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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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Now displaying: April, 2021
Apr 29, 2021

Paul and Southern and Bill Nowicki head to Marietta Burger Bar for a great tasting, homemade meal. We spoke with a server who explained what her life during the pandemic. As a single mom she struggled as the restaurant lost patrons. 

The great news is the owners took good care of her and helped her through the toughest parts. Still, customer numbers are down and they need help from the community. Hopefully folks will increase their tipping!

Apr 21, 2021

Tony Cruise grew up cooking and started working at Baby Tommy's 15 years ago when he restarted his life in Marietta after a divorce.

Baby Tommy gave him the restaurant 5 years ago and Tony has worked pretty much non-stop ever since. 

Tony puts in 14 hours a day, 7 days a week. On a typical Friday, he makes 200 pizzas and plans on keeping it that way for the future. 

https://orderbabytommystogo.com/

 

Apr 13, 2021

Raul Thomas is a survivor. He pivoted back to his first love --cooking--  after Marietta's Theatre in the Square experienced the COVID shutdown. Never shying away from a challenge, he rebuilt a food truck and started a restaurant and Bodega in Tucker, near Spaghetti Junction. 

Paul Southern and Bill experience the cuisine that Raul first brought to Georgia back in the 90's. From octopus to pork to jerk chicken to plantains, from street to restaurant food, Raul is connected with the Caribbean culture he grew up with in NYC.

Apr 8, 2021

How many people know what they want to do at age 10? Well Brannen Temple did. He wanted to be a drummer and kept working, listening and learning. He became a sought after studio musician and has played with many of the greats from Chaka Chan to Janet Jackson to the Dixie Chicks. 

What motivates him is the connection that is possible by putting aside your ego and creating true connection through trust, listening and love.

He is coming to Marietta Jazz and Jokes. Come see him!

http://jazzunderthestarsapril17th.eventbrite.com

Apr 3, 2021

Sabra Wood was on maternity leave as a flight attendant when she lost her supervisor on United Flight 93 on 9-11. Shaken, she decided to change careers into the corporate world. Then came the 2008 financial crisis.

 

A single mom with no immediate prospects, she settled in Marietta and began her journey as an entrepreneur and owner of the Red Eyed Mule. 

 

This is her story.

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