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Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s annual celebration of Older Americans Month includes an open invitation for seniors, their families and members of the community to participate in Community Days.

Each facility will host a Community Day as a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month, which is recognized in May.

The theme of this year’s celebration, “Get into the Act,” focuses on encouraging older adults to take charge of their health, engage in their communities, and have a positive impact on the lives of others. By promoting and engaging in activity, wellness, and inclusivity, more Americans than ever before can “Get into the Act.”

Michael Merlin named to Chairman’s Club at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Michael Merlin named to Chairman’s Club at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

ATLANTA -- Morgan Stanley announced that Michael Merlin, a managing director and financial advisor in its wealth management office in Atlanta has been named to the firm’s prestigious Chairman’s Club, an elite group composed of the firm’s top financial advisors.

The appointment recognizes Michael’s consistent creativity and excellence in providing a wide range of investment products and wealth management services to his clients.

Michael, who has been with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management since 1998, is an Atlanta native. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. Michael currently lives in Sandy Springs with his wife, Caren, and sons, Jonathan and Ryan.  

For more information about Morgan Stanley, please visit www.morganstanley.com.

Fulton County Commissioner Joan P. Garner Appointed to Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors

Fulton County Commissioner Joan P. Garner Appointed to Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors

On February 4, 2015, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners appointed Commissioner Joan P. Garner, District 4, to serve on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

 

“I am truly honored to have the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta BeltLine,” stated Commissioner Joan P. Garner. “This is an exciting time to be part of an endeavor that will enhance and connect the communities located along the BeltLine in District 4.” 

Members of the Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors shall initially serve staggered terms of two (2) years and after the initial terms have expired, serve for a term of four (4) years (subject to the concurrent service requirements set forth herein).

 

Leadership Sandy Springs invites Peter Kageyama to speak on building community

Leadership Sandy Springs invites Peter Kageyama to speak on building community

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Peter Kageyama, an internationally recognized author and speaker, is coming to dialogue with Sandy Springs with citizens in an event called "Live, Love, Lead...Sandy Springs" about how to build an emotionally engaged city doing ordinary things and, often, through inexpensive means. Kageyama is interested in Sandy Springs’ story and recognizes the city’s potential for becoming an even more liveable, loveable place to live and work.

New Monasticism leader to speak at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church

New Monasticism leader to speak at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- On Sunday, Feb. 1, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church will host author, social activist, and visionary leader Shane Claiborne. The public is welcome to attend.

Claiborne, a founder of the Simple Way community in inner-city Philadelphia, is one of the most well-known thinkers in The New Monasticism—a movement that emphasizes, among other things, communal life, hospitality, contemplative lives, and practical engagement of the poor.

Claiborne will preach at Holy Innocents’ during the 9 and 11:15 a.m. services. At the 10:15 a.m. Faith Forum, he will speak about the “Marks of a New Monasticism,” which addresses topics such as racial reconciliation and community living.

“Let’s move beyond complaining about the Church we see, and let start becoming the Church we dream of,” Claiborne has said.

Personal Safety Tips

Personal Safety Tips

By Greg Norred, CEO, Norred & Associates

Over the course of your life, the chances of being the victim of a crime are at least one in three, higher if you live in a large city, and higher still if you’re a woman. The criminal’s objective is to maximize gain and minimize risk, and he’ll usually pick the easiest target with the most to offer. Given these odds, it pays to take precautions by following some basic safety rules:

Former Decatur mayor shares tips on building community in Sandy Springs

Former Decatur mayor shares tips on building community in Sandy Springs

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Leadership Sandy Springs (LSS) presented their twice annual Breakfast Buzz event November 5 at Morgan Falls Café featuring keynote speaker former Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd.

Attended by local community leaders and LSS alumni and guests, Floyd spoke from his long-term experience on economic development and how it can be used as an effective tool for building small businesses, great restaurants and desirable residential properties. In line with LSS’ theme of Building Community, Floyd shared his experiences in fostering collaboration between the rich Decatur culture of businesses, volunteers, and the arts community.