Help Sweetwater Creek State Park Win $100,000 from Coca-Cola for Outdoor Recreation
Vote online at www.LivePositively.com; Now through July 15th, 2012
One of Georgia's State Parks, Sweetwater Creek, is vying to be named "America's Favorite Park." The national contest is part of Coca-Cola's America Is Your Park campaign which encourages families to get active outdoors. "If everyone in Georgia votes for Sweetwater Creek and asks their friends and family to do the same, we have an excellent chance of winning," said State Parks Director Becky Kelley. "The money could be used for hiking trails improvements, fishing docks, picnic areas or any number of projects that our visitors could enjoy for years to come." Go to GeorgiaStateParks.org/SweetwaterCreek to learn more about Sweetwater Creek Park. Again, vote at www.LivePositively.com.
Alpharetta Family and Cosmetic Dental Care Hosts Book Signing
Monday, July 23rd, 2012 | 6:30pm to 8pm
Dr. Stephen Leafe will be hosting a book signing party for his client, Cathy Horvath, to introduce her book and offer a chance to meet new people. Horvath's book, Recipes for Life... Food for the Body and Nourishment for the Soul, shares personal life lessons and recipes along with those sent from her family, friends, and former business associates around the country. The event will be at Alpharetta Family and Cosmetic Dental Care, 30 Milton Ave., Alpharetta, GA. 30009. Visit www.aadentalstudio.com and www.recipesforlifebodyandsoul.com for more information.
Congratulations Northside Hospital Blood and Marrow Transplant Program!
Remains #1 Nationally in Best Survival Outcomes
The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), the federally funded organization that facilitates most unrelated bone marrow transplants in the United States, has released data that indicate Northside Hospital's Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program has, by far, the best survival rates for matched related and unrelated transplants of any program in the country. This is the third consecutive year that Northside has come out on top. The most recently reported data spans from years 2007 through 2009. For more information about the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Northside Hospital, visit Northside.com and BMTGA.com. For more information about the National Marrow Donor Program, visit www.BeTheMatch.org.
Georgia's Only Backcountry Inn Wins TripAdvisor Award for Guest Reviews
Happy guests have rewarded Georgia's backcountry Hike Inn with scores of good reviews on TripAdvisor, an international travel-review website. As a result, TripAdvisor recently recognized the inn with a 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award. The Hike Inn is located at the end of a five-mile trail from Amicalola Falls State Park in Dawsonville. Guests carry only a daypack with toiletries and cameras along the way. At the end of their journey, they find rustic guest rooms, hot showers and hearty meals served family-style, encouraging them to get to know fellow travelers. Staff encourage guests to leave modern technology like cell phones tucked away, helping them relax in the natural environment. To learn more, visit www.Hike-Inn.com or call 800-581-8032.
Congratulations to New Local Business, TxtHugs, LLC!
Owner, Mary Guenther, created TxtHugs by combining the popularity of texting with t-shirts that sends a positive messaging and emotion, or ((HUGS))! Guenther provided t-shirts for celebrity gift bags for the Teen Choice Awards this July in LA and has been working with Trish & Lenny at Big Frog in Cumming. Visit www.TxtHugs.com or like them on Facebook, TxtHugs, LLC, and learn more.
Forsyth County Community Connection
Connect this weekend by volunteering to do good things for your community. There are several opportunities available this month. Join the team at Sawnee Mountain Preserve and get outside to help maintain this beautiful park. The Forsyth County Humane Society is in need of volunteers to help for their adoptive doggies. Help to prepare and deliver meals to local families in need with Meals by Grace.
Other opportunities include The Marcus E. & Sharon B. Gunter Foundation with the Helping Hands programs for yard work and house work, Mentor Me- North Georgia, Inc. and Keep Forsyth County Beautiful. To register or get more information on these volunteer opportunities, visit www.connectforsyth.org. Enjoy your summer by helping others!