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FALL JONQUIL FESTIVAL OPENS ON SMYRNA VILLAGE GREEN SEPT. 22-23
FRENCH LEGION OF HONOR MEDALS AWARDED
World War II veterans gathered with friends and family as 17 veterans received the highest honor offered in the liberation of France, the French Legion of Honor Medal. French Consul General in Atlanta, Pascal Le Denuff made the presentation Sept. 7 at the Smyrna American Legion Post 160 building. Le Denuff spoke highly of the men receiving the medals and of the relationship between America and France. “Sixtyfive years ago they risked their lives for the freedom of France and Europe,” he said. “France and the United States share a deep historical relationship bounded together by common values of democracy and freedom that they together gave the world more than 200 years ago. I believe that France and the United States are each others closest allies.” Among those receiving the honor who are members of Post 160 are, from left, Gene Sidwell (who received his medal earlier), Vince Abercrombie, Consul General Le Denuff, Ralph Ardito, Reuben Downer, and Leon “Barney” Barnett. The Legion of Honor, established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, is a recognition of merit to commend both civilians and soldiers and cannot be awarded posthumously. It is the highest award offered for service rendered in the liberation of France in 1944 and 1945. The ceremony included the presentation of the color by the Campbell High School JROTC and a welcome by Ron Mazzola, Post 160 Commander.
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The new, SPLOST-funded Smyrna elementary school opening in August 2013 will be the first Cobb County School District facility to meet standards for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED certification promotes environmentally sound, sustainable building practices during every step of the development process. The new school, to be constructed as part of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) program
approved by Cobb County voters in 2008, will be rated on factors such as site selection, water efficiency, energy usage, materials and resources, and indoor air quality, helping to lower operating costs and minimize environmental impact. In a unique partnership, the school district will team with the Architectural Studies department of Southern Polytechnic State University for the LEED certification project. Architecture students in the program will assist with the comprehensive documentation and application process required to attain certification. The partnership will benefit SPSU students as they learn how to document and certify sustainable projects and supports the school district’s priority of operating Safe, Healthy and Innovative Learning Environments. “This project will be the first LEED certified K-12 school in Cobb County,” said Doug Shepard, the district’s Chief Administrative Officer for SPLOST. “It is our partnership with SPSU that made this possible. The idea for this partnership was actually brought to us by a parent at the first community forum for the new Smyrna school.” The new Smyrna replacement school will become a central piece of the redevelopment of the former Belmont Hills shopping center at the intersection of Windy Hill and Atlanta roads. The 18-acre site is contiguous to both the Belmont Hills redevelopment area and the back entrance of Campbell High School, and is less than one mile from the downtown Smyrna Village Green. The school is scheduled to open its doors in time for the start of the 2012-2013 school year.
The City of Smyrna’s Fall Jonquil Festival will be held Oct. 22 and 23 on the beautiful Village Green in downtown Smyrna. The Fall Jonquil Festival will showcase arts and crafts by more than 150 artists/crafters from across the country. The festival has a history of more than 20 years. The event also offers fun for the entire family to enjoy with continuous entertainment, a children’s section, and a wide selection of festival foods. There will be more than a dozen food booths, and plenty of children’s activities will be available in addition to music and dancers on the local
entertainment stage. Friends of the Smyrna Library will have its book sale during the Fall Jonquil festival, so plan to get some phenomenal deals on all types of books imaginable. Keep Smyrna Beautiful will be selling Jonquil Bulbs and promoting a cleaner Smyrna. In addition to many other worth while causes plan to get your pecans from the Smyrna Golden K Kiwanis Club and support their community programs The show will draw crowds of thousands people for the weekend. Show hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday and Noon - 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.
SMYRNA CANDIDATES FORUM SET OCT. 18 Residents will have an opportunity to meet and hear from candidates for Smyrna Mayor and Council positions at a Candidates’ Forum Oct. 18 sponsored by The Smyrna Business Association. Candidates will talk to residents and answer questions from the audience at the 7 p.m. forum at Brawner Hall, 3180 Atlanta Road, Smyrna. A reception will follow to allow candidates and voters to interact. “The Smyrna Business Association has a tradition of promoting voter education with its candidate forums,” said Government Affairs Chair Cathy Lipsett. All candidates have been invited to attend, including: Mayor Max Bacon, challenged by Alex Backry and Donna Short Woodham. Incumbent Melleny Pritchett is challenged by John Miller for the Ward 1 seat.
Alex Bretch, Judith Causey Jones and Charles “Corkey” Welch will challenge incumbent Mike McNabb for the Ward 4 post. In the Ward 2 post being vacated by Ron Newcomb, Andrea Bluestein was the sole qualifier. Two incumbents are unopposed; Teri Anulewicz in Ward 3 and Wade S. Lnenicka in Ward 6. In Ward 5 where Jimmy Smith is stepping down, Michael “Mike” Hyde, Jason Saliba and Susan Dease Wilkinson have qualified. In Ward 7 where Pete Wood is retiring, Ron Fennel, Garry Osborne, Ziad Salameh and Vic Yankouski are seeking the office. Voters will also decide on Sunday alcohol sales. Voter registration continues through Oct. 11.
RACING FOR THE KIDS AT VININGS ROTARY RUN The Rotary Club of Vinings held its annual Vinings Downhill 5K Run for the Kids race and a one mile fun run in the heart of Vinings on Sept. 10 , and set records for the winning time, the number of runners, and the amount of money raised for the Vinings Rotary Charity Fund. Backed by Presenting Sponsor Printpack Inc., and Gold Level sponsors Costco Wholesale, and the Vinings Jubilee, the Rotary Club of Vinings had over 1000 runners enjoy the downhi1l 5K race and more than 100 children ran through Vinings in the One Mile Fun Run. The Men’s Overall winner was David Saunders, 15:46, and the Women’s Overall winner was Ingrid Louw, 17:55. The Men’s Masters Overall winner was Ricardo Rodriguez, 17:20, and the Women’s Masters Overall winner was Eileen Torres, 19:45. The Men’s Grand Masters Overall winner was Walter
O’Brien, 18:58, and the Women’s Grand Masters Overall winner was Margaret Taylor, 22:00. Above, the Fun Run is off! At right, Rotarian Stephanie Hughes and Distinct Gov. Margie Kersey pass out gifts to One Mile Fun Runners Mark Laprade and Zachary Laprade.
