Happy New Year.
We’re coming up on the fifth anniversary of Roots in Alpharetta. It’s been a fun ride so far. The blog started off on themes of suburbia and those who relocate here. It’s morphed a little over time and that’s alright. Today we talk about a little of everything, from restaurants to politics. Hopefully we’re starting conversations and bringing stories to you that the traditional media isn’t.
This little blogging endeavor has introduced me to a lot of new friends and for that I’m grateful. It’s the most rewarding part of the experience for sure. But while we’re talking of introductions, allow me to announce a few small changes to the blog this coming year.
We’ve gone multi-author. You’ll notice a new by-line that appears on each post. Hopefully this should avoid confusion over who is writing the story you’re reading.
Mike Christensen has written here for several years and has over forty articles under his belt. It’s about time he gets the billing he rightly deserves. He’s officially on the blogroll and in the about page. Unfortunately I couldn’t add him to the payroll as budgets are pretty thin. You know how it goes.
Also allow me to introduce Stacy Zwiebel our new intern. Like the rest of us Ms. Zwiebel is a native of extreme south Forsyth and has true roots here. She’s a recent graduate of South Forsyth High School and is working on a journalism degree. Hopefully she’ll bring a bit of, let’s say, journalistic integrity, credibility and seriousness to Roots. Look for her column during the first week of each month.
2015 promises to be an exciting year. This area continues to grow and new companies are moving in. With that comes opportunity, challenges to overcome and tough decisions to be made. We’ll try to cover them all. We’ll also see municipal elections this year which is always entertaining. And the growing restaurant scene will provide our usual Friday diversion from it all.
Thanks for your continued readership!