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The 80th Annual Superior Plumbing North Georgia State Fair will take place Thursday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Sept. 30, at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta. Attracting nearly 300,000 people from throughout metro Atlanta, North Georgia and surrounding states, the North Georgia State Fair is the largest fair in metro Atlanta and the second largest in Georgia. Visitors can expect to be thrilled by some of their favorite action-packed, family shows and entertainment. New live shows include Horse, Horses, Horses, Atlanta Puppets with Peter Hart and Al the Artist. Back again this year: Kachunga and the Alligator Show, Keith King Bike Stunt Show, Oscar the Robot, Brian Ruth the Master of the Chainsaw, Wit Carson’s Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, and the Local

Entertainment Stage. Back again this year: Kachunga and the Alligator Show, Keith King Bike Stunt Show, Oscar the Robot, Brian Ruth the Master of the Chainsaw, Wit Carson’s Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, and the Local Entertainment Stage. New Live shows that are free with Continued on Page 11

Taste of Smyrna “Festival of DelecThe anticipated attendance, weather table” is coming to satisfy palates, quench permitting, is expected to be over 20,000 your thirst, fulfill your need for music & people. The Smyrna Education Foundaentertainment and please the kids, all in one tion will be handling and benefit from day. Participants will be able to sample all water and soft drink sales. Plan to sample Smyrna restaurants have to offer on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on the beautiful Village Green and Market Village in downtown Smyrna. Admission is FREE and samples may be purchased from $1 up to $4. More than 25 restaurants are expected, including Atkins Park, Marlow’s Tavern, The Melting Pot, Sweet Tomatoes, Williamson Bros. BBQ, Bruster’s Ice Cream & Nathan’s Hot Dogs and more to tempt your taste buds and fill your senses. There will be acoustic music from Scott Thompson entertaining The crowd enjoys selections at the Taste of Smyrna. patrons from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. adjacent to the Veteran’s Memorial, and then all Smyrna’s finest restaurants, visit the Jon Byrd will continue the music in front beer garden and wine tasting, and listen to of City Hall from 3 – 7 p.m. The evening music all day long all on the beautiful Vilwill be topped off with a live concert from lage Green and Market Village award win7-9 p.m. ning properties. There will be an enormous Kids Zone Fireworks, rescheduled from August’s with interactive inflatables featuring the Birthday celebration that was cancelled 33’ Shark Slide, Euro Bungee Quad Jump, due to thunderstorms, will follow the Taste 24’ Rockwall, 120’ Roller Coaster Obstaof Smyrna event after dark. cle Course, and much more.

TAYLOR-BRAWNER HOUSE HISTORIAN PUBLISHES ‘A SIMPLER TIME’

The Taylor-Brawner House Foundation has published ‘A Simpler Time,’ a book containing the history of the house on Atlanta Road and the two families who built it and lived in it. The book chronicles the true stories of the Taylor and Brawner families as they move from rural Virginia and Georgia, to become respected community leaders in Atlanta and Smyrna. Mike Terry, a fourth generation Smyrna resident, found himself looking for something more to do once he retired. He joined the Smyrna Golden K Kiwanis, he was appointed to the city planning and zoning commission and later got involved with the restoration of the Taylor Brawner house. “I love history, and like to write, so I became a historian,” Terry said. With input from numerous Taylor and Brawner family members and with the help of a talented genealogist, Terry has compiled and blended many captivating stories and never-seen-before photos and historical documents into an engaging story of life in an era that many people consider a simpler time. If you appreciate history, especially local history, you will enjoy this book, and best of all, the proceeds benefit the Taylor-Brawner House foundation as they continue to help maintain Smyrna’s historic house. For those that prefer, the Foundation is hosting a book signing at the TaylorBrawner House on Sunday September 9 from 1 to 5 p.m.; the house is located on

Atlanta Road in front of Brawner Hall. You can also order your copy by contacting Mike direct at 770438-6182, or send your request and a check made payable to The TBHF, in the amount of $25 plus $4 for postage, to TBHF, 3480 Pinetree Drive, Smyrna, GA 30080. In the spring of 2005 the non-profit Taylor-Brawner House Foundation began what would be a 4½ year restoration of the 1890 historic home, and almost immediately people began to come forward with information, old photos, and artifacts related to the project. Pete Wood, Lillie Wood and Mike Terry look at the “At the end of the year we new book “A Simpler Time” as well as photos and turned the keys of the house back artifacts from the Taylor and Brawner families. Brawner house board and started tracing over to the city. But we had all the Taylor line. these stories and clippings. Someone said After tracking down relatives, and I think we need to write a book.” After an winning their confidence, Terry said that additional two years of research, the book “people started sending us stuff.” Such as is on sale. the 115-year-old christening gown of the Since the Brawner family still lives in Taylor grandchild photos, stories and other Marietta, their stories were easy to find, but memorabilia. little was known about the Taylor family. At a celebration June 28 of the house’s The history took us back to the town of placement on the national register of hisSeven Mile Ford in Smith County, Virginia, toric places, the board invited family memwhere the two Taylor brothers were born. bers to attend. “They were cousins, but had In his work with the city re-zoning comnever met,” Terry said. mission Terry met a man connected to the “The board has lots of photos from Sons of Confederacy, who directed him to the both families,” he said, many of which are genealogy officer since both Taylor brothers in the book and others, are on display at fought in the War between the States. the house. “From there we can trace the Taylor’s,” Proceeds from book sales will go to Terry said. A Smyrna genealogy-hobbythe Taylor Brawner House preservation. ist, Claire Eisenhower, was on the Taylor


