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I recently re-read The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Album. It tells the story of Eddie, an amusement park maintenance man who dies while attempting to save a young girl on a broken ride. Eddie then goes on to meet five people on the “other side.” Some he knows and some he does not but all have either impacted his life or been impacted by his life. All serve to help explain and help Eddie come to terms with his life, a life he sees as a failure. The book raises some interesting points. The first is the interconnectedness of our lives. Some of the people Eddie encounters he did not even know or knew as distant acquaintances, yet their lives were irrevocably interwoven. Every life impacts so many others in ways we could never even begin to imagine. How many lives do we touch in our daily lives? Whose day have we brightened by a smile, a kind word, or thoughtful deed? Whose path have we made more difficult, perhaps without even realizing it? Like the proverbial stone creating ripples in the pool of water, our actions have far-reaching effects. Album’s book also makes a statement about the meaning of a life. Eddie saw his life as worthless--he had lost those he had loved and worked at what he saw as a dead-end job, yet he comes to discover that everything had its purpose. How many times in our lives do we search for meaning? In this era of celebrity-hype, busy with the responsibilities of family and home, we can sometimes feel invisible and not the “success” we hoped to be. I believe we are all a part of a great plan that we don’t always understand. Hopefully, like Eddie in Album’s book, someday it will all be clear.

On this month’s front cover is Karen Hallacy, East Cobb’s Citizen of the Year. The Cobb Chamber of Commerce presented Karen Hallacy with the 2012 East Cobb Citizen of the Year award at the East Cobb Area Council breakfast meeting last November. Karen is pictured in front of Mt. Bethel Elementary School’s outdoor stage— one of her many achievements as the school’s PTA president in 2001-2003. “The outdoor stage was an incredible community effort,” says Karen. From a school PTA President, her involvement grew to becoming President of the East Cobb County Council of PTAs to her current position

For the past 19 years, the EAST COBBER shines a light on the many “regular” people right here in East Cobb who impact the quality of life not just in East Cobb, but in Metro Atlanta, and beyond. From Karen Hallacy, East Cobb’s Citizen of the Year, featured on the front cover to the members of Circle of Children producing their annual fundraiser to the child care professionals many East Cobb moms and dads rely on (see our Child Care and Preschool Guide, pages 20-27) as well as the unnamed citizens who serve the community through a local club or support group (see pages 60, 61 and 64), this magazine intends to make these good people visible by writing about them. Who knows where that ripple effect of kindness ends? I am pleased to share these stories about the East Cobbers taking action and making a positive difference in East Cobb and beyond.

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East Cobb Couple Successfully Completes Georgia River Network’s Challenge to ‘Paddle 12 Rivers in 2012’ East Cobb residents Lonny and Rhonda Martin took on Georgia River Network’s 2012 Challenge of paddling at least 12 of Georgia’s rivers in 2012. This opportunity to explore Georgia’s rivers – from wild places to urban waterways was designed to get people outside, active, and exploring the state. Georgia’s rivers offer a variety of experiences including family-friendly afternoon paddles, riverside hikes, exciting whitewater, and blackwater experiences.

8.) Lathen River; 9.) Clam Creek; 10.) St Simon’s Island; 11.) Jekyll Creek; and 12.) Ogeechee River. “We’re both nature lovers. We enjoy getting away from people noise. It’s very peaceful to be on the water with only the trees & wildlife. It’s amazing how much wildlife you can see and hear when you’re away from other distractions,” says Rhonda.

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Margie Hatfield Scholarship Seeks Applications The East Cobb County Council (ECCC) PTA created the Margie Hatfield Scholarship Fund in 1990 to honor the dedication and years of service given by Mrs. Hatfield to the youth of our Council. She is a Past President of the organization who served three consecutive terms. It is with this service in mind that the Council PTA sponsors the scholarship program. The purpose of the fund is to help deserving youth in their quest for higher knowledge. An emphasis is placed on the service records and citizenship of the winning applicants, as this embodies the philosophy of the PTA. The Margie Hatfield Scholarship Fund will once again award six separate $1,000 scholarships; one student from each of the ECCC PTA high schools will be chosen. The following criteria, listed in order of significance, are used to evaluate applicants: involvement in service-oriented projects, community and extra-curricular activities, leadership, honors and awards, an essay, references, completeness of application, and grade point average. Here are some more details about the Margie Hatfield scholarship: • Any graduating high school senior enrolling in a fulltime course of study at any institute of higher learning may apply • These funds must be used for continuing education • There is no limit to the number of students from each school that may apply

• Applications must be postmarked no later than February 22, 2013. Winners will be notified by March 30. • Winners will be honored at the April 2013 General Membership Meeting of the East Cobb County Council PTA. Parents are invited to attend. • Applications must be typewritten or printed legibly and the guidelines followed exactly. Resumes should not be attached. Choose standard fonts. Do not write/ type on the back of the application. Applicants who do not adhere to the outline specifications will be disqualified. • Include one personal reference (not related to you) and one reference from your school and a copy of your transcript. ECCC PTA relies on donations from community supporters in order to fund this scholarship. It welcomes donations towards helping achieve the goal to recognize and support these students who model community involvement for their peers. Visit www.ecccpta.org for contact information. Applications are available in East Cobb County Council (ECCC) PTA high schools (Kell, Lassiter, Pope, Sprayberry, Walton, and Wheeler). For more information, contact Irene Barton, ECCC PTA Scholarship Chairs at mhs@ecccpta.org.

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Ed-SPLOST 4 Scheduled for Special Election on March 19 >>> SPLOST stands for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. It is a one-cent tax on all consumer goods that must be approved by voters in a referendum. Ed-SPLOST receipts can be used only for school-related capital improvements. The current Ed-SPLOST III in Cobb County expires Dec. 31, 2013. The Ed-SPLOST 4 referendum will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2013 to extend the tax another five years. Because Cobb’s learning environments and infrastructure require ongoing maintenance and to continue providing the most effective instructional resources for Cobb students. Ed-SPLOST I (19992003) and Ed-SPLOST II (2004-2008) were responsive to years of rapid population growth, providing for construction of 21 new schools, 1,982 new classrooms and funding a myriad of capital improvements. As enrollment trends have flattened in recent years, the District’s needs have shifted toward revitalization of outdated facilities. Many Cobb schools are more than 40 years old and have inadequate space and resources to best serve students. The current Ed-SPLOST III (2009-2013) and the proposed Ed-SPLOST 4 are focused on giving new life to existing facilities, replacing some of the oldest and least efficient school buildings and refreshing the District’s technology resources and infrastructure. About 90 percent of the district’s operating budget, which is supported by state funding and local property taxes, goes to pay the salaries of teachers, administrators, bus drivers, food service employees, custodians, and other staff. The other 10 percent pays for items such as textbooks and supplies, as well as utilities such as fuel, gas, electricity and water. State funding and local property taxes do not provide for regular building maintenance, or for technology enhancements. To address these needs, the district must use a different funding source such as Ed-SPLOST. Prior to Ed-SPLOST, the district issued bonds that had to be paid back over many years with interest and resulted in a property tax increase. By the end of summer 2013, the school district will have removed approximately 551 portable 14 February 2013

Ed-SPLOST 4 PROPOSED EXPENDITURES Replacement Facilities

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$176,065,034 $99,276,327

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classrooms from schools thanks to Ed-SPLOST, an 88 percent reduction. Ed-SPLOST 4 will continue to reduce portable classrooms via building additions and new school facilities. Unfortunately, some portables will always exist at schools due to space limitations on some campuses, and because they provide flexibility for schools to address enrollment shifts. Every one of Cobb’s 112 schools will see improvements through Ed-SPLOST 4. See pages 16-19 for a list of planned projects for East Cobb Schools, for more details, readers are encouraged to visit www.cobbk12.org online. The following information outlines the proposed expenditures of the Ed-SPLOST 4. New and Replacement Facilities • Ed-SPLOST 4 calls for replacement facilities for Osborne and Walton High Schools an East Cobb Area middle school and two elementary schools (yet to be determined). The proposal also includes one new high school career academy. • Constructing approximately 407 new classrooms. Additions/Modifications • Adding to existing facilities approximately 56 classrooms (46 at the elementary school level and 10 at the high school level). • Constructing major additions/modifications/renovations at the following locations: Campbell, Harrison, Lassiter, North Cobb, Pope, South Cobb, Walton and Wheeler high schools, Tapp middle school and Kincaid, Mt. Bethel, Sope Creek, Teasley and Tritt elementary schools.

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Ed-SPLOST 4 Focused on Breathing New Life Into East Cobb Schools By Paulette Farley

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The Ed-SPLOST 4 referendum will go before Cobb voters on March 19 with the potential to fund sorely needed Ed-SPLOST projects in numerous Cobb County schools. The continuation of the 1% tax on retail purchases will rebuild 3 local East Cobb schools and will complete numerous capital improvements throughout the county. If approved, the district expects to collect around $718 million, yet that will only cover 36% of the $2 billion in identified needs based projects for the entire district.

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The Cobb County School District has invested a tremendous amount of time gathering information from departments within the county as well as from school principals. Additionally, anyone from the community, including parents, were invited to offer feedback to the county through the district website regarding needed school improvement needs.

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$175 million of proposed SPLOST 4 appropriations are for new and replacement schools. In the East Cobb community, the emphasis of SPLOST 4 is rebuilding and capital improvements. East Cobb Middle School, Walton High School and a yet unspecified elementary school are proposed rebuild projects. Kincaid Elementary and Mt. Bethel Elementary will see long term temporary annexes replaced. A complete listing of projects for all schools can be found on the Cobb County School District web site.

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Abby Shiffman, past-president of the East Cobb County Council of PTAs and mother of students at both Wheeler and Pebblebrook High Schools, stated, “The East Cobb County Council of PTAs will be presenting a resolution in favor of the education SPLOST to be voted on at their next general meeting in February. Every PTA/PTSA can pass its own resolution and we encourage stakeholders to be informed on how the SPLOST will benefit their school or schools in their area.”

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Every voter in Cobb County has the opportunity to come out and vote for or against SPLOST 4 on March 19th. The timing of the March referendum, planned to coordinate with the City of Marietta vote, will allow the county to take advantage of summer 2014 for construction projects should SPLOST 4 pass. While SPLOSTS should not be an assumption, Ed-SPLOSTS in Cobb County have built 22 new schools, added 2,372 new classrooms, eliminated 551 portable classrooms, provided for new technology and supported more than 5,000 total projects all done with zero assumption of debt. Breathing new life into local school is good for Cobb students and residents. Vote “YES” for Ed-SPLOST 4 on March 19.

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Vote NO on the Education SPLOST By Lance Lamberton On March 19 Cobb voters will be asked to decide whether to approve yet another Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), in this case an Education SPLOST put forward by the Cobb County School Board. If passed, it will impose an additional $718 million tax levy on purchases made in Cobb over the next five years, starting in January 2014.

facilities, and expansion of sports and recreation facilities (like two gyms at every high school) which have little to do with the mission of the District, which is to educate. For example:

The most glaring issue with this SPLOST is that it puts the cart before the horse. Since the District has calculated that it can get $718 million over five years by continuing the sales tax, they’ve developed a project list to coincide with anticipated revenue. Instead, it should first develop a true needs list and then present a SPLOST which is in line with those needs.

