Appen Media Group

Appen Media Group Appen's publications reach 93,000 homes weekly in North Fulton and Forsyth County. The Alpharetta-Roswell, Forsyth, Johns Creek and Milton Herald newspapers, the Dunwoody Crier, Northside Woman magazine and the quarterly Answer Books.

Thirty years ago, Ray and Christina Appen bought a bi-monthly newspaper in Alpharetta called The ReVue, left their positions at The Miami Herald and moved to run the newspaper. In the following years, they renamed the paper The Revue & News and increased the publishing frequency to weekly. Following the success of The Revue & News, the Appens started publishing three more weekly papers, a monthy women’s magazine and a quarterly relocation guide. They even expanded outside of publishing to social media management, design and graphics services, digital newsletter management and website services. In 2018 Appen launched the Appen Podcast Network. However, the core business remains community news publishing.

What a great contest/promotion from our friends over at Village Park Milton! Check it out and submit your entry - it sho...
05/15/2020

What a great contest/promotion from our friends over at Village Park Milton! Check it out and submit your entry - it should be a beautiful weekend for it.

It's almost time! Grab your chalk and join our #CreateHappiness challenge starting May 11. Let's spread the word and #CreateHappiness together.

(SPONSORED) Keeping Georgia Well amid COVID-19: Wellstar Health System is caring for Georgia amid COVID-19, providing th...
05/13/2020

(SPONSORED) Keeping Georgia Well amid COVID-19: Wellstar Health System is caring for Georgia amid COVID-19, providing the care you need, safely. Visit Wellstar.org/safecare.

After a few weeks away self-quarantining, the crew is back with a run down of what they missed since the last episode. W...
05/11/2020
We're back! Did we miss anything?

After a few weeks away self-quarantining, the crew is back with a run down of what they missed since the last episode. What do the Biden allegations mean for a possible Abrams VP nod? Are mailed ballots here to stay in Georgia? All that and more! #gapol

The Georgia Politics Podcast crew is BACK after a few weeks off quarantining. Well, half back. They're still maintaining appropriate social distances so while not back in the studio, they

Publisher Hans Appen pens his annual Pulitzer Prize column and recognizes one winner who was furloughed from his newspap...
05/08/2020
Journalists are a committed breed of people

Publisher Hans Appen pens his annual Pulitzer Prize column and recognizes one winner who was furloughed from his newspaper two weeks ago.

Most journalists work a lifetime in the industry writing thousands of articles and never come close to winning a Pulitzer Prize. It is the hall of fame for reporters, photographers,

04/29/2020
The Ovbey Team

Check out this cool video from The Ovbey Team supporting small business owners!

And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a job creator." So God made a small business owner.

God said, "I need somebody willing to sit up all night worrying about how to make payroll. I need somebody who's okay with paying their employees before they make a single dollar. I need someone who will take all the risk to sign the front of the check....so that others have the privilege of signing the back. I need someone who will risk their life savings just to break even every year and hope that the next will be better." So God made a small business owner.

"I need somebody with a personality strong enough to handle a complaining customer and yet gentle enough to train a new employee. Somebody to run payroll, stock the shelves, skip lunch, run across town to hand deliver an order to an elderly customer, work late, and not get back to their own house until 10:30 PM." So God made a small business owner.

“I need someone who will work 70 hours a week, every week, and be able to tolerate the media AND EVEN THEIR OWN FRIENDS saying that business owners ‘aren't paying their fair share.’” So God made a small business owner.

God had to have somebody willing to always put the customer first, sometimes even before their own family. God needed someone willing to open early, stay open late, miss their kids' baseball games...just so that other parents wouldn't have to. So God made a small business owner.

God needed someone who would get people what they need, when they needed it, for a fair price.

Someone who could be a living example of the old-fashioned virtues of self reliance, hard work, and not spending more than you make.

God needed someone to keep the American dream alive.

So God made a small business owner.

RE/Max Paramount Properties.

Have you submitted your business info and a message for the public? It's free!
04/21/2020
Submit Business Info

Have you submitted your business info and a message for the public? It's free!

Submit Business Information Submit Business Info Finish Is your business still open during the COVID-19 closures? Let everyone know! Fill out the information below to be included in our We're Open! directory. Business Information * First Name * Last Name * Email * Company name Company Phone number *...

YMCA facilities may be closed to the public, but they're still providing a much-needed service. The organization is now ...
03/26/2020
Dunwoody Crier Newspaper

YMCA facilities may be closed to the public, but they're still providing a much-needed service.

The organization is now offering childcare for healthcare workers at several area hospitals.

"When there is a need, the Y fills that need."

03/25/2020

Have any great photos of your kids at home while schools are closed? Please send them to us! We are working on a photo page for an upcoming edition of the newspaper. Post them here or send them to hans(a)appenmediagroup(dot)com.

Is your business still open during the COVID-19 closures? We're building a We're Open! directory. Here's the form:
03/23/2020
Submit Business Info

Is your business still open during the COVID-19 closures?

