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Local Designer Selected for ADAC Exhibit

Local Designer Selected for ADAC Exhibit

Kennesaw resident Linda Castle, ASID, owner of Decorated Designs, has been selected for a new exhibit at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. "ADAC: Behind the Windows" is a six-month installation that pairs ADAC showrooms with local interior designers to create displays showcasing their talent.

The exhibit is one of many special events surrounding the opening of ADAC to the public on Oct. 1. The Atlanta Decorative Arts Center is located in Buckhead's Peachtree Hills neighborhood. It is open Monday through Friday.

Consul General of Ireland in Atlanta visits Riverwood

Consul General of Ireland in Atlanta visits Riverwood

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Several classes of Riverwood social studies students were treated to a visit by the Consul General of Ireland in Atlanta Paul Gleeson on Monday, September 24, 2012.

Mr. Gleeson spoke to RICS International Studies and AP Human Geography students about how they seek to build exciting and innovative relationships in business, science, culture and education for a new generation, followed by a Q & A session.

Having opened in early 2011, the Consulate represents Ireland’s first office in the American South and the first new U.S. Consulate since the 1930’s.

'Library Dragon Returns' — to Holy Innocents' Episcopal School

'Library Dragon Returns' — to Holy Innocents' Episcopal School

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- For one evening this week, Holy Innocents' Episcopal School's Curtis Library will be transformed into the fictional library at Sunrise Elementary for the launch of a new book by acclaimed children's author Carmen Agra Deedy. Return of the Library Dragon, from Peachtree Publishers (sequel to Peachtree's wildly popular The Library Dragon), is the story of the fiery librarian Miss Lotty, who is retiring from guarding books after 557 years of faithful service. Just before Miss Lotty leaves her post, disaster strikes! Someone has ordered all books removed from the library and replaced with machines!

It's enough to make Lotty feel a bit, well... dragon-like.

When the librarian bursts into a fiery rage, only one thing can make her shed her scales: assurance that someone will fight to keep her precious books in the hands of Sunrise’s children.

Amen Clinic opens in Sandy Springs

Amen Clinic opens in Sandy Springs

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A renowned psychiatrist has opened his newest clinic near Atlanta's Pill Hill.

Dr. Daniel G. Amen's latest Amen Clinic is now located at 5901-C Peachtree Dunwoody Road in Sandy Springs.

Amen Clinics specialize in providing accurate diagnoses and effective treatments for a variety of psychiatric conditions, including ADHD, addictions and memory issues.

The clinics also use revolutionary initiatives to help business employees optimize their brains and improve productivity, lower absenteeism, foster morale and create an overall healthy work environment.

"I selected Atlanta (for my next clinic) because it is a gateway to the Southeast and it's emerging as a global health center," Amen said in a statement. "For anyone struggling to find an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment, or for those who just want to optimize their brain function, the Amen Clinics offer demonstrated success."

North Fulton Chamber hosts forum on Connect 400

North Fulton Chamber hosts forum on Connect 400

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce hosted a breakfast forum last week for regional transportation leaders to discuss MARTA's Connect 400 Transit Initiative.

About 90 people attended the forum. Attendees included business and community leaders in the GA 400 corridor, according to Chamber spokeswoman Debbie Ryals.

Connect 400 is an 18-month study that covers GA 400 from northbound Interstate 285 to McGinnis Ferry Road in Johns Creek.

"This study is a huge step toward advancing exploration of new transportation alternatives in this market," Ann Hanlon, COO of the North Fulton Community Improvement District, said in a statement.

Rylas said Connect 400 will identify the GA 400 corridor's needs and look at alternatives that will allow smoother sailing for all drivers. The Chamber's forum gathered input about the corridor's transportation needs from the local leaders in attendance.

CaraVita founder named Small Business Person of the Year

CaraVita founder named Small Business Person of the Year

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Beth Cayce is the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Person of the Year.

The honor is awarded annually to the most outstanding business executive in North Fulton County.

Cayce is the founder and CEO of CavaVita Home Care in Roswell. CaraVita provides in-home care services for more than 16,000 seniors in metro Atlanta, according to the chamber.

"I am honored to be named Small Business Person of the Year by the GNFCC and consider the award a reflection of the excellent work of my entire team," Cayce said after receiving her honor. "For CaraVita, the goal has always been to help the families of Roswell and north metro Atlanta meet the challenges of caregiving. We've worked tirelessly to help seniors achieve and maintain independence wherever possible."

Cayce received the award during the chamber's August Eggs & Enterprise breakfast.

Children's author coming to Heards Ferry ES

Children's author coming to Heards Ferry ES

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A renowned children's author is planning a visit to Heards Ferry Elementary School.

Kevin Henkes will be at the school on Friday, Aug. 31, where he will speak to students and promote his latest book, Penny and Her Doll. The book follows Penny as she tries to think of a name for the new doll her grandmother sent her in the mail.

Henkes has won many awards for his books, which he both writes and illustrates. He even received the 2005 Caldecott Medal, one of the most distinguished awards for illustrations, for Kitten's First Full Moon.

Henkes' visit to Heards Ferry is sponsored by Little Shop of Stories in Decatur.