Happy Holidays

We had a blast shooting this month's feature, "Givers," beautiful portraits by Fredrik Brauer of four people from the community who make giving a priority. Our Givers arrived at the lovely Westin Atlanta Perimeter North (Concourse Parkway) and were greeted by the friendly staff who swept us all off our feet, up to the 2-story suite overlooking the little lake…

Teal Trot

As part of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance hosted its annual “Teal Trot” 5K at Piedmont Park to honor local patients, survivors and supporters on September 10. The event drew its biggest crowd yet with an estimated 1,300 in attendance and 93 survivors participating. GAOvarianCancer.org

Polo in the Pines

The event raised $30,000+ for CURE with Murphy's, Morningside Kitchen, The St. Regis, Sun In My Belly, Canoe, JP Atlanta, Foundation Social Eatery, Lucky's Burgers & Brews, Tazaki's, Flatlands Bourbon and Bayou, The Warren, Front Page News, Twain's, Maya Steak House, Indigo Restaurant, West Egg, Dantana's. Photography Fredrik Brauer

Forest Fun

The Dunwoody Nature Center's popular public art exhibit #HoosintheForest features the whimsical creations of artist Salley McInerney. Check out the DNC winter break camps for kids. Dunwoodynature.org

December 2016 Around Town

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…

Clutch Bags for Giving (and Receiving)

'Tis the time to treat yourself or let someone treat you. At some point, everyone needs to upgrade her handbag and these below, are a great selection to add to your arsenal!

Givers

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) is very proud to acknowledge Amy Rubin’s long-term commitment to the agency. She and her husband, Philip, founded the Harvey Rubin Scholarship Award in 2002 in memory of Philip’s father. This merit-based scholarship award recognizes the outstanding leadership of a high school senior in the Atlanta Jewish community. The scholarship award helps…

Inspired Giving

To alleviate your shopping woes, our lifestyle, auto and beer expert Dennis Malcolm Byron (aka Ale Sharpton) has compiled an eclectic list of awesome gifts no one would turn down. Happy Holidays!

Expert Says

As the weather turns colder and we move closer to the end of the year, Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole Christmas songs are heard on the radio, we begin to slow down, not work as much and begin to reflect on what is most important: being with family. While drinking egg nog or hot chocolate, watching It’s A Wonderful…

The Year’s Most Impressive

It has been a great year for Driver’s Notebook covering the new models of 2016 and having the opportunity to test drive what is in store for 2017. Besides the fine models we already featured leading up to this end-of-the-year edition, here are four automobiles you should strongly consider ranging from a sporty convertible to one of the most accommodating…

A Sweet 
Georgia Salute

Pearson Farm has been growing peaches and pecans on the same land for over 130 years. For five generations the Pearson family has farmed the red clay of Crawford County. In 1885, Moses Winlock “Lockie” Pearson and his wife, Cornelia Emory “Emma”, moved to Fort Valley, Georgia and planted the first peach trees for the Pearson family. Now more than…

Gifts To Go

Paddle in the moonlight. Hike to scenic overlooks that reveal three states. Discover hidden trails and history. Georgia State Parks’ hosts ranger-led events at parks across the state, giving you a chance to experience the lesser-known parts of the park. Re-live your childhood and climb in the trees--attached safely with the rope-- at Panola Mountain State Park or paddle under…