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Now Open: College Station at The Avenue East Cobb

College Station is now open next to Bed Bath & Beyond at The Avenue East Cobb. The store features more than just jerseys, hats, flags and tumblers. Unique items include baby announcements, bed sheets, business card holders, collectible miniature shoes, jewelry boxes, onesies, party packs, piggy banks and serving platters. New shipments arrive daily.

Normal store hours are Monday through Saturday 10 AM – 9 PM and Sunday 12 PM – 6 PM. Call College Station at 770.971.5050 for more information.

 

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New Marietta Walmart Neighborhood Market Marks Milestone

The new Walmart Neighborhood Market in East Cobb, scheduled to open this fall, moves closer to completion as associates now begin stocking shelves in preparation for its grand opening. The approximately 48,000-square-foot store, located at 3101 Roswell Road, will include a full line of groceries and an assortment of merchandise.

“We’re bringing convenient shopping and low prices to Marietta, and the wait is almost over,” said store manager Chad Harris. “We look forward to saving Marietta shoppers money so they can live better.”

Walmart Neighborhood Market is located at 3101 Roswell Road in East Cobb.

‘Fall into Savings at The Cook’s Warehouse’

 

Fall into Savings with the End of Summer Sale at Cook’s Warehouse through 6pm on Sunday, September 21. Sale includes amazing items up to 75% off all this week and weekend.

The Cook’s Warehouse East Cobb store is in Merchants Walk at 1131 Johnson Ferry Road (next to Whole Foods) 30068. The store phone is 770-565-8005.

Edward-Johns showcasing award-winning jewelry

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Shop Edward-Johns in Woodlawn Square and see their award winning styles!

 

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T-shirt discounts at College Station at The Avenue

Celebrate the Grand Opening of College Station at The Avenue East Cobb with great deals through September 30. Buy One T-shirt, Get One T-shirt Half Off through September 30, 2014.

Find a wide selection of college and professional sports apparel and memorabilia for men and women.

Who will you see at the 2014 EAST COBBER Festival?

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There’s something for everyone at this year’s EAST COBBER Festival. Enjoy tasty treats, local flavor and community partners. Thanks to all our vendors! Plan your route through the festival without missing a minute of the action with our exhibitor list below. And don’t miss the kid’s zone with carnival games, giant slides, a moonwalk and more presented by Jump and Slide!

 

Sponsor Tents
EAST COBBER
WellStar

Tent A
Cobb County Commission on Children and Youth
Crossfit
E.H. Sellars
Innovative Orthodontics
Lakeshore Learning Materials
Last Strand CLRS
Mary Kay Cosmetics
State Farm Agency – Floria Izadi
Susan Plenzick Fine Art
Vascular Surgical Associates
Young Living Essential Oils

Tent B
Cactus Car Wash
Craft Beer Factory
Delta Community Credit Union
East Cobb Foot & Ankle Care
Floss Dentistry for Children and Adolescents
Hope Designs
Hospitality Incorporated
Johnson Ferry Christian Academy
Kid Chess
Marietta East Cobb Jazzercise
Museum of History & Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University
Stella & Dot

Tent C
Allstate – The Forman Agency
Andrea Taylor Studio
Ashford Apartment Homes
Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education
Cheer Revolution Allstars
Chestnut Ridge Christian Church
East Cobb Wellness Center
Enopi East Cobb
Groovy Little Art Place
The Avenue

Special Exhibitors
1st Choice Dental Care
AdaMark Jewelers
Advanced CPR Training
Aire Serv of North Aylanta
Arrow Exterminators
Atlanta Swim Academy
Bubblegum Tree/Origami Owl Jewelry
Cirque de to du
Cobb County Republican Party
Earthwise Pet Supply
Edward Jones Investments
EngAGE Senior Advocacy
Farmers Insurance Cheever Agency
GG’s Fashion Forward
Glamour Girls Day Spa
Humane Society of Cobb County
Iron Tribe Fitness
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
Midtown Athletic Club
Pope High School Robotics
Radio Disney Atlanta
Safari Global Fashions
School of Rock East Cobb
Thru My Lens Photo
Tupperware
Walton Robotics
Water Walkers

 

Visit our 2014 Parade & Festival Guide for all you need to know about this year’s event!

Don’t miss the EAST COBBER Parade & Festival on Saturday, September 13! For Parade and Festival details click HERE!

