Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Eating Free in Cobb County

Kids Eat Free lists can be a little tricky because they tend to vary in each individual location even within the same city.  A recent edition of the Smyrna/Vinings newsletter has a great list of restaurants where kids can eat free throughout Cobb County.

What to do if you don't live in Cobb County?

This list serves as a great guideline to find out which restaurants even participate in a Kids Eat Free program, particularly for the chain restaurants. Check with the restaurant location closest to you to see which days and times they offer free kids meals in your area.  MyKidsEatFree and KidsMealDeals are also great resources to find a listing in your area!

Atlanta Bread Company (Smyrna)
Kids 12 & under eat free Tues after 4pm. One kid’s meal w/every adult meal purchased. Also, face & cookie painting at 6pm (occasional)
4490B South Cobb Drive @ East/West Connector; (770) 438-6800

Atlanta Bread Company (Marietta)
Kids 12 & under eat free Mon-Thur after 4pm. One kid’s meal free w/ every adult meal purchased.
Town Center. 2555 Prado Lane off Barrett Pkwy. Prado Center; (770)420-9225

Captain D’s (Smyrna)
2 free kid's meals w/ any adult entree purchase at regular price on Thursdays (dine-in only).
3439 South Cobb Drive SE
(770) 435-4810

Chick-Fil-A (Smyrna)
Get a free 4-pack Kid's Meal w/purchase of an adult meal 6-8pm Tuesdays.
Each week a different activity is offered as well (clown, sundae bar, etc.).
3100 South Cobb Dr. (770) 432-8685.

Crepe Revolution (Smyrna)
Kids 10 & under eat free Mon and Tues after 4pm. One kid’s meal (from the kid’s menu) w/ each adult entree purchase.
4600 West Village Place, (770) 485-7440

Pizzeria Fortunato (Smyrna)
Kids 10 & under eat free Mon after 4:30 w/ purchase of adult meal. (Dine-in only)
5350 United Dr SE, (770) 432-7454

IHOP (All locations)
Kids 12 & under eat free 4-10pm every night. One kid’s meal free per adult meal purchased.

Ippolito's (All locations)
Kids 10 & under eat free 4-6pm every night w/purchase of adult meal.

Kaysons Bar and Grille (Smyrna)
Kids 12 & under eat free Tues after 4pm and all day on Sat.
3150 Highlands Pkwy, (678) 213-0238
Kaysons Bar and Grille (Kennesaw)
Kids 12 & under eat free Tues after 4pm.
3405 Busbee Dr.; (678) 797-0006
Moe’s (Smyrna)
Kids 12 & under eat free Sat all day w/every adult purchase.
2840 S. Atlanta Rd, (770) 319-6880.

Moe’s (Cobb Parkway)
Kids 12 & under eat free Sat and Sun w/ every adult purchase of at least $5.
155 Cobb Pkwy SE; (770) 956-7979.

Paradise Grill (Marietta)
Kids 10 & under eat free Wed. One free kid's meal per adult entree purchase.
3605 Sandy Plains Rd; (770) 579-6226.
Pizzeria Venti (Atlanta)
Kids eat free Sun with purchase of adult meal.
2770 Lenox Rd; (404) 228-2013.
Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill (Kennesaw)
Kids eat free every Mon from 5-7pm: Buy one adult entrĂ©e & get one free kid’s meal. 2475 George Busbee Pkwy

South City Kitchen (Vinings)
Kids 12 & under eat free Sun-Fri from 5-6pm w/ purchase of adult entree at regular price
1675 Cumberland Pkwy; (770) 435-0700.

Steak & Shake (All Locations)
Kids 12 and under eat free Sat & Sun all day, dine-in only. One free kid’s meal (off the junior menu) for every $8 spent.

Varners (Smyrna)

Kids eat free Fri w/ purchase of adult meal.
725 Concord Rd., (678) 388-1733)

Nearly  free…

McCray’s West Village Tavern (Smyrna)
Kids’ buffet is $1.50 (including drink) on Tuesday nights from 5-8pm. They also have movies on the big screen, crafts & more.
4500 West Village Place; (678) 678.370.9112

St. Angelo’s Pizza (Smyrna)

Kids eat for 99 cents every Thursday night. Plus, face painting & more fun kids activities!
4686 S. Atlanta Road; 404-794-9254

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Did you change you batteries in your smoke detector?

Change your batteries when you change your clock

Change your batteries when you change your clock
tv23Cobb Fire and Emergency Services is encouraging residents to change their smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector batteries when they change their clocks back for daylight savings time on Sunday, April 14th The Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery campaign aims to remind people of the importance of changing batteries in these life-saving devices. Prevention is key and working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire nearly in half. Two-thirds of deaths result from fires in homes without working smoke alarms. Residents are also reminded that smoke alarms should be replaced at least every 10 years and tested once a month to ensure they are working. For more information, including simple home safety tips, visit cobbfire.org.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Free Radon Test Kit for Homes

Public Health Offers Free Radon Test Kit for Homes

Are you safe from the dangerous effects of radon potentially in your home? Cobb and Douglas Public Health are offering free kits to test radon levels in homes in Cobb and Douglas counties.
Radon is a radioactive gas and has been identified as a leading cause of lung cancer, second only to cigarette smoking in the United States. The Environmental Protection Agency's most recent health risk assessment estimates 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year are caused by radon.
You can't see or smell radon because it is a colorless, odorless gas. Radon is a decay product of uranium and occurs naturally in soil and rock, and levels can vary in homes. Other sources of radon include well water and building materials.
"The best protection against radon is knowledge and action," said Christopher Hutcheson, director of environmental health for Cobb and Douglas Public Health. "We're encouraging everyone to learn about radon, test their homes and if necessary, take steps to reduce radon levels."
Cobb and Douglas Public Health have a limited program for distributing short-term radon detectors to selected households.
Detectors distributed through program are free of charge and can be ordered by calling (770) 920-7311 in Douglas County and (770) 435-7815 in Cobb County.

Somethings to think about with all our new electronic technology

Somethings to think about with all our new electronic technology
  A couple of weeks ago a friend told me that friends she knew had their car broken into while they were at a football game. Their car was parked on the green which was adjacent to the football stadium and specially allotted to football fans. Things stolen from the car included  a garage door remote control, some money and a GPS which had been  prominently mounted on the dashboard. When the victims got home, they found that their house had been      ransacked and just about everything worth anything had been stolen. The thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the house. They then used the garage remote control to open the garage door and gain entry to the house. The thieves knew the owners were at the football  game, they knew what time the game was scheduled to finish and so they knew how much time they had to clean out the house. It would  appear that they had brought a truck to empty the house of its contents.
     Something to consider if you have a GPS - don't put your home address in it. Put a nearby address (like a store or gas station) so you  can still find your way home if you need to, but no one else would know where you live if your GPS were stolen.
    MOBILE PHONES I never thought of this..... This lady has now changed her habit of how she lists her names on  her mobile phone after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag, which  contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet... Etc...was stolen. 20 minutes later when she called her hubby, from a pay phone telling  him what had happened, hubby says 'I received your text asking  about our Pin number and I've replied a little while ago.'   When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text 'hubby' in the contact list and got hold of the pin number. Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.

    Moral of the lesson: Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list.  Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart, Dad, Mom, etc.... And very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling back.  Also, when you're being text by friends or family to meet them somewhere, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from them. If you don't reach them, be very careful about going places  to meet 'family and friends' who text you.
     * I never thought about the above!  As of now, I no longer have 'home' listed on my cell phone