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Celebrating Mom

Giving her what means the most. By Heather Cole On Sunday, May 14th of 2017 many of us will celebrate Mothers Day as we reflect on the purest form of conceivable unconditional Love. It seems a Mothers job never ends with her children and family. She constantly tries to help those around her grow, while cultivating and planting seeds to build a good foundation upon. Since the beginning of time, God has blessed Women with the gift of love and sensitivity that helps carry us within our daily lives. Proverbs 31:28 “Her children rise up and call her blessed; her [...]

What is the Symfony Lens?

FDA Approved new lens technology. By Cameron Johnson, MD Milan Eye Center   Cataracts cause the eye’s natural lens to become cloudy and decrease vision. Surgery removes and replaces it with a clear artificial lens. Depending on the individual, there are a variety of lenses that can be used. Standard monofocal lenses allow vision to be set for distance or near, but not both; and multifocal intraocular lenses allow for decreased dependence on glasses altogether. However, they have significant limitations, such as increased halos and glare at night. Many also lose some contrast sensitivity, or crispness, of distance vision when [...]

Summer Fun

Unplug this summer and spend quality time with your family. By Reverend Jordan Thrasher Do you remember those times where the family came together only to be pulled away into the screens held in front of them? What about those weeks where everyone simply just went their separate ways? If you’re as fortunate as I am you haven’t been placed in these scenarios, but most families have, as this seems to be a growing theme of normality. Of course I did things on my own as a child and indulged in the occasional video game; but the memories that are [...]

Pantone Color of the Year 2017: Greenery

Spring is right around the corner and here in South we are expecting an early one. What better way to embrace an early Spring than with a color that evokes it. Pantone’s color of the year is Greenery and it is the epitome of nature’s revitalization. According to Pantone “Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate… Greenery is nature’s [...]

Restored to Purpose

“Don’t confuse losing confidence in your ability and losing confidence in God’s.” ~ Polly Herron By Polly Herrin   I absolutely love the show Fixer Upper with hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines. Their ever increasing popularity comes from taking run down, dilapidated, homes in Waco, Texas and revitalizing them. It’s intoxicating to watch this process and see something so visibly damaged be transformed and enjoyed for decades to come. I learned a valuable lesson when I was hired as the assistant to the President for a successful customized home builder in Atlanta. I sat in many partnership and planning meetings, [...]


411 Community News MOTHERWORKS: A festive family celebration of mom! May 11 and 12, 7pm May 13, 10am and 1pm May 14. 4pm and 7pm The Warehouse, 5095 Post Rd, Cumming Music! Mayem! A Flying Flapjack Feast over Mother’s Day Weekend! The show is a celebration of MOMS through a fun, family musical revue featuring an all Atlanta cast whose credits include Broadway, National Tours, TV, Film and regional and Atlanta theaters. Catering is by ChrisCakes and tickets for the meal/show combo are available  At each performance the audience will have the opportunity to support Teach One to Lead [...]

Breathe Easier

Purify your entire house with the nano UV air purifying filter. By Tiffany Norris I don’t know about you, but lately there seems to be a lot of sickness being spread around. Sometimes even several times within your household. You bleach, spray, wipe down and do everything you can think of, but illness still makes its way through your doors. Like a unwanted guest, it refuses to leave. So what do you do? How do you protect yourself and loved ones from allergens, sickness, air borne bacteria and flu? This seems like an never ending battle that chicken soup alone [...]

Georgia Highlands Medical Services

Open doors to new facility. By Kim Williamson No matter our age, race, gender, political affiliation or occupation, we all face the same reality when it comes to healthcare.  Uneasiness, uncertainty, continual insurance changes, increased costs and decreased services – and the list goes on. This is exactly why Georgia Highlands Medical Services (GHMS) does what they do. Founded in Forsyth County in 1979, GHMS opened their doors as George E. Wilson Memorial Health Services (the Wilson Clinic) and began providing medical services to the underprivileged.  Today, they serve over 15,500 patients, and are still dedicated to that original mission [...]

March 411 Community News

The Cotillion of Forsyth March 5, 12, 19 and 26 Back for our fifth year in Forsyth County, The Cotillion of South Forsyth is a five week dancing and manners program. We offer social and business instruction in a fun environment! Curriculum includes traditional and modern dances along with etiquette that young people will use their entire lives. All classes and parties will be held at Polo Golf and Country Club on Sunday evenings. Our classes are for 7th-9th graders. Please contact Valerie Macdonald, Director, at 770-781-5580 or for more information or to register. Visit   Boot Camp [...]

Chip’s Tips: Color My World

  Choosing colors for your home is an intensely personal experience. By Chip Wde   You hear the voices in your head, ‘don’t paint with bold colors…use only agreeable gray…be neutral for resale!’ Just remember, these might be the same voices that told you the Falcons’ were a lock to win the Superbowl – at halftime. Color is a powerful tool when designing your space. The concept of ‘color psychology’ is a hot topic in the design world. In many Western countries, the color white represents purity and innocence. Oddly, in many Eastern countries, it is a symbol of mourning. [...]