The Book Festival of the MJCCA Presents its 28th Edition

Calling all book lovers! From October 30 – November 18, 2019, the Book Festival of the MJCCA will celebrate 28 years of bringing culture and conversation to the greater Atlanta community. This year’s Book Festival repertoire of 45+ authors has something to offer all festival-goers. More than 13,000 people from across the Southeast will come to engage with and listen to their favorite local, national, and international authors.… Read More »

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Book of the Month Giveaway: Through the Eyes of a Lion

Congrats to our winner:  Donna Highberger

A dear friend gave me this paperback several years ago and somehow it made it to the top of my reading stack recently.   I typically read books on my Kindle but was missing the feel of a book in my hands.  Wow…I literally read this book in a day.   I found myself highlighting passages I wanted to go back to and realized I was highlighting almost every word. … Read More »

Tatiana Answers: When is it time to take someone to the hospital instead of a counselor?

Dear Tatiana,

How do I know when it is time to take someone to the hospital instead of a counselor?


Dear Anonymous,

When a friend or family member has overtly threatened or inferred thoughts of suicide or homicide or expressed a lack of hope or intention for the future, do not leave them unattended and take them immediately to the hospital.… Read More »


Did you know Vanderlyn and Dunwoody Elementary now have mascots?!!

Aubie the tiger is one of my favorite things about Auburn University.  My grandmother loved him so much!  I was thrilled when Lauren posted about the new VES and DES mascots on our Facebook page earlier this week and wanted to share on our website and newsletters too!  They are so cute!!!

I already think Captain Kingsley is awesome….do any of our other area elementary schools have mascots?… Read More »

Austin Elementary Redistricting Meeting – Update from Lauren

By Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection

DHS auditorium was full with Dunwoody residents ready to be heard tonight. Everyone was broken up into smaller groups and opinions varied wildly depending on which room you were in. This meeting was about hearing the community’s ideas and concerns. The next meeting will outline the proposed redistricting options.… Read More »

SNS Info + Fall Nail Polish Colors! Which one would you like to win!?

Written by The Aha! Connection Style Editor for The Aha! Connection

I love Fall nail colors and it is all about “Metallics” this fall!  Bold, edgy metallic colors were all over New York and Paris Fashion Week.  I am going to list my faves out rapid-fire style, cuz the time has come for us to discuss SNS.… Read More »


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Permanent Fence for the Temporary Trailers at DHS?

By Audra Anders for The Aha! Connection

I was touring colleges out of town with my fave senior girl on Monday and started getting texts about this fence. Meanwhile, Lauren snapped this photo and popped it on our Facebook page.  The comments are snarky but on point.   Why the fence?  That’s my simple question.   I haven’t been back in Dunwoody long enough to ask the right people but wanted to give you all the chance to comment.… Read More »

Atlanta Specialized Care Addresses Underserved Adult Autism Population

Atlanta Specialized Care Continues to Treat Mental Health While Addressing Underserved Adult Autism Population

ATLANTA, GA, SEPTEMBER 24, 2019 – Atlanta Specialized Care, a professional counseling practice, is proud to treat mental health for adults, adolescents, and children as well as the under-served adult autism population. With offices in Alpharetta and Sandy Springs, Atlanta Specialized Care offers a variety of counseling interventions to address many challenges, such as mood, family, trauma, and addiction for the general population, but is unique in their additional area of expertise working with adults on the autism spectrum.… Read More »

28th Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA

October 30 – November 18, 2019

45+ Authors / Two Epic Weeks

Individual Tickets and Series Passes on Sale Now!


Headlining Authors Include:

Preet Bharara Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton Akbar GbajabiamilaNikki R. Haley Jodi Kantor Adam Rippon Bari Weiss Henry Winkler and many more!

Local Authors Include:

Perry Brickman Zoe Fishman Sherry Frank Lynn Garson Andy Lipman Bev Saltzman LewynPat Mitchell Brent Pease & Kyle PeaseI.J.Read More »

We have 20 passes to see the Downton Abbey Movie Tomorrow Night!

We are hosting a special advanced screening on Wednesday, September 18 at Regal Atlantic Station.

The worldwide phenomenon DOWNTON ABBEY, becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives.  A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.… Read More »

Concessions, Bathrooms and a New Press Box! Game On! #nomoreportapotties

It’s homecoming week at Dunwoody High School.   The students have a fun dress-up theme every day.  The traditional parade down Vermack road is scheduled for Thursday at 4 PM.   A new HoCo Queen and King will be announced on Friday at half-time of the football game against Northview and a dance is scheduled for Saturday night in the DHS gym.  … Read More »

Recent Highlights from Lunch with Lauren: Hattie B’s • Velvet Taco • Singha 99

Head over to our Lunch with Lauren Facebook Group and join in on the fun!  Meanwhile, three of Lauren’s top posts from last week can be found below!

Hattie B’s Hot Chicken

Have y’all been to Hattie B’s Hot Chicken- Atlanta, GA? It’s in little 5, off of Moreland. I went this week to meet a new friend and was so happy with this meal.… Read More »

Big Book Sale at Dunwoody Library

The Friends of the Dunwoody Library will host its next BIG BOOK SALE Thursday, Sept. 26 through Monday, Sept. 30 at the library, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road. A special preview for Friends starts at 1 p.m. Thursday. The sale is open to the public 4 to 8 pm Thursday, and 10-5 Friday and Saturday. On Monday from 10-8, fill a large grocery bag for $6.00.… Read More »

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Books of the Week Giveaway on National Read-A-Book Day! Congrats Helen S!

Update:   Congrats Helen Steinheimer!   You were randomly selected to win all three of these books!   Enjoy but don’t forget to email us with your feedback when done!


Today is National Read-A-Book Day and we’re giving away our three latest reads. Go to our Facebook or Instagram Page, Like the post and comment with your favorite latest read or your next to enter to win.… Read More »