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Inside: Newnan’s version of MTV UnPlugged was so awesome it’s on the front page. Read all about it and check inside for more photos On the menu: No Knead Dutch Oven Bread. You can thank us later. Boys and Girls Club Oscar Night fundraiser was a big success. And we’ve got the party pics

Newnan Unplugged Strolling around downtown Newnan on a Saturday evening can be the best part of your week. The trees are luminescent from the strings of lights twirling around them and the moon seems to follow you on your night walk around the square. The doors are propped open at Vinylyte Record Store, which is also home to Browns Guitar Mill - formerly the well known Scott’s Bookstore. Inside, in the back of the room, musicians and techs are setting the stage for another monthly Newnan Unplugged concert of songwriters.

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Check out: Spring Art Walk March 23, 5-9 p.m. in downtown Newnan Stores are open, artists are painting, there’s food too. Liverpool Legends Beatles Tribute March 22, 7 p.m. Nixon Centre for the Arts Four guys doing that Beatles thing Taste of Newnan April 12, 5 - 8:30 p.m., downtown Newnan It’s food time. Just come.

After adjusting mics, monitors and doing sound checks comes the first notes from an acoustic guitar and and original songs by one of the many talented artists who love to share their stories through music. Songwriters of all levels and genres have played Newnan Unplugged. It’s a great opportunity to network and collaborate with other musicians and many times you’ll see members of bands and other local musicians stopping by to catch a song or two and to show support for their fellow songsmiths. On this particular February Newnan Unplugged night, the audience heard southern blues by James Sennett, Americana folk, blues and country by Thomas Oliver (past newspaperman now living the dream on Tybee Island), Carly Gibson’s beautiful, soulful rock, folk, and blues songs (Carly also plays a mean electric guitar), the eloquent, heartfelt tunes by young James Tyler Wallace, who has proven to be one of the very best songwriters in this area, accompanied by brother Ashton providing perfect harmony, John Mcgee who is a local favorite and writes clever,

… by Kris Youmans

award-winning tunes, and IDUS featuring the beautiful voice and perfect accompaniment of Cole Stinson and Abigail Bettis. The house was packed, the songs were drifting out into the night streets of Newnan, and it proves again that this area is a music well of talent. Vinylyte Records and Brown’s Guitar Mill have provided a perfect listening room for Newnan Unplugged mini concerts including stage, equipment, friendly hosting, and promoting. The entire community is invited to all shows and we look for families, musicians, and those strolling by to come in and hear the best local, regional, and touring artists in a casual listening room environment up-close and personal. Discover Newnan Unplugged and visit us on Facebook to see dates for upcoming shows. The next Newnan Unplugged is April 21, 2018 at 7 p.m. This is also Record Store Day - an International event encouraging folks to buy from local brick and mortar record stores. There will be live entertainment during the day, as well as Parker Crutchfield, the Kris Youmans Band and

others planned for Newnan Unplugged at 7 p.m. We thank our community for supporting the local and live music scene and the songwriters. Thank you for always being the best audience!

Newnan Unplugged photos by photographer Khristopher Martin. Look for more on page 7.

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SPRING!!! Finally here and welcomed after this dreadful winter. It’s time to get out of the house, shed the layers of clothes, enjoy the downtown Newnan Square and start thinking about spring break travel and summer vacation.

Practice your ABC’s and counting to 50 prior to boarding the plane. This will prevent you from having to ask, “Can you tell me where 5C is?” Yes ma’am 1-2-3-4-5-a-b-right here. Oh, and its written above the seat. Be attentive during the safety demonstration. How would you like to stand up in front of 100 people and do a Vanna White pantomime trying to make a yellow mask and seatbelt buckle interesting? After a mechanical delay, don’t ask, “Is this thing fixed?” We have family and friends too, so there is not much in Shreveport that would make me want to go 450 mph, seven miles up in the sky just hoping for the best. When you are flying into Atlanta and the captain announces that there is a ground stop and we will wait 30 minutes for an update, don’t tell the flight attendant you have a connection in 50 minutes. No you don’t! Ground stop means closed. And by the way, the pilots are not interested in your Weather Channel app or that you just talked to your brother in Newnan and he said it’s not raining there Thank you but we will rely on the FAA and the National Weather Service. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED flying and had a fantastic time with the passengers. I met people from all over the world and hopefully played some small part in helping them get to their destination. Sometimes, however, I did have to disengage my mouth from my wicked mind.

Whether you enjoy the beach, the mountains, theme parks or the streets of Paris, there is a good chance you might be flying somewhere. Having just retired as a flight attendant I feel it’s my duty to give you a glimpse of the airline experience from the crew’s perspective in hopes that you can avoid some of the daily mistakes passengers make every day. When you stumble down the jetway with a toddler, a stroller, a Starbucks cup and a half eaten McDonald’s bag, don’t stop in the door and ask the flight attendant, “Do you have a trash can?” Of course we have a trash can. Girls don’t fly planes. WOMEN fly planes. If one of your cockpit crew is female don’t ask the flight attendant, “Do we have a girl pilot?”

Happy flying. Just remember what your mother always told you, “Behave!” (Jim Coleman is twice retired as a financial advisor and flight attendant. A theatre geek, musician, arts administrator and preservationist, he lived a relatively obscure life until he crossed paths with Corby Winters. Jim chose Newnan as his new forever home five years ago and is dedicated to making our community the best it can be.)

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You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why? Robin Williams (comedy), George Clooney (class), Matthew McConaughey (coolness), Sean Connery (class & coolness times 20), Frank Sinatra (because he’s Frank Sinatra)

Briefly describe yourself and what you do. Currently the owner of C.S. Toggery in downtown Newnan. Prior to this, I worked 12 years in corporate with The Nielsen Company. Best piece of business advice you’ve received. The MOST dangerous phrase in the English language is, “That’s the way it’s ALWAYS been done”.

Name an as yet unfulfilled dream … Travel through Europe If you weren’t doing what you are, you would be … Serving the community as a representative or elected official Your go-to food.

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What advice would you give your younger self just starting out on their own

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Be patient and consistent. Also that unfortunately, a handshake, spoken agreement and contract are not all the same.

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MUSIC … Local & Live

It’s March in Coweta County, which brings us to the beginning of spring plans and fun events! Many of us remember music as a part of our lives growing up in the South, whether it was singing in the choir, picking on the back porch, out at a cookout, or an evening with friends at a local venue. I remember Savannah during the St. Pat’s parade being full of excitement and afterwards hearing music floating out and around you at every corner of the squares. In Newnan there will be events for all who live nearby or visit and always lots of great talent emerging on the scene. Explore music in our beautiful historic Newnan town and surrounding areas. Here’s our Local and Live Music calendar to get you started on your way to your own days and nights to remember. See you at a show soon!

THE ALAMO 19 W. Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.2526 H Thealamonewnan.com

… By Kris Youmans

March 10 … Hardy Boyd Band March 15 … Rebecca and Ray March 16 … Battlefield Collective March 17 … 2 Broke Kings with Violin player Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at The Cellar! Eat, Drink and be Irish … Remember to wear green. 2 Broke Kings features Steven Wines & Ross Childress who make every gig an adventure :-)

SUMMERGROVE GOLF CLUB 335 Summergrove Pkwy, Newnan, GA 30265 770.251.1800 www.summergrovegolf.com (look under ‘events’) March 22 … Sara Greer March 23 … Matt Lyons Project March 24 … James and Isa

March 9, 9:30 p.m. … The Wyatt Band

Friday Night Dinner and Live Music:

March 29 … Jeanine

March 10, 9:30 p.m. … Mayhaley’s Grave/ The Captain & Maybelle/Trick the Bastard

March 9 … Barefoot Nina acoustic soft rock, folk, and oldies

March 30 … Neil Cribbs at 5-8 Jacob Steifel 9-12

March 16 …Table 18

March 31st … One year anniversary party, Music from noon to close.

March 23 … The Dreamers March 30 … The Wyatt Band [ saw it in The Paper ]

classic sideshow entertainment with southern gothic swing sensations Mayhaley’s Grave

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March 16, 9 p.m. … Jess Goggans Band ‘Tribute to Janis Joplin’ well known classics and original music, Jess had a tremendous gospel music influence growing up & now giving you funky blues and soul-shakin’ groove at all her shows! March 17, 9 p.m. … St Patrick’s Day w/ II Tone Def! March 23, 9:30 p.m. … The WarsawClinic/ All The Rest/ Brightside March 24, 9:30 p.m. … KISER March 30, 9:30 p.m. … Quarter Mile Rendezvous real country and classic rock March 31, 9 p.m. … Rock Band Karaoke [ saw it in The Paper ] VINYLYTE RECORDS/BROWN’S GUITAR MILL 28 S. Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263 770.282.0237

*Mark the Calendar for Newnan Unplugged APRIL 21st along with Record Store Day details to follow…. [ saw it in The Paper ]

Every Tuesday Open Mic starts at 8 p.m. The winner performs on the following Wednesday night. Sunday Fundays start at 3 p.m. March 11 … Brittany Avery country and a dynamic voice March 18, Josh Rodgers March 25, Rachael Wilson [ saw it in The Paper ] THE CELLAR / The Bays at The Firestone 20 Jefferson Street, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.6328 H www.thecellarnewnan.com

March 8 … Kevin Lee March 9 - Michael Zair (appearing on this season’s The Voice)

*Every Wednesday 7 until 10 p.m. Jazz @ The Cellar with Neal Waulchope & Toni Byrd [ saw it in The Paper ]

RPM Full Service 15 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.1414

Open Mic Night with Blaire Morgan every Wednesday, sign up at 7:30 p.m. All sound equipment provided - food and drink specials. Live Acoustic music every Saturday & Sunday at 2 p.m. on the patio and 8 p.m. inside. [ saw it in The Paper ]

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Every Thursday at The Half Shell: Live Music starts at 6 p.m. and Appalachian oysters are 30% off. [ saw it in The Paper ]


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GRAZING HERE 2808 GA Hwy 54, Peachtree City, GA 30269 www.grazinghere.com

Right up the road in PTC is a venue that hosts many of our local Coweta County performing artists. Happy to list them as a fine contributor to the local music scene. Along with a great menu, big stage, & super sound tech, Grazing Here has proven to be a place local musicians love to play!

