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On the Cover
School’s out and it’s time for some summer Featured on the cover this
fun! In this edition, we’ve packed the pages full month are Dr. Michael Mansouri
of local activities and resources to help you plan
and Dr. Azita Mansouri , owners
an enriching summer for you, you kids and your
of Marietta Family Dental Care.
family! I take pride in the comprehensive listings
we’ve collected on the camps, vacation bible They are photographed in front
schools, and special events unique to East Cobb of their newly built, state-of-the-
—or at least a short ride to get to. Check out art building. A graduate of
eastcobber.com‘s sports & rec blog as well as Walton High School, Dr. Michael
the kids & family blog for even more family field Mansouri is a long-time East
trip ideas! In our commitment to build a sense Cobb resident and has practiced
of community in East Cobb, EAST COBBER is
dentistry with his wife in East
partnering with the East Cobb YMCA to create
Cobb since 2008. “I’m proud to
“Playdates in the Park.” Every Tuesday, 10-11:15am, we’ll be at the East Cobb Park,
offering a fun and free activity for the kiddos. I am doing this because, with three say that this is my hometown,
children, I know how important it is to get out and do something during the summer. and that is why I came back to
I hope we create some special summer memories for you and your family. See page 33 East Cobb. I wanted to help my
for more information on this fun and free program., patients, help the community,
In this world of hype and celebrity, many young men and women are searching for and I also want to raise my family
role models. Many of us are lucky to have role models within reach and that we can truly here because I love East Cobb,”
be inspired by. Moms and dads are the most obvious heroes for us to emulate. The people says Dr. Michael Mansouri.
featured in this edition — from Drs. Azita and Michael Mansouri, local dentists that are
raising the bar for service and quality in dentistry to the Wood Acre students participating The husband and wife
in a play at the Fox Theatre to Sue Otteson featured in our story, “Senior Swimmer Goes practice is a partnership of
For Gold” — all are excellent examples of role models right here in our own backyard, experienced, skilled dentists
young and older, within our reach. There’s a lot of “good” we can learn from our fellow supported by a knowledgeable
East Cobbers featured in this issue: hard work, passion, and persistence. These are the team of veteran dental profes-
keys to doing uncommonly well. I hope after reading this edition, like every edition, you sionals. “I am proud of our
will not only learn a little bit more about what is going on in our community but also be
superstar team that offers a
inspired by the people that make East Cobb such a great place to live!
full range of care from
Speaking of role models, I was fortunate to have a father who made time for me and preventative dentistry through
enjoyed being with me (and my four other siblings). Like a lot of fathers, he may never “go
cosmetic smile makeovers,” says
down in history” nor did he make a lot of money, but his quiet and steadfast love for his
Dr. Azita. Marietta Family Dental
family combined with his humble acts of helping others, caring for the community, a deep
faith in God, always doing your best and his strong patriotism are priceless gifts that influ- Care is committed to quality
ence who I am and what I do to this day. Now that I, and my very helpful husband, are dental care at affordable prices.
raising three children, I am keenly aware of these values he instilled in me and try my best The combination of state-of-
to pass these valuable lessons on to my children. the-art equipment and talented
dentists and hygienists provides
Happy Father’s Day! Have a great summer! their patients with the highest
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East Cobb Dentists Open a New State of the Art Facility
East Cobbers may have noticed a new building recently The new facility allows them to offer most procedures under
raised at the site of Marietta Family Dental Care, P.C., 4720 one roof, including root canals and implants, saving their patients
Lower Roswell Road. Drs. Azita and Michael Mansouri are proud the time, expense and anxiety of seeking treatment in multiple
to announce the opening of the new home of their practice and offices. Dr. Michael is licensed to perform oral sedation as well.
welcome the community to visit their brand new, state-of-the-art Drs. Azita and Michael are passionate about giving back to
facility. the East Cobb community. They sponsor various athletic teams
The husband and wife team of Drs. Azita and Michael at Walton, Sope Creek and Dickerson schools and members of
Mansouri have practiced dentistry in East Cobb since 2008. their staff are often found speaking at area elementary schools
Formerly housed in a 1950s-era converted home, the Mansouris about oral health and hygiene.
were delighted to build a more modern facility in essentially the They are also active participants in “Dentistry from the
backyard of the former building. The grand opening was held on Heart,” a non-profit organization that provides free dental care.
May 9, 2011. The Mansouris plan to host a Dentistry from the Heart event at
The interior was designed by Dr. Azita and the Mansouris their new office this fall.
said their goal was to give patients a “cozy, homey feeling” with Drs. Azita and Michael have recently been inducted into
patient comfort as the foremost concern. Patients who consider the Hinman Dental Society and are members of the American
a trip to the dentist as relaxing as, well, a root canal, will enjoy Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association,
Temper-Pedic cushioning and an entertainment station at every American Dental Education Association, Academy of General
chair, the soothing sounds of water features throughout the office Dentistry and Georgia Dental Association. Dr. Michael graduated
and even a refreshment center while they wait. from Walton High School and received his DMD degree from
The music and movie option in the entertainment center is Temple University School of Dentistry. Dr. Azita received her
particularly useful during longer procedures and includes Bose DMD degree from University of Florida College of Dentistry.
noise-cancelling headsets, allowing patients to focus on the Marietta Family Dental Care offers all general family den-
music instead of the dentistry. tistry procedures for patients ages three and up. Cosmetic pro-
New technology is an integral part of this state-of-the-art cedures including Invisalign are also offered. They accept most
facility and patients will see the difference during even a routine PPO insurance plans and offer payment plans and third party
visit. With their new camera system, the Drs. Mansouri are able financing for those without insurance.
to immediately share digital images of patients’ teeth on a com- For more information or to schedule an appointment, con-
puter screen, eliminating the often awkward maneuvering of a tact the patient coordinator at 770-973-8222 or visit them
tiny mirror in a patient’s mouth. online at www.naturalsmile.biz.
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Eastvalley Student Reads
All Newberry Award-Winning Books
Mason Favro, a fifth for their grade level. In addition, the school honors students
grade student at Eastvalley who pass over ten Newberry books with an Accelerated
Elementary School in East Reader test score of 80% at an end-of-year assembly. This
Cobb County, has achieved year the school will honor nineteen students, the highest
the distinction of reading all number of winners ever.
89 Newberry Award books. It Not to be satisfied with only reading 40 Newberry
is believed that Mason is the Award books (the cumulative goal for his grade level), Mason
first Cobb County student to
embarked upon a challenge from his father, Christopher
achieve this goal.
Favro, to read all 89 award winners. Of course, the equal
The Newberry Medal challenge was locating all 89 books. Mason says his favorite
was established in 1921 and is the very first book he read, The Story of Mankind.
is awarded annually by the
Mason’s father, while acknowledging that this accom-
Association of Library Service
to Children, a division of the plishment is remarkable, believes that “it could not have been
s Mason Favro done without the support of the school’s library staff. They
American Library Association,
for the most distinguished children’s book published the have been a source of encouragement and enthusiasm for
previous year. The winning book for 2011 is Over Manifest Mason throughout his journey.” To honor both Mason and the
Moon by Clare Vanderpool. school, Favro and his wife are in the process of donating a
new collection of Newberry titles in Mason’s name.
Eastvalley Elementary is recognized for its strong reading
program. To encourage students to read, the school sponsors “Mason is a role model for other students. He set a
a program known as the Eastvalley Reading Club. At the end goal and persevered until he accomplished that goal. It is
of each semester the school hosts a celebratory breakfast for an honor to have such a hardworking student at Eastvalley
all the students who achieved a point threshold appropriate Elementary,” says Principal Karen Wacker.
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Wood Acres Students to Perform at The Fox Theatre
boys—took the stage at The Strand for Music Man, Jr. That’s
nearly half of the 84 kids who are enrolled in the eligible
4th through 8th grades. When Dowdy encouraged students
to attend the TOTS auditions, seven students took the chal-
lenge, singing “Any Dream Will Do” solo and dancing for
Broadway director Norbert Joerder. Five were cast in Joseph,
and seventh-grader Ben Drabik also was cast in TOTS’ July
production of Fiddler on the Roof.
“I had to beg Ben to be in our first school production,”
Dowdy said. “In April, he performed the lead role in Music
In Joseph, the children sing in almost every song. The
Old Testament tale is told through a cornucopia of musi-
cal styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-
s Wood Acres School drama students, (from left) Mackenzie gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, written by the legendary team of
Clark, elizabeth Perryman, emma Dowdy, Ben Drabik, and Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Ben and sixth grad-
Makenzie Clark, will appear at The Fox in June. ers Mackenzie Clark, Makenzie Dixon, Emma Dowdy, and
Elizabeth Perryman will be onstage for most of the show.
When Theater of the Stars (TOTS) presents Joseph and The Wood Acres School is located at 1772 Johnson Ferry
the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Fox Theatre in Road in East Cobb. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
June, ten percent of the 50-member children’s chorus will be Dreamcoat runs Tuesday, June 21, through Sunday, June 26.
from a small, private East Cobb school. Fiddler on the Roof runs July 19-24, 2011. Tickets:
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teer musical theater program started just two years ago at
The Wood Acres School, when Head of School Judy Thigpen
and parent Neeahtima Dowdy—both frustrated performers—
“For the most part, these are kids whose only stage
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Farmer is seeking host families for 25 French teens who will be
coming to the Atlanta area from July 7 to 27.
LEC (Loisirs Culturels à l’étranger), the Paris-based spon-
sor, provides the students with comprehensive medical insur-
ance and gives host families compensation for room and board.
The French teens are fully insured, bring spending money and
speak English. An excursion bus will take the French teens on
sightseeing trips weekly. Farmer, LEC Atlanta coordinator, will
oversee the program along with a French chaperone.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for East Cobb families to
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PTA Co-President Thanks Her Fellow Leaders
By Abby Shiffman, East Cobb County Council of PTAs Co-President
For the past two years I have served as Co-President Being that it is a 100% volunteer organization I would
for the East Cobb County Council of PTAs (ECCC PTA). like to publicly thank my entire Board of Directors and all of
It has been an honor serving the PTA Membership for all the Presidents of the local units. I also want to thank each
35 Cobb County schools in East Cobb. But I have not Principal at our schools. It is only with their support that our
done it alone. I have had the pleasure of working with an PTAs can do what we do for the children. Always remember
Executive Committee, a Board of Directors and all of the PTA/ that IT IS FOR THE CHILDREN!
PTSA Presidents of their respective schools. Thank you to my Executive Board & Board Of Directors:
This year has been especially tough for many PTAs Irene Barton, Karen Hallacy, Stephanie Daniels, Pamela Kent,
with budget cuts not only to our schools but also in gen- Lynne Cherrington, Cindy Brown, Amie Fann and Laurie
eral throughout many of our individual lives. Parents have Rashidi, Wendy Stewart, Monica Anschel, Stephanie Holden,
lost jobs, have had pay cuts, and many have gone back Dawn Cone, Tracey Handzel, Heather Held, Heather Rees,
to work or taken on a second job. Many of the PTAs have Patti Chartash, Yvonne Single, Joanne Prince, Katy Harper,
had decreased membership which decreases the funds with Beth Russell , Stacy Wolff, Julia Smith, Charlie Brown.
which each individual PTA can bring the programs and Thank you to all of the schools below as well as their
enhancements of curriculum to the school. PTA Presidents:
Most of the schools in our area only ask for $5 to join Lassiter High School (HS): Karen Gusman; Kell HS:
the PTA. Please consider joining your child’s, grandchild’s, Michele Sutcliffe; Mabry Middle School (MS): Beth Anderson
neighborhood children’s PTA to help support what the PTA is & Jaya Padmanabhan; McCleskey MS: Tracy Duncan &
doing within each of the schools. Just because you join does Jill McManigal; Davis Elementary School (ES): Aliedra
not mean you have to also volunteer. If you have the time Gonzalez; Garrision Mill ES: Melissa White & Asana Bowman;
to help out when asked, that would be wonderful. The PTA Keheley ES: Heather Mayne & Teyanna Henry; Nicholson
is a 100% volunteer organization but please remember it is ES: Mirla Bigda; Rocky Mount ES: Sandi Thompkins & Meg
from you becoming a member of the PTA that each school Hellerstedt; Pope HS: Karen Ponticelli & Joyce Bahorich;
benefits. Dodgen MS: Marge Cavitt, & Jacqui Willey; Hightower Trail
MS: Beth Russell & Susan Welborn; Mountain View ES:
Susan Bain & Joann McClure; Murdock ES: Missy Benjamin
& Nicole Williams; Shallowford Falls ES: Maureen Heam &
Amy Urowski; Tritt ES: Adria Ward; Sprayberry HS: Debbie
email@example.com Aloisio; JJ Daniell MS: Melissa Hewitt & Anita Hagins
Jones; Simpson MS: Dawn Powers & Leita Von Hoffmann;
Addison ES: Sallie White & Lori Garduque; Bells Ferry ES:
Matt Walczak; Blackwell ES: Kelli Price & Maria Huggins;
Kincaid ES: Susan McCullough & Kim McMasters; Walton
HS: Heather Rees; Dickerson MS: Arzu Ozyazgan & Paulette
Farley; East Side ES: Toria Peterson & Jill Butler; Mt. Bethel
ES: Linda Zeiher & Alison Paul; Sope Creek ES: Sarah
Graves; Timber Ridge ES: Kristin Salisbury & Robyn Powell;
Wheeler HS: Rochelle Smith & Lisa Squires; East Cobb MS:
Barbara Dyck & Alison Agnew; Brumby: Shalisha McCoy;
Eastvalley ES: Tai Terry & Becki Goodloe; Powers Ferry ES:
Saida McCoy; Sedalia Park ES: Susan Egbert.
I wish all of you the best in the coming year as I move to
the Past President and Advisor.
Abby has lived in Cobb County
for 21 years. She is married to Ken
and the mother of Rachel who attends
FRee LeSSON AND iNTeRvieW Pebblebrook High School and Aaron
770-565-7177 who attends East Cobb Middle School.
She was ECCC co-president for the
east Cobb location: 1518 Blackwell Rd - Marietta 30066
2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school
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waterSmart Announces Winning Classes
for Fourth Annual Rain Barrel of Fun Contest
W The Supreme Water Barrel Award
went to Ms. Linda Barnwell’s second
grade class from Addison elementary.
Pictured at left are: (Back row:)
ishaan Chaubey, Christian Galoppe,
Brian Lozano, Jovanny Duran, Mitchell
Campbell, Dylan hunt, Preston Todd,
R J Weston, Riley Maloney. (On
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Mcintyre, Zoe hoban, hannah ellis,
Kimberly Portes, Catherine Lovello,
isabel espinosa, Stephanie Cisneros,
Christiana Mundt. (On the ground:)
Lily Kellar, emma Tonge, Malcolm
The Junior Water Warriors
Award went to Ms. Jennie Dang’s
third grade students from Murdock
elementary. Pictured at right are:
(Back row, l-r) Shai Amir, Ryan
Finke, Andrew Barner, Noa Amir,
Carmen hink, Megan Alexander,
ivan Lekarov, Leanne hembree,
Jada Long. (Front row, l-r) Thomas
Ash, Noah Assam, Dot Cloud,
haleigh Schmidt, Drew Yalen, and
Two East Cobb classrooms were recently crowned winners Other participating schools included Brumby, Ford, Nickajack,
in the 2011 Rain Barrel of Fun program through waterSmart – a Powers Ferry, Riverside, Sedalia Park and Shallowford Falls.
conservation education campaign supported by Cobb County- Teachers and students were given just over a month to
Marietta Water Authority (CCMWA) and Cobb County Water build, design and complete their rain barrels, all while encour-
System. Ms. Linda Barnwell’s second grade class from Addison aging the rest of their respective student bodies to save water.
