East Cobber https://www.eastcobber.com Your source for East Cobb news & information Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:00:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.2 https://www.eastcobber.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/cropped-26-96x96.pngEast Cobberhttps://www.eastcobber.com 32 32 Make Way For March! Community Events, Feb. 24-March 3https://www.eastcobber.com/make-way-for-march-community-events-feb-24-march-3 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:00:41 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=95317 The Mt. Bethel UMC Children’s Consignment Sale takes place at the end of the coming week, meaning it’s time for March! Check out the many other events going in and around East Cobb below. If you’re looking for even more to do, visit our complete online calendar HERE. Free Mulch. Cobb EMC offers free mulch from the clearance […]

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The Mt. Bethel UMC Children’s Consignment Sale takes place at the end of the coming week, meaning it’s time for March! Check out the many other events going in and around East Cobb below. If you’re looking for even more to do, visit our complete online calendar HERE.

Free Mulch. Cobb EMC offers free mulch from the clearance maintenance of Cobb EMC power lines. It is available throughout the year and can be delivered when crews are in your area. More info: 678-355-3413.

TUESDAY AND SATURDAY

Feeding Time at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Join a naturalist for an in-depth look at one of their resident animals as they are being fed. 4pm. Admission: $10/Adult, $6/Child (3-12), $7/Senior 65+, $7/ Student (Ages 13 -18), Children 2 & under are free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.

EVERY FRIDAY

The Gritters Knitters. Do you knit, crochet, or work with yarn in anyway? If you would like to get together to craft, get inspired, and make new friends, then this group is for you. All skill levels are welcome the only requirement is your enthusiasm! Just bring your yarn and yourself. Fridays: 11am-1pm. Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2524

EVERY SATURDAY

Marietta Square Farmers Market features products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, cheese and other items. Saturday 9am-12pm. Rain or shine. Now open all year. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.

THROUGH FEBRUARY 25

31st Annual Pine Straw Sale. A fundraiser for Boy Scouts Troop 1011. To ensure home delivery, your order and payment must be received by February 24. Deliveries with in a 5-mile radius will be on Saturday, March 4th. 10-bale minimum for delivery, less than 10 bales must be picked up in the church parking lot. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. For ordering info: troop1011pinestraw@yahoo.com.

THROUGH FEBRUARY 24-26

Cobb County Junior Basketball Tournament Championships. Season and championship tournament for 6th-8th graders from Cobb, Cherokee, Paulding, North Fulton, Forsyth and Gwinnett schools. Most Saturday and Sunday games start between 9-11am, check website for updates on times and locations. Tickets: $5/adult; $ Cobb County Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta 3/student; 5 and under free. Final championship game at. More info: ccjbc.com.

THROUGH FEBRUARY 28

Roswell Roots Exhibit at the Smith Plantation. The Smith Plantation was built by slave labor in 1845. New exhibits will be discussing slave’s lives on the Smith Plantation. Free. 10am-4pm. Smith Plantation, 935 Alpharetta Highway, Roswell. More info: 770-641-3978.

THROUGH MARCH 18 

Backstage Pass: Baron Wolman and the Early Years of Rolling Stone. The magazine celebrates its 50th anniversary and Marietta Museum of History is the first location in Georgia to host this exhibit. Monday-Saturday: 10am-4pm. Admission: $7/Adult; $5/Seniors, Students. Museum Members and Children 5 and under are free. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street #200, Marietta More info: 770-794-5710 or MariettaHistory.org.

THROUGH MARCH 25

The Great American WEST: Featured works from Booth Western Art Museum. Features works on loan from the Booth Western Art Museum that survey the Western landscape, culture and history through the fine art of painting and sculpture. Tuesday-Friday: 11am – 5pm; Saturday: 11am-4pm; Sunday: 1-4pm. Adults: $8; Students (6-18 or with ID): $5; Seniors (65+): $5; Members: Free, Children (Under 6): Free Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1444 or mariettacobbartmuseum.org.

FEBRUARY 10-26

Million Dollar Quartet produced by Georgia Ensemble Theatre and the Atlanta Lyric Theatre. This Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Features a score of rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “That’s All Right,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line, and more. Thursday-Friday: 8pm. Saturday, February 25: 2pm. Sunday: 2pm. Tickets: $33-$58. The Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 404-377-9948 or atlantalyrictheatre.com.

