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NOVEMBER 2012

TREE LIGHTINGS BRING HOLIDAY SEASON TO SMYRNA, VININGS

The Holiday Season kicks off with Christmas Tree Lightings, Santa visits, and food and fun and music for all in the Smyrna-Vinings area.

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PUMPKIN PAINTING IN VININGS

Vinings children gathered to decorate pumpkins at the Pavilion just before Halloween. Above, Greer Ann Gordon and Maddy Gaskin show off their pumpkins and painted faces. At left, Jan Martin Curry decorates a pumpkin. Guests also enjoyed refreshments and music.

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5 FINALISTS NAMED FOR VININGS BUSINESS OF THE YEAR The Vinings Business Association (VBA) has announced five finalists for its 2012 Vinings Business of the Year award. The finalists will speak at the Dec. 4 meeting and the winner named in January. The five finalists include: Vinings Historic Preservation Society (VHPS); LGE Credit Union; Social Vinings restaurant; The Bright Side Newspaper; and the Courtyard Atlanta Vinings hotel. “We are happy to recognize five Vinings area organizations for their commitment to the Vinings community and for their continued presence. They have contributed to the overall definition of our community and we congratulate them on their achievements,” VBA Chair Glenn Christian said. Each of the finalists will be invited to speak at the Dec. 4 luncheon held at Social Vinings restaurant, 3621 Vinings Slope Drive, Atlanta, to share some of their secrets on how they have succeeded. “We encourage all members to attend and we also invite guests and all interested citizens to register online as well. All attendees need to go to the website, www. viningsbusiness.com and register at least Continued on Page 12

Join Santa as he lights the Christmas Tree on Smyrna’s Village Green amid music, fun and food. on Nov. 28 from 5 - 9 p.m. for “Coming Home for the Holidays.” Enjoy holiday festivities and musical performances at the Smyrna Community Center and see Santa light the big Christmas Tree on the Village Green at 7 p.m. Bring the entire family for all of it and ring in the season downtown. This event marks the first official evening of holiday lights in the downtown. School choral groups will entertain on stages at the Community Center, there will be costumed characters for holiday photos and the Smyrna Business Association will offer hot dogs, hot chocolate, coffee and other refreshments at “Donner’s Deli.” The City of Smyrna and the Smyrna Optimist Club will welcome Santa again this year on Dec. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. Santa will be at Aunt Fanny’s cabin on Atlanta Road across from the Smyrna Market Village.

VININGS JUBILEE

For more than 40 years families and friends have gathered at Vinings Jubilee to mark the beginning of the holiday season with the annual lighting of their Christmas Tree. And for 26 of those years friends and families have gathered around in celebration to light that tree at Vinings Jubilee. Enjoy lots of family activities, festive music, and holiday treats. The Vinings Jubilee Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will be held at the Tower Stage on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6 – 8 p.m. Like a scene from the North Pole, there will be train and pony rides for the kids, prizes, face painting, balloon twisting, festive music and holiday treats. Not even Santa Claus would miss this event; kids

can tell him which presents they would like to see under their tree this year and pose for photos on his lap. On the following two Fridays, Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, Rudolph is donating his sleigh to Vinings Jubilee. Guests can experience what it is like to be Jolly Old Saint Nick with free horse-drawn sleigh rides from 5 to 8 p.m. The holiday season at Vinings Jubilee is perfect for the whole family, from Christmas traditions, holiday parties and gettogethers to festive activities and shopping opportunities. With dozens of specialty shops, boutiques and restaurants, patrons are sure to find something for everyone on their shopping list, and have fun while they are there.

EMORY-ADVENTIST

Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna will host its annual CHRISTmas for the Community on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. The event will take place in front of the hospital and feature choral groups from the area, a tree lighting and a special appearance by Santa. There will be appearances by personalities from FISH radio station, local choirs, and Smyrna Fire. Families are invited to bring their cameras for photos with Santa at the conclusion. Call 770-434-0710 for more information.