BRICKHOUSE NEWNAN 80 Newnan Station Dr, Newnan, GA 30265 770.683.279 March 17 … Brickhouse 8th Anniversary Celebration! Live Music all day with special menu. Thomas Tillman, Into The Further, Coach, Chuckie P, Taylor Jones &

Whether you play an instrument or just want to gather ‘round ,you can join in for a nearly 10year tradition of making music on the square -everyone welcome!

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March 9 … Kris Youmans Band Americana, country, hillbilly boogie March 10 … Head Games Tribute to Foreigner March 16 … 2 Broke Kings March 17 … GRAVITY …high energy, high powered modern day rock band-classic rock, modern day covers, & original music March 23 … Hunter Callahan favorite local singer/songwriter with his full band

Live entertainment every Friday & Saturday night. You’ll hear newcomers and veterans from all over this local area. [ saw it in The Paper ]

[ saw it in The Paper ]

Kris Youmans is originally from Savannah, GA where she was part of the River Street music scene early on and is greatly influenced by music of the southern culture. Kris’ interests are focused on local music, organizing music fundraisers, her three grown children, life on Pierce Chapel &

March 24 … Good Time Charlie All the cover tunes you grew up on, know & love

Hank the Dog who also has an ear for music!)

March 30 … Andrews Bros Dueling Pianos Contact Kris with questions, comments, suggestions or just to say you like her column krisyoumansband@gmail.com

March 31 … Six Lug Rally Southern rock, old school outlaw & rockabilly

Newnan Unplugged

… by Kris Youmans

Newnan Unplugged photos by photographer Khristopher Martin. Continued from Page 1. The next Newnan Unplugged is April 21, 2018 at 7 p.m.


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Friends of Wadsworth returning April 14

Courtenay Budd brings lineup of internationally-known artists for spring concert

The annual Friends of Wadsworth concert, hosted by the Newnan Cultural Arts Commission, returns to Newnan on April 14. Concert director and soprano Courtenay Budd continues the tradition created by auditorium namesake Charles Wadsworth as she brings a lineup of internationally-known artists for the 2018 edition. Wadsworth, who spent his early years in Newnan, grew up to become a concert pianist and to create chamber music programs at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City, in Spoleto, Italy, and at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, S.C. For over two decades with the Wadsworth and Friends concerts, he brought some of classical music’s brightest rising stars to perform on the Newnan Municipal Building stage where he once performed in recital as a young piano student. The chamber music concerts helped raise funding for the auditorium’s restoration and, in gratitude, city of Newnan officials named the hall in his honor. Now one of the young talents mentored by Wadsworth is continuing the tradition with the Friends of Wadsworth concert series. Budd also is from Newnan. Performing with Budd at the 2018 edition are returning musicians violinist Chee-Yun, flutist Angela Jones-Reus and pianist Andrew Armstrong. They will be joined by two new faces to Newnan audiences: cellist Sophie Shao and guitarist Robert Belinic. The April 14 concert will be a “mix of beautiful, rousing and heart-stirring music,” Budd said, “with a tribute to Leonard Bernstein on his 100th birthday, as well as a number of pieces with a Latin flavor.” Chee-Yun was among the young musicians Charles Wadsworth invited to perform in his hometown, and she has made several return visits to the delight of Newnan audiences. Her first public performance at age 8 was in her native Seoul, South Korea after she won the Grand Prize of the Korean Times Competition. At 13, she came to the United States and was invited to perform the Vieuxtemps Concerto No. 5 in a Young People’s Concert with the New York Philharmonic. Winner of the 1989 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the 1990 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Chee-Yun performs regularly with the world’s foremost orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, and the Toronto, Houston, Seattle, Pittsburgh and National symphony orchestras. Flutist Angela Jones-Reus also was among the artists performing in Newnan’s original Wadsworth and Friends series, and she was on stage with Wadsworth at as he was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame at Cobb Energy Centre in 2010. They played a piece he wrote for piano and flute. Pianist Andrew Armstrong has delighted audiences across Asia, Europe, Latin America, Canada, and the United States, including performances at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Grand Hall of the

Moscow Conservatory, and Warsaw’s National Philharmonic. His early 2018 schedule includes stops in Seattle, Boston and with Chamber Music Charleston before the Newnan concert. “Robert Belinic is from Croatia and will be flying from Europe to join us,” Budd said. He is also a Young Concert Artists alumnus, she noted. Young Concert Artists is the non-profit organization founded by Susan Wadsworth, wife of Charles Wadsworth, in 1961, dedicated to discovering and launching the careers of exceptional, but unknown, young musicians from all over the world. Budd said of Belinic, “I have wanted to work with him again ever since singing Villa-Lobos’ ‘Bachianas Brasileiras, Aria no. 5’ with him in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall years ago, and we will repeat it on this program.” Of cellist Sophie Shao she added, “I’ve started teaching this semester at Vassar College, where Sophie Shao is also on the faculty. I have heard her play here as well as with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Newnan will love her.” The 2018 Friends of Wadsworth Concert – The Legacy Continues is Saturday, April 14, 7:30 p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m.) at the Charles Wadsworth Auditorium, 25 Jefferson St., Newnan. Look for details soon on outlets for public ticket sales, and follow Newnan Cultural Arts Commission activities on Facebook. Photos by Steve Hill and Ellen Corker

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LOCATIONS

Local Theatres

Around Downtown

Main Street Newnan 6 First Avenue Newnan, GA 30263 770.253.8283 mainstreetnewnan.com

McRitchie-Hollie Museum 75 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA 30263 770.251.0207 newnancowetahistoricalsociety.com _______________________________

The Carnegie Library 1 LaGrange Street, Newnan • 770.683.1347 https://www.newnancarnegie.com/ The Carnegie provides a central dynamic gathering place that serves residents of all ages and backgrounds as well as community organizations, with a non-circulating reading room, children’s area, and meeting spaces enhanced by an art gallery. It seeks to be an integral part of the community by offering print and electronic materials, services, and programs to adults and children to enrich daily lives. _______________________________

Local Theatre

Spring Art Walk • Friday, March 23, 5-9 p.m. During the Art Walk, businesses extend their hours to host storefront exhibits and demonstrations curated by a variety of Newnan’s finest artists. Complimentary tastings and hors d’oeuvres will be served by some of our local businesses, as well as specials and promotions. Visitors can expect to stroll through over 30 locations and see the work of at least 40 artists, and you will find a wide variety of art styles and mediums, including: oil on canvas, engraving, pottery, photography, jewelry-making, fiber arts, performing arts and acrylics. Market Day • Saturday, April 7, 10 to 2 The market showcases a variety of handmade, homemade, and homegrown products created by local artisans, artists, and farmers. It features 50 unique booths with new vendors and one-of-akind items each month. Market favorites include: fresh locally grown produce, honey, jams and jellies, salsa, pottery, art, children’s clothing, handwoven baskets, leather products, fresh baked goods, handcrafted furniture, birdhouses, woodart, fiber-art, wreaths, floral design, and much more! The Market is open to the public, and there is no charge for admission.. _______________________________

Serenby Playhouse 9110 Selborne Lane Suite 210 Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268 770-463-1110 http://www.serenbeplayhouse.com/ Disney’s The Little Mermaid March 28-April 22 _______________________________

Southside Theatre Company

20 W Campbellton St, Fairburn, GA 30213 770-969-0956 • http://www.stgplays.com/ First Things First May 10-13 and 17-20 _______________________________

The Legacy Theatre The Legacy Theatre

24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 770.683.6282 • newnantheatre.org/ N.I.T.W.I.T.S Saturday, March 24, 8 p.m. We are the Newnan Theatre Company’s Improvisation Troupe. We perform unscripted scenes in order to improve our craft, explore theatrical relationships, and have a good time. $5 Blackpool and Parrish April 12-15, 19-22 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. _______________________________ __________________________________ Check Out Coweta County Calendar of Events

www.explorecoweta.com

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1175 Senoia Road, Suite C., Tyrone, GA., 30290 http://www.thelegacytheatre.org/

Use this link to see their calendar of events, which includes classes from the University of West Georgia: https://www.mainstreetnewnan. com/events _______________________________

Godspell Book by John-Michael Tebelak with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz An inventive and joyful musical of the Gospels. April 20 - May 13, 2018 __________________________________

Centre for Performing & Visual Arts 1523 Lower Fayettevile Rd., Newnan, GA 30265 770.254.2787 • www.thenixoncentre.net Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m. Liverpool Legends “The Complete Beatles Experience!” are four incredibly talented musicians and actors hand-picked by Louise Harrison- sister of the late George Harrison of the The Beatles. Liverpool Legends are the ONLY Beatles Tribute band ever to perform Beatles songs on a GRAMMY nominated album. Louise’s involvement in Liverpool Legends makes them the ONLY Beatles Tribute Band with a direct family link to the original Fab Four. _______________________________

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Live Music For local music, please check out Kris Youman’s column elsewhere in this edition.

Atlanta

Chattahoochee Bend State Park Chastain Park

140 W Wieuca Rd NW, Atlanta 404.233.2227 https://www. facebook.com/ chastainpark amphitheatre/

Sweetland Amphitheatre at Boyd Park 110 Smith Street, LaGrange, GA 30240 706-298-5434 http://www. sweetland.events/

Philips Arena

1 Philips Dr NW (at Centennial Olympic Park Dr) Atlanta, GA (404) 878-3000 http://philipsarena.com

The Commodores Friday, April 13 Gates open at 6:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

Harlem Globetrotters March 10 Katt Williams March 16 Romeo Santos March 18

BASEBALL

ATLANTA BRAVES

425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263

www.gastateparks.org/ChattahoocheeBend More info call: 770.254.7271 Hike and Paddle Saturday, March 10, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It’s the best time of year here at the Bend. Enjoy a 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside trail with a nice easy float down to the Day Use Area boat ramp. Boats are available to rent, or bring your own. Registration is required. $12, $30 boat rental $5 parking. Dutch Oven Delights Club Saturday, March 10, 4:30 to 6 p.m. We will come together at shelter number 1 and learn to use the Dutch Oven. Swap some recipes and share some food that you will prepare. You bring Ingredients, we bring the charcoal. Dutch ovens will be available to use for the beginners. $6 plus $5 parking.