Consequently, there are many projects on the District’s wish list of dubious value. For example, the proposed Career Academy, with a price tag of $30 million. There are many unanswered questions with respect to this facility. Where will it be located, how much will the land cost, what criteria will be used to determine who can attend, how will students be transported to the Academy, how will the District pay for teachers, administrative salaries or maintenance?

• Interior and exterior painting at $7.2 million. • New schools to replace existing schools which don’t need to be replaced. • Adding new theaters to five high schools. • $4.5 million for track resurfacing. • $1 million for tennis courts. While these are nice things to have when money is no object, (which is never the case) I have to ask how critical new gyms and theaters are towards achieving our educational mission, especially when this SPLOST allocates three times as much for these items than it does for learning and instructional purposes. Adding to these concerns is the issue holding a special election for this SPLOST, when it can be held during a general election or primary, thereby saving taxpayers $300,000. This is done to discourage voter turnout, where spending interests have a greater stake in its passage than the citizenry at large.

In response to these concerns, Superintendent Hinojosa has offered a series of vague reassurances. With transportation he said we’ll “figure out a way to get there.” With respect to maintenance costs, he said “We still have to work out the details.” With regard to staffing, he said they would begin looking at that in January of 2013, just two months before the March vote. In fairness to those of us asked to foot the bill, we deserve more transparency before we agree to giving the District a blank check.

This is not to say that Education SPLOSTS should never be passed, but the one before us now is hastily conceived and fraught with wasteful spending priorities. As such, it is time for the voters to tell the District to go back to the drawing board and give us a SPLOST which is truly deserving of our support.

Another concern is that the SPLOST was established by state law to pay for expansion of existing facilities to accommodate growing student enrollment, yet there is woefully little of that in this project list, and most of the money goes towards routine maintenance, replacement of serviceable

Lance Lamberton has been a Cobb resident since 2001, and is the president of the Cobb Taxpayers Association, which is leading a grass-roots effort to defeat the Education SPLOST.

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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ed-SPLOST 4 Expenditures Planned for East Cobb Schools >>> The current Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, or SPLOST, will expire Dec. 31, 2013. A referendum to extend the building program five years will be held March 19, 2013. SPLOST 4 funds will be spent on all Cobb County Schools. In the interest of our readers, the EAST COBBER pulled out the following improvements planned for schools located in East Cobb County from the Cobb County Board of Education’s “Notebook” for the ED-SPLOST 4: Addison Elementary School: HVAC System Replacement ($1,830,015); Playground Replacement ($85,000); Building repainted, flooring replaced, blinds on windows replaced; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Bathroom Modifications as Needed; Replace Carpeting in Gymnasium Play; Area to Sport Court; Technology Upgrades*.

Dodgen Middle School: Concrete & Stair Railing ($6,400); Gymnasium Electrical Project ($223,561); Roof & Skylight Replacement ($2,533,370); Replacement of covered play area with a permanent structure to include AC/Heat; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Technology Upgrades*; Band Instruments*; Choral*.

Bells Ferry Elementary School: Put in new means of handicap accessibility; New Roof on the older section of the Building; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Bathroom Modifications as Needed; Replace Carpeting in Gymnasium Play; Area to Sport Court; Technology Upgrades*.

East Cobb Middle School: Gymnasium Electrical Project ($223,561); Roof & Skylight Replacement ($2,618,714); Plumbing Project ($357,267); Light fixtures updated; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Technology Upgrades*; Band Instruments*; Choral*.

Blackwell Elementary School: Playground Replacement ($85,000); Replacement of all building windows and Frames (per maintenance recommendation) with Tinting windows on the West end of the Building; (Cafeteria and Media Center Rooms) – Environmental and Energy Efficiency; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Bathroom Modifications as Needed; Technology Upgrades*.

East Side Elementary School: New Playground for intermediate grades; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Bathroom Modifications as Needed; Technology Upgrades*.

Brumby Elementary School: Playground Replacement ($85,000); New flooring in all buildings; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Bathroom Modifications as Needed; Replace Carpeting in Gymnasium Play; Area to Sport Court; Technology Upgrades*. Daniell Middle School: Electrical System Upgrade ($300,000); Gymnasium Electrical Project ($223,561); HVAC System Replacement ($3,986,460); HVAC Control System Conversion ($531,528); Window & Door Replacement ($224,233); Safety - Front Lobby Redesigned for Safety; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Technology Upgrades*; Band Instruments*; Choral*. Davis Elementary School: Gymnasium Electrical Project ($210,210); Plumbing Project ($164,510); Playground Replacement ($85,000); Replace windows in classrooms and office area; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Bathroom Modifications as Needed; Technology Upgrades*. Dickerson Middle School: Re-Roofing ($1,100,000); Gymnasium Electrical Project ($223,561); Refinish gym floorbut only with quality bid; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Technology Upgrades*; Band Instruments*; Choral*.

Eastvalley Elementary School: Playground Replacement ($85,000); Parking lot expansion; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Bathroom Modifications as Needed; Technology Upgrades*. Garrison Mill Elementary School: Gymnasium Electrical Project ($210,210); Playground Replacement ($85,000); Bus Lane Awning; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Bathroom Modifications as Needed; Technology Upgrades*. Hightower Trail Middle School: Electrical System Upgrade ($300,000); Gymnasium Electrical Project ($10,920); Roof & Skylight Replacement ($2,086,532); Paving ($115,400); Replace roof; Exterior painting of trim and awnings; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Technology Upgrades*; Band Instruments*; Choral*. Keheley Elementary School: Gymnasium Electrical Project ($210,210); Roof & Skylight Replacement ($987,518); Playground Replacement ($85,000); Paint - all interior & exterior walls (exclude newly renovated office suites) and Paint - cafeteria & kitchen; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Bathroom Modifications as Needed; Replace Carpeting in Gymnasium Play; Area to Sport Court; Technology Upgrades*. Kell HighSchool: Athletic Field Electrical Project ($72,000); Track/P.E. Resurfacing ($350,000); Tennis/P.E. Court Resurfacing ($90,000); Bus Port Modification, Intercom phone system (VOIP), Technology Upgrades*,Band Instruments*, Choral*, Athletic Standards - Restroom Improvements; Athletic Standards -Concession Improvements; Athletic Standards- Stadium.

*Technology Upgrades: Upgrade classroom workstations, teacher computers, classroom audio visual equipment, printer/copiers, interactive classroom devices, and supporting equipment. *Band Instruments: Upgrade and/or replace of existing instruments and equipment, and purchase of additional instruments and equipment. *Choral: Upgrade and/or replacement of existing choral instruments and equipment (including digital pianos, choral risers, acoustic shells, keyboards, guitars, and other instruments).

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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Kincaid Elementary School: Electrical System Upgrade ($300,000); Gymnasium Electrical Project ($210,210); Temporary Annex Building Replacement ($3,027,250); Expanded Parking 3 lot in upper lot; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Bathroom Modifications as Needed; Technology Upgrades*. Lassiter High School: Main Gymnasium ($11,750,000); Athletic Field Electrical Project ($72,000); Track/P.E. Resurfacing ($350,000); Intercom phone system (VOIP); Technology Upgrades*; Band Instruments*; Choral*; Athletic Standards- Restroom Improvements; Athletic Standards -Concession Improvements; Athletic Standards –Stadium. Mabry Middle School: Flooring Replacement ($168,000); Gymnasium Electrical Project ($223,561); Theater Seat Replacement ($150,000); Renovate all original restroom fixtures/stalls and add blow dryers (adult & student); Intercom phone system (VOIP); Technology Upgrades*; Band Instruments*; Choral*. McCleskey Middle School: Gymnasium Electrical Project ($210,210); Roof & Skylight Replacement ($2,094,078); Updated locker rooms with new lockers and benches; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Technology Upgrades*; Band Instruments*; Choral*. Mountain View Elementary School: Interior & Exterior Painting ($221,399); Electrical System Upgrade ($300,000); Gymnasium Electrical Project ($210,210); HVAC System Replacement ($1,932,216); Parking lot expansion; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Bathroom Modifications as Needed; Technology Upgrades*. Mt. Bethel Elementary School: Concrete & Stair Railing ($3,120); Electrical System Upgrade ($300,000); Gymnasium Electrical Project ($210,210); Temporary Annex Building Replacement ($2,928,062); Intercom phone system (VOIP); Bathroom Modifications as Needed; Technology Upgrades*.

Murdock Elementary School: Gymnasium Electrical Project ($210,210); New Playscapes; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Bathroom Modifications as Needed; Technology Upgrades*. Nicholson Elementary School: Gymnasium Electrical Project ($210,210); HVAC System Replacement ($1,819,200); Playground Replacement ($85,000); Reconfiguration of front office and lobby area for security; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Bathroom Modifications as Needed; Technology Upgrades*. Pope High School: Addition - Theatre Sitework, Theatre General Construction, Theatre & Main Gymnasium ($17,873,750); Athletic Field Electrical Project ($72,000); Track/P.E. Resurfacing ($350,000); Tennis/P.E. Court Resurfacing ($90,000); New flooring throughout the building; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Technology Upgrades*; Band Instruments*; Choral*; Athletic Standards - Restroom Improvements; Athletic Standards - Concession Improvements; Athletic Standards – Stadium. Powers Ferry Elementary School: New flooring throughout building; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Bathroom Modifications as Needed; Technology Upgrades*. Rocky Mount Elementary School: Interior & Exterior Painting ($196,372); Concrete & Stair Railing ($9,000); Boiler Replacement ($40,200); Playground Replacement ($85,000); Renovate all bathrooms; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Bathroom Modifications as Needed; Technology Upgrades*. Sedalia Park Elementary School: Intercom phone system (VOIP); Bathroom Modifications as Needed; Replace Carpeting in Gymnasium Play; Area to Sport Court; Technology Upgrades*.

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Ed-SPLOST 4 Expenditures Planned for East Cobb Schools Shallowford Falls Elementary School: Gymnasium Electrical Project ($210,210); Interior & Exterior Painting ($309,705); Paving ($59,200); Playground Replacement ($85,000); Repair drainage problem (from field to parking area); Intercom phone system; (VOIP); Bathroom Modifications as Needed; Technology Upgrades*.

Timber Ridge Elementary School: Gymnasium Electrical Project ($210,210); Roof; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Bathroom Modifications as Needed; Technology Upgrades*.

Simpson Middle School: Gymnasium Electrical Project ($223,561); Theater Seat Replacement ($150,000); Refurbish Floors-Gym and Covered play area; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Technology Upgrades*; Band Instruments*; Choral*. Sprayberry High School: Athletic Field Electrical Project ($72,000); Plumbing Project ($367,801); Track/P.E. Resurfacing ($350,000); Tennis/P.E. Court Resurfacing ($90,000); Replace main Gymnasium floor; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Technology Upgrades*; Band Instruments*; Choral*; Athletic Standards - Restroom Improvements; Athletic Standards Concession Improvements; Athletic Standards – Stadium. Sope Creek Elementary School: Sitework - Asphalt Paving - Add Parking $300,000); P.E Building Renovation ($2,233,750); Flooring Replacement ($413,366); Plumbing Project ($254,687); Playground Replacement ($85,000); Intercom phone system (VOIP); Bathroom Modifications as Needed; Technology Upgrades*.

