EAST COBBER November 2013 Issue

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November 2013

Take One !

7th Annual PET GUIDE

Joy Evilsizor Director, Humane Society of Cobb County with her husband and #1 volunteer, Gail


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| Community Calendar

East Cobb Teachers of the Year Honored


| Gobble Jog


| Veterans Day Celebrations





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8 Ecumenical Thanksgiving

Celebration Brings Cobb County Faiths Together

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Seventh Annual Pet Guide Sit. Stay. Read up on the latest local info for pet lovers!

38 Dining Guide 44 Health & Wellness 56 Seniors 60 Club Calendar 64 Support Groups

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Much has been written about the first Thanksgiving regarding the brave band of people who landed in Plymouth to start a new, better world for themselves, their families and for future generations. Well, this month, like every edition, the EAST COBBER features a brave band of people making a better life for others right here in East Cobb, right now. In this edition, you can read about the East Cobb Teachers of the Year (page 6), leaders from different faiths coming together for a special ecumenical celebration (page 8), and the “Friends” group (page 12) —to name just a few East Cobb “pilgrims”. We also share some photos from two special events held here in East Cobb: the first annual Public Safety Celebration (page 54) and the Pope High School’s Foundation Fundraiser (page 62). All of these East Cobbers spotlighted are our modernday Pilgrims. Many, if not most, have been transplanted to this area and are determined to help build a better world right here in East Cobb. Sharing their stories is my way to give thanks for their earnest efforts to better our East Cobb community. I hope you will consider ss Cynthia with Sgt. Gardner and Detective the EAST COBBER your O’Neal at the first annual Public Safety Thanksgiving table. This Celebration Dinner which honored the publication unearths officers and staff of East Cobb’s Precinct IV. the riches of East Cobb County and shares the harvest of stories with you. Every month I hope you’ll sit down with an EAST COBBER and feast on the information and ideas contained in this publication, take time to appreciate the many blessings bestowed on East Cobb and share your good times with your neighbors, family, and friends. Remember, you are always welcome to “break bread” with us year-round. Happy Thanksgiving!

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In honor of our annual Pet Guide special section, we asked Joy Evilsizor, Director of the Humane Society of Cobb County and her number one volunteer (and husband), Gail, to grace our front cover. The Humane Society of Cobb County (HSCC) is an independent, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) humane animal welfare charity founded in 1957. They are a no-kill shelter serving Cobb County and the surrounding area. As the director of HSCC since 1998, Joy has been promoting responsible pet ownership, encouraging people to choose their pets from shelters, recruiting volunteers for assistance in shelter operations, and foster care. She works with Cobb County Animal Control saving animals (cats, dogs, hamsters and the occasional bird, too) from being euthanized. Joy is also busy partnering with veterinarians and local businesses for medical services, funding, in-kind donations and sponsorships. Joy’s “better half”, Gail, can be seen at local festivals manning their booth to raise awareness about the Humane Society’s programs, coordinating fundraisers for the nonprofit and helping “whenever needed . . . which is pretty much everyday!” says Gail. East Cobbers Joy and Gail have lived in the Weatherstone subdivision since 1990. For more information on the Humane Society of Cobb County visit www.humanecobb.com.


East Cobb Teachers of the Year Honored at Chamber’s Give Our Schools A Hand Ceremony The Teacher of the Year program is designed to spotlight those dedicated to educating and changing the lives of our young people. Each year, one talented and special person is selected to be a school’s Teacher of the Year. The Cobb County and Marietta City District Teachers of the Year placed their handprints in the Teacher Walk of Honor on the Marietta Square October 2. A pep rally on October 29 kicked off the annual Give Our Schools a Hand (GOSH) week at the Roswell Street Baptist Church. This is the 25th year that the Cobb Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the GOSH special event. A salute to education in Cobb County, GOSH week brought educators, students, parents, businesses and the community together to honor education. Here are the teachers of the year from the public schools located in East Cobb County: Susie Blunk SLP Addison Elementary School

Melody Stout 8th Grade Math Hightower Trail Middle School

Tasha Roberts-Hefner 3rd Grade Powers Ferry Elementary School

Teresa White Media Specialist Bells Ferry Elementary School

Annette Simpson Gifted Keheley Elementary School

Tracie Bucy Kindergarten Rocky Mount Elementary School

Tovah Martin Special Ed Blackwell Elementary School

Laurie Peterson AVID/PATH Kell High School

Lynda Bernard EIP Sedalia Park Elementary School

William Dryden Art Brumby Elementary School

Elizabeth Glass Kindergarten Kincaid Elementary School

Lindsey Drew 4th Grade Shallowford Falls Elementary School

Rita Mohrmann ESOL Daniell Middle School

Cathy Zingler Special Ed Lassiter High School

Emilie Rose 7th Grade Science Simpson Middle School

Joan Muzyka 3rd Grade Davis Elementary

Krissie Albertson 8th Grade Math Mabry Middle School

Jennifer Bradley 2nd Inclusion Sope Creek Elementary School

Carole Bronzino Art Dickerson Middle School

Tiffany Benincosa Special Ed, Language Arts McCleskey Middle School

Denise Danielson Science Sprayberry High School

Joyce Kemper Special Ed, MID Dodgen Middle School

Mary Ann Farah Kindergarten Mountain View Elementary School

Rachel Rountree 1st Grade Timber Ridge Elementary School

Margo King 7th Grade Science East Cobb Middle School

Mariko Shaw 1st Grade Mt. Bethel Elementary School

Jennifer Dino Special Ed Tritt Elementary School

Kelli Casey 3rd Grade Eastside Elementary School

Kelly Thornton 4th grade Murdock Elementary School

Joymichelle Green English Walton High School

Diane Cordova 5th Grade Eastvalley Elementary School

Lisa Gagnon 5th Grade Nicholson Elementary School

April Greenfield ESOL/Honors Brit Lit Wheeler High School

Jonathan Bayer Gifted Garrison Mill Elementary School

Nena Greene English Pope High School

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9th Annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration Brings Cobb County Faiths Together Congregations of 8 Faiths Come Together at Temple Kol Emeth November 21

Cobb County’s community award-winning annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration returns to Marietta’s Temple Kol Emeth for a ninth consecutive year. A mix of inspiring words and music sprinkled with humor, this event kicks off the Thanksgiving holiday season by giving people of all faiths the opportunity to come together and understand better the ways in which we are the same instead of focusing on our differences. The Thanksgiving Ecumenical Celebration takes place each year on the Thursday evening prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday, which this year is Thursday, November 21 at 7pm at Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road in Marietta/East Cobb County. Everyone is welcome. The celebration includes a light dessert reception afterwards at which various clergy will be available for informal conversation. For more information everyone is invited to friend Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service on Facebook. This year’s service will be emceed by Rabbi Steve Lebow and Imam Amjad Taufique with special insights from Monsignor Patrick Bishop of Transfiguration Catholic Church. Speakers and presenters on the celebration will

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represent Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Unitarian Universalism, and three branches of Christianity. “The Thanksgiving Ecumenical Celebration has become an annual touchstone for people who would rather understand and relate to their neighbors of different faiths, instead of having those people and their faiths delivered to them by stereotypes and sound bites,” according to Thanksgiving Ecumenical Celebration committee chair Hal Schlenger. The Cobb County Community Relations Council awarded the annual Thanksgiving Ecumenical Celebration with their 2010 Creating Community Award, recognizing its positive impact on the life of the county. There is no charge for parking or attendance. There will be a collection non-perishable food items for the MUST Ministries and a collection plate will be passed for Give A Gobble, an annual effort by the Women of Reform Judaism that provides Thanksgiving turkeys for needy families in Atlanta. For more information about the service or covering the event, contact Hal Schlenger, 770-335-077 or hal.schlenger@earthlink.net



Tritt Elementary School Sponsors “Dig Your Food” Event tion on why kids taste food differently than adults and how to make recipes using locally grown produce like apples and corn. In addition, the special guests met with the district’s foodservice managers for a personalized training session. Chef Mark discussed healthy food preparation, food pairings and presentation, and Adam shared new research from Cornell on how and why students make their choices in the lunch line and how to help them make healthier choices at school and at home.

ss Chef Mark Ainsworth invited Carly Oubs and Maxwell Fumerton to the stage to assist in making the Apple Crisp from Georgia apples

October marked National Farm to School Month, National School Lunch Week and National Food Day. To celebrate the food-focused month, the district’s Food and Nutrition team, led by Cynthia Downs, executive director of Cobb County School District’s Food & Nutrition Services Department, hosted a “Dig Your Food,” event last month at Tritt Elementary School. This special presentation featured Chef Mark Ainsworth of The Culinary Institute of America’s Hyde Park campus and Adam Brumberg of Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab. Both Ainsworth and Brumberg are recognized for their work in school food and lunchroom research. Ainsworth and Brumberg worked with students at Tritt Elementary providing an interactive demonstra-

Every day of the school week the district provides more than 85,000 meals to students. Downs’ work was honored earlier this year when two members of her team were invited to participate in a first-ever event for leading school foodservice programs at The Culinary Institute of America’s San Antonio campus. “We want our students, our parents and our administrators to better understand what we are offering our students today and the way that we’re developing our menus,” said Downs. This fall marks the second year of implementation for the new school meal rules and the first year for the new breakfast meal rules. Many parents and caregivers aren’t yet aware of how the new items stack up for flavor and to nutrition, and how they compare to favorite bag lunch options. “We’re extremely proud of the quality and selections of the foods we’re providing, which include fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, low fat dairy and whole grains,” continued Downs. Ms. Downs leads a team of professionals that provide meals to approximately 107,000 students each day in 110 schools.

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East Cobb Friends Raise Funds for Children’s Healthcare Have you heard of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta? Or Scottish Rite, Egleston or Hughes Spalding hospitals that make up the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation? Chances are pretty good that you have. (There are also twenty neighborhood locations, including Urgent Care Centers and Marcus Autism Center.) Chances are also ss Susan Gerstel, Fundraising pretty good that you Chair; Pat Iaffaldano, Chairman; have a child or know Shea Waldron, Membership of a child who has Chair of “Friends” displaying been treated at one the raffle prizes at last year’s of these facilities. After Wine-Tasting Gala. all, Children’s is one of the largest pediatric healthcare systems in the United States, serving over 300,000 patients from all 159 counties in Georgia. Thousands of those patients are from right here in Cobb County. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is one of the few hospitals in the U.S. to rank in the top twenty in each of the 10 specialty areas for U.S. News and World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals issue. Last year it received $52 million in generous donations from the community, which helped it provide patients with high-quality care, perform cutting-edge research and treat a wide range of pediatric conditions. So, you probably have heard of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. But, have you heard of Friends? Friends is the community volunteer organization at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. There are more than 35 community Friends groups throughout the Atlanta metro area. There is even a group called girlFriends, which is designed for girls in 9th through 12th grades who want to support Children’s.

Friends groups support Children’s through volunteer opportunities, fundraising events and special service projects. Last year, the groups raised a total of $2.5 million for Children’s! They also host birthday parties for hospitalized children, and coffee and donut breaks for family members. The 2013-2014 fundraising goals of the Friends groups include a simulation lab for nurse training, support for Marcus Autism Center and the Strong4Life wellness movement which aims to curb childhood obesity. East Cobbers are very fortunate to have a Friends group right in their own backyard: East Cobb Friends! East Cobb Friends includes women of all ages from a variety of local neighborhoods. Over the years, the group has participated in many service projects offered by the hospital. As Friends member Susan Gerstel shares, “Having had a child in the PICU at Scottish Rite for 21 days, I saw day after day, total commitment, caring and support from the nurses, doctors, specialists and staff at the Hospital. I have found my involvement in Friends to be a personal way to “give back” in some small way, to say “thank you” for CHOA’s vital and much appreciated help.” East Cobb Friends also host a number of fundraisers, including several wine-tasting galas that attract huge crowds each year. Perhaps you have attended one of the galas and placed a bid on an item in the silent auction! The group recently had a speaker at one of their meetings who works in Neuro-psychology at Children’s. The information she provided, particularly regarding sports-related concussions, was considered invaluable by her audience. Additional speakers are planned for future meetings. On November 12, several members of East Cobb Friends will be attending the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular at the Cobb Energy Center to benefit Children’s. Members are motivated to participate in Friends by the high-quality health care Children’s provides children in the Atlanta community. If you are looking for a new way to get involved and give back to your community, consider joining East Cobb Friends. For more information on East Cobb Friends, contact Pat Iaffaldano, Chairman; patricia.iaffaldano@gmail.com or Shea Waldron, Membership Chair; swaldron61@gmail.com.

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East Cobbers Present at National Tennis Congress By Lisa Stone

among them The Serve, Return of Serve in Doubles, The Forehand, Singles Strategy, and Doubles Strategy. Lisa Jones led multiple sessions of Tapping the Power of Yoga for Tennis: Recover, Restore, Rebalance, Renew to help players rejuvenate at the end of their long days of playing and learning.

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The nation’s first U.S. Tennis Congress, geared toward adult recreational tennis players, was held last month in Atlanta. USA Today dubbed the US Tennis Congress as the place for “one-stop shopping for instruction” featuring “a who’s who of experts from six continents.” The prestigious faculty included multiple Grand Slam Champions, five former World #1 players, three of the world’s 10 dual PTR/USPTA Master Pros, even a celebrity chef- Carla Hall from ABC’s TV show, The Chew. Among this well-credentialed group were East Cobb’s own Joseph O’Dwyer, former professional player and current tennis coach at Olde Towne Athletic Club’s Ginepri Performance Tennis Academy and Lisa Jones, owner and instructor of East Cobb Yoga Sol, also based out of Olde Towne Athletic Club. Joseph O’Dwyer taught a variety of on-court sessions throughout the event,

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The sold-out event brought together 250 participants who traveled to Atlanta from 32 U.S. states and several foreign countries. The goal of the Tennis Congress was to give passionate adult recreational players an unprecedented opportunity to learn from a world-class faculty about all aspects of training necessary to advance to the next level. For the first time, adult players were able to access customized, cutting-edge education on all aspects of training—technique, movement, strategy and tactics, fitness, injury prevention, nutrition, and mental conditioning. The event featured 350 workshops, seminars, and on-court classes taking place at both the Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree Conference Center and Peachtree City Tennis Center. “Think of it as a TED-style conference meets tennis super-camp,” said USTC founder P.J. Simmons. For more information on this and upcoming events, visit www.ustenniscongress.com


Lisa Stone is a tennis player, tennis parent, and creator of ParentingAces.com. She attended the US Tennis Congress both as media and as a recreational player hoping to improve her game. Lisa lives in East Cobb with her husband, Matthew. They have three children who attended Sope Creek, Dickerson, and Walton.




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GUIDE ANIMAL HOSPITALS East Cobb Veterinary Clinic

1314 East Cobb Drive • Marietta, GA 30068 770-973-2286 • www.eastcobbvet.com vet@eastcobbvet.com A small animal veterinary practice that focuses on preventative medicine and general pet care for almost 40 years.

