October 2013 Smyrna Vinings Bright Side

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come back together, squirt water, and are launched by catapult across the stage. Scott Thompson will be performing for your listening pleasure. Thompson, one of the founding members of Peachtree Station, will entertain you with all your favorite songs on Veteran’s Memorial grand lawn adjacent to the Fall Jonquil Food Court. Artisans are from all over the southeast and feature their own hand made crafts, paintings, clothing, furniture, jewelry and much more. The festival foods include: pizza, cotton candy, candy apples, corn dogs, hand-dipped ice cream, snow cones, polish sausage, chicken sandwiches, and BBQ. The children’s activities area will have interactive inflatable activities, sand art, and more. The festival hours of operation are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 and Noon - 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27. Admission is FREE. Eat delicious food, shop, check out the puppet show, play and then relax on the Veteran’s Memorial grand lawn while you sing a long with the acoustic sounds of Scott Thompson.

Is your family ready if disaster strikes? “Being prepared for the hazards we Whether it is a tornado, flood, or just a face is a shared responsibility,” said Robert power outage, the City of Smyrna is workSamaan, of FEMA Region IV. He noted ing to help you be ready. that only 30 percent of Americans have a In September, the city of Smyrna household preparedness plan. launched Ready Smyrna’s PrepareAThon!SM, a communitybased campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience. The new initiative is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) America’s PrepareAthon! campaign announced earlier this month in Washington, D.C. Ready Smyrna’s PrepareAthon will raise awareness and promote action among residents, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, and other community stakeholders. “We will be providing resources and educational opportunities to prepare our citizens for all types of disasters in their daily Red Cross volunteers and Smyrna Firemen stand environments” stated Smyrna ready for an emergency. Mayor A. Max Bacon. “The flooding in Smyrna is the first community in the this area a few years ago, last spring’s torregion to establish a PrepareAThon, which nado in Adairsville, and the recent workis scheduled in March, Samaan said. place and school shootings are risks we The Red Cross’ Terri Bador-Ducket face in our own community.” said there are numerous apps and websites According to the National Weather that will “provide you with the tools you Service, a tornado striking Smyrna similar need for lifesaving action so you can come to the one that impacted Adairsville would up with your own personal game plan.” have caused substantial damage and potenA new website for the public (www. tially greater loss of life. “The compariReadySmyrna.com) will provide resources, sons should be a wakeup call for everyone educational materials, and preparedness in Smyrna,” said the Mayor. The Weather tips. The website is supported by the Ready Service says approximately 7,000 people Georgia initiative sponsored by the Georgia would have been in the direct path of the Emergency Management Agency (GEMA). tornado had it tracked over downtown. In “This is a great resource for anyone who addition, researchers in Alabama and Misneeds preparedness education materials, sissippi have discovered greater occurcustomizable disaster supply kit lists, and rences of strong to violent tornadoes across descriptions of various hazards and risks in the Southeast U.S. and not in the traditional Georgia,” said Gary Kelly, GEMA Deputy “tornado alley” areas of the Midwest. Director of Homeland Security.

Vinings Historic Preservation Society is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year. To commemorate this special occasion, VHPS will host a “Celebration of Preservation” cocktail and dinner party commemorating the Society’s preservation efforts. The evening will also honor the family of the late Felix Cochran, the developer of Vinings Jubilee. Felix’s vision was to build a “town center” that would feature turn-of-the century architecture celebrating the community’s colorful past. The exquisite affair will take place on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. at The Historic Pace House and Old Pavilion on Paces Mill Road. The party will benefit the Society’s Keeping Pace capital campaign, now in its second year of fundraising to support much needed restoration of the historic buildings located in the center of Vinings Village and under the care of VHPS. The affair will be designed by Avenue Event Design and will feature the creative cuisine of Avenue Catering Concepts, both

VHPS Celebration of Preservation Chairs Gardner, and Josie Carlyle divisions of Saratoga Event Group. Montaluce Winery and Estates will provide the wine pairings for the evening. The event Chairs, Holly Gardner, Josie Carlyle and Rebecca McCune promise an evening to remember.

A wide variety of arts and crafts will be available at the Fall Jonquil Festival on Smyrna’s Village Green Oct. 26 & 27.


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The City of Smyrna welcomes all on the weekend of Oct. 26 and 27. The Fall Jonquil Festival is held on the beautiful Village Green in downtown Smyrna, next to the fabulous Market Village. The festival will feature more than 125 hand-made arts & crafts booths, local non-profit booths, puppet shows, live music, plenty of festival foods, and all types of children’s activities. There will also have local entertainment on the stage in front of the library. Friends of the Smyrna Library will have their 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 distributing Jonquil Bulbs and promoting a cleaner Smyrna. The Smyrna Golden K Kiwanis will be selling fresh Georgia pecans. Peter Hart will be bringing his Atlanta Puppet Show to the Fall Jonquil Festival. Peter’s festival puppet show has appeal to everyone in a family audience with unique marionettes and puppet characters that sing, dance, juggle, play fiddle, break apart and


are, from left, Rebecca McCune, Holly For more information please contact Gillian Greer at 770-432-3343 or visit the website at www.vinings.org. Donations to the Keeping Pace capital campaign may also be made on the website.

