Amy and John sit down with Mentoring for Leadership founder and Dream Weaver, Beverly McAfee and Executive Director, Kristen Thompson. They discuss how this wonderful program got started, what they do and what their needs are. This is an excellent and informative interview, worth the listen!
Amy and John talk with Stephanie Coston in this episode. You may know her face, but we get to know her and everything she is involved with on the Marietta Square! Very interesting!!
In this episode, Amy and John sit down with Beth Graham. She talks about what it was like growing up in Marietta, teaching in Marietta and some differences between when she was growing up and now. It's a great get to know you episode! Enjoy!!
Thomas shares a bit about his pharmacy in Marietta, Ga, along with the many other things he is involved with. We discuss Thomas winning the Marietta Citizen of the Year, Dancing with the Stars and his community work with McKenna Farms!
Amy and John talk with Maggi Moss, from Marietta City's Parks and Rec Department to find out if it really is like the tv show, her favorite events, what event used to happen and doesn't anymore and much more!
Amy and John sit down with former Councilmember Philip Goldstein. They learn about his tenure on the Council, his family's history with Marietta and a lot more great facts about him!
Amy and John sit down with Tricia Patterson and learn more about her school, the Marietta Center for Advanced Academics, how she became "all in", what she looks for in partners for her school and much more!
In this episode, Amy & John interview Bill Nowicki, creator of Marietta Stories. They find out what got him into podcasts, what his favorite episode was and why he is handing it over to them. He also explains what his next journey in podcasting is! Definitely worth a listen!
Amy Reed and John Silvey have taken over as hosts of the Marietta Stories Podcast and want to introduce themselves to you!
They have some great interviews lined up with a twist at the end of each episode!
Bill loves innovative art and when he saw Magnolia Heather's magnolia embroidery and fell in love. A day later, Heather sat down with Bill and explained how she started and grew her small business through a combination of art shows and instagram posts.
She continues to experiment with her art and you can check her out on instagram magnoliaheather and her website magnoliaheatherart.com!
Samatha Hawkins of Cobb 911 contacted Bill because they need more people to answer calls. Working for 911 requires a unique set of skills and takes a while and help to learn them: whom to route the call to, how to help people and how to listen. Multitasking is required. Also, supporting the people that answer the tough calls through a peer network, all make one of the toughest jobs doable.
She transitioned from a corporate career to coach and built her business working mainly with women who have a desire to go after a goal. She is based out of Dynamic Spine and Sports Therapy on Mill St at the Square. But you can often encounter Lisa running on the trails at the mountain!
Connect with Lisa if you want to review your fitness plans at LisaRunFitYoga@comcast.net
Two interviews for the price of one!
Bill first interviewed Jennifer Maxwell two years ago. Jennifer and her husband had just bought their dream farm and started their local business. Now Jennifer has expanded her blueberry bushes, has add art and has a baby due!
Shop Hippie Kids is the brain child of two sisters and Bill speaks to one, Kissie (from McKenzie) and explains her passion for clothes and the business they have built together. You will absolutely notice the VW van and the hip clothes when you come to the Marietta Artisan Market!
Antoinette Michelle watched her grandmother bake, not knowing that she would start a business when her husband, Shaun had health issues. Now they run the Sugar Muffins Bake Shop, named after their daughters nickname. You can find them at the Marietta Square Farmers Market and be sure to follow them on Instagram.
A lot has changed for Buddy Finethy since Bill interviewed him in 2018. Buddy bought out his Hawg and Ale partners, his friend Big John took over the menu (and added soul and love) and Buddy found musicians to create a unique soundscape.
All of these elements result in a unique Marietta community.
COVID pushed them to the brink, but with the help of the community and some PPP loans, they are coming back even stronger.
Check out Buddy and Big John at the Hawg & Ale Smokehouse 25 Powder Springs Street.
Adrian Crutchfield's life changed with when: he was brought on stage and given a saxophone by Kenny G and when Prince told him to restart his solo career.
Adrian is coming to Marietta Jazz and Jokes and plans on dancing and playing during his 11-19-21 concert.
You do not want miss one of the best sax players on the planet as he comes to Marietta Jazz and Jokes !! PRINCE , LIONEL RICHIE , BETTE MIDLER , CEELO GREEN , have all had him on speed dial !!
Gabriela Anders' dad was famous in Argentina for his jazz arrangements. She loved jazz too, but grew her talent in new directions. She came to the US and developed her skills even more and was lucky to work with many great artists.
Now she is coming to Marietta Jazz and Jokes on November 13th to share her music with us.
Blaine Clotfelter caches Bill up on the theatre and the new play, The Andrews Brothers. When one of the Andrews Sisters get chicken pox, three brothers take over and hilarity follows.
Bill was there opening night and it was so good to unwind, surrounded by friends and watching grown men dressed up and singing their hearts out.
The shows runs until 11-13-21. Don't miss out!
Bill speaks with the Dr. Thomas Olson of Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Atlanta, Alex Gutherie, Marietta native and star of The Voice, Alex Faas who coordinated the event, Jeannie Sandoval, a mom that lost her daughter Monica just 2 1/2 months ago and Kyle a 15 year old cancer survivor.
Donate and help this great cause!
For 50 years, MUST Ministries has served Cobb and Cherokee Counties, even through COVID. Their biggest fundraiser, the Gobble Jog is back for 2021 and everyone should sign up.
Dr. Ike explains the mission and the impacts of COVID and the future of MUST. You won't want to miss this important interview.
Go to gobblejog.org to learn more!
Lara Ferreira loves concerts and campers and they combine elements of those loves along with a speakeasy vibe at the Third Door.
Bill Nowicki and Paul Southern get the behind the scene tour including all the touches that bring folks to The Third Door every week.
On my way to my interview with Brad Hawkins, the new director of the Aviation History and Technology Center, Doug Lester had to share some of his career. He is certainly proud of his 38 years Lockheed.
The outdoor aviation museum has many planes that helped define not only Marietta's history starting in WW2, but world history.
Brad explains all that and gives you his story too...
Lindsey Coleman, Marietta native and lover of all things Marietta, bought the food tour company, runs the Ghost tours and the history tour too.
Bill spoke with the tour guide and the the customers of one of the Ghost tours. We all learned a lot and shared our love of Marietta.
Chalktoberfest is back!
Sally Macaulay is excited to present the biggest fundraiser for the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art. Beer tickets are still available and with over 80 artists, music and activities for the non-professional artists.
October 9th and 10th!
Taylor Rambo became the executive director of the Georgia Symphony recently after a career built on learning and doing.
He earned degrees in music business and entertainment and two masters and volunteered and worked helping non-profits excel.
After COVID hit 2020, Taylor was furloughed in DC and decided to return to Marietta and restart.
Now he brings his knowledge and energy to bring the symphony to the next level.
This is his story.