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VETERANS DAY PROGRAM IN SMYRNA FEATURES SOUTH COBB CHORUS The City of Smyrna will celebrate Veterans Day, November 11, at 11 a.m. at the 20th Century Veterans Memorial, 2800 King Street, between City Hall and the Library. The ceremony is sponsored by the Smyrna Veterans Committee, Veterans Memorial Association of Smyrna, GA, Inc., American Legion Post 160, the City of Smyrna, Smyrna Rotary Club, Chick-fil-A, and JWC Real Estate.

Lt. General Steven Arnold, US Army (Ret) and Rear Admiral Robert P. Wright, US Navy (Ret) will be guest speakers. Both have spent more than 30 years in service to our country. Whitfield Academy Concert Band will provide music for the ceremony. Campbell HS JROTC Cadets will present the colors. South Cobb High School Chorus will provide a Musical Salute to Veterans.


The Silver Comet Marathon and Half Marathon will be held Oct. 28 beginning at the Mable House, Mableton. This 6th Annual Full Marathon is a Boston Marathon Qualifier. Halloween Costumes are encouraged. The route follows the Silver Comet Trail west to Hiram and back. For full race information and registration go to

Full and Half Marathons begin together at the Mable House Amphitheater at 7:45 a.m. Silver Comet Races benefit Cobb County Parks & Rec Outdoor Programming, South Cobb High School ROTC, Safety Team (Start/Kroger VolunteersParking), Campbell High School Sports, Cobb County Fire Explorers (Finish) and Police Explorers.

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Step back in time on Saturday, Oct. 14 for an event-filled day on the grounds of the Historic Mable House, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton, at the annual Storytelling Festival. Visitors can enjoy fun activities, stories, and demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Actress/ singer/ storyteller, Joanna Maddox will delight guests of all ages with songs and stories from the 1800’s. Joanna is known for her one-woman shows of historical women such as Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Bessie Coleman and Marian Anderson.

Long-time favorite storyteller, Josie Bailey, will be back with her wonderful Uncle Remus tales of Brer Rabbit and all his friends (urr..enemies). For more than two decades, Josie has been delighting audiences all over Georgia including the High Museum of Atlanta and the Wren’s Nest. Cathy Kaemmerlen, author/actress/ historical interpreter/playwright/storyteller, is known for her variety of characters, onewoman shows, and for bringing history to life for over 5,000 school and community Mableton Elementary School Principal Pamela Cain joins State School Superintenperformances. dent Richard Woods and students to celebrate the STEAM certification. Blacksmith, Wind Chapman from Dahlonega joins us for the first time this year. Also new this year is the Chore Challenge where children can experience what it was like to do chores when there was no Mableton Elementary School’s full “There is a strong academic effort electricity or modern conveniences. steam ahead approach to academics has in connection with the arts in classroom New games have been added including paid off in a big way. The school has offi- instruction,” said Woods to the crowd. “I Herding Pigs which should be entertaining cially become the third school in Georgia to applaud you for putting an emphasis on the to watch as well as participate. Other enter- be STEAM certified by the Georgia Depart- fine arts. tainment includes a petting zoo provided ment of Education. On Tuesday, State The South Cobb High School Pep Band by Animal Health Services, gold panning, School Superintendent presented the Cobb added to the festive atmosphere of the day kids’ crafts, hay rides, Mother Goose, sweet County school with its STEAM banner. by performing songs that kept the elemenpotato garden, and demonstrations. STEAM stands for Science, Technol- tary school students on the edge of their The music stage will be alive with solo- ogy, Engineering, Arts and Math. seats. ists, choral groups, and African drums. The “I want to congratulate all of you. This In addition, to the STEAM certification South Cobb Lions Club is providing BBQ has been years of work,” Cobb County presentation, State Representative Richard on both Saturday and Sunday, and the Girl School District STEM and Innovation Wilkerson surprised Mableton Innovation Scouts will offer sweets and drinks. Vege- Supervisor, Dr. Sally Creel, told the audi- Specialist, Alana Davis, with the official table plates will be sold in the Sweet Potato ence of students and teachers during a resolution recognizing her as Georgia EleHouse this year as the Kitchen House is ceremony at the school. “Your teachers, mentary Science Teacher of the Year. closed for construction. administration and staff have always been “We are exposing them to those future Bring the whole family. Admission and on the cutting edge of what’s going to be STEM careers that are going to be waiting parking are FREE. the best, most engaging way to help all of for them when they graduate high school, The Storytelling Festival is presented the boys and girls here at Mableton learn.” so the more exposure we can give them, the by South Cobb Arts Alliance in cooperation Mableton became a Cobb County School more opportunities they’re going to have with Cobb P.A.R.K.S. District STEM certified school last fall. when they get older,” said Davis.