Morris Day & the Time • April 6 gates open at 7 p.m.

Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City, GA 30269 770-631-0630 amphitheater.org/

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Outdoors

Hike and Paddle Saturday, March 24, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Get the best of both worlds here at The Bend: a 5.5-mile hike up the Riverside Trail to the boat launch where we’ll have lunch. A short instruction session to get you on your way to a nice, easy paddle back down the Chattahoochee. Boats are available to rent or bring your own. Register in advance, space is limited. Ages 10+. $12 plus $30 boat rental. $5 parking.

Monday, March 26 vs. New York Yankees (Exh.), 7:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 vs. Braves Futures (Exh.), 7:35 p.m. Thursday, March 29 vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 4:10 p.m. Friday, March 30 vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 7:35 p.m. Saturday, March 31 vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 7:10 p.m. Monday, April 2 vs. Washington Nationals, 7:35 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 vs. Washington Nationals, 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 vs. Washington Nationals, 12:10 p.m. Monday, April 16 vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 7:35 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 7:35 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 7:35 p.m. All Home Games played at SunTrust Park Ticket Prices range from $8 – $95 For info, call 404-522-7630 or visit: mlb.com/braves ______________________________ BASKETBALL

Glow In The Dark Bowling Saturday, March 24, 7-9 p.m. 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. Easter Eggcitement Saturday, March 31, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Bring your baskets and camera; 1000 candy and prize filled eggs and the Easter bunny will be here. Age groups 0-4, 5-8, 9-12. $3 for egg hunt, $3 for chalk contest. $5 parking. _______________________________

Movies

ATLANTA HAWKS

Sunday, March 11 vs. Chicago Bulls, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15 vs. Charlotte Hornets, 7:30 p.m. Fri., March 30 vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1 vs. Orlando Magic, 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 vs. Miami Heat, 7:30 p.m. Tues., April 10 vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 7:30 p.m. Home Games at Philips Arena. For ticket info, call 404-878-3000 or 866-715-1500 or visit: nba.com/hawks ______________________________

Fox Theatre

660 Peachtree St NE (at Ponce de Leon Ave NE), Atlanta 404.881.2100 http://foxtheatre.org A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder March 13-18 Disney Junior Dance Party March 24

NCG Cinemas at Fischer Crossings 55 Fischer Crossings Blvd., Sharpsburg 678-326-4460 www.ncgmovies.com

Carmike 10   87 Newnan Station Dr. Newnan 770.252.8110 https://www.carmike. com/ga/carmike10-newnan-ga

SOCCER

ATLANTA UNITED FC

Sunday, March 11 vs. D.C. United, 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7 vs. Los Angeles FC, 5 p.m.

Regal Cinemas Georgian 14 Ashley Park 237 Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan 844.462.7342 www.regmovies.com

Sunday, April 15 vs. New York City FC, 6 p.m. All Home Games played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium Ticket prices range from $25-$269 For info, call 678-420-7200 or visit www.Atlutd.com ______________________________


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TRENDS…

Each month we cover some of the hot topics from health and wellness, fashion and style, business or even tapping into your creative side.

- heading to the movies is worth every penny. Everyone will leave with a smile on their face and great memories that will last a longtime.

A library with a view

Building is booming New construction from roads, buildings to businesses and houses are popping up all over our area. You can’t get in your car and head anywhere without noticing it. Highway 29, Lower Fayetteville and Poplar Road are just some areas where growth is in full throttle. Roundabouts continue to be built and brand new roads seem to appear out of nowhere. Soon we will have a new exit at Poplar Road off of Interstate 85 for easy access to Newnan Piedmont Hospital. Needless to say, restaurants, gas stations and so much more are on their way. The economy is thriving right now and that is evident through all the business and real estate growth. That means employment opportunities too.

Movie theatre extravagance And an impromptu decision to go to the movies used to be easy. But before you grab your kids and keys, you might want to read this latest trend. Not long ago, I thought I would treat the SONS and take them and their friends to the movies. But Lordy, going to the movies today is a whole new adventure. I can’t remember the last time I went to the movies before this latest adventure. We have a great theatre system at home and really don’t see the need to go out to a theater and spends lots of money. But clearly things have changed in the 21st Century, and I had a lot to learn. Theaters are stepping up their game. No more sticky floors and chairs that flip up when you stand up. No waiting in long lines. Now you make reservations online and even reserve the seats you want. Now you can sit in big recliner chairs and actually put your feet up. You can still get your popcorn and candy. But now you can order pesto chicken on focaccia bread, or pepperoni pizza, steak sandwiches and tacos and cheese cake and much more. This is not your parents movie theater. Heck this wasn't even mine. Our kids have it good and so do we. So take it from the SONS and their friends

Libraries were always too quiet for me and I am most often too loud for them. But that said, I love them and find them inspiring. If you don’t want to get distracted from reading by household chores or just plain old life, then I highly recommend going to one of our many beautiful libraries. The Senoia library is truly amazing and one of a kind. If you want to escape then head over there. I promise you can find a peaceful place to read and renew at this library. It overlooks a lake and has a massive covered porch. It’s a great place to relax and then hit lunch at one of the great spots in town. And don’t forget all the libraries are gearing up for their spring and summer programs so check out our calendars in The Shopper to find out more. (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 being with friends, Winters and the SONs of Thunder.)


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Newnan Coweta Historical Society offers $10,000 scholarship The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society has established a new $10,000 scholarship for local students intending to pursue a college education in a history-related field.

The feeling of the committee is that the previous scholarships “did very little to attract the attention of students, guidance counselors, or parents,” they said.

NCHS has offered $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors at each local public high school for many years, but the newly-established Scholarship Committee, headed by JoAnn Ray and Gary Welden, wanted to do more to encourage the study of history.

“We feel history is an important field to have some basic knowledge about, just to be a good citizen, if nothing else,” said NCHS Executive Director W. Jeff Bishop. “History helps us understand change, and understand how the world we live in came to be.”

The new $10,000 scholarship will be available to all local students, not just those in public schools, and will be issued in increments of $1,250 each semester.

NCHS also hopes to help preserve and protect local history, and that’s nearly impossible unless people learn to appreciate it, Bishop said.

“The committee decided the historical society needs to take a position that will encourage talented students to consider a career in history-related studies and will generate enthusiasm and interest from parents, students, educators, and guidance counselors,” said Welden, who first proposed the idea to the committee. Students must be local residents and must be eligible for a high school graduation certificate or diploma. They must also intend to pursue history as a major or minor field.

“So this scholarship is really an investment in our community and its future, and part of our bid to protect and preserve its past,” Bishop said. The scholarship application is now available at the NCHS website, www. newnancowetahistoricalsociety.com. Look for it also on the NCHS Facebook page. Home school students, private and public school students, online learning students, and all other graduating seniors are invited to apply. The deadline to submit an application is April 1.

The 3rd Annual

Barbara Moore is City Hall Artist of the Month

Saturday April 14, 2018 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at

Barbara’s other hobbies include playing the Mountain Dulcimer, working in her yard, boating on Lake Redwine, and sewing seasonal costumes for eighteen inch dolls.

Team and Individual Registrations, and Southern Supper Tickets Available. Purchase online at www.cowetafoundation.org

The March artist of the month at Newnan City Hall is Barbara Moore. Barbara taught school, mainly Kindergarten, at The Heritage School in Newnan for many years. After she retired, she began painting and taking art lessons in Sharpsburg. She has had her art showcased at the Newnan and Peachtree City libraries. She has been in the Juried Art Show at the Nixon Centre, and displayed paintings at Callaway Gardens and the Clayton Gallery. Acrylics are her medium of choice and she enjoys creating peaceful outdoor scenes.

Sponsorships,

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By Larisa Mitchell

The University of West Georgia’s “The Other Night School, Spring ‘18” series has at least four more lectures in the cue. For more information https://www.westga.edu/academics/coah/ sota/featured-events.php.

(After several years in advertising and working as a librarian, Larisa now lives AND works in Newnan. She handles marketing, promoting and organizing artsrelated events, writing and other creative and business endeavors. A lover of rock music, folk art and reading, she’s always on the lookout for what’s next in the arts. She’s an empty nester who loves downtown Newnan and is in awe of the unique and talented people who make up our community.)

[ saw it in The Paper ]

Southern Arc Dance Theater is performing a benefit performance, “Color for Life,” for Southeastern Assistance in Healthcare, March 17, at 7 p.m. at the Wadsworth Auditorium. It’s a collaborative event with music by local composer and writer Dale Lyles, live music with the Centre Strings Quartet conducted by Lyn Schenbeck, and choreographed by Paulo Manso de Sousa. Proceeds helps cancer patients with non-medical bills. [ saw it in The Paper ]

Did you know that ART SAVES LIVES? If you have not visited the very cool studio Backstreet Arts on First Avenue, make a point to this spring! Study after study proves that art has a positive effect on the mind, body and soul. Backstreet Arts reaches out to anyone and everyone who may not be aware of or have access to the proven healing power of art: those who have experienced trauma, illness, or grief; veterans; at-risk teenagers; disabled adults; homeless and low-income individuals who cannot afford art classes, and anyone who wants to practice art in a comfortable, non-intimidating atmosphere.

Jonas Allen, one of the most famous artists from Haiti, has an exhibit at NCHS’ museum through the end of March. His work has shown in National Galleries. More at www.newnancowetahistoricalsociety.com and more about Jonas Allen at www.facebook.com/jonas.allen [ saw it in The Paper ]

[ saw it in The Paper ] The Nixon Centre for Performing Arts rocks on with Liverpool Legends’ “The Complete Beatles Experience.” The group is made up of four talented musicians and actors hand picked by Louise Harrison (yes, George’s sister!). Says Harrison, “These are exactly the kind of fun loving musicians my brother George would have loved to hang out with.” Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m.

It’s time! Spring Art Walk in downtown Newnan is March 23, 5-9 p.m. Spend a pleasant evening strolling the square visiting shops, sipping wine and ogling all the sumptuous art offered by dozens of artists. A pleasant, neighborly and relaxed way to enjoy art.

