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1CountyLineJuly2013JULY2013TheJohnsCreekFireDepartmentsSwiftWaterRescueTeam CountyLineJuly2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net2DoItYourselfWeDeliverNowistheTimetoFillinThinWashedOutorWornAreasinYourLawnWesellBermudaZoysiasodbythepieceorthepallet.WehaveShade-TolerantBermudaSodHrdwoodMulchColoredMulchBouldersTopSoilRiverSndPeGrvelEggRockPineStrwSteppingStonesCut-StoneStepsFlgstoneRiverRockCrossTiesSmallorLargeWeHaveWhatYouNeedtoConquerYourYard770-844-19371732PechtreePrkwwww.gls.usMond-Frid7m-4pmSturd8m-2pmWeveopeneda2ndloctiont1128HrmonChurchRd.inDwsonvilleBROWNMULCHRIVERROCKBERMUDaZOySIaSODREDMULCH770.886.0402ServingForsythFultonCountiessince1991LocallyOwnedandOperated1732PeachtreeParkwaywww.robersionslandscape.comAlandscapearchitectisonstaffformasterplans.FirePitsFPatiosWalksFRetainingWallsFDrainageSolutionsMulchingSandingFTreesShrubsSodInstallationFWeFillRepairSinkholesROBERSIONSLANDSCAPINGTheexpertsatRobersionswillhelpyoudesignplantandbuildyourdreamlandscape.atop-notchtop-qulitfoodthtwillproducetopresultsinourdog.WearetheSoutheastdistributorofJoDogFood. 3CountyLineJuly2013TrustedexpertsdeliveringthelatestincardiaccareNorthsideishometoateamoftalentedandexperiencedprofessionalsspecializingincomprehensivecardiovascularservices.FromleadingdiagnosticservicestoangioplastyandpacemakerimplantationNorthsidesexpertsdeliverleadingcardiaccarerightinyourcommunity.Visitusonlineatwww.northside.com. CountyLineJuly2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net4COVERSTORY16HIGHRISKRESCUESDEPARTMENTS6FromthePublisher22DayTrippinAfricanFolkloreComestoLifeatTheWrensNest26PaparazziBUSINESSFOCUS20MeadowPediatrics30FourPawsAnimalHospitalatJohnsCreek16 5CountyLineJuly2013FEATURES8AGreatResourceSchoolResourceOfcers12JohnsCreekVeteransareonaMissionTocreateaplacewherepeoplecangoandremember.14GivingBack28HowDoesYourGardenGrowCOUNTYLINECOMMUNITY10W.FosterMichaelisWinsTheNationalHistoryBee21EmoryJohnsCreekHospitalCancerProgramAwardedAccreditationbyCommissiononCancer24CelebratingLearning.InspiringLeaders.25LambertHighSchoolIndoorPercussionEnsembleEarnsBronzeatWorldChampionship81412 CountyLineJuly2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net6In2010volunteersfromtheJohnsCreekFireDepartmentformedtheSwiftWaterRescueTeamSWRT.Withawiderangeofexperienceinthewaterallthemembershaveonethingincommontheyareeagertojumpinto50degreeChattahoocheeRiverwatertosavethelivesofthosewhoareintrouble.IamveryexcitedtofeaturetheSWRTonthisissuescoverandIknowyouwillenjoyreadingaboutwhattheydoinJohnsCreekandsurroundingcountiestokeepthewatersafe.RecentlytheForsythCountySheriffsOfcesSchoolResourceProgramhasbeenexpandedtobetterserveForsythCountyschools.Besuretoreadaboutthesevaluableschoolresourceofcerswhoarekeepingourschoolsasaferplaceforourchildrentogotoschool.BesuretoreadabouttheJohnsCreekVeteransMemorialWalkatNewtownParkthatisprojectedtobecompletedbyVeteransDayin2014.OrdersformemorialpaversthatwillhonorthosewhoservedorarecurrentlyservingarebeingtakenbytheJohnsCreekVeteransAssociation.Thisisgoingtobeanincredibleplacetohonorandrememberourmilitarymembers.FredaHardageiswell-knowninJohnsCreekandSouthForsythforthemanycontributionsshehasmadetolocalorganizationstheschoolsandinherpositionwithNorthsideHospital.FindoutmuchmoreaboutFredahercommunityinvolvementandwhyshethinksitissoimportanttogiveback.ThereissomuchmoretogardeningthanplantingowersandthosewhohavegonethroughtheMasterGardenertrainingcourseofferedbytheForsythCountyExtensionProgramareeagertosharetheirknowledgewiththecommunity.BesuretoreadaboutthisprogramandwhattheMasterGardenersaredoingtomakeForsythCountyamorebeautifulplacetolive.IfyourelookingforauniqueandinterestingwaytospendthedaythinkaboutvisitingthisissuesDayTrippinTheWrensNest.InadditiontotouringthishistoricQueenAnneVicto-rianhouseintheWestEndneighborhoodofAtlantayoucanalsolistentosomeoriginalJoelChandlerHarristalesofAfricanfolkloreeverySaturdayat1pm.ThebusinessfocusthisissueisonFourPawsAnimalHospitalatJohnsCreekandMeadowPediatrics.BesuretoreadaboutFourPawstondoutabouttheattentiveandcompassionatecareDr.AshleyTharpandDr.JaimeChoprovidetheirclients.Dr.SrideviMuthukumarDr.KumarofMeadowPediatricstreatseachofherpatientsasiftheywereherownchild.Besuretoreadaboutherexperienceherspecialtiesandthemanyservicessheprovides.TherestwopagesofPaparazziandmuchmoreinthisissue.EnjoythereadingenjoythephotosandenjoythisissueofCountyLineRespectfullyJudyLeJeunePublisherFromthePublisher 7CountyLineJuly2013PublisherJudyLeJeunepublishercountylinemagazine.net678-787-3551Editorialeditorcountylinemagazine.netAdvertisingadvertisingcountylinemagazine.net678-787-3551GraphicDesignSummertimeGraphicsWritersTammyHardenGallowayKathleenKraynickCindyLombardoSusanSegatCoverCoverStoryPhotographyMarkNajjarAtlantaStudiosPhotographyTammyHardenGallowayJonathanHillyerOntheCoverTheJohnsCreekFireDepartmentsSwiftWaterRescueTeamCountyLineispublishedbySugarcaneCommunicationsLLC.NoadvertisingeditorialorphotographsinCountyLinemaybereproducedwithoutthepermissionofSugarcaneCommunicationsLLC.23769copiesofthisissueweredeliveredtoallthehomesandbusinessesintheeasthalfofJohnsCreekandSouthForsyth.CountyLine3651PeachtreeParkwaySuite222SuwaneeGA30024678-787-3551www.countylinemagazine.netLetYourNewLifeBlossomwww.emoryhealthcare.orgAtEmoryAudiologyHearingAidCenteratJohnsCreekwebelieveourjobisntfnisheduntilourpatientslivesareimproved.EmorysDoctorsoAudiologyhavemorethantwentyyearsoexperienceinbringingthebestpossiblehearingcaretothisarea.Wewillworkwithyoutofndthehearingsolutionthatbestftsyourindividualneedsandbudget.Letyournewlieblossomasyouenterintotheworldobetterhearing.Forappointmentsortoregisterorupcomingeducationalseminarspleasecall770-814-1260.WeacceptCareCredit4045JohnsCreekParkwaySuiteBSuwaneeGAOtherlocationsincludeEmoryUniversityHospitalMidtown.DeborahWoodwardAuDDoctorofAudiology