25 Apr, 2019

PEACHY KEEN IN THE LONE STAR STATE

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The Texas Hill Country abounds with sweet peaches and more

The peach orchards around Fredericksburg boast varieties that ripen from early spring to late fall. Courtesy Fredericksburg CVB

STORY: H.M. Cauley

Georgia is the Peach State, though neighboring South Carolina produces more of them, and California grows more than those two southern states put together. So it may come as a bit of a shock to […]

25 Apr, 2019

A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

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When it comes to movie night, The Springs Cinema & Taphouse wants area residents to enjoy an experience as comfortable and familiar as what they’d have at home.

At the new Springs Cinema & Taphouse, moviegoers can enjoy amenities such as craft beers and fully reclining seats.

BY: Karon Warren

As part of a $2.5 million renovation, the cineplex, formerly the Lefont Sandy Springs, now offers […]

25 Apr, 2019

SAY CIAO TO CHOWTIME

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Cibo e Beve is your Italian-American home away from home

Warm earth tones and token reminders of Italy grace Cibo e Beve’s welcoming dining room.

STORY: Rebecca Cha
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Eyeing an order of the Cibo meatballs? They’re magnifico!

Having spent a quarter of my life traveling Italy with the sole purpose of consuming cibo e […]

25 Apr, 2019

SEEING THE WORLD

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Local ophthalmologist gives the gift of sight to those in need

Dr. Alan Benedict volunteers his services and supplies to help people in under served countries with vision related issues.

BY: Mickey Goodman

In 2005, Buckhead resident Dr. Alan Benedict read an article in a medical journal about Surgical Eye Expeditions International (SEE International) and how it was seeking ophthalmologists and medical personnel to volunteer in […]

25 Apr, 2019

ENDURING HEARTS BOURBON GALA & AUCTION

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More than 400 people gathered recently at The Stave Room at American Spirit Works for the fourth annual Bourbon Gala & Auction benefiting the Marietta-based nonprofit Enduring Hearts.

Emceed by WSBTV news anchor Fred Blankenship, the event featured a performance by local singer/songwriter Alex Guthrie (whom you might recognize from his duet with Jennifer Hudson in a Nationwide Insurance commercial), whiskey and bourbon tastings, and a live auction […]

25 Apr, 2019

BOB AND BETTY EDGE

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These arts enthusiasts are marking 50 years of marriage and philanthropy.

STORY: H.M. Cauley

This September, Bob and Betty Edge will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, and while the traditional gift for that milestone is something gold, the Buckhead couple has received something even more precious: The Forward Arts Foundation recently renamed its grants for emerging artists “The Edge Award” in their honor.

The distinction is a nod to […]

25 Apr, 2019

DYNAMIC DUOS

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THE ATLANTANS PROVING THAT TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

History has seen plenty of powerful pairs: Franklin and Eleanor, Laurel and Hardy, Simon and Garfunkel, Venus and Serena, Barbie and Ken. Each was notable in his or her own right but were even better and badder together. Here are six awesome local pairings keeping up the tradition.

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25 Apr, 2019

LAUREN AND EMILIE SCALISE

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These enterprising teens, along with their older sister, tackled raising money for cancer rehabilitation in honor of their mother.

STORY: Mickey Goodman

When Stephanie Scalise was diagnosed with breast cancer, the news hit her daughters, Samantha, Lauren and Emilie, particularly hard. Ages 15, 13 and 11 at the time, the three Galloway School students were all too aware of the ferocity of the disease.

They knew life for their […]

25 Apr, 2019

ARTSBRIDGE FOUNDATION OVERTURE GALA

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One of the highlights of this year’s ArtsBridge Foundation Overture Gala was a surprise appearance by acclaimed singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth.

Set to perform a concert later that night at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, which gala attendees each received a ticket to, Chenoweth came out in blue jeans and hair curlers and chatted up the crowd seated in the adjoining ballroom as they enjoyed […]

25 Apr, 2019

PEOPLE PLEASER

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AS THE FACE OF AMERICAN CUT, MIT AMIN’S JOB IS TO MAKE GUESTS HAPPY

FUN FACT: Amin wears a red rose on his lapel every day to distinguish himself and break the ice with guests.

STORY: Carly Cooper
PHOTO: Heidi Geldhauser

Mit Amin is the face of LDV Hospitality, the parent company of American Cut steakhouse in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. And yes, “face” is his real […]