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Marietta Stories | Crazy cool stories from the community builders of Marietta, Georgia

What makes the town of Marietta, Georgia so welcoming, friendly and the center of Southern hospitality? Listen each week as veteran podcaster Bill Nowicki dives deep to tell the heartwarming, sad and funny stories from the people that make up the fabric of this historic city.
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Jul 23, 2017

Maggie’s Farm, an Indie Film creation, is the brainchild of Jacob Viness, a Marietta native. I speak with him and his good friend and star of the movie, Justin McEver. The movie takes place in a ice cream parlor over the course of an evening with an angry Justin barking orders to employees that might not care so much…

 

I must say, this interview was a ton of fun. Justin and Jacob make me a little nervous as a Dad; no steady income from movies for Jacob and playing in a band for Justin. But you will experience the joy that they have for their work and why I love to speak with people that follow their passion. (Plus I am not their Dad.)

 

This interview has a couple of minor curse words, so I attached the explicit tag to it.

 

Steady Common is Justin’s Band, at plays every week at the Strand Theater on the Square.(https://www.facebook.com/steadycommon/)

 

Maggie’s Farm on iTunes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/maggies-farm/id1256310239

 

Here’s Jacob’s production company

https://www.facebook.com/Pew-Pew-Productions-1400243423397445/

Jul 16, 2017

Grant Rivera admits he did not grow up in Marietta, or the south for that matter. He is a Yankee from the Midwest.

 

Early on, he thought he wanted to be a doctor, but his first science class removed that from his plans.

 

Dr. Rivera did become a doctor of education, collegiate cheerleader and SEC sports fan.

 

We also talk about his family and his vision for Marietta City Schools. Oh yeah, he answers the questions from the Marietta City Facebook page….

Jul 9, 2017

Kristen Spann grew up in Marietta and she remembers a simpler time. Riding her bike around the Marietta Square and living in small town USA. Of course, life has a way of changing.

She lost herself to a toxic relationship and it was from this experience she realized life is full of choices and she no longer had to be a victim to life.

Kristen realized life is in fact a gift and that she is responsible for her own happiness.

"Happiness isn't something external from myself".

She started to change her life in small ways by using positive affirmations and reoriented her thoughts. She also does something nice for someone else every day.

Now she is known as Miss Positive at work and continues to work through her fears.

I think you will enjoy Kristen’s take on life and ways to make a positive difference for those around you.

Jul 8, 2017

Betty Peardon tells the mole story. 

Jul 3, 2017

Brumby Hall is a stately home on Powder Springs Road across from the Confederate Cemetery. It has stood since before the Civil War and was not burned when Sherman burned Marietta. 

 

In this episode, I interviewed 3 folks that volunteer their time as members of the Friends of Brumby Hall. They help keep the building and grounds alive with activity and preserve the history of this important building. 

 

Ed Best, is a descendant of local Civil War veterans. He met an Australian women (later his wife) and moved to Australia. Turns out that Australians are fascinated with reenacting — even the American Civil War. 

 

Barbara Norton, became involved in Brumby Hall just after the city purchased it in the 1990’s. She was told it would not be furnished with period furniture, so the Friends of Brumby Hall was created to do just that. 

 

Carolyn Corley, a long time Marietta Resident and Friends of Brumby Hall passionately discusses the need to become involved in Marietta History and why she became involved in the organization.

 

Lonnie Love explains the construction of the home and the changes made over the years. He also talks about a very special event around the holidays. The Marietta School Fund partially sponsors 6 dinners for 12 people each seating. An evening includes 4 courses and wine, instrumentalist and several readings that the Brumby’s might have included in their Christmas celebration. 

 

To close things out, Robert Thompson, the Friends of Brumby Hall president talks about the military history and his involvement in the house. Robert discusses the challenge with preserving history while respecting people’s beliefs.

 

https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Brumby-Hall-159723404069643/

 

Marietta Schools Foundation

http://mariettaschoolsfoundation.com

 

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