Elementary was awarded with the Supreme Rain Barrel Award. Supplies to make and decorate the rain barrels were provided by
Addison’s uniquely designed rain barrel depicted the stages of CCMWA and Cobb County Water System.
a plant’s life and how water is an integral part of the life cycle. “Teaching our youth about water conservation is an impor-
Ms. Barnwell’s class received top scores for creativity, artistic tant aspect of ensuring our resources are preserved for when we
ability and teamwork. need them most,” said Kathy Nguyen, senior project manager of
The Junior Water Warriors Award went to Ms. Jennie Cobb County Water System. “All participating students are win-
Dang’s third grade students from Murdock Elementary for dem- ners because they were able to learn the value of water conser-
vation in a fun and interactive way.”
onstrating the greatest effort in teaching others about water
conservation. Ms. Dang’s class created the campaign, “Murdock The waterSmartSM program was initiated by the Cobb
Makes a Change,” and promoted water conservation messages County-Marietta Water Authority in 2000 to educate their ser-
through songs, skits and persuasive papers. vice area residents of all ages about the importance of indoor
and outdoor water conservation and to help encourage sustain-
More than 200 children from nine Cobb County elementary able, year-round conservation, regardless of climate conditions.
and intermediate schools participated in the contest, which empha- For more information on water conservation and waterSmart,
sized teamwork and creativity to learn about the value of water. visit www.waterSmart.net.
12 June/July 2011 EAST COBBER www.eastcobber.com
Local Author Walker Student Named
at East Cobb Library National Winner of
The public is invited to meet East
Cobb author Jonathan W. Jordan and Timmy Riordan, a sixth-grade stu-
learn about World War II history at the dent at The Walker School, has been
East Cobb Library on Thursday, June named one of two National Winners
16, at 12:30pm. Jordan’s presenta- in the 2011 National Association of
tion is entitled Eisenhower, Patton, Independent Schools Virtual Science
Bradley, and the Allied Conquest in Fair. Each Walker Middle School
Europe. The event presents a unique sixth grade student completed a sci-
opportunity for history enthusiasts ence fair project and the winners of
of all ages to talk to a nationally- the local competition advanced to the
recognized author and scholar. There national round. As the national win-
s Jonathan W. Jordan s Timmy Riordan
is no cost to attend. Participants ner, Timmy competed internationally
are encouraged to bring a light lunch and enjoy a discussion against 800 students from over 290
on these three military leaders and their impact on the out- teams and 17 countries. Timmy tied for third place in the
come of World War II. Copies of the author’s new critically international competition. The title of Timmy’s science fair
acclaimed book, Brothers, Rivals, Victors, will also be on sale. project is, “The Rate and Method of Heat Transfer and Water
The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Cobb County Vaporization in a Water and Oil Solution.”
Public Library System.
Jordan, an attorney at the Atlanta-based law firm, King
& Spalding LLP is the author of the award-winning book, Lone
, Rose Garden
Star Navy: Texas, the Fight for the Gulf of Mexico, and the
Shaping of the American West (Potomac Books 2007), a con- Montessori
tributing author to The Armchair Reader: World War II and The
Armchair Reader: The Amazing Book of World History, and the
editor of the Library of Texas edition of To the People of Texas.
Bunches of Fun!
The East Cobb Library, part of the Cobb County Public Enrolling Ages
Library System, is located in the Parkaire Shopping Center 6 weeks-12 years
at 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 510-B, in Marietta,
Georgia. More information about this event and the library
Week of camp when your child
can be obtained at http://www.cobbcat.org or by calling
comes for four weeks!
♦ Free fieldtrips ♦ Exciting weekly themes
Congratulations ♦ Contests & prizes ♦ Nutritious meals included
to C2 perfect
♦ Sibling discounts ♦ Nurturing staff
♦ Infant & toddler activities
Diagnostic Test 3829 Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30062
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Kennesaw State University Leads with Academy for
Inclusive Learning and Social Growth
By Diana Schwartz
Launched in 2009, the System of Georgia’s 35 colleges and universities.”
Academy for Inclusive Learning Harry credited Jill Sloan, the part time coordinator, with
and Social Growth marked May greasing the wheels of progress. “Her enthusiasm and tenac-
11 with their first graduates. ity has seen us through some tough times, but being able to
The pilot program provides an bring this opportunity has been a dream for many families
inclusive college experience to and to have gotten the first group through is quite an accom-
students with developmental plishment. Harry added that “the attitude at Kennesaw
disabilities that often limit intel- about the program was most amazing; from the President to
lectual achievement and make the Provost and every other program director, full support was
transitioning from high school to there from the get-go.”
traditional employment opportu-
Stern and Sloan created a community advisory panel
of 30 executives and transition specialists. The strength of
As director of this program, the program comes from “person-centered planning”, which
s Dr. harry Stern East Cobb resident, Dr. Harry charts the course of interests of each participant and works
Stern, has worked to develop to prepare students with job shadowing on campus. Campus
the program with a Governor’s Council on Developmental mentors help these students navigate around the campus and
Disabilities 3- year rolling grant and the University of the academics. Social mentoring helps bridge the traditional
Georgia system’s support. Dr. Harry Stern, director of KSU’s and disabled communities while encouraging vital social skills
Academy says, “The incredible support of the administration needed to be successful.
and faculty has been inspirational. This diverse and inclusive Beyond on-campus employment, a recent graduate
program has been both welcomed and encouraged.” has been offered a position at an area pre-school. Those
Stern continues, “As the program continues to grow, opportunities secure support for both the UGA system and
plans for 2012 call for enrolling additional students in the the community. On the horizon for fall of 2011 are plans
Academy. Although KSU is the first in Georgia to develop a for inclusive living arrangements on campus that will allow
program like this one, one of our goals is to collaborate with students to be able to live in dorms like traditional students.
colleges from across the state to create a consortium dedi- For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
cated to replicating the program throughout the University www.kennesaw.edu/chhs/centers/aiae.
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Take a River Adventure in Atlanta’s Backyard
Calling all River Rats! Imagine your worries melting Canoe trips began in May and run Saturdays and
away as you float serenely down the Chattahoochee at dusk. Sundays starting at 6pm and run until dusk. During June,
As you unwind, you might encounter a beaver, herons fishing July and August, they will run on Saturdays at 8:30am and
for food, darting kingfishers, gliding hawks or other wildlife 6pm and Sundays at 6pm. The cost of these two and a half
as you casually paddle down the Chattahoochee River. If you hour trips is $30 for general public and $25 for members of
are interested in a complete escape while learning about the the Chattahoochee Nature Center. All equipment is provided.
ecology and history of the Chattahoochee River Watershed, Participants must be able to swim and paddle their own
the Nature Center’s River Canoe Trips are your ticket to canoe, and be at least 6 years old. No prior canoeing experi-
both. Join their trained naturalists and guides for an inter- ence is necessary. Pre-registration is required.
active, sunset or sunrise voy- Select Fridays are available
age down the Chattahoochee for families, date nights and
River. Learn interesting facts special discount trips. All trips
about the river, one of their
are “conditions permitting”, with
region’s most vital natural
advance reservations required.
resources, and the plants and
It’s easy to make your reservations
animals that call it home.
by emailing scheduling@chattna-
The naturalists can help you
turecenter.org or booking online at
discover nature, experience a
relaxing adventure and under-
stand where the river is flow-
ing and what demands are The Chattahoochee Nature
being put on it throughout the Center is a 127-acre, award-
area. Beckie Hawkins, a canoe winning, private non-profit facil-
guide for over 3 seasons, says ity dedicated to environmental
she “enjoys the opportunity to education. Visit the website for a
explore the Chattahoochee with participants of all ages – see- daily list of community programs
ing the river from a new angle is always exciting” and loves and events at www.chattnaturecenter.org. The Chattahoochee
the chance to teach about one of Atlanta’s great resources. Nature Center hours are Monday-Saturday, 10am - 5pm. and
This is a fantastic way to unwind from the daily hustle and Sunday from noon - 5pm. General Admission is $8 for adults,
bustle of suburban life or entertain family and friends. Each $6 for seniors, $5 for children 3-12, and free for members and
trip is led by CNC naturalists and offers a unique introduction children 2 and under. For more information or directions, call
to the habitats and mysteries of the Chattahoochee River. 770-992-2055 x 238, or visit www.chattnaturecenter.org.
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East Cobb Author Brings Love of Reading to Students
Bedtime stories are a time- cated herself to her writing career and found out the hard
honored tradition for parents and way that publishing a book is no easy task. She received
children everywhere, but seldom hundreds of rejection letters and dedicated hours and hours
are they the launching point for a to improving her writing before seeing her name in print.
successful career. Back in 1994, “As I tell students (at school speaking engagements),
that is exactly where East Cobb writing is like playing a sport or an instrument: the more you
author Diane Z. Shore found her- practice, the better you get,” said Shore.
But, all that hard work is paying off. Shore published
As Shore was putting her her first book and Children’s Choice Award Winner, BUS-A-
then 2-year-old daughter to bed, SAURUS BOP in 2003 and hasn’t stopped. Her eighth book,
she told an off the cuff story of a This is the Game, was published this
child who visited the doctor and spring and several more are already
s Diane Z. Shore ended up with a sticker stuck to slated for production.
her tongue, loosely based on her
Shore isn’t one to sit back and
daughter’s doctor’s appointment earlier that day. Weaving
bask in the excitement of a new book
the simple event into a silly rhyming tale told in the voice
though. Instead, she’s on the road,
of Sylvester the Cat elicited peals of laughter from Shore’s
visiting elementary schools around
daughter, and set her wheels in motion.
the county to share her love of read-
“I thought, if she likes it, I’m sure the whole world would ing and writing with students. She
love it,” said Shore. treats the kids to excerpts from a few
The former accountant put pen to paper and has spent of her most popular titles, includ-
the last 16 years honing her craft and publishing children’s ing How to Drive Your Sister Crazy.
books and short stories in magazines like Highlights for Published in 2008 and the first in a
Children. But this is no Cinderella fairytale; Shore has dedi- series, this book is perhaps nearest to
Shore’s heart as it was inspired by her
son and daughter.
About the series, Shore said,
“They’re fiction though, of course,
they could be non-fiction at my
For more about Shore, including
her tour schedule, visit her website at
Add Judaism to your Sundays —
with Pre-K and Kindergarten
classes at Temple Kol Emeth!
This fall the Fannie & Joe Margolin We will engage your child with . . .
Religious School will again offer Jewish holidays— stories
Pre-K and Kindergarten Sunday and observances
classes. The classes are primarily Basic blessings
designed for 4– and 5-year-olds in Hebrew letter recognition
Jewish Bible stories
a preschool setting with no Jewish
the company of other Jewish
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Sundays 9:30-11:30 am (structured play available 11:30-12 for
families with children in other grades of Sunday School)
Registration will begin on May 1, 2011.
For more information, please call 770/973-9205.
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With four fulltime licensed agents in house, fulltime
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have garnered a reputation for success and good solid busi-
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Handi-Crafts Help Family Raise Health Care Funds
By Carmen Abernathy
time that passes, the more difficult it is for Ellie. She will
eventually have to go to liquid, pureed food if this is not
The NF condition has also left Ellie with double vision,
which is a result of her eyes being out of alignment as well.
She hopes to one day correct this condition, but the main
push now is to correct her jaw.
Through hard economic times and lost jobs, the
Karlsens kept their $1,200 per month COBRA policy paid
to ensure that Ellie could have her surgery when the time
was right. When the surgery was denied in March 2010,
the family did not take no for an answer. Jan and Rich
(Ellie’s dad) contacted the insurance company’s medical
director, the state of Georgia insurance commissioner’s
office, the state of Tennessee insurance commissioner’s
office (their policy is from that state), several foundations,
and pro bono avenues. Rich even contacted Oprah --
twice. No doors opened for Ellie, a Pope High School grad-
s Jan and ellie Karlsen are shown with quilted purses from uate who is now studying nursing at Chattahoochee Tech.
their ellie & Jan handi-crafts collection. The goal is to schedule the surgery for Fall 2011, and
the family plans to raise the funds through craft shows and
Ellie Karlsen has spent most of her 20 years waiting.
donations. Because Ellie and Jan love to sew, they began
Diagnosed with a disorder called Neurofibromatosis Type 1
Ellie & Jan Handi-crafts. Their wares include quilted purses,
(NF1) at an early age, Ellie had to wait until she had full
microwave bags for vegetables, pillow cases, adult clothing
facial growth before she could have surgery for the skeletal
protectors, walker carry-alls, and much more. These items
defect. At 18, Ellie and her family begin preparations for
are for sale at the Woodstock Market during the upcoming
the much needed surgery. Now Ellie finds herself once
summer months and the Mt. Bethel UMC Ribbons & Holly
again playing the waiting game. Because this orthognathic
show in November.
procedure is an exclusion in her family’s insurance policy,
the operation, which will be a minimum of $40,000 and At the urging of Jan’s mom and a friend, the Karlsens
can go as high as $80,000, is not covered. So fund rais- also set up a fund to accept donations for Ellie’s surgery.
ing becomes a family affair. There are three ways to donate:
Jan Karlsen, Ellie’s mother, is quick to point out that 1) Check donation can be made to Account#
Ellie’s surgery is not cosmetic. “The surgery is totally for 6657420755, Wells Fargo Bank, 3601 Sandy Plains Rd.,
function,” she says. “Ellie’s current situation is that her Mariettta, GA 30062. Tax receipts are available. Sara
lower jaw is out of alignment severely to the left of her Brooks at the bank serves as the contact: 770/420-0271.
upper jaw, which makes it difficult for her to eat. The more 2) Online donation can be made on http://helponeo-
fourown.org. Scroll down to current cases and then to Ellie
A Cooking School
3) 501 C-3 tax deductible donation. Check payable
for Kids and Adults! to Metro Christian Center and note Ellie Karlsen surgery.
Summer Camps, Mailing address is Metro Christian Center, PO Box 847,
SANDY SPRINGS, GA Birthday Parties, Fun Woodstock, GA 30188.
Friday Classes, Private
The Karlsens ask for prayers for their daughter. “I
Events for Kids & Adults believe in the power of prayer,” says Jan. “Please pray that
we find a way to make this surgery happen.”
Weekly Camp Tuition
Expires 7.31.11: one offer per family Contact the Karlsens for questions about donations
or special craft orders at email@example.com or
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Kell High School Alumn and Now Steeler’s Player
Presents Youth Football Camp
Kell High School All-Star, earned him the ACC Player of the Year Award in 2008. Dwyer
GA Tech Alum and Steelers’ run- also received multiple First Team Selections, was named a
ning back Jon Dwyer will host Parade All-American and a candidate for the Doak Walker Award
three days of football fundamen- which is given to the nation’s best running back.
tals and fun at his youth football Now as a member of the AFC Champion Pittsburgh
camp, June 16-18. Dwyer and Steelers, Jon is using his platform to raise awareness and give
his NFL colleagues and fellow back to the communities that helped him succeed. In addition
GT Yellow Jackets teammates to the mentoring outreach to the young campers on the field, the
will work with 300 youth, ages camp will also benefit two worthy causes, the Kell High School
5-18, at his alma mater, Kell Youth Football Program and an innovative Neurofeedback lab at
High School located in northeast Jacoo’s Ladder Neurodevelopmental School and Therapy Center
Cobb County. in Roswell.
s Jon Dwyer
Campers will learn NFL Jacob’s Ladder Neurodevelopment School and Therapy
style drills, form stretching techniques, strength and conditioning Center specializes in educating children diagnosed with ADD/
training, offense and defense position instruction, and team con- ADHD, Autism, PDD and Asperger’s among others. The
cepts for each age group and skill level from Dwyer’s experienced Jonathan Dwyer Neurofeedback Lab is one of only five in the
camp coaching staff. The key component of the camp, however, world, and has proven to have significant long term effects on
is the mentoring segments, which will encourage the campers to young patients with ADD/ADHD and Autism. “There are so
make good choices, reject negative influences and live a healthy, many misconceptions about ADD/ADHD and my goal is to share
positive lifestyle. my story as an example and encour-
As a Georgia native, Dwyer is well known for his football age others. I want to do what I can so
accomplishments on the field. But one of his biggest challenges that kids in similar situations have the
came in the classroom, when he was diagnosed with ADD at an opportunity to learn and build their confi-
early age. With the support of great teachers and coaches, he dence. With the proper tools and support
was able to succeed in spite of his diagnosis. system you can overcome and succeed, if
Dwyer went on to attend GA Tech after being highly you work hard.”
recruited as a result of his stellar football career at Kell where The camp will provide breakfast
he was named Georgia Player of the Year. While at Tech, Dwyer snacks, lunch, and drinks, and autographs
continued to excel and earned a 3.6 GPA, in part because of from their NFL heroes. For more informa-
the school’s innovative technology for its ADD/ADHD students. tion on the camp or sponsorship opportu-
Dwyer also proved formidable on the football 5/17/11 3:01 PMas
nities, call 770-222-9983 or email pro-
one of the nation’s top running backs as a sophomore, which firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because no two families are alike, we have designed a new,
flexible schedule for the 2011 – 12 school year that allows you to
Bent create a personalized preschool program tailored to your
individual needs. So now, in addition to our NAEYC accreditation,
advanced curriculum, and loving, highly-trained staff, we have
made it more convenient than ever to give your child the best
preschool experience in Atlanta.
