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CUMBERLAND CONNECTOR BUS RIDES TO BE FREE BY OPENING DAY The Cumberland Connector will be getting a new look, revamped routes and a better fare – free – by baseball’s opening day this year. District 2 Commissioner Bob Ott told the Smyrna Business Association in January that following two public hearings he

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expects changes to be made. The Red route, serving Home Depot’s headquarters, is expected to be terminated. The Green and Blue Routes, currently both from the Cumberland Transfer Station, will be revamped with the Green route clockwise serving the Windy Hill and Interstate North area and the

Blue Route serving Cumberland. They will intersect at SunTrust Park. “There are changes coming,” Ott said. “The most significant one is that it will be free.” The buses will be rebranded so that they don't look like Cobblink buses. The operat-

ing costs are covered by Hotel-Motel taxes. “It will still be operated by Cobblink, but not paid by county dollars,” he said. “These changes will be done before first pitch,” Ott said. SunTrust Park and Battery Atlanta Continued on Page 5

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SCAA Member Art Show

► The South Cobb Arts Alliance member artist show and sale runs through Feb. 26, at the Mable House Arts Center featuring community SCAA artists and their work. Admission is free. See photos of artists and their works on page 12.

Vinings Expo Set For March

► The Vinings Business Association will host its ninth annual Vinings Business Expo on March 20 from 4 -7 p.m. at the Hotel Indigo Atlanta Vinings Hotel. See story on page 4.

Celebrate Arbor Day

► Celebrate Arbor Day in Smyrna on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. Keep Smyrna Beautiful, Parks and Recreation along with the City of Smyrna Tree Board will host an Arbor Day Celebration in Cooper Lake Park. See story on page 11.

Vinings Best Place To Live

► Money magazine recently named Vinings as the "Best Place to Live in Georgia.” Learn how it earned the honor on page 9.

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Christie Lautsch, left center, joins Coach Randy McClure Sr. and the Lady Spartans basketball team fololowing a ceremony retiring her Campbell High jersey number 21.

CAMPBELL STAR AVERAGED 20 POINTS PER GAME

Campbell High School retired the jersey of Christie Lautsch, the all-time leading basketball scorer for the Lady Spartans, in a ceremony Jan. 9. Lautsch averaged 20 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks per game while at Campbell. She was named to Georgia Class 5A all-state first team and Street & Smith honorable mention All-America honors in 2003. In 2004 Christie was awarded Marietta Daily Journal Player of the year, 5A State Player of the Year, 5A All-State Teams-First Team, and Atlanta Tip-Off Club Naismith Trophy. She is the all-time leading Lady Spartan with 1,907 points, second in Campbell history to Brian Oliver. Christie’s record high game was scoring 45 points and a career total of 1,137 rebounds, and 407 blocks. According to Randy McClure Sr., Varsity Lady Spartans basketball Head Coach, Lautsch earned numerous basketball accolades in her high school and college careers. “Christie's story is a true heart string type story,” McClure said. “What everyone did not know is that before she came to high school her father had died of cancer and all

the time she was in high school her mother was battling cancer. “Her mother, Janet Lautsch, would lose her battle with Cancer just before graduation. In a truly great gesture, Principal Kehl Arnson and Florida State head Coach Sue Samurai held a private graduation ceremony at her home before she passed so that Christie's mom could see her actually graduate. “She was well aware of her condition, but was determined to see Christie, the youngest of her three children and a basketball superstar, graduate from high school. Coach Samurai also promised that she would make sure that Christie would graduate from Florida State. “I am very happy that we can honor this great young lady who certainly helped lift our program into one of the best in the state of Georgia and especially in Cobb County where the basketball has always been very competitive statewide,” he said. Lautsch lives in Smyrna and works nearby. She said the honor is “bittersweet” without her parents, but was awed by the honor. “It’s an awesome feeling to know that hard work does pay off,” she said.

