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May 4, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. NHS Student Vet Connect Veterans set up their personal memorabilia twice a year at the National Guard Armory across from Newnan High School. The teachers bring their students over throughout the day to talk to the veterans and see their display. Any veteran interested in being a part of helping these students learn our military history first hand, contact Steve Quesinberry to participate. For information Stephen.quesinberry@ cowetaschools.net
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May 7 • NHS JROTC Awards Program 6:30 p.m. NHS Auditorium HHHHH
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May 12 • NHS Vet Connect 5K 8:00 a.m. Newnan High School 100% profits go to our local veterans. Entry Fee $25 for non-NHS students. Student fee $20. Participants and sponsors are needed. For more information frank.henderson@ cowetaschools.net HHHHH
MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS: Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of the service men and women who died while serving our great country during a war. HHHHH
May 25-28 • BUDDY POPPIES Look for VFW Tables set up at various locations throughout the weekend giving out the Buddy Poppies. Donations are always welcome. We distribute these poppies to remind everyone of the blood shed by our soldiers for our freedom. Please wear one proudly. HHHHH
May 26 • Flags on Graves Anyone who would like to participate in placing flags on veteran graves at local cemeteries should meet at the Coweta Veterans Club, 130 Veterans Club Rd., Newnan, GA 30263 at 9:00 a.m. Flags and water will be provided. Bring a long screwdriver to poke holes in the ground for the flag. HHHHH
May 28 • 11:00 a.m. Memorial Day Ceremony at the Veterans Park in Downtown Newnan, next to McKoon Funeral Home. The public is invited to lunch after the ceremony at the Coweta Veterans Club. HHHHH
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I was driving in the car with the Youngest SON of Thunder when “that” jingle came on. “Listen to this,” I said. Said jingle jingles through the radio speakers. “Wait, what?” he replied. A few seconds later the same verse comes around. “That’s disgusting,” he said in a somewhat disgusted tone. Now when a 14-year-old male finds something disgusting, well … The ditty was part of a new ad campaign by Charmin, as in the bathroom tissue brand. The advertising world calls the campaign “bold.” But these types also call someone dressed in a trash bag strutting down a catwalk during Paris Fashion Week “trendsetting.” I digress. The tune that was now stuck in both our minds and the particular phrase in question was, “My hiney’s so Charmin shiny.” At this point we will take a break so everyone can “Google” said phrase and can find the song on YouTube complete with a family of red bears dancing along to it. And we’re back. Anyone remember Mr. Whipple? He was the grocery guy who would chastise women shoppers for squeezing the Charmin, only to be caught doing that very thing seconds later in the commercial. I miss him now. I really don’t care to hear that jingle. I find it somewhat offensive, but I’m not going to freak out, start a petition to free the red bears or storm Charmin’s corporate office. I’m just going to change the channel. Because honestly, I’m getting tired and offended of everyone being so offended. Case in point, actress Gal Gadot, who played Wonder Woman in the movie of the same name, is taking heat for a comment she made in a tribute to the late Stephen Hawking. She tweeted “Rest in peace Dr. Hawking. Now you’re free of any physical constraints …” According to various published reports, “many called the actress insensitive and “ableist,” or discriminative against people who are disabled. I admit, I had to look that word up. And then there’s Sarah Hall, who is raising cane because her six-year-old brought home the book Sleeping Beauty. She claimed it promoted “inappropriate” sexual behaviour. Said behaviour apparently is due to the prince kissing the sleeping princess without asking permission first. Of course, the prince can’t ask the princess if it’s okay to kiss her because she’s sleeping. And the only way she will walk up from this sleep is if the prince kisses her first. And how is she supposed to give permission for the prince to kiss her because she’s asleep? And if he does kiss her is he being insensitive to her feelings and … Nevermind. All this attempt at being non-offensive is making my head hurt and takes up way too much time. I think what we need is to start a “conversation” about why Charmin chose red bears instead of blue, or yellow or … maybe everyone just chill. •••••••••••••••••••••••• On a completely different, and much happier note, the May edition of The Paper marks its one-year anniversary. We started with 2,500 copies and less than 50 distribution points. We are now distributing 6,000 copies each month and have more than 100 distribution points. More importantly, we’ve been able to gather a great group of writers, each experts in their field, who make each issue better than the one before. We believe The Paper serves a much needed niche in our community. Our growth shows we are right. So on behalf of everyone here at Winters Media & Publishing, Inc., we’d like to send a big thanks to our advertisers for their support, to our writers for their words and to our readers for taking time out of their day to hang out with The Paper. Until next time.
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We Believe… In fitness at any age. Many older adults feel that they will inevitably lose their strength and vigor, but the truth is you don’t have to be a 20-something to be healthy and fit! Bob Arnot, M.D., an award-winning journalist, author of 12 books on nutrition and health, previously Chief Medical Correspondent for NBC and CBS News, and Chief Foreign Correspondent for MSNBC and NBC, offers this advice for staying fit and healthy at any age: • Find a few minutes at least two to three times a week to maintain general fitness. Try three or four five-minute bursts of activity such as walking or climbing the stairs at the office. • Take two or three more minutes a day for yoga breathing and movements to help your body maintain balance, usable strength, flexibility and muscular restoration.
• Eat right. In addition to lots of fruits and vegetables and a few lean meats, consume foods with magnesium, which helps fight inflammation, and with vitamin B12—especially if you’re over 50— such as fortified cereals. Drink three cups of fat-free or low-fat milk throughout the day or consume the equivalent in yogurt, cheese or other dairy products. Consider an anti-inflammatory diet—cut out sugar, potatoes, tomatoes and eggplant. A retirement community that promotes active aging will offer many resources —such as walking trails, a fitness center and tasty, nutritious dining — to help you stay well and strong. Wesley Woods of Newnan is just that kind of community, offering an energetic lifestyle in an elegant Southern setting. Call 770-683-6859, visit wesleywoodsnewnan.org, or follow us on Facebook and Pinterest.
• Spend another few minutes every day and before any vigorous exercise doing calf stretches and forward bends. • Stay hydrated before, during and after your workout. • To reduce your risk of muscle soreness after exercise, make sure you do proper stretching and cool-down.
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Don’t let excuses get in the way when it comes to caregiving Making excuses. I am a master excuse maker. I think it does come naturally to some of us, especially when someone calls us out on something we could do or should do. We can come up with a ton of reasons (i.e., excuses) for why we do what we do or don’t do what we should do. I ran across a quote the other day. Not sure who said it. “When I lost all of my excuses, I found my results.” I have committed that to memory. When I hear an excuse creeping up in my mind, Beth Dow I counter it with “When I lost all of my excuses, I found my results.” Some of the best excuse-driven folks I know, second to the student with homework due, are caregivers. Longterm caregivers often give excuses that allow them to avoid getting help. If you have a friend or a loved one taking care of a family member, listen for these excuses and help them to see how their excuses are being used to justify an unrealistic goal of handling the care of their loved one all by themselves. Excuse No. 1: “I don’t need a break.” Even God took a break on the 7th day! All of us need a break – time to recharge or rest. Caregivers are no different. Some 40 to 70% of longterm caregivers die before the person they are taking care of dies. No one can go forever. Excuse No. 2: “It will cause more stress to get them there.” This excuse is
often given when you ask a caregiver about adult day programs. It just isn’t true. It may make for a hectic morning and if transportation is not offered, that could be an extra hassle. But when weighed against the 6 to 8 hours of “caring free” time they will get in return, the stress a day program could relieve is significant. Excuse No. 3: “I can’t afford help.” There is low cost and even free help out there. It may take some creativity and research, but it is so worth it. If your care recipient is a veteran or the spouse of a veteran, check out the Aid and Attendance Benefit. Medicaid will pay for home care. Many Adult Day programs are based on ability to pay. And never underestimate the willingness of friends or other family members to give a few hours of their time to give you a break. Also, contact your local Area Agency on Aging, for community programs that may offer you support. Excuse No. 4: “No one will look after her/him like I will.” I have 24hour care for my mom. I know without a doubt, that they provide better care for her than I could ever give her. Her care is shared by caregivers, that get a break. When they come in for a shift, they are fresh and ready for the day, not already exhausted. Remember the best care you can give a loved one, may be care that is not provided by you. If you are a caregiver, survive this journey. Ask for help. If you are a friend or family member to a caregiver, don’t let them continue to make excuses. Help them to find their results that appear when excuses are lost.
