Cherokee Spring2013

SPRING 2013 BYE, BYE WINTER BLUES! An Honor for Your Honor Frank C. Mills Sweet Dreams Tour of Homes Cashin In Beautiful Chukkar Farms

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An Honor for Your HonorFrank C. MillsSweet DreamsTour of HomesCashin InBeautiful Chukkar Farms

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Dear Readers,

When we see the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce slogan, “Where the metro meets the mountains,” we understand the message. It is to remind us that you can appreciate a bustling level of commerce yet still enjoy a pleasant, hometown experience above the fray. However, at the risk of getting our Chamber membership revoked, we are using this page to expand on that, taking the liberty to (uno!cially) add the conjunction: “Where the metro meets the mountains, “and”...

When you read the articles in any issue of this magazine, you will "nd there are unique and innovative people living among us. #ey are the ones who don’t mind stepping up and out with new and bene"cial ideas, sharing their stories with us. “Where the metro meets the mountains and people are more interesting.” (Did you know that the most senior polo player in the country lives in Cherokee County?)

How about “Where the metro meets the mountains and people are more agreeable.” Look for it in shops, restaurants, banks and other local businesses. Compare the attention and accommodation to other places you’ve experienced. People are just friendlier.

For more hints to help you join in our word play, pay attention to the opportunity abounding in the classrooms of the exceptional educational institutions located here. #e local schools can boast, “Where the metro meets the mountains and SAT scores are Number One in the state.” We are sending colleges the best of the best.

Don’t forget to add the myriad of things to do on weekends. With rock star access to quality festivals, shows and great concerts, the community has its arts calendar jam-packed with super events to attend. “Where the metro meets the mountains and the arts are alive and well.”

After considering your options, choose your own words to "ll in the blank. We think you’ll "nd that location, access and personalities mix well in the people business of Cherokee County.


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On the Cover: Polo pony and rider at Chukkar Farms Polo Club and Event Facility

1 Welcome

4 Polo, Picnics & Parties Good Times at Beautiful Chukkar Farm

6 Sweet Dreams Are Made of These Reinhardt University Tour of Homes

10 The Doctor Is In - Dr. William Porter

12 Her Nose Knows - Master Perfumer, Janice Ray

14 Fab Finds for Spring

18 Canton Festival of the Arts

20 Help Wanted! The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta

23 J. Thompson Ross Investments

24 An Honor for Your Honor

28 He Said, She Said

32 Farm to Fork

42 Taste of Italy

43 Events Calendar

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Jack Cashin, 87, likes to tell people that he was born in the North, but that his soul was born in the South...and it was right about the time he discovered the rolling hills of Cherokee County in the early 70s. He loved the bucolic countryside of East Cherokee so much that he bought a picturesque farm here, moved three houses to the farm and created an idyllic lifestyle that many dream of, but few actualize. “I wake up in the morning just thrilled to be here—it’s just so beautiful and peaceful,” Cashin a!rms.

Known as Chukkar Farm Polo Club and Event Facility, the 173-acre farm has evolved into a family enterprise that includes several generations who live on the property and help with the daily operations of the rambling estate. #ere are about 65 acres of pastures to bush-hog, a stable of horses to groom and take care of, riding and polo lessons to give, weddings and parties to throw and fundraisers, concerts and events to plan.


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Enjoy Chukkar Farm Polo Club & Event Facility

Lessons: private polo lessons and hunter jumper horsemanship offered

Concerts: first Saturdays and 2nd or 3rd Tuesdays, May thru November

Polo Matches: Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m., May thru October, weather permitting

Events: weddings, parties, picnics, excursions and more may be scheduled

Fundraisers: raise funds hosting an exciting polo match at Chukkar Farm

For more information, visit or call 770-833-1283

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Reinhardt University will present a Tour of Homes, April 27, in Hawks Ridge to bene!t the A DAY for Reinhardt program.



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Imagine meandering through a beautifully appointed 20,000 square foot home situated on 5.5 acres in Cherokee’s most exclusive community. You and your friends can gawk at the guest house, peek at the saltwater in"nity pool, and ogle the gourmet kitchen—and it’s all for a great cause. You will have an opportunity to peruse not just one, but three, of Cherokee County’s most elegant estates on Saturday, April 27, when Reinhardt University presents their "rst ever Tour of Homes to bene"t the A DAY for Reinhardt program.You are going to need comfortable shoes... #e tour showpiece is the home of Martha and Billy Hasty, a resplendent Mediterranean style home with beautiful French gardens. It sits on a rise, thus o$ering spectacular views from each of the home’s rear windows of the 11th fairway of Hawks Ridge Golf Course and of the North Georgia mountains, Big Canoe, Jasper, and Bent Tree. #e home includes six bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, four "replaces, separate guest quarters with full kitchen, and computerized audio, video, lighting, climate, and security. #e main level encompasses a freestanding, masonry spiral staircase, chefs kitchen with keeping

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Cindy Brooks – Canton O!ce Manager / VPAdam Smith – Commercial Banker / VPLewis Cline – Community Executive / SVPDana Callan – Woodstock O!ce Manager / VP

Bank of North Georgia is a division of Synovus Bank. Synovus Bank, Member FDIC, is chartered in the state of Georgia and operates under multiple trade names across the southeast. Divisions of Synovus Bank are not separately FDIC-insured banks. The FDIC coverage extended to deposit customers is that of one insured bank.

As your hometown community bank, Bank of North Georgia is privileged to provide Cherokee residents with the highest quality products and services backed by world-class customer service. From the expert advice you want, to the flexible products you need, we’re here to help you achieve, grow and prosper.

We invite you to stop by our conveniently located branches. Our friendly, experienced team will provide you with outstanding products and superior customer service, along with friendly conversation and even a cup of coffee!

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Do you know a rising professional 25 to 40 years of age (residing in Cherokee County) who is an up and coming leader? Do they have their sights on where they want to be in the next five to ten years? Perhaps that person is you!

The Top 10 in 10 ‘Young Professionals to Watch’ initiative is designed to cultivate and showcase exceptional Cherokee County young professionals. Coordinated by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Enjoy! Cherokee Magazine, this recognition program will focus on 25-40 year olds considered to be Cherokee County’s potential future leaders.

Recognition includes:Those persons named as a Top 10 in 10 ‘Young Professional to Watch’ will be:

breakfast held on the first Thursday in June.


Judging Criteria:

Deadline for entry:

be received no later than 5 pm, April 5, 2013.

Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Attn: Top 10 in 10 Young ProfessionalsP.O. Box 4998, Canton, GA 30114

Call the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce for your nomination form or download an application at

Questions? Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce,770-345-0400 or [email protected].

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For more info or to make reservations, call 770–720–5506. Visit Tickets are $20 each.

Saturday, April 27, 2013from 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Benefiting A Day for Reinhardt, a scholarship program for Cherokee County students attending Reinhardt University

You’re invited to tour three estates in...

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#ough the economics are changing and the technology and pharmacology continue to evolve, caring for patients is still much the same as it has been for decades. “A patient comes in with a problem that needs to be solved, and my job is to listen to my patient and "nd a solution to their problem,” says Dr. William Porter, a physician at WellStar Family Medicine in Bridgemill. Porter was a systems analyst—he received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta—when he realized that he preferred and needed contact with people instead of machines. So he decided to apply his problem-solving skills to medicine, went to medical school and became a doctor.

