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Ninth Annual Private School Guide Our comprehensive listings of local private schools can help you find the ideal learning environment for your junior scholar.

36 Pet of the Month 38 Dining Guide 44 Health & Wellness 56 Seniors 60 Club Calendar 64 Support Groups

Online Administrator: Elizabeth Wentz Graphic Designer: Tamara Stephens EAST COBBER monthly is published by EAST COBBER, LLC. Copyright © 2014 by EAST COBBER, LLC. All rights reserved. Reproduction or any use of editorial or pictorial content in any manner, without written permission, is prohibited. Any opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent the views of the EAST C ­ OBBER. EAST COBBER is a locally-owned company that strives to build a sense of community and pride in East Cobb County by providing its residents with positive stories and timely information. The EAST COBBER is distributed free to homes, schools, and 400+ retail locations in the following zip code areas: 30062, 30066, 30067, 30068, and 30075. Comments and stories are always welcome. Please address all correspondence to Subscriptions are available for $20/year. Send check or money order payable to EAST COBBER to the above address. Front cover photograph taken by Michael Drewitz of Michael’s Photography.

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This October edition marks the 21st anniversary of the EAST COBBER magazine. 244 monthly issues, 19 community parades, a website, a Facebook page, twitter feed, 3 children, and the same husband later, I am still focused on informing local residents about our good neighbors, special events and local issues in East Cobb County. Since 1993, the EAST COBBER has been publishing articles about East Cobb volunteers, artists and advertisers, clubs and community leaders, musicians and moms. The EAST COBBER front cover will continue to feature those people in East Cobb County making this area an even better place to live. The EAST COBBER has also become well-known for its special sections. This issue features our ninth annual Private School Guide, as well as our monthly Seniors section, Dining Guide and Health & Wellness section. It has always been my intention to provide useful and relevant information that you can’t find anywhere else and that focuses exclusively on East Cobb. I hope you enjoy reading the EAST COBBER as much as I enjoy putting each edition together month after month. After so many years of meeting readers and business owners, I am reminded everyday of how many really nice people there are in this community. East Cobb has so many residents who take the initiative to help out, to share their opinions and/or talents, in order to make East Cobb County a better place to live. The annual EAST COBBER Parade & Festival is another example of neighbors coming together to celebrate our great community, and for me, as the producer/director of the parade, I am able to witness first hand the genuine kindness, generosity, and cooperation East Cobbers demonstrate to make the this special event such a rousing success. See pages 6-9 for some photos taken that day. I may put the magazine out, but it belongs to the East Cobb community. Special credit goes to the East Cobbers that reach out to me to discuss story ideas, submit articles, and to advertise. Of course, I am grateful to those who just pick up the paper at one of our 500+ drop-off points every month and actually read the paper! In a world of conglomerates and sensational journalism, your kind comments and constructive criticisms inspire me to continue my work as publisher of a truly grass-roots publication. As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas, comments and critiques.

features Mt. Bethel UMC administrators Dan Boswell, director of administration at Mt. Bethel UMC; Dr. Randy Mickler, senior pastor at Mt. Bethel UMC; Jim Callis, head of school at Mt. Bethel Christian Academy; and, Bob Montague, upper school principal at Mt. Bethel Christian Academy. United in vision and purpose, the congregation of Mt. Bethel UMC and the Board of Trustees at Mt. Bethel Christian Academy voted to secure property at 2509 Post Oak Tritt Road to expand their ministries. This newly acquired property will allow additional worship and recreational opportunities for Mt. Bethel UMC and allow Mt. Bethel Christian Academy to fulfill their vision to become the only faith-based, college preparatory K-12 school in East Cobb County. Mt. Bethel Christian Academy’s founding 9th grade class is already in place. Cover photo taken by Michael Drewitz of

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The 19th Annual EAST COBBER Parade On Saturday, September 13, East Cobb residents came together under sunny skies to continue an annual hometown tradition: the 19th annual EAST COBBER Parade & Festival. Over 1,500 parade participants representing 80 different groups marched down Johnson Ferry Road to celebrate East Cobb! The parade staged at the Mt. Bethel Elementary School’s parking lot, stepped off at 10am and ended at the Fountains of Olde Towne shopping center at approximately 11:15am. Crowds lined Johnson Ferry Road early to get the best view. “Kids” of all ages enjoyed the floats, decorated dogs, high school marching bands, and vintage cars as they marched down the parade path. East Cobb schools honored their principals and/or their “Teachersof-the-Year.” The EAST COBBER Parade has earned the nickname, “The Candy Parade,” because just about every entry throws candy to the crowd. The EAST COBBER appreciates the superb talents of the Cobb County Government’s Communications Department staff. The staff came out early on Saturday morning to produce the COBB TV23 broadcast of the EAST COBBER Parade. The EAST COBBER Parade can be viewed in its entirety on Many, many thanks to Cobb County Police Special Operations Unit and Cobb County Department of Transportation for ensuring the safety of parade participants and parade watchers. The amount of financial support necessary to ensure the success of this annual special event is paramount. Thus, without the generosity of WellStar and Fountains of Olde Towne/Equitable Management Company as corporate sponsors, the EAST COBBER Parade & Festival would not be possible. (Photo Credit: Andrea Taylor)

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The 19th Annual EAST COBBER Festival Immediately following the EAST COBBER Parade, thousands converged at the Fountains of Olde Towne Shopping Center to enjoy carnival games, food, live entertainment, and exhibits at the EAST COBBER Festival. This hometown tradition proved to be another great opportunity for East Cobb residents to come together, share their pride and have some good old-fashioned fun. Emceed by Ben Needle a/k/a DJ Neezy, the Festival stage featured local musicians and young dancers. The EAST COBBER is grateful for the dedication of club members from Pope High School’s Habitat for Humanity who volunteered to help stage the EAST COBBER Parade and work at the EAST COBBER Festival. (Photo Credit: Andrea Taylor)

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Fountains of Olde Towne For Your Commitment to Making the EAST COBBER Parade & Festival an Annual Hometown Tradition We also gratefully acknowledge the efforts of: Cobb County Police Department/Special Ops Ben Needle, DJ Neezy Pope High School Habitat for Humanity Many thanks to the parade participants, festival entertainers and exhibitors for making this year’s community event so memorable!

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Cobb County 2016 SPLOST Vote Scheduled November 4 On November 4, Cobb voters will be asked to approve whether or not to extend the county’s SPLOST for six more years. This article outlines Cobb County’s 2016 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) as adopted by the Board of Commissioners on July 22, 2014. The following briefly describes the purpose of each capital improvement and the anticipated corresponding funding. The 2016 SPLOST is intended to address the immediate needs of Facilities, Technology, Parks, Libraries, Senior Centers, Public Safety, and Transportation that affect the future of Cobb County. The SPLOST will be in effect for a six (6) year period from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2021.

BUDGET SUMMARY COBB COUNTY 2016 SPLOST Projected Sales Tax Collections Countywide (911, Animal Control, Courts, Medical Examiner, Public Health, Sheriff) Transportation Public Safety Public Services (Parks, Libraries, Senior Services) Support Services (Facilities, Information Technology) Municipal Improvements


$38,862,220 $287,331,467 $87,977,584 $102,913,526 $48,019,380 $184,895,823

COUNTYWIDE IMPROVEMENTS - $38,862,220 Projects include replacing Animal Control equipment, vehicles and parking lot repairs; upgrades for 800Mhz Radio System, new radio towers, replacement of emergency weather sirens, improvements to Court Facilities, Public Health clinics, a new Medical Examiner laboratory and replacement of building systems, renovations, security cameras and equipment for Sheriff’s Office. TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS- $287,331,467 Projects include infrastructure preservation (resurfacing, drainage, bridges and culverts), pedestrian improvements, safety and operational improvements (intersections, roadways, and school zones), and congestion relief and mobility improvements (thoroughfares, traffic management, traffic signals, and planning). SPLOST funding will be leveraged to receive additional funding from other sources, including Federal, State, and Community Improvement Districts. PUBLIC SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS - $87,977,584 Public Safety enhancements include the replacement of Police Headquarters and Evidence Unit, renovation and 12 October 2014

expansion of training facilities, construction of a new fire station, purchase of essential vehicles and equipment, and improvements/upgrades/renovations to various Public Safety facilities. PUBLIC SERVICES IMPROVEMENTS - $102,913,526 > PARKS AND RECREATION IMPROVEMENTS - $77,508,779 Funding for these projects will be used for upgrades, enhancements, and renovations to existing park buildings, fields, and facilities. > LIBRARY IMPROVEMENTS - $23,203,167 Projects include construction of two new Library facilities and upgrades to other existing Library facilities including technology enhancements and improvements that will allow for more efficient and effective use of space. > SENIOR CENTER IMPROVEMENTS - $2,201,580 Projects include expansion of the existing North Cobb Senior Center and upgrades to other facilities to allow for more efficiency and greater use of space. SUPPORT SERVICES IMPROVEMENTS - $48,019,380 > FACILITIES - $17,940,380 Projects include infrastructure improvements of existing facilities, and the construction of a new millwork shop and new fleet maintenance facility to support the increase in public safety vehicles. > TECHNOLOGY - $30,079,000 Enhancements will provide many upgrades to existing applications, create an eGovernment presence (web and mobile access to key county services), the construction of a new data center, and the creation of a disaster recovery site. MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENTS - $184,895,823 This component, comprising a variety of projects, has been identified by each Cobb City and accounts for approximately 26% of SPLOST revenue remaining after county-wide projects. Readers can review in greater detail the proposed 2016 SPLOST projects, by visiting Users can search existing SPLOST projects, as well as proposed projects, by area, commission district or category, such as transportation, parks, and roadway and pedestrian improvement. Each link contains a fact sheet about the project. The mobile map application can be used on desktop computers, smartphones or tablets. It is compatible with both Android and Apple iOS devices. For more information, or to utilize this tool, visit CobbSPLOSTStatus.


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Decisions Are Being Made About Your Child’s Education. Do You Want To Participate? By Chana Wade and Kristine Schwartz, East Cobb County Council of PTAs

Did you know that less than 35% of voters in the July 2012 primary election were parents of school aged children (between the ages of 25 and 49)? This data is available on the Georgia Secretary of State website. Our elected officials make decisions about education and other issues that are important to our children and our community. Election results determine which individuals will make decisions that directly shape your child’s education. As parents, we devote an enormous amount of time and energy contemplating and worrying about our children’s future. Are they receiving the best education and participating in activities that will prepare them for challenges ahead? Are their friends a good influence and are they making good choices? And so on, and so on! We know that education has a direct impact on their future. However, are you aware of how many individuals in government office directly influence the quality of education our children are provided? Here are just a few of the leaders who have a direct impact: • The Governor: The Governor is one of the single, most significant decision makers in education. With the assistance of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget, the Governor develops and submits an annual statewide budget proposal for review and approval by the legislature. The Governor also has “line-item” veto power, which he can use to remove appropriations he opposes. These tools allow the Governor of Georgia to play a strong role in establishing priorities for the use of state resources. In other words, important decisions about how much money is allocated and how many resources are provided for our state’s education are made in the Governor’s office! • The State Superintendent of Schools: The State Superintendent of Schools is the administrative head of the Georgia Department of Education. The Superintendent oversees the state’s K-12 public education system and is charged with establishing the policies and managing operations of the system. The office determines how federal education dollars are allocated, the type of standardized testing administered, how our teachers are evaluated and the type of standards they must meet. All these decisions directly impact your school and your child’s education. • The Georgia General Assembly: The Georgia General Assembly consists of the Senate and the House of Representatives, both of which we, as voters, elect. As elected members, their main role is to propose and vote on legislation, including the state budget, that can and does impact the way our schools function and how our teachers educate. • The Cobb County Board of Education (BOE): The Cobb County BOE members have full authority to control and manage the public schools within the Cobb County School District. They hire your school system’s superinten14 October 2014

dent, make our school system’s budget decisions, determine the property taxes which fund our schools and manage the implementation of the education SPLOST dollars. In short, guided by the policies and budget provided by the State, the Board of Education sets the direction of the Cobb County School District. As parents, our lives are extremely hectic and it’s difficult to prioritize except when it impacts our children and their future. With this in mind, one of the most important tasks you can accomplish this November is to vote and have the opportunity to “elect” or to “hire” the individuals you believe will make the best choices for your child’s education! Georgia’s Secretary of State is making the voting process easier than ever: • Absentee Ballot: Any voter in the state of Georgia can request an absentee ballot for any reason. Applications must be received by October 31st and all ballots must be returned by 7:00 p.m. on November 4th. Election officials request that submissions of absentee ballot applications be turned in as soon as possible. • Advance Voting: Throughout Cobb County, there are advance voting locations, many of which open October 13. • Sample Ballot: You can print your very own sample ballot before Election Day. Use the sample ballot to help make decisions ahead of time, so you are well-informed and efficient. • Polling Place Information: Enter your address and zip code on the “My Voter Page” on the Secretary of State website. This option will provide you the address of your polling place – Effortless! To Summarize, If You Want a World Class Education – Hire the Right People! Get Out and VOTE on November 4th! For more information, visit the Georgia Secretary of State website at

Chana Wade is a Co-Chair for the East Cobb County Council of PTAs. She lives in the Woodlawn Place Subdivision with her husband, Scott, and children, Jackson and Gracie, who attend Mount Bethel Elementary School. Kristine Schwartz is a Co-Chair for the East Cobb County Council of PTAs. She lives in Northampton Subdivision with her husband, Brian and her children, Jacob, Emily, and Harris who attend Simpson Middle School and Mountain View Elementary School.



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East Cobb County Council of PTAs Celebrates the Arts! By Patty Pace and Cindy Goolsby, East Cobb County Council of PTAs, Reflections Co-Chairs

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” - Albert Einstein As parents and teachers, we cherish our students’ creative endeavors -- from the homemade gifts and cards they make to the countless dance, band, orchestra and choral performances we attend. We turn the images into coffee mugs, frame the brightly colored pictures and share the photos and videos we take with friends and relatives. Their art, in whatever medium they choose, is a reflection of who they are. Let us celebrate that! Each fall, local PTAs and the East Cobb County Council of PTAs (ECCC PTA) participate in and support the National PTA Reflections program. For over 45 years the National PTA has promoted arts appreciation and recognition as part of its mission to ensure that all children receive a quality education, including an arts education. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade have the opportunity to enter original works of art in six categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. In this school year, entries will be judged on how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme: “The world would be a better place if…” Reflections’ entries are first recognized, judged, and celebrated at each local school. Selected entries are then chosen to represent local schools at the ECCC PTA level. Thereafter, ECCC PTA award recipients proceed to the Georgia PTA competition, and subsequent winning entries move on to the National PTA Reflections contest. Five students from East Cobb public schools (Rocky Mount

Elementary School, JJ Daniell Middle School, Dickerson Middle School and Wheeler High School) advanced to the National PTA competition level last year. Taking part in the Reflections program is a powerful way for students to engage in and explore the arts. Our East Cobb community is a better place because of our students’ talents. This time of year we see and hear incredible performances from our high school marching bands. Year-round we marvel at students who receive invitations to display their talents around the world. As a community, let us continue to help our students express themselves creatively by showcasing their art in our workplaces, by volunteering as judges, and by supporting the Reflections program. As Maya Angelou once said, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” For more information on the Reflections Program, please visit: Patty Pace is Reflections Co-Chair for the East Cobb County Council of PTAs. She lives in Blackland Ridge with her husband, Montie and son Alex, who is a student at the Wheeler Magnet. Her daughter Jennifer is a Walton graduate. Cindy Goolsby is the Reflections Co-Chair for the East Cobb County Council of PTAs. She lives in Lakewood Colony Subdivision with her husband, Ira and two daughters, Danielle and Sara, who are students at Keheley Elementary School.

