gift guide November 2012
2B — Holiday Gift Guide — November 2012
special financing available
The Badcock credit card program is offered by Wells Fargo Financial National Bank. See store for complete details.
Prices and offers effective Nov. 23 through Dec. 10, 2012
! s y u B Hot
s 0 u 1 l l p ditiona only! n a e k a t
d r 3 2 v ay, No
gs n i v a s a s • extr
ing v a s a r ext
save on king too!
Hot BuY sony playstation 3 % oR xbox 360 kinect oFF
88 588 each
reg. $699.95 limited quantities
oR halo bundle
reg. $399.95 Hot BuY 110459 % oFF
ages 4-8 yrs
includes: twin bed (headboard, footboard, rails), dresser & mirror full-size $548 queen-size $598
wii system bundle $ 88
includes: 89” sofa, 68” loveseat, 3 pc table group & 2 table lamps (as shown)
• mossy oak
• Spiderman • princess • Alabama • Auburn • FSU • UF • UGA
reg. $59.95 113302
while supplies last
B. allison crystal accent lamp $4990 C. remington mantle clock $5995
D. cedar chest available in 3 finishes
E. curio cabinet 105972/73
F. jewelry armoire starting at $10395 reg $179.95
save 20% on all jewelry armoires
5oFF 2 10oFF %
Hot BuY % oFF
Hot BuY % oFF
NEWNAN •(770) 251-4936 HouRS: Mon–Fri 9–6; Sat 9–5; Sun CLoSED
Hot BuY % oFF
Hot BuY % oFFs
196 temple Ave.
plus free jewelry available in 3 finishes
Hot BuY % oFF
38 pc deluxe workbench
A. sabrina cheval mirror available in 3 finishes
Hot BuY % oFF
kids’ recliners $11995 $
re mo ms to
includes: queen bed (headboard, footboard, rails) mirror & double dresser
EXIT 47 BULLSBORO DR (HWY 34W)
Hot BuY oVER % FF o
mfort des iCo
Hot BuY % oFF
Hot BuY % oFF
SAVE $50 on tV media chest SAVE $60 on nightstand
vin a s a r t x e
gs n i v a s a s • extr
November 2012 — Holiday Gift Guide — 3B
Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Berry-Thyme Spread
Red Tart Cherry Glazed Ham
A SWEET AND SAVORY
ou want to bring out the best for your next holiday gathering, ensuring a memorable meal for family and friends. With a few simple tips and easier-than-you-think recipes, you can do just that.
Entertaining Tips n
Prep the Night Before — save time by chopping vegetables or prepping glazes the day before. For example, prepare the spread for Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Berry-thyme spread the night before. the day of the party, toast baguette slices 10 minutes before guests arrive, and the delicious appetizer will come together in minutes.
Allow for Creativity — Allow guests to put their own finish ing touches on their dishes by setting out a variety of toppings. Waffles provide a base for your friends and family to get creative.
Make It a Group Effort — ask guests to bring their favorite holiday side dishes or desserts to complement the main course to encourage a wide variety. if you’re making red tart Cherry Glazed Ham as the centerpiece of the meal, let guests know so they can plan accordingly.
Don’t Forget the Holiday Fare. Just like parties are a staple of the holiday season, so, too, are certain foods and types of music. Few people indulge in some eggnog outside of the holiday season, so make sure there’s plenty of eggnog on hand. and don’t forget the gingerbread cookies, either. as people enjoy holiday goodies, make sure they do so with holiday music playing in the background. Choose songs that guests know and to which they can sing along.
Host a holiday giveaway. though it can be fun to do a secret santa, chances are guests already have enough gifts to buy. But hosts can spice things up with a holiday giveaway that rewards guests. Host a holiday-themed round of trivial Pursuit or a holiday movie trivia game that encourages guests to compete for prizes. Prizes can be small and inexpensive, but guests will be sure to enjoy some friendly competition for holiday-themed prizes. Consider issues such as small children - do you need to make sure your house is child-friendly and/or do you to have put away delicate items? and do you have things available that might entertain them? if very small children are coming, then make sure plugs are protected and stairs can be blocked. if you don’t have any children, use your local library or visit a few book stores to stock up on kids’ books and films before they arrive. at the other end of the scale if you have elderly relatives coming, check out if there are rugs or obstacles they could trip over. Will they have trouble getting in and out of the bathroom?
TOGG ER Y NEWNAN, GA
Support your local, independent retailers!
OPEN FRIDAY 8:00 A.M. Come Check Out Our Exclusive Casual and Formal Wear... • Vineyard
Vines • Southern Tide • Patagonia • Many More!
6 East Court Square • Newnan, GA 678-621-0373 Like us on
(Unique & One-of-a-kind)
Red Tart Cherry Glazed Ham
makes: 16 servings Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 50 minutes 1 4 to 5 - pounds. fully cooked boneless ham, sliced 1/4 inch thick 1 12-ounce jar Red Tart Cherry Preserves 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg Dash ground cloves, if desired 2 tablespoons raisins, if desired 1. Heat oven to 325°F. Overlap slices of ham in shallow baking pan; cover with aluminum foil. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 140°F. 2. COmBiNe preserves, vinegar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves in a small microwave safe bowl. microwave on high for 2 minutes. 3. arraNGe ham slices on serving platter. spoon 1/4 cup glaze over center of ham. serve with remaining warm glaze.
GIFT BASKETS Local & Georgia Products
— Beginning November 25 — Open Sundays through December 23 From 1-5 PM 843 Senoia Rd. Tyrone, GA 30290
anniversary SCHOOLS OF QUALITY LEARNING FREE REGISTRATION THROUGH 12/31/12 • Full- and Part-time Programs • Low Teacher-to-Child Ratios • Georgia Pre-K – Highest Rated in Coweta County • Creative Curriculum Education Program • Four Separate, Developmentallyappropriate Playgrounds
• Enrichment Programs for Gymnastics, Computers, Smart Board and Play Ball • Before- and After-school Programs • Great Summer Camp Programs with Fun Field Trips
A Center of Distinction
Prearrange transportation home for guests. a successful holiday party is one that is safe, so be sure to prearrange travel home for guests just in case anyone overindulges in holiday cheer. When sending out invitations, seek volunteers to be designated drivers, and avoid drinking alcohol yourself. For larger parties, call a local taxi service and arrange for a couple of cabs to be on call when the party ends.
