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School bells ring Monday for Cobb County kids

8.30.12

Students at Dickerson Middle School. EAST COBBER file photo

School is back in session on Monday, August 4, for Cobb County students. For attendance zones, start times, bus routes and more, visit www.cobbk12.org. And remember, just 30 school days until Fall break, September 15-19.

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Are you ready for school to start or sad summer is over? Click “Chime In” to comment on our Facebook page, Facebook.com/EASTCOBBER. We’d love to hear from you!


*Facebook Friday Freebie! Enter to Win 2 Tickets to SafePath Good Eatin’ Great Cause Event

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This week’s Facebook Friday Freebie will have you eatin’ good for a GREAT cause! We are giving away 2 tickets to SafePath Good Eatin’ Great Cause Event to be held on August 14th at the Cobb Galleria. Enter to Win 2 Tickets to SafePath Good Eatin’ Great Cause Event and you’ll have a chance to eat, drink, and be merry for FREE!

The Freebie:

One lucky East Cobber will win 2 Tickets to SafePath Good Eatin’ Great Cause Event on August 14th at the Cobb Galleria.

SafePath’s Culinary Tour & Competition: Good Eatin’ Great Cause is one of Cobb’s finest and most prestigious culinary events benefiting the local non-profit Safepath.

Join host, Chef Alex Reethof, on August 14, 2014 at the Cobb Galleria Exhibit Hall for the 2014  SafePath Culinary Tour & Competition: Good Eatin’ Great Cause. Over 30 of Georgia’s favorite chefs will be serving their signature dish tapas style. In addition, local celebrity chefs will serve as mentors in a judged team cook-off competition. Be a part of an entertaining and energetic event with incredible food, great company, and an amazing “cooking related” auction.   A SafePath Culinary Tour & Competition: Good Eatin’ Great Cause is the perfect occasion for involving the community in the  well-being of our children — because it takes all of us to make a difference.

This event is a great opportunity to share with some of the community’s most influential citizens how they can positively impact children’s lives, not only today, but in the future For more information,  visit www.safepath.orgor call (770) 801-3469..

How to Enter:

Go to http://www.facebook.com/eastcobber, and provide a short answer to this: Are you ready for school to start back again? Winner will be chosen using Random.org. Check back on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/eastcobber after 9 pm to see if you’re a winner!

MORE RULES:

  •    You must be a follower of EAST COBBER to win. Click HERE

  •    You must “LIKE” EAST COBBER on Facebook. Click HERE

EXTRA CHANCES:

* One extra entry if you follow EAST COBBER on Twitter. Click HERE

* One extra entry if you share this giveaway on Facebook!

* Please leave a comment telling us how many entries you have! (1 for following and liking EAST COBBER, and 2 optional entries) That’s 3 more ways to win!

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Thanks to SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center for this week’s freebie!

736 Whitlock Ave.

Suite 600

Marietta, Ga. 30064

770-801-3469

www.safepath.org

https://www.facebook.com/safepath.advocacy

EAST COBBER Frugal FunMom Field Trip of the Day: Frozen Friday!

Barnes and Noble – Frozen Friday Storytime Join us for Frozen Friday: Cool off with Olaf! Wear a costume of your favorite character and enjoy sing-a-longs, crafts, and other activities.

Cost: FREE

Time: 7 PM

Where: 50 Barrett Pkwy Suite 3000 Bldg. 3, Marietta, GA

For more info: http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4718060

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

LOOK WHO’S SIGNED UP FOR THIS YEAR’S EAST COBBER PARADE

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On Saturday, September 13, the 19th Annual EAST COBBER Parade–the largest parade in Cobb County– will be held. East Cobb’s only community-wide event will feature marching bands, floats, clowns, and our great schools!

Every year, thousands of East Cobb residents participate in or watch the EAST COBBER parade as it makes its way down Johnson Ferry Road. Organizations, businesses, churches, schools and individuals build floats, decorate cars, dress in costumes, ride bikes, pull kids in wagons, play music and throw candy as we celebrate our great community! Look who’s signed up so far:

