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Here in the Atlanta area, we love Springtime.  For the most part, this Spring has been delightful and Atlantans have thrown open their doors and streamed into the sights, sounds and smells of a most beautiful season.  More of us are adapting an eco-friendly lifestyle, and are bringing that sensib...
05/09/2011
Earth Day is over for this year, but I hope we will continue to celebrate it by incorporating eco-friendly concepts into our daily lives.  New construction is gradually making a comeback, and this can be the best place for green thinking to begin.  The first challenge of green building is often d...
05/06/2011
Prior to 1978, pigments and additives in consumer paints were allowed to contain lead.  Last April the EPA established rules regarding lead abatement in homes built before 1978.  However the new rules were not widely publicized or were largely ignored. But in this state last month, the EPA agree...
05/05/2011
Endless sunshine and pleasant temperatures will blanket the Marietta, Georgia area for as far as the eye can see.  Why not start your outdoor weekend activities with the First Friday Art Walk on Marietta Square?  Visit more than 30 merchants who will host artists and demonstrations in their store...
05/04/2011
The storms that lashed the South last week were a reminder of how we depend on the strength and integrity of our homes to keep us safe.  Although my small neck of the woods was spared major damage, many of my fellow Georgians were not so lucky. The tragedy made me think about the exterior of my h...
05/03/2011
This weekend's glorious Spring weather will afford Atlanta area residents another opportunity to eat, drink, relax and enjoy the outdoors.  For the 23rd year, the biannual Smyrna Jonquil Festival will bloom this weekend.  Smyrna is one of Cobb County's six incorporated cities.The spring version o...
04/29/2011
Gardening buffs in the Marietta, Georgia area will have a great opportunity to freshen their landscaping and vegetable gardens.  Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society's annual Plant Sale is an excellent chance to purchase perennials, shrubs, and other foliage for the spring planting season. The two...
04/28/2011
Get your taste buds in gear - the 18th Annual Taste of Marietta is coming up Sunday, May 1st,  2011 from 11a.m.-7p.m.  on the historic Marietta Square. This year's "Taste" is expected to be the best yet! At last year's Taste of Marietta, over 100,000 people hit the streets of the Marietta Square ...
04/27/2011
Here's a great outdoor activity for a Spring Friday in Marietta, Georgia - especially since this is Earth Day!   Participants will not only enjoy a Spring stroll, but will learn about our natural and historic arborial treasures.  Marietta Tree Keepers invites you to attend our next Sip n' Stroll ...
04/22/2011
As homeowners everywhere know, it's always something.  Better, though, to spend a little time and money maintaining the homestead than spending a lot more of both these resources on repair.   What better time to get energized than when the winter chill has left and sunshine warms the air.  With a...
04/21/2011
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