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STORYTELLING FESTIVAL COMES TO MABLE HOUSE It’s time for the annual Storytelling Festival at the Mable House. Bring the family out on October 22 for the annual festival that is full of fun and history. There will be storytellers, crafts, a petting zoo, live music, tours of the historic house and so much more. This could become an annual tradition for your family.
Bring your lunch or purchase lunch at the festival as the South Cobb Lions present their annual BBQ. Girl Scout and Brownie troops are welcome, as well as the public. The festival hours will be from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information please call 770-819-3285. The historic Mable House is located at 5239 Floyd Road in Mableton.
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Lea Ellen Rich of the Austell Business Association honors “Wounded Warriors” including Staff Sgt. Adam Emory; MH2 (FMF) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class, Fleet Marine Force Dustin Kirby; Captain John Kroll; Sgt. First Class Charles Hutchinson; Staff Sgt. Zoyie Jackson; Staff Sgt. William Lowman; and Staff Sgt. Clarissa Hines.
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On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, the United States came under attack when four commercial airliners were hijacked and used to strike targets on the ground. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. We move on, but we will never forget. On Saturday, Sept. 10, the Austell Business Association and the City of Austell sponsored the Fifth annual “Concert in the Park – In Remembrance of 9/11.” Al Holley performed gospel at noon, Ramblin’ Grass provided bluegrass at 3 p.m., and Rambunctious at 6 p.m. “On this tenth anniversary of 9/11, we remembered those brave firefighters and police officers who put their own lives
before others,” said Lea Ellen Rich of the Austell Business Association. At the even, the ABA recognized 33 firefighters and 41 police officers from the City of Austell, with a “Memory” pin, as a token of our appreciation for their dedication and service. We remembered our armed forces, fighting to preserve our freedom. The Wounded Warrior Project honors and empowers wounded warriors who have incurred service connected injuries on or after 9/11. They offer a variety of programs and services free of charge. They were honored to have five Wounded Warriors present and two who could not attend. Honored were Staff Sgt. Adam Emory; MH2 (FMF) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class, Fleet Marine Force Dustin Kirby; Captain John Kroll; Sgt. First Class Charles Hutchinson; Staff Sgt. Zoyie Jackson; Staff Sgt. William Lowman; and Staff Sgt. Clarissa Hines. They all received a plaque for their sacrificial service. The dedication was opened in prayer by Rev. Robert Moore and was closed by Rev. Lin Harrison. The last hour everyone stood to their feet as Rambunctious played “God Bless The U.S.A.” We will never forget… 9/11/11
Producers and staff from Boston-based Vital Pictures were in Mableton during September to film a segment of a PBS documentary to be titled “Coming of Age in Aging America.” Subjects covered by the production crew included the Mableton Community Garden, Mableton Improvement Coalition’s Community Fitness Initiative, and the Mableton Farmers Market. The documentary is scheduled for broadcast in late 2012. At right, Debbie McGee of Delightful Dee Personal Chef and Catering Service serves up a pasta sample at the AARP booth. Below, members of the film crew talk with Roy Johnson of Mableton who sells jelly and pre-
Austell Public Safety officers were also honored at the concert.
serves at the market each week. The film crew included Producer Susan Sprecher, and Executive producer Christine Herbes-Sommers. The market has closed for the season, but will be back next spring.
IMAGINE SCHOOL LOSES CHARTER FROM CCSD The Cobb School Board voted to close Imagine International Academy of Mableton, rejecting the school’s petition for a two-year charter renewal by a vote of 4-3. The vote came despite a crowd of more than 100 school supporters, including students, who had supported the school with impassioned pleas, e-mails and letters to the board. The five year old school has some 620 students and is located at 6688 Mableton Parkway.
