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The Atlanta History Center

The Atlanta History Center

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By Kenny Hackett

Are you looking for something to do that is family friendly, or would you like to learn more about the city we call home?  If so, the Atlanta History Center is a great destination!  The Atlanta History Center is open Mondays through Saturdays 10am to 5:30pm and Sundays 12pm to 5:30pm.  Adult tickets are $21.50  for ages 4-12, tickets are $9.  Student tickets for students ages 13 and older are $18.  The admission cost also includes admission to the historic Swan House, The Smith Family Farm, and The Marget Mitchell House.

 

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The Atlanta History Center’s Main Entrance.

The Atlanta History Center is located on 33 acres in Buckhead. The Center features several exhibits in the main museum. The Center also features several historic homes and beautiful gardens.  Founded as The Atlanta Historical Society in 1926, the society’s mission was to preserve the City of Atlanta’s history After decades of collecting and preserving Atlanta’s history the Society, and it’s holdings, became The Atlanta History Center in 1990

 

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The main lobby.

 

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A steam engine in the lobby.

 

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An Atlanta veterans WWI uniform with a standard-issue gas mask.

 

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Flags of the Civil War.

 

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A common campsite for soldiers during the Civil War.

 

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A statue of a Confederate Soldier.

 

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The Civil War had more US casualties than any other war.

 

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Not Everything in the Museum is about war, The Bobby Jones exhibit offers a positive view of a famous Atlanta native!

 

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Some of Mr. Jones’s trophies.

 

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A statue of golf great and Atlanta native Bobby Jones.

 

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The Swan House and other historical homes are also included with your admission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back To School Traffic Saftey Tips

Back To School Traffic Saftey Tips

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By Kenny Hackett

The end of summer is upon us.  With the return of school comes something dark and evil, Metro Atlanta school traffic!  Traffic is never particularly kind in metro Atlanta, but the return of school can make it a nightmare.   Not only is the additional traffic annoying, but it can be dangerous for our children if safety is not observed more carefully.  With this in mind, we would like to share some tips from the National Safety Council to help everyone be as safe as possible.

When Dropping Off the Children

Make sure to go over your local schools drop off procedures before taking your child to school!  Being prepared not only will increase efficiency and reduce traffic backups but will ensure the process is as safe as possible for the students!   School zones have the highest number of incidents involving children and motor vehicles.

  • Don’t double park; it blocks visibility for other children and vehicles
  • Don’t load or unload children across the street from the school
  • Carpool to reduce the number of vehicles at the school

Sharing the Road with Young Pedestrians

AdobeStock_158932701.jpegMost children who lose their lives in school bus related incidents are walking and between the age of 4 to 7 years old according to the NSC.  There is a danger of them being hit by the bus or a motorist illegally passing a stopped bus.  These are some things that can make it safer for the kids!

  • Don’t block the crosswalk when stopped at a red light or waiting to make a turn, forcing pedestrians to go around you; this could put them in the path of moving traffic
  • In a school zone when flashers are blinking, stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the crosswalk or intersection
  • Always stop for a school patrol officer or crossing guard holding up a stop sign
  • Take extra care to look out for children in school zones, near playgrounds and parks, and in all residential areas
  • Don’t honk or rev your engine to scare a pedestrian, even if you have the right of way
  • Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians
  • Always use extreme caution to avoid striking pedestrians wherever they may be, no matter who has the right of way

Sharing the Road with School Buses

btst_busIf you are driving behind a bus, allow a greater following distance than if you were driving behind a car. It will give you more time to stop once the yellow lights start flashing. It is illegal in all 50 states to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children.

  • Never pass a bus from behind – or from either direction if you are on an undivided road – if it is stopped to load or unload children
  • If the yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic must stop
  • The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children; stop far enough back to allow them space to enter and exit the bus.
  • Be alert; children often are unpredictable, and they tend to ignore hazards and take risks

Sharing the Road with Bicyclists

btst_bikeOn most roads, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as vehicles, but bikes can be hard to see. Children riding bikes create special problems for drivers because usually, they are not able to properly determine traffic conditions. The most common cause of the collision is a driver turning left in front of a bicyclist.