VININGS VILLAGE CIVIC CLUB HOSTS FORUM BY OTT, WOLFE The Vinings Village Civic Club will host District 2 Commissioner Bob Ott and Tim Wolfe of the Vinings Community Conservation Alliance at its Feb. 12 meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Cochise River Club, 3773 Cochise Drive SE. Topics will include traffic, the reconfiguring of the intersection of Paces Mill Road and Paces Ferry Road in Vinings, and pedestrian safety. Sponsor is the Vinings Village Civic Club, celebrating 100 years of service to the community in 2019.


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By Cathy Shattles Lipsett Editor/Publisher I have to feel pity for the present generation. They got on the Facebook bandwagon to communicate electronically with each other. Then along came their parents, who saw it as a way to share the lives of their grown children and grandchildren. They had to move along to other venues, giving us token sightings of those we love. As the boomer generation, we use Facebook despite our children’s growing disenchantment. In my case, I have reconnected with friends from elementary and high school, college sorority sisters and other college friends, my besties from my childhood neighborhood, and other friends from here and from there in my past. Fortunately, my grown children still give me glimpses of their lives through Facebook. I become very excited by every granddaughter sighting. There is a posting on Facebook about a millennial’s job interview. I hope it is just a spoof with no grounding in reality, but the question lingers. Is the current generation this clueless about the business world? I sure hope not. In the posting, the young lady is applying for an IT job. Asked what social media she uses, she lists several, including Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter. When the interviewer said he was surprised she didn’t include Facebook, she broke into laughter: “that’s for old people, like my parents,” she said. Perhaps millennials would be surprised at how many of us “old people” use various means of social media, for business and for pleasure. We’re not as out of touch as the younger generation would like us to be. I found some time ago, that if I didn’t get on the texting bandwagon, I would have many fewer conversations with my children. I do still text in complete sentences with proper punctuation, however. Some habits are too ingrained to change. Since Christmas and a gift from our son, we have moved into a new technology world: that of Alexa. When taking care of the Virginia granddaughters at Thanksgiving, we were having dinner at their kitchen table. I said something like “wouldn’t it be nice if we had some Christmas music.” Suddenly one of the girls said, “Alexa, play Christmas music,” and the room was filled with a Christmas song. We had been

at their home for several days at that point and didn’t know Alexa was a part of the household. Heck, we didn’t even know what an Alexa was. So, for Christmas, Peter and his family gifted us with our own Amazon Echo, known as Alexa. Soon after Christmas, we were visited by our Charlotte granddaughters. They took to our Alexa right away. Three-yearold Caroline’s favorite was “Alexa, play the Chicken Dance” to which Alexa replied, “playing the Chicken Dance by Dora the Explorer.” Both Caroline and Addie had fun dancing to this energetic tune. We have put her to more practical purposes such as “Alexa, play Jeopardy.” We then have a short competition of five of the day’s categories. Or, we say “Alexa play the news” or “what is the time or the temperature?” She is especially good at playing the tunes we request. I think we’re actually boring our Alexa but if we tell her “good night,” she still tells us “nighty night.”