FEBRUARY 16-MARCH 5

Having Our Say, The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years presented by Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Having Our Say celebrates women and men, African Americans, our country, and the indomitable human spirit. Fun for the whole family. Wednesday: 7:30pm. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Saturday matinee: 4pm. Sunday: 2:30pm. $30-$40/adults. Discounts available for seniors and students. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info/tickets: 770-641-1260 or get.org.

FEBRUARY 25

Designer Model Grand Opening at Edenton. Explore this active adult new community, tour the designer model. 11am-4pm. Edward Andrews Homes, 3535 Shallowford Road, Marietta. More info: Vanessa Hunter, 404-491-4877 or v.hunter@eahomes.com.

It’s Elementary–Be Cyber Safe. An interactive session designed to raise awareness about the importance of cyber safety and encourage safe practices. Information security expert Linda Hutchinson will share some kid-sized secrets for staying safe on the internet and social media. This 60-minute program is for children in grades K-5. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend with their child. Bring a mobile device or laptop if you wish. Free. 2-3pm. Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info/Register: 770-509-4964 or visit the Children’s Reference Desk.

FEBRUARY 28

The Circle of Health: Heart & Lungs 101. Kicking off WellStar’s Speaking about Wellness for Health Aging series for 2017. The heart and lungs are connected. Over a healthy dinner and dessert, learn how reducing the risk of disease in one organ has a positive effect on the others. 6-8 p.m. $10. Community & Education Room, East Cobb Health Park, 3747 Roswell Road NE, Marietta/East Cobb. Call 770-956-STAR (7827) to register.

Genealogy Society of Cobb County Georgia Meeting. Speaker: Annette Beasley McEachin, will share information about research strategies to find information about immigration and naturalization. 7-8pm. First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, 189 Church Street, Marietta, Georgia 30060. More info: ccgs@cobbgagensoc.org or cobbgagensoc.org.

MARCH 1

Travel Well, Travel Tips. Become more confident and knowledgeable about choosing the right trip. With the assistance of expert travel agent, Jennifer Hennequant, and travel blogger Dr. Elsa Nystrom you will be prepared to go on river cruises, visit national and international destinations. Free. 7-8pm. Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-509-2725 or cobbcat.org

MARCH 3-4

Mt. Bethel Spring/Summer Consignment and Baked Goods Sale. East Cobb’s best deals on toys; books; children’s furniture; sporting goods; spring and summer clothing; shoes; and gear for babies, kids, juniors, and expecting mothers. Proceeds made from the sale to support various missions. Friday 9am-7pm (no strollers allowed until 12pm). Saturday: 9am-12pm (all items 30% off). Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: mtbethelccs.com.

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Cobb Education SPLOST V: High School Projectshttps://www.eastcobber.com/cobb-education-splost-v-high-school-projects Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:00:43 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=95301 The following high schools are located in East Cobb: Kell High School, Lassiter High School, Pope High School, Sprayberry High School, Walton High School, and Wheeler High School. The EAST COBBER editorial staff researched the Ed-SPLOST V Notebook available on the Cobb County School District website, www.cobbk12.org/splost. To help East Cobbers to get a sense on how […]

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The following high schools are located in East Cobb: Kell High School, Lassiter High School, Pope High School, Sprayberry High School, Walton High School, and Wheeler High School. The EAST COBBER editorial staff researched the Ed-SPLOST V Notebook available on the Cobb County School District website, www.cobbk12.org/splost.

To help East Cobbers to get a sense on how their Ed-SPLOST V dollars will be spent, the EAST COBBER staff has listed below approved projects for each high school in East Cobb. Items listed are in no particular order.

FACILITY SUMMARY OF APPROVED PROJECTS (Kell, Lassiter, Pope, Sprayberry, Walton, Wheeler):

