Local artist Allison Doke has been accepted to the Artist in Residency program at Chateau Orquevaux in the beautiful Champagne-Ardenne region of France. This acceptance is exciting because although she has always loved art, she hasn’t always had time in her life to focus on creating her own artwork. Allison knew from an early age […]

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Curing Kids Cancer Provides $1M For Research In 2016


Curing Kids Cancer, a nonprofit based in East Cobb, announced the 2016 recipients of $1 million in grants that will fund innovative therapies at 17 hospitals across the United States and Canada. Three Women, Three Major Grants Three doctors will receive $150,000 grants for each of their outstanding research projects. These projects focus on cancer […]

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Meet Caesar & Boomer, The February Pets Of The Month!


Thanks to Missy Shackelford, principal at Blackwell Elementary School, for telling us about her dog Boomer, and cat Caesar, who not only peacefully co-exist, but also have quite a bit in common. Boomer is an 8-year-old bulldog and Caesar is a 1-year-old tabby, and these boys both love chicken and are great at sleeping and […]

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East Cobb Mom Raises Funds For Breast Cancer Research


When Jennifer Fink moved back to Atlanta five years ago and chose the East Cobb area for her home, she brought with her a passion for supporting breast cancer research. Fink had been an active member of a nonprofit group, A Cure in Our Lifetime, in Chappaqua, New York. Fink’s mother is a breast cancer survivor, as well as several of […]

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Publisher’s Note: We’re Gonna Make It After All


Who can turn the world on with her smile? Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile? Well it’s you girl, and you should know it With each glance and every little movement you show it Love is all around, no need to waste it You can have a town, why don’t […]

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Look Who’s On Our February Cover!


Pictured on our front cover this month is Kristy Flowers, standing in front of Wheeler High School. As president of the Eastern Cobb County Council (ECCC) of PTAs, Kristy leads 35 PTAs to improve the lives of East Cobb children. As Kristy explains, “PTA presidents from East Cobb schools come together in our council to carry out the mission of National PTA: the advocacy of all children and for […]

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East Cobb Girl Scout Earns Gold Award


Elisa Sacchetti, a junior at Lassiter High School, has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouting. The Gold Award recognizes girls in grades 9 through 12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through sustainable and measurable community service projects that require a minimum of 80 hours to complete. Less than five percent of Girl Scouts earn the award. Elisa […]

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Huntington Learning Center Helps Students Achieve Academic Success


For almost 30 years across the United States, Huntington Learning Centers (HLC) have helped hundreds of thousands of children succeed in school. For the past two years, local HLC franchise owners, Frank and Montse Fabregas have been offering subject tutoring and test prep to students from kindergarten through high school. Lassiter High School parents Frank […]

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East Cobb Realtor To Serve On Berkshire Hathaway Council


Marietta native and Cobb County resident Ellen Hill has been chosen as one of 15 innovative, top-producing agents to serve on the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) national REthink Council. Ellen serves the Metro Atlanta market including East Cobb and West Cobb. Members of this council are selected through a nominating process for their professional achievements […]

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