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www.eastcobber.com Volume 19 | Number 9

16 Smithsonian Selects East Cobb Artist for Exhihibit

Founder/Publisher Cynthia Rozzo cynthia@eastcobber.com

20 Church Campmeeting Celebrates 175 Years


Senior Spotlight: Lloyd Blackwell

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This Month 34 Community Calendar 46 Pet of the Month 48 Dining Guide 58 Health & Wellness 72 Seniors 76 Club Calendar

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Naren Patel: EAST COBBER Father of the Year 2012 Here is the winning essay written by Madeleine, Emily, and Anna Patel, about their father, Naren Patel. Please consider our daddy, Naren Patel, for Father of the Year 2012. He is such a good father and does so much for our community. Despite his busy schedule, every Saturday he takes one of us out to breakfast. He calls this his daddy-daughter time, which makes us feel unique and special. Our daddy has helped us tremendously through the years. We were ages 6, 5, and 2 when our baby sister was born. She lived 4 precious months with us before God called her home. She had a rare genetic disorder. He helped my mom and our family deal with our grief, while he was grieving too. God showed us how precious and fragile life really is and how strong our dad was for us.

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Our daddy has lived in East Cobb for over 11 years and works with Alpha Insulation and Waterproofing. He serves as a deacon and Sunday school teacher at our local church, volunteers at Must Ministries, and serves on the board for the March of Dimes. He raised money and walked for the March of Dimes walk a few weeks ago near the Marietta Square. He will always be Father of the Year in our eyes.


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Congratulations, Dad! EAST COBBER’s Father of the Year 2012 is invited to participate in this year’s EAST COBBER Parade. Naren Patel also receives the following gifts donated by local businesses: Cactus Carwash – Express Super Clean ($39.95 value) Corey Chiropractic – 60-Minute Massage and Free Chiropractic Exam David Douglas Diamonds & Jewelry – $250 Gift Certificate Edible Arrangements – Delicious Fruit Design ($65 value) Gigi’s Cupcakes – Gift Basket of 4 Cupcakes Keegan’s Public House – Gift Certificate ($25 value) LaVida Massage – 60 Minute Massage Session Sellar’s Goodyear – Free Oil-Lube-Filter Service ($27.95 value) Walton Communities – Collection of Books Workout Anytime Roswell – Free Membership for 3 Months ($200 value) Young Chefs Academy – Free participation in Father’s Day Workshop for Dad & Kids. Saturday, June 16, noon-2pm ($75 value)

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In celebration of Father’s Day, The EAST COBBER front cover features Naren Patel, EAST COBBER’s Father of the Year, with his daughters, Madeleine, 12; Emily, 12; and Anna, 8. His wife, Charlotte and his daughters submitted the winning essay. “I was in complete disbelief when I heard that I had won the Father of the Year award. It was a pleasant surprise,” says Naren. “My daughters have shown me there is never a reason to be unkind to anyone...they are so tenderhearted.” shares Naren. Naren is the Division Manager for Alpha Insulation and Waterproofing. As part of his involvement in the First Baptist Church in Woodstock, he helps widows with their “honey-do” jobs. A resident of East Cobb for 11 years, Naren lives in the Ebenezer Farm subdivision with his wife of 15 years. Cover photo taken by Michael Drewitz of Michael’s Photography.

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There are politicians who will tell you what they think you want to hear to get elected — when they know they can’t deliver on the promise. Then there are leaders who have the courage to provide serious leadership on real issues that get us through these tough times. As Commission Chairman, Tim Lee has made some tough decisions to put Cobb in a better position for the future: Lowest property taxes in metro-Atlanta Fewest number of government employees Smallest operating budget in metro-Atlanta 1 of only 35 counties out of 3,049 in the nation to maintain a AAA credit rating Lowest crime rates in metro-Atlanta 34,300 jobs added in 2011 with over 10,000 directly from Cobb Economic Development efforts www.eastcobber.com

In Tim’s next term, he’ll make Cobb even stronger: Implement a “Cobb County Fair Tax.” Tim has a plan to lower property taxes by implementing a fairer sales tax. Re-elect Tim Lee, and he will significantly cut property taxes. New Jobs. Tim will continue growing our economy by attracting new, private sector jobs. Keep Our Families Safe by enhancing public safety. Streamline government, cut wasteful spending and protect tax payers.


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National Charity League Honors its High School Seniors

ss The Class of 2012 enjoyed a special luncheon in their honor at a member’s home in Marietta/East Cobb. The seniors include (front row,l-r): Beth Anne Casstevens, Anna Acenbrak, Rachel Ehlinger, Elizabeth Kadrich, Reagan Farish. (second row): Brenna Heflin, Lauren Carstens, Cammann McFall, Katie Ehni, Kendall Wilson, Kara Wilson, Avery Raines, Catie Stewart, Meghan Gibson, Chloe Cox, Kayla Kelhofer, Emma Williams. (back row, l-r): Allie Gaster, Ashley Kramlich, Julia Hallowell, Morgan Faber.

The National Charity League/Gardenia Chapter recently honored their graduating high school seniors for their commitment and service to the community at a formal Senior Presentation held at Olde Towne Athletic Club in East Cobb. The mission of National Charity League is to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. The Gardenia Chapter is a relatively new chapter serving East Cobb, East Cherokee and Roswell, Georgia. The 250 plus members currently serve 13 local philanthropies and contributed more than 5,100 volunteer hours from April 1, 2011 – March 31, 2012. The experience of being an active member of National Charity League has provided them with a wonderful foundation in community service and has given them the skills and confidence they need to take on leadership roles within their chosen college campuses and communities. For more information about the Gardenia Chapter of National Charity League, visit www.nclgardenia.org.

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All Girl Cobb Team Captures National Championship Fitzgerald and McCoy attend Wheeler High School’s Center for Advanced Studies in Science, Math and Technology, Saldanha attends Campbell High School’s International Baccalaureate Program. Funding for the team was provided by Porsche Cars North America, Women in Technology, Robinson Racing and People Strategy. Liz Fitzgerald and Fred Stillwell are Team Advisors. Formula One in Schools is an engineering challenge in which teams design and build a model Formula One car. In competition, teams race their cars, powered by a CO2 cartridge down a 20-meter track. Teams also give an oral presentation and an engineering interview and create a display and portfolio on the competition process.

ss The Formula One Team: Claire McCoy, Sabine Saldanha, Kelly Fitzgerald, and Anna Awald.

Team Shift, four ninth-grade girls from Cobb County high schools, won the Formula One (F1) in Schools National Championship at Michigan International Speedway. This qualified “Team Shift” will represent the United States at the F1 In Schools World Finals this October in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates! “This has been an incredible experience for our team. The opportunity to represent the USA at the world level is a dream come true. We have our sponsors, parents and teachers to thank for giving us this amazing opportunity. We are excited to continue to grow as female engineers,” stated Kelly Fitzgerald Team Shift’s Team Manager. Team Shift members have competed in F1 in Schools for the past three years and competed at the world level last year in Malaysia in collaboration with a German team. Members of the team include Kelly Fitzgerald, Team Manager; Anna Awald – Design Engineer; Claire McCoy – Graphic Designer & Design Engineer; Sabine Saldanha – Manufacturing Engineer & Resource Manager. Awald,

The girls teamed up in 2010 when they attended East Cobb Middle School. In 2011,they took second in the U.S. competition and then collaborated with a German team in the world championship in Malaysia in September, 2011. The students raised sponsorships from Porsche Cars North America, the Women in Technology Foundation, and other private businesses and foundations for airfare, uniforms, lodging, materials and competition costs for the trip to Malaysia. F1 in Schools is a worldwide, multidisciplinary challenge for students aged 9-19. It is the largest global educational initiative promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the world, operating in 40 countries. More than 20,000 students have participated in the competition in the last twelve years. F1 in Schools is managed in the USA by SAE International, a global association of more than 133,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial vehicle industries. It is estimated that the girls need to raise approximately $50,000 to attend the World Championships. The team is accepting tax deductible donations. Checks can be written to the “The Center for Advanced Studies Foundation” with a notation in the memo line for the F1 Team (Wheeler’s Magnet Foundation). Checks can be mailed to: The Center for Advanced Studies Foundation, Suite 200C-PMB 305, 2100 Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30062-3813. For more information, please contact Liz Fitzgerald at liz@xchangeconsulting.com.

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David Hong Honored by Cobb County Board of Commissioners On April 22, the Cobb County Board of Commissioners presented a proclamation to East Cobb resident David Hong honoring his contributions to our community. Here is that Proclamation: WHEREAS: David Hong epitomizes his belief that “more people should get active ss Helga Hong and David Hong. in civic affairs and take pride in their community.” He has been an exceptional community advocate, has helped solve zoning issues since 1979 and was instrumental in starting the East Cobb Civic Association in 1982; and

WHEREAS: Along with being a founder of the East Cobb Civic Association, Hong has also held every position within the organization. He currently serves as second vice president, head of the transportation committee and on the zoning and variance committee. He also serves on the Transit Advisory Board and the 2011 Johnson Ferry Urban Design Plan steering committee; and WHEREAS: Hong has made a lasting contribution to the metro Atlanta area by also serving on the Atlanta Regional Commission board and various committees, including the Livable Centers Initiative, Land Use Coordinating Committee, Regional Development Plan and Fifty Forward Steering Committee; so THEREFORE: We, the Cobb County Board of Commissioners do hereby extend our heartfelt thanks to David Hong for all the time, work and effort he has put into helping improve our community. The pride and dedication he has shown through his words and actions are exemplary examples of doing his civic duty.


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Improper Refrigerant Charge means that the mixture of refrigerant liquid to oil is out of proportion and is responsible for 10% of A/C problems. How can E.H. Sellars Goodyear fix my air conditioning system? If your vehicle’s air conditioning system isn’t functioning properly, stop by your neighborhood Sellars for a professional inspection, complete with a written estimate.

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Smithsonian Selects East Cobb Artist For National Exhibit father, Philip, a leader in the field of wood turning. Matt has not simply followed the tradition of his father and grandfather, but has contributed to the field of wood turning and American craft with talent for choosing brilliant color patterns and unique trees and his expertise in the more technical aspects of the trade, like the creation of new finishes and novel concepts of production of pieces. “It’s such an honor to be included in such a select group of hugely talented artists. This honor is especially meaningful because my dad and my grandfather both have worked at the Renwick. I wish my grandfather was here to see it,” shares Matt.

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Hand-crafted wood vessels created by Matt Moulthrop, a nationally recognized wood turner based out of Marietta, Georgia, will be featured at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Art Museum in an exhibit titled “40 under 40: Craft Futures” July 20, 2012, through February 3, 2013. This exhibition, showcasing the talents of only 40 artists, focuses on work created by artists born since 1972, the year in which the Renwick Gallery was established as the contemporary American craft and decorative arts branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. These forty artists have been selected by Nicholas R. Bell, curator at the museum, because they are the new face of American craft, representing not only evolving notions of craft within traditional media, but also because these artists are creating new avenues of handmade and unique art in contemporary American culture. Matt, born in Atlanta in 1977 into a multi-generational wood turning family, epitomizes the attributes sought by Mr. Bell and the Renwick. Matt is the third member of the Moulthrop family to take up wood turning as a profession, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Ed, a pioneer in both modern American craft and wood turning, and his

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There is no greater responsibility than that of a parent. And among the myriad of important decisions we make for our children, the choice of school ranks among the most critical. We buy a house in the “right” school zone, we may change jobs, we will sacrifice financially to place our children in a school we trust to help build a foundation for learning - a foundation that must last a lifetime. It’s a crucially important decision and there are no second chances. Since 1998, thousands of East Cobb families have placed their trust in Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, where a lifetime of learning is built on a foundation of faith - a foundation that is uncommon and uncompromising.

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The program at Mt. Bethel is characterized by small classes where each child is known and loved as an image bearer of Christ. At a time where other schools are increasing class sizes and decreasing school days, the small class sizes at Mt. Bethel provide for a positive, stable, learning environment where teachers are able to devote the kind of individualized attention to each child that is simply not possible in a typical school. Each child is known, valued, and respected for their individuality and parents can feel confident that their child will be continually challenged to grow intellectually, socially, and spiritually in a stable, safe environment. The Mt. Bethel Christian Academy faculty delight in partnering closely with parents, many of whom are guiding their firstborn in his/her first school experience. These expert faculty know from many years of experience that an abundance of communication is key to a successful partnership. With teacher and parent working together, a Mt. Bethel student is confident, capable and moves quickly towards the independence all children need for success in school and in life. To learn how your child can benefit from the Mt. Bethel experience, please contact Rhea Adkins, Director of Admission at (770) 971-0245, by email at rhea.adkins@mtbethelchristian.org, or visit us on the web at www.mtbethelchristian.org. Mt. Bethel Christian Academy is a K-8 program and holds dual accreditation with SACS/SAIS. Limited spaces remain in selected grades for the 2012-2013 year.

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ss Stacey Dougherty

More than a year has gone by since Stacey Dougherty’s husband died unexpectantly at the age of 54. “You can’t explain to someone how you feel when you lose your husband,” relates Dougherty, an East Cobb resident and mother of a Walton sophomore. “The only other person who understands your grief is another widow – someone who has walked the same path as you.”

Dougherty describes the months following her husband’s death as a time of distraction and sleep deprivation. “I was going from day to day, losing track of time,” she says. “If it weren’t for the photos from that time period, I couldn’t tell you exactly what happened during those months. I cried every day for a year.”

In an effort to cope with her grief, Dougherty tried to maintain some routines, including her exercise classes at the YMCA on East Piedmont Road. As a 15-year member at the Y, she found comfort in the community there as she saw familiar faces and received encouragement from other members. Recently, two incidents that happened within the YMCA community ignited a call to action for Dougherty. The first

incident was a friend of a friend whose 32-year-old husband died from a heart attack. The second incident was news of a suicide of the wife of a long-time YMCA member. The member had died a few years earlier, and not being able to cope with her circumstances, his wife committed suicide. “Their ages didn’t matter,” says Dougherty. “From young mother to older woman, they were both trying to cope with their grief and life without their spouses.” Drawing from principles taught in the book, Widow to Widow by Genevieve Davis Ginsburg, that she had just read, Dougherty asked the YMCA staff if she could organize a weekly widows support group at the facility. Dougherty had tried various widows support groups, but had not found one in the East Cobb area that met on a weekly basis and had a set discussion topic at each meeting. The Y was receptive to her request. The newly formed widows support group focuses on practical application topics, such as finances, traveling alone, extended family relationships, or something as basic as whether or not to keep wearing your wedding ring. “It’s a place to get feedback about your new station in life,” explains Dougherty. “In addition to an organized topic being discussed, anyone is free to discuss what is on her mind. All conversations are confidential.” The Widow-to-Widow Grief Support Group meets every Monday night from 7-8 p.m. at the McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA, 1055 East Piedmont Rd. The group is free and open to the public. For information, contact Stacey Dougherty at s.dougherty@bellsouth.net.


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East Cobb Methodist Church Campmeeting Celebrates 175 Years however, it is stilled referred to as the “arbor”. During the civil war there were some years where they were unable to hold their meetings, and carpetbaggers tried to destroy the campground. But, somehow it did survive and the meetings were re-established. The “tenting” has been kept up each year and as older ones pass away, grandchildren and new families continue the tradition. Today, among the list of tent owner,s you will find the well-known names of Lassiter, King, Hembree, Allgood and McClure.

CAMPMEETING 2012 July 13 - 22, 2012

On every third Friday in the month of July, the Marietta camp meeting (or just “Campmeeting” as the regulars call it) is held at the 2301 Roswell Road campground, which has been in existence since 1837. This year’s Campmeeting is Roswell Marietta, GAanniversary scheduled for2301 July 13-22, andRd will–mark the 175th for this special church tradition.

Today the campground is run by a board of officers, many with the same last names as the original tenters. The Vice-President of the Tentholders Association, Cheryl S. Lassiter, started attending campmeetings in 1971 while dating her husband Stan. His grandfather, Stan LeCroy, was a Methodist minister who actually rode a circuit of churches throughout Georgia. GA Grandfather LeCroy performed Roswell RdNorth – Marietta, 2301 Roswell their wedding ceremony in June, 1973, in the arbor at the campground, and later christened two of their three children.

