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This year the Superior Plumbing North Georgia State Fair will be unveiling the biggest and most exciting ride yet, the WildCat Rollercoaster. The 79th annual North Georgia State Fair is coming to town Sept. 22, through Oct. 2, at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta. Designed by celebrated ride and coaster engineer, Anton Schwarzkopf, the WildCat has an overlapping and interlocking figure 8 configuration that sits 215 feet long, 75 feet deep, and 60 feet high. Topping out at a speed of 40 mph, the 4 person aerodynamic passenger cars allow for tight turns and hills that produce negative gforces as well as strong lateral forces. “The WildCat is the largest rollercoaster at any fair in the United States. In addition to a fabulous blue and green paint job, and state of the art control system, we have installed magnetic breaks to insure a smooth and safe start and stop every time,” Drew Amusements owner Jimmy Drew said. The Superior Plumbing North Georgia State Fair will be one of only two fairs in the entire nation to have a WildCat Rollercoaster. According to Drew, “The WildCat Rollercoaster will, without question, propel the North Georgia State Fair to one of the premier fairs in the southeast.” Fair Manager, Tod Miller, adds “This is such an exciting time for the fair. We are honored that Drew Expositions has chosen our fair to install this awesome coaster. We continue to strive to provide families with the best entertainment for their hard earned money”. Attracting nearly 300,000 people from throughout metro Atlanta, North Georgia and surrounding states, the North Georgia State Fair is the largest fair in metro Atlanta and the second largest in Georgia. This year the fun and excitement continues – with action-packed, family shows
AUSTELL ‘CONCERT IN THE PARK’ FEATURES 3 MUSICAL GROUPS The fifth annual Concert in the Park will be held Sept. 10 at Collar Park in Austell with a trio of musical acts. The concert, sponsored by the City of Austell and the Austell Business Association, will feature Gospel Artist Al Holley beginning at noon, Bluegrass greats The Rambling Grass at 3 p.m. and the ever-popular local band Rambunctious at 6 p.m.
“This year’s event promises to be bigger and better and has been expanded to include three great performances by local music artists,” said Felicia Jones, treasurer of the ABA. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy one artist, or stay all day. This is a free community event and full concession are available. No alcoholic beverages allowed.
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and entertainment. New Live shows that are free with paid admission include: Kachunga and the Alligator Show – Watch in amazement as Kachunga steps into the pool with a 9 foot alligator. An exciting, educational show that the whole family is sure to enjoy. Hypnotist Tammy Harris Barton – Nationally renowned hypnotist Tammy Harris Barton will amaze and entertain as she takes willing volunteers on a journey of the mind. This show will be remembered by all for years to come. Keith King Bike, Stunt Show – This BMX stunt show is proven entertainment for kids and adults alike. Performance features high-flying aerial stunts and mind boggling technical moves. All-time favorite shows and attractions back again this year: K-9’s in Flight will entertain audiences of all ages. This non-stop, action-packed performance showcases the top amazing K-9 sports, including K-9 dock diving, high jump, and frisbee - all in a fun, high flying atmosphere. Oscar the Robot, the entertaining roaming robot with the razor wit and famous stroller races, also will be returning to the fair this year. Wit Carson’s Petting Zoo and the fair petting barn at the south entrance of the fairgrounds provide a fun and educational experience for children and adults alike. Some of the animals that will be on hand include bison, zebra, cows, rabbits, llamas and much more! Pony rides also will be offered.
AUSTELL SETS CITY ELECTIONS NOV. 8 Austell will hold its city election Nov. 8 for Mayor and two council posts. Mayor Joe Jerkins is unopposed for reelection as is Ward 2 Councilman Scott Thomas. City Councilwoman Virginia Reagan in Ward 4 is challenged by Lance Lamberton. Randy Green, in At-Large Post 2 is challenged by Suzanne Thomason.