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Comments By Cathy FUN, FESTIVALS AND PUMPKINS CELEBRATE FALL By Cathy Shattles Lipsett Editor/Publisher The Saturday morning air is crisp, cool, and energizing. The afternoon sun is warm but not hot. I’m a Georgia girl and I love our October weather. Taking advantage of this lovely fall air are the many festivals, events, and barbeque dinners going on throughout the southern Cobb area. As I compiled our community calendar for October, I was amazed at the variety of events for folks of all ages. From October and into November there are celebrations at schools, churches and on the Village Green. With beautiful weather and fun events our community comes together to mingle and enjoy the festivities from Vinings to Austell. Early in October there is Restaurant Week in Vinings Jubilee. But for more down home dining, one of our favorites is the Tillman Church’s annual Barbeque on the 12th with wonderful food, and a yard sale with some really good deals. Another favorite is the Storytelling festival at the Mable House in Mableton on the 19th. Storytellers in period dress, Lions Club Barbeque, blacksmithing, hayrides for the children, and so much more. Pumpkins patches are all around the towns. Gina Bridges will hold hers on the 12th and Cumberland United Methodist

Church will hold a Party in the Pumpkin Patch with storytelling on the 18th. As the month comes to an end, we will be enjoying the Jonquil Festival on the Village Green in Smyrna on the 26 and 27th with food, crafts, and children games. I love the fun and festivals that lead up to the end of October. Whether you are empty nesters like us, or a single person, or a parent with children there is are events just waiting for your enjoyment. (Calendar events are listed in the print edition with a complete listing on our website at www.brightsidecobb.com)

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sal regeneration and zero tissue rejection, By Dr. Derek Conte this therapy is still being developed. Yet Total Hip Replacement (THR) is the there are companies selling stem cell treatreplacement of the ball and socket portions ments for $30,000 per shot. Please consult of the hip joint with plastic, metal or ceramic with your surgeon first! parts which resist wear and tear. The intenThough THR may be the best tion is to relieve pain and increase course for some, there are conjoint function, giving the patient a servative treatments for hip pain chance at a fuller life. If conservathat may help delay, or even avoid tive care doesn’t improve sympradical surgery, such as Chirotoms or function, hip replacement practic, Acupuncture, Massage, may be considered (the success nutritional enhancement and exerrate is stated to be about 90% and cise (best done in combination). I last 10-15 years) even with its sigthink it is important that a person nificant risks. If your hip is “killing you” Dr. Derek Conte explore alternatives to surgery and have input from both the medical and you can’t run, jog or even side and the alternative side. Integrated walk without pain anymore; can’t go up Care is no longer a thing of the future but the stairs or enjoy life nearly as much, it’s here now, in a growing number of hospitime to do something! It is my experience tals, to the great benefit of the patients. when co-managing patients with orthopeAs an example, a patient was considering dic and neurosurgeons, that they really try joint replacements in BOTH legs seven to avoid surgery unless other avenues have years ago and started chiropractic care at been completely exhausted. But let’s say that time. She still gets adjusted monthly, you’ve already run the gamut of alternaalmost never complains of joint pain and tives to surgery and you’re ready to take hasn’t had the need for the surgery. While the big step. There are a few things you this case may seem extraordinary, it is posshould know: sible to have such favorable outcomes. The • Anterior vs. Posterior vs. Anterolatpossibilities are only limited by Nature, the eral approaches: An anterior approach (from doctor’s skill, and the patient’s own innate the front of the hip) leaves much less tissue ability to heal. damage and blood loss in its wake, allowDr. Derek Conte is co-founder of Chiing shorter recovery time and a smaller ropractic Specialists on Concord Rd. in incision than the posterior approach. The Smyrna. Questions? Call 404-784-6008. anterolateral approach allows for better leg For past articles, testimonials, photos and length symmetry and less chance of disloFAQ’s, go to drderekconte.com. cation later. Ask your surgeon. • Metal allergies / tests for sensitivity: If you listen to TV commercials, you’ll notice law firms that are conducting class-action law suits due to unexpected reactions to, or rejections of, the implant material used in THR procedures. Before you choose your material you should have a blood test to determine your sensitivity to commonly used materials. I have had patients take this test and discovered they reacted unfavorably to one material but were fine with another. One is back in Italy now, doing fine with her hip replacement years later. This is a little-known test so please feel free to call or have your surgeon call me for the details on how to get the test done. • Stem cell injections: While theoretically exciting, with the promise of univer-