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Comments By Cathy HAPEVILLE: HOMETOWN OF JEFF FOXWORTHY, CHICK-FIL-A, AND ME! By Cathy Shattles Lipsett Editor/Publisher When I was growing up the name of my town was often mis-heard by strangers. Did you say hateville, they would ask? No, it’s Hapeville, named after the Hape family. It was, and still is, a friendly small town tucked up against the Atlanta city limits It was a mostly middle-class community, with our parents working at the airlines, which were just becoming a big industry, at the local Ford assembly plant, and at small businesses or larger businesses in the city (Atlanta). We had three elementary schools and one high school. Middle schools had not been invented yet. We went to our elementary school from grades one through seven and then transitioned into the high school. Our town wasn’t a perfect place to live; but it was a great place to call home. Church was a big part of our lives; we had a tiny branch of the Atlanta library; a town swimming pool; parks, and a recreation center. We received a solid education; we learned manners and morals and citizenship. We played outside without fear; and ate dinner as a family. In the Hapeville of my youth we enjoyed a sense of community; of belonging; of knowing personally our classmates and our neighbors. Comedian Jeff Foxworthy wasn’t in my class; he is a bit younger. Recently, however, while my Hapeville classmate and friend Kathy Bradford Garrett was visiting me, we went to the Six Flags for its 40th Anniversary. Jeff Foxworthy was on stage for this special celebration. Kathy and I had our picture taken with him after the show and told him we, too, were graduates of HHS. He was very down-to-earth and seemed to appreciate meeting fellow Hapeville grads. I must give a disclaimer as I refer to Foxworthy and Hapeville. He has become a success defining being a redneck. I know he couldn’t have learned this from his classmates or neighbors at HHS. For an upcoming class reunion, our other local celebrity plays a role. We will dine on Chick-fil-A. The Dwarf House is one of those places of which every Hapeville person has special memories. If you have to ask, “what is the Dwarf House” you didn’t grow up in Hapeville. It was at this small eatery that Truett Cathy created his now famous Chick-fil-A recipe. Back then, the Dwarf House was just a wonder-

ful family-owned gathering place with good food and friendly people. It’s the place we have to return to whenever we are anywhere near the Southside of town. Hapeville, in many ways, is no longer the same community of my youth. The high school has become an elementary school; and the high school is now a consolidated one in a neighboring town; Eastern Air Lines, where my father worked, is no longer in existence; and the airport has moved to Clayton County. The Ford Plant has closed and there are rumors that the land will become a planned development. Few of my classmates still live in the town anymore; many have moved to Fayette County or Henry or, like me, to Cobb. We are spread out throughout the country; but wherever we go, whatever we become as adults, we are all the better from growing up in a small town called Hapeville.

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PAWS FOUNDATION FUNDS SCIENCE TEACHER

As schools throughout the state continue to face budget cuts and staff reductions, the Smyrna-Vinings community has come together to offer a supplemental science enrichment program to students at Teasley Elementary School. As the result of a grant from the Teasley PAWS Foundation, a charitable nonprofit organization founded in 2006 to support Teasley, the school has hired new science teacher, Corey Rudd. She brings five years of teaching experience, has a background in education with a science concentration and will teach students from kindergarten through the fifth grade to supplement the standard Georgia science curriculum. According to Mrs. Rudd, the science enrichment program will involve students experiencing science first-hand. “It will be exciting for the children to see that interaction with science does exist outside of a textbook,” added Mrs. Rudd.

Principal Leslie Mansfield said she is thrilled for all Teasley students to be able to have additional hands-on enrichment in science. “We want our students to be more globally competitive in the science arena and this enrichment program will open their eyes to all the world of science has to offer.” According to Elizabeth McRae, co-president of the Teasley PAWS Foundation, continuing funding for the science enrichment program will remain a primary goal of the Foundation. “We are hopeful that the Smyrna-Vinings community will come together and support the science enrichment program to continue making Teasley great!”

WHY ARE WE FAT?

By Dr. Derek Conte than for use as energy. By eating rice, corn, Gary S. Taubs wrote a book explaining potatoes, bread, pasta, fruit juice, soda and why we get fat and why diets always seem to the like, people are depriving their muscles fail. He describes how the commercial health and brains of the energy they need to be industry and public health officials hijacked active. the discussion and supplanted the science of This is the reason people who eat a lot obesity established in the early 1900’s with of sugars and starches continue to eat when the “calories in - calories out” mantra: “you they should feel full; because though they are must expend more calories than you fat, their bodies are literally starvconsume in order to lose weight.” ing! This is why, Taubs says, fat While at the surface “calories in – people are sedentary and eat more. calories out” seems to make sense, Not because they are lazy and glutit is far from scientifically proven. tonous, but because they are hungry In fact, the numerous studies Taubs for good nourishment. It’s not the cites actually prove the opposite. In so-called sedentary lifestyle that “Why We Get Fat”, Taubs explains causes obesity, the sedentary life is that up until WWII, German caused by malnutrition. Yes, malnuresearch was pointing to the human trition among the poor, middle-class endocrine system as the controller Dr. Derek Conte and even wealthy people in this very of how the calories we consume get used; wealthy country. either as energy for activity or stored as fat. Think of the ostricization fat people He explodes the ideas that: 1) fat people are endure, the shame and the self-loathing they gluttonous and slothful and, 2) that exercise experience due to the general belief that they along with reduced caloric intake is the best “have no self-control or character”. But, alas! way to lose weight. He points out that it is There is still hope for those of us who are overan inherent contradiction. The more we exerweight. Taubs says, that if we shift our diets to cise, the more we NEED to eat. If we don’t meats and vegetables with the occasional fruits replace the calories we burn, the body will and largely de-emphasize empty starches and automatically slow down to conserve energy. sugars, we will convert this fuel to energy He asserts that people genetically predisposed for activity and deposit much less fat in our to be lean will use more of their calories as tissues. How bad would it be to have a little fuel for activity and people predisposed to more chicken or vegetable instead of stuffing? being fat will convert more of their calories Sound like a revelation? I strongly suggest to fat storage. you pick up this book and judge for yourself. It The trick, he says, is to eat foods conmay spell new hope for many struggling with taining high-quality calories that will be the torture of obesity. Remember, it’s not your turned into energy rather than fat. The crux fault and it’s within your power to change. of the matter is the hormone Insulin which Dr. Derek Conte is a founding member is secreted by the pancreas most heavily in of Chiropractic Specialists on Concord Rd. the presence of starches and sugars. Insulin in Smyrna. For questions, call: 404-784has the property of partitioning these kinds of 6008. Visit facebook: Chiropractor | Smyrna calories overwhelmingly to fat storage rather Ga | Derek Conte Dc

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DENTIST NAMED TO ACADEMY BOARD

Carol A. Wooden, DDS, MAGD, of Smyrna, was elected to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Board of Trustees (Board) during the AGD 2012 Annual Meeting & Exhibits, held June 21 to 24, in Philadelphia. Dr. Wooden graduated from Emory University in 1982 and currently practices dentistry in Smyrna, GA. In addition to the AGD, Dr. Wooden is a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, Hinman Dental Society, Pierre Fauchard Academy, Academy of Dentistry International, and Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity.