CountyLineJuly2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net8Theongoing15yearSchoolResourceOfcerprogrambetweentheForsythCountySheriffsOfceandtheForsythCountySchoolsrecent-lygrewwhentheprogramwasexpandedtomeettheconcernsforsafetyintheschools.Aspromisedinhiscampaigntoprovideastrongerpolicepres-enceintheschoolsForsythCountySheriffDuanePipermorethandoubledthenumberofSchoolRe-sourceOfcersSROfromsevento16positions.Inlightoftherecentviolenceinthenationalspot-lightSheriffPipermadetheharddecisiontoreal-locatefundsandmanpowershiftingtheresourcestotheschoolsandawayfromthemountedpatrolwhichhadbeeninexistenceforover12years.ThemounteddivisionwasdisbandedandthehorsesweredonatedtotheSavannah-ChathamMetroPo-liceDepartmentinSavannahGeorgia.AsSergeantEricT.SilveusaformerSROandthecurrentunitsupervisoroftheprogramputsitItwasatoughcalltomakebutfacedwiththeoptionofhavingtodooneortheotheritwasdecidedthattherewasagreaterneedfortheofcerstobeintheschools.PreviouslyhavingfewerSROsworkedbecausetherewerentasmanyschoolsorstudents.ButaslateaslastDecemberthosesevenSROswereserv-ingover40000studentson36differentcampuses.Itwasaheavyworkload.Withtheadditionalposi-tionsaddedaslightlydifferentbreakdownoftheassignmentsoccurred.IftheSROsbaseisahighschoolthengenerallythatremainstobetheironlyassignment.Thoseassignedtoamiddleschoolaregivenoneortwoelementaryschoolstoserviceaswell.Thereareexceptionsandgeographyplaysaroleindeterminingwhocoverswhichschool.Ofcersinterestedintheseassignmentsvolun-teeredforthepositionsandunderwentarigorousinterviewprocesswhichincludedmembersofFor-sythCountysSchoolSafetyDepartment.Thereisadditionaltrainingandseparatesummerclassesonsuchtopicsasdealingwithyoungvictimsofseriouscrimes.Theofcersaredifferentageswithvaryingpersonalitiesandexperienceeachbringingalittlesomethingdifferenttothejob.ItisatremendouslyrewardingjobSergeantSil-veuscomments.Manytimesweseekidsenterashighschoolfreshmenandthenwewatchthemwalkdowntheaisleforgraduation.Toseethemblossomparticularlyiftheyhavedealtwithissuesfacedchallengesandhaveovercomethemtograduatethatisarewardingmoment.textandphotobyTammyHardenGallowaySchoolResourceOfcersAGREATRESOURCEDeputyAngieLivelySergeantEricSilveus 9CountyLineJuly2013OneofcerwishingtoreturntothepositionofSchoolResourceOfcerwasDeputyAngieLively.This17yearveteranofcerwithveofthoseyearsasanSROearlierinhercareerappliedforoneofthenewlyopenedpositionsandreturnedtothepro-gramservingatPineyGroveMiddleShilohPointElementaryandBigCreekElementarybecauseasshesmilesandputsitbestItsagreatjobandIloveitThestudentsallhavequestionsaboutwhateverythingonmybeltisforandtheyarejustsomuchfuntobearound.Theofcersareintheschoolstoprotectthestu-dentsandgivealawenforcementpresenceintheschool.Theyalsoaretheretoenforcethestatelawsregardingweaponsdrugsandalcoholonthecam-puses.Disciplineandcodeofconductissuesstillfallontheschoolsadministrationsbutoneaspectofthejobthatofcersoftenndthemselvesaddress-ingispublicsafetyeducationparticularlywithre-gardtodrugandalcoholawareness.Theseofcersarealsoanexcellentresourceforstu-dentswhomightbefacingdifcultissuesoffcam-pus.ManytimeshavingafamiliarfacetogotointheSheriffsofcecaneliminatethestressofnd-ingsomeonetotalktowhocanhelp.Italsogivesparentssomeonetocontactforconcernstheymaybefacingwiththeirchildthatarentnecessarilycriminalissues.TheseofcersprovidementoringandcounselingandmanyoftheissuestheyfaceintheelementaryandmiddleschoolsareDepartmentofFamilyandChildrensServicesrelated.Thesechildrenaremostlikelytohavenoonetoturntoathomeandoftenactoutinschool.TheSROsworkwiththeschoolscounselorssocialworkersandadministratorsandprovidesupportwhentheycan.Buttheirnumberonejobistobevisibleonthecampuses.TherelationshipbetweentheSROsandthestu-dentsisdifferentthanthetypicalrelationshipsof-cersandstudentsmightndthemselvesinbecausetheyseeeachotherdailyfortheentireschoolyear.Notonlyisitdifferentforthekidsbutitisdifferentfortheofcersaswell.SergeantSilveuscommentsWorkingintheschoolsissuchapositiveexperi-enceforourSROsbecausethestudentsfeelsafecomfortableandareappreciativethatwearethere.WehearthankyoumanytimeseverydayDr.SrideviMuthukumartreatseachchildasiftheyareherownprovidingcom-prehensivepersonalizedcareandsupportinawarmandsecureenvironment.WhereYourChildsHealthisOurPrioritySchoolSportsPhysicalsHearingVisionScreeningAsthmaCareNutritionalCounselingIn-networkproviderforUHCBCBSTricareAetnaCignaCoventryHumanaGoldenRuleFirstHealthMedicaid770-870-1085www.MeadowPediatrics.com10710MedlockBridgeRd.Ste250JohnsCreekParsonsMeadowProfessionalParkADDADHDCounselingRoutineWell-ChildExamsPreventativeHealthMaintenanceVaccinesImmunizationsComplimentaryPrenatalConsultationsNewbornHospitalCareIn-houseLabTestingforDiabetesCholesterolAnemiaLead CountyLineJuly2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net10Eleven-year-oldW.FosterMichaelislovesreadingreferencebookshismapcollectionandwatchinghistoryspecials.ButheneverthoughthishobbywouldtakehimasfarasitdidonJune1stattheNationalHistoryBeeElementarySchoolChampionshipwhichtookplaceattheHyattRegencyAtlanta.Thisistherstyearthattheorganizationheldaseparateelementaryschoolcompetition.Aftercompletinganonlineregionalqualifyingexamthe5thgraderfromMedlockBridgeElementarySchooljoinedstudentsfromelementarythroughmiddleschoolatBauderCollegefortheAtlantaRegionalFinalsonFebruary18th.Fostertiedfor3rdplaceandwastheonlyelementarystudenttomaketheTop10.HisperformancequaliedhimforaspottocompeteintheNationalHistoryBeewith51otherelementarystudentsfromaroundthecountry.AttheNationalsFosterwonthechampionshipwithaquestionrelatedtoArgentina.FosterwasdiagnosedwithAspergerSyndromebeforehewasthreeyearsold.Characterizedbydifcultiesinsocialinteractionandcommunicationhehasworkedveryhardwithcountlesshoursoftherapytosucceeddespitehisdevelopmentaldisability.Duringthecompetitionstudentswereaskedtoshareaninterestingfactaboutthemselves.FostersresponsewasIhaveAspergers.Fosterisaboyscoutchessplayervideogameenthusiastgeographyfanaticandbasketballplayer.InthefuturehehopestocompeteonJeopardyattendatopcollegeonascholarshipandbecomeanentrepreneur.W.FOSTERMICHAELISWinsTheNationalHistoryBeeCompassionatecarebyvetswhoreallylistenandtreatyouandyourpetlikefamily.AFullServiceAnimalHospitalServingSUWANEEJOHNSCREEKCUMMINGDULUTHCompleteDiagnosticSurgicalandPreventativeMedicineServicesAskaboutournewclientdiscount770-844-73873571PeachtreeParkwaySuwaneejustnorthofMcGinnisFerryRd.www.fourpawsjohnscreek.comAshleyTharpDVMJaimeChoDVMMonday-Friday8am-6pmSaturday8am-NoonAnnualExamsIn-HouseLabSpayNeuterBoardingDentistryGrooming 11CountyLineJuly2013DedicatedtoAllBetterCHILDRENSATFORSYTH-410PEACHTREEPKWY.CUMMINGCHILDRENSATNORTHPOINT-3795MANSELLROADALPHARETTA