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IT’S TIME TO PLANT JONQUILS October ushers in Keep Smyrna Beautiful’s annual “Jonquil Gold Rush” with the delivery of 20,000 Carlton jonquil bulbs to the Smyrna Recycling Center. The bulbs will be $15 for a bag of 50 and will be available at Backyard Feed and Seed (1565 Roswell St.), the Smyrna Recycling Center (645 Smyrna Hill Drive), and at the Keep Smyrna Beautiful booth during the Fall Festival on Oct. 26 and 27. Each year as

part of the project, hundreds of bulbs are donated to schools and planted on public lands. The bulbs are sold at or near cost to make them affordable for mass planting in Smyrna. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to beautify your yard and to promote our status as the “Jonquil City” at a great price! Instructions for planting are included.

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Julie and Charles Mayfield—longtime Smyrna residents, BTB CrossFit Vinings gym owners, and authors of the bestselling cookbook Paleo Comfort Foods, are about to release their second cookbook, Quick & Easy Paleo Comfort Foods: 100+ Delicious Gluten-Free Recipes. In their newest cookbook, the Mayfields bring fans another serving of over 100 Paleo-approved recipes that are quick, easy, healthy, and irresistibly delicious. The Paleo movement is wildly popular and continues to gain momentum as millions of people discover the undeniable health benefits and effortless weight loss that come from eliminating gluten, legumes, and grains from their diets and eating whole foods instead. As busy home cooks with an infant son and a thriving gym business, the Mayfields know that being able to prepare Paleo meals quickly and easily are key factors to sustaining a Paleo lifestyle. In Quick & Easy Paleo Comfort Foods, Julie and Charles share an impressive selection of Paleo-approved recipes, including Curried Deviled Eggs, Creamy Cauliflower & Chicken Soup, Almond-Crusted Pork Tenderloin, Halibut with Cilantro Pesto, Chicken Saltimbocca, and Molasses Ginger Cookies, that are easy to prepare without spending countless hours in the kitchen.

The book was released in September. Julie and Charles began living a Paleo lifestyle in 2009 and brought their love of home cooking and the Paleo movement to the masses through their first work, Paleo Comfort Foods. Charles graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in business and spent 13 years building a successful practice as a certified financial planner. Julie has nearly 15 years of culinary experience in educational settings, commercial kitchens and private homes. At their gym, BTB CrossFit Vinings, the Mayfields have spearheaded several Paleo challenges for hundreds of clients, resulting in many inches lost and lives changed.

TEASLEY ELEMENTARY CELEBRATES 50 YEARS Known as “the best little school in Georgia,” Teasley Elementary has reason to boast. This month marks the school’s 50th year of providing education to young minds in Smyrna and Vinings. A special celebration/open house for alumni, students, parents, teachers, and local dignitaries was held on Sunday, Oct. 13 complete with birthday cake and a performance by the school’s Music Club. Named after the first principal, Roy A. Teasley, of nearby Fitzhugh Lee Elementary School, the school opened its doors to students in Grades 1-8 in 1963. By 1978, the kindergarten program was added. Today, Teasley’s student population is 735 students, and growing. Growing so fast, that this year, the school is undergoing a major construction project that has split the students into two campuses: one at the former Brown Elementary and the other at Teasley’s 3640 Spring Hill Road location. This project consists of a 20- classroom addition, relocation of existing administrative/student services areas, a kitchen addition and cafeteria expansion, a new gymnasium to replace the existing facility,

and various mechanical/electrical system upgrades. School Principal Leslie Mansfield says, “when its all finished, students and teachers will have an exciting opportunity to continue a tradition of excellence at Teasley.” The school has always been innovative in its community outreach: its chorus regularly performs at the annual Vinings Christmas Tree Lighting; the International Night, bringing multi-cultures together, has been a great success; and the Teasley PAWS Foundation-named to honor the school’s Tiger mascot-has encouraged surrounding businesses and community groups to provide funds and in-kind donations for muchneeded special projects, including paying for a Science Specialist to be part of the school’s staff. Foundation President Elizabeth McRae said, “The generosity of our corporate and civic club partners has made it possible for school administrators and teachers to be more creative in their approach to educating our children and solidly preparing them for high school and beyond.” For more information on Teasley, visit www.cobbk12.org/teasley.