The Cub Scouts of Pack 744, out of East Side Elementary.
Abbadabba’s Cool Shoes
Arrow Exterminators
Board of Commissioners
Cactus Car Wash
Cobb County Board of Commissioners
Cobb County Public Library System
Cobb County Republican Party
Cub Scout Pack 770
Cub Scout Pack 795
Daniell Middle School & PTSA
Dodgen Middle School
East Cobb Civic Association
East Cobb Lions Club
Floria Izadi State Farm Agency
Friends for the East Cobb Park
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta -Chattahoochee Service Unit
Girl Scouts-Daisy Troop 14406, Timber Ridge Elementary School
Hightower Trail Middle School
Junior League of Cobb-Marietta
Lekotek
Lockheed ES Girl Scouts
Moohan Martial Arts
Mt. Bethel Christian Academy
Mt. Bethel UMC – Habitat Road Race
Mt. Bethel UMC Cub Scouts Pack 121
Pack 744
Pope Drama Club
Pope High School Chorus
Pope High School Drama Club
Pope High School PTSA
Pope High School Robotics
Rocky Mount Elementary
Rotary Club of East Cobb
School of Rock East Cobb
Simpson Middle School
Sparkles Family Fun Centers
Tritt Elementary School
Twilight Twirlers of Marietta

Don’t see your name on the list? Wanna be a part of this year’s EAST COBBER Parade?
Just click on the appropriate link below and complete and submit the application:

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 8, 2014. 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.

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LOOK WHO’S SIGNED UP FOR THE EAST COBBER FESTIVAL

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On Saturday, September 13, the 19th Annual EAST COBBER Parade–the largest parade in Cobb County– will be held.  East Cobb’s only community-wide event will feature marching bands, floats, clowns, and our great schools!  The EAST COBBER Festival will be held immediately following the EAST COBBER Parade from 11am to 3pm in the Fountains of Olde Towne shopping center parking lot.  The festival will offer arts and crafts vendors and local businesses a great way to introduce their products and services to an upscale audience.  The Festival will also allow non-profits, service clubs and PTAs an opportunity to raise funds and raise awareness for their organizations.  Look who’s signed up to be a part of the fun so far:

Allstate / The Forman Agency

Arrow Exterminators

Atlanta Swim Academy

Cactus Car Wash

Cheer Revolution Allstars

Cobb County Republican Party

Cobb County Republican Women’s Club

East Cobb Wellness Center

Earthwise Pet Supply

EngAGE Senior Advocacy

Enopi East Cobb

Floria Izadi State Farm Agency

Floss Dentistry for Children and Adolescents

Greek Tavern/Coco Bongos

Hopes designs

Innovative Orthodontics

Iron Tribe Fitness

Kona Ice

Marietta East Cobb Jazzercise

Museum of History & Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University

Pope High School Robotics

Safari Global Fashions

Stella & Dot

Susan Plenzick Fine Art

Tupperware

Water Walkers Ga

WokeUp Inc

Young Living Essential Oils

 

Don’t see your name on the list?  Wanna be a part of this year’s EAST COBBER Festival?  Better hurry because the Festival Exhibit Application deadline is August 8. Just click on the appropriate link below and complete and submit the application:

Click here to pay online

Click here to pay by mail

 

For more information, call the EAST COBBER office at 770-640-7070.

 

 

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Back to the books! Community Events August 1 – 7.

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Cobb County kids are heading back to class on Monday, August 4, to begin the 2014-15 school year.

 

The weather is HOT but it’s time for back to school cool. Though the kids are back in class, the fun won’t stop all around East Cobb. For even more to do, check out our online calendar HERE.

Every Tuesday and Saturday, Feeding Time at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Join a naturalist for an in-depth look at one of their resident animals as they are being fed. 4pm. Admission: $10 adults/ $7 seniors/ $6 children ages 3-12 and free for 2 and under and members. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055.

Trail Hikes, Every Saturday and Sunday. A docent guides you on a journey through the Chattahoochee Nature Center trails using biofacts and activities to spark you “natural” curiosity. 1pm. Admission: $10 adults/ $7 seniors/ $6 children ages 3-12 and free for 2 and under and members.. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055.

FREE Chess Matches every Saturday. Hone your chess skills with games every Saturday starting at 3pm, Cool Beans Coffee Roasters (31 Mill St. Marietta, GA 30060) in Marietta Square. There no cost to play, email iJapanesey@Gmail.com or visit www.MariettaChess.com for more information.

Every Wednesday, Wednesday Walks in the garden at Barrington Hall. Share in the garden’s history and learn some gardening tips for your own yard. 9:30-10:30am. Free. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info/reservations: 770-640-3855.

 

Every Saturday
Marietta Square Farmers Market. featuring products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, cheese and other items. 9am-12pm. Rain or shine. Now open all year. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.

Free Arts and Crafts. at Lakeshore Learning Materials. 11am-3pm. Ages 3 and up. Lakeshore Learning Store, 4287 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-578-3100 or www.lakeshorelearning.com.

 

August 1
Men of Motown features hits from the biggest and brightest of the Motown sound such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, and many many more. Fridays: 8pm; Saturdays: 8pm; Sundays: 3pm. $20/Individual; $15/Seniors. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org.

