East Cobber http://www.eastcobber.com Your source for East Cobb news and information Sun, 29 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.2 http://www.eastcobber.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/cropped-26-96x96.pngEast Cobberhttp://www.eastcobber.com 32 32 PHOTO OF THE DAYhttp://www.eastcobber.com/photo-of-the-day-1571 http://www.eastcobber.com/photo-of-the-day-1571#comments Sun, 29 May 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://www.eastcobber.com/?p=81686 Like the Photo? Your mission should you choose to accept: take some pictures and then share them with our online community. We are always looking for local photos that capture the wonder of our East Cobb world – from a birthday pic, to a photo of your backyard garden, to an image from a special […]

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CHEQUERS CHAIN CLOSES, SAGE TO OPEN SOONhttp://www.eastcobber.com/chequers-closes-doors http://www.eastcobber.com/chequers-closes-doors#comments Sat, 28 May 2016 15:00:09 +0000 http://www.eastcobber.com/?p=81681 Chequers Seafood + Steak, an upscale restaurant from the Leawood, Kansas-based Houlihan’s Restaurants, Inc., ceased operations at its East Cobb restaurant on Wednesday, May 25. The restaurant, which opened in mid 2014, relocated to East Cobb from Dunwoody, where its former property is now part of the upcoming State Farm campus. The Dunwoody restaurant opened […]

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Chequers Seafood + Steak, an upscale restaurant from the Leawood, Kansas-based Houlihan’s Restaurants, Inc., ceased operations at its East Cobb restaurant on Wednesday, May 25. The restaurant, which opened in mid 2014, relocated to East Cobb from Dunwoody, where its former property is now part of the upcoming State Farm campus. The Dunwoody restaurant opened in April of 1983, lasting 31 years in that location. Upon closing this week, the East Cobb Chequers lasted barely two years.

Chequers East Cobb was located in a 6,900-square-foot space, which previously housed sibling concept Houlihan’s. The restaurant was located in an outparcel of the Target-anchored Merchants Festival at the intersection of Johnson Ferry and Roswell Roads.

The closure of Chequers’ East Cobb restaurant will leave the chain essentially dead with zero locations under the Chequers moniker. Houlihan’s continues to operate locations under its flagship brand as well as Bristol Seafood Grill, Devon Seafood + Steaks and J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Grill. There are currently three Houlihan’s in Georgia: two in Columbus and one in Savannah.

Sage Woodfire Tavern, part of locally-based The Infinite Dining Group, will reportedly open in place of Chequers. If all goes well, Sage could open as soon as mid- August. James D. Liakakos, owner of Infinite, currently operates Sage Woodfire Tavern locations in Alpharetta and Dunwoody, as well as Spice Brick Oven Kitchen – Tapas Bar in Alpharetta.

The Sage in Dunwoody at Park Place, across from Perimeter Mall, occupies a former Houlihan’s. The Sage in Alpharetta occupies what was built as Canyon Cafe and later renovated into Stockyard Prime. The Spice in Alpharetta occupies a former Joe’s Crab Shack.

Article reprinted from http://www.tonetoatl.com.

 

Will you miss Chequers East Cobb or are you excited Sage Woodfire Tavern is taking its place? Please share with us below!

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SHOULD YOUR PET BE OUR “PET OF THE MONTH”?http://www.eastcobber.com/pet-of-the-month-information http://www.eastcobber.com/pet-of-the-month-information#respond Sat, 28 May 2016 12:00:58 +0000 http://www.eastcobber.com/?p=62009 Fill out the information below about your pet, then mail it to: EAST COBBER, P.O. Box 680445, Marietta, GA 30068. Or, send us an email: petomonth@eastcobber.com. Please include a photo with your entry. Pet’s Name: Animal/Breed: Age & Gender: Favorite Food: Favorite Person: Best Trick: Turn Ons: Turn Offs: Favorite Toy: Last Seen: What makes […]

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Fill out the information below about your pet, then mail it to: EAST COBBER, P.O. Box 680445, Marietta, GA 30068. Or, send us an email: petomonth@eastcobber.com. Please include a photo with your entry.

