East Cobber http://www.eastcobber.com Your source for East Cobb news and information. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:47:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Cobb School Bus Ride Along Friday, July 31, 2015http://www.eastcobber.com/cobb-school-bus-ride-along-friday-july-31-2015 http://www.eastcobber.com/cobb-school-bus-ride-along-friday-july-31-2015#respond Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:47:07 +0000 http://www.eastcobber.com/?p=66923 All Cobb County Kindergarten students and NEW 1st grade students can do a practice ride on their bus on Friday, July 31, 2015. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to ride along however, we cannot include siblings on the ride. The busses will roll out Friday morning and arrive at the normal time at assigned bus […]

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All Cobb County Kindergarten students and NEW 1st grade students can do a practice ride on their bus on Friday, July 31, 2015. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to ride along however, we cannot include siblings on the ride. The busses will roll out Friday morning and arrive at the normal time at assigned bus stops. Students will be able to meet their bus driver and make a round trip to and from the school.

During the months of August and September, students may bring water in containers with a screw on lid to drink on the bus if temperatures reach 90 degrees or higher.

Click the following link to find your bus number, route and stop time: Bus Routes 2015-2016.

 

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Beat the heat with these cool events! East Cobb community events July 31 – August 6.http://www.eastcobber.com/beat-the-heat-with-these-cool-events-east-cobb-community-events-july-31-august-6 http://www.eastcobber.com/beat-the-heat-with-these-cool-events-east-cobb-community-events-july-31-august-6#respond Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:12:32 +0000 http://www.eastcobber.com/?p=66910 The school year may be upon us but summer heat is still in full swing. Beat the heat and bring in the fun with these East Cobb-area events.  For more great East Cobb area events, visit our online calendar HERE.   July 31 ECBN Mornings, an East Cobb Business Association (ECBA) event, are held every […]

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Don’t miss Adron this weekend at Roswell Riverside Sounds.

The school year may be upon us but summer heat is still in full swing. Beat the heat and bring in the fun with these East Cobb-area events.  For more great East Cobb area events, visit our online calendar HERE.

 

July 31

ECBN Mornings, an East Cobb Business Association (ECBA) event, are held every Friday at 7:30am at Capossi’s NY Deli, 4983 Roswell Road, Marietta 30062.

 

August 1

Roswell Riverside Sounds presented by the City of Roswell. Adron blends Brazillian samba, bossa nova and tropicalia with the sincerity and thoughtfulness of singer-songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Harry Nilsson. 7-9pm. Free. Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell. More info: 770-641-3705 or www.roswellriversidesounds.com.
Support Walton Raiders Football at Casino Night, sponsored by Walton Touchdown Club, 7-11pm at Olde Towne Athletic Club in East Cobb. The evening will include a live DJ, heavy hors d’oeuvres, drink tickets, a silent auction, raffles and prizes based on winnings. Smart/business casual dress requested.

August 2

Fancy Feline Rescue of the South conducts cat adoptions at Petsmart, 860 Cobb Place Blvd., Kennesaw, Saturday’s 11am-4pm and Sunday’s 1-4pm. Fancy Feline Rescue of the South is a no-kill, free-roam cat adoption and rescue organization for cats that are homeless, abused or no longer wanted. Loving fancy felines are looking for their forever homes. Come and spend some time with them.
Georgia Bridal Show. Brides get great ideas and see the latest trends and find everything needed to create the wedding of your dreams. Meet face to face with wedding professionals, taste samples of cakes and foods, enjoy a fashion show, look at flower arrangements, and more! 12-5pm. Tickets: $10 online, $15 at the door. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta 30339. More info: 1-800-532-8917 or www.EliteEvents.com. 
August 3

 

Cobb County Schools are back in session. Classes resume for all students today.

 

 

August 4

A support group for Pregnancy Loss &/or Infertility meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7pm. Attend to gain and show support for others struggling with infertility or the loss of a baby. Location: Healthy Spines Initiative Inc., 1360 Powers Ferry Rd. Suite A100 Marietta 30067. For more information call 678-761-0361.
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/adults. $7/seniors and students 13-18. $6/ages 3-12.Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: www.chattnaturecenter.org or 770-992-2055.
August 5
Back to School Bash at East Cobb UMC, 2325 Roswell Road 5-7PM Water Slides, Food, and Fun Free!
Divorce Care Group. Divorce Care, a biblically-based, 13-week course, Starting June 3 to August 26 offered Wednesdays from 6:15-8:15pm. $15 for the workbook. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell. More info/to register: rumc.com/divorce care, De Lee Udelson, 770-261-1741, dudelson@rumc.com, or divorcecare.org.
August 6
Rain Garden Work Day. Learn how rain gardens protect local waterways by decreasing the volume of runoff entering surface waters during rain events. Rain gardens provide a unique landscape feature by adding color and interest to the landscape. Meet most Thursdays (call to confirm) from 9-11am to explore and maintain the rain garden. Cobb County Water Quality Lab, 662 South Cobb Drive, Marietta. More info: 770-528-1482 or www.watershed.cobbcountyga.gov.

