Marist Open House

Marist School hosts its annual Open House Sunday, December 2, 1-4 p.m, for families with prospective students looking to enter grades 7 through 12. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet students, teachers, and coaches while learning about Marist’s academic, spiritual, and extracurricular programs. The entire campus will be open for visitors to see classrooms, watch performances, tour athletic facilities, and talk to students to learn why they love coming to Marist School, an independent, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory day school. 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE. Marist.com

Mandarin Oriental Offers Savannah Spa Sensation

Sapelo Skin Care, a luxury skin care brand based out of Savannah, is expanding their footprint in Georgia to include The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. The award-winning spa will now offer treatments and products from the brand that was founded on the principle that beautiful skin is born from healthy practices and gentle care. Since launching products to the market in 2015, Sapelo Skin Care has acquired a number of devotees with a collection of modern skin care products inherited from the South. Founders Cindy Edwards and Stephanie Duttenhaver set out to create a line of skin care products that reflect the philosophy of generations of Southern women: skin should always be treated gently.  Now, the hotel’s spa offerings now include an Advanced Restorative Facial that incorporates Sapelo products to safely restore the complexion’s luminosity.  404.995.7526 

Peachtree Creek Greenway

On Oct. 23, the City Council awarded a $7.99 million contract to Lewallen Construction Co., based in Marietta. Lewallen has constructed a number of high-profile projects in the metro area, including the Silver Comet Trail in Paulding and Polk County, the Arabia Mountain Trail, Path 400, the East Decatur Greenway, the Spanish Moss Trail and Chastain Walk. “This is an important day not just for District 4, but for Brookhaven as a whole,” says Councilman Joe Gebbia, who represents the district that will house the greenway. “The Peachtree Creek Greenway will not only be a signature destination for Brookhaven, but also a catalyst for connectivity in the area.”

Safety On Deck

Thanks to the Brookhaven City Council, now would be a good time to literally clear the deck of any safety or structural problems at your home or townhouse.

The Brookhaven City Council approved a newly-launched Residential Deck Safety Inspection Program. From now through December 31, the City of Brookhaven has agreed to provide free deck inspections for any single family or townhouse property within the City limits. If any deficiencies are found as a result of the inspection process, the City will waive the usual $565 deck permit fee for up to 90 days after the problem was found through March 1, 2019.

For more information, email permits@brookhavenga.gov or to schedule an inspection call the City main number 404.637.0500 and ask to speak to a Permits Technician.

Welcome, Renee Areng

The Brookhaven City Council approved the appointment of Renee Areng to lead the Brookhaven Convention and Visitors Bureau (BCVB). Areng was nominated by the BCVB Board of Directors at its Oct. 12 meeting after a nationwide search over several months. Areng is stepping down as CEO from HMA Hospitality Consultants on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, a post she has held since 2017. From 2013-2017, Areng served as executive director for Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast. During this time, she created the regional tourism startup and led the marketing, sales and operations of the organization. Throughout her tenure, Areng increased key metrics: Visitation increased 5% FY 2015 over FY 2014 and increased 8% FY 2016 over FY 2015. Overall revenue for non-gaming hotels also increased 8% FY 2016 over FY 2015 under her leadership.

N. Buckhead Civic Association

Why be a member of NBCA?  Because NBCA is your neighborhood advocate to preserve your quality of life.  NBCA participates in APD’s Zone 2 Community Action Committee, is piloting a new security camera system, NBCA’s VP is a member of APS’ GO Teams in our local schools, owns and operates speed radar machines to remind drivers to slow down, works to beautify our neighborhood parks, is a liaison to the Atlanta City Council and community organizations, helped to create the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods, and reviews Special Use and Land Zoning permits.  NBCA even created a Master Plan for North Buckhead that was endorsed by the Atlanta City Council.  After reading that, don’t you think you get your money’s worth for that membership fee? NorthBuckhead@yahoo.com  

Adopt a Senior

 North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) has helped struggling families with holiday assistance for over 30 years. The Holiday Program helps local families in need receive warm coats, celebrate family traditions and enjoy a special holiday meal. From humble beginnings of just a few dozen families, the program now helps more than 1,200 families and 2,700 children celebrate the holidays each year. This holiday assistance relieves the additional financial stress for local families living paycheck to paycheck.  NFCCHelp.org/donate

Summer Classics Home Gives

Summer Classics Home Atlanta, the manufacturer and retailer of Summer Classics luxury outdoor furnishings and Gabby high style indoor furniture, sponsored the two-day charity polo event, Polo in the Pines, benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, pediatric brain cancer research. The polo event was held on October 13-14, and Summer Classics Home donated more than $10,000 worth of the company’s outdoor furnishings to the polo event offering attendees multiple spots to sit relax and enjoy a weekend of polo.

Polo in the Pines combines polo, dining and lots of fun for a generous cause: children’s cancer research. This year alone, Polo in the Pines raised $345,000 for pediatric brain cancer research through The Sharon McCollum Knight, Polo in the Pines Pediatric Cancer Research Fund at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Families and children need financial support and help spreading awareness for pediatric brain cancer research. That’s why Summer Classics Home is pleased to sponsor this valuable organization to make a difference in the lives of these families.