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Dear Fellow East Cobbers, May is National Foster Care Month. Young people in foster care especially need nurturing adults on their side because their own families are in crisis and unable to care for them. On page 10, the EAST COBBER spotlights three local churches that have started foster care ministries by encouraging their congregants to become foster parents, advocates, social workers, and volunteers. Thanks to these unsung heroes, many formerly abused or neglected children and teens will either safely reunite with their parents, be cared for by relatives, or be adopted by loving families. In this issue, I posed the question, “What Was The Best Advice Your Mother Gave You?” to local politicians. There responses are on page 8. Of course, I had to stop and recollect which nugget of “advice” did my mom give me? I have to admit, I was not a very attentive “listener” to my mother. As I recall, I wanted to do my own thing, and show her (my mom) I could do whatever on my own. While I wasn’t listening, I was watching her excellent example on how to be kind to all people, how to juggle work (she was a teacher) and family, to do for others --asking for nothing in return- and have a laugh through it all. She has a very loud laugh. She doesn’t care who hears her! Pretty simple but profound guidance for me—especially now that I am a working mom. . . .Oh yeah, now I remember, she would always say, “I can’t wait ‘til you have kids of your own…just you wait!” No truer words were spoken! Well, I have three children now and my mom loves listening to my parenting tales. Hearing my reports on each child, she gets a big laugh— sometimes it’s that very loud laugh she is known for. I wonder what advice my children “hear” from me?

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Zizi Agharahimi was surprised and “very excited” when she was told she had become eAST CoBBeR’s Mother of the Year. She thought it was “so sweet” that her daughter, Roya, 19, took the time to write an essay nominating her for the eAST CoBBeR’s annual contest. Zizi works as a hair stylist at nancy’s Salon and Variations. Despite her busy schedule and even though her children are “almost grown” and attending college–her son, Mostafa, is 23 and daughter, Roya is 19—she still “watches over and asks questions about what is going on in their lives…” Zizi and her husband, Kazem, moved from iran 10 years ago in search of better opportunities for their children. She loves living in east Cobb because, as Zizi observes, “the schools are very good, the shopping is so close and the people are very nice.” The Agharahimi family lives in Arthur’s Vinyard. Cover photo taken by Michael Drewitz of Michaels’ Photography.

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Cynthia M. Rozzo FOuNDER/PuBLISHER P Laina Orlando weighs in on being an .S. “average” mom on page 49. She has some good insights to help moms reflect on their version of motherhood.

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Here is the winning essay written by Roya Agharahimi nominating her mother, Zizi Agharahimi. “I would like to nominate my mom, Zizi Agharahimi, for this year’s Mother of the Year award. I truly believe that she is the best mother in the world. Words can’t describe all that she has done for both me and my brother, Mostafa. When I was 9 years old, my family and I moved to the united States from Iran. My parents decided to s Zizi Agharahimi (sitting) with her move here to make sure daughter, Roya; and son, Mostafa. my brother and I got the best education and had every opportunity available to us. For my mom this was not the easiest move because leaving Iran also meant not being around her father and siblings. Since my brother Mostafa and I were still young, adapting to the culture and learning the language wasn’t that hard. However, for my mom she had to start from scratch. She had to take classes to learn English. Who would want to repeat schooling…not to mention, in a foreign country? I don’t know how she did it, but what I do know is that she did it all for me and my brother. To help make ends meet, my mom enrolled in Beauty School to become a hair stylist. Finally after many hours of classes and studying hard, she got her beauty license. Now, it has been 10 years since we moved here, and she still works hard every day , 7 days a week at two different salons to make sure me and my brother have everything we need. This is not even close to why I believe she is the best mom ever. With her kindness, hard working, and unselfish attitude, she has made me the person I am today. Even though she works every day, she still finds the time to talk to me, and teach me right from wrong. She tells me to never lose my faith and to always try to be the best person that I can be. One other big thing that she has made me realize is that I should always be grateful for what I have. Her most important lesson to both my brother and I has been to never take what we have for granted, and to always thank God for blessing us with the opportunities and the things we have. I could sit here and write for days the reasons why she deserves this title, but I think I have already written past my limit. My mom has done so much for my brother and I, so for once, I want her to see how much we appreciate everything she has been doing by having her become the EAST COBBER Mother of the Year. If I could ask God for one thing today, it would be to lead me on the right path, so I could grow up and be just like my mom, the best mom in the world.

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EAST COBBER’s Mother of the Year 2009 is invited to participate in this year’s EAST COBBER Parade. Zizi Agharahimi also receives the following gifts donated by local businesses:
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What Was the Best Advice Your Mom ever Gave You?
In honor of Mother’s Day, our local politicians answer this timeless question.

My Mother’s sudden death when I was 12 taught me that life can be short and to cherish my time with family and friends.


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Sharon’s mom, Pauline Meyer, with Rep. Cooper

— State Rep. Sharon Cooper


My mom always led by example. Although she said it often, “Forgive and forget”, the words truly resonated in watching her live the words. She is missed.
— Tim Lee, Cobb County Commissioner, East Cobb


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Always listen to your mother.
— State Rep. Matt Dollar



My mom died when I was 5. As to my aunt who raised me much of my childhood, it was to constantly give back to one’s community.
— Sam Olens, Cobb County Commission Chairman


1. Always tell the truth, 2. Treat others fairly and 3. Be nice to people up and be nice to people down – everyone is valuable.
— State Senator Judson Hill


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Spend as much time as possible with your children, because they always need you.
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east Cobb Churches Create Foster Care Ministries
More than 800,000 nationwide. Nearly 13,000 in Georgia. Only 25–30 percent of the necessary families to serve them. The number of foster children needing care, and the lack of available foster families, at first seems overwhelming. However, three East Cobb churches— Corridor Church, Eastside Baptist Church and Mt. Bethel united Methodist—are putting their faith in action by creating Foster Care ministries at their churches. Pastor Bill Hancock, talks about the impact of the foster care ministry at Corridor Church: “I often hear from the families in my church that being a foster family has provided a ministry opportunity for the whole family. They feel that their family has grown strong in Christ, and closer as a family, through fostering.” Kathy Hoppe, a member of Mt. Bethel united Methodist Church, and a member of the church’s foster care ministry shares, “Participation in the Mt. Bethel Foster Care Ministry has been a meaningful way to demonstrate our compassion into action. The Foster Care Ministry is making a profound difference in the lives of Cobb County foster children.” The first children were placed in Mt. Bethel families in June 2007. Since that time seventeen families have demonstrated their compassion by hosting 35 foster children in their homes. Those are 35 Cobb County children who have now experienced living in a loving, compassionate, and nurturing family environment. Eastside Baptist Church (EBC) in East Cobb has six foster families that stepped forward and began training so that they can have foster children placed in their homes. Eastside’s Pastor David Chauncey said, “We believe Eastside exists to make passionate followers of Jesus. A foster care ministry instantly excited and engaged my heart as a way for us to express the love of Christ to our community. We are passionate about kids. And we can’t simply care about the ones who have everything and come to church in minivans.” “Even though 35 children have experienced the compassion of Mt. Bethel members, over 250 additional children needed foster homes during this same time...and we had no homes to accommodate them. In Cobb County alone, there are over 500 foster children and only 100 foster homes. A home and a family could be one of those loving, nurturing, and compassionate homes that make a profound difference in the lives and destinies of these children in need – right here in Cobb County,” says Ms. Hoppe.

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2009 legislative Session Recap
By Karen Hallacy, Legislative Chair, Georgia PTA
Year one of the two year session is completed and as usual there was a tremendous amount of legislative activity the last few days, especially the last day, referred to as sine die. The Governor now has 40 days (until May 13) to sign or veto bills. Any bill passed and not vetoed goes into effect after 40 days. Any bill that did not pass this session is still alive to be considered again next January. Great news and a heartfelt thank you to all the schools that sent in Popsicle sticks in our campaign to save the school nurse funding. The 2010 budget that passed contained almost full funding for nurses: $29.1 M (only a 3% cut). Congratulations on making your voices heard! Here are some significant pieces of legislation Georgia lawmakers passed: • HB 120: 2009 sales tax holiday would be from July 30 to August 2. • HB 123: Adds a definition of ‘child molestation’ to include contact with the victim made electronically including the Internet and telephone. • HB 149: Move on When Ready: Students in 11th and 12th grades may enroll in Georgia public colleges and take Department of Education approved courses that will meet both high school graduation requirements and earn them college credit. Hours earned will not count against HOPE. • HB 160: Increases penalties for speeders and for restoration of driver’s licenses after suspension. The fine is increased $200 for going 85 mph or more on the interstate or 75 mph or more on a two-lane road. • HB 193: Permits the required 180 day school year to be defined in hours, thus providing local school boards with flexibility in setting the school calendar. • HB 229: Student Health and Physical Education Act. Students in grades 1-12 enrolled in physical education in 2011-12 must have an annual fitness assessment during the PE class time. The aggregate results shall be reported to the state board yearly. Results of any assessment shall be reported to parents. • HB 233: Two year freeze on any appreciation on the value of a property, even if it changes hands. • HB 251: Allows intra-district transfers between schools. Districts must make list of available schools available by July 1 • HB 304: Property tax appraisers must provide written notice or other reasonable notice to property owner before setting foot on the private property. Taxpayers are to be notified in their tax bills about how to appeal a property assessment. • HB 484: Children of military personnel on active duty stationed in GA can qualify for HOPE. • SB 8: Allows elementary and middle school students to carry and self administer epi-pens. • SB 114: Provides special provisions for children of military personnel who transfer into GA public schools including waivers to some GA graduation requirements and additional allowable absences. • SB 178: Relaxes expenditure controls for 2009-10 school year. In grade 8, students shall select a preferred focused program and study and develop an individual graduation plan, IGP , with parents. High school students shall have annual reviews of the IGP which may include IEP components if applicable. Key: HR - House Resolution, SR – Senate Resolution, HB – House Bill, SB – Senate Bill

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Musical Theatre Acting for the Camera Dickerson Middle School 855 Woodlawn Drive NE, Marietta 30068 770-313-9906 Rising 7-12 grade. June 15-18. 9-11:30am. Cost $175. Musical Theatre Acting/improv Workshop Dickerson Middle School 855 Woodlawn Drive NE, Marietta 30068 770-313-9906 Rising 4-6 grade. June 8-11. 9-11:30am. Cost: $125. Musical Theatre Workshop Dickerson Middle School 855 Woodlawn Drive NE, Marietta 30068 770-313-9906 Rising 4-6 grade: June 7-11. Rising 7-12 grade (w/audition): June 14-18. In order to cast all students in the best possible role, students are encouraged to come to Preview Day, May 16, 12-2:30pm. Cost: $225. Pope Cheerleading Mini-Camp 3001 Hembree Road, Marietta 30062 678-560-5603 (Sharon) www.popehs.typepad.com/phpecheer K-5 grade. May 26-29. 9am-12noon. Learn a short dance, cheer, chant, simple stunting, and jumps. $65 on day; $60 pre-registration. Terrell Mill Junior Summer Tennis Camps 480 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta 30067 770-644-2771 Weekly May 25-July 24. Ages 3-17. 9-10am or 9am12noon. $60/ages 3-5. $120/ages 6-17. Beginners will learn basic strokes and strategies; advanced players will participate in advanced drills, conditioning and competition. Mt. Paran north Summer Camp 1700 Allgood Road, Marietta 30062 678-285-3264 • www.mpnsports.com Games, art, sports, computer lab, hiking, movies, and much more! Weekly sessions June 1-July 31. 8am-6pm. Ages 5-12. Cost: $100/week + $50 activity fee. Mt. Zion Youth Basketball Camp 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30062 770-971-1465, ext. 250 • www.mtzionumc.org July 7-10: Basic/Intermediate skills. July 20-23: Intermediate/Advanced. 9am-12pm. $55 (discount for siblings). our Pal’s Place - Camp o.P . .P 4508 Canton Road, Marietta 30066 678-795-0202 • www.ourpalsplace.org A week-long camp throughout June and July that gives kids the opportunity to learn about and interact with dogs, cats and horses. 9am-5pm. Part I: rising 3-7 grades. Part II: rising 6-8 grades. Cost: $225/week (goes to housing and care of animals rescued from “death row” at local shelters).

With kids of all ages practicing routines on the floor, vault, balance beam and bars, the energy inside Atlanta North Stars Gymnastics is exhilarating. Atlanta North Stars is owned and managed by an Olympic coach who has lived and breathed gymnastics for 25 years. In fact, Grisha Gutkin was one of the coaches of Russian gymnast Elena Shushunova who competed during the 1988 Olympics. Coach Grisha inherited Atlanta North Stars from three families looking for a first-class gym for their daughters closer to home, and the gym has grown by leaps and bounds in reputation and competitiveness under his leadership. The facility offers recreation and competitive gymnastics for beginners up to team competition in levels 3-10. They offer Mommy & Me and preschool classes, as well as tumbling for cheerleaders. The focus of the classes is to enhance the self esteem, strength, coordination and discipline of each student, whatever their level or experience. Coach Grisha says that it’s the coaches at Atlanta North Stars that make the facility stand out. The staff has some of the most experienced coaches available who love gymnastics and want to see each child do his/her best. Although he’s lived in the united States for 17 years, Coach Grisha became a u.S. citizen five years ago and has settled down with his growing family in Georgia. Grisha’s daughter, Masha, a former competitive gymnast, is one of the recreation coaches at the facility. “We are amazed by the talent in the area, and we are glad that we can bring this level of training to Atlanta,” said Grisha. Atlanta North Stars offers half and full day summer camp options, where participants can choose to come for the day or the week. Additionally, children have the option to host their birthday parties here and have guests enjoy tumbling time, along with face painting and other festivities. Atlanta North Stars is located at 4957 Lower Roswell Road in Marietta across from the Park Aire Shopping Center. For more information visit www.atlantanorthstars. com or call 678-560-FLIP .



