Thursday, May 16, 2013
North Fulton residents and motorists traveling down Old Milton and Westside Parkways will see vertical construction in September.
Monte Hewett and Lew Oliver helped Avalon developer Mark Toro to reveal home designs and construction timeline at the development coming next to Old Milton Parkway and GA 400. "There are more than 250 people on a waiting list for 101 homes," Toro said. "Those who are lucky enough to own a home at Avalon will experience a lifestyle that will be coveted by their family and friends, a lifestyle not available anywhere else in the Southeast." The Sneak Peek for The Avalon Residences was held Tuesday night at Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty to a standing room crowd, said Debra Dent of Atlanta Fine Homes. Toro also wowed the crowd with announcements of new retail commitments to Avalon. Roswell's Lew Oliver, the Avalon town …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
First reported as a kidnapping, Johns Creek police believe Aftab Aslam sent the text message claiming he was kidnapped.
Three law enforcement agencies have been searching for a 19-year-old North Fulton man since last Saturday; now they're asking for help from the public in finding him. Aftab M. Aslam, who is 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 165 pounds and has medium-length black hair, was first reported as being kidnapped on April 27 at 10 a.m. Johns Creek Police responded to his Morton Crossing address, where officers were told he was missing from his home. "Aslam’s family reported that they had received a phone text stating that he had been kidnapped," a news release from the city said. Bringing the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) into the case, investigators found the phone used to send the text and discovered …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Eating out this weekend? Here's the dish on Roswell and North Fulton restaurants.
From the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness, here are the results of some recent area restaurant inspections in North Fulton. Code violations are included for scores below B. See all violations by clicking on "Last inspection" under each restaurant name. Brookwood Grill 880 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076 Last inspection: April 22, Score: 100, Grade: A Dunkin Donuts 775 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076 Last inspection: April 22, Score: 97, Grade: A Hotel Sierra - Alpharetta 12505 Cingular Way, Alpharetta 30004 Last inspection: April 17, Score: 100, Grade: A Wendy's 1100 North Point Drive, Alpharetta 30022 Last inspection: April 18, Score: 100, Grade: A
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Seventeen concerts are scheduled at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre so far.
Seventeen concerts are scheduled so far at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, with everything from Tony Bennett to Widespread Panic having set dates. The first concert scheduled so far is a two-date bill by Widespread Panic on April 26 & 27. Styx returns again this year with REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent. On April 26 tickets go on sale for Keith Urban's July 27 visit to Alpharetta. Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch join him as opening acts. A day later, tickets for Steely Dan's Sept. 7 concert will go on sale. Steely Dan is one of four new concerts scheduled recently. Robert Plant Presents the Sensational Space Shifters also was added to the schedule on July 19. Are you a fan of The Black Crowes? Then make plans to be at the amphitheater on …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Stefan Erdmann leads the company's global R&D efforts for the can, automotive and specialties markets.
The vice president of Global R&D for Novelis will be the guest speaker at TAG North Metro's April luncheon on Thursday, April 18. Stefan Erdmann will speak to the group at Pampas Steakhouse on State Bridge Road in Johns Creek. The meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 1:15 p.m. Erdmann is responsible for leading the company’s global R&D efforts for the can, automotive and specialties markets. He leads Novelis’ Global Research & Technology Center a full-service research and technology laboratory located in Kennesaw. He is also responsible for five Research & Technology Centers in Europe, Asia and North & South America. Prior to accepting this position in 2011, Stefan was the General Manager, Can, for Novelis Europe, based in Zurich, …
Friday, March 15, 2013
The new Cabinet member made his first stop outside the U.S. Capital a trip to Siemens GA 400 facility.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said the Siemens GA 400 facility in North Fulton is the kind of manufacturing plant the country needs to promote. Lew was making his first trip outside of Washington, DC, since being confirmed for the Cabinet position by the U.S. Senate on Feb. 27. He was asked why he came to this part of the country for his first trip. "This was the kind of facility that demonstrated advanced manufacturing," he said. The technology at Siemens in Alpharetta is being used in a way that creates multiple benefits, he said. That includes creating the technology in production and energy usage when the technology is employed, and the improved outcome in terms of the environment with more efficient energy usage. "So this is …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Firm will invest $8.5 million in Georgia facility and create 400 new technology jobs.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that the Ernst & Young organization is opening a global IT center in Alpharetta, investing $8.5 million and expanding the organization’s presence in Georgia with 400 new jobs, according to a press release from the Governor's office. "Georgia’s talent, affordability and willingness to embrace and support cutting-edge innovation have drawn quite a wave of technology-focused investment lately," said Deal. "When a company with the highly recognizable brand that EY carries chooses Georgia for its expansion, it’s a powerful statement." The announcement comes just one month after GM announced it would establish a new IT center in Roswell that will bring 1,000 new jobs to the North Fulton area. "We are excited to …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Lisa Arrington and Fran Becker's company assists seniors with the task of moving into a new home.
Like many people with aging family members, Lisa Arrington and Fran Becker saw how their loved ones struggled to effectively downsize a full life so that it fit into a more manageable space once the big house became too much. The realization theirs were not the only families in transition prompted the women to open Castle 2 Cottage, a new Roswell-based company designed to assist seniors with the overwhelming task of moving to a new home at a later stage in life. "When we met we knew that we eventually wanted to have a business together," said Becker in an e-mail to Patch. "We had lots of complementary skills and shared passions. But after we helped several family members and friends relocate to new homes, we recognized that we could employ…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The $600 million mixed-used development in Alpharetta is scheduled to open its first phase on Aug. 22, 2014.
North American Properties broke ground today at Avalon, an 86-acre, resort-inspired, mixed-use development in Alpharetta next to GA 400 and Old Milton Parkway. "It's been a year and a half since we acquired Prospect Park, but we were chasing it a year before that," said Mark Toro, managing partner of North American Properties. "It's been tremendous. I'll call it a thrill to engage in this project." The $600 million project is scheduled to open Aug. 22, 2014. The developer says it will be the Southeast’s preeminent experiential development — "a place where specialty retail, entertainment, restaurant, residential, office, hotel and public spaces come together to create a truly unique destination." The parking garage begins to fall: See video…
Friday, January 25, 2013
Top watercolor artists from throughout Georgia to exhibit in Johns Creek.
An enchanted world of exquisite landscapes, inspiring figurative work, glowing still lifes and vivid abstracts will captivate visitors this winter at the Johns Creek Arts Center. The occasion is the second annual Georgia Watercolor Society Signature Members ‘ Exhibition, which will take place from Jan. 26 through March 2. This exhibition will showcase recent work by Georgia Watercolor Society signature members. A Signature Membership in the Georgia Watercolor Society is earned through acceptance and recognition in multiple juried competitions. This exhibition marks the second collaboration of the Watercolor Society and the Johns Creek Art Center. Major factors in the success of the John Creek Art Center are the tremendous community and …