EAST COBBER October 2013 Issue

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4th grade paraprofessional, Dina McMichael with Front row: Aaron Linde, Ella Dawson, Sterling Burd Back row: Elisabeth Hill, Davis Arnold, Edward Rendle

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

26 Community Calendar 36 Pet of the Month 44 Health & Wellness 56 Seniors 60 Club Calendar 64 Support Groups

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On this month’s cover is 4th grade paraprofessional, Dina McMichael, with students Aaron Linde, Ella Dawson, Sterling Burd, Elisabeth Hill, Davis Arnold, and Edward Rendle. The program at Mt. Bethel is characterized by small classes where each child is known and loved as an image bearer of Christ. The small class sizes provide for a positive, stable, learning environment where teachers are able to devote the kind of individualized attention to each child that is simply not possible in a typical school. Each child is known, valued, and respected for their individuality and parents


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spiritually in a stable, safe environment. The Academy is a K-8 preparatory program with 500+ students and holds a dual accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). Mt. Bethel Christian Academy delivers an exemplary program that produces Christ-centered students who are campus and community leaders. To learn how your student can grow into a leader at the Academy, please visit www.mtbethelchristian.org or contact Jackie Grasty, Director of Admission at 770-971-0245 or via email at jackie.grasty@mtbethelchristian.org. You can read more about Mt. Bethel Christian Academy on page 16 or better yet, come for a tour any Wednesday at 10 a.m. Mt. Bethel Christian Academy is located at 4385 Lower Roswell Road in Marietta/East Cobb and has bus service from Smyrna to the East Cobb campus.



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The 18th Annual EAST COBBER Parade On Saturday, September 21, East Cobb residents came together under the falling rain to continue an annual hometown tradition: the 18th annual EAST COBBER Parade. “This was the first time in 18 years the EAST COBBER was rained on,” said Cynthia Rozzo, parade producer and publisher of the EAST COBBER. Despite the wet weather, 110 out of the 116 registered groups -- over 2,000 parade participants -- marched down Johnson Ferry Road to celebrate East Cobb! The parade staged at Mt. Bethel Elementary School’s parking lot, stepped off a little bit earlier than scheduled—9:45am—in the hopes of beating the hard rain and ended at the Fountains of Olde Towne shopping center at approximately 11am. Despite the rain, crowds armed with umbrellas and ponchos lined Johnson Ferry Road early to get the best view and catch candy from the parade participants. “Kids” of all ages enjoyed the floats, decorated dogs, unicycles, one marching band and decorated convertibles as they marched down the parade path. East Cobb schools honored their principals and/or their “Teachers-of-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. 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 insure the success of this annual special event is paramount. 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. Heartfelt thanks to the EAST COBBER corporate sponsors.




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The 18th Annual EAST COBBER Festival Immediately following the EAST COBBER Parade, thousands did not let the rain put a damper on their fun as they converged on the Fountains of Olde Towne Shopping Center to enjoy 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 Mike McCarthy of Big Daddy DJ Service, the Festival stage featured local music 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.








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Thank You!

To Our Corporate Sponsors:

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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 Mike McCarthy, Big Daddy DJ Service 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! We look forward to seeing you again next year!



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Local Artist Pat Fiorello Authors Book: Bella Italia - Italy Through the Eyes of an Artist “In her book, Fiorello invites readers on an irresistible visual journey to share in her most vibrant memories of Italy—its grandeur and splendid views of sparkling blue lakes, breathtaking hilltops, quaint villages and sunlit gardens. Because of her reverence for exquisite light and color, the works of art emanating from Fiorello’s easel beckon viewers to open their eyes more fully, and to breathe in all the enchanting sights—near and far—that the world has to offer,” adds Michelle Morton, owner and founder of Morton Media Arts.

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Frameworks Gallery will host the launch and book signing of “Bella Italia - Italy Through the Eyes of an Artist” on Saturday, October 19 from 2-5pm. This new book, published by Morton Arts Media, takes readers on a visual tour of Italy as seen through the eyes of longtime Frameworks Gallery artist Pat Fiorello. The book features over 80 oil and watercolor paintings of Italy painted by Fiorello as well as her perspective on what has made Italy such an irresistible subject for artists over the ages. In conjunction with the book signing, some of the paintings featured in the book will be on display at Frameworks Gallery from October 19 to November 2. “Pat Fiorello’s evocative imagery of the Italian landscape has transported our clients both mentally and physically, as one collector was inspired to accompany Pat to Italy to view those landscapes through her eyes. Fiorello’s fresh style and color palette are always a welcome addition to Frameworks Gallery,” shares Sunny Walker, Frameworks Gallery co-owner.

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An East Cobb resident, Fiorello is a Signature Member and past President of the Georgia Watercolor Society and a member of Oil Painters of America. Her paintings have been exhibited in over 75-juried shows, over a dozen one-woman shows and displayed in numerous private collections. North Light Books published her work in Splash 11: The Best of Watercolor. Examples of her artwork and her workshop schedule are available at www.patfiorello.com. Frameworks Gallery, a premier showcase for original art in the Southeast for nearly 40 years, is located at 1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 110, in Marietta/East Cobb. The book signing by author Pat Fiorello will be on Saturday October 19 from 2-5pm and select paintings from the book will be on display and can be viewed Mondays through Saturdays 10am-6pm. For more information, call 770-973-6701 or visit www.frameworksgallery.com.

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A popular artist and instructor, Fiorello has many local followers and students as she has taught at Spruill Center for the Arts for over 10 years. She also teaches workshops in other locations in the U. S. and Europe, making at least one trip to Italy to teach and paint each year. “Art has opened my eyes to things I never noticed before and has brought me a new and deeper appreciation of the world we live in. Having grown up in an Italian family, I feel a special connection to the beauty of Italy and love sharing that with others through my artwork,” she said.

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Get ready for a great night of Greek entertainment, fun and food when Yorgos’ Taverna comes to Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church! East Cobbers are invited to enjoy an evening of delicious Greek food, music and dancing at the Greek Night Charity Fall Fundraiser on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at Holy Transfiguration’s Parish Life Center, 3431 Trickum Road, Marietta, GA 30066.

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Schools Celebrate Red Ribbon Week By Irene Barton

During the week of October 21-29, members of the East Cobb community will observe Red Ribbon Week, the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program. At many schools, students will participate in age-appropriate anti-drug events and pledge to live a drug-free life. The activities pay tribute to DEA Special Agent Enriqué “Kiki” Camarena, an 11-year veteran of the DEA assigned to the Guadalajara, Mexico, office where he was on the trail of notorious drug traffickers. In 1985 he was kidnapped, brutally tortured and murdered by these drug traffickers. His tragic death opened the eyes of many Americans to the dangers of drugs and the international scope of the drug trade. Out of that tragedy, a grass-roots effort to educate young people and their parents on these dangers was born. Red ribbons became a symbol of this drug-free commitment, and Red Ribbon Week celebrations eventually spread across the country. When parents and others think of “drugs”, they often do not include alcohol in that scope. Social norms, availability, low perception of harm and acceptance as a “rite of passage” are some of the reasons for this. But did you know that alcohol causes more harm for youth than all illegal drugs combined? The Cobb Alcohol TaskForce (www.cat.org) launched the “RealProof” campaign this year to inform the Cobb community about the facts and myths of underage and youth binge drinking. Students in schools throughout the county have seen the RealProof posters and received stickers with the QR code.

groups working together with law enforcement partners to prevent underage drinking and youth access to alcohol and other drugs. Above the Influence is a program where youth choose whether they are or want to be under the influence of something or someone else, or decide they want the chance to define themselves and stand up for who they are. The affirming message is summed up by the idea that every single day, we need to think about how we’re going to live. The website www.abovetheinfluence.com is a resource for parents and students to read about the risks and long term effects of specific drugs. For example, the site reports that “Each year, approximately 5,000 people under the age of 21 die as a result of underage drinking. This includes about 1,900 deaths from car accidents, 1,600 homicides, 300 suicides and hundreds of other deaths due to accidents like falls, burns and drownings.” Drug abuse, including underage alcohol use and youth binge drinking, impacts all of us. Become informed about the risks, temptations, actions and what you can do to be part of the solution. And please let the young people in your life - whether your child, student, neighbor, relative or a casual acquaintance - know how much you appreciate their choice to live a drug-free life by offering your encouragement and support.

Take a moment to watch some of the videos at www.cobbat.org/realproof. There are several ways for stakeholders to take action, including joining the Cobb Safe Neighborhoods/Safe Homes network. This campaign includes residents, neighborhoods, community civic/faith

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Irene Barton is a long-time PTA volunteer and was recently appointed to the board of the Cobb Alcohol Task Force. She and her family live in Indian Hills. Her daughter is an 8th grader at Dickerson Middle and her son is a 5th grader at East Side Elementary.


Cobb Community Garden Council Now Forming Community Garden coordinators or those affiliated with community garden management are invited to join the Cobb Community Garden Council. A community garden can be loosely defined as “any piece of land gardened by a group of people” so this is not limited to vegetable gardens and can be gardens in the planning stages or already in operation. The first quarterly meeting of the group will be held on Tuesday, October 22 from 6 until 8pm at the Cobb County Extension Service office, 678 South Cobb Drive, Suite 200, in Marietta, 30060. The Council is a joint effort of the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County and the Cobb County Extension Service. Their main purpose is communication - sharing ideas and information. “We hope to begin cataloging the existing and start up gardens and their conditions for membership and move toward goal setting for the group. We look forward to possible resource sharing in the future as well, ” says Debbie Abernathy, a Master Gardener leading the efforts to launch this Council. For more information, the public is invited to visit view. earthchannel.com to see a brief video about Community Gardens and the Council. If you are interested in joining or have additional questions please contact Cobb Community Garden Council Chair, Debbie Abernathy, at debbie@esmithair.com.



Loyalty. Affection. Tenderness. Playfulness. Pets enrich our lives like nothing else. At EAST COBBER, we believe our one-of-a-kind companions deserve their own special section. That’s why every November issue, we publish the only pet care resource for East Cobb pet owners. For advertising information, call EAST COBBER: 770-640-7070


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East Cobb Author Jeffrey Stepakoff to Present His New Book at the Book Festival of the MJCCA

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On Monday, November 4 at 12 noon, East Cobb Author Jeffrey Stepakoff will present his newest book, The Melody of Secrets at the Book Festival of the MJCCA. This event will be held at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA), 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. Ticket Prices for this event: MJCCA Member: $9/ Community: $14

The Melody of Secrets is an epic love story set against the 1960s U.S. space program, when deeplyburied secrets could threaten not just a marriage, but a country. Maria was barely eighteen as WWII was coming to its explosive end. A brilliant violinist, she tried to comfort herself with the Sibelius Concerto as American bombs rained down. James Cooper wasn’t much older. A roguish fighter pilot stationed in London, he was shot down during a daring night raid and sought shelter in Maria’s cottage. Fifteen years later, in Huntsville, Alabama, Maria is married to a German rocket scientist who works for the burgeoning U.S. space program. Her life in the South is at peace, purposefully distanced from her past. Everything is as it should be—until James Cooper walks back into it. Jeffrey Stepakoff was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received a BA in Journalism. In 1988, the day after getting his MFA in Playwriting from Carnegie Mellon, he drove to Hollywood where he began writing for film and television. Jeffrey has “written by” or “story by” credits on thirty-six television episodes, has written for fourteen different series and has worked on seven primetime staffs, producing hundreds of hours of internationally-recognized television, including the Emmy-winning THE WONDER YEARS, SISTERS, WILD CARD, HYPERION BAY, THE MAGIC SCHOOL, C16: FBI, ROBIN’S HOODS, LAND’S END, FLIPPER, SONS & DAUGHTERS, MAJOR DAD, THE YAKOV SMIRNOFF SHOW, BEAUTY & THE

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BEAST, HAVE FAITH, SIMON& SIMON, and DAWSON’S CREEK where he was Co-Executive Producer. Stepakoff has also created and developed pilots for many of the major studios and networks, including 20th Century, Paramount, MTM, Fox and ABC. And he has developed and written major motion pictures, including Disney’s TARZAN and BROTHER BEAR, and EM Entertainment’s LAPITCH, THE LITTLE SHOEMAKER, Croatia’s selection for the 1998 Academy Awards. A few years ago, Stepakoff returned to Atlanta, where he lives with his wife and three children, and began writing fiction. FIREWORKS OVER TOCCOA, first published by St. Martin’s Press in 2010, was his debut novel. Stepakoff’s second novel, THE ORCHARD, also a SIBA Pick, was released in North America in July 2011. Stepakoff’s fiction is available in eighteen languages, as well as in editions for all the major bookclubs, including The Literary Guild, Doubleday and Book-of-the-Month Club. Presently, he speaks around the country and teaches dramatic writing at Kennesaw State University. The 22nd Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA, one of the South’s premier literary events, is scheduled for November 2-17, 2013 and features works from more than 40 of this year’s most soughtafter and talked-about authors, celebrities, and influencers, including: Scott Turow, Jeffrey Toobin, Chris Matthews, Elin Hilderbrand, Clark Howard, Alan Dershowitz, Brad Meltzer, and Pat Conroy. More than 10,000 visitors will enjoy engaging speaker programs, author meetand-greets, book signings, panel discussions, The Family Reading Festival, and more. Most events will be held at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA), 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. To purchase tickets, call 678.812.4005 or visit online at www.atlantajcc.org/bookfestival.



