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1CountyLineApril2014APRIL2014CelebrationofExcellence CountyLineApril2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net2MilanEyeCenterwaschosenbyZiemertobetherstpracticeintheUnitedStatestousetheirZ6Laser.DontLetCataractsCloudYourFuture.CallTodayforaConsultation770-854-0028www.MilanEyeCenter.com6300HospitalPkwySuite325JohnsCreek970SandersRdSuite100CummingSymptomsincludeglarehalosandorsteadydeclineinvisionCataractSurgerycanrestorevisiontoaglassesfreestateOurpracticeoffersAstigmatismcorrectinglensimplantsandBifocallensimplantsCataractsurgeonsDr.NirajDesaiandDr.MilanPatelhavesafelyperformedover7000cataractsurgeriesAreyouacandidateforBladelessCataractSurgeryNirajDesaiM.D.CataractRefractiveSurgeonMilanR.PatelM.D.CataractRefractiveSurgeonGinaBorgniniO.D.OptometristPriyalGadaniO.D.Optometrist 3CountyLineApril2014WerehonoredtoserveyouItsanhonortoberecognizedasthenationsleadinghospitalformaternityandnewborncare.LookalittlecloserandyoulldiscoverthatNorthsideperformsmoresurgeriesanddiagnosesandtreatsmorebreastandgynecologiccancerthananyotherhospitalinGeorgia.WhilepeoplechooseNorthsideforourexpertisetheyalsoknowusforourexceptionalcompassionatecare.Visitusonlineatwww.northside.com CountyLineApril2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net4COVERSTORY16CELEBRATIONOFEXCELLENCEDEPARTMENTS6FromthePublisher14PaparazziFEATURES8TheseThreeThings24CountyLinePoets16 5CountyLineApril2014COUNTYLINECOMMUNITY10JohnsCreekEnhancesRecreationalChoicesforPeoplewithDisabilities20The4thAnnualWhereTheresaWillTheresaWay5K22ForsythCountySchoolsSuperintendentDr.L.C.BusterEvansAnnouncesRetirementBUSINESSFOCUS12MilanEyeCenter28EmoryJohnsCreekHospitalDidYouKnowTheNumberOneKillerofWomenisPreventable30RobersionsLandscapeandAllGreenLandscapeSupplyScottsTipsforSpring824SolarEclipsePaigeBlack7thgradeInthedaysIsitathomeWonderingwillthereeverbesunDarknesscoveringtheearthIsthereanythinglefArethetreesstillthereAretheanimalsstillcrawlingWonderingwhythesuniscoveredTereIsitwiththoughtsWhenwillthesunreturn CountyLineApril2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net6Inthemid-1990sthepopulationexplosioninForsythCountypre-sentedachallengefortheschoolsystemtomeettheneedsofthisrapidlygrowingcommunity.Withastrategicplanexcellentleadershipandcommunityparticipationthenumberofschoolsandthequalityofeducationmetthatchallengeandatraditionbegantocelebratetheaccomplishmentsandthosewhocontributedtothesuc-cess.Thisyearatthe19thannualCelebrationofExcellencebusinessandcommunityleadersparentsandteacherswereonceagainhonoredfortheircontributionstotheForsythCountySchools.DenitelyoneofmyfavoriteeventsoftheyearIknowyouwillenjoyreadingaboutthisissuescoverstoryCelebrationofExcellenceAndaveryspecialthankyoutoPaulaGaultforhelpingmewiththehistoryforthiscoverstory.KellyStewartisservinghersecondtermontheJohnsCreekCityCoun-cilandisMayorPro-Tem.HowdidthisGeorgianativewhowasraisedonafarminGainesvilleattainthispositionandwhatthreethingsguidedherwaythereFindoutbyreadingaboutKellyinthisissue.OnceagaintheresponsetoCallingAllPoetswasamazingIamsoproudtopublishpoemssubmittedbyCountyLinepoetsandtohonorNationalPoetryMonth.Congratu-lationstoallthelocalpoetswhosepoemswereselectedtobepublished.EnjoythephenomenalworkfromadultsandstudentsinthisyearsCountyLinePoets.ThebusinessfocusthisissueisonMilanEyeCenterEmoryJohnsCreekHospitalandRobersionsLandscapeAllGreenLandscapeSupply.MilanEyeCenterwithofcesinJohnsCreekandCumminghasbeenchosentobetherstpracticeintheU.S.tousetheZiemerLaserforblade-freecataractsurgery.BesuretoreadaboutthissaferquickerandmoreprecisewaytoremovecataractsandabouttheleadingeyesurgeonsandfriendlyatmosphereatMilanEyeCenter.Heartdiseaseisthenumberonekillerofwomenanditispreventable.BesuretoreadaboutthenewprogramEmoryWomensHeartCenterdedicatedtothescreeningpreventionandtreatmentofheartdiseaseinwomen.OneofthefourEmorycentersforthisprogramisinthePhysiciansPlazaatEmoryJohnsCreekHospital.ScottAllenofRobersionsLandscapeandAllGreenLandscapeSupplyisbackwithsomegreattipstogetyourlandscapereadyforspring.InadditiontopreparingyoursoilandperennialsScotthassomeveryhelpfulinformationfordogownersonhowtokeepyourdogandyourlawnhappywithaDogScapeEnjoythereadingenjoythephotosandenjoythisissueofCountyLine.RespectfullyJudyLeJeunePublisherFromthePublisher 7CountyLineApril2014PublisherJudyLeJeuneSugarcaneJudyaol.com678-787-3551Editorialeditorcountylinemagazine.netAdvertisingadvertisingcountylinemagazine.net678-787-3551GraphicDesignSummertimeGraphicsWritersKathleenKraynickCoverCoverStoryPhotographyMarkNajjarAtlantaStudios770-448-0192OntheCoverCelebrationofExcellenceJamesMcCoyDr.L.C.BusterEvansKristenDeuschleLynnJacksonCountyLineispublishedbySugarcaneCommunicationsLLC.NoadvertisingeditorialorphotographsinCountyLinemaybereproducedwithoutthepermissionofSugarcaneCommunicationsLLC.24447copiesofthisissueweredeliveredtoallthehomesandbusinessesintheeasthalfofJohnsCreekandSouthForsyth.CountyLine3651PeachtreeParkwaySuite222SuwaneeGA30024678-787-3551www.countylinemagazine.netEyescheckedTeethcheckedHearingcheckedTheJohnsCreekAudiologyHearingAidCenterprovidesthemostinnova-tivetreatmentoptionsandtechnologyavailabletoimprovehearing.Calltodayandscheduleyourvisittoupdateyourhearingsensitivityandwecanex-ploretheoptionstogether.WecanaccommodateeverybudgetAskushow770-814-12604045JohnsCreekParkwaySuiteBJohnsCreekwww.johnscreekaudiology.comWeAcceptallMajorInsurancePlansDr.DeborahWoodwardDoctorofAudiologyChoosetoEnjoyBetterHearing