Ages 6 Weeks – 12 Years Monday through Friday 6:00 AM – 6:30 PM
makes: 12 slices Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 6 minutes 1/4 cup Northwest Triple Berry Preserves 1 tablespoon minced shallot 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme, plus additional for garnish 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 8-ounce baguette 1 tablespoon 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4 ounces goat cheese Fresh thyme leaves (optional), for garnish 1. COmBiNe preserves, shallots, balsamic vinegar, thyme, salt and pepper in small bowl. 2. sliCe baguette into 1/2-inch slices. Brush both sides of each slice lightly with olive oil. Heat skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Grill baguette slices, 4 at a time, 2 to 3 minutes per side or until lightly browned. Place on serving platter. 3. sPreaD about 2 teaspoons goat cheese over each baguette slice. top each slice with 1 teaspoon preserves mixture. Garnish with additional fresh thyme, if desired. serve immediately. Tip: triple Berry-thyme spread can be prepared up to two days ahead. Cover and chill.
Fax 770-502-1707 • email@example.com
3025 Hwy. 154 • Newnan, GA 30265 FREE REGISTRATION THROUGH 12/31/12
Connie Whitaker Connie’s Education Station I, Inc. 770-251-1359
Connie’s Education Station II, Inc. 678-423-3500
Connie’s Little Loves • 770-854-5666
BLOW-OUT Celebration Sale
Additional Discount Off Our Already Low 20% to 65% OFF Sale Prices! REGISTER
TO WIN OVER
IN FABULOUS PRIZES!
GIVING You $50.00!
JOIN OUR FOOD DRIVE TO BENEFIT
ONE ROOF FOOD BANK!
BRING IN NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS AND YOU CAN WIN A FABULOUS PRIZE!
TERMS OF SALE!
– MONEY-SAVING COUPON –
Sorry No Refunds On Sale Items!
*Sale prices taken off original prices and are good on in-stock merchandise only and exclude Loose Diamonds, some individual items, repairs, watch batteries, prior sales, custom designs and special orders.
Bring in this coupon and receive
Good for $50.00 off the purchase of any item(s) totalling $349.00 or more. Expires 11/27/12.
MONDAY thru FRIDAY 9:30AM-5:30PM SATURDAY 9:30AM-4PM Clip and return this ad for
1,000 B.B. BUCKS good towards winning
FABULOUS PRIZES! Expires 11/27/12
HOURS: 5:30–6:30 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY • Full- and Part-time Programs • Low Teacher-to-Child Ratios • Georgia Pre-K – Highest Rated in Coweta County
• Developmentally-appropriate Playgrounds • Before- and After-school Programs
5 Greenville Street, Newnan, Georgia
770-253-4713 • www.rdubosejewelers.com
4B — Holiday Gift Guide — November 2012
Trees for Troops In conjunction with the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, FedEx donates transportation and logistics services to help deliver Christmas trees to acti vated service members and their families. Since the program began in 2005, Trees for Troops has delivered more than 100,000 trees to troops stationed at more than 60 bases around the world. Here’s how you can help spread holiday cheer to military families:
Make a Donation
Make a tax-deductible contribu tion to the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, to help fund the Trees for Troops program.
Buy a Tree
Find a Trees for Troops Weekend location or a tree farm near you. You can purchase a tree to donate to Trees for Troops.
Buy an Ornament or T-shirt n Purchase
H HAPPY oliday SHIPPING
a commemorative pewter ornament, with pro ceeds benefiting the Trees for Troops program. n The Christmas SPIRIT Foundation partners with Greater than Goods to sell t-shirts and sweatshirts. For every Trees for Troops item you purchase, $5 will be donated to CSF for the Trees for Troops program. Learn more at www.treesfortroops.org.
get your packages there safely and on time
Smart Packing Tips
he holidays are usually pretty hectic, and the last thing you need is to stress over shipping your holiday gifts. With mil lions of packages moving across the country every day, knowing how to pack and when to ship your gifts can save you time and money, taking the hassle out of holiday shipping. These tips will help you ensure the safe and timely delivery of your holiday packages.
new, sturdy boxes with the flaps intact, and do not reuse boxes. Select a box that is large enough to accom modate the proper thickness of cush ioning material.
items individually with cush ioning material and center them in cartons away from other items and away from the sides, corners, top and bottom of the box.
wrap it separately.
photographs or artwork — take the glass out of the frame and
cushioning of appropriate density and thickness, and use enough to fill all void spaces in your shipping container. Position at least two inches of bubble wrap, peanuts or other pack ing materials on all sides, and use a heavy duty tape designed for packag ing.
fragile items with 3 inches of cushioning in and around the smaller box.
odd- or irregular-shaped items, be sure to wrap and tape all sharp edges
the shipping label squarely on the most visible side of the con tainer away from any folds or seams. Provide complete sender and recipi ent addresses, including zip codes and telephone numbers. Make sure the label is properly and securely attached. FedEx also recommends placing an extra label, business card or letterhead with the shipper’s address and phone number inside the package before sealing it.
at least three strips of packing
tape (no duct or masking tape) to the top and bottom sides of the container using the H taping method.
Smart Shipping Tips n Send
your gifts ahead. If you are traveling this holiday season, take the hassle out of carrying wrapped pack ages with you by sending your gifts ahead of your arrival.
early in the season. This will allow you to avoid the lines and pro vide you with a greater selection of shipping service options.
Six strategies for tranquil holiday travel T
raveling during the holiday season is a mixed bless ing. School vacations and time off from work provide great opportunities to spend a “White Christmas” with faraway fam ily and friends or sneak in an end-of-year getaway via “The Polar Express.” At the same time, holiday travel can be both expen sive and stressful. While it’s all but impossible to avoid the costs and crowds completely, with these time-honored travel strate gies, travelers can prevent “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and find yourself uttering, “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Christmas travel, make every effort to purchase tickets early.