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She is tiny, beautiful, an adorable baby. Lillian Bell Lipsett was born on September 3 and captivated us from the moment we met her. She is our second granddaughter but I can tell already that she will certainly not be second best to anyone. Just as each child is special, each grandchild has her own unique hold on our hearts. Lilly has a determined spirit that has already manifested itself. She is the first child of two first children. I expect she will be strong-willed and assertive in the kind and gentle manner of a Southern lady. We met her when she was one week old and home with her parents in Arlington, Va. It was a hot September day and her parents and grandparents thought it would be nice to try out the new pram and take Lilly for a short stroll. Lilly, at her early age, knew it was too hot for an outing. She protested for all of the Fairlington community to hear. It was a short walk with am angry baby who was soon cool and calm back inside. Her mother captured the moment perfectly for all of us when she told Lilly: “you must forgive us; we’re first time parents and we make mistakes.” They may be first time parents but they are doing an excellent job. Her parents, our son Peter and our daughter-in-law, Ann-
Bailey Lynn Lipsett, are remarkable parents already, meeting Lilly Bell’s demands with a calmness and patience. Lilly is surrounded by love from her parents and her two sets of grandparents. Her maternal grandparents, Beth and Jon Lynn, of Warrenton, VA, live Happy Family - Ann Baicloser to her ley, Peter and Lillian Bell A r l i n g t o n Lipsett home than we do and are a wonderful support for her and her parents. I see in our future many more trips to Arlington with a stop in Charlotte to visit her cousin Addie.
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THE JONQUILS ARE HERE! The 25th annual “Jonquil Gold Rush” begins the first week in October with the delivery of 25,000 jonquil bulbs to the Recycling Center. Each fall Keep Smyrna Beautiful orders the bulbs and offers them to the public. This year’s cost will be for $12 per bag of 50 bulbs. Planting instructions are included. Jonquil bulbs are great for holiday gift giving; and if you can’t use a whole bag, share them with a friend! The campaign began in 1987 as the brainchild of Mayor Max Bacon and former Keep Smyrna Beautiful Coordinator Kathie Barton to replace many of the City’s namesake flowers that had been lost to development and road construction. To date, more than 1,000,000 (one million) jonquil bulbs have been distributed. As part of the project, bulbs are donated to schools and planted on public lands. The Jonquil bulbs will be available (while supplies last) at Backyard Feed and Seed at 1565 Roswell Street (Tuesday-Saturday), the Smyrna Recycling Center at 645
Smyrna Hill Drive during operating hours, the Smyrna Museum at 2861 Atlanta Road (Tuesday-Saturday). The bulbs will also be available at the Keep Smyrna Beautiful booth during the Fall Festival on Oct. 22 and 23. Do not miss out – buy early. Show your civic pride and maintain Smyrna’s Jonquil City heritage by being part of the “Jonquil Gold Rush!”
ADOPT-A-MILE ON ROAD IN OCTOBER
Keep Smyrna Beautiful volunteers will again clean Smyrna roadways on October 15th from 8 a.m. - 12 noon. Volunteers will meet at Brawner Hall at 3180 Atlanta Road to pick up supplies. If you are interested in participating as an individual or group, please contact Virginia Davis, Assistant Director Keep Smyrna Beautiful at 678-631-5519. Advance registration is requested.
HELPING MIDDLE EAR INFECTIONS
By Dr. Derek Conte middle ear. Repeated childhood infections Earaches (Otitis). We’ve all had them. are a big problem, causing much sufferThey can be extremely painful and, if ing, including burst eardrums. The medical neglected, dangerous. There are three types treatment is usually to give pain medicaof Otitis, each affecting a different part of tion, ear drops, or if persistent, antibiotthe ear. Otitis Externa, or swimmer’s ear, is ics are administered, though most cases an infection of the outer canal - the soundresolve without them. In extreme cases, collecting part of the ear. Usually a tube is placed in the eardrum to the ear has been too moist, promotrelieve the pressure. While this ing infection due to fungi or bactemethod helps in the short term, ria. Otitis Interna is an infection of the eardrum is scarred and the hole the inner ear, the area that is condoesn’t always close when the tube cerned with our sense hearing, balfalls out after several years. ance, static position and motion. A more elegant solution is These infections can produce verto encourage the Eustachian tube tigo, nausea, deafness and, because to open up and do its intended of its proximity to the brain tissue, Dr. Derek Conte job. This can be achieved with a must be closely monitored. simple adjustment to the cartilage Otitis Media is a middle ear infection of the outer ear. Patients report less pain, affecting the chamber between the outer better balance and improved sensitivity and inner ear areas and contain the earto soft and high-frequency sounds. Here’s drum and three tiny bones which receive an example: One of my patients loves to vibrations from the outside world. At the read the paper outside on the porch every bottom of this chamber is the Eustachian morning. After her ear adjustment, Carol tube, which functions like the waste pipe said, “I can hear the birds again!” Now she of a toilet, and rids the chamber of junk and never leaves the office without reminding dirty water. If this tube becomes clogged me, “Don’t forget to check my ears!” But or too narrow to pass material to the throat, there are things you can do anytime to get the backup can cause infection and great relief. A great and simple trick that may pain. High-frequency hearing loss and even work for you is to chew some gum until the some loss of balance may also result. ears pop, and this should help them drain. Otitis Externa and Media are very Check with your chiropractor today. common among children especially because their ear canals slope downward Dr. Derek Conte is co-founder of Chitoward the eardrum, allowing moisture ropractic Specialists on Concord Rd. in and microbes to settle there or, in the case Smyrna. For questions, call: 404-784-6008 of O. Media, bacteria from the throat can or visit Facebook: Chiropractor Smyrna creep up the Eustachian tube and into the Ga | Derek Conte DC
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STORYTELLING FESTIVAL COMES TO MABLE HOUSE It’s time for the annual Storytelling Festival at the Mable House. Bring the family out on October 22 for the annual festival that is full of fun and history. There will be storytellers, crafts, a petting zoo, live music, tours of the historic house and so much more. This could become an annual tradition for your family. Bring your lunch or purchase lunch at the
festival as the South Cobb Lions present their annual BBQ. Girl Scout and Brownie troops are welcome, as well as the public. The festival hours will be from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information please call 770-819-3285. The historic Mable House is located at 5239 Floyd Road in Mableton.