Taste of Smyrna “Festival of Delectable” is coming to satisfy palates, quench your thirst, fulfill your need for music & entertainment and please the kids, all in one day! You will be able to sample all Smyrna restaurants have to offer on Saturday Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to – 8 p.m. on the beautiful Village Green and Market Village in downtown Smyrna. Admission is FREE and samples may be purchased from $1 up to $4. More than 25 restaurants including Atkins Park, Marlow’s Tavern, Zucca Bar & Pizzeria, The Melting Pot, Sweet Tomatoes, Williamson Bros. BBQ, Bruster’s Ice Cream & Nathan’s Hot Dogs and more will tempt your taste buds and fill your senses. There will be acoustic music from
Scott Thompson entertaining patrons from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. adjacent to the Veteran’s Memorial, and then Jon Byrd will continue the music in front of City Hall from 3 – 7 p.m. The Francisco Vidal Band will rock you into the evening beginning at 7 p.m. For more than 20 years, Francisco Vidal has been a pillar in the music scene in Atlanta, Georgia. Francisco has opened for Lynrd Skynrd, Edwin McCain, Sister Hazel, Kenny Loggins, Hall and Oates, John Mayer, and numerous other nationally known acts. There will be an enormous Kids Zone with interactive inflatables featuring the 33’ Shark Slide, Euro Bungee Quad Jump, 24’ Rockwall, 120’ Roller Coaster Obstacle Course, and much more.
GARRETT ADOPTS UNIFORM ATTIRE
Garrett Middle School students returned to school this year wearing “standard student attire” consisting of polo shirts, sweaters, khaki pants, shorts and skirts. The attire was adopted after polling parents and teachers over two years. “Research shows that schools with a UDC have fewer discipline problems, fewer cases of bullying, and students are able to focus more on academics. Further, potential intruders are easily recognized. For parents, they can potentially save hundreds of dollars over the course of the year, which enables them to focus more on other critical purchases for their families, which is important in today’s economy,” said Principal Dr. Barry Harris. Showing off the variety are, front from left, Joshua Fordham and Darius Taylor; standing Victoria Parks, Julian Suddith, Zion Reese, Destiny Robinson and Aleza Martinez.
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SOUTH COBB OPENS NEW FRESHMAN ACADEMY
Faculty and Staff of South Cobb High School held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Freshman Transition Academy Aug. 11. Cobb County School district distinguished guests, included, from left, Ed Thayer - Area 1 Assistant Superintendent, Ms. Melissa Arasi - County Music Coordinator, Doug Shepard- Chief Administrative Officer- SPLOST program, Dr. Donald Dunnigan - Chief Human Resources Officer, Hamilton Holmes- Lockheed Martin, Ms. Kathleen Angelucci- School Board Member, and Ms. Alice Stouder - Deputy Superintendent. Members of the South Cobb Student Government Association provided a tour of the facility following the event. Principal Hosey commented on the phenomenal job that the construction crews, custodians, and other support staff did on preparing the structure for the first day of school. Faculty and staff members clapped as he used a large pair of scissors to open the new building for occupancy. The new Freshman Transition Academy adds yet another dimension to the campus. Also, for the first time in the school’s history, and in Cobb County, ninth grade students who enter the academy will be wearing standard school attire. The Academy takes on a new focus for student achievement-- educating the whole child and using the latest teaching strategies. All this and more is aimed at extracting the highest level of rigor and relevance in teaching. Program Coordinator Renee Basinger, Administrator Brenda Rich, and several staff members have worked for several months preparing the program as well as attending professional development on a new teaching model, called the Highly Effective Teaching model.
All it took was meeting her, holding her in our arms and our first granddaughter captured our hearts. She is not only a beautiful baby; she is a good baby, allowing herself to be passed from loving arms to loving arms without a cry or complaint. Addilee Ruth Long was born on August 6 at 10:15 on a beautiful Saturday morning. We almost made it in time for her birth, arriving at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte at 2 in the afternoon. We walked into the room and our daughter, Katie, asked if we would like to hold our granddaughter. As she placed Addilee in my arms, it was love at first sight; at first holding. Addie, as she will be called, snuggled into my arms, bonding quickly with her grandma. She was born on a day when the headlines screamed of historic economic decline in America. Enough doom and gloom to make us wonder what kind of world this precious child had entered and what kind of future she will have. But she was also born into a family with love for her and for each other; with parents to protect her and teach her and guide her. She comes into
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Pebblebrook High School won the 2011 Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award for region 4-AAAAA from the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) and Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (GEMC)! The award honors schools that demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship during competitive events throughout the 2010-11 school year. “Media reports across our nation show us that people do not always interact with each other in a civil manner, said Dr. Ralph Swearngin, Executive Director for the GHSA. Introduced in 2006, the Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship award reinforces the GHSA philosophy: “Students, athletes, coaches, spectators and all others associated with high school activities programs should adhere to the fundamental values of respect, fairness, honesty and responsibility.”
an extended family with a long history of strong spiritual roots and faith that will be a part of her upbringing and support. Addie was calm on the day of her birth, not troubled by the headlines. She seemed to feel the love that sur- Happy Family - Drew, rounded her. Katie and Addie Long What will the future hold for Addilee? We can’t pretend to know. But I do know that her mother and father and her grandparents will always love her and protect her. No matter what the financial chaos of the world, she will be rich in the things that matter; the things that money can not buy.