CountyLineApril2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net8ForaslongasshecanrememberKellyStewarthasknownthesethreethingsshewouldgotocollegeshewouldbearespon-siblecitizenandvoteineveryelectionandshewouldlivealifeofdeepfaith.Thesethreete-netsinstilledinherbyherparentshaveservedasKellysguidingprinciples.IamwhoIambe-causeofthemoldingandshapingbymyparents.Everythinginmylifecentersaroundthesethreethingsshesays.KellygrewupwithhersisterandparentsonafarminGainesvilleGeorgia.ThoughcollegewasagivenKellypursueditwithapassion.SheearnedanAssociatesdegreeinPsychologyfromGainesvilleStateCollegeaBachelorsdegreeinPublicAdministrationfromBrenauUniversityandaMastersdegreeinCityPlanningfromGeorgiaTech.BeinganactivecitizenwasunquestionedinKel-lysfamily.Onmy18thbirthdaymyfathertookmetotheCountyRegistrarsofcetoregistertovote.Ourcivicresponsibilityisthekeytohowweliveourlives.FromayoungageKellyhasbeenactiveinpoliticalcampaignsbeginningwhenherfatherranforcommissionerinHallCounty.ShesaysshesdoneeverygrassrootscampaignjobthereismakingphonecallsknockingondoorsandwavingsignsonElectionDay.KellyscareerhascoveredFederalStateandlocalgovernmentaswellastheprivatesector.AttheStatelevelKellyworkedintheUniversitySystemofGeorgiaandin2013wasappointedbyGov-ernorDealasaboardmemberforGeorgiasDe-partmentofJuvenileJustice.ShesaysIwanttobeavoiceofencouragementtotheboysandgirlsinthesystemandhelpthemtoseethatwheretheyarenowisnotthepurposeinwhichtheyweremade.AttheFederallevelKellyworkedinWashingtonD.C.intheUSHouseofRepresenta-tivesforthen-CongressmanNathanDeal.FromthereshetookajobastheCountyAdministratorinFanninCountyGeorgia.KellyiscurrentlytheVicePresidentofHumanResourcesfortheLucasGroupanexecutivesearchrmheadquarteredinAtlanta.DespiteheryearsspentworkingingovernmentandactivecampaigningKellysaysitwasneveronherradartorunforcitycouncil.IhadworkedoncampaignsandthoughtthatswhatIdalwaysdo.Ihadnevercampaignedformeshesays.byKathleenKraynickTheseThree 9CountyLineApril2014ItwasherhusbandTomwhosuggestedsherunforanopenseatontheJohnsCreekCityCouncilin2010.ButassheconsideredenteringtheraceKellyacknowledgedthatpublicservicehadbeeninherfamilyforgenerations.Myparentspushedustoworkhardandstrivetoleaveeverythingbetterthanwefounditsheshares.Kellywonherrstraceforcitycouncilandwasre-electedin2013.ShewasalsonamedMayorPro-TeminJanuaryofthisyearmeaningthatshefulllstheresponsibilitiesoftheMayorinhisabsence.KellystronglybelievesthatwhathappensatthelocallevelaffectslivesonadailybasisandImproudtobeworkingtoimprovethelivesofthecitizensofJohnsCreek.Throughouthistorysomeofthebestleadershavealsobeenthebestservants.Iwanttoleadalifeofservitudeandgratitude.ReligionandmusicareanimportantpartofKellyslifeandhavegivenherexcellentopportunitiestoenjoywhatshelovestodo.SheandTomareactivemembersofFirstBaptistChurchofAtlantawhereKellysingsinthechoir.Shehasplayedthepianosinceshewasayounggirlandstillplayswheneverandwherevershehastheopportunity.WhenshewasateenagerKellyhersisterandparentstrav-eledthecountrysinginggospelmusicfor12years.Theyperformedconcertsandrecordedvealbums.Developingaskillforbalancingmultipleprioritiesandbusyscheduleswasgoodtrainingforherlifeto-daywhereshesuccessfullyjugglesafull-timejobherroleoncitycouncilandherworkwiththeDe-partmentofJuvenileJustice.OutofherfaithKellyhasalsobecomeastrongandactivesupporterofIsraelandtravelsregularlytoWashingtonD.C.tolobbyrepresentativesandsenatorsonissuesim-portanttoIsrael.WhenshehasfreetimeKellysaysitiscenteredonfamilyandfriends.Thehighlightofheryearistheirannualbeachvacationwheremembersoftheirex-tendedfamilygatherinabighousetorelaxandplay.Imalwaysrunningahundredmilesanhourwithworkcitycouncilchurchandeverythingelse.SimpledowntimewithfriendsandfamilyiswhatIenjoymostsaysKelly.ShegoesontosayTheHolyGodofIsraelhasblessedmeandmyfamilyabundantly.IcantthankHimenoughfortheoppor-tunitiesHehasgivenmeandthepositionswhereHehasplacedme.NorthsideTotalJointSpecialistsisafull-servicepracticethatspecificallyfocusesonthediagnosisandtreatmentofhipandkneeconditions.LedbyDr.JonMinteranexpertinthesurgicalmanagementofhipandhighlycomplexarthritisdiseasewhichincludesthemanagementoffailedjointreplacementsurgeryNorthsideTotalJointSpecialistsoffersthemostinnovativecompassionateandhighestqualitycarepossible.ServicesoferedEvaluationofthepainfulhipandkneeHipandkneearthritissurgeryRoboticsurgeryofthehipandkneePrimaryandrevisionhipandkneereplacementArthroscopySurgicalmanagementoftendontearsofthehip3400-COldMiltonPkwySuite290AlpharettaGA30005P770667-4343F770772-0937 CountyLineApril2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net10JohnsCreeksAdaptiveRecreationProgramhasaddedafam-ilypicnicandfamilyyouthbocceballasactivitiesforresi-dentswithdisabilities.ThepurposeoftheAdaptiveRecreationProgramistoexposeparticipantstonewexperiencesenhanceself-esteemandpromotecommunityinvolvement.Thepro-gramsandeventsarefree.Weretryingtoexpandourpro-gramstoincludeasmanyresidentsaspossiblesaidRecreationManagerKirkFranz.Peoplewithdisabilitiestypicallydonthaveasmanyopportunitiestoplaywithothers.Bocceballiseasytoplay.Youdonthavetobeexperiencedtoenjoyititsnotphysi-callydemandinganditsfun.Thetwobocceballprogramsoneforfamiliesofthedisabledandoneforyoungadults18-40withdisabilitieswillbothbeheldinthebocceballcourtsnexttoParkPlaceinNewtownParklocatedat3150OldAlabamaRoad.TheCityscommunitypartnerAllAboutDevelopmentalDisabilitieswilloperatetheyoungadultsprogram.ForspecicdatesandtoregisterforYoungAdultBocceBallcall404-809-2922.Forspecicdatesandtoreg-isterforFamilyBocceBallcall678-512-3200oremailKirk.FranzJohnsCreekGA.gov.TheSummerKick-offPicnicforfamilieswhohaveanindividualwithadisabilityissched-uledforMay10.ThepicnicincludesfreefoodmusicactivitiesandfunRegistrationbeginsonApril1bycalling678-512-3200oremailingKirk.FranzJohnsCreekGA.gov.JohnsCreekEnhancesRecreationalChoicesforPeoplewithDisabilitiesGALLERYFRAMING770-844-01141810PeachtreeParkwaySuite105CummingLocatedinVillageatCreekstonewww.bowmanwhite.comTuesday-Saturday10am-5pmDesignerFramedArtOilPaintingsMirrorsCustomPrintingonCanvasincludingphotosTryinYourHomeorOfceBeforeYouBuyItAskaboutournewcustomerdiscountonartandframingHighQualityArtworkandFramingatLowPricesDebbieCortjens770.331.6855debbie.cortjensgmail.comLizRyan404.713.6023lizryan2bellsouth.netNowisthetimetoSellYourHouseOur2013listingswereonthemarketanaverageof17daysandsoldfor97ofaskingprice.Callustomakethemove 