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Atlanta Opera High School Opera Institute to give concert

Atlanta Opera High School Opera Institute to give concert

ATLANTA -- The 11 talented local students who participated in this year's Atlanta Opera High School Opera Institute will give a special concert next month.

The institute, which is one of only a few programs of its kind in the U.S., puts high school students through a rigorous audition process and offers eight months of workshops, vocal coaching and other courses for young people who are interested in pursuing music careers.

In the three years the Atlanta Opera has offered the program, 11 of its graduates have gone on to study music at universities and conservatories across the country.

A Cobb County library will be holding a 'Lunch & Learn' to commemorate Holocaust

A Cobb County library will be holding a 'Lunch & Learn' to commemorate Holocaust

 

COBB --  Staff at Mountain View Regional Library will host a National Holocaust Commemoration Week lunch and learn 1-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, in the library's community room. 

The event will feature Dr. Eugen Schoenfeld, education director at the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust. Dr. Schoenfeld is a Holocaust survivor and will discuss his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz, Warsaw, Dachau and Muehldorf concentration camps during World War II.

Registration is required. To register, call 770-509 2725 or visit the adult reference desk.
Mountain View Regional Library is located at 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta.

Twelve Georgia Chefs Will Compete at the 35th Annual Vidalia Onion Festival

Twelve Georgia Chefs Will Compete at the 35th Annual Vidalia Onion Festival

Twelve Georgia chefs will soon reveal new layers of their own talent as well as the versatility of the famous Vidalia® onion. Local chefs included come from restaurants such as Spice Market, the Chicken & The Egg, The Ritz-Carlton, Food 101, Fig Jam Kitchen & Bar, and more.

The inaugural Golden Onion professional cooking competition will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Vidalia, Ga., as the official kick-off to the 35th Annual Vidalia Onion Festival. This new professional cooking competition showcases the Vidalia® onion, Georgia’s official state vegetable, and also offers a new platform for chefs across Georgia to display their skills and creativity.

2 Walton HS students win Siemens Award

2 Walton HS students win Siemens Award

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Two extraordinary seniors at Walton High School in East Cobb have been recognized for their many accomplishments in the classroom.

State Rep. Matt Dollar (R-Marietta) wrote House Resolutions 2019 and 2020 in honor of Charles Wang and Lisa Wang, respectively. The students are Georgia's 2012 recipients of the Siemens Award for Advanced Placement, a $2,500 scholarship given to the two students from each state -- one boy and one girl -- who earn the most scores of 5 on certain AP exams.

"It is an honor to recognize the accomplishments of these outstanding students," Rep. Dollar said in a statement. "I am extraordinarily proud to say that both Georgia winners of this prestigious award were educated in Cobb County. This is a testament to the world-class education provided by the dedicated teachers and staff at Cobb County schools."

Cobb County's Facebook 'Photo of the Week'

Cobb County's Facebook 'Photo of the Week'

 

Burr Osoinach, periodicals section of the Central Library, prepares out of town newspapers for library patrons to read. Newspapers in both print and digital format are available in the library, including local, national and international publications. Visit the library online at http://www.cobbcat.org/

You can visit, and "like," the county's Facebook page at facebook.com/pages/Cobb-County-Government/68050802558

Meet Miss Ga. 2011 in Marietta this Friday

Meet Miss Ga. 2011 in Marietta this Friday

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Before she jets off to Las Vegas for the 2012 Miss America Pageant, Michaela Grace Lackey will mingle with family, friends and well-wishers in Marietta.

Join Michaela, otherwise known as Miss Georgia 2011, at the Strand Theatre at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, and wish her the best of luck in the big pageant.

Michaela is an avid dancer and a student at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, according to her Facebook page. Her platform is PASSION: Performing Artists Serving Society in Our Neighborhoods; she believes in arts education and has partnered with both the Georgia Council for the Arts and Americans for the Arts to help her create opportunities for budding artists in the community.

Merry Christmas from Gov. Deal

Merry Christmas from Gov. Deal

ATLANTA -- Governor Nathan Deal issued a special holiday greeting for Georgia residents on Friday.

As Christmas nears, I wanted to wish every Georgian a merry Christmas and a happy holiday season.

Christmas has a special way of reminding us what is really important: our faith in God, family and the well-being of our fellow man.

But Christmas is not limited to a single season or date on a calendar. These feelings of peace and love are always with us throughout our lives. For many, Christmas serves as a rejuvenation of these values and ideals.

After the gifts are all unwrapped and the candles begin to dim, our spirits will once again be enriched and fully restored.

As we reflect on all we have been able to accomplish this past year, we will cary this rejuvenated spirit to achieve all the goals that we have set for the coming years.