SPRI NG 2013

An Honor for Your Honor
Frank C. Mills
Sweet Dreams
Tour of Homes
Cashin In
Beautiful Chukkar Farms
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Dear Readers,
When we see the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce slogan, “Where the metro meets
the mountains,” we understand the message. It is to remind us that you can appreciate a
bustling level of commerce yet still enjoy a pleasant, hometown experience above the fray.
However, at the risk of getting our Chamber membership revoked, we are using this page
to expand on that, taking the liberty to (unofcially) add the conjunction: “Where the
metro meets the mountains, “and”...
When you read the articles in any issue of this magazine, you will fnd there are unique
and innovative people living among us. Tey are the ones who don’t mind stepping up and
out with new and benefcial ideas, sharing their stories with us. “Where the metro meets
the mountains and people are more interesting.” (Did you know that the most senior polo
player in the country lives in Cherokee County?)
How about “Where the metro meets the mountains and people are more agreeable.”
Look for it in shops, restaurants, banks and other local businesses. Compare the attention
and accommodation to other places you’ve experienced. People are just friendlier.
For more hints to help you join in our word play, pay attention to the opportunity
abounding in the classrooms of the exceptional educational institutions located here.
Te local schools can boast, “Where the metro meets the mountains and SAT scores are
Number One in the state.” We are sending colleges the best of the best.
Don’t forget to add the myriad of things to do on weekends. With rock star access to
quality festivals, shows and great concerts, the community has its arts calendar jam-packed
with super events to attend. “Where the metro meets the mountains and the arts are alive
and well.”
After considering your options, choose your own words to fll in the blank. We think
you’ll fnd that location, access and personalities mix well in the people business of
Cherokee County.
Te Editors
You are also invited to visit our website
at www.enjoycherokee.com. Click to Enjoy!
On the Cover:
Polo pony and rider at Chukkar Farms
Polo Club and Event Facility
1 Welcome
4 Polo, Picnics & Parties
Good Times at Beautiful Chukkar Farm
6 Sweet Dreams Are Made of These
Reinhardt University Tour of Homes
10 The Doctor Is In - Dr. William Porter
12 Her Nose Knows - Master Perfumer, Janice Ray
14 Fab Finds for Spring
18 Canton Festival of the Arts
20 Help Wanted! The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta
23 J. Thompson Ross Investments
24 An Honor for Your Honor
28 He Said, She Said
32 Farm to Fork
42 Taste of Italy
43 Events Calendar
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Jack Cashin, 87, likes to tell people that he was born in the North, but that his
soul was born in the South...and it was right about the time he discovered the rolling
hills of Cherokee County in the early 70s. He loved the bucolic countryside of East
Cherokee so much that he bought a picturesque farm here, moved three houses to
the farm and created an idyllic lifestyle that many dream of, but few actualize. “I
wake up in the morning just thrilled to be here—it’s just so beautiful and peaceful,”
Cashin afrms.
Known as Chukkar Farm Polo Club and Event Facility, the 173-acre farm has
evolved into a family enterprise that includes several generations who live on the
property and help with the daily operations of the rambling estate. Tere are about
65 acres of pastures to bush-hog, a stable of horses to groom and take care of, riding
and polo lessons to give, weddings and parties to throw and fundraisers, concerts
and events to plan.
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Chukkar Farm
Polo Club &
Event Facility
Lessons: private polo lessons and
hunter jumper horsemanship offered
Concerts: first Saturdays and 2nd or
3rd Tuesdays, May thru November
Polo Matches: Sunday afternoons
at 2 p.m., May thru October, weather
Events: weddings, parties, picnics,
excursions and more may be scheduled
Fundraisers: raise funds hosting an
exciting polo match at Chukkar Farm
For more information, visit
ChukkarFarm.com or call
Reinhardt University will present a Tour of Homes, April 27,
in Hawks Ridge to beneft the A DAY for Reinhardt program.
R h d U ll T f H A l 27
Imagine meandering
through a beautifully
appointed 20,000 square
foot home situated on 5.5
acres in Cherokee’s most
exclusive community. You
and your friends can gawk
at the guest house, peek
at the saltwater infnity
pool, and ogle the gourmet
kitchen—and it’s all for a
great cause. You will have
an opportunity to peruse
not just one, but three, of
Cherokee County’s most
elegant estates on Saturday,
April 27, when Reinhardt
University presents their
frst ever Tour of Homes
to beneft the A DAY for
Reinhardt program.
You are going to need
comfortable shoes...
Te tour showpiece is the home of Martha and Billy Hasty, a
resplendent Mediterranean style home with beautiful French gardens.
It sits on a rise, thus ofering spectacular views from each of the home’s
rear windows of the 11th fairway of Hawks Ridge Golf Course and
of the North Georgia mountains, Big Canoe, Jasper, and Bent Tree.
Te home includes six bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, four freplaces,
separate guest quarters with full kitchen, and computerized audio,
video, lighting, climate, and security. Te main level encompasses a
freestanding, masonry spiral staircase, chefs kitchen with keeping
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Cindy Brooks – Canton Ofce Manager / VP
Adam Smith – Commercial Banker / VP
Lewis Cline – Community Executive / SVP
Dana Callan – Woodstock Ofce Manager / VP
Bank of North Georgia is a division of Synovus Bank. Synovus Bank,
Member FDIC, is chartered in the state of Georgia and operates under
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Synovus Bank are not separately FDIC-insured banks. The
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insured bank.
As your hometown community bank, Bank of North
Georgia is privileged to provide Cherokee residents with
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We invite you to stop by our conveniently located
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Do you know a rising professional 25 to 40
years of age (residing in Cherokee County) who
is an up and coming leader? Do they have their
sights on where they want to be in the next five
to ten years? Perhaps that person is you!
The Top 10 in 10 ‘Young Professionals to Watch’ initiative is
designed to cultivate and showcase exceptional Cherokee
County young professionals. Coordinated by the Cherokee
County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with
Enjoy! Cherokee Magazine, this recognition program
will focus on 25-40 year olds considered to be Cherokee
County’s potential future leaders.
Recognition includes:
Those persons named as a Top 10 in 10 ‘Young Professional
to Watch’ will be:
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Saturday, April 27, 2013
from 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Benefiting A Day for Reinhardt,
a scholarship program for Cherokee County
students attending Reinhardt University
You’re invited to tour three estates in...
Tough the economics are changing and the technology and
pharmacology continue to evolve, caring for patients is still much the
same as it has been for decades. “A patient comes in with a problem
that needs to be solved, and my job is to listen to my patient and fnd
a solution to their problem,” says Dr. William Porter, a physician at
WellStar Family Medicine in Bridgemill. Porter was a systems analyst—
he received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science
from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta—when he realized that he
preferred and needed contact with people instead of machines. So
he decided to apply his problem-solving skills to medicine, went to
medical school and became a doctor.
Practicing Medicine...
One Patient at a Time
“Don’t ignore symptoms
and don’t put of seeing
a doctor. No problem is
too small or too big.”
