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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.

Seeking East Cobb crafters and artists

 

Cobb County Extension office would like to invite local artisans and crafters to sell your wares at their artist’s market on Saturday, October 17, 2015, 8am-3pm.

The rental space is $25.00 to sell your crafts (i.e. jewelry, pottery, quilts, bird houses and other handmade items.) One table and 2 chairs will be provided. You may provide your own shade. Canopy’s should be 10 x10 or smaller. T

The craft fair will be held in the Cobb County Extension parking lot at 678 South Cobb Dr. Marietta GA 30060, 8am-3pm. To reserve a space send cash or check payable to Cobb 4-H Club. Sign up by September 30, 2015. Spaces are limited. To request a vendor application or if you have any questions call 770528-4070 or email Leah Wilson at: leah.wilson@cobbcounty.org.

 

 

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Reduced millage rate approved

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On Wednesday, the Cobb County Board of Commissioners approved a reduced millage rate for 2015.

The millage went from 7.32 to 7.12, which is a 2.7 percent decrease, from the 2014 rate for the general fund.  A mill is one dollar of tax for every $1,000 of assessed property value.

The millage rate for the Cumberland Special Service District was also reduced by .10.  Rates for debt and fire funds will remain the same. To end the fiscal year with a reduced millage rate is a positive sign.

A large thank you goes to Team Cobb for their hard work. As a result, the Board of Commissioners remain as enthusiastic as ever about the County’s momentum and future.

 

 

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List your event with the EAST COBBER

 

Do you have an upcoming event taking place? The editorial staff at EAST COBBER is happy to consider your event submission for our print publication and/or to post online. Send a brief description of the event along with the date, time and location to calendar@eastcobber.com. Entries must be received by the 15th of the month for events taking place the following month. For example if your event takes place in May your submission must be received by April 15.

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Celebrate Horticulture Awareness Week with free activities

 

Celebrate UGA Cobb County Extension’s Family Fun Day Saturday, Aug. 1, at Green Meadows Preserve. This fun family event is the finale of Horticulture/Agriculture Awareness Week. District One Commissioner Bob Weatherford will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Start off the day with the 8 a.m.tour of the Blue Bird Habitat Trail, followed by fun activities and outdoor classes at 10 a.m. Visit the community garden, orchard, period garden and the Cherokee garden. You can also visit the bee hives, see the frog jump and try edible insects. Bring the whole family and your picnic lunch. There will be a corn roast, watermelon stand and food trucks. Green Meadows Preserve is located at 3780 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs.

Other activities for Horticulture Week, July 27-Aug. 1, are scheduled at the Cobb Water Training Lab, 662 South Cobb Drive, Marietta.

  • Supporting our Pollinators
    Noon-1 p.m., Monday, July 27
  • Dahlias!
    Noon-1 p.m., Wednesday, July 29
  • Planning the Fall Vegetable Garden
    Noon-1 p.m., Friday, July 31

You can also stop by the UGA Extension office any time from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., MondayFriday, to pick up research-based information about lawn, garden and landscape care and conserving our natural resources. The office is located on the second floor of 678 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. For more information, call 770-528-4070.

 

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Fishing Rodeo at Lost Mountain Park this Saturday

 

Cobb PARKS’ Natural Resource Management unit staff will host the Annual Fishing Rodeo 9-11 a.m., Saturday, July 25, at Lost Mountain Park. Four age divisions will be offered: 3–6, 7–9, 10–12 and 13–16. Trophies will be awarded for the most fish caught in each age group as well as the five biggest fish overall. The event is free, so grab your fishing pole and join us for a morning of fishing and fun.

For more information, contact John Purcell at 770-528-8825 or john.purcell@cobbcounty.org.

 

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See Almost Heaven, John Denver’s America at the CNC

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton’s only professional theatre company, is excited to be partnering with the Chattahoochee Nature Center as it brings back the wildly popular GET production of Almost Heaven, John Denver’s America for a very limited run.  Performances will run Thursdays through Saturdays from July 23rd through August 8th of 2015 at the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Ben Brady Pavilion, 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell, GA  30075.

Almost Heaven, John Denver’s America debuted at the Georgia Ensemble Theatre in the Fall of 2013, and proved to be the best selling season opener in the Theatre’s history.  Under the direction of GET Artistic Director Robert J. Farley, and featuring the original GET castof extraordinarily talented actor/musicians, the musical celebrates the work of America’s beloved open-hearted troubadour, John Denver.  His songs make up much of the soundscape of the 60s and 70s, with their honesty, passion, and love of nature and mankind.  Featured songs include “Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” “Annie’s Song,” “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” and many more.