Go off-peak. Weekend travel, which often includes Fridays and Mondays, is almost always more expensive than travel during the week. If possible, schedule both departing and returning flights for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Timing is everything.
Typically, there is less demand for the first and last flights of the day, which means less competition for seats and the possibility of lower fares. If you can fly on the big day itself, even better. While you Book now, go later. The first may be able to snag great deals on Christmas day flights, January rule of thumb for holiday travel 1st tends to be a more popular is to make travel plans as far in travel day. Another option? Plan advance as possible. By booking your trip for the week between months ahead of your departure Christmas and New Year’s, when date, you can lock in lower air many travelers have already set fares and seat assignments. For
Call me today for a quote. J SCOTT TAYLOR J Scott Taylor Agency 4046 HIGHWAY 154 STE 111 NEWNAN, GA 30265
tled in their destinations.
Be flexible. If you know you want to get away, but aren’t sure where to go, let availability and price be your guide. And don’t forget to check flights to and from alternate airports. Mix and match. Great deals
can be had by using different car riers for incoming and outgoing flights or by booking two one-way flights rather than a round-trip. By checking a variety of sites — including both individual air lines and aggregator sites such as kayak.com and bookingbuddy. com, which search several dif ferent travel sites simultaneously — you can rest assured that you got the best available prices and flights. In addition, by book ing flights, hotels and rental cars through the same travel site, be it a single site or a travel aggregator,
you may be able to score even bet ter deals.
Don’t dodge the details.
These days, airlines are once again charging passengers for a variety of items that were once included in their posted airfares. Be sure to note whether a published airfare includes all taxes and fees and check each carrier’s baggage pol icy. And when reviewing airfares, make sure that you are comparing “apples to apples.” In other words, be certain that the two airfares both include or exclude taxes, fees and baggage charges, snacks, and things like upgrade fees for addi tional legroom. Do delay! Sometimes waiting until the eleventh hour isn’t such a bad idea, especially when lastminute fares can save you money or open the door to a spur-of-themoment vacation.
Grannie Fannie’s Antiques • ColleCtibles • Gifts And More
Unique Christmas Gifts Combined Local Collectors Eclectic Mix of Periods and Styles Works by Local Artists
YOUR ROOF COULD HELP
REDUCE YOUR RATE. When your new roof goes up, your premium could go down. If you recently purchased a new home or replaced the roof on your current home, you may qualify for added savings on your Allstate homeowners insurance!
Snapdragon Children’s Boutique
Louis’ Man Cave
Hand-stamped Greeting Cards Rutledge Creative Crafts Corner Handcrafted Scented Goat Milk Soaps 15 Greenville Street, Newnan, GA 770-683-5220 • www.granniefannies.com Monday-Saturday 10-6
Purveyors of fine firearms, accessories, militaria, and collectibles.
WESTSIDE TIRE & ALIGNMENT INC.
115 Franklin Hwy. Newnan, GA
ALL TIRES ON SALE NOW! ALL BRANDS ON SALE NOW! P175/70R13 ...............$41.99 P185/70R13 .............. $42.99 P185/65R14 ...............$50.99 P195/60R14 ...............$51.99 P195/65R14 .............. $49.99 P185/70R14 ............... $47.99 P195/70R14 ...............$53.50 P235/65R17 ............ $124.87 P245/65R17 ............ $130.16 P265/70R17 ............ $131.45 P265/75R16 ............ $118.98 P265/60R18 ............ $159.50 LT265/75R16 ........... $155.54 LT285/75R16 ........... $184.25
185/65R15 .................$64.50 195/60R15 .................$64.19 195/65R15 .................$60.32 205/60R15 ................ $68.98 205/65R15 ................ $64.99 235/75R15.................. $87.95 205/60R16 .................$73.19 215/60R16..................$72.99 225/60R16 .................$73.57 215/50R17................. $84.66 215/55R17..................$80.55 225/50R17..................$89.76 225/55R17............... $103.99
WE DO MOST ALL SERVICE REPAIRS OIL CHANGE – BRAKES – TUNE-UP – CHASSIS – ELECTRONICS All prices subject to change. All tires must be mounted & balanced in-house. No carry-out purchases.
November 2012 — Holiday Gift Guide — 5B
celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses. Plaid Friday is the fun and enjoyable alternative to the big box store “Black Friday,” and promotes both local and independently owned businesses during the holidays. Join us in downtown Newnan and help us celebrate by wearing plaid at participating businesses and receive a gift. (while supplies last)
Santa is coming, too! p.m. 6-8 p.m Bring your camera!
Exp Dine Explor 00001 Sh Not redeemable for cash. www.mainstreetnewnan.com e Shop D op ine E DiDine Shop Explore Dine Shop Explore Shop Dine Explore Shop Dine Explore xplore ne Exp lo re Sh op Din To:___ e _____ Exp _____ _____ Not re _____ lor deem Shop D _____ e able fo ine E r cash Sh . xplore opFrom:_ Shop D Din ________ 00002 i _____ n e e _____ E To x p wEw l __ ore Sh :__ Sh _ N op Din xpwl.morainstreetne _____ __ op ot r _ w e Exp e S __ Din ede _ lorehSo nan.com e emab ____ hpop Di _ Exp le Din ne E lo for c ______ xpl e re ash __ Exp ore __ Sh . __ l op o __ re Din e Exp 0000 Fro lo 3 m: __ re __ Sh __ __ op Din www. _____ __ m e Exp ainstre _____ _ lo re etnew _____ Sh nan op .c Din om e Exp lo re lore S To:____________________________ hoFrom:__________________________ p
Street Mone y Ma 10.00 in Str ee tM 20 .00 one y
Shop D ine
Main Street Money
Shop Dine Explore Shop Dine Explore Shop Dine Explore Shop Dine Explore
MainStreet Money is accepted at over 26 locations in downtown Newnan. This is a great way to keep your gift giving dollars local and support your community.
orShop Dine Explore e Explore
Give the gift of downtown Newnan!