Cobb Youth Leadership Announces 2013 Class Cobb Youth Leadership (CYL) is a countywide leadership development program for high school juniors designed to expose students to the various elements of leadership and decision making while nurturing the county’s next generation of leaders. The students participate in monthly in-depth programs exposing CYL class members to community needs, opportunities, problems and resources that will allow interaction with community leaders and decision makers. “Working with the youth from CYL reassures me that our future will be in the right hands,” says Bill Musial, Co-Chair of the 2013-2014 CYL class. Many alumni of the Cobb Chamber’s Leadership Cobb program are involved with CYP. The investment these alumni make in these students will continue to grow and inspire the CYL class to make a return on the investment in the future. The Cobb Chamber would like to introduce the CYL Class of 2013-2014:.

Jasmine Allen Kennesaw Mountain High School

Joe Chapman, III Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School

Jack Dobkin North Cobb High School

Jake Hill Kennesaw Mountain High School

Will Hoynes Kennesaw Mountain High School

Katie Ault Marietta High School

Anya Brante Allatoona High School

Mark Colebeck Walton High School

Daniel Gonzalez Lassiter High School

Brooke Bahorich Pope High School

Lindsey Cavender Harrison High School

Chloe Dunmire Pope High School

Brad King Marietta High School

Elizabeth Hunt Mount Paran Christian School

Kelly Barnhill Pope High School

Dev Chatterjee Wheeler High School

Taylor Eget Pope High School

Josh Hill Pope High School

Georgia Beggs Marietta High School

Martin Cheung Wheeler High School

Felipe Galarza Walton High School

Courtney Lewis The Walker School

Maggie Boff Harrison High School

Stephanie Christensen Walton High School

Sarah Gibbs Home School

Amy Margolin Walton High School



Brandon Jackson Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School Lauren Heo Dominion Christian School

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Mt. Bethel Christian Academy: Providing An Opportunity to be Known and Nurtured

If you were to ask a new kindergarten parent about school and their hopes for their child, the answers are myriad, but at the core of most responses is the word, opportunity. Of the many hopes and dreams parents have for their children, most simply want them to have an opportunity to be known, to be loved, to have their gifts encouraged and their weaknesses strengthened. Parents hope that their children’s character will be shaped in ways that will make them resilient and wise, ready to give more than they take and make a difference in a world desperate for courageous leadership. And while a child’s life is shaped, first and foremost, by home and parents, school has a critical role to play as well. As an established K-8th, preparatory school, Mt. Bethel Christian Academy’s rigorous curriculum prepares students for success in the area’s most well-respected private and public high schools. The faculty are certified and seasoned experts, averaging 14 years in the classroom. The middle school faculty challenge and extend students with honors and advanced math and an honors history class that prepares students for AP Human Geography as high school freshmen. Opportunities to explore the arts are plentiful and serve to enrich the Mt. Bethel Christian Academy experience. Participation in digital, visual, literary, and performing arts are afforded to all students, as is audio and video production. The connection between physical activity and learning is clear and Mt. Bethel Christian was designed to challenge a student’s body as well as their mind. Students attend physical education classes several 16 October 2013

times per week. Recess is provided each day for the lower school students and middle school students can choose to participate in the school’s championship athletic program featuring 15 teams across seven different sports. Important as academic, athletic, and artistic opportunities are, Mt. Bethel Christian’s most distinctive opportunity is the opportunity to be known. There is an unmistakable sense of community that defines the Mt. Bethel experience. Small class sizes, low student-to-teacher ratios and a Christ-centered culture all contribute to the school’s ability to truly know each child. All classrooms in grades K through 5 are led by a certified teacher and a paraprofessional allowing for more individualized attention. Student’s strengths, challenges, successes and occasional setbacks play out in the context of a nurturing classroom and a loving teacher who has the time and desire to know them well. Mt. Bethel’s classes are tailor-made for relationship building and there is no better environment to prepare a child to pursue a lifetime of learning than one built on a foundation of faith. Mt. Bethel Christian Academy was founded to provide diverse opportunities and fulfill the hopes of parents as a school that encourages curiosity, builds leadership skills and bolsters faith. For over fifteen years, the school has made good on the promise made in its mission to provide a Christ-centered education, which encourages and develops academic excellence, spiritual growth, and a lifelong desire for learning. For additional information, contact Jackie Grasty, Director of Admission at 770-971-0245, or visit us at www.mtbethelchristian.org.



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. Atlanta Academy, The 2000 Holcomb Woods Parkway Roswell 30076 678-461-6102 www.atlantaacademy.com Tuition: $6,000-$12,400 Grades: 18mos-8 Students: 260 Head of School: Angela Naples Atlanta International School 2890 North Fulton Drive Atlanta 30305 404-841-3840 www.aischool.org Tuition: $19,652-$22,434 Grades: 3K-12 Students: 1,113 Headmaster: Kevin Glass Atlanta Girls’ School 3254 Northside Parkway NW Atlanta 30327 404-845-0900 www.atlantagirlsschool.org Tuition: $19,800-$20,500 Grades: 6-12 Students: 206 Head of School: Joan King (interim)


Blessed Trinity Catholic High School 11320 Woodstock Road Roswell 30075 678-277-9083 www.btcatholic.org Tuition: $11,300 Grades: 9-12 Students: 960 Principal: Frank Moore

Chrysalis Experiential Academy 10 Mansell Court East, Suite 500 Roswell 30076 770-649-7077 www.chrysalisexp.org Tuition: $10,800-$20,800 Grades: 5-12 Students: 42 Director: Richard Becker

Brandon Hall School 1701 Brandon Hall Drive Atlanta 30350 770-394-8177 www.brandonhall.org Tuition: $28,750-$55,500 Grades: 7-12 Students: 170 Headmaster: Dr. John L. Singleton

Cottage School, The 700 Grimes Bridge Road Roswell 30075 770-641-8688 www.cottageschool.org Tuition: $23,450-$24,450 Grades: 6-12 Students: 165 Director: Jacque Digieso

Casa Montessori 150 Powers Ferry Road Marietta 30067 770-973-2731 www.casamontessori.com Tuition: $7,650-$9,900 Grades: PreK-6 Students: 160 Directors: Florence& Suzanne Johnson

Cumberland Academy of Georgia 650 Mt. Vernon Highway NE Atlanta 30328 404-835-9000 www.cumberlandacademy.org Tuition: $20,900 Grades: 4-12 and post-graduates Students: 83 Principal: Don Sasso


*Davis Academy 8105 Roberts Drive Atlanta 30350 770-671-0085 www.davisacademy.org Tuition: $16,596-$17,648 Grades: K-8 Students: 670 Head of School: Amy Shafron East Cobb Christian School 4616 Roswell Road Marietta 30062 770-565-0881 www.eccs.org Tuition: $4,600-$6,200 Grades: K-8 Students: 125 Principal: Teresa Staley Eastside Christian School 2450 Lower Roswell Road Marietta 30068 770-971-2332 eastsidechristianschool.com Tuition: $5,680-$8,012 Grades: K-8 Students: 370 Head of School: Judith Cripps

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PRIVATE SCHOOL GUIDE Eaton Academy 1000 Old Roswell Lakes Parkway Roswell 30076 770-645-2673 www.EatonAcademy.org Tuition: $18,400-$19,400 Grades: K-12 Students: 130-150 President: Bridget Eaton-Partalis Epstein School, The 335 Colewood Way NW Sandy Springs30328 404-250-5600 www.epsteinatlanta.org Tuition: $4,995-$19,425 Grades: 18mos-8 Students: 535 Head of School: Stan Beiner

Faith Lutheran School 2111 Lower Roswell Road Marietta 30068 770-973-8921 www.faithlcms.org Tuition: $4,300-$8,415 Grades: Preschool-8 Students: 220 Interim Principal: Ann Greinke

Greenfield Hebrew Academy 5200 Northland Drive NE Atlanta 30342 404-843-9900 www.ghacademy.org Tuition: $14,302-$27,748 Grades: Infants-8 Students: 364 Head of School: Leah Summers

Howard School, The 1192 Foster Street Atlanta 30318 404-377-7436 www.howardschool.org Tuition:$25,500-$26,750 Grades: K-12 Students: 243 Head of School: Marifred Cilella

Fellowship Christian School 10965 Woodstock Road Roswell 30075 770-641-6816 fellowshipchristianschool.org Tuition: $3,300-$13,250 Grades: K4-12 Students: 834 Headmaster: Kathy Teston

Harvest Baptist School 3460 Kellogg Creed Road Acworth 30102 770-974-9091 www.harvestbaptistschool.org Tuition: $4,500 Grades: K3-12 Students: 61 Principal: Bill Lystlund

Lovett School, The 4075 Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta 30327 404-262-3032 www.lovett.org Tuition: $20,000-$23,670 Grades: K-12 Students: 1,550 Headmaster: William S. Peebles IV

Heiskell School, The 3260 Northside Drive NW Atlanta 30305 404-262-2233 www.heiskell.net Tuition: $4,800-$14,200 Grades: Preschool-8 Students: 300 Director: Cyndie Heiskell High Meadows School 1055 Willeo Road Roswell 30075 770-993-2940 www.highmeadows.org Tuition: $5,400-$16,510 Grades: Preschool-8 Students: 387 Head of School: Jay Underwood Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School 805 Mount Vernon Highway Atlanta 30327 404-255-4026 www.hies.org Tuition: $11,400-$22,310 Grades: Preschool-12 Students: 1,390 Acting Head of School: Eugene A. Bratek

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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 www.holyspiritprep.org Tuition: $5,836-$20,971 Grades: PreK2-12 Students: 723 Head of School: Kyle M. Pietrantonio


Lyndon Academy 485 Toonigh Road Woodstock 30188 770-926-0166 www.lyndonacademy.org Tuition:$11,000-$13,000 Grades: Jr. K-7 Students: 150 Headmaster: Linda Murdock Marist School 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE Atlanta 30319 770-457-7201 www.marist.com Tuition: $16,725 Grades: 7-12 Students: 1,080 Principal: Rev. Joel Konzen, S.M. Mount Paran Christian School 1275 Stanley Road Kennesaw 30152 770-578-0182 www.mtparanschool.com Tuition: $5,148-$14,309 Grades: PreK-12 Students: 1,215 Headmaster: Dr. David Tilley Mount Vernon Presbyterian School 471 Mt. Vernon Highway NE (PreK-6) 510 Mt. Vernon Highway NE (7-12) Atlanta 30328 404-252-3448 www.mvpschool.com Tuition: $1,500-$17,885 Grades: PreK-12 Students: 887 Head of School: Dr. J. Brett Jacobsen


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 Mt. Bethel Christian Academy 4385 Lower Roswell Road Marietta 30068 770-971-0245 www.mtbethelchristian.org Tuition: $9,730-$11,050 Grades: PreK-8 Students: 509 Head of School: Jim R. Callis North Cobb Christian School 4500 Lakeview Drive Kennesaw 30144 770-975-0252 www.ncchristian.org Tuition: $4,185-$12,725 Grades: K3-12 Students: 887 Head of School: Todd Clingman Omega Private Academy 2960 Shallowford Road Marietta 30066 omegaprivateacademy.com Tuition: $9,980 Grades: K-12 Students: 15 Head of School: Karin Vickers