Here’s how the new flex-schedule works:
We will continue to offer our Core Day program from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm. As always,
learning takes place all day, however, with this new program, Core Day is the
structured portion of the day focusing on our key curriculum and specialists.
Our flexible options are from 7:30 - 9:00 am; 1:30 - 4:00 pm; and 4:00 - 6:00 pm.
For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact
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vACATiON BiBLe SChOOLS
Name, address & Contact Info Program Name age Dates time Cost
Catholic Church of St. Ann 3 years
4905 Roswell Road NE • Marietta 30062 “Pandamania” (potty trained)- 9am-12noon $60/child
770-552-6400 • www.st-ann.org rising 6th grade
Crossview Baptist Church
1100 Piedmont Road • Marietta 30066 “Beachblast” Pre K - 5th grade 6:30pm–8:30pm Free
770-973-0063 • www.crossviewbaptist.org
East Cobb Church of Christ
5240 Roswell Road • Marietta 30062 “Water Water Everywhere” K-4th 7pm Free
770-587-5999 • www.eastcobbcoc.org
East Cobb Presbyterian Church
5 years- Monday-Friday
4616 Roswell Road NE • Marietta 30062 “Pandamania”
5th grade July 25-29
770-973-4114 • www.ecpca.org
East Cobb United Methodist Church
2325 Roswell Road • Marietta, GA 30062 “Home Town Nazareth” 4 years-5th grade 6pm–8pm $15 donation requested
770-971-3643 • www.eastcobbumc.org
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
4 years– Monday-Friday
3125 Sewell Mill Road • Marietta 30062 “Pandamania” 9am–12:15pm Free ($5/T-shirt)
4th grade June 20-24
770-977-2976 • www.groupvbs.com
Eastside Baptist Church Sunday-Thursday
2450 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068 “SonSurf Beach Bash” K-6th grade June 26*-30 9:15am-12:30pm Free
770-971-2323 ext. 128 • www.ebcfamily.org (*5pm)
Faith Lutheran Church
2111 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068 “Pandamania” 4 years-5th grade 9am-12noon Free
770-973-8877 • www.faithlcms.org
Holy Family Church 4 years-10 years
3401 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068 “Home Town Nazareth” (11 years can 10am-12noon $40/child, $50/2 children
770-973-0038 • www.holyfamilycc.org volunteer)
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 3 years-
2922 Sandy Plains Road • Marietta 30066 “Pandamania” 5th grade 9am-12noon $25
770-971-4600 • www.holytrinitymarietta.org (completed)
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church Kindergarten
955 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta 30068 –5th Grade 10am-12noon Free
(check website for locations) June 20-23
770-973-6561 • www.johnsonferry.org (completed)
Lutheran Church of the Incarnation 9am-12noon
3 years (potty Monday-Friday $25
1200 Indian Hills Parkway • Marietta 30068 “SonSurf Beach Bash” 6:00pm
trained)-10 years June 20-24 (shirt, snack and CD)
770-971-2738 • www.lcilutheran.org (June 24 cookout)
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
3 years (potty Monday-Thursday $20/1st child;
4814 Paper Mill Road • Marietta 30067 “ReNew: A Green VBS” 1-4pm
trained)-5th grade June 27-30 $15/additional child
Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church
4 years by Sept. 1 Monday-Friday
4385 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068 “Shake It Up” 12:30-3:30pm $50
-rising 6th grade June 6-10
770-971-2880 • www.mtbethel.org/vbs
Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church
4 years by Sept. 1 Monday-Friday $30
4385 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068 “Pandamania” 9:30am-12:30pm
-rising 6th grade July 11-15 ($50 after June 30)
770-971-2880 • www.mtbethel.org/vbs
Mount Paran North Church of God
1700 Allgood Road • Marietta 30062 “Pandamania” K3-K completed 9am–12:30pm $25
770-578-9081 • www.mtparan.com
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
3 years- Monday-Friday
1770 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta 30062 “Jesus Rocks” rising 5th grade 9:30am–12:30pm Free
770-971-1465 • www.mtzionumc.org
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vACATiON BiBLe SChOOLS
Name, address & Contact Info Program Name age Dates time Cost
Mountain View United Methodist Church
Monday-Friday Free (donations requested
2300 Jamerson Road • Marietta 30066 “Pandamania” 4 years-5th grade 9am–12noon
July 18-22 for T-shirt)
770-928-0050 • www.mvumc.org
Noonday Baptist Church
4121 Canton Road • Marietta 30066 “Pandamania” K-6th grade 9am - 12noon Free
770-926-6138 • www.noondaychurch.org
570 Piedmont Road, Marietta, GA 30066 “Big Apple Adventure” 5 years-5th grade 6-8:30pm N/A
June 27-July 1
770-422-2566 • www.piedmontchurch.tv
Pilgrimage United Church of Christ
3 years (potty Monday-Friday
3755 Sandy Plains Road • Marietta 30066 “Caring for God’s Creation” 9am-12noon $30/child, $75/family
trained)-5th grade June 13-17
770-971-0007 • www.pilgrimageucc.org/we/vbs.asp
Powers Ferry United Methodist Church
3 years (potty- Monday-Friday
245 Powers Ferry Road • Marietta 30067 “Pandamania” 9:30am-12:30pm Free
trained)-5th grade June 6-10
770-973-5271 • www.powerumc.com
Sandy Plains Baptist Church
2825 Sandy Plains Road • Marietta 30066 “Big Apple Adventure” 5 years-8th grade 9am–12noon Free
June 27-July 1
770-971-8525 • www.sandyplains.org
Shallowford Falls Community Church
3662 Shallowford Road • Marietta 30062 “Big Apple Adventure” 5-11 years 9am-12noon N/A
770-565-7468 • www.shallowfordfalls.com
Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church
3 years-rising 6th Sunday-Thursday
4495 Sandy Plains Road • Marietta 30066 “Pandamania” 6:30-8:30pm $10/child, $20/family max
grade June 26-30
770-993-4919 • www.wesleychapelumc.com
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Fourth of July Festivities
Our nation’s birthday is celebrated coast to coast with fireworks, picnics and festivals. Metro Atlanta is no different. Several cities have
Fourth of July events that offer a fun time for your family. Here are some special events held to celebrate Independence Day that are
just a short drive away:
ACWORTh – July 4 DuNWOODY (SANDY SPRiNGS) – July 4
Concert and fireworks sponsored by Acworth Parks and Annual Fourth of July Parade hosted by the Dunwoody
Recreation Department. Local bands begin playing at 4pm. Homeowners Association and the Dunwoody Crier Newspaper.
Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30pm. Food vendors Begins at 9:30am. Features marching bands, local
will be on site. Tables for 6 are available for rent: $50 for personalities, and floats. Festival with live entertainment,
Acworth residents and $60 for non-residents. Shuttle service activities and barbeque follows at Dunwoody Village, 5483
starting at 3pm available from downtown Acworth to the park Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. More info: 770-817-
area. Located at Lake Acworth Beach at Cauble Park, 2293 8100.
Beach Street, Acworth. More info: 770-917-1234, www.
acworth.org, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org KeNNeSAW – July 3
Pre-Independence Day celebration concert presented by the
ALPhAReTTA- July 4 City of Kennesaw with local bands and special guest, Hotel
Celebrate Independence Day with family and friends at the City California, followed by fireworks at dark. Free admission.
of Alpharetta’s annual fireworks show hosted by Alpharetta Blankets, chairs and coolers allowed. Tables for 6 available for
Recreation and Parks Department. Food vendors open 3-9pm rent at $75. Food and beverages for sale. No alcohol. Concert
and children’s activities from 4-8pm at the Event Lawn behind begins at 8pm at The Depot, 2828 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw.
Alpharetta Community Center. Live musical entertainment More info: 770-422-9714 or www.kennesaw-ga.gov.
featuring local bands starts at 6pm. Spectacular fireworks
display begins at dusk! Bring a lawn chair and blanket. No MARieTTA – July 4
alcohol allowed. Located at Wills Park, 11925 Wills Road, Fourth in the Park celebration presented by Marietta Parks
Alpharetta. More info: 678-297-6100 or accprograms@ and Recreation. Parade starts 10am at Roswell Street Baptist
alpharetta.ga.us. Church, 774 Roswell Street SE, Marietta, and ends at Glover
Park. Followed by concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts
H H H H H show, food, carnival games, and fireworks finale at 9:30pm
in Glover Park/Marietta Square. More info: 770-794-5601 or
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Georgia Symphony Orchestra Unveiled
Boundaries stretch for the orchestra formerly known as “Cobb”
Symphony Chorus was then estab-
lished in 2007 with 100 members
now under its acclaimed Director,
Bryan Black. And, in 2007 the Cobb
Symphony Orchestra also introduced
its Big Band Jazz Ensemble led by
saxophonist Sam Skelton to sold out
audiences. As it continues to grow
and increase its repertoire, programs,
and audiences, the GSO is extending
it’s reach to other venues throughout Georgia. Cobb County
remains it’s birthplace and home.
The public is invited to hear the Georgia Symphony
Orchestra this summer. Three patriotic concerts are scheduled
throughout Cobb County:
s Michael Alexander, Music Director, Georgia Symphony H Star-Spangled Spectacular Concert and Fireworks
Orchestra on the Green
Sunday, June 26, 2011 • 8 PM
Georgia now has a home-grown namesake orchestra. at Kennesaw State University
The Georgia Symphony Orchestra is the new name for a well- KSU Campus Green
established organization, the Cobb Symphony Orchestra, that H Summertime Pops!
has been playing music in the state for 60 years. The name Saturday, July 2, 2011 • 7 PM
change was announced to applause on May 7 at a finale at the Marietta First United Methodist Church
concert by the former Cobb Symphony Orchestra. The newly Amphitheater
named GSO has a reputation for stretching musical boundaries,
H Patriotic Concert and Fireworks!
and is now ready to stretch its geographical boundaries. In its
Sunday, July 3, 2011 • 7:30 PM
premier season, the Georgia Symphony Orchestra will continue
at Mount Paran North Church
to push the limits of what is expected from a regional orches-
tra. Negotiations are ongoing to expand the number of con-
certs presented outside of Cobb County and an agreement is in Celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks and patriotic
place to establish a residency at Reinhardt University’s Falany music featuring the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. For more
Performing Arts Center in North Georgia. In addition to playing information, visit www.georgiasymphony.org.
classics, the orchestra champions new works and engages in
creative collaborations with other musicians. It recently com-
missioned a world premier work. In the past six years, the
organization has added big-band jazz and a full chorus. It also
launched the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus,
the largest of its kind in the Southeast.
“Within the last six years, the organization has taken
major leaps forward,” Music Director Michael Alexander said.
“Given this growth, we are excited to continue to expand our
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Cobb County Seniors Awarded National Merit,
National Achievement Scholarships
Fifteen seniors in Cobb County’s graduating class of Three Cobb seniors received corporate-sponsored National
2011 were named winners of National Merit and National Merit Scholarship awards from business partners of the
Achievement scholarships. The privately-funded National Merit NMSC. Corporate sponsors provide scholarships for approxi-
Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) conducts the two annual rec- mately 1,000 National Merit finalists who are children of their
ognition and scholarship programs each year, initially based employees, residents of communities served by the companies,
on students’ performance on the PSAT/NMSQT. Only 2,500 or who plan to pursue studies the sponsor wishes to encour-
students are selected for $2,500 National Merit Scholarships age. The Cobb recipients are:
from the pool of 15,000 finalists nationwide. A committee of
college admissions officers and high school counselors select
scholarship winners who display the strongest combination of varija Agarwal – Walton High School*
accomplishments, skills and academic potential. Five Cobb Probable career field: Nuclear/Radiological Engineering
seniors are among the 2011 honorees, including: - National Merit Southern Company Scholarship
Guido Bacce – Lassiter High School*
Probable career field: Business
Glenn T. Shrum – Harrison High School - National Merit Dow Chemical Company Scholarship
Probable career field: Journalism
Daniel P valdez – Kennesaw Mountain High School –
Abubakar Abid – Walton High School* Probable career field: Engineering
Probable career field: Computer science - National Merit Marsh & McClennan Companies
Alex M. Li – Walton High School* Scholarship
Probable career field: Pediatrics
Anthony e. Altshul – Wheeler High School* The National Achievement Scholarship program is
Probable career field: Medicine designed to recognize academically promising Black students
Michelle Lee – Wheeler High School* throughout the U.S. and to provide scholarships to the most
Probable career field: Biology outstanding participants. Students from Cobb County high
schools were named among just 800 nationwide award
Stingrays Swimming Lessons Lauren e. Brown – Campbell High School
Probable career field: Radio/television
Brianna M. Chambers – Campbell High School
Probable career field: Broadcast journalism
Jacqueline e. harris – Kennesaw Mountain High School
• Have your children learn Probable career field: Pediatrics
how to swim from professionals
Charis A. Spears – McEachern High School
• Lessons taught throughout the year Probable career field: Medicine
• Low class-to-instructor ratio elizabeth A. Studstill – Sprayberry High School*
Probable career field: Publishing
Alexander D. Mcintyre – Wheeler High School*
Probable career field: Biomedical Engineering
Oludamilola A. Aladesanmi – Wheeler High School*
Probable career field: Medicine
* Denotes high school is located in East Cobb County.
For more information about the National Merit and
Located at the intersection of National Achievement scholarship programs, visit
Holly Springs and Canton Road www.nationalmerit.org.
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Dr. Michael Hinojosa of Dallas, Texas Named Finalist
for Cobb County Schools’ Superintendent
On May 20, the Cobb Association of School Boards and 2005 Superintendent of the
County Board of Education Year by the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Hinojosa has
named Dr. Michael Hinojosa graduate degrees in education from the University of Texas at
of Dallas, Texas, as finalist Austin and the University of North Texas, and a Bachelor’s
for the position of superinten- in education from Texas Tech University. He is an avid sup-
dent of Cobb County Schools. porter, fan and coach of Select Baseball.
Since 2005, Dr. Hinojosa “A successful school system must ensure that students
has served as superintendent are college and work-force ready,” said Dr. Hinojosa. “All
of the Dallas Independent systems in a school district should be aligned to accomplish
School District, the nation’s these desires. A committed and professional staff needs to
14th largest school system ensure this occurs. The board, staff and community that is
with more than 150,000 aligned with this premise will prevail.”
students, 21,000 employees
The announcement of Dr. Hinojosa’s selection as finalist
and a $1.2 billion annual
s Dr. Michael hinojosa begins a state-mandated 14-day period for public comment
and input from the Cobb County community. The Board’s
“Dr. Hinojosa has the experience to lead our schools and next scheduled meeting will take place Wednesday, June 8,
address the tough issues facing a large and diverse school at 8:30am.
system like Cobb County. He is an innovative leader with a
proven record of success,” said Board Chair Alison Bartlett.