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PHOTO OF THE DAYhttp://www.eastcobber.com/photo-of-the-day-1570 Sat, 28 May 2016 10:00:08 +0000 http://www.eastcobber.com/?p=81670 Like the Photo? Your mission should you choose to accept: take some pictures and then share them with our online community. We are always looking for local photos that capture the wonder of our East Cobb world – from a birthday pic, to a photo of your backyard garden, to an image from a special […]

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We Have a Winner! *Facebook Friday Freebie*http://www.eastcobber.com/we-have-a-winner-facebook-friday-freebie-134 http://www.eastcobber.com/we-have-a-winner-facebook-friday-freebie-134#comments Sat, 28 May 2016 02:09:53 +0000 http://www.eastcobber.com/?p=81679 Is everyone ready for our favorite time of the week? That’s right- it’s time to announce this week’s Facebook Friday Freebie winner! The Lucky East Cobber who wins a Family 4 Pack of tickets to Legoland is……….Laura Brigham DeFoor!! Random.org chose your comment! Congrats Heather!! Please email Tiffanie@eastcobber.com to claim your awesome freebie!! Didn’t win? […]

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Is everyone ready for our favorite time of the week? That’s right- it’s time to announce this week’s Facebook Friday Freebie winner! The Lucky East Cobber who wins a Family 4 Pack of tickets to Legoland is……….Laura Brigham DeFoor!! Random.org chose your comment! Congrats Heather!! Please email Tiffanie@eastcobber.com 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.

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FOOT SOLUTIONS CELEBRATES MEMORIAL DAY, ENCOURAGES MORE WALKINGhttp://www.eastcobber.com/foot-solutions-nordic-poles Fri, 27 May 2016 17:00:18 +0000 http://www.eastcobber.com/?p=81665 The health of the entire body is built upon the foundation that if your feet are happy when standing, then you will become more mobile. Nicer weather is finally here, which means more outdoor activities! Foot Solutions in East Cobb sells Balance Walking nordic poles. Adding poles to your walking routine burns up to twice […]

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The health of the entire body is built upon the foundation that if your feet are happy when standing, then you will become more mobile. Nicer weather is finally here, which means more outdoor activities! Foot Solutions in East Cobb sells Balance Walking nordic poles. Adding poles to your walking routine burns up to twice the calories and increases cardio by up to 22 percent. It is an easy, inexpensive and fun way to exercise.

In honor of Memorial Day, Foot Solutions is offering a special 20 percent discount for veterans. Start walking for wellness, East Cobbers – it’s time to make your feet happy!

 

What are some outdoor activities you enjoy during the summer that keep you moving? Please share them below!

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Facebook Friday Freebie! Enter to Win a Family Four Pack of tickets to visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta! (value of $80 +)http://www.eastcobber.com/facebook-friday-freebie-enter-to-win-a-family-four-pack-of-tickets-to-visit-legoland-discovery-center-atlanta-value-of-80 http://www.eastcobber.com/facebook-friday-freebie-enter-to-win-a-family-four-pack-of-tickets-to-visit-legoland-discovery-center-atlanta-value-of-80#comments Fri, 27 May 2016 10:00:57 +0000 http://www.eastcobber.com/?p=81648 SCHOOOOOOL’s OUTTT FOR SUMMMERR! We want to kick off your summer break with a fun and fabulous Facebook Friday Freebie this week! And to do that, we have teamed up with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta to bring you a Family Four Pack of Tickets so you and your family can explore all the wonderful new […]

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SCHOOOOOOL’s OUTTT FOR SUMMMERR! We want to kick off your summer break with a fun and fabulous Facebook Friday Freebie this week! And to do that, we have teamed up with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta to bring you a Family Four Pack of Tickets so you and your family can explore all the wonderful new attractions!!

Enter to win Family Four Pack of tickets to visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta! Value of $80.

 

The Freebie:

Enter to win Family Four Pack of tickets to visit LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta!

 

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta is an indoor attraction located at Phipps Plaza in Atlanta. The center features more than 2 million LEGO bricks and offers something for everyone such as play areas, a 4D theatre, two rides, a miniature replica of the Atlanta skyline made entirely of LEGO bricks called MINILAND, a café and a LEGO store!

 

To Enter the Freebie:

Go to http://www.facebook.com/eastcobber, and tell us how you will spend your summer!

 

Check back on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/eastcobber after 9 pm to see if you’re a winner!

 

MORE RULES:

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

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

EXTRA CHANCES:


* 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!

 

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Thanks to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta for this week’s freebie!

