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With the celebration of local men in June and all of our adventures and fun in July, this summer has already been quite an eventful one. We had so much fun; it’s hard to believe it’s almost time to end. But, as the song goes, school’s out for summer (we’ll just go ahead and skip that next line declaring school…

Smyrna Little League’s Rookie Blue All-Star Team

For the second time in three years, Smyrna Little League’s Rookie Blue All-Star team has been crowned state champions in the 
Rookie Baseball Tournament, which was created in 2013 for 7- and 8-year-olds. The Smyrna team won with a final score of 8-2.

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…

Healthy Pregnancies Are My Passion

"Helping my patients have healthy pregnancies is my passion. I'm seven months pregnant (at the time of the interview) with my second child and eating healthy and working out are very important to maintaining a healthy pregnancy,” said Sekeyta Hall, M.D. an OB/GYN for WellStar Medical Group. “Working out consistently keeps my energy level up and helps me to maintain…

August 2017 Our Contributors

Katina is a French Canadian freelance writer and aspiring polyglot. She writes web content for small businesses, articles and blog posts for online publications and formats manuscripts for digital publication and distribution. Beyond the desk, she hosts a bimonthly critique group for local writers, dances to bachata around the house and smothers her three kids and husband in big beautiful…

Back-to-School Fashion

Back-to-school shopping can be a financial strain on many families when you add up school supplies, clothes for school, activewear, shoes, accessories and all the other extras that go along with starting a new school year. Do you have multiple kids in your family in grades K-12? If so, you could be spending more than $1,000 just to get your…

Whitefield Academy: Celebrating 20 Years

Smyrna’s Whitefield Academy is proudly celebrating its 20th anniversary. In August 1997, Whitefield opened its doors for the first time to 94 pioneer students in grades six through 12. But there is much more to the Whitefield story than just gathering together a group of students, a few desks and a couple of teachers and calling themselves a Christian school.

The Music Studio at Vinings

Music unlocks self-expression, intelligence and creativity. The Music Studio at Vinings is a place where students come and do just that. This vibrant, high-energy studio has a warm and welcoming feel from the moment you step through their doors. Parents will fall in love with the designated parent’s lounge. The Music Studio at Vinings has taken music lessons to an…

Josie’s Friends

Our feelings on consignment seem to be a mixed bag, and rightfully so. Some of us have had dreadful experiences, have felt like it is too much work or are oozing with excitement over the savings. The good news is that consignment has been evolving for years. There has been a rise in online consignment options that will benefit every…

The Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds Lake Oconee

Enjoy the last bit of summer at the lake bonding with your family before school begins. The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee has something for every member of the family. This luxury resort is only 89 miles from Vinings, which makes this quick getaway a pleasant drive for both parents and kids.

Lunch Box SOS

Rinsing grapes before storing them in the refrigerator accelerates their decay. Stick to washing these sweet juicy globes at packing time and not before.