Dateline Cobb: The Week of Sept. 17 – Yahoo News


Sep. 13—Blue Springs Road in Kennesaw will be closed Sept. 14

Blue Springs Road in Kennesaw will be closed Sept. 14 from 7: 30 a. m. to 2: 30 p. m. for the funeral of Cobb Sheriff’s Deputy Jonathan Randall Koleski.

Access to North Cobb Regional Library will be limited to Old Highway 41.

The funeral service will be at NorthStar Church, 3413 Blue Springs Road in Kennesaw. Visitation will be 9 to 11 the. m. Cobb County Government will stream the support at noon. Burial is going to be 2: 30 p. m. at the Georgia National Cemetery, 1080 Veterans Cemetery Street in Canton.

The funeral for Cobb Sheriff’s Deputy Marshall Samual Ervin Jr. will be September. 15 at West Ridge Church, 3522 Hiram Acworth Highway in Dallas. Visitation will be noon to 2 p. m. and the services will begin at 2 p. m.


Community grant action plan

Cobb County will submit its 2023 Annual Action Plan this fall.

The plan will have a list of projects to be funded through the Community Development Block Grants, Environmental, Social and Governance, and Home programs to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

There will be a Public Review Meeting on Sept. 28 at 11 a. m. at the Switzer Library, 266 Roswell Street NE in Marietta to receive comments on the plan draft. A 30-day public comment period began on Sept. 13 and will conclude on Oct. 17.

All comments should be directed to the Cobb County CDBG Program Office, 770-528-1455 or email [email protected] com .


Renew your business license soon

The 2023 business license renewal season is quickly approaching.

Cobb County business owners should be on the lookout for their renewal information going out next month.

For more information about online renewals, visit .


Disaster Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month.

Cobb County residents can prepare themselves and their own family for an unexpected emergency or disaster with resources found at ready. gov .

Here are some ways to prepare:

— Build an emergency kit with non-perishable food and water that will last several days; flashlights, radios and extra batteries; and a first aid kit.

— Make a plan and consider any special needs one’s family might have; make sure children know important phone numbers; learn evacuation route; and make a communication plan. Download a family crisis communication plan fillable PDF form at .

— Prepare kids for disasters and emergencies. Take time to make a plan and have conversations about preparedness. Help them know how to stay safe plus navigate potentially scary situations. For more information, visit Ready. gov/kids .

— Don’t forget one’s pets. Add these items to an emergency bag in case one needs to evacuate with their four-legged buddies: a photo of the pets in case they get separated from the family; medicine and grooming items; a collar with an ID and a leash. Download a pet checklist at .

For more information, visit .


Take care of your septic system

Cobb Water is reminding Cobb residents on septic systems to check in on their tanks.

Many residents are on septic systems that treat wastewater on site rather than transporting water to become treated at Cobb’s reclamation facilities. Participants can learn how to maintain their septic tank at a free Lunch & Learn: Septic system Basics: General Care and Maintenance on Sept. 23 in 12: 45 p. meters. at the Cobb County Water Quality Lab, 662 South Cobb Drive in Marietta.

Participants may attend in person or virtually. Registration is required. Register from .


Paint seascapes inspired by Bob Ross

Residents can learn to paint seascapes like the late Bob Ross on Sept. 24 at the Art Station — Big Shanty, 2050 Kennesaw Due West Road NW in Kennesaw.

This workshop is taught by a Bob Ross certified instructor. Spots are limited. Registration is required.

Register at with activity code 27622.


Art contest reflects importance of water

Middle school students are invited to enter the Cobb Region Water System and the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority 13th Annual waterSmart waterArt Calendar Contest.

Students in grades 6-8, enrolled in Cobb County and City of Marietta School Districts, can submit a piece of 2-D art that answers the question, “How is water important to me? ”

The particular entry should also include a 50-word statement explaining how the artwork depicts the theme. Winning entries will be posted online and included in the 2023 waterSmart calendar.

The deadline for submissions is Oct. 6 at 3 g. m.

