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Mayfest to be held May 4

Mayfest to be held May 4

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- This year's Mayfest Arts and Crafts Festival will be Saturday, May 4 in downtown Carrollton.

The fun will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. among the historic buildings on Adamson Square.

Activities include showings from more than 150 vendors from all over the Southeast, not to mention food and a special section for children.

Visit carrolltonmainstreet.com for more information.

Taste of Carrollton to be held Thursday

Taste of Carrollton to be held Thursday

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Hungry for something new? Head down to the 21st annual Taste of Carrollton food festival, which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20.

The festival will take place on Adamson Square in downtown Carrollton from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

More than 40 restaurants, chain and local alike, will offer samples. Tastings are $1 each. Country music singer Bill Gentry will also perform a free concert at The Amp, Carrollton's new amphitheater, which is adjacent to the square.

Attendees can pre-purchase a FAB (Food and Brew) package for $20. FAB comes with five food tickets and some samples of specialty craft beers from Red Hare Brewing Company and Monday Night Brewing.

FAB tickets must be purchased online.

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get ready to have a screaming (in delight) good time! For one day only, Fernbank Museum is becoming Fernbank BOO-seum. Little Beat Music, Inc. will provide family-friendly tunes and face painting will inspire those who didn’t quite finish their costumes. Plus, enjoy a frightening-ly fun Halloween party featuring games, crafts, hands-on activities and special treats for kids in costumes.* (*Treats available while supplies last.)

Submissions needed for UWG public art project

Submissions needed for UWG public art project

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- The University of West Georgia needs community submissions for Howl for UWG, a public art project benefiting the school's scholarships, including those for art students.

"Howl" is patterned after Cows on Parade, an international public art project of painted cows that raises money for charity. The UWG campaign seeks to bridge art, academics and athletics using the school's wolf mascot as a metaphor for community.

With creations and donations from the public, fiberglass wolves will begin to prowl the UWG campus next fall.

All designs must be submitted to the university by Friday, Dec. 2. The ones that are selected will be fully credited and displayed at high visibility locations throughout UWG and Carrollton.

Artists whose projects are chosen will also receive $350 to honor the cost of supplies and materials.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

America Is Your Park campaign urges families to get out, discover fun ways to get active in the park while helping their favorite park win