Shop Dine Explore Shop Dine
Explor Exp e Shloopr D
Don’t know what to buy for that person on your holiday list?
For more information, visit... www.mainstreetnewnan.com | 770-253-8283
6B — Holiday Gift Guide — November 2012
Open our Doors
Peace ofMind for the gift of
This Holiday Season
We are thankful for the privilege of sharing the lives of our Residents.
hether it is in our Assisted Living or Secured Memory Care, Savannah Court exudes hospitality. The community is elegant, yet warm and comfortable, with many common areas for the residents to enjoy. It is truly our pleasure to serve our residents, their family members and guests each day. “Please contact me directly and it would be my pleasure to treat you to lunch and provide you with a personal tour,” says Brenda Mitchell, Executive Director.
Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities
AMENITIES and SERVICES
Savannah Court of Newnan 27 Belt Road • Newnan, GA 30263
• Housekeeping and Laundry Service • 3 Restaurant Style Meals Served Daily • Access to Well Trained and Caring Staff Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities Assisted Living Facility License No. 038-03-002-9 • Vibrant and Diverse Activities Program A signature property of • Scheduled Transportation for Outings A signature property of and Medical Appointments
November 2012 — Holiday Gift Guide — 7B
8B — Holiday Gift Guide — November 2012
SAVE ALL THANKSGIVING WEEKEND DOORS OPEN AT 5 AM FRIDAY EXTENDED HOURS! FRI: 5AM-7PM SAT: 7AM-6PM
the plus is in everything we do.
1-800-TiresPlus | TiresPlus.com BRIDGESTONE | MICHELIN | PIRELLI | PRIMEWELL | GOODYEAR | CONTINENTAL | FIRESTONE | YOKOHAMA | GENERAL | FALKEN
NOVEMBER 23RD 5AM to 9AM ONLY!
INSTANT REBATE* WITH ANY PURCHASE OVER $400
INSTANT REBATE* WITH ANY PURCHASE OVER $400
WITH ANY PURCHASE OVER $200
INSTANT REBATE* WITH ANY PURCHASE OVER $100
NOV. 23RD AFTER 9AM
INSTANT REBATE* WITH ANY PURCHASE OVER $100
NOV. 24TH THRU 26TH
WITH ANY PURCHASE OVER $400
WITH ANY PURCHASE OVER $200
WITH ANY PURCHASE OVER $50
WITH ANY PURCHASE OVER $100
INSTANT REBATE* WITH ANY PURCHASE OVER $200
INSTANT REBATE* WITH ANY PURCHASE OVER $50
WITH ANY PURCHASE OVER $50
*Offer valid November 23, 2012 after 9AM. Save $100 OFF any purchase over $400. Save $60 OFF any purchase over $200. Save $30 OFF any purchase over $100. Save $15 OFF any purchase over $50. Not to be combined with another offer on same product and not to be used to reduce outstanding debt. No cash value. No carryouts, product must be installed. Offer good at participating stores. See store for full details.
*Offer valid November 23, 2012 5AM to 9AM only. Save $150 OFF any purchase over $400. Save $80 OFF any purchase over $200. Save $40 OFF any purchase over $100. Save $20 OFF any purchase over $50. Not to be combined with another offer on same product and not to be used to reduce outstanding debt. No cash value. No carryouts, product must be installed. Offer good at FIRST 4 HOURS FRIDAY 11/23 ONLY! participating stores. See store for full details.
*Offer valid November 24, 2012 thru November 26,2012. Save $100 OFF any purchase over $400. Save $60 OFF any purchase over $200. Save $30 OFF any purchase over $100. Save $15 OFF any purchase over $50. Not to be combined with another offer on same product and not to be used to reduce outstanding debt. No cash value. No carryouts, product must be installed. Offer good at participating stores. See store for full details.
BUY 3 4 FrEE GET THE
PUrCHASE 3 SELECT IN-STOCK BrIdGESTONE dUELEr A/T or H/T ANd rECEIVE THE 4TH FrEE. OFFEr VALId NOVEMBEr 1 Thru 30, 2012.
Savings off current in-store point-of-sale price on select Bridgestone Dueler A/T or H/T tires. In-store installation required. Not to be combined with another offer on same product and not to be used to reduce outstanding debt. No cash value. Offer good at participating stores. Offer valid November 1 thru 30, 2012. See store for full details.
BUY 3 FrEE GET THE
OFFEr VALId NOVEMBEr 1 Thru 30, 2012.
PUrCHASE 3 SELECT IN-STOCK Firestone Fr710 ANd rECEIVE THE 4TH FrEE.
Savings off current in-store point-of-sale price on select Firestone FR710 tires. In-store installation required. Not to be combined with another offer on same product and not to be used to reduce outstanding debt. No cash value. Offer good at participating stores. Offer valid November 1 thru 30, 2012. See store for full details.
Not Sure Of Your Tire Size? >> Call 1-800-TiresPlus (847-3775) or visit us online at TiresPlus.com
FRee MouNTINg + FRee LIFeTIMe RoTATIoN + FRee AlIgNmENT CHECk + FRee TIRE PRESSuRE CHECk ALIGNMENTS + BrAKES + SHOCKS + STrUTS + TUNE UPS + BATTErIES + BELTS + HOSES + OIL CHANGES + rAdIATOrS Dedicated Oil Change Bay
Oil Change by Appointment - Call or Set Up Online!
SErVICE OF THE MONTH - BrAKES
STANDARD BRAke SeRVICe (PeR AxLe)
LIFETIME WArrANTY ON PAdS ANd SHOES ®
+ INSTALL NEW WAGNEr THErMO-QUIET BrAKE PAdS Or SHOES + MACHINE rOTOrS Or drUMS (IF NECESSArY) + rOAd TEST VEHICLE
FrEE BrAKE INSPECTION Most vehicles + Save off current in-store point-of-sale price + Redeem coupon at participating Tires Plus location. + Not to be combined with another offer on same product or service and not to be used to reduce outstanding debt. No cash value. Void where prohibited + See store for full lifetime pad/shoe replacement warranty details. Offer valid November 23 thru 26, 2012.
