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2011

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On the Cover

Omega Learning Center offers superior CRCT Prep! See pages 20 — 21. (Cover photo courtesy of Create A Memory Studio & Photo Lab.)

Vote for your favorite Acworth/Kennesaw businesses. Vote online at www.AroundAboutAcworth.com. See pages 28 & 29.

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Community

Lifesytles

18 TOURNAMENT OF ROSES

36 INVESTOR ALERT The New IRS Reporting Rules 36 THE LOOK OF LOVE 38 BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU 40 TAX CREDITS EXTENDED FOR 2011! 40 WAYS TO A HEALTHY HEART 42 THE COOKING GEEK 42 OPTOMAP RETINAL EXAM 44 HOME REPAIRS AND ENHANCEMENTS 44 HYPOCRITE, OR HUMAN?

20 COVER STORY 26 CAPTAIN PLANET 28 — 29 READERS’ CHOICE - BEST OF THE BEST 32 — 33 SNOW PICTURES 34 ACWORTH BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

Celebrations 24 — 25 BIRTHDAYS

Crystal Carr and her husband, Rick Caffey, are the owners of AroundAbout Acworth. Crystal has owned several small businesses over the years and is a licensed Real Estate Agent. Rick has also owned several small businesses and is an active member of the Air Force Reserves. He is also a veteran of Desert Shield/Storm. 2

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Kennon & Helen Bennett

Tournament of Roses 2011 page 18

Haylee & Hayden enjoying the snow.

Acworth Snow Day Week page 32-33

In Every Issue community news birthdays

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captain planet

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acworth business association

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recalls

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church listings

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community numbers

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school information

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club listings

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elected & appointed officials

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classifieds

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advertiser index

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Contributors

City of Acworth 2010 All-America City Winner

Don Akridge, Kristy Alcala, Rick Caffey, Cherish Carr, Crystal Carr, Jeff Chase, Dr. Nedra Dodds, Jeff Glover, Lauren Ham, Tiffany Hughes, Dan Jape, Kara Kiefer, C.A. Phillips, Dr. Dyaln Reach, Frank White, Marian Williams, Dr. Sherri Ziomek


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aroundaboutacworth.com Keeping you plugged into the latest online happenings. by James Ball

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The Community Calendar feature on our website has been populated previously by the staff here at AroundAbout — Acworth... until today! Now, we’d like to invite you to add YOUR events to our Community Calendar! We encourage you to help keep your community informed about your events!

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Around Acworth

The People, The Places and The Pleasures that make Acworth.

What’s New Around Acworth Art Center Ribbon Cutting

and Bryce, moved from Memphis, Tennessee to Acworth to start Freedom Church in January 2008. Since that time, Freedom Church has grown from a handful of people to over 700 every week. They currently meet at Barber Middle School and will be opening an additional campus on the west side of Cobb Parkway during the next few months. Pastor J.R. went to Kennesaw State University, North Greenville University and ultimately graduated from Liberty University in Virginia. He and his wife Devin have been married since October 2000 and reside in the Acworth area.

Flowers West Florist Relocates

On January 21, the City of Acworth held a ribbon cutting for Gallery 4463 for a new Art Center in historic downtown Acworth. The new Art Center is a joint project of Gallery 4463 and the North Cobb Arts League, a community based non-profit arts organization representing many of the area’s artists. For the last three years, the first floor has been occupied by Gallery 4463, a premier fine arts gallery. The center will provide exhibition space, classes and workshops, as well as studio space. The Center will also be offering courses in glass fusing, weaving, drawing and painting for adults, as well as arts and crafts and beginning painting for children. For more information, contact Phillip Bostar at (770) 384-8440.

Introducing Our New Contributing Writer J.R. Lee, Pastor of Freedom Church, will begin writing in our magazine each month beginning with the March issue. He is replacing Ken Hagler, Lead Pastor of Crossroads United Methodist Church, who had been writing for approximately four years. J.R., his wife, Devin, and their children, Lexi, London 6

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Flowers West is happy to invite you to visit them at their new location at 3344 Cobb Pkwy, NW, in the Staples shopping center. After proudly serving the Acworth community for the past 15 years at their previous location, (3265 Cobb Pkwy NW), they have moved across the street to a larger space just in time for Valentine’s Day!! They look forward to assisting you with all your floral needs. Visit their website at www.flowerswest.net and follow them on Facebook!

CONTEST CORNER Congratulations to Sue Weaver. She was the first to find what did not belong, which was the birthday picture of Elvis Presley, on the Birthday Page. Sue won 2 movie passes to NCG Cinemas.

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Zumba® to Shake Up the Circuit! What’s New — Around Acworth (continued)

Rico’s Mex Mex Grill

New to Curves of Acworth is their new Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness® classes. Now, the two have created the only 30-minute class that mixes the moves of Zumba with the proven strength training of Curves for one wildly effective workout. It’s definitely NOT your Mother’s workout BUT even your Mother can do it! Plus, Curves of Acworth is willing to let you try it FREE for a week to find out for yourself. For more information, call (770) 974-3922 or (770) 422-9744.

Red Cross Blood Drive Acworth United Methodist Church will host a blood drive on Sunday, February 13, from 8 a.m. — 1 p.m. in the Family Life Center. The church is located off Highway 92, overlooking Lake Acworth and Lake Allatoona at 4340 Collins Circle, Acworth. For more information, please call (770) 974-3312.

Just opened in Acworth, Rico’s Mex Mex Grill, is serving up some authentic Mexican style dishes. Not only is the food great but you must see the festive decorations and the handmade, colorful chairs throughout the restaurant. Brothers, Ricardo and Guillermo Escobar have been in the restaurant business since 1989. They started their family business in Stone Mountain and have grown from there. They are excited to be in the heart of Acworth and ask that you stop in and give them a try. Not only can you taste the traditional lunch and dinner specialities but they will begin serving breakfast later this month. Some of their breakfast items will be Huevos a la Mexicana, Huevos Rancheros and Huevos con Chorizo. They will also offer American dishes as well. They are open 7 days a week, Sunday — Thursday from 11 a.m. — 10 p.m. and Friday — Saturday, from 11 a.m. — 10:30 p.m. They are located at 3770 Southside Drive, Acworth, (corner of Old Cowan & Southside). For more information, call (770) 917-9791.

WellStar Family Medicine WellStar Medical Group is pleased to announce that Daniel Kuzio, M.D., joined join WellStar Medical Group’s newest practice, WellStar Family Medicine. Dr. Kuzio will practice at the WellStar Family Medicine locations in Acworth and Kennesaw. The Acworth office is located at 2487 Cedarcrest Road, Suite 714, (678) 224-5730 and the Kennesaw office is located at 5150 Stilesboro Road, Suite 120, (678) 354-0230. For more information, please call one of the offices or visit www.wellstar.org. 8

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Red Cross Blood Drive Chattahoochee Technical College (Paulding Campus ) will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, February 16, from 9 a.m. — 2 p.m. All donors will receive a FREE t-shirt. Please remember to eat before donating blood. It will be held at the Paulding Campus located at 400 Nathan Dean Boulevard, Dallas, Bldg. B-Room 108. For more information, email cburroug@students.Chattahoocheetech.edu.

Valentine’s Western Hoe-Down Western theme decorations will set the scene for the City of Kennesaw’s annual parent/ child Valentine's dance, held on Saturday, February 12, from 6 — 9 p.m., at the Ben Robertson Community Center. It will be a boot scootin' good-time as a professional DJ spins a medley of country, pop, rock and disco music and a healthy hint of hoe-down tunes. Come dressed in a cowboy hat, vest and bandana (horse and six-shooter not required), make a craft with your “little doggie,” watch a live puppet show, ride our bucking bronco (mechanical bull), and rustle up some of the best grub and dessert you've ever tasted. Advance tickets are $20 per couple ($10 for each additional family member), and can be purchased online at www.kennesawga.gov/pkrec or at the community center. Tickets are $30 per couple at the door (space is limited). Children ages 3 and under are FREE. For more information, call (770) 422-9714.


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Citizens Police Academy The Acworth Police Department is taking applications for its 11th annual Citizens Police Academy. The Academy will begin on March 1, and will be held every Tuesday from 6:30 — 9 p.m. (except for the week of Spring Break) and end on May 17. During the twelve weeks, participants will have the opportunity to interact with officers and receive a basic understanding of the operations of the Acworth Police Department and law enforcement. Upon completion of the course, graduates will be invited to ride along with officers during a tour of duty. All classes will be held at the Acworth Police Department. NonResidents will be required to be sponsored for the Academy by a City Business owner, Citizens Police Academy Graduate or an Acworth Police Officer. The class is FREE, but space is limited. Participants must be 21 years of age and submit to a background screening. For applications, visit www.acworth.org and click on Police Department, then Citizens Police Academy or stop by the Acworth Police Department located at 4400 Acworth Industrial Dr., Acworth. For more information, contact Officer Jeff Rose at jrose@acworth.org or (678) 801-4073.

Senior Lunch Join in for lunch and bingo on Tuesday, February 15, for the Senior Luncheon. The luncheon will be held at Roberts School Community and Education Center in Acworth. After lunch, there will be several rounds of bingo with prizes. This program is FREE to all seniors!!! For questions, call (770) 917-1234.

Senior Olympics The Cherokee County Senior Olympics Committee meets the first Wednesday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at the Cecil Pruit YMCA in Canton. Come help prepare for the 2011 games which will be held in April. For more information, email info@ ccsrolympics.org or visit the website at www.ccsrolympics.org.

Sensory Art Class Sensory Based Art Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger Syndrome and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders. These expressive activities are used as a way for children to explore, create, discover and express their feelings and emotions. Class will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Roberts School on Thursday, March 3, 10, 17 and 24. For more information or to register, visit www.acworth.org/aprd or the Parks & Rec office located at 4762 Logan Road or call (770) 917-1234.

Horizon Soccer Get ready to play some soccer on the Horizon Field! This league accommodates all disabilities. The bulk of the class focuses on skill-building activities and scrimmage games (adapted 12

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variations for younger age groups). Registration is limited. Athletes 5 — 12 year olds will play from 12 — 1 p.m. Athletes 13 — 21 years old will play from 1— 2 p.m. Games will be played on Saturday, March 5, 12 and 19. Horizon soccer is FREE, but registration is required. For more information or to register, visit www.acworth.org/aprd or stop by the Parks & Rec office located at 4762 Logan Road, Acworth, (770) 917-1234.

Acworth Warrior Cheerleaders Recognized Mayor Tommy Allegood along with Assistant City Manager Brandon Douglas recognized the "5 & 6 Year Old Division II," Acworth Warrior Cheerleaders for their outstanding accomplishments and achievements during the 2010 season. The following participants were awarded certificates of achievement: Angelina Stevens, Zoe Jackson, Olivia Graziosi, Savannah Tatum, Emma Anderson and Alliyah Tucker. Coach Gina Correra was also recognized for her leadership role for the group.

$1,000 Walter Harrison Scholarship Cobb EMC announced it is currently accepting applications for the 2011 Walter Harrison Scholarship. Students accepted or enrolled in an accredited undergraduate degree program in Georgia and who live in a primary residence serviced by Cobb EMC may apply for the $1,000 scholarship. In order to apply, students must submit the two-page Walter Harrison application located under the “In the Community” section of Cobb EMC’s website, www.cobbemc.com. Applicants must also write a two-page autobiographical sketch that references their future plans and goals. Selection criteria include GPA, SAT score, academic standing, scholastic honors and a demonstration of financial need. Cobb EMC must receive completed applications by February 7. The Walter Harrison Scholarship is sponsored by EMCs throughout Georgia. Cobb EMC will select three applicants for the statewide competition and winners will be announced on or before April 1, 2011.

Local Skateboarders Compete Recently, local skateboarders competed in a major competition called “King of the Groms” at Progressive Skate Park in Canton. This is a skateboarding competition for kids 12 and younger. Pictured, Blue Wilson, Harrison Grant and Greyson Beal all placed in the competition and will be going to the Championship in Minnesota! (Not pictured, Grant Stavas.) Kids came from as far as Alaska to compete in the event. Congratulations!


Consignment Sales Wreaths Across America A.J. Abshire, age 6, and Aaron Abshire, Staff Sergeant USAF, Cermonial Guardsman and former US Marine at the Wreaths Across America, which lays wreaths on veterans graves at Christmas time. This picture was from Georgia National Cemetery in Canton on December 9.

