The biggest private landlord downtown is Philip Goldstein — the same Philip Goldstein who is the council’s longest serving member, and arguably its most powerful.
So, it’s natural to wonder if such a clinic might wind up in space leased from Goldstein.
But the councilman says such speculation is premature.
“I’m not interested in leasing space to the city,” he e-mailed the MDJ when queried on the topic Monday. “There’s plenty of other space out there for the city to lease.”
When asked whether he would refuse to lease space to the city for the clinic, if asked, Goldstein pithily replied “(Around Town) has my answer.”
Not exactly a “Shermanesque” declaration of lack of interest in the clinic, in other words.
RETIRED ARMY nurse Capt. Donna Rowe of east Cobb will be grand marshal and keynote speaker for the Marietta Kiwanis/City of Marietta Veterans’ Day Parade Nov. 11, reports parade coordinator and club member Scott Chadwick.
Rowe served as head nurse in the Emergency Room/Triage Area, 3rd Army Field Hospital in Saigon.
EVENTS: The Marietta Museum of History will host a business casual event, “Honoring the Legacy — Building the Dream,” a tribute to former Lockheed-Georgia President Bob Ormsby and a celebration of progress, on Oct. 15 at the Aviation Wing Site, corner of Atlanta Road and South Cobb Drive in Marietta. Cocktails and tours will begin at 6 p.m. Buffet dinner and program run from 7 to 9 p.m. …
Don’t miss out on the largest Halloween experience in Atlanta as “Fright Fest” presented by Snickers opens Saturday at Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell. Guests can expect a howling good time with more tricks and treats than ever before, including the return of one of last year’s most popular attractions, The Last Ride, a simulated ride to the grave.
To kick off Fright Fest 2010, the park is partnering with the American Red Cross for a “Give Blood, Get Thrills” blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. Guests giving blood can buy one, get one free coupon valid during select days. Visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code - 6flags. …
The Earl Smith Strand Theatre with the Marietta Wine Market is inviting wine lovers to experience a night of wine tasting and entertainment with the showing of the critically acclaimed comedy “Sideways” on Oct. 7. …
THE KENNESAW MUSEUM’s Heroes And Legends Masquerade Gala, a black tie optional event, is Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Kennesaw. There will be a live and silent auction. There will also be a prize for the most creative mask. Dinner will be presented by Ruth’s Chris Steak House. RSVP to Leslie Edge at (770) 427-2117, ext. 3183 or P.O. Box 846, Kennesaw, GA, 30156. Support of the event helps ensure the quality of the Southern Museum’s outreach programs.
THE 78TH ANNUAL North Georgia State Fair returned to Jim Miller Park this week and runs through Oct. 3. The fair features live music, free attractions and shows, farm animals, flower shows, blue ribbon competitions, local entertainment and food. There will also be games and rides on one of the largest carnival midways in the country.
A covered area guarantees concerts rain or shine, with appearances by country and contemporary Christian artists. Headlining the free concert series this year are Jake Owen on Wednesday; The Charlie Daniels Band on Thursday; Christian artist Hawk Nelson on Friday and Mark Wills on Saturday. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. and are free with park admission.
As the largest fair in metro Atlanta, the fair attracts almost 300,000 people yearly. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for students ages 7-18 and free for children 6 and younger.
THIS & THAT: The next meeting of the Residential Care Facility for the Elderly Authority of Cobb County will be Sept. 28 at 11:30 a.m. at the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, 240 Interstate North Parkway. Contact Amanda Jamison at (770) 859-2357. … The new design for Mableton Elementary School will be unveiled Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. during an hour-long public meeting in the Mableton Elementary School cafeteria, 5220 Church St. in Mableton. The concept for the school was part of the Create Mableton Workshop that was held in June and will introduce a brand new school design prototype. For more information, contact Harry A. DeLoach Jr., AIA, program manager at (770) 429-5886 or e-mail Harry
THE VENERABLE C-130 HERCULES cargo plane passed a pair of milestones last week at the Lockheed Martin plant in Marietta. Employees on Thursday celebrated the delivery of the 200th copy of the upgraded C-130J. And the plant also marked the 1,500th copy of the C-130 delivered to the U.S. Government.
The Hercules has often been described as the plant’s “bread-and-butter” product, and has been rolling off the flightline there since the mid-1950s.
THE COBB COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD will have a used book sale at the Marietta Farmer’s Market on Saturday, reports Cathy Lipsett.
The sale is a continuation of the CSB’s Book Fair on the Square that has featured local authors throughout the summer at the Market. Proceeds from the book sale will support the CSB’s foundation, The Center for Community-Based Partnerships, Inc.
U.S. SEN. JOHNNY ISAKSON (R-Ga.), gained the endorsement Monday of the National Federation of Independent Business. Isakson, of east Cobb, is being challenged this fall by Georgia Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond.
EARL AND CINDY STINE of east Cobb will host an open house at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9 for Cobb State Court judicial candidate Marsha Lake.
SICK BAY: MDJ columnist Laura Armstrong of west Cobb has been laid low by stomach flu and pneumonia, but hopes to resume her column this weekend.
CONGRATULATIONS to longtime Cobb lawyer and jurist G. Conley Ingram, who celebrated his 80th birthday on Monday.
Ingram started practicing law in Marietta and served as part time juvenile judge in the l950s before being elected to Cobb Superior Court, where he served with the late Judge Albert Henderson.
He was named to the Georgia Supreme Court by Gov. Jimmy Carter and served there until he became a managing partner with the blue-ribbon Atlanta law firm of Alston Miller & Gaines.
Later he returned to Marietta as a senior judge of Cobb Superior Court and as a mediator and arbitrator.
After more than a half century of practicing law and judging, Ingram still plays two sets of doubles each Saturday at the Marietta Country Club with tennis buddies lawyer Bob Silliman, former Congressman Buddy Darden, Court of Appeals Judge Harris Adams and Federal District Judge Tom Thrash.