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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 Marietta a great place to call home.
 
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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 a…
 
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,…
 
Lisa Weinert and her business, RunFitYoga, can be found at the Marietta Square, Kennesaw Mountain and online. She handles her business much like her career… with a focus on problem solving and exceeding goals. Lisa is a certified running coach, personal trainer and yoga instructor. She transitioned from a corporate career to coach and built her bus…
 
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 (fro…
 
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. http://www.sugarmuffinsbakeshop.com/…
 
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 o…
 
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 Ja…
 
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. https://www.eventbrite.com/e…
 
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 …
 
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! https://give.cho…
 
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. https://www.thethirddoor.netBill Nowicki, Host tarafından oluşturuldu
 
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 tha…
 
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. https://www.mariettafoodtours.com…
 
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!Bill Nowicki, host tarafından oluşturuldu
 
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 br…
 
Amy Reed just took over the director job at the history museum and she has plans. Good thing her fried and co-worker, Christa McCay knows how to execute Amy's creative ideas. In their latest collaboration, Marietta 1899, Color Captured in Black and White, Amy and Christa created a memorial day weekend in Marietta full of every day life. I love what…
 
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 pic…
 
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.Bill Nowicki, Host tarafından oluşturuldu
 
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!Bill Nowicki, Host tarafından oluşturuldu
 
Ira Blumenthal is a Renaissance man. He has succeeded in the corporate world, but his passions run the gamut. From author of books to screenplays, to lacrosse coach to professional speaker, Ira keeps reinventing himself. However, he is most proud of the title of husband, father and grandfather. Ira shares his decades of wisdom and how to focus on t…
 
Two magical musicians scheduled to play on Fountaines Lewis newest event: Gwen Hughes and Zach Wilson. Both have great stories and they preview the festival. Tickets https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marietta-international-music-festival-tickets-158151343927?aff=ebdsoporgprofile\ Gwen Hughes https://www.instagram.com/gwenhughesmusic/ Zach Wilson https:/…
 
Kelly Halbach wanted to be a nurse to work three days a week. When that didn't work out, she went to something she knew: bartending. Bartending came natural and something is very good at and could pay the bills. She didn't give up on college and when she graduating from Kennesaw State, she bought Mulligan's. Now Kelly and her Mom (her Mom is the co…
 
The Marietta City FB Group loves the Crooked Tree Cafe and so do Bill Nowicki and Paul Southern. Bill and Paul experienced the brisket, sweet tea smoked chicken, potato salad, biscuits and homemade sauces. Paul called the brisket "the best I have ever had" and Bill agrees. The owner, Jeff Haeger leveraged his many years of restaurant experience to …
 
Authentic Italian food, wine and great stories what makes for a better lunch than that? Well Bill, Heidi and Paul loved meeting Luigi Tartalione and his employees Madison and Vincent at Italia Mediterranean Grill on Cobb Parkway. We talk Mama, laundry and cooking as well as plenty of banter including watermelon planting pranks.…
 
Paul Southern and Bill Nowicki are joined in their search for great hole in the wall restaurants by Paul's friend, Jim Tarvin. Jim is a frequent visitor to AJ's famous Seafood and Po' Boys at 2100 Roswell Road in Marietta. We sampled several dishes and especially enjoyed the 3 lbs of crawdads and key lime pie for dessert. There was a good crowd all…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 G…
 
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…
 
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 Mu…
 
Bill Nowicki and Paul Southern talk broken mics, lost badges and Josh's Chicago Hot dogs and Chicago beef. Josh bought the Taste of Chicago on Powder Springs Street from Carl and even though he is a descendant of an Old Marietta (OM) family. He followed Carl's lead and recipes. You'll love the Chicago authentic foods as much as Paul and i did.…
 
Mark and April run the Hunt House on White Circle in Marietta. Mark creativity cooks dishes inspired by locally sourced foods and brings in local bands to listen to when you eat. Paul Southern, Bill Nowicki and Heidi Roy (Bill's girlfriend) enjoy a Saturday night trying all the creative foods from the Hunt House. The crawfish Monica was to die for.…
 
Marie grew up in Haiti and went to culinary school there. But it wasn't until she moved to Marietta, that she could realize her dream of creating authentic Haitian food right here. Paul and i tried everything from the beans and rice to goat to the crunch to the turkey and jerk chicken. While the cole slaw was pretty spicy, everything was delicious.…
 
Three entrepreneurs moved to Franklin Forest, to help build an area that is growing despite the challenges of COVID-19. I spoke with Thomas Monti of Schoolhouse Brewery, Nathan Martin of Go Forth Goods and Dan Fisher of American Axes all of them on previous episodes, to get an update. I believe you will be inspired by their stories, I was… https://…
 
Rodney Gullatte and George Miller learned from teachers that made sure they only gave their best. Lemon Street school taught them much more than math, science and band. Lemon Street was an African American grammar and high school closed after integration in 1967. But there are people that want to keep the memories of Lemon Street alive. One of thos…
 
Jacob Viness is at it again. He directed his old team: Justin McEver, Wayne Delk and others in a followup from their first feature, Maggie’s Farm to a new Indie movie called Stories of a Madman. Stories of a Madman is an anthology film that takes place in different rooms of the same hotel. I got a chance to catch up with Jacob, Justin and Wayne a i…
 
Kennestone has served Marietta and the surrounding community for 70 years. I spoke with Mary Chatman and two treasured nurses: Joyce McMurrain and Eartha Head. Dr Chatman talks through the recent challenges and the community response from the COVID 19 experience. She also give the opening date for the brand new emergency deparment. Then Bill interv…
 
Bill talks to several players, politicians and school employees on the first Marietta football state championship since 1967. The parade started at the location of the African American high school, called Lemon Street and several of the interview talked about this historic location.Bill Nowicki tarafından oluşturuldu
 
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