  1. Centralized Video System-Enhance the district’s coaxial network;
  2. District Network Enhancement/Maintenance-Maintainthe district network;
  3. District Phone System Enhancement/Replacement-Replace and maintain the district’s telephony and network equipment
  4. District Servers Replacement-Replace school servers;
  5. Electrical-Lighting-Interior-High Bay-Replace existing gymnasium light fixtures with high bay LED fixtures;
  6. Growth, Replacement, & Maintenance of Fine Arts Instruments and Equipment-Musical instruments, digital music technologies, kilns, and visual arts equipment;
  7. Learning Management System-Common digital platform for students, teachers, school leaders, and parents to access learning resources, content, & learning supports;
  8. Learning Resources-Publisher produced and locally developed content to align with the instructional and learning needs of teachers and students as it aligns with the Cobb Teaching and Learning standards;
  9. Network Access Control-Provide network security;
  10. Obsolete Audio Visual Equipment Enhancement/Replacement-Classrooms-Replace and maintain audio visual equipment for classrooms;
  11. Obsolete Computing Device Replacement-Teachers & Staff-Replacement of computing devices for teachers;
  12. Obsolete Interactive Classroom Devices Enhancement/Replacement-Replace and maintain interactive devices in classroom;
  13. Obsolete Print/Copy/Duplicate Solution-Replacement/Maintenance-Replace and maintain duplication equipment;
  14. School Security Improvements-Exterior-CCSD facilities need to be accessible to many people during and after normal hours. Increased security needs require that staff members be confident that the doors, windows, and locks can completely control access to each facility. This program will provide controlled access to only authorized personnel, identify any person or groups in the building when they enter as well as numerous other features;
  15. School Security Improvements-Interior-Provide security modifications and upgrades for schools by improving interior accessibility as well as strengthened infrastructure where appropriate. Such improvements will provide a greater level of safety and enhance the security within the school facilities.
  16. Sitework – Athletic & Recreational Surfacing-Artificial Turf- Replace artificial turf on football field.

FOR LASSITER HIGH SCHOOL:

  1. Finishes-Flooring-VET & Carpeting-Replace flooring;
  2. Mechanical-HVAC-Replace HVAC in building 5020;
  3. Renovation-HS-Renovate existing theater.

FOR POPE HIGH SCHOOL: 

  1. Addition-Concession/Toilets Demolish-Existing toilet rooms and concession building at football stadium and build new.

FOR SPRAYBERRY HIGH SCHOOL: 

  1. Addition-HIGH SCHOOL Gymnasium-Addition of new gymnasium;
  2. Addition-Site Elements Relocation-Relocation of existing underground utilities.

FOR WALTON HIGH SCHOOL: 

  1. Addition-Concession/Toilets-Construct softball field house & toilet/concession/scorekeep building; Sitework-Athletic Fields-Site development for and construction of new softball field and tennis courts, & athletic amenities, including parking.

FOR WHEELER HIGH SCHOOL:

  1. Addition-HS-(Less than 20,000 GSF) Construct softball toilet/ concession/scorekeeper building equipment;
  2. Renovation-HS-Renovate existing classrooms to include STEM classrooms; Renovate existing magnet building for standard classrooms;
  3. Sitework-Softball Field-Relocate softball field; includes concessions/toilet/scorekeepers building.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Cobb Education SPLOST Vhttps://www.eastcobber.com/frequently-asked-questions-about-cobb-education-splost-v Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:00:05 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=95294 At the Cobb County School District Board Meeting on October 27, 2016, the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax V (Ed-SPLOST V) Resolution was approved calling for a Special Election on March 21, 2017. Here are some questions frequently asked about Ed-SPLOST V, with answers provided by the Cobb County School District: Why do we still need SPLOST? Because […]

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At the Cobb County School District Board Meeting on October 27, 2016, the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax V (Ed-SPLOST V) Resolution was approved calling for a Special Election on March 21, 2017. Here are some questions frequently asked about Ed-SPLOST V, with answers provided by the Cobb County School District:

Why do we still need SPLOST?

Because Cobb’s learning environments and infrastructure require ongoing maintenance and to continue providing the most effective instructional resources for Cobb students. Ed-SPLOST I (1999-2003) and Ed-SPLOST II (2004- 2008) were responsive to years of rapid population growth, providing for construction of 21 new schools, 1,982 new classrooms and funding a myriad of capital improvements.

When enrollment trends flattened after 2008, the District’s needs shifted toward revitalization of outdated facilities. Many Cobb schools are more than 40 years old and have inadequate space and resources to best serve students. Ed-SPLOST III (2009-2013) and Ed-SPLOST IV (2014-2018) focused on giving new life to existing facilities, replacing some of the oldest and least efficient school buildings and refreshing the District’s technology resources and infrastructure.

Ed-SPLOST V (2019-2023) will concentrate on construction of new classrooms with the goal of housing approximately 2000 new students projected to enter the District within the next five years. Ed-SPLOST V will also continue to focus on modernizing the District’s older schools and facilities.