We're building a We're Open! directory. Here's the form:

Rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers overnight. Thunder possible. Low around 55F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 90%..

Alpharetta-Roswell Herald
03/23/2020

Alpharetta-Roswell Herald

"Still open!"

- Maple Street Biscuit Company

Milton has followed the trend of surrounding cities, declaring a local emergency and adjusting city regulations. The may...
03/23/2020
Milton declares local emergency

Milton has followed the trend of surrounding cities, declaring a local emergency and adjusting city regulations.

The mayor said it's not a power grab but a way for the city to act quickly amid the pandemic.

NOTE: This article has been updated to reflect that firearms are excluded from the mayoral power, "To prohibit or regulate the possession, sale or use of explosives, gasoline or other

We're working on a few ways to help local service workers. If you're a restaurant employee facing a hardship due to COVI...
03/21/2020
Virtual Tip Jar Sign-Up

We're working on a few ways to help local service workers.

If you're a restaurant employee facing a hardship due to COVID-19 restrictions, fill out this form:

Support your local bartenders and service industry folks! We are compiling a list of service industry workers in North Fulton, DeKalb and South Forsyth, along with their Venmo or Paypal accounts to be shared widely. Send a couple bucks those who would have served you over the years. It doesn't have....

We want to know how COVID-19 has impacted those in our community. Are you able to work remotely at home with family? How...
03/18/2020

We want to know how COVID-19 has impacted those in our community. Are you able to work remotely at home with family? How are your kids taking to online learning? Have you been able to find necessary groceries? What are the challenges you've faced?
Send how the pandemic has impacted your daily life (and any photos you'd like to share) to [email protected].

For the first time in the program's 30-year history, Chattahoochee boys basketball lifted the state championship trophy ...
03/12/2020
Johns Creek Herald

For the first time in the program's 30-year history, Chattahoochee boys basketball lifted the state championship trophy Saturday in Macon. It's a feeling that hasn't quite sunk in for head coach Chris Short.

ROSWELL, Ga. — One of Roswell’s most anticipated developments is now officially underway.
03/11/2020
Alpharetta-Roswell Herald

ROSWELL, Ga. — One of Roswell’s most anticipated developments is now officially underway.

LISTEN: Herald Daily Update - Tuesday, March 10th, 2020Welcome to the Herald Daily Update. Be sure to tune in every week...
03/10/2020
Herald Daily Update

LISTEN: Herald Daily Update - Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Welcome to the Herald Daily Update. Be sure to tune in every weekday morning for more news and check out your local Herald to read the full stories from today’s podcast.

Podcasts are the fastest growing platform for entertainment and news consumption in the world. Already, nearly one-fourth of Americans listen to a podcast at least monthly and that number is increasing rapidly.

Sedgwick’s store will breathe new life into the building which was built in the 1950s and operated as a general store wi...
03/09/2020
Milton approves request to revamp historically zoned store

Sedgwick’s store will breathe new life into the building which was built in the 1950s and operated as a general store with gas pumps. The property has sat mostly dormant since the city’s incorporation, though there have been several attempts to rezone the site since 2006.

( via Milton Herald )

MILTON, Ga. — The old Hardeman Country Store at Hopewell and Thompson roads is set to reopen as a new business following approval of zoning modifications by the Milton City

With Biblical quotes and historical references, Rabbi Levi Mentz of the Congregation Beth Israel, inspired 100 attendees...
03/08/2020
First synagogue in Forsyth County unveiled in historic moment

With Biblical quotes and historical references, Rabbi Levi Mentz of the Congregation Beth Israel, inspired 100 attendees to look to the future strengthened and encouraged by their collective ancestry.

The future, Mentz told them, will make history: the building of the first synagogue and Jewish Community Center in Forsyth County.

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The past, present and future came together in what was called an “historic event,” as plans for the first synagogue in Forsyth County were unveiled Jan.

🍑New Show Alert 🍑Between Loeffler, Collins, Qualifying Week and Rollover Day, it was a full show. Yes, Craig did sneak a...
03/06/2020
The Georgia Politics Podcast - 3/6/20: Qualifying week

🍑New Show Alert 🍑

Between Loeffler, Collins, Qualifying Week and Rollover Day, it was a full show.

Yes, Craig did sneak a trivia question in. Can anyone name the Rep. who leaned over the gallery to set the clock back?

#gapol

Preston, Craig and Megan almost manage to keep this week's show under an hour. Hard feat to accomplish considering that it's qualifying week and Crossover Day is Thursday.

Dunwoody's Bill Nichols — a World War II Veteran and founder of VFW Post 10822 — received his 30-year membership pin.
03/06/2020
Veterans group honors first responders

Dunwoody's Bill Nichols — a World War II Veteran and founder of
VFW Post 10822 — received his 30-year membership pin.

