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Couple Celebrates Seventy Years PAGE 5 | Girl Scout Cookie Season is On PAGE 10 | Kids Make a Stand for Haiti PAGE 29
  East Cobber Leads Local “Get Out Of The House” Campaign PAGE 34 | Health & Wellness PAGE 36 | Seniors    PAGE 46
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     5      Couple Celebrates 70th Anniversary
                                                             Cynthia Rozzo                  Volume 17, No. 5
                                                                         Graphic Design: Sarah Floyd
                                                                           Account Representatives:
  29        Kids Make A Stand For Haiti                                 Northeast Cobb Businesses Call:
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  34        East Cobber Leads Local                                           and in 30068 Call:
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            “Get Out Of Our House” Campaign
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                                   With three children, the buzz words, “bal-                       Our cover this month features Baby
                              ance,” “family,” and “education,” have taken on                   of the Year Myles Raymer. As has been
                              a deeper meaning for me. I have realized the
                                                                                                our tradition, the EAST COBBER ran
                              importance of how I use my time to achieve
                              my goals from managing the paper to keeping                       a promotion in its fall editions, asking
                              in shape to being a mom. A big timesaver for                      readers to submit photos of their little
                              me is using the resources that are right here in
                                                                                                bundles of joy. From those entries,
                              East Cobb. This month’s issue includes the spe-
                              cial section, “East Cobb Child Care & Preschool                   15-month-old Myles was randomly
                              Guide.” If you have young children, these charts                  selected. Myles is the son of Amanda
                              on pages 12-20 will help you discover just how
                                                                                                and Jonathan Raymer, who live in the
                              many quality preschool programs are offered right
                              here in our own backyard. When you read this                      Johnsons landing subdivision. “Myles
edition of the EAST COBBER, as well as each edition, please use this magazine                   has a 3 year-old sister, Amelia, who he
as a quick and easy way to learn about all the resources we have close by to                    absolutely adores!” says mom, Amanda.
make your life better and to help you catch up on some community causes. I
                                                                                                The Raymers moved to Johnsons
hope you learn something you didn’t know before—whether it be about a local
business, a special event, or what your neighbor is up to!                                      landing 2 years ago and are the
     While Valentine’s Day is the special occasion in February, the                             Pastors and Directors of The Salvation
EAST COBBER focuses on the love shared by fellow East Cobbers every                             Army in Cobb County.
month. When someone loves to do something or loves someone, they devote
their best talents and skills to make that project, relationship, or situation the                  Myles loves swimming at the YMCA
best possible. There are many people—from Rotarians to PTA members to our                       and playing at the East Cobb park with
advertisers—who love this community and are doing whatever it takes to make
                                                                                                his sister. That is, when he’s not danc-
East Cobb a better place to live. As editor and publisher, I love to shine a
light on their worthy efforts.                                                                  ing it out to Hannah Montana.

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                    PTA legislation & Advocacy at the Gold Dome
                                    By Abby Shiffman, Georgia PTA Legislative Committee Member

    The Legislative Session began January 11th under the                                        allow school systems an additional month to better esti-
Gold Dome. As of the date of writing this article the actual                                    mate the enrollment and thus how many teachers may be
budget recommendations have not been presented to the                                           needed. Relaxation of some restrictions, including class-
Legislature by the Governor.                                                                    room sizes, direct classroom expenditures, teacher sala-
    PTA exists to advocate for children and youth. It was                                       ries and the ‘65% rule’ are being considered. Additional
one of the primary reasons the organization was formed.                                         furloughs will be proposed. School nurses may also be
This happens through the resolution process whereby                                             brought up as possible cuts. And concealed guns may be
positions are adopted by its members. National positions                                        allowed in schools, churches and at sporting events. This
are online at www.pta.org; state positions are online at                                        all affects the students. Stay tuned.
www.georgiapta.org. Local units, councils, and districts                                             PTA Day at the Capitol, Tuesday, February 23rd, pro-
may adopt positions as long as they are not in conflict                                         vides PTA leaders, members and supporters an opportunity
with state or national ones. To stay current on hot issues,                                     to become more familiar with the legislative process and
please sign up for updates by going to the Georgia PTA                                          to actively speak with legislators about education and chil-
website. Click on Capitol Watch in the left column, then                                        dren’s issues. Bring a van full of PTA members – all wear-
Grassroots in the top choices to join. You will then receive                                    ing red – and let your voice for children be seen and heard.
updates so you can be informed.                                                                 Register today by contacting your local PTA or go to www.
    The budget is currently $300-400 million in the red.                                        georgiapta.org. Early registration deadline is February 9th.
40% of the state budget is K-12 education and the per-                                              PTSA Day at the Capitol, Thursday, March 4, 10am-
centage rises to 54% when you include higher education.                                         noon, geared toward middle and high school students, is
Last year there were 3% cuts to education; expect higher                                        specifically designed for the student. It will be limited to
cuts this year. Proposed legislation coming out of com-                                         300 participants so register early.
mittees includes: HB 906, which extends the deadline                                                                         Abby Shiffman is the Eastern
contracts can be offered to educators to May 15. This will                                                               Cobb County Council PTA Legislative
                                                                                                                         Chair, Sedalia Park Elementary
                                                                                                                         School Legislative Chair, and
                                                                                                                         Georgia PTA Legislative Committee
                                                                                                                         Member. Abby and her husband,
                                                                                                                         Ken, are the proud parents of
                                                                                                                         Rachel and Aaron. They have lived
                                                                                                                         in East Cobb County for the past 12
                                                                                                                         years. She is also a Board Member
                                                                                                                         of the East Cobb Civic Association.




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                       East Cobb Schools Recognized By State
                         For improvement and Achievement
     Thirty-six Cobb County schools have been honored for            The Highest Performance award is given to schools that
academic success by the Georgia Department of Education          have a very high percentage of students meeting test stan-
and the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. The            dards. The East Cobb County winners are:
awards are based on student performance on the 2008-09             Platinum: Lassiter, Pope and Walton High Schools;
Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT, for elementary        Mt. Bethel, Murdock and Timber Ridge Elementary
and middle schools) and the Georgia High School Graduation         Schools.
Tests (GHSGT, for high schools). These state assessments
                                                                   Gold: Wheeler High School; Dickerson and Dodgen
help determine a school’s status under federal No Child Left
                                                                   Middle Schools; East Side, Garrison Mill, Mountain
Behind. Each award has four honor levels – Platinum, Gold,
                                                                   View, Shallowford Falls and Tritt Elementary Schools.
Silver and Bronze – that correspond to a school’s consistent
performance and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) status.             Silver: Kennesaw Mountain High School; Hightower
                                                                   Trail and Simpson Middle Schools; Rocky Mount and
     The Cobb County schools, 14 more than were honored in
                                                                   Sope Creek Elementary Schools.
2007-08, are among just 327 schools throughout Georgia to
receive the awards.                                                Bronze: Kell High School; Addison Elementary School.
    The Greatest Gains award is given to schools that                 The school recognitions are part of the state’s release
showed the greatest improvement in CRCT or GHSGT scores          of the 2008-09 K-12 Report Card, which provides data for
and had a significant percentage of students exceeding stan-     Georgia’s preschools, K-12 schools and institutions of higher
dards. The East Cobb County winners are:                         education. Information about the awards and the Report Card
                                                                 is available at The Governor’s Office for Student Achievement
 Platinum: Wheeler High School; McCleskey Middle School.         Web site at http://www.gaosa.org.




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                                                                                                   $3.50.
                                                                                                         In 2009, with 3.9 million boxes sold, more than $2.2
                                                                                                   million in troop profits were re-invested in local community
                                                                                                   service projects. Proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program
                                                                                                   not only provide rewards for individual Girl Scouts and their
                                                                                                   troops but also provide funding for programs and resource
                                                                                                   materials for more than 41,000 girls and 17,700 adult mem-
                                                                                                   bers who are part of Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta. During the
                                                                                                   months of February and March, visit the Cookie Finder on the
                                                                                                   Girls Scouts of Greater Atlanta’s web site (www.gsgatl.org) for
               770.578.0870                                                                        a listing of the hundreds of Girl Scout Cookie Booth locations
                                                                                                   in the greater Atlanta region.
       online appointments available
                                                                                                        The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the premier entre-
                 www.atwisteriasalon.com                                                           preneurial program for girls and young women in the U.S.
                                                                                                   Selling Girl Scout cookies helps girls gain real life skills such
     4961 Lower Roswell Road                        Marietta, GA 30068                             as money management, decision-making, cooperative learn-
       O F F E R AVA I L A B L E F O R F I R S T T I M E C L I E N T S O N LY                      ing and goal setting. The beneficial effects are evidenced by
                                                                                                   the fact that many of today’s businesswomen cite selling Girl
                                                                                                   Scout cookies as their first step toward successful careers.


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                               East Cobb Eagle Scouts Named
                                                                           Walton High School seniors, Wyatt Jones, Preston Elliot
                                                                      and Michael Ayres, from Mt. Bethel’s Troop 1011 recently
                                                                      achieved the Rank of Eagle Scout. Close friends since a
                                                                      young age, each contributed complicated projects benefit-
                                                                      ing the community of East Cobb. Wyatt’s project consisted
                                                                      of constructing 5 jumbo sized picnic tables and 5 in-ground
                                                                      benches installed at their alma mater, Eastside Elementary
                                                                      School. Preston’s project was to regrade and widen a sec-
                                                                      tion of the Kennesaw Mountain Trail, add stone stairs and
                                                                      install a split rail fence protecting vegetation on the moun-
                                                                      tain. Michael’s project also benefited Kennesaw Mountain
                                                                      Park with the restoration of a 100 foot section of Kennesaw
                                                                      Mountain Trail. His project included a 10 percent grade ele-
                                                                      vation, regrading, erosion and drainage improvements. Each
                                                                      project took over 125 man-hours to complete.
                                                                           Eagle Scout is the highest rank awarded to a Senior
                                                                      Scout in the Boy Scouts of the America. A joint ceremony,
                                                                      attended by local dignitaries, was held at Mt. Bethel United
s Preston Elliot, Wyatt Jones and Michael Ayres.                      Methodist Church.



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The following pages provide a comprehensive listing of all child care centers, Mother’s Morning Out (MMO) programs, and pre-
schools available to children under the age of 5 in East Cobb County. This information offers a quick review of the child care
and educational programs located right here in our East Cobb community. We have not attempted to “rank” or “rate” any cen-
ters. Readers are encouraged to thoroughly evaluate any potential caregiver. The Child Care Licensing Section of the Georgia
Department of Human Resources regulates the industry and can be very helpful. In the Pre-K column, an * after the check mark
indicates that the preschool offers the Georgia Pre-K program.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Drop-In Day Care
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Summer Session




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Special Needs
                                                                                                                                                   ( 5 Year-Olds)
                                                                                                                   (3 Year-Olds)


                                                                                                                                   (4 Year-Olds)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Evening Care
                                                                                                                                                   Kindergarten
                                                                                                    Toddler Care




                                                                                                                                                                                   Morning Out
                                                                                                                                                                    After School
                                                                                                    (1-2 Years)
                                                                                      Infant Care
                                                                                      (0-1 Year)




                                                                                                                   Preschool




                                                                                                                                                                                   Mother’s
                                                                                                                                   Pre-K




                                                                                                                                                                    Care
 Name & Address (# of Children Enrolled)                Director/Telephone
 A CHILD’S NIGHT OUT                                    Jackie Griffith                             15 mos+            4                                               4                          4                   4              4
 1360 Powers Ferry Road., Suite B-255, Marietta 30067   770-952-9824

 ANGEL ACADEMY DAYCARE (35)                             Fouzia Aissoui               6 wks +           4               4             4*                                4              4           4                                  4
 4041 Canton Highway, Marietta 30066                    770-592-4933

 BRIGHT HORIZONS CHILDREN’S CENTER (97)                 Mark Davis                   6 wks +           4               4             4*                                4                          4                                  4
 3175 Windy Hill Road, Atlanta 30339                    770-933-0530

 BRIGHT STAR ACADEMY (32)                               Tatnaik Srideet              6 wks +           4               4             4*                                4                          4                                                       4
 2288 Canton Road, Marietta, 30066                      770-428-0607

 CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST. ANN’S PRESCHOOL (180)           Nancy Wohlfrom                                                                                                                            4
                                                                                                       4               4               4
 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062                      770-552-6400 ext. 6030                                                                                                                   Camp

 COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (45)                      Rita Scarpantonio
                                                                                         4             4               4               4                                              4
 2881 Canton Road, Marietta 30066                       770-422-5130

 CREATIVE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (80)                        Jessica Miller               6 wks +           4               4               4               4               4              4           4                                  4
 3001 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30062                770-992-8031

 CREATIVE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (50)
 PINE CREST CAMPUS                                      Li Tang                       6 wks +          4               4               4               4               4              4           4                                  4
 2877 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30062                770-992-8031

 CRÈME DE LA CRÈME (155)                                Jeannie Brannon              6 wks +           4               4               4                               4                          4                                                       4
 726 Woodlawn Drive, Marietta 30068                     770-971-2205

 DOODLE BUGS                                            Lena Hammand
                                                                                         4             4               4               4                               4                          4
 2561 Canton Road, Marietta 30066                       770-422-0284

 EASTMINSTER CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL (65)        Margaret Gibbs                                         16 mos
                                               1
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                                                    1/19/10                   8:37 PM                                  4               4
 3125 Sewell Mill Road, Marietta 30062




                                                                                           The MJCCA’s Sunshine School
                                                                                           is Moving to Temple Kol Emeth
                                                                                           We're moving to Temple Kol Emeth in East Cobb beginning
                                                                                           with the 2010 - 11 school year. Here, you'll find our same,
                                                                                           exceptional NAEYC-accredited program at a new, more
                                                                                           convenient location.
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                                                                             Attend our Open House
                                                                            February 7, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
                                                                            *Restrictions apply. See our website or contact us for details.




