*WARNING* Michael discusses some parts of the fighting in Marietta that may be disturbing to some viewers.
Michael shares his love of history and how he became interested in becoming a historian.
After that, Michael recounts Marietta as the Civil War becomes real. Battles rage around Marietta and then the chaos as the Confederate troops leave and the Union troops take over. Imagine 100,000 troops occupying the Square.
Overnight Marietta transformed itself from a Confederate hospital center to a Union hospital center. Some of these buildings still stand today.
Several other interesting to understand and intense time in Marietta history.
Contact Michael to find out more about lectures, battlefield tours and lots of other things.
Michael Shaffer is passionate about the Civil War. He teaches classes at Kennesaw State and gives tours of many Civil War sites in the area.
Bill Nowicki interviews Michael as he goes through a detailed account of the history of Marietta and the area. Of course, there’s some stories thrown in!
There is a lot of material, so we've broken up the episode into 2 parts, enjoy part 1...
Terri Abraham loved psychology in college, but felt she needed to pick a career that provided a steady source of income. She ended up in information technology (IT) until one day someone asked her if her age would affect her future career.
That’s when she decided to go back and start her counseling career.
Her practice, Marietta West Counseling Center, is up and running and she uses art, movement and other therapies to help her clients reach their goals.
She added Gwen Smith, Licensed Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist, who works with people of all ages to live healthier lives.
Marietta West Cobb Counseling Center, Inc.
Artist: Kimberley McClintock - torn paper collages
Double Take Cafe
Dave Poes BBQ
Nathan Martin grew up in Kennesaw and struggled in school. He has dyslexia and barely made it out of high school with a 1.9 GPA. Needless to say, he never went to college.
For most of us, that would reason enough to give up. But Nathan started a company at the age of 21, but decided to find something he really cared about. He bought the domain gofothgoods.com and tried to find a product that helped people.
Then, on his way to Disney, one of his bags broke. He thought why not make something that he designed.
Other brand mentioned by Nathan:
In God We Must - http://www.igwm.co/
Bill continues his interview with Jenny King of the Red Door Gallery. He meets up with Jonathan Chery, a work friend.
Jill Kettles talks about Harris Kettles of the Marietta Daily Journal and living near the train. She recalls the important role the actress Joanne Woodward played in revamping the Stand Theater and how to mow the hilly lawn with a chain (Marietta is hilly).
Emily Ryals, the director of the Marietta Art Walk shows up and Emily, Jonathan and Bill set off to check on things and lay out Pokemon themed clues. They discuss the Pokemon craze and how Emily is using it to help local artists and businesses in the square.
Bill speaks with Pete the husband of an artist. Pete’s a nice guy and does a nice job selling his wife’s art.
Tom Jenkins the photographer talks about Marietta and why it is great.
Emily discusses her daughter’s first day of school and talks about home school.
Susan Smith spends a few seconds saying hi and catch up on their lives.
They go to Tiny Bubbles Tea Bar (http://www.tinybubblesteabar.com/) and meet the owner Brielle Gaines. Jonathan and Bill enjoy a bubble tea and Emily moves on, but not before she get Bill and Jonathan to see Katie Bush and they talk chalk art.
Jonathan and Bill return to the Red Door and meet a couple, Joy Callahan and Whit Callahan. They talk Marietta and Whit’s run in with the Marietta judicial system.
Art Walk, first Friday of the month supported by Marietta Businesses, check them out…
As Donna says, she grew up all over the place. Painfully shy, she didn’t know what she was going to do with her life.
In college, she decided to listen to her sister, face her fears and go into broadcasting. Eventually became a on-air reporter and anchor for various markets in the south.
After Donna moved to Marietta 9 years ago, she faced more fears by leaving reporting and starting a video business with her brother-in-law.
Now she owns her own business, Pro Video Talent, that uses CNN anchors to tell your business’ story.
I think she is over the shyness.
Pro Video Talent: http://bestspokespersonvideo.com/
Donna Davis: email@example.com
Melissa Hergert grew up in a bad neighborhood with a single Mom. But she learned to work hard and never give up. She brings that work ethic to her business, Be Wellness Center (http://mybewellness.com/ 678-792-0213), where she helps people meet their goals through neurofeedback (brain training).
But she doesn’t stop there. She is passionate about the community and helping small businesses through her Marietta Professional Network Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/246575289065098/).
On this episode, Melissa runs through Bill through some brain training and talks about Brain Core, one method to help you concentrate and reach your maximum potential.
Afterwards she talks about things she loves about Marietta like the Double Take Cafe (http://www.doubletakecafe.com/) and all the things in West Cobb and the Square. Check them out.
Fusion MMA http://www.fusionfitnessandmma.com/
Be Yoga http://www.beyogaatlanta.com/
Kennesaw Mountain https://www.nps.gov/kemo/index.htm
Bill attends the Marietta Art Walk! and gets 2 bonus episodes out of it!
First up is the Red Door Gallery, Bill's home base where he meets a couple of artists and they share there inspiration and journey into the art world.
First up is Mary Jane Huegel who grew up in rural Kentucky and she gives Bill a tour of her life and her reasons to paint.
Next up is Jenny King, a determined artist and entrepreneur who never gave up on believing in her art.
Anna Brumby grew up around a long tradition of building rocking chairs that fit the Southern tradition, neighbors and family visiting on porches.
Bill interview Anna in her showroom and factory on the Marietta Square and she was joined by one of her trusted employees, Paul and her dog, George.
Anna talks about the history of her family’s company, her journey to CEO and what she learned along the way. She also shares her favorite Marietta activity and her favorite restaurants.
Anne Patrick grew up in rural Troup County Georgia in severe poverty. Anne and her brothers worked hard and success followed, but Anne never forgot her roots.
After getting her teaching degree, she starting giving back. She taught acceptance to her children when they made fun of the poor kids in her class. She continued to give back by going on mission trips and Anne tells some great stories from those trips.
At age 60, she started running and “caught the bug” and still runs today, 20 years later.
With her race experience, she started the Wonderful Days of Winter 5k, that is held the first Saturday after New Years from St. James Episcopal Church on the Marietta Square.
Wonderful Days preschool is small but highly successful school that prepares underprovledged, mostly hispanic children for elementary school.
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