Pace Academy 966 W. Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta 30327 404-262-1345 www.paceacademy.org Tuition: $20,200-$23,250 Grades: Pre-First-12 Students: 1,080 Head of School: Frederick Assaf Porter Academy 200 Cox Road Roswell 30075 770-594-1313 www.porteracademy.org Tuition: $18,701 Grades: PreK-8 Students: 72 Head of School: Claudia Porter Queen of Angels Catholic School 11340 Woodstock Road Roswell 30075 770-518-1804 www.qaschool.org Tuition: $7,250 Grades: K-8 Students: 504 Principal: Molly Carlin

Riverside Military Academy 2001 Riverside Drive Gainesville 30501 770-532-6251 www.riversidemilitary.com Tuition: $18,575-$30,950 Grades: 7-12 Students: 450 President: Dr. James Benson

Shreiner Academy 1340 Terrell Mill Road Marietta 30067 770-953-1340 www.shreiner.com Tuition: N/A Grades: 2K-8 Students: 200 Head of School: Sarah Walker

Schenck School, The 282 Mt. Paran Road NW Atlanta 30327 404-252-2591 www.schenck.org Tuition: $27,950 Grades: K-6 Students: 250 Head of School: Gena W. Calloway

Sophia Academy 2880 Dresden Drive Atlanta 30341 404-303-8722 www.sophiaacademy.org Tuition: $11,800-$17,000 Grades: PreK-12 Students: 90 Director: Marie S. Corrigan

Shiloh Hills Christian School 260 Hawkins Store Road Kennesaw 30144 770-926-7729 www.shilohhills.com Tuition: $3,135-$7,365 Grades: K3-12 Students: 250 Principal: Terry Sarrant

St. Francis Day School 9375 Willeo Road Roswell 30075 770-641-8257 www.saintfrancisschools.com Tuition: $9,500-$16,500 Grades: K-8 Students: 500 Admissions: Ellen Brown

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PRIVATE SCHOOL GUIDE St. Francis High School 13440 Cogburn Road Alpharetta 30004 678-339-9989 www.saintfrancisschools.com Tuition: $17,500-$18,980 Grades: 9-12 Students: 260 Principal: Colette Stoak St. Joseph Catholic School 81 Lacy Street Marietta 30060 770-428-3328 www.stjosephschool.org Tuition:$5,966-$7,756 Grades: K-8 Students: 490 Principal: Patricia Allen St. Jude the Apostle School 7171 Glenridge Drive NE Atlanta 30328 770-394-2880 www.saintjude.net Tuition: $7,480-$9,040 Grades: K-8 Students: 523 Principal: Patty Childs


St. Martin’s Episcopal School 3110-A Ashford Dunwoody Rd Atlanta 30319 404-237-4260 www.stmartinschool.org Tuition: $10,250-$17,400 Grades: PreK3-8 Students: 600 Headmaster: Dr. James E. Hamner Swift School, The 300 Grimes Bridge Road Roswell 30075 678-205-4988 www.theswiftschool.org Tuition: $22,350-$22,750 Grades: 1-8 Students: 215 Head of School: Richard J. Wendlek Trinity School 4301 Northside Parkway Atlanta 30327 404-231-8118 www.trinityatl.org Tuition: $14,475-$20,425 Grades: 3yrs-6 Students: 643 Head of School: Joe Marshall

Walker School, The 700 Cobb Parkway North Marietta 30062 678-581-6921 www.thewalkerschool.org Tuition: $10,730-$19,190 Grades: PreK-12 Students: 1,000 Head of School: Jack Hall Weber School, The 6751 Roswell Road Atlanta 30328 404-917-2500 www.weberschool.org Tuition: $23,645 Grades: 9-12 Students: 225 Head of School: Sim Pearl Westminster Schools, The 1424 West Paces Ferry Road Atlanta 30327 404-355-8673 www.westminster.net Tuition: $20,165-$23,385 Grades: 6-12 Students: 1,855 President: William Clarkson IV


Whitefield Academy 1 Whitefield Drive Mableton 30126 678-305-3000 www.whitefieldacademy.com Tuition: $9,730-$19,410 Grades: PreK4-12 Students: 686 Wood Acres School, The 1772 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta 30062 770-971-1880 www.woodacresschool.org Tuition: $2,670-$9,400 Grades: Preschool-8 Students: 450 Head of School: Judy Thigpen


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Local Students Participate in St. Ann’s Summer Mission Trip

Pictured above are the middle and high school students and chaperones who participated in the Catholic HEART Work Camp in Charlotte, North Carolina, during Fourth of July week. The students gave up a week of their summer to assist others in need. The teenage missionaries worked at painting, repairing and cleaning several private homes in the Charlotte area. “I loved working with friends and helping people out at the same time,” said Mattie Riordan, a student at Saint Joseph’s Catholic School, who participated in the mission trip. This life-altering mission trip, as well as others to Nicaragua and Mississippi, provided 158 teens and chaperones from St. Ann’s the opportunity to give back their time and talent with great compassion and love toward their neighbors. These programs are spearheaded by dedicated staff at St. Ann’s EDGE/LIFE TEEN and supported by Pastor Fr. Tom Reilly who said, “I am so proud of their hard work, selflessness, and unyielding faith.”

22 October 2013




Vintage Photographs and Stories of East Cobb!

Do you have archives of old photographs or vintage postcards of East Cobb County? Are you knowledgeable about your local history? Would you like to help preserve your community’s fascinating history? WANTED... folks to share and pass on memories and knowledge related to East Cobb, its people, places, things and surrounding area. If you live, have lived or have ties to the East Cobb County area your stories and/or photographs from yesteryear are wanted. Cynthia Rozzo, founder and publisher of the EAST COBBER, is currently compiling a photographic history of East Cobb and is looking for your help! She is assembling historic images of East Cobb County and the stories that go with them to include in an upcoming book. Here’s a wishlist of photos wanted: > East Cobb farm life and farming operations > old church photos > club photos > school photographs

> East Cobb buildings under construction > “old” east Cobb families, such as, Keheley, Dickerson, Lassiter, Blackwell, Powers,etc. > political leaders, old political signs from East Cobb The importance of family collections cannot be overemphasized. Vintage photographs become increasingly fragile and by scanning and reproducing them in a book, they become available for all to see. “It’s going to be a history of our community and we’d like the family histories in there as well,” Rozzo said. To share your photographs and stories, please contact Cynthia Rozzo at 770-640-7070 or you can email your photos as separate jpg attachments to: cynthia@eastcobber. com. “EAST COBBER staff members are available to come by and pick up photos at your home, we’ll scan them in the office and safely return your vintage photos,” says Rozzo, “We will also be videotaping oral histories. So, if you’d like to share your story, call the EAST COBBER office to schedule an appointment.” Photographs, stories, and pieces of the past — they are all wanted. If you’d like to help keep local history alive by volunteering your talents to this effort, feel free to contact Cynthia.

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East Cobb Student Earns Eagle Scout Rank East Cobb resident Robert Bauman of Troop 1011 recently received the rank of Eagle Scout. For his Eagle project, Robert and his troop built an outdoor teaching facility (platform and benches) at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Robert is a home-schooled senior and is in the dual enrollment/ACCEL program at Chattahoochee Tech. ss Robert Bauman He is a member of Order of the Arrow which is Scouting’s National Honor Society. He also participated in Georgia Boys State this past summer where his group (Harris City) won the Outstanding City Award.

Walton Players Spike Their Way to China by Elizabeth Wentz

This Thanksgiving Walton senior Jessica Sloan will have plenty to be thankful for. She’s recently accepted a volleyball scholarship to the University of Dayton in Ohio, is a member of the reigning state championship Walton Raiders volleyball team, is an elite A5 club volleyball player and was recently named one of the ‘Top 250 High School Volleyball Players in the U.S. for ss Jessica Sloan Coaches to Watch’ by Prepvolleyball.com. But that all takes a backseat to her Thanksgiving week plans. While most of her Walton classmates will be dining on turkey and visiting with family, Sloan and her A5 teammates are heading around the world to play volleyball in China. Led by Coach Jing Hou, a former member of the Chinese National Team, and A5 founding member Bob Walker, the 15-member team will travel to Beijing, Nanjing and Shanghai to train with and compete against elite Chinese volleyball teams. Walton juniors Ashley Miller and Ashley Dean are also members of the highly selective A5 team composed of 16-18 year old female players who all call the metro Atlanta area home. Sloan, the daughter of East Cobb residents Cindy and Don Sloan, is understandably excited about the trip. “Volleyball-wise I’m excited for the different skill level. Chinese players are known for being quick,” she said. “I’m excited to train with them and learn how they play.” Sloan said she’s also looking forward to time spent sightseeing in China including a visit to the Great Wall, taking the bullet train throughout the region and staying overnight at the Olympic Sports Complex in Nanjing with the Chinese host team. Her mother has a slightly different take on the trip. Once she came to terms with sending her daughter so far away, she said, “I’m excited for her, it’s a great opportunity – a once in a lifetime trip.”

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Southeastern Greyhound Adoption Partners with Pope H.S. for Game Day Greyhounds By Bennett Kane

If you have ever been to one of Pope High School’s home games, you probably saw dogs on the field at the game’s beginning. Before each home game, volunteers with Southeastern Greyhound Adoption (SEGA) drive from across the state to bring these dogs to the game. SEGA’s partnership with Pope High School began over 15 years ago in 1997, and has continued into the present without a hitch. When the teams are presented before the kickoff, each cheerleader picks a dog and runs with it across the field. During the first half of the game, SEGA volunteers roam the stadium so people can meet the dogs and get information about greyhound adoption. Southeastern Greyhound Adoption is a non-profit that rescues greyhounds from race tracks and works to raise awareness about the breed. Pope High School is just one of the many ways SEGA reaches out to the community. The group also hosts Reading Paws events throughout the metro area where kids can learn to read while cuddling with a dog. The group is also known for bringing dogs to the lobby of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) hospitals. Ellen and Russ Thomas, assistant chairmen of SEGA’s Meet and Greet committee, have many heartwarming stories to tell of these visits. In one, a two-year-old with an IV wobbled over to a dog. He had the dog lie down, and then laid himself against it, so the greyhound became a warm pillow. If you are interested in meeting SEGA volunteers, you can come out to watch any one of Pope’s home games, or come out to the Marietta Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from 8:30am to noon through November. The group will also be hosting the Athletes Helping Athletes 5k run/1 Mile Walk as a fundraiser. The run will begin the morning of October 12. See greyhoundadoption.org or active.com for more details on the run.


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

Every Wednesday

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.

Every Saturday and Sunday

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 www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.

Every Saturday

Free Arts and Crafts at Lakeshore Learning Store. 11am-3pm. Ages 3 and up. On the Farm Puppets, Pumpkin Patch Door Hanger, Creepy Creatures Masks, and Turkey Treat Cups. Lakeshore Learning Store, 4287 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-3100 or www.lakeshorelearning.com.

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October 4-6

30th Annual Fall Atlanta Home Show. Seminars and exhibits on flooring, siding, patios, appliances, and other home improvement subjects. Friday: 10am-6pm. Saturday: 10am-7pm. Sunday: 12-6pm. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta 30339. More info: 770-998-9800 or www.atlantahomeshow.com.

October 4-6 & 11-12

Bard in the Yard: Henry V presented by North Fulton Drama Club. Come early for a picnic on the lawn before the performance. Fridays & Saturdays: 8pm. Sunday: 4pm. Free. Tables for six are available for rent. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info: 770-640-3855 or www.northfultondramaclub.org.

October 5

Gospel Jazz Band of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. The Gospel Jazz Band will present a night of jazz at East Cobb Park. Bring a picnic, a blanket and some friends to enjoy the show. Free Admission. 5pm-6:30pm. East Cobb Park, 3322 Roswell Road, Marietta 30068. More info: www.johnsonferry.org.





Oktoberfest. The 5th annual Oktoberfest features German food, live pets, polka dancing, a bingo tournament and more! 10am-7pm. 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.

October 5-6

Ride to Fight Cancer! Join 24 Hours of Booty and Mount Vernon Presbyterian School for a one-of-a-kind, familyfriendly bike tour. This year, the brand new Sandy Springs Booty Loop will come alive again with a host of cancer fighters. The event will host 500+ riders who will raise more than $350,000 for cancer research and survivorship. Ride starts at 2pm on the 5th and ends at 2pm on the 6th. $65 to register. Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, 471 Mt Vernon Highway, Atlanta 30328. More info: www.24hoursofbooty.org.

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October 6

First Sunday Family Day at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art with fun activities for the whole family. Free admission. 1-4pm. Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street SE, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1444.