TIME SAVING OIL CHANGE
Standard Kendall Synthetic Blend
FRI 11/23 THRU MON 11/26!
Mon - Fri 7-7
FREE 20 Pt. Courtesy Inspection^ + FREE Washer Fluid Top Off FREE Scheduled Maintenance Printout^
30 MIN or LESS
With Appointment ^Most vehicles + Install new oil filter + Refill up to 5 qrts of motor oil - Addit’l quarts extra + Lubricate chassis (If applicable) + Add $2.50 for used oil filter recycling • Redeem coupon at participating Tires Plus location. Not to be combined with another offer on same product or service and not to be used to reduce outstanding debt. No cash value. Void where prohibited. + See store for details + Offer valid 11/24/12 Thru 11/26/12
-No Dealers or Carry-outs, please
We Honor Most National Accounts
Newnan • 510 Bullsboro Dr. .......................................... 770-304-2457 Peachtree City • 2765 W. Highway 54..................................770-486-8484 ^Most vehicles. See store complete details and eligible tires. *See store for complete terms and conditions of written limited warranties. Lifetime warranties are only valid for as long as original customer owns the vehicle. # After the sale and up to 30 days. Bring in the advertisement or quote listing tire and price. Present your original invoice to salesperson. We will verify price and calculate refund (200% of tire price difference). ~Additional auto service and vehicles with special tire and wheel components and/or fitments may require additional time. See store for details. Shop supply charges in the amount of 6% of labor charges will be added to invoices greater than $35. These charges will not exceed $25 and represent costs and profits. Shop supply charges not applicable in CA or NY. Non-mandated disposal charges, if any are disclosed above, may also represent costs and profits. Shop supply fees may vary by location. +If you don’t achieve guaranteed mileage, your Tires Plus retailer will replace your tires on a pro-rated basis. Actual tread life may vary. All warranties apply only to original owner on originally installed vehicle. See retailer for details.
November 2012 — Holiday Gift Guide — 9B
SERVE UP DELICIOUS
Sausage Pinwheels Stuffed Mushrooms
or many home cooks, the choice of a main dish is simple — but choosing all the other dishes isn’t always easy. Do you serve the same side dishes you always do, or try something different? What appetizers should you make — and can you find recipes that aren’t complicated and time consuming? If choosing holiday starters and sides is leaving you stressed, relax. These recipes will let you serve up some traditional flavors with a fun twist — and they won’t keep you trapped in the kitchen. Put a fun — and delicious — spin on the holiday favorites of mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes. Mashtinis were created to spice up your enter taining options this holiday. They start with Mashed Potatoes (found in your grocer’s refrigerated
section), so a lot of the work has already been done for you. Served up in a martini glass, they’ll be the talk of the party. n The Sweet Tater Twist Mashtini gives you all your favorite sweet potato casserole flavors and adds a little smoky bacon and sweet maple syrup. n The Classy Carbonara Mashtini brings in crisp prosciutto, bright green peas, grape tomatoes and herbed cheese for an elegant mashed potato dish that’s a cinch to make. For some easy, more traditional appetizers to feed a crowd, try Stuffed Mushrooms filled with spinach, sausage, Italian cheese and bread crumbs. And with just two ingredients, Sausage Pinwheels couldn’t be easier to make. You’ll enjoy cooking for the holidays when you choose easy starters and sides like these.
Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Yields: 10 servings 1 pound Savory Sage Sausage OR 1 pound Italian Sausage Roll 1/2 box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained (10 ounces) 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs 1/4 cup shredded Italian three cheese blend, divided 50 cleaned mushroom caps Preheat oven to 375°F. In large skillet, cook and crumble sausage until brown. Remove and place in large mixing bowl. Squeeze liquid out of spinach. Mix into the sausage mixture: spinach, bread crumbs, and half of the cheese, blend well. Lightly spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Form balls with about a tablespoon of sausage mixture, and place in cleaned mushroom caps. Top stuffed mushrooms with remaining cheese blend. Place mushroom caps on baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until mushrooms are tender.
Make ahead and freeze, then pull out and bake when unexpected guests pop in. Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Yields: 36 servings 1 pound Original Recipe Sausage Roll, at room temperature 1 can crescent roll dough (8 ounces) Remove crescent roll dough from can. Do not separate rolls. On top of a piece of plastic wrap or aluminum foil, pinch triangles together, and then pinch the rectangles together to form a long rectangle that is about 18 x 14 inches, gently pulling dough as needed. Carefully spread sausage in an even layer over dough. Roll dough lengthwise to form a long roll. Wrap in the plastic wrap or foil. Freeze for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°F. Using a serrated knife, cut dough into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until sausage is cooked through. Drain off any juices. Serve hot. Refrigerate leftovers. Serving suggestion: This recipe may be doubled. Pinwheels may be frozen after slicing. When ready to serve, thaw slices in refrigerator for 30 to 60 minutes and bake.
bring out the
Poinsettias Poinsettias remain one of the most popular holiday flowers. Their vibrant colors are as welcome as holly and berries at Christmas — and many people want to keep their plants healthy so they last longer than the festive season.
