Feb 2012 Bright Side South Cobb

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South Cobb Volume 7, No. 2



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Put on your running or walking shoes and join the 10th Annual Spring Chicken Run - A Race Against Hunger on Saturday, March 24, in Powder Springs to benefit C.A.M.P. The Run is hosted at Macland Presbyterian Church located at 3615 Macland Road. This family friendly event offers something for everyone including a 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run/Walk, Spirit Walk, and Tot Trot. Races begin at 8:30 a.m. The 5K is an official certified Peachtree qualifier course and all races are overseen by Racing Solutions. On-site parking is available along with shuttle service to across street parking at Macland Baptist Church. Register on-line at www.active.com, in store at Big Peach Running Co., or print the race form and directions at www.

svcamp.org. Pre-registration for the 5K is $20 ($25 after 3/20/12 and on Race Day); $15 for the 1 Mile; and $20 for Phantom Runners. Spirit Walkers pre-register directly with C.A.M.P. to participate and enter with a minimum $20 in paid pledges to support C.A.M.P. The event benefits Christian Aid Mission Partnership (C.A.M.P.), a local nonprofit organization serving the community for over forty-three years. C.A.M.P. operates a large food pantry program and clothing closet along with an emergency financial assistance program. Last year the Atlanta Food Bank named C.A.M.P. as the largest distributing partner agency in its 700+ partner network. For more information, please contact carla@svcamp.org or call 770-819-0662, ext. 17.

COLLINS’ ART CLASS AT FLOYD FEATURES GUITAR HEROES Students in Lisa Collins’ art classes at Floyd Middle School are ‘remixing’ art history with a splash of rock ‘n’ roll! Ms. Collins challenged her classes to develop creative reports about prominent visual artists, then create their own ‘Guitar Heroes’ artwork representing the artist studied (See the gallery below for a sampling of student artwork). Last year, Ms. Collins applied for and received a Teacher IMPACT grant from the Cobb Schools Foundation, which enabled her to purchase resources, frames and laptop computers for the ‘Guitar Heroes’ project, as well as instructional supplies for Floyd’s music program! These ‘Guitar Heroes’ masterworks will be available for viewing March 13 – April 4 at the Mable House Gallery for the annual ‘Floyd Celebrates the Arts’ community display. Ms. Collins took her efforts to the next level, connecting with a colleague at country radio station KICKS 101.5. The station

Great things are cooking in the Lewis household. Austell Intermediate 5th grader Evelyn Lewis and her mother Heather Lewis have taken their love of baking to a national level and have won national honors for their gingerbread designs. What started as a holiday tradition of making standard gingerbread houses and decorating them turned into a serious hobby. Mother Heather Lewis recalls, “After decorating houses for fun with the kids, I started making gingerbread homes as gifts for the classroom teachers. I began making it a hobby because it was relaxing and fun.” Mrs. Lewis turned this hobby in to a serious art form when she began taking classes, starting at a Michael’s cake decorating class and progressing to taking private lessons from Nicholas Lodge, Food Network regular and premiere Atlanta Chef. With gingerbread being her specialty, she looked to compete in the 2009 National Gingerbread House Competition hosted at Ashville’s Grove Park Inn but the flood waters that filled Austell devastated the Lewis home and dreams of competing would have to wait until the next year. With more techniques she learned from traveling to cooking conventions across the country, as well as some she developed on her own, Heather Lewis and her daughter Evelyn were ready to make a run at the 2010 competition. In a field with over 250 entries, many competition veterans, Heather Lewis took the Grand Prize for her Gingerbread Russian Nesting Dolls and Evelyn placed in the top ten in the youth division for her gingerbread dog house. This year was also a big year for the Lewis bakers as Evelyn returned to place in the top 10 and Mrs. Lewis took the runner-up prize. Their success has lead Continued on Page 3

Lisa Collins donated an acoustic guitar autographed by some of country’s most prominent artists, which will be auctioned with proceeds benefiting the Fine Arts programs at Floyd Middle.

Evelyn Lewis and her gingerbread cabin, above, and Heather Lewis and her gingerbread ornament box. Photos by Michael Oppenheim Photography.

