Doodle Adventures: The Search for Slimy Space Slugs - Workman Publishing - BSA 0916

Atlanta-based illustrator and Professor of Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta Mike Lowery knows the power behind a good, old-fashioned doodle. Lowery recently released Doodle Adventures: The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs!, the first book in his Doodle Adventures series. Young readers begin the fun fantasy by drawing themselves into the story, then following prompts to add more illustrations and doodles as they go. Once they reach the end, they’ll have a tale all their own.

Details: $12.95,

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Halloween Costume - BSA 0916

Monsters, princesses, witches and ghosts alike are invited to race through historic neighborhoods at the eighth annual Spooktacular Chase 10K/5K on October 15. Conquer the notorious haunting hills at this Peachtree Road Race qualifier in support of nonprofit Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia (VRS), which provides services to blind/visually impaired Georgians in 31 counties.

Details: Cobb Park across from Campbell High School;

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Atmasphere - BSA 0916

Atmasphere is Atlanta’s newest purpose-driven lifestyle studio, practicing mindfulness through yoga, meditation and cycling. According to the 2016 Yoga in America Study conducted by Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance, 79 percent of yogis complement their practices with other forms of exercise such as running, cycling and weight-lifting. New attendees can sign up to enjoy their first class for free.

Details: 3097 Piedmont Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305;

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Madison James - BSA 0816

Warmer temps can often motivate us to get more active, but sometimes we need an extra push to stay on track.  The advanced technology of a fitness tracker might help. I love the newest addition to the Fitbit line, the Fitbit Alta™. The Alta is sleek and fashionable and tracks daily fitness goals while sporting serious style. My favorite feature is the Bluetooth-enabled text alert. The Fitbit Alta starts at around $130; it’s perfect for all fitness levels and the interchangeable bands give great options for different looks.


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Revolution Gelato - BSA 0916

East Atlanta Village gets another wave of cool now that Revolution Gelato has set up shop. The award-winning gelato maker has opened its first brick-and-mortar and will donate three percent of all store revenues to Wholesome Wave, a local nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to healthy, locally grown food.  Revolution’s opening menu features six flavors, including their signature Nekkid Espresso, plus plenty of dairy-free, vegan and organic topping options.

Details: 477 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30316;

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Back-to-school time brings hectic schedules, early wake-up calls and new levels of stress. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Strong4Life team has tips to help smooth out the bumps.

Stress: Have regular school conversations to ease your student’s comfort level. Know their teachers’ expectations and what’s on their daily agenda.

Routines: Establish solid routines for early morning, after school and bedtime. Encourage after-school outdoor playtime to release energy, and make it a rule not to have any screen-time until all homework is complete.

Nutrition: Kids who start their day with a nutritionally balanced breakfast have better overall school performance. Try make-ahead recipes that can be served easily in the morning rush.


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Atlanta Community Food Bank - BSA 0916

September is Hunger Action Month, raising awareness about hunger and food insecurity in our community. To learn more and get involved, contact the Atlanta Community Food Bank.



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Sips N Stilettos - Ben Robi - BSA 0816

Sip, strut and shop for a cause a Sips and Stilettos hosted by Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta ambassador and multimedia personality Madison James. Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the October 16 event features exclusive shopping from Bally and a reveal of the latest collection from breast cancer survivor Tracy Nicole.  A percentage of proceeds will directly benefit Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta.


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Dr. Byron Long, MDDr. Byron Long - BSA 0916

Marietta Eye Clinic | 770-427-8111

Dr. Byron Long is a board certified Ophthalmologist who specializes in Oculoplastics. He performs plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and surrounding areas. He is an expert injector of Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport, as well as a wide variety of fillers for facial wrinkles. Dr. Long was one of only twelve recipients of Oculoplastic fellowships offered in the United States each year. He completed a two year fellowship at the world-renowned Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, and joined Marietta Eye Clinic in 2001.

As one ages, the eyelids and the muscles supporting them weaken, causing the upper eyelids to droop. At Marietta Eye Clinic Dr. Long can help solve these types of problems in our Oculoplastic Center.

Dr. Long Before and After - BSA 0916

Eyelid surgery, such as upper lid blepharoplasty, can help rejuvenate the eyelids making patients look more alert, less tired and refreshed. Severely sagging skin around your eyes can inhibit your peripheral vision. A blepharoplasty can reduce or eliminate these problems and make your eyes appear younger and better rested. Special testing can be performed to determine if a patient qualifies for insurance coverage. If insurance coverage is not an option, Dr. Long also offers this procedure cosmetically. A cosmetic lower lid blepharoplasty can be performed by Dr. Long to lessen the excess fat which protrudes, causing bags under the eyes. If a patient presents with both conditions, the two procedures can be done at the same time for optimal results.

The surgeries that Dr. Long performs are done on an outpatient basis at the Marietta Eye Surgery Center attached to his office. Please feel free to call TODAY to schedule an Oculoplastic consultation with Dr. Long.

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Robert A. Colgrove, Jr, MDDr. Robert Colgrove - BSA 0916

Vinings Surgery Center | 770.955.9000

Are diet and exercise not giving you the smooth, sleek tummy you desire? If you feel you have a little too much fat or excess skin in your abdomen that won’t diminish even though you eat right and stay active, you may want to consider an abdominoplasty, popularly referred to as a “tummy tuck.”  This procedure flattens your abdomen by removing extra fat and skin, and tightening muscles in your abdominal wall creating a profile that is smoother and firmer.

For most tummy tuck procedures, you will be given a general anesthetic. When beginning the procedure, an incision will be made just under your pubic line that goes from hip to hip.  A second incision is made around the belly button.  The skin is then lifted and the abdominal muscles are surgically repaired.  The skin is pulled down and the excess skin is removed. Generally, liposuction is also used to remove excess fat. This will create a more flat, toned-looking stomach.

Dr. Colgrove Before and After - BSA 0916

Dr. Robert A. Colgrove, Jr. has been in practice for over 30 years, and he is one of Atlanta’s most sought after plastic surgeons for women wanting a tummy tuck.  With his advanced surgical knowledge and experience, you can trust you are in excellent hands.  Call today to set up your free consultation, and let Dr. Colgrove help you attain the body you’ve always desired!

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