Practicing Medicine...One Patient at a Time

“Don’t ignore symptoms and don’t put o" seeing a doctor. No problem is

too small or too big.” Dr. William Porter

WellStar Family Medicine at Bridgemill



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And he is glad he did. “Easing patient’s fears and helping them get well is so rewarding,” he a!rms. “You can see it in their eyes when they know that you have helped them and that you really care. #at’s my reward.” At his Bridgemill practice, Porter, who is board certi"ed in family medicine, treats preteens, senior citizens and all ages in between. One of the aspects of family practice that he enjoys is the variety of conditions and diseases he gets to treat. “No two days are the same. I never know what the day will bring. I see 25 to 32 patients most days, and do everything from routine physicals and chronic disease management to gynecology exams and minor skin surgeries.” Porter says he has the best of both worlds—a chance to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions and a chance to build relationships with families he has treated for years and with patients who have chronic illnesses that he regularly helps them manage. “Unlike surgeons or other specialties, in family medicine our relationships are ongoing and can last a long time.”

Although treating patients who have a variety of conditions is interesting, it is also challenging. “Staying current on new innovations in medicine is a life-long e$ort. I routinely have a stack of medical journals and articles that I read every month to stay on top of what is new,” Porter says. Newer treatments include a range of minimally invasive surgical procedures for everything from heart to abdominal procedures. “#e recovery time is often insigni"cant. I marvel at that,” he notes. “And improved drugs for prevention and treating chronic conditions that can lead to serious illness such as diabetes or high blood pressure are increasing life spans.”

Unfortunately, Porter notes, he is not seeing innovations when it comes to treating persistent infections. “#e overuse of antibiotics has led to resistant strains of bacteria. It’s scary. #ere doesn’t seem to be many new e$ective antibiotics being developed. I would love to see more innovations coming down the pipe in this "eld.”

What health tips does he o$er? Good nutrition, he a!rms, is the key to wellness. “If people don’t eat a good balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruits, there is no amount of medicine or surgery, or other treatment that I can render that will make up for that. Very often when I see someone that is frequently sick, I "nd out that they are not eating anything close to a healthy balanced diet. It doesn’t take a degree in nutrition. If you can look down at your plate and see four colors, then you have a pretty balanced meal.”

Porter notes that it is also important for patients to see a doctor when they think something is wrong. “Don’t ignore symptoms and don’t put o$ seeing a doctor. No problem is too small or too big. And you need to "nd a doctor that you trust and can be completely honest with. It’s essential that you are comfortable telling your primary care physician everything. If you don’t trust your doctor, you should probably "nd a di$erent doctor.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 770-720-1880.

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Local master perfumer Janice Ray crafts and sells hand-poured,

aromatic candles and natural soaps


Janice Ray

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#ere are only a handful of people in this world who are recognized for their extraordinary ability to discern and distinguish one scent from another. #e training process to become one of these professional perfumers is intense and rigorous, often spanning many years. After they become skilled at cataloguing and memorizing the odors of hundreds of natural and synthetic materials, they learn to create both simple and complex fragrances by combining and balancing raw materials. Local perfumer Janice Ray is one of these elite fragrance experts, and she has taken her ability to the next level by creating and incorporating unique fragrances into various products that she sells online and at her new Canton boutique, Rayven Co. Candles, on Reinhardt College Parkway.

“You really have to have a love for it,” Ray, a Cherokee native, a!rms. “I started in the lab at Aromatic Flavor and Fragrance in 1993 as a perfumer assistant. I fell in love with the perfume world immediately and wanted to learn as much as I could. While other lab compounders were taking their breaks, I was in the lab smelling all the essential oils and aroma chemicals trying to learn and test myself on how to recognize the ingredients.” After working hard for several years in the fragrance industry, Ray passed the test that enabled her to become an apprentice. “I studied under a full perfumer for seven years and completed the program.


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...perhaps in your new RV. Camping World RV in Woodstock (I-575 and Highway 92), has the largest inventory in the country and the largest dealer service network. “We strive very hard here at Camping World of Woodstock to make your experience fun, timely, and very professional. As soon as you walk in our store you can talk to the service manager, sales manager, general manager and a host of employees from sales associates to technicians. Although we are the largest RV sales and service company in the country, we are very family oriented, accessible and you are treated as our guest. We are here for you. Our job is to get you camping and having some fun,” notes Wes Newsome, general manager.

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Spring also marks the beginning of sandal season. If you have painful or unsightly feet and dread the thought of wearing sandals, you may want to schedule a visit with a local podiatrist. Dr. Travis Jones (Canton) and Dr. Steven Weiskopf (Woodstock) of Village Podiatry Centers are especially trained to diagnosis and treat all foot conditions including neurological, circulatory, skin and the musculoskeletal system. Podiatry is the only medical specialty solely dedicated to the science of the foot and ankle. Village Podiatry Centers is the largest and most experienced foot and ankle surgical practice in Georgia and the Southeast. #eir podiatric surgeons are recognized as among the most knowledgeable in the profession.

And while you are giving your feet much needed attention, don’t forget to schedule a mani-pedi...Azure Salon and Spa in Canton is o$ers manicures and pedicures featuring the brilliant, chip-resistant, professional OPI Nail Lacquer. #ey are also one of the exclusive professional salons o$ering the long-wearing Axxium gel system in your favorite OPI nail lacquer shades. And how about a new look for spring? As the area’s premier Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, Azure Salon and Spa exclusively uses the Paul Mitchell Color Systems. #ey also o$er hair texture, extensions, and treatments. #e salon sta$ has the latest advanced training to ensure each guest leaves happy and beautiful.

For some people “spring cleaning” means a trip to the dentist for their semi-annual cleaning. NIA Pediatric Dentistry and Family Orthodontics in Canton combines orthodontics and pediatric dentistry so that all of your needs are met under one roof. #eir team is committed to promoting optimal oral health by providing high quality dental and orthodontic care for infants, children, adolescents, adults and people with special healthcare needs. #ey make every e$ort to stay at the forefront of the latest technological advances so they can provide you with a customized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and goals. Check out their website for grand opening specials in March. A new patient exam with professional cleaning, X-rays and %uoride treatment is just $79.

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Three Sisters Gifts and Home Accents: 770.345.3090

The Great Frame Up: 770.479.1440 |

Freshen up your wardrobe for spring with a few key accessories. !ree Sister’s Gifts and Home Accents in Hickory Flat is celebrating their 11th Anniversary in March and showing their thanks with a Pandora free bracelet event March 21-23. Spend $100 on Pandora jewelry and receive a free Pandora Clasp Bracelet ($65 value). “We have a great selection of Brighton charms, jewelry and handbags, new colorful fashion tops and tunics, spring scarves, the newest spring Vera Bradley handbags and accessories and Easter décor for your home,” notes Carolyn Jones, co-owner. #ree Sisters also has a wonderful selection of unique gifts for every occasion—and complimentary gift wrapping. Check out their made-in-Georgia wares: Eco Vino recycled Wine Bottle Candles, NuMe All Natural Soap, Habersham Fragrance Bowls, Nam’s Bits and more.

