East Cobber https://www.eastcobber.com Your source for East Cobb news & information Sat, 01 Oct 2016 01:11:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1 https://www.eastcobber.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/cropped-26-96x96.pngEast Cobberhttps://www.eastcobber.com 32 32 We Have A Winner!!! Facebook Friday Freebie!https://www.eastcobber.com/we-have-a-winner-facebook-friday-freebie-10 Sat, 01 Oct 2016 01:11:31 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=91431 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 a pair of tickets to The Vineyard Cafe and Dinner Theatre for Birds of a Feather is …………Maryann Penachio Winter! Congrats Maryann!! Please email tiffanie@eastcobber.com to claim your […]

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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 a pair of tickets to The Vineyard Cafe and Dinner Theatre for Birds of a Feather is …………Maryann Penachio Winter! Congrats Maryann!! Please email tiffanie@eastcobber.com to claim your fantastic freebie! Congrats!

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Tin Lizzy’s Cantina To Open At The Avenue East Cobb In Octoberhttps://www.eastcobber.com/tin-lizzys-cantina-to-open-at-the-avenue-east-cobb-in-october Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:00:34 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=91419 Atlanta-based Tin Lizzy’s Cantina continues to grow across the metro area. Tin Lizzy’s plans to bring its lively atmosphere, chilled margaritas and famous FlexMex cuisine to The Avenue East Cobb in October. Tin Lizzy’s is already well-known as the No. 1 spot for fun food, fresh flavors and specialty cocktails, with nine existing locations throughout […]

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Atlanta-based Tin Lizzy’s Cantina continues to grow across the metro area. Tin Lizzy’s plans to bring its lively atmosphere, chilled margaritas and famous FlexMex cuisine to The Avenue East Cobb in October.

Tin Lizzy’s is already well-known as the No. 1 spot for fun food, fresh flavors and specialty cocktails, with nine existing locations throughout metro Atlanta.

Tin Lizzy’s is actively looking to hire experienced local managers and dedicated employees to work at The Avenue East Cobb location. Qualified candidates are encouraged to visit tinlizzyscantina.com/work.html for more information and send resumes to Colleen Spahr at colleen@tinlizzyscantina.com.

Tin Lizzy’s cantina offers delicious FlexMex cuisine. For the unfamiliar, FlexMex resembles Tex-Mex, but is comprised and influenced by many cultures, and is also an attitude or experience that evokes a feeling of belonging and pure awesomeness. Known for fun food with unique flavors, the Atlanta-born and -based restaurant and bar serves more than 25 soft tacos, quesadillas, specialty skillets and more. Diners can customize their meal with a variety of fresh ingredients and enjoy one of the many specialty margaritas or cocktails from the bar.

For more information about Tin Lizzy’s Cantina, visit tinlizzyscantina.com.

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Boxerstock Music Festival Offers Full Day of Family Funhttps://www.eastcobber.com/boxerstock-music-festival-offers-full-day-of-family-fun Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:15:26 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=91355 The ninth annual Boxerstock Music Festival, which benefits Atlanta Boxer Rescue, will take place on Sunday, October 23 from noon to 6 p.m. at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. This year’s event promises to be the best ever, featuring live music from Atlanta’s very own, Yacht Rock Schooner! Boxerstock is a family and dog-friendly event, welcoming well-behaved dogs of all breeds. Sponsor C&C Fence Company will provide […]

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The ninth annual Boxerstock Music Festival, which benefits Atlanta Boxer Rescue, will take place on Sunday, October 23 from noon to 6 p.m. at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. This year’s event promises to be the best ever, featuring live music from Atlanta’s very own, Yacht Rock Schooner!

Boxerstock is a family and dog-friendly event, welcoming well-behaved dogs of all breeds. Sponsor C&C Fence Company will provide two fenced mini-dog parks, one for large dogs and one for smaller canine attendees to roam off leash. Trainers from sponsor K-9 Coach/Bed & Bark will be available for dog training tips and demos throughout the day. Microchipping for dogs that have current vaccinations and proof of ownership will be available for $25 per dog. Atlanta food truck vendors Mix’d Up, Yoli’s Street Food, Brat So Stop, Peace of Pita, and Mr. C’s Barbecue will serve delicious food at the park throughout the day.