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This September, The Wine Cellars is joining thousands of restaurants nationwide to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign by raising funds through Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry program. “During the week of Sept. 15-22 in Smyrna at The Wine Cellars, anyone will be able to provide access to 10 healthy meals, just by donating 1 dollar. Funds collected will be donated to the No Kid Hungry® campaign.” Patrons can complete a donation card at The Wine Cellars and make a cash or check donation of any amount Sept. 15 22 with a Wine Out For No Kid Hungry wine tasting event on Wednesday, Sept. 26. For more information on The Wine Cellars and this September event, visit WineCellarsOnline.com or DineOutForNoKidHungry.org. The Wine Cellars is located at 1295 W. Spring Street, Suite 100, Smyrna in the Market Village. “The Wine Cellars believes in the

importance of supporting many different causes and is deeply rooted in our community. We are known for creating events revolved around our local community and its charitable causes, and the Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign is one more great way to give back. Together with our employees, The Wine Cellars is working to improve our communities and the world around us,” says Reneé Rowe, Owner.

BIZ BRIEFS PET RESCUE GRAND OPENING SEPT. 19

Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption is has made a recent expansion into a new location at 4874 South Atlanta Road in Smyrna. To mark the expansion, the organization is planning a Grand Opening on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. “The 15,000-sq. ft. building allows us to accommodate 80 dogs and 20 cats at one time, which given our current adoption rate means more animals will be saved from euthanasia across Georgia and the surrounding states. This marks tremendous growth since 2001 when the founder, Judy Price, added an annex to her home to accommodate 20 homeless pets,” said Milena Christankova. Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption is a 501(c)3, non-profit, volunteer-based, no-kill shelter dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating dogs and cats so they can be adopted into safe and loving forever homes. For more information, please contact Milena Christankova at milena@atlantapetrescue. org or 770-401-7037.

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By Robert Meyring A good estate plan can do a lot of great What happens when you pass away? things for a family. A good plan can direct That’s not a metaphysical, philosophical or large sums of money or property for the theological question. Rather, it’s a practical upbringing, support and education of chilquery. I am really asking: “What’s going dren over decades. It can make sure that the to happen to your body, your spouse, chiltax burden on an estate will be minimized, dren, your possessions, debts, and that the handling of probate will be what happens to the sum total of all easy (or eliminated), and that large the actions that have made up your insurance monies can be divided life?” among any number of children Seriously, it’s about cremation and spouses. or burial, organ donations, the gifts The probate of an estate is a and possessions that you would legal process to appoint an execugive to your spouse or children, tor or administrator with authority the debts you would leave behind, to protect and transfer the deceand the legacy by which people dent’s assets to the people named remember you. Will you legacy be Robert Meyring in a will or trust. Probate is easier a good one? with an estate plan than without. A Will you have anything to give to more complete estate plan anticipates that loved ones or will your debts exceed your most people will suffer incapacity at some assets? Even if you have nothing and just time before death by appointing a trusted have a life insurance policy, you would person with temporary authority over legal still be leaving something behind. So if or health care decisions. that insurance policy was purchased in It’s the trusts and estates lawyer or order to “take care of the family” how wise probate attorney that can help draft your is it to have a large insurance policy and estate plan and can answer the questions then leave behind no plan for that money above. There are many shysters (someto be used? The plan I’m talking about is times lawyers) that will take your money called an estate plan. You already have one, and charge too much, draft documents that even if you do not have a will or a trust. do not work, or will make estate plan docIt’s called intestacy. It’s provided for you uments and tell you that they cannot give legal advice. Please understand that estate by the government. If your probate possessions go to the government, it’s likely planning entails life-changing documents intestacy. that direct large amounts of money and A bad estate plan can leave a person affect the future and health of your loved intestate, can give gifts to the wrong stepones. You won’t know if the documents family, and can accidentally eliminate work until someone dies or is incapacitated disability assistance or educational plans. – unless you make or review your estate A bad plan can result in debt collectors plan with a trusts and estates attorney. taking most of the estate away from survivRobert S. Meyring, is a Vinings attoring children and leaving the spouse with a ney. The Meyring Law Firm website is financial mess to clean up in probate. www.MeyringFirm.com or call 678-2174369.


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A PASSION FOR FASHION By Kristi Gaskin Accessories are a girl’s best friend this season! What you wear is not nearly as important as how you wear it. How will you take that black t-shirt or white woven in your closet and dress it up this fall? We’re going to focus on 3 major accessories this month to assist you in dressing up your favorite looks. Dig into those closets and jewelry boxes ladies, let’s have some fun! Scarves: Perhaps our favorite fall accessory is and always will be the scarf. Paired up with everything from a basic tee to an elegant dress scarves can really make your outfit. Think of your scarf as part of your personality for that day. Are you feeling edgy, feminine or fun? The use of color and pattern in your scarf selection will tell the world what kind of mood you’re in for the day! Necklaces: This is often times the easiest way to embellish a simple ensemble. The use of a long or layered necklace can really add a pop to your basic tee or tank. Remember, if your necklace is your statement piece let’s keep the earrings and bracelets understated. Too much is just that! Handbags: Your handbag selection much like a scarf can define your look for the day. Are you feeling casual, dressy or fun? A messenger bag for example is great with your jeans and leggings for a casual look for your day travels. A trip to the mall or lunch may call for something a bit smaller, more feminine. Our favorite is the clutch! Throw a clutch in your brief bag, large handbag or even in the trunk of your car so you are ready to make that evening transition when ready. We should always be ready for that unexpected happy hour ladies! For more fashion advice visit Lola Rose Boutique at 1675 Cumberland Parkway, Smyrna, in Ivy Walk.