14 February 2010                                                                          EAST COBBER                                                                                                                 www.eastcobber.com
        Babies Can’t Wait
  Provides Early intervention to
      infants and Toddlers
      Babies Can’t Wait (BCW) is a comprehensive,
 family-centered, coordinated program that provides early
 intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabili-
 ties or developmental delays and their families. Since
 1987, Babies Can’t Wait has been administered by the
 Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of
 Public Health, Family Health Branch. For families of
 eligible infants and toddlers, BCW provides a window of
 opportunity for their children to grow, learn, and develop
 to their fullest potential. BCW gives infants and toddlers,
 whose brains are growing very quickly, the opportunity to
 gain skills, and the chance to teach families to help their
 children learn these skills.
     Children and families in every county in Georgia
 can access early intervention services. Anyone can refer
 a child to Babies Can’t Wait. In order to refer a child
 to BCW for an evaluation, contact: Beth Mathison,
 Coordinator-BCW COBB/DOUGLAS Cobb and Douglas
 County Public Health, 1955 Lake Park Drive,
 Suite 300, Smyrna, GA 30080, 770- 514-2462,
 bymathison@dhr.state.ga.us.




    Preschool Picassos
    At Walker, our Preschoolers learn about Picasso and Dali. They learn
    about Monet and Seurat. They learn about styles and techniques,
    and apply them as they draw, paint, cut, tear, mold and create –
    beautiful works that appear in our annual Preschool Art Show. It's
    the wonder of creativity. It's the wonder of Walker.


                         Open House
                         Feb. 7 . . . . . . .1:30 p.m.




         700 Cobb Parkway North | Marietta, Georgia 30062
                         678-581-6921
        www.thewalkerschool.org | Grades Pre-K(4) - 12
       The Walker School practices a nondiscriminatory admission policy.



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Drop-In Day Care
                                                                                                                                                                                                Summer Session




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Special Needs
                                                                                                                                                  ( 5 Year-Olds)
                                                                                                                  (3 Year-Olds)


                                                                                                                                  (4 Year-Olds)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Evening Care
                                                                                                                                                  Kindergarten
                                                                                                   Toddler Care




                                                                                                                                                                                  Morning Out
                                                                                                                                                                   After School
                                                                                                   (1-2 Years)
                                                                                     Infant Care
                                                                                     (0-1 Year)




                                                                                                                  Preschool




                                                                                                                                                                                  Mother’s
                                                                                                                                  Pre-K




                                                                                                                                                                   Care
 Name & Address (# of Children Enrolled)                Director/Telephone
 EASTSIDE BAPTIST PRESCHOOL (125)                       Karen Walker                 6 wks +          4               4               4
 2450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068                770-971-4766

 ETZ CHAIM PRESCHOOL(64)                                Debbie Deutsch
                                                                                                      4               4               4                                                          4                                                  4
 1190 Indian Hills Pkwy., Marietta 30068                770-977-3384

 FAITH LUTHERAN SCHOOL (102)                            Susan Livingston                           2 yrs +            4               4               4               4                          4
 2111 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068                770-973-8921

 GIGGLES LEARNING CENTER (120)                          Diane & Larry Whitmire       6 wks +          4               4               4                               4                          4                4              4
 3639 Canton Road, Marietta 30066                       770-928-6670

 THE GODDARD SCHOOL (40)                                Meleta Walker                6 wks +          4               4               4                                                          4                                                  4
 3584 Providence Road, Marietta 30062                   770-579-1190

 THE GODDARD SCHOOL (130)                               Lisa Hoffman                 6 wks +          4               4             4*                                                           4                                                  4
 3147 Trickum Road, Marietta 30066                      770-321-8370

 HOLY FAMILY CHURCH                                     Mary Jo Nichols
                                                                                                                      4
 3401 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068                770-973-0038 ext. 24

 JOHN KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (75)                     Marcia Hayden                                                                                                                            4
                                                                                                      4               4               4
 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta 30067                  770-973-3283                                                                                                                            Camp

 JOHNSON FERRY BAPTIST CHURCH                                                                                                                                                                    4
 THE WEE SCHOOL(350)                                    Kim Mayo                                      4               4               4                                              4           2+
 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068                 770-794-2997                                                                                                                            Camp

 KIDS ZONE DAYCARE & LEARNING CENTER                    Helene Hindman
                                                                                        4             4               4               4                               4                                                          4
 137 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 1100, Marietta 30068     770-933-6900

 KIDDIE COLLEGE (110)                                   Debra Walker
                                                                                                      4               4             4*                                4              4           4                               4
 2000 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068                770-973-7223

 KIDS R KIDS INTERNATIONAL (175)                        Sylvia Walker                6 wks +          4               4             4*                                4                          4                               4                  4
 3900 Canton Road, Marietta 30066                       770-926-5577

 KIDS R KIDS INTERNATIONAL (200)                        Julie Davis                  6 wks +          4               4             4*                                4                          4                                                  4
 505 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068                 770-565-2220

 KIDS R KIDS INTERNATIONAL, #26 (160)                   Kathleen Sanchez             6 wks +          4               4               4                                                          4
 2100 Post Oak Tritt, Marietta 30062                    770-971-7200

 KINDERCARE (75)                                        Reggie Martin                6 wks +          4               4             4*                4               4              4           4                4              4                  4
 2566 E. Piedmont Road, Marietta 30062                  770-971-0042




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                                                                                                                                            we rotate your child through enriched learning classrooms with teachers who
                                                                                                                                            specialize in music, art, computers, creative movement and second language.

                                                                                                                                            The result is a fun-filled learning experience that fully engages your child
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16 February 2010                                                                         EAST COBBER                                                                                                              www.eastcobber.com
                                                                  The proof is the curriculum.
                                                        Our proven Balanced Learning® curriculum is based on the latest research and
                                                        standards for early childhood education, and is consistently delivered across all
                                                        Primrose Schools. No other national preschool organization can make this claim. In
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Name & Address (# of Children Enrolled)    Director/Telephone
LA PETITE ACADEMY (87)                     Jeannie May          6 wks +       2 yrs +            4             4*                                4                          4                               4                  4
2358 Shallowford Road, Marietta 30066      770-926-8364

LIGHTHOUSE ACADEMY IN EAST COBB UMC (45)   Edwina Campbell                    12 mos +
                                                                   4          Walking
                                                                                                 4               4                                                          4
2325 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062          770-971-3671

MEADOWS MONTESSORI (107)                   Roya Darkai
                                                                                 4               4               4               4               4                          4                               4                  4
111 Bells Ferry Lane, Marietta 30066       770-218-6347

MORNING STAR MONTESSORI (6)
@HOLT ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH                  Rhea Brashear                                         4               4               4                              4           4                                                  4
675 Holt Road, Marietta 30068              678-213-0844

MONTESSORI INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY (78)      Ciara Thomas         6 wks +          4               4             4*                4               4              4           4                               4
2145 Barnes Mill Road, Marietta 30062      770-565-3933

MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF WOODSTOCK (70)        Patricia Shahbazi
                                                                                 4               4               4               4               4                          4
3899 Canton Road, Woodstock 30066          770-928-2515

MOUNTAIN VIEW UMC PRESCHOOL (45)           Myrna Dial
                                                                                 4               4               4                                              4
2300 Jamerson Road, Marietta 30066         770-591-8659

MT. BETHEL CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL (387)       Ginny Mateer                       16 mos +           4               4               4                              4           4
4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068    770-971-6812

MT. BETHEL UMC CHILDREN’S DAY CARE (75)    Dee Stolz            6 wks +          4               4               4
615 Woodlawn Drive, Marietta 30068         678-560-8005

MT. PARAN NORTH PRECIOUS ONES
LEARN N’ PLAY (45)                         Julie Bostardi       8 wks +          4               4                                                              4
1700 Allgood Road, Marietta 30062          678-285-3226

MT. ZION UMC PRESCHOOL (170)               Meg Henderson
                                                                                 4               4               4               4                              4           4                                                  4
1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30062    770-971-1478

NOBLE WORLD MONTESSORI (60)                Mehdi Sayfi                        18 mos +
                                                                                                                                                 4
                                                                                                 4               4               4                                          4
2676 East Piedmont Rd., Marietta 30062     770-509-1775                                                                                       thru 5th

NOONDAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (130)            Libby Dunn
                                                                                 4               4               4               4                              4           4
4121 Canton Road, Marietta 30066           770-926-8891

PIEDMONT BAPTIST WEEKDAY PRESCHOOL (100)   Dolores Bailey       6 mos +          4               4               4                                              4           4                                                  4
570 Piedmont Road, Marietta 30066          770-423-9578




                                                                                                  St. Catherine’s Episcopal Preschool
                                                                                                                571 Holt Road • Marietta GA 30068
                                                                                                                www.stcatherines.org • 770-971-2839

                                                                                                       • Ages one year to pre-K • Qualified, dedicated staff
                                                                                                             • Planned preschool learning curriculum
                                                                                                             • Loving, safe, and healthy environment
                                                                                                            • All children welcome regardless of race,
                                                                                                              national origin, or religious preference.


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        5 Steps for Selecting
         Quality Child Care
  Step 1: Start Early
  Start looking as far in advance as you can. No matter what
  type of care you are considering – a child care center or care
  in someone else’s home – finding the right child care option
  can take some time.

  Step 2: Make Some Calls
  Begin your search by calling your local child care centers.

  Step 3: Visit and Ask Questions
  Make sure you visit the child care centers you are consider-
  ing. Find out about these key indicators of quality:
  • Adult to Child Ratio
  >>Ask how many children there are for each adult. You
  want your child to get plenty of attention. The younger your
  child, the more important this is. Babies need an adult to
  child ratio of no more than 1:4 (one adult for four infants),
  while four-year-olds can do well with a ratio of 1:10 (one
  adult for ten children).
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  >>Check how long the caregivers have been at the center                    With extended morning and afternoon options.
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  the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and The National               Debbie Deutsch - - Director of Early Childhood Education
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                                                                             Debbie Deutsch Director of Early Childhood Education
  Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) are the two                  Debbie Deutsch - Director of Early Childhood
                                                                              1190 Indian Hills Parkway Marietta, GA 30068
                                                                         1190 Indian Hills Parkway --Marietta, GA 30068
  largest organizations that accredit child care programs.                1190 Indian-Hills Parkway - Marietta, GA 30068
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  Caregivers with degrees and/or special training in working                  770-977-3384 - debbie@etzchaim.net - www.etzchaim.net
  with children will be better able to help your child learn.
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  Step 4: Make a Choice
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                                                                                                                                                              Care
 Name & Address (# of Children Enrolled)          Director/Telephone
 PLAY                                             Colleen MacDonald
                                                                                                 4               4               4               4               4              4           4                4              4
 10930 Crabapple Road, Marietta 30075             678-290-1333

 PRIMARY PREP ACADEMY (160)                       Kathleen O’Brien              6 wks +          4               4               4                                                          4                                                  4
 1887 West Oak Parkway, Marietta 30062            678-594-8700

 PRIMROSE SCHOOL AT EAST LAKE (105)               Melissa McCarthy              6 wks +          4               4             4*                                4                          4                               4
 2065 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062                770-971-0148

 PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF LASSITER (130)                Patsy McGilvary               6 wks +          4               4             4*                                4                          4
 282 Lassiter Road, Marietta 30062                770-641-8535

 PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF SPRAYBERRY (146)              Jennifer Conway               6 wks+           4               4             4*                4               4                          4
 2531 East Piedmont Road, Marietta 30062          770-578-4832

 RATED K FOR KIDS ONLY (60)                       Debra Prather                 6 wks +          4               4             4*                                4                          4                4              4                  4
 2800 Canton Road NE, Marietta 30066              770-425-4799

 ROSE GARDEN MONTESSORI (55)                      Ivy Cooper                    6 wks +          4               4             4*                4               4                          4                               4
 3829 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062                770-579-1979

 SANDY PLAINS BAPTIST CHURCH (80)                 Angie Spiva
                                                                                                 4               4                                                              4
 2825 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066           770-971-8525

 SEWELL MILL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL of
 SEWELL MILL BAPTIST CHURCH (150)                 Glynda Lundquist                               4               4               4               4
 2550 Sewell Mill Road, Marietta 30062            770-971-3746

 SHREINER SCHOOL & ACADEMY (100)                  Sarah Walker                                                                                                   4

It’s Registration Time!
                                                                                              2 yrs +            4               4               4                                          4
 1340 Terrell Mill Road SE, Marietta 30067        770-953-1340                                                                                                thru 8th

 SPRAYBERRY ACADEMY (220)                         Ashleigh Bailey
                                                                                                                               4*                                4                          4
 2110 Post Oak Tritt, Marietta 30062              770-977-0877




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      Rose Garden Marietta
       3829 Roswell Road,  770-579-1979
    3829 Roswell Road, Marietta 770-579-1979
                                                                                                                                     Main Campus: 3001 Johnson Ferry Rd. Marietta, GA 30062
                 www.rosegardenmontessorischool.com                                                                                   Pine Crest: 2877 Johnson Ferry Rd. Marietta, GA 30062
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          3829 Roswell Road, Marietta           770-579-1979                                                                         Johns Creek: 4040 Johns Creek Pkwy, Suwanee, GA 30024

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      The Reading & Writing                                                                            John Knox Presbyterian Church
                                                                                                           505 Powers Ferry Road

     institute Helps Students                                                                                Marietta, GA 30067
                                                                                                               770-973-5050
       unlock Their literacy                                                                 visit us online @ WWW.JohnKnoxPCMarietta.Org



