Local Teen, Maria Deirisarri, wins Halcyon’s Got Talent Competition

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Local teen, Maria Deirisarri, recently won a talent competition at Halcyon’s Got Talent last Saturday, singing “Feeling Good” by Michael Bublé .  Her mom, Beatriz, is a friend of mine and is also the head designer at Jewelry Artisans!

Maria has been in training since age five and has released four songs: Blindfolded, I T I L U (I think I am in love with you) and Te Necesito, in English and Spanish.… Read More »

Peggy and Audra Visit CrossFit Dunwoody

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I first visited CrossFit Dunwoody in April of 2019.  Much has changed since then.  First, the owner, Glenn, has gotten a haircut, a wife, and will become a father in October!  Probably more noticeable are their new digs…. CrossFit Dunwoody vacated their space in the Dunwoody Village shopping center now occupied by Village Threads and moved about 100 yards away into the out-parcel that used to be Jiffy Lube. … Read More »

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Unusual Plant Blooming in Audra’s Home Town

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection     

This post is for those who love plants and gardening!

My dad sent me this note along with the photos he took of the Century Plant blooming in my home town!   I thought it was cool enough to share!

from my Dad:

Unusual plant blooming in Opelika on corner of 3rd Street and 5th Ave (Rocky Brook Rd.)Read More »

Brian and Silvia Eufinger are helping kids get into their dream colleges and saving families money….

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

So, how can I get your attention?  Let me try this:

Current 8th graders have control NOW over which college they can attend.   Yep, I said 8th graders…. let me say it again…. EIGHTH GRADERS.

What do I mean? Well, GPA (Grade Point Average) is EXTREMELY important to colleges, and grade inflation has been dramatically rising the last decade, with over 47% of students having an A average in 2017, and likely more than 50% today!… Read More »

We made BRACELETS at Spruill Center for the Arts!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I’ve known Alan Mothner, the CEO of Spruill Center for the Arts, since our kids played Little League baseball at Murphey Candler park and I’ve lived in Dunwoody since 2002 but I’ve never taken an art class at Spruill!  Well, until last week that is….

Alan invited Peggy, Lauren, their daughters, and me to a jewelry making class taught by Amy Gresens. … Read More »

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Books Audra is taking to the beach……36 books on my “short list” plus a few giveaways!

by Audra H Anders for The Aha! Connection

I can not really pinpoint why, but I haven’t been reading much lately.   However, I think I’m getting a message from above to pick up my Kindle or even a real book.   I’m seeing so many emails, Facebook posts, app alerts and magazine articles about books to read.   … Read More »

Team Building with Taste ~ Such a fun night out making Tapas!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I have been so very fortunate to have been given several opportunities lately to visit local businesses and participate in fun programs that are still “social-distance friendly”.  Last week was no exception.  This time, Peggy and I decided to take my hubby with us!  We laughed, learned, laughed more, chopped, laughed, sauteed, sneaked bites of Manchego cheese, laughed, cooked, ate and laughed even more!… Read More »

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Dunwoody Baptist Church – Construction Update!

Note from Audra: 

Dunwoody Baptist Church was purposely built on a busy corner and they have been working hard for over a year to “plant a tree for future generations to sit in the shade”. Many Dunwoodians attend church at DBC but even more play ball there, take music lessons there, attend preschool there etc. But EVEN MORE ride by DBC every day and have probably been wondering what’s going on with the construction!… Read More »

From Cutie Pies to Residential Real Estate with a stop or two in between – Audra’s chat with Kerry Arias

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Do y’all remember the charming boutique Cutie Pies that used to be in Dunwoody Village?  They carried the most adorable children’s clothing.  Who could forget when they offered Easter Portraits with baby ducklings?!  Sadly Cutie Pies closed in the summer of 2014 so the owners could focus on their family.Read More »

Audra’s YouTube Tour of a Newly Constructed Home in Dunwoody – with Karen and Polly!

By Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

My ties to Karen Cannon Realtors run deep.  Foodie Patty and Karen were Branches neighborhood girlfriends.  I believe I actually first met Karen at Patty’s 40th birthday party.  Patty would have been 54 this year.  Polly Frederick is one of Karen’s top agents and has been one of my best friends since we were pregnant with our now almost twenty-year-olds! … Read More »

Audra’s Visit to The Suits Team ~ 9 Moms working together 24/7 to get their clients in homes they love to live in!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I’d like to introduce you to one of our newest Aha! Connection clients, Madalyn Suits.   Madalyn recently invited me to her Keller Williams office at Town Brookhaven.  Her beautiful office space is located towards the back of the Town Brookhaven development just before you get to the now closed CinéBistro and is on the second floor above the retail area. … Read More »

AR Worskshop in Chamblee ~ I love this place and can’t wait to go back again and again!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Peggy sent me this link and said Melissa Martin had reached out to us inviting us to come check out AR Workshop in downtown Chamblee.  I immediately responded yes, yes, yes, when can we go?  Peggy, Lauren, and I scheduled as quickly as we could and had our team building workshop date on March 3rd.   … Read More »

Covid Vaccines at Walmart – so easy – here’s Audra’s step by step instructions for those who are eligible for the vaccine

By Audra H Anders for The Aha! Connection

I’ve been helping a lot of ELIGIBLE friends and family members sign up for their Covid Vaccines in both Alabama and Georgia.   Through this process I’ve learned that signing up through Walmart is the EASIEST way I’ve been able to get appointments for my people.

So…I thought I’d share my knowledge with everyone…

  1. Go the the following link:  https://www.walmart.com/cp/1228302
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Zurn Plumbing – Did you know the owners are DHS grads/siblings?

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Visiting so many businesses lately has reminded me of my days in International Sales for AT&T.  I had forgotten how much I love learning about small businesses and their owners/entrepreneurs.  I will admit though that it is a little more fun knowing I do not have to close a sale to meet my quota at the end of these friendly AHA meetings!… Read More »

Audra’s Visit to Dunwoody Baptist Preschool

By Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Update:  I just realized I failed to mention the amazing Liz Green.   She was so wonderful to me and my family when I had preschoolers at DBP and her daughter Candace even taught my youngest in the 4 year old class!   Liz was out of the office on the date of my tour but she was the person who spear headed the science lab and carefully chose the animals and everything to include in it.Read More »