SAVING OCEANS AND WATERWAYS

South Moon Under owners Patricia Darrow Smith and Michael Smith support clean beaches and waterways.

South Moon Under owners Patricia Darrow Smith and Michael Smith support clean beaches and waterways.

Retail store supports national environmental nonprofit

BY: Mickey Goodman

South Moon Under, a national fashion retailer with locations in Shops Around Lenox, Ponce City Market and Avalon, celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer with continued support of […]

DRIVE SAFE, DRIVE SMART

Lauren Winborne of SteerSmart teaches teens to make safe choices on the road.

Lauren Winborne of SteerSmart teaches teens to make safe choices on the road.

Steering young drivers in the right direction

BY: Mickey Goodman

When the first of Lauren Winborne’s six children was old enough to get a driver’s license, she was haunted by memories of friends who had died in serious car accidents while […]

VETERAN VOLUNTEER

Cheryl Brown Sykes was recently honored for her service by the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women.

Cheryl Brown Sykes was recently honored for her service by the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women.

A local resident’s commitment to improving communities

BY: Mickey Goodman

Cheryl Brown Sykes of Sandy Springs was raised to use her talents to help others and her aim has always been to make […]

GIRLS ROCK

Taking it outdoors for female empowerment

Through Prissy Tomboy Athletics, Tracey Pearson (left) and Jennifer White are committed to building strong young women.

Through Prissy Tomboy Athletics, Tracey Pearson (left) and Jennifer White are committed to building strong young women.

BY: Mickey Goodman

In 2014, Brookhaven residents Jennifer White and Tracey Pearson decided to launch Prissy Tomboy Athletics to encourage preteen and teenage girls ages 8 to […]

LOCAL HERO

Creating precious memories for cancer families

Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation founder Jon Albert has never turned away a deserving family.

Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation founder Jon Albert has never turned away a deserving family.

BY: Mickey Goodman

Scores of organizations provide support for cancer patients, but the Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation (JAJF) is the only nonprofit that offers […]

SOMETHING TO CHEW ON

Local eatery’s monthly special supports various nonprofits

Every month, Mimmo Alboumeh of Red Pepper Taquería donates proceeds from specified items to area charities.

Every month, Mimmo Alboumeh of Red Pepper Taquería donates proceeds from specified items to area charities.

BY: Mickey Goodman

When Mimmo Alboumeh, chef-owner of Red Pepper Taquería restaurants, […]

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 […]