                                                                                Christian After School Academy
                                                                                              Affordable, Quality              Class available for children
                                                                                               After-School Care                    ages 12mos-5yrs
                                                                                             grades PreK-Grade 5               Monday - Friday, 9am - 1pm

                                                                              Homework supervision and                       JKPS is committed to the total
                                                                              special activities in a structured,            development of each child. Our
                                                                              caring environment.                            play-based philosophy strives to
                                                                              Limited transportation provided                stimulate social, emotional and
                                                                              from Powers Ferry, Brumby,                     spiritual growth, as well as
                                                                              East Valley, Sedalia Park and                  provide academic, creative and
                                                                              Sope Creek Elementary Schools.                 social challenges



      Kelly is a bright young lady who is in her last year
 of High School. She takes advanced classes in two sub-
 jects and is looking forward to attending the college of her
 choice. High School has been a rewarding and exciting
 experience for Kelly. She is a success in every way. What’s
                                                                           Butter ies                                       FACT:
 most inspiring is that Kelly is dyslexic.                                  are more fun to learn about
      Kelly was diagnosed and treated by the Reading and                    when they land on you.
 Writing Institute (RWI)—an Atlanta-based organization
 that specializes in diagnosing and treating dyslexia and                   We invite you to take a closer
 dysgraphia (an impaired ability to read and or write). Kelly               look at Shreiner’s curriculum
 participated in weekly sessions at one of the Institute’s five
                                                                            to see how we create a
 locations; this therapy retrained her brain to process written
 information efficiently.                                                   “remarkable experience” for
                                                                            our students. Now enrolling
      “Approximately 15 percent of the population deals
 with dyslexia,” says Bill Madigan, the administrator at the                2K-8th grade.
 RWI with five centers in Atlanta. “That’s 75,000 people in
 Atlanta alone”.                                                            Register online for our next
      According to Madigan, effective treatment must begin                  Open House or
 with accurate evaluation; the first critical step is to uncover            take a private tour.
 the specific causes of the “disconnection.” At the Institute,
 a neuro-psychologist provides Psychoeducational evalua-
 tions that pinpoint the causes and effects of each deficit.
 Then, armed with facts, parents can begin to make intel-
 ligent decisions about their child. When necessary, the
 Institute also provides client specific “educational therapy”                                                        770-953-1340
 at one of its five locations. This therapy is designed to                                                            shreiner.com
 make each child an independent literate learner for life.
                                                                                                                      1340 Terrell Mill Rd.
      Dyslexics and dysgraphics can learn how to read and                                                             Marietta, GA 30067
 write, they just can’t learn in a system that is not designed
 for them,” says Madigan. “Once dyslexic or dysgraphic chil-                                                                  • air conditioning • appliance repa
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 anything their hearts desire.” Just ask Kelly —she’s living                                 Coming in March:
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      To talk to an expert feel free to call the Reading and                                 1st Annual Home & Garden Guide
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                                                                                                                                                  Care
 Name & Address (# of Children Enrolled)       Director/Telephone
 ST. ANDREW UMC PRESCHOOL (160)                Helen Geesey
                                                                                     4               4               4                                                                                                             4
 3455 Canton Road, Marietta 30066              770-592-7250

 ST. CATHERINE’S EPISCOPAL
 CHURCH PRESCHOOL (190)                        Karolyn Olliffe                       4               4               4
 571 Holt Road, Marietta 30062                 770-971-2839

 ST. PETER & ST. PAUL EPISCOPAL CHURCH (114)   Tracy Gallagher                    18 mos +           4               4
 1795 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30062       770-971-3993

 THE SUNSHINE HOUSE (85)                       Courtney Gilmer      6 wks +          4               4             4*                                4                          4                               4                  4
 2499 Shallowford Road, Marietta 30066         770-928-9982

 THE SUNSHINE HOUSE (115)                      Jennifer Slayden     6 wks +          4               4             4*                                4                          4                               4
 4677 Paper Mill Road, Marietta 30067          770-955-2768

 TEMPLE BETH TIKVAH (36)                       Jenifer Friedman
                                                                                     4               4               4                                                          4
 9955 Coleman Road, Roswell 30075              678-350-0076

 TEMPLE KOL EMETH WEISBERG PRESCHOOL (100)     Joy Salenfriend                    18 mos +
                                                                                                                                                                                4
                                                                                                     4               4                                                                                                             4
 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta 30062          770-973-3533                                                                                                                    Camp

 TRANSFIGURATION CATHOLIC CHURCH (170)         Darragh Browning                   16 mos +           4               4               4                              4                                                              4
 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta 30066           770-977-1442

 THE WALKER SCHOOL (111)                       Patty Mozley
                                                                                                                     4               4               4                          4
 830 Damar Road, Marietta 30062                678-581-6921

 WESLEY CHAPEL UMC MOTHERS MORNING OUT (18)    Sue Oliver
                                                                                     4.              4               4                                              4           4
 4495 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066        678-722-0236

 WOOD ACRES COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (200)           Judy Thigpen                       2 yrs +            4               4               4               4                          4
 1772 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30062       770-971-1880




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 MuST Ministries launches Fundraiser for New Health Clinic
     MUST Ministries has begun a capital campaign to raise                          “The new clinic will provide better space to treat
money to open a new, state-of-the-art health clinic at its new                 patients,” he said. It will enable more medical staff to volun-
location at 1407 Cobb Parkway in Marietta. However, the                        teer and give back to the community. It will allow for patient
faith based organization risks losing a $500,000 grant if it                   education and for social work to integrate into patient care.”
doesn’t raise matching funds by March 31.                                           Seth Tuttle, MUST director of major gifts, said going
     MUST was awarded the grant in July from the Kresge                        public is the next step in MUST‘s fundraising efforts. “The
Foundation, a Michigan-based foundation dedicated to                           leadership for our board and the capital campaign steering
strengthening non-profits. However, MUST is required to                        committee will continue to help us in meeting individual phi-
raise the first $6.3 million of its goal of $6.8 Million. If that              lanthropists, businesses, corporations, and organizations who
is accomplished, the foundation will provide the remaining                     believe in what we do. But now is the time to engage and to
$500,000. To date, MUST has received just a little more                        ask the public at large,” Says Tuttle. “The community is as
than $5.4 million in gifts and pledges. To raise the remain-                   much invested in MUST as we are in them.”
ing $868,000 by the deadline MUST has started a “Help Us                            “Going online to www.mustministries.org and clicking
Cash The Check” campaign.                                                      Building Campaign” is the easiest way to make a gift, says
     Through the health clinic, MUST provides free health care                 Tuttle. “But it is more than just sending a gift,“ he says.
for those who can least afford it. About 3,000 patients visit it               “We’re asking for individuals to invest in the long term equity
annually. For the past 15 years, the clinic has operated out of                of MUST. We can work with individuals who might want to
a small, single wide trailer. “It’s cold and drafty. There is no               invest other assets such as stock, land or different giving
place to wait in inclement weather,” MUST executive direc-                     opportunities – wills and insurance policies are just a few
tor John Moeller saus of the clinic’s current trailer. “There is               examples.”
not enough space to provide patient confidently. There is not                       Those individuals can contact Carol Wisdom, director of
enough space to provide care for more than one patient at a                    development at 678-218-4480 or cwisdom@mustministries.
time”.                                                                         org; or Seth Tuttle, director of major gifts at 770-427-9862 or
     The organization hopes to open the new facility in April.                 stuttle@mustministries.org.
Construction has already begun. When completed, it will have
a classroom, an office for a social worker and six treatment
rooms surrounding a nurse’s stations, increasing MUST‘s
patient treatment capacity.
     Moeller says that the new clinic will be a model of
indigent care once it’s completed, with the Kennesaw State                                        silvafm@silvapiano.com
University School of Nursing providing daily management
and a WellStar Health System physician serving as medical
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Free Mulch. Cobb EMC offers free mulch from the clearance                                        February 4-6
  maintenance of Cobb EMC power lines. It is available                                             Southeastern Flower Show: Discover the Beauty of Green.
  throughout the year and can be delivered when crews are in                                       Presented by the Southeastern Horticultural Society. 10am-
  your area. More info: 678-355-3413.                                                              8pm. Adults: $15 in advance; $18 at door. $15/seniors.
                                                                                                   $14 after 4pm. $8/students 9th grade and above. $6/1st-8th
Every Monday and Friday                                                                            graders. Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta.
  Guided Tour of the Strand. Get a behind-the-scenes peek at                                       More info/tickets: 404-351-1074 or www.flowershow.org.
  the Earl Smith Strand Theatre. Learn about the history of the
  theatre dating back to the 1930s, recent renovation efforts and                                February 4-7, 12-14
  fun facts about the theatre business. 10am. $5. Earl Smith                                       Cinderella performed by the Atlanta Ballet with the Atlanta
  Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info:                                      Ballet Orchestra. February 4: 7:30pm. February 5, 6, 12,
  770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org.                                                         13: 8pm. February 6, 7, 14: 2pm. $22-$122. Cobb
                                                                                                   Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway,
Every Saturday                                                                                     Atlanta. More info/tickets: 404-892-3303 or www.
  Free Arts and Crafts classes at Lakeshore Learning Materials.                                    atlantaballet.com.
  Make a Valentine magnetic note holder, future president’s
  tie, puzzle me frame, a bookmarker or a crazy kaleidoscope!                                    February 5
  11am-3pm. Ages 3 and up. Lakeshore Learning Store, 4287                                          Martinis & Music featuring Alia Christian, singer, song writer,
  Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-3100 or www.                                          musician and Marietta native. A talented musician who
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                                                                                                   and pop will have you singing and clapping along. 5:30-
Through February 21                                                                                8:30pm. $8 at the door includes access to all exhibitions, live
  Caught In The Net. A farce master is at his reckless best in                                     entertainment, and hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar. Marietta/Cobb
  this out-of-control outing. For audiences 14 and up. Tuesday-                                    Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street SE, Marietta. More info:
  Saturday: 8pm. Wednesday, February 17: 2:30pm. Sunday:                                           770-528-1444 or www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org.
  2:30pm & 7pm. No 7pm performance on Sunday, February
  21. $11-$33. Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue,                                        February 6
  Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-422-8369.                                                       9th Annual Chattahoochee Challenge 10K and 1-Mile Fun Run
                                                                                                   presented by the Big Peach Running Company with proceeds
Through March 30                                                                                   benefitting the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s ongoing
  Family Dance-Off. Primrose Schools is accepting 30-second                                        environmental education programs and wildlife rehabilitation
  home videos of your family’s best dance moves. Upload your                                       efforts. Race begins and ends at the Chattahoochee Nature
  video at www.FamilyDanceoff.com and win $5,000 and a                                             Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 1-Mile Fun Run:
  donation in your name to your local Children’s Miracle Network                                   7:30am. 10K Peachtree qualifier race: 8am. $15/Fun Run.
  hospital. Two runners-up will each receive a Wii Fit Bundle.                                     10K: $23 in advance/$27 on race day. Registration limited
  Each weekly finalist will be awarded a Flip Video camera.                                        to 1,500. Race fee includes race number with chip, T-shirt,
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      www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org.                                               of the Marietta Museum of History. Earl Smith Strand Theatre,
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      members of the choruses. Proceeds will help provide the
      Choral Department with scholarships, sheet music, rehearsal
      pianists, concert travel and other needed items. 3-6pm. $10
      in advance. $15 at door. Walton High School, 1590 Bill
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    February 8
      Discussion of When the Finch Rises by author Jack Riggs,
      Writer in Residence at Georgia Perimeter College and Georgia’s
      2009 Author of the Year for his acclaimed The Fireman’s Wife.
      6:30pm. Open to the public but space is limited. RSVP
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February 11, 18 & 25                                                      February 13
  Art Classes led by Donna Thomas of The Art School in Sandy                Electronics Recycling Day and “On-Site” Document
  Springs. A three hour oil painting class from 10:30am-                    Shredding sponsored by Pope High School Band. Minimum
  1:30pm for adults. Supply list will be provided. $40/class.               donation: $10. Additional $5 per TV and $5 per file storage
  The Gallery at Paper Mill Village 255 Village Parkway, Suite              box for shredding. 9am-4pm. Pope High School, 3001
  320, Marietta. More info/to register: Donna Thomas, 678-                  Hembree Road, Marietta. More info: 770-565-1194 or
  755-1079, dthomas555@aol.com or                                           nilesrob@gmail.com.
  www.theartschoolinsandysprings.com.
                                                                            Super Saturdays at the MAC – Green Eggs and . . . Amadeus?
February 12                                                                 Introduce your child to the exciting world of music with
  lunch and learn: Making the Right Cut presented by the                    incredible artists featured in highly interactive, visually
  Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County. Bring your                     stimulating and refreshingly innovative live performance
  lunch and learn how proper pruning promotes plant health                  presented by the Cobb Symphony Orchestra in partnership
  and growth. Pam Bohlander, a master gardener, will also talk              with Ms. La La’s Music and Arts Center. 10am. $12/adult.
  about selecting and using the right tools and techniques. Free.           $4/ages 12 & under. Murray Arts Center, 2250 Stilesboro
  12-1pm. Cobb County Central Library, 266 Roswell Street,                  Road, Kennesaw. More info/tickets: 770-429-7016 or
                                                                             www.cobbsymphony.org.
  Marietta. More info: 770-528-4070.
                                                                            laughing Matters – Acting Out will tickle the funny bone
  Casual Friday. The Cobb Symphony Orchestra offers the
                                                                            as you share your ideas and take part in the unscripted,
  opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the Cobb
                                                                            unexpected and hilarious results. All ages. 11am. General
  Symphony Orchestra and meet the musicians, conductor
                                                                            admission: $8/adults; $6/seniors; $5/children; free/ages 2
  and soloists in an informal, rehearsal setting. 6:30pm. $5/               and under. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road,
  student. $1/adult. Murray Arts Center, 2250 Stilesboro                    Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or
  Road, Kennesaw. More info/tickets: 770-429-7016 or                        www.chattnaturecenter.com.
  www.cobbsymphony.org.
                                                                            “longing for Freedom”. An exploration of slavery begins at
February 12-14, 19-21, 25-27                                                the Bulloch Hall slave quarters with stories from children’s
  Baby, the Musical presented by CenterStage North. Join                    literature depicting life as a slave in the 1800’s, continuing
  three couples as they experience the emotional stresses                   into the big house. 2-4pm. $6. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch
  and triumphs, the desperate lows and the comic highs that                 Avenue, Roswell. More info: 770-992-1731 or
  accompany the anticipation and arrival of a baby. February                www.bullochhall.org.
  12, 19, 20, 25, 26: 8pm. February 13: 6:30pm dinner
  show: $25. February14 & 21: 2pm. February 27: 2pm                         The 5th Dimension, best known during the late 1960s and
  & 8pm. $15, except February 12 & 14 - $12 and February                    70s for their hits, “Up, Up and Away”, “Aquarius” and many
  13 dinner show. The Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy                   more great hits. 8-10pm. $40. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre,
  Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-516-3330 or                         548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 770-528-
  www.centerstagenorth.org or www.theartplace.us.                           8490.