Coalition Bowl/State Champs

Giggles and Grace Consignment Sale will take place on Friday, February 25, from 9 a.m. — 8 p.m. and Saturday, February 26, from 8 a.m. — 1 p.m. at the Marietta Church of God, 1083 Allgood Road, Marietta. Many items will be 1/2 price on Saturday! Already tagged your clothes from another sale? No Problem! They accept boy’s sizes 0 — 20 and girl’s sizes 0 — juniors, maternity clothing, baby equipment, books, toys, shoes, linens, E rated Nintendo or Playstation games….you name it they have it! Visit www.gigglesandgrace.org or call (770) 841-9710. Due West Treasure Chest Children’s/Teen Consignment Sale will take place on Thursday, March 10, from 9:30 a.m. — 7

p.m.; Friday, March 11, from 9:30 a.m. — 6 p.m.; and Saturday, March 12, from 8 a.m. — 12 noon at the Due West UMC Family Life Center, 3956 Due West Road, Marietta. Gently used children’s, juniors and teens clothing, accessories and shoes. Formal wear, maternity, accessories, school uniforms, baby items/furniture, electronics, books, CDs, videos/DVDs, toys and more! For more information, call (678) 318-1908 or email treasurechest.duewest@ yahoo.com.

PASSitON Consignment Sale registration is now open

for the Acworth UMC Spring PASSitON Sale scheduled for March 25 — 26. Consign your gently used clothing in infant, children’s and junior sizes, including school uniforms & formals, shoes, accessories and maternity clothing, strollers, furniture and accessories, toys, outdoor toys, bikes, books, DVD’s and more! PASSitON Consignment Sale is a ministry of Acworth United Methodist Church located off of Hwy. 92, 4340 Collins Circle. Proceeds benefit their music and children’s programs, as well as local and foreign missions. For information, visit www. acworthumc.org/passiton or call (770) 974-3312.

Born Again Blessings Children’s Consignment Sale Congratulations once again to the Acworth Warriors Football 6YD1 who won the Coalition Bowl/State Championship. After two full weekends consisting of five games, along with playing in the snow, the Warriors are #1 in the State!!

New Scholarships Available Local Acworth Dentist, Dr. Terry O’Shea, is sponsoring a $500 college scholarship for students from Allatoona High School and North Cobb High School. The scholarships will be awarded to one college bound senior student from each school and will be granted to apply to their college tuition or expenses. The students must write a 500 word (or less) essay on the dangers of oral tobacco use and will be selected from 3 finalists chosen as best essay from each school. Dr. O’Shea and his staff will choose the finalists and award the scholarship at the school’s Awards Night. It is called the Dr. Terry O’Shea Dental Scholarship. “I want to encourage higher education for our students and give something back to the community which has been so good to me and my family” said Dr O’Shea. The deadline for essays is February 15. For more information, please call (770) 974-4146. 14

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Children’s and maternity clothes, shoes, toys, nursery items, baby equipment, furniture and more! The sale will be held on Friday, March 4, 9 a.m. — 7 p.m., and on Saturday, March 5, 9 a.m. — noon. First time moms can sign up for early shopping privileges. The sale will be held at the Cobb County Civic Center located at 548 Marietta Parkway. For more information, visit www. bornagainblessings.com. Born Again Blessings benefits the Hilda Cagle Foundation to help families in need.

Tots To Tween Spring Consignment Sale — There will

be sponsored by Northwest Atlanta Moms of Multiples (formerly Cobb Parents of Multiples Club). The sale is open to the public on Friday, March 11, from 1 — 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 12, from 8 — 12 noon at Sandy Plains Baptist Church, 2825 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta. They offer clothing (newborn to juniors), accessories, toys, play equipment, strollers, car seats, furniture, and more! For more information, call (678) 453-6993 or sale@nowamom.org, or www.NOWAMOM.org.

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ONLY $20 TO ANYONE WHO NEEDS HELP BUT HAS NEVER BEEN TO A CHIROPRACTOR BEFORE (Or Hasn’t Been In A Long Time) Dear Friend, If you’ve ever thought about going to a chiropractor but you’ve hesitated because you weren’t sure it was right for you please read on… My name is Dr. Amy Valente. I would like to show my heartfelt thanks to the community by celebrating the New Year with the announcement of Community Health Week. It’s my way of saying THANK YOU to the people who have been so helpful and mean so much. I hope this will benefit you and yours. I have agreed to “give away” (to anyone who asks for it) $200 worth of my services for only $20. That’s right-$20. In the years that I have been practicing I have helped many people in the North Georgia area feel better and live healthier, more productive lives through chiropractic care. I would now like to introduce you to the many benefits my profession has to offer. For instance, chiropractic care may be able to help you if you are suffering from any of the following conditions. • • • • • • •

Low back pain Neck Pain Migraines Sciatica Herniated discs Degenerated discs Shoulder/arm pain And a whole host of other problems, ranging from TMJ to carpal tunnel. These symptoms can be caused whenever the vertebrae in your spine are out of alignment, because this “misalignment” directly affects your nervous system. Fortunately, if you are suffering from such problems or similar conditions right now, they may be relieved or eliminated by proper chiropractic treatment (commonly called “adjustments”). So if you’ve always wanted to “check out” chiropractic care and see what is in it for you, now is the best time because….. Right now $20 will get you all the services I normally charge my new patients $200 for! What does this include? Everything. Take a look at what you’ll get…. • An in-depth private consultation about your health and well being.

• A chiropractic spinal examination…. • A set of specialized X-rays to determine if a misalignment in your spine is causing your pain or symptoms… (NOTE: Nobody gives these kinds of X-rays FREE. They would usually cost $100)… • An analysis of your X-rays and spinal exam results so we can see what needs to be done to help. • Helpful literature that shows how your body works and why you experience pain… • Answers to all your most probing questions about chiropractic care and what it can do for you…. The appointment will not take long at all. And like I said, we normally charge $200 for this (most of which just covers the cost of the set of X-rays). But now, as a part of this one time offer, you can come in and find out for certain if you need chiropractic care and how it can help you eliminate the pain you are feeling. Before you come in, though, you’ll probably want to know a little bit about me. So let me tell you…. MEET THE DOCTOR Prior to obtaining my Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at Life University in Marietta, GA, I received my B.S. degree from Excelsior College. I am nationally and state board certified in Chiropractic and Physiotherapy. I am one of the few doctors in this area that performs specific Activator analysis technique for the treatment of degenerative discs, scoliosis, herniated discs just to name a few. I have happily donated my time to organizations such as MUST Ministries, YWCA (Domestic Violence Shelter for Women), and Ross Memorial. I am very proud to be a wife and mother of four boys and a member of Liberty Church in Marietta, GA. DOES CHIROPRACTIC REALLY WORK Absolutely! When you come in I’ll provide you with studies that show why chiropractic is a preferred method of treatment. But what provides the best “proof ” on how well chiropractic works is what our patients say about it.

ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AND BACK PAIN Although Chiropractic care has been an enormous help to me and my family for 30 years when I met the doctor’s at NLCC I was not currently under care. As I started getting adjusted again the relief was almost immediate! I was suffering from soreness, stiffness and sleepless nights. “Feeling better” affects everything in life and helps us cope with the daily stresses. I suppose I am most amazed by knowing that one’s spine has to do with every part of the body. God made us that way-“fearfully & wonderfully made” (Ps.139) Your Friend- Pastor Ron Mobley

SCOLIOSIS When I first came into the office I did not know the extent of my health issues. After the exam, the doctor told me I had a scoliosis that affected my health in many different ways. Chiropractic has helped me to restore my physical balance and as a dancer that is very important! I also had numbness in my hands and now I can take notes without my hand going numb. Since I have been getting adjusted I have more energy and my heartburn and circulation has improved! I am happy to say that chiropractic is easier than I expected and not as time consuming as I once thought. Thanks! Christine Pearce

TMJ & HEADACHES I was in a lot of pain when I started coming for my adjustments at NLCC. I suffered with pain in my jaw and severe headaches. Now that I have been receiving chiropractic care my pain has decreased tremendously and I don’t have to worry about constant headaches. I can walk my dog without pain and my posture has gotten better. My husband is also very pleased with my progress. I am thrilled at how quickly I have improved due to chiropractic care and I love the positive caring atmosphere they have in the office. Thank you- Denine Wolden

LIMITED TIME OFFER Obviously, with an offer like this we can’t afford to do it for very long. So we’ve picked the dates of Feb. 1st – 15th. If you would like to take us up on our offer and see what chiropractic can do for you, all you have to do is call our office and set up an appointment.

KNEE PAIN/SLEEPLESSNESS The reason why I came into the office was because I was having knee pain and I was not sleeping very well at night. I am now getting 3-4 more hours of sleep at night and my knees have gotten a lot better. I interact more with my family and I can ride my bike with my granddaughter. I feel 100% better. The doctors and staff here at NLCC really do what they say and are very professional and friendly. Chiropractic care really works great! Thanks-Thomas Weems

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Tournament of Roses 2011

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s many would probably agree, true love is an exceptional thing to find, and if it is found, make sure to try to hold onto it forever. That’s exactly what Kennon and Helen Bennett of Acworth did, as they are going into their 55th year of marriage this September. As a young man of only 16, Kennon Bennett was working at CSTA, now the YMCA, for a man named Garnett Fox; little did he know that he would one day marry his daughter. When Kennon first saw Helen Fox, he immediately took the initiative to introduce himself. After a while, he finally gained the courage to ask her out on a date. She agreed, and so they went out for hamburgers and a drive in movie. After dating for several years, Kennon proposed to Helen while on a date to the movies. The wedding took place at Helen’s home in Brookhaven, Georgia on September 1, 1956. Following the wedding, the couple honeymooned in the mountains of Tennessee. Although Kennon and Helen dreamed of having kids one day, they were not expecting the first of two blessings when their son, Leslie, was born. Four years later, their second child, Lesa, was born.

When Brett and Dustin were younger, their grandmother would always have breakfast waiting for them in the mornings before school and their grandfather would drive them to school each morning so that they didn’t have to wake up so early to catch the bus. Even though Brandi did not live close by, Kennon and Helen still got the pleasure of picking her up from school on occasion and getting to spend time with her. Since Kennon’s retirement from his job of 38 years at A&P in 1995 and Helen’s 25 years at C&S Bank, the Bennetts have dedicated almost all of their time to each other and their family. Besides spending all of their time together, Kennon and Helen have other hobbies that they enjoy taking part in. Helen has been collecting angels for a number of years now, and she currently has over 250 various angels that people have blessed her with. As for Kennon, he enjoys gardening and reading.

Kennon & Helen Bennett Married September 1, 1956

Throughout their married life, the Bennetts have experienced many changes, including moving from Brookhaven to Doraville, Norcross, Marietta and finally to their home here in Acworth. Having lived here for 28 years, Kennon and Helen have been able to share many great memories in their Acworth home, which they built themselves. Because family is so important to the Bennetts, they’ve enjoyed living next door to their daughter, Lesa, and being able to watch their two grandsons, Brett and Dustin, mature into young men. Although their other grandchild, Brandi, did not live right next door, Kennon and Helen loved to be a part of her life as they were with the boys.

To this day, the Bennetts still enjoy many of the same things as they used to, including shopping, going out to eat and being with their family and friends. Their weekends are filled entirely by their loved ones. On Friday nights, Kennon and Helen will get together with another couple from church and go out to dinner and then back to one of their houses for a few rounds of cards and dominos. Because they love to try out different restaurants, on Saturday nights, they will go out to dinner with other friends. With religion being a large priority in their lives, Kennon and Helen have always been very active in church, from teaching a Sunday School classes to attending regularly each Sunday. Every Sunday morning, they attend the 9 a.m. church service at Hillcrest Baptist Church, followed by Sunday School right after. After returning home, the whole family, including a few friends from church, gather together at the Bennett home for Sunday lunch. As marriage can be difficult for newlyweds and even high school sweethearts, Kennon and Helen have a piece of advice that they believe has helped them to get through for so many years. “You have to talk to each other, have a mutual understanding and be willing to give and take,” says Kennon and Helen.

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Congratulations to Kennon and Helen for a wonderful 54 years of marriage!