DUNWOODY, Ga. — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10822, which includes veterans from Dunwoody and Sandy Springs, recently awarded its 2019 Public Servant Awards.

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If you get a chance, cover the Ms. Senior Georgia Pageant this Sunday at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center at 2:00. This is the 30th Anniversary Pageant and is held in Roswell each August with contestants from all over the state. These contestants, all over 60, put on quite a performance with additional entertainment provided by the Dazzlin' Dames, former contestant participants. It would make an interesting story. If you can't cover the pageant, perhaps you could interview the new queen sometime during the following months with a vantage point of what a unique event this is every year for the City of Roswell.
An Economy and a Future That Includes All Our Citizens! As much as we might hate it the 2020 election season started the second the mid-terms were over. Many old hats on the left were surprised that many of the young Democratic candidates won while espousing progressive policies and goals. If this is any indication then to win in 2020 Democrats need to offer the poor and middle class a new, 'New Deal'. Damaged and disheartened, lied to and taken advantage of by the wealthy and those determined to hold power at any cost, they are yearning for relief and someone to actually do something to better their circumstances, and give them hope for a better future for them and their children. Healthcare for all, Free tuition at public colleges, Social Security at age 50 and some form of a limited Universal Basic Income to lift all our citizens out of abject poverty and give all our children a financial platform with which to begin their lives as productive adults in a thriving economy. I watched an episode of the business program ‘On the Money’ on Sunday July 30, 2017. The first and main topic was something called Universal Income. The idea that instead of all the poverty programs and such, the Government should just give everybody a check every month for $1000 dollars. When one considers the gap between rich and poor, the rate of automation and the fact that there will never be enough jobs to go around it might be a better way of keeping our folks out of abject poverty. The drawback was the cost. One of the commentators said it would cost upwards of 3 trillion dollars. However there is a way to reach the goal of a Universal Income, eliminating abject poverty, and at a much lower cost. Here’s how. Start by expanding Social Security. Eliminate the cap on taxable income and raise the tax to 8% from the current rate of 6.2%. Then lower the age of eligibility to 50 years. Create a stipend that will give a check to all adults and High School Grads of $1000 a month. Those who do not finish High School should have to wait till they are 20 to encourage them to finish school. They can use this fund to support them if they go to college or to help them in getting started in life. Our wealthy students are able to go to college and do well precisely because they have a financial platform to support them. This would give all our students the same support. Every child we shepherd thru College is possibly the guy who will cure cancer or invent star drive or save the planet. Investing in our children is like buying a lottery ticket for humanity! To pay for it, go to the Stock Market and place a tax of 3% on all trades to fund the stipend. The market in 2016 did, according to the World Bank, over 42 trillion in trades and a 3% tax won’t break the bank. The payments should be set up so one gradually loses the stipend as they move up the economic ladder in a way that will encourage advancement, for example one would lose $100 of the stipend for every $10,000 in reported income so that when one is making $100,000 a year they lose the stipend entirely. A basic stipend would allow us to eliminate all those poverty programs conservatives always complain about. Currently we spend a trillion dollars on some 126 anti-poverty programs and their elimination would certainly offset the cost of the stipend. Imagine the country with no one in abject poverty. Imagine the numbers of kids now being able to go to college because they have the financial support to do so. The economic force of all that spending would drive the economy to new heights and would certainly close the income gap between the rich and poor that is hurting our economy and country. A basic stipend would free workers from starving or being held in economic servitude, making only enough to pay for enough food to be able to work another 40 hours. Business would have to bid for one’s labor instead of workers begging for a job! We can take back the dignity and value our labor should produce. We can boost the spending power of the poor and middle class and leave behind the failed and greedy policy of ‘trickle down’ economics which has damaged our economy and brought about the latest version of the Great Recession! Employers would benefit too. Not having to spend on unemployment or health insurance would save them money and allow them to pay better wages. Yep, we can do this if we only have the will. We can make this country live up to the promises articulated by President Roosevelt in his famous ‘Four Freedoms” speech, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Fear and the last which always seems to be forgotten, Freedom from want! We have the power and wealth to accomplish the last of these. The mechanics are in place. The tools are available to us. Let us make a better country and thereby a better world by finishing the work set out for us by President Roosevelt some 76 years ago. Democrats can win but not with the same old mid-center or center-left policies and platform. They must offer us an economy and a vision that really works for us all, brings us together and moves the Country and its people forward to a bright future that includes all our citizens!
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Thank you to Wendy Goddard and the Appen Media Group for allowing The T Tones to be a part of the 55+ Lifestyle & Travel Expo today! We had so much fun entertaining the sponsors, vendors and attendees! We hope to be a part of the expo next year as well as other events Appen Media may have coming up in the future! Thanks for all you do to keep our communities informed of what is happening!!
Thank you Appen Media Group for being a dynamic paper for local families in this community. Your article on my daughter was wonderful, heartfelt, touching and reminder to her success. Because of your dedication to businesses, nonprofits, and people...our community is better!