CountyLineJuly2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net12TheJohnsCreekVeteransAssociationJCVAisembarkingonaplantobuildameditativememorialtoveteransinaquietunusedportionofNewtownPark.CalledtheJohnsCreekVeteransMemorialWalkatNewtownParkthememorialwillofferacontemplativeplaceforpeopletopauseandrememberthemenandwomenwhoservedtheircountrysaidJohnsCreekVeteransAssociationPresidentGerryLewis.CurrentlythereisnomemorialtoourveteransinJohnsCreekLewissaid.ThiswillallowJohnsCreekveteransandtheirfamiliestohavesomewherelocaltoreectontheserviceandsacriceofAmericasmenandwomeninuniform.Itisnotaplacetocelebratewarbuttoprovideourresidentsaplacetohonorthelegacyofthosewhoservedandthosecurrentlyserving.TheideaofbuildingaVeteransMemorialWalkwasoneoftherstprojectsdiscussedamongJCVAmembers.Initiallyitwasgoingtobeasmallerprojectsome-thingwithasimplemonumentandacoupleofagssomewhereatNewtownParkLewissaid.ThenwelearnedthattheCityhadfouracresoflandavailableatthepark.Thatopeneduplotsofpossibilities.Remem-beringanAirForcesloganIsuggestedweAimHighandcreateareallandmark.TheJCVAhasscoutedmultipleveteransmemorialsintheareaandisborrowingfromanumberofthem.LandscapearchitectTerryBakerofBakerLandDesigninDuluthdrewupplansfortheJCVA.Forhimtheen-tranceplazawithitsagsstepsandlandscapingcouldserveasadramaticbackdropforpatrioticevents.Wewantedtodosomethingeye-catchinghesaid.Wewantedtoannouncethatwewerecreatingsomethingnewsomethingnice.LocatedjustsouthofParkPlacetheCitysactiveadultcenteratNewtownParktheMemorialWalkwillincludeahandicap-accessiblelandscapedtrailwithblackgranitememorialsforeachmajorconictdatingfromWorldWarI.EachmemorialwillbesimplydesignedwiththenameandyearsoftheconictanditsCam-paignServiceMedal.AgazebowillrestinthemidstofthewalkingpathswhichwouldbestainedtomatchtheParkPlacepatio.Almostallofthetreeson-siteareincorporatedintotheplan.Theambitiousprojectisexpectedtocostatotalofabout300000.TodefraythecosttheJCVAisaccept-JOHNSCREEKVETERANSAREONAMISSIONTocreateaplacewherepeoplecangoandremember. 13CountyLineJuly2013ingcashandin-kinddonationsforthewalkwaymonu-mentsparkbenchesentranceplazaandgazebo.TheAssociationisalsoacceptingdonationsforengravedpaverstobelocatednearthemonuments.Notaxdol-larswillbespentforthememorial.GroundbreakingistentativelysetforJulyandcompletionisanticipatedtobeVeteransDay2014.JCVABoardMemberWayneKiddwhosleadingthefundraisingchargesaidpeoplehavebeenoverwhelm-inglyreceptivetotheplan.Peoplefeelaspiritualcon-nectiontotheVeteransMemorialWalk.Itsawaytoreachbacktothepasttosparkmemoriessothatthebraveryandsacriceofpeopletheyknowarentfor-gotten.EveryoneknowsavetKiddsaid.Eitheritsfamilyfriendsbrotherssisters.Theytalkabouttheirveterans.Theyreminisceabouttheirfatheruncleorbrother.Onegentlemansentmealetterand50to60percentofitwasabouthisfatherwhowasatail-gunnerinaB-24whoew100missions.Hisunclewasacolo-nelwithGeneralPatton.Everyonehasastorytotell.CH2MHILLwhichprovidestheCitysday-to-daypublicworksandcommunitydevelopmentservicesisama-jorcontributortotheproject.WayneWrightprogrammanagerforCH2MHILLsaiditwaseasyconvincinghimthatitwasaworthwhileidea.HewascitymanagerinSmyrnain2002whenitbuiltaveteransmemorialandhesawthedifferenceitmade.Itwasreallyano-brainerWrightsaid.Isawhowitbecameafocalpointforgatheringandrecognizingthepeoplewhoen-abledthecountrytobecomewhatitis.Itpullspeopletogether.Itsgoodforacommunity.WhenitsnishedtheVeteransMemorialWalkwillbeanothersuccessthatsetsJohnsCreekapartLew-issaid.Iseethisasalandmarkwherepeoplefromaroundtheareaandthestatehearaboutitandstopandseeithesaid.Ithinkitcouldbeadestination.FormoreinformationabouttheJCVAtopurchaseanengravedpaverortolearnhowyoucansupporttheMemorialWalkpleasevisitwww.JohnsCreekGa.govJCVA.4x8and8x8MemorialPaverswillhonorthosewhohaveservedorarecurrentlyservingourcountryinallbranchesofthemilitary.WeAcceptMostDentalPlanswww.johnscreekdentaltown.com770622-1515JOHNSCREEK4330JohnsCreekPkwySte.100Suwanee770887-8807THECOLLECTIONATFORSYTH410PeachtreeParkwayBld.400Ste4250CummingOurhighlyskilledteamhascreatedanimagi-nativeatmospherewhereweconsistentlyprovidecomprehensivecompassionatecaretoeveryoneasiftheywereourfamily.AskAbouttheSpecialOffersforNewPatientsMichaelHansenDDSPediatricDentistryAdultDentistryRyanSchwendimanDMDMBAOrthodonticsMichaelCrosbyDDSMSPediatricDentistryTroyDavidsonDDSEnjoyyoursummerwithabrighthealthysmile CountyLineJuly2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net14FredaHardagehasbeenasuccessfulpresenceinJohnsCreekformanyyears.Heraccom-plishmentsthroughserviceprojectsparent-ingandherthirty-twoyearcareeratNorthsideHospitalhavereachedthroughoutthecommunity.ForthepastfourteenyearsFredahasmanagedtheAlpharettaCampusforNorthsideHospitalsoutpa-tientservices.AsDirectorFoundationServicesandAlpharettaMedicalCampussheoverseesthehospi-talsphilanthropyandcommunityinitiativesaswellasmanagestheAlpharettacampus.Fredaoversawconstructionofthecampusasitgrewfromonetovebuildings.ItisthelargestoutpatientmedicalcampusintheNorthsideHospitalsystemandoffersavastarrayofclinicalservicesandprivatepracticephysiciansofces.ThroughFoundationServicesFredamanagesfundshonoringpatientsandraisesfundsforspecialprojectssuchascancerresearchandMiracleBabiesthatsupportsfamiliesofhighriskbabies.AlsoNorthsideHospitalpartnerswithovereightyschoolsineightcounties.Fredaenjoyshelp-ingstudentsgivebacktothecommunity.Amongthemanyprojectsmiddleschoolandhighschoolstudentshaveorganizedblooddrivesandfundrais-ingeventsandelementaryschoolstudentshavemadeholidaycardsforpatients.GrowingupinBristolVirginiaFredasdesiretoworkwithothersbeganatanearlyage.IguessIalwaysknewIwantedtoworkinhealthcare.MyneighborwasahomehealthcarenurseandIoftenrodewithhertoseewhatshedidandhelpedwithclinicsinthesummershesaid.FredaattendedtheUniversityofTennesseeinKnoxvillewheresheearnedaBachelorofScienceinNursing.SheminoredinMusicplayingthepianoorgantrumpetandcello.IwasintheUniversityofTennesseeMarchingBandandgottotravelandbeatsomeincredibleevents.WeplayedatElvisfuneralJimmyCarterspresidentialinaugu-rationandatBowlgamesFredasaid.AsFredadiscoveredherdesiretobeintheoper-atingroomduringherrotationsinnursingschoolandayear-longinternshipamutualcollegefriendintroducedhertoMarkaGeorgianativewhoat-tendedUGA.In1981MarkandFredaweremar-riedinBristolandthenmovedtoGwinnettCounty.ThatsameyearFredabeganherNorthsideHospitalcareerasanoperatingroomnurse.ShebecameDi-rectorofSurgicalServicesin1986andremainedinthatpositionforthenexttenyears.AfterherdaughterKelleandsonCodywerebornFredafacedthechallengesofaworkingmother.ShesaidIfeelfortunatethatNorthsidehadachilddevel-opmentcenterandthattheyrecognizedthefamilyaspectofworkingparents.Asherchildrenreachedschool-agethoughFredabegantolookforopportunitiestomakeherlifebyCindyLombardoCodyFredaandKelle 