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COMPARING CHIROPRACTORS, MEDICAL DOCTORS By Dr. Derek Conte or more diagnosis in school, MD’s continue A question comes up every once in a diagnostics during their 3-year hospital reswhile regarding the educational differences idency after school. A surgery would add between chiropractors (DC’s) and medical more years to that. DC’s complete their clindoctors (MD’s) in terms of basic training, ical training while in school. classroom hours and board testing to gain Following professional school, DC’s licensure after graduation. The take a four-part national board answer may surprise some. In both exam (NBCE’s) over 2 years and cases it is a long academic road state boards to become licensed, requiring four years of college, prewhile MD’s take the COMLEX med classes (biology, chemistry, or USMLE to become licensed. organic chemistry and physics), folBeyond that, board certifications in lowed by four years of professional specialties for DC’s and MD’s are chiropractic or medical schooling. also possible. This amounts to many thousands of So, why the big differences in classroom, laboratory and clinical Dr. Derek Conte educational focus? The answer is hours, not to mention study time. in the philosophical differences of One may successfully graduate from the two. MD’s operate on the idea that if the chiropractic or medical school and rightfully body is lacking something chemically, it will be called “doctor,” but unless that doctor help the patient to provide it for them exogpasses all national board exams successfully enously, through medication. Some of these they cannot practice their arts on the public medications extend and save lives. MD’s in the USA. are authorized to prescribe drugs. DC’s are The basic education of DC’s and MD’s not. Additionally, MD’s perform emergency is virtually the same in terms of classroom and planned surgery. Many MD’s become hours and subjects, but varies significantly specialists who care for specific areas of the in the amount of hours dedicated to the varbody and their pathologies. ious subjects within the separate educations: While Chiropractors understand pathoDegree Requirements -- “These basic logical processes and can recognize disease, educational requirements for graduates of they do not “treat” disease per se. They both chiropractic and medical schools show operate on the holistic idea that the body can that although each has its own specialties, heal itself; that all the necessary chemicals the hours of classroom instruction are about are already inside the body waiting to be the same. The class hours for basic science released by correction of nerve dysfunction. comparisons were compiled and averaged This is why DC’s do specific adjustments to following a review of curricula of 18 chithe spine, correlating organic and somatic ropractic colleges and 22 medical schools,” problems with the associated spinal region according to The Grisanti Report. or vertebra. They advocate a healthy lifeMinimum Required Hours according style to make the body better able to resist to The Grisanti Report: illness and disease in the first place. Of Anatomy/Embryology: 456 hours at course, MD’s understand well the imporChiropractic College, vs. 215 at Medical tance of a healthy lifestyle! While this may School. be an oversimplification, these are the essenPsychology: 243 vs. 174 tial differences. Pathology: 296 vs. 507 DC’s regularly refer patients to MD’s Chemistry/Biochemistry: 161 vs. 100 who specialize in internal medicine, to Microbiology: 145 and 145 orthopedists, and to neurologists for further Diagnosis: 408 vs. 113 evaluation and care, if needed. Likewise, Neurology: 149 vs. 171 these same MD’s will refer to a good DC Psychology/Psychiatry: 56 vs. 323 if they feel surgical or other intervention Obstetrics & Gynecology: 66 vs. 284 is not required. I am happy to say this trust X-ray: 271 vs. 13 between MD’s and DC’s is growing rapidly Orthopedics: 168 vs. 2 to the benefit of all communities. Despite The weighting of the charts reflect the our differences in methods, we serve the different focus of the disciplines. DC’s focus same overall objective: to help the public. on anatomy, physiology, neurology, orthoDr. Derek Conte is co-founder of Chipedics, biomechanics and radiology, while ropractic Specialists at 1154 Concord Road MD’s focus on pathology, chemistry, obstetin Smyrna. For questions, call: 404-784rics, gynecology, psychiatry/psychology 6008. For more articles, FAQ’s, photos and surgery. Though DC’s receive as much and info, visit: drderekconte.com

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Brooke Stevens, of Girl Scout in Troop 10451, is working on her Gold Award Project, which is equivalent to the Eagle Scout Award for Boy Scouts. For her project, “Unifying Atlanta,” she has created a student club at Westminster that partners with organizations around Atlanta to aid children who have intellectual disabilities. The club is called Play Unified and it is based on a program developed by the Special Olympics to match kids that donate their time to play sports or other activities with kids that have special needs in the community. She came up with this project idea because her cousin was born in 2015 with Down Syndrome. The club meets on a monthly basis and has built portable bocce courts for the Atlanta Public Schools. The club does joint activities with Special Olympics basketball practices, soccer practices and the club has taught science classes. In addition to starting the club, she was able to get funding for her project from the Westminster Glenn Institute for Philanthropy and Service Learning, which supports community-based programs at her school. Miss Stevens is a sophomore at Westminster and is the daughter of Jon and Susan Stevens of Vinings.