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At a time when there were still Cherokee Indians here in East Cobb, there was only one Methodist preacher known Another of the current owners of a tent, whose fatheras the “Circuit Rider” who traveled to many churches, often in-law was the father-in-law to Cheryl Lassiter, is Mrs. Sandra through much danger. Four men, Isaac Sewell, Samuel Lassiter. Sandra-has attended these meetings since she14, marJuly 14, - 10:00pm July 14, 12:30 10:00pm July 12:30 - 1 Sewell, Wisdom Gober, and12:30 William Mayes, pooled their ried Hotdogs her husband, Lassiter, Jr. She has become part personal funds and collected the and rest inMore! order to purchase a BBQ, Hotdogs BBQ, andNorvel More! BBQ,aHotdogs an of this family that she calls, “a gathering of families that is like permanent place to worship. The pioneers were determined a family Games, reunion Sno-Cones, even though we are not all blood-related.” Inflatables, Games, Sno-Cones, Inflatables, Inflatables, Games, S that their children would grow up with the blessing of a She also says that many people have attended this event Watermelon Cutting Watermelon Cutting Watermelon Cu church where they could gather to celebrate their belief in their entire lives and never missed one. Nowadays people Everyone is Invited! Admission is Free! is Invited! Admission is Free! Everyone is Invited! Adm God. 175 years ago, the Marietta Camp Ground was found- Everyone come from all over the country to attend and some that ed on a 40-acre tract of land that cost $1 per acre. serve on the board live out of state. The first meeting was held under a brush arbor with men SPECIAL GUESTS SPECIAL GUESTS SPECIAL GUE The Marietta Campmeeting is a non-denominational carrying guns to protect themselves from wild animals and Mars Hill Porch Pickers Mars Hill Porch Pickers Mars Hill Porch revival that invites fellow Christians, families, and friends to ruffians. The month of July was most likely chosen because Blue Grass Band Blue Grass Band Blue Grass B share in their celebrations. In the summer they kick off their it was between the times when the majority of crops were week-long celebration of the Ancestors Ways of the Ancestorswith a picnic and service. Each Ways of the Anc planted and when Ways they needed to be picked. The families morning through Friday, there is a Bible school program proattending had to bringPrimitive their cows Skills and chickens with them Primitive Skills Primitive Sk vided for the children. This year’s Campmeeting is celebratas the cows had to be milked, the chickens fed and some Guild and young Appalachian Guild Herit ing its 175thHeritage anniversary with a special event onAppalachian Saturday, killed to provideAppalachian food for themHeritage to eat. Children July 14, 12:30-10pm. There will be inflatables, games, BBQ, people were always a big part of this meeting and one of East Cobb UMC East Cobb UMC East Cobb U and more! Admission is free and open to the public. the ways that they courted was by a boy getting a girl to walk to the spring with/ him. Wellstar Kennestone Health Fair Wellstar / Kennestone Health Fair daily the remaining Wellstar / Kennestone Services will be held twice days

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Among the original attendees were people with the last names of Sewell, Gober, Mayes, Olsin, Manning, Gaines and Allgood. They built small cabins that are referred to as “tents”. They ranged in size from one room to multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, some with sawdust floors, some with wooden floors. These “tenters” started preparing up to four months before the camp meeting in order to be able to attend. White oak chairs had to be scoured, corn and wheat taken to the mill, cakes were baked, pickles and preserves made, vegetables that had been planted just at the right time to be ripe for the meeting were picked from the gardens, and the campgrounds cleaned. Water was supplied from the springs and pine-knot wood was used for the fires that provided the light at night. By the second meeting, men had come together to create a new open-sided tabernacle made with the help of axes and oak trees to replace the original brush arbor; 20 June/July 2012

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at 11AM and 7:30PM, ending with the 11AM Communion Service on Sunday, July 22. Children’s Church will be held Monday, July 16, through Friday, July 20, from 9AM til Noon. This year’s pastors are Rev. Ike Reighard, Piedmont Church, preaching Friday, July 13, through Saturday, July 14; Dr. Gil Watson, Northside United Methodist Church, preaching Thursday evening, July 19, through Saturday evening, July 21; Rev. Charles Sineath, preaching Tuesday evening, July 17, and Wednesday evening, July 18; and Dr. Brian Germano of East Cobb United Methodist Church, preaching Sunday, July 24, and many more! To find out further information on this wonderful tradition you may visit their fact-filled website at www.mariettacampmeeting.com. I encourage everyone to put this one on your calendar as an event to attend this year and as Cheryl Lassiter says, “It is an opportunity for everyone to slow down and experience a glimpse of worship from another time!”

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voters guide EAST COBBER promotes political responsibility by informing readers about who is running for what local office. With that in mind, the EAST COBBER submitted questions to candidates running for local office. It is hoped their responses will help you gain a quick introduction to our fellow citizens seeking to serve our community. Candidate responses are included as submitted and have not been edited except in cases where the replies have exceeded the stated word limitations. The inclusion of candidates’ statements and opinions is solely in the interest of public service and in no way is to be construed as an endorsement by the EAST COBBER which takes no responsibility for any views or facts stated by the candidates.

Vote By Mail Our country works best when everyone exercises the most important right of citizenship: the right to vote. For that reason, the process of voting should be as simple, convenient, and fair as possible. Across the country, an increasing number of cities, counties and states are making it easier for citizens to vote without standing in long lines or using potentially flawed electronic voting equipment. Cobb County Board of Elections has embraced this trend. Any Cobb County voter may request a Vote-by-Mail ballot. No “reason” is required. The Cobb County Board of Elections’ website www.cobbelections.org reviews the required steps to vote by mail.

Early Voting Offered for Primary Election If you are going to be out of town during an important election and you still want to vote, you can easily register for early voting. Registering for early voting also helps you avoid standing in long lines on Election Day or rushing to the polling station right after work. Using the early voting system, you will be able to cast your vote without all the hassle of going to the polls. Starting July 9th, Monday through Friday, you can vote in person at the Cobb Board of Elections Main Office at 736 Whitlock Ave., Marietta, 30064. The office is open 8am to 5pm. No reason required—tell family and friends too!

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Candidates for Chairman, Cobb County Board of Commissioners On July 31, Cobb County residents will have the opportunity to vote for a variety of political offices. The EAST COBBER presents the 4 candidates running in the Republican primary election for the Chair of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners. There is no Democratic candidate running. Bill Byrne 770-425-8122 www.byrneforchairman.com billbyrne@byrnedesign.net AGE: 70 CITY, STATE BORN: Syracuse, New York EDUCATION: Syracuse University, BLA, Landscape Architecture graduate 1966 OCCUPATION: Landscape Architect, Byrne Design Group Land Planners and Landscape Architecture FAMILY: Married (Babe Atkins-Byrne), three daughters, Kelly, Shannon and Teri ORGANIZATIONS YOU BELONG TO: Republican Party, Salvation Army Advisory Board HOBBIES: Arabian horses (I own three or they own me!), Atlanta Falcons season ticket holder HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN EAST COBB/COBB COUNTY? I moved to Cobb County in June, 1970, upon discharge from the Marine Corps. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ELECTED TO A PUBLIC OFFICE? IF YES, PLEASE LIST OFFICE AND YEAR(S): I was elected as Chairman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners in 1992 and served until June, 2002. PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS OFFICE’S DUTIES & ITS IMPACT ON EAST COBB. a. As Chairman, I was responsible for preparing and managing the County’s budget and cut taxes (reduced the millage rate) for ten years straight and help earn the County a triple “AAA” rating; b. Privatized the Transportation SPLOST program in 1993 that accelerated the improvements to Johnson Ferry Road, Roswell Road, Shallowford Road and many other roads in East Cobb; c. Designed the “East Cobb Park” and helped raise funds within the private sector for its development as a Landscape Architect; d. Expanded police and fire department presence in East Cobb to keep up with the growth and maintained the lowest fire insurance rating for Cobb County. Please describe the training and experience that qualify you for this office. a. Ten years as Chairman from 1992-2002; b. Private business owner as a Land Planner and Landscape Architect dealing with growth issues WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FACING YOUR POLITICAL OFFICE, AND, IF ELECTED, WHAT WILL YOU DO ABOUT IT? Preparing and managing the budget in the middle of a severe recession with declining property values without raising property taxes. I will privatize many existing government services, work with existing businesses to expand and commit to reducing taxes to attract new business development that bring new job opportunities to Cobb County. WHOM DO YOU ADMIRE MOST, AND WHY? My wife, Babe. Her charity work in Cobb County is unmatched by anyone and her passion for raising money for the American Cancer Society is eternal!!! PLEASE LIST THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE YOU AS A PERSON: Conservative, knowledgeable, sincere

Mike Boyce 770-315-2434 www.likemike4cobb.com likemike4cobb@gmail.com AGE: 62 CITY, STATE BORN: Brawley, CA EDUCATION: BA University of Notre Dame, MA Pepperdine University OCCUPATION: Retired from the United States Marine Corps FAMILY: Wife Judy, 3 children, 3 grandchildren ORGANIZATIONS YOU BELONG TO: American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Marine Corps League, Military Officers Association of America, Cobb County GOP, Georgia Tea Party, Madison Forum HOBBIES: Reading, travel HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN EAST COBB/COBB COUNTY? Since 2000 HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ELECTED TO A PUBLIC OFFICE? IF YES, PLEASE LIST OFFICE AND YEAR(S): No PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS OFFICE’S DUTIES & ITS IMPACT ON EAST COBB. The Chairman represents the citizens of unincorporated Cobb County with the Board of Commissioners and leads the County employees. The Chairman and Board are responsible for the strategy which, along with a mission and vision statement, articulates how the county government will serve the people of Cobb. Please describe the training and experience that qualify you for this office. Marine Corps career marked by command, mayor-like assignment, directing a business and oversight of budgets. Experience with internationally recognized companies on budget projects. Membership on the SPLOST Oversight Committee. Director of Men’s Ministry at Mt. Bethel UMC. Active in civic projects and Cobb GOP grassroots programs. WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FACING YOUR POLITICAL OFFICE, AND, IF ELECTED, WHAT WILL YOU DO ABOUT IT? Our taxes are increasing because the county budget has been mismanaged. The policies of the current chairman will only add to our tax burden. By making the necessary hard choices, we’ll identify priorities that mirror my Republican principles and fund them at levels consistent with a lean government. WHOM DO YOU ADMIRE MOST, AND WHY? Saint Paul. A learned man who rejected his protected status to endure a life marked by poverty, persecution, stoning, jailing, and being shipwrecked for a cause that he believed in so strongly that he ultimately suffered martyrdom. Two millennia later his letters are still transforming lives spiritually and otherwise. PLEASE LIST THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE YOU AS A PERSON: Leader, experienced, decisive

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Candidates for Chairman, Cobb County Board of Commissioners cont’d from page 24 Tim Lee (Incumbent) 770-846-7340 www.leeforcobb.net tim@leeforcobb.net AGE: 55 CITY, STATE BORN: Milwaukee, WI EDUCATION: High School, Some college, Fordham University OCCUPATION: Marketing Consultant FAMILY: Wife Annette of 33 years, three children, six grandchildren ORGANIZATIONS YOU BELONG TO: Cobb County Republican Party, Cobb County Republican Women’s Club, Marietta Kiwanis Club HOBBIES: Photography, reading HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN EAST COBB/COBB COUNTY? 23 years HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ELECTED TO A PUBLIC OFFICE? IF YES, PLEASE LIST OFFICE AND YEAR(S): District 3 Commissioner 7 1/2 years; Chairman 1 1/2 years PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS OFFICE’S DUTIES & ITS IMPACT ON EAST COBB. The Chairman’s office is primarily responsible for developing the annual budget, leadership in shaping policy, providing a vision for Cobb County to include establishing priorities for effective and efficient service delivery, assuring Cobb residents are safe and secure by providing the best public safety and works to develop new jobs. Please describe the training and experience that qualify you for this office. 7 1/2 years as District 3 Commissioner, 1 1/2 years as Chairman, over 35 years business experience developing strategic, business plans and budgets for Fortune 1000 companies. Completion of Association County Commissioners of Georgia’s Commissioners Advanced, and National Association of Counties Leadership Institute Training. WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FACING YOUR POLITICAL OFFICE, AND, IF ELECTED, WHAT WILL YOU DO ABOUT IT? A balanced budget that delivers effective, efficient services; ensure that residents feel safe any time, any place; and create new jobs. I have introduced a balanced budget that increased funding for public safety, ensures our AAA rating, a strategic plan designed to improve services, and a plan to create jobs. WHOM DO YOU ADMIRE MOST, AND WHY? Abraham Lincoln. In the midst of turmoil everywhere, he stuck to his principals and worked tirelessly to create consensus for new solutions and a new vision for America. PLEASE LIST THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE YOU AS A PERSON: Faithful, open minded, trustworthy

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Larry Savage 770-690-0907 www.savageforchairman.org savage.larry044@gmail.com AGE: 68 CITY, STATE BORN: Atlanta, GA EDUCATION: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, GMI, 1967 (Now Kettering University), MBA, Georgia State University, 1970 OCCUPATION: Retired, Sales Management, Henkel Corp. FAMILY: Not married, no children, brother in Hoschton, GA, numerous extended family, Henry County, Newton County ORGANIZATIONS YOU BELONG TO: Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Cobb Republican Party, East Cobb Civic Assn., Chattahoochee Plantation Community Assn., High Museum, GM Lakewood Retiree Club HOBBIES: Sports, Special Interest Cars and Motorcycles HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN EAST COBB/COBB COUNTY? Full time resident in East Cobb since 1976 (35 years) HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ELECTED TO A PUBLIC OFFICE? IF YES, PLEASE LIST OFFICE AND YEAR(S): President of Homeowners’ Association, 1981-82 PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS OFFICE’S DUTIES & ITS IMPACT ON EAST COBB. The Chairman is responsible for the county operating budget and has effective control of the agenda for most activities of the Board of Commissioners. The Chairman has the power to set direction for county government. A dedicated conservative chairman can stop the drift toward bigger government and inevitable higher taxes. Please describe the training and experience that qualify you for this office. A 40 year career of success in business and industry built on a foundation of quality education in engineering and business. I’ve also created, owned and operated 4 successful small businesses. I’ve worked in a variety of occupations within medium and large multi-national corporations and have extensive experience in planning and budgeting operations and being accountable for results. WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FACING YOUR POLITICAL OFFICE, AND, IF ELECTED, WHAT WILL YOU DO ABOUT IT? The most significant issue facing Cobb County and the next Chairman is transportation and T-SPLOST. This is to be voted on the same day as the Chairman election but pass or fail will present issues for the Chairman. Beyond that will be budget overhaul and untangling operating budget and SPLOST. WHOM DO YOU ADMIRE MOST, AND WHY? Thomas Jefferson, because of his broad intellectual curiosity and diversity of interests and talent. PLEASE LIST THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE YOU AS A PERSON: Reliable, inventive, compassionate


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It’s Time For Some Transportation Common Sense By Claire Harrison When DeKalb and Fulton voted to fund MARTA back in 1971, Atlanta was still primarily a hub-and-spoke town; most folks drove into the city in the mornings and back home again in the evenings. After all, back then, that’s where the jobs were. Suburban growth began and exploded for years after. This was the beginning of the MARTA rail transit project. The 41-year history of MARTA performance is now a matter of sordid record. While it has benefits, especially if you are attending a football game or going to the airport, the occasional convenience is not nearly worth the cost. MARTA ridership is on a steady decline, and is used by less than 5% of the commuters in its service zones. This is of particular importance when considering the origins of HB277 (the Transportation Investment Act also known as T-SPLOST). The bill proposes a tax increase region-wide to primarily fund additional transit projects. The projects list calls for 52% of the funds to be allocated for transit projects. That’s interesting given that in the February 15, 2006, issue of Creative Loafing, “MARTA Tango”, Ed Wall (then MARTA Chairman) said, “The only way we’re going to get additional support from the state of Georgia is to get the 28 counties that make up the Atlanta [Metropolitan Statistical Area], not just Fulton and DeKalb counties, all clamoring for mass transit,” he says. “That transit planning board gives me a platform that says this is more than just about MARTA, it’s about the region. Without this board, I don’t believe that mass transit in the area will receive any additional support.” This seems to turn the logic of transportation planning

upside down. Our objective should be to enable people to go where they want, when they want, in the most effective way possible. If transit were the best way to do that, then we would all be fine with it. It’s not. Extending it is a huge mistake. Our objective is not to implement mass transit, then shoehorn everyone into it whether it’s effective or not. Unfortunately, for the Atlanta metro area, mass transit is the least effective way to provide transportation. Since we have no real geographic boundaries, our area has grown to be one of the least-dense in the country. Mass transit must have high density housing to be effective. In cities where there is high density, transit works. It cannot and will not ever work in Atlanta unless we transform the entire region into high-density clusters. Metro Atlanta has the nicest suburban lifestyle in the United States. People move here, then refuse to move away because they are so happy in our beautiful suburbs. It is not a lifestyle that can reasonably be served by mass transit. The second major point to consider, again demonstrated clearly by MARTA, is that using the SPLOST method for funding projects puts the spending of massive amounts of money on autopilot, with no regular budget control by elected officials that the people can hold responsible. It is an abdication of the General Assembly’s responsibility. Georgia, we can do better than this. Let’s develop a real, coordinated plan for Georgia’s transportation needs. Claire Harrison is an East Cobb taxpayer, Indian Hills Subdivision resident, and a volunteer for Transportation Leadership Coalition. You can find more facts at traffictruth.net

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Opportunity Knocks: Solve Traffic Now By Michael Paris As a Cobb County native and resident for most of my 60 years, I have seen us grow from a rural community to a thriving part of one of the most dynamic regions in the country. Kim and I chose to raise our children in East Cobb and couldn’t be prouder of our community. Our past and present leadership has brought us great success and created a wonderful place for our families to thrive. We are problem solvers here in Cobb, and other counties in the region watch carefully how we handle our business here. We have a competitive advantage, and we must keep that same courage and vision that made Cobb County an integral part of the metro Atlanta region. For many us, traffic gets in the way of going to the grocery store, commuting to work or rushing home for a ball game only to discover we’ve missed the first few innings. Despite our connectivity to other parts of the region, traffic congestion pays no attention to those boundaries. We have vastly under-invested in our transportation infrastructure in Cobb and across the region.

The project selection resulted from a tightly prescribed process set forth in the Transportation Investment Act, which was overwhelmingly passed by the Georgia General Assembly. Cobb County’s legislative delegation voted overwhelmingly to support the legislation. Twenty-one elected officials representing Cobb and the other 9 counties and the city of Atlanta chose regional projects that already been evaluated as long term needs by the Atlanta Regional Commission. Then, local leaders in Cobb selected the additional local projects that will be funded on top of the 157 regional projects. Nearly every Metro Atlanta resident agrees that traffic is a problem we must address. Please go to www.transformmetroatlanta.com to learn the real facts about the July 31st referendum. Unfortunately, we have seen opponents play fast and loose with the facts. Be an informed voter, study the project list and determine for yourself whether this plan is worth the public investment. Michael Paris is President/CEO of The Council for Quality Growth, a not-for-profit trade organization promoting balanced and responsible growth in the metro Atlanta region and state.

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Commission Districts 2 and 3 will each receive $35 million to invest in community transportation priorities. In East Cobb, this will result in funding the entrance to Mabry Park, millions in resurfacing, millions in pedestrian improvements, streetscapes on Powers Ferry, and dramatically enhancing the Bells Ferry/Barrett Parkway intersection.