Dr. William Porter
WellStar Family Medicine at Bridgemill
Dr. William Porter
And he is glad he did. “Easing patient’s fears and helping
them get well is so rewarding,” he afrms. “You can see it in
their eyes when they know that you have helped them and
that you really care. Tat’s my reward.” At his Bridgemill
practice, Porter, who is board certifed in family medicine,
treats preteens, senior citizens and all ages in between. One
of the aspects of family practice that he enjoys is the variety
of conditions and diseases he gets to treat. “No two days are
the same. I never know what the day will bring. I see 25 to 32
patients most days, and do everything from routine physicals
and chronic disease management to gynecology exams and
minor skin surgeries.” Porter says he has the best of both
worlds—a chance to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions
and a chance to build relationships with families he has treated
for years and with patients who have chronic illnesses that
he regularly helps them manage. “Unlike surgeons or other
specialties, in family medicine our relationships are ongoing
and can last a long time.”
Although treating patients who have a variety of conditions
is interesting, it is also challenging. “Staying current on new
innovations in medicine is a life-long efort. I routinely have a
stack of medical journals and articles that I read every month
to stay on top of what is new,” Porter says. Newer treatments
include a range of minimally invasive surgical procedures for
everything from heart to abdominal procedures. “Te recovery
time is often insignifcant. I marvel at that,” he notes. “And
improved drugs for prevention and treating chronic conditions
that can lead to serious illness such as diabetes or high blood
pressure are increasing life spans.”
Unfortunately, Porter notes, he is not seeing innovations
when it comes to treating persistent infections. “Te overuse
of antibiotics has led to resistant strains of bacteria. It’s scary.
Tere doesn’t seem to be many new efective antibiotics being
developed. I would love to see more innovations coming down
the pipe in this feld.”
What health tips does he ofer? Good nutrition, he afrms,
is the key to wellness. “If people don’t eat a good balanced
diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruits, there is no amount of
medicine or surgery, or other treatment that I can render that
will make up for that. Very often when I see someone that is
frequently sick, I fnd out that they are not eating anything
close to a healthy balanced diet. It doesn’t take a degree in
nutrition. If you can look down at your plate and see four
colors, then you have a pretty balanced meal.”
Porter notes that it is also important for patients to see a
doctor when they think something is wrong. “Don’t ignore
symptoms and don’t put of seeing a doctor. No problem is
too small or too big. And you need to fnd a doctor that you
trust and can be completely honest with. It’s essential that you
are comfortable telling your primary care physician everything.
If you don’t trust your doctor, you should probably fnd a
diferent doctor.”
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call
Local master perfumer Janice Ray
crafts and sells hand-poured,
aromatic candles and natural soaps
Janice Ray
Tere are only a handful of people in this world who
are recognized for their extraordinary ability to discern
and distinguish one scent from another. Te training
process to become one of these professional perfumers is
intense and rigorous, often spanning many years. After
they become skilled at cataloguing and memorizing the
odors of hundreds of natural and synthetic materials, they
learn to create both simple and complex fragrances by
combining and balancing raw materials. Local perfumer
Janice Ray is one of these elite fragrance experts, and she
has taken her ability to the next level by creating and
incorporating unique fragrances into various products
that she sells online and at her new Canton boutique,
Rayven Co. Candles, on Reinhardt College Parkway.
“You really have to have a love for it,” Ray, a Cherokee
native, afrms. “I started in the lab at Aromatic Flavor
and Fragrance in 1993 as a perfumer assistant. I fell
in love with the perfume world immediately and
wanted to learn as much as I could. While other lab
compounders were taking their breaks, I was in the
lab smelling all the essential oils and aroma chemicals
trying to learn and test myself on how to recognize
the ingredients.” After working hard for several years in
the fragrance industry, Ray passed the test that enabled
her to become an apprentice. “I studied under a full
perfumer for seven years and completed the program.
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Spring also marks the beginning of sandal
season. If you have painful or unsightly feet
and dread the thought of wearing sandals,
you may want to schedule a visit with a local
podiatrist. Dr. Travis Jones (Canton) and
Dr. Steven Weiskopf (Woodstock) of Village
Podiatry Centers are especially trained
to diagnosis and treat all foot conditions
including neurological, circulatory, skin
and the musculoskeletal system. Podiatry is
the only medical specialty solely dedicated
to the science of the foot and ankle. Village
Podiatry Centers is the largest and most
experienced foot and ankle surgical practice
in Georgia and the Southeast. Teir podiatric
surgeons are recognized as among the most
knowledgeable in the profession.
And while you are giving your feet much
needed attention, don’t forget to schedule a
mani-pedi...Azure Salon and Spa in Canton
is ofers manicures and pedicures featuring
the brilliant, chip-resistant, professional
OPI Nail Lacquer. Tey are also one of the
exclusive professional salons ofering the
long-wearing Axxium gel system in your
favorite OPI nail lacquer shades. And how
about a new look for spring? As the area’s
premier Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, Azure
Salon and Spa exclusively uses the Paul
Mitchell Color Systems. Tey also ofer hair
texture, extensions, and treatments. Te
salon staf has the latest advanced training to
ensure each guest leaves happy and beautiful.
For some people “spring cleaning” means
a trip to the dentist for their semi-annual
cleaning. NIA Pediatric Dentistry and
Family Orthodontics in Canton combines
orthodontics and pediatric dentistry so that
all of your needs are met under one roof.
Teir team is committed to promoting
optimal oral health by providing high quality
dental and orthodontic care for infants,
children, adolescents, adults and people with
special healthcare needs. Tey make every
efort to stay at the forefront of the latest
technological advances so they can provide
you with a customized treatment plan that
addresses your unique needs and goals.
Check out their website for grand opening
specials in March. A new patient exam with
professional cleaning, X-rays and fuoride
treatment is just $79.
(Fab Finds continued from page 14)
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Freshen up your wardrobe for spring with a few key accessories.
Tree Sister’s Gifts and Home Accents in Hickory Flat is
celebrating their 11th Anniversary in March and showing their
thanks with a Pandora free bracelet event March 21-23. Spend
$100 on Pandora jewelry and receive a free Pandora Clasp Bracelet
($65 value). “We have a great selection of Brighton charms,
jewelry and handbags, new colorful fashion tops and tunics,
spring scarves, the newest spring Vera Bradley handbags and
accessories and Easter décor for your home,” notes Carolyn Jones,
co-owner. Tree Sisters also has a wonderful selection of unique
gifts for every occasion—and complimentary gift wrapping.
Check out their made-in-Georgia wares: Eco Vino recycled Wine
Bottle Candles, NuMe All Natural Soap, Habersham Fragrance
Bowls, Nam’s Bits and more.
Liven up your home for spring with new custom framed artwork.
Te knowledgeable staf of experts at Te Great Frame Up in
Canton is extensively trained to assist you in capturing the right
custom frame design to complement your room, your lifestyle,
your budget and even your personality. Tey have a wide selection
of mat colors, fllets and mouldings...and a Design Van for on-
site framing design at no additional charge. For a really custom
look, turn your special photos into large-format wall art. Te Great
Frame Up can print your photos in sizes up to 40” x 60” on your
choice of paper or canvas. Tey also ofer table-top photo frames,
ready-to-hang art, framed mirrors, digital photo restoration and
Brazos walking sticks.
Find out more about our
Canton Festival of the Arts is celebrating its tenth year as a
signature event of the Cherokee Arts Center. Held in Canton’s
historic Brown Park on Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19 from
10am-5pm, this fne arts festival will include an artist market,
youth art exhibit, literary celebration, serenity gardens, musical
entertainment, exceptional food, and a hands-on artistic experience
area for children.
