28 Days of Love

So here we are—February. We survived the holiday season, we rang in the New Year and now we get to celebrate the shortest month of the year, the month of love and the knowledge that spring is just a hop, skip and a jump away. A lot happens in February. This month, we celebrate historically and culturally significant events such…

Christmas at Brawner Holiday Event and Coat Drive

The City of Smyrna held the 3rd annual Christmas at Brawner. High school volunteers and city employees provided games, crafts, hay rides, cookie decorating, s'mores, balloon twisting, holiday music and train rides to see Santa. Admission was a new or gently used coat to be donated to MUST Ministries.

Cobb Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cuttings

The Cobb Chamber of Commerce conducted several Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies over the past couple of weeks. Congratulations to iFly, Roman Roofing, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe, Freddy's Custard and Steak Burgers and Tin Lizzy's on opening their businesses.

Vinings Business Association Luncheon Awards Business of the Year

Drum roll please! Congratulations to the Vinings Village Civic Club for being selected as Business of the Year at the Vinings Business Association Luncheon. Sharon Meinhardt, the President of the organization was thrilled to receive the award on behalf of the organization.

February 2017 Around Town

In the past few months, Austell PetSmart’s customers bought stuffed kittens and pups at the store’s checkout and donated them right back to the store. With the help of MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service, PetSmart delivered 200 stuffed animals to WellStar Cobb Hospital to help calm kids and seniors in the stressful moments following an emergency. “Pet people are compassionate people, and…

For the love

For Dikembe Mutombo, the idea of wanting to improve the lives of those located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was realized through the process of building a hospital for those in need. In a recent interview with Dikembe, he reflected on the initial motivation and desire to want to build a hospital and stated that, “hospitals are where…

Dine In Vinings With Valentines Day Menus

Staring at a menu when every dish looks amazing, it can be difficult to narrow down your options. On Valentine’s Day, you'll want to order a “wow” dish. Valentine’s Day in Vinings is sure to impress with a meal from one of these restaurants.

The Best Love Story

The Best Love Story is right here in Smyrna/Vinings! Lauren answered the call from Vinings Lifestyle in December and responded to our ad looking for "The Best Love Story." Their unique love story started online and ended up with a lovely blended family. Here's "Lauren's Best Love Story"...

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Some historians believe that our modern celebration of Valentine’s Day originally was tied to a pagan Roman festival called Lupercalia, which was held annually in mid-February. During the festival, men would run through the city swinging freshly skinned animal hides and women would line up to be struck by the hides in the belief that it would ensure their fertility.…


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