Piedmont Newnan Announces Expansion; $2 Million Contribution From Special Reports Hogansville residents, Holland Ware and Faye Hendrix-Ware have pledged $2 million to support construction of a new 18-bed Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU) at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. “Partnering with Piedmont Newnan Hospital and seeing the expansion is something I have been hoping for,” said Ware. “This is an honor for me and my family and we are looking forward to seeing the same level of care and concern that Piedmont has shown in all other areas of patient care. After completion, we look forward to partnering on other projects to further research, education and the treatment of cancer.” The $8.5 million expansion will increase the total number of beds at Piedmont Newnan and allow the hospital to serve more of the critically ill close to home. Upon completion, Ware and Hendrix-Ware will have the right to name each of the patient rooms, in honor of their contribution. “I am greatly honored that the Intermediate Care Unit at Piedmont Newnan Hospital is recognizing me by naming rooms for my family,” added Ware. Last summer, Piedmont Newnan opened the Faye Hendrix-Ware Breast Health Center, establishing a high-risk breast clinic here in Newnan, thanks to contributions from Ware and Hendrix-Ware. “Both Holland and I have had personal and family experiences where cancer has touched our lives and we are both very pleased to be a part of the cutting edge technology and early detection methods available through our contributions to Piedmont Newnan Hospital,” said Hendrix-Ware. “We are certain that not only the level of patient care and treatment will be superior, but the family experience will be greatly enhanced as well. Partnering with Piedmont is the
perfect fit and we look forward to the positive impact both the high-risk breast clinic and opening of the intermediate care unit will have on our communities.” Piedmont Newnan is a 136-bed, acute-care, community hospital in Newnan, Georgia, and the only acute-care facility in Coweta County. Since opening a new facility in 2012, the hospital has seen tremendous growth and in 2017 admitted just under 10,000 patients. The expansion will allow Piedmont Newnan to keep more patients close to home for care. Construction on the new intermediate care unit is expected to start at the end of May 2018 and the hospital anticipates completion by the end of November 2018. “We are extremely grateful to Faye and Holland for this monumental gift. Their confidence in the care we provide our spatients is evident in this level of support,” Newnan Hospital. “Piedmont Newnan is dedicated to providing high-quality, patient centered care close to home and this expansion will continue to propel us forward and have a huge positive impact on patient care.” As a not-for-profit health system, Piedmont relies on the generosity of donors like Holland Ware and Faye Hendrix-Ware to offer many programs and services to the community. To learn more or to donate to the Piedmont Healthcare Foundation, visit piedmont. org.
Public Safety Luncheon Thursday, April 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Coweta County Fairgrounds
They are asking businesses to put up Loyal Blue Ribbons on their doors to show support. They also want desserts. Those should be dropped off by 10:30 a.m. that day. For donations: NCPS Foundation, P.O. Box 1113, Newnan, Ga., 30264
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Five Tips for Eating Healthy Registered Dietitian Nutritionists at Piedmont Newnan Hospital celebrated National Nutrition Month in March by introducing staff members and visitors to some delicious treats each week. The focus this year was “Go further with food.” They are shared excellent information for those who are looking to eat healthier. Here are their five favorite tips:
Eat whole foods – If you want to start eating better, this is the
best place to start. By eating foods that are in their natural form and avoiding processed foods, you will be putting the right things into your body (vitamins, nutrients, fiber) and keeping the bad things out (preservatives, chemicals, added sugar). “One easy way to remember this is, ‘If you can’t read it, don’t eat it,” said Stacy Griswold, registered dietitian nutritionist, commenting that foods with lots of preservatives and chemicals often have long lists of ingredients that are hard to pronounce. Eat whole grains, add lots of fruits and vegetables to your diet and find ways to replace poor choices with better ones.
The Time is Always Right to Think about Healthcare Decisions Dr. Neha Shah, a palliative care physician at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, meets with a lot of patients and their families during difficult times. Perhaps they are facing a challenging diagnosis, extended hospital stays, decisions about treatments or even approaching the end of one’s life. At a time when emotions are running high and illness can color the conversations, families are forced to face these tough questions and find an answer without knowing what quality of life means to their loved ones. Dr. Shah recommends Dr. Neha Shah that everyone have these difficult conversations at a time when everyone is feeling healthy. Although National Healthcare Decisions Day is Monday, April 16, people can sit down and have these discussions with their loved ones at any time. “There is a perception that having conversations around these topics is morbid or dark, but time after time, I meet people who wish they had talked about these things sooner,” said Dr. Shah. “Making decisions about your care, and the roles you would want your family to play in different situations, shows a tremendous amount of forethought and compassion for your loved ones.” An easy way to facilitate these much needed conversations is by completing an advanced care directive. This document is free to fill out, does not need a lawyer or notary, and can be changed at any time to reflect someone’s wishes. You do not need to be sick or aging to have an advance directive. Anyone over the age of 18, who is of sound mind and body, should create an advance directive. In addition to designating someone to make decisions in the event that someone cannot make decisions for themselves, the advance directive can also list the person’s preferences for medical care in the event the unexpected or something catastrophic happens. Catastrophic or unexpected medical concerns can happen at anytime. If someone cannot make decisions for themselves, it falls to their legal next of kin - their legal spouse, children and even adult parents. If you want to ensure a certain person is your medical decision maker, then you can do so easily in the advanced care directive. At the very least- make that decision and put it in writing even if you don’t complete anything else. “Ultimately, the goal of National Healthcare Decisions Day, and creating an advance directive, is that people express their wishes so that providers and facilities can respect those wishes and families also know how to navigate any decisions they may have to make,” said Dr. Shah. “We have amazing technology, but the one thing we don’t have yet is mind-reading technology. Until that happens, everyone needs an advance care directive.” Filling out the necessary documents for an advanced directive is a simple process and the spiritual care services team at Piedmont Newnan can provide you with what you need to get started, and assist you along the way. For more information, visit piedmont.org/spiritual-services.
A healthy gut is a happy gut – Probiotics, especially those found in natural foods like yogurt, can aid digestion and create and maintain a good balance of healthy bacteria in your gut. A large portion of your immune system is in your gut, so keeping it healthy is of the utmost importance. Natural probiotics can also be found in kefir, kimchi, miso, sauerkraut, sourdough and, sometimes in From left are two of Piedmont dark chocolate. Newnan Hospital’s Registered No sugary drinks – A soda, Dietitian Nutritionists Stacy Griswold sports beverage, or even a and Kacie Delong, promoting sweet tea may taste good and healthy eating tips in the Bistro be refreshing, but all three during March in honor of National tend to add unnecessary Nutrition Month. amounts of sugar, calories or salt to your diet. Fruit juice doesn’t give you the fiber or nutrients you need and even a diet soda can have chemicals and sweeteners that can do more harm than good.
“The best bet is water,” said Kacie Delong, registered dietitan nutritionist. “Water has zero calories, zero sugar and zero chemicals. It also can help you feel full and help your organs work properly.” While you don’t need eight glasses a day, it is important to stay properly hydrated so that you can replace the amount of water your body loses naturally every day.
Eat the rainbow – Adding fruits and vegetables to your diet can be difficult, but giving yourself a variety of fruits and vegetables, especially of those of different colors, helps keep things fresh and interesting. It might also help introduce fruits or vegetables to your diet that you hadn’t considered before. If the thought of piling fruit on to your plate isn’t appealing, add them to ice cream, yogurt or smoothies. If eating vegetables seems like a punishment, try roasting them or dipping them in a small amount of dressing for additional flavor.
Less is more – Portion size is one of the biggest problems facing Americans who are trying to lose weight. Menus at restaurants often provide enough food for two or more meals for the price of one and people at home tend to use large plates at the dinner table and fill it with the wrong percentages of food. When dining out, don’t be afraid to put aside half of your meal immediately. Not only does this give you lunch or dinner for tomorrow, but you won’t overeat today. When eating at home, use a smaller plate and put fruits and vegetables on half of the plate while splitting the other half equally between a whole grain and a protein. When you’re just starting out, try keeping a journal of what you are eating and how many calories are involved. Once you become conscious of your caloric intake, it becomes much easier to make better decisions.
“We are encouraging people to go further with food by trying new recipes and eating more fruits and vegetables to optimize their health,” said Delong. “Many of us do not meet our daily calcium and fiber needs. Fiber is great for digestive health and will also keep you feeling full throughout the day. Calcium helps promote healthy bones and prevent osteoporosis as you age. Consuming more whole foods and less processed foods will help us get these nutrients while decreasing sodium, something American’s get too much of. This month we had people try recipes in the Bistro such as fiber-packed cauliflower pizza, and fruit smoothies made with milk or yogurt to increase calcium. Trying fruits and vegetables in different ways can help us eat more of them! Going further with food is about making a conscious effort to choose foods that will benefit our body and overall health.” Eating healthy never sounds like a lot of fun, but there are tons of creative ideas and fantastic recipes available for adventurous eaters. Visit piedmont. org/living better for more ideas on healthy eating.