Just 45 minutes from downtown Atlanta, Canton ofers the
charm of a historic river town with a view of the north Georgia
mountains. Te festival location is in Canton’s newly revitalized
historic downtown district.
Te Artist Market Ofers a Pallet of Color and Texture
Te popular Artist Market will once again be the centerpiece
of Canton Festival of the Arts for 2013, ofering visitors the rare
opportunity to savor the works of some of the most talented artists
and crafts people from Canton and Cherokee County, as well as
states throughout the South and beyond.
The Artist Market will host artisans whose fine art mediums
include oil, watercolor, fine blown glass, elegant and whimsical
jewelry, decorative and functional pottery, sculpture and hand
turned wood, among others. Many of our valued artists from past
shows are returning as well as many talented new exhibitors from
as far away as Ohio and Illinois.
For a complete list of our multi-talented artists, please go to the
festival tab on Te Cherokee County Art Center’s web site: www.
cherokeearts.org, or the Canton Festival of the Arts facebook page.
Literary Celebration Packs the Festival with Star-Studded
Author Panels
Canton Festival of the Arts honors the written word through
the popular Literary Celebration. Troughout the two-day event,
authors from several states will gather to discuss the writing process,
their writing experience, the past and future of “Te Book”, along
with other topics. Visitors will have the opportunity to ask questions,
purchase their favorite authors’ books, and have them signed. Writers
featured will include those who have reached national acclaim and
those who have published books of regional interest.
“Canton Festival of the Arts is a wonderful event bringing the
best of the arts community out for a weekend of inspiration.
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More than 50 popular retailers are now slated to open at
the outlet mall in July, and employees are needed. Retailers are
looking to hire at least 1,000 people in the next few months. Te
Georgia Department of Labor recently held a job fair at Etowah
High School with 35 outlet retailers participating. Additional Job
postings and information will be posted on Te Outlet Shoppes
at Atlanta Facebook page.
In addition to bringing jobs, the mall is expected to be
a signifcant catalyst for further economic growth. “Te
opportunities Te Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta brings to Cherokee
County are numerous,” afrms Pam Carnes, president of
Cherokee County’s Chamber of Commerce. “From an economic
development standpoint, the increase in jobs and sales tax
dollars are defnite benefts. From the tourism perspective,
this development will help make us a primary destination for
travelers.” County leaders are hoping that shopping won’t be the
only item on travelers’ itineraries. “From history to recreation to
the arts, Cherokee County ofers a full spectrum of amenities.
When people fnd out all there is to see and do in Cherokee
County, we think they’ll be pleasantly surprised,” Carnes adds.
Te Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta, a 370,000 square-foot outlet
center located of 1-575 at the new Ridgewalk Parkway exit, will
feature more than 80 retail outlet stores eventually, including:
Nike, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Brooks Brothers, White
House | Black Market, Guess, Michael Kors, Under Armour,
The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta Prepares for July Launch
It won’t be long before throngs of shopping afcionados, bargain hunters and
casual hobby shoppers descend on Cherokee County. Te ofcial Ribbon Cutting
for Te Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta is set for July 18, and will mark the beginning
of Woodstock’s era as a premier mega shopping destination. As the newest and
closest outlet mall to Atlanta, Te Outlet Shoppes is slated to become an excursion
destination for some of Atlanta’s 35 million tourists each year. Convenient to
travelers on Interstates 75, 85 and 20, the outlet mall is expected to draw more
than 4 million visitors annually from a three-state area.
Puma, Converse, Cole Haan, Vans, Le Creuset, Levis, Naartjie
Kids, Talbots and Carters. Designed in a shopper-friendly
confguration, the center will feature covered walkways and
landscaped courtyards to maximize the comfort and convenience
of shoppers. Its design includes a children’s play area and a center
court complete with fountains and freplace to create a festive
atmosphere for shoppers and other visitors to the center.
For local residents, the new outlet mall will provide fantastic
shopping options closer to home. Currently, to get great deals
on favorite brands area shoppers have to drive an hour or more
to Dawsonville, Calhoun, Commerce or Locust Grove. But as
Carnes notes, convenient shopping is just one of the benefts
the mall will bring. Mayor Donnie Henriques of Woodstock
is predicting the outlet mall will eventually bring in more than
2,000 jobs.
And that’s not all. When completed, the center is projected
to generate more than $130 million in annual sales and $3
million of sales and property taxes for the City of Woodstock.
Over the next 10 years, the development and operation of the
center are expected to generate a total of $34 million in taxes for
the beneft of the City of Woodstock and Cherokee County. Te
Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta is a joint venture of CBL & Associates
Properties Inc. and Horizon Group Properties Inc. Horizon and
CBL are co-developers of the project; Horizon is responsible for
leasing and managing the center.
Two convenient locations. Call us today for an appointment (770) 924-5095.
Northside Cardiology Cherokee is a full-service cardiology practice offering complete heart and
blood vessel care. Dr. Sanjay Lall and Dr. Gregory Petro are board certified in cardiovascular
disease and cardiology and have more than 20 years of experience.
Northside Cherokee Cardiology offers:
sExpertise. In partnership with Northside Hospital, patients have access to comprehensive
cardiology services.
sTimely access. We’ll schedule same-day appointments whenever possible.
sEfficient Followup. We are committed to clear and timely communication about your progress.
Sanjay Lall, M.D.
Gregory Petro, M.D.
100 Stone Forest Drive, Suite 130
Woodstock, GA 30189
(Near I-575, off Townelake Parkway)
210 Oakside Lane, Suite 210-B
Canton, GA 30114
(Exit 20, off Riverstone Parkway)
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It is ftting that those who create with the pen and pad, or the
computer keyboard, should be part of the annual event and why
our group of dedicated volunteers is working feverishly to confrm
an outstanding list of visiting authors that will be the envy of Literary
Celebrations all over,” said Farris Yawn, owner of Yawn’s Publishing
and past chairperson of the Literary Celebration for Canton Festival
of the Arts.
Serenity Gardens Shows the Way
Serenity Gardens ofers a fascinating learning opportunity for
the whole family, encompassing the art of gardening, canning,
environmental protection (being green) and healthy living.
B. J. Weeks, renowned local beekeeper from Ball Ground, GA, will
have his beehives on display. See bees up close, smell the honey as it
is collected from the hives; hear how bees are used in the treatment of
Multiple Sclerosis and Arthritis.
Te annual plant sale, presented by the Cherokee Arts Council,
will return as one of the popular aspects of Serenity Gardens. Proceeds
from the plant sale continue to promote the arts in Cherokee County
and the many events sponsored by the Arts Center, including Camp
Imagine for children.
Schedules will be available the days of the festival for the various
activities and presentations. If you are interested in painted plant
containers, custom created marble coasters, handmade soaps, candles,
scrubs, wind chimes, organic plants and foods, gardening supplies,
gardening problems, or green and healthy living, Serenity Gardens is
the spot for you at Canton Festival of Arts.
Te Children’s Experience Inspires
Te children’s art experience will feature a kaleidoscope of exciting
projects using a variety of media. Once again, children will have the
opportunity to paint their vision on a community mural and uncover
their artistic skills with the assistance of local Canton artists. Plans are
underway to make this year’s artistic experience for children one that
will open their minds anew to creative expression.