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Lakeshore® Celebrates 60 Years of Learning

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Lakeshore Learning Materials, a premier developer and retailer of children’s educational products, today announced the 60th anniversary of the company’s founding. In its six decades of service to teachers, parents and children, Lakeshore has revolutionized early childhood and elementary education, helping children reach developmental milestones and achieve their educational goals—while having fun. In celebration of its 60th year, Lakeshore kicks off this month with a special Anniversary Sale and a “60 Years of Learning” Event at stores nationwide on September 27 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Innovation has been the hallmark of Lakeshore’s long-flourishing business, which has grown from a small toy store in Northern California to a global educational leader—with retail stores from coast to coast and a network of more than 85 distributors spanning 50 countries. Through the years, Lakeshore’s products have made real connections with customers—with favorites such as The Allowance Game® and the celebrated People Colors® Crayons, which allow children of all ethnicities to draw pictures that look like them. In addition to developing its own materials, Lakeshore has also collaborated with many outstanding educational organizations to create materials for special education, health & nutrition programs and much more. 

The company’s success over more than half a century can be traced back to the remarkable vision of Lakeshore’s founder. Family-owned and family-operated for three generations, Lakeshore was started in 1954 by Ethelyn Kaplan, a single mother from Omaha who packed up her family and headed west to California to realize her dream of opening a toy store. But when local schools began calling her for supplies, Ethelyn discovered a greater calling—serving teachers in the community. Soon, she sold the toy store and started Lakeshore Learning Materials. After years of steady growth, Ethelyn’s sons, Charles and Michael, joined the business, expanding Lakeshore into a multimillion-dollar company. In 2007, Michael’s sons, Bo and Josh, began leading the company, with Bo now serving as president and CEO and Josh as executive vice president. 

“We’re extremely honored to be celebrating such a major milestone in our company’s history,” said Bo Kaplan. “It is a huge testament to our people, our products and the loyal customers who have wholeheartedly supported us over the years. And, we are beyond excited about the future. We look forward to delivering the highest-quality products and service for many years to come.” 

Today, Lakeshore produces hundreds of new products every year for infants & toddlers, preschoolers and elementary-age children—covering all subject areas, from math and language to science, music and arts & crafts. To ensure products remain relevant and up-to-date, the company’s product developers—all former teachers—continually visit classrooms around the country to learn the best ways to help children succeed in today’s rapidly changing world. 

In addition to its widely recognized catalog business and growing online marketplace, Lakeshore also has greatly expanded its retail footprint since opening its first storefront in West Los Angeles in 1969. Today, the company operates 59 stores in 28 states—with its 60th store opening this October in Albuquerque, NM. Renowned not only for their products, Lakeshore Learning Stores have also become a valuable part of the community, hosting Free Crafts for Kidsand other family-friendly, year-round events with authors, folk singers and more. This October, they’ll host a nationwide event in celebration of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®—a national campaign celebrating early literacy. 

Sixty years after its inception, Lakeshore remains dedicated to providing outstanding educational materials that spark young imaginations, instill a sense of wonder and foster a lifelong love of learning. Although Lakeshore has grown substantially over the years, the company remains focused on the principles that have guided its success from the beginning—listening closely to customers and serving their needs. 

Lakeshore Learning Materials East Cobb is located at 4287 Roswell Road.

 

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Consignment season is in full swing! Shop the sales this weekend!

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Are you a bargain hunter when it comes to your kids’ wardrobe or toys? Consignment sales offer everything from strollers, bouncy seats, cribs, any kind of toy you can think of, to diaper bags, bedding, infants’ and kids’ clothes, and maternity clothes. You can also find winter coats, boots, and Halloween costumes. Shoppers can find a wide variety of children’s items that are usually screened for quality, all under one roof. You don’t have to drive around town to different garage sales where it’s a hit-or-miss on what items you might find and in what shape, as the local consignment sales have quality standards. We’ve scouted and scoured our sources to provide EAST COBBER readers a list of upcoming local consignment sales.

 

September 4-5
Divine Children’s Show Boutique Overstock and Consignment Sale. Preview show Wednesday, September 3, for volunteers, consignors, and new moms. New moms need to register online for Wednesday preview show. Thursday: 9:30am-9pm. Friday:  9:30am-2pm. The Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info: www.dcskids.com

September 5-6
Kids’ Consignment Sale. Thursday (volunteers only): 5-7pm. Friday: 9am-4pm. Saturday: 9am-Noon. Everything 30% off on Saturday. The Episcopal Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, 1795 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-7473 or www.peterandpaul.org/childrens-consignment-sales

Roswell United Methodist Church Preschool and Kindergarten (RUMCK) Children’s Consignment Sale. Friday: 9am-2pm. Saturday: 8am-12pm. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. More info: 770-853-2333 or  www.rumc.com/connect/children/rumck/rumck-consignment-sale

