Newnan Notes: Wadsworth to bring classical concert to auditoriumBy GINA SNIDER
City of Newnan Public Information Officer
Newnan famous son and world-known pianist Charles Wadsworth will once again appear in concert on the stage of his namesake Wadsworth Auditorium and present a spectacular array of classical musicians to the Newnan and Coweta County.
General admission tickets are priced at $20 - available at Scott's Book Store and at Let Them Eat Toffee on the Court Square, at Morgan's Jewelers in Ashley Park, or at Bank of Coweta at Thomas Crossroads. Patron tickets, including a post-concert reception, are also available. Patron inquiries are invited and information is available from Concert Chair John White, 770-253-1959.
The City of Newnan will celebrate 'Georgia Cities Week' April 22-28. Georgia Cities Week is sponsored by the Georgia Municipal Association and is designed to showcase and celebrate cities and the many services they provide. Newnan will be holding a variety of events throughout the week. The theme of this year's Georgia Cities Week is 'Georgia's Cities: The Magic of Cities,' highlighting cities contributions in economic development, historic preservation and in providing quality of life for residents and businesses.
New this year the city will present a magic show for children at the Wadsworth Auditorium on April 28 at 3 p.m. Magician Ken Scott will be on hand to present the Magic of Cities. Scott has more than 20 years of experience, performing more than 350 shows a year.
Scott is a two-time winner of the Greater Atlanta Magician of the year award. In addition, he was featured on CNN Headline News, where he headlined their segment on A Day of Magic. He performs yearly in Hollywood California at The World Famous Magic Castle, which is home to the Academy of Magical Arts. Scott has also performed five times at the White House. He has also appeared on ABC's America's Funniest Home Videos.
This will be a free admission event but you will need to pick up tickets and reserve a spot. Tickets for the Magic show can picked up at the Carnegie, City Hall or Scott's Bookstore.
A special event, 'The Magic of Newnan,' will be held at The Carnegie on April 24 during the lunch hours of 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Several of Newnan's cultural non-profits are participating. Highlighting their activities, which also provide enrichment and quality of life for the residents of Newnan, are Newnan Coweta Arts Association, the Newnan Coweta Historical Society, Newnan Theatre Company, Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation, New Leaf Community Garden, and Master Gardeners.
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The Spring Taste of Newnan will be held on Thursday from 5- 8:30 p.m. Main Street Newnan is now accepting vendor applications until Wednesday. The applications can be found online at www.mainstreetnewnan.com .
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The Carnegie Schedule of events for the week:
• Monday, April 16 at 10:30 a.m. "Language Enrichment with Tonya Riley." For children ages three and under, speech pathologist, Tonya Riley, interacts with children during their storytime program and assists the children with pronunciation of words and word comprehension.
• Monday, April 16 at 2:30 p.m. "Spring Housing Market – Seeing Green Shoots." Join Realtor Linda Scott, who provides an update on the local spring housing market.
• Tuesday, April 17 at 2:30 p.m. "The Joy of Knitting – A Tutorial." Bring in your knitting project. Instructor Joy Gugert will guide you through trouble spots.
• Wednesday, April 18 at 11:45 a.m. "Sack Lunch Cinema." This month's selection, "Dangerous Liaisons." Special pre-movie commentary by Newnan Theatre Company Artistic Director Paul Conroy. The theatre company will be presenting the play on which the movie was based, starting April 19. Bring your lunch. Beverages and dessert provided. Running time: 119 minutes. Rated: R.
• Friday, April 20 at 2:30 p.m. "Nature Matters – An Earth Day Celebration." From Southern Conservation Trust, join, Jim Qualls, who shares how to preserve the legacy of land in the Southern crescent.
• Monday, April 16 at 5: 30 p.m. The Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation hosts "From D.C. to Newnan: The Facts, No Spin." Phil Smith, National Political Director of the non-partisan Concord Coalition, shares the latest from the Congressional Budget Office; current report from the Government Accountability Office; future of Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security; and the impact of the Health Care Bill.
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Keep Newnan Beautiful reminds everyone that the third annual Walk n' Wag is right around the corner! The Walk n' Wag will be held Saturday, May 12. Participants will stroll through downtown neighborhoods starting and ending at Temple Avenue Park. Vendors will be on hand for your pet shopping pleasure before, during, and after the walk. No dog? No problem. The Humane Society will loan you a dog to walk! On-site micro-chipping will be available for $20. Bring the entire family for a fun filled morning! Register online at active.com or www.keepnewnanbeautiful.org . Proceeds will go to purchasing additional pet stations for city parks. For more information please call Carol Duffey at 770-253-8283, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.keepnewnanbeautiful.org .
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Several new occupational tax certificates have been issued by the city. The businesses are: JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA, Robin Adair Life Coaching, Diane Wilhelm dba Dynamic Cleaning Service & More, HUF Convenience Store, Incdba Crescent Food Mart, Tutor You and Vincent Greco and Authorized Franchisee Snap-On Tools.
For more information on tax occupational certificates or city taxes please contact the Finance Department at 770-253-2682.
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Spring and warmer weather is here! As a result, more citizens will be outside enjoying the city and walking. From the SafeSTEP Pedestrian Safety Campaign, here is a myth and fact for drivers.
Myth: Speed limits are just suggestions. Fact: Speeding is the primary cause in 32 percent of all fatal motor vehicle (NHTSA). Going the speed limit vs. just five miles an hour over the speed limit means the difference of being able to stop for a young child that darts out in the street vs. hitting and killing the child.
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The Engineering Department would like to remind the public to avoid using too much fertilizer and chemicals on their lawns. Over fertilizing and overuse of chemicals cannot only hurt lawns, but can damage the water quality. It can also damage our biological and aquatic habitats. Please continue to report hot spots, spills, clogged catch basins, illegal dumping and illicit connections and discharges into the street or storm drain systems to the City of Newnan Environmental Hotline at 770-253-1823.
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City of Newnan Animal Control Warden Cyndi Hoffman says fleas and ticks may be tiny little buggers, but they can take a bite out of your dog's happy life. But keeping your dog critter-free is a bigger responsibility than most pet-people realize.
Not only are there an overwhelming number of flea and tick products on the market, but warns that "these products may contain ingredients that could harm pets and children." In fact, at least 1,600 pet deaths related to spot on treatments with pyrethroids were reported to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the last five years. That's why it's critical to consult your vet before starting your pet on any flea and tick control products and read the labels.