Festival Entertainment Presents Soul-Satisfying Talent
Tis year’s Cherokee Art Festival entertainment will include bands
covering the genres of bluegrass, country, folk, indie-pop, pop and
singer songwriters. Our musicians are all local artists from around the
North Georgia area.
Canton Festival of the Arts May 18-19, (10am-5pm)
· Artist Market with Over 60 Exhibitors
· literar] Celeoration with Author Panels & Book 8ignings
· Serenity Gardens
· Children's Experience offering hands-on Art Activities for Children
· Entertainment
· wine and Beer 0arden
· Taste Tempting Food
· 45 minutes from Atlanta
· 20 minutes from Alpharetta or Marietta
· Free Parking convenient to festival location
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an honor for
“It was my privilege and honor to be a part of naming the Justice
Center for Frank. No one could be more deserving. He’s been
the heart and soul of the court system in Cherokee County for
a generation,” says Johnston. “Frank is a tremendous role model.
What I admire most about him is that in almost 40 years as one
of the most important and powerful people in Cherokee County,
he’s lived modestly and focused his abilities and energy on helping
others. He’s never sought anything for himself, including any
recognition for his accomplishments and service. He’s actually
embarrassed by the accolades he’s receiving now. Tat’s just the
kind of true servant he is.”
In fact, Mills acknowledges the honor modestly. “I am not
sure I deserve it, but I am incredibly humbled and honored by
that,” he afrms.
Te Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce recently honored
Mills as well. “What an honor to bestow the title of First Citizen
of Cherokee County on Judge Frank C. Mills III. Te most
prestigious award presented by the Cherokee County Chamber,
this accolade is designed to recognize a Cherokee County resident
for their signifcant meritorious service to the community,” says
Pam Carnes, Chamber president and CEO.
“He is deserving of this recognition, not only for his service to the
community through elected ofce, but also for his service to the
Boy Scouts of America, Leadership Cherokee and the community
as a whole.”
Mills says he never planned on spending three decades in public
service. “I started as a district attorney, and when District Attorney
Butch Holcomb died, I was appointed to replace him. Not long
after that, Judge Marion Pope was appointed to the Court of
Appeals, and I was appointed to fll his position as a judge. After
that, one thing kind of led to another.”
During his many years of public service, Mills has received many
such notable honors including: Distinguished District Attorney
Award from the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council in 1979, Justice
Robert Benham Public Service Award in 1999 and was the state’s
nominee for the American Bar Association’s Judicial Excellence
Award in 2003, Outstanding Young Man of America for Cherokee
County in 1982 by the Jaycees; Volunteer of the Year in 2004 by
Cherokee FOCUS; Light of Hope Award in 2011 from CASA
Cherokee, and the Jean Harris Volunteer of the Year Award by the
Rotary Club of Canton in 2012.
He is quick to share the honors with people who have worked
along with him. “I have been very fortunate to have always
worked with excellent, devoted co-workers. I am not just saying
that,” he says. “Cherokee County has been very fortunate to have
had dedicated sherifs, clerks, district attorneys and many other
agencies I do not want to leave out—all competent and helpful.
People like to joke about lawyers, and so do I—and in fact, so do
most lawyers. But the Bar in Cherokee County is also excellent,
and no-nonsense. Tey work hard, fle appropriate motions and
do not waste time with some of the frivolous stuf you often read
about in other places. People should read the newspapers every day
and see what is going on in other communities, and thank their
lucky stars for the court, law enforcement personnel and even the
lawyers who are currently serving them,” he afrms.
“Also, I have often said that by working in an old cramped
courthouse for so many years, it gave all of us a “lifeboat
Cherokee County’s leaders recently decided that the
Justice Center in Canton should be named for a man that
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Ten I was voted into the American Society of
Today Ray is one of about 200 elite full perfumers
in the United States and can recognize thousands
of varying scents. She combined her fragrance
expertise with her husband’s manufacturing
and production experience to create Rayven
Company Candles, a local company that crafts
and distributes distinct candles and soaps. Each
candle is hand-crafted using the highest quality
ingredients—soy-based wax, clean-burning, all
natural cotton wicks, essential oils—and blended
to ofer superior fragrance throw. “We take great
pride in crafting the fnest candles available. Not
only do they smell good when you pick them up
in the store, when you take them home you will
have that beautiful aroma for the entire life of
the candle.” Teir Primitive candles are crafted
to ofer 80 hours of fragrant burn.
In addition to the aromatic candles, Ray has
created distinct natural, moisture-rich, fragrant
soaps. “My daughter had extremely painful
eczema, so rather than use the steroids the doctors
were recommending, I started researching a
natural way to help her skin and we developed
these soaps,” Ray explains. “We make our soaps
using the traditional cold process method and use
olive, coconut, palm and shea butter as the base
of all our soaps. We use only essential oils along
with natural pigments and vegetable or plant
powders in our soap bars. A lot of people have
told me that they no longer need to moisturize
once they start using our soap. We often can’t
keep it in stock.”
Ray says that her intense training has changed
how she perceives the world. “It opened my
eyes to a whole new world I had no idea existed
until I was breaking each of the natural scents
down and learning that most naturals contain
very similar ingredients, just at diferent ratios.
So when I look at a leaf on a tree, I don’t just
see a leaf—I think of the natural ingredients that
make up its unique odor.” She has a passion for
fnding inspiration from nature, and uses her
imagination to formulate fragrances. “A simple
stroll down a woodsy path, fnding a moss
covered rock or the smell of rain can become
the basis for a formulation,” she notes. “We love
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Michael is a Chinese-Italian kid from New York who
became a doctor; Ann is a traditional small-town girl from
the Midwest who became an artist. They meet, fall in love and
get married, and the ensuing culture clash played out on the
stage of marriage and raising a family is the focus of their new
book, Family—A Mismatch Made in Heaven: Surviving True
Love, Children, and Other Blessings in Disguise.
Michael is Dr. Mike Litrel, an esteemed local gynecological
surgeon and award-winning columnist, and Ann is Ann of Te
Ann Litrel Art Gallery, a local gallery and working studio located
on Main Street in Woodstock. Dr. Litrel describes the book, his
second book and their frst collaboration, as a he said/she said.
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his wife, Ann Litrel,
owner of Ann Litrel
Art Gallery, talk about
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“When I asked Annie to be editor for the second book—a
book on family – she looked over my stories and said it seemed
a little lopsided with only a man’s perspective. So we decided
to collaborate. For all the readers who have asked, ‘What did
your wife say about THAT article?’...now they will know. He
adds that the humorous pen and ink illustrations by his wife
add an extra dimension to the stories. “I just wish she’d given
me more hair.”
“Michael and I have been working on the book project since
last June. It started with me in the editor role only, as I was
for his first book The Eye’s Don’t See. We already knew the
subject of the second book would be family and marriage.
But after looking over Michael’s stories, I began to think the
book would be more enlightening if it included the woman’s
perspective, too,” Ann explains.
“Michael and I settled on a he
said/she said format...for every
story Michael tells about us or the
kids, there’s a story from me about
the same subject, and sometimes I
share an opposite point of view!”
Ann says that having Michael edit her stories was occasionally
a painful process for both of them. “I found out that shaping
a story from scratch is a lot different from just “shaping it
up.” In this case, there was the added element of me putting
into words for the first time my “take” on family events as
related by Michael. Mostly the differences were just funny,
but occasionally they were annoying to Michael or even a little
painful. Writing things down is enlightening!” Ann notes.
