This month’s issue marks the end of our 25th year of publishing. Like all the magazines I have published these past 25 years, I have taken care to make this edition special and worthy of the magazine’s original mission: to connect readers with the goodness, good works and good people found in East Cobb County.

December is a natural time to look both back and ahead, and as I review 2018 a lot of moments made a highlight reel. I am proud to present business owners and people doing good in our community on our front covers every month. I also had to say farewell to our long time photographer, Michael Drewitz, who has retired to Florida. Michael took wonderful, iconic photographs for our front cover since 1993 when I first started publishing the EAST COBBER. His creativity and dependability will be missed. And in October, the East Cobb Business Association bestowed the EAST COBBER its first annual Business of the Year award (page 50-51).

This month, we close out the year by celebrating the holiday season. Along with our Holiday Happenings guide (pages 12 – 22) we also list winter break camps (page 34), Toys for Tots drop off points (page 43) and the annual tree recycling event sponsored by Keep Cobb Beautiful (page 52).

As always, thanks for reading and making the EAST COBBER part of how you connect with the community we all love. Here’s to a great 2019. I’m already getting to work on what comes next, and I hope you continue to join me!

Happy Holidays! Happy New Year!


Cynthia M. Rozzo
Founder | Publisher