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                                                                   Gunnery Sergeant Edward Barrett
                                                                   Atlanta Toys for Tots Coordinator




   Holiday Happenings PAGE 20 | Bring One For The Chipper PAGE 42 | Terrific Teens PAGE 8
School News PAGE 46 | East Cobb Moms Make Reading Fun PAGE 51 | Pet of the Month PAGE 32
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                  Featured Articles                          Founder/Publisher                   December 2009
                                                             Cynthia Rozzo                      Volume 17, No. 3
     6     Toys For Tots                                                   Graphic Design: Sarah Floyd
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  20       Holiday Happenings                                              Nick Foglia: 404-518-0510
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  51       East Cobb Moms Make Reading Fun
                                                             EAST COBBER monthly is published by EAST COBBER,
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                               This Month                    All rights reserved. Reproduction or any use of editorial or
                                                             pictorial content in any manner, without written permission,
DON’T                        8 ....... Terrific Teens        is prohibited. Cynthia M. Rozzo, Editor/Publisher. Any

MiSS                        24 ....... Community Calendar
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12-19                       30 ....... Dining Guide          locally-owned company that strives to build a sense of
                                                             community and pride in East Cobb County by providing
                            31 ....... Recipe of the Month   its residents with positive stories and timely information.
Holiday Gift Guide          32 ....... Pet of the Month
                                                             The EAST COBBER is distributed free to homes, schools,
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Ho, Ho, Ho, what do you     34 ....... Health & Wellness     30062, 30066, 30067, 30068, and 30075. Comments
                                                             and stories are always welcome. Please address all
know? ‘Tis the season for
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a glance at our annual      48 ....... Seniors               Email: cynthia@eastcobber.com.
                                                             Front cover photo taken by Michael Drewitz of Michael’s
Gift Guide filled with      50 ....... Zonings               Photography
great gift ideas from
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                                                                                         On the Cover
     When I was young, my Christmas excitement was wrapped up in what
presents I was going to get from Santa. Now, whenever I think about                  it’s a pretty big deal to see that every
what meant the most to me in past Christmases I don’t think of the gifts          child in the Metro Atlanta area has toys
received, but the experiences and emotions shared. An outstanding memo-
                                                                                  for Christmas. luckily Santa gets a lot
ry for me is the tradition my parents, both teachers, created for the families
from a Head Start summer program. My parents were hired for a few sum-            of help from a 6-foot elf named Gunnery
mers to implement the academic program for underprivileged families in a          Sergeant Edward Barrett. He is pictured
rural area in Ohio. For years, my parents would open up our home and put
                                                                                  on this month’s cover.
on a Christmas party for those Head Start families. In advance of the party,
                                 they would ask for donations from local             “Christmas is a time of giving and
                                 businesses so the visiting Santa could pass      helping those who are less fortunate
                                 out gifts to those attending. My parents
                                 did not do this as part of a civic club or for
                                                                                  than us, especially impoverished chil-
                                 their church, they were just ordinary folks      dren. For over half a century, the u.S.
                                 finding a way to help those less fortunate.      Marine Corps, has been looking after
                                 Their selfless acts of kindness showed me
                                                                                  America’s needy children at Christmas,”
                                 the true spirit of Christmas. Like Santa
                                 Claus, they dispensed not just Christmas         says Gunnery Sgt. Barrett, a Marine Corps
                                 presents but gifts of good works—never           reservist who is charged with collecting
                                 expecting repayment in “thank-yous” or           and distributing 900,000 new, unwrapped
                                 financial reimbursement.
                                                                                  toys to children in 16 metro Atlanta coun-
                                        That Christmas memory inspires me
                                   to this day. I created the EAST COBBER         ties by Christmas Eve.
                                   magazine 16 years ago so I could spotlight        As the Toys for Tots Coordinator,
                                   people like my parents: those ordinary
                                                                                  Barrett, solicits sites for toy collection
                                   people doing extraordinary things in the
                                   community. This issue continues that           boxes, makes speeches, schedules volun-
editorial tradition: from featuring Pope High School Grad, Gunnery                teers and handles requests from agencies
Sgt. Edward Barrett, on the front cover to the terrific teens                     requesting toys.
(see page 8 & 9) to the owner of our Pet-of-the-Month (see page 32).
As modeled by my parents, I truly believe that helping others and giving             “Even though you may never meet
of oneself is the greatest thing we can do with our lives. Giving helps me        in person the children whose lives you
feel a sense of purpose and connection to the rest of the human race. And
                                                                                  impact and bring hope to, i hope you
around Christmas time it feels even better!
                                                                                  know in your heart that when you drop off
    The spirit of giving is woven right into Christmas and Hanukkah, and
our annual Gift Guide (see pages 12-19) provides gift ideas to help you           a toy or make a donation a child will be
show your appreciation and love to your family and friends.                       smiling on Christmas morning because of
     People do extraordinary things at this time of the year that they            you!” shares Barrett. For more informa-
wouldn’t normally and they do it because Christmas feels like a time to
                                                                                  tion about the Atlanta Toys for Tots pro-
share and love. Whatever you celebrate—Christmas or Hanukkah, take
the time to give of yourself and to reflect on the joy that you see going on      gram see page 6.
around you.                                                                          As a marine reservist, Barrett was
                                                                                  called up in 2003 to serve in the
    Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!                                          invasion of iraq. He also was deployed to
                                                                                  Afghanistan in 2007. A graduate of Pope
                                                                                  High School (Class of ’91) Barrett lives in
                                                                                  Kennesaw with his wife and 5 children.
                                                                                     Front cover photo taken by Michael
    Cynthia M. Rozzo
                                                                                  Drewitz of Michael’s Photography.
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                                    Toys For Tots Seeks Donations
     As the holidays are upon us and planning for Christmas               Here are some of the official Toys for Tots drop-off points
arrives, it’s also time to think about doing something special for   in East Cobb County:
children in need. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots
Campaign is again underway giving local residents an opportu-        >Big Lots                                     >Jiffy Lube
nity to purchase a toy for a boy or girl outside their family.       2745 Sandy Plains Road                        2550 Delk Road
     Toys for Tots began 62 years ago when Maj. Bill                 Marietta, GA 30066                            Marietta, GA 30067
Hendricks, and a group of Marine reservists in Los Angeles col-      >Devon Self Storage                           >Jimmy Mac’s Pub
lected and distributed more than 5,000 toys to needy children.       1155 Powers Ferry Parkway                     3205 Canton Road
Maj. Hendricks’ idea caught on and was so successful that            Marietta, GA 30067                            Marietta , GA 30066
the Marine Corps adopted Toys for Tots the following year and
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expanded it into a nationwide program. In 1995, the Secretary
of Defense approved Toys for Tots as an official activity of the     3208 Canton Road, Ste. 108                    648 Johnson Ferry Road
U.S. Marine Corps and an official mission of the Marine Corps        Marietta, Ga 30066                            Marietta, GA 30068
Reserve.                                                             >Gold’s Gym East Marietta                     >UPS
      Today, Toys for Tots is the Marine Corps’ premier commu-       4930 Davidson Road, Ste. 100                  50 Barrett Parkway
nity action program and one of the nation’s flagship Christmas       Marietta, GA 30067                            Suite 3005
charitable causes. Toys for Tots is the only charitable endeavor     >H.M. Patterson & Son                         Marietta, GA 30066
within the Department of Defense which reaches outside the           Canton Hill Chapel                            >Walgreens
military establishment to give something back to the communi-        1157 Old Canton Road, NE                      2988 Shallowford Road
ties. Toys for Tots has enjoyed over a half century of success       Marietta, GA 30068                            Marietta, GA 30066
because of the support of millions of caring Americans, local
communities, and corporate sponsors, plus the dedication and               Toys will be collected through December 23.
hard work of thousands of U.S. Marines. Toys for Tots is a                While the Marines organize, coordinate and manage the
program which brings all elements of a community together in         program, the ultimate success depends on the support of the
a common cause for three months each year. It is a program           local residents and their generosity. Here are more ways you
dedicated to helping in the development of our nation’s most         can help this year’s Toys for Tots campaign:
valuable natural resource: our children. A shiny new toy at
                                                                      • Organize an event.
Christmas lets these youngsters know that someone cares.
                                                                      • Volunteer to help sort toys.
     The area Toys for Tots coordinator, Gunnery Sergeant
Edward Barrett is in charge of finding enough money and toys          • Donate money by sending a check or money order to:
to fulfill the 900,000 toy requests for children in the 16 coun-        Toys for Tots, 1280 Field Parkway, Marietta, GA 30066.
ties throughout Metro Atlanta. “Many people in Metro Atlanta          • Conduct your own toy collection.
have been hit hard this year with the floods and job losses so
we are working extra hard asking for more donations and drop-         • Provide a service such as media or transportation
off points,” says Gunnery Sergeant Barrett.                             support for the campaign.
     Toys for Tots collects new unwrapped toys. The Marines           • Provide a philanthropic donation of cash or toys.
ask that toys brought to the hundreds of drop-off points be              For information regarding volunteering or hosting an event
unwrapped so they can be sorted and given to the right child.        contact Gunnery Sergeant Edward Barrett at 678-225-4599 or
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     Lassiter’s Interact Club recently participated in the 9th Annual Cobb County Make-A-Wish 5K Race in order to help the founda-
tion grant wishes to children with life threatening illnesses. Lassiter’s Interact sponsor is Mrs. Pam Perkerson. Pictured above are:
Back Row (L-R): Meredith levan; Ryan Patton and Taylor Robbins. Next Row (L to R): Olivia Bowman, Tessa Williams, Sarah
Carson, Olivia Brashear, Hannah Clark, Mary Pratt, (Mary & Margaret holding sign), Margaret Robertson, Morgan Van Alstine,
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      Gigi Mitchell, Haley Burgett, lindsay Jones are pictured above. These three girls were born within 2 weeks of each other in
October of 1998, met when they were in the same kindergarten class, and have remained close friends ever since. They are now
in fifth grade at Tritt Elementary and this year the three moms decided to throw one big birthday party together for the girls. Having
read about the need for donations for Must Ministries in the September issue of the EAST COBBER, it was decided to have party
guests bring an assortment of food items for Must Ministries’ food pantry instead of gifts. 72 kids joined in the celebration and a
grand total of 687 items were collected. Two days later, the girls accompanied their moms to Must Ministries to deliver the items
and enjoyed seeing the boxes and bags of food being brought into the warehouse.

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division and placed second overall in the competition.
Statewide, more than 2,000 students compete at the local,
regional, and state levels of the PAGE Academic Bowl for
Middle School students. The Bowl is sponsored by PAGE
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                                                    How To Survive, Thrive and
                                                    Actually Enjoy the Holidays!
                                                          Let’s admit it. We’ve all been there. The big holiday
                                                    itself arrives and you get that “I did it all now I’m too tired to
                                                    enjoy it” feeling. Sound familiar? Well, this year, it’s time to
                                                    do something different.
                                                        The 12 Ways of Christmas are the brainchild of Kyle
                                                    Young, CEO of Multi-TaskingWoman.com. “I know that this
                                                    time of year, if I’m not careful, I can get so caught up in the
                                                    to-do-lists that I don’t have time to really feel the joy of the
                                                    season,” says Young. “That’s why, with the help of some
                                                    other talented multi-taskers, we’ve kicked off a fabulous series
                                                    of small, simple ways you can make big changes in your holi-
                                                    day season.”
                                                        Here are a few tips from the 12 Ways of Christmas:
                                                    • Keep your ‘calendar sanity’ by putting EVERYTHING on
                                                      it - from grocery shopping to party going. Look hard, and
                                                      then start taking off anything you really don’t want or have
                                                      to do!
                                                    • Remember, no one cares if you cut up the vegetables
                                                      yourself! Mix high quality pre-prepared foods in with your
                                                      homemade specialties. You’ll save time and no one will
                                                      know the difference!
                                                    • Stop and BREATHE! Yes, come to a halt - no texting,
                                                      phone or any distractions - while you just take 5 deep
                                                      breaths. Amazing how renewing this is when you claim
                                                      just a few minutes of ‘me time’ in every busy day.
                                                    • Skip a step! Forget filling your gorgeous glass vases and
                                                      silver wedding bowls with flowers that will need changing
                                                      as they fade. Go low maintenance and let them overflow
                                                      with inexpensive colored glass ornaments, or even masses
                                                      of oranges, apples or lemons. You’ll have your décor and
                                                      eat it, too!
                                                          For more holiday tips, tricks and time-saving strategies,
                                                    visit www.12WaysOfChristmas.com.
                                                                          Kyle Young, CEO of Multi-TaskingWoman.
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                                                                     She graduated from Wheeler HS (too long
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 Holiday                                                                      The famous
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 Gift Guide
                                                                              seller every
                                                                          holiday season!
                                                                              Paper Affair         A trendy handbag!
                                                                         Pinestraw Place           Bella Boutique
                                                            4250 Roswell Road, Suite 110           105 E. Main Street, Suite 112
                                                                         Marietta 30062            Woodstock, GA 30188
   Make your shopping merry and                            678-560-2032 PaperAffair.com            770-516-6002 bellaboutiquetime.com
    bright with our Holiday Gift
     Guide filled with great gift
   ideas right here in East Cobb!
                                                                                       Let Admiral
                                                                                      provide your
                                                                                           holiday
                                                                                   Transportation,
                                                                                     On Time and           Can’t find your remote? Use your
                                                                                      Dependable           iPhone to control any TV, play
                                                                            Admiral Transportation         music or movies in any room.
                                                                                  678-585-7935             We make that happen every day!
                                                                           www.admiral-trans.com           The Home Theater Store
                                                                                                           390 Barrett Parkway
                                                                                                           Kennesaw 30144
                                                                                                           770-792-0250
                                                                                                           theHomeTheaterStore.tv

Cooking and cookie kits for
kids, tweens, and teens, ranging from
$6-$20 each. Gift certificates for cooking
classes – the gift that will keep on giving!
Young Chefs Academy of Sandy Springs
220 Hammond Drive NE, Ste. 368
Sandy Springs 30328
404-255-9263
YoungChefsAcademy.com/sandysprings
                                                  John Wind Signature Collection is a funky
                                                  mix of old & new, elegant chandelier crys-
                                                  tals & beads with vintage chains & charms.
                                                  His designs have been featured in Vogue,                Is there anything in the world
                                                  Harper’s Bazaar, Elle & In Style.                       that makes grandma and grandpa
                                                  Private Gallery                                         happier than to have pictures of
                                                  4475 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062                       their grandkids? A photo taken by
                                                  770-977-0179 ShopPrivateGallery.com                     Michael’s Photography is a great
                                                                                                          way to share your love.
                                                                                                          Michael’s Photography
                                           Give someone special the Gift of Time!! We have sev-           770-977-6900
                                           eral gift packages for House Cleaning on our website           TheMichaelsPhotography.com
                              ates!        that your spouse, loved
                 ift certific
    AA A travel g East Cobb                one or friend will love,
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    4101    Ro                             Clean Complete
               30062
     Marietta -5700 aaa.com                1000 Johnson Ferry Road
     770-565                               Suite D-110
                                           Marietta 30068
                                           770-977-8976
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                                Bed Caddie - Offers a helping hand to a           Give someone you love a gift
                                sitting position in bed. Perfect for seniors      certificate for a hair makeover!
                                who need a boost to get out of bed safely.        Patrick Carmen, NR.9 Salon
                                Home Health Options                               2520 E. Piedmont Road
                                279 Roswell Street, Marietta 30060                Marietta 30062
                                770-425-7718 homehealthoptions.weebley.com        678-427-8000