Liven up your home for spring with new custom framed artwork. #e knowledgeable sta$ of experts at !e Great Frame Up in Canton is extensively trained to assist you in capturing the right custom frame design to complement your room, your lifestyle, your budget and even your personality. #ey have a wide selection of mat colors, "llets and mouldings...and a Design Van for on-site framing design at no additional charge. For a really custom look, turn your special photos into large-format wall art. #e Great Frame Up can print your photos in sizes up to 40” x 60” on your choice of paper or canvas. #ey also o$er table-top photo frames, ready-to-hang art, framed mirrors, digital photo restoration and Brazos walking sticks.


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Artists Market Literary Celebration

(Author discussions & workshops) Serenity Gardens

Children’s Experience

EntertainmentWine & Beer Garden

Free ParkingConcessions


[email protected]“canton festival of the arts” on facebook

SPONSORSCanton Tourism, Inc.

Jones Family FoundationGrant Design Collaborative

Cherokee TribuneBank of North GeorgiaCity of Canton, Georgia

Footprints Publishing, LLCAround About Local Media, Inc.

Saturday & Sunday MAY 18 19, 2013

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Canton Festival of the Arts is celebrating its tenth year as a signature event of the Cherokee Arts Center. Held in Canton’s historic Brown Park on Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19 from 10am-5pm, this "ne arts festival will include an artist market, youth art exhibit, literary celebration, serenity gardens, musical entertainment, exceptional food, and a hands-on artistic experience area for children.

Just 45 minutes from downtown Atlanta, Canton o$ers the charm of a historic river town with a view of the north Georgia mountains. #e festival location is in Canton’s newly revitalized historic downtown district.

!e Artist Market O"ers a Pallet of Color and Texture #e popular Artist Market will once again be the centerpiece of Canton Festival of the Arts for 2013, o$ering visitors the rare opportunity to savor the works of some of the most talented artists and crafts people from Canton and Cherokee County, as well as states throughout the South and beyond.

The Artist Market will host artisans whose fine art mediums include oil, watercolor, fine blown glass, elegant and whimsical jewelry, decorative and functional pottery, sculpture and hand

turned wood, among others. Many of our valued artists from past shows are returning as well as many talented new exhibitors from as far away as Ohio and Illinois.

For a complete list of our multi-talented artists, please go to the festival tab on #e Cherokee County Art Center’s web site:, or the Canton Festival of the Arts facebook page.

Literary Celebration Packs the Festival with Star-Studded Author Panels Canton Festival of the Arts honors the written word through the popular Literary Celebration. #roughout the two-day event, authors from several states will gather to discuss the writing process, their writing experience, the past and future of “#e Book”, along with other topics. Visitors will have the opportunity to ask questions, purchase their favorite authors’ books, and have them signed. Writers featured will include those who have reached national acclaim and those who have published books of regional interest.

“Canton Festival of the Arts is a wonderful event bringing the best of the arts community out for a weekend of inspiration.

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More than 50 popular retailers are now slated to open at the outlet mall in July, and employees are needed. Retailers are looking to hire at least 1,000 people in the next few months. #e Georgia Department of Labor recently held a job fair at Etowah High School with 35 outlet retailers participating. Additional Job postings and information will be posted on #e Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta Facebook page.

In addition to bringing jobs, the mall is expected to be a signi"cant catalyst for further economic growth. “#e opportunities #e Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta brings to Cherokee County are numerous,” a!rms Pam Carnes, president of Cherokee County’s Chamber of Commerce. “From an economic development standpoint, the increase in jobs and sales tax dollars are de"nite bene"ts. From the tourism perspective, this development will help make us a primary destination for travelers.” County leaders are hoping that shopping won’t be the only item on travelers’ itineraries. “From history to recreation to the arts, Cherokee County o$ers a full spectrum of amenities. When people "nd out all there is to see and do in Cherokee County, we think they’ll be pleasantly surprised,” Carnes adds.

#e Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta, a 370,000 square-foot outlet center located o$ 1-575 at the new Ridgewalk Parkway exit, will feature more than 80 retail outlet stores eventually, including: Nike, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Brooks Brothers, White House | Black Market, Guess, Michael Kors, Under Armour,

The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta Prepares for July Launch

It won’t be long before throngs of shopping a!cionados, bargain hunters and casual hobby shoppers descend on Cherokee County. #e o$cial Ribbon Cutting for #e Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta is set for July 18, and will mark the beginning of Woodstock’s era as a premier mega shopping destination. As the newest and closest outlet mall to Atlanta, #e Outlet Shoppes is slated to become an excursion destination for some of Atlanta’s 35 million tourists each year. Convenient to travelers on Interstates 75, 85 and 20, the outlet mall is expected to draw more than 4 million visitors annually from a three-state area.

Puma, Converse, Cole Haan, Vans, Le Creuset, Levis, Naartjie Kids, Talbots and Carters. Designed in a shopper-friendly con"guration, the center will feature covered walkways and landscaped courtyards to maximize the comfort and convenience of shoppers. Its design includes a children’s play area and a center court complete with fountains and "replace to create a festive atmosphere for shoppers and other visitors to the center.

For local residents, the new outlet mall will provide fantastic shopping options closer to home. Currently, to get great deals on favorite brands area shoppers have to drive an hour or more to Dawsonville, Calhoun, Commerce or Locust Grove. But as Carnes notes, convenient shopping is just one of the bene"ts the mall will bring. Mayor Donnie Henriques of Woodstock is predicting the outlet mall will eventually bring in more than 2,000 jobs.

And that’s not all. When completed, the center is projected to generate more than $130 million in annual sales and $3 million of sales and property taxes for the City of Woodstock. Over the next 10 years, the development and operation of the center are expected to generate a total of $34 million in taxes for the bene"t of the City of Woodstock and Cherokee County. #e Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta is a joint venture of CBL & Associates Properties Inc. and Horizon Group Properties Inc. Horizon and CBL are co-developers of the project; Horizon is responsible for leasing and managing the center.

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Two convenient locations. Call us today for an appointment (770) 924-5095.

Northside Cardiology Cherokee is a full-service cardiology practice offering complete heart and blood vessel care. Dr. Sanjay Lall and Dr. Gregory Petro are board certifi ed in cardiovascular disease and cardiology and have more than 20 years of experience.

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Effi cient Followup. We are committed to clear and timely communication about your progress.

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It is "tting that those who create with the pen and pad, or the computer keyboard, should be part of the annual event and why our group of dedicated volunteers is working feverishly to con"rm an outstanding list of visiting authors that will be the envy of Literary Celebrations all over,” said Farris Yawn, owner of Yawn’s Publishing and past chairperson of the Literary Celebration for Canton Festival of the Arts.

Serenity Gardens Shows the Way Serenity Gardens o$ers a fascinating learning opportunity for the whole family, encompassing the art of gardening, canning, environmental protection (being green) and healthy living.

B. J. Weeks, renowned local beekeeper from Ball Ground, GA, will have his beehives on display. See bees up close, smell the honey as it is collected from the hives; hear how bees are used in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis and Arthritis.

#e annual plant sale, presented by the Cherokee Arts Council, will return as one of the popular aspects of Serenity Gardens. Proceeds from the plant sale continue to promote the arts in Cherokee County and the many events sponsored by the Arts Center, including Camp Imagine for children.