Editing the book truly became a family project with parents,
siblings and even their sons weighing in. “My mother and one
of my sisters especially ofered many editorial suggestions. Our
sons, Tyler and Joseph, have both read the book, reluctantly.
Actually, they both surprised us with some pretty good judgment
calls and suggestions for a few changes—mostly along the lines
of how to make something funnier,” Ann explains.
The book begins with stories showing the “culture clash”
between Michael’s and Ann’s very different families. The
reader is invited to see how the relationship works out in
communicating, raising the kids, and in shaping the children’s
values and religious beliefs. “I wasn’t sure about how much to
include of our ups and downs through the years. Michael has
always related our family struggles in his stories. As a doctor,
he’s listened to thousands of patients over the years. In his
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room, butler’s pantry, dining room, mahogany
foor-to-ceiling paneled library, and living room.
Te master suite is also located on the main foor
and includes a morning bar, steam shower, spa tub,
heated foors, custom cedar closets, and separate
three-level staircase. Te fooring on the main level is
imported travertine marble.
You’ll want to be sure to visit the terrace level,
which has limestone foors and includes an English
pub, wine cellar, home theatre, guest bedroom,
massage room, and exercise and yoga rooms with
bamboo foors. Te upper level has Brazilian cherry
foors and includes four bedrooms, a reading room,
three porches with foating screens and two ofces.
Te guest quarters are of the third level with a
separate outside entrance. Grounds include an
infnity salt water pool, spa, and outdoor kitchen.
Te tour also includes the elegant and expansive
Nixon House, home of D’lana and Mike Nixon,
which stands on 10 gated acres overlooking the golf
course at Hawk’s Ridge. Te 20,000 square foot
estate home includes eight bedrooms and more than
a dozen bathrooms. Te property contains two pools
and a pool house, and multiple outdoor living areas
including a media room and English pub. Tis lovely
estate also features a tennis court and guest house,
with a stage, recording studio and a full catering
Te third home on the tour is Mike Owens home,
a luxurious home located on 3+ acres. It features a
gourmet kitchen, a huge freplace in the keeping
room and a lavish master bedroom with a stained
barrel ceiling. Te master bath includes a spa with
dressing room and custom closet. Tis remarkable
home features an extensive outdoor living area with
an infnity edge pool and built-in grill overlooking
the golf course.
Created in 1988, the A DAY for Reinhardt
campaign is an annual fund raising efort to provide
support for Cherokee County students attending
Reinhardt University. A DAY helps to fund the
University’s Cherokee County Grant program,
which gives eligible students the opportunity to
receive as much as $8,000 during their four years at
the University. Since A DAY’s inception, more than
$3 million in Cherokee Grants has been awarded to
deserving local students
Tis is the frst year for Reinhardt’s Tour of
Homes. “I wanted to broaden the awareness of the
University and the Cherokee County grant as we
raise funds to support local students,” says Barbara
Manous, director of annual giving. “A home tour is
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Hasty Home
Nixon Home
Owens Home
a creative and fun way to address all these goals. For years, we’ve
reached out to the local community and asked for their support;
this year, we’ll be adding the tour to our outreach.”
Te Tour of Homes will be in northern Cherokee in Ball
Ground at the private prestigious golf community of Hawks
Ridge. Tis beautiful golf club community has hosted multiple
U.S. Open Section Qualifer rounds and has been featured
on the Golf Channel’s hit show Te Haney Project. Tis golf
community has also been recognized multiple times in America’s
Best Communities by Links Magazine.
Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased online at
Reinhardt.edu/TourofHomes or by calling 770-720-5546 or
770 720-5506.
Te quest for healthy cuisine has been a roller coaster ride
in the last decade—with starts and stops and twisty turns that
sometimes double back. Cofee is bad, cofee is good. Nuts are
bad, nuts are good. Alcohol is bad, but wine is good. Fat is bad...
unless it is the good fat. Coconut oil can kill you...or heal you. Te
low-fat diet was replaced with the bacon-is-good-for-you, high-
protein diet and it seems that a small piece of formerly forbidden
dark chocolate is now considered healthier than a multivitamin.
Despite ongoing controversy, many premier chefs and
nutritionists agree about what constitutes healthy cuisine—
it’s similar to the food people ate a generation ago in rural
America. Locally grown and harvested meat and produce that
are minimally processed are at the heart of the menu at popular
upscale restaurants and dinner tables across the country that are
embracing the farm-to-fork or farm-to-table movement.
Te benefts are numerous. Devotees enjoy wholesome favorful
colorful food while supporting local farmers and preserving our
agricultural heritage. At a farmers’ market, you can meet and
talk with the local farmer who is growing the produce that you
are eating rather than wonder where your food comes from and
what’s in it.
Close to Home
(continued on page 34)
“By shopping at a
farmers market,
you support local
agriculture, which
has a great many
benefts. You keep
farmers in your
community. You
keep land from
being sprawled
with houses and
shopping centers.
You have the
experience of
shopping in the
farmers’ market,
which is the new
public square.
You support a lot
of values when
you shop at the
farmers’ market.
Michael Pollan,
best-selling author of
Food Rules,
an Eater’s Manual
(Farm to Fork continued from page 32)
Fortunately, once harvest season begins, you won’t have to
go far to fnd fresh local produce in Cherokee County. Four
local markets are fourishing and growing here, ofering just-
picked produce as well as many other locally produced items
like home-baked goods, all-natural jams and jellies, cage-free
eggs and hand-crafted soaps. In addition to the fresh favors
of summer, you can enjoy live music (Canton), a pie contest
(Woodstock), Squash Day (Waleska) and a tour of a working
farm (Cherokee Fresh Market).
Woodstock Farmers’ Market
Te Market is open every Saturday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
May through October. Te Market is located in Downtown
Woodstock at the corner of Main Street and Towne Lake
Parkway, in the parking lot that fronts Towne Lake Parkway.
“During the height of the harvest season, we expect 30
vendors or more at the market,” says Kyle Bennett of the
Woodstock Visitors Center. We recommend people get to
the market in the frst hour the market is open—the best
and most popular produce sales out quickly. If you get to
the market after 10 a.m. you will miss out on lots of items
that have already sold out.” Te frst Saturday of each month
during the market season, Woodstock will be partnering with
the Cherokee County Farm Bureau on special events such as
a pie baking contest, Old Tractor day, and demos related to
in-season produce.
Canton Farmers’ Market
Starting May 11, the market will be open on Saturdays
through October from 8 a.m. to noon. Te market is located
in Cannon Park by the gazebo on Main Street in Downtown
Tis market features more than 30 vendors selling a variety
of items in addition to local produce including: fresh eggs,
baked goods, food, hand-made soap, homemade chocolate,
fresh garden fowers, bedding plants, shrubs and herbs. You
can enjoy live music while you peruse the market. “Te
Canton Farmers’ Market is a great way to experience some of
the best local bounty and it’s also a great way to experience
Historic Downtown Canton,” says market organizer and
Canton’s director of IT/GIS, Camille Wehs.
Waleska Farmers’ Market at Reinhardt University
Te Market will be open Tursdays, May 2 thru October
24, 4:15 to 7:30 p.m. in the Reinhardt University Parking lot
behind the Red Sea Church at the corner of Highway 108
and Highway 140. In July, the market will also be open on
Monday nights.