Tritt Elementary School: Gymnasium Electrical Project ($210,210); Temporary Annex Building Replacement ($3,027,250); Paving drive (right side of School); Intercom phone system (VOIP); Bathroom Modifications as Needed; Technology Upgrades*. Walton High School: Main Gymnasium & New Facility Including Fine Arts Facilities with Theater ($38,410,000); Plumbing Project ($570,326); Paving ($45,800); Track/P.E. Resurfacing ($350,000); Tennis/P.E. Court Resurfacing ($90,000); Site Modified as Necessary; Intercom phone system (VOIP); Technology Upgrades*; Band Instruments*; Choral*; Athletic Standards - Restroom Improvements; Athletic Standards - Concession Improvements; Athletic Standards – Stadium. Wheeler High School: Addition - Theatre Sitework, Theatre & Main Gymnasium ($17,730,000); Athletic Field Electrical Project ($72,000); Track/P.E. Resurfacing ($350,000); Tennis/P.E. Court Resurfacing ($90,000); Intercom phone system (VOIP); Technology Upgrades*; Band Instruments*; Choral*; Athletic Standards - Restroom Improvements; Athletic Standards - Concession Improvements; Athletic Standards – Stadium.

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Cobb Chamber Celebrates at 71st Annual Dinner The Cobb Chamber of Commerce celebrated its many successes of 2012 at the 71st Annual Dinner celebration last month at the Cobb Galleria Centre with nearly 1,000 attendees including business and community leaders, economic development partners and elected officials. Tony Britton, Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking at Community and Southern Bank, passed his leadership role of Cobb Chamber Chairman to East Cobb resident Greg Morgan, Partner-in-Charge of Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC. 23 individuals were honored with Campaign Lifetime Achievement Awards, an award given to those with outstanding 2012 Membership Campaign production. East Cobbers receiving Campaign Lifetime Achievement Awards were: Lisa Olens, Georgia Power; Kim Paris, WellStar; and, Mary Karras, Bank of North Georgia. EAST COBBER magazine spotlights some of those East Cobb residents that attended this annual event.

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JOHNSON FERRY BAPTIST CHURCH THE WEE SCHOOL(300) 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068

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KIDS R KIDS (180) 4671 Sandy Plains Road, Roswell 30075

Melissa Smith 770-552-8877

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KIDS R KIDS EAST COBB PRESCHOOL (240) 505 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068

Julie Davis 770-565-2220

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KIDS R KIDS EAST COBB (185) 2100 Post Oak Tritt, Marietta 30062

Diane Bradley 770-971-7200

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Kids Zone Daycare & Learning Center (130) 137 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 1100, Marietta 30068

Helene Hindman 770-933-6900

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LA PETITE ACADEMY (87) 2358 Shallowford Road, Marietta 30066

Patricia Villard 770-926-8364

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LIGHTHOUSE Academy AT EAST COBB UMC (81) 2325 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062

Bronwyne Butler 770-971-3671

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MJCCA SUNSHINE SCHOOL AT TEMPLE KOL EMETH (100) 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta 30062

Raye Lynn Banks 678-812-3720

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Morning Star Montessori (6) @Holt Road Baptist Church 675 Holt Road, Marietta 30068

Rhea Brashear 678-213-0844

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MONTESSORI INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY (85) 2145 Barnes Mill Road, Marietta 30062

Tiffany Smith 770-565-3933

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MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF WOODSTOCK (60) 3899 Canton Road, Marietta 30066

Patricia Shahbazi 770-928-2515

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MOUNTAIN VIEW UMC PRESCHOOL (56) 2300 Jamerson Road, Marietta 30066

Tracie Schwebs 770-591-8659

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MT. BETHEL CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL (376) 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068

Ginny Mateer 770-971-6812

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MT. BETHEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068

Jim Callis 770-971-0245

MOUNT Paran North Precious Ones Learn N’ Play (80) 1700 Allgood Road, Marietta 30062

Julie Bostardi 678-285-3226

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Debra Walker 770-973-7223

Mother’s Morning Out

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KIDDIE KOLLEGE (100) 2000 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068

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St. Catherine’s Episcopal Preschool 571 Holt Road • Marietta GA 30068 www.stcatherines.org • 770-971-2839 • Ages one year to pre-K • Qualified, dedicated staff • Planned preschool learning curriculum • Loving, safe, and healthy environment • All children welcome regardless of race, national origin, or religious preference.

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Dolores Bailey 770-423-9578

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PRIMARY PREP ACADEMY (140) 1887 West Oak Parkway, Marietta 30062

Donna Anderson 678-594-8700

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PRIMROSE SCHOOL AT EAST LAKE (135) 2065 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062

Cinnamon Snipes 770-971-0148

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PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF LASSITER (130) 282 Lassiter Road, Marietta 30062

Patsy McGilvary 770-641-8535

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PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF SPRAYBERRY 2531 East Piedmont Road, Marietta 30062

Christine Stadler 770-578-4832

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RATED K FOR KIDS ONLY (60) 2800 Canton Road NE, Marietta 30066

Sarah Wathall 770-425-4799

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Hazel Olivares 770-579-1979

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NOONDAY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (156) 4121 Canton Road, Marietta 30066

Libby Dunn 770-926-8891

NORTH COBB ACADEMY 2288 Canton Road, Marietta 30066

Karen Hill 770-426-6234

PIEDMONT BAPTIST ACADEMY (100) 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta 30066

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Mehdi Sayfi 770-509-1775

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NOBLE WORLD MONTESSORI (67) 2502 East Piedmont Rd., Marietta 30062

Summer Session

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Kristi Olterman 770-971-1478

Mother’s Morning Out

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MT. ZION UMC PRESCHOOL (184) 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30062

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Special Needs

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SEWELL MILL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL of SEWELL MILL BAPTIST CHURCH (160) 2550 Sewell Mill Road, Marietta 30062

Glynda Lundquist 770-971-3746

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SHREINER ACADEMY (100) 1340 Terrell Mill Road SE, Marietta 30067

Sarah Walker 770-953-1340

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SPRAYBERRY ACADEMY (240) 2110 Post Oak Tritt, Marietta 30062

Diane Bradley 770-977-0877

ST. ANDREW UMC PRESCHOOL (160) 3455 Canton Road, Marietta 30066

Helen Geesey 770-592-7250

16 mos +

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ST. CATHERINE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH PRESCHOOL (190) 571 Holt Road, Marietta 30062

Karolyn Olliffe 770-971-2839

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The Sunshine House (85) 2499 Shallowford Road, Marietta 30066

Courtney Gilmer 770-928-9982

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THE SUNSHINE HOUSE (130) 4677 Paper Mill Road, Marietta 30067

Jacques Cormier 770-955-2768

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TEMPLE BETH TIKVAH EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTER (52) 9955 Coleman Road, Roswell 30075

Jenifer Friedman 678-350-0076

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TRANSFIGURATION CATHOLIC CHURCH (160) 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta 30066

Darragh Browning 770-977-1442

16 mos +

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The Walker School (92) 830 Damar Road, Marietta 30062

Gail Doss 678-581-1099

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THE WOOD ACRES SCHOOL (250) 1772 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30062

Judy Thigpen 770-971-1880

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Evening Care

Pre-K (4 Year-Olds)

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Mother’s Morning Out

Preschool (3 Year-Olds)

Angie Spiva 770-971-8525

After School Care

Toddler Care (1-2 Years)

Kindergarten ( 5 Year-Olds)

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SANDY PLAINS BAPTIST CHURCH (84) 2825 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066

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Emmy’s Academy will provide high-quality, accredited childcare to children with typical and special needs 6 weeks through 5 years old, Monday through Friday from 7:30am – 6:30pm. Opening in the Fall of 2013, the Academy will offer early intervention, specialized developmental care, and low student to teacher ratios all in an inclusive educational environment. While all children can be enrolled in the Academy childcare program, the children with special needs will also have access to on-site physical, occupational, speech and music therapies, and will receive personal attention from highly-trained special education teachers. Emmy’s Academy will strive to maintain a fully inclusive environment for our children, and welcome all children regardless of diagnosis or special circumstances.

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4th Annual Emmy’s Bash Friday, Aug 23, 2013 7pm – 11pm

MoM’s Morning out EVERY Monday & Wednesday 9:30am – 12:30pm! First Child $15 / Additional Children $10 each We welcome children with special needs and their siblings (ages 6 months – 4 years). We are located at the Mt. Bethel UMC Nursery – Room D-8, 4385 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068. Space is limited so register your child soon!

The Pavillion at East Cobb A night of hors d’oeuvres, drinks and entertainment benefiting Corrigan Care, Inc. The evening will highlight the many families who can benefit from the services Corrigan Care provides. A silent auction will be held to raise additional funds. For more information visit www.corrigancare.org

respite nights

Monthly respite nights for families with special needs children ages 6 months & up, siblings welcome!

Roswell & Cumming (Monkey Joe’s) Kennesaw (Bounce U) First Child $10 / Additional Children $5 each Contact Amy at amy@corrigancare.org or 678-509-3669

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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. Every Sunday 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/ to register: 770-565-4412 or www.chabadofcobb.com. Every 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: $10/ adults. $7/seniors. $6/ages 3-12. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055. Every Thursday Guided Tour of the Strand. Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre. Learn about the history of the theatre dating back to the 1930s, recent renovation efforts and fun facts about the theatre business. 11am. $5. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org.

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Has Relocated

Zizi is no longer with Variations Hair Color. She is now working full time at Nancy’s Salon across the street in the Woodlawn Shopping Center. Zizi is a hair specialist with over 25 years. Her specialities include Keratin Smoothing Treatments, CHI Thermal Straighteners, and UpDos for any special occasion. Zizi will customize your hair cuts and find a style that is best suited for you and compliments you and your lifestyle.

Call Zizi for your next hair appointment!

Nancy’s Salon 1100 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta, GA 30068 770.509.0087

Cell: 678.462.8601 zizigolkar@yahoo.com

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Every Saturday Free Arts and Crafts at Lakeshore Learning Store. 11am3pm. Ages 3 and up. Make a Just Hanging Around Puppy Pal, Chinese New Year Dragon, Desk Buddy Pencil Holder or People Shapes Dancing Puppet! Lakeshore Learning Store, 4287 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-3100 or www.lakeshorelearning.com. 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. 1pm. Admission: $10/adults. $7/seniors. $6/ages 3-12. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055. Through February 7 Let’s Murder Marsha presented by Polk Street Players. A madcap comedy by Monk Ferris. Marsha, addicted to reading murder mysteries, overhears her husband discussing her birthday and thinks he is going to murder her. $12.50. Thursday-Sunday: 8pm. St. James’ Episcopal Church, 161 Church Street Northeast, Marietta. Parking off Polk Street, west of the church. More info: 770-218-9669 or www.polkstreetplayers.com. Through February 17 Cobb County Junior Basketball Tournament. Season and championship tournament for 6th-8th graders from Cobb, Cherokee, and Paulding counties as well as North Fulton schools. Games start at 5pm, Monday-Friday, and 9am, Saturday-Sunday. Hudgins Hall at Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: www.ccjbc.com. February 1-11 (Place order) | February 18-20 (Pick up order) Winter Bird Seed Sale. Feed your feathered friends premium birdseed and benefit the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Pre-sale orders can be placed online or at the Nature Store. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org. February 4 First Monday Breakfast sponsored by Cobb Chamber of Commerce. Speaker: Reynold J. Jennings, President & CEO, WellStar. Program: Health Hero. 7:30am. General admission: $60. Members: $25 online or $40 at door. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org.