VININGS' 9TH BUSINESS EXPO IS MARCH 20

The Vinings Business Association will host its ninth annual Vinings Business Expo on March 20 from 4 -7 p.m. at the Hotel Indigo Atlanta Vinings Hotel, 2857 Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. Admission and parking are free and the event is open to the public. More than 30 exhibitors will be featured with information on Vinings-area businesses, restaurants and events. There will also be free food samples, door prizes, drawings and giveaways, including restaurant gift certificates and a cash bar. Association chair Glenn Christian said he expects 600 people or more to attend this year’s event. “The Vinings Expo is in its ninth year and is an opportunity for Vinings area businesses and restaurants to showcase their products and services to a different audience they may have not had access to,” Christian said. “The Expo draws people from all over Cobb and the north side of Atlanta.” Exhibit tables are available for $125 VBA member and $195 nonmember and include a covered exhibit table and chair per exhibitor. All tables can be reserve and paid online, www.viningsbusiness.com until a sellout. Information: (678) 725-0099, email glenn@viningsbusiness.com or visit www. viningsbusiness.com.


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AMELIA EARHART 'FOUND' AT SMYRNA ELEMENTARY The search for the famed Amelia Earhart is over. Clad in her traditional leather boots and black goggles, Earhart was recently discovered inside Smyrna Elementary School where she was educating students and parents about her historical role as a boundary-breaking female aviator. As visitors tour the student-built Amelia Earhart Museum on Dec. 18, Smyrna Elementary School first grader Anna dressed up as Amelia Earhart and recounted historical facts about the famed aviator. Although standing significantly shorter than records indicate, Earhart welcomed school visitors to the Amelia Earhart museum. Smyrna Elementary students designed the museum inside their classroom as a way to pay tribute to the aviator and her accomplishments. The museum also highlighted what the students have learned over the past few months.

BOB OTT Continued from Page 1 should bring in more money for the county in 2018 than the cost of stadium operations. That was the bottom line of a new analysis unveiled by Ott during a Board of Commissioners Work Session in January. Ott said money generated from the ballpark and development in 2017 came in only $27,210 short of "breaking even" for the county. "We originally thought it would take several years for the revenue to exceed the burden on taxpayers," Ott said. "Now it appears certain that will happen in Year 2." Ott says income from the Cumberland Special Service District property tax and hotel/motel fees exceeded expectations.

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In actuality, the person behind the black aviator goggles wasn’t Earhart. It was first grader Anna, who imagines herself to be a little like the real Amelia Earhart. “[Amelia] was not afraid to be like a boy,” explained Anna, wearing the goggles pushed up on the brown aviator hat atop her head. “She knew women could do anything. I think she inspired a lot of people who were too shy to do what they believed in. I think she spoke for a lot of people who couldn’t speak for themselves.” “[Amelia Earhart] was really special because she said women could do anything,” echoed first grader Ian. As visitors tour the student-built Amelia Earhart Museum, a Smyrna Elementary School student explains the flight paths of the famed aviator.