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Pope Summer Volleyball Camp 3001 Hembree Road, Marietta 30062 Debbie Thompson, 678-461-8300 • www.popevolleyball.net Conducted by Georgia Tech volleyball coach, Tonya Johnson. Girls 9-12 grade. 8:30am-2:30pm. June 8-11. Cost: $160. Sprayberry Basketball Camp 2525 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066 Marc Caver, 770-578-3200,ext. 234 marc.carver@cobbk12.org For boys and girls, 3-9 grade. 9am-2pm. July 13-16. Cost: $110. Walton High School – Football Camp 1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta 30062 678-463-6592 • www.raiderssb.com Instruction on the basics of football, teamwork and cooperation through competitive individual and group drills. Ages 7-14. 9am-12noon. June 22-24. Cost: $100. Walton High School – Fun Camp 1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta 30062 678-463-6592 • www.raiderssb.com A variety of competitive games that emphasize the development of athletic skills and are designed to increase a child’s understanding of teamwork and cooperation. Ages 6-12, boys and girls. 9am-12noon. June 22-24. Cost: $85.

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20 May 2009

East Cobber Parade & Festival September 12, 2009


Offering Summer Music Camps!
We offer all band & orchestra lessons plus piano, voice, guitar & more!

East Cobb’s Music Store Since 1989

HOME OF THE ATLANTA JAZZ THEATER DANCE COMPANY HOME OF THE ATLANTA JAZZ THEATRE DANCE COMPANY “ Training aspiring dancers in the Dunwoody/Sandy Springs/East Cobb Area since 1971”

Dan & Company Studios

Summer Dance Camps

kids konnection PRE-SCHOOL THROUGH PROFESSIONAL LEVELS | Princess Camp REGISTERING NOW 	 Dunwoody	 June	22-26		 9:00-12:00	 Ages	3-6 DUNWOODY: 770-393-9519 • EAST COBB: 770-971-1681 	 East	Cobb		 July	6-10		 9:00-12:00		 Ages	3-6 FREE REGISTRATION WITH THIS AD! PopStar Camp	 Artistic Director: Dan Youmans www.danandcompany.com 	 East	Cobb	 June	22-26		 10:00-2:00		 Ages	7-11	 	 Dunwoody	 July	6-10		 10:00-2:00				 Ages	7-11 	 	 July	13-17		 10:00-2:00		 Ages	7-11 Summer intensive* *Experience	required				 East	Cobb		 June	8-12		 10:00-4:00		 Ages	9-up 	 East	Cobb		 June	15-19		 10:00-4:00		 Ages	9-up
DunwooDy: 770-393-9519 • East cobb: 770-971-1618
Artistic Director: Dan Youmans www.danandcompany.com

Open House on Sat. 4/18, 9amnoon


Your child’s imagination flourishes at Camp Primrose. And the learning continues all summer long with these exciting themes: • What’s Cooking? • Passport to Adventure • When I Grow Up! Visit www.primroseschools.com or call us to learn more about memorable summer camps at a Primrose School near you.

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VACATion BiBle SCHoolS
Name, address & Contact Info
Catholic Church of St. Ann 4905 Roswell Road NE • Marietta 30062 770-552-6400 • www.st-ann.org Covenant Presbyterian Church 2881 Canton Road • Marietta 30066 770-422-5130 • www.covpres.com Crossview Baptist Church 1100 Piedmont Road • Marietta 30066 770-973-0063 • www.crossviewbaptist.org East Cobb Church of Christ 5240 Roswell Road • Marietta 30062 770-587-5999 • www.eastcobbcoc.org East Cobb Presbyterian Church 4616 Roswell Road NE • Marietta 30062 770-973-4114 • www.ecpca.org East Cobb United Methodist Church 2325 Roswell Road • Marietta, GA 30062 770-971-3643 • www.eastcobbumc.org Eastminster Presbyterian Church 3125 Sewell Mill Road • Marietta 30062 770-977-2976 • www.groupvbs.com Eastside Baptist Church 2450 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068 770-971-2323 ext. 128 • www.ebcfamily.org Faith Lutheran Curch 2111 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068 770-973-8877 • www.faithlcms.org Holy Family Church 3401 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta, GA 30068 770-973-0038 • www.holyfamilycc.org Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 2922 Sandy Plains Road • Marietta 30066 770-971-4600 • www.holytrinitymarietta.org Johnson Ferry Baptist Church 955 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta 30068 770-793-6561 • www.johnsonferry.org Lutheran Church of the Incarnation 1200 Indian Hills Parkway • Marietta 30068 770-971-2738 • www.lcilutheran.org Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church 4385 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta, 30068 770-971-2880 • www.mtbethel.org Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church 4385 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta, 30068 770-971-2880 • www.mtbethel.org Mt. Paran North Church of God 1700 Allgood Road • Marietta 30062 770-578-9081 • www.mtparan.com

Program Name
“The Mystery of Saints”

3 years (potty trained)-rising 6th grade 3 yrs. (completed preschool)5th grade 3 years (potty trained)rising 5th grade 3 years-5th grade 4 yearsrising 5th grade 3 years-5th grade 4 years– 5th grade 4 years-6th grade 3 years (potty trained)5th grade 4 years-10 years (11 years can volunteer) 3 years– 5th grade (completed) Kindergarten –5th Grade (completed) 3 years (potty trained)-12 years 2 1/2 years -Kindergarten Graduates 4 years (by 9/1/08)-rising 6th grade 2 1/2 years -Kindergarten Graduates

Monday-Friday July 6-10 Monday-Friday June 22-26 Monday–Friday June 8-12 Monday–Friday June 22-26 Monday–Friday July 20-24 Sunday-Thursday June 7-11 Monday–Friday June 22–26 Sunday-Thursday June 28-July 2 Monday-Friday June 1-5 Monday-Friday June 15-19 Monday–Friday June 8–12 Monday–Thursday June 22-25 Monday–Friday June 29-July 3 Monday–Friday June 8-12 Monday–Friday July 6-10 Monday–Friday June 22-26



“Camp Edge: Experience & Discover God Everywhere”


Suggested $10 donation per child

“Son Rock Kids Camp”



“Crocodile Dock”



“Crocodile Dock” “Camp Edge: Experience & Discover God Everywhere” “Avalanche Ranch”





9am–12:30pm Sunday: 5pm Monday-Thursday 9am-12:30pm 9am-12noon

Free ($5 Donation) Free (donations accepted) Free $35/child, $45/2 children, $50/3 or more children $10/child

“Son Rock Camp”

“Crocodile Dock” St. Paul in the Underground Church “Crocodile Dock” Playcation (check website for locations) “Son Rock Kids Camp” “Camp Edge: Experience & Discover God Everywhere” “Crocodile Dock”




Free $30/child (shirt, CD, crafts, & snacks) $30/child





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VACATion BiBle SCHoolS
Name, address & Contact Info
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church 1770 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta 30062 770-971-1465 • www.mtzionumc.org Noonday Baptist Church 4121 Canton Road • Marietta 30066 770-926-6138 • www.noondaychurch.org Pilgrimage United Church of Christ 3755 Sandy Plains Road • Marietta, 30066 770-971-0007 • www.pilgrimageucc.org/we/vbs.asp Powers Ferry United Methodist Church 245 Powers Ferry Road • Marietta 30067 770-973-5271 • www.powerumc.com Sandy Plains Baptist Church 2825 Sandy Plains Road • Marietta 30066 770-971-8525 • www.sandyplains.org Shallowford Falls Community Church 3662 Shallowford Road • Marietta 30062 770-565-4282 ext. 51 • www.shallowfordfalls.com Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church 4495 Sandy Plains Road • Marietta 30066 770-993-4919 • www.wesleychapelumc.com

Program Name
“Crocodile Dock”

3 years (by 9/1/08) rising 5th grade (Bathroom Ready) 4 years-7th grade

Monday–Friday July 13-17 Sunday-Thursday June 7-11 Monday-Friday June 22-26 Monday-Friday June 1-5 Monday–Friday June 22-26 Sunday–Thursday June 15–19 Sunday–Wednesday June 28-July 1


$30/child; Maximum $90/family

“Life Way’s Boomerang Express” “We are the Church Together”

6pm - 8:30pm

$15/child before June 8, $20/child after; $25/family before June 8, $35/family after

3 years-5th grade Pre-School-5th grade (potty trained) Pre-K (completed)-8th grade 3 years –5th grade 3 years-rising 5th grade


“Crocodile Dock”



“Boomerang Express”


Free Free (donations accepted) Free

“Outrigger Island” “Paul and the Underground Church”

6pm–8:45pm Session 1: 10am12noon; Session 2-5: 6:00pm-8:30pm



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Through June 7 Tradin’ Paint, a comedy about racing and romance, dreams and destiny. This winner of the 2006 Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights will get your motor running, whether or not you know what a fan belt does. Tuesday-Saturday: 8pm. Sunday: 2:30pm & 7pm. Wednesday, June 3: 2:30pm. $22/Tuesday-Thursday: 8pm & Sunday 7pm. $27/Friday: 8pm & Sunday 2:30pm. $33/Saturday 8pm. $18/Wednesday (June 3) 2:30pm matinee. $11/preview April 27 7pm & April 29 8pm. MainStage, Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info: 770-422-8369 or www.theatreinthesquare.com. May 1 Movie nights series returns to East Cobb Park at dusk. Every Friday. Music and entertainment before movie. Check for movie showing/sign up for email notification at www.eastcobbpark.org. May 2 Historic open House co-sponsored by the Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society and Cobb Preservation Foundation. Look inside some of Cobb’s most interesting historic places and area museums. 1-4pm. Self-guided. Various locations. More info: 770-426-4982 or email: clhs2@bellsouth.net. May 8 2009 Relay for life presented by American Cancer Society. This overnight event is dedicated to cancer survivors. Survivors are invited to attend the pre-walk reception at 5:30pm. Walk begins at 7pm. Free. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta 30008. More info: 770-429-0087. May 9 Marietta Go Girl presented by Ruth Mitchell Dance Theatre. This festival celebrates girls. Cake walks, games, dance lessons, decorating, music, and much more. 11am-3pm. Marietta Square. More info: 770-590-0036 or 770-3558816. PRiMe Time in the Garden - a Chastain-type concert featuring popular local band PRIME. 7pm. $80/table of 10. Proceeds benefit the Marietta Educational Garden Center, 505 Kennesaw Avenue, Marietta. More info: 770-427-3494 or mgarden@bellsouth.net. Mother’s Day High Tea. Enjoy a delightful afternoon celebrating mothers. 4pm. $35/person. Reservations required. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. More info: 770992-1731 or www.bullochhall.org. The Private Gardens of Cobb Master Gardeners presented by Master Gardener volunteers of Cobb County (MGVOCC). Stroll through five delightful personal garden retreats with each offering a variety of style & design. All proceeds support MGVOCC projects. 10am-5pm. $10/person in advance or $12 at door. Tickets may be purchased by mail or in person. Various locations. More info: Cobb Extension Office 770-528-4070 or www.cobbmastergardeners.org or www.cobbextension.com. Backyard Birding Basics presented by the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Come learn from an Atlanta Audubon Society educator about all the birds in your backyard. 9am-12pm. $55/non-members or $45/members. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-9922055 or www.chattnaturecenter.com. Painting nature in Watercolor presented by the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Join professional painter and local teaching artist Maureen Engie for a workshop in watercolor with nature themes. 9:30-11:30am. $25/non-members or $20/members; plus $5 optional for materials. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-9922055 or www.chattnaturecenter.com.

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May 9 & 20 la Sonnambula! A live Opera performance from the NY Metropolitan Opera. 1pm. Encore Presentation on May 20 at 7pm. Tickets can now be purchased online at Fandago.com. May 9 performance: $22/adults, $20/seniors, $18/students, & $15/children. May 20: $18 for all seats. Merchants Walk Theatre, 1301 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068. More info: 678-560-3280 or www.georgiatheatrecompany.com. May 10 Banks & Shane presented by Heritage Sandy Springs. Come with your picnic baskets packed to enjoy some good old-fashioned entertainment. 7-8:30pm. Free. Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn at Heritage Green, 6110 Bluestone Road, Sandy Springs. More info: 404-851-9111 or www.heritagesandysprings.org. May 11 St. Andrew united Methodist Men’s Golf outing benefitting the St. Andrew united Methodist Men’s work in local missions. The event will include a 4-person scramble, lunch, and awards receptions at Eagle Watch Golf Club. 8:30am. Fees: starting at $1, $5/Mulligans, $95/Individual Golfer, $500/foursome. 3055 Eagle Watch Drive, Woodstock. More info: Tim Wilson 770-517-6644. May 13 information Fair 2009 presented by Cobb Senior Services. Get answers and information on legal, housing, government, civic, and financial matters. Door prizes. 10am-3pm. Free. Cobb County Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 770-528-5355. May 15 Deadline to register for Business to Business expo 2009 on June 4. This annual event is held for the promotion of local businesses and corporate networking. 4-7pm. Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta 30339. More info: 770859-2337 or mstambaugh@cobbchamber.org. May 15 & 16 Second Annual Georgia All-Star lacrosse Classic. All-star teams from middle schools and high schools will play. 100 NCAA college recruiters are invited. 2-10pm. Lassiter High School, 2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta 30066. More info: georgialacrosseclassic.com May 15 & 16 Marietta Bluegrass Festival. Come and listen to live bands play. Friday: 6-11pm. Saturday: 12-10:30 pm. Friday: $10/ Adults; Free/under 12; Saturday: $12/Adults; Free/under 12. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-961-5974 or www.jackgrass.com. May 16 Salute to the Troops presented by the Big Chicken Chorus, featuring the chorus and quartets with patriotic selections under the direction of Rick Ramsey. 3-7:30pm. Tickets available online. Earl Smith Strand Theater, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080, 770-573-7583 or www.bigchickenchorus.org. Whole Hawg Happenin’ sponsored by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cobb County (BGCOCC) An annual food festival focusing on great BBQ. 11am-7pm. Rain or shine. Taste of BBQ: $.50-$4. Six Flags White Water, 250 Cobb Parkway North, Marietta. More info: 404-388-6975.