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(A full version of our calendar for Smyrna/ Vinings and Mableton/Austell is available on our website: www.brightsidecobb.com) OCTOBER 11: FALL FESTIVAL. Sanders Elementary PTA will be hosting its annual Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. We are currently signing up vendors to participate in our Fall Festival. Vendors interested in participating should contact Natasha Sherman, Sanders ES PTA President at nsptasanders@gmail. com. Please do not call the school directly. ••• 11-13: USED BOOK SALE. The Cobb County Public Library System’s semi-annual book sale Oct. 11-13 at Jim R. Miller Park, Marietta. www.cobbcat.org ••• 12: PUMPKIN PATCH. Gina Bridges’ popular Pumpkin Patch will welcome children (and adults) on Saturday, Oct. 12. ••• 12: TILLMAN ANNUAL BBQ. Saturday, Oct. 12 8 a.m. til 3. Come early in the morning for sausage and biscuits and stay for lunch. 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, or to reserve a vendor space call us at 404590-0851. 940 Concord Road, Smyrna. ••• 13: TEASLEY ELEMENTARY School’s 50th Anniversary Celebration: Current and former student families and staff are invited on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 3-5 p.m. The school is located at 3640 Spring Hill Road, Smyrna. Overflow parking with shuttle will be available at Campbell Middle School, 3295 South Atlanta Road. RSVP: teasley50th@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/events/429691360482511 or 770-437-5945. ••• 15: DIZZINESS SEMINAR. Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna will offer a class on “Dizziness and the Older Adult” on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. To register, call 770-319-2025. ••• 16: CUMBERLAND AREA COUNCIL Wednesday, Oct. 16. Location: The Georgian Club. 11:45 a.m. Speaker: Brian Harriss of Moonlighting Tech. Program: The Best Apps for business. Registration at www.cobbchamber.org closes Oct. 14 at noon ••• 16: VIRTUAL MEETUP. Stop Judging Yourself: Virtual Meetup Wed, Oct 16th, 7 p.m. Are you are a woman who has limited your success, well-being and achievements because of judgment and criticism? If so, be a part of this virtual meet up and learn to think, feel and act differently so that you can go from never feeling good enough to feeling perfect as you are. Join Maureen from the comfort of your favorite chair for this powerful hour. Please email Maureen at maureen@maureenroecoaching.com to save your spot and receive dial-in information. ••• 18: PARTY IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH on Friday, Oct. 18 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. Join us for this fun family event, which will include food, games, crafts, bounce house and bake sale. All pumpkin proceeds go towards the Mission and Ministry of the church. www.cumberlandmethodist.com for more information about Cumberland UMC.” ••• 19: STORYTELLING FESTIVAL. Fun for the whole family at the annual Storytelling Festival takes place at the historic Mable House, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. Seven storytellers will weave their tales Saturday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 at this free fall festival. There will be hayrides, music, children’s craft-making, blacksmithing, weaving, quilting, corn husking, puppet shows, panning for gold, old-fashioned games, a petting zoo (12:30-2:30) and pony rides (11-1 p.m.)! Candied apples, vegetable plate lunches, cotton candy, fresh baked goods, and barbecue from the Lion’s Club will be available for sale during the event. Call the Mable House Arts Center 770-819-3285 for more information. ••• 19: SPOOKTACULAR CHASE, a 5K race benefiting Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia. 8 a.m. Race Day Registration begins at 7 a.m. Oct. 19 at Cobb Park (across from Campbell High School) 2776 Sanford Road Smyrna. Register at active.com / www.spooktacularchase.com / enter BSide2013 for $5 off. For more information Email lily.pabian@gmail. com


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••• 20: AFTERNOON TEA. The Foundation of Emory-Adventist Hospital will host a Ladies Afternoon Tea on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Gardens of Kennesaw Mountain. Gather your friends and enjoy a ladies afternoon out to hear guest speaker, Martha Lanier, present THE POWER OF CHOICE: How to overcome Challenges and Manage Stress. Lanier is a breast cancer and heart attack sur-