GARRETT TO CELEBRATE ‘NIGHT OF THE ARTS’ FEB. 9 Garrett Middle School will hold its seventh annual Night of the Arts program on Feb. 9 at the school. “This event showcases the best of the best among our fine arts students,” said Principal Dr. Barry Harris. Students are represented from the programs of visual arts, drama, dance, band, chorus and orchestra. A $20 VIP ticket entitles the attendee to be treated to a catered reception prior to the performances. It also includes the actual performances, as well as the “meet the performers” reception after the event. The VIP reception starts at 5:45 p.m. If you want to attend just the student performances and meet performers reception as well, the tickets are $5 with the show starting at 7 p.m. “At any level, attendees are sure to have a wonderful time,” Harris said. Tickets are available at the school office.

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Page 4, February 2012 (A full version of our calendar for Smyrna/ Vinings and Mableton/Austell is available on our website: www.brightsidecobb.com) FEBRUARY 21: AUSTELL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION meets the third Tuesday of each month at noon at the Treadmill Mall Complex. Mayor Joe Jerkins delivers the State of CIty Address. ••• 22: LOW VISION: WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU. 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, EmoryAdventist Smyrna. February is Low Vision Awareness Month! This class is designed to educate individuals 55 and older about conditions of the aging eye as well as services, training and optical aids available to people experiencing vision loss. Marla C. Shavin, Public Education Director, Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia, will share strategies and resources available for individuals who may have already been through surgery but are still experiencing vision loss. Call 770-319-2025 to reserve your spot. ••• 22: SOUTH COBB AREA COUNCIL. Cobb Chamber event. Wednesday, February 22. Location: Coach George E. Ford Center. 11:45 a.m. General Admission: $30. Members: $10 online; $20 at the door. Online Registration Closes: Feb. 20 at noon. Registration at www. cobbchamber.org. ••• 22: WRITING A WINNING APPLICATION. Cobb Chamber event. Wednesday, February 22. Location: Cobb Chamber of Commerce. 8 to 10 a.m. Program: Application Seminar for 2012 Small Business of the Year Nominees. ••• MARCH 1: NOMINATIONS due for Austell Business Association the annual M.L. Lamar Award to be presented in April. ••• 6: HEALTHY COOKING DEMONSTRATION. Spring is near, time to eat right and exercise. Get the best results of eating right by learning healthy cooking tips from Chef Gary Adams. This presentation will include a healthy cooking demonstrations and tips. Space for this cooking demonstration is limited; RSVP online

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Page 5, February 2012 “HOBO SUPPER” Second Thursday of each month, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Community invited---Clarkdale UMC Austell—Powder Springs Road, Clarkdale, Georgia. For $6 you get a Drink, Beans (3 kinds), Mashed Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Corn Bread, Onions, Pickles, Beets and a large variety of homemade desserts to choose from. Community invited. ••• THE MOMS CLUBS of Smyrna are non-profit support groups for at-home mothers. SmyrnaWest chapter includes zip code 30082. Please visit www.momsclubofsmyrnawest.com for more. Smyrna/Vinings-West chapter includes zip code 30082 in the Nickajack & Russell school district. Please email momsclubofsmy rnaviningswest@yahoo.com for more information. ••• NAMI SOUTH COBB has monthly meetings on the 4th Thursday of each month 7 to 8:30 p.m., except Dec. Calvary Baptist Church. 4780 Flint Hill Rd., Austell. Kathleen Breen, 770943-5322, rkbreen@comcast.net. ••• NEWCOMERS OF COBB COUNTY. We meet each month on the third Tuesday 10 a.m. for our general meeting, John Knox Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. Please call for details! 770-234-5068 or Email: newcomersofcobbcounty@yahoo.com. www. newcomersofcobbcounty.com ••• PEBBLEBROOK JR FALCONS Association Quality Recreation * Life Skills * Civic Action Programs 2nd Sunday Monthly Meetings at 5 p.m. 6th Grade Academy at The Barnes Center Coaches & Volunteers always needed and welcome. ••• CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER LINE HISTORIC AREA COMMITTEE meets every third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Mable House Arts Center. The committee deals in a variety matters to further the recommendations of the River Line Master Plan. Visit www. mableton.org to verify meeting dates, times, locations and for more details about what the committee is working on. ••• SMYRNA STITCH-IN GROUP meets on the first Mondays of the month at the South Cobb Library - 805 Clay Road - Mableton GA in the large meeting room. If you like to cross stitch, do crewel work, needlepoint, etc. and meet women in the area, please come join us. If you have any questions, please contact Nadine Amy at theamys@bellsouth.net ••• SOUTH COBB BUSINESS ASSOCIATION meets the first Wednesday of each month at 11:45 at Mableton Lion’s Club Park Community Center. www.sc-ba.org ••• SOUTH COBB KIWANIS: An effort is underway to bring a Kiwanis Club to South Cobb County. Under the aegis of the Smyrna Club, a group has been meeting twice monthly at the O’ Charley’s on the East-West Connector, and are working towards a goal of 25 members. If you are interested or would like additional information, please contact Charles Lollis at 770-7398381. ••• SOUTH COBB LIONS CLUB meets the 1st and 3rd Monday evenings of each month at The South Cobb Community Center. 620 Lions Club Drive in Mableton at 6:30 p.m. ••• SOUTH COBB SENIORS Friendship Club meets on the 1st Monday of each month 10:30 a.m. at the Lions Club Drive Community Center, Mableton. Newcomers are welcome to come and join the fellowship and lunch, guest speakers and the love of others.

