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In today’s show, Patrick discusses the Humming Bird Festival in Hogansville Georgia and the Cotton Pickin’ Fair in Gay Georgia.








Hogansville Hummingbird Festival
  Kick-Off Dinner
 & Silent Auction
at the Beautiful
Vintage White Barn at the
Victoria Belle Mansion  
Thursday, October 15
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
602 E. Main Street
Dinner, Dancing & Silent Auction
$65.00 per person
Call 706-333-2520 for Reservations 





Lagrange Art Museum presents the new exhibition Mirror Mirror from October 9th through January 16, 2015.  Mirror Mirror is proudly sponsored by Renasant Bank.


In partnership with Hills & Dales, this exhibit will link the Art Museum as community participant along with the Legacy Museum, in the year-long celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Callaway family home.


Featuring portraiture – mirroring – portraiture, this unique exhibit will take a unique (and at times, humorous and irreverent) look at portraiture across centuries and cultures and will include some of Troup County’s best known citizens as well as some of its unsung.


Inspiration for this show came from the Museum’s Executive Director, Karen Anne Briggs, who became fascinated with the portrayal of the human face and form, and the almost infinite ways in which a finite subject can be interpreted and viewed through an artist’s eye.  A quick scan of the subject revealed early on that since early man lived in the French Caves of Chauvet over 30,000 years ago, man has been intrigued with capturing much more than just their own likeness and have mirrored-through-portrait, a diverse array of God’s creatures around them…


Portrait artists include the famous as well as the infamous, and range from cartoonists to Lamar Dodd.  Among those artists whose work will represent portraiture are Adah Mendenhall Awtrey (d. 1952), Kate Flournoy Edwards (d.1980), Lelia Cheney Freeman, Gail Grice, Chris Hagebak, Len Jagoda, Ming Qin, Malcom Mayer Rae, Lanora Pierce Yates and Cora Waterhouse.



And, portraits will range in subject from the pet rooster, “Basil” and Mayor Jim Thornton’s dogs, to Mrs. Carolina Holt Hill (courtesy of the Benjamin Harvey Hill Home, Belleview) and Mr. Fuller Callaway, Sr.


The upper floor of the Museum will feature a retrospective of Genna and Signe Grushovenko’s contemporary twist on portraiture.


Former residents of LaGrange, Signe eventually became a founding partner of Artists in Residence cooperative gallery. It was at the grand opening of AIR that she met Genna and immediately told her mother that he was ‘the one’. Genna and Signe Grushovenko have been married for 16 years and collaborating artists for more than twelve.


Gennadiy Petrovich Grushovenko’s father was a musician in the Soviet military and the family traveled from place to place in the Soviet Union when Genna was young. When Genna was ten, he and his family settled permanently in Kiev, Ukraine. Following in his father’s footsteps, Genna entered the Soviet military at 16 where he played trombone for his four years of compulsory service. Upon his release from the military, Genna became a ceramicist, apprenticing himself to Kiev potter Tigran Movsisiyan and eventually becoming an originating member of the Gonchary ceramic cooperative, one of the first privately owned businesses in Kiev after the fall of the Soviet Union. Grushovenko came to the US in 1997 and became an AIR partner shortly after the facility opened in 1998.


After their fateful meeting at the AIR opening, from adjacent studios Genna and Signe quickly came together as artists, friends, husband and wife, and then collaborators.


Their collaboration began in earnest after Genna was featured in a solo show at the LaGrange Art Museum. Concerned about the backdrop of grey walls for his ceramics, he decided to make a number of large scale, abstract paintings to highlight his three dimensional work. After the show, the plan was for Signe to recycle those canvases for her paintings. Instead of gessoing over them, she painted directly atop his paintings, leaving large swaths of his technique showing in the final pieces. Excited by the fruits of this experiment, the couple began collaborating more or less full time.


One of the very first pieces from that experiment will be featured in the show. It is the 5′ square floral titled ‘Birthday Flowers’, owned by the artists’ friend and former AIR partner Melinda Clair.