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She is tiny, beautiful, an adorable baby. Lillian Bell Lipsett was born on September 3 and captivated us from the moment we met her. She is our second granddaughter but I can tell already that she will certainly not be second best to anyone. Just as each child is special, each grandchild has her own unique hold on our hearts. Lilly has a determined spirit that has already manifested itself. She is the first child of two first children. I expect she will be strong-willed and assertive in the kind and gentle manner of a Southern lady. We met her when she was one week old and home with her parents in Arlington, Va. It was a hot September day and her parents and grandparents thought it would be nice to try out the new pram and take Lilly for a short stroll. Lilly, at her early age, knew it was too hot for an outing. She protested for all of the Fairlington community to hear. It was a short walk with am angry baby who was soon cool and calm back inside. Her mother captured the moment perfectly for all of us when she told Lilly: “you must forgive us; we’re first time parents and we make mistakes.”. Her mother captured the moment perfectly for all of us when she told Lilly: “you must forgive us; we’re first time parents and we make mistakes.” FLOYD MIDDLE LAUNCHES 8TH GRADE MEN’S LEADERSHIP
This year at Floyd Middle School Tiffaney Sorenson, School Social Worker, along with Cobb County’s Truancy Court Coordinator and the Social Work Intern are launching an 8th grade Men’s Leadership Group to discuss positive ways they can make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of those they come in contact. Each student participating in the group will have the opportunity to earn lunch with the Austell City Mayor at the end of the year by being in school every day and not receiving discipline referrals. In the group they will be participating in games and activities that will heighten their awareness of how the choices they make today affect their future.
They may be first time parents but they are doing an excellent job. Her parents, our son Peter and our daughter-in-law, AnnBailey Lynn Lipsett, are remarkable parents already, m e e t i n g Lilly Bell’s demands with a calmness and patience. Lilly is surrounded by love from her parents and her two sets of grandparents. Happy Family - Ann BaiHer maternal ley, Peter and Lillian Bell grandparents, Lipsett Beth and Jon Lynn, of Warrenton, VA, live closer to her Arlington home than we do and are a wonderful support for her and her parents. I see in our future many more trips to Arlington with a stop in Charlotte to visit her cousin Addie.
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South Cobb Lions President Sheldon Roush, left, and Terrence Ramsey, Director of Recreation Services for Cobb County, as Ramsey updated the club on what is going on with Parks Service and also stories of his life as a ACC Official. He is an ACC Football Official. Guest Speaker at the Oct. 3 meeting will be Ellen Cox of Southern Guide Dog along with Deidri Cumbie - Graduate of Southern Guide Dog. Southern Guide Dog trains dogs for use of the Visually impaired and is supported by donations from many sources of which one is the South Cobb Lions Club. South Cobb Lions BBQ will be Oct. 22 Saturday 11 am - 6 pm, October 23, Sunday 11am-3pm on the Mable House Historic Grounds 5239 Floyd Road Mableton, Georgia in conjunction with the StoryTelling Festival on Saturday October, 11am - 4 pm. will have many free family fun things: Storytellers, Hayrides, Music, Children’s Craft Projects, Blacksmith, Weavers, Quilters, Puppet Shows, Petting Zoo (12:30 pm-2:30 pm), Pony Rides (11 am-1 pm). South Cobb Lions Club thanks the South Cobb Area residents for thier support. Checkout info on StoryTelling at www.MableHouse.org.
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By Keri Ninness Angela and Mike Santone, of Mableton, both work in corporate America. They have two lively boys, Joseph and Andrew. Like any working parents, they need dependable childcare. A few years ago, they realized that, while they loved their nanny, they needed more flexibility. Neither of their jobs guaranteed a 9-5 schedule. “If I had an early meeting pop up, “Angela states, “I needed to have the kids taken care of.” They also found that they desired weekend date nights or the ability to go to a social function. During high school, Angela’s family hosted exchange students and she remembers that experience fondly. “Having someone doing a cultural exchange in your home creates an awareness of the world. I realized I wanted that for my boys.” The family was referred to Cultural Care Au Pair by friends. They are currently hosting their 2nd Au Pair and have been with Cultural Care for four years. Their current au pair, Lucia, quickly became a part of their family. The Santone’s chose Lucia from a pool of thousands of carefully screened au pairs from more than 21 countries. When asked what drew them to her, Angela states, “we wanted someone who was close to their own family. If she had a good relationship them, she would probably be close to her host family.” She also states, “Lucia was already in college, with ambition and work ethic that she would bring to our home.” In addition, Lucia spoke great English (as well as Spanish that has only strengthened her children’s Spanish speaking skills) and drove, taking some of the burden of the ever-increasing chauffeuring one does with two active children. While Angela and Mike will tout the benefits of having live-in childcare, like the affordability of 45 hours a week of childcare (weekends too), the flexibility
to choose those hours themselves , like having someone to cook for and clean up after the kids, Angela says the best part of having Lucia is the cultural exchange. “These au pairs come to the United States with a limited view of our country. It is wonderful that, in exchange for fantastic childcare, we get to open her eyes to a whole new world, to share life with her, to share America with her. ”
CHATTAHOOCHEE TECH NURSING PROGRAM GAINS APPROVAL Chattahoochee Technical College’s Associate Degree Nursing program has now been granted full approval by The Georgia Board of Nursing. The news comes on the heels of the recent announcement that the program’s first graduating class recently achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the state licensing examination. According to the Chattahoochee Technical College Dean of Health Sciences Ron Webb, that 100 percent pass rate was one of the deciding factors in the approval for the program that only received its initial approval in 2009. The Georgia Board of Nursing requires that programs have a first time pass rate of 80 percent or more to move from the developing program status to full approval. The first 18 students in the program graduated in June 2011. Since that time they have been studying for the NCLEX exam, which is designed to test knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the safe and effective practice of nursing at the entry level. NCLEX examination results are an important component used by boards of nursing to make decisions about licensure. National statistics show that so far this year about 89 percent of first time test takers of the NCLEX have passed.
