Senior golfers tee off in remembrance of their own
by Sally Litchfield
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Since 2008, the Marietta Country Club Senior Men’s Golf Association Tournament has been played in remembrance of one of their own, George “Tiddle” Richards. On two beautiful fall days in October, more than 25 seniors gathered to prove five years has not dimmed fun memories.

Tom Roberts easily captured the 2013 Gross Club Championship for the second straight year, repeating his 2012 win. Jeff Hulick proudly took the trophy for the Senior Net Win. Not to be outdone, Greg Richards, George’s 55-year-old son, won his flight. Other flight winners were David Lifford, Gordon Harrison and Fred Glantzberg.

Tiddle’s former regular golf group, as in previous tournaments, eagerly joined the two-day event. Those seniors included Nick Jones, Marshal Stephens, Frank Leiter, Neal Peavy, Phil Settlemeyer, Floyd Northcutt, Hugh White, Bob McCollum, Lou Bangert and others.


For the fifth consecutive year, First Landmark Bank commissioned a local artist to paint an oil-on-canvas scene depicting a local Cobb County landmark. The painting is reproduced into greeting cards and sold by the bank’s employees to benefit a local non-profit organization. This year’s recipient is The Orange Duffle Bag Initiative (

Artist John Brian Guernsey beautifully depicts the Marietta Depot in this year’s commissioned painting. The original painting is on display in the banking office of First Landmark Bank.

The greeting cards (inside blank) are available in gift boxes of 12 and are $10 each. Purchase the cards at First Landmark Bank, 307 North Marietta Parkway in Marietta, while supplies last.

For further information, email the bank at or call (770) 792-8870.


Out of Box Theatre in the Artisan Resource Center celebrates the holidays with something different through two offerings, including a highly-acclaimed musical revue that celebrates America’s greatest living composer and a zany, original, adults-only late night show.

“Side By Side” is a dazzling collection of songs by Broadway’s musical master, Stephen Sondheim. You’ll laugh, cry and fall in love with music from many of his very best works including “Company,” “Follies,” “A Little Night Music,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” and “Anyone Can Whistle and Pacific Overtures.” This exciting production also features the classics written with musical theater giants Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne and Richard Rodgers.

“Santa After Hours” presents new and original works by twisted Atlanta playwrights and an equally twisted cast. It is not appropriate for children. The reckless rogues who brought you their unique version of “The Santaland Diaries” in the past, are telling more tales of holiday joy, excess and frustration.

“Side by Side” runs Dec. 6 to 21, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $22 to $27 in advance, $25 to $30 at the door.

The Artisan Resource Center is at 585 Cobb Parkway South, Suite C-1.

“Santa After Hours” runs Dec. 6 to 21, Fridays and Saturdays at 10 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. For more information and tickets, visit www.outofboxtheatre or call (678) 653-4605.


Fashion spotlight of the week: In a military inspired navy jacket, tan skirt and black boots — Mary Wright — this week’s fashion salute.

Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.
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