Amid the Christmas season, Local Voices blogger Richard Pellegrino asks “What would Jesus do or have us do?”
Friday, December 28, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The North Georgia Health District offers these tips.
As you lovingly serve roasted turkey, baked ham, delicious casseroles and decadent desserts to family and friends this holiday season, don’t let food-borne illness be one of your secret ingredients. Festive times are for giving and sharing, but that should never include sharing food-borne illness. Here are some tips from the USDA's Meat and Poultry Hotline (1-888-674-6854) to help you have SAFE holiday festivities. Safely handle food. Always wash your hands before and after handling food—especially raw meat and poultry—and keep your kitchen, dishes and utensils clean, as well. Cook thoroughly. Be sure to cook food thoroughly to safe minimum internal temperatures. To learn more about safe temperatures for various foods, log onto www.fsis.…
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Have you experienced or heard of the contribution of what some have referred to as “Secret Santas” or “layaway angels”? Share your stories with Patch.
A store in Providence, R.I., recently saw an anonymous individual pay off the layaway balances of eight strangers. During a week earlier this month in D'Iberville, Miss., 35 layaway bills were paid off at a Walmart. We’re wondering if there have been any such stories in West Cobb. Have you experienced or heard of the contribution of what some have referred to as “Secret Santas” or “layaway angels”—those who pay off the layaway balance belonging to someone they don’t know? Has a Good Samaritan helped you in some other way this holiday season? Share your stories in the comments or email them to Editor Jon Gargis at email@example.com and we may follow up with you in the coming days.
Dr. Michael Stovall addresses the recent school shooting in Newtown, CT to offer a biblical answer to the problem of evil in the world.
Monday, December 24, 2012
This is a classic, and if you've never made them before, it's easy. We prefer dark chocolate Hershey Kisses—easier to justify as a "healthy" cookie.
Peanut Butter Blossoms 48 Hershey's Kisses Brand Milk Chocolates 1/2 cup shortening 3/4 cup Reese's Creamy Peanut Butter 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 1 egg 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt Granulated sugar Directions 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates. 2 Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture. 3 Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet. 4 Bake 8 to…
Here are 11 tips from Allstate, all aimed at reducing the chances of your home being burglarized during the holidays. Allstate Provides Home Burglary Prevention Tips for the Holidays
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,”organizer Paula Flippin said. 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. He leaves…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
See the messages these men and women overseas had for their families and friends back home in Powder Springs, Austell, Douglasville and other nearby cities.
On occasion, we here at West Cobb Patch venture onto YouTube to find videos of local relevance. A recent video that caught our eye was one uploaded by DouglasvilleCITITV on Monday. The clip shows several service men and women wishing their families happy holidays. As of early Wednesday, the video (which is attached to this article) had nine views. The service members—filmed while abroad in Afghanistan, Germany, South Korea, Spain and other locations—had holiday messages for family and friends in Powder Springs, Austell, Douglasville and several other nearby cities. We’ll try to keep an eye on YouTube for videos filmed by or starring locals. If you see any interesting ones we’ve missed, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Road, 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 Road …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
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