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Candidates for Cobb County School Board – Post 5 On Tuesday, July 31, Cobb County residents have the opportunity to vote in the Georgia Primary elections for a variety of political offices. The EAST COBBER presents the Republican candidates running for Cobb County School Board-Post 5. Schools located in Post 5 are: Lassiter HS, Pope HS, Simpson MS, Mabry MS, Hightower Trail MS, Davis MS, Mountain View ES, Shallowford Falls ES, Tritt, ES, Murdock MS, Powers Ferry ES, Sedalia Park ES, East Valley ES, East Side ES. There are no Democratic candidates running for this post. David Banks (Incumbent) 404-725-3394 www.Davidbanksforschools.com david@davidbanksforschools.com AGE: 73 CITY, STATE BORN: Atlanta, GA EDUCATION: BBA – Management, Georgia State College, 1968; MBA, Management, Georgia State University, 1971 OCCUPATION: Cobb County School Board FAMILY: Married Kay Nelson Hardin in 1964. 4 children; Victoria Kay Banks, Jason David Banks, James Christian Banks, and Rebecca Emilie

Banks (deceased) ORGANIZATIONS YOU BELONG TO: Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Cobb County Republican Party, East Cobb Kiwanis Club HOBBIES: Building RC planes, Politics HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN EAST COBB/COBB COUNTY? 43 years since 1969 HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ELECTED TO A PUBLIC OFFICE? IF YES, PLEASE LIST OFFICE AND YEAR(S): Yes – Elected to Cobb County School Board Post 5 in 2008 PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS OFFICE’S DUTIES & ITS IMPACT ON EAST COBB. State law gives the local school board the authority to govern and determine a budget. As a board representative, the office holder should represent the interest of the community they serve in a context of the whole district. The “quality of education” should be primary and a board member should always be focused on maintaining this quality level and provide leadership and encouragement to the district employees to continue this focus and finds ways to make the quality even better. Our product is an educated student that is ready to accept their place in society. Please describe the training and experience that qualify you for this office. Active Republican since 1992. Worked on many campaigns over the years which gave me the experience to launch a successful campaign for the School Board in 2008. As a Board member, I have a sense of servitude to the schools I represent, to the school employees, and to the community I represent. I attempt to find ways to make things better. In a system as large as Cobb County it is impossible to do all, but I do focus on supporting Post 5 schools in their needs and voting in a way that would represent the best option for the district. I endeavor to stay abreast of changes in education, particularly as technology and how to effectively use technology as the learning process. WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FACING YOUR POLITICAL OFFICE, AND, IF ELECTED, WHAT WILL YOU DO ABOUT IT? Maintaining the “quality of education” and finding ways to make the process better for the benefit of the student and the community. In order to accomplish these efforts it takes money. We must find ways to provide financial funding to maintain our level of quality, but also maintain our facilities so that students have a safe environment in which to learn. I will be consulting with our Legislators on several options to provide other means of funding for the school system in ways that the voters have the final “say so”. WHOM DO YOU ADMIRE MOST, AND WHY? Dr. Charles Sineath – former Pastor of Mt. Zion UMC and Marietta First UMC Dr. Sineath had a philosophy of how to bring people into the church and make them feel that they were part of the body and they had a role to play. Dr. Sineath and I had many wonderful visitation nights together over the years he was Pastor at Mt. Zion. We are both the same age and he and Ann have been friends for over 40 years. PLEASE LIST THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE YOU AS A PERSON: Caring, giving, loving 28 June/July 2012

Lisa Hanson 678-279-4491 www.ElectLisaHanson.com lisa@ElectLisaHanson.com AGE: 50 CITY, STATE BORN: Omaha, NE EDUCATION: BA in Communication from the University of Georgia OCCUPATION: Former Sales and Marketing exec. Substitute teacher, volunteer FAMILY: Married to Derrick Hanson for 20 yrs. Two daughters, Spencer, a sophomore at UGA, and Skyler, an upcoming senior at Lassiter High School. ORGANIZATIONS YOU BELONG TO: Chatsworth HOA, PTA, Lassiter Booster Club HOBBIES: Gardening, spending time with family and friends. Entertaining. HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN EAST COBB/COBB COUNTY? 21 years HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ELECTED TO A PUBLIC OFFICE? IF YES, PLEASE LIST OFFICE AND YEAR(S): No PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS OFFICE’S DUTIES & ITS IMPACT ON EAST COBB. The duties of a school member from Post 5 are very simple. First, represent all of the members in the district without fear or favor. Second, keep political posturing and decisions out of the board room. Finally, represent East Cobb in a professional manner, while maintaining the dignity of our school system. Please describe the training and experience that qualify you for this office. My long history of community involvement in school functions and providing formal instruction in the classroom; has allowed me to see our system from 360 degrees. My background with fortune 500 companies, degree from UGA, and clear understanding of our community values allows me to provide real leadership for Cobb schools. WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FACING YOUR POLITICAL OFFICE, AND, IF ELECTED, WHAT WILL YOU DO ABOUT IT? I believe providing a quality education for our children, while protecting the school’s financial position are the major challenges ahead. I am firmly committed to questioning every item. It is difficult to justify sending board members to Boston or sending staff to an exclusive Orlando conference. These decisions must be vigorously questioned. WHOM DO YOU ADMIRE MOST, AND WHY? My mother, who always instilled in me a keen sense of fairness, willingness to listen to all sides of an argument, and showed me that love of family and community is most important. PLEASE LIST THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE YOU AS A PERSON: Honest, engaging, focused listener

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cont’d from page 29 Stephanie Henry www.facebook.com/ stephaniehenrysmarteducation2012 stephaniehenryccsb2012@gmail.com AGE: 46 CITY, STATE BORN: Tonasket, WA EDUCATION: Attended Eastern Washington University—Communication Studies OCCUPATION: Currently wife/mother/ volunteer—history: retail visual specialist & management, recreation program director, children’s ministry program director FAMILY: Married, Shawn Henry. Children: Elizabeth (KSU), Ian (Georgia South.), Alex (Pope), Evan (Pope), Anna (Hightower Trail) ORGANIZATIONS YOU BELONG TO: Fellowship Bible Church, Pope TDC, SGP, CCGOP HOBBIES: Children’s Extracurriculars, Reading, Research, Painting, Music HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN EAST COBB/COBB COUNTY? Almost 12 years HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ELECTED TO A PUBLIC OFFICE? IF YES, PLEASE LIST OFFICE AND YEAR(S): No PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS OFFICE’S DUTIES & ITS IMPACT ON EAST COBB. Decisions made by our school board are some of the most impactful on the families and communities of Cobb County. Positively or negatively influencing the education our children receive and how prepared they are for adult life. In association with educators, administrators, and families the ground work for the future generations are laid. Please describe the training and experience that qualify you for this office. School System Volunteerism: school tutoring, administration volunteering, field trips, athletics/music/theater booster, and have served on both our junior & high school football club boards. Private Volunteerism: member of the Mountain Creek Summer Swim Team board (several years as coordinator/ co-coordinator), served on the Cobb County Summer Swim Disciplinary Counsel, supported Sandy Plains Baseball, Hoops 2 Heaven Basketball, Sunday School teacher, VBS volunteer, and Mt. Zion UMC’s children’s choir director. Employment: retail management (most notably with KB Toys), Director of Hoops 2 Heaven Basketball, Director of Children’s Ministries at Mt. Zion UMC WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FACING YOUR POLITICAL OFFICE, AND, IF ELECTED, WHAT WILL YOU DO ABOUT IT? Smarter Education – what are we doing to prepare our youth for the changing landscape of the American economy? What CAN we do to best prepare our youth for the needs and opportunities in that changing landscape so that they may be successful? Creative planning and out of the box strategies PARTNERED with fiscal responsibility will prepare our children for the future while staying within our means. WHOM DO YOU ADMIRE MOST, AND WHY? My husband, Shawn Henry. He’s never afraid to make a leap of faith in order to improve in his career or personal life. His number one dedication has always been to our family. He takes the ‘high road’, even when we argue ;) I would not be the person I am today if it weren’t for him. PLEASE LIST THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE YOU AS A PERSON: Faithful, dedicated, creative www.eastcobber.com

Cobb County Democratic Committee. Monthly breakfast. Second Saturday each month. 9am. Piccadilly Cafeteria, 536 Cobb Parkway SE, Marietta. More info: 770-420-7133 or www.cobbdemocrats. com. Cobb County Republican Party. First Saturday of the month. 8am. Cobb GOP headquarters , 700 Roswell Street, Marietta 30060. More info: 770-272-0458 or www.cobbgop.org Cobb County Republican Women. Fourth Friday of the month. 11:30am. Hilton Hotel/Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: 770-785-2522 or www.ccrwc.org. Cobb Regional Republican Women. Third Tuesday, every other month. 7-8:15pm. Cobb County GOP Headquarters, 700 Roswell Road Marietta. More info: Neva Lent, lentneva@aol.com or www.crrw.org. East Cobb Democratic Alliance. Third Thursday of the month. 6-8:30pm. Delkwood Grill, 2769 Delk Road, Marietta. More info: Tom Barksdale, 770-592-9424 or www.eastcobbdems.com. Libertarian Party of Cobb County. First Thursday of the month. 7:30pm. Marietta Fire Station #1, Lower Level Meeting Room, 112 Haynes Street, Marietta. More info: 770-314-0799.

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Candidates for Georgia House of Representatives-District 44 On July 31, Cobb County residents will have the opportunity to vote in the Georgia Primary elections for a variety of political offices. The EAST COBBER presents the two Republican candidates running for the Georgia House of Representatives District 44. The information provided came from the candidates themselves. There are no Democratic candidates running for this post. Don L. Parsons (Incumbent) 770-977-4426 www.donparsons.org repdon@donparsons.org AGE: 64 CITY, STATE BORN: Charleston, West Virginia EDUCATION: BS Degree from West Virginia State University OCCUPATION: Retired from AT&T, Currently Business Consultant. FAMILY: Married to Jo Lynn for 39 years, two adult daughters, six grandchildren ORGANIZATIONS YOU BELONG TO: On numerous boards including Cobb Library Foundation, Georgia Ballet Foundation, North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy HOBBIES: Picture framing, carpentry HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN EAST COBB/COBB COUNTY? 39 years HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ELECTED TO A PUBLIC OFFICE? IF YES, PLEASE LIST OFFICE AND YEAR(S): State representative since 1995 PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS OFFICE’S DUTIES & ITS IMPACT ON EAST COBB. I represent the citizens of my district in the lower chamber of the General Assembly. I am an advocate for those citizens. I listen to their concerns. Many times I pass legislation that is suggested to me by them. I am also an interface for them to other levels of government. Please describe the training and experience that qualify you for this office. I have 18 years experience as a legislator. I have served in my homeowners association, PTA and many civic organizations. I have served as a Chairman of House Appropriations SubCommittee, and for the past four years as Chairman of the House Utilities, Utilities & Telecommunications Committee. WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FACING YOUR POLITICAL OFFICE, AND, IF ELECTED, WHAT WILL YOU DO ABOUT IT? Economic development and creating well paying jobs for our citizens remain our most important challenge. The three areas that I have focused on in my career have been economic development, quality education and affordable and accessible health care. Those issues are all related to each other. WHOM DO YOU ADMIRE MOST, AND WHY? Historically, the person I admire the most is Thomas Jefferson. Without his energy, vision and intellect, the founding of our nation would have been much more challenging. PLEASE LIST THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE YOU AS A PERSON: Thoughtful, accessible, caring


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Joellen Smith 404-414-6089 www.joellensmith.com Joellen@Reagan.com AGE: 52 CITY, STATE BORN: Westchester, New York EDUCATION: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA OCCUPATION: Former Public Relations and Marketing executive. Current executive of an education business (on hiatus). FAMILY: Husband of 19 years, Lee. Two children Sam and Lily. ORGANIZATIONS YOU BELONG TO: Appointed Board Member “Keep It In Cobb,” Commissioner JoAnn Birrell’s buylocal initiative; Senior Citizen Council of Cobb County; Cobb Regional Republican Women’s Group; Cobb County Republican Women’s Club; PTA (former local Vice President); Kennesaw Business Association; Northeast Cobb Business Association; Acworth Business Association HOBBIES: Women’s group at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church. Playing board games with my family. Reading. Exercising. Volunteering and helping my community. HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN EAST COBB/COBB COUNTY? 7 years, 21 years in Georgia HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ELECTED TO A PUBLIC OFFICE? IF YES, PLEASE LIST OFFICE AND YEAR(S): No PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS OFFICE’S DUTIES & ITS IMPACT ON EAST COBB. To consider legislation and pass the budget for the State of Georgia. However, most legislators have forgotten that these seats belong to the people and they must be their representatives. Government has become too expensive, intrusive and unresponsive to the community. Lobbyists are not the constituents. Elected officials say “Trust us we know what’s best, so don’t look behind the curtain.” I say, “Throw the curtain open wide!” Please describe the training and experience that qualify you for this office. Worked for large and small companies overseeing budgets and personnel. Also started company and worked with Kennesaw State and SPSU on technology grant for middle schools. Grass-roots’ advocate for special ed and “twice-exceptional” students. Endorsed by President of NE Cobb Business Association, Board Members of Kennesaw Business Assoc., HOA Presidents, Tea Party leaders, educators, senior advocates, veterans advocates etc. Fought for public safety personnel and have their wide support. Widely supported by school nurses for my work. We’ve been absent a Representative for 18 years. He doesn’t want the job, I do! WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FACING YOUR POLITICAL OFFICE, AND, IF ELECTED, WHAT WILL YOU DO ABOUT IT? Cost of government and its lack of openness; lack of concern about our senior citizens; our struggling K-12 educational system; unethical representatives paying more attention to lobbyists than citizens’ issues. These can all be handled from a fiscally conservative perspective. I have concrete plans. Visit my website at: www.JoellenSmith.com WHOM DO YOU ADMIRE MOST, AND WHY? On the political scene it has to be Sue Everhart (State GOP Chair). We were on opposite sides of a difficult campaign, yet afterwards she was gracious, kind and welcoming. She let me feel that once an election is over, it’s over. She made me feel quite comfortable to continue serving my own party. In an organization, behavior is influenced from the top down. She is a class act. PLEASE LIST THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE YOU AS A PERSON: Conservative, ethical, community involved

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Cobb Sunday Alcohol Sales Referendum Re-Vote To Be On July 31 Ballot Cobb County citizens voted in March on whether to allow package alcohol sales on Sundays, but all of Cobb County will have to vote again on whether to allow Sunday package sales of alcohol on July 31. Here is the referendum voters will be asked to vote on again: Shall the governing authority of Cobb County, Georgia be authorized to permit and regulate package sales by retailers of malt beverages, wine, and distilled spirits on Sundays between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.? (

) YES (

) NO

Former state Rep. Roger Hines of Acworth challenged that Cobb County was wrong to exclude residents of Cobb’s six cities from the March 6 countywide vote. Paulding County Superior Court Judge Arthur Fudger received the case because Cobb’s Superior Court judges

recused themselves. Cobb County Board of Elections decided not to fight Mr. Hines’ challenge, acknowledging it couldn’t win the argument that city residents already voted on the issue when they approved municipal Sunday-sales measures. After reviewing the case, Judge Fudger canceled the outcome of the March 6 referendum on Sunday alcohol sales in unincorporated Cobb County and ordered a new election take place on July 31, when Cobb voters already have a primary scheduled for state and county races. So the Sunday-sales referendum won’t cost more money. The outcome isn’t expected to change. In addition to winning in unincorporated Cobb, Sunday sales received approval in all six cities—Kennesaw, Acworth and Smyrna on Nov. 8; Powder Springs, Marietta and Austell on March 6. If Cobb voters again say yes, Sunday sales will start in unincorporated areas Aug. 12, 10 weeks after the June 3 beginning planned under the original referendum.


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Candidates for Georgia House of Representatives-District 45 On July 31, Cobb County residents will have the opportunity to vote in the Georgia Primary elections for a variety of political offices. The EAST COBBER presents the 3 Republican candidates running for the Georgia House of Representatives District 45 that represents East Cobb and Sandy Springs. The information provided came from the candidates themselves. There are no Democratic candidates running for this post. Matt Dollar (Incumbent) 770-973-9316 www.mattdollar.com mattdollar@hotmail.com

Nick Johnson 404-425-9970 www.nickjohnson2012.com nick@nickjohnson2012.com

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EDUCATION: Pope High School; University of Georgia, Honor’s graduate

EDUCATION: Business Administration at Georgia State University and Computer Science at MITx


OCCUPATION: Owner of Software Development Company

FAMILY: All live in Cobb County. ORGANIZATIONS YOU BELONG TO: Georgia and Cobb County Republican Party, Cobb Co Republican Women (associate member), ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council), American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL), Civil Air Patrol (Major)

FAMILY: Married to Maria with three little boys - Alex, Tristan and Leo.

HOBBIES: Skiing/snowboarding, cooking (all kinds but mostly Big Green Egg!!)

ORGANIZATIONS YOU BELONG TO: American Mensa, Murdock Elementary PTA, Corporate Member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Kennesaw No. 33 F&AM HOBBIES: Hobbies?!? What are those? I have three little boys!




HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ELECTED TO A PUBLIC OFFICE? IF YES, PLEASE LIST OFFICE AND YEAR(S): No. Instead of seeking public office directly out of college and becoming a career politician, I decided to start a family and a business.

