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BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

SOUTH METRO – For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of Inexpensive Date Spots for you to take your special someone.

In today’s economy, it’s important to find companionship which, in our opinion, is the cheapest form of entertainment. However, it’s the springtime, and people like to get out every now and then. So, check out these suggestions for fun under $15.

If you had a rough week, take your date to Range, Guns and Safes to blow off some steam. Every Wednesday, this range, located in Forest Park, costs $10 for the first hour of target practice for male/female couples. Subsequent hours are $12 each.

DASANI® Blue Crew Rewarded 1,000 Atlanta Residents for Random Acts of Greenness

DASANI® Blue Crew Rewarded 1,000 Atlanta Residents for Random Acts of Greenness

DASANI Celebrated its New PlantBottle® Packaging by Giving Back to Local Eco-Samaritans

The first 100 percent recyclable beverage packages made with plants were made readily available on April 4, 2011 to people across the U.S. To recognize the little things people do to live more sustainably, a DASANI Blue Crew attended two big events in Atlanta on April 16 and April 17 and thanked residents for partaking in eco-friendly activities. The local effort helped to celebrate the national launch of DASANI PlantBottle® packaging – a 100 percent recyclable bottle made of up to 30 percent plants.

More than 1,000 Atlanta residents were “caught,” by the DASANI Blue Crew, being environmental do-gooders.

Career Center sets employer open house, recruitments

Reported by Sarah Fay Campbell 

NEWNAN, Ga. -- The Georgia Department of Labor's Newnan Career Center is starting a series of "open house" events for employers to ask questions about labor rules and regulations.

The first of the monthly events will be Wednesday, from 4:30 to 5:30. Plans are to hold the open houses the first Wednesday of each month.

For the entire story, visit the Times-Herald Online.

Community Welcome House to host 'Coweta's Dancing Stars"

Community Welcome House to host 'Coweta's Dancing Stars"

NEWNAN, Ga. – On April 19, the Community Welcome House, a safe haven who mission is to save lives from domestic and family violence is presenting Coweta’s Dancing Stars.

The event will be held at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts at 7:00 p.m. The Community Welcome House is a 501c3 nonprofit recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a faith based program. 

Visit them online at www.communitywelcomehouse.org to vote, purchase a ticket or learn about the organization.

Make the Carnegie your Spring Break destination

NEWNAN, Ga. -- (submitted by Amy Mapel) The Carnegie has several events especially for Spring Break.  “We enjoy providing family programs during school breaks”, says Media Coordinator Amy Mapel.

On Tuesday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m., please join us for Game Day.  Bring your own game or play one of ours.  Snacks provided.

The mid-week movie will be “Despicable Me”, rated PG, on Wednesday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m.  Popcorn will be served!

One of our favorite programs, Family Yoga, will be held on Thursday, April 7 at 10:00 a.m.  The theme this time is Spring Day Adventure.  All ages are welcome and mats will be provided.

Please call the Carnegie at 770-683-1347 to reserve a spot today and visit www.newnancarnegie.com for a complete calendar of events.


Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation to donate $90,000 worth of instruments

Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation to donate $90,000 worth of instruments

NEWNAN, Ga. -- The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports music education in public schools across the country, will present its ninth annual music teacher awards at Carnegie Hall in New York on March 11. 

Five music teachers were selected from across the country and, in addition to the honor, will each receive $10,000.  The award recognizes music teachers who best emulate the personal characteristics and dedication of "Mr. Holland," portrayed by Richard Dreyfuss in the hit 1995 movie.

This year’s awards will mark the 15th anniversary of the foundation, founded by composer Michael Kamen who passed away in 2003.

Coweta County Middle Schools Smokey Road and Evans will receive $90,000 worth of musical instrument donations thanks to the support of the Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation and the efforts of the Mister Holland’s Opus Foundation (MHOF).

Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies to open Newnan store

Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies to open Newnan store

NEWNAN – Leslie’s Poolmart has announced their plans to open a store in Newnan on April 1. The store will celebrate their grand opening on April 1-4 with specials and festivities throughout the weekend, which include 20% off everything in the store.

Larry Hayward, CEO of Leslie’s Poolmart, Inc. stated that, "Our new stores will offer customers an expansive selection of swimming pool supplies, pool equipment and recreational items.  Leslie's associates serve as a valuable resource for swimming pool owners and provide detailed, knowledgeable information needed for their pool care.  All of our store locations provide free water testing and free labor on all in-store equipment repairs.  Additionally, all customers visiting our new stores will receive 20% off their entire purchase during our grand opening event.”

The new store will be open 7 days a week.