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A Christmas Story

The Christmas classic film now on stage!

November 19-21 & 28 at 7:30, Nov 22 & 29 at 2:30

At the Henry County Performing Arts Center, 37 Lemon Street, McDonough Tickets in Advance: $12 for Adults, $10 for Senior Citizens and Children Based on the book by Jean Shepherd. This Chrismas classic is the story of 9 year old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself, at Goldblatt’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out”. All the elements from the movie are here! This production is rated PG

For tickets and information about auditions visit: www.HENRYPLAYERS.com or contact Kim Decker @ 678-346-0074

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–the winner will win a gift certificate of $20.00 to a restaurant in the magazine! Happy Holidays and thanks to our readers! Look for great things in 2010! HENRY

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Financial Advice for the Holidays

Traditionally, the holiday season is a time of indulgences. But this year—in light of declining investment portfolios, sinking house values and a shaky job market—many American consumers will be looking for ways to toast the season without breaking the bank. Here are some tips to economize:

Set proper expectations It helps to make sure everybody in your family is onboard with the cost-conscious approach. If you are married, have a frank discussion with your spouse about spending limits. If you have children, make sure they understand that your plans for the holidays will focus on fun that can be had without spending a lot of money. If your children are old enough, you may even use this as an opportunity to explain the fundamentals of household economics and involve them in setting holiday spending priorities for the family. Plan ahead Take time to write down a list of possible gifts you hope to purchase for family and friends. Knowing what you want ahead of time may help you avoid making poor decisions and impulse purchases once you hit the stores. Invest time to save money The best deals can be found by shopping around. Check out stores in your area and investigate what’s available online. The emergence of online shopping has made it much easier to do your homework before you buy. Web retailers will help you determine best prices for the products you are looking to purchase. Track your spending One of the best ways to keep spending under control is to set a limit. Within your family, this can be on a per-person basis, or you can set a budget that dictates your maximum holiday spending. Once this number is chosen, see if you can come in under budget. Track all of your purchases and be certain

to hold onto receipts. You might also request gift receipts where available and tuck them inside cards or gift boxes. Be smart about gift cards Gift cards have become increasingly popular and more widely available. Make sure you understand the terms of a gift card (such as expiration dates) before making a purchase. Get a jump on the season Given the forecast for below-average consumer spending, many retailers are cautious to avoid stockpiling large inventories this holiday season. If you shop early, you will be more likely to find what you’re looking for at a reasonable price. Conversely, last minute shopping could result in spending more than you planned, particularly if you are determined to buy specific items. And finally… These tips are about gift buying. But rather than making gifts and packages the center of your holiday celebration, try putting more emphasis on spending quality time with family and friends. Encourage games and conversation; you may be surprised to find how little you miss the excesses of years past.

This column is for informational purposes only. The information may not be suitable for every situation and should not be relied on without the advice of your tax, legal and/or financial advisors. Neither Ameriprise Financial nor its financial advisors provide tax or legal advice. Consult with qualified tax and legal advisors about your tax and legal situation. This column was prepared by Ameriprise Financial. Financial planning services and investments offered through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA & SIPC. ©2009 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved. File # 91804 (11/09)

Our office is accepting toys for Toys for Tots now through December 21 from 9AM-4PM!

Kirsten R. Fellows, CRPC®, CLTC

Financial Advisor, Business Financial Advisor Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. 830 Eagles Landing Parkway Suite 200 Stockbridge, GA 30281-7366 Office: 678.284.0531


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• Virus Removal • Performance Upgrades • Data Recovery • Home or Business Networks • And Much More....

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“A local business dedicated to honesty and complete satisfaction.”

Specialist in Domestic and Foreign

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Bookkeeping & Tax Service 770-957-0758

30 Years Experience Locally Owned & Operated All types Taxes & Bookkeeping Small Business ~ Partnership Corporations Two convenient locations Stockbridge and McDonough

No Business is Too Small January - April 15 M-F 9-6, Sat. 9-1 April 16-December 20 M-F 9-4 Other times available by appointment!

Get your new holiday color with Sherrie!

Master Color Specialists Designer Retail Products 200 Hampton St. McDonough

770-898-4009 $20.00 off With Sherrie

Valid when appointment is scheduled with Sherrie

T & T Meats “Your Hometown

Butcher since 1982”

OIL CHANGES & MUCH MORE!