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The South Cobb Lions Club is active throughout the year sponsoring and supporting LEO Clubs at South Cobb and Pebblebrook High School, Lions Annual PEACE POSTER contest through the area schools and helping the qualified residents of South Cobb County in financial need obtain hearing and/or eyecare in the local area or through the Georgia Lions Lighthouse. Above, Executive Director of Georgia Lions Lighthouse Christina Lennon accepts SOUTH COBB LIONS CLUB donation of $7,000. to the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Capital Campaign from Lions Bob Thomas and Buddy Mann. South Cobb Lions President Sheldon Roush and all the Lion Members appreciate and thank you for the support given by Mableton, Austell and South Cobb Area residents. Please keep in mind our fund raising annual BBQ at the MABLE HOUSE which will be held on Oct. 22-23.
BEARD CELEBRATES 50 YEARS IN LIONS CLUB Lion Bill Beard celebrated his 50th Year as a member of South Cobb Lions Club. Bill, a Lawyer, joined South Cobb Lions on March 20th, 1961 and held many offices in the Lions Organization becoming President South Cobb Lions in 1981-82. Thanks to Bill for his community service through the Lions Club. Bill has been married to his wife, Elizabeth for more than 55 years. A World War II Combat Veteran of U.S.Army 82nd Airborne, Beard served his country from March 18, 1943 until December 16, 1945 from Texas to Germany. We, as we should be, will be forever grateful for the service of all Veterans for serving our country and to their families serving along with each of them. South Cobb Lions RECYCLING PROJECTS: any and all old eyeglasses, hearing aids or cellphones can be dropped off at following locations: South Cobb Eye Center, Tulman Eye, Walmart, Pearl Vision, Corley Eye Center, Marietta Eye Centers, Austell First Baptist or contact any Lion. South Cobb Lions Club P.O. Box
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2010. Munroe has won awards in many local juried exhibitions including a Merit and Purchase Award from the Lyndon House Arts Center in Athens, Georgia in 2005, a First Placement Award in sculpture from the Fine Arts Society of Kennesaw in Kennesaw, Georgia in 2001, and on Honorable Mention Award from the Fine Arts Society of Kennesaw in 2000. He regularly exhibits his work around metro Atlanta.
RUSSELL ELEMENTARY CELEBRATES 50TH Russell Elementary School located in Smyrna, Georgia is gearing up to celebrate 50 years of educating the Smyrna, Marietta, Austell, and Mableton Community. On October 8 from noon - 5 p.m. Russell will be hosting a Community wide birthday party to celebrate all of the families Russell Elementary has reached over the last 50 years. Current and past students and staff in addition to the entire community are invited to party with us. We will ne enjoying fun, food, music, and games in addition to school tours and alumni events. Come ready for a good time and of course
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American Legion Post 216, will be holding a Turkey Shoot at 3914 Ewing Road, Austell, GA 30106. 770-943-7030. Every Saturday Sept. 3 - Dec. 3 1 pm5 pm. $5 per shot. Turkey, Ham and Specialty Meats.
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Precision manufacturer Georgia Hydraulics International Inc. (GHI) is growing in Austell. The company recently announced a training partnership with Georgia Quick Start and Chattahoochee Technical College to support 30 new jobs being created in an expansion. Signing the agreement are, from left, Jackie Rohosky, Technical College System of Georgia assistant commissioner of economic development programs and head of Quick Start; Joe Bajjani, President of Georgia Hydraulics International; Dr. Sanford Chandler, President of Chattahoochee Technical College. Quick Start will be designing and implementing a customized training program for GHI, including advanced manufacturing training in geometric dimensioning and CNC machining. Additional components of the training program will focus on quality, safety and leadership. “We’ve partnered with GHI in previous expansions, and we’re honored to do so again,” said Jackie Rohosky, Technical College System of Georgia assistant commissioner of economic development programs and head of Quick Start. “Helping existing Georgia companies continue to grow and stay competitive is a key part of our mission at Quick Start.”