SMYRNA TO CELEBRATE VETERANS DAY NOV. 11

The City of Smyrna will commemorate its fifth annual Veterans Day on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Brinkley Park (on Legion Street - located behind American Legion Post 160 on Concord Road). Come honor America’s finest - those who have protected us in war and in peace. As is the case each year, the ceremony will feature a highly-regarded and noted speaker from the Veteran’s community, wonderful patriotic music, and more. There is ample on-site parking and full handicapped access and seating at the ceremony. The event is free. We hope you will join us. Additional details will be released in the near future.

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Dream Kitchen This pretty home is begging for someone that appreciates handmade custom cabinetry and a pretty outdoor environment too. A swim/tennis community with active participation in a great location comes along with this pretty house. Hardwood floors, updated lighting & bath fixtures - all of it & more, can be yours here.

4371 Cooper Oaks Drive $440,000 WoW and WoW This 5br/ 5 Ba home is located on an intimate street of upscale homes. Finishes are beautiful, appointments are high end and there’s all the space you can possibly need. A full terrace level offers storage and finished area. A quick commute for airport, downtown, Buckhead and all points beyond.

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SMYRNA HOSTS OPEN HOUSE AT NEW FIRE STATION The City of Smyrna will dedicate its newest Fire Station, Station 5, at Cooper Lake Road and the East West Connector, in ceremonies Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. The public is invited. This is the first newly added numbered fire station since 1991, said Deputy Chief Roy Acree. “This station will greatly decrease response time for the Vinings Estate area. The average response time in Smyrna is three and a half minutes but was longer for this area. The new Cooper Lake Road station will take an estimated six minutes off the response time for the South West quadrant of the city.” To decorate the new station, the city is hosting a FireHouse Art Competition for all ages. There will be three winners from elementary, middle, high school, and adult levels. All submissions will be displayed at the Open House of Fire Station 5 from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 22. The rules include: Art must have a FireHouse or FireFighter theme; Elementary submissions must be printed or drawn on 8 x 10 paper; middle school, high school, and adult submissions may be up to 16 x 20 in size and use any medium; no submission with inappropriate elements will be accepted; name and contact information should be written or attached to submission. Bring the artwork to City Hall, 2800 King Street. Deadline is 5 p.m. Sept. 17. Any submission that violates the rules above will be removed from the competi-

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DOCUMENT SHREDDING SET IN SMYRNA A free Document Shredding Event will be held on September 22nd from 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the parking lot at the Aline Wolfe Adult Recreation Center. The Center is located at 884 Church Street in Smyrna, GA 30080. Shredding will be done on site and the paper will be recycled. There is a limit of 100 pounds of paper (4 file boxes) per car. Papers must be dry. We thank Iron Mountain for providing their services at no charge. This event is for paper only -no electronics, cardboard, binders, or plastic will be accepted. Call Keep Smyrna Beautiful at 770-431-2863 for more information.

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SMYRNA HOSTS TEACHER LUNCH

Mayor Max Bacon and the Smyrna City Council hosted the annual Varsity-catered lunch for teachers and staff at Campbell High School a few days before classes started. Above, Bacon raffles prizes along with Jim Duelmer, education chair of the Smyrna Business Association. The SBA provided nearly $10,000 worth of merchandise, coupons and gift cards from Smyrna merchants. Below, Bacon jokes around with Spartan’s Football Coach Harris Rainbow during lunch.

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Page 8, September 2012 (A full version of our calendar for Smyrna/ Vinings and Mableton/Austell is available on our website: www.brightsidecobb.com) SEPTEMBER 13: RETIRED EDUCATORS EVENT. Senator Chip Rogers will be the speaker at the Thursday, Sept. 13 meeting of the Cobb Marietta Retired Educators Association. The meeting will begin at 11:30 in the Freeman Poole Multipurpose Center located at 4025 South Hurt Road, Smyrna. Lunch will be provided by Mother’s Finest at a cost of $10 per person. Email Debby Overstreet at debbybob@comcast.net to make a reservation. More information about this organization can be found at www.cmrea.org. ••• 16: CAR SHOW. WHEELS 4 WELLNESS CAR SHOW Calling all Hot Rods and Cool Cars… Sunday, Sept. 16 from noon to 5 p.m. in the Emory-Adventist Hospital Parking Lot, 3949 South Cobb Drive. Spectators are FREE! For more information go to www.SmyrnaCares. org or call 770-438-5233. ••• 22: SHREDDING EVENT. Free Document Shredding in Smyrna on Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. - noon at the Wolfe Adult Recreation Center parking lot at 884 Church Street. Shredding will be done on site and recycled. Limit of 100 pounds of paper per car (four file boxes). Papers must be dry, and no electronics, cardboard, binders, or plastic will be accepted. Call Keep Smyrna Beautiful at 770-431-2863 for more information. ••• 27: VETERANS BENEFITS SEMINAR. Delmar Gardens of Smyrna is hosting a FREE Veterans Benefits Seminar on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 6 – 7 p.m. The American Association for Wartime Veterans will be providing essential information on the qualifications of the VA Benefits program. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP in advance to 770-432-4444. www.delmargardens.com ••• 29: MATHNASIUM’S NATIONAL TRIMATHLON DAY, a nationwide event on Sept. 29 at Mathnasium of Smyrna, 4600 West Village Place, Smyrna. All 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students attending public, private, or home school are invited to participate. Registration is free. Visit www.mathnasium.com/TriMathlon to register.. Registration deadline Sept. 21. First, second and third place competitors from each grade level will receive medals and prizes. ••• 29: FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL. Delmar Gardens of Smyrna is hosting a annual Family Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 1 – 3 p.m.! Gather the family and join us for this free funfilled day of food, games, rides, live music, shopping, and more! Call 770-432-4444 for more information. www.delmargardens.com OCTOBER 1: FIRST MONDAY BREAKFAST. Cobb Chamber Event. Monday, Oct. 1. Cobb Galleria Centre at 7:30 a.m. Program: Public Safety; Speaker: Chris Allen, Founder, Hunting for Heroes. Register at www.cobbchamber.org. ••• 2: PSA SCREENING. Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna offers a FREE PSA Screening on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 4 p.m. to 6. This screening is FREE but an appointment is necessary. Call 770-319-2025 to schedule your appointment time. ••• 8: VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE. Registration Deadline: Oct. 8 ••• 5: FINE ART/MEMORABILIA AUCTION Smyrna First United Methodist Church. 770436-4108. Oct. 5. If you’ve never been to a live auction, it’s are a great way to purchase great art and memorabilia. Bid on signed sports memorabilia, oil paintings, watercolors, prints -- all custom framed. There’s something for everyone’s taste and price range. And if you just want to look, that’s fine too! Proceeds benefit our church’s God’s Light Youth Choir. Support the young people in our community by enjoying a fun night out! Your $5 entry fee includes delicious homemade dessert and a drink. ••• 9: PNEUMONIA PREVENTION CLASS. Emory-Adventist Hospital offers a FREE Pneumonia Prevention Class on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. Pneumonia is the third most frequent cause of hospitalization in the United States. Get the information you need to decide if you