Tuesday - Friday 9am-6pm Saturday 9am-5pm Closed Sunday & Monday

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• Emission Testing • Full Brake Service • Tire Rotation & Balancing • Tire Replacement Upon Request • Tune Up Services • Transmission Service & Flush • Coolant Flush • Fuel Filter • Diagnostics • Fuel Injection Service • Drive Axles Front & Rear • Timing Belts, Water Pump Replacement • Drive , Serpentine Belts

Save up to 20% on your Family Pack Specials

OIL CHANGE OR SERVICE OVER $20!

399 Keys Ferry St., McDonough

$7 OFF

Bring in this coupon and save! Expires 12/31/09

Feed Your Guests The Best!

770-305-7090


Serving the the south Side for over 13 years.

#1 In leaf protection! Gutters

Residential 5” and 6” seamless

Soffitt & Facia Board Repair Leader in Innovative Affordable Leaf Protection

All Colors Available All Leaf Protection Plans are Lifetime Warrantied

We will pay your deductible!

(770) 471-6505 Do you want to reach 15,000 upscale homeowners in Henry County?

3565 N. Hwy 155, Stockbridge • Fresh Frazier Firs • VA Pines • Leyland Cypress • Snowflocked Trees • Wreaths • Live Trees for Planting

Trees Up to 15 Feet!

Assortment of colors for snow flocking trees!

H E N RY

About Henry advertisers pay as low as 1.3¢ per home! Contact, Denise M. Vojnich 678-616-5285 Call me about rates in our January issue!

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Farm Hours 7 days a week 9:00 - Dark

Bring the family!

Free Apple Cider & Candy Canes Weekend Hayrides & Petting Zoo!

$5 OFF

www.aboutyule.com 770-954-9356

any field grown tree for $30 or more! with this coupon


Web design services at reasonable prices. We specialize in web design for small business.

Services We Offer:

• Web Design • Word Press Theme Customization • Converting Static Websites to Dynamic Word Press Websites • Social Media Marketing (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) • CSS Coding • HTML Coding • Email Forms • Video Integration • Animated Promo Slide Shows • Search Engine Optimization and Much More…

Visit our website at www.sharptechsolutions.com or give us a call at 404.218.1007.

Wanna Party at Woody’s? 8 varieties of exciting large inflatables with a special toddler’s safety zone

www.woodysjumpplay.com 770-914-2973 1300 McDonough Place located behind Waffle House on Jonesboro Rd.

We are Atlanta’s Jump ‘N Play Center!

Parents lounge with flat screen, free wifi, snack bar Parties are hosted in private rooms Walk-ins welcome anytime

1/2 off 2nd child

with one full paid admission

$20 off

any Sunday Party Package for 16 or more people” Exp. 12/31/09


Opening in mid December! Grand Opening Dues as low

$24.99/

month! as Please call for details.

• 24hr key access • Safe & Secure Environment Take advantage of this low price by 12/31/09! • Group Fitness Classes • Convenient Location • Tanning, Freeweights, Cardio Equipment, Bathroom with Showers Reserve your own personal trainer now! Call & get a start on the new year! Nutritionist on staff!

Hero program discounts Senior citizen discounts Group discounts • Corporate Discounts

Use of over 1200 franchisee clubs nationwide

1617 Georgia Hwy 20 West McDonough

770-898-5299 Mcdonoughga@anytimefitness.com

Anyone who joins Anytime Fitness will receive

10% off all Smoothies

w/membership card!

Buy a 32 or 44oz and get a 22oz

FREE!

Expires 12/31/09 Valid at the McDonough location only.


We Make Green Beautiful...Saving Energy at the Window Specializing in Custom Drapery & Blinds

$50.00 Off

Any order of $500 or more

$25.00 Off

Any order of $250 or more Expires 12/31/09

Authorized Dealer

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We Bring Owner: the Showroom to you!Tom Ciane


The About Henry Holiday Guide Mark your calendar for the upcoming

Holiday Gala Tuesday, December 1, 2009 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A favorite of all Stockbridge residents, the festivities feature Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, Santa’s sleigh guided by his favorite reindeer and the opportunity to have your picture taken with Santa. The Christmas train, entertainment and refreshments are all part of the occasion.

