And The Winner Is

What a difference a year makes. The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (formerly the Lefont Theater) recently underwent a dramatic $2.5 million, floor-to-ceiling renovation that has raised the bar on the movie going experience. Enjoy the only heated recliners in Georgia, a great selection of craft and local beers, specialty cocktails and wine, and delicious offerings from the new kitchen.  The one thing that local owner Brandt Gully hasn’t changed at this neighborhood gem is the quality and variety of movies they show.

More April Authors

A Page from the Book Festival of the MJCCA is pleased to present two author events in April. The first features New York Times bestselling author Amor Towles on Wed, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. The second event features Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, on Thurs, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. Both events will be held at the MJCCA (Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta – 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody). For information, visit or call 678.812.4002.

In his second remarkable work of fiction, A Gentleman in Moscow, author Towles further establishes his reputation as one of contemporary literature’s most exciting and singular writers.

It’s going to be all champagne, candy, and rainbows when the Instagram-famous home organizers, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, join us for an evening of lively conversation about everyone’s favorite topic: how to organize your home and your life – celebrity style, from their book, The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals, in conversation with Mara Davis.

Northside Tops for Stents

Northside Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute has been named a Center of Excellence for a minimally-invasive stenting procedure that effectively treats carotid artery disease in older and high risk patients. Northside is one of the first hospitals in the state of Georgia to receive this recognition, and offers the technology at its Atlanta, Cherokee and Forsyth locations.The procedure, called Trans Carotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR), treats blockages in the carotid (neck) artery to reduce the risk of stroke, particularly in patients older than 75 years, and in patients at high risk for conventional open surgery. Northside is among the first in Georgia participating in this procedure, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2015. Northside is one of the first facilities in Georgia to earn the distinction from Silk Road Medical. Dr. Siddharth Patel, a general and vascular surgeon at Northside Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute, was the first physician to perform TCAR at Northside Hospital in 2016, shortly after it became available.

Meals On. Wheels Partners


Meals On Wheels Atlanta (MOWA) and The Home Depot Foundation (THDF) announced MOWA’s 2019 Senior Military Veterans Home Repair program, an initiative funded by THDF to provide major repairs for an estimated 55 senior veterans in the 11-county metro Atlanta region. THDF will also engage Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, to help with small repairs and complete yard beautification projects for clients. “Giving Back” and “Doing the Right Thing” are two of the core values at The Home Depot,” says Jena Alford, The Home Depot Foundation’s Manager of Atlanta Hometown Giving. “We’re thrilled to continue working alongside our hometown partner, Meals On Wheels Atlanta, and we look forward to leaving a positive impact on the lives of veterans across Atlanta.” As part of its mission to improve the lives of veterans and their families, THDF has donated nearly $4.8 million to MOWA and impacted the lives of nearly 400 senior veterans since initiating the partnership in 2011.

Dr Mahmood Joins ACC

Atlanta Cancer Care recently announced the addition of Dr. S. Tariq Mahmood to its Alpharetta and Sandy Springs offices. Dr. Mahmood is a board-certified physician in hematology, medical oncology and internal medicine. He joins Atlanta Cancer Care from Panama City, Florida, where he served as chair of the cancer committee and chief of medicine at his local hospital. Dr. Mahmood completed his training in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine and completed his Oncology/Hematology Fellowship at the University of South Florida/Moffitt Cancer Center.

Main Streets Unite


Here’s your chance to show the country what your favorite Main Street has to offer. Whether its a thriving cultural center teeming with successful small businesses or a center of a town struggling to revitalize, Independent We Stand wants to hear from you. The national small business movement invites business owners, Main Street organizations and consumers to nominate and vote for their favorite local Main Streets now through April 21 as part of an online contest to recognize America’s Main Streets. The winner of the annual web-driven contest receives $25,000 in cash and additional sponsor-related prizes for Main Street improvements. Contest timeline:

•    Nominations & Quarterfinalists Voting: February 25 to April 21

•    Semi-finalists Voting: April 29 to May 26

•    Winner Announcement: June 3

•    Winner Event: on or around July 4

To nominate your favorite Main Street and begin voting, go to

Monarchs and Margos

The Dunwoody Nature Center is proud to announce its annual event, Monarchs & Margaritas & Mules, will be held April 27. In 2018, guests enjoyed amazing cuisine and delicious drinks, and $115,000+ was raised to benefit programming, education and outreach efforts of the Nature Center.  The evening will feature live and silent auctions with beach and lake home vacations, tickets to the area’s cultural and sports attractions, one-of-a-kind experiences and much more. Tickets can be purchased at

Beach Vacay Winner

Lifestyle Publications is thrilled to announce the winner of our 2019 Beach Vacation Contest.  Nancy Holloway is off to The Henderson Park Inn in Florida tor a four-night stay, along with $100 gift certificate to the Beach Walk Cafe and a 50-minute massage for two at the Salamander Spa.  Included in the stay is a breakfast buffet, picnic-style boxed lunches, happy hour and afternoon snacks. Also, complimentary beach services  (chairs and umbrellas reserved just for them) AND cruiser bikes.  Lifestyle Publications readers entered during the last two months, as a part of our give-away program. Watch this spot for the next contest!  Congratulations to the winners and we look forward to bringing you a report of their stay.