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vivor. Proceeds Benefiting the Good Works of The Foundation of Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna. Purchase tickets online at www.smyrnacares.org or call 770-438-5233. ••• 22: JONQUIL GARDEN CLUB program “Attracting Birds and Wildlife to Your Garden” by Mickey Gazaway, Oct. 22, 10:30 – 12:30 p.m. Horticulturist and long-time Master Gardner in several counties, Mickey will present a program demonstrating the best plants, feeders, various foods and houses guaranteed to bring birds to the garden. Mickey presently works with Pike’s Nurseries serving as Garden Club Coordinator and Speaker for the company. She does the “Pike’s Picks” for the Walter Reeves Garden Show on Saturday mornings and occasionally hosts or co-hosts the show. For further information regarding registration or inquiries about membership, contact Marilynn Parker at 770-949-6640. www.jonquilgardenclub.org ••• 22: “WOMEN’S WELLNESS FORUM” Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna will host a on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. Oct. is breast cancer awareness month and a great time to get the information you need regarding women’s health issues such as proper self-breast exams, unusual uterine bleeding, uterine fibroids, hormones and even fertility problems. Wear pink to this event to show your support of breast cancer awareness. Call 770-319-2025 to register. ••• 24: OCTOBER HAUNT AFTER HOURS. Thursday, Oct. 24. Location: Six Flags Over Georgia. 5 to 8 p.m. $15 per person (includes park admission). Park open to event attendees only. In partnership with the South Cobb Business Association. Registration at www.cobbchamber.org closes Oct. 13 at noon ••• 26: INTERNTIONAL ACADAMY FESTIVAL. The International Academy of Smyrna, 2144 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna, is having its Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 to 2 p.m. For more information please contact Rene Ayers at areneayers@yahoo.com. ••• 26: BELMONT HILLS 60TH CELEBRATION. Belmont Hills Elementary School, 605 Glendale Place, Smyrna celebrates 60 years of educating Smyrna’s youth. Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Games, prizes, food. ••• 31: FALL FESTIVAL Thursday, Oct. 31, 6- 9 pm. LIFE CHURCH Smyrna Assembly of God, 4100 King Springs Rd. Smyrna featuring free games, inflatables, food, cake-walk, pony rides, health screenings, costume contests and more Email info@MyLifeChurchSmyrna.com Website: www.MyLifeChurchSmyrna.com or call 770-435-5478 NOVEMBER 4: VININGS VILLAGE CIVIC CLUB. Monthly meeting will be on Monday Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Vinings United Methodist Church, 3101 Paces Mill Road. Leonard Hays will speak on the Affordable Care Act. “ ••• 9: VININGS CELEBRATION OF PRESERVATION, Saturday, Nov. 9 at The Pace House and Old Pavilion, 7 p.m. Vinings Historic Preservation Society is celebrating its twentieth anniversary and VHPS will host a “Celebration of Preservation” cocktail and dinner party commemorating the Society’s preservation efforts. For more information please contact Gillian Greer at 770-432-3343 or visit our website at www.vinings.org. ••• 11: SMYRNA VETERANS DAY CEREMONY - Nov 11 beginning at 11 a.m. The City of

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Smyrna, the Smyrna Veterans Committee, The Veterans Memorial Association of Smyrna, and American Legion Post 160 will sponsor Smyrna’s Veterans Day Ceremony. At new location across from City Hall at the Twentieth Century Veterans Memorial on the corner of Bank Street and King Street, the Ceremony is free and open to the public. Seating will start after 10 a.m. Guest speakers will be Major General (Ret) Thomas A. Wessels and Past Commander, De-






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partment (State) of Georgia, American Legion, Bill Lienhop. ••• 13: “STAYING SAFE FOR THE HOLIDAYS” offered by Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. Learn how to be proactive in defending yourself and detect the warning signs of potential thieves. Call 770-319-2025 before Nov. 6 to make your reservation.

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WEEKLY EVENTS SMYRNA BUSINESS EXCHANGE. Every Thursday from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Smyrna Community Center. 770-795-5079. ••• 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 information, access AmericanLegionPost160.org or call 770-436-2501. ••• ATLANTA FREETHOUGHT, Regular Meeting at 1 p.m. every 2nd Sunday. 4775 N. Church Lane, Smyrna (a mile inside I-285, just off Atlanta Rd). Our historic building was a church in Smyrna/Vinings for 141 years. We’re a nonprofit educational organization and meetings/ programs are free and open to the public. Call 678-662-3857 or visit our website, www.atlantafreethought.org, for more about us. ••• CUMBERLAND VININGS OPTIMIST CLUB: Meeting for breakfast the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Vinings Club, 2859 Paces Ferry Road NW. We are an inclusive club dedicated to community service and welcome everyone to come as our guest to a meeting of your choice. ••• MANAGING DIABETES WITH INSULIN. Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna offers a free class on “Managing Diabetes with Insulin” the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. This free class is held in the hospital cafeteria. Please call the Education Department at 770-437-6913 to register or for further questions. ••• LIONS CLUB SMYRNA JONQUIL. The club meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday for lunch at noon at the Smyrna Community Center. Contact club Secretary Lisa Lawrence at 770333-0772 for more information. ••• E-mail your organization’s calendar news to news@brightsidecobb.com. Deadline for the NOVEMBER issue is OCTOBER 23 with publication the week of NOVEMBER 4. Calendar items are accepted from civic groups, non-profits, schools and church organizations and run as space is available. Due to the increasing number of calendar listings, please keep announcements brief. Please do NOT send calendar announcements in flyer format. For more information about submitting calendar items or other news, contact us at 770-426-9388 or by e-mail to news@brightsidecobb.com. Find updated calendar items on our website at www. brightsidecobb.com.