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW! February 6-7 & 16 Defensive Driving/Driver Improvement Class presented by Safe America. If you are already driving but want to lower the cost of your car insurance or if you’ve gotten a traffic ticket and need to take a defensive driving class, this class is for you. 6-hour class taught by certified instructors. Registration needs to be done in person due to a state form requiring signature. 6-9pm except February 16: 9am-4pm. Safe America Foundation, 2480 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-7233 or www.safeamericadrivers.org. February 8 Cobb County Master Gardeners Lunch and Learn: Mushrooms presented by Cornelia Cho of The Mushroom Club of Georgia. The mysterious mushroom-delicious or poisonous? Cornelia Cho will give a new understanding of mushrooms including information about their medicinal uses and how they help us take care of the environment. Bring your lunch. 12-1pm. Cobb Water Lab, 662 S. Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-528-4070 or www.cobbmastergardeners.org. Cobb Executive Women Luncheon. Program: Women’s Healthcare Panel Discussion. $20 online. $35 at door. Registration/General networking: 11am. Program: 11:30am. The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, 17th Floor, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org. February 8-9 Kids’ Consignment Sale. Find high quality, gently used children’s Spring/Summer clothing (sizes 0-14), toys, baby equipment, furniture and more! Friday: 9am-4pm. Saturday: 9am-noon. Thursday, February 7: 5-7pm for volunteers only. No strollers before 11am on Friday. Everything 30% off on Saturday. The Episcopal Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, 1795 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-7473 or www.peterandpaul.org. February 8-16 Michael Pink’s Dracula presented by Atlanta Ballet this gripping original score, is complete with howls of wolves and haunting heartbeat. Dracula is a lush cinematic work with the masterful Count at its rich and bloody heart. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Saturday & Sunday February 9: matinee at 2pm. Sunday: 2pm. $20-$135. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: ticketmaster.com or atlantaballet.com. February 8-23

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Community calendar February 8-16 Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor. With characters based on comic legends Mel Brooks, Danny Simon, Mel Tolkin, & Carl Reiner, Neil Simon has a blast fictionalizing his big break on Sid Caesar’s fabled Your Show of Shows. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Sunday: 3pm. $20-$25. Next Stage Theatre Company, 11 Anderson Street, Marietta. More info: 678-744-6398 or www.nextstagetheatrecompany.com February 9 4th Annual Marietta Mardi Gras Run sponsored by the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta to benefit various charitable community projects and agencies in Cobb County. Certified as a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. Shoes for the Cure will team up with the event for a shoe drive. ALL shoes are welcome- not just running shoes. There will be bins for drop off available.5K starts at 8am; 1K starts at 8:45am; Tot Trot starts at 9am. $25 by February 6; $30 thereafter. Tot Trot: $15. Packet pick up will be held at the Big Peach Running Company in Kennesaw on Wednesday, Feb. 6 and Thursday, Feb. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. Marietta Square, Marietta. More info: Emily Katarski, 678481-0148 or www.marietta5k.com or www.jlcm.com. 22nd Annual Little Miss Cobb County Pageant sponsored by Miss Cobb County Pageant. Beauty titles will be awarded for Tiny Miss Cobb to Teen Miss Cobb plus a separate talent search for Talented Miss and Talented Teen. 9:30am-6pm. Southern Poly Tech, 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: Gene Phillips, 770-435-6378 or www.misscobb.com. Sinfonia, Chorus, and Chamber Music, a Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Concert. Saturday: 3pm. Sunday: 4pm & 7:30pm. $5. Dr. Bobbie Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. More info: 770-429-7016 or www.georgiasymphony.org.

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February 9 Vintage Chevrolet Club of America (VCCA) – Heart of Georgia Chapter Car Show & Swap Meet. Cars and parts for sale with many local vendors. 8am-3pm. $5. Under 12 free. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-992-8801 or vcca.org. West African Rhythms and Flavors at Barrington Hall. Barrington Hall proudly welcomes Chef Sallie Ann Robinson and the musicians of DrumRise to demonstrate their talents at Barrington Hall with a celebration of West African heritage completely devoted to the sounds, scents, tales and flavors of the area. 11am-3pm. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info: 770-650-3855 or www.southerntrilogy.com. February 10 Atlanta National College Fair. Students and parents can meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, two- and fouryear colleges and universities. Learn about admission requirements, financial aid, campus environment and discuss individual needs with onsite counselors. Free. Registration online encouraged. 12-4pm. Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard NW, Atlanta. More info: www.nacacnet.org or 703-836-2222 or 800-822-6285. February 12 Quest College Fair East. Representatives from more than 100 colleges, universities and post-secondary institutions will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. 6:30-8pm. Lassiter High School, 2601 Shallowford Road NE, Marietta. More info: Diana. huntzinger@cobbk12.org. February 15-March 3 Beehive, a high-energy musical revue tracing the coming of age of women’s music through dozens of popular hits of the girl groups and solo singers of the 1960s. FridaySaturday: 8pm. Sunday: 2pm. $25-50. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 404-377-9948 or www.atlantalyrictheatre.com. February 15-17, 22-24; March 1-3 5th Annual Indoor Flea Market to Benefit the Animals presented by Mostly Mutts. Gently used and new items will be sold by area animal rescue organizations in approximately 20,000 square feet of space donated by Uncle Bob’s Self Storage. 100% or proceeds will benefit the animal rescues in their efforts to provide care and vetting to some 70,000+ homeless animals. Pet Buddies Food Pantry will be accepting donations of unopened dry and canned dog and cat food during the sale. Fridays & Saturdays: 10am-4pm. Sundays: 12-4pm. Uncle Bob’s Self Storage, 1125 Roberts Boulevard, Kennesaw. More info: 770-325-7378 or www.mostlymutts.org.

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Community calendar February 16 An Evening of Jazz and Romance. The Georgia Symphony Orchestra Jazz Septet performs romantic favorites at this moonlight serenade. 8pm. $20. Jennie T Anderson Theatre, Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 770-429-7016 or www.georgiasymphony.org. February 17 The Locomotive Half Marathon and Thunder 5K. Races begin and end at Barrett Summit. 7:30am start for half marathon. 8am start of 5K. Race Expo on Saturday, February 16, 3-7pm, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 895 Cobb Place Boulevard, Kennesaw. Half marathon: $60. 5K: $25 until February 14; $30 thereafter. Register at any Big Peach Running store or online at www.active.com. Barrett Summit, 1990 Vaughn Road, Kennesaw. More info: Mark Vescio, 678-895-2631 or www.locomotiveraceseries.com. February 19 Lassiter and Walton High Schools Benefit Concert presented by the Atlanta Symphony Musicians (ASO), and the choruses of Lassiter and Walton High Schools. Two hundred high school singers will join the musicians of the ASO. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Lassiter Chorus Booster Association and the Walton Chorus Boosters. 7:30-10pm. $21. Lassiter High School Concert Hall, 2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta. More info: lassiterwaltonwepay@gmail.com or www.wepay. com/events/waltonlassiteraso-musicians-concert_1

February 21 Concert Band and Philharmonic, presented by Kennesaw State University School of the Arts. Conductors: John Culvahouse and Charles Laux. 8pm. Admission: $10/$8. Dr. Bobbie Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. More info: 770-423-6650 or www.kennesaw.edu. February 21-23 All 4 Kids Consignment Sale with over 600 sellers. Bring a laundry basket with along belt or rope tied to it to help carry all of your goodies while you shop as no baskets are provided. Adults who donate $5 cash for missions will be given early admittance on opening morning at 8:30am. Thursday: 9:30am-7pm. No strollers before 11am. Friday: 9am-7pm. Saturday: 9am-1pm. Many items half off on Saturday. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-8875 or www.all4kids.com. Bedside Manners presented by The Art Place and Center Stage North. A comedic masterpiece by Derek Benfield. This marital comedy will have you laughing nonstop. Thursday-Friday are Coffee/Dessert Shows. 8pm: $15.  Saturday is a Dinner show. 6:30pm for Appetizers/ wine with show to follow after dinner: $25. The Art Place, Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-331-0079 or www.theartplace.us; or 770-331-0079 or www.centerstagenorth.org.

February 20 Advance Directives: Preparing Your Directive for Healthcare. Learn how to talk with your loved ones about final healthcare decisions. 10-11:30am. WellStar East Cobb Medical Center, 1010 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-956-7827 or www.wellstar.org.

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Community calendar February 22-23 Born Again Blessings Consignment Sale benefiting the Barnabas fund to help families in need. Children’s and maternity clothing, shoes, toys, nursery items, baby equipment, furniture and more. Cash or checks only. No credit cards. Friday: 9am-7pm. Saturday: 9am-noon. New/first-time parents are invited to sign up for a special preview show February 21, 7pm. Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: www.bornagainblessings.com. February 23 Middle School Madness at the Northeast Cobb YMCA. Enjoy music, games and activities: basketball, Wally ball, video games, a Dodge ball tournament, and hang out with your friends in the Teen Center. Pizza and drinks will be sold in the concession area. 7-10pm. Northeast Cobb YMCA, 3010 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 678-569-9622 or ChristinaL@ymcaatlanta.org or www.ymcaatlanta.org.

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February 23 Southeastern Agility Dog Trials. 8am-4pm. Free. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-8875 February 24 Docent Orientation at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. This introduction class will explore the various areas of education volunteering, including leading guided hikes on the weekends, interpreting exhibits around the grounds, and doing live animal presentations for visitors. Ages 10-adult. 12:30-5pm. Pre-registration required. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: Rebecca, 770-992-2055, ext. 236, or r.gilbert@chattnaturecenter.org. Oscar Night® America-Atlanta, Atlanta’s only officially sanctioned Oscar party. Attire: Red carpet chic. Doors open at 7pm. Telecast viewing: 7:30pm-midnight. $30 includes DJ and dance floor, “Predict the Winners” Ballot Contest, swag bag raffle, one complimentary drink, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Proceeds benefit The Center for Family Resources. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: 770-428-2601 or www.atlantaredcarpet.com. February 25 Spring Tennis Classes begin at Cobb tennis centers. Classes meet 1 hour per week (1/2 hour for tots’ classes) for 6 weeks. $72 ($97/non-residents). Tot classes: $36 ($61/non-residents). More info/to register: Terrell Mill Tennis Center, 770-644-2771 or Harrison Park Tennis Center, 770-591-3151 or prca.cobbcountyga.gov. February 26 Town Hall Meeting with Senator Judson Hill. 7-8pm. Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: judson.hill@senate.ga.gov or www.judsonhill.com. February 27 Celebrate African American History Month presented by Cobb County Library. Enjoy African American folktales & stories, songs, short film and a craft. For ages 3 & up. 3:30pm. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2730 or www.cobbcat. February 28 Cobb Young Professionals Meeting presented by Cobb Chamber of Commerce for young professionals in their 20s and 30s. Speaker: Sam Olens, Attorney General of Georgia. 5:30-7:30pm. General admission: $20 online registration by noon, February 28 or $30 at door. Members: Free online registration by noon, February 28 or $20 at door. Dave & Buster’s, 2215 D and B Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org.