Montrose Animal Hospital & Pet Hotel

1028 Woodlawn Drive • Marietta, GA 30068 770-977-9000 • www.montroseanimalhospital.com Montrose Animal Hospital is a state-of-the-art medical, boarding and grooming facility in East Cobb which has provided pet owners with superior service and care for over 20 years.


Owner: Sybil Green

Mountain Park Plaza Animal Hospital

4708 Woodstock Road • Roswell, GA 30075 770-973-2286 • www.mountainparkplazaanimalhospital.com mppah4708@gmail.com A FULL service clinic providing medicine, surgery, chemotherapy, dentals, and preventative care. Our doctors have practiced with us for 10+ years. Come visit!


Owner: Emma McDonough

Shallowford Animal Hospital

2323 Shallowford Road • Marietta, GA 30066 770-926-0926 Serving the East Cobb Community for over 29 years! Noam Zelman, VMD; Megan Reily, VMD; Regina Toner, VMD.

Terrell Mill Animal Hospital

1315 Powers Ferry Road • Marietta, GA 30067 770-952-9300 • www.tmah.vetstreet.com Terrell Mill Animal Hospital offers the following veterinary services: surgery, dental care, therapeutic laser, in house laboratory. Also boarding with Sunday pickup, daycare and bathing.

Tritt Animal Hospital


Owner: Kea Childress

4349 Shallowford Road • Marietta, GA 30062 770-992-8787 • www.trittanimalhospital.com Welcome to Tritt Animal Hospital. Small Animal Veterinary practice in East Cobb since 1990. We look forward to being your pet’s veterinary home!


Owner: Craig Ellixson

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CAT CLUBS Atlanta Cat Shows

www.atlantacatshows.org Includes Atlanta Phoenix Cat Society, Cotton States Cat Club, Rebel Rousers Cat Club, and Atlanta Allbreed Cat Club with shows located in Cumming, Duluth, and Gwinnett County Fairgrounds,

CFA Breeder Assistance & Breed Rescue, Inc.

www.cfabreederassist-rescue.org Charlene Campbell, CFABreedRescue@aol.com A program of the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) that helps with advice, food, physical assistance, and placement of cats.


Owner: Anna DeMario

DOG CLUBS Atlanta Doberman Pinscher Club

www.atlantadpc.com For well over two decades, the Atlanta Doberman Pinscher Club (ACPC) has strived to fulfill its mission through various activities including two annual specialty shows, temperament testing, and, most importantly, periodic meetings where members network and share a wealth of information with each other as well as hear from a spectrum of different speakers on matters of health, nutrition, fun things to do with your dogs, rescue, etc.


Owner: Sandy Raye

Atlanta Obedience Club

1193 Beaver Ruin Road, #D • Norcross, GA 30093 678- 948-7826• www.atlantaobedienceclub.com AOC is a non-profit organization. It exists for the purpose of promoting the training of dogs, disseminating the knowledge of obedience and racking training, advancing the interests of all pure bred dogs, encouraging the training of judges, holding and supporting obedience trials, tracking trials, agility trials and matches. OAC promotes cooperation and good sportsmanship among the club members in both the training and exhibition of dogs.


Owner: Michael Drewitz


Atlanta Yorkshire Terrier Meetup Group

www.yorkie.meetup.com/members/us/ga/atlanta Come socialize your Yorkie(s) and meet with Yorkie owners near you! Meets regularly and has fun doggie events.



Owner: Gus & Mabel Krussel

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GUIDE DOG CLUBS Bulldog Club of Metropolitan Atlanta

www.bulldogclubofmetropolitanatlanta.com The Bulldog Club of Metropolitan Atlanta is a member of The Bulldog Club of America’s Division VIII. Their goals are to protect the interests and advance the welfare of the AKC Bulldog.

Cavaliers of Greater Atlanta


Owner: Otto McNew

What do I do if my dog or cat bites someone? You will be required to make a decision about the future of your pet. Confinement is a must under the Cobb County Animal Control Ordinance. This quarantine/confinement is necessary for 10 days. You can choose to quarantine the animal at your vet or the Cobb County Animal Control Shelter. If you do not choose to keep the animal because of the bite, you can request that the animal be put to sleep and tested for rabies. Either of these options are not pleasant, but because of the potential for a rabies exposure and/or liability on your part you must make the decision that is best for your situation. Animal Control does not normally adopt out animals that have bitten or scratched, but every situation is considered individually.

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www.ckcscatlanta.org A sanctioned breed specialty club licensed by the AKC to conduct dog shows and matches. Membership is maintained in the American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club (the ACKCSC), which is the AKC parent club for the breed. The purpose of the club is to protect and advance the interests of the breed by promoting quality breeding, sportsmanlike competition and the education of members and the general public.

Chattahoochee Weimaraner Club

www.chattahoocheeweim.org Jim Macke • jimmacke@chattahoocheeweim.org The Chattahoochee Weimaraner Club offers a multitude of opportunities for Weimaraner enthusiasts, including a number of fun days throughout the year which give you a chance to try agility, swimming, bird work, and just plain fun.

Greater Atlanta Boston Terrier Club

www.akc.org/akc_clubs President Wanda Goodson • Goodsoncpa@aol.com

Kennesaw Kennel Club

PO Box 803 • Marietta, GA 30061 www.kennesawkennelclubinc.org AKC All Breed Kennel Club. They offer conformation training and obedience classes three times a year. They also have breeder referral.

Smyrna/Atlanta Toy Dog Meetup Group

www.toydog.meetup.com/Smyrna-Atlanta-toydoglovers/ Bring your spayed or neutered toy dog(s) for play dates and parties. Meet/network and share tips and experiences with other Toy Dog pet parents. Toy/small breed dogs up to 15 lbs are welcome.

Southeastern Greyhound Club (SEGC)

364 Country Club Drive • Newnan, GA 30263 770-GREYPET (473-9738) • www.greyhoundadoption.org info@greyhoundadoption.org The Southeastern Greyhound Club’s purpose is to provide Greyhound owners with a variety of ways to have fun with their Greyhounds, and to promote the breed by spreading the word about what wonderful pets Greyhounds make.

DOG BOARDING & CARE Haven the Dog Spot

736 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta, GA 30068 770-672-7343 • www.havendog.com Haven is EVERYTHING DOG! Indoor/outdoor size-specific daycare, luxury boarding, bathing and grooming, dog training, unique products. Precise holistic food, and dog adoptions. Open daily.

DOG PARKS – COBB COUNTY Sweat Mountain Park

4346 Steinhauer Road • Marietta, GA 30066 770-591-3160 • prca.cobbcountyga.gov Cobb County’s first off-leash dog park officially opened on October 21, 2006. Located in Sweat Mountain Park, the dog park has an area for large dogs and an area for smaller dogs weighing 30 lbs. or less. There are benches conveniently located for dog owners as well. Open daily dawn till dusk. Closed each Wednesday morning for maintenance.

Pitner Road Dog Park

2450 Pitner Road • Acworth, GA 30101 770- 528-8890 • prca.cobbcountyga.gov Open daily dawn till dusk. Separate areas for large and small dogs. Playground and picnic pavilion nearby for owners. Closed each Wednesday morning for maintenance.


Lost & Found Rules & Regulations • Upon receipt of any domestic animal impounded, wearing a tag, the Cobb County Animal Control Division will make diligent efforts to ascertain the identity of the animal’s owner and, if identified, shall, within 24 hours of receipt, contact the owner by telephone. It shall send notice of impoundment to the owner by mail. • All animals impounded shall be kept at the Animal Control Center for a period of not less than 5 working days unless redeemed within that period. • Any animal not redeemed shall be considered abandoned to the Animal Control Division, in which all rights of ownership shall vest in the Animal Control Division; and the owner shall have no further claim to such animal. • The owner of any animal impounded may regain possession of the animal upon payment of applicable fees: $50 reclaim fee for the first occurrence and $100 for the second offense; $10/ each day the animal was in the pound; and, any medical fees incurred. For more information call: 770-428-5678.




GROOMING Chase’n Tails Mobile Pet Styling

404-884-2139 • Chasentailsmobilepetstyling.com Nicole Harding • nicolehardingpet@gmail.com Mobile pet styling service for your pampered pet. Safe loving & stress free & best of all convenient! We come to you!

Hot Dogs Cool Cats Grooming Spa & Boutique

255 Village Parkway NE, Ste. 730 • Marietta 30067 770-858-1000 • www.hotdogscoolcats.net Ultimate TLC grooming and pampering, the best products always muzzle free. Only grain free nutrition, treats they love. Fun, tough toys. Great gifts for pet parents.

IN-HOME PET EUTHANASIA Sweet Dreams In-Home Pet Euthanasia

12195 Hwy 92, Ste. 114-216 • Woodstock 30188 770-858-1596 • www.SweetDreamsGeorgia.com Sweet Dreams exclusively provides in-home euthanasia for pets, allowing the experience to be peaceful and comfortable for the pet and for all family member present.


www.saddleupcobb.org Meetings are held monthly (Schedule TBD). If you are a horse lover and want to network and ride with local riders of all abilities and disciplines, then SaddleUp Cobb is for you.

Rhinestone Rodeo Chics

770-715-2028 • www.eteamz.active.com/rhinestonerodeochics A rodeo and special events drill team formed to promote the love of horses and good horsemanship while providing high speed, thrilling, fast paced fun and family entertainment for all audiences.

Cherokee County Saddle Club

770- 655-0819 • www.cherokeesaddleclub.com President Jim Gitzingr•CCSCPres@gmail.com Meet and join other members for trail rides, poker rides, parades and educational clinics. Plus there are various social activities during the year such as monthly meetings, picnics, and parties.

Georgia Federation of Saddle Clubs

www.georgiafsc.com The Georgia Federation of Saddle Clubs is a non-profit Equestrian Club. The members of the Federation compete in Judged (Performance) and Timed (Running) events.

Georgia Horse Council

P.O. Box 1307 Dacula GA, 30019 www.georgiahorsecouncil.com The Georgia Horse Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, educating and unifying equine-interested people, state horse organizations and state breed associations in Georgia.

EAST COBBER Promoting East Cobb People & Events www.eastcobber.com


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404-DOGLESS (364-5377) • www.adoptagoldenatlanta.com Adopt a Golden Atlanta is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to finding warm, loving homes for unwanted and/ or abused golden retrievers before they become strays or are turned into animal shelters.

All Paws Considered

770-640-5550 • www.petfinder.com/shelters/GA175.html All Paws Considered is an all no-kill pet rescue organization. They rescue neglected, abused and homeless animals and provide them with needed medical care and rehabilitation until permanent homes can be found.

Atlanta Animal Rescue Friends


Owner: Sharon Phillips

6570 James B River Drive • Stone Mountain, GA 30083 678-318-1886 • www.aarfatlanta.org AARF was founded in 2002 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization licensed by the state of Georgia that works to assist abandoned, abused and stray animals in finding new, loving homes.


Owner: Bonnie Smith

Atlanta Beagle Rescue

www.atlantabeaglerescue.org Helps find homes for beagles in need. Each dog is spayed/neutered, vet checked and microchipped.

Atlanta Pet Rescue

4874 S. Atlanta Road SE • Smyrna, GA 30080 404-815-6680 • www.atlantapetrescue.org Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption (APRA) is a non-profit, volunteerbased, no-kill shelter dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating dogs and cats so they can be adopted into safe and loving forever homes.

Atlanta Pit Bull Parents


Owner: Joan Barclay

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www.atlantapitbullparents.com • liz@atlantapitbullparents.com A group of pit bull parents that encourage responsible ownership and spay/neuter of all pit bulls and provides information about local events and issues of interest to pit bulls and their families.



Owner: McCoy Family



Picture-Perfect Pets… Without Leaving Home



www.atlantabullyrescue.thegivingeffect.com The goal of ABR is to rescue and rehabilitate stray and owner-surrendered bull breed canines and find them new forever homes.

Basset Hound Rescue of Georgia

P.O. Box 680322 • Marietta, GA 30068 770-499-1164 • www.bhrg.org Basset Hound Rescue of Georgia, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer effort to save abandoned and mistreated basset hounds for the love of the breed.

Cobb County Animal Shelter

ss Nicole Harding with her dog, Sebastian

The side panel of Nicole Harding’s mobile pet styling van says it all – providing a loving, stress-free environment at your home. With 13 years of experience and a self-contained salon on wheels, Harding launched her new grooming business, Chase’n Tails, earlier this year. She devotes her undivided attention to your pet, creating a positive, nurturing experience free of the anxiety that’s associated with grooming shop visits. With a love of animals and a keen understanding of their needs, it’s no surprise that many of her clients (the human owners) refer to her as the East Cobb Dog Whisperer.

1060 Al Bishop Drive • Marietta, GA 30008 770-499-4136 • www.cobbcountyga.gov As a unit of the Department of Public Safety, the shelter is responsible for handling complaints in Cobb County regarding dangerous, stray, or dead animals and animal cruelty. Call for hours.

Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Georgia, Inc

678.318.1451 Email: cocker4you@gmail.com

Ferret Business of Georgia

770-984-1417 • www.petfinder.com/shelters/ferretbusiness.html

Forgotten Paws Pet Rescue

www.forgottenpaws.com • info@forgottenpaws.com

Good Mews Animal Foundation

The creation of Chase’n Tails, which was named as homage to a beloved golden retriever named Chase, was a long-time dream for Harding. Although she values her grooming shop training, she felt that many times bottom-line economics took precedence over working with the pets.

736 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite A3 • Marietta, GA 30068 770-499-CATS (2287) • www.goodmews.org adopt@goodmews.org A non-profit organization that operates a no-kill, cage-free shelter for homeless, abused, and abandoned cats.

“I didn’t like the ‘get them in and get them out’ philosophy of the grooming shops,” explains Harding. “Sometimes pets need extra love and hugs before the grooming begins, especially for behavioral issues or nervous emotions that come with being caged around strange dogs. I never use muzzles or tranquilizers, and I believe that patience, love and even a little playtime builds trust to make grooming a pleasant experience.”

148 Fairground Street SE • Marietta, GA 30060 770-428-5678 • www.humanecobb.com Encourages the humane treatment of animals and proper care of pets. Offers animal control, humane education, library, lost and found, and adopt-a-pet program.

Humane Society of Cobb County

Now her own boss, Harding is driving her brightly decorated van around the streets of East Cobb and beyond. You can’t miss “Dude,” the dog dressed in 1960s style that adorns her door with his Peace, Love & Happy Paws. For your pet, Harding provides a safe, healthy and stress-free environment for grooming. Between each stop, she cleans and disinfects the grooming area until it sparkles. As the pet owner, you save time in not having to pick up and deliver your pet to a grooming shop. If you work during the day, that is not a problem. Many of Harding’s clients give her access to their homes, and she grooms the pets while the owners work.

Conveniently Located!