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Mt. Bethel Christian Academy: First and Only Faith-Based K-12 School in East Cobb

As the freshmen Class of 2018 walked through the doors on August 7, 2014, Mt. Bethel Christian Academy became the first and only faith-based, K-12 independent school in East Cobb. The school’s expansion from a K-8 was made possible through the acquisition of a second campus, 33 acres near the corner of Post Oak Tritt Road and Holly Springs Road. The site had been owned by the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, which had operated it as a preschool and athletic recreation facility for several decades. Though nearly “ready made” for a school, aesthetic and functional renovations to the existing facilities are underway and will continue through late winter. The addition of the upper school is the final stage of a plan adopted nearly two decades ago. Mt. Bethel Christian Academy was founded in 1998 by Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, a mainstay of the East Cobb community since 1840. Dr. Randy Mickler and founder Darren DeVore envisioned a Christ-centered, college-preparatory K-12 school on Mt. Bethel’s existing 44-acre campus on Lower Roswell Road. In its first sixteen years, Mt. Bethel Christian grew from a starting class of twenty-five kindergartners to 560 students in grades K-8th. And now, with the addition of an Upper School campus serving grades 9-12, the school is poised to grow further still. Enrollment growth at the Upper School is planned in two phases. Phase One, using renovated existing facilities, will allow for a total of 180 students. Phase Two, which will require the construction of new classroom space, will push enrollment to a maximum of 450 students - approximately 110 per grade level. College-preparatory in it’s approach, Mt. Bethel’s Upper 18 October 2014

School curriculum is designed to challenge students with honors and AP courses offered in all core subjects. Students are guided through the rigorous curriculum by expert teachers. The founding faculty of the Upper School are deeply experienced, certified educators who welcome the opportunity to form deep, impactful relationships with students. For students interested in athletics, the new Upper School campus abounds with opportunity. The expansive facilities include tennis courts, swimming pool, cross country course, indoor and outdoor gymnasiums, fully equipped fitness center, baseball field, and activity field. In addition, the campus features a two-acre pond, which will be used for recreation as well as experiential learning as it is incorporated into the science curriculum. Asked about the distinctives of the school, Head of School, Jim Callis, replies, “Over the course of a high school career, the typical student will spend nearly 5,000 hours in direct contact with teachers and coaches. Outside of their parents, these relationships may well be the most important in a student’s life. Mt. Bethel faculty take seriously their responsibility to be Godly role models for students who are being prepared academically, physically and spiritually to leave home, move on to success in college, career and community.” Campus tours are available and applications for 2015 enrollment are now being accepted for grades K-8 at the Main Campus and 9th and 10th grade at the North Campus. For more information, visit or call Jackie Grasty, Director of Admission, at 770-971-0245.


PRIVATE SCHOOL GUIDE While the public schools in East Cobb County do a good job of providing a quality education, many East Cobb parents seek out “a better fit” for their junior scholars. Finding a quality private school can be a daunting task. As a first step, take a look at our eighth annual list of private schools. Many of these schools will be hosting Open Houses this month, and quite a few have registration deadlines in January or February. So if you are considering private education, now is the time to investigate your options.

Alexsander Academy 1090 Powers Place Alpharetta 30009 770-777-0475 Tuition: $9,000-$24,500 Grades: 1-8 Students: N/A Co-Education Directors: Maya Mehanna, Susan Salganek Atlanta Academy, The 2000 Holcomb Woods Parkway Roswell 30076 678-461-6102 Tuition: $6,000-$12,400 Grades: 18mos-8 Students: 275 Head of School: Angela Naples Atlanta International School 2890 North Fulton Drive Atlanta 30305 404-841-3840 Tuition: $20,143-$22,995 Grades: 3K-12 Students: 1,160 Headmaster: Kevin Glass

Atlanta Girls’ School 3254 Northside Parkway NW Atlanta 30327 404-845-0900 Tuition: $19,800-$20,500 Grades: 6-12 Students: 238 Head of School: Ayanna Hillgill

Brandon Hall School 1701 Brandon Hall Drive Atlanta 30350 770-394-8177 Tuition: $28,750 Grades: 6-12 Students: 200 Headmaster: Dr. John L. Singleton

Atlanta Jewish Academy 5200 Northland Drive NE Atlanta 30342 404-843-9900 Tuition: $14,302-$27,748 Grades: Infants-12 Students: 364 Head of School: Leah Summers

CASA Montessori 150 Powers Ferry Road Marietta 30067 770-973-2731 Tuition: $7,800-$10,050 Grades: PreK-6 Students: 160 Directors: Florence& Suzanne Johnson

Blessed Trinity Catholic High School 11320 Woodstock Road Roswell 30075 678-277-9083 Tuition: $11,600 Grades: 9-12 Students: 976 Principal: Frank Moore

Chrysalis Experiential Academy 10 Mansell Court East Suite 500 Roswell 30076 770-649-7077 www.chrysalis-academy-org. Tuition: $15,400-$20,900 Grades: 5-12 Students: 42 Director: Dr. Roy Alexander


Cottage School, The 700 Grimes Bridge Road Roswell 30075 770-641-8688 Tuition: $24,200-$24,950 Grades: 6-12 Students: 165 Director:Jacque Digieso Cresco Montessori School 3001 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30062 770-992-8031 Tuition: $360/mo.-$975/mo. Grades: Infant-PreK Students: 80 Principal: Michelle Knapp Cumberland Academy of Georgia 650A Mt. Vernon Highway NE Atlanta 30328 404-835-9000 Tuition: $22,100 Grades: 4-12 and post-graduates Students: 98 Principal: Don Sasso

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PRIVATE SCHOOL GUIDE Davis Academy 8105 Roberts Drive Atlanta 30350 770-671-0085 Tuition: $17,260-$19,750 Grades: K-8 Students: 670 Head of School: Amy Shafron East Cobb Christian School 4616 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 770-565-0881 Tuition:$4,600-$6,200 Grades: K-8 Students: 125 Principal: Teresa Staley East Cobb Prep 3875 Shallowford Road Marietta 30062 770-649-0415 Tuition: $212-$240/wk Grades: Infants- after school up to age 10 Students: 180 Director: Erin Fleishman

Eastside Christian School 2450 Lower Roswell Road Marietta 30068 770-971-2332 www.eastsidechristianschool. com Tuition: $5,800-$8,000 Grades: K-8 Students: 370 Head of School: Rusty Hill Eaton Academy 1000 Old Roswell Lakes Parkway Roswell 30076 770-645-2673 Tuition: $18,400-$19,400 Grades: K-12 Students: 130-150 President: Bridget Eaton-Partalis Epstein School, The 335 Colewood Way NW Sandy Springs 30328 404-250-5600 Tuition: $6,195-$19,950 Grades: 18mos-8 Students: 540 Head of School: Stan Beiner

Faith Lutheran School 2111 Lower Roswell Road Marietta 30068 770-973-8921 Tuition: $4,875-$8,625 Grades: Preschool-8 Students: 165 Principal: Daryl Kruse Fellowship Christian School 10965 Woodstock Road Roswell 30075 770-641-6816 www. Tuition: $3,432-$13,782 Grades: K4-12 Students: 866 Headmaster: Kathy Teston Harvest Baptist School 3460 Kellogg Creed Road Acworth 30102 770-974-9091 Tuition: $4,500 Grades: K3-12 Students: 58 Principal: Bill Lystlund High Meadows School 1055 Willeo Road Roswell 30075 770-993-2940 Tuition: $8,040-$17,250 Grades: Preschool-8 Students: 390 Head of School: Jay Underwood Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School 805 Mount Vernon Highway Atlanta 30327 404-255-4026 Tuition: $9,000-$23,500 Grades: Preschool-12 Students: 1,362 Head of School: Paul Barton


Holy Spirit Preparatory School 4449 Northside Drive Atlanta 30327 (Upper School) 4820 Long Island Drive Atlanta 30342 (Lower School) 4465 Northside Drive Atlanta 30327 (Preschool) 678-904-2811 Tuition: $5,400-$21,600 Grades: PreK2-12 Students: 650 Head of School: Kyle M. Pietrantonio Howard School, The 1192 Foster Street Atlanta 30318 404-377-7436 Tuition: $27,000-$29,000 Grades: K-12 Students: 244 Head of School: Marifred Cilella Lovett School, The 4075 Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta 30327 404-262-3032 Tuition: $20,820-$24,640 Grades: K-12 Students: 1,675 Headmaster: William S. Peebles IV Lyndon Academy 485 Toonigh Road Woodstock 30188 770-926-0166 Tuition: $11,000-$13,000 Grades: Jr. K-8 Students: 187 Headmaster: Linda Murdock Marist School 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE Atlanta 30319 770-457-7201 Tuition: $17,200 Grades: 7-12 Students: 1,080 Principal: Rev. Joel Konzen, S.M.

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PRIVATE SCHOOL GUIDE Choosing A Private School The reasons cited over and over again by families who send their children to private schools include individual attention, small classes, teacher excellence, and high academic standards. Your decision to consider an independent/private school is just the beginning. While private schools set high standards and emphasize values, they are wonderfully distinct from each other. There are day and boarding schools; coeducational, girls’, and boys’ schools. Enrollment varies from a few dozen to a few thousand students. Some independent schools are progressive, others more traditional in structure. Private schools also serve a varying range of students in terms of abilities and interests. Some schools offer special programs such as intensified instruction in the fine and performing arts, experiential learning projects, or travel abroad seminars. Many schools excel at rigorous intellectual preparation; others are dedicated to average learners; and some specialize in teaching bright students with learning disabilities. Since each of these schools has something unique to offer, ideally you are trying to match a student’s needs with the appropriate school. Write or call the admissions office for published information about a school’s philosophy and programs, and then make an appointment to visit.

If you haven’t done so already, contact each potential school for information dealing with philosophy, curriculum, extracurricular offerings, admission process, and financing options. Compare each school’s literature with the items on your list; this should give you a preliminary sense of which schools are a good match. Take into account what type of environment would be best for your child and consider his or her individual strengths as you examine each school’s program. The best time to apply is in the fall preceding the academic year of the student’s admission; however, applications are considered throughout the school year. Most schools will require a personal interview, admissions testing, and information from your child’s current school. Ask the individual school for the details of its application procedures and testing dates. In short, choosing the right school for your child is likely the most important single decision you might make in terms of setting the proper path and direction for life. A little preparation and research on the part of parents will go miles toward making the ultimate destination clear at the exit ramp.


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PRIVATE SCHOOL GUIDE Mount Paran Christian School 1275 Stanley Road Kennesaw 30152 770-578-0182 Tuition: $5,044-$15,476 Grades: PreK-12 Students: 1,215 Headmaster: Dr. David Tilley Mount Vernon Presbyterian School 471 Mt. Vernon Highway NE (Early Learning-6) 510 Mt. Vernon Highway NE (7-12) Atlanta 30328 404-252-3448 Tuition: $9,390-$18,955 Grades: Early Learning-12 Students: 931 Head of School: Dr. J. Brett Jacobsen

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Mt. Bethel Christian Academy 4385 Lower Roswell Road Marietta 30068 (K-8) 2509 Post Oak Tritt Road Marietta 30062 (9-12) 770-971-0245 Tuition: $10,370-$14,500 Grades: K-12 Students: 568 Head of School: Jim R. Callis North Cobb Christian School 4500 Lakeview Drive Kennesaw 30144 770-975-0252 Tuition: $4,325-$13,360 Grades: K3-12 Students: 910 Head of School: Todd Clingman

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Omega Private Academy 2960 Shallowford Road Marietta 30066 www. omegaprivateacademy. com Tuition: $9,980 Grades: K-12 Students: 16 Head of School: Mihir Chheda Pace Academy 966 W. Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta 30327 404-262-1345 Tuition: $21,000-$24,200 Grades: Pre-First-12 Students: 1,085 Head of School: Frederick Assaf Porter Academy 200 Cox Road Roswell 30075 770-594-1313 Tuition: $18,959 Grades: PreK-8 Students: 75 Head of School: Claudia Porter Queen of Angels Catholic School 11340 Woodstock Road Roswell 30075 770-518-1804 Tuition: $7,450 Grades: K-8 Students: 504 Principal: Molly Carlin Riverside Military Academy 2001 Riverside Drive Gainesville 30501 770-532-6251 Tuition: $32,000 Grades: 7-12 Students: 460 President: Dr. James Benson

PRIVATE SCHOOL GUIDE Schenck School, The 282 Mt. Paran Road NW Atlanta 30327 404-252-2591 Tuition: $28,930 Grades: K-6 Students: 250 Head of School: Gena W. Calloway

St. Francis High School 13440 Cogburn Road Milton 30004 678-339-9989 www.saintfrancisschools. com Tuition: $18,000-$19,950 Grades: 9-12 Students: 320 Principal: Colette Staak

Shiloh Hills Christian School 260 Hawkins Store Road Kennesaw 30144 770-926-7729 Tuition: $3,229-$8,183 Grades: K3-12 Students: 250 Principal: Terry Farrant

St. Joseph Catholic School 81 Lacy Street Marietta 30060 770-428-3328 Tuition: $6,145 Grades: K-8 Students: 490 Principal: Patricia Allen

Shreiner Academy 1340 Terrell Mill Road Marietta 30067 770-953-1340 Tuition: $1,193-$1,463/monthly Grades: 2K-8 Students: 200 President: Todd F. Avis

St. Jude the Apostle School 7171 Glenridge Drive NE Atlanta 30328 770-394-2880 Tuition: $7,705 Grades: K-8 Students: 510 Principal: Patty Childs

Sophia Academy 2880 Dresden Drive Atlanta 30341 404-303-8722 Tuition: $4,900-$22,000 Grades: PreK-12 Students: 90 Director: Marie S. Corrigan

St. Martin’s Episcopal School 3110-A Ashford Dunwoody Road Atlanta 30319 404-237-4260 Tuition: $10,500-$18,100 Grades: PreK3-8 Students: 600 Headmaster: Dr. James E. Hamner

St. Catherine of Siena 1618 Ben King Road Kennesaw 30144 770-419-8601 Tuition: $7,150-$7,650 Grades: K-8 Students: 441 Principal: Sister Mary Patrick, O.P. St. Francis Day School 9375 Willeo Road Roswell 30075 770-641-8257 Tuition: $11,000-$19,000 Grades: K-8 Students: 500 Headmaster: Drew Buccellato

Swift School, The 300 Grimes Bridge Road Roswell 30075 678-205-4988 Tuition: $23,285-$23,685 Grades: 1-8 Students: 275 Head of School: Richard J. Wendlek




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PRIVATE SCHOOL GUIDE Trinity School 4301 Northside Parkway Atlanta 30327 404-231-8118 Tuition: $15,100-$21,305 Grades: 3yrs-6 Students: 641 Head of School: Joseph Marshall