October 7

First Monday Breakfast hosted by Cobb Chamber of Commerce. The 2013 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 www.cobbchamber.org. Third 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: www.YGolfOpen.com or 404-245-9368.

October 9

Atlanta Opera Performs Tosca. The Atlanta Opera opens its 2013-2014 season with a production of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca. Tickets range in price from $26-$133. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Cumberland 30339. More info: www.atlantaopera.org or 404-881-8801.

How to Become a Tech Savvy Small Business Owner: Internet Strategies Seminar. Seminar for small businesses to learn about internet strategies, effective web design, online marketing, and more! 9:30am-12:30pm. $50/person. Cobb Chamber of Commerce, 240 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta 30339. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org. 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. $7/family. Reservations are required for the tour. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Suite #200, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5710 or Mariettahistory.org



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22nd Annual Mistletoe Market presented by the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta. 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: 9:30am-6pm, Friday: 9:30am-6:30pm, and Saturday: 9:30am-4:30pm. Admission: $4. Ages 10 and under: free. Bring a new, unwrapped package of diapers and get $1 off $4 general admission ticket. Cobb Civic Center, 528 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: www.jlcm.org.

October 11

Greyhound Nation Celebration. This adult-only event has now been made into a casual affair in the form of a block party to raise money for the Pope High School Foundation. 6:30-11:30pm. Admission: $35/adult, pre-bought tickets only. Keegan’s Public House, 4401 Shallowford Road, Roswell/ East Cobb. More info: www.popehighschoolfoundation.com. Cobb Executive Women Luncheon. Program: Success Story. 11am. Admission: $20 online and $35 at door for Chamber members. Guests: $30 online and $45 at door. Must register by noon October 9. The Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway Suite 1700, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org.

October 11-12

12th 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.

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October 11-12

Cobb Classic Rodeo. 8-10pm. $15/adults. $12/children. Free/under 3. Jim R. Miller Park,2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-684-7277. Eastminster Fall Festival. Silent auction, crafters, live music, BBQ, book sale, bake sale, cake walk, petting zoo, crafts, games, jumpies, ponies, face-painting and more. Friday: 12pm- 8pm (with BBQ starting at 12pm); Saturday: 10am-3pm. More info: www.eastminster.org.

October 11-13

Cobb Library Book Sale will include soft-cover and hardback books, magazines, text books, 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 www.cobbcat.org.

October 11-13, 17-20, 24-26

Center Stage North presents The Battle of Shallowford. Shows from the 11th-13th feature a coffee and dessert show on Friday and Sunday and dinner and wine show on Saturday with all proceeds benefitting Mountain View Arts Alliance. Regular shows begin on the 17th at 8pm. Tickets are available online at centerstagenorth.org. The Art Place - Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066. More info: 770-509-2700 The Art Place, 770-331-0079 or www.centerstagenorth.org.

October 12

6th 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 active.com or greyhoundadoption.org or by mail-in form. Pope and Land Office (Barrett Summit Office Park), 1990 Vaughn Road, Kennesaw. More info: 770-222-2235 or 5k@greyhoundadoption.org. Charity Wedding Gown Sale. Getting Married? Join Brides Against Breast Cancer for a unique opportunity to find the gown of your dreams at a remarkable price while helping make wishes and memory-making events come true. Save hundreds of dollars and help make a difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer. VIP ‘Unveiling of the Gowns’ Reception Saturday: 4pm-8pm, $25 donation, Wedding Gown Sale Sunday: 12-4pm, $5 donation. Marriott Atlanta Northwest at Galleria, 200 Interstate North Parkway, SE Atlanta 30339. More info: moreinfoplease@bridesabc.org or www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org

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Fall Farm Day at Smith Plantation featuring artisan exhibits and demonstrations pertaining to life on a 19th Century Farm, including living history exhibits and activities such as blacksmithing, spinning, weaving and open hearth cooking. Children’s activities include period games, a farm animal petting zoo, wagon rides, crafts, farm chores, and gold and gem panning (for $5). Attendees will be able to take home the gold and gems that they find. 11am-3pm. Smith Plantation, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info: 770-641-3978 or www.archibaldsmithplantation.org. Georgia Philharmonic presents “A Night at the Movies.” Featuring music from your favorite movies, like Lord of the Rings, James Bond, and A Space Odyssey. 7pm-10pm. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell 30075. More info and ticket sales: roswell.gov/calendar or 770-664-7255.

October 13 Harvest on the Hooch. Celebrate the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Unity Garden with food, family fun, outdoor yard games, raffle prizes, scavenger hunt, live music and alpacas. Beer and wine available. Ticket sales support the North Fulton Community Charities Food Pantry. 3-6pm. Adults: $30, children: $15, 5 and under: free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell 30075. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.

October 16 East Cobb Wine and Vine Market/21stAnnual Silent Auction and Wine Tasting sponsored by the East Cobb Civitan Club and the Friends for the East Cobb Park. Proceeds will help support the East Cobb Park and Camp Big Heart as well as scholarships and other community projects for the aged, homeless, handicapped and needy. Auction and wine tasting starts promptly at 6pm and includes hors d’oeuvres. Sponsorships available. 6-11pm. $20. Must be at least 21 years old to attend. Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta. More info: 678-548-9635.

October 17 6th Annual Girls’ Night Out sponsored by 10 Women of Hope. A special evening with some of your favorite retailers and artists, providing unique shopping opportunities and experiences, all in the spirit of raising funds for single moms who need a hand up. Silent auction, light dinner, beer, wine, soft drinks, and specialty gifts promise to make this year’s event memorable and fun for all. 5-8pm. A minimum donation of $25 is requested. Tickets are available at the door. The Brickyard at Marietta Station, 129 Church Street, Marietta 30060. More info: womenofhope@ymail.com.

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 www.holyfamilycc.org.


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October 14 The League of Women Voters Agriculture Discussion. Guest speaker on agriculture. 7pm. Marietta Fire House (conference room), 112 Haynes Street, Marietta 30060. More info: www.mariettacobb.ga.lwvnet.org.

October 15 North Atlanta Soccer Association 2013 Golf & Tennis Tournament. Hosted at the Pinetree Golf & Country Club. The golf tournament will begin at 10am with a check-in at 8:30am. It will be a four-man scramble, shotgun start format. $125/player. The tennis tournament will be doubles team format. $75/player or $150/team. The tournament will start at 11am, check-in at 10:15am. To register, visit www. nasa.dojiggy.com. More info: dean.harris@nasa-ga.org. Town Hall with Cobb County Commissioner JoAnn Birrell. 7pm. Mountain View Community Center, 3400 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066. More info: 770-528-3317 or joann.birrell@cobbcounty.org. www.eastcobber.com

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Booked For The Evening. The Cobb Library Foundation will present The Jim and Carol Ney Literacy Award to author Stuart Woods. Tickets available: $150. 6pm. Marietta Country Club, 1400 Marietta Country Club Drive, Kennesaw 30152. More info: www.cobblibraryfoundation.org.

October 18

Atlanta Workshop Players (AWP) Presents Broadway Lights. A star-studded evening of Broadway entertainment! Join the AWP Company and a host of talent straight from Broadway shows such as Wicked, Jersey Boys, Mary Poppins, Rent and more! Tickets: $25/students, $30/adults. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell 30075. More info: roswell.gov/calendar, 770-998-8111. 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, can be purchased on line. Murray Arts Center, 1275 Stanley Road, Kennesaw 30152. More info: www.georgiasymphony.org.

October 18-19

Art for the Park. This two-day art show and sale, sponsored by the Chattahoochee Plantation Women’s Club will bring 40 fine artists to the Atlanta Country Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit the East Cobb McFarlane Nature Park. Friday: 4-10pm, Saturday: 10am4pm. Atlanta Country Club Ballroom, 500 Atlanta Country Club Drive, Marietta 30067. More info: Lynn Thompson at bltonpv@gmail.com or www.cobblandtrust.org. Mt. Zion 10th Annual Preschool Bazaar and Party in the Patch. Sweet treats and great shopping all under one roof with handmade creations by talented preschool moms. Raffle with great prizes. Pumpkin patch on Saturday. 9am- 2pm. Mt. Zion UMC Preschool, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1478.

October 19

Concert of Russian and Gypsy Folk Music. Come experience a diverse and unique music experience! The Atlanta Balalaika Society hosts the night of song and dance. 7:30pm. Admission: $20/adult, $18/seniors and students, $7/child 12 and under. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forest Street, Roswell. More info: 404-325-2449. 29th 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. Cash only. 10am-10pm. Sprayberry High School, Jim Frazier Stadium, 2525 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Don Hamrick, 770-928-2359; Mike King, 770-639-6759; or www.southerninvitational.com.

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October 25-November10

Boxerstock 2012. An all-day music festival benefiting Atlanta Boxer Rescue. Vendors, concession stand, canine demonstrations, silent auction and activities for the whole family. $8/adult, $5/children, $5, 12 and under. 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: www.boxerstock.org.

October 26

2nd Annual Rucker Fest. Come meet Rucker! Join the Roswell Historical Society to celebrate Rucker. Event will feature pet vendors, dog demonstrations, refreshments and contests. Register your dog for one of the contests! Free. Pets are welcome. 12-4pm. Historic Town Square, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell 30075. More info: www.roswellhistoricsociety.org.

October 25

2013 Georgia USAging Conference. Afternoon of presentations by top industry professionals discussing senior caregiving. There will be local and national representatives offering information on their products, services and organizations. 12pm-5pm. Free. Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Convention Center, 2450 Galleria Pkwy SE, Atlanta 30339. More info: www.seniorcaregivingtoday.com.

Lyric Theatre Presents Guys and Dolls. The Atlanta Lyric Theatre stages a production of Guys and Dolls bustling with gamblers, gangsters, and sassy showgirls, Guys and Dolls celebrates Broadway’s golden era. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway, SE, Marietta 30060. More info: www.AtlantaLyricTheatre.com or 404-377-9948. East Cobb Church of Christ Family Fall Festival. Lunch, games, prizes, inflatables, hayrides, and more! 10am1pm. East Cobb Church of Christ, 5240 Roswell Road, Marietta, 30062. More info: www.eastcobbcoc.org One World Autumn Harvest Festival. Come celebrate the fall season with an antique car display, games, food, marketplace and activities for the whole family. Free. 4-9pm. One World Spiritual Center, 3535 Shallowford Road, Marietta 30062. More info: 678-214-6938 or info@oneworldspiritualcenter.net. Singalujah Choir Festival Competition. Zion Missionary Baptist Church will hold a fundraiser choral competition at their Fann Hazel-Martin Fellowship Hall. 2-9pm. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 888 Zion Circle, Roswell 30075. More info: 770-993-858 or www.zionmbc.org.

Get Your Event Listed We’ll need: event name, date, description, ticket prices, times/ hours, site address, phone number, email, and web address. The deadline for the Community Calendar is the 15th of the month prior to the next issue. Email your info to: calendar@eastcobber.com. Be sure to include any related photos and/or posters.



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Kennesaw Kennel Club AKC Dog Show. Obedience trial and rally trial. Free. Parking/$5. 9am-4:30pm. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: www.kennesawkennelclubinc.org.

October 26-29

Terrell Mill Open/Senior Singles Classic Tennis Tournament. MW (Open, 35, 45, 55, 65, 75, 85)s. Entry fee: $25/event. Online registration deadline: October 23, 11:59pm. Terrell Mill Tennis Center, 480 Terrell Mill Road SE, Marietta. More info: 770-644-2771 or www.USTA.com.

October 27-28

Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Concert Weekend. Saturday: 3pm, Sinfonia, chamber music, chorus. Sunday: 4pm (Philharmonia and Jazz) & 7:30pm (Symphony, percussion ensemble, Camerata). Tickets $5. Dr. Bobbie Bailey Performance Center, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. More s info: 770-429-7016 or www.georgiasymphony.org. vent

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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 mtbethel.org.


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Holiday Gift Fair. Over 35 vendors offering jewelry, handbags, art, books, accessories, kitchenware of all kinds, children’s clothing, skin care products, gifts for men, and more. 8:30am-2pm. Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta 30068. More info: vendorfair@kolemeth.net.

November 8-9

26th Annual Mt. Zion Craft Show sponsored by the Mt. Zion United Methodist Women, featuring 52 artists and crafters, door prize, silent auction, pictures with Santa, bake sale, and more. All proceeds benefit local and church mission projects and charities. Friday: 9am5pm. Saturday: 9am-4pm. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465 or www.mtzionumw.org.

