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The Northeast Cobb Business Association presented the Cobb County K-9 team with a $15,000 check from their proceeds from the NCBA 5K9 held in June. The money will be used to purchase another police k-9 as Diesel retires. Thank you to NCBA, 5K9 sponsors and runners for your generosity and kindness!

(Reprinted from the newsletter of Commissioner JoAnn Birrell) 


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Bookmiser to present an evening with Colleen Oakley

Enjoy an evening with local author Colleen Oakley at Bookmiser in Roswell/East Cobb on Thursday, August 20, 2015, 7-8:30pm.

Join local author Colleen Oakley as she discusses her book Before I Go, now out in paperback.

Colleen Oakley is an Atlanta-based writer. Her articles, essays, and interviews have been featured in The New York Times, Ladies’ Home Journal, Marie Claire, Women’s Health, Redbook, Parade, and Martha Stewart Weddings. Before she was a freelance writer, Colleen was editor-in-chief of Women’s Health & Fitness and senior editor at Marie Claire. Before I Go is her debut novel.

For more information or to register, click HERE. Bookmiser is located at the intersection of Sandy Plains Road and Highway 92 in East Cobb.


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Increasing Autism awareness at August events


Autism Speaks will host First Responder Training 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. The training is designed to increase first responders’ knowledge of autism and provide practical tips and strategies for use in the field. Open to law enforcement officers, fire department personnel, EMT/paramedics, search and rescue teams, school and community safety organizations, etc.

On Saturday, Aug. 29, from 10 a.m.-noon, Autism Speaks hosts a safety fair.  Share this fun event with your local first responders, caregivers, parents, loved ones, and any community members who want to learn more about autism. All attendees will receive an Autism Safety Kit.

For more info visit Autism Speaks in Georgia at:


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Lutzie 43 Foundation to sponsor weekend events in East Cobb


The Lutzie 43 Foundation will host a weekend of fundraising events August 14-15, 2015. There are several ways East Cobbers can participate:


“13 Can Make A Difference” Food Drive

Support their 2nd annual “13 Can Make a Difference” food drive, sponsored by FBLA and Lassiter Cheerleading, by bringing 13 non-perishable food or household items to the Field Dedication against North Cobb.  Receive a commemorative bracelet and become eligible for a scholarship prize provided by the Lutzie 43 Foundation.

Lutzie Field Dedication

Lassiter will be officially dedicating “Lutzie Field” on Friday, August 14 at 7pm. Gates open at 6pm and the Lassiter Touchdown Club will be hosting its Fall Football Festival throughout the evening with various activities. Don’t miss this important community event to officially dedicate “Lutzie Field.

Lutzie 43 Road Race

Join the community in the inaugural Lutzie 43 Road Race, powered by FCA.  You can run, walk, roll or stroll in this 5k event beginning and ending at Lutzie Field beginning at 8am on August 15th.  You will receive a Lutzie 43 Road Race dry-fit shirt from Under Armor for participating in this Peachtree Road Race qualifying event. Register at  Race fees of $35 will benefit the Lutzie 43 Foundation and FCA East Cobb.  Discounts available for groups of 10 or more participants—Call Mike Leazer (864-491-9688) regarding group discounts.

Interested in attending UGA or Tech? Information session coming soon.

A UGA and Georgia Tech student/parent information session will be held at Lassiter High School on Monday, August 24 at 6:30 pm.  For more information, check out the following link:

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East Cobb Realtor Carmen Gutierrez wins two national awards

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Realtor Carmen Gutierrez, with RE/MAX Greater Atlanta in East Cobb, has recently been named by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) to the Top 250 Latino Real Estate Agents in the U.S. The list was compiled by NAHREP from its more than 20,000 members and is based on number of transactions closed in 2014. Gutierrez is a member of NAHREP and placed in the No. 165 spot with 48 closings last year.

A real estate agent for 11 years, this is the second straight year Gutierrez has earned this honor. She is one of only five Georgia Realtors to make the list. Gutierrez specializes in first-time home buyers in Cobb County and has experience with short sales and foreclosures.