Westminster Schools, The 1424 West Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta 30327 404-355-8673 Tuition: $21,070-$24,435 Grades: K-12 Students: 1,856 President: Keith Evans

Walker School, The 700 Cobb Parkway North Marietta 30062 678-581-6921 Tuition: $8,820-$20,100 Grades: PreK-12 Students: 982 Head of School: Jack Hall

Whitefield Academy 1 Whitefield Drive SE Mableton 30126 678-305-3000 www.whitefieldacademy. com Tuition: $10,000-$20,000 Grades: PreK4-12 Students: 767 Headmaster: Dr. Kevin Bracher

Weber School, The 6751 Roswell Road Atlanta 30328 404-917-2500 Tuition: $25,000 Grades: 9-12 Students: 225 Head of School: Rabbi Edward Harwitz

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Wood Acres School, The 1772 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30062 770-971-1880 Tuition: $3,000-$10,000 Grades: Peschool-8 Students: 420 Head of School: Judy Thigpen


PRIVATE SCHOOL GUIDE The Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS ) The Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools is an affiliation of independent schools in the Atlanta area that operates under similar ethical and organizational guidelines. AAAIS schools also administer a nondiscriminatory policy towards admission and do not discriminate regarding race, color, creed, gender, national origin or age. For more than three decades, the Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS) has provided a structure and framework for its member schools and the families who seek to learn more about independent school education. The association’s member schools - day and boarding, rural, urban and suburban - collectively enroll thousands of new students each year. The missions of these schools are as richly diverse as the population of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Most AAAIS schools have an application deadline in either February or March of the year prior to the time a student wishes to enroll. In order to be considered, it is essential that applicants attend to the application deadline and adhere to the deadline at each school to which they apply. Members of AAAIS utilize a common calendar for admissions issues. In particular, AAAIS schools agree to a common notification date to allow candidates to know their status, whether accepted, wait listed, or denied. The notification date generally occurs during the first week in April prior to the August a student

would begin classes. Many of the AAAIS member schools provide some financial aid to students who show documented need. No performance-based or athletic assistance is available in AAAIS schools. Policies and calendars related to financial aid vary widely between schools, and candidates interested in financial aid issues should speak directly with admissions officers at the schools in which they have interest. The Joint Atlanta Testing Program (JATP) involves a consortium of the AAAIS member schools. The JATP schools utilize a common test administration for students applying for positions in Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade. Applicants may wish to inquire with each admissions office with regard to whether the school is a participant in the JATP or whether the school conducts its own testing for grades Pre-Kindergarten through fifth. AAAIS schools encourage families to complete their visits early in the admission process. In order to prevent inappropriate “rushing” of accepted students, AAAIS asks that parents and applicants not visit campuses between the Common Notification Date and the Common Reply Date. For more information about the Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools and a list of member schools, visit


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Pope High School freshmen Alyssa Borko and Lacy Legaspi – also Cadettes from Girl Scout Troop 2598 – recently hosted a pancake breakfast to raise awareness about the need for funding research for children’s cancer. Held on September 6, at East Cobb Church of Christ, with the help of their sister scout, Cassidy Wardrop, sister scouts from Troop 2597 and ss Lacy Legaspi and Alyssa Borko a group of chefs (their dads) plenty of buttered pancakes smothered in warm maple syrup were served. Thanks to local sponsors I-Hop, Trader Joes, Publix, Kroger and Walmart for donating the food, their pancake breakfast raised $400. All funds were donated to Curing Kids Cancer. The girls’ produced the pancake breakfast as a way to raise awareness about the need to fund research for childhood cancer. This community service project also earned them a Girl Scout Silver Award. The Girl Scout Silver Award — the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn — gives Girl Scouts the chance to choose a project that develops leadership skills and improves the community. The girls have learned a lot and will continue to enlighten the community on how they can support kids with cancer. “I learned that because children’s bodies are more sensitive than adults, children need treatments and cures that are specific to their needs,” says Alyssa. “We found out there was a lack of funding which is the top barrier to finding treatments and cures,” says Lacy. Just one year after the devastating loss of their nine-year-old son Killian to leukemia, East Cobbers Grainne and Clay Owen founded Curing Kids Cancer in 2004 in order to celebrate Killian’s life and to fund research to find a cure for childhood cancer. Check out for more information. Please join with them in trying to make a difference in fighting kids’ cancer and spread the word!


Frameworks Gallery Celebrates 40 Years in East Cobb

ss Sisters Sunny Walker, Diane Spencer and Jean Willey celebrate the 40th anniversary of Frameworks Gallery.

It’s clear the custom framing business that sisters Diane Spencer and Sunny Walker started in their basement 40 years ago can no longer be considered a hobby. As their business grew from the Parkaire to Merchants Walk to Woodlawn Point shopping centers, they finally settled in at their current location in Woodlawn Square 12 years ago. Also, as their interest and knowledge in original art expanded, they changed the name of their store from Frameworks to Frameworks Gallery. Frameworks Gallery is truly a local family business. The owners brought their children to work with them or helped watch each other’s children. Their sister, Jean Willey, started working with them, and a son is now the framing manager. They’ve provided artwork and framing for generations of families, and they credit their success with striving to be the best at what they do, while putting the customer first. “We love the saying, ‘quality endures,’ and we are using this as our mantra for the business,” shares Walker. Through the years, Frameworks Gallery has expanded to display a wide variety of artistic media, including oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, pastels and pottery. In fact, they just completed the art and framing for the new East Cobb WellStar facility. “We introduce novice art buyers to the process of collecting fine art of all mediums, and we take pride in introducing veteran collectors to artists they may never have seen,” says Spencer. Longtime customer Becky Wallis shares that she goes nowhere else for her framing needs. “I have been coming here for years, and every piece in my house has been framed by them,” says Wallis. Frameworks Gallery will be celebrating their 40th anniversary with customers through the month of November, including a Gala Art reception Nov. 15. For more information, visit, call 770-973-6701 or go to their store at 1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, 30068.


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


Wednesday Walks in the Garden at Barrington Hall. Share in the garden’s history and learn some gardening tips for your own yard. 9:30-10:30am. Free. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info/reservations: 770-640-3855.


Marietta Square Farmers Market features products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, cheese and other items. Saturday 9am-12pm and Sunday 12-3pm. Rain or shine. Now open all year; Sundays from April-November. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or


Free Arts and Crafts at Lakeshore Learning Store. 11am3pm. Ages 3 and up. Making Music Drum, The Fire Safety Fido, Bunny reading pointer and Spooky sweets holder. Lakeshore Learning Store, 4287 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-3100 or

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6th Annual Oktoberfest features German food, live pets, polka dancing, a bingo tournament and more! 10am7pm. Admission: $3/adults or 4 canned food items to support MUST Ministries. Children 12 and under: free. Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2922 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066. More info: 770-971-4600. 7th Annual Athletes Helping Athletes 5K Run/Walk &1 mile Noon Day Nature Trail Walk benefiting the Southeastern Greyhound Club and its adoption program. Registration/ packet pick up starts at 6:30am. Race starts at 8:30am. Admission: $35 to register on race day, $30 pre-registration. Register at or or by mail-in form. Pope and Land Office (Barrett Summit Office Park), 1990 Vaughn Road, Kennesaw. More info: 770-222-2235 or


Ride to Fight Cancer! Join 24 Hours of Booty and Mount Vernon Presbyterian School for a one-of-a-kind, familyfriendly bike tour. The event will host 500+ riders who will raise more than $350,000 for cancer research and survivorship. Ride starts at 2pm on the 4th and ends at 2pm on the 5th. Registration on a sliding scale. Mount Vernon Presbyterian School 471 Mt. Vernon Highway, Atlanta 30328. More info:



The Everlasting Tour: Sandi Patty, with special guest Veritas. An evening of inspiration, worship and celebration with Christian music’s most honored artist. This evening will feature many of Sandi’s iconic classics as well as a collection of songs from her brand new project, Everlasting. 6:30-8pm. Discounted price for tickets purchased at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church (UMC) Premier (First 6 rows center sections) $30; Main Floor/General Admission: $20; Balcony/General Admission: $16.50. Mt. Bethel UMC, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Sandra Chapman, Sandra. or 770-971-2880. Holy Family Catholic Church Annual Fall Festival. International and local food, cake walks, games, crafts and more. 11am to 4pm. Holy Family Catholic Church, 3401 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-0038 or The Magnolia Ball for residents of Assisted Living Centers and those over 75 years of age. The Johnson Ferry Jazz Band will play Big Band music for listening and dancing. 4-6pm. Refreshments will be served. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2968 or

OCTOBER 6 First Monday Breakfast hosted by Cobb Chamber of Commerce. The 2014 Public Safety Employee of the Year will be awarded. 7am: VIP reception followed by breakfast at 7:30am. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or Fourth Annual Y Golf Open. The East Cobb-McCleskey YMCA is one of 20 Ys participating in Atlanta’s largest charitable golf tournament. More info and/or to register: or

OCTOBER 7-8 6th Annual Gifts Galore & More. An expo event featuring local artists, vendors, and small businesses in the East Cobb studio/home of textile artist Lynn Weinberg. Tuesday: 11am-2pm & 5-8pm; Wednesday: 10am-3pm. Somerset Subdivision, 3275 Somerset Trace SE, Marietta 30067. More info: 678-234-0966 or


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Museum Mice Tour. Marietta Museum of history invites children ages 3 to 5 years old for our Museum Mice Tour. Preschoolers are led into a lifelong love of history with our award-winning Mice Tours. $5/person, $15/family maximum. Reservations are required for the tour. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Suite #200, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5710 or


Focus on Photography. The Members of the Cobb Photography Society are celebrating its 40th Anniversary with Focus on Photography. Presenting a juried exhibition of exceptional photographic images. Opening reception 7 – 9pm. The Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-2700 or


13th Annual Fall into Crafts Marketplace sponsored by the St. Andrew United Methodist Women. Featuring 46 exhibitors, the show includes jewelry, painting, soap, hand-knitted items, wooden toys, silent auction and food. All proceeds will be donated to missions. Friday: 11am7pm. Saturday: 10am-4pm. St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Keheley Building, 3455 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-926-3488 or CraftFair. Eastminster Fall Festival. The best BBQ ever! Pony rides, petting zoo, bouncy houses, arts and crafts, face painting, vendors, book sale, bake sale and more. All proceeds benefit missions and outreach efforts. Friday: 12-8pm (BBQ); Saturday: 9am-3pm (Festival). More info: 770-977-2976 or



23rd Annual Mistletoe Market presented by the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta (JLCM). Merchants from the Atlanta area and beyond will offer the latest in apparel, jewelry, children’s clothing, gifts, home and garden accents, gourmet food, specialty items, and holiday apparel and accessories. Proceeds help fund local organizations. Thursday and Friday: 9:30am-6pm and Saturday: 9:30am-4:30pm. Admission: $4 online, $8 day of event. Ages 10 and under: free. Receive $1 off your General Market ticket at the door by bringing a canned food item to help JLCM support The Center for Family Resources. Cobb Civic Center, 528 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info:


Cobb Library Book Sale will include soft-cover and hardback books, magazines, textbooks, DVD and VHS movies and children’s books. Prices range from 10 cents to $5. Proceeds will enable the library staff to purchase new materials, including books and DVDs. Book sale volunteers needed as well. Friday & Saturday: 9am-5pm. Sunday: 1pm- 5pm. Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2320 or


Centerstage North presents Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, co-produced with the Mountain View Arts Alliance. This much-revived fussy, cantankerous novelist re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife. Personalities, of the living and the not, clash in this classic comedy. Tickets: $15 in advance; $17 at the door. The Art Place Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb More info:



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Book Signing. Frances Patton Statham will feature her famous Roswell books, Roswell Women and its sequel Roswell Legacy. Her book Trail of Tears has just recently been reissued. It is the story of a Cherokee child of two worlds where she would inspire and sustain her people on a forced journey into exile. Free, books available for purchase. 1-4pm. Roswell Visitors Center, 617 Atlanta Street Roswell, 30075. More info: 770-640-3253. Cobb Executive Women Luncheon. Join Cobb Executive Women as Hala Moddelmog, President & CEO, Metro Atlanta Chamber, shares ts even g in her journey to success.11am. k ea it te-br h, vis Admission: $20 online and $35 For la his mont t at door for Chamber memcob .east bers. Guests: $30 online and $45 www at door. Must register by noon October 8. The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway Suite 1700, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or


Fall Farm Day at Smith Plantation. Annual family event features artisan exhibits and demonstrations pertaining to life on a 19th century farm, including living history exhibits and activities: spinning, weaving, and open-hearth cooking. Children’s activities include period games, a farm animal petting zoo, wagon rides, crafts, farm chores, and gold & gem panning. 11am-3pm. Activities on the grounds are free except gold and gem panning is $5. Smith Plantation, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info: 770-641-3978 or


Mt. Bethel Preschool Fall Festival. Bring the whole family out to celebrate Mt. Bethel Preschool’s Annual Fall Festival. From bounce houses and pony rides to face painting, festival games, live DJ, silent auction, BBQ and more. 10am-2pm. : purchase at the event (cash only). The festival will be located in the Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church parking lot located at 4385 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta. More info: Lindsey Catone, 770-547-5838 or Video Games LIVE! With the Georigia Symphony Orchestra. Picture the excitement and energy of a rock concert mixed with the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra combined together by the technology, interactivity, stunning visuals and fun that only video games can provide! 8pm. Tickets: $26-$86 available through the Cobb Energy Center. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info: 770-916-2800 or

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2014 Marietta Chalk Fest. Chalk art festival in and around the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art and historic Marietta Square. Features a juried art competition. Professional chalk artists will be drawing from 10am-5pm. Public chalk competition Saturday 10am-3pm. Free. More info: The Hunts LIVE! The Hunts, an indie-folk band driven by a passion for creating compelling music, bring to the stage an amazing chemistry and powerful presence. 8-10pm. Tickets $35, $25/students under 21. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street Roswell 30075. More info:

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Atlanta Wind Symphony Concert at Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Free. Doors open at 2:30pm; Concert at 3pm Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street Roswell 30075. More info:


North Atlanta Soccer Association 2014 Golf & Tennis Tournament. The golf tournament will begin at 10am with a check-in at 8:30am. Four-man scramble, shotgun start format. $125 per player. The tennis tournament will be doubles team format. $75 per player or $150 per team. The tournament will start at 11am, check-in at 10:15am. To register, visit Pinetree Golf & Country Club, 3400 McCollum Pkwy NW, Kennesaw. More info: Dean Harris at or 770-926-7175.


23rd Annual East Cobb Wine & Vine hosted by the East Cobb Civitan Club, silent auction and wine tasting will benefit Friends for the East Cobb Park. 6-9pm. $25. Must be at least 21 years old to attend. Olde Towne Athletic Club, 4950 Olde Towne Parkway, Marietta. More info: 678-548-9635 or Flower Garden Club Fashion Show & Luncheon presented by Steinmart and Harry’s Whole Foods. 11:30am, doors open at 11am. Tickets: $25. The Marietta Educational Center, 505 Kennesaw Avenue, Marietta. More info: 770-429-0204.


Georgia Symphony Orchestra (GSO) Casual Friday. The GSO offers the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, meet the musicians, conductor and soloists in an informal rehearsal setting. Tickets: $5. Marietta Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info: Walton High School Homecoming Parade. The parade will begin at 2:45pm at Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Rd, Marietta, on Sewell Mill Road and will end at Walton High School, 1590 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta.

