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Creekside MOPS Holiday Showcase November 3-4, 9am Creekside United Methodist Church Come shop the 17th annual Creekside MOPS Holiday Showcase! Over 70 vendors offering holiday gifts have joined us this year to offer some amazing products. Vendors are both crafters and direct sales, product categories are limited to offer a variety of unique shopping options. [...]

Chip’s Tips: Is it possible the Holidays are Here already?

A murphy bed or retractable coffee table can create multi-purpose rooms for your holiday guests. By Chip Wade It doesn’t seem possible; wasn’t I just at the beach last weekend? Now Christmas is around the corner, and while time is flying by too fast, I always love the holiday season! My wife Pauli and I [...]

Adventures in Tree Picking

A family holiday tradition that started over 30 years ago gets bigger and better every year. By Lizzy Johnson   Our family holiday tradition started 33 years ago as a day trip to cut down a Christmas tree. The tradition has now grown into a Four day celebration where we try to cram into it [...]

Meals by Grace

Founded by Suellen and Stephen Daniels, who saw a need in the community for a home delivery food program for children and their families, and made it their mission to ensure that no child goes hungry. By Sarah Johnson In this season of giving, there are several opportunities to get involved with local charitable organizations [...]

Refractive Lens Exchange

By Cameron Johnson, MD Cataract, Corneal, Refractive, and MIGS Surgeon Milan Eye Center Many people have dreamed about reducing their dependence on glasses, but the best procedure to accomplish this can change as they age. For patients younger than the early or mid-40’s, LASIK can often be the best choice.  It is a procedure that [...]

Attitude of Gratitude

Everything can be taken for granted, but by being grateful, we can celebrate with all we have found anew. By Reverend Jordan Thrasher You have probably heard the phrase “attitude of gratitude” at one point or another in your life. When I first heard that as a kid I would run around repeating it over [...]


Forsyth County Women's Club October 19, 11am Polo Golf & Country Club 6300 Polo Club Drive, Cumming Lunch cost is $22. To make a reservation contact or visit   Lily’s Run 5K and Family Festival October 8th, 12pm - 4 pm Vickery Village 5920 Post Rd, Cumming Event proceeds will help grant the [...]

Accent Cellars

One of a variety of wineries and vineyards that accent the winding roads of North Georgia.   By Stephanie Maddox Unbeknownst to the world, a small corner of North Georgia holds a secret. An area normally celebrated for its stunning hiking trails and lively festivals, the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains also hide the [...]

Showing some Shoe Love

A simple and stylish DIY solution to display some of your personal collection instead of tossing them into the closet. By Chip Wade I admit it; I love organization! My wife Pauli says I’m slightly compulsive about it, but I think she’s just being nice. We joke that the best present she ever gave me [...]

Travel Tips for Leaf Peepers

Georgia State Parks’ “Leaf Watch” Website Tracks Best Fall Color. By Kim Hatcher For many people, the perfect autumn weekend includes cozy campfires and gooey s’mores surrounded by fiery-hued forests. To help leaf peepers plan their fall escapes, Georgia’s state parks will soon launch “Leaf Watch 2017” to track fall color as it moves across [...]