Voted one of the top small-town markets in the country,
this market features around 22 vendors ofering a various
homemade and locally grown items including: plants and
fowers in the spring and fall, candles, fruit sorbet, herbs,
spices, baked goods, wood crafts, jellies, jams and fresh eggs
and much more.
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In the Boy Scout Tradition
Frank Nills has oeen a devoted Bo] 8cout leader ever since
his son first joined Cub Scouts in the 80s. He has served as
assistant scoutmaster, unit commissioner, aquatics instructor
and district chairman. Bo] 8couts of America has honored Nills
with the 8ilver Beaver Award, the highest award given o] the
8couts for service to ]outh, and the whitne] N. Young award for
distinguished service to low-income youth.
Commissioner Harr] Johnston shared this stor] that exemplifes
Nills' ingenuit], devotion and diligence. "The Bo] 8couts had
been given a large utility pole to use as the main beam for a
footbridge over a large creek on the trail network they built and
maintain along the river just west of Canton. The pole had been
delivered to the site, but the Scouts had no way to get it into
position across the creek. Frank lived nearby, and when heavy
rains and possible flooding were predicted, he tied one end
of the pole to a tree by the creek. When the area flooded, he
paddled his canoe to the site, pulled the other end of the now-
floating pole across the creek, and tied it to a tree on the other
side. When the waters receded, the pole was left straddling the
creek, ready to be jacked into its exact position.”
mentality.” By that I mean in a lifeboat, if one person moves or
does something, it afects everyone else in the boat. In Cherokee
County, we are still mindful of that and try to check with each
other before we try something new. It makes for better working
relationships and morale among everyone,” Mills adds.
Mills says that one of the lessons he learned during his long
tenure as judge and wants to pass on to his successors is mundane,
but important. “I hope my successors pay heed. I used to be
known for holding court at all hours. I have truly run in another
county until 4 a.m. In Cherokee and other counties, it was not
unusual to go until midnight. Tat was for a reason. I started in a
multi-county circuit. We did not have the luxury of coming back
to the same county the next day, or even the next week because
we would have court scheduled in another county. Witnesses and
parties also may have fown in from another state,” he explains.
“Tere is great pressure to fnish and not have to come back. I
do not like to make parties who have waited all day come back.
But there is a physical toll for that on everyone, even me. A few
years back I had a blood clot in my leg. Te doctor told me that
condition is common for airline pilots, judges, and anyone who
sits for long hours. I hope my successors will look after themselves
better,” he urges.
As Mills transitions to the next phase of his life, he says that
he is looking forward to less administrative duties and more
Scouting adventures and time with family. After logging 30 years
on the bench, rendering countless legal decisions, and garnering
highest honors from his colleagues and community, Mills seems
modestly content.
“My late sister-in-law used to say, ‘Working together for the
good of all.’ I hope people will remember me for that,” he adds.
(Your Honor continued from page 25)
writing, as in his ofce, he likes to remind
people that confict and problems in life are
normal,” Ann says. “We kept the subject
matter in this book on the light side, but still,
I wondered about showing the frequency
of confict between our kids, and between
Michael and me. Confict is more interesting
than sweetness and light, but I hope people
can see past the fghting to the love!”

Ann says that the title of the book, A Mismatch
Made in Heaven, comes from the idea that
people who are diferent from each other can be
together loving and sometimes disagreeing with
each other while maintaining a sense of purpose
about the life lessons they are learning.
“Tat’s also the take-away
message of the book...
God put us here together
for a reason. It’s a hopeful,
humorous message.
We’re all part of the
human race, and even
the painful parts of life
have a purpose, if we just
keep our eyes open.”

Family – A Mismatch Made in Heaven: Surviving True
Love, Children, and Other Blessings in Disguise, by
Ann and Dr. Nike litrel, will deout at FoxTale Book
Shoppe in Woodstock on April 27.
(He Said...She Said continued from page 29) (Farm to Fork continued from page 34)
Market organizer and Reinhardt University horticulturist, Zach
White, says that numerous special events are already scheduled this
season including: a Special Gardening Class at the market on Deer
Resistant Plants, the 3rd Annual Waleska Blooms Photo Contest, the
2nd Annual Squash Dish Contest. “Tis year we are adding a Biggest
Squash contest and Original Squash Centerpiece or creative display
contest. In July we plan to have the 2nd annual Pie Day Championship.
Last year’s winners from the Waleska market won big in the Cherokee
County Pie contest at the Cherokee Fresh Market, winning almost every
category but two.
Hickory Flat: Cherokee Fresh Market is located on the Cagle Family
Farm, 362 Stringer Road. Te market will be held each Saturday from
Memorial Day to Labor Day, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the pavilion behind
the farm ofce.
Sponsored by the Cherokee County Farm Bureau Women’s
Committee, the market is one of the only on-farm markets around.
Tours of the farm are ofered on the second and fourth Saturdays.
Special event days promoting locally grown products are held the last
Saturday of the month during harvest season including: Canning Day,
Peach Day, Watermelon Day, Pie Day, Tractor Day, Apple Day and
Family Garden Day.
If you are wondering what to do with food that doesn’t come with
microwave directions, don’t worry. Most chefs tend to agree that less
is more—with food so fresh and favorful, minimum preparation and
seasoning are required. All you need to do with a vine-ripe tomato is
slice it and eat it.
(Polo continued from page 5)
And on most Sunday afternoons from May through
October, there is a polo match to be played. One of the
frst things Cashin did when he moved to the farm was
to lay out a polo feld in one of the pastures. Since then,
he’s taught hundreds of horse enthusiasts to play polo,
hosted hundreds of matches, raised millions of dollars
for charities and played more chukkers (periods of play
in polo) then he can count. Often called the “sport of
kings,” polo is played while riding a “pony,” although the
term pony is purely traditional and the mount is actually
a full-sized horse. Cashin looks forward to the weekly
matches where he gets to team up with his friends and
family—grandchildren included now—and play this
ancient game. According to the U.S. Polo Association,
Cashin has the distinction of being the oldest active
player in the country.
Te Sunday polo matches are generally open to the
public—there is a $20 fee for parking. Guests are invited
to bring a blanket and their food and beverage of choice
and experience an afternoon of polo. Sometimes the polo
matches are sponsored by national and regional charities
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that raise funds with ticket sales and concessions. “I
am proud to say that we’ve raised close to $7 million
through the years for various causes—Must Ministries,
Te High Museum, Parkinson’s Disease, and many
others,” Cashin says. When the matches are associated
with a fundraiser, ticket prices and availability may
In addition to the weekly polo matches, May also
marks the beginning of Chukkar Farm’s concert series.
A pavilion in a scenic meadow becomes center stage on
the frst Saturday evening each month for Home By
Dark @ Chukkar Farm, featuring wonderful acoustic,
in-the-round performances by talented songwriters
and musicians. Te second or third Friday night of
the month, the pavilion is home to the Atlanta Jazz
Preservation Society’s Under the Stars jazz concert
series. “Tis year will mark our seventh season of
concerts, and we are planning another outstanding
series for everyone to enjoy. We rent tables in the
pavilion and ofer general admission outside the
pavilion. Everyone is welcome. Several hundred people
usually come out—they tell us that this is one of the
most tranquil and picturesque places in the Atlanta
area to enjoy live music,” Cashin says proudly.”