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• Stains - Pets have accidents and most of the time we don’t find them until the stain has dried and set in. It’s important to decide if they are removable with a professional carpet cleaning, spot cleaning or if carpet should be replaced. Hardwood floors, may need refinishing, but that doesn’t always work either. • Odors - Are the number 1 pet give away that a buyer can experience. When they walk through the front door, it seems they always take a deep breath in an effort to relax and look at a property sensibly and you want that breath to be pleasant and not obvious that you have a pet. Pet odors can live on your furniture, drywall, flooring, and pet hair will also have an odor that smells bad. Constant vacuuming and mopping, repainting walls and trim can help eliminate pet odors. Keep covers on the furniture and constantly wash and replace to reduce the odors. Wash the pet bedding often to help with odors. • Showing Instructions. If possible, remove any evidence of pets, by putting away pet toys, bedding, litter boxes, food and crates and remove the pets during a showing. Hire a pet sitter, or send them to day care. Selling a home with pets is worth it in the long run, but will take some work. For more info on how to prepare your home to sell, contact…. (Nan Johnston is a professional home staging consultant from Newnan with over 30 years experience in the real estate industry. Check out her website for some interesting before and after photos at www.southern-staging.com. Feel free to contact her at email@example.com )
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Caregiver of the Month: Dawn Davis
ome Helpers of GA & AL will once again recognize and celebrate the relationship between caregivers and the families they serve in 2018. As people age, there are times when a little help, a little companionship, a little reassurance helps. Being independent does not mean doing everything by yourself. Being independent means being in control of your lifestyle, your schedule and the way in which your needs are met. Home Helpers of GA & AL will pay tribute throughout 2018 to its Exceptional Caregivers – who bring life, enjoyment, and independence, to their clients daily. Dawn Davis, with over 20 years experience, explains why she chooses to be a Caregiver:
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Volunteers are now being sought for two Build Days set aside for work on the Howard Warner Community Center Playground. The workdays will be Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28 and the hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Those interested in volunteering may sign up on the Coweta Community Foundation website by visiting cowetafoundation.org, clicking on the “Events” tab, then selecting the appropriate day on the calendar. Last fall, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) and national nonprofit KaBOOM! awarded the Coweta Community Foundation a $15,000 Let’s Play Community Construction Grant that will be used to help build the playground at the Howard Warner Community Center in Newnan. Hundreds of children are expected to benefit from the new playground, and many businesses, civic groups and individuals throughout Coweta County helped raised the $70,000 that was needed for the project. Among those most eager to see the KaBOOM! grant come to fruition in the building of the new playground is City of Newnan Mayor Pro Tem Cynthia Jenkins, who has been heavily involved with efforts to bring the new community center to life in Newnan’s historic Chalk Level neighborhood. “I am very excited about the addition of the playground to the Howard Warner Community Center campus,” Jenkins said. “There was once a playground in the same location. This project restores that community amenity. I’m so happy with the way our community came together from all walks of life, all parts of our community and businesses to build this place to play, to learn, to have family time and foster community. It will be a wonderful asset again for the Boys and Girls Club, other users of the center and the community at large.” The KaBOOM! grant is part of Let’s Play, an initiative by DPS to provide kids and families with the tools, places and inspiration to make active play a daily priority. Unstructured, child-directed play has proven to help kids develop physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually, yet today’s kids have less time and fewer opportunities to play than any previous generation. As a result of Let’s Play grants and projects, more than 6.5 million kids will benefit from new or improved playgrounds around the nation by the end of 2020.
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Jimmy C. Kelley, owner firstname.lastname@example.org 55 Longwood Lane, Newnan, GA 30263
David J. Heinsch, M.D., received his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia, followed by his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Campbell Clinic and the University of Tennessee. Heinsch also trained in a foot and ankle surgery fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. He specializes in many surgical and nonsurgical treatments of the foot, ankle, and lower extremity, such as Achilles tendon repair, hindfoot and ankle fusions, total ankle replacement, and fracture care. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, and The American Orthopaedic Association.
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When Dr. Heinsch is not seeing patients, he enjoys running, biking, swimming, cooking, cheering for Atlanta sports teams, and spending time with his family.
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5th annual Abby’s
Angels Foundation Rainbow Run … Family Fun Day … April 21 New this year … On Site Abby’s Closet … will be accepting donations of school supplies. Traditional Carnival Games (free of charge) Distracted Driver Simulator - from Grady Injury Prevention Program Photo Booth Meet us under the rainbow at Coweta County Fairgrounds … join us as we honor Abby’s life-giving gifts and learn about the importance of organ donation. Bring your family and friends for a non-timed 5K color run, then enjoy the family-friendly activities after the race.
Onsite Registeration begins at 7 a.m. The event begins at 9 a.m., followed by the National Anthem and Invocation. The Rainbow Run will start after, followed by music, food, and activities until 12:30 p.m.!
And Back Again … Magician - Ken Scott @ 11:00 a.m.
H Food H DJ H Inflatables Donate Life UGA / Life Link Raffle Items … Tickets $1.00 each American Girl Dolls Fish Tank H Fishing Poles Bicycles … and much more!
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April Trends and Trendsetters Each month we cover some of the hot trends from health and wellness, fashion and style, business or even tapping into your creative side.
(Corby is known to many as a Power Shopper, the Little Black Dress and a life stylist. She’s crazy about shoes, clothes, accessories, and of course leopard prints. She loves writing, speaking, ministering, life coaching and and being with friends, Winters and the SONs of Thunder.)
The Chic Industrial Vibe The industrial look is revolutionizing home decor. Everything from cast iron, metal piping, steel tables and raw unfinished wood are available right here in our local shops and are one-of-kind pieces. This chic look may not be for everyone, but it is becoming increasingly popular.
Circa Antiques & Coffee House
The Good Junk Company in Senoia has old metal cabinets, metal cubbies and even a coffee table made from a horse trough. My favorite piece in the store is a large 3 by 6 foot island made by BB and her husband. Circa Antiques and Coffee House in Tyrone offers many wonderful items perfect for your home or office. As Lisa Lytle likes to say, they are “home ready.” She also has some industrial raw and old classic looking pieces of furniture. Marilyn Bailey's Juliana’s Furniture Galleries of Newnan carry many industrial light fixtures which are stunning and make a huge statement in your home. They even have Edison-style vintage light bulbs. Lori Duncan over at Blue Fern Merchant has a super coffee table made out of this old railroad piece and is totally worth checking out in downtown Newnan. The industrial look has a much more personal impact on my friend, Beth Hutchinson Tripp. She has an incredible one-of-a-kind industrial piece with an awesome legacy. Beth’s parents, Jimmy and Jane Hutchinson, owned the unforgettable Hutchinson Hardware in Senoia for years. Beth loved this cool piece in the back of the store that held bolts and was painted green. So when Beth was 12 years old she asked her father if she could have it one day. Well, that day came. Beth had the green paint striped off. Each drawer is stamped with the size of the bolts and is imprinted on the drawers. Beth savors most that each time she opens the draws the smell transcends her back to treasured memories with her father. So if you are up for something different, check out our friends above and make sure and tell them The Paper and The Shopper sent you.
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"Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love." ~ Nate Berkus
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not suggest them for a serious interview either. Just because something is “in” doesn't make it right for everyone. I love a classic, sophisticated french manicure.
help me clean. He also got me gift certificates at Christmas for a home organizer. This was a precious gift from a loving husband to help out an overwhelmed wife.
The other day I met some precious young ladies from College Park and these young ladies were rocking great nails. I was lucky their daddy let me take a pic of their nails. And I got these teens’ opinions about nail color and the type of nails to try. They agreed with me that black was a no for me. Of course I knew that but it was fun to hear them agree.
I am blessed to have Rosa and Allan in my life who have helped me keep my home and yard in order. And their gifts is just that, a precious gift to me and also to Winters. And their gift is anything but menial to me. These precious people have the gift of keeping your life in tip top order so you can focus on your gifts. House cleaning just isn’t my gift. I wish I was a better housekeeper, but I’m just not. I am not proud of it and I share this hoping that others with the same problems will realize they are not alone. Never be afraid to ask for help in whatever area you need.
The gift of domesticity
Fingernails that make you stand out I love beautiful long nails. I have since I was six years old. I also adore horses. Now, there is a connection there. I used to bite my nails but one day my dad said if I stopped biting my nails, he would buy me a horse. I stopped right then. He kept his word and not long afterward, I got my horse. Nails make your hands look longer and more elegant. Now there are all kinds of nail options from articlic, gel, dip, silk and even just a nice manicure. There are nail salons all over our area where you can invest in having beautiful nails. I do love those quick glue ones if I have an event coming up and need fabulous nails in a hurry. As far as color, I am not personally fond of black, bright blue or green. I certainly would
For centuries people have hired others to help them take care of their homes. These people have held many different titles; some with great respect and others no so much. The names range from servants, maids, help, housekeepers and more. How these individuals have been treated and cared for has not always been with kind and high regard. The definition of the word domestic is “someone who does menial tasks around our home.” Wow! Are you kidding me? … menial … really? That so upsets me and I also believe it is highly demeaning and insulting to those who help us hold our households and lives together. I know what I do well and I also know what I do not. I can rip out a fireplace and rebuild it. I can paint shutters on a ladder 24 feet high. I can lay flooring, counsel women, help others grow their business and set goals for their lives and help them fulfill their dreams. But I cannot sort socks to save my life and John Winters has often found me buried under a mound of laundry. So because he loves me so much and loves a organized home one year he paid this dear woman to come and
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From Coweta County Schools Press Release
The Newnan Chapter of Continental Societies, Inc., made a donation to the Coweta County School System and Coweta County DFCS to benefit foster children enrolling in school. Members of the chapter delivered personal care bags to both organizations in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention month in April. The personal care bags will be provided to youth initially entering foster care through the local DFCS Office as well as those youth enrolling in the district from other counties at the school system’s Central Registration Center. Currently, CCSS foster care children and youth receive supportive services through the Foster Care Program (FCP) which derived from the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA). FCP focuses on school access, improved educational outcomes, and enhanced academic stabil-
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Progressive Heating and Air Conditioning of Newnan was recently named a recipient of the prestigious 2017 President’s Award from Carrier. The President’s Award from Carrier provides recognition for outstanding dealers in the heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) industry. Dealers were honored at a ceremony held in Orlando, Fla., on March 9. It’s the second major award Progressive Heating and Air Conditioning has earned in a month. On March 4, the National Comfort Institute, Inc. (NCI) named Progressive Heating and Air Conditioning of Newnan as its Large Contractor of the Year. “The 2018 Carrier President’s Award winners have demonstrated excellence in providing customers with outstanding service as ambassadors of our industry,” said Samantha Brazie, Sales and Operations Manager of Progressive Heating and Air. “TheEntire award further establishes these compacontents must go. nies as best in class and serves as an example to all Carrier dealers of how HVAC businesses can thrive in any region.” The President’s Award is one of Carrier’s highest honors for its dealers and is given to Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers who achieve excellence in product promotions and delivered superior customer satisfaction. Recipients of this award represent the very best in operational excellence, business effectiveness and delivering cutting-edge technology to consumers.