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May 16 Balalaika Concerts presented by the Atlanta Balalaika Society featuring various artists. 7pm. $13/in advance; $16/at door if not sold out. Emerson unitarian universalist Congregation, 2799 Holly Springs Road, Marietta. More info: amilesmail@comcast.net. May 16-18 Paper Mill Market! A 3-day European-style shopping experience held underneath an 11,000 square-foot tent with never before seen merchandise. Friday & Saturday: 10am-6pm. Sunday: 11am-5pm. $3 admission. Paper Mill Village, 177 Village Pkwy, Marietta 30067. More info: Tina Soucie, 404226-0351 or www.papermillmarket.com. May 17 Summer Stars outdoor Concert Series - Company 2008. Pebblebrook Performing Company. Lawn opens 7pm. Performances 7:30pm. Free. Tables: $25/ tables of 8. The Art Place – Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2700 or www.theartplace.us. G.i. Joe Show. Toys, comics, and pop culture collectables. 9am-5pm. $6/$5 12 and under. Cobb County Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 404-4012798 or www.joelanta.com. “Salute to America” by the Cobb Wind Symphony, an adult community band. Free/Donations accepted. 3pm. Kell High School Auditorium, 4770 Lee Waters Road, Marietta. More info: 678-305-7148 or www.cobbwindsymphony.org. May 18 56th Annual Military Affairs luncheon. 11:30am. $40/$400 table of 10. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta 30339. More info: 770-980-2000 or info@cobbchamber.org. Town Hall Meeting with District 3 Cobb County Commissioner Tim Lee. 7pm. Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-3317. Annual Mt. Zion uMC “Golf for His Glory” Tournament benefitting the church’s local missions, global missions and youth programs. $550/team of 4, includes kickoff breakfast, awards and prizes. Sponsorships available. Registration: 7am. Breakfast: 8am. Shotgun start: 10am. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-9711465, ext. 250 or www.mtzionumc.org. May 19 Miss Cobb County Scholarship Pageant Audition. Young women are invited to take the first step to becoming a contestant by being selected in our preliminary contestant audition. This pageant awards some $30,000 in cash scholarships and prizes. Contestants only. Closed to the public. 7pm. Anderson Theatre, Cobb County Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: Gene Phillips, 770-435-6378 or Alice Surber, 770-973-3214 or www.misscobb.com. Family & Friends CPR. Basic course for new parents and caregivers; no certification given. 6-8:30pm. $40/person. WellStar Health Place, 677 Church Street, Marietta. More info: 770-956-7827. Divorce Seminar designed for anyone who is contemplating filing for divorce but does not know what to expect. Taught by a practicing family law attorney with over 16 years of experience. 6:30pm. $49/person. Marietta Community School, 1171 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info: Janice Tucker 770-429-3170, ex. 3301 or jtucker@marietta-city.k12.ga.us. May 21 “evening with History” with retired uSAF Colonel Roger Graham, author of “The Nimrods”. 7-9pm. Free/members. $5/ non-members. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Suite 200, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5710. May 22 Celebrate Musical Theatre presented by the Michael O’Neal Signers. MOS completes its twentieth season celebration with this captivating concert of favorites from the world of musical theatre. 8pm. $20/$15 in advance; $22/$17 at the door. Roswell united Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard in Historic Roswell, Georgia. More info: 770-594-7974 or www.mosingers.com.

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May 25 Patriotic Concert! Enjoy a concert by special guest artist, Larry Douglas Embury, artist-in-residence at Atlanta’s Fox Theater. 5pm. Free. Mt. Bethel uMC, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-2880 or www.mtbethel.org.

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May 26-29 Pope Cheerleading Association Mini-Camps. The participants will learn a short dance, cheer, chant, simple stunting, and various jumps. Available to rising K-5th graders. 9am12pm. $65/on day; $60/pre-registration. Pope High School Gym, 3001 Hembree Road, Marietta. More info: Sharon 678-560-5603 or shadersh@aol.com or www.popehs.typepad.com/popecheer. May 27 east Cobb Area Council - Cobb Chamber of Commerce meeting. update from our local County Commissioners Bob Ott and Tim Lee. 7:30am. $15 ($30 non-members). Online Registration and Refunds end on Monday, May 25 at Noon. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta 30068. More info: 770-980-2000. May 29 The Return (Beatles Tribute Band) presented by Marietta Parks and Recreation and Downtown Marietta Development Authority. 8pm, rain or shine. Free. Limited.Table reservations available. Blankets and lawn chairs may be set up after 4pm. More info: www.mariettaga.gov. Montgomery Gentry opening this year’s summer season. 8pm. $20-$300. Mable House Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. More info: 770-819-7765 or www.mablehouse.org. May 30 ian Schumacher Band, a great evening of Big Band music. Lawn opens 7pm. Performances: 7:30pm. Free. $25/ table of 8. The Art Place – Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2700 or www.theartplace.us. May 30 4th Annual ”Wing n’ Rock Fest” sponsored by 97.1 The River with chicken wing restaurants and four rock bands providing food and entertainment. Free. 2-10pm. Wing-eating contest at 5:30pm. More info: www.mariettaga.gov. June 1 The Carpenter open sponsored by Knights of Columbus. A day of golfing and raffles with proceeds going to Charitable Initiative of The Knights of Columbus Council 9792. 7am: registration & breakfast; 9am: shot gun start. $125/registration. Deadline: mid-May. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: Jim Gust 770-649-0745 or cssgust@mindspring.com. June 4 Business to Business expo sponsored by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce. Known as the premier Chamber sponsored business to business exposition in the area, this annual event is held for the promotion of local businesses and corporate networking. More than 150 companies showcase their products and services to almost 1,000 attendees. Open to the public, this event keeps participants on the competitive edge with networking, idea sharing, product introduction and service solutions attracting executives at every level. 4-7pm. Free to attend. Cobb Galleria Centre. More info: 770-980-2000.

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Marietta Greek Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Many people in the East Cobb community have watched The Marietta Greek Festival grow from its humble beginnings at the Cobb County Civic Center, to an anticipated, yearly community event! 2009 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Marietta tradition, and all are invited to come celebrate and escape to Greece! Started in 1989, the Marietta Greek Festival brought Greece to East Cobb. Year after year, springtime meant Greek time, and thus a tradition was born. Host to 5,000 people in the early years, the Festival continues to grow. In 2000, the Festival Committee, with a leap of faith, decided to move from the Civic Center to our church grounds for the 2001 Festival. With a half completed amphitheatre, a Byzantine sanctuary that was just a steel skeleton, and no landscaping, how were we going to pull it off? All we had was the Parish Life Center and the upper and lower parking lot on which to host the festival. People were used to the festival being in the same location for years. As a testament to the support of the community, people still came from all over to share in Greek culture and traditions and to see our progress. We creatively worked around construction, mud, and rain. The result? We managed to entertain our guests with the same zest and enthusiasm festival-goers have come to enjoy for the past 20 years. Now, the outside of the Byzantine sanctuary and traditional Greek amphitheatre are complete. The amazing handpainted iconography in the church itself is moving toward completion. The grounds have expanded to support the 15,000 festival-goers that become Greek for the weekend. And, even though The Marietta Greek Festival has grown in size, the heart and soul of the event has remained true. Year after year, the Marietta Greek Festival pleases its guests, and this year will not disappoint. From the homemade Greek food and pastries, the live Greek music, authentic Greek dancing, and so much more, it is fun for the whole family! We invite you to visit our church home and experience Greece for the weekend! The Marietta tradition, which is our biggest fundraiser of the year, opens Friday, May 15th at 3 pm. Kids eat FREE on Friday from 3-6 pm. The fun continues
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on Saturday, May 16th, 10am-11pm, and concludes Sunday, May 17th, 11 am-7 pm. Admission is just $2.00 (kids 12 and under are FREE). Join us on the church grounds of Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 3431 Trickum Road, Marietta, 30066. Log onto www.mariettagreekfestival.org for coupons, special offers and all your festival information. We look forward to celebrating our 20th Anniversary with you and your families! OPA!




At the 20th Annual

“The Best Family Entertainment Value in Cobb County”

May 15 Friday

May 16 Saturday

May 17 Sunday

SAVOR Homemade Greek Food & Pastries ENJOY Live Greek Music & Dancing TOUR our Byzantine Sanctuary LEARN about Greek Culture & Traditions SHOP for Imported Greek Gifts & Jewelry PLAY in our Kids Art Area
On the Church Grounds

(Between Sandy Plains Road and Shallowford Road) Admission $2.00 (Children 12 and under free) Visit www.mariettagreekfestival.org for special promotions and free admission coupons Festival Hotline: 770/924-8080
Parking and Shuttle Bus Service is available at: Simpson Middle School, Trickum Road Church of Latter Day Saints, Trickum Road (except Sunday) Lassiter High School, Shallowford Road Shallowford Crossing Shopping Center, Shallowford & Trickum Roads

Pet of the Month: Jesse
Owner: Joyce E. Shetler, Marietta

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Breed: Ragdoll Cat Age & Gender: 4 year old male Favorite Food: Kitty treats Favorite Person: Joyce (Mom) - the one who feeds him Best Trick: He fetches rubber bands shot across the room Turn ons: Belly scratched Turn offs: Combing Favorite Toy: Mr. Mouse last Seen: Napping What Makes Jesse so special: He is my first pet ever and he loves me to death! He has the personality of a dog with less “maintenance”.

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Pet Rescue Groups Arrange Pet Adoptions
All Paws Considered 770-640-5550 An all-volunteer non-profit no-kill pet rescue organization that rescues neglected, abused and homeless animals and provides them with needed medical care and rehabilitation until a permanent home can be found. Adoptions: Saturday, 9am-5pm, PetsMart, 1285 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30068. Atlanta Canine Adoption Project (ACAP) 404-316-2457 • ww.acap.petfinder.com ACAP is dedicated to the welfare of animals in need. We wish that we had the resources to help everyone who needs to find a new home of their dog/cate, but sadly we are a small group with limited human and fiscal resources. If you need to find a hope for your pet, we suggest tht you contact SPOT. Adoptions: Every Saturday, 1-4pm, PetsMart, 3221 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. Atlanta Pet Rescue 720 14th St. NW • Atlanta, GA 30318 404-815-6680 • www.atlantapetrescue.org Atlanta Pet Rescue is a non-profit, volunteer-based no-kill animal shelter dedicated to rescuing unwanted pets. We provide compassionate care of homeless dogs and cats. Adoptions: Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm. Saturday: 12-5pm. Atlanta Humane Society & SPCA Veterinary Clinic 981 Howell Mill Rd. NW • Atlanta, GA 30318 Main: 404-875-5331 • Clinic: 404-875-6420 www.atlantahumane.org Adoptions: Monday-Friday: 11am-7pm. Saturday-Sunday: 10am-6pm. Cobb County Animal Control 1060 Al Bishop Drive • Marietta, GA 30008 770-499-4136 Adoptions: Tuesday-Saturday: 9:30am-5:30pm. Sunday: 25pm. Good Mews Animal Foundation 736 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta, GA 30068 770-499-CATS • www.goodmews.org A non-profit organization that operates a no-kill, cage-free shelter for homeless, abused, and abandoned cats. Adoptions: Saturday: 10am-4pm. Sunday: 1-4pm (except last Sunday of the month) Homeless Pets Foundation 404-451-9494 • www.homelesspets.com A non-profit organization that assists animal shelters and pet owners in need providing critical medical care, food, foster care and comfort to homeless animals. Adoptions: Monday-Thursday, 9am-8pm, Town & Country Veterinary Clinic, 1343 Gresham Road, Marietta, GA 30007. Saturday-Sunday, 12-4:30pm, PetsMart (128 Perimeter Center W, Atlanta, GA 30346 and 2540 Cumberland Blvd. SE, Smyrna, GA 30080). Humane Society of Cobb County 148 Fairground Street, SE • Marietta, GA 30060 770-428-5678 or 770-428-9882 • www.humanecobb.org Encourages the humane treatment of animals and proper care of pets. Offers animal control, humane education, library, lost and found and adopt-a-pet program. Adoptions: Monday-Saturday, 12-5pm, by appointment. our Pal’s Place 4508 Canton Road • Marietta, GA 30066 678-795-0202 • www.ourpalsplace.org A non-profit pet adoption facility and education center dedicated to finding permanent homes for orphaned animals, provide educational services to enhance the lives of animal companions and promote positive news about animal welfare by working with local shelters and animal rescue organizations. Adoptions: Saturday-Sunday, 1-5pm. Paws Atlanta 5287 Covington Highway • Decatur, GA 30035 770-593-1155 • www,pawsatlanta.org Adoptions: Monday-Friday, 12-5:30pm. Saturday-Sunday: 10am-5:30pm. Second Chance Animal Rescue & Adoptions www.secondchancedogs.org An all volunteer, non-profit animal rescue group dedicated to rescuing as many dogs from death row at county run animal controls as possible and placing them in perfect homes. Adoptions: Saturday-Sunday at various PetsMarts. See website. Small Dog Rescue and Humane Society 404-705-7297 • www.smalldoghumane.org A non-profit charitable organization dedicated to finding loving homes for homeless dogs in the Atlanta area. Adoptions: Weekends at PetCo, Whole Foods Shopping Center (5938 Roswell Rd. NE, Sandy Springs 30328) and PetsMart, North Point Shopping Center (6370 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta 30022). Various times. See website. Southern Hope Humane Society 900 Mansell Road, Suite 23 • Roswell, GA 30076 770-445-7294 • www.southernhope.org This non-profit, no-kill humane society takes in animals from metro Atlanta animal control shelters and adopts them out. Adoptions: Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm.