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FEBRUARY NOW - FEBRUARY 26: MEMBER ARTIST SHOW & SALE Mable House Art Center through Feb. 26. Open to the public. www.southcobbarts.org ••• 12: BOB OTT SPEAKS. Commissioner Bob Ott and Tim Wolfe of the Vinings Community Conservation Alliance will speak at 6:30 pm, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at the Cochise River Club, 3773 Cochise Drive, Vinings. Topics will include traffic, the reconfiguring of the intersection of Paces Mill and Paces Ferry Roads in Vinings, and pedestrian safety. Sponsor is the Vinings Village Civic Club, celebrating 100 years of service to the community in 2019. For more information, blimardo@hotmail.com. ••• 22: ADVANCE CARE PLANNING (Living Wills and Other Advance Directives), WellStar Vinings Health Park, Feb. 20 from 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Learn the importance of reflecting on, thinking about, and documenting your wishes for medical care if you are not able to speak for yourself. Each participant will receive an information folder with a copy of the legal document for the state of Georgia. Discussion will be focused around choosing a Healthcare Agent, having a conversation about your wishes with your family, and how to document your wishes in the legal document. Registration is required, please call 770-956-STAR(7827). ••• 22: CPR OVERVIEW. WellStar Vinings Health Park, Feb. 22 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. This basic class utilizes American Heart Association curriculum and is designed to give an overview of CPR. This course is for people who do not need a course completion card for job or other requirements or for community groups, new parents, grandparents, caregivers, students and others interested in learning how to save a life. Registration is required. Cost is $25. For more information or to register, please call 770-956-STAR(7827). ••• 24: DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE. Smyrna hosts a Daddy Daughter Dance, a special night for daughters and their dads on Feb. 24 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Brawner Hall. This will be a night that your daughter will always cherish. There will be a DJ, crafts, photo booth, snacks and much more. Register at smyrnacity.gov ••• 24: ZION SMALL BUSINESS EXPO, Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church (New Fellowship Hall), 165 Lemon Street, Marietta. Free. The show includes small business exhibitors, food, entertainment, local celebrity appearances. ••• 27: JONQUIL GARDEN CLUB. Now is the perfect time to learn how to create beautiful floral arrangements for your home. Kristin King, designer at Floral Creations Florist, will give a colorful and delightful presentation at Jonquil Garden Club's Feb. 27 meeting, 10:30 a.m., at Smyrna Library where she will demonstrate basic techniques in creative floral design. Jonquil Garden Club meets the 4th Tuesday of each month, at 10:30 a.m. in the conference room of Smyrna Library to discuss gardening interests and gardening projects with the community. For more information, contact Shirley Priest at 770433-3248 or visit our award-winning website at www.jonquilgardenclub.org. Named a Club of Excellence, Jonquil Garden Club and its members have won both local and state awards for horticulture, conservation efforts, and community service. ••• 27: TRUST ACCOUNTS. Navigating the Legal Waters of Healthy Aging: Trusts WellStar Vinings Health Park Feb. 27 from 6-8 p.m. Cost is $10 ($9 for Good Life Club Members). Join the Good Life Club and Cindy Nelson, an elder care attorney who specializes in legal situations unique to aging, for a presentation on the importance of trusts, what they are used for and how to plan and manage them. Dinner is included in the cost of the program. Registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 770956-STAR(7827). ••• 27: HIGH SCHOOL TOUR. Campbell High School will host a tour of the school for interested individuals on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. Begin the tour by meeting in the Wills Lobby. It will be a great opportunity to see all that Campbell High School has to offer.

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MARCH 1: SBA. SMYRNA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, Community Center, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. “Economic Update” with Roger Tutterow, Ph.D, professor and Director of the Econometric Center at Kennesaw State University. For reservations: www.smyrnabusiness.org ••• 6: VBA. Vinings Business Association meets the first Tuesday of each month for lunch: Networking and speakers from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Pkwy, 17th Floor, Vinings. 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Speaker TBA, A Business After-Hours is held the 3rd Tuesday of each month. www.viningsbusiness.com. 678-7250099. • • • Smyrna-

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– rain or shine- 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the Historic Marietta Square. For info, visit www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net. MONTHLY OR MORE AMERICAN LEGION, Post 160. Membership Meeting at 7:30 p.m. every 3rd Tuesday. The AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, Unit 160 Membership Meeting at 7:30 p.m. every 3rd Tuesday each month. SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION, Squadron 160 meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday each month. All of these meetings are at 160 Legion Drive, Smyrna. For more information, access AmericanLegionPost160.org or call 770-436-2501. •••