Don’t my property taxes pay for these school improvements?

About 90 percent of the district’s operating budget, which is augmented by state funding and local property taxes, goes directly to support the classroom with payment of salaries for teachers, administrators, bus drivers, food service employees, custodians, and other staff. The other 10 percent pays for items such as textbooks and supplies, as well as utilities such as fuel, gas, electricity and water. State funding and local property taxes do not provide for regular building maintenance or for technology enhancements. Prior to Ed-SPLOST, the district issued bonds that had to be paid back over many years with interest and resulted in a property tax increase.

Who provides oversight of the SPLOST program?

The District’s executive director for Ed-SPLOST monitors bidding for projects to ensure that design and construction stay within projected costs, and that projects are completed on time. In addition, the Board of Education has appointed a panel of local businesspeople, the Facilities & Technology Citizens Oversight Committee, that meets monthly to review all bids and verify that the Ed-SPLOST program is operating efficiently and maximizing taxpayer dollars. Finally, an outside firm conducts an annual performance audit of the Ed-SPLOST program. The performance audits are available on the District web site.

What is planned for my school?

Every one of Cobb’s 114 schools will see improvements through Ed-SPLOST V (2019-2023). Check with your school principal or visit www.cobbk12.org/splost for a list of planned projects.

Source: Cobb County School District website

 

 

 

 

 

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Cobb Education SPLOST Vote Scheduled For March 21https://www.eastcobber.com/cobb-education-splost-vote-scheduled-for-march-21 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:00:05 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=95287 At the Cobb County School Board Meeting on October 27, 2016, the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax V (Ed-SPLOST V) Resolution was approved calling for a Special Election on March 21, 2017. SPLOST stands for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. It is a one-cent tax on all consumer goods that must be approved by voters in a referendum. Education […]

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At the Cobb County School Board Meeting on October 27, 2016, the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax V (Ed-SPLOST V) Resolution was approved calling for a Special Election on March 21, 2017. SPLOST stands for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. It is a one-cent tax on all consumer goods that must be approved by voters in a referendum. Education SPLOST (Ed-SPLOST) receipts can be used only for school-related capital improvements.

The current Ed-SPLOST expires Dec. 31, 2018. The Ed-SPLOST V Notebook outlines the proposed receipts and expenditures associated with the approved Resolution as well as listing approved projects for each school. You can access the Notebook at www.cobbk12.org/splost. A referendum will be held Tuesday, March 21 to extend the tax another five years.

The following is pulled from the Cobb County School District’s website and provides an outline of how the Ed–SPLOST V revenues would be spent:

REVENUE (Projected Total Ed-SPLOST Revenue – 5 years)

  • Cobb County Schools $797,022,000;
  • City of Marietta Schools $ 62,846,000
  • TOTAL $859,508,000.

COBB COUNTY EXPENDITURES

  • New/Replacement Facilities $165,000,000;
  • Additions/Modifications $206,000,000;
  • Infrastructure/Individual School Needs $103,000,000;
  • Safety, Security, and Support $150,022,000;
  • Academic/Technology $173,000,000.

CITY OF MARIETTA SCHOOLS EXPENDITURES $62,846,000

New and Replacement Facilities

  • Ed-SPLOST V calls for replacement facilities for Eastvalley, Harmony Leland, and King Springs Elementary Schools, and a new Smyrna Area Middle School;
  • Constructing approximately 210 new classrooms.

Additions/Modifications

  • Adding to existing facilities approximately 137 classrooms (26 at middle school level and 111 at high school level);
  • Constructing major additions/modifications/renovations at the following locations: Campbell, Hillgrove, Lassiter, North Cobb, Osborne, Pebblebrook, South Cobb, Sprayberry, Walton and Wheeler high schools, and Dickerson, Dodgen, and Lovinggood middle schools.