Dr. Hinojosa’s career in education spans more than Support Our
three decades as teacher and administrator in several Texas
school systems. His educational leadership has earned acco-
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Free Mulch. Cobb EMC offers free mulch from the clearance Free Arts and Crafts at Lakeshore Learning Materials. In
maintenance of Cobb EMC power lines. It is available throughout June, make an Under the Sea Puppet Show, Keep It Cool Drink
the year and can be delivered when crews are in your area. More Cooler, Father’s Day Wallet and Let’s Go Fishing. Additionally,
info: 678-355-3413. there will be a Summer Blast on June 18 with games and a
beach area. In July, make a Patriotic Wreath, Mosaic Mirror,
every Monday Splashy Jellyfish, My Jazzy Journal and Under the Sea Scene.
Guided Tour of the Strand. Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the 11am-3pm. Ages 3 and up. Lakeshore Learning Store, 4287
Earl Smith Strand Theatre. Learn about the history of the theatre Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-3100 or
dating back to the 1930s. 10am. $5. Earl Smith Strand www.lakeshorelearning.com.
Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info:
770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org. June 1-26
Red, White and Tuna, the third installment in the Tuna Trilogy.
every Wednesday Some favorite Tuna inhabitants return along with new characters
Wednesday Walk in the Garden at Barrington Hall, recognized to celebrate their 4th of July Tuna High School Class reunion.
as one of the best examples of Greek Revival architecture in the Recommended for ages 16 and up due to language. Tuesday-
United States. 9:30am. Free. Advance reservations suggested. Friday: 8pm. Saturday: 2:30pm & 8pm. Sunday: 2:30pm.
Meet on the back porch of the kitchen at Barrington Hall, 535 Wednesday, June 8: 2:30pm matinee. Tuna Tuesdays, June 7 &
Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info/reservations: 14: Purchase 2-for-1 tickets at the box office. Call and mention
770-640-3855. Tuna Tuesdays. No shows June 10 or 11. $25-$35. Theatre
in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info/tickets:
ultimate Playdate. Take an outdoor break for some fresh air 770-422-8369.
and family-friendly music with Jay Memory of Memory Dean
performing old favorites and sing-alongs. 4-7pm. East Cobb Park, June 3-5
3322 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: www.eastcobbpark.org. 2010 Dixie highway Yard Sale. A 90-mile yard sale from
Ringgold to Marietta celebrating the revitalization of the Dixie
every Saturday Highway and giving communities along the route an opportunity
Marietta Square Farmers Market. 9am-12pm. More than 60 to promote their individuality and hidden gems. Many sites will
vendors will participate in this year’s market featuring products be marked “Official Dixie Highway Yard Sale”. Other sales along
that are grown, made and produced in Georgia. Glover Park route as well. 8am-4pm. More info: 800-733-2280 or
Marietta Square. More info: www.mariettaga.gov. 770-387-1357 or www.dixiehighway.org.
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June 4 June 9
Summer Stars Concert Series: The Complete Works of William The Chef’s Culinary Tour, benefiting SafePath Children’s
Shakespeare Abridged presented by CenterStage North and the Advocacy Center, a Cobb County organization which provides
Mountain View Arts Alliance (MVAA). Bring your own dinner services to victims of child abuse. Top chefs from several of
and enjoy. MVAA provides drinks and snacks for a donation. Atlanta’s and Marietta’s acclaimed restaurants will feature their
7:30-9:30pm. $25. The Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy culinary signatures. $75. Cocktails starting at 6pm. The
Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2700 or Pavillion, 736 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info/tickets:
June 4-5 June 10
eastman Gun & Knife Show. Saturday: 9am-5pm. Sunday: Cobb executive Women Luncheon, guest speaker: Mitzi Smith,
10am-5pm. $8/adults. 12&under: free. Cobb Civic Center, president of Sundial Plumbing. 11am-1pm. $20 online (by
548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 229-424-4555 noon, June 8) or $35 at door. The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria
or www.eastmangunshows.com. Parkway, 17th floor, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or
June 5, August 7
First Sunday Family Day at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art Lunch & Learn: Birds in the Backyard presented by Cobb
with fun activities for the whole family. Free admission. 1-4pm. County Master Gardeners. Add music to your garden. Learn how
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street SE, Marietta. to attract a wide variety of birds by choosing plants that appeal
More info: 770-528-1444. to specific birds and by providing appropriate nesting and water
sources to create a bird-friendly habitat. Bring your lunch. 12-
June 6 1pm. Free. Cobb County Central Library, 266 Roswell Street,
Cobb Chamber First Monday Breakfast. Small Business of the Marietta. More info: 770-28-4070.
Year Award will be presented. 7:30am. General admission:
$50. Members: $20 online (by noon, June 2); $35 at door. Loretta Lynn. 7:30pm. $34.50-$79. Cobb Energy Performing
Atlanta Marriott Northwest, 200 Interstate North Parkway, Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info:
Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org. 770-916-2800 or www.cobbenergycentre.com.
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the Knights of Columbus to support their charitable initiatives.
Limited to 35 foursomes. $125/registration includes green fees,
golf cart, giveaways, continental breakfast, buffet lunch and
cash bar. 7am registration. 9am shot gun start. Sponsorships
and prize donations welcome. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001
Clubland Drive, Marietta 30068. More info: Jim Gust,
770-649-0745 or Phil Pennartz, 770-642-0084.
Atlanta Radio Club hamfest, one of the longest running
gatherings of radio amateurs for buying, selling, demonstrating,
exhibiting, and swapping of equipment, with new and used
equipment as well as parts. 8:30am-3:30pm. $5/adults. Free/
ages 18 and under. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road,
Marietta. More info: 770-995-6446.
June 6 – July 23
Roswell Summer Puppet Series. Nationally-renowned
puppeteers bring all varieties of puppets and marionettes to the
stage for a collection of whimsical and captivating performances.
Monday-Saturday: 10am. Additional shows Wednesday and
Friday at 1pm. $5/adults. $4/ages 2-12. Puppet-making kits
specifically tailored to each show available for purchase for $4
per kit. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell.
More info: 770-594-6232 or www.roswellpuppets.com.
Meet and Greet Local Author Karen White as she discusses her
new book The Beach Trees. Karen will be happy to sign books
purchased at Bookmiser (priced at 20% off publisher’s price).
7-9pm. Bookmiser, 4651 Sandy Plains Road (at Hwy. 92), Au t o • H o m e • B o a t • Cyc l e
Roswell. More info/RSVP: 770-993-1555.
2125 Roswell Road NE Marietta • 770-565-9696
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June 10 June 11
“Scary-etta” Tours. Step aboard the trolley for a spirited 26th Annual Magnolia Ball: Casablanca evening benefiting
90-minute fully-narrated ride through Marietta. Learn the history the preservation of Bulloch Hall. 7pm. $150. Black tie/White
of Marietta through the eyes of the dearly departed, hear ghost dinner jacket. Country Club of Roswell, 2500 Club Spring Drive,
stories, walk around the Marietta City Cemetery and conclude Roswell. More info: Pam Billingsley, 770-992-1731, ext. 223,
with a haunting at a local pub and former firehouse full of spirits. or www.bullochhall.org.
8pm. $25/adults. $12/ages 12 & under. The Historic Marietta
Trolley Company, 131 Church Street, Marietta. More info: Atlanta Beat vs. magicTalk SC’s Washington Freedom. Watch
770-425-1006 or www.mariettatrolley.com/scary-etta. as our hometown women’s professional soccer team takes
on magicTalk SC’s Washington Freedom. 7pm. $15/single
June 10-12, 16-19, 23-26 admission or $65/Family Four Pack. Kennesaw State University
Rent, a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning Broadway Soccer Stadium, 3200 George W. Busbee Parkway, Kennesaw.
musical, presented by The Atlanta Lyric Theatre. The musical More info/tickets: 678-298-4778 or
follows a year in the lives of seven friends living in the www.womensprosoccer.com/atlanta.
disappearing Bohemian lifestyle in New York’s East Village as the
impoverished artists deal with their daily struggles, experience City of Kennesaw Summer Concert Series: Almost elton John &
tragedy, and share their love. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. The Rocket Band. Bring a blanket or comfortable low back chair
Saturday, June 25: 2pm & 8pm. Sunday: 2pm. $27.50- and cooler and pack a picnic basket. Limited tables available for
$48.70. The Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. rent. Free. 8pm. The Depot, 2829 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw.
More info: 404-377-9948 or www.atlantalyrictheatre.com. More info: 770-975-0877, 770-422-9714 or
Roswell Lavender Festival 2011 honors and commemorates the June 11-12
beauty and various uses of this ancient herb in a lively family- 19th Annual Georgia Fine and Collectible Book Fair presented by
friendly festival setting featuring a variety of demonstration booths, the Georgia Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Sixty dealers
vendors, crafts, and performances as well as educational booths will bring together their rare books, manuscripts, autographs,
and lavender plants for sale and musical performance by members prints, maps, finely bound volumes and ephemera. Lectures and
of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus. 10am-4pm. Free, exhibits as well. Saturday: 10am-5pm. Sunday: 11am-4pm.
rain or shine. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More
More info: 770-640-3855 or www.southerntrilogy.com. info: Jim Strawn, 404-936-7737.
June 11, July 9
Marietta Square Artists Market showcasing artwork created by
local college students. 9am-12pm. Mill Street near Marietta
Square. More info: www.mariettaga.gov.
Taste of italy-OLLi’s Summer Social event hosted by Kennesaw
State University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the
College of Continuing and Professional Education. An evening
of laughter, music and fun for those who are age 50 and older
who are already part of the OLLI family as well as those who
may want to see what the program has to offer. Doors open
at 5:45pm. Dinner is served from 6-7, followed by music and
dancing. $7. Reservations required. Kennesaw State University
Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw. More info/reservations:
770-423-6765 or ccpe.kennesaw.edu/olli.
Manners Camp for 2nd-4th graders. 9:30am-3:30pm. $325.
Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. More info:
770-992-1731 or www.bullochhall.org.
Working on the Railroad Summer Camp for ages 5-8. Learn
about the different jobs on the railroad through story, song and
fun activities. Camp participants must bring their own packed
lunch. No peanut products. 9am-4pm. $35. $25/museum
members. Registration required. The Southern Museum, 2829
Cherokee Street, Kennesaw. More info: 770-427-2117 or
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June 15 June 18
Civil War Soldier Summer Camp for ages 9-12. Learn about the Juneteenth Celebration on the Square. Juneteenth or June 19,
everyday life of a Civil War soldier through drills, skirmishes and 1865, is considered the date the last slaves in America were
camp activities. Camp participants must bring their own packed freed. Join the Cobb NAACP and City of Marietta for a day of
lunch. No peanut products. 9am-4pm. $35. $25/museum family activities, ethnic foods, entertainment, vendors, music,
members. Registration required. The Southern Museum, 2829 history, and more. Free. 10am-7pm. Glover Park/Marietta
Cherokee Street, Kennesaw. More info: 770-427-2117 or Square. More info: 770-425-5757 or www.mariettaga.gov.
Delta Moon. The dual slide guitars of Delta Moon carry the
June 16-17 listener deep into the heart of the American South. 8-10pm.
used Book and Curriculum Sale presented by Johnson Ferry Free. Tables available for rent. Mable House Barnes
Baptist Church Home School Support Group. Gently used and Amphitheater, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. More info:
new items will be available for low prices. Thursday: 3-8pm. 770-819-3285 or www.mablehouse.org/amphitheatre.
Friday: 8am-2pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson
Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Melodee, 678-895-1543 or June 19
firstname.lastname@example.org. 33rd Annual Possum Trot 10K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run
benefits the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Registration opens
June 17 at 6:30am. Fun Run: 7am. $15. 10K: 7:30am. $27 in
Juneteenth Concert presented by Cobb NAACP Enjoy Jazz on
. advance or $32 race day. Register on line at www.active.com
the lawn of Glover Park. Bring your blanket or folding chairs. or in person at any Big Peach Running Store. Chattahoochee
7-10pm. This is an alcohol free and litter free event. Marietta Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info/to register:
Square. More info: www.mariettaga.gov. 770-992-2055, ext. 226 or www.chattnaturecenter.com.
An evening of Celtic Music featuring instructors from the June 20
National Piping Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, and the Atlanta Lassiter Golf Tournament benefiting the Lassiter football program.
Bagpipe Ensemble with Scottish fiddler Katherine Irwin, Thomas Four-man Texas Scramble format beginning with a noon shotgun
and Friends and dancers from the Towns Killough School of start. $150 includes golf, cart, lunch, shirt and various prizes.
Highland Dance. 8pm. $15-$20. Kennesaw State University Sponsorships available. The Golf Club at Bradshaw Farm, 3030
Bailey Performance Center, 1000 Chastain Road, Bldg. 30, Bradshaw Club Drive Woodstock. More info:
Kennesaw. More info/tickets: 770-423-6650 or ticketing. www.lassiterfootball.net.
June 17-18 entrepreneurs 2011: Turning vision into value, a half-day
Rose Care with Bruce Gillett who will share his recipes for conference presented by Womenetics. Explore ways that women
healthy and beautiful roses in Georgia. 10am. $15 (includes can gain equal access to necessary funding and capital to build
admission to the Gardens). Registration recommended. Smith- businesses that compete at the national and global levels with
Gilbert Gardens, 2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw. More speakers, discussions, and resource fair. 7:30-11:45am. $65/
info: 770-919-0248. person or $600/table for ten. Cobb Energy Centre, 2800 Cobb
Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: www.womenetics.com.
Summer Stars Concert Series: The Drowsey Chaperone
presented by the Mountain View Arts Alliance (MVAA) Cabaret
Camp. Bring your own dinner and enjoy. MVAA provides drinks
and snacks for a donation. 7:30-9:30pm. $25/table for 8. The
Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. Patrick Carmen
More info: 770-509-2700 or www.theartplace.us.
Cobb Classic Rodeo. Bareback riding, bull riding, steer wrestling,
tie down roping, team roping, barrel racing, trick riding and rodeo Patrick Carmen
clowns! 8-10pm. $15/adults. $12/children. Children under Master Stylist - Certified Colorist
5: free. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More
info: 770-684-7277. Stylists/Station Rental now Available
Located at 2520 E. Piedmont Rd Marietta GA 30062, Suite K
June 18 Sprayberry Collection Shopping Center
1st Annual Garden Gallop benefiting Smith-Gilbert Gardens.
The 5K is a USATF Certified Race and a Peachtree Road Patrick enjoys creating “Hairstyles for Lifestyles”
Race Qualifier. There is also a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk and Tot If your hair isn’t becoming to you, you should be coming to me!
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June 24 June 25
Glover Park Concert Series: Yacht Rock. Bring a blanket and Chestnut Ridge Christian Church CommunityFest/Sing for Christ.
picnic dinner or dine in one of the many fine restaurants on the Enjoy food from local vendors, games and inflatables for the kids,
square and enjoy a free concert. Blankets and lawn chairs allowed free tours of the church and free tours of the Jean and Elwood
after 4pm. Tables available for rent. Concert at 8pm. Marietta Wright Environmental Education Center next door. Festival:
Square. More info: 770-794-5601 or www.mariettaga.gov. 12pm-5pm. Concert featuring Christian recording artists:
6-8pm. Chestnut Ridge Christian Church, 2663 Johnson Ferry
June 24 & 26 Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-8888.
The Roswell uMC Patriotic Celebration-Sounds of the Spirit
Concert Series: Patriotic Celebration. The 120-voice Roswell June 26
United Methodist Church Sanctuary Choir and Atlanta Wind Deadline to enter Miss Cobb County Scholarship Pageant.
Symphony join forces to raise this inspiring musical tribute to our Contestants must be 17-23 years old, a high school graduate and
great nation. Free but ticket required for seating. Friday: 7:30pm. single. Judging is based on private interview, talent, event gown
Sunday: 3 & 5:30pm. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 and physical fitness. More info: Gene Phillips, 770-435-6378
Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell. More info: 770-594-0512. or email@example.com.