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ww.brightsidecobb.com ATLANTA FREETHOUGHT, Regular Meeting at 1 p.m. every 2nd Sunday. 4775 N. Church Lane, Smyrna (a mile inside I-285, just off Atlanta Rd). Our historic building was a church in Smyrna/Vinings for 141 years. We're a nonprofit educational organization and meetings/ programs are free and open to the public. Call 678-662-3857 or visit our website, www.atlantafreethought.org, for more about us. ••• 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.cmrea.org. ••• COBB COUNTY MOCHA MOMS offers support to mothers of color. Mocha Moms, Inc. is the premier national support group for mothers of color. Cobb County Mochas are a mixture working and stay at home moms. We offer an array of opportunities to connect with other moms through Mom's Night Out, Sister Circles, playdates for kids, couples’ nights, single moms support, family community service projects and MORE. For questions about our chapter or if you are interested in joining, please email us at cobbcountymochamoms@gmail.com ••• LIBERTARIAN PARTY of Cobb County will host its 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 494-3682865. ••• MOMS CLUB of Smyrna West: For stay-athome or part-time working moms, we have added to the elementary school districts served in the Smyrna area: in 30080 and 30082 zip codes and any of the four following school districts: Smyrna Elementary, Norton Park, King Springs, and Nickajack. We offer morning and afternoon weekly play groups and activities. For questions about our club or are interested in becoming a member, please contact us directly at momsclubofsmyrnawest@yahoo.com. ••• FIRST MOPS offers fellowship with other mothers of children age birth to Kindergarten. We welcome women from throughout the community, so you don't have to be a member of Smyrna First United Methodist Church to join, although we do currently have a waiting list if you need a space in the nursery during our meetings. For more info, visit www.smyrnafirstmops.com. ••• 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 JONQUIL LIONS CLUB welcomes guests and prospective members. As a part of the world's largest service organization simply stated: We serve. Check us out and join as we strive to make our community a better place. The club meets at the Smyrna Community Center the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m. and the 4th Tuesday at noon. ••• SMYRNA LIBRARY READING GROUP:

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meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., at the Smyrna Public Library, 100 Village Green Circle. ••• 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 to meet women in the area, please come join us. Contact Phyllis Whittingham at pwhittingham@ comcast.net. ••• 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 songofjoy2@aol.com. ••• VININGS VILLAGE CIVIC CLUB meets the first Monday of each month September through June at 6:30 p.m. at various locations around Vinings. For further information, e-mail us at viningscivicclub@gmail.com or visit our new website: viningsvillagecivicclub.org. Members and Guests are welcome. 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. www.ridgeviewinstitute.com/hosp_info_calendar_supp.htm ••• 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. ••• DIABETES SUPPORT. WELLSTAR HEALTH SYSTEM will hold monthly free diabetes support groups in the following locations: Smyrna Primary Care, 562 Concord Rd, Smyrna 1 – 2 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of each month except December. No registration is required. ••• 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: carlcproctor@aol.com 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. ••• E-mail your organization’s calendar news to news@brightsidecobb.com. Deadline for MARCH issue is FEBRUARY 23 with publication the week of MARCH 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 news@brightsidecobb.com. Find updated calendar items on our website at www.brightsidecobb. com.

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OMNI HOTEL OPENS AT THE BATTERY Jim Caldwell, left, chairman of Omni Hotels, Ramon Reyes, general manager, and Terry McGuirk, Braves chairman, cut the ribbon to open the new Omni Hotel at the Battery. The hotel features 264 guest rooms, including 28 suites. All suites on the 16th floor, including the Presidential, have private terraces. Shades of red, white and blue inspired by Braves colors accompany custom artwork throughout the hotel. Guest room numbers branded into wood paneling (reminiscent of a baseball bat) and framed antique scouting reports are a few of the details that reflect the local color. For dining, Chef Hugh Acheson brings Achie’s restaurant to the Omni. This signature restaurant offers Southern-inspired dishes with locally sourced ingredients. There’s also 582 Waterside Lounge & Bar (sitting 582 feet from home plate) a fifth-floor pool deck providing impressive views of The Battery Atlanta. The plaza level features the hotel’s Lobby Bar.

