Ready or Not!

Y’all, School bells? Already? It seems like we just celebrated graduations and last day of school parties together. There are not enough lazy summer days anymore. Look outside! It’s blazing and the mercury is not dropping anytime soon. The water temperature at the beach is probably perfect. What happened to my plans to find a porch swing, a glass of…

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GABRIELLE is a rising sophomore at Spelman College from Atlanta, Georgia. She is an English major planning to have a career in the media and entertainment industry. Her career interests include video production and screenwriting. She enjoys writing, graphic design, video editing, and traveling in her spare time. She has launched a YouTube Channel with her best friend with hopes…

August 2017 Around Town

Across WellStar Health System, nurses are at the center of the not-for-profit’s mission to deliver world-class healthcare to patients. WellStar Atlanta Medical Center South’s nurses and physicians who work to elevate the field of nursing were recently recognized at WellStar’s annual Excellence in Nursing award ceremony.

Healthy 
Lunch 
Packing Tips for School

Believe it or not, it’s already time for the kids to head back to school. If you have young children in school and you’re anything like me, you’re excited, anxious and struggling to get back into the school year routine, all at the same time! It seems like the summer flies right by. I’m sure many of you go back…

IT’S NOT TOO LATE!

My daughter is a senior in high school, and she hasn’t done anything to prepare for college. I told her that it’s too late for her to get into most colleges or universities. Although there is nothing wrong with it, she may have to attend a junior college or a local state college, but I really want her to get…

Chef David Rose

“I’ve always been around food,” says this cheery New Jersey transplant. “Both of my parents were cooks; I would go where they were working and watch them.” By the time he was a teenager, David Rose says he was allowed to be sous chef on occasion, the title making him second in authority to the head chef. Adolescence, in fact,…

ARCHIE 
BOUIE

“I am a man of faith. Everything I have done has been guided by my faith,” were the first words that Archie Bouie II spoke when asked the question, “Who are you?” Bouie owes his successes to a few key principles, and faith is one that stands strong at the forefront of his daily journey. It’s not often that a…

Dr. Booker Poe

For nearly five decades, Dr. Booker Poe has provided quality pediatric services to many who were raised in what is now known as South Fulton. Hailing from Eustis, Florida, Dr. Poe settled in Atlanta in 1969 to fulfill a lifelong dream of helping children live healthy lives. He has done so in a manner that is unprecedented. In fact, it…

First Day Fresh Fashions from Fab’rik

How can it be time to head back to school already? The weather outside continues to scream summer, summer summertime, but busy schedules, rapidly filling calendars and conversations about teachers, books, and homework say otherwise. It’s time to start thinking about what you will wear to head back to school. The first day of school is always an opportunity to…

Enjoy the Ride!

The beginning of the school year is upon us. We look forward to the new experiences our children will have during the school year. So, here are a list of do's and don'ts when preparing for the first day of school.

FUSION: Presented by Arlington Christian School and Operation YES

FUSION was a multimedia explosion of talent and entertainment at the beautiful Southwest Arts Center, a perfect backdrop. From the ATLFunk Lords breakdancing crew to a small but mighty drumline, the event was nothing short of a celebration! There was acting, dancing, live painting, an art auction, instrumental selections and vocal selections, all illustrating the freedom of creative expression afforded…

Justin Clay

Born in Daytona Beach and raised in Atlanta, Justin Clay discovered his musical talents early on in church and school. As a six-year-old, Justin started playing music in church with his father. Later, an elementary school teacher, Janice Love, asked him to write and compose the fifth grade promotion song. Justin composed his first original composition and performed it solo…

Inspired By Kemery’s Kreations

At 8 years old, Kemery Oparah is already a community-minded trailblazer who enjoys church and thinking of how she can give back to her community. The self-proclaimed president of the Nature Club she started at school, Kemery has a natural interest in gardening, animals and outdoor exploration. She occasionally volunteers by sorting vegetables for neighbors through a co-op program.

Just a Touch….A Touch of Inspiration, That Is

As I open my eyes and realize I am in the eighth month of the year (with eight being the number that symbolizes new beginnings), what a beginning I am about to embark upon! What I am alluding to is that this month is also the month of my milestone 50th birthday. Yes, I know….they say a real lady never…

August 2017 Hometown Hero

Paw Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” is taking the stage for the first-ever live tour with four performances at the Fox Theatre on Sat., July 8 at 10 a.m., Sat., July 8 at 2 p.m., Sun., July 9 at 10 a.m. and Sun., July 9 at 2 p.m. SFL had the opportunity to chat with Olivia Sarafina Washington, who…