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A new bed and toy box for
your favorite pet! Gift                                                              HOliDAY GiFT GuiDE
certificates available.
Hot Dogs Cool Cats
 Pet Boutique
255 Village Parkway,                                                   One of many reasonably-
Suite 730                                                              priced, original works of art.
Marietta 30067                                                         The Gallery at Paper Mill Village
770-858-1000                                                           255 Village Parkway, Suite 320
hotdogscoolcats.net                                                    Marietta, GA 30067
                                                                       678-755-1079
                                                                       theartschoolinsandysprings.com
                           Limited edition 2009
                           Christmas pendant.
                           Edward-Johns Jewelers
                           1205 Johnson Ferry Road
                           Suite 124
                           Marietta 30068
                           770-977-2026




 Skoy – earth friendly
 cloth. One skoy cloth                                                  “Your Sewing Machine Experts Since 1943”
 saves 15 rolls of paper
 towels. Reusable &
 machine washable.
 Absorbs 15 times its
                              “Our best gift is the the gift of good
                              health. Treat yourself or your loved
                                                                                                           770-427-9947
 own weight.                  one to our full service, ladies-only
 eco Emporium                 fitness center and spa.”                                                      2255 OLD 41 HWY
 1000 Marietta Street         Women’s Premier Fitness and Spa                                               KENNESAW, GA. 30144
 Suite 114                    4961 A Lower Roswell Road
 Atlanta 30318                Marietta, GA 30068
 404-875-5224                                                                                                  Mon-Fri.    9:30-6:30
                              770.565.5450
 theecoemporium.com           womenspremierfitness.com                    www.ashbysewing.com                  Sat.       10:00-4:00

                                                                         FREE Owner’s classes for as long
                                                                            as you own your machine.
                                                                        SALES      CLASSES       REPAIRS
                                                                               “A Sewing Machine for EVERY Budget”
                                                                         BROTHER                  JANOME                    PFAFF


                                                                                          Patrick Carmen
                                                                                            NR.9 Salon
                                                                                                     Patrick Carmen
                                                                                               Master Stylist - Certified Colorist
                                                                                          Stylists/Station Rental now Available
                                                                        Located at 2520 E. Piedmont Rd Marietta GA 30062, Suite K
                                                                                  Sprayberry Collection Shopping Center
                                                                       Patrick enjoys creating “Hairstyles for Lifestyles”
                                                                        If your hair isn’t becoming to you, you should be coming to me!
                                                                          Bring this ad in for $10 off a NEW client color service.
                                                                             CALL FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY!
                                                                                        678.427.8000
                                                                              ACRoss FRoM lA Fitness neXt to tinY stitChes


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                                         20% off all pharmaceutical
                                         grade green tea products.
                                         Babcock Dermatology
                                         4890 Roswell Road
                                         Atlanta 30342
                                         404-835-3052
                                         babcockdermatology.com
                                                                                                               PANDORA – a new charm
                           Preserve your fam-                                                                  bracelet that lets you create
                       ily memories on DVD!                                                                    a unique look with
                     Transfer VHS tapes and                                                                    handcrafted beads,
                  camcorder tapes to DVD!                                                                      starting at $35.
                  Balanced Video Solutions                                                                     David Douglas
          4343 Shallowford Road, Suite B2B                                                                       Diamonds & Jewelry
                              Marietta 30062                                                                   2745 Sandy Plains Road,
   404-348-2414 balancedvideosolutions.com                                                                     Suite 104
                                                                                                               Marietta 30066
                                                Tennis membership for                                          770-578-0598
                                                the tennis enthusiast                                          DavidDouglas.com
                                                in your family.
                                                Olde Towne Athletic Club
                                                4950 Olde Towne Parkway
                                                Marietta 30068
                                                770-578-9901 otac.net


                                Give the gift of Beauty and Style at “At Wisteria Salon”,
                                with a Deep Conditioning Power-dose Treatment from                Give to
                                Loreal Professional.                                              yourself or
Holiday gift packages,          At Wisteria Salon                                                 someone you
including multiple spa          4961 Lower Roswell                                                love a gift of a
services and take-home          Marietta, GA 30068                                                lifetime: piano
skincare and spa                770-578-0870                                                      lessons! $65
products.                       atwisteriamarietta.com                                            discount for
Invigo Day Spa                                                                                    spring term students.
2550 Sandy Plains Road                                                                            Silva Piano Studios
Suite 125, Marietta 30066                                                                         1518 Blackwell Road, Marietta 30066
678-905-7377                                                                                      770-565-7177 silvapiano.com
InvigoDaySpa.com

                                                                            Gift certificates for any service from child care for
 Gift certificates! Your                                                    mom to a Kids Night Out so Mom and Dad can
 friends and family will                                                    have a romantic dinner!
 graciously thank you for                                                                                 Play - An Activity
 the chance to pick out                                                                                     Center for Kids
 their own gift. What a                                                                                   10930 Crabapple Road
 wonderful gift idea for                                                                                  Roswell GA 30075
 everyone on your list.                                                                                   770-650-0122
 Queen of Hearts                                                                                          playactivitycenter.com
 2949 Canton Road
 Marietta 30066
 678-453-0600




                                            A bed fit for your little
                                            king or queeen -- perfect
                                            for small dogs and cats!
                                            Animal Atlanta                                                    New sewing machine and
                                            6449 Bells Ferry Road                                             sewing classes.
                                            Woodstock 30189                                                   Ashby Sewing Machine Co.
Treat your kids to a great private          770-591-0007                                                      2255 Old 41 Highway NW
birthday party with all their friends!      animalatlanta.com                                                 Suite 140
Pump It Up of Marietta                                                                                        Kennesaw 30144
1465 Canton Road, #100, Marietta 30066                                                                        770-427-9947
678-355-5036 PumpItUpParty.com                                                                                ashbysewing.com


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                                      Give the gift of health
                                 with a massage, personal                                          HOliDAY GiFT GuiDE
                                 training, and membership
                                            gift certificates!
                                          Gift bag included.
                                      WellStar HealthPlace                     Inspiration, Ideas & Advice for a Greener Lifestyle
                            330 Kennestone Hospital Blvd.
                                            Marietta 30060                          Organic Mattresses Baby Gifts & More
                     770-793-7300 wellstarhealthplace.org




                                                                                            Atlanta’s Premier eco-Lifestyle Store
                                                                                                     Mon - Thu: 10am-6pm Sat: 10am-4pm Sun: 1pm-5pm
                                                                                        Fridays: 10am-8pm Special Holiday Shopping Nights: 10% Discount between 6-8pm

                                                                                  404-875-5224 – www.theecoEMPORIUM.com




                                                               Join us for our 30th
                                                             Anniversary Celebration
                                                             Offering you 20 to 30%
                                                            off ALL in stock items on
                                                         December 11th, 12th, 13th, & 14th.

                                                        Our new holiday hours are:
                                                           Monday thru Friday
                                                            10:00am to 6:00pm
                                                                 Saturday
                                                            10:00am to 5:30pm
                                                                  Sunday
                                                            11:00am to 4:00pm

                                                          770•977•2026
                                                           Woodlawn Square
  1205 Johnson Ferry Rd. Ste 124 • Marietta, GA 30068            (Behind Chick-fil-A)




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       HOliDAY GiFT GuiDE                                                Shop at Paper Mill Village
                                                                           In the heart of East Cobb and just a stone’s throw behind
                                                                      Johnson Ferry and Paper Mill Road lies Paper Mill Village, one of
                                                                      East Cobb’s up and coming premier locations for shopping, dining
                                                                      and relaxing. Removed from the stress and cookie-cutter selec-
                                                                      tion of your typical shopping experience, Paper Mill Village features
                                                                      unique and upscale boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and per-
                                                                      sonal services set in a beautiful relaxing atmosphere.
    Sharmila Royu        Robert Christie         Christine Bray
                                                                            Find that special gift you’ve been searching for…pamper your-
                                                                      self, treat yourself to fabulous dining at Paper Mill Grill or kick back


   A MIXED BAG
                                                                      and enjoy a casual lunch with friends at Metanoya Café. No time
                                                                      to cook? Stop at Cuisine on the Run for wonderful soups, chicken
                                                                      salad, pasta, and more.
                                                                            Here’s a sampling of shops you can enjoy at Paper Mill
       HOLIDAY ART EVENT                                              Village:
                                                                           STRAW DOG – Northwest Atlanta shoppers now have a new
           Friday Evening, December 4th                               haunt as local women’s boutique Straw Dog opened a second
                                                                      location. Handmade jewelry also abounds with carefully selected
               6:00 pm until 8:30 pm                                  pieces from local designers at SOGNO and from NYC favorite Diana
                                                                      Warner.
              Show runs December 4th                                       HOT DOGS COOl CATS – This pet boutique provides a stylish
                                                                      yet edgy retail store where dogs and cats can take their owners to
            thru Tuesday, December 29th                               buy their pets something that they would be happy wearing, lying
                                                                      on or eating from. Stop by for Yappy Hour every Friday 5 – 7pm.
          The Gallery at Paper Mill Village                                 iMPulSE – A hip, vibrant hair salon that makes every client
                                                                      feel like they just walked into their best friend’s house.
               255 Village Parkway
                                                                           PiNK PiCKuP – This folk art gallery’s every surface is clut-
                    Suite 320                                         tered with brightly painted pottery, furniture, fabrics and artwork.
               Marietta, GA 30067                                          THE STYlE MASTERS – Upscale salon with over 25 years of
                                                                      excellent service.
                   678.755.1079
                                                                           THE GAllERY AT PAPER Mill VillAGE – Grand opening
                                                                      December 4, 6 – 8:30pm. Come on by for wine and light appetiz-
                                                                      ers. The show runs through December 29th.
                                                                           BEllE CHOSES – Opening soon. Feel as if you’ve somehow
                         Come See Our New Office                      wandered into France at Belles Choses. Brimming with linens,
                           Donate your unused or slightly-used        handmade children’s clothes, hand-painted dishes, and Parisian
                        hotel shampoos, conditioners, and lotions.    mementos such as pottery and imported furniture, this emporium
                           We provide them to local shelters.         celebrates all things Gallic for your home and family.
                                                                           Come meet the shop owners – most of them live in our
                        Happy Holidays!                               neighborhoods! It’s a great way to support local retailers, meet
                                                                      new neighbors, keep money in our community and enjoy a
                             Proudly Serving East Cobb                shopping and dining experience unique to East Cobb. Hurry,
                                    For 22 years                      they’re waiting!!
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     VISIT THE SHOPS OF PAPER MILL VILLAGE... SEE WHAT’S NEW!
     Come see us for great holiday shopping, styles, food and fun!

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                                                        A Unique Boutique for Pets and Their Parents.
                                                           GROOMING by NICOLE. Call for an appointment.
                                                  Commissioned Pet Portraits. Custom order totes, purses, etc. with your photos.
                                                         Pet lovers, join us for Yappy Hour every Friday 5 – 7pm.
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  refreshments and let us help you fulfill your holiday gift list.

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     HOliDAY HAPPENiNGS
     Metro Atlantans celebrate the holiday season by con-            Christmas For Kids. December 12. Christmas craft,
tinuing old traditions, decorating public spaces and putting       tour the house decorated for Christmas, light snack, lots of
on plays. The EAST COBBER is happy to provide a sampling           Christmas fun and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus! 10am-
of those special events to help you get in the holiday spirit.     noon. $10/person. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue,
                                                                   Roswell. 770-992-1731/www.bullochhall.org.
              CHRiSTMAS TRADiTiONS                                   Christmas High Tea at Bulloch Hall served by ladies in
                                                                   period clothing. December 1, 3, 8, 10, 14, 16. 4pm. $35/
  A Christmas Tour of the Archibald Smith Plantation Home.         person. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. 770-
Through January 10, 2010. Monday-Saturday: 10am-3pm.               992-1731/www.bullochhall.org.
Sunday: 1-3pm $8/Adults. $6/Ages 6-18. $7/65 and
over. Enjoy the festively decorated grounds and outbuildings.         Christmas House. Through December 6. Wednesday-
Archibald Smith Plantation Home, 935 Alpharetta Street,            Friday: 10 am-4 pm. Saturday: 10am-5pm. Sunday:
Roswell. 770-641-3978/www.archibaldsmithplantation.org.            1-5pm. $20/ticket. After touring the beautiful holiday show
                                                                   home, grab snacks at the on-site café and visit the special
  An Evening in Bethlehem. December 5. 5, 6 or 7pm.                holiday shop by Boxwoods Gardens and Gifts. Proceeds ben-
Roam through the authentic 1st century marketplace brought         efit the Alliance Children’s Theatre. 1795 West Wesley Road,
to life by costumed characters and real animals, and witness       Atlanta. 404-888-9348/www.atlantachristmashouse.com.
the live production that tells the story of the first Christmas.
Free but reservations required. Roswell United Methodist             Christmas Spectacular with the Radio City Rockettes.
Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell. 770-261-1701/               Through December 6. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street
www.rumc.com.                                                      NE, Atlanta. 404-881-2100/www.foxtheatre.org or 800-
                                                                   982-2787/Ticketmaster.
  Bethlehem Walk. Walk through the streets of Bethlehem
to a live nativity scene. December 5-6, 11-12. 7-9pm.                Christmas Tree lighting. December 3. 5-8pm. Christmas
Free. Mountain View United Methodist Church, 2300                  carols by local school choruses while children visit with
Jamerson Road, Marietta. 770-928-0050/www.mvumc.org.               Santa. Tree will be lit at 6pm by Santa. Glover Park-
                                                                   Marietta Square. 770-794-5601/www.mariettaga.gov.
  Breakfast at Bethlehem. December 5. 8:30-10:30am.
For children 3 years old as of 9/1/09 through kindergarten            Feed My lambs, an event for children focusing on the
with one parent/guardian. $15/child-parent couple. Eastside        true meaning of Christmas. 6-9pm. Free. Children 10 and
Baptist Church, 2450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. 770-            under get a gift. Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway,
971-2323, ext. 128. www.ebcfamily.org.                             Marietta. 770-795-9348/www.feedmylambs.com.

  Candy Cane Hunt. December 5. 10:30am-12:30pm.                       Festival of the Nativity. December 4-6. Inspirational
Outdoor holiday fun for the whole family – cookie decorat-         art and music, hundreds of crèches in different shapes and
ing, crafts, marshmallow roasting, photos with Santa and the       sizes. Friday & Saturday: 7-9:30pm. Sunday: 6-9pm.
Candy Cane Hunt complete with prizes – on the grounds of           Community sing along 9-9:30pm Friday and Saturday.
the Historic Mable House, 5239 Floyd Road SW, Mableton.            Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 5995 Spalding
770-819-3285.                                                      Drive, Norcross. www.festivalofthenativity.com.

   Carols for Christmas…Through the Eyes of a Child.                 Holiday lights at East Cobb Park featuring a children’s
December 6. 4 & 6:30pm. A multi-sensory presentation               choir, brass quartet, special guest appearances by Santa
featuring over 200 singers, a 35-piece orchestra, handbells,       Claus and Rudolph, award-winning bell ringers and the light-
live animals, and dramatic portrayals. Free admission/             ing of a 40-foot tall tree. December 5. 5pm. East Cobb
love offering taken. Sanctuary, Mt. Bethel United Methodist        Park, 3322 Roswell Road, Marietta. www.eastcobpark.org.
Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. 770-971-                   Holly Jolly House at the Art Station-Big Shanty. December
2880/www.mtbethel.org.                                             19. 11am-2pm. Free. Make-and-take art projects, enter-
  Children’s Program & A Visit from Santa. December 13.            tainment, and a visit from Santa around noon. 2050
6pm. A dessert fellowship follows. East Cobb Church of             Kennesaw Due West Road, Kennesaw. 770-514-5930/prca.
Christ, 5240 Roswell Road, Marietta. 770-587-5999/www.             cobbcountyga.gov.
eastcobbcoc.org.
                                                                     larry, Carols & Mo! A free annual holiday event at the Fox
   Christmas Card Alley at Shallowford Falls Community             Theatre. December 21. An organ concert and sing-along
Church. Daylight hours, December 5 through January 2,              with the Fox Theatre’s organist in residence, Larry Douglas
2010. Outside community project presenting bigger-than-            Embury playing the Mighty Mo organ and featuring his
life sized Christmas cards on our campus. Visit 30+ cards          16-piece Big Band and the Gwinnet Young Singers. Doors
with some as big as 8 feet tall. Cards are created by mem-         open at 6pm. Sing-Along: 7pm. Tickets required. Fox
bers of our congregation as well as local East Cobb artists.       Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta. 404-881-2100/
Shallowford Falls Community Church, 3662 Shallowford               www.foxtheatre.org or 800-982-2787/Ticketmaster.
Road, Marietta. 770-565-7468/www.shallowfordfalls.com.