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A CHANGE WILL DO YOU GOOD

Divorce and custody battles are stressful By Heather Donahue “Change is inevitable. Change can and difficult. And these types of changes are yield great opportunities, though it may be incredibly tough. But, with change, comes tough at times navigating the change. Your growth. Opportunity. Greater accomplishreaction to the change can be more import- ments. Happiness and peace. And with time, perhaps the knowledge that, without ant than the change itself. that change—as difficult as it may Sometimes we initiate a have been—growth and progress change and sometimes, change would not have happened. comes whether we want it to or In the process, however, not. We can find the “silver lincoping with changes can be ings” or the true benefit of changes. overwhelming. Some helpful We sometimes accomplish things tips to keep you moving forward we never thought possible because through change include: an unforeseen change forced us to • learn to accept what’s hapchange ourselves, to grow. pened; I’m happy to announce my Heather • rely on and seek out help change to Donahue Law, LLC. I Donahue from family, friends, and profesremain a fierce advocate for my clients, concentrating on family law needs sionals; • carry a self-reminder (a card with an and issues. Through these changes over the past several months opening my own firm, inspirational saying or thought); • give yourself time! I’ve experienced how terrifying change can Navigate your changes with Heather be but how change can lead to bigger and at Donahue Law, LLC, at 678-915-9234 or better things. Change is central in family law matters. visit us at www.DonahueLawLLC.com.

SENIOR CENTER NEWS 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. There are daily group fitness classes. Classes offered include: cardio fusion, gentle yoga, low impact aerobics, senior pilates, sculpt and tone, senior stretch, men’s yoga, intermediate yoga, sculpt yoga, Tai Chi and 30/15/15. The Wolfe Adult Recreation Center also offers the following aquatic exercise classes: aqua tone and stretch, advanced water aerobics, low impact water aerobics, hip, knee and back class, ai chi, boot camp water aerobics and aqua zumba. There is also water walking and lap swimming times at the pool. 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 our exercise schedule it offers several, fun and unique activities for our members. Here is the February schedule: Pickleball -- Feb. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 Canasta -- Feb. 21 Come Learn How with Nancy -- Feb. 8 Mahjong -- every Thursday Mexican Train Dominoes -- Feb. 12 Mardis Gras -- Feb. 13 Hand and Foot Card Game -- Feb. 14 Cornhole -- Feb. 19 Paint with Paula -- Feb. 20

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MONEY MAGAZINE: VININGS BEST PLACE TO LIVE IN GEORGIA By Allan Lipsett Editor/Publisher What’s the best place to live in Georgia? Money Magazine says it should be someplace that pairs strong economic and educational performance with affordability, and then ticks other boxes as well: convenience, safety, a pleasant way of life. Vinings, with a population of 12,329, earned this year’s honor. “Sitting along the Chattahoochee River northwest of Atlanta, this spot pairs antebellum heritage with modern opportunity. Even the big outdoor shopping area in the center of town, Vinings Jubilee, was designed to mimic the styling of the 19th century historic homes in the area—right down to the street lanterns,” Money said. “Moody’s Analytics predicts the town will experience 7 percent job growth by 2021; the median household income, $73,103, is already $22,400 more than the median for the state. On weekends, Vinings residents can take advantage of the nearby Silver Comet Trail, a 61.5 mile-long free paved trail that reaches all the way to the Alabama state line.” Six Flags Loses A Bet In honor of the College Football National Championship between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs, Six Flags Over Georgia in Atlanta and Alabama Splash Adventure in Birmingham placed a friendly wager on the border rivalry, all-SEC Championship game. Six Flags lost the bet, as did the Bulldogs, and will pay up opening weekend, March 10 and 11. The local park will rename the Georgia Scorcher roller coaster the “Alabama Scorcher” and front gate staff members will also wear Alabama t-shirts for opening weekend. Promotions In Smyrna Smyrna Police Chief David Lee announced several promotions recently. We congratulate newly minted Sergeants Daniel Nesbit, LaTonda Harris, Louis Defense and Eric Smith, as well as new Lieutenants Brandy Forman, Chris Flowers and Michael Montgomery.

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Smyrna Fire Chief Roy Acree announced several fire department promotions as well. Eight were promoted to Engineer: Evan McBrayer, Robert Faillo, Jacob Snearly, Jay Ratliff, Ron Veal, Chad Wolfe, Scott Frankovich and Keith Moses. Six made Lieutenant: Frank Romano, Jake Bower, Kenneth Durden, Bannon Whatley, James L. Smith and Tim Grubaugh. Spring Training Time Spring training opens mid-month for the Atlanta Braves, can the regular season be far behind. The Atlanta Braves will be playing their final spring training at Champion Stadium at Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Pitchers and catchers report Tuesday, Feb. 13, and will have their first workouts Wednesday, Feb. 14. Full-squad workouts begin Monday, Feb. 19. The Braves will open a new facility in North Port, Fla., in 2019.