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need a pneumonia vaccination. This class could save your life or someone you know! Register by calling 770-319-2025. ••• 11- 13: MISTLETOE MARKET. Beat the holiday shopping rush and join the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta (JLCM) at the 22nd Annual Mistletoe Market. Cobb County Civic Center from Thursday, Oct. 11 through Saturday, October 13, featuring new weekday shopping hours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Premiere Night, held Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. Advance tickets beginning in September through any JLCM member or the JLCM online store at www.jlcm.org. Receive $1 off your ticket at the door by bringing a package of diapers to help JLCM support Cobb Diaper Day. www.jlcm.org.

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••• 13: TILLMAN BBQ. Tillman United Methodist Church will once again be cooking pork BBQ and making the homemade Brunswick stew on Saturday, Oct. 13. Mark your calendars from 8 a.m. till 3 p.m. to enjoy the sun and fun on the lawn of Tillman UMC. Come early in the morning for sausage and biscuits and stay for lunch. For more information, visit our web site at www.tillmanumc.org, or to reserve space call us at 404-532-9666. Call today. ••• 14: NICKAJACK KICKBALL CLASSIC. The Nickajack Elementary Foundation is holding its 3rd Annual Kickball Classic Tournament & Fall Festival on Oct. 14 at Rhyne Park in Smyrna. For more information on the Kickball Classic & Fall Festival, visit nesfoundation.com/event/kickball-classic-tournament/ or email kickballr@nesfoundation.com. For information on Becoming a Sponsor, email sponsors hip@nesfoundation.com. WEEKLY EVENTS AWANA® CLUBS at Vinings First Baptist Church meet on Sundays during the school year from 4-5:30 p.m. starting September 9. All children ages 3 through 6th grade are invited to participate in this fun-filled discipleship program for kids. For more information, please visit www.viningsfbc.org/awana or call the church office at 770-436-3737. ••• FARM: Farmer’s Atlanta Road Market. Each Tuesday 4:30-7 p.m. St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta Road at East-West Connector. ••• SMYRNA FRESH MARKET, running each Saturday through September from 8 a.m. until noon. The market is located in the parking lot between Smyrna First Baptist and the Market Village, 1275 Church Street SE Smyrna. ••• SMYRNA BUSINESS EXCHANGE. Every Thursday from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Smyrna Community Center. 770-795-5079. ••• SMYRNA MUSEUM: Free admission at the Smyrna Museum, 2861 Atlanta Road, Smyrna, Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4. Check Facebook at “Smyrna History Museum” for upcoming Museum events. See www.smyrnahistory. org for Museum volunteer opportunities and membership. ••• KIWANIS CLUB OF SMYRNA now meets at the Smyrna Community Center every Wednesday from 11:30-1:00. Call 770-438-6961 for more info. ••• SMYRNA GOLDEN K KIWANIS: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Wolfe Senior Center, 811 Church Street, Smyrna. ••• SMYRNA OPTIMIST: 7 a.m. Friday, American Legion Post 160, 160 Legion Drive, Smyrna. ••• SMYRNA ROTARY: noon Tuesday, Brawner Hall, Smyrna. For further information, see www.SmyrnaRotary.com ••• TOASTMASTERS: Interstate North Toastmasters at 3100 Cumberland Boulevard. We


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meet every Monday at 6:30 p.m. Visit our website: 2823.toastmastersclubs.org ••• TOASTMASTERS: T-Toasters. Paces West, 2727 Paces Ferry Rd., Bldg 1. We meet Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. and welcome visitors. Visit www.ttoasters.com to find out more. ••• VININGS ROTARY: 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Vinings Club, Overlook III, 2859 Paces Ferry Road. ••• THE GALLERIA WORLDSPAN Wings Toastmasters Club Tuesdays 12 to 1 p.m., Building 300, main conference room. ••• MONTHLY OR MORE AMERICAN LEGION, Post 160 Membership

