Fall Festivals!

By Tara Gary
I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to milder temperatures, tailgating, football game Saturdays, fall craft beers, and FESTIVALS.

What to say when you don’t know what to say

Your friend just got a serious diagnosis. You feel helpless and upset, and don’t know what to say or do. How can you make things better for her? David Anthony Spencer, Jr., chaplain at WellStar North Fulton Hospital, says, first and foremost, to remember that you can’t make things better. “You can’t take away her

Downton Abbey

By Britt Argo
Put on your white gloves, long beaded necklaces, or your dapper tweed suits. Pour some tea, indulge in a biscuit, and celebrate this enchanting affair.

Souper Jenny Lands in Roswell

By Joe Duffy
I asked Ms. Levison how many soups were in her portfolio. Yowza, she told me about 200. Jenny, I got your number, and I need to make all 200 mine.

My Weird Profession

Could it be yours, too? By Di Chapman I have a weird profession. It’s never been weird to me, mind you, but for over 40 years, whenever I give my so-called “title,” the response is blank stares and “Say what?” Even after I explain it, I must give examples of it. Apparently, I’m one of

We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1945

By Ethan Craig As I think back to some of the stories I have written over the past year, I recall sharing my travels to Germany in 2016 when I experienced Oktoberfest first-hand. Stop by Tap & Six sometime, and I’ll tell you a few of the crazy stories. For anyone taking notes, you may

Maximizing Fall Bloom in Garden Roses

By Geri Laufer
By this time of year, many roses have become overgrown and bushy. Prune through mid-September to prepare for a brilliant bloom cycle this fall.

Maccabi Games welcomes young athletes with diverse needs

By Brandy Rixey
Atlanta is the first inclusive Maccabi host city that reached out to athletes with special needs to compete in the games.

Fall Festivals 2019

Some argue it’s the music, and many go to a festival just for food and brew. Others are shoppers, looking for artisan, silly, useful, or fine artwork to buy. Some are out for the stroll, some are people-watching, some are towing kids to the children’s activities, making memories and taking them home tired.

Yacht Rock Revue & Summit Rocks Fundraiser

By Tara Gary
With a cult-like following, Yacht Rock Revue entertains its fans and newcomers by paying tribute to the light, catchy top hits from the 70s and 80s that are referred to as “yacht rock” aka guilty pleasure songs. Not only do they nail every song, note and lyric, they dress the part. Bell-bottom jeans, white belts, overstated angular collared shirts, aviator sunglasses worn day or night, and coiffed hair perfect the persona of a band referred to as “The Greatest Show on Surf.”

So much to partake at Savory Gourmet

In August, Joe champions The Savory Gourmet Market in Alpharetta. Suppliers include Georgia’s own Patak’s for bacon, Citterio, Di Lusso, Mastro (among many others) for the Italian sandwich meats… and sit down for this one… Read on)

How to Get the Most from Your Physician Visit

Ever walked out of your doctor’s office, and remembered something important you needed to ask? It’s a common problem that’s easily solved: Take time to prepare for your visit. Here are some tips from Stacey O’Brien, M.D.,

Good Mews is Good News!

Di Chapman is a dyed-in-the-wool furry critter lover. So, when she says she loves four-legged critters and is a pushover pet parent, believe her!

How did they come up with that name?

Most brewers think of every beer as a work of art, and they aren’t going to settle for just any name. Ethan Craig at Tap & Six lists a few of his favorite crazy names.


By Geri Laufer
Figs do well in metro-Atlanta landscapes and don’t need pollinating wasps like California figs do. Yummy figs can be eaten fresh, stuffed with chocolate or walnuts and blue cheese, dried, preserved, or used for baking and making ice cream.