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                                                                                      HOliDAY HAPPENiNGS

              CHRiSTMAS TRADiTiONS                                                                   liGHT DiSPlAYS
  live Nativity. December 16. 7:30pm. Mt. Bethel United                    Fantasy in lights at Callaway Gardens. Through December
Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta.                     30. 6 pm. Adults/$16-$25 + tax. Children 6-12/$8-
770-971-2880/www.mtbethel.org.                                           $12.50 + tax. Under 6/free but require a “free child” ticket.
                                                                         Check for times and purchase tickets in advance. Enjoy the
   Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour. December                     scenic five-mile drive, featuring over eight million lights with
5-6. Saturday: 8am-6pm and 7-9pm. Sunday: 9am-4pm.                       holiday tunes. Hwy. 27, Pine Mountain. 800-225-5292/
$20/Day tour. $15/Candlelight tour. $25/Combination.                     www.callawaygardens.com.
Discounted tickets on line. 770-429-1115/www.mariettapil-
grimage.com.                                                                lights of life. Through December 31. Millions of holiday
                                                                         lights throughout the campus. Santa and his sleigh stand
  Nativity in the Square with local choirs providing entertain-          over 65 feet high, making it the tallest in the Southeast.
ment, singing traditional and contemporary holiday music.                Sunday-Thursday: 6-10pm. Friday & Saturday: 6-11pm.
December 17 &18: 4-10pm. December 19: 11am-10pm.                         $5/car. $10/van. $20/bus. A portion of the proceeds
Glover Park-Marietta Square. 770794-560/www.mariettaga.gov.              will be donated to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Life
  St. Nick’s Café – Frosty the Snowman. December 5.                      University Treehouse, 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta. 770-
Three shows: 8:30am, 10:30am and 12:30pm. $10                            426-2600/www.life.edu.
includes the performance, a meal and a visit from Santa.                    Holiday in lights. Centennial Olympic Park. Through
Tables seat 8. The Art Place-Mountain View, 3330 Sandy
                                                                         January 3, 2010. 7am-11pm. Free. Thousands of colorful
Plains Road, Marietta. 770-509-2700/www.theartplace.us.
                                                                         lights and animated holiday displays transform the down-
  Swedish Christmas Market sponsored by the Swedish                      town park into a dazzling dreamland. Outdoor ice skating:
Woman’s Educational Association of Atlanta. December                     $7/90 minutes. $2 skate rental. 265 Park Avenue West,
13. 11am-4pm. $5. Free/18 and under. Lucia procession                    Atlanta. 404-222-7275 or www.centennialolympicpark.com.
at 2pm. Trolley Barn, 963 Edgewood Avenue NE, Atlanta.                   Skating hours: 404-223-4412.
678-668-5401/helenemcm@gmail.com.
                                                                            Magical Night of lights at lake lanier islands. Daily
   Take a Ride on the Pink Pig. Macy’s Lenox Square.                     through December 30 (including holidays). 5-10pm. $40/
Through January 2, 2010. Closed December 25. Monday-                     car, Monday-Thursday. $60/car, Friday-Sunday and holi-
Friday: 10am-8pm. Saturday: 10am-9pm. Sunday:                            days. $90/van (10-19 people). Reduced rates if booked on
11am-7pm. Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve: 9am-5pm.                       line. Take a driving tour through more than 6 miles of giant
$3/ride, $5.50/2 rides, $7.50/3rides. A holiday tradition for            illuminated characters and millions of twinkling lights. 7000
the whole family, ride Priscilla along the train tracks under            Holiday Road, Lake Lanier Islands. 770-932-7200/www.
the Pink Pig Tent and experience storybook fantasy in real               lakelanierislands.com.
life. 3393 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404-231-2800.
  The 12 Days of Christmas at Bulloch Hall. Self-guided
tours of the house decorated with the 12 Days of Christmas
theme through January 3, 2010. Monday-Saturday: 10am-
3pm. Sunday: 1-3pm. $8/adults. $7/seniors. $6/ages
6-18. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. 770-                       AdmirAl TrAnsporTATion
992-1731/ www.bullochhall.org.
  The Botanical Express. Atlanta Botanical Garden.
                                                                                LET ADMIRAL PROVIDE
Weekends through January 3, 2010. 11am-4pm. $2/ride.                        YOUR HOLIDAY TRANSPORTATION
Climb aboard as the conductor takes you on a scenic holi-                   On Time and Dependable

                                                                          678-585-7935
day tour around the Great Lawn. 1345 Piedmont Avenue,
Atlanta. 404-876-5859/www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.
  This is Christmas! A musical and drama celebration.                    678-585-7935 or 7939holidAY sPeCiAl
                                                                           Special Occasions
December 11-13. Friday: 7pm. Saturday & Sunday: 6pm.                                                                                              $120 RoUndtRiP
                                                                                                                        $56
                                                                            • Prom
                                                                  Special Occasions  Weddings
                                                                                   • Executive Service
Free/tickets required. Eastside Baptist Church, 2450 Lower                            & Bachelorette Parties
                                                                           • Bachelor Airport Transfers                                           w/in 30 50% OFF
                                                                                                                                                          miles each way
                                                                                      Lincoln Town Car
Roswell Road, Marietta. 770-971-2323, ext. 175. www.                       Executive Service
                                                                                      Black on Black                                                     Airport Transfer
                                                                                                                                                    over a $50.00 savings
                                                                           • Dependable Service                         One Way to      gratuity not included
ebcfamily.org.                                                    Prom                Punctual and
                                                                                      Dependable service
                                                                                                                                               One Way For New
                                                                                                                                             sedans only with a
                                                                           • License-Insured
                                                                                      License-Insured
                                                                                                                        Airport with          Clients Only
                                                                                                                                  Cannot be combined with other offers.
  Trilogy Candlelight Tour of Barrington, Bulloch, Smith and               • Beverage & Snack
                                                                                      Beverage & Snack
                                                                                                                       East Cobber ad         Round Trip Booking
                                                                                                                      Gratuity, tax, fuel surcharge to    Gratuity, tax, fuel surcharge to

one private home. December 12. 5-9pm. Advance tickets:                       HOLIDAY                            BOOK A STReTCh fOR
                                                                                                                          be added. Cannot be                 be added. Cannot be
                                                                                                                       combined with other offers.         combined with other offers.


$20/adults; $10/ages 6-18. Tickets at the door: $25/adults;
$15/ages 6-18. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell.
                                                                             SPECIAL                           6 hOuRS geT 7Th fRee
                                                                                                             Cannot be used for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or
                                                                             Call For details              New Year’s Eve or Not Valid on 12/24, 12/25 and 12/31/2009
770-992-1731/www.bullochhall.org.                                                                                                                                           MCA # 500599




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     HOliDAY HAPPENiNGS
                                                                      Nutty Nutcracker by the Atlanta Ballet. A hilarious take on
                   SANTA SiGHTiNGS                                  the classic. December 20. 7pm. $78.95-$102.65. Fox
Call or visit mall websites for exact times.                        Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-873-5811/
                                                                    www.atlantaballet.com or 800-982-2787/Ticketmaster.
The Avenue at East Cobb        Perimeter Mall
Every Friday: 3-7pm            More info: 770-394-4270                Sanders Family Christmas. A lively event that has
More info: 770-971-9945        www.perimetermall.com                become a family destination in the holiday season. Through
www.theavenuealist.com                                              January 3, 2010. Wednesday & Sunday matinee: 2:30pm.
                               Phipps Plaza                         Tuesday-Saturday: 8pm. Special time December 24:
Cumberland Mall                More info: 404-262-0992              2:30pm. No shows on Sunday evenings or Christmas Day.
More info: 770-435-2206        www.phippsplaza.com                  $20-$30. Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue,
www.cumberlandmall.com                                              Marietta. 770-422-8369/www.theatreinthesquare.com.
                               Santa on the Square
lenox Square Mall              Weekends                               The Best Christmas Pageant Ever presented by
More info: 404-233-6767        Marietta Square - Glover Park        CenterStageNorth. December 11-13 & 17-20. Enjoy the
www.lenoxsquare.com            More info: 770-794-5601              mayhem and fun as a couple struggles to put on a church
                               www.mariettaga.gov                   Christmas pageant, having to cast the awful Herdman kids.
North Point Mall                                                    All performances at 8pm, except December 13 & 20 at 2pm.
More info: 770-740-9273        Town Center Mall                     $10. The Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains
www.northpointmall.com         More info: 770-424-9486              Road, Marietta. 770-516-3330/www.centerstagenorth.org.
                               www.towncenteratcobb.com
                                                                       The Winter Polar Express, an enchanting holiday show
                          THEATER                                   for all ages presented by the Academy Dance Company.
                                                                    December 18-19. A young girl climbs aboard a mysterious
   A Tuna Christmas. Christmas is coming to Tuna, the third         train headed for the North Pole and experiences the magic of
smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK’s two leading            believing. Friday: 7pm. Saturday: 2pm and 7pm. $12/
personalities portray more than 20 different colorful charac-       adults. $10/students. The Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950
ters of all ages and genders as they report on holiday activi-      Forest Street, Roswell. 770-578-8272/www.bapa.us.
ties. $13/Previews: November 15 at 7pm & November 17
at 8pm. Tuesday-Saturday: 8pm. Saturday & Sunday mati-
nee: 2:30pm. Special show December 24: 2:30pm. No
shows on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day. $25-$30. Theatre
in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. 770-422-
8369/www.theatreinthesquare.com.
   Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker. December 11-27. Opening
Weekend with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. Fairies, princes,
dancing snowflakes. The magic of the holiday season is
alive again at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Share the tradition
and feel the warmth that has been enchanting audiences in
Atlanta for 50 years. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE,
Atlanta. 404-873-5811/www.atlantaballet.com or 800-982-
2787/Ticketmaster.
  Auntie Claus. Red Door Playhouse. December 11 & 12.
7pm. $10. Enjoy an interactive Winter Wonderland walk
through with games, refreshments and holiday fun, then see the
‘Auntie Claus’ show followed by a special visit from Santa Claus.
Bring your camera for photos after the show. 587 Atlanta
Street, Roswell. 770-649-9994/www.reddoorplayhouse.com.                          Performance Dates
                                                                           Friday December 11th @ 8PM
  Home for the Holidays presented by the Jennie T. Anderson               Saturday December 12th @ 8PM                 Holiday Special!!!
                                                                           Sunday December 13th @ 2PM
Theatre. December 18-20. Friday&Saturday: 8pm.                            Thursday December 17th @ 8PM
                                                                                                                   Buy One Ticket Get One FREE!
Sunday: 3pm. $15. Jennie T. Anderson Theater/Cobb Civic                    Friday December 18th @ 8PM
Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. 770-528-8490.                  Saturday December 19th @ 8PM
                                                                                                                Thursday December 17th @8PM
                                                                           Sunday December 20th @ 2PM
                                                                                                                      Performance ONLY!
  It’s A Wonderful Life presented by Blackwell Playhouse.                         Performing at
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& Dec. 13: 3pm. $18/Adults; $16/Seniors, Youth, Military.                   3330 Sandy Plains Road
                                                                                (770) 516-3330
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Marietta. 678-213-3311/www.blackwellplayhouse.com


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                                                                             HOliDAY HAPPENiNGS
                                                                    Messiah Sing-a-long. December 20. 3pm. $10. The
                       CONCERTS
                                                                  Michael O’Neal Chamber Singers with accompaniment by
  Beautiful World, a very special Christmas concert by Jim        the Riverside Chamber Players, organist Tom Alderman, and
Brickman with guests. December 12. 8pm. $33-$53                   hundreds of singers will gather together to perform Handel’s
plus fees. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb          masterpiece. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa
Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 770-916-2800/                          Boulevard, Roswell. 770-594-7974/www.mosingers.org.
www.cobbenergycentre.com.
                                                                     Sing! Choirs of Angels. December 6. The Georgia
  Carols by Candlelight by Orchestra and Bells. December          Regional Girls Choir joins the Michael O’Neal Singers in this
18. 7:30pm. St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 3455              concert for a perfect beginning to the Christmas Season.
Canton Road, Marietta. 770-926-3488/www.standrewunit-             Great classics with traditional carols and even an opportunity
edmethodist.org.                                                  for the audience to join in the music making. 3pm. $20/
                                                                  adults. $15/seniors & students. Roswell United Methodist
  Carols for Christmas. December 6. 4:30pm & 6pm. Mt.             Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell. 770-594-7974/
Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road.          www.mosingers.com.
770-971-2880/www.mtbethel.org.
                                                                     Super Saturdays at the MAC – The Night Before Christmas.
  Christmas Cantata: Comfort and Joy. December 13.                December 5. Introduce your child to the exciting world of
8:30am & 11am. Free brunch in between. A Christmas                music with incredible artists featured in highly interactive,
Cantata by the Chancel Choir and Children’s Choir. Nursery        visually stimulating and refreshingly innovative live perfor-
provided. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1770 Johnson          mances presented by the Cobb Symphony Orchestra in part-
Ferry Road, Marietta. 770-971-0267/www.mtzionumc.org.             nership with Ms. La La’s Music and Arts Center. 10am. $12/
                                                                  adult. $4/child. Murray Arts Center, 2250 Stilesboro Road
  Christmas Festival Concert. December 11: 7:30pm.
                                                                  NW, Kennesaw. 770-429-7016/www.cobbsymphony.com
December 13: 4pm & 6:30pm. Free. Roswell United
Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell.                    The Gift of Joyful Sound. A concert of Christmas favorites
770-594-0512/www.rumc.com/music.                                  featuring the combined efforts of Mt. Bethel’s Handbells and
                                                                  Orchestra. Free. December 9. 6:30pm. Preceded by din-
  Comfort and Joy. December 6. 5:30pm. The adult
                                                                  ner at 4:45pm for those who wish to attend. $6. Mt. Bethel
choir presents this Christmas musical. Sandy Plains Baptist
                                                                  United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road. 770-
Church, 2825 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 770-971-8525/
                                                                  971-2880/www.mtbethel.org.
www.sandyplains.org.
                                                                    The Johnson Ferry Christmas Festival featuring the Johnson
  Have Yourself a Merry-etta Christmas! Presented by Big
                                                                  Ferry Choir and Orchestra. December 12: 7pm. December
Chicken Chorus and featuring State Line Grocery. December
                                                                  13: 4pm & 7pm. Free/no ticket required. Johnson Ferry
12: 3pm & 7:30pm. December 13: 3pm. $15/adults.
                                                                  Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 770-
$13/students, seniors. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548
                                                                  973-6561/www.johnsonferry.org.
South Marietta Parkway,Marietta. 770-573-7583/www.big-
chickenchorus.org.
  Holiday Pops! December 5. Celebrate the season with
family and friends while enjoying holiday favorites featuring
the Cobb Symphony and Cobb Symphony Chorus. $15-
$50. 3pm at Murray Arts Center, 2250 Stilesboro Road
NW, Kennesaw. 7pm at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955
Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 770-429-7016/www.cobb-
symphony.org.
  Joy to the World. December 11: 7:30pm. December 13:
6pm. A musical extravaganza presented by Mt. Paran North
Music and Fine Arts, featuring music, dance, and drama that
celebrate the season. Mt. Paran North Church of God, 1700
Allgood Road, Marietta. 770-578-9081/www.mtparan.com.
  Jump for Joy and The First Leon. December 6. 10:30am.
Presented by the preschool choir and the Kids Praise Choir.
Mt. Paran North Church of God, 1700 Allgood Road,
Marietta. 770-578-9081/www.mtparan.com.