15CountyLineJuly2013moreexible.ThebalancingactofparentingandworkpromptedmymovetotheAlpharettacampus.ThemoveprovidedmorefamilytimeFredasaid.HerfamilyrelocatedtoJohnsCreekwheretheyhavelivedforthepastfourteenyears.Shekeptac-tiveinhercommunitythroughinvolvementinherchildrensschoolsandactivities.FredahasservedontheLocalSchoolAdvisoryCouncilforStateBridgeCrossingElementaryandwhenKelleattend-edNorthviewHighSchoolFredawasactiveinthePTAandwaspresidentoftheCheerleadingBoosterClub.ThisfallCodywillbeasenioratJohnsCreekHighSchoolwhereFredawillservehersecondyearaspresidentoftheFootballBoosterClub.Iteachmykidsthatyoureblessedtohavewhatyouhaveandlivewhereyoulive.Giveback.Dosomethingmeaningful.Iwantthemtofeelliketheyhaveaccomplishedsomething.ItrytosetatoneforthemFredasaid.Iamproudofthecommu-nitywelivein.Iamproudofmykids.KelleandCodyhaveattendedmanyfundraisingeventswithmeovertheyears.Theyhaveturnedouttobere-sponsiblecitizens.KellearisingseniorattheUni-versityofAlabamaisinvolvedinfundraisingforSt.JudesHospitalthroughTriDeltasorority.Codypar-ticipatesintheMiracleLeaguethathelpsdisabledandwheelchair-boundkidsplaybaseballandhasassistedwithTheDrakeHouseIceCreamCrankinfundraiser.Fredacontinuestosetthetoneforgivingbackwithherinvolvementinthecommunity.ShecurrentlyservesontheMetroAtlantaExecutiveLeadershipCouncilfortheAmericanCancerSocietyWind-wardRotaryTheDrakeHouseYMCAHighHarbourJohnsCreekBeauticationandisthe2014incom-ingpresidentfortheGreaterNorthFultonCham-berofCommerce.ShefeelsmostendearedtoherinvolvementwithTheDrakeHousesincetheboardformedin2004toassisthomelessfamiliesinNorthFulton.TheDrakeHouselocatedinRoswellhas15apartmentsforsinglemothersandtheirchildrenandoffersnancialandjobcounseling.TheDrakeHouseisarealpassionofmine.Wehaveservedover250familiesandhelpedover475childrensinceitopenedFredasaid.ForhercommitmenttothecommunityshehasreceivedawardsfromtheGreaterNorthFultonChamberofCommerceYMCARotaryClubandAmericanBusinessWomensAs-sociation.RevitalizeRejuvenateReplenish1400NorthsideForsythDr.Suite240CummingGA30041770292-3045www.naenta.comYoucanachieveanewyoubychoosingfromproceduresrangingfromBOTOXorCosmeticFillerstoRhinoplastyachievingarenewedandverynaturalappearance.NAENTisoneofthemosttrustedpracticesinAtlantawithmorethan18yearsofexperience.AestheticsFacialPlasticSurgeryServicesCallforanappointmentandjumpstartthenewyoutoday.Achievethebestpossibleyou.BOTOXCosmeticFillersJuvedermrestylaneRhinoplastyOtoplastyScarrevisionSplitearloberepairDr.JoelHoffman CountyLineJuly2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net16TravisClayJoshElliottandGregRock 17CountyLineJuly2013TheChattahoocheeRivermeandersfromBufordDamatLakeLanierthroughForsythandFultoncountiesasitmakesitswaysouthwesttowardtheGulfofMexicoitschillywatersprovidingtheper-fectvenueforshingkayakingcanoeingtubingandotherrecreation.ThecityofJohnsCreekborders14milesoftheriverastretchmadesaferthroughtheworkoftheJohnsCreekFireDepartmentsSwiftWa-terRescueTeam.Establishedin2010theSwiftWaterRescueTeamrespondstocallsforhelpontheChat-tahoocheeRiverwithinthecitylimitsaswellasas-sistsinsearchandrescueeffortsincooperationwithredepartmentteamsfromForsythCountyGwinnettCountyandthecityofRoswell.byKathleenKraynickphotographybyMarkNajjarAtlantaStudiosHighRiskRescues CountyLineJuly2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net18FireghterGregRockheadsuptheSwiftWaterRescueTeam.Gregbeganhisswiftwatertrainingin2001andjoinedtheJohnsCreekFireDepartmentin2008whenthedepartmentwasestablished.HewentontoparticipateinmorethanayearoftrainingtobecertiedasaninstructorbyRescue3InternationalaleadingproviderofwaterrescuetrainingbasedinCalifornia.GregnowconductsswiftwaterrescuetrainingnotonlyforJohnsCreekreghtersbutalsoformembersofothercitiesredepartmentsincludingRoswellandSandySprings.Trainingforswiftwaterrescueisintense.After24hoursoftrainingteammembersarecertiedattheOperationsLevelwhichmeansthattheycanperformrescuesfromshoreus-ingreachandthrowtechniques.Traineesarealsotaughthowtoself-rescueshouldtheyendupinthewater.AccordingtoBattalionChiefCamHuynhindividualsthatobtainOpera-tionsLeveltrainingareoftenthosewhoarenotstrongswim-mersbeforethecoursebegins.Throughtraininghesaystheygaintheskillstobecomemorecomfortablebuildingthecondencetoknowthattheycansurviveinthewater.Fire-ghterRicoPooleagreesThisissomethingIveneverdonebeforebutthroughtrainingandencouragementmyskillshavegrown.Ialsoknowmylimitationsthatswhatkeepsyououtoftrouble.Thetrainingisalsobenecialforthosereghtersalreadycomfortableinthewater.CaptainTravisClaysharesIwasneverafraidofthewaterbutthroughthistrainingIvelearnedhowdangerousmovingwatercanbe.Ihaveanewrespectforthewater.TechnicianLeveltrainingwhichrequiresatotalof40hoursofinstructioneducatesreghtersinmorehigh-riskrescuemethodswithrescuersworkinginthewatertoreachvictims.Trainingisoftenconductedinasingleweekwithreghtersprogressingthroughbothlevelsbytheendofthecourse.Trainingincludesclassroomeducationwheretheteammemberslearnsafetytechniquesareissuedgearandarealsointroducedtohydrologythestudyofrivercurrentsandwaterdynamics.WaterispredictablesaysGreg.Ifyouunderstandhydrologyyouknowwhatthewaterisgoingtodoandwhatthevictimsaregoingtoencounterinthewater.PilotingtheSwiftWaterRescueTeamboatrequiresadditionaltraining.TheboatpilotneedstounderstandtherivertobeabletonavigateitsafelyexplainsCam.Inadditiontoitsrescueboattheteamhasanin-atablecraftthatcanbedeployedtoassistwithrescuesfromsubdivisionpondsandoodedstreets.Whenwehadmajoroodingin2009ourboatandoperatorsperformedrescuesinGwinnettCobbandDouglascountiessaysCam.Theteamhasalsousedtheboatstorescueresidentsfromneighborhoodretentionponds.MostoftheSwiftWaterRescueTeamtrainingisconductedintheriverwithreghterstypi-callylogging50-60hoursoftimebetweenclassroomandin-the-waterexercises.BecausethewaterintheChattahoocheecomesfromnearthebottomofLakeLaniertheriverwatertemperatureisacold48-50degrees.HypothermiaisamajorriskforthoseintroubleontheSwiftwaterrescueisriskywork.CamexplainsWaterrescueisevenmoredangerousthanfrefghting.Youreallyhavetorelyonyourself-survivalskills.Inmostofourjobsthatrequirespecialtytrainingyouhavehelp.Butwhenyoujumpinthewateryoureonyourown. 