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Jonathan Brinson saw a problem and turned it into an opportunity after learning that Smyrna does not accept glass in its curbside recycling program. Glass is accepted at the city’s recycling center, but it needs to be sorted by color and if it breaks, it can lower the value of other recycled materials, such as newspaper. Brinson said he is committed to “Anything that we can do keep things out of the landfill and reduce, reuse or recycle.” After talking to neighbors who also wanted to “be green” and recycle responsibly, he decided to start a service that would pick up and sort the glass recyclables and deliver them to the City of Smyrna Recycling Center. He gets no payment for the glass itself, but his customers pay for the once or twice a month pickup. Customers pay $6 per month for one time a month pick up, or $10 for a twice monthly pick. Brinson said that he is picking up some 812,000 pounds of glass per month. Brinson makes his pickups on the first and third Saturday of each month. Brinson began his service in January and noted “I’m not competing with the city, I’m supplementing them.” “Keep Smyrna Beautiful likes that I am bringing glass to the facility,” he said. Individuals can still take glass to the Smyrna Recycling and Education Center at 645 Smyrna Hill Drive, but the city will not pick it up. Brinson works as southeastern regional manager for an environmental services firm in Atlanta. He received his Masters in geological engineering at the

Glass from a recycling pickup is ready to go to the city’s recycling center. South Dakota School of Mines after earning a bachelor at West Georgia College. He and his wife, Aimee have lived in Smyrna, for the past eight years. “I want to know that what I am setting aside to recycle is actually going to be recycled,” he said. His typical customer is a busy homeowner who wants to recycle and is looking for someone to take this off their plate He pointed out that a glass bottle is 100 percent recyclable. “This is a low-cost way to maximize glass recycling. If you’re not currently recycling your glass because it’s inconvenient, we take that inconvenience away,” he said. For more information contact Brinson at 770-344-8864 or brinsonrecycling.com.


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MUSIC STUDIO EXPANDS, OFFERS NEW PROGRAMS With the school year under way, there is no better way to supplement a child’s education than by enriching his or her schedule with the arts! Local parents need look no further than the newly expanded Music Studio at Vinings. Located at 4686 S. Atlanta Road, Smyrna, this arts center has more than doubled its original size. Owner and operator Cecilia Rowe expresses “We are so excited to serve this wonderful community with an all-encompassing fine arts hub!” The Music Studio offers music lessons in most all instruments seven days a week: piano, voice, guitar, drums, brass, strings and woodwinds. Each of the instructors teaches a variety of instruments, methods, and styles of music. There are numerous fun, quality classes for children and adults being offered at The Music Studio as well. These include etiquette, theatre and dance, adult and kids comedy, group music classes, chess, and knitting classes. Most classes will be $50 per month, running on 8-week sessions, starting the week of October 1. The Art Room welcomes Susan Pavone of “Art A La Carte” into the Studio family. The Art Room will feature themed afternoon art classes, specialty classes like sketching and sewing and knitting, and kids birthday parties on the weekends. For Adults, there will be fabulous BYOB adult art classes at night, as well as Open Studio and “Coffee and Canvas” in the mornings. For “Mommy and Me” activities, The Music Studio offers Miss Jennifer’s

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NOTES & NOTICES HELP WANTED CHICK-FIL-A ACCEPTING RESUMES Chick-fil-A in the Cumberland/Cobb Galleria area is looking for energetic leadership, hospitality-driven individuals for Management, Supervisors, Office Manager and Kitchen positions. Applicants must be customer service oriented. To apply, send resume to 00070applications@gmail.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. SERVICES CAREGIVER SERVICES AVAILABLE Let me care for your love one. I have years of experience. I can run errands, go on doctor’s visits, shopping, or assist with what ever your needs may be. Call 678-309-0900 or 404-8198222. LITTLE BEAR TREE SERVICE Little Bear Tree Service offers complete tree removal with care and quality assured. At Little Bear we are “pruning and shaping specialists, storm damage specialists, fully insured, and provide 24 hour emergency service.” Ask about our monthly specials. Free, prompt estimates and work at competitive rates. Call 404-9759831. VOLUNTEERS CSB SEEKS OFFICE ASSISSTANT Volunteers make a difference in the lives of our clients. The Cobb Community Services Board (CSB) needs volunteers as assistants in various office positions including help with data entry and filing, in various program sites in Marietta, Smyrna, and Lithia Springs. Volunteers should have good organizational and computer skills and willing to make a six month commitment of at least one four hour shift per week. For more