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Much Ado About Nothing presented by Pope Drama Club. One of William Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies. The road to love proves a hilly one, filled with ups and downs, and not without a few laughs along the way. October 17-18: 7pm Pope High School, 3001 Hembree Road NE, Marietta/East Cobb. October 19 performance: 2pm at the New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta 30308. More info:


31st Annual Southern Invitational Music Festival hosted by the Sprayberry Band of Gold. High School marching bands from across the Southeast will be performing and competing. Concessions available. $10/adult. $5/ student. Free/ages 6 & under. 10am-10pm. Sprayberry High School, Jim Frazier Stadium, 2525 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 37th annual Harvest Square Festival. The Fall arts and crafts festival features a wide variety of unique handmade items from local artists and craftsmen as well as fall fun for the entire family. Halloween Happenings for kids 12 and under, 1-5pm, Zombie Walk 5-10pm. , Marietta Square. More info: 770-794-5601 or Annual Atlanta –Area U.S. Navy Birthday Ball. Gala Formal Celebration of the 239th Birthday of our U.S. Navy. Featuring Keynote Speaker Admiral James Winnefeld, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. Formal dinner, dancing with live Navy band, silent auction, door prizes, traditional cake cutting by oldest and youngest sailors present, recognition of Sailors of the Year at local Navy Units. 6pm-Midnight. Sponsored by the Navy League, Atlanta Metropolitan Council, Lockheed Martin, and other local patriotic organizations. Tickets: $65 for civilians and retirees. Active Duty and Reserves: Officers: $65 | E-7 – E-9: $55 | E-6: $45 | E-5: $35 | E-4 and below: $25. Atlanta Marriott Hotel Northwest, 200 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta 30339. For tickets or more info: Don Giles, dongiles@mindspring,com or 770-509-3772.




Lutador Challenge. Martial arts competition, kids to teens, men and women. Competition begins at 9:30 pm. Registration fees vary. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 678-584-3994 or


Car & Motorcycle Show presented by the East Cobb Lions Club. Door prizes, DJ, spaghetti dinner. Prizes awarded to top car/motorcycle entrants. Registration: 3pm. Open to public: 4pm. Powers Ferry Methodist Church, 245 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Chris Weisbarth, or 770-875-8006 or Debbie Hennessey or 404-234-1319.


Harvest on the Hooch. Promoting the FARM to TABLE Movement. Presented by Whole Foods Market at the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s (CNC) Unity Garden, Join the CNC for a beautiful fall afternoon dedicated to fresh food, cooking healthy, promoting the farm to table movement and generating community awareness about the connection between good nutrition and health. 1-4pm. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell 30075. More info: 770-992-2055 x.226 or


Boxerstock 2014. An all-day music festival benefiting Atlanta Boxer Rescue. Vendors, concession stand, canine demonstrations, silent auction and activities for the whole family. $10/adult, children 5-12 $5 in advance,$7/at gate. Volunteers will also provide microchipping for $25/dog. Be sure to bring proof of ownership and immunization records to get microchipped. 12–6pm. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info:


Lyric Theatre presents Chicago. Set amidst the razzledazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Thursday – Saturday: 8pm; Saturday & Sunday 2pm. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, SE, Marietta 30060. More info: or 404-377-9948. 7TH Annual Cobb Arts Ball. This evening is in support of the Endowment Fund of United Arts of Cobb is highlighted by high quality entertainment, casino games, and silent-live auction. Formal dinner, casino, live entertainment, Passion for the Arts theme, black tie optional, silent/ live auction. $180/person. 6pm. Cobb Galleria - John Williams Ballroom, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta 30339. More info: Sally Macaulay, 770-528-1444 ext. 14.


Family Fun Day. Kids games, inflatables, rock wall and more! Tours of East Cobb Health Park will be offered. Free refreshments. 1-4pm. East Cobb Health Park, 3747 Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770- 956-STAR (7827). Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Concert Weekend. See the 400 students of the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra show their remarkable talents at the Bailey Center of Kennesaw State University. Offerings include three full orchestras, a string orchestra, percussion ensemble, and jazz ensemble. 3pm & 7:30pm. Tickets: $8. Dr. Bobbie Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. More info: 770-429-7016 or


Chili Cook-off and Food Truck Event. Chili cook off, kids costume parade, live music, food trucks and trick-ortreating. 5-8pm. $20 entry fee for chili cook off. Paper Mill Village, 255 Village Parkway, Marietta. More info: Shannan Jordan,

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Sounds of LIFE Concert Series with Fools Mosaic & Seven Handle Circus. Live Music, food trucks & drinks. 6-9pm. $10/person. Bring a blanket, lawn chair or buy a reserved seat. Life University outdoor amphitheater, Lyceum Park, 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta 30060. More info: soundsoflife for tickets.


23rd Annual Ribbons & Holly Handcrafted Market. Great selection of vendors, unique gifts and objects of art. 9am-5pm. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-2880 or All Saints Mission Run 5K and 3K Fun Run/Walk. Proceeds benefit The ChrisTeen Mission trip to Nicaragua and the Stephen Nolasco memorial fund. 3K: 7:30am. 5K: 8am. 3K Admission: $25 for adults; $15 for youth; Free 5 and under. 5K Admission: $30 to register on race day, $25 pre-registration. Transfiguration Catholic Church, 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-1442 x.125 or


29th Annual Mt. Zion Craft Show sponsored by the Mt. Zion United Methodist Women, featuring artists and crafters, door prize, silent auction, pictures with Santa, bake sale, and more. All proceeds benefit local and church mission projects and charities. Friday: 9am-5pm. Saturday: 9am-4pm. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465 or


Mt. Bethel Elementary School Fun Run/Walk/5k. The Fun Run is dedicated to promoting health and fitness for people of all ages is especially children. 8am. $23. Mt. Bethel Elementary School, 1210 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta/ East Cobb. More info: 770-578-7248. Tritt Trot. 5k Road Race and 1 Mile Fun Run benefiting the Tritt Elementary PE Department. Races begin at 7:45 am. Registration fee before October 17: $20; After October 17: $25. Register online: Tritt Elementary School, 4435 Post Oak Tritt Road, Marietta. More info: Kelli Hutchinson at 770-286-9883 or

The 10th 12th Annual Annual The Cobb County Republican Women’s Club Cobb County Republican Women’s

Veterans Celebration Brunch Veterans Celebration Brunch Saturday, November 1, 2014 • 10:00 am SOCIAL STARTSTO AT 9:00 “HONORING SERVICE OURAM NATION”

Hilton Marietta Conference Center

Saturday, October 27, 2012 10:00 am “Honoring Service To Our Nation” 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta, GA 30064 SOCIAL OPENS AT 9:00AM

Keynote Speaker MARTIN MORGAN Hilton MariettaK.A. Conference Center Author of “The Americans on D-Day” and “Down to Earth” 500 Powder Springs St, Marietta, GA 30064 Broadcasting Contributor on the History Channel, the National Geographic Channel and the Weather Channel

Invited Keynote Speaker

Special Tribute to the World War II Veterans

GOVERNOR RICK PERRY Celebrating 70th Anniversary of D-Day Governor of the State of Texas

-the Invasion of Normandy

Special Tribute for the 50th Master of Ceremonies: “MOBY” Anniversary of the Vietnam War “Person of the Year 2008” FEATURING: Special Appearance by “American Idol” Finalist High School ROTC ColorTHEIR Guard FAMILIES ALL VETERANS OF ALL WARS, AND PATRIOTIC WELCOMED Tickets on Sale AMERICANS starting September 26th RESERVE Contact: YOUR SEAT - SPACE IS LIMITED!!! DEEEARLY GAY 770.265.4949 CALL DEE GAY 770.265.4949 OR 770. 578.0509 BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY - SPACE IS LIMITED!!

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Silva Piano Studios Dr. Francisco Silva, DMA and Mireille Silva, MM



East Cobb location: 1518 Blackwell Rd - Marietta 30066


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The EAST COBBER has collected a few local magical events and haunted happenings for you to enjoy this Halloween season.


October 1- 31 Owned and operated by East Cobbers, the Roswell Ghost Tour is a community staple. Unlike some tours and haunted houses, these Ghost Tours tell stories of real hauntings without costumes to enhance imagination. Tours are available nightly in October. Demand is high. Private group tours offered as well. $15/adults, $10/children 12 and under. Walking tour is 2 ½ hours. To reserve: 770-649-9922. 610 Atlanta Street, Roswell.


October 3-5, 9-12, 16-19, 23 - November 1 A haunted house packed with murdering maniacs, ghostly ghouls, and unexpected horror around every turn. Thursdays and Sundays: 7-11pm. Fridays and Saturdays: 7pm-midnight. October 26-30: 7-11pm. $20/ticket, $25 combo or Paranoia Pass $40. 261 Marietta Road, Canton, GA 30114. More info:


Fridays and Saturdays starting October 5 through November 1 Step aboard the trolley for a spirited 90-minute fully narrated ride through Marietta. The ghost tours are all 90 minutes of thrills and chills based on history and documented accounts of ghostly encounters. There is a walk of about 2 blocks. Tours start at 8pm. $27 (plus tax)/Adults. $14 (plus tax)/Children (12 and under). $25 (plus tax)/seniors. Limited space. Advance reservations required. More info: for available times, some dates are already full or call The Historic Marietta Trolley Co., 770-425-1006 or


October 3-31 St. Andrew United Methodist Church hosts their pumpkin patch for the 29th year. Pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn and more for purchase. Monday-Saturday: 9:30 am-8 pm. Sundays: noon-8 pm. All proceeds from the patch support the Youth Ministry and Missions of St. Andrew United Methodist Church. St. Andrews UMC, 3455 Canton Hwy, Marietta. More info: 770-926-3488 or


October 17-18, 24-25 Get ready to take a walk on the wild side and meet some wonderful costumed woodland creatures at night! Experience the mystery of a short half-mile guided night hike through the lighted woodland trails where you’ll meet friendly costumed forest creatures who will delight you with their dramatic antics. Create crafts in the gym such as bat puppets, mysterious masks, and more. Tickets are $8 for first weekend and $9 for the second weekend, children two and under are free. Hikes start at 7 pm and end at 10. The trails are not suitable for strollers and children must be accompanied by adults at all times. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 ext. 236 or


October 18 Harvest Square is an annual arts and crafts festival held each October. In addition to a wide variety of arts and crafts items, the festival includes Halloween Happenings for children. Carnival games and lots of prizes will thrill the little ones. The show setting is at Glover Park in the historic Marietta Square. Harvest Square Arts and Crafts Festival - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Halloween Happenings 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Zombie Walk 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. More info: 770-794-5601 or


October 18 Come swim around and pick out your perfect pumpkin and then decorate it. Also take time out to bob for apples and games. Children 10 and under must have an adult in the pool with them. Children 8 and under must have an adult in the water. You must register for this event. Saturday: 6-8 pm. Check times for your age group. $8/child. McCleskey-East Cobb Family YMCA, 1055 E. Piedmont Road, Marietta 30062. More info: 770-977-5991


September 28– October 31 Buy a pumpkin here, plus stickers, candy and a great photo spot. Monday-Friday: 12-7:30pm, Saturdays: 9:30am-7pm, Sundays: 127:30pm until October 13. Oct. 13 9:30-7:30pm - Oct. 31st. Oct. 31st the patch closes at 5pm. Mt. Zion UMC, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465. Ask for Deborah.

October 24 Come dressed up in your spookiest costume. For ages 12 and under (Parents are free, but must accompany children to this event). Costume and dance the night away with a DJ. carnival, games and crafts. Best costume wins a prize. 6-8pm. $5 per child. Game tickets are included in the registration fee. Food items can be purchased for a nominal fee. McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA, 1055 East Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-5991.




October 4-31 Buy pumpkins for decorating, pies and Jack-O-Lanterns. MondaySaturday: 10 am-8 pm. Sundays: 1-8 pm. BBQ on October 19: 11 am-3 pm. October 19: Fall Festival: 11 am-1 pm. Yard sale all day on October 19: 9 am-3 pm. October 31: Trunk or Treat in parking lot from 5-8 pm. Powers Ferry UMC, 245 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-5271.

October 25 & 26 This Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival is a 2-day family friendly event, featuring amazing balloon glows, trick-ortreating, tethered balloon rides, harvest beer tents, vendor marketplace, sports bar, artist market, amazing food trucks, roving entertainment, kid’s area, a concert stage, and more! Advance Pricing: Adults: $12, Kids (3-12): $5, Under 3: FREE. After October 17: Adults: $15, Kids (3-12): $8, Under 3: FREE. Kennesaw State Sports & Recreation Park, 3200 George Busbee Parkway NW, Kennesaw. For more info:

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October 28, 29 & 30 Pope High School will be hosting their annual Haunted Theater: Insane Asylum Starts at 7 pm, last group is thru at 9:30. Admission is $5, if you bring in 5lbs of canned goods and non-perishable items your second ticket is free. Celebrate Halloween in a less contemporary manner but still just as frightening. Canned good and non-perishable items will be accepted at the door as part of Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat and MUST Ministries. Pope High School, 3001 Hembree Road, Marietta. For more information or


October 31 Yacht Rock Schooner will be performing at The Strand on October 31st, 2014. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the night of. Seats are general admission and are available through The Strand Box Office at 770.293.0080 or online at

October 26 This track meet is unique because runners will be competing in their costumes. Divisions are in place for age groups and distance. A Skirt Sprint will also be happening to honor women. There will be prizes and activities tables for supporters. $8 Entry Fee (Register by Labor Day - 9.1.2014). $15 Entry Fee (Register by 10.23.2014). $20 Entry Fee (Race Day Registration). Benefitting the YWCA of Northwest Georgia’s Domestic Violence Shelter, “Sheltering Hands”. 1:45pm. Swift Cantrell Park, 3140 Old US Highway 41, Kennesaw 30144. More info:


September 13 - January 10 The Howlpharetta Ghost Tour is a 2 hour walking tour of historic, downtown Alpharetta. This tour features great storytellers that combine the actual history of particular spots with their spooky counterparts. Tickets are $15 for all ages. Friday and Saturday nights throughout the autumn. All tours meet at the corner of Milton Ave. and Roswell Street in front of the deli and salon at the old Dodd Hotel (physical address is 120 Milton Ave., Alpharetta) For more information:


October 10 - November 2 Creepers Haunted House is back! After a 4 year hiatus, Atlanta’s Creepiest Haunted House is Back with a Vengeance! Infamous for elaborate, hand-crafted sets and respected throughout the haunt industry, Creepers promises thrills and chills unlike anything you will find anywhere else! Sunday through Thursday nights open 7-11pm - $20, Fast Pass $50 (Skip the line!). Fridays & Saturdays open 7-midnight, and HALLOWEEN NIGHT $25, Fast Pass $50 (Skip the line!). Located at 2781 South Cobb Dr. Smyrna, GA 30080 More info at


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Pet of the Month: Woody Submitted by Amber Harris

Should Your Pet Be Our Pet of the Month? Fill out the information on your pet and send it to: EAST COBBER, P.O. Box 680445, Marietta, GA 30068

Please include a picture with your entry. Or email description and a jpg to:

Pet’s Name:_________________________________________ Animal/Breed:______________________________________ Age & Gender:______________________________________ Favorite Food:_______________________________________

Animal/Breed: Yorkie

Favorite Person:_____________________________________

Age & Gender: 5 yrs, male Favorite Food: Whatever his sister, Sophie, is eating Favorite Person: His daddy (unless Mom’s around)

Turn Ons:____________________________________________

Best Trick: Batting those big brown peepers Turn Ons: Calling him a good boy

Turn Offs:____________________________________________

Turn Offs: Calling him a bad boy Favorite Toy: His horsey

Favorite Toy:________________________________________

Last Seen: Growling at chipmunks at the window What makes your pet so special: He’s been through so much (puppy mill, broken leg, heart worms) but still has a happy spirit and is the most appreciative dog I’ve ever seen.