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Pictured (left to right) are front row, Continental Society member Priscilla Lee, Coweta School System Assistant Superintendent Marc Guy, Coweta County DFCS Director Gretchen Cleveland, School Superintendent Steve Barker, Melvinor Kendrick, Linda Dixon, and Tawwanda Withers; back row Estella Connally, Gracie Cannon-Rease, School System Court Liaison/Foster Care Program Mary Phillips-Cousins, Education Support Monitor-Region 4 Makeba Dunson, Director of Federal Programs and Title I Melissa Wimbish, and school system registrar Patricia Wilson.
ity for children and youth in foster care. An FCP Coordinator works closely with child welfare agencies as well as other community agencies to ensure that every foster care student has an opportunity to experience success. “The Coweta County
School System is committed to student success and will continue to work toward strengthening strong, authentic collaborative partnerships and community engagement to support all children and youth, including those in foster care,” said Dr. Mary Cousins, of
the school system’s Student Support Services department. “With this level of collaboration, foster care children and youth will achieve more in school and experience greater opportunity to support learning despite the challenges they face.”
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Mondays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Central Community Center, 85 Literary Lane, next to Central Library / soccer fields.
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Thursdays @ Sargent’s Panther Creek Community Center
Various activities are planned for each week including board games, crafts and light refreshments are served, according to Patricia Hood who coordinates the programs at each of the centers. In addition, one meeting each month is set aside for a covered dish lunch with a program or speaker. Several day trips for those interested are also planned periodically throughout the year. For more info on any of the Senior Programs contact Patricia Hood at 770.252.6429 __________________________________
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MLS #8170512 WEST POINT LAKE – DEEP WATER 2 acre lot on Wehakee Creek. Hardwood hill with panoramic views. Easy access to LaGrange and I-85. Fish, boat or ski in your backyard! Just 89,900. (Frank)
MLS #8166021 RUSTIC 4BR/3BA CHALET on 35.62 open & wded acs w/1.5 ac pond on Smokey Rd & approx. 12 acs open-ideal for pasture. Plus 1BR/1BA guest house w/sep kit & ba, driveway paved, new roof & flooring. Main kit needs appliances & Mstr BA needs fixtures. All await you to finish as you choose. $495,000. (Frank)
MLS #8305346 STATELY BRICK HOME ON FINISHED BASEMENT ON 37+/- ACS Foyer entrance w/wide staircase, hardwd flrs, family rm w/ brick f/p, separate DR, updated kitchen overlooking backyard & acreage. Spacious master BR w/reading or office area. Regulation size basketball court. $495,000 (Frank/Jess)
MLS #8241901 CUSTOM BRICK LAKE FRONT HOME ON 3+ acs w/hardwds. Solarium & breakfast rm, large deck, patio & dock. Kitchen w/walnut cabinets, grill cooktop, granite c’tops, ss appliances. Cathedral ceiling in den & f/p w/gas logs, formal DR. Master upstairs. Bsmt. $299,900. (Jess/Alyson)
MLS #8355792 BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA W/FENCED BACKYD in choice Northgate location. Fresh paint. Spacious LR w/high ceilings & fplc. Tiled kit w/deep cabinets & granite counters. MBA w/garden tub, sep shower & tiled flr. 2 BR’s u/s w/shared BA. Screen breezeway w/Bose sound system. $219,900 (Jess)
MLS #8356195 SUPERB BRICK OFFICE BLDG IN CHOICE HWY 34 LOCATION. Very high traffic count. Easy access to I-85! Second office area downstairs w/own entrance. Could be leased as separate office. Outbuilding. Pond located on back of property. $499,900 (Jess/ Frank)
87+/- ACS ON TERRELL RD & PERDUE RD IN MERIWETHER! Timber cut in 2016. Some hardwd remain. Stream & possible lakesite. 823’+/- frontage on Terrell Rd & 1214’+/- frontage on Perdue Rd. Currently under CUVA for tax purposes. $1950/per acre. Frank. _________________________________________________________ RARE OPPORTUNITY IN NEWNAN, GA. Buildable lot with easy access to Newnan, Hwy 16 W and Franklin Hwy. Home on property in need of repair can be torn down to build on. Property sold “as-is” with no repairs made by seller. $15,000. (Frank/Jess) _________________________________________________________ 509+/- WOODED ACRES. Ideal for development. Zoned industrial in Grantville city limits. Long rail frontage. Owners are Brokers. $12,500/ac. (Frank/Chip) _________________________________________________________ 28 BUILDING LOTS in Downtown Hogansville with all utilities. Just $9500 per Lot. (FRANK) _________________________________________________________
MLS #8327258 SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT, BRICK TWO STORY ON FULL BSMT IN CHOICE ARBOR SPRINGS! 4BR/4.5BA. Deck overlooks lake. Fenced bkyd. Hardwds on main. Formal LR, w/fplc. DR w/butler’s pantry. Kit w/bfast rm & ss appliances. $699,900. (Jess/Frank)
MLS #8303235 BEAUTIFUL CA 1886 HISTORIC VICTORIAN STYLE 2 STORY HOME on lrg lot in downtown Greenville. Wrap around front porch, 9’+ ceilings. 13x18 rms. Crown molding. Original heart pine flrs in great condition! Sep DR w/built-in china cabinet. 2 lrg greatrms! Price Reduced to $146,900. (Frank/Jess)
MLS #8327961 SENOIA AREA! COUNTRY 5BR/3BA ON 7+/- ACS W/PVT STOCKED POND. Updated Kit w/double oven & granite ctops. Downstairs & upstairs Master Suites! LR w/masonry f/p. Formal DR. Hardwd flrs. Reduced to $379,900. Sold ‘as is’. (Frank)
MLS #8254594 ATTENTION HANDY MEN! Aluminum siding home needs repair but could be a good investment. 3 BR, 1 1/2 BA, living rm, kitchen & den. Partial chainlink fenced yard. Off street parking on west side of house. Needs work but sold ‘as is’. $29,900. (Frank)
CIRCA 1932 ERA BUNGALOW w/3 BR, full bath, living room, dining room & kitchen. Laundry connections are off the back porch. Front porch w/awnings. $39,900. (Frank)
MLS #8360180 WELL BUILT FOUR SIDED BRICK RANCH ON QUIET CUL-DE-SAC with newer roof, central heat and a/c, double pane windows and paved carport, living room. formal dining room, spacious den, 3 bedrooms, full updated bath, storage building. $149,900! (Frank/Jess)
MLS #8187572 STUNNING EUROPEAN 1.5 STORY w/ full bsmt on White Oak Golf Course. Spectacular views! 400+/- S/F Deck. Circular driveway. 2 story mstr suite w/loft! Granite c’tops in kitchen & baths. Theatre rm & sunrm w/ wet bar. Price Reduced to $429,900. (Frank/Jess)
MLS #8268350 RECENTLY RENOVATED & well maintained home in choice North Fayette location w/easy access to PTC, airport & Atlanta. Fenced bkyd w/deck/patio/garden area. New 4T a/c unit. Foyer entrance, Sep DR, Chef’s kit, open floor plan to LR. Loft area upstairs w/vaulted ceiling. Reduced to $369,900 (Jess)
13 CHOICE BUILDING LOTS in Grantville in Bohannon Woods. Easy access to I-85, Atlanta, Newnan, LaGrange & Columbus. Covenants & Restrictions in file. $12,000/lot. Frank _________________________________________________________ 11.12+/- WOODED ACRES. Ideal for homesite or development. Estate sized tract for family compound or use. Lots of deer and turkey. Close to Newnan and schools. $83,400. (Frank/Chip) _________________________________________________________ 2 SPACIOUS VACANT LOTS in West Coweta on East Coggins Road. Easy access to Newnan, Franklin or Carrollton. Sold ‘as is’. $29,000/lot. Frank _________________________________________________________ 2 WOODED VACANT LOTS IN NORTH COWETA CO. New shopping nearby. Subject to covenants/restrictions of Chandlers Run Subdivision. $19,500/each. Frank _________________________________________________________ NICE BUILDING LOT, with stream, close to Elm Street school and downtown Newnan. $35,000. Frank _________________________________________________________
MLS #8349485 RARE FIND & OPPORTUNITY IN NORTH NEWNAN! Ideal for residential development. 32+/- Acs w/2 ponds . Extensive rd frontage on Hwy 29N & Old Atlanta Hwy. Potential Commercial Development. Near Newnan Country Club & easy I-85 access. $899,900. (Jess/Frank)
MLS #7583285 TREMENDOUS 6 BR, 5 1/2 BA BRICK & VINYL 2 STORY on 13.28 open & wooded acs in North Coweta! 24x60 BARN, Small Pond. 1 BR/1 BA IN-LAW SUITE, 2 BR/1 BA APT. Laundry chute. A lot of house & land for the money! $364,900. (Frank)
MLS #8352932 BRICK RANCH W/CIRCLE DR IN LAKE REDWINE! 3 BR/3 BA. Foyer w/transoms/ chandelier. High ceilings. Lg LR w/wood burning f/p. Kit w/lg Corian island. Bkfst area. Master BR w/custom ceilings & lg walk-in closet. MBA w/dbl vanity, jacuzzi tub & sep shower. 3 car garage $419,900 (Jess)
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Try a new springtime pasta salad Who doesn’t love pasta? Whether it’s in macaroni and cheese, spaghetti and meatballs, or a favorite lasagna recipe, pasta is as American as … Well, let me rephrase that. While we often associate pasta with Italy, the National Pasta Association (NPA) in Washington, DC, says that pasta “is believed to have existed in some form in ancient China and Greece,” and there is evidence of pasta dishes appearing in Italian cookbooks of the early 1200s. The association also notes, “In 1789, Thomas Jefferson brought the first ‘macaroni’ maker to America after visiting Europe as an ambassador to France. This inspired Jefferson to design a machine with instructions for making pasta.” Bless you, Thomas Jefferson, because I happily include “pasta” on my list of favorite foods. Pasta sometimes gets a bad rap because of the carbohydrates, but perhaps it shouldn’t. At the 2017 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Chicago, a new study was presented which found that “the diets of adults who eat pasta are associated with higher daily consumption of total vegetables than the diets of non-pasta-eaters. The increased vegetable intake referred specifically to red and orange vegetables, such as tomatoes and peppers.”
