Audra’s Interview with Coach Tom Bass, Dunwoody High School Principal

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Coach Bass and I go way back to around 2004.  I can’t remember whether I first met him at the Murphey Candler Tom Bass Camp or at Indoor Winter Baseball at DHS when my oldest was six years old.  So, the first thing I asked Tom when we sat down to chat for this interview was….”What… Read More »

Sparkle Sandy Springs Holiday Celebration

December 5, 2021 4:00 PM   Join the City of Sandy Springs for their annual Sparkle Sandy Springs Holiday Celebration kick-off event on Sunday, December 5 at City Springs. There will be a parade, menorah and tree lightings, live music, a snow machine, and a holiday market.   The Sparkle Sandy Springs Holiday Celebration serves as the launch of the Sparke Village, a month-long outdoor light display of tiny houses lovingly decorated with fun holiday themes by local businesses and civic groups.… Read More »

Small Church with a Big God Accomplishes the Impossible!

On November 22nd, 2021, Misty Creek Community Church purchased the property known as 590 Mt Vernon Hwy from First Baptist Church of Sandy Springs. The property is the home of the much beloved stone chapel that sits as a beacon of hope on the corner of Mt Vernon Hwy and Glenridge Dr. The property went under contract on October 4th and closed on November 22nd.… Read More »

North Point Community Church Installs 40-Foot Christmas Tree

Community Invited to See It’s 20,000 Animated Pixel Lights in Action at Eight, Free Christmas Tree Lighting Shows in Alpharetta

Alpharetta, Ga. –  Preparations are underway to install a 40-foot-high, 17-foot-wide Christmas tree featuring 20,000 animated pixel lights on the front lawn of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta. The public is invited to see the tree in action at eight Christmas tree lighting shows held December 16–19 at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.… Read More »

City of Dunwoody Approves Contract With Pond & Company for Edge City 2.0 Project

Expanding City Just North of Atlanta Will Work With Experienced Architecture and Engineering Firm to Develop Vision for Perimeter Center District to Meet the Growing Needs of the Community 

Dunwoody, Ga. – November 30, 2021 – The City of Dunwoody today announced the approval of a contract with architecture and engineering firm, Pond & Company, for its Edge City 2.0 Project.… Read More »

Support Giving Grace by shopping at Bar{n} Enchanted Forest, and Village Threads on Sunday!

This Sunday, December 5th from 4pm – 6pm a portion of the sales at Bar{n}, The Enchanted Forest and Village Threads will go towards purchasing holiday gifts for families in need. 

Come knock out your holiday gift list and give back at the same time!

When: Sunday, December 5th from 4pm – 6pm

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Giveaway ~ 3 Gingerbread House Baking Kits!

We have a special giveaway this week,  just in time for the holidays! DreamWorks’ GABBY’s DOLLHOUSE which now has partnered with Baketivity to offer custom, make at home GABBY’S gingerbread house kits….and we are giving away 3!

Check out the limited edition GABBY’S DOLLHOUSE Baking Kit HERE!

More on Baketivity: In our home, we know the best memories start in the kitchen—and our kids are always mixin’ in.Read More »

Tailgating Brews & Bites at Red’s Beer Garden

There’s nothing better than watching the SEC Championship with friends while enjoying tailgating-inspired brews and bites. Known for its selection of 300 handpicked brews, wine, seltzers, and ciders, football fans can dive into Red’s Beer Garden’s self-serve refrigerators to stock up on game day libations. Owned by husband and wife team of Kristen and Ed Sumpter, fans can also take advantage of this go-to beer spot’s food menu featuring a diverse and creative selection of hot dogs, sandwiches and sharable snacks.… Read More »

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Alyssa Beebe
(770) 637-2299
alyssa@carenwestpr.com

Host a Tiki-Inspired Tailgate at Best End Brewing

They don’t call it the Best End for nothing. Located in the Lee + White district in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood, Best End Brewing is open to all football fans. Their house-brewed beer, full-service bar, and coastal grub make for the ideal tailgate experience. Watch the SEC Championship with friends and family from their themed Taproom or Graffiti Tiki Bar.… Read More »

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Alyssa Beebe
(470) 391-0999
alyssa@carenwestpr.com

Don’t Miss Dantanna’s for the Ultimate SEC Championship Viewing Party

A favorite destination to watch sports and tackle delicious food and cocktails, football fans are invited to head to Dantanna’s on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 4 p.m. to watch the SEC Championship. Serving up mouthwatering starters, salads, burgers and sandwiches to quality steaks, seafood, sides and more, grill masters wanting to cook at home can order one of Executive Chef Brad Parker’s Butcher Market Baskets.… Read More »

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Mindy Osler
(404) 614-0006
mindy.osler@carenwestpr.com

Celebrate the Holiday Season at TWO’s Tacky Takeover Pop-Up

Days are looking happy and bright on the Atlanta BeltLine at TWO urban licks Tacky Takeover holiday pop-up. From Friday, November 26 to December 23, 2021, TWO is transforming its expansive and dog-friendly patio into a winter wonderland where revelers are invited to eat, drink, and be merry and don their tackiest holiday sweaters. Guests can gather around fire pits while enjoying TWO’s fiery cuisine, holiday decor, live music, and an array of festive cocktails including Krampus – Tequila and Mezcal, Pomegranate, Orange and Jalapeño; Polar Express – Vodka Peppermint, Chocolate Martini and Peppermint Dust; Mr.… Read More »

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Alyssa Beebe
(404) 522-4622
alyssa@carenwestpr.com

Head to Firepit Pizza Tavern for SEC Championship Game Day Fun

Gear up and gather with friends during the SEC Championship Game on Saturday, December 4th with the help of Firepit Pizza Tavern. Belly up to the bar, relax in the dining room, or watch the game from home while enjoying Executive Chef Shaun Whitmer’s hand-tossed, tavern-style pizzas, chef-driven snacks, wings, sandwiches and salads. Located in Grant Park and owned by Leslie Cohen, an Atlanta native and winner of Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen”, Firepit also recently made their coveted Unicorn Wing Seasoning available for purchase for $10.… Read More »

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Mindy Osler
(404) 614-0006
mindy.osler@carenwestpr.com

Toast to the SEC Championship With Wild Heaven Beer

Celebrate football in the South while watching the SEC Championship on Saturday, December 4th and enjoying Wild Heaven Beer’s award-winning, craft brews created by acclaimed Brewmaster Eric Johnson. Distributed throughout Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina, and Florida, Wild Heaven Beer boasts two brewery locations in Atlanta, in Avondale Estates and at the Lee + White development in the West End right on the BeltLine.… Read More »

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Mindy Osler
(404) 614-0006
mindy.osler@carenwestpr.com

Griffin Professional Tree Care – Audra’s choice!

CALL TODAY TO GET A FREE CONSULTATION REGARDING ANY TREE RELATED QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS

Note from Audra:  “Darryl Griffin at Griffin Professional Tree Care is wonderful to work with! I discovered Griffin several years ago and wouldn’t use any other company.  Everyone I’ve referred to them has been very pleased with both price and service! If you need tree work done give them a call!… Read More »

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404-234-4810
Darryl Griffin

The Barnes Young Team – Your Real Estate Experts

The Barnes Young Team, Keller Williams Realty Peachtree Road

Discover what makes us extraordinary…“Client satisfaction drives our commitment to serve.”

We help more than 100 clients every year sell or purchase their HOMES.

Our ”COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE HOME SELLING STRATEGY” is unique to the Barnes Young Team. Based on our experience and in-depth knowledge of the market, we adjust our strategy based on current market conditions and client needs.… Read More »

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