Friday, January 4, 2013
Big Apple Circus will set up its big top tent in Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre's parking lot in February 2013.
The circus is coming to town! Yes, Big Apple Circus will be in Alpharetta from Feb.1-17, setting up the big top in Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre's parking lot. Alpharetta City Council had to approve the special event because it will be held for more than four days. The one-ring circus will have shows twice a day, with no Monday performances. Worried about the weather? Don't, circus officials say, because the big top tent will be climate controlled. Tickets are priced between $20 and $60 at the Big Apple Circus site, but look for promotional opportunities to get discounts. Tom Larson, vice president and general manager of Big Apple Circus, said it is a nonprofit that presents its shows in a very intimate setting, a very theatrical, European…
Monday, June 4, 2012
The charity ride benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation rolled out from North Point Mall Sunday morning.
More than 550 motorcycles gathered in Alpharetta on Sunday morning, June 3, all gathered for charity. It was the 29th annual Ride for Kids benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The bikers rode out from the North Point Mall parking lot to Lumpkin County High School in Dahlonega. Terry Geitner, the National Ride Manager for The Ride for Kids, said that this was a very special ride because, "beleive it or not, Atlanta was the birthplace for The Ride for Kids." The organization has grown immensely and currently stages 40 rides all over the United States to raise money and awareness for pediatric brain tumor treatments and research. The "Stars" for the ride were several children who are in various stages of treatment and recovery for…
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The following arrest information was supplied by the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. It does not indicate a conviction.
A front desk clerk at LA Fitness in Alpharetta saw a man exit the building and enter a black Infinity parked in front of the building. After sitting in the vehicle for a few minutes, the man returned to the building, walking straight into the men's locker room. A little while later, the man once again went out to the parking lot, getting into a Volvo this time. A few minutes later he was heading back into the locker room. The clerk called Alpharetta police, and the suspect was arrested inside the fitness center. A search of his backpack revealed his Georgia ID card, wallet, some cash and a pair of bolt cutters. The suspect said the bolt cutters were for work, but he also said he was unemployed. Antrone T. Hughes, 32, of Roswell, was …
Friday, May 25, 2012
The first phase of the mixed-used development in Alpharetta will open in April 2014.
North American Properties announced the construction timeline and the first seven tenants for Avalon, its mixed-use development at Old Milton and Westside parkways, off Ga. 400. The first phase of Avalon will begin construction this fall and take approximately 18 months, with the grand opening now scheduled for April 5, 2014, according to the official statement released Thursday night. That's a bit more than five months later than its original timeline, but it took time before Alpharetta City Council unanimously approve the master plan. The Atlanta Business Chronicle reported on tenants after Mark Toro, North American Properties managing partner, returned from the International Council of Shopping Centers' conference. "We are proud to …
Friday, May 18, 2012
The buck stops here. Buck-A-Burger at Harry's Farmers Market Whole Foods, that is!
Friday, May 18, 2012
Harry’s Farmers Market’s popular Buck-A-Burger one-day sale is back today, Friday, May 18. Ready-to-grill, quarter pound burgers are on sale for just $1 each. It’s a great chance to stock up on patties to please the party-goers at your Memorial Day cookout. Whether you’re a master griller or just getting started, Whole Foods Market offers the tips and tricks you need to grill with the best of ‘em. Check out the store's online Guide to Grilling, or visit the Meat Facebook page to get in the spirit. All of Whole Foods Market’s beef comes from suppliers rated by Global Animal Partnership’s 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating™ program, so you know how the animals were raised for the meat you’re buying. All burgers meet the strict Whole Foods quality …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Bill Hamilton bikes from his home in Roswell to his job in Alpharetta every day.
It's National Bike to Work Week, but Roswell's own Bill Hamilton doesn't need a special week to ride - he does it every day. Hamilton commutes the 9.5 miles from his Roswell home to the LexisNexis office in Alpharetta on his bike nearly every day. There are plenty of cycling benefits that appeal to Hamilton - who saves about $180 on gasoline per month - but one especially sticks out. "The main benefit for me is the way it makes you feel; you feel better. Your body is working well," he said. Hamilton may be onto something. The metro Atlanta area has some of the worst traffic in the country, leading to more time spent in a car by commuters each year. A recent study by Washington University in St. Louis found that longer commutes can cause …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Roswell Police were required to let Mariano Saynez-Ruiz-Duran, a vice consular to the Mexican Consulate in Atlanta, after they pulled him over for speeding and DUI.
Mexican vice consular Mariano Saynez-Ruiz-Duran was pulled over last Friday by Roswell Police for going 91 miles per hour on Ga. 400, only to find he was also driving under the influence, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution. But, according to Roswell Police Spokesman James McGee, Alpharetta resident Saynez-Ruiz-Duran was not detained because of his partial diplomatic immunity status. However, he was cited as a "super speeder" for going 91 miles per hour in a 65 miles per hour zone and also cited for a DUI. "We did make contact with the Diplomatic Security Service to verify the driver’s status of immunity," said McGee, noting that Saynez-Ruiz-Duran's wife was called to the scene to drive the car once police let him go. According to the…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The accident caused police to close lanes for several hours on GA 400 and the northbound entrance ramp from Haynes Bridge Road.
UPDATED 10:30 a.m., April 12: A 67-year-old Cumming man has been identified as the victim in a fatal accident in Alpharetta on the morning of April 11. Edward Kivlin, 67, of Cumming, was dead at the scene, according to Alpharetta Department of Public Safety spokesman George Gordon. The initial investigation by the traffic enforcement unit indicates a red Honda Civic left its northbound lane on the entrance ramp to GA 400 from Haynes Bridge Road. It struck a maroon Nissan Pathfinder traveling in an adjacent lane. Both drivers lost control as their vehicles slid into a grass gore area off the roadway next to the Haynes Bridge northbound ramp area. The Nissan Pathfinder continued out of control sliding across the Haynes Bridge northbound ramp…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Local experts, the Mosquito Squad, provide tips on how to keep your property mosquito-free this spring and summer.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
With this spring’s early, unseasonably warm weather, comes the early arrival of unwanted visitors: mosquitoes. The experts at Mosquito Squad, the nation’s largest mosquito elimination firm, are teaching Americans how to take back their yards with a few simple tips. By reducing or eliminating the mosquito populations in their yards, homeowners will expand enjoyment of their outdoor living spaces while reducing the chance of becoming ill from disease-bearing mosquitoes. Susan Elisha of Mosquito Squad of Alpharetta, which serves Roswell, recommends homeowners remember the following five tips for mosquito control: While generally a nuisance, mosquitoes can carry dangerous diseases such as West Nile. The Centers for Disease Control and …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Doctor Leila Denmark, who moved to Athens, Ga., a few years ago, dies at age 114.
The world has lost one of its oldest residents with the death Sunday of Leila Denmark, a former Alpharetta resident. She was the 4th oldest person in the world. She had been getting round-the-clock medical care for many weeks. Before she moved to Morton Street in Athens to be with her daughter, and only child Mary Denmark Hucherson, she lived in Alpharetta and practiced medicine until she was 103. Her career began during the early 20th Century when Denmark graduated in 1926 from the Medical College of Georgia. She was only the third woman to do so, according to a story in the Athens Banner Herald. She moved to Atlanta and was the first resident doctor at Egleston Children's Hospital. According to her website, Denmark opened a practice in …