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Meeting at 7:30 p.m. every 3rd Tuesday and serves breakfast from 8:am to 11a.m. on the 2nd Saturday of each month and 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. ••• 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 770-432-3049 or visit our website, www.atlantafreethought.org, for more about us. ••• CUMBERLAND VININGS OPTIMIST CLUB: Meeting for breakfast the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Vinings Club, 2859 Paces Ferry Road NW. We are an inclusive club dedicated to community service and welcome everyone to come as our guest to a meeting of your choice. ••• MANAGING DIABETES WITH INSULIN, 6:30 p.m. the last Monday of every month. Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna is pleased to announce that in addition to our monthly Diabetes Education Classes, we have added an adjunct class for people who take insulin. If you are knowledgeable about diabetes, but want more information about insulin or are having problems with your insulin, this would be an excellent review class for you. This free class is held the last Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria. Please call the Education Department at 770-437-6913 to register or for further questions. ••• THE JONQUIL GARDEN CLUB meets every 4th Tuesday at the library in downtown Smyrna at 10:30 a.m. ••• SMYRNA JONQUIL LIONS CLUB – Now forming! The new club meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday for lunch at noon at the Smyrna Community Center. Contact club Secretary Lisa Lawrence at 770-333-0772 for information. ••• THE MOMS CLUBS of Smyrna are nonprofit support groups for at-home mothers. Smyrna-East chapter includes zip code 30080 west of Atlanta Road and the Vinings Estates neighborhood. Please visit www.freewebs. com/momsclubofsmyrnaeast for more. The Smyrna-Northeast chapter includes zip code 30339 and zip code 30080 east of Atlanta Road. Please visit http://www.momsclubofsmyrnane. com for more. Smyrna-West chapter includes zip code 30082. Please visit www.momsclubofsmyrnawest.com for more. Smyrna/Vinings-West chapter includes zip code 30082 in the Nickajack & Russell school district. Please email momsclubofsmyrnaviningswest@yahoo. com for more information. ••• SMYRNA BUSINESS ASSOCIATON: lunch meetings the first Thursday of each month at the Smyrna Community Center, 11:45 p.m.

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FREE class. Call 770-438-5220 to register or Group To help patients and their families feel ••• for more information. more hopeful and less alone through the muSMYRNA FIRST MOPS offers fellowship ••• tual sharing of thoughts, feelings, and concerns with other mothers of all ages and stages. We RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL Self-help related to living with, and surviving cancer. welcome women from throughout the comsupport group for stress, anxiety, depression, Fourth Thursday of each month at Noon. (A munity, so you don’t have to be a member of etc. Meets every Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. light lunch is served) WellStar Cobb Hospital Smyrna First United Methodist Church to join Thomas the Apostle Church, 4300 King Springs Magnolia Room Group leader: Raymond Coffus! We typically meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays Road SE, Smyrna, in the old rectory next to the man Please call 770-732-3780 to RSVP. of each month from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at SFUMC. church. Contact Alicia Garcia at 678-665-5233 ••• For more information, check out www.smyrfor more information. 24: GRIEF RECOVERY GROUP. Emorynafirstmops.com ••• Adventist Hospital at Smyrna offers a 12 Week ••• E-mail your organization’s calendar news to Grief Recovery Group that begins on Monday, SMYRNA LIBRARY READING GROUP: news@brightsidecobb.com. Deadline for the September 24, 6-8 p.m. Contact Casey Leno at meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., OCTOBER issue is SEPTEMBER 23 with pub770-436-3162, ext. 4647, for more details and at the Smyrna Public Library, 100 Village Green lication the week of OCTOBER 3. Calendar cost associated with this class. Circle. items are accepted from civic groups, non-prof••• ••• its, schools and church organizations and run OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Meeting SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS: as space is available. Due to the increasing Every Monday at 7 p.m. Cumberland United The Gen. Leonidas Polk Camp meets on the 4th number Methodist 2375 Paces Ferry Road, Smyrna. 4, 5 & 6 listings, please keep anrades of3,calendar G in Thursday of each month in the meeting room nouncements brief. Please do NOT send calen• ti • •on Where Kids ti pe om C at the Piccadilly Restaurant, 536 Marietta Pkwy filled ts dar: announcements in flyer format. For more Funen A PARKINSON’S SUPPORTng GROUP. EmoEv h at M g in S, Marietta. We begin gathering at 6 .p.m for ee Cha information ry-Adventist Hospital at lle Smyrna offers a new te in Thr e about submitting calendar items or Compe lleng socialization and dinner followed by the meetua2re other news, contact us at 770-426-9388 or by Sq Parkinson’s Disease Support Group from – 4s Cha ic ag M e am G g in ing at 7 p.m. We are a hereditary memorial or- Thep.m. Cou to news@brightsidecobb.com. Find uponnt the last Wednesday ofW Every Month ut in e-mail orko ath join ganization and welcome all visitors. For further dated calendar items on our website at www. ental MPlease the hospitalMcafeteria. us for this info contact: Jack Williams at 404-256-4208 or brightsidecobb.com. songofjoy2@aol.com. ••• ® VININGS BUSINESS ASSOCIATION ades 3,4,5 & 6 Register online at ition Where Kids inenGr et mp Co led (VBA) meets the first Tuesday of each month fil : nts Fu A Ev th Ma g gin www.mathnasium.com/ en all for lunch at Social Vinings. Networking and ge Compete in Three Ch Magic Squares Challen speakers from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Lunch $15 for TriMathlon or at The Counting GameMath Workout Members; $20 for Non-Members and guests are Mental always welcome! (no industry restrictions). A Business After-Hours is held the 3rd Tuesday Mathnasium ® Register online at Center of each month. Address www.mathnasium.com/ ••• TriMathlon or at Number and Phone VININGS VILLAGE CIVIC CLUB meets the first Monday of each month September through June at 6:30 p.m. at various locations around Mathnasium Centerof rticipant Mathnasium Vinings. For further information, e-mail us at Address dy Bags for Each Pa oo G viningscivicclub@gmail.com or visit our new andSmyrna Phone Number 12 20 , n io 29 r at be tr is Septem Free Reg website: viningsvillagecivicclub.org. Members rsParticipant 4600 West Village inrne W al oc and Guests are welcome. L ch r Ea fo fo es gs iz Ba Place, Suite 3003 Pr Goody r fo es ion iz at Pr tr h gis as Re C ee Fr in $10,000 SUPPORT GROUPS Smyrna, GA 30080 s fo rsr Local Winns erfosr inizene ALATEEN and Al-Anon Family Groups meet National WPr ize Pr sh (770) 436-4949 $10,000 in Ca s every Monday at 8 p.m. at the Ridgeview InstiNational Winner tute in the Day Hospital. 3995 S Cobb Drive, Smyrna Microsoft is not responsible for the conduct or administration of this promotion. Xbox 360 and the Xbox Sphere logo are trademarks of the ••• Microsoft group of companies and are under license from Microsoft. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, The Star