Harding’s grooming basics include specialty shampoos and conditioners customized to your pet, nail sanding, teeth brushing, blueberry facial, anal glands expressed, ears cleaned and bows and bandanas. Other customized services are available. Committed to honing her skills, Harding stays current on the latest grooming techniques, including the new Japanese techniques, through classes that she attends annually. If you are interested in scheduling a grooming appointment or just learning more about Chase’n Tails, please contact Nicole Harding at 404/884-2139 or visit chasentailsmobilepetstyling.com. Your pet will thank you.


Monday – Friday 8am-6pm Saturday 8am-1pm Visit us online! www.mountainparkplazaanimalhospital.com

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Good Mews 25th Anniversary Gala November 16th


770-325-PETS (7387) • www.mostlymutts.org info@mostlymutts.org

Mutt Maddness

P.O. Box 71821 • Marietta, GA 30007 404-406-6322 • www.muttmaddness.org info@muttmaddness.org

Georgia House Rabbit Society

2280 Shallowford Rd• Marietta, GA 30066 678-653-7175• www.houserabbitga.org The Georgia House Rabbit Society is committed to rescuing abused, abandoned and neglected domestic house rabbits, fostering them and finding them great homes. They work to educate the public on rabbit behavior and proper care.

Our Pal’s Place

4508 Canton Highway • Marietta, GA 30066 678-795-0202 • www.ourpalsplace.org helpanimals@ourpalsplace.org Pet adoption facility and education center. Its mission is to rescue dogs from euthanasia at local animal control shelters.

Papillon 911

P.O. Box 682225 • Marietta, GA 30068 www.pap911rescue.org A rescue organization committed to rescuing Papillons from dog-breeding facilities.

PET CLUBS—MISC. Animals Deserve Better, Inc.

P.O. Box 72016 • Marietta, GA 30007 770-402-0297• www.animalsdeservebetter.com

Dog Hikers Club

770-992-2002 Dr. Dan Batchelor • DrBatch@aol.com Encourages dogs to accompany members on 10-mile hikes throughout North Atlanta area.

Happy Tails Pet Therapy, Inc.

P.O. Box 767961• Roswell, GA 30076 770-740-8211 • www.happytailspets.org Happy Tails is a non-profit group of pet owners with a common goal - to volunteer time to share the unconditional love and joy pets can give to patients and residents at a variety of facilities.

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You’re invited to celebrate Good Mews Animal Foundation’s Silver Anniversary on November 16 from 7-11pm at the Atlanta Country Club, 500 Atlanta Country Club Drive, in Marietta/East Cobb. Your ticket includes a 3-course seated dinner and 2 drinks per person. The evening will feature a silent/live auction, dancing, and live entertainment! Auction items include a Six Day African Safari, week-long stay at a beachfront condo in Isle of Palms, original artwork & jewelry from local artists, Tiffany & Co. merchandise, dining gift certificates, electronics, and much more! Pete the Cat has asked that you wear cocktail attire (black tie optional). Tickets to the gala are now available online; they are $110 if purchased in advance and will be $125 at the door. Sponsorship levels are also available. 50/50 Raffle Tickets are available for $10 in advance and the night of the Gala. Winner will receive half of the total amount raised through raffle ticket sales (Good Mews keeps the other half). Winner does not need to be present at the Gala to collect prize. Visit www.goodmews.org or call 770-499-2287 for tickets or more information. Located in East Cobb, Good Mews offers an alternative to traditional animal shelters in the metro-Atlanta area by providing a no-kill, cage-free haven for homeless, abused or abandoned cats until placing them in permanent, loving homes. Good Mews, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, was the first no-kill, free-roam, feline-only shelter established in Georgia, housing approximately 100 cats at any given time, with an additional 30+ cats living in foster homes. Since 1988, Good Mews has placed more than 6,500 cats in permanent homes. The shelter receives no government support, relying instead on donations of time, service, supplies and money from supporters, the public and area businesses. Good Mews is located at 736 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite A3, in Marietta/ East Cobb. For more information and hours, visit www.goodmews.org or call 770-499-CATS (2287).





PET FOOD Red Bandanna

>Hammond Square Shopping Center 216 Johnson Ferry Road • Sandy Springs, GA 30328 404-705-8282 >Piedmont Commons Shopping Center 1000 East Piedmont Road • Marietta, GA 30062 770-565-7751 >Providence Square Plaza 4101 Roswell Road Suite 304 • Marietta, GA 30062 770-579-2090 • www.redbandannapetfood.com Affordable, natural dog and cat food, and supplements for the life of your pets. Red Bandanna is dedicated to helping solve nutritional challenges and helping your pets to heal.


P.O. Box 669936 • Marietta, GA 30066 lydia38@bellsouth.net • www.DickieDogCollars.com Handcrafted, Interchangeable Dog Bandannas for Every Occasion! Our Velcro system allows for countless festive bandanna outfits with just one collar! Order today at www.DickieDogCollars.com.

Cobb County Leash Law Cobb County Code #3-5-9 (Leash Law) - “It shall be unlawful for the owner of any animal to be out of his immediate control and restraint, or to be left unattended off the premises of the owner, or to be upon the property of another person without permission of the owner...every animal shall be restrained and controlled so as to prevent it from molesting passerby, chasing vehicles, or attacking persons or other animals...” Those animals not in compliance with this law should be reported to Cobb County’s Animal Control Division at 770-499-4136.

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James Davis, DVM Kerry Webster, DVM Agda Tamassia, DVM Mary Matthews, DVM

Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-6pm • Sat 8am-4pm Sunday 1-3 Boarding Pickup Only SURGERY •GROOMING • BOARDING • ADOPTIONS VACCINATIONS • DOGGIE DAY CAMP • ACUPUNCTURE

AAHA Accredited, The Standard of Veterinary Excellence.


(770) 977-9000

Lucy with her “baby” Samara Owner: Stephanie Savrin


1028 Woodlawn Drive • Marietta East Cobb Near Johnson Ferry Rd.


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Free Mulch. Cobb EMC offers free mulch from the clearance maintenance of Cobb EMC power lines. It is available throughout the year and can be delivered when crews are in your area. More info: 678-355-3413.

Tuesday and Saturday

Feeding Time at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Join a naturalist for an in-depth look at one of their resident animals as they are being fed. 4pm. Admission: $6/Child, $10/Adult, $7/Seniors 65+, $7/Students. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055.

Every Saturday

Free Arts and Crafts at Lakeshore Learning Store. Make a Scarecrow Wind Sock, Pilgrim Hat Pencil Holder, I Am Thankful Place Mat, Silly Turkey Hat, or Falling Leaves Mobile. 11am-3pm. Ages 3 and up. Lakeshore Learning Store, 4287 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-3100 or www.lakeshorelearning.com.

Every Saturday and Sunday

Marietta Square Farmers Market featuring products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, and cheese. Saturday: 9am-12pm. Sunday: 12-3pm. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.

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Every Saturday and Sunday

Trail Hikes. A docent guides you on a journey through the Chattahoochee Nature Center trails using biofacts and activities to spark you “natural” curiosity. 1 and 3 pm. Admission: $8/adults. $6/seniors. $5/ages 3-12. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055.

November 3 & 17

Kabbalah Café. Delve into the mystical secrets of Judaism based on the Chassidic teachings of Tanya. This tale of two souls will give you the tools to understand yourself in unprecedented ways. 9:30-10:30am. Chabad of Cobb, 4450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-565-4412 or www.chabadofcobb.com.

November 7-9, 15-17 & 22-23

Parade presented by Act3 Productions. The play tells the true story of Jewish Factory Manager Leo Frank. This musical was first produced on Broadway in 1998 and won Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Original Score. 8pm. November 17: 3pm. Tickets: $15-$28. Act3 Playhouse, 6285-R Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. More info: 770-241-1905 or www.act3productions.org.





Deathtrap presented by Georgia Ensemble Theatre. This wickedly clever thriller is filled with twists, turns, shocking moments and plenty of laughter. Thursday-Friday and November 9: 8pm. Saturdays, November 16 and 23: 4pm and 8pm. Sundays: 2:30pm. Wednesdays: 7:30pm. $25-$35. $10 “Recession-buster” perimeter tickets based on availability. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info: 770-641-1260 or www.get.org.

November 8

Trees of our Lives: Small Native Trees for the Landscape. Choosing the right tree for the right place is key to having years of pleasure. Master Gardener Dawn Hines will take you through all aspects of tree care from choosing and planting to pruning. She stresses the dangers of nonnative invasives (exotics) to our landscapes and native areas. 12-1pm. Bring your lunch. Cobb Water System, 662 S. Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info: www.cobbmastergardeners.org.

November 8-9

27th Annual Mt. Zion Craft Show sponsored by the Mt. Zion United Methodist Women, featuring 52 artists and crafters, door prize, silent auction, pictures with Santa, bake sale, and more. All proceeds benefit local and church mission projects and charities. Friday: 9am-5pm. Saturday: 9am-4pm. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465 or www.mtzionumw.org.


November 8-9

Atlanta Antique Gun & International Military Show. Friday: 12-5pm. Saturday: 9am-4pm. $7/adults. $1/ages 6-12. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: Richard Shields, 704-282-1339, or Richard@thecarolinatrader.com.

November 8-23

A Thousand Clowns presented by The Polk Street Players. Murray is an uncle to precocious nephew, Nick. Tired of writing cheap comedy gags for “Chipper the Chipmunk”, a children’s television star, Murray finds himself unemployed with plenty of free time with which to pursue his... pursuits. Lectured by his conventional brother Arnold and hounded by “the system”, Murray is paid a visit by bickering, uptight social workers, Sandra and Albert, and finds himself solving their problems as well as most of his own. Friday-Saturday: 8pm. Saturday, November 9 & 16: Dinner at 7pm. Sunday: 2:30pm. $12.50 or $20 for Saturday Dinner Show. $10 on November 21. The Stellar Cellar at St. James’ Episcopal Church, 161 Church Street, Marietta. More info: 770-218-9669 or www.polkstreetplayers.com.

November 9

YMCA Open House. Bring the whole family to enjoy a day of health at the McCleskey & Northeast Cobb YMCAs. Preview classes, tour the facility, and enjoy the pool, give-a-ways and the children’s center. 9am-1pm. Free. McCleskey YMCA, 1055 East Piedmont Road, Marietta. Northeast Cobb YMCA 3010 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 678-564-2120 or lindaj@ymcaatlanta.org.


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR November 9-10, 16-17, & 23-24

Good Mews Décor Market. Stock up on a variety of gently used holiday items, décor, collectibles, and more! Proceeds will benefit the cats and kittens of Good Mews. Open Weekends. Saturday: 9:30am-5pm; Sunday: 12-5pm. Sandy Plains Shopping Center, 1860 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More Info: 770-499-2287 or www.goodmews.org

November 10

Fall Bargainata brought to you by The Atlanta Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW). Find new or gently worn men’s and women’s Designer Clothing, shoes, purses, accessories and housewares. On average, expect to see items discounted 90 percent. Proceeds from this sale help to fund programs which benefit Atlanta’s women, children and families. 11am-4:30pm. Hilderbrand Court Shopping Center, 6125 Roswell Road, Atlanta. More Info: 404-843-9600 or kimu@mcjwatlanta.org.

November 11

League of Women Voters Marietta-Cobb presents, Dr. Sarita McCoy Gregory, Assistant Professor of Political Science from Kennesaw University, she will give her speech, “The Value of the Vote: Understanding the 2013 Supreme Court Ruling and Its Aftermath,” focusing on the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the current reactions and responses at the state and federal level. 7pm. Marietta Fire House, 112 Haynes Street Marietta. More info: www.mariettacobb.ga.lwvnet.org.

November 12 & 19

Munch & Learn at Barrington Hall. Janet Rigsby, staff horticulturist, will speak on various gardening topics and answer questions about your gardening concerns. Bring your lunch. 12:15-12:45pm. Free. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info: 770-640-3855.

November 14

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia provides personal and uplifting accounts of the dyslexic experience, not only clearing up the misconceptions about the condition, but also paints a picture of hope for all who struggle with it. Some of the proceeds will benefit Gracepoint School. 7:30pm. $12. GTC Merchant’s Walks Stadium Cinemas 14, 1301 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More Info: Kandace Ellis, kctnoni@yahoo.com. It Can’t Happen to Me: Preventing Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Addiction program for parents only at Congregation Etz Chaim. Open to the community. 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Congregation Etz Chaim and Jewish Family & Career Services, 1190 Indian Hills Parkway, Marietta. More info: 770-973-0137. Mt. Bethel Christian Academy Open House for prospective families for the 2014 school year. 10am. Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-0245 or www.mtbethelchristian.org.

November 14, 16 & 17

Into the Woods presented by Walton High School Drama students present this well known and loved musical. Thursday: 7pm. Saturday: 2pm & 7pm. Sunday: 3pm. Tickets: $10. Walton High School, 1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta. More Info: 770-557-1245 or www.waltondrama.com.

November 15

Martinis & Music. The fourth and final installment of this year’s event will celebrate important members of the community. Exhibitions, sponsors and volunteers will be the focus. A live band will provide entertainment. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. $8/non-member. Members free. 5:30-8:30pm. Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1444. You make this publication FREE to 40,000 readers every month!

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Progressive International Motorcycle Show featuring the largest exhibit of motor GP bikes. See race bikes, vintage and custom bikes; games, shows and entertainment. Friday: 3-8pm. Saturday: 10am-8pm. Sunday: 10am-5pm. $12/adults. $6/ages 6-11. Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: www.motorcycleshows.com/atlanta.

November 15-17

Wizard of Oz presented by Curtain Call Youth Players. Join CCYP as they convey this timeless story filled with modern spectacle, great music and animated characters. Friday: 7:30pm. Saturday: 2pm and 7:30pm. Sunday: 2pm. $15. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb County Civic Center 548 South Marietta Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA 30060. More info/tickets: 404-692-2297, info@ccyp.org or www.ccyp.org.

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November 16

Time and Place: Using Research in Your Fiction presented by Georgia Writers Association. Joe Samuel Starnes, author of the novels Fall Line and Calling, will discuss how fiction can come alive with details acquired from research. He will offer writers tips on avoiding the pitfalls and delays that doing research can bring to fiction writing. 12-2pm. Kennesaw State University Center, Room 300, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw. More Info: 770-420-4736 or ksigman@georgiawriters.org.

November 16-17

MCMA’s Arts and Crafts Expo. Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art’s (MCMA) inaugural handmade arts and crafts bazaar, featuring talented artists and crafters from the greater Metro Atlanta Area. Saturday: 11am-5pm. Sunday 12-5pm. Free. Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta St, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1444 or www.MariettaCobbArtMuseum.org.

14th Annual One Step Forward 5K Run/Walk to benefit Lou Gehrig’s Disease sponsored by Neurosport Physical Therapy. 8am. $30 for 5k; $10 for 1k. Register at active.com, Big Peach Running or Neurosport Physical Therapy, 1163 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 100, Marietta. More info: Chris Hanley, 770-321-0155, chanley@neurosportga.com, or www.neurosportphysicaltherapy.com.

