Work is love made visible.
Most of us do not consider our work in a romantic way. But I believe work as a parent, a teacher, volunteer or whatever vocation we pursue allows us to show our love for others by contributing our talents for a greater good. The poet Kahlil Gibran observed, “When you work, you fulfill a part of earth’s fondest dream assigned to you when that dream is born.” This edition of the EAST COBBER spotlights those people in our East Cobb community fulfilling their part of the “earth’s fondest dream” by working from the heart.
From Lucia McBeth starting a nonprofit and becoming a political activist (see page 10) to the members of the Big Chicken Chorus singing Valentine’s Day wishes (see page 7) to the organizers of the Amazing Grace Race (see page 54)—all are examples of East Cobbers showing their love through their work.
This edition also marks the 17th anniversary of the special section, “Child Care and Preschool Guide.” Born out of my own need for quality child care for my then preschool-aged children, I realized that other parents may be in search of those services. After hours of research and revisions, I am proud to present not only the plethora of child care and preschools offered right here in our own backyard, but also the high caliber of child care facilities that play a vital role in the healthy development of our children. The information on pages 20-27 fulfills the EAST COBBER’s mission to provide, you, the reader, with useful information about our community.
It is my hope that this issue, like every issue, is a handy reference for East Cobb residents in search of local resources as well as a source of inspiration.
Working from the heart,
Cynthia M. Rozzo
Founder l Publisher
Reprinted from the February 2015 issue of EAST COBBER. Read the February issue HERE.
Founder and president of EAST COBBER, Cynthia Rozzo, created the free monthly publication, EAST COBBER, in 1993 to serve East Cobb County residents by providing a forum for them to share their ideas and a source for them to learn more about their community. Ms. Rozzo is also the proud producer of the annual EAST COBBER Community Parade and Festival. An East Cobb County resident since 1991, Rozzo lives in the Park Ridge subdivision with her husband, George Haralabidis, and three children, Lee, Nikos and Eleni.