While the county's Christmas tree recycling program ends today, the Kennesaw Public Works Department will pick up trees placed at your curb by 7 a.m. Monday.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Starting today, you can take your tree to Noonday Creek Park in Kennesaw.
Christmas is over. What are you going to do with your Christmas tree? Starting today, recycle it at selected Cobb County parks, including one location in Kennesaw. According to Keep Cobb Beautiful, you can swing by the following locations until Jan. 5: Kennesaw's two Home Depot locations are also participating in the Bring One for the Chipper recycling program, but only on Jan. 5. There's one location at 449 Roberts Court NW and another at 1655 Shiloh Rd. For more information, contact the Keep Cobb Beautiful office at 770-528-1135 or email@example.com. After Jan. 5, the Kennesaw Public Works Department will pick up trees placed at your curb by 7 a.m. Jan. 7.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Consider taking some precautions to keep uninvited holiday guests from ruining the season.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Fire Department officials have some advice for what can be the most hazardous room in the home—the kitchen.
Did you know cooking fires are the most common type of blaze in U.S. households? Well, it's true and there's no time of the year it's more true than the holidays. The kitchen can be one of the most hazardous rooms in the home if you don’t practice safe cooking behaviors. Here are some safety words of wisdom:
Friday, December 21, 2012
It's the last weekend to tell Santa what you want for Christmas.
Live Nativity When: 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: Saint Teresa's Episcopal Church, 5725 Fords Rd. NW, Acworth | Get directions Why Go: People who have attended in previous years have experienced “many really powerful ... moments,” according to organizer Paula Flippin. Price: Free Kennesaw State University Women's Basketball vs. Georgia Southern When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: KSU Convocation Center, 1000 Chastain Rd. NW, Kennesaw | Get directions Why Go: The home team needs your support. Price: $6 | Buy tickets Santa's Workshop When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Where: Marietta Square, 50 North Park Square NE, Marietta | Get directions Why Go: This is your last weekend to tell Santa what you want for Christmas. …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Public schools are out of session starting Friday and will resume on Jan. 8.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
You voted and this house was the top local vote-getter in our Deck the House contest.
Who has the best “decked” house in North Cobb? According to users who voted in our annual Deck the House contest, Becky Gravois Hranicky's home has the best holiday lights in North Cobb. Click here to watch the video of Hranicky's Light-O-Rama display. We had tons of national entries in this year’s Deck the House contest and in our quest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in the country, we’ve seen everything from a life-size Santa to holiday lights so bright they could blind the neighbors. We loved showcasing everyone’s holiday spirit, but Deck the House isn’t over yet. We’re still looking for the one home so spectacularly decorated that it could be the national grand prize winner of our contest. We will choose 24 finalists…
Monday, December 17, 2012
The King family of Kennesaw celebrates both holidays.
For Angie King, celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas is all she's ever known. The Kennesaw resident was raised in an interfaith family, her mother being Jewish and her father coming from the Methodist faith. "We always had a tree," King said. "We always had a menorah." While many of her classmates were jealous of the fact that she received presents for both holidays, others were mean, making fun of her and calling her names. "A lot of people were ignorant," she said. "I came across a lot of prejudice." And, that's something she hopes her 4-year-old son, Ethan, won't face as much of as a Jewish child who also celebrates Christmas. "I know that he will run into some things," she said. This is the first year the Kings really celebrated Hanukkah…
Friday, December 14, 2012
Your weekend guide also includes a Christmas Cantata and a shopping extravaganza.
The Atlanta Lyric Theatre Presents White Christmas When: 8 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Sunday Where: Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square NE, Marietta | Get directions Why Go: It's a classic, timeless musical. Price: Tickets start at $25 | Buy tickets Holiday Shopping Extravaganza When: 11 a.m. Saturday Where: Christine's School of Dance, 1305 Cedarcrest Rd., Dallas | Get directions Why Go: You can shop for everything from fudge and rice warmers to bird feeders and scarves at this event. Price: While admission is free, don't forget to bring a few dollars to support the vendors at the extravaganza. 22nd Annual ROCK 4 TOTS Charity Music Fest When: 3 p.m. Saturday Where: Reds Timbers, 730 Concord Rd. SE…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
City residents who will be away during the holidays can ask the Acworth Police Department to check on their homes.