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Talking to our son recently I was reminded of the time, when he was five, that he broke his arm. He had started soccer practice and the day of his first game he decided to stay home. As he remembers it, some of my fear of him getting hurt on the soccer field transferred to him. So he stayed home, fell inside our house and broke his arm. We were living in Camden County at the time and our doctor told us to take him to Folkston, 20 miles away, to the emergency room. He didn’t think the local hospital would be suitable. Well, as it turned out, after an x-ray, the Folkston medical people said it was a compound fracture and we should take him to Waycross, another 40 miles. Peter, with his arm propped on a pillow, was very brave, but in a lot of pain. Many hours after breaking his arm, he finally had a cast and we travelled home. A few years later we moved to Cobb County and our daughter broke her arm. It was a very serious break at the elbow, requiring immediate surgery. Not to fear, we lived near Kennestone Hospital. Within a couple of hours after breaking her arm, she had gone through surgery, in a cast and was in a room. We are fortunate here in Cobb County and the metro Atlanta area to have such high quality medical and trauma care close at hand. Peter’s broken arm was about 35 years ago, and the health care in Camden County has improved somewhat, but it is still a long ways to a trauma center. The closest to Camden I can find in my research are Savannah and Jacksonville. WellStar Kennestone is a Level Two Trauma Center and there are two level one trauma centers in Atlanta. The broken arms of my children did not require a Trauma Center but they did require good medical care. And in some parts of our state, there is not only a shortage of trauma care, but a shortage of doctors or any kind of medical center. Within a short drive, we have doctors for every ailment. Independent doctors of all specialties, WellStar doctors, Piedmont

doctors, we are well-cared for in the south end of Cobb County and in all of Cobb. This September WellStar opened its newest Health Park, this time in Vinings. It’s a first-class addition to the health care in our southern Cobb area. This adds additional health facilities to that already provided by WellStar Cobb hospital and the urgent care center at North Cooper Lake. There is urgent care, doctors’ offices for many specialties, outpatient care, and a sleep center. A few years ago, while delivering copies of our newspaper to WellStar Cobb Hospital, I fell and broke my elbow. I don’t recommend doing this, but, if I had to break a bone, doing it inside the hospital was the perfect place. In minutes I was in the emergency room being taken care of. We are truly blessed to have quality health care close at hand.

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For some families, Hearthstone answers a dire need. Graduates of the Cobb County Center for Excellence in Performing Arts (CCCEPA) at Pebblebrook High School are performing in shows on Broadway as well as in national tours and productions in London. Clockwise from top left are Ryan Bresling, Sara Jane Shales, Tyler Hayes and Billy Harrigan Tighe.


“All The World’s A Stage,” especially for graduates of the Cobb County Center for Excellence in Performing Arts (CCCEPA) at Pebblebrook High School. From “Aladdin” and “Cats” to “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “The Book of Mormon,” a dozen CCCEPA graduates are currently starring in shows on Broadway, national tours or performances across the pond in London. “I keep up with all of them regularly,” said Frank Timmerman, CCCEPA Director of Performing Arts. “We’re like family. I’ve seen them all in their shows.” In a recent Marietta Daily Journal article, Ryan Breslin credited the CCCEPA staff including Timmerman with helping him fine-tune his talent and develop skills like dancing, tumbling and singing. Breslin, who is currently performing in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” on Broadway, graduated from CCCEPA in 2007. Last year, Playbill, the monthly U.S. magazine for theatergoers, published an article about Breslin and three other CCCEPA graduates who were all cast in productions of “The Book of Mormon” at the same time. In addition to Breslin, the other CCCEPA alumni in “The Book of Mormon” productions included Jevares Myrick, class of 2003; KJ Hippensteel, class of 2002 and Billy Harrigan Tighe, class of 2003. The Playbill article attributed the actors’ successes to the help and guidance Timmerman provided when they were students at CCCEPA. “Frank Timmerman instilled in us a discipline to constantly strive for improvement,” Tighe was quoted as saying in the Playbill article. “I learned from him that being an artist or performer is never something you’re done working for. There’s always a facet of your skill set that can be honed or delved into for further growth.” Hippensteel echoed Tighe’s praise of CCCEPA and described in the Playbill article how his acting peers are “blown away” by his account of what he learned in the intense, arts-based program at Pebblebrook High School. The performers haven’t forgotten about the current CCCEPA students following their playbills. The graduates teach master classes for the students at Pebblebrook and serve as mentors for the younger versions of themselves. They also work with the students during the CCCEPA trip to New York each year. “We’re up to 62 shows on Broadway that have had CCCEPA grads in their casts,” said Timmerman. “So, it’s quite inspiring for our current students to follow

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CCCEPA Graduates in Current Stage Productions • Jennifer Geller, Class of 2013 – “Hamilton” national tour • Hope Endrenyi, Class of 2012 – “Hamilton” national tour • Cary Tedder, Class of 2006 – “A Bronx Tale” • Damian Chambers, Class of 2009 – “Aladdin” • Tyler Hanes, Class of 2000 – “Cats” • Sarah Jane Shanks, Class of 2000 – “Cats” • Ryan Breslin, Class of 2007 – “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory” • Cody Williams, Class of 2006 – “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory” • Billy Harrigan Tighe, Class of 2003 – “Finding Neverland,” national tour • Will Burton, Class of 2007 – “Hello, Dolly!” • KJ Hippensteel, Class of 2002 – “The Book of Mormon,” London • Jevares Myrick, Class of 2003 – “The Book of Mormon,” Broadway the careers of our alumni.” To learn how CCCEPA staff helps students reach for their dreams as actors on Broadway, watch this video. “As a teacher, [it’s] the greatest thing to see these kids go on and make lives that they can get up wanting to go do every day,” said Timmerman. “And to get to sit out in the audience and watch them shine on stage, it’s just the best reward I could ever ask for.” The November issue of The Bright Side will be published the week of Nov. 6, Deadline: Oct. 23