11CountyLineApril2014Worsethanbumpsorbruiseshardlandingscancauseseriousheadinjuries.SorememberthatthedoctorsandnursesatChildrenshavetheexpertisetotreatpediatricconcussions.Learnmoreatchoa.orgconcussion.CHILDRENSATFORSYTH-410PEACHTREEPKWY.CUMMINGCHILDRENSATNORTHPOINT-3795MANSELLROADALPHARETTA CountyLineApril2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net12MilanEyeCenterisexcitedtoannouncethatwehavebeenchosentobetherstpracticeintheUnitedStatestousetheZiemerLaserforBlade-FreeCataractSurgery.ThisexcitingnewscomesrightafterZiemersnewlaserwasclearedbytheFDAtobeusedincataractsurgery.Cataractsarethenaturalcloudingofthelensintheeye.Asweageproteinsinthelensoftheeyebecomealteredandlosetheirtransparency.Symptomsthatcataractpatientsgenerallydescribeincludeblurredvisionseeinghalosorstarburstsatnightdifcultyreadingneedingmoreandmorelighttoreadandfrequentchangesintheirglassesprescription.Fortunatelyremovingcataractshasbecomeasafeeffectiveprocedurethatoursur-geonscanperforminanoutpatientsetting.Indeedcataractsurgeryisthemostcom-monoutpatientsurgeryperformedintheUS.Traditionallycataractsurgeryisperformedwithabladeinordertomaketheinitialincisionsforentryintotheeye.Bladesarealsousedtocorrectanyastigmatisminthecorneaoftheeyeduringsurgery.Thereafterthesurgeonusesultrasoundwavesinordertobreakdownthecataractintosmallpieces.Thepiecesarethenremovedbyaspecializedvacuumdevice.Thereafteranarticialimplantisinsertedintheeyerestoringvision.NowAtlantaresidentshavetheoptiontohaveasaferquickerandmoreprecisewayofremovingcataractsbyutilizingournewBlade-Freelaserprocedure.TheprocedureisquickandprecisebecauseoftheaccuracyoftheZiemerFemtoLDVlaser.TheFemtoLDVscanstheentireeyeandprovidesreal-timeimagingoftheeye.Thisallowsthedoctorstodeterminetheexactthicknessandlocationofthecataractandtoprojectagridofprecisecoordinatesforeverysinglelaserpulsethatwillbeemittedduringtheprocedure.Thistechnologyallowseachproceduretobespecicallytailoredtopatientanatomyresultinginbetteroutcomes.ThelaserisanFDAapproveddevicewithprovensafetyandefcacy.OneofthereasonswhyZiemerchoseMilanEyeCenterastherstpracticetooffertheirBlade-FreeCataractSurgeryisbecauseDrs.MilanPatelsandNirajDesaisexcep-tionalreputationasleadingeyesurgeonsisnotonlyknownhereinAtlantabutacrosstheUS.Ziemeralsonoticedthatnotonlyisourpracticeconstantlyattheforefrontofthelatesttechniquesandproceduresbutwealsoprovideafriendlypersonalizedfamily-likeatmosphereforourpatients.MilanEyeCenterhastwoconvenientlocationsnorthofAtlantaJohnsCreekandCum-ming.OurlocationsareidealforthoselivinginothernearbylocationssuchasAlpharet-taCummingMiltonDuluthSuwaneeBufordDahlonegaDawsonvilleRoswellNor-crossGwinnettaswellasJohnsCreek.MilanEyeCenterisapremierophthalmologypracticeandisafliatedwithAtlantasnesthospitalsincludingNorthsideForsythHos-pitalandEmoryJohnsCreekHospital.Formoreinformationortoscheduleanappointmentcall770-854-0028. 13CountyLineApril2014WeAcceptMostDentalPlanswww.johnscreekdentaltown.com770622-1515JOHNSCREEK4330JohnsCreekPkwySte.100Suwanee770887-8807THECOLLECTIONATFORSYTH410PeachtreeParkwayBld.400Ste4250CummingOurhighlyskilledteamhascreatedanimagi-nativeatmospherewhereweconsistentlyprovidecomprehensivecompassionatecaretoeveryoneasiftheywereourfamily.AskAboutOurSpecialOffersforNewPatientsMichaelHansenDDSPediatricDentistryAdultDentistryRyanSchwendimanDMDMBAOrthodonticsMichaelCrosbyDDSMSPediatricDentistryTroyDavidsonDDSGetreadyforspringwithabrighthealthysmile4999THISBIRDHOUSEISOPENFORBUSINESSexperienceabetterbackyardbirdfeedingexperienceatthewildbirdcenterofjohnscreekWILDBIRDCENTEROFJOHNSCREEK3651PeachtreeParkwaySuiteISuwaneeGA30024770-418-1990www.wildbird.comjohnscreekLocatedintheKrogerShoppingPlazaatSR141McGinnisFerryRdMon-Fri10AM-7PMSat930-6PMSun1130-5PMFeedersHousesSeedSuetOpticsGiftsMore CountyLineApril2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net14PaparazziNILESHPATELBRITTANIAHALEEMILYBOURKEBOBAVILRENDERFREEMANMARCLITTBOBOSTAPOWERRITABRUSSROBERTLYNNSTEVENSHIELDSLISAWILLIAMSJESSICARONEJANCIEBERUBEMELONISCURRYHEATHERHURSTLISASWEENEYSUGARTRUDYGALENSTUMPMADDIERUSSAKIN 15CountyLineApril2014TreatingyouandyourpetlikefamilyAFullServiceAnimalHospitalServingSUWANEEJOHNSCREEKCUMMINGALPHARETTACompleteDiagnosticSurgicalandPreventativeMedicineServicesAskaboutournewclientdiscount770-844-73873571PeachtreeParkwaySuwaneejustnorthofMcGinnisFerryRd.www.fourpawsjohnscreek.comMonday-Friday8am-6pmSaturday8am-NoonAshleyTharpDVMJaimeChoDVMAnnualExamsIn-HouseLabSpayNeuterGroomingDentistryBoardingTherapeuticLaserDigitalRadiologyMoxieRachelandMosbyBelletNorthAtlantaDermatologyAdultPediatricDermatologywww.northatlantaderm.com770.814.8222ForallyourskincareneedsGabrielleM.SabiniMDCharlesJ.DouchyMDMatthewJ.ReschlyMDA.DamianDharMDStephanieS.GardnerMDAnjanaM.PatelPA-CSaraA.BarrPA-CStaceyOlivierPA-CScarlettMeltonPA-CKarlyKincaidPA-CALLBOARDCERTIFIED6610McGinnisFerryRd.Suite200JohnsCreekGA30097BehindPaneraBreadCommunityBank3850PleasantHillRd.DuluthGA30096BetweenPeachtreeIndustrialBufordHighway3331HamiltonMillRd.Suite1106BufordGA30519AcrossfromtheKrogerShoppingCenterDiagnosisTreatmentofSkinCancerTreatmentofSkinHairLossNailDiseasesAcneWartsMolesPsoriasisEczemaetc.SclerotherapyforFineLegVeinsVbeamVascularLaserforRosaceaandTreatmentofLegandFacialVeinsLaserHairRemovalAllSkinTypesBotoxDysportJuvedermSculptraLatisseRestylaneRadiesseChemicalPeelsInearlyAprilourJohnsCreekofcewillbemovingto3370PaddocksParkwayoffPeachtreeParkwayinSuwanee.approximately1.5milesnorthoff141ofourpresentofce CountyLineApril2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net16byJudyLeJeunephotographybyMarkNajjarAtlantaStudiosCelebrationofExcellence 