So don’t miss the fun-filled event that begins the Christmas Season! Merle Manders Conference Center 111 Davis Rd, Stockbridge, GA. www.cityofstockbridge.com Friday, November 13 5-9 PM Holiday Open House Kick-off on the Square Entertainment – Seasonal Music SPONSORED by the MAIN STREET PROGRAM

Saturday & Sunday November 14 & 15 Merchants Holiday Open House on the Square Entertainment – Seasonal Music Sat. 10 AM - 9 PM, Sun. 12 Noon - 5 PM SPONSORED by the MAIN STREET PROGRAM

Sunday, November 15, noon-5PM McDonough Arts Council McDonough Arts Annual Christmas with the Arts on the Square

Hometown Holiday Events in McDonough!

Saturday, December 5 Santa Saturday – 11 AM – 3 PM on the Square Entertainment – 5 PM – 6:30 PM SPONSORED by the MAIN STREET PROGRAM

Lighting of the tree – 6:30 PM Christmas Parade – 7:00 PM –

SPONSORED by the CITY of MCDONOUGH


We have a large selection of watches for holiday gifts!

Clock, Watch and Jewelry Repair Howard Miller Distributor Mantle Clocks Clock & Watch Repair

(House calls on grandfather clocks!)

Eyeglass Repair Ring Sizing

100% Satisfaction Guarantee! 39A Griffin Street Mcdonough, GA 30253

678-583-0017 www.opticalworkshop.net THE

Winsor Gallery Fine Art

Tiny Treasures Art Show through December Miller’s Mill by D. Winsor Anglyn

770-957-7292 ~ 34 Macon Street ~ McDonough ~ www.thewinsorgallery.com


Come see us for a HAPPY HOLIDAY!!!!

We are the exclusive Henry County distributors of “Mark Sundermeyer” UGA framed and signed prints-a series of pictures that will form a sentence. First picture available now! We also monogram personalized wedding gifts, holiday items, and baby items.

Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Closed Sundays

McDonough Flowers & Gifts 162 Keys Ferry Street McDonough, GA 30253

(770) 957-5285

www.mcdonoughflowershop.com

16 Macon Street McDonough

on the downtown Historic McDonough Square

678 ~ 814 ~ 4888 Mon-Sat 10-5

15% off one item exp. 12/31

NOW OPE N!

We have Southern Elegance Creme Brulee candles!


Introducing Diva Lite!

A lighter version of our Diva Deluxe, just perfect for your weekend getaway!

Great gift ideas! Visit our website to see other items!

678. 759.0244

www.KeliKreations.com

The Yuko Japanese Thermal Straightener is truly a life-changing experience if you have struggled with curly, resistant and unruly hair. After the treatment, your hair will become more manageable and healthy-looking.

Schedule a consultation today & receive $50 off service with ad!

Valeria Turner, Certified YUKO Specialist 1222 Royal Drive, Conyers, GA 30094

YUKO Academy of New York, Master Stylist with Lavie Salon & Spa

770-922-8770


Buy yourWeChristmas Tree in Locust Grove have trees starting at only $25! Thanksgiving thru Christmas Eve

$19.99 Long Stem Roses Special Not valid on holiday days. Exp. 12/30/09

Specializing in fresh cut flowers for any occasion!

3840 Suite B Hwy 42 Locust Grove, GA 30248

678-759-1199

www.heathersflowersga.com

We’ve moved!

4518 N. Henry Blvd. Unit #109, Stockbridge (Right across the street from Sonic) Open Tues-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-3

678-272-8536

Mon-Fri. 10-7 and Sat. 9-3, Sun. 12-4

HOLIDAY HAIR SPECIAL 20% OFF CHEMICAL SERVICES EXP. 12/31/09

$5 OFF SHAMPOO, CUT & STYLE EXP. 12/31/09

4408 Hwy 42 S, Locust Grove

770-898-1418 404-521-9147

Mention this ad to receive a special discount!

Wedding • Cupcakes • Birthday Cookies and Brownies • Pies & Pastries and Diabetic Sweets

www.thecakehouseandmore.com


Mention this ad for a FREE treat!

NY Design Nails LLC

Professional Nail Care

$5 off

Any Service of $25 or more

With coupon expires 12/31/09

30% off

A “Cut Above” Consignment & Accessories Boutique

With coupon expires 12/31/09

If you are a Plus we are a Must! Specializing in sizes 2-26

Hours: Monday - Saturday 10-7:30 Sunday 12-6

5485 N.Henry Blvd. Stockbridge GA

Any service for new clients of $25 or more

Try our deluxe pedicures!

For a stylish holiday look!

(next door to Bank of America & Near Walmart)

404-245-8777

1445 Rock Quarry Rd Suite 106

$10 off any purchase

678-289-4403

May not be combined with any other offer. Expires 12/31/09

(across from Henry Medical Center)

of $40 or more!