PLEASE LIST OFFICE AND YEAR(S): Yes, 10 years as State Representative for East Cobb PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS OFFICE’S DUTIES & ITS IMPACT ON EAST COBB. The primary function of the legislature is to set the state’s budget and pass state law. As a member of the Cobb County delegation, the office also deals with those laws only affecting Cobb County. Please describe the training and experience that qualify you for this office. While a student at UGA I worked for 3 years at the Legislature during session. I did a summer fellowship in DC thru the university’s Honors department. I returned home to graduate and ran for the State House. Since then I have worked hard to serve the people of East Cobb. WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FACING YOUR POLITICAL OFFICE, AND, IF ELECTED, WHAT WILL YOU DO ABOUT IT? The most pressing issue facing this state is jobs and economy. We need to focus on creating an environment where business (small and large) can thrive. Much has been done in this effort over the last 2 years and more will be done. WHOM DO YOU ADMIRE MOST, AND WHY? Ronald Reagan. He exemplified true leadership in my opinion. An engraved piece of marble sits on my desk. “There is no limit to what you can accomplish if you don’t care who gets the credit” - Ronald Reagan PLEASE LIST THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE YOU AS A PERSON: Honest, diligent, inquisitive


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PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS OFFICE’S DUTIES & ITS IMPACT ON EAST COBB. The duty of this office is to exercise the legislative power granted by the people. The people want their money spent wisely without trampling on their individual rights - lower taxes, fewer regulations, and more freedom. Please describe the training and experience that qualify you for this office. I raise a family and run a business. I see firsthand the intended and unintended consequences of government interference on both. The decisions the legislature makes directly impact people’s lives. I pledge to reduce that impact. I pledge to never vote to increase taxes. WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FACING YOUR POLITICAL OFFICE, AND, IF ELECTED, WHAT WILL YOU DO ABOUT IT? There are many important issues - taxation, regulation, education, transportation, and others - but, I believe the most important issue is to reduce the size and scope of government while increasing transparency and eliminating corruption. WHOM DO YOU ADMIRE MOST, AND WHY? My beautiful wife, Maria. With grace and patience, she keeps our household humming and keeps me moving forward. Our boys will be forever blessed by the confidence and love she instills in their hearts on a daily basis. PLEASE LIST THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE YOU AS A PERSON: Resourceful, thoughtful, dedicated

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Candidates for Georgia House of RepresentativesDistrict 45 cont’d from page 32 Cynthia Rozzo 470-234-9586 www.cynthiarozzo.com vote@cynthiarozzo.com AGE: 50 CITY, STATE BORN: Mentor, Ohio EDUCATION: B.S. Public Administration from Indiana University, Bloomington; M.A. International Relations from The University of Kent, Canterbury, England OCCUPATION: Founder/Publisher, EAST COBBER magazine since 1993; Founder/ Producer, East Cobber Community Parade and Festival FAMILY: Married for 25 years to husband, George Haralabidis; three children: Lee, 15, a rising sophomore at Walton High School; Nikos, 13, a rising 8th grader at Dickerson Middle School; and Eleni, 11, a rising sixth-grader at Dickerson Middle School. ORGANIZATIONS YOU BELONG TO: Cobb County Republican Women, Timber Ridge Elementary School PTA; Dickerson Middle School PTA; Walton High School PTA, East Cobb Civic Association; East Cobb Business Association, Association of Free Community Papers, President, Parkridge Homeowners Association; Senior Citizen Council of Cobb County HOBBIES: Travel, gardening, reading HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN EAST COBB/COBB COUNTY? 21 years HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ELECTED TO A PUBLIC OFFICE? IF YES, PLEASE LIST OFFICE AND YEAR(S): No. PLEASE DESCRIBE THIS OFFICE’S DUTIES & ITS IMPACT ON EAST COBB. A state representative represents the values of its citizens, makes decisions on how our tax dollars are spent and acts as an advocate for the community. I believe the citizens in House District 45 want limited government and limited spending. State legislation and budget decisions impact our quality of life. Please describe the training and experience that qualify you for this office. In addition to being well-educated, I believe by applying my communication skills, entrepreneurial spirit, knowledge of social media, familiarity with local groups, I will be an excellent state rep. As a mother of three, I will be able to personally relate to my constituents as well as bring that suburban perspective when considering legislation. WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE FACING YOUR POLITICAL OFFICE, AND, IF ELECTED, WHAT WILL YOU DO ABOUT IT? We need a representative who interacts with the community s/he represents. I will bring greater interaction and communication with citizens. I pledge to hold regular town hall meetings, use social media to monitor constituents’ opinions, inform constituents about the bills being considered, and alert citizens about laws to be voted on. WHOM DO YOU ADMIRE MOST, AND WHY? My father, Carmen Rozzo. As the son of Italian immigrants, he passed down his family’s values to me: do your best, the importance of education, unconditional love, community service, strong faith, hard work, love of family, and patriotism. These values have guided me through my life. PLEASE LIST THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE YOU AS A PERSON: Persistent, hard-working, conscientious. www.eastcobber.com

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Community Calendar Every Wednesday Walks in the Garden at Barrington Hall. Enjoy a guided walk while learning about the historic gardens featuring many century old shrubs and heirloom plants. A short presentation will start the walk at 9:30am. Topics include heirloom roses, growing herbs, wildflowers and pruning shrubs and trees. Sign up is not required but is encouraged. Free. 9:30-11am. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info: 770-640-3855 or www.barringtonhall-roswell.com. Krafty Kids. The East Cobb Library will host a new creative program with a variety of activities like stories, games, music, films, and crafts. For ages 5 and up. June 6: Paper Airplane Obstacle Course; June 13: Alien Invasion; June 20: Fire Truck Tour (ages 3 & up); June 27 Mouse and the Motorcycle movie presentation based on the Beverly Cleary novel; July 11: Underwater Adventure; July 18: Olympic Dreams; July 25: Pet Parade Short Film Fest. Wednesdays at 3:30pm. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068. More info: 770-509-2730 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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Every Saturday Free Arts and Crafts at Lakeshore Learning Store. 11am-3pm. Ages 3 and up. In June, make a Flip Flop Notepad, Key Keeper, Summertime Door Hanger, and Star Spangled Shaker. In July, make a Sunny Day Visor, Pet Fish, Olympic Torch, and a Keep Cool Summer Fan. Door Lakeshore Learning Store, 4287 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-3100 or www.lakeshorelearning.com. Every Saturday and Sunday Marietta Square Farmers Market featuring products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, and cheese. Saturday: 10am-1pm. Sunday: 12-3pm. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net. First Sunday 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. Through July 21 Roswell Summer Puppet Series. Nationally-renowned puppeteers bring all varieties of puppets and marionettes to the stage for a collection of whimsical and captivating performances. Monday-Saturday: 10am. Additional shows Wednesday and Friday: 10am & 1pm. $6/adults. $5/ages 2-12. Puppet-making kits specifically tailored to each show available for purchase for $4 per kit. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info/tickets: 770-594-6232 or www.roswellpuppets.com. June 7-8 Book Sale and Curriculum Fair presented by Johnson Ferry Baptist Church Home School Support Group. Gently used and new items will be available for low prices. Preschool through high school, curriculum, desks, learning materials, arts/crafts, musical instruments, DVDs, videos, textbooks, reading books and manipulatives. Some items half price on Friday. Thursday: 3-8pm. Friday: 8am-1pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: melodeesanchez@hotmail.com. June 8 Cobb Executive Women Luncheon. 11:30am. Members: $20 online (by noon, June 6); $35 at door. Guests: $30 online (by noon, June 6); $45 at door. The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, 17th Floor, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org. Cobb County Master Gardeners Lunch and Learn: Gardening with Children. Share your love of gardening with your children. Master Gardeners Linda Hlozansky and Marge Igyarto will present ideas for outdoor activities and a list of books to entertain and educate children on bad-weather days. Free. Bring your lunch. 12-1pm. Cobb County Water Lab, 662 S. Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-528-4070 or cobbmastergardeners.org. Golden Dragon Acrobats, a performance of Chinese acrobats. 2pm & 8pm. Adults: $25/covered seat; $15/lawn seat. Children (12 & under): $10/covered seat; $8/lawn seat. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. More info/ tickets: 770-819-7765 or www.ticketmaster.com.


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Community Calendar June 8-10 The Blade Show presented by BLADE Magazine. The world’s largest knife show will feature the most diverse array of knife manufacturers, custom knifemakers, collections and products as well as unique educational seminars and competitions. Friday: 2-7pm. Saturday: 9am-6pm. Sunday: 9am-2pm. $15/1-day pass. $35/3-day pass. Ages 12 & under free with paid adult admission. Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: www.bladeshow.com.

June 9, 17, & July 21 Canoeing 101, a great introductory course to canoeing. Learn the basics of canoeing and put your skills to the test. Learn parts of the boat, discover different strokes and practice on a pond. All equipment provided. For ages 5 and up. Members: $10. Non-members: $15. Advance registration required. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055, ext. 237, or www.chattnaturecenter.com. June 9, 23, July 14, 28 Marietta Square Artists Market showcasing artwork created by juried artists showcasing the best of local work. 9am-1pm. Mill Street near Marietta Square. More info: www.mariettaga.gov.

June 9 Marietta Soap Box Derby. Free admission. 8:30am-4:30pm. Marietta High School, 1171 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info: Devan Seabaugh, 678-794-8232 or devan.seabaugh@ maas911.com, or www.mariettasoapboxderby.com.

June 11 Trojans on the Links Golf Tournament benefiting the Lassiter football program. Four-man Texas Scramble format beginning with an 11am shotgun start. $150 includes golf, cart, lunch, shirt and various prizes. Sponsorships available. Brookfield County Club, 100 Willow Run, Roswell. More info: golf@lassiterfootball.net.

Storm Drain Marking Event. Join the Cobb County Water Quality Lab as they mark storm drains in the community and learn the importance of protecting our waterways. 9am-1pm. Cobb County Water Quality Laboratory, 662 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1482 or www.cobbstreams.org. 10th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival. Paddlers of all ages and skill levels will take to the water at Garrard Landing Park on Holcomb Bridge Road at 9am. The race ends at Riverside Park (575 Riverside Road, Roswell) where the festival takes place from 10am-2pm. Enjoy live music, face painting, balloon artists and other family-friendly activities as well as vendors and environmental exhibits. More info: www.chattahoochee.org.

City of Kennesaw Summer Concert Series: Almost Elton John & The Rocket Band featuring multi-talented singer and pianist Craig A. Meyer who bears a striking resemblance to and uncanny ability to sound like Elton John. Lawn seating. Limited number of tables available for rent. 8pm. Free. The Depot, 2828 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw. More info: 770-422-9714 or www.kennesaw-ga.gov/pkrec.

Roswell Lavender Festival honors and commemorates the beauty and various uses of this ancient herb in a lively familyfriendly festival setting featuring a variety of demonstration booths, vendors, crafts, and performances as well as educational booths and lavender plants for sale and musical performance by Ragamuffin Music. 10am-4pm. Free, rain or shine. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info: 770-640-3855 or www.southerntrilogy.com.

June 11-14, 25-28, July 9-12, 16-19, 23-26 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. 8am-4pm. $375. Dodgen Middle School (1725 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta) or Kell High School (4770 Lee Waters Road, Marietta). More info: 770-429-3170 or www.mariettacommunityschool.com.


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Community Calendar June 11-15, 18-22, 25-29, July 9-13 Driver Education at Safe America. Licensed by the State of Georgia Department of Driver Services. 30 hours of classroom training, including the State required Alcohol and Drug Awareness (ADAP) training plus either 6 or 10 hours of private individual behind-the-wheel training with a licensed driver training instructor (individually scheduled in 2-hour increments within 6 months of classroom training completion). 9am-3:30pm. $459/30 hours classroom + 6 hours behind wheel. $559/30 hours classroom + 10 hours behind wheel. $150/30 hours classroom only. Safe America Foundation, 2480 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info/to register: 770-973-7233 or www.safeamerica.org. June 12, 26, July 10, 24 Cooking with Chef John Wilson at Barrington Hall. A full array of classes based on classic European, American and International cuisine as well as cooking techniques will be presented. At the end of each class, participants will dine on the meal they prepared. 6:30-9:30pm. $50/person/class. Reservations required. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info/ reservations: 770-640-3855. June 13 Barrington Hall Lecture Series: General Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Campaign of 1862 with Civil War historian Robert Tanner. Question and answer period follows. 7-8:30pm. Doors open at 6:30. Limited space. Reservations required. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info/reservations: 770-640-3855. Chabad of Cobb Women’s Book Discussion Group: Holy Days - The World of the Hasidic Family by Lis Harris. This books is a personal account of New York’s Hasidic community, its beliefs, its mysteries, and its encounter with secularism in the present age, capturing in rich detail the day-to-day life of this traditional and often misunderstood community. 7:30pm. Free. Whole Foods/ Merchants Walk Community Room, 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-565-4412.

June 13-14 & 23 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. June 13-14: 9am-4pm. June 23: 6-9pm. Court ordered/point reduction: $75. Insurance rate reductions only: $25. Safe America Foundation, 2480 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-7233 or www.safeamericadrivers.org. June 14 & July 4 The Flag Project The flags are displayed by Marietta Kiwanians and their friends and family who place the flags around Cobb County on six nationally recognized holidays each year – Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th, Labor Day, September 11 and Veteran’s Day. The proceeds from this project now fund Kiwanis Scholarships and other Club programs, projects, and grants of the Marietta Kiwanis Foundation. $25/year/flag. More info: 770432-1760, pathuey@comcast.net, or www.mariettakiwanis.org. June 15 Rain Barrel Make & Take Workshop. Participants will create their own rail barrels from 55 gallon drums so please come dressed to be outdoors and working with power tools. 10-11am. Free. Limit 1 barrel per household. Cobb County residents only. Registration required. Cobb County Water Quality Laboratory, 662 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info/to register: 770-528-1482 or http://watershed.cobbcountyga.gov/files/rainbarrels.htm. Juneteenth Concert: Evening Under the Stars presented by Cobb NAACP and the City of Marietta. This is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. Enjoy Jazz on the lawn of Glover Park. Bring your blanket or folding chairs. 7-10pm. This is an alcohol free and litter free event. Marietta Square. More info: www.mariettaga.gov.

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Community Calendar June 15-16 “9 to 5” the musical presented by Cabaret Summer Stock HS Performance Camp. Be blown away by the professional talent and entertainment you can find in Cobb area schools. 7:30pm. Lawn opens at 7pm. Free. Tables available for rent @ $25/table for 8. The Art Place/Mountain View Arts Alliance, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2700.

June 16 Candlelite Concert: Randall Bramblett Band. Bring a picnic and come early for best seating. Food is also available at concessions stand. Gates open at 7pm. Concert starts at 8pm. Free. No lawn chairs allowed. Tables available for rent. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. More info: 770-819-7765 or www.mablehouse.org.

Cobb Classic Rodeo. Bareback riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, tie down roping, team roping, barrel racing, trick riding and rodeo clowns! 8-10pm. $15/adults.$12/children. Children under 5: free. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-684-7277.

June 18 Jump ‘n Jive – OLLI’s Summer Social Event hosted by Kennesaw State University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the College of Continuing and Professional Education. An evening of laughter, music and fun for those who are age 50 and older who are already part of the OLLI family as well as those who may want to see what the program has to offer. Doors open at 5:45pm. Dinner is served from 6-7, followed by music and dancing. $10. Reservations required. Kennesaw State University Center, 3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw. More info/reservations: 770-423-6765 or ccpe.kennesaw.edu/olli.

June 15-17 Divorce Survival Weekend: A Way Out of the Chaos, an educational, supportive weekend retreat in the country connecting women with information resources, and each other with speakers and group activities. $575. More info: Visions Anew Institute, 770-953-2882. June 15-17, 21-24, 28-July 1 Gypsy presented by Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Considered by many to be the greatest American musical ever, Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, focusing on her mother, Momma Rose, whose name has become synonymous with the ultimate show business mother. Her dreams and efforts to raise two daughters to perform on stage cast an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Saturday, June 30: matinee at 2pm. Sunday: 2pm. $25-$45. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-293-0080 or www.atlantalyrictheatre.com. June 15 & 29 Y Business Network. Local business networking and referrals. Open to everyone – Y membership not required. 7:30-8:45am. Northeast Cobb YMCA, 3010 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: ybusinessnetwork.webs.com or Michelle Hutchinson, 770-518-0010 or michelle.hutchinson@wordhelper.com.

June 19 Learn How to Protect Your Identification presented by Terry Sosebee, GBI Agent, sponsored by Academy of Women Leaders. 7:30-9am. $15. InfoMart, 1582 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta. More info/tickets: Hope Felshaw, 770-423-3562 or hfelshaw@ywcanwga.com.


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June 16 34th Annual Possum Trot 10K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run benefits the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Registration opens at 6:30am. Fun Run: 7am. $15. 10K: 7:30am. $28 in advance or $35 race day. Register online at www.active.com or in person at any Big Peach Running Store. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info/to register: 770-992-2055, ext. 226 or d.ford@chattnaturecenter.com. Dream Dash 5K benefiting the Kennesaw Dream Foundation and their Kennesaw Teen Center. 6-7:15am: Registration. 7:30: Race start. $25 in advance. $30 race day. Kennesaw First Baptist Church, 2958 North Main Street, Kennesaw. More info/to register: www.dd5k or www.active.com. Civil War Living History Event. Join Civil War reenactors demonstrating period weapons and showing Civil War uniforms, a children’s activity area, period dancing and music, food and fun. 10am-4pm. Free. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info: www.roswellgov.com. Juneteenth Celebration on the Square. Juneteenth or June 19, 1865, is considered the date the last slaves in America were freed. Join the Cobb NAACP and City of Marietta for a day of family activities, ethnic foods, entertainment, vendors, music, history, and more. Free. 10am-7pm. Glover Park/Marietta Square. More info: 770-425-5757 or www.mariettaga.gov. www.eastcobber.com

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Community Calendar June 19 The Dead Do Tell Tales. Mike Gerhard from the Cobb County Medical Examiner’s Office will present a program about the forensic science of performing autopsies and what they reveal. Examine accident photos and learn about what it’s like to work as a medical examiner. Due to the graphic nature of this program, participants must be at least 13 years old. No exceptions will be made. Registration is required. 3:30pm. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068. More info/reservations: 770-509-2730


June 20 Entrepreneurs 2012: The Millennial Money Makers Fabulous and Flourishing presented by vents Womenetics. The program is aimed at giving reaking e For late-b onth, visit women entrepreneurs of any age the recognition this m om cobber.c and resources needed to increase female www.east business ownership and to lead their organizations to long-term success. 7:30-11:30am. $65 or $550/ table of 10. The Retreat at Perimeter Summit, 1001 Summit Boulevard, Atlanta. More info/to register: Jessica Wilbanks, 404-816-7224 or www.womenetics.com. Barrington Hall Lecture Series: General John Bell Hood, with Civil War historian Robert Tanner. Question and answer period follows. 7-8:30pm. Doors open at 6:30. Limited space. Reservations required. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info/ reservations: 770-640-3855. June 20, 23-24 Accident Avoidance Workshop presented by Marietta/Cobb Driver’s Education. Open to any permitted/licensed driver with basic vehicle control. At least one parent required to attend the entire program with their students. Classroom session (June 20): 6:24pm-9:30pm. Driving Session (June 23-24): 7:45am12:45pm or 1:30-6:30pm. $225 per parent-student team or $265 if both parents attend. All attendees eligible for Defensive Driving Certificates. Siblings 10-13 welcome to attend both sessions at no extra charge. Walton High School, 1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta. More info/to register: 770-262-7009.

