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My dad was a small business owner and entrepreneur, working with the Detroit automotive industry for nearly 50 years. His plant did vacuum metalizing and injection molding for the Big Three, cranking out tens of thousands shiny silver Chrysler logos for sedan dashboards, long plastic swooshes for exterior trim on Ford station wagons and occasionally working with a pal to…

Captain Planet

The Captain Planet Foundation presented its 25th annual Benefit Gala, one of the Southeast’s largest eco-benefits recognizing people for extraordinary environmental stewardship and change-making, raising funds for the Foundation’s mission to support hands-on environmental projects and environmental learning strategies through grant giving and programs.

Casting the perfect cheese plate

Just like any movie it is the cast of characters that makes the film an award winner. So too with the perfect cheese plate. As we salute the Grammy Awards (February 12) and the Academy Awards (February 28), consider entertaining your crew (or just your two leads) with this perennial favorite. Remember that variety is the key. Fresh fruit, berries,…

Junior Citizens

Kingsley Charter Elementary School students had a chance to speak with Mayor Shortal and Police Chief Bill Grogan as well as tour the various departments at Dunwoody City Hall to learn about their City and government.

February 2017 Around Town

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…

Backyard Bling

Owning a home is one thing, but when there is the possibility to make the backyard a personal paradise, look no further than Chris Sears and his company Sears, Smith and Associates, Inc. Sears, 44, is a Georgia Registered Landscape Architect and company president who developed his expertise thanks to his Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the State University…

Packaging Love

The Packaged Good is a non-profit storefront in Dunwoody that empowers kids to do good. They host drop-in events, meetings and parties for kids, families and friends to gather and compile, decorate and personalize care packages for people in need. Empowering kids to do good while inspiring the next generation of giving, Whether it’s giving to our armed forces, homeless…

Office Space

The Dunwoody Nature Center is often referred to as the crown jewel of Dunwoody parks, and Wildcat Creek is the shining gem of that crown. The creek is literally the introduction point for thousands of children each year to the wonders of nature and to an understanding of their small place in the larger world. The restoration project has corrected…

Sue’s picks for local spirits

Atlanta is flush with home-spun spirits. This isn't your grandpappy's moonshine, though. Distilleries like Old Fourth Distillery and American Spirit Whiskey are making us proud. This gin is one of my favorites, an impressive rich and smooth pour. Handcrafted Southern Dry Gin from Old Fourth Distillery is distilled from organic Italian wheat and vapor infused with fresh botanicals: juniper berries…

Wildly Lovely

Excited to experience South Carolina's Low Country for the first time, my family and I escaped for a long weekend to the family-friendly resort, Wild Dunes. This sweeping property is located on the Isle of Palms about 15 miles from historic Charleston. Upon our arrival, it was evident that the property was expansive and diverse (1600 acres of property to…

A different type of ‘hybrid’: Muscle Car meets SUV

In common terms, the “hybrid” badge refers to the combination of both electric and gas in a vehicle, but in the case of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, it has been reinvented to mean muscle car meets SUV. For the individual who wants power, luxury and stunning looks enjoyed by up to four other thrill-seeking adults, the hunt is…