                                                                            inaugural Marietta Mardi Gras Run sponsored by the Junior
                                                                            League of Cobb Marietta. Event features 5K, 1K and Tot Trot.
                                                                            $15-$25. Registration: 7:30am. Historic Marietta Square.
                                                                            More info: Gary Jenkins, 678-795-0115; Amber Harris,
                                                                            678-770-0680; or www.georgiarunner.com.
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                                                                                 COMMuNiTY CAlENDAR
February 13 & 14
  unmistakably Cobb! Virtuoso percussionist John Lawless as
  soloist in Schwanter’s Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra
  with the lyrical string and wind solos featured in Sibelius’
  First Symphony. Saturday: 8pm. Sunday: 3pm. $15-$50.
  Murray Arts Center, 2250 Stilesboro Road NW, Kennesaw.
  More info: 770-429-7016 or www.cobbsymphony.org.

February 15
  Winter Open House at Wright. Join the Natural Resource
  Management Unit of the Cobb County Parks, Recreation and
  Cultural Affairs Department for a winter walk in the woods.
  Free. 10am-2pm. Park behind Chestnut Ridge Church on
  Post Oak Tritt Road and Johnson Ferry. Jean & Elwood Wright
  Environmental Education Center, 2661 Johnson Ferry Road,
  Marietta. More info: 770-528-8824.

February 19-21, 25-28, March 4-7
  The All Night Strut! A slick slice of yesteryear with sublime
  music and unbeatable energy that’s perfect for the new
  generation of Swing fans as well as die-hard devotees.
  February 19-21, 25-27, March 4-5: 8pm. February 28,
  March 7: 2pm. March 6: 2pm & 8pm. $32-$38. The                                                  ®

  Strand Theatre, 117 N. Park Square, Marietta. More info:
  404-377-9948 or www.atlantalyrictheatre.com.

February 20
  2nd Annual Shake, Rattle & Run and Pancake Breakfast.
  Sign-in: 7:45am. Run: 8:30am. I-mile run for ages 10 &                                 To purchase a         ®

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  under only. Registration: $25/5K; $15/Fun Run (includes
  T-shirt & pancake breakfast afterward). For non-runners/
  joggers: Breakfast from 8-10:30am. Pancakes, coffee
  and juice for $5. Pope High School, 3001 Hembree Road,
  Marietta. More info/to register: 770-578-7900 or www.
  popelacrosse.com or sommerfrldt4@bellsouth.net.

  Noteworthy 5K Run/Walk. Inaugural benefit run for the Cobb
  Symphony Orchestra. Run allegro or walk andante, you won’t
  fall flat! 8:30am. $30. $25/phantom runner. Marietta High
  School, 1171 Whitlock Avenue SW, Marietta. More info/to
  register: www.cobbsymphony.org.                                               FEB 5
                                                                          FRI | 8:00PM
  Medication Disposal Day. Keep Cobb Beautiful and Kaiser                 CHICAGO
  Permanente of Georgia are offering the first Medication
  Disposal Program for the public to safely dispose of outdated
  or unused over the counter and prescription medications                           FEB 26
  which will be collected by volunteers and law enforcement                  FRI | 8:00PM
  personnel and properly disposed of in compliance with                      DALLAS
  federal law. 9am-12pm. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332
  Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1135
  or http://kcb.cobbcountyga.gov.




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  8th Annual Tea & Hat Shows hosted by the Smith Plantation.        February 22
  Enjoy an informal tea and fashion show as the guest speaker         Spring Tennis Classes begin at all Cobb Tennis Centers.
  shares her personal relationship and history with hats.             $42/session (1 hour/week for 6 weeks). $67/out-of-county
  Attendees are encouraged to wear their hats and share their         residents. $21 for tots (1/2 hour/week for 6 weeks). $42
  personal stories. 12pm and 2:30pm. $15. Limited space.              for out-of-county residents. More info/to register: Terrell Mill
  Advance reservations required. Smith Plantation, 935                Tennis Center, 770-644-2771 or Harrison Park Tennis Center,
                                                                      770-591-3151.
  Alpharetta Street, Roswell. More info/to register: 770-641-
  3978.
                                                                      The Trial of leo Frank: A Benefit lecture for Theatre in
                                                                      the Square, hosted by Van Pearlberg, Deputy Chief Assistant
February 20, 27, March 6, 13
                                                                      District Attorney & Marietta City Councilman. The lecture,
  Hansel and Gretel presented by Blackwell Playhouse. 11am
                                                                      captivating to both lay and legal audiences, chronicles the
  and 3pm. $8. Red Carpet Night February 19 at 6pm to
                                                                      events surrounding the arrest and eventual lynching of Leo
  welcome the cast as they arrive by limo and join in the food,
                                                                      M. Frank for the murder of 13-year old Mary Phagan at the
  fun and festivities. $12 includes food and show. Blackwell
                                                                      National Pencil Factory in Atlanta in 1913. 7-8:30pm. $40.
  Playhouse, 3378 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 678-
                                                                      Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More
  213-3311 or www.blackwellplayhouse.com.
                                                                      info: 770-422-8369 or www.theatreinthesquare.com.
February 21
                                                                    February 24
  Complimentary lunch and Silent Auction Fundraiser to
                                                                      Encore Presentation/The Metropolitan Opera HD live: Verdi’s
  benefit the missions of St. Andrew United Methodist Church.
                                                                      Simon Boccanegra featuring Placido Domingo. 6:30pm.
  Lunch at 12 noon followed by the silent auction. St. Andrew
                                                                      General admission: $18. Merchant’s Walk Stadium Cinemas
  United Methodist Church, 3455 Canton Road, Marietta. More
                                                                      12, 1301 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 678-
  info: 770-926-3488 or www.standrewunitedmethodist.org.
                                                                      560-3280.
  Bar/Bat Mitzvah Expo presented by the Marcus Jewish               February 25
  Community Center of Atlanta, featuring an expansive array           ignite Your Sales Engine, a half day seminar presented by
  of vendors and event experts to help parents plan the event.        the Cobb Chamber of Commerce on sales and prospecting
  Door prizes and entertainment. Free. 1-4pm. Atlanta Marriott        that will teach you steps for qualifying or disqualifying a sales
  Alpharetta, 5750 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta. More info:           opportunity. Speaker: Al Simon of Sandler Training. 8am-
  678-812-4131.                                                       12pm. General admission: $30. Members: $20 online by
                                                                      noon February 24; $25 at door. Cobb Chamber of Commerce,
                                                                      240 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-
                                                                      2000 or www.cobbchamber.org.

                                                                      Second Annual Greyhound Gala and Auction presented by the
                                                                      Pope High School Foundation. Enjoy food, drinks, live music
                                                                      and a live and silent auction. Proceeds will go to support
                                                                      the school’s various athletic, fine art, academic and service
                                                                      organizations. 6pm-midnight. $75. Cobb Energy Performing
                                                                      Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info:
                                                                      www.popehighschoolfoundation.com or 770-992-9619 or
                                                                      770-642-8798.

                                                                    February 26-27
                                                                      Born Again Blessings Spring Consignment Sale. Children’s
                                                                      and maternity clothing, shoes, toys, nursery items, baby
                                                                      equipment and more. Friday: 9am-7pm. Saturday: 9am-
                                                                      Noon. First-time moms can shop at a special preview sale
                                                                      Thursday at 7pm. Preview Shopping for workers: Thursday,
                                                                      5:30pm. Preview Shopping for vendors: Thursday, 8:30pm.
                                                                      Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta.
                                                                      More info: www.bornagainblessings.com.

                                                                    February 27
                                                                      Gullah Culture & Cooking with Sallie Ann Robinson, author
                                                                      and cultural historian, as she gives us a glimpse into a
                                                                      vanishing way of life. 11am-3pm. Free and open to the
                                                                      public. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More
                                                                      info: 770-640-3855 or www.roswellgov.com.


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                                                                                                               COMMuNiTY CAlENDAR
February 27 & 28                                                                                  March 5-7
  Dance Stop Company’s Mid Winter Concert. Saturday: 2pm                                            Cobb County library Book Sale. Friday & Saturday: 9am-
  and 7:30 pm. Sunday: 3pm. $10. Jennie T. Anderson                                                 5pm. Sunday: 1-5pm. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway
  Theater, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info:                                         Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2342.
  770-578-0048.
                                                                                                    23rd Annual Jazz on Tap 2010 – the Metro Atlanta Jazz & Tap
February 27, March 2, 5, 7                                                                          Dance Festival hosted by DanceFest. Performances: Friday
  Aida. Verdi’s triumphant opera features a star-studded cast.                                      at 7:30pm. Saturday at 2pm & 7:30pm. Sunday at 2pm.
  Sung in Italian with English supertitles projected above the                                      $15/adults. $10/students & children. Master Classes held
  stage. February 27: 8pm. March 2: 7:30pm. March                                                   Saturday & Sunday. $17/class. Southern Polytechnic State
  5: 8pm. March 7: 3pm. $33.50-$139.50. Cobb Energy                                                 University, Joe Mack Wilson Student Center Theatre, 1100
  Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta.
                                                                                                    South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 770-516-7229
  More info: 404-881-8885 or www.atlantaopera.org.
                                                                                                    or www.dancefestinc.com.
February 28
                                                                                                  March 6
  Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Concert.
                                                                                                    Julianne Hough, twice champion of ‘Dancing with the Stars’
  Performances at 3pm, 5:30pm and 7:30pm. $5. Kennesaw
  State University, Dr. Bobbie Bailey Performance Center, 1000                                      and now country singer with top of the chart recordings.
  Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw. More info: 770-429-7016 or                                            8pm. $40. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta
  www.cobbsymphony.org.                                                                             Parkway, Marietta. More info: 770-528-8490 or prca.
                                                                                                    cobbcountyga.gov.
March 4
  The Atlanta Opera presents The Ugly Duckling. Tickets $6                                        March 10
  in advance or $8 at the door. 10am. Doors open at 9:15am.                                         Pope Junior Cheer tryout packets for the Pope Junior Cheer
  Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road,                                             2010-2011 season available at 7pm. Pope High School
  Marietta. Sponsored by the Johnson Ferry Homeschool Support                                       Media Center, 3001 Hembree Road NE, Marietta. More info:
  Group. More info: suzanneperrin@bellsouth.net.                                                    770-578-7900 or www.popejrcheer.com.


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                                         Chamber Taking
                                       Nominations for Small
                                       Businesses of the Year
                               The Cobb Chamber of Commerce is accepting nomina-
                           tions until Friday, February 12, for the Cobb Chamber and
                           AJC Media Solutions’ Top 25 Small Businesses of the Year.
                           The 2010 Small Business of the Year will be selected from
                           among the Top 25.
                               Business owners can nominate themselves or other
                           businesses. Nominees must:
                              • Be a Cobb Chamber member
                              • Demonstrate an increase in sales and/or unit volume
                              • Have been in business at least three years
                              • Show evidence of contributions to community-
                                oriented projects
                              • Comply with the U.S. Small Business
                                Administration’s size standards in defining a
                                small business (www.sba.gov/size)
                              • Be for-profit
                               All nominees will receive a detailed application packet
                           by Feb. 19. The Top 25 will be recognized and the Small
                           Business of the Year will be announced during the Cobb
                           Chamber’s June 7 First Monday Breakfast.
                               The 2010 Small Business of the Year winner will
                           participate in the Georgia Small Business of the Year
                           competition. Nomination forms can be found at www.cob-
                           bchamber.org.
                              For more information, contact Katy Cleveland at 770-
                           859-2336 or kcleveland@cobbchamber.org.
                               The Cobb Chamber of Commerce represents Cobb
                           County’s diverse, dynamic business community. The Cobb
                           Chamber is a member-supported business organization
                           working to maintain a healthy economy by bringing busi-
                           ness and industry to the area, helping established firms
                           grow. and building the community through outreach and
                           service.




