Ruff ‘N Sluff Bridge Club play bridge to fight Alzheimer’s
by Sally Litchfield
July 01, 2014 10:54 PM | 1781 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
On June 21, members of the Marietta’s Ruff ‘N Sluff Bridge Club, led by team captain Priscilla Smith, played bridge for an entire day to raise money for The Longest Day — an annual fundraising event for Alzheimer’s research conducted by the American Contract Bridge League and the Alzheimer’s Association. The event took place at the Bridge Club, 1809 Roswell Road, Marietta.

With an average age of 69, ACBL’s members — most of whom play regularly at local bridge clubs — are significantly affected by Alzheimer’s disease. By raising funds as part of The Longest Day program, bridge players are able to honor friends and loved ones who have been stricken with the disease while also keeping their own mental skills sharp, according to the ACBL and the Alzheimer’s Association.

This is the second consecutive year ACBL has coordinated with bridge clubs across the U.S. and Canada to raise funds for The Longest Day.

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“Marcescence: Poems from Gahneesah,” a book of poems, co-authored by Kennesaw State University Associate Professor of English and Film Studies David King and his student and author Christopher Martin is being released by the award-winning publisher Finishing Line Press on Sept. 6. The book is a witness to the permanent significance of the battles of Kennesaw Mountain and Civil War as well as to the lasting sense of past and place cherished in an historic neighborhood as exemplified by one of the poems titled “Hunting Squirrels in Cherokee Heights.”

Preorder at finishinglinepress.com/product_info.php?products_id=2093.

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On June 26, did you happen to catch the Science Channel’s hit show “How It’s Made” featuring The Brumby Chair Company? The show highlighted the care and precision it takes to make every Brumby Rocker. The Brumby Chair Company, founded in 1875, is owned by the Brumby family of Marietta that also owns the Marietta Daily Journal.

The Brumby Chair Company is at 37 West Park Square, Marietta, in downtown historic Marietta. To learn more, visit brumbyrocker.com.

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Don’t miss Kennesaw resident Zachary Everhart who has made it to the Top 20 for Fox TV show “So You Think You Can Dance.” The show airs tonight at 8 p.m. on Fox.

Everhart attended Chalker Elementary School, Kennesaw Charter School, Palmer Middle and graduated from Kell High School. He has performed in Cobb County over the years at The Big Shanty Festival, Taste of Kennesaw, Taste of Acworth and the North Georgia State Fair — just to name a few.

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 sallylit@bellsouth.net. Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.

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