19CountyLineJuly2013riverandpartoftheteamstrainingincludesswimmingwithnoexposureprotectiongear.WevehadvictimsthatareinthewaterforonetotwohourssaysGreg.Itsimportantforourteamtounderstandtheimpactofwaterthatcold.Theneedforswiftwaterrescuealongtheriverislargelyduetotheregularriseandfallofwaterlevels.TheChattahoocheeswaterlevelandowiscontrolledbytheU.S.ArmyCorpsofEngineerswhoreleasewaterfromLakeLanierbasedonrainfallanddown-riverwatermanagementneeds.WhenwaterisreleasedfromBufordDamtheriverrises15-18feetanddependingonthedistancefromthedamitcantakeaslittleasafewminutestoseveralhoursforthewaterleveltopeak.Risingwaterlevelscanbedangerousleavingindividualsontheriverstrandedandinneedofrescue.AndbecausetherearenosirenstowarnofrisingwatersouthoftheStateRoute20bridgepeopleinandontheriverareoftencaughtunpre-pared.Coupledwiththecoldwatertemperaturetheneedtorescueindividualsstrandedonrocksbyrisingwaterorwhofallintothewaterfromaboatorthebankcanquicklybecomecritical.SincetheSwiftWaterRescueTeamwasformedin2010theyhaverespondedto25rescuecallsandhaveprovidedanumberofassistswhilepatrollingtheriver.Rescueshaveincludedretrievingthreeboyswhowerestrandedonarockbyrisingwaterasituationmademorechallengingbydensefog.InanothersituationagrouptubingontheChattahoocheemissedtheirtake-outpointandendeduplostatnightinathunderstorm.TheSwiftWaterRescueTeamalsoconductssearchesforpeoplelostontheChattahoocheeRiverwhichcaneasilyhappenatnightorinthefogthatiscommononthewater.Individualscallingforrescuemaynotknowtheirlocationbutteammemberscanoftennarrowitdownbasedonwhenandwhereapersonenteredtheriverandhowlongtheyvebeenoutonit.TheJohnsCreekSwiftWaterRescueTeammembersoftenworktogetherwithotherarearedepartmentstosearchforvictimswhoarelostontheriverorwhoarebeingcarriedbyrivercurrentsthroughmultiplejurisdictions.TheJohnsCreekSwiftWaterRescueTeampatrolstheChattahoocheebyboatseveraldaysamonthandoftenassistspeopletubingshingandclimbingonrocksintheriverwhiletheyreout.FireMarshalChadMcGiboneyexplainsthattheteamsfamiliaritywiththeriverandtheamountoftimetheyspendonithelpthemtolocatevictimsquicklyandrespondtosituationsbeforetheybecomecritical.Theyareonthewatersomuchthattheyknowtheriverwell.Theycanhelplocatesomeonewhocantellthembycellphonewhattheyreseeingaroundthem.Eventrainingexercisescanresultinhelpingpeople.Fireghtersaverageeightassistsontheriverduringeachve-daytrainingclass.ItgivesthoseintheclasssomegreatexperiencetobeabletohelppeopleduringtheirtrainingsaysGreg.TheJohnsCreekSwiftWaterRescueTeamincludes30Techniciansand10Operations-Levelmembersmorethanhalfofthecitysreghterswhocoverallrestationsonallshifts.TheteamsboatthereisalwaysacertiedboatpilotondutyandequipmentarehousedatStation61onMedlockBridgeParkwaysotheteammembersatthatstationrespondtoallwaterrescueneedsalongwiththestationclosesttothelocationofthecall.Trucksatallstationsareequippedwiththrow-bagotationdevicesandlifevestsinadditiontoteammembersindividualgear.Swiftwaterrescueisriskywork.CamexplainsWaterrescueisevenmoredangerousthanreghting.Youreallyhavetorelyonyourself-survivalskills.Inmostofourjobsthatrequirespecialtytrainingyouhavehelp.Butwhenyoujumpinthewateryoureonyourown.GregconcursInswiftwaterrescueyoureusuallymovingawayfromhelp.WhenaskedwhyreghterswouldvolunteerfortheSwiftWaterRescueTeamGregrespondssimplyFire-ghtersdowhattheydobecausetheyenjoyhelpingpeople.ScanthebarcodeorvisitJohnsCreekGA.govwatersafetyGetmoreinformationonline. CountyLineJuly2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net20MeadowPediatricsprovidescomprehensivepediatriccareforchildrenofallagesprovidingnewborncareschoolphysi-calsandsame-daysickvisits.WeareconvenientlylocatedattheParsonsMeadowProfessionalParkonMedlockBridgeinthecityofJohnsCreek.ItiseasilyaccessiblefromCummingSuwaneeDuluthNorcrossandAlpharetta.MeadowPediatricswillprovidepersonalizedcareandwillbetheretosupportandguideeveryparenttoprovideahealthyfuturefortheirchildnotjustphysicalhealthbutalsoemotionalandsocialhealth.Dr.MuthukumarknownasDr.KumarisaBoardCertiedPedia-tricianwhoisastrongadvocateforherPediatricpatientsandwillprovidethehighestqualityofcarepossibletreatingeverychildasiftheywereherown.Dr.KumarcametotheUnitedStatesasayoungchildandgrewupinwarmandsunnyCalifornia.Herdesireandpas-sionforhelpingchildrenlaidthefoundationtopursueacareerinPediatrics.SheattendedUMDNJ-NJMedicalSchoolforherInternshipandcompletedherPediatricresidencyatCedarsSinaiMedicalCenterin2005.Cedars-Sinaiisanacademicmedicalcenterwithaworld-re-nownedfacultyandextensivehighlycompetitivetrainingprogramsinmorethan50specialtyandsubspecialtyareaswithhigh-volumenewborndeliveries.Thisnurturedherpassionfornewborncare.SheworkedforSouthBayFamilyHealthCareinLosAngelesCAprovid-ingservicesfortheunder-serveduntil2009.ShewastheprincipalPediatriciantoparticipateinaprogramcalledHealthyKidsExpresswhereamobilehealthvanwenttodifferentschoolsintheHaw-thorneSchoolDistricttoprovideimmunizationswell-childexamsandcareforsickchildrenonaweeklybasis.Thiswasaconvenientserviceforthecommunity.ShethenrelocatedtotheAtlantaareaandhasprovidedpediatriccareintheCummingandJohnsCreekareas.SheassistedtheNeo-natologyDepartmentatEmoryJohnsCreekHospitalintheNewbornNurseryforafewyearswhichfurthersolidiedherinterestsinnew-borncare.Dr.KumarfoundedMeadowPediatricsin2012toprovidecustomizedandcomprehensivecare.SheisonstaffatEmoryJohnsCreekHospitalNorthsideHospital-ForsythandChildrensHealth-careofAtlantaatScottishRite.Shehasaspecialinterestinthemanagementofnewborncareasthmaandchildhoodobesity.Child-hoodobesityisnowthenumberonehealthconcernamongparentsintheUnitedStates.Notonlyisitahealthissuebutalsocreatesself-esteemissues.Dr.Kumaremphasizestothefamilytheimpor-tanceofahealthyfamilylifestyle.Dr.KumarlivesinCummingwithherhusbandandtwinsix-yearolds.Inherfreetimesheenjoyscookingwithherchildrenbakingdes-ertsgardeningtravelingandspendingtimewithherfamily.Shealsohasinterestinphotographyinteriordesignandmusic.MeadowPediatricsislocatedat10710MedlockBridgeRd.Suite250inJohnsCreek.Toscheduleanappointmentorformoreinformationcall770-870-1085. 21CountyLineJuly2013TheCommissiononCancerCoCoftheAmericanCollegeofSurgeonshasgrantedathree-yearac-creditationtothecancerprogramatEmoryJohnsCreekHospitalsignifyingtheHallmarkofExcellenceincan-cercareprograms.ToearnvoluntaryCoCaccredita-tionacancerprogrammustmeet34CoCqualitycarestandardsbeevaluatedeverythreeyearsthroughasurveyprocessandmaintainlevelsofexcellenceinthedeliveryofcomprehensivepatient-centeredcare.PatientswhocometoEmoryJohnsCreekHospitalfortheircancercarecanexpectamultidisciplinaryteamap-proachintreatingtheircancerasacomplexgroupofdis-easesthatrequiresconsultationamongsurgeonsmed-icalandradiationoncologistsdiagnosticradiologistspathologistsandothercancerspecialists.Thismultidis-ciplinarypartnershipresultsinimprovedpatientcare.Wearecommittedtoprovidingthebesthigh-qual-ityoncologycaretoourpatientsthatisclosetohomesaysStephenSzaboMDwholeadsthecan-cercommitteeatEmoryJohnsCreekHospitalandisanoncologistwithGeorgiaCancerSpecialists.ThisCoCaccreditationmeansthatpatientswillhaveac-cesstoinformationonclinicaltrialsandthenew-esttreatmentsavailableforalltypesofcancers.ContributingtotheNationalCancerDataBaseandreviewingbenchmarkreportswillenableustoexam-ineourperformancewithnationallyrecognizedqualitymeasuresandstandardsofcareexplainsCraigMc-CoyCEOofEmoryJohnsCreekHospital.Webelievetheseextraqualitymeasureswillbenetcancersurvi-vorsandhelpimprovetheirqualityoflife.Formoreinformationvisitwww.emoryjohnscreek.comorcall678-474-8200.EmoryJohnsCreekHospitalCancerProgramAwardedAccreditationbyCommissiononCancerNorthAtlantaDermatologyAdultPediatricDermatologywww.northatlantaderm.com770.814.8222ForallyourskincareneedsGabrielleM.SabiniMDCharlesJ.DouchyMDMatthewJ.ReschlyMDA.DamianDharMDAnjanaM.PatelPA-CSaraA.BarrPA-CTracyFriedmanPA-CStaceyOlivierPA-CScarlettMeltonPA-CKarlyKincaidPA-CALLBOARDCERTIFIED6610McGinnisFerryRd.Suite200JohnsCreekGA30097BehindPaneraBreadCommunityBank3850PleasantHillRd.DuluthGA30096BetweenPeachtreeIndustrialBufordHighway3331HamiltonMillRd.Suite1106BufordGA30519AcrossfromtheKrogerShoppingCenterDiagnosisTreatmentofSkinCancerTreatmentofSkinHairLossNailDiseasesAcneWartsMolesPsoriasisEczemaetc.SclerotherapyforFineLegVeinsVbeamVascularLaserforRosaceaandTreatmentofLegandFacialVeinsLaserHairRemovalAllSkinTypesBotoxDysportJuvedermLatisseRestylaneRadiesseChemicalPeelsJulySpecialUltraHeelElbowCreamKit-54 