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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.

Sunday Funday Halloween Celebration at East Cobb Park!

 

Get out your costumes and get ready for some East Cobb Family Fun at Sunday Funday at East Cobb Park on Sunday, October 26, 3-6pm!

Come in costume and enjoy music by The Loose Shoes Band, food from Zaxby’s, games, inflatables, face painting, jumpies and more! Costume contest begins at 5pm. Categories include: Scariest, Funniest, Most Imaginative and Best Dog Costume.

Sponsored by Dorsey Alston Realtors, Pro Martial Arts, WellStar Health System and Zaxby’s Marietta will be on-site. Overflow parking will be available at the new WellStar facility on Roswell Road with shuttle service to the park.

For your own safety, as well as the safety of others, please don’t park along Roswell Road.

 

8 Easy Ways to Decorate Pumpkins

Festive party decorations, these flower/pumpkin combinations add a happy touch.

 

Searching for some inspiration for your Fall decor? Check out these ideas from Southern Living and go beyond the jack-o-lantern.

(Source: SouthernLiving.com

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Register for Tuesday’s Gun Safety Seminar

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There are many reasons citizens own firearms. Those reasons vary from individual to individual. Some may own them for the purpose of home or self defense while others may hunt, participate in organized sport shooting events or merely enjoy recreational shooting. Regardless of an individual’s reason for owning a firearm, the fact remains that education in gun safety is critical.

Gun ownership is a great responsibility that falls on the shoulders of all of those who choose to own a firearm either in their home or place of business. The Cobb County Police Department in partnership with Cobb County School District Department of Public Safety will be hosting a “Gun Safety Seminar” at Lassiter High School.
In this seminar, you will learn about gun safety and the updated Georgia carry laws. Guest speaker will be Sgt. Wayne Delk, Cobb County Police Department Weapons Training Unit. Please plan to attend this informative seminar which will be held on October 21st, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lassiter High School auditorium. Attendance will be free of charge but will have limited seating. Please R.S.V.P Sgt. Craig Dong at craig.dong@cobbcounty.org or call 770-499-3971 to reserve your seats.

Create Holiday Crafts at Smith-Gilbert Gardens

 

Learn to make Homemade Holiday Gifts in a jar at Smith-Gilbert Gardens on Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 10am-noon.

Cindee Sweda, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, will share some excellent advice on how to make yummy home-made gifts in a jar based on apples and peaches. Each participant will go home with a jar of yumminess.

Participation fee is $15 for SGG Members, $20 Non-members. Registration is required. A late registration fee of $5 applies after 10/27.

To register, call 770-919-0248 or visit smithgilbertgardens.com. Smith-Gilbert Gardens is located at 2382 Pine Mountain Road in Kennesaw.

 

 

Genealogy Society of Cobb County to meet October 28

The October monthly meeting of the Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia will be held on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 7-8pm at First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church Street, Marietta, Georgia 30060.

For the October 2014 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.

Attendance is FREE and open to the public.

 

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The Fall Atlanta Home Show is this weekend, Oct 10-12

Due to the popularity of the North Atlanta Home Show, a second Home Show has been added at the Gwinnett Center. The all new Fall North Atlanta Home Show will be October 10-12 at the Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, Georgia 30097.

More than 150 companies will be displaying the latest in home improvement products and services. Check out what’s new this Fall. For a list of participants, ticketing information and admission discounts, click HERE.

For full details go to www.AtlantaHomeShow.com.

 

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Volunteers are needed for Saturday’s Mabry Park Preview

Mabry Park Preview Day will be 9 a.m. – noon, Saturday, Oct. 11. Enjoy a walking tour of the property and learn more about this park. Volunteers are needed for the upcoming park preview. Please email contact@mabrypark.org if you can help out for 1 to 4 hours.

Park at Wesley Chapel UMC, 4495 Sandy Plains Road and take the shuttle to the park.

To learn how to become a part of District 3’s newest passive park, visit www.MabryPark.org and to remain updated and sign up for their monthly newsletter.

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Mabry Park Preview is this Saturday

Mabry Park Preview Day will be 9 a.m. – noon, Saturday, Oct. 11. Enjoy a walking tour of the property and learn more about this park.

Park at Wesley Chapel UMC, 4495 Sandy Plains Road and take the shuttle to the park.

To learn how to become a part of District 3’s newest passive park, visit www.MabryPark.org and to remain updated and sign up for their monthly newsletter.

 

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Top Five Creepiest Backyard Pests: Are they crawling around your home?

Brown recluse spider.
Photo courtesy desertusa.com.

Vampires, ghosts, goblins and witches are usually recognized as the scariest creatures creeping around on Halloween. While these horrors are just make believe, there are actually some very real terrors that might be lurking in your own backyard. With Halloween season just around the corner, Arrow Exterminators has prepared a list of the top five creepiest, crawliest, scariest pests guaranteed to send chills down anyone’s spine.

“Halloween is the perfect time of year to think about some of the scariest pests out there – which may be someone’s worst nightmare,” said Charlie Jones, Arrow pest expert. “While many may have heard the “horror stories” about these pests, most may not fully understand the very real dangers these creepy creatures pose.”

Flesh Flies: Flesh flies are most often found breeding in and feeding on decaying material or feces but some species will actually lay their eggs in the open wounds of mammals – including humans, hence the name flesh flies. A typically meal consists of decaying flesh, dead insects, excrement, crabs, snails and spiders.

Bats: Historically associated with vampires, only one species of this creepy flier actually feeds off of blood. While there is very little danger of encountering one of these vampire bats, other species can be quite scary if they invade your home. They can also transmit several diseases including rabies.

Earwigs: The name earwig literally means “ear creature” and is derived from the ancient superstition that these pests would crawl into ears and bore holes into the brain. While this may not be true, these creepy pests do have scary, claw-like forceps on their abdomen. They use them as weapons for protection and for capturing prey.

Brown Recluse Spiders: Who isn’t “creeped out” after walking into a spider web? While most spiders are actually beneficial, feeding on other insects, there are some scary crawlers to avoid including the Brown Recluse. These spiders are nocturnal and while they usually feed on cockroaches and crickets, they will bite humans if they feel threatened. This bite can create a “volcano lesion” or a large, damaged hole in the flesh. In extreme cases, severe itching, nausea, vomiting, fever and muscle pain can also occur.

Bed Bugs: Vampires might not be running around biting humans for their blood, but one notorious pest certainly is – Bed bugs! The size of an apple seed, these bloodsuckers typically come out at night to feed on their unsuspecting victims. Bed bugs do not spread disease but they may leave behind itchy, painful welts on their victims. If left untreated, bed bugs can be a recurring nightmare since they can live for more than a year without food and survive a wide range of extreme temperatures.

Arrow protects homes from infestations with the STEPS® Total Protection System, an industry-leading approach that utilizes Integrated Pest Management. STEPS includes a full home and property evaluation to pinpoint pest control issues; identification of not only the pest, but the true cause of the problem; and treatment in the most environmentally responsible way to alleviate current issues and to help prevent future recurrences. Consumers interested in protecting their homes from pests may obtain additional information at www.arrowexterminators.com. Additionally, consumers can contact Arrow for a whole-home evaluation at 1-888-462-7769.

 

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Mental Attitude: Gardens Can Calm People with Dementia

A review of 17 previous studies has found that gardening tasks — such as watering plants or sitting or strolling in a garden — can help sooth anxiety in some dementia patients. Experts say the findings are encouraging, and ongoing research into the potential calming power of outdoor space continues…

(Source: HealthQuest Chiropractic via Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, July 2014)

 

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