For more information, email michael. [email protected] org or visit .

Residents can view the 2022 calendar at .


Awareness Through Movement is Sept. 15

The Tim D. Lee Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road in Marietta, will have Awareness Through Movement on Sept. 15 from 10: 30 to 11: thirty a. m.

Participants will be introduced to the Feldenkrais Method. This method is designed to help one improve posture, ease of movement, balance plus overall sense of wellbeing. The event is presented by a certified Feldenkrais Method instructor. Free, but registration is required.

For more information, call 770-509-4900 or visit .


Mini DIY Pinata is Sept. 16

The Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs Street, Suite 100 in Marietta, will have a Mini DIY Pinata event on September. 16 from noon to 2 p. m.

Participants can learn to make mini pinatas in this super easy craft project. Free, but registration is required.

For more information, call 770-528-5355 or visit .


Registration deadline for End associated with Summer Cookout is Sept. 16

The particular Senior Wellness Center may have an End of Summer Cookout on Sept. 22 from 11: 30 a. meters. to 1: 30 p. mirielle. at Tumlin Park, 400 Chestnut Hill Road SW in Marietta.

The menu will consist of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, chips, soda and other goodies. Cost is $8. This is a fundraiser for the center. Registration deadline is Sept. 16.

For more information, call 770-528-5355 or visit .


Better Hearing Seminar is September. 16

The Tim D. Lee Elderly Center, 3332 Sandy Flatlands Road in Marietta, will have a Better Hearing Seminar upon Sept. 16 from 11 a. m. to noon.

Participants can learn about the importance of good hearing, and what hearing devices are available. The event is sponsored by Wellstar. Free, but registration is required.

To find out more, call 770-509-4900 or check out .


Screenings & Vaccinations for Good Health is Sept. 19

The particular Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs Street, Suite 100 in Marietta, may have Screenings & Vaccinations for Good Health on Sept. 19 from 10 a. michael. to 2 p. michael.

Participants may improve their health and reduce their particular risk of chronic disease by becoming familiar with needed immunizations, screenings and services. Participants can learn about preventive services covered by Medicare and other free and low-cost solutions. There will be an opportunity to have a wellness check and receive COVID booster shots after the seminar. Free, but registration is needed.

For more information, contact 770-528-5355 or visit .


Manage Your Microbiome will be Sept. 19

The West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Highway in Powder Springs, will have Manage Your Microbiome is usually Sept. 19 from ten to 11 a. m.

Participants can discover the intricate communication between microbiome and the brain, foods that promote gut health and contribute to common GI disorders and how to clean out one’s pantry and buy fresh foods that will promote a healthy lifestyle. Totally free, but registration is required.

For more information, call 770-509-4900 or visit .


Maximizing Your Tablet is September. 20

The Freeman Poole Senior Center, 4025 South Hurt Road in Smyrna, will have Increasing Your Tablet on Sept. 20 from 1 to 2 l. m.

Participants can bring their tablet to this workshop to ensure they are getting the most out of their iPad or Android tablet for their entertainment, surfing the web and communications needs. Free, but registration is required.

For more information, call 770-801-3400 or visit .


Composting plus Vermiculture; Scraps from your Kitchen is Sept. 20

The Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs Street, Suite 100 inside Marietta, will have Composting and Vermiculture; Scraps from your Kitchen on Sept. 20 through 10 to 11 a. m.

If you prepare fresh fruits and vegetables, do you just trash your scraps? If so, why not consider composting. It is easy and a compost bin can fit under a sink and is not smelly. The event is presented by the Cobb County Extension. Free of charge, but registration is required.

For more information, call 770-528-5355 or visit .


Hearing Screening on Sept. 23

The Tim D. Lee Senior Middle, 3332 Sandy Plains Street in Marietta, will have the Hearing Screening on September. 23 from 9 a. m. to noon.

Come in for a free hearing screening. An audiologist will answer questions regarding what might be available to improve one’s hearing. The event is definitely sponsored by Wellstar. Free, but registration is required.

For more information, call 770-509-4900 or visit .

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