SAVE THIS DATE The 10th Annual The Republican 11th Annual Women’s Cobb County Cobb County Republican Women’s Club

Veterans Veterans Celebration Celebration Brunch Brunch “HONORING TO OUR OUR NATION” NATION” “HONORING SERVICE SERVICE TO

Saturday, November 2, 2013 • 10:00 am

Saturday, October 27, 2012 SOCIAL OPENS AT 9:00 AM 10:00 am Hilton Marietta Conference Center SOCIAL OPENS AT 9:00AM

500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta, GA 30064

Hilton Marietta Conference Center

Keynote Speaker 500 Powder Springs St, Marietta, GA 30064 ----------- TBD ----------Special Tribute for the “Forgotten” Wars Invited Keynote Speaker Celebrating 60th Anniversary of the Korean War


Special Performances by Local Artist and Bluegrass Band Governor of the State of Texas

Master of Ceremonies: “MOBY” AtlantaCountryMusic.com “Person of the Year” Special Tribute for the 50th

Anniversary of the Vietnam War FEATURING: High School ROTC Color Guard


Tickets on sale starting September 27th


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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: roswellghosttour.com/reservations. 770-649-9922. 610 Atlanta St, Roswell.


October 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-31 A haunted house packed with murdering maniacs, ghostly ghouls, and unexpected horror around every turn. Thursdays and Sundays: 7:30-11pm. Fridays and Saturdays: 7:30pm-midnight. October 27-30: 7:30pm-midnight. $22/ticket, $25 combo or $40/pass. 608 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. More info: www.paranoiahauntedhouse.com.


Fridays and Saturdays starting October4 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 8 $27 (plus tax)/Adults. $14 (plus tax)/Children (12 and under). Limited space. Advance reservations required. More info: www.ghostofmarrietta.com/tickets for available times, some dates are already full or call The Historic Marietta Trolley Co., 770-425-1006 or www.ghostsofmarietta.com.


October 4-31 St. Andrew United Methodist Church hosts their pumpkin patch for the 28th 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 www.thepumpkinchurch.org.


September 29 – October 31 Buy a pumpkin here, plus stickers, candy and a great photo spot. Monday-Friday: 12-7:30pm, Saturdays: 9:30am-7pm, Sundays: 12-7:30pm until October 13. Oct. 13 9:30-7:30pm - Oct. 31st. Oct. 31st the patch closes at 5pm.1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465. Ask for Deborah.


October 6-31 Buy pumpkins for decorating, pies and Jack-O-Lanterns. Monday-Saturday: 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.


Oct 11-27 Come see your favorite spooky Halloween flicks this October at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre located on the Historic Marietta Square. Enjoy classics such as Night of the Living Dead, Psycho, Rocky Horror Picture Show, the silent film Phantom of the Opera, and more. All movies will have a Halloween themed sing along preshow on the Mighty Allen Theatre Organ. Bar and concessions open. Tickets $8-$9. More info: www.earlsmithstrand.org.


October 18, 19, 25 & 26 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. Meet nature-costumed characters including the Box Turtle and the Water Drop, create crafts in the gym such as bat puppets, mysterious masks, and more. Tickets are $9 for all ages, 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 www.chattnaturecenter.org.


October 19th This year’s festival will combine all four events into a day of family fun. Local and area artists and craftspeople will showcase their painting, pottery, woodwork, metal, jewelry, glass, fabric and floral designs. Games, activities and prizes for everyone. Scarecrow contest, children’s costume contest, and pet costume contest. 9 am-5 pm. Marietta Square. More info: 770-794-5601 or www.mariettaga.gov.


October 19 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: 4-6 pm. $8/child. McCleskeyEast Cobb Family YMCA, 1055 E. Piedmont Road, Marietta 30062. More info: 770-977-5991


October 25 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.

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October 26 Enjoy the view of hot air balloons glowing in the autumn night, roving performers, stilt walkers, fire breathers, magicians, costume contest, and other amazing entertainers. This event will also play host to the men’s soccer conference championship tournament featuring over 20 men’s soccer teams as well as a rugby tournament in which all players wear their prom dresses. The main stage set up in the Fifth Third Bank Stadium with party bands starting at 8pm, as well as a Whimsical Forest Stage for all day family friendly entertainment! Children 3 years old and younger (FREE), Children 4-12 $5 in advance, $8 after October 18th, Adults $10 in advance, $15 after October 18th, KSU students $8 in advance (valid student I.D.) $15 after October 18th. Kennesaw State Sports & Recreation Park, 3200 George Busbee Parkway NW. For more info: www.owl-o-ween.com


October 26 Trick-or-treating, tour of facilities, prizes for best costume, and raffle for a chance to win the grand prize basket of pet items. Proceeds from the raffle benefit U.S War Dog Association. 4:30-7pm. Montrose Animal Hospital, 1028 Woodlawn Road, Marietta 20068. More info: www.montroseanimalhospital.com or info@montroseanimalhospital.com.


October 27 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. Pre-registration is $15 or $20 on race day. Phantom runners can register as well! All proceeds go to charities working against domestic violence in Cobb County. Event begins 1:45pm Swift Cantrell Park, 3140 Old US Highway 41, Kennesaw 30144. More info: www.youthtrackortreat.com.


October 28, 29 & 30 Pope High School will be hosting their annual Haunted Theater: Insane Asylum. Starts at 6 pm, last group is through at 9:30. Admission is $5, if you bring in 5lbs of canned goods and nonperishable items your second ticket is free. 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. More info: Kimberley Walters, 770-865-8187 or www.popetheater.org.


October 31 Bring the kids to enjoy games, arts & crafts, hayrides (ALL FREE) 4-7pm. There will be a costume contest as well as concessions and inflatables for a small charge. Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-8875



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Pet of the Month: Rooney Submitted by Ian, Laura, Liam & Rylen Watson

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: petomonth@eastcobber.com

Pet’s Name:_________________________________________ Animal/Breed:______________________________________ Age & Gender:______________________________________ Favorite Food:_______________________________________ Animal/Breed: My mommy was a pure bred Golden Retriever & My Daddy was a pure bred Yellow Lab so I think I’m the best of both worlds!

Favorite Person:_____________________________________ Best Trick:___________________________________________

Age/Gender: 3yrs old & a boy Favorite Food: Zucchini, popcorn, bacon, blueberries & plain Greek yogurt with honey! Favorite Person: My two human brothers! They are 10 & 7, I follow them everywhere! I get sad when they leave for school but I LOVE when they come home! Best Trick: I play soccer! I have my own soccer ball too. I don’t play fetch like most dogs. Instead, my humans kick the ball really far, I go get it and bring it back to them! Turn Ons: The smell of bacon, going to baseball games with my human brothers, riding in the car, retrieving baseballs for my brothers when they practice batting in the backyard, chasing squirrels.

Turn Ons:____________________________________________ Turn Offs:____________________________________________ Favorite Toy:________________________________________ Last Seen:___________________________________________ What makes your pet so special:_____________________ Owner’s Name:_____________________________________

Turn Offs: I have no turn offs. I love life too much! I live in the moment! Favorite Toy: My Dad’s soccer ball! Whenever he gets a new one I think it’s just for ME!! Last seen: Hopping off the couch when I heard the garage door open! I really don’t think my Mommy can see the warm doggy body imprint on the couch... Can she?? What makes your pet so special? I converted my Mom from a cat person to a dog person! I am always looking after my brothers! If they ride their bikes too far down the street, I bark and they come right back. When my Daddy had knee surgery, I followed him up and down the stairs VERY slowly so I could make sure he didn’t fall and hurt himself. Every night I follow my Mom as she tucks my brothers in and puts them to bed. I spend a few minutes laying at the foot of their beds while Mom and Dad say bedtime prayers with them. I love my family more than anything and I will take care of them and protect them forever!

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(That’s Dog Talk for “You’ll LOVE advert ising in the EAST COBBER!”) More Info: 770-640-7070 www.eastcobber.com

Have You Seen Porsche?

Vote est i d EaB n st C obb

East Cobb Dog Missing Since July


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

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Porsche, a 40 pound Walker Coonhound, has been missing since July 7, when the fireworks from Indian Hills startled the dog right out of her fenced backyard. Despite sightings of Porsche around Fullers Park, Sewell Mill and Murdock Road near the creeks and power lines, the dog is still missing. She was adopted in January by East Cobb Mobile Vet Dr. John Lewis and his wife Lori when they rescued her from a kill shelter in North Carolina. With the help of Lara Shaw from Angels Among Us Pet Rescue and other volunteers in East Cobb, there have been organized searches for Porsche and a Facebook page has been created to involve the community.

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

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“Dr. Lewis has helped so many in East Cobb with their beloved pets, we in turn would like to return the favor in helping share the word of his lost pet,” said Shaw. Porsche was last seen wearing a green collar with tags and is very thin. She has the coloring of a Beagle but is much taller. She has a white muzzle, tan ears and white legs and is short haired. Residents who think they see her are asked to text or call 404-441-7899 or 770-3663880.The goal is to alert Dr. Lewis and his family so they can go to her as she is naturally skittish after living in a shelter. “Please do not chase her, she will more than likely run away because she is very scared. Simply take a picture if you can, check to see if she has a collar, and call either number right away,” Shaw said. To find out more about Porsche, like the “Help Find Porsche” Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HelpUsFindPorsche.


(770) 424-9157

630 Cobb Parkway North Marietta, GA 30062 www.cobbevc.com

(678) 238-0700

7800 Highway 92 Woodstock, GA 30189 www.cobbevc.com



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DINING GUIDE .......................................................





Cuban Diner

Fuji Hana Steak, Sushi, Thai

Hong Kong Star Chinese Cuisine

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

Broadway Diner

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

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

Chicago’s Steak & Seafood

> American 4401 Shallowford Road Roswell 30075 Mon: 5pm-9pm Tue-Thur: 5pm-10pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-11pm Sunday Brunch: 11am-2pm 770-993-7464 www.chicagosrestaurant.com .......................................................

Cookies 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 www.cookiesbydesign. com/locations/Georgia/ Marietta/30062 38 October 2013

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

D’Lites Ice Cream

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

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

Gigi’s Cupcakes

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

Edible Arrangements

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

Kani House

> Asian A family owned and operated chain of Japanese steak and sushi restaurants. Their goal is total guest satisfaction. 910 Marietta Highway, #110 Roswell 30075 Mon-Thur: 11:30am-2pm & 5-10pm Fri: 11:30am-2pm & 5-11pm Sat: 12pm-11pm Sun: 12pm-10pm 678-461-8831 www.kanihouse.com

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

European Deli

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



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Keegan’s Public House

Mediterranean Grill

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

Lee’s Golden Buddha #7

>Chinese Chinese, Malaysian, Thai & Korean cuisine. Dine-in or carry-out; delivery available. Consumer choice award for best Chinese restaurant from 19992004. 2524 Cobb Pkwy Smyrna 30080 Mon – Sun: 11am – 10:30pm 770-980-1800 http://www.leesgoldenbuddha7.com .......................................................

