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KSU offers Spring Break camps with Extended Care

KSU’s College of Continuing and Professional Education is set to offer new Spring Break Camps for youngsters between fourth and 12th grade. Four different camps will be held at KSU Center (3333 Busbee Drive, Kennesaw) during the week of April 6-10 from 9 to 3 p.m.

App Game Design (7-12 grade) teaches students how to create game apps for Android or iOS utilizing newer and better software.

Chet Austin Team Leadership Academy (6-8 grade) instills students with character, self-confidence, ethics, styles of leadership and the importance of community service.

Junior Chefs Academy (4-6 grade) teaches aspiring young chefs advanced measuring, mixing, cutting, cooking and baking skills, and the importance of fresh ingredients and healthy choices.

LEGO® Robotics Engineering & Programming with EV3 (5-7 grade) encourages students to use teamwork, problem-solving and creativity as they build, test and evaluate their bots.

Each camp is $299 and those who register on or before March 9 will receive a 10 percent discount. Extended Care is also available from 3-6 p.m. More information can be found at summeru.com or by calling 470-578-6765.

Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate will begin accepting reservations on March 2

 

Biltmore’s newest lodging offering – Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate – will begin accepting reservations starting March 2, 2015, for stays beginning in late 2015.

Village Hotel joins the Inn on Biltmore Estate to provide a range of options for guests who want to stay overnight on the estate.

Village Hotel will be centrally located in Antler Hill Village, a convenient home base steps away from shopping, dining, the Winery, live music and outdoor activities. It offers a casual and inviting atmosphere, inspired by the eclectic mix of cottages and farm homes that dotted the property when George and Edith Vanderbilt lived here.

Village Hotel’s location is set in a lively atmosphere, while the Inn offers a luxurious private, hill-top setting, with elegantly appointed surroundings.

Each of the hotel’s 209 guest rooms and suites offers a cozy cottage setting with a window seat, 400-thread count linens, a 42-inch LCD-screen TV, refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker and walk-in shower.

Dining at Village Hotel will feature The Kitchen, a quick and easy stop for freshly prepared breakfast items and on-the-go lunches and picnics. The Village Social is the hotel’s casual restaurant and bar serving light breakfast, lunch and dinner emphasizing a small plate tasting menu featuring seafood, Biltmore Wines, craft beers and signature cocktails.

Hotel amenities include a fitness center, an outdoor pool and complimentary shuttle service around Biltmore estate.

Reservations may be made by calling 866-851-4668, or visiting www.biltmore.com.

 

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Video of the Week: Lassiter Cheerleaders named Team of the Year

LHS Cheer Team of the Year 2015 from Lassiter High School on Vimeo.

 

Congratulations to Lassiter High School’s varsity sideline cheerleaders on their recent prestigious honor. The 2015 Georgia Cheer Coaches Association named them Team of the Year. View the video submitted for the final round of voting above.

Congratulations cheerleaders!

 

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East Cobb Area Council is March 5

The  153rd Session is well underway for the Georgia General Assembly. On Thursday, March 5, from 7:30-9am, expert, Jane Hayse with the Atlanta Regional Commission, will be able to help you get the facts straight and update you on how this legislative session will affect you as a resident of East Cobb.

Event will be held at Indian Hills Country Club. Member cost: $20 online, $30 at the door. Non-member cost: $30 online, $40 at the door. Registration Deadline: Monday, March 2  at noon

REGISTER HERE

For questions about Area Councils, please contact Ashley Warner at awarner@cobbchamber.org
or 770-859-2346.

 

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Apply for the 9th District PTA Scholarship

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The 9th District of the Georgia PTA has created a Scholarship Fund which will award several $200 scholarships to students of ALL ages within Cobb County to help further student success.

These scholarships could help bridge the gap for students who need tutoring, provide funding for enrichment activities or camps, or provide support with textbooks and supplies. Applicants must currently attend a school within District 9, and be a student member or have a parent/guardian who is a member of the local PTA/PTSA.

Please download and complete the D9 APPLICATION and mail to the address provided no later than March 2. The scholarships will be awarded at the 9th District Spring Conference on April 30 at Northstar Church.

