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Pope girls getting ready for Shop with a Greyhound.


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We Have a Winner! *Facebook Friday Freebie*


Is everyone ready for our favorite time of the week? That’s right- it’s time to announce this week’s Facebook Freebie winner! The Lucky East Cobber who wins $50 gift certificate to Findlay Rowe Designs is………Jessica Marie. Congrats Jessica!! Please email to claim your awesome freebie!!

Didn’t win? Don’t despair! EAST COBBER brings you wonderful ways to win each and every Wednesday and Friday on our contest blog and Facebook page. Good luck, and may the odds ever be in your favor.

Caregivers: Feeling Stretched?

Senior care. Source: Microsoft clip art

Powerful Tools for (Family) Caregivers is a class being offered through Cobb Senior Services (CSS) beginning in January. Seating is limited. Click for details about this very valuable resource for family caregivers.


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Bike Roswell Christmas Ride


The Bike Roswell Christmas Ride is Saturday, December 20, at 8am. Meet at Roswell Area Park – first parking lot on left. Ride follows Bike Roswell Saturday morning route. This ride is the last Saturday morning Ride before Christmas and is a no-drop ride open to road cyclists. Helmet required. Decorate your road bike with lights and bells and then cycle in the holidays with Bike Roswell. If raining or snowing, the ride will be cancelled.

For more information call 404-775-6717 .

Cobb County Schools CLOSED for Winter Break

Cobb County Schools will close for the Winter Break on Monday, December 22, 2014, and resume for students on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Staff will return on Monday, January 5, 2015.


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Season’s Eatings! Here’s a Recipe for Peanut Butter Pinwheels


The holidays are a favorite time to cook. Not only does the food fill the house with comforting aromas, but it also conjures up memories of childhood Christmases. Here is a Christmas goody: peanut butter pinwheels. These easy-to-assemble swirls of sweetness consist of a dough made of confectioner’s sugar, cream cheese and milk that’s rolled out like pie crust, filled with peanut butter, formed into logs and sliced to create the pinwheel shape.

Peanut Butter Pinwheels

  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1tsp. vanilla flavoring
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter

Mix first three ingredients with hands, adding the sugar in batches. Roll mixture into a rectangular shape. Divide it into two pieces. Spread a thin coat of peanut butter on top of each piece. Starting at the long side of rectangle, roll into a log. Chill for 1 hour, then cut the logs into about 1/2-inch thick pieces. Store wrapped in Saran wrap in the refrigerator.



EAST COBBER Gift Idea of the Day: Make their season Rock!


This holiday season give the awesome gift of music with a GIFT CERTIFICATE for lessons, camps or birthday parties. Reserve a FREE Trial Lesson or stop by to tour the school, venue & studio. Find this great gift idea at:

School of Rock
2469 East Piedmont Road
Marietta 30062


Tis the shopping season! Save time and skip the mall with our 2014 Gift Guide. Select the perfect presents from local sources for everyone on your list. Click HERE to read the 2014 Gift Guide and get a handle on that holiday shopping list! With all the amazing merchants in East Cobb it’s easy to shop local and support small business.

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An Advent Reflection: Finding Peace this Season


Happy Advent to you all! I pray that you are discovering God in new ways in this season of preparation before the twelve-day season of Christmas. In the rush of December shopping and busy schedules, find a moment to stop and settle your mind and body, and take that moment to rest in God’s presence. Let go of all the temporal pressures that pull on your time. Reflect on the closeness of God who values you not so much for what you do as for who you are—especially who you are in God’s eyes.

In fact, why not use this very moment to take the time to pray? Take three minutes to be quiet with God, not asking him for anything or telling him anything. Rest in his presence and reflect on his love for you. Here—I’ll leave space in this message just for you to be conscious of taking time to pray:

I pray that, warmed by God’s embrace, you will find yourself more and more prepared to receive the gift of Jesus Christ this Christmas and every day. God bless you this Advent and always!


(Reprinted from the newsletter of Rev. Tom Pumphrey, rector of the Episcopal Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in East Cobb.) 

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Cobb County Government Holiday Closings

Decorated Christmas Tree

Cobb County Government offices will be closed for the holidays on Wednesday and Thursday, December 24 and 25 and Thursday, January 1, 2015.


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Facebook Friday Freebie! Enter to Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Findlay Rowe Designs!


With less than a week until Christmas, we are sure most of your presents are under the tree, but for those who still have a last minute gift to buy, we have the perfect Facebook Friday Freebie for you! This week’s Facebook Friday Freebie, we are giving away a $50 Gift Certificate to Findlay Rowe Designs! Enter to win a $50 gift certificate to Findlay Rowe Designs!

The Freebie:

$50 gift certificate to Findlay Rowe Designs.

Findlay Rowe Designs is Roswell’s premier Gift Boutique and Christmas Shop! Everything you need for your Christmas decorating and gift giving needs. Their Christmas Shop has decorated trees, one of a kind wreaths, swags and centerpieces to complete your look! Their designers can make custom bows for your tree or book them to come to your home to decorate! Some of their gift products include: Lilly Pulitzer, Kate Spade Gifts, several Candle Lines, Happy Everything, Willow Tree.

Started by two sisters with their own flair for style and they love offering their own unique views. They try extremely hard to keep their prices reasonable while still offering high quality products.

Here’s How To Enter this week’s Friday Freebie!

Answer the following question on our Facebook page: What was your favorite Holiday gift ever? Winner is chosen using Check back on our Facebook page at after 9 pm to see if you’re a winner!


•    You must be a follower of EAST COBBER to win. Click HERE

•    You must “LIKE” EAST COBBER on Facebook. Click HERE


* One extra entry if you follow EAST COBBER on Twitter. Click HERE

* One extra entry if you share this giveaway on Facebook!

* Please leave a comment telling us how many entries you have! (1 for following and liking EAST COBBER, and 2 optional entries) That’s 3 more ways to win!



Thanks to Findlay Rowe Designs for this week’s freebie!

1030 Woodstock Rd

Suite 3114

Roswell, Ga 30075