Schedules will be available the days of the festival for the various activities and presentations. If you are interested in painted plant containers, custom created marble coasters, handmade soaps, candles, scrubs, wind chimes, organic plants and foods, gardening supplies, gardening problems, or green and healthy living, Serenity Gardens is the spot for you at Canton Festival of Arts.

!e Children’s Experience Inspires #e children’s art experience will feature a kaleidoscope of exciting projects using a variety of media. Once again, children will have the opportunity to paint their vision on a community mural and uncover their artistic skills with the assistance of local Canton artists. Plans are underway to make this year’s artistic experience for children one that will open their minds anew to creative expression.

Festival Entertainment Presents Soul-Satisfying Talent #is year’s Cherokee Art Festival entertainment will include bands covering the genres of bluegrass, country, folk, indie-pop, pop and singer songwriters. Our musicians are all local artists from around the North Georgia area.

Canton Festival of the Arts May 18-19, (10am-5pm)· Artist Market with Over 60 Exhibitors

· Serenity Gardens

· Entertainment

· Taste Tempting Food· 45 minutes from Atlanta· 20 minutes from Alpharetta or Marietta· Free Parking convenient to festival location

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Generally when individuals avoid investments because the popular thinking is to steer clear of them, opportunities are often overlooked. We saw this in early 1982, when interest rates were high and companies had a di!cult time impressing analysts with their earning potential. #at period proved to be the beginning of a bull market that lasted more than "fteen years.

GOOD ADVICE In response to market downturns, some investors shift a greater percentage of their assets to liquid investments. Time and again, this strategy has also proven to be a mistake.

Keep in mind that, over its history, the stock market has experienced nearly twice as many bullish periods as bearish periods. And while past performance is no guarantee of future investment results, the stock market has bounced back from every major market downturn to date.

When times get tough for stocks, we generally recommend that you maintain your con"dence in their long-term growth potential and use these simple strategies:

stocks declines in value, but the underlying business still appears sound, consider buying more shares. You will reduce your overall cost basis; you do, of course, increase your losses should the stock value continue to fall.

investments which have historically performed di$erently under the same market conditions.

the downturn by jumping out of the market.

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“It was my privilege and honor to be a part of naming the Justice Center for Frank. No one could be more deserving. He’s been the heart and soul of the court system in Cherokee County for a generation,” says Johnston. “Frank is a tremendous role model. What I admire most about him is that in almost 40 years as one of the most important and powerful people in Cherokee County, he’s lived modestly and focused his abilities and energy on helping others. He’s never sought anything for himself, including any recognition for his accomplishments and service. He’s actually embarrassed by the accolades he’s receiving now. #at’s just the kind of true servant he is.”

In fact, Mills acknowledges the honor modestly. “I am not sure I deserve it, but I am incredibly humbled and honored by that,” he a!rms.

#e Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce recently honored Mills as well. “What an honor to bestow the title of First Citizen of Cherokee County on Judge Frank C. Mills III. #e most prestigious award presented by the Cherokee County Chamber, this accolade is designed to recognize a Cherokee County resident for their signi"cant meritorious service to the community,” says Pam Carnes, Chamber president and CEO. “He is deserving of this recognition, not only for his service to the community through elected o!ce, but also for his service to the Boy Scouts of America, Leadership Cherokee and the community as a whole.”

Mills says he never planned on spending three decades in public service. “I started as a district attorney, and when District Attorney Butch Holcomb died, I was appointed to replace him. Not long after that, Judge Marion Pope was appointed to the Court of


Appeals, and I was appointed to "ll his position as a judge. After that, one thing kind of led to another.”

During his many years of public service, Mills has received many such notable honors including: Distinguished District Attorney Award from the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council in 1979, Justice Robert Benham Public Service Award in 1999 and was the state’s nominee for the American Bar Association’s Judicial Excellence Award in 2003, Outstanding Young Man of America for Cherokee County in 1982 by the Jaycees; Volunteer of the Year in 2004 by Cherokee FOCUS; Light of Hope Award in 2011 from CASA Cherokee, and the Jean Harris Volunteer of the Year Award by the Rotary Club of Canton in 2012.

He is quick to share the honors with people who have worked along with him. “I have been very fortunate to have always worked with excellent, devoted co-workers. I am not just saying that,” he says. “Cherokee County has been very fortunate to have had dedicated sheri$s, clerks, district attorneys and many other agencies I do not want to leave out—all competent and helpful. People like to joke about lawyers, and so do I—and in fact, so do most lawyers. But the Bar in Cherokee County is also excellent, and no-nonsense. #ey work hard, "le appropriate motions and do not waste time with some of the frivolous stu$ you often read about in other places. People should read the newspapers every day and see what is going on in other communities, and thank their lucky stars for the court, law enforcement personnel and even the lawyers who are currently serving them,” he a!rms.

“Also, I have often said that by working in an old cramped courthouse for so many years, it gave all of us a “lifeboat

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#en I was voted into the American Society of Perfumers.”

Today Ray is one of about 200 elite full perfumers in the United States and can recognize thousands of varying scents. She combined her fragrance expertise with her husband’s manufacturing and production experience to create Rayven Company Candles, a local company that crafts and distributes distinct candles and soaps. Each candle is hand-crafted using the highest quality ingredients—soy-based wax, clean-burning, all natural cotton wicks, essential oils—and blended to o$er superior fragrance throw. “We take great pride in crafting the "nest candles available. Not only do they smell good when you pick them up in the store, when you take them home you will have that beautiful aroma for the entire life of the candle.” #eir Primitive candles are crafted to o$er 80 hours of fragrant burn.

In addition to the aromatic candles, Ray has created distinct natural, moisture-rich, fragrant soaps. “My daughter had extremely painful eczema, so rather than use the steroids the doctors were recommending, I started researching a natural way to help her skin and we developed these soaps,” Ray explains. “We make our soaps using the traditional cold process method and use olive, coconut, palm and shea butter as the base of all our soaps. We use only essential oils along with natural pigments and vegetable or plant powders in our soap bars. A lot of people have told me that they no longer need to moisturize once they start using our soap. We often can’t keep it in stock.”

Ray says that her intense training has changed how she perceives the world. “It opened my eyes to a whole new world I had no idea existed until I was breaking each of the natural scents down and learning that most naturals contain very similar ingredients, just at di$erent ratios. So when I look at a leaf on a tree, I don’t just see a leaf—I think of the natural ingredients that make up its unique odor.” She has a passion for "nding inspiration from nature, and uses her imagination to formulate fragrances. “A simple stroll down a woodsy path, "nding a moss covered rock or the smell of rain can become the basis for a formulation,” she notes. “We love Cherokee County and we are committed to our community and to the planet with best practices in all phases of candle production.”

For more information or to place an order, visit

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Michael is a Chinese-Italian kid from New York who became a doctor; Ann is a traditional small-town girl from the Midwest who became an artist. They meet, fall in love and get married, and the ensuing culture clash played out on the stage of marriage and raising a family is the focus of their new book, Family—A Mismatch Made in Heaven: Surviving True Love, Children, and Other Blessings in Disguise.

Michael is Dr. Mike Litrel, an esteemed local gynecological surgeon and award-winning columnist, and Ann is Ann of #e Ann Litrel Art Gallery, a local gallery and working studio located on Main Street in Woodstock. Dr. Litrel describes the book, his second book and their "rst collaboration, as a he said/she said.