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PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM WINS STATE AWARD

Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network has announced that the Cobb Community Services Board (CSB) Peer Support Program is the recipient of the 2012 Peer Support Program of the Year Award. The award will be presented on Aug. 23 at the 21st annual Consumer Conference at Epworth by the Sea, St. Simons Island. The Cobb CSB Peer Support Program provides structured activities that encourage socialization, recovery, wellness, selfadvocacy, and enhancement of independent living skills. The Program provides psychosocial education and practical training for clients to achieve successful life paths of their choosing. An emphasis of the Peer Support Program emphasises consumers initiating and leading the activities among

Peers with common issues and needs. Wellness activities have been an integral part of the Peer Support Program and have created a foundation of self-directed recovery. Peer activities raise awareness of the importance of physical activity, good nutrition, and preventative doctor visits. The Peer Support Program has implemented numerous wellness activities over the years including their cookbook “Healthy Eating on a Limited Budget�, their nationally-recognized blog that provides articles on wellness, healthy eating tips, and ways to engage in more physical activity. The Cobb and Douglas Community Services Boards provide mental health, developmental disabilities and addiction services to more than 11,000 residents of Cobb and Douglas Counties annually.


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NORTH GEORGIA FAIR PRESENTS CONCERT SERIES

The Georgia Lottery Concert Series for the 2012 North Georgia State Fair under the covered arena includes: • Newsboys, Building 429 & Luminate on Friday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. • Casey James on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. • Sara Evans on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. • Thompson Square on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. • Colt Ford on Friday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. • Mark Wills on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. Newsboys, with their latest single “God’s Not Dead” already hitting #1 are hotter than ever. Playing some of the most uplifting and inspirational music in a highenergy concert setting, Newsboys deliver an amazing live experience. Building 429 was 2005’s Dove Award winner for New Artist of the year. They have spent 15 weeks at the top of the charts with their latest single “Where I Belong”. Luminate is set to release their sophomore album, “Welcome to Daylight”, this summer. Their first full-length album, “Come Home”, released just last year, was nominated for a Dove Award. Casey James first appeared on the national scene with his third place finish on season 9 of American Idol. He has just released his new single “Crying On A Suitcase”. This is his follow-up to his Top 20 debut single “Let’s Don’t Call It A Night” from his self-titled debut album. Sara Evans returned in 2011 with the studio album “Stronger” which included her fifth #1 hit “A Little Bit Stronger”. Through the years Sara has produced numerous Top 40 hits as well as four other number one singles. “No Place that Far”, “Born to Fly”, “Suds in a Bucket” and “A Real Fine Place to Start”. Sara has garnered numerous accolades including Academy of Country Music’s Top Female Vocalist Artist in 2006 and the Country Music Association Video of the Year Prize for “Born to Fly”. Sara has also been named one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People”. Thompson Square is not a real place, exactly. It’s the musical territory staked out by the husband-and-wife duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson, an exciting and

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Continued from Page 1 paid admission include: Horses, Horses, Horses! – Lisa Dufresne will delight and entertain the entire family. She has taken her life-long love and passion for animals and transformed it into a stunning show of animal mastery. She is traveling with three horses and nine American miniatures. Her horses perform five acts, including a comedy show. Atlanta Puppet featuring Peter Hart - Enjoy the Atlanta Puppet show, featuring international marionettes and other puppetry styles performed by Master Puppeteer Peter Hart. Peter presents puppet programs that are superior entertainment for family audiences of all ages Al the Artist – Al the Artist travels about the fairgrounds in his brightlycolored, bicycle-powered “cartoon car” sketching patrons and drawing smiles. Regular tickets can be purchased at the gate at $7 for adults, with children 10 and under free. Ride tickets are $1 each, $20 for 22 tickets, and $50 for 55 tickets. Parking is $3.

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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: chair yoga, gentle yoga, yogalates, low impact aerobics, Latin fusion cardio, 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 arthritis aqua class. There is also water walking and lap swimming times at the pool. The following activities are planned for September: Sept. 4 - Better Breakfast Cook Off - 8:30 a.m. Sept. 5 & 19 -Writer’s Work Group - 3:00 p.m. Sept. 6 - Luncheon - 11:30 a.m. Sept. 10 - Eating Seasonably - Noon Sept. 10 & 24 - Line Dancing - 3:15 p.m. Sept. 11 - Cr-EAT-e “crafty lunch” 11:00 a.m. Sept. 12 - Prime Time Health - 11:00 a.m. Sept. 18 - Dorothy’s Travel Log 3:15 p.m. Sept. 26 - Coffee & Canvas - 2:30 p.m. And much, 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. 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, Sept. 10: Red Tails; 1 – 3 p.m. Cost: $2 / $3 Non-resident. Starring: Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Terrence Howard. The film is a fictionalized portrayal of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American United States Army Air Force (USAAF) servicemen during World War II, and is a high-flying air combat action war film inspired by the

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TILLMAN UMC SETS BBQ Tillman United Methodist Church will once again be cooking pork BBQ and making its homemade Brunswick stew on Saturday, Oct. 13. Mark your calendars from 8 a.m. till 3 p.m. to enjoy the sun and fun on the lawn of Tillman UMC. Come early in the morning for sausage and biscuits and stay for lunch. Why you really will have everything you need right here. Kids come and bring your friends for a day of exciting crafts, face painting and “The Bouncy Machine” will be here too. You’ll have a day to remember! Attention vendors bring your goods and services. Plan to reserve a booth for the event. Booths will come in two sizes this year 10x10 or 10x20. Space is limited, so hurry to sign up. For more information, visit our web site at www.tillmanumc.org, or to reserve space call 404-532-9666.