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Free Mulch. Cobb EMC offers free mulch from the clear-                                           Through December 19
  ance maintenance of Cobb EMC power lines. It is available                                        lassiter Band Christmas Tree Sale. Fresh cut Fraser Firs
  throughout the year and can be delivered when crews are in                                       and Wreaths. Sunday-Thursday: 10am-9pm. Friday-
  your area. More info: 678-355-3413.                                                              Saturday: 10am-10pm. Highland Plaza Shopping Center
Every Monday and Friday                                                                            parking lot at the corner of Gordy Parkway and Sandy Plains
  Guided Tour of the Strand. Get a behind-the-scenes peek                                          Road. More info: Patty Treat, 404-694-8559 or www.
  at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre. 10am. $5. Earl Smith                                           lbba.org.
  Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More                                          Through December 24
  info: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org.                                                   Toys 4 Tots Drop-Off. Bring any new, unwrapped toy to
Every Saturday                                                                                     H.M. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, 1157 Old Canton
  Free Arts and Crafts at Lakeshore Learning Materials.                                            Road, Marietta. All toys go to Toys 4 Tots. More info:
  Make a celebration candle, holiday card stand, mini-snow-                                        770-977-9485.
  man, or new year’s hat! 11am-3pm. Lakeshore Learning                                           December 4 & 5
  Store, 4287 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-                                          Apple Annie Crafts & Arts Show. One of the largest non-
  3100 or www.lakeshorelearning.com.                                                               profit shows with a high quality and large assortment of
Fridays through December 18                                                                        crafts and arts in a festive and intimate setting. Over 130
  The Avenue at East Cobb Holiday Special. Special retailer                                        artisans and crafters will be attending this juried show. $3.
  deals and complimentary carriage rides and Santa photos.                                         Free/under 12. Friday: 9am-7pm. Saturday: 9am-2pm.
  3-7pm. More info: www.shoptheavenue.com.                                                         No strollers. Catholic Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell
                                                                                                   Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400, ext. 6110, or
Through December 6                                                                                 www.st-ann.org.
  The 39 Steps. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy
  spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have                                             December 4-6
  Broadway’s comedy smash. Thursday & Friday: 8pm.                                                 Pound Treasures’ Dog Rescue Flea Market presented by
  Saturday: 2pm & 8pm. Sunday: 1pm & 6:30pm.                                                       Mutt Madd-ness. A backyard treasure hunt. Proceeds and
  $19.50-$40. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800                                             donations go to the rescue, medical care and nurturing of
  Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-916-                                              saved pups. Friday: 10am-5pm. Saturday: 10am-6pm.
  2800 or www.cobbenergycentre.com.                                                                Sunday: 11am-6pm. Paper Mill Village, 145 Johnson
                                                                                                   Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: info@muttmaddness.org.
Through December 18
  Artist Attic Holiday Show & Sale featuring a wide variety                                      December 4-20
  of handmade, original artwork from paintings to pottery by                                       Cinderella presented by the Atlanta Lyric Theatre. The
  instructors, students, and staff for holiday gifts and decora-                                   timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with
  tions. A portion of the proceeds will go to Mountain View                                        the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm
  Arts Alliance. 10am-5pm. The Art Place Mountain View,                                            and elegance. 8pm. $32-$38. The Earl Smith Strand
  3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-                                            Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info/tick-
  2700 or www.theartplace.us.                                                                      ets: 404-377-9948 or www.atlantalyrictheatre.com.




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       December 5                                                                                          December 6
         Pancake Breakfast & Basket Raffle sponsored by the Garri-                                           Free Open Audition for “That Kid’s Got Talent”. Kids
         son Mill Elementary Foundation. 7:30-11am. $5 prepaid.                                              ages 4-17 are invited to show their talent to directors and
         $5.50 at door. $1/Raffle ticket for themed baskets. You                                             casting agents from all over Atlanta and get discovered.
         need not be present to win. Proceeds will go to further the                                         12-4:30pm. Applause for Kids, 4400 Roswell Road, Suite
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December 7                                                       Masterworks Concert presented by Sprayberry High School
  A Service of Hope for those who have lost loved ones over      Fine Arts Department. The Sprayberry Chorus and Sym-
  the past year. Family and friends are welcome. 7pm. Mt.        phony Orchestra will combine to perform traditional and
  Bethel United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 4385 Lower           seasonal favorites. 7pm. Free. Donations accepted. Pied-
  Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-2880 or-            mont Baptist Church 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta. More
  www.mtbethel.org.                                              info: Nathan Autry, 770-578-3200.
December 8                                                     December 10, 12 or 13
  3rd Annual Pet loss Memorial and Candlelight Service for       Safety: Accident Avoidance Workshop sponsored by
  those who have lost a beloved pet this past year. 7pm.         Lassiter High School. Classroom session at Lassiter High
  Northstar Church, True North Auditorium, 3413 Blue             School (2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta), December 10:
  Springs Road, Kennesaw. More info: Kevin Marcy, 678-           6:25-9:10pm. Hands-on driving session at Mabry Middle
  594-0041.                                                      School (2700 Jims Road NE, Marietta), December 12 &
December 9 & 10                                                  13: 8am-12:30pm or 1:30-6pm. $195. More info/to
  Registration Begins for Winter Classes at The Art Place.       register: 770-971-0571.
  Sign up for music and movement, pottery, drawing and         December 10, 13-15
  painting, theatre. December 9: 9:30am for Cobb residents       Chanukah Wonderland in East Cobb presented by Cha-
  online or in person. December 10: Registration opens for       bad of Cobb. The first ever, featuring a Dreidel House,
  phone-in and non-residents. The Art Place, 3330 Sandy          Chanukah Lego Land for Menorah building, rock climbing
  Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2700 or www.         on Mt. Olives, a media center, theater and crafts. Open
  theartplace.us.                                                to the public. Free. Nominal fee for some of the crafts.
December 9-11                                                    Thursday: 3:30-8:30pm. Sunday: 12:30-7pm. Monday
  Sprayberry High School Book Fair. In-store activities          & Tuesday: 3:30-8pm. Olde Town Shopping Center, 736
  include live student performances from 5-9pm on Friday.        Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-565-4412.
  Make sure when you check out to tell the cashier to credit   December 11
  your purchase to Sprayberry High School. Barnes & Noble,       A Showcase of the Fine Arts presented by Pope High
  50 Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw. More info: 770-578-3200
                                                                 School Fine Arts Department. A visual arts and musical
  (Sprayberry HS) OR 770-422-2261 (Barnes & Noble).
                                                                 performance event by the Pope Chorus, Orchestra and Sym-
December 10                                                      phonic I Band. 6pm & 8:30pm. $10/adults. $7/students.
  Business-After-Hours sponsored by the Cobb Chamber of          Tickets must be purchased in advance. Bailey Performance
  Commerce. 5-7pm. Members: Free/online; $20/at door.            Center, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road
  Non-members: $20/online; $30/at door. Online registra-         NW, Kennesaw. To purchase tickets: eric.gray@cobbk12/
  tion closes noon, December 8. Belk at Town Center Mall,        org. More info: 770-578-7900.
  400 Ernest Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw. More info: 770-
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                                                                               COMMuNiTY CAlENDAR
December 12
  Santa’s Art Studio. For ages 4-10. Create seasonal art-
  work being exposed to different teachers, ideas, processes,
  and media. 9:30am-1pm or 1:30-5pm. $30. The Art
  Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta.
  More info: 770-509-2700 or www.theartplace.us.
December 13
  Empty Bowl Brunch hosted by Mountain View Arts Alli-
  ance. Purchase handmade ceramic bowl created by area
  potters, pottery teachers, staff, and students filled with your
  choice of hot, steamy concoctions. 11am-12pm. $10.
  Advance tickets on sale now. Proceeds benefit local chari-
  ties. The Art Place, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta.
  More info: 770-509-2700.

  Cobb Democratic Women’s Annual Holiday Open House.
  2-4pm. Please bring an unwrapped new toy. Reservations
  required. Hosted by Juliana Illari, Penhurst Drive, Marietta/
  East Cobb. RSVP: Stacey Evans, 678-293-6155.

  Menorah lighting at East Cobb Park sponsored by Sha-
  lom Cobb and the Friends for the East Cobb Park. 7pm.
  Refreshments will be served. Free. East Cobb Park, 3322                                    ®

  Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Etz Chaim, 770-973-
  0137.
December 16-20
  700 Sundays, Billy Crystal’s Tony Award-winning Broadway
  blockbuster comes to Atlanta. An autobiographical journey,
  this two-act play has Billy playing numerous characters that                       To purchase a   ®

                                                                                                         family pack, visit
  have influenced who he is today. Wednesday-Saturday:
  8pm. Sunday: 5pm. $70-$175 plus fees. Cobb Energy
  Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, At-
  lanta. More info: 770-916-2800 or www.cobbenergycen-
  tre.com.
December 17
  Mittie Bulloch and Theodore Roosevelt Sr.’s 1853 Wed-
  ding Reenactment. Step back in time as a guest at this
  important wedding which ultimately produced our 26th
  president, Theodore Roosevelt. $12/adult. $6/ages 6-18.
  Hours: 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm. Bulloch                             DEC 4
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December 17                                                              December 21-23
  The Night Before Cobb Christmas. A first-ever look behind                The Metropolitan Opera: Les Contes d’Hoffmann – live in
  the scenes fundraiser to benefit Cobb County’s oldest and                HD. Offenbach’s fictionalized take on the life and loves of
  largest holiday assistance program. The evening will con-                the German Romantic writer E.T.A. Hoffmann is a fascinat-
  sist of a casual dinner, silent auction and entertainment as             ing psychological journey. 1pm. $22/adults. $20/seniors.
  well as a personal tour from volunteers of the distribution              $15/children. Merchants Walk Stadium Cinemas 12, 1301
  site. 6-9pm. $50. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road,                   Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 678-560-1111
  Marietta. More info: www.cobbchristmas.net.                              or www.fandango.com.
December 19                                                              December 21-23, 28-30
  SEBA Basketball Tournament. An invitational showcase                     Camp Kingfisher Winter Break Camp. Explore nature in
  with varsity teams from Cobb County and metro Atlanta                    the wintertime. Learn what plants, animals and camp
  high schools. First game at 12pm. $8/adults. $5/stu-                     counselors do to stay warm and cozy. Half day: 9am-
  dents with ID. Free/under 5. Cobb Civic Center, 548 East                 12:50pm. Full day: 9am-4pm. Free extended care:
  Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 404-435-6819 or                   8:30-9am & 4-6:15pm. Half day: $160/non-members,
  www.southeastbasketballacademy.com.                                      $140/members. Full day: $200/non-members, $180/
                                                                           members. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo
December 21-23
                                                                           Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055.
  Rising Stars Holiday Hoops Clinic staffed by local college
  and high school coaches as well as local college players.              December 21-26 & December 28-January 2
  For girls and boys, kindergarten to 6th grade. 9am-3pm.                  Driver Education sponsored by SafeAmerica. 9am-
  $75/day, $135/two days, $190/three days. Johnson Ferry                   3:30pm. No classes December 25 and January 1. $439/
  Baptist Church Activities Center, 955 Johnson Ferry Road,                regular cost. $389/PTA members. SafeAmerica, 2480
  Marietta. More info/to register: 770-973-6561.                           Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-7233
                                                                           or www.safeamerica.org.
  Cobb Senior Bowl iii with 100 top athletes from 23 Cobb
                                                                         December 22
  County High Schools. Fast-paced, exciting play and celebration
                                                                           Red Cross Blood Drive. 10am-3pm. Cobb Civic Center,
  of these great students’ high school careers. 2pm. McEach-
                                                                           548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 770-
  ern High School, 2400 New Macland Road, Powder Springs.
                                                                           528-8450.
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December 25                                                         January 9
  Chinese Dinner at Temple Kol Emeth. Food by China Dy-               Copland’s Appalachian Spring. See the Cobb Symphony
  nasty, donuts and dancing with Tevyeh Party Express, and            Orchestra take on an entirely new dimension, featuring two
  lots of Shabbat fun. 5:30pm. Members: $11/adults, $9/               world premiere performances. 8pm. $15. Murray Arts
  ages 2-11. Guests: $16/adults, $14/ages 2-11. Temple                Center, 2250 Stilesboro Road NW, Kennesaw. More info:
  Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta. More info:               770-429-7016 or www.cobbsymphony.org.
  770-973-3533.
January 2 & 3
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             AMERiCAN                                         BAGElS                                           CAFé                                        iTAliAN
Copeland’s of New Orleans                      Goldberg’s Bagel and Deli                     Flying Biscuit                                 Amore’s
> 3131 Cobb Parkway Suite 200                  1062 Johnson Ferry Road                       1084 Johnson Ferry Road                        4401 Shallowford Road
Atlanta 30339                                  Marietta 30068                                Marietta 30064                                 Roswell 30075
770-612-3311                                   Mon-Sun: 6am-5pm                              770-321-4445                                   678-822-2222
> 1142 Barrett Parkway                         New York style deli with great food and       Sun-Thur: 7am-9pm;                             Scalini’s Italian Restaurant
Kennesaw 30144                                 atmosphere! You can place your order online   Fri-Sat: 7am - 10pm                            1205 Johnson Ferry Road
770-919-9612                                   and we also offer full catering service.      Voted Atlanta’s number 1 breakfast stop,       Marietta 30068
Mon-Thurs: 11am-10pm                                                                         serving Breakfast all day along with Lunch     770-321-4343Ali
Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm                                         BARBEQuE                          and Dinner. Catering available. Private Room
Sun: 10am-10pm                                 Sam’s BBQ1                                    available.                                                VEGETARiAN
(Brunch served 10am-3pm)                       4494 Lower Roswell Road
The ultimate New Orleans Experience…                                                                       COOKiES                          Café Life at Life Grocery
                                               Marietta 30068                                                                               1453 Roswell Road
specializing in New Orleans, and Ameri-        770-977-3005                                  Cookies By Design                              Marietta 30062
can Specialties: fish, chicken, PRIME
                                                                                             3101 Roswell Road                              770-977-9583
steaks, seafood, pastas, sandwiches,              BREAKFAST & BRuNCH                         Marietta 30062                                 Mon-Sat: 11am-7pm. Sun: 12-5pm
salads and kid’s menu. Sunday brunch,
                                               J. Christopher’s                              770-578-0200                                   Healing, Wellness, & Healthy Food for the
Private Banquet Facilities and Catering
                                               1205 Johnson Ferry Road                       Mon.-Fri. 9am-6pm, Sat. 10am-3pm               Mind, Body & Soul. Choose from a variety
                                               Marietta 30068                                Cookies by Design created the world’s          of organic vegan foods. Enjoy healthy,
Olde Towne Athletic Club
                                               770-579-6800                                  first cookie arrangement more than             delicious, & nutritious all day buffet &
4950 Olde Towne Parkway
                                               7am-2pm                                       20 years ago and continues to provide          salad bar.
Marietta, GA 30068
                                               Breakfast, brunch & lunch. An East Cobb       customers with gift-giving arrangements
770-578-9901
                                               original since 1997.                          of individually hand-decorated cookies
Mon: 5-10pm
                                                                                             in a variety of shapes and sizes for every
Tues-Fri: 11am-10pm
                                                                                             occasion.
Sat & Sun: 11am-3pm
Casual, family restaurant, offering specials
daily.

