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1CountyLineMay2013MAY2013ForsythCountyParksandRecreationTheCanoeLaunchatChattahoocheePointe CountyLineMay2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net2OK...Isaidit...Iactuallyenjoygoingtomybank.Itsbecausemybankersarentboringorcold.ThebankersatKeyWortharefriendlyandextremelyhelpful.TheybringtheirexperienceintoeveryinteractionwehaveandtheveryexperienceofwalkingintothebankassuresmeImintherightplace.AreyoubankingwiththerightpeopleBankwithKeyWorth.FriendlyHelpfulExperiencedIsntthatwhatyouwantinabankerMedlockBridgeRd.JohnsCreekFinancialCenter770.418.2772HaynesBridgeVillageAlpharettaFinancialCenter770.753.2300SugarloafParkwayDuluthFinancialCenter678.475.5120JohnsonFerryRd.MariettaLendingOffice770.407.2222JeffFoxworthywww.KeyWorthBank.com 3CountyLineMay2013Stillthe1placetocelebrateabirthdayAbirthday.Itsadaywecelebrateourentirelives.Northsidewouldbeproudtobepartofyourbabysspecialday.Nooneismorepreparedorhasmoreexperience.Wellmakethebigdayacelebrationfromdayone.Visitusonlineatwww.northside.com. CountyLineMay2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net4COVERSTORY16FORSYTHCOUNTYPARKSANDRECREATIONDEPARTMENTS6FromthePublisher8HistoryMadeEasyAWorthyNamesakeJohnForsythofGeorgia26Paparazzi162414 5CountyLineMay2013FEATURES12PinecrestAcademysTeacheroftheYear14TheLionheartSchool20PrincipalsAdvisoryCommitteeStudentsGuidingLambertintotheFuture22SingingaDifferentTune24GreenMowersCOUNTYLINECOMMUNITY10DerbyDayReturnstoCountryCluboftheSouthtoRaiseFundsforChildrensHealthcareofAtlantaBUSINESSFOCUS27GibbsGardens28EmoryJohnsCreekHospitalCombinesGoodOld-FashionedServicewithInnovativePatientCare30SuwaneePeriodonticsDentalImplants12228 CountyLineMay2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net6FromacanoelaunchintotheChattahoocheetostate-of-the-artplaygroundsthatinvitechildrentobecreativewhileatplayForsythCountyParksandRecreationisdoinganincrediblejobofprovidingtheseservicesandmuchmoretotheForsythCountycommunity.TheirfocusisonservingthecommunitywellandaddingtothequalityoflifeforthecitizensofForsythCountyandtheyaredoinganincrediblejobThankyoutothisissuescoverstoryForsythCountyParksandRecreation.WhenyoureadaboutTitaGarciayoullknowwhyshewasselectedasPinecrestAcademysOutstandingTeacheroftheYear.Inher15thyearatPinecrestTitastilllovesbeingateacherandisadmiredandrespectedbytheadministratorsthestaffthestudentsandtheirfamilies.IknowyoullenjoygettingtoknowTitaandwillsurelyseewhysheisPinecrestsTeacheroftheYear.TheLionheartSchoolwasfoundedbyparentsandprofessionalswhowereseekingaschooltoservechildrenwithspecialneedsinasettingthatwouldbemostbenecialtothem.Since2000theschoolhasprovidedauniquelearningenvironmentin-novativeprogramsandextensivetherapyoptionstostudentsfrompre-Ktoage21.TheLionheartSchoolhasamazingopportunitiesavailablesopleasereadmoreaboutit.ThePrincipalsAdvisoryCommitteeatLambertHighSchoolisaninnovativewayforstudentstocommunicatedirectlywithPrincipalGaryDavisonadministratorsandteachers.FreshmanMad-elineLaguaitedidafabulousjobwritingthiseditorialasaninternforCountyLine.ThankyouMadelineandcongratulationstoDr.DavisonandLambertstudentsforstrivingtomakeLambertanevenbetterplacetogotoschoolBesuretoreadaboutPineyGroveMiddleSchoolsshowchoirandabouttheinnovativeandgreensolutionforhard-to-mowareasbeingusedatForsythCountyschools.TheBusinessFocusthisissueisonEmoryJohnsCreekHospitalGibbsGardensandSuwaneePeri-odonticsDentalImplants.WiththeintroductionandimplementationoftheStructuredInterdis-ciplinaryBedsideRoundsSIBRprogramEmoryJohnsCreekHospitalisprovidingpatientstheirfamiliesandthepatientscareteamwithbedsideinformationthatincludeseveryoneinvolvedinthepatientsrecoveryandcare.BesuretoreadaboutthemanyadvantagesofSIBRandhowitishelpingtoimprovepatientcareandsatisfaction.FromearlyspringthroughfallthereisalwaysastunningdisplayofcoloratGibbsGardens.Youwillbeamazedatthebeautyasyoustrollthroughthesixteengardenvenuescomplementedbywaterfallsstreamsandponds.BesuretoplanavisittoGibbsGardenssoonYouwillbeimpressedwiththeeducationandexperienceofDr.JohnLeeofSuwaneePeriodonticsDentalImplants.Besuretoreadaboutperiodontaldiseaseanddentalim-plantsandDr.LeestreatmentprocedurestogivehispatientshealthygumsandabeautifulsmileEnjoythereadingenjoythephotosandenjoythisissueofCountyLineRespectfullyJudyLeJeunePublisherFromthePublisher 7CountyLineMay2013PublisherJudyLeJeunepublishercountylinemagazine.net678-787-3551Editorialeditorcountylinemagazine.netAdvertisingadvertisingcountylinemagazine.net678-787-3551GraphicDesignSummertimeGraphicsWritersTammyHardenGallowayJodiB.GardnerKathleenKraynickMadelineLaguaiteW.CliffRobertsCoverCoverStoryPhotographyJudyLeJeunePhotographyTammyHardenGallowayOntheCoverForsythCountyParksandRecreationCountyLineispublishedbySugarcaneCommunicationsLLC.NoadvertisingeditorialorphotographsinCountyLinemaybereproducedwithoutthepermissionofSugarcaneCommunicationsLLC.23596copiesofthisissueweredeliveredtoallthehomesandbusinessesintheeasthalfofJohnsCreekandSouthForsyth.CountyLine3651PeachtreeParkwaySuite222SuwaneeGA30024678-787-3551www.countylinemagazine.netDeborahWoodwardAuDDoctorofAudiology CountyLineMay2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net8In1831theGeorgiaLegislaturedeclaredtheChero-keeNationofnorthGeorgiatobethenewcountyofCherokee.AyearlaterCherokeewasdividedintotencountiesandsurveyedforalandlottery.Thesouthernmostofthesenewcountieswasnamedafter52-year-oldJohnForsythwhowasthenrepresentingGeorgiaintheUnitedStatesSenate.ForsythsfatherCol.RobertForsythwasadistinguishedVirginiaofcerintheRevolutionaryWar.JohnwasfouryearsoldwhenhisfathermovedtheForsythfamilytoGeorgia.In1790GeorgeWashingtonappointedhisfriendtobetheU.S.MarshallinGeorgia.UnfortunatelyRobertForsythwasmurderedwhiletryingtoarrestaMethodistministernamedBeverlyAllen.CongressvotedagratuitytoRobertswidowwhothenusedthemoneytosendhersonJohntoPrinceton.In1802JohnForsythmarriedClaraMeigswhowasthedaughterofJosiahMeigstherstpresidentoftheUniversityofGeorgia.Theywouldbeparentstosixdaughtersandtwosons.ClaraneverlikedGeorgiasmuggyheatandherhusbanddidallhecouldtoseekappointmentsawayfromhishomestate.JohnForsythservedintheHouseofRep-resentativesfrom1813to1818.Hisgenteelandgre-gariousnatureearnedhimanappointmenttotheU.S.Senatein1818.HewaspartofthenegotiationsinWash-ingtonD.C.thatculminatedinthepurchaseofFloridafromSpainfor5milliondollars.ForsyththenresignedfromtheSenatetobecomeJamesMonroesMinistertoSpain.HewouldberesponsibleforconcludingthetreatyinMadrid.ForsythsetsailforCadizin1819ontheU.S.S.HornetwithhisservantCyrus.UnabletospeakSpanishandcaughtinthepoliticalintrigueofKingFerdinandscourtForsythcameacrossasablunderingdiplomat.AsraticationproceedingsdraggedonfortwoyearstheGeorgianlostthecondenceofMonroeandSecretaryofStateJohnQuincyAdams.Itwasthenadirofhispoliti-calcareer.By1827JohnForsythwasbackonmorefamiliargroundasthenewgovernorofGeorgia.Forsythspoliti-calstrengthinhishomestatelaywiththearistocratsofthecoastalregionandtheequallyaristocraticupcoun-tryelementoriginallyfromVirginia.TheburningissueofthedaywaspressingforremovaloftheCherokeeIndiansfromGeorgia.FromtheGovernmentHouseinMilledgevilleGovernorForsythmovedtohaveallIndianresidentsfallunderthejurisdictionofGeorgialaws.His1828actpassedtheGeorgialegislationdeclaringthenewCherokeeConstitutiontobeaviolationofstatesov-ereignty.PresidentJohnQuincyAdamswasunsympa-theticwithattemptstoremovetheCherokeewesttoOklahomabuthewasreplacedin1829byTennesseanAndrewJacksonamanfamiliarwithfrontierproblems.BelievinghewouldbemoreeffectiveinWashingtonFor-sythacceptedanappointmenttotheSenatein1829.HeAWorthyNamesaketextandphotobyW.CliffRobertsofGeorgiaJohnForsyth 