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Copeland’s of New Orleans > 3131 Cobb Parkway Suite 200 Atlanta 30339 770-612-3311 1142 Barrett Parkway > Kennesaw 30144 770-919-9612 Mon.-Thurs., 11am-10pm Fri.-Sat., 11am-11pm Sun., 10am-10pm (Brunch served 10am-3pm) Houlihan’s 1401 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30062 770-977-9324 Trilogy 4930 Davidson Rd. NE Marietta 30068 770-971-4770 5-10pm/Dining. 5pm-2am. Friday & Saturday/Entertainment Trilogy specializes in entertainment and events. Open 5 days a week for dinner service with trivia, karaoke, bands featured on different nights. Banquets and events on any day or night.

J. Christopher’s 1205 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 770-579-6800 Sunrise Biscuit 4017 Canton Rd. Marietta 30066 770-516-9556

Lee’s Golden Buddha #7 2524 Cobb Pkwy Smyrna 30080 770-980-1800 Mon – Sun 11am – 10:30pm Chinese, Malaysian, Thai & Korean cuisine. Dine-in or carry-out; delivery available. Consumer choice award for best Chinese restaurant from 1999-2004. Panda Express 4275 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 770-509-6708

Café Paris 1100 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 770-851-9061 Monday-Saturday: 8am-9pm; Sunday: 8am-3pm East Cobb’s neighborhood bistro specializing in really fresh, homemade fare. Soups, salads, grilled sandwiches, breakfast all day, quiche, crepes and dinner specials.

Cajun Meat Co. 2207 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 770-321-4300

Christos’ 2900 Delk Road Marietta, 30067 770-952-1965

Cookies By Design 401 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 770-578-0200 Mon.-Fri. 9am-6pm, Sat. 10am-3pm Cookies by Design created the world’s first cookie arrangement more than 20 years ago and continues to provide customers with gift-giving arrangements of individually hand-decorated cookies in a variety of shapes and sizes for every occasion.

The Cake Company & Cafe 255 Village Parkway Marietta 30067 770-980-1115 Monday-Saturday: 9am-4pm Local cafe serving breakfast and lunch daily. Freshly-made salads, sandwiches, quiche and soup. Bakery serves madefrom-scratch cookies, gourmet cakes and cupcakes. Don’t miss our brioche french toast.

Backyard Burgers 1323 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 770-509-0444 Fuddruckers 3000 Windy Hill Road Marietta 30067 770-980-9863

7 Star Restaurant 3000 Windy Hill Road Marietta 30067 770-690-0083 Buddha’s Delight. 2731 Sandy Plains Road Marietta 30066 770-565-1995

AJ’s Famous Seafood & Poboys 2100 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 678-999-0767 Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen 2830 Windy Hill Road Marietta 30067 770-984-8899

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Brusters >4724 Lower Roswell Road Marietta 30068 770-977-3299 >3735 Trickum Rd. Marietta 30066 770-516-7722 Cold Stone Creamery 640 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 678-236-2653 Nucci’s Italian Ice & Gelato 1050 E. Piedmont Road Marietta, GA 30062 770-321-0954 Rita’s Ice-Custard 2986 Johnson Ferry Rd. Marietta 30062 770-650-6705 TCBY Treats 4305 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 770-977-4506 iT

Asahi Japanese Steak & Sushi Bar 2960 Shallowford Road Marietta, GA 30066 678-560-0015 Fuji Hana Steak & Sushi 1255 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 678-560-8071 An

Basil Wraps 2800 Canton Road Marietta 30066 770-514-9990 Mon. – Sat. 10a.m. – 8p.m. Mediterranean Cuisine Falafel, Gyros, Shawerma, Hummus, Babaghanouj, salads, lamb, beef, chicken, H ebrew National hot dogs served daily. Cafe Med 2635 Sandy Plains Road Marietta 30066 770-579-0630 Mediterranean Grill 1255 Johnson Ferry Rd Marietta, GA 678-996-0045 Dine in, carry out and catering available.

Sal Grosso 1927 Powers Ferry Road Atlanta 30339 770-850-1540 www.salgrosso.com Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2pm; Sun: 12-3pm Dinner: Sun-Mon: 5-9pm; Tue-Sat: 5-10pm Enjoy an international buffet with tableside service by gauchos serving an assortment of delicious meats.

The Dinner A’Fare The Avenue® – East Cobb 4475 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 770-565-6551 www.dinnerafare.com The fresh approach to convenience. We provide healthy recipes and fresh ingredients to help you get dinner back on the table. Super Suppers 736 Johnson Ferry Rd. Marietta, GA 30068 770 579-4788 www.sseastcobbga.com www.supersuppers.com Healthy, no-hassle meals made with fresh ingredients and zero Trans Fat. Take premade entrees and sides from our Grab N’ Go freezer during store hours. Assemble entrees in-store during our walk-in hours (no appointment necessary), or order to pickup custom entrees made to your specifications. Stock up for a week or a month to have healthy meal choices ready in minutes for your family.

Café Life at Life Grocery 1453 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 770-977-9583 Mon-Sat 11am-7pm; Sun 12-5pm Healing, Wellness, & Healthy Food for the Mind, Body & Soul. Choose from a variety of organic vegan foods. Enjoy healthy, delicious, & nutritious all day buffet & salad bar.

Granny’s Home Country Buffet 2520 E. Piedmont Road Marietta 30062 770-565-7780 Green Tomato Buffet 1275 Powers Ferry Road Marietta 30067 770-618-8451

Amore’s 4401 Shallowford Rd. Roswell 30075 678-822-2222 Scalini’s Italian Restaurant 1205 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 770-321-4343 Spaghetti Warehouse 2475 Delk Road Marietta 30067 770-953-1175Ali

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local Farmers Markets offer Fresh Foods
Farmers markets are gaining popularity throughout Cobb County thanks to farmers with organic fruits and vegetables, gardeners with fresh flowers and plants, and makers of all sorts of edible home goods-- from yummy desserts to local raw honey and homemade sauces and jellies. If you’re craving locally-grown, fresh produce, here’s a list of farmer’s markets in Cobb County: Acworth Farmers Market Lemon and Main Streets Downtown Acworth through October Fridays, 7-10 am More info: Amanda Sutter, 770-974-8813 Harry’s Farmers Market 70 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta Every 2nd Sunday of the Month, 11am-3pm More info: 770-578-4400 or Martha.Oh@wholefoods.com Kennesaw Farmers Market Main Street in Downtown Kennesaw Every Tuesday, 7am -11am More info: 770-815-8870 life university-Village Farmers Market 1269 Barclay Circle (Honor Circle near the old Village on the Life university campus), Marietta May-August, Wednesdays, 9:30am-1pm or until sold out. More info: www.LIFE.edu or 770-427-9513 Marietta Square Farmers Market Historic Marietta Square-on North Park Square, Marietta May-August 30, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon More info: Johnny Fulmer, 770-499-9393 www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net Powder Springs Farmers Market 4484 Marietta Street, Powder Springs May-October, Thursdays, 4-8 p.m. More info: Sherri, 404-357-2245 or 770-943-1666.

Farmers Market Coming to east Cobb
In keeping with its aim of adding value and vibrancy to the East Cobb community, the third Paper Mill Market to be held May 15-17 will be introducing a Farmers’ Market. Then, beginning June 6, the Paper Mill Village Farmers’ Market will be held every Saturday from 8:30am – 12:30 pm. Tina Soucie, representing Paper Mill Village and Hoyt Williams, owner/proprietor of Artisans Foods Restaurant in Roswell, are spearheading this new endeavor. “We are thrilled to be able to support our local farmers, food artisans and the East Cobb Community with a Farmers’ Market,” Soucie reports. Farmers’ Markets are not a new concept. Traditionally, a weekly market day is a normal part of life in villages and town squares around the world. In some parts of the world, there are actually markets in existence today that are over a century old! New markets appear regularly and the older markets are enjoying renewed growth in Europe and North America. In the u.S. and Canada, the number of markets has grown from 1,755 in 1994 to 4,385 in 2006. Farmers’ Markets are distinguished by providing produce that is locally-grown and therefore, very fresh. Picked at the peak of flavor, the produce is able to retain it’s highest nutritional content and homegrown taste. Paper Mill Village is located at the intersection of Paper Mill Road and Johnson Ferry Road.


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Recipes of the Month
Submitted By East Cobb resident, Elizabeth Jenkins

oven Roasted Cornish Hens
ingredients: 2-4 Cornish Hen (fresh or frozen and thawed) One large oven roasting bag Italian Dressing, Worchestershire Sauce, Lemons Any of the following fresh or dried herbs and spices: Rosemary, Thyme, Garlic, Garlic Powder, Lemon and Pepper seasoning Directions: Spray inside of bag with baking spray to prevent hens from sticking to bag. Wash hens and clean out cavity. Place hens inside roasting bag with breast-side down on a cooking sheet. Sprinkle dressing, sauce and squeeze and place fresh lemons in bag along with the hens. Dress hens with fresh and/or dried herbs and spices as desired for your taste. Seal bag with enclosed tie and pierce a few times. Place bag of hens inside a 375 degree oven for approximately 1 hour, longer if preparing mulitiple hens.

selizabeth Jenkins and her “Granny”

Often grandmothers are known for some recipe that they may hand down from one generation to the next. In an effort to pay a Mother’s Day cooking tribute to my recently deceased 93-year old grandmother, I wanted to spotlight a recipe that she passed down, however Granny was not the kind that created and prepared Southern delicacies that one might have expected from her deep-roots Southern kitchen. She was a simple “chef”, but one that indeed passed along some culinary lessons to me, which I didn’t realize until I ventured on this exercise. On a visit to her home when I was in college, she prepared a fabulous meal - one in which I was very impressed. And I can assure you, it will impress anyone who sits at your table. I was treated to Oven Roasted Cornish Hen and Spinach Souffle-Stuffed Tomatoes. It’s this simple:

Spinach Souffle - Stuffed Tomatoes
ingredients: 4 fresh and sturdy tomatoes 1 package frozen creamed spinach, thawed 1 egg Grated Parmesan cheese Directions: Slice the top off the tomato, and scoop out the pulp, keeping the sides intact. Mix the egg and thawed spinach together and spoon the mixture into the prepared tomatoes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Do you have a family recipe handed down from generation to generation? Or maybe a favorite dish that always gets rave reviews from your family and friends? Well, the EAST COBBER wants to know about them. Show off your favorite recipes in our new feature, ‘Recipe of the Month.’ Mail your recipe to the EAST COBBER at P.O. Box 672121, Marietta, GA 30006-0036 or email them to recipes@eastcobber. com, Re: ‘Recipe of the Month’. Please include your name and contact information with the recipe.

As a young college student, I was certainly impressed that my grandmother went to such lengths to prepare such a meal for me! Of course a few years later, I learned that even I could prepare that meal and impress my boyfriend, who is now my husband today. Indeed my grandmother did pass down a legacy that continues to be passed on to her great-grandchildren. A delicious meal doesn’t have to include a long list of ingredients and countless hours in the kitchen. utilizing what we have in our cabinets and even some prepared ingredients, one can deliver a meal with much love that can satisfy its purpose; that is to nourish the body, heart and soul and bring a family together.