The Importance of the CRCT Standardized Test and Your Child

What is a standardized test? It is considered a test that is given under standardized or controlled conditions, a test that is scored in a standardized manner, and a test that’s results are compared against a standard. What do standardized tests have to do with your child? Every public school, and most private schools, in Georgia administer multiple standardized tests each year. Even though these tests are “standardized,” they could not be more different. Not only that, but the way in which your child prepares for them should also be different. The one test in Georgia that is most vital to a child’s promotion and placement is the CRC or Criterion-Referenced Competency Test. The CRCT is given towards the end of each school year for students in grades 1 — 8, only at schools in Georgia. This standardized test measures how well the students learn and retain the information. It is important to see if they meet the curriculum goals for each grade level in all of the main subjects — Reading, English/Language, Math, Social Studies, and Science. They are essentially being tested on how much they comprehended and retained throughout the year. Even though the test is given to students in grades 1 — 8, there are three critical years for the students taking the test. These grades are 3rd, 5th, and 8th. In 3rd grade, it is imperative that the students “pass” the reading section. In 5th and 8th grade, it is imperative that the students “pass” both the reading and math sections. If not, chance of grade repetition is possible.

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At Omega, we give each student a pre-test in 3 areas: Reading, Math, and Language Arts/ Grammar. The results of the test determine the number of hours in your child’s program and recommended weekly schedule. Typically, students attend Omega CRCT Prep sessions 2 — 4 hours per week for the 2 — 3 months leading up to the CRCT test. Once a program emphasis is selected (reading, math or language arts/grammar), then we work with each student to achieve 70% accuracy or better in each curriculum sub-category. For example, math is broken down into 20 — 30 sub-categories, so our certified teachers can target filling specific skill gaps and help the child succeed! Our success rate is fantastic! Stop by or call our Acworth center for more details and/or a tour of our center. Benefit from our CRCT Prep 30 hour package for $600.

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Center Director Kim Bethune acknowledged there is no shortage of tutoring options for parents. However, “At Omega, we offer several unique aspects, guaranteeing success, at a lower price than many others.” Kim has noticed more and more students needing math help with the roll out of the Georgia Performance Standards revised mathematics curriculum. “A lot of students are struggling with this ‘new math.’ Our teachers can effectively help these students navigate toward success in math.” Omega offers tutoring for grades Pre-K through twelfth, as well as CRCT, SAT and ACT prep.


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The parents will receive an on-call academic advisor. The Advisor/Conference Director not only is someone the parent can call anytime with questions or concerns, but she will serve as a parent advocate in IEP meetings with the school, school conferences, etc. “You have someone with you during the duration of your program,” stated Kim. Students in the program have opportunities to win “tokens” which can be spent at the Omega store or saved for gift cards. “The typical number of hours in an Omega program is 95,” explained Kim. “After completing the program, the average academic growth is 3 years and 4 months,” she continued.

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Omega provides a superior product and service. Communication — “One of the biggest things we offer

to our students and parents is communication between the student, the tutor, the parents, the teacher and anyone else the parents deem to receive updates after every tutoring session,” said Kim. Omega teachers use a communication program called E-Tutor. Through E-Tutor, everyone on the student’s communication list receives an update from the teacher after every session. With this tool, parents and teachers are able to see what the student worked on that day, how his/her attitude was and personal comments from the tutor. Kim noted that teachers are particularly grateful for the communication, especially since the tutor will be working in unison with the teacher and the teacher’s curriculum. With Omega’s communication system, the student, the tutor, the teacher and the parent always are on the same page.

Quality Tutors — Omega tutors are certified teachers. The student always will have the same tutor, and each student receives customized teaching and one-on-one attention — no proctoring at Omega. The entire staff at Omega treats each student and parent like family.

Each student’s customized curriculum is based off results from the Woodcock Johnson achievement III assessment, which is clear and easy to understand. The student will receive a pre-test and post test, documenting the student’s progress from start to finish. “The Woodcock Johnson is nationally recognized and is recommended by valued principals,” said Kim. The assessment will clearly chart where the student is verses where he/she should be, indicating apparent skill gaps and areas that need attention. “Parents won’t be paying for something their student does not need. The Woodcock III assessment is very specific and progress can be seen in black and white,” continued Kim.

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Omega Learning Center is a member of the Partners in Education program, sponsored by the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce. “We invest our time and money with our local schools. We sponsor teachers’ breakfasts, festivals and reading programs and serve as judges for science fairs and spelling bees. A lot of the guidance counselors and principals will recommend Omega because they know we are providing a valuable service as an official Partner in Education through the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce. It’s a wonderful partnership,” said Kim. Our CRCT package rate is $600 for 30 hours. The initial assessment normally costs $155 but we are currently offering this assessment for FREE.

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Birthday, Wedding & Anniversary Announcements are FREE! Send all announcements to: AroundAbout Acworth 1007 Regency Drive Acworth, GA 30102 editor@aroundaboutacworth.com ***Acworth’s Oldest Resident*** Pauline Owen Age 105 on February 8, 2011 Pictured is Pauline at her 104th birthday party. She’s cared for lovingly at home by her daughter, Ann Miller. Polly was a lifelong resident of Hawkinsville, GA until a stroke necessitated a move to Acworth in 2005.

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By Michelle Girage, Assistant Director College of Continuing and Professional Education at Kennesaw State University

It’s hard to believe, but now is the time to figure out what your kids will do during the lazy days of summer. There are camps in metro Atlanta and beyond that fit every budget and interest ranging from sports to the arts. Choosing the right one not only depends on these factors, but often the location and hours for working moms and dads. And, you want your child to enjoy the camp experience. One thing is certain: if you make the right choice, you’ll see it in your child’s face when you drop him off each morning. You can hear it in the conversations with her on the ride home in the afternoon. A memorable summer camp may even inspire an interest in a future career choice. Providing engaging classroom experiences and sparking creativity is at the heart of Summer University hosted by the College of Continuing and Professional Education at Kennesaw State University. Held at KSU Center in Kennesaw, Summer University is for children of all

ages: from rising first-graders to high school seniors. This year, there are a lot of favorite classes repeating from last year’s camp and several exciting new additions as well. Some of the most popular camps return again this year: Art and Nature, Astronomy – Adventures in Space, Comic Book Art & Manga, Crime Investigation Adventures, Extreme Science, Inspiring Fluent Writers, Computer Game Design and LEGO Robotics. Year after year, LEGO Robotics is a favorite for campers. LEGO Robotics – Beginning is for rising fifth through ninth-graders. This one-of-a-kind class teaches students how to design, build and program a robot to solve different challenges. LEGO Robotics – Intermediate incorporates new sensor types into the design and builds on the concepts learned in the beginning course. Exciting new camp additions this year include: Life Lessons for Boys and Girls, The

World of Puppetry, Snack Attack, Adventures in Architecture, Improv for Kids!, Junior Chefs Academy and Photography Fanatics. For rising fourth through sixth-graders, Improv for Kids! is sure to be a hit this year. The warm-ups, exercises and games will have everybody laughing. Do you have a young chef in your family? He or she might enjoy the Junior Chefs Academy classes. Students learn proper kitchen safety, cooking terms, measuring techniques and, yes, even how to clean up properly. Your Junior Chef will walk away with his own cookbook so he can impress you with his edible creations and knowledge. All campers receive a commemorative T-shirt. Extended Care Camp is available until 6 p.m. For more information and to see the full course schedule and related fees, call 770-423-6765 or visit ccpe.kennesaw. edu/summeru. Camp is held at KSU Center and parking is free.

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February Events Alive After Five — Thursday, February 10, from 5:30 — 7:30 p.m. The Old Mill Restaurant is now The Mill Pub. Join us for some FREE food and networking!

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Monthly Luncheon — Thursday, February 24 NorthStar Church, 3413 Blue Springs Road, Kennesaw Speaker will be Dr. Chandler, President of Chattahoochee Technical College Networking begins at 11:15 a.m. Lagniappe begins at 10:30 a.m.

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The Look of Love by Dr. Nedra Dodds

INVESTOR ALERT THE NEW IRS REPORTING RULES They affect anyone with a brokerage account.

Don Akridge, MBA, CPA, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ U.S. Marine Corps Veteran – Emory University Alumnus

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re you going to purchase stocks in 2011? If your answer to that question is “yes,” there’s an important IRS rule change you should know about. If you buy a stock in 2011, your broker must report the gain or loss when you sell it. In fact, this will be true for the following investment classes as of the following dates: • Individual stocks you buy after January 1, 2011 • Mutual fund shares you buy after January 1, 2012 • Bonds, options & other securities you buy after January 1, 2013 Prior to 2011, reporting the gain or loss triggered by the sale of an investment was your responsibility — but the IRS wasn’t satisfied with that. It’s all about the cost basis. To properly tax your investment when it is sold, the IRS has to know what you initially paid for it. In financial jargon, this acquisition price is known as the cost basis. It isn’t always easy to figure the cost basis — factors like splits, mergers, reinvestment of dividends and inherited or gifted investments can make things hazy. The IRS simply doesn’t want to rely on your math anymore — federal government studies estimate that the agency loses up to $25 billion in tax revenue each year because of cost basis errors. Your broker will send Form 1099-B to the IRS. Each sale of a stock bought in 2011 will generate a 1099-B. You will get a copy; the IRS will get a copy. On that 1099-B form, the gain or loss will be characterized as long-term or short-term. The key here is to make sure your broker uses the accounting method you prefer as they report gains or losses. Most brokerages report individual securities using the FIFO method, as that is the IRS default method. FIFO is an acronym for “first in, first out” — that is, the shares bought first are the shares sold first. With the FIFO method, you end up selling your cheapest shares first. In a down market, that’s okay — but in a rising market, many investors favor the specific ID method, in which they identify specific shares they want to sell. Using this method enables you to sell your highest-cost shares first, which can be tax-wise.

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here have been studies to suggest that people who are married often tend to live longer. Experts reason that marriage or being in a loving relationship provides a nurturing environment for individuals, enabling them to better fight off disease. One could argue that the degrees of such nurturing could be directly proportional to the number of home cooked meals and nights spent cuddling. But it has actually been shown that the actual emotion of love itself can have healing properties. This has been demonstrated by experiments where elderly persons who lived alone were given pets. These individuals had there baseline health and well-being tracked. The quality of life of these individuals improved greatly and it was documented that the recovery process from certain illnesses were actually increased. Being loved and loving someone else gives our life a greater sense of positive purpose and meaning. At the same time, it is important to acknowledge your own self worth and love yourself. Determining that you are worthy of someone’s love will also help to frame your own psychological view of yourself and well-being. The higher the well-being score, as reported by one study, the higher that person’s ability is to handle stress which directly affects the way our cardiovascular, nervous and immune systems work. When all of these functions and some others are intact and operating optimally, the greater resilience to succumbing to disease states occurs. Persons not in loving relationships, tended to be more pessimistic. Pessimists were found to have higher levels of most diseases, from heart disease to migraines, probably because they have an overcharged autonomic nervous system and a relatively run down immune system. One debate of this scenario would be reminiscent of the chicken or the egg theory here, but it has been documented that the negative outlook exhibited by certain individuals actually caused more diseases. While the exact biological relationship between happiness and health is completely unclear, research has shown happy people have lower blood pressure and are less likely to abuse drinking or drugs. The hormone oxytocin, which is released in the blood stream during intimate contact between couples is the same bonding hormone released by breastfeeding mothers. Oxytocin also has a de-stressing effect, which has been measured to surge in the bloodstream after being shown acts of kindness. In order to achieve a healthy life, it is important to make our relationships healthy. The goal to achieving good emotional health is to maintain passion in everything you do and to actually continued on page 46