June 25 Star Spangled Spectacular performed by the Georgia Symphony
Wild West Fest! hosted by the Cobb County Public Library Orchestra. The program will include a mix of Americana,
Foundation to benefit the Library System’s summer reading patriotic classics, and Broadway favorites. The show will
program featuring cowboys and cowgirls, gunslingers, fast draw be capped off with a roaring fireworks display. 8pm. Free.
demonstrations, cowboy music, lasso lessons and more. 10am- Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs, coolers and
3pm. $12. Free/ages 3 & under. Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 picnic items. No tables. Kennesaw State University, 1000
Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2196 or Chastain Road, Kennesaw. More info:
www.cobbcat.org/FoundationHome. www.georgiasymphony.org or 770-429-7016.
Spaghetti Dinner hosted by the East Cobb Lions Club to benefit June 28
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer. 4-7pm. $7/adult. $3/child. Red Cross Blood Drive. The need for blood is constant and your
Print and bring a flyer from the Lions Club website (www.eclions. contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply.
org) and get a free cookie. Powers Ferry United Methodist Church, 3-8pm. St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall (in the back
245 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: www.eclions.org. of the church), 571 Holt Road NE, Marietta. More info: 770-
971-2839 or www.stcatherines.org.
July 1 & 2
An American Celebration 2011 featuring the Johnson Ferry Choir
NO COURT DIVORCE and Orchestra. 7:30pm. Ice cream social following the concert
in the Fellowship Hall. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955
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K Wills K Patriotic Concert by the Georgia Symphony Orchestra featuring
K Estate Planning K patriotic classics and favorites from Broadway and beyond. 7pm.
K Power of Attorney K Free. First United Methodist Church Amphitheater, 56 Whitlock
Avenue, Marietta. More info: www.georgiasymphony.org or
Patriotic Concert by the Georgia Symphony Orchestra featuring
patriotic classics and favorites from Broadway and beyond.
7:30pm. Free. Mount Paran North Church, 1700 Allgood
Road, Marietta. More info: www.georgiasymphony.org or
City of Kennesaw Summer Concert Series: Hotel California.
Bring a blanket or comfortable low back chair and cooler and
pack a picnic basket. Limited tables available for rent. Free.
Paige Norwood Jennings, PC 8pm. Destination opens at 6pm. Fireworks at 9:30pm. The
Depot, 2829 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw. More info:
Collaborative Lawyer 770-975-0877, 770-422-9714 or www.kennesaw-ga.gov/pkrec.
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Fourth in the Park. The Marietta Freedom Parade will begin at The Wiggles Big Birthday! The Fab Four from down under
10am at Roswell Street Baptist Church and head towards the are back with a party full of fun songs and activities. 2:30pm
Square for the start of the Festival. Enjoy food, arts and crafts & 6:30pm. $15.50-$75.50. Cobb Energy Performing Arts
and carnival and watch fireworks at dark. Marietta Square. Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info:
More info: www.mariettaga.gov. 770-916-2800 or www.cobbenergycentre.com.
July 7 July 15-16
First Annual Summer J.A.M. (Joint Association Meeting), an Antique Gun & Military Collectibles Show & Sale. Friday: 12-
after-hours networking event hosted by the Cobb Chamber of 5pm. Saturday: 9am-5pm. $6/adults. $1/ages 6-12. Cobb
Commerce and 13 of Cobb County’s business associations. Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info:
5-8pm. Free. Hilton Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Richard Shields, 704-282-1339 or
Springs Street, Marietta. More info: 770-980-2000. firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 8-10 July 16
Frank Cox Gem & Jewelry Show& Sale. Gems, jewelry, beads Advanced Organic vegetable Gardening Workshop. This
and more. Free and open to the public. Friday: 1-5pm. workshop will focus on ways to boost garden production through
Saturday-Sunday: 10am-5pm. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South improving soil health, planting practices, and management of
Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 770-528-8450 or common pests and diseases. 10am. $15 (includes admission
www.frankcoxproductions.com. to the Gardens). Registration recommended. Smith-Gilbert
Gardens, 2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw. More info:
July 9 770-919-0248.
Smyrna Summer Concert Series: Sol Junky, seasoned
musicians on the Atlanta festival scene who have toured with the Foghat performing with guests, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, the
like of Drivin N Cryin, Rehab, Charlie Daniels Band, and more. Silver Lake Band and The Marty Manous Band. 5-10pm. $25-
7-10pm. Free. The Village Green, 200 Village Green Circle, $55. $320/table for 4. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 239
Smyrna. More info: 770-434-6600. Floyd Road, Mableton. More info: 770-819-3285 or
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July 16 July 29
Atlanta Beat vs. Philadelphia independence. Come cheer on our Glover Park evening Concert Series: Jesters. Bring a blanket
hometown women’s professional soccer team, the Atlanta Beat. and picnic dinner or dine in one of the many fine restaurants on
7pm. $15 or $65/Family Four Pack. Kennesaw State University the square and enjoy a free concert. Blankets and lawn chairs
Soccer Stadium, 3200 George W. Busbee Parkway, Kennesaw. allowed after 4pm. Tables available for rent. Concert at 8pm.
More info/tickets: 678-298-4778 or Marietta Square. More info: 770-794-5601 or
July 16-17 July 30
11th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival. Dance with Making Beads from Rose Petals. Rose petals which have been
butterflies to live music. Create arts and crafts, face painting, frozen will be turned into beads which can be made into jewelry.
and entomology exhibits. Buy butterfly host plants and ask As the beads heat up next to your skin, the aroma of roses
garden experts how you can attract butterflies to your garden. fills the air. 10am. $15 (includes admission to the Gardens).
Wear your butterfly wings and march in the parade. Saturday: Registration recommended. Smith-Gilbert Gardens, 2382 Pine
10am-2pm. Sunday: 12-5pm. $10. Ages 2 and under: free. Mountain Road, Kennesaw. More info: 770-919-0248.
Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More
info: 770-992-2055, ext. 226 or July 30-31
www.chattnaturecenter.com. RK Gun & Knife Show. Saturday: 9am-5pm. Sunday: 10am-
5pm. $8/adults. $2/ages 12 and under. Cobb Civic Center, 548
July 23 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 563-927-8176 or
Six Flag’s STARBuRST Summer Concert Series with We The www.rkshows.com.
Kings, The Summer Set and Downtown Fiction. 5pm. Six Flags
Over Georgia, 275 Riverside Parkway, Austell. More info: July 31
770-948-9290 or www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia. The Georgia Bridal Show. Meet wedding professionals and
find everything you need to create the wedding of your dreams.
July 23-24 12-5pm. $10 at door. $9 online. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two
35th Annual Collectible Glass Show and Sale presented by Peach Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 800-532-8917 or
State Depression Glass Club. Saturday: 10am-5pm. Sunday: www.eliteevents.com.
10am-4pm. $6 (good both days). Nationally recognized
dealers. Antique and vintage glass, pottery, Depression Era glass,
kitchenware and dinnerware. Free seminars. Cobb Civic Center,
548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info:
770-853-5327 or www.psdgc.com.
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Bon iver, one of the most highly touted new artists of the last
decade. 7:30pm. $30.50-$38. Cobb Energy Performing Arts
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Lutador Grappling Mixed Martial Arts. Martial arts competition,
kids to adults, men and women. Visit www.lutadorgrappling.com
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Greek Festival Offered Food & Fun for Thousands
The Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church
held their the 21st Annual Marietta Greek Festival
May 13-15. The Marietta Greek Festival was held
on the church grounds at 3431Trickum Road in East
Cobb. Thousands came from around Metro Atlanta to
enjoy homemade Greek food and pastries, live Greek
music, and Greek dancing.
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Bank of North Georgia Spreads the Love
make more than 63,978 sandwiches for children in metro
Atlanta (with approximately two ounces of PB&J spread on
each sandwich). Creamy peanut butter was the clear winner
over crunchy and the bank received more grape jelly than any
Since 2008, Bank of North Georgia has collected more
than 10 tons of peanut butter and jelly through this mean-
ingful community relations effort. This year, they brought it
to a whole new level by inviting the Bank of Coweta team
to participate as well as 17 partner schools. As a Partner in
Education with Mt. Bethel Elementary School, the Bank of
North Georgia, located on Johnson Ferry Road, enlisted help
from Mt. Bethel Elementary School in Marietta/East Cobb.
The Center for Family Resources received 21 jars of PB&J
from the Chastain Road branch in Kennesaw, 100 jars from
the Marietta Square branch and 282 jars from our partner
school, Marietta Middle School. Total: 403 jars of PB&J.
s Pictured above are Mt. Bethel students Ashton Baker, Liam MUST Ministries in Marietta received 62 jars of PB&J
Collins, Kate Wisneski, Alexa Weston, and Abby Foy. from the Galleria branch, 88 jars from the Johnson Ferry
branch, 38 jars from the students and parents from the
Bank of North Georgia and Bank of Coweta, two divi- Georgia Ballet, and 550 jars from Mt. Bethel Elementary
sions of Synovus Bank, had tremendous success in host- (which is the second largest amount BNG collected from a
ing their 4th Annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Food Drive to partner school) for a total of 738 jars of PB&J. The school
benefit children served by 30 local food pantries that are that collected the most PB&J was Chrysalis Experiential
located near their 46 branches in metro Atlanta. The ‘Spread Academy in Roswell with 800 jars.
the Love’ PB&J Food Drive was held from April 2 (National Bank of North Georgia and Bank of Coweta have
Peanut Butter and Jelly Day) to May 14. In total, Bank of dynamic community relations programs that are designed to
North Georgia and Bank of Coweta collected 5,899 jars at continually reaffirm their longstanding commitment to helping
7,997 pounds, which is 4 tons of PB&J. That is enough to others in the communities they serve.
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Sunday, June 26th
Kick Off Night @ 5:00 PM
Music, Bible Story, Skits & FUN
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Pet of the Month: Biggie Boy Should Your Pet Be
Submitted by Denise, Ken, Max and Chase Carrier
Our Pet of the Month?
Fill out the information on your pet and send it to:
EAST COBBER, P Box 672121, Marietta, GA 30006-0036
Please include a picture with your entry. Or email
description and a jpg to: email@example.com
Pet’s Name: ________________________________________
Age & Gender:______________________________________
Animal/Breed: Norwegian Forest Cat Favorite Person: _____________________________________
Age & Gender: Approx. 10 yrs. old; male
Favorite Food: Chicken pieces, lunchmeat, most moist Best Trick:__________________________________________
Favorite Person: Max - 18 year old son - will miss him Turn Ons: __________________________________________
dearly when he leaves for LSU in the fall
Best Trick: Each morning either pushes Mom’s eye Turn Offs: __________________________________________
open with paw or bats Mom’s cheeks simultaneously
with both paws to wake her to feed him his morning Favorite Toy: ________________________________________
Turn Ons: Loves to go outside and wait for Max to Last Seen: __________________________________________
return from school each day. He instinctively knows the
time to go to the door to ask to be let out. He also loves What makes your dog so special: ______________________
short car rides. Dad takes him to the bank’s drive-thru
and the teller gets a kick out of seeing him. He will ride Owner’s Name: _____________________________________
on your lap the entire time.
Turn Offs: He does not like to have his beautiful long
fur brushed and lets you know.
Favorite Toy: He loves a 30 year old blanket but will
only make “biscuits” with it and suck on it when no one
is around. He usually does it in the middle of the night
and we will find the blanket all twisted up in hallway in
the morning. He is a celebrity and was featured in the
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Last seen: Sleeping in hallway laundry basket where he
can sniff all of his family’s lovely smells contently.
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Our Pal’s Place Offers Summer Camps for Pet Lovers
Our Pal’s Place (O.P .) is an animal advocate organiza-
.P and compassion towards all animals and practice what they
tion with a pet adoption facility and learning center. Their learn with hands-on activities with rescued dogs, cats, hors-
mission is to rescue animals from “death row” in county shel- es, rabbits and birds.
ters and adopt them into “forever homes”. In addition, their > understanding Dogs - The goal of this camp is to
Learning Center offers fun, informative education programs teach youth how to listen to and communicate with dogs. We
like Camp O.P . to teach solutions to current animal welfare “listen” to dogs by reading their body language and under-
issues. All of their work at O.P . is performed with a positive standing their breed characteristics. We “communicate” with
attitude and in a fun environment. They are licensed by the dogs by using positive training techniques. Campers will
Department of Agriculture, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit and incor- choose different dogs throughout the week with whom they
porated. Their pet adoption facility and learning center are will listen and communicate. The week will conclude with a
located at 4508 Canton Road, Marietta, 30066 talent show for the parents.
Camp O.P . (Our Pal’s Place ) is a fun-filled, week-long > helping Animals - The goal of this camp is to learn
camp where kids participate in activities that teach kindness about animals in need and how to help them. Throughout
and compassion to the animals. Each day starts with interac- the week, campers will choose different dogs to spend time
tive learning activities and concludes with hands-on experience with, learn about their life experiences and determine how to
with the animals to practice what was learned. Camp O.P . .P improve their future. The afternoons will be filled with arts
is designed to give kids hands-on experience with rescued ani- and crafts: designing t-shirts, creating posters, making toys
mals. For this reason, the first day of each camp week is spent and much more! This camp has an “extra” day if campers
learning safety and the first topic addressed of each camp day want to participate in taking towels and toys to animals in a
is reviewing safety rules. Our Pal’s Place is offering three differ- county shelter.
ent camp programs rotating throughout the summer :
All proceeds from camp fees go to housing homeless ani-
> Kindness & Compassion to All Animals - Our Pal’s mals in our pet adoption facility. For more information about
Place signature camp returns for its fourth year! This week ,
Camp OPP visit www.ourpalsplace.org or call Gigi, OPP’s
long camp provides kids the opportunity to learn kindness Executive Director, at 678-361-7623.
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Restaurant Health Inspections American Deli
Goldberg’s Bagel and Deli
The following are the results of inspections done by the Environmental Health 2100 Roswell Road 1062 Johnson Ferry Road
Division of the Cobb County Health Department. Marietta 30062 Marietta 30068
Grading scale: A=100-90, B=89-80, C=79-70, U=69 or less. A grade of New is 770-509-3800 Mon-Sun: 6am-5pm
for new restaurants or in case of a change of ownership.
New York style deli with great food and
Current Previous Bradley’s Bar & Grill
Restaurant Grade Date Grade Date atmosphere! You can place your order online
4961 Lower Roswell Road
and we also offer full catering service.