17CountyLineApril2014Inthemid-1990sthepopulationinForsythCountyexploded.Developerscouldbarelybuildnewsubdivisionsfastenoughtoaccommodatethefamiliesmovingtothisarea.Manybuyinghomescametothiscommunitywithexpectationsofatop-notchschoolsystemequaltothosefromwhichtheyhadmoved.Tomeettheseexpectationsacom-mitteeofrepresentativesfromtheBoardofEducationBOEtheBoardofCommissionersandtheCumming-ForsythChamberofCommerceCFCCidentiedtheneedforastrate-gicplanthatwouldimprovethecurriculumandbuildnewschoolstoalleviateovercrowdedclassrooms.Anothercommitteewasformedtostudymodelsofstrategicplansandacommunity-basedmodelwaschosen.TheBOEnamedasteeringcommitteeandseveral CountyLineApril2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net18taskforcestostudyspecicareasoffocustobeincludedinthestrategicplan.Committeescomprisedofparentsteachersschooladministratorsandothermembersofthecommunitywereformed.A55-milliondollarbondreferendumwaspassedtosupportthecommitteesrecommendations.AlleneMagilltherstsuperintendentappointedbytheBOEwasputinchargeofimplementingthestrategicplan.RetiredFCSSuperintendent2001-2007PaulaGaultrecallsCelebratingthegoodthatwewereaccomplishingwasadeeplyrootedcomponentofthestrategicplan.In1995weheldtherstluncheontopresenttheTeacheroftheYearawardsandcelebratetheaccomplishmentsoftheForsythCountySchools.ThisluncheonbecameanannualeventgrowingtoincludePartnersinEducationandpresentingawardstobusinessandparentvolunteers.AlongthewaythisjointeventbetweentheCumming-ForsythCountyChamberofCommerceandtheForsythCountySchoolsbegantobecalledCelebrationofExcellence.ThereisnothingmoreimportanttoourabilitytoserveourlocaleconomythanthesuccessofourschoolsystemsaidCFCCPresidentJamesMcCoy.WeshouldbeveryproudofthequalityofForsythCountySchools.TheCelebrationofExcellencegivesthecommunityachancetotrulycelebrateandhonorthatsuccess.OnFebruary14thover500ForsythCountySchoolsadmin-istratorsandteachersparentsbusinessandcommunityleadersattendedthe19thannualCelebrationofExcel-lenceheldattheForsythConferenceCenter.NorthsideHospital-ForsythhasbeentheTitleSponsorofCelebrationofExcellencesincetherstluncheon.TheyalongwithGeorgiaPowertheLuncheonSponsorprovidedover500lunchescateredbyTamsBackstage.Publixprovidedtheawardsandmanyotherlocalbusinessesandcommunityleaderscontributedtothiseventandtothosewhoreceivedawards.ThroughouttheyearbusinessesparentsandcommunityleaderscontributetheirtimeandfundingtotheFor-sythCountySchools.AtCelebrationofExcellencethesecontributionsarerecognizedandcelebratedforhelpingtomaketheeducationalexperienceforthestudentsbetterandbettereachyear.Thereareapproximately976PartnersinEducationPIEwhichisajointpartnershipwiththeCumming-ForsythChamberofCommerceandtheForsythCountySchools.LastyearPartnersinEducationparticipantsworkedwith35schoolsandinmanydepartmentswithintheschoolsystem.Theydonatedover1.5-millioninfundingthousandsofvolunteerhoursandcountlessin-kindservices.TheSilverandGoldProgramoftheYearawardswhichhonorthecontributionsmadebyPIEcompanieswerepresentedbyLynnJacksonandFredaHardageofNorthsideHospital-Forsyth.The2014SilverPartnerAwardwaspresentedtoKathyJohnsonfromNorthGeorgiaLendingandthe2014GoldPartnerAwardwaspresentedtoVFWPost9143.TheDonHendricksPartnershipAwardisthehighesthonorthatapartnerineducationcanreceive.DonwasalongtimememberoftheBoardofEducationandthisawardwasestablishedin2002afterhispassingtohonorapartnerwhobestexempliesqualitylearningandsuperiorperformanceforall.PresentedeachyearbyDonswifeBarbaraanddaughterStephanietheyproudlypresentedthe2014DonHendricksPartnershipAwardtoAutomationDirect.Thiscompanyreceivedtheawardforboththeiremployeeparticipationanddonationstotheschoolsnationalaward-winningroboticsprograms.TheywerealsoanintegralparticipantinestablishingandgrowingtheSTEMAcademyatForsythCentralHighandcontributedtotheWorkforceDevel-opmentcurriculumspecicallyintheareaofengineering.TheyalsosupportthedistrictsSpecialOlympicsanddonatedhundredsofiPadstospecialneedsstudents.Thecountlesshourscontributedbyvolunteersareanimmeasurableassettotheschools.ParentorganizationsPTAPTOPTSOPTSAandLocalSchoolCouncilrepresentativesprovideinvaluableservicestoalltheschoolsbyvolunteeringtohelpstudentsinmanydifferentcapacities.TheMentoroftheYearFriendoftheYearandVolunteeroftheYearawardshonortheseparentandcommunityvolunteers.GretchenEvanswasnominatedbyKellyMillElementaryandawardedthe2014MentoroftheYear.TheSecondBrigadeLivingHistorianswerenominatedbyWhitlowElementaryandawardedthe2014FriendoftheYear.JennieHartzlerwasnominatedbyMashburnElementaryandawardedthe2014VolunteeroftheYear.NickCrowderthe2013TeacheroftheYearintroducedtheTeacheroftheYearwinnerfromeachelementarymiddleandhighschoolastheywerecalledtothestagetoreceivetheiraward.AvideofeaturingthethreeTeacheroftheYearnalistsprovidedanintroductiontoeach.Thethreenalistsfor2014ForsythCountyTeacheroftheYearwere 19CountyLineApril2014LisaRobinson2014HighSchoolTeacheroftheYearLambertHighSchoolSpanishLisareceivedherBachelorsdegreeinSpanishfromtheUniversityofWisconsinherMastersdegreefromtheUniversityofArizonaandherSpecialistsdegreefromLincolnMemorialUniversity.PriortotheopeningofLambertin2009LisataughtSpanishatSouthForsythHighSchoolforeightyears.Lisahasbeenveryin-volvedindramaproductionsandshehelpscoordinateandsponsortheDramaClubandsupervisestheOneActcompetitionatLambert.ShealsovolunteersattheChristianYouthTheater.LisaassistswiththeselectionofstudentsfortheGovernorsHonorsProgramatthelocalcountyandstatelevelandhasservedonstatelevelcommitteesforthedevelopmentofcurriculum.KristenDeuschle2014MiddleSchoolTeacheroftheYearPineyGroveMiddleSchoolMediaSpecialistKristenreceivedherBachelorsdegreefromOlivetCollegeherMastersfromTheUniversityofNorthGeorgiaandherSpecialistsdegreefromtheUniversityofGeorgia.ShejoinedFCSin2002teaching6thand7thgradesfortenyearsatSouthForsythMiddle.MygreatestcontributiontoeducationisprovingtoeachstudentthatheorsheisexceptionalinsomewaysaidKristen.Ibelievethatlearningisaprocessandthateachstudentrequiresdifferentstrategiesforsuccess.KristenisveryinvolvedinvolunteerworkinhercommunityandisaTherapyDogHandlerworkingwithherdogCooperwhosherescuedfromtheHumaneSociety.JulieAuten2014ElementarySchoolTeacheroftheYearSilverCityElementarySchool5thGradeJuliereceivedherBachelorsdegreefromWestGeorgiaCollegeandherMastersandSpecialistsdegreesfromUniversityofNorthGeorgia.ShejoinedFCSin2008afterteachingatprivateschoolsforseveralyears.Teach-ingisapartofmybeingandwhoIamasapersonsaidJulie.Ithasreshapedmydestinyandthatofmyownchildren.Juliebelievesthatlearningdoesnottakeplacebyaccidentbutisanintricateprocessdependentuponthecollaborativeeffortsofmany.Sheandherhusbandareactiveinthediscipleshipofyouthintheirchurch.Shealsoprovidesreadinginstructiontoanelderlyadultinherchurch.TheannouncementofthewinnerwasmadebyDarlaLightChairoftheBoardofEducation.ThehonorofForsythCountyTeacheroftheYearwasawardedtoKristenDeuschle.WinningTeacheroftheYearforForsythCountyissuchablessingsaidKristen.IfeelthatitisawinforallMediaSpecialists.Itshowshowimportantourpositionistotheschoolasawhole.ThisawardisalsoahugewinforPineyGroveMiddleSchool.IhopethatitshowcaseswhatanamazingschoolwehaveOurfacultyandadministrationaresogoodatwhattheydo.Theywelcomedmewithopenarmsandlotsofideaslastyear.FinallythiswonderfulawardwouldnotbepossiblewithoutmytwofriendsandmediatechnologypartnersMelissaSharpleyandJimWiles.Theyarethebestatwhattheydoandtogetherwemakeagreatteam.SuperintendentDr.L.C.BusterEvanssaidWehaveoneofthebestschooldistrictsinthenationanditsbecauseofthecommitmentfromeachofourstaffmembersparentsandbusinesscommunitypartnersthatouryoungpeopleareaffordedthebestopportunitiestohelpthemsucceednotonlyasstudentsbutasproductivecitizens.FromLefttoRightLisaRobinsonKristenDeuschleJulieAuten CountyLineApril2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net20The4thannualWhereTheresaWillTheresaWay5KtookplaceatSha-keragParkonSaturdayFebruary8th.OneofseveralfundraisingeventsheldeachyearbytheWill-To-LiveFoundationthe5Kisafunrunforhope.Thisyearsracebroketherecordinbothmoneyraisedandparticipants.Over50000wasraisedand1300runnersandwalkersparticipatedintheeventinteamsformedatschoolsneighborhoodsandlocalcompanies.Therewereover20corporatesponsorsincludingtheBostonRedSoxtheChicagoCubsJoeGirardisCatch25FoundationandStateFarm.Allproceedsfromthe5KgototheWill-To-LiveFoundationseffortstopreventteensuicide.ThereweretoomanysuicidesinnorthFultonCountythispastyearsoourmessageisasimportantaseversaidJohnTrautweinpresidentoftheFoundation.KeepinginlinewiththeWill-To-LiveFoundationsmottoForTheKidsThroughTheKidsByTheKidsthe5Kisorganizedeachyearbystudentdirectors.ThisyearsstudentdirectorswereseniorHaydenCoxwhowasalsoastudentdirectorlastyearandsophomoreClaireFinn.Therewerealso50-75studentvolunteerswhohelpedtoorganizethe5Kandworkedwithparentvolunteersonraceday.FormoreinformationabouttheWill-To-LiveFoundationvisittheirwebsitewww.will-to-live.org.THE4THANNUALWHERETHERESAWILLTHERESAWAY5K1300runnersandwalkersparticipatedinthe4thannual5K.JohnTrautweinstudentdirectorsHaydenCoxandClaireFinn.JohnandSusieTrautweinco-foundersofTheWill-To-LiveFoundation.WhatisaProsthodontistAProsthodontistisoneoftheninedentalspecialistsrecognizedbytheAmericanDentalAssociationthatfocusesontherestorationandreplacementofteeth.Theytrainthreeadditionalyearsafterdentalschool.Theirrigorousdidacticclinicalandadvanceddentallaboratorytrainingmakesthemhighlyskilledtoprovidecomplexrestorativeestheticandcosmeticdentalservices.Thereareonly3200ProsthodontistsintheUSincompari-sonto170000generaldentists.MuccioliDentalisfamilyownedandoperated.Dr.RandyMuccioliandDr.LydiaMuccioligeneraldentistprovidecomprehensivedentalcarefortheentirefamily.Dr.RandyMuccioliProsthodontist678-389-99556300HospitalParkwaySuite275JohnsCreekConvenientlylocatedacrossfromEmoryJohnsCreekHospitalwww.MDentalSmiles.comDENTALMUCCIOLIGENERALANDSPECIALTYDENTISTRYIfyouneedCrownsBridgesVeneersDenturesImplantsGeneralDentalCareCallUsFirstAskusaboutournewclientdiscountWeareJohnsCreeksDogGroomingandPetWashpremierfacility.Wemakecleaneasy.Bringinyourdogtodayforourselforfull-servicedogwashorgroomingservices.WeareproudsupportersoftheForsythHumaneSocietyofferingservicestoFosterAdoptionandPetTherapyprograms.THEDROP-INTHEDROP-OFF 21CountyLineApril2014AorticAneurysmsCarotidDiseasePeripheralArteryDiseaseRenalandMesentericDiseaseVenousDiseaseDialysisAccessThoracicOutletSyndromeNorthsideVascularSurgeryoffersstate-of-the-artcareinprovidingthefull-spectrumofvascularandendovascularservicesforNorthsideVascularSurgeryisafull-servicevascularandendo-vasculartherapypracticethatspecificallyfocusesondiagnosisandtreatmentofdisordersoftheveinsandarteries.LedbyDr.JosephRicottaawardrecipientofTopSurgeoninAmericafrom20112013andU.S.NewsWorldReportTopDoc2013NorthsideVascularSurgerysrenownedboardcertifiedphysiciansbringyearsofvaluableexperienceworkingatsomeofthenationsleadinginstitutionsinthefieldincludingtheMayoClinicClevelandClinicJohnsHopkinsandEmoryUniversity.www.northside.com770292-3490NVS-GA.comFromtheSimplesttotheMostComplexVascularCare.980JohnsonFerryRoadSuite1040AtlantaGA30342145RiverstoneTerraceSuite101CantonGA301141400NorthsideForsythDriveSuite270CummingGA30041RevitalizeRejuvenateReplenishDr.JoelHoffman1400NorthsideForsythDr.Suite240CummingGA30041770292-3045www.naenta.comAndyoucanbychoosingfromproceduresrangingfromBotoxorCosmeticFillerstoRhinoplastyachievingarenewedandverynaturalappearance.NAENTisoneofthemosttrustedpracticesinAtlantawithmorethan18yearsofexperience.AestheticsFacialPlasticSurgeryServicesCallforanappointmentandjumpstartthenewyoutoday.Achievethebestpossibleyou.BOTOXCosmeticFillersRhinoplastyOtoplastyScarrevisionSplitearloberepair