When You First Bring Your Poinsettia Home
have and once again keep it at a temperature of Light - Place it near a sunny window. South, east or 65 - 75 degrees F. Continue watering whenever the west facing windows are preferable to a north facing surface of the soil feels dry. Watch for new growth. window. Poinsettias are tropicals and will appreciate Once new growth appears, begin fertilizing every as much direct sunlight as you can provide. two weeks with a complete fertilizer. Heat - To keep the poinsettia in bloom as long as June: Move the poinsettia outside, pot and all. Keep possible, maintain a temperature of 65 - 75 degrees it in a partially shaded location and maintain your F. during the day. Dropping the temperature to watering and fertilizing schedule. about 60 degrees F. at night will not hurt the plant. July: In early July, pinch back each stem by about However, cold drafts or allowing the leaves to touch one inch. This is to encourage a stout, well branched a cold window can injure the leaves and cause plant. If left un-pinched, the poinsettia will grow premature leaf drop. tall and spindly. Water - Water the plant whenever the surface August: By mid-August, the stems should have feels dry to the touch. Water until it drains out the branched and leafed out. Once again, pinch or bottom, but don’t let the plant sit in water. Wilting is cut the new stems, leaving 3-4 leaves on each another common cause of leaf drop. A wilted plant shoot. Bring the plant back indoors and back into can be revived and salvaged, but it will take another your brightest window. Continue watering and season to improve its appearance. fertilizing. Humidity - Lack of humidity during dry seasons, September: Continue regular watering and fertilizing. Make sure the temperature stays above in particular winter, is an ongoing houseplant 65 degrees F. problem. If your home tends to be dry and your poinsettia is in direct light, you will find yourself October: Poinsettias are short-day plants, meaning watering frequently, possibly every day. their bud set is affected by the length of daylight. To re-bloom, poinsettias need about 10 weeks with After Christmas Care 12 hours or less of sunlight per day. You will have January - March: Keep watering the poinsettia to artificially create these conditions and it’s crucial whenever the surface is dry. that you be diligent. Beginning October 1st, keep your plant in complete darkness from 5 pm to 8 April: From the start of the month, gradually am. Any exposure to light will delay blooming. decrease water, allowing it to get dry between Use an opaque box or material to block out light. waterings. Be careful the stem does not begin to shrivel. This is a sign the plant is too stressed and November: Around the last week of November, you is dying. In a week or two, when the plant has can stop the darkness treatment and allow the plant acclimated to this drying process, move it to a cool to remain in the window. You should see flower spot like the basement or a heated garage. You want buds at this point. to keep it at about 60 degrees F. December: Stop fertilizing mid-December. Keep May: In mid-May, cut the stems back to about 4 watering and treat your plant the way you did when inches and repot in a slightly larger container, with you first brought it home in bloom. If all has gone new potting soil. Water it well. Place the newly well, it should be back in bloom and ready to begin the process all over again. potted plant back into the brightest window you
Classy Carbonara Mashtini
Prep time: 20 minutes Yields: 4 Mashtinis 1 package (24 ounces) Original Mashed Potatoes (grocer’s refrigerated section)
2 tablespoons crisped prosciutto, broken into 2-inch pieces 4 tablespoons Boursin cheese 1/4 cup frozen peas, heated 1/2 cup crispy fried shallots 8 grape tomatoes (optional) Prepare mashed potatoes by following the recommended microwave instructions on package. In mixing bowl, place mashed potatoes and cheese. Using a rubber spatula, gently combine mashed potatoes and cheese. Be very careful not to over-mix. Place 3/4 cup mashed potatoes in a martini glass. Stand 3 pieces of crisped prosciutto into mashed potatoes around rim of martini glass so they extend from the mashed potatoes about an inch. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon peas evenly over mashed potatoes. Top lightly with a pinch of crispy fried shallots. Garnish with a skewer of grape tomatoes.
Sweet Tater Twist Mashtini
Prep time: 8 minutes Yields: 4 Mashtinis 1/2 package (12 ounces) Original Mashed Potatoes (grocer’s refrigerated section)
1/2 package (12 ounces) Mashed Sweet Potatoes 1/4 cup mini marshmallows 1/4 cup honey roasted pecans 1/4 cup cooked bacon, crumbled 1/4 cup maple syrup, warm Prepare sweet potatoes by following the recommended microwave instructions on package. Place about 1/3 cup mashed potatoes in bottom of each martini glass. Layer about 1/3 cup (1/8 package) sweet potatoes over mashed potatoes. Repeat layers, using about 1/3 cup mashed potatoes, then 1/3 cup sweet potatoes. Top with 1 tablespoon each marshmallows, pecans and crumbled bacon. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon warmed maple syrup.
“Celebrating 30 Years”
YOUR GO-KART SUPERSTORE!
Country Antiques & Gifts • Custom Mats & Frames
GAN JEFF MOR
7412 E. Hwy 16 • Senoia
Friday and Saturday Only
Gift Ideas Hours: Friday & Saturday: 10 am - 5pm; Sunday: 1 - 5 pm Nancy & Bill Roy, Owners
New Go Starting at
25–65% OFF All Jewelry In Stock
Register to Win a Diamond Heart Pendant in box
Over 150 models to choose from 238 Pine Road (Across from Coweta County Fair Grounds) Parts and Service
Special Savings Throughout the Entire Store!
14 North Court Square Historic Downtown Newnan
10B — Holiday Gift Guide — November 2012
HOW TO CHOOSE THE
hoosing the family Christmas tree can be a seasonal highlight or headache. Everyone has an opinion, and generally, bigger and fuller is seen as better.
Types of Trees
The first decision is what type of tree to go for. There are basically three choices: Artificial trees, Pre-Cut Trees, Live, Potted or Balled and Burlaped trees.
These do have their advantages particularly if you have young children or pets as they don’t shed needles and can be packed away every year once you have finished with them. This option can save money in the long run as you won’t be buying a new tree each year.
The obvious advantage of a precut tree is convenience. There are always hundreds to choose from. The retailer will make a clean cut on the trunk for you and they will usually wrap the tree in plastic mesh, making it easier to get into the house and to set up in the stand. The down side to pre-cut trees is that they were probably cut weeks before they appear at nurseries in your area, which is often weeks before Christmas. You are also usually limited as to variety of tree, the bulk of pre-cut trees being some type of balsam. If you are set on a particular variety of evergreen, such as a Douglas Fir, you may have to pay a high price. Finally, the drawback to both pre-cut and cut your own trees is that they are dead and so they are slowing drying out and dropping needles all over your floor and your presents.
The final Christmas tree choice is a live tree. You may need to pre-order a live tree or even buy
it during the growing season as many can be cut and shipped well before the season. Live trees will, of course, be the freshest choice. If your tree is potted and small enough to move, you can re-use it for several years. But if your objective is to use the tree for the holidays and then plant it in your landscape, there are several more factors to consider, like mature height and width and when are you going to get it into the ground.
dark green to blue variety. It holds its needles well and is very fragrant.
