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Pre-Teen Cancer Survivor Inspires Book Sale Fundraiser

Pre-Teen Cancer Survivor Inspires Book Sale Fundraiser

ALPHARETTA, GA -- It all started during a typical November weekend in Alpharetta's Dunmoor subdivision.

Samara Chasin, 12, and her mother Lisa watched their neighborhood's youth tennis team compete against the Horseshoe Bend team.

Nearby, 11-year-old Roswell resident Madie Dreesman cheered during her younger sister's match. A bandana covered Madie's hairless head.

In the car on the way home, Samara's eyes filled with tears. She asked her mother about the little girl with no hair.

Lisa had spoken with Madie and her mother during the match. She explained that Madie had cancer and was undergoing treatment, most likely chemotherapy.

Johns Creek Town Hall Meeting Dec. 16

Johns Creek Town Hall Meeting Dec. 16

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- On Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Perimeter Church (9500 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, 30097) and Mayor Mike Bodker will hold a "Conversations with the Community" town hall meeting.

The meeting will focus on priorities within the Johns Creek community, challenges in the current economy and the upcoming legislative session; however, all subjects will be welcome for discussion.

Participants are invited, though not required, to submit questions beforehand to the mayor via email.

School Board Announces December Community Meetings

School Board Announces December Community Meetings

FULTON COUNTY, GA -- Each member of the Fulton County Board of Education sponsors a monthly meeting open to all members of the community.

The sessions provide an opportunity for direct contact with community members and give board members a chance to listen to local issues and concerns.

Board members have set the following meeting dates for December:

District 1 (Linda Schultz)
Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 9:30 a.m.
Fulton Science Academy (1675 Hembree Road, Alpharetta, 30009)

District 2 (Katie Reeves)
Tuesday, Dec.

Are You Ready for Founders Day?

Are You Ready for Founders Day?

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- The Johns Creek Founders Day Parade will head down State Bridge Road on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 4.

Motorists should consider alternate routes from about 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The parade route will be closed in three stages from east to west until the 1.4-mile route between Morton and Kimball Bridge Roads is blocked off. Closings include side streets along the route.

The roadblocks will be lifted by 1:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.: State Bridge Road will be closed between East and West Morton Road. Morton Road is shaped like a horseshoe, with both sides crossing State Bridge.

Medlock Bridge Elementary Celebrates 20 Years

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Medlock Bridge Elementary School in Johns Creek celebrated its 20 years of excellence on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 18.

The celebration included a fantastic performance of "Gypsy in the Moonlight" by the student steel drum band and a choral performance of the brand new MBES school song, which was written by music teacher Craig Gendreau.

Among the special guest speakers were Dr. Cindy Loe, Superintendent of Fulton County Schools, and Mike Bodker, mayor of the City of Johns Creek. Honored guests also included many members of the Fulton County Schools community, Medlock Bridge parents and several MBES staff who have been with the school since it opened in 1990.

The first MBES student body transferred into the new school from temporary accommodations in portable classrooms at Dolvin Elementary School during the spring of 1991.

Wells Fargo Stagecoach Joins Founders Day Parade

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- The legendary Wells Fargo stagecoach will bring a touch of the Old West to Johns Creek in the fourth annual Johns Creek Founders Day Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4.

The stagecoach, pulled by a four- to six-horse team, harkens back to the 1860s, when stagecoaches carried passengers, mail and valuables from town to town across the Western U.S. It is patterned after the original designed by carriage-builder J. Stephens Abbott and master wheelwright Lewis Downing in Concord, New Hampshire.

The Wells Fargo stagecoach joins the No.

Public Invited to Share Thoughts on Georgia Public Education

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Everyone who is interested in learning more about public education in Georgia, or in making suggestions that may help Georgia lead the nation in improving student achievement, now has the opportunity to speak directly with a Board of Education member.

On Monday, Nov. 29, Robert "Buzz" Law of the Sixth Congressional District will lead an open public hearing at Autrey Mill Middle School (4110 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, 30022) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Teachers, parents, students and concerned citizens are invited to take part in this important event. Those wishing to speak at the meeting are asked to sign in when they arrive.

For more information, contact Jackie Clarke Dodd either via email or at 404-657-7410.