3RD ANNUAL DIAPER DAY SET FOR OCT. 24 The Cobb Diaper Day Committee announced that it is holding its The Third Annual Diaper Day to collect diapers for lowincome families Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. at Glover Park on the Marietta Square. All donated diapers will be given to C.A.M.P., the Center for Family Resources, MUST Ministries, Reconnecting Families, and the YWCA of Northwest Georgia for distribution to help ease some of the burden of the hundreds of families with infants that enter their doors each month. The Cobb Diaper Day Committee, headed by Barbara Hickey, is asking the business community, concerned citizens and nonprofit organizations to collect diapers from employees, members and friends throughout the month of October. In the last two years, more than 120,000 diapers were donated to assist low-income families. Low-income families often have the daily stress of choosing between food and diapers. “Raising a family today is difficult enough without the added burden of wondering where the necessities of life will come from,” stated Ms. Hickey. “Often times it is the little things in our lives that make the big-
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5 CAMPBELL STUDENTS EARN NATIONAL MERIT Five Campbell High School students are among 63 students from 10 Cobb high schools among the 16,000 semifinalists for the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. These seniors now have an opportunity to compete for the 8,300 National Merit Scholarships that will be offered in Spring 2012. Campbell’s National Merit Scholarship semifinalists are: Marianna E. Agudelo, Suraj M. Bhat, Clara M. Daniels, Nirosha D. Perera, and Angela Shen, The number of semifinalists named in each state is in proportion to its percentage of the national total of high school graduating seniors and is based on performance on the 2011 Preliminary SAT (PSAT).
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Smyrna resident and Whitefield Academy senior, James Lovas, was recently named a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist. The National Merit Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding seniors based on their PSAT Scores. Approximately 16,000 students out of over 50,000 students across the country become semi-finalists. As the highest scoring entrants in each state, semi-finalist advance to the finalist competition and must meet additional academic requirements to earn the finalist title. National Merit Finalists will be announced in February 2012; each finalist is awarded a $2,500 scholarship to the college of their choice.
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LEWIS AWARDED CHICKFIL-A SHOLARSHIP Najae Lewis, an employee at Chickfil-A at Akers Mill, has been awarded the $1,000 leadership Scholarship. She was nominated by Marshall McCabe, Operator of the Akers Mill and Cumberland Mall Chick-fil-A restaurants. The Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship Program provides assistance to restaurant employees who want to further their education. “The program recognizes employees who have acquired the leadership qualities and skills necessary to be successful in like while providing an additional incentive for our employees to remain dedicated and work hard,” McCabe said. “Ms. Lewis is being recognized for demonstrating abilities and potential to accomplish great things.” She is a graduate of Wheeler High School and enrolled at The Art Institute of Atlanta. She will be eligible for the Truett Cathy Scholar Award which provides additional $1,000 scholarships to the top 25 scholars annually.
CAMPBELL HIGH SEEING SOME CHANGES
Campbell High School students and staff have noticed some exciting new changes for 2011-2012. Some of the more obvious changes are: A new principal Mrs. Denise Magee and some new administrators Ms. Angela Crisler, Mr. Rudy Deveaux, Ms. Stacey Jones, Ms. Peggy Martin, and Mr. Chris Mock • A renovated auditorium with new chairs and sound insulation • New directional signs to athletic fields and to the back parking lot via Fleming Street entrance • New plantings outside • A resurfaced gym floor and gym
stage renovation • A new sound system for the gym with wireless microphones • New plants inside as part of a Horticulture Career path in Corporate Plant Design Maintenance. The Campbell High School Horticulture classes have added another career option. They are learning about Corporate Plant Care in addition to careers in landscaping, gardening, and agriculture. In this career field, Corporate Plant technicians make weekly or monthly visits to offices to maintain foliage plants and floral designs, replacing diseased plants if needed.
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SMYRNA SETS PARK VOLUNTEER DAY “It’s My Park” Volunteer Day Smyrna at various parks citywide. Citywide parks green-up and cleanup day will be held October 15, 9 a.m. to noon. (Movie to follow that evening at Taylor-Brawner Park). Come together with family, friends and community leaders to volunteer and work in your neighborhood park. Bring gloves, tools, and a community spirit to one of these park locations on Oct. 15 at 9 a.m.: Cobb Park and Kidscape Village Playground, Lake Court Park, North Cooper Lake Park, River Line Park, or Tolleson Park. Types of work projects will include pruning brush, raking mulch in playgrounds, cleaning play equipment, trail repair, and litter control. Work projects will be assigned based on experience and interest level. For more information on the volunteer opportunities associated with “It’s My Park” Volunteer Day, contact Parks and Recreation at 770-319-5400 or email@example.com.
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Location-Location-Location The solid and sturdy brick ranch tucked away between Paces Ferry Road and Atlanta Road for the best commute. Teasley School District is a plus. Such great possibilities in this home in a neighborhood that can support major renovations. Full inlaw suite in lower level, too.
3640 Hickory Circle - $249,900 Forest Hills
Don’t miss this renovated property that offers lots of space for everyone. Inlaws, teens - roommates could work nicely in this home, too. A sub level even offers workshop space. Smyrna’s most desirable Forest Hills area.
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2195 Berryhill Circle $225,000
Master On Main Just as sweet as can be, this home has a ﬂat fenced yard, 2 bedrooms, bonus room and loft upstairs making it a great roommate plan. Located in a great neighborhood with manicured lawns and offers an EZ commute. Come see it!
3156 Chatley Way $149,900 Owner says Sell!!!
Cute as can be and located within moments to the market Village, this home features 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths on a cul de sac lot with privacy and undeveloped common property. We’re looking for a buyer!
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Picture Perfect! From the moment you approach the home right through to the lower level porch swing, you will see the pride and care taken in this home. An open ﬂoorplan and 4 bedrooms and 3 baths with a partically ﬁnished basement and even a workshop. Do NOT miss this house.
4091 Laurel Springs Way - $109,900 Enjoy Nature!
This fee simple townhouse has been well cared for and is waiting for the buyer that wants to sit on a new deck nestled in the treetops to enjoy nature. Fabulous new kitchen, freshly painted, new ﬂooring, renovated baths. What more can you ask for.
4353 Cooper Oaks Drive - $425,000
5 Bedrooms - 5 Baths Located in popular Cooper Lake Estates, this home is beautifully decked out. A bedroom on the main, ﬁnished terrace level and beautiful backyard are just some of the features you can expect to see here. But see the rest and judge for yourself.
3477 Shawnee Trail $210,000 Forget Yard Maintenance!
This well cared for home offers a master on the main and lots of updates. Spend the weekends perched on the decks instead of working in the yard. Two huge bedrooms up are convenient for guests or part time residents. An unﬁnished lower level allows for expansion.