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YARD/ ESTATE SALES COMMUNITY YARD SALE Trinity United Methodist Church, 821 South Gordon Road., Austell. Community Yard Sale, Saturday, October 6 starting at 8 a.m. Call the church office at 770-948-6307 to register. Space cost $25. Vendors needed! CHURCH CONSIGNMENT SALE Children’s Consignment Sale, Fall/Winter 2012. Come visit us at Smyrna First United Methodist Church, 1315 Concord Road, Smyrna. (Intersection of Atlanta Rd. & Concord Road) Friday, September 21, 2012 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. (***NO STROLLERS PLEASE 9:30-11a.m. on Friday only***). Saturday, September 22, 9:a.m. – Noon SERVICES LITTLE BEAR TREE SERVICE Little Bear Tree Service offers complete tree removal with care and quality assured. At Little Bear we are “pruning and shaping specialists, storm damage specialists, fully insured, and provide 24 hour emergency service.” Ask about our monthly specials. Free, prompt estimates and work at competitive rates. Call 404-9759831.

VOLUNTEERS CSB SEEKS VOLUNTEERS Volunteers make a difference in the lives of our clients. The Cobb Community Services Board (CSB) needs volunteers as tutors and as assistants in various office positions including help with data entry and filing, in various program sites in Marietta, Smyrna, and Lithia Springs. Volunteers should have good organizational and computer skills and willing to make a six month commitment of at least one four hour shift per week. For more information contact CSB Volunteer Coordinator Mary Robeck at 770-8199229, ext. 226. The Cobb and Douglas Community Services Boards provide mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services to more than 10,000 residents of Cobb and Douglas Counties annually. . MEALS ON WHEELS Meals on Wheels has a great need for volunteer drivers to deliver meals in the fowling areas: Austell, Smyrna, Mableton, Powder Springs, and Marietta. If you have some time to volunteer as a MOW driver, or if you belong to an organization that would like to “Adopt-A-Route,” call Shelia Perkins, Volunteer Coordinator at 770-528-5381.

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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.

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BOBBY DODD INSTITUTE Bobby Dodd Institute (BDI) provides opportunities for volunteering as an individual or a group in the Work & Progress class, conducting mock interviews, job readiness seminars and

chaperones for field trips. For more information on volunteering please contact Charlotte Margolin at volunteer@bobbydodd.org or call 678365-2279. BDI transforms the lives of people with disabilities through job training programs and employment. BDI provides a full spectrum of support and training services for clients working toward self-sufficiency, beginning with assessments and training and culminating in permanent employment. PLACING NOTES AND NOTICES ADS Holding a garage sale? Selling or renting your home, need an employee, tutoring, teaching, or in –home child care? We accept short reader ads for a fee of $25 per 45 words. Be sure to indicate in which edition you want the ad placed. The ads, with check, should be mailed or delivered to The Bright Side, 3330 Cumberland Blvd, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30339. (No copy accepted by phone) and received prior to our SEPTEMBER 23 deadline with publication the week of OCTOBER 3. Ad copy should also be e-mailed to: ads@brightsidecobb.com. Credit card payment accepted. Home-based business ads accepted only if they do not conflict with our display advertisers. Home sale ads are for homeowners only. For information, call 770-426-9388 or email to ads@brightsidecobb.com EXTRA COPIES Looking for an extra copy of The Bright Side? Copies are available each month in the Smyrna Library, the Vinings Historic Society office, the Smyrna Community Center, Chick-fil-a Cumberland Mall, South Cobb Drive Kroger and at many of our advertisers’ locations. Extra copies of our Mableton/Austell edition are available each month in the Mable House Arts Center, Mableton Pharmacy, Thomas Drugs, The Treadmill, Austell Food Store and other advertiser locations. Read the current issue on the web: www.brightsidecobb.com.

SMYRNA KIWANIS HOSTS GOLF TOURNAMENT

Please join in the fun at the Smyrna Kiwanis James Pressley 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday, September 27, at Dogwood Golf and Country Club, 4207 Flint Hill Road, Austell, Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Shotgun start 9:30 a.m. You are invited to participate in this great event which benefits Smyrna Kiwanis Youth Scholarships and Programs. Former players and sponsors of the past tournaments we hope you will join us again. Those who have not played in the last three, please join us by fielding a team, registering as a single or becoming a sponsor. VISIT tinyurl.com/ccrlx8y for information and registration. Contact: 770-436-6243. The Smyrna Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays 11:30 to 1, Smyrna Communitiy Center, come by for a meeting.

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DODGEBALL TO BENEFIT SCHOOLS IN AFRICA

In 2005 Chick-fil-A began a partnership with SCHOOLS FOR NIGER, AFRICA by hosting its first annual charity dodgeball tournament in Richmond, VA. In 2008, Jason Bilotti, Operator of the Chick-fil-A in Vinings joined in the effort, hosting their own successful sports tournament. Both tournaments have raised thousands of dollars for SFNA. Since 2011, the Chick-fil-A Charity Challenge hosts its own annual golf tournament adding to our efforts to provide a better education for children in Niger. This year Jason Bilotti is leading a team of Operators in Atlanta to host two golf tournaments and two 5K/1 Mile Fun runs, and all proceeds will go to continue the work on 3 different schools they are currently working on in Niger. The Vinings Chick-fil-A will be hosting one of these races on Sept. 29. Register at www.schoolsfornigerafrica.org or www. cfaraceseries.com. In a nation currently considered one of the poorest on Earth, government supported schooling has severely declined. This leaves many children to either go without an education or beg on the streets for money to pay for expensive private schooling. Worse yet, for those children who are able to attend elementary school, there are very few middle schools where their instruction may continue. Without the opportunity for further education, many of these children have no hope of getting jobs that may one day help raise them out of their impoverished condition. SCHOOLS FOR NIGER, AFRICA is working diligently to help provide affordable alternatives for the children and families of Niger. In Niger, Africa:

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