Maintenance/Renovation

  • Maintenance projects including new canopies, roofing, toilet room renovations, playground equipment, flooring, painting, lighting upgrades, energy management systems, HVAC, plumbing, and various electrical upgrades;
  • Artificial turf replacement;
  • Renovations to food service facilities and replacement of large kitchen equipment

Safety, Security, and Support

  • Continue to improve school safety by adding access controls, surveillance cameras, security fencing, signage, traffic controls and replacing the outdated radio communications system;
  • Provide support functions, including school buses, maintenance vehicles and equipment, school-level equipment for growth and replacement, student information systems enhancement and replacement of the human resources, payroll, and financialapplications and equipment;
  • Renovations and equipment purchases to serve students with disabilities and comply with accessibility provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Academic/Technology

  • Continue to maintain the existing technology infrastructure, as well as upgrading servers, network access control, data center equipment, and phone systems;
  • Replace obsolete computing devices, printers, and copiers for classrooms and schools, updating interactive classroom devices, band instruments, instruments and equipment for general/choral instruction;
  • Purchase of instructional materials and digital resources;
  • Renovations to support innovative learning spaces such as STEM labs, Learning Commons, and Robotics labs.

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‘Know Your Heart’ With WellStar Cardiac Screeningshttps://www.eastcobber.com/know-your-heart-with-wellstar-cardiac-screenings Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:12:25 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=95277 The WellStar Cardiac Network offers special screenings to help patients determine their heart health and risk for cardiovascular disease. These screenings are offered in East Cobb, Acworth, Marietta, Roswell and Woodstock. Each “Know Your Heart” recipient receives a personalized test with with test results reviewed with a WellStar Medical Group Cardiovascular Medicine provider. The consultation also […]

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The WellStar Cardiac Network offers special screenings to help patients determine their heart health and risk for cardiovascular disease. These screenings are offered in East Cobb, Acworth, Marietta, Roswell and Woodstock.

Each “Know Your Heart” recipient receives a personalized test with with test results reviewed with a WellStar Medical Group Cardiovascular Medicine provider. The consultation also includes risk factor education, diet, weight and exercise recommendations:

  • Heart screen: $99/individual or $149/couple;
  • Basic risk assessment: $49 individual;
  • Advanced risk assessment: $139/individual.

Call 770-956-STAR (7827) to determine your eligibility and to schedule an appointment.

 

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‘Iron Chef’ Judge To Host Dinner At Sage Social Kitchenhttps://www.eastcobber.com/iron-chef-judge-to-host-dinner-at-sage-social-kitchen Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:06:35 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=95266 Food Network Iron Chef America Judge and Italian culinary expert Mario Rizzotti is bringing his “4 the Love of Italian Food” tour to Sage Social Kitchen & Bar in East Cobb on Thursday, Feb. 23. Rizzotti’s national restaurant tour is part of his crusade to teach Americans how to eat healthy through authentic, Italian cuisine. The […]

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Food Network Iron Chef America Judge and Italian culinary expert Mario Rizzotti is bringing his “4 the Love of Italian Food” tour to Sage Social Kitchen & Bar in East Cobb on Thursday, Feb. 23. Rizzotti’s national restaurant tour is part of his crusade to teach Americans how to eat healthy through authentic, Italian cuisine. The “4 the Love of Italian Food” tour visits a different state every month, and within each state, tours through “4 cities, 4 restaurants, in 4 days.” Sage Social Kitchen & Bar was selected as one of the four restaurants in Georgia. Rizzotti will be teaming with their Chef, Jose Santiago, and together will prepare and host an Italian dinner, authentic to the cuisine and style of meals served in Italy.

Rizzotti, a native of Rome, Italy, has been promoting authentic, Italian food products since he moved to the U.S. more than 20 years ago. After starting in the U.S. as a dishwasher in restaurants, Rizzoti’s career in the culinary industry escalated. In 2002 he partnered with Academia Barilla, where he became an Italian Culinary Expert. Three years later he joined Food Network’s Iron Chef America show where he has been called to judge meals prepared by celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Bobby Flay and more.

Rizzotti’s “4 the Love of Italian Food Tour” is targeted to small- and mid-sized cities throughout the U.S. where Rizzotti, accompanied by chef Adam Weisell, owner of Aurelia Osteria in Chicago, teams with local chefs and restaurant owners to co-host an authentic, Italian dinner in support of good health. Restaurant guests will be introduced to dishes they may have never heard of before which include ingredients that are true products of Italy. Each dinner event is themed around an authentic Italian food product, i.e EVOO (extra virgin olive oil). During the dinner, Rizzotti educates guests on how to distinguish authentic, Italian products from fake, and how incorporating these ingredients into their diet every day can improve their overall health.

