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Live, Play, Stay at SunTrust Park

The Atlanta Braves and Omni Hotels & Resorts announced this week that they are partnering to develop a new hotel in the mixed-used development adjacent to SunTrust Park in Cobb County. The Omni property will be a full-service hotel and will serve as a cornerstone of the mixed-use community.

The Omni Atlanta Hotel at SunTrust Park will feature 16 floors, 260 guest rooms and suites, rooftop hospitality suites, approximately 12,500 square feet of meeting space, a signature restaurant, an elevated pool deck and bar overlooking the plaza and ballpark. The hotel will serve meeting groups and business and leisure travelers alike, as well as visitors attending Braves games, and the many other events and activities hosted at the mixed-use development.

This announcement comes on the heels of last month’s exciting news that Comcast will be the anchor tenant of a nine story office building in the mixed use development, bringing more than 850 new jobs to Cobb County.  For more information on all happenings at SunTrust Park, click here.

 

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Aloha to Aging offers Yoga on Mondays

Tailor-Made Yoga for PD–Mat or Chair: Mondays, offered weekly 2:30 -3:30pm. Cost: Two free trial classes, then $50 for a 10-class package. Participants should bring a mat if they prefer floor exercise but no equipment necessary for Chair Yoga.
Class led by Cathy Hightower of PD Gladiators. Please RSVP to 678-439-1177 or email info@alohatoaging.org.

 

Attend the Cobb Chamber First Monday Breakfast

The Cobb Chamber First Monday Breakfast is Monday, May 4. The event will feature the CEW Woman of Distinction Award. Breakfast held from 7:30-9:30am. General admission: $60; Cobb Chamber Member: $25.
Online registration closed April 29 at 12pm. Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway SE, Atlanta. More info: 770-980-2000 or www.cobbchamber.org.

 

 

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Party under the bridge!

 

It is time to celebrate the completion of the CID’s newest trail segment! A community block party will be held 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30. It will take place out on the new trail under the Interstate 285 bridge at the Powers Ferry and Akers Mill Road intersection (across from Walton on the Chattahoochee).

The eastern portion of the Akers Mill Trail provides the critical east/west connection for the community’s trail network. Starting at the Cochran Shoals National Park Service trailhead, the segment links to the Bob Callan Trail at the parking lot on Interstate North Parkway. From there, bikers, runners, and pedestrians can take the Bob Callan Trail south all the way to the Paces Mill Trailhead on the Chattahoochee River.

This portion of the trail is a $1 million investment, soley advanced through CID funds. The project was recognized this fall by PEDS at their 2014 Golden Shoe Awards for its excellence in helping to create a more safe and walkable community.

RSVP for the party today on Eventbrite.

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Cobb County proud to dedicate Hong Way

 

Cobb County honored David and Helga Hong Wednesday with the naming of a road for their family at the Mountain View Aquatic Center. Community leaders lauded the couple’s years of extensive volunteer work and cited their community activism as the reason for the recognition. The newly named road serves as access to the aquatic center.

 

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What’s in the Garden Today? – Painting with Picasso for kids

 

The children’s art series at Smith-Gilbert Gardens allows for children between 4 and 12 to be inspired by the garden setting and create a piece of art. No art experience needed. All supplies provided. Open-seating event. Reservations required. Minimum participants 8. This is a drop off class, so parents are not required to stay.

Class will be held on Sunday, May 9, 1-2:30pm. Open to children ages 4-12 years old. Please wear casual clothing. Cost to attend is $15 for SGG members, $20 for non-members.

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

 

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East Cobb Middle School Superhero 5K is May 9

Calling all superheros! The East Cobb Middle School Superhero 5K will be held Saturday May 9th at East Cobb Middle School, 380 Holt Road NE. Registration starts at 8am, race starts at 9am.

There will be prizes for winners of the race and for winners of the drawing at 11am. There will also be food, ice cream, jumpy houses, a photo booth, and health booths set up following the race. Dress as your favorite superhero!

To register online visit https://www.raceentry.com/races/east-cobb-middle-school-superhero-5k1-mile-fun-run/2015/register.

 

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EPA Recognizes East Cobb Whole Foods Market for Reducing Food Waste

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Heather McTeer Toney, Regional Administrator from EPA Region 4 Ricky Mullinax, Lead Receiver at Whole Foods Market Merchant’s Walk (the Team Member who led the Food Recovery Challenge efforts at Whole Foods Market Merchant’s Walk)

 

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Heather McTeer Toney has recognized the Whole Foods Market Merchant’s Walk East Cobb for the store’s achievements in EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge. Whole Foods Market is the first store in the southeast to receive a regional award for Outstanding Achievement in Food Waste Prevention and Diversion.

The Food Recovery Challenge encourages organizations to donate and divert as much of their excess food as possible. Organizations that join EPA’s challenge find that they can save money on disposal costs while helping to feed families in need and protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

“EPA commends Whole Foods Market for being part of the Food Recovery Challenge commitment to reduce the amount of food waste that goes into landfills,” said EPA Regional Administrator Heather McTeer Toney. “Food recovery not only helps to reduce environmental impact and combat climate change, but helps businesses save money on waste disposal and protect the environment.”

“Whole Foods Market Merchant’s Walk, is very proud of our accomplishments, with the Food Recovery Challenge, as well as our Waste Wise Re-Trac Program, and accept this Recognition Award with Great Pride in what we are doing for our Environment,” said Whole Foods Market Merchants Walk Lead Receiver Rickey Mullinax.

This Award recognizes Whole Foods Market Merchant Walk, for Outstanding Achievement in Food Waste Prevention and Diversion for 2014.  This Store achieved a diversion rate of 85% of what would normally be land disposed.  EPA Region 4 celebrates this store, its management and team members for the diligence, dedication and commitment to make a sustainable environmental difference in our community

Nationwide, wasted food contributes a significant amount to landfills—more than 36 million tons in 2011 alone. As the food decomposes, it creates methane, a potent greenhouse gas with 21 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide. By donating excess food instead, businesses, schools, and organizations can help the environment while providing safe and healthy meals to some of the 50 million Americans who do not have access to enough food.

More about the Food Recovery Challenge, and how your organization can join:
http://www.epa.gov/foodrecoverychallenge/.

 

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Cat Adoptions this Weekend

 

Fancy Feline Rescue of the South conducts cat adoptions at Petsmart, 860 Cobb Place Blvd., Kennesaw, Saturdays 11am-4pm and Sundays 1-4pm.

Fancy Feline Rescue of the South is a no-kill, free-roam cat adoption and rescue organization for cats that are homeless, abused or no longer wanted. Loving fancy felines are looking for their forever homes. Come and spend some time with them.

Adoption fees are very reasonable and all cats are fully vetted. If you can’t adopt, you can donate to help with vet bills and daily care of the furry friends. Visit www.FancyFelineRescue.org, follow them on Facebook, or contact FancyFelineResQ@bellsouth.net

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Photo of the Day

5.2.15

A beautiful day for shopping at Delk Spectrum.

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