First Friday Art Walk, a free, self-guided tour of historic Marietta Square’s eclectic art scene. Art galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants and boutiques hosting artists within their businesses will display an Art Walk banner in their window. Maps available at each participating location and at the Marietta Welcome Center. 5-9pm, rain or shine. Historic Marietta Square. More info: www.artwalkmarietta.com.

The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan runs July 18 – August 2, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 3 PM. Out of Box Theatre is located in the Artisan Resource Center at 585 Cobb Pkwy S, Marietta, 30060. Tickets are $20-$25 and can be purchased online at www.outofboxtheatre.com or by calling 678-653-4605. This production is not for children. The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan includes strong adult language and situations and does not include Kathy Rigby.

 

August 2
Into the Woods presented by Academy Theatre at Compass is a mashup of the Brothers Grimm tales and is filled with music, mystery, and adventure while each character goes into the woods to pursue their wish! Thursday-Friday: 7:00pm. Saturday: 2:00pm & 7:00pm. Tickets: $12. The Art Place-Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta. More info: www.atcwoodstock.com/intothewoods.

Cobb Library End of Summer Reading Celebration. The “Among the Stars” end of summer reading celebration will be held 5-7 p.m. at Switzer Library. The library will be transformed into a spacecraft, creating a setting for family-friendly fun, music, storytelling, games and food trucks.

Roswell Riverside Sounds: Sonia Leigh presented by the City of Roswell. 7-9pm. Free. Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell. More info: 770-641-3705 or www.roswellriversidesounds.com.

 

 

August 3
Men of Motown features hits from the biggest and brightest of the Motown sound such as The Temptations, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, and many many more. Fridays: 8pm; Saturdays: 8pm; Sundays: 3pm. $20/Individual; $15/Seniors. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info/tickets: 770-293-0080 or www.earlsmithstrand.org.

 

August 4
Cobb County Schools are back in session. Welcome back students.

 

August 7
READing Paws. This one-on-one program is designed to promote confidence and to encourage independent reading skills. Recommended for grades 1-5. Registration required. 3:30-4:30pm. East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 510-B, Marietta. More info: 770-509-2730 or www.readingpaws.org.

 

Do you know of an event happening around East Cobb? Email the details to events@eastcobber.com. Include “Event Listing” in the subject line. Stay on top of all the local fun and festivities when you “Like” us on Facebook at Facebook.com/EASTCOBBER.

 

 

Braves ballpark builders to hold meeting on bidding opportunities

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Anyone interested in an opportunity to be a part of building the new Atlanta Braves ballpark is invited to join American Builders 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. on August 11 at Riverside EpiCenter in Austell. At that meeting, interested parties will receive information on bidding opportunities for the project, learn more about American Builders 2017 and hear an overview of the project. RSVP at www.americanbuilders2017.com.

(Reprinted from the Marietta Daily Journal. Written by MDJ staff, July 30, 2014. View the original article HERE.)

 

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If you are not advertising in the EAST COBBER, you’re missing a great opportunity to promote your business:

  • Exceptional market  – we serve all of East Cobb County
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  • Print advertisers receive a free ad in our online edition
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Call 770-640-7070 today to place your ad!

 

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Vascular Surgical Associates opens location in East Cobb

 

Vascular Surgical Associates, P.C. and Vein Specialists of Northwest Georgia proudly announces the addition their newest location in the East Cobb Wellstar Health Park. The address of the new location is 3747 Roswell Road NE, Marietta, GA 30062. The practice welcomes the public to visit the new office on October 10 from 3-5pm for an Open House/Meet and Greet. During this time we will also be offering a free vascular screening. Call today for your appointment 678-626-5420.

Vascular Surgical Associates is a large vascular surgical practice with 10 Board Certified Vascular Surgeons and 8 Physicians Assistants. They currently have 8 locations in the Northwest Georgia area. Locations include, Austell, Canton, Douglasville, East Cobb, Hiram, Woodstock and two locations in Marietta. Please visit their website for more information at www.vascularsurgical.com

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Kindergarten, First Grade Ride Along this Friday

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Cobb County Kindergarten and First Grade students along with their parents are invited to ride the bus on Friday morning, August 1, 2014, as a practice run. Buses will run at regular scheduled morning pick up times and parents and students should be at the bus stop at least 5 minutes early. Due to limited space, we ask that you limit the number of additional family members riding. Only school-age children are allowed to ride as our regular buses are not equipped with car seats. The bus will follow the planned route to school, then return back to the bus stop. Passengers will remain on the bus for the duration.

For more information visit the Cobb County website at www.cobbk12.org.

 

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