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east Cobb County Zonings and Variances for May
The following is a list of zonings to be reviewed by the Planning Commission on Tuesday, May 5, at 9am. The Board of Commissioners will vote on these zonings Tuesday, May 19 at 9am. These listings are provided by the East Cobb Civic Association. For comments and final actions by these organizations, please visit www.eastcobb.net. Petition luP-11: CS River’s Atlanta LLLP 203/406-1300, , represented by J. Kevin Moore of Moore, Ingram, Johnson& Steele, LLP 770/429-14799 requests a land use permit for , the placement of a tent for period of time exceeding 30 days. Located on the northeasterly side of Powers Ferry Road and east of Windy Ridge Parkway; District 17, Land Lot 1033 & 1056,Parcels 2,4,7. Size of tract is 32.49 acres. Current zoning: RM-12. Proposed use: Tent placement for more than 30 days The following is a list of variances to be reviewed by the Board of Zoning Appeals Wednesday, May 13 at 1pm. Petition V-33: William B. Barbee.770-386-8738, representing himself, requests to: 1) Waive the lot size from 20,000 s.f. to 15,542 s.f.; and 2) Waive the side setback form 25’ to 17’ adjacent to the southern property line. Property is located on the northeast intersection of Hamby Road and Hazelwood Drive (15 Hamby Road); 16th District, Land Lot 1243, Parcel 19. Size of tract is 0.356 acres. Current zoning: GC. Current land use is Low density residential. Reason: Office Petition V-34: Faith Lutheran Church. 404-732-7003, represented by Robert C. Bissell. 404-732-7003, requests to waive the required 35’ landscape screening buffer adjacent to the northwest property line. Property is located on the north side of Lower Roswell Road, west of Holt Road (2111 Lower Roswell); 16th District, Land Lots 1244 & 1245, Parcel 28. Size of tract is 4.9 acres. Current zoning: R-20. Current land use is Low Density Residential. Reason: Level Parking Lot for Play Area Petition V-36: Donna Muth.404-233-7281, representing herself, requests the following: 1) Waive the rear setback on lot 40 for an accessory structure over 144 s. f. from the required 35’ to 8’ (for the gazebo); 2) Allow an accessory structure (existing 72 s. f. frame building) to be closer to the side street than the principal structure; and3) Waive the rear setback for an accessory structure under 144 s. f. from 5’ to 3’ (existing). Property is located on the northwest intersection of Kinridge Trail and Kinridge Road (2147 Kinridge Road); 16th District, Land Lot 733, Parcel 40. Size of tract is 0.5 acres. Current zoning: R-20. Current land use is Low Density Residential. Reason: Gazebo and Existing Structure not in compliance Petition V-42: Daniel J. Mohan. 404-233-7000, representing himself, requests the following: 1) Waive the side setback on the northern property line on parcel 32 from 12’ to 0’; 2) Waive the front setback from 45’ to 44’; and 3) Waive the maximum height of a fence from 6’ to 12’ along Johnson Ferry (existing). Property is located on the southwestern side of Hidden Lake Court and on the east side of Johnson Ferry Road, south of Hampton Farms Drive (277 Hidden Lake Court); 1st District, Land Lot 82, Parcel 32. Size of tract is .8 acres. Current zoning: R-30. Current land use is Low Density Residential. Reason: Garage Addition and Fence not in compliance. This information was provided by the East Cobb Civic Association. The East Cobb Civic Association meets the last Wednesday of the month at 7pm, East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. All are welcome. More info: Jill Flamm, 770-552-8206.

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Dreams of Recovery
By Cindy Donald
It was Good Friday, March 25, 2005, around noon, a beautiful spring day. I just received a bathing suit in the mail, tried it on, and went outside to lie out. There was no sun in my backyard and personally bugs in the grass freak me out. So I lay out in the driveway. I was talking on the phone to my best friend, Ashley Hallman. She lives out of town, so I knew I’d be on the phone with her for awhile. life was changed instantly and drastically, I didn’t know what to fully expect. All I knew was in order to face this unforeseeable challenge and move forward with my life, I have to stay positive and keep myself motivated to accomplish the things that are important to me in life. I remember when I got my wheelchair, I thought, “Thank God! Now I can get out of this bed”. Coming Home to a Band of Angels What a celebration!! I met neighbors I never even knew. For a full year, my neighbors of Cooks Valley in Marietta, Ga. came to my rescue, as well as my parent’s. While my mom and I would go to Shepherd three days a week for therapy, my neighbors would come clean and bring food so my mom could get rest and be able to care for me. I had a special family friend that would come take me out to eat in order for my mom to get more rest. When I got hurt, so many people in the community reached out to help me and my family. My neighbor next door, Bob Kern, became our family photographer. He would take pictures when I first came home from Shepherd, when I would go to therapy, just all pictures and videos of my progress. He was like a proud uncle! Johnson Ferry Baptist Church helped with the home modifications while First Baptist of Woodstock and Carl Black donated me a full sized Ford E250 handicap van. Then along came the angel walking down the street wearing red shorts. Woody King - What an amazing man! Woody, a lung cancer survivor, has undergone two surgeries, continues to walk every day in our neighborhood, and I didn’t even know him. As I was sunning outside, as I often do after therapy; he came up the driveway, and we immediately hit it off. We talked about the many things that we both face in life. But he talked to me about his positive outlook on life and how he has put all his trouble behind him and continues to live a full and rewarding life. Woody, also known as the Mayor of Einstein Bagel in East Cobb, mentioned me at the next breakfast club meeting and all the guys wanted to think of some way to help me. So this wonderful group of men, I so affectionately call “The Bagel Boys” started doing a Magic Show featuring Atlanta’s Top Magician K.C. Roberts & Auction fundraiser for me. One by one, they started introducing me to some Atlanta celebrities like Fredi Gonzalez, Bobby Cox, and Ned Yost, and even a uS Senator, Johnny Isakson. For two years, they helped me financially be able to continue the beyond therapy program at Shepherd Center, which cost approximately $3500 a month. I was so fortunate to have met these great caring men and their great caring wives. I have been truly blessed. I graduated from Kennesaw State university in May, 2008, and my new lifelong friends have truly kept my dreams of recovery alive. Continued on following page >>
3 May 2009

s Cindy Donald

My dad was coming home from work for a quick lunch. I had talked to him on the phone earlier, but I didn’t mention I was in the driveway. I actually heard him coming, turned to look over my shoulder at him, and thought he saw me. So I lay back down on the towel with my head facing the street and my feet facing the backyard. Before I knew it, he was pulling up the driveway. The front license plate of the Dodge Intrepid struck my head and crushed it to my chest breaking my neck at the C4 level. I told my friend, Ashley, “I just got ran over; I’ll have to call you back.” Then I just laid there. I remained conscious; however, not realizing I was instantly paralyzed. My dad jumped out of the car and came immediately by my side. He was holding me and kept telling me, “OH, I’m so sorry; I didn’t see you, Baby.” He screamed so loud for help and quickly called 911. He begged the 911 lady to stay on the phone and pray with us. My mom came running out of the house screaming and crying and was so afraid. She didn’t realize my dad had reached 911, and I didn’t realize I had not hung the phone up, so the phone was not working for my mom to call 911. So she ran hysterically screaming to the neighbors for them to call 911. I remained conscious the entire time trying to convince my dad everything is OK. I remember telling him, “I just can’t feel my arms, and I’m going to be okay. Never thinking my legs could not move, I only felt like my arms were wrapped around my stomach. But my arms were really by my side. First came the fire trucks, then the police officers, and I told them, “That’s nice you’re here, but where’s the ambulance.” Then unexpectedly we heard a loud noise overhead. The police officer said, “there they are.” The life flight helicopter landed in the cul-de-sac in my neighborhood. I was flown to North Fulton Regional Hospital (NFRH) in Alpharett, where Neurologist, Dr. Florence Barnett, performed surgery for the next three hours. When I woke up from surgery, that’s when I found out: I was a C4/C5 quadriplegic with no movement beyond my neck. I remained in NFRH ICu for the rest of the weekend, and then transferred to the Shepherd Spinal Center in Atlanta where I spent the next two months in rehab learning how to deal with my new life. I never realized all the small things I had always taken for granted. Now my



So, now it’s time for me to pass on my good fortune to others. Like Woody, I want to put my troubles behind me and think of ways to help others with similar situations like mine to receive the therapy, or equipment, they need and the research we all will need. So please join me in keeping the dreams of recovery alive. The Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization formed in February, 2008. Many devoted individuals from the community all share the common goal of seeking Dreams of Recovery for Cindy and all the many others who have suffered the devastating effects of paralysis due to spinal cord and/or brain injuries. Dreams of Recovery focuses on three major factors involved in the lives of individuals with spinal cord and brain injuries: (1) granting financial support for individuals to participate in approved therapy programs which are not covered by insurance, (2) granting individuals equipment to improve daily life, and (3) granting approved institutions necessary funding to conduct scientific research to find a cure for paralysis. Dreams of Recovery strives to help individuals receive the therapy they so desperately need, as well as the necessary therapeutic equipment to promote nerve regeneration and gain muscle mass. Through knowledge and experience, the foundation is dedicated to promoting awareness and need for funding of scientific research to find a cure for paralysis. Dreams of Recovery is dedicated to provide financial support to individuals with spinal cord and/or brain injuries to receive therapy that isn’t covered by insurance, equipment that promotes nerve regeneration and muscle mass, and to further their research to improve mobility. We are very excited that we will be sponsoring our first two individuals in June.

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What: 18 Holes of Golf for a Great Cause Four Man Lauderdale Teams - $125.00/Player When: Thursday May 14, 2009 Registration 7:00 am, Shotgun Start 9:00 am Register by May 7, Rain Date Thursday May 21 Where: Dogwood Golf Club 4207 Flint Hill Rd Austell, GA 770-941-2202 Why: Raise Money For The Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation a Non-Profit Organization to Help Individuals with Paralysis & Brain Injuries

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Jonathan James recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a member of Cub Scout Pack 83 at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, where he received the Arrow of Light before crossing over to Troop 797. Troop 797 has offered many ways to develop leadership. Jon’s Eagle project was constructing two-tiered 65 feet long retaining walls in the front of Dickerson Middle School in order to correct an erosion problem as well as improve the esthetic appeal of the school grounds. Sprayberry High School senior Kristine Polley was recently named Georgia Class AAAA Swimmer of the Year! Kristine swims at the interscholastic level for the Sprayberry High School Yellow Jackets, as well as the Stingrays competitive swimming program. A 5-star rated swimmer committed to Florida State university, Miss Polley has been swimming competitively since age six. While attending Simpson Middle School in 2004, she was featured in Sports Illustrated’s ‘Faces in the Crowd’ segment for winning a gold medal while swimming against high school girls at the Georgia Senior State Championships. Pictured left to right are: Cameron, Shelby and Robert Roper. These three teenage members of the Roper family recently spent a day serving as pages in the Georgia State Senate. This was the first time that all three children were able to participate together. Robert, age 13, joined his older siblings Shelby, age 17, and Cameron, age 16, for his first day as a page. He had experienced mentors: Cameron has served for the three previous years, Shelby for two. Shelby and Cameron are students at Wheeler High School. Robert is a student at East Cobb Middle School.

The Walton High School 5A roller hockey team beat Lassiter High School 4-3 in overtime to claim the state championship title last month. This is the first time that Walton has won the state championship at the 5A level. Pictured left to right are: Coach Healy, Justin Gibson, Cody Crawford, David Bakin, Ryan Merrick, Andrew Healy, Robert Sullivan, Brian Preston, evan Hendricks, Alex Couch and Coach Preston.
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Walton High School students won the 2009 state Academic Bowl championship. Led by their team captain, Kayhan nejad, members include Gazi Rashid, Rahul Garabadu, Abubakar Abid and Austin Harlow. This is the team’s eighth overall state title. The Gardenia Chapter of National Charity League recently honored graduating high school seniors Corey english, Stephanie Pulido and Taylor Farish of Walton High School for their commitment and service to the community. The mission of National Charity League is to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. The award-winning Kell and Wheeler High Schools’ Robotic Teams earned big awards at the 2009 Southeastern Regional Competition. Kell High School won the 2008 Peachtree Regional Award, which recognizes the team that has been most effective in working to change student and cultural attitudes toward science, technology and math education. Wheeler’s team won the Engineering Inspiration Award, which is the second highest award given in the competition. It recognizes overall team ability to increase interest and awareness in the field of engineering. The competition started with more than 1,600 teams from 11 different countries. Only 40 teams earn the Regional Chairman’s Award.

Annie Wang won first place in the Theodore Roosevelt Association public speaking finals in Cobb. Wang, a senior at Walton High School, plans to study political science next year at Yale university. Matt Walsch, a senior at Lassiter High School, earned second place. The Theodore Roosevelt Association is a national nonprofit historical society, and contestants spoke on a topic related to Roosevelt .



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notting Hills Apartments: Welcome to Your new Way of living

Mountain View Regional library Reopens

Notting Hills Apartments has undergone a complete transformation! A multi-million dollar renovation has converted the complex into Marietta’s premier apartment home development. You’ll experience unmatched comfort, beauty and convenience combined with the most desirable amenities imaginable – all nestled in a serene, wooded setting. According to Property Manager Debbie Hawley, “Notting Hills has more to offer than any other apartment complex in the area. We’ve got everything anyone could hope to find supported by management and staff whose main goal is to keep residents happy.” Boasting one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, Notting Hills offers a sense of escape from the hectic pace of life. The gated entrance opens to newly paved roads amid tall pines, colorful shrubs and fresh landscaping. All apartment homes feature completely updated kitchens with cherry cabinets, lustrous designer countertops, and sleek black appliances. All-new flooring and plush carpeting throughout provide luxurious warmth and comfort. Each entry foyer leads to a living room with French doors, which open to the patio/balcony area. All apartments feature walk-in closets, washer/dryer connections, and are cable-ready. The Olympic-size pool has been freshly tiled and enhanced with new deck furniture and updated decking. A free wi-fi business lounge has been added to the adjoining clubhouse, which has also undergone a complete renovation. The community offers tennis courts, a play area, and an updated fitness center to give residents locations to exercise as well as mingle with neighbors. Notting Hills is conveniently located at 750 Franklin Road SE in Marietta, close to shopping and restaurants and with easy access to I-75 and everything Marietta and Atlanta have to offer. Call Debbie today at 678-594-0017 to take a tour of your next home.

s Cobb County Public library System Director Tamara George, Bernice Franklin, Cherry Coleman-Graffread, State Rep. Don Parsons, and Cobb County Chairman Sam olens were just some of the people who came out to celebrate the re-opening of the Mt. View library.

Cobb Board of Commissioners and other community leaders cut the ribbon to the newly renovated Mountain View Regional Library on Friday, April 17. Guests at the event included State Rep. Don Parsons and Cobb County Public Board of Trustees Chairman Charles D. Switzer. The 4,000 square foot expansion project added additional space in the children’s wing for seating, more room for materials and a larger program room. Three new study rooms, teen space for materials and study and additional computer workstations were also added. The renovation included upgrading all restrooms, replacing the roof and new paint and carpet. The parking lot was expanded to include 62 new parking spaces and improved lighting. The library is located at 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. For more information, visit cobbcounty. org/Library.

