Vintage Vocals stage ‘sing-along’ with Doc at Hill Village
by Sally Litchfield
MDJ Features Editor
November 14, 2012 12:18 AM | 2321 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Inspired by his ability to draw musical pitches out of his anvil, Vintage Vocals, a women’s trio out of North Georgia, staged an impromptu ‘sing-along’ with Doc Cudd, master iron craftsman at Biltmore Estate’s Antler Hill Village on Nov. 10, opening day of the Estate’s holiday season. When he’s not working on projects in the Estate, Doc can be found in the Barn, heating and pounding out artful wrought iron objects for visitors to the village, teaching about his craft and playing his unlikely instrument. Visit the singers at

Vintage Vocals, consisting of Philippa Anderson, Deb Gerace and Mary Slider have performed at Biltmore many times in the past. On Nov. 10, the group performed for Veterans Day weekend in Cordele, aboard the SAM Shortline Excursion Train for the Providence, Presidents and Patriots Special Run. For details, check with

The unique trio Vintage Vocals performs eclectic vocal music for all occasions and all audiences. The ladies first performed at Christ Episcopal Church in Kennesaw where they all attend.


Brian Byars, Founder and Partner of Advanced Retirement Planning (Covington) was the keynote speaker at the 20th Annual Senior Center Volunteer Awards Luncheon on Nov. 8 at the new Cobb Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs St. in Marietta, 30064. His address to the volunteers focused on the importance of volunteering and the impact that it can have on a community.

Among those attending were workers and dedicated seniors, acknowledged for their volunteer service in the Neighborhood Senior Centers. The theme of the program was “Volunteers are Music to Our Ears,” and featured music from the Frankie Blue’s Mission.


The Marietta Woman’s Club met on Oct. 23 at Marietta Country Club. Hannah Lupas, senior at Mt. Paran School, Amy Schwan, teacher at Mt. Paran School, David Burdette, American Legion Adjutant, and North Cobb Post 304 joined the club as special guests.

Through the American Legion Post 304, the MWC had sponsored Hannah to attend Girls State at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. Hannah spoke to MWC about her experience at Girls State and the impact it has had on her life. Amy and David talked about the aspects of the weeklong leadership training program in Government and Politics for 250 to 300 rising seniors from high schools in Georgia.

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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