scraped off. There were the half-dozen By Gary A. Witte people practicing on the official driver’s When a slow day at work can mean license course who said they didn’t see the anything from pushing a stalled car out “no practicing” sign. of traffic to helping with a felony-level There was the man who, when stopped, drug seizure, you might be a Cobb County offered a friend’s license claiming it was police officer. his. And the wide range of job requireAnother man apparently tried to scrape ments call for a unique assortment of gear. the “ID only” from his identification card The patrol car serves as a mobile to pretend it was a driver’s license. office for eight hours a day, if not more. One driver earned a measure of appreA laptop computer mounted on the dashciation when, after being pulled over for board and a printer hidden in the armrest help track calls, write reports or issue tickets. The trunk typically contains other types of hardware – a shotgun, a rifle or both – for more dangerous tasks. Having spent nearly four years patrolling south Cobb County, Officer Philip Cronin said he believes every aspect of policing has a sizable impact on the public. “It’s easy to get jaded,” he said of the work. “What’s become humdrum to us is really a big deal to people.” Few officers would consider Precinct 2 boring on a routine basis. The south Cobb area, which includes Austell, Mableton, Powder Springs and the Interstate 20 corridor, has one of the high- Cobb County Police Officer Philip Cronin helps est emergency call rates in the Austell resident Michael Jones push his stalled car county. out of the intersection of Factory Shoals Road and Senior Shift Sgt. Jeff Perry Six Flags Drive July 7. said he believes working the everunning a stop sign, he readily admitted his nings in Precinct 2 for two years is the license was suspended. equivalent of working five years in another “I hate it when people lie,” Cronin zone. said. “I just wish they’d be honest. It’s He praised his officers’ professionalnonstop.” ism, skill and their ability to handle tough Even when no lying is involved, there situations. can be guilt by omission. For instance, “They know what to do and I’m happy when a crop of marijuana plants were disto let them do it,” Perry said. covered in the woods behind an apartment The shift runs from afternoon until complex that evening, no one seemed to late evening, which brings with it an even want to claim ownership. higher volume of calls at the already busy The nine plants were each about five feet precinct. During each shift, officers are tall, set in black plastic containers arranged assigned to patrol certain areas. in the woods behind one of the apartment “Some days can be pretty bland,” buildings. An assortment of empty water Cronin said. “Some days it’s nonstop.” jugs lay nearby in the pine straw. One recent Thursday, Cronin was Cobb Officer J.M. Massengill found assigned as the central car, meaning he the hidden plants when he was checking would backup the officers in each beat. For the area because of a burglary call at the the next eight hours, he constantly drove complex. Cpl. E.D Smith, Officer M.P. throughout the precinct, rarely stopping for English and Cronin, after contacting the anything that didn’t involve public safety drug unit, uprooted them. or law enforcement. During this time, “Each plant is a felony,” Cronin said Cronin listened to a lot of stories. when asked about their value. There were There was the woman who said her no arrests, but the marijuana was hauled Texas tag was current, even though the year off to be destroyed. portion of her sticker had apparently been
FALL JONQUIL FESTIVAL OPENS ON SMYRNA VILLAGE GREEN SEPT. 22-23
The City of Smyrna’s Fall Jonquil Festival will be held Oct. 22 and 23 on the beautiful Village Green in downtown Smyrna. The Fall Jonquil Festival will showcase arts and crafts by more than 150 artists/crafters from across the country. The festival has a history of over 20 years. The event also offers fun for the entire family to enjoy with continuous entertainment, a children’s section, and a wide selection of festival foods. There will be more than a dozen food booths, and plenty of children’s activities will be available in addition to music and dancers on the local
entertainment stage. Friends of the Smyrna Library will have its book sale during the Fall Jonquil festival, so plan to get some phenomenal deals on all types of books imaginable. Keep Smyrna Beautiful will be selling Jonquil Bulbs and promoting a cleaner Smyrna. In addition to many other worth while causes plan to get your pecans from the Smyrna Golden K Kiwanis Club and support their community programs The show will draw crowds of thousands people for the weekend. Show hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday and Noon - 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.