Allstar Sports Grill 89-B 1/20/11 93-A 10/18/10 Marietta 30068
2060 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta 770-321-0108 Einstein Bros. Bagels
Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs 87-B 1/7/11 81-B 7/12/10 Mon.-Sat. 12pm-2am 2014 Powers Ferry Road
80 Powers Ferry Rd, Marietta Atlanta 30339
Barker’s Red Hots
Bamboo China Bistro 86-B 1/24/11 90-A 9/20/10 3000 Windy Hill Road
4400 Roswell Rd, Marietta >2960 Shallowford Road
Basil’s Wraps 87-B 1/19/11 N/A 770-272-0407
2800 Canton Rd, Marietta 770-321-0299
Brewsters Neighborhood Grille > 1275 Johnson Ferry Road
Biscuits And More 96-A 1/25/11 88-B 8/13/10 3595 Canton Road
3162 Johnson Ferry Rd Marietta Marietta 30068
Marietta 30066 770-321-6060
Cafe De Paris 86-B 1/28/11 86-B 10/19/10 770-591-1291
1100 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta Panera Bread
Captain D’s #3546 91-A 1/20/11 91-A 8/17/10 Delkwood Grill 2100 Roswell Road
2811 Canton Hwy, Marietta 2769 Delk Road Marietta 30062
Cazadores Mexican Restaurant #1 85-B 1/25/11 88-B 9/3/10
Marietta 30067 770-565-5570
3165 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta 770-956-1313
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617 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta 770-612-3311 Marietta 30062
Churchill’s Pub 91-A 1/27/11 100-A 8/24/10 > 1142 Barrett Parkway 770-640-1731
1401 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta Kennesaw 30144 J. Christopher’s
Curry Curry 70-C 1/19/11 100-A 11/15/10 770-919-9612 1205 Johnson Ferry Road
4724 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta Marlow’s Tavern Marietta 30068
Grand Asian Buffet 66 - U 2/1/11 87 - B 7/5/10 1311 Johnson Ferry Road 770-579-6800
2821 Chastain Meadows Pkwy, Marietta Marietta 30068 7am-2pm
Marietta Billiard Club 85 - B 9/27/10 75 - C 9/16/10 770-977-7747 Breakfast, brunch & lunch. An East Cobb
1355 Roswell Rd, Marietta www.marlowstavern.com original since 1997.
Marlow’s Tavern 97-A 1/19/11 96 -A 11/17/10 Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-12midnight > 1275 Powers Ferry Road
91311 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta Friday-Saturday: 11:30am-1am Marietta 30067
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II2217 Roswell Rd, Marietta Marlow’s Tavern features the “best of the > 2700 Town Center Drive
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Nicky’s Diner 80-B 12/28/10 64-U 12/2/10
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Presto Latin & International Cusine 83-B 1/28/11 91-A 6/11/20
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Marlow’s Tavern provides a casual and
Tijuana Joe’s Catina 100-A 1/18/11 82-B 11/30/10
690 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta
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Recipe of the Month: Cornmeal Peach Cake
With the peach harvest season upon us, East Cobbers should be enjoying the bounty of peaches
available this summer. Each year, Georgia produces over 2.6 million cartons, or more than 63 mil-
lion pounds of sweet-tasting peaches between mid-May and mid-August. More than 40 varieties of
peaches are grown in Georgia, and the state’s proximity to major markets throughout the Southeast
allows the fruit to be regularly delivered fresh-off-the-tree to grocers all over the region.
Peach County native Gena Knox has devoted a section of her latest cookbook, “Southern My Way:
Simple Recipes, Fresh Flavors” to recipes featuring sweet Georgia peaches. While the cookbook
features more than 250 pages of seasonal recipes streamlined for busy lives, Gena feels a special
passion for the Peach State’s favorite fruit. Here is one of those peach recipes, Cornmeal Peach Cake:
Cornmeal Peach Cake Special equipment: 10-cup bundt pan
Not overly sweet, but absolutely delicious, this cake is best
served with fresh whipped cream or ice cream. The cornmeal FIRST Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour a 10-cup bundt
lends a rich golden hue. pan. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, baking
powder, and salt; set aside.
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 55 minutes NEXT Using an electric mixer with a paddle attachment or
Yields: 12 servings a hand mixer, beat eggs, sugar, and oil until smooth. Slowly
beat in orange juice. One cup at a time, add flour mixture
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour until incorporated. Stir in vanilla. In a medium bowl, toss
½ cup yellow cornmeal peaches, sugar and cinnamon.
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt LAST Pour half of batter into bundt pan, top with peaches and
4 eggs finish with remaining batter. Bake for 55 minutes. Let cool in
2 cups sugar pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan, place on
1 cup canola or vegetable oil wire rack, and let cool completely.
¼ cup fresh orange juice
2 ½ teaspoons vanilla From my kitchen For a super-moist cake, you can add an
3 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced (about 2 cups) additional cup of peaches and bake a few minutes longer. The
¼ cup sugar cake may not have a neat, uniform shape, but I love the gooey
1 ½ teaspoons sugar center.
To learn more about Georgia Peaches, get recipe ideas and sign the “Peach Promise”, visit the Georgia
Peach Council at www.gapeaches.org, and www.facebook.com/SweetGeorgiaPeaches.
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 feature, ‘Recipe of the Month.’ Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, re: “Recipe of the Month’. Please include your
name and contact information with the recipe.
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Local Tennis Tournaments Scheduled This Summer
Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department offers tennis programming that suits any-
one that is interested in the game. Cobb has 122 tennis courts located throughout the county. With 6 full ser-
vice tennis centers and 13 additional satellite tennis facilities, there is sure to be a tennis court in your area.
Programs are offered for the newest beginner to the highest level of play - Cobb’s tennis program is ready to
help you hit the tennis courts. Cobb’s tennis program offers numerous tournaments for all ages and levels of
play. All tournaments are sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association and require USTA membership.
Here are some upcoming tennis tournaments taking place in East Cobb this summer:
June 24-26 July 15-18
Marietta NTRP Challenge Georgia Games Adult/Open/NTRP Championship
NMW (3.0-5.0)s MW(Op, 30-45)s, SE; NMW (3.0-4.5)sd, SE
$17/player $43.50 for 1 event, $46 for 2 evens per player
Register online at www.usta.com by June 20. Register online at www.usta.com by July 10.
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$17/singles, $11 doubles per player
Register online at www.usta.com by July 6.
Terrell Mill Tennis Center, 480 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta
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Pineapple Park Local YMCA and
Offers Distinctive Décor EAST COBBER Team Up to
and Design Services Beat the Summer Blues
PLAYDATE IN THE PARK • Every Tuesday
10-11:30am* June 7 - July 26 • Presented
Cobb YMCA• More info: 770-640-707
When faced with a decorating project, there are two
types of people – those who have a vision of the perfect
room and the know-how to make it happen, and those
who just don’t. Fortunately for the latter, Pacita Wilson has
arrived in town.
Last fall, Wilson and her husband Ken opened
Pineapple Park in a blue Victorian on Woodstock’s Main
Street when they relocated from Florida’s East Coast. by eAST COBBeR and the McCleskey-east
Wilson brings the 17 years of experience she gained while
owning and operating an interior design store in Florida and
an unparalleled eye for design. “I’m bored” is a common complaint from kids in the
A home is a reflection of its inhabitants and no one summer. Whether your kids are just bored or you need
understands this better than Wilson. One of her favorite something different to do during the summer break , the
things to do is to find a new use for an old treasure in a
EAST COBBER and the East Cobb YMCA have partnered
client’s home. She specializes in Re-Mix projects to give a
fresh perspective to a client’s room. For $250, Wilson and together to bring you “Playdates in the Park.” Held at the
her team will completely re-design any room in the home East Cobb Park on Roswell Road each Tuesday morning
using the homeowner’s existing pieces. They can also bring 10-11:30AM June 7 – July 26 every Tuesday, the play-
options for new accessories in keeping with the client’s pre-
dates will be full of interactive, entertaining, and educa-
tional activities for children—from preschool to fifth grade.
For those who seek a more in-depth consultation,
Pineapple Park offers in-home design services. Wilson Activities planned are children’s crafts, hikes, contests,
works with both interiors and exteriors of the home, includ- prizes and more! The McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA will
ing architectural details for added curb appeal. And of bring their teen campers participating in their “Counselors in
course the store offers a unique array of ever-changing mer- Training” day camps to help ensure a fun and safe program
chandise for every room of the home. Wilson specializes in
vintage and European-style merchandise with an eclectic every Tuesday.
flair. Regularly scheduled in-store events include Ladies “We invite civic associations, hobby enthusiasts, busi-
Nights and decorating workshops.
nesses, artists and entertainers to participate in the open-
Pineapple Park is located at 8494 Main Street in to-the-public playdates . . . just call me (770-640-7070) if
Woodstock. They are open from 10am-5pm, Monday-
Saturday, with extended hours during the summer. Visit you want to donate prizes or activities,” says Cynthia Rozzo,
their website at www.pineapplepark.com, find them on publisher of the EAST COBBER.
Facebook/PineapplePark or call 678-494-8494.
To receive notices of the themes of the weekly
“Playdates in the Park”, go to www.eastcobber.com and
sign up for EAST COBBER’s weekly E-newsletter which will
highlight the summer playdates’ programs.
hospitality on main street
I East Cobb
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Chef’s Culinary Tour
The Art of the Matter Takes Place in East Cobb
The Chef’s Culinary Tour will
be held on Thursday, June 9th,
2011, at the Pavillion in East
Cobb. The event will benefit
SafePath Children’s Advocacy
Center, a Cobb County organiza-
tion which provides services to
victims of child abuse. Joining
the effort are top chefs from sev-
Searching for the perfect venue for a birthday party, eral of Atlanta’s and Marietta’s
baby shower, bunco group, or even a local fundraiser? acclaimed restaurants to include-
Look no further than East Cobb’s Canvas by U! where your Two Urban Licks, ONE. midtown
group can gather for painting sessions. With no experience kitchen, Parish, ROOM, Paper
needed, create your own work of art. Just bring friends Mill Grill, Ritter’s, Gabriel’s,
and wine or favorite beverage, and Canvas by U! provides Henry’s Louisiana Grill and
s Chef Alex Reethof Sam’s BBQ1.
all the necessary supplies and top-notch instructor who
guides you stroke by stroke as you paint your masterpiece. “We are so excited to have the support of some of the best
chefs in the state to include Food Network Star finalist, Justin
Classes are conveniently offered Mon.-Tues., 7:00- Balmes,” said Jinger Robins, Executive Director of SafePath.
9:00 p.m., Wed., 8:00-10:00 p.m., and Thurs.-Sat., “The economy has suffered terribly in the last two years, yet
7:00-10:00 p.m. On Sunday afternoons, children’s class- the children and families who benefit from SafePath’s criti-
es are from 2:30-4:30 p.m. During the evenings, minors cal services are still in need. In fact, during tough economic
12 and older can accompany adults. Costs range from times, instances of abuse increase. The Chef’s Culinary Tour
$25 for the two-hour class and $35 for the three-hour will help us raise funds to continue assisting abused children
class. Sign-up is online at www.CanvasbyU.com. Each and reduce their trauma.”
class can accommodate up to 80 people. At the event, the renowned chefs will feature their culi-
According to Owner Stacy Abston, Canvas by U! is nary signatures. Cocktails will start at 6pm, and the tasting
will begin at 7pm. For only $75 per individual, guests will be
actively involved in the community, hosting fundraisers
able to interact with the executive chefs out of the kitchen and
such as Susan G. Komen and Relay for Life. At least
sample different tastes. The Chef’s Culinary Tour will include
once a month, painters gather for a good time and a good dancing featuring the music of PRIME.
cause. A portion of the proceeds from the designated eve-
“The Chef’s Culinary Tour is sure to be the ultimate food
ning go directly to the charity. “You can organize a fund-
social of the year,” said Chef Alex Reethof, event chair and East
raiser at Canvas by U! or check our website for upcoming Cobb resident. “People may not realize that SafePath is the
events and support the fundraiser of your choice,” says organization that is there helping those victims of child abuse
Abston. that we hear about on the news. The services they provide are
For those looking into children’s activities this sum- vital to those families and our community. If you have a pas-
mer, Canvas by U! is offering kid’s summer camps, where sion for food and fun, my hope is that you will join us in sup-
porting SafePath and the work that they do.”
the Masters, such as Monet and van Gogh, will be taught.
Camps will be held June 6-10 and July 11-15. Each class SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc. is a private
is 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon daily, and the cost is $25. Just 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the
lives of children who have been abused. SafePath’s mis-
register online for any day(s) during those weeks.
sion is to reduce the trauma to children and their families by
Canvas by U! is located at 3000 Johnson Ferry Rd., offering a comprehensive, professional and
Suite 212, in Marietta/East Cobb. Classes are also available child-friendly approach to allegations of child
at two other metro locations in Dunwoody Plaza and North abuse. SafePath ensures a less traumatic,
Druid Hills. For more information and to register, visit child-focused approach to child abuse cases
www.CanvasbyU.com or contact info@CanvasbyU.com. by bringing together professionals from law
enforcement, the district attorney’s office,
therapists, healthcare professions, DFACS,
and other agencies, to all work together as
a collaborative team. For more information
about SafePath or to purchase tickets, please
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for Summer Break Coach’s for the
By Lieutenant Destiny Davidson,
Cobb County Police Department, Precinct 4
With Peter Allen
As we approach summer vacation, family travel and out-
door activities will increase. This is the perfect time to make you Are You in Business For Your Self?
aware that Governor Deal recently approved changes to certain If you own a business, have a job, are unemployed or
Georgia laws pertaining to child safety restraints and rules of the retired, and you receive and spend money, the answer is,
road concerning bicyclists. “Absolutely yes.” Why? Because in today’s world your whole
life is a business.
Effective July 1, when travelling in a motor vehicle, children If you are an owner of a business: You either bought it or
will be required to be properly restrained in a child passenger created it to sell products and/or services and you conduct the
safety restraint device until they reach 8 years of age. The cur- business assuming full control, responsibility and risk.
rent law pertains to children until they reach the age of 6. If you are employed or contracted by a company: You are
responsible for fulfilling the tasks and mission for which you
For your older children who have outgrown a traditional were hired. You are using your skills and talents. Therefore,
safety seat, this will mean a booster seat, which is simply a you assume part of the risk.
device designed to elevate the child to the proper height so that If you are unemployed and are seeking employment:
the seat belt will fit as it is intended. If you would like more You’re in the business of marketing and identifying and selling
information on recommended practices including those that your skills and talents.
go above the minimum legal requirements pertaining to child If you are retired: You are responsible for using your skills,
talents and interest to create a life of fulfillment based on how
safety restraints please visit. http://www.gahighwaysafety.org/ you spend your time and money
Your whole life can benefit from applying the principles
There are numerous locations around metro Atlanta where of operating a successful, productive business. Your life has a
you can have your child’s safety seat inspected to ensure that beginning and end, just like a business. It goes through various
stages as it matures, and you have 24 hours each day to man-
you are following both the law and best practices. In Cobb age and create the life you want. It would be to your benefit to
County you can have your child safety seat inspected at the Child change the way you look at all your relationships. An example
Safety Seat Inspection Station located within the Cobb County is the way you view your employment relationship. Rather than
thinking of yourself as being an employee, see yourself as a
Safety Village at 1220 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta, GA 30008. For business person with the perception of, “I am selling my unique
appointments call 770-514-2369. skills and talents to the company to fulfill the tasks and mission
for which I was hired.” The benefit of this perception is that
You can also visit the website of Safe Kids of Georgia www.
it will make you stronger. Thinking as a business person, you
safekidsgeorgia.org to find other locations that offer child safety become more aware of continually improving your skills, talents
seat inspections. This site also offers a wealth of information and interest so that you are always marketable.
on preventing unintentional child hood injuries associated with When the time comes for you to quit, get laid off or be
motor vehicle crashes, bicycling accidents, burns, drownings, ‘downsized,’ you then become an entrepreneur to create and
build a mechanism to market you, your skills and talents to an
and much more.
employer or to create your own business. The same will hold
Other changes in Georgia law pertain to bicyclists on pub- true when the time comes for you to create a joyful fulfilling
lic roadways. Effective July 1, where a bicycle lane is provided transition into semi- or full retirement.
on the roadway, the operator of a motor vehicle shall yield to a Your whole life, as with a business, has similar catego-
ries and tasks, things to plan, create, manage and improve:
person operating a bicycle in a bicycle lane. In addition, anytime Career/Business, Money Management, Health, Family, Social
a driver is attempting to overtake and pass a bicyclist travelling Relationships (personal friends/significant other and business
in the same direction, the driver will be required to move over at associates), Personal and Professional Mastery, and Physical
least 3 feet until safely past the overtaken bicycle. Environment (fun and recreation).
As a business, life and retirement coach, I assist you into
And while not a new law, it is important to remember that breaking free of the barriers and transition into the results you
no person under the age of 16 years can operate or be a passen- desire. I will guide you in your journey by gaining clarity in your
ger on a bicycle on a highway, bicycle path, or sidewalk without purpose, goals and vision, uncover and identify the obstacles
and challenges. I provide processes that will enable you to
wearing a bicycle helmet. And while not required by law, It is move through them effectively so that you can create the busi-
strongly advisable that bicyclist of all ages wear a helmet when ness and life you desire with passion, prosperity, balance, and
riding a bicycle. fulfillment.
Call me at 770-977-2232 with any questions or com-
ments. Visit my website www.breakingfreecoaching.com where
PLEASE RECYCLE you will find several articles on related topics.