This year’s musical lineup includes some of the area’s finest artists and will be headlined by Yacht Rock Schooner with a two hour performance. Apostles of Soul will channel the best of soul and blues, while bringing their own unforgettable charm. Winner of Kenny Chesney’s Next Big Star contest and CMT’s Music city Madness, Kurt Thomas, will captivate with his original music and country favorites. Cody Matlock is back by popular demand with his blazing guitar solos, soulful vocals, and smokin’ hot blues. Chequered Blue will round out the day’s entertainment with favorite covers performed by talented Atlanta Boxer Rescue volunteers.The music starts at noon and continues throughout the day until 6 p.m.

This year’s Boxerstock features a Kids’ Village that will have inflatables, carnival style games, face painting, kid’s art contest, and a second stage for kid-friendly entertainment.

Other planned events include a silent auction, dog costume contest, best trick contest, agility and other canine performance demos. A variety of merchandise from over sixty vendors will be available for purchase, and dogs and owners can have their pictures taken with Santa. Atlanta Boxer Rescue volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about adopting, fostering or volunteering. Those interested in adopting a boxer at the event or fostering should submit their online application as soon as possible.

“The funds we raise at Boxerstock are critical to the ongoing success of our rescue efforts,” said Dianne DaLee, president of Atlanta Boxer Rescue.

This article originally appeared in the EAST COBBER September 2016 issue.

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Facebook Friday Freebie! Enter to Win a TWO Tickets to Dinner and a Play at The Vineyard Cafe to see Birds of a Feather aka The Bird Cage!! ($84)https://www.eastcobber.com/facebook-friday-freebie-enter-to-win-a-two-tickets-to-dinner-and-a-play-at-the-vineyard-cafe-to-see-birds-of-a-feather-aka-the-bird-cage-84 https://www.eastcobber.com/facebook-friday-freebie-enter-to-win-a-two-tickets-to-dinner-and-a-play-at-the-vineyard-cafe-to-see-birds-of-a-feather-aka-the-bird-cage-84#comments Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:00:20 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=91416 Nothing like going to a dinner and a live show especially when it’s so close to home! We are giving away 2 tickets to see Birds of a Feather AKA The Bird Cage at The Vineyard Cafe and Dinner Theatre! Winner gets to choose either 10/14 or 10/21 show at 7pm. You will get to […]

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Nothing like going to a dinner and a live show especially when it’s so close to home! We are giving away 2 tickets to see Birds of a Feather AKA The Bird Cage at The Vineyard Cafe and Dinner Theatre! Winner gets to choose either 10/14 or 10/21 show at 7pm. You will get to enjoy a buffet style dinner and a show! Enter to win a pair of tickets to The Vineyard Cafe and Dinner Theatre for Birds of a Feather aka The Bird Cage!

The Freebie:

One lucky winner will win a pair of tickets to The Vineyard Cafe and Dinner Theatre for Birds of a Feather aka The Bird Cage! Winner chooses 10/14 or 10/21 shows!

The Vineyard Cafe

Please come in and enjoy our warm and charming atmosphere overlooking Historic Marietta Square. Everything is made from scratch and stands out above the rest. If you can make it to the second floor you won’t be sorry!

Their reputation for their Cafe Chicken Salad Croissant, loaded with cranberries and almonds is growing. They’ve been told it’s “the best I’ve ever had”! They use only fresh ingredients and have prepared a menu that is unique and full of flavor.

They also offer daily specials like our Philly Cheesesteak and Vineyard Grilled Cheese with tomato and Applewood bacon that are guaranteed to have you coming back for more. On Sundays we offer several Brunch entrees.

The Vineyard Cafe is the perfect destination for your next lunch meeting, impromptu tea party or enjoying your meal in the park with lunch-to-go.