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all your favorite songs on Veteran’s Memorial grand lawn adjacent to the Fall Jonquil Food Court. Artisans are from all over the southeast and feature their own handmade crafts, paintings, clothing, furniture, jewelry and much more. The festival foods include: pizza, cotton candy, candy apples, corn dogs, hand-dipped ice cream, snow cones, polish sausage, chicken sandwiches, and BBQ. The children’s activities area will have interactive inflatable activities, sand art, costume contest and parade for the kids Saturday morning at 9 a.m. and more. The festival hours of operation are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28 and Noon – 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29. Admission is FREE. Eat delicious food, shop, check out the puppet show, play and then relax on the Veteran’s Memorial grand lawn.



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The City of Smyrna welcomes all on the weekend of Oct. 28 & 29 to the Fall Jonquil Festival held on the beautiful Village Green in downtown. The festival has a history of over 21 years and will feature over 125 hand-made arts and crafts booths, local non-profit booths, puppet shows, live music, plenty of festival foods, and all types of children’s activities. We will also have local entertainment on the stage in front of the library. Peter Hart, a crowd favorite, will be bringing his Atlanta Puppet Show to the Fall Jonquil Festival. Peter’s festival puppet show has appeal to everyone in a family audience with unique marionettes and puppet characters. Scott Thompson adds the right sounds for your listening pleasure. J. Scott Thompson, one of the founding members of Peachtree Station, will entertain you with



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FLOYD MIDDLE OPENS MUST FOOD PANTRY “Every day some of my students were coming to me and saying, ‘Ms. Folk, do you have any food that I can have; do you have any lunch money that I can borrow; do you have a snack that I can have?’ So, Academic Coach Sara Folk decided to do something to help. She stocked her filing cabinet with snacks and breakfast food and passed out lunch money to kids in need, but she wanted to do more. She wanted to help all the students in need at Floyd Middle School. Folk and other Floyd staff members joined together with MUST Ministries and the Cobb County School District to cut the ribbon on the school’s new pantry August 28. The Floyd Middle School pantry is the twenty-fifth food pantry MUST Ministries has opened inside schools in the Cobb County and Marietta City school districts. Folk along with ESOL teacher Alicia Lyles teamed up to open the food pantry at the school. The two enterprising teachers sought advice from the counselor at McCleskey Middle School, who helped launch a food pantry at that school in 2016.

Following McCleskey’s model, the Floyd teachers partnered with MUST Ministries to open the school doors to families in need. They spent the next several months raising funds, installing shelving and refrigerators, stocking the shelves and collecting applications of need from Floyd families. “I think what makes this food pantry stand out is not only is it the twenty-fifth food pantry, but it is also the eighth one that we get to open up that has client choice, meaning that rather than us choosing for our clients what type of food they want, they actually get to come in and do the shopping,” explained Dr. Ike Reighard, President and CEO of MUST Ministries. “If you have a pantry in a school where the children are attending, in all likelihood [the families] are within walking distance, and they can get [to the pantry] to get the products they need,” Dr. Reighard added. The MUST Ministries CEO also credited the school social workers for knowing which students most need the pantry as a resource.


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28- 29: JONQUIL FESTIVAL. City of Smyrna Fall Jonquil Festival on the Village Green. Oct. 28 and 29. Featuring crafts, fun, food, and entertainment. Saturday 10-6 and Sunday noon -5. ••• 31: FALL FESTIVAL: Cobb P.A.R.K.S. along with Cobb County Public Safety, Safe Kids Cobb County and Cobb County 4-H are hosting the 18th Annual Fall Festival of Fun on Tuesday, Oct. 31 at Jim Miller Park from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. This event will provide the children of Cobb County a safe alternative to the traditional Trickor-Treat in their neighborhoods. The festival will include arts and crafts, games, inflatable rides, police and fire activities, costume contests for kids and adults, coloring contests, a photo booth and other surprises. Parking, entrance to the park, games, candy and contests are free (there is a fee for concessions and inflatable rides). Come wear-

