Holiday camps for kids

With holiday school vacations approaching, now is the time to consider activities to keep school-age children active and entertained during their time away from the
classroom. Camp Autrey Mill gives children the learning tools to safely explore the natural environment for a lifetime. They strive to instill an appreciation of history and nature through crafts, games, puzzles, and historical artifacts. Children ages 6-11,  January 2 – January 3 from 9 am – 5 pm. AutreyMill.org 

Give Wellness

Give the gift of wellness and stress management this holiday season with a gift card or voucher from Grey Owl Mind-Body Studio in Johns Creek. Grey Owl specializes in all levels of yoga classes, meditation, aerial yoga, qigong, and barefoot dance. They also offer self-care services such as energy healing, infrared heat/PEMF, and Thai yoga bodywork. Join them on December 15th for a special Full Day Silent Retreat to help bring greater peace, reflection, and mindfulness to the holiday season.GreyOwlMB.com  6250 Abbotts Bridge Road, Suite 500. 770-558-6859

 

Pool, gardens and one-floor living

One of the newest 55+ communities near Johns Creek, The Overlook at Old Atlanta, is enjoying brisk home sales. Baby boomers, in particular, love the outstanding location and spacious, one-level living options. Developed by award-winning Jim Chapman Communities, The Overlook at Old Atlanta includes a beautiful clubhouse, fitness room, outdoor pool, tennis courts and community garden, as well as floor plans designed so residents can downsize without giving up quality and luxury. Several attached villas are move-in ready.  JimChapmanCommunities.com  

Solomon Bros Open

Buckhead jeweler go-to Solomon Brothers Fine Jewelry opened in Alpharetta. Founded in 1982 by South-African born brothers Ivan, Howard and Anthony Solomon, the family-owned jeweler has continued to set the standards for fine jewelry in Buckhead, Atlanta & the Southeast. Now run by Ivan’s son and current President Jaron Solomon alongside his wife Alli, the Alpharetta showroom will be located at 2500 Old Milton Pkwy and will occupy 5,000 square feet of the building’s second story, fully feeding the Alpharetta community’s overwhelming asks for the store to open a location in the area. There is endless natural light, impressive display stations, private diamond viewing rooms and an in-store bar that will serve selections of beer, wine & champagne. SolomonBrothers.com 

School News

Chattahoochee High School welcomed 18 French students for a 12-day cultural exchange. They connected via Whatsapp and social media, and CHS students shared many experiences of life as American teenagers. Dolvin Elementary School unveiled its new Staff Wellness Room. Outfitted with comfortable furniture, it featured a coffee/tea bar, spa soundscapes, original art, and a nursing mother’s privacy screen. Johns Creek High School’s Audio Video Technology and Film department received the Craft Achievement award by the Student Television Network for exceptional use of their website to promote film and video. Taylor Road Middle School teachers are piloting a low-stakes, peer-observation program called “learning walks”. Teachers volunteered to be observed by peers to share effective strategies. River Trail Middle School eighth-graders Anusha Kanagaraj and Vaishnavi Tammali won “Best Overall” award for middle school in the Bright Spark Invention Challenge for their design prototype of a rain gutter system to produce electricity and freshwater.