Brooke’s Notes


Every single year, I am surprised at how much the weather impacts my mood. When spring finally arrives (or when we get the random tease of a warm streak during February), my mood is instantly boosted. Sunshine is often the best medicine, right?

“Happiness? The color of it must be spring green.” ~ Frances Mayes

We’re thrilled to bring you the March issue of Forsyth Family magazine! As always, this issue is chock full of fabulous local info for you and your family.

A few highlights in this issue…

Kids’ Morning Out is happening on Monday, March 11th at Salem Gymnastics! Learn more on page 4.

March marks the first of our 2024 summer camp issues! Learn about some of our favorite local summer camps beginning on page 44.

We’re honored to feature Dr. Tina Merhoff and her incredible team on our cover this month. Merhoff & Associates takes pride in changing lives and creating a community legacy, one smile at a time. Head to page 25 to read more!

Have you heard of the Sugar Mamas Movement? Amy Jah is creating something special! Check out the fabulous photos from one of their most recent events and learn more about this movement on page 22.

Katie Maxey wrote a heartwarming article on raising our children to have servant hearts. This one is extra special – find it on page 36.

We were thrilled to feature Heritage Harvest Farms in this issue! Claire Parrish of HHF shared, “We experienced a broken food system and had a passion to become a meaningful part of its change.” Read the full article on page 42.

Last, but certainly not least, Hakka Chow Asian Eats is our Dining Guide feature this month. Hakka Chow is a longtime favorite restaurant of mine. The combination of the great food, the authentic atmosphere and the family that runs this incredible restaurant make it well worth the visit. Read more on page 56.

From our team to you, we genuinely hope you enjoy reading through this entire issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together. If you want to stay up to date with all things Forsyth Mags, be sure to subscribe to our email newsletter at, follow us on Instagram and Facebook @forsythmags and, finally, check out our podcast! The Forsyth Magazines podcast can be streamed on any and all major podcast streaming platforms and is now available to watch on YouTube!

Wishing you a month filled with health and happiness.

All my best,





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