In this epic podcast (1 1/2 hours long), Andy Gaines traces his earliest memory of the Strand (3rd grade) to his shift from business major to what he calls his underwater basket weaving degree to Tyler Perry's studio to working out west and then back to Marietta and dealing with COVID.
Phew, no wonder it is so long!
Amie Burke's daughter Jaida came up with an idea for kids to do nice things in the community and KIDS (Kindness in Doing Service) was born.
Bill catches up with the group and members of the Cobb Police and later Cobb Commissioner Jerica Richardson as they prepare backpacks for kids returning to school.
Everyone had a great time helping, see the pics on mariettastories.com
Hee's their Website if you would like to help.
Alexandra Beswick the Central Region Manager of the Cobb Library System gave Bill Nowicki a tour of the renovated Switzer Library. The improved library includes a maker space and redesigned Georgia Room among many other things.
Matt B Davis grew up in Marietta and had more fun vying for class clown than listening to his conservative parent's advice.
Good thing he didn't. He couldn't stand trying to fit in.
He is now an entrepreneur and runs a company. Some of his old Marietta friends are miserable in their traditional jobs and think he might have had the last laugh.
What could be better than Marietta Stories and The Marietta Visitor Bureau Teaming together?
I can't think of anything.
Bill talks with Courtney Spiess the Executive Director of the Marietta Visitors Bureau!