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“When I asked Annie to be editor for the second book—a book on family – she looked over my stories and said it seemed a little lopsided with only a man’s perspective. So we decided to collaborate. For all the readers who have asked, ‘What did your wife say about THAT article?’ they will know. He adds that the humorous pen and ink illustrations by his wife add an extra dimension to the stories. “I just wish she’d given me more hair.”

“Michael and I have been working on the book project since last June. It started with me in the editor role only, as I was for his first book The Eye’s Don’t See. We already knew the subject of the second book would be family and marriage. But after looking over Michael’s stories, I began to think the book would be more enlightening if it included the woman’s perspective, too,” Ann explains.

“Michael and I settled on a he said/she said format...for every

story Michael tells about us or the kids, there’s a story from me about the same subject, and sometimes I share an opposite point of view!”

Ann says that having Michael edit her stories was occasionally a painful process for both of them. “I found out that shaping a story from scratch is a lot different from just “shaping it up.” In this case, there was the added element of me putting into words for the first time my “take” on family events as related by Michael. Mostly the differences were just funny, but occasionally they were annoying to Michael or even a little painful. Writing things down is enlightening!” Ann notes.

Editing the book truly became a family project with parents, siblings and even their sons weighing in. “My mother and one of my sisters especially o$ered many editorial suggestions. Our sons, Tyler and Joseph, have both read the book, reluctantly. Actually, they both surprised us with some pretty good judgment calls and suggestions for a few changes—mostly along the lines of how to make something funnier,” Ann explains.

The book begins with stories showing the “culture clash” between Michael’s and Ann’s very different families. The reader is invited to see how the relationship works out in communicating, raising the kids, and in shaping the children’s values and religious beliefs. “I wasn’t sure about how much to include of our ups and downs through the years. Michael has always related our family struggles in his stories. As a doctor, he’s listened to thousands of patients over the years. In his


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room, butler’s pantry, dining room, mahogany %oor-to-ceiling paneled library, and living room. #e master suite is also located on the main %oor and includes a morning bar, steam shower, spa tub, heated %oors, custom cedar closets, and separate three-level staircase. #e %ooring on the main level is imported travertine marble.

You’ll want to be sure to visit the terrace level, which has limestone %oors and includes an English pub, wine cellar, home theatre, guest bedroom, massage room, and exercise and yoga rooms with bamboo %oors. #e upper level has Brazilian cherry %oors and includes four bedrooms, a reading room, three porches with %oating screens and two o!ces. #e guest quarters are o$ the third level with a separate outside entrance. Grounds include an in"nity salt water pool, spa, and outdoor kitchen.

#e tour also includes the elegant and expansive Nixon House, home of D’lana and Mike Nixon, which stands on 10 gated acres overlooking the golf course at Hawk’s Ridge. #e 20,000 square foot estate home includes eight bedrooms and more than a dozen bathrooms. #e property contains two pools and a pool house, and multiple outdoor living areas including a media room and English pub. #is lovely estate also features a tennis court and guest house, with a stage, recording studio and a full catering kitchen.

#e third home on the tour is Mike Owens home, a luxurious home located on 3+ acres. It features a gourmet kitchen, a huge "replace in the keeping room and a lavish master bedroom with a stained barrel ceiling. #e master bath includes a spa with dressing room and custom closet. #is remarkable home features an extensive outdoor living area with an in"nity edge pool and built-in grill overlooking the golf course.

Created in 1988, the A DAY for Reinhardt campaign is an annual fund raising e$ort to provide support for Cherokee County students attending Reinhardt University. A DAY helps to fund the University’s Cherokee County Grant program, which gives eligible students the opportunity to receive as much as $8,000 during their four years at the University. Since A DAY’s inception, more than $3 million in Cherokee Grants has been awarded to deserving local students

#is is the "rst year for Reinhardt’s Tour of Homes. “I wanted to broaden the awareness of the University and the Cherokee County grant as we raise funds to support local students,” says Barbara Manous, director of annual giving. “A home tour is

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a creative and fun way to address all these goals. For years, we’ve reached out to the local community and asked for their support; this year, we’ll be adding the tour to our outreach.”

#e Tour of Homes will be in northern Cherokee in Ball Ground at the private prestigious golf community of Hawks Ridge. #is beautiful golf club community has hosted multiple U.S. Open Section Quali"er rounds and has been featured on the Golf Channel’s hit show #e Haney Project. #is golf community has also been recognized multiple times in America’s Best Communities by Links Magazine.

Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased online at or by calling 770-720-5546 or 770 720-5506.

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#e quest for healthy cuisine has been a roller coaster ride in the last decade—with starts and stops and twisty turns that sometimes double back. Co$ee is bad, co$ee is good. Nuts are bad, nuts are good. Alcohol is bad, but wine is good. Fat is bad...unless it is the good fat. Coconut oil can kill you...or heal you. #e low-fat diet was replaced with the bacon-is-good-for-you, high-protein diet and it seems that a small piece of formerly forbidden dark chocolate is now considered healthier than a multivitamin.

Despite ongoing controversy, many premier chefs and nutritionists agree about what constitutes healthy cuisine—it’s similar to the food people ate a generation ago in rural America. Locally grown and harvested meat and produce that are minimally processed are at the heart of the menu at popular upscale restaurants and dinner tables across the country that are embracing the farm-to-fork or farm-to-table movement.

#e bene"ts are numerous. Devotees enjoy wholesome %avorful colorful food while supporting local farmers and preserving our agricultural heritage. At a farmers’ market, you can meet and talk with the local farmer who is growing the produce that you are eating rather than wonder where your food comes from and what’s in it.

Wholesome Goodness

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“By shopping at a farmers market, you support local agriculture, which has a great many bene!ts. You keep farmers in your community. You keep land from being sprawled with houses and shopping centers. You have the experience of shopping in the farmers’ market, which is the new public square. You support a lot of values when you shop at the farmers’ market.

Michael Pollan, award-winning, best-selling author of Food Rules, an Eater’s Manual

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Fortunately, once harvest season begins, you won’t have to go far to "nd fresh local produce in Cherokee County. Four local markets are %ourishing and growing here, o$ering just-picked produce as well as many other locally produced items like home-baked goods, all-natural jams and jellies, cage-free eggs and hand-crafted soaps. In addition to the fresh %avors of summer, you can enjoy live music (Canton), a pie contest (Woodstock), Squash Day (Waleska) and a tour of a working farm (Cherokee Fresh Market).

Woodstock Farmers’ Market #e Market is open every Saturday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. May through October. #e Market is located in Downtown Woodstock at the corner of Main Street and Towne Lake Parkway, in the parking lot that fronts Towne Lake Parkway.

“During the height of the harvest season, we expect 30 vendors or more at the market,” says Kyle Bennett of the Woodstock Visitors Center. We recommend people get to the market in the "rst hour the market is open—the best and most popular produce sales out quickly. If you get to the market after 10 a.m. you will miss out on lots of items that have already sold out.” #e "rst Saturday of each month during the market season, Woodstock will be partnering with the Cherokee County Farm Bureau on special events such as a pie baking contest, Old Tractor day, and demos related to in-season produce.