9CountyLineMay2013quicklybecameoneofthemostvigorousdefendersoftheJacksonadministration.HenryClayDanielWebsterandVicePresidentJohnC.Calhounallbecamecriticsofthenewpresident.For-sythandNewYorkerMartinVanBurenwereJacksonsstaunchestadvocates.TheyhelpedJacksondismantlethenationalbankinPhiladelphiaandhelpedthepresi-dentfacedownSouthCarolinasthreatstosucceedoverhighnationaltariffs.Forsythleadacompromiseeffortthatresolvedthe1832crisisbyloweringthefederaltar-iffratesbutalsorepudiatingtheideaofindividualstatesbeingabletonullifyfederallaw.InApril1830NewJerseySenatorTheodoreFreling-huysenheldthenationsattentionashespokeforthreedaysonthesenateoorinoppositiontoJacksonsIndianRemovalAct.FinallyJohnForsythstoodandreturnedafuriouscounterattack.JohnRidgeandotherCherokeedelegatessatinthegalleryandobservedtheoftenac-rimoniousoratory.ForsythremindedhisfellowsenatorsthattheMohawksSenecasPequodsCherawsEriesandHuronshadallbeenremovedwithoutfanfare.ItwashypocriticaloftheNorthtodemandofSouthernstatesthattheCherokeenowbeallowedtostay.VanBurenkepttheNewYorkandPennsylvaniavotesinlineandtheremovalbillbecamelawinaclosevote.In1834JohnForsythsloyaltytothepresidentwasre-wardedwithhisappointmentasSecretaryofState.Itwasapopularchoice.Evenanoppositionnewspaperde-scribedForsythashavingintellectualabilityeloquenceandadroitness.MartinVanBurenclaimedthepresiden-cyin1836andkeptForsythinhispost.GeorgiaUnionDemocratscampaignedforForsythtobeaddedtoVanBurens1840ticket.TheBaltimoreconventionbecamedeadlockedhoweverandVanBurenendeduprunningwithoutavicepresidentialselection.AfteraWhigvic-toryForsythstayedinWashingtonhopingthatGeorgiawouldre-appointhimtotheSenate.Unfortunatelythestatesmanfellillwithfeverinthefallof1841anddiedinhisWashingtonhome.HeisburiedintheCongressionalCemeteryonCapitolHill.DeanRuskappointedbyJohnF.Kennedyin1961istheonlyotherGeorgiantoserveasUnitedStatesSecretaryofState.JohnForsythCourtesyoftheGeorgiaCapitalMuseumSuwaneePeriodonticsDentalImplantsStrivingforExcellenceinPatientCareCallforanappointment770-670-78503921JohnsCreekCourtSuiteASuwanee30024www.leedentalimplants.comLaserPeriodonticsgumsurgeryCosmeticGumTreatmentgummysmilegumrecessionDentalImplantssurgicalandrestorationWeofferSecondOpinionsComplimentaryImplantConsultationsGumtreatmentforkidswithexcessgumtissuefrombracesgingivectomyfrenectomyWewillworkwithyourgeneraldentistasateamorifyoudonothaveageneraldentistwewillworkwithyouinyourcompletedentalimplantcare. CountyLineMay2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net10The7thannualDerbyDaywillbeSaturdayMay4that4pmatCountryCluboftheSouth.ThisuniqueeventiscreativelystructuredaroundtheKentuckyDerbyandwillbethefocalpointofthedaywithhorsevotingboothsanexten-sivesilentauctionauthenticDerby-stylefoodandbeveragesentertainmentandlargescreentelevisionstoviewTheMostExcitingTwoMinutesinSports.AllproceedsfromtheeventwillhelpfundprogramsandequipmenttoservepatientsandfamiliesatChildrensHealthcareofAtlantaCHOA.ChildrensHealthcareofAtlantaanot-for-protorganizationisdedicatedtomakingkidsbettertodayandhealthiertomorrow.Proceedsfromthe2013DerbyDaywillhelpfundprogramsandequipmentinCHOAsSibleyHeartCen-ter.Treatingmorethan30000childrenannuallytheSibleyHeartCenterpro-videscomprehensivecardiacservicesforcongenitalandacquiredheartdiseasefrominfancythroughyoungadulthood.Visitwww.choa.orgheartandwww.choa.orgfriendstolearnmoreabouttheSibleyHeartCenterandFriendsthevolunteerorganizationofCHOAthathelpsmakefundraisingeventssuchasDerbyDaypossible.Ticketsmustbepurchasedinadvancebycalling404-785-7337orvisitingwww.choa.orgderbyday.DERBYDAYRETURNSTOCOUNTRYCLUBOFTHESOUTHTORAISEFUNDSFORCHILDRENSHEALTHCAREOFATLANTANorthAtlantaDermatologyAdultPediatricDermatologywww.nhaanam.cm770.814.8222ForallyourskincareneedsGabrielleM.SabiniMDCharlesJ.DouchyMDMatthewJ.ReschlyMDA.DamianDharMDAnjanaM.PatelPA-CSaraA.BarrPA-CTracyFriedmanPA-CStaceyOlivierPA-CScarlettMeltonPA-CKarlyKincaidPA-CAllBoArdCertified6610McGinnisFerryRd.Suite200JohnsCreekGA30097BehindPaneraBreadCommunityBank3850PleasantHillRd.DuluthGA30096BetweenPeachtreeIndustrialBufordHighway3331HamiltonMillRd.Suite1106BufordGA30519AcrossfromtheKrogerShoppingCenterDiagnosisTreatmentofSkinCancerTreatmentofSkinHairLossNailDiseasesAcneWartsMolesPsoriasisEczemaetc.SclerotherapyforFineLegVeinsVbeamVascularLaserforRosaceaandTreatmentofLegandFacialVeinsLaserHairRemovalAllSkinTypesBotoxDysportJuvedermLatisseRestylaneRadiesseChemicalPeelsQHowoftenshouldIhaveaskinscreeningtotestformelanomaAYoushouldhaveaskinexamyearlyorhaveanyskinlesionthatischanginggrowingbleedingoritchingexamined.Ayearlyskinexamissimpleandcanbethekeytoearlydetectionandtreat-ment.WeatNorthAtlantaDermatologyencourageallpatientstolookattheirskinmonthly.Mayismelanomamonthcelebratebyschedulingyourscreeningtoday. 11CountyLineMay2013OurUrgentCareCentersarestaffedbypediatriciansequippedwithX-raysandlabsandreadytohelpsevendaysaweek.Tondalocationnearyouvisitchoa.orgurgentcare.CHILDRENSATFORSYTH410PEACHTREEPKWY.CUMMINGCHILDRENSATNORTHPOINT3795MANSELLROADALPHARETTADedicatedtoAllBetter CountyLineMay2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net12UponrstmeetingTitaGarciaoneimme-diatelyunderstandswhyshereceivedthehonorofPinecrestAcademysOutstandingTeacheroftheYearfor2012fromtheArchdioceseofAtlanta.Sheisverypersonableandgenuine.ThosetraitscoupledwithagreatsenseofhumormakeherapopularteacherwithherstudentsaswellaswiththeirparentsandtheentirePinecrestcommunity.Yetdontletthatsmilefoolyou.Sheisknowntoherstudentsnotonlyforherkindnessbutalsofordemandingthattheyputforththeirbesteffort.WhenaskedaboutreceivingtheawardthisnativeofSanJuanPuertoRicoblushesslightlyandaddsIamnotjustbeingmodest.TherearemanyteachersherewhoalsodeservetobeTeacheroftheYear.Iworkwithsomegreatpeople.Butinher15thyearasaSpanishinstructoratPinecrestTitasstudentsandcolleaguesagreethatsheismostde-servingofthisaward.WhenaskedatwhatpointsheknewshewantedtobeateacherTitalaughsandsaysIdidnt.ThatiswhyIwasatriplemajor.MajoringinEducationHistoryandFrenchwhileminoringinSpanishattheUniversityofPuertoRicoTitaadmitsthatherinterestsvariedgreatly.Careerwiseshewasopentomanydifferentavenuesandbecauseofherpro-ciencyinlanguagesshethoughtshemightndajobinthetravelindustry.Butupongraduatingin1974Titasrstjobwasasateacher.Sincethenshehasnotgiventhischoiceforherlife-longcareerasecondthought.In1982TitaandherhusbandmovedtotheUnitedStatesforhiswork.Duringthistimeherownchil-drenwereyoungandshestayedhomewiththemworkingoccasionallyasasubstituteteacheratCatholicschools.Atthesametimethatheryoung-estsonwasacceptedatPinecrestAcademyTitahadacceptedateachingpositionatanotherschool.IwantedhimtohavetheexperienceofPinecrestseducationalphilosophywhichisnotonlytoteachacademicsbutalsotoincludespiritualandcharac-terdevelopmentcreatingawell-roundedindividu-alsaidTita.ButgettinghersontoPinecresteverymorningandpickinghimupfromschoolwasgoingtobeaproblemwithherworkingatanotherschoolsoTitacalledPinecresttoaskthemabouttrans-portationthatmightbeavailable.Luckilythead-ministrationatPinecrestsawthisasanopportunity.TheirquickandunusualresponsecaughtTitaoffguard.ShelaughsasshetellsthestoryTheysaidWhydontyoucometeachforusAndIaskedDoyouhaveapositionopenTheyansweredNonotyet.TitapausedandnoddedBeforelongtheyhiredmetoteachSpanish.Astheysaytherestishistory.TitahastaughtSpan-ishatalllevelsfrompreschoolthrough12thgradeandcurrentlyteachesAPSpanishGrammarandAPSpanishLiteratureandCulture.InadditionsheservesastheForeignLanguageDepartmentChairforthehighschool.OftheothermembersofthestaffTitacommentsIjustloveworkinghere.ThededicationoftheteachersandtheadministrationisTeacheroftheYearPINECRESTACADEMYS 13CountyLineMay2013justwonderful.Andthekidswellthekidsarejustgreat.PeopledontbelievemewhenItellthemthatImissthekidsoverthesummerbreakbutIdo.ItisthisdedicationandexperiencethatledtoTitareceivingtheOutstandingTeacheroftheYearawardwhichwasrecentlypresentedattheArchbishopsEducationBanquet.OfTitasqualitiesasaneducatorandaleaderamongherpeersatPinecrestAcademyHighSchoolandMiddleSchoolPrincipalEdLindeku-gelsaysTitaistheembodimentofwhatwewantourfacultytobe.MadelieneFlanaganLowerSchoolPrincipaladdsSheisverypopularwiththestu-dentsbutsheisnotaneasyteacher.Shedemandstheirbest.TitaisaveryactivememberofSt.BenedictCatholicChurchinJohnsCreekandisamemberoftheirHispanicChoir.SheisalsoinvolvedwiththeCursilloMovementoftheCatholicChurch.Titastwodaughtersandsonaregrownnowandshehasfourgrand-children.Shelovestotravelandgoestovisitwithhergrandchildrenasoftenasshecan.WhenaskedaboutteachingTitasfacelightsup.Iloveit.IlovewhatIdo.AndaslongasIamashappyasIamrightnowImgoingtokeepdoingit.PhotoCourtesyoftheArchdioceseofAtlantaTitaGarciamiddlereceivesherTeacheroftheYearawardfromDianeStarkovichPh.D.SuperintendentofSchoolsleftandArchbishopGregoryright.Northside.comSpineCenter2LOCATIONSAtlantaForsythWhenyouhavebackorneckpainthelastthingyouwanttodoiswaitforrelief.NorthsideHospitalsSpineCenteroffersimmediateassessmenttreatmentandrehabilitationofspineconditionsrangingfromminorbackpaintomorecomplexconditions.Appointmentscanbemadewithin24-48hoursandyoudontneedareferral.Wecoordinateyourpersonalizedcaretoprovideamultidisciplinaryapproachatoneconvenientlocation.WhyWaitNoreferralnecessary.Foranappointmentcall404459-1809.BACKPAIN...GetReliefNowMultidisciplinaryApproachPromptAssessmentPainManagementImagingPhysicalTherapySurgeryConvenientall-in-onelocationProudPartnerof CountyLineMay2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net14TheLionheartSchoolwasfoundedin2000byparentsandprofessionalswhostruggledtondanappropriatesettingthatwouldservechildrenwithspecialneeds.Lionheartgivesfamiliesaneducationaloptionthatfostersacademicsocialemotionalandpragmaticskillsnecessaryfortheirchildrentobesuccessfulinschoolworkandplay.TheLionheartSchoolprovidesacademictherapeuticandoutreachprogramsforstudentswhohavedifcultywithlearningsensoryprocessingmotorplanningvisualandauditoryprocessingreceptiveandexpressivelanguageattentionmemoryexecutivefunctionorsocialinteractions.TheLionheartSchoolisa501c3non-protaccreditedbySACSSAISforchildrenfrompre-Ktoage21.CurrentlyLionheartservesstudentsinafull-timeschoolpro-gramthataddressesindividualprolesinsmallclasssizesandprovidesspeechandlanguagetherapyoccupationaltherapyandDIRFloortimetherapyasneeded.LionhearthascertiedmasterlevelSpecialEducationteachersandtherapistslicensedintheirrespectiveelds.Lionheartutilizesresearch-basedcurriculaandexperientiallearninglabstoaccommodateeachstudentsindividuallearningchallenges.Technol-ogytoolsenhancecommunicationandlearning.Additionalschoolactivitiesincludeyogadramaartmusictherapeutichorsebackridinglife-thinkingskillsandphysicaleducation.Communityactivitiesandvocationalexplorationsareavailableforolderstudents.Inadditiontoitsfull-timeacademicprogramLionheartprovidestutoringandtherapiestostudentsenrolledinotherschools.LionhearthasaprofessionaloutreachprogramthatallowsteacherstherapistsandothersintheeldtolearnaboutLionheartsmethodsthroughpersonalvisitsorgroupworkshopssponsoredbyprofessionalorganizations.Lionheartpartnerswithcommunityandbusinessentitiesforcoordinatedvolunteereffortsthatsupportchildren.AdditionallyLionheartprovidesparentandfamilysupportprogramsafterschoolprogramssummeropportunitiesprofessionaltraininganddevelopmentandservesasasiteforresearchstudies.FamiliesndLionheartthroughprofessionalreferralseducationalconsultantsparentsupportgroupsorinternetsearches.Apsychologistwhospecializesinplacingstu-dentsinappropriateschoolsettingsrecentlysaidofLionheartThewarmnurturing 15CountyLineMay2013encouragingatmospherealongwiththeexpertisetoac-curatelyassesshowtoteachyourstudentsasindividuallearnersANDtheonestopshoppingforthemultipletherapiesthatachildneedsmakesLionheartagoodtIamparticularlyimpressedwiththenumberofopportuni-tiesyourstudentshavetoengageincommunicationitisalsoobviousthattheyhaveopportunitiesfordiversesocialinteractionsacrossmultiplesettings.Thistypeofsupportiveeducationalenvironmentwillmakeacriticaldifferenceintheirlives.TheLionheartSchoolsuniquelearningenvironmentcombinestheareasnestspecialeducationteachersspeechandlanguagetherapistsoccupationaltherapistsandDIRFloortimetherapistswithconcernedandac-tiveparents.WhilemanyschoolsfocusonrotelearningandcomplianceLionheartemphasizesrelationshipsab-stractcriticalthinkingproblemsolvingandsocialcogni-tion.Byfocusingoneachchildsindividualdifferencesandmaintainingthelowestpossiblestaff-to-studentra-tioTheLionheartSchoolcraftsaprogramsuitedtoeachstudentsproleresultinginanurturingandsupportiveenvironmentdirectlyaddressingeachchildsemotionalsocialandintellectualdevelopment.InnovativeprogramsincludenTheLionheartforLifeprogramthatprovidesop-portunitiesforexperientiallearningthathelpstudentsdeveloplife-longskillsimportantforindependentliv-ingandworking.TheLionheartforLifeprogrambeginswithalife-thinkingcurriculumforyoungerstudentsandcontinuesforolderstudentsinexperientiallearn-ingcentersthatincludestheLionheartGardensavocationalorganicgardenandsciencelabcenterandLionheARTisansacottageindustrythatturnsstu-dentartworkintomarketableitems.nArobustassistivetechnologyprogramthatallowsstudentstousecomputersiPadstabletsinteractivewhiteboardsandeducationalandtherapeuticsoftwaretocommunicateandperformchallengingtasks.Lion-heartcontinuestosearchfornewandinnovativestrat-egiesandservesasaworkingsiteforGeorgiaInstituteofTechnologygraduatestudentstodevelopinnovativetechnologytoolsforlearning.nAphilanthropicscholarshipprogramprovidesschol-arshipstoseventyvepercentofourstudents.Lion-heartisaccreditedtoaccepttheGeorgiaSpecialNeedsScholarshipSB-10andtoawardbothGOALScholar-shipsandprivatelyfundedLionheartscholarships.FormoreinformationaboutTheLionheartSchoolpleasevisitthewebsiteatwww.thelionheartschool.comorcallMaryUlichattheschoolat770-772-4555.770-772-97775172McGinnisFerryRd.Alpharetta30005Visitourwebsitewww.jackiesembroidery.comSpecializinginAllofYourPersonalizingNeedsCustomEmbroideryScreenPrintingGiftsforBabyBrideGraduateAnniversaryBirthdayAllSpecialOccasionsMothersDayGiftsPromotionalProductsCorporateApparelGiftsCheerleadingTeamWearShoesAccessoriesLLCPleasecometotheTracySolheimBookSigningEventMay8thfrom3to7pm