Dr. Margaret EllisonDr. Margaret Ellison (pictured) has joined Dr. Alfred Jenkins at Piedmont Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Ellison is board-certified in gynecologic oncology and general obstetrics and gynecology and has special interest in laparoscopic management of gynecologic malignancies, radical pelvic surgery, robotic surgery for benign and malignant gynecologic surgery, and management of breast cancer.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from Emory University and her medical degree from Mercer University in Macon and comes to Piedmont Gynecologic Oncology from Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Sunset.

The next CrossFit Georgia event will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Cobb Galleria.  CrossFit is looking for volunteers, judges, prizes, sponsors, and participants.  For more information or to register, visit www.AtlanticSportsEvents.com. It is $20 to register online in advance, $30 at the door, and $15 for spectators. A portion of the proceeds will go to charity.

Since 1880, Homewatch CareGivers has been providing full service in-home care for people of all ages internationally.  Now, husband and wife team Jeff and Amy Whitehouse have brought Homewatch CareGivers to Atlanta.  Jeff, Amy, and all their staff have accepted a mission to preserve dignity, protect independence, and provide peace of mind to home-bound clients in the Atlanta area.  www.HomewatchCareGivers.com/atlanta-east or (404) 521-0404.

Fun Fitness creator Jaye Crawford has announced plans to launch Boogie Baby Dance Party, designed to host family-oriented dance parties in a safe, alcohol-free environment.  Events will be held at the NAVO Church space in Oakhurst Village, with the official launch party scheduled to take place on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 1 to 4 p.m.  To purchase tickets, view event calendar, or book your next celebration visit www.BoogieBaby.net or call (404) 378-5775.

Bolton Village, a 29,000 square foot mixed-use development on Bolton Road in Northwest Atlanta, has announced that West End Medical Centers, Inc. has signed a five-year lease for approximately 3,700 square feet of space within the complex. Lou Foah of Gene Kansas Developments represented Bolton Village in the negotiations.

The U.S. News World Report has ranked Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta among the top pediatric hospitals in its 2009 edition of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.” Both the hospital’s orthopedics and heart/heart surgery areas were ranked among the top 10 in the nation. To view the report, visit www.USNews.com/ChildrensHospitals or pick up the August issue of the U.S. News World Report.

Institut’ DERMed Medi-Clinical Spa in Buckhead will celebrate its 20th birthday this year.  Since its establishment in 1989, the Medi-Clinical Spa has grown to include a 3,000 square foot facility, 11 treatment rooms offering a variety of treatments, and a location near Perimeter Mall. To commemorate the occasion, Institut’ DERMed will offer a new Diamond Peel and host a special celebration at its Buckhead location in September. www.idermed.com.

Collin KelleyEditor

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.