The Real Winners

More than 6,000 of you chimed in to vote for this month's winners in our Readers' Choice Awards. Congratulations to all the winners, all valuable small business owners in our community. On February 1, we celebrated with a spectacular party at The Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta. The real champions were our Platinum and Gold Sponsors who helped us add pizzaz to the…

The Benefits of Honey

  Honey has been around for thousands of years and has been used in almost every culture around the world.  Many people use it to sweeten food and beverages, but did you know honey is one of the top superfoods used to treat countless health conditions and boost overall health?  Honey contains 18 amino acids, and it has antioxidant and antibacterial…

Feed Your Soul with Culinary Connections

 “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” —James Beard   The holiday season is always full of families, friends…and food! As an integral part of our cultures, food is so much more than simple sustenance. From family stories retold every year, to the more traditional history of particular foods and why they are part of our heritage and celebrations—our holiday…

Home Sweet Here

When many think of home, they imagine a single city or single house. They are instantly flooded with memories of riding bikes down the same streets, growing up in the same house since birth, driving past the same strip malls and parks. My definition of home is a bit more convoluted.

Johns Creek’s Prized Athlete

For more than three decades, Katie Wilson of Johns Creek has won more than 100 medals and awards, but never thought she would ever receive the big one. Highly-acclaimed gymnast and Special Olympics Georgia athlete, Katy was recently surprised and honored with an Honorary ESPY for the 2017 ESPY Awards. One of 25 Special Olympics athletes in the nation receiving…

Please, look at my daughter, not me

Anyone who knows me knows that I have an affinity for fashion. OK, OK...more than an affinity, an obsession. Sometimes I’m proud of my calculated purchases. Other times I’m mortified by the amount I spent on a passing, fleeting fad. But there’s something magical that happens when the right jacket comes together with the perfect pair of shoes. Oh, and…

Smiling 101

Getting back into the routine of the school year can be challenging, but starting the school year out with a good routine is the key to success. In my home, we never end summer cold turkey. We start by practicing a week prior by waking up early and getting back into our school routine, as well as going to bed…

Sophomore’s Summer Playlist

I made this playlist two days after completing my second year at college. Sitting in the passenger seat on the way home, I added more than 70 songs to a playlist as the 1996 Chevy Suburban, that would later break down in Indianapolis, schlepped along the weathered Midwestern freeway. With each song I placed, I remembered the moment that was…

His Happy Father’s Day

Dom Kemp believes in family, community and the city of Johns Creek. In his role as president of the Johns Creek Business Association, he brings all three together. We sat down with him to celebrate Father's Day and the organization he helps foster.

Festivals For The Rest of us

As the weather gets warmer and vacations become imperative after a long winter, here are some festivals throughout the nation—plus one north of the U.S. border—our travel expert Dennis Malcolm Byron--aka beer expert Ale Sharpton--strongly recommends especially for foodies, music fans, and yes, lovers of the suds.