CountyLineApril2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net22SuperintendentDr.L.C.BusterEvanswhohasservedinpubliceducationfor30yearswillretireonJune302014.HejoinedForsythCountySchoolsin2007fol-lowing11yearsassuperintendentofBleckleyCountySchools.OnJuly1stDr.EvanswilljointheDepartmentofCorrectionsastheassistantcommissionerofEducation.BoardofEducationChairpersonDarlaLightsharedForsythCountySchoolshasabeliefthatexpectationsinuenceaccomplishmentsbecauseeveryonehasthecapac-itytolearn.FromhisleadershipinandoutsidethesystemtohisoutsideinterestsandhobbiesDr.Evansembodiestheideaofbuildingpersonalcapacityforlifelonglearning.Hesetstheexamplewithhishighpersonalexpectationsandisaninspira-tiontoall.Dr.Evanssuccessfullyledthedistrictthroughdifcultnancialtimesasenrollmentgrewbyapproximately1700studentsayear.WiththisstudentgrowthForsythCountySchoolswasnamedthethirdfastestgrowingschooldistrictinthenation.ToaddressthecontinuedgrowthdespiterevenuelossandoperationalreductionsDr.Evansimplementednumerouscostsavingmeasureswhilestillmaintainingthelowestmillagerateinmetro-Atlanta.WewillbeforevergratefultoDr.EvansforhisoutstandingleadershipandfortakingourdistricttounbelievablelevelsofachievementsaidDarlaLight.Wewishhimthebestinhisnewcareerpathwayandknowthathewillcontinuetomakeadifferenceinthefutureofourstate.ForsythCountySchoolsSuperintendentDr.L.C.BusterEvansAnnouncesRetirementWhereMathFunCertiedteachersandinstructorsMentalmath-noneedforpapersandpencilsGetskidsexcitedtocomebackeveryweekKeepingstudentsexcellingsince2007Weteachimportantstudyhabitsthatdeveloplife-longlearningskillstokeepyourchildaheadoftheirgradelevel.EnrollingNowforSummerPrograms10offtuition678-455-78753651PeachtreeParkwayMcGinnisFerryandHwy141www.MathMonkeyGA.com 23CountyLineApril201410305MedlockBridgeRoadJohnsCreekGA30097770.622.3081www.harrynorman.comatlantanorth3265SugarloaClubDriveDuluthGA30097770.495.7660www.harrynorman.comsugarloacountryclub4230OldAlabamaRoadAlpharettaGA30022770.442.3838www.harrynorman.comcountryclubothesouth3AreAOfficestOserveAllYOurreAlestAteNeedsWehavethetoolstohelpyoufndyournexthome.CheckoutourNewMobileAppDOWNLOADbygoingtohttpapp.harrynorman.comonyourdevice.ViewlistinginormationwithHomeSpottersimplybyaimingyourdeviceatornearalistingNarrowyourhomesearchbydrawingacirclearoundyourdesiredareaViewrecentlysoldhomesinyourareaSavehomestoyourportolioSearchorOpenHousesinyourarea CountyLineApril2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net24PoetsObviouslyEvonneIau-7thgradeNightisawomanobviously.ShesharesherbeautyifyouaskpolitelyWhenyoucloseyoureyessometimesyoucansmellherPerfume.ItsEaudeRvesdreams.Sometimesherbestfriendlalunecomesouttoplayofcourse.eygiggleforhoursandhoursandthenMotherSoleilwakesupandtellsthemtohushandplaymorequietlythengotobed.Nightisalittlegirlobviously.BeingJuliaKien-12thgradeegreeninhiseyeseredinhervoiceeringinhishandecauseofherchoice.eyellowinthesunlighteblueintheskyeloveyousoakinetearsthatyoucry.eowerthatyoutouchesongthatyousingesmileonyourlipsehappinessyoubring.esensesofthesoulArelearnedwithallduetimeForitsfeelingslikethisatkeeptheworldalive.SocietysChildAyeshaPatel-8thgradeWindingourselvesupasnake-likepathWeletourstrugglesterminateus.WeseekshelterfromavariciouseyesThatfeedoffofmockeryPilferingouronlyfoodWhichconsistsofbelonging.Forthatisthemissingpiece-Tobedesiredbyoursurroundings.Howeverthisisthedarknessthatdiminishesourlight-Forweareallravenous.UnityhasbeenstrippedawayfromusAndwithoutitwewillsuccumb.Butfoodwillnotsalvageus.OurbodiesmalnourishedForthelastsatisfactionofknowledgeThemissingpieceofhumanityAndthelastbiteofUnconditionalLove.OnlythenwillourstomachsforestallTodesistouregofrompryingusopenAndleakoutwiththeirgrowlsToenticeustobeweakFromterminatingourstruggles.PublishersNoteCongratulationstotheCountyLinePoetswhoseworkwasse-lectedtobepublishedinhonorofNationalPoetryMonth.COUNTYLINE 25CountyLineApril2014SILENCEHerbWaterhouseHowhollowthesilencewhennooneisnearNochildrensvoicesThatIsolongtohear.TheresnothingasemptyAsspacewithoutsoundNothingaslonelyasHavingnoonearound.ThomyheartisbeatingIcanthearthebeatWhileIlistencloselyForavoicethatissweet.IthinkthruthisquitetimeOfyearsthathavepassedWhenlovewordsandmusicWasallthatIasked.ThenintofocusCamememoriessoclearThatitsnolongersilenceButjoythatIhear.DancingwiththeWindNanetteLittlestoneAsighwhispersthroughtheleavesoverheadhighinthetoweringnetworkoflacygreen.Abarelynoticedtremble.eglintofmovementcatchesmyattentionasparkofsunlightonabranchaitofrobinswingsthescritchofsquirrelsfeetonthecrustybarkoftheancientoak.Justenoughtomakemethinkofyou.ItisyouisntitthatquickblindingashthatmakesmesquintandshieldmyeyesthereinthepalepatchofskybetweenthecottonygalleonsweusedtocalltheSpanishArmadaIvewatchedforyoueverymorningwhenthekidsraceoutthedoortocatchtheschoolbusandIstandontheporchwavinggoodbye.Kevinissotallthisyearalreadywearingsize12sandstoopingtokissmycheekandSamanthawhenthosegreeneyesashatmeindisgustandherredcurlsquiverIhavetoturnawaytowipemyeyes.Ifonlyyoucouldseethem.Ifonlyyoucouldseeme.Youtoldmethatweallliveoninsideeachotherapieceofgrassanappleseedtheoakinthefrontyardeventheparticlesofairwebreathe.Ididntunderstandyou.ButIrememberthelaughlinesbesideyouroceaneyesandthetinycrookattherightsideofyourmouthandIvetriedtobelieve.Ivetriedtobelieveyouretherelookingdownonusknowinghowmuchwemissyou.AndwhenIseetheleavesmoveinthetreesorhearthequietbreathoftwilightthenIcanpretendIminyourarmsagain.MartinLutherKingJr.MatthewGatto-7thgradeThewayhefoughtThewayheinspiresThewayheragedYetsetnoresHedidnotstartwarsHedidnotstartghtsHejustarguedhispointAboutblacksandwhitesThecountrywassmotheredByanunusualshadowNotonethatsdarkButonecausingsorrowItdidnotaffecthimHeperseveredthroughWithgrowingsupportThatwouldnotsubdueHefoughtwithsomehelpAgainstlawscoldasiceAndalthoughhesucceededHepaidtheultimatepriceSoherewearenowTellinghisstoryWewillrememberhimAndallofhisglorySolarEclipsePaigeBlack7thgradeInthedaysIsitathomeWonderingwillthereeverbesunDarknesscoveringtheearthIsthereanythinglefArethetreesstillthereAretheanimalsstillcrawlingWonderingwhythesuniscoveredTereIsitwiththoughtsWhenwillthesunreturn