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Put Your Wardrobe to Work

s Dawn Menear and Carmen Abernathy at the Dress for Success drop-off location. Have you ever thought about reviving that age-old ritual of spring cleaning? If so, start with your closet – specifically, the business suits that you don’t wear any longer. Looking into our closets reminds us how much our lives are constantly changing. As children are born, some women choose to work in the home. Many businesses now subscribe to a more casual dress code, influencing clothing choices. Some women simply change sizes over time. Whatever the reason, you can now put those suits back to work, and you don’t have to go far to do it. Mt. Bethel uMC on Lower Roswell Road has a drop-off location that supports an international organization called Dress for Success. Founded in New York City in 1997, Dress for Success is a not-for-profit organization that helps disadvantaged women find jobs, remain employed, and ultimately achieve economic independence. Each woman who becomes a client receives one suit when she has a job interview and can return for a second suit or separates when she finds work. She receives one-on-one attention from a personal shopper who helps her coordinate an interview outfit. Dress for Success receives clients by referrals from non-profit and government agencies, including homeless and domestic violence shelters and job training programs. Although best known for the clothing aspect of its services, Dress for Success also provides employment retention programs, including a Career Center where women can receive career guidance and learn technology skills. On the homefront, Dress for Success Atlanta has helped more than 1,700 women in 2008, reaching the milestone of suiting its 10,000th client. If you would like to participate, bring your suits and business-appropriate accessories (shoes, purses, jewelry) to Mt. Bethel uMC at 4385 Lower Roswell Rd. between 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday. Place the items in the trailer, which is located in the back parking lot to the left of the Christian Activities Center (gym) and playground. A clothing rack designated for Dress for Success is provided. Please make sure the clothing is clean and on hangers. Bagged clothing is not accepted. If you want a tax receipt, sign your name and address on the sheet provided by the rack, and a receipt will be mailed to you. Your clothing will be taken to Dress for Success Atlanta.

East Cobber Father of the Year 2009
All EAST COBBER readers are encouraged to nominate a father who either lives or works in East Cobb County to be this year’s EAST COBBER Father Of The Year. In 200 words or less explain why this man should receive this honor. The Father Of The Year will appear on the front cover of the June/July edition of the EAST COBBER, participate in our annual Parade, and be eligible to receive gifts from local merchants. Mail your essay along with photo to: EAST COBBER, P.O. BOX 672121, Marietta, GA 30006-0036
s Rob Baldini, Father of the Year 2008

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Dermatology Affiliates Kimberley Ward, MD; Jennifer Burger, MD; Rutledge Forney, MD 4939 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 104A • Marietta 30068 404-816-7900 • www.dermatologyaffiliates.com Treatment of any condition impacting skin, nails or hair, including treatments for acne, psoriasis, eczema, warts, moles and diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. Cosmetic and aesthetic services also offered, including botox, fillers, facials, chemical peels, laser hair removal and microdermabrasion.

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new Perspectives for life, llC Amy Head, LCSW 1000 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite B200 • Marietta 30068 404-229-4993 • www.newperspectivesforlife.com New Perspectives for Life offers family counseling and life coaching that focuses on strength, solutions and hope.

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eveningred Chiropractic & Wellness Center 4343 Shallowford Road, Suite G3 • Marietta 30062 770-998-7588 • www.eveningredchiropractic.com Monday-Friday 9am-6pm • Saturday 9am-12pm/by appointment. Sport related injuries, pregnancy, headaches/migraines, joint pain, neck/back pain, numbness & tingling, nutritional counseling. life university Center for Health & optimum Performance 1269 Barclay Circle • Marietta 30060 770-792-6100 • www.life.edu Monday-Friday: 8:30am-8pm; Saturday: 8am-1pm Chiropractic, nutrition, and wellness coaching for the entire family.

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Hyox Medical Treatment Center 2550 Windy Hill Road, Suite 110 •Marietta, GA 30067 678-303-3200 • info@hyox.com • www.hyox.com HyOx Medical Treatment Center is a fully-accredited medical facility specializing in hyperbaric oxygen therapy. We prescribe 100 percent oxygen as a drug with time and pressure limits to patients with chronic wounds, infections and other injuries. Patients breathe the hyperbaric oxygen in Georgia’s largest pressurized chamber to supersaturate the body with the oxygen needed to feed starving tissues and cells and accelerate the healing process. Other services include physical therapy, wound care, social services, and scuba diving physicals. Medical Director Dr. Richard W. King, Jr. is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a board sub-specialty in undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine.

life Grocery Lisa Maden, GM 1453 Roswell Road • Marietta 30062 770-977-9583 • www.lifegrocery.com Life Grocery and Café features a healthy selection of organic produce, nutritious foods, extensive supplements serving those with health challenges and dietary needs.

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Advanced Massage Therapy The Fountains at Olde Towne Center 736 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta 30068 770-784-4606 Office hours: By appointment Specialty: Swedish and neuromuscular massages. Therapeutic massage can reduce anxiety, improves circulation of blood and lymph, improves immune system functioning, improves sleep. Neuromuscular massage relieves aches and pain such as lower back problems and neck problems. In business since 2007.

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east Cobb Shoulder, elbow & Hand Therapy Marge Krengel, OT, CHT 3901 Roswell Road, Suite 100B Marietta, GA 30062 Certified hand therapist with extensive training and experience with shoulder and elbow injuries. All ages, children to seniors. Accept Medicare, BCBS, uHC and others.


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life university opens new Pediatric Care and Development unit
Proper nerve system function is essential to the development and health of your child. The Center for Health and Optimum Performance at Life university recently opened a Pediatric Care and Development unit that provides a holistic way to assess and treat children from a neurological perspective. The unit is directed by Laura Hanson, s Dr. laura Hanson D.C., D.I.C.C.P who is a chiro., practor with advanced training in chiropractic pediatrics and neurodevelopmental therapies. She is directly involved with patient care and in the teaching of Life university’s College of Chiropractic interns in the assessment and care of the pediatric nerve system. According to Dr. Hanson, because children are still developing, the earlier a child is evaluated, the better. In fact, the unit welcomes expectant parents and recommends partnering with women before they become pregnant. In fact, Dr. Hanson says “researchers have discovered that a common thread among the increasing number of children diagnosed with autism, attention deficit disorder and learning disabilities is that the mothers of those children were under some form of health stress during pregnancy.” Before conception is the best time to begin educating patients about nutrition and exercise, as well as ways to reduce stress. The Pediatric Care and Development unit features colorful mats, kid-friendly equipment, lighting and music designed to create an atmosphere for reducing stress that many children feel when visiting the doctor. So far, the unit has been a success. Elizabeth Freck brought her son Toby to the unit and was amazed by the difference the treatment made on Toby and the entire family. “He used to spend his days crying with pain that he could not progress past. Now he is responsive, he is loving and he laughs,” says Freck. “They really focused on the health and well being of all of us and not just on the symptoms.” Taking a holistic approach to treating a patient and their family is one of the benefits of the Pediatric Care and Development unit. Trained specialists work with each patient to eliminate stressors, create nutritional guidelines and develop a coaching plan for moving forward. The fees are affordable and the Center for Health Optimal Performance is located on the campus of Life university at 1415 Barclay Circle in Marietta. For more information, visit www.life.edu/health. To schedule an appointment contact 770-792-6100 or laura.hanson@life.edu.

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east Cobb Foot Ankle Care Dr. Mark Light, D.P .M. East Cobb Office: 4439 Roswell Road • Marietta, GA 30062 770-977-8221 • www.eastcobbfoot.com Kennestone Office: 670 Canton Road • Marietta 30060 770-429-0033 Dr. Light specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of all foot and ankle problems. He provides quality and gentle care for all ages.

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WellStar Kennestone imaging Center in east Cobb
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WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb believes in life well-lived and offers East Cobbers a quality choice for medical imaging services within the community. Conveniently located at 1070 Woodlawn Drive, WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb invites s Steven Brantley, M.D. the community to visit their Quantum Radiology state of the art facility for most medical diagnostic imaging needs. The facility is accredited by the American College of Radiology assuring that highly trained technologists and physicians meet stringent quality standards. The friendly WellStar staff highly emphasizes professionalism, compassionate care and patient satisfaction and is dedicated to uncompromising standards of excellence. WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb is proud to offer state of the art Digital Mammography to provide the most advanced electronic breast images, which are interpreted by Radiologists who are sub-specialized in mammography using the aid of precision, high-resolution monitors. Dr. Steven Brantley explains, “Digital technology assists in improving diagnosis and makes the interpretation of results and historical comparisons 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 Scanning High-Field/Short-Bore MRI Routine Diagnostic Radiology Services High definition ultrasound imaging Women’s Imaging: • Diagnostic and Screening Digital Mammography • Breast MRI • DEXA Bone Densitometry WellStar is committed to providing the best technology to the community with a new High-Field Short-Bore MRI 1.5 Tesla in March which will expand the women’s imaging services to include Breast MRI. This MRI System will perform better quality exams while offering patient comfort with its open ended design. In addition, a new 16-slice CT Scanner is now available and provides the highest quality exams with shorter scan times. Most insurance plans are accepted, and the helpful WellStar staff is happy to answer insurance related questions. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Call 678581-5900 to schedule your imaging appointment with WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb. WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb, 1070 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 100, Marietta, GA 30068, 770-793-9200

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The Joys of Being an “Average” Mom
By Laina Orlando
Most young girls have an innate desire to grow up and be mothers. We play with our “baby dolls” in preparation and anticipation, for the day when we too will become moms…. for real. In the mean time, we practice mothering with our dolls, our siblings, the pets, and if we are lucky, even with our baby cousin! I remember how wonderful I felt when I would play house. I was always the mom – of course – and everyone, including my parents, became the kids in my game of make believe. I distinctly remember practicing being the “perfect” mom as I would proudly giggle and proclaim to my babies: “You don’t have to eat the peas!” Through those make believe scenarios I was actually internalizing my desire to become the “perfect parent” to my kids which, from my childhood perspective, my parents were not to me. As a matter of fact, in my little girl mind, I knew what I didn’t like so I when I grew up I would be the exact opposite of my mom; I was going to grow up and become a “perfect” mom. Secretly, I wanted to be crowned “Best Mom in the Whole Wide World.” So off onto my life’s journey I ventured; a young girl on a mission to become a “perfect” mother to my own kids. In my line of work as a Life Coach, I interact with many stressed out moms. Often, the stress is caused by their trying to live up to an unrealistic image of motherhood that they are not even aware they hold. I am amazed at how many of these women played similar “make believe” games. Even, if only in their minds. Like me, many of my clients were driving themselves ragged trying to live up to the image of their “perfect” mother, or, as in my case, some were working extra hard at being “perfect,” unlike their mother. Either way, this leads to stressed out moms! In both cases, we end up focusing too much of our precious time as moms striving to be the kind of mom that is not natural to us. Whether we strive to become like our moms or the total opposite, matters not, we experience the same net result and end up spending an awful lot of energy living up to an outdated, and often inaccurate, image of our moms. When we allow our intuitive maternal nature to guide us, we will always be the best mothers we can be. That means some times we get things right and other times, well, we don’t. In the end, the best we should strive for is the average between the highs and lows of parenting. One of my favorite aspects, in coaching moms, is when I witness the relief we feel when we discover that we can easily let go of our outdated internal agreement to be “perfect.” As a Life Coach, I help many women overcome internal agreements they’ve made which are hidden and control many of their behaviors. The pressure is off when many of us who “pretend to be perfect moms” recognize that our own mother’s were neither, all that perfect, nor, all that bad. That realization alone gives us permission to be the best “average” mom we can be. The grooviest thing happened when I stopped trying to be a “perfect” mom; I relaxed! I began to enjoy one of motherhood’s precious gifts; the opportunity to appreciate my own mom exactly as she was; perfectly average. Although in my twenty years as a mom I’ve not yet received the “Best Mom in the Whole Wide World” award, I did get the perfect ceramic plaque, perfectly suitable for framing, from my daughter, which simply states: “You Inspire Me.” I chuckle as I wonder; what kind of a mom does she imagine she’ll grow up to be? Maybe one day, she too will need a Life Coach to help her get over the image she created of her mother…..sigh! To all the moms stressing over being perfect: Go ahead, be average! Happy Mother’s Day! Laina Orlando is the founder of The Center for Awareness, 1240 Johnson Ferry Place, Suite B-10, Marietta. For more information visit www.ThePowerofAwareness.com or call 770-565-6111.