About the Dinner and Show

The show is Birds of a Feather aka The Bird Cage, and adaption of the 1973 French farce La Cage aux Folles. Armand Goldman owns a popular drag nightclub in South Miami Beach. His long-time lover, Albert, stars there as Starina. “Their” son Val (actually Armand’s by his one heterosexual fling, twenty years before) comes home to announce his engagement to Barbara Keeley, daughter of Kevin Keeley, US Senator, and co-founder of the Committee for Moral Order. The Senator and family descend upon South Beach to meet Val, his father and “mother.” What ensues is utter comic chaos

The buffet style dinner will consist of a garden salad, a choice of two entrees, two veggies, rolls, beverage and dessert. The menu will vary for each show in our season.  Wine and Beer will be sold separately.

Seating is very limited so tickets will need to be purchased in advance and can be up to 24 hours in advance of the show date.We can take credit card information in person or over the phone and will email you a confirmation number.

To Enter the Freebie:

Go to http://www.facebook.com/eastcobber, and tell us your favorite Fall recipe!

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 The Vineyard Cafe for this week’s freebie!

21 W. Park Square, NE

Marietta,  GA  30060

Cafe: (678) 581 3771

www.facebook.com/The-Vineyard-Cafe

www.thevineyardcafe.com

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Fall For Fun! Community Events September 30-October 6https://www.eastcobber.com/fall-for-fun-community-events-september-30-october-6 Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:15:32 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=91352 Pumpkin patches, fall festivals and fun around every corner – that’s Fall in East Cobb!   SEPTEMBER 26-OCTOBER 2 57th Annual Atlanta AAUW Book Fair presented by American Association of University of Women, (AAUW). Over 75,000 gently used books at bargain prices. Profits are used for scholarships, fellowships and community programs. Special opening night, Monday: […]

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Pumpkin patches, fall festivals and fun around every corner – that’s Fall in East Cobb!

 

SEPTEMBER 26-OCTOBER 2

57th Annual Atlanta AAUW Book Fair presented by American Association of University of Women, (AAUW). Over 75,000 gently used books at bargain prices. Profits are used for scholarships, fellowships and community programs. Special opening night, Monday: 6-9pm. ($10). Open daily starting Tuesday: 10am-9pm; Sunday: 12-7pm. Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. More info: books@aauwatlanta.org or bookfairaauw.org.

 

SEPTEMBER 30

Glover Park Concert Series. Soul Purpose (Motown). 8pm (rain or shine). Free. Only blankets and lawn chairs are allowed inside of Glover Park. Tables may be reserved: $45 for six and $55 for eight. Glover Park, 50 North Park Square, Marietta. More info: 770-794-5601 or mariettaga.gov.

 

OCTOBER 1

5th Annual Spirit Girls Day presented by WellStar. Free health screenings, interactive Ask the Experts health and wellness information booths, engaging and entertaining keynote speaker, health and wellness breakout sessions and a nutritious boxed lunch. 9am-1pm. $10/participant. Cobb Performing Arts Center, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. More info/to register: WellStar, 770-956-7827.

8th Annual Oktoberfest presented by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Festival features German food, music, and heritage, children’s games and entertainment, and a craft vendor fair. 10am-7pm. Craft fair-10am-4:30pm. $5/adult, $2/children or to support MUST Ministry Food Pantry admission is 6 cans of nonperishable food for each adult admission and 2 cans for children ages 2-12. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2922 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-4600 or holytrinitymarietta.org.

Love Is All It Takes presented by Nicey’s Heart of Restoration and Eagle Vision Productions. A theatrical production that is not just a title, but a standard. There are so many issues that are plaguing our society today. These issues rage from domestic abuse, neglect of our children, sex trafficking, and the breakdown of family structure just to name a few. This stage play is one way to be a part of the solution to bring the foundation of family back together. 1:30pm and 6:30pm. Tickets: $20-$35. The Art Place Theatre, 3336 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-744-7981, eaglevp.com or eventbrite.com.

 

OCTOBER 2

Magnolia Ball. For seniors and elderly in the community. 4-6pm. This event is free but a reservation is required. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info/RSVP: 770-794-2968.

