The Secret is Out

Johns Creek Beautification is pleased to announce the second annual Secret Gardens of Johns Creek Tour. This year’s collection of seven amazing private home gardens will emphasize unusual and themed plant combinations and hardscapes. The Autrey Mill Nature Preserve will be a premiere tour stop featuring educational presentations as well as food and plants for sale.  Enjoy wonderful musicians and artists at each home.  May 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Visit for more details.


Spectacular Students

Student Leadership Johns Creek won the Secretary of State Ambassadors State Championship beating nearly 200 teams from Georgia. This was the second straight win by the Secretary of State Ambassadors representing Student Leadership Johns Creek. The Secretary of State Ambassadors Program is a 10th through 12th grade leadership training program that encourages civic participation and voter registration.  Students who serve as Ambassadors earn points for promoting civic engagement, voter registration and volunteerism.

The nine Ambassadors are students at Northview, Chattahoochee, Centennial and Johns Creek high schools: Aamir Khan, Amshu Chakagiri, Cherie Sang, David Hsi, Eliza Imhoff, Jenny Liu, Nikhita Joshi, Sid Balaga and Suraj Peramanu. Applications for the next Student Leadership Johns Creek class will be available beginning December 1, 2019, at each school’s counselor office or at

Cancer Strides at Northside

Northside Hospital Cancer Institute (NHCI) Immunotherapy Program now offers access to another chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy for treatment of adult acute lymphoid leukemia and certain types of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Kymriah® CAR T-cell therapy is made from a patient’s own white blood cells, the prescription cancer treatment is used in patients up to 25 years old who have acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) that is either relapsing (went into remission, then came back) or is refractory (did not go into remission after receiving other leukemia treatments). It is also used in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma that has relapsed or is refractory after having at least two other kinds of treatment. Immunotherapy works by taking immune cells, genetically modifying them to be better tumor-fighting immune cells, multiplying them to great numbers (tens of thousands), and then infusing them into the patient where they can find and attack cancer.

Fulton Sci Academy State Champs

The Fulton Science Academy Science Olympiad won its first state championship in team history. The team has been focused on their event studies since September and put in extra effort since the Regional Tournament in February. Students and coaches came in early, worked through lunch and recess, stayed at school late into the evening, and devoted Saturday mornings toward this goal. The team concentrated on improving weaker events while still trying to advance their strongest events. The team will now travel to Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, for the National Tournament.

Georgia wants YOU to be a Dementia Friend

An estimated 5.4 million Americans are living with dementia, and it’s likely you will encounter someone at the park, the bank, the grocery, or your gym.   Georgia held the Inaugural Dementia Friends Champion training at the Emory Center for Brain Health and wants to share how you can support your family, friends, and neighbors.   Robin Andrews Smith will host the first workshop at Orchard at Brookhaven May 23 from 7-8:30 p.m. 1634 Afton Lane Brookhaven

Premier Internal Medicine’s New Doc

Dr. Kira P. Colbert is a board-certified Internal Medicine Physician and member of the American College of Physicians and has joined Premier Internal Medicine of Alpharetta. She’s a grad of University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Colbert’s areas of interest include: Women’s Health, Hypertension, Anemia, Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders, Weight Management & Preventative Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, traveling, and listening to live jazz.

Marzen Builds Her Toolbox

Shelby Marzen, Executive Director at the Johns Creek Convention and Visitors Bureau (JCCVB), has completed the three-year program of the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College and earned certification as a Travel Marketing Professional (TMP).

Marzen has worked with JCCVB since April of 2016. Marzen assists the JCCVB Board of Directors in fulfilling the mission of their organization: to serve as an economic catalyst by marketing Johns Creek as a destination for business and leisure travel. Marzen holds a bachelors degree in recreation and tourism management from Georgia Southern University and currently serves on the Atlanta Metro Travel Association Board of Directors. Marzen was among 62 STS Marketing College graduates in the Class of 2018. The Class of 2018 had members from all 12 states in Southeast Tourism Society. The JCCVB is a non-profit that serves as the official Destination Marketing Organization of Johns Creek. Their mission is to serve as an economic catalyst by marketing the city as a destination for business and leisure travel. 




Yoga Camp for Kids

Grey Owl Mind-Body Studio in Johns Creek offers a fun and broad set of wellness classes and offerings including mat yoga, aerial yoga, ashtanga yoga, meditation, qigong/tai chi, dance, energy healing and infrared/PEMF therapy, (ages 5 – 9) June 17- 21,1 – 5 p.m., Tween Summer Camp (ages 9 – 12) July 15 – 19,1 – 5 p.m., Family Fridays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. OR follow them on Facebook and Instagram.