Sleigh rides will be part of the festivities at Vinings Jubilee.


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Bookended between Halloween and New Year’s Day, the parade of holidays is continuous, exciting and at times exhausting. We have secular, religious, uniquely American, and universal. It’s also a time of year when there is a difference in perception from that of a child and that of an adult. For children, holidays such as Halloween and Christmas are about receiving. There is candy, there are gifts, there are parties, and there is fun. As the child grows older, and grows into an adult, the focus on the holidays changes from receiving to giving. This may be the reason that I was surprised this year at Halloween when there were several adults asking for candy. One, who came across our yard, yelling “chocolate, chocolate,” seemed insulted that I offered her a nice, snack-sized bag of pretzels rather than candy. She said something I didn’t quite catch and turned away rejecting my offering, unfulfilled in her quest for candy. Yes, it’s nice to receive gifts – and even candy – as adults, but how much nicer when we can give something to a child, to see the child’s eyes light up in joy. And how very nice it is, when that same child, gives us a gift they have made or carefully selected just for us. At Thanksgiving most of us grow up with the adult, in my youth usually the mother, cooking the dinner and serving her family. As Allan’s mother grew older, after my own mother had passed away, the Thanksgiving apron passed to me. It was hard for her to give up her time-honored role as cook and hostess, even though she wasn’t physically able to do all of the cooking. But the Thanksgiving meal evolved into a joint family effort with dishes prepared by Allan’s mom, his sister, and the two of us (me and Allan) in our own kitchen. Now, the meal preparation has changed again and is a fun and joyous occasion as we are joined in the kitchen by our own grown children and their spouses. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day: an exhilarating parade of holidays and special

occasions that evolves in our perception and celebration as we grow older and wiser. For those who celebrate these and other special days during this October to January parade of holidays, I hope each of you has a time of wonder, a time of blessing, a time of giving and a time of receiving. I hope I can see these holidays through the shining, innocent, excited eyes of the children around me even as I carry on, in adult maturity, the holiday traditions that have been passed down to me from those who are no longer here to share them.

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SMYRNA TRIMATHLON WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Mathnasium of Smyrna today announced the winners of its annual TriMathlon math competition. The competition for 3rd-6th graders was held in conjunction with Mathnasium Learning Center’s National TriMathlon, created to generate excitement about math among kids. Scores of the local winners will be ranked against other competitors nationwide and national winners will be announced in late October. Students answered questions like: A number that is the product of exactly two primes has exactly how many factors? Answer: 4. The winners are: 3rd Grade—1st Place: Macy Nowlin; 2nd Place: Aryan Dongare; 3rd Place: Sam Aurora 4th Grade—1st Place: Aryan Dongare; 2nd Place: Erin Cleary; 3rd Place: Jimmy Cyganek 5th Grade—1st Place: Shail Patel; 2nd Place: Hunter Marble; 3rd Place: Payton Nicholson 6th Grade—1st Place: Zachary Nestor;

2nd Place: Jack Mallon; 3rd Place: Rashan Schoffner TriMathlon participants competed by completing three challenges: The Counting Game (tests student’s ability to count from any number, to any number, by any number), Magic Squares (students are awarded points for developing their own math problems), and Mental Math Workout (evaluates student’s Number Sense by asking them to solve given problems the ‘smart’ way without pencil and paper). “Congratulations to the TriMathlon winners and all of the participants,” said Bridget Cleary, Owner, Mathnasium of Smyrna. “We hope this competition was a fun and rewarding experience that continues to strengthen their passion for math.” Excitement for this event has grown significantly since the inaugural event in 2011. Mathnasium of Smyrna saw a 70 percent increase in participants in this year, and kids across the country benefited from major sponsors like Microsoft, Lakeshore Learning and Rubiks Cube.

