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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hands Unwashed, Dust Built Up At Alpharetta Restaurant.

Fulton County recently inspected several local restaurants in Alpharetta for cleanliness.

An Alpharetta restaurant scored a C after a recent inspection showed an employee not washing their hands after using the restroom.

courtesy By Kathleen Sturgeon, Patch Staff | Apr 10, 2019 2:21 pm ET

ALPHARETTA/MILTON, GA -- Several local restaurants were recently graded on their cleanliness by the Fulton County Environmental Health Department. Scroll down to find scores from Alpharetta and Milton.

April 8, 2019 Score: 91, Grade: A

Barleygarden Kitchen

900 AVALON BLVD ALPHARETTA, GA 30009

April 8, 2019 Score: 91, Grade: A

Chin Chin Silos

270 RUCKER RD STE 115 ALPHARETTA, GA 30004

April 5, 2019 Score: 90, Grade: A

Cookout

11475 HAYNES BRIDGE RD ALPHARETTA, GA 30009

April 8, 2019 Score: 90, Grade: A

Country Club of the South

4100 OLD ALABAMA RD ALPHARETTA, GA 30022

April 10, 2019 Score: 100, Grade: A

Duke's Bar & Grill

12635 CRABAPPLE RD MILTON, GA 30004

April 4, 2019 Score: 93, Grade: A

El Azteca

13800 HIGHWAY 9 N STE W ALPHARETTA, GA 30004

April 4, 2019 Score: 94, Grade: A

Jimmy John's

875 NORTH MAIN ST STE 304 ALPHARETTA, GA 30004

April 9, 2019 Score: 97, Grade: A

Marriott Courtyard

11700 AMBER PARK DR ALPHARETTA, GA 30009

April 9, 2019 Score: 95, Grade: A

Nothing Bundt Cakes

5230 WINDWARD PARKWAY STE 102 ALPHARETTA, GA 30004

April 5, 2019 Score: 100, Grade: A

Oshi Poke Bowl & Sushi

875 N MAIN ST ALPHARETTA, GA 30004

April 5, 2019 Score: 95, Grade: A

Outback Steakhouse

6400 NORTH POINT PKWY ALPHARETTA, GA 30022

April 9, 2019 Score: 97, Grade: A

Pizza Hut

241 SOUTH MAIN ST ALPHARETTA, GA 30004

April 9, 2019 Score: 90, Grade: A

Poke Bar

6410 NORTH POINT PKWY ALPHARETTA, GA 30022

April 9, 2019 Score: 100, Grade: A

River Pines Golf Club

4775 OLD ALABAMA RD ALPHARETTA, GA 30022

April 10, 2019 Score: 100, Grade: A

Rumi's Kitchen

7105 AVALON BLVD ALPHARETTA, GA 30009

April 8, 2019 Score: 91, Grade: A

Stone's Cuisine & Cocktails

3719 OLD ALABAMA RD STE 200A ALPHARETTA, GA 30022

April 10, 2019 Score: 94, Grade: A

Sushi Mania

3719 OLD ALABAMA RD STE 300F ALPHARETTA, GA 30022

April 10, 2019 Score: 91, Grade: A

Taco Mac

875 NORTH MAIN ST STE 306 ALPHARETTA, GA 30004

April 5, 2019 Score: 95, Grade: A

Tapestry House

2725 HOLCOMB BRIDGE RD ALPHARETTA, GA 30022

April 10, 2019 Score: 99, Grade: A

The Nest Cafe

58 CANTON ST STE 101 ALPHARETTA, GA 30009

April 10, 2019 Score: 74, Grade: C

The Real Chow Baby

58 CANTON ST STE 104 ALPHARETTA, GA 30009

April 10, 2019 Score: 93, Grade: A

Wendy's

13794 HIGHWAY 9 ALPHARETTA, GA 30004

April 4, 2019 Score: 94, Grade: A

Rock for Rescues set to return to Milton

courtesy By JOE PARKER joe@appenmediagroup.com

MILTON, Ga. — After a successful inaugural launch last year, the city is excitedly anticipating the return of Rock for Rescues later this month. The unique concert and community event benefits local animal nonprofit groups. Rock for Rescues takes place from 1-10 p.m., April 27 on Crabapple Road in downtown Crabapple.

Around 4,000 attendees came out for festivities last year, and this year’s event will feature an expanded musical lineup. Also new for this year is the addition of a “backstage” VIP experience and reserved tables for eight that can be purchased in advance.