I found that interesting since one of my favorite spring recipes is a pasta salad that happens to include red bell peppers, so maybe that study was on to something! Now I realize people eat pasta salad year-round these days, but not me. I don’t want a cold salad in cold weather. When the temperature warms up a bit, though, I’m reaching for my cookbooks and revisiting the recipes that I tuck away until around Easter each year. And that includes this recipe I found in a cookbook sent to me by one of my blog readers a few years ago. “Sarah in Mississippi” was one of the “ladies who lunch” at a place called the Glass Slipper in Fort Walton Beach, which has since closed. But luckily for me, Sarah shared a cookbook of their favorite recipes, and this pasta salad recipe caught my eye because of its curry powder and cashews. It’s also pretty! And for springtime entertaining, what could be easier that dishing up a new pasta salad? Try this one and let me know what you think!
Cashew-Curry-Chicken Pasta Salad
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Coweta County Real Estate Market Update With the first quarter of 2018 winding down, I thought it would be a good time for an update on the real estate market in Coweta County. As has been the trend for quite a while now, the listing inventory is very low and buyer demand continues to grow. As of March 27th, there are 596 detached homes for sale in Coweta County, per Georgia MLS (GAMLS). So far in 2018, there have been 517 homes sold on the GAMLS. The average days on market for a sold listing is 60 days. That gives us about a 3.2 month supply of listings for buyers. Listings are closing for an average of 98% of the asking price. The average sales price, in Coweta, for February of 2018 was $254,611. Of the 517 homes sold this year, only five were above $600,000 and none were above $1,000,000. The Newnan Boys & Girls Club hosted their annual Bob and Millie Coggin Oratorical Program on March 29 at the First Baptist Church Warehouse. This program is designed to inspire today’s youth to motivate and inform others through the art of public speaking. It provides young people with the opportunity to express their views on a pre-assigned topic. This year’s first place winner in the elementary division went to Ameerah Stampley, second place went to Cedric Nicholson, and placing third was Marisol Hernandez. In the Middle School division, first place went to Ansleigh Mahone, second place to Joshua Davison, and third place went to Makel Godfrey. Representing the high school division in first place was Justin Wallace. In attendance were Coweta County Board of Education members, Newnan/Coweta Boys & Girls Club board members, parents and volunteers. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Coggin were recognized for their outstanding commitment and sponsorship of the Bob and Millie Coggin Oratorical Program and many other Club activities. Currently, the Newnan/Coweta Boys & Girls Clubs serves roughly 100 kids each day providing an environment where youth feel safe and secure to dream, discover and develop their potential. The organization is continually working to ensure that all the youth it serves are graduating on time, living healthy lifestyles, and giving back to their communities. To find out more about the clubs and learn how you can get involved, visit http://www.bgcma.org/club/newnan/
New construction continues to boom. Of the 596 active listings, 206 are new construction. Of the 206 new construction listings, 166 are between a $200,000 and $500,000 list price. However, there is still a high demand for more new construction and more listings. It has become common for your buyer to encounter multiple offer situations when looking for homes and making an offers. This is especially common for listings under $300,000. Coweta is a highly competitive real estate environment for buyers right now. This is great for sellers. It is not uncommon, for a seller to receive more than asking price for their home, in certain price ranges, in today’s market. There have been several new construction projects submitted, in 2018, to Coweta County Planning and Zoning for review. Those project locations include areas such as Gordon Rd, Eastside School Rd, Palmetto-Tyrone Rd, Gray Girls and Rowe Rd, Smokey Rd, Tommy Lee Cook Rd, Old Hwy 85 and Rockhouse Rd. Home Values have increased significantly since 2017. In February of 2017, the average list price was $250,970, per GAMLS. The average sold price was $245,501. In February of 2018, the average list price was $258,494 and the average sold price was $254,611. As of March 27th, there are 458 single family detached homes under contract in Coweta County. Despite interest rates being expected to rise this year, I do not see these trends slowing down in Coweta County. Land, commercial and especially industrial markets, are also strong right now. It is a historically great time for Coweta County Real Estate. (Jess Barron is an Associate Broker with Lindseys, Inc. Realtors and President of the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors.)
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Q. How can I protect my home from termite damage?
Termites cost Georgia homeowners tens of millions of dollars each year to repair and treat infested structures. This is peak season for termite swarms, so chances are, you may see a termite swarm if you haven’t already. Subterranean termites are the most common wood-destroying insects in the Southeastern U.S. They are a normal part of soil around buildings in our area and can be found in most any suburban yard in the Southeast. Whether or not a home is susceptible to a termite infestation depends on a variety of factors though including construction type, home maintenance, landscaping, and perhaps conditions in and around the structure that favor the activity, growth and survival of termites. Subterranean termites are soft-bodied insects that dehydrate easily, so they must have access to a moisture source. They usually find that moisture by maintaining contact with the soil, but they can also find it in a variety of above ground sources like leaky roofs, water trapped or wicked into exterior walls, rain gutters, and condensation. They will also eat nearly anything that contains cellulose including wood products, books, paper, boxes, paneling, the paper on drywall, wood cabinets, etc. They also prefer softwoods, like pine, over hardwoods and softwoods are often used as structural wall studs, sill plates, joists, and headers in homes. So how can you protect your home from termite damage? You should contact a licensed termite control company for an inspection. To find out if a company is licensed, you can call the Georgia Department of Agriculture at 404-656-3641. Although it may be tempting to consider treating for termites yourself, it is best to leave it to the professionals. The knowledge, treatment techniques, products, and equipment needed to get rid of termites hiding in a home or building depend on the skilled practice and understanding from an experienced professional. Finally, termite control companies offer two types of contracts - 1.) retreatment of a recurring problem, 2.) retreatment of a recurring problem and some or all of the repair costs associated with new termite damage. Only the second type of contract will pay for repair of damages to a structure caused by subterranean termites. Inspections are the cornerstone of the difficult process of termite management, so it is advisable to have an annual termite inspection. If you find what you think could be termites or are told that you have termites, you can bring a sample to the Coweta County Extension office for positive identification. Photo credit: Sharon Dowdy, UGA Cooperative Extension. For more information, call 770-254-2620 and ask for the publication, “Termite Control Services: Information for the Georgia Property Owner”. The University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences is an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization.
The 6th Annual RACE for the Orphans 5K Saturday, May 5, 2018 Coweta County Fairgrounds Tot Trot begins at 8:15 AM • 1 Mile Fun Run begins at 8:30 AM 5K begins at 9:00 AM (USATF certified/Peachtree Road Race qualifier) Runners and walkers of all ages welcome All proceeds from the RACE go to area adopting families. Visit www.racefortheorphans.org for more information and to register. Contact Kelly Preston, RACE Director, at email@example.com or 770-310-8222 for more information.
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Progressive earns 2nd national award in less than a month From Special Reports
Progressive Heating and Air Conditioning of Newnan was recently named a recipient of the prestigious 2017 President’s Award from Carrier.
Recipients of this award represent the very best in operational excellence, business effectiveness and delivering cutting-edge technology to consumers.
The President’s Award from Carrier provides recognition for outstanding dealers in the heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) industry. Dealers were honored at a ceremony held in Orlando, Fla., on March 9.
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Local Restaurants Offer Free Food On Your Birthday for members, plus a free dessert every week for a month with the purchase of a regular priced meal. Members must be 13 years of age or older.