Now Georgia Ensemble Theatre partners with the Chattahoochee Nature Center in remounting a concert version of this popular show in the beautiful outdoor venue which perfectly celebrates Denver’s love of all things nature.  In addition to the show, audience members will have the opportunity to enjoy all of the amenities of the Nature Center, bring a picnic to dine on site, or order from a catered menu from Talk of the Town with meals available for pickup at the event.  There will also be a cash bar available before and during the show.  Patrons may reserve seating either at a table under the Pavilion, or enjoy lawn seating under the stars.  The Center will open at 6:30pm on performance nights for ticketed patrons to enjoy the exhibits and grounds, with show time starting at 8:00pm.

Artistic Director Bob Farley said of this encore production, “I have had so many requests from patrons over the past year and a half to bring this wonderful music back to Georgia Ensemble Theatre. I wanted to do the show, the performing artists wanted to do the show. All we needed was a space where we could perform and in an environment where an eager audience would join us. Through the generosity of the Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) staff and Chris Nelson, Executive Director, we were able to get together as good friends and form a great partnership in a perfect environment. The team of GET & the CNC makes for a perfect match … the beauty and serenity of the Chattahoochee Nature Center and all that it has to offer blended perfectly with the exquisite experience of a summer evening with John Denver’s music performed by the perfect Georgia Ensemble Theatre cast.”

Chris Nelson, Executive Director of the Chattahoochee Nature Center adds, “We are delighted to partner with Georgia Ensemble Theatre. This is an opportunity for two non-profits to participate together in a project that broadens our audience. This will provide a wonderful cultural experience in Roswell at a beautiful natural setting on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.”

Tickets are $15 per person for lawn seating, and $30 for reserved table seating under the Pavilion.  Seating is limited, so advance reservations are strongly encouraged.  Tickets are on sale now at www.get.org or by calling the Theatre at 770-641-1260.  Details with FAQs and catering order information are available on the website as well.

Sponsors at presstime include the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta’s “A Place to Perform” Grant and The Mimms Company.

The Cast: Almost Heaven, John Denver’s America features the amazing ensemble of Dolph Amick, Mary Nye Bennett, Christopher Damiano, Scott DePoy and Jeremy Wood.  Artistic Director Robert Farley is director of the production.

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Hazardous Waste Amnesty Day for residential water customers

Cobb Water System residential customers are invited to a Household Hazardous Waste Amnesty Day 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, July 25, at Jim Miller Park. Accepted (in limited quantities) will be: paint, mercury-containing devices, fluorescent tube bulbs, lawn care products, auto fluids, auto batteries, cleaners, oxidizers, flammables, cooking oil and chlorinated solvents.

No commercial customers permitted. Online pre-registration is required and the pre-registration deadline is Saturday, July 18. Since this is a new Keep Cobb Beautiful program with limited private funding, pre-registration may close prior to the deadline, so register early.

Log in to Cobb Water System account to access the registration form at waterpayment.cobbcounty.org/CWA/p_template. Miller Park is located at 2245 Calloway Road SW, Marietta. For more information, contact KCB at 770-528-1135 or keepcobbbeautiful@cobbcounty.org.

 

 

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Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia Monthly Meeting

 

For the July 2015 monthly meeting Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia member Chris Schleier will be discussing scanner technology and the ways it may be applied to genealogy research and documentation. For genealogists, scanning documents, book pages, and even personal notes has become an important tool in genealogical research.  Chris will be discussing various scanning devices, techniques, and digital formats best suited for genealogists.  Come join us for this must see program.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 7-8pm at Cobb County Switzer Library, formerly Central Library, 266 Roswell St., Marietta, GA 30060. The event is free and open to the public.

 

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Novelis recycling event July 18

 

Novelis will host a recycling event 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at 1950 Vaughn Road, Kennesaw.  Acceptable items include old tools, washers, dryers, refrigerators, desktop and laptop computers, batteries, automobiles, printers and more. Click here for the complete list.

 

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Calling All Photography Enthusiasts!

 

Each year, the Metro Water District sponsors a photography contest to highlight the need to protect our shared water resources.  Metro Atlanta is home to many beautiful water features including Lake Lanier, Allatoona Lake and the Chattahoochee, Flint, Yellow and Etowah Rivers. These lakes and rivers provide metro Atlantans with more
than just recreational and photo opportunities; they also serve as valuable resources for our region’s water supply. Winning photographs will receive a cash prize and will be included in the 2016 Water Reflections Calendar. Click here for complete contest rules and information.

 

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