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                                        Kids Make a Stand for Haiti
                                                                By Stacy Baca

                                                                              It’s a mother’s instinct to protect her children but, the
                                                                         day after the Haitian earthquake, I called my three young
                                                                         sons to my side and, together, we watched the ruination
                                                                         unfold. Soon, my attention turned from the television to the
                                                                         boys’ awed faces. Before the next commercial, the boys had
                                                                         dug from their banks fifteen dollars and thirty-one cents to
                                                                         set up a cookie and lemonade stand to raise funds for Haiti.
                                                                              We invited our fun family friends, the Villones, to make
                                                                         lemonade and signs. The Bradford kids joined us with lunch
                                                                         to share and the Wolfes replenished our cookie supply.
                                                                              Cars jammed our residential street. Some paid twenty
                                                                         dollars for a single cookie. Some children brought their own
                                                                         pennies. Our kids kept chalk tallies of our earnings on the
                                                                         driveway and wrestled in the grass between customers.
                                                                              The lemonade and cookie stand earned a whopping
                                                                         $389.81 for UNICEF’s Haitian rescue efforts. And our kids
s Max Baca, Henry Bradford, Hannah Bradford, leo Baca,                   learned not only about earning power, but, more importantly,
Makenna Villone, Charlie Baca, and Colin Villone at their cookie         earned the power to make change in the world. They made
and lemonade stand.                                                      a stand.




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Copeland’s of New Orleans                      Goldberg’s Bagel and Deli                      Lee’s Golden Buddha #7                           Christos’
> 3131 Cobb Parkway Suite 200                  1062 Johnson Ferry Road                        2524 Cobb Parkway                                2900 Delk Road
Atlanta 30339                                  Marietta 30068                                 Smyrna 30080                                     Marietta, 30067
770-612-3311                                   Mon-Sun: 6am-5pm                               770-980-1800                                     770-952-1965
> 1142 Barrett Parkway                         New York style deli with great food and        Mon-Sun: 11am-10:30pm
Kennesaw 30144                                 atmosphere! You can place your order online    Chinese, Malaysian, Thai & Korean                          HAMBuRGERS
770-919-9612                                   and we also offer full catering service.       cuisine. Dine-in or carry-out; delivery          Fuddruckers
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Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm                                          BARBEQuE                          best Chinese restaurant from 1999-2004.          Marietta 30067
Sun: 10am-10pm                                 Sam’s BBQ1                                                                                      770-980-9863
(Brunch served 10am-3pm)                       4494 Lower Roswell Road
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                                                                                              East Cobb’s neighborhood bistro specializing
Marietta 30067                                 Voted Atlanta’s number 1 breakfast stop,       in really fresh, homemade fare. Soups,
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   ingredients                                                      Lunch: 11:30am-2:30pm.
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     • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil                                                                                                       2022 Powers Ferry Road
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   for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, beans, and water and
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   hour or until desired thickness. Season with salt and
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                               Dental Professionals Participate in
                                 ‘Trap-Neuter-Return’ Program
                                                    by Marianne McGoldrick

                                                                  from Dr. Miller’s patients and staff, the dental office has
                                                                  sponsored the TNR of at least ten feral cats, including
                                                                  the five cats that have colonized behind their office. “We
                                                                  started out with the goal to maximize the quality of life
                                                                  for this colony of feral cats and to eliminate the existing
                                                                  colony over time through attrition, but we name our cats,
                                                                  know their individual personalities and have come to love
                                                                  them dearly,” says Miller. Although the cats, like most feral
                                                                  cats, will not allow anyone to pet them, they do greet the
                                                                  staff every morning and walk them to the door. “We like to
                                                                  think of our feral cats as our little tigers,” adds Miller.
                                                                       The Humane Society of the United States recognizes
                                                                  that there are millions of feral cats living all over the
                                                                  nation. The only real solution is to make sure feral cats get
                                                                  spayed or neutered. “I would like to challenge other busi-
                                                                  nesses to do what we’ve done,” says Miller. “We can make
s Patti Miller feeds a feral cat.                                 a difference.”
     Mother Teresa once said “We can do no great things,              If you want more information on feral cats or how to
only small things with great love.” This is exactly what          participate in the TNR program, you may call Patti Miller
Dr. Larry Miller and his staff members did when they dis-         at 770-597-4840 or email pattiwashere@aol.com.
covered a colony of feral cats living in the woods of Shaw
Park behind their dental office in East Marietta. The dental
office became the cats’ caretakers, but they knew that
food would not be enough.
     Feral cats are the offspring of lost or abandoned pet
cats or other feral cats who are not spayed or neutered.
“I think that a lot of cats have been dumped,” says Patti
Miller, business manager of the dental office. “Most feral
cats are abandoned and dumped, and they become wild
because they have no human interaction.” Feral cats
remain a huge problem in communities across the nation.
Female feral cats can produce litters two to three times a
year, and can get pregnant as early as four to five months
of age. Feral cats will give birth to kittens who will, in
turn, become feral without early human contact and grow
up to produce another litter. It is an endless cycle.
     Dr. Miller’s staff decided to put a stop to the cycle by
beginning a trap-neuter-return (TNR) program. “One day
I was sitting in the office and just said ‘we need to catch
them,’” says Miller. “We decided to be part of the solu-
tion.” TNR is a strategy for improving the lives of feral cats
and, most importantly, reducing their numbers. At the very
least a feral cat who is TNRed is spayed or neutered so
they can no longer reproduce, vaccinated against rabies
and surgically ear-tipped on one ear (a nationally recog-
nized sign of TNR).
    With the help of The Cat Clinic of Cobb on Sandy
Plains Road, along with donations of time and money


www.eastcobber.com                                       EAST COBBER                                           February 2010 35
                                    East Cobber leads local
                               “Get Out Of Our House” Campaign
                                Do you ever get so tired of          Representatives) and to vote according to the positions they
                           the nonsense in Washington that           took in the selection process.
                           you think, “Hey let’s just replace             “Hundreds of these sessions have been held all over the
                           all of the politicians!” Well, that’s     country and what we have found is that there is 80% agree-
                           what 28 people met to discuss             ment on issues among the electorate, regardless of district.
                           on a rainy Saturday afternoon last        Party and special interests create divisions and problems as
                           month in East Cobb. The meeting           we’ve seen with healthcare. Imagine that instead of career
                           was an introduction to GOOOH              politicians, we had 435 educated citizens, owing no alle-
                           (which stands for ‘Get Out of Our         giance to party or industry, with no other agenda but to actu-
                           House’) and is pronounced like            ally represent their peers back home. We could at least be
                           the word ‘go’. It is a non-partisan       sure that our voices are being heard, unlike what we have
s Ms. Diann Averett        plan and a grass-roots movement           seen over the past year in the healthcare debate.”
                           to evict the 435 career politicians
                                                                          Imagine, actually being represented in the House of . .
in the U.S. House of Representatives and replace them with
                                                                     well, Representatives . . . what a concept! GOOOH is NOT
everyday Americans just like you.
                                                                     just another political party. It is a system that allows people
     If you are tired of career politicians, GOOOH is for you. If    to choose, among themselves, the person who can best rep-
you believe money has corrupted Washington, GOOOH is for             resent their district. GOOOH is an evolving system and local
you. If you believe politicians have too much power, GOOOH           citizens’ input is requested. Mrs. Averett encourages readers
is for you. If you are weary of the death grip the two parties       to participate in the forums, take the survey, and send in
have on our government, and are ready to return control of           their thoughts.
our government to the people, then GOOOH is for you.
                                                                          GOOOH is a new system that will allow “we the peo-
     “The founding fathers never intended for the members            ple” to select true representatives, not choose between a
of the House [of Representatives] to be career politicians,”         Democrat and a Republican. If we continue to elect career
explains local GOOOH organizer and East Cobb resident,               politicians who represent their party, the special interests that
Diann Averett. The meeting was a trial run of the system             fund them, and themselves, nothing will change. “GOOOH is
developed by GOOOH to produce candidates for the House               a non-partisan process that will allow Americans to effect the
from participating citizens. The process starts in small             change we all know we need,” shares Mrs. Averett.
groups, where each potential candidate answers a series
                                                                          Another GOOOH meeting is planned Thursday, February
of questions related to current events and the constitution.
                                                                     25, 7-9pm at the East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower
Each participant gets a chance to respond to the questions,
                                                                     Roswell Road. For additional information, go to GOOOH.com,
the group is polled, and the participant that is ranked highest
                                                                     or contact Diann Averett at Goooh.georgia3@gmail.com.
moves on to the next level, much like the college basketball
playoff bracket system. The idea is to have lots of involve-
ment from citizens on who is going to actually run. “It’s
non-partisan, and the final candidate will reflect the values
of the district,” said Mrs. Averett. Candidates sign an agree-
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                                                                               Marge Krengel, OT, CHT
         “The Book That’s Everywhere!” ™
         1070 Woodlawn Drive, Ste. 100 • Marietta 30068
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 Dave Meeks, Owner and Publisher
         Saturday 8am-12pm for Mammography and MRI (non-contrast).
         WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb offers state
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      The Kaiser Permanente East Cobb medical office offers adult     tary consultations, accept insurance and have flexible payment
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East Cobb Office: 4439 Roswell Road • Marietta 30062
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Dr. Light specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of all
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                              Dave Meeks, Owner and Publisher
                           Phone: 770.552.4628 • Fax: 770.579.91
                                      HEAlTH & WEllNESS
    WellStar Kennestone
 imaging Center in East Cobb         Lcbmec@gmail.com
                                    REHABiliTATiON/SKillED NuRSiNG
                                                 Approved
     Offering the highest quality imaging with addition of               as is.
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                                                                        4350 Johnson Ferry Place • Marietta 30068
     16-Slice CT, MRI and expanded Women’s Services                     770-971-5870• www.hcr-manorcare.com
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                                                                        Our center provides quality medical, skilled nursing and rehabili-
                                      WellStar Kennestone Imaging
                                  Center in East Cobb believes in       tative care. This care is complemented by social work, activities,
                                  life well-lived and offers East       nutrition services, and housekeeping and laundry services. We
                                  Cobbers a quality choice for          also offer post-acute services for those transitioning from hospital
                                  medical imaging services within       to home. For patients choosing to make our center their home,
                                  the community.                        we offer therapeutic recreation and social activities to provide
                                                                        mental and physical stimulation in a warm and home-like envi-
                                      Conveniently located at 1070
                                                                        ronment.
                                 Woodlawn Drive, WellStar
                                 Kennestone Imaging Center in
                                 East Cobb invites the community
s Steven Brantley, M.D.         to visit their state of the art facil-
                                ity for most medical diagnostic
                                                                                  MEDICAL AND HOME HEALTH PRODUCTS
   Quantum Radiology
                                imaging needs. The facility is                                        • Medicare Approved Scooters             SENIOR
accredited by the American College of Radiology assuring that                                           and Power Chairs                     WEDNESDAYS
                                                                                                                                            5%
highly trained technologists and physicians meet stringent quality                                    • Seat Uplifts or Recliner Lift Chairs
standards. The friendly WellStar staff highly emphasizes profes-                                      • Bed Rails, Suction Grips
sionalism, compassionate care and patient satisfaction and is                                         • Compression Hose                      OFF!
dedicated to uncompromising standards of excellence.                                                  • FREE Diabetic/Therapeutic Shoes
    WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb is proud to                                       • Wheelchairs • Walkers • Rollators • Canes
 offer state of the art Digital Mammography to provide the most                                       • Bath and Bedroom Safety Products
 advanced electronic breast images, which are interpreted by                              • Sales • Service • Repair • Rentals
 Radiologists who are sub-specialized in mammography using the
 aid of precision, high-resolution monitors. Dr. Steven Brantley                             HOME HEALTH OPTIONS, INC.
 explains, “Digital technology assists in improving diagnosis and                            279 Roswell St NE • Marietta • 770.425.7718
 makes the interpretation of results and historical comparisons                      Just East of the Marietta Square • Open Mon-Fri 10-5 Sat 10-2
 quicker and more accurate.” Breast MRIs will now also be
 offered at the East Cobb Imaging Center in adjunct to routine
 digital mammography screening for high-risk patients.
   Diagnostic imaging services provided at WellStar Kennestone
 Imaging Center in East Cobb include:
   • CT Scan                                                                                               East Cobb Shoulder, Elbow
     Heart Screening (Calcium Score)
   • MRI
                                                                                                                & Hand Therapy
   • Diagnostic Radiology Services
   • High definition ultrasound imaging
   • Diagnostic and Screening Digital Mammography
   • Breast MRI                                                                    Margaret Krengel OT, CHT
   • DEXA Bone Densitometry
    WellStar is committed to providing the best technology to the
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 has expanded our women’s imaging services to include Breast
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 Thursday until 6:30p.m. and Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm for
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 1070 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 100, Marietta, GA 30068
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                                                                                                                                                                                    Creating Your Company Vision
                                                         Coming in March:                                                                                                                            Last month we addressed nine steps to ele-
                                                         EAST COBBER’s                                                                                                                               vate your business/profession for 2010, the
                                                         1st Annual Home & Garden Guide                                                                                                              first being ‘Create or upgrade your company
                                                                                                                                                                                                     vision.’ If you are building a new company
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                                                                                                                                                                                                     or managing change efforts through these
                                                         770-640-7070                                                                                                                                changing times, you will be much more
                                                                                                                                                                                                     effective when communicating a clear vision
                                                                                                                                                                                    s Pete Allen that sets the direction of your company.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     This will give you the basis to develop what
                                                                                                                                                                                    is needed to get there. A clear vision will not only keep you
                                                                                                                                                                                    focused and motivated but will enable others to fully engage
                                                                                                                                                                                    and support you.
                                                                                                                                                                                     1. Write a vision statement. How you see the business
                                                                                                                                                                                        providing for the customer. How you see the business
                                                                                                                                                                                        progressing by dates.
                                                                                                                                                                                     2. Think big. Give yourself some time to think about the
                                                                                                                                                                                        opportunity in front of you. What is the biggest thing
                                                                                                                                                                                        that you want to achieve? Think outside the box. Don’t
                                                                                                                                                                                        limit your thinking.
                                                                                                                                                                                     3. Think long term. Make sure you are taking a long term
                                                  rage door repair • gutter cleaning • landscapin                                                                                       view, and not being sidetracked with short term needs
                                                                                                                                                                                        or personal ambition.
                                                                                                                                                                                     4. Dream your vision. Imagine yourself in the future – one
                                                                                                                                                                                        year from now. Write down what will be different in
                                                                                                                                                                                        that year in clear simple terms. See your company as
                                                                Meet Your Future Clients,                                                                                               being successful. Describe what you have achieved and
                                                                     Customers and                                                                                                      the key people who have contributed to your success.
                                                                  Business Associates                                                                                                   Describe the benefits that this brings to the company,
                                                                                                                                                                                        your customers, partners and associates.
                                      Transforming East Cobb by                                                                                                                      5. Have passion. Does this vision get you excited and
                                      developing business leaders
                                      through Networking and                                                                                                                            motivated to act? If not, what would it take for you to
                                      Education with an emphasis                                                                                                                        have real passion for your vision? Revise your vision.
                                      on Community.                                                                                                                                     Address any obstacles that are in your way.
                                      The ECBA meets monthly                                                                                                                         6. Access your available resources. List what additional
                                      at The Hollycrest Hall,                                                                                                                           resources you may need to implement your vision.
                                      2235 Sewell Mill Road, at
                                                                                                                                                                                     7. Collaborate with others in your planning. You are now
                                      11:30am for lunch, networking
                                                                                                                                                                                        ready to involve others. Be open to their ideas and
                                      and a great speaker.
                                                                                                                                                                                        input, and share your vision with them. Begin to build
                                      Invite a guest to join you.                                                                                                                       a joint plan for how to implement the vision.
                                      For more information visit                                                                                                                     8. Balance conviction vs. openness. As you communicate
                                      www.EastCobbBA.com                                                                                                                                your vision, you need to believe your vision is right
                                                                                                                                                                                        while still being open to new ideas and suggestions
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                              Red Cross Calls for Blood Donors
     The American Red Cross urges individuals to donate blood as soon as possible. The current blood supply has dropped critically
low throughout the Southeast. Donors of all blood types are welcome, but there is an urgent need for type O negative, B negative
and A negative blood donors. Blood shortages often occur because individual donations decrease, along with the number of organi-
zations that are able to sponsor blood drives.
      Eligible blood donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Donors with
type O (positive and negative), B negative and A negative blood should consider an automated red cell donation, a process in which
only red cells are donated. For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (448-3543) or
visit www.givelife.org.
    The following are some of the blood drives being held around East Cobb during the month of February:

    February 15                                          February 23                                     February 25
    9:30am-7:30pm                                        2:30-7:30pm                                     8am-1pm
    WellStar Kennestone Hospital                         St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church                Cobb County Department
    677 Church Street                                    571 Holt Road                                    of Human Resources
    Marietta 30060                                       Marietta 30068                                  100 Cherokee Street
                                                                                                         Marietta 30060
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    Episcopal Church of St. Peter & St. Paul
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                         SENiORS
                                                                                               Aloha to
       Top 10 Cities Cited for                                                         Senior Solutions…for the
           Senior Growth                                                                   Journey of Aging
     Urban Institute researchers are calling the influx of retir-
ing baby boomers a “tsunami of senior growth in the next
decade,” and pinpoints U.S. cities where most of these
individuals will retire – which identifies those markets where
senior housing and care also will see the most growth.
    Researchers base their prognostications on where most
baby boomers have retired so far this decade, reports U.S.
News & World Report. “For example, the Urban Institute
predicts that Georgia’s senior population will increase by 40
percent between 2010 and 2020 due to the aging in place of
baby boomers alone, and only an additional 4 percent will be
due to the in-migration of people 65 and over.”
                                                                                  s Dawn Reed, CSA, Certified Senior Advisor.
   Here are the top 10 metro areas that will experience the
most growth due to retiring baby boomers:                                              Growing up with a grandmother with Alzheimer’s
                                                                                  and a father who battled lung cancer, Dawn Reed, CEO
                                                                                  and founder of Aloha to Senior Solutions, knows firsthand
    1. Raleigh-Cary, NC (31.6%)                                                   how a senior with a physical or cognitive impairment can
                                                                                  impact an entire family. After directing an award winning
    2. Austin-Round Rock, TX (30.1%)                                              and nationally recognized adult day respite, she increas-
                                                                                  ingly recognized families in need of a sounding board and
    3. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA (29.8%)                                 assistance with the maze of aging care options. After
                                                                                  becoming a Certified Senior Advisor, she decided to take
    4. Boise City-Nampa, ID (28.7%)                                               her passion for people and knowledge in aging services
                                                                                  and establish Aloha to Senior Solutions to support families
    5. Las Vegas-Paradise, NV (27.8%)                                             by “care coaching” them through the journey of aging.
    6. Orlando-Kissimmee, FL (27.2%)                                                   Dawn expertly guides families to make educated care
                                                                                  decisions for their loved ones while respecting their loved
    7. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX (23.7%)                                     one’s needs. “Allowing caregivers to realize this can be
                                                                                  done without negative emotions such as guilt and frustra-
    8. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (22.7%)                                    tion is a real relief,” she advises. “The greatest challenge
                                                                                  is creating the importance of being proactive, rather than
    9. Colorado Springs, CO (22.6%)                                               reactive when it comes to researching the elder care needs
                                                                                  of their family members.”
    10. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX (21.5%)                                           One of the main things Dawn tries to stress is the
                                                                                  importance for both the family caregiver and the care
                                                                                  receiver to “Live A.L.O.H.A.”… A Life Of Healthy Aging.”
    (Reprinted from Assisted Living Update.)                                      Part of that is allowing the individual with a physical or
                                                                                  cognitive impairment to have the opportunity for socializa-
                                                                                  tion outside of only family members. Realizing the great

  Disney Destination Specialists                                                  need for structured therapeutic day respite, Dawn also
                                                                                  founded “Aloha to Aging, Inc.”, a 501c3 nonprofit. One of
   Book with AAA Travel and get the best value on your next Disney vacation.      her roles as Executive Director is to oversee the “Aloha Day
     And save more with AAA Member Benefits. Plus, find out how you can           Club” senior respite program and ensure that trained vol-
      receive a Free Disney Gift Card*!                                           unteers are available to assist and nurture club members,
                                                                                  focusing on their abilities and not their inabilities.
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                                                                                  vidual, family and business care partners in Cobb, DeKalb
                For more information and details                                  and Fulton County. For more information on services
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                    SENiORS

        East Cobb Senior Center Activities Scheduled for February
     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.


Tax Aid by AARP                                                      Valentine’s Day Review
Every Tuesday from February 2 through April 13                       Monday, February 15
12am – 4pm                                                           1 – 2pm
                                                                     Cost: $2 Cobb residents; $3 Non-residents
The Recipe Exchange - The Art of Chocolate                           It’s Valentine’s Day! Come show your love and
Wednesday, February 3                                                appreciation to your fellow seniors as the East Cobb
10:30-11:30am                                                        Review entertains you with song and dance for Valentine’s
Cost: $2. Advance registration required.                             Day! Entertainment provided by our very own talented
Pat Brown will be teaching the art of making chocolate.              participants: The East Cobb Choral Ensemble, Line
Learn simple techniques, a few difficult ones and                    Dancers, and Tappers, as well as the Wash Tub Band and
everything from semi-homemade to chocolates from                     Harmonica Boys. The Center will provide cookies and
scratch. Come join the fun and get ready for Valentine’s             punch.
Day.
                                                                     Advanced Cardiac Prevention
Blood Pressure Screening                                             Tuesday, February 23
Thursday, February 4                                                 10 – 11am
Tuesday, February 9                                                  Cost: Free. Registration required.
Wednesday, February 24                                               Stacy Jaskwhich, Clinical Coordinator of the Heart Center
10am – 12pm                                                          for Women at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, will discuss a
                                                                     variety of topics such as heart attack symptoms and how
ice Cream and a Movie - The Water Horse Legend of the                they may differ for men and women. She will also discuss
Deep                                                                 the advancements in analyzing cholesterol levels and what
Monday, February 8                                                   you can do to determine if you may be predisposed to
1– 4pm                                                               heart disease. Come and learn what you can do to take a
Cost: $3 Cobb resident; $4 Non-resident. Registration                proactive approach to cardiac health!
required.
At the outset of World War II a lonely young boy named               Book Signing Event - Then and Now Marietta Revisited by
Angus discovers a large mysterious egg along the shores of           Joe Kirby
Loch Ness. No one is prepared for what lies within but he            Wednesday, February 24
soon discovers that it is the water horse, a kelpie of Celtic        1 – 2pm
folklore. Join us for this charming movie, ice cream and             Cost: Free. Registration required.
popcorn.                                                             Marietta is one of the largest and most historic cities
                                                                     in northwest Georgia. Some of that history has been
Dine-a-Round – Bahama Breeze, Barrett Pkwy                           preserved but much of it, unfortunately, has been lost
Wednesday, February 10                                               to progress. Come see the photographs and history of
11:30am – 1pm                                                        Marietta as Joe Kirby discusses his new book, Then and
Cost: On your own. Registration required.                            Now Marietta, Revisited.

                                                                     Wellness Seminar - Healthy Habits for Diabetics
                   Coming in March:                                  Thursday, February 25
              EAST COBBER’s                                          10am – 12pm
                                                                     Cost: Free. Registration required.
   1st Annual Home & Garden Guide                                    Join us as Jean Elliot, RN and Diabetes Clinician,
                                                                     discusses the healthy habits you can incorporate into your
    For Advertising information, call                                lifestyle to better manage diabetes. During this series of
            770-640-7070                                             classes she will discuss carb counting, healthy eating,
                                                                     insulin, and various other topics specific to diabetes.


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                                                                                            SENiORS

    AARP Tax-Aide local Tax                                              Senior Citizen Council
        Prep locations                                                The Senior Citizen Council of Cobb County was organized
                                                                 in 1973. It is a non-profit organization whose primary mis-
     From February 1 to April 15, the AARP Tax-Aide              sion is to further advocacy for the common good and gen-
Program offers free one-on-one counseling to help taxpay-        eral welfare of Cobb County adults over the age of 55. The
ers prepare basic tax forms, including the 1040, 1040A,          Council currently embraces over 100 senior clubs and 3,500
1040EZ and other standard schedules. Be sure to bring            individual members. Other senior organizations that strive
W-2s, reports of any income from sources other than a            to meet the senior needs of their community consider the
W-2, interest statements, preferably a copy of last year’s tax   Council as a role model.
return, 1099-Rs, lists of deductions (donations to charities,
etc.) and ad valorem taxes. Counselors will be available at           The Senior Council participates in community organiza-
the following East Cobb locations:                               tions such as Co-Age, Atlanta Regional Commission Task
                                                                 Force on Aging, and Cobb Services for the Elderly. By pro-
                                                                 viding a forum for communication, the Council creates the
> Mondays, 9am-12:30pm                                           vehicle to encourage seniors to stay involved in the com-
Gritter’s Library • 880 Shaw Park Road                           munity and to have a voice on aging issues. It also provides
Marietta                                                         encouragement by awarding Community Awards for outstand-
                                                                 ing seniors and community leaders at a Volunteer Recognition
> Tuesdays, 12am-4pm                                             Luncheon held annually.
East Cobb Senior Center • 3332 Sandy Plains Road                      The Bulletin, a monthly newspaper published by the
Marietta                                                         Council, provides space for the Senior Centers to advertise
                                                                 schedules of events, activities, classes, and inform seniors of
> Tuesdays, 1-4:30pm                                             current events and legislation pertinent to their interests and
Windy Hill Senior Center • 1885 Roswell Street                   age.
Smyrna                                                                Additionally, the Senior Council takes on projects to
                                                                 promote senior issues within the community. Recently, the
> Thursdays, 9am-1pm                                             Council sponsored many popular programs such as the
Fullers Park Recreation Center • 3499 Robinson Road              Vial of Life, Medical Information Cards, Resource Directory,
Marietta                                                         SafeAmerica, as well as offer annual scholarships to students
                                                                 enrolled in Gerontology programs through the CAREing Center
                                                                 at Kennesaw State University.
> Fridays, 12-4pm
Marietta Central Library • 266 Roswell Street                        For more information on the Senior Council or member-
Marietta                                                         ship, please call (770) 528-1447.




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               CluB NEWS

     Is Your House Fairly Valued and What Can You Do                  The Rotary Club of East Cobb has the following speakers
About It! Come to the February meeting of the East Cobb          scheduled for their membership meetings: February 3: Tony
Civic Association (ECCA) at 7pm on Wednesday, February           Morris, President, American Maglev Technology, Inc. February
24, to hear Phil Hogsed, Director/Chief Appraiser, and Sean      10: Craig Seligman, President, ProActive Wealth Strategies,
Kelly, Residential Division Manager of the Cobb County Tax       Topic: 2010 Roth Conversions – Convert or Not to Convert?
Assessors Office, speak on the Georgia State Revenue Law         February 17: Key Employee Luncheon, noon at the Indian
and what it means to you. The meeting will be held at the        Hills Country Club, Topic: Honor Your Key Employee(s).
East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road,            February 24: Fred Beloin, Attorney, Topic: The Rotary
Marietta. Any questions, please contact Jill Flamm at            International Foundation. All meetings are at 7am at the
jill@flammga.us.                                                 Indian Hills Country Club unless noted otherwise.