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HOLIDAY HOME TOUR IS DEC. 2 The Foundation of Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna invites you to visit the 2012 Holiday Home Tour of Smyrna/Vinings. “Homes for the Holidays” will be held Sunday, Dec. 2 from noon to 6 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. The Holiday Season greets you as you travel to seven beautifully decorated homes. Enjoy refreshments at the complimentary Tea Room, and finish your holiday shopping at the silent bid auction. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of new patient beds for EmoryAdventist Hospital. Tickets are available at Community Bank of the South, 3016 Atlanta Road SE; Love Street Gifts, 1295 Concord Road; G Scott Home Furnishings, 3988 Atlanta Road, The Honeybee, 2968 Atlanta Road and Nest Home & Garden; 762 Concord Road SE. Online at SmyrnaCares.org or call 770-438-5233.

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CAMPBELL IB PROGRAM SETS OPEN HOUSE The Campbell High School International Baccalaureate Program will host an Open House for interested 8th grade families on Nov. 15, from 7 - 9 p.m. in the Livingston Auditorium at 5265 Ward Street, Smyrna. The IB program provides an internationally recognized, challenging curriculum, resulting in broad and deep preparation for university studies. Classroom study in the core areas is extended by critical examination of theories of knowlege, participation in community service, and completion of an original research project. In addition to the standard high school diploma, students are awarded an IB Diploma after successfully completing international exams in the six subject areas.

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CSB ASKS FOR HOLIDAY VOLUNTEERS, DONATIONS

As Thanksgiving Day draws near, the Cobb Community Services Board (CSB) is requesting donations of canned goods, pantry items, meats and grocery store gift cards for adult clients with mental health disabilities. “The number of clients served at or from our Austell adult mental health center, now called The Circle, has increased in the past year. Many of the people served live on very limited incomes. In addition to providing a bag of food at Thanksgiving for anyone who needs it, we also maintain an emergency food pantry throughout the year. Other CSB programs also maintain emergency food pantries,” said Mary Robeck, volunteer coordinator. “Last year we prepared food boxes for 300 to 500 people,” said Volunteer Coordinator Mary Robeck. Call Mrs. Robeck for pickup or to find out more about donating: 770-819-9229 ext 226 or email mrobeck@cobbcsb.com. During Christmas, the Cobb CSB needs individuals, families, or groups to “adopt” clients with mental health disabilities and their families by buying a gift and wrapping it for the holiday. Names are available through Mrs. Robeck. Another way to help is to offer your time and sponsor a special event for one of our programs, providing entertainment, a field trip, refreshments and/or small gift items for the people served. The level of commitment would be up to you!

A PASSION FOR FASHION By Kristi Gaskin We’re in a “Scarf” kind of mood this Fall! You’ll see bright colors and fabulous patterns for the fall collections from Tolani, Leigh & Luca and more. Take a large rectangle scarf with an amazing pattern and wear it as a wrap or a small neckerchief and tie it delicately around your neck as a necklace alternative. The art of tying scarves can prove tricky and keep you from allowing your scarves to show off their full potential. We are excited to assist you in achieving the perfect scarf look for you this season. Stop in to Lola Rose for all your scarf needs as well our assistance in tying your new scarf! Here are a few of our favorites, just to get you started. The “Loop” -- This is a modern classic look. Asymmetry is key! Fold in half. -- Wrap around neck and pull ends thru the loop. The “Jesse James” -- Not just for robbing banks anymore! This is our favorite way to wear a scarf. Fold into triangle. - - Hold in front of you and pull the ends behind and around to the front. Tuck one side under the triangle and leave one side flailing about. For more fashion advice visit Lola Rose Boutique at 1675 Cumberland Parkway, Smyrna, in Ivy Walk.

