Thursday, May 16, 2013
Food, fun, music, shopping and more return to the Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church this weekend.
The 23rd annual Marietta Greek Festival is returning to Northeast Cobb this weekend, as the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church will again be the venue for three days of celebration. The event kicks off with free admission from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. For the rest of the weekend (Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) admission is $4. Children under 12 are admitted free. In addition to the usual samplings of traditional Greek fare, vendors, music and dancing, visitors can take tours of the church's Byzantine sanctuary. The church tours are from 4-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, and 12-5 p.m. Sunday. At 6 p.m Saturday, Rev. Fr. Panayiotis Papageorgiou will deliver a lecture, "Holy Icons: Windows into …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Students, staff and parents will beautify the school's entrance again this weekend.
Keheley Elementary School is beautifying the school’s main entrance this month by adorning its front columns with a colorful mosaic. Parents, volunteers, and staff members will install the mosaic on May 18, and 19, 2013 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. “Bringing this project to Keheley has really helped our student body understand the importance of arts in our community,” Principal Liz Jackson said. “From start to finish the students have learned some very valuable skills in relation to the arts.” “For the past three years Liz Jackson, [teacher] Harriet Denny, and I have been brainstorming the possibility of covering the columns that serve as Keheley Elementary School’s entrance with mosaic tiles,” said Renee Theriot, art teacher. “With the help of …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Reservations are required by Wednesday for the joint appearance by Patti Callahan Henry and Charles Martin.
From the Book Exchange: May 16th at 6:30 pm: Book Exchange will host a reception for two popular, NYTimes bestselling Southern authors, Patti Callahan Henry and Charles Martin, to celebrate their latest releases. Author of nine books and an e-original non-fiction short story, Henry’s And Then I Found You release date is April 9. The story chronicles the experiences of Kate Vaughan, a woman with long-held secrets who is no stranger to tough choices. “And Then I Found You is Henry at her best,” says author Joshilyn Jackson, “brimming with heart and compassionate wisdom." Kate’s story is “moving and beautifully written,” adds Mary Alice Monroe. Author of eight books, one currently being developed into a movie, Martin’s latest, Unwritten, …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Country singer and former "The Voice" contestant Jordan Rager and two other young Nashville Hopefuls to go on tour in the fall.
A year ago, Jordan Rager was just coming off his stint as a contestant on NBC’s show “The Voice” and getting ready to graduate from Loganville High School. This year, he's getting ready to go on tour. According to his mother, Connie Rager, this tour is just what the young musician needs to kickstart his career. "Since graduating LHS last May, he's full speed ahead with his music career and this upcoming tour is just what he needs to continue to build his fan base with tons of college age folks," Rager said, adding he's continued to work hard. "He hasn't slowed down at all." Jordon Rager was well known in the local and surrounding area before his stint on the national stage when he was a contestant on NBC's "The Voice." He graduated from …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The students have moderate to severe intellectual disabilities.
An exhibit featuring the artwork of Cobb County students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities will go on Thursday in Marietta. The 'Inspired by the heART' art show will kick off with a dessert reception at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cobb County Central Library, 266 Roswell St. During the opening reception, there will be a student slideshow presentation. The exhibit will run until May 11.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
National film company Leva Film Works will shoot scenes in Marietta for a documentary that will be included in the 75th anniversary edition DVD of "Gone With the Wind."
National film company Leva Film Works will shoot scenes in Marietta and Kennesaw on Memorial Day weekend for a documentary that will be included in the 75th anniversary edition DVD of Gone With the Wind. The documentary will feature the Root House Museum and Garden, Zion Church Museum, Brumby Hall, Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta Square and Glover Park, and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. The documentary will also include interviews with Marietta's Gone With the Wind Museum director Connie Sutherland, who will serve as location consultant for shoot. The Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum has been a part of the Square since 2003 when it opened in the historic Old Thomas Warehouse Building. The museum has about 10,000 …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Novelist Claire Cook is the special guest for the Cobb Library Foundation's May 22 luncheon.
Novelist Claire Cook, author of "Must Love Dogs" and the forthcoming "Time Flies," will be the featured guest at the Cobb Library Foundation's "Booked for Lunch" event on May 22 at the Atlanta Country Club. The luncheon, a special event before the book's public release, begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program ends at 1 p.m. The cost is $30 a person and tickets may be ordered online. "Time Flies" is Cook's 10th novel. It is described as "an epic road trip filled with fun, heartbreak, and friendship, and explores what it takes to conquer your worst fears. "Years ago, Melanie followed her husband, Kurt, from the New England beach town where their two young sons were thriving to the suburbs of Atlanta. She’s carved out a life as a successful …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The competition, which is in its ninth year, allows contestants to showcase their talents in comedy, dance and song in front of panel of judges.
Move over, American Idol. Cobb's seniors will take the stage next Tuesday afternoon in the hopes of being crowned the next Cobb Senior Idol. The competition, which is in its ninth year, allows contestants to showcase their talents in comedy, dance and song in front of panel of judges. Those judges will select the top five contestants. The audience will decide the winner. Rehearsal begins Monday, May 6, and the competition gets underway at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, which is inside the Cobb Civic Center. Contestant applications and event tickets are available at all senior centers. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 770-528-1445.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
More than 70 vendors will showcase their best dishes, including Italian, seafood, steak, BBQ and desserts on Sunday.
More than 70 vendors will showcase their best dishes, including Italian, seafood, steak, BBQ and desserts, which range in cost from 50 cents to $5, at the 20th annual Taste of Marietta Sunday, April 28 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on the Marietta Square. At last year's event, more than 100,000 people hit the streets to sample their favorite foods. Live bands will perform free concerts all day at five stages on the Square. Main Stage South Park Stage MBA West Park Stage East Park Stage Church Street Stage Evening concert tables The Marietta Square Farmers Market will be closed Sunday, April 28 to make room for the festival. The market return to North Park Square Saturday, May 4.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Winner Stacie Stamper: "Everybody has a way to give."
The winner of the Patch Easter PEEPs contest is a diorama that shows a little marshmallow figure in a hard hat helping to build a home while other PEEPs cheer him (or her?) on. The entry by Stacie Stamper honors Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, which helps support the nonprofit’s mission to provide decent housing for low-income people around the world. "That's so exciting. How fun is that?" Stamper said when she learned that her entry had won. Second place goes to Martin Burrow of Winder, who used jelly beans and a glass jar to create a colorful PEEPs floral arrangement. Stamper, a Duluth resident, is the donations coordinator for the Gwinnett Habitat ReStore in Lawrenceville. Habitat ReStores take donations of construction materials, …