December 2017 Around Town

Closet Therapy Atlanta will assist you in decluttering, organizing and styling your closets/wardrobe in a thoughtful and nonjudgmental manner. Angie Barrington-Jeter enjoys helping her clients and has observed that purging and organizing your closet is a therapeutic process. It gives people serenity and a fresh start to your day. 

November 2017 Around Town

Load up the fam and head to the 2017 Taste of Kennesaw from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, November 4, in downtown Kennesaw. Enjoy live music on two entertainment stages while you chow down on food samples from 30 different local restaurants with food samples from $1 to $4.

October 2017 Around Town

This fall, bring your whole family out to Sleepy Hollow Farm, located here in Cobb County. This family-run farm has more than just a pumpkin patch—they have tractor rides, a corn maze, farm playground with farm animals and a country store. You can even schedule your fall family photo during a day of fun; contact Split Second Photography for reservations.…

September 2017 Around Town

Auxiliary volunteers from WellStar Kennestone, WellStar Cobb and WellStar Windy Hill hospitals donated a historic $580,000 to the WellStar Foundation in support of local healthcare initiatives. Throughout the fiscal year, more than 530 individuals volunteered a combined total of 101,000 hours through gift shop operation and hosting vendor events. These sales, along with personal donations, were directly reinvested back into…

August 2017 Around Town

Temple Kol Emeth has announced it will host Noshfest on September 3 and 4. The event will be held in the parking lot of the temple at 1415 Old Canton Road in Marietta. Noshfest enters its seventh year celebrating Jewish food and culture by showcasing delicacies and activities unique to the Jewish heritage and bringing together members of Cobb County’s…

July 2017 Around Town

Load up the lawn chairs, picnic blankets, friends, family, neighbors, flip-flops and all the red, white and blue you can find and head to Marietta Square for a day of fun! Parade: The festivities begin with a 1.5-mile parade starting at 10 a.m. on Roswell Street Baptist. The parade will travel west on Roswell Street, north on East Park Square…

June 2017 Around Town

The WellStar Foundation recognized community leader Bob Prillaman as the recipient of the WellStar Visionary Leadership Award during the annual WellStar Foundation Starlight Grand Slam Gala. Prillaman was honored for his continued, longtime support of WellStar’s vision to deliver world-class health care. Prillaman was among six honorees acknowledged at the WellStar Foundation Gala. The other WellStar Foundation honorees are Dana…

May 2017 Around Town

When Smyrna First United Methodist Preschool starts in the fall of 2017, they will be missing two of Smyrna’s finest, Dale Clark and Debbie Pledger. They are retiring from the school after a total of 65 years between them. Clark has taught at the school for 35 years and Pledger for 30 years.

April 2017 Around Town

On March 31, the Atlanta Braves held their first exhibition game against the New York Yankees in the new SunTrust Park stadium. The Braves take on the San Diego Padres at 7:35 p.m. April 14 in the first regular season game at the team's new stadium. For tickets visit AtlantaBraves.com.

March 2017 Around Town

The Cobb Chamber has named Trey Sanders, regional president of Brasfield & Gorrie and a member of the corporate strategic planning team, as its 2018 chairman. Brasfield & Gorrie is the largest general contractor in the Southeast and an engaged chamber member for 30 years. Sanders has been involved in the Cobb Chamber for seven years and served on the…

February 2017 Around Town

In the past few months, Austell PetSmart’s customers bought stuffed kittens and pups at the store’s checkout and donated them right back to the store. With the help of MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service, PetSmart delivered 200 stuffed animals to WellStar Cobb Hospital to help calm kids and seniors in the stressful moments following an emergency. “Pet people are compassionate people, and…

January 2017 Around Town

The Georgia Hospital Association has awarded an incredible pediatrician for her work in making healthcare accessible to all children. Dr. Beckford, who was one of only 10 individuals statewide to receive the award. Dr. Beckford has practiced pediatric care for nearly 30 years. She joined WellStar in 1995 and founded the Pediatric and Adolescent Center of Cobb that same year.…

December 2016 Around Town

Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and 25 of Disney's favorite characters will captivate the young and young at heart! See the Fairy Godmother transform Cinderella’s rags into a beautiful ball gown in a split second; the Toy Story gang defy the dimensions of Andy’s toy box with the help of the green army men; and the spectacular stage debut of…