CountyLineJuly2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net22Perhapsoneofthebest-keptsecretsofmetropoli-tanAtlantaisnestledinthehistoricneighborhoodofWestEnd.TheWrensNestwhichreceiveditsnicknamesome120yearsagowhenafamilyofwrensbuilttheirnestinthemailboxwasthehomeofauthorJoelChandlerHarrisfrom1881to1908andisoneofonlyafewremainingQueenAnneVictorianhousesinAtlanta.ThehousefurnishingsareallperiodpiecesandoriginaltotheHarrisfamilyhomemakingitawonderfulhousemu-seum.Itopenedasamuseumin1913withthenancialbackingofphilanthropistAndrewCarnegie.AdditionalfundscamefromPresidentTheodoreRooseveltandthestudentsoftheAtlantaPublicSchoolSystem.WiththissupporttheeastparlorofthehousebecameTheUncleRemusMemorialCarnegieLibraryuntil1930whentheweightofthebooksbegantocausedamageandthelibrarywasrelocatedtoanotherlocationdownthestreet.BeyondbeingaVictorianhousemuseumtheWrensNestwasthehomeofawriterwhoiscreditedwithre-cordingAfricanfolklore.Asa16-year-oldin1862JoelChandlerHarrisbeganhisnewspapercareerworkingasaprinteronTurnwoldPlantationnearEatontonGeor-gia.Harrislearnedtowritewhilehand-settingnewspapertype.DuringhisfouryearsthereHarrishadfullaccesstothekitchenandtheslavequarterswherehewouldlistentoanimalstoriestoldbytheolderslaves.FollowingtheCivilWarHarrisworkedonnewspapersinMaconandSavannahbeforemovingtoAtlantawithhiswifeandchildrenin1876.Thehuman-interestpiecesfromhiscolumnshadbeenreprintedintheAtlantaCon-stitutionenablinghimtosecureajobatthepaperunderEditorEvanHowellandhisoutspokennewassociateedi-torHenryW.Grady.Harrisbecameanassociateeditorsoonafterjoiningthepaperandservedinthatcapacityuntilhisdeathin1908.InaturnofeventswhichwouldlaterprovetobepivotalinhiscareerHarriswasaskedtollinforthedialectwriteratthepaper.ItwasatthispointthatHarrisin-ventedthecharacterUncleRemuswithformerTurnwoldPlantationslavesashisinspiration.IntheearlypiecesUncleRemuswouldsupposedlystopbytheofcesofthenewspaperandofferinsightsaboutlifeinpostwarAt-lanta.ItwasalsoduringthistimethatHarrisreadanarticleonAfricanAmericanfolklorewhichremindedhimofthetaleshehadheardontheTurnwoldPlantationoftheadventuresofBrerRabbitBrerBearandBrerFox.ThemajorityoftheBrerRabbitstoriesoriginatedinAf-ricaandweretoldamongenslavedAfricanswithslightvariations.ThesestoriespassedquicklyamongSouthernplantations.SoonHarriswroteenoughstoriestopublishacollection.HisrstbookUncleRemusHisSongsandHisSayingswastranslatedintomorethan40languages.Thisrecordingofsome194storiesiscreditedwithkick-startingtheinterestinfolkloreingeneralandwithgivingAfricanAmericanfolkloreitsearlyvoice.LaterthisbookwasthebasisforDisneysSongoftheSouthwhichpremieredin1946.TheUncleRemusvolumesmadeHarrisaninternationalsuccess.In1888heandMarkTwainwerenamedchartermembersoftheAmericanFolkloreSociety.Twainwasim-pressedwithHarrisabilitytowriteindialectandinvitedhimtotourthecountryperforminghiswritings.ButHar-risstammermadepublicspeakingimpossibleandhedeclined.TwainusedsomeofHarrisstoriesonthetourandreportedthattheyweresomeofthemostpopular.textbyTammyHardenGallowayphotographybyJonathanHillyerAfricAnfolklorecomestolifeAttheWrensnestDayTrippin 23CountyLineJuly2013WithHarriswrittenaccountsTwainandothershavebeenabletoretellthestoriesforgenera-tionspreservingthatpartofAfricanfolklore.TodaythosestoriescomealiveeverySaturdayafternoonattheWrensHouseasoneofthetal-entedstorytellersusethewordsofHarrisandtheslavestopaintapictureofcommonsensecunningandtrickerywithanimalsasthemaincharacters.InrecognitionofitsimportancetheNationalParkServicemadetheWrensNestaNationalHistoricLandmarkin1962.Restorationtotheinteriorandexteriorofthehousewasper-formedfrom1985to1992bytheJoelChandlerHarrisAssociation.VisitorsarewelcomedtotheWrensNestlocatedat1050RalphDavidAbernathySWAtlanta30310from10amto230pmTuesdaythroughSaturdaywithstorytellersonSaturdaysat1pm.Tourswithstorytellingcost6forchildren8forstudentsandseniorsand9foradults.Visitwww.wrensnest.orgfordirectionsandtohearexcerptsfromthestorytellers.ServicesofferedExpertise.Board-certiedinOrthopedicSurgeryDr.Micekisoneofonlyafewdoctorsperformingminimallyinvasivejointreplacementofthekneesandhips.SportsPrograms.Dr.MicekhasworkedwithindividualathletesandpatientshighschoolathleticteamsandmultipleDivisionIsportsprograms.PreventiveCare.Dr.Micekisinvolvedinthedevelopmentofnutritionalandsupplementalproductstohelpwithjointinammationandarthritis.Callustodayforanappointment770667-4343www.atlorthopaedic.com3400-COldMiltonParkwaySuite290AlpharettaGA30005TimMicekM.D.AAOSAtlantaOrthopaedicSpecialistsisdedicatedtoestablishingcompassionatedoctor-patientrelationshipstoensureappropriateconservativecarebasedonstate-of-the-arttechniques.AsAtlantasleaderformusculoskeletalproblemsweservepatientsofallagesandtreatavarietyofconditionsinvolvingmusclesbonesandjoints.Treatmentoptionsmayrangefromsimpleexercisestorehabilitationmedicationorsurgery. CountyLineJuly2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net24In2011ShakeragElementarySchoolsPrincipalMartinNeuhausandAs-sistantPrincipalLaurieChansmadethedecisiontoteachauthorStephenR.Coveys7HabitsofHighlyEffectivePeopletoveclassesoffth-graders.Condentthatlearningthesehabitswasbenecialtothestudentsasurveywassentouttoparentsaskingthemwhattheythoughtwerethemostimportantskillsfortheirchildrentolearn.Theparentsratedthinkingandproblemsolvingandleadershipandprinciple-basedlearningasmostimpor-tant.AteamofShakeragstaffmembersknownastheLighthouseTeamwasformedandduringthesummerof2011theentireShakeragstaffbegananewjourneyrefocusingtheirschoolmissionandredirectingtheirfocustowardempoweringstudentstobecomeleadersoftheirownlearning.WhatbecametheLeaderinMeinitiativeinvolvedmakingthe7Habitsanintegralpartofeachstudentslifebothinandoutoftheclassroom.TheinitiativehasbeenanincrediblesuccessandonMay15ththeadministratorsandstudentssharedthissuccesswithcommunityleadersandFultonCountySchoolsprincipalsandadministratorsatLeadershipDay.LeadershipDayintroducedtheover60whoattendedtothepositiveeffectsoftheLeaderinMeinitiativeonShakeragsstudentbody.Frompresentationsofpoetrytodancingtosingingbystudentstheleadershipqualitiesandhighcon-dencelevelofthestudentswereincrediblyapparenttoeveryone.FollowingthepresentationsandentertainmentbythestudentsthoseattendingLeader-shipDaywentonatouroftheschoolvisitedclassroomsandparticipatedinlearningthe7HabitsDancefromstudents.Wehaveembracedournewvisiondevelopingtheleadershipabilitiesofourstudentshelpingeachchildbecomeleadersoftheirownlearningandlifein-corporatingthe7Habitsintoourdailyinstructionhavingstudentsbeginown-ingtheirlearningthroughtheirleadershipnotebooksandprovidingmultipleleadershipopportunitiesineveryclassroomandthroughoutourschoolsaidPrincipalNeuhaus.Iamproudofourstudentsandstaffforcelebratinglearn-ingandinspiringleadersTHE7HABITSBeProactiveYoureinChargeBeginwiththeEndinMindHaveaPlanPutFirstThingsFirstWorkFirstThenPlayThinkWin-WinEveryoneCanWinSeekFirsttoUnderstandThentobeUnderstoodListenBeforeYouTalkSynergizeTogetherisBetterSharpentheSawBalanceFeelsBestbyJudyLeJeuneCELEBRATINGLEARNING.INSPIRINGLEADERS.Weonlygetonechancetoprepareourstudentsforafuturethatnoneofuscanpossiblypredict.WhatarewegoingtodowiththatonechanceDr.StephenR.CoveySuperintendentDr.RobertAvossa 25CountyLineJuly2013EveryyearthousandsofpercussionistsarriveinDay-tonOHtocompeteintheworldchampionshipsofpercussion.WinterGuardInternationalistheworld-widegoverningbodyforcompetitioncolorguardandpercussiongroupsandheldtheirannualWorldPercus-sionChampionshipsonApril1820.ForLambertHighSchoolsIndoorDrumlineitwastheirrsttriptotheeventandthestudentswerehopingforagreatperfor-manceandlookingforwardtolearningmanythingsfromtheirinauguraltriptothesechampionships.LambertsIndoorDrumlinehasquicklyrisentobeoneoftheelitepercussionensemblesinthesoutheastwinningsecondplacethepastthreeconsecutiveyearsattheSouthernAssociationforPerformanceArtsChampionshipsalocalcircuitmadeupofpercussionensemblesfromGeorgiaandTennessee.IntheirrsttimeontheworldstageLambertsIndoorDrumlinewasnamedthe2013WinterGuardInternationalPercussionScholasticAClassBronzeMedalists.TheensembleperformedtheirshowSuper-ydepictingthelifeanddangersofbeingaytotheamazementofjudgesandaudiencemembersinpre-liminarysemi-nalsandnalsperformancesagainst61othergroupsintheirclass.Theensembleearnedascore95.525intheirnalsrunthehighestscoreeverearnedbyaGeorgiaschoolpercussionensemble.LambertsIndoorDrumlineisdirectedbyTonyaMash-burnandEricBrownandisapartoftheLambertHighSchoolStampedeBandProgramledbyScottMcCloy.LambertHighSchoolIndoorPercussionEnsembleEarnsBronzeatWorldChampionshipbySusanSegatTreatingkidsisdifferentthanadults.FromX-raysandlabteststoMRIandCTscansourspeciallytrainedteamprovideshighqualitydiagnosticcareforchildrenofallagesandsizes.Whenitcomestopediatricimaging...youhaveachoice.NorthsideHospitalPediatricImagingCenterwww.northside.comParentTrustedKidApprovedSpecializedImagingLaboratoryServices3300OldMiltonParkwaySuite150AlpharettaGA30005770667-4340 CountyLineJuly2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net26PaparazziKIRKFRANZTAMIKOKEATONYATAYEKEATONGREGSOLHEIMJENNYSHAWDOUGPIERCELYDIAMUCCIOLIJIMWARDVICKIEWAGESJANETMROZIKHALEYPIERCETRACYSOLHEIMJACKIEPIERCEPEGGYBERRYJOHNBEMONTALANWYATTDEBBIEKALISHWAYNECARREL 27CountyLineJuly2013LINDAACKWELLLIZKATIEPORTERFIELDMEREDITHSOLHEIMLYNNGINSBURGMARILYNKOLESARKIMMCNAMARAANGELASAULPAWBEVMILLERDAWNMELINKATIEBADENKAITLYNSIMMONSKARLYHOPSONMAGGIEBARKERABIGAILCOCHRANCOLLINMYERS CountyLineJuly2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net28In1914aUnitedStatesfederallawTheSmith-Le-verActestablishedsystemsofextensionservicesthatwereconnectedtoland-grantuniversitiestoin-formandeducatepeopleoncurrentdevelopmentsinag-riculturepublicpolicyeconomicdevelopmentandotherrelatedtopics.TodaytheForsythCountyExtensionOf-ceFCEOandtheCollegesofAgriculturalandEnvi-ronmentalSciencesandFamilyandConsumerSciencesattheUniversityofGeorgiaworktogethertoextendlifelonglearningtoGeorgiacitizensthroughunbiasedresearch-basededucationinagriculturetheenviron-mentcommunitiesyouthandfamilies.OneofthemanyprogramsofferedtothecommunitybytheFCEOisMasterGardenersavolunteerserviceprogramdesignedtoeducatemembersofthecommunityandprovidethemwithopportunitiestosharetheirknowledgewithothers.TheMasterGardenertrainingcoursetakesplaceeveryotheryearover12weeksfromJanuarythroughearlyApril.Theclassof2013had26graduateswhoreceived60hoursofclassroomtrainingandeducation.Follow-ingthetrainingprogramMasterGardenergraduatesarerequiredtoputwhattheylearnedtousethrougha50-hourinternshipworkingonFCEOprojectsinthecom-munity.Thereare16projectareasavailableforMasterGardenergraduatestochoosetoworkonduringtheirinternship.FollowingcompletionoftheirinternshipyearMasterGardenersmustcontinuetovolunteeronproj-ectsforaminimumof25hourseachyeartomaintaintheirMasterGardenerstatus.Workingononeofthevecommunitydemonstrationgardensisanoptionforvolunteers.Thesethemegar-densTheBookwormGardenatSharonForksLibraryTheSecretGardenatCummingLibraryTheGardenPlotatHamptonLibraryThePoetryGardenatKellyMillLi-braryandTheLouiseMashburnNativePlantGardenatSawneeMountainPreserveareplannedcreatedandmaintainedbyMasterGardenersandareusedforedu-cationandenjoyment.VolunteeringattheMasterGardenersHelpDeskisbothanopportunityforMasterGardenersandatremendousbenetforlocalhomeowners.Thevolunteersareavail-ablebyphoneemailandevenmakein-personvisitstoprovidevaluableinformationonplantselectionforyourlocationsoildiseasesinsectsandgenerallandscapecare.MembersofthecommunityareabletobringplantandinsectspecimenstotheFCEOforanalysisandcon-trolrecommendations.OurMasterGardenerHelpDeskvolunteersaretraineddetectivessaidHeatherKolichForsythCountyExtensionProgramAssistant.Theyllaskthehomeownerlotsofquestionsabouttheplantsenvi-ronment.Ifthatprocessdoesntunearththecauseoftheproblemtheystartresearchingthelatestinforma-tionoutofUGAorothersouthernland-grantuniversitiestondtheanswerandtherecommendedtreatment.Othercommunity-benecialMasterGardenerprogramsincludechildrensprograms4-HgardeningprojectsandJuniorMasterGardenerProgramsinForsythCountybyJudyLeJeuneHowDoesYourGardenGrowTheBookwormGardenatSharonForksLibrary 