OCTOBER NOW– 12: ART EXHIBIT AND SALE: Annual fine art exhibit and sale at Smyrna’s beautiful Taylor-Brawner House; 3182 Atlanta Road-Smyrna. Nine days of exhibits and demonstrations. Over two dozen award-winning regional artists will have their jury selected original art on display, and every medium will be represented, from oil and acrylic to water color, fiber art and wood. Daily Oct. 7 to 15 noon to 5 p.m., and open to 7 p.m. on the 11 and 12. Find more details on Facebook at “Taylor-Brawner Park With Art” or call 678-637-5545. Free admission. ••• 12: HERMAN CAIN TAPING. Smyrna Business Association hosts a taping of WSB radio’s Herman Cain Show on the Village Green Oct. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. Replaces the regular SBA meeting. ••• 14: STORYTELLING FESTIVAL. Mable House. New this year is the Chore Challenge where children can experience what it was like to do chores when there was no electricity or modern conveniences. New games have been added including Herding Pigs which should be entertaining to watch as well as participate. Storytelling Festival Oct. 14, an event-filled day on the grounds of the Historic Mable House, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. Enjoy fun activities, stories, and demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ••• 17: ART COUNCIL MEETING. Nationally acclaimed artist, Marsha Hamby Savage, will be the keynote speaker for the Smyrna Arts & Cultural Council’s Annual Meeting on Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at Smyrna City Hall. Ms. Savage is celebrated for her colorful landscapes in pastel, acrylic and oil. The meeting is open to the public and it is free to attend. A small reception will follow the event. ••• 21: SPOOKTACULAR CHASE, a fundraiser 5K and 10K to support VRS, a local non-profit, dedicated to serving those who are blind or visually impaired so that they may live independently. Begins at 8 a.m. in Powder Springs, Oct. 21. Register at ••• 21: HARVESTFEST: Marietta’s 41st Annual HarvestFest on the Historic Marietta Square on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exhibits including painting, pottery, woodworking, jewelry and many other types of crafts. Admission is free, and there will be games and activities for the entire family. ••• 21: HISTORIC VININGS EVENT. “Down South At The Pace House” gala 6:30 – 10: 30 p.m. Oct 21. Benefits the VHPS. Tickets at ••• 24: JONQUIL GARDEN CLUB. Fall is the time to plant bulbs, and Mickey Gazaway, Master Gardener and long- time consultant for Pike Nurseries, will give a program entitled “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Bulbs” on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m. at the Smyrna Library during the regularly scheduled Jonquil Garden Club meeting. Jonquil Garden Club meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Come join us to learn more about gardening in the home landscape and community service opportunities. For more information, call Shirley Priest at 770-433-3248 or see our award winning website at ••• 24: OCTOBER HAUNT AFTER HOURS. The Cobb Chamber and Coalition of Cobb County Business Associations are proud to present the 7th Annual October Haunt After Hours at Six Flags Over Georgia. Tickets include food, drinks and park admission for select rides that will be open throughout the event. Join us for a night of networking and themed fun with members of 21 area chambers and local business organizations. Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 4:30 To 8 p.m. Six Flags Over Georgia. Register: ••• 27: HAUNTED HOUSE. 4th Annual Haunted House at Griffin Middle School. The best Haunted House this side of Atlanta, and the only one in Smyrna, Oct. 27. Some scary and spooktacular fun, at Griffin Middle. The event is 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. each night. For additional details, visit . This annual event is a fundraiser for the Griffin Middle School Foundation, and the school is located at 4010 King Springs Road, Smyrna. •••



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ing your Halloween costume and be sure to bring a bag to carry all of your candy! NOVEMBER 1: SOUTH COBB BUSINESS. The SCBA meets the first Wednesday of each month at 11:45 at Presbyterian Village, East-West Connector. ••• 2: SBA. Smyrna Business Association, Community Center, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2. Speaker: John Hunt of MarketNsight and president of ViaSearch with an analysis of the Atlanta real estate market. For reservations: www.smyrnabusiness. org ••• 7: VBA. Vinings Business Association meets the first Tuesday of each month for lunch: Networking and speakers from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Program: Veterans Recognition and introduction of five finalists for Vinings Business of the Year. Guests are always welcome! (no industry restrictions). Lunch Nov. 7 at the Georgian Club. A Business After-Hours is held the 3rd Tuesday of each month. 678-7250099. ••• 11: BETHANY HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Make Christmas special for those on your list with items from local vendors on Saturday, November 11, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church, 760 Hurt Rd, Smyrna. Proceeds go to support our Missions programs (Habitat for Humanity; Soldier Angel/Workdog Programs) ••• 11: ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL. Annual Hands on Christmas holiday arts and crafts festival at Smyrna First United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 11 from 10 a.m. - 2. Kids of all ages can create high quality, homemade crafts and keepsakes. (Adult supervision required for younger kids.) We will also feature our Holiday Gift Mart which is filled with local artisans’ unique crafts and gifts. For more info, visit Bring a change of clothes, because Santa Claus will be available for photos during the festival (via appointment only) with a professional photographer. At a $20 fee, proceeds benefit Smyrna First’s MOPS group. To book Santa appointments, visit ••• 12: HOLIDAY BAZAAR: International Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale featuring for sale new and gently used items for your home and holiday shopping and homemade baked goods and treats. One day only- Sunday Nov. 12 from 12:30- 4 p.m. at 4000 King Springs Smyrna. All proceeds to benefit the Atlanta Center of Self-Realization Fellowship, a nonprofit organization. ••• 16: BUSINESS EXPO. SBA Business Expo Fall 2017 Thursday Nov. 16 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Cir SE, Smyrna. It is free to attend the SBA Expo! If you’d like to showcase your business, please register to exhibit. The Smyrna Business Expo is your chance to meet over 200+ local business owners, generate business leads, close deals and enjoy great food! Join us for networking, building business relationships and meeting local entrepreneurs. WEEKLY EVENTS