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February 28 Communicating in Difficult Situations this interactive class is presented by Aloha to Aging and taught by Nancy Ptashnik, Master Trainer for Powerful Tools for Caregivers. Learn strategies for being assertive versus aggressive and diffusing emotional situations. Includes dealing with those who have dementia as well as family members and caregivers. 10:30-11:30am. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA  30062. Meeting is in La Sallette Hall behind administration building on Bishop Lake.  Please RSVP to 678-439-1177 or info@alohatoaging.org. 

March 2 3rd Annual Prom Dress Consignment Sale. Sponsored by Strength in Stilettos a non-profit student organization dedicated to supporting, enhancing and empowering girls. Find the perfect prom dress, with proceeds benefitting Allatoona and Kennesaw Mountain High School programs, as well as, college scholarships for girls. 10am-2pm. Allatoona High School, 3300 Dallas Acworth Highway, Acworth. More info: promsale11@yahoo.com or www.strengthinstilettos.org. March 2 Magic Night presented by the McClesky-East Cobb YMCA. A special night of mesmerizing magical fun for the whole family. 6-8pm. Free. McClesky-East Cobb YMCA, 1055 East Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-5991 or ymcaatlanta.org. March 2-30 Drivers Education presented by Marietta/Cobb Driver’s Education. 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of individual training behind the wheel. This program meets the requirements for Joshua’s Law and qualifies for the Teen Driver’s Education insurance discount. 8am2:30pm. $375. Dodgen Middle School, 1725 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta. More info: 770-429-3170 www.mariettacobbdriverseducation.com.

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February 28-March 17 Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club presented by Georgia Ensemble Theatre. This thriller tale is filled with endless mystery, twists, and chills. Wednesdays: 7:30pm. Thursdays-Saturdays: 8pm. Sundays: 2:30pm. $23-$33/adults. $20-$23/seniors, excludes Fridays & Saturdays. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info/tickets: 770-641-1260 or www.get.org.

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February 28-March 2 Annie Get Your Gun presented by Walton High School Drama students present this well known and loved musical. Thursday-Saturday: 7pm. Saturday: 2pm matinee. $10. Walton High School, 1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta. More info: bhmcloughlin@gmail.com or 770-557-1245 or www.waltondrama.com.

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Community calendar March 2, 5, 8, 10 La traviata presented by Atlanta Opera. Verdi’s La traviata tells the story of Violetta, a worldly courtesan who is forced to give up the love of her life in this tale of lavish revelry, family strife, unfortunate misunderstanding and selfless sacrifice. La traviata is a treasured classic overflowing with memorable music. Friday & Saturday: 8pm. Tuesday: 7:30pm. Sunday: 3pm. $22-$123. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: 404-881-8885 or www.atlantaopera.org or ticketmaster.com. March 3 Family Day at the Marietta/Cobb Art Museum.Free admission and fun activities for the whole family. 1-4pm, except when museum is closed. Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1444 or www.mariettacobbartmuseum.org. Lutador Grappling Mixed Martial Arts Tournament. 8am9pm. $5. Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: www.lutadorgrappling.com.

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March 7-9 Mt. Bethel Spring/Summer Consignment and Baked Goods Sale. More than 400 sellers consign children’s clothing, toys, books, furniture and more. All proceeds go to support local and global missions to benefit families and children of all ages. Thursday: Volunteer and New Mom Preview go to www.MtBethelCCS.com to register. Friday: 9am-7pm (no children except babies allowed on sale floor until 12pm, nursery provided 8:30am-12pm, $4/ hour). Saturday: 9am-12pm (all items 30% off). Mt. Bethel UMC, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-2880 or www.MtBethelCCS.com. March 8-9 Everything for Children Consignment Sale. Infant, children, junior and maternity clothing. Toys, games books, DVD’s, bikes, baby equipment and children’s furniture. Also, a new boutique section with upscale brands, trunk show and smocked clothing. Friday: 9am8pm. Saturday: 9am-12pm. Saturday is half price day. St. Andrew UMC, 3455 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-926-3488 or www.thepumpkinpatchchurch.org.

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Off The Bourbon Path in New Orleans By Cynthia M. Rozzo

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My graphic designer, Sarah Floyd, a native of Louisiana, has always raved about her visits to New Orleans. “The Mardi Gras parades, music, the Saints fans, the Creole food, unique neighborhoods and city’s history and sense of fun provide a vibe like no other city,” Sarah would share. So, as they say in New Orleans, “Laissez les bons temps roule!” “let the good times roll” and we took off for a weekend road trip to New Orleans last month. If you want to experience New Orleans properly, it’s best to begin at the French Quarter and the French Quarter begins in the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone. We stayed in one of Hotel Monteleone’s 600 luxurious guest rooms. In fact, this venerable establishment sits at the foot of Royal Street (a block away from the famous Bourbon Street) which gave us the best point of departure for all things New Orleans. All we had to do was step outside this historic New Orleans landmark (a member of Historic Hotels of America) and shop after shop of fabulous European antiques, estate jewelry, Oriental rugs, and art from around the world were ours to enjoy! Quaint restaurants and specialty shops line the cobblestone French Quarter streets that led us to Jackson Square, the Old French Market and the Riverwalk where we strolled along the levee and watched the steamboats and barges along the Mississippi River. While Bourbon Street is great for discovering new drinks, and people watching, Sarah steered me to other parts of “Nawlins.” With the help of Free Tours By Foot, this FREE, name-your-own-price New Orleans walking tour, provided interesting and informative tours of New Orleans’s legendary neighborhoods and cemeteries. And on every step of our tours of the Garden District one day and the French Quarter the next, our expert guides–part professors, part performers– gave me a new appreciation for the city from a local’s point of view. The guides work just for tips (gratuities), meaning you may pay what you feel the tour was worth after the tour is 40 February 2013

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completed, thus ensuring that your tour guide must strive to give his or her best on every tour. I highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in learning more about the city rather than experiencing it just superficially. I love to get away from the national chains and shop for clothes, shoes and accessories in small boutiques that offer unique items so with six miles of shops, restaurants and more, Sarah and I spent an afternoon rambling along Magazine Street. With culinary delights around every corner, the people of this city love to eat, and they eat it all—from simply fried oysters and perfectly dressed po’ boys to cutting-edge dishes served Cajun style. Of course, we only had a short time to visit a few eateries. Here are my faves: • Napoleon House (500 Chartres Street, New Orleans, 504524-9752; www.napoleonhouse.com) – I enjoyed a delicious muffuletta sandwich and a famous Pimm’s Cup in this 200-year-old landmark that’s as casual and unique as its French Quarter surroundings. • Commander’s Palace (1403 Washington Ave., 504-8998221; www.commanderspalace.com) – offers an awardwinning menu that draws diners from all over the world since it opened in 1880. We enjoyed the specially priced lunch menu which included 25-cent martinis. • Café Du Monde (800 Decatur Street, Tel: 1-800-772-2927) – A trip to New Orleans isn’t complete without a fresh and sweet beignet in one hand and a hot café au late in the other. Open 24-hours a day, Café Du Monde is the perfect late night (or early morning) spot after a night out with the girlfriends. After a day of walking around the “Big Easy”, we’d revive ourselves at the Hotel Monteleone’s famous Carousel Bar & Lounge – where we enjoyed signature cocktails on their famous revolving bar. We’d then take in New Orleans’ nightlife. Here are some of those hotspots visited:

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•Bourbon Street - The heart of New Orleans’ night life is a bit touristy with excessive neon, alcohol and stripper joints. Alcohol carried in plastic cups is permitted on the streets of New Orleans and it’s common for bars to stay open 24-hours a day. • Molly’s at the Market (107 Decatur Street, 504-525-5169) Taste the local bar scene here. • Street Musicians and Performers - While walking the streets of New Orleans’ French Quarter take time to appreciate these performers who vary from jazz to tap-dancing kids. The best ways to get around New Orleans are on foot and by their famous streetcars. The city’s neighborhoods are very compact, making them perfect for strolling sightseers like us. Although my time in New Orleans was short, I soaked in the walled courtyards and wrought-iron balconies, got a taste of mouth-watering Creole cuisine and enjoyed the miles and miles of shopping its galleries and boutiques with Jazz, blues, and Zydeco tunes oozing from every city crevice. Even though I didn’t make it to Mardi Gras, I realized New Orleans is a party year-round and city-wide. I left the city totally smitten. Go and enjoy. Even bring the kids, but that would be a very different experience. . . and that’s another travel story.

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Dining Guide American Baked 1111 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 770-612-2533 www.bakeithappen.com Mon-Sat: 11am-4pm Sun: 12-5pm 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. Broadway Diner 1333 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 770-977-3337 thebroadwaydiner.com Sun-Thurs: 7am-11pm Fri & Sat: 7am-11:30pm Serves breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Marlow’s Tavern 1311 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 770-977-7747 www.marlowstavern.com Monday-Thursday: 11:30am-12 midnight Friday-Saturday: 11:30am-1am Sunday: 11am-12 midnight 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.

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KANI HOUSE 910 Marietta Highway, #110 Roswell 30075 678-461-8831 kanihouse.com Mon-Thur: 11:30am-2pm & 5-10pm Fri: 11:30am-2pm & 5-11pm Sat: 12pm-11pm Sun: 12pm-10pm A family owned and operated chain of Japanese steak and sushi restaurants. Their goal is total guest satisfaction. If you love steak and sushi, they will not disappoint.

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

Bakery Sugar Benders Bakery 255 Village Parkway, Suite 240-A Marietta 30067 678-402-8588 www.sugarbenderscakes.com Mon-Thurs: 8am-4pm; Fri-Sat: 8am-8pm; Sun: 10am-3pm A premier bakery located in the heart of East Cobb. They specialize in sculpted cakes, fresh breads, decadent pastries and cupcakes. Breakfast and lunch are also served.

Chicago’s Steak & Seafood 4401 Shallowford Road Roswell 30075 770-993-7464 www.chicagosrestaurant.com Mon: 5pm-9pm Tue-Thur: 5pm-10pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-11pm Sunday Brunch: 11am-2pm

Lee’s Golden Buddha #7 2524 Cobb Pkwy Smyrna 30080 770-980-1800 Mon – Sun: 11am – 10:30pm Chinese, Malaysian, Thai & Korean cuisine. Dine-in or carry-out; delivery available. Consumer choice award for best Chinese restaurant from 1999-2004.