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A “Salute to Public Safety was the theme of the September gathering of the South Cobb Business Association. Public safety officials, from police, fire and the Sheriff’s office were hojnored. Jim Hickey, a Mableton consulting engineer told of progress and layout of the new World Trade Center Memorial in New York City. New Precinct 2 Commander Capt. J. D. Adcock was introduced to the group. Here, Capt. Adcock, SCBA President Wayne Dodd, and Police Chief John Houser share a moment. Students from Harmony Leland Elementary School performed several patriotic songs prior ot he meeting. (Photo courtesy DeirdréeDsign Photography & Graphics)
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and supports programs encouraging civic involvement. Melissa Banks one of the founders of the inaugural event said, “This is going to be an exciting event and an opportunity to come together with your community, to “party with a purpose” and of course to let everyone know that Mableton Rocks!” This is just the beginning of an entire series of community events we hope to develop for Mableton! For Tickets, visit the Barnes Amphitheatre Box office, ticketmaster.com or by calling 770-819-7765. Tickets range from $15 for general admission up to $25 for premium table seating. Coolers welcome. Outside food and beverages permitted or may be purchased at venue. Thank you to our sponsors 97.1 The River, B98.5 and The Waverly Renaissance Hotel Atlanta. For additional information call Melissa Banks at 404-316-1536, find us on facebook.com, or visit our website www.MabletonRocks.com. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities still available.
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In an amazing show of support for the Mableton Community and the Amateur Advocate Association, several regional area rock bands and tribute artists are donating their time and talent for the first annual Mableton Rocks Music Festival to be held at the Barnes Mable House Amphitheatre on Saturday Oct. 22, from 3 - 10 p.m. The lineup includes nationally known tribute bands White Winged Dove, Police Academy, and People are Strange, as well as regional favorites the Cosmic Gypsies, The Band Benefield, Shakin Grace, The Highway Band, and many more! Mableton Rocks will offer concert-goers a diverse collection of music and entertainment throughout the day with hits and originals from every decade including oldies, classic, southern and alternative rock and roll! Rain or Shine, this event will also include various vendors, attractions, high energy and fun for everyone! Proceeds benefit the Mableton Community, area after school programs and non-profit organizations which further the development of our local community
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more information on this event, contact Marietta Police Officer, Ben Mixon at 770-794-2361 or contact Keep Smyrna Beautiful at 770-4312863. NOVEMBER 2: 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 ••• 3: HOW TO NETWORK EFFECTIVELY SESSION. Cobb Chamber event. Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Cobb Chamber of Commerce at 2 p.m. This is a free event. Registration is preferred by: Nov. 1 at noon. Registration at www. cobbchamber.org. ••• 7: FIRST MONDAY BREAKFAST. Cobb Chamber event. Monday, Nov. 7 at the Atlanta
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Marriott Northwest at 7:30 a.m. Higher Education Panel: Kennesaw State University – Dr. Ken Harmon, Interim Provost; Life University – Dr. Guy Riekeman, President; Southern Polytechnic State University – Dr. Lisa Rossbacher, President; Program: Education. General Admission: $50; Members: $20 online; $35 at door. Online Registration Closes: Nov. 3 at noon. Registration at www.cobbchamber.org. ••• 10: SMYRNA AREA COUNCIL. Cobb Chamber event. Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Smyrna Community Center at 7:45 a.m. Program: Smyrna Citizen of the Year. General Admission: $30; Members: $10 online; $20 at the door. Online Registration Closes: Nov. 8 at noon. Registration at www.cobbchamber.org. ••• 12: HANDS ON CHRISTMAS is coming Nov. 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The First United Methodist Church of Smyrna invites children of all ages to this annual craft fair. Come make dozens of amazing holiday crafts to take home or give as gifts! Stay for lunch in our Candy Cane Cafe and have your picture taken in our life-size Nativity. The Gift Mart will also be open that week from Wed night through Saturday. For more information email Melanie Wright at email@example.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 770-948-1806. ••• AMERICAN LEGION POST 264, 6251 Ivey Rd, Mableton is offering free Group Fitness Classes every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. All 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. ••• COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY - NON-DENOMINATIONAL. Designed to guide us in aligning the words of our mouth with The Word of God. THURSDAYS starting promptly at 9 and ending promptly at 10 a.m. located at: CONCORD BAPTIST CHURCH, 4494 Floyd Road at Concord Road. Mableton. All adults welcome!! ••• 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. •••
