Atlanta people and places

Marietta Rotarians celebrate student success

11:23 am Mar. 16, 2017

For nearly a decade, the Rotary Club of Marietta has supported the Marietta Performance Learning Center, a program that works to help students complete high school while developing business skills in preparation for entering the job market. To encourage students to stay on task, Rotary members participate in social outings, donate business attire, and send items such as gift cards to recognize achievement.

Recently, the students and Rotary members got together

Marietta’s had a death in the family: remembering Rev. Sam Storey

6:00 am Mar. 6, 2017

Before there was social media, there was Rev. Sam Storey. The longtime senior associate minister of Marietta’s First United Methodist Church had a pre-Facebook knack for keeping up with his flock’s milestones and occasional missteps.

“You better hope Big Sam doesn’t find out,” my husband warned when I was once pondering a Sunday activity that would divert us from church. I scrapped those other plans.

Rev. Storey, whose funeral was Sunday, died March

Rev. Sam Storey (Feb. 4, 1943-March 2, 2017), led the prayer at Roy Barnes’ last public appearance as governor

8:16 am Mar. 4, 2017

This originally ran Jan. 16, 2003. Following the death of Rev. Sam Storey this week, we decided to run it again. Storey died at 74 after suffering heart disease for years. Details on visitation and service are here.

Four years ago, when a crowd of Georgians gathered to welcome newly elected Gov. Roy Barnes, the Rev. Sam Storey led them in prayer.

Last week, when a crowd of

Marietta’s Strand Theatre will air the Super Bowl on Sunday

7:54 am Feb. 2, 2017

If you can’t be in Houston, maybe you can make it to Marietta for Sunday’s game.

The historic Earl Smith Strand Theatre plans to air the game on multiple screens. The event is free to attend and concessions will be available for purchase.

The pregame festivities start at 2 p.m.

Parking is free around the Marietta Square. We recommend the parking garage across the street from the theater.

Event info from the Strand:

“Watch the Big

Marietta ice skating rink reopens today after being closed .. due to ice

10:29 am Jan. 8, 2017

Marietta’s popular annual ice skating rink opens again at noon Sunday after it had to temporarily halt operations due to .. ice.

(Hey, it’s not just us: Snow Mountain had to temporarily close due to snow! It also reopens today.)

MORE: Where to go ice skating in metro Atlanta

VIDEO: Watch Marietta police officers take the town’s ice rink for a spin

All kidding aside, I’d say it was a good

Marietta restaurant featured in Robert Redford film for sale for $1 million

3:01 pm Jan. 1, 2017

The rustic restaurant near Kennesaw Mountain where Robert Redford and Nick Nolte filmed scenes for “A Walk in the Woods” is on the market.

Louise’s could be yours for $1 million. According to its real estate listing the structure is 3,686 square feet and sits on a little less than an acre.

Redford and Nolte played Bill Bryson and Stephen Katz, longtime buddies who tackle physical and emotional challenges during their time on the Appalachian

Cobb author plans Truman Capote reading to benefit Gatlinburg fire victims: Hear a preview clip here

10:54 am Dec. 16, 2016

Bestselling author Lauretta Hannon will give a reading of Truman Capote’s holiday classic, “A Christmas Memory,” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Marietta Museum of History. Admission is a monetary donation of any amount (if you’d like to write a check, make it out to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee) and proceeds benefit those devastated by the recent Gatlinburg, Tenn. wildfires. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the event will