Catch the Friends of Wadsworth concert April 14, the annual spring event hosted by Newnan Cultural Arts Commission held at the Wadsworth Auditorium. Newnan’s amazing soprano Courtenay Budd has a lineup of internationally-known artists who will perform. Performing with Budd at the 2018 edition are returning musicians violinist Chee-Yun, flutist Angela Jones-Reus and pianist Andrew Armstrong. They will be joined by two new faces to Newnan audiences: cellist Sophie Shao and guitarist Robert Belinic. The April 14 concert will be a “mix of beautiful, rousing and heart-stirring music,” Budd said, “with a tribute to Leonard Bernstein on his 100th birthday, as well as a number of pieces with a Latin flavor.” The 2018 Friends of Wadsworth Concert – The Legacy Continues is Saturday, April 14, 7:30 p.m. (doors open 6:30 p.m.) at the Charles Wadsworth Auditorium, 25 Jefferson St., Newnan.

[ saw it in The Paper ]

[ saw it in The Paper ]

[ saw it in The Paper ]

Newnan-Coweta Historical Society’s McRitchieHollis Museum is proud to host its 4th Annual Simple Pleasures: The Nature Show Photography Competition for Spring 2018. The juried competition is comprised of dramatic images of nature featuring landscapes, wildlife, water, flowers and trees. www.simplepleasuresfoto. com The show goes up in April and ends with an awards ceremony May 12. [ saw it in The Paper ]


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INTERVIEW

Your go-to food. Pimento Cheese and chips.

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Favorite movies(s). Sophie’s Choice, Guilt by Association, The Breakfast Club, The Way We Were.

Briefly describe yourself and what you do/did. Grew up in Newnan and went to Newnan High School as did my mom, sister, brother, nieces, nephews, grandmother, and aunts. Grandmother graduated in 1919. My mom and dad were very supportive and taught me to be independent. I was a 9th grade teacher, human resources director and high school counselor. Now I work part-time at the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce.

Dogs or cats? Both. I have three dogs and seven cats. Your favorite quote and why. “With freedom comes responsibility” Name something that you are extremely glad you did or accomplished. Worked with students and went to UGA and served on the Youth Committee at Dalton, First Baptist Church.

Best piece of business advice you’ve received: Build relationships with people. If I had it to do over … I would have spent more time with my grandparents on Temple Avenue. You are going on an extended solo trip. What three albums and three books would you take? REO Speedwagon, Jersey Boys from the movie, Lionel Richie - Tuskegee Books Something I have not read. Another Agatha Christie novel. Tell us one thing about yourself that few people know I was born on my Mother’s Birthday. You are hosting a dinner party for six. What five people, living or dead, would you invite and why. Caroline Kennedy-always wanted to interview her, Aaron Rodgers with the Green Bay Packers, Kirby Smart, UGA football coach, Denzel Washington, Elvis, Joe Namath. Name an as yet unfulfilled dream. I don’t have any.

If you weren’t doing what you are, you would be … Taking classes for fun at the University of West Georgia.

What advice would you give your younger self just starting out on their own. Visit with people in careers that you think you would like and everyone needs a “go to person.”

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You may now know this but the Fair Housing Act turns 50 this year. On April 11th, 1968 the Fair Housing Act was enacted into Law. The Act prohibited discrimination based on race, color, religion and national origin. In 1974, the Fair Housing Act was amended to prohibit discrimination based on sex (National Association of Realtors). Unfortunately, the pursuit of equal housing did not come without resistance, harassment and violence. It is important to note that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated just a week before the Fair Housing Act was passed. In later years, the Fair Housing Act was amended to prohibit discrimination based on gender, disability and familiar status.

Fair Housing – Celebrating 50 Years thanks to the Fair Housing Act and its amendments through the years. As a Realtor, we are held to a code of ethics. Realtors strive to be just and fair in all our transactions.

Jess Barron

(Jess Barron is an Associate Broker with Lindseys, Inc. Realtors and President-Elect of the Newnan-Coweta Board of Realtors.)

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KWIK KARE URGENT CARE New Local Medical Facility Serving Your Emergency & Medical Needs. This may be hard to believe but for many years, where you wanted to live was not necessarily a free choice. Where you lived was often determined by the color of your skin. Builder, brokers, rental property managers, etc. would practice “steering.” This involves inducing customers to live in neighborhoods of the same race. Before fair housing, many real estate brokers and investors would convince the residents of a neighborhood that new, minority owners were moving there, in hopes of causing the property values to go down. The brokers and investors would then buy the properties at a reduced value. This is called “blockbusting.” If you see “steering” or “blockbusting” happening today, please report it. These are clear violations of the Fair Housing Act. Today, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is ran by Secretary Ben Carson and his staff. HUD and its staff are essential to fair housing. Their mission is as follows; “to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business (HUD.gov)”. HUD reports that the highest report of complaints involves discrimination based on disability (National Association of Realtors). Currently, only half the country prohibits discrimination in housing against the LGBT community (National Association of Realtors). This is likely to increase very soon. In today’s time, many people believe that we, as a country, are more divided than ever. It is important to remember those like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and what all they sacrificed to enable great things like the Fair Housing Act of 1968. The real estate practice, while not perfect, is more just than ever

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FOOD ZONE

No Knead Dutch Oven Bread Please note the title says no “kneading,” not no “needing.” And that’s because you will be needing this simple yet incredibly tasty bread recipe. There is one major downside. By not kneading, you need to let it rest for 12 to 18 hours. In other words, plan ahead and just make it the night before. The upside? Four simple ingredients and probably some of the best bread you will ever taste. There’s some science involved, which I’m really not in the mood to explain mainly because I don’t understand it myself. But I will say it involves the way the dutch oven steams the bread. Now there are, as my grandmother used to say, about a gazillion recipes out there. Here’s what Youngest SON of Thunder and I are currently playing with:

3 cups of all-purpose flour 1 and ¾ tsps of salt ½ tsp of active dry yeast 1 and ½ cups of room temperature water I told you, four simple ingredients. If you’ve been following this column, you know we have lots of cast iron cookware. All from Lodge and American made thank you very much. We first made this in a 5-quart pot, but have gone down to a 4-quart because the bread gets a little rounder and taller and not spread out as much. So, take a big bowl and mix the flour, salt and yeast together. Next, pour in the water and mix it all up with, if you are like us, a big wooden spoon. It will be a little sticky, but that’s okay. Try to get it into a nice round formation and then cover it with plastic wrap. Let sit for 12 to 18 hours. When you are ready, preheat your oven to 450 degrees. And put that dutch oven (with the lid on) in there at the same time. Again, it’s science and I don’t understand it but you want that dutch oven hot. You will notice your flour mixture has probably tripled in size. Just sprinkle a little flour on your hands and mold that mixture into a ball. Before you take out the dutch oven that’s been sitting in a 450-degree oven, grab some oven mitts or something similar. Just trust us on this one. That dutch oven will be scorching. Sprinkle a little dash of flour into the bottom of the dutch oven. Place the flour ball right in the middle. Again, please remember the dutch oven is freaking hot so watch the sides. Put the lid on the dutch oven, put said dutch oven back in the regular oven and cook for 30 minutes. Remove the lid and let it cook for another 15 minutes. Don’t forget the oven mitts - and remove the dutch oven from the regular oven. You can just flip the dutch oven over and the bread, which is now golden brown and in - hopefully - a nice ball shape, will just fall out. Let it rest a few minutes and then slice it up. You can thank me later. (John A. Winters is president of Winters Media & Publishing, Inc., which publishes The Paper. You can usually find him, his wife the Little Black Dress and their three boys known as the SONS of Thunder somewhere near the kitchen or a fire pit.)


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Everyone has their “go-to” place to eat. It might be with linen tablecloths and waiters in ties, or where you throw peanuts on the floor and carve your initials in the wooden tables. Whatever and wherever, it’s your “joint.” There are lots of these places around here, and we’re out to find them all in The Joints column. And yes, all are White Monkey approved. __________________________________ The Half Shell For those wanting to try a different kind of combo meal, you might want to visit L.A. Now since we focus on local joints, we’re not talking about Los Angeles, but rather Lower Alabama, and Wiregrass in particular. Welcome to The Half Shell, where Apalachicola oysters and hot dogs rule. Like we said, a different take on “combo meal.” You can get your dawg any old way, from Chicago to New York to Tex Mex to build your own. The buns are steamed and split down the middle, just how we like em. You can pretty much put anything on your oysters as well, or just eat them raw. You sit at a table or pony up to the bar and take a swivel stool. Also try out their crawfish and barbeque, which ranks right up there with some other joints. They have everyday specials and free Texas Hold’em on Tuesday and Saturday nights. 1690 Hwy. 34 East, Newnan (behind QuikTrip) 770-502-9911 Mon: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Tues - Sat. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Sundays Fat Boys By the time we walked out after eating, the Youngest SON of Thunder turned toward me and said, “that was the best chicken fried steak I’ve ever had.” If you know Youngest, that’s a serious statement. For my part, I had just downed a hamburger steak complete with gravy, grilled onions and grilled mushrooms that, well I have to say, ranked up there with my own. And I put my hamburger steak up against anyone. Welcome to Fat Boys, the definition of a serious bar joint. It’s also the definition of not judging a place by how it looks on the outside. Inside, it’s where cigarette smoke fills the air and there’s an ashtray on every table. The beer is cold and they can probably make about any drink provided it doesn’t require a Buddha bowl. Pull out some quarters and play on one of two tables. And the music selection and sound system aren’t too bad either. It also just happens to serve some of the best homestyle food we’ve experienced. And it’s eclectic. Besides the above, the variety runs from chicken wings and chips and queso to chicken livers, fresh pork skins and fried cauliflower. Pulled pork tacos or a chicken cordon bleu wrap. You will not leave hungry. You will leave happy and don’t be surprised if you say, “that was the best (fill in the blank) I’ve ever had.” 485 Highway 16 W, Newnan • 770-755-6909 Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday, noon to 2 a.m. Christy’s Cafe Christy’s is fast becoming the go-to place for breakfast or lunch. Christy recently relocated to a big old house on Jackson Street complete with an outdoor porch for additional seating. A favorite of locals, the food is great and prices are fair. Breakfast (until 10:30 a.m. weekdays and all day Saturday) ranges from egg breakfast plates, omelets, pancakes and French toast, skillets and egg sandwiches - and you can add all sorts of toppings to any of the above. Lunch provides an even greater range, from various Philly-style sandwiches, to gyros, cheesesteaks, hamburgers, melts and various sandwiches. No one ever leaves hungry, but everyone does leave happy. 27 Jackson St., Newnan * 770-683-7512 Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jamaican Delight Caribbean Cuisine. Don’t plan on bringing the family here. There are only two tables with two chairs each, plus two bar stools. That’s it. Here, they focus on catering and takeout. In fact, they don’t even have the full menu available for dining in. Pro tip: You need to call ahead to and let them know what you want so they can cook it up. The food is just like the name implies, Jamaican specialities like oxtail and goat, and beef and chicken patties.

