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  • Cobb EMC (click to Read More)

    Cobb EMC’s 11th annual Steak Out appreciation lunch honored law enforcement from across the electric cooperative’s five-county service district.

    More than 250 law enforcement officers and area elected officials attended the event, which was held at Piedmont Community Church. Guests enjoyed a steak lunch catered by LongHorn® Steakhouse in Acworth, along with live music and door prizes.

    “Each year, we look forward to recognizing and honoring the service of the law...
  • Woodstock City Clerk Rhonda Pezzello is City Clerk of the Year (click to Read More)

    Recently, the Georgia Municipal Clerk’s Association awarded Woodstock’s City Clerk, Rhonda Pezzello, as City Clerk of the Year at the Georgia Municipal Association’s annual convention.

    Rhonda Pezzello became the city clerk for City of Woodstock in 1991. During her 26 years with the City, Rhonda has proven herself to be instrumental in the day-to-day operations of the City where citizens, staff and elected officials would describe her as “the backbone of the City.” Rhonda not only...
  • Check Out the New Dupree Park Improvements! (click to Read More)

    The Dupree Park project was constructed by City of Woodstock Parks and Recreation and Public Works staff. Because of their hard work and dedication, the project was completed on time and under budget.

    An electrofishing (lake audit) of Dupree Park lake was recently conducted. Crews working with Aquatic Environmental Services determine the health of the fish population of this lake. During electrofishing, all fish are released unharmed. The results of the study can be viewed at...
  • Pie Bar Featured in Taste of the South’s Taste 50 List (click to Read More)

    From where-to-eat to events-to-attend, Taste of the South identifies fifty delicious things about the south — and Pie Bar is one of them! You can read about them in the July/August 2017 issue. In addition to delicious dessert pies, Pie Bar is now serving quiche on Sundays: Bacon, Broccoli and Tomato; and Spinach, Red Pepper and Feta.
  • Summer Tropical Shortcake (click to Read More)

    Serves 4

    By Paul Bodrogi

    Fruit Medley Ingredients
    - 2 mangoes
    - 2 kiwi fruit
    - 1 pineapple

    Fruit Medley Procedure
    - Peel and slice the mangoes, and grill one minute on each side.
    - Dice other fruits, and combine in a bowl.
    - Dice the grilled mango,

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  • Yukatan Shrimp Cocktail (click to Read More)

    Shrimp and Pico de Gallo Ingredients

    - 7 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
    - ¼ cup diced tomato
    - 1/8 cup diced red onion
    - 1 teaspoon finely diced jalapenos
    - 1 minced garlic clove
    - 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
    - Juice of ½ a lime
    - Salt and pepper to taste

    Shrimp and Pico de Gallo Procedure

    - Poach shrimp in boiling water for 90 seconds, and transfer them to an ice bath to cool down.
    - Combine all remaining ingredients in...
  • Artist Profile: Marilyn Sparks (click to Read More)

    Painting Memories

    By Maria Klouda

    Old barns, regional landscapes and fields of flowers are just some of the images of the simplicities of the south that are lovingly created by Georgia artist, Marilyn Sparks.

    Marilyn retired from the fashion industry after thirty years of producing shows all over the country. The impact of off-shore competition and the growth of the internet changed the industry significantly. Instead of seeing the changes as the end of her

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  • Mauldin Body Shop & Towing (click to Read More)

    3 Generations of Service

    By Cyndi Braun

    When WWII ended, Navy veteran Herbert Mauldin was ready to pursue his chosen career. Armed with a set of body shop tools, he started fixing dents and dings, painting exteriors, and repairing wrecked cars. In 1961, he moved his business to Butterworth Road in Canton, and he later added towing and recovery.

    From those humble beginnings, the legacy of Mauldin Body Shop and Towing began.

    All in the

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  • Book Review: Falling (click to Read More)

    By Farris Yawn

    Often, when we find an author we like, we will try to find and read everything they have ever written. Since our favorite writers can’t write as fast as we read, we often discover a great book we might otherwise have never picked up. Falling, a young-adult, Christian romance by Kathi Harper Hill, is just such a book.

    As with many aspects of modern, popular culture, romance novels can often be quite explicit. Even young adult fiction sometimes pushes the

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  • Trade School (click to Read More)

    A Great Alternative to the Four-Year College Degree

    By Julie Senger

    With traditional, four-year college and university tuitions continuing to increase each year, many recent high school graduates are looking for another alternative. According to *Collegedata, “The average cost of tuition and fees for the 2016–2017 school year was $9,650 for state residents at public colleges, $24,930 for out-of-state residents attending public universities, and $33,480 at private

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  • Starting Over — Second Careers (click to Read More)

    By JoEllen Wilson

    For many, a life plan often takes the route of finishing high school, attending college, getting a job, marrying and having children. However, this traditional path is rarer
    than you think. Many take a more non-traditional path — like I did.

