Wednesday, January 9, 2013 September 18, 2013 148th Birthday MyConnection Subscription Special Published every Wednesday and delivered free by The Newnan Times-Herald Check Out the Classifieds on Page 7 ➤ See page 6 for details! Senoia bringing back fall Cruisin’ to the Oldies Car Show Pictured are a few of the many “oldies” featured in last year’s Cruisin’ to the Oldies Car Show. T he 8th annual Cruisin’ to the Oldies Car Show will be returning to downtown Senoia this fall. The event will be held Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Always a popular event, the car show draws entries and visitors from all over Georgia. “The Car Guys,” Scott Sargeant and Charlie Filkins, will be emceeing the event. The vehicle registration fee is $20 and will begin at 8 a.m. Dash plaques will be presented to the first 250 cars registered. This year’s show will be limited to cars 1987 and older. Entertainment will be sponsored by Toyota of Newnan. The 2013 featured entertainment will be the “Mustangs,” playing from noon to 3 p.m. The Mustangs perform music from the ‘50s to the ‘70s. The Varsity will be back cooking their all-time favorites. Churn ‘N Scoop will offer homemade ice cream, and additional food vendors will provide hawaiian shaved ice, funnel cakes, cotton candy and barbecue. Senoia’s downtown merchants and restaurants will be open all day. Awards, door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, shopping, food and fun await at the Senoia downtown event. For more information contact Gail Downs at 770-599-9155 or Suzanne helfman at 770-599-8182. StoneBridge Early Learning Center earns quality rating i n s i de Easy Trifle Delicious No-Fuss Dessert R ecipes ➤ PAGE 6 Grilled Pound Cake with Ice Cream, Pineapple and Chocolate Drizzle Delicious Photo By Celia Shortt Cindy Gibbons, members of her staff and some students at StoneBridge. Front row – Bailey Tschantz, Jazmine Horton and Jacob Brooks. Back row – Jenny Woods holding Wesley Floyd, McKinley Newsome, Cindy Gibbons holding Olivia Soulen, Hudson Brown, Teresa Carlyle holding Dylan Patrick, and Tamara Harmon holding Aniyah Good. By Celia Shortt firstname.lastname@example.org StoneBridge Early Learning Center in Newnan was awarded the “Quality Rated” status by Bright from the Start of the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. StoneBridge is an educational facility specializing in education from birth to five years. It is committed “to providing a nurturing environment enriched with opportunities to encourage every child to excel to his or her highest potential.” A child care center that is “Quality Rated” has agreed to meet standards that exceed the state’s licensing requirements and is committed to improving the quality of care it provides to children. Heather Allen Hamre, from Georgia Regents University, helped Cindy Gibbons, executive director and co-owner of StoneBridge, and her staff work through the process to become “Quality Rated.” “StoneBridge Early Learning Center serves as a leader in their community,” Hamre said. “The Quality Rated process enabled them to refine their skills and expertise to meet defined national and state best practice standards.” “The Quality Rated system was designed so that any parent selecting a Quality Rated program can feel confident they have chosen a program for their child that is committed to continuous quality improvement and meeting high quality standards,” she added. “The in-depth assessments through the Quality Rated Program offered guidance on how we could ensure our program exceeds the state’s basic requirements,” said Gibbons. A quality rating is important because it helps Georgia families find high quality early education and school programs where they can enroll their children. Gibbons recently opened another Stonebridge Early Learning Center at Thomas Crossroads. “For the benefit of the children in the community, hopefully all the child care centers in Coweta will make the commitment to achieve a Quality Rating from the state,” she said. “We are excited to offer the same level of standards at our new location at Thomas Crossroads that just opened this summer.” No-Fuss Desserts Family Features Are you hungry for a sweet treat but don’t have the time or energy to create something from scratch? No -f uss desser t recipes a re su re to del ig ht. Sta r t with convenient ingredients along with store-bought Pou nd C a ke a nd m a ke a fe w e a s y e n h a n c e m e nt s . In no time, you can put together an Easy Trifle, Pound Cake S’Mores, or even a Classic Strawberry Shortcake. With a few extra minutes, you can create a delectable Banana Nut Pound Cake Pudding, or Grilled Pound Cake with Ice Cream, Pineapple and Chocolate Drizzle — perfect for sharing any day of the week. All of these easy recipes can be made with pre-packaged Pound Cake slices found in the freezer section of your local grocery store, too. Pre-sliced and individually-wrapped slices are ideal for making perfectly-portioned desserts or snacks.