By Debra Boice As I was drawing while watching the black and white movie made in 1938 Lost Horizon, I was fascinated by the story. It is about a plane crash in the Himalayas. The passengers survive and make their way in a blizzard walking blindly.. And are somehow led to an opening in the… Continue reading Young At Heart
Happy Easter! ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT times of the year for Christianity is Eastertime. Most of us know what happened on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. But what’s MAUNDY THURSDAY? Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter, the day when Jesus celebrated his final Passover with His disciples. Most notably, that was the night… Continue reading Alleluia – Happy Easter!
By Debra Boice NOW THAT I’M A SENIOR member of this planet, I’ve learned through experience that it’s important to let go of any old ideas, people, places and things that do not serve me at the moment. At various times in my life I have realized all the old programming needs to be rebooted,… Continue reading Young at Heart
I’m not much of a planner. Invitations which require my commitment beyond a couple of weeks into the future get put into my “maybe” file. Although I admit - and those closest to me would agree - that I’m a little extreme about living in the present, it is pretty common that most people fail… Continue reading Natural Burials – Milton Fields
ONE OF OUR MOST FAVORITE LOCAL non-profits is Milton-based Children’s Charities, Inc. Founded by two local businesswomen, CC was established because the duo sought to make a meaningful difference in their own community by funding some of the greatest needs of local children. Their efforts have snowballed, and now a vast network of enthusiastic volunteers… Continue reading #givelocal
IN JANUARY, THE CITY OF MILTON purchased a large piece of property for $5 million, which until very recently was the Milton Country Club golf course. Plans are being discussed on how best to utilize the area for residents. “We’ve not only prevented the possible development of 51 additional homes, but we’re forever preserving 137… Continue reading 137 More Acres of Greenspace for Milton
enAble of Georgia - partnering with GA Community Support and Solutions (GCCS) - will be holding it's 30th annual Gala on April 21 at the new Hotel at Avalon. A collaboration of individuals and organizations have worked to make this a spectacular event which raises funds for the enAble of GA Foundation. The evening is being… Continue reading enAble of Georgia Gala
TWICE EACH YEAR - Memorial Day Weekend and Veterans Day, white markers bearing the names and the conflict in which local deceased veterans served are displayed along Milton’s busiest roads. Any deceased veteran of a Milton family is qualified to be honored with a marker. When the City of Milton was formed in 2006, Bill… Continue reading Thank You for Your Service!
TASTE OF ALPHARETTA HAS BECOME an annual tradition for festival goers, food connoisseurs and families, who will be able to sample cuisine from over 50 top restaurants. Sample delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts from the top chefs in town. Enjoy culinary demonstrations, activities for all ages and live entertainment. Participating restaurants will not accept cash (tickets… Continue reading Taste of Alpharetta
We’re serious about beer here. Not just any beer - but GOOD BEER. Ever since local legislation relaxed the rules, more breweries are bottling custom beers in North Fulton. It’s no wonder the trend appears to be swinging from bourbon back to beer - good beer. Three beer and wine events kick off this Spring,… Continue reading In Search of the Best Good Beer
MILTON THEATRE COMPANY IS a dynamic, creative, award-winning, public high school theatre company that produces several shows throughout the school year. The students perform One Act productions, a Musical, Improv shows and a spring Cirque production which impresses audiences. The Directors are committed to excellence in the theatre arts and work tirelessly to educate their… Continue reading Milton Theatre Company
THE CAMBRIDGE THESPIANS ATTENDED the 2018 GA Thespian Conference (ThesCon) in Columbus, GA in early February with 5,200 other Georgia high school theatre students. The students received the Silver Honor- which is based on community service and outstanding theatre. They were recognized in the Freestyle category for their outstanding original play and performance of The Businessman,… Continue reading Cambridge Thespians
By Danielle Bartling PURPLE IS THE NEW BLACK AT PLANET FITNESS (PF), which opened its 3rd area fitness center in late 2017. Since 2015, its Milton location (13071 Hwy 9) has been welcoming members and their guests with bright colors, friendly faces, pristine / open space, and state-of-the-art equipment. An upbeat staff contributes to the… Continue reading Planet Fitness’ Fresh Perspective
Eat Out(side)! Dine al fresco this Spring! A quick list of restaurants that offer outside seating: 850° F Barpizza Alpine Bakery & Trattoria Antico Pizza Napoletana Branch & Barrel Brine Seafood Shack Butcher and Brew CANS Taqueria Ceviche Taqueria Chuys Colletta Dos Margaritas Four Fat Cows Grand Champion BBQ La Casa Italian Grill MADE Kitchen… Continue reading Eat Out(side)!
GET OUT(side)! This time of year we are given every reason and opportunity to get outside and DO SOMETHING. Some of us (me) go into a subtle social hibernation mode beginning in November, so when March hits we feel a spring in our step. Spring and Fall are what we like to call STREET PARTY… Continue reading Get Out(side)!
The Spring 2018 issue of Milton Life features a terrific cover story about Milton's Planet Fitness which is humbly converting non-traditional gym joiners into raving fitness fans. Click Here to read the magazine online or pick up a copy at over 225+ local businesses, restaurants and professional offices in 30004 and 30009. Enjoy! And, happy… Continue reading Spring 2018 Issue of Milton Life
Publisher's Letter Spring 2018 Hi there! Something funny happened on the way to finishing up this issue - a couple of themes emerged we weren’t expecting or planning. It is apparent to me we have very generous neighbors who give massive amounts of their time and resources to a number of local charities. Every time… Continue reading Publisher’s Letter
Enjoy a variety of 6-8 rotating food trucks and music Thursdays through the summer from 5pm to 9pm at Old Roswell Street. Stroll the streets, eat delicious food, listen to some great music and kick off each weekend a little early! Live music for Food Truck Alley the last Thursdays of the month is sponsored… Continue reading Local Band Revel in Romance to Play at Food Truck Thursday in downtown Alpharetta
Ongoing Events This Summer FOOD TRUCK ALLEY Every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., April 13 thru October 19, Weekly gathering will take place on Old Roswell Street with a variety of rotating food trucks, music, and fun children's activities. Approximately six to eight food trucks will roll out some amazing eats with seating… Continue reading Summer 2017 Calendar of Events
Alpharetta might not be known first for her music scene; but that’s just because we like to keep it hushed. We prefer to keep our local music to ourselves. But fame is sneaking up on us as regional and national media take notice of the eclectic selection of musical talent and unique venues within our… Continue reading Summer 2017 Music Scene in Alpharetta