Best Trick:___________________________________________

Last Seen:___________________________________________ What makes your pet so special:_____________________ Owner’s Name:_____________________________________

We care about him as much as you do.

1028 Woodlawn Drive, Marietta • 770-977-9000 •

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Atlanta Boxer Rescue to Hold Seventh Annual Boxerstock Music Festival meet approved adopters. Those interested in fostering a boxer should submit their application as early as possible.

The seventh annual Boxerstock Music Festival which benefits the Atlanta Boxer Rescue, takes place on Sunday, October 19, from noon to 6pm at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. This year’s event promises to be the best ever, featuring live music from both national and local acts in a variety of musical genres, including American Idol 2014 finalist, Jess Meuse. Boxerstock is a family and dogfriendly event, welcoming well-behaved dogs of all breeds. Sponsor C&C Fence Company will provide 2 fenced Mini-Dog Parks, one for large dogs and one for smaller canine attendees to roam off leash. Trainers from sponsor K-9 Coach/Bed & Bark will be available for dog training tips and demos throughout the day. Microchipping for dogs that have current vaccinations and proof of ownership will be available for $25 per dog. Atlanta food truck vendors Mix’d Up, Yoli’s and Mighty Meatballs will serve delicious food options at the park throughout the day. This year’s musical lineup includes some of the finest artists from local performers and nationally known acts. The music starts at noon and continues throughout the day until 6 p.m. Georgia native and 2014 Georgia Music Awards Country Female Artist of the Year, Megan Fowler, kicks things off at noon. Charlotte-area musicians Stolen Hearts bring their signature “Dirty Southern Soul” sound to the stage. The Larry Griffith Band will have the audience on their feet with their own brand of blues wizardry. 2014 Georgia Music Awards Country Band of the Year, Tiger Creek Band combines musical styles into a sound that’s guaranteed to entertain. Power trio JP Blues delivers searing, soulful guitars to the Boxerstock stage. Chris Nathan will blow the audience away with his mellow sound and soulful, honest voice. Featured performer and American Idol 2014 star Jess Meuse closes out the show with a can’t miss performance by one of America’s top talents. Comedienne Shelly Ryan returns to Boxerstock for her sixth year as emcee. This year’s Boxerstock features a Kids’ Village with fun activities for children, including the human hamster balls from Water Walkers, inflatables, and a second stage for kidfriendly entertainment and music from some of Georgia’s finest up and coming young artists. Other planned events include a silent auction, a dog costume contest, Frisbee demos from Dahlonega Action Dogs, agility demos from the country’s top agility boxer and others. A variety of merchandise from over sixty vendors will be available for purchase. Atlanta Boxer Rescue volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about adopting, fostering or volunteering. All healthy foster dogs will be on hand to

More information about Boxerstock including sponsorship opportunities, musician lineup, vendor applications, directions to the event and a full schedule can be found at Tickets for the event are available on the website at Atlanta Boxer Rescue, Inc. is a nonprofit organization specializing in the rescue, adoption and animal welfare of Boxer dogs in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The organization provides veterinary services for its rescues and owner education and support for all Boxers in the Atlanta area. Atlanta Boxer Rescue, Inc. is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by IRS law. For more information, to volunteer, to donate or to adopt a Boxer, please visit Atlanta Boxer Rescue online at or email

Cobb & Cherokee Emergency Veterinary Clinics

(770) 424-9157

630 Cobb Parkway North Marietta, GA 30062


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Ali’s Cookies

Bradley’s Bar & Grill

Café Life at Life Grocery

Fat Lady Baker

>Dessert Bakery An East Cobb “Landmark” for over 33 years offering the best cookies and cookie cakes made from scratch, and baked fresh daily. Custom wedding and specialty cakes as well as cupcakes are available by special order, using only the finest and freshest ingredients. You will LOVE Ali’s Cookies! 1256 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 34 Marietta 30068 Mon-Thur: 10am-6pm; Fri: 10am5pm; Sun: 10am-2pm 770-971-8566 .......................................................


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

>American The friendliest neighborhood dive bar in East Cobb with great bar food, great customers & great staff! 4961 Lower Roswell Road Marietta 30068 Mon-Sat: 11:30 -2am 770-321-0108 .......................................................

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza >Pizza We specialize in gourmet 10” thin crust, six slice pizzas. 24 craft beers on tap, 14 wines by the glass, full bar. Outside patio seating and take-out. We offer gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. Family friendly atmosphere 4475 Roswell Road, Ste. 1700 Marietta 30062 Sun-Thur: 11am-11pm Fri-Sat: 11am-Midnight 678-903-4410

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

Chicken Salad Chick

>Casual Gourmet Deli Chicken Salad Chick is a fast casual gourmet deli serving 15 flavors of chicken salad, homemade side salads, assorted deli sandwiches and gourmet soups. A Simple Concept. A Superb Experience! 4101 Roswell Road, Suite 811 Marietta 30062 Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm 770-565-3985 .......................................................

Cookies By Design

>Cookies Cookies by Design created the world’s first cookie arrangement more than 20 years ago and continues to provide customers with gift-giving arrangements of individually hand-decorated cookies for every occasion. 3101 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm Sat: 10am-3pm 770-578-0200 locations/Georgia/ Marietta/30062 .......................................................

Edible Arrangements

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

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> Prepared Foods and Bake Shop Don’t hit the drive-thru! Stop in and grab one of many entrees, a loaf of bread, some slow cooked green beans, and desert. Heat up for a delicious healthy dinner on the table in a few minutes! Let the Fat Lady Cook Tonight! 2995 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30062 Tues-Fri: 10am-6:30pm Sat: 10am-1pm (if not sold out) 770-587-3005 ......................................................

Frankie’s New York Style Italian Ristorante and Pizza

>Italian Authentic New York Style Italian food and hand tossed pizzas. Offers catering for your events. Delivery after 5pm. Half price wine on Mondays. “Employee Discounts” to all Police, Fire and EMS. 3100 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 Mon-Sat: 11am-10pm; Sun: 12-9pm 770-578-6608 ......................................................

Fuji Hana Steak, Sushi, Thai

> Japanese & Thai $1 Sushi every Monday night dine-in only. Hibachi Early Bird Special from $10 every day before 6pm. Voted Best Asian Restaurant in East Cobb. 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 1 Marietta 30068 Mon-Sun: 11:30am-10pm 678-560-8071 .......................................................

Hoof & Ale

>Gastropub A great addition to East Cobb’s hunger for new and inviting food with a casual, relaxed dining atmosphere! It’s a place where CRAFT FOOD MEETS CRAFT BEER. 2100 Roswell Road, Suite 2198 Marietta 30062 Tues-Fri: Lunch: 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner: 5-9:30om Sat: 3-9:30pm 678-224-8844

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J. Christopher’s

Lee’s Golden Buddha #7

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint East Cobb

Which Wich Superior Sandwiches

> Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch J. Christopher’s is a neighborhood daytime breakfast and lunch eatery featuring traditional house-made favorites, healthy choices, and creative menu options in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. 1205 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30068 Daily: 7am-2pm 770-579-6800 .......................................................

Jersey Mike’s Subs

> Submarine Sandwiches Jersey Mike’s Subs serves the most authentic submarine sandwich available. The Certified Angus Beef top rounds are cooked right in the storre. The meats and cheeses are all top-quality premium brands. The bread is fresh-baked every day on the premises. And of course, everything’s prepared right in front of you. 4400 Roswell Road, Suite 148 Marietta 30062 Mon-Sun: 10am-9pm 770-321-3998 .......................................................

Keegan’s Public House

> Irish-American Authentic Irish pub with old world atmosphere, great food, and extensive beer and wine selections. 4401 Shallowford Road, #136 Roswell 30075 770-640-1100

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

My Friend’s Place Deli & Catering

>Deli, Catering A neighborhood deli with an inviting atmosphere suitable for a friendly gathering or a healthy alternative for a business lunch. In today’s fastpaced, health-conscious world, we have set out to provide a quality, quick-serve, alternative to fast food. Simply Delicious and Always Prepared Fresh! 1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 127 Marietta 30068 Mon-Sat: 10am-3pm 770-971-0124 eastcobb .......................................................


>Bakery Smallcakes specializes in made from scratch gourmet cupcakes made fresh daily. We have Brownies, Cookies and Milkshakes. We also do custom cakes. 2424 Roswell Road, #110 Marietta 30062 Mon-Thur: 10am-8pm; Fri-Sat: 10am-9pm; Sun: 12-6pm 678-540-3568

>Pizza, Salads & Panninis Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint is for people who crave quality pizza and great Italian food. Uncle Maddio’s is the next generation pizza place. Uncle Maddio’s offers fresh, flavorful meals made before your eyes. We allow you to interact with your pizza maker to create your meal with speed and ease. 4101 Roswell Road, Suite 1100 Marietta 30062 Mon-Sun: 11am-9pm 678-324-3590 .......................................................

>Casual Dining Which Wich? Superior Sandwiches is an American casual restaurant chain specializing in 50 unique custom made sandwiches, lettuce wich and salads. Also Serving Best Shakes, Warm cookies, chips and fountain plus bottle drinks. 1401 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 310 Marietta 30062 Mon-Sat: 11am-9pm; Sun: 12-6pm 770-321-9424 .......................................................

Vespucci’s Pizza Pasta Grill

>Contemporary American Zeal’s vast array of Craft beers, diverse selection of fine wines, and custom cocktails pair well with their delectable appetizers, small plates, and entrees. Owned and operated by a native East Cobber, Zeal strives to be community oriented and become East Cobb’s go to kitchen and bar for outstanding food. 1255 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30062 Mon-Thur: 11:30am-10pm; Fri-Sat: 11am-12am; Sun: 11am-10pm. 770-380-2548

> Italian Family owned, and award winning restaurant that opened first location in 1996 in Atlanta. We proud our self to use the finest ingredients, and make almost every thing in house. We have a large selection of traditional Italian dishes and large list of fine wines available. 4805 Canton Road Marietta 30066 Mon-Sun: 11am-9:30pm 770-928-1212




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30062 Area-Roswell Road 120 Tavern AAA Ace Hardware Academic Solutions Allstate/John Bubel Aloha Sun Tanning American Red Cross Bellingham Apartments Book Nook Café Life Capozzi’s Deli Capozzi’s Pizza Chestnut Ridge Christian Church Chevron Chicago’s Classy Flea Community Bank of the South Cookies by Design Cresco Montessori Curves Dermatology Consultants Dodgen Middle School Dog City Bakery Dr. Bradley Cross Dr. Larry Weiss ENT Dr. Mark Light East Cobb Oral Surgery East Cobb Prep East Cobb Presbyterian East Cobb Urgent Care Eastminster Preschool Edward Jones Eiffel’s Place Elmwood Apartments Enopi ENT of Georgia/Cobb Episcopal Church of St. Peter & Paul European Deli Evans Jewelers Eyes on Providence Fitness4U Fresh Produce Fuji Hana Goodyear St. Ann Catholic Church State Farm Insurance/Don Johnson Sudano Chiropractic Sunrise of East Cobb Sunshine School Sweeney Chiropractic Temple Kol Emeth The Goddard School The Hair Image Timber Ridge Elementary School Tritt Elementary School Walmart Walton High School WellStar Health Park Williamson Bar-B-Q Wood Acres Day School

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30066 Area-Sandy Plains Road A Passion for Pets Ace Hardware Addison Elementary School Ankle & Foot Center Berner Chiropractic Bi-County Chiropractic Blackwell Elementary School Blimpie Brewsters Restaurant British Academy of Ballet Arts Buddha’s Delight Restaurant C2 Education Capozzi Pizza Cazadores Restaurant Chalise & Co. Chattahoochee Tech College China Dinasty Citgo Gas Station Cosmos Fitness Covenant Presbyterian Preschool Curves David Douglas Jewelers Davis Elementary School Day Spa Nirvana Dr. Miller Dunkin Donuts Dynastic Buffet East Cobb Baseball Edward Jones Egleston Rehab Center Elite Dentistry-Dr. Clemens Enhance Flooring Expert Car Medics Fabric & Fringe Family Dental Care Fire Station Goddard School Goodyear Heritage Retirement Homes Invigo Spa Jennings Music Jersey Mikes J.J. Daniel Middle School John M Miller CPA Judy’s Buffet Kids Kuts Kids R Kids Kincaid Elementary School Lassiter High School Marietta Eye Clinic McCleskey Middle School Merrymac Montessori School of Woodstock Mountain View Aquatic Center Mountain View Community Center Mountain View Elementary School Mr. WonTon’s New Lucky China Nicholson Elementary School North Atlanta OB/Gyn Omega Learning Pak Mail Paradise Grille

Paradise Optical Patrick Carmen Hair Salon Preeminence Salon Primary Prep Academy Publix Rib Ranch Rocky Mount Elementary School Rosa’s Pizza Safe America Sandy Plains Office Supply Urban Relics 30067 Area A Child’s Night Out American Clinic for Preventative Medicine Atlanta Ballet Atria Johnson Ferry Baldino’s Barber Shop BMW Dealership Boneheads Brazilian Bakery Brumby Elementary School Chevron Food Mart Christos Restaurant Delkwood Grill Doc Greens Happy Mart Harry’s Farmers Market Hot Dogs Cool Cats Inga’s J. Christopher’s John Knox Presbyterian Church Los Bravos Mexican Restaurant Lovin’ Knit Lutheran Church of the Resurrection Mellow Mushroom Midtowne Athletic Club Powers Ferry Elementary School Schlotsky’s Deli Shell Food Mart Shreiner Academy Sope Creek Elementary School Sugarbenders Bakery The Sunshine House US Post Office Walton at Columns WellStar Wood Hollow 30068 Area-Johnson Ferry Road $2.50 Cleaners Adamark Jewelers Aesthetic Orthodontic Care Allstate American Brake Center Arbor Terrace Atlanta North Stars Atlanta Professional Counseling Center Atlanta Swim Aurelio’s Pizzeria Back by Popular Demand


Bagelicious Baked Bank of North Georgia BBQ-1 Betsy’s Hallmark Bookmiser BP Bradley’s Café C2 Education Caldwell Chiropractic Center for Ortho & Sports Medicine Chevron Chin Chin Choi Kwang Do Coldstone Coldwell Banker Cook’s Warehouse Crème de la Crème Crestwood Suites CrossFit CT Nails CVS Dance Stop Delta Credit Union Dermatology Affiliates Diane’s Nails Dickerson Middle School D’Lites Dr. Burstein Dr. Waldron Draisen Edwards Dunkin Donuts East Cobb Government Center East Cobb Health Center East Cobb Middle School East Cobb Pediatrics East Cobb Vet Clinic East Side Baptist East Side Elementary School Eastvalley Elementary School Edward Johns Jewelers Edward Jones Einstein Brothers Etz Chaim Extra Storage Space Faith Lutheran School Fitness Together Flowers of Marietta Frameworks Gallery Fuji Hana Fuller’s Park GA BBQ GA Tire Depot Get in Shape for Women Gigi’s Cupcakes Good Mews Goodyear Great Clips H&R Block H.M. Patterson Funeral Home Harry Norman Realtors Healthsource Chiropractic Hong Kong Star Innovative Orthodontics

J. Christopher’s Javits Academy Jazzercise/East Cobb Johnny’s Pizza Johnson Ferry Baptist Church Kaiser Permanente Keller Williams Kid Zone Kids R Kids Kinkos/Fedex Kroger Kudzu Embroidery Langley Chiropractic Laundromat LaVida Massage Lilli Nails Manor Care Marietta Family Dental Marietta Ice Rink Marietta Imaging Center Marlow’s Tavern Massey’s Automotive Medi Grill Mellow Mushroom Montrose Animal Hospital Moohan Martial Arts Mower Doctor Mt. Bethel Christian Academy Mt. Bethel Athletics Center Mt. Bethel Elementary School Neurosport Omega Learning Center Parc at Piedmont Parkaire Shoe Repair Peachtree Gymnastics Pet Boutique Pigtails & Crew Cuts Podiatry Group Pro Martial Arts Publix RE/MAX Red Sky Tapas Robeck’s Salon Zahara Sedalia Park Elementary School Simoniz Car Wash Smoothie King Specialized Printing Sports Clips St. Catherine’s Preschool State Farm Insurance/Ron Sprouse Subway Suntrust The Hub The Village Gas Station Tijuana Joe’s Tires Plus UPS Store Wells Fargo Wheeler High School Whole Foods Willy’s Women’s Premier Fitness . . . and more!


