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r e m Sum ! fun MyConnection Wednesday, January 9, 2013 May 29, 2013 ag activ uide t o des ities a tina n tion d s to do this summer 50 things to do this summer Published every Wednesday and delivered free by The Newnan Times-Herald Check Out the Classifieds on Page 7 online: Summ A PUBLI er 2013 CATIO N OF The Ne WNAN TImes -herA Ld highland Newnan Centre will open in June marina resort Habitat fundraiser 1st function at center By JEAN C. WHEELER By JOHN A. WINTERS Special to The Newnan Times-Herald T he city of Newnan’s long-delayed multiuse complex will open next month, board members were told recently. The Newnan Centre, located next to the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts off Lower Fayetteville Road, will hold an invitation-only opening June 18. “This is a chance for us to thank everyone who has been involved in this project and to show the facility off to potential businesses that could use it,” said Parks Avery, chairman of the Newnan Convention Center Authority, which oversees the complex. A ribbon cutting is planned for June 20 at 10 a.m. with the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Avery Commerce. A open house for the public is set for June 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The first official function will be June 27, a luncheon for Habitat for Humanity. The center includes a main building, a tiered outside amphitheater that can seat about 1,200, and a 1,000-square-foot pavilion. Covered walkways lead from the main building to the pavilion, which is heated but not air-conditioned, and also to the performing arts center. The main building houses a business center and boardroom, which could be used as a bridal room for weddings. It also will have a full kitchen, various sized tables, different seating arrangements, risers for stages, and a dance floor. The main room can be divided into four different sizes to accommodate various functions. Groundbreaking was in August 2011. However, in the early months of 2012, the general contractor ended up having cash flow problems. The planned opening in April 2012 started getting pushed. Within another couple of months, contractor D.Dean and Associates was fired and worked stopped. Then started negotiations with the insurance company that bonded D.Dean to recoup funds and get a new contractor. Headley Construction of Newnan was named the new contractor and is completing the work. “They [Headley] are really busting to get it done,” Avery said. “It’s going very well and it is really coming together.” Avery said kitchen equipment is installed, as are most of the tiling, wallpaper and trim work. The stereo equipment is installed and testing on it is starting. About the only thing that probably won’t be completed by the grand opening is the pavilion, although workers will be close on that. Rapper: I want to help other young SIZZLING artists Landscaping, including new trees and sod, also are being planted. As of now, there’s only been a couple of hiccups. Someone stole the security cameras, and the granite top in the men’s restroom will have to be replaced because it wasn’t the right one. What bet ter way to christen Newnan’s state-of–the-ar t, new convention center than by attending Newnan- Coweta Habitat for Humanity’s “Building Better Communities” luncheon. Attendees of the event will get a first glimpse of the Newnan Centre and celebrate the accomplishments of the partnerships of local businesses, civic leaders and members of the community. According to Andy Ivey, development director for Newnan-Coweta Habitat, “This is not just a fund-raising event, but a friend-raising event.” He emphasized the event will be an opportunity to raise funds for the internationally-known, non-profit organization, as well as an opportunity to discover other ways of supporting an organization that has partnered with local families to provide suitable housing in the NewnanCoweta area since 1994. The “Building Better Communities” luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. on June 27 at the Newnan Centre, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road. A delicious meal will be served as well as a large helping of laughter from one of America’s top comediennes, Anita Renfroe. For tickets or more information, contact Andy Ivey at 770-252-9049, extension 15, or development@ I N S I DE Savory a nd Swee t Hot Dog Recipes ➤ PAGE 4 Caprese Salad Topped Smoked Sausage Sandwiches With Savory and Sweet FAMILY FEATURES When savory meets sweet, it’s simply a perfect union — especially when planning a sizzling summer-time menu. Nothing brings the palate more pleasure than a cooked sausage, slightly seared, and topped with crunchy, fresh salad and salsa toppers. Embrace a range of simple yet flavorful ingredients First, select a tasty base for your recipe that can be quickly and easily spiced up, such as smoked sausage. Then choose a range of fresh ingredients, such as herbs, vegetables and fruits, that when simply paired together create a delicious dish. Get creative and try unique ingredient combinations, such as red onions paired with tart green apples or mangoes. An intense blend of flavors, along with the savory appeal of sausage, will surely satisfy even the most hard-toplease appetites. Challenge your flavor bravery by incorporating other flavor pairings into your sausage and burger toppings. Your local farmers’ market is a one-stop shop for fresh, local ingredients that are found in the below recipes. It can also serve as an interactive source of inspiration where you might find an herb, vegetable or fruit you’ve never tried that will easily spice up your own summertime recipe. By JEFF BISHOP Special to The Newnan Times-Herald Newnan youths looking for some relief from the summer heat (and boredom) might want to consider looking up Mizzle Enterprise on Macedonia Road. The Urban Dictionary defines mizzle as “a type of weather between mist and drizzle; very fine, almost cloud-like rain.” Kendall Mack of Newnan has his own definition. “It’s about being positive. Nothing negative,” said the young rapper and aspiring record producer. Known as “K-Mack” when he performed his raps locally and even internationally two years ago, Mack said he now wants to help other aspiring hip hop artists produce music and gain exposure. The young man, a Newnan High School graduate, said he sees a lot of talent in Coweta County and he wants to use his experience to help other young people get the same kinds of opportunities he had. “I got to go overseas, I got to go to Japan and Sweden. I got to be on BET. I had my share. Now I want to give back PHOTO BY JEFF BISHOP From left are Marquez Mack and brother Kendall Mack. Known as “K-Mack” when he performed his raps locally and even internationally two years ago, Kendall said he now wants to help other aspiring hip hop artists produce music and gain exposure. to the community and give others those same kinds of opportunities,” he said. “You don’t have to go anywhere else. You can be right here in Newnan and still be successful.” He said the Internet gives today’s aspiring artists a platform and networking opportunities that their hip hop forebears in the 1980s and early ‘90s could only dream about. From the time he was 9 years old Mack used the Internet to release his songs and videos. Other Coweta rappers are doing the same thing. “I just want to help other artists out,” said Mack. Currently he is helping to shepherd the new careers of several local rappers as well as his own brother, Marquez Mack, performing under the name “Quez.” “I want to write songs about life,” said the younger Mack, an NHS student. “My friends at school like the songs I’ve done. I’ve just got to keep doing it and never give up. My brother has helped me a lot.” Mack said he relished his time as a young opening act for artists like Nelly, T.I., Roscoe Dash, Travis Porter, Waka Flocka, Gucci Mane, Shawty Lo, Fabo, Chris Brown and oth- ers. He also flew to New York to be a guest speaker on BET’s 106 and Park. But he said that now he wants to step back and work “behind the scenes” to “help other artists out.” “You can’t really go by what your friends or family say is good or not,” he said. “It’s basically all about getting that one hit record. If you don’t have that hit record, it doesn’t matter what your beats are or your lyrics. You aren’t going to get any attention or feedback from a record label. You have to be lyrical, and you have to be versatile, and you have to really deliver something on the track.” Mack said he developed a small niche because he didn’t believe in cursing and rapping about drugs and violence on his records. “That’s just who I am,” he said. “I was trying to make a change in the industry. But most of all I just had to be myself. 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