information contact CSB Volunteer Coordinator Mary Robeck at 770-429-5018. MEALS ON WHEELS Meals on Wheels has a great need for volunteer drivers to deliver meals in the fowling areas: Austell, Smyrna, Mableton, Powder Springs, and Marietta. If you have some time to volunteer as a MOW driver, or if you belong to an organization that would like to “Adopt-A-Route,” call Shelia Perkins, Volunteer Coordinator at 770-528-5381. 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 OCTOBER 23 deadline with publication the week BOVEMBER 5. 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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By Heather Donahue there best option. Life is short and you only In the past columns we have looked live once so you deserve to be happy. Make at some of the recurring questions people the best choices with the time you tend to ask a family law attorhave. ney when considering a potential Consider that if you have childivorce. dren, how will it impact them? Every situation is unique, but Historically parties have stayed here are some more answers to together for the kids. Now, parthese common questions. ties realize that staying together In the first column we talked may be harmful for the children. about the most common question Many resources are available to beginning with, “Do I even need a families going through divorce. lawyer?” Last month we discussed Heather Courts offer classes for parents we discussed the question of “Can Donahue going through a divorce. Some I Afford to get divorced?” courts and churches offer courses This month we ask: for children as well. A divorce is not the Are you emotionally ready for a end of the family. divorce? The decision to divorce can be Heather C. Donahue, of Merritt & tough. Temporary problems could subFletcher, LLC, specializes in divorce and side but a decision to split is permanent. family law. The firm is located in the In addition to a caring and capable divorce Market Village in downtown Smyrna. She lawyer, couples’ counseling, time, advice can be contacted at: 404-445-0470 or at from family, friends, and ministers could Heather@MerrittFletcher.com. help a couple decide whether a divorce is

SPOOKTACULAR CHASE BENEFITS VRS It’s time to start lacing and get Chasin’ as runners register for the Fifth Annual Spooktacular Chase 5K/1K on Oct. 19. The Spooktacular Chase is a Halloween themed 5k/1K race through the historic streets of Smyrna. The race, benefitting Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia, starts on Cobb Park at the corner of Sanford and Powder Springs (across from Campbell High School). New this year are Finisher’s Awards (sponsored by Waffle House), and the

Monster Market Pre Race Expo (a special opportunity for Sponsors to showcase their businesses and meet our racers before Race Day). Consider it a Pre Race Party. Racers will conquer the Haunting Hills of Smyrna (with some ghoulish surprises) and relish in our signature long sleeve, technical race shirts just in time for Fall! The race begins at 8 a.m. with Race Day Registration open at 7 a.m. To register go to active.com / www.spooktacularchase. com / enter BSIDE2013 for $5 off.


Can you believe sunny days are ahead? The rainy season is behind us and yes the leaves are ever so slightly changing colors. All these are signs that it’s time for some Tillman BBQ. Can’t you smell the fire cooking all night? Hear the rustling of people scampering to prepare the corn on the cob, fluffy fries, Brunswick stew and that sensational Barbeque pork. Bite into one of the home made cakes prepared by some of the best bakers in the county. Come by for the day or the night before to cheer on the cooks while they tend the flames of our twenty four hour simmering BBQ. Yes, on Oct. 12, Tillman United Methodist Church, 940 Concord Road, Smyrna, will once again be cooking up the pork BBQ and making the homemade Brunswick stew. Mark your calendars from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to enjoy the sun and fun on

the lawn of Tillman UMC. Come early in the morning for sausage and biscuits and stay for lunch. Why you really will have everything you need right here. Bring the entire family. There is something for all. Kids come and bring your friends for a day of exciting bouncy ride, crafts, face painting and so much more. You’ll have a day to remember! Vendors sign up today! Bring your goods and services. Plan to reserve a booth for the event. Booths will come in two sizes this year 10x10 or 10x20. Space is limited, so hurry to sign up now. To reserve space at the BBQ, call 404-590-0851. 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, or to reserve a vendor space call 404-590-0851.

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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. And our newest class ZUMBA is offered on Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m.! The Wolfe Adult Recreation Center also offers the following aquatic exercise classes: aqua tone and stretch, advanced water aerobics, low impact water aerobics, hip, knee and back class, ai chi, boot camp water aerobics and arthritis aqua class. There is also water walking and lap swimming times at the pool. The following activities are planned for October: Oct. 7 & 30 -- Cornhole; Oct. 8 -- Paint with Paula; Oct. 9 & 23 -- Writer’s Work Group; Oct. 14 -- Expand Your Exercise Horizons; Oct. 15 & 22 -- Pottery Class Oct. 16 -- Lunchtime Wellness Chat Oct. 17 -- Apple Orchard Trip Oct. 21 -- Healthy Foods Oct. 28 -- Fall Luncheon Oct. 29 -- Boo Bunco And 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 Road, Smyrna. Call 770-801-3400 for more information or reservations. Bunco -- Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1– 3 p.m. Free, Registration Required. Join us for a fun, easy game of dice that promises to be a good time and a chance to win prizes! Cobb County K-9 Patrol -- Tuesday, Oct. 15, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cost: $5 / $7 Non-resident; Registration required. Cobb County Police Department has five canine officers assigned to its K-9 Unit. Each of the dogs is a Belgian Malinois and all are dual purpose dogs; four are narcotics/patrol dogs, one is an explosives detection/patrol dog. Join us for a presentation and demonstration by one of Cobb County’s K-9 patrol officers and his K-9 partner.

