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It’s National Pancake Day! Treat yourself to a fluffy stack!



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Celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP in East Cobb!


Celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP in East Cobb on Tuesday, March 3, 2015!

During National Pancake Day, the company’s largest philanthropic event of the year, more than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across the country will invite guests to enjoy a complimentary stack of IHOP’s signature delicious buttermilk pancakes from 7 am to 10 pm.

Guests are encouraged to make a voluntary contribution to their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Suggested contribution minimum is what they would have paid for the pancakes – or $5. Guests who make a $5 donation will receive a coupon good for $5 off their next visit.

IHOP will also host its annual Miracle Balloon campaign starting on February 1, 2015 and continue leading up to National Pancake Day. One hundred percent of the donations will help local charities provide vital equipment, life-saving procedures and critical care for sick and injured children.

For more information on National Pancake Day, or to learn about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and make an online donation, visit

Located at 3130 Johnson Ferry Rd., IHOP is open for business from 7:00 a.m.–10 p.m. on Sunday-Thursday and 7:00  a.m.-12:00 midnight on Friday-Saturday.

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Greyhound Nation Celebration is March 7


Don’t miss the Greyhound Nation Celebration, Luck ‘O the Greyhound, on Saturday, March 7, benefitting the Pope High School community and sponsored by the Pope High School Foundation.

The evening begins at 6:30pm. Tickets begin at $30 per person. Luck ‘O the Greyhound will be held at Keegan’s, 4401 Shallowford Road, Roswell. More info: Please note this is an Adults Only Event.


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East Cobb “Millionaire” Author Dies in Crash


Reprinted from the AJC. Written by Ariel Hart / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The author of a blockbuster book series on the habits of millionaires was killed in a car crash Saturday afternoon near his home in Marietta, according to his family and Cobb County police.

Thomas J. Stanley, who was 71, used research to smash the stereotype that being wealthy meant looking wealthy. On the contrary, his works said: Self-made millionaires — the real deal, not the wannabes — are much more likely to be frugal and spurn spending for show.

As for the people showing off the bling? “It’s the neurotic middle-class,” he said in a 1991 interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Or the millionaires’ children.

Stanley was a marketing professor at Georgia State University, a public speaker and consultant on selling to the rich. Before his 1996 breakout hit “The Millionaire Next Door,” his theories were gaining publicity, and he and his wife, Janet, figured the book, his fourth, would do well. “We had no idea,” she said.

The book got him on Oprah. It and a sequel “The Millionaire Mind” spent a collective 170-plus weeks on The New York Times’ best-seller list.

They did buy a bigger house. But they stayed in the same neighborhood and didn’t change the fundamentals of their lifestyle, said Janet Stanley. “The reason we only [moved] a mile away was to keep the friends we made,” she said.

Thomas Stanley was born in 1944 in the Bronx, where his father drove a subway car and his mother was a homemaker and secretary. He went to college in Connecticut, and did graduate work at the University of Tennessee, where he met Janet. He got his doctorate at the University of Georgia, and eventually moved to the Atlanta area to teach at Georgia State University, and remained here.

“He liked the fact that it was a big city for the South,” Janet Stanley said. “He liked the people. He liked the terrain, being near the mountains, being near the ocean, the Chattahoochee.”

He also loved cars. As a young man, he worked summers at a Chevrolet dealership while in school. In 2012, he bought his own Corvette. He was driving it Saturday afternoon when he slowed down on Paper Mill Road prior to turning left toward Atlanta Country Club Drive. According to Cobb police, an Acura MDX traveling behind him cut around him to the left, into the opposing traffic lane. As Stanley turned left, police said, the Acura, driven by Jeffrey Fettig of Marietta, slammed into Stanley’s left side. Charges will likely be filed, police said. Attempts to reach Fettig on Sunday were unsuccessful.

Of all his successes, Janet Stanley said, the one that brought her husband the most pride was probably his children and grandchildren.

Their son, Brad, works in insurance. Their daughter, Sarah Fallaw, is an industrial psychologist, and recently left her job to work with her father on a new survey for an updated Millionaire book. It has been many years, after all, and a new Gilded Age is taking hold, with a whole new generation of attitudes toward wealth.

Fallaw said she would continue the work. “We certainly will,” she said. “The survey is being packaged up and sent out.”

Service arrangements will be made at Sandy Springs Chapel on Mount Vernon Highway.

AJC reporter Mike Morris contributed to this story.View the original article at 


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See Disney’s High School Musical, Jr. at Simpson Middle Wednesday



Due to rescheduling from last week’s weather issues, Simpson Middle School Drama Club will present Disney’s High School Musical Jr, this Wednesday March 4 at 7pm. Tickets are only $8 adults and $5 students and teachers at the door. Be sure to purchase a rose or write fan mail to your favorite stars. Concessions available.

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Advertise with EAST COBBER – March 15 is the Deadline for our April issue



Start the new year off on the right advertising foot! 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
  • Wide audience appeal – lively, fact-based, locally-focused reporting
  • Print advertisers receive a free ad in our online edition
  • Free copies to distribute from your place of business
  • Great value

Call 770-640-7070 today to place your ad!