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AMERICAN LEGION POST 264, 6251 Ivey Road, Mableton is offering free Group Fitness Classes every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. All are welcome. ••• 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. ••• THE LORD’S STOREHOUSE sponsored by Shaw Temple AME Zion Church provides free of charge clothing, small household items, canned goods and toiletries to needy families, individuals and shelters. We also accept donated items in gently used and clean condition. We are located at 775 Hurt Road, SW, Smyrna, and open Mon-


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day, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. For Info call Ms. Turner 678-4375685 or email: ••• KIWANIS CLUB OF GREATER SOUTH COBB meets at noon the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at O’Charley’s 4130 Austell Road, Austell. Call 770-438-6961 for more info. ••• SOUTH COBB ROTARY: noon, Thursday, Presbyterian Village, East-West Connector ••• SOUTH COBB TOASTMASTERS Tuesday at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. South Cobb Regional Library, Mableton 678-799-4425. 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 CIVITAN CLUB is a non-profit organization serving the community and with a charter to support people with disabilities. Our monthly meetings are the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. located (Treadmill Building) 5000 Austell-Powder Springs Road, Suite 105, Austell. If you have ideas for the community or interested in becoming an officer, join us! For more info visit or contact ••• COBB-MARIETTA RETIRED EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION meets the second Thursday of each month. The monthly luncheon is held at the First Methodist Church in Marietta at 11:30 a.m. For more information visit www. ••• FOOD AND CLOTHING DISTRIBUTION. St. Luke United Methodist Church, 5115 Brookwood Drive, Mableton, distributes non-perishable food items and clothing ONLY, every 3rd Tuesday, of each month from 10 a.m. to 1. .• • • 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. ••• LIBERTARIAN PARTY of Cobb County will host their Evening Social & Chapter Meeting, Event held on the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Meetings Held at Fire Station #1 at 12 Haynes St., Marietta. For more information like us on Facebook @ Libertarian Party of Cobb County or call Gretchen Mangan at 494.368.2865. ••• NEWCOMERS CLUB OF COBB COUNTY meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month 10 a.m. noon. John Knox Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta, Visitors are welcome. September through May. ••• SMYRNA STITCH-IN GROUP meets the first Monday in the class room at Hobby Lobby, 1355 East-West Connector, Austell. If you like to cross stitch, do crewel work, needlepoint, etc and want

Page 7, October 2017 to meet women in the area, please come join us. Contact Phyllis Whittingham at pwhittingham@ ••• SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS – The Gen. Leonidas Polk Camp meets on the 4th Thursday of each month (except for Nov, Dec, & Jan) in the meeting room at the Piccadilly Restaurant, 536 Marietta Pkwy S, Marietta. Our meetings include a presentation on a topic of interest regarding the 1861-1864 era. We begin gathering at 6 p.m. for socialization and dinner followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. We are a hereditary memorial organization and welcome all visitors. For further info contact: Jack Williams at 404-256-4208 or ••• SOUTH COBB HOMESCHOOLERS. Are you a homeschool parent in need of support? The South Cobb Homeschool Support group meets monthly at the South Cobb Regional Library at 805 Clay Road, Mableton. If interested in attending email us at or call 404-644-8391. Visit our website at ••• SOUTH COBB LIONS CLUB meets the 1st and 3rd Monday evenings 6:30 p.m. of each month at the South Cobb Community Center 620 Lions Club Drive, SW Mableton. Contact: South Cobb Lions Club: Phone 470-554-2128 on Facebook South Cobb Lions Club or email SUPPORT GROUPS ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLIC and Dysfunctional Families meets every Sunday at 2 p.m. at Ridgeview Institute in the Professional Building North, 3995 S. Cobb Dr., Smyrna. ••• ALATEEN and Al-Anon Family Groups meet every Monday at 8 p.m. at the Ridgeview Institute in the Day Hospital. 3995 S Cobb Drive, Smyrna ••• 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. ••• OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS now meets at Ridgeview Institute, Room 8, 3995 S Cobb Drive, Smyrna. Mondays 7 p.m. ••• SMYRNA PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP meets at 2 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month, January through November at the Aline Wolfe Adult Recreation Center at 884 Church St., Smyrna, GA Phone: 678-631-5541. The facilitator is Carl Proctor Email: Contact: 404-275-9383. Smyrna Parkinson’s Support Group Membership is free to Parkinsonians, care partners, family members, medical professionals and other people whose lives have been touched by PD. ••• RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL Self-help support group for stress, anxiety, depression, etc. Meets every Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 4300 King Springs Road SE, Smyrna, in the old rectory next to the church. Contact Alicia Garcia at 678-665-5233 for more information. ••• 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 404-354-8911 for more information or see ••• E-mail your organization’s calendar news to Deadline for OCTOBER issue is SEPTEMBER 23 with publication the week of OCTOBER 5. 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 770-426-9388 or by e-mail to Find updated calendar items on our website at www.brightsidecobb. com.