Numerous businesses and corporations from the
Atlanta area have discovered that the serene rural farm
is an inviting location for company picnics or team
building excursions. “We can accommodate up to 300
guests in our covered pavilion and we have a separate
clubhouse that overlooks the polo felds where we can
accommodate 75 to 100 guests,” Cashin notes. “We
have a lot of weddings here on Saturdays and a lot of
birthday parties and family reunions, too. Te land is
beautiful here. It’s a privilege to own this farm, and we
enjoy sharing it.”
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Enjoy a “taste of Italy” at home or dine in the intimate
atmosphere of Latini’s Italian Market & Deli, a new restaurant
in the Holly Springs community, located on Hwy 140. When
you visit Latini’s Italian Market & Deli, you take a culinary road
trip to Italy as you bask in the aromas of homemade lasagnas and
manicotti, the fresh breads for the Italian sandwiches, the aged
cheeses, and the delectable imported oils and vinegars. Latini’s is
sure to satisfy the appetites of those young and old.
Located on Hwy. 140 at the Harmony of the Lakes entrance
at 402 Argonne Terrace, the new restaurant now ofers a new
solution to family dinners. At the market, stop by and hand pick
your homemade items straight from our refrigerator or freezer
to yours. Choose your deliciously prepared meal from a variety
of homemade pastas and sauces in various sizes, sure to ft your
family’s needs. Te restaurant also ofers 40 diferent types of
sandwiches, both hot and cold, and daily dinner specials. Italian
specialties, such as dry pastas, salad pastes, imported oils and
vinegars, and canned sauces, will also be available.
If you just need a break, you can escape to the quaint
intimate dining room or outdoor patio to enjoy your Italian
delights. Sit back, enjoy a glass of wine or beer, and drift off to
Italy. Share a pizza, sip on Italian soups, or try one of the many
homemade salads.
Latini’s Italian Market & Deli opened its doors February,
2013. Te restaurant is open Monday through Friday from
10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
It’s time to start planning your next trip to Italy. Visit Latini’s
Italian Market & Deli.
Latini’s Italian Market & Deli
402 Argonne Terrace, Suite 200
Holly Springs, GA 30115
770.345.0552 Fax: 770.345.0887
Owner: Steve Latini
A taste of
3 Tbls extra-virgin olive oil
7 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tin of flat anchovies, drained
3 Tbls capers
30 pitted black olives, chopped
1 32 oz can of crushed tomatoes
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
Salt and pepper to season
2 handfuls of fresh chopped parsley
1 lb of spaghetti, cooked to al dente
Grated parmesan
Heat a large frying pan over medium heat, add oil, garlic, anchovies,
and red pepper flakes. Saute mixture until anchovies melt into oil and
garlic is tender. Add olives, capers, tomatoes, pepper and parsley.
Bring sauce to a ooil, reduce heat and simmer for 8O minutes.
Pour over pasta and enjoy!!
Here’s a great place to start...
March 11
Little Texas (Country)
Woodstock Concert Series
Park at City Center
Te year 2013 marks the 16th
season for Georgia’s best concert
series and the second in our newly
expanded Park at City Center.
Join us in beautiful downtown
Woodstock this summer.
All concerts begin at 7:30pm and
are family friendly, free of charge
with no tickets required.
March 15, 16, 17, 22 & 24
Te Taming of the Shrew
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm,
Sundays at 2pm
City Center, 8534 Main Street,
Shakespeare’s raucous comedy pits
Petruchio and Katharina against
each other until love prevails. $12
Adults, $11 Seniors/Students in
advance online or $15, $13 at
the door.
March 17
Reinhardt University’s Faculty
Te Falany Performing Arts Center
Concert Series
Reinhardt University
March 19
Peter Kokay, Bassoonist
Te Falany Performing Arts Center
Concert Series
Reinhardt University
March 21
Alison Holmes Adams, Soprano
Te Falany Performing Arts Center
Concert Series
Reinhardt University
March 23
New Interpretations
Te Civil War Center at Kennesaw
State University
Te Civil War Center at Kennesaw
State University, in conjunction
with the Kennesaw Mountain
National Battlefeld Park,
presents the Symposium on New
Interpretations of the Civil War:
1863: Struggles East & West on
Te program will take place at the
KSU Center, located of-campus,
behind the Cracker Barrel, exit 271
on I-75.
March 23
Greenprints Trailfest 2013
Tis event has been known as
Streetfest for the past 3 years.
Parking is available in several places
in and around downtown.
March 26
Reinhardt University’s Brass
Te Falany Performing Arts Center
Concert Series
Reinhardt University
March 26 & 28
City Center, 8534 Main Street
For “Beauty and the Beast” and
“Disney’s Te Jungle Book” - for
ages 8-Adult.
March 29
City of Canton Easter Festival
Cannon Park, Canton
Te Saturday before Easter Sunday
from 1-4pm. Multiple hunts for
kids ages 10 & under, pictures with
the Easter Bunny, infatables &
more. 770.704.1500.
April 4
Calmus - A Cappella Ensemble
from Germany
Te Falany Performing Arts Center
Concert Series
Reinhardt University
April 5
Teen Arts Night
City Center, 8534 Main Street
Sponsored by Elm Street’s Teen
Arts Guild (TAG). Bring your
guitar, your karaoke cd, your
poetry, your artwork, your short
stories to share with other creative,
arts minded teens. $5 cash at the
door provides a slice of pizza and a
soda at intermission. For youth in
Grades 7-12.
April 5
iTink Improv Troupe
City Center, 8534 Main Street
Enjoy the food and shops along
Woodstock’s Main Street then come
to City Center auditorium for some
family friendly laughs as the Troupe
takes audience suggestions and turns
them into wacky comedy. All seats $5.
April 6
Latimer Hall Arts and Craft Show
Latimer Hall, Woodstock
Join us on Saturday April 6th for the
Latimer Hall Arts and Craft Show
in Historic Downtown Woodstock.
Unique gift items to welcome the
Spring Season. Visit us at
www.mainstreetcraftshow.com for
more information!
April 6
Te Boxcars
Canton Teatre
April 9
Reinhardt University Opera
Te Falany Performing Arts Center
Concert Series
Reinhardt University
April 11
Reinhardt University
Symphonic Winds
Te Falany Performing Arts Center
Concert Series
Reinhardt University
April 14
Reinhardt University
Concert Choir
Te Falany Performing Arts Center
Concert Series
Reinhardt University
April 16
Reinhardt Percussion Ensemble
Te Falany Performing Arts Center
Concert Series
Reinhardt University
April 16
Free Skin Cancer Screenings
Northside Hospital-Cherokee
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
211 Hospital Road,
Canton. To register, call
404.845.5555 and press “0.”
Registration opens March 4.
Register early! Spaces fll quickly.
Qualifed Spanish interpreters
available free of charge, by request.
Recommended Screening Attire:
Shorts and T-Shirt
April 18
Reinhardt University’s
Jazz Band
Te Falany Performing Arts Center
Concert Series
Reinhardt University
April 19, 20, 21,
26, 27 & 28
Sleeping Beauty
Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays and
Sundays at 2pm
City Center, 8534 Main Street
A clever princess must overcome the
curse of a wicked fairy with the help
of some good fairies and a prince
with a sense of humor All seats $10
in advance online - includes sales
tax, $12 at the door.