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anana spiders hiding under the toilet seat. Muggers hiding beneath your car. And now, Spokeo.com blaring out your personal information like a bullhorn at a peace rally. Email warnings are once again circulating because compilation websites list your family members; including minors, your religion, personal photos, satellite pictures of your house and just about anything you can think of. As with any email that tries to make something (usually an urban legend) a huge emergency, the one below leaves out a few critical points: “FYI EVERYONE — There’s a site called spokeo.com and it’s an online phonebook that has a picture of your house, credit score, profession, age, how many people live in the house. Remove yourself AND ANY AKA OR SPOUSE by the privacy button on the bottom right. (Passing along, scary stuff!) I have personally checked it out and it is really there! CUT, PASTE AND REPOST!!!” Hmm. Immediately, right? Well, don’t set your hair on fire just yet. The Spokeo site, like ZabaSearch before it, pulls from a plethora of different data sources on the Internet. So while you can delete your individual listing in the “Privacy form” on Spokeo’s website, just removing your search results won’t stop people from accessing your data by other means. If you don’t like your information showing up to ex-spouses, potential bosses, bill collectors, and the curious masses, don’t provide it to social networking sites. If you do, make sure your privacy settings are tuned to the highest possible level. And do realize that since we live in the Information Age, some information is public record, like real estate listings, some government information and your phone number and address unless they are unlisted. Yes, it’s good to be cautious. Yes, we should be careful about trusting strangers. But please extend that wariness to strange emails as well. It is wise to keep an eye on your Internet image. However, we here at BBB have observed that many scams start with a “panic pitch”—where the scammers hope that by getting you all in a lather, you’ll be too busy freaking out to think logically. Your information didn’t show up on the Internet instantly and removing it won’t happen instantly either. 38

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How to Stop Unwanted Junk Mail We all get junk mail and most of us throw it away without ever giving it a second thought. But think about this: Do you know scammers and fraud artists dig through garbage to find personal information? What if you could actually stop unwanted junk mail? Your BBB offers three different ways to reduce unwanted junk mail and in the process help protect consumers against identity theft. Pre-Approved Credit Card Offers — It is important for consumers to shred or destroy any pre-approved credit card offer. Identity thieves can take pre-approved offers and open accounts in your name. To stop receiving pre-approved credit card offers, consumers should call 1-888-567-8688 or visit www. optoutprescreen.com. (Consumers will be asked for their personal information, including their Social Security Number, address, name and birth date.) Publicitations Sent to Children — If you are receiving mailed advertisements or credit card offers for your children who are under the age of 13, it might be a sign of identity theft. Parents should contact the three major credit bureaus (Equifax: 1-800-525-6285, Experian: 1-888-397-3742 and TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289) to inquire about their child and notify them of the situation. Direct Mail Offers — Direct Marketing Association is a trade association with almost 3,600 organizations that send direct mail. To stop receiving mail from DMA, consumers can visit www.dmachoice.org. It’s important to note that your junk mail will not be completely eliminated by contacting these companies; however it will help reduce the amount you are receiving. Also, some companies may take longer than others to process your request (some up to six weeks); don’t be discouraged if you still receive mail you recently opted out of.

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Ways to a Healthy Heart by Dr. Sherri Ziomek

Tax Credits Extended for 2011!!! by Dan Jape

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here is great news for every homeowner who missed out on the $1,500 tax credit in 2009 and 2010. The 25c tax credit program has been extended for 2011 for qualifying heating and cooling systems. At the time I am writing this, congress has put a maximum limit of only $500 for the new one year extension, but there are some who feel when the new congressional session starts next year, they might up the credit back to the $1,500 that we have become used to. This would be a very good use of the stimulus money as opposed to some of the other projects I have seen funded. But do not worry. Here at Reliable Heating and Air, we have arranged with Trane to triple the 2011 $500 tax credit back up to $1,500 on qualifying systems for the next three months to allow those who missed out last year to take advantage of this special program. We have instant cash rebates to bring the credit up to $1,500 when combined with the federal credits available. This would allow a homeowner to upgrade their old inefficient heating and cooling systems and get top of the line systems for almost the same price as an entry level system. The system that qualifies for the $1,500 tax credit is a very unique air conditioner and furnace that has multiple stages or outputs of heating and cooling. Instead of just coming on and running wide open putting out its full capacity, the two stage cooling and heating system slows down and runs at half capacity to more evenly heat and cool your home. It is much more efficient to gradually condition your home and this approach removes more moisture in the summer and keeps the heat very consistent in the winter. The special variable speed 2-stage furnace operates on D/C current instead of A/C and this allows a savings of over $200 a year just in blower costs. This package also includes a special thermostat that not only controls temperature, but also controls and the humidity. You can set the desired humidity level in your home and with this special feature, there can be 5 — 10 percent more moisture being removed in the summer — the more moisture that is removed, the more comfortable you will feel at a warmer temperature, which will generate lower cooling bills. There is a great new humidifier available from Aprilaire that can be installed on second floor upstairs systems where there has been a threat of freezing water in the past. It is the model 800 steam generator and it can be remote mounted up to 26’ continued on page 46 40

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he month of February brings our focus to having a healthy heart. Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in men and women, greater than the next five causes of death combined! According to the latest estimates by the American Heart Association, over 64 million Americans have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Fortunately, there are ways to significantly lower your chances of developing heart disease and reverse the effects of a current heart condition you may or may not be aware of. Lower cholesterol, triglycerides, homocysteine and CRP levels are a start to promoting healthy hearts. With a few lifestyle changes along with a heart healthy diet and exercise regimen, you can maintain a healthy heart for life! Here are ten easy steps to better heart health: 1. Stop smoking. Nourish yourself with a handful of sunflower seeds and a cup of nettle or oat straw infusion daily for 4 to 6 weeks before quitting. Sunflower seeds reduce the body’s craving for nicotine by filling the nicotine receptor sites. The infusions strengthen blood vessels and nerves and cushion the impact of withdrawal. 2. Touch and be touched. Many scientific studies have shown that people who were touched lovingly every day had significantly fewer heart problems than the control group. 3. Eat seaweeds. They have been shown to stabilize blood pressure, regulate levels of triglycerides, phospholipids and cholesterols, they dissolve fatty build-ups in the blood vessels, they can restore cardiac efficiency and prolong the life of the heart muscle, and they encourage a steady heart beat. 4. Eat foods rich in beta-carotenes: they can cut your risk of a stroke by 40 percent. Foods rich in beta-carotenes include carrots, cabbage, winter squash, sweet potatoes, dark leafy greens, apricots, and seaweed. 5. Eat garlic. Study after study has confirmed garlic’s abilities to lower blood pressure, reduce phospholipids and cholesterol, strengthen heart action, increase immune response, reduce platelet clumping and clotting (thus reducing strokes) and stabilize blood sugar levels. Eat garlic raw or lightly cooked, several cloves a day. 6. Eat foods rich in essential fatty acids. Fresh pressed oils of wheat germ or flax seed are especially nourishing. 7. Drink lemon balm tea. It is so strengthening to the heart that

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Cooking Geek Romancing the Kitchen by Tiffany Hughes

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ebruary is the time to illustrate your love for someone with presents and food. So the important question is, do you go out to a nice restaurant and buy a decent gift, or do you cook the dinner yourself and buy an awesome gift?

For those whose culinary repertoire consists only of tater tots and hot dogs, the latter option could be frightening. Instead of just cutting the hot dogs into heart shapes and praying for forgiveness, you can jazz up some easy dishes and be the Valentines hero. Marinate a New York Strip or a flat iron steak in Italian salad dressing for about an hour and then either grill it or cook it on your stovetop. Serve with mustard butter, which is simply a softened stick of butter mixed with 1 — 2 tablespoons of your favorite mustard flavor. If your date isn’t into red meat, you can bake chicken breasts topped with your favorite fruit preserves. Just drizzle a baking dish with olive oil, salt and pepper your chicken, then top with your favorite preserves, cover and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes. The preserves also make a great dip for shrimp too. Put the jam or preserves in a saucepan along with 1 or 2 chopped jalapeno peppers. Cook over medium heat until the fruit is warm. Let cool and serve. Thai chili sauce, available at any grocery store, also works as well. Baked potatoes make great side dishes for steak, chicken or seafood. The mustard butter for steaks is also great on potatoes, as well as horseradish sauce or even honey butter (soften 1 stick of butter and mix with ¼ cup honey). You can also scoop half the baked potato filling out and mix it with cooked broccoli and cheddar cheese and put the mixture back into the potato skins to serve. Once you have eaten your fill of savory stuff, it’s time for the big finale — dessert. A quick idea that’s sure to impress is to take a jar of chocolate sundae sauce and heat in a saucepan over medium heat. Add one bag of your favorite frozen berry (my family’s favorite is raspberries) and heat until the berries break down. Serve over pound cake or angel food cake topped with vanilla ice cream. Whatever your plans for Valentines, enjoy the company and the food! Happy cooking! Tiffany Hughes is an Acworth resident who enjoys spending time with her family and furbabies. She has written two cookbooks and has a food blog — www.foodthoughts.kablog.com. 42

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Optomap® Retinal Exam by Dr. Dylan Reach

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e are pleased to inform you that during your next visit to our office, you will experience the benefits of the latest technology in eye exams – the Optomap™ Retinal Exam. The Optomap will produce the most comprehensive image of your retina and allow us to perform a more thorough exam than was previously possible. The result is that we can better prevent or reduce vision loss in our patients with a simple, quick and patient-friendly new exam. Any routine eye exam should always include a careful look at the retina, which is located at the back of the eye, to screen for abnormalities or disease. The sensitive tissue that makes up the retina is susceptible to a variety of diseases that can ultimately lead to partial loss of vision or even complete blindness. Early detection of any retinal abnormality is thus crucial. Previously, this screening was done by dilating the pupils, a procedure that many patients found uncomfortable, inconvenient and timeconsuming. The Optomap® is made possible by using a new technology – the Panoramic200™ Retinal Imaging System. The Optomap enables us to see nearly all of your retina. Furthermore, it eliminates the discomfort and inconvenience associated with pupil dilation. As a result, you will not experience blurred vision or sensitivity to light following your eye exam. It is important to note, however, that should any abnormalities be detected or if we cannot obtain an acceptable image, dilation may be necessary. The Optomap® exam is simple: at the push of a button, we can generate a computer image of your retina for immediate review. Experience with this technology has already led to improved disease detection and has possibly prevented vision loss and blindness in several patients. We will be discussing this revolutionary exam with you further at your next appointment. Here at our office, we are dedicated to offering our patients the best eye care possible, and acquiring the tools to help us do so. We look forward to seeing you during your next visit – and providing the most comprehensive and advanced vision care available. To find out more about the Optomap® Exam – please visit www.optos.com. Dr. Dylan Reach is in practice at Acworth Family Eyecare. For more information, contact them at (770) 974-3153 or www.acwortheyes.com.


Hypocrite, or Human by C.A. Phillips

Home Repairs and Enhancements by Jeff Glover

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ere we are at the start of 2011 and if you are selling your home or are contemplating it, what can you do to give your home maximum appeal to the majority of the buyers out there? First, complete the home repairs that you know must be made and consider hiring a certified home inspector to thoroughly and impartially evaluate your home. If this inspection results in a fix-it list, review the list and discuss it with your real estate professional or a contractor to establish necessities and priorities. Depending on your budget and objectives, you may want to repair the items that could cause significant deterioration to your property, such as a leaky roof. Ideally, the closer you get your home to “move-in-ready” status, the more likely you are to attract today’s cautious and discerning buyers. Among the most common repairs and enhancements yielding immediate buyer appeal include: • Paint inside and outside in neutral colors • Steam clean or replace carpets • Polish or replace hardwood floors • Clean or re-grout kitchen and bathrooms • Replace light fixtures • Change light bulbs throughout and replace wall-switch covers • Repair dripping faucets • Fix sticking doors • Repair broken fencing Home sellers wanting to do more should consider the findings of Remodeling magazine’s 2010 - 11 Cost vs. Value Report, released in December 2010. The survey used input from REALTORS in 80 cities to rank home remodeling projects according to those that bring the greatest cost recovered at sale.

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while back, I read an intriguing book entitled unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity...and Why it Matters, by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons. Essentially, the book uncovers the results of three years of exhaustive research done by Kinnaman and the Barna Group, the leading faith-based research firm in the world. The research centers around the opinions and beliefs of 16 — 29 year olds who candidly share their negative feelings towards Christianity. One of the most interesting chapters of the book deals with hypocrites. First, it’s critical that we understand what the word hypocrite truly means. Dictionary.com defines hypocrite this way: a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess. It doesn’t say that a hypocrite is someone who has a tough time with self-control, or who struggles with various forms of sin: pride, lust, self-righteousness, greed, substance abuse, etc. Many of us confuse hypocrisy with disobedience. Hypothetically speaking, if I tell people that I am a Christian, but I have a problem with anger, I am not being a hypocrite. I am failing to live up to the perceived “Christian Standard” for one, but mostly I am just not living as Jesus wants me to live. I believe that treating people harshly is wrong, and it isn’t what God wants...but, I struggle to live it out. It’s only hypocrisy if I pretend to believe in Christ and what he’s for, but don’t really believe it in my heart. Followers of Christ really do have a tough time living up to the “standards” that non-believers have set for them. Generally speaking, people who are not Christians expect that those who profess their faith in Jesus Christ will always be (or at least act) perfect. Sadly, a lot of these people are looking for Christians to make a mistake in order to harshly and unfairly criticize Christianity.