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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 AMERICAN LEGION POST 264, 6251 Ivy Road, Mableton meets every third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Bingo--Mon, Tues, Friday 8 p.m., Sat. 5 p.m. and Sun. 4 p.m. ••• AUSTELL CITY COUNCIL meets the first Monday of each month for its regular meeting. ••• AUSTELL COMMUNITY TASK FORCE meets every 1st Monday at 7 p.m. at the South Cobb Recreation Center, 875 Six Flags Drive, Austell. www.austelltaskforce.org. ••• BLIND & LOW VISION SUPPORT Group (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 Country/ 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. ••• 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
Page 7, October 2011 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. ••• 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. Email momsclubofsmyrnavinin firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org for information. ••• NEWCOMERS OF COBB COUNTY. We meet each month on the third Tuesday 10 a.m. for our general meeting, at 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 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 email@example.com ••• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for the NOV. issue is OCT. 23 with publication the week of NOV. 3. Calendar items are accepted for free events from civic groups, community non-profits, school 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 770-426-9388 or by e-mail to email@example.com. Find more complete calendar listings on our website at www.brightsidecobb.com.
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True Christianity is not a religion. It is a close and personal relationship with the Almighty Creator God of the Universe, the God that is, the God who calls himself simply, “I Am,” the God who knows each of us be�er than we know ourselves. This relationship is the answer to the mess sinful mankind has made of the world; an environmental, economic and social mess that some would like to blame on the Creator, but which honest minds will acknowledge has been caused by the creature. To learn more, read the Bible. You might start with Psalms in the Old Testament and John and Hebrews in the New Testament. And Go to Church. The church sponsoring this ad is Smyrna Presbyterian located on Atlanta Road in Smyrna. Come join us this Sunday. Bring this ad and receive a copy of the New Testament and Bible study aids.
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SENIOR CENTER NEWS BRIGHT SIDE PHOTOS MAKE GREAT GIFTS AND MEMORIES
Is there a photo of you in this issue of The Bright Side? Is there a photo that you like? The Bright Side is now offering prints of photos taken by our staff to the public through our website. Log on to www.brightsidecobb.com and click on “PHOTOS” to view the pictures and order. While not all photos are available, there are also photos that we took and didn’t get to use. Photos are only available through the website. Photos are arranged by month. Thanks for reading The Bright Side.
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Freeman Poole Senior Center Here’s what is happening at the C. Freeman Poole Senior Center 4025 South Hurt Rd, Smyrna. Call 770-801-3400 for more information or reservations. Activities limited to adults age 55 and above. 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. 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. Experience what those with dementia are living with via a virtual dementia tour. Learn and understand dementia like never before. Bunco -- Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1 – 3 p.m. Free. Join us for a fun, easy game of dice that promises to be a good time and a chance to win prizes! Bingo Bash -- Monday, Oct. 24, 1 – 3p.m. Cost: $3 / $4 Non-resident. Blood Pressure Check -- Monday, Oct. 24, 12 – 3 p.m. Free. United Home Care will check your blood pressure. Benefits of Adequate Sleep -- Tuesday, Oct. 25, 1 p.m. Free; Registration Required. Create health rather than react to disease! Gay Brownlee, Certified Health Coach, will facilitate this very important and informative seminar on the benefits and importance of adequate sleep. AARP Driver Safety -- Wednesday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. Cost: $12 AARP Members; $14 Non-Members Mercier Apple Orchard Trip -Thursday, Oct. 27, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. For our annual apple trip, we will be traveling to Dillard for lunch at the Dillard House located in a picturesque valley in the North Georgia mountains. After lunch, we will then travel to Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge for apple time. Cost: $58 Senior Council Member / $63 Non-Member. Deadline: Oct. 20. Price includes lunch, motor coach transportation, admission fees, snacks, tax and tips. No refunds after payment deadline date. Full refunds will be given if the trip is cancelled.
