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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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EAST COBBER FrugalFunMom Field Trip of the Day: Let their be light!

Send boredom back to the store and stay sane all break long. EAST COBBER’s Frugal FunMom is back with enough holiday fun to last until the school bell rings!  Lights of Life, nightly through December 31. Millions of holiday lights throughout the campus. Santa and his sleigh stand over 65 feet high, making it the […]

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EAST COBBER Gift Idea of the Day: Make Beautiful Music

  Give yourself or someone you love a gift of a lifetime: piano lessons from: Silva Piano Studios 1518 Blackwell Road Marietta 30066 770-565-7177   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 2014 […]


Handling Holiday Stress

If you find yourself falling asleep at morning meetings because you were up all night wrapping presents, you might be afflicted with holiday over-do. Who among us hasn’t suffered from it? The holidays – those most wonderful days of the year when everyone is supposedto be full of good cheer – are also times when […]


Receiving Electronics for the Holidays? Protect Your ID by Discarding Old Items with a Recycler that Does It Right

After opening that new laptop, tablet or cell phone this holiday season, be sure to protect your identification when discarding the old items. John Bonham, general manager of Reworx electronics recycling in Kennesaw, Ga. explains the importance of finding a reputable recycler that  guarantees that all confidential health, financial or other information will be completely destroyed. “If information […]


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 […]