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Family, friends, neighbors, and volunteers will gather Oct. 22 at the Turner-Sewell Cemetery for lunch, a tour and presentation on fundraising plans for preservations. The Turners were a south Cobb pioneer family owning 750 acres in the mid-late 1800’s, who operated the Mayson-Turner Ferry, where current-day Veterans Memorial Hwy crosses the Chattahoochee River. The River Line Historic Area, Inc. signed the adoption papers for the cemetery in 2011 and celebrates six years of caretaking. “Relax & join Turner/Sewell family descendants in the shade of the old oak trees outside the cemetery gate on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. to celebrate our adoption milestone, local history, and cemetery plans,” said Roberta Cook, Executive Director of The River Line Historic Area. There will be light refreshments & grilled hot dogs, presentation of the Cemetery & Fundraising Plan, a Volunteer Recognition, Family Gathering, Guided Historic Cemetery Tour. Admission is free, but bring your own chair. The cemetery is located at 1490 Veterans Memorial Hwy SE, Mableton. Parking is Park at the top of the hill using the River Line Transfer Station driveway. The Cemetery is not visible from the highway. Advance RSVP to RiverLineGA@ will help organizers prepare accordingly.


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The “Taylor-Brawner Park With Art Exhibit,” will be held at Smyrna’s Taylor-Brawner House through Oct. 15. This annual event has grown to become Smyrna’s premier fine art event, and will include more than two dozen of the region’s most accomplished artists. Each year, the Park With Art event grows in popularity, and more than 1,000 people attended last year. Come to browse and enjoy or come to shop. Experience and relish the creative work of some of the region’s most gifted artists The show is open Daily Oct. 7 through 15, noon to 5 p.m. and until 7 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12.

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Notes On The News SOME SMYRNA RESIDENTS ARE WITHOUT REPRESENTATION By Allan Lipsett Editor/Publisher With two Smyrna residents running for Governor, a domino effect leaves residents of Smyrna’s Ward 3 asking who they call if they have a comment about local or state government. And it may be December before any of these seats are filled. Last month Sen. Hunter Hill (6th District) resigned his seat to run for Governor on the Republican ticket; Rep. Stacey Evans (District 42) stepped down to run for Governor on the Democrat ballot. So when Smyrna Mayor Pro Tem Teri Anulewicz, a Democrat and long-time public affairs specialist, decided to run for Evan’s seat she had to resign her Post 3 seat quickly to allow candidates to get on the ballot in time. Gov. Nathan Deal has set a special election to replace Evans and Hill for Nov. 7, the same day as other city and county races. So at least until January there’s no representation In Smyrna’s Ward 3. Eight candidates are lined up for the Senate seat (five listed as Republican and three Democrats) in the non-partisan, special election. A runoff will be held Dec. 5. Five candidates are running for the Ward 3 seat. Anulewicz timed her move well, drawing no opposition for the House seat. Rezoning Request Pulled A request to replace three older houses on Atlanta Road in Smyrna with 43 condos in the $660 to $800K range has been withdrawn by the developer. Pulte Homes and John Weiland Development faced public outrage at packed August Smyrna Planning Commission meeting. The houses, between Charter Bank and the city’s Reed House are nearly a century old but lack other historic designation. Neighborhood groups opposing the change included the Forest Hills Preservation Group based on traffic, density and loss of trees. The Braves’ Report Card The curtain has fallen on the Braves’

inaugural season at SunTrust Park and the reviews are positive on the new venue. The Braves opened their home season April 14 with a flourish of pageantry involving fireworks, former all-star players and a military flyover. Attendance was up with an increase of half a million fans attending over last year. Total attendance for 2017 was 2,505,252, according to published reports, an increase of about 24 percent from Turner Field. The concern over parking and traffic turned out to be overblown. After settling into the routine of daily game play (and because of road and lane improvements) traffic at the I-285 and Cobb Parkway actually improved over pre-game levels. “The traffic Armageddon didn’t happen,” said Commissioner Bob Ott this summer. The only real traffic problem came during a Billy Joel concert when all those attending arrived and left at the same time. Got an item for the news? Send to

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SENIOR CENTER NEWS Freeman Poole Senior Center Here’s what is happening at the C. Freeman Poole Senior Center 4025 South Hurt Road, Smyrna. Call 770-801-3400 for more information or reservations. Understanding the Changes to Medicare -- Tuesday, Oct. 10, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Free; Registration required. Are you aware of how the upcoming changes to Medicare will impact you? The most comprehensive Medicare supplement Plan F will no longer be available in 2020. Come learn about the changes that Medicare has had and how those changes will affect the different types of plans that are available. Learn what Medicare does and does not cover, and how you can control your out-of-pocket costs. Presented by Jackie Patel of Bankers Life & Casualty Company. Treat Yourself Tuesday -- 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Separate checks; Registration required, Meet at restaurant. Tuesday, Oct. 10: O’Charley’s 4130 Austell Rd. Eye Health - Aging Eyes -- Thursday, Oct. 12, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Free; Registration required. Eye Consultants of Atlanta’s ophthalmic technician, Jackie Larson, COT, CPT will discuss issues such as cataracts, macular degeneration, flashers/floaters and glaucoma. You will learn what the symptoms are, how these issues affect you, and how they can be treated and/or maintained. Around the World Show and Tell -Thursday, Oct. 19: Italy. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Free; Registration required. Italy, a European country with a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s “David” and Brunelleschi’s “Duomo”; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital. Presented by Shen Sengupta. Wind Creek Casino Wetumpka -Thursday, Nov. 16, 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Save the date and plan to travel with us! A $15 complimentary lunch is included in price; earn and get free play bonus. Fast food for breakfast and dinner; breakfast and dinner are on your own. $50 Senior Council member; $55 Non-member. Deadline: Oct. 19. Price includes motor coach transportation, lunch and tip. No refunds will be given unless the trip is cancelled. Activity Level 2. Hearing Screenings -- Monday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free. If you are having trouble with your hearing, now is your chance to get this free screening done. Erin Rellinger, audiologist with the Hearing Center at Eye Consultants of Atlanta will