Their curry and jerked chicken is out of this world. You need to order ahead to get the seafood. This is a great place that is just something completely different and one you probably didn’t know existed. And yep, it’s attached to a gas station. They don’t have a website, although you can find somewhat of a menu if you search hard enough. Do what we did when in the area, drop in and snap a photo of the menu. 2235 Hwy. 34 East, Newnan • 770-683-8646 Mon-Fri. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun. noon to 8 p.m. Mac’s Pizza and Wings If you ever find yourself roadtripping to Atlanta and want to grab some wings on the way, we’ve got the place for. And heck, if you’re driving home from working in the big city and crave some wings, it’s still the same place. Here’s what they say: “Our Southern style wings are marinated in our dry rub, then deep fried to golden perfection and drizzled in sauce.” And that pretty much sums it up. They have the regular flavors as well as Georgia Peach, Sweet Chili, Kickin’ Bourbon and White Monkey’s favorite, lemon pepper. They can make you a pizza too, with free toppings and hand tossed or thin crusts. Mac’s is located off the Collingsworth exit on Interstate 85. It’s the gas station right next to Frank’s Restaurant. 1188 Collinsworth Rd., Palmetto • 770-463-4454 Mon-Sat. 5 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.; Sun. 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mother’s Kitchen Let’s face it, any place named “Mother’s Kitchen” better live up to the name, and Newnan’s own does that and more. It is the perfect Southern cooking joint in about as relaxed an atmosphere as you can find. In other words, you are not there for the decor, but you will be greeted warmly and might even get a God bless or two. For nearly 17 years, everyone from big name politicians to bankers and construction workers have visited Mother’s for her fried or baked chicken, ham and a variety of Southern veggies. And don’t bring your gold, platinum or titanium credit card either, it’s cash or check only. If you’ve never been, just park near where you think it is and ask someone. The entrance to Mother’s is actually down an alley. 33 ½ East Broad, Newnan • 770-683-3033 Mon. to Fri. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. El Taquito Located south of downtown Newnan off I-85’s Exit 41 (Moreland), is El Taquito. You have to enter through the BP truck stop to get to where you order. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of seating. Once there, a large billboard sign highlights the menu: nachos, taco salads, tortas, flautas, tacos, asada, quesadillas, fajitas and burritos. Meat options include steak, beef tongue, beef head, tripe, sausage, fried pork and other adventurous choices. And you won’t find a fountain machine here. The Cokes are in 500 ml glass bottles, and there’s no twisting these off. Fortunately there’s a bottle opener nailed to the wall right next to the refrigerator. And it’s bottled in Mexico. 1389 Hwy 29, Newnan • 770-252-2777 Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sat: 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tomo If you are a sushi lover and are really into the Zodiac, Tomo Japanese Restaurant might just be your place. The Capricorn roll, for example, includes shrimp tempura, spicy tuna with a lobster salad on top. Let’s just say they’ve got every combination of sashimi, sushi, and hand rolls you can think of. But that’s certainly not all. Lunch and dinner includes Hibachi specials as well as Bento box smorgasbords. There’s tempura offerings and special Udon or Soba dishes. For Japanese food lovers, this restaurant, smack in the middle of the Thomas Crossings Publix stripmall, is a hidden delight. Don’t be surprised if you have to wait. 90 Glenda Trace, Suite K, Newnan • 770-254-8588 Mon - Thurs. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri - Sat. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Sunday noon - 10 p.m. CC’s Wings One does not go to CC’s to enjoy the decor. One goes there to eat some of the best chicken wings in the area. They’ve got family specials ranging from 30 wings and sides up to 70 wings and sides. Flavors include all the normal culprits, plus a few with the word “hot” associated with them. Order these at your own risk.

Those atomic levels will certainly make your head sweat, but don’t be surprised if you fingers start to blister as well. But it’s not all wings. They are well known for their fried fish deals, which includes catfish, whiting or tilapia. They’ve got family packs for those as well. Dial the number and order away. You’ll find them across the street from Hemrick’s Super Thrift 23 Franklin Road, Newnan • 770-252-2755 Mon. - Thurs. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fri & Sat. - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fabiano’s Pizzeria Any place where you can order a bowl of tater tots, and then top them with chili, onions, jalapenos and/or cheese, is just flat out going to be a great joint. And fights have been known to break out over who gets the last garlic knot. Such is Fabiano’s, right smack in downtown Newnan attached to the historic The Alamo, a former movie house and now live music bar. There are plenty of sandwiches to choose from, but Fabiano’s is best known for their pizza. It’s one of the few where you can order a “monster” slice or two. You have a slew of toppings to choose from and it’s all New York style, so don’t be bringing up talk about pies and Chicago. Totally White Monkey approved with wooden booths or tables - and kid friendly too. 19 North Court Square, Newnan • 770-683-2683 Mon - Sun: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Bee’z Eat’s Tucked in a small cluster of stores on Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd. is Bee’z Eat’s. So awesome they don’t even have a web page. You can check out their menu, which is drawn up on dry erase boards, on their Facebook photo page. Let’s just say their cheesesteak is arguably the best in town. Grown men have cried over their Mac and Cheese. Shrimp and Oyster Po’Boys the way God meant; shrimp and grits and hot dogs the length of a kid’s arm. Fried, grilled or however you want, everything on their menu is worth coming back for. Bee’z handles the cooking, while his wife Diane takes care of the front. You just have to go. 395 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd. Newnan • 678-673-6847 Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m to 8 p.m. The Mexican Store Down Hwy. 29 South are a couple of buildings housing a laundromat and a Hispanic grocery. The Mexican Store caters to all things Mexican, including a large meat section. And there’s an in-house taqueria/grill. You can get authentic Mexican dishes like carnitas, chicharrones, tacos, burritos and Mexican style beef and lamb BBQ. Great food, great price. 272 Greenville St., Newnan • 470-414-7179 Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. JR’s BBQ If you are ever down driving in the south part of the county near the Coweta County Fairgrounds, roll down your window and follow your nose. If you’ve got a hankering for “I need some BBQ NOW,” well, JR’s BBQ is right there on Pine Road. There is a massive cooker right outside, so you can’t miss it. Just run up to the trailer and ask Nat and Angie for a pulled pork sandwich, a BBQ plate, smoked sausage and other delights. You can also get Brunswick Stew by the gallon. In and out, the way a BBQ joint should be. 191 Pine Road, Newnan • 404-391-3846 Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. CASH ONLY Coweta Country Junction There are probably more chicken wing restaurants around these parts than BBQ places, which is saying something for the South. And some have more flavors than you can count. But for something completely different, you need to check out the Coweta Country Junction on Hwy. 29. You would not think a gas station/convenience store would be known for their wings. You would be wrong. Their wings are battered up and they are fried. And they are big and they are delicious. The only flavor you get is some hot sauce they provide on the side. Seriously, these are some wings. You might want to call ahead and order some to make sure they are ready for you. 1502 US-29, Newnan • 770-253-5999 Monday - Sunday


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March, kite season and a month of high winds that is sure to blow the month of April our way at long last. Be sure to save the date - March 23 - for the Spring Art Walk. I am sure that many of our Newnan artists took advantage of the many cold days to catch up on their artwork. I can hardly wait to see all the many colorful paintings and art all around the Courthouse Square. You can count on seeing Mr. Personality in bright colors as I love to meet and converse with all the many interesting people that are sure to come and enjoy the event. The treasure of the month for the Courthouse Square, the best kept secret in all of Georgia, is Lifetime Wellness Center located at 26 Perry St. The owner is Michele Feckoury and she offers a very unique approach to losing weight and keeping it off through a combination of exercise and proper diet. Michele has two highly trained professional coaches and five therapeutic toning tables. They are open by appointment only so call 770-712-9475 for a consultation. Tell them you read about them in The Paper. I hope everyone enjoyed St. Valentine’s Day on February 14 as much as I did. You may have seen me all decked out in my pink suit and brand new cape, a new addition to my wardrobe that helps prevent me from blending into the background. For the newcomers to Newnan, I would like to make a few suggestions that may enhance your visit and if you are moving to Newnan, you need to explore your new stomping ground one shop at a time and the Court-

You’re gonna love our chicken house Square is a great place to start. The Welcome Center, located inside the old Courthouse, can help you with any questions you may have about Newnan and Coweta County. Plus, they have my 2018 calendars that are one-of-a-kind. The Carnegie Library is a great source of information and has a lot to offer. It is one of my favorite places. To tell the truth, I just love the entire Courthouse Square and have since I first experienced it in 2013. The Leaf and Bean is a great place to meet interesting people. I make a new friend every time I visit that shop. That is how I ended up with 90 pen pals on my mailing list so far. A great source of interesting information can be found right here in The Paper. It is free and not only is it packed with colorful personalities, it contains a section called “The Calendar” that lists all the many events for Newnan and Coweta County. The Paper can be found in just about every shop on the Square and at the Carnegie Library. You can pick up a list of local Main-

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The Film Fix with Jonathan W. Hickman (Jonathan W. Hickman is an entertainment attorney, filmmaker, college professor, and novelist. More about Jonathan can be found by visiting http://filmproductionlaw.com/)

What Movie to Watch: Young Adult Charlize Theron is in rare form as a neurotic fiction writer who returns home hoping to get things started again with her ex-boyfriend. From the directing and writing team of Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody (“Juno”), “Young Adult” is for a narrow group of viewers, but the rewards are there, especially in Theron’s tweaked performance. As Reitman/Cody/Theron’s new film “Tully” is about to make its way into theaters next month, “Young Adult” is a great place to start.

