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To register for the clinic, click HERE.
Riverside Military Academy, established in 1907, is a college preparatory boarding and day school for young men in grades 7-12. The Academy offers a positive, challenging, and structured environment that stresses hard work in the classroom and on the athletic field. It is located in Gainesville, Ga., on a 206 acre property beside Lake Sydney Lanier.
RMA Open House dates for 2013-14 are:
June 7, 2013 (Friday)
June 23, 2013 (Sunday)
July 26, 2013 (Friday)
October 4, 2013 (Friday)
December 8, 2013 (Sunday)
February 23, 2014 (Sunday)
April 18, 2014 (Friday)
Riverside offers a four week summer school program (S.O.A.R.), which includes an enhanced focus on ESL and cultural immersion opportunities for international students. The Academy’s 2013 summer program will occur July 7-August 2, and it’s open to young men in grades 7-11 from any school. Please visit www.riversidemilitary.com or call 1.800.462.2338 for more information.
OLLI makes learning fun …and fashionable!
Have you ever wanted to make your own jewelry? With Beading for Beginners at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at KSU’s College of Continuing and Professional Education, you will be able to do that and more.
The OLLI Beading for Beginners class begins June 4. The instructor, Marjorie Ryan, is a longtime Leisure class teacher. She is now sharing her beading talents with OLLI, a set of programs, classes and social events targeted to individuals age 50 and older
“We learn a lot of different techniques, from silk knotting to crocheting to bead weaving,” Ryan said. “I teach the basics and teach about beads and materials.”
She also takes an extra step by emailing students instructions so they can continue their learning outside of the classroom. Ryan uses a “step-based learning” technique. She takes a task, breaks it down into its parts, and breaks each part into a step. With an average class size ranging from eight to 12 people, she is able to provide 1-on-1 attention.
Students can expect to complete the class with a bracelet and/or necklace to wear.
She said, “It’s really good quality stuff they wind up with.”
She adds, “I warn them – it’s addictive! It’s also very therapeutic. To create something beautiful is a need we all have.”
OLLI’s Beading for Beginners class is June 4 and June 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $69.
It’s Food Truck Monday at Paper Mill Village! Celebrate the end of the school year and enjoy tasty treats from your favorite trucks. 5-8pm tonight!
Shop Queen of Hearts Antiques on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, and enjoy flag cupcakes as a THANK YOU to military families.
Queen of Hearts Antiques is located at 2745 Sandy Plains Road. Call 678-453-0600 for store hours.
Kell High School Jazz Band 1 – Take 5. 2013 district XII Jazz Performance Evaluation. Held at Walton High School.
Wood flooring is truly timeless. Many of us grew up in homes with hardwood floors, and these floors are still in fashion today. In fact, the most popular mid-century stain colors are also some of todays best selling colors: natural (that darkened and yellowed with time), walnut, and golden oak. Over the years the most common widths in wood have been narrow, between 2″ and 3″ wide. So if you have 2 ¼” wide medium-colored oak wood floors, don’t worry, you are still in style, and always will be.
But just like with computers and cell phones, there is always something newer and greater on the horizon. Trends to watch for include:
~hand scraped hardwoods. Look for softer scrapes in species like hickory, maple, and birch. Hand scraping mimics an old floor that has been gently worn by time and footsteps. These floors have a contoured surface that looks comfortably “lived in”. Individual planks bear the subtle grooves, scallops and scrapes – even beveled edges – of an artisan’s chisel.
~stains that are more brown and less red. Today’s popular stain colors include saddle, mocha, coffee, provincial, special walnut, English chestnut, and early American.
~Barnwood and reclaimed visuals. This is simply old, antique wood that has been salvaged from buildings such as aging barns, factories, warehouses – all types of old buildings that are being deconstructed. Reclaimed antique wood has a beautiful and unique patina that only time can give it. (These floors are also among the more expensive flooring options.)
~gray stains; white washed wood
~wire brushed, aged looks. This technique consists of running a wire brush over wood flooring, creating a rough, hard surface. The wire brush gets rid of the soft wood on the surface, making the floor more durable, less slippery, and easier to maintain. Some have polyurethane finishes, others are oil rubbed.Wire brushed floors can withstand wear and tear, making them a
great option for households with kids or pets. These floors are meant to have a rough, earthy feel.
~wider planks and matte (no shine) finishes-this is considered the European look
~white oak and American/domestic exotics like hickory, walnut, birch, and cherry
~acacia—a tree that grows in Africa and Australia. Acacia is filled with knots, graining, swirls and age circles, is available in various tones of brown, and lends itself well to hand-scraping
~dual stain/color washing—layers of different stains that replicate a finish found in many of today’s higher end cabinetry and furniture
~French bleed—-a blackened bevel. This dark color usually draws a contrast between the color of the planks and the bevel serving to outline each board. Essentially, a French bleed is intended to give the look of a very old wood floor that has collected dust and dirt between the boards that no amount of sweeping will remove.
~character grade woods—wood with lots of knots, mineral streaks, worm holes and other natural and rustic characteristics
~strand woven bamboo
~longer length boards
So which trends are on the way out?