November 17

Cobb Executive Women Luncheon. Speaker: Chuck Wade, President & CEO, Council on Alcohol and Drugs. Program: Drugs Don’t Work in Georgia. Registration and networking: 11am. Program: 11:15am. Members: $20 online (by noon, November 6) or $35 at door. Guests: $30 online (by noon, November 6) or $45 at door. The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, 17th Floor, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org.

Wetland Restoration Project. Help eradicate privet from the wetlands along the river. Bring a pair of gloves and shovel if you have them! Ages 5 – adult. Advance registration required by November 13. 2 – 4pm. Free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeow Road, Roswell. More info: contact Rebecca Gilbert @ 770-9922055 x 236 or r.gilbert@chattnaturecenter.org.

“It Can’t Happen To Me” Preventing Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Addiction for high school students only with presenters Ryan Stringfield, Erica Katz and State Attorney General Sam Olens. Sponsored by Congregation Etz Chaim and Jewish Family & Career Services. 1pm. Congregation Etz Chaim, 1190 Indian Hills Parkway, East Cobb. More info: 770-973-0137.

Georgia Symphony Orchestra Jazz at the Strand. Sam Skelton and the GSO Jazz will present incredible big band jazz! 8pm. $28/adults. $10/students. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-429-7016 or www.georgiasymphony.org. Greyhound Gallop: Chasing the Big Dog 2013 benefits Garrison Mill Elementary School. 8am/1K. 8:30am/5k. $30 if pregistered by 11/13/13; $35 after. $100/family of 4. Garrison Mill Elementary School, 4111 Wesley Chapel Road, Marietta. More info: www.greyhoundgallop.com. How to Buy Toys for Your Child. Stop by Momo’s Special toys and learn about toys and how they promote your child’s development. Especially good for parents with children with special needs. Learn about toys that will help with motor skills, balance, coordination, and more. All day event. Make your appointment today! Momo’s Special Toys, 2323 Shallowford Road, Suite 107, Marietta. More info: 770-926-1999 or www.momospecialtoys.com.



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November 18-19

The Kennesaw State University (KSU) Tellers: Student Storytelling Concert. Directed by Charles Parrott. Join the KSU Tellers as they show off their best original storytelling performances from each semester. May not be suitable for audiences under 16. 8pm. $5. Onyx Theater, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Bldg. 28, Kennesaw. More info: 770-423-6650 or www.kennesaw.edu/arts/boxoffice.

November 21

9th Annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration. Usher in Thanksgiving with a joyous celebration of the things that bring us together. Bring canned food donations for MUST Ministries and financial donations will be collected for the Family Promise Network. Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta. More Info: 770-973-3533. A Taste of Haiti Benefit Banquet. Come & enjoy A Taste of Haiti with sites, sounds, and stories from this beautiful tropical country. There will also be a silent auction with artist work from local Georgia artists. Come help support Help 4 Haiti, a local nonprofit whose latest project is to build a new orphanage in Onaville, Haiti. The public is invited to learn more about how you can sponsor a child. 6:308:30pm. $25. Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: 404-861-3959 or www.help4haiti.org.

November 21-24

Thanksgiving Break Craft Week. Get in touch with your crafty side. Reuse and recycle items to make fun, takehome projects with different crafts each day. Recommended for ages 4 and up. 11am-12pm. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.

November 22-23

K.I.S.S. Yule-Tyde Brigade, performances by the student improv ensemble usher in the change of seasons with a wondrous wallop. May not be suitable for audiences under the age of 16. Student Improv Company, Kennesaw State University, coordinated by Jamie Bullins. 8pm. Free. Onyx Theater, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Bldg. 28, Kennesaw. More info: 770-423-6650 or www.kennesaw.edu/arts/boxoffice.

November 22-24

28th Annual Gem and Mineral Show & Sale presented by Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society. Over 35 vendors will show a large selection of gems, fossils, rocks and bead supplies. Friday-Saturday: 10am-6pm. Sunday: 10am-5pm. Free. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: www.cobbcountymineral. org.


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Celebrating Hanukkah we will be celebrating Hanukkah by giving chocolate Gelt and special coupons. All day event. Save $5 on purchase of $29.99 or more, save $7 on purchase of $34.99 or more. Just mention the word Hanukkah! Momo’s Special Toys, 2323 Shallowford Road, Suite 107, Marietta. More info: 770-926-1999 or www.momospecialtoys.com.

November 23-24

31st Annual Sprayberry Arts & Crafts Show with over 150 arts, crafts, raffle and great food. Proceeds go to Sprayberry High School PTSA. Saturday: 9am-5pm. Sunday: 12-4pm. Sprayberry High School, 2525 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-3200.

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November 25-30

Certified Teen Driving Course offered by Safe America Foundation, licensed by the State of Georgia Department of Driver Services. Students will attend the staterequired 30 hours of classroom training after which they must complete the required behind-the-wheel training individually within 6 months. 9am-3:30pm. No classes Thanksgiving Day. $150/30-hour classroom only. $474/ classroom + 6 hours behind the wheel training. $574/ classroom + 10 hours behind the wheel training. The Safe America Foundation, 2480 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-7223 or www.safeamerica.org.

November 28

10th Annual Gobble Jog, MUST Ministries’ largest fundraiser. Peachtree qualifying race. Packet pick-up Wednesday, November 27, 12-7pm, First United Methodist Church, 56 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. Register at any Big Peach Running Company location or on-line at www.active.com. Same day registration for untimed runners only beginning at 6:30am. 10K (7:30am start), 5K (9:00am start), 1K (8:45am start) and Tot Trot (ages 5 & under – 10:30am start). Marietta Square. More info: 678-218-4521 or www.gobblejog.org.


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR November 29-December 8

The Nutcracker. Sugarplums will surely be dancing in your head as you witness over 300 cast members from the Tolbert Yilmaz School of Dance and The Roswell Dance Theatre in this annual production. Friday, 7:30pm. Saturday, November 30: 10am (with breakfast at 9am), 2pm & 7:00pm. Sunday, December 1: 1pm & 5pm. Thursday: 10am. Wednesday: 10am & 7pm. Saturday: 9am, 10am & 7:30pm (VIP reception at 6pm). Sunday: 2pm. Sunday, December 2: Sugar Plum Tea @ 1pm. $15-$55. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forest Street, Roswell. More info:770-998-0259, 1-855-222-2849, or www.tututix.com.

December 2

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour, an uplifting, high-energy show the whole family will love. 8pm. $29-$89. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-916-2800, www.ticketmaster. com. or www.cobbenergycentre.com.

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High Tea. A delightful way to spend an afternoon in the 1839 childhood home of Mittie Bulloch. Visit includes a delicious 2-course tea served by ladies in period clothing and a tour of the house decorated for Christmas. 4pm. $40/person. Reservations required. Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. More info: 770-992-1731, ext. 7 or www.bullochhall.org.

December 4

Community Menorah Lighting. The community is invited to a Menorah Lighting on the last night of Hanukah at Temple KolEmeth, sponsored by Chabad of Cobb, Congregation EtzChaim, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, Marcus Jewish Community Center, PJ LIbrary and Temple KolEmeth. 7pm. Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta. More vents e info: 770-973-3533. g n ki a re


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The Adventures of Milton the Menorah. Congregation Etz Chaim invites the community to a Family Hanukah program as the bible players present: The Adventures of Milton the Menorah, an interactive comedy show, fun for all ages, including adults. Followed by a Hanukah Menorah Lighting. Congregation Etz Chaim, 1190 Indian Hills Parkway, Marietta. More Info: 770-973-0137.


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December 5

Holiday Tree Lighting. Join Santa Claus to kick off the holiday season. Festivities begin at 5pm with performances by local school choruses. Santa will arrive at 5:20pm and light the giant Christmas tree at 6pm. More entertainment will follow while Santa visits with children in the gazebo until 8pm. Historic Marietta Square. More info: 770-429-1115 or www.mariettaga.gov.

December 6-7

33rd Annual Apple Annie Crafts and Arts Show featuring over 130 of the Southeast’s finest artisans and crafters. One of the largest nonprofit shows with a high quality and large assortment of crafts and arts in a festive setting. Friday: 9am-7pm. Saturday: 9am-2pm. $3. Free/under 12. No strollers. Catholic Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400 or www.st-ann.org.



Is there anything in the world that makes grandma and grandpa happier than to have portraits of their grandkids? A portrait taken by Michael’s Photography is a great way to share your love. Michael’s Photography 770-977-6900 themichaelsphotography.com


Make your shopping merry and bright with our Holiday Gift Guide filled with great gift ideas you can get right here in East Cobb!

La Fonn is a simulated diamond and sterling silver bonded with platinum line that gives you a HUGE look with out the huge price tag. Choose your gift from this stunning line starting as low as $75 or this featured necklace at $180.

Make someone feel special with a holiday box of pastries, a specialty cake, or a holiday pie. Sugar Benders Bakery 255 Village Parkway, Suite 240-A Marietta 30068 678-402-8588 www.sugarbenderscakes.com

Ezy-Roller combines the control of a bike and the fun of a scooter. Find the Ezy-Roller and many other great toys at Momo’s Special Toys. Momo’s Special Toys 2323 Shallowford Road Marietta 30066 770-926-1999 momospecialtoys.com

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David Douglas Diamonds & Jewelry 3605 Sandy Plains Rd Ste 260 Marietta, GA 30066 770-578-0598 daviddouglas.com

This Holiday let Moop’s be your personal shopper. Moop’s 255 Village Parkway #135 Marietta 30067 770-857-0009 facebook.com/MoopsBoutique

Edible Arrangements® fresh fruit bouquets are beautiful and delicious, especially with chocolate. They’re perfect for the holidays and available for pickup and delivery Monday thru Saturday. Edible Arrangements 4880 Lower Roswell Road Suite 820 Marietta, GA 30068 770-579-7081 ediblearrangements.com www.eastcobber.com

Show you care by giving the gift of health with a gift certificate in any amount for healthy organic meals, groceries or vitamins. Life Grocery & Café 1453 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 770-977-9583 lifegrocery.com

This Aztec sweater is the perfect gift for mother or daughter. It’s over-sized and super cozy. Pairs perfectly with your favorite jeans and boots..

Your friends and family will thank you twice when you give them a Queen of Hearts gift certificate – when they open the envelope and again when they shop at “the Queen” and make that special purchase. Queen of Hearts 2745 Sandy Plains Road Marietta 30066 678-453-0600 queenofheartsantiques-interiors.com

Muse Boutique 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 136 Marietta 30068 770-578-4344 museboutiqueatlanta.com

The Reindeer Dragon with ChewGuard technology is the best gift for those of us with overzealous dogs! The extra layer of ChewGuard will keep many dogs from being able to destroy this toy! (No toy is dog proof; always supervise your pets with their toys.) RRed Bandanna Pet Food 4101 Roswell Road, Suite 304 Marietta 30062 770-579-2090 RBPetfood.com

Christmas cookie bouquets are a fun way to present cookies as a holiday gift, at the office, for school holiday parties and for Christmas cookie exchanges. We also make custom cakes! Cookies By Design 3101 Roswell Road Marietta, GA 30062 770-578-0200 cookiesbydesign.com

“Give the gift of health with a membership, massage or personal training gift certificates! Gift bag included. WellStar Health Place 330 Kennestone Hospital Blvd. Marietta 30060 770-793-7300 wellstarhealthplace.org www.eastcobber.com

Give someone you love a gift certificate for a hair makeover! Patrick Carmen NR.9 Salon 2520 E. Piedmont Road Marietta 30062 678-427-8000


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HOW GREAT IS THIS?! EXPERIENCE THE TWO-FUR-ONE GIFT! The Haven the Dog Spot Gift Certificate provides a real treat for two of your favorite family members spouse and dog!

And to all a good gift. Limited Edition Whole Foods Market® Gift Cards are made with sustainably harvested birch wood and designed by artist Jason Middlebrook. Purchase Gift Cards in-store or at wholefoodsmarket.com. Whole Foods Market Merchant’s Walk 1311 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 678-996-9700 wholefoods.com

Ultimate TLC grooming and pampering, the best products always muzzle free. Only grain free nutrition, treats they love. Fun, tough toys. Great gifts for pet parents. Hot Dogs Cool Cats Grooming Spa & Boutique 255 Village Parkway NE Marietta 30067 770-858-1000 hotdogscoolcats.net

Give yourself or someone you love a gift of a lifetime: piano lessons! Silva Piano Studios 1518 Blackwell Road Marietta 30066 770-565-7177 silvapiano.com

East Cobb’s newest interiors & consignment store loaded with new & vintage furniture, accessories and gifts. Merchandise changes daily! Check back often for great prices and unique pieces. The Corner at Old Canton 3125 Roswell Road Marietta, GA 30062 678-909-3549 thecorneratoldcanton.com

Give something unique, special and different that you won’t see everywhere. Come see our award winning designs! Edward Johns Jewelers 1205 Johnson Ferry Road #124 Marietta 30062 770-977-2026 edward-johns.com 34 November 2013

Give them both the gift of freedom -- a day of play and a relaxing night away. Where else can you get all of this for $40! Haven the Dog Spot 736 Johnson Ferry Rd #1 Marietta, GA 30068 770-672-7343 havendog.com


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Veterans Celebrated Throughout Cobb Veterans Day, celebrated this year on Monday, November 11, gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. Deceased veterans are also remembered on Veterans Day but the day is set aside to thank and honor living veterans who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime. Here are some local events planned to commemorate those who served our country.

Kennesaw State University Veterans Day Celebration

Acworth Veterans Day Ceremony

November 7 • 12 – 2PM Campus Green in front of KSU Hall 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw The Semper Fi Society, ROTC Club, Student Veteran Club, Veteran Resource Center and the Presidential Commission for Veteran Affairs, with the support of Student Life will be hosting the campus Veterans Day Ceremony. Special guest speakers will be on hand, as well as food and other special events.

November 11 • 2 pm Veterans Memorial at Patriots Point –Cauble Park 4425 Beach Street, Acworth The Ceremony to honor our veterans is held each year at the Veterans Memorial at Patriots Point in Cauble Park. Veterans and current servicemen give their comments on what service to our country means to them. Engraved pavers dedicated to those who have served in our armed forces that have been purchased since the previous Memorial Day will be presented at the event.

Veterans Salute

Marietta 9th Annual Veterans Day Parade

November 8 • 12-2:30pm North Cobb Senior Center, 4100 Highway 293, Acworth Join North Cobb American Legion Post 304 and enjoy entertainment provided by Take III Trio. The keynote speaker is Miss Micenna Brooks, a vibrant, active, intelligent 6th grader, founder and operator of Micenna’s Mission for Veterans. Her mission’s motto is, “To let all veterans know that they are loved, appreciated, and not forgotten.” She gets children and adults to make cards, letters, and drawings for veterans. Micenna is a sergeant in the Young Marines, a youth organization for children ages 8 to 18. She is the lead Youth Ambassador to the National Foundation of Patriotism and has been volunteering with the Foundation since the age of seven.