 

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Check out IndieFlix at Cobb Libraries


IndieFlix, a leading independent online film streaming service, is now available for Cobb County library cardholders.

The free streaming video service gives library patrons access from anywhere with high-speed Internet service to the IndieFlix collection of thousands of award-winning independent films, shorts and documentaries from throughout the world.

Library patrons can access IndieFlix on desktops, laptops and many mobile devices. The IndieFlix service is compatible with Roku and Xbox for TV viewing.

Cobb library cardholders access IndieFlix through the RBdigital Platform on the Downloads page of the library’s website at www.cobbcat.org/downloads.

 

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Mix of drugs and driving lead local mother to prison

Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds announces that a Marietta woman has been sent to prison after being convicted of possessing heroin and crashing her vehicle.

Andrea Nicole Bolton, 32, was driving a black Chevrolet C1500 with two passengers, including her young daughter, on the evening of April 1, 2013, on South Cobb Drive near Barclay Circle in Marietta when the vehicle left the roadway and struck three utility poles. The vehicle flipped over, entrapping and injuring the front-seat passenger. At least one telephone pole was broken in half. Witnesses reported Ms. Bolton had been driving erratically for about a mile before the crash. Heroin and syringes were found in Ms. Bolton’s bag, though she insisted they were not hers. Before trial, she rejected a plea offer of probation and treatment.

On Wednesday, a Cobb jury convicted Ms. Bolton of possession of heroin, one count of serious injury by vehicle, and reckless driving. She was acquitted of DUI, another count of serious injury by vehicle, and endangering a child.

“This is the type of case where accountability comes in big time,” ADA Theresa Schiefer said during sentencing Friday morning. “This is one of the most dangerous types of addicts – someone who won’t admit they have a problem. It seems the crash would have been a wake-up call. Now it’s two years later, we’ve continued to have dirty drug screens, and I continue to hear denial.”

The defendant’s mother testified on her behalf and Cobb Superior Court Chief Judge Stephen Schuster asked her what Ms. Bolton has done about her drug problem since the crash.

“Is this defendant going to fight to make herself well, or is she always going to blame it on others?” Judge Schuster asked. “We see in a number of cases that they (drug users) don’t want to admit to their families that they have a problem. Our worldview now is that treatment is better than prison, but the person has to want it. … This could have been a case where a six-year-old child died.”

He then sentenced the defendant to 10 years, with three years to serve in custody and the rest on probation. As a condition of her probation, she must complete a residential treatment program.

Marietta attorney Carlos Rodriguez represented the defendant, who was returned to custody after the jury verdict on Wednesday. She had been free on bond while awaiting trial.

Cobb Police investigated the case.

 

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Photo of the Day

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Bradley’s getting their sign fixed

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We Have a Winner! *Facebook Friday Freebie*

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Is everyone ready for our favorite time of the week? That’s right- it’s time to announce this week’s Facebook Friday Freebie winner! The Lucky East Cobber who wins 4 VIP passes to the American Craft Council Show at Cobb Galleria is………Ellie Rosen. Congrats Ellie!! Please email Tiffanie@eastcobber.com to claim your awesome freebie!!

Didn’t win? Don’t despair! EAST COBBER brings you wonderful ways to win each and every Wednesday and Friday on our contest blog and Facebook page. Good luck, and may the odds ever be in your favor.

East Cobb seniors to tour Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church and Mary Mac’s Tea Room

Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church and Mary Mac’s Tea Room
Tuesday, March 3 | 9:30am -3pm. Check-in 9am
$57 Senior Council members; $62 Non-members. Price includes luxury motor coach, tickets, lunch and tips. No refunds unless the trip is cancelled. Payment is due at time of registration.

The trip starts with a tour of historic St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and its magnificent stained glass  windows. These windows were designed and fabricated over a period of 60 years by some of the world’s leading crafters.

The Church will be treating the group to an elegant “coffee” and organ concert. To continue with a little bit of Atlanta history lunch will be at Mary Mac’s Tea Room.

All Cobb residents age 55+ are invited to participate in activities at various senior centers throughout Cobb. This activity is 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.

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