Your home is a reflection of you and your taste. But…..if you are currently shopping for new wood floors, or will be refinishing your existing wood and changing the color, keep these trends in mind:
~parquet—makes your home feel dated
~traditional bamboo (vertical or horizontal)
~exotic woods like Brazilian cherry, Santos mahogany, merbau, tigerwood
~red stain colors like cherry and cinnamon, natural red oak
~dark stains like black, espresso, ebony
~lots of short boards—-they just don’t feel in correct proportion in large rooms and today’s open floor plans
(Source: Enhance Floors & More )
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The BB&T Atlanta Open will host tryouts for ball persons Monday, May 20, and Wednesday, May 22, at the Carl E. Sanders Family YMCA at Buckhead. The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is the primary charitable beneficiary of this year’s tournament.
Ball persons must be 13 years old by July 20, 2013, in order to try out and proof of age is required. All applicants must be able to attend either tryout to be considered for this position. If selected, ball persons must be available for the entire tournament and qualifying, July 20-28, at Atlantic Station.
All applicants must register via the tournament website http://www.bbtatlantaopen.com; ball persons who worked the tournament in 2012 must register but do not have to try out.
Ball persons play a very important role in the overall operation of each match. Their primary job will be to retrieve balls when they are out of play but they must also know how to keep score, move quickly, endure long matches in the sun and work well with others on a team.
Ball Person Tryouts
Monday, May 20 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Carl E. Sanders Family YMCA at Buckhead
1160 Moores Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30327
For more information on the tryouts or to purchase tickets for Weeklong Ticket Packages, Weekend Ticket Packages and Individual Session Tickets, please visit, http://www.bbtatlantaopen.com.
The BB&T Atlanta Open is the first men’s event in the Emirates Airline US Open Series. Last July, the BB&T Atlanta Open set a new standard for tennis events during its inaugural year at Atlantic Station, which was universally praised as an outstanding site for fans, players and sponsors.
Connect with the BB&T Atlanta Open on their social media networks by liking their Facebook Page, www.Facebook.com/BBTAtlOpen, and following on Twitter, www.Twitter.com/BBTAtlantaOpen with the hashtag #ATLOpen. For more information about the BB&T Atlanta Open, visit www.BBTAtlantaOpen.com.
County property owners will begin to receive their assessment notices in the mail today from the Cobb Board of Tax Assessors.
The majority will not see a change from last year. Of the 230,540 residential notices mailed, 51,456 will reflect a change in fair market value.
Of those 51,456 notices with changes, 40,630 show a decrease in fair market value, said Stephen White, director and chief appraiser for the Cobb Board of Tax Assessors.
Every owner of real taxable property gets an assessment notice whether the value has changed or not with the exception of those properties that are exempt, such as churches. Commercial notices were mailed in April.
White said the numbers tell him that a correction is underway in the housing market. A few years ago, his office lowered the value of more than 100,000 properties while last year the total exceeded 90,000.
“This year it’s still going down a little bit with some, but much less than what we’ve seen before,” he said. “If you think of the real estate market almost like a big ship, it takes a while for itself to turn around. The fact is we’re seeing less decreases, less properties needing to be decreased, and we’re seeing some properties now that need to be increased.”
District 2 Commissioner Bob Ott of east Cobb agreed that the signs are positive.
“In District 2, I think the community is starting to see it; you know there’s a big demand for home sales,” Ott said. “The Johnson Ferry project I’ve heard has as many as 300 people interested in living in the 125 homes, and I’m also told by builders that there’s a huge demand for the homes in the $300,000 to $500,000 range, so I think that it’s probably just another positive sign that maybe the real estate market has started to stabilize.”
The county is still a long way off from full recovery, he said.
“But the smaller the number gets for the lowering of the values, the closer we are to bottoming out,” he said.
Of the 10,826 notices with an increase in fair market value, about 2,000 of those are permits which could be anything from homes that are mostly completed to homes that have added on something new like a garage or pool.
“Roughly 2,000 of those notices are going to be for new structures and improvements,” White said. “The remainder would be for increases that the value suggests that our value was now at the point where we needed to increase the value.”
Those who desire to appeal the assessment have 45 days to do so. Instructions will be included in the mailing. The appeal must have a postmarked date by July 1 for consideration. Emails and faxes are not accepted, White said.
“We recommend to people that they provide additional information as to why they want to appeal, maybe deferred maintenance or sales that they think are affecting their property,” he said.
White’s office has a revolving schedule in which assessors visit properties throughout the county.
“Obviously we can’t be out at 230,000 properties, so what we do is after Jan. 1 we take a look back at all the sales that occurred prior to Jan. 1, so during calendar year 2012, and we’re looking at them on a subdivision by subdivision basis, comparing where the sales are, what the sale amount is, to what our amount is, and that’s how we determine if our values are too high or too low for that subdivision,” he said.
(Reprinted from the Marietta Daily Journal. Written by Jon Gillooly, May 18, 2013. Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal – No change in assessments for majority of residents)