June 21 Go Skateboarding Day, an evening of skateboarding activities, contests, demonstrations and fun plus music, giveaways, and food. Free. 6-8pm. Swift-Cantrell Park, 3140 Old 41 Highway, Kennesaw. More info: www.kennesaw-ga.gov. June 22 Kristin Chenoweth in a rare concert appearance performing her most memorable songs and Broadway show tunes, including music from Wicked, Promises, Promises and Glee. 8pm. $37-$125. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: 770-916-2800 or ticketmaster.com. June 23 East Cobb Lions Spaghetti Dinner benefiting local charities. 4-7pm. $7/adults. $3/children. Powers Ferry United Methodist Church, 245 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Chris Walsh, 678-570-7865. Nature’s Healers: Medicinal Plants and Aromatherapy for Women. Horticulturalist Lisa Cole will present an introductory look into the world of healing plants, focusing on herbs and oils used since antiquity to treat a variety of ailments. Includes a hands-on presentation, crafting of floral water and teas for participants to take home and a tour of healing plants. For ages 16 and up. $15/Members. $20/Non-members. Advance registration required. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055, ext. 237, or www.chattnaturecenter.com. Texaco Country Showdown. The Showdown is open to vocal and/or instrumental performers, individuals, or groups of up to seven members who have not performed on a record listed in the national record charts of Billboard, Radio and Records, or The Gavin Report within eighteen months preceding local competition. $20 entry fee per act. Rocco’s Pub, New London Square, 1477 Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb, 30062. For more information about the contest visit: www.countryshowdown.com.

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Community Calendar June 23-24 148th Battle Anniversary of the Battle of Kennesaw. Various events including artillery and infantry demonstrations and civilian and military life encampments. Free. 8am-5pm. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw. More info: 770-427-4686. Georgia Dachshund Races benefiting DREAM Dachshund Rescue. Bring your chair and relax. Raffles, food, races and contests for best costume, size and age, nose, and many more. Saturday: 12-5pm. Sunday: 1-5pm. $5 admission. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-934-2853. June 23, 30, July 7 Cobb Emergency Response Team (CERT) Initial Training Class, sponsored by the Cobb County Emergency Management Agency, provides an opportunity for Cobb County citizens to gain knowledge about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their areas and trains them in basic disaster response skills. Must be at least 16 years of age and either live, work, or worship in Cobb County to participate. Free. 9am-5pm each day. Advance registration required by June 13. Cobb Emergency Management Agency, 140 North Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: Kristin Branaum, 770-499-4567 or kristin.branaum@cobbcounty.org. June 26 Deadline to Enter Miss Cobb County Scholarship Pageant. Contestants must be 17-23 years old, a high school graduate and single. Judging is based on private interview, talent, event gown and physical fitness. More info: Gene Phillips, 770-435-6378 or misscobbcounty@yahoo.com.

June 29 & July 1 The Roswell UMC Patriotic Celebration-Sounds of the Spirit Concert Series: Patriotic Celebration. The 120-voice Roswell United Methodist Church Sanctuary Choir and Atlanta Wind Symphony join forces to raise this inspiring musical tribute to our great nation. Free but ticket required for seating. Friday: 7:30pm. Sunday: 4pm. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell. More info: 770-594-0512. June 30 Unity North Atlanta Fun Fest, a community-wide festival with food, games, farmers market, Kidz Korner, and Classy Re-runs, a highend flea market. 10am-4pm. Free. Unity North Atlanta Church, 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: www.unitynorth.org. Book Launch: Here Comes Dot Com by East Cobb resident Kay Hall. 3-5pm. Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: www.herecomesdotcom.com. Star Spangled Spectacular & Fireworks presented by Kennesaw State University featuring the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. Rain date: July 1. 8pm. Admission opens 6:30pm. Bring chairs, blankets and picnics. Free. Campus Green, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. More info: 7770-423-6000 or www.kennesaw.edu. June 30 – July 1 Eastman Gun & Knife Show. Saturday: 9am-5pm. Sunday: 10am-5pm. $8/adults. 12&under: free. Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 229-424-4555 or www.eastmangunshows.com.

June 28 Cobb Young Professionals presented by Cobb Chamber of Commerce. For young professionals in their 20s and 30s. 5:307:30pm. General admission: $20 online (by noon, June 27); $30 at door. Cobb Chamber Young Professionals: Free online (by noon, June 27); $20 at door. Dave & Busters, 2215 D&B Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org.


Managing Caregiver Stress Lunch N Learn presented by Aloha to Aging. Review the top 10 things that create stress in addition to caregiving for a loved one and discuss how to manage and alleviate stress on a regular basis. 12-1:30pm. $10 in advance. $15 at door. Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4608 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info/reservations: 678-439-1177.

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Community Calendar July 1 Concerts by the Springs: Smokey’s Farmland Band presented by City of Sandy Springs. 7-8:30pm. Lawn opens at 5pm. Free. Heritage Green, 6110 Bluestone Road, Sandy Springs. More info: www.heritagesandysprings.org/concerts-by-the-springs/. July 2 & 3 An American Celebration 2012 featuring the Johnson Ferry Choir and Orchestra. 7:30pm. Ice cream social following the concert in the Fellowship Hall. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-6561 or www.johnsonferry.org. July 3 Salute to America, a pre-Independence Day celebration, featuring high-energy, live music performances and family entertainment plus one of the biggest and brightest firework displays in North Georgia. Free. 6-11pm. Fireworks at 9:30pm. Near the Depot, 2828 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw. More info: www.kennesawjuly3.com. City of Kennesaw Summer Concert Series: Hotel California with opening act “Destination” at 6pm. Lawn seating. Limited number of tables available for rent. 8pm. Free. Fireworks follow at 9:30pm. The Depot, 2828 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw. More info: 770-422-9714 or www.kennesaw-ga.gov/pkrec. July 4 Fourth in the Park. The Marietta Freedom Parade will begin at 10am at Roswell Street Baptist Church and head towards the Square for the start of the Festival. Enjoy food, concerts at 12pm and 8pm, arts and crafts, and watch fireworks at dark. Marietta Square. More info: www.mariettaga.gov.

July 4 Cobb County Republican Picnic. 11:30am-3:30pm. $15. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-272-0458. July 4-8 Mo’ Motown celebrating the stars and influence of Motown with a night of unforgettable song and dance. Wednesday: 7pm. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Sunday: 3pm. $20, assigned seating. Special 4th of July: $30 for ticket to Motown plus a view of fireworks from The Strand rooftop terrace. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org. July 6-8 Frank Cox Gem & Jewelry Show& Sale. Gems, jewelry, beads and more. Free and open to the public. Friday: 1-5pm. SaturdaySunday: 10am-5pm. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 941-954-0202 or www.frankcoxproductions.com. “Scary-etta” Tours. Step aboard the trolley for a spirited 90-minute fully-narrated ride through Marietta. Learn the history of Marietta through the eyes of the dearly departed, hear ghost stories, walk around the Marietta City Cemetery and conclude with a haunting at a local pub and former firehouse full of spirits. 8pm. $27/adults. $14/ages 12 & under. The Historic Marietta Trolley Company, 131 Church Street, Marietta. More info: 770-425-1006 or www.mariettatrolley.com/scary-etta. July 6 & August 3 First Friday Art Walk, a free, self-guided tour of historic Marietta Square’s eclectic art scene. Art galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants and boutiques hosting artists within their businesses will display an Art Walk banner in their window. Maps available at each participating location and at the Marietta Welcome Center. 5-9pm, rain or shine. Historic Marietta Square. More info: www.artwalkmarietta.com. July 7 Tree Climbing, a 2-1/2 hour introductory climb will get you high in a tree for a new perspective. For ages 6 and up. $30/ Members. $35/Non-members. Advance registration required. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055, ext. 237, or www.chattnaturecenter.com, or www.funintrees.com. Roswell Riverside Sounds: Yacht Rock Revue presented by the City of Roswell. This band that calls itself “a living version of those Time-Life music infomercials” will be performing smooth hits from the 1970’s. 7-9pm. Free. Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell. More info: 770-641-3705 or www.roswellriversidesounds.com. B at the Movies: Rio. Free family outdoor movie. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, relax, and enjoy an evening of family friendly entertainment. Movies are presented on a giant inflatable movie screen under the stars. Movies begin at dusk but come early for pre-movie festivities and giveaways. East Cobb Park, 3322 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: www.MoviesOutdoors.com July 9 Cobb Chamber First Monday Breakfast. Speakers: Ed Baker, Publisher, Atlanta Business Chronicle, and Paul Bennecke, Founder and Principal, Red Clay Strategies. Program: Regional Transportation Referendum and & Leadership Cobb Graduates. 7:30am. General admission: $60. Members: $25 online (by noon, July 3); $40 at door. Cobb Galleria Center, 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org.

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Community Calendar July 10 Night Critters. Come and learn about the nocturnal creatures that live in your backyard. Presented by the Cobb County Parks and Recreation. For grades 3-6. 3-4 pm. Registration is required. Mountain View Regional Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066. More info/reservations: 770-509-2725. July 11-12 & 21 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. July 11-12: 9am4pm. July 21: 9am-4pm. Court ordered/point reduction: $75. Insurance rate reductions only: $25. Safe America Foundation, 2480 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-7233 or www.safeamericadrivers.org. July 13 Cobb County Master Gardeners Lunch and Learn: Ikebana. Donna Scott, Certified Instructor, Ichiyo School of Ikebana, will introduce the art of Japanese floral arrangement. Learn what you can do with a few things from the garden to bring beauty into the home. Free. Bring your lunch. 12-1pm. Cobb County Water Lab, 662 S. Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-528-4070 or cobbmastergardeners.org. July 13-14 Antique Gun & Military Collectibles Show & Sale. Friday: 12-5pm. Saturday: 9am-5pm. $6/adults.$1/ages 6-12.Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: Richard Shields, 704-282-1339 or richard@thecarolinatrader.com. July 13-22 Marietta Campmeeting’s 175th Year of Praising God! Starts with a covered dish picnic at 6pm on Friday followed by the first service at 7:30pm. Services will be held twice daily (11am and 7:30pm) the remaining days ending with the 11am Communion Service on Sunday, July 22. Guest pastors and speakers. Special celebration event on Saturday, July 14, 12:30-10pm, with food and games. Free and open to the public. 2301 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: www.mariettacampmeeting.com.

July 16 Sheriff’s Annual Corn Boilin’ hosted by Sheriff Neil Warren. 5:308pm. $20. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-429-8287. July 18 Everyone Sells: Selling Skills for Those Not in Sales presented by Cobb Chamber of Commerce. Speaker: Al Simon, President, Sandler Training. Program: Business University Seminar. 9-11am. General admission: $40. Members: $20 online (by noon, July 17); $25 at door. Cobb Chamber of Commerce, 240 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or cobbchamber.org. July 21-22 RK Gun & Knife Show. Saturday: 9am-5pm. Sunday: 10am-5pm. $8/adults.$2/ages 12 and under.Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 563-927-8176 or www.rkshows.com. 2012 Peach State Summer Seiger, an International All Breed Canine Association (IABCA) dog show. 9am-5pm. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 503-316-9860 or www.iabca.com. July 24 Smith Plantation Genealogy Lecture Series: Civil War Record, a special workshop in honor of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War researching genealogy and war records conducted by genealogist Susan Sloane. The seminar covers wars and conflicts in American history and the resulting records that are especially useful to family historians. $5. Advance reservations suggested. Smith Plantation, 935 Alpharetta Street, Roswell. More info/ reservations: 770-641-3978 or www.roswellgov.com.

July 14 13th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival. Dance with butterflies to live music. Create arts and crafts, face painting, and entomology exhibits. Buy butterfly host plants and ask garden experts how you can attract butterflies to your garden. Wear your butterfly wings and march in the parade. Bring your camera! Saturday: 9am-5pm. Sunday: 12-5pm. Members: $8. Non-members: $10. Ages 2 and under: free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055, ext. 226, or www.chattnaturecenter.com. July 14 Smooth Jazz on the Square presented by Jazz Grooves, a 4-yearold Marietta based jazz concert promotion company. 7pm. $25$36. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org. Vive Concert featuring Son By 4 and EMA. 7:30pm. $28-$33. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: 770-916-2800 or ticketmaster.com. Smyrna Summer Concert Series: Soulhound, described as “The Meters meets Hendrix meets Steely Dan.” 7-10pm. Free. Village Green, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna. More info: 770-434-6600 or www.smyrnacity.com. www.eastcobber.com

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Community Calendar July 26-28 All 4 Kids Consignment Sale. Bring a laundry basket with a long belt or rope tied to it to help carry all of your goodies while you shop as no baskets are provided. Thursday: 9:30am-7pm. Friday: 9am-7pm. Saturday: 9am-1pm. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: www.all4kids.com. July 26 & 29 Nature Meditation Workshop. To help you reawaken your capacity to experience, participate in, and communicate with the world of life all around us and within us. Gentle stretching, breathing, walking, and meditation in a beautiful natural setting. For ages 10 and up. 9:30-11am. General admission: $20. Members: $15. Advance registration required. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-9922055, ext. 237, or www.chattnaturecenter.com. July 27 Super Why: You’ve Got the Power! Preschoolers have “the power” to experience Super WHY as never before in this first-ever live show based on the top-rated PBS KIDS TV series. 6:30pm. $20.50-$38.50. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/tickets: www.superwhylive. com or ticketmaster.com.

August 3-4 Born Again Blessings Consignment Sale benefiting the Hilda Cagle Foundation 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. Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: www. bornagainblessings.com. August 4 Smyrna Summer Concert Series/August Birthday Celebration. Celebrate the birth of Smyrna with music by Banks & Shane and Smokey’s Farmland Band, festival foods, games for children, a beer garden for adults and a giant birthday cake. Fireworks will close the festivities. 6-10pm. Free. Village Green, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna. More info: 770-434-6600 or www. smyrnacity.com.

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Glover Park Evening Concert Series: The Fabulous Expressions/ Beach. Bring a blanket and picnic dinner or dine in one of the many fine restaurants on the square and enjoy a free concert. Blankets and lawn chairs allowed after 4pm. Concert at 8pm. Tables available for rent. Marietta Square. More info: 770-7945601 or www.mariettaga.gov. July 27-29, August 2-5, 9-12 Legally Blonde the Musical presented by Atlanta Lyric Theatre. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone more “serious,” sorority star Elle sets out to go to Harvard Law School, proving to herself that being true to yourself never goes out of style. $25$45. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Saturday, August 11: matinee at 2pm. Sunday: 2pm. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-293-0080 or www. atlantalyric theatre.com.

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July 28-29 36th Annual Collectible Glass Show and Sale presented by Peach State Depression Glass Club. Saturday: 10am-5pm. Sunday: 10am-4pm. $8, cash only (good both days) or $15 to include private early entry Saturday 8:30am. Nationally recognized dealers. Antique and vintage glass, pottery, Depression Era glass, kitchenware and dinnerware. Free seminars. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 770426-1458 or www.psdgc.com.

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Fourth of July Festivities Our nation’s birthday is celebrated coast to coast with fireworks, picnics and festivals. Metro Atlanta is no different. Several cities have Fourth of July events that offer a fun time for your family. Here are some great ways to celebrate Independence Day that are just a short drive away: ACWORTH – July 4


Concert and fireworks sponsored by The City of Acworth and the Acworth Business Association. Live music will start at 4pm leading up to headliners “FLASHBACK” at 6pm. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30pm. Food vendors will be on site. Free admission. Tables for 6 are available for rent: $50 for Acworth residents and $70 for non-residents. Free shuttle service starting at 3pm available from the city hall and the post office parking lot. Located at Lake Acworth Beach at Cauble Park, 2293 Beach Street, Acworth. More info: 770917–1234 or visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org.

Salute to America, a pre-Independence Day celebration, will feature high-energy, live music performances and family entertainment from 6-11pm. Main stage performers include teen singing sensation Kaylin McClure, an electrifying Neil Diamond tribute show featuring the vocal talents of Conner Lorre, and The Stranger, who are undeniably the world’s most authentic tribute to the legendary Billy Joel. Fireworks will begin at 9:30pm. Free admission. Blankets, chairs and coolers allowed. Tables for 6 available for rent at $75. Food and beverages for sale. No alcohol. Concert begins at 8pm at The Depot, 2828 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw. More info: 770-422-9714 or www.kennesawjuly3.com.

ALPHARETTA- July 4 Celebrate Independence Day with family and friends at the City of Alpharetta’s annual fireworks show hosted by Alpharetta Recreation and Parks Department. Food vendors open 4-9pm and children’s activities from 4-8pm at the Even Lawn behind Alpharetta Community Center. Live musical entertainment featuring local bands starts at 7pm. Spectacular fireworks display begins at dusk! Bring a lawn chair and blanket. No alcohol allowed. Located at Wills Park, 11925 Wills Road, Alpharetta. More info: 678-297-6133 or wprcprograms@alpharetta.ga.us.

MARIETTA – July 4 Fourth in the Park celebration presented by Marietta Parks and Recreation. Parade starts 10am at Roswell Street Baptist Church, 774 Roswell Street SE, Marietta, and ends at North Marietta Parkway. Followed by concerts, museum tours, arts and crafts show, food, carnival games, and fireworks finale at 9:30pm in Glover Park/Marietta Square. More info: 770-794-5601 or www.mariettaga.gov. POWDER SPRINGS – July 4


Independence Day Celebration featuring live entertainment, children’s activities, food and fireworks at dark. Celebrate from 4pm until 10pm. Historic Town Square, 4488 Pineview Drive, Powder Springs. More info: 770-943-1666 or www.cityofpowdersprings.org.

21st Annual Dunwoody Salutes America Fourth of July Parade hosted by the Dunwoody Homeowners Association and the Dunwoody Crier Newspaper. Begins at 9:00am. Features marching bands, local personalities, and floats. Festival with live entertainment, activities, children’s area, and Dunwoody United Methodist Boy Scout barbeque follows at Dunwoody Village: 5483 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. This year’s theme: Service to Community and Nation

ROSWELL – July 4 13th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza presented by City of Roswell. Live entertainment, children’s carnival, and food. Bring picnics, lawn chairs and blankets. Band performances at 6pm and 7:30pm featuring Back Trax and Banks & Shane. Fireworks begin at dark. Roswell High School, 11595 King Road, Roswell. More info: 770-641-3705 or www.roswellgov.com.