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(A full version of our calendar for Smyrna/ Vinings and Mableton/Austell is available on our website: www.brightsidecobb.com) NOVEMBER 14: COPD AWARENESS CLASS offered on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. at Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD is a lung disease that can restrict your airflow. Anitra Graves, MD, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, will discuss the causes of COPD and the effects of this disease on your health. Learn how to avoid hospitalization and live successfully with COPD. Call 770-319-2025 to make reservations for this FREE class. ••• 17: FALL OPEN HOUSE. You’re invited to a Fall Open House at Delmar Gardens of Smyrna luxury retirement community! Saturday, Nov. 17th 11 a.m. - 4 p.m! Refreshments and attendance prizes for all guests. Ask about our Fall Specials! Free and open to the public. RSVP to 770-432-4444 or email Brittney at BYoung@delmargardens.com. 404 King Springs Village Parkway, Smyrna, GA 30082. www.delmargardens.com ••• 27: SMYRNA TREE LIGHTING. Coming Home for the Holidays event on the Village Green, Smyrna with festivities 5 – 9 p.m. and the tree lighting at 7 p.m. ••• 29: TREE LIGHTING. Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna will hold its annual CHRISTmas for the Community event on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. There will be appearances by personalities from FISH radio station, local choirs, Smyrna Fire, and Santa! DECEMBER 1-23: SANTA IN SMYRNA. The City of Smyrna and the Smyrna Optimist Club will welcome Santa again this year on: Dec. 1,2,7,8,9,14,15,1

6,21,22,23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Santa will be at Aunt Fanny’s cabin on Atlanta Rd. across from Downtown Smyrna Village. ••• 3: FIRST MONDAY BREAKFAST. Monday, Dec. 3. Cobb Galleria Centre. 7:30 a.m. Speaker: Dr. Ike Reighard, President & CEO, MUST Ministries. Program: Business Community Service Awards. Online Registration Closes: Nov. 28 at noon ••• 5: HOLIDAY BAZAAR - Delmar Gardens of Smyrna invites you to our annual Holiday Bazaar! Wednesday, Dec. 5th 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Get your holiday shopping done with variety of merchandise, holiday music, festive treats, hot chocolate and apple cider! This event is free and open to the public. To reserve a booth, contact Brittney Young at 770-432-4444 or email at BYoung@delmargardens.com. 404 King Springs Village Parkway, Smyrna. www.delmargardens.com ••• 7: TOYS FOR TOTS HOLIDAY PARTY Delmar Gardens of Smyrna invites you to our TOYS FOR TOTS holiday party! Friday, Dec. 7th from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Come and enjoy holiday refreshments and entertainment by the Take Three Trio! All toys collected will be given to Toys for Tots at the end of the party. Guests are welcome to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate! Free and open to the public. RSVP to 770432-4444 or email at BYoung@delmargardens. com. 404 King Springs Village Parkway, Smyrna. www.delmargardens.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

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www.viningsfbc.org/awana or call the church office at 770-436-3737. ••• BOY SCOUT TROOP 61 meets every Monday night at 7:30pm in the Troop Lodge at Bethany Methodist Church at the intersection of Hurt and Hicks Roads. Cub Pack 61 meets Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Bethany Gym. ••• 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 Smyrna First United Methodist Church every Tuesday evening 7:30- 9 p.m. Join us for adventure and fun: camping, hiking, swimming, boating, & more! Make new friends; learn cool new hobbies; earn dozens of merit badges; become an Eagle Scout! Contact us at 770-883-1123. 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 ••• FARMER’S MARKET. Enjoy fresh produce and goods from the Marietta Square Farmers Market every Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. noon, April through November on the Historic Marietta Square. For info, visit www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net. ••• 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 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 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 informa-

tion, 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). Call 770-432-3049 or visit our website, www.atlantafreethought.org ••• 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 an adjunct class for people who take insulin. 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. ••• HUMANISTS OF GEORGIA. 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. ••• SMYRNA JONQUIL LIONS CLUB –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 more 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. ••• NEWCOMERS CLUB OF COBB COUNTY. Those new to Cobb County, or just looking for new friends and activities, are invited to join in. General meetings each month on the third Tuesday at 10 a.m., John Knox Church, 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. Contact: 770-234 5068 or newcomersofcobbcounty@yahoo.com. ••• SMYRNA BUSINESS ASSOCIATON: lunch meetings the first Thursday of each month at the Smyrna Community Center, 11:45 p.m. ••• 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

