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For more about Mary and Ed Ettel and Project Mail Call, read our December 2014 cover story HERE.

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Bring One For The Chipper

  Did you know that your old Christmas trees can be recycled and that one twenty pound tree takes up valuable landfill space comparable to a washing machine? Recycling trees creates mulch, fuel, wildlife habitats and other useful material. You can help “Keep Cobb Beautiful,” by recycling your old tree after the holiday season. Keep Cobb Beautiful will sponsor free recycling drop-offs. Keep Cobb Beautiful is […]


Should your pet be our pet of the month?

Fill out the information on your pet and send it to: EAST COBBER, P.O. Box 680445, Marietta, GA 30068 Please include a picture with your entry. Or email description and a jpg to: Pet’s Name: Animal/Breed: Age & Gender: Favorite Food: Favorite Person: Best Trick: Turn Ons: Turn Offs: Favorite Toy: Last Seen: What makes […]


EAST COBBER Gift Idea of the Day: Have a Royal Christmas

Have a Royal Christmas with a great selection of chocolate and unique gifts from The Queen’s Pantry. The Queen’s Pantry 4235 Merchants Walk Drive Marietta 30068 678-483-0900   Tis the shopping season! Save time and skip the mall with our 2014 Gift Guide. Select the perfect presents from local sources for everyone on your list. Click HERE to read the […]


Community Hanukkah Celebration coming December 22

Join Jewish Federation, MJCCA, and Cobb and North Fulton County congregations for a Community Hanukkah Celebration on Monday, December 22. Festivities begin at 7pm at Congregation Etz Chaim located at 1190 Indian Hills Parkway, Marietta, Georgia 30068. Celebrate the 7th night of Hanukkah with plenty of fun, including: Lighting the menorah Hanukkah Dancing PJ Library storytelling […]


East Cobb Middle School STEM Students Participate in ‘Hour of Code’ Video Chat

A classroom of East Cobb Middle School STEM students were one of seven schools in North America chosen to do a video chat with Dr. Hadi Partovi in honor of Hour of Code on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Dr. Partovi is the founder of Launched in 2013,® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation […]


A Christmas Devotional: Mother Mary

When the angel Gabriel came to Mary and told her that she was to bear the Son of God, she was confused and afraid. How could this be? Gabriel reminded Mary that her relative Elizabeth, who was surely too old to have children, was now six months pregnant. With God, all things are possible. And […]


In depth emergency preparedness training available

The Community Emergency Response Team program trains people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help […]


Local high school students play Santa for four deserving families this holiday season

‘Tis the season for giving back, and students from Pope High School’s Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter played Santa for four deserving families in Cobb County. On Dec. 17, the students dropped off four carloads of presents at the NW Metro Atlanta Habitat for Humanity offices. “This year, as a board, we decided as our […]

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9th Annual Messiah Sing-Along is December 21

Experience the 9th Annual Messiah Sing-Along on Sunday, December 21, 3pm, at Roswell UMC, 814 Mimosa Blvd. $10 admission; general audiences. Join voices with hundreds of singers on this community performance of Handel’s glorious masterpiece, Messiah. Presented by Michael O’Neal Singers. For more information call 770-594-7974 or visit  


Now that’s a tree! Historic Peabody Hotel’s signature of the season.

The Christmas tree in The Peabody Memphis Grand Lobby stands 30 feet tall and has approximately 20,000 lights on it. It takes 20 florists 7 hours to set up and decorate. There are an additional 11 Christmas trees and 600 feet of lighted garland used to decorate the Lobby, Mezzanine and remainder of the hotel. […]


Conquering the Flu. Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands.

According to the CDC, the current flu vaccine may not be a good match for the 2014-2015 flu strain. The influenza A (H3N2) virus has mutated from the vaccine strain, making it possibly less effective. Flu seasons dominated by influenza A (H3N2) strains tend to have higher overall hospitalization rates and more flu-related deaths, especially […]