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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.
Dine-A-Round: Slate Grill, 1000 Whitlock Ave Tuesday, May 5 11:30am–1pm Cost: On your own. Registration required. Blood Pressure Screening May 7, 12, 21, 27 10am–12pm Get on the Bus, Gus: Part i - “How To” Thursday, May 14 10–11am Public transportation can save you money and help maintain independence. Ron Roberts of Cobb County Transit (CCT) will provide information on the use of public transportation and answer any questions on how you can utilize the system. Get on the Bus, Gus: Part ii – Atlanta Airport Thursday, May 21 Time to be announced Cost: On your own Starting at the Marietta Transfer Station, we will learn how to purchase our fare and make transfers as we make our way to Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. ice Cream and a Movie: Mama Mia Monday, May 18: 1-4pm Cost: $3/Cobb resident. $4/Non-resident. Registration • Up required. to 24 Hour Care • Meal Preparation ABBA Errands/Shopping • songs and a Greek Island, a visual vacation! Mamma • Light Housekeeping Mia • Respite Care Relief is the story of a young woman about to get married who • Companionship discovers one of three men, could be her father. She invites all three to her wedding without telling her mother, Meryl Streep. Join us for the music, fun, romance, adventure, ice cream popcorn and an amazing cast! Tuesday, May 19 10–11:30am Cost: Free. Registration required. Martial Arts specialists, Jimmy and Tom Jones, will be visiting East Cobb Senior Center to facilitate a presentation and demonstration on self-defense. Come learn the techniques to protect yourself! Walk Marietta Square Wednesday, May 27 11am–12:30pm Cost: Free. Registration required. Join us for a walk around Marietta Square! We will meet at the gazebo on the square at 11 o’clock. Afterwards we will enjoy lunch at Sugar Cakes Bakery. Balance walking poles are 348637.QXD 1/15/2008 4:45 PM Page 1 optional.

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50+ Social and Travel Club. Get out and have fun. Meet new friends, go new places, try new things. Meeting times and locations vary. Free. Call Fern, 678520-4629 or activefriends50@yahoo. com AARP Chapter 2830. First Thursday of each month. 1:30pm. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Mary Johnson, 770-926-7881. “Aware & Conscious Birds” Book Club. Mondays 7-8:30pm. Bikram Yoga Marietta, 80 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: awareconsciousbirds@gmail.com or http://consciousness.meetup.com/203. American Association of university Women (AAuW) of Cobb County. Second Wednesday of the month. 7pm. East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road. No meetings in July & August. More info: Sylvia Goodyear, 770594-9901. American needlepoint Guild. Second Tuesday of the month, 6:45pm. Cobb Public Library, Mountain View Branch, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-394-0065. Anne Hathaway Garden Club. Third Wednesday of each month (except July and August). Marietta Educational Garden Center, 505 Kennesaw Avenue NW, Marietta. More info: Charlene Robinson, 770-971-7786. Atlanta World War ii Roundtable. Third Thursday (Sept-June) of the month, 11:30am, Petite Auberge Restaurant, North Druid Hills Road @ LaVista Road, Atlanta. More info: 770-928-4579, or jkovach2000@yahoo.com. Big Chicken Chorus. Every Monday evening. 7:30pm at John Knox Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry Rd. Award winning 50 voice, male, 4 part harmony a capella harmony chorus. More info: Frank, 770-587-1264 or www.bigchickenchorus.org. Bridge Club. Four free lessons; $5 thereafter. Thursdays 7:30pm and Sundays 2pm. Singles are welcome. 1809 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-7717. Business network international (Bni). BNI is an international networking organization with chapters throughout the Atlanta area. New chapter forming in East Cobb. Meeting times to be determined. More info: Karley Barber, 770-977-2383. Business Breakfast networking of east Cobb. Professional Referral Networking. Second Tuesday each month. 8:159:30am. Various Locations. More info: Ellen Kelly, 404-713-2830 or Lnkelly@ sbcglobal.net. Cantare Youth Choirs. Award-winning conductor seeks male and female singers ages 8-20. Tuesday evenings through March. Ages 8-11: 4:45pm. Youth: 6pm. Mt. Bethel united Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-579-1606 or www.cantareyouthchoirs.com. Canton Road Business Association. Luncheon meeting third Wednesday of each month. 11:30am-1pm. $15. Piedmont Baptist Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: www. cantonroadba.org Chess Club. Thursdays 6:30-10pm. Kid Chess, 2502 East Piedmont Road, Suite 160. More info: 770-575-5802 or www. 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 118 invited. More info: B. Schilling, 770643-1010. Cobb County Democratic Committee. Monthly Breakfast. 2nd Saturday each month. 9am. Picadilly Caféteria, 536 Cobb Parkway SE, Marietta. More info: 770-420-7133 or www.eastcobbdems. com/breakfast.htm. Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society. Second Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm. East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Mary Ingram, 770-427-1108, or Leo or Edna Morris, 770-445-9274. Cobb County Genealogical Society. 4th Tuesday, 7pm, Cobb County Central Library, 266 Roswell Street, Marietta. Cobb County Republican Women. Fourth Friday of the month. 11:30am. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street. More info: 770-785-2522 or www.ccrwc.org. Cobb Marietta Retired educators Association. Last Wednesday of the month (except April 23, 6pm). 11:45am. Reservations required. Windy Hill Senior Center, 1885 Smyrna-Roswell Road, Smyrna. More info/Reservations: 770-422-9871. Cobb Regional Republican Women. Third Thursday, every other month. 6:30pm. InfoMart, 1582 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta. More info: Sandra Thompson, 770-578-6646. Colored Pencil Society of America. Atlanta District Chapter 107. First Monday of the month (except April 23, 6pm). 7pm. North DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Room 2 (second floor in the back), More info: Nancy Guerine, 678-354-3590. Dad 2 Dad. A stay-at-home dads group. Every Tuesday and Thursday. 10:30am. Various locations. More info: Richard Collins, 770-579-5445. Danc’n Singles. A square dance club, 1st and 3rd Saturday, 8-10:30am, Smyrna Community Center, 884 Church Street, Smyrna. More info: 770-943-6979. Dog Hikers of Georgia. Every Sunday. 10am. Various Locations. Non-dog owners welcome. More info: Dr. Dan Batchelor, 770-992-2362. Dudes ‘n Darlins Square Dance Club. Classes every Wednesday, 7-9pm. $5. Fullers Park Recreation Center, 3499 Robinson Road, Marietta. Dances on second & fourth Friday each month. 810:30pm. Mountain View Community Center, 3400 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Margaret, 770-7517210 or www.dudesndarlins.com.

east Cobb AARP First Thursday of . the month. 1:30pm, East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road. More info: Martha Boyce, 678-290-9895. east Cobb Bass Club. Visitors, boaters and non-boaters are welcome. 7pm. First Tuesday of each month. Free admission. Attendees pay for dinner. The Rib Ranch, 2063 Canton Road. More info: 770-3643036. east Cobb Business Association. Luncheon and Featured Speaker. Third Tuesday each month. 11:30am-1pm. Hollycrest Hall, 2235 Sewell Mill Road, Marietta. More info: Susan Hampton, 404-218-6216 or www.eastcobbba.com. east Cobb Civic Association. Last Wednesday of the month except November 19 and December 17. 7pm. East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Mark McClellan, 404-3769165. east Cobb Civitans. Second & fourth Thursday of the month. 12-1pm, Parc at Piedmont, 999 Hood Road. More Info: Mary Karras, 770-499-1055. east Cobb Community Friends for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Third Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm. Meetings are in members’ homes and vary each month. We work to benefit CHOA with fund raisers and service projects. More info: Suzanne Strickland, 770-992-2882, or Diane Ellwanger, 770-579-9510. east Cobb Democratic Alliance. First Thursday of the month, 7-8:30pm, East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Sander Bellman, 770-977-1235. east Cobb Kiwanis Club. Every Wednesday evening. 7pm, Scalini’s Restaurant, 1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Johnny Johnson, 770-977-2026. east Cobb lions Club. Second & fourth Tuesday of the month. 7pm, Classic Gourmet Restaurant, Eastlake Shopping Center, More info: Don Garrow, 770-9556914. east Cobb Moms. Meeting times and locations vary each week - several activities every week. Support group for stay-at-home moms and their kids. More info: www.eastcobbmoms.com. east Cobb new Horizons Band. Monday mornings. Did you play a band instrument in high school and/or college? Would you like to play again? We accept all skill levels. First Baptist Church of Marietta, 148 Church Street, Marietta. More info: George 770-971-3430. east Cobb open networking. Professional Referral Networking. Every Friday. 7:309am at Capozzi’s NY Deli, 4285 Roswell Road (next to Michaels). Free. More info: Tim Langley, 770-289-9711. east Cobb optimist Club. Every Friday. 7am, Café de Paris, 1100 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Marietta. More info: 770-5751676. east Cobb PowerCore Team. A business referral network. Every Thursday. 78:30am. IHOP 3130 Johnson Ferry , Road, Marietta. More info: Amy Caplan, 404-572-1278. east Cobb Rotary Club. Every Wednesday. 7am. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: : Kurt Von Berries, 404-5504171.

east Cobb ViPs. A community group for seniors. Fourth Monday of the month. 6pm. East Cobb united Methodist Church, 2325 Roswell Road. More info: 770-971-3643. east Cobb Woodcarvers Club. Each Thursday. 9-11am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-645-0817. Falun Dafa. Sundays 2:25-3:25pm. East Cobb Park, 3322 Roswell Rd, Marietta. Free classes in Asian practice of refining the body and mind through special exercises and meditation. More info: Mitch Gerber, 678-362-9894, or mitchee009@hotmail.com, www. falundafa.org. Georgia Perennial Plant Association. 3rd Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm, Atlanta History Center, McElreath Hall. More info: www.georgiaperennial.org. Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance. Third Thursday, 7pm, American Legion Post on Gresham Road, Marietta. More info: 770785-2564. Golden “K” Kiwanis Club. Every Thursday morning. 10am, East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road. More info: Bill Vermeer, 770-971-6579. Happy Tails Pet Therapy. Orientation for prospective members first Thursday or Saturday of the month. 10:30-11:30am. Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Building F, Room F002, Marietta. Check dates: 770-7408211 or www.happytailspets.org. international Association of Administrative Professionals (iAAP)Cobb County Chapter. 4th Monday of the month. 6:15pm. Meeting & Dinner. Windy Hill - Marriott Hotel, Marietta. Info: Oleta Herron, 770-661-2876. Jewish War Veterans, Bicentennial Post 976. Third Sunday of the month. 11am, Marriott Hotel, Perimeter Center. More info: Fran Jacobson, 770-436-7456. Job Seekers Cobb County Chapter. Business professionals volunteer to help the unemployed. Speakers, networking, job leads, workshops. 7-9am. Tuesdays, followed by networking 9-10am. Varsity, 2790 Town Center Drive, Kennesaw. Free. More info: 770-420-9808, ext. 470. Kiwanis Club - Town Center. Every Wednesday, 12:30pm, meet at Copeland’s Restaurant, Barrett Pkwy. More info: Stephanie Walker, 770-9129632. libertarian Party of Cobb County. First Thursday of the month. 7:30pm. Council chamber at Marietta City Hall. More info: Ted Skirvin, 770-795-1331. Marietta Kiwanis Club. Every Thursday. 12noon, Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: Bill Sidner, 770-579-4094. Marietta lions Club. Second Thursday of the month, 7pm, Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Road, Marietta. More info: 770-565-8230. Marietta PFlAG. Fourth Sunday each month. 1-3pm. Newcomers are welcome. Pilgrimage united Church of Christ, 3755 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: mariettapflag@gmail.com. Marietta Rotary Club. Every Wednesday. 12noon, Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: Adele Grubbs, 770-424-8212 or www.mariettarotary.org.

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MoMS Club of Marietta Central. Second Thursday of the month. 10am. Merchants Walk Library, 1315 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: www. momsclubmariettacentral@yahoo.com. MoMS Club of Marietta north. 1st Wednesday of the month. 10am, Mtn. View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road. More info: Marion Hegedes, 678-4948887. MoMS Club of Marietta northeast. 1st Monday of the month. 10:30am, Hope Presbyterian Church, 4101 Sandy Plains Road. More info: Wendy Diaz, 770-5091069. Moms in Touch. East Side Elementary. Every Tuesday 9:30am. Meeting location available on request. More info: Movita Stallworth, 770-321-1783, or mo633@ bellsouth.net. Moms in Touch. Groups meeting on various days & times. Encouraging, volunteering & praying for our Cobb students & schools. More info: Call Margie Crawford, 770-565-8389, or Mcraw10@bellsouth.net. Mothers and More - east Cobb. 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, 681 Holt Road, 7pm. More info: http://www. mmeastcobb.homestead.com. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS). 2nd Thursday (September-May) 9:45am. St. Peter & St. Paul Church, 1795 Johnson Ferry Road. More info: Call Peg Crew, 770-649-1980, or Robin Pongonis, 770565-7439. national Active and Retired Federal employees (nARFe). 1st Wednesday of the month. 11:30am, Windy Hill Senior Center, 1885 Roswell Street, Smyrna. More info: 770-973-2834. newcomers Club of Cobb County. February 17. 10am. John Knox Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. A variety of activities throughout the month as well. More info: Elsa, 770-956-7965 or Madge, 770971-1516. north Atlanta Business Association. Every Thursday, 11:45am-1:30pm, Piccadilly Cafe, Cobb Parkway. More info: Vic Anapolle, 770-971-3402. north Metro Mothers of Multiples Club. Third Monday of the month. 7:30pm, Mountain View Community Center, 3330 Sandy Plains Road. More info: 678-4450017 or www.northmetromultiples.org. order Sons of italy in America Marietta lodge #2607. Second Monday of the month. 7pm, East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road. More info: 770-928-9314. Parents Without Partners. Meeting times vary. More info: Angela Dixon, 404-4220768 or pwpchapter698.org. Peach State Depression Glass Collectors Club. 2nd Tuesday of the month. 7pm, East Marietta Library, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770368-9790. Polk Street Speakers Toastmasters. First & Third Tuesday of the month, 7:309:00pm, St. James Episcopal Church, 161 Church Street, Marietta. More info: www.polkstreetspeakers.org.