Veterans Day Program

November 11 • 10am-12pm East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta Celebrate all the men and women who have served in our armed services. Ken Myers will lecture on his collection of memorabilia and uniforms spanning the time period from World War I to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Many of the items in the display are accompanied by pictures of the men and women to whom they belonged. In addition there is one uniform which is not identified by a name but is labeled, “In Honor of All Those Veterans Who are Unknown by Name”.

Veterans Day Celebration

November 11 • 11am-12:30pm Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 2000 Cobb Parkway SE, Marietta Celebrate Veterans Day with food, a parade and a Veterans ceremony produced by Georgia Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, along with their community partners. Also included will be booths passing out goodies to attendees. 36 November 2013

November 11 • 11am Roswell Street Baptist Church 774 Roswell Street, Marietta The 9th annual Marietta Veterans Day Parade takes place on Monday, November 11, 2013. The parade begins at 11am at Roswell Street Baptist Church, loops through Marietta Square, and ends between the new Cobb Courthouse and Marietta City Hall. The patriotic parade includes marching bands, drill teams, floats, military vehicles and veterans’ organizations. The parade will have both Marietta and Cobb County schools represented by their bands and their JROTC units. Thirty or more parade entries are anticipated along with a display of military vehicles. After the parade, spectators are invited to pay tribute to the men and women who have fought to keep Marietta and America free during a ceremony on the Square at noon.

Smyrna Veterans Day Ceremony

November 11 • 2pm Brinkley Park, 190 Legion Drive Smyrna, GA 30080 The event will feature retired Army Col. Ben Malcolm, a Korean War Special Forces veteran; and retired Army Lt. Col. Bob Lanzotti of Smyrna, a Vietnam War helicopter pilot, as speakers. Music will be by the 116th Georgia Army National Guard Band.

Kennesaw Veterans Day Luncheon

November 11 • 12 – 2 pm Ben Robertson Community Center 2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw The City of Kennesaw will honor the service of military members past and present with a free lunch on Veterans Day. All military service members are invited to attend and no identification will be required.



Rebuild Mountain View Campaign To Hold Town Hall November 12

Registration Open for Enrichment of Life Classes

Members of the Mountain View Elementary School Foundation, its PTA and School Council recently formed the “Rebuild Mountain View Campaign.” They are working together to bring awareness to the Cobb County School Board and SPLOST committee as to why they should vote to rebuild Mountain View Elementary School with ED SPLOST IV funds. According to supporters of “Rebuild Mountain View” there are three serious building issues: health, safety and transportation. These issues are outlined below:

Registration opens for Enrichment of Life Movement (ELM) Winter Session on November 15. Classes run January 7 through February 25. The registration deadline is December 13, and is open to residents of Cobb and surrounding counties. Based out of the First United Methodist Church of Marietta, ELM is proud to celebrate in 2014, its 30th year of serving senior adults. ELM is a unique non-profit, nondenominational learning organization operated almost exclusively by Cobb County volunteers. It offers a full day of classes, a catered lunch, and scheduled lunchtime presentations for active adults age 50 and older. An array of over sixty classes will be offered on consecutive Tuesdays, from 9:30am to 3pm. The Winter 2014 line-up includes: Acrylics, Genealogy, Loom Knitting, Mah Jongg, and Sewing Secrets to name just a few. Take a class with us and discover more about you! The registration fee is $40 per session and students may take up to three classes. A hot lunch is available for $6.50, but brown baggers are always welcome.

• Health- Independent testing conducted by GLE in September 2013 indicated poor air quality at Mountain View. Readings indicate levels of carbon dioxide in 17 locations are above OSHA & EPA guidelines. The temperature and relative humidity levels in eight hallways and two classrooms are above published guidelines. There are four classrooms that have been remediated for mold and two breezeways that are infected with significantly greater mold spore concentrations. Asthma related illnesses have increased visits to the nurse over previous years. Approximately 70% of the main building perimeter interior walls have moisture readings above 30%. • Safety- Students walk outside adjacent to delivery trucks and garbage trucks to get to and from the annex, kindergarten and main building via the breezeway. The school’s breezeway leaks during rain showers and does not have ventilation or HVAC system. Special needs individuals find it difficult to navigate the uneven terrain. Students are exposed to a stream of water in the third grade hallway during periods of heavy rains. Significant flooding blocks entrance/exit to main hallway.

Registration booklets are available at Cobb Senior Centers and all Cobb County Libraries. Registration is also available online at www.elmcobb.org. For more information, call the ELM office, 770-429-7850, Ext. 7845 or email: elmcobb@gmail.com. First United Methodist Church of Marietta is located at 56 Whitlock Avenue, in Marietta 30064.

• Transportation- Mountain View Elementary School includes three buildings and two breezeways arranged in an unplanned, disorganized manner. Bus lanes intersect with entrance and exit lanes, car pool lines, and parking lots creating traffic flow issues especially during drop-off & pick-up times. Back-up on Sandy Plains Road in northbound lanes creates issues for emergency vehicles and non-school traffic. This traffic backs up past Fire House 14 for approximately 45 minutes every morning and afternoon. A Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, 7pm at Mountain View Elementary School, 3448 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb 30066. JoAnn Birrell, District 3 Cobb County Commissioner, will speak. David Banks, Cobb County School Board member for Post 5 will also be available to answer questions. For more information visit www.RebuildMtnView.com or go to their Facebook page: “Mountain View Elementary: Campaign for Rebuild.” www.eastcobber.com


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Cuban Diner

Fuji Hana Steak, Sushi, Thai

Kani House

Hong Kong Star Chinese Cuisine

Keegan’s Public House

>American Freshly prepared, preservative free home-cooked goodness. Dine-in, take-out, catering and curbside service. Open for lunch and dinner. Daily specials and seasonal menu changes along with 38 varieties of wine. 1111 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068 770-612-2533 www.bakeithappen.com .......................................................

Broadway Diner

>American Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 1333 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 770-977-3337 thebroadwaydiner.com .......................................................

Café Life at Life Grocery > Vegetarian Healing, Wellness, & Healthy Food for the Mind, Body & Soul. Choose from a variety of organic vegan foods. Enjoy healthy, delicious, & nutritious all day buffet & salad bar. 1453 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 Mon-Sat: 11am-7pm Sun: 12-5pm 770-977-9583 www.lifegrocery.com .......................................................

>Cuban Quality home-cooked, authentic Cuban cuisine. 1484 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 Mon-Thur: 11am -9pm Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm 770-509-2576 www.mariettacubandiner.com .......................................................

D’Lites Ice Cream

> Ice Cream D’Lites specializes in serving a low calorie, low sugar soft serve ice cream with over 30 rotating flavors. D’Lites ice cream can be enjoyed in many ways: cones, cups, cakes, milkshakes and ice cream sandwiches. 1100 Johnson Ferry Rd., Ste 365 Marietta 30068 Mon-Wed: 11am-9pm Thurs-Sat: 11am-10pm Sun: 12-9pm www.dlitesofmarietta.com .......................................................

Edible Arrangements

Chicago’s Steak & Seafood

> Fruit Delicious, high quality, artistically designed fresh fruit arrangements that are practical and healthy gifts and centerpieces for everyday occasions and events. •Parkaire Landing Shopping Center 4880 Lower Roswell Rd., Ste 820 Marietta 30068 •Target Shopping Center 1125 Woodstock Road, Suite 300 Roswell 30075 Mon-Fri: 8am-7pm Sat: 8am-5pm Sun: 8am-1pm 770-579-7081 www.ediblearrangements.com .......................................................

Cookies By Design

European Deli

> American 4401 Shallowford Road Roswell 30075 Mon: 5pm-9pm Tue-Thur: 5pm-10pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-11pm Sunday Brunch: 11am-2pm 770-993-7464 www.chicagosrestaurant.com ....................................................... >Cookies Cookies by Design created the world’s first cookie arrangement more than 20 years ago and continues to provide customers with gift-giving arrangements of individually hand-decorated cookies for every occasion. 3101 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm Sat: 10am-3pm 770-578-0200 www.cookiesbydesign. com/locations/Georgia/ Marietta/30062 38 November 2013

> Japanese & Thai A hibachi chef cooks right before your eyes. A fun place to be for any occasion. 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 1 Marietta 30068 Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2:30pm Sat-Sun: 12-3pm Dinner: Mon-Thurs: 4:30-10pm Fri-Sat: 4:30-10:30, Sun: 4:30-9:30 678-560-8071 www.fujihanaeastcobb.com .......................................................

>Chinese Hong Kong Star Chinese Cuisine offers exciting dishes with Asian flair that is both delicious and satisfying. 4719 Lower Roswell Road Marietta 30068 Sat-Thurs: 11am-10pm Fri-Sat: 11am-10:30pm 678-398-9698 www.hongkongstarmenu.com

> Asian A family owned and operated chain of Japanese steak and sushi restaurants. Their goal is total guest satisfaction. 910 Marietta Highway, #110 Roswell 30075 Mon-Thur: 11:30am-2pm & 5-10pm Fri: 11:30am-2pm & 5-11pm Sat: 12pm-11pm Sun: 12pm-10pm 678-461-8831 www.kanihouse.com ....................................................... > Irish-American Authentic Irish pub with old world atmosphere, great food, and extensive beer and wine selections. 4401 Shallowford Road, #136 Roswell 30075 Mon-Thurs: 11am-1am Fri-Sat: 11am-2am Sun: 11am-Midnight 770-640-1100 www.keegansirishpub.net

> Deli A locally owned and operated business dedicated to providing excellent specialty food service. Goods from Italy, Germany and all over Europe. European Deli serves fresh, homemade traditional Russian cuisine. 3101 Roswell Road, #112 Marietta 30062 Mon-Sat: 10am-9pm Sun: 11am-6pm Marietta 30062 770-693-9409 www.mariettaeuropeandeli.com





Lee’s Golden Buddha #7

Smallcakes East Cobb

>Chinese Chinese, Malaysian, Thai & Korean cuisine. Dine-in or carryout; delivery available. Consumer choice award for best Chinese restaurant from 1999-2004. 2524 Cobb Pkwy, Smyrna 30080 Mon – Sun: 11am – 10:30pm 770-980-1800 http://www.leesgoldenbuddha7.com .......................................................

Marlow’s Tavern

>American Marlow’s Tavern features the “best of the best” in American tavern fare served in a modern atmosphere. The menu offers a diverse combination of classic dishes that are updated and elevated to a gourmet level. Marlow’s Tavern provides a casual and friendly gathering spot to enjoy a great night on the town. 1311 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-12 midnight Friday-Saturday: 11:30am-1am Sunday: 11am-12 midnight 770-977-7747 www.marlowstavern.com .......................................................

La Madeleine

> French Known for the warm atmosphere and range of fresh and flavorful French country inspired dishes. 4101 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 Sun: 6:30am-9pm Mon-Sat: 6:30am-10pm 770-578-3040 www.lamadeleine.com .......................................................

Mediterranean Grill

> Mediterranean Authentic Middle Eastern & Greek cuisine featuring kabobs, gyros, falafel, hummus, calamari. Cooked fresh to order. Dine in, carry out and delivery. 1255 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 678-996-0045 www.mediterraneangrill.com .......................................................

> Gourmet Cupcakes Smallcakes bakes and frosts 15 signature flavors every morning, fresh from scratch. We feature seasonal and special flavors daily. Check us out on Facebook for daily specials and promotions... Smallcakes East Cobb. 2424 Roswell Road #10 Marietta 30068 Mon-Thurs: 10am-8pm Fri-Sat: 10am-9pm; Sun: 12-6pm 678-540-3568 www.smallcakeseastcobb.com .......................................................

Sugar Benders Bakery

> Bakery Family owned and operated neighborhood bakery. We specialize in custom cakes and incredible pastries and desserts. A full breakfast and lunch menu is also available seven days a week Paper Mill Village 255 Village Parkway, Suite 240-A Marietta 30067 Mon-Sat: 7am-8:30pm Sun: 9am-3pm 678-402-8588 www.sugarbenderscakes.com .......................................................

Tijuana Joe’s

> Mexican 690 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 Mon-Sun: 11am-10pm/ 11pm on weekends 770-321-1233 www.tijuanajoes.com .......................................................

Valenti’s Italian Restaurant

> Italian Valenti`s Italian Restaurant and Pizza offers an exceptional atmosphere every weekend with a Live Piano Bar. Our menu is designed with a la carte options as well as family style choices. We are family and kid friendly and we welcome private parties as well. 255 Village Parkway NE, Ste 300 Mon-Thurs: 11:30am-10pm Fri-Sat: 11:30am-11pm Sun: 11:30am-9pm 770-951-1394 www.valentifamilydining.com

Red Sky Tapas & Bar >Tapas An intown feel right in East Cobb! Red Sky Tapas & Bar features excellent food, beverages and service with great local entertainment. 1255 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 Open daily: 4pm 770-973-0100 www.redskytapas.com www.eastcobber.com


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DINING GUIDE Recipe of the Month: Caramelized Brussels Sprouts & Cauliflower with Thai Herb Vinaigrette Submitted by Doug Turbush, Executive Chef/Owner, Seed

Doug Turbush

Warm Thanksgiving memories are often made when plates piled high with rich, delicious dishes are passed around the dinner table. Whether you stuff your stuffing with oysters or swap out turkey for Cornish hens, everyone has their own recipes for making Thanksgiving Day special, including our local chefs. EAST COBBER presents a recipe from local Chef and Owner of Seed, Doug Turbush, for our readers to try this Thanksgiving. “It is a Southeast Asian inspired flavor combination used on western ingredients. What makes it unique is that the Brussels sprouts are steamed, but then fried along with the cauliflower. They are both tossed with the basil, mint, cilantro and red onion and a sharp lime fish sauce - it’s rice vinegar-based vinaigrette and that adds a lot of depth to two vegetables that some find boring. We have converted many Brussels sprouts haters into lovers,” shares Chef Turbush.

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts & Cauliflower with Thai Herb Vinaigrette Serves 4-6

Thai Herb Vinaigrette


1 head, cut into florets

Olive Oil

3 Tbsp


1 tsp


¼ tsp

Brussels Sprouts

24 heads, cut into ¼’s, outer leaves discarded

Vegetable Oil

3 oz

Red Onion

1 ea, sliced thin

Thai Basil

24 leaves

Combine all liquids and sugar to dissolve, add


24 leaves

garlic and chile. Pour vinaigrette over brussels


24 leaves

sprouts and cauliflower.

2 cloves Garlic, minced 1 ea

Thai Chile, minced (remove seeds if you would like - less spicy)

3 Tbsp


½ Cup

Lime Juice

½ Cup

Rice Wine Vinegar

½ Cup

Fish Sauce

Preheat oven to 350. Roast the cauliflower - toss the cauliflower with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and roast at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Reserve Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the brussels sprouts and cook for 4 minutes. Shock in ice water bath, then drain well and reserve. Heat vegetable oil in a pan, add the brussels sprouts and color deep golden brown on one side, turn over and add the cauliflower. Toss the sprouts and cauliflower with the red onion, thai basil, mint, cilantro and thai herb vinaigrette.