     Cobb libertarians elected delegates to the party’s state         On Tuesday, February 9, the Cobb County American
convention to be held in April 2010 and chose officers for       Association of university Women will present “Autism: An
                                                                 Updated Forum.” Samantha Williams, CEO of Autism
the executive committee. Matt Godown is returning as
                                                                 Speaks, will speak on the goals of that organization and
Chair, Ileana Zayas fills the role of Vice Chair, Chris Neill
                                                                 Melody Stevens from the Centers for Disease Control will
continues as Treasurer. New Membership Director is Mike
                                                                 have the latest statistics on autism. There will be a panel
Wilson and Chelsi Rodgers is taking over as Secretary. The
                                                                 to address the question and answer session following the
Libertarian Party of Cobb County is devoted to the cause of
                                                                 program. The forum starts at 7pm at the Mansour Center,
liberty and to the return to the basic principles on which
                                                                 995 Roswell Street, Marietta. For more information, contact
this country was founded--individual freedom and personal        Shirley Mills at 770-973-4498.
responsibility. Its members believe that government has no
business in your wallet or in your private life.                      On Wednesday, February 17, the East Cobb Area
                                                                 Council of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce will be holding
     The East Cobb Business Association recently wel-            their quarterly meeting. Dr. Barry Mangel, chief cardiology
comed two new members: Hope Felshaw, Publisher, Coffee           officer, WellStar, and Susan Thompson, government affairs
News, and Thomas E. Jordan, Attorney at Law. The East            executive director, WellStar, will speak about “Getting to the
Cobb Business Association meets every third Tuesday of           Heart of the Matter: Cardiac Health and Healthcare Reform.”
the month. Guest speaker Cathy Wright will be review-            The meeting will be held at 7:45 a.m., Indian Hills Country
ing taxes for small businesses at their meeting February         Club, 4001 Clubland Drive in Marietta. General admission
16. Meetings are held at Hollycrest Hall, 2235 Sewell Mill       is $35; members: $15; $25 at the door. Online Registration
Road, Marietta. More info: Susan Hampton, 404-553-               closes Feb. 15 at noon. For more information call 770-980-
2200 or www.eastcobbba.com.                                      2000 or go to www.cobbchamber.org.




52 February 2010                                         EAST COBBER                                         www.eastcobber.com
               CluB CAlENDAR
AARP Chapter 2830. First Thursday           Cobb County Democratic Committee.            Dad 2 Dad. A stay-at-home dads group.      East Cobb Civic Association. Last
of each month. 1:30pm. East Cobb            Monthly Breakfast. 2nd Saturday each         Every Tuesday and Thursday. 10:30am.       Wednesday of the month. 7pm. East
Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road,      month. 9am. Piccadilly Caféteria, 536        Various locations. More info: Richard      Cobb Government Service Center, 4400
Marietta. More info: Mary Johnson,          Cobb Parkway SE, Marietta. More info:        Collins, 770-579-5445.                     Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More
770-926-7881.                               770-420-7133 or www.eastcobbdems.                                                       info: Jill Flamm, 770-552-8206 or
                                            com.                                         Danc’n Singles. A square dance club,
                                                                                                                                    www.eastcobb.net.
American Association of university                                                       1st and 3rd Saturday, 8-10:30am, FOP
Women (AAuW) of Cobb County. Second         Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society.           Lodge, 2350 Austell Road, Marietta.        East Cobb Civitans. Second & fourth
Wednesday of the month. 7pm. East           Second Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm.         More info: 770-943-6979.                   Thursday of the month. 12-1pm, Parc at
Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower          East Cobb Government Service Center,                                                    Piedmont, 999 Hood Road. More Info:
Roswell Road. No meetings in July &         4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta.           Dog Hikers of Georgia. Every Sunday.
                                                                                                                                    Mary Karras, 770-423-2265.
August. More info: Sylvia Goodyear, 770-    More info: Mary Ingram, 770-427-1108,        10am. Various Locations. Non-dog
594-9901.                                   or Leo or Edna Morris, 770-445-9274.         owners welcome. More info: Dr. Dan         East Cobb Community Friends for
                                                                                         Batchelor, 770-992-2362.                   Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Third
American Needlepoint Guild. Second          Cobb County Genealogical Society. 4th                                                   Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm. Meetings
Tuesday of the month, 6:45pm. Cobb          Tuesday, 7pm, Cobb County Central            Dudes ‘n Darlins Square Dance Club.
                                                                                                                                    are in members’ homes and vary each
Public Library, Mountain View Branch,       Library, 266 Roswell Street, Marietta.       Classes every Tuesday, 7:30-9:30pm.
                                                                                                                                    month. We work to benefit CHOA with
3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More                                                   $5. Fullers Park Recreation Center, 3499
                                                                                                                                    fund raisers and service projects. More
info: 770-394-0065.                         Cobb County Republican Women. Fourth         Robinson Road, Marietta. Dances on
                                                                                                                                    info: Suzanne Strickland, 770-992-2882,
                                            Friday of the month. 11:30am. Hilton         second & fourth Friday each month. 8-
                                                                                                                                    or Diane Ellwanger, 770-579-9510.
Anne Hathaway Garden Club. Third            Atlanta/Marietta Conference Center, 500      10:30pm. Mountain View Community
Wednesday of each month (except July        Powder Springs Street. More info: 770-       Center, 3400 Sandy Plains Road,            East Cobb Democratic Alliance. Third
and August). Marietta Educational           785-2522 or www.ccrwc.org.                   Marietta. More info: Margaret, 770-751-    Thursday of the month. 6-8:30pm.
Garden Center, 505 Kennesaw Avenue                                                       7210 or www.dudesndarlins.com.             Spaghetti Warehouse, 2475 Delk Road,
NW, Marietta. More info: Charlene           Cobb Marietta Retired Educators
                                                                                                                                    Marietta. More info: Tom Barksdale,
Robinson, 770-971-7786.                     Association. Last Wednesday of the                          .
                                                                                         East Cobb AARP First Thursday of
                                                                                                                                    770-715-1218.
                                            month. 11:45am. Reservations                 the month. 1:30pm, East Cobb Senior
Atlanta World War ii Roundtable. Third      required. Windy Hill Senior Center, 1885     Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road. More       East Cobb Kiwanis Club. Every
Thursday (Sept-June) of the month,          Smyrna-Roswell Road, Smyrna. More            info: Martha Boyce, 678-290-9895.          Wednesday evening. 7pm, Scalini’s
11:30am, Petite Auberge Restaurant,         info/Reservations: 770-422-9871.                                                        Restaurant, 1205 Johnson Ferry Road,
North Druid Hills Road @ LaVista Road,                                                   East Cobb Bass Club. Visitors, boaters
                                                                                                                                    Marietta. More info: Johnny Johnson,
Atlanta. More info: 770-928-4579, or        Cobb Regional Republican Women.              and non-boaters are welcome. 7pm. First
                                                                                                                                    770-977-2026.
jkovach2000@yahoo.com.                      Third Thursday, every other month.           Tuesday of each month. Free admission.
                                            6:30pm. InfoMart, 1582 Terrell Mill          Attendees pay for dinner. The Rib Ranch,   East Cobb lions Club. Second & fourth
“Aware & Conscious Birds”                   Road, Marietta. More info: Sandra            2063 Canton Road. More info: 770-364-      Tuesday of the month. 7pm, East Side
Book Club. Mondays 7-8:30pm.                Thompson, 770-578-6646.                      3036.                                      Baptist Church, 2450 Lower Roswell
Bikram Yoga Marietta, 80 Powers                                                                                                     Road, Marietta. More info: Don Garrow,
Ferry Road, Marietta. More info:            Colored Pencil Society of America.           East Cobb Business Association.
                                                                                                                                    770-955-6914.
awareconsciousbirds@gmail.com or            Atlanta District Chapter 107. First          Luncheon and Featured Speaker. Third
http://consciousness.meetup.com/203.        Monday of the month. 7pm. North              Tuesday each month. 11:30am-1pm.           East Cobb Moms. Meeting times and
                                            DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee-       Hollycrest Hall, 2235 Sewell Mill Road,    locations vary each week - several
Big Chicken Chorus. Every Monday            Dunwoody Road, Room 2 (second floor          Marietta. More info: Susan Hampton,        activities every week. Support group for
evening. 7:00pm at John Knox                in the back), More info: Nancy Guerine,      404-553-2200 or www.eastcobbba.com.        stay-at-home moms and their kids. More
Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry       678-354-3590.                                                                           info: www.eastcobbmoms.com.
Rd. Award winning 50 voice, male, 4
part harmony a cappella harmony chorus.     Conversations with a Purpose, weekly                                                    East Cobb New Horizons Band. Monday
More info: Frank, 770-587-1264 or           discussions on purposeful conscious                                                     mornings. Did you play a band instrument
www.bigchickenchorus.org.                   living. Periodic movies with inspirational                                              in high school and/or college? Would you
                                            messages followed by a discussion.                                                      like to play again? We accept all skill
Bridge Club. Four free lessons; $5          Thursday nights, 7pm. $10. The Center                                                   levels. First Baptist Church of Marietta,
thereafter. Thursdays 7:30pm and            for Awareness, 1240 Johnson Ferry                                                       148 Church Street, Marietta. More info:
Sundays 2pm. Singles are welcome.           Place, Suite B-10, Marietta. More info:                                                 George 770-971-3430.
1809 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info:     770-565-6111 or www.lainaorlando.com
770-973-7717.                                                                                                                       East Cobb Open Networking. Professional
                                                                                                                                    Referral Networking. Every Friday. 7:30-
Business Breakfast Networking of East                                                                                               9am at Capozzi’s NY Deli, 4285 Roswell
Cobb. Professional Referral Networking.                                                                                             Road (next to Michaels). Free. More info:
Second Tuesday each month. 8:15-                                                                                                    Tim Langley, 770-289-9711.
9:30am at C’est Moi/The Paris Cafe,
1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA                                                                                               East Cobb Optimist Club. Every Friday.
30068. More info: Ellen Kelly, 404-713-                                                                                             7am, Café de Paris, 1100 Johnson Ferry
2830 or Lnkelly@sbcglobal.net.                                                                                                      Road NE, Marietta. More info: 770-575-
                                                                                                                                    1676.
Business Network international (BNi).
BNI is an international networking                                                                                                  East Cobb PowerCore Team. A business
organization with chapters throughout                                                                                               referral network. Every Thursday. 7-
the Atlanta area. New chapter forming                                                                                                              ,
                                                                                                                                    8:30am. IHOP 3130 Johnson Ferry
in East Cobb. Meeting times to be                                                                                                   Road, Marietta. More info: Amy Caplan,
determined. More info: Karley Barber,                                                                                               404-572-1278.
770-977-2383.                                                                                                                       East Cobb Rotary Club. Every
Chess Club. Thursdays 6:30-10pm. Kid                                                                                                Wednesday. 7am. Indian Hills Country
Chess, 2501 East Piedmont Road, Suite                                                                                               Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta.
160. More info: 770-575-5802 or www.                                                                                                More info: 770-789-0623.
KidChess.com.
Children of The American Revolution
(C.A.R.). Now forming a new Society
serving the East Cobb, Vinings, Sandy
Springs, Buckhead, Roswell and all of
Cobb communities. All children ages 1-
18 invited. More info: B. Schilling, 770-
643-1010.