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The South Cobb Debate Team won again in competition on Saturday, Jan. 21 at home. South Cobb High School hosted the Atlanta Urban Debate Competition, hosting debaters from all around metro Atlanta. South Cobb staff members and Emory University students participated in the event as organizers, trainers, and judges The team, coached by Mrs. Natalie Hope, won the 1st Place Sweepstakes award for highest achievement. It was a wonderful event, and one to remember. Students from elementary, middle and high schools competed, assembling facts and presenting arguments. The South Cobb Debate Team participates in competitions throughout the metro area. This is their second win in this year’s competitions.

NOTES & NOTICES HELP WANTED REAL ESTATE AGENT/ASSISTANT Needed: Licensed Real Estate Agent with knowledge of Top Producer to assist High Volume Smyrna Agent. Must be a self starter, tech savvy with good communication skills. Send Resume to: hiremerealtor@gmail.com CAREGIVERS NEEDED Be loved by your clients. Comfort Keepers is seeking mature, dependable people to fill open positions, caring for the elderly. If you enjoy providing companionship, preparing meals, shopping for the elderly, we want to hear from you. Please call 678-354-0102. VOLUNTEERS CSB SEEKS VOLUNTEERS Cobb Community Services Board (CSB) needs volunteers in various positions including office assistance, volunteers to assist with basic music activities for adults with developmental disabilities in the day program at our EXCEL Center, and mentors for Believe in Youth Program. For more information contact CSB Volunteer Coordinator Mary Robeck at 770-819-9229, ext. 226. The Cobb and Douglas Community Services Boards provide mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services to more than 10,000 residents of Cobb and Douglas Counties annually. PLACING NOTES AND NOTICES ADS Holding a garage sale? Selling or renting your home, need an employee, tutoring, teaching, or in –home child care? We accept short reader ads (up to 50 words) for a fee of $25; for both the Smyrna and the South Cobb editions, cost is $50. Be sure to indicate in which edition you want the ad placed. The ads, with check, should be mailed or delivered to The Bright Side, 3330 Cumberland Blvd, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30339. (No copy accepted by phone) and received prior to our FEBRUARY 23 deadline with publication the week of MARCH 3. Ad copy should also be e-mailed to: ads@brightsidecobb.com. Credit card payment accepted. Home-based business ads accepted only if they do not conflict with our display advertisers. Home sale ads are for homeowners only. For information, call 770-426-9388 or e-mail to ads@brightsidecobb.com

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Members of the Mableton Improvement Coalition (MIC) turned out at the Mable House Complex (MHC) on New Year’s Day 2012 for a “Resolution Walk and Run” conducted on a 1.5 mile loop on nearby residential streets. MIC’s Community Fitness Initiative meets at the MHC on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. (6 p.m. early start option in winter) to walk or run. Various paces and distances are available. From left are Robin Meyer, Janis Stevenson, Shelby Stevenson, Sandy Miller and Patty Rech at the “MIC 2012 Resolution Walk and Run.”

MILITARY ACADEMY NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED Congressman David Scott (D-GA) will hosted a special ceremony Feb. 4 to honor 23 student nominees for appointment to the nation’s military academies. Cobb County student honorees include: Aaron Churchill – U.S. Military Academy, Mableton resident, Campbell High School. Keith Cormier – U.S. Military Academy, Smyrna, Duluth High School. Taneisha Jones – U.S. Air Force Academy, Marietta resident, South Cobb High

School. Michael Richard, Jr. – U.S. Naval Academy, Mableton resident, Campbell High School. Jordan Robertson – U.S. Military Academy, Marietta, 2011 Graduate of Osborne High School. Luke Voss – U.S. Naval Academy, of Mableton, Holy Spirit Prep School. This year’s students will receive nominations to attend the U.S. Naval, Military (West Point), Air Force, and Merchant Marine academies.

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