Sunday, April 28, 2013
Morgan Rodgers writes his third book in four years.
Morgan Rodgers, mild-mannered Recreation and Parks Administrator by day, is a locally celebrated author by night. Much to the delight of Roswell citizens, Rodgers has written his third book in the past four years. Past Sins is the sequel to his last novel, "Timing…the Key to Life." "Past Sins" continues the story of the characters you met in "Timing"; the book takes relatable characters and showcases their stories in different locations and landmarks throughout Roswell that will feel familiar for all who read the book. When you read about all the characters eating in Slope’s BBQ together, you will be able to identify with their lives. Most books talk about faraway places that most of us have never heard of or visited, but when you read "…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Thomas Gonzalez worked with author Jo S. Kittinger to create "The House on Dirty-Third Street."
Thomas Gonzalez of Alpharetta is the illustrator for a book that won a 2013 Christopher Award. Gonzalez and and Hoover, AL-based author Jo S. Kittinger, won a 2013 Christopher Award for "The House on Dirty-Third Street" (Peachtree Publishers), The book is one of 11 for adults and young people that The Christophers will honor on May 23 in New York City, according to a release from the non-profit organization. The books join eight feature films and TV/cable programs also slated to win a Christopher Award this year. “The House on Dirty-Third Street is part of a trend we notice among the winning books for young people in the 64th year for the Award: They deal with grownup, sophisticated subjects," the release said. "Between weather, fire and …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Second grade teacher Nadia Porcelli-Munisteri has used her experiences in the classroom and at schools to write a book for young children to teach them what bullying is.
As a teacher for the past 10 years, Nadia Porcelli-Munisteri has seen bullying firsthand. So the Milton resident wrote a book for children in K-2. She's seen kids just being kids who are immediately labeled as bullies, and wants children to understand what bullying is so they know when to seek help. "It's at their level, so that they can clearly comprehend what a real definition of bullying is,' the Milton resident said. The book includes examples of what children face daily at school. Just being pushed at school doesn't mean a child has been bullied. But repeated, aggressive behavior is bullying. She has written the book so the main character is having a conversation with the person who is reading it. Who Are You Calling A Bully? By Nadia…
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Cogburn Woods students learn Georgia history with the help of Jeremiah the Bullfrog.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Author/illustrator Pam Alexander spoke with second graders at Cogburn Woods Elementary School last month about Georgia history and regions of Georgia, which is part of second grade studies Georgia as part of their social studies curriculum. Teachers say Ms. Alexander did a wonderful job talking about the regions of Georgia as well as sharing her puppet, Jeremiah the Bullfrog who has traveled back in time to meet James Oglethorpe, Mary Musgrove and Tomachichi. The children and teachers really enjoyed her visit.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
If you don't see your event in this list, tells us and make sure to add it to the calendar of events on Patch.
Add your upcoming event/announcement on Alpharetta-Milton Patch. It's easy to do, first you must have a login, afterwards scroll to the bottom of the homepage and click on the announcement box under "Contribute." From that point on you'll be guided to fill out the template with your information. Tell us in the comments below. Alpharetta Artistic Holiday in the Village on Church Street Book Signing By Author Mary O. Travers of her new novel, 'Her Mother's Heart' Winter Indoor Lacrosse & Soccer Registration Open Cumming National BBQ Cup (this event is Friday and Saturday) Christmas in Central Park St Marlo Holiday Bazaar & Gift Boutique Roswell Market on the Green Backyard Campout Blues and Brews Fundraiser for Mutt Madd-ness Dog Rescue …
Monday, June 6, 2011
An author, a kids' cooking camp and another smog alert are in store for today.
Here's a look at 5 Things for today in Alpharetta-Milton Patch: Camp Salud! at Harry's Farmers Market 10 a.m.-1 p.m., This summer kids and teens can tie on an apron and take over the kitchen at Salud! Author Karen White at Barnes and Noble 7 p.m., the author of The Beach Trees will be at the Alpharetta bookstore. Milton City Council 6 p.m. Fulton's Tax Assessor reports on the city's tax assessments and new legislation at City Hall. PSC at Rotary Noon, Public Service Commission Tim Echols speaks at Windward Rotary Club. Heat & Smog Today's Air Quality Forecast from the Georgia Environmental Protectin Division is an unhealthy 111. In this range the outdoor air is likely to be unhealthy for some people. Children, people who are sensitive to …