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DINING GUIDE Restaurant Roundup By Tricia Morris

East Cobb’s ever-burgeoning dining scene witnessed more additions and relocations over the past few months, affording local diners a variety of fresh options — from American standards to exotic Asian fare. This latest Restaurant Roundup offers readers a few tasty dining recommendations for places you might not have heard of. It’s not a complete list, but it’s a good one. Enjoy! Hot Dogs! Get your Hot Dogs! You can get your hot dogs and more at Bubba D’s Dawgs. Bubba D’s hot dogs carts are located throughout the metro Atlanta area. Owners Bubba and Jane Dukes have chosen East Cobb (located in a strip shopping center at 2520 E. Piedmont Road) to offer their Bubba D’s Dawgs in a JANE DUKES, OWNER restaurant setting. This BUBBA D’S DAWGS Southern hot dog joint provides their customers with an affordable and fun experience mixed with a sense of Southern flare. Bubba D’s uses only the best ingredients in their hot dogs, nachos and pork sandwiches. Make sure to stop by and grab a Bubba Meal. Get a delicious Southern style hot dog on a freshly steamed bun, french fries, a Moon Pie, and a drink for only $6.

For yummy pizza, pasta, and salads in a cool atmosphere look no further than Brixx Pizza. Daily drink specials include the following: Monday $3 domestic craft beers on tap; Tuesday $3 Georgia craft beer on tap; Wednesday $3 sponsor breweries on tap: Sweetwater, New Belgium, Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, and Oskar Blues; Thursday glasses of wine are 1/2 price and Sunday bottles of wine are 1/2 price.

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This Halloween you can get all dressed up and go to Bradley’s Bar and Grill. Halloween is BIG at Bradley’s. It’s an adult party with live music, bobbing for apples for Bradley’s Bucks, best costume contest for $50 Bradley’s Bucks, and a pumpkin toss at midnight where $25 in Bradley’s Bucks goes to the female and male who throw their pumpkin the furthest. The pumpkin toss is always a crowd pleaser and quite the scene with people in costumes throwing pumpkins.

New Lucky China – a favorite of East Cobbers as well as Falcon’s owner, Arthur Blank, and acclaimed celebrity Chef, Alton Brown- has a new home. Owners, Chris and Ken Hoang, who, after 15 years at their Shallowford Road location, have relocated their retaurant to 3045 Gordy Parkway. They even built their new restaurant from the ground up. With over 2,000+ square feet, the restaurant has more seating inside in addition to an outdoor dining area. Of special note is the bar area that has two specially designed Mah Jongg tables. These tables are state-of-the-art. Dining patrons who are familiar with Mah Jongg are invited to play. Mah Jongg lessons are planned, too! The Cantonese menu and prices stayed the same. There are now desserts provided by Sweet Hut Bakery. The small cake desserts are sure to please with flavors of lychee, mango and Oreo.

Bradley’s Bar and Grill, 4961 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068, 770-321-0108

New Lucky China, 3045 Gordy Parkway, Marietta 30066 770-565-9666

Bubba D’s Dawgs, 2520 E. Piedmont Road, Marietta 30062 678-653-2410 llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

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DINING GUIDE Valenti’s kitchen is now being helmed by Giovanni, who previously was the chef-owner of the popular Giovanni’s restaurant for many years in the Parkaire shopping center. You can also enjoy live piano music on Wednesday nights. JENI MICHELSON Provided by Jeni Michelson, she sets the scene for a musical adventure while enjoying your delicious dinner. Jeni Michelson sings and plays a variety of music including swing, jazz standards, pop, soft rock & show tunes on the the grand piano in the dining room/piano lounge 6:30-9:30pm. Also on Wednesdays, bottles of wine ($50 and under) are 50% off!

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Zeal, A Modern Eatery, located at 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, continues to add to their ever growing list of craft beers and wines. Monday through Wednesday is Wine Nights and Thursday is $5 Craft Beer Night. Enjoy your beverage of choice with or without a meal on their patio. Most fall days and nights you’ll find their window/sliding garage doors open, perfect for dining al fresco, whether it be for brunch, lunch or dinner.

Zeal, A Modern Eatery, 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta 30068 678-401-7142 llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

Tricia Morris covers local restaurant news and writes articles and reviews related to all things food, beer, wine, spirits, coffee and more. She is a native of Marietta and lives in East Cobb with her husband, mother and two children. Years ago, Tricia used to write the Metro and Dining sections of the Hudspeth Report, an entertainment newspaper catering to the dining and nightclub scene in Atlanta.

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Wake Up in Makeup

Local Breast Cancer Resources

French flair made its way to East Cobb this September. A new business called “Salon Frenchie” opened its doors within Sola Salons, offering permanent makeup services to women in our community. Owner Rita, who has been given the name Frenchie since moving to the U.S. three years ago, brings with her more than 15 years of expertise in the field.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the EAST COBBER presents some local resources that help women prevent breast cancer. Cobb & Douglas Public Health’s BreastTest and More program offers health screenings to eligible women ages 40 to 64. Mammography screening is the single most effective method of early detection of breast cancer, and an annual mammogram is recommended for women over 40. It is important to detect breast cancer as early as possible when it can be most successfully treated. To learn more about services in your area, call Cobb Public Health at 770-514-2314. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The journey to end breast cancer starts with a single step. Take that step at one of the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks. Just a few hours of your time will help bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer and their families. Every Making Strides event is a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from breast cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with breast cancer research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them. The next local event, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Marietta 5K Walk & Run will take place Saturday, November 1, at 9am at Glover Park. For more information: www.makingstrideswalk. org/cobbga. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Breast Cancer Support Group meets the third Tuesday of every month. All breast cancer survivors (newly diagnosed, in treatment, after treatment, any stage) are invited to attend this monthly support group. The group will provide an opportunity to share experiences with other cancer survivors, tips and resources to help you manage your health, relationships, emotional and social well-being. Parking is free and light refreshments will be provided. 5:30- 6:30pm. Charles D. Switzer Library, 266 Roswell St. Marietta, GA 30060. More info: 770-956-7827.

A native of Paris, France, Frenchie worked at a plastic ss Rita, owner, Salon Frenchie surgery clinic in the surgery rooms, as well as in the beauty and micropigmentation (permanent makeup) aspect of the business. Her clientele included people from all walks of life – stars and singers in the entertainment industry who wanted to fine-tune their appearances, cancer patients who needed help with hair and makeup issues, and discerning women who wanted to maintain a look of sophistication. Frenchie is a master in micropigmentation and taught classes for many years on various procedures. She also consulted with celebrities on complete makeovers. But after falling in love with an American, she married and moved to the East Cobb area, leaving behind a successful career. Once here, she held several different jobs in healthcare, but wanted to return to her passion of creating beauty in women. After necessary licensing, she now provides the same top-notch procedures at Salon Frenchie that she offered in Paris. Frenchie brings her French background and sense of style to all of her procedures. “Because of my medical environment background, I feel it is of the utmost importance to use the highest quality equipment available,” explains Frenchie. “I order all of my permanent makeup equipment and pigments from Europe and all other clinical supplies from a medical-grade company that physicians use and trust.” At Salon Frenchie, women can choose from an array of services, including permanent top/bottom eyeliner, lip liner or fuller lips, eyelashes, hair simulation, cheek color, eyebrows, freckle or mole additions, areola enhancements, or camouflage procedures to cover scars or discolored skin areas. In addition, Salon Frenchie plans to add semipermanent eyelash extensions and Botox services. According to Frenchie, her pricing is in the mid-range compared to other metro Atlanta businesses that offer these services, but a great value for the caliber of experience and training that she has in this field. Salon Frenchie is currently the only permanent makeup business in the East Cobb area. For a free consultation, contact Frenchie at 770/973-4060. For more information, visit The salon is located at 1062 Johnson Ferry Rd., Suite, 124, Marietta, GA 30068 in Sola Salons directly behind Goldberg’s Deli. P A I D   A D V E R T I S E M E N T


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ORTHODONTISTS Aesthetic Orthodontic Care, PC Johanna B. Jenkins, DDS 4939 Lower Roswell Road • Marietta 30068 770-671-0400 • 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!

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HEALTH & WELLNESS Red Cross Calls for Blood Donors The American Red Cross urges individuals to donate blood as soon as possible. The current blood supply has dropped critically low throughout the Southeast. Donors of all blood types are welcome, but there is an urgent need for type O negative, B negative and A negative blood donors.

>October 20 • 1:30-6:30pm WellStar East Cobb Health Park 3747 Roswell Rd NE, Marietta, GA 30062

During the holiday season, blood shortages often occur because individual donations decrease, along with the number of organizations that are able to sponsor blood drives. Eligible blood donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Donors with type O (positive and negative), B negative and A negative blood should consider an automated red cell donation, a process in which only red cells are donated.

>October 28 • 3-7pm St. Catherine Episcopal Church 571 Holt Rd, Marietta, GA 30068

For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit The following are some of the blood drives being held around East Cobb County during the month of October:

>October 27 • 2-7pm The Walker School 700 Cobb Pkwy N, Marietta, GA 30062

>October 31 • 10:30am-2:30pm Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital 2540 Windy Hill Rd, Marietta, GA 30067 >November 3 • 10am-2pm Chattahoochee Tech Mountain View Campus 2680 Gordy Pkwy, Marietta, GA 30066 Additionally, the Red Cross has a Cobb Donor Center open every day. It is located in East Lake Shopping Center, 2145 Roswell Road, Suite 250, Marietta 30062. Call 770-578-1977 to set up an appointment to donate.


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1062 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 124 (Inside Sola Salons) Marietta, GA 30068 770-973-4060 • 9am-6pm Wake up in Makeup everyday and feel great about yourself. Choose from top/bottom eyeliner, lip liner or fuller lips, eyelashes, hair simulation, cheek color, eyebrows, freckle or mole additions, areola enhancements, or camouflage procedures and threading. Salon Frenchie has semi-permanent eyelash extensions and Botox services as well.

PERSONAL TRAINING Fitness Together East Cobb

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TENNIS & FITNESS Olde Towne Athletic Club

4950 Olde Towne Parkway • Marietta 30068 770-578-9901 • Fitness Center: Mon-Fri: 5am-10pm; Sat: 7am-8pm; Sun: 7am-6pm Tennis: Mon-Fri: 9am-10pm; Sat: 9am-8pm; Sun: 9am-6pm A healthy mind, body, and soul starts at Olde Towne Athletic Club! Fitness Training. Tennis Lessons & Teams. Massage Therapy. Yoga. Great Hours!

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A splash at the 2014 Emmy Awards Premier Red Carpet Event; features in magazines such as Millionaire, Atlantan, and Jezebel; an international following; and now an invitation to the 2015 Oscar Awards: true youTM mist, an energy cleanser that helps relieve stress and create a more focused, happier outlook, is East Cobb’s best kept secret. Vanda Teixeira, founder ss Vanda Teixeira and CEO of Vanda Connect, Inc., is a co-creator of true youTM mist and headquarters her business right here in our community. Originally from South Africa, Vanda is an award-winning and internationally recognized businesswoman. Her career and entrepreneurial spirit have taken her through several business ventures, including clothing designer, boutique owner, skin care guru, and author. Her most recent business is Vanda Connect. Through this business, she has harnessed her gifts as an intuitive energy healer. “As a child of God, I have been given spiritual healing gifts,” explains Vanda. “I never intended to use these gifts to create a business. But word of mouth about my products and therapy sessions evolved over time into the successful company that it has become.” According to Vanda, her flagship product, true youTM mist, is a combination of spirituality and physics coming together to create what she calls “magic.” Just with a spray of this mist, a person feels more energized and focused. “It’s like a windshield wiper, clearing your energy field to better support you as you encounter stress, chaos, and the busyness of life,” says Vanda. “The mist is formulated and infused to rebalance your energy and immediately change the way you feel – out with the negative energy and in with positive, clear thoughts.” If you want to find out what Hollywood has now discovered and embraced, you can. Vanda welcomes the East Cobb community to an open house on Wednesday, October 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 562 Hackney Drive, Marietta, GA 30067. (The address is in Ward Meade subdivision located just off Paper Mill Road.) Curious about this empowering mist? Visit for information about Vanda and her products. P A I D   A D V E R T I S E M E N T

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Iron Tribe Fitness Changing Lives Iron Tribe Fitness was developed by a founder who wanted more out his gym experience. He wanted a place that cared more about its members than membership numbersa place where friends gathered for group classes that were small and scalable and where all fitness levels and ages felt a sense of belonging and accomplishment. ss East Cobb resident Out of these desires, Amy Surasky came Iron Tribe Fitness and in June, Andy Berman opened a franchise in East Cobb. Iron Tribe Fitness limits its membership to 300 fitnesscommitted individuals. Every member goes through an initial 30-day 101 class where experienced coaches teach class moves and nutrition, and steady progress is made in a safe and controlled environment. After 12 classes, the member “graduates,” and he or she will start attending regular Tribe classes. “For 45 minutes, three days per week, we guarantee you will achieve a body you will be proud of!” said Andy. Iron Tribe Fitness is not about personal training or going it alone; it’s about classes. “We have found that much better results come from working out with other likeminded, inspired people than working out alone. Members are cheered on and motivated by other class members as they push themselves through the workouts,” said Andy. Iron Tribe Fitness is in the business of changing lives. East Cobb resident and mother of three Amy Surasky said, “Iron Tribe has taken my fitness to levels I never thought I could achieve. I have lost body fat and gained muscle, but most of all, become infinitely stronger.” If you’re ready to change your life, visit Iron Tribe Fitness today or take part in the free “Try the Tribe” event on Oct. 25. Mention you read about it in the EAST COBBER, and receive one free week of 101.