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COMMUNITY FITNESS INITIATIVE
The Mableton Improvement Coalition is now hosting a weekly “walk-and-run” activity every Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm. Participants meet near the Amphitheater at the Mable House Complex to walk or run on nearby residential streets, with various paces and distances available. Participation is free. For more information, see www. mableton.org. MIC members relax after completing the mile-and-a-half “Landers Loop.” From left are Dennis Hayes, Jen Johnston, Dave McDaniel, Judy Peters, Patti Rech, Robin Meyer
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Fans of the South Cobb High Eagles are among eight prep-school football programs offered the chance to best crosstown rivals, win cool prizes—and give back to their favorite schools. Participating schools will compete against their rivals to win a $3,500 donation from Atlanta based-RaceTrac. Fans earn points for their teams by displaying limited-edition RaceTrac Rivalry Bowl wristbands and buying non-alcoholic beverages from RaceTrac’s hundreds of fountain
and still options, including bottled water, energy drinks, juices and more. Qualifying purchases can be made at any of the 65 Atlanta-area RaceTrac stores. Stores near participating schools will be decorated in team colors. Additional RaceTrac Rivalry Bowl prizes include 500 tee-shirts for each participating school and the chance to win one of three 16GB iPads, one per rivalry. Guest simply text “DRINK” plus their receipt number to 81877* to enter the drawing.
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SEPTEMBER Now – Oct 3: JURIED ART SHOW. South Cobb Arts Alliance presents 24th National Juried Art Exhibition August 20th-October 3rd Mable House Arts Center Gallery, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. Call 770-819-3285 for hours. www.southcobbarts.org ••• 13: TOWN HALL MEETING. District Commissioner, Woody Thompson, will hold an important Town Hall Meeting in Mableton on September 13 at 7 p.m. at the South Cobb Community Center at 620 Lions Club Drive in Mableton. The topic of the meeting will be the new South Cobb Implementation Strategy, which draws on previous studies and plans in South Cobb. ••• 17: TASTE OF SMYRNA “Festival of Delectable” is coming to satisfy palates, quench your thirst, fulfill your need for music & entertainment and please the kids, all in one day!!! We are very excited to announce that you will be able to sample all Smyrna restaurants have to offer on Saturday September 17 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on the beautiful Village Green and Market Village in downtown Smyrna. Free admission! Samples may be purchased from 1 dollar up to 4 dollars. ••• 22: NORTH GEORGIA STATE FAIR. Sept. 22, through Sunday, October 2. Concerts FREE with fair admission. Discount Tickets: Fair tickets will be available at all Metro Atlanta Walgreen’s through September 23. Adults $2.50, Students $1.25, 22 Ride Tickets $11. 770-4231330 or 770-528-8989 after September 5 www. northgeorgiastatefair.com. ••• 24: AUSTELL COMMUNITY MARKET. Sidewalk sale and bazaar, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Downtown AUstell. ••• 28: COBB FAITH PARTNERSHIPS. General Meeting - Wednesday, September 28: Turner Chapel AME Church, 492 North Marietta Parkway, Marietta. Lunch will start at 11:45 a.m., and our meeting will start at Noon. If you’ve missed a CFP meeting in the past year, this is one you DON’T want to miss. Be sure to bring a guest or two with you - the one way to experience what CFP is all about is to attend a meeting. For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. ••• OCTOBER 3: FIRST MONDAY BREAKFAST. Cobb Chamber event. Monday, October 3 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre at 7:30 a.m. Speaker: Sam Olens, Attorney General, State of Georgia. Program: Public Safety. General Admission: $55; Members: $25 online; $45 at door. Online Registration Closes: September 29 at noon. Registration at www.cobbchamber.org. ••• 25: OCTOBER HAUNT AFTER HOURS presented by The South Cobb Business Association, The Cobb Chamber, and 11 other local Business Associations with sponsorships by area businesses. Six Flags Over Georgia. From 5 to 7:30 p.m. Come experience Great Networking, Professional Entertainment, American Festival Games, Costume Competition (costumes not required) and Just Plain Fun with your business associates! Cost: $10 per person. RSVP @ www.sc-ba.org or www.cobbafterhours.com WEEKLY EVENTS AEROBICS CLASS. Austell First United Methodist Church offers “Firming After 50”, a free weekly low-impact aerobics with a focus on adults over 50 years of age. Class meets in the church’s fellowship hall every Wednesday night from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. with certified group fitness instructor Cindy Standard. Austell First UMC is located at 5705 Mulberry Street in downtown Austell, just north of the railroad tracks and City Hall. More details can be found at www.blessaustell.com or by calling 770-9481806. ••• AMERICAN LEGION POST 264, 6251 Ivey Rd, Mableton is offering free Group Fitness Classes every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. All are welcome. ••• COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY (Adults only) meets at the Mableton Cafe each Thursday morning, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. This is a diverse, spirited, and interactive group. Our goal is to be a