President’s Toastmasters Club. First, third and fifth Wednesday of each month. Improve your speaking skills and build confidence. Free. 6:30-8:30pm. Merchant’s Walk Library, 1315 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Lisa Goodman, 404-245-1393 or www. presidentstm.org. Retired Military Association of north Georgia. Monthly meeting. 2pm. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-9712963. SACS (Singles and Couples Social events). Weekly events for singles and couples, restaurants, house parties, bowling, boating, dancing, concerts, etc. No membership fees, just friends making new friends. More info: Nancy Kuhn, 770-984-0625, or email Angel-GA@ comcast.net. Shakespeare Reading Group. First & third Thursday of the month. 2-4 pm, 32 N. Fairground Street. More info: Lynne Johnson, 770-591-3474. Sierra Club. First Thursday of the month. 7:30pm, Life university, upper Gymnasium, 1269 Barclay Circle SE., Marietta. More information: Jean Ann Wheelock: (770) 578-4892. Song of Atlanta Show Chorus. Every Tuesday evening. Women’s four-part harmony chorus, 7:30pm, Holy Family Catholic Church, 3401 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. Visitors welcome. More info: www.songofatlanta.com or 770509-0322. Sons of the American Revolution, Captain John Collins Chapter. Third Tuesday of the month. 6:30pm, Locations vary. More info: Larry Guzy, 770-9551303. Sons of the American Revolution, Piedmont Chapter. Third Saturday each month. 8 am, for breakfast. Men and boys who are interested in documenting their relationship to their ancestors and in joining an active group with similar interests. Holiday Inn Hotel, 909 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. More info: Bob Sapp, 770-971-0189 or www. piedmontstar.com. Sons of italy. General membership meeting second Monday each month. Pot Luck Dinner (except June, July, August-dessert and fruit). 7-9pm. East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: srongo@bellsouth.net. Sope Creek Garden Club. First Wednesday of the month (Sept-June), 10am, Locations vary. More info: Karin Guzy, 770-955-1303. Southeastern GTo Association. Second Saturday each month. Times vary. For GTO, Lemans, and any other Pontiac muscle car enthusiasts! More info: www. segtoa.org. Spiritual Book Club. Thursday nights 7:30pm. $5. The Center for Awareness, 1240 Johnson Ferry Place, Suite B-10, Marietta. More info: 770-565-6111 or www.thepowerofawareness.com. Sprayberry Area Business network. Open networking. Every 4th Thursday. 8am. Location varies. More info: Christi Trombetti, 404-247-8844.

STAR (Singles Together at Roswell). Ages 50+. Every Thursday at 6pm for dinner, program and activities at Roswell united Methodist Church, Bldg. B, 814 Mimosa Blvd, Roswell. All Welcome! More info: www.rumc.com/singles. The Friendship Connection. For single seniors. For brunch, socials and dining out. More info: 770-426-0252. The institute of Management Consultants. First Wednesday of the month. 7:15-9am. Intelligent Office, 10 Glenlake Parkway, Suite 130, Atlanta. Register: www. imcgeorgia.org. Toast of Cobb local Toastmasters. Club helps members develop communication and leadership skills. Guests welcome. Every Wednesday, 11:30am-12:30pm at Cobb EMC Community Room, 1000 EMC Pkwy in Marietta. More info: 678-3553189 or www.toastofcobb.org. Transplanted Yankees of Georgia Club. Fourth Thursday each month. Socialize, network, plan activities and share good times and friendship. Various times and locations. More info: Gabe 770-4032874 or handor@aol.com. VFW. Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary Rainbow Post 2681. First Thursday of each month. Dinner: 6:30pm. Meeting: 7:30pm. 140 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770977-2088 or www.mariettavfw.com. Wildwood Toastmasters Club. Every Wednesday. 12pm, Financial Service Corp. 2300 Windy Ridge Parkway, Suite 1100, Atlanta. More info: Audrey Devlin, adevlin@fscorp.com. World War ii Veteran Sons & Daughters Association. Second Tuesday each month. 1pm. Windy Hill Senior Center, 1885 Roswell Street, Smyrna. More info: billhill5118@comcast.net.

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Certified and Licensed Fred’s Pest Control & Mosquito Services. “If you want them dead call Fred.” 770-895-1966. fredspcservices@aol.com.

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Editorial/Publishing Internship available at a growing community paper this summer, May - August. 10-15 hours a week. Duties include writing stories, research, promotional pieces, phone work, some photography. Journalism/ Communications majors preferred. Must be able to work independently. To apply, please send a package by email to cynthia@eastcobber.com. Include cover letter, resume and some samples of your work.

Insured and Bonded Professional Pet Sitter. Going out of town? Schedule your appointment now. Call Awesome Pet Sitting & Tidy Services. 404-918-2138. apst1services@aol.com.

Would you like your home decorated like the ones in magazines? If you want to be unique - we’ll bring ideas, photos, and samples for everything for your home - window treatments, bedding, pillows, chair covers, table toppers, upholstery, and much more. We make it all and installation is included. One of a kind “Designer Services” for “Workroom Prices.” Call Bren - A “BIT” Original, 404-457-1508 or email to biterry1@comcast.net.

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Piano lessons in your home. I come to you. Exciting and fun teacher with years of experience throughout Cobb County. Annual recitals, references available upon request. Call Kris at 404434-6681. www.krisokun.com/piano. Have you ever wanted to play the piano? Adults only. $100/month. 770-977-0429.

Single shared office space available. Furnished or unfurnished, $300 -$1600 per month flexible lease terms, janitorial and utilities included. Ask about our May and June specials. Phone answering, word processing, conference room, copier, fax, notary, and mail services available. Call today, no appointment necessary. Ask for Midge, manager on-site. Olde Mill Executive Offices, 3020 Roswell Road, NE, Suite 200, Marietta, GA 30062 770.565.6302 OldeMillGA@aol.com

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Former NFL football player is offering private defensive training lessons for defensive positions. Ages 12-college. FMI, jhall28gmail. com http://jhall28gmail.com or 404-861-1402, 678-770-2761.

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14th Annual EAST COBBER Parade & Festival
Saturday, September 12

Parade Route—The 1 mile EAST COBBER parade will begin at 10am in the Mount Bethel Elementary School parking lot, travel south on Johnson Ferry Road, and turn into the Fountains of Olde Towne shopping center. Cobb County Police will shut down Johnson Ferry Road from Lower Roswell Road to upper Roswell Road at 9:45am.

Festival Site—The EAST COBBER Festival will be at the Fountains of Olde Towne shopping center, 736 Johnson Ferry Road, immediately following the EAST COBBER parade. From 11am—3pm, the free Festival will feature arts and crafts, local businesses, food concessions, carnival games, and an entertainment stage.

YES! I want to be a part of the 14th annual EAST COBBER Parade & Festival on September 12, 2009.
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Please complete and mail this form to: EAST COBBER, P.O. Box 672121, Marietta, GA 30006-0036, Or FAX it to 770-559-3185. Questions? 770-640-7070 Applications can be downloaded by visiting www.eastcobber.com

Alzheimers Support Group. 2nd Thursday of the Month. 7:30 pm, Sunrise Assisted Living, 1551 Johnson Ferry Road. More info: Earnestine Reese, 770-509-0919. Autism Spectrum Support Group of Cobb County. Supporting parents with information and resources as well as social connections. Third Thursday of each month during school year. 9:3011:30am or 7-9pm. Mt. Bethel united Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: www. asgcob.com Babywearing Group. Koalamommas, North Atlanta’s resource for help, support, and information about baby carriers of all kinds. Meets monthly, meeting dates/time vary. More info: Jennifer Worrell, 770-516-4192, or jenniferworrell@bellsouth.net. Bereavement Support. 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 5pm. Counseling Room in Parish Office. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400 ext. 6020. Breast Cancer Support Group, Sisters of Support (SoS), 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 7pm. Childcare is provided. St. Andrew united Methodist Church, 3455 Canton Rd., Marietta. More info: Sandy, 770-926-3488 or umccare@fdn.com. Cancer Support Group for patients, families and friends who are learning to live with a diagnosis of cancer. First Wednesday of the month, 7:30 pm. Room 10, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400 ext. 6104. Career Quest. Job network, resume reviewing & interview skills. Every Tuesday, 7:30-10pm . St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400 ext. 6104. “Care and Share” Caregiver’s Support Group. 3rd Thursday of Month. 7pm. Savannah Court Assisted Living, 886 Johnson Ferry Road. More Info: Derin White 770-977-4420 Caregiver Support Group. 1st Monday of the month. 10:30 am-12 pm. Mt. Bethel Older Adult Center, 4608 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta. Care provided for loved one during meeting. Open to the community. More info: 770-579-9224. Caregiver Support Group for those caring for elderly, chronically ill or disabled persons. Second Saturday of the month, 9:30 am, Room 12, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-5526400, ext. 6020. Cobb Parents of Multiples. 2nd Monday each month. 7:15pm. North Metro Church, 2305 Barrett Parkway, Marietta. More info: www.cpomc.org. Codependents Anonymous. Mondays & Thursdays. 7:30-8:45pm. unity North Church, 4225 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-6368. Compassionate Friends for grieving parents, grandparents, and siblings. First Tuesday of the month, 7 pm, First Baptist Church, 148 Church Street, Marietta. More info: Kathy Kelcourse, 770-579-3512 or email: kathzkel@ yahoo.com. Crystal Meth Anonymous. Wellstar offers their behavioral health services at no cost to any member of the community. Each Friday. 8pm. Wellstar Development Center, Outpatient Counseling Services, 2000 South Park Place, Atlanta. More info: 770-9566464. Diabetes Support Group offered by WellStar Health System. Second Tuesday of the month. 6:30 – 8 pm. McLaren Mill Office Park, 531 Roselane Street, Suite 100, Marietta. More info: 770-793-7818. DivorceCare: 13 week seminar/support group for those who are separated or divorced. Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm. Room 311, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Kitty, 770-794 -2978. DivorceCare 4 Kids. For kids whose parents are going through or have gone through divorce. Wednesday, 6:30-8pm, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road. Room 308. More info: Kitty, 770-794-2978 Divorce/Separated Support Group. Provides emotional support to individuals in our community in crisis due to either divorce or separation. Tuesdays, 8 pm, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Room 20, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400 ext. 6020. Domestic Violence Support Groups. Sessions in English and Spanish. Wednesdays. 6:45-8:15pm. Childcare available for children 6 weeks to 12 years. Children over 12 may attend and learn childcare skills. The Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info: 770-427-3390. Families of Children under Stress (FOCuS). FOCuS is there to help – to listen and cry, to inform and educate, and to offer programs for the families and the child with special needs. Every fourth Thursday. 10am. Chick-Fil-A, 1201 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Angie, 770-234-9111, angie@focus-ga.org, or www.focus-ga.org. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays. 7:15pm. Special Guest Speaker. Transfiguration Church, Room 102, 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta. More info: Jeannie, 770-919-9275. Grief and loss Support Group Grief and Loss Support Groups are offered through the East Cobb Jewish Family & Career Services office. If you have experienced the loss of someone significant in your life, call Barbara Dolin, M.Ed., LPC, CT, for information and to reserve a slot at 770-933-0081. GriefShare Recovery Seminar and Support Group. Meets each Monday evening. 6:30pm. No child care provided. GriefShare features nationally recognized experts on grief and recovery topics. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Kitty, 770-794-2978. Job Seekers Meeting. 1st and 3rd Saturday each month. 8-9:30am. Breakfast provided. Job search advice, search strategies, job leads and company contacts. Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 3125 Sewell Mill Road, Marietta. More info: Mike Moran, 770-516-1113. loneliness Bereavement Support Group. Every Tuesday, 12 noon. Pilgrimage united Church of Christ, 3755 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-423-5959. Mothers Circle Group. Are you a mother raising Jewish children but you are not Jewish? Free education and support through a 16 week course. Groups are held in Marietta, Intown and North Fulton. More info: Suzette Cohen, suzette@themotherscircle.org or www. themotherscircle.org. narcotics Anonymous. Wellstar offers their behavioral health services at no cost to any member of the community. Monday-Friday: 12:15pm; Tuesday/ Thursday: 8pm; Saturday: 11am. Wellstar Development Center, Outpatient Counseling Services, 2000 South Park Place, Atlanta. Info: 770-956-6464. overeaters Anonymous, a support group for those who suffer from the need to compulsively overeat. MondayWednesday-Friday. 10am. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Betsy: 404-2264931. Sexual Assault Support Group. Mondays. 7pm. YWCA of Northwest Georgia, 48 Henderson Street, Marietta. More info: 770-427-2902. St. Andrew uMC Sisters of Support (SoS) Breast Cancer Support Group. Ongoing support and comfort for breast cancer survivors and patients undergoing treatment. Programs, speakers, art therapy and fellowship. Childcare upon request. First and third Thursday of each month. 7pm. St. Andrew united Methodist Church, Building B Community Room, 3455 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: Sandy Klingler, 770-9263488. Visions Anew Women’s Divorce Support Group. First Thursday and third Wednesday of the month. 7 pm. East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-953-2882. Widowed Helping others. Gatherings for social, practical support and new friendships during this time of adjustment. 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month. 6pm. St Ann’s La Salette Hall, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770552-6400, ext. 6019 or 770-977-8438.



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3 BD, 2 BA. Charming stacked stone front ranch with sun room. Upgrades galore in this custom built home. Extra crown molding, tiled backsplash, upgraded light fixtures, Corian countertops and wood blinds. Stepless home w/ split bedroom plan. Huge vaulted great room.



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4 BD, 3 BA. Fantastic buy inside the perimeter – completely remodeled/updated split level with two car garage. Truly a must see. Four huge oversized bedrooms as well as three spacious full baths. Your buyer will love this one!

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