Do you know of an event happening around East Cobb? Email the details to events@eastcobber.com. Include “Event Listing” in the subject line. Stay on top of all the local fun and festivities when you “Like” us on Facebook at Facebook.com/EASTCOBBER.

 

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Smithsonian magazine announces 11th annual Museum Day Live!http://www.eastcobber.com/smithsonian-magazine-announces-11th-annual-museum-day-live http://www.eastcobber.com/smithsonian-magazine-announces-11th-annual-museum-day-live#respond Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:02:55 +0000 http://www.eastcobber.com/?p=66255   Smithsonian magazine designates Saturday, September 26 the 11th annual Museum Day Live! For one day only, participating museums across the United States, with a wide range of diverse exhibitions, will emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission everyday, and open their doors for free to those who […]

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Smithsonian magazine designates Saturday, September 26 the 11th annual Museum Day Live! For one day only, participating museums across the United States, with a wide range of diverse exhibitions, will emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission everyday, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.

The public can visit smithsonian.com/museumdaylive to learn more, and, beginning in August, download a Museum Day Live! ticket. Each ticket grants the ticketholder, and one guest, free access to any participating museum on September 26. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. A list of participating museums, which will be updated as more museums sign on, can be found at Smithsonian.com/museumday/venues.

“Museum Day Live! unites a spectacular array of museums across the country around Smithsonian’s commitment to make knowledge accessible to everyone,” says Stephen Giannetti, Chief Revenue Officer of Smithsonian Enterprises. “This year we hope to welcome more guests to experience a cultural institution in their area.”

Museums in all 50 states have signed up to participate in Smithsonian magazine’s 2015 Museum Day Live!, the largest event of its kind. Over 1,300 museums are expected to participate this year. Museum Day Live! is sponsored by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau and GEICO.

For more information, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive.

 

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Shop Tax Free this Weekend at The Avenue East Cobbhttp://www.eastcobber.com/shop-tax-free-this-weekend-at-the-avenue-east-cobb http://www.eastcobber.com/shop-tax-free-this-weekend-at-the-avenue-east-cobb#respond Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:59:01 +0000 http://www.eastcobber.com/?p=66904   It’s Tax Free weekend for Back to School and there are deals to be had all around The Avenue East Cobb. Celebrate the Tax Free Holiday with a shopping bonus from The Avenue!  Spend $150 or more on Saturday, August 1, 2015.  Receive a free insulated lunch tote with a surprise restaurant gift card, […]

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It’s Tax Free weekend for Back to School and there are deals to be had all around The Avenue East Cobb.

Celebrate the Tax Free Holiday with a shopping bonus from The Avenue!  Spend $150 or more on Saturday, August 1, 2015.  Receive a free insulated lunch tote with a surprise restaurant gift card, valued up to $50.
Show your qualifying receipts from any retailer at The Avenue dated August 1, 2015, to redeem offer at the management office located next to Panera Bread, August 1, 2015, from 12 PM – 4 PM or while supplies last.  Limit of one free tote and one free gift card per person.

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Cobb Chamber to offer an update on the Atlanta Falconshttp://www.eastcobber.com/cobb-chamber-to-offer-an-update-on-the-atlanta-falcons http://www.eastcobber.com/cobb-chamber-to-offer-an-update-on-the-atlanta-falcons#respond Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:52:14 +0000 http://www.eastcobber.com/?p=66900   On Monday, August 10, join fellow business professionals at the August First Monday Breakfast as Rich McKay, president & CEO of the Atlanta Falcons, gives an update on the Falcons team and new stadium developments, as their 50th season in the NFL approaches. The 2015 Cobb Young Professionals Next Generation Award will also be […]

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On Monday, August 10, join fellow business professionals at the August First Monday Breakfast as Rich McKay, president & CEO of the Atlanta Falcons, gives an update on the Falcons team and new stadium developments, as their 50th season in the NFL approaches.

The 2015 Cobb Young Professionals Next Generation Award will also be presented at the breakfast.

Breakfast event takes place on August 10, 7:30am, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Registration dedadline is Wednesday, August 5, at noon.

Register by clicking HERE. 

 

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Walton construction continues in East Cobbhttp://www.eastcobber.com/walton-construction-update http://www.eastcobber.com/walton-construction-update#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:50:33 +0000 http://www.eastcobber.com/?p=66895 These aerial photos of the rebuild at Walton High School were shot using a drone on July 15, 2015. Photos provided by Gilbane.

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The large dirt area below is being prepped for Walton’s new school.