                                 PLEASE
                           Spice up the Holidays with a
                                 RECYCLE
                          Famous THIS Fried Turkey...
                                 Cajun
                                 PAPER
                                                                                                and all
                                                                                              the fixin's


                                                                                                                                  Spice up the Holidays
                                                                                                                                      • Cajun Fried Turkey
                                                                                                                                 • Louisiana Cornbread Stuffing
                                                                                                                                   • Red Hot Mashed Potatoes
                                                                                                                                    • Green Beans with Ham
                                                                                                                               • Mashed Sweet Potatoes • Biscuits
                                                                                                                                  • Creole Corn • Turkey Gravy
                                                                                                                                     • Homemade Desserts
                                                                                                                                 BUCKHEAD 404-475-1000
                                                                                                                                CUMBERLAND 770-612-3311
                                                                                                                                 KENNESAW 770-919-9612
                                                                                                                               Available for Take-Out Only. Order on-line at:
                                                                               Available for take out
                                                                              or full service catering.                        CopelandsAtlanta.com

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                Holiday Buffet                                              Recipe of the Month
           Olde Towne Athletic Club                                                  This month’s recipe is submitted by
          Sunday, Dec. 13 * 11:30 am - 2:30 pm                                       East Cobber Jennifer Fox. Jennifer
                                                                                     Fox is the owner of Young Chefs
            Santa will be here from 1-3 pm                                           Academy of Sandy Springs and has
     Reservations Required * Bring Ad for 10% Discount                               been teaching and entertaining area
                $24.95 Adults * 1/2 Price U12                                        kids in her academy kitchens for 4
                                                                                     years. . “I am sharing a dessert reci-
  Membership Opportunities Available!                                                pe, and while my business is NOT all
          Adult Tennis * Jr. Tennis * Fitness                      about desserts, it seems that the holidays cause us to
                                                                   think about those in particular,” shares Jennifer. And,
    Pub & Grille is Open to the Public!                            of course, the young chefs who cook with us agree!”
                                                                   Although her business is located in Sandy Springs,
 Largest Banquet Facility in East Cobb!                            Jennifer has lived in Indian Hills in East Cobb for more
                                                                   than 25 years. She has one daughter, Brandee, and
             Call to schedule a membership                         two grandsons, Jack & Davis.
              or special event tour today!
                     770-578-9901                                  Pumpkin Bread Pudding Brulée
                           4950 Olde Towne Pkwy                    ingredients
                              Marietta, GA 30068                     • 1-3/4 cups half&half        • 4 large egg yolks
                                www.otac.net                         • ¾ cup sugar                 • 1 large egg
                                                                     • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter     • ¼ tsp. almond extract
                                                                       (room temp.)                • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
                                                                     • 6 slices cinnamon           • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
                                                                       raisin bread
                                                                                                   • Pinch of salt
                                                                     • ¾ cup cooked or
                                                                       canned pumpkin              • ½ cup brown sugar
                                                                       puree


                                                                   Directions:
                                                                   Preheat oven 350 degrees. In a medium saucepan, stir
                                                                   half and half and sugar over medium heat until sugar is
                                                                   dissolved. Remove saucepan from heat and cool until
                                                                   lukewarm. Spread butter over 1 side of each slice of
                                                                   bread. Cut bread into ¾ inch cubes and divide among
                                                                   10 (6 ounce) custard cups. In a bowl, mix pumpkin,
                                                                   yolks, egg, extracts, nutmeg, and salt until well blended.
                                                                   Add half and half mixture; whisk until smooth. Pour the
                                                                   pumpkin mixture over the bread cubes in the custard
                                                                   cups, dividing equally (about 3/8 cup). Let stand for 15
                                                                   minutes, occasionally pressing on the bread to submerge.
                                                                   Place ramekins or custard cups in a large roasting pan.
                                                                   Pour enough hot water into the roasting pan to come half
                                                                   way up the sides of the cups. Loosely tent with foil and
                                                                   bake for 45 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.
                                                                   Transfer puddings to a rack and cool completely. Cover
                                                                   and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Preheat oven
                                                                   to broil. Spoon about 2 tsp. brown sugar over each cup
                                                                   and return to the oven for 1-2 minutes. Watch them care-
                                                                   fully so they do not burn. The pudding will be cold but the
                                                                   topping will be hot. Makes 10 (1/2 cup) servings.




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                                                                      Please include a picture with your entry. Enclose a
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                                                                      your photo. Or email description and a jpg to:
                                                                      petomonth@eastcobber.com

                                                                      Name: _____________________________________________


                                                                      Animal/Breed:_______________________________________
  Animal: Adult male Border Collie-Chow mix
  Favorite Food: Tenderloin                                           Age & Gender:______________________________________
  Favorite Person: Chad Rhyne
  Best Trick: Getting up and down stairs                              Favorite Food:_______________________________________
  Turn Ons: Attention, affection and riding in the car
  Turn Offs: Crowded rooms and strange places
  Favorite Toy: Anything that squeaks or makes noise                  Favorite Person: _____________________________________
  What Makes Bill So Special: To appreciate Bill you have to
  understand his situation. Our son, Chad, rescued him the            Best Trick:__________________________________________
  day he was scheduled for euthanasia. It was obvious Bill
  had led a rough life; he was blind in both eyes with cata-
  racts and glaucoma; he was also crippled (the rear right leg)       Turn Ons: __________________________________________
  from a birth defect. The glaucoma pressure was so great
  his eyes bulged out to the point that it looked like he had         Turn Offs: __________________________________________
  two red golf balls instead of eyes. Chad took him to a vet-
  erinarian for a check-up, shots and treatment for the glau-
  coma. After several months of not being able to bring the           Favorite Toy: ________________________________________
  pressure down with medicine it was suggested that Bill see
  a vet specializing in ophthalmology. The ophthalmologic
                                                                      Last Seen: __________________________________________
  specialist said Bill’s eye pressure was so great that he was
  certain to have a migraine headache on an ongoing basis…
  surgery was the only option to provide relief. Based on this        ___________________________________________________
  advice and a second opinion, Bill had both eyes removed.
  But don’t feel sorry for Bill. Nobody that knows Bill feels
  sorry for him. Rather you immediately admire his playful


                                                                       Animal
  personality, courage and strength of perseverance. Bill only
  has to be in a location for a short period of time before he


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  walls. He loves to go outside on a leash and he’ll lead the
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  If, however, Bill picks up a scent that needs investigation he
  will put his bad leg down, much like an anchor, until he has        The Family Pet Store!
  thoroughly probed the fragrance that attracted his attention.
  Bill enjoys playing with toys that squeak and bully sticks                                                      Photo: Fernando Weberich
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  Owners: Linda & Charles Rhyne, parents of Chad
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 Exciting Things are Happening
  at Montrose Animal Hospital




  s Dr. Agda Barreirinhas, Dr. Kerry Webster, and
    Dr. Randall Bondurant.

      For over two decades Montrose Animal Hospital has
 served the East Cobb community with superior medical,
 boarding and grooming services. Dr. Randall Bondurant
 established Montrose Animal Hospital as a place where ani-
 mals can receive advanced quality healthcare.
      Dr. Bondurant received his DVM from the Auburn School
 of Veterinary Medicine in Auburn, AL. He and his wife,
 Mindy, are devoted to their four children, three dogs and cat.
 Dr. Kerry Webster graduated from Walton High School and
 received her DVM from the University of Georgia. She and
 her husband, who is also a veterinarian, live in Canton with
 their two children, dogs, cats and assortment of animals.             Loving Care For Pets & People
      Montrose is excited to welcome their third veterinarian,                                            3851
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      Other exciting changes are taking place at Montrose!
 Montrose is partnering with “Vetstreet” to provide sophis-
 ticated, enhanced patient care. Pet Portals allow clients to
 log on and manage their pet’s account, vaccination records,
 request prescriptions, and request medical, grooming and
 boarding appointments. Each pet will have its own profile
                                                                       Quality Medical, Surgical & Dental Care
 with the ability to update records and post pictures. Also,                  Exceptional Personal Care
 pet adoptions are increasing as Montrose works with Cobb
 County Animal Control to alleviate crowding with dogs and
 cats, kittens and puppies.
     Word of mouth is their chief advertising tool. Stop in
 and see why they are so proud of Montrose Animal Hospital.
 They welcome your visit!
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      Montrose is located at 1028 Woodlawn Drive in
 Marietta, off Johnson Ferry, and now offers flexible payment                       770-977-4994
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     Offering the highest quality imaging with addition of
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                                      WellStar Kennestone                                            & Hand Therapy
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Our new medical office in East Cobb County

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Woodlawn Square Shopping Center
1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 107
Marietta, GA 30068


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                                                                       Bring One For The Chipper
        The Coach’s Corner
                                                                                             Did you know that your old Christmas
           What is Retirement?                                                          trees can be recycled and that one twenty
                                                                                        pound tree takes up valuable landfill
                                                                                        space comparable to a washing machine?
                            Retire the word retirement; find                            Recycling trees creates mulch, fuel, wildlife
                       a new word. It could be reinvent,                                habitats and other useful material. You can
                       rewirement, BTL [Best Time of Life],          help “Keep Cobb Beautiful,” by recycling your old tree after the
                       or recareer. Retirement is a relatively       holiday season. Keep Cobb Beautiful will sponsor free recycling
                       new concept in the human evolution.           drop-offs.
                       It certainly doesn’t mean today what                Keep Cobb Beautiful is inviting everyone to “Bring One for
                       it did when it started back a few             the Chipper,” and recycle your Christmas tree after the holidays.
                       centuries ago. Before the industrial          As a part of a statewide effort to reuse Christmas trees, Keep
                       revolution and social security, the           Cobb Beautiful is hosting convenient sites where area residents
s Pete Allen           term retirement was virtually non-            can drop-off their trees. Most sites will be manned by various
                       existent. During that time, work was          volunteer organizations from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. No other items
more physically demanding and life spans were shorter.               will be allowed to be dropped off at sites. Cobb County Parks
The whole notion of retirement has radically changed. It             sites will accept trees from December 26 until January 9. All
used to be thought of as the end. Today it is thought of             Home Depot sites will accept trees ONLY on Saturday, January
as the beginning of a new career, a new chapter, a new               9. To volunteer at a site location, look on the web site at kcb.
life. We are living longer, healthier, more vibrant lives and        cobcountyga.gov and go to the volunteer section for more informa-
as seniors, we are actively contributing to society. Today           tion.
the word and meaning of retirement is becoming obsolete.                 Here are the drop-off locations in the East Cobb area:
You may have a third or more of your life yet to live. This
could be and should be the best part of your life                    HOME DEPOT - trees will be accepted only on January 9:
       In order to make it the best part of your life, your hab-         >Home Depot*, 3605 Sandy Plains Road
 its, perceptions and a lot of the things you do will change.             Marietta, GA 30066
 Plan for this by taking a picture of where you are now, not             >Home Depot*, 4101Roswell Road NE
 just financially but mentally, emotionally and physically,               Marietta, GA 30060
 and how you view the foreseeable future. This will make
 the transitioning and changes much smoother as you cre-             The following Cobb County Parks will accept drop-offs from
 ate this wonderful new chapter in your life: a chapter of           December 26, 2008 until January 9, 2009:
 fun, happiness, passion, and fulfillment.
                                                                         >Noonday Creek Park, 489 Hawkins Store Road
      In our coaching process, we have an assessment sys-                 Kennesaw 30144
 tem that will take that picture and give you a benchmark                >Harrison Park, 2650 Shallowford Road
 to achieve that wonderful new chapter.                                   Marietta, GA 30066
     Things to consider if you are in retirement:                        >Sewell Park*, 2085 Lower Roswell Road
   • Be creative. Express yourself. Schedule time each                    Marietta, GA 30066
     day, even if only for a few minutes, to explore the                 >Fullers Park (Lower Field), 3050 Robinson Road
     things you never had time to do. For example:                        Marietta, GA 30064
     writing, painting, hobbies, etc.
   • Contribute. Stand up for something that matters to                   *These locations will be presenting saplings to recyclers
     you. It feels good. It boosts your self-esteem.                 Saturday, January 9th. Davey Trees at 770-451-7911, as well
   • Spend time with people you like. Avoid loneliness.              as the Cobb Parks chipper locations will have free mulch avail-
   • Learn something new - a language, a skill, the                  able to citizens after January 9th. For more information, please
     computer [passing on email every day to your                    contact Keep Cobb Beautiful at 770-528-1135 or visit: www.
                                                                     kcb.cobbcountyga.gov.
     friends doesn’t count].
      If you’re over 50 and thinking about retiring or are
 already retired, taking our assessment will give you clarity
 and a plan to take actions that will make this chapter of
 your life more fulfilling.
     For more information, go to my website breakinfree-
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     Editors Note: The Department of Energy estimates a 40 percent increase in U.S. demand for electricity by the year 2030.
One driver of that demand is our love affair with all things electronic – the energy consuming appliances, plasma TVs, computers
and other electronic devices that make our lives easier, and more enjoyable. A recent Consumer Electronics Association study
revealed that the number of electronics products per household has doubled since 1997, and they now consume 11 percent of
residential electricity.
     Plant Washington is a proposed 850MW coal fired plant to be located near Sandersville, Georgia in Washington County in
rural east-central Georgia. The plant will cost an estimated $2 billion and will burn a mix of pulverized low-sulfur coal from the
Powder River Basin and eastern U.S. coal. The owner would be a coalition of Georgia EMCs called Power4Georgians. The largest
and most influential member of the coalition is Cobb Energy. Cobb EMC must get the state’s legal permission to begin construc-
tion in a few months. As our demands for electronics grows, we need to consider how our energy is being provided. Thus, the
EAST COBBER presents arguments for and against building another coal plant (on page 44 and 45) in Georgia.



                          Cobb EMC’s Proposed Coal Plant
                      May Produce Dirty Energy at Higher Rates
                                  By Tom Barksdale, Cobb Alliance for Smart Energy (CASE)

     Cobb County residents concerned about the environment            independent firm suggests the plant’s cost will be significantly
and electricity rates have a stake in a proposed coal-fired power     higher than Power4Georgians’ estimates. End result: Cobb EMC
plant in Middle Georgia. A six-member consortium led by Cobb          members could see their bills increase, if the plant is built.
EMC — called Power4Georgians — wants to build the plant in
                                                                           Members of the Cobb Alliance for Smart Energy (CASE)
Washington County, near Sandersville. The $2.1 billion plant
                                                                      recently went door-to-door to hundreds of homes to discuss
will annually produce tons of carbon dioxide and dangerous pol-
                                                                      issues with co-op members, including questions about Cobb
lutants including soot particles and ozone that are linked to seri-
                                                                      EMC’s competence. The overwhelming response by customers
ous human health problems — including asthma, bronchitis, and
                                                                      favored a change in Cobb EMC leaders and direction. A grand
chronic respiratory diseases.
                                                                      jury investigation into Cobb EMC leadership apparently is ongo-
     Plant Washington would be a water guzzler, drawing up            ing.
to 16 million gallons a day from local sources, including the
                                                                           Cobb EMC members have an opportunity to deter the plant
Oconee River. The plant will also annually produce 105 pounds
                                                                      construction by voting for reform candidates for the co-op’s board
of mercury. Mercury levels in Georgia already are so high that
                                                                      of directors. The elections are on hold, pending a court ruling on
the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) has issued
                                                                      a lawsuit dealing with proposed changes in the electoral rules.
fish consumption advisories for rivers in the Washington County
                                                                      CASE urges co-op members to tune in to this critical issue. It’s
area. EPD measurements in those rivers found mercury in excess
                                                                      time to get informed about the reform candidates who are chal-
of state and federal water quality standards. At some point, addi-
                                                                      lenging the pro-plant incumbents. Watch for a letter from Cobb
tional mercury risks making the fish unsafe to eat.
                                                                      EMC notifying about a membership meeting and a vote on elec-
      The plant’s economic feasibility received a heavy blow earli-   toral rule changes.
er this year, when four of Cobb EMC’s original partners withdrew.
They concluded that declining electricity demand and the likeli-          For more information: Cobb Alliance for Smart Energy (CASE),
hood of additional costs being imposed on coal emissions made         770-517-5993; www.cobbemcwatch.org; Fall-Line Alliance for a
Plant Washington a significant financial risk. An analysis by an      Clean Environment (FACE), www.faceenvironment.org.