29CountyLineJuly2013Elementaryschoolscommunityspeakingengage-mentsGardenClubandHOApresentationseducation-alexhibitsandotherspecialevents.Amongthespecialeventsisanannualspringplantsaleabi-annualGar-denTourthatwilltakeplaceagainin2014andplantclinics.MasterGardenersalsovolunteertheirtimetoplantandmaintaincivicgardenslocatedattheSeniorCenterandatcountygovernmentbuildings.TheyalsoparticipateingardensthatprovideseasonalfruitsandvegetablesfortwolocalfoodpantriestheSt.Bren-dansFoodPantryandtheECOHSFoodPantry.TheFCEOispartneringthissummerwithForsythCoun-tyPublicLibrariestoeducatemembersofthecommu-nityongrowingpreparingandpreservingtheirownfreshvegetablesandfruitsthroughtheGardentoTa-bleLectureSeries.ConvenientforresidentsofSouthForsyththefollowinglectureswillbeheldatSharonForksLibraryonOldAtlantaRoadGardentoTableTipsforharvestingvegetablesatpeakavorandpreparingthemforafreshfeast.July82-330pmPreservetheHarvestExploremethodstomakeyoursummerbountylastcanningdryingandfreezing.July222-330pmBonusSeasonFallbringscoolseasonvegetablescompostabundanceandtimetoenrichyourgardensoil.August19630-8pmThereisnocostfortheGardentoTableLectureSeries.TheMasterGardenerswhoaretrainedthroughtheprogramandcontinuetovolunteertheirskillsandknowledgeinavarietyofavailableFCEOprogramsprobablyeachhaveadifferentreasonwhytheyenjoybeingaMasterGardener.OurMasterGardenerscometotheorganizationwithverydifferentbackgroundssaidHeather.Idontthinkanyenteredasexpertgar-deners.WhattheyallhaveincommonthoughisaninterestinlearningaboutgardeningandawillingnesstosharetheircontinuallyexpandingknowledgewithForsythCountyresidentstohelpthemenjoygreatersuccessandsatisfactionintheirlandscapeandgarden-ingefforts.FormoreinformationontheMasterGardenerProgramortheForsythCountyExtensionOfcevisitwww.caes.uga.eduextensionforsythorcall770-887-2418.ForspecicquestionsfortheMasterGardenerHelpDeskyoumayemailask.master.gardenergmail.com. CountyLineJuly2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net30Afewthingsthatyouwillnoticeassoonasyouen-terFourPawsAnimalHospitalatJohnsCreekisafriendlycaringstaffledbyDr.AshleyTharpandDr.JaimeChoandaprouddisplayofdiplomasandart-workoftheUniversityofGeorgia.Dr.AshleyTharpistheownerofFourPawsAnimalHospital.Shehasbeenprac-ticingveterinarymedicinefornineyearsandhasbeenapracticeownerforalmostfouryears.Dr.TharpisfromAlpharettaandgraduatedfromMiltonHighSchool.SheattendedEmoryUniversitywheresheearnedaBachelorofArtsinHistory.SheearnedherDoctorofVeterinaryMedicineDVMfromtheUniversityofGeorgiaCollegeofVeterinaryMedicine.Dr.Tharpenjoysallaspectsofveterinarymedicinebuthasaspecialinterestinseniorpetcare.Shehastwoseniordogsandthreeseniorcatsathomeaspets.Dr.JaimeChojoinedtheFourPawsteaminDecember2012.CoincidentallyshealsograduatedfromMiltonHighSchool.SheearnedherundergraduatedegreeinBiologicalSciencesandherDVMfromUGA.Shehasalotofexperienceintheveterinaryeldandhasanaturaltalentforsurgery.Dr.Choisveryattentivetoclientandpatientneedsandisalreadyverywell-likedbyclientsatFourPaws.WithsomanyotherveterinarypracticesintheareaFourPawsAnimalHospitalstrivestobetheverybestanimalhospitalinJohnsCreek.Dr.TharpandDr.Chohaveanexcellentsupportstafffullofextremelycaringindividu-als.Theywanttocareforeverypetthatcomesthroughthedoorastheywouldtheirownpet.Dr.TharpandDr.Choarebothexcellentatcommunicatingwithclientsabouttheirpets.Theybothbelievestronglyineducat-ingpetownersonmanydifferentaspectsofcaringfortheirpetssuchaspreventativemeasurestokeeppetshealthynutritionweightmanagementtrainingandbe-haviorproblemsandmanyotherissues.Bothdoctorstrytodevelopapersonalrelationshipwitheveryclientandpatientthattheymeet.Theyarealwaysavailablebyphoneoremailforanyquestionsorconcernsthatarenotcoveredduringanofcevisitatnoextracharge.FourPawsofferscompletepreventativewellnesscareforpetsincludingvaccinesspayneutersurgerymicro-chipsandparasiteprevention.FourPawsalsoishereforyouwhenyourpetisillorneedsamajorsurgery.Otherservicesincludeboardinggroominganddogtraining.ThemissionstatementofFourPawsAnimalHospitalisItisourdesiretoprovidethehighestqualitymedicalandsurgicalcaretoourpatientsandofferthebestpos-sibleservicetoourclients.Ourclientsarefriendsaswellascustomersandwevaluetheircontinuedtrustandgoodwill.Courtesyandpatiencewithclientsandtheirpetsareourpriorities.AnattitudeofWearegladyouarehereisconveyedtoeachandeveryclient.Clientsfavorusbyselectingustocarefortheirpetsandnotviceversa.Thisisprobablythemostimportantconcepttorememberandmakesiteasiertounderstandtheim-portanceofshowinggenuineconcernandinterestinaclientsproblem.Wehopethatyouwillagreethatweliveuptoourmis-sionstatementwhenyouchooseusasyourveterinaryhospitalFourPawsAnimalHospitalatJohnsCreekislocatedat3571PeachtreeParkwayinSuwaneejustnorthofMcGinnisFerryRoad.Formoreinformationortomakeanappointmentcall770-844-7387.Youmayalsovisittheirwebsiteatwww.fourpawsjohnscreek.com.Dr.AshleyTharpandDr.JaimeCho 31CountyLineJuly2013TMTheCommunityMagazineforJohnsCreekSouthForsythadvertisingcountylinemagazine.net678-787-3551ToinquireaboutadvertisinginCountyLineThisissueofCountyLinewasmailboxdeliveredto23769homesandbusinessesinJohnsCreekandSouthForsyth.Witheditorialsaboutpeoplewholiveworkorownabusinessinthesecom-munitiesCountyLineisreadandkeptbythosewhoreceiveit.ThemailboxdeliveryinterestingandinformativeeditorialandhighqualityprintingallassurethatthosewhogetCountyLinekeepCountyLinegivingthemagazineanincrediblyextendedshelf-life.Youradwillbeseenover-and-over.DENTALMUCCIOLIComprehensiveDentalServicesforAdultsofAllAgesandChildrenIfyouarelookingforaJohnsCreekdentistyoucantrusttoprovidedentalcareforyourentirefamilypleasecallMuccioliDentaltodayWeoerstate-o-the-artpremiumqualitydentistrywithawarmrelaxingeel.Ourofceeaturesawarmandinvit-ingdcortoenhancethepatientexperienceandadvanceddentaltechnologytoimprovepatientcare.CLEANINGSANDEXAMSFULLMOUTHREHABILITATIONCOSMETICDENTISTRYIMPLANTSPROSTHODONTICS678-389-99556300HospitalParkwaySuite275JohnsCreekConvenientlylocatedacrossfromEmoryJohnsCreekHospitalwww.MDentalSmiles.comDr.RandyMuccioliProsthodontistDr.LydiaMuccioliGeneralDentistGeneralandSpecialtydentiStrySeeourwebsitefornewpatientspecialoffers CountyLineJuly2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net32EmoryJohnsCreekHospitalishometoTheAtlantaBariatricCenterdesignatedaBariatricSurgeryCenteroExcellencebytheAmericanSocietyorMetabolicandBariatricSurgeonsASMBS.Ourteamismadeupoexpertsinthefeldoweightlosssurgeryhavingperormedmorethan4700successullaparoscopicprocedureswithcomplicationrateswellbelowthenationalaverage.TheNationalInstitutesoHealthrecommendsthatbariatricsurgerybeperormedonlyatacilitieswithamultidisciplinarycomprehensiveprogram.FromexerciseprogramstohelpyoumaintainweightlosstonutritionalandpsychologicalcounselingTheAtlantaBariatricCenterishereeverystepotheway.Weightlosssurgeryisalife-alteringdecisionandwebelieveyoushouldhaveasmuchinformationaspossible.Visitusatwww.emoryjohnscreek.combariatrics.EmoryJohnsCrEEkhospitalBariatricSurgeryCenterofExcellence