CountyLineMay2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net16TheplaygroundatCaneyCreekPreserve 17CountyLineMay2013Fosteringsportsmanship.Encouragingwellness.Expandinghorizons.Improvinglives.ItsallinadaysworkforForsythCountyParksandRecreation.Thecountydepartmentstrivestoenhancethequalityoflifeforresidentsallwhileoverseeingandoperatingthecountysnumerousparksrecreationalfacilitiesprogramsandactivities.ForsythCountyisacommunitywell-knownforitsoutstandingparksandrecreationofferings.Withapproximately2400acresintheparkssystemresidentshavetheopportunitytoenjoyeverythingfromorganizedsportsanddiscgolftotranquilgreenspaceanddogparks.Thesys-temtrulyofferssomethingforeverymemberofthefamily.ForsythCountyplacesanemphasisonprovidingourcitizenswithqualityparksCountyCom-missionChairmanR.J.PeteAmossaid.Parksareimportanttoourresidentsandthecountyrecognizesthat.Ithascertainlybecomesomethingforwhichthecountyisknownandsome-thingthataddstotheoutstandingqualityoflifeweenjoyhere.ManagingtheparkssystemandthemanyfacilitieseldsandprogramswhichareapartofitistheForsythCountyParksandRecreationDepartment.TheirmissionistoenhancethequalityoflifeforallcitizensofForsythCountybyprovidingpassiveandactiverecreationaleducationalandculturalprogrammingservicesandtoprovideparksandrecreationalfacilitiesthataresafeaccessibleandaestheticallypleasingtotheentirecommunity.OurfocusisonwhatwecandotoservethecitizensbestandaddtotheirqualityoflifeDi-rectorofParksandRecreationJerryKinseysaid.Everythingwedoasadepartmentisaboutservingourresidentswell.Thatisourgoal.Thecountyscommitmenttoparksandrecreationisalong-standingoneandthecountysparkssystemhasgrownsteadilyovertheyears.In2008ForsythCountyvotersapproveda100mil-lionParksRecreationandGreenSpaceBondtofundrecreationalareasprogramsandfacilities.BondfundinghasallowedfortheacquisitionoflandforgreenspaceandforfuturenewparksimprovementstoexistingparksandthenewFowlerParkwhichopenedin2011.byJodiB.GardnerphotographybyJudyLeJeuneFORSYTHCOUNTYParksandRecreation CountyLineMay2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net18IbelievethatoneofthereasonswehavesuchagreatparkssystemhereinForsythCountyisthecommunitysupportKinseysaid.TheinvolvementandsupportofourresidentstheBoardofCommissionersParksandRecreationBoardForsythCountyParksFoundationboosterclubsandsomanyothershelpstomaketheparkssystemwhatitis.Andontopofthatwehaveadedicatedstaffwhotakeatremendousamountofprideinwhattheydo.Top-NotchFacilitiesInForsythCountytherearelotsofparksforresidentstoenjoy.For-sythCountyhas22parksandrecreationfacilitiesplusthreerecre-ationcenters.Thecountyswiderangeofparksandrecreationalfacili-tiesincludemulti-purposeathleticseldstenniscourtsplaygroundscampinglakeandriveraccesstrailsrunningtracksdogparksin-doorgymsandaskatepark.ThecountyalsohasthreerecreationcenterslocatedatCentralFowlerandOldAtlantaparks.Eachofthecentersincludesanindoorwalkingtrackbasketballgymnasiumsandcardioweightrooms.Residentscantakeadvantageofreason-ablypricedmembershipsthataregoodforuseatthecardioweightroomsatallthreerecreationcenters.Fornatureenthusiaststhereisnoshortageofoptionsforoutdooradventure.ThecountysParksandRecreationsystemoffersapproxi-mately36milesoftrailsincludingtheBigCreekGreenwaymulti-usetrailwalkingpathsandmountainbiketrails.SawneeMountainPre-serveisapopulardestinationwhereresidentscanhiketrytheirhandattreeclimbingorenrollinanatureprogram.Andthecountysgreenspacesaregrowing.In2012alonethecountyopenedfournewgreenspacepassiveuseparkstotalingapproximately282acres.ThenewCaneyCreekPreserveChattahoocheePointeHawCreekParkandOldAtlantaParkprovidetheperfectplaceforareectivenaturewalkorfamilypicnic.AcanoelaunchandthecountysrstspraypadarealsoamongtheofferingsatthenewparkswhichweremadepossiblebyacombinationoftheParksRecreationandGreenSpaceBondapprovedbyForsythCountyvotersin2008SpecialPurposeLocalOptionSalesTaxSPLOSTandImpactFees.QualityProgramsFromathleticsandsummercampstoartclassesandmartialartsthecountyoffersawideva-rietyofprogramming.Year-roundresidentswillndanextensiveofferingofactivitiesforbothchildrenandadults.Athleticleaguesareaprimarycomponentofthecountysofferings.AthleticsarereallytheheartoftheparkssystemKinseysaid.Weofferbaseballsoftballsoc-cerfootballlacrossetennisandmore.Inadditiontoleaguesinstructionalcampsandtourna-mentsarealsoregularxturesinthecounty.Beyondsportsresidentscanpartakeinanextensivearrayofactivitiessuchasnaturepro-gramsartclassesgymnasticsdanceinstructionandmore.WestrivetoofferactivitiesandprogramsthatarerelevantinnovativeandofvaluetoourcitizensRecreationDivisionManagerJimBrennansaid.Wearecontinuallyevaluatingourprogrammingandevolvingwhatisofferedtomeettheinterestsofthecommunity.SpringandsummerareespeciallybusytimesforParksandRecreation.Inadditiontoathleticleaguesthedepartmenthostsanumberofspecialtycamps.ChildrencanmasternewmovesinThespraypadatOldAtlantaParkThecardioweightroomatOldAtlantaRecreationCenter 19CountyLineMay2013dancecampsperfecttheirtumblingingymnasticcampsexploretheoutdoorsinnaturecampsorlearnsomenewtricksatskateboardingcamp.AmongtheuniquecampofferingsisSafetyTownweek-longcampsofferedeachsummertoinstructchildrenages4to6aboutdifferentaspectsofsafety.Thefun-lledve-dayprogramisdesignedtoteachchildrenaboutsafetyawarenessandpreventivesafetymeasures.Topicscoveredincluderesafetyplaygroundsafetypoisonsafetystrangerdangerbussafetyandmore.Childrenalsolearntrafcsafetywhiledrivingkidcartsthroughachild-sizeSafetyTownVillage.SafetyTowncontinuestobeoneofourmostpopularprogramsRecreationProgramSupervi-sorLauraPatesaid.Wepartnerwithpublicsafetyagenciesandothercommunityvolunteerstomakethisprogramsuccessful.Fitnessprogramsarealsoapopularoffering.WeoffercardioclassesPilatesspinyogaZumbaandmoreaspartofourFitClassPasssys-temPatesaid.TheFitClassPassoffersunlimitedvisitstothetnessclassesandisavailablein3month6monthand1yearoptions.Thisisarelativelynewofferingandpeoplehavereallyseemedtoenjoytheexibilityitprovides.CommunityInvolvementThedepartmentisactivelyinvolvedwithorganizationsincludingtheCumming-ForsythCountyMiracleLeaguetheSpecialOlympicsandtheForsythCountySchoolSystem.Infactthede-partmentrecentlyreceivedtheSpecialOlympicsGeorgiaTrainingforLifeAwardinrecognitionofitsongoinginvolvementwithandsupportofSpecialOlympics.SpecialOlympicsForsythnomi-natedtheParksandRecreationDepartmentfortheawardnotingthesupportfacilitiesandstaffmadeavailabletoSpecialOlympicsovertheyears.TheForsythCountyParksandRecreationDepartmentprovidesSpecialOlympicsForsythwithfacilitiesforitsannuallocalgameswhichservemorethan350athletes.DepartmentstaffmembersleadeventsandsupportvolunteersatthegamesandalsosupporttheannualSpecialOlympicsBattleoftheBatsSoftballInvitational.WecannotsayenoughaboutourParksandRecreationSusanDarlingtonlocalcoordinatorforSpecialOlympicsForsythCountysaid.Theyhaveproventimeandagainthattheyarecom-mittedtosupportingSpecialOlympicsForsythandstrivetoincludemanyofourathletesintheireverydayactivities.ThecountysCoalMountainParkisthehomeoftheMiracleLeagueeldaspecially-designedeldthatoffersadaptedprogramsforphysicallyandmentallychallengedchildrengivingthemtheopportunitytoplaybaseball.IftheseprogramsandofferingscantouchonepersonslifeandenrichthemthenwehaveachievedourgoalsaidKinsey.AttheendofthedayitsreallyaboutmakingForsythCountyagreatplacetoliveforourresidents.AndIamproudtosaythatwhatweofferthroughtheParksandRecreationDepartmentisapartofthat.OurfocusisonwhatwecandotoservethecitizensbestandaddtotheirqualityoflifeDirectorofParksandRecreationJerryKinseysaid.Everythingwedoasadepartmentisaboutservingourresidentswell.Thatisourgoal. CountyLineMay2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net20In2009PrincipalDr.GaryDavisonproudlyopenedLambertHighSchool.BeginningwithasmallerstaffandstudentbodyitiscurrentlyabustlingForsythCountyhighschoolhometo2600studentsandcounting.Thehallsarelledwithim-mensethrongsofteenagershurryingtoandfromclass.Giventheever-growingnumberofstudentsstaffandfacultyandDr.Davisonsdesiretoestab-lishadirectlineofcommunicationbetweenhimselfandthestudentsofLambertHighSchoolthene-cessityofaddressingissuesinatimelymannerwastheimpetusforestablishingthePrincipalsAdvisoryCommitteePAC.ThePrincipalsAdvisoryCommitteewasformedatthebeginningofthe2012-2013schoolyeartoopenuplinesofcommunicationbetweentheLambertstu-dentbodyandtheprincipalDr.Davison.Itiscom-posedofstudentrepresentativeswhorangefromeverygrade9-12Dr.DavisonDrewFerrerAth-leticDirectorandTomBassStudentSupport.Atpresenttherearetwenty-vestudentmemberswhorepresentavarietyofclubsandintereststhatareavailableatLambertHighSchool.Howeverthisisnotawalk-oncommittee.StudentsarenominatedbyteacherslookingforstudentswhoareinterestedanddevotedtoimprovingLambertHighSchoolasawhole.Potentialmembersoncenominatedareaskediftheywouldbeinterestedintheprogramandiftheyareabletoattendthebi-monthlymeetings.TherearesomedenitivemotivesconcerningthepurposeanddevelopmentofthePrincipalsAdvisoryCommittee.TherstbeingDr.Davisonswillingnesstolistenandalwaysbeopentosuggestionsfromthestudentbody.Iamalwaysseekingadviceandfeedbackfromstudentsonavarietyoftopics.Thisgivesmeadirectlineoffeedback.Dr.Davisonstat-ed.Especiallybenecialthestudentshavetheop-portunitytodirectlyexperiencetheworkandeffortbehindmakingLambertaproductiveschool.Finallystudentsreceiveagoldenopportunitytohaveasayinvariousleadershipdecisionswhichinturncanbuildtheircharacterforthebetterandhelpthemacquireleadershipskillsandexperience.TheprimarygoalofthePrincipalsAdvisoryCom-mitteeistoprovidethestaffandfacultymemberswithfutureideasandproposalsforLambertortoadviseoncurrentissuesorconcerns.NewideasarebyMadelineLaguaiteStudentsGuidingLambertintotheFuturePublishersNoteMadelineLaguaiteisafreshmanatLambertHighSchool.PrincipalsAdvisoryCommitteeDrewFerrerDr.GaryDavisonTomBass 21CountyLineMay2013reviewedbymembersorofferedtotheadministra-tionandfeedbackisprovidedgoodorbad.Theseideasrangefromtheoutlookoftheschooltoad-ministeringrecentschoolpolicies.Icontinuetohopestudentsknowthatdecisionsaremadewiththeirbestinterestinmind.IloveourkidsandwanttheverybestforthemeachdayexplainsDr.Da-vison.OneofthegreatthingsaboutthePrincipalsAd-visoryCommitteeisthefactthatitisinevery-bodysbestinterest.Teacherscanhaveasecondopiniononnewprojectsorideastheadministra-tionreceivesvaluablefeedbackandthestudentsviewpointsandorissuesareheardastheyarethelargeststakeholdersoftheschool.TheideaswediscusswithDr.DavisonMr.FerrerandMr.Bassrangefromchangingtheaestheticsoftheschooltomakeitmoreappealingandimplementingnewschoolpoliciesandeventswecouldperforminor-dertohelpLambertHighSchoollookandfeellikeaprestigiousandwelcomingschooltovisitorsfac-ultyfuturestudentsandcurrentstudentssaidacurrentPACmemberseniorPradeepDevarapalli.ThefocusofthebenetsmayseemcenteredonthestaffandfacultyhoweverintheenditallcomesbacktothestudentsofLambertHighSchool.Ulti-matelytheyaretheupcominggenerationthatwillleadournationsuccessfullyintothefuture.ThePrincipalsAdvisoryCommitteehelpstobettered-ucatenotjustmembersofthePACbuttheentirestudentbody.Becauseofthetopicsmembersarediscussingandtheproblemstheyworktoover-comeallthestudentsareabletofunctiontothebestoftheirabilityandhavelesstostressabout.AlthoughthePrincipalsAdvisoryCommitteeisstillarathernewadditiontoLambertHighSchoolthecommitteehasalreadybeenbusyatworkthisyear.Manyprogramsandeventsarebeingconsid-eredanddevelopedsuchasaStudentAmbas-sadorprogramstudentrecognitionideaswaystosustainthecultureforstudentsandideasforbeauticationoftheLambertcampus.Theoverallinuenceoftheorganizationisincrediblestudentsarenowabletovoicetheirideastoschooladmin-istrators.PradeepDevarapalliaddsIbelievethiscommitteeisanexcellentideabecauseweassistthefacultyinmakingdecisionsthathaveagreatimpactonthestudents.Whoelsecanbetteras-sistthemthanagroupofwell-roundedstudentsthatarerepresentativesoftheentirepopulationofLambertNOWBLOOMING1987GibbsDriveBallGroundGA30107770-893-1880www.gibbsgardens.comGibbsGardensnowbookingweddings...Venuescateringstartingunder5000Pictureyourweddinginthemostspectaculargardenimaginable...thenimaginemorea300-acrecountryestatewith220acresoartisticallylandscapedgardensmaturewoodlandsstreamswaterallspondsandbridgecrossings.Anunorgettablesettingoryouronce-in-alietimeday.Savethedatenow...orthedayoyourdreams.GibbsGardensspringheadquartersfordogwoodazaleaanddaffodilsSpringstartsatspectacularGibbsGardenssetintheoothillsotheNorthGeorgiaMountainslessthan40minutesnorthoAtlanta.ThousandsomaturenativedogwoodsandmillionsodaodilswillbloomthroughthersttwotothreeweeksoApril.Morethan1000azaleasKurumeIndicaSatsukinativeazaleasandmanyothersstartbloominginAprilandcontinuethroughsummerintoall.Hundredsocherrytreesarenowblooming.YouhaventexperiencedspringuntilyouvevisitedGibbsGardens.Strollthrough300acresogentlehillsidescoveredwithmaturetreespristinestreamswaterallsandnaturalspringsthatfowseamlesslyaround220acresoartisticallydesignedgardens.Sixteengardenvenuescreateamazingfoweringscenesthatchangeeverytwotothreeweeks.SpringatGibbsGardensanunorgettableexperience. CountyLineMay2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net22Wheneighth-graderKillianBarksbreaksintotheopeninglyricsofHotChelleRaespartyanthemTonightTonightitsimmediatelyobviousthatthisisntyourusualmiddleschoolchorusconcert.WhentherestofthePremiersPineyGroveMiddleSchoolsshowchoirenterthestagegirlsdeckedoutinglitterydressesboysinblackandgoldyouknowyoureinforauniqueperformance.Showchoirsarerelativelynewintheworldofchoralmusicgettingtheirstartabout60yearsago.Theirperformancesdifferfromthoseoftraditionalconcertchoralgroupsbyin-corporatingchoreographycontemporarymusiccostumesandstagingelements.PineyGrovesgroupbeganasanall-girlsextra-curricularchoirinthespringof2008.Intheyearssinceinterestamongstudentshasgrownandthegroupexpandedtoincludeboysin2012.ConnorBuehleraneighthgradememberexplainsLastschoolyearafewofusperformedwiththegirlschoirononesongandthatgotusinterestedinbeingpartoftheshowchoir.Imen-joyingthechancetoperformyear-roundandwerepavingthewayforyoungerboyscomingup.Theadditionofboysprovidesgreaterdepthtothegroupsvocalsaswellasallowingforpartnerdancesstuntsandlifts.AccordingtomusicdirectorAmandaSteinbergTheresgreatenthusi-asmforPremiers.Morestudentstryouteachyear.Theau-ditionprocessincludesanindividualvocalauditionagroupdanceperformanceandanessayinwhichstudentssharewhytheywanttobepartoftheshowchoir.Membershipisselectivewithonlyabout25ofthe150studentswhoauditionbeingchosen.Premiersistheonlyschool-basedshowchoirinForsythCountythoughAmandahopesthattheconceptgrows.IgrewupintheMidwestandshowchoirishugethere.Ipar-ticipatedinshowchoirsbeginningin4thgradethroughhighschool.IwouldreallylovetoseeitbecomeabiggerentityintheSouth.Imdoingmyparttogettheballrolling.ThestudentsinPremierscommitasignicantamountoftimetothechoirrehearsingafterschooltwotothreedaysaweekfromSeptemberthroughMay.Theyalsoattendweekendchoreographycampswheretheylearndancemoves.Amandachoreographstheperformancesenlist-ingthehelpofafewstudentswhohavedancetraining.ThroughouttheyearPremiersholdconcertsatthemiddleschoolandsingoutsideofschoolaswell.Theyperformedtheir2012holidayshowattheNorthsideHospitalForsythChristmastreelightingeventfortheForsythCountyBoardofEducationandatBarnesNoble.Theperformancesareadrawforstudents.Seventh-graderMadiBrocksaysPre-mierswasanexcitingopportunitytotrysomethingnew.IlovesinginganddancinganddoingtwothingsIloveatthesametimeisagreatexperience.JohnaMassaquoiagreesIvegainedsomuchself-condenceinPremiers.ItsanopportunitytobeheardindividuallyanditssomuchfunThegroupalsocompetesintheSouthernStarMusicFes-tivalwheretheyhaveearnedGoldAwardsthehighestlevelofachievementeachyear.Judgesevaluateshowchoirsonoverallvocalsoundchoreographyandstagingcostumesfacialexpressionandconnectionwiththeaudi-ence.InMarchPremierscompetedintheGeorgiaVocalInvitationaltakingsecondplaceandbeingedgedoutofrstbyjusttwopoints.PremierswillperformforthenaltimethisschoolyearatPineyGrovesSpringSpectacularashowfeaturingchoirsmallgroupandsolovocalsinstrumentalanddanceper-formances.byKathleenKraynickSingingaDifferentTune 23CountyLineMay2013RevitalizeRejuvenateReplenish1400NorthsideForsythDr.Suite240CummingGA30041770292-3045www.naenta.comYoucanachieveanewyoubychoosingfromproceduresrangingfromBOTOXorCosmeticFillerstoRhinoplastyachievingarenewedandverynaturalappearance.NAENTisoneofthemosttrustedpracticesinAtlantawithmorethan18yearsofexperience.AestheticsFacialPlasticSurgeryServicesCallforanappointmentandjumpstartthenewyoutoday.Achievethebestpossibleyou.BOTOXCosmeticFillersJuvedermrestylaneRhinoplastyOtoplastyScarrevisionSplitearloberepairDr.JoelHoffmanDENTALMUCCIOLIComprehensiveDentalServicesforAdultsofAllAgesandChildrenIfyouarelookingforaJohnsCreekdentistyoucantrusttoprovidedentalcareforyourentirefamilypleasecallMuccioliDentaltodayWeoerstate-o-the-artpremiumqualitydentistrywithawarmrelaxingeel.Ourofceeaturesawarmandinvit-ingdcortoenhancethepatientexperienceandadvanceddentaltechnologytoimprovepatientcare.CLEANINGSANDEXAMSFULLMOUTHREHABILITATIONCOSMETICDENTISTRYIMPLANTSPROSTHODONTICS678-389-99556300HospitalParkwaySuite275JohnsCreekConvenientlylocatedacrossfromEmoryJohnsCreekHospitalwww.MDentalSmiles.comDr.RandyMuccioliProsthodontistDr.LydiaMuccioliGeneralDentistGENERALANDSPECIALTYDENTISTRY CountyLineMay2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net24WithsquealsofjoyandinfectiouslaughterthestudentsofBrookwoodElementarySchoolrunalongthefenceseparatingtheschoolsplaygroundandaretentionpondwithsheerdelight.Howeveritisnottheplaygroundequipmentthathasthemex-cited.Insteaditistheschoolsnewestacquisitionthegreenmowers.ThoseoutsideoftheBrookwoodcommunityandForsythCountySchoolsmightnotunderstand.Thegreenmowersaretheschoolsystemsgoatswhichgrazeongrassprovidingaserviceandsavingtaxpayersmoneywhilebeingecologicallyfriendly.TheideatousegoatscamefromtheU.S.ArmyCorpofEngineersatLakeLanierwhichhasahard-to-mowareanearthepowerhouseatthedam.Steepanddangerousemployeeshadtomowtheareawithweed-eatersrequiringmanymanhours.Oneofthemeninvolvedinhelp-ingtheU.S.ArmyCorpofEngineerssolvethisproblembackinthe1980swasBillMcKnight.Fastforwardto2012BillisnowtheFacilitiesDirectorofForsythCountySchoolsandfacinganovergrownretentionpondbetweenSouthForsythHighSchoolandtheForsythCountySheriffsOfceSouthPrecinct.IrememberedthegoatprojectwiththeArmyCorpofEngineersatLakeLanierandthetreacherousconditionsaroundthepowerhouseBillsaid.Andgoatsweretheanswer.BillconsultedtheUniversityofGeorgiaregardingusinggoatsandproperlycaringforthem.Theconsultantvisitedtheretentionpondandrecommendedthatthegoatshaveasheltersotheycouldhaveaplacetogoduringsevereweather.Thefacilitiesworkersfashionedahouseforthegoatsoutofsectionsoffencing.Oncethehousewasconstructedthecountypurchasedthreemalegoatstoclearthearea.Twoadditionalmalegoatsonloanfromacountyem-ployeejoinedthem.Thegoatswerebroughttotheretentionpondlastfall.UGAsconsultantestimateditwouldtakethegoats18monthstoclearthearea.Thegoatsselectedtheplantthattheylikedbestcircledthepondandconsumedallofthoseplants.Aftertheyweregonetheyselectedanotherplantandstartedtheprocessagain.Theover-produc-tivegoatswereoutofvegetationinameresixmonthsanditwastimetondanewplaceforthemtograze.InForsythCountythereare36schoolsandmanyhaveretentionpondsthatperiodicallyrequirecuttingsothereisnoshortageofvegetationthatneedstoberemoved.BrookwoodElementarySchoolsPrincipalKathieBraswellheardaboutthegoatsandrequestedthattheycometoherschool.KathieexplainsIwantedthegoatssoIcalledtoseewhenwecouldgetthem.Iseethemasagreatteachingopportunityandthechildrenjustlovethem.TheyhavebecomepetsreallyBillcomments.Heandhiswifeevencheckonthegoatsonweekends.WhenaskedwhetherornothehasnamedthemhequicklyrespondsNo.ThenaddswithachuckleButIunderstandthatsomeoftheguysattheshopnamedtheolduglyoneafterme.Iseethemasagreatteachingopportunityandthechildrenjustlovethem.PrincipalKathieBraswellTextandphotographybyTammyHardenGalloway 25CountyLineMay2013 CountyLineMay2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net26PaparazziLIBBYSEGERELLAGREGGKATIESEGERMILESGREGGALTHEAFOSTERALINEJORDANCOOPERMICHELLESEGERC.J.DENISSEPIERCELYNNGINSBURGJACKIEPIERCEDEBBIESHEFTELCATHYPOTEETANITAPATILVICTORIALAGUAITELINDAJACKSONDANIELLEHOSIERKIMDRISCOLLKATIEKUBIAK 