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What to Binge: The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale There are enough laughs to make comedian McHale’s return to the cheesy talk show format (he once hosted the popular “The Soup”) worth watching. But Netflix is an odd fit for McHale, who stands before a green screen and gets laughs from a supposedly live audience. Like Chelsea Handler showed with her show “Chelsea,” getting the talk format right on a platform where all episodes are usually dumped en masse can be tricky. In episodes available to date, McHale manages to bring his irreverent form of humor to the streaming giant with uneven results, but it serves a purpose as he riffs on reality television skewering other shows. For those who don’t have the time or patience to take in the shows referenced by McHale, he aptly gives you your cheat sheet featuring noteworthy moments. What Movie to Watch: Moon Filmmaker Duncan Joes (“Source Code” and “Warcraft: The Beginning”) burst onto the scene with “Moon.” This intelligent science fiction entry has an astronaut named Sam (played by Sam Rockwell) finishing up his work mining on the moon, and loosing his mind in the process. Along side his computer GERTY (voiced by Kevin Spacey), Sam has to sort through his problems in hopes of returning to Earth. Instead of taking in Jones’ bigger budgeted Netffilm “Mute,” I suggest start with “Moon” for a sci-fi fix.

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What Movie to Avoid: Let Me In This 2010 remake of the fantastic 2008 foreign film “Let the Right One In” isn’t a bad film really, it’s just completely unnecessary. Sure, Chloë Grace Moretz (“Kick Ass’” Hit Girl) is solid as the ageless vampire child opposite the smitten Kodi Smit-McPhee, but there is no point in wasting time with a lesser version of a better film. Let’s hope that no one ever remakes “The Babadook.”

What Movie to Avoid: Four Rooms This anthology film is no “Creepshow.” In fact, it isn’t even “Grindhouse” worthy. Only worth visiting if you are a Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino completest. Mild entertainment can be found in eclectic casting (including a sexy Madonna), but the pay off makes this a pass.

What to Binge: The Dangerous Book for Boys This one drops on Amazon on March 30, and all I’ve seen is the trailer, and naturally, it’s based on a best-selling book. Produced by actor Bryan Cranston and “Adventureland” director Greg Mottola, the story is about three young boys who suddenly lose their inventor father. When their mother shares with them a custom book written by their father, the world of the three boys changes forever. From the trailer, this looks whimsical and heartfelt and should be something you can watch with your little ones. What Movie to Watch: Bad Influence (1990) The late director Curtis Hanson had a knack for taking derivative and familiar material and making something really special out of it. The filmmaker responsible for “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle,” “L.A. Confidential,” and the fantastic “Wonder Boys,” made the exploitative “Bad Influence” into a bit of a guilty pleasure. The screenplay is from scribe David Koepp (“Jurassic Park”). And it certainly helped that he was blessed with a killer combination of Rob Lowe and James Spader at a time with those two were young and hot. The story here is about a dangerous sociopath (Lowe) who has a bad influence on a timid young executive (Spader). What Movie to Avoid: The Devil Inside This 2012 horror film is a mishmash of other genre elements that play out ugly. It’s fake documentary style does it no favors as the familiar exorcism story unfolds. But as a calling card, the movie worked for director William Brent Bell, who went on to make the much better “The Boy” in 2016. Watch that one instead.

What to Binge: Hard Sun I’ve not seen this series slated to be released on March 7th, but based on the trailer alone, I’m stoked. Created by Neil Cross (“Luther”), “Hard Sun” has an intriguing premise, as the Earth readies for an apocalyptic event (expected to occur in the next five years), two detectives get drawn into a criminal investigation that may have wide-ranging implications. The trailer is really impressive, let’s hope that it proves to be binge-worthy.

Arthouse Corner: The Cured (March 9) Just when you thought the zombie genre was all played out, we get “The Cured,” which tries to grapple with what happens when the zombies be-


____________________________________________________________ www.thecowetapaper.com | March / April 2018 | The PAPER | 21 come human again. Following an outbreak that turns people into zombies, a cure is miraculously discovered. Slowly, the cured are returned to society only to discover that society doesn’t want or trust them anymore. Ellen Page (“Juno”) stars as a single mother, whose husband was a zombie victim. When her brother in law returns having been cured, she has to learn to live with what he may or may not have done as a zombie. One interesting concept is that once cured of the disease, the survivor remembers the terrible things that he or she did as a zombie. Intelligent and pretty scary as things begin to unravel, “The Cured” is a worthy addition to the zombie canon.

Theatrical Teasers: Death Wish (2018) Not edgy enough, comically violent, flatly shot, and lacking a point, “Death Wish (2018)” is an unnecessary and perfunctory remake of the 1974 shocker. In the original “Death Wish,” catching the killers of Paul Kersey’s wife wasn’t what drove the narrative. Killing bad guys just made Kersey feel better. Happiness became a warm gun. But in 2018, Kersey (Bruce Willis taking over the role made famous by Charles Bronson) is given purpose, he wants answers, and he is willing to carry out violent justice. But this new focus is completely wrong-headed. Screenwriter Joe Carnahan and director Eli Roth turn the novel source material by Brian Garfield into just another subpar home invasion thriller, and a contrived one at that. Like in the film that inspired it, Kersey does descend into madness, but the updated story never goes far enough to capture the shock value of its predecessor. Ultimately, it’s a watered down mainstream version of a much more edgier original. And by polishing the edges off, “Death Wish (2018)” fails to distinguish itself. That make it just another revenge tale, where the deafening sound of gunfire neatly ties up all the loose ends.

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Kiwanis Club Charity Golf Tournament So, you might not be able to get a front row seat to that little golf tournament held every April in Augusta. But not to worry. There’s not only a chance to watch, but to play as well, in what is one of the best local golf fundraisers around. The Newnan Kiwanis Club Charity Golf Tournament is set for Thursday, April 19, at the Newnan Country Club. It’s all for a good cause as proceeds go to the Kiwanis Children’s Fund, which helps eliminate childhood diseases all over the world. The tournament is set up to be fun for everyone regardless of how far or how right you hit your drives. It’s a four-person (yes, ladies, please join us) scramble with no handicaps. Each team must play two holes of their choice from the back blue tees and two holes of their choice from

the red or front tees. Cost per team is $340, which includes one mulligan per team member (do-overs for you non-golf types.) There will be pro shop credit for closest to the pin on the four Par 3’s. Top three teams will get pro shop credit and there will even be a prize for the worst (oh, let’s just say highest scoring) team. Hole sponsorships are available for $100 each. Registration is at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. The Club will provide a box lunch and Buffalo Rock is providing soft drinks. All winners also receive a $20 car wash from Shine and Drive on Bullsboro Drive. Hey, it’s a tournament you can’t refuse. For more information or to register a team or sponsor a hole, please email Chip Barron at ChipB@lindseysrealtors.com

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4.174+/- ACRES ON PALMETTO TYRONE ROAD fronting I-85 just north of Northgate High School across from Northgate Crossing S/D. Ideal for building lot or possible future commercial use. Lightly wooded. Barbed wire fence around property. 478’+/- Frontage on Palmetto Tyrone Road, 141’+/frontage on Hudgens Road, 429’+/- frontage on I-85. $49,500. Frank _________________________________________________________

509+/- WOODED ACRES. Ideal for development. Zoned industrial in Grantville city limits. Long rail frontage. Owners are Brokers. $12,500/ac. (Frank/Chip) _________________________________________________________ 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 _________________________________________________________

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 POND STOCKED. Updated Kit w/double oven & granite ctops. Downstairs & upstairs Master Suites! LR w/masonry f/p. Formal DR. Hardwd flrs. Reduced to $425,000 or for lease at $1,875 per month-no pets! 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)

MLS #8212829 CLASSIC LAKEFRONT 4BR/3BA IN NORTH COWETA in well-established n’hood. Easy access to Newnan & I-85. Long frontage CT& FR RA NTGR on pvt UN stockedDE lake. Spacious w/fp R CO w/f/p in bsmt. Loft area. Screen porch & deck overlooking lake. Updated kit w/b’fast area. Price Reduced to $375,000. (Jess/Frank)

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. Price Reduced to $369,900 (Jess)

LOTS/LAND _________________________________________________________ 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 _________________________________________________________

Information Deemed Reliable But Not Guaranteed. Price and terms subject to prior sale and change without notice. __________________________________________________________

MLS #8270470 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 #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 #7635281 HEAVILY WOODED 96.209 ACRES IN GRANTVILLE CITY LIMITS! Subdivision plan available. Grantville City water CT acre) RA(3/4 NTpond CO & sewer. small DERand UNStream stocked with bass and bream. Ideal for Development or Recreational property. Easy access to I-85. ONLY $3,900/acre. (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 #8322991 SPECIAL SENOIA 2BR/2BA ON 5 ACS! Built CA 1900 w/addition added in 60’s. Greatrm/Family rm w/masonry, gas log f/p. Dining area. Lrg den. Kit w/eating area & pantry. Laundry room. Double detached carport. Sold ‘as is’. $149,900. (Frank/Chip)

MLS #8217354 RECENTLY RENOVATED 2-STORY BRICK w/fin bsmt & fenced bkyd in lake community. Choice N. Coweta location. New Granite c’tops & SS appliances in kit. Den w/brick fplc & built-in bkcases. 12x20 screen porch. Sep DR, LR w/hdwd flrs. Foyer, RV parking, outbldgs. Price Reduced to $299,000. (Frank/Jess)

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6.85 ACRES on Newnan’s 2nd busiest street (Temple Ave./Hwy 34 West). Great for shopping center or medical complex. $495,000. Frank. _________________________________________________________ 28 BUILDING LOTS in Downtown Hogansville with all utilities. Just $9500 per Lot. (FRANK) _________________________________________________________

VACANT COMMERCIAL LOT on corner of Fair St. & Haynie St. Lays well. Composed of 4 original lots so may be subdividable. Zoned CUN - Urban Neighborhood Commercial District. $55,000. Frank _________________________________________________________ COMMERCIAL FOR LEASE – White Oak Professional Center. 1100 SQ.FT. TO 8100 SQ.FT. PROFESSIONAL SPACE NEAR WHITE OAK ENTRANCE. $14.50/sq.ft. & up. Robert Hinely 678-877-5874. _________________________________________________________