VIP tent access includes covered lounge seating, a private bar, catered food, a “swag bag,” drink tickets and the opportunity to interact with the musicians.

Bands will perform throughout the day, including some crowd favorites from last year, such as A Slow Boat to China and Pony League. Also performing is Sister Moon, Alex Guthrie, Last Chance Riders and the Rock U Kids from North Fulton organization Music Matters.

North Georgia group Walden will headline the event with its performance at 8:30 p.m. The group helped kick off the festival countdown with their “puppy sessions” filmed at the new Furkids property in Cumming (video: bit.ly/2Ux6tHa).

“Connecting local talent with community needs has really been a highlight of this project,” said Milton Community Outreach and Engagement Manager Courtney Spriggs. “All of the artists involved in Rock for Rescues support its mission wholeheartedly, and it shows.”

While the bands rock the stage, attendees can enjoy food, drinks, shopping and other happenings.

“This year we added a huge variety of food, kids’ activities, and more pet-themed retail vendors,” Spriggs said. “Crabapple Market shops will also open with an awesome array of goods to choose from.”

At the heart of the good time is the benefit the festival provides to local animal groups. Five nonprofits have been selected and all proceeds will benefit their initiatives.

Beneficiaries include AWARE Wildlife Center which rehabilitates Georgia’s injured and orphaned wildlife and the Georgia House Rabbit Society.

Three more groups will also receive proceeds from the event for the second straight year. The groups include Canine Cellmates, which works with the Fulton County Jail in a program to reduce recidivism while providing training to shelter dogs, Atlanta-based animal shelters Furkids, and Special Equestrians of Georgia which provides therapeutic riding and other programs.

Vox Artium, creators Rock for Rescues, said the organizations chosen present a wide array of organizations and are all based locally.

“Vox wanted to make sure that the non-profit lineup was complementary in the community, not competitive,” said organization director Laura Jesseph. “No two organizations serve the same mission.”

Leashed dogs are permitted at the event, and Furkids will also have animals available for adoption. Those interested in bringing home a furry friend can start the approval process at furkids.org.

“First and foremost [in importance] is sharing the message of each rescue and giving them all a platform to connect — not just with Milton, but with each other, the artists, sponsors, new volunteers and direct donors,” Spriggs said. “Creating lasting support in all the ways each rescue needs is very important to everyone involved in Rock for Rescues. The event supporting Milton’s love of animals and animal rescues while providing performance opportunities for local musicians makes it unique. Our partnership with Vox has helped so many animals and people.”

Rock for Rescues is free to attend but donations will be accepted before and after the event. All donations will be divided equally among the benefitting groups.

Handicapped parking is available at the Alpharetta Government Center. All other parking is at Milton High School, Northwestern Middle School, Crabapple Crossing Elementary School and Crabapple Baptist Church. Shuttles will run from Milton High School beginning at 1 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to car pool or use ride-sharing options.

For any additional information, contact Courtney Spriggs at courtney.spriggs@cityofmiltonga.us or visit RockforRescues.org.

Burglar removes computer from unattended vehicle

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courtesy www.northfulton.com

MILTON, Ga. — A man returning to his car after dining with his family found his car window’s smashed and multiple items missing.

The victim said he and his family arrived at Nahm Thai on Windward Parkway around 9 p.m. on April 1 and parked in front of the restaurant. When the family returned, the man saw his rear passenger window had been broken.

The man reported to police that a MacBook computer, several checks made out to his company, a personal checkbook and tax documents and computer hard drives were taken from the car.

No other cars were burglarized in the parking lot.

Unknown package delivered after fraudulent charges

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courtesy www.northfulton.com

MILTON, Ga. — A Milton man’s identity was used to open a credit card which was used to make a large purchase that was later delivered to his home.

The victim said he received an email on March 26 from Discover that said his credit card was declined for a charge of $1,650 to “Octava Health.” The man contacted Discover and said he did not attempt to purchase anything for that amount or from Octava Health. He was told the company had issued him a new account and credit card.

On March 29, the man said he received a package with “Octava” printed on the side and an unknown name was on the shipping label.

Discover cancelled the man’s account and he was advised by police to freeze his credit.

Man walks out of store without paying for TV

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Courtesy www.northfulton.com
MILTON, Ga. — Milton police are searching for a man who stole a TV from the Milton Walmart.