Marlow’s Tavern

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

La Madeleine

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



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

Red Sky Tapas & Bar

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

Sugar Benders Bakery

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

Tijuana Joe’s

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

Valenti’s Italian Restaurant

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


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Restaurant Roundup: East Cobb’s Burgeoning Dining Scene (Finally!) By Tricia Morris

The Delk Road/Powers Ferry/Windy Hill area has been in need of some major updates. Over the years there has been a resurgence of new businesses and renovations to existing buildings from the LA Fitness Shopping Center with Koozino Christos over to I-75 with the addition of a new Marriott Courtyard and more to come. Here are some new restaurants reviving that corridor of East Cobb. Brunswick’s Tavern ’45 - 2749 Delk Road • Marietta 30067 www.brunswicks.com/marietta

Brunswick’s Marietta, re-opened in June, and has gone through a complete remodel. Brunswick’s created a new upscale bowling and entertainment center, boasts 40,000-square-feet featuring completely remodeled interior of lounge-type seating and upgraded bowling equipment. In addition to the bowling experience, guests can enjoy a not so “typical bar” menu from Tavern ’45. Small plates include the signature chicken & white bean chili and Vietnamese pork belly tacos as well as arugula and goat cheese salad. Entrees include Thai red curry chicken hand-stretched pizza, Tavern ’45 mac and cheese with a potato chip crust. Tavern ’45 offers a full bar with a focus on local craft beers. Cosmopolitan - 2475 Delk Road • Marietta 30067 www.cosmomarietta.com The building that used to be the Spaghetti Warehouse was completely gutted and transformed into a European/ American restaurant named Cosmopolitan. Cosmopolitan offers a casual fine dining atmosphere. The contemporary American design interior is muted in tan colors with photos of different cities and countries on the walls. The main dining room which is open and airy and seats 150 in banquettes, booths and four top tables. The menu which is comprised of Italian, Greek, Mexican and American fare offers such specialty items as the Ocean Mussels and Spicy Philly Bites for starters to Lamb Chops, the Chicken Santorini, Shrimp and grits and the most popular Shrimp Fra Diavolo. Price points for dinner are from $7 to $28 with the majority of entrees in the $16 range. Lunch is also served and includes some of the dinner entrees as well as wraps, sandwiches and burgers. Pappasito’s Cantina - 2788 Windy Hill Road • Marietta 30067 www.pappasitos.com Pappasito’s Cantina on Windy Hill is celebrating 30 Years of Legendary Tex-Mex with 30 days of specials! Every day in October a special will run thanking their guests with fan favorites and giveaways. The specials are as follows: the week of

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October 1-5: ½ price fajita--chicken and beef, large size only. October 7-11 : ½ price Happy Hour appetizers with beverage purchase from 3-6:30pm in the bar; October 13-19: ½ price beef and chicken fajitas for lunch, medium size only. October 20-26: eClub Free Appetizer with “Pappasito’s Pass”. The last week, October 27-30: is again ½ price beef and chicken fajitas, large size only. During this month-long celebration a special anniversary drink, the Pappasito’s Reserva Margarita, will be offered and those who purchase this drink will receive a complimentary 30th anniversary commemorative glass. For dessert, Pappasito’s will offer a special cake in honor of this celebration. And the rest of East Cobb is bustling with more exciting venues to eat. Here are some more of the latest eateries to open in East Cobb:


Righteous ‘Que - 1050 East Piedmont Road • Marietta 30062 righteousque.blogspot.com Righteous ‘Que opened in the Publix Shopping Center off East Piedmont. With only a few tables, the restaurant is geared more towards carry out. Owners Patrick Verzone and Toby Sellers had both been in the restaurant business. Patrick originally started out as a caterer and after one too many spills and sauces on his kitchen ceiling he--with encouragement from his wife--decided to open an actual location. What will set them apart from other barbeque restaurants? Besides the great barbeque they serve (chicken, pork, beef) they have a conscience. Que for a Cause is a Saturday event that sponsors a person or couple that is serving in a ministry and gives a portion of the proceeds from that Saturday’s event to the sponsor.


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Zeal - 1255 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta 30068 www.zealrestaurant.com

Smallcakes Cupcakery - 2424 Roswell Road • Marietta 30062 www.smallcakescupcakery.com

What does Zeal mean to you? Passion, enthusiasm, energy, intensity . . . all of these words are synonyms for the word Zeal and is what the owners of the new restaurant, Zeal, want you to feel when you come in to their establishment off Johnson Ferry Road in the former Empress of China location. “We want you to come in and find your inner Zeal,” said Michael Braver, partner SK Restaurant Group. SK Restaurant Group is a local company. Scott Sawant is the other partner. Michael has been in the restaurant business for over 30 years. Scott, formerly with La Madeleine, grew up in East Cobb. He and Michael wanted to open a nice dining option for the East Cobb area as well as a place where you can stop by for a nightcap on the way home. Zeal, opening mid-October, will be what they’re now calling “polished casual”. The farm to table concept will keep the menu changing with seasonally available produce, meats and fish. 80% of the menu will be gluten-free. Chef Eric Mulville, from Maggiano’s, designed the menu. The meats will be all organic – no hormones or steroids along with organic breads.

Smallcakes Cupcakery, just opened on Roswell Road at the East Piedmont intersection. Jeff Martin, founder of Smallcakes, has made several appearances on the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” seasons one, two, and seven as well as on the hit daytime talk show The View. USA TODAY listed Smallcakes as one of the Top Ten Cupcake Places to try in the country. Dean bought into this franchise because, “after tasting the cupcakes of other cupcake franchises, I chose this one because their cupcakes tasted the best! Smallcakes uses creative flavors, quality ingredients, and friendly service to provide the finest cupcake experience worthy of returning and recommending.” There is also a separate party room available for private parties.

Common Quarter - 1205 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta 30068 www.commonquarter.com Todd Mussman, Ryan Turner and Chris Hall are behind the infamous Muss & Turner’s in Vinings and Local Three Kitchen & Bar in West Buckhead. The fourth partner to this group is Chris Talley which is how Common Quarter, the newest dining establishment to the group, got its name. Common Quarter will open the second week of October and serve southern coast to farm cuisine. Growing up on the coast of Georgia, Talley wanted to bring a touch of nostalgia to the neighborhood. He wanted to open a place where everyone feels welcome, a place where you come in and you’re taken somewhere else. Charleston shutters, antique server stations; wood flooring and handmade custom tables fill the interior. A Low Country-style community table will be available for large parties. No reservations will be accepted. Lunch, dinner and brunch on Sundays will be served. The full service bar has a unique design with steel trap cages that hold the liquor and the bar top is made of Italian marble reminiscent of the ocean surf. A stacked stone fireplace will be outside on the patio along with lots of greenery to camouflage the parking lot. 42 October 2013

Zaxby’s - 2756 Sandy Plains Road • Marietta 30066 www.zaxbys.com The fourteenth Zaxby’s in Cobb, and the 208th in Georgia, opened last month on Sandy Plains Road right next to the McDonald’s (corner of Post Oak Tritt and Sandy Plains Road). The new 3,652-square-foot location seats 74 and offers drive-thru service. Zaxby’s specializes in made-to-order chicken fingers, wings, sandwiches and salads. It offers nine signature sauces to complement its chicken, including “Wimpy,” “Tongue Torch,” “Nuclear” and “Insane.” Larger “Party Platterz” are also available. Owner, Dustin Mullis, and his partners Greg Shumate, Alex Koutouzis, and Greg Litchfield, who also own the Church Street location in Marietta, feel they will exceed the community expectations. Valenti’s Family Style Italian - 255 Village Parkway Marietta 30067 • www.valentifamilydining.com After going through some ownership changes, Valenti’s Family Style Italian in the Paper Mill Village is back open for business under new ownership. In addition to the corporate restructure the interior, which had more of a café feeling has been updated in colors of red and white with new dining room chairs, table cloths adorning the tables, and carpet, all making for a cozy and inviting atmosphere. The menu offers family-style entrée platters of homestyle antipasto, pasta, seafood and meat entrees meant for sharing and a





la carte options. The a la carte option allows the diner to order for themselves and not have to share the meal. There are also eight types of pizzas on the menu that are cooked in the kitchen’s stone fire oven. There is live music in the bar on Friday and Saturday nights.

Carolina mustard BBQ sauce, and Marlow’s chipotle BBQ. Sides include slaw, mac and pimento cheese. The drink menu completes the fall specialties with craft beers, teas and wines.

Marlow’s Tavern - 1311 Johnson Ferry Road • Marietta 30068 www.marlowstavern.com For the month of October Marlow’s Tavern is bringing back their popular Ribs & Whiskey celebration that includes seasonal fare and special cocktails and drinks. The Ribs & Whiskey menu includes a BBQ tomato bisque, fried green tomato sliders, BBQ blazed Cobb Salad and a Grilled chipotle BBQ Swordfish to name a few. Prices are from $6-$24. And don’t forget their ribs. There are several sauces to choose from – the famous Jack Daniel’s glaze, traditional



Tricia Morris covers local restaurant industry 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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Acupuncture and Wellness Center

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

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

Debbie J. Emerson, LPC

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

Life Coaching 4U

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

Women’s Counseling & Spiritual Life Coaching

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

DENTISTS East Cobb Dentistry for Kids

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

Johnson Ferry Dentistry

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

Family Dentistry of Marietta

2125 Post Oak Tritt Road • Marietta 30062 770-977-9090 • www.marietta-dentistry.net Mon-Wed: 8am-5pm, Thurs: 7:30am-4:30pm Dr. Mark Goch and his team of skilled professionals work together to provide you with the personal and professional care you expect and deserve. We offer a full range of dental services to meet your individual needs and desires. 44 October 2013





Marietta Family Dental Care P.C.

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

ENT Dr. Weiss MD, ENT

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

FITNESS CENTERS Get in Shape for Women

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

American Clinics for Preventive Medicine

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


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

Northside/East Cobb Imaging

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

Women’s Premier Fitness

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

HAIR SALON Patrick Carmen NR.9 Salon

2520 East Piedmont Road, Suite K • Marietta 30066 678-427-8000 • Tues- Sat. $35 Cut and Style for new clients.


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



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Local Breast Cancer Resources 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, October 12, at 8am at Glover Park. For more information: www.makingstrideswalk.org/cobbga. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Breast Cancer Support Group meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Kennestone Hospital Women’s Center Azalea/Camelia Room from 6-7pm. It consists of support and speakers such as Medical Oncology. KH-Outpatient Rehab-Breast Cancer, 100 Lacy Street Building 200, Marietta, GA 30060. For more information: 770-956-STAR.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS East Cobb Doctor Helps Raise Funds for Kids’ Chance When a parent is seriously injured or killed in the workplace, the family repercussions are seemingly endless. With demands stretching years beyond the immediate financial and emotional needs, educational opportunities for the family’s children can fall victim as well. One Georgia group is hoping to change that reality. Supporters of Kids’ Chance of Georgia, Inc. have been working since 1988 to provide scholarships and educational funding assistance for the children of Georgia workers seriously or fatally injured. A 501(c) (3), non-profit charity, Kids’ Chance of Georgia, Inc. was established by the Workers Compensation Section of the Georgia Bar and is celebrating 25 years of service to Georgia employers, workers and their children. East Cobb resident Dr. Craig Weil is the Georgia Medical Committee Chairman of the State Board of Georgia Workers Compensation. Dr. Weil, of the Center for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine located in East Cobb, created a luncheon as a fundraiser for Kids’ Chance. He has helped raise nearly $20,000 for the organization. Kids’ Chance of Georgia has helped more than 280 students since its inception. Currently 52 students are being assisted with over $160,000 in scholarship funding. Organizers seek to fund all qualified applicants each year.

ss Dr. Weil (on left) presents donation to Karen Bartlett and Forrest Hale of Kids’ Chance.

The individual scholarship award in 2013 is $3,000 for post-secondary education students. Lesser awards are made to high school students and a limited number of increased award, memorial scholarships are sometimes available. Funding may vary depending on available resources and, the financial need and educational expenses of the student. Scholarships are awarded for one year and paid by semester, contingent on the student maintaining passing grades and a full-time student schedule of no less than 12 credit hours. Applications are accepted each year beginning January 1st. Application deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is April 15, 2014. Students age 16-25 whose parent’s on-the-job injury resulted in death or serious residual effects and a substantial decline in family income are eligible to apply. The student must be considered “full time” and maintain passing grades in an accredited program. Each applicant must be recommended by the Scholarship Committee and approved by the Kids’ Chance Board of Directors based on their application and supporting documents. Post high school funding is limited to five academic years and graduate degrees are not funded. The Kids’ Chance Mission is supported by donations from individuals, groups, organizations, companies and foundations. Additional funding is created through the volunteercreated Kids’ Chance Tennis, Golf and Bowling tournaments, Charity Ball and 5K Run events. All funds raised support children of Georgia workers. Thanks to volunteers, donors and the Board of Directors, Kids’ Chance of Georgia has raised nearly $6 million and established memorial scholarship and endowment funds, while carrying on its mission. Kids’ Chance of Georgia, Inc. has received numerous recognitions and is the first Kids’ Chance charity established in the country and is the model for sister charities in 30 other states, as well as the national organization, Kids’ Chance of America. For more information or to learn how you can help, visit www.kidschancega.org or email info@kidschancega.org.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS ORTHOPAEDIC & SPORTS MEDICINE The Center for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