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catalyst that inspires regular usage of the Bible, both Old and New Testament, in everyday living. A spirited and diverse group, we explore and collaborate on the ways of God, His Plan for our lives, and the impact on the human experience. The Mableton Cafe is located at 5590 Mableton Parkway in the Village at Mableton. It is next to K-mart between K-mart and Dollar Tree. All adults are welcome!! ••• BOY SCOUT TROOP 61 meets every Monday night at 7:30pm in the Troop Lodge at Bethany Methodist Church at the intersection of Hurt and Hicks Roads. Cub Pack 61 meets Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Bethany Gym. ••• SMYRNA BOY SCOUT Troop 11 meets at 7 p.m. every Monday evening at Smyrna First United Methodist Church. New Scouts are welcome! Please visit our website: www.smyrnatroop11.com.
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••• BOY SCOUT TROOP 88 meets 7 to 9 pm every Tuesday in the Troop scout hut adjacent to the Smyrna First Baptist athletic field on Church St. in Smyrna. See our web site for more information www.orgsites.com/ga/troop88 ••• COMMUNITY FITNESS INITIATIVE The Mableton Improvement Coalition is now hosting a weekly “walk-and-run” activity every Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm. Participants meet near the Amphitheater at the Mable House Complex to walk or run on nearby residential streets, with various paces and distances available. Participation is free. For more information, see www.mableton.org. ••• MABLETON FARMERS MARKET is held every Thursday through September 29 from 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at the Mable House complex parking lot between the Historic home and the Arts Center, located at 5239 Floyd Road. The Mableton Farmers Market is a partnership of the Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, Cobb Public Health, Lifelong Mableton Initiative and Mableton Improvement Coalition. ••• FREE TAIJI CLASS for all Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. South Cobb Regional Library: 805 Clay Road, Mableton and on the second Tuesday of each month at The Mable House, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. ••• FREE WEEKLY COMMUNITY MEALS ST. LUKE UMC, 5115 Brookwood Drive Mableton will be serving a free meal every Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome. Entrance on lower level in back of church. ••• FREE WEEKLY COMMUNITY DINNER - Please join us! Every Monday night at 6 p.m. Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 6216 Love Street, Austell. ••• REFORMERS UNANIMOUS (RU) is a Christ-centered addictions program that meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at Westside Church located at 4900 Floyd Road, Mableton next to Walgreens. RU helps adults find freedom from addictive behavior. Call Mark Baker at 404354-8911 for more information or see www. wbcfamily.org. ••• SOUTH COBB ROTARY: noon, Thursday, Presbyterian Village, East-West Connector ••• SOUTH COBB TOASTMASTERS Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. South Cobb Recreation Center, 875 Six Flags Drive, Austell. ••• TURKEY SHOOT, American Legion Post 216, 3914 Ewing Road, Austell. 770-943-7030. Every Saturday Sept. 3rd - Dec. 3rd 1 -5 p.m. $5 per shot. Turkey, Ham and Specialty Meats. MONTHLY OR MORE ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA Caregivers Support Group- free 3rd Thursday of each month- 6:30 p.m. 4005 S. Cobb Drive. Smyrna, It is facilitated by a local physician. Call 770-
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(Pride) meets from 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. on the third Friday of each month. Contact Gloria Fisher, LCSW, for more details: 770-432-7280 ••• CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, The Star Group To help patients and their families feel more hopeful and less alone through the mutual sharing of thoughts, feelings, and concerns related to living with, and surviving cancer. Fourth Thursday of each month at Noon. (A light lunch is served) WellStar Cobb Hospital Magnolia Room Group leader: Raymond Coffman Please call 770-732-3780 to RSVP. ••• PRIME TIME DANCE at the Paulding Community Center the second Friday night each month from 7 til 10 p.m. Ronnie Akers, aka, RA the DJ will be taking request. Popular ountry/ Western, oldies, and line dancing. Instructions on the latest Line Dances. Ages 40 +, $5. at the door. All proceeds benefit the Paulding County Senior Center. Couples & singles welcome - 54 Industrial Way, Dallas 770-443-8873. ••• DIABETES SUPPORT Group meets at Smyrna Primary Care Center Community Room, 562 Concord Road, Smyrna on the third Thursday, each month except December, from 1 – 2:30 p.m. Free parking and no cost or registration required. Information regarding various topics is presented through out the year. For