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WOODSTOCK –July 4 Freedom Fest begins at 10am with a parade starting at Old WalMart/Furniture Express on Hwy. 92, traveling north on Main Street through the Olde Town merchant district to Woodstock Elementary School. Food vendors, children’s activities, musical entertainment, and crafts until 3pm at The Park at City Center, 101 Arnold Mill Road, downtown Woodstock. Fireworks begin at dusk behind the Target shopping center at Hwy 92 and I-575. More info: 770-517-6788 or www.woodstockga.gov.



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Holding criminals accountable Highly qualified, he is known for having the conservative judicial temperament needed in our court systems, always holding convicted criminals accountable for their actions. Judge Poole is now in his third term on the Juvenile Court and, for over nine years, has served one week per month as an Assisting Superior Court Judge.

concerned for Families A protector of Cobb families in Juvenile Court, Judge Poole has continually sought to do what’s best for our community. He has demonstrated his ability to be fair, respectful and a good listener. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Poole practiced law in Cobb County for 18 years before state and federal courts, handling virtually all types of cases faced by Superior Court Judges. He represented the Marietta City Schools for more than 15 years. He and his wife Lucia, an advanced mathematics teacher at Harrison High School, have five children and are active members of Marietta First United Methodist Church.

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Atlanta Persian & Siamese Rescue 3705 New Macland Rd • Powder Springs, GA 30127 Adoption Hotline: 404-272-8962 • www.cat-rescue.org Basset Hound Rescue of Georgia P.O. Box 680322 • Marietta, GA 30068 770-499-1164 • www.bhrg.org


Cobb Alley Cats 770-436-6758 Cobb County Animal Shelter 1060 Al Bishop Drive • Marietta, GA 30060 770-499-4136 • www.humanecobb.org/shelterdirections.html As a unit of the Department of Public Safety, it is responsible for handling all complaints in Cobb County regarding dangerous, stray, or dead animals and animal cruelty. Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 9:30am-5pm; Sundays: 2-5pm.

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Collie Rescue of Metro-Atlanta www.collierescueatlanta.org/ Contact: atlcollres@aol.com Ferrett Business of Georgia 1403 Old Virginia Court SE • Marietta, GA 30067 www.petfinder.com/shelters/ferretbusiness.html Contact: Juliana, 770-984-1417 or Jill, 770-924-4724

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Forgotten Paws Pet Rescue 770-517-8399 • www.forgottenpaws.com Contact: info@forgottenpaws.com Good Mews Animal Foundation 736 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta, GA 30068 770-499-CATS • www.goodmews.org A non-profit organization that operates a no-kill, cage-free shelter for homeless, abused, and abandoned cats.

Mostly Mutts 2774 North Cobb Parkway, Ste. 109-189 Kennesaw, GA 30152 770-325-7387•www.mostlymutts.org

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Our Pal’s Place, Inc 4508 Canton Road • Marietta, GA 30066 678-795-0202 • www.ourpalsplace.org Pet adoption facility and education center. Its mission is to rescue dogs from euthanasia at local animal control shelters Papillon 911 haven4paps@aol.com www.pap911rescue.org Rescues and nurtures Papillons back to health, eventually placing them in good homes. They have rescued over 450 dogs in four years.

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Humane Society of Cobb County, Inc. 148 Fairground Street, SE • Marietta, GA 30060 770-428-5678 or 770-428-9882 • www.humanecobb.org Encourages the humane treatments of animals and proper care of pets. Offers animal control, humane education, library, lost and found, and adopt-a-pet program.

Peach State Sheltie Rescue, Inc. 678-494-0413 • www.peachstatesheltierescue.org Contact: jflowers42000@yahoo.com.


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dining guide American 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. Chicago’s Steak and Seafood 4401 Shallowford Road., Roswell 30075 770-993-7464 www.chicagosrestaurant.com Mon: 5pm-9pm Tu-Thur: 5pm-10pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-11pm Sunday Brunch: 11:00am-2pm Full dinner menu available from 11:00am-9pm Serving East Cobb since 1991, this local favorite offers relaxed dining, warm hospitality with its new vintage, elegant vibe. 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


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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 Fri: 5pm-11pm. Sat: 12pm-11pm Sun: 12pm-10pm A family owned and operated chain of Japanese steak and sushi restaurants. The goal is total guest satisfaction. If you love steak and sushi, they will not disappoint.

Heywood’s Meat Haus 2145 Roswell Road, Suite 140 Marietta 30062 404-410-7997 www.heywoodsmeat.com Monday-Friday: 11am-8pm Saturday: 9am-8pm Heywood’s is a chef driven artisan butcher shop focused on the quality of the product we provide our patrons.

Brazilian Botekim Brazilian Bistro 1410 Terrell Mill Road SE Marietta 30067 678-402-7584 botemkimbrazilianbistro.com Mon-Sat: 11:30am-10pm Sun: 11:30am-4pm

Chinese 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.

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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.

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

Cupcakes 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.

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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. We have goods from Italy, Germany and all over Europe. European Deli serves fresh, homemade traditional Russian cuisine like hot fresh breads, stuffed cabbage, red beet salad and babaganoush.

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.

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

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt www.menchies.com Sun: 12pm - 9pm Mon-Thurs: 11am - 9pm Fri-Sat: 11am - 10pm >The Avenue at East Cobb, 4475 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062 770-973-9009 >2960 Shallowford Rd, Ste 112, Marietta 30066 770- 971-6601 Customers help themselves to an unlimited mix of fresh yogurt and toppings at a unique selfserve station with more than 100 rotating flavors.

Yogolycious Frozen Yogurt 2100 Roswell Rd., Marietta 30062 770-509-2345 www.yogolycious.com Mon-Sat: 11am-10pm Sun: 12pm-8pm At Yogolycious, customers are offered a selection of over 40 different varieties of dry toppings, nuts and fresh cut fruit and best of all, they are known for maintaining top notch cleanliness and their employes strive to provide exceptional customer service at all times.

Irish/American 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.


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Edible Arrangements 4880 Lower Roswell Rd., Ste 820 Marietta 30068 770-579-7081 www.ediblearrangements.com Mon-Fri: 8am-7pm Sat: 8am-5pm Sun: 8am-1pm Delicious, high quality, artistically designed fresh fruit arrangements that are practical and healthy gifts and centerpieces for everyday occasions and events.

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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Italian CAFFE FORTUNATO 255 Village Parkway, Suite 330 Marietta 30067 770-951-1394 Daily: 11am-2:30pm and 5pm-10pm (Fri-Sat till 11pm)

Tijuana Joe’s 690 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 770-321-1233 Mon-Sun: 11am-10pm/11pm on weekends



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.

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

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Best Bets for Barbecue in East Cobb By Alex Ewalt Summer is here, and that means quality barbecue with all the fixings. Whether it’s an area staple like Williamson Bros. or a newcomer like Grand Champion, East Cobb has all you ‘cue fanatics covered. Here are East Cobb destinations for top-notch smoked meats: Georgia Rib Company 4930 Davidson Road NE, Marietta/East Cobb, 30068 770-973-7427 • www.georgiaribcompany.com

Sam’s BBQ 1 4944 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb, 30068 770-977-3005 • www.bbq1.net

This is a huge space — the old Sparkles skating rink, for those who remember — that doubles as a venue for live entertainment (Skyy Ballroom) with several different dining and event rooms. But the ribs are the specialty, and the baby back ribs, beef ribs or Denver lamb ribs are on top of the menu. There’s barbecued brisket, pork, chicken and even shrimp. Sides include the signature stuffed potato (with your choice of barbecued meat, and chili/mac and cheese/Brunswick stew topped with Colby cheese) and onion rings by the loaf. Also served are sandwiches, salads, burgers, fries and tater tots.

Formerly Sam and Dave’s, Sam Huff’s place is right next to the Parkaire shopping center. Sam’s specializes in pig — ribs, pulled pork, even special events with whole hog and other goodies on weekends. Other than pork, Sam’s serves up beef short ribs, brisket, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, and desserts like fried apple pie and rum cake. Burgers and hot dogs are on the menu as well. Sam’s also offers its “Pork U” classes for budding barbecue experts, with a full-day session every month through September taught by Sam and the award-winning Lost Mountain Barbecue competition team.

Grand Champion 4401 Shallowford Road, Roswell, 30075 770-587-4227 • www.gcbbq.net

Sonny’s 160 Cobb Parkway, Marietta, 30060 770-428-1534 • www.sonnysbbq.com

A newcomer to the scene last August, Grand Champion in the Shallowford Falls shopping center is Kansas City style with some North Carolina and local flavor thrown in. BBQ plates include baby back ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, sausage plates, and half-chicken on the bone. GC sticks to the barbecue basics on the menu. Pulled pork, chicken, sausage or brisket sandwiches, as well as sides like baked beans, cole slaw and potato salad are also there. Parties can order Family Pit Packs, with either 1.5 or 2.5 pounds of meat, Texas toast, sides and drinks. Meat by the pound is also available for purchase.

One of nearly 20 locations in Georgia (which is just one of nine Southeastern states where the chain is found), Sonny’s offers a variety of flavors and styles for its ribs, chicken and beef, as well as big platters and sampler plates. The menu ranges from basic barbecue to general Southern-style cooking, with a salad bar. Featured appetizers are chicken wings, fried okra and onion rings. Plates include “sweet and smokey” ribs, classic dryrub ribs or baby back ribs, as well as smoked beef, barbecue chicken and pulled pork. Also steaks, smoked turkey sandwiches and seafood to supplement the ‘cue.

Rib Ranch 2063 Canton Road, Marietta/East Cobb, 30066 770-422-5755 • www.theribranch.com

Williamson Bros. 1425 Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb, 30062 770-971-3201 • www.williamsonbros.com

This is barbecue with a Texas-Southwestern flair, with a more general Tex-Mex and all-American menu as well. Start off with appetizers like BBQ quesadillas and BBQ nachos before heading into the pork ribs, beef ribs, baby back ribs, barbecue sandwiches and all the standard ‘cue sides with their signature Texas chili. There are also salads and a wide range of lunch and dinner combinations. Rib also offers breakfast starting at 8 a.m. on the weekend. That menu features huevos rancheros, TexMex breakfast tacos, omelets, biscuits and gravy, skillet meals, Belgian waffles and fresh fruit.

One of three Metro Atlanta locations and a catering center, Williamson Bros. has been around since 1990 and has a big menu with a little bit of everything. WB prides itself on its wide variety of sauces, which it sells bottled right out of the store. Choose among appetizers like buffalo wings, nachos, fried okra and fried green tomatoes before making your way to one of the many platters like pulled pork, BBQ beef, chicken, ribs, even catfish and Polish sausage. Sides include homemade onion rings, Brunswick stew, collard greens and mac and cheese. A trip to the website will do the massive menu justice.

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Taste of East Cobb - A Palate-Pleasing Success! Thousands flock to 7th annual outdoor food festival

Hungry festival goers packed Taste of East Cobb on Saturday, May 5th, to feast on delicious samples provided by many of the area’s top restaurants. Thousands of foodies and families basked in abundant sunshine and warm springtime weather while they enjoyed the festival’s great food, family fun and wonderful live music, and explored the diverse product and service offerings of over 45 local area vendors. In only its seventh year, Taste of East Cobb has already secured its spot as a favorite East Cobb tradition. While once again pleasing the palates of the huge crowd of area residents in attendance, this year’s outdoor food festival at The Avenue® East Cobb also benefited the overall community in other important ways. All net proceeds of the event will once again be used to help fund the award-winning band program at Walton High School. In fact, this year’s Taste of East Cobb finished as the most successful fundraiser in the long history of this distinguished music program. Also, for the first time this year, Taste of East Cobb teamed up with MUST Ministries to help fight hunger in the community through “CANS TO TASTE,” a special one-day food drive. Festival goers helped re-stock Must Ministries’ pantry throughout the day by filling food barrels at the event with donated canned goods. Taste of East Cobb clearly lived up to its reputation as “The Most Delicious Saturday of the Year” once again. Each participating restaurant served up a taste bud pleasing variety of delectable menu items, leading to intense competi-

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tions for each of the 2012 Best of Taste of East Cobb Awards. With special thanks to all festival goers who cast votes, Taste of East Cobb organizers are pleased to announce the following 2012 Restaurant Award Winners: > Best Taste: Seed Kitchen & Bar > Best Dessert: Keegan’s Public House > Best Value: Seed Kitchen & Bar > Friendliest Service: Baked > Most Likely to Visit: Red Sky Tapas > Highest Sales: Georgia Rib Company Taste of East Cobb will return again in 2013 on Saturday, May 4th, with more great food, live music and family fun! So be sure to mark your calendars now! Taste of East Cobb is a premier outdoor food festival and community event for tasters of all ages that has become a favorite annual tradition of area residents. The festival is held each year on the first Saturday in May and showcases the area’s finest restaurants. Taste of East Cobb is packed full of great food and plenty to see and do, and offers attendees as well as participating restaurants, vendors and sponsors the best value for the dollar of any of the “taste” events in the Atlanta metropolitan area. For more information, please visit www.tasteofeastcobb.com or see us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ TasteofEastCobb2012).


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Realtor Manages Influx of New Homeowners to East Cobb by Karen Pressley

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Brenda Brown, an East Cobb resident and Realtor/Relocation Specialist with Keller Williams® Realty, ventures through the distinctive neighborhoods of East Cobb. She envisions what it will be like when the 71 families of her current relocation project transition here from their Georgia college campus town this summer.


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Due to the upcoming closure of this college campus, Brenda and her team are handling the buying and selling of homes for each of the faculty and staff who have chosen to move to East Cobb. As a champion for all that East Cobb has to offer, Brown made numerous trips out of town to meet with the families and present the benefits of living in East Cobb. She developed welcome packets that helped familiarize the newcomers with area services and benefits. Brown arranged and conducted home tours that offered the home buyers many options to help in their decision-making process. ss Brenda Brown

Brown’s efforts to promote East Cobb for this relocation project stem from her commitment to the expansion of not only these families’ lives, but also to the continued growth of the East Cobb community. Her love for East Cobb underscores her desire to help homebuyers take advantage of East Cobb’s strong home values, even in this tenuous economy. “East Cobb sells itself, not only from excellent schools, shopping, restaurants, and cultural life, but particularly with its strong home values,” Brown said. As an Accredited Buyers Representative, Brown and her team are working to make the transition as effortless as possible for these families. She and Mary Caffrey, along with Brown’s network of Keller Williams specialists, are ensuring that these families’ homes get sold in a timely manner. Since the faculty and staff must be settled by August, the months of June and July promise a flurry of activity for not only these 71 families, but also for Brown and her KW team. To ensure these relocations take place seamlessly, Brown relies upon her broker and sounding board, Jim Alexander, who heads up the Keller Williams Atlanta North (KWAN) office. “He has been very supportive in pulling together a group of people to make this relocation a huge success.” she said. Brown began her real estate career in 1996, specializing in commercial property sales. She eventually branched into residential property sales, including the pursuit of innovative projects like this one which have enabled her to expand her credentials as a relocation specialist.

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Career Groups Help East Cobbers With unemployment rates still creeping up, the EAST COBBER has compiled a list of job search resources and events in the East Cobb area. These groups provide support and expertise in assisting the job seeker with resume writing, interviewing skills, networking, and job leads. Many meet at or are sponsored by a church, but all job seekers are welcome. Often a contact with the groups listed below (or their websites) will lead you to other groups that are geographically convenient to you. First Presbyterian Church of Marietta 69 N. Marietta Parkway, Marietta 30060 Bill Lins, 404-558-1579 or Bob Sabin, 770-795-9084 > Career Transitions Ministries Every 3rd Monday, 6:15pm


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Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS) East Cobb Office: 1501 Johnson Ferry Rd., Ste 100 770- 933-0081 Dunwoody Office: 4549 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd. 770-677-9300 www.YourToolsForLiving.org > Career Connections Job Development, Career Counseling, Career Workshops, GradWORKS, Call (770)677-9358 for more information Johnson Ferry Baptist Church 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068 678-784-5270 • crossroads@jfbc.org • www.jfbc.org > Crossroads Career Network First Monday of the month, 6:15-9pm


Catholic Church of St. Ann 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062 770-552-6400, ext. 6104 • careerquest-sa@comcast.net www.st-ann.org > Career Quest Every Tuesday, 6:30pm

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Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church 4608 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068 678-560-7230 or kibbie.jones@mtbethel.org www.mtbethel.org > Career Ministry Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 6:30-9pm

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Roswell United Methodist Church 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell 30075 Jay Litton, 770-518-1547 or 770-993-6218 www.rumcjobnetworking.com > RUMC Job Networking Ministry. Every 2nd & 4th Monday, 1:00-9:00 pm (5:45 dinner) www.eastcobber.com

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WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb

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Offering the highest quality imaging with addition of 16-Slice CT, MRI and expanded Women’s Services

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!

CHIROPRACTIC Highland Family Chiropractic Jasia Lachcik, DC 2790 Sandy Plains Rd. 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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WellStar is committed to providing the best technology to the community with a High-Field Short-Bore MRI 1.5 Tesla which has expanded our women’s imaging services to include Breast MRI. This MRI System offers higher quality exams while providing patient comfort with its open ended design. In addition, our 16-slice CT Scanner offers improved diagnostic accuracy with shorter scan times. WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb is now also performing Heart Screenings for $99 or $149/couple. Most insurance plans are accepted, and the helpful WellStar staff is happy to answer insurance related questions. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Extended hours Thursday until 6:30p.m. and Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm for Mammography and MRI (non-contrast). Call 678-581-5900 to schedule your imaging appointment with WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb. WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb 1070 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 100, Marietta, GA 30068 770-793-9200 P A I D   A D V E R T I S E M E N T

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Debbie J. Emerson, LPC

5505 Roswell Road, Suite 200 • Atlanta 30342 404-949-0049 • www.imagecosmeticcenter.com Tue & Thur: 9am-4pm Plastic and reconstructive surgery, offering a personal and open approach to helping patients achieve their goals of cosmetic and functional improvement. Free consultations.

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

Marietta Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center 111 Marble Mill Road NW • Marietta 30060 770-425-7575 • www.mariettafacialplastics.com Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9am-6pm; Fri: 9am-5pm Beauty is many things to each of us. At Marietta Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center, Dr. Yellin and his team listen to your concerns, create a treatment plan and deliver results that will not only enhance your facial appearance but will boost your self-confidence and self-esteem.