46 December 2009                                              EAST COBBER                                           www.eastcobber.com
               Opponents of                                            Cobb Alliance for
            Plant Washington                                       Smart Energy Counterpoint
             ignore the Facts                                      By Tom Barksdale, Cobb Alliance for Smart Energy
                                                                                       (CASE)
  By Sam Kelly, Vice President of Public Relations,
                     Cobb EMC                                          Sam Kelly’s position would be better spent dealing with
                                                                  the larger issues involved in Cobb EMC’s proposed new coal
     People can have differences of opinion, but those opin-      plant, rather than diving into the statistical weeds. Fact one:
ions should be based on fact. In the case of opponents of         an operational Plant Washington would add more pollution
Plant Washington such as Mr. Barksdale, either facts are          to Georgia’s environment, from at least nine substances to
being ignored or someone is not being honest.                     too numerous to list here. EPD’s assertions about decreased
    The opponents’ understanding of the water issue is erro-      mercury levels are just that – assertions that have not been
neous: When it comes to the 16 million gallons of water per       achieved. What “misplaced decimal point” is he referring
day that will be used by Plant Washington, opponents fail         to about mercury emissions? Cobb EMC itself never even
to mention that this represents less than one-percent of the      performed modeling for mercury air deposition. Second, the
Oconee River’s daily flow. An elementary understanding of         plant will divert more water from other uses, whatever the
the Cretaceous Aquifer beneath the region shows that Plant        percentage it uses of the Oconee’s overall flow. Third, the
Washington’s operations will not come anywhere close to           plant is not needed. Expert opinion refutes his contention
impacting the area’s water levels.                                that rising electricity demand requires this plant. Whatever
     Opponents’ mercury analysis is erroneous on two counts:      that demand, a Georgia Tech study released in August found
According to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division,       that increased energy efficiency alone would reduce the need
there will be less mercury in the atmosphere when Plant           to build more coal-fired power plants in Georgia through
Washington is built than there is today due to the state’s        2020. Greater efficiency, together with investment in renew-
mercury reduction program. The analysis that Mr. Barksdale
                                                                  ables like wind, solar, and biomass, would eliminate the need
uses to make his claims about mercury emissions has been
                                                                  for Plant Washington.
determined to have a simple, but very significant, mathemati-
cal error (namely a misplaced decimal point) which has
caused the mercury emissions from Plant Washington to be
overstated by a factor of 10!
     Another reality is that anyone who understands the fun-
damentals of economics would also recognize coal is still the
most cost-efficient and abundant energy generation resource
in the world. To ensure that Cobb EMC members’ rates
remain under control and future increases are minimized,
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is: every megawatt of electricity to be generated by Plant
Washington will be needed the moment it goes online. Our
involvement in the project means we will have access to
power at lower rates than purchasing electricity on the open
market.
     The Cobb EMC board of directors has made decisions
based on sound business strategies, not emotions. They have
taken a course to ensure that energy remains affordable and
reliable for its members.
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             SCHOOl NEWS                                                 The Cobb County Board of Education approved a balanced
                                                                    calendar for the 2010-2011, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013
                                                                    school years during its Nov. 11, 2009 meeting. Each school
                               The Walton High School Raider        year will begin the first week of August and end the Friday
                          Marching Band is honored to be            prior to Memorial Day in May. The 180-day balanced calendar
                          invited to march in America’s presti-     includes one-week mid-term breaks for students and teachers in
                          gious Tournament of Roses® Parade.        September and February and a full week of Thanksgiving holi-
                          Only 21 bands were chosen to par-         days. The first semester of each school year will conclude before
                          ticipate on New Year’s Day 2010 in        the winter holidays in December. Conference weeks and any
                          the 121st Rose Parade, the theme          early release days for the approved calendars will be determined
                          of which is “A Cut Above the Rest”.       at a later date. Here is an accounting of how Cobb County
                          The Walton Raider Marching Band           School Board Members voted on the balanced calendar:
                          was selected from among hundreds
                          of high school bands from across the            Post   1   –   Lynnda Crowder-Eagle - FOR
                          United States and abroad to partici-            Post   2   –   Holli Cash - FOR
pate in this “super bowl” of parades. The Raider’s 213 dedi-              Post   3   –   David Morgan - AGAINST
                                                                          Post   4   –   Dr. John Abraham - FOR
cated students are lead by Band Director Mike Back (pictured
                                                                          Post   5   –   David Banks- FOR
above) and Assistant Band Director Jeff Pollock, and are sup-
                                                                          Post   6   –   Dr. John Crooks - AGAINST
ported by the Walton Band and Orchestra Parents, Inc.
                                                                          Post   7   –   Alison Bartlett – AGAINST
     The Cobb County School District will receive a recom-               The Professional Association of Georgia Educators has
mendation for a five-year re-accreditation from the Southern        announced that its membership has passed the 78,000 mark.
Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The recommenda-         PAGE is the second largest independent teacher group in the
tion comes after a comprehensive, three-day evaluation by a         nation, second only to the group in Texas. Executive Director
delegation of SACS representatives. The evaluation group was        Allene Magill said that the results of the group’s fall member-
comprised of 27 education professionals from throughout the         ship campaigns have consistently indicated that, given a choice,
Southeast. Nearly 1,200 parents, students, teachers, princi-        teachers across the state prefer to join an independent organiza-
pals, administrators and District support staff were interviewed    tion with advocacy that is both proactive and professional.
regarding a variety of standards and best practices that helped
                                                                         Tritt Elementary Media Specialist Joanne Bates has
the evaluation team determine Cobb’s accreditation status.
                                                                    received the highest honor and award from the Georgia
                                                                    Department of Education that a library media program can
                                                                    receive in the state. Nominated for the Exemplary Library
                                                                    Media Program Award for 2009, Bates has been a Cobb County
                                                                    School District employee for 14 years and a Tritt employee for
                                                                    12 years.
                                                                          The Wood Acres School in Marietta was recently designat-
                                                                    ed as an International Spanish Academy. The school is the only
                                                                    kindergarten through eighth grade school in Georgia and only
                                                                    the second school of any kind in Georgia with the designation.
                                                                    As an International Spanish Academy, students will receive
                                                                    comprehensive English and Spanish language in language arts
                                                                    as well as in content areas: social studies, science, math and
                                                                    literature. This immersion model allows students to rapidly
                                                                    become bilingual and develop superb comprehension skills as
                                                                    well. The consulate of Spain will bestow the official designation
                                                                    on the school. The Wood Acres School in Marietta is located at
                                                                    1772 Johnson Ferry Road.
                                                                         The Campaign to Recall Cobb County School Board mem-
                                                                    ber Dr. John Crooks officially kicked-off last month. The Recall
                                                                    process is three steps: the first is the application for Recall,
                                                                    the second is the Petition for Recall and the third is the actual
                                                                    Recall Election. Carrie Nicholas-Welkis, East Cobb mother of
                                                                    two and healthcare professional, is serving as the Chairperson
                                                                    of the Recall Campaign. The Campaign will have 45 days to
                                                                    collect the remaining signatures in order for a Recall Election to
                                                                    proceed. This is currently estimated at 14,000 registered vot-
                                                                    ers in the Cobb County Board of Education Post # 6. If you or
                                                                    anyone you know live in Post #6 and are interested in support-
                                                                    ing the Recall Campaign, you may contact Ms. Nicholas-Welkis
                                                                    at cwelkis@comcast.net or go to www.RecallYourVote.com for
                                                                    more information.


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                                             On October 21
                                       and 22, approximately
                                       fifty volunteers from
                                       The Home Depot and
                                       Johnson Ferry Baptist
                                       Church volunteered
                                                                                silvafm@silvapiano.com
                                       their time in order to
                                       build and landscape
                                       an outdoor classroom/
amphitheater. The facility and plants for landscaping were
made possible through a grant award of $4,000 from The
Home Depot. Both Home Depot and Johnson Ferry Baptist
Church are Partners In Education with Hightower Trail Middle
School. The steps leading form the top of the hill to the deck
itself were built by Alex Crouchman, a student at Pope High
School, as a part of his Eagle Scout project.
     The amphitheater will provide a unique vehicle as
an outdoor classroom and was built in one day by Home
Depot volunteers on their day off. It is 22x30 feet and
surrounded by picnic tables for student seating and class-
work. Hightower Middle School is a Blue Ribbon School
of Excellence, and such innovation as providing an outdoor
performance stage is one factor in their students’ success.                 FREE lESSON AND iNTERViEW
The facility is located at the entrance of the Hightower Nature
Trail and will be used as a support facility to various aca-                 770-565-7177
demic studies and projects. The classroom/amphitheater will         East Cobb location: 1518 Blackwell Rd - Marietta
also be available for use by the Hightower Trail Middle School                www.silvapiano.com
community.

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                    SENiORS

       East Cobb Senior Center Activities Scheduled for December
     All Cobb residents age 55+ are invited to participate in activities at various senior centers throughout Cobb. The following
is a listing of activities scheduled at the East Cobb Senior Center located at 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066. Call the
East Cobb Senior Center at 770-509-4900 for reservations and/or more details.

Blood Pressure Screening                                              AARP Driver Safety Program
December 3, 8, 17                                                     Tuesday, December 15 & Thursday, December 17
10am-12pm                                                             9am-1pm
                                                                      Cost: $12/AARP members (please bring your card); $14/non-
Holiday Celebration                                                   members. Advance registration required. Payment due on first
Friday, December 11                                                   day of class (cash or check).
10-11am
Join us for cookies and eggnog around the fireplace and               Michael Feinstein Sings Sinatra & Maggiano’s
Christmas tree while the air is filled with the sounds of             Friday, February 5. 2010
the holidays, the warmth of friendship and the tides of the           Payment deadline: January 4, 2010
season.                                                               4:30-11:30pm (Check-in 4:00pm)
                                                                      He is the “Keeper of the American Songbook” and owner-
ice Cream and a Movie                                                 headliner of his own New York club. Michael Feinstein
Monday, December 14: The Bishop’s Wife                                joins the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for an evening of the
1pm                                                                   music from his new album, “The Sinatra Project”. The only
Cost: $3/Cobb resident; $4/non-resident.                              restaurant equal to the music of Feinstein and Sinatra is
Registration required.                                                Maggiano’s. Join us for a magic night off wonderful music
Here’s a holiday classic starring Loretta Young, David Niven          and food!
and Cary Grant. Come enjoy the magic and the romance.                 Cost: $86/Senior Citizen Council members; $91/non-
                                                                      members. Price includes luxury motor coach transportation,
                                                                      tickets, dinner, and driver’s tip. Full refunds will be given if
                                                                      the trip is cancelled. No refunds will be given after payment
                                                                      due date.

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                                                                          • Up to 24 Hour Care          • Meal Preparation
                                                                          • Errands/Shopping            • Light Housekeeping
                                                                          • Respite Care Relief         • Companionship
                                                                       Medicaid Approved • Community Care Provider
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                                                             Zonings and Variances
                                                                 for December
                                                           The following is a list of zonings to be reviewed by the
                                                      Planning Commission on Tuesday, December 1, at 9am. The
                                                      Board of Commissioners will vote on these zonings Tuesday,
                                                      December 15, at 9am. These listings are provided by the
                                                      East Cobb Civic Association. For comments and final actions
                                                      by these organizations, please visit www.eastcobb.net.
                                                           Petition luP-30: Emerson Unitarian Universalist
                                                      Fellowship, Inc., represented by Jeanne Styron, requests a
                                                      Land Use Permit for Mobile Classrooms (renewal and new).
                                                      Located on the west side of Holly Springs Road, south of
                                                      Frankie Lane (2799 Holly Springs Road). Size of tract is
                                                      5.512 acres. Current zoning: R-20. Proposed Use: Mobile
                                                      Classrooms-renewal and new.
                                                           Petition luP-31: Lisa Hillman, represented by Charles
                                                      Taylor, requests a Land Use Permit allowing more than two
                                                      unrelated people to Occupy a Dwelling Unit. Located on the
                                                      southeast intersection of Haverford Lane and Monticello Way.
                                                      Size of tract is .41 acre. Current zoning: R-15. Proposed
                                                      Use: Allow more than Two Unrelated People in a Dwelling.
                                                          The following is a list of variances to be reviewed by the
                                                      Board of Zoning Appeals Wednesday, December 9, at 1pm.
                                                          Petition V-90: Loyal F. Harris, representing himself,
                                                      requests to waive the setback for an accessory structure over
                                                      650 sq. ft. (proposed 1,800 sq. ft. garage) from the required
                                                      100 ft. to 12 ft. Property is located on the south side of
                                                      Autumn Leaves Lane, south of Blackwell Road (3736 Autumn

      NO COURT DIVORCE                                Leaves Lane). Size of tract is 4 acres. Current zoning: R-20.
                                                      Reason: Store Classic Cars, Boat, Mower.
                   P Divorce with dignity P                Petition V-92: The Muntzing Sattele Company, represented
                     P Reduce legal fees P            by Garvis L. Sams, requests to waive the number of parking
                     P Maintain privacy P             spaces from the required 384 spaces to 345 spaces. Property
                    K Wills K                         is located on the south side of Johnson Ferry Road, south of
               K Estate Planning K                    Roswell Road (1255 Johnson Ferry Road). Size of tract is 7.59
              K Power of Attorney K                   acres. Current zoning: NS. Reason: Always been like this.
                                                           Petition V-93: Alan Whitehouse, represented by Thomas
                                                      E. Peay, requests to waive the side setback on lot 56 from
                                                      the required 10 ft. to 8 ft. adjacent to the western property
                                                      line. Property is located on the south side of Robinson Farms
                                                      Drive, south of Robinson Road (747 Robinson Farms Drive).
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                                                                             The series, Miss Rhonda’s Readers Set ONE, contains eight
                                                                        books—each eight pages of true-to-life, child-friendly adventure.
                                                                        A lot can happen in eight pages. In Robins, for example, two
                                                                        birds meet, build a nest, start a family and fight off a preda-
                                                                        tor. Kids have an interest in learning what happens at the end
                                                                        of the book, so they don’t lose focus. Attention-challenged
                                                                        children have success with the books. Parents enjoy them, too,
                                                                        and the books spark conversations about the time their own pet
                                                                        hamster escaped (a theme from Jen’s Hamster which is based
                                                                        on a true story). Everyone laughs out loud at Pink Pig.
                                                                             Locally owned and sold through stores and the web, Miss
                                                                        Rhonda’s Readers blends the talents and energies of three
                                                                        moms. Rhonda teaches at Casa Montessori where she met
                                                                        Jennifer Willhoite. The two talked about taking the books to
                                                                        press so Jennifer and her friend, Heidi, designed a color palette
                                                                        and illustrations for one of the books, Sniff! Sniff!. Rhonda
s Heidi Weathersby, Rhonda lucadamo, and Jennifer Willhoite.            loved the fox and rabbit so much that they got to work that
                                                                        afternoon. That was just over a year and half ago, and they
     After 17 years as a teacher and with vivid memories of her         are already shipping orders to schools and families across the
own childhood, Rhonda Lucadamo knows how children develop               country.
the skills needed to become lifetime readers, and she loves guid-
                                                                             The books are also earth-friendly and are printed in
ing them through the adventure. She noticed that a lot of kids
                                                                        Atlanta. Additionally, Miss Rhonda’s Readers began a school
see learning to read as a chore so she wrote her own books, Miss
                                                                        promotion on their website where schools can enroll in a fund-
Rhonda’s Readers, to capture the fact that reading is its own
                                                                        raising program. “Our primary goal will always be to bring
reward. So what sets Miss Rhonda’s Readers apart from other
                                                                        good stories to children that they can read themselves while
books? Each book is a small story rather than just a series of rhym-
                                                                        helping to instill pride and joy in reading for its own sake,”
ing words, and they are reviewed by early readers themselves, right     says Rhonda. Set TWO, featuring another eight adventures
in the classroom. The results are inspiring.                            for emerging readers, will be published this spring. Also avail-
      “It’s so exciting to see children light up when they read their   able is a Foundations of Reading download filled with tips for
first book,” says Rhonda, “but we knew we were reaching kids out-       parents as well as alphabet cards and phonetic word cards.
side the classroom when we got an email from a mom that said her        Rhonda is available as a guest author for schools and libraries.
son got the books ‘yesterday’ and was reading them ‘today’. That’s      You may purchase the books at www.missrhondasreaders.com
the reason we do this: to help kids fall in love with reading.”         or at local stores.