more information call 770-793-7818. ••• FREE MONTHLY DINNER. Leland-Qwest UMC, 81 Veterans Memorial Highway, SE, Mableton, sponsors a free community dinner on the last Wednesday of each month from 6 – 7 p.m. All are welcome. (Enter on left side of the church on the lower level). ••• “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. ••• MABLETON IMPROVEMENT COALITION (MIC) is a nonprofit citizens group formed to promote quality growth and redevelopment in the 30126 zip code. MIC’s Board of Director’s meetings are the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m., generally at the Mable House Arts Center in Mableton. Everyone is welcome. Visit www.mableton.org to confirm meeting location. ••• MEMORY SCREENING. Woodland Ridge Assisted Living, 4055 South Cobb Drive in Smyrna, holds free memory screenings the first Monday of each month 10 .a.m – 4. www.nationalmemoryscreening.org. Call for info 770431-7055
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Page 7, September 2011 ••• THE MOMS CLUBS of Smyrna are non-profit support groups for at-home mothers. SmyrnaEast chapter includes zip code 30080 west of Atlanta Road and the Vinings Estates neighborhood. Please visit www.freewebs.com/momsclubofsmyrnaeast for more. Smyrna-West 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 momsclubofsmyrnavinings email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Our programs are educational and supportive. They provide insight and share information of getting the assistance we need. NAMI South Cobb Connections – Contact: Patricia Kramer, 770-222-3211, email@example.com for information. ••• NEWCOMERS OF COBB COUNTY. We meet each month on the third Tuesday 10 a.m. for our general meeting. 10 a.m. at John Knox Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. Please call for details! 770-234-5068 or Email: newcomersofcobbcounty@yahoo. com. Those new to Cobb County, or just looking for new friends and activities, are invited to join in. ••• 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org ••• 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. ••• E-mail your organization’s calendar news to email@example.com. Deadline for the OCTOBER issue is SEPTEMBER 23 deadline with publication the week of OCTOBER 3. Calendar items are accepted from civic groups, non-profits, schools and church organizations and run as space is available. Due to the increasing number of calendar listings, please keep announcements brief. Please do NOT send calendar announcements in flyer format. For more information about submitting calendar items or other news, contact us at 770-4269388 or by e-mail to news@brightsidecobb. com. Find updated calendar items on our website at www.brightsidecobb.com.
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TAYLOR WINS TOASTMASTER AWARD
Anne Michelle Taylor of Mableton is passionate about public speaking. Her passion and hard work led her to a third place win at the regional level of the prestigious Toastmasters International Speech Contest in Las Vegas on Aug, 18. This win ranks Taylor as one of the top 27 speakers of 30,000 contestants and 300,000 members of Toastmasters International. She is a member of the South Cobb Toastmasters Club and T-Toasters at Vinings. “My speech is about the benefits of
living one day at a time and being grateful for what you do have,” Taylor said. After having a hip replacement, Taylor’s speech “One Thousand-Four Hundred-forty” tells the story of meeting a man who had three hip replacements, and how it put her life in perspective. “I couldn’t have gotten as far as I did with this speech without the guidance and support of my Toastmasters mentor Teresa Schnider, Hervery Ross and all my fellow club members,” she said.
PBS LOOKS AT MABLETON FARMERS MARKET The Mableton Farmers Market will be the subject of a PBS documentary. A company working on an upcoming PBS documentary will be filming at the Mableton Farmers Market Thursday morn-
THE GODDARD SCHOOL SETS BLOCK PARTY
The Goddard School, 2465 East West Connector, Austell, will host The Goddard School Block Party Sept. 23 from 4:30 - 7 p.m. Featuring music, games, arts and crafts, this event is full of playful learning. Children and families will have the chance to participate in a number of funfilled, hands-on activities that demonstrate the power of play for learning. This event will also educate children, parents and the community about healthy eating and fitness habits. Goddard Schools all across the United States will also be participating in a recordbreaking game of Simon Says.
ing, Sept. 22 from 9:30 to 11:30am. This is the same company that sent a team to film social activities of the Historic Mableton Community Garden across the road from the Mable House Complex last month. The Mableton Farmers Market continues everyThursday through September 29 from 8:30am to 12:30pm at the Mable House Arts Complex parking lot. Summer isn’t over yet! Be sure to drop by and get veggies, fruit, and other healthy foods. The Mableton Farmers Market is a partnership of the Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, Cobb Public Health, Lifelong Mableton Initiative and Mableton Improvement Coalition.