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MARCH 7 … WEDNESDAYS 1 Million Cups 1 Million Cups the first Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. at 15 Perry Street. Come listen and support entrepreneurs, get motivation for your idea or just enjoy some great coffee from Kauai Coffee. More information at https://www.1millioncups. com/newnan, www.facebook.com/1MCNewnan/, and free tickets at https://1millioncups-newnan. eventbrite.com/ 15 Perry Street, Newnan _______________________________ MARCH 8-11 … THURS.-SUN. Peter and the Starcatcher adapted for the stage by Rick Elise, based on the novel by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry, music by Wayne Barker Tony–winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best–selling novels. Thurs-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Newnan Theatre Company 24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 https://www.newnantheatre.org _______________________________ MARCH 10 … SATURDAY

MARCH 12 … MONDAY Can’t Never Could March Dinner The 5th annual Can’t Never Could March Dinner at the Newnan Centre featuring Inky Johnson with a special tribute to the late Can’t Never Could Founder, Rob Estes. Ticketed seating for $75 each, couples are $150 and tables of 10 for $750. Email info@cowetafoundation.org for more info 1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan _______________________________ MARCH 12, 13, 14 & … MON., TUES, WED. Sheriff’s Office 2018 Citizens’ Firearms Class Citizen’s Firearms Fundamentals is a three part community program designed to provide basic instruction in the safe and effective use of firearms (primarily handguns). The program consists of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening sessions. Students must attend all three sessions. Contact Marsha Dailey, 678-423-6739, or by email, mdailey@coweta.ga.us for information or to register. Course size is limited and pre-registration is required. 560 Greison Trail, Newnan, GA _______________________________ MARCH 13 … TUESDAY

The Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series The Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series is the most glam women’s running series in the nation. It encompasses a full weekend of activities, hosting a Health & Fitness expo, 5K and half marathon run with more pre- and post event celebrations! 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Peachtree City’s Shakerag Knoll 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City _______________________________ MARCH 10 … SATURDAY 2018 PTC Wine Fest … Wine & Warbirds Peachtree City’s 2nd Annual “Wine and Warbirds” Saturday, March 10 at 4 PM - 9 PM! Tickets include unlimited tastings of dozens of wines from all over the world, entertainment and a souvenir glass! Food available for purchase. Saturday, March 10 at 4 PM - 9 PM at 244 City Circle Suite 2000B, Peachtree City, Georgia 30269. www.freshtix.com _______________________________ MARCH 10 … SATURDAY Hike and Paddle at the Bend Enjoy a 5.5 mile hike up the Riverside trail a nice easy float down to the Day Use Area ramp. Boats are available to rent, or bring own. Registration is required. $12, $30 rental $5 parking.

MARCH 11 … SUNDAY Daylight Savings Time begins _______________________________

with boat your boat

Dutch Oven Delights Club at the Bend 4:30 PM to 6 PM. We will come together at shelter number 1 and learn to use the Dutch Oven. Swap some recipes and share some food that you will prepare. You bring Ingredients, we bring the charcoal.Dutch ovens will be available to use for the beginners. $6 plus $5 parking. Chattahoochee Bend State Park 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263 www.gastateparks.org/ChattahoocheeBend More info call: 770.254.7271 _______________________________

Langston Hughes: Shakespeare in Harlem presented by Dr. Stacy Boyd, Associate Chair & Associate Professor of English, UWG. Described as the “Poet Laureate of the Negro Race” and “Harlem’s Shakespeare,” Langston Hughes is one of the most important African-American writers in the twentieth century. Known mostly for his urban, blues-inspired poetry and his association with the Harlem Renaissance, Sixth in the “The Other Night School” series presented by the University of West Georgia. Full schedule: westga. edu/sota. 6:00 p.m. 770.683.1347 • 1 LaGrange St., Newnan https://www.newnancarnegie.com _______________________________ MARCH 17 … SATURDAY 12th Annual ShamRock Run The 12th Annual Newnan Junior Service League’s ShamRock Run is a 5K or 10K USATF certified course and a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. This year’s charity beneficiary is Coweta C.A.S.A (Court Appointed Special Advocates), an organization that provides advocates to children in foster care - giving them special attention and a voice in court. See www.cowetacasa.org for more information. www.active.com _______________________________ MARCH 17 & 31 … SATURDAY Building the Bobcat Trail at Chatt Bend Join the Friends of Chattahoochee Bend State Park at 10 a.m. in their efforts to finish the Bobcat Trail (south loop). “We need to do a lot of cutin on sideslopes - basically carve a two-foot-wide almost flat path into hillsides. We have the tools - you bring your muscles! Meet at Trail Head 1. Snacks provided! March 17 and 31 at 10 a.m. 425 Bob White Way, Newnan, Georgia 30263 _______________________________

MARCH 17 & 18 … SATURDAY & SUNDAY 4-H Horse & Pony Spring Fun Show 275 Pine Road, Newnan, GA _______________________________ MARCH 22 … THURSDAY Liverpool Legends Beatles Tribute Liverpool Legends “The Complete Beatles Experience!” are four incredibly talented musicians and actors hand-picked by Louise Harrison- sister of the late George Harrison of the The Beatles. 7 p.m. Tickets $15 / $20. The Nixon Centre for the Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265. 770.254.2787 https://www.TheNixonCentre.net _______________________________ MARCH 23 … FRIDAY Spring Art Walk 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Newnan During the Art Walk, businesses extend their hours to host storefront exhibits and demonstrations curated by a variety of Newnan’s finest artists. Complimentary tastings and hors d’oeuvres will be served by some of our local businesses, as well as specials and promotions. https://www.mainstreetnewnan.com _______________________________ MARCH 24 … SATURDAY Hike and Paddle at the Bend 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Get the best of both worlds here at The Bend: a 5.5-mile hike up the Riverside Trail to the boat launch where we’ll have lunch. A short instruction session to get you on your way to a nice, easy paddle back down the Chattahoochee. Boats are available to rent or bring your own. Register in advance, space is limited. Ages 10+. $12 plus $30 boat rental. $5 parking. 770-254-7271. Glow In The Dark Bowling at the Bend 7-9 p.m. 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. 770254-7271. Chattahoochee Bend State Park 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263 www.gastateparks.org/ChattahoocheeBend More info call: 770.254.7271 _______________________________ MARCH 24 … SATURDAY Masterworks Chorale’s She Walks In Beauty In honor of moms, sisters, girlfriends, sweethearts, best friends, wives, and those women who are all things to us, Masterworks will sing of their strength, warmth, kindness, love, and passion. Bring your best girl and join us in an evening of love and support of those who nurture us and keep us grounded. Tickets: Adults – $15 | Student w/ID – $5 | Children (6 & under) – Free. 7 p.m. at The Nixon Centre for the Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265. 770.254.2787 https://www.TheNixonCentre.net _______________________________ MARCH 28 … WEDNESDAY Dog Obedience Classes at the Rec The Coweta County Recreation Dept. will hold dog obedience classes for beginners starting Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. The course is open to all dogs from the age of 5 months up and the fee is $150 for the course. Interested parties


____________________________________________________________ www.thecowetapaper.com | March / April 2018 | The PAPER | 25 may call the Rec. Dept. at 770-254-3750 or instructor Vicky Jones at 770-253-1427 for more information. 39 Hospital Road, Newnan, GA 30263 _______________________________ MARCH 31 … SATURDAY Easter Eggcitement at the Bend Saturday, March 31, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM. Bring your baskets and camera; 1000 candy and prize filled eggs and the Easter bunny will be here. Age groups 0-4, 5-8, 9-12. $3 for egg hunt, $3 for chalk contest. $5 parking. 770-254-7271. 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan, GA 30263 _______________________________ MARCH 31 … SATURDAY American Legion Family Annual Easter Egg Hunt Sat., March 31, 10 a.m. at the Coweta Veterans Club. Children 12 and under. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance; there will be lots of fun, prizes, candy and eggs to hunt. Public welcome. 130 Veterans Rd., Newnan, GA 30263 _______________________________ APRIL 1 … SUNDAY Easter _______________________________ APRIL 2 - 6 … MONDAY - FRIDAY Coweta County School Spring Break _______________________________

APRIL 7 … First SATURDAYS

APRIL 12-15, 19-22 … THURS.-SUN.

Market Days The Market Day is hosted by Main Street Newnan on the first Saturday of every month from April-December, around the courthouse square in downtown Newnan, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The market showcases a variety of handmade, homemade, and homegrown products created by local artisans, artists, and farmers. It features 50 unique booths with new vendors and one-of-akind items each month. _______________________________ APRIL 7 … SATURDAY Bend Friends CRK Sweep the Hooch For this year’s Sweep the Hooch with the Bend Friends and Newnan Paddlers, our end-of-day rally point is the new Moore’s Bridge Park on Black Dirt Road in Whitesburg. Lunch is provided courtesy of the Friends of Chattahoochee Bend SP. https://chattahoochee.org/sweep-the-hooch/ Moore’s Bridge Park, Whitesburg, GA _______________________________ April 7 - Serenbe Spring Trail Run 5k/10k http://serenbetrailrace.com _______________________________ APRIL 12 …THURSDAY Taste of Newnan 5 to 8:30 p.m. https://www.mainstreetnewnan.com _______________________________

The Spring Art Walk! The best way to kick off spring is to join us on Friday, March 23, 2018 for the Spring Art Walk. The Art Walk will be hosted from 5:00 pm – 9:00pm. The Art Walk Event is our celebration of local art, and is hosted twice a year in Downtown Newnan!

This spring’s theme is chalk art! Come see art come to life on downtown’s sidewalks (weather permitting)! During the Art Walk, businesses extend their hours to host store-front exhibits and demonstrations curated by a variety of Newnan’s finest artists. Complimentary tastings and hors d’oeuvres will be served by some of our local businesses, as well as specials and promotions. Visitors can expect to stroll through over 25 locations and see the work of at least 40 artists, and you will find a wide variety of art styles and mediums, including: oil on canvas, engraving, pottery, photography, jewelry-making, fiber arts, performing arts and acrylics. The downtown streets and sidewalks are sure to be filled with unexpected talent and delightful entertainment! There is no fee for admission to this event.