BAKE SALE, CONCERT
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 the church.
GOLDEN GEMS SING
The GOLDEN GEMS from Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church will be singing again at the Chick-fil-A restaurant on Thornton Road at I-20 West on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 11:45 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. On the fourth Tuesday of each month, they minister to the residents of Powder Springs Nursing and Rehab and also Sweetwater Valley on Lee Road in Douglas County. You are invited to come and join us in worship. Mt. Pisgah is located at the intersection of Blair Bridge and South Gordon Road . Reverend Michael C. Crawford is the pastor.
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Trunk R Treat at Sharon Baptist Church, 3405 S Cobb Drive, Smyrna, on October 30 from 5 p.m. to 7. The community is invited. For more information call 770 435-1801
Calvary Baptist Church, 4780 Flint Hill Road, Austell, will be hosting an UPWARD Basketball/Cheerleading KickOff Carnival on Saturday, November 5th, from 5-7 pm. Games, food, and lots of fun for everyone. For information, call 770941-8445.
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FOR RENT/SALE SMYRNA TOWNHOUSE FOR RENT Charming 1 bedroom/1 bath Smyrna townhouse for rent. Bonus sun room, huge walk-in closet, tons of extra storage space. Only one block from Smyrna Market Village. $850/month, includes water & sewer. Available immediately. Please call 770-565-8478. YARD/ ESTATE SALES NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE Cooper Lake Estates Neighborhood Garage Sale on October 15th from 8 AM - 2 PM. Baby and kids items, housewares and much more! Located off of Cooper Lake Road near King Springs Road. FALL YARD SALE The Extension’s Second Annual Fall Yard Sale will be held Friday, Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. - noon at The Extension Men’s Campus, 1507 Church Street Ext, Marietta. The Yard Sale will raise funds for The Extension, Inc. and its programs. For more info: visit www.theextension,org or call 770-5909075 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 THANKSGIVING DONATIONS NEEDED Help provide food for families with members with mental health or developmental disabilities. The Thanksgiving food donations are needed more than ever this year for clients of the Cobb Community Services Board. The agency provides Thanksgiving baskets for more than 400 to 500 people (total, not individual baskets). Contact Mary Robeck at 770-819-9229, ext. 226 for details. 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. 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. CSB SEEKS HOLIDAY VOLUNTEERS Holiday Sponsors are needed to provide refreshments, gifts, and/or entertainment for our day centers for adults with mental health or developmental disabilities. Holiday Sponsors, groups or individuals, are needed to “adopt” individuals or families for Christmas to provide a gift. The people needing to be adopted are adults with mental health disabilities, and, in some cases, their families. For some of the clients we serve, the gifts we provide could be the only gifts they will receive. Volunteers are needed to sort and wrap gifts approximately one week before Christmas. For more information about any of these possibilities, call Mary Robeck at 770819-9229, ext. 226. Questions about these types of activities are usually answered more efficiently by phone than by e-mail, but either way of contact is fine. The e-mail address is mrobeck@cobbcsb. com. 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, 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 1. Ad copy should also be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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ATKINS CROWNED MISS WHITEFIELD
Whitefield senior Anna Kate Atkins of Marietta. was crowned Miss Whitefield at the school’s homecoming celebration Sept 17. Atkins, a member of the Varsity Soccer Team, National Honor Society, and National Art Honor Society, was crowned by Headmaster Dr. John Lindsell and last year’s Miss Whitefield, Anna Panu of Smyrna. Atkins was one of five girls representing the senior class. Other senior representatives included: Hannah Rae Faulk of Atlanta, Tyler Harrison of Buckhead, Sophie Lee of Smyrna, and Fantasia Remonvil of Riverdale. The representatives from other Upper School classes were: Freshmen Sydney Burke and Kate MacPhail, both of Mableton; sophomores Alice Fugate of Vinings, Frances Hamilton of Vinings, and Kerry Anna LeMasters of Atlanta; and juniors Avery Evans of Smyrna, Caitlin Hesse of Mableton, Mary Claire McClellan of Atlanta, and Kayla Reeder of Mableton. The WolfPack Varsity Football team defeated the Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy (SACA) Warriors during the homecoming game, 22-0.
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The Bright Side
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THE BRIGHT SIDE
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