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

ORTHODONTISTS Aesthetic Orthodontic Care, PC

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

Williams Orthodontics

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

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Cobb Chamber To Host Health Care Summit The Cobb Chamber of Commerce will host the 2013 Health Care Summit on Oct. 21 at the Cobb Galleria Centre, the most comprehensive and unique session of its kind in the country. With a lineup of keynote speakers, panelists and experts in the health care, insurance and pharmaceutical fields, this Summit will provide citizens and the business community with an understanding of what Health Care Reform means for their organization, and the current politics surrounding the Affordable Care Act at the state and federal levels and what to do about it. Business leaders, human resource professionals and interested citizens are all encouraged to attend this one-day summit, including breakfast and lunch. The cost is $129 for general admission, and $99 for Cobb Chamber and Georgia Chamber members. Along with high-profile keynote speakers, discussions will be led by panels comprised of experts on Health Care Reform, influential organizations and government officials. All attendees will have the opportunity to interact with keynote speakers during the live discussion using special technology devices. Work groups will also be held and led by health care experts, providing structured opportunities for strategic and tactical idea-sharing. These discussions will allow attendees to depart the Summit with a clear action plan relating to requirements under the new laws, options to address these requirements, and a prioritized, company-specific action plan for 2014. Keynote speakers and panelists will include: Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens; U.S. Congressman Tom Price; Lt. Governor Casey Cagle; Reynold Jennings, president and CEO of WellStar; Donna Hyland, president and CEO of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; Ralph Hudgens, Insurance Commissioner for the State of Georgia; Dr. Rob Schreiner, executive medical director at Kaiser Permanente; Dr. Judith Monroe, CDC Director, Office for the State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support; and Steve Millard, president and executive director of the Council of Smaller Enterprises. For more information, to sponsor, or to register, visit cobbchamber.org/healthcaresummit, or contact Sue Leithead at sleithead@cobbchamber.org or 770-859-2326. www.eastcobber.com

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


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

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

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Feldman’s clientele includes people from all walks of life, not just bodybuilders. He helps those with health issues -- including diabetes and pacemakers to others with disabilities and in wheelchairs -achieve their fitness goals. Nagging aches and pains are his specialty. At the Marietta facility, Feldman provides training programs through his school, Body Design Institute, for anyone interested in becoming a personal trainer. A former Kennesaw State University instructor, he now offers this 12-week certification course. Body Design also offers Zumba classes each evening during the week at 7:30 and on Friday and Saturday at 10:00 a.m. The cost for Body Design’s VIP personal training is equivalent to the cost of personal training at most gyms, with no extra fees for memberships or nutrition and supplement programs. If you are interested in looking better and feeling healthier, contact Body Design Personal Training for a free consultation. Located at 1880 West Oak Parkway, Ste. 216, Body Design operates “by appointment only.” You can reach Paul Feldman at 770/980-9888 or bodydesign@msn.com. For additional information, visit www.bodydesigntraining.com.

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Cobb2020 Introduces the Walk Cobb Initiative Cobb2020, in partnership with the Cobb County Extension Service, is launching Walk Cobb, a collaborative walking initiative among schools, businesses, organizations, universities and municipalities that focuses on helping Cobb County’s youth and adults embrace healthier lifestyles. Walk Cobb will kick-off starting October 1 in coordination with the statewide Walk Georgia campaign. Participants can register to participate in Walk Cobb as an individual or as a team of four using the group name Cobb2020 from October 1 through October 9 on the Walk Georgia site at walkgeorgia.org. The main goal of Walk Cobb is to virtually travel across Georgia, discover new ways to improve your health and integrate the habit of regular physical activity into your life. Participants will track and record their walking and/or other physical activity minutes that will be converted into steps through the Walk Georgia website during the initiative timeframe from October 1 through November 23, 2013. Teams within an organization, (i.e. schools, businesses, community organizations, etc.) or individuals who register under the Cobb2020 group are encouraged to monitor the program rankings and walk more than the other teams and individuals under the Cobb2020 group. Based on recent local health assessments conducted by Cobb2020, 19 percent of Cobb County adults did not participate in any physical activity in the past month. Cobb2020 hopes Walk Cobb will create some friendly competition among individuals, organizations and cities in Cobb County and encourage physical activity as an everyday habit. A Golden Sneaker Award will be awarded to the individual, organization, school, city and team with the highest average of steps during the timeframe of the walking campaign. For more information on Walk Cobb or to sign up and participate, visit Cobb2020.com.



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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. Blood Pressure Checks Tuesdays October 15, 22 | 10am – 12pm Understanding Medicare and Open Enrollment Monday, October 14 | 1 – 2pm Free. Registration required. Starting October 15, Medicare Open Enrollment is a seven week period where you can make unrestricted changes to your coverage. Learn more about your Medicare benefits and how you can take advantage of this enrollment period. Tech Talk: Intermediate iPad Wednesday, October 16 | 10 – 11:30am Free. Registration required. This class is targeted to iPad owners who are familiar with basic navigation, function and use of their iPad. Learn techniques and tips to enhance your iPad experience as well as a demonstration that includes syncing your iPad with a computer for back up, how to add your CDs (music) as well as purchase and downloading music from the iTunes store. Not suitable for beginners.

The History Corner – Salem Witch Trials Thursday, October 31 | 2 – 3pm Free. Registration Required. Here is a documentary that provides a comprehensive account of the actual events of the Salem Witch Trials and examines possible causes behind this highly notorious and puzzling period of American History. Go back to 1692 Salem for a view of Puritan society. Roswell Ghost Tour – Walking Tour Wednesday, October 30 | 4:30 p.m. – 9:30pm, Check-in time 4pm; All times are approximate Cost: Senior Citizen Council Members; $64 Non-Members, $69. Price includes luxury motor coach transportation, tickets, dinner, and driver tip. It is the time of year when ghosts walk the night. The tour guide from Roswell Ghost Tour will walk the group around the area near the Roswell Gazebo and relate TRUE stories of paranormal phenomena experienced by local residents, business owners and tour attendees. Make sure to wear walking shoes and bring a flashlight for this 2 hour spooky excursion. Dinner will be at Mill Kitchen & Bar before the tour.

Dine-a-Round – West Cobb Diner Wednesday, October 16 | 11am – 1pm Reservations Required, Limited Seating 3451 Ernest Barrett Parkway. Everyone meets at the restaurant. Payment by separate checks. Ice Cream and a Movie – Classic Sherlock Holmes – Sherlock Holmes and The Leading Lady Monday, October 21 & Monday, October 28 | 1 – 4:30pm Cost: $8 Cobb Residents, $10 Nonresidents Registration required, Limited Seating October is the month when mysteries abound! Come view classic Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes and The Leading Lady. Holmes and Dr. Watson are out of crimes to solve until they are summoned to recover a stolen bomb detonator that they fear will be used to kill AustroHungarian Emperor Franz Joseph. This two part movie is set against a backdrop of international intrigue and subterfuge. Watch one of the best detectives in the world solve an unsolvable mystery, the game’s afoot! Price is for two days of movie fun, ice cream and popcorn. Conquer Your Cravings Wednesday, October 23 | 11 am – 12pm Free. Registration required. Cravings can be the downfall of even the most disciplined and controlled dieters. But cravings don’t have to stop you! Learn easy to use strategies to help fight these cravings and keep you on track for a healthy lifestyle. Presented by Dr. Sudano of Total Health Solutions. 56 October 2013



SENIORS East Cobber Focuses on Effective Senior Caregiving

ss Clarice Dowdle

Throughout most of her professional life in marketing and public relations, Clarice Dowdle’s focus was on helping and handholding others to achieve their goals. In her personal life, she also found that one way or another she was the family member everyone would go to for help, advice or direction. But it wasn’t until an intense caregiving experience with her father a few years ago that Dowdle saw a need for a face and voice for this issue.

Today there are more than 65 million family caregivers in the United States, with seniors 65 and older making up the largest percent of the population in history. The aging population will more than double between the years 20002030 and every 10 seconds someone will turn 50. “The question in my mind was: are we prepared to take care of our loved ones, family members and parents as well as plan for our own aging?” says Dowdle. Her answer was simple: “No way!” In response, Dowdle created a web-based company, www.seniorcaregivingtoday.com, as a resource center for those caring for a loved one. She also wrote a book, Time for the Talk, The Ten Step Plan for Effective Senior Caregiving Today.

their parents and loved ones. The book includes honest and forthcoming accounts of her personal experiences in caregiving as well as shares valuable tips and information with the reader. Dowdle’s book includes what she calls a Pre-Aging Agreement, a simple, non-legal document that outlines issues to discuss sooner rather than later with aging parents. “The ultimate goal in caring for someone is to honor their wishes and make sure they are safely taken care of,” said Dowdle. “So, everything from finances, to legal issues to medical care, their living situation to death and dying are outlined. This way, before all the emotion sets in, having ‘The Talk’ with your family members is positively pro-active rather than reactive.” As an extension of her company’s mission, Clarice W. Dowdle is also producing the first annual Georgia USAging Conference, to be held on Friday, October 25, at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center. The event will consist of an afternoon of presentations by top industry professionals discussing each of the 10 steps outlined in Dowdle’s book; Time for the Talk, The Ten Step Plan for Effective Senior Caregiving Today. Additionally there will be local and national representatives offering exciting new information on their products, services and organizations. For more information on the conference and her book, visit www.seniorcaregivingtoday.com. Time for the Talk, The Ten Step Plan for Effective Senior Caregiving Today is available on Dowdle’s website, on Amazon and at most Barnes & Noble stores. A version of this article was published in the May 2013 edition of Chattahoochee Plantation Living magazine and is reprinted with permission.

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East Cobb Civic Association Community Update By Jill Flamm, President, East Cobb Civic Association

The East Cobb Civic Association strives to keep residents informed of events, activities and legislation affecting the local community. Points of note for October are listed below:

for state and federal funding and developing capital improvement budgets. The 2030 plan can be viewed though cobbcountyga.gov. Comments on the plan can be provided by going to www.cobbinmotion.com.



The East Cobb Business Association and East Cobb Area Council of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, along with past recipients of the East Cobb Citizen of the Year Award, are working together to present two special events to recognize and thank the Police and Fire Department personnel who protect East Cobb. These events will take place in October 2013 (Police Precinct 4 appreciation dinner) and February 2014 (Cobb County Fire Department annual awards banquet). Both events will take place in East Cobb and the East Cobb community is asked to support these events through donations. In an effort to have these events truly demonstrate community support, individuals, businesses, civic and other nonprofit organizations, schools, neighborhoods and churches are asked to join in support of these very special East Cobb community appreciation events. Sponsorship opportunities begin at just $25 to ‘Thank a Hero’. To make a donation online and for more information, visit the ECBA website, www.eastcobbba.com. COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORTATION PLAN INPUT SOUGHT Cobb Transportation officials are soliciting input on the 2040 Comprehensive Transportation Plan for the county. The aim of the plan is to identify policies, programs, strategies, and projects (with schedules, responsibilities, costs, and funding sources) the County and cities are prepared to support and use as the basis for funding requests

Mt. Bethel Christian Academy has filed an application to rezone the property on Post Oak Tritt at the now closed Blumenthal Jewish Center. The zoning case is scheduled to be heard Tuesday, November 5, by the Cobb County Planning Commission and Tuesday, November 19, by the Cobb County Board of Commissioners. Both meetings start at 9am and will be held at 100 Cherokee Street in the Board of Commissioners meeting room. The link to the Mt. Bethel School zoning application (SLUP-11) is online at www.1.usa.gov/1ea1el0 Commissioner Birrell will be hosting a town hall meeting on Tuesday, October 15, at 7pm at the Mountain View Community Center, 3400 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta/East Cobb 30066. The attorneys for the Mt. Bethel School will give a presentation and answer questions at the meeting. The town hall is open to the public. ETHICS BOARD NOTICE OF ELECTION COBB COUNTY BOARD OF ETHICS REPRESENTATIVE OF HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION COMMISSION DISTRICTS 1 AND 4 AND COMMISSION DISTRICTS 2 AND 3 Notice is hereby given that an election for two board members on the Cobb County Board of Ethics will be conducted to fill four year terms for vacancies beginning December 11. One Board member will be elected from

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homeowners’ associations in Cobb County Commission Districts 1 and 4, and another elected from homeowners’ associations in Cobb County Commission Districts 2 and 3. In order to participate in the election, a homeowners’ association must be a legally constituted homeowners’ association representing no fewer than 25 residential parcels or housing units, or an umbrella organization comprised of at least five member homeowners’ associations. The election will be held at 5:45pm, Tuesday, October 15, in the Board of Commissioners hearing room located at 100 Cherokee Street, Marietta, Georgia. Each duly qualified homeowners’ association shall be authorized to appear at the election to nominate and vote for the appropriate representative to the Board of Ethics. Each homeowners’ association shall have one vote and each board member shall be selected by a majority of the votes of the qualified homeowners’ associations present and voting. For additional information contact J. Lynn Rainey, Counsel for the Cobb County Board of Ethics, 770-421-6040. ISAKSON SENIOR LIVING APPLICATION CONTINUED TO NOVEMBER Z-43, Isakson Senior Living zoning application has been continued to November. The 54 acre land parcel located next to East Cobb Park is up for rezoning from R-20 (low density residential) to a CCRC (continuing care


residential care community which requires a much higher density). The developer, Isakson Living, a developer of senior retirement housing communities, is interested in building a major multi-story senior living facility. There has been much public debate on this zoning. The Cobb County Zoning Department received a letter dated September 13, 2013, from Z-43, Isakson Senior Living requesting that their case be continued to November. The 54 acre land parcel located next to East Cobb Park is up for rezoning from R-20 to a CCRC. Isakson Senior Living is in the process of revising its overall project plans to include, among other things, a reduction in the proposed height, a reduction in the density and other specific concerns expressed by the community. They will be presenting their revised plans to the surrounding communities and ECCA prior to the Planning Commission meeting. The Planning Commission is now scheduled to hear this case on November 5th and if it is not held by the Planning Commission, it will then be heard by the Board of Commissioners on November 19th. Both meetings will be at 9am in the second floor meeting room at 100 Cherokee Street in Marietta. This information was provided by the East Cobb Civic Association, Inc. The East Cobb Civic Association will meet at 7pm, Wednesday, October 30, at the East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta. All are welcome. More info: www.eastcobb.net.