Blackpool and Parrish by David Blake Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. Newnan Theatre Company 24 First Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263 https://www.newnantheatre.org _______________________________ APRIL 13 … FRIDAY The Commodores at The Fred Box Office opens at 5:30pm • Gates 6:30pm • Show 8:00pm Tickets may be purchased through the Fred website at or by phone at 877-725-8849. 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City, GA order.ticketalternative.com _______________________________ APRIL 14 … SATURDAY 3rd Annual Saturday Down South Sporting Clays and Southern Supper 2:00 pm — 8:00 pm at Blalock Lakes 4075 New Corinth Road Newnan GA 30263 _______________________________ APRIL 14 … SATURDAY Friends of Wadsworth Concert Newnan Cultural Arts Commission Wadsworth Auditorium 25 Jefferson St, Newnan, GA 30263 _______________________________

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Art Walk March 23rd, 5pm-9pm

Market Day

1st Saturday of the Month April-December 10am-2pm

Taste of Newnan April 12th, 5pm-9pm

Tucked Away Music Festival May 12th, 2pm-6pm

Masterworks Chorale's She Walks In Beauty | March 24 | 7 p.m.

In honor of moms, sisters, girlfriends, sweethearts, best friends, wives, and those women who are all things to us, Masterworks will sing of their strength, warmth, kindness, love, and passion. Bring your best girl and join in an evening of love and support of those who nurture us and keep us grounded.

The Nixon Centre for the Arts 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265


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Zen Monkey’s News and Musings … [ ] Ephebiphobia is a fear of young people. [ ] Home Helpers of Georgia and Alabama recently won a pair of national awards. The first honor was a 2018 Pinnacle Club Award for growth among the Home Helpers locations. The Newnan office was recognized as the No. 3 office in growth for the past year. The second accolade – Provider of Choice Award – was presented by Home Care Pulse. Home Helpers of Georgia and Alabama scored 97 percent in client satisfaction. The company is now run by Executive Director Grant Dow, who took over the Newnanbased company from his parents, Beth and Phillip Dow. [ ] A cowboy, without any cattle, is a headless horseman. [ ] Stevi B’s, a popular pizza restaurant with an all-you-can-eat buffet, has closed. The pizza parlor was located in the Walmart shopping center complex on Bullsboro Drive. No sign or any other indication if they are moving or closed for good. [ ] Looks like Uncle Maddio’s has met a similar fate. The pizza parlor, in Ashley Park in front of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, hasn’t opened for some time. There’s no note or other information available. A quick Google search says it is “temporarily closed.” [ ] Restaurant servers who give customers plastic drinking straws they haven’t asked for will have to suck up a maximum penalty of a $1,000 fine or six months in prison under a controversial bill in California. The bill was introduced in the State Assembly by Majority Leader Ian Calderon who said he wanted to ‘raise awareness about the detrimental effects of plastic straws on our environment.” He claims more than 500 million plastic straws are thrown away every day. [ ] We are all for term limits, especially for those pesky folks up in Washington, D.C. But there are exceptions to every rule. As in the case of Ginger Jackson-Queener, who has stepped down after her three-year term expired as chairwoman of the Coweta Community Foundation. She made an incredible impact, increasing funding each year and raising the visibility of local non-profits. Two thumbs up and a golf clap, madam. And to Will Conoly, the new chairman, we wish you well. ***** Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport served more passengers and conducted more aircraft movements than any other airport in the world

in 2017. Pending confirmation from industry trade group Airports Council International, 2017 marks the 20th consecutive year ATL will be named the busiest airport in the world. ATL remains the only airport ever to reach the 100 million passenger mark in a single year; 2017 is the third consecutive year it surpassed this milestone. [ ] People who fall in love lose an average of two friends each. [ ] Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue was the “designated survivor” during President Trump’s State of the Union address. Perdue, who is now Agriculture Secretary in the Trump administration, was kept at a secured location until after the address. If the entire line of presidential succession had been wiped out in a disaster, Perdue would have become president. [ ] Congratulations to Coweta County EMS, which won the 2017 State of Georgia Medical Service of the Year award. “I’m so proud of our team for this great accomplishment. The CCFR Team exemplifies the true meaning of ‘Service Excellence.’ I can assure you that we will continue to provide the highest level of “All Hazards” service delivery for the citizens and visitors to Coweta County, this is our commitment to an amazing community,” said County Fire Chief Deron “Pat” Wilson. [ ] You would have to consume 480 bananas to die from a potassium overdose. [ ] The Lee Middle School Math Team recently took first place at the West Georgia regional Mathcounts competition at the University of West Georgia, earning the team a spot at the state finals. This is the fifth consecutive first place finish for the school. The team consisted of students Michael An, Matthew Nix, Do-kyong McDonald, Nathan White, Andrew Brown, Beomseok Kang, Alex Carroll, Lyong-kyong McDonald, Jiho Oh and Alex Carroll, and was sponsored by teachers Lynette Hanus and Staci Kelly. The team competed against the 40 students of the school’s math club to earn their spots on the competition team. [ ] Those serving on a U-Boat in WWII had a survival rate of just 30 percent [ ] Fastenal Company is furthering its partnership with West Georgia Technical College, giving $3,000 toward student scholarships for WGTC commercial truck driving students. West Georgia Tech offers both day and evening commercial truck driving courses on both the Carroll and LaGrange campuses. The day program takes eight weeks and the night program takes 10 weeks to complete.

[ ] Bananas are still considered the best fruit for pretending to take a phone call. [ ] The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) said Corvaglia Group, a Switzerland based supplier to the beverage industry, will build a new manufacturing facility in Newnan. The new operation will create a variety of advanced manufacturing jobs and bring an investment of $25 million to Coweta County. “Our economic development successes are based on strong partnerships, and Corvaglia’s decision to build a facility in Newnan is a result of these efforts,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Our economic development partners played a huge role in landing this project, and I am grateful for their commitment to the state. Coweta County is perfectly suited to meet the needs of this company, and I look forward to their future success.” [ ] Alan Jackson will be among the 2018 inductees to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The association is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of composers and lyricists who create music. To qualify for induction, a songwriter must be a published writer for a minimum of 20 years with a notable catalog of hit songs. Jackson will become one of just over 400 songwriters so honored. [ ] Glass is just caramelized sand. [ ] Urban Air Adventure Park recently announced that it will open a new location in the former H.H. Gregg location on Newnan Bypass Crossing. Urban Air Newnan will feature 30,000 square feet of trampoline and adventure park attractions. Urban Air Newnan will be furnished with wall-to-wall trampoline arenas, Dodgeball Courts, Stunt Airbag, Slam Dunk Tracks, Runway Tumble Track, The TUBES Obstacle Course, The Urban Warrior Course™, and Warrior Battle Beam. Urban Air Newnan will also be home to the Urban Air Adventure Hub, which includes exclusive adventure park attractions that can only be found at Urban Air, such as an Indoor Ropes Course, Indoor Climbing Walls, Pro Zone Performance Trampoline Pit, and the exhilarating new attraction Urban Air Sky Rider Indoor Coaster. Guests can also go grab a bite to eat at the Urban Cafe. [ ] Newnan Fire Chief David Whitley is retiring after 30 years with the department. He first joined NFD in 1987 as a firefighter. Back then, there was one fire station and about 25 employees. Those personnel have more than doubled, and the city hopes to add a fourth station next year. We thank you for your service. [ ]


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To keep or not to keep the teeny tiny itsy bitsy skinny jeans... Spring is right around the corner and that means trying on our summer clothes to see what actually still fits. Ugh. The winter weather can be a blessing and curse because it gives us all a great opportunity - layering camouflages those few extra pounds that can creep on.

sometimes our wardrobes need to as well. I just keep reminding myself I am alive and well. Taking care of our body is a constant and it is a lifelong choice.

Let’s be honest. We’ve all gone into our closets to slip into our favorite outfit but dang it, we can’t slip into it any more! So now comes decision time: do we lose weight; buy a size up; or just donate the clothes. It is important to keep our weight and size and clothes in perspective. Let’s be serious, sometimes it’s just time to let that favorite outfit go and stop torturing yourself trying to fit into those teeny tiny skinny pants. It is so important to have realistic and healthy goals for ourselves. Sometimes we need to re-evaluate what we are eating so we can get back on track and get back into our favorite outfits. Sometimes we have to realize we just can’t get back into those pants no matter what. I speak from experience. I had this strapless LBD that I just loved, but it was teeny tiny before I had the SONS. You know the kind of outfit. The one that barely fits on a good, no-bloating, no eating, no drinking, no nothing day. Well, I was determined to wear it to an upcoming party and the only way I could fit into it after the third SON of Thunder was born was to live on celery, eliminate bread and walk a million miles uphill for weeks. My friends know, they helped cut the celery. I finally got into that LBD, but it just didn’t seem worth it after all. Life is too short. We can’t live on celery. Okay, I suppose you could, but that would be called an eating disorder and then that would lead to well, all kind of bad things and probably to a place where you wear a hospital gown and not a LBD. So this is how I solved my dilemma. I knew there must be a dress out there somewhere just like the one I had but in just a tad bigger size. And sure enough, I found one quite similar and that was my solution. As far as that original LBD goes, it is tucked in the deepest darkest part of the closet and should be tossed. But I just haven’t been able to bring myself to do it yet. Fortunately, the expectation to fit in it again is gone and that is freeing. I just like having that cute LBD around. An those teeny, tiny Little Black Pants from my pageant days, they have been donated. They simply were just not realistic anymore. As for those skinny jeans, I have hung on to them. They are not that crazy small; I just have to eat well, stay active and live right. I love them and they are worth it. Sometimes they are really tight and sometimes they fit just perfect. But when they fit I know I’m staying on track. I often remind myself that this old gal’s body has dug a million holes for plants, painted zillions of walls, skied, hiked and fished and clocked countless hours of exercise and one billion crunches and birthed three Sons, packed moving trucks and survived the loss of both my parents and has had alot of bumps and falls through life. This old body, although a bit worn out, continues to serve me well. And I give God a great deal of praise for that. But here is the bottom line: there are times we have to make decisions about our health and our wardrobes. Our body changes, which means

And if the Little black Dress hanging in your closet is hanging over your head and causing self-defeating thoughts, then Sister, I say get rid of it and move on! Be blessed as you begin to make new choices for yourself and set realistic goals for your health and happiness.

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The PAPER March April 2018  

What, When and Where!

The PAPER March April 2018  

What, When and Where!

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