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East Cobbers love their homes and gardens. The EAST COBBER home and garden blog features awesome home and garden happenings, ideas, deals and tips to improve your living environment. Do you have an idea for the H&G blog? Email submissions and photos to hg@eastcobber.com.

Mark your calender for the Princeton Lakes Neighborhood Garage Sale

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The Princeton Lakes Neighborhood Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, September 27, 9am-2pm. More than 20 families will participate in the sale.

Princeton Lakes Neighborhood is located near the intersection of Johnson Ferry and Roswell Road in East Cobb. Items for sale include tons of antiques, collectibles, baby/kids items, baby/kids toys, baby/kids clothes, baby/kids furniture & accessories, desks, bedroom/living room furniture, home accessories, framed artwork, household items, adult clothing, shoes/purses, holiday decor, books, small appliances, kitchen stuff, home fixtures, rugs, sports/outdoor/beach items, and much, much more.

Trampoline, kids playhouse, Pottery Barn Furniture, Beatles Posters, Air Hockey Table, Elliptical, freezer, trundle bed, dresser, leather sofa, Storehouse chair and ottoman, and so much more.

Maps will be at the entrances the day of the sale – Princeton Lakes Drive and Karls Gate Drive, Marietta, GA 30068 or Karls Gate Drive and Little Willeo, Marietta, GA 30068 – to get a map of all of the homes participating. Shoppers can also look for balloons and signs on the individual homes involved.

 

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Calling all gardeners: Time to get ready for Fall

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A free class on “Fall Landscaping Activities” will take place 6:30- 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Cobb County Extension office in Marietta. Cobb County Extension Horticulture Agent Neil Tarver will teach about fall planting, pruning, lawn care and soil building. The office is located at 678 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. Call 770-528-4070 for more information.

 

3 days until the BIG DAY! Fast facts: EAST COBBER Parade & Festival

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Do you know when the first EAST COBBER Parade and Festival was held?
 
November 1995 at Merchant’s Walk in front of what’s now Chipolte.

Were you there?

 

Visit our 2014 Parade & Festival Guide for all you need to know about this year’s event!

Don’t miss the EAST COBBER Parade & Festival on Saturday, September 13! For Parade and Festival details click HERE!

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Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia to meet Sept. 23

The September 2014 meeting the Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia will be held on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7-8pm, at First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church Street, Marietta, Georgia 30060. The featured presentation will be by Karen Molohon on the subject of “Oh, The Places Where Our Ancestors Have Been – Where Did They Go?”

Karen will discuss how mapping our ancestor’s migration may explain their disappearance or reappearance discovered during genealogy research. She will discuss how to tailor and use migration maps to enhance genealogy research, about the U.S. migration patterns, and how the Census Enumeration districts help genealogy research.

Karen Molohon has been involved in genealogy research for more than 30 years. She teaches family history courses, specializing in getting started with researching and organizing genealogy research, census records, and migration mapping. Karen is a member of the Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia.

For more information visit http://www.cobbgagensoc.org/ or email ccgs@cobbgagensoc.org.

 

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Save water through barrel workshop

A rain barrel is a rainwater harvesting system that is connected to a downspout from a house or building. By collecting rainwater, one can save energy, water, and money. Rain barrels also help reduce erosion and storm water runoff and increase water quality. 

Come learn how to make a rain barrel and take it home with you at this free workshop noon-1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the Cobb County Water System Water Quality Laboratory Training Center. It is located at 662 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. Limit one barrel per household, Cobb County residents only. Space is limited. 
Register online here.

 

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Help with cleaning out your desk and closet

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Residents have the opportunity to have their household documents securely shredded and donate gently-worn shoes to help people in need. Keep Cobb Beautiful will host a free Document Shredding Day and Shoe Collection 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Sept. 13.

The event will be held at Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta. Only paper products will be accepted. Plastics, CDs, floppy discs, electronics, cardboard and large binders with metal rings or clips will not be accepted. People are also asked to bind or tape shoes in pairs. For more information, call 770-528-1135.

 

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Fall is for Planting at Pike Nursery

 

On Saturday, September 6 at 9am, let Pike’s experts help you have a gorgeous garden year-round. Attend this FREE class to learn the best gardening practices for fall.

Class held at Pike Nursery locations. Visit Pike Nurseries in East Cobb at 1875 Roswell Road or 2900 Johnson Ferry Road or online at www.pikenursery.com.

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Keep Cobb Beautiful and give back

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On Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon, Piedmont Church will host Keep Cobb Beautiful’s free document shredding and shoe collection event. Household documents will be securely shredded on site at no cost. Gently-worn shoes will be collected and donated to people in need. Please bind or tape shoes in pairs. Only paper products will be shredded. 

The following items are NOT acceptable: plastics, CDs, floppy discs, electronics, cardboard and large binders with metal rings or clips. 

The church is located at 570 Piedmont Road in Marietta.

Barbara Purdy Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Provides Personal Touch to Real Estate Search

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Buying and selling a home is one of life’s biggest decisions. In today’s competitive market, it takes more than desire to  successfully navigate a real estate transaction. It takes an intimate knowledge of the financial and personal aspects of the buying and selling process.

East Cobb Realtor Barbara Purdy has been on both sides of the closing table. When relocating to East Cobb from England  two and a half years ago, Purdy used her knowledge of real estate to secure the ideal home for herself, her husband and their three teenage sons.

An associate with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, Barbara Purdy understands what it’s like to search for a home in and around East Cobb. The need for good schools, good neighborhoods and an ideal commute  time are top priorities for local buyers.

“The right location is crucial,” believes Purdy. Purdy credits East Cobb’s wealth of friendly neighborhoods, excellent schools, local amenities and burgeoning restaurant scene with attracting residents, including her family. As a Realtor with BHHS Georgia Properties, Purdy has access to the latest technology to aide in home buying and selling, including a mobile app to search for homes on the market. Purdy and her team market homes for top dollar and assist clients in finding the right home for their family.

“A qualified real estate agent is essential in buying and selling a home, for the information they can provide the client,” said Purdy.

To contact Barbara Purdy about buying or selling a home, email Barbara.purdy@bhhsga.com or call 404-662-6137.
(Paid advertisement. Reprinted from the August 2014 issue of EAST COBBER.) 
 

 

 

East Cobb Civic Association meets Wednesday

The East Cobb Civic Association meets Wednesday, August 27 at 7pm. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. For more information, visit eastcobb.net.

The East Cobb Civic Association brings individual homeowners and associations together to promote and maintain the community, lifestyle and camaraderie we moved to East Cobb to enjoy.

The ECCA Board and members influence the Cobb County government’s decisions, initiatives, and zoning and variance rulings that impact East Cobb communities. Through their participation, ECCA members are kept aware of important votes, meetings and issues, and are encouraged to be active in voicing their support or concerns.

General membership meetings are held the last Wednesday of each month, except for November and December, which are combined as a special planning meeting scheduled for December 3, 2014. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held at the East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, unless otherwise noted.

 

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