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Move the Mountain

Inspiring and Equipping Communities to Resolve Poverty and Thrive

 The Troup County Center for Strategic Planning would like to invite all community members and organizations to become involved in learning about poverty and how we can develop a Circles Model to address poverty in Troup County. This project will take approximately 150 volunteers at various levels of commitment.

Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop

Thursday, March 8

Afternoon Session: 12:30 – 4:00


Evening Session:  5:30 -9:00

Location:          Del’avant        141 Main Street      LaGrange, Georgia 30240


The sessions are free but you must register for either the afternoon or the evening session.

(Light refreshments will be served)


Contact:         Kay Durand 706-298-3639 or email kdurand@troupco.org

Reservations must be received no later than Monday, March 5.

For more information:

Move the Mountain: www.movethemountain.org

www.youtube.com: End Poverty in America- Move the Mountain with Circles

The Bridges Out of Poverty workshop will be lead by one of the authors:

Terie Dreusi-Smith

At the conclusion of the workshop, you will learn about the Circles Organization and have an opportunity to assess where your talents and interests can best align with the needs of the program.


Today’s show Patrick talks about the Oscars, and he speaks with Jason Seagal of Sa Za of downtown Newnan.

Claddagh Pet Boarding announces one-of-a-kind Open House, Saturday March 31, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Gay, Georgia: Claddagh Pet Boarding, a full service pet boarding facility, was founded by its owners to provide an affordable place for pets to enjoy abundant outdoor playtime in a truly relaxed atmosphere.
Claddagh has always prided itself on a wide selection of spacious kennels and open play areas. In fact, having a place where dogs can exercise is a main attraction. The largest paddock is a 1.2 acre space – for all dogs to run, roam and play.
The Open House will showcase the new addition to the Claddagh Pet Boarding: more roomy kennels for large dogs and family of dogs. The event will include tours of the facility as well as some light refreshments.
Claddagh is located just a quick drive from Peachtree City, Newnan, LaGrange and Fayetteville. It is the only licensed boarding kennel in Meriwether County, Georgia. The staff has over eighty years of joint experience working with animals, both big and small.
The Homeward Bound Canine Rescue will also have some precious dogs looking for their forever homes. Local, intimate and dedicated, the Homeward Bound Canine Rescue provides excellent temporary foster care.
Please join us on Saturday, March 31st for our first ever Open House from 10 pm – 1 pm
About Claddagh Pet Boarding
Claddagh is Irish for Love, Friendship and Loyalty. That motto drives everything about Claddagh Pet Boarding.
Claddagh prides itself on affordability, abundant outdoor playtime for everyone and a dedication to each and every pet. Drop offs and pickups are available 7 days a week.
Appointments can be arranged by calling (706) 538-0388 or by sending an email to Mary Walker: mary@claddaghboarding.com.

The Newnan Junior Service League (NJSL) will host its sixth annual ShamROCK and Run and Benefit Concert on Saturday, March 3.  The race, which begins in downtown Newnan, includes a 10K, 5K and 1-mile “Leprechaun Lap”, with the 1-mile Leprechaun Lap beginning at 7:45 a.m. and the 10K and 5K race beginning at 8 a.m.

“Both the 10K and 5K race routes are certified and are among the last qualifying races for the Peachtree Road Race,” said Kristi Mundt, ShamROCK and Run chair. “The 10K course is for competitive runners, while the 5K and 1 Mile are fun for the whole family. Dogs and strollers are welcome on the 5K course, so bring the whole family, and get a healthy start to your Saturday morning, all for an awesome cause.”

Race fees are $18 for running clubs and NJSL Sustainers, and $25 for regular registration (through race day).  To register, please visit active.com, or mail a check payable to the NJSL, c/o Kristi Mundt at 65 Howard Hughes Road, Newnan, Ga. 30263.  For more information on the race, contact Kristi Mundt at 404-272-0517 or kristi_mundt@yahoo.com.

Results will be posted on Active.com. These times may be printed and used on the Peachtree Road Race application.  Please visit atlantatrackclub.com for details.

 Race packets will not be mailed. Numbers may be picked up on Friday, March 2 at the NJSL office, located at 6 East Washington Street in downtown Newnan, from 3 until 7 p.m. or on race day at the registration table.

Awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female finishers in each of the 15 age groups. The ShamROCK and Run is part of the 2012 Run and See Georgia Grand Prix Series.

The benefit concert, featuring the Eric Dodd Band, with the Blake Bryant Band as the opening act, will be held at the Alamo in downtown Newnan at 7 p.m.