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First Watch Restaurants, Inc., the leading Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch concept, today announced that it has acquired the two company-owned restaurants of Atlantabased J. Christopher’s Restaurants, LLC. Terms of the deal were not announced. “Expanding First Watch into Atlanta is an integral component of our market development strategy following our recent successful expansion into Jacksonville and Nashville,” said Ken Pendery, President and CEO of First Watch Restaurants, Inc. The restaurants being acquired are at 675 Cumberland Parkway, Smyrna, in Ivy Walk and another in Johns Creek. They will be converted to First Watch restaurants over a period of a few months.

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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 aquatic exercise classes. The following activities are planned for November: Nov. 6 & 13 - Nadine’s Granny Squares, 10 a.m. Nov. 8 - AARP Safe Driving Class, 9:30 – 3:30 p.m. Nov. 12 & 26 - Line Dancing, 3:15 p.m. Nov. 14 - Prime Time Health, 11 a.m. Nov. 14 & 28 - Writer’s Work Group, 3 p.m. Nov. 15- Dorothy’s Travel Log, 3:45 p.m. Nov. 19 - Painting Class, 3:15 p.m. Nov. 20 - Cr-EAT-e “crafty lunch,” 11 a.m. Nov. 21 - Give Thanks Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 29 - Christmas Tie Dye, 11 a.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.

Thanksgiving Meet & Eat - Tuesday, Nov. 13, $7 / $9 Non-resident; 12 – 2 p.m., If you are in the mood to get out and have fun, join us for this festive afternoon with Bill Gleeson, Sounds of Sinatra and Company performing live. It will be a great start to your holiday season where everyone will enjoy a holiday meal and great music! Invite a friend or two and join in the fun! Andersonville & Habitat for Humanity - Thursday, Nov. 15, 8 a.m. 7 p.m. Enjoy a true southern buffet lunch at Gladys’ Kitchen in Americus. We will tour the Habitat for Humanity International Global Discovery Center. Our last stop will be Andersonville National Historic Site, which is the only national park to serve as a memorial to all American Prisoners of War. Cost: $58 Senior Council Member / $63 Non-Member. Deadline: Nov. 8. Price includes motor coach transportation, lunch, snacks, and tips. No refunds after payment deadline date. Full refunds will be given if the trip is cancelled.

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Susan Pearson, left, won Service to the Community Award and Dennis Harding, right, won Service to the Club, at the awards ceremony and installation for the Smyrna Optimist Club in September.

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The Smyrna Optimist Club held its 51st Annual Installation Banquet at the Smyrna Community Center Sept. 27. The Club was chartered on May 3rd, 1962, and is in Zone 7 of the Georgia District of Optimist International. Club Member and Director of Keep Smyrna Beautiful, Ann Kirk, organized the event. Outgoing President, Betty Turley, presided over the festivities, and honored guests, David Jordan, President of the Georgia District, and his wife, Pam, added much to our fellowship and program. Mr. Jordan had the honor of installing the incoming Board and Officers. The Club meets each Friday at 7 a.m. for breakfast at the Smyrna American Legion Hall. Each Friday features programs with invited visitors presenting/speaking on a variety of subjects. The meeting adjourns sharply at, or before, 8 am. The Club concentrates on aiding and encouraging the development of youth in the Smyrna area through support of the schools and special programs. The Club has a membership of 78 people and is always seeking new members of all adult ages and especially younger adults. Please go to our web site for more information: www.smyrnaoptimist.org. The club honored the following award winners: Service to the Club, Dennis Harding; Service to the Community, Susan Pearson; Optimist of the Year, George Kreeger;

Special Recognition for 50 Years Perfect Attendance, Rodney Hogue. New officers and Board members are Richard Wingate, President; Ron Huck, Vice President; Cam Jones, Vice President; Ed Forscher, Secretary; Ken Smith, Treasurer; Betty Turley; Immediate Past President; Sarah Monsour, Bill Ransom, Wil Sikes, Wayne Waddell, Larry Gresham, and Matt McNally, Directors.