Mario explains, “There are products that are what we call Italian sounding, meaning they look and sound like real Italian ingredients but are not. In some cases, Americans are getting completely ripped off. They think the extra virgin olive oil they use is good for them, where in reality, a large percentage of extra virgin olive oil sold in the U.S. is not really extra virgin and may not even be oil made from olives. It could be loaded with fillers, like partially hydrogenated soybean oil, which is a trans-fat that can do more harm than good. I started out helping people understand the difference between real Italian products and fake, now my journey has new meaning. I love the United States but see a country that is eating themselves sick through poor food choices. Diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure are increasing even in our youth. Right now, Americans are in a love affair with Italian food which is great. I don’t have to persuade them to embrace Italian cuisine, I just have to teach them how to select the right products for better health, and remind them to consume their authentic EVOO every day.”

James Liakakos, owner of Infinite Dining Group commented, “We are extremely honored that Mario Rizzotti’s team has chosen Sage Social Kitchen & Bar to represent Atlanta on the “4 the Love of Italian Food Tour.” My family is from a long line of Greek immigrants, and I’ve always cherished Mediterranean cuisine. Authentic Italian cuisine is a feast for the senses, and we are humbled to host Mario Rizzotti on February 23rd.”

Mario and Adam will be at Sage Social Kitchen, 1401 Johnson Ferry Rd #334, Marietta, GA., Thursday, Feb. 23. A special meet-and-greet with Mario will take place from 5:30—6:30 p.m. and is available on a first come, first serve basis. Dinner will follow at 6:30 pm. The cost is $125 per person, plus tax and 18 percent gratuity. Seating is limited. Those interested in attending the dinner event can make a reservation by calling Sage Social Kitchen & Bar at 770-874-8330.

About Sage Social Kitchen: Sage Social Kitchen & Bar is a fresh new restaurant concept which opened its doors in November of 2016 to become the 4th location for the Sage family of restaurants in the Metropolitan Atlanta area. The new East Cobb location is directly across the street from Whole Foods, and hosts a fresh, exciting menu with a luxurious and inviting ambience. Recently, the restaurant was awarded a coveted 2017 “Diner’s Choice Award” by its customers from OpenTable.com. Visit www.SageSocialKitchen.com/marietta to learn more or book a table.

Mario Rizzotti is an acclaimed television personality and Italian culinary expert who lives by one simple motto, “a meal is not the consumption of food, but rather a celebration of Dolce Vita.” TV audiences know him best as the seasoned yet approachable judge on The Food Network’s “Iron Chef America,” where he was called to judge Iron Chefs like Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Marc Forgione, Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto and more. After leaving Rome, Italy in his early twenties, Mario moved to the U.S. and has been educating food lovers everywhere about authentic Italian ingredients. As Italian Culinary Expert for Academia Barilla, Mario helped consumers understand the differences in olive oils, balsamic vinegars, Italian cheeses and cured meats, and how to distinguish real Italian products. He has been asked to Emcee and judge at numerous culinary events including Chicago Gourmet, Gelato World Tour, Bellavita Expo and more, and is often sought after for advice when chefs open new restaurants and create new menus. For more information on Mario, visit www.mariorizzotti.com.

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Nominate Your Pet For Our Pet Of The Month!https://www.eastcobber.com/nominate-your-pet-for-our-pet-of-the-month Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:43:24 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=95261 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 your […]

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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.

Pet’s Name:
Animal/Breed:
Age & Gender:
Favorite Food:
Favorite Person:
Best Trick:
Turn Ons:
Turn Offs:
Favorite Toy:
Last Seen:
What makes your pet so special:
Owner’s Name:

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We Have A Winner!!! Facebook Friday Freebie!https://www.eastcobber.com/we-have-a-winner-facebook-friday-freebie-30 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:05:26 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=95256 Happy Friday! Is everyone ready for our fav time of the week? That’s right- it’s time to announce this week’s Facebook Friday Freebie winner! The winner of the tickets to see Elvis Lives is  …………Chuck Papandrea! Congrats Chuck!!!!! Please email tiffanie@eastcobber.com to claim your fantastic freebie! Congrats!   Didn’t win? Don’t despair! EAST COBBER brings […]

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Happy Friday! Is everyone ready for our fav time of the week? That’s right- it’s time to announce this week’s Facebook Friday Freebie winner! The winner of the tickets to see Elvis Lives is  …………Chuck Papandrea! Congrats Chuck!!!!! Please email tiffanie@eastcobber.com to claim your fantastic freebie! Congrats!