CANDLELIGHT CONCERTS AT MABLE HOUSE
The Extensions of Grace Sunday School Class will be hosting a “Bake Sale & Silent Auction” on Saturday, October 8th from 10 a.m-2 p.m. at First Baptist Church Austell, 5991 Love St., Austell. “The Sound of Lost Mountain” Blue Grass band will be there from 10 a.m.12:30 p.m. All proceeds will go toward the purchase of a digital sign for our church.
The Summer Candlelite Concert Series continues at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, sponsored by the South Cobb Arts Alliance. Scheduled performances are: Roxie Watson Saturday, Aug. 20; Kayla Taylor Jazz, Saturday, Sept. 10; and Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, Saturday, Oct. 15. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the shows start at 8 p.m. Parking and general admission are free to all performances. Attendees may bring their own food and beverages, and concessions will be open. Tables that seat four are available for $50 for a single concert. To reserve a table, call 770-819-3285. Mable House is located at 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. For more information, visit mablehouse.org.
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Homecoming Celebration at Union Grove Baptist Church will be Sept. 25, from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Celebrating 120 years in Lithia Springs! Special guest speaker will be Rev. Terry Braswell Sr. of West Metro Baptist Association A new book chronicling the history of Union Grove church is being published and will be available for the first time on this special day. All former and current members of Union Grove are invited to come to this celebration, and of course guests are always welcome too. For more information call 770-948-2458 or UnionGroveBaptist. com.
LIVING FAITH BAPTIST HOLDS ANNIVERSARY The Living Faith Baptist Church invites you to join them in their anniversary celebration on Sunday September 4th, at 10:00 a.m. and Sunday September 11, at 10:00 a.m. at 925 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Mableton, Ga. 30126. Rev. Michael W. Sherman, Sr., Pastor-Founder
Mable House Arts Center is a community arts center centrally located in the heart of Mableton. Fall classes will be starting the week of Sept. 12. Registration began August 30. We have several new classes and kept all of the favorites! We invite everyone to come enjoy our wide spectrum of classes, where there is something that will please everyone. No experience necessary. Please call the Mable House Arts Center for more information at 770-819-3285. Currently, Mable House Arts Center is showcasing The National Juried Exhibition. The show will be available to see in the gallery until October 3, 2011. Admission is free. Please call Mable House Arts Center for more information at 770-819-3285.
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Blood Pressure Check -- Monday, Sept. 26, 12 – 3 p.m. Free. United Home Care will check your blood pressure. Blue Willow Inn & Heritage Hall -- Thursday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Lunch will be at the internationally acclaimed Blue Willow Inn in the historic district of Social Circle. After lunch we will then travel to Madison to tour Heritage Hall and the Rogers House. This will be a splendid day of leisure and travel. Cost: $58 Senior Council Member / $63 Non-Member. Deadline: Sept. 22. Price includes lunch, motor coach transportation, admission, snacks, tax and tips. No refunds after payment deadline date. Full refunds will be given if the trip is cancelled. Monday Movie Madness -- Monday, Oct. 10: The Thing About My Folks, 1 p.m. Cost: $1 / $2 Non-resident. Treat Yourself Tuesdays -- Tuesday, Oct. 11: Red Lobster, E-W Connector & Austell Road. 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Cost: On Your Own; Registration required. Treat yourself to a lunch outing once a month with other seniors at local area restaurants near the Center. Get to know other people and enjoy the social gathering. Live Music & Dance -- Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Admission: Donation of non-perishable food item for MUST Ministries Food Pantry. The Muddy River Band will entertain everyone with Country Western and Blue Grass. Educational Seminar -- Tuesday, Oct. 18: Virtual Dementia Tour, 1 – 4 p.m. Free; Registration Required.