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Acupuncture and Wellness Center

Dr. Li Hua Shu, TCMD – Licensed Acupuncturist 3535 Roswell Road, Suite 37• Marietta 30062 678-560-7978 • www.drshutcm.com Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm; Sat: 9am-4pm 25 years experience in traditional Chinese medicine treating pain management, respiratory system, emotional/mental health, nervous system, digestive system, smoking/weight loss, wrinkle reduction, high blood pressure, and much more.

The Joint

1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite125 • Marietta 30066 678-766-1441 • www.thejoint.com Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm; Sat: 10am-4pm The Joint brings affordable and convenient chiropractic to patients through locally owned and operated clinics nationwide. With the help of dedicated and experienced chiropractors, each of our locations offers exceptional chiropractic care making quality healthcare easily accessible for all those who seek to live healthier lives.



HealthSource Chiropractic, Progressive Rehab, and Wellness 3036 Roswell Road • Marietta 30062 770-578-0785 • www.healthsourcemarietta.com Mon: 8:30am-12:30pm; 3-6:30pm, Tues: 3-6pm, Wed: 1-4pm, Thurs: 8:30am-12:30pm; 3-6:30pm, Fri: 8:30am-12pm, Sat: 10am-12pm Offers a large variety of services including: Chiropractic care, Progressive Rehabilitation, WellnessNutrition, Weight-loss, Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation, Massage Therapy. Medicare and Insurance Accepted. We look forward to helping you reach your optimum health and enjoy the life you were meant to live.

Debbie J. Emerson, LPC

4343 Shallowford Road, Suite C-2 • Marietta 30062 404-512-1972 • www.debbieemersoncounselor.com MA in Marriage and Family Therapy Child and Adolescent Specialization Daytime & evening hours; Saturday hours available. Counseling for the entire family. Play therapy. Anxiety, Depression, Parenting concerns. Emotion focused (closeness) marriage therapy. Premarital counseling. Trauma focused CBT. Additional offices in N. Atlanta and Norcross.

Life Coaching 4U

1640 Powers Ferry Road, Bldg. 9, Ste. 350 • Marietta 30067 770-633-1023 • www.galinabannova.com Mon-Fri: 4pm–8pm Since 2000, Life coaching is designed to take you from where you are now to where you want to be. I’ll help you gain relief, clarity and a new direction for your life beyond anything you may have imagined.

Women’s Counseling & Spiritual Life Coaching

Marietta Location 770-722-5297 • j_chabib@bellsouth.com Joan Chabib M.Ed., Ed.S. Certificate of Spiritual Direction Create a life that resonates with who you truly are deep in your heart.

DENTISTS East Cobb Dentistry for Kids

2880 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 100 • Marietta 30062 678-813-2388 • www.eastcobbkidsdentist.com Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm Provides the best dental care for your children and treating your children the way we would treat our own.


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HEALTH & WELLNESS DENTISTS Johnson Ferry Dentistry

4250 Roswell Road, Suite 110 • Marietta 30062 770-509-5585 • www.JohnsonFerryDentistry.com Mon-Fri: 7am-5pm Finding a dentist in Marietta that’s dedicated to your dental care can be difficult. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is committed to understanding and meeting your needs as a patient. Our goal is to keep your teeth looking their best and being more efficient and accurate with your dental care.

Family Dentistry of Marietta

2125 Post Oak Tritt Road • Marietta 30062 770-977-9090 • www.marietta-dentistry.net Mon-Wed: 8am-5pm, Thurs: 7:30am-4:30pm Dr. Mark Goch and his team of skilled professionals work together to provide you with the personal and professional care you expect and deserve. We offer a full range of dental services to meet your individual needs and desires.

Marietta Family Dental Care P.C.

Dr. Azita Mansouri & Dr. Michael Mansouri 4720 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068 770-973-8222 • www.naturalsmile.biz Hours: Mon-Thurs: 7:30am-6:30pm Implants, root canals, cosmetic and family dentistry for all ages. Oral sedation available for fearful patients. Please call our office for more info.

ENT Dr. Weiss MD, ENT

3901 Roswell Road, Ste. 225 • Marietta 30062 770-971-1533 • www.drweissent.com Dr. Weiss is an experienced otolaryngologist who provides comprehensive ear, nose, and throat healthcare, as well as allergy care for patients. Dr. Weiss cares for the ENT needs for patients of all ages, from childhood to adulthood.

FITNESS CENTERS Get in Shape for Women

3822 Roswell Road NE, Ste. 114 • Marietta 30062 770-605-8788 • www.getinshapeforwomen.com Mon-Fri: 6am-noon; 4pm-8pm; Sat: 8am-12pm Specializes in small group personal training and nutritional counseling for women. Our total body transformation program works based on 4 components: weight training, cardio, supportive nutrition and accountability. Results start when you do!

Women’s Premier Fitness

4961 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068 770-565-5450 • www.womenspremierfitness.com Hours: Mon-Thurs: 5:30am-9pm, Fri: 5:30am-8pm, Sun: 9am-2pm Women’s only fitness center specializing in Les Mills group fitness classes, yoga, personal training and fitness equipment. Free childcare and an onsite massage therapist available. 46 November 2013




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1453 Roswell Road • Marietta 30062 770-977-9583 • www.lifegrocery.com Life Grocery and Café features a healthy selection of organic produce, nutritious foods, extensive supplements serving those with health challenges and dietary needs.

MEDICAL CENTER American Clinics for Preventive Medicine

INTERNAL MEDICINE Laureate Medical Group

1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 126 • Marietta 30068 678-213-2368 www.massageenvy.com/clinics/GA/East-Cobb.aspx Mon-Fri: 8am-10pm; Sat: 8am-6pm; Sun: 9am-6pm With customized massages and Murad Healthy Skin facials, you can help relieve stress, decrease anxiety, increase energy and improve your skin texture, tone and appearance. Our professional massage therapists and estheticians will work with you to customize your session just for you.

1121 Johnson Ferry Road, Building One, Suite 320 • Marietta 30068 678-718-2940 • www.laureatemed.com Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm Since 1962, Laureate Medical Group has built a reputation based on providing excellent medical care combined with sincere compassion for patients. Our Board Certified internists see patients in five locations: East Cobb, Midtown, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta and Jonesboro. The practice also offers specialized care in rheumatology, endocrinology and sleep medicine.

1234 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 103 • Marietta 30067 770-419-4471 • www.ACPM.net Hours: Tues-Sat: 10am-6pm


780 Canton Road NE, Suite 230 • Marietta 30060 770-792-1234 • www.mariettaimaging.com Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm; MRI, Sat: 8am-4pm Full service imaging including CT, MRI-open and closed, MRA, EEG, Nuclear Medicine, Fluoroscopy, X-Ray, Mammography, Ultrasound and DEXA (bone density) exams. Same day appointments available for most exams.

Northside/East Cobb Imaging

1121 Johnson Ferry Road, Bldg. #1, Ste. 300 • Marietta 30068 404-851-6577 • www.northside.com Northside/East Cobb Imaging provides high-quality advanced imaging services including digital mammography, MRI, CT, bone density and digital x-ray services for patients of all ages. All images are read and interpreted by an on-site, board-certified radiologist. Physician referral required.

ORTHOPAEDIC & SPORTS MEDICINE The Center for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

1211 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068 770-565-0011 • www.arthroscopy.com Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8am-5pm; Fri: 8am-4pm Dr. J.F. “Rik” Hammesfahr and Dr. Craig E. Well are board certified orthopedic surgeons, specializing in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. Digitial x-ray, ultrasound, MRI, casting, and bracing are provided in a comfortable state of the art facility.

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ORTHODONTISTS Aesthetic Orthodontic Care, PC

Johanna B. Jenkins, DDS 4939 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068 770-671-0400 • www.bracesatlanta.com Dr. Jenkins specializes in braces for adults and children featuring lingual, invisalign, clear and metal braces. We offer complimentary consultations, accept insurance and have flexible payment plans. Visit us in our East Cobb office at Parkaire!

Williams Orthodontics

145 Towne Lake Parkway, Suite 201 • Woodstock 30188 770-592-5554 • www.drwilliamsorthodontics.com Mon: 8am-5pm; Tue: 9am-5pm; Wed: 8:30am-5pm; Thurs: 7am-4pm. Doctor specializing in the treatment of both children and adults.

PERSONAL TRAINING Fitness Together East Cobb

1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 26 • Marietta 30068 770-321-1347 • www.cobbfitness.com Hours: Mon-Sat: 6am-9pm by appointment only Exercise and nutrition the right way is tough! Enlist the help of a highly qualified trainer to help you achieve your goals and educate you along the way. Fitness Together is East Cobb’s only truly private personal training studio providing customized one-on-one and small group training as well as assessment testing, cardio prescription and nutritional counseling.

VIP Family Practice

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3822 Roswell Road, Suite 112 • Marietta 30062 770-951-1565 Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am–5pm Since 2003, a dynamic Family Practice in East Cobb. Service to all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics focusing on preventative health maintenance and management of chronic conditions.

PILATES / YOGA Pilates Tutor

255 Village Parkway, Ste. 240 • Marietta 30067 678-234-0202 • www.pilatestutor.com Mon-Thurs: 7am-8pm; Fri & Sat: 7am-1pm; Sun: 12-4pm Unlike other fitness studios, or even gyms, we take a holistic, personalized, and concierge-like approach to helping you improve your physical and mental health. We offer Pilates on equipment, personal training, mat Pilates, yoga, TRX and the Best Barre Class Ever. Our unique space includes two training rooms and an outdoor studio set in a natural environment.


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East Cobb Foot & Ankle Care

4439 Roswell Road • Marietta 30062 770-977-8221 • www.eastcobbfoot.com Mon-Wed: 9am-5pm; Thurs & Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm Providing medical and surgical treatment for all foot and ankle conditions including bunions, hammertoes, ingrown, fungal toenails, heel pain, warts, fractures, sprains, diabetic care. A licensed surgical center is located on site. Pedicures are offered with all sterile instruments and anti-fungal nail polishes. Welcome Dr. Dan Howard to our practice.

Podiatry Group of Georgia

147 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta 30068 404-806-3731 • www.podiatrygroupofgeorgia.com Mon-Thurs: 8:30am-4:30pm; Fri: 9am-2pm Podiatry Group of Georgia offers both conservative and surgical treatment of the foot and ankle. Services that Podiatry Group of Georgia offers are: Sports and Recreational Injuries; Foot and Ankle Deformities, Fractures, Sprains, Bunions, Hammer Neuroma Diabetes and related limb affects, Ingrown Toenails, and Nail Conditions

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE & SKIN CARE LaVida Massage of Marietta (East Cobb)

4880 Lower Roswell Road, Ste. 70 • Marietta 30068 770-973-6385 • marietta.ga.lavidamassage.com New client special everyday: $39.95 for a 60-minute massage session or $59.95 for a 90-minute massage session for new clients.



The Great American Smokeout: November 21 The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting — even for one day — smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk. Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S., yet about 43.8 million Americans still smoke cigarettes — Nearly 1 in every 5 adults. As of 2010, there were also 13.2 million cigar smokers in the US, and 2.2 million who smoke tobacco in pipes — other dangerous and addictive forms of tobacco.

The Tobacco Quit Line provides free counseling, a resource library, support and referral services for tobacco users. It is available for all Georgia residents age 18 or older and concerned parents of adolescents using tobacco. The Tobacco Quit Line is funded by the master tobacco settlement through the state’s Tobacco Use Prevention Section in partnership with the Georgia Cancer Coalition. It has no commercial bias and no products to promote. As a caller, you will receive free, professional support that’s tailored to your needs. So stop smoking and start dialing: call the Tobacco Quit Line at 1-877-270-STOP.

More than 10,000 people die in Georgia every year from tobacco-related illnesses—that’s more than all the deaths from alcohol, cocaine, heroin, AIDS, murder, suicide, auto accidents and fires combined. In spite of these statistics, 24 percent of Georgia adults smoke. An estimated 30,000 Georgia children begin smoking every year and another 10,000 begin to use spit tobacco. More than 70 percent of the 50 million U.S. smokers want to quit, but only 2.5% per year succeed in quitting smoking permanently. The Tobacco Quit Line is a resource to help Georgians quit using tobacco.


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East Cobb Police Honored at First Annual Public Safety Celebration Dinner On October 9, police officers from East Cobb’s Precinct IV (and their spouses) were honored guests at the first annual Public Safety Celebration Dinner produced by the East Cobb Business Association. Held at the Olde Towne Athletic Club, the dinner was East Cobb’s way of saying thanks to its “heroes” during Public Safety Appreciation Week. Police officers also received gift cards from local restaurants, and enjoyed a raffle with such prizes as: golf outing at Indian Hills Country Club and even a Destin vacation. The evening’s program was emceed by ex-East Cobb resident and WSB-TV sports broadcaster, Chuck Dowdle, included a few songs sung by the Letterman, and speeches by Cobb County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tim Lee and State Attorney General Sam Olens.

Dinner Co-chairs Susan Hampton and Rosan Hall with Kim Paris

Jerry Quan with his wife, Lydia

David Connell, Attorney General Sam Olens, and Cobb County Board of Commissioners Tim Lee

Roselle Wilkinson and Millie Rogers

Deputy Chief Ronnie Prince, Officer Ben Taylor

Officer Neal Penrilli and Stephanie Delancy are cheered on by Pope High School cheerleaders as they walk into the Olde Towne Athletic Club

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East Cobb police officers Cameron Wilson, Blair Kelly and Tommy Burns

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SENIORS East Cobb Senior Center Activities Scheduled for November All Cobb residents age 55+ are invited to participate in activities at various senior centers throughout Cobb. The following is a listing of activities scheduled at the East Cobb Senior Center located at 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066. Call the East Cobb Senior Center at 770-509-4900 for reservations and/or more details. Blood Pressure Checks November 5, 19 & 26 | 10am – 12pm Dine-a-Round November 6 | 11am – 1pm Cost: On your own . Meet at Ritter’s restaurant, 4719 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta. Reservations required, limited seating. Veterans Day Program November 11 | 10am – 12pm Free. Registration required. Celebrate all the men and women who have served in our armed services. Ken Myers will lecture on his collection of memorabilia and uniforms spanning the time period from World War I to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Many of the items in the display are accompanied by pictures of the men and women to whom they belonged. In addition there is one uniform which is not identified by a name but is labeled, “In Honor of All Those Veterans Who are Unknown by Name”. Come honor these very special men and women who put their lives on the line for our freedom. Happy Veterans Day!

Ice Cream and a Movie: Quartet November 20 | 1 – 4:30pm Cost: $4 Cobb residents, $5 Non-residents; Registration required At a home for retired musicians the annual concert to celebrate Verdi’ birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, a diva and the former wife of one of the residents. Will the concert get off the ground? Will Jean participate in the concert? Come watch this wonderful movie, directed by Dustin Hoffman and starring Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins and a cast of retired musicians, opera singers and conductors. A lovely way to spend an autumn afternoon. Ice cream and popcorn!