What to Look For When Choosing a Live Tree
White Fir or Concolor Fir - This fir is relatively new as a Christmas tree and becoming increasingly popular. The blue-green needles are 1/2 to 1-1/2 inches long with both a nice aroma and good needle retention. A very attractive tree.
Needles - Basically there are short-needled spruces and firs and long-needled pines. Of greater concern than needle length is their needle-holding ability. Something like a hemlock is totally unsuitable because the needles start dropping as soon as the tree is cut. Spruces will lose their needles more readily than pines, when drying out. Freshness - A fresh tree will look healthy and green, with few browning needles. The needles will feel pliable and when broken and squeezed, they will exude pitch. A simple test for freshness is rubbing your hand along a branch to see if needles fall off.
Norway Spruce - Pretty tree with poor needle retention. Scotch Pine - This is one of the most popular Christmas trees. The branches are stiff with ridged, dark green needles that hold for four weeks and don’t drop when dry. As a bonus, Scotch Pine has a nice, lasting aroma.
White Pine - White Pines are having a difficult time right now. When healthy, they will retain their blue green needles throughout the holiday season. They make a very full Christmas tree. Because they have little to no fragrance they are a good choice for people who have allergic reaction to the spicier trees.
l ce ia
Shape - Most evergreens don’t grow into perfect conical Christmas trees. Growers shear the trees each year to maintain a nice shape and to encourage the branches to fill out. A full tree is beautiful on its own, but if you have a lot of ornaments, a tree with shorter branches might be a better fit. Ornaments get lost in lush trees, like the firs. Also keep in mind the sturdiness of the branches. Many pines make tempting choices because of their long needles, but the branches will bend under the weight of even smaller ornaments. Here’s a breakdown of popular evergreens suitable for use as cut Christmas trees:
One Gif t Fits All.
Giftscriptions – the only gift delivered all year long!
Douglas Fir - A beautiful, full
OLD & NEW Collectibles and More. Something For Everyone! Please join us for our
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Celebrating 147 years of editorial
Saturday, December 1st • 10 AM - 6 PM
and advertising excellence in Coweta County.
Holiday Decorating Seminars 12 PM & 4 PM
Refreshments and WIN Door Prizes
OpEN MONday-Saturday 10-6
1690 Hwy. 34 East • Newnan (Behind QT)
2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1! 132.68 includes for 2 subscriptions tax
(One for a gift, one for yourself) OR (Two gift subscriptions) ADDED VALUE: Receive 6 issues of the award-winning Newnan-Coweta Magazine, the annual Coweta Living, and The Newnan Times-Herald Digital Edition FREE with your paid home delivery subscription!
Call 770-304-3373 to take advantage of this special offer.
Plaid Friday is Nov. 23!
Choose the subscription that’s right for you.
Arts gallery ♦ studio
Find Great One of a Kind Christmas Gifts! Original works of art by local Artisans... Paintings ♦ Pottery ♦ Jewelry ♦ Fabric Arts and more! Night at the Museum
Friday nights are the place to be in beautiful downtown Newnan. Each week you get to create a painting ready for framing. You don’t have to know how to paint. We will teach you step by step.
We offer Classes!
Oil • Portrait • Acrylic • Pastel • Watercolor • Drawing • Children’s Classes • Photoshop • Photography • Pottery • Jewelry • Fabric Arts • Pinterest Crafts • Book Binding • ZenTangle and More!
Private Lessons, Children’s Birthday Parties Private Painting Parties 14 Jefferson Street • Newnan • 678-633-5705 www.cornerartsgallery.net
Digital Edition Only
Print and Digital Editions Focus on Education
Crane talks issues
Coweta’s Local Daily MAGAZINE
A Times-Herald Publication
New Piedmont Newnan opens Tuesday firstname.lastname@example.org Piedmont Newnan Hospital officially opens Tuesday at its new campus at 745 Poplar Road. But before that can happen the aging facility on Hospital Road must be officially closed. It’s not a process that hap:[HJR )HZZ pens with the flip of a switch or wave of a magic wand. and remarks from hospital Moving from the old facility officials make it clear they are to the new is actually a balanc- ready to officially celebrate ing act that requires keeping the opening of Georgia’s newboth facilities open for more est hospital on Tuesday at 745 than a week as people, equip- Poplar Road beside Interstate ment and procedures under- 85. “We’ve waited a long time 7OV[VI`1LMMYL`3LV go a transition that allows no to be able to welcome patients for error. ;OLYL^HZHJ[P]P[`-YPKH`H[[OLUL^7VWSHY9VHKJHTW\ZVM7PLKTVU[5L^UHU/VZWP[HSZL[[VVMMP room It’s not a process anyone to their new community hosJPHSS` VWLU ;\LZKH` 6U -YPKH` V\[WH[PLU[ YHKPVSVN` WYVJLK\YLZ ILNHU H[ [OL UL^OVZWP[HS HUK [OL pital,” said Tim Stack, presiV\[WH[PLU[ SHI HUK YLZWPYH[VY` JLU[LY VWLULK ;OL 7VWSHY 9VHK *VTTHUK *LU[LY MYVT ^OPJO [OL takes lightly. But, so far, the procedure is going smoothly dent and CEO of Piedmont MPUHSTV]L^PSSILV]LYZLLU;\LZKH`VWLULK-YPKH`K\YPUNKH`[PTLOV\YZ
1(: &$1&(5+263,7$/ Blessing event held at facility
Hea lt hca re. “ We’re proud of the new facility and the expanded services we offer residents of Coweta County and the surroundRelated ing areas. The open- story, page of ing 5A the new Piedmont New n a n Hospita l is pa ramount to our vision of providing comprehensive, quality health care services across the Piedmont Healthcare system.” The final days of joint operation between the two facilities are scheduled down to the minute to make sure that essentia l ser v ices offered at Hospital Road remain in ac until those services are place p
¶:(·5( 3528' 2) 1(: )$&,/,7<·³67$&.
