🌱 Firefighters Quench Kitchen Fire + District Eagle Scouts Named

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🌱 Firefighters Quench Kitchen Fire + District Eagle Scouts Named
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Hello, everybody! It’s me, Jessica Griffin, your host of the Roswell Patch newsletter — here to tell you everything you need to know about what’s happening in town. Including news on…

  • Roswell owner operators lose trust with city government.
  • The fire department has a new deputy chief of administration.
  • Roswell gymnast wins first place gold medal.

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Here are the top stories in Roswell today:

  1. The newest Eagle Scouts for the Northern Ridge Boy Scout District were recently announced. Troops in Roswell, Alpharetta, Milton, and John’s Creek are included in this North Fulton district. Six young men from within the district have been promoted to this new rank after finishing their Eagle Board of Review on March 23. Each new Eagle Scout completed a public service project and was sponsored by a local church in the North Fulton area. (Appen Media)
  2. The Roswell Fire Department contended with another nighttime house fire this week. Fire crews were called to the scene after a report of a kitchen fire at a residence on Eagles Crest Village Lane. Fortunately, all occupants of the home were able to escape the home before firefighters arrived. The fire was extinguished; no injuries were reported. The Roswell Fire Department is reminding the public of the dangers of kitchen fires and to pay attention and follow safety measures while cooking. (Instagram)
  3. The entire metro area is talking about Tuesday’s meeting between Mayor Kurt Wilson and Roswell business owners. Despite apologizing for the city’s lack of upfront communication regarding the Canton Street Promenade project, the mayor still received a lot of rebukes from business owners and attendees. One such owner, Ryan Pernice, said that “Canton Street businesses do not support this project, which jeopardizes millions (of dollars) of our investment in the historic district for no apparent reason.” Through open records request made by residents, it was discovered through a series of emails that this plan has been in motion since at least the month of March. Some of those in attendance felt that the trust between the City of Roswell, residents, and proprietors has been broken. Business owners will meet with city officials again this morning. (Newsbreak)
  4. After 27 years with the Roswell Fire Department, Captain and Lieutenant Brian Wolfe has been named as the new deputy chief of administration. The announcement was made on May 8, and Wolfe will officially begin his new role on May 30. His job will now be to manage the budgeting, procurement and logistics of the Fire Marshal’s Office. He will also be involved in the plans and allotment of the funds for public safety bond project. Fire Chief Joe Pennino is excited for the experience and knowledge that Wolfe will bring to the position. (Appen Media)

Today in Roswell:

  • Mayor and Council Workshop — East Roswell Rec Center (8:00 AM)
  • Works in Clay Spring Show and Sale — Art Center West (10:00 AM)
  • Friends of the Roswell Library Book Sale — Roswell Library (10:30 AM)
  • New Fields Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony & Battle of the Badges Kickball Game — East Roswell Park (5:30 PM)
  • Maya Eventov Exhibition — Vinings Gallery on Canton (6:00 PM)
  • The Tom Olsen Jazz Trio Live — Chicago’s Restaurant (7:00 PM)
  • Sunset Strip Live — Rock N’ Taco Roswell (9:30 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Roswell Arts: Singer Jane Kramer will perform this Sunday at Mimosa Hall for their monthly classical pop-up series. A limited amount of tickets are still available for purchase; visit the Roswell Arts Fund’s website for more information. (Roswell Arts via Instagram)
  • Roswell Police Department: Roswell’s 911 Dispatchers and first responders will be serving coffee and breakfast at Biggby Coffee on May 26. This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet some of Roswell’s heroes of public safety and to learn about how they spend their day. (Roswell Police Department via Facebook)
  • Roswell, Georgia Rec and Parks: A member from the Roswell Men’s Gymnast team recently competed and placed first in the USAG’s 2023 Men’s Development Program National Championships. Maxim Bereznev is a level 10 gymnast with the team, and he won the first-place gold medal at the event. Coaches Leandro Heredia and Michael Bereznev asks the city to join them in congratulating this gymnast for this achievement. (Roswell, Georgia Rec and Parks via Instagram)
  • Roswell Inc: Roswell Inc’s Summer Evening Connect is coming up on Tuesday, May 23, and will be in-person at Sunny and Ranney. Enjoy some light sips and bites as you network with local business leaders and professionals. (Roswell Inc via Twitter)
  • Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market: The Roswell FAM will be back again this weekend in downtown. This week’s featured vendor is Mountain Earth Farms. Each week cultivator Ronnie Mathis brings an assortment of fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables to sell at the market. (Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market via Instagram)

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Now you’re in the loop and ready to start this Friday off right! See you all tomorrow morning for another update.

Jessica Griffin

About me: My name is Jessica Griffin and I am a native of Roswell, Georgia. I have been in the Roswell-Alpharetta community for over 30 years. As a native “Roswellian”, I embody, participate, and support all things local. Community is at the core of all of us, and I aim to convey the collectiveness and unity that should be promoted and celebrated throughout our community. Being a mother, a writer, a student of history, and the arts are my passions.

Have a news tip or suggestion for an upcoming Roswell Patch newsletter? Contact me at Roswell@Patch.com





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