The Bright Side Newspaper covers news in Acworth, Kennesaw and Marietta.  The articles below are related to all three of these areas.


Acworth Farmers Market – Shop for local at the Acworth Farmers Market every Friday morning from June 5-October 30 from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The market takes place at Logan Farm Park (4405 Cherokee Street). Market customers will have a wide variety of garden ripe Georgia grown vegetables, eggs, cheese, bedding plants, fresh baked bread, pies, cakes, honey and jams to choose from each week.
The following guidelines will be followed: Volunteers from the city will be on hand to help. Vendors will wear masks and masks are also suggested for our customers. We request one shopper per family, no pets or small children recommended. Please practice social distancing. There will be no hand to hand contact. Tables will be two deep at each vendor booth. Credit cards preferred or bring lots of small bills to give vendors exact change. If you are an interested vendor please email Jeff Chase at jchase@acworth.org. The Acworth Farmer’s Market is proudly sponsored by the Acworth Downtown Development Authority.  If you are interested in more information on being a vendor or just have questions about the market, please call 770-917-1234.

Kennesaw Monday Market -the season for Kennesaw Market Mondays opened MONDAY JUNE 1st! The market takes place in the City Parking lot 2785 Watts Drive (. Here are some changes for this season: We will have a limited number of tables and chairs where people can sit (approximately half the number of tables/chairs from prior years). We will likely not have a beer vendor this season. We will likely not have musical entertainment. We will have 3 food trucks and 1 dessert truck. Farmers/Makers booths will be spaced out with a ‘empty’ space between each vendor. We are requesting the public that visits Kennesaw Market Mondays to practice social distancing guidelines as outlined by the CDC and State of GA.

Marietta Farmer’s Market  (open year round) has been moved to 41 Mill Street (between Powder Springs and the Square. It is open on Saturdays only from 9:00 til Noon. Check out their website for more information – www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.com.


On Thursday May 28, 2020, Georgia Governor, Brian Kemp, advised, that while he was opening bars and nightclubs that no live venues would be allowed at this time. As a result fireworks celebrations have been canceled as follows.

Acworth – Given the continued restriction on large public gatherings, the city has made the difficult decision to cancel the annual concert and fireworks scheduled for Saturday, July 4.

Kennesaw – the City of Kennesaw has postponed the Salute to America (July 3) event to September 12, 2020. The City of Kennesaw looks forward to continuing this great tradition of live music, fireworks and local vendors on the rescheduled date.

Marietta – Due to the Coronavirus, the City of Marietta has made the difficult decision to cancel all events scheduled for July 4, 2020 including the Let Freedom Ring Parade, festivities on the Square, and the fireworks show. This was an extremely hard decision to make, but it was necessary to keep our citizens, visitors, and employees of the City of Marietta safe. While we will miss seeing everyone on the Square, we look forward a fun announcement coming soon to keep the patriotic spirit alive in the City
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Zagster Bike Share Closures in Town Center AND Cumberland

The Cumberland Community Improvement District (CID) and the Town Center CID have received notice that Zagster will no longer be providing services to their markets. Based in Boston, Zagster managed and operated both of the CIDs’ bike-share programs.

According to an email from Zagster, the closure is due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on business. Zagster will remove all bikes and stations from both areas between May 28 and June 12. Zagster stated they plan to communicate more information to members via their app and social media platforms this week. There are currently six stations in Cumberland and six stations in Town Center.

While Zagster’s decision is beyond the control of the CIDs, both organizations are committed to providing valuable mobility options for their communities. Thousands of members have recorded hundreds of rides every week in each CID bike-share program.

“Bike-share programs have been extremely successful in the Cumberland and Town Center communities,” said Kim Menefee, Executive Director of the Cumberland CID. “Our shared goal will always be to improve our communities as we continue to strengthen our partnerships and regional connectivity.”
For additional questions regarding Zagster’s closure plan, please contact partner_questions@zagster.com.