The Top Five projects in the Cost vs. Value Report include: No. 1 – Entry door replacement (steel) No. 2 – Garage door replacement (four-section door, reuse existing motorized opener) No. 3 – Siding replacement (fiber-cement siding) No. 4 – Kitchen remodel (minor: new cabinet doors, drawers and hardware, plus new energy-efficient appliances, flooring, counters, sink and faucet) No. 5 – Deck addition (wood)

As Christians, we believe that lying is wrong. We believe being unfaithful to our spouse is wrong. We believe hurting people physically and emotionally is wrong. Yet, each and every day Christians do these things – and worse. We fail, we fall, we flounder. We make poor decisions and critical errors in judgment. But, are we hypocrites? Or, are we simply human? This whole idea of acting like you believe something you really don’t — true hypocrisy — is something Jesus strongly opposed. It angered him, because he saw the damage that the Pharisees were doing by setting unrighteous, self-righteous examples for the people they “led.” But, Jesus saw right through the charade. In Matthew 12, Jesus confronts the religious leaders of the day, and makes it clear to them that their actions and words do not line up with their beliefs. What they profess isn’t matching up with the attitude of their hearts.

When the dust clears and projects are complete, be sure that you document your repairs and enhancements and share the report with prospective buyers. Walk prospects through the enhancements and include their costs. continued on page 46

Then Jesus went over to their synagogue, where he noticed a man with a deformed hand. The Pharisees asked Jesus, “Does the law permit a person to work by healing on the Sabbath?” (They were hoping he would say yes, so they could bring charges against him.) continued on page 46

Many of the top projects focus on exterior replacements, as replacements are generally less expensive than other types of projects and they add all-important curb appeal — essential for today’s competitive market or any other.

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CHURCH NEWS Celebrate Recovery Program

Wildwood Baptist Church will be hosting Celebrate Recovery on Wednesdays, from 6 — 8 p.m. This is a Christ-centered program developed by Rick Warren (Purpose Driven Life) and John Baker. It consists of 12 steps and 8 principles based on the Beatitudes. It is open to anyone looking to overcome a hurt, habit or hang-up such as an addiction, co-dependency, anger, depression, etc. For more information, please contact Sheryl Banister at (770) 428-2100. The church is located at 4801 Wade Green Road, Acworth. Wildwood also invites you to worship with them on Sunday mornings at 9:30 and 11 a.m.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Acworth United Methodist Church will host a blood drive on Sunday, February 13, from 8 a.m. — 1 p.m. in the Family Life Center. The church is located off Highway 92 overlooking Lake Acworth and Lake Allatoona at 4340 Collins Circle, Acworth. For more information, please call (770) 974-3312.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

Acworth United Methodist Church offers an Alzheimer’s Support Group which meets on the first Thursday of every month (except in March, it will be on the 2nd Thursday) at 7 p.m. A sitter is available for those attending. For more information, contact Newt@acworthumc.org.

Attention 3rd — 5th Graders

Do you enjoy games, friends and fellowship? Acworth United Methodist Church has an In-Between Ministry for YOU! We meet on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month in the DownUnder Room of the Family Life Center from 4 — 6 p.m. during the school year. We get messy with “Minute-to-Win-It” games; enjoy lock-ins, retreats and other outings while growing in our faith. Interested? Contact Darlene Soyars, Director of Children’s & Family Ministries at darlene@acworthumc.org.

Giggles and Grace Consignment Sale

Giggles and Grace Consignment Sale will take place on Friday, February 25, from 9 a.m. — 8 p.m. and Saturday, February 26, from 8 a.m. — 1 p.m. at the Marietta Church of God gym located at 1083 Allgood Road, Marietta. Many items will be 1/2 price on Saturday! Already tagged your clothes from another sale? No Problem! They accept all tags! Worker incentives!! They accept boy’s sizes 0 — 20 and girl’s sizes 0 — juniors, maternity clothing, baby equipment, books, toys, shoes, linens, E rated Nintendo or Playstation games….you name it, they have it! Visit www.gigglesandgrace.org or call Karen at (770) 841-9710.

Due West Consignment Sale

Due West Treasure Chest Children’s/Teen Consignment Sale will take place on Thursday, March 10, from 9:30 a.m. — 7 p.m.; Friday, March 11, from 9:30 a.m. — 6 p.m.; and Saturday, March 12, from 8 a.m. — 12 noon at the Due West United Methodist Church Family Life Center. The church is located at 3956 Due West Road, Marietta. Admission is FREE. Many items will be 1/2 price on Saturday ONLY. High-quality items at greatly reduced prices. Gently used children’s, juniors and teens clothing, accessories and shoes. Formal wear, maternity, accessories, school uniforms, baby items/furniture, electronics, books, CDs, videos/ DVDs, toys and more! For more information, please call (678) 318-1908 or email treasurechest.duewest@yahoo.com.

Send your church news to: editor@aroundaboutacworth.com Deadline is the 10th of the preceding month.


Investor Alert, Continued from page 36

More details worth noting. According to the Wall Street Journal, the new reporting rules will also apply to REITs, foreign stocks and foreign ETFs classified as stock in 2011. In 2012, the reporting rules will apply to most ETFs and DRIPs in addition to mutual funds. In 2013, the reporting requirements may also apply to derivatives and partnerships. Remember, this does not apply to shares and investments bought before 2011. You will still have to personally track the cost basis of these investments and report the realized gains and losses to the IRS. By the way, these new IRS reporting rules do not apply to taxsheltered investment accounts such as 529 plans and IRAs. Don Akridge is President of Citadel CPA, Financial Planning & Investment Services founded in 1994 and conveniently located off Chastain Road between I-575 & I-75 in Kennesaw. Phone (770) 952-6707. Securities offered through 1st Global Capital Corp. Member FINRA, SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through 1st Global Advisors, Inc. Created by 1st Global or Peter Montoya, Inc. for use by our financial advisors.

The Look of Love, Continued from page 36

seek pleasure. Live a life of positivity, of giving and of respect in all relationships, as these will contribute to longevity. The ultimate goal in life in every culture is to be happy.

Live, Love, Prosper.

Dr. Nedra Dodds is the founder and Medical Director of Opulence Aesthetic Medicine located on 600 Chastain Rd., Ste. 224, Kennesaw, GA. (770) 591-3429. www.aestheticartsbyopulence.com.

Tax Credit Extended, Continued from page 40

feet away from the furnace so there would be no chance of water freezing on an extremely cold day. The steam humidifier can handle any size home and provide comfort and savings in all weather conditions. Many people like to add moisture to their second floor bedrooms and, in the past, this was not possible without the risk of water damage. This unit also does a great job on first floor systems and can be installed in crawlspaces or basements. It can bring higher humidity levels to your home and add a level of comfort never realized before. Dan Jape is the owner of Reliable Heating & Air. You may contact him at (770) 594-9096

Ways to a Health Heart, Continued from page 40

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8. Move! Go for a walk, jump rope, swim, or do leg lifts and arm raises from your bed or wheelchair: however you can do it, do it! Regular exercise is key. 9. Avoid restrictive diets. Frequent dieting, fasting, binging and purging imbalance your electrolyte levels, causing weakening of the heart muscle and damage to the heart. 10. Eat as much as you want of: whole grains, vegetables, beans, greens, fruits, fish, seeds and yogurt. Go easy on: nuts, cheese and milk. Dr. Sherri Ziomek graduated as Valedictorian from Life University. She has been involved with chiropractics since the age of ten. Even then, she realized the importance of regular chiropractic care; to feel and perform at her personal best. You may reach her at Discover Chiropractic & Rehabilitation at (770) 423-9010.

Hypocrite, or Human, Continued from page 44

And he answered, “If you had a sheep that fell into a well on the Sabbath, wouldn’t you work to pull it out? Of course you would And how much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Yes, the law permits a person to do good on the Sabbath.” Then he said to the man, “Hold out your hand.” So the man held out his hand, and it was restored, just like the other one! Then the Pharisees called a meeting to plot how to kill Jesus. Matthew 12:9-14 (NLT) If our heart is in the right place — following after the Lord — then He will change us from the inside out. Our actions will begin to line up with what we believe. And, the perceptions of others who don’t know Christ yet will begin to change. Until then, we’ll be classified by millions of people as hypocrites — but only if we choose not to love as Jesus did — selflessly, and with eternity in mind. C.A. Phillips serves as the Married Couples Pastor at NorthStar Church in Acworth/Kennesaw, Ga., and has lived in Kennesaw for more than 30 years. Email him at ca.phillips@northstarchruch.org, or check out his blog at www.caphillips.com.

Home Repairs, Continued from page 44

A home in good condition demonstrates pride of ownership. Taking the time to make enhancements helps ensure your home is presented in its best-possible light, and primed for a quick and profitable sale. Jeff Glover is the owner of Bren-Abby Construction Services, Inc., a state licensed and insured company. He is a Marietta native and lifelong resident of Cobb County with 16 years of construction experience in the industry. He lives in Acworth with his wife, Melissa and two children, Brendan and Abigail. He can be reached at (678) 574-0900 or visit his website www.bren-abby.com.


Recent Consumer Product Recalls AroundAbout Acworth wants to help keep you and your family safe. The following items have been recalled by their manufacturers in cooperation with the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC). Baby Socks and Leg Warmers. BabyUnited LLC dba BabyLegs of Seattle, WA is voluntarily recalling approximately 4,500 baby leg warmers and socks. The leg warmers and socks have a heart appliqué that can detach, posing a choking hazard to small children. Dune Buggies. BB Buggies, Inc. is voluntarily recalling approximately 9,300 classic buggies. The off-road vehicles can accelerate without warning, posing a risk of injury to the user and/or bystanders. Ceramic Banks. Oriental Trading Company, Inc. of Omaha, NE is voluntarily recalling approximately 220,000 ceramic piggy and lion banks. The yellow surface paint on the banks contains excessive levels of lead which is prohibited under federal law. Portable Butane Stoves. The Sterno Group LLC of Des Plaines, IL is voluntarily recalling approximately 37,500 Sterno portable butane stoves. The stove’s “on-off” valve can fail to close completely when turned to the “off” position, causing butane to leak from the stove. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers. Electric Heaters. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, AK is voluntarily recalling approximately 2.2 million Flow Pro, Airtech, Aloha Breeze & Comfort Essentials heaters. The heaters can malfunction resulting in overheating, smoking, burning, melting and fire. Toddler Girl Garments. American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. of Pittsburgh, PA is voluntarily recalling approximately 1,200 Toddler Girl pants and shorts. The metal clasp at the waistband can detach from the garment, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Cast Iron Skillets. QVC of West Chester, PA is voluntarily recalling approximately 7,500 Enamel-coated 8-inch cast iron skillets. Small pieces of the enamel coating can pop off when the skillet is heated, posing a burn hazard to consumers. Children’s Camping Combo Pack. Target Corp. of Minneapolis, MN is voluntarily recalling 1,500 Circo Children’s Space Camp combo pack. The floor of the tent failed a flammability test and poses a fire hazard. Teakettle. Meyer Corporation, U.S., of Vallejo, CA is voluntarily recalling approximately 59,000 Rachael Ray™ Brand two quart teakettle. Water heated in the teakettles can spill and spray while being poured, posing a burn hazard. Night Lights. American Tack & Hardware Co., Inc. (AmerTac), of Saddle River, NJ is voluntarily recalling approximately 272,000 Forever-Glo® cylinder nite lites. An electrical short circuit in the night light can cause it to overheat and smolder or melt which can burn consumers or result in a fire. Cabinet Swing Locks; Latches. Learning Curve Brands, Inc. d/b/a The First Years, of Oak Brook, IL is voluntarily recalling approximately 41,300 cabinet locks. The installed latches can break and children could gain access to contents of a cabinet, posing the risk of exposure to hazardous items. Zoom Buggy Cars and Dream Pillow Stars. Kindermusik International, Inc. of Greensboro NC is voluntarily recalling educational toys: approximately 7,000 Zoom Buggy cars and 300 Dream Pillow stars sold in the United States, and approximately 1300 Zoom Buggy cars and 100 Dream pillow stars sold in Canada. The wheels on the Zoom Buggy cars and plastic beads on the Dream pillow star can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

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BAPTIST Antioch Baptist Bible Church 5871 Glade Road, (770) 529-1546 Pastor:  Dr. Edward Kirsche, Sr.

