May 2017 Around Town 1

The Bert Show’s Kristin Gets Engaged!

Co-host of The Bert Show, Kristin Klingshirn, and her fiancé, Bart Mattingly, will be getting married.  A unique aspect about Kristin and Bart’s engagement is that they donated their entire wedding registry to Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. Over 3,500 packages were purchased off of their registry. Every year, Bert’s Big Adventure families are surprised with huge bins filled with toys and activities at the end of their five-day trip to Walt Disney World that the kids can enjoy all year-round, and this year, those toys will come from Kristin and Bart’s registry.

Dr. D’Hue Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings

The free skin cancer screenings will take place on Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Atlanta Center of Dermatology & MediSpa P.C. For more details contact Dr. D’Hue at

MARTI Transportation Shows You LOVE on Your Big Day!

special day of happiness and love. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. Our brides are happier because we tailor each experience to their tastes. From taking the newly engaged couple out for their photo shoot to providing a chariot for the bridal party, and even supplying the getaway car (complete with “Just Married” stickers and a Red Carpet) for the excited bride and groom to start their new life. Our professionally trained and certified chauffeurs provide the attention to detail your big event must have. Because we know our brides and grooms have other places to focus their attention, we work well with wedding planners, event planners, hotel and venue staffs, and affiliate transportation companies. Choose MARTI Transportation for the total experience you deserve. To show our love, we offer the readers of South Fulton Lifestyle a special rate when booking multiple reservations during the whole month of your wedding. We especially love our military and veteran brides!

Pearl School of Modeling Graduation

Pearl School of Modeling held its Winter Session Graduation on March 18 at Jon Ric Luxury Salon & Wellness Spa at 200 Peachtree St, located in the heart of downtown. The 24 graduates, which consisted of girls ages 9 to 17, completed a six-week course which included training in modeling, leadership and entrepreneurship. The graduation event began with the girls displaying their confidence on the runway and closed with the students presenting their business plans. Congratulations to Jamison Scout and Chardé Edney for being inducted in the sisterhood of “Pearls” after completing 4 semesters of the program. For additional information on Pearl School of Modeling, visit

News from Union City

Union City Mayor Vince Williams addressed an audience on how Union City is going to the next level at the 2017 State of the City address held at Benjamin Banneker High School.  During the State of the City, Mayor Williams discussed accomplishments, future goals, and the status of important projects. “Play it small? Union City?” said Mayor Williams. “I don’t think so as greatness is for every city, including Union City, as long as you believe and put in the hard work.” Williams stated that the goal for the city is to stay focused on rebuilding, rebranding and revitalizing. “Yes, Union City is open for business!”

Read Across America / Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

Mayor Vince Williams highlighted the importance of reading as he reads to groups of children at Feldwood and Gullett Elementary Schools.

Union City held its third Annual Community Health Day on Saturday, April 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Ronald Bridges Park (5285 Lakeside Drive, Union City, GA 30291). The event was free and offered medication prescriptions for up to 6 months, general dental exams, chiropractic services, vital signs assessment, eye exams and reading glasses along with free food, musical performances and activities for children and seniors.

For additional information, email, call 770.964.1236, or visit the Union City website at

Taste of the Nation

The city’s most anticipated annual culinary event, Atlanta’s Taste of the Nation® returned, a benefit for No Kid Hungry. Celebrating its 29th anniversary, the event took place in a brand new venue, Southern Exchange at 200 Peachtree, and featured more restaurants, more chefs and more surprises. Share Our Strength selected Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, entertainer, restaurateur and partner of Chicken + Beer, to be this year’s Honorary Chair.

Featured restaurants included 103 West, American Cut, Aria, Atlanta Fish Market, Atlanta Grill at Ritz-Carlton, Atlas, Bistro Niko, Buckhead Diner, Umi, Chops Lobster Bar, Pricci, Kyma, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse and more. All proceeds supported Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America. For more information, please visit