CountyLineApril2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net26TREEACROSSTHEROADStevenShieldsThesoundwasswiftandfierceaswishofrain-soakedpinoakleavesthecrackandthenaBOOMatrunkacrossthebackwoodsroadItaketomeetthehighway.AnodortangylikealumberyardwastheretogreetusasIsluicedaroundthebendacruiseroutofnowhereinsuddenhotpursuittwinmeteorsorfallingstarsthenscreamingpast.HeartinthroatIskiddedtoastop.ItmusthavefallenjustbeforeIgottheretwominutesheldsuspendedwhileIlingeredovercoffeeandgood-byesandI-love-you-toos.Thecopwaswavingusawaywealmost-latewhotriedtodrivearoundtheshatteredtreedownedwiressnarledarounditstrunk.AwailapproachingunderlinedthefranticcriesweheardfromunderneaththebranchesfromtheBugframepiercedlightsdimmingasmellofgasandbloodandyesthewindowcrackedasIdrovepasttoletinsidetherain.INSIDEMYBRAIN.AnnaGraceBowling-5thgradeINSIDEMYBRAINTHEREAREFILECABINETSSEPARATINGMYTHOUGHTSANDFEELINGS.THEREAREWORRIESANDDOUBTSANDDREAMSGALORETHATIPULLEVERYONCEANDAWHILE.THEREAREWORDSOFWISDOMANDLIESEVERYWHEREFLOPPEDUPSIDE-DOWNLIKEAPANCAKE.THEYAREDRIPPINGLIKEINKDOWNAROADOFTHOUGHTSANDRUNNINGLIKEWATERONPAVEMENT.WILLIEVERNOTTHINKABOUTTHESETHOUGHTSIASKWHENIREALIZETHEYREINSIDEMYBRAIN.LifeinJohnsCreekWendieBrownOfalltheplacesintheworldthatIwouldseekItwouldhavetobelivinginbeautifulJohnsCreek.JohnsCreekhasquiteafewparksandgreenspaceIcouldneverndabetter-plannedplace.ThepeoplearefriendlyandalwaysveryniceIfyouliveinJohnsCreekitsabeautifullife.ThereisfabulousshoppingasgoodasthemallFromgroceriestoshoesJohnsCreekhasitall.WhereMedlockBridgeRoadandMcGinnisFerrymeetTherearesomeveryniceplacestoeat.TheschoolsaretopratedthekidsaresosmartInJohnsCreekthereareeventsparadesandevenartFamilybusinessesofcesahospitaltooTheressomethingforeveryoneandlotstodo.IfyouarelookingforacommunitywithfamilyfunTheresnobetterplaceunderthesun.MimicryEmmaMurphy-12thgradeBeyourselfringsfromourlipsYetbyoursidesclenchedngertips.OurlipsspeakBringtheworldnewformYetunderbreathwhisperedConform.OstracizingtocastoutthoseWiththeveryactionswesayweopposeButeventheviceroybutteryMustmimicthemonarchoritwilldie.IsindividualityJustamythofmortalityOrwhyintousisthelessonsobeatenTheuniquebutteryisthersttobeeaten 27CountyLineApril2014DYINGEMBERSStevenA.CunninghamIseethedarknessdeepTheedgesofmysoulAndfeelthecoldnessseepIntomyverywholeAndwonderifthedarkWilltakemefarawayOrsimplyleaveitsmarkWhennightturnsintodayIshakewithfellsomefearAnanxiousdreadfulstateWillnoonelendmeearOrsharethisheavyweightIseemydemonseyesIheartheirharshwordsspokenMylifeshalf-truthsandliesMyheartsonearlybrokenTheymimemypridemybaneDisplayinghurtfulhateSowingseedsofpainAndlockingHeavensGateThestiingsilencegrowsGrimstillnessofthenightAndallmyhorroredwoesShroudouttheblessedlightButyetatinyglowFromembersIthoughtoutDissolvemyspiritswoeDispelmydreadeddoubtThennightbeginstofadeDawnsbrightthenew-borndayAndInomoreafraidGivethanksbendkneeandprayBECAMEAMANRobertL.LynnBecameamaninthirdgradeyearPneumoniastruckhisfatherthereMyDadtheeldestchildofeightWasdubbedthefarmersurrogateAndthirtymonthstheloadhedbear.AtfathersbedeachmornhedhearHisfarmassignmentsslowandclearWhileexecutingdaysmandateBecameaman.WhenfatherhealedDadfeltafearCouldnotcatchupatschoolroomnear.AdropoutseemedhiscertainfateNowlookingbackIpostulateHepassedmyPh.DthatyearBecameaman.eDiminishingNaturePrachithaPorika-8thgradeEnclosedbyafertilebedofgreengrassresidesalavishlilyPerfectpetalsdeningtheblossomasstrikingandboldDeterminingitasindependentandsolitaryWithinadivinemeadowperchestheoldmapletreeatrunkstationedintothesolidearthbeneathitthebranchesswayingtotherhythmofthewindasifdoingaraindanceAboveourheadsistheinniteblueoftheHeavenscloudsexquisitelylikesilkandablazingsunwhichrisesandsetselittlelilyhunchesinsorrowofanotherdaywithnoraineoldmapleisdemolishedbyacoldchainsaweskyslightblueisslowlyswallowedbymassivecoatsofdarknesseverydayButwhatisthecauseofallthisdestructionBynowyoushouldrealizetheanswerisyou.RobertFrostFarmDerryNewHampshireSandyHokansonThedocentwhoguardsthefarmgivestourstalksaboutpoemsincubatedherehusbandedbythewoodstovelateatnightasthepoetpouredthroughhisnotebooks.Whileshetalksachipmunkplaguesherrunsunderherdeskexamineshershoesignoresstompingattemptstoshoohimaway.PerhapshegivestourstovisitingrodentsexplainshowFrostwouldhaveworkedthemintoapoemratherthanscarethemoffhowhewasanexcellentfarmerofwordsstanzaschildrenandrodentshowwearericherforitthoughheneverwas. CountyLineApril2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net28AccordingtotheAmericanHeartAssociationheartdiseaseisthenumberonekillerofwomenandismoredeadlythanallformsofcancercombined.Itisalsopreventable.EmoryHealthcarerecentlyannouncedthelaunchofitsEmoryWomensHeartCenteranewprogramuniquelydedicatedtothescreeningpreventionandtreatmentofheartdiseaseinwomen.ThecentercurrentlyoperatesatfourlocationsinthemetroAtlantaareaincludingalocationatEm-oryJohnsCreekHospitalinPhysiciansPlaza.Twoadditionalcenterswillbeopensoon.ThecentersgoalToraiseawarenessamongwomenaboutthedangersofheartdisease.Thenumberofwomenatriskisstartling.Believeitornotaverysmallpercentofthepopulationfallsintothelowriskcategoryforheartdiseaseandthesearemostlypeopleinthere20s.saysStacyJaskwhichnursepractitioneratJohnsCreeksEmo-ryWomensHeartCenterlocation.Whenyoucon-siderfamilyhistoryagedietactivitylevelsandotherexistingconditionssuchasdiabetesorrheu-matoidarthritismostwomenareatsomelevelofrisk.Mostheartdiseaseispreventablesowewanttoreachthesewomenideallybetweentheagesof40-60toevaluatetheirindividualrisksandeducatethemonriskreduction.StartingtreatmentearlywhenitsnecessarywillhelpsavelivessaysGinaLundbergMDclinicaldirectorofEmoryWomensHeartCenterandassistantprofessorofmedicineEmoryUniversitySchoolofMedicine.Dr.LundbergfoundedGeorgiasrstwomenscardiacpreventionprogramin1998andlaunchedtheSaintJosephsHeartCenterforWomenin2007.EmoryWomensHeartCenterofferscomprehensivecardiacriskassessmentsandeducationforwomenatriskforheartdiseaseaswellasassistswithre-ferralswhenadditionalcareisneeded.Theinitialscreeningwhichcosts75includesareviewoffamilyhistoryofheartdiseaseandacomprehen-siveglobalriskassessmentthatincludesagebloodpressuretotalcholesterollevelHDLlevelbloodglucosesmokinghistorypregnancyhistoryandhypertensionhistory.ThegoalsoftheEmoryWomensHeartCentertieintoabroaderinitiativeatEmoryJohnsCreekHos-pitalwhichistoraiseawarenessabouttheearlywarningsignsofheartattacks.EmoryJohnsCreekStacyJaskwhichnursepractitionerEmoryWomensHeartCenterperformsabloodpressurecheckatrecentGoRedForWomeneventatEmoryJohnsCreekHospital.DiDYouKnowThnmoKfwmsPrevenTable 