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1925 Sadler Drive $525,000
Altogether Fabulous The stunning kitchen with high end appliances and massive island is what you would expect in this home complete with coffered ceilings and heavy trim! A bath for 3each bedroom, customized closets, a ﬂat fenced yard and an unﬁnished lower level to ﬁnish as your needs and wants dictate. Call to see it today.
4220 Cheltinham Lane - $319,000 What a DEAL!
Popular King Valley and King Springs School District. Call to see this fabulous deal today. Master on the Main, 3 HUGE bedroom suites up plus some ﬁnished area in the lower level with kitchenette. Great storage too. Must see this great deal!!
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FOUNDATION IS TICKLED PINK FOR A CAUSE
Breast cancer will affect an average of one in eight women sometime in their lifetime. It is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in women. The Foundation of Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna is raising $220,000 for the hospital’s Digital Mammography equipment. We Are Halfway There! …and would be Tickled Pink if you would help us reach our goal! Digital mammography is a state of the art system that produces images in a matter
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SPOOKTACULAR CHASE OWL NOW HAS A NAME; RACE IS OCT. 22 Some people are good with names and others are good with faces, well running enthusiast Deborah Jacobs is good with both names and laces (running shoe laces, that is). Deborah submitted the winning name for Spooktacular Chase’s adorable owl mascot -- meet Seemore! Spooktacular Chase, Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia’s signature fundraising event , will take place at Cobb Park (across from Campbell High School) on Saturday October 22. Formerly known as Race to See, Spooktacular Chase -- presented by the estate of Charyn Darby, will feature a timed 5K (Peachtree Road Race qualifier) and a 1K walk. Held the same weekend as the Fall Jonquil Festival in the heart of Smyrna, the event’s festivities will also include a Spooktacular Supper and silent auction and costume contest the night before the race. You can help by forming a team (only 10 or more members), become a sponsor or donate something for the silent auction. Got questions? Call us at 770-432-7280. Register at active.com. Sponsorships are available. A special thanks to our generous sponsors and a warm welcome to our new supporters. Sponsorships are available at a variety of levels. Through the sponsorship of Spooktacular Chase, sponsors not only support a great family event, they’re contributing to programs that promote training, education and their commitment to safe independent living for those who are blind or visually impaired. For the second year in a row, the Estate of Charyn Darby will be the presenting sponsor for the VRS fundraising run. Charyn Darby (1938-2009) was a wellrespected business woman, community leader and an ardent supporter of Vision Rehabilitation Services. As a Cobb County resident for more than 40 years, Charyn touched many lives both professionally and personally. She began her career as a speech therapy teacher and later went on to work for an engineering company before starting her own gift shop which merged with North Georgia Trophy and Engraving. Throughout her career, Charyn served on the Keep Smyrna Beautiful Commission, the Downtown Development Task Force of the City of Smyrna, the Advisory Council for Campbell High School, the Emory Adventist Hospital Foundation as well as her services on the board of VRS. For more information please visit www.vrsga.org or call 770-432-7280.
Breast cancer had always been on Cathy Jones’ radar – her mom is a four-year survivor – so annual mammograms were a must. In April 2010, after an abnormal mammogram, a biopsy revealed cancer. During the journey from imaging and surgery through radiation, the WellStar Cancer Network was there for her. The WellStar Cancer Network provides advanced, multidisciplinary care including prevention, education, early detection, treatment and survivorship support. Each year, over 3,000 cancer patients beneﬁt from WellStar’s compassionate, individualized care. WellStar also offers seven digital mammography locations, including one of the largest and most advanced women’s imaging locations in the country at the newly opened Kennestone Outpatient Pavilion. In addition, our breast nurse navigator provides one-on-one guidance and support to patients going through treatment. For more information on the WellStar Cancer Network, call 770-956-STAR or visit wellstar.org
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Page 10, October 2011 (A full version of our calendar for Smyrna/ Vinings and Mableton/Austell is available on our website: www.brightsidecobb.com) OCTOBER 8: ANNUAL BBQ. Tillman United Methodist Church, Concord Road, Smyrna. Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Enjoy the sun and fun on the lawn of Tillman UMC. Come early in the morning for sausage and biscuits and stay for lunch. Bring the entire family. There is something for all. Kids come and bring your friends for a day of exciting crafts, face painting and so much more. This event is brought to you by the loving congregation of Tillman United Methodist Church where “God’s grace is felt every day”. For more information, visit our web site at www.tillmanumc.org. ••• 13: RETIRED EDUCATORS. Red Cross representatives, Gail Slomovitz and Alice Irvine, will speak on Disaster Preparedness and Home Safety at the Oct. 13 meeting of the Cobb Marietta Retired Educators Association, 11:30 in the Freeman Poole Multipurpose Center, 4025 South Hurt Road, Smyrna, Lunch will be provided by Mother’s Finest at a cost of $9 per person. Email Debbie Overstreet at email@example.com to make a reservation. More information about this organization can be found at www.cmrea.org. ••• 14-15: BOOK SALE. The Friends of the Cobb County Public Library System’s semi-annual book sale will be held Oct. 14-15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 16 from 1-5 p.m. at the Jim R. Miller Park on 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. ••• 14: COBB EXECUTIVE WOMEN. Cobb Chamber event. Friday, Oct. 14 The Mansour Center at 11:30 a.m. Program: Fall Fashion Show. CEW Members and Guests: $20 online, $35 at door. Online Registration Closes: Oct. 12 at noon. Registration at www.cobbchamber.org. ••• 19: CUMBERLAND AREA COUNCIL. Cobb Chamber event. Wednesday, Oct. 19 at The Georgian Club at 11:45 a.m. General Admission: $40; Members: $20 online, $30 at door. Online Registration Closes: Oct. 17 at noon. Registration at www.cobbchamber.org. ••• 22 - 23: JONQUIL FESTIVAL. Village Green Smyrna Oct. 22 & 23. Fun, food, entertainment, an event for all ages. ••• 22: SPOOKTACULAR CHASE, Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia’s signature fundraising event, Saturday Oct. 22, 2011. Formerly known as Race to See, Spooktacular Chase --presented by the estate of Charyn Darby, will feature a timed 5K (Peachtree Road Race qualifier) and a 1K walk. This year’s event, Spooktacular Chase, will offer something for everyone – a 5K run, 1 K walk and a “carb-up” Spooktacular Supper the night before along with a silent auction.” For more information, www.vrsga.org or call 770-432-7280. ••• 22: STORYTELLING. It’s time for Storytelling Festival again! Bring the family out to the Mable House on Oct. 22 for the annual festival that is full of fun and history. We will have storytellers, crafts, a petting zoo, live music, tours of the historic house and so much more. This could become an annual tradition for your family. The festival hours will be from 11 a.m. -4 p.m. For more information please call 770-819-3285. ••• 25: OCTOBER HAUNT AFTER HOURS presented by The South Cobb Business Association, The Cobb Chamber, and 11 other local Business Associations with sponsorships by area businesses. Six Flags Over Georgia. From 5 to 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 per person. RSVP at www.sc-ba.org or www.cobbafterhours.com ••• 26: DEALING WITH LOWER BACK PAIN. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. presented by PT- Solutions. This free seminar will offer suggestions from a Physical Therapist of exercises, how to sit properly, what shoes to buy, how to stand correctly, etc. Call 770-319-2025 to register. Seminar will take place at EmoryAdventist Hospital at Smyrna in the hospital cafeteria. ••• 29: FALL FESTIVAL. Smyrna Legion Family Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Merchant Tables, Artists Exhibits, Arts & Crafts tables, Jewelry Tables, Legion Family Info Tables. FREE activities for children - Costume Contest, Face Paint-
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ing, Clown, ring toss, Duck Pond, Coloring, Hula Hoops, Sticker Books. Food and Beverage items will be available, Musical chair cake walk (homemade cakes), and a Live Auction. Activities will be held at American Legion Post, 160 Legion Drive, Smyrna. Public Invited. NOVEMBER 1: VININGS BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (VBA) meets the first Tuesday of each month for lunch at Social Vinings. Networking and speakers from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Lunch $15 for Members; $20 for Non-Members and guests are always welcome! Carlton Reed, “Inspiring Yourself and Staying Inspired.” A Business After-Hours is held the Third Tuesday of each month. ••• 3: SMYRNA BUSINESS ASSOCIATON: lunch meetings the first Thursday of each month at the Smyrna Community Center, 11:45 p.m. Speaker is Cobb Commissioner Jo Anne Birrell
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on “Keep It In Cobb.” Alive After 5 is held the third Thursday each month 5:30 - 7:30. ••• 3: HOW TO NETWORK EFFECTIVELY SESSION. Cobb Chamber event. Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Cobb Chamber of Commerce at 2 p.m. This is a free event. Registration is preferred by: Nov. 1 at noon. Registration at www. cobbchamber.org. ••• 5 & 12: UPWARD BASKETBALL AND CHEERLEADING: First Baptist Church of Smyrna offers an exciting basketball and cheerleading league. Evaluations are Saturday, Nov. 5 and Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Campbell Middle School New (lower) Gym. To register, go to www.smyrnafirst.org. For more information visit the church office at 1275 Church Street, Smyrna, GA or call 770-435-3231. ••• 7: FIRST MONDAY BREAKFAST. Cobb Chamber event. Monday, Nov. 7 at the Atlanta Marriott Northwest at 7:30 a.m. Higher Education Panel: Kennesaw State University – Dr. Ken Harmon, Interim Provost; Life University – Dr. Guy Riekeman, President; Southern Polytechnic State University – Dr. Lisa Rossbacher, President; Program: Education. General Admission: $50; Members: $20 online; $35 at door. Online Registration Closes: Nov. 3 at noon. Registration at www.cobbchamber.org. ••• 10: SMYRNA AREA COUNCIL. Cobb Chamber event. Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Smyrna Community Center at 7:45 a.m. Program: Smyrna Citizen of the Year. General Admission: $30; Members: $10 online; $20 at the door. Online Registration Closes: Nov. 8 at noon. Registration at www.cobbchamber.org. ••• WEEKLY EVENTS BOY SCOUT TROOP 61 meets every Monday night at 7:30 pm in the Troop Lodge at Bethany Methodist Church at the intersection of Hurt and Hicks Roads. Cub Pack 61 meets Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Bethany Gym. ••• BOY SCOUT TROOP ONE meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. New Scouts Welcome! 2845 Log Cabin Drive, Smyrna (off Atlanta Road). www.bsatroop1.net ••• SMYRNA BOY SCOUT Troop 11 meets at 7 p.m. every Monday evening at Smyrna First United Methodist Church. New Scouts are welcome! Please visit our website: www.smyrnatroop11.com. ••• BOY SCOUT TROOP 88 meets 7 to 9 pm every Tuesday in the Troop scout hut adjacent to the Smyrna First Baptist athletic field on Church St. in Smyrna. See our web site for more information www.orgsites.com/ga/troop88 ••• 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
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••• SMYRNA BUSINESS EXCHANGE. Every Thursday from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Smyrna Community Center. 770-795-5079. ••• SMYRNA ROTARY: noon Tuesday, Smyrna Community Center ••• 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. ••• TOASTMASTERS: Interstate North Toast-
masters at 3100 Cumberland Boulevard. We meet every Monday at 6:30 p.m. Visit our website: interstatenorth.freetoasthost.net. ••• 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 ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA Caregivers Support Group- free 3rd Thursday of each month- 6:30 p.m. 4005 S. Cobb Drive. Smyrna, It is facilitated by a local physician. Call 770431-7055 or email woodlandridge@caravita. com for details. ••• 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. ••• BLIND & LOW VISION SUPPORT Group (Pride) meets from 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. on the third Friday of each month. Contact Gloria Fisher, LCSW, for more details: 770-432-7280 ••• CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, The Star Group To help patients and their families feel more hopeful and less alone through the mutual sharing of thoughts, feelings, and concerns related to living with, and surviving cancer. Fourth Thursday of each month at Noon. (A light lunch is served) WellStar Cobb Hospital Magnolia Room Group leader: Raymond Coffman Please call 770-732-3780 to RSVP. ••• CUMBERLAND VININGS OPTIMIST CLUB: Meeting for breakfast the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Vinings Club, 2859 Paces Ferry Road NW ••• WOMEN’S DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP. This FREE support group, sponsored by Visions Anew, is facilitated by counselors and meets at the Vinings Fire Station (4336 Paces Ferry Road) the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. MEN’S DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP meets at the Vinings Fire Station the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 7 -8 p.m. For additional information on these groups, and to confirm times, please contact Visions Anew at 770-953-2882 or visionsanew.org. ••• HUMANISTS OF GEORGIA. Humanism is free from any belief in the supernatural and is