November 2016 Around Town

"Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage" is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heartpounding music played live by an eight piece onstage band, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this timeless love story features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of…

October 2016 Around Town

Cumberland Mall continues to add to its retail base with the opening of four new retailers this fall. In addition to the plethora of high-quality stores and restaurants already at the mall, the new retailers will include Footaction, including Flight 23 and Nike Kicks Lounge, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Build-A-Bear Workshop and Thai Café. Cumberland Mall has become the sought after…

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The Cobb Chamber is seeking nominations for an outstanding Cobb-based company to be recognized through the Novelis International Commerce Spotlight Award. This award gives recognition to a company that excels in global commerce and shows their commitment to the vitality of Cobb County.

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Isaiah Rogers, a 2016 Campbell High School graduate, is history in the making. The 18 year old is ranked #1 in Georgia in shot put, #7 in the US, and #10 in the world. He's won the last two shot put state championships and is a six time All-American in Track & Field. He even broke a shot put state…

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This Spring, Smyrna 5th graders Riley Davis and Jonathan Fairgrieves, competed in Georgia Tech's Inventure Challenge. Their second place finish in the elementary division, as well as winning the People's Choice award, earned them a ticket to compete in Washington DC on the national level.

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Nickajack Elementary students had the opportunity to participate in the Smithsonian’s Nestwatch program recently. Thanks to grants supplied by Flying Together, IBM, and Keep Smyrna Beautiful, Nickajack has been able to develop and grow a thriving birding area adjacent to the school.

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After an extensive planning period, the art departments at Smyrna's elementary, middle, high school and charter schools came together to host a joint art show. The goal was to showcase the Smyrna arts programs and the creativity of the students involved in them. The first "Smyrna Schools Celebrate the Arts Show" was held on the evening of March 20th at…

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JosiesFriends.com is an online only children's and maternity consignment store based in Smyrna, GA. They provide an affordable, hassle-free and environmentally-friendly approach to buying and selling high-quality products. In addition to the buying and selling they do, they are also a local business that gives back. Founder, Christy Duncan, believes strongly in creating a greater meaning from her business. "Our…

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The American Craft Council (ACC) Show will be held March 11-13 at the Cobb Galleria. The show is the Southeast’s largest juried indoor fine craft show and is known as the nation’s premier marketplace for handcrafted home décor, fashion wearables, ceramics, furniture, glass, jewelry and more. The prestigious American Craft Council is a non-profit that counts Atlanta among its most…

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Lifestyle Publications is proud to announce our commitment as media sponsor for the third annual Hope Ball, the American Cancer Society’s Atlanta gala event on April 30, 2016 at the Delta Flight Museum. We are partnering with the event chair sponsor, Delta Air Lines, to honor our friend and stage 4 non-smokers lung cancer survivor, Jeff Wigbels of Buckhead. In…

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Hotel Indigo Atlanta 
- Vinings is now open! After much work and a pushed back opening, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) opened the third installation of the Hotel Indigo brand in metro Atlanta. The 160-room hotel is located at 2857 Paces Ferry in the heart of Vinings, steps from the shops and restaurants in Vinings Jubilee. This boutique hotel is striving…

December 2015 Around Town

The Cobb County Jail just got about 1,000 gently used books and magazines thanks to dozens of generous Rotarians at East Cobb Rotary, South Cobb Rotary, Marietta Metro Rotary and Smyrna Rotary. The project started with Rotarian Jay Treadwell, who had boxes of gently used books that needed a home. Last year, Smyrna Rotary donated about 450 books and magazines…

November 2015 Around Town

On Saturday, September 26, Delta’s first female pilot and retired Captain Joy Walker took to the skies once again to mark another “first” in the airline’s history book: The first National Girls in Aviation Day.

October 2015 Around Town

The Chick-fil-A at Macland Crossing in Marietta reopened in August after having been closed for several months for renovations. The whole restaurant got a facelift and is cleaner, sleeker, and allows for a better flow of traffic.There's also some unique additions including a chandelier made from old Coca-Cola bottles and another one made from a peach basket. They added a…

September 2015 Around Town

For Atlantans looking for upscale and trendy Asian cuisine, they now need to look no further than the House of Lu restaurant in historic Marietta Square. After its much-anticipated renovation, the restaurant is now sleek and modern while still serving the tasty food for which it has been known for years.