be here. Walk-ins are welcomed and the screening will take less than 10 minutes per person. Bingo Bash -- Monday, Oct. 23, 1– 3 p.m. $3 /$4 Non-resident. Fundraiser with all proceeds to benefit C. Freeman Poole Senior Total Mind, Body and Soul -- Tuesday, Oct. 24. 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Free; Registration required. This presentation is designed to provide you with some simple mechanisms to cope with the stresses and adversities of daily life that can manifest into physical form. You will get tips that will help you to relax and approach each day with a more positive attitude. Presented by Terri Carter, Cobb County/UGA Extension Services. AARP Smart Driver -- Wednesday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. $15 AARP members; $20 Non-members. Wolfe Center Activities The Wolfe Adult Recreation Center and Therapy Pool, 884 Church St., Smyrna, is open to anyone 55 years of age and older. The center is open Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. In addition to the exercise schedule we offer several, fun and unique activities for our members. Here is the October schedule: Pickleball -- every Monday and Tuesday at Community Center Mahjong -- every Thursday Rummikub -- Oct. 9 Phase 10 -- Oct. 10 Color My World -- Oct. 11 Georgia National Fair Trip -- Oct. 12 Let’s Meet for Lunch -- Oct. 16 Bunco -- Oct. 16 North GA Leaf and Apple Trip -- Oct. 17 Dorothy’s Travels! - Oct. 18 Homemade Fun -- Oct. 19 Legacy Theater Trip -- Oct. 22 Cornhole -- Oct. 23 Paint with Paula -- Oct. 24 Tri-Ominoes -- Oct. 24 Boggle -- Oct. 25 Bring Your Device -- Oct. 25 Brasstown Bald Trip -- Oct. 27 Burt’s Farm and Elijay Trip -- Oct. 30 Halloween Luncheon -- Oct. 31 Giant Jenga -- Oct. 31 And so much more! For information on how to become a member of the Wolfe Adult Recreation Center and Therapy Pool or for more information on any of the activities, please contact us at (678) 631 – 5541 or stop by and take a look around.

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By Paula Sanders It’s important to talk about and document your healthcare wishes before a healthcare crisis arises. Almost half of Amy Carrier Americans sayBy they would rely on family or friends to carry out their wishes about President, WellStar Cobb Hospital end-of-life care, most Cobb have Hospinever The team at but WellStar expressed wishes. tal proudlythose wears WellStar purple, breast Five (www.agingwithdignity. cancer pinkWishes and heart health red while raisorg)money helps people express howfor they want to ing and awareness important be treated if they arefall. seriously ill and unable health causes every to speak for themselves. It addresses all Miles for Mammograms aspects of people’s needs, including: mediCobb Hospital’s Miles for Mammocal, personal, andout spiritual. grams® team emotional was decked in pink in Five Wishes lets your September. The walk was family hostedand by docnottors know:organizations East West Church for-profit • Who you wantto tohelp make health care and We Fight Bold fund mammodecisions for you youwere can’tdonated make gram vouchers. The when proceeds them. to WellStar Foundation Mammography • The kind ofThe medical you Voucher Program. goal: treatment help hundreds want or don’t want. of women in need get a mammogram. • How you want to One of comfortable our breast surgeons, you want shared people atostartling treat you. lomi •Shroff, recently fact. • What you want your loved ones to She said a higher percentage of Atlanta’s know.women die of breast cancer than in black our nation’s other cities. She learned this from from a study by the Sinai Urban Health Institute and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Some experts say a contributing factor HOLIDAY SALE is more African-American women in Atlanta Christmas at Bethany Vendor’s Show skip their annual mammogram due to Get in the Christmas Spirit and join the funfinanwhile cial reasons. shopping with over 20 local vendors for Christmas.So, Mary Kay cosmetics, Tupperware, women who can’t afford it unique aren’t jewelry pieces, homemade soaps, stained glass, getting mammograms. They’re skipping comfy beds and treats for your pets, yummy baked agoods, screening that helps catch cancer early Thirty One, Plexus, and other varieties of when more treatable. And Food access early Items it’s for gift giving or keeping. andtodrinks detection can purchase mean lifesponsored and death. available for by Bethany That’s we’re working provide Youth. Thankwhy you for supporting yourtolocal business owners.for Saturday, Dec. 6 from By 10-3:30 Bethvouchers mammograms. wearing any UMC, 760 Hurt Road,inSmyrna. pink and participating March Intersection for Mamof Hurt and we Hicks Road. 770-436-2675 mograms, can make a difference in the lives of women across our community. For SERVICES AVAILABLE voucher information, 470-732-5126. PERSONAL contact CONCIERGE Walk PERSONAL YOU’VE GOT Heart A FRIEND CONCIERGE,LLC assist When it’s timeLet to us peel off you our with pink,your we work/life balance. Delegate “to do” to us. get to wear red for heart your health! ThelistNorthWe will run errands, grocery/gift pick-up/ west Georgia Heart Walk & 5K shop, is November drop of dry cleaning and prescriptions, accompany 4you at the Marietta Square. The event benefits to doctor appointments/surgery, prepare light the American Association, meals or pick-upHeart and deliver meals, takefunding vehicle life-saving disease and helper, strokeassist research for servicing,heart be new moms best with holiday/seasonal tasks...theeducation list is endless. Please as well as community programs. contact a free you consultation I’d likeustoforinvite to wearat 404-271-4324 red, join the or email your list to us get at hospital’s team and a little exercise this year. If you’re interested, I invite you to regPOWER TV REPAIR ister to join “Team Amy Carrier” on www2. Service and Sales of LCD, LED, Plasmas, and on the top “Heart DLP. Local Click Pickup Available in Cobb Area.Walk” Hours M-Fand 4 pmthen – 8 p.m. a.m. – 4 p.m. Call, link clickSat-Sun the red 8“Register” button Text to or V mail 404-432-0138 forHeart Español 678-/ next “2017 Metro Atlanta Walk 677-4532. Northwest Georgia Heart Walk.” You can find myWANTED team when you select “Join a Team” HELP and searchCAREGIVERS under “WellStar Cobb Hospital.” NEEDED At WellStar Hospital, want our Be loved by yourCobb clients. ComfortweKeepers is seeking mature, dependable people to We’re fill open community to thrive in every way. so

