a performance of the world’s most popular opera, La Bohème. Tickets with adult matinee pricing ($14) are now on sale via and at the theatre box office,1004 Town Blvd.

Rid of Wrinkles

Why do you think we have wrinkles around our eyes, mouth, neck and face?  It all starts from the inside out.  Research reports that as we age we lose collagen, elastin and bone mass.  Our muscles and organs atrophy and it show up as wrinkles and fine lines on our faces. Inside Out Skincare is taking beauty to the vibrational level. Developed according to the principles of Chinese medicine, Energy Light Rejuvenation (ELR) works in harmony with the natural energy systems of the body.  ELR exclusive combination of Microcurrent and Therapeutic Light and Color (TLR) re-educates facial muscles and addresses the underlying causes of visible aging.  This unique, non-invasive holistic system takes rejuvenation to the next level by providing whole body renewal. The Clinical Aesthetician team of Marion Bodner and Karen Macolino at Inside Out Skincare specialize in custom natural non-invasive skin rejuvenating treatments in a private skin studio.  These cutting-edge skin treatments are the perfect renewal remedy for those who want to hold the hands of time and age at her (or his) own pace. Inside Out Skincare, 4651 Roswell Road, Suite G-604, Sandy Springs. 678.570.7733

Better Than Eating Out

This holiday season, raise a glass to the perfect gift for Atlanta’s foodies! Give a curated chef experience with a toast-worthy touch. Each week Garnish & Gather works side-by-side with Atlanta’s best farmers, chefs and artisans to bring creative recipes made with the finest local ingredients straight to your kitchen. G&G’s Be the Chef series lets home cooks recreate signature dishes from Atlanta’s best chefs like Kevin Gillespie of Gunshow, Chris Grossman of Atlas and Kevin Maxey of Superica. Give the gift of delicious home cooking to your favorite foodie this holiday season! When you purchase a gift card valued at $75 or more, a pair of elegant stemless wine glasses will be included with the gift—these make a great present to unwrap and are the perfect way to toast to the holidays! Promotion runs November 16 through December 13 while supplies last. Order online at

Art and Giving

Art For Art has teamed up with an international charity to bring Atlantans a unique opportunity this Thanksgiving: take home your favorite works of art produced by talented student artists from underserved communities in Africa and support the students’ visual arts classes in Africa. The “Art For Africa” Exhibition opens on Saturday, November 25, in the exhibition space at The Ballog, an artisans market in Serenbe. On display will be artwork from Africa, which visitors can take home. Admission is free, and visitors are encouraged to connect not only with the drawings and paintings, but also with the student artists who created them, through short bios that are included with each piece. For more information about this and other Art For Art exhibits, visit

Safe Training

The Dunwoody Police Department has signed on as a participating agency in the LEO Near Miss program that was initially funded by the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) office at the Department of Justice for the Police Foundation. This program is a voluntary, non-disciplinary reporting system that allows law enforcement personnel to read about and anonymously share close calls, or near misses, which provide lessons that can protect others from similar incidents. Modeled after the International Association of Fire Chief’s reporting program, the goal of the LEO Near Miss initiative is to share stories from law enforcement agencies from around the country. This will ultimately enhance the safety and vigilance of officers so the department can identify trends and certain risk factors faced daily. Once these near-miss incidents are analyzed, the department can adjust its training, policies and/or procedures to maximize officers’ safety and wellness. According to the Police Foundation, “A near miss is a close call and/or unsafe occurrence that could have resulted in a serious injury or fatality if not for a fortunate break in the chain of events.”