VININGS GOLFER HITS HOLE IN ONE

Vinings resident Andrew Hough hit a hole-in-one at the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Cadillac Golf Classic Tournament at Cherokee Town & Country Club in Atlanta on Oct. 15. It was the first ace to ever occur during the charity golf outing, which generated more than $63,000 to support the National Kidney Foundation’s local programs in early detection, public education, patient advocacy and research. “The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Cadillac Golf Classic Tournament was a fun way to promote a worthwhile cause and to show support for my law partner, who is a kidney transplant recipient. Making my first ace and helping my team qualify for the finals at Pebble Beach made a terrific day that much better,” said Hough, who is a partner with McGuireWoods LLP in Atlanta.

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Tiffany Freeman-Miles, James Miles and daughter Mackenzie. Miles and her husband moved to Smyrna. While in D.C. she honed her people skills, learning to meet her customers’ needs. She carries that talent through to her insurance clients. She learned that it is important to listen to what the client has to say and to hear what their needs are. Although new to Nationwide, Ms. Miles has also worked with State Farm and Allstate agencies. She has eight years of insurance experience. She is working from an office in the West Village, 4600 W Village Place, Suite 4005, Smyrna, and hopes to have her own agency in the future. A Florida native who grew up in Tallahassee, the Miles family, including husband James and seven year-old daughter Mackenzie, and their dog live in Smyrna. She can be reached through her web site at www.nationwide.com/tiffanyfreeman; by calling 470-345-4358 or by email freemt1@nationwide.com.

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FALL FESTIVAL AT VININGS JUBILEE

Vinings Jubilee Fall Festival was on Saturday, Oct. 20 enjoyed a great turnout. There was face painting, a petting zoo, hayrides and pumpkin decorating and pumpkins for sale. Proceeds from the pumpkin sales and face painting benefited the American Cancer Society.

NOTES & NOTICES 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. 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 NOVEMBER 23 deadline with publication the week of DECEMBER 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 770426-9388 or e-mail 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.