Within days of this list being published, she was informed of a second national honor, placing on the REAL Trends’ America’s Best Real Estate Agents of 2015. This list recognizes the top 10,000 agents in the U.S. out of more than 1.1 million Realtors. It, too, is compiled by 2014 sales production and Carmen Gutierrez was No. 122 out of 139 individual agents on the list in Georgia.

A resident of Marietta, Gutierrez is originally from Mexico and is bilingual. When not selling real estate, she is an active member and volunteer at Cathedral Christ the Kings Church and is married with two sons.

To contact Carmen Gutierrez, call the RE/MAX Greater Atlanta office at 770-973-9700 or visit

RE/MAX Greater Atlanta, a staple in Atlanta real estate for more than 25 years, is co-owned by Ben Christopher and Denny Jones. Centrally located minutes north of Atlanta in Marietta at 2050 Roswell Road, this office is one of the most productive RE/MAX offices in the metro area. RE/MAX, LLC is also the most recognizable brand in residential real estate, and leads the industry in brand awareness.


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Photo of the Day


Picking up speed on Terrell Mill Road.

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Remember the Roaring 20s at East Cobb Senior Center


The East Cobb Senior Center celebrates its 20th anniversary 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. Gatsby or Daisy, gangsters or flappers, whoever you may be, join us for lunch, dancing and door prizes.  $12 Cobb residents/$15 non-resident.  For more information or call 770-509-4900.


All Cobb residents age 55+ are invited to participate in activities at various senior centers throughout Cobb. This activity is scheduled at the East Cobb Senior Center located at 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066. Call the East Cobb Senior Center at 770-509-4900 for reservations and/or more details.


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Register for Rotary’s Dog Days Run



Editor’s Note: The Dog Days Run article published in our June/July issue incorrectly states that “A cash prize of $125 will be given to each male and female finisher.” The $125 cash prize will be given to male and female first-place finishers in specific categories. 


Honoring the heat and humidity of August, the public is invited to the 10th annual Dog Days 5K Run on Saturday, August 8. Produced by the Rotary Club of East Cobb, the big event kicks off at 7:30am. Everyone is welcome to run, jog or walk the race. There will be
good music, great food and lots of prizes and giveaways!

There will be bounce houses for the kids and plenty of food and fluids for all entrants, plus lots of awards and a cool commemorative 10th Annual Dog Days shirt! This is a family-friendly and pet-friendly race so the public is encouraged to bring their families  and dogs to enjoy the race.

Over the years, the Rotary Club of East Cobb has donated more than $360,000 from the race proceeds to local and international service projects. 100% of the Dog Days Race proceeds support more than 20 local/international non-profits, including YMCA, Cobb
Family Resources, Camp Horizon, Aids Awareness, Walton Robotics, Project Mail Call, Catholic Charities, Recognition Awards for Cobb Public Servants, American Cancer Society. “What a great way to get the family active while supporting a great cause,” says Rotary Club President Randy Nixon.

This year’s Dog Days 5K Race has a new start and finish point: McCleskey-East Cobb YMCA, 1055 East Piedmont Road in Marietta/East Cobb. Also new this year is the “Team Challenge”part of the Race. Your company/non-profit can compete in the Dog Days Team Challenge. The team with the most paid runners will receive a $500 contribution to their favorite nonprofit or Rotary service project.

A cash prize of $125 will be given to each male and female first-place finisher in the following categories: Open, Masters (40-49), Grand Masters (50-59) and Seniors (60+). Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in the following categories: 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over. Ribbons will be given to all 1 Mile Fun Run finishers. The Pre-registration fee of $25 must be received by August 1, 2015; $30 Race Day. There is a $30 fee to be a “Phantom” Runner. If you are unable to run, but want to support this event, please register as a  “phantom” runner.

A tshirt will be mailed to you after the race. To register for the 10th Annual Dog Days Race, visit and click on the link. For more information, contact Ken Crowell at 404-510-7939 or via email:

Rotarians are business and community leaders who take an active interest in service to our community. The motto of Rotary International is “SERVICE ABOVE SELF,” and the members of the Rotary Club of East Cobb exemplify this statement in their business activities and daily lives. The Rotary Club of East Cobb meets every Wednesday at 7 am at the Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive in Marietta/East Cobb. For more information about the club, visit


(Reprinted from the June/July EAST COBBER magazine. Read the June/July issue HERE.)

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:



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