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Cobb County Frontera restaurant destroyed by fire

An early morning fire gutted a popular Mexican restaurant in Marietta.

The fire at the Frontera restaurant on Powers Ferry Road was reported around 4 a.m. Tuesday. No one was inside at the time.

Firefighters say flames were shooting through the roof when they arrived.

Channel 2’s Audrey Washington says officials believe the fire appears to have started in the hood of the fryer, back in the kitchen area.

Crews continued putting out hotspots around 8 a.m.

One firefighter injured his ankle and was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.

Officials aren’t sure if the restaurant had a working fire alarm. They believe only the burglary alarm was going off at the time of the fire.

Many of the employees, who considered themselves family, are very upset.

“This is partially my home and to see it gone like this,” said employee Claudia Augenbroe. “It’s so upsetting to me.”

Frontera tweeted they are working to relocate staff to other locations.

(Source: WSBTV.com) 

 

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New evening activities available for seniors

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This summer, Cobb Senior Services staff will host evening activities at the East Cobb Senior Center. This will be an excellent opportunity for working adults ages 55 and older to participate and experience a glimpse of the variety of events and activities available at Cobb senior centers.

To view the evening activities planned in July and August, click here.

 

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‘From the Barn to the Cross’ is Friday at Powers Ferry UMC

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Powers Ferry United Methodist Church invites the community to “From the Barn…to the cross…Know that I am God”, a free puppet drama presented by the church’s P.U.S.H. (Power Using Serving Hands) ministry. The program will be Friday night, May 29 at 7pm in the Sanctuary. There will be a dessert social in the Fellowship Hall immediately following.

The church is located at 245 Powers Ferry Road in Marietta. For further information please contact the church office at 770-973-5271 Monday, Wednesday or Thursday from 10 am until 3 pm or go to www.powersferryumc.com.

 

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Atlanta Pet rescue and Adoption at MarketPlace 120

 

Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoptions is a non-profit, no kill shelter dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating dogs and cats so they can be adopted into forever homes.

APR will be at MarketPlace 120 in Marietta on Saturday May 30th from 12 pm to 6 pm with some adorable pets for adoption. There will also be some great pet related products from the artists and artisans of MarketPlace 120.

MarketPlace 120 is located at  562 Wylie Road in Marietta.

 

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What’s Happening at your School?

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Celebrating good news at High Meadows School

 

EAST COBBER wants to share the good news and special events going on at every East Cobb school, K-12, public or private. Please e-mail your info. and/or photos to editor@eastcobber.com.  Digital photos should be  high resolution (300dpi). You may also send your info. and photos by mail to Editor, EAST COBBER, PO Box 680455, Marietta, GA 30068. Please include your name and telephone number as well as caption information. Captions must include the first and last names of everyone pictured in the photo.

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Legislators and corporate lobbyists meet in secret at Georgia resort

East Cobb’s Sen. Judson Hill is highlighted in this report that exposes the close relationship between business interests and lawmakers within the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Sen. Hill is a longtime member of ALEC.

View the original 11alive report at http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/investigations/2015/05/21/investigators-legislators-and-corporate-lobbyists-meet-in-secret-at-georgia-resort/27695105/

 

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Volunteers needed at CNC Butterfly Festival

 

The Chattahoochee Nature Center needs a few more helping hands at the Butterfly Festival on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7. Volunteers ages 16+ are needed for:

Saturday, June 6

  • Check-in/vendor unloading – from 8am-10am
  • Help Brewster’s Ice Cream – from 9:30-12:40 or 12:30-3:30
  • Help at a drink station from 9:30-12:40 or 12:30-3:30
  • Help in the butterfly tent (limited opportunities) from 9:30-12:40 or 12:30-3:30
  • Information table and docents (for CNC regular volunteers) from 9:30-12:40 or 12:30-3:30
  • Waiting list for ALL positions – including some for those ages 12-16, with a parent

Sunday, June 7

  • Help Brewster’s Ice Cream – from 11:30-2:40 or 2:30-5:30
  • Help at a drink station from 11:30-2:40 or 2:30-5:30
  • Information table and docents (for CNC regular volunteers) from 9:30-12:40 or 12:30-3:30

Please email Libby Lintel at l.lintel@chattnaturecenter.org to reserve your spot, and indicate where you would prefer to work.

Cobb recognized as best place for young people

 

In a recently published list of best places for young people to live, Movoto credits Cobb with four out of the nine locations.

In the article, Realtor Dean Gudlauski notes that, “The East Cobb area is well known for its excellence in schools.”

 

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Click here to read more.

 

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Davis Elementary student wins national essay contest

 

Bizunesh Keith, a fifth grader at Davis Elementary in East Cobb, won the MLB’s National Breaking Barriers Essay Contest. Commissioner JoAnn Birrell recently joined Homer and others from the Braves organization on a surprise visit to Davis Elementary school to congratulate her.

Pictured from left to right: David Banks School Board Member Post 5, Bizunesh’s mother Chris Keith, Bizunesh, Principal Dee Mobley, Homer, Commissioner Birrell and teacher Claudia Daniels. Bizunesh will also be honored at the pregame ceremony of a Braves game. She was one of 10 winners out of 10,000 essay applicants. Congratulations Bizunesh!

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