unable to do so; a living will which outlines a person’s end of life wishes, including the type of medical treatment they want or don’t want. Additionally, hospice is an end-of-life care option that focuses on the patient, not the disease, and is tailored to the needs of each patient and family. It includes expert pain management by treating physical symptoms, while providing emotional and spiritual support. Hospice is about choice – giving people the ability to decide where they want to die, and to do so with dignity and comfort. Understanding your end-of-life care options is vital to preserve your quality of life at the end of life. For more information about advance directives or hospice care, call VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Atlanta Metro at (404) 843-6500, or visit

WellStar Cobb Hospital sheds its scrubs NOTES & NOTICES once in a while to wear pink, purple and red while raising money for community

causes like breast positions, caring for thecancer elderly. mammograms If you enjoy proand heart health. Pictured left to right viding companionship, preparing meals, shopping at for Mammograms in 2016: CalforMiles the elderly, we want to hear from you. Please callAndrews, 678-354-0102. lie chief operating officer with her daughter, Adelyn; Darold Etheridge, SPECIAL OFFERS vice president of finance, holding his dog, TIME SHARE AVAILABLE PeeDee; pet therapy dog, Macy; Amy Hilton Head time share available. This isand a floating Carrier, hospital president. week, every odd year, 2 bed 2 bath at Ship Yard Coral Reef walking distance to ocean. $13,900. Call 770-438-8725 and ask for Reynolds.

grateful for the opportunity to serve patients every day. And, once in a while, to get out VOLUNTEERS of our scrubs and intoGIFT someDONATIONS great t-shirts. HOLIDAY FOOD, The CobbweCommunity Services pink, Board,red, serving Because know, whether or clients with would appurple, thesemental colorshealth meandisabilities, life.

preciate food donations of small canned hams and deluxe mac and cheese or $10 grocery store cards for clients for Thanksgiving. For Christmas they could use $10 Walmart or Target gift cards and generic nice gifts such as throws, sweat suits, and hoodies. For November more informationissue or to donate The of contact coordinator Mary Robeck at 770-552-2684.

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The River Line Historic Area and Park Avenue Home Owners Association cohosted a celebration to recognize the park’s recent addition to the Cobb County Historic Register, newly replaced interpretive signs and formation of a “Friends of the Park” group. Special guests at the Sept. 23 dedication included Cobb County Board of Commissioner Chairman, Mike Boyce and Kennesaw State University’s Civil War instructor and historian, Michael Shaffer (below right), Mary-Elizabeth Ellard, VP of Georgia Battlefields, and Mary Rose Barnes representing the Oakdale Homeowners Association. Shaffer offered an escorted tour of the park following the Ribbon cutting. Complimentary refreshments were provided by LeAnn Williamson on behalf of the Park Ave HOA. Some Park Ave children residents set up a lemonade stand to raise funds for a local animal shelter. Part of the River Line Historic Area and the Chattahoochee River Line Battlefield, the site today consists of the remains of Confederate earthwork battlements including unique fortifications called Shoupades.

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