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               CluB CAlENDAR                                                              Dog Hikers of Georgia. Every Sunday.
                                                                                          10am. Various Locations. Non-dog
                                                                                                                                     East Cobb New Horizons Band. Monday
                                                                                                                                     mornings. Did you play a band instrument
                                                                                          owners welcome. More info: Dr. Dan         in high school and/or college? Would you
                                                                                          Batchelor, 770-992-2362.                   like to play again? We accept all skill
AARP Chapter 2830. First Thursday          Business Network international (BNi).                                                     levels. First Baptist Church of Marietta,
                                                                                          Dudes ‘n Darlins Square Dance Club.
of each month. 1:30pm. East Cobb           BNI is an international networking                                                        148 Church Street, Marietta. More info:
                                                                                          Classes every Tuesday, 7:30-9:30pm.
Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road,     organization with chapters throughout                                                     George 770-971-3430.
                                                                                          $5. Fullers Park Recreation Center, 3499
Marietta. More info: Mary Johnson,         the Atlanta area. New chapter forming          Robinson Road, Marietta. Dances on         East Cobb Open Networking. Professional
770-926-7881.                              in East Cobb. Meeting times to be              second & fourth Friday each month. 8-      Referral Networking. Every Friday. 7:30-
                                           determined. More info: Karley Barber,          10:30pm. Mountain View Community           9am at Capozzi’s NY Deli, 4285 Roswell
American Association of university
                                           770-977-2383.                                  Center, 3400 Sandy Plains Road,            Road (next to Michaels). Free. More info:
Women (AAuW) of Cobb County. Second
Wednesday of the month. 7pm. East          Chess Club. Thursdays 6:30-10pm. Kid           Marietta. More info: Margaret, 770-751-    Tim Langley, 770-289-9711.
Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower         Chess, 2501 East Piedmont Road, Suite          7210 or www.dudesndarlins.com.
                                                                                                                                     East Cobb Optimist Club. Every Friday.
Roswell Road. No meetings in July &        160. More info: 770-575-5802 or www.                          .
                                                                                          East Cobb AARP First Thursday of           7am, Café de Paris, 1100 Johnson Ferry
August. More info: Sylvia Goodyear, 770-   KidChess.com.                                  the month. 1:30pm, East Cobb Senior        Road NE, Marietta. More info: 770-575-
594-9901.                                                                                 Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road. More       1676.
                                           Children of The American Revolution
American Needlepoint Guild. Second         (C.A.R.). Now forming a new Society            info: Martha Boyce, 678-290-9895.
                                                                                                                                     East Cobb PowerCore Team. A business
Tuesday of the month, 6:45pm. Cobb         serving the East Cobb, Vinings, Sandy          East Cobb Bass Club. Visitors, boaters     referral network. Every Thursday. 7-
Public Library, Mountain View Branch,      Springs, Buckhead, Roswell and all of          and non-boaters are welcome. 7pm. First                   ,
                                                                                                                                     8:30am. IHOP 3130 Johnson Ferry
3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More     Cobb communities. All children ages 1-         Tuesday of each month. Free admission.     Road, Marietta. More info: Amy Caplan,
info: 770-394-0065.                        18 invited. More info: B. Schilling, 770-      Attendees pay for dinner. The Rib Ranch,   404-572-1278.
                                           643-1010.                                      2063 Canton Road. More info: 770-364-
Anne Hathaway Garden Club. Third                                                                                                     East Cobb Rotary Club. Every
Wednesday of each month (except July       Cobb County Democratic Committee.              3036.
                                                                                                                                     Wednesday. 7am. Indian Hills Country
and August). Marietta Educational          Monthly Breakfast. 2nd Saturday each           East Cobb Business Association.            Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta.
Garden Center, 505 Kennesaw Avenue         month. 9am. Piccadilly Caféteria, 536          Luncheon and Featured Speaker. Third       More info: 770-789-0623.
NW, Marietta. More info: Charlene          Cobb Parkway SE, Marietta. More info:          Tuesday each month. 11:30am-1pm.
Robinson, 770-971-7786.                    770-420-7133 or www.eastcobbdems.              Hollycrest Hall, 2235 Sewell Mill Road,    East Cobb ViPs. A community group for
                                           com.                                           Marietta. More info: Susan Hampton,        seniors. Fourth Monday of the month
Atlanta World War ii Roundtable. Third                                                                                               (except in May). 6pm. East Cobb United
Thursday (Sept-June) of the month,         Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society.             404.553.2200 or www.eastcobbba.com.
                                                                                                                                     Methodist Church, 2325 Roswell Road.
11:30am, Petite Auberge Restaurant,        Second Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm.           East Cobb Civic Association. Last          More info: 770-971-3643.
North Druid Hills Road @ LaVista Road,     East Cobb Government Service Center,           Wednesday of the month. 7pm. East
Atlanta. More info: 770-928-4579, or       4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta.             Cobb Government Service Center, 4400       East Cobb Woodcarvers Club. Each
jkovach2000@yahoo.com.                     More info: Mary Ingram, 770-427-1108,          Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More         Thursday. 9-11am. East Cobb Senior
                                           or Leo or Edna Morris, 770-445-9274.           info: Mark McClellan, 404-376-9165.        Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road,
“Aware & Conscious Birds”                                                                                                            Marietta. More info: 770-645-0817.
Book Club. Mondays 7-8:30pm.              Cobb County Genealogical Society. 4th           East Cobb Civitans. Second & fourth
Bikram Yoga Marietta, 80 Powers           Tuesday, 7pm, Cobb County Central               Thursday of the month. 12-1pm, Parc at     Georgia Perennial Plant Association. 3rd
Ferry Road, Marietta. More info:          Library, 266 Roswell Street, Marietta.          Piedmont, 999 Hood Road. More Info:        Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm, Atlanta
awareconsciousbirds@gmail.com or                                                          Mary Karras, 770-423-2265.                 History Center, McElreath Hall. More info:
             Preschool_KE_Ad_ECbr_HI6.pdf Cobb County Republican Women. Fourth
                                              1    11/20/09     11:41 AM                                                             www.georgiaperennial.org.
http://consciousness.meetup.com/203.
                                          Friday of the month. 11:30am. Hilton            East Cobb Community Friends for
Big Chicken Chorus. Every Monday          Atlanta/Marietta Conference Center, 500         Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Third    Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance. Third
evening. 7:00pm at John Knox              Powder Springs Street. More info: 770-          Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm. Meetings     Thursday of the month. Social hour:
Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry     785-2522 or www.ccrwc.org.                                                                 6pm. Meeting: 7pm. American Legion


                                       Move and Grow With Us!
                                                                                          are in members’ homes and vary each
Rd. Award winning 50 voice, male, 4                                                       month. We work to benefit CHOA with        Post, 921 Gresham Road, Marietta.
part harmony a cappella harmony chorus.   Cobb Marietta Retired Educators                                                            More info: Bill Kalish, 770-298-9966.
                                          Association. Last Wednesday of the              fund raisers and service projects. More
More info: Frank, 770-587-1264 or                                                         info: Suzanne Strickland, 770-992-2882,
                                          month. 11:45am. Reservations                                                               Golden “K” Kiwanis Club. Every
www.bigchickenchorus.org.                                                                 or Diane Ellwanger, 770-579-9510.
                                          required. Windy Hill Senior Center, 1885                                                   Thursday morning. 10am, East Cobb
    The MJCCA’s Sunshine School is Moving to Temple Kol Emeth
Bridge Club. Four free lessons; $5
thereafter. Thursdays 7:30pm and
                                          Smyrna-Roswell Road, Smyrna. More
                                          info/Reservations: 770-422-9871.
                                                                                          East Cobb Democratic Alliance. Third
                                                                                          Thursday of the month. 6-8:30pm.
                                                                                                                                     Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road.
                                                                                                                                     More info: Bill Vermeer, 770-971-6579.
Sundays 2pm. Singles are welcome.                                                         Spaghetti Warehouse, 2475 Delk Road,
                                          Cobb Regional Republican Women.                                                     Happy Tails Pet Therapy. Orientation for
1809 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info:                                                   Marietta. More info: Tom Barksdale,
                                          Third Thursday, every other month.                                                  prospective members first Thursday or
770-973-7717.                                                                             770-715-1218.
                                          6:30pm. InfoMart, 1582 Terrell Mill                                                 Saturday of the month. 10:30-11:30am.
Business Breakfast Networking of East     Road, Marietta. More info: Sandra             We're moving to Temple Kol Emeth in East Cobb
                                                                                                                              Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, 4385
                                                                                         East Cobb Kiwanis Club. Every
Cobb. Professional Referral Networking.   Thompson, 770-578-6646.                        Wednesday with 7pm, Scalini’s
                                                                                        beginning evening.the 2010 - 11 school year. Road, Building F, Room
                                                                                                                              Lower Roswell
Second Tuesday each month. 8:15-                                                                                              F001, Marietta. Check dates: 770-740-
9:30am at C’est Moi/The Paris Cafe,       Colored Pencil Society of America.                                                         program
                                                                                        Here, you'll find our same exceptionalor www.happytailspets.org.
                                                                                         Restaurant, 1205 Johnson Ferry Road,
                                                                                                                              8211
                                                                                         Marietta. More info: Johnny Johnson,
1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA     Atlanta District Chapter 107. First           at a new, more convenient location.
                                                                                         770-977-2026.
                                          Monday of the month. 7pm. North                                                            international Association of
30068. More info: Ellen Kelly, 404-713-
                                          DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee-                                                     Administrative Professionals (iAAP)-
2830 or Lnkelly@sbcglobal.net.
                                          Dunwoody Road, Room 2 (second floor              the Cobb lions Club. Second & you'll
                                                                                        AtEast MJCCA Sunshine School, fourth find: Cobb County Chapter. 4th Monday of
                                                                                          Tuesday of the month. 7pm, East Side
                                          in the back), More info: Nancy Guerine,         Baptist Church, 2450 Lower Roswell         the month. 6:15pm. Meeting & Dinner.
                                          678-354-3590.                                   Road, Marietta. More info: Don Garrow,     Windy Hill - Marriott Hotel, Marietta.
                                                                                          770-955-6914.                              Info: Oleta Herron, 770-661-2876.
                                           Conversations with a Purpose, weekly
                                           discussions on purposeful conscious            East Cobb Moms. Meeting times and
                                           living. Periodic movies with inspirational     locations vary each week - several
                                           messages followed by a discussion.             activities every week. Support group for
                                           Thursday nights, 7pm. $10. The Center          stay-at-home moms and their kids. More
                                           for Awareness, 1240 Johnson Ferry              info: www.eastcobbmoms.com.
                                           Place, Suite B-10, Marietta. More info:
                                           770-565-6111 or www.lainaorlando.com

  atlantajcc.org                           Dad 2 Dad. A stay-at-home dads group.
                                           Every Tuesday and Thursday. 10:30am.
                                           Various locations. More info: Richard
                                                        CAMPS & PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION DAY
                                           Collins, 770-579-5445.

                                                          SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 9 AM - NOON
                                           Danc’n Singles. A square dance club,
                                           1st and 3rd Saturday, 8-10:30am, FOP
                                           Lodge, 2350 Austell Road, Marietta.  Three        Convenient Locations:
                                           More info: 770-943-6979.