THIS PAPER Purpose, Passion & Prosperity
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By Steven Watson
The more I run, the more I realize that
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PeRSONAL TRAiNiNG Yes. We could be doing yoga. This
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Ari Levine losophy. I know some of its benefits from
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neurosurgeons, and commitment to continuing education, training, Runners can prevent injury by lengthening the muscles with
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orthotics, and diabetic limb salvage. A full array of podiatric care ing out, it pays to get a teacher and go to a class. “You get a lot
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fractures, bunions, hammer toes, flat feet, ingrown toenails, nail books and DVD’s are a good choice for advanced yoginis, an
fungus, arch pain, foot facials using medical grade products and instructor can give novices hands-on correction to get the most
much more. out of the poses. She can also tell you if you are misaligned.
“You can’t get that from a video,” Rachel says.
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Taste of Italy – OLLI’s
Summer Social Event
Having a great time with friends is a core ingredient to
the success of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
at the College of Continuing and Professional Education at
Kennesaw State University.
Three times a year, OLLI seeks to bring together all
those people who have enjoyed being a part of the OLLI
family and invite those who are age 50 and older to see
what the program has to offer. OLLI’s next event is the
Taste of Italy Social on Monday, June 13th, at KSU Center.
“There is nothing like a summer social to put a little
spice into our annual calendar,” said Michelle Girage,
OLLI Assistant Director. She said, aside from the deli-
cious Italian feast, there will be live music provided by the
Society Express Band who will be making their debut to
the OLLI crowd
“This band is certain to have everyone on their feet
dancing before the night is over,” Michelle said. Past
socials have drawn about 250 seasoned adults out for
an evening of great food, dancing and a “whole lotta fun”
with new and old friends.
“With so many programs going on throughout the
year, the socials have turned into a homecoming style
event which allows us to visit with everybody and catch
up on the happenings in their lives,” Michelle said. “It’s a
great mix of laughter, music and fun!”
The cost is only $7 per person and includes dancing,
catered dinner and wonderful conversation. Doors open at
5:45pm and dinner is served from 6-7pm.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling
770-423-6765 or you can register online at ccpe.ken-
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Senior Swimmer Goes for Gold
By Anne Alexander
For those of us who have was delighted to be “treated like a real Olympian” – a nearly
ever backed down from a chal- overwhelming experience with numerous paparazzi snapping
lenge because we might think pictures of her at the finish line.
ourselves too old, Sue Ottosen is Sue has won medals and honors from numerous competi-
an inspiration. The sixty-eight tions. Not only has Sue earned medals for her swimming, but
year old artist and owner of a .T.
she has also placed in the P Solutions Women’s Triathlon in
framing business in East Cobb is Acworth for the last four years. Sue also competes in shot put
preparing for her fourth National and discus at the Georgia State Senior Olympic Games. It’s
Senior Olympics Games to be never too late according to Sue Ottosen to “get up off your duff
held June 16 – 30 in Houston, and start moving!”
The National Senior Games Association was developed
A former art teacher and in 1985 with the purpose of promoting healthy lifestyles for
accomplished cellist, Sue never seniors through education, fitness, and sports. It is a commu-
considered herself an athlete; nity-based member of the United States Olympic Committee
s Sue Ottosen however, an ad for the National and functions as a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit corporation.
Senior Olympics motivated her Participants who qualify for the National Games are responsible
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East Cobb Senior Center Activities Scheduled for June & July
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.
ice Cream and a Movie: The Young Victoria history Corner: American Revolution Battle of Monmouth
Monday, June 20 Wednesday, June 29
1– 4pm 10 – 11:30am
Cost: $3/Cobb resident; $4/non-resident. Registration Cost: Free. Registration required.
required. One of the largest and most important conflicts in the
Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend star in the lavish historical Revolutionary War took place on June 29, 1778 at
drama. Based on the courtship and early reign of England’s Monmouth, New Jersey. The British assumed that the
longest-serving monarch, Queen Victoria, this is a movie of Continental Army was weak, ill-disciplined and incapable of
romance intrigue and power. Come enjoy the majestic tale, facing up to their own seasoned troops, but the events that
ice cream and popcorn! were about to unfold in New Jersey proved them wrong.
Come learn the importance of this decisive battle and its
Biography: Stories through Time: The Golden Age of Jazz/ historical impact.
Wednesday, June 22: history Corner: history of July 4th
10 – 11:30am Wednesday, July 6
Cost: Free. Registration required. 10 – 11:30am
This documentary has been compiled from the masters that Cost: Free. Registration required.
have been forgotten in the vaults of the Hollywood studios. Throughout America, the 4th of July is a summer celebration
Come hear about Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, the Mills of beaches, barbecues and the birth of the nation, where
Brothers, Louis Armstrong, the Dorsey Brothers, Gene Krupa parades march down Main Street and the night sky lights
and Peggy Lee, just to name a few. up with stunning fireworks. Did you ever wonder how these
traditions began? The birth of our nation wasn’t declared a
886 Johnson Ferry Rd. holiday until 1941!
Marietta, GA 30068
Blood Pressure Screening
July 5, 7, 19, 27
10am – 12pm
Biography: Stories through Time: The Real Ben Franklin
A ssisted Living Memory Care Respite Wednesday, July 13
10 – 11:30am
Cost: Free. Registration required.
24-hour access to caring
associates He was born in 1706, the son of a Boston tradesman. As
colonial printer, he achieved fame and fortune; as civic
leader he helped establish America’s first lending library and
a distinguished hospital And as Founding Father, he signed
the Declaration of Independence and the United States
Constitution, profoundly influencing the great debates that
shaped the American nation.
ice Cream & a Movie: Mr. Roberts
Monday, July 18
1 – 4pm
Saluting Our Veteran's and Heroes All Month Long! Cost: $3/Cobb resident; $4/non-resident. Registration
Bring Your Special Hero for a Tour and Lunch required.
Mr. Roberts, starring Henry Fonda, James Cagney, Jack
Call for Reservations Lemon and William Powell, is one of the best patriotic movies
to come out of Hollywood. The USS Reluctant carries cargo
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RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org or (770) 977-4420 horizon, the real war passes its stir-crazy crew by. No shot is
www.SavannahCourtMarietta.com fired, no blood is spilled, yet Mr. Roberts endures as one of
our most truthful war sagas.
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AARP Chapter 2830. First Thursday of Atlanta World War ii Roundtable. Third Business Network international Dudes ‘n Darlins Square Dance Club.
each month. 1:30pm. East Cobb Senior Thursday (Sept-June) of the month. (BNi). Tuesdays. 7:30-9am. BNI is an Dances on second and 4th Friday each
Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 11:30am. Petite Auberge Restaurant, international networking organization with month. 8-10:30pm. Mountain View
More info: Mary Johnson, 770-926-7881 North Druid Hills Road @ LaVista Road, chapters throughout the Atlanta area. Community Center, 3400 Sandy Plains
or email@example.com. Atlanta. More info: 770-928-4579 or My Friend’s Place, 1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Margaret,
firstname.lastname@example.org. Road, Marietta. More info: Karley Barber, 770-751-7210, email@example.com,
American Association of university
770-977-2383 or firstname.lastname@example.org. or www.dudesndarlins.com.
Women (AAuW) of Cobb County. Second “Aware & Conscious Birds” Book
Tuesday of the month. 7pm. Mansour Club. Mondays. 7-8:30pm. Children of The American Revolution east Cobb Bass Club. Visitors, boaters and
Center, 995 Roswell Street, Marietta. Bikram Yoga Marietta, 80 Powers (C.A.R.). Now forming a new Society non-boaters are welcome. First Tuesday
Does not meet in July & August. More Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: serving the East Cobb, Vinings, Sandy of each month. 7pm. Free admission.
info: Bonnie Williams, 770-971-6130. email@example.com or Springs, Buckhead, Roswell and all of Cobb Attendees pay for dinner. The Rib Ranch,
http://consciousness.meetup.com/203. communities. All children ages 1-18 invited. 2063 Canton Road, Marietta. More info:
American Needlepoint Guild. Second
More info: B. Schilling, 770-643-1010. 770-364-3036 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday of the month. 6:45pm. Cobb Big Chicken Chorus. Every Monday
Public Library, Mountain View Branch, evening. 7:00pm. John Knox Presbyterian Cobb County Democratic Committee. east Cobb Business Association. Luncheon
3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More Church, 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. Monthly breakfast 2nd Saturday each and featured speaker. Third Tuesday each
info: 770-394-0065. Award-winning 50 voice, male, 4-part month. 9am. Piccadilly Caféteria, 536 month. 11:30am-1pm. Hollycrest Hall,
a cappella harmony chorus. More info: Cobb Parkway SE, Marietta. More info: 2235 Sewell Mill Road, Marietta. More
Anne hathaway Garden Club. Third
Frank, 770-587-1264, email@example.com, 770-420-7133 or www.eastcobbdems.com. info: Susan Hampton, 404-218-6216,
Wednesday of the month (except July and
or www.bigchickenchorus.org. firstname.lastname@example.org, or
August). Marietta Educational Garden Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society.
Center, 505 Kennesaw Avenue NW, Bridge Club. Four free lessons; $5 Second Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm. www.eastcobbba.com.
Marietta. More info: Charlene Robinson, thereafter. Thursdays 7:30pm and East Cobb Government Service Center, east Cobb Civic Association. Last
770-971-7786. Sundays 2pm. Singles are welcome. 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. Wednesday of the month. 7pm. East
1809 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: More info: Mary Ingram, 770-427-1108,
Atlanta Metropolitan Council Navy Cobb Government Service Center, 4400
770-973-7717. or Leo or Edna Morris, 770-445-9274.
League. Second Tuesday of each Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info:
month. 7pm. Navy Recruiting District Business Breakfast Networking of east Cobb County Genealogical Society. Jill Flamm, 770-552-8206 or
HQ, 2400 Lake Park Drive, Suite 410, Cobb. Professional Referral Networking. Fourth Tuesday of the month. 7pm. www.eastcobb.net.
Smyrna. Membership open to all civilian Second Tuesday each month. 8:15- First Presbyterian Church of Marietta,
east Cobb Civitans. Second and 4th
and retired military with an interest 9:30am. C’est Moi/Café Paris, 1100 189 Church Street, Marietta. More info:
Thursday of the month. 12-1pm. Parc
in supporting our men and women of Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA Larry Guzy, 678-860-4477.
the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, at Piedmont, 999 Hood Road, Marietta.
30068. More info: Ellen Kelly,
Merchant Marines and associated youth 404-713-2830 or Cobb County Republican Women. Fourth More Info: Mary Karras, 770-514-3069
programs. More info: 678-234-2310 or Lnkelly@sbcglobal.net. Friday of the month. 11:30am. Hilton or email@example.com.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Atlanta/Marietta Conference Center,
500 Powder Springs Street. More info: east Cobb Community Friends for
770-785-2522 or www.ccrwc.org. Children’s healthcare of Atlanta. Third
Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm. Meetings
Cobb Marietta Retired educators are in members’ homes and vary each
Association. Last Wednesday of the month. month. We work to benefit CHOA with
11:30am. Reservations required. Windy fund raisers and service projects. More
Meet Your Future Clients, Hill Senior Center, 1885 Smyrna-Roswell
Road, Smyrna. More info/Reservations:
info: Suzanne Strickland, 770-992-2882,
or Diane Ellwanger, 770-579-9510.
Customers and Beth St. Jean, 770-998-8737 or
email@example.com. east Cobb Democratic Alliance. Third
Business Associates Cobb Photographic Society.
Thursday of the month. 6pm - Social.
7pm – Program. Rib Ranch, 2063 Canton
Photographers of all skill and ability Road, Marietta. More info: Tom Barksdale,
Transforming East Cobb by levels are welcome. First and 3rd 770-715-1218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
developing business leaders Monday of each month. 7-9pm. Marietta
through Networking and Enrichment Center, American Business east Cobb Kiwanis Club. Every
Center, Bldg. 700, Suite 702, 1395 Wednesday evening. 7pm. Paradise
Education with an emphasis
South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More South of the Border, 3605 Sandy
on Community. Plains Road, Marietta. More info:
info: www.cobbphotosociety.com or
The ECBA meets monthly email@example.com. Johnny Johnson, 770-977-2026 or
at The Hollycrest Hall, Cobb Regional Republican Women. Third
2235 Sewell Mill Road, at Thursday, every other month. 6:30pm. east Cobb Lions Club. Second and 4th
InfoMart, 1582 Terrell Mill Road, Tuesday of the month. 7pm. East Side
11:30am for lunch, networking Marietta. More info: Sandra Thompson, Baptist Church, 2450 Lower Roswell
and a great speaker. 770-578-6646. Road, Marietta. More info: Don Garrow,
Invite a guest to join you. Colored Pencil Society of America.
Atlanta District Chapter 107. First east Cobb New horizons Band. Monday
For more information visit Monday of the month. 7pm. North mornings. Did you play a band instrument
www.EastCobbBA.com DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee- in high school and/or college? Would you
Dunwoody Road, Room 2 (second floor in like to play again? We accept all skill levels.
eCBA Member Spotlight
ECBA Member Spotlight the back), Dunwoody. More info: Nancy
First Baptist Church of Marietta, 148
Church Street, Marietta. More info: George
“Turning Dreams into Realty” Dad 2 Dad. A stay-at-home dads group.
770-971-3430 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Team Support for Success Every Tuesday and Thursday. 10:30am. east Cobb Open Networking. Professional
* 20 years Serving Cobb Co.
Various locations. More info: Richard Referral Networking. Every Friday. 7:30-
* Buyer / Seller Agency Collins, 770-579-5445.
9am. Capozzi’s NY Deli, 4285 Roswell
* Free Market Analysis Road (next to Michaels), Marietta. Free.
Danc’n Singles. A square dance club. First
* Personalized Marketing
Atlanta North and 3rd Saturday of the month. 8-10:30am. More info: Tim Langley, 770-289-9711
FOP Lodge, 2350 Austell Road, Marietta.
Rosan Hall More info: 770-943-6979. east Cobb PowerCore Team. A business
referral network. Every Thursday.
770-335-6013 Dog hikers of Georgia. Every Sunday.
www.marietta-homes.com 10am. Various Locations. Non-dog ,
7-8:30am. IHOP 3130 Johnson Ferry
owners welcome. More info: Dr. Dan Road, Marietta. More info: Amy Caplan,
Batchelor, 770-992-2362. 404-572-1278.
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east Cobb Rotary Club. Every Marietta Rotary Club. Every Wednesday. Order Sons of italy in America Marietta Polk Street Speakers Toastmasters. First
Wednesday. 7am. Indian Hills 12noon. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Lodge #2607. General membership and 3rd Tuesday of the month. 7:30-
Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More meeting 2nd Monday each month. Pot Luck 9:00pm. St. James Episcopal Church,
Marietta. More info: 770-789-0623 or info: Adele Grubbs, 770-424-8212 or Dinner (except June, July, August-dessert 161 Church Street, Marietta. More info:
email@example.com. www.mariettarotary.org. and fruit). 7-9pm. East Cobb Government www.polkstreetspeakers.org.
east Cobb viPs. A community group for Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, SACS (Singles and Couples Social
Mint Julep Consignment Boutique. First
seniors. Fourth Monday of the month Thursday and 3rd Wednesday of the Marietta. More info: 770-928-9314 or events). Weekly dancing for singles and
(except in May). 6pm. East Cobb United month. 7-9pm. East Cob Government firstname.lastname@example.org. couples.
Methodist Church, 2325 Roswell Road, Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Parents Without Partners. Meeting No membership fees, just friends making
Marietta. More info: 770-971-3643 or Marietta. More info: 770-953-2882 or times vary. More info: Angela Dixon, new friends. More info: Nancy Kuhn,
email@example.com. www.visionsanew.org 404-422-0768 or pwpchapter698.org. Angel-GA@comcast.net
east Cobb Woodcarvers Club. Every MOMS Club of Marietta North. First Peach State Depression Glass Collectors Shakespeare Reading Group. First and
Thursday. 9-11am. East Cobb Senior Wednesday of the month. 10am. Club. Second Tuesday of the month. 7pm. 3rd Thursday of the month. 2-4 pm. 32
Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy East Marietta Library, 2051 Lower Roswell N. Fairground Street, Marietta. More
Marietta. More info: 770-645-0817. Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Road, Marietta. More info: 770-368-9790. info: Lynne Johnson, 770-591-3474.