Monday Movie Madness -- Monday, Oct. 21: “42,” 1– 3 p.m. Cost: $2 / $3 Nonresident; The life story of Jackie Robinson. Rated PG-13. Senior Foot Care -- Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1– 2 p.m. Free; Registration required. Experts say that problems with our feet can be the first sign of more serious medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and nerve and circulatory disorders. Register to hear what Dr. Barb Norvell of Atlanta Foot Care Center has to say about this. Bingo Bash -- Monday, Oct. 28, 1– 3 p.m. Cost: $3 / $4 Non-resident. Around the World Show & Tell -Wednesday, Oct. 30, 10:30 a.m. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to visit Antartica, join Cheryl Clements as she presents on her travels there. Mercier Orchards -- Thursday, Oct. 24, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Plan to travel with us for our annual apple trip. We will be traveling first to Dillard for lunch at the Dillard House, then after lunch we will travel to Blue Ridge to the Mercier Orchards! This is a wonderful all-day excursion where you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the North Georgia mountains. Cost: $60 Senior Council Member / $65 NonMember, Deadline: Oct. 17. Price includes motor coach transportation, admission fees, lunch, snacks and tips. No refunds after payment deadline date. Full refunds will be given if the trip is cancelled.

VETERAN’S DAY CEREMONY PLANNED The City of Smyrna, the Smyrna Veterans Committee, The Veterans Memorial Association of Smyrna, and American Legion Post 160 will sponsor Smyrna’s Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11. The Ceremony is free and open to the public. Seating will start after 10 a.m. in its new location across from City Hall at the Twentieth Century Veterans Memorial on the corner of Bank Street and King Street. Pre-ceremony music will be provided by the Whitefield Academy Band. The one-hour Program will start at 11 a.m. Guest speakers will be Major General (Ret) Thomas A. Wessels and Past Commander, Department (State) of Georgia, American Legion, Bill Lienhop. Breigha Young will sing the National Anthem and the Belmont Hills Elementary Choir will give a Music Salute to Veterans In case of inclement weather, the event will move to the Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna.





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WellStar Cobb Hospital Eric Waugh paints to the music.


This year’s Smyrna Heroes Gala celebrated, remembered, and honored Smyrna’s police officer and firefighter “heroes” with a fundraising auction and party. Preliminary numbers show the Gala netted just over $25,000 for the Smyrna Public Safety Foundation (SPSF). The Gala, in its fourth year, is the single largest fundraising event each year for the SPSF. Revenue the Gala generates helps the SPSF fund public safety improvements, disaster recovery support, community safety and outreach programs, recruitment and training, public service awards and recognition, a benevolent fund, the popular annual “Shop with a Hero” program, and other much-needed services and programs that benefit the entire community. Some 300 supporters enjoyed the fun and excitement of the Gala at Brawner Hall and bid on fabulous live and silent auction items. In addition, musical entertainment rocked Brawner Hall, beginning with the ambiance of the Campbell High School string quartet. Then Atlanta’s own Wesley Cook, an up-and-coming talent making his mark across the country, took the stage. The Glow Band lit up the later hours with the crowd dancing the night away. This year added another form of entertainment, with renowned contemporary artist Eric Waugh creating a painting live, inspired by the rhythms of the event’s musical talent. That painting was then offered in the live auction and sold to the highest bidder as a commemoration of the evening. Also new this year, the SPSF and the Gala Committee presented Community Service Awards. Honored for their generous support for the Smyrna Heroes Gala year after year were Kevin Drawe, Atkins Park Tavern; Carol Keith, Love Street Heart & Sole; Denise Serkedakis, The Vinings Club; and Ed Fitzgerald, Glock. Also receiving an award were Jim and Karen Carter, co-founders of the Smyrna Heroes Gala.

Roy Acree, Smyrna Acting Fire Chief, presents award to Carol King on Love Street Gifts.

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When you are in the hospital, (or simply in need of one), the last thing you want to worry about is being far from home. That’s why you should know of the comprehensive and quality care available at WellStar Cobb Hospital. Recent quality awards include two recognizing patient quality and safety from the Partnership for Health and Accountabilty (PHA). The annual awards recognize Georgia healthcare organizations for achievement in reducing the risk of medical errors and improving patient safety and medical outcomes. WellStar Cobb Hospital imparts quality and safety into every service offered, from our pediatric and adult Emergency services to our cardiac care and robotic surgery institute. When you need quality care, know that WellStar Cobb Hospital is here for you. For physician referral, please call 770-956-STAR.

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Page 17, October 2013


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

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

s s e n i s u B r u o Y COVERAGE AREA

Combination Ad Rates 1/2 Page ad $900 in Combination 2.25¢ per household 1/4 Page Ad $450 in Combination 1.125¢ per household

Greater Acworth

At less than


2.5 centsd*


Kennesaw I-75


per househ


Powder Springs Smyrna

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





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.

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