The Best Mexican Food & Fiesta Environment in Town! Tacos & More Every Day at Lunch!

MEXICAN RESTAURANT

Lunch Special

$4.50

including drink!

Enjoy a variety of appetizers, soups, and salads including our sizzling Fajita Nachos, Hearty Caldo de Pollo, and crispy Taco Salad as well as Combination Dinners ranging from $6.90 to $8.50. Come and visit us for additional menu items, lunch specials, daily specials, and more! Also featuring a full bar at both locations and an outdoor patio at Locust Grove.

www.sandiegomexrestaurant.com

230 Jonesboro Rd • McDonough

678.583.5587

$10.99

Choice of two 2 Nachos, 2 Burritos 3 Tacos & Dessert

(Fried Ice Cream or Sopatia) Valid Anytime. Valid for Dine-In Not Valid With Other Offers Or Prior Purchase. Expires12/31/09

4952 Bill Gardner Pkwy • Locust Grove

678.583.4003


Fajitas • Nachos • Grilled Quesadillas Fresh Salads • Tacos • Vegetarian Friendly

Buy one get one free!

w/purchase of 2 large drinks. (equal or lesser value) (restrictions apply). Expires 12/31/09

10% OFF

Any Catering Order For The Holidays! Expires 12/31/09

Kids Eat Free Every Tuesday

We Cater! No time? Call in your order!

770.954-9992 1866 Jonesboro Road

Henry Town Center, McDonough, GA


Order a delicious CAJUN OR JERK Fried Turkey for the holidays!

Buy one patty, get the second one FREE! With coupon. Exp. 12/31/09

BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY CATERING TODAY! Fried Turkeys,Wings, Chicken & More! Specialty Bakery- Pastries, Specialty Cakes

50% Off

Buy any large meal get 1/2 off any sm chk meal! With coupon. Exp. 12/31/09

(cheesecakes, keylime, italian cream rum, fruitcake & red velvet) 599 Jonesboro Rd, McDonough, GA 30253

678-583-0563

www.jamaicafinest.com

Empire of China DINE IN • TAKE OUT • CATERING Voted #1 in Henry County!

Open 7 Days A Week 299 Jonesboro Rd McDonough Home Depot

HWY 75 Ext 221

Kroger

McDonough Square

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Delivery Service (Min. $15, Limited Area)

Purchase $18 or more from our menu and get $2 OFF!

Open 2-9pm On Christma Day!

OR

Purchase $40 or more from our menu and get $5 OFF!

Cannot be combined with any other offer One Coupon per family/party per visit. Exp. 12/31/09

We sell beer & wine!

770.954.9999 • 770.954.1967 www.empireofchina2.com


WE ARE THUNDER 96!

We are proud that we were able to secure a spot in a major international tournament in Germany in June 2010!

We will represent Henry County and the Atlanta soccer community in an event that hosts a range of junior teams from professional soccer clubs from all over Europe. Our players are working very hard in order to be able to compete against those big names.

Your donation can help our team get to Europe!

Outside of the field we would appreciate all the help we can get. If you want more information about our team and our big adventure or how you might be able to help with a sponsorship look at our webside at www.thunder96.org or call 404-509-3225.


Get a new look in time for the holidays!

Expires 12/31/09

Expires 12/31/09

Free Estate Planning Seminar Saturday Dec 12th 10:00 am Wed, Dec 16th, 11:30 am & 6:30pm

Learn the importance of wills, trusts, powers of attorney and what could happen if you have none of them!

Call for Reservations 770-602-9925


For other Conyers Holiday Information call 1-800-Conyers


Gymnastics for Both Boys and Girls

Competition Cheer Squad • Recreational Gymnastics Tumbling Classes • Stunt Classes Routine Choreography and Birthday Parties

FREE TRIAL Class New students only. Expires 12/31/09

Level Pre Team to Level 10 • Small Classes Boys Team www.viperboys.net Top Rated Coaches • Private Lessons Available

New Girl Gymnastic Coaches Irina and Sergey Over 40 years Experience!

Boy’s Coach, Paul Over 15 Years Experience Boys Teams Many Levels State Championships

Contact us 770-957-5970 or at worldxtreme@comcast.net

For Advertising Information Call Denise Vojnich 5330 Starboard Ct, Conyers, GA 30094 678-616-5285

403 McDonough Parkway, McDonough, Ga. 30253

www.worldxtremevipers.com

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