Morning View Baptist Meets at Lewis Elementary (770) 443-5600 Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Pastor: Sammy Burgess

Awtrey-Westwood Baptist Church 5855 Awtrey Church Road NW, (770) 974-0023 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m.

Mount Olivet Baptist Church 2385 Acworth Due West Road, (770) 974-8335 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m.

Calvary Baptist Church of Acworth 4361 Westside Drive, (770) 974-4965 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Service: 6:30 p.m. www.calvarybaptistacworth.org

New Hope Baptist Church 3814 New Hope Church Road, (770) 974-7612 Sunday School & Adult Bible Class: 10 a.m. Sunday Services: 11 a.m & 7 p.m. Pastor: Richard D. Goodwin, www.newhopeacworth.com

Cedarcrest Church Meets at Allatoona High School, (678) 460-3500 Sunday Service: 9:30 & 11 a.m. Adult Bible Study: 9:30 & 11 a.m. Children’s Service: 9:30 & 11 a.m. Student Service: 9:30 a.m. Pastor: George Wright cedarcrestchurch.com First Baptist Church of Acworth 4583 Church Street, (770) 974-3021 Sunday Services: 10:45 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Service: 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Dr. David M Joyner www.fbcacworth.com Harvest Baptist Church 3460 Kellogg Creek Road, (770) 974-9091 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Pastor: Dr. Dan Reed www.harvestbaptistacworth.org Hickory Grove Baptist Church 2862 Hickory Grove Road, (770) 893-8834 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Pastor: Dan Willis Hickory Heights Baptist Church 221 Dabbs Bridge Road, (404) 488-3667 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Pastor: Phil Miller www.hickoryheights.org Hillcrest Baptist Church 6069 Woodstock Road, (770) 917-9100 Sunday Services: 9 & 11 a.m. &  6:30 p.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Pastor: Paul Vance www.hbcacworth.org Iron Hill Baptist Church 5172 Groovers Landing Road, (770) 974-2951 Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. (Child.) 10 a.m. (Adult) Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Pastor: Dan Guider www.ironhillbaptist.org Johnson Ferry Baptist Church @ Cedarcrest 3950 Cobb Parkway, Suite 604, (678) 460-3510

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Keystone Baptist Church (meets at Harrison High School) 4500 Due West Road, (678) 230-5317 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Pastor: Terry Nelson www.keystoneonline.org

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Northwest Baptist Church 3575 Acworth Due West Road, (678) 608-1400 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Pastor: Doug Burrier Piney Grove Baptist Church 1605 Mars Hill Road, (770) 428-5122 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Pastor: David E. Owen www.pineygrove.net Redemption Baptist Church 4160 New Hope Church Road, (770) 529-0509 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday School & Adult Bible Class: 10 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Pastor: Jerry Black Sardis Missionary Baptist Church 2741 S. Main St., Kennesaw, (770) 428-4031 Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 8 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study/AWANA: 6:30 p.m. Pastor: James G. Wright Jr. www.sardismbckennesaw.org Summit Baptist Church 4310 Moon Station Lane, (770) 975-4595 Sunday Services:  9:45 & 11:10 a.m. Pastor: Aaron Johnson www.summitchurch.org Thankful Baptist Church 928 Kennesaw Due West, Kennesaw, (678) 797-0611 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Pastor: John Harris www.thankfulbaptistkennesaw.org The Entire Bible Baptist Church 4980 North Cobb Parkway (770) 926-1464 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Services: 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 7:30 p.m. Pastor: Bill Avery Victory Baptist Church 5717 Priest Road, Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Pastor: Bro. Donald E. Lewis

West Ridge Church 3522 Hiram Acworth Hwy., (770) 222-2125 Sunday Services: 9:15 & 11:15 a.m. Pastor: Brian Bloye www.westridge.com Western Hills Baptist Church 700 Mars Hill Road, Kennesaw, (770) 425-7118 Sunday Service 11 a.m. Pastor Steve Baskin www.westernhillsbaptist.org Wildwood Baptist Church 4801 Wade Green Road NW, (770) 428-2100 Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 & 11 a.m. Wednesday Service: 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Ric Cadle www.wildwoodbaptist.org

EPISCOPAL Christ Episcopal Church 1210 Wooten Lake Road, (770) 422-9114 Sunday Services: 8 & 10:30 a.m. Christian Ed: 9:15 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. www. christchurch.episcopalatlanta.org St. Teresa's Episcopal Church 5725 Fords Road, (770) 590-9040 Sunday Services: 9 & 11 a.m. Wednesday Service: 5:30 p.m. www. saintteresa.episcopalatlanta.org Zion Hill Baptist Church 4255 Taylor St., (770) 974-8221

JEHOVAH’S WITNESS Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witness 3795 Lakeview Way, NW (770) 975-1266

LUTHERAN Living Hope Lutheran Church 3450 Stilesboro Road, (770) 425-6726 Sunday Services: 8:45, 9:30 & 11 a.m. www.livinghopevision.com First United Lutheran Church 3481 Campus Loop Rd., Kennesaw (770) 427-0325 Sunday Services: 9 & 11:15 a.m. Pastor: Craig Storlie www.fulc.org

PRESBYTERIAN Acworth Presbyterian Church 4561 Church Street, (770) 974-6552 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Pastor: Paul Bayeri Christ Community Church Meets at Kennesaw Comm. Ctr., (770) 529-2600 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Mike Glass www.christcommunitycobb.org Heritage Presbyterian Church 5323 Bells Ferry Road, (770) 926-3558 Sunday Services: 9 & 11:10 a.m. Pastor: Sid Gunter www.heritagepres.com Kirkwood Presbyterian Church USA 618 Acworth Due West Road, (770) 427-3545 Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. Int. Pastor: Rev. Cyndi Parr www.kirkwoodpc.org Mars Hill Presbyterian Church USA 3385 Mars Hill Road NW, (770) 974-4395


Sunday Services: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Bryant C. Harris www.mhchurch.com

Wednesday Service: 7:30 p.m. Pastor: C. Neal Wright www.acworthchurch.com

ROMAN CATHOLIC

Atlanta Church of Christ 4461 Bretton Ct NW, (770) 529-1250

St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church 1618 Ben King Road, NW, (770) 428-7139 Saturday Vigil: 4:30 & 6:30 p.m. Sunday Masses: 7 & 9 a.m., 12 & 1:30 p.m., 5 p.m. (Life Teen) Pastor: Rev. John M. Matejek www.stcatherinercc.org St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church 680 West Memorial Drive, (770) 443-0566 Saturday Vigil: 4 & 6 p.m. (6 p.m. En Espanol) Sunday: 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. & 5 p.m. Reverend: Adrian Pleus www.saintvincentdepaulchurch.org/

Chabad Jewish Center of Acworth www.Jewishwestcobb.com (678) 460-7702 Shabbat services: 1st Saturday of each month at 10 a.m., Last Friday of each month at 7 p.m. Rabbi: Zalman Charytan Congregation Ner Tamid www.nertamidonline.com (678) 264-8575 Friday night Shabbat Services on the Second and Fourth Friday of every month.

UNITED METHODIST Acworth United Methodist Church 4340 Collins Circle, (770) 974-3312 Sunday Services: 8:30, 9:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Pastor: Brian Butler www.acworthumc.org County Line United Methodist Church 1183 County Line Road, NW, (770) 428-0511 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Katie Strals www.countylineumc.org Crossroads United Methodist Church Meets at Shelton Elementary, (404) 579-9753 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Pastor: Ken Hagler www.crossroadsum.org Due West Methodist 3956 Due West Road, (770) 427-3835 Sunday Services: 8:30, 9:39 & 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:39 & 11 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Tom Davis www.duewest.org Kennesaw United Methodist Church 1808 Ben King Road, (770) 428-1543 Sunday Service: 8:30, 9:45 & 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 & 11 a.m. 7 p.m. Service in Portuguese Pastor: Wallace Wheeles www.kennesawumc.org New Beginnings United Methodist Church 2925 Mack Dobbs Road, (770) 421-9980 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Pastor: Scott Brown www.nbumc.org

OTHER CHURCHES Acworth Christian Church 4476 Northside Drive, (770) 974-1358 Acworth Church of God of Prophecy 3891 Nance Road NW, (770) 975-1124 Sunday Services: 10:50 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Branches of Christ Christian Fellowship 2355 Highway 92, (770) 917-4964 Pastor: Steve Pettit www.branchesofchrist.com Calvary Chapel Northwest 50 Shallowford Road NE, (770) 926-5524 Pastor: Josh Blevins www.ccnorthwest.org Christ the King Church of Greater Atlanta 6464 Highway 92, (770) 924-9161 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.; Prayer Thursday: 7:30 p.m. Pastor: Jason Tomczak www.ctkatlanta.com Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints Sunday Services: 9 & 11:30 a.m. 5095 Holt Road NW, (770) 975-1788 Dayspring Church 6835 Victory Drive (770) 516-5733 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Senior Pastor: Tony Crawford www.dayspring-online.com Eagle Pointe Church 5100 Old Stilesboro Road, (770) 421-1643 Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11 a.m. Pastor: Howard Koepka www.eaglepointe.org Faith Family Church 5744 Bells Ferry Road, (770) 926-4560 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Pastor: J. Tommy White, Jr. www.faithagchurch. com Freedom Church Meets at Barber Middle School (770) 529-6006 Sunday Service: 9:45 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. Pastor: J.R. Lee www.freedomchurch.tv Joshua Gospel Tabernacle 4161 Southside Drive, Sunday Bible Study: 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7:30 p.m. Pastor: Tim Houston www.joshuagospeltabernacle.com Journey Church of Acworth Meets at Russom Elementary School Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Pastor: Douglas Crumbly www.jcacworth.org Kellogg Creek Church of Christ 3510 Kellogg Creek Road, (770) 974-2814 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. & 5 p.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday Service: 7:30p.m. www.kelloggcreekchurchofchrist.org LifeBridge Church Meets at Hayes Elementary School (770) 421-1018 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. www.mylifebridgechurch.com

NorthStar Church 3413 Blue Springs Road, (770) 420-9808 Sunday Services: 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Pastor: Mike Linch www.northstarchurch.org Northwest Christian Church 3737 Dallas-Acworth Hwy, (770) 425-2525 Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Sunday Services: 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Pastor: Ron Mobley www.nwcc.net Oakwood Community Church 2714 Valleyhill Drive (404) 931-9590 Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Dave Meadows Prayer & Praise Christian Fellowship Church 6409 Bells Ferry Road, (770) 928-2795 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Christian Living Class: 10 a.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting: 7:30 p.m. Pastor: Larry Baker www.prayerandpraise.org River Church Of Acworth 3450 Acworth Due West Road NW, (770) 974-8180 Sunday Services: 10 a.m. Pastor: Dave McClanahan www. riverchurchofacworth.org RiverStone Church 2005 Stilesboro Road (678) 384-5200 Sunday Services: 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Pastor: Tom Tanner www.riverstonewf.org The Rock of Atlanta 146 Kelli Clark Ct. (770) 975-ROCK Sunday Service: 10 a.m. www.therockofatlanta.com Unity Christ Church 2871 Cherokee St., Kennesaw, (770) 422-9552 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Rev. Terrence Padgett www.unitycc.com Victory North Church Meets at Pitner Elementary, (770) 794-7366 Sunday Service: 9:45 & 10:45 a.m. Pastor: Jeff Hidden www.victorynorth.org Vintage 242 Church 3732 Cedarcrest Road, (678) 383-2299 Saturday Service: 6 p.m. Sunday Services: 9 & 11 a.m. Pastor: Steve Hambrick www.vintage242.com

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SYNOGAGUES

Bethel Assembly Of God 5946 Jacobs Rd Se (770) 974-1511

New Covenant Full Gospel Inc 5653 Priest Road, Acworth (770) 974-0685

Woodstock Christian Church 7700 Highway 92, (770) 926-8238 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. &  6 p.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sr. Minister: Mr. Lynn T. Eynon www.woodstockchristian.org