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Jewish War Veterans, Bicentennial Post
976. Third Sunday of the month. 11am,
                                            Newcomers Club of Cobb County. Third
                                            Tuesday each month. 10am. Various                                           CluB CAlENDAR
Marriott Hotel, Perimeter Center. More      social activities throughout the month
info: Fran Jacobson, 770-436-7456.          for those new to Cobb County or just
                                            looking for new friends and activities.     Song of Atlanta Show Chorus. Every                     Sons of the American Revolution,
Job Seekers Cobb County Chapter.
                                            John Knox Presbyterian Church,              Tuesday evening. Women’s four-part                     Captain John Collins Chapter. Third
Business professionals volunteer to help
                                            505 Powers FerryRoad, Marietta.             harmony chorus, 7:30pm, St. John United                Tuesday of the month. 6:30pm,
the unemployed. Speakers, networking,
                                            More info: 770-234-5068 or email            Methodist Church, 550 Mount Paran Road                 Locations vary. More info: Larry Guzy,
job leads, workshops. 7-9am. Tuesdays,
                                            newcomersofcobbcounty@yahoo.com.            NW, Atlanta. Visitors welcome. More info:              770-955-1303.
followed by networking 9-10am. Varsity,
                                                                                        www.songofatlanta.com or 770-509-
2790 Town Center Drive, Kennesaw.           North Atlanta Business Association.                                                                Southeastern GTO Association. Second
                                                                                        0322.
Free. More info: 770-420-9808, ext. 470.    Every Thursday, 11:45am-1:30pm,                                                                    Saturday each month. Times vary. For
                                            Piccadilly Cafe, Cobb Parkway. More info:   Sons of the American Revolution,                       GTO, Lemans, and any other Pontiac
Kiwanis Club - Town Center. Every
                                            Vic Anapolle, 770-971-3402.                 Piedmont Chapter. Third Saturday each                  muscle car enthusiasts! More info: www.
Wednesday, 12:30pm, meet at
                                                                                        month. 8 am, for breakfast. Men and                    segtoa.org.
Copeland’s Restaurant, Barrett Pkwy.        North Metro Mothers of Multiples Club.
                                                                                        boys who are interested in documenting
More info: Stephanie Walker, 770-912-       Third Monday of the month. 7:15pm,                                                                 Sprayberry Area Business Network.
                                                                                        their relationship to their ancestors and
9632.                                       Harp Irish Pub, 1425 Market Blvd,                                                                  Open networking. Every 4th Thursday.
                                                                                        in joining an active group with similar
                                            Roswell. More info: 678-445-0017 or                                                                8am. Location varies. More info: Christi
libertarian Party of Cobb County. First                                                 interests. Holiday Inn Hotel, 909
                                            www.northmetromultiples.org.                                                                       Trombetti, 404-247-8844.
Thursday of the month. 7:30pm. Council                                                  Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. More
chamber at Marietta City Hall. More info:   Northeast Cobb Business Association.        info: Bob Sapp, 770-971-0189 or www.
678-279-3670.                               Luncheon meeting third Wednesday            piedmontsar.com.
Marietta Kiwanis Club. Every Thursday.
                                            of each month. 11:30am-1pm. $15.
                                                                                        Sope Creek Garden Club. First Wednesday                      Club Room Available
                                            Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road,
12noon, Marietta Conference Center, 500
Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More
                                            Marietta. More info: www.cantonroadba.
                                                                                        of the month (Sept-June), 10am,
                                                                                        Locations vary. More info: Karin Guzy,
                                                                                                                                                      for qualified group
                                            org.
info: Bill Sidner, 770-579-4094.                                                        770-955-1303.                                                      meetings.
                                            Order Sons of italy in America Marietta
Marietta lions Club. Second Thursday
                                            lodge #2607. General membership                                                                              2-80 people.
of the month, 7pm, Marietta Conference
Center, 500 Powder Springs Road,
                                            meeting second Monday each month.                                                                           Savannah Court
                                            Pot Luck Dinner (except June, July,
Marietta. More info: 770-565-8230.
                                            August-dessert and fruit). 7-9pm. East                                                                      Assisted Living,
                                            Cobb Government Service Center, 4400
Marietta PFlAG. Fourth Sunday each
month. 1-3pm. Newcomers are welcome.        Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More
                                                                                                                                                      886 Johnson Ferry
Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, 3755    info: 770-928-9314 or degrillmouse@                                                                      Road, Marietta. Call
Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info:     comcast.net.
mariettapflag@gmail.com.                                                                                                                             for information and
                                            Parents Without Partners. Meeting times
Marietta Rotary Club. Every Wednesday.      vary. More info: Angela Dixon, 404-422-                                                                       availability:
12noon, Marietta Conference Center, 500     0768 or pwpchapter698.org.
Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More
info: Adele Grubbs, 770-424-8212 or
www.mariettarotary.org.
                                            Peach State Depression Glass Collectors
                                            Club. 2nd Tuesday of the month. 7pm,                                                                    770-977-4420
                                            East Marietta Library, 2051 Lower
MOMS Club of Marietta Central.              Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-
Second Thursday of the month. 10am.         368-9790.
Merchants Walk Library, 1315 Johnson
Ferry Road, Marietta. More info:
momsclubmariettacentral@yahoo.com.
                                            Polk Street Speakers Toastmasters. First
                                            & Third Tuesday of the month, 7:30-
                                                                                              SERVING EAST COBB & NORTH FULTON FOR 35 YEARS
                                            9:00pm, St. James Episcopal Church,
MOMS Club of Marietta North. 1st            161 Church Street, Marietta. More info:
Wednesday of the month. 10am, Mtn.          www.polkstreetspeakers.org.
View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road.
                                            President’s Toastmasters Club. First,
More info: Marion Hegedes, 678-494-
                                            third and fifth Wednesday of each
8887.
                                            month. Improve your speaking skills and
MOMS Club of Marietta Northeast. 1st
Monday of the month. 10:30am, Hope
Presbyterian Church, 4101 Sandy Plains
                                            build confidence. Free. 7:00-9:00pm.
                                            East Cobb Government Service Center,
                                            4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta.
                                                                                                        Bet you didn’t know...
Road. More info: Wendy Diaz, 770-509-       More info: Lisa Goodman, lisagood1@                                 E
                                                                                                             “W FIX ANYTHING”
1069.                                       earthlink.net or www.presidentstm.org.
                                                                                                     JEWELRY REPAIR • SILVER REPAIR
Moms in Touch. East Side Elementary.
Every Monday 10:00am. Meeting
                                            Retired Military Association of North
                                            Georgia. Monthly meeting. 2pm. East
                                                                                                     SILVER RE-PLATIING • ENGRAVING
location available on request. More info:   Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains               WATCH REPAIR • CRYSTAL STEMWARE REPAIR
                                            Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-
Movita Stallworth, 770-321-1783, or
mo633@bellsouth.net.                        2963.                                               4400 Roswell Road Suite 136 • Marietta, GA 30062
                                                                                                   (in LA Fitness Shopping Center between Hancock Fabrics and Great Clips)
Moms in Touch. www.momsintouch.             SACS (Singles and Couples Social
org. Individual school groups meeting       Events). Weekly dancing for singles
on various days & times. Praying and
encouraging our Cobb County teachers,
                                            and couples. No membership fees, just
                                            friends making new friends. More info:                                     770-565-6558
staff and students. More info contact       Nancy Kuhn, Angel-GA@comcast.net                                           www.adamarkjewelers.com
Margie Crawford, mcraw10@bellsouth.



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                                            Shakespeare Reading Group. First &
net.
Mothers and More, East Cobb Chapter
                                            third Thursday of the month. 2-4 pm, 32
                                            N. Fairground Street. More info: Lynne                 $                            HALF $
#270. Tuesdays each month. 7:30-            Johnson, 770-591-3474.
                                                                                                                                  OFF
                                                                                                                                               OFF
9:30pm. St. Catherine’s Episcopal
Church, 571 Holt Road, Marietta. Check
website as schedule may vary: www.
mmeastcobb.homestead.com.
                                            Sierra Club. First Thursday of the
                                            month. 7:30pm, Life University, Upper
                                            Gymnasium, 1269 Barclay Circle SE.,
                                                                                                     OFF
                                                                                                CUSTOM DESIGN
                                                                                                                                WATCH BATTERY
                                                                                                                                Buy one watch battery, get the
                                                                                                                                              APPRAISALS
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                                            Marietta. More information: Jean Ann                                                          50% OFF                          Jewelry and Silver
National Active and Retired Federal         Wheelock: (770) 578-4892.                              Use your OLD GOLD,            WATCH BATTERIES                         Insurance Appraisals
                                                                                                   stones, silver or ours.          INSTALLED                        Don’t be under insured! It’s
Employees (NARFE). 1st Wednesday of                                                             Let us create that that item      WHILE-U-WAIT                      your RESPONSIBITY to update
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                 ClASSiFiEDS
    CAREER COACHiNG FOR STuDENTS                     uled on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.              ing things done. Shop, deliver, doctor’s appoint-
                                                     Call Lynne Dyckman at 678-812-3729, log onto          ments, etc. Personal chef services. Also, pet care
   Helping high school students find their career    www.housematematch.org or email lynne.dyck-           in your home when needed. Great references,
passion and develop a plan before college. One-                                                            non-smoker. Call Hope at 404-803-6933/cell or
                                                     man@atlantajcc.org.
on-one, group, and workshops available. 770-                                                               678-324-7903.
973-5878 or www.careerexploring.net.                                     JEWElRY
                                                        New real gemstone jewelry for sale – rings,                          PET SiTTiNG
          CARPENTRY/HANDYMAN
                                                     bracelets, earrings, pendants, necklaces. 419-           Insured and Bonded Professional Pet Sitter.
   Decks, basements, doors, windows, gutters,        566-1697 (Marietta) or jewelry77777@yahoo.            “Going Out of Town?” Schedule your appointment
bookcases, electrical, plumbing, much more.          com. Shop for Christmas now!                          now. Call Awesome Pet Sitting & Tidy Services.
Just ask! Ralph, 678-448-8571.                                                                             404-918-2138. apst1services@aol.com.
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             SuPPORT GROuPS
A.A./Al-Anon/Al-Anon Beginners/             Codependents Anonymous. Mondays &          loneliness Bereavement Support              Sexual Assault Support Group. Mondays.
Alateen. Every Monday. 8pm.                 Thursdays. 7:30-8:45pm. Unity North        Group. Every Tuesday, 12 noon.              7pm. YWCA of Northwest Georgia, 48
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2281          Church, 4225 Sandy Plains Road,            Pilgrimage United Church of Christ,         Henderson Street, Marietta. More info:
Canton Road, Marietta. More info:           Marietta. More info: 770-578-6368.         3755 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta.           770-427-2902.
770-973-5347.                                                                          More info: 770-423-5959.
                                            Compassionate Friends for grieving                                                     St. Andrew uMC Sisters of Support
Al-Anon. For family and friends of          parents, grandparents, and siblings.       Marietta Moms. For all kinds of moms -      (SOS) Breast Cancer Support Group.
alcoholics and other substance abusers.     First Tuesday of the month, 7 pm,          new to the area, looking for new friends,   Ongoing support and comfort for breast
Thursdays. 7:30-8:30pm. Johnson             First Baptist Church, 148 Church           or just needing support. Daily events       cancer survivors and patients undergoing
Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson           Street, Marietta. More info: Kathy         for babies, toddlers and older kids. More   treatment. Programs, speakers, art
Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-       Kelcourse, 770-579-3512 or 404-539-        info: 770-956-0318 or 678-357-              therapy and fellowship. Childcare upon
794-2978.                                   4287 email: kathzkel@yahoo.com or          3661 or www.mariettamoms.com                request. First and third Thursday of
                                            tcfmarietta.kathy@hotmail.com                                                          each month. 7pm. St. Andrew United
Alzheimer’s Support Group. 2nd                                                         Mothers Circle Group. Are you a mother
Thursday of the Month. 7:30 pm,             Depression Support Group. For those                                                    Methodist Church, Building B Community
                                                                                       raising Jewish children but you are not     Room, 3455 Canton Road, Marietta.
Sunrise Assisted Living, 1551 Johnson       who suffer from depression and the         Jewish? Free education and support
Ferry Road. More info: Earnestine           people who love them. First and 3rd                                                    More info: Sandy Klingler, 770-926-
                                                                                       through a 16 week course. Groups are        3488.
Reese, 770-509-0919.                        Thursday of the month. 7-8:30pm.           held in Marietta, Intown and North
                                            Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955          Fulton. More info: Suzette Cohen,           Treasures in Heaven. For women who
Autism Spectrum Support Group of            Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More
Cobb County. Supporting parents with                                                   suzette@themotherscircle.org or www.        have lost children through miscarriage,
                                            info: 770-794-2978.                        themotherscircle.org.                       ectopic pregnancy stillbirth, or neonatal
information and resources as well as
social connections. Third Thursday of       Diabetes Support Group offered by                                                      death. Fourth Monday of the month.
                                                                                       Mothers of PreSchoolers (MOPS).             7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist
each month during school year. 9:30-        WellStar Health System. Second
                                                                                       1st and 3rd Thursday each month.            Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road,
11:30am. Mt. Bethel United Methodist        Tuesday of the month. 6:30 – 8 pm.
                                                                                       9:45am. A place where moms can              Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978.
Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road,            McLaren Mill Office Park, 531 Rose-
Marietta. More info: www.asgcobb.com        lane Street, Suite 100, Marietta. No       come to build friendships and receive
                                                                                                                                   Visions Anew Women’s Divorce
                                            registration required. More info: 770-     mothering support, practical help and       Support Group. First Thursday and third
Babywearing Group. Koalamommas,             793-7818.                                  spiritual hope. Childcare provided. Mt.     Wednesday of the month. 7 pm. East
North Atlanta’s resource for help,                                                     Zion United Methodist Church, 1770          Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower
support, and information about baby         Domestic Violence Support Groups.          Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More          Roswell Road, Marietta. More info:
carriers of all kinds. Meets monthly,       Sessions in English and Spanish.           info: 770-971-1465 or mtzionmops@           770-953-2882.
meeting dates/time vary. More info:         Wednesdays. 6:45-8:15pm. Childcare         gmail.com.
Jennifer Worrell, 770-516-4192, or          available for children 6 weeks to 12                                                   Widowed Helping Others. Gatherings
jenniferworrell@bellsouth.net.              years. Children over 12 may attend         Overeaters Anonymous. A support             for social, practical support and new
                                            and learn childcare skills. Center for     group for those who suffer from the         friendships during this time of adjustment.
Bereavement Support. 1st and 3rd            Family Resources, 995 Roswell Street,      need to compulsively overeat. Monday-       1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Wednesday, 5pm. Counseling Room in          Marietta. More info: 770-427-3390.         Wednesday-Friday. 10am. St. Ann’s           6pm. St Ann’s La Salette Hall, 4905
Parish Office. St. Ann’s Catholic Church,                                              Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road,         Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-
4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More           Families of Children under Stress          Marietta. More info: Betsy: 404-226-        552-6400, ext. 6019 or 770-977-8438.
info: 770-552-6400 ext. 6020.               (FOCuS). FOCUS is there to help – to       4931.
                                            listen and cry, to inform and educate,
Cancer Support Group for patients,          and to offer programs for the families
families and friends who are learning       and the child with special needs.
to live with a diagnosis of cancer.
                                                                                                          Enter The
                                            Usually meets every fourth Thursday.
Second Wednesday of the month, 7            10am. Chick-Fil-A, 1201 Johnson




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pm. LaSalette Hall, St. Ann’s Catholic      Ferry Road, Marietta. More info and to
Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta.        confirm meeting date: Angie, 770-234-
More info: 770-552-6400 ext. 6104.          9111, angie@focus-ga.org, or www.
“Care and Share” Caregivers Support         focus-ga.org.
Group. 3rd Thursday of Month. 7pm.          Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Savannah Court Assisted Living, 886         Support Group. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays.
Johnson Ferry Road. More Info: Derin        7:15pm. Special Guest Speaker.

                                                                                               Cover Baby Contest
White 770-977-4420                          Transfiguration Church, Room 102,
Career Quest. Job network, resume           1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta. More
reviewing & interview skills. Every         info: Jeannie, 770-919-9275.
Tuesday, 7:30-10pm . St. Ann’s                                                                   How would you like your baby to
                                            Grief and loss Support Groups are
Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road,         offered through the East Cobb Jewish             be on the cover of the EAST COBBER
Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400
ext. 6104.
                                            Family & Career Services office. If you          magazine? If you think your little camera hog has what it takes
                                            have experienced the loss of someone
Caregiver Support Group for those           significant in your life, call Barbara           to be a supermodel (and she or he will be between 6 months and
caring for elderly, chronically ill or      Dolin, M.Ed., LPC, CT, for information           18 months of age on December 15, 2009) enter our contest today!
disabled persons. Second Saturday           and to reserve a slot at 770-933-0081.
of the month, 9:30 am, Room 20, St.         GriefShare Recovery Seminar and                      Whether they’re brunette or bald, chubby-cheeked, we’re looking
Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell         Support Group. Meets each Monday
Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-         evening. 7:00pm. No child care
                                                                                             for babies that make us go awwhhh. So send us a photo that captures
6400, ext. 6020.                            provided. GriefShare features nationally         your baby’s indescribable beauty, stellar personality, and never-ending
East Cobb Satellite of CHADD                recognized experts on grief and recovery
                                            topics. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church,
                                                                                             charm. From these photos, we’ll draw one whose baby face will
(Children & Adults w/Attention-Deficit/
Hyperactivity Disorder). First Tuesday or   955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta.                appear on our February 2010 cover.
Thursday of the month. 6:45-8:30pm.         More info: Kitty, 770-794-2978.
East Cobb Government Services Center,
                                            Job Seekers Meeting. 1st and 3rd
                                                                                                 Just mail in a photograph of your baby. Photographs cannot be
4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta.
More info: Movita, 770-321-1783 or
                                            Saturday each month. 8-9:30am.                   returned. Entries must be postmarked no later than December 8, 2009.
                                            Breakfast provided. Job search
www.chadd.net/300.
                                            advice, search strategies, job leads
                                                                                             Mail entry to East CobbEr, P.O. Box 672121, Marietta, GA 30006.
Cobb Parents of Multiples. 2nd Monday       and company contacts. Eastminster                Or Email: contest@eastcobber.com.
each month. 7pm. North Metro Church,        Presbyterian Church, 3125 Sewell Mill
2305 Barrett Parkway, Marietta. More        Road, Marietta. More info: Mike Moran,
info: www.cpomc.org.                        770-516-1113.




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