Marietta Plastic Surgery 823 Campbell Hill Street • Marietta 30060 770-425-0118 • www.mariettaplasticsurgery.com Provides all forms of plastic and reconstructive surgery including breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tucks, and breast reconstruction for breast cancer patients.

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DENTISTS Atlanta Smiles & Wellness 4405 Northside Parkway, Suite 115 • Marietta 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

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.

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.

Ruth H. Clemans, DDS 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!

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Dr. Weiss MD, ENT

4939 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068 404-816-7900 • www.dermatologyaffiliates.com Mon: 7-12 and 2-6, Tues: 7-12, Wed: 7-5, Thurs: 7-12 Dermatology Affiliates employs years of experience, cutting edge technologies, and a patient-centered philosophy to help clients obtain healthy, beautiful skin. Our board certified physicians encourage annual skin checks and patient education to prevent and diagnose skin cancer, rosacea, acne, psoriasis, eczema, and other skin diseases. Our doctors, aestheticians, and laser specialists work together, using the latest advances in cosmetic dermatology, to help each individual achieve radiant skin.

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

Dermatology Consultants 1519 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 100 • Marietta 30062 770-971-3376 • www.dermatologyconsultants.org Monday-Friday: 7am-4:30pm A full-service practice dedicated to providing the finest medical, surgical, and cosmetic care. Our physicians draw on more than 75 years of experience in evaluating, diagnosing and treating virtually every type of skin problem.

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

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

MARTIAL ARTS Choi Kwang Do 4994 Lower Roswell Road Suites 18 & 19 • Marietta 30068 678-883-CHOI (2464) • www.eastcobbckd.com Adult classes offered Monday-Friday at 7pm and Saturdays at 12 noon. Discover the benefits of Martial Arts for your mind and body!

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WellStar Kennestone Imaging Center in East Cobb Lillian McCarthy, Office Manager 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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All Natural Anti-Aging Spa Opens in East Cobb Ageless Evolution is the first all natural noninvasive anti-aging spa to open in the Atlanta area. Owner, Jo-Ann Baldyga, created her signature agedefying treatments based on celebrity skin care protocols cultivated in New York and Beverly Hills. Her all natural anti-aging spa features treatments that had only been available to the rich and famous before now. Using cutting edge ss Ageless Evolution Owner, technology developed by Jo-Ann Baldyga NASA and the computer industry, Jo-Ann is a leader in designing skin care protocols that are highly results-oriented as well as creating holistic treatments at an affordable price. Ageless Evolution, also referred to as “Age Evo,” provides fat removal, body sculpting, facial sculpting and more with unrivaled results at a fraction of the cost of painful, invasive procedures. Their treatments have been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Oz, and The Doctors. Whether you are a teenager dealing with acne, or an adult fighting baby fat deposits, cellulite, wrinkles or saggy skin, the friendly staff at Ageless Evolution can provide a service to meet your specific needs. With no down time, it is a quick and simple choice for those who want to look younger, be slimmer and not have to go through any pain or risk to achieve that goal. Age Evo opens their center to host a variety of “Girls Night Out” events. They can accommodate parties of 6-12 ladies. It is a great place to unwind, have fun, eat, drink and be pampered in a warm cozy environment. For more information and to see what their clients have been boasting about, check out the website at www.agelessevolution.com Discover how Ageless Evolution’s staff and its services can improve the way you look and feel. Visit Ageless Evolution at 4994 Lower Roswell Rd., Suite 27, in Marietta/East Cobb or call 770-500-3837 to schedule a free consultation.

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FAMily MeDicine AnD GeRiATRic MeDicine Whitney Denton, M.D. H Shravantika Reddy, M.D.

Johnson Square | 1523 Johnson Ferry Road | Building 1523 Suite 150 | Marietta, GA 30062 | 678-403-4660 • Preventive healthcare for children, adults and seniors • GYN exams/care • Blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol management

Whitney Denton, M.D. Family Medicine

Shravantika Reddy, M.D. Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine

FAMily MeDicine, inTeRnAl MeDicine AnD PeDiATRicS Waldon Garriss, M.D., M.S., FAAP, FAcP H Mitzi Rubin, M.D., FAAFP

3939 Roswell Road, Suite 200 | Marietta GA 30062 | 770-973-2272 • Adult, child and newborn well-exams • Blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes management • Transition of adolescents from childhood to adult care

Mitzi Rubin, M.D., FAAFP Waldon Garriss, M.D., Family Medicine M.S., FAAP, FAcP Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

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Bridal Beauty Boot Camp It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. My boyfriend Will and I were walking our Yorkie around Piedmont Park and admiring Midtown’s skyline reflecting on Lake Clara Meer. Suddenly, he twirled me to face him, got down on one knee, and asked me to marry him. I hyperventilated, said YES(!), and then dove headfirst into the hectic world of wedding planning.

MRI & CT Marietta Imaging Center 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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3535 Roswell Road, Suite 8, Marietta GA 30062 678-560-8065 • www.MariettaEyeDoctor.com Mon & Tues: 9:30am-6pm; Wed: 8:30am-5pm; Thurs: 9:30am6pm; Fri: 8:30am-5pm Eyes on Providence is a full service optometrist and primary point of care for your eyes. Whether it’s red itchy eyes, eye infections, or you just need glasses, Eyes on Providence can help. We are a boutique practice looking to spend time with you and give you the service you deserve.

Every boot camp has ground rules, like being awake at ss Corinne Erickson, MD 5am and running up and down muddy hills, and this boot camp is no exception. 1. Know thy skin. 2. Establish your goals. 3. Know your timeline. 4. Know your budget. Based upon these ground rules, I have laid out the following boot camp schedule. I’ll give you examples of products and procedures I plan to use, but, remember, everyone is different and needs to work with their dermatologist to design a customized skin care plan. 6 + Months to Aisle Time: This is the time to look carefully at your skin and decide on your priorities. Are you battling breakouts or perplexed by pigmentation? If you’re wearing a strapless or backless dress, is there any acne or sun damage on those areas that needs to be addressed? I have started using a topical retinoid every night to even out my complexion and prevent breakouts. I have also found an eye cream that smoothes out fine lines and brightens dark circles, and a face moisturizer with sunscreen that also contains growth factors to further fight off wrinkles. These treatments don’t work overnight, so starting them now gives my skin time to improve gradually and be in great shape by September. This is also a good time to get to know your aesthetician and have regular facials to clean out your pores and possibly even a series of peels to bring out healthy, glowing skin. The combination of great skin care products and facials alone will make a huge difference in your skin quality and texture… Read the rest of the blog at www.DermatologyAffiliates.com. Dermatology Affiliates is located in E. Cobb at 4939 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta, Ga 30068. Call us at 404-816-7900 to schedule an appointment.

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

Williams Orthodontics

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PAIN MANAGEMENT North Atlanta Spine & Pain Care LLC 1121 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 400 • Marietta 30068 770-771-6300 • www.naspinepain.com Mon-Thurs: 7:30am-5pm; Fri: 8am-12pm Jonathan Newton MD, Ph.D., a board certified pain physician, previously of Northside Hospital, is now open in East Cobb. Dr. Newton provides care for all painful conditions, including back and neck complaints. He will thoroughly evaluate you and tailor the treatment regimen to your unique complaints.

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East Cobber To Run Death Race There are millions of running races, thousands of marathons, hundreds of triathlons and event dozens of ultra-marathons … but there is only one Death Race. Held annually since 2005 in the small town of Pittsfield, Vermont, the Death Race offers 200 competitors — from 29 states plus Canada — the chance to test their mental and physical prowess like no other event on earth. The hurdle and challenge-driven ss Pete Colemam race requires competitors to complete a series of grueling mental and physical challenges throughout a 10-mile course that runs through the Vermont woods.

East Cobber Pete Coleman has decided to attempt this endurance race to prove to his two young sons that you can truly achieve anything in this world if you set your mind to it. As Pete explains, “I was a pack a day smoker for nearly twenty years and I knew I needed to make a lifestyle change once I became a new father. Quitting smoking was just the beginning of it for me though. After being smoke free for six months, I was still unable to play with my son, Tyler, for more than five minutes in our front yard before I became winded, sweaty, and exhausted. ..” So Pete joined a gym with the goal of “simply breaking a sweat.” He shed 40 unwanted pounds just six months after joining the gym by going every day during lunch. “I knew as quickly as the weight came off it could go back on if I didn’t find another goal to keep me focused,” says Pete. That’s when he found obstacle racing, and his workouts became training sessions. Two years later, numerous road races, mud runs, obstacle courses, and challenges completed he now has his sights set on the Spartan Death Race. You can follow Pete’s journey to Pittsfield, Vermont and beyond through his blog at www.colemanspage.com/ MudFlap/.

Asleep at the Wheel? You’re Not Alone Drowsy driving involves about one in six deadly crashes. If you’re constantly yawning or bobbing your head to stay awake while driving, you may need more sleep. Stress, work and schedules can make getting enough sleep seem impossible. The Northside Hospital Sleep Disorders Center is here to help you enjoy the benefits of a good night’s sleep like better memory and concentration on the road. We’ll help you start snoozing in bed and not behind the wheel.

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What famous East Cobber belongs to this smile?



In March of this year, my “midlife crisis” was in full swing with the youngest of my four children preparing to graduate from high school and beginning to grapple with the fact that I will turning the big “50” this September! However, my life and outlook changed the day I sat down and talked with Dr. Dina Giesler. Our daughters have ridden horses together for years, but it wasn’t until I brought up my “crisis” to Dr. Giesler did fate step in and many of my problems became on their way to being solved. Assisting me with my personal “fit for fifty” challenge, she suggested several healthy supplements and invited me to her office to see what she could do with the cracked, stained and not-so-smile worthy 27 year old bonding that was on 16 of my teeth. Two incredibly easy and painless visits later to Atlanta Smiles, I look and feel like a new woman!!! The inviting staff treated me as if I were a part of their family from day one as they were excited for me and my new look. My smile finally reflects the way I feel...young, healthy, alive and HAPPY! Thank you Dr. Giesler and all my friends at Atlanta Smiles – I couldn’t be happier!!!

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At Atlanta Smiles and Wellness, we are a private, family-oriented dental practice with expertise in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Giesler and Dr. Kovitch apply their leading technique in our comfortable quarters, leaving patients relaxed, healthy and most importantly, happy. To complete our health and wellness approach, we offer Nutritional Counseling, Sleep Apnea Treatment, Chiropractic Care and Hormone Replacement Therapy. Our patients overall health and well-being is our number one priority.


marianna kovitch dmd

Post Riverside • 4405 North Parkway, Suite 110 • Atlanta, GA 30327 • 404.262.7133



Medical Micropigmentation Services

Podiatry Group of Georgia

1229 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta 30068 770-873-2048 • honeyart@comcast.net Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm by appointment only I recreate women’s areolas after mastectomy. I do eyeliner, eyebrows, lip liner, beauty marks. I add permanent color to people’s faces and bodies.

147 Johnson Ferry Road, Ste. 4230 • Marietta 30068 Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm; Sat: by appointment 404-806-3731 • www.tammygephartdpm.com General and surgical podiatry, aesthetic podiatry, pediatrics, orthotics, and diabetic limb salvage. A full array of podiatric care of disorders of the foot and ankle including foot pain, sprains, fractures, bunions, hammer toes, flat feet, ingrown toenails, nail fungus, arch pain, foot facials using medical grade products and much more.

Pediatrics/Medical East Cobb Pediatrics 1121 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 220 • Marietta 30068 770-977-0094 • www.eastcobbpeds.com Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm East Cobb Pediatrics specializes in the treatment of children between 0 and 21 years of age. They offer a variety of services including; well and sick care, immunizations, allergy testing, lactation consulting, evaluation of growth and development and prenatal education.

Therapeutic Massage & Skin Care LaVida Massage of Marietta (East Cobb) 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Ste. 70 • Marietta 30068 770-973-6385 • marietta.ga.lavidamassage.com New client special everyday: $39.95 for a 60 minute massage session or $59.95 for a 90 minute massage session for new clients.

The first 100 registered guests will receive a $10 mall gift card upon check-in at the event.

WellStar’s newest health series features a panel of WellStar doctors and health experts discussing a wide variety of health topics and interacting with a live audience. The panel is a fun, educational way to learn the latest in health news. Come early to visit WellStar information booths and take advantage of free, convenient health screenings including blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol. The programs will address various health topics and will have representatives from a number of specialties including Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Cardiovascular Health, Surgery, Family Medicine, Behavioral Health, and more!

Program Locations & Dates Saturday, August 4, 2012 i 9 a.m.-Noon i Perimeter Mall Focus on Family HealtH & Wellness Saturday, September 8, 2012 i 9 a.m.-Noon i Cumberland Mall cutting edge conversation about surgery Send your topic-related questions prior to each event for the panelists to address during the program to doctordialogue@wellstar.org.

Call 770-956-STAR (7827) to register. Be one of the first 50 callers for a reserved seat!

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Send your Husband on a Mancation with The Wilderness Coach

Peoples Choice Award for Best Dance Studio in Cobb County 2010 , 2011 & 2012!

This Father’s Day, honor your husband or father with a life-changing experience. Steve Brand, a local executive success coach, offers a wilderness adventure that blends the great outdoors with helping participants capture a new, personal life strategy. “By combining the natural outdoor beauty, the endorphins of vigorous exercise and seasoned counsel, we have helped so many people find their inner voice and plan for a more balanced future,” says Steve. Steve has more than 25 years of experience in leading, mentoring, counseling and coaching individuals to be their personal best. Despite a busy career and a growing family, Steve continued to make time for his passion: hiking local trails. He decided to combine his love of the outdoors with coaching after he realized how rejuvenated and focused he felt after taking a vigorous hike in the Cohutta Wilderness. He recognized that after a day on the trail, he had more energy to give to his marriage, his children and his clients, and he wanted to extend that feeling to his clients. Steve started Life Strategy Expeditions as way to help his clients decide the lives they want to live and to develop a strategy to achieve this life. As The Wilderness Coach™, Steve hosts one-day, three-day and week-long expeditions that include three different expedition choices. The Day Tripper is a one-day personal coaching trek in North Georgia or the Western North Carolina Appalachians.

First in Dance...

Celebrating 38 years of excellence in dance education! Offering classes for the beginner to the professional from age 3 yrs to adult

First in Fitness.

Now registering for classes in

Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Pointe, Hip Hop, Zumba, Yoga, and Barre Sculpt. Join us for our Open House August 11 th , from 10am - 4pm 4400 Roswell Road Marietta, GA (Merchants Exchange) www.dancestopstudios.com visit our facebook page


HERE COMES DOT COM On June 30, you are invited to join Kay Houston Hall for the release of her new book, Here Comes Dot Com. The event will be held at Mt. Bethel Christian Academy 4385 Lower Roswell Rd Marietta, GA 30068

The Weekender is a three-day trek that combines coaching with various outdoor adventures in the southeast. Excursion sport options include hiking, backpacking, biking, canoeing, white-water rafting or horseback riding. The Chance of a Lifetime expedition is a weeklong adventure. Steve works with the best outfitters and guides to organize an amazing international trip experience. The trip fees cover coaching, lodging and multi-sport options. Additionally, Steve offers career, marriage, personal and professional counseling services in his downtown Roswell office. He leads expeditions for executives and corporate teams to identify individual strengths and a common purpose. Steve can be reached at 678.772.3485, or for more information visit his website: www.wildernesscoach.com

z Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m. z Come and meet some special characters from the new book.

z Have cake, popcorn and lemonade

with General Wingspan, Flighty, the Dragonfly Lizard, and of course DOT COM. Make this patriotic event a part of your July 4th Celebration. Please RSVP through the website www.herecomesdotcom.com Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

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East Cobb Senior Center Activities Scheduled for June/July All Cobb residents age 55+ are invited to participate in activities at various senior centers throughout Cobb. The following is a listing of activities scheduled at the East Cobb Senior Center located at 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066. Call the East Cobb Senior Center at 770-509-4900 for reservations and/or more details. Blood Pressure Screening Tuesday, June 5 - Thursday, June 7 - Tuesday, June 19 10am – 12pm Transitioning to Mac Thursday, June 7 - Thursday, June 14 • 11am – 12pm Cost: $10 Cobb residents; $12 Non-residents. So you’ve decided you’d like to get a Mac, but what now? All you’ve known up to this point has been PC’s, and you’re very comfortable using Windows, so the prospect of learning a totally new system seems a little daunting. Well, it’s actually easier than you think! Learn the ins and outs of this exciting computer system. You’ll learn what exactly the differences are and what those differences mean to you.

Biography-Life Stories Through Time: Peter the Great Wednesday, June 1 • 10 – 11:30am Free. Registration required. Peter the Great towered over his people. He was a physical giant determined to shatter tradition and force his nation into the modern world. He established a navy, westernized the army and brought science, culture and medicine to Russia. He was also a ruthless and brutal leader known for torturing and executing his own sons. Join us for the story, with location footage and art of the world of Peter the Great, the czar who forged an empire.

(formerly Savannah Court of Marietta)

Arbor Terrace at Arbor Terrace of East Cobb is honored to work closely with Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA. Teepa is one of America’s leading educators on dementia care and guides The Arbor Company’s memory care programs. Teepa has worked at the Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern North Carolina, the Duke University School of Nursing and the UNC School of Medicine, and has been honored with numerous national awards. She helps Arbor Terrace of East Cobb implement cutting-edge ideas, our exclusive Dementia Care Specialist training program, and care that engages, calms and enriches the lives of our residents. Teepa Snow will present at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church on

Saturday, June 30, 2012.

For details, please call 770-313-6347.

886 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA 30068 770-872-0888 • www.at-eastcobb.com

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The History Corner: Ancient Rome: The Rise of Apartments Monday, June 11 • 10 – 11:30am Free. Registration required. Across major cities around the world, high-rise apartment buildings are the mainstay of the modern urban skyline. In this eye opening program we will travel to the Roman seaport of Ostia, where a number of these ancient apartments still exist. Like their modern descendants, these apartments provide more than just places to live, offering baths, cleaners and restaurants all housed in complexes several stories high. From ancient Italy we will travel to Bath, England, to learn about the brilliantly designed Roman baths. Join us for this fascinating armchair journey!

