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Make plans to attend Family Fun Safety Day

 

Families are invited to Cobb County Safety Village to enjoy a fun-filled time of safety awareness 9 a.m.-noon, Friday, July 10. Activities will include a tour of Sparky’s House, water safety games, free finger printing kits and up-close looks at emergency vehicles.

The cost will be $5 per person, with a maximum of $20 per family. Refreshments will be provided by Harry’s Farmers Market. For group rates of 20 or more, call 770-852-3270. The Cobb County Safety Village is located at 1220 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta. For more information, click here.

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East Cobbers on vacation! Show us your summer photos!

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Addison & Ainsley Clark
Spring break 2013
Marco Islans, Floria
Submitted by Maria Clark

School is out, summer is in session and it’s time for fun in the sun for many East Cobbers! Share your vacation photos with us by emailing photos@eastcobber.com. You may just see yourself on our website!

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Video of the Week: JFBC Chicago Choir Tour

Check out what some East Cobb kids are doing this summer. Chicago Choir Tour 2015 from Johnson Ferry on Vimeo.

 

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Register for the 20th Annual EAST COBBER Parade & Festival!

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This year’s 20TH Annual EAST COBBER Parade will be held on Saturday, September 12We welcome your participation in making this year’s EAST COBBER Parade another fun and successful community event.

 

Please note: this year’s EAST COBBER Parade will follow the same route but there is a new location for the Festival.

 

SAME Parade Route!

The 1 mile EAST COBBER parade will still begin at 10am in the Mount Bethel Elementary School parking lot, travel south on Johnson Ferry Road, and turn left onto Olde Towne Parkway.

 

NEW Festival Site!

The EAST COBBER Festival will now be in the south parking lot of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church immediately following the EAST COBBER parade. From 11am—3pm, the free Festival will feature arts and crafts, local businesses, food concessions, carnival games, and an entertainment stage.

 

ONLY pre-registered parade entries will be permitted in the EAST COBBER Parade. Organizations wishing to participate in the parade must complete an application by clicking on the appropriate link below:

 

Click Here if you are a Non-Profit Group

Click Here if you are a Commercial Business

The Parade Application must be completed and submitted to the EAST COBBER by August 7, 2015.  Letters assigning your place in the parade will be issued by September 1.  There is no fee to participate in the parade if you represent a non-profit, school or church.  Local businesses can participate as a “Parade Patron” for a $300 promotional fee.

We hope you will join us in celebrating our exceptional community! Questions? Email EAST COBBER Founder/Publisher Cynthia Rozzo at cynthia@eastcobber.com.

 

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WellStar East Cobb Health Park Conducts First Surgery

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WellStar Health System continues to advance community based healthcare.  On July 1, WellStar opened an Outpatient Surgery Center at the WellStar East Cobb Health Park, providing a convenient, close to home location for surgeries that do not require a hospital stay.

“Since WellStar first opened a Health Park in Acworth three years ago, our community has embraced the health park concept and the convenience it provides,” said Candice Saunders, president & CEO of WellStar Health System.  “Over the next decade, we expect to see outpatient services continue to grow.  WellStar will continue to meet the healthcare needs of our communities through innovative solutions and world-class healthcare.”

The state-of-the-art Surgery Center includes 20 private, prep/recovery rooms, three operating room suites and three procedure rooms. The Surgery Center also provides onsite pathology support, a private patient discharge elevator and covered pick up area separate from the Health Park’s main entrance.

“The WellStar East Cobb Health Park is truly a one-stop-shop for all outpatient medical services,” said Joe Brywczynski, senior vice president of health parks administration.  “With the addition of the Outpatient Surgery Center, we will be better able to serve our community and bring them the leading service and exceptional experience they have grown to expect from WellStar.”

The 162,000 square-foot WellStar East Cobb Health Park opened in September of 2014, bringing primary and specialty physician offices together with comprehensive diagnostics, laboratory services, rehabilitation therapy, urgent care, a retail pharmacy, and now, an outpatient surgery center.

The Health Park’s physician mix includes family physicians, internal medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN services and specialists include cardiologists, pulmonologists, ENT, neurosurgery, pain management, chiropractic care, vascular surgery, general surgery, allergy/asthma, endocrinology, urology and orthopedics.  Rheumatology will be added in August.

The WellStar East Cobb Health Park Outpatient Surgery Center is open Monday through Friday and is located at 3747 Roswell Road NE, Marietta, Ga. Visit www.wellStar.org or call 770-956-STAR (7827) for more information.

 

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Classes to provide powerful tools for caregivers

More than 65 million people, or 29 percent of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved ones.

Cobb Senior Services staff will host the six week educational series “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” to help people care for themselves as they care for family members. Classes will be held 5:30-7 p.m. on Mondays from July 6 to Aug. 10, at East Cobb Senior Center.

Each class will focus on different aspects of caregiving including:

  • Reducing personal stress
  • Balancing life
  • Communicating feelings better
  • Reducing guilt, anger and depression
  • Making tough decisions
  • Setting goals and problem solving

The cost is $30 per person and each caregiver will receive a copy of “The Caregiver Help Book,” developed specifically for this class. Space is limited and payment is required at the time of registration. For more information, call 770-509-4900. East Cobb Senior Center is located at 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta.

 

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Evening with History: The History of Hartsfield Airport

On July 9, 2015, 7pm, enjoy an Evening with History: The History of Hartsfield Airport at Marietta Museum of History.

In 2003, Dale Hartsfield was the family spokesman for the Hartsfield family when the City of Atlanta renamed the airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The controversy prompted Dale to write What’s In a Name? Although not an author, he wanted to express his views and his perspective of the names of the world’s busiest airport.

Dale Hartsfield is a native of Atlanta growing up near the airport. He loves public speaking and teaching. His incredible storytelling is a learning experience combined with education, suspense and humor.

This event is FREE for Museum members and $5 for non-members. Mr. Hartsfield’s book will be available for purchase before and after the event.

For more information about this or other events at the Marietta Museum of History please call 770-794-5710 or visit www.MariettaHistory.org. Marietta Museum of History is located at One Depot Street, Marietta, GA 30060.

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EAST COBBER Frugal FunMom Field Trip of the Day: Family Movie Time!

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Monday Family Movie! Families with children of all ages are invited to Monday Family Movies. This week’s family movie is Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Feel free to bring snacks, dress in your PJs, and have fun! Children 9 and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Cost: Free

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, 30068

For more info: http://www.cobbcat.org/event/monday-family-movies-2/2015-07-13/

 

 

Did you do something fun and frugal today? Email cynthia@eastcobber.com. You could inspire our next field trip!

 

 

Photo of the Day

7.6.15

Happy birthday donuts for Ava Zegers.

 

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