New Piedmont Newnan opens Tuesday %\$/(;0&5$( email@example.com Piedmont Newnan Hospital officially opens Tuesday at its new campus at 745 Poplar Road. But before that can happen the aging facility on Hospital Road must be officially closed. It’s not a process that hap)HZZ :[HJR pens with the flip of a switch or wave of a magic wand. and remarks from hospital Moving from the old facility officials make it clear they are to the new is actually a balanc- ready to officially celebrate ing act that requires keeping the opening of Georgia’s newboth facilities open for more est hospital on Tuesday at 745 than a week as people, equip- Poplar Road beside Interstate
See /6:70;(3, page 2A
Westmoreland hears concerns about energy regulations
The A RECYCLER’S GARDEN
Issue REMEMBERING WARNER HIGH
A HORSEY AFFAIR 2012
Hea lt hca re. “ We’re proud of the new facility and the expanded services we offer residents of Coweta County and the surroundRelated ing areas. The open- story, page ing of 5A the new Piedmont New n a n Hospita l is pa ramount to our vision of providing comprehensive, quality health care services across the Piedmont Healthcare system.” The final days of joint operation between the two facili-
%\::,167216.,11(5 firstname.lastname@example.org U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland toured CowetaFayette EMC’s north Coweta headquarters on Friday afternoon. His tour followed a meeting with Cowetaenergy directors about federal energy staff and directors y Fayette
May/June 2012 | $3.95
You get all the benefits of the digital subscription including these additional features: • The convenience of print home delivery • Comics • Special print inserts • USA Weekend print edition • Newnan-Coweta Magazine - 6 issues per year • Annual Coweta Living magazine
All of the local coverage from our community’s staff of journalists • Full access to an online replica of the print edition on your computer or laptop • iPad app allowing you to read the print edition from your iPad.
times-herald.com | newnancowetamag.com
Coweta’s Local Daily Newspaper, Published 5 Days A Week
16 Jefferson Street | Newnan, GA 30263 | 770-304-3373 Expires 12/31/12 (Subscriptions must be paid in advance. Does not apply to mailed subscriptions.)
November 2012 — Holiday Gift Guide — 11B
! ly n o 3 2 . v o N , y a id Fr
Open 6am - 9pm
INTEREST-FREE Financing Available 11/23-12/24
ls! ea d s u io ic el d e es h t n o es ey r feast you
$ e sav 400 11-inch, 4GB RAM, 128GB flash storage Model# MC969LL/A
Free Canon Printer** with Mac purchase ®
PeachMac Gift Card
save $ 150
with iPad® purchase***
Canon MG5320 Wireless Printer/Copier/Scanner
3rd generation | Retina display 16GB Wi-Fi | 30-pin | Black (not eligible for $40 gift card offer)
OGIO Prequel Backpack only
SAVE $20 Black only
iPhone 5 Case
16GB | Black
Agent 18 only
Black Leather only | Fits iPad 2,3,4
SAVE $20 $ only
SlimShield model only
SAVE $15 Black only
iPad • Mac • iPod • Accessories • Service ®
PeachMac at The Avenue Peachtree City • 678-788-6560 • peachmac.com *All offers available while supplies last. Quantities limited. Discounts available Friday, November 23 only. All offers limit one per customer. Not responsible for typographical errors. See store for additional details. **Offer not valid on $799 MacBook Air deal. Not eligible on Macs purchased with education discounts. ***Eligible only on purchase of full size iPad. Not available with the purchase of an iPad mini or the $399 iPad 3rd Gen offer.
12B — Holiday Gift Guide — November 2012
TREE LIGHTING FESTIVITIES
Saturday1 NOVEMBER 24TH 5:30-6:30 PM The “CAPERETTES” Under the direction of Stephen Ball, The Caperettes are comprised of students from Southern Crescent Academy of Dance and Star Dance. These talented dancers will be presenting a collection of “Rockette” inspired numbers. Come watch The Caperettes open the event with “Rocking Around The Christmas Tree.” Other favorites performed will be “Toyland,” “Toy Soldier,” “Sleigh Ride,” and “Let It Snow.”
CHILDREN’S CHOIR AND SANTA’S ARRIVAL 5:30 - 6:30 PM First Baptist Church of Newnan Sanctuary Choir and Senior High School Choir singing songs of the season directed by Rev. Lee Chitwood, Minister of Music, First Baptist Church of Newnan and Rev. Jerry Walker, Minister to Senior Adults First Baptist Church of Newnan reading the “Night Before Christmas.”
s r a d n e l a C Mark y1ou1r RLD
UR WO O Y T H IG L … GLOW
2 DECEMBER un and 5K fun run. 1 Mile Fun R d for the kids n a ach h n o e b l il munity Outre m o Santa w C p a G e dging th Benefiting Bri
SCENE Y IT IV T A N E LIV 2 & DEC. 21 - 2
14 - 15 DECEMBER 5:00-7:30 PM hurch oyal Baptist C R y b d te n se Pre
AIN RIDE R T ’ S ID K E E FR ND 16 15 A DECEMBER 3:00-6:00 PM ! hristmas Tree C e th d n u ro A
RAPPING W T IF G E E R F ER 22 ND DECEMB
1A DECEMBER M h 11:00-8:00 P Baptist Churc e id S h rt o N y Sponsored b ECEMBER 15 D D N A 8 R E DECEMB r Club M chool Booste S h 11:00-8:00 P ig H ta e w y East Co Sponsored b
Dillard’s, Georgian Cinemas, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Barnes & Noble, Belk, Best Buy Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan, GA 30265 I-85@ exit 47
Y A D I R F K C A BL SHOPPINidG night
ns at M ✓ Belk Ope idnight Opens at M y u B t s e B ✓ ight ens at Midn ✓ Dick’s Op pens at 8 am ✓ Dillard’s O
SANTA HOURS Nov. 24 Nov. 25 Dec. 1 Dec. 2 Dec. 8 Dec. 9 Dec. 15 Dec. 16 Dec. 22 Dec. 23
12:00 - 6:00 PM 12:00 - 6:00 PM 12:00 - 3:00 PM 12:00 - 6:00 PM 3:00 - 6:00 PM 12:00 - 6:00 PM 12:00 - 6:00 PM 12:00 - 6:00 PM 12:00 - 6:00 PM 12:00 - 6:00 PM