Works in this exhibit clearly illuminate the transition between Signe’s early work and the current work of the Signe/Genna collaboration. Pre-collaboration pieces can be identified by the fact that only her name is included on the tag. Twelve years into the process, the work continues to evolve.


“Mirror Mirror  is the Museum’s final show in 2015, and will run through mid-January, 2016,” says Bobby Cammon, LaGrange Art Museum’s Board President.  “It is particularly appropriate for this year, as this is a community-sourced exhibition that celebrates connections, collecting, and sharing. As we celebrate the opening of the Museum’s new Center for Creative Learning here on our campus, we are proud of the fact that the collectors featured are our neighbors and friends, making this exhibition uniquely a Troup County experience. The high level of community participation is a hallmark of the LaGrange Art Museum.”


Located on the corner of Lafayette Parkway and Morgan Street, this mixed-use multi-art space features an Event Space, Artists’ Studios, Pottery Studio and Demo-Kitchen, and teaches a variety of creative classes and hosts a variety of events.


The human drive to portray, acknowledge and recognize is strong. These portraits are fascinating for a number of reasons – some are humorous, some are historic, some are works of art, some are astonishing, some display ingenuity and inventiveness – and all are of surpassing interest to their commissioners. Visitors to Mirror Mirror will not only see fabulous portraits, but gain insight into the subjects themselves.


The LaGrange Art Museum thanks the many, many lenders who have shared with us. “Many of the portraits have never been displayed publically, and will be seen outside their settings in private residences for the first time,” said Karen Anne Briggs.  “While the Museum may be full, I’m guessing there are any number of homes in the County that are looking a little empty. We are grateful that so many of our friends and supporters have stepped forward and are willing to share their family treasures with us and the community, particularly during the holiday season.”

Charity Classic Event
White Oak Saturday, October 10th
Canongate I Saturday, October 31st
During the Dates listed above White Oak and Canongate I will be hosting our Club Corp Charity Classic .
On these days individuals playing regular golf will be charged $25.00 fee
White Oak- Seminole Course
Canongate I-Roquemore Course
Or pay a $35.00 fee including a boxed lunch & a chance to win closest to the pin prizes!!
Canongate I- 9:00 a.m. shot gun on Lee
White Oak- 10:00 a.m.shot gun on Old Course
All proceeds from this event will be donated to the following charities:
Augies Quest
Augies Quest has funded successful ALS research projects that have accelerated the development of therapeutics for ALS.
Employee Partners Care Foundation
The EPCF has granted more than 1,700 request and awarded more than 1.9 million to Employee Partners in need of financial assistance in times of crisis.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta 
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta focuses on Family Support and treating to the whole child. With specialized equipment techniques they have tireless employees to take the best possible care for your child.
This charge will be the fees all day for everyone regardless of Member Classification and will also be the Guest fee for the day.
For more information Please contact the Pro-Shop
White Oak: 770-251-6700. ext. #2
Canongate I- 770-463-3949. ext #2


PINE MOUNTAIN, GA (09/25/2015) – Colder weather means it’s time to welcome trout, and trout fishing, to Callaway Gardens.


In mid-November, select lakes again will be stocked with trout ranging from 14 inches to trophy size of more than 24 inches, with some smaller ones included for variety.


“We want people to realize that they can stay closer to home and spend more time fishing for trout, which put up a great fight,” said Doug Stinnette, fishing operations manager at Callaway.


Winter trout fishing at Callaway Gardens is a great option for those who usually fly fish for bass and bream during the warmer seasons but want something more challenging to do in the colder months. Fishermen in the South will find the waters of the Gardens’ 12 private lakes create perfect conditions for enjoyable Winter fishing.


Trout fishing is available from late-November through March by booking a guided fly-fishing trip for up to two people for $200 per half-day or $300 per full-day, including lunch.  A third person can be added for only $100 per half-day or $150 per full-day. These rates include use of premium equipment.  Novices and experts alike are welcome.  For beginning anglers, fly casting instruction can be added to a trout fishing excursion for $30 per person.


Dates fill up quickly, so call the Kingfisher Outfitters Fly-Fishing Shop at Callaway Gardens today at 1.706.663.5142, email fishing@callawaygardens.com or call 1.800.852.3810, ext. 5142.


