REMEMBERING CAREY CARTER

A beloved local hairdresser leaves a legacy of giving

STORY: Mickey Goodman

When Carey Carter, co-owner of the Carter- Barnes on Paces hair salon, failed to show up for work Jan. 3, the staff knew something was terribly wrong, because Carter prided himself on never arriving late for a client’s appointment. Equally disturbing, he didn’t answer his cellphone. Fearing the worst, Kyla Edwards, the salon manager; her husband, […]

WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WAY

Buckhead Coalition provides free legal forms

Glasses and pen with a Last Will and Testament

BY: Mickey Goodman

When pop star Prince died back in 2016 without an estate plan, the six potential heirs to his reported $200 million fortune were left in legal limbo. “We didn’t want that to happen to anyone over 18 living in Buckhead, and decided to come up with a solution,” […]

HELPING TEENS FIND THEIR GROOVE

Coach Foundation sponsors mentoring program for girls

Left to right: Step Up CEO Jenni Luke with Step Up girls Nayai, Autumn and Bryonna at the recent Lenox Square Coach store event.

BY: Mickey Goodman

To kick off the Atlanta Step Up program that helps young girls reach their potential, the Coach store at Lenox Square hosted an event for students from underserved area high schools and […]

LOCAL DENTIST RIGHTS A WRONG

Giving free dental care to Holocaust survivors

Valery Kats (right) is one of the Holocaust survivors who received free dental services from Dr. Michael Friedman.

BY: Mickey Goodman

The number of Holocaust survivors dwindles each year, but those still living continue to face hardships. One of their major issues is a lack of proper dental care, the result of sustained malnutrition during World War II, little […]

VALUING VOLUNTEERISM

Voya employees devote time to helping others

Voya employees Carl Thompson, Christine Hurtsellers and Tania Evans (left to right) are just three of the volunteers who participate in the company’s annual Day of Service.

On May 15, Voya Investment Management in Sandy Springs and Voya Financial offices nationwide will shut their doors for the day so employees can spend time serving others. “In Atlanta, 400 […]

LIVING AND LEARNING CONSERVATION

Providing student hands on study in a cloud forest

Alex Reynolds, executive director of Siempre Verde, leads students out of the classroom and into the cloud forest for hands-on learning.

Twenty-five years ago, The Lovett School in Buckhead purchased 825 acres in the cloud forest of Ecuador to create a protective preserve and research center where students could study tropical conservation. They named it Siempre […]

HELPING HANDS

Knitting blankets for Grady babies

The Lenbrook knitters and sewers include, from left, Adrianne Hill, Kay Martens, Nancy Shurford, Gloria Garrett, Ursula Teeuw and Pat Schneider.

Every Monday afternoon at Lenbrook, a Buckhead retirement community, women ranging in age from 65 to 90 gather to knit, crochet or sew baby blankets and caps for new arrivals at Grady Memorial Hospital. Over the last 20 years, […]

Women on a Mission

Orthopedic surgeons change lives

Volunteer Sylvia Tylka with a grateful patient at a hospital in the Congo.

Volunteer Sylvia Tylka with a grateful patient at a hospital in the Congo.

Buckhead resident Sylvia Tylka became involved with Women Orthopaedist Global Outreach (WOGO) when her daughter’s best friend, Dr. Robyn Hakanson, helped found the organization to provide free reconstruction procedures in under served countries. An intrepid Atlanta […]

Everything Is Swell

Creating a socially conscious business

Brooke Henze donates a portion of the sales from her Sandy Springs store, The Swell Shop, to local children's charities.

Brooke Henze donates a portion of the sales from her Sandy Springs store, The Swell Shop, to local children’s charities.

When Brooke Henze of Sandy Springs decided to launch her own online business, Swell Forever, she wanted it to be unique […]

Turning Tragedy Into Triumph

Continuing a local teen’s legacy

The late Summer Dale poses with Josiah Darden, one of the patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta who received a gift funded by the charity founded in Summer's name.

The late Summer Dale poses with Josiah Darden, one of the patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta who received a gift funded by the charity founded in Summer’s name.

On a Sunday […]