Giving Back to the Community Keeps All of Us Strong

By Tara Gary
When the coronavirus pandemic first started changing our lives, someone said to me that now is when we will see people’s true colors. This is a very true statement. After 9/11, I remember communities coming together. We were more cohesive and united. For the first time in my generation, we experienced something catastrophic and evil on American soil. This reminds me of that time. For the most part (as I expected), people are supporting one another, and I’ve heard and read about some truly touching stories as a result of this difficult situation.

Mambo’s Café Offers Authentic Cuban & Peruvian

By Joe Duffy
I’ve been indulging at Mambo’s Café since they premiered their preceding location in 2006. When I’ve sought to advocate outstanding Cuban restaurants in the region, I often overlook Mambo’s, not because they aren’t deserving, but because ninety percent of the time I order off the Peruvian side of the menu—forgetful that they are a great Cuban option.

Canton Street Beer Market: Welcome Y’all

By Tara Gary
One of my favorite things to do on a beautiful day is walk down Roswell’s lovely Canton Street. Another one of my favorite things is to drink beer. For the past few months, I had become most intrigued on my walks as to what was moving into the large corner space of the Vickers Roswell apartment building. Taps, taps, and more taps!

The Things We Did… When There Was Nothing to Do

By Di Chapman
Perhaps we’ve been released from our sheltering in place by the time this column appears, so I decided it would be fun to look at some of the things we did when there was nothing to do. Universally, I heard from my family and friends that the time sheltering was used for long overdue cleaning, organizing, and calling our mothers. There was washing the car more than a few times, polishing the high school Captain of the Football Team trophy, and dusting the vinyl collection. There was trying on our jeans from 2017 and contorting our torsos to button them. We all had things we did when there was nothing to do.

Planning Your Next Vacation

By Michael Consoli
There is no better time to make sure you are supporting the small businesses in your community than now. Under normal circumstances it’s the small businesses that truly make a large impact in our local economy and overall well-being. Small businesses bring us together. They provide a better economy by paying for advertising, employing our neighbors, and making contributions to our local schools and various charities. When small businesses suffer, we all suffer the effects in one way or another.

A North Fulton Patient Chronicles His COVID-19 Experience

For Chip Burger, it started on March 11 with an innocent cough. No fever, no flu-like symptoms, just a dry, irritating cough that kept the active, 59-year-old project manager working from home.

Steven Spielberg presents—BACK TO THE FUTURE—a Robert Zemeckis Film

By Britt Argo
As movie theaters are temporarily closed around the country, I wanted to highlight and recommend a great iconic movie to stream and watch at home. It’s the 35th anniversary of Back to the Future and a time to celebrate it again—the clock tower, the DeLorean, the flux capacitor, 88 miles per hour, two flaming tire tracks, 80s songs by Huey Lewis and the News, and of course the perfect casting: Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly), Christopher Lloyd (“Doc” Brown), Lea Thompson (Lorraine “Marty’s Mom”), Crispin Glover (George “Marty’s Dad”), and Thomas Wilson (Biff Tannen).

Inspired Living: Real People Taking Care of Real Moms and Dads

By Tara Gary
What do you do when emergency responders begin to know you on a first-name basis? Retired Lieutenant Colonel Larry White and his wife Shirley were living in a 55+ community in Tampa, Florida when Mr. White started having health complications, resulting in numerous falls and need of emergency assistance. They came to the conclusion that something had to change and decided to seek assisted living options.

COVID-19: Caring for Children

Just like adults, children may experience stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 outbreak. While handling strong emotions is a normal response to the crisis, parents and caregivers can play a vital role helping their children cope. With schools closed and more time at home, it’s important to keep your children healthy, feeling happy and engaged in school curriculum.

When It Comes to Your Health Every Second Counts

By Tara Gary
Have you or someone you know experienced the common symptoms of a heart attack—such as chest pain, pain in the left arm or shoulder, and shortness of breath? How about symptoms of stroke—such as numbness or the inability to move parts of the face, arm, or leg; slurred speech, confusion, headache with vomiting, or difficulty with vision?