Your birthday is a special time of year, and local restaurants want to help you celebrate with free food. Sign up for membership and rewards programs at select restaurants, and you can enjoy free entrees, desserts and more. Here are some places where you can get free food on your birthday:
Firehouse Subs: Free Sub The Firehouse Rewards program at Firehouse Subs offers members a free medium birthday sub. Sign up for the Firehouse Rewards program at www.firehousesubs.com. The program also offers a free large drink with a sub purchase when members join and the opportunity to earn points that can be redeemed for free subs and meal upgrades. Red Robin: Free Burger Get a free gourmet burger or chicken sandwich on your birthday by signing up for the Red Robin Royalty program. Visit www.redrobin.com to sign up for the Red Robin Royalty program, which also offers $20 toward your sixth visit when you visit five times in the first five weeks of membership and purchase a burger, entrée, fullsized salad or sandwich. Ruby Tuesday: Free Burger or Garden Bar Entrée With Ruby Tuesday’s So Connected membership program, get either one free
burger or a free garden bar entrée on your birthday, each up to $11 in menu value. Sign up for the So Connected membership program at www.rubytuesday.com. Members also get a free appetizer up to $10 with the purchase of one adult entrée when they join the program, plus exclusive updates and promotional offers. IHOP: Free Meal Members of IHOP’s Pancake Revolution E-Club will receive a free meal every year on their birthday. Sign up at www.ihop. com. Members also get a free meal when they sign up, special offers and more. To join, customers must be 13 years of age or older. Captain D’s: Free Meal By joining the D’s Club at Captain D’s, members get a free meal on their birthday. They can choose from either a two-piece fish meal or a grilled tilapia meal. Valid ID is required. Sign up for the D’s Club at www.captainds.com. The program also offers special coupons and exclusive deals
Maggiano’s Little Italy: $10 Off Meal To celebrate your birthday, Maggiano’s Little Italy is giving members of the Maggiano’s E-Club a coupon for $10 off the price of their birthday meal. A minimum purchase of $30 is required, excluding alcoholic beverages. Dine-in only. Sign up for the Maggiano’s E-Club at the website: www.maggianos.com. The membership program also provides exclusive offers, new dish updates, local event announcements and more. Applebee’s: Free Gift Join Applebee’s Email Club and receive a free gift on your birthday. The email club also provides customers with exclusive email deals and offers from Applebee’s. Sign up at www.applebees.com. Members must be 13 years of age or older. Chili’s: Free Dessert Members of the My Chili’s Rewards Program get a free dessert on their birthday. Sign up at www.chilis.com. They will also receive free chips and salsa or a non-alcoholic beverage on every visit, as well as personalized rewards, such as free kids’ meals, appetizers, desserts and more.
Red Lobster: Free Birthday Offer Sign up to receive Red Lobster’s Fresh Catch News via email, and you’ll get a surprise birthday offer from Red Lobster. Register at www.redlobster.com and also get special savings and special occasion reminders.
Baskin-Robbins: Free Scoop of Ice Cream Sign up for a Baskin-Robbins account and get a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday, in addition to other special discounts and personalized offers all year long. Register at www.baskinrobbins. com. Also, join Baskin-Robbins’ text club to get deals, promotions and updates sent directly to your phone. When customers download the Baskin-Robbins mobile app, they will receive a free regular scoop of ice cream and access to special deals. Cold Stone Creamery: Buy One, Get One Free Creation Coupon Join Cold Stone Creamery’s My Stone Cold Club Rewards program and receive a Buy One, Get One Free Creation Coupon via email for your birthday. Members also receive a Buy One, Get One Free Creation Coupon when they first sign up for the rewards program at www.coldstonecreamery.com. They also get exclusive, memberonly offers, opportunities to receive prizes throughout the year and a sneak peek at new products and promotions.
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Sales is more than having a technique I helped conduct a training seminar the other day for a network of radio stations that covers multiple states. My friend and I provided the majority of the training. We agreed my friend would offer all the techniques necessary for our topic. I would cover the “real” challenges of our topic; the down to earth, nitty-gritty challenges. In sales, technique is vital. Every effective sales process must have a system. More often than not, basic sales techniques are not industry specific. There is prospecting, calling for the appointment, needs analysis, research and proposal, overcome objectives, ask for the order, fulfillment, and then the all-important follow-up and relationship maintenance. The “real” side of the sale process involves the sales person’s diligence, attitude and awareness of self-worth. Most sales managers love to provide training on systems and standards. Some rarely delve into the psyche of the sales person; helping them properly evaluate, adapt and overcome. First, you should have due diligence to uncover everything you need to know about the customer before the first appointment. You should learn answers to questions that are common knowledge and should never be asked; such as office hours, locations, brand specific products that are offered, etc. The prospective customer should hear your knowledge and diligence in the questions you ask. Attitude is the heart of every sales person. Attitude can make or break the sale. The proper attitude can make something happen even when the product or service provided is less that the expectations of the prospect. A buyer may see the weakness of the offer, but the attitude of the sales person provides confidence and assurance. Attitude is the first key. Finally, have self-worth. Your value of yourself should be not only be in the products or service you provide. Your self-worth should be in your training, tactics and personality. Place your value in what you know about your industry and what you’ve discovered and understand about the prospect’s industry. Their negativity, bad attitude, or rudeness should never diminish your view of yourself. If your value or worth is challenged, ask yourself the tough questions. Figure it out and fix it. Visualize every tough challenge as an opportunity to improve. Hope these are a benefit. Let me know if I can help.
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One of the Best Kept Secrets in Coweta County … and YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT!
Written by: Marci Moore – MGEV Volunteer
This is Coweta County’s James E. McGuffey Nature Center and Trails at the Fairgrounds at 275 Pine Road, Newnan, Ga. 30263. This project was introduced by two Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEV) driving the rejuvenation of the trails. Pat Farmer and Dale Senko (Project Co-chairs shown above) had a dream in 2015 to make this a benefit for the citizens of Coweta County, The Boys and Girls Clubs, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and 4-H. Many scouts perform their projects here, groups have scavenger hunts, and Master Gardener volunteers put in hours and hours to make this a beautiful place for you. Currently a scout performing his Eagle Scout requirements is building a bridge as part of one of the trails. MGEVs have sponsored the Nature Trail Festival and Fall Tree Festival, as well as coordinate free trainings, presentations, and tours. This relaxing oasis is also a refuge for pollinators including bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds that can be found in the pollinator garden near the pond in the summer.
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Left Photo: Workday on the trails! L to Rt, Pat Farmer, Donna Dietz, Dale Senko, Allen Summerlin and Linda Alexander. Middle Photo: Purple Trail at the Fern Glen. The Team is planting 80 Christmas fern to add to the over 200 already on the trail. Photo on the Right – trail, outdoor classroom and overlook map. The goals of this Nature Center project are 1.) to give citizens a place to enjoy and learn about their natural surroundings, 2.) to remove invasive plants 3.) to add native species in order to restore an ecological balance and 4.) to teach citizens to identify native trees, plants and wildlife so they can use this information in their own landscapes. Another goal is to teach citizens the importance of stormwater management in their Coweta County neighborhoods. Since 2015, the MGEVs have been restoring and removing the harmful invasive plant species and replacing them with the native plants. This has been hard work for both the Master Gardener volunteers and Coweta County team. They have also added interpretive signs so visitors can recognize and learn about the plants and wildlife on the trails. Not only is it beautiful and educational, but one of the trails is handicap accessible so everyone can enjoy nature first hand. What a great place to take the children for a weekend hike or afterschool for snacks and exploring.
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The Center is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1:30 to 5:00 on Sundays. Please note the Nature Center is closed on Monday. Support the work of the Coweta County Master Gardener program and become a permanent part of the James E. McGuffey Nature Trails project by ordering a brick and creating a lasting family legacy. You can help fund the work of the Master Gardener volunteers by donating $50 for a brick engraved with your family’s name, friends, commemorate your children’s names, graduation, departed love one, or even your anniversary. You may find the brick information and order forms on www.ugaextension.org/Coweta or call 770-254-2620 for more information. Bricks are gray and include three lines of your message and will be located outside of the Nature Center along one of the trails. Your donations help support the renovation project at the Nature Center including the installation of native trees, shrubs, and plants to attract birds and wildlife.