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The blacktop area is new parking. The light grey area has all been blacktopped since the photos were taken.

These aerial photos of the rebuild at Walton High School were shot using a drone on July 15, 2015.

Photos provided by Gilbane.

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EAST COBBER Frugal FunMom Field Trip of the Day:http://www.eastcobber.com/east-cobber-frugal-funmom-field-trip-of-the-day-14 http://www.eastcobber.com/east-cobber-frugal-funmom-field-trip-of-the-day-14#respond Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:00:15 +0000 http://www.eastcobber.com/?p=66891 Atlanta Beltline Bus Tour! The Atlanta Beltline Partnership offers bus tours of the full 22-mile Atlanta Beltline within the comfort of an air conditioned bus. You can learn about the Beltline’s neighborhoods, progress, and future. Please visit the Atlanta Beltline website to register for a tour. Cost: FREE Time: 9:30AM-12:30PM Where: Inman Park MARTA Station, […]

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Atlanta Beltline Bus Tour! The Atlanta Beltline Partnership offers bus tours of the full 22-mile Atlanta Beltline within the comfort of an air conditioned bus. You can learn about the Beltline’s neighborhoods, progress, and future. Please visit the Atlanta Beltline website to register for a tour.

Cost: FREE

Time: 9:30AM-12:30PM

Where: Inman Park MARTA Station, 1055 Dekalb Avenue, Atlanta

For more info: http://beltline.org/programs/atlanta-beltline-tours/atlanta-beltline-bus-tours/

 

 

Did you do something fun and frugal today? Email details to cynthia@eastcobber.com. You could inspire our next field trip!

 

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It’s that time! Fall sports are registering across East Cobb County.

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Practical class for seniors helps manage concerns about fallinghttp://www.eastcobber.com/practical-class-for-seniors-helps-manage-concerns-about-falling-2 http://www.eastcobber.com/practical-class-for-seniors-helps-manage-concerns-about-falling-2#respond Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:22:18 +0000 http://www.eastcobber.com/?p=66889 Serious falls are not an inevitable part of aging. “A Matter of Balance” is an eight-week class designed to increase physical activity and reduce concerns about falls. The award-winning program for older adults emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls, reduce fall risks and increase activity levels. This collaborative program targets a significant health and safety […]

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Serious falls are not an inevitable part of aging. “A Matter of Balance” is an eight-week class designed to increase physical activity and reduce concerns about falls. The award-winning program for older adults emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls, reduce fall risks and increase activity levels. This collaborative program targets a significant health and safety concern in Cobb. Injuries from falls are a top reason county residents visit hospital emergency rooms.

Cobb Senior Services staff is hosting the Aug. 5-Sept. 23 class in partnership with the Cobb County Public Library System. Two Cobb librarians will lead the class as trained coaches. It will be held once a week, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, and begins Wednesday, Aug. 5. The class will take place at West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Highway, Marietta. The program fee is $30. For more information, call 770-528-8200.

 

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Drivers: be on the look out for school buses and childrenhttp://www.eastcobber.com/drivers-be-on-the-look-out-for-school-buses-and-children http://www.eastcobber.com/drivers-be-on-the-look-out-for-school-buses-and-children#respond Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:18:59 +0000 http://www.eastcobber.com/?p=66887 Drivers are reminded to be alert and exercise patience and caution as school goes back in session this year. Impatient, uninformed or apathetic drivers pose a great threat to children waiting at school bus stops. Georgia Department of Education staff recommends these safety practices: Be on the alert as children walk to and from their […]

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Drivers are reminded to be alert and exercise patience and caution as school goes back in session this year. Impatient, uninformed or apathetic drivers pose a great threat to children waiting at school bus stops. Georgia Department of Education staff recommends these safety practices:

  • Be on the alert as children walk to and from their school bus stops.
  • Exercise care and be responsive as children congregate and wait at their bus stops. They may be thinking about getting to school, but may not be thinking of getting there safely.
  • Be ready to act when you see the yellow flashing lights on the front and the rear of a school bus. This is your warning that a bus stop is about to take place.
  • Begin to slow down and look for students in the area. NEVER speed up to beat a school bus. You must be focused and exercise caution any time you are in the vicinity of a school bus stop, as student riders can sometimes be impulsive.

Abide by the law when a school bus comes to a full stop and you see the flashing red lights activate and the stop arm deploy. Motorists are required to stop in nearly every instance. The only exception to this rule is when highways are separated in the center by a dirt, grass or concrete median. In this situation, only vehicles following or traveling alongside a school bus in the same direction must stop.

Be attentive after stopping. You must remain stopped until all loading students are aboard in the morning or all unloading students have cleared 12 feet off the roadway in the afternoon. Proceed with caution only after all students have safely cleared the roadway, the stop arm is cancelled and the flashing red lights are deactivated.

 

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