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Restaurant Health Inspections The following are the results of inspections done by the Environmental Health Division of the Cobb County Health Department. Grading scale: A=100-90, B=89-80, C=79-70, U=69 or less. A grade of New is for new restaurants or in case of a change of ownership. Restaurant Current Grade

Arby’s at East Cobb Crossing 4367 Roswell Road Marietta, GA 30062 Aspens Signature Steaks 2942 Shallowford Road Marietta, GA 30066 Bagelicious 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Ste. 37 Marietta, GA 30068 Bamboo China Bistro 4400 Roswell Road, Ste. 154 Marietta, GA 30062 Boston Market Restaurant, #0334 3606 Sandy Plains Road Marietta, GA 30066 Cafe De Paris 1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Ste. 345 Marietta, GA 30068 Fuji Hana Steak & Sushi 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Ste. 1 Marietta, GA 30068 J. Christopher’s Restaurant 1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Ste. 113, 114 Marietta, GA 30068 Keegan’s Public House 4401 Shallowford Road, Ste. 136 Roswell, GA 30075 La Madeleine 4101 Roswell Road Marietta, GA 30062 Lee’s Golden Buddha Restaurant No. 7 2524 Cobb Parkway SE Smyrna, GA 30080 Marlow’s Tavern 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Ste. 208 Marietta, GA 30068 McDonald’s 3011 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta, GA 30062 O’Charley’s 3550 Sandy Plains Road Marietta, GA 30066 Panera Bread 4475 Roswell Road. Ste. 1530 Marietta, GA 30062 Quiznos 2595 Sandy Plains Road, Ste. 4 Marietta, GA 30066 Ritter’s 4719 Lower Roswell Road, Ste. 210 Marietta, GA 30068 Seed Kitchen & Bar 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Ste. 504 Marietta, GA 30068 Suburban Tap 1318 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30068 Zoes Kitchen East Cobb 4400 Roswell Road, Ste. 157, Marietta, GA 30062

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Cuban Cuban Diner 1484 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 770-509-2576 www.mariettacubandiner.com Mon-Wed 11am -9pm Thurs-Sat 11am-10pm Quality home-cooked, authentic Cuban cuisine.

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Gigi’s Cupcakes 1281 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068 770-578-2582 www.gigiscupcakesusa.com Mon-Thur: 10am-8pm Fri-Sat: 10am-10pm Sun: 12-6pm Cupcakes made with the best available ingredients. Changing menus daily.

European Foods European Deli 3101 Roswell Road, #112 Marietta 30062 770-693-9409 Mon-Sat: 10am-9pm Sun: 11am-6pm 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.

Frozen Yogurt/Ice Cream D’Lites Ice Cream 1100 Johnson Ferry Rd., Ste 365 Marietta 30068 www.dlitesofmarietta.com Mon-Wed: 11am-9pm Thurs-Sat: 11am-10pm Sun: 12-9pm 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. Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt >The Avenue at East Cobb 4475 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 770-973-9009 >2960 Shallowford Rd, Ste 112, Marietta 30066 770- 971-6601 www.menchies.com Sun: 12pm - 9pm Mon-Thurs: 11am - 9pm Fri-Sat: 11am - 10pm

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Share your love with a decadent 3” Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake this Valentine’s Day. $5/slice. Whole Foods Market, Merchant’s Walk, 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/ East Cobb. 678-996-9700. Wholefoods.com

Indulge your sweetheart with a slice of Hershey Espresso cake. Enjoy alternate layers of dense chocolate and espresso cheesecake topped with buttercream frosting and chocolate ganache. $5.89/slice. Broadway Diner, 1333 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb 30068, 770-977-3337. thebroadwaydiner.com

Coconut cake is a sweet way to say “I Love You!” Buttery layered cake, cream frosting and coconut pastry cream. $6/slice. Chicagos Restaurant, 4401 Shallowford Road, Roswell  30075 770-993-7464. chicagosrestaurant.com

Gigi’s Valentines cupcakes are the perfect way to show your love. Our Love Box includes 4 decorated cupcakes for $13.75.  It just doesn’t get any sweeter than this!  Gigi’s Cupcakes, 1281 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. 770-578-2582. GigisCupcakesUSA.com

For the sustainable, fair-trade, organic chocolate lover! Theo Chocolate will elevate your special celebration to a deliciously memorable occasion. $3.69 per bar. Life Grocery, 1453 Roswell Road, Marietta/ East Cobb. 770-977-9583. lifegrocery.com

Our cookies are baked fresh and hand-decorated. What a whimsical treat for that special someone! This basket is $79.99 for 7 cookies. Cookies By Design, 3101 Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. 770-578-0200. cookiesbydesign.com

Indulge yourself and your loved one with this rich, dense and moist chocolate cake. $7/slice. Valenti’s Italian Restaurant,  Paper Mill Village, 255 Village Parkway, Marietta/East Cobb. 770-951-1394. valentifamilydining.com

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IHOP’s Crispy Strawberry Banana Cheesecake features creamy cheesecake layered with caramel and chunks of banana, quick-fried in a flaky pastry tortilla. Topped with cool strawberry topping, fresh slices of banana and whipped topping.  $4.29. IHOP, 3130 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/East Cobb. 770-640-1731.

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Keegan’s Public House East Cobb 4401 Shallowford Road, #136 Roswell 30075 770-640-1100 www.keegansirishpub.net Mon-Thurs: 11am-1am Fri-Sat: 11am-2am Sun: 11am-Midnight Authentic Irish pub with old world atmosphere, great food, and extensive beer and wine selections.

Valenti’s Family Style Italian Dining 255 Village Parkway NE Suite 330 Marietta 30067 770-951-1394 www.valentifamilydining.com Mon-Thurs: 4-10pm; Fri-Sat: 4-11pm; Sun: 4-9pm Valenti’s Family Style Italian is bringing to East Cobb exceptional food quality served in a traditional Italian family setting that won’t “Break the Bank”. When you come here you are home, bring the kids, grandparents, aunts and uncles and even the nanny!

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

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

Japanese & Thai Fuji Hana Steak, Sushi & Thai 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 1 Marietta 30068 678-560-8071 www.fujihanaeastcobb.com 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 A hibachi chef cooks right before your eyes. A fun place to be for any occasion.

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Attention, East Cobbers! There’s a new neighborhood restaurant in East Cobb: Valenti’s Italian restaurant! With a lively atmosphere and authentic Italian menu for all to enjoy, Valenti’s offers exceptional value to its guests. Restaurateur Leonard Wallace crafted the Valenti’s concept with a singular vision: to bring his guests “wow-factor”-sized portions and making any meal feel like an Italian feast. Platters of homestyle antipasto, pasta, decadent seafood and tasty meat entrees, and, of course, homemade desserts are all staples at Valenti’s–meant for sharing amongst friends and family. When great food and wine are supported by friendly and knowledgeable service, the results are magic – eating at Valenti’s feels like a Sunday afternoon at Grandma’s! “In the spirit of Italian culture, our dishes are meant to be shared and served family-style, perfect for passing around the table,” says Leonard. “Valenti`s offers exceptional food quality served in a traditional Italian family setting that won`t ‘break the bank’”. Valenti’s offers a large dining room, a special family table (up to 20 people), a private bar area and an exceptional patio. Whether planning a corporate event, holiday celebration, rehearsal dinner, graduation, birthday party, or anniversary, come celebrate in the Valenti’s family-style tradition. Enjoy Valenti’s “early bird” dinner special from SundayThursday, 4 to 6 pm. For $40, diners can choose one salad, one pasta and one entrée which feeds 4 or more. Check out their daily specials: Mondays: buy 1 glass & get the bottle; Tuesdays: $5 martinis; Wednesdays: ½ price bottles of wine; and Thursdays: ½ price all draft beer. Valenti’s staff is committed to providing you with the best dining experience possible, so please call 770-951-1394 and they’ll be glad to reserve a table for you or, better yet, just come on in! The restaurant is open: Monday-Thursday: 4-10pm; Friday and Saturday: 4-11pm; and Sunday: 4-9pm. Valenti’s address is 255 Village Parkway (Paper Mill Village) in Marietta. For more information, check out Valenti’s website at valentifamilydining.com. P A I D   A D V E R T I S E M E N T

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Dr. Li Hua Shu, TCMD – Licensed Acupuncturist 1000 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite A-130 • Marietta 30068 678-560-7978 • www.drshutcm.com Monday-Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-4pm 19 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.

Chiropractor Highland Family Chiropractic Jasia Lachcik, DC 2790 Sandy Plains Road, Ste. 201 • Marietta, GA 30066 770-565-8151 • www.highlandfamilychiro.com Our goal is to help you and your family experience freedom from pain and better health naturally, without harmful drugs, with a holistic approach. We care for spines of all ages with effective chiropractic care, massage, nutrition and exercise. We accept insurance and are open on Saturdays. Free consultation. Call now for an appointment.

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WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb believes in life well-lived and offers East Cobbers a quality choice for medical imaging services within the community. Conveniently located at 1070 Woodlawn Drive, WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb invites the community to visit their state of the art ss Steven Brantley, M.D. facility for most medical diagQuantum Radiology nostic imaging needs. The facility is accredited by the American College of Radiology assuring that highly trained technologists and physicians meet stringent quality standards. The friendly WellStar staff highly emphasizes professionalism, compassionate care and patient satisfaction and is dedicated to uncompromising standards of excellence. WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb is proud to offer state of the art Digital Mammography to provide the most advanced electronic breast images, which are interpreted by Radiologists who are sub-specialized in mammography using the aid of precision, high-resolution monitors. Dr. Steven Brantley explains, “Digital technology assists in improving diagnosis and makes the interpretation of results and historical comparisons quicker and more accurate.” Breast MRIs will now also be offered at the East Cobb Imaging Center in adjunct to routine digital mammography screening for high-risk patients. Diagnostic imaging services provided at WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb include:

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DENTISTS Atlanta Smiles & Wellness 4405 Northside Parkway, Suite 115 • Atlanta 30327 404-262-7733 • www.atlantasmiles.com Hours: Mon-Thurs: 7am-5pm; Fri: 8am-1pm Atlanta Smiles & Wellness provides comprehensive dentistry as well as nutritional counseling. They have a chiropractor and internal medicine doctor on the premises that provide Bioidentical Hormone Therapy.

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.

Elite Dentistry Dr. Ruth Clemans 3052 Shallowford Road, Suite 100 • Marietta 30062 770-587-5655 • www.attractivesmiles.com Comprehensive dental care – close your eyes and wake up smiling through IV sedation, cosmetic, restorative, dental implants, oral surgery, root canal therapy, periodontal care and quality general dentistry – one location, one doctor – all procedures!

Family Dentistry of Marietta Dr. Matther Kirkley 2125 Post Oak Tritt Road • Marietta 30062 770-977-9090 • www.marietta-dentistry.net Mon-Wed: 8am-5pm, Thurs: 7:30am-4:30pm Dr. Kirkley 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.

Floss Dentistry for Children & Adolescents 1121 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 330 • Marietta 30068 678-310-0491 • www.floss4kids.com Hours: Mon, Thurs, Fri: 8am-5pm; Tues-Wed: 10am-6pm Provide all aspects of dental care for children and teenagers.

