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Police Solve Multiple Residential Burglaries

Police Solve Multiple Residential Burglaries

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Woodstock Police investigators have solved three unrelated burglaries and one theft case that occurred in October and November. As a result, arrest warrants have been issued for two individuals, and two others were arrested.

Nov. 18: Investigators issued a warrant for the arrest of Paul Joseph Burns, 38, of Dallas, charging him with burglary. A resident of Finsbury Lane in Woodstock came home on Oct. 26 after a three-month vacation and found that his house had been burglarized. Two pistols, an Apple iPhone, firearm cleaning supplies, holsters and a jug containing a coin collection were all missing. Using pawn records, investigators recovered the firearms and returned them to the victim.

On the same day, investigators also issued a warrant for Micah Paul Truitt, 24, of Woodstock, charging him with theft by taking after he stole $200 from a cash register at the Climatized Self Storage on Sycamore Lane, where he was employed.

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Lobsters & Libations at Marlow's Tavern

Lobsters & Libations at Marlow's Tavern

ATLANTA -- Back by popular demand, Marlow's Tavern (2355 Cumberland Parkway, Atlanta, 30339) is once again offering its "Lobsters & Libations" menu from Tuesday, Nov. 30 through Friday, Dec. 31.

This year, the neighborhood eatery has revamped the limited-time offering by implementing guest feedback on all of last year's lobster-themed dishes.

Much like last year's offering, this year's menu puts a Marlow's twist on classic dishes. From the lobster and shrimp chowder (a guest favorite) to lobster pot pie, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Call Marlow's Tavern at 770-432-2526 for more information.

Help Low Income Families by Stuffing a Bus

COBB COUNTY, GA -- Cobb Community Transit and the Cobb Department of Transportation are doing their part to help low income families in the county enjoy the holidays by sponsoring the 2010 Stuff-A-Bus, benefiting Cobb Christmas, Inc.

The public's help is needed for Stuff-A-Bus with donations of money, new toys and gifts, non-perishable food items and gift certificates. Cobb County's generosity will brighten the holidays for thousands of local low income families.

Cobb Christmas is the county's oldest and largest holiday assistance program.

Donations will be accepted at the following times and locations:

Monday, Dec. 6
* Cobb County Offices -- 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
* Durham Middle School (2891 Mars Hill Road NW, Acworth, 30101) -- 10:30 a.m.

The Reason for the Season is at Vinings Jubilee

ATLANTA -- For the past 40 years, families have traveled from near and far for the annual Vinings Christmas Tree Lighting.

Always the first Thursday after Thanksgiving, this holiday celebration may be one of the most highly anticipated events of the community. This year, it will take place on Thursday, Dec. 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Vinings Jubilee (4300 Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, 30339).

The 2010 Christmas Tree Lighting promises to be bigger and better than ever, with a number of fun family activities, including train rides on the Vinings Express, pony rides, balloon twisting and seasonal face painting, along with prizes, festive music, food and drinks.

The cast of the Holiday Ice Spectacular, Atlanta's newest holiday revue debuting Thursday, Dec.

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Nutcracker Holiday Market Returns to Atlanta

ATLANTA -- The annual Nutcracker Holiday Market returns to the Cobb Galleria Center (2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, 30339) just in time for Christmas.

The market will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19; from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20; and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21.

Holiday items for the entire family will be for sale -- everything from home decor and apparel to antiques and gardening items.

Ribbon Cutting Planned for Pedestrian Bridge in Vinings

ATLANTA -- Dignitaries from Cobb and the surrounding area will gather to cut the ribbon on Hermi's Pedestrian Bridge on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 9:30 a.m.

Guest speakers will include Cobb Chairman Tim Lee, Commissioner Bob Ott, Attorney General-elect Sam Olens and Cobb DOT Director Faye DiMassimo. Architect Cecil Alexander will also speak in honor of his wife, after whom the bridge is named.

The bridge, first built in 1904, replaced a ferry operated by Hardy Pace as the primary way to get to Vinings from Buckhead. In 1974, the bridge was bypassed by a modern two-lane structure. The bridge was formally named in 1984 for Hermi Alexander, who was killed by a drunk driver a year earlier.

Cecil Alexander was seriously injured in the accident that killed his wife. The couple had been instrumental in saving the bridge from destruction when it was bypassed.

After falling into disrepair, the bridge was closed to pedestrians in 2006.

Macy's Believe Campaign Is Back

The holiday tradition of writing letters to Santa takes on a new meaning with the Macy’s Believe Campaign.

The nostalgic holiday campaign, inspired by the New York Sun’s famous “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” editorial from 1897, features letter-writing “Believe Stations” in Macy’s stores across the country with Macy’s making a $1 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for each letter deposited in Macy’s Santa Mail, up to $1 million.

Adding to its unprecedented success of collecting more than 2.5 million letters nationwide in the first two years, Macy’s is again asking customers to mail their letter to Santa at Macy’s to benefit this special organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experienc