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Emergency — 911

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C ommunity I nformation N umbers

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Cherokee (770) 345-0400 Cobb (770) 980-2000 Paulding (770) 445-6016

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COUNTY GOVERNMENT: Board of Education: Cherokee (770) 479-1871 Cobb (770) 426-3300 Paulding (770) 443-8000 Burn Permits: Cherokee (770) 720-3525 Paulding (770) 505-2876 Business Licenses: Cherokee (678) 493-6108 Cobb (770) 528-8410 Paulding (770) 443-7571 Commissioners: Cherokee (678) 493-6000 Cobb (770) 528-3300 Paulding (770) 443-7550 Courthouse: Cherokee (770) 479-1953 Cobb (770) 528-1300 Paulding (770) 443-7527 Driver's Licenses: Cherokee (770) 720-3693 Cobb (770) 528-3251 Paulding (404) 657-9300 Extension Office: Cherokee (770) 470-0418 Cobb (770) 528-4070 Paulding (770) 443-7616 Fire Department: Cherokee (678) 493-4000 Cobb (770) 528-8000 Paulding (770) 222-1160 Health Department: Cherokee (770) 928-0133 Cobb (770) 974-3330 Paulding (770) 443-7881 Jury Phone: Cherokee (770) 479-9011 Cobb (770) 528-1800 License Plates/Auto Tags: Cherokee (678) 493-6000 Cobb (770) 528-4020 Paulding (770) 443-7585 Senior Services: Cherokee (770) 345-5312 Cobb (770) 528-5364 Paulding (770) 345-5312 Tax Assessor: Cherokee (678) 493-6120 Cobb (770) 528-3100 Paulding (770) 443-7606 Taxes — Property: Cherokee (678) 493-6414 Cobb (770) 528-8600 Paulding (770) 443-7581 Traffic Signals: Cherokee (678) 493-6077 Cobb (770) 528-8162 Voter Registration: Cherokee (770) 479-0407

Cobb Paulding Zoning: Cherokee Cobb Paulding CHILDREN & FAMILY: Boys & Girls Clubs: Cherokee Cobb Paulding Child Support Enforcement: Department of Family & Children Services: Cherokee Cobb Paulding

(770) 528-2300 (770) 443-7503 (770) 493-6101 (770) 528-2004 (770) 443-7601

(770) 720-7712 (770) 427-0418 (678) 363-8570 (404) 921-1490

(770) 720-3610 (770) 528-5000 (770) 443-7810

GEORGIA STATE PATROL (404 624-7000 HERO (Highway Emergency) (404) 635-8000 HOSPITALS: Wellstar Cobb Wellstar Kennestone Wellstar Paulding

(770) 732-4000 (770) 793-5000 (770) 445-4411

HOTLINES: AIDS Information Alcohol Treatment Referrals Battered Women's Shelter Child Abuse & Neglect Crime Victim Helpline Domestic Violence Hotline Drug Abuse Helpline GA Mental Health Crisis Poison Control Rape Crisis Hotline Rite Call (Child Health Care) Suicide Hotline

(800) 342-2437 (800) 662-4357 (770) 427-3390 (770) 528-5015 (800) 338-6745 (800) 334-2836 (800) 338-6745 (770) 422-0202 (800) 222-1222 (770) 428-2666 (404) 250-KIDS (800) 784-2433

Animal Shelter: Cherokee (770) 345-7270 Cobb (770) 590-5610 Paulding (770) 443-3565 Emergency Veterinary Clinic: Cherokee (770) 924-3720 Cobb (770) 424-9157 Humane Society: Cherokee (770) 928-5115 Cobb (770) 428-5616 Paulding (770) 445-1511 Lost Pet Hotline: Cherokee (770) 345-7270 Cobb (770) 428-LOST Paulding www.paulding.gov/animal Meals "Fur" Pets: “Feeding the Pets of the Needy” (770) 712-4077 www.mealsfurpets.com POST OFFICE: Acworth Kennesaw Oak Grove

(770) 966-8133 (770) 422-4103 (770) 592-2800

RECYCLING: Cherokee Cobb Paulding

(770) 516-4195 (770) 528-1135 (770) 443-0119

SCHOOLS

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE: Cherokee Cobb Paulding UTILITIES: Cable (Comcast)

(770) 345-3300 (770) 499-4600 (770) 443-3010

404-COMCAST (266-2278)

Electric: Acworth Power Cobb EMC Georgia Power

(770) 917-8903 (770) 429-2100 (888) 660-5890

Gas: Atlanta Gaslight Co.

(770) 994-1946

(770) 470-1813 (770) 423-1000 (770) 222-6868

LIBRARIES: Cherokee Co. Libraries Cobb Co. Libraries Acworth Libraries

(770) 479-3090 (770) 528-2320 (770) 917-5165

NON-EMERGENCY 911: Cherokee Cobb Paulding

(770) 479-3117 (770) 499-3911 (770) 443-7629

PARKS & RECREATION: Cherokee Cobb Paulding

Water: Cherokee Cobb Paulding

(770) 924-7768 (770) 528-8800 (770) 445-8065

PETS & ANIMALS Animal Control: Cherokee Cobb Paulding

(678) 493-6200 (770) 499-4136 (770) 445-1511

CITY OF ACWORTH: www.acworth.org City Hall (770) 974-3112 Acworth Housing Authority (770) 974-3012 Parks & Recreation (770) 917-1234 Police Information (770) 974-1232 Acworth City Jail (770) 974-0295 Downtown Development (770) 974-8813 Municipal Court (770) 974-0965

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COUNTY SCHOOL WEBSITES Bartow: www.bartow.k12.ga.us Cherokee: www.cherokee.k12.ga.us Cobb: www.cobb.k12.ga.us Paulding: www.paulding.k12.ga.us

Harrison High School 4500 Due West Road, Kennesaw 30152 (678) 594-8104 Principal: Donnie Griggers

Acworth Intermediate School 4220 Cantrell Road, Acworth 30101 (770) 975-6600 Principal: Kathleen Curran

Kennesaw Elementary School 3155 Jiles Road, Kennesaw 30144 (678) 594-8172 Principal: Wanda Floyd

Allatoona Elementary School 4150 New Hope Church Road, Acworth 30101 (770) 606-5843 Principal: Jim Bishop

Kennesaw Mountain High School 1898 Kenn. Due West Road, Kennesaw 30152 (678) 594-8190 Principal: Dr. Kevin Daniel

Allatoona High School 3300 Dallas Acworth Highway, Acworth 30101 (770) 975-6503 Principal: Scott Bursmith

Kleven Boston Elementary School 105 Othello Drive, Woodstock 30189 (770) 924-6260 Principal: Les Conley

Awtrey Middle School 3601 Nowlin Road, Kennesaw 30144 (770) 975-6615 Principal: Jeff Crawford

Lewis Elementary School 4179 Jim Owens Road, Kennesaw 30152 (770) 975-6673 Principal: Kristi Kee

Baker Elementary School 2361 Baker Road NW, Acworth 30101 (770) 975-6629 Principal: Dr. Phyllis Jones

Lost Mountain Middle School 700 Old Mountain Road, Kennesaw 30152 (678) 594-8224 Principal: Dr. Terry Poor

Barber Middle School 4222 Cantrell Road, Acworth 30101 (770) 975-6764 Principal: Lisa Williams

McCall Primary School 4496 Dixie Avenue, Acworth 30101 (770) 975-6775 Principal: Thomas Farrell

Bullard Elementary School 3656 Old Stilesboro Road, Kennesaw 30152 (678) 594-8720 Principal: Sharon Hardin

McClure Middle School (Cobb County) 3660 Old Stilesboro Road, Kennesaw 30152 (678) 331-8131 Principal: Susan Wing

Chapman Intermediate School 6500 Putnam Ford Road, Woodstock 30189 (770) 926-6424 Principal: Dr. Pam Colvin

McClure Middle School (Paulding County) 315 Bob Grogan Drive, Dallas 30132 (770) 505-3700 Principal: Dr. Dick Hutnik

Durham Middle School 2891 Mars Hill Road, Acworth  30101 (770) 975-6641 Principal: Georganne Young

North Cobb High School 3400 Highway 293, Kennesaw 30144 (770) 975-6685 Principal: Dr. Phillip Page

East Paulding High School 3320 E. Paulding Drive, Dallas 30157 (770) 445-5100 Principal: Scott Viness

North Paulding High School 300 N. Paulding Drive, Dallas 30132 (770) 443-9400 Principal: Dr. Russell Claxton

E.T. Booth Middle School 6550 Putnam Ford Road, Woodstock 30189 (770) 926-5707 Principal: Dawn Weinbaum

Oak Grove Elementary School 6118 Woodstock Road, Acworth 30102 (770) 974-6682 Principal: Jennifer Scrivner

Etowah High School 6565 Putnam Ford Road, Woodstock 30189 (770) 926-4411 Principal: Keith Ball

Palmer Middle School 690 N. Booth Road, Kennesaw 30144 (770) 591-5020 Principal: Cathy Wentworth

Ford Elementary School 1345 Mars Hill Road, Acworth 30101 (678) 594-8092 Principal: Dr. Jami Frost

Pickets Mill Elementary School 6400 Old Stilesboro Road, Acworth 30101 (770-975-7172 Principal: Sheila Chesser

Frey Elementary School 2865 Mars Hill Road, Acworth 30101 (770) 975-6655 Principal: Joyce Piket

Pitner Elementary School 4575 Wade Green Road, Acworth 30102 (678) 594-8320 Principal: Sherri Hill

Shelton Elementary School 1531 Cedarcrest Road, Dallas 30132 (770) 443-4244 Principal: Penny Noel Vaughan Elementary School 5950 Nichols Road, Powder Springs 30127 (678) 594-8298 Principal: Dr. Barbara Swinney

PRIVATE SCHOOLS Brookstone Montessori School (770) 426-5245 1680 Brookstone Walk, Acworth 30101 Principal: Linda Grier www.montessori.com Brookwood Christian School (678) 401-5855 4728 Wood Street, Acworth, GA 30101 Principal: Kim Wigington www.brookwoodchristian.com Cornerstone Prep (770) 529-7077 1720 Mars Hill Road, Suite #8, Acworth 30101 Administrator: Jeanne Borders www.cornerstoneprep.org First Baptist Christian School (770) 422-3254 2958 N. Main Street, Kennesaw 30144 Principal: Kim Dahnke www.fbcskennesaw.com Furtah Preparatory & Montessori School (678) 574-6488 5496 Highway 92, Acworth 30102 Headmaster: Fred Furtah Montessori Director: Denise Glass www.furtahprep.org Harvest Baptist School (770) 974-9091 3460 Kellogg Creek Road, Acworth 30102 Principal: Jamie Smithey www.harvestbaptistacworth.org Hopewell Montessori School (770) 917-0507 450 Harmony Grove Church Road, Acworth 30101 Director of Ed: Laura Morris www.hopewellmontessori.com Lyndon Academy (770) 926-0166 9914 Highway 92, Woodstock 30188 Headmaster: Linda Murdock www.lyndonacademy.org Mount Paran Christian School (770) 578-0182 1275 Stanley Road, Kennesaw 30152 Headmaster: Dr. David Tilley www.mtparanschool.com North Cobb Christian School (770) 975-0252 4500 Lakeview Drive, Kennesaw 30144 Head of School: Todd Clingman www.ncchristian.org Omega Private Academy (770) 792-7431 5330 Brookstone Drive, Acworth 30101 Principal: Kathy Keeton www.omegaprivateacademy.com

School Contact Information

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Kennesaw Charter School 1370 Lockhart Drive, Kennesaw 30144 (678)-290-9628 Principal: Kay Frey

Roland Russom Elementary School 44 Russom Elem. School Lane, Dallas 30132 (678) 574-3480 Principal: Gina King

Shiloh Hills Christian School (770) 926-7729 260 Hawkins Store Road, Kennesaw 30144 Administrator: John D. Ward www.shilohhills.com St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School (770) 419-8601 1618 Ben King Road, Kennesaw 30144 Principal: Sr. Mary Jacinta, O.P. www.scsiena.org The Walker School (770) 427-2689 700 Cobb Parkway North, Marietta 30062 Headmaster: Don Robertson www.thewalkerschool.org St. Joseph Catholic School (770) 428-3328 81 Lacy Street, Marietta, GA 30060 Principal: Pat Allen www.stjosephschool.org

