Monday, March 18, 2013
The latest inspections by Cobb Public Health include visits to Cafe de Paris, Cafe Hot Wing, Pizza Hut, Powers Ferry Elementary, Walton High School and Wheeler High School.
Each item on an inspection form has a point value ranging from 1 to 9 points, with violations deducting points from a best possible score of 100. A sample inspection form is attached. Higher points are taken for items with higher risk to cause illness, while repeat violations take even more points. Letter grades assigned are A for totals of 100 to 90 points, B for 89 to 80, C for 79 to 70, and U for less than 70.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Cobb has a lot of restaurants and finding the perfect one for a nice dinner out can be a challenge. Check out these great local spots for celebrating Valentine’s Day.
Cobb has a lot of restaurants and finding the perfect one for a nice dinner out can be a challenge. Check out these great local spots for celebrating Valentine’s Day. Shillings on the Square. When suggesting dining in Marietta, it's impossible to forget Shillings. The romantic view of Marietta Square from upstairs accompanied by candlelight and a piano make for an intimate setting. The Streetside Grill on the main floor is more casual. The pub-like restaurant has a classic, woody look. Hanging stained glass lamps and an abbey-like feel create an impressive yet comfortable setting to dine. Take a look at our review of Shillings. La Famiglia Ristorante. Good food, music and maybe a scenic nighttime stroll afterwards—try La Famiglia …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The latest inspections by Cobb Public Health include visits to Bradley's Bar & Grill, J. Christopher's Restaurant and Marlow's Tavern and a follow-up to Mazzy's.
Each item on an inspection form has a point value ranging from 1 to 9 points, with violations deducting points from a best possible score of 100. A sample inspection form is attached. Higher points are taken for items with higher risk to cause illness, while repeat violations take even more points. Letter grades assigned are A for totals of 100 to 90 points, B for 89 to 80, C for 79 to 70, and U for less than 70. Updated: Suong Nguyen, Director of Media Relations at Marlow’s Tavern, informed East Cobb Patch that a follow-up inspection resulted in a score of "90".
Monday, December 31, 2012
Private practice serving Cobb children and adolescents uses creativity to teach coping skills, reduce anxiety, increase self esteem, and communicate feelings.
Respect and love. It’s rare to read, watch or hear a leading news story that highlights goodness. The simple explanation is that extraordinary events are newsworthy and common events are not. Coverage of the lethal mayhem at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school earlier this month put mental health on the public agenda. Community response following the unexpected violent act includes examples of the healthy feelings of respect and love expressed to those who are grieving. Art It Out Therapy Center founder/director Teresa Woodruff believes that most children will hear about the classroom horror in Connecticut and suggests to parents, “Tell your version of the event, keep it simple, make your child feel safe. Tell them they are safe. You can …
Monday, December 24, 2012
This 25-year-old full service music store now offers group lessons for children and adults.
Sheet music of Charlie Brown’s Christmas, beginner Lanikai ukuleles in bright primary colors, a range of percussion instruments, and acoustic and electric guitars wait for the hands of musicians to bring them to life. Jennings Music and Education Center on Canton Road is open until 3 p.m. today for last minute Christmas shoppers. When discussing the role of music in Christmas celebrations, store co-owner Phil Niverson replies, “Music has been there from the beginning. Hark the herald angels sing.” Two large rooms, in the 8,700 sq. ft. freestanding store, are home to group music lessons. Individuals can join a piano, guitar or glee class that meets as a collective. Niverson says, “You never hear of anyone saying ‘I wish that my mother never…
Monday, December 17, 2012
This East Cobb booking agency represents Mr. and Mrs. Claus, elves, reindeer and photographers in Greater Atlanta.
St. Nicholas, also known as Father Christmas, Santa Claus, St. Nick, or, according to Cheech and Chong, ”the guy wit da hair on his jaws,” represents the spirit of generosity and love to Christians and others around the world. Atlanta’s Santas owner Steph Seibert keeps her booking agency business in perspective: “All the men I represent are Santa’s helpers. The real St. Nicholas is not seen.” According to the nonprofit St. Nicholas Center, the third-century Bishop of Myra is the patron saint to an expansive list including: lawyers; judges; the unjustly condemned; sailors; perfumers; pawn brokers; bakers; the poor; lovers; and children. It is believed that St. Nick was born to wealthy parents in what is now Turkey and was orphaned at a …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Diamonds, custom designed rings and more are sold at this full-service jeweler on Sandy Plains Road.
'Tis the season to be jolly. Fa la la la love grinning at the sparkles of a big, fat diamond. All year is diamond season but the fourth quarter is traditionally strong in sales around the world due to festivals that include Diwali, Golden Week and Christmas, according to a Rapaport Magazine article citing diamond miner DeBeers' chief executive, Philippe Mellier. Rapaport is a multinational group, with over 13,000 clients in 95 countries, that provides services supporting the development of free, fair, efficient, competitive, and profitable diamond and jewelry markets. David Douglas Diamonds sales manager Jen Foster says that “All of our vendors sign an ethics agreement on how the diamonds and other gems and metals are sourced.” Doug …
Monday, December 3, 2012
This full-service florist in Woodlawn Point Shopping Center stocks unique gifts including handcrafted jewelry and American-made felt purses.
Who are you going to call? Birthday, thank you, special occasion centerpiece or just because, are a few reasons people give fresh cut flowers. Flowers of Marietta owner Richard Nurik believes that customer service, premium flowers and unique designs are what keeps his phone ringing. “In 2004 there were six florists on Johnson Ferry between Lower Roswell and Shallowford roads,” Nurik shares, “We’re the only one left.” He believes the stale economy has affected the fresh flower budgets of his corporate clients but not individuals’ spending habits. He does, however, see a customer behavior change. “The economy has ratcheted up people’s expectations,” Nurik states, “Our job is to ask a few questions to help a customer express what they’re …
Monday, November 26, 2012
This established East Cobb niche retailer is a one-stop shop for creators of jewelry, fashion and home decor items.
Rich colors of shiny Czech glass beads, pewter beads sourced from a Marietta supplier and semiprecious stones in organic and cut shapes dangle in strands, filling the small Bead Dreams main show room with potential. The beaders nirvana in East Marietta Plaza on Roswell Road is easy to pass by because the dozen or so store fronts in the plaza sit well below the grade of the five lane road and compete for attention with neighboring retail at motorists’ eye level. Sole proprietor Michael Whone is an entrepreneur rather than a crafter. He started selling beads at trade shows and believes that good inventory and service are keys to brick and mortar retail success. “I love owning a business because I’m able to make a difference in the community …
Monday, November 19, 2012
This Marietta artist creates permanent body art and offers piercing service, possibilities for memorable bonding experiences with relatives this holiday season.
Family Tradition Tattoo owner James Tuck’s tattoos start with cyan swirls that run the length of his right bicep and forearm. He doesn’t have a count on the designs that rest under his skin, and he doesn’t show them off, at least not while at work in his small shop in an understated plaza on Shallowford Road, just west of Trickum Road. Tuck is also a tattoo artist, a craft he’s been practicing for 16 years. When not using an electric needle to create, the Marietta High School Class of 1988 graduate writes dark urban fantasy novels and novelettes. Deacon Chalk: Occult Urban Bounty Hunter, is Tuck’s series published by Kensington Press. Two new releases are scheduled for first quarter of next year. Readers can find tastes of Tuck’s …