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Zen Monkey’s News and Musings … ***** Just because you’re trash doesn’t mean you can’t do great things. It’s called “garbage can,” not “garbage can’t.” ~ Oscar the Grouch ***** “Kendra’s 2,” located at 14 Jefferson St., in downtown Newnan, has closed. The store sold women’s and teen clothing. The main store on North Court Square remains open. ***** Banana Beach Tan has reopened at one location under new ownership and management. Owners Kay and Terry Beckom have opened Banana Beach Tan at 1741 Newnan Crossing Blvd. in the Kroger Shopping Center. Two additional locations – 90 Glenda Trace (Publix Shopping Center) in Thomas Crossroads and 487 Hwy. 29 North (Little Giant Shopping Center) in Newnan have closed. ***** If you pay to see the results of an online IQ test, trust us, you have failed the test. ***** Stephen Brown is the new fire chief for the city of Newnan. Brown has spent 23 years with the Newnan Fire Department. He takes the place of David Whitley, who recently retired. Congratulations to Brown and we wish him well. ***** The “House of Burgers,” located right in front of the University of West Georgia Newnan campus, has a “closed” sign on the front door. No word on what’s going on, although there’s been some activity with people in and out frequently. ***** Local Provisions, a “one-of-a-kind culinary marketplace,” has opened at 8 Jefferson St. in downtown Newnan. The store focuses on locally grown produce and local products. ***** Irony: The Internet was originally created to save us time. ***** Mike McDonald is taking over as the new football coach at Northgate High School. It will be the school’s third coach in as many years. Kesley Dalrymple stepped down after one year, and he was preceded by Tommy Walburn, who retired in 2016. And to make it even more interesting, McDonald is the former head coach at Newnan High School. ***** If you’ve been wondering about the massive ground prep work being done down on Lower Fayetteville Road at Newnan Crossing Boulevard East, wonder no more. It’s part of the groundbreaking for the “Village Square at Newnan Crossing” development that will include greenspace, restaurants, offices, apartments and townhomes, along with other amenities like a fitness center, swimming pools and walking spaces. Developers are Novare Group along with PointOne Holdings Development and Batson-Cook Development Company. (BCDC). ***** Some magicians can walk on water. Chuck Norris can swim through land. ***** 100 Women Who Care Coweta County recently present-
ed a $10,000 donation to One Roof Ecumenical Alliance Outreach. One Roof has been helping Coweta residents since it was launched by a coalition of churches in 2007, and today individual donors have become their greatest supporters. The organization also operates the One Roof Thrift Store on Temple Avenue. The 100 Women group was started in 2016 as a Coweta-based grassroots organization that focuses on coordinating funding for charitable organizations and needs in Coweta County. The group consists of 100 women who meet quarterly, each bringing $100 in contributions to benefit the community. ***** Dr. Seuss fact: The correct way to pronounce his name is “Dr. Zoice” (rhymes with voice.) Instead, people would say (and still do) “Soose” and he got tired of correcting it. ***** Atlanta Trek, a full service bicycle shop, is set to open a new location in downtown Newnan. The company’s third store will offer sales, service and rentals, and should tie in nicely with the city’s planned LINC system, a 25-mile multi-use trail the city has started on. ***** According to The Newnan Menu, QuikTrip is planning a second location in Coweta County, this time at the corner of Poplar Road and the Newnan Crossing Boulevard. ***** Trains are just sideways elevators. ***** Hogansville residents Holland Ware and Faye HendrixWare have pledged $2 million to support construction of a new 18-bed Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU) at Piedmont Newnan Hospital. The $8.5 million expansion will increase the total number of beds at Piedmont Newnan and allow the hospital to serve more of the critically ill close to home. Upon completion, Ware and HendrixWare will have the right to name each of the patient rooms, in honor of their contribution. ***** Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Southeastern Regional Medical Center (Southeastern) welcomed more than 350 survivors from 34 states for Celebrate Life. The annual event honors survivors celebrating five or more years since beginning treatment at CTCA. During Celebrate Life, celebrants’ names are added to the “Survivor Tree” located in the hospital lobby. Each survivor is also honored with a ceremonial tree planted in his or her name to symbolize their fighting spirit and hope for years to come. ***** Northgate High School students Natalie Caylor and Spencer Thomas are Coweta County’s 2018 STAR Students. The two Northgate seniors tied for their school’s honor. Thomas chose Northgate High School AP European History teacher Lawrence Burns as his STAR Teacher, and Caylor chose Arbor Springs Elementary School REACH teacher Bobbi Deling as her STAR Teacher. ***** Psychologists are tech support for people. ***** Progressive Heating and Air Conditioning of Newnan, GA was recently named Large Contractor of the Year by National Comfort Institute, Inc. (NCI) during their
2018 annual conference in Austin, TX. The High-Performance HVAC Summit 2018, was has held from March 4-6th. This award recognizes outstanding achievement in Performance-Based Contracting*, quality workmanship, and dedication to customer service. Companies in this award category achieve more than $4 million in sales annually. ***** The Coweta Community Foundation has announced that SouthTowne Motors in Newnan has become a Colonnade Level Partner for 2018. As one of the Foundation’s Annual Partners, SouthTowne has agreed to serve as a partner for the Foundation’s four signature events: the Big Give Community Blood Drive in February, the Saturday Down South Sporting Clays and Southern Supper coming up in April, the Power of the Purse this October, and the Farm to Table dinner in November. “I have invested in the Coweta Community Foundation because I have the utmost trust in the board of directors and the direction they are moving in,” said Steve Mader, owner of Southtowne. ***** Five-year-old Newnanite “LJ” got the wish of a lifetime from Bert’s Big Adventure with the help of the Newnan Police Department. LJ, who has a chronic illness, wants to be a police officer. The NPD got him his very own uniform and motorcycle recently. He also got a police escort to the Mercedes Benz stadium. ***** Making toothpaste addictive would ensure a lot more people brushed their teeth ***** The McClendon Group, CPA, PC will be moving from its 9 West Broad Street location in Downtown Newnan of almost 30 years in the near future. Rhonda D. McClendon, owner of The McClendon Group, says the company has no plans of closing after published reports last week indicated that Atlanta Trek, a full-service bicycle shop, would move into the West Broad Street location. The McClendon Group is the oldest, continually practicing CPA firm in Newnan. ***** The late Don Nixon and his wife, Cathe, along with Steve and Marie Swope, were the honorees at the recent Golden Eagle awards dinner held by the Flint River Council of the Boy Scouts of America. ***** If you’ve got a Citibank card, don’t expect to use it at Atlanta Range and Ordnance. Owner Gary DeGeorge has banned all “Citibank US products” from the gun range. Citibank CEO Mike Corbat recently sent out new guidelines saying retailers using the cards must adhere to three rules: 1. Don’t sell guns to those who have not passed background checks. 2. Restrict the sale of firearms to those under 21 years of age. 3. Don’t sell bump stocks or high-capacity magazines. ***** Clayton Hicks, who served for more than a decade as a Newnan city councilman, is resigning. He and his family are moving to Florida, where he has accepted a senior position with a bank there. *****
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GINGERLILY FESTIVAL Local Arts & Crafts Handmade Crafts, Local Art, Food & Fun Saturday April 21st 8:00am - 5:00pm Sunday April 22nd 12:00pm - 5:00pm Faith Creek UMC 2331 Hwy. 29 N -
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Coweta-Fayette EMC crew join an international foundation effort to electrify a Bolivian village Linemen from Coweta Fayette EMC left Sunday, April 8, headed to Bolivia as part of a group of linemen representing five EMC’s in Georgia. Right of Way Supervisor Richard Davis and Journeyman Linemen Jeremy Brown will be joining 12 others from Carroll EMC, Flint Energies, Jackson EMC and Cobb EMC in San Isidro and Murmutani, Bolivia. The volunteers will work 14 days on an international electrification project. San Isidro is part of the Cochabamba department (state) located in the central part of Bolivia. It is estimated that 285,000 inhabitants live without access to electricity and about 60 percent live below the poverty level. “All the work here will be done on hooks and all the wire strung by hand,” Davis said. “There will be also be a language barrier we haven’t encountered on the other trips.” The native language is Quechua, however many can speak Spanish as well. The population works mostly in agriculture. The area is considered the “grain basket” of Bolivia. They raise cattle, hunt and fish. San Isidro and Murmutani, the communities our crews will be assisting, are located side by side and have been waiting years for access to electricity. Supporting this region and expanding their electrical network could mean a major improvement in the
sending hundreds of co-op linemen and employees abroad as volunteers.
Looking at map of Bolivia quality of life for local families. When our portion of this project is complete, 40 families will be connected to the grid. The success of this project will be due to the volunteers and sponsoring cooperatives of the Take Aim at Progress sporting clay event. The money raised during this annual competition supports the NRECA International Foundation. This year’s Take Aim at Progress event will be held on April 27. NRECA International has been working with developing countries since 1962. More than 300 electric cooperatives support the work through monetary contributions, material donation, and
“It’s very humbling,” Davis said. “This will be my third international project. We are a very spoiled nation. The people we encounter on these trips are just so gracious. It’s hard being that far away from family, but it’s worth it.” Why is it important to CFEMC to send crews to develop electricity abroad?
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“We have the means,” said Davis. Cooperatives are “all about relationships and people,” he said. “The Bolivian government has been promising them electricity for 20 years. CFEMC aims to help deliver on that promise.” Coweta Fayette EMC is a member-owned cooperative providing electricity and related services to over 80,000 consumers in Coweta, Fayette, Heard, Fulton, Clayton, Meriwether, Spalding and Troup counties.
Drive & Dine • Saturday, April 28, 2018 • 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. • Thrill Rides with Pro Drivers • Gourment Food and Live Auction Help Christian City Children’s Village rescue runaway and homeless kids before human traffickers get to them. Register to attend Drive & Dine today! Advance tickets required. Purchase tickets at www.christiancity.org/driveanddine or call 770-703-2636. Get engaged! Watch for updates on the Drive & Dine Facebook page and follow #driveanddine on Twitter and Instagram.
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Coweta Fayette EMC celebrate Lineman Appreciation Month If the power is on where you are reading this press release, you likely have a lineman to thank. Electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) across the country, including Coweta Fayette EMC, join together in April to honor the dedicated linemen who often work in challenging conditions to keep the lights on. We proudly recognize all linemen for the services they perform around the clock to keep the power flowing. According to Chris Stephens, CEO of Coweta Fayette EMC, not everyone is willing to answer the call to spend days away from home, juggle unpredictable work schedules or work long hours in the severe weather conditions. These working conditions only increase the dangers which are inherent to working with
electricity. In the past year, our linemen have answered the call in the face of Hurricane Irma and Winter Storm Benji. Both storms caused extensive damage across the entire EMC system in Georgia. “Whether they are restoring power after a major storm, or maintaining our electric system day-to-day, linemen are the heart of everything we do,” Stephens said.