    Let me start at the beginning . . .

    I was a traditional-age college student. I entered Reinhardt after high school and graduated in two years from this excellent junior college. Then, John Wilson

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  • Community Partner: Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy (click to Read More)

    Making a Difference in the Lives of Children

    The Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy (FFCL) has a mission to “provide books for local communities to prepare preschool children for reading and learning success.”

    FFCL was founded in 1999 to address the growing problem of children from low-income communities entering kindergarten without basic early literacy skills and school readiness. The recipe for early school success is simple: start school with strong literacy

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  • Etowah HS Class of 2017 Graduate Named Gatorade Georgia Baseball Player of the Year and is Drafted by the Atlanta Braves (click to Read More)

    The Gatorade Company recently announced Drew Waters of the Class AAAAAAA State Champion Etowah High School Eagles as its 2016-17 Gatorade Georgia Baseball Player of the Year! Drew, the first Gatorade Georgia Baseball Player of the Year to be chosen from Etowah HS in the award’s 32 years, now is a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year!

    The award, which in the past has been won at the state level by players including Derek Jeter, Jon Lester, David...
  • River Ridge HS Student Wins First Place in State Art Contest (click to Read More)

    Tulani Reeves-Miller placed first in the statewide 2017 TOME Fan Art competition for her work based on the book 5 TO 1 by Holly Bodger.

    TOME is a national student literary society dedicated to promoting multiple literacies among fourth- through 12th-grade students through service, collaboration and competition-based club activities.
  • Georgia Cancer Specialists (click to Read More)

    The sixth annual Stand Up for Stand Down toiletry drive for Georgia’s homeless veterans is ongoing through August 11th. Sponsored by the Georgia District Pilot International Clubs and Georgia Cancer Specialists, affiliated with Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, the drive collects much-needed toiletry and personal-care items to fill “comfort bags” for veterans who attend Stand Down events throughout north and central Georgia.

    “Stand down” is a military term that refers to the time...
  • Vingenzo’s (click to Read More)

    Vingenzo’s Fettuccini con Salsiccia e Fungi menu item was recently awarded a 2017/2018 “100 Plates Locals Love” distinction by the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division (GDEcD) as part of its annual list of “100 Plates Locals Love,” which is featured in the state’s culinary guide, Georgia Eats.

    Georgia Tourism created “100 Plates Locals Love” as a way to provide visitors with locally sourced suggestions, the same way we would recommend restaurants to our...
  • 9th Annual Tools 4 School Event Requests Donations (click to Read More)

    On July 22nd, Act Together Ministries will host its 9th Annual Tools 4 School event at His Hands Church in Woodstock. This event provides haircuts, new school supplies, medical and dental screenings to local foster children and children from low-income homes. School supply donations are needed; items needed include backpacks, calculators, rulers, pencils, colored pencils, pencil boxes/pouches, crayons, folders (esp. 3-prong), binders, spiral notebooks, paper (loose-leaf), markers, erasers,...
  • DAR Outstanding Regent Organizes New Chapter in North Cobb/South Cherokee County (click to Read More)

    National Society Daughters of the Revolution (DAR) members and residents of Cobb and Cherokee County recently attended the Kennesaw Mountain Chapter first chapter meeting. To meet the demand for growth and membership, Cherokee County resident Loriann White was appointed regent and tasked to organize the formation of the new chapter. The chapter organized with thirteen members. The DAR was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism.

    White was awarded...
  • Artist Profile: Brent Lambert-Zaffino (click to Read More)

    Inside The Head of Filmaker Brent Lambert-Zaffino

    By Maria Klouda

    North Georgia’s Brent Lambert-Zaffino was always the kid with the camcorder, spending a lot of time playing around with iMovie. Now, Brent is an independent, freelance director and videographer for music videos, short films and corporate videos. However, what originally began as Brent’s third-grade hobby has recently led to his first feature-length film.

    Brent’s film, The Head, is a dark comedy

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  • Book Review: The Race for Paris (click to Read More)

    By Jessica Asbell

    Meg White Clayton’s The Race for Paris is the fictional account of female reporters during WWII. As evidenced by the actual quotes from WWII female reporters sprinkled throughout the book, it’s clear that they were not welcomed on the front lines, and steps were taken to try to ensure their safety and to keep them in their assigned location. If caught, going AWOL could be a career-killer for a photographer/reporter, but it could be a career-maker if they

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