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East Cobb Woman Writes Book on Zentangle Trish Reinhart’s recently released book, Creative Tangle, explores the artistic side of the wildly popular drawing method of Zentangle. For those unfamiliar with this art form, it is a way of drawing repetitive patterns on paper, resulting in a pleasing end design in 15-20 minutes. It is a relaxing, meditative experience that unlocks creativity, at the same time. The majority of books available on Zentangle, contain patss Author, Trish Reinhart terns for the reader to emulate into their own designs. Most are written by CZT’s (Certified Zentangle Teachers), those who have taken the course from the founders to learn the “Zentangle Method” and become certified to teach it back in their own hometowns. Ms. Reinhart is a mixed-media artist first, and a self-taught Zentangle enthusiast, second. Her book differs from others on the market in several ways: she teaches a simple three-step method of how to create your own patterns, using inspirational objects all around you. A wealth of information on color theory, tools, materials and techniques, provide a mini art education within the pages of her book. There are also many never-seen-before projects for applying Zentangle patterns to a variety of surfaces. She obtained an Associate of Commercial Art degree from Saint Francis University in Fort Wayne,

Indiana, where the artist is originally from. After working as an art department manager for a local paint company, she spent many years working in the health insurance industry, for more earning potential. All the while, she picked up freelance work, in the hopes of returning to an artistic career someday. Creative Tangle emerged from that pivotal point in her life when she decided to take a chance at getting back into the art arena. She was intrigued by Zentangle’s potential, and knew a book written through an artist’s perspective would prove unique and possibly well-received. The second publisher she submitted it to was interested. “This is exactly the type of book we’ve been looking for,” said the Acquisition Editor for North Light Books. Reinhart was told that the book would still have to go up against a review board, before they would offer her a contract. The editor reassured her by adding, “I wouldn’t worry about that though…this is a pretty easy sell.” Ms. Reinhart now devotes full-time to her mixedmedia art pieces and has developed a product line through Café Press. Her website “Reinstonz” is under current development and will feature a weekly blog and links to where you can purchase her book and products. Trish Reinhart lives in the Northampton subdivision with her husband, Kevin. They have one daughter, Jenna, a freshman at UGA this year.

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21st Anniversary


FOR THE PAST 21 years, EAST COBBER has chronicled the good people, clubs, schools, local businesses and special events that make our East Cobb community so outstanding! We are especially proud of our fellow neighbors showcased on our front covers. It is a way to show our appreciation for their extraordinary efforts to make East Cobb a better place for us to live and work. Many thanks to our readers for making EAST COBBER a part of your life every month.

East Cobb Woman Earns International Ranking After Return to Favorite High School Sport Later, Curran-Villarreal did some online research and was surprised to find that yes, in fact, there were track meets for adults. Adults over age 30 are called “Masters” and compete in track and field events presented by the United States Track and Field (USATF) and World Masters Athletics (WMA) organizations. The main governing bodies of these track meet competitions, the two organizations conduct meets around the world with Masters athletes competing in events ranging from sprints and distance races to field events like shot put, high jump and the pole vault.

ss Julia Curran-Villareal clears the high jump

For many people, high school seems like just yesterday although our bodies might tell us otherwise. For one local woman, high school was a few days more than yesterday but she has been able to pick up right where she left off and participate in the sport she loved in high school, with unexpected results. Julia Curran-Villarreal, an East Cobb wife and mother, participated extensively in track and field events in high school. She enjoyed her years being a high jumper with the track team at Linton High School in Schenectady, New York. In fact, she enjoyed them so much that, when the opportunity came along to try high jump again last year, but at the Masters level, she jumped at the chance. Curran-Villarreal has been truly able to pick up where she left off with even better results than before. She is currently ranked first in the United States and seventh in the world for women ages 50-55 competing in the high jump. Part of her motivation for competing was to demonstrate to her children that everyone, no matter what their age, can accomplish their goals. “A few years ago, a friend and I were discussing how to instill confidence in our kids,” Curran-Villarreal said. “I have two young boys and I want them to have a nice balance of confidence and humility. I want them to be proud of their accomplishments, but also humble about their successes and many talents.” The friend asked me, “So, when was the last time you felt REALLY confident?” Curran-Villarreal thought for a moment and realized that it had been some 35 years ago -when she had competed in track and field in high school. “I was very good at it,” she shared. “I won almost every meet I entered and ended up highly ranked in New York State.” “I loved high jumping,” Curran-Villarreal said to her friend. “Man, I wish I could still do it and that there were track meets for adults!” 56 October 2014

Curran-Villarreal said her first track meet, in this century, was in June 2013. She was what is termed a “walk up” and remembers telling her husband and their boys when they arrived at the Masters track meet in Georgia, “I just want to check it out.” “Was I thinking I’d compete? No,” Curran-Villarreal said. “Did I wear shorts and a t-shirt just in case I got up the courage? I sure did.” Curran-Villarreal did end up competing, won her age division and has been hooked ever since. So far during the 2014 Outdoor Masters Track and Field season, she has jumped in ten track meets competing at the local, state, regional, national and just recently, international level winning a gold medal in the women’s high jump at the WMA NCCA Championships for the Americas in Costa Rica. “It’s been inspiring to meet Masters athletes of all ages (from 30-95 years old!) who are great examples of “staying in the game” at any age,” she said. The resident of Sibley Forest said the main difference she notices from her high school days is having to warm up a bit more. “Athletes of today are much more focused on technique, physiology and biomechanics than we were back in the 1970s,” she added. “Fortunately, I have found an excellent trainer here in East Cobb who has really helped me step up my game.” “It’s so exciting at this point in life to be doing something like this,” she said. “My family has been so excited and supportive, and my boys, especially, are loving seeing Mommy bring home the sports trophies and medals, just like they do,” said Curran-Villarreal. “It’s great to once again be able to compete in a sport I love.” Julia lives in East Cobb with her husband, Juan, and sons, Patrick (age 12) and Christian (age 9). She is a photographer, volunteers extensively in her community including for her children’s schools and Cobb County public safety and sings in the Mt. Bethel UMC choir.


Civitans Celebrate 23rd Annual East Cobb Wine & Vine Market The 23rd Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction hosted by the East Cobb Civitan Club (www.eastcobb. and benefitting the Friends for the East Cobb Park (, will be held on October 16, at the Olde Towne Athletic Club at 6pm. Georgia’s Attorney General, Sam Olens and Cobb Commission Chair Tim Lee will serve as honorary co-chairs of this year’s event which is the largest fundraising activity for both the East Cobb Civitans and Friends for the East Cobb Park. To date, this “Wine & Vine Market” has raised over $141,000 for the East Cobb Park and well over $200,000 for local charities such as MUST Ministries, The Center for Family Resources, The Center for Children and Young Adults, as well as, Civitan’s Charities such as Camp Big Heart--a camp for children and young adults with special needs. The Civitans helped spearhead a program with the Georgia Ballet in offering a new “Dance Abilities” class for special needs students. It is

this annual fundraiser and other donations that provide financing for the special events that are held in the East Cobb Park such as Holiday Lights and Sunday Fundays and other seasonal events. Founded in 1986, the East Cobb Civitan Club is a 100% volunteer organization committed to community service. The Civitans meet twice a month (noon on the 2nd Thursday and dinner on the 4th Thursday) at the Olde Towne Athletic Club (4950 Olde Towne Parkway, Marietta) and welcome members of all races, religions and ages with a common desire to provide solutions to difficult situations. If you are interested in attending a meeting, being a donor or sponsor, (both are tax deductible) or to volunteer for this event, please contact Roselle Wilkinson, Chair of the Auction and Wine Tasting at 678-548-9635 or


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SENIORS East Cobb Senior Center Activities Scheduled for October 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. Ask the Pharmacist Friday, October 3 | 10-11:30am Free; Registration required Meet with a Walgreens pharmacist to discuss your concerns about your medications. Bring your medications and questions. Understanding your Medicare Choices Friday, October 3 | 10-11am Free; Registration required If you are newly eligible or soon to be eligible for Medicare, this seminar is designed especially for you. The seminar will cover the basics of Medicare and what you need to know to make an informed decision about your coverage options. Presented by Dottie Denham, Cigna Health Spring. You & Your Ears - Free Hearing Screening Thursday, October 9 | 10am-1pm Free; Registration required This seminar will teach you not only the basics of how we hear, but also how to spot the signs of hearing loss in yourself or a loved one. The audiologist will present latest advances in hearing aid technology, including digital devices, Bluetooth, iPhone hearing aids and remote microphones. Free hearing screenings will be available for everyone after the seminar from 11am-1pm. You do not have to attend the seminar to get a free hearing screening. Provided by Dr. Bret Greenblatt.

Spirits of the Great American West Friday, October 31 | 9am-12pmFree; Registration required Quentin Thomas will present a 3 hour session covering the “Spirits of The Great American West.” The seminar will briefly review the theories of original migrations into the Americas, early cultures and exploration by groups such as Lewis and Clark and mountain men. From there the discussion will move to the 1830’s with Indian removal and the Texas Revolution and War with Mexico. National Infantry Museum & Springer Opera House Wednesday, November 12; Note: Deadline to register is October 10 | 7:30am – 6:30pm. Check-in 7am $64 Senior Citizen Council members, $69 Non-members. Payment deadline: October 10. Price includes luxury motor coach transportation, tickets, lunch and driver’s tip. No refunds will be given unless the trip is cancelled. Lunch is at the museum’s Fife and Drum Restaurant. There will be a stop by the Springer Opera House after lunch for a tour of this historic building hosting performances since its doors opened in 1871.

Ice Cream and a Movie: Jack Ryan-Shadow Recruit Monday, October 13 | 1pm $4 Cobb residents, $5 Non-residents Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is an action thriller film, starring Kenneth Branagh, Chris Pine, Kevin Costner and Keira Knightley. Enjoy the movie, ice cream and popcorn. Taking Care of Your Home Monday, October 20 | 11am -12:30pm Free; Registration required Want to continue living in your home, but need to learn more how to take care of it? Learn the basics of home maintenance such as what do to if your house has water damage, to prevent mold, when to change your filter and much more with this free course. Paul Davis with Restoration of North Atlanta shares his knowledge of basic home maintenance, home safety and emergency information mitigation. Complimentary light lunch will be provided. Oktoberfest Wednesday, October 29 | 11:30am $10 Cobb residents, $12 Non-residents It is autumn and October which means it is time for Oktoberfest. Come for for hot pretzels, root beer, brats, sauerkraut, German potato salad and apple strudel. Live oom pah pah music by The Happy Wanderers. 58 October 2014



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SENIORS Enrichment of Life Movement Celebrates 30th Anniversary Classes for Seniors Entering Fourth Decade By Josh Langston

ELM lunchtime crowd

Marion Fears, ELM’s first Director and Chairman

With a broad smile and a wave of his hand, Marietta Mayor Steve “Thunder” Tumlin officially recognized ELM’s 30th Anniversary in a proclamation he personally delivered to the organization. ELM -- Enrichment of Life Movement -- is a non-denominational program open to anyone aged 50 and above. Mayor Tumlin marked the occasion at a luncheon on September 23 along with hundreds of ELM students, volunteers, instructors, and honored guests. The proclamation is one of a number of runups to a grand luncheon set for November 11th in celebration of ELM’s longevity. The catered affair will include presentation of the first-ever “Elmee” Awards in a program loosely patterned after the Oscars. Joe Turner, 2014 Magician of the Year, will serve as Master of Ceremonies, and music will be provided by the East Cobb New Horizons Band, an orchestra staffed by some of Cobb’s finest musicians. ELM, Cobb county’s oldest volunteer-run program for seniors, is entering its fourth decade of service. Though the organization is non-denominational, ELM’s classes have been hosted by the First United Methodist Church in Marietta since they began in the fall of 1984. In that time ELM has conducted more than 4,000 classes on over a hundred different subjects. Some of the most popular and consistent offerings include line dancing, painting, wood carving, current events, Shakespeare’s plays, creative writing, history, music, travel and a variety 60 October 2014

Close-up of a project an ELM woodcarver is working on.

of games from bridge and dominoes to mahjong and canasta. Classes are taught by volunteer instructors whose enthusiasm and expertise bring students back for session after session, year after year. In addition to the regularly scheduled classes -- held on Tuesdays for eight consecutive weeks in the fall, winter and spring -- ELM also provides a bargain-priced hot lunch in a congenial atmosphere. Those attending are regularly treated to guest speakers with presentations on a wide range of topics. Originally sponsored by Cobb Senior Services and the Senior Citizen Council, ELM was created and staffed by volunteers and continues as an almost all-volunteer program today. With over 600 participants involved in each session, ELM is one of the most successful programs of its kind in the state. ELM proved to be popular from the very start when 30 instructors and two dozen additional volunteers offered classes for nearly 200 students and lunch for many of them. Initially offered in two Cobb county locations, classes were consolidated at First United Methodist Church in Marietta in the fall of 1986. In recent years, ELM has conducted 60 or more unique classes each session. ELM’s lunch program is prepared to handle as many as 275 diners and has proved to be a magnet for socializing. Anyone interested in learning more about ELM is encouraged to visit their website at



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CLUB CALENDAR AARP Chapter 2830. First Thursday of each month. 1:30pm. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Mary Johnson, 770-926-7881 or doule37uga@

Business Network International (BNI). The World’s largest referral organization. Multiple chapters in the area, please refer to the website: for listings. More Info: Anita York, 678-888-0200

American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Cobb County. Second Tuesday of the month. 7pm. Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Street, Marietta. Does not meet in July & August. More info: Karen Peters,

Cobb County Democratic Committee. Monthly breakfast 2nd Saturday each month. 9am. 3 Amigos Mexican Bar & Grill, 1000 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info: 770-420-7133 or

American Needlepoint Guild. Second Tuesday of the month. 6:45pm. Tiny Stitches, 2520 East Piedmont 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 Club. Professional and social networking for University of Illinois alumni, families and friends in the Atlanta area. Game watches at the Rose & Crown, 1931 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: www. or Atlanta Metropolitan Council Navy League. Second Tuesday of each month. 7pm. Navy Recruiting District HQ, 2400 Lake Park Drive, Suite 410, Smyrna. Membership open to all civilian and retired military with an interest in supporting our men and women of the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines and associated youth programs. More info: 678-2342310 or 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 “Aware & Conscious Birds” Book Club. Mondays. 7-8:30pm. Bikram Yoga Marietta, 80 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: or Big Chicken Chorus. Every Monday evening. 7:00pm. John Knox Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. Male a cappella harmony chorus. More info: Frank, 770-587-1264,, or Bridge Club. Four free lessons; $5 thereafter. Thursdays 7:30pm and Sundays 2pm. Singles are welcome. 1809 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-7717. Business Breakfast Networking of East Cobb. Professional Referral Networking. Second Tuesday each month. 8:159:30am. C’est Moi/Café Paris, 1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Ellen Kelly, 404-713-2830 or

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Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society. Second Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm. East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Becky Patellis, 770-973-7483 or Kay Yoest, 770-952-3244. Cobb County Genealogical Society. Fourth Tuesday of the month. 7pm. First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church Street, Marietta. More info: or Cobb County Republican Women. Fourth Friday of the month. 11:30am. Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: 770-785-2522 or 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, or 770-427-6840.