Page 11, October 2011 dedicated to the search for meaning and values for individuals on this earth through reliance on intelligence and the scientific method, democracy, and social sympathy. Monthly meeting is every third Sunday at 12:30 p.m. HGA meets at the Atlanta Freethought Hall 4775 N Church Lane, Smyrna. 770-432-9599. www.georgiahumanists.org ••• THE JONQUIL GARDEN CLUB meets every 4th Tuesday at the library in downtown Smyrna at 10:30 a.m. The objective of the Jonquil Garden Club is to beautify and preserve our environment by encouraging conservation and plantings, not only in our own gardens, but including public places. Anyone interested in gardening, floral and landscape design is welcome to attend. For further information, you may contact Marilynn Parker at 770-949-6640. ••• 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. ••• NEWCOMERS OF COBB COUNTY. We meet each month on the third Tuesday 10 a.m. for our general meeting, at John Knox Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. Please call for details! 770-234-5068 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Those new to Cobb County, or just looking for new friends and activities, are invited to join in. www.newcomersofcobbcounty.com ••• CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER LINE HISTORIC AREA COMMITTEE meets every third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at the the Mable House Arts Center. The committee deals in a variety matters to further the recommendations of the River Line Master Plan. Visit www. mableton.org to verify meeting dates, times, locations and for more details about what the committee is working on. ••• SMYRNA FIRST MOPS offers fellowship with other mothers of all ages and stages. We welcome women from throughout the community, so you don’t have to be a member of Smyrna First United Methodist Church to join us! We typically meet the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at SFUMC. For more information, check out www.smyrnafirstmops.com ••• SMYRNA LIBRARY READING GROUP: 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 on the first Mondays of the month at the South Cobb Library - 805 Clay Road - Mableton GA in the large meeting room. If you like to cross stitch, do crewel work, needlepoint, etc. and meet women in the area, please come join us. If you have any questions, please contact Nadine Amy at email@example.com ••• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our new website: viningsvillagecivicclub.org. Members and Guests are welcome. ••• E-mail your organization’s calendar news to email@example.com. Deadline for the NOV. issue is OCTOBER 23 with publication the week of NOV. 3. Calendar items are accepted for free events from civic groups, community non-profits, school and church organizations and run as space is available. Due to the increasing number of calendar listings, please keep announcements brief. Please do NOT send calendar announcements in flyer format. For more information about submitting calendar items or other news, contact us at 770-4269388 or by e-mail to news@brightsidecobb. com. Find more complete calendar listings on our website at www.brightsidecobb.com.
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Ruby McCook, celebrated her 102nd birthday Sept. 30th with a party at Delmar Gardens of Smyrna. Ruby Dutton McCook was born on September 30, 1909 to Jack and Gattie Dutton. She grew up in Lithonia, GA. She married Harold McCook on May 19, 1929. She lived in Atlanta until 1976 and moved to Smyrna that same year. Ruby has a son, Freddie McCook, and a daughter, Jodi Argo. She had another son Carl who passed in 1993. Ruby has 11 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. The “children” range in ages from 1-56 years-old. Ms. McCook has been a resident at Delmar Gardens since April, 2005.
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Campbell Middle School Library Committee members Morgan Killeen and Chandler Kasprowicz initiated a school wide reading motivation program based on the Bluford High series of books from Townsend Press. Besides designing the program, the 7th grade pair wrote trivia questions based on each of the 15 books in this popular series which focuses on real life teen situations. Chandler and Morgan marketed the program daily on the CMS broadcast and held daily drawings for free book. Over 200 students completed Bluford Series books, answered the trivia questions and competed in the daily drawings . Above, Morgan Killeen and Chandler Kasprowicz promote the contest.
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The Smyrna Public Library celebrated its 75th Anniversary in September with a reception at Brawner Hall, storytelling event and music by Benny Boynton. Board members look over the historical display of books and materials. Shamika Smith is seated at the computer and from left are Sue Terry, Jennifer Boerner, Anne BordersPatterson, Dorothy Sibert, Michael Seigler, Loraine Joyner, Charlie Stannard, and Jeff Jones.
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STAR WARS SATURDAY AT SMYRNA LIBRARY Calling all Star Wars fans! On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Smyrna Public Library will host “Star Wars Saturday.” The Georgia Garrison of the 501st Legion will visit the library from 2 - 4 p.m. and patrons will have a chance to meet their favorite Star Wars characters! You’ll get a chance to see some Stormtroopers, Imperial TIE pilots, and more so be sure to bring along your cameras. The library will provide Star Warsthemed crafts and trivia for kids and adults to enjoy. Also, be sure to check out the library’s new collection of Star Wars books for kids, which will debut on Star Wars Saturday. Be sure to dress up as your favorite Star
Wars character and enjoy a Star Wars afternoon at the library! This program does not require advance registration but the library does ask that all families who attend be Smyrna Public Library cardholders. To learn more about the 501st Legion, visit http://www.ga501st.com. For more information about how to obtain a Smyrna Public Library card, visit www.smyrnaibrary.com. Remember, the Smyrna Public Library is not part of the Cobb County Library system, so a separate library card is required to borrow items and to attend events at the library. Get your light sabers ready and head to the Smyrna Public Library on Oct. 15.
VHPS PLANS USED BOOK SALE, AUTHOR SIGNING Vinings Historic Preservation Society will have a used book sale and book signing event at the Pace House and Old Pavilion on Sunday, Oct. 23 from 1-4 p.m. Vinings author, Marion Blackwell, will also be at the event signing copies of his newly published book, “Blue Locusts.” This is a fabulous read and many of you have already stopped by our office to purchase a copy. Marion will donate $5 to VHPS for every book sold in our office and at the upcoming book sale. We are accepting donations of used paperback and hard back books now! It’s time to pack up all those books you’ve been meaning to get out of your house and donate them to a good cause! You may drop off your books at the VHPS office on the corner of Paces Mill and Paces Ferry (3010 Paces Mill Road) Monday – Friday.
If you happen to stop by when we are out to lunch or not in the office, please just leave your donations by the door with your name and address. We will send you a letter of thanks along with a charitable donation form to report your donation. All donations to VHPS are tax deductible. All proceeds from this event will be used towards a major (and very costly) repair of the Pace House foundation. This event will kick off our fundraising for this project and your support with your used book donations will be greatly appreciated! We have several surprises planned for October 23rd and we will have activities for the children! Save the date and join your friends and neighbors for a fun filled fall day at the Pace House and Pavilion!