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.

Dr. Terry O’Shea 4427 Carnes Street • Acworth 30301 770-974-4146 • www.acworthdental.com Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8:15am-5pm; Fri-Sat: 8:15am-2pm (selected appointments available) General dentistry. Dr. O’Shea provides quality dentistry in a friendly, caring environment where you are in control and your needs are always addressed.

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Dr. Clemans practices general dentistry with an emphasis in cosmetic dentistry and sedation dentistry, which includes crowns, bridges, dental implants, root canal therapy, extractions, periodontal therapy, porcelain veneers, white color fillings and bonding. If you need implants, Dr. Clemans can do the entire process from implant replacement to restoration. Elite Dentistry offers Boost whitening to brighten your smile, and is Board certified to give Botox and Dermal Filler injections. “As a dentist, I am educated in the structures and muscles of the face, and I now have the approval and training to provide anti-aging solutions to patients who want to reduce the appearance of frown lines or wrinkles around the mouth,” shared Dr. Clemans. Botox also can be used to help prevent headaches and migraines for chronic sufferers.  Dr. Clemans believes that no one should experience fear before, during or after a dental visit. She has dedicated her practice to helping high-fear patients have a relaxing and positive dental experience. Anxious and phobic patients often realize that sedation dentistry can be the relaxing solution for them. She is one of the few Georgia general dentists certified in IV Sedation and has been using sedation for patients who request it since 2004.   “With Elite Dentistry, we aim to provide above average care, commitment and comfort to our patients and their dental needs,” says Dr. Clemans.  If you are seeking out a dentist who focuses on service, visit Dr. Clemans at 3052 Shallowford Rd, Ste. 100 (in front of the Target) or online at www.AttractiveSmiles. com. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call today at 770-587-5655 and experience the difference. P A I D   A D V E R T I S E M E N T

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Health & Wellness Medical imaging services

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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.

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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.

WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb 1070 Woodlawn Drive, Ste. 100 • Marietta 30068 770-793-9200 • www.wellstar.org Mon-Fri: 8am-4:30pm. Extended hours Thur. until 6:30pm. Sat: 8am-12pm for Mammography and MRI (non-contrast). WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb offers state of the art imaging services which include Digital Mammography (Screening and Diagnostic), CT Scan, Heart Screening, MRI, Ultrasound, DEXA Bone Densitometry, and X-Ray.

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Pediatric Dentist Chattahoochee Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry 1070 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 250 • Marietta 30068 770-977-8644 • www.docdavidskids.com Hours: Mon-Thurs: 7:15am-5pm ; Fri: emergencies Dr. Bradberry is a Board-certified children’s dentist offering superb dental care in a family friendly environment. He and his staff are dedicated to ensuring that your child feels safe and comfortable while caring for their dental needs. Please feel free to call their office for more information

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“Jilly Heart” Notecards Contribute to Cancer Research By Shayna E. Peiken

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In August 2006, my sister, Jill Estroff Young, was diagnosed with cardiac angiosarcoma also known as heart cancer. She was 43 at the time and prior to this illness was very healthy. The doctors told her the cancer had already spread to her other vital organs and her prognosis was very grim. This type of cancer was and is very rare and due to limited research her treatment choices were limited. Upon hearing this news, our family worked together to see what we could do to help her. We found that her best choice of treatment could be found at Dana Farber Medical Center, a Boston, Massachusetts-based cancer treatment and research center. I began immediately thinking of ways to raise money to fund research, help her with medical expenses, and loss of income since she would not be able to work once she began the harsh treatments. I began making jewelry with a mixture of colorful gemstones and glass beads. Each piece was made with a heart in the middle of it. I called it “Jilly Jewelry”. I sold it to many stores and individuals. Jill helped me make many of the pieces and could not believe that so many people loved hearing her story and wearing her jewelry. During her last appointment at Dana Farber in December 2007, she and I hand delivered a check to Dana Farber for $5,000. She was extremely proud. She passed away in January 2008. The following year, I sent another check for $1,000. Since then, I have continued to make donations to the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association in her memory. During the summer of 2009, her two children were visiting me. An interesting thing occurred during their visit. I had purchased a watermelon for us to eat. Once my niece and nephew left to return home, I cut open the watermelon. When I cut it open, I saw the most beautiful and perfect “Jilly” heart inside the watermelon. I called for my family to come downstairs to see it and we could not believe our eyes. However, I knew right away in my heart that it was a sign from my sister that she was around us even though we could not see her. One thing that my sister and I always enjoyed doing together was exercising. We would run together, walk together, go to the gym, and listen to fun funky music. www.eastcobber.com

Needless to say each time I take a walk and listen to my music, I can’t help but think of her. I believe that she reaches out to me during that time as well. I usually walk the same route several times a week. On three different occasions, I have found beautiful “Jilly heart” shapes embedded in various objects. I found a perfectly shaped heart rock right by foot as I looked down on my path. I found another heart in the street on the road that I walk behind my neighborhood. Another time, I found a “Jilly heart” on my walking route one day that was formed from dirt on the side of the road. I have walked by that same dirt pile many days since then and have not seen that beautiful heart again. Thanksgiving is a holiday that my family tries to always celebrate together. However, during November 2011, I was not able to travel to be with my family. I was on the phone with my brother making one of our family’s favorite dishes, a Jell-O mold. We even talked about how this was Jill’s favorite thing to eat during Thanksgiving. I put it in the outside refrigerator to congeal overnight. When I took it out the next morning, I found that a beautiful Jilly heart was imprinted right on top of the Jell-O. I knew right away that it was from Jill. I just smiled and sent a picture of it to my family. In July 2012, my kids and I traveled to visit my family in North Carolina. We met for dinner at an Italian restaurant. While enjoying a family style Caesar salad, it just so happened that one of the croutons on my daughter’s plate was a perfectly shaped “Jilly” heart. I quickly took a picture of it and everyone at the table smiled. I knew it was her way of letting us know she was around us. Last fall, I took my “Jilly heart” photos and created small notecards. The response has been very positive. Selling these notecards allow me to share her story and raise money for cancer research. The note cards sell for $10 for a set of eight. If you are interested in purchasing these special notecards, email: shaynapeiken@bellsouth.net. I believe our loved ones are around us even though we can not see them. It is just in a different way. Love can be found everywhere.

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Seniors East Cobb Senior Center Activities Scheduled for February 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. Ice Cream and a Movie – Swept from the Sea Monday, February 11 1 – 4pm Cost: $4 Cobb Residents, $5 Nonresidents Registration required, Limited Seating It is February, time for Valentine’s Day and a love story. Swept for the Sea, is based on the Joseph Conrad story “Amy Foster,” and stars Rachel Weisz, Vincent Perez, Kathy Bates and Ian McClellan. This romantic melodrama tells the story of a Polish sailor, shipwrecked and washed ashore on the English coast in the 19th century and found by a servant girl, Amy, who is a village outcast. Enjoy ice cream, popcorn and a little romance! The History Corner: Ancient Egypt Wednesday, February 20 10am – 12pm Free, Registration Required Uncover the secrets of Ancient Egypt’s visionary pharaohs, engineers and architects, who created some of the finest monuments the world has ever seen. See how the ancient Egyptians built such wonders as The

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Spinx, Hatshepsut’s Temple, The Valley of the Kings, the Temples at Karnak and the Temple of Ramses the Great. Extra features include the Treasures of Tutankhamen and a short history of Cleopatra. Steps to a Healthy Heart Friday, February 22 11am – 12pm Free, Registration Required Heart disease is the No. 1 killer for both men and women. Research indicates that most heart attacks and other causes of heart disease death could be prevented. Learn the steps you can take for a healthier heart from Dr. Shravantika Reddy. Diabetes: Nutrition and Exercise Wednesday, February 27 1 – 2pm Free, Registration Required Exercise and nutrition are the key to life long management of diabetes. This lecture will explain the health benefits and importance of these two factors for those with a pre-diabetic or diabetic condition. Presented by Bev Stegman of Foundation Therapy Center. Trip to Supreme Court of Georgia and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Wednesday, February 6 9am – 3pm; Check-in time 8:30am. All times are approximate Cost: Senior Citizen Council Members: $58 Non-Members $63. Price includes luxury motor coach transportation, tickets, lunch, and driver’s tip. Did you ever want to peek inside the workings of the Supreme Court and the Federal Reserve Bank? The morning starts with a tour of the Supreme Court of Georgia and a short video on the history and operation of the Court. After the tour there will be an opportunity to participate in a mock oral argument exercise. After the Courthouse tour lunch will be at the South City Kitchen. After lunch is the tour of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. There are stairs involved in tour and at the restaurant. Full refunds will be given if the trip is cancelled. No refunds will be given after payment due date.

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Seniors Medicare & Diabetes Resources for Older Adults By Stephanie Carary, Volunteer for Cobb Senior Services

• The newest Medicare and You book is sent on request. This book has invaluable information regarding the Medicare system and about diabetes. Call 1-800-MEDICARE for your free copy. • Since May 1, 2011, the U.S. Treasury Dept has not been sending out paper checks to new Social Security applicants. Your options will be direct deposit to a bank, credit union or to a prepaid debit card. Those already receiving paper checks or those with disabilities must switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013. For more information, call 1-800-333-1795 or visit www.direct.org. • The Medicare Diabetes Screening Project has partnered with selected area YMCAs to provide a lifestyle coach to help overweight adults diagnosed with prediabetes for a free 16 week fitness program. The program is limited to 200 people which will meet monthly in groups of 8-15 people. Use your medicare diabetes screening benefits. For information to enroll call Linda Vaughan YMCA of Metro Atlanta at 404-527-7690 or visit www.preventdiabetes@YMCAatlanta.org. • Living Well Workshops are facilitated by a trained leader who will teach techniques to manage symptoms of diabetes on your own. Action plans are used to find solutions to the medical, emotional and social aspects of your symptoms. This program is composed of six workshops over 6 weeks at convenient locations throughout the community. These workshops will teach you: how to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; appropriate exercise to maintain and improve strength, flexibility and endurance; appropriate use of medications and communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals; nutrition; and, how to evaluate new treatments. Call 404-463-3289 or visit www.agewiseconnection.com for more information. • Other sources that may be helpful to you: > American Diabetes Association 1-800-342-2383 or www.diabetes.org

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Cobb DOT Road Plans Threaten a Community Landmark

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On January 8, Cobb Department of Transportation held a public viewing of the plans to improve traffic flow along Lower Roswell Road from Woodlawn Road to Davidson Road. Part of the redesign includes constructing a right turn lane from westbound Lower Roswell to northbound Woodlawn— right where Robert’s Fruit Stand currently sits. If the DOT plans are implemented Robert’s Fruit Stand will have to be moved or possibly, torn down. So many East Cobbers pass by the fruit and vegetable stand at located at the corner of Woodlawn Road and Roswell Road it has become a quaint landmark. For the past 20 years, the charming outdoor market has opened from April to November overflowing with plants and flowers, in addition to the produce owner Robert Cornely buys from the Atlanta Farmers Market. Last month, property owner Cindy Cornely started a petition on petition.org (look under Stop the Plan to Destroy Robert’s Fruit Stand) to keep the stand where it is. Cindy Cornely, says more than 350 people have contributed to the petition. Cobb officials don’t think this a big deal, but you’re playing with somebody’s livelihood,” says Cindy Cornely. “This is how we make a living. It’s been in the community so long.” Right-of-way acquisitions for the Lower Roswell traffic project will begin this summer, the fruit stand won’t be affected this year, although construction is scheduled to begin in mid-2014. But the Cornelys believe moving the stand away from the street would ruin the unique customer experience they’ve provided. “It’s part of the charm of the community, of not being the cookie-cutter thing that everybody else is,” she said. “This would take away all the charm of that corner.” If you’d like to support the effort to Save Robert’s Fruit Stand, go to petition.org/ Stop the Plan to Destroy Robert’s Fruit Stand and sign the petition. Comments can also be sent to Cobb DOT engineer: bryan.ricks@cobbcounty.org and/or Commissioner Bob Ott : bob.ott@cobbcounty.org.

