Archive for September 2012

How to have more energy and strength

Nutrition is a big influencer of daily energy, along with sleep and exercise.  Food can fuel our energy needs or cause us to run on empty. One area that is often overlooked or used incorrectly is the consumption of protein.  Here is a great article with fast facts about protein. My personal protein favorites are hemp…

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Alpharetta Brew Moon Fest

Why just go to a restaurant or bar for tasty food and spirits when you can take the party outside? The 2nd Annual Alpharetta Brew Moon Fest combines good brew, good wine, and good food with a seriously fun street party! Get together with friends, family, and neighbors as you enjoy the delicious brew, wine,…

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What to Do When Your Kids Return to the Nest

Since the collapse of the housing bubble and the subsequent blow to the economy, many kids that should be flying the coop are instead returning to roost. A recent Wall Street Journal article report that, a rising number of kids in their 20s are returning home following college, due to college debt and decreased hiring…

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Support the Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation at the “Red and Blue Cook for You”

The Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation supports the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety and is dedicated to creating and maintaining high public safety for Alpharetta citizens. Our Department of Public Safety is definitely something we should support as residents of Alpharetta. The department is dedicated to providing a coordinated, effective emergency response service as well as…

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Apple Becomes Biggest Company in U.S.—Ever

A recent Wall Street Journal reports that Apple Inc. has become the biggest U.S. company in history, surpassing Microsoft Corp. for the top spot based on stock-market value. At $623.52 billion, Apple now exhibits monetarily its enormous influence on the economy and pop culture. Its stock market value beats Microsoft’s record closing high of $616.34…

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Alpharetta Tour de Pink

Join the hundreds of participants fighting breast cancer this fall at the YSC Tour de Pink. The bike ride will benefit the Young Survival Coalition, an organization that works to raise awareness of breast cancer and provide resources and support to young women diagnosed with cancer. Last year’s ride raised almost $300,000 for local programs,…

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Non-profits and funding: how charities can maintain financial viability, both in the short- and long-term

Non-profit organizations are faced with continuous economic uncertainty and rapidly shifting donor attitudes. They are struggling to maintain financial viability and secure permanence, stability, and strength for their organization over the short-term and long-term. More than ever, as the challenges abound and multiply, charities are looking for answers and solutions to cementing their standing and…

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Northside Hospital’s Movies in the Park

In Alpharetta, it’s rarely a challenge to find family-friendly events, which is a blessing for those that have younger children (including myself). An upcoming event that will be great for the whole family is the Northside Hospital’s Movies in the Park. On September 29th, you and your kids can watch Ice Age 4: Continental Drift…

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European Market in Alpharetta

Big tents aren’t just for circuses anymore! This September, you’ll be able to find treasures under the big tents covering Milton Ave.  Alpharetta is offering a European Market right in our own little corner of the world. Experience the wonder of European-style shopping as you browse goods from local artisans offering fashion items, gifts, art,…

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Money, Wealth, Family, and Generosity

Money is not bad.  It is not wrong to have it.  This idea is contrary to popular media of course that points the finger at the “evil one percent,” or “evil three percent” however you choose to look at it. The bible gives a great story about the rich person Jesus met along the road…

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