Canton Farmers’ Market Starting May 11, the market will be open on Saturdays through October from 8 a.m. to noon. #e market is located in Cannon Park by the gazebo on Main Street in Downtown Canton.

#is market features more than 30 vendors selling a variety of items in addition to local produce including: fresh eggs, baked goods, food, hand-made soap, homemade chocolate, fresh garden %owers, bedding plants, shrubs and herbs. You can enjoy live music while you peruse the market. “#e Canton Farmers’ Market is a great way to experience some of the best local bounty and it’s also a great way to experience Historic Downtown Canton,” says market organizer and Canton’s director of IT/GIS, Camille Wehs.

Waleska Farmers’ Market at Reinhardt University #e Market will be open #ursdays, May 2 thru October 24, 4:15 to 7:30 p.m. in the Reinhardt University Parking lot behind the Red Sea Church at the corner of Highway 108 and Highway 140. In July, the market will also be open on Monday nights.

Voted one of the top small-town markets in the country, this market features around 22 vendors o$ering a various homemade and locally grown items including: plants and %owers in the spring and fall, candles, fruit sorbet, herbs, spices, baked goods, wood crafts, jellies, jams and fresh eggs and much more.

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In the Boy Scout Tradition

his son first joined Cub Scouts in the 80s. He has served as

distinguished service to low-income youth.

been given a large utility pole to use as the main beam for a footbridge over a large creek on the trail network they built and maintain along the river just west of Canton. The pole had been delivered to the site, but the Scouts had no way to get it into position across the creek. Frank lived nearby, and when heavy rains and possible flooding were predicted, he tied one end of the pole to a tree by the creek. When the area flooded, he paddled his canoe to the site, pulled the other end of the now-floating pole across the creek, and tied it to a tree on the other side. When the waters receded, the pole was left straddling the creek, ready to be jacked into its exact position.”

mentality.” By that I mean in a lifeboat, if one person moves or does something, it a$ects everyone else in the boat. In Cherokee County, we are still mindful of that and try to check with each other before we try something new. It makes for better working relationships and morale among everyone,” Mills adds.

Mills says that one of the lessons he learned during his long tenure as judge and wants to pass on to his successors is mundane, but important. “I hope my successors pay heed. I used to be known for holding court at all hours. I have truly run in another county until 4 a.m. In Cherokee and other counties, it was not unusual to go until midnight. #at was for a reason. I started in a multi-county circuit. We did not have the luxury of coming back to the same county the next day, or even the next week because we would have court scheduled in another county. Witnesses and parties also may have %own in from another state,” he explains. “#ere is great pressure to "nish and not have to come back. I do not like to make parties who have waited all day come back. But there is a physical toll for that on everyone, even me. A few years back I had a blood clot in my leg. #e doctor told me that condition is common for airline pilots, judges, and anyone who sits for long hours. I hope my successors will look after themselves better,” he urges.

As Mills transitions to the next phase of his life, he says that he is looking forward to less administrative duties and more Scouting adventures and time with family. After logging 30 years on the bench, rendering countless legal decisions, and garnering highest honors from his colleagues and community, Mills seems modestly content.

“My late sister-in-law used to say, ‘Working together for the good of all.’ I hope people will remember me for that,” he adds.

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writing, as in his o!ce, he likes to remind people that con%ict and problems in life are normal,” Ann says. “We kept the subject matter in this book on the light side, but still, I wondered about showing the frequency of con%ict between our kids, and between Michael and me. Con%ict is more interesting than sweetness and light, but I hope people can see past the "ghting to the love!” Ann says that the title of the book, A Mismatch Made in Heaven, comes from the idea that people who are di$erent from each other can be together loving and sometimes disagreeing with each other while maintaining a sense of purpose about the life lessons they are learning.

“#at’s also the take-away message of the book...

God put us here together for a reason. It’s a hopeful,

humorous message. We’re all part of the

human race, and even the painful parts of life

have a purpose, if we just keep our eyes open.”

Family – A Mismatch Made in Heaven: Surviving True Love, Children, and Other Blessings in Disguise, by

Shoppe in Woodstock on April 27.

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Market organizer and Reinhardt University horticulturist, Zach White, says that numerous special events are already scheduled this season including: a Special Gardening Class at the market on Deer Resistant Plants, the 3rd Annual Waleska Blooms Photo Contest, the 2nd Annual Squash Dish Contest. “#is year we are adding a Biggest Squash contest and Original Squash Centerpiece or creative display contest. In July we plan to have the 2nd annual Pie Day Championship. Last year’s winners from the Waleska market won big in the Cherokee County Pie contest at the Cherokee Fresh Market, winning almost every category but two.

Hickory Flat: Cherokee Fresh Market is located on the Cagle Family Farm, 362 Stringer Road. #e market will be held each Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the pavilion behind the farm o!ce.

Sponsored by the Cherokee County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, the market is one of the only on-farm markets around. Tours of the farm are o$ered on the second and fourth Saturdays. Special event days promoting locally grown products are held the last Saturday of the month during harvest season including: Canning Day, Peach Day, Watermelon Day, Pie Day, Tractor Day, Apple Day and Family Garden Day.

If you are wondering what to do with food that doesn’t come with microwave directions, don’t worry. Most chefs tend to agree that less is more—with food so fresh and %avorful, minimum preparation and seasoning are required. All you need to do with a vine-ripe tomato is slice it and eat it.

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And on most Sunday afternoons from May through October, there is a polo match to be played. One of the "rst things Cashin did when he moved to the farm was to lay out a polo "eld in one of the pastures. Since then, he’s taught hundreds of horse enthusiasts to play polo, hosted hundreds of matches, raised millions of dollars for charities and played more chukkers (periods of play in polo) then he can count. Often called the “sport of kings,” polo is played while riding a “pony,” although the term pony is purely traditional and the mount is actually a full-sized horse. Cashin looks forward to the weekly matches where he gets to team up with his friends and family—grandchildren included now—and play this ancient game. According to the U.S. Polo Association, Cashin has the distinction of being the oldest active player in the country.

#e Sunday polo matches are generally open to the public—there is a $20 fee for parking. Guests are invited to bring a blanket and their food and beverage of choice and experience an afternoon of polo. Sometimes the polo matches are sponsored by national and regional charities

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that raise funds with ticket sales and concessions. “I am proud to say that we’ve raised close to $7 million through the years for various causes—Must Ministries, #e High Museum, Parkinson’s Disease, and many others,” Cashin says. When the matches are associated with a fundraiser, ticket prices and availability may vary.

In addition to the weekly polo matches, May also marks the beginning of Chukkar Farm’s concert series. A pavilion in a scenic meadow becomes center stage on the "rst Saturday evening each month for Home By Dark @ Chukkar Farm, featuring wonderful acoustic, in-the-round performances by talented songwriters and musicians. #e second or third Friday night of the month, the pavilion is home to the Atlanta Jazz Preservation Society’s Under the Stars jazz concert series. “#is year will mark our seventh season of concerts, and we are planning another outstanding series for everyone to enjoy. We rent tables in the pavilion and o$er general admission outside the pavilion. Everyone is welcome. Several hundred people usually come out—they tell us that this is one of the most tranquil and picturesque places in the Atlanta area to enjoy live music,” Cashin says proudly.”

