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Canvas Community Christmas December 1, 6:30 pm Canvas Christian Church Everyone is invited to this special evening for the entire family. No charge. There will be finger foods and drinks in the lobby as you arrive. The children will have fun making crafts and having snacks while the adults enjoy a musical program. Everyone will [...]

Chip’s Tips: Can you have closure in an Open Concept?

Everybody wants it, but is it always the best solution? By Chip Wade   I don’t think you can watch a home buying or renovation show today without hearing the term, ‘open concept’. It has become the standard for home buyers. While the term was not necessarily used, the concept dates back to homes built [...]

Is LASIK affordable for me?

By Samir Vira, MD Cataract, Corneal, Refractive, and MIGS Surgeon Milan Eye Center Undoubtedly, LASIK has well-established and long-lasting benefits to patients.  Individuals with glasses and contact lenses are often steered away from LASIK or refractive surgery due to concern for its high cost. But when you sit down and analyze the actual cost and [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Tricks, Trunks and Treats

The week after the Cumming Country Fair & Festival wraps up at Cumming Fairgrounds, the annual Trunk or Treat event rolls in. Come to the Fairgrounds in costume on Oct. 21 for this family-friendly event. Join Avalon for Tricks and Treats on Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to Noon. Stop by Concierge to pick up [...]

Laser Cataract Surgery

Is it all hype? By Niraj Desai, MD Cataract, Corneal, Refractive, and MIGS Surgeon Milan Eye Center   Many of you reading this article may not have realized that cataract surgery has evolved rapidly in the past 3-4 years. This pace of change pales in comparison to how the procedure has evolved in the past [...]