Thinking of Home Tour. Celtic Thunder’s star and Ireland’s premier tenor and performer Paul Byrom returns by popular demand. Singing songs from all his albums and many more. 3-5pm. General admission ticket price: $35; Meet and Greet + admission ticket price: $50. Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. More info/tickets: 770-794-9544 or www.paulbyrom.ie

 

OCTOBER 3

6th Annual Y Golf Open. The East Cobb-McCleskey YMCA is one of 20 Ys participating in Atlanta’s largest charitable golf tournament. Choose from four courses. Reception, dinner and awards to follow. Registration/Check-in: 10am. Shotgun Start: 11am. $125/individual, $250/twosome, $375/threesome, and $500/foursome. More info and/or to register: YGolfOpen.com or Reagan Goodnough at ReaganG@ymcaatlanta.org.

First Monday Breakfast hosted by Cobb Chamber of Commerce. The Cobb Chamber’s annual Public Safety Appreciation Breakfast and Appreciation Week allows the community to pay tribute to all public safety personnel. 7am: VIP reception followed by breakfast at 7:30am. Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA. More info: 770-980-2000 or cobbchamber.org.

 

OCTOBER 4

East Cobb Business Association (ECBA) Expo & Networking Event. A great networking event for both members and non-members. A valuable venue for local companies to promote and showcase their business. Drawings. giveaways, free food and much more. Proceeds will support the East Cobb Public Safety Celebrations. 4-7pm. Exhibitors: ECBA Members $100; Non-Members $130. WellStar East Cobb Health Park, 3747 Roswell Road NE, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 770-578-3555 or jharris@moneyconcepts.com.

Falling For Change Beauty Event presented by Dermatology Consultants. Door prizes, gift bags, discounts on skincare products and procedures. 5:30–7:30pm. Free. Dermatology Consultants, 1519 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 100, Marietta. More info/RSVP: 770-971-3376 or info@dermatologyconsultants.org

 

OCTOBER 4-5

8th Annual Gifts Galore & More-Art and Gift Show. 18 artists/vendors are featured in the eclectic East Cobb home of textile designer, Lynn Weinberg. Hourly raffle prizes, mini massages and a display of unique gift and hand crafted items. It also features an artful garden with a display of garden sculptures. Tuesday, 11am-2pm and 5pm-8pm. Wednesday,10am-3pm. Free. Somerset Subdivision-3275 Somerset Trace, Marietta. More info: 678-234-0966 or silkscapes@mindspring.com.

 

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Register To Vote In This Year’s Presidential Electionhttps://www.eastcobber.com/register-to-vote-in-this-years-presidential-election Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:30:38 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=91339 We’re finally in double digits in the countdown to the United States presidential election. In the run-up to November 8, there’s more to do than simply watch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump duke it out or contemplate the Libertarian or Green party candidates as other options — you need to get ready to vote! The last day to register is October […]

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We’re finally in double digits in the countdown to the United States presidential election. In the run-up to November 8, there’s more to do than simply watch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump duke it out or contemplate the Libertarian or Green party candidates as other options — you need to get ready to vote! The last day to register is October 11.

You can register online, in person or by snail mail, but you need to do it soon. Here are ways you can register to vote:

• Go to mvp.sos.ga.gov or

• Text ‘GA’ to 2VOTE to receive a link, or

• Download the ‘GA SOS’ mobile app.

To download a paper application, visit CobbElections.org.

If you need additional information,contact the Cobb Elections office at 770-528-2581 or go to CobbElections.org.

This article originally appeared in the EAST COBBER September 2016 issue.

 

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Why Should I Join PTA?https://www.eastcobber.com/why-should-i-join-pta Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:04:07 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=91333 School is back in session, you’ve made it through Meet and Greets, Open Houses, Back to School Picnics and the stress of the first few weeks of homework. Your child has a new lunch box and backpack or a new set of binders and money on their lunch account. Activities have started back up and you’ve written checks for everything […]

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School is back in session, you’ve made it through Meet and Greets, Open Houses, Back to School Picnics and the stress of the first few weeks of homework. Your child has a new lunch box and backpack or a new set of binders and money on their lunch account. Activities have started back up and you’ve written checks for everything from a cheer uniform to an instrument rental to yearbooks and so on and so on. Have you written a check yet though for your PTA membership?

