Based on the beloved Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye film with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, this merry musical tells the tale of two famous song-and-dance men who stage a show in a scenic, snow-topped Vermont Inn and end up finding love with two singing sisters under the mistletoe. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Saturday, December 22: matinee at 2pm. Sunday: 2pm. $25-$50. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. More info/tickets: 404-377-9948, www.atlantalyrictheatre.com or www.earlsmithstrand.org. Showtimes December 13-16 and 20-23.
Tritt Elementary third grader Eli Medof and his mother were watching the news coverage of Hurricane Sandy on TV when Eli was moved to help the families affected by the storm. Eli alerted Tritt Student Council of the needs of a school in the East Rockaway district, Long Island, NY. It was hit by Hurricane Sandy and is in great need of supplies as well as support. Tritt Student Council is sponsoring a campaign to help the East Rockaway school. Eli and his mother created this video to showcase the need of East Rockaway school.
Nutcracker Memories: Meet the Claras! Meet the three Georgia Ballet students dancing the role of Clara in this year’s performances of “The Nutcracker”. Video courtesy of The Georgia Ballet.
A video of the week perfect for the start of a season of giving. Here are two East Cobb residents and their fellow Mt. Bethel UMC parishoners who gave this past summer.
The turkey and ham are the easy part of your Thanksgiving meal. But what will you serve for your sides? The folks from The Seed Kitchen & Bar offered up some great suggestions on Good Day.
CLICK ON THE VIDEO ABOVE TO SEE WHAT THEY PREPARED!
Here are the recipes mentioned on Good Day Atlanta, courtesy of Seed Kitchen & Bar.
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts & Cauliflower
Cauliflower 1 head, cut into florets
Olive Oil 3 Tbsp
Salt 1 tsp
Pepper ¼ tsp
Brussels Sprouts 24 heads, cut into ¼’s, outer leaves discarded
Vegetable Oil 3 oz
Red Onion 1 ea, sliced thin
Thai Basil 24 leaves
Mint 24 leaves
Cilantro 24 leaves
Preheat oven to 350. Roast the cauliflower – toss the cauliflower with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and roast at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Reserve
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the brussels sprouts and cook for 4 minutes. Shock in ice water bath, then drain well and reserve.
Heat vegetable oil in a pan, add the brussels sprouts and color deep golden brown on one side, turn over and add the cauliflower. Toss the sprouts and cauliflower with the red onion, thai basil, mint, cilantro and thai herb vinaigrette.
Thai Herb Vinaigrette
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 ea Thai Chile, minced (remove seeds if you would like – less spicy)
3 Tbsp Sugar
½ Cup Lime Juice
½ Cup Rice Wine Vinegar
½ Cup Fish Sauce
Combine all liquids and sugar to dissolve, add garlic and chile
Pimento Cheese Polenta
3 ea large garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 qts Chicken Stock
1 qts Heavy Cream
2 Cups Organic Fine Polenta
1Cups Piquillo Peppers, minced
5 shakes Hot Sauce
1 tsp cap Worcestershire
2 tsp Salt
3 cups Cheddar Cheese, grated
1 Cups Parmesan, grated
Saute garlic in oil, add cream, chix stock. Bring to a boil, whisk in polenta. Cook until done 1-1 ½ hours on low flame. Fold in remaining ingredients
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The Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration is an Annual event hosted by Temple Kol Emeth. This year’s event will be held Nov, 15th 2012. For more information please “like” Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration on Facebook.
A slice of life at Kell High School.
The Teacher of the Year program is designed to spotlight those dedicated to educating and changing the lives of our young people. Each year, one talented and special person is selected to be a chool’s Teacher of the Year. From that group of Cobb County teachers, Dr. Richard Kaht, Dickerson Middle School’s Teacher of the Year, was named as Cobb County’s Teacher of the Year. The Cobb County and Marietta City District Teachers of the Year placed their handprints in the Teacher Walk of Honor on the Marietta Square October 3. A pep rally on October 30 kicked off the annual Give Our Schools a Hand (GOSH) week at the Roswell Street Baptist Church. This is the 24th year that the Cobb Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the GOSH special event. A salute to education in Cobb County, GOSH week brought educators, students, parents, businesses and the community together to honor education. Here are the teachers of the year from the public schools located in East Cobb County:
Whether you were gaga for John, Paul, Ringo or George, you’ll be head over heels for The Buggs at First Thursday on Merchant’s Walk on Thursday, November 1st. A Beatles tribute band, The Buggs will put on a show to remember!
The Cobb County School District, one of the first in the nation to add stop arm cameras to their school buses, the Cobb County Police Department, and American Traffic Solutions (ATS) have released a video Public Service Announcement (PSA) to help educate the community about their latest student safety initiative. The video that can be viewed here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ztpi6BUO9Ok&feature=plcp, explains how the CrossingGuard® school bus stop arm safety solution works. It also highlights the role of law enforcement, the penalties issued, and the importance of school bus safety.
“With more than 1,000 Cobb County school buses on the road every day, student safety is our biggest concern,” stated Rick Grisham, Executive Director of Transportation, Cobb County School District. “Unfortunately, stop arm violations are far too common. We want the public to be aware that when a school bus stop arm is out, all traffic must stop. That’s the law. Thanks to these new cameras, there will be consequences for those who break the law and jeopardize the safety of our students.”
Prompted by a 2009 fatality of a Cobb County elementary school student struck by a passing vehicle as she exited her school bus, Cobb County Schools has recently installed school bus cameras to prevent future tragedies. The video details their campaign to ensure the safety of their students by catching drivers who illegally drive by school buses when they stop to pick up or drop off students.
Featured in the video is James Arrowood, Director of Public Safety, Cobb County School District, who states, “These cameras will allow us to be more proactive in our enforcement of the stop arm violations and hopefully we will get the message out to the public that serious consequences can occur when you run the stop arm.”
Viewers will see how the CrossingGuard® solution, which mounts purpose-built cameras on the side of the school bus, automatically detects a vehicle illegally passing the stop arm and captures video of the violation including the vehicle‘s license plate. They will learn how law enforcement reviews the violation video and license plate images for approval prior to a citation being issued and the penalties that range from $300 – $1,000 for stop-arm violations.
“The goal of the Cobb County Police Department is to keep our citizens safe,” said Lt. Hawk Hagebak. “One of the newest ways that technology has provided is the Stop Arm Camera System. Help us protect our children: Stop means Stop. If you pass a bus that is loading or unloading and don’t stop, you will be ticketed. Consider yourself warned.”