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SHOPPER Calendar of Events
APRIL 18 … 3RD WEDNESDAYS Alzheimer’s Support Group meets Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the third Wednesday of every month from 2-3 p.m. at Insignia of Newnan (formerly Savannah Court). This meeting is open to the public for the caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. For more details call Susan Goodson 770.231.7159 • 27 Belt Road, Newnan
APRIL 18 … 3RD WEDNESDAYS Senior Friends Senior Friends meets the third Wednesday at the Newnan Centre from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Lunches will be provided, but reservations must be made each month. A short business meeting and then a guest speaker. For more info and location call Sharon 770.683.4758. 1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan
APRIL 19 & MAY 17 … THURSDAYS Page Turners Book Club at Central Library Central Library’s book club meets once a month to discuss the monthly selection. So, if you’re interested, grab the book and join us for an hour of fun with other bibliophiles. Ages 18 & up. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 19 - “Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI “ by David Grann Central Branch Library • 770-683-2052 85 Literary Lane, Newnan, GA 30265
APRIL 19 … 3RD THURSDAY New Dementia Caregiver Support Group Piedmont Sixty Plus Services is offering a new dementia caregiver support group in Coweta County that will meet monthly and provide emotional support and practical information to family and friends caring for those with memory loss. The group is open to anyone in the community who is a nonprofessional caregiver or family member of a person with dementia. No registration is required and there is no charge for the support groups. The group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, in the Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness Center in the Piedmont Newnan Medical Plaza next to the hospital. For questions or to learn more about sixty plus services, please call 404.605.3867 or visit piedmont.org/sixty-plus. 775 Poplar Road, Suite 340, Newnan
APRIL 19-22 … THURS.-SUN. NTC’s Blackpool and Parrish by David Blake For five millennia Harry Blackpool has been the agent for all Evil on Earth, while Rachel Parrish has represented Good. These implacable foes meet in a private club every twenty five years. With the end of the world scheduled for tomorrow at teatime, they must pass their duties to their oblivious heirs: a mild mannered physical education teacher and an aggressively Bohemian artist. Caught in the middle of their cosmic gamesmanship is an anxious club manager. As the sole representative of humanity, he may be the key to Armageddon’s outcome in this fast paced comedy of apocalyptic proportions. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Newnan Theatre Company 24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 https://www.newnantheatre.org __________________________________ APRIL 20 … FRIRDAY Newnan Unplugged Vinylite Records 7 p.m. downtown Newnan & Community Support Rally Music, Face Painting, Art Vendors, #newnanstrong t-shirts, 5 to 8 p.m. downtown Newnan
APRIL 20 & 21 … FRIDAY & SATURDAY Heard County Cattlemen’s Assoc. Rodeo Heard Co. Covered Arena 12080 Hwy. 100, Franklin, GA Gates open at 6 p.m. • Rodeo 8 p.m. Bull Riding • Team Roping • Calf Roping • Barrel Racing • Steer Wrestling • Bareback Bronc Riding
APRIL 21 … SATURDAY Bend Fall Festival at Chatt Bend Saturday, April 21, from 10 to 4 at Chattahoochee Bend State Park. You'll find Georgia arts, crafts, and foods as well as a local band There will also be a sidewalk chalk art contest for kids ages 4-8, 9-13, call to reserve your space. $5 parking. 770-254-7271. Glow in the Dark Bowling at Chatt Bend Saturday, April 21, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Chattahoochee Bend State Park . Grab your glow sticks and light bracelets and come out for family fun outdoor bowling. Bring a dim light or use glow sticks for light (no bright phone lights or flashlights, please). All ages. Cash only. $3 per person $5 parking. 770-254-7271. 425 Bob White Way, Newnan, Georgia 30263
APRIL 21 … SATURDAY Women Veterans Office to Host "It's All About Us" Conference on April 21 The GDVS Women Veterans Office will host the third conference in the “It’s All About Us” conference series for women veterans and their families on Saturday, April 21. The conference will feature panel discussions on women veterans issues, mental health, employment, and information on the benefits and resources available to Georgia’s veterans at both federal and state levels. Patsey Schreiber, Commander of VFW Post 8385, will provide keynote remarks at the event. The conference will be held at the Coweta Veterans Club from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nearly 93,000 women veterans call Georgia home. The GDVS Women Veterans Office’s mission is to provide information, advocacy, outreach, and support to Georgia’s women veterans and their families. The Women Veterans Office provides direct assistance to veterans filing benefits claims, provides counselling for military sexual trauma, and hosts programs for women veterans and their families around the state. The Women Veterans Office is also charged with providing mentorship and advocating for veterans working with Georgia’s veteran treatment courts. 130 Veterans Club Road, Newnan, GA 30263
APRIL 21 … SATURDAY Clean Up Senoia! Clean up Main, Seavy and Rockaway - volunteers needed - meet at the Welcome Center at 68 Main Street at 9 a.m.! City residents can drop off large refuse at the Ball Field starting at 8 a.m. Volunteers needed here also! Thanks for keeping Senoia clean! hosted by Enjoy Senoia, Georgia
APRIL 21 … SATURDAY Earth Day Festival Southern Conservation Trust is hosting the 11th Annual Fayette County Earth Day Festival, featuring fun, hikes, educational activities for the entire family, local vendors, as well as pet adoptions from the local shelters. Vendor spots and sponsorship opportunities still available. 9 to 1 at PTC's Line Creek Nature Center 2850 W Hwy 54. Peachtree City, GA 30269
APRIL 21 … SATURDAY Abby’s Angels Foundation Rainbow Run & Family Fun Day Share smiles and join us for the 5th annual Abby’s Angels Foundation Rainbow Run and Family Fun Day! Meet us under the rainbow April 21, at Coweta County Fairgrounds, as we say thank you to our community for your support and celebrate Abby’s life. April is also organ donation awareness month. Join us as we honor Abby’s lifegiving gifts and learn more about the importance of organ donation. Bring your family and friends for a non-timed 5K color run, then enjoy the family-friendly activities after the race. Delicious food vendors, DJ, Ken Scott performance, amazing raffle, crafts, carnival games and much more! Register to participate in the race at www.active. com or www.abbysangelsfoundation.org under EVENTS. No fee to cheer on the Rainbow Runner or for the Family Fun Day. 100% of the proceeds benefit the mission of Abby’s Closets providing school supplies to elementary, middle and high school students, our #1Life1Choice safe driving message, sponsorship of the TVOC accident avoidance driving course for young drivers, and 5 $1,000 college scholarships! Hope to see your smile April 21! 275 Pine Road, Newnan, GA 30263 __________________________________
APRIL 21-22 … SATURDAY & SUNDAY Gingerlily Festival Local Arts & Crafts Handmade Crafts, Local Art, Food & Fun Saturday, April 21st 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Sunday, April 22nd 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. 2331 HWY 29 N - Faith Creek UMC
APRIL 21-22 … SATURDAY & SUNDAY WWII Heritage Days 1940s … the music, the ration cards, Spam and Willie and Joe and much more. There’s big band music, swing dance, historic aircraft, military vehicles, antique cars and vintage fashion … at the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing Warbird Museum at Atlanta Regional Airport Falcon Field in Peachtree City. https://www.wwiidays.org __________________________________ APRIL 22 … SUNDAY Taste of Senoia The annual Taste of Senoia, hosted by the Senoia Optimist Club, is scheduled for Sunday, April 22nd, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Senoia. This major event will feature delicious food “tastes” from many of the local restaurants and shops, and it will also offer a large number of wonderful items that will be available through raffles and silent auctions. All of the funds raised will be used in supporting youth-oriented projects that the club undertakes each year. For more information about the Taste of Senoia, please contact Senoia Optimists Linda Loomis at 678-542-8735, Linda Hagler at 678-923-3563, or Phil Downey at 770-833-9242. Email email@example.com. downtown Senoia __________________________________ APRIL 22 … SUNDAY Hike for Earth Day at Chatt Bend Be one with nature on Earth Day and come on a hike with the Ranger. We will be hiking the new Bobcat trail at Trail head 1. Sunday, April 22, 1 to 3 p.m. 425 Bob White Way, Newnan, Georgia 30263
APRIL 22 & 24 & … SUNDAYS & TUESDAYS BINGO! at Coweta Veterans Club Newnan’s American Legion Post 57 hosts Bingo every Sunday at 6 p.m. and every Tuesday at 7 p.m. 5 - $100 games. Up to $1,000 Jackpot depending on number of players. $15 plays all games. Snack Bar. Smoke Free. Off of Hwy. 29N, across from A&W Nursery. Info 770.251.6949 130 Veterans Rd., Newnan
APRIL 24 … LAST TUESDAY Living with Stroke Support Group Meeting 2 to 3 p.m. HealthSouth offers a monthly stroke support group that is open to anyone in the community who has experienced a stroke including patients, caregivers, family members and friends. Physicians, therapist, dieticians and many others offer new information, guidance, resources and support to make the road to stroke recovery easier to navigate. HealthSouth, 2101 E. Newnan Crossing Blvd. Newnan or call 678-552-6253 for more information. 2101 E. Newnan Crossing Blvd., Newnan
APRIL 24, MAY 1, 8, 15, 22 & … TUESDAYS Dance for Parkinson’s 10 to 11 a.m. at Southern Arc Dance Center. One free trial, then $5 per class. The Dance for Parkinson’s program is built on the fundamental premise: professionally trained dancers are movement experts whose knowledge is useful to persons with PD. This class is an aesthetic experience that uses the elements of narrative, imagery, music and community to develop artistry and grace while addressing such PD-specific concerns as balance, flexibility, coordination, isolation and depression. Care partners are encouraged to participate at no charge. Info? Paulo Manso de Sousa at 770.683.3724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 41-A Newnan Station Dr., Newnan 30265
APRIL 26 … THURSDAY Public Safety Appreciation Luncheon Thursday, April 26 • 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. see more info on page 6 Fairgrounds Exhibit Building - New River Hall 275 Pine Road, Newnan, GA 30263
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HOPE FOR HAITI
Saturday, April 28th Event Will Start At 9:00am first come, first serve Receive an extraction or cleaning for a minimum $10 donation! All proceeds will go toward dental supplies and dental efforts through Hope for Haiti. Our office is part of a group of local dentists and hygienists who will be making a trip to Haiti in August. Your participation in our Pay It Forward Dental Day will help us care for more people in desperate need of dental care.
Wheat Family Dental Leo Wheat, DMD | Lisa Taylor, DMD | Steven Williams, DMD General Dentists 42 Market Square Road, Ste. A | Newnan Located at the main entrance of Summer Grove Subdivision
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