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DELMAR GARDENS EXPERIENCES ‘NIGHT IN PARIS’ Delmar Gardens of Smyrna recently held their annual formal dance for their residents and the community. Local military men swept residents off their feet into a Parisian dream as they danced to the music of Judy Boehm and The Class Act Band underneath a twinkling Eiffel Tower scene. All guests enjoyed French themed hors d’oeuvres and desserts prepared by Delmar Gardens’ Executive Chef. The evening was the crème de la crème for all attendees who are already looking forward to next year’s dance. For more information on Delmar Gardens of Smyrna, a luxury independent assisted living retirement community, skilled nursing and rehabilitation center please contact Brittney Stroud, Marketing Specialist, at 770.432.4444. Above left, resident Max Jones with friend, Lanelle Brown. At right is Major Al Beverly, United States Army Reserve (Retired) with resident, Florence Mills.
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NEW KIWANIS OFFICERS
The Smyrna Golden K Kiwanis Club installed new officers at a dinner at Brawner Hall Sept. 27. From left are Kevin Drawe, secretary; Allan Lipsett, past president; new President Joe Bland; Division 15 Lt. Gov. T.O. Sturdivant; and Jim Brannon, treasurer. The Smyrna Golden K Kiwanis meets each Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Wolfe Center, 884 Church St., Smyrna.
UPWARD BASKETBALL AND CHEERLEADING First Baptist Church of Smyrna offers an exciting basketball and cheerleading league for children and youth where Every Child is a Winner. Registration is open for the 2011-12 Upward Basketball league. Evaluations are Saturday, November 5 and November 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Campbell Middle School New (lower) Gym at 3295 Atlanta Road, Smyrna. Practices start November 28, and league play on Saturday, December 17. Early registration is $100. To register, go to www.smyrnafirst.org. For more information visit the church office at 1275 Church Street, Smyrna, GA or call (770) 435-3231.
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A hands on Christmas is coming November 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The First United Methodist Church of Smyrna invites children of all ages to this annual craft fair. Come make dozens of amazing holiday crafts to take home or give as gifts! Stay for lunch in our Candy Cane Cafe and have your picture taken in our life-size Nativity. The Gift Mart will also be open that week from Wed night through Saturday. For more information email Melanie Wright at email@example.com.
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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 and senior stretch. And our latest additions to our group fitness classes: ZUMBA & BELLY DANCING and BALLROOM DANCING 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 Wolfe Adult Recreation Center not only provides physical activities for its members but also provides several social opportunities throughout the month. The following activities are planned for Oct. : Oct. 6 -- Wooden Toy Making, noon – 3 p.m. Oct. 11 -- It’s My Party – Birthday Celebration, 11 – 1 p.m. Oct. 12 -- Healthy Food of the Month, noon Oct. 13 -- Mistletoe Market Trip. Oct. 14 -- Mercier’s Apple Orchard Trip. Oct. 17-- Chili Cookoff, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 18 -- Halloween Tie Dye, 11 a.m. Oct. 20 -- Georgia Quilt Show Trip. Oct. 25 -- Spooky Luncheon, 11 : 3 0 a.m. Oct. 26 -- Facebook Class, 1 p.m.
Oct. 27 -- AARP Safe Driving Class, 9:30 – 3:30 p.m. Oct. 27 -- Dorothy’s Travel Log, 2 p.m. November activities will include: TTapp Demo, Thanksgiving Favorites Get a Healthy Makeover, Thanksgiving Luncheon, Recipes in a Jar, And many, many more exciting classes and trips 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. Live Music & Dance -- Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Admission: Donation of non-perishable food item for MUST Ministries Food Pantry. The Muddy River Band will entertain everyone with Country Western and Blue Grass. Mercier Apple Orchard Trip -Thursday, Oct. 27, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. For our annual apple trip, we will be traveling to Dillard for lunch at the Dillard House located in a picturesque valley in the North Georgia mountains. After lunch, we will then travel to Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge for apple time. Cost: $58 Senior Council Member/$63 Non-Member. Deadline: Oct. 20. Price includes lunch, motor coach transportation, admission fees, snacks, tax and tips. No refunds after payment deadline date.
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LOST CAT Lost cat: answers to Nuggie. Small solid gray kitty with white markings and paws. Near Smyrna Community Center. Phone or text 678-427-8174. Thanks from her family who is missing her. FOR RENT/SALE SMYRNA TOWNHOUSE FOR RENT Charming 1 bedroom/1 bath Smyrna townhouse for rent. Bonus sun room, huge walk-in closet, tons of extra storage space. Only one block from Smyrna Market Village. $850/month, includes water & sewer. Available immediately. Please call 770-565-8478. YARD/ ESTATE SALES NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE Cooper Lake Estates Neighborhood Garage Sale on October 15th from 8 AM - 2 PM. Baby and kids items, housewares and much more! Located off of Cooper Lake Road near King Springs Road. FALL YARD SALE The Extension’s Second Annual Fall Yard Sale will be held Friday, Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. - noon at The Extension Men’s Campus, 1507 Church Street Ext, Marietta. The Yard Sale will raise funds for The Extension, Inc. and its programs. For more info: visit www.theextension,org or call 770-590-9075 LOOKING FOR SELLERS LOOKING FOR SELLERS for a community craft and yard sell at the Moose Lodge in Smyrna. This location is on a HIGH traffic area and we will have a lot of advertising in the papers and online before the event. The cost is $10 for a booth and we will have tables you can use. This event will be on Saturday, Oct. 1, 9 am until 5pm. You can come for an hour or stay all day. We will also be selling food for lunch and other snacks and drinks. If you do not want to sell anything you can always come shop and bring your friends. Please confirm your booth reservation with me ASAP. My email is email@example.com or call me at 678-471-9931. DONATIONS VOLUNTEERS & BOOK DONATIONS The Friends of Smyrna Library volunteer organization is seeking 71 volunteers for the upcoming Fall Jonquil Festival Book Sale. The book sale will be held on Saturday October 22 and Sunday October 23 in front of the Smyrna Community Center. Saturday shifts are available from 8 AM until 6:30 PM. Sunday shifts are available from 11:30 AM until 6:30 p.m. See the website FriendsOfSmyrnaLibrary.org for available shifts and duties or call Jeff at 770-401-3050. Also needed are donations of gently used fiction and non-fiction hardbacks and all varieties of children’s books. Donations are tax-deductible and can be made at the circulation desk in the library lobby. HELP WANTED THERAPIST WANTED Dynamic Pediatric Therapy Clinic in Kenneaw seeking licensed Speech Pathologist and Occupational Therapist to join our growing practice. Daytime and afternoon hours available. Fax or
