Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Tell us: What are some great places to do some last-minute shopping for Mom?
Yesterday we asked for your input on great places for Mother's Day brunch, and today we want to know: Where are the best places to shop for gifts for Mom in Roswell? Whether it's clothing, jewelry, spa gift certificates or flowers, what's your best bet for doing some shopping for that all important day? Oh, and in case you didn't know, Mother's Day 2013 is this Sunday, May 12.
Ga. Dept. of Education releases new performance indicator.
Today the Georgia Department of Education released its first Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) that measures elementary, middle and high schools on a 100-point scale. According to a press release, "the CCRPI is the new accountability system that replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurement in Georgia." The department stated that the average score for Georgia’s elementary schools is 83.4, middle schools is 81.4 and high schools is 72.6. Click here to see how Roswell schools fared on the tests or check out our accompanying PDF. “I am very pleased that we now have a school improvement measure as in-depth as the College and Career Ready Performance Index,” said State School …
Centennial and Roswell rank in Newsweek's best 2,000 high schools.
Roswell schools have aced Newsweek/The Daily Beast's list of best 2,000 public high schools in America. According to the list, out of the top 2,000 public high schools in the country, Centennial High School ranked No. 913 and Roswell High ranked No. 1038. Nearby, Northview ranks at No. 197, Johns Creek comes in at No. 214, and Chattahoochee is No. 518, while Alpharetta High came in at 739 and Milton High was No. 975. Newsweek’s ranking highlights high schools across the nation that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads. The list is based on six components:
Monday, May 6, 2013
We need your suggestions on great places to treat Mom on the big day.
Hey Roswell! In case you didn't know, Mother's Day 2013 is fast approaching. The big day is Sunday, May 12, and we need your help. Tell us the best place to celebrate with a Mother's Day brunch in Roswell. Or, if breakfast, lunch or dinner is more your speed, we'll take those suggestions, too. And any helpful hints, such as best dishes, whether you should make a reservation, how family friendly is the restaurant, etc., would be great!
After 20 percent chance of showers Tuesday, mostly sunny skies on tap in Roswell.
After a weekend filled with flood warnings and event cancellations, Roswell will start to see some relief from the rain on Tuesday, with mostly sunny skies predicted to move in on Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service's Roswell forecast, showers are likely to continue Monday, with a high near 61. New rainfall amounts will total a 10th to 1/4th inch, with amounts higher in thunderstorms. The flood warning for Big Creek in North Fulton and Forsyth continues with minor flooding and some yards affected. The Big Creek Greenway is closed and flooded with up to four feet of water in some areas. The river will fall below flood stage early Tuesday afternoon. A hazardous weather outlook continues for North and Central Georgia, …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Special events and programs will mark the city calendar in May.
May is National Historic Preservation Month and Roswell will celebrate with Heritage Days in May – a month-long event series that highlights the city’s historic charm and culture. "We are delighted to once again be hosting Heritage Days in May," said Morgan Timmis, Roswell's Historic and Cultural Affairs manager. "Roswell has incredibly rich historic and cultural roots, and we encourage our residents to get out and enjoy all the exciting events and programs we’re offering this month." Events include: For a full list of events and details, download the full Heritage Days in May brochure at www.heritagedaysinmay.comm or www.roswellgov.com.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
BBB offers tips on finding safe, rewarding camps for children.
Its time to start looking for the right summer camp for your child and the process can be overwhelming. To help you get started, Roswell Patch can help you locate a great camp or announce your own camp in the area. Check out our camp guide here. Know of a camp that needs to be listed on Patch? You can upload it here for free. Meanwhile, the Better Business Bureau offers the following tips for parents searching for camps: 1. Always visit the camp before submitting a deposit. Check its location and view the living, eating and recreational facilities. Ask about safey procedures (particularly for water activities, archery and out-of-camp trips), and assess the quality and commitment of the staff. 2. Ask about fees and payment deadlines. Is …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Roswell shares a behind the scenes look with residents during its Drinking Water Festival this weekend.
It’s there without question every time you turn on your tap: safe, clean drinking water. Few of us stop to think and appreciate where our water comes from and the process it goes through to get to us. This weekend, the Roswell Water Utility will will give locals a behind-the-scenes look at the processing of this vital resource at its annual Water Plant Open House and Drinking Water Festival on Saturday, May 4. "The city’s Drinking Water Festival is a great time to focus on learning more about how we maintain a safe and sustainable supply of drinking water to protect our communities’ health and vitality," said Vicki Culbreth, water conservation coordinator with Roswell’s Water Utility. The event will give guests the opportunity to tour the …
Eating out this weekend? Here's the dish on Roswell 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. Dulce Chocolat 3960 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta 30005 Last inspection: April 24, Score: 100, Grade: A Ichaban 5306 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta 30004 Last inspection: April 23, Score: 99, Grade: A Life Time Fitness - Life Cafe 855 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta 30005 Last inspection: April 24, Score: 95, Grade: A Qdoba Mexican Grill 5530 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta 30004 Last inspection: April 23, Score: 95, Grade: A Tarahumata Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar 12050 Etris Road…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Observance to be held at City Hall on Thursday.
Editor's Note: While the event takes place at Roswell City Hall, it is not sponsored by the city, but by Raise His Praise Worship Center. Roswell will mark the National Day of Prayer this Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at City Hall, 38 Hill St. National Day of Prayer is an annual service held on the first Thursday of May. The occasion invites all faiths to participate, and was created in 1952 by a U.S. Congress joint resolution signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Do you plan to observe the National Day of Prayer? Tell us in the comments!