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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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Jun 29, 2018

When Paul Lubertazzi was a kid, he remembers his grandmother saying don’t jump on the bed when the macaroni is drying. That was the normal thing when a big Italian extended family in Nutley, NJ gets ready for Sunday dinner. 

 

How did Paul end up in Marietta in 1984 during the height of the mall era? How did he decide on a pot pies exclusively? Why does each of his pot pies have a flower on the top? And what does bees have to do with it? (Nothing really, but it is a great story and Paul and his son Brayden are pretty great too.)

http://www.paulspotpies.com

Jun 23, 2018

Pam Stone grew up riding a horse bareback to Perkin’s market during the summer and scaring away a perv with her horse (yup, apparently there is an east Cobb perv).

 

Her time at Wheeler High School was not easy. She was as a tall, incredibly thin nerd and had trouble making friends. She headed off to Kennesaw State College with low expectations. But she was surprisingly popular with the guys and doors started opening up to her. 

 

She started waitressing at the Punch Line Comedy Club in Atlanta and went on stage after her waitress friends dared her. She ended up killing and she knew driving home that her life had changed forever.

 

She met one of the Punch Line’s headliner’s named Jay Leno and Jay started mentoring her. She perfected her craft and left for Hollywood. A chance meeting with a producer ended up with her finding her way on a show called “Coach” (after never having acted before).

 

After a successful 7 years on that show, she bought land in Upstate South Carolina and started thinking of her future and a return to something she loved — horses.

 

She vowed to leave Hollywood when she turned 40 and start her new life on her South Carolina farm. She made it — just barely. She found herself climbing over the fence to her farm in a driving rainstorm, just before midnight on her birthday.

 

Now she coaches horse clients, writes blogs, does standup and lives with her other half, a rosarian named Paul Zimmerman. 

 

https://www.comedianpamstone.com

 

Pam’s Latest Blog Post— Ask Aunty Pam

http://www.goupstate.com/lifestyle/20180619/ask-aunty-pam-ditch-girl-dont-ditch-dog

 

Running Flat out Documentary 

https://documentaries1.vhx.tv

 

Pam’s Books

https://www.amazon.com/default/e/B0060NISTQ?redirectedFromKindleDbs=true

 

Paul’s Website

https://paulzimmermanroses.com

 

Jun 9, 2018

For over twenty years, Rhonda Weisberg has served as a clairsentient intuitive, working with clients across the country, bringing them clarity, insight, peace of mind, and “spiritual coaching” from their higher selves, Spirit guides, and angels. 

 

Rhonda also works with animals. So I brought along Lucy, our 6 year old, miniature Dachshund for a reading. Let’s check out how it all went down!

 

Rhonda’s website

http://www.rhondaweisberg.net

 

The shelter Rhonda refers to…

https://goodmews.org

Jun 7, 2018

Just one week from the opening of “Title of Show”! Bill meets most of the gang at the Two Birds Taphouse for a pre-rehersal dinner and drinks. (Did you know Marietta Theatre Company has their own drink?)

 

The team feels confident as Bill speaks with the actors (Blaine Clotfelter, Gina Ann Riggs, Jeff Cooper and Becky Ittner) who are “off book”. 

 

Bill also speaks with the musical director, Shane Simmons about the crew and his life before the Marietta Theatre Company.

 

Get your tickets while they last!

 

https://mariettatheatre.tix.com/schedule.aspx?orgnum=5266

 

Two Birds Taphouse

https://www.twobirdstaphouse.com

Jun 3, 2018

Blaine Clotfelter and Jeff Cooper love to act. They started Marietta Theatre Company along with a few friends you’ll meet in the next episode.

In this episode, you’ll get a behind the scene view of two men that do what they love and are helping to revive the Square’s once thriving theatre district.

Their latest musical, “Title of Show” sounds like a reason winner!

 https://mariettatheatre.com/

 

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