Every year, I hear someone say “why should I join PTA?” Let me tell you why! First of all, PTA stands for Parent Teacher Association. It is a group of parents, teachers, community members, cafeteria workers, grandparents, aunts and uncles, students and so many more individuals working towards the goal of advocating for our children and improving their lives. PTA today continues the tradition started 100 years ago, wishing for every child to be represented by one voice.

By joining your child’s PTA, regardless of their grade or age, you can benefit greatly and provide your child and other children with additional opportunities for growth throughout the school year. Here are a few highlights of PTA Member Benefits:

>Get Connected and Discover Great Resources. PTAs often have websites and/or newsletters that keep you apprised of things going on in school, including ways you can volunteer and programs being offered to benefit the family unit, not just the children. Some schools have “Lunch and Learn” programs for parents while others do “Parent Education Nights.” Take advantage of these opportunities! Connect with other parents and use the resources offered to learn about today’s youth and the challenges they face.

>Speak up and Watch Yourself Grow. PTA is a forum where your ideas are welcomed and encouraged. Positive change in a school can be the result of a sometimes simple idea. Also, by sharing ideas and volunteering at your child’s school, you will be able to put your hobbies and skills to use in a positive way for not only your child, but for the benefit of all children in the school and at times even the community.

>Witness Improvement. You are a part of the solution by being involved in your child’s school and as such, you will be able to witness improvement first hand. Your child’s PTA offers educational, social and family programs aimed towards bettering the lives of children. By joining PTA and volunteering, you will be able to see just how the programs PTA provides have a positive impact in your child’s school. PTA sponsored programs can allow children to explore other countries, experiment with healthy eating and exercise, explore science in different and unique ways and offer many other opportunities that these children may not otherwise have.

>Be a part of a larger voice. At its core, PTA is an advocacy organization. We are dedicated to providing a voice for our children so that they might have better opportunities in school. This is especially important this year as we face an important choice on our November ballot – Opportunity School District. Watch, listen, and join with us this fall as we fight against OSD in Georgia!

If the opportunities listed above do not appeal to you, let me tell you about other benefits. PTA is known as a powerful voice in the community and as such, we are able to partner with local businesses willing to offer discounts to our members. Businesses offering benefits to our members this year include Chick-Fil-A, Aspens, Papa Johns, Sparkles, Omega Learning, Orange Theory, Common Quarter, Spotless Cleaning, Get in Shape for Women, My Friend’s Place, Three 13, Experimac, Women’s Premier Fitness & Spa and Highland Family Chiropractic. The community definitely supports East Cobb County Council of PTAs and the members!

So, now that I’ve given you a multitude of reasons why you should join PTA, please consider them the next time you are in your child’s school. Help PTA continue to be a powerful voice for our children. Help us make a positive change in the schools and impact the lives of EVERY child in East Cobb County.

By Heather Held, Membership Chair, East Cobb County Council of PTAs. Heather Held serves as the Membership Chair for East Cobb County Council of PTAs as well as the Membership Chair for District 9 PTA. Heather also advocates for children in her role as the Administrative and Development Coordinator for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. She resides in Lansdowne subdivision with her husband Chris and daughter Annabelle, a senior at Wheeler HS.

This article originally appeared in the EAST COBBER September 2016 issue.

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East Cobbers Co-Chair Concert to Benefit CURE Childhood Cancerhttps://www.eastcobber.com/east-cobbers-co-chair-concert-to-benefit-cure-childhood-cancer Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:30:36 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=91336 In 2011 East Cobb residents Kim Osburn and then 11-year old Grace Bunke were already connected. Grace is the daughter of one of Kim’s good friends, Vicki. But they became connected in a way no one could imagine- they were both diagnosed with cancer. Kim with breast cancer and Grace with bone cancer. Kim was fortunate in that she had […]

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In 2011 East Cobb residents Kim Osburn and then 11-year old Grace Bunke were already connected. Grace is the daughter of one of Kim’s good friends, Vicki. But they became connected in a way no one could imagine- they were both diagnosed with cancer. Kim with breast cancer and Grace with bone cancer.