29CountyLineApril2014HospitalisacertiedChestPainCenterwithPCIpercutaneouscoronaryinterventiondesignationandisrecognizedbytheAmericanHeartAssocia-tionforachievinghighstandardsintreatingpatientswithsevereheartattacksspecicallyST-elevationmyocardialinfarctionsSTEMIs.Wereworkinghardtoteachthecommunityabouttheearlysignsofheartattackonallfronts.TheEmoryWomensHeartCenterplaysakeyroleindevelopingthatawarenessamongasegmentofourpopulationthattendstoputothersrst.AdedicatedwomensheartcenterrighthereinthecommunityisagreatwaytoencouragewomentotaketimeouttocarefortheirownhealthcareneedssaysMarilynMargolisRNChiefNursingOfcerandVicePresi-dentofOperationsatEmoryJohnsCreek.WhileEmoryJohnsCreeksinterventionalcardiolo-gistsonaveragecanopenablockedarteryinlessthan60minutesfromthetimethepatientarrivesattheEmergencyDepartmentwellunderthena-tionalaverageof90minutesrapidinterventionismosteffectiveinbeginningstagesofaheartattack.Damagetoheartmusclestartswithin15minutesofwhensymptomsbeginsaysGregoryRobertsonMDMedicalDirectorofEmoryJohnsCreekHos-pitalsCardiacCathLab.AccordingtotheSocietyofChestPainCentersSCPC85ofheartdam-ageoccurswithinthersttwohours.ManytimesthisdamageisirreversibleaddsDr.Robertson.Ifsymptomsexistactonthemassoonaspossibleandcall911assoonasthesymptomsappear.FormoreinformationabouttheEmoryWomensHeartCenterincludingadditionallocationsandservicescall404-778-7777orvisitemoryhealth-care.orgwomensheart.FormoreinformationaboutcardiaccareatEmoryJohnsCreekHospitalcall678.474.8200orvisitemoryjohnscreek.comheart.EmoryWomensHeartCenteratJohnsCreekoper-atesintheofceofEmoryHeartVascularJohnsCreek6335HospitalParkwaySuite110.Screen-ingsareavailableonThursdaymornings.Heartattacksymptomsinwomenmaybemildormaybeattributedtostresshor-monalchangesmusclestrainindigestionorthefu.Itisimportanttorecognizetheatypicalsymptomswomencanexperiencebecausenotallheartattacksmanifestwithchestpain.Thistendstobetruemoresoinwomenthanmen.qChestpainordiscomfort-itmayfeellikeasqueezingpressureheavinesstight-nessorfullness.qHeavinessorPaininotherareasinclud-ingbackneckjaworarms.Thisismorecommoninwomen.Thepainorpressurecanbegradualorsudden.Itmaycomeandgograduallyintensifyorawakenonefromsleep.qColdsweats-thiscanoccurevenwithoutchestdiscomfort.Ifthereisnoobviousreasonforsweatingsuchasexerciseorhotashesconsiderhavingyourphysi-cianinvestigatethisfurther.qFatigue-somewomenmayexperiencefeelingextremelytiredevenduringrou-tinetasksagradualorsuddendecreaseinenergylevelorinabilitytocompletetasksthattheywereabletointhepast.qNausea-thiscanbemistakenforoth-erproblemssuchasuheartburnorstomachulcers.Howevernauseacanalsobeapresentationofheartdiseaseorangina.qShortnessofbreath-thiscanoccurwithminimalactivityorwithactivitiesthatpreviouslydidnotcausedifcultywithbreathing.Thisisespeciallyimportantbecausepeoplewithdiabetesmaynotnecessarilyhavechestpainandthismaybetheironlysymptomofaheartattack.qLightheadedness-mayoccurwithactiv-ityorinconjunctionwithanyoftheothersymptoms. CountyLineApril2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net30PREPARINGYOURSOILGettingyoursoilreadyforspringgardeningshouldbedoneasearlyaspossible.Thisstartswithtillingthesoilinyourgardenorplantingareaaround6to10-inchesdeepandremovingrocksanddebris.AftertillingiscompletedaddorganicmatterorAllGreenlandscapemixfollowedbyfertilizer.Avoidtillingthesoilwhenitistoowetastheextrawaterwillhinderplantgrowth.USELEFT-OVERCOOKINGWATERThewaterusedtocookfoodinisfullofvitaminsandnutri-ents.Insteadofpouringitdownthedrainletitcoolandthenuseittowateryourplants.WEEDEARLYStartweedingearlywhentherstsignsofnewgrowthstarttoemergeinthespring.Youcanbetawidevarietyofweedswillbeamongthem.Assoonasyoucanenjoybeingoutsidestartcultivatingthesurfacesoilinareaspronetoweedgrowthtomakeitharderforweedstotakerootandthenmulchoverthoseareasimmediately.Alsopullhardtokillweedsandplantslikedandelionsandevenpoisonivy.Weedsareonlygoingtogetbiggerstrongerandhardertokillasthegrowingseasonprogresses.PERENNIALSTREESANDSHRUBSManyperennialplantsthatliveformultipleyearswhichincludesmosttreesandshrubsneedsomeattentionthistimeofyear.LatewinterandearlyspringaregoodtimestoprunemanytypesoftreesandshrubsinnorthGeorgia.Plantslikeornamentalgrassesshouldbecutbackbeforenewgrowthappearsinthespringandfruittreesshouldbeprunedandthinnedbeforenewgrowthdevelops.YoucanevendividesometypesofperennialslikeSiberianirisyarrowandmanyhostasmakingnewplantsforyourgardenorgiftsforfamilyandfriends.DOGSANDYOURLANDSCAPEAsalife-longpet-loverandalandscaperIlovetocombinethesetwopassions.Wereceivecallsthroughouttheyearfrompeopleaskinghowtogrowgrassandhaveadog.ThishasledtoanewtermcalledDogScapewhichisaplacethathaswhatadogneeds.ExerciseDogsneedexercisesoweshouldgivethempathstorunorpatrol.Pathsalongafencecanoftenbehiddenwithplantsorifyourdoghasanestablishedpathyoucanworkitintothelandscape.AplacetodotheirbusinessYourdogneedsaplacetorelievehimselfbutitdoesnothavetobeyourlawnorplantingbed.Setasideanareaofyouryardasareliefareacoveredwithamaterialthatyourdogwillacceptandthatyoucancleanupeasily.Granitedustsandorhardwoodmulchareallgoodchoices.DogsneedshadeandsunDogslovetowarminthesunbutitiseasyforsomebreedstooverheat.Youshouldplanshadeandshelterforthemwiththecoolingretreatofashadetreeoranarbor.ThebenetofplantingdenselyByplantinglargehardyshrubsclosetogetherandaddingstonewallsaroundplantingareasdogstendtostayoutoftheplantingbeds.Ornamentalgrassesworkwellinareaswithdogs.TipsforSpringFormoreinformationortoscheduleanappointmentforaquotecallRobersionsLandscape770-886-0402.ForsuppliescallAllGreenLandscapeSupply770-844-1937.OrstopbyRobersionsLandscapeandAllGreenLandscapeSupplyat1732PeachtreeParkway.ScottAllenCo-ownerScotts 31CountyLineApril2014 CountyLineApril2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net32