email your resume to 770-218-2201 or donna@th epediatrictherapyclinic.com. HELP WANTED Chick-fil-A is seeking an office manager/management position. Email resumes to wvu86@aol. com CAREGIVERS NEEDED Be loved by your clients. Comfort Keepers is seeking mature, dependable people to fill open positions, caring for the elderly. If you enjoy providing companionship, preparing meals, shopping for the elderly, we want to hear from you. Please call 678-354-0102. VOLUNTEERS THANKSGIVING DONATIONS NEEDED Help provide food for families with members with mental health or developmental disabilities. The Thanksgiving food donations are needed more than ever this year for clients of the Cobb Community Services Board. The agency provides Thanksgiving baskets for more than 400 to 500 people (total, not individual baskets). Contact Mary Robeck at 770-819-9229, ext. 226 for details. The Cobb and Douglas Community Services Boards provide mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services to more than 10,000 residents of Cobb and Douglas Counties annually. The Cobb and Douglas Community Services Boards provide mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services to more than 10,000 residents of Cobb and Douglas Counties annually. CSB SEEKS HOLIDAY VOLUNTEERS Holiday Sponsors are needed to provide refreshments, gifts, and/or entertainment for our day centers for adults with mental health or developmental disabilities. Holiday Sponsors, groups or individuals, are needed to “adopt” individuals or families for Christmas to provide a gift. The people needing to be adopted are adults with mental health disabilities, and, in some cases, their families. For some of the clients we serve, the gifts we provide could be the only gifts they will receive. Volunteers are needed to sort and wrap gifts approximately one week before Christmas. For more information about any of these possibilities, call Mary Robeck at 770819-9229, ext. 226. Questions about these types of activities are usually answered more efficiently by phone than by e-mail, but either way of contact is fine. The e-mail address is mrobeck@cobbcsb. com. The Cobb and Douglas Community Services Boards provide mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services to more than 10,000 residents of Cobb and Douglas Counties annually. VRS SEEKS VOLUNTEERS Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia (VRS), is looking for volunteers to help with their upcoming signature fundraising 5K race, Spooktacular Chase, which will take place on Saturday morning, October 22, through downtown Smyrna . The agency is also seeking volunteers with clerical and guest relations experience to assist throughout the year. For more information (and a lot of inspiration), visit: www.vrsga.org or call Sharon Croyle and/or Marla Shavin at 770-432-7280.
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AUCTION FOR HEROES RAISES $33,000 The 2nd Annual Smyrna Auction for Heroes Gala held on 9/10/11 was a rousing success for the beneficiary, the Smyrna Public Safety Foundation (SPSF). The Gala netted over $33,000 for Smyrna’s police officer and firefighter heroes. “It was the single biggest fundraising event in the SPSF’s history,” said Roy Acree, Deputy Fire Chief and SPSF President, Honorary Chair, Smyrna Mayor A Max Bacon commented, “The Gala was an absolute great success. We are so fortunate to have businesses and volunteers that care so much.” Jim Carter, Event Chair, reported, “It was beyond my wildest dreams. What really impressed me was the way area businesses came through with a host of amazing auction items that allowed our guests to get great items at great values and support our heroes at the same time.” The Gala Committee is already looking forward to next year’s event and making it even bigger and better for Smyrna’s heroes. Attendees danced the night away to the fabulous musical stylings of Kingsized, with Big Mike Grier and Wesley Cook, sampled delicious foods and from area restaurants, and bid on fabulous auction items. Smyrna resident Elizabeth Kraus enthused, “We had a GREAT time and will be back next year!” As Karen Carter, Co-chair commented, “It’s immensely rewarding to be a part of recognizing and supporting these men and women who work everyday to make our community an even safer and more enjoyable place to live, work, and play.” Proceeds from the Gala will help fund a variety of projects for the SPSF that benefit both our heroes and the community, including public safety improvements, recruitment and training of qualified personnel to meet city growth, financial sup-
port for injured public safety employees, public service awards and recognition, the annual holiday “Shop with a Hero” program, and other programs. The Gala Committee thanks this year’s sponsors for their bountiful support. Goldlevel sponsors included Capital Cadillac, Charter Cable, Dave FM, and Love Street/ Heart and Sole; silver-level: Atkins Park Tavern, The Bright Side, The Cobb News, Luminocity Entertainment Division (LED), Smyrna-Vinings Patch, United Distributors, The Vinings Club, Vinings Gallery, and The Tricycle Marketing Agency; and bronze-level: Acopia Home Loans, Adventure Outdoors, Arkle Veterinary Care, Artcraft Collision, Blessings Unlimited, Emory Adventist Hospital/Smyrna, Firehouse Subs, Fouts Bros, Glennda Baker & Assoc. Realtors, Graphcom, the Heritage at Vinings Neighborhood Assoc., Jack’s New Yorker Deli, Kenny’s Great Pies, Legacy/ Fox Creek Golf Courses, Racetrac Petroleum, Regency Fine Art, Russell Landscaping, and Smyrna Medical & Physical Therapy.
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‘LIGHTS, CAMERA, READ!’ AT NORTON PARK Norton Park Eagles are saying “Lights, Camera, Read!” about their new reading campaign, the Reading-Eagle (Regal) Awards. “I’m excited I get to read so many books again this year… It helps me learn,” fourth grade student Justina told her “Eagle-tainment Tonight” correspondent (Academic Coach Laura Meyer) as she was interviewed at the Reading-Eagle (Regal) Awards Kick-Off. The ‘stars’ all came out to celebrate reading! The red carpet was rolled out and fourth graders Justina and Skyler (above left) were among the many celebrities seen at our Distinguished Title I school in Smyrna. “Justin Bieber,” “Oprah,” “Beyonce,” (see below left) Atlanta native “Cee Lo Green” (at right) and others made surprise appearances to share their love of reading with the students. All talked about the importance of books in their lives, and how reading is a big and important part of their lives today. “Miley Cyrus” explained that her love of reading helps her on her television show and in her movie roles. “Oprah” recalled her
favorite book – Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan – which happens to be Norton Park’s “Book of the Month.” She told students, and “Eagle-tainment Tonight” correspondent Kelli Volkman, that she started her own book club to share her love of reading with others and now millions of people read with her every month. The real Hollywood stars are busy reading their scripts and the latest great novel so Norton Park faculty played the parts of the many celebrities. The red carpet was a big hit with students, who learned all about the campaign that offers incentives at the ten, twenty and thirty book marks. Everything from popcorn and movie parties to Reading-Eagles t-shirts is coming to students who read thirty books, write thirty standards-based responses or complete Accelerated Reader comprehension tests during the 2011-12 school year. The annual book campaign helps students stay focused on their reading goals and enjoy the camaraderie of school-wide participation in an exciting and rewarding campaign.
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