 

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Facebook Friday Freebie! Win a Pair of tickets to Elvis Lives Tour at the FOX Theatre!https://www.eastcobber.com/facebook-friday-freebie-win-a-pair-of-tickets-to-elvis-lives-tour-at-the-fox-theatre https://www.eastcobber.com/facebook-friday-freebie-win-a-pair-of-tickets-to-elvis-lives-tour-at-the-fox-theatre#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:25:30 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=95237 The King of Rock N’ Roll is back and at the FOX Theatre on March 9th!! For this week’s Facebook Friday Freebie, the EAST COBBER has teamed up with FOX Theatre to giveaway 2 tickets to see ELVIS LIVES “The Ultimate Tribute Artist Event” on March 9th at 7:30pm. Don’t miss this amazing event!! Enter […]

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The King of Rock N’ Roll is back and at the FOX Theatre on March 9th!! For this week’s Facebook Friday Freebie, the EAST COBBER has teamed up with FOX Theatre to giveaway 2 tickets to see ELVIS LIVES “The Ultimate Tribute Artist Event” on March 9th at 7:30pm. Don’t miss this amazing event!!
Enter to win  TWO Tickets to see Elvis Lives at the Fox Theatre!

The Freebie:
One lucky winner will win TWO Tickets to see Elvis Lives “ The Ultimate Tribute Artist Event” at the Fox Theatre on March 9th, 7:30pm.

Elvis Lives is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis’ life. His iconic style, embraced by many of today’s artists, continues to intrigue audiences of all generations. Featuring finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises’ worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, as well as a tribute to Ann-Margret, audiences can’t help falling in love with this phenomenal theatrical concert experience.

Buy tickets link: http://bit.ly/2kjm8Ev or at http://foxtheatre.org

To Enter the Freebie:
Go to http://www.facebook.com/eastcobber, and let us know your favorite Elvis song!

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 Fox Theatre for this week’s freebie!
Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree St NE,
Atlanta, GA 30308
https://www.facebook.com/elvislivestour/
https://www.facebook.com/TheFoxTheatreAtlanta/

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This Week’s Best Bets: Community Events, Feb. 17-24https://www.eastcobber.com/this-weeks-best-bets-community-events-feb-17-24 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:00:38 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=95227 The Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s production of “Million Dollar Quartet” continues through this week, just one of many great events to enjoy in and around East Cobb. If you’re looking for even more to do, visit our complete online calendar HERE. Free Mulch. Cobb EMC offers free mulch from the clearance maintenance of Cobb EMC power lines. It […]

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The Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s production of “Million Dollar Quartet” continues through this week, just one of many great events to enjoy in and around East Cobb. If you’re looking for even more to do, visit our complete online calendar HERE.

Free Mulch. Cobb EMC offers free mulch from the clearance maintenance of Cobb EMC power lines. It is available throughout the year and can be delivered when crews are in your area. More info: 678-355-3413.

TUESDAY AND SATURDAY

Feeding Time at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Join a naturalist for an in-depth look at one of their resident animals as they are being fed. 4pm. Admission: $10/Adult, $6/Child (3-12), $7/Senior 65+, $7/ Student (Ages 13 -18), Children 2 & under are free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 or www.chattnaturecenter.org.

EVERY FRIDAY

The Gritters Knitters. Do you knit, crochet, or work with yarn in anyway? If you would like to get together to craft, get inspired, and make new friends, then this group is for you. All skill levels are welcome the only requirement is your enthusiasm! Just bring your yarn and yourself. Fridays: 11am-1pm. Gritters Library, 880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta. More info: 770-528-2524

EVERY SATURDAY

Marietta Square Farmers Market features products that are grown and produced in Georgia, including produce, plants, honey, breads, cheese and other items. Saturday 9am-12pm. Rain or shine. Now open all year. Glover Park-Marietta Square. More info: 770-499-9393 or mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net.

THROUGH FEBRUARY 25

31st Annual Pine Straw Sale. A fundraiser for Boy Scouts Troop 1011. To ensure home delivery, your order and payment must be received by February 24. Deliveries with in a 5-mile radius will be on Saturday, March 4th. 10-bale minimum for delivery, less than 10 bales must be picked up in the church parking lot. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. For ordering info: troop1011pinestraw@yahoo.com.