  • When passing a bicyclist, proceed in the same direction slowly, and leave 3 feet between your car and the cyclist
  • When turning left and a bicyclist is approaching in the opposite direction, wait for the rider to pass
  • If you’re turning right and a bicyclist is approaching from behind on the right, let the rider go through the intersection first, and always use your turn signals
  • Watch for bike riders turning in front of you without looking or signaling; children especially have a tendency to do this
  • Be extra vigilant in school zones and residential neighborhoods
  • Watch for bikes coming from driveways or behind parked cars
  • Check side mirrors before opening your door

 

I hope these tips help us all keep the kids safe as they return to school.  I tried to find some advice for avoiding traffic in Atlanta, but google just laughed at me.  Feel free to share any tips you have in the comments.

 

 

 

 

 

Why Choose a Top 1% Invisalign® Provider?

Why Choose a Top 1% Invisalign® Provider?

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you when they meet you. Crooked, poorly spaced teeth can not only affect that first impression but can also impact your self-confidence. Invisalign® clear aligners help straighten your teeth without your having to deal with uncomfortable, noticeable, difficult-to-maintain metal braces.

 

Finding an orthodontist who is experienced with Invisalign therapy is important.  Invisalign Aligners only work at their best when guided by an experienced orthodontist.

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Drs. Yurfest & Huber accepting their Life Time Achievement award from Align Technology CEO Joe Hogan.

The most experienced providers are designated as Top 1% providers.  These providers are the most experienced Invisalign providers in the world, and there are less than 100 of them in practice.  These Top 1% providers are given access to the newest and most advanced technology used in the Invisalign process.  Drs. Yurfest and Huber are two such providers. Together, they have treated more than 4,000 patients using these products, and their practice is frequently asked by the company to test new Invisalign products and techniques. They were even instrumental in the switch from a two-week wear protocol with Invisalign to the current one-week wear protocol.

 

 

 

 

About Invisalign Aligners

Invisalign aligners fit snugly over your teeth gently guiding your teeth to their desired positions. The aligners allow each tooth to be manipulated individually, helping to create a perfect smile and healthy bite. You will wear these aligners for most of the day and sleep in them. However, unlike traditional braces, they can easily be removed for cleaning and so that you can brush your teeth thoroughly. You can also remove your aligners when you eat.

 

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The iTero Digital Scanner at West Paces Ferry Orthodontics.

During your initial appointment, our staff will make a digital 3D model of your teeth that will be used to create your first set of aligners. You will have follow-up appointments so that we can track your process. Once this set of aligners is complete, you will be scanned again for a second set of aligners. You will start out replacing your aligners with a new set every week so that a constant pressure is kept on your teeth as they move into their new positions.

 

 

At the end of the treatment, which can last between 12 and 24 months, patients transition to wearing a retainer. This retainer keeps teeth in their new position and prevents them from shifting back to their previous location.

Benefits of using Invisalign aligners

Invisalign aligners give patients all the benefits of traditional braces without having to endure heavy metal bands around your teeth for months or years. Also, Invisalign aligners also offer these benefits:

Appearance. Invisalign aligners are clear and fit tightly over your existing teeth. Most people will not even notice that you are wearing them.

Easy care. Since Invisalign aligners are removed for brushing, you do not have to worry about food getting trapped in them as can happen with traditional braces. You simply brush and floss your teeth as you normally would.

Easy monitoring. Invisalign aligners also make it easy to see how your smile is improving at every step in the process. You do not have to wait until the end of the treatment to see the result.

Comfort. With Invisalign aligners, there are no sharp edges or wires to cut your mouth.

About our practice

Dr. Yurfest and Dr. Huber have been helping Atlanta residents perfect their smiles for more than 40 years.  They have treated more patients with Invisalign than any other orthodontist in the Atlanta area.  West Paces Ferry Orthodontics was the first office in the world to treat adults, so you know that they have the experience to successfully treat you and your family.

To learn more about Invisalign and to make an appointment for a complimentary consultation, call their office today at (404) 262-2212 or visit wportho.com!