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The Braves unveiled Blooper, their new mascot, to fans during 2018 Chop Fest Jan. 27 at SunTrust Park. The Braves made a presentation out of it for the kids in the front row. Blooper came out of the “Character Builder 3000” machine after a scientist created it with the help of two young guests from the crowd. Blooper has some semblance to the Phillie Phanatic, one of the most recognizable mascots in sports. Though he's lacking the bells and whistles. raves center fielder Ender Inciarte got to “start” the machine to bring Blooper to life. Fans were able to meet and interact with current and former Braves players throughout the day, as well as Blooper after the presentation.

CELEBRATE ARBOR DAY IN SMYRNA FEB. 17 BY PLANTING A TREE Keep Smyrna Beautiful, Parks and Recreation along with the City of Smyrna Tree Board will host an Arbor Day Celebration Saturday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon in Cooper Lake Park located at 4201 Cooper Lake Road. Following a dedication of the trees, tree planting instruction will be provided by Joe Burgess, Senior Urban Forester. Those attending will have an opportunity to help plant a tree near the newly installed playground. Keep Smyrna Beautiful will have an information booth and will pass out redbud seedlings to those who want them as long as supplies last. The Tree Board will have a children’s activity table. Light refreshments will be served. When visiting the Community Center at 200 Village Green Circle, be sure to stop by the Keep Smyrna Beautiful display area in the foyer. Featured there will be fun tree facts, treevia, and other helpful information on trees. Be sure to take a stroll around the lake in the Native Tree Arboretum which adjoins the Community Center. Arbor Day is a celebrated in all 50 states. The most common observance on the last Friday in April; however, Georgia’s Arbor Day is celebrated on the third Friday in February to coincide the day with the best tree planting weather. This year the date is Feb. 16th but Smyrna’s Arbor Day will be celebrated on the 17th to accommodate work schedules. Call Keep Smyrna Beautiful at 770431-2863 if you are interested in attending.

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Marietta

Powder Springs Smyrna

Each edition of The Bright Side: • Reaches some 40,000 upscale, single-family homes in your market area. • Reaches homes within 5-7 miles – a 10 minute driving time or less. • Is direct mailed to homes – not thrown on the driveway or left at the convenience store. • Is also distributed at select advertiser locations, Smyrna Library, Brawner Hall, Vinings Welcome Center, Cumberland Mall, The Threadmill, Powder Springs City Hall. • Is read. People read it from cover to cover and use the Calendar page in the center to plan activities throughout a full 30 days or more. • Commit to advertising three times in a row and we’ll write a story about you and your business.

Powder Springs Austell

I-285

Vinings

Mableton Mableton

What people say about The Bright Side: “Every issue that comes out, the weekend after, we see at least a dozen new faces. They all say that they saw it in The Bright Side.” -- J.D. Smith Neighbors Feed and Seed, Smyrna “I am very happy with the Bright Side. It provides new business for me and is one of the top three ads I use. I highly recommend it. -- Greg Snyder, Little Bear Tree Service

4 Smyrna & Vinings 30080, 30082, 30339 and Vinings Estates 4 South Cobb 30082, 30126, 30106, 30127, 30168 Greater Smyrna, Mableton, Austell & Powder Springs Each Edition has a mailed circulation of 20,000+ Homes * Based on a Half page ad at $900 in combination to 40,000 homes.

Smyrna/Vinings - South Cobb 770-426-9388 news@brightsidecobb.com 3330 Cumberland Boulevard, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30339

February 2018 Smyrna/Vinings Bright Side  

The Bright Side is a monthly newspaper reaching 40,000 upscale homes in Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton, Austell and the City of Powder Springs wi...

February 2018 Smyrna/Vinings Bright Side  

The Bright Side is a monthly newspaper reaching 40,000 upscale homes in Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton, Austell and the City of Powder Springs wi...

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