Tots to Tweens Consignment Sale. Multiple Club & those with a Friends and Family Pass Friday: 7pm-9pm and Saturday: 8:30am. Open to public: Saturday: 9am-2pm. Sandy Plains Baptist Church, 2825 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 678-453-6993 or www.nowamom.org/Consignment_Sale_TUC7.php

September 11-13
Lil’ Lambs Closet. Thursday: $5 Public preview: 6-8pm. Friday: 9am-7pm. Saturday: 9am-1pm. Many items half off on Saturday. Proceeds go to the Good Samaritan Fund, Children’s Ministry, and Weekday Ministry. First United Methodist Church of Marietta, 56 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. Childcare available with reservations. More info: 770-429-7850 ext. 7860 or 7858, or www.lil-lambs.org

September 12-13
KinderMart Children’s Consignment Sale. Friday: 9:30am- 8pm. No strollers before 11am. Saturday: 9am-Noon. Many items ½ price on Sat. Benefits Smyrna FUMC Preschool/Kindergarten. Smyrna First United Methodist Church, 1315 Concord Road, Smyrna. More info: www.kindermartsale.com

The Children’s Garden Consignment Sale. Friday: 9am- 6pm. Saturday: 9am-1pm. East Cobb Church of Christ, 5240 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-587-5999 or eastcobbcoc.org.

 

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Consignment season continues! Shop this week’s sales.

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The Episcopal Church of St. Peter & St. Paul is one area church hosting their consignment sale this weekend, September 5-6.

Are you a bargain hunter when it comes to your kids’ wardrobe or toys? Consignment sales offer everything from strollers, bouncy seats, cribs, any kind of toy you can think of, to diaper bags, bedding, infants’ and kids’ clothes, and maternity clothes. You can also find winter coats, boots, and Halloween costumes. Shoppers can find a wide variety of children’s items that are usually screened for quality, all under one roof. You don’t have to drive around town to different garage sales where it’s a hit-or-miss on what items you might find and in what shape, as the local consignment sales have quality standards. We’ve scouted and scoured our sources to provide EAST COBBER readers a list of upcoming local consignment sales.

 

September 4-5
Divine Children’s Show Boutique Overstock and Consignment Sale. Preview show Wednesday, September 3, for volunteers, consignors, and new moms. New moms need to register online for Wednesday preview show. Thursday: 9:30am-9pm. Friday:  9:30am-2pm. The Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info: www.dcskids.com

September 5-6
Kids’ Consignment Sale. Thursday (volunteers only): 5-7pm. Friday: 9am-4pm. Saturday: 9am-Noon. Everything 30% off on Saturday. The Episcopal Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, 1795 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-7473 or www.peterandpaul.org/childrens-consignment-sales

Roswell United Methodist Church Preschool and Kindergarten (RUMCK) Children’s Consignment Sale. Friday: 9am-2pm. Saturday: 8am-12pm. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. More info: 770-853-2333 or  www.rumc.com/connect/children/rumck/rumck-consignment-sale

Tots to Tweens Consignment Sale. Multiple Club & those with a Friends and Family Pass Friday: 7pm-9pm and Saturday: 8:30am. Open to public: Saturday: 9am-2pm. Sandy Plains Baptist Church, 2825 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 678-453-6993 or www.nowamom.org/Consignment_Sale_TUC7.php

Sales scheduled for later this month include:

September 11-13
Lil’ Lambs Closet. Thursday: $5 Public preview: 6-8pm. Friday: 9am-7pm. Saturday: 9am-1pm. Many items half off on Saturday. Proceeds go to the Good Samaritan Fund, Children’s Ministry, and Weekday Ministry. First United Methodist Church of Marietta, 56 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. Childcare available with reservations. More info: 770-429-7850 ext. 7860 or 7858, or www.lil-lambs.org

September 12-13
KinderMart Children’s Consignment Sale. Friday: 9:30am- 8pm. No strollers before 11am. Saturday: 9am-Noon. Many items ½ price on Sat. Benefits Smyrna FUMC Preschool/Kindergarten. Smyrna First United Methodist Church, 1315 Concord Road, Smyrna. More info: www.kindermartsale.com

The Children’s Garden Consignment Sale. Friday: 9am- 6pm. Saturday: 9am-1pm. East Cobb Church of Christ, 5240 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-587-5999 or eastcobbcoc.org.

 

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Shop the Labor Day Sale at Ivy Lane

Shop the Labor Day weekend Sale at Ivy Lane for 25% off all full priced items, excluding clearance items. Sale not  valid on purchases of gift certificates. Ends Monday, September 1.

Plus, shop 25% off on Gameday gear!

Visit Ivy Lane at 3605 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 185, in the Publix Shopping Center.