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April 22
Reinhardt University’s
Symphony Orchestra
Te Falany Performing Arts Center
Concert Series
Reinhardt University
April 24
Free Prostate Cancer Screenings
Northside Hospital-Cherokee
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
211 Hospital Road,
Canton. To register, call
404.845.5555 and press “0.”
Qualifed Spanish interpreters
available on site.
Registration opens March 11.
Register early! Spaces fll quickly.
April 27
Ricky’s Run 5k
Bells Ferry Learning Center
Woodstock, GA
Why Ricky’s Run? Tose of us who
knew and loved four-year-old Ricky
James called him ‘Superman’. He
was a delightfully precious boy with
a big heart who touched the lives of
many. On May 23, 2010 (eight days
before his ffth birthday), he earned
his angel wings after battling a rare
and aggressive form of childhood
cancer for most of his young life.
We choose to run in Ricky’s honor,
to remember our ‘Superman’, and
to help other children who need us
April 27
Reinhardt University’s
Spring Music Teatre
Te Falany Performing Arts Center
Concert Series
Reinhardt University
April 27
German Shepherd Rescue Spring
Te Canine Ranch, Canton
Dock Diving! Agility!
Lure Course! (Tracking with faux
squirrel) Food & Fun!
Celebrate Spring with GSD Rescue
of GA! Tickets: $20, $10 for second
dog, $5 each additional dog
Ticket includes unlimited pass to
all activities plus lunch
Place: 165 Doug Smith Lane,
April 27
Cherokee Master Gardener’s
Spring Plant Sale
1001 Univeter Road, Canton, GA
Te Georgia Master Gardener
Extension Volunteers of Cherokee
County will be presenting their
Annual Spring Plant Sale on
Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00
PM at the Cherokee County Senior
Services Center and CCMG Demo
Gardens, 1001 Univeter Road,
Canton, GA. Listed are some of the
plants we will be selling: daylilies,
drought tolerant, sun and shade
loving plants. Please come and
browse our Demo Garden and have
our experts answer your questions
on gardening.
April 28
Kingston Confederate Memorial
Day Service
Te Confederate Cemetery
Kingston has honored its 250
unknown soldiers since April 23,
1865, in the oldest continuous
service in America. Te Kingston
Woman’s History Club began and
carries on the tradition, which now
honors all war veterans. Activities
begin at 2:30 p.m. on April 28,
2013. George W. “Buddy” Darden
will be the guest speaker. Carl
Boyd Post 42 American Legion
will ofer a military salute, and area
Boys Scouts and local children will
decorate graves at the Confederate
Cemetery. Following the cemetery
service, a Memorial Day Tea will be
served by members of the Kingston
Woman’s History Club at the
Martha Mullinax Annex, Kingston
Museum. All are welcome
to attend.
May 3
Teen Arts Night
City Center, 8534 Main Street
Sponsored by Elm Street’s Teen Arts
Guild (TAG). Bring your guitar,
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your karaoke cd, your poetry, your
artwork, your short stories to share
with other creative, arts minded
teens. $5 cash at the door provides
a slice of pizza and a soda at
intermission. For youth in Grades
7-12. http://www.elmstreetarts.org
May 5
Sherlock Holmes and the Opera
Te Falany Performing Arts Center
Concert Series
Reinhardt University
May 11 & 12
Te 24th Annual Cherokee County
Indian Festival & Mother’s Day
Boling Park in Canton, GA
Saturday 11am – 7pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm
Native Dancing, Singing,
Drumming Arts and Crafts
Native Cuisine and Americana
Favorites. Living Tipi Village. Live
Bufalo, Warrior on Horseback.
Birds of Prey Show. Aztec Dance
Company. Primitive Skills
Demonstrations such as Fire-by-
Friction, Hide Tanning, Earthen
Cooking. Native Storytellers and
Flute Players. Wildlife Displays,
Pony Rides, Kids’ Activities.
Tickets on sale at the gate:
Adults (13 years and up): $15;
Children (6-12 years old): $5;5
years and under: FREE.
May 11- Sept 28
Canton Farmer’s Market
Downtown Canton
8am-12 noon
Begins May 11th and runs every
Saturday until September from 8
am-Noon. Located in Downtown
Canton, rain or shine.
May 18
Ball Ground Heritage Days
Ballground, Georgia
A celebration of the good ‘ole days
with arts, crafts music, food and
more. 770.735.2123
May 17
Whose Line Is It, Woodstock?
City Center, 8534 Main Street
Te acclaimed iTink Improv
Troupe brings their special brand
of wacky, well mannered humor to
the Elm Street stage at City Center
for a full evening of comedy. May
17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30pm. All seats
$10 in advance online - includes
sales tax, $12 at the door.
May 18-19
Canton Festival of the Arts
Historic Downtown Canton
Artist’s Market with over 60
exhibitors from nine states. Serenity
Gardens celebrates the art of
living well. If you are interested
in gardening, sustainability,
incorporating nature into your
life and all things green, this is
the place for you. Te Literary
Celebration includes panels
and book signings with authors
from all over the Southeast. Te
Interactive Children’s Experience
ofers hands on art activities for
children, including mural painting,
photography, drawing, dance,
drama and so much more.
Tempting food concessions and
a wine and beer garden. Live
entertainment on the Main Stage.
Free Parking
May 19-October 27
Woodstock Farmer’s Market
Public parking lot on Towne Lake
June 10-14
Elm Street Teen Improv Camp
Ages 13-18
City Center, 8534 Main Street,
Want to learn how to think on
your feet? Perform an unscripted
play in seconds? Put your
improvisational skills to the test
and learn the basics on how to
be an improv actor in a week and
perform in a improv showcase on
Friday! You’ll learn comic timing,
scene building, group mind, and
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Artists Market
Literary Celebration
(Author discussions & workshops)
Serenity Gardens
Children’s Experience
Wine & Beer Garden
Free Parking
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Canton Tourism, Inc.
Jones Family Foundation
Grant Design Collaborative
Cherokee Tribune
Bank of North Georgia
City of Canton, Georgia
Footprints Publishing, LLC
Around About Local Media, Inc.
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many other improv games
and techniques used in shows like
“Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and
Elm Street’s own Whose Line Is It,
Woodstock? No experience needed!
Taught by Siobhan Brumbelow,
director of the iTink Improv
Troupe. Camp price is $125 for the
week. Includes materials, shirt, and
DVD of their performance. Camp
runs Monday through Friday from
4:00-7:00pm. Improv showcase
is Friday, June 14th at 7:30pm.
Limited to 12 Campers. Secure
Online registration.
June 10-14, 17-21
& 24-28
Elm Street Summer Drama Camps
City Center, 8534 Main Street,
Often imitated but never duplicated
in over 10 years. Junior Campers
ages 5-7 and Senior Campers
ages 8-14. All campers receive a
t-shirt, script and a DVD of their
fnal performance. Costuming is
provided by Elm Street. Campers
will see a Main Stage performance
of either Disney’s Te Jungle Book
(June) or Beauty and the Beast
(July). Each Camp Group will write
produce and perform an original
play with music in only 5 days!
Along with experienced instructors,
campers will create characters,
plot lines, song lyrics,costume
designs, art projects and much
more. Each script is tailored for
that group of campers resulting in
an individualized approach to a
team activity. You can sign up for
more than one camp week as
each camp show is unique! We
do NOT have a ‘star system’ so
all campers will have equal
amounts of stage time and
speaking lines. Secure online
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