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A cworth A rea C lubs & O rganizations

BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

Acworth Business Association (770) 423-1330 www.acworthbusiness.org

Southern Hope Humane Society (770) 445-7294 www.hopehumane.org

Cherokee Chamber of Commerce (770) 345-0400 www.cherokee-chamber.com Cobb Chamber of Commerce (770) 980-2000T www.cobbchamber.org KSU Small Business Development Center (770) 423-6450

www.sbdc.kennesaw.edu LeadsNet Business Referral Group (404) 819-8896

www.leadsnetgroup.com

CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS West Cobb Business Association (678) 776-6331

www.atlantayachtclub.org

Atlanta Water Ski Club

Acworth Optimist Club Contact: Debbie Ward

(770) 974-0670

Acworth Masonic Lodge 4497 McLain Circle

(770) 974-3577

(770) 425-3679

Air Force Aviation Heritage Foundation (770) 529-9003 Ext. 40 www.afahf.org Atlanta Area Council Boy Scouts of America (770) 989-8820 Girl Scout Council of North Georgia 4941 George Washington Avenue (770) 974-4278 Girl Scout — Camp Pine Acres 3963 Bartow Carver Road NW (770) 974-6696

Cherokee Soccer Association 770-704-0187 www.csaimpact.com Children's PEACE Center (770) 917-8815 www.childrenspeacecenter.homestead.com Cobb County Radio Control Modelers Club www.ccrc.info Foothills Running Club John McCusker, (770) 924-9504 Friends and Neighbors Club (F.A.N. club) Judy, (770) 514-7819 Kennesaw Futbol Club Carrie Crawford, (404) 630-8805 www.kennesawfc.org

Junior League of Cobb — Marietta (770) 422-5266 www.jlcm.org

MOMS Club of Acworth-West www.momsclub.org

Kennesaw-Acworth Lions Club P.O. Box 748 Acworth, GA 30101 www.kennesawacworthlions.org

MOMS Club of Acworth-East www.momsclubacwortheast.clubspaces.com

Kiwanis Club of Kennworth Golden K Contact: Marjory Everett (770) 966-0100

Northwest YMCA (Brookstone Area) 1700 Dennis Kemp Lane, Kennesaw (770) 423-9622

Sigma Gamma RHO Sorority 3122 Aviary Court Contact: Jackie Ajudua, (770) 529-5654

West Cobb Lacrosse Club (770) 641-2222 http://eteamz.active.com/westcobblacrosse

Cobb County Habitat for Humanity (770) 432-7954 www.cobbhabitat.org

VFW Post 5408 (Acworth & Kennesaw Post) 4764 N. Cobb Parkway (770) 974-0958 www.vfwpost5408.orgCherokee

SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

Here Am I Ministries, Inc. (770) 529-4644 Contact: Rev. DeAnna Fountain

POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS

Celebrate Life International www.CelebrateLife.org

www.westcobbbusiness.comAARC (All About Reaching Children) (678) 574-6023 www.allaboutreachingchildren.org Children Child Advocacy Council (770) 345-8100 Cherokee County Habitat for Humanity (770) 345-1879 www.cherokeehabitat.net Cherokee County Humane Society (770) 928-5115 www.cchumanesociety.org

Homeward Bound Pet Rescue (706) 698-HOME www.homeward.petfinder.com Humane Society of Cobb County (770) 428-9882 www.humanecobb.org Lung Cancer Alliance Georgia Contact: Edward J. Levitt (770) 590-7898 Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue & Adoption (770) 325-PETS www.mostlymutts.org Papa's Pantry (770) 591-4730 6151 Commerce Parkway, Woodstock www.papaspantry.org Paws for Disabilities Web site: www.pawsfordisabilities.org

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Cobb County Republican Women’s Club (770) 785-2522Atlanta Yacht Club

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County Democratic Party (770) 345-3489 Cherokee County Republican Party (770) 592-0575 Cobb County Democracy For America www.dfalink.com/cobbcounty Cobb County Democratic Party (770) 420-7133

RECREATION & HOBBIES Cobb County Libertarian Party (770) 425-2856 Cobb County Republican Party (770) 421-1833

West Cobb Mothers and More www.geocities.com/wcobbmothersandmore (770) 314-1211

Celebrate Recovery Contact: Sheryl Banister (770) 428-2100 Cherokee Focus

(770) 345-5483

Grandparents Support Group (678) 699-3400 Jewish Havurah Contact: Marcia, (770) 345-8687 Newcomers of Cobb County (678) 402-6152 www.newcomersofcobbcounty.com Sisters of Support (Breast Cancer Support) Contact: Sandy, (770) 926-3488 Widows / Widowers Grief Support Recovery (770) 590-0334 www.burnthickory.com


UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT:

PAULDING COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

President Barack Obama (D) (202) 456-1414 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue fax: (202) 456-2461 Washington, D.C. 20500 Website: www.whitehouse.gov e-mail: president@whitehouse.gov

240 Constitution Blvd. (770) 443-7550 Dallas, GA 30132 fax: (770) 443-7537 Website: www.paulding.gov

Commissioners: David Banett , Post 4

Senator Saxby Chambliss (R) (202) 224-3521 416 Russell Senate Office Building fax: (202) 224-0103 Washington, D.C. 20510 Website: http://chambliss.senate.gov e-mail: use contact form on website

CHEROKEE COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM

Senator Johnny Isakson (R) (202) 224-3643 1 Overton Park, Suite 970 GA: (770) 661-0999 3625 Cumberland Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30339 fax: (770) 661-0768 Website: http://isakson.senate.gov

Rep. Phil Gingrey, M.D. (R), District 11 (202) 225-2931 219 Roswell St., Marietta, GA 30060 GA: (770) 429-1776 Website: http://gingrey.house.gov fax: (770) 795-9551

Rep. John Linder (R), District 7 (202) 225-4272 90 North Street, Suite 360, Canton, GA 30114 GA: (770) 479-1888 Website: http://linder.house.gov fax: (770) 479-2999

Governor Nathan Deal (R) (404) 652-7003 State Capitol, Room 111 fax: (404) 652-7123 Atlanta, GA 30334

Senator Chip Rogers (R), District 21 (770) 516-0543 e-mail: ChipRogers2@comcast.net fax: (404) 463-1385

(770) 479-1871

Board of Education: Janet Read (R), Post 4 e-mail: janet.read@cherokee.k12.ga.us

(770) 516-1444

Rick Steiner (R), Post 5 e-mail: rick.steiner@cherokee.k12.ga.us

(770) 704-4398, x4370

COBB COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM

Office Superintendent, Fred Sanderson

Board of Education: Lynnda Crowder-Eagle (R), Post 1 e-mail: lcrowder-eagle.boardmember@cobbk12.org

Kathleen Angelucci (R), Post 4 e-mail: kangelucci.boardmember@cobbk12.org

(770) 426-3300 (770) 426-3453

PAULDING COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM

Superintendent, Cliff Cole

(770) 443-8000

Board of Education: Kim Curl, District 6

(770) 445-2600

CHEROKEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Senator Bill Heath (R), District 31 e-mail: billheath@billheath.net

(770) 537-5234

Senator Lindsey Tippins (R), District 37

(770) 426-4619

Rep. Charlice Byrd (R), District 20 e-mail: cbyrd@legis.state.ga.us

(404) 557-5069

COBB COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Rep. Ed Setzler (R), District 35 e-mail: esetzler@legis.state.ga.us

(404) 656-0126

CHEROKEE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PAULDING COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

1130 Bluffs Parkway (678) 493-6000 Canton, GA 30114 www.cherokeega.com

Commissioners: Buzz Ahrens (R), Chairperson e-mail: lbahrens@cherokeega.com

Jason Nelms, (R) Post 4 e-mail: jnelms@cherokeega.com

(678) 493-6001 (678) 493-6000

COBB COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Sheriff Roger Garrison (R) (770) 720-6393 90 North Street, Suite 330 Canton, GA 30114 www.cherokeega-sheriff.org

Sheriff Neill Warren (R) (770) 499-4609 185 Roswell Street Marietta, GA 30060 www.cobbsheriff.org

Sheriff Gary Gulledge (R) (770) 443-3010 247 Industrial Way North Dallas, GA 30132 www.paulding.gov/gov/sheriff.asp

CITY OF ACWORTH

Mayor Tommy Allegood

(770) 974-3112

CITY OF ACWORTH BOARD OF ALDERMEN (770) 974-3112

Butch Price, Post 1 e-mail: bprice@acworth.org

(770) 974-4321

Gene Pugliese, Post 2 e-mail: gpugliese@acworth.org

(678) 575-0596

(770) 528-3300

Bob Weatherford, Post 3 e-mail: bweatherford@acworth.org

(770) 974-3533

Helen Goreham (R), District 1 e-mail: hgoreham@cobbcounty.org

(770) 528-3313

Tim Richardson, Post 4 e-mail: trichardson@acworth.org

(770) 974-5259

JoAnn Birrell, District 3 e-mail: joann.birrelll@cobbcounty.org

(770) 528-3317

Tim Houston, Post 5 e-mail: thouston@acworth.org

(770) 917-1883

100 Cherokee Street (770) 528-3300 Marietta, GA 30090 fax: (770) 720-6361 Website: www.cobbcounty.org

Commissioners: Tim Lee (R), Chairman e-mail: tlee@cobbcounty.org

A ppointed O fficials

Superintendent, Dr. Frank Petruzielo

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STATE GOVERNMENT:

E lected

Rep. Tom Price (R), District 6 (202) 225-4501 P.O. Box 425, Roswell, GA 30077 GA: (770) 565-4990 Website: www.tomprice.com fax: (770) 565-7570 e-mail: tom@tomprice.com

(770) 443-7550, x4009

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Home Services

Vacation

E.P. Pressure Wash. Reasonable rates, free estimates, insured. (770) 380-2325. Frameless Shower Enclosures. Update your bathroom now with glass benches, mirrors and frameless enclosures. By D’Sapone, (770) 924-2871. Free estimates. Visit our website, www.dsapone.com.

VACATION  — Panama City Beach Gulf Highlands Beach Resort. Enjoy a nice vacation at the beach. Gulf Highlands Beach Resort 3BR/2-1/2 BA, Sunroom, Full kitchen, W/D, Reduced rates. Call for reservations (770) 592-1070 or (770) 356-1059.

Todd’s Tree Service. Trimming and removal. Dependable, Insured great clean up. (770) 592-4288.

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Help Wanted Outside Sales. AroundAbout Acworth is seeking dynamic sales professionals to direct and handle outside sales. The position is full time and requires own transportation and is commission based. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the Acworth/Kennesaw area, have outside sales experience and works well with a team and meeting deadlines. Please send resume to admanager@aroundaboutacworth.com or fax to (770) 529-1588.

Holding a Summer Camp? Reserve your space now in our Summer Camp Section Our readers use this section to plan their summer.

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KEEP YOUR CHILDREN AND YOURSELF SAFE 24/SEVEN! Wiz Kid Safety Products is dedicated in promoting personal safety. We offer self defense products such as Pepper Spray, Stun Guns, TASERS®, Mace® and Personal Alarms. We also carry hidden cameras (nanny cams), Spy and Surveillance systems. Please email info@wizkidgroup.com for a detailed catalog that can be sent to you in a PDF format. While on-line computer exploration opens a world of possibilities for children, expanding their horizons and exposing them to different cultures and ways of life, they can be exposed to dangers as they hit the road exploring the information highway. Advances in computer and communication technology allow your children to connect with complete strangers in a countless number of ways. The IntelliSpy COMPUTER ACTIVITY TRACKING SOFTWARE gives you the ability to track what your child does everytime they get on the computer. You have a right to know and to protect your child.

Features:

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Key Logging: see everything typed onto the keyboard...this includes emails, instant messages, social networking activity

computer, the program will restart. INTELLISPY Suggested Retail $69.95. Discounted to $59.95. Expires 6/30/11

Wiz Kid Safety Products 1007 Regency Drive, Acworth GA 30102 770-633-4161, Fax: 770-529-1588 Email: Info@WizKidGroup.com SUBTOTAL

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