COMMISSIONER SETS TOWN HALL MEETING
Cobb County District 4 Commissioner Woody Thompson will hold a Town Hall meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the South Cobb Community Center. The event will offer the public a chance to hear the latest information about issues impacting their community and ask questions regarding their concerns. The topic of the meeting will be the new South Cobb Implementation Strategy, which draws on previous studies and plans in South Cobb. The Strategy will provide a framework of actions for implementing the visions created for the area. The outcomes of projects like the Form Based Code for Mableton and the River Line Master Plan are incorporated in this document. The center is located at 620 Lions Club Drive off Veterans Memorial in Mableton. For more information, call 770-528-3312.
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NOTES & NOTICES FOR RENT/SALE CONDO FOR RENT 3- bedroom, 1.5 bath condominium For Rent. $850 month plus deposit of $850. Tenant pays Electricity, other utilities included. Located off Cobb Pky and Delk Road, Community swimming pool and 2 tennis courts. Cats allowed. 404-457-4600 YARD/ ESTATE SALES CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT SALE Come visit us at Fall/Winter 2011 Children’s Consignment Sale at Smyrna First United Methodist Church, (Intersection of Atlanta Rd. & Concord Rd.), Friday, September 16 from 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. (NO STROLLERS PLEASE 9:30-11a.m. on Friday only) Saturday, September 17 from 9 a.m. – Noon. Save BIG $$$ on children’s clothes, coats, toys, baby needs & equipment, books, sporting goods & much more! Many items ½ price on Saturday! Visit us at www.kindermartsale.com SERVICES LITTLE BEAR TREE SERVICE Little Bear Tree Service offers complete tree removal with care and quality assured. At Little Bear we are “pruning and shaping specialists, storm damage specialists, fully insured, and provide 24 hour emergency service.” Ask about our monthly specials. Free, prompt estimates and work at competitive rates. Call 404-975-9831. HELP WANTED 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 Can you offer volunteer clerical help for just a few hours a month? Cobb Community Services Board (CSB) needs volunteer office assistance in various locations in Cobb County. Can you help about 3 hours a week making phone calls, data entry, filing, and assisting with various other office duties? Also needed are volunteers to assist with basic music activities for adults with developmental disabilities in the day program at our EXCEL Center. We also need mentors for Believe in Youth Program. For more information contact CSB Volunteer Coordinator Mary Robeck at 770819-9229, 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. MEALS ON WHEELS Meals on Wheels has a great need for volunteer drivers to deliver meals in the fowling areas: Austell, Smyrna, Mableton, Powder Springs, Kennesaw and Marietta. If you have some time to volunteer as a MOW driver, or if you belong to an organization that would like to “Adopt-A-Route,” call Shelia Perkins, Volunteer Coordinator at 770528-5381. PLACING NOTES AND NOTICES ADS Holding a garage sale? Selling or renting your home, need an employee, tutoring, teaching, 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 SEPTEMBER 23 deadline with publication the week of OCTOBER 3. Ad copy should also be e-mailed to: email@example.com. Credit card payment accepted. EXTRA COPIES Looking for an extra copy of The Bright Side? Copies are available each month in the Smyrna Library, the Vinings Historic Society office, the Smyrna Community Center, Chick-fil-a Cumberland Mall and at many of our advertisers’ locations. Extra copies of our Mableton/Austell edition are available each month in the Mable House Arts Center, Mableton Pharmacy, Thomas Drugs, The Treadmill and other advertiser locations. Read the current issue on the web: www.brightsidecobb.com.
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NEW HOSPITAL AUXILLARY OFFICERS
Wellstar Cobb Hospital Auxiliary has a new slate of executive officers. Installation was held in June at Freeman Poole Senior Center. The luncheon was catered by Mother’s Finest. NW District Directors of the Georgia Council of Volunteer Auxiliaries Kathryn Hall and Ernesteene Knowles installed Bill Thompson as President; Miriam Jordan President-elect; Elizabeth Thompson Vice-president; Mary Reckard Corresponding secretary; Susan Hayes Recording secretary, Shirley Griswell and Steve Lineberry Co-treasurers. The Wellstar Cobb Hospital auxiliary is a group of people who are dedicated to serving in different capacities with the staff of the hospital, the patients and their families. As the gavel was exchanged between out-going President, Joyce Sample and the new President Bill Thompson another year of successful outreach programs and generous monies raised was concluded. For information regarding joining the Wellstar Cobb Hospital auxiliary contact Lori Campbell at 770-7323605.
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