Marion Hegedes, 678-494-8887.
Georgia Perennial Plant Association.
Third Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm. Moms in Touch. East Side Elementary.
Atlanta History Center, McElreath Hall, Every Monday. 10am. Meeting location
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. available on request. More info:
More info: www.georgiaperennial.org. Movita Stallworth, 770-321-1783 or
Georgia vietnam veterans Alliance.
Third Thursday of the month. Social Moms in Touch. Individual school groups
hour: 6pm. Meeting: 7pm. American meeting on various days & times. Praying
Legion Post, 921 Gresham Road, and encouraging our Cobb County
Marietta. More info: Bill Kalish, teachers, staff and students. More info:
770-298-9966. Margie Crawford, firstname.lastname@example.org
Golden “K” Kiwanis Club. Every or www.momsintouch.org.
Thursday. 10am. East Cobb Senior Mothers and More, east Cobb Chapter
Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, #270. Second Tuesday each month.
Marietta. More info: Bill Vermeer, 7:30-9:30pm. St. Catherine’s Episcopal
770-971-6579. Church, 571 Holt Road, Marietta. Check
happy Tails Pet Therapy. Orientation for website as schedule may vary:
prospective members 1st Thursday or www.mmeastcobb.homestead.com.
Saturday of the month. 10:30-11:30am. National Active and Retired Federal
Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, 4385 employees (NARFe). Second Wednesday
Lower Roswell Road, Building F, Room of the month. 11:30am. East Cobb
F001, Marietta. Check dates: Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road,
770-740-8211 or www.happytailspets.org.
Marietta. More info: 770-973-2834.
international Association of
Newcomers Club of Cobb County. Third
Administrative Professionals (iAAP)-Cobb
Tuesday each month. 10am. Various
County Chapter. Fourth Monday of the
social activities throughout the month for
month. 6:15pm. Meeting & dinner. Windy
those new to Cobb County or just looking
Hill - Marriott Hotel, Marietta. More info:
Oleta Herron, 770-661-2876. for new friends and activities.
John Knox Presbyterian Church,
Jewish War veterans, Bicentennial Post 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta.
976. Third Sunday of the month. 11am. More info: 770-234-5068 or
Marriott Hotel, Perimeter Center. More email@example.com.
info: Fran Jacobson, 770-436-7456.
North Atlanta Business Association.
Job Seekers Cobb County Chapter. Every Thursday. 11:45am-1:30pm.
Business professionals volunteer to help Piccadilly Cafe, Cobb Parkway. More info:
the unemployed. Speakers, networking, Vic Anapolle, 770-971-3402.
job leads, workshops. 7-9am, Tuesdays,
followed by networking 9-10am. Varsity, North Metro Mothers of Multiples Club.
2790 Town Center Drive, Kennesaw. Third Monday of the month. 7:15pm.
Free. More info: 770-420-9808, ext. 470. Harp Irish Pub, 1425 Market Blvd.,
Roswell. More info: 678-404-0034 or
Libertarian Party of Cobb County. First www.NOWAMOM.org.
Thursday of the month. 7:30pm. Council
Chamber at Marietta City Hall, 205 Lawrence Northeast Cobb Business Association.
Street, Marietta. More info: cobblp.org. Luncheon meeting 3rd Wednesday of each
month. 11:30am-1pm. $15. Piedmont
Marietta Kiwanis Club. Every Thursday. Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta.
12noon. Marietta Conference Center, 500
Daisy’s Cleaning Service
More info: www.cantonroadba.org.
Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More
info: Bill Sidner, 770-579-4094. Northwest Atlanta Mothers of Multiples
(formerly Cobb Parents of Multiples),
Residential · Commercial
Marietta Lions Club. Second Thursday a parent’s club for families with or
of the month. 7pm. Marietta Conference
Reliable · References
expecting twins, triplets, quads, etc.
Center, 500 Powder Springs Road, Second Monday of each month (except
All Work Guaranteed
Marietta. More info: 770-565-8230.
December). 7pm. North Metro Church,
2305 Barrett Parkway, Marietta. More
Marietta PFLAG. Fourth Sunday each
month. 1-3pm. Newcomers are welcome. info: 678-404-0034 or
Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, 3755 www.nowamom.org.
Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info:
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BOAT/Rv STORAGe Piano lessons in your home. I come to you. Organization, time management, homework,
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770-975-0614. Jverhoeven1@gmail.com. ence throughout Cobb County. Annual recitals, skills and more taught to improve your child’s
Mechanic and consignments also available. references available upon request. Call Kris at success in school. 770-642-7761.
404-434-6681. www.krisokun.com. TuTORiNG: SuMMeR SKiLLS WORKShOP
Jumpstart a medical career now! Become PeRSONAL SeRviCe Organization, time management, homework,
a certified nursing assistant in just 15 days. Need things to get done? Part-time infant test-taking, motivation, ADHD skills and more
Monthly classes. Morning and evening sections. care; Drive kids to after school activities or day taught to improve school success in all grade
Free CPR/First Aid to our graduates. Affordable camp & bring home; Run errands for seniors or levels. 770-642-7761
rates. Payment plans available. 770-432-7227. anyone needing things done. Shop, deliver, doc- viDeO SeRviCeS
avettnursing.com. email@example.com. tor’s appointments, etc. Personal chef services.
Shooting, editing and delivering your video,
Also, pet care in your home when needed. Great
DOG TRAiNiNG web site creation and support. 404-909-9557.
references, non-smoker. Call Hope at 770-726-
Certified Dog Trainer. Positive, gentle methods. 7794 or 404-803-6933/cell.
Private training at your home.
ROOMMATeS/ShAReD hOuSiNG. viRiTuAL COMPuTeR PROFeSSiONAL
www.mygoodrascal.com. 770-401-7945. Virtual Computer Professional available.
Private bedrooms/baths Beautiful homes in Desktop publishing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint,
FuRNiTuRe RePAiR safe neighborhoods. Flexible lease terms. transcription. 770-565-8874.
Danny Linton: Onsite, on time, furniture care, Below market rent. Free service.
refinishing, repairs, touch up. 770-882-5132. 678.812.3729 firstname.lastname@example.org, WeDDiNG PhOTOGRAPhY
www.housematematch.org Full coverage professional photography for wed-
GROuND COveR FOR SALe dings and events from $575. Call Greg at 678-557-
Vinca Minor in large quantities for fast coverage. 9890 or visit www.bedingfieldphotography.com.
$3/flat. Bishop Lake Road. 770-992-2086. Spanish Summer Camps! Also afternoon and
evening Spanish classes and tutoring for teenag- WORK PART TiMe NeAR hOMe
heLP WANTeD ers and adults. Certified and experienced teach- Office assistant position available. Compensation
ers. 404-246-2140. commensurate with experience. Initial schedule
Embroidery Operator. Veeshee.com, an
www.decoloresspanishbookstore.com. Mondays only. Project follow up, Microsoft PC
e-commerce company based in Marietta specializ-
ing in monogrammed bags and accessories seeks environment, internet research. Contact Richard
embroidery machine operators and order fulfill- PLEASE Massicott, Managing Member, Parkwood Business
ment associates. Embroidery experience a plus
but not required. To apply, email your resume to
RECYCLE Association, LLC, 1640 Powers Ferry Road, Bldg.
8, Ste. 350, Marietta, GA 30067. 770-953-1374.
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Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973- First Baptist Church, 148 Church difficulties and discover a new way Smyrna, 1275 Church Street SE, Smyrna.
5347 or email@example.com. Street, Marietta. More info: Kathy of life. Tuesdays and Fridays, 7pm. More info: 770-435-3231 or Peggy, 770-
Kelcourse, 770-579-3512 or 404- Roswell United Methodist Church, 955-3896 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Al-Anon. For family and friends of 539-4287. Email: kathzkel@yahoo. 614 Mimosa Boulevard, Building C,
alcoholics and other substance abus- com or tcfmarietta.kathy@hotmail. Roswell. More info: 404-735-9739. Overeaters Anonymous. A support
ers. Thursdays. 7:30-8:30pm. John- com; www.tcfmarietta.org. group for those who suffer from the need to
son Ferry Baptist Church, Room 345, Families of Children under Stress (FO- compulsively overeat. Monday-Wednesday-
955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. Depression/Bipolar Support Group. CuS). FOCUS is there to help – to listen Friday. 10am. St. Ann’s Catholic Church,
More info: 770-587-0483. First and 3rd Thursday of the month. and cry, to inform and educate, and to 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info:
7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist offer programs for the families and the Betsy: 404-226-4931.
Alzheimer’s & Caregivers Support Church, Room 306, 955 Johnson child with special needs. Usually meets
Group. Second Thursday of the month. Parents of Prodigals. For parents of
Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770- the last Thursday of the month during struggling teens and young adults.
7pm. Sunrise Assisted Living, 1551 794-2978. school year. 10am. Chick-Fil-A, 1201
Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More Second and 4th Thursday. 7-8:30pm.
Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Loft A,
info: Christa McLain, 770-509-2914. Depression Support Group. For those info/to confirm meeting date: Angie,
who suffer from depression and the 3rd Floor, 955 Johnson Ferry Road,
Alzheimer’s Association Georgia 770-234-9111, email@example.com, Marietta. More info: Fair Brocard,
people who love them. First and 3rd or www.focus-ga.org.
Chapter Family Support Group. First Thursday of the month. 7-8:30pm. 770-612-1197 or www.prodigalchild-
Monday of the month. 10:30am. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Family Caregiver & Alzheimer’s ministries.org.
Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4608 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More Support Group. First Monday of each
Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More Parkinson’s Disease Support Group.
info: 770-794-2978. month at 10:30am. Open to individu- For persons with Parkinson’s disease
info: Dawn Reed, 678-777-7241 or als who are assisting an aging loved
firstname.lastname@example.org. Divorce Care. 13-week session, and their caregivers. Second Sunday
one both inside and outside of the each month. 4pm. Roswell United
August and January. Wednesdays. home. Call in advance for free care
Autism Spectrum Support Group of 6:30-8pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Bou-
Cobb County. Supporting parents for your loved one during meeting. levard, Bldg. A, Roswell. More info:
Church, Room 311, 955 Johnson Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4608
with information and resources as Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Robin Cleveland, 678-819-3915.
well as social connections. Third Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More
Kitty, 770-794-2978. info: Aloha to Aging, 678-439-1177. Sexual Assault Support Group. Mon-
Thursday of each month during
school year. 9:30-11:30am. Mt. Divorce Care for Kids. 13-week ses- days. 7pm. YWCA of Northwest Geor-
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren gia, 48 Henderson Street, Marietta.
Bethel United Methodist Church, sion, August and January. Wednes- Support Group. Second and 4th Tues-
4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. days. 6:30-8pm. Johnson Ferry More info: 770-427-2902.
day. 7:15pm. Special guest speaker.
More info: www.asgcobb.com Baptist Church, Room 328, 955 Transfiguration Church, Room 102, St. Andrew uMC Sisters of Support
Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta. More (SOS) Breast Cancer Support Group.
Babywearing Group. Koalamommas, info: Kitty, 770-794-2978.
North Atlanta’s resource for help, info: Jeannie, 770-919-9275. Ongoing support and comfort for breast
support, and information about baby Diabetes Support Group offered by cancer survivors and patients undergo-
Grief Share.13-week session, August ing treatment. Programs, speakers, art
carriers of all kinds. Meets monthly. WellStar Health System. Second and January. Mondays. 7-9pm. John-
Meeting dates/time vary. More info: Tuesday of the month. 6:30–8pm. therapy and fellowship. Childcare upon
son Ferry Baptist Church, Room 306, request. First and 3rd Thursday of each
Jennifer Worrell, 770-516-4192 or McLaren Mill Office Park, 531 Rose- 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta.
email@example.com. lane Street, Suite 100, Marietta. month. 7pm. St. Andrew United Meth-
More info: Kitty, 770-794-2978. odist Church, Building B Community
No registration required. More info:
Bereavement Support. First and 770-793-7818. Grief Support Group. For those deal- Room, 3455 Canton Road, Marietta.
3rd Wednesday of the month. 5pm. ing with the grief of losing an aging More info: Sandy Klingler, 770-926-
Counseling Room in Parish Office, St. Domestic violence Support Groups. loved one. First Monday of each 3488.
Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Sessions in English and Spanish. month. 2:30pm. Mt. Bethel Com-
Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552- Wednesdays. 6:45-8:15pm. Child- Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Sup-
munity Center, 4608 Lower Roswell port Groups. First and 3rd Tuesday
6400, ext. 6020. care available for children 6 weeks to Road, Marietta. More info: Aloha to
12 years. Children over 12 may at- of the month. 7-8pm. Johnson Ferry
Cancer Support Group. Second and Aging, 678-439-1177. Baptist Church, Room 334, 955 John-
tend and learn childcare skills. More
4th Monday of the month. 7-8:30pm. info: 770-427-3390. Loneliness Bereavement Support son Ferry Road, Marietta. More info:
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Room Group. Every Tuesday. 12 noon. Tom Scales, 678-578-4888 or www.
301, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Mari- east Cobb Satellite of ChADD (Chil- Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, voicetoday.org.
etta. More info: 770-794-2978. dren & Adults w/Attention-Deficit/hy- 3755 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta.
peractivity Disorder) Parent Support Treasures in heaven. For women who
Cancer Support Group for patients, More info: 770-423-5959. have lost children through miscarriage,
Group. First Tuesday or Thursday of
families and friends who are learning the month. 7-9pm. East Cobb Gov- Marietta Moms. For all kinds of ectopic pregnancy stillbirth, or neonatal
to live with a diagnosis of cancer. ernment Services Center, 4400 Lower moms - new to the area, looking for death. Fourth Monday of the month.
Second Wednesday of the month. 7 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: new friends, or just needing support. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist
pm. LaSalette Hall, St. Ann’s Catholic Movita, 770-321-1783, east-cobb@ Daily events for babies, toddlers and Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road,
Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. chadd.net, or www.chadd.net/300. older kids. More info: 770-956-0318 Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978.
More info: 770-552-6400, ext. 6104. or 678-357-3661 or
www.mariettamoms.com visions Anew Women’s Divorce
Codependents Anonymous. Mondays & Support Group. First Thursday and 3rd
Thursdays. 7:30-8:45pm. Unity North Mothers Circle Group. Are you a Wednesday of the month. 7-9 pm. East
Church, 4225 Sandy Plains Road, mother raising Jewish children but you Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower
Marietta. More info: 770-578-6368. are not Jewish? Free education and Roswell Road, Marietta. More info:
support through a 16-week course. 770-953-2882.
Groups are held in Marietta, Intown
how To Get Your Support Group Listed: and North Fulton. More info: Suzette
Widowed helping Others. Gatherings
for social, practical support and new
Help us help others by letting the East Cobb community know about or www.themotherscircle.org. friendships during this time of adjust-
ment. First and 3rd Wednesday of the
your support group meetings. Please include name of group, days you Mothers of PreSchoolers(MOPS). month. 6pm. La Salette Hall, St. Ann’s
meet, how often, what time, location of your meeting – be sure to Wednesdays. 6:15-7:15pm. A place Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road,
include street addresses, contact name and phone number. If you have where moms can come to build friend- Marietta. More info: 70-552-6400,
ships and receive mothering support, ext. 6019, or 770-977-8438.
a website, be sure to include that, too! Support Group listings must be practical help and spiritual hope. Child-
received by the 15th of the month. Submit items to: supportgroups@ care provided. Mt. Zion United
eastcobber.com. Listings are free to non-profit groups. Methodist Church, 1770 Johnson Ferry
Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-
1465 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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