Beat the Holiday Bulge November 15 | 10 – 11:30am Free. Registration required. November and December can be the worst months for your waist line. Stay on track this holiday season with some strategies that can help you head off that unwanted bulge and face the New Year with a healthy start. Presented by Dr. Sudano of Total Health Solutions. Preventing Lower Back Pain November 18 | 1 – 2: pm Free. Registration required. Discover some of the common causes behind lower back pain and what you can do to prevent or reduce the symptoms. Presented by Bev Stegman of Foundation Therapy. Downton Abbey-Season III Every Friday, November 22 – January 3 (except Nov 29) | 1 – 3pm Free. Registration required. Finish up with Season III just in time for Season IV that starts in January.

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East Cobber Joins the Centenarian Club Jim Amatulli could pass for about 75, but he will join the centenarian club this month. He will celebrate his 100th birthday on November 24 and he has lived a full life. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Jim Amatulli was one of 8 children born to Italian immigrants. His baby sister, now 93, is his only remaining sibling. She lives in Bethesda, Maryland. Jim put himself through Brooklyn Polytechnic College. He designed “blackout” ventilators for merchant ships during World War II, and worked as a sales engineer for Seaburg Elevators in New York City for most of his adult life. In 1936 he met Rita and they were married in 1942. Jim and his wife, Rita, raised their four children; Donna, Vinnie, Marianne and Richard in Pelham, New York. ss Jim Amatulli

In 1982, he and his wife, Rita moved to East Cobb to be closer to their children. Rita Amatulli, died in 2010 at


the age of 93. “She was without a doubt, the best thing that ever came into my life,” he said. Jim says that he never expected to outlive her. Amatulli has 4 children, 10 grandchildren, 10 greatgrandchildren and a century of life to show for it. Amatulli believes staying active is what has kept him around and healthy for so long. He always participated in sports, dancing and playing bridge. Jim currently lives on his own in his East Cobb condo and works out at Cosmo Fitness two times a week. His family says his community involvement may also have something to do with his longevity. His daughter, Donna Conklin shares, “He and my mom started ballroom dance classes at St. Ann’s Catholic Church and taught aerobics at the East Cobb Senior Center.” Jim was also involved in the Sons of Italy. Jim Amatulli has lived through many incredible world, historical and sporting events during these last 100 years. Growing up during the Great Depression, he learned to value his faith and family. He developed a wonderful work ethic, has great family values, and is proud to be an American. Jim Amatulli is another example of the Greatest Generation!


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The Center for Children and Young Adults (CCYA) Gears Up for the Holidays By Andrea Brantley – Director of Special Events & Community Partnerships

Over the past several months, The Center for Children & Young Adults (CCYA) has received considerable interest and support from the East Cobb community. This desire to help reminds me of when I first learned about The Center. I was interviewing for a position at The Center and was surprised to find out there was an organization that helped homeless children right in my own community. From the first time I walked through the front door, I was instantly drawn to The Center’s mission and knew I could make a difference. Many of our Board Members are proud to call Cobb County home; in fact, our Board President Maureen Lok is a fellow East Cobber. Maureen stumbled upon CCYA in 2001 as she was finishing up her course with Master Gardeners of Cobb County. She was helping to oversee The Leadership Cobb Alumni Project, where they built a gazebo and planted trees and plants in our yard. Maureen fell in love with our campus and saw the potential for a community garden, which we still have today! She then began working with the children at The Center, teaching them how to prepare the ground and plant and harvest fresh vegetables which we currently farm to table. In 2008, she joined the CCYA Board of Directors and is now our current Board President. The Center for Children & Young Adults has been around for almost 30 years, and we could not serve our youth aged 13-21 without the help of our community! Our kids are homeless, but we give them so much more than a roof over their head, a bed to sleep in, and three meals a day. We are here to take them on their first bus ride to Chattanooga for a field trip. We are here to take them to football tryouts and hug them when they make the team (or not). We are here to take them to the airport for their first airplane ride to Oklahoma for boot camp. We are here to see them perform in their school play and laugh extra hard at the funny parts. And even beyond that, we are here to keep in touch with them after they leave us to go to college or join the military or move out into their own apartment. I developed a close relationship with one particular young man while he lived at The Center. When he graduated to living independently in his own apartment, we kept in touch and to this day, we still do. Late one night, he called me to ask if I could come and pick him up. He had gotten off work late and missed the last bus for the day. Unfortunately, I was working a fundraiser and was unable to leave. I felt sick that I could not help him in that very moment but together, we talked about his options. He could not walk home because the distance was too far so he would have to call a cab, even though it would be expensive. I am not sure why he missed the bus, but I don’t believe he ever missed it again. This was an important life lesson for him, but at the same time, he had the comfort of knowing he could call someone who cared. He was 21 at the time, and he still needed advice and reassurance. As a mother of a 16 year old son, I often get emotional thinking 58 November 2013

about these kids without parents and not having anyone to call because they missed the bus. Some people tell me they could not work at a children’s shelter because it would be too sad but more often I get sad thinking about what it would be like for these kids if The Center were not here. We are continually looking for ways to improve the services we provide. We are very excited about our new Dog Therapy Program being launched in January and already have our first dog “Dallas” who has started her certified training. In addition, CCYA will be breaking ground in early 2014 for an Outdoor Recreation and Therapy Art Park, which would not be possible without the Million Matters Grant we received in October! We know the benefits of exercise, art therapy and unconditional love from the dogs will benefit our kids. If you would like to learn more about our mission to love and support these children, we would welcome the opportunity to talk with you. If you feel ready to jump in and make a difference, let us know! With the holidays fast approaching, we have a number of opportunities for you and your family to get involved: > Empty Nester’s Booster Club: Miss some parts of parenting but not others? You can pick and choose what you want to do – and the best part is that it’s not a full-time commitment! The first meeting will be Wednesday, November 13th at 6:30 pm on the CCYA campus. For more information, please contact Director of Volunteer & Activities Kimberly Tinsley at 770-485- 1627 or ktinsley@ccyakids.org. > Midnight Santa Program: During the holiday break from school, we are looking for volunteer groups and families to surprise our kids each night with a late-night snack. Some suggested items are doughnuts, cookies, popcorn, you get the idea. We provide the Santa hats and you provide the treat! Our kids had a blast last year waiting with anticipation each night wondering what yummy treat would be delivered. This is a great way for families to come together and spread some holiday spirit. Please note – although the program is called Midnight Santa, we will take treat deliveries between 9:30 pm – 12 midnight. > Santa’s Workshop: We are looking for volunteer groups to work a shift in our Santa’s Workshop, where we sort and wrap all the presents for our children. We have almost 40 teens so we need a lot of help with this task! Shifts are 10am-12noon and 2-4pm beginning December 18th through Dec 23rd. > Sponsor a Child for Christmas: The kids at CCYA have wishes for Christmas just like other kids. If you would like to shop for one of our youth, we can help by providing a personalized wish list. This is a great project for families, groups and teambuilding with coworkers. Please contact Director of Special Events & Community Partnerships Andrea Brantley at 770-485-1639 or abrantley@ ccyakids.org for more information.



CLUB CALENDAR AARP Chapter 2830. First Thursday of each month. 1:30pm. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Mary Johnson, 770-926-7881 or doule37uga@comcast.net. American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Cobb County. Second Tuesday of the month. 7pm. Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Street, Marietta. Does not meet in July & August. More info: Karen Peters, krpeters@aol.com. American Needlepoint Guild. Second Tuesday of the month. 6:45pm. Tiny Stitches, 2520 East Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: 770-394-0065.

Atlanta Metropolitan Council Navy League. Second Tuesday of each month. 7pm. Navy Recruiting District HQ, 2400 Lake Park Drive, Suite 410, Smyrna. Membership open to all civilian and retired military with an interest in supporting our men and women of the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines and associated youth programs. More info: 678-2342310 or campbellfc@comcast.net. Atlanta World War II Roundtable. Third Thursday (Sept-June) of the month. 11:30am. Petite Auberge Restaurant, North Druid Hills Road @ LaVista Road, Atlanta. More info: 770-928-4579 or jkovach2000@yahoo.com.

Anne Hathaway Garden Club. Third Wednesday of the month (except July and August). Marietta Educational Garden Center, 505 Kennesaw Avenue NW, Marietta. More info: Charlene Robinson, 770-971-7786.

“Aware & Conscious Birds” Book Club. Mondays. 7-8:30pm. Bikram Yoga Marietta, 80 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: awareconsciousbirds@gmail.com or www.consciousness.meetup.com/203.

Atlanta Illini Club. Professional and social networking for University of Illinois alumni, families and friends in the Atlanta area. Game watches at the Rose & Crown, 1931 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: www. atlantaillini.com or club@atlantaillini.com.

Big Chicken Chorus. Every Monday evening. 7:00pm. John Knox Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. Male a cappella harmony chorus. More info: Frank, 770-587-1264, fehrach@aol.com, or www.bigchickenchorus.org.


Bridge Club. Four free lessons; $5 thereafter. Thursdays 7:30pm and Sundays 2pm. Singles are welcome. 1809 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-7717.

Business Breakfast Networking of East Cobb. Professional Referral Networking. Second Tuesday each month. 8:159:30am. C’est Moi/Café Paris, 1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Ellen Kelly, 404-713-2830 or Lnkelly@sbcglobal.net. Business Network International (BNI). Tuesdays. 7:30-9am. My Friend’s Place, 1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Karley Barber, 770-977-2383 or karley@comcast.net. Cobb County Democratic Committee. Monthly breakfast 2nd Saturday each month. 9am. 3 Amigos Mexican Bar & Grill, 1000 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info: 770-420-7133 or www.cobbdemocrats.org. Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society. Second Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm. East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Mary Ingram, 770-427-1108, or Leo or Edna Morris, 770-445-9274. Cobb County Genealogical Society. Fourth Tuesday of the month. 7pm. First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church Street, Marietta. More info: www.cobbgagensoc.org or ccgs@cobbgagensoc.org. Cobb County Republican Women. Fourth Friday of the month. 11:30am. Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: 770-785-2522 or www.ccrwc.org. Cobb Marietta Retired Educators Association. Second Thursday of every month. 11:30am. Luncheon reservations required. Freeman-Poole Senior Center, 4025 South Hurt Rd., Smyrna. Contact: Carolyn Wilson, clw770@bellsouth.net or 770-427-6840. Cobb Photographic Society. Photographers of all skill and ability levels are welcome. First and 3rd Monday of each month. 7-9pm. American Business Center, Bldg. 700, Suite 702, 1395 South Marietta Pkwy, Marietta. More info: www.cobbphotosociety.com or info@cobbphotosociety.com. Cobb Regional Republican Women. Third Tuesday, every month. 7pm. Cobb GOP Office, 799 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info: Neva Lent lentneva@aol.com. Colored Pencil Society of America. Atlanta District Chapter 107. First Monday of the month. 7pm. North DeKalb Cultural Center, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Room 2 (second floor in the back), Dunwoody. More info: Nancy Guerine, 678-354-3590.

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Danc’n Singles. A square dance club. First and 3rd Saturday of the month. 8-10:30am. FOP Lodge, 2350 Austell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-943-6979.


Dinner-and-a-Book Club. More info: RuthE or Batya at Thou Shalt Read, 770-993-5432 or sales@andthoushaltnotread.com. Dog Hikers of Georgia. Every Sunday. 10am. Various locations. Non-dog owners welcome. More info: Dr. Dan Batchelor, 770-992-2362. Dudes ‘n Darlins Square Dance Club. Dances on 2nd and 4th Friday each month. 8-10pm. Mountain View Community Center, 3400 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Margaret, 770-751-7210, dudesndarlins@comcast. net, or www.dudesndarlins.com. East Cobb Bass Club. Visitors, boaters and non-boaters are welcome. First Tuesday of each month. 7pm. Free admission. Attendees pay for dinner. The Rib Ranch, 2063 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-364-3036 or noeyf1@bellsouth.net. East Cobb Business Association. Luncheon and featured speaker. Third Tuesday each month. 11:30am-1pm. Hollycrest Hall, 2235 Sewell Mill Road, Marietta. More info: Susan Hampton, 404-218-6216, susan.hampton@ lionbank.com, or www.eastcobbba.com. East Cobb Civic Association. Last Wednesday of the month. 7pm. East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Jill Flamm, 770-552-8206 or www.eastcobb.net. East Cobb Civitans. Second and 4th Thursday of the month at noon for lunch at The Olde Town Athletic Club (behind Tuesday Morning & Sports-ORama), 4950 Olde Towne Parkway, Marietta. More info: 770-578-9901. East Cobb Community Friends for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Third Tuesday of the month. 7pm. Meetings are in members’ homes and vary each month. We work to benefit CHOA with fund raisers and service projects. More info: Suzanne Strickland, 770-992-2882, or Patricia Laffaldano, Patricia.Iaffaldano@gmail.com. East Cobb Democratic Alliance. Third Thursday of the month. 6pm Social. 7pm – Program. Rib Ranch, 2063 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: Tom Barksdale, 770-715-1218 or tbarksdl@aol.com. East Cobb Kiwanis Club. Every Wednesday evening. 7pm. Paradise South of the Border, 3605 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Johnny Johnson, 770-977-2026 or edwardjohnsjewelers@yahoo.com. East Cobb Lions Club. Second and 4th Tuesday of the month. 7pm. East Side Baptist Church, 2450 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Don Garrow, 770-955-6914. East Cobb New Horizons Band. Monday mornings, 11:00am. If you are 50 or older, play a musical instrument and have been looking for a great place to make music, come join us! Great people and good music! To learn more go to our website, ecnhb. com or email webmaster@ecnhb.com.


CLUB CALENDAR East Cobb Open Networking. Professional Referral Networking. Every Friday. 7:30-9am. Capozzi’s NY Deli, 4285 Roswell Road (next to Michaels), Marietta. $3 cover. More info: Tim Langley, 770-289-9711 or drtim02@ yahoo.com. East Cobb Rotary Club. Every Wednesday. 7am. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: Bob Schwale, 770-640-6954. East Cobb Woodcarvers Club. Every Thursday. 9-11am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-645-0817. Georgia Perennial Plant Association. Third Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm. Atlanta History Center, McElreath Hall, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. More info: www.georgiaperennial.org. Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance. Third Thursday of the month. Social hour: 6pm. Meeting: 7pm. American Legion Post, 921 Gresham Road, Marietta. More info: Bill Kalish, 770-298-9966. Georgia Nature Photographers Association. Third Thursday of the month. 7pm. Nature photographers of all skill levels are welcome to our monthly meetings. The Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info: www.gnpa.org or info@gnpa.org Golden “K” Kiwanis Club. Every Thursday. 10am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Joe Vanhorn Jr., 770-424-6654. Happy Tails Pet Therapy. Orientation for prospective members 1st Thursday or Saturday of the month. 10:3011:30am and 7-8pm. Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Building F, Room F001, Marietta. Check dates: 770-740-8211 or www.happytailspets.org. IMPS Bridge Club An offshoot of the former Newcomers Club of East Cobb, looking for new members. Various formats, dates and times available. For more information contact Roni Fink @ 404-310-3448 or phinque999@AOL.com. International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)Cobb County Chapter. Fourth Monday 6-8pm. Wyndam Atlanta Gallerial, 6345 Powers Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. More info: Peggie Carter, pcarter@cbiz.com. Jewish War Veterans, Bicentennial Post 976. Third Sunday of the month. 11am. Marriott Hotel, Perimeter Center. More info: Fran Jacobson, 770-436-7456. Libertarian Party of Cobb County. First Thursday of the month. 7:30pm. More info: www.cobblp.org or call 770-795-1331 Marietta Kiwanis Club. Every Thursday. 12noon. Hilton Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: Sarah Drake, sarah.drake@ yahoo.com Marietta Lions Club. Second Thursday of the month. 7pm. Hilton Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: 770-565-8230.


