I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Housing!

By Tripp Liles Nothing goes with summer like ice cream, especially the homemade variety, and on Aug. 26 you will have an excellent opportunity to taste some of the best around at the Annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ held on the Historic Square in Roswell. The event is a fundraiser of The Drake House,

When a Teacher Lights a Spark

A Reflection by Robert Fezza By Robert Fezza My love of personal finance runs deep. It was something I hoped to pass down to my children (along with my unwavering allegiance to the New York Mets). While my son does indeed love baseball, he’s an avid Braves fan. And much to my chagrin, he did

Real Estate Records Broken On Both Ends Of Spectrum

By Kirsten Ricci According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), national home sales fell in June for a third straight month. On the surface that looks like a struggling market but it is not due to weak demand, rather a shortage of properties on the market… essentially there is nothing to buy so total

Immerse yourself In Butterflies This July

By Jon Copsey Have you seen butterflies sleep? They hang upside down under leaves and branches during the night. When the temperature warms up, they unfold their wings and start fluttering. Experience the flying butterflies all month long at the Butterfly Encounter at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. This newly improved and expanded, enclosed space features

Veggies Steal The Show At The Local

By Frank Mack

 The Local Wood Fired Grill is my latest discovery. It’s small, efficient, and the staff is a pleasure to watch. And most importantly, the food is simply superb. 

Parked at 5315 Windward Pkwy. in Alpharetta, you would never see it—it’s tucked away in a small strip center. In a word, it’s nondescript.

Concert Season Is In Full Retro Mode

By Hedley Lamarr We have a lot of opportunities to see great music without traveling very far. I love many of our outdoor venues, such as the Riverside concert series in Roswell and at the Chattahoochee Nature Center they do some great stuff at their concert pavilion. Beyond the local spots there are some big

American Pasta Factory Offers A New Take On Pasta

As I’m sure you are well aware, Roswell is home to many great restaurants. Most of these places are closer to fine dining but there is a new restaurant on the landscape called American Pasta Factory. Doing freshly-made pasta in a fast-casual concept, this place is anything but ordinary. Located at 1123 Alpharetta Highway in

The Housing Market For 2018… So far it’s all good

By Kirsten Ricci It’s hard to believe that 2018 is half over and our real estate market is still hot and momentum is not showing signs of slowing. Here is my state of the market update for 2018. While national statistics state that pending sales are slower than expected, the deep dive into the data

Meaningful Conversations about Money

The Silver Lining for Required Minimum Distributions By Robert Fezza and Steve Siders Are you a retiree either approaching or in the thick of required minimum distributions (RMDs)? Do you have a parent who is age 70 ½ or older? If you are or you do, keep reading… For retirees with qualified retirement accounts, age 70 ½

Georgia Ensemble Theatre And The Stories They Tell

As many of you know, Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET) had a huge loss last year when Bob Farley, their Artistic Director, passed away quite suddenly. During my interviews for this article, it was obvious that the loss is still felt quite deeply, but the whole company is determined to carry on and expand on his