27CountyLineMay2013Spectacular.Breathtaking.Unforgettable.Thesearethewordsrst-timevisitorsusetode-scribeGibbsGardenstheworld-classdestinationgardensetintherollingwoodlandsofnortheastCherokeeCounty.GibbsGardensencompasses300acresofgentlehillsidescoveredwithmaturetrees22pondspristinestreamswa-terfallsandcountlessnaturalspringsthatowseamlesslyaround220acresofartisticallydesignedgardens.FootballlegendandgardeningauthorVinceDooleyoncede-scribedJimGibbsmagnicentgardensasGeorgiashiddenjewel.DooleybelievedJimGibbscreationwithitsbrilliantmeldingoflandscapeartistryandnaturalbeautywasthebesthiddensecretinGeorgiatheSoutheastandbeyond.ThesecretisoutthankstoJimGibbsopeninghisestatetothepublicinMarch2012.NowthousandsofvisitorswhocometoGibbsGardenseveryweekraveaboutitsspectacu-larbeautybreathtakinglandscapedesignandunforgettablefeaturegardens.Andtheexpertsagree.GibbsGardensisamasterpiecethatwillmatureintooneofthenationsgreatgardenssaidMichaelDirrretiredUGAprofessorandauthorrecognizedasoneofthenationslead-inghorticultureexperts.HorticultureHavenAtlantaJour-nalConstitutionMarch172012.GibbsGardensisalandscapethatundoubtedlywillbeconsideredoneofourregionsmosttreasuredlandmarksSouthernLivingeditorW.LindsayBiermanproclaimed.February2012.SixteenGardenVenuesGibbsGardensvisitorsstrollalongmeanderingtree-shadedpathsthrough16superbgardenvenuesthatofferauniqueblendofgardenexperiences.Azalearhododendronhy-drangeasrosecrapemyrtledaylilyandwildowergar-denspresentanever-changingtableauofcolorfragranceandtexture.AllvisitorsarecaptivatedbyGibbsGardensfourdramaticallydifferentfeaturegardensTheManorHouseGardensofferspectacularchangesofcol-oreveryseason.LocatedonthehighestridgeinnortheastCherokeeCountythesegardensfeaturesevenoweringterracesowingseamlesslydown150feetofelevationtotheValleyGardens.TheWaterlilyGardensfeature140varietiesofuniqueliliesinoneofthelargestnaturaldisplaysofwaterliliesinthenation.FivepondsreectthebeautyofhardyandtropicalWaterlilybloomsfromMaythroughNovember.TheJapaneseGardenscoveringmorethan40acreswithsevenspring-fedpondsislandsbridgesmassivebouldersandrocksarethelargestinthenation.EntertheHillandPondStrollGardenTsukiyamathroughtheToriiGateandstrollalonggentlepathspastpagodasand40handcraftedJapaneselanterns.TheDaffodilGardensbeginGibbsGardensSeasonsofColorwiththe50-acredaffodildisplayofanestimated16-20mil-lionblossomsin60varietiesincolorsrangingfromyellowssaffrongoldorangeblushpinkscreamywhitesandwhite.DontmissMusicintheGardensplannedforMothersDayonMay11and12andMemorialDayonMay26and27.Forinformationgotohttpgibbsgardens.comcalendar_may2013.php.LessthananhoursdrivefromAtlantaGibbsGardensiscon-venientlylocatedat1987GibbsDriveBallGroundGeorgia30107innorthCherokeeCountybetweenInterstate575onthewestandSR400ontheeast.Formoreinforma-tionticketpriceshoursofoperationsanddirectionsgotowww.gibbsgardens.comorcall770-893-1880.GibbsGardensWorld-classdestinationnamedoneofourregionsmosttreasuredlandmarks.TheManorHouseGardensduringMayandJune.TheManorHousefromthepoolarea.OneofthemanyWaterlilyGardensponds. CountyLineMay2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net28OverthepasttwoyearsEmoryJohnsCreekHospitalhasimplementedapatient-andfam-ily-centeredprogramthatbringsthewholemedicalcareteamtogetheratthepatientsbedside.TheStructuredInterdisciplinaryBedsideRoundsprogramorSIBRpronouncedcyberhasgrownthroughtheleadershipofHospitalMedicinephysicianJasonSteinaspartofEmoryHealthcaresCareTrans-formationinitiative.Sinceadoptingtheprogramthehospitalhasimprovedcommunicationbothbetweenthemedicalstaffandpatientsandtheirfamiliesandamongdoctorsnursesandothermembersofthecareteam.MoreimportantSIBRhasshortenedhos-pitalstaysandimprovedoverallpatientsatisfaction.SIBRisaresourcefulwayofapproachingpatientcarethatputsthepatientandfamilyfrontandcenter.Whileitseemsobviousthatthepatientshouldtakepartinthediscussionabouthisorhercareandthatfamilymemberswhowillcareforthemaftertheyaredischargedshouldbeincludedthatdoesnthappeninaformalizedwayinmosthospitals.Themostim-portantpiecesofthecarepuzzleoftenareleftout.BeforeSIBRdifferentmembersofthepatientscareteamwouldvisitthepatientatdifferenttimesdur-ingthedayoftenwhenfamilymemberswerenotpresentsaysDr.AdedapoOdetoyinboEmoryJohnsCreekHospitalsChiefMedicalOfcer.WithSIBRthemedicalteamandthepatientsfamilyarealltheretodiscusseverythingrelatedtothepatientscon-ditiontolistentothepatientandtoaddresstheirconcerns.InthepastDr.Odetoyinbosaysdoctorsoftendiscussedpatientscasesinaconferenceroomdownthehallfromthepatient.Nowthatconversa-tionisbeingbroughtintothehospitalroomtothepatientsbedsideatasettimeeachmorning.Thisallowsthepatientandfamilytoaskquestionsandtakepartinthecarediscussion.HospitalistDr.ElizabethDesaysSIBRhelpstofacili-tatedialoguebetweenthekeyplayersontheteam.Notonlydoesthepatientgettoasktheirquestionstheyrehearingthesameinformationthatwerehear-ingfromeachother.AfterSIBRpatientsfeelmuchmoreinvolvedintheplanofcareforthedayshesays.TheyregettingaccurateinformationbecauseEMORYJOHNSCREEKHOSPITALCOMBINESGOODOLD-FASHIONEDSERVICEWITHINNOVATIVEPATIENTCARE 29CountyLineMay2013itscomingfromtherightperson.Forexampletheycanaskapharmacistquestionsabouttheirmedicineoraregistereddietitiannutrition-relatedquestions.Thegoalistogetthepatienthealthyenoughtogohomeandoncehomethepatientandfamilyneedtoknowhowtocontinuetreatmentsotheydonthavetocomeback.WhenhermotherwasintheICUVenessaMaxwellappreciatedhavingtheopportunitytotalkwithev-eryoneonthecareteam.TheteamispatientwithusandhasbeenwillingtoanswerourmanyquestionsMaxwellsaid.Welookforwardtotheroundsinthemorningbecauseweknowthatimportantinformationwillbesharedwiththeteamandfamily.DuringSIBRthephysicianandbedsidenurseareal-wayspresent.Othermembersofthecareteammayvarydependingonthepatientsneedsandmayin-cludethechargenurseapharmacistoraregistereddietitian.Asocialworkerorcasemanageroftenjoinstheteamtohelppreparethepatientandfamilyforthetransitiontowarddischarge.Thechargenurseservesasleaderandkeepseveryoneonschedule.WerethefacilitatorsfortheSIBRroundssaysMe-liahKirkRN.Wemakesuretheteamstaysontrackwhilecoveringeverythingthatneedstobecoveredtoensurethepatientshealthandsafety.Oneofthethingswetalkaboutisthegoaloftheday.Thatsthepatientspersonalgoalsomethingtheywanttodotomakethemfeelliketheyregettingreadytogetdischargedshesays.Itmaybeassimpleasget-tingupthatday.ItmakesfamiliesmorecomfortablewhentheyrealizewerealltalkingtoeachotherandthinkingveryproactivelywhentakingcareoftheirfamilymembersaysKirk.Wehavealotofolderpatientsandtheirfamiliesareabigpartoftheircaredecisions.Everyoneneedstoknowwhattoexpectnext.Dr.HasanShabbirEmoryJohnsCreekHospitalChiefQualityOfcersaysSIBRhassignicantlyimprovedcommunicationbothwiththepatientandfamilyandamongthestaff.Weveseennursesandothercareteammemberssuchasrespiratorytherapistsandpharmacistsbecomemoreengagedwiththeto-talplanforthepatient.TheliteratureshowsusthatimprovingcommunicationimprovesoutcomesDr.Shabbirsays.Italsoenhancesthepatientexperi-ence.Oftentimesinthepre-SIBRerapatientsandfamilieswereleftwaitingandwonderingwhatsgoingtohappen.SIBRroundsdecreasethatsenseofhelp-lessnessthatapatientcanfeelinthehospital.SIBRprovidesabuilt-inchecklistthatstypicallyenunci-atedinrealtimeinfrontofthecareteamandpatientandfamilyregardingsomekeysafetyitemssaysDr.Shabbir.Thismaybetheremovalofunnecessarycatheterstoavoidinfectionpreventingbloodclotsmonitoringbloodsugaranynumberofthingsthatmakeasignicantdifferenceinapatientshealthandrecoverybutcanbemissed.BymonitoringthesequalitymetricsasateamonaregularbasisSIBRresultsinbetterpatientoutcomesandshorterhos-pitalstays.InputfromthepatientsfamilyduringSIBRalsomakesabigdifferenceinthequalityofcare.Iper-sonallywashumbledbythenumberoftimesthefam-ilyandpatientwillcorrectyouwhenyourewrongsaysDr.Odetoyinbo.Forexamplewhenanolderpersonisconfusedwemayassumetheyhavede-mentia.Thefamilymembersknowthispersondoesnothavedementia.HavingthefamilymembertellmethatwhatImseeingisneworoldmakesalotofdifferencetopatientsafety.Imnolongerworkingonassumptions.Havingeveryoneinthesameroomhearingthesameinformationleavesalotlessroomforerror.WhenthephysiciannursepatientfamilyandalliedhealthprofessionalshaveaconsistenttimeandplacetocrosscheckperspectiveswebecomemuchmorereliableandaccountableasateamsaysDr.Stein.Decisionsthatdirectlyaffectpatientoutcomescanbemadeinrealtimeandenteredinthepatientsmedicalrecord.ThisremarkablycollaborativeeffortischangingthewayweworkasateamandthewaywecommunicatewitheachothersaysMarilynMargolisMNRNNEA-BCChiefNursingOfcer.Andreallycommunicationiswhatpositivelyshapesthepatientexperience.SIBRalsohelpspreparethepatientandfamilyforthemostimportantstepinrecoverytheirdischarge.PatientsareattheirmostvulnerablewhentheyrstleavethehospitalsaysMargolis.Theamountofin-formationtheycantakeinwhentheyredischargedisvariablesoweliketohavetwosetsofearsandweliketomakesureeverythingiscrystalclearbeforetheygohome.EmoryJohnsCreekHospitalsgoalistomakesurethatthepatientandfamilyreceiveallthecareonlytheyneed.WhatwevedevelopedisahospitalcaremodelthatwewouldwantforourselvesorourownfamilysaysDr.Stein.SIBRiscareasitshouldbe. CountyLineMay2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net30HealthygumsareimportantforbothgeneralgoodhealthandtohaveabeautifulsmileFrommildtoseverediseasedgumsaffectnotonlythegumareabutbecausethegumssupporttheteethhavinghealthygumsisacriticalfactorinhavinghealthyteeth.Aperiodontistisadentistwhospecial-izesinthepreventiondiagnosisandtreatmentofdis-easesofthegumsanddentalimplants.PeriodontistsspendthreeyearsaftergraduatingfromDentalschoolreceivingextensivetraininginthelatesttechniquesfordiagnosingandtreatingperiodontaldiseaseandlearn-ingtoperformcosmeticperiodontalprocedures.PeriodontistDr.JohnLeespecializesintreatingallgumdiseasescosmeticgumissuessuchasgumrecessionexcessgumtissueoragummysmileanddentalim-plants.HereceivedhisBachelorofScienceinBiologyfromBostonCollegewherehealsominoredinEth-ics.HeearnedhisDentaldegreefromTuftsUniversitySchoolofDentalMedicineandwentontoreceivehisperiodontalandimplanttrainingfromMedicalCollegeofVirginia.DuringhisresidencyDr.Leereceivedtrain-ingincosmeticperiodontalproceduresconventionalperiodontaltreatmentsinusaugmentationadvancedbonegraftinganddentalimplants.Thewarningsignsofperiodontaldiseasearegumsthatbleedeasilyorareredswollenortendergumsthathavepulledawayfromtheteethpusbetweentheteethandgumswhenthegumsarepressedpersistentbadbreathorbadtasteandpermanentteeththatarelooseseparatingorchangingposition.Approximatelyoneineverytwopeoplehasperiodontaldisease.Startingoffasplaquethateventuallyhardensandformstartarthesedepositsharborbacteriawhichinfectthegums.InearlystagesthisiscalledGingi-vitisthatifleftuntreatedprogressestoPeriodonti-tis.Periodontaldiseasescanbecomesevereandmayeventuallyleadtotoothloss.Thegoodnewsisthatperiodontaldiseaseintheearlystagescanbetreatedbyaconventionalprocedureknownasscalingandrootplaning.Dr.Leeperformsperiodontalproceduresfromscalingandrootplaningtoproceduresandtreatmentplansformoreadvancedperiodontaldiseases.OnetreatmentperformedbyDr.LeeisLANAPProtocolanon-surgicalminimallyinvasiveprocedurethatisanamazingbreakthroughinperiodontaltreatmentandagreatimprovementoverstandardgumsurgery.Dentalimplantsareanexcellenttreatmentoptionforreplacingmissingteeth.Implantsareactuallyare-placementfortherootorrootsofatooth.Theyarese-curedinthejawboneandarenotvisiblemerelyusedtosecureacrownthatismadetomatchthepatientsnaturalteeth.Implantsusuallylastalifetimeandpro-videmanybenetsincludingimprovedappearanceandcomfort.ConsultationsforimplantsduringwhichDr.Leewillexplaintheoptionsbenetsandproce-durearecomplimentary.OurmissionistobuildarelationshipwithourpatientsthatisbasedontrustcommitmentandexcellencesaidDr.Lee.HeandtheofcestaffatSuwaneePeri-odonticsDentalImplantsstrivetoprovidetheirpa-tientswiththeverybestcareduringtheirtreatmentandareavailabletoanswerpatientsquestionsandprovidethemwithinformationabouttheirprocedure.Dr.LeeisamemberoftheAcademyofPeriodontologytheAmericanDentalAssociationtheSouthernAcad-emyofPeriodontologyandtheInternationalCollegeofOralImplantology.HeandhiswifeKathyhavethreechildrenSophiaIsabellaandTyler.SuwaneePeriodonticsDentalImplantsStrivingforExcellenceinPatientCareSuwaneePeriodonticsDentalImplantsislocatedat3921JohnsCreekCourtSuiteA.Toscheduleanappointmentorformoreinformationcall770-670-7850orvisitwww.leedentalimplants.com.Dr.JohnLee 31CountyLineMay2013DoItYourselfWeDeliverNowistheTimetoFillinThinWashedOutorWornAreasinYourLawnWesellBermudaZoysiasodbythepieceorthepallet.WehaveShade-TolerantBermudaSodHrdwoodMulchColoredMulchBouldersTopSoilRiverSndPeGrvelEggRockPineStrwSteppingStonesCut-StoneStepsFlgstoneRiverRockCrossTiesSmallorLargeWeHaveWhatYouNeedtoConquerYourYard770-844-19371732PechtreePrkwwww.gls.usMond-Frid7m-4pmSturd8m-2pmWeveopeneda2ndloctiont1128HrmonChurchRd.inDwsonvilleBROWNMULCHRIVERROCKBERMUDaZOySIaSODREDMULCH770.886.0402ServingForsythFultonCountiessince1991LocallyOwnedandOperated1732PeachtreeParkwaywww.robersionslandscape.comAlandscapearchitectisonstaffformasterplans.FirePitsFPatiosWalksFRetainingWallsFDrainageSolutionsMulchingSandingFTreesShrubsSodInstallationFWeFillRepairSinkholesROBERSIONSLANDSCAPINGTheexpertsatRobersionswillhelpyoudesignplantandbuildyourdreamlandscape.atop-notchtop-qulitfoodthtwillproducetopresultsinourdog.WearetheSoutheastdistributorofJoDogFood. CountyLineMay2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net32DidyouknowthatStrokeisthe4causeodeathandaleadingcauseodisabilityintheUnitedStatesEmoryJohnsCreekHospitalisproudtobedesignatedaPrimaryStrokeCenterbyTheJointCommissionAmericanHeartAssociationandAmericanStrokeAssociation.Thisrecognitionmeansourpatientsreceivethehighestqualitystroketreatmentsandcareavailable.Ourmultidisciplinarystroketreatmentexpertsarededicatedtoprovidinghighqualitystroketreatmentinthemostefcientmannerpossibletoincreasesurvivalratesandlowerrisk.Formoreinformationvisitwww.emoryjohnscreek.comstrokecenter.EmoryJohnsCrEEkhospitalNationallyCertifedStrokeCenter