Kingfisher Outfitters also provides a slate of two-day fly-fishing schools for those who want to learn the sport, or who would like to provide it to another as a gift.


Callaway Gardens®, is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.  For additional information, call 1.800.852.3810 or visit www.callawaygardens.com.



About Callaway Gardens

For 60 years, Callaway Gardens has provided “a place of relaxation, inspiration and a better understanding of the living world” for millions of visitors.  Owned and operated by the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, Callaway Gardens includes a garden, resort, preserve and residential community on thousands of acres in Pine Mountain, Georgia.  Highlights include a butterfly conservatory, horticultural center, discovery center, chapel, inland beach, nature trails and special events throughout the year.


In addition, Callaway Gardens offers nearly 80,000 square feet of meeting space, 689 guest rooms, restaurants, shops, golf, tennis, fishing and more.


Five unique, close-knit residential communities –with custom home sites, lakefront properties and cottages on the golf course – offer an ideal home away from home or full-time residence.

Community Events

Sunday, September 27 at 3 pm
Masterworks Chorale presents
Music of Home and Family

Tickets: $15 Adults/$5 Student with ID
6 years old and under FREE
Tickets can be purchased in advance
at The Centre or on the day of the event.

Home and Family, including Billy Joel, Stephen Paulus and John Denver!

Patron passes are not eligible for this event.

Tuesday, October 13 at 7 pm
The BOHANNON Elements of Music
Benefit Concert

Tickets: $25 Adults/$15 Students
Tickets available online or at The Centre

The BOHANNON Elements of Music Concert is a benefit concert celebrating BOHANNON’S 50th anniversary in music. A portion of the proceeds will be used to set up a scholarship fund, The BOHANNON Instrumental Scholarship for Graduating Seniors, and will be awarded to a Coweta student.

Patron passes are not eligible for this event.

11953180_1028055177228260_6277703541488947199_nNewnan-Coweta Historical Society will present its first-ever Quilt Expo at the Depot History Center on East Broad Street Oct. 8-10.

The expo is being organized in conjunction with the new “Stitches In Time” quilt exhibition ongoing at the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society’s recently-reopened Male Academy Museum at Temple Avenue and College Street.

There will be displays of vintage and newer quilts, as well as vendors and organization displays, at the Depot three-day event in October.

Quilts may still be loaned for the Quilt Expo. Applications should be sent with photos and descriptions of the quilts being offered for loan to NCHS, P.O. Box 1001, Newnan, GA 30264. Or stop by the NCHS offices at McRitchie-Hollis Museum, 74 Jackson Street. Quilts must be received by Oct. 1 for the Oct. 8-10 event.

NCHS is seeking volunteers to help put up and take down the expo and to be “white gloved attendants.” Anyone interested in lecturing, demonstrating, or holding a class should also contact NCHS offices at 74 Jackson St., Newnan, or call 770-251-0207.

Along with the display of vintage and newer quilts for viewing, several vendors and groups plan to be on site with booths. They include:

– Quilts and Fixins from Jonesboro, Ga. There will be a display of products from owner Karen Jones including kits, precuts, samples, panels and fabric yardage.

– Southern Stitches from Thomaston, Ga. with a products display: kits, notions, precuts, fabric and gifts.

– A Fine Notion from Newnan. Barbara Reed will display all quilting tools and notions, patterns, books, 18-inch doll patterns, clothes and shoes, along with specials and sales for this show.

– Pretty Penny Precuts from Peachtree City, Ga. Owners Laura and Mike Bosma will display wool applique, die cut kits, patterns, notions and supplies.

– Southeast Sewing from Atlanta. Owner Mel Tramell will display Brother and Juki sewing and embroidery machines. They are giving away a $6,000.00 Brother embroidery machine. Tickets are $5 each to benefit the Cancer Society.

– Shades Textiles studio of Marietta, Ga. Owner Stacy Michell will display patterns, tools and hand-dyed fabric.

There will be several area groups with booths presenting information:
– Common Threads Quilt Guild of Newnan.