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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


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


Marietta PFLAG. Fourth Sunday each month. 1-3pm. Newcomers are welcome. Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, 3755 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: mariettapflag@ gmail.com. Marietta Rotary Club. Every Wednesday. 12noon. Marietta Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: Adele Grubbs, 770-424-8212 or www. mariettarotary.org. Marietta VFW Post 2681. Dinner with VFW Ladies Auxiliary. First Thursday of the month with separate meetings following dinner. 6:15pm. 140 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: www. vfwpost2681.org Martha Stewart Bulloch Children of the American Revolution Society meets one Sunday per month from September through May, 2-4pm. Osage Terrace Room and Pavilion at Bulloch Hall 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell. More info: Paula, 770-594-1819. Moms in Prayer (formerly Moms in touch) for parents of Dickerson Middle School. Every Thursday at 1pm. Meeting location available upon request. More info: Movita Stallworth, 770-321-1783 or mo633@comcast.net. Moms in Prayer (formerly Moms in Touch) for parents of children at East Side Elementary. Thursdays, 10am. More info: Rachel Bloom, 770-973-4705 or familybloom@gmail.com.

(formerly Cobb Parents of Multiples), a parent’s club for families with or expecting twins, triplets, quads, etc. Second Monday of each month (except December). 7pm. North Metro Church, 2305 Barrett Parkway, Marietta. More info: 678-235-8468 or www. nowamom.org. Order Sons of Italy in America Marietta Lodge #2607. General membership meeting 2nd Monday each month. Pot Luck Dinner (except June, July, August-dessert and fruit). 7-9pm. East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-928-9314 or degrillmouse@ comcast.net. Peach State Depression Glass Collectors’ Club. Second Tuesday of month except December. Guests welcome. 6:30 Social; 7pm meeting. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street, Marietta. More Info: psdgc.com Polk Street Speakers Toastmasters. First and 3rd Tuesday of the month. 7:309:00pm. St. James Episcopal Church, 161 Church Street, Marietta. More info: www.polkstreetspeakers.org. Retired Old Men Eating Out (R.O.M.E.O.) Every Tuesday, 8-10am. Meet for friendship, conversation and to share their variety of antique cars, street rods and muscle cars. Marietta Diner, 306 Cobb Parkway South, Marietta. 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. St. John United Methodist Church, 550 Mount Paran Road NW, Atlanta. Visitors welcome. More info: www.songofatlanta.com or 770-509-0322. Sope Creek Garden Club. First Wednesday of the month (Sept-June). 10am. Locations vary. More info: Karin Guzy, 770-955-1303 or guzy@ mindspring.com. 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. WeCan Women Entrepeneurs Collaborating and Networking. Fourth Monday of the month. 7-9pm. Unity North Atlanta, Admin. Building, 2nd Floor, 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: Pam Brooks-Crump, 678-3000698 or pam@pambrookscrump.com. Y Business Network. Every other Friday. 7:30-8:45am. Local business networking and referrals. Northeast Cobb Y, 3010 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta. Guests always welcome. More info: ybusinessnetwork.webs.com, Michelle Hutchinson, 770-518-0010.

National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Second Wednesday of each month. 11:30am. East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More Info: 770-973-2834. Newcomers Club of Cobb County. Third Tuesday each month. 10am. Various social activities throughout the month for those new to Cobb County or just looking for new friends and activities. John Knox Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-234-5068 or newcomersofcobbcounty@yahoo.com. North Metro Mothers of Multiples Club. Third Monday of the month. 7pm. Chicago’s, 4401 Shallowford Road, Roswell (corner of Johnson Ferry & Shallowford). More info: www. northmetromultiples.org. North Metro Women’s Connection. Second Wednesday of each month. 11am-1pm. Hollycrest Hall, 2235 Sewell Mill Road, Marietta. More info: 770335-6013. 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

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Zonings and Variances for October The following is a list of zonings to be reviewed by the Planning Commission on Tuesday, October 1, at 9am. The Board of Commissioners will vote on these zonings Tuesday, October 15, at 9am. These listings are provided by the East Cobb Civic Association. For comments and final actions by these organizations, please visit www.eastcobb.net. Petition Z-60: Brooks Chadwick Capital, LLC, 404281-4554, represented by John Moore, 770-429-1499, Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele, LLP, requests a rezoning from R-30 to RA-5 for a subdivision. Property is located on South side of Lassiter Road, west of Laureate Court, District 16, Land Lots 638, Parcels 5 & 11. Size of tract is: 4.144 acres. Current zoning: R-30. Petition SLUP-10: AT&T by Providence Real Estate Consulting, 678-985-2474 represented by Samantha Watson, requests a Special Land Use permit for Expanding approved area at an existing tower site. Property is located off a private easement on the north side of Groover Road, south of Allgood Road (2115 Groover Road), District 16, Land Lots 917, Parcel 4. Size of tract is: .3 acres. Current zoning: R-20. The following is a list of variances to be reviewed by the Board of Zoning Appeals and Variances Wednesday, October 8, at 1pm. Petition V-112: Jeffery M. Jones, 678-522-0310, representing themselves, request to waive the rear setback for an accessory structure under 650 square feet (proposed 320 square foot shed) from the required 30 feet to 12 feet. Located on the on the southeast terminus of Robinson Farms Trace, east of Robinson Farms Drive (3396 Robinson Farms Trace). Size of tract is .46 acres. Current zoning: R-15. Reason: Shed. Petition V-114: Anthony J. Giurato, 770-693-6776, representing himself requests waive the rear setback from the required 35 feet to 19 feet to cover the patio. Property located on the southwest corner of Winding Creek Place and Creekview Drive (410 Winding Creek Place). Size of tract is .51 acres. Current zoning: R-20. Reason: Patio roof.

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Petition V-116: Kurt and Jill Mertensmeyer, 678-3100406, representing themselves requests: 1) Waive the front setback for an accessory structure (proposed 144 square foot arbor) from the required 45 feet to 31 feet; and 2) allow an accessory structure (proposed 144 square foot arbor) to be located in front of the principal building for an arbor. Property located on the south side of Club Ridge Drive, south of Hampton Farms Drive (215 Club Ridge Drive). Size of tract is .71 acres. Current zoning: R-30. Reason: Arbor. Petition V-119: Alan H. Burgess, 678-410-5192, representing himself requests to allow the exposed portion of a retaining wall on a residential lot to be 9.15 feet tall within 5 feet of the property line and 10.3 feet tall within 10 feet of the property line. Property located on the eastern side of Fairhaven Way, east of Treeline Pass (4963 Fairhaven Way). Size of tract is .82 acres. Current zoning: R-15. Reason: Retaining Wall Petition V-121: Jeff G. Cole, 678-596-8166, representing himself 1) Waive the front setback from the required 45 feet to 0 feet from the western property line; 2) waive the side setback from the required 12 feet to 0 feet from the northern property line; and 3) waive the rear setback from the required 40 feet to 0 feet from the eastern property line. Property located on the east side of the northern terminus of Country Squire Road (2060 Country Squire Road). Size of tract is .11 acres. Reason: Additional space. Petition V-123: George L. Suttler, 404-992-0002, representing himself requests to allow a second electrical meter on a single family residential lot. Property located on the south side of Woodlawn Drive, south of Blackland Drive (60 Woodlawn Drive). Size of tract is unknown. Current zoning: R-40. Reason: Electric Car This information was provided by the East Cobb Civic Association, Inc. The East Cobb Civic Association will meet at 7 PM, Wednesday, October 30th at the East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta. All are welcome. More info please visit www.eastcobb.net.



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

Autism Spectrum Support Group of Cobb County. Supporting parents with information and resources as well as social connections. Third Thursday of each month during school year. 9:30-11:30am. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: www.asgcobb.com Babywearing Group. Koalamommas, North Atlanta’s resource for help, support, and information about baby carriers of all kinds. Meets monthly. Meeting dates/time vary. More info: Jennifer Worrell, 770-516-4192 or jenniferworrell@bellsouth.net. Bereavement Support. First and 3rd Wednesday of the month. 5pm. Counseling Room in Parish Office, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400, ext. 6020. Cancer Support Group. Second and 4th Monday of the month. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978. Career Transition. Third Monday of the month (March-October). Second Monday of the month (November-February) 6:30pm: Personal resume reviewing, interviewing, networking, and career assessment help. 7pm: Presentation. First Presbyterian Church, 189 Church Street, Marietta . More info: Bill Lins, 404-558-1579, or Bob Sabin, 770-795-9084, or visit www.fpcmarietta.org Caregiver and Share Support Group for Alzheimer’s. First Wednesday of the month. 4:30-5:30pm. Arbor Terrace, 886 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-4420.

Codependents Anonymous. Mondays & Thursdays. 7:30-8:45pm. Unity North Church, 4225 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-6368. Depression/Bipolar Support Group. First and 3rd Thursday of the month. 7-8:30pm. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Room 339, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-794-2978. Divorced/Separated Support Group. First and 3rd Tuesday of each month. 7:30pm. St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Mary’s Chapel, 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-552-6400, ext. 6018. Divorce Support Group by Visions Anew for women who are contemplating or going through the divorce process. First Thursday & 3rd Wednesday of the month. 7-9pm. East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: www.visionsanew.org. Diabetes Support Group offered by WellStar Health System. Second Tuesday of the month. 6:30–8pm. McLaren Mill Office Park, 531 Rose Lane Street, Suite 100, Marietta. No registration required. More info: 770-793-7818. Domestic Violence Support Groups. Sessions in English and Spanish. Wednesdays. 6:458:15pm. Childcare available for children 6 weeks to 12 years. Children over 12 may attend and learn childcare skills. More info: 770-427-3390. East Cobb Satellite of CHADD (Children & Adults w/Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) Parental Support Group. 2nd Tuesday of the month. 6:30-8:00 pm. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church (Room B109) on Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: Cappie Suttle, 404-368-9394, east-cobb@ chadd.net, or www.chadd.net/300. Emotions Anonymous, a fellowship of people who come together to work toward recovery from emotional difficulties and discover a new way of life. Tuesdays & Fridays. 7pm. Roswell United Methodist Church, 614 Mimosa Boulevard, Counseling Building, Roswell. More info: 770-330-1991. Families Anonymous (FA) for families who have loved ones struggling with addiction. Every Tuesday. 7:30-9pm. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Youth Center, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465. Families of Children Under Stress (FOCUS). To listen, inform and educate, and offer programs for the families and the child with special needs. Last Thursday of the month during school year. 10am. ChickFil-A, 1201 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info/to confirm meeting date: Angie, 770-234-9111,angie@focus-ga.org,or www.focus-ga.org. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group. Second and 4th Tuesday. 7:15pm. Special guest speaker. Transfiguration Church, Room 102, 1815 Blackwell Road, Marietta. More info: Jeannie, 770-919-9275. Grief Support Group for those who have had a family member, friend or other loved one pass away. First Thursday of each month. 7-9pm. Unity North Atlanta Church, 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: kathzkel@yahoo.com.

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


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