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Zonings and Variances for February The following is a list of zonings to be reviewed by the Planning Commission on Tuesday, February 5, at 9am. The Board of Commissioners will vote on these zonings Tuesday, February 19 at 9am. These listings are provided by the East Cobb Civic Association. For comments and final actions by these organizations, please visit www. eastcobb.net.

Petition V-19. James E. Giuliani, 404-409-9113, representing himself requests to waive the rear setback from required 24 feet (previous variance case # 296 of 1986) to 21.64 feet. Property is located on the east side of Asheton Court, south of Ashebrooke Court (911 Asheton Court). Size of tract is .41 acres. Current zoning: R-15. Reason: Existing Structure.

Petition Z-5. Lily Estates, LLC, 770-690-9255, represented by J. Kevin Moore, 770-429-1499, requests a rezoning from R-20 to R-15 for single family homes. Property is located on the south side of Robinson Road, south of Roswell Road, District 16, Land Lot 967, Parcel 9. Size of tract is: 4.05 acres. Current zoning: R-20.

Petition V-22. Tim Davis, 404-915-1753, represented by Ken Meyer, 770-977-4674, requests to allow an accessory structure (proposed pool) to the side of the principal building. Property is located on the east side of River’s Call Boulevard, northeast of Windwood Parkway (3595 River’s Call Boulevard). Size of tract is .551 acres. Current zoning: R-15. Reason: Pool.

Petition Z-6. Brooks Chadwick Capital, LLC, 404-2814554, represented by John Moore, 770-429-1499, requests a rezoning from R-20/ RM-12 to RM-8 for a subdivision. Property is located on the east side of Johnson Ferry Road, north of Riverhill Road (542 Johnson Ferry Road), District 1, Land Lot 84, Parcel 2. Size of tract is: 32.02 acres. Current zoning: R-20/RM-12. The following are a list of variances to be reviewed by the Board of Zoning Appeals Wednesday, February 13 at 1pm. Petition V-15. Erinn and Gene Keserica, 404-3146618, representing themselves, requests to: 1) To allow an accessory structure to the side of the principal building; and 2) waive the side and rear setbacks for an accessory structure over 650 square feet (984 square foot existing garage including proposed addition) from the required 100 feet to 4 feet on the western side, 35 feet on the southern side, 95 feet on the eastern side, and 86 feet on the northern side. Property is located on the south side of Vinyard Way, west of Johnson Ferry Road (3814 Vinyard Way). Size of tract is .45 acres. Current zoning: R-20. Reason: Storage. Petition V-17. James F. McDonald, 404-554-7262, representing himself requests to: 1) Waive the minimum lot area from required 20,000 square feet to 10, 957 square feet; 2) waive the front setback from required 40 feet to 34.2 feet; and 3) waive the maximum allowable impervious surface from 70% to 78%. Property is located on the north side of Hazelwood Drive, west of Hamby Road (1757 Hazelwood Drive). Size of tract is 0.25 acres. Current zoning: GC. Reason: Water Problem.

Petition V-26. Matthias Liebich, 770-321-0331, represented by Timothy Piendel, 678-352-1035, requests to waive the major side setback from the required 20 feet to 11.5 feet. Property is located at the northeast corner of Gablewood Drive and Paramore Place (2413 Gablewood Drive). Size of tract is .209 acres. Current zoning: R-12. Reason: Building Addition. This information was provided by the East Cobb Civic Association. The East Cobb Civic Association meets the last Wednesday of the month at 7pm, East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. All are welcome. More info: Jill Flamm, 770-552-8206.

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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: Bonnie Williams, 770-971-6130. American Needlepoint Guild. Second Tuesday of the month. 6:45pm. Cobb Public Library, Mountain View Branch, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-394-0065. 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.

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. “Aware & Conscious Birds” Book Club. Mondays. 7-8:30pm. Bikram Yoga Marietta, 80 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: awareconsciousbirds@gmail.com or http://consciousness.meetup.com/203. Big Chicken Chorus. Every Monday evening. 7:00pm. John Knox Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. Award-winning 50 voice, male, 4-part 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.

Atlanta Illini Cub. 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.

Business Breakfast Networking of East Cobb. Professional Referral Networking. Second Tuesday each month. 8:15-9:30am. C’est Moi/ Café Paris, 1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30068. More info: Ellen Kelly, 404-713-2830 or Lnkelly@sbcglobal.net.

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: 678-234-2310 or campbellfc@comcast.net.

Business Network International (BNI). Tuesdays. 7:30-9am. BNI is an international networking organization with chapters throughout the Atlanta area. My Friend’s Place, 1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Karley Barber, 770-977-2383 or karley@comcast.net. Children of The American Revolution (C.A.R.). Now forming a new Society serving the East Cobb, Vinings, Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Roswell and all of Cobb communities. All children ages 1-18 invited. More info: B. Schilling, 770-643-1010.

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Cobb County Democratic Committee. Monthly breakfast 2nd Saturday each month. 9am. Piccadilly Caféteria, 536 Cobb Parkway SE, Marietta. More info: 770-420-7133 or www.eastcobbdems.com. 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. 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. Marietta Enrichment Center, 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 443324-5522. 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. Dad 2 Dad. A stay-at-home dads group. Every Tuesday and Thursday. 10:30am. Various locations. More info: Richard Collins, 770-579-5445. 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. 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. 8-10:30pm. 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-O-Rama), 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. 7:30pm. 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 Diane Ellwanger, 770-579-9510. 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 up! Great people and good music! To learn more go to our website, ecnhb. com or email webmaster@ecnhb.com.

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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. Free. More info: Tim Langley, 770-289-9711 or drtim02@yahoo.com. East Cobb PowerCore Team. A business referral network. Every Thursday. 7-8:30am. IHOP, 3130 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Amy Caplan, 404-572-1278. East Cobb Rotary Club. Every Wednesday. 7am. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-789-0623 or dschwall625@hotmail.com.

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. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: Bill Sidner, 770-579-4094. Marietta Lions Club. Second Thursday of the month. 7pm. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Road, Marietta. More info: 770-565-8230.

East Cobb Woodcarvers Club. Every Thursday. 9-11am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-645-0817.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Golden “K” Kiwanis Club. Every Thursday. 10am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Bill Vermeer, 770-971-6579.

MOMS Club of Marietta North. First Wednesday of the month. 10am. Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Marion Hegedes, 678-494-8887.

Happy Tails Pet Therapy. Orientation for prospective members 1st Thursday or Saturday of the month. 10:30-11:30am. Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Building F, Room F001, Marietta. Check dates: 770-740-8211 or www.happytailspets.org.

Moms in Prayer. Dickerson Middle School. Every Tuesday at 1pm pm. Meeting location available upon request. More info: Movita Stallworth, 770-321-1783 or mo633@ comcast.net.

International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)Cobb County Chapter. Fourth Monday of the month. 6:15pm. Meeting & dinner. Windy Hill Marriott Hotel, Marietta. More info: Oleta Herron, 770-661-2876. Jewish War Veterans, Bicentennial Post 976. Third Sunday of the month. 11am. Marriott Hotel, Perimeter Center. More info: Fran Jacobson, 770-436-7456.

Moms in Prayer (formerly Moms in Touch) for parents of children at East Side Elementary. Thursdays, 10am. More info: Rachel Bloom, 770-9734705 or familybloom@gmail.com. Mothers and More, East Cobb Chapter #270. Second Tuesday each month. 7:30-9:30pm. St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, 571 Holt Road, Marietta. Check website as schedule may vary: www.mmeastcobb.homestead.com.

Mothers of Preschoolers Group. February 12 and March 14. 9:4511:45am. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2922 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/ East Cobb. More info: Angela Mickler, angie3582@comcast.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. 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. 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. North Metro Women’s Connection. Second Wednesday of each month. 11am-1pm. Part of Stonecroft Ministries reaching out to the unchurched women in the area. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-335-6013. Northeast Cobb Business Association. Luncheon meeting 3rd Wednesday of each month. 11:30am-1pm. $15. Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: www.cantonroadba.org. 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: 678-404-0034 or www.nowamom.org. 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.

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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: 678-5784888 or info@voicetoday.org. 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. 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. Alzheimer’s & Caregivers Support Group. Second Thursday of the month. 7pm. Sunrise Assisted Living, 1551 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Christa McLain, 770-509-2914. 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 information or to RSVP 678-439-1177. Autism Spectrum Support Group of Cobb County. Supporting parents with information and resources as well as social connections. Third Thursday of each month during school year. 9:3011:30am. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: www.asgcobb.com 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.

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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. 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. Career Transition. Third Monday of the month (March-October). Second Monday of the month (NovemberFebruary) 6:30pm: Personal resume reviewing, interviewing, networking, and career assessment help. 7pm: Presentation. The Warehouse, 1st Presbyterian Church, 68 N. Marietta Parkway, Marietta 30060. More info: Bill Lins, 404-558-1579, or Bob Sabin, 770-795-9084, or visit www. fpccareersintransition.wordpress.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. Compassionate Friends for grieving parents, grandparents, and siblings. First Tuesday of the month. 7 pm. First Baptist Church, 148 Church Street, Marietta. More info: Kathy Kelcourse, 770-579-3512 or 404-539-4287. Email: kathzkel@yahoo.com or tcfmarietta.kathy@hotmail.com; www.tcfmarietta.org. 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: visionsanew.org.

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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.

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

Domestic Violence Support Groups. Sessions in English and Spanish. Wednesdays. 6:45-8:15pm. Childcare available for children 6 weeks to 12 years. Children over 12 may attend and learn childcare skills. More info: 770-427-3390.

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.

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: 70-330-1991. 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. Chick-Fil-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. 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. 12 noon. Heritage Hospice, 3315 Hilltop Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-423-5959.

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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. MondayWednesday-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. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group: First Tuesday of each month at 10:30am. Have you or a loved one been recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s? You are not alone. You and your caregiver are welcome as we learn how to cope and live with the diagnosis. Helpful tips and resources provide comfort and encouragement. More info: 678-439-1177. 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. Widow-to-Widow Grief Support Group. Every Monday. 7-8pm. Free and open to public. McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA, 1055 East Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: Stacey Dougherty, s.dougherty@bellsouth.net.

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