An employee at the store said she saw the suspect select two TVs and begin to walk to the garden section of the store. She said when the suspect saw her, he walked away from the TVs and exited the store.

The suspect later walked back into the store, took a 32-inch TV from the shelf and walk out of the front of the store. The employee said the man also made away with a TV mount.

The suspect was seen leaving in a car registered in Florida, but his description did not match the owner of the car.

Community egg hunt slated for this weekend.

Milton Egg Hunt

Courtesy By JOE PARKER joe@appenmediagroup.com

MILTON, Ga. — Cambridge High School’s football field will be awash in sea of colorful eggs this Saturday for the Milton Community Egg Hunt. Around 30,000 eggs will be scattered across the turf for the family event which will take place from 2-4 p.m.

Egg hunts will take place for children from infant to the fifth grade, including children with special needs, throughout the day. Along with the hunts, the event includes bounce houses, music, face painting, giveaways and an appearance from the Easter Bunny.

Milton hosted the egg hunt for several years at Friendship Park, but due to the city’s limited staff and a need for more volunteers, the event was discontinued in 2017. It has been revitalized, and over 300 volunteers are expected for this year’s celebration.

“We always had a great turnout in the past and hope for an even bigger crowd turnout this year,” said Milton Community Outreach and Engagement Manager Courtney Spriggs. “We do hope there is the potential for growth, as well as an opportunity to bring events to the Ga. 9 corridor of Milton.”

Spriggs said the event would not be possible without the collaboration between the city and Stonecreek Church and she is grateful for Milton’s involved community.

“We build community by giving Milton citizens lots of opportunities to connect and engage with their neighbors, businesses, and other organizations,” Spriggs said. “Partnering with Stonecreek Church and Cambridge High School was an awesome way to make that happen.”

Stoncreek’s Kid’s Pastor Jordan Ledwell said the church has a heart for Milton and its community and wanted to work with the city to expand the event’s reach.

“We knew that together we could do something spectacular,” Ledwell said.

Cambridge’s field will be subdivided into three separate fields with egg hunts beginning at 2:30 p.m. The event is free and no registration is needed.

What the City of Milton doesn’t want you to know.

Courtesy www.northfulton.com

Recently, I received a survey card from the City of Milton.

Not one question was about the dying equestrian community. A question did cover “rural character”, but in today’s Milton, when a new subdivision constructs a black fence at the entrance, such is considered “rural character.”

Upon incorporation in 2006, all emergency vehicles had horse decals showcased. Today, only the fire trucks have it. Fire and police have a horse patch on their uniforms. Watch — that horse patch will drop off soon. There used to be the “Milton Round Up,” a festival with horse themes prominent. It too has died, with “Crabapple Fest” being the annual celebration.

Milton has blocked the presentation of the proposed horse protection ordinance “Liberty’s Law” (libertyslaw.blogspot.com) countless times even though other municipalities that don’t claim to be “an equestrian community” allowed its presentation. Since then, two horses have died due to fireworks and many others are terrorized due to fireworks and harassment.

The recent five year parks plan has no equestrian facilities included. Milton continues to spend millions on land with their Greenspace Bond money. Many of the few remaining horse farms are for sale and not one has been purchased for remaining equestrians hanging on. Check active horse farm listings, they are all open to a developer’s call. Over 70 percent of Milton is subdivisions now.

Economics sway decisions. For most, our property is our biggest asset. An area’s changing of the guard can have a dramatic effect. Horse farms, pastures, and serenity are the exact opposite of subdivisions, manicured lawns, noise pollution and related traffic. One is not better than the other, just completely different. To believe that both can co-exist is not reality.

Milton could have been the equestrian capital of Georgia if the powers offered incentives and related infrastructure out of the gate. Look at how Peachtree City became the golf capital of the state. However, a different road was taken and the end result is today. Have you seen Crabapple lately?

I encourage the dwindling demographic of land owners to unite and look out for one another. The City of Milton is pulling no punches trying to hold onto a falsehood, be it with tax incentives or illegal land rules, killing our property values and futures in the process. They ignore the reality that Milton is Dunwoody — light already with more change to come and not horse friendly. They have refused to give the equestrian lifestyle a voice, protection or support. All they do is wallpaper horse pictures on city letter head, signage and website. With such a facade and facts, why would any horse person want to stay or move here? Life is short and there is cheaper land offering true serenity elsewhere.

— Tim Enloe, Milton