Re-engineering Thanksgiving

The joy of Thanksgiving isn’t found in the pursuit of perfection. The holiday becomes rewarding when we can find a path of renewed appreciation for this time-honored celebration that glorifies gratitude, as much as it does our collective history. 

Ten Years of Leadership

Leadership Johns Creek graduated its 10th class on May 9, 2019 with three impressive projects, 26 extraordinary participants, and a supportive community of sponsors and donors who made it all possible. The class was filled with a diverse cross section of professionals who came together with a common goal of contributing to their community. The class assisted with the new…

An Inspired Summer

Annalise Bernardino of Johns Creek is the oldest of three girls, each three years apart: Annalise, Allie and Ava. Their bond is strong, and as the oldest, Annalise, is a natural caretaker. That role was amplified when her youngest sister, Ava, was diagnosed in utero with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and pulmonary vein stenosis – not one, but two rare and serious…

Everybody Clean Up

A group of six Chattahoochee High School students (Lindsay Morris, Meghana Pothukuchi, Anastasiya Viryaskina, Natasha Mohanty, Mallika Kenkare, and Siri Kanakala) hosted a trash cleanup event on Taylor Road recently. The project was completed as part of their participation in Student Leadership Johns Creek, a two-year leadership program in which students organize a community service project during their first year. The students worked…

A Capital Day

Students from Student Leadership Johns Creek boarded a bus early recently heading to Atlanta to learn more about their state government and how it affects them directly in Johns Creek. First stop was at the Georgia Department of Revenue where Commissioner Lynne Riley spoke to the students about what the Department of Revenue’s role in Georgia is and the many…

Prenups, not Presumptions

Emily Brenner believes the best time to talk about the end of a marriage is at the beginning of a marriage. 

Caroline Forever

 Article and Photography Sean O'Keefe  Happy, spunky, and feisty are three words that describe 4-year-old Caroline Brewer. While spending a good amount of time keeping her two older brothers in line, Caroline loves going to preschool, playing with her friends, and practicing ballet. In addition to that, Caroline is fighting a battle that no child should ever have to face. …

The Inspiring Sullivan Sisters

It’s said the bond between sisters is unbreakable. That holds true for the Sullivan sisters who are three years apart, have strikingly different yet beautiful personalities and, most importantly, share a deep love for one another. In the last several months, however, Saville, 20, and Lilia, 17, have embarked upon an unexpected and challenging journey--but they face it together.

GOCA Flies High for Cancer Awareness at Gala

The Sandy Springs-based Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance is set to host another spectacular soiree at the Delta Flight Museum with its seventh annual Shaken, Not Stirred Gala, on Saturday, March 11. All proceeds from the event support the organization’s statewide education and awareness efforts and community outreach programs. Last year’s gala drew 700 attendees and raised almost $250,000. The GOCA…

Chasing Normal

I could pack this article with statistics: approximately 23 million people live with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Nearly 16 million children under the age of 18 have been orphaned by AIDS in Africa alone. Each day, 6,000 people in Africa die from AIDS.