Numerous businesses and corporations from the Atlanta area have discovered that the serene rural farm is an inviting location for company picnics or team building excursions. “We can accommodate up to 300 guests in our covered pavilion and we have a separate clubhouse that overlooks the polo "elds where we can accommodate 75 to 100 guests,” Cashin notes. “We have a lot of weddings here on Saturdays and a lot of birthday parties and family reunions, too. #e land is beautiful here. It’s a privilege to own this farm, and we enjoy sharing it.”

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Enjoy a “taste of Italy” at home or dine in the intimate atmosphere of Latini’s Italian Market & Deli, a new restaurant in the Holly Springs community, located on Hwy 140. When you visit Latini’s Italian Market & Deli, you take a culinary road trip to Italy as you bask in the aromas of homemade lasagnas and manicotti, the fresh breads for the Italian sandwiches, the aged cheeses, and the delectable imported oils and vinegars. Latini’s is sure to satisfy the appetites of those young and old.

Located on Hwy. 140 at the Harmony of the Lakes entrance at 402 Argonne Terrace, the new restaurant now o$ers a new solution to family dinners. At the market, stop by and hand pick your homemade items straight from our refrigerator or freezer to yours. Choose your deliciously prepared meal from a variety of homemade pastas and sauces in various sizes, sure to "t your family’s needs. #e restaurant also o$ers 40 di$erent types of sandwiches, both hot and cold, and daily dinner specials. Italian specialties, such as dry pastas, salad pastes, imported oils and vinegars, and canned sauces, will also be available.

If you just need a break, you can escape to the quaint intimate dining room or outdoor patio to enjoy your Italian delights. Sit back, enjoy a glass of wine or beer, and drift off to Italy. Share a pizza, sip on Italian soups, or try one of the many homemade salads.

Latini’s Italian Market & Deli opened its doors February, 2013. #e restaurant is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. It’s time to start planning your next trip to Italy. Visit Latini’s Italian Market & Deli.

Latini’s Italian Market & Deli402 Argonne Terrace, Suite 200Holly Springs, GA 30115770.345.0552 Fax: 770.345.0887Owner: Steve Latini

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PASTA PUTTANESCAIngredients:3 Tbls extra-virgin olive oil7 cloves of garlic, chopped1 tsp red pepper flakes1 tin of flat anchovies, drained3 Tbls capers30 pitted black olives, chopped1 32 oz can of crushed tomatoes1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoesSalt and pepper to season2 handfuls of fresh chopped parsley1 lb of spaghetti, cooked to al denteGrated parmesan

Directions:Heat a large frying pan over medium heat, add oil, garlic, anchovies, and red pepper flakes. Saute mixture until anchovies melt into oil and garlic is tender. Add olives, capers, tomatoes, pepper and parsley.

Pour over pasta and enjoy!!

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CalendarMARCHMarch 11Little Texas (Country)Woodstock Concert SeriesPark at City CenterWoodstock#e year 2013 marks the 16th season for Georgia’s best concert series and the second in our newly expanded Park at City Center. Join us in beautiful downtown Woodstock this summer. All concerts begin at 7:30pm and are family friendly, free of charge with no tickets required.

March 15, 16, 17, 22 & 24!e Taming of the ShrewFridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pmCity Center, 8534 Main Street, Woodstock Shakespeare’s raucous comedy pits Petruchio and Katharina against each other until love prevails. $12 Adults, $11 Seniors/Students in advance online or $15, $13 at the door. 678.494.4251

March 17 Reinhardt University’s Faculty Recital 3pm#e Falany Performing Arts Center Concert SeriesReinhardt UniversityWaleska

March 19Peter Kokay, Bassoonist 7:30pm#e Falany Performing Arts Center Concert SeriesReinhardt UniversityWaleska

March 21 Alison Holmes Adams, Soprano7:30pm#e Falany Performing Arts Center Concert SeriesReinhardt UniversityWaleska

March 23New Interpretations#e Civil War Center at Kennesaw State University9:00am#e Civil War Center at Kennesaw State University, in conjunction with the Kennesaw Mountain National Battle"eld Park, presents the Symposium on New Interpretations of the Civil War: 1863: Struggles East & West on #e program will take place at the KSU Center, located o$-campus, behind the Cracker Barrel, exit 271 on I-75.

March 23Greenprints Trailfest 20135:00pm#is event has been known as Streetfest for the past 3 years. Parking is available in several places in and around downtown.

March 26 Reinhardt University’s Brass Extravaganza7:30pm#e Falany Performing Arts Center Concert SeriesReinhardt UniversityWaleska

March 26 & 28AuditionsCity Center, 8534 Main Street Woodstock For “Beauty and the Beast” and “Disney’s #e Jungle Book” - for ages 8-Adult. 678.494.4251

March 29City of Canton Easter FestivalCannon Park, Canton 1-4pm#e Saturday before Easter Sunday from 1-4pm. Multiple hunts for kids ages 10 & under, pictures with the Easter Bunny, in%atables & more. 770.704.1500.

APRILApril 4 Calmus - A Cappella Ensemble from Germany7:30pm#e Falany Performing Arts Center Concert SeriesReinhardt UniversityWaleska


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April 5Teen Arts Night6-8pmCity Center, 8534 Main Street Woodstock Sponsored by Elm Street’s Teen Arts Guild (TAG). Bring your guitar, your karaoke cd, your poetry, your artwork, your short stories to share with other creative, arts minded teens. $5 cash at the door provides a slice of pizza and a soda at intermission. For youth in Grades 7-12. 678.494.4251

April 5i!ink Improv Troupe6-8pmCity Center, 8534 Main Street Woodstock Enjoy the food and shops along Woodstock’s Main Street then come to City Center auditorium for some family friendly laughs as the Troupe takes audience suggestions and turns them into wacky comedy. All seats $5. 678.494.425

April 6Latimer Hall Arts and Craft Show9pm-3pmLatimer Hall, WoodstockJoin us on Saturday April 6th for the Latimer Hall Arts and Craft Show in Historic Downtown Woodstock. Unique gift items to welcome the Spring Season. Visit us for more information!

April 6!e Boxcars5pmCanton #eatreCanton

April 9 Reinhardt University Opera7:30pm#e Falany Performing Arts Center Concert SeriesReinhardt UniversityWaleska

April 11Reinhardt UniversitySymphonic Winds7:30pm#e Falany Performing Arts Center Concert SeriesReinhardt UniversityWaleska

April 14Reinhardt UniversityConcert Choir3:00pm#e Falany Performing Arts Center Concert SeriesReinhardt UniversityWaleska

April 16Reinhardt Percussion Ensemble7:30pm#e Falany Performing Arts Center Concert SeriesReinhardt UniversityWaleska

April 16Free Skin Cancer Screenings6:00pm-8:00pmNorthside Hospital-CherokeeOutpatient Rehabilitation Services Building211 Hospital Road, Canton. To register, call 404.845.5555 and press “0.”Registration opens March 4. Register early! Spaces "ll quickly. Quali"ed Spanish interpreters available free of charge, by request.Recommended Screening Attire: Shorts and T-Shirt

April 18Reinhardt University’sJazz Band7:30pm#e Falany Performing Arts Center Concert SeriesReinhardt UniversityWaleska

April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28Sleeping BeautyFridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2pmCity Center, 8534 Main Street Woodstock A clever princess must overcome the curse of a wicked fairy with the help of some good fairies and a prince with a sense of humor All seats $10 in advance online - includes sales tax, $12 at the door. 678.494.4251


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April 22Reinhardt University’sSymphony Orchestra7:30pm#e Falany Performing Arts Center Concert SeriesReinhardt UniversityWaleska

April 24Free Prostate Cancer Screenings6:00pm-8:00pmNorthside Hospital-CherokeeOutpatient Rehabilitation Services Building211 Hospital Road, Canton. To register, call 404.845.5555 and press “0.”Quali"ed Spanish interpreters available on site.Registration opens March 11. Register early! Spaces "ll quickly.