Marietta PFLAG. Fourth Sunday each month. 1-3pm. Newcomers are welcome. Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, 3755 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: mariettapflag@gmail.com. Marietta Rotary Club. Every Wednesday. 12noon. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: Adele Grubbs, 770-424-8212 or www.mariettarotary.org. Marietta VFW Post 2681. Dinner with VFW Ladies Auxiliary. First Thursday of the month with separate meetings following dinner. 6:15pm. 140 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: www.vfwpost2681.org Martha Stewart Bulloch Children of the American Revolution Society meets one Sunday per month from September through May, 2-4pm. Osage Terrace Room and Pavilion at Bulloch Hall 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. More info: Paula, 770-594-1819. Moms in Prayer (formerly Moms in touch) for parents of Dickerson Middle School. Every Thursday at 1pm. Meeting location available upon request. More info: Movita Stallworth, 770-321-1783 or mo633@comcast.net. Moms in Prayer ( formerly Moms in touch) for parents of children at East Side Middle School.Every Tuesday at 11am.Meeting location: Eastside Baptist Church ( in the prayer room). More info: Esther Thenot, 678-372-2336 or Philippe@Thenot.net National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Second Wednesday of each month. 11:30am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More Info: 770-973-2834.

Order Sons of Italy in America Marietta Lodge #2607. General membership meeting 2nd Monday each month. Pot Luck Dinner (except June, July, August-dessert and fruit). 7-9pm. East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-928-9314 or degrillmouse@comcast.net. Peach State Depression Glass Collectors’ Club. Second Tuesday of month except December. Guests welcome. 6:30 Social; 7pm meeting. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta. More Info: psdgc.com Polk Street Speakers Toastmasters. First and 3rd Tuesday of the month. 6-7:30pm. St. James Episcopal Church, 161 Church Street, Marietta. More info: www.polkstreetspeakers.org. Retired Old Men Eating Out (R.O.M.E.O.) Every Tuesday, 8-10am. Meet for friendship, conversation and to share their variety of antique cars, street rods and muscle cars. Marietta Diner, 306 Cobb Parkway South, Marietta.

Strive for Balance. For people who suffer from anxiety. Express your feelings, share your stories and experiences, gain more knowledge about anxiety and learn great coping strategies. November 6, 2013: 6-7:15pm; December 12, 2013: 4:30- 5:15pm. East Cobb Public Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Galina Bannova, 770-633-1023 or galinabannova@gmail.com. The Foxtrotter’s Dance Club. The 4th Friday of every month (no dance in May, Nov. & Dec. are the 3rd Friday). 7:30-10:30pm. If you enjoy ballroom dancing, come and dance to ‘Live Music’. Everyone is welcome. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-587-1160.

Shakespeare Reading Group. First and 3rd Thursday of the month. 2-4 pm. 32 N. Fairground Street, Marietta. More info: Lynne Johnson, 770-591-3474.

WeCan Women Entrepeneurs Collaborating and Networking. Fourth Monday of the month. 7-9pm. Unity North Atlanta, Admin. Building, 2nd Floor, 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Pam Brooks-Crump, 678-3000698 or pam@pambrookscrump.com.

Song of Atlanta Show Chorus. Women’s four-part harmony chorus. Every Tuesday. 7:30pm. St. John United Methodist Church, 550 Mount Paran Road NW, Atlanta. Visitors welcome. More info: www.songofatlanta.com or 770-509-0322.

Y Business Network. Every other Friday. 7:30-8:45am. Local business networking and referrals. Northeast Cobb Y, 3010 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta. Guests always welcome. More info: ybusinessnetwork.webs.com, Michelle Hutchinson, 770-518-0010.

Meet Your Future Clients, Customers and Business Associates

Newcomers Club of Cobb County. Third Tuesday each month. 10am. Various social activities throughout the month for those new to Cobb County or just looking for new friends and activities. John Knox Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-234-5068 or newcomersofcobbcounty@yahoo.com.

Transforming East Cobb by developing business leaders through Networking and Education with an emphasis on Community.

North Metro Mothers of Multiples Club. Third Monday of the month. 7pm. Chicago’s, 4401 Shallowford Road, Roswell (corner of Johnson Ferry & Shallowford). More info: www.northmetromultiples.org.

The ECBA meets monthly at The Hollycrest Hall, 2235 Sewell Mill Road, at 11:30am for lunch, networking and a great speaker.

North Metro Women’s Connection. Second Wednesday of each month. 11am-1pm. Hollycrest Hall, 2235 Sewell Mill Road, Marietta. More info: 770-335-6013.

Sope Creek Garden Club. First Wednesday of the month (Sept-June). 10am. Locations vary. More info: Karin Guzy, 770-955-1303 or guzy@ mindspring.com.

Invite a guest to join you. For more information visit www.EastCobbBA.com

Northeast Cobb Business Association. Luncheon meeting 3rd Wednesday of each month. 11:30am-1pm. $15. Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: 770-460-6222. Northwest Atlanta Mothers of Multiples (formerly Cobb Parents of Multiples), a parent’s club for families with or expecting twins, triplets, quads, etc. Second Monday of each month (except December). 7pm. North Metro Church, 2305 Barrett Parkway, Marietta. More info: 678-235-8468 or www.nowamom.org.


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Greyhound Nation Goes Country For Pope High School Foundation Pope High School Foundation hosted its annual “Greyhound Nation Goes Country” fundraising event Friday, October 11th at Keegan’s Public House. The event benefited Pope High School as well as the school’s affiliated clubs and campus organizations. “This event is always a highlight with our staff and our community,” said Principal Dr. Robert Downs, “It brings all of us together for a great cause.” Established in 1999, the Pope Foundation has a history providing Pope High School with campus improvements that focus on safety, facility enhancements, technology and overall student success.

Desiree Mastracchio

Melissa and Dr. Robert Downs, Pope High School Principal

Susan and Nick Tupper

Dania Tarquino, Jeff Robertson, Pope Foundation President, and Loralee Hill

Louanne Crosby and Julie Potts

Mary and Mike Buechner

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Gobble Jog Race Goes for World Record, Benefits MUST Ministries more than 11,000 runners and walkers pour into the historic Marietta Square on Thanksgiving morning for the fun and excitement of a great event for a great cause. The proceeds now exceed $425,000 and continue to benefit MUST Ministries, one of Georgia’s recognized servant leaders. “This year, we are adding something different and exciting,” said Special Events Coordinator Cara Reeve. “The Gobble Jog is one of a series of races being monitored by the Guinness Book of World Records that will determine the largest number of participants in a multivenue event.” She explained that Thanksgiving races all over the country have banded together to take the world record currently held in Malaysia.

When a small group of volunteers planned the first Gobble Jog in 2003, they had no idea how quickly the event would grow into one of the best attended and most beloved holiday festivities in the South. The 1,400 original runners helped raise $29,000 that year and the Gobble Jog was literally “off and running” with a 10K, 5K, 1K and Tot Trot. Over the next 10 years, the Gobble Jog became a tradition for thousands of people who get together with their friends and families to kick off their holiday. Today,


The event has become a wonderful, street party atmosphere with costumes, “Gobble Dogs”, family teams, corporate teams, church groups, firefighters running in full gear and lively music, Reeve explained. “Everyone loves kicking off the holiday season at MUST’s event, seeing their friends and neighbors, getting in some exercise and seeing the festivities.” In addition, now there is a way to help MUST even more. Participants are asked to establish a personal fund raising page and help raise more money to help feed, house, clothe and train the 34,000 clients a year who come to MUST for help and hope. For more information or to register, go to www.gobblejog.org.


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SUPPORT GROUPS A.A./Al-Anon/Al-Anon Beginners/Alateen. Every Monday. 8pm. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2281 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-5347 or jpm105@comcast.net. Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Support Group. First and 3rd Tuesday of each month. 7pm. Room 334, Johnson Ferry Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. Men and women welcome. More info: 678-578-4888 or info@voicetoday.org.

Babywearing Group. Koalamommas, North Atlanta’s resource for help, support, and information about baby carriers of all kinds. Meets monthly. Meeting dates/time vary. More info: Jennifer Worrell, 770-516-4192 or jenniferworrell@bellsouth.net. Bereavement Support. First and 3rd Wednesday of the month. 5pm. Counseling Room in Parish Office, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400, ext. 6020.

Al-Anon. For family and friends of alcoholics. Thursdays. 7:30-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Room 345, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-587-0483.

Cancer Support Group. Second and 4th Monday of the month. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978.

Al-Anon Family Group. 7pm. Teens 13 and older welcome. Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta. More info: Paulette L., 678-551-2433.

Career Transition. Third Monday of the month (March-October). Second Monday of the month (November-February) 6:30pm: Personal resume reviewing, interviewing, networking, and career assessment help. 7pm: Presentation. First Presbyterian Church, 189 Church Street, Marietta . More info: Bill Lins, 404-558-1579, or Bob Sabin, 770-795-9084, or visit www.fpcmarietta.org

Alzheimer’s/Caregiver Support Group Meeting. First Monday of each month at 10:30am. Open to family members who are assisting an aging loved one both inside and outside of the home. Free respite care is provided for your loved one while we meet. Aloha to Aging/Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4608 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info or to RSVP: 678-439-1177. Anxiety Anoymous for people who suffer from anxiety, meets the 3rd Thursday of the month. 6:30-7:30pm. Cobb County Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-633-1023 or galinabannova@gmail.com

Caregiver and Share Support Group for Alzheimer’s. First Wednesday of the month. 4:30-5:30pm. Arbor Terrace, 886 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-4420. Codependents Anonymous. Mondays & Thursdays. 7:30-8:45pm. Unity North Church, 4225 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-6368. Depression/Bipolar Support Group. First and 3rd Thursday of the month. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Room 339, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978.

Divorced/Separated Support Group. First and 3rd Tuesday of each month. 7:30pm. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Mary’s Chapel, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400, ext. 6018. Divorce Support Group by Visions Anew for women who are contemplating or going through the divorce process. First Thursday & 3rd Wednesday of the month. 7-9pm. East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: www.visionsanew.org. Diabetes Support Group offered by WellStar Health System. Second Tuesday of the month. 6:30–8pm. McLaren Mill Office Park, 531 Rose Lane Street, Suite 100, Marietta. No registration required. More info: 770-793-7818. Domestic Violence Support Groups. Sessions in English and Spanish. Wednesdays. 6:458:15pm. Childcare available for children 6 weeks to 12 years. Children over 12 may attend and learn childcare skills. More info: 770-427-3390. East Cobb Satellite of CHADD (Children & Adults w/Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) Parental Support Group. 2nd Tuesday of the month. 6:30-8:00 pm. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church (Room B109) on Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Cappie Suttle, 404-368-9394, east-cobb@ chadd.net, or www.chadd.net/300. Emotions Anonymous, a fellowship of people who come together to work toward recovery from emotional difficulties and discover a new way of life. Tuesdays & Fridays. 7pm. Roswell United Methodist Church, 614 Mimosa Boulevard, Counseling Building, Roswell. More info: 770-330-1991. Families Anonymous (FA) for families who have loved ones struggling with addiction. Every Tuesday. 7:30-9pm. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Youth Center, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465. Families of Children Under Stress (FOCUS). To listen, inform and educate, and offer programs for the families and the child with special needs. Last Thursday of the month during school year. 10am. ChickFil-A, 1201 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info/to confirm meeting date: Angie, 770-234-9111,angie@focus-ga.org,or www.focus-ga.org. Fractured Families for Parents Estranged from their Children. First and 3rd Wednesday. 7pm. La Madeleine, 4101 Roswell Road, #812, Marietta. More info: Sandy 404-446-6093 or Judy 404-643-3531. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group. Second and 4th Tuesday. 7:15pm. Special guest speaker. Transfiguration Church, Room 102, 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta. More info: Jeannie, 770-919-9275. Grief Support Group for those who have had a family member, friend or other loved one pass away. First Thursday of each month. 7-9pm. Unity North Atlanta Church, 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: kathzkel@yahoo.com.

JACS (Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent and Significant Others). For Jewish members of 12 Step groups. 7-8pm, first and third Tuesdays of every month except on Jewish holidays. Congregation Etz Chaim, 1190 Indian Hills Parkway, Marietta, in the library. More info: 770-928-2523 or teshuva@aol.com. Loneliness Bereavement Support Group. Every Wednesday except holidays. 11am. Heritage Hospice, 3315 Hilltop Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-423-5959. Marietta Moms. For all kinds of moms - new to the area, looking for new friends, or just needing support. Daily events for babies, toddlers and older kids. More info: 770-956-0318 or 678-357-3661 or www.mariettamoms.com Mothers Circle Group. Are you a mother raising Jewish children but you are not Jewish? Free education and support through a 16-week course. Groups are held in Marietta, Intown and North Fulton. More info: Suzette Cohen, suzette@themotherscircle.org or www.themotherscircle.org. Mothers of PreSchoolers(MOPS). Wednesdays. 6:15-7:15pm. A place where moms can come to build friendships and receive mothering support, practical help and spiritual hope. Childcare provided. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465 or mtzionmops@gmail.com. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Family Support Group for families who have loved ones struggling with mental illness. Second and fourth Tuesday of each month. 7-8:30pm. Hillside United Methodist Church, Second Floor, 4474 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock. More info: 770-928-2762. Overeaters Anonymous. A support group for those who suffer from the need to compulsively overeat. Monday-Wednesday-Friday. 10am. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Betsy: 404-226-4931. Parents of Prodigals. For parents of struggling teens and young adults. Second and 4th Thursday. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Fair Brocard, 770-612-1197 or www.prodigalchildministries.org. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group. For persons with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. Second Sunday each month. 4pm. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Bldg. A, Roswell. More info: Robin Cleveland, 678-819-3915. Thrive to Balance! will help fight anxiety. October 12: 4:30-5:15pm; November 6: 6-7:15pm; December 12: 4:30-5:15pm. East Cobb Public Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Galina Bannova, 770-633-1023. Widowed Helping Others (WHO) . First and 3rd Wednesday of the month. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, La Salette Hall, 4905 Roswell road, Marietta. More info: Ann’s Pastoral Care, 770-552-6400, ext. 6018.


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