Phipps Plaza

3500 Peachtree Rd

G-1,

Atlanta, GA 30326

www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/atlanta

www.facebook.com/ldcatlanta

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PHOTO OF THE DAYhttp://www.eastcobber.com/photo-of-the-day-1569 Fri, 27 May 2016 10:00:39 +0000 http://www.eastcobber.com/?p=81662 Like the Photo? Your mission should you choose to accept: take some pictures and then share them with our online community. We are always looking for local photos that capture the wonder of our East Cobb world – from a birthday pic, to a photo of your backyard garden, to an image from a special […]

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MAKE SANDY SPRINGS YOUR STAYCATION DESTINATION THIS HOLIDAY WEEKENDhttp://www.eastcobber.com/sandy-springs-staycation-destination Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:49 +0000 http://www.eastcobber.com/?p=81659 Can’t get out of town for the Memorial Day weekend? Just take a short drive over to Sandy Springs to discover their outdoor amenities. Sandy Springs is a cozy community minutes from downtown Atlanta, encompassing 950 acres of parkland offering outdoor recreation for all ages. Watch a stunning sunset at Morgan Falls Overlook Park, a […]

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Can’t get out of town for the Memorial Day weekend? Just take a short drive over to Sandy Springs to discover their outdoor amenities.

Sandy Springs is a cozy community minutes from downtown Atlanta, encompassing 950 acres of parkland offering outdoor recreation for all ages. Watch a stunning sunset at Morgan Falls Overlook Park, a paddler’s oasis overlooking Atlanta’s scenic views. High Country Outfitter Paddle Shack, an onsite waterside rental shop, provides high-end fiber glass, roto-mold or carbon fiber Stand Up Paddleboards (SUP), perfect for beginners or experts to test out the waters! Take a stroll and enjoy nature’s scenery, raft through the rocky reefs or fish the misty streams during sunrise at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

Good for both exercise and exploring, Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC), a riverside adventure center, offers a variety of watercraft rentals to create the ultimate river experience. Located at two Chattahoochee River outposts, NOC provides one-person or two-person, sit-on-top recreational kayaks enabling paddlers to maneuver 3.5 miles upstream, covering long distances at a leisurely speed. In addition, NOC is the only Atlanta river outfitter with inflatable kayaks.

Whatever you choose to do this holiday weekend, please be safe and enjoy your long weekend!

 

What are your 2016 Memorial Day plans? We’d love to know – please share below!

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COBB PUBLIC HEALTH OFFERS DEVELOPMENT TIPS TO HELP CHILDREN LEARN AND GROWhttp://www.eastcobber.com/cobb-public-health-child-development-tips Thu, 26 May 2016 22:00:28 +0000 http://www.eastcobber.com/?p=81655 In recognition of the “Month of the Young Child,” Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) offers the  following tips to aid parents in their child’s development: Consistency is key Children thrive under structure. A regular routine guides children so they know what to expect, or what will come next. Regular responses to their needs, regular […]

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In recognition of the “Month of the Young Child,” Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) offers the  following tips to aid parents in their child’s development:

Consistency is key

Children thrive under structure. A regular routine guides children so they know what to expect, or what will come next. Regular responses to their needs, regular meal times, routines for waking up, playing, bathing and going to sleep all help reinforce consistency. Flexibility is OK, as long as it is the exception to the rule.

Personal attention is needed

Children need to have their basic needs met when they are infants. Infants are not able to meet any of their own needs at all at birth, so their cries must be answered. As the child gets older, parents and caregivers should begin to understand the sound of the infant’s cry. Trying to put a baby on a strict routine too early will not meet the infant’s need for food and comfort. If the child’s immediate needs are met when they cry, then a more structured routine can begin to be set as early as two weeks.

Once the infant is basically on a regular schedule, the family needs to hold and talk to the baby when the baby is awake, but isn’t eating. This attention to the infant gives them the message that they are being heard and that they are important to you.

Parents and caregivers should spend as much time possible holding, reading, laughing, and playing with the infant each day. The infant by four months should begin to roll, by six months begin to sit, by nine months begin to move around the room, and by 12-16 months walk – and then the challenge (and the fun!) increases.

Change in development is constant

Children change daily. Parents and caregivers can be prepared for these changes by reading research-based material, watching researched-based programs and by seeking advice from child development professionals.

Less is more

Less TV, cell phones, tablets and electronic devices leave more time for personal interaction. Adults should help children focus on talking, playing, reading, participating in chores, and general conversation which leads to better connectivity between children and their caregivers.

For questions or developmental concerns for children in your life, please call the Cobb & Douglas Public Health referral line at (770) 514-2759 and make a referral.

To learn more about child health and development, visit the following resources:

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/

http://autismnavigator.com/

http://www.pbs.org/parents/child-development/

http://p2pga.org/

 

Do you know of other helpful resources about child health and development? Please share them below!

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