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Sprayberry Superhero 5K is March 7

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Sprayberry High School is pleased to announce that the Leadership class is putting on a Superhero 5K run to raise money for Relay for Life. The race will take place at Sprayberry on Saturday March 7th  and there will be a costume contest for the best dressed Superheroes. Timing and scoring will be officially run by the Tortoise and Hare Racing Group. Registration is online at this site:


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Register for the Regional Summit on Aging March 5


More of us are living longer than ever before. This creates unique challenges and opportunities for the Atlanta region. Metro Atlanta ranks worst in the country for transportation options for older adults. Wait lists for affordable housing and services continue to grow. Increasingly stressed caregivers are struggling to find the supports and services they need.

Come share your ideas for solutions, learn what others are doing and celebrate efforts that are making a difference! The region’s future depends on you. The time to act is now!

Attend the Regional Summit on Aging on Thursday, March 5, 9am-5pm. The Workshop will be held from 9am-3pm with a reception and special presentation of The CommUnity Hero Award Hosted by WellCare to conclude at 5pm. The day’s events will be held at the Loudermilk Center for the Regional Community, 40 Courtland Street, NE | Atlanta, GA 30303.

To RSVP to attend, CLICK HERE.


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East Cobb Precinct #4 Pens meeting


The next PENS meeting for East Cobb’s Precinct 4 will be on Tuesday, March 3, 7pm. Attend to receive the regular update from Criminal Investigations Pct 4 on current crime trends, recent arrest updates and crime prevention.  This is also a great networking opportunity for the homeowner associations and businesses in the East Cobb area to share crime and safety ideas.

With the current events involving the unfortunate deaths of Bud and June Runion of East Cobb, a detailed discussion will be held on prevention tips regarding online sites including Craig’s List. In addition, organizers will also introduce their partnership with, Attendees will also be introduced to new CIU Commander, Lieutenant Brian Kitchens.

The meeting will be held in the A, B, and C conference rooms at the East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Rd. Marietta GA 30067.

For directions call Teresa Hayes at 770-499-3962 or 770-499-4184. If your subdivision is able to donate refreshments for the meeting please have your PENS Rep email or call to volunteer.

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Consignment Sales Scheduled for this Spring

Mt. Bethel Spring/Summer Consignment and Baked Goods Sale. More than 400 sellers consign toys, books, bikes, children’s furniture, sporting goods, spring and summer clothing, shoes and gear for  babies, kids, juniors, and expecting mothers. There will also be a boutique section for upscale brands, custom-made and smocked clothing. All proceeds go to support local and global missions to benefit families and children of all ages. Friday: 9am-7pm (No children or strollers allowed on sales floor on Friday until 12pm. Nursery available from 8:30am to 12pm. Babies in slings/front or back packs allowed anytime). Saturday: 9am-12pm (all items 30% off). Mt.Bethel UMC, 4385 Lower Roswell Road,  Marietta. More info: MBCCSale@gmail.comor

Semi-Annual Children’s Consignment Sale hosted by the Roswell United Methodist Church Preschool and Kindergarten (RUMCK). Three overflowing rooms with 200 consignors and great prices on gently worn spring and summer children’s clothing and accessories (newborn size 14), as well as maternity clothing, baby equipment, nursery décor, play sets and much more. Donated items will be given to the FosterCare Support Foundation. Friday: 9am-2pm (no strollers before noon). Saturday: 8am-12pm (select items ½ price). Roswell UMC, in the Fellowship Hall, Building B, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell. More info: 770-993-6218 or

NOWAMOM Kids Consignment Sale sponsored by Northwest Atlanta Moms of Multiples  (NOWAMOM). Everything you need for your family from tots to tweens! Strollers welcome! Electronic tagging, so a much faster checkout! 9am-2pm at Sandy Plains Baptist Church, 2825 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta. More info: email or visit our Facebook page, NOWAMOM KIDS CONSIGNMENT SALE.

MARCH 20-21
All 4 Kids Consignment Sale with 400 sellers. Bring a laundry basket with along belt or rope tied to it to help carry all of your goodies while you shop as no baskets are provided. Adults who donate $5 cash for Missions will be given early admittance on opening morning. Friday: 9:30am-8pm. Saturday: 9am-1pm. Many items half off on Saturday. Mt. Paran North Church of God, 1700 Allgood Road, Marietta. More info:

MARCH 20-21
KinderMart Spring/Summer Children’s Consignment Sale. Save big on children’s clothes, swimming gear, toys, baby needs & equipment, books, sporting goods & much more! Financial contributions for this sale will support the Sarah Davidson Scholarship Fund and donations will benefit church outreach and Must Ministries. Friday: 9:30am-7pm. Saturday: 9am-12pm. Many items half price on Saturday. Smyrna First United Methodist Church, 1315 Concord Road, Smyrna 30080. More info:

Rhea Lana’s of Cobb County. Spring and Summer children’s and maternity clothing, toys, furniture, books, shoes, baby gear and more! Shop all your children’s needs in one spot. Admission is always FREE! Sell your children’s items as a consignor and earn 70-80%! Track your sales LIVE! Volunteer and shop before the public to get the best deals first! Sunday, March 29: 12pm-7pm; Monday, March 30: 10am –8pm; Tuesday, March 31: 10am –4pm; Wednesday, April 1: 10am-8pm; Thursday, April 2: 10am-4pm. Sprayberry Square Shopping Center, 2550 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 404-889-4173 or


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