THROUGH FEBRUARY 24-26

Cobb County Junior Basketball Tournament Championships. Season and championship tournament for 6th-8th graders from Cobb, Cherokee, Paulding, North Fulton, Forsyth and Gwinnett schools. Most Saturday and Sunday games start between 9-11am, check website for updates on times and locations. Tickets: $5/adult; $ Cobb County Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta 3/student; 5 and under free. Final championship game at. More info: ccjbc.com.

THROUGH FEBRUARY 28

Roswell Roots Exhibit at the Smith Plantation. The Smith Plantation was built by slave labor in 1845. New exhibits will be discussing slave’s lives on the Smith Plantation. Free. 10am-4pm. Smith Plantation, 935 Alpharetta Highway, Roswell. More info: 770-641-3978.

THROUGH MARCH 18 

Backstage Pass: Baron Wolman and the Early Years of Rolling Stone. The magazine celebrates its 50th anniversary and Marietta Museum of History is the first location in Georgia to host this exhibit. Monday-Saturday: 10am-4pm. Admission: $7/Adult; $5/Seniors, Students. Museum Members and Children 5 and under are free. Marietta Museum of History, 1 Depot Street #200, Marietta More info: 770-794-5710 or MariettaHistory.org.

THROUGH MARCH 25

The Great American WEST: Featured works from Booth Western Art Museum. Features works on loan from the Booth Western Art Museum that survey the Western landscape, culture and history through the fine art of painting and sculpture. Tuesday-Friday: 11am – 5pm; Saturday: 11am-4pm; Sunday: 1-4pm. Adults: $8; Students (6-18 or with ID): $5; Seniors (65+): $5; Members: Free, Children (Under 6): Free Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1444 or mariettacobbartmuseum.org.

FEBRUARY 10-26

Million Dollar Quartet produced by Georgia Ensemble Theatre and the Atlanta Lyric Theatre. This Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Features a score of rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “That’s All Right,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line, and more. Thursday-Friday: 8pm. Saturday, February 25: 2pm. Sunday: 2pm. Tickets: $33-$58. The Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More info: 404-377-9948 or atlantalyrictheatre.com.

FEBRUARY 18

West African Rhythms a day devoted to the music of West Africa. Founders of DrumRise demonstrate the drumming techniques they learned from Guinean master drummer Mamady Keita. After a brief lesson, stay and join in the drum circle. Free.11am-1:30pm. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. More info: 770-640-3855 or barrington-hall.org.

FEBRUARY 16-MARCH 5

Having Our Say, The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years presented by Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Having Our Say celebrates women and men, African Americans, our country, and the indomitable human spirit. Fun for the whole family. Wednesday: 7:30pm. Thursday-Saturday: 8pm. Saturday matinee: 4pm. Sunday: 2:30pm. $30-$40/adults. Discounts available for seniors and students. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. More info/tickets: 770-641-1260 or get.org.

FEBRUARY 18

Duo “2”: Chamber Music for Flute & Piano: European and American Masters presented as part of the St. Catherine’s concert series. 7:30pm. Free. St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, 571 Holt Road, Marietta 30068. More info: 770-971-2839 or stcatherines.org.

FEBRUARY 19

Docent Orientation at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. This introductory class will explore the various areas of education volunteering, including leading guided hikes, interpreting exhibits around the grounds, and leading animal presentations. 12:30-5pm. Ages 10-adult. Register by February 9 (Children 16 and under must have an adult). Free. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055, ext. 238, or chattnaturecenter.org.

FEBRUARY 20

Town Hall Meeting with State Representative John Carson and State Senator Judson Hill. 7-8pm. Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 404-656-0287, john.carson@house.ga.gov or judson.hill@senate.ga.gov.

FEBRUARY 20-23

Drivers Education presented by Marietta/Cobb Driver’s Education. 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of individual training behind the wheel. This program meets the requirements for Joshua’s Law and qualifies for the Teen Driver’s Education insurance discount. Monday-Thursday and Saturday only offerings. 8am-4pm. $385. Dodgen Middle School, 1725 Bill Murdock Road, Marietta. More info: 770-429-3170 or mariettacobbdriverseducation.com.

FEBRUARY 20-24

Cobb County School District Winter Break. All Cobb County schools will be closed.

 

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