April 27Ricky’s Run 5k7:30am Bells Ferry Learning Center Woodstock, GAWhy Ricky’s Run? #ose of us who knew and loved four-year-old Ricky James called him ‘Superman’. He was a delightfully precious boy with a big heart who touched the lives of many. On May 23, 2010 (eight days before his "fth birthday), he earned his angel wings after battling a rare and aggressive form of childhood cancer for most of his young life. We choose to run in Ricky’s honor, to remember our ‘Superman’, and to help other children who need us

April 27Reinhardt University’sSpring Music !eatre3:00pm#e Falany Performing Arts Center Concert SeriesReinhardt UniversityWaleska

April 27German Shepherd Rescue Spring Fling12:30pm-4:30pm#e Canine Ranch, CantonDock Diving! Agility!Lure Course! (Tracking with faux squirrel) Food & Fun!Celebrate Spring with GSD Rescue of GA! Tickets: $20, $10 for second dog, $5 each additional dogTicket includes unlimited pass to all activities plus lunchPlace: 165 Doug Smith Lane, Canton

April 27Cherokee Master Gardener’s Annual Spring Plant Sale10am-2pm1001 Univeter Road, Canton, GA770.479.0418#e Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers of Cherokee County will be presenting their Annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Cherokee County Senior Services Center and CCMG Demo Gardens, 1001 Univeter Road, Canton, GA. Listed are some of the plants we will be selling: daylilies, drought tolerant, sun and shade

loving plants. Please come and browse our Demo Garden and have our experts answer your questions on gardening.

April 28Kingston Confederate Memorial Day Service2:30pm#e Confederate CemeteryKingstonKingston has honored its 250 unknown soldiers since April 23, 1865, in the oldest continuous service in America. #e Kingston Woman’s History Club began and carries on the tradition, which now honors all war veterans. Activities begin at 2:30 p.m. on April 28, 2013. George W. “Buddy” Darden will be the guest speaker. Carl Boyd Post 42 American Legion will o$er a military salute, and area Boys Scouts and local children will decorate graves at the Confederate Cemetery. Following the cemetery service, a Memorial Day Tea will be served by members of the Kingston Woman’s History Club at the Martha Mullinax Annex, Kingston Museum. All are welcome to attend.

MAYMay 3Teen Arts Night6:00-8:00pmCity Center, 8534 Main Street Woodstock Sponsored by Elm Street’s Teen Arts Guild (TAG). Bring your guitar,

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your karaoke cd, your poetry, your artwork, your short stories to share with other creative, arts minded teens. $5 cash at the door provides a slice of pizza and a soda at intermission. For youth in Grades 7-12. 678.494.4251

May 5Sherlock Holmes and the Opera Mystery3:00pm#e Falany Performing Arts Center Concert SeriesReinhardt UniversityWaleska

May 11 & 12!e 24th Annual Cherokee County Indian Festival & Mother’s Day PowwowBoling Park in Canton, GASaturday 11am – 7pmSunday 11am – 6pmNative Dancing, Singing, Drumming Arts and Crafts Native Cuisine and Americana Favorites. Living Tipi Village. Live Bu$alo, Warrior on Horseback. Birds of Prey Show. Aztec Dance Company. Primitive Skills Demonstrations such as Fire-by-Friction, Hide Tanning, Earthen Cooking. Native Storytellers and Flute Players. Wildlife Displays, Pony Rides, Kids’ Activities. Tickets on sale at the gate:Adults (13 years and up): $15; Children (6-12 years old): $5;5 years and under: FREE.

May 11- Sept 28Canton Farmer’s MarketDowntown Canton8am-12 noonBegins May 11th and runs every Saturday until September from 8 am-Noon. Located in Downtown Canton, rain or shine. 770.704.1500

May 18Ball Ground Heritage DaysBallground, Georgia11am-8pmA celebration of the good ‘ole days with arts, crafts music, food and more. 770.735.2123

May 17Whose Line Is It, Woodstock?7:30pmCity Center, 8534 Main Street Woodstock #e acclaimed i#ink Improv Troupe brings their special brand of wacky, well mannered humor to the Elm Street stage at City Center for a full evening of comedy. May 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30pm. All seats $10 in advance online - includes sales tax, $12 at the door. 678.494.4251

May 18-19Canton Festival of the Arts10am-5pmHistoric Downtown CantonArtist’s Market with over 60 exhibitors from nine states. Serenity Gardens celebrates the art of

living well. If you are interested in gardening, sustainability, incorporating nature into your life and all things green, this is the place for you. #e Literary Celebration includes panels and book signings with authors from all over the Southeast. #e Interactive Children’s Experience o$ers hands on art activities for children, including mural painting, photography, drawing, dance, drama and so much more. Tempting food concessions and a wine and beer garden. Live entertainment on the Main Stage. Free Parking

May 19-October 27Woodstock Farmer’s Market8:30am-11:30amPublic parking lot on Towne Lake Parkway.

JUNEJune 10-14Elm Street Teen Improv Camp4pm-7pmAges 13-18 City Center, 8534 Main Street, Woodstock Want to learn how to think on your feet? Perform an unscripted play in seconds? Put your improvisational skills to the test and learn the basics on how to be an improv actor in a week and perform in a improv showcase on Friday! You’ll learn comic timing, scene building, group mind, and


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many other improv games and techniques used in shows like “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and Elm Street’s own Whose Line Is It, Woodstock? No experience needed! Taught by Siobhan Brumbelow, director of the i#ink Improv Troupe. Camp price is $125 for the week. Includes materials, shirt, and DVD of their performance. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 4:00-7:00pm. Improv showcase is Friday, June 14th at 7:30pm. Limited to 12 Campers. Secure Online registration. 678.494.4251

June 10-14, 17-21& 24-28Elm Street Summer Drama Camps9am-3pmCity Center, 8534 Main Street, WoodstockOften imitated but never duplicated in over 10 years. Junior Campers ages 5-7 and Senior Campers ages 8-14. All campers receive a t-shirt, script and a DVD of their "nal performance. Costuming is provided by Elm Street. Campers will see a Main Stage performance of either Disney’s #e Jungle Book (June) or Beauty and the Beast (July). Each Camp Group will write produce and perform an original

play with music in only 5 days! Along with experienced instructors, campers will create characters, plot lines, song lyrics,costume designs, art projects and much more. Each script is tailored for that group of campers resulting in an individualized approach to a team activity. You can sign up for more than one camp week as each camp show is unique! We do NOT have a ‘star system’ so all campers will have equal amounts of stage time and speaking lines. Secure online registration. 678.494.4251


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