– Quilters Guild of the Southern Crescent, Fayetteville and Peachtree City, Ga.

– Quilts of Valor – Coweta County, based in Moreland, Ga. They provide quilts for veterans who have been touched by war and will be accepting donations.

– Southeast Quilt Museum of Carrollton, Ga.

Newnan-Coweta Historical Society will also be offering fabric and will have information on the society’s programs and how to get involved.

Hours of Quilt Expo will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 8-9; and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10. Admission for the expo is $5. The Depot History Center is at 60 East Broad Street just east of Newnan’s Court Square. There is ample free parking.

Newnan-Coweta Historical Society also operates the Male Academy Museum at 30 Temple Avenue, at the corner of College Street, which is reopened after recent repairs with a new exhibition of quilts. There are several quilts with stories related to the Civil War or connected with the daughter of the founder of the one-time Newnan school for boys. Hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and by appointment.

The NCHS headquarters is now in the McRitchie-Hollis Museum at 74 Jackson Street, at the corner of Clark Street, just north of downtown. The museum presents ever-changing exhibitions on historic and decorative arts topics presented in the setting of a restored grand 1930s home. Hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. General admission is $5, and $2 for students and seniors. For more information call 770-251-0207.

Corner Arts Gallery, Studio & Gift Shop

30 South Court Square in Beautiful Downtown Newnan




Peter Tudhope, Newnan’s Artist in Residence, of Ayrshire Scotland

Join us on Saturday, October 3rd 5-7 p.m.

Meet the Artist

Peter will be demonstrating his favorite drawing techniques while sketching a portrait of an actor in Costume, John Caldwell III, from our own Newnan Community Theatre.

The drawing will be auctioned off at the end of the evening.

Please call 678-633-5705 to reserve your spot, space is limited to 20 attendees.

~Refreshments will be provided~


Karvelas Rocktoberfest Logo
Festivities will start at around noo with a cornhole Tournament and viewing of the games outside.
The big game (Georgia vs Alabama) comes on outside at 3:30 followed by Live music at 7pm by McGruvin Rhythm Section
We will be selling Pizza Slices, Chicken wings, Sodas & Ice Cold Beers out side all day, Full menu will be available inside store all day.
we are asking for a $5 cover charge per adult kids under 12 get in free. please bring your own lawn chair and or blanket to sit on.
we will have a fire pit going and smore packets for sell.
Raffles, 50/50 split, dance off

October 27 – Cancer Treatment Centers of America
President and CEO NuLink Early Bird Forum
Featured Speaker
Gerard van Grinsven joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2013. Mr. van Grinsven, a native of Maastricht, Netherlands, has a distinguished career in both the healthcare and hospitality industries.  He served as part of the global leadership team of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, where he opened 20 luxury hotels in Asia, the Middle East, South America and the United States.  He played a pivotal role in the achievement of three prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards (one at the Henry Ford Health System and two at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company), which is the only formal recognition of the performance excellence of both public and private U.S. organizations in the business, healthcare, education and nonprofit sectors bestowed by the President of the United States.
October 29 – National Chamber of the Year
Award Celebration
Join us as we celebrate an amazing moment in the history
of Your Chamber and Your Community
5:30 – 7:30pm 
McRitchie-Hollis Museum, Newnan
Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
Amazing Prize Drawings!
Everyone attending entered into drawing for trip to Montreal!
RSVP by Friday, October 23

Click here to register.

Presented by:
Beck Janitorial   Newnan Utilities 2013 Logo
The most wonderful time of the year…
November 5 – Winter Wonderland Expo
It’s the biggest, most influential business exposition in Coweta County, helping to promote Coweta’s business community for 21 years!  Set up shop as an exhibitor!  Promote your brand!  Save $50 if you take advantage of the Early Bird Deadline through September 29.  Presented by Delta Community Credit Union.
Mark Your Calendar! 
Simply the Best – 68th Annual Meeting
Thursday, February 4, 2016
The Newnan Centre
Get this fabulous, very popular event on your calendar as soon as
possible.  The 68th annual festivities will honor the personalities who contributed to being named the 2015 National Chamber of the Year.  Be a part of history!

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