Christmas at Brawner Holiday Event and Coat Drive this Friday

four-christmases-2008-RAIGcQ-clipart-1Join other Smyrna residents this weekend at the Christmas at Brawner Holiday Event and Coat Drive. There is a jacket drive if you wish to participate and give the gift of warmth for someone in need. Enjoy holiday activities and a movie viewing of A Christmas Story. Check back to Great Life Smyrna for more Smyrna events.

What: Christmas at Brawner Holiday Event and Coat Drive

When: Friday, December 15
             5pm – Festivities begin
             6:30pm – A Christmas Story begins
             8pm – Event ends

Where: Taylor Brawner Hall
               3180 Atlanta Rd.
               Smyrna, Ga 30080

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Fast-Casual Pizza Opening Near SunTrust Park

smyrna-Blaze-Akers-Mill-Square-1024x768A Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza franchise just opened in the Smyrna area, near SunTrust Park.

The fast-casual pizza restaurant is at Akers Mill Square location at 2955 Cobb Parkway. They are offering free pizza tomorrow, December 5 from 11am – 9pm. You must be following Blaze Pizza on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat to receive the free pizza.

The other Atlanta location is in Decatur near Emory University. Blaze has 220 locations nationwide. The restaurant will have seating for 48 people and a patio. It will be about 2,500 square feet.

All of the pizza and salad ingredients are free of artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives, and for pizza fans with specific dietary needs, Blaze Pizza offers gluten-free dough and vegan cheese.

For more info on Smyrna restaurants, make sure to check back here at greatlifesmyrna.com

Smyrna City Council Approves Bell Drive Townhomes

smyrna-bell-drNew townhomes on Bell Drive in Smyrna will be built soon. The land is almost five acres, and there will be 59 townhomes with 12.5 units per acre.

The current property on the west side of the street has 10 single-family homes right now.

The square footage ranges from 1,800 to 3,000 and the price points will range from $300,00 to $400,000. The Smyrna City Council approved the plan on November 20.

Check back for more updates about Smyrna development!

Kickoff the Holiday Season in Smyrna!

joanna-kosinska-173573On Tuesday, November 28, the City of Smyrna is hosting its Annual Holiday Season Celebration and Tree Lighting, Coming Home for the Holidays. Santa will be there for the Big Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, which is followed by several holiday festivities.

Included in the festivities will be a concert by a local church and school chorus groups, kids’ activities, a parade, and sitting on Santa’s lap. For information, please call or call (678) 631 – 5540. Check back for more about Smyrna events!

What: Holiday Season Kickoff Celebration and Christmas Tree Lighting

When: Tuesday, November 28
             5 – 8pm

Where: Smyrna Community Center
               200 Village Green Circle
               Smyrna, Ga 30080

3rd Annual Smyrna Children’s Halloween Costume Parade

smyrna-halloween-parade.jpgThe Smyrna Police Department is hosting the third annual Smyrna Children’s Halloween Costume Parade tomorrow, Saturday, October 28. Registration is from 7:30 – 8:30am at Smyrna First Baptist Church at 1275 Church Street.

The parade is free, starts at 9am, and will travel north on King Street, around Village Green Circle and end at Veterans Memorial lawn.

Four guest judged will award a prize to the winner with the best costume in three age groups: Newborn – 2 years, ages 3 – 6, and ages 7 – 12.

In case of rain delay, the event will be at the Smyrna Community Center. There are so many Smyrna events going on this holiday season! Check back for more about Smyrna.

Smyrna Police Cruiser Raising Breast Cancer Awareness

smyrna-pink-policeNo, you don’t need to get your eyes checked if you see a pink police car in Smyrna! The Smyrna police station is doing a Beat Breast Cancer initiative by driving a hit pink police cruiser.

The car has been making the rounds to raise awareness of the disease, which hits about 1 in 8 women in the US alone. The next time the car will make an appearance will be at the Shur-Line Electrical company in the Smyrna Business Park tomorrow from 10am – 2pm.

Smyrna always has interesting things going on! Come back here to learn more about Smyrna!