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                                                                                                                       CluB CAlENDAR
East Cobb ViPs. A community group for          MOMS Club of Marietta Central.               Peach State Depression Glass Collectors     Shakespeare Reading Group. First &
seniors. Fourth Monday of the month            Second Thursday of the month. 10am.          Club. 2nd Tuesday of the month. 7pm,        third Thursday of the month. 2-4 pm, 32
(except in May). 6pm. East Cobb United         Merchants Walk Library, 1315 Johnson         East Marietta Library, 2051 Lower Roswell   N. Fairground Street. More info: Lynne
Methodist Church, 2325 Roswell Road.           Ferry Road, Marietta. More info:             Road, Marietta. More info: 770-368-9790.    Johnson, 770-591-3474..
More info: 770-971-3643.                       momsclubmariettacentral@yahoo.com.
                                                                                            Polk Street Speakers Toastmasters. First    Song of Atlanta Show Chorus. Every
East Cobb Woodcarvers Club. Each               MOMS Club of Marietta North. 1st             & Third Tuesday of the month, 7:30-         Tuesday evening. Women’s four-part
Thursday. 9-11am. East Cobb Senior             Wednesday of the month. 10am, Mtn.           9:00pm, St. James Episcopal Church, 161     harmony chorus, 7:30pm, St. John
Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road,                View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road.        Church Street, Marietta. More info: www.    United Methodist Church, 550 Mount
Marietta. More info: 770-645-0817.             More info: Marion Hegedes, 678-494-          polkstreetspeakers.org.                     Paran Road NW, Atlanta. Visitors
                                               8887.                                                                                    welcome. More info: www.songofatlanta.
Georgia Perennial Plant Association. 3rd                                                    President’s Toastmasters Club. First,
                                                                                                                                        com or 770-509-0322.
Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm, Atlanta          MOMS Club of Marietta Northeast. 1st         third and fifth Wednesday of each month.
History Center, McElreath Hall. More info:     Monday of the month. 10:30am, Hope           Improve your speaking skills and build      Sons of the American Revolution,
www.georgiaperennial.org.                      Presbyterian Church, 4101 Sandy Plains       confidence. Free. 7:00-9:00pm. East         Piedmont Chapter. Third Saturday each
                                               Road. More info: Wendy Diaz, 770-509-        Cobb Government Service Center, 4400        month. 8 am, for breakfast. Men and
Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance. Third
                                               1069.                                        Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info:    boys who are interested in documenting
Thursday of the month. Social hour:
                                                                                            Lisa Goodman, lisagood1@earthlink.net or    their relationship to their ancestors and
6pm. Meeting: 7pm. American Legion             Moms in Touch. East Side Elementary.
                                                                                            www.presidentstm.org.                       in joining an active group with similar
Post, 921 Gresham Road, Marietta.              Every Monday 10:00am. Meeting
                                                                                                                                        interests. Holiday Inn Hotel, 909
More info: Bill Kalish, 770-298-9966.          location available on request. More info:    Retired Military Association of North
                                                                                                                                        Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. More
                                               Movita Stallworth, 770-321-1783, or          Georgia. Monthly meeting. 2pm. East Cobb
Golden “K” Kiwanis Club. Every                                                                                                          info: Bob Sapp, 770-971-0189 or www.
                                               mo633@bellsouth.net.                         Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road,
Thursday morning. 10am, East Cobb                                                                                                       piedmontsar.com.
                                                                                            Marietta. More info: 770-971-2963.
Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road.         Moms in Touch. www.momsintouch.
                                                                                                                                        Sope Creek Garden Club. First
More info: Bill Vermeer, 770-971-6579.         org. Individual school groups meeting        SACS (Singles and Couples Social Events).
                                                                                                                                        Wednesday of the month (Sept-June),
                                               on various days & times. Praying and         Weekly dancing for singles and couples.
Happy Tails Pet Therapy. Orientation for                                                                                                10am, Locations vary. More info: Karin
                                               encouraging our Cobb County teachers,        No membership fees, just friends making
prospective members first Thursday or                                                                                                   Guzy, 770-955-1303.
                                               staff and students. More info contact        new friends. More info: Nancy Kuhn,
Saturday of the month. 10:30-11:30am.
                                               Margie Crawford, mcraw10@bellsouth.          Angel-GA@comcast.net
Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, 4385
                                               net.
Lower Roswell Road, Building F, Room
F001, Marietta. Check dates: 770-740-          Mothers and More, East Cobb Chapter
8211 or www.happytailspets.org.                #270. Tuesdays each month. 7:30-                 Club Room Available for qualified group meetings.
international Association of
                                               9:30pm. St. Catherine’s Episcopal
                                               Church, 571 Holt Road, Marietta. Check
                                                                                                  2-80 people. Savannah Court Assisted Living,
Administrative Professionals (iAAP)-
Cobb County Chapter. 4th Monday of
                                               website as schedule may vary: www.                      886 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta.
                                               mmeastcobb.homestead.com.
the month. 6:15pm. Meeting & Dinner.                                                                   Call for information and availability:
Windy Hill - Marriott Hotel, Marietta. Info:   National Active and Retired Federal
Oleta Herron, 770-661-2876.                    Employees (NARFE). 1st Wednesday of                                     770-977-4420
                                               the month. 11:30am, Windy Hill Senior
Jewish War Veterans, Bicentennial Post
                                               Center, 1885 Roswell Street, Smyrna.
976. Third Sunday of the month. 11am,
                                               More info: 770-973-2834.
Marriott Hotel, Perimeter Center. More
info: Fran Jacobson, 770-436-7456.             Newcomers Club of Cobb County. Third
                                               Tuesday each month. 10am. Various
Job Seekers Cobb County Chapter.
                                               social activities throughout the month
Business professionals volunteer to help
                                               for those new to Cobb County or just
the unemployed. Speakers, networking,
                                               looking for new friends and activities.
job leads, workshops. 7-9am. Tuesdays,
                                               John Knox Presbyterian Church,
followed by networking 9-10am. Varsity,
                                               505 Powers FerryRoad, Marietta.
2790 Town Center Drive, Kennesaw.
                                               More info: 770-234-5068 or email
Free. More info: 770-420-9808, ext. 470.
                                               newcomersofcobbcounty@yahoo.com.
Kiwanis Club - Town Center. Every
                                               North Atlanta Business Association.
Wednesday, 12:30pm, meet at
                                               Every Thursday, 11:45am-1:30pm,
Copeland’s Restaurant, Barrett Pkwy.
                                               Piccadilly Cafe, Cobb Parkway. More info:
More info: Stephanie Walker, 770-912-
                                               Vic Anapolle, 770-971-3402.
9632.
                                               North Metro Mothers of Multiples Club.
libertarian Party of Cobb County. First
                                               Third Monday of the month. 7:15pm,
Thursday of the month. 7:30pm. Council
                                               Harp Irish Pub, 1425 Market Blvd,
chamber at Marietta City Hall. More info:
                                               Roswell. More info: 678-445-0017 or
678-279-3670.
                                               www.northmetromultiples.org.
Marietta Kiwanis Club. Every Thursday.
                                               Northeast Cobb Business Association.
12noon, Marietta Conference Center, 500
                                               Luncheon meeting third Wednesday
Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More
                                               of each month. 11:30am-1pm. $15.
info: Bill Sidner, 770-579-4094.
                                               Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road,
Marietta lions Club. Second Thursday           Marietta. More info: www.cantonroadba.org.
of the month, 7pm, Marietta Conference
                                               Order Sons of italy in America Marietta
Center, 500 Powder Springs Road,
                                               lodge #2607. General membership
Marietta. More info: 770-565-8230.
                                               meeting second Monday each month.
Marietta PFlAG. Fourth Sunday each             Pot Luck Dinner (except June, July,
month. 1-3pm. Newcomers are welcome.           August-dessert and fruit). 7-9pm. East
Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, 3755       Cobb Government Service Center, 4400
Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info:        Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More
mariettapflag@gmail.com.                       info: 770-928-9314 or degrillmouse@
                                               comcast.net.
Marietta Rotary Club. Every Wednesday.
12noon, Marietta Conference Center, 500        Parents Without Partners. Meeting times
Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More          vary. More info: Angela Dixon, 404-422-
info: Adele Grubbs, 770-424-8212 or            0768 or pwpchapter698.org.
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             SuPPORT GROuPS
A.A./Al-Anon/Al-Anon Beginners/             Compassionate Friends for grieving         Job Seekers Meeting. 1st and 3rd            Overeaters Anonymous. A support
Alateen. Every Monday. 8pm.                 parents, grandparents, and siblings.       Saturday each month. 8-9:30am.              group for those who suffer from the
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2281          First Tuesday of the month, 7 pm,          Breakfast provided. Job search              need to compulsively overeat. Monday-
Canton Road, Marietta. More info:           First Baptist Church, 148 Church           advice, search strategies, job leads        Wednesday-Friday. 10am. St. Ann’s
770-973-5347.                               Street, Marietta. More info: Kathy         and company contacts. Eastminster           Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road,
                                            Kelcourse, 770-579-3512 or 404-539-        Presbyterian Church, 3125 Sewell Mill       Marietta. More info: Betsy: 404-226-
Alcoholics Anonymous. For family            4287 email: kathzkel@yahoo.com or          Road, Marietta. More info: Mike Moran,      4931.
and friends of alcoholics and other         tcfmarietta.kathy@hotmail.com              770-516-1113.
substance abusers. Thursdays. 7:30-                                                                                                Parkinson’s Disease Support Group. For
8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church,       Depression/Bipolar Support Group.          loneliness Bereavement Support              persons with Parkinson’s disease and their
955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta.           First and third Thursday of the month.     Group. Every Tuesday, 12 noon.              caregivers. Sunday, February 14. 4pm.
More info: 770-794-2978.                    7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist            Pilgrimage United Church of Christ,         Roswell United Methodist Church, 814
                                            Church, Room 301, 955 Johnson Ferry        3755 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta.           Mimosa Boulevard, Bldg. A, Roswell.
Alzheimer’s Support Group. 2nd              Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-        More info: 770-423-5959.                    More info: Robin Cleveland, 678-819-
Thursday of the Month. 7:30 pm,             2978.                                                                                  3915.
Sunrise Assisted Living, 1551 Johnson                                                  Marietta Moms. For all kinds of moms -
Ferry Road. More info: Earnestine           Depression Support Group. For those        new to the area, looking for new friends,   Sexual Assault Support Group. Mondays.
Reese, 770-509-0919.                        who suffer from depression and the         or just needing support. Daily events       7pm. YWCA of Northwest Georgia, 48
                                            people who love them. First and 3rd        for babies, toddlers and older kids. More   Henderson Street, Marietta. More info:
Autism Spectrum Support Group of            Thursday of the month. 7-8:30pm.           info: 770-956-0318 or 678-357-              770-427-2902.
Cobb County. Supporting parents with        Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955          3661 or www.mariettamoms.com
information and resources as well as        Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More                                                     St. Andrew uMC Sisters of Support
social connections. Third Thursday of       info: 770-794-2978.                        Mothers Circle Group. Are you a mother      (SOS) Breast Cancer Support Group.
each month during school year. 9:30-                                                   raising Jewish children but you are not     Ongoing support and comfort for breast
11:30am. Mt. Bethel United Methodist        Diabetes Support Group offered by          Jewish? Free education and support          cancer survivors and patients undergoing
Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road,            WellStar Health System. Second             through a 16 week course. Groups are        treatment. Programs, speakers, art
Marietta. More info: www.asgcobb.com        Tuesday of the month. 6:30 – 8 pm.         held in Marietta, Intown and North          therapy and fellowship. Childcare upon
                                            McLaren Mill Office Park, 531 Rose-        Fulton. More info: Suzette Cohen,           request. First and third Thursday of
Babywearing Group. Koalamommas,             lane Street, Suite 100, Marietta. No       suzette@themotherscircle.org or www.        each month. 7pm. St. Andrew United
North Atlanta’s resource for help,          registration required. More info: 770-     themotherscircle.org.                       Methodist Church, Building B Community
support, and information about baby         793-7818.                                                                              Room, 3455 Canton Road, Marietta.
carriers of all kinds. Meets monthly,                                                  Mothers of PreSchoolers (MOPS).             More info: Sandy Klingler, 770-926-
meeting dates/time vary. More info:         Domestic Violence Support Groups.          1st and 3rd Thursday each month.            3488.
Jennifer Worrell, 770-516-4192, or          Sessions in English and Spanish.           9:45am. A place where moms can
jenniferworrell@bellsouth.net.              Wednesdays. 6:45-8:15pm. Childcare         come to build friendships and receive       Treasures in Heaven. For women who
                                            available for children 6 weeks to 12       mothering support, practical help and       have lost children through miscarriage,
Bereavement Support. 1st and 3rd            years. Children over 12 may attend         spiritual hope. Childcare provided. Mt.     ectopic pregnancy stillbirth, or neonatal
Wednesday, 5pm. Counseling Room in          and learn childcare skills. Center for     Zion United Methodist Church, 1770          death. Fourth Monday of the month.
Parish Office. St. Ann’s Catholic Church,   Family Resources, 995 Roswell Street,      Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More          7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist
4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More           Marietta. More info: 770-427-3390.         info: 770-971-1465 or mtzionmops@           Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road,
info: 770-552-6400 ext. 6020.                                                          gmail.com.                                  Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978.
                                            East Cobb Satellite of CHADD
Cancer Support Group. Second                (Children & Adults w/Attention-Deficit/
and fourth Monday of the month.             Hyperactivity Disorder) Parent Support
7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist             Group. First Tuesday or Thursday of the
Church, Room 301, 955 Johnson Ferry         month. 7-9pm. East Cobb Government
Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-         Services Center, 4400 Lower Roswell
2978.                                       Road, Marietta. More info: Movita,
Cancer Support Group for patients,          770-321-1783, east-cobb@chadd.net,
families and friends who are learning       or www.chadd.net/300.
to live with a diagnosis of cancer.         Families of Children under Stress
Second Wednesday of the month, 7            (FOCuS). FOCUS is there to help – to
pm. LaSalette Hall, St. Ann’s Catholic      listen and cry, to inform and educate,
Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta.        and to offer programs for the families
More info: 770-552-6400 ext. 6104.          and the child with special needs.
“Care and Share” Caregivers Support         Usually meets every fourth Thursday.
Group. 3rd Thursday of Month. 7pm.          10am. Chick-Fil-A, 1201 Johnson
Savannah Court Assisted Living, 886         Ferry Road, Marietta. More info and to
Johnson Ferry Road. More Info: Derin        confirm meeting date: Angie, 770-234-
White 770-977-4420                          9111, angie@focus-ga.org, or www.
                                            focus-ga.org.
Career Quest. Job network, resume
reviewing & interview skills. Every         Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Tuesday, 7:30-10pm . St. Ann’s              Support Group. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays.
Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road,         7:15pm. Special Guest Speaker.
Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400           Transfiguration Church, Room 102,
ext. 6104.                                  1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta. More
                                            info: Jeannie, 770-919-9275.
Caregiver Support Group for those
caring for elderly, chronically ill or      Grief and loss Support Groups are
disabled persons. Second Saturday           offered through the East Cobb Jewish
of the month, 9:30am, Room 20, St.          Family & Career Services office. If you
Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell         have experienced the loss of someone
Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-         significant in your life, call Barbara
6400, ext. 6020.                            Dolin, M.Ed., LPC, CT, for information
                                            and to reserve a slot at 770-933-0081.
Cobb Parents of Multiples. 2nd Monday
each month. 7pm. North Metro Church,        GriefShare Recovery Seminar and
2305 Barrett Parkway, Marietta. More        Support Group. Meets each Monday
info: www.cpomc.org.                        evening. 7:00pm. No child care
                                            provided. GriefShare features nationally
Codependents Anonymous. Mondays &           recognized experts on grief and recovery
Thursdays. 7:30-8:45pm. Unity North         topics. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church,
Church, 4225 Sandy Plains Road,             955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta.
Marietta. More info: 770-578-6368.          More info: Kitty, 770-794-2978.




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