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Community Calendar

Lung Cancer Screenings $199 per individual or $299 per couple.*

Continued from Page 11

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 theamys@bellsouth.net ••• 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! (no industry restrictions). A Business After-Hours is held the 3rd Tuesday of each month. ••• VININGS VILLAGE CIVIC CLUB meets the first Monday of each month September through June at 6:30 p.m. at various locations around Vinings. For further information, e-mail us at viningscivicclub@gmail.com or visit our new website: viningsvillagecivicclub.org. Members and Guests are welcome. SUPPORT GROUPS ALATEEN and Al-Anon Family Groups meet every Monday at 8 p.m. at the Ridgeview Institute in the Day Hospital. 3995 S Cobb Drive, Smyrna ••• CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, The Star Group To help patients and their families feel more hopeful and less alone through the mutual sharing of thoughts, feelings, and concerns related to living with, and surviving cancer. Fourth Thursday of each month at Noon. (A light lunch is served) WellStar Cobb Hospital Magnolia Room Group leader: Raymond Coffman Please call 770-732-3780 to RSVP. ••• NAMI SOUTH COBB has monthly meetings on the 4th Tuesday of each month 7 to 8:30 p.m., except Dec. Macland Presbyterian Church 3615 Macland Road Powder Springs. Kathleen Breen, 770-943-5322, rkbreen@comcast.net. Our programs are educational and supportive. They provide insight and share information of getting the assistance we need. NAMI South Cobb Connections – Contact: Patricia Kramer, 770-222-3211, patmkramer@bellsouth.net for information. ••• OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Meeting Every Monday at 7 p.m. Cumberland United Methodist 2375 Paces Ferry Road, Smyrna. ••• PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP. Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna offers a new Parkinson’s Disease Support Group from 2 – 4 p.m. on the last Wednesday of Every Month in the hospital cafeteria. Please join us for this FREE class. Call 770-438-5220 to register or for more information. ••• RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL Self-help support group for stress, anxiety, depression, etc. Meets every Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 4300 King Springs Road SE, Smyrna, in the old rectory next to the church. Contact Alicia Garcia at 678-665-5233 for more information. ••• 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, Atlanta 30339) the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. For additional information, and to confirm times, please contact Visions Anew at 770-953-2882 or visionsanew.org. ••• E-mail your organization’s calendar news to news@brightsidecobb.com. Deadline for the DECEMBER issue is NOVEMBER 26 with publication the week of DECEMBER 3. Calendar items are accepted from civic groups, nonprofits, schools and church organizations and run as space is available. Due to the increasing number of calendar listings, please keep announcements brief. Please do NOT send calendar announcements in flyer format. For more information about submitting calendar items or other news, contact us at 770-426-9388 or by e-mail to news@brightsidecobb.com. Find updated calendar items on our website at www. brightsidecobb.com.

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MASQUERADE CASINO PARTY FOR JUNIOR LEAGUE

Members of Junior League of Cobb-Marietta recently transformed Delmar Gardens of Smyrna into a Vegas casino party with a masquerade ball spin. The event raised more than $2,000 benefiting the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta. Guests enjoyed appetizers and cocktails as they “mysteriously” paraded through the party in their finest masquerade mask while being entertained by the Denise McSpadden Duo. Games included favorites such as roulette and blackjack, and a magnificent raffle. It was an exciting time had by all. Celebrating its 80th year of service, the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta is an organization of women that is committed to improving the community through voluntarism. Their vision is to serve as a true catalyst for community change by creating a legacy of service to the children and families of Cobb County. The Delmar Gardens Family was honored to support such an astounding organization for a second year in a row. For more information on Delmar Gardens of Smyrna, a luxury retirement, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation center please contact Brittney Young, Marketing Specialist, at 770-432-4444 or BYoung@delmargardens.com.

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THE BRIGHT SIDE

Smyrna/Vinings - South Cobb 770-426-9388 news@brightsidecobb.com

Reach 40,000 homes of new customers within 5-10 miles of

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Each edition of The Bright Side: • Reaches some 40,000 upscale, single-family homes in your market area. • Reaches homes within 5-7 miles – a 10 minute driving time or less. • Is direct mailed to homes – not thrown on the driveway or left at the convenience store. • Is also distributed at select advertiser locations, Smyrna Library, Smyrna Visitors Center, Vinings Welcome Center and Cumberland Mall.

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What people say about The Bright Side: “I get a call every month when the paper comes out. There hasn’t been a month when I haven’t gotten a call from the ad.” -- Jason Raper, Jasons’ Lawn Service

• Is read. People read it from cover to cover and use the Calendar page in the center to plan activities throughout a full 30 days or more.

“I am very happy with the Bright Side. It provides new business for me and is one of the top three ads I use. I highly recommend it. -- Greg Snyder, Little Bear Tree Service

• Commit to advertising three times in a row and we’ll write a story about you and your business.

“I love your paper, I read it every month.” -- Shirley Brecht, Smyrna resident.

 Smyrna & Vinings 30080, 30082, 30339 and Vinings Estates  South Cobb 30082, 30126, 30106, 30111, 30168 Greater Smyrna, Mableton, Austell & Clarkdale Each Edition has a mailed circulation of 20,000+ Homes * Based on a Half page ad at $900 in combination to 40,000 homes.

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