Dudes ‘n Darlins Square Dance Club. Dances on 2nd and 4th Friday each month. 8-10pm. Mountain View Community Center, 3400 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Margaret, 770-751-7210, dudesndarlins@comcast. net, or 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 East Cobb Business Association. Luncheon and featured speaker. Third Tuesday each month. 11:30am1pm. Indian Hills Country Club, 4100 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: Susan Hampton, 404-218-6216, susan., or www. 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 East Cobb Civitans. Second and 4th Thursday of the month at noon for lunch at The Olde Town Athletic Club (behind Tuesday Morning & Sports-ORama), 4950 Olde Towne Parkway, Marietta. More info: 770-578-9901.

East Cobb Community Friends for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Third Tuesday of the month. 7pm. Meetings are in members’ homes and vary each month. We work to benefit CHOA with fund raisers and service projects. More info: Suzanne Strickland, 770-992-2882, or Patricia Laffaldano, 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 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 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 Jewish Networking. Every Wednesday. 8-9:15am. Capozzi’s, 4283 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Rob Kornheiser, rkorn@icminsurance. com or 678-336-7345. East Cobb New Horizons Band. Monday mornings, 11:00am. If you are 50 or older, play a musical instrument and have been looking for a great place to make music, come join us! Great people and good music! To learn more go to our website, ecnhb. com or email

Cobb Photographic Society. Photographers of all skill and ability levels are welcome. First and 3rd Monday of each month. 7-9pm. American Business Center, Bldg. 700, Suite 702, 1395 South Marietta Pkwy, Marietta. More info: or Cobb Regional Republican Women. Third Tuesday, every month. 7pm. Cobb GOP Office, 799 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info: Neva Lent 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. Danc’n Singles. A square dance club. First and 3rd Saturday of the month. 8-10:30am. FOP Lodge, 2350 Austell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-943-6979. Dinner-and-a-Book Club. More info: RuthE or Batya at Thou Shalt Read, 770-993-5432 or sales@ Dog Hikers of Georgia. Every Sunday. 10am. Various locations. Non-dog owners welcome. More info: Dr. Dan Batchelor, 770-992-2362.


CLUB CALENDAR East Cobb Open Networking. Professional Referral Networking. Every Friday. 7:309am. Capozzi’s NY Deli, 4285 Roswell Road (next to Michaels), Marietta. $3 cover. More info: Tim Langley, 770-289-9711 or

Marietta Lions Club. Second Thursday of the month. 7pm. First United Methodist Church, 56 Whitlock Ave SW, Marietta 30064. More info: or

East Cobb Rotary Club. Every Wednesday. 7am. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: Bob Schwale, 770-640-6954.

Marietta PFLAG. Fourth Sunday each month. 1-3pm. Newcomers are welcome. Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, 3755 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info:

East Cobb Woodcarvers Club. Every Thursday. 9-11am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-645-0817. Georgia Perennial Plant Association. Third Tuesday of the month. 7:30pm. Atlanta History Center, McElreath Hall, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. More info: Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance. Third Thursday of the month. Social hour: 6pm. Meeting: 7pm. American Legion Post, 921 Gresham Road, Marietta. More info: Dave Hamrick 770-315-3942. Georgia Nature Photographers Assoc. Third Thursday of the month. 7pm. Nature photographers of all skill levels are welcome to our monthly meetings. The Mansour Center, 995 Roswell St., Marietta. More info: or Georgia Tea Party. Every Thursday. 7pm. 900 Roswell Street, Mariettta. More info: Jerry Kotyuk 404-374-0580 or Golden “K” Kiwanis Club. Every Thursday. 10am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Joe Vanhorn Jr., 770-424-6654. Greater Atlanta Marine Detachment #647. First Saturday of the month. 11am. Delkwood Grill, 2769 Delk Road, Marietta. More Happy Tails Pet Therapy. Orientation for prospective members 1st Thursday or Saturday of the month. 10:3011:30am and 7-8pm. Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Building F, Room F001, Marietta. Check dates: 770-740-8211 or IMPS Bridge Club An offshoot of the former Newcomers Club of East Cobb, looking for new members. Various formats, dates and times available. For more information contact Roni Fink @ 404-310-3448 or International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)-Cobb County Chapter. Professional Development and Networking. Fourth Monday of the month. 6:30pm. Meeting & Dinner. HYATT House/ Atlanta Galleria, 3595 Cumberland Boulevard, SE, Atlanta. More info: 770-541-2960 or 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: or call 770-795-1331 Marietta Kiwanis Club. Every Thursday. 12noon. Hilton Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: Pat Huey, or

Marietta Rotary Club. Every Wednesday. 12noon. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: Adele Grubbs, 770-424-8212 or 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: Marine Corps League. First Saturday of the month. Meeting at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at 12 p.m. Delkwood Grill, 2769 Delk Road, Marietta. More Info: Dave Hambrick, 770-315-3942. Martha Stewart Bulloch Children of the American Revolution Society meets one Sunday per month from September through May, 2-4pm. Osage Terrace Room and Pavilion at Bulloch Hall 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. More info: Paula, 770-594-1819. Moms in Prayer (formerly Moms in touch) for parents of Dickerson Middle School. Every Thursday at 1pm. Meeting location available upon request. More info: Movita Stallworth, 770-321-1783 or Moms in Prayer ( formerly Moms in touch) for parents of children at East Cobb Middle School. Every Tuesday at 11am. Meeting location: Eastside Baptist Church (in the prayer room). More info: Esther Thenot, 678-372-2336 or Moms in Prayer for East Side Elementary parents. Every Thursday at 10am. More info: Rachel Bloom, 770-973-4705 or 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

Northeast Cobb Business Association. Luncheon meeting 3rd Wednesday of each month. 11:30am-1pm. $15. Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta. More info: 770-460-6222. Northwest Atlanta Mothers of Multiples A parent’s club for families with or expecting twins, triplets, or quadruplets. Second Tuesday of each month. 7pm. First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church Street, Marietta. Date and time may change check our website. More info: or 678-404-0034. Order Sons of Italy in America Marietta Lodge #2607. General membership meeting 2nd Monday each month. Pot Luck Dinner (except June, July, Augustdessert and fruit). 7-9pm. East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770928-9314 or Peach State Depression Glass Collectors’ Club. Second Tuesday of month except December. Guests welcome. 6:30 Social; 7pm meeting. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta. More Info: Polk Street Speakers Toastmasters. First and 3rd Tuesday of the month. 6-7:30pm. St. James Episcopal Church, 161 Church Street, Marietta. More info: Retired Old Men Eating Out (R.O.M.E.O.) Every Tuesday, 8-10am. Meet for friendship, conversation and to share their variety of antique cars, street rods and muscle cars. Marietta Diner, 306 Cobb Parkway South, Marietta.

Shakespeare Reading Group. First and 3rd Thursday of the month. 2-4 pm. 32 N. Fairground Street, Marietta. More info: Lynne Johnson, 770-591-3474. Song of Atlanta Show Chorus. Women’s four-part harmony chorus. Every Tuesday. 7:30pm. Northbrook UMC, 11225 Crabapple Road, Roswell. Visitors welcome. More info: www. or 770-696-6502. Sope Creek Garden Club. First Wednesday of the month (Sept-June). 10am. Locations vary. More info: Karin Guzy, 770-955-1303 or The Foxtrotter’s Dance Club. The 4th Friday of every month (no dance in May, Nov. & Dec. are the 3rd Friday). 7:30-10:30pm. If you enjoy ballroom dancing, come and dance to ‘Live Music’. Everyone is welcome. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-587-1160. TONIC (Tuesdays Open Networking In Capozzi’s). Every Tuesday Morning 7:30am. 4283 Roswell Road NE Marietta. $3 Cover. More Info: Frank Kellert 678-560-1717 Y Business Network. Every other Friday. 7:30-8:45am. Local business networking and referrals. Northeast Cobb Y, 3010 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta. Guests always welcome. More info:, Michelle Hutchinson, 770-518-0010.

Meet Your Future Clients, Customers and Business Associates Transforming East Cobb by developing business leaders through Networking and Education with an emphasis on Community. The ECBA meets monthly at Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta at 11:30am for lunch, networking and a great speaker. Invite a guest to join you. For more information visit

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


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Rotary Club’s Dog Days Run Raises Over $67,000 For Local Charities

For 30 years the Rotary Club of East Cobb has supported numerous charitable causes and service projects on local, national, and international levels. The club, whose members represent a cross section of East Cobb’s business and professional community, once again successfully demonstrated their commitment to East Cobb through their organization of the 9th annual Dog Days 5K Run. “As our primary fundraiser, the Dog Days Run helps us to continue and to increase the good work of Rotary in our community,” said public relations director Christopher Mora. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church served as the backdrop for the August 9th event, which saw over 529 runners lace up their sneakers and brave the sultry summer heat in support of the club’s widely recognized humanitarian efforts. The family friendly event, which was comprised of a 5K Road Race, 1 Mile Fun Run, Tot Trot and an array of other spirited festivities, raised a grand total of approximately $67,000. “This certainly surpassed our projected goal for the year, and will consequently allow us to provide more assistance to the

non-profit charities that we provide support to in Cobb County,” said Rotary Club president Randy Nixon. In addition to community involvement, all members of the East Cobb Rotary Club agreed that, the wellfortified partnerships between the Rotary Club and its sponsors are paramount in achieving this commendable profit each year. “Every year our 5K is a success because of the many volunteers whose contributions are instrumental in making the Dog Days race a huge success,” Randy Nixon says. WellStar (Hospice), kidz2leadersinc., Canine Assistance, Camp Kudzu, Cobb Family Resources, Brumby Elementary, Cobb YWCA, etc. are among some of the charities that have benefitted from the Dog Days 5k this year. Blazing though the 5k finish line first this year were runners Malcolm Campbell (16:21.3), Ryan Peck (16:49.6) and Troy Hickom (17:03.9). For more results, pictures, a complete list of sponsors and information about the charities benefitted by this event, please visit:

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The East Cobb Business Association’s October and November luncheons will be held at Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta 30068

Check our website for our Quarterly Lunch-N-Learns and Quarterly Community Breakfasts Discounted Membership for Remainder of 2014!

SUPPORT GROUPS A.A./Al-Anon/Al-Anon Beginners/Alateen. Every Monday.8pm. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2881 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-973-5347 or Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Support Group. First and 3rd Tuesday of each month. 7pm. Room 334, Johnson Ferry Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. Men and women welcome. More info: 678-578-4888 or info@ 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/Caregiver Support Group Meeting. First Monday of each month at 10:30am. Open to family members who are assisting an aging loved one both inside and outside of the home. Free respite care is provided for your loved one while we meet. Aloha to Aging/Mt. Bethel Community Center, 4608 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info or to RSVP: 678-439-1177. Anxiety Anoymous for people who suffer from anxiety, meets the 3rd Thursday of the month. 6:30-7:30pm. Cobb County Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-633-1023 or galinabannova@

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 Bereavement Support. First and 3rd Wednesday of the month. 5pm. Counseling Room in Parish Office, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400, ext. 6020. Cancer Support Group. Second and 4th Monday of the month. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978. Career Transition. Third Monday of the month (March-October). Second Monday of the Month (November-February) 6:30pm: Personal resume reviewing, interviewing, networking, and career assessment help. First Presbyterian Church, 189 Church Street, Marietta . More info: Lee Pence, 770-428-9350, or Bob Sabin 770-7959084, or visit Caregiver and Share Support Group for Alzheimer’s. First Monday of the month. 6-7pm. 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: 404-213-4482. 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 Support Group. Every Wednesday. 6:30pm. Mt. Bethel Church (H House, entrance is in the back), 4385 Lower Roswell Rd. Marietta. More info/to register: Judith Reichenbach, Licensed Counselor, 770-597-9882. 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) Parental Support Group. 2nd Tuesday of the month. 6:30-8:00 pm. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church (Room B109) on Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Cappie Suttle, 404-368-9394,, or Emotions Anonymous, a fellowship of people who come together to work toward recovery from emotional difficulties and discover a new way of life. Tuesdays & Fridays. 7pm. Roswell United Methodist Church, 614 Mimosa Boulevard, Counseling Building, Roswell. More info: 770-330-1991. Families Anonymous (FA) for families who have loved ones struggling with addiction. Every Tuesday. 7:30-9pm. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Youth Center, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465. Families of Children Under Stress (FOCUS). To listen, inform and educate, and offer programs for the families and the child with special needs. Last Thursday of the month during school year. 10am. Chick-Fil-A, 1201 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info/to confirm meeting date: Angie, 770-234-9111,,or

Georgia Parkinson’s Association. Parkinson’s Support Group Meets the 3rd Saturday of each month 1pm. Northside Hospital Cherokee Education Building, 130-B Oakside Court, Canton. More info: James Trussell 706-413-3264 or


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group. Second Tuesday each month. 7:15pm. Special guest speaker. Transfiguration Church, Room 102, 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta. More info: Jeannie, 770-919-9275.

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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:

Fractured Families for Parents Estranged from their Children. First and 3rd Monday. 7:30pm. Whole Foods, 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Sandy 404-446-6093 or Judy 404-643-3531.


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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.

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:


JACS (Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent and Significant Others). For Jewish members of 12 Step groups. 7-8pm, first and third Tuesdays of every month except on Jewish holidays. Congregation Etz Chaim, 1190 Indian Hills Parkway, Marietta, in the library. More info: 770-928-2523 or Let’s Play. Play Group for Moms, Dads and caregivers of children under 18 months. Second and 4th Friday per month. 9:30am. Etz Chaim, 1190 Indian Hills Parkway, Marietta. More info: Perla Izsak, Loneliness Bereavement Support Group. Every Wednesday except holidays. 11am. Heritage Hospice, 3315 Hilltop Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-423-5959. Marietta Moms. For all kinds of moms - new to the area, looking for new friends, or just needing support. Daily events for babies, toddlers and older kids. More info: 770-956-0318 or 678-357-3661 or 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, or 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 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Family Support Group for families who have loved ones struggling with mental illness. Second and fourth Tuesday of each month. 7-8:30pm. Hillside United Methodist Church, Second Floor, 4474 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock. More info: 770-928-2762. Overeaters Anonymous. A support group for those who suffer from the need to compulsively overeat. Monday-Wednesday-Friday. 10am. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Betsy: 404-226-4931. Parents of Prodigals. For parents of struggling teens and young adults. Second and 4th Thursday. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Fair Brocard, 770-612-1197 or 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. Veteran's Information Referral Office (VIRO). Free help and information for all veterans with VA Disability, VA Healthcare, Employment and Counseling. Second and 4th Wednesday each month. First and 4th Saturday each month, 11am-2om. American Legion, Post 29, 921 Gresham Avenue, Marietta. More info: 770-427-5900. Widowed Helping Others (WHO) . Dinner Sociial. First and 3rd Wednesday of the month. 6pm. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Nolan Hall, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Ann’s Pastoral Care, 770-552-6400, ext. 6018.