The concert also includes a silent auction featuring items including: tickets to the Center for Puppetry Arts; Bob Shapiro Photography gift certificate; Canongate Golf Clubs gift basket; Chef Lance of Coweta Club private dinner for four; Coweta Equipment Rental bounce house gift certificate; Merle Norman gift certificate and makeup; Monkey Joes birthday party; Orchard Hills four weekend rounds of golf; Serenbe one-night stay; Sister Sweets two dozen cupcakes; Sprayberry’s Barbeque gift certificate and gift basket; Stone Mountain Park 2 tickets; Annie VanAmberg painting and stationary; Lee King gift basket; and Star Salon hair straightening.

Tickets are available for purchase on the NJSL webpage (njslonline.org) or from any NJSL member for $50 each.

Today’s show, Jonathan Hickman talks about movies, and  awards.

Today’s show discusses Valentine’s Day with staff member Amy Lane.

Pine Mountain Auction
Butts Mill Farm
Upcoming Auction Dates

February Auction Details

Our February Auction is going to be great!  We already have people bringing in great items by the truckload! We will be posting pictures as we get things unpacked & moved to our location at “Butts Mill Farm”.


We are hosting the auction for West Georgia Technical College at Butts Mill Farm (2280 Butts Mill Rd Pine Mtn., Ga). The auction is held in the heated barn with lots of seating and a very inviting fireplace. Butts Mill Farm’s Bon Vivant Cafe will have lots of great food for purchase, so come early and have coffee & chat around the fire before the auction. No admission charge to the farm on Saturday for viewing the auction or for attending the auction on Sunday. We still have some room if you would like to donate to the auction for the college or you can consign for your own profit or to sell and donate to your own charity. We will be posting pictures as things arrive. Keep checking back.

 We are having our annual 3 auctions of the year (Jan., Feb., March, & a special one in April that we will give more details on later). We are also taking consignments of one item, entire estates, collections, etc. This is a great way to raise money to pay off those Christmas bills or to just get rid of old to make room for new.
We are looking foreword to seeing each one of you again and hoping to make new friends.
Date: 2nd Sunday of February(12th)
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 2280 Butts Mill Road, Pine Mountain, Georgia 31822
Phone: 706-663-7400

The Winter Market features a variety of local and regional vendors selling seasonally available products such as baked goods, soaps, sauces and other specialty items.  (A list of vendors is below).

The Farmers Market is committed to supporting the development of our local agricultural economy and healthy stewardship of area land. All products are produced within a 150-mile radius of Callaway’s home in Pine Mountain, Georgia. It offers an opportunity for farmers and artisans to sell their goods directly to consumers; assists businesses who sell locally grown food and garden-related products; and provides a unique shopping experience and gathering place for guests at Callaway Gardens.

A Spring Market will be available as part of Celebrate Spring! on March 23-25 and March 30-April 1.  The second full season of the Callaway Gardens Farmers Market will be open Friday, May 4 through October 6.

WHEN:11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, February 11 and Saturday, February 25

 WHERE:Callaway Gardens’ Circus Tent at Robin Lake Beach, Pine Mountain, Georgia (Enter through Beach Gate on U.S. Hwy. 27)

 HOW:Admission is free.

For additional information, visit www.callawaygardens.com or call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292).

  Even in nature, “there’s an app for that.”  The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced a new mobile app for both iPhones and Androids.  The Georgia DNR Pocket Ranger® Mobile Tour Guide uses some of the most advanced GPS smartphone technology to provide outdoor enthusiasts with features to enhance their visits.  Developed by ParksByNature Network, the free app is available by visiting Apple iTunes, Android Market or StateParkApps.com.

Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites offer gorgeous vistas, a myriad of activities and endless hours of exploration. With the release of the new Pocket Ranger® Mobile Tour Guide, discovering places like Cloudland Canyon and Skidaway Island is easier than ever.

From activity searches and park descriptions, to current weather reports and trail maps, Pocket Ranger® has a wide range of benefits.  App users can find state parks near them, browse events, apply for boat registration, see campground maps, purchase fishing licenses and more.

DNR officials emphasize that the app’s extensive features, social sharing options and safety functions make it a valuable resource for not only park users but also park rangers.  The app’s advanced GPS section allows hikers to track and share their explorations with other Pocket Ranger® users, family and friends. GPS plays a pivotal role in the app’s safety functions, including an alert feature that informs designated phone contacts of coordinates in case of an emergency.
Agency leaders also hope that Pocket Ranger® will help incite a love of nature in children who typically spend a great deal of time inside with electronics.  By using the app, parents can involve the whole family in deciding which state parks to explore during free time.
To learn more about the free app, visit stateparkapps.com/apps/ga/apps.php and for details about Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites, visit GeorgiaStateParks.org.

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