Kim was fortunate in that she had great insurance and enough saved sick time so she was able to take the four months off for treatment without incurring a financial hardship. However, she learned that others weren’t so fortunate, and as a result, she started a yearly fundraiser to benefit the 2 Day Breast Cancer Walk. The first year she made $10,000, and the second year she raised $15,000.

When both Kim and Grace were diagnosed, Kim spent a great deal of time with Grace. Grace’s cancer eventually claimed her leg, and in 2015 Kim dedicated her fundraising efforts to Grace who is now training to become a paralympic athlete.

Kim and Vicki both work in the Cobb County School District, Kim as a first grade teacher at Mt. Bethel Elementary School and Vicki as a school psychologist at Mt. Bethel Elementary and Dodgen Middle schools. Their love of children and especially of those afflicted with cancer led them to co-chair this year’s fundraiser, Mane Event Benefit Concert benefiting CURE Childhood Cancer. CURE uses funds for research, training of future pediatric oncologists and researchers through the Fellowship program at Emory University School of Medicine and programs for families and patients including emergency financial assistance, transportation assistance, counseling and survivorship and bereavement support.

The concert will be held on October 16 at the Mable House from 5-7 pm. The concert will include the band Retrograde (featuring Kayla Taylor and Steve Whitworth) and East Cobb resident John Driskell Hopkins of the Zac Brown Band. The concert will be emceed by Brian Moote and Katie Wassail from The Bert Show on Q100. Tickets can be purchased and donations made at www.maneeventconcert.com. This year’s goal is $75,000, which they hope to exceed.

Kim has been cancer-free for almost five years and Grace is considered NED (No Evidence of Disease). Grace currently attends Dodgen Middle School. As Kim shares, “We have an amazing amount of people in the East Cobb area working to support CURE Childhood Cancer.”

This article originally appeared in the EAST COBBER September 2016 issue.

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AgeWise Connection Helps Seniorshttps://www.eastcobber.com/agewise-connection-helps-seniors Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:45:21 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=91297 AgeWise Connection is your first stop in the metro Atlanta region for information about services and programs for older adults and persons with disabilities. The website (www.agewiseconnection.com) is sponsored by the Georgia Association of Area Agencies on Aging. Their purpose is to improve the life of seniors and persons with disabilities in the State of Georgia through education, information sharing, collaboration, and […]

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AgeWise Connection is your first stop in the metro Atlanta region for information about services and programs for older adults and persons with disabilities. The website (www.agewiseconnection.com) is sponsored by the Georgia Association of Area Agencies on Aging. Their purpose is to improve the life of seniors and persons with disabilities in the State of Georgia through education, information sharing, collaboration, and advocacy.

To find help, you can search their online database or information on services in metro Atlanta, such as:

>Transportation

>Medicare Help

>Meals & Nutrition Programs

>Housing

>Help for People with Disabilities

>Counseling

>Assisted Living

>Diabetes Education & Prevention

>Insurance Advice

>Retirement Planning

>Community Gardens

>Senior Centers.

The public is also encouraged to call 404-463-3333 to speak with a certified referral counselor. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

This article originally appeared in the EAST COBBER September 2016 Issue.

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We Have A Winner!!! Facebook Friday Freebie!https://www.eastcobber.com/we-have-a-winner-facebook-friday-freebie-9 https://www.eastcobber.com/we-have-a-winner-facebook-friday-freebie-9#comments Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:00:59 +0000 https://www.eastcobber.com/?p=91328 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 East Cobb “fan pack” is …………Kathy E. Goldberg! Congrats Kathy!! Please email tiffanie@eastcobber.com to claim your fantastic freebie! Congrats! Didn’t win? Don’t despair! EAST COBBER brings you […]

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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 East Cobb “fan pack” is …………Kathy E. Goldberg! Congrats Kathy!! Please email tiffanie@eastcobber.com to claim your fantastic freebie! Congrats!

Didn’t win? Don’t despair! EAST COBBER brings you wonderful ways to win each and every  Friday on our contest blog and Facebook page. Good luck, and may the odds ever be in your favor. LIKE THIS BLOG? Then you’ll love our newsletter! Click HERE to sign up for our weekly e-newsletter and be a neighbor in the know!

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