Ice Cream & a Movie: War Horse Monday, June 18 • 1 – 4pm Cost: $4 Cobb residents; $5 Non-residents. Registration required. Join us for this incredibly moving account of young Albert as he enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert’s hopeful journey takes him out of England and across Europe as the war rages on. War Horse was nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Popcorn and ice cream sundaes! Beat the Summer Heat Wednesday, June 20 • 11am – 12pm Free. Registration required. Summertime is almost upon us! It’s the time we long for during the long, gray winter months when we’ll get back out into our gardens, take our exercise activities outdoors, travel, and give the house a deep spring cleaning. Whatever activities you enjoy during the summertime it’s crucial to know how to beat the heat so you can continue enjoying them for years to come. Presented by Dr. Sudano of Total Health Solutions.

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Living with Psoriasis Friday, June 22 • 11am – 12pm Free. Registration required. Psoriasis is more than just a skin condition. Living with psoriasis can lead to a whole host of complications that affect our daily lives. Learn all about this common skin disease, how it develops, how it’s treated, and how to cope with it in your everyday life. Presented by Diane Iheanacho from Psoriasis Speaks.

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Blood Pressure Screening July 3, 5, 17 • 10am – 12pm

Curiosity is fearless

Ice Cream and a Movie: Tea with Mussolini Monday, July 9 • 1 – 4pm Cost: $4 Cobb Residents; $5 Non-residents. Limited seating. Join us for an amazing film that is a semi-autobiographic account of director Franco Zeffirelli’s life in pre-WWII Florence, Italy, during a time of social unrest and, of course, afternoon tea. The cast includes Cher, Judi Dench, Lily Tomlin, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith. Come enjoy this true story, popcorn and ice cream.

join us This summer for These engaging classes! July 9 Pilates Basics Qigong/Tai Chi for Seniors I July 11 Gentle Yoga Qigong/Tai Chi for Seniors II

Dine-a-Round: Keegan’s Public House Wednesday, July 11 • 11:30am – 1pm Cost: On your own. Registration required. Meet at the restaurant. Biography- Life Stories Through Time: Lincoln, the Untold Stories Monday, July 16 • 10 – 11:30am Free. Registration required. Lincoln, the Untold Stories offers an in-depth and riveting glimpse into the lost years of one of America’s greatest leaders. Join us for this account of Lincoln’s formative years which paints an intimate portrait of the president as a down-to-earth, fallible and often troubled man. Come learn about Lincoln from biographer William Herndon who spent 30 years documenting Lincoln’s life. The History Corner: Ancient Mysteries/The Quest for the Holy Lance Wednesday, July 18 • 10 – 11:30am Free. Registration required. Journey through 2000 years in search of the holy lance, the spear that pierced Jesus’ side. This documentary will take us to the corners of the earth as we investigate the mysteries surrounding this sacred artifact. See three spears which people today claim are the holy lance and explore why some still believe in their power when, at the very least, two cannot be what they claim. Come learn the complete story of one of the most puzzling and mystifying relics of Christianity. Wednesday, July 25 • 11am – 12pm Free. Registration required. Does your memory serve you well? The average person’s brain loses more than 100,000 cells each day and 20% of its size by 70. Join Ana Punyarthi from Chambrell at Roswell to learn techniques and strategies you can utilize to put an end to short term memory loss. www.eastcobber.com

August 8 Memoir Writing August 13 Calligraphy - The Art of Beautiful Writing Retirement and Social Security

July 12 Internet and Email Savvy

August 14 OLLI Beading for Beginners

July 17 Pencil, Pen & Ink Drawing - Beginning

August 20 Instant Piano

July 24 Basics of eBay selling July 30 Beginning Portraits in Water Media Painted Vacations in Water Media August 1 Digital Photography Introduction Open Studio Watercolor with Pen & Ink

August 23 Retirement - All about Change August 30 Solving the Retirement Puzzle Spanish I Conversational August 31 OLLI End of Summer Luau

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Is it Forgetfulness or Something More Serious?

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Is it forgetfulness or something more serious? Do you find yourself asking this question about yourself or someone you love? Considering the statistic that over 50% of people age 85 or older have some form of dementia, this is a valid question to ask yourself. Here are a few Warning Signs from Arbor Terrace of East Cobb’s Memory Care Consultant, Teepa Snow, to help you answer the question:

Is it something more serious? Here are 10 Warning Signs: 1. Memory loss for recent or new information – repeats self frequently 2. Difficulty doing familiar, but difficult tasks – managing money, medications, driving 3. Problems with word finding, misnaming, or misunderstanding 4. Getting confused about time or place - getting lost while driving, missing several appointments 5. Worsening judgment – not thinking things through like before 6. Difficulty problem solving or reasoning 7. Misplacing things – putting them in ‘odd places’ 8. Changes in mood or behavior 9. Changes in typical personality 10. Loss of initiation – withdraws from normal patterns of activities and interests With the help of their Memory Care Consultant, Teepa Snow, Arbor Terrace has become increasingly more knowledgeable and prepared to care for seniors and their families experiencing the challenges faced with living with dementia and other memory related disorders. Join Arbor Terrace and Johnson Ferry Baptist Church on

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June 30th for a seminar featuring Teepa. Contact Arbor Terrace for more information! Conveniently located off Johnson Ferry Road, Arbor Terrace offers assisted living and memory care services with a selection of surprisingly affordable apartments. Residents and families enjoy peace of mind with onsite therapy and rehabilitation, in-home physician visits, medication and diabetic management programs and individualized engagement programming. Executive Director Freda Meyer says it best: ‘At Arbor Terrace, we are a community of caregivers, here for one purpose, to give the best possible care to our residents.’ In addition to the three levels of assisted living care services, Arbor Terrace also offers a secure memory care neighborhood equipped with trained Dementia Care Specialists to ensure the setting and care for each resident is just right. And, if you’re looking for a more active lifestyle, we’ve got that too! With a renovation scheduled to be completed in the Spring of 2012, residents of Arbor Terrace of East Cobb enjoy a home-like setting with amenities such as the Cobb Café where you can enjoy a glass of wine or a good book, the CyberSenior area equipped with a resident computer and WiFi hotspots, and a large Lifestyle Room offering an array of activities from art classes to aerobics. Arbor Terrace of East Cobb is part of The Arbor Company family with 6 other sister communities located in Athens, South Atlanta (off Cascade Road), Alpharetta, Decatur, Tucker and the West Cobb area. Based in Atlanta, The Arbor Company has been dedicated to serving seniors and their families for over 20 years. Directly in partnership with the Emory University Center for Health in Aging, Arbor Terrace works each day to bring the best of alliances and programs to all we serve. We listen. We respond. We care. Visit or call today for a complimentary luncheon and tour by visiting our website www.at-eastcobb.com or calling 770-977-4420. For more information regarding the June 30 seminar at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, featuring Teepa Snow, please call 770.794.2968.


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Senior Spotlight: Lloyd Blackwell By Ann Hough In his early life, Lloyd Blackwell experienced poverty, the tragic death of his 16-year old identical twin brother, Floyd, much sickness, fires, tornado, and the untimely deaths of two additional siblings. He was the only surviving child of his parents. Lloyd Blackwell was born in Reydon, Oklahoma. His family later moved to Oneonta, Alabama, where he spent several ss Mr. Lloyd Blackwell years of his early life. As a child of sharecroppers, moving almost every year became the norm. All their earthly possessions could be easily transported in two wagonloads. He received his elementary education in two different two-room school houses — pot belly stoves and out houses included. After graduating from University of Alabama and a stint in the Army, Lloyd has circumnavigated the earth. His travels have included some of the greatest adventures imaginable. A CNN reporter once called Lloyd “one of the most traveled persons on earth.” With camera in hand, he chased polar bears in the Canadian Arctic and black bears in Alaska. He has flown a kite at the North


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Pole and was stranded in the Falkland Islands when the Russian Scientific Discovery ship on which Lloyd had passage was arrested upon a return trip from an Antarctica expedition. On six occasions he lived among South American Bush Indians and Negros, spent two nights with Eskimos in Greenland, has gone dog sledding, boated on the Nile and among the Galapagos Islands, and ridden in a submarine. A recent adventure was free-falling from 15,000 feet. In June of 1970, Lloyd felt the call to become a lay (volunteer) missionary. To date he has participated in over 200 mission involvements on all seven continents, 51 countries and 42 states. As a Gideon, he has distributed New Testaments in 42 countries and 37 states, many under unusual circumstances. Though not an ordained minister, he has preached in Romania and Kenya where “scores were saved.” Lloyd retired from Allstate Insurance in sales and management after 29 years. This extraordinary man speaks humbly of his accomplishments for he knows that God has blessed him and continues to bless him every day. Lloyd and his wife Clara have three daughters and six grandchildren. They have lived in East Cobb County since 1966 and are active members of Eastside Baptist Church in Marietta.


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For more information or to schedule a tour, please call Marshall Gill, Executive Director, or Sharon Egitton, Assistant Executive Director, at 678-946-4454 “Locally developed, owned and managed”


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Sterling Estates...Life in East Cobb just got even better!




We invite you to come experience the Sterling Way!


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 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.

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. 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.

Meet Your Future Clients, Customers and Business Associates Transforming East Cobb by developing business leaders through Networking and Education with an emphasis on Community.

Cobb Regional Republican Women. Third Tuesday, every month. 7pm. Cobb GOP Office, 799 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info: Neva Lent 443324-5522.

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.

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.

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.

Dad 2 Dad. A stay-at-home dads group. Every Tuesday and Thursday. 10:30am. Various locations. More info: Richard Collins, 770-579-5445.

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. 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: Larry Guzy, 678-860-4477. Cobb County Genealogical Society. Fourth Thursday of the month. 7pm. First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church Street, Marietta. More info: ccgs@cobbgagensoc.org or www.cobbgagensoc.org.

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

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.

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

ECBA Member Spotlight


Tom Bubel, Premier Service Agent (678) 560-3500 1511 Johnson Ferry Road, Ste. #165 Marietta tombubel@allstate.com Insurance and discounts subject to terms, conditions and availability. Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company. Life insurance and annuities issued by Lincoln Benefit Life Company, Lincoln, NE, Allstate Life Insurance Company, Northbrook, IL, and American Heritage Life Insurance Company, Jacksonville, FL. In New York, Allstate Life Insurance Company of New York, Hauppauge, NY. Northbrook, IL. © 2010 Allstate Insurance Company.

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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.

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.

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


club Calendar 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.

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 Rotary Club. Every Wednesday. 12noon. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: Adele Grubbs, 770-424-8212 or www.mariettarotary.org.

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.

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

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

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. 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.

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. 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. 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.

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. Moms in Touch. East Side Elementary. Every Monday.10am. Meeting location available on request. More info: Movita Stallworth, 770-321-1783 or mo633@bellsouth.net. 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. 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 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. Parents Without Partners. Meeting times vary. More info: Angela Dixon, 404-422-0768 or pwpchapter698.org. Peach State Depression Glass Collectors Club. Second Tuesday of the month. 7pm. East Marietta Library, 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-368-9790.


East Cobb Rotary Club. Every Wednesday. 7am. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-789-0623 or dschwall625@hotmail.com.

East Cobb VIPs. A community group for seniors. Fourth Monday of the month (except in May). 6pm. East Cobb United Methodist Church, 2325 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-3643 or office@eastcobbumc.org. East Cobb Woodcarvers Club. Every Thursday. 9-11am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-645-0817.

Marietta Lions Club. Second Thursday of the month. 7pm. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Road, Marietta. More info: 770-565-8230. Marietta PFLAG. Fourth Sunday each month. 1-3pm. Newcomers are welcome. Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, 3755 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: mariettapflag@gmail.com.

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.

Polk Street Speakers Toastmasters. First and 3rd Tuesday of the month. 7:30-9:00pm. St. James Episcopal Church, 161 Church Street, Marietta. More info: www.polkstreetspeakers.org. SACS (Singles and Couples Social Events). Weekly dancing for singles and couples. No membership

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.

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classifieds Adoption PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Talk with caring adoption expert. You choose from families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions, 866-413-6296.

Appliances for Sale Admiral dishwasher, stainless steel, 2 years old, $125. Frigidaire gas stove with convection oven, 2 years old, stainless steel, $225. 404-245-1380.

Auto Donations A-1 DONATE YOUR CAR! Breast Cancer Research foundation! Most highly rated breast cancer charity in America! Tax Deductible/Fast Free Pick Up. 800-771-9551. www.cardonationsforbreastcancer.org. CARS/TRUCKS WANTED! Top $$$$$ PAID! Running or Not, All Years, Makes, Models. Free Towing! We’re Local! 7 Days/Week. Call Toll Free: 1-888-416-2330. DONATE A CAR - HELP CHILDREN FIGHTING DIABETES. Fast, Free Towing. Call 7 days/week. Non-runners OK. Tax Deductible. Call Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1-800-578-0408. DONATE YOUR CAR to CHILDREN’S CANCER FUND of AMERICA and help end CHILDHOOD CANCER. Tax Deductible. Next Day Towing. Receive Vacation Voucher. 7 Days: 1-800-469-8593. DONATE YOUR CAR to CANCER FUND of AMERICA to help SUPPORT CANCER PATIENTS. Tax Deductible. Next Day Towing. Receive Vacation Voucher. Call 7 Days 1-800-835-9372. Donate Your Car! Civilian Veterans & Soldiers Help Support Our U.S. Military Troops 100% Volunteer Free Same Day Towing. Tax Deductible. Call and Donate Today! 1-800-471-0538.


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ACTORS/MOVIE EXTRAS needed immediately! $150-$300/day depending on job. No experience, all looks needed. 1-800-561-1762 Ext A-104.

Business Opportunity $5,000 Signing Bonus! Frac Sand Owner Operators. More Texas work than trucks! Must have tractor, blower & pneumatic trailer 817-926-3535.

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Educational Summer “Math Immersion” sessions. Tuesdays, 10am-12pm, $20/hour. Learn math through games and fun. 678-770-2761, info@eagatlanta. com.

Employment MOVIE EXTRA’S. Earn up to $300 per day. No experience required. All looks and ages. Call 1-800-605-8692.

Financial CREDIT CARD DEBT? LEGALLY HAVE IT REMOVED! Minimum $7,000 in debt to qualify. Utilize Consumer Protection Attorneys. Call now! 1-888-237-0388. Small Business Credit Guaranteed! $7,000 Credit Line to Fund or Grow Your Business. Call Today for Approval: 800-639-1507. Call between 9-6 Eastern.

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Mystery Shoppers Needed. Earn up to $150 per day. Undercover Shoppers Needed to Judge Retail & Dining Establishments. Experience Not Required. Call Now. 888-380-3513.

HOME INSPECTIONS A.T. Martin Home Inspections LLC. Excellent rates. Schedule at www.amartinspect.com or 770-906-7294.

Hypnotherapy Have you tried everything with limited results? Need an alternative? Helping Individuals, Couples, Families and Children make positive life changes through Hypnotherapy. www.anhi.com or 770-928-0394. Mention this ad and get $25 off your first visit!!!

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INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE EAST COBBER has Editorial Internship available June - August. 10-15/hours a week. Duties include writing stories, research, promotional pieces, phone work, some photography. Journalism/communications majors preferred. Must be able to work independently. Skills preferred include a proven ability to write clearly, typing, some photography and familiar with social media/e-mail. Intern will learn feature writing, production, promotions, and how to perform on deadline. Internship is available to college students, recent grads, graduate students and those looking to change careers. Please send resume and letter of interest to cynthia@eastcobber.com.

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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. Alzheimer’s Association Georgia Chapter Family Support Group. First Monday of the month. 10:30am. Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4608 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Dawn Reed, 678-777-7241 or dawn@alohatoaging.org. 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. 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.

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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. Divorce Care. 13-week session, August and January. Wednesdays. 6:30-8pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Kitty, 770-794-2978. Divorce Care for Kids. 13-week session, August and January. Wednesdays. 6:30-8pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Kitty, 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. Diabetes Support Group offered by WellStar Health System. Second Tuesday of the month. 6:30–8pm. McLaren Mill Office Park, 531 Rose Lane Street, Suite 100, Marietta. No registration required. More info: 770-793-7818. Domestic Violence Support Groups. Sessions in English and Spanish. Wednesdays. 6:45-8:15pm. Childcare available for children 6 weeks to 12 years. Children over 12 may attend and learn childcare skills. More info: 770-427-3390.

East Cobb Satellite of CHADD (Children & Adults w/Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder) Parent Support Group. First Tuesday of the month. 7-9pm. East Cobb Government Services Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Cappie, 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. Family Caregiver & Alzheimer’s Support Group. First Monday of each month at 10:30am. Open to individuals who are assisting an aging loved one both inside and outside of the home. Call in advance for free care for your loved one during meeting. Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4608 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Aloha to Aging, 678-439-1177. 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 Share.13-week session, August and January. Mondays. 7-9pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Kitty, 770-794-2978. 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. Grief Recovery Program. Mondays, June 4-August 20. The Grief Recovery Method Outreach Program will guide those who wish to resolve their loss issues and move beyond their grief to a richer quality of life. Aloha to Aging/ Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4608 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More information or to RSVP 678-439-1177. Loneliness Bereavement Support Group. Every Tuesday.12 noon. Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, 3755 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-423-5959.

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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 Moms in Touch for parents of children at East Side Elementary. Every Tuesday. 9:30am. Meeting location available on request. More info: Rachel Bloom, 770-973-4705. Mothers Circle Group. Are you a mother raising Jewish children but you are not Jewish? Free education and support through a 16-week course. Groups are held in Marietta, Intown and North Fulton. More info: Suzette Cohen, suzette@themotherscircle.org or www.themotherscircle.org. Mothers of PreSchoolers(MOPS). Wednesdays. 6:15-7:15pm. A place where moms can come to build friendships and receive mothering support, practical help and spiritual hope. Childcare provided. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465 or mtzionmops@gmail.com. Networking Group. Open to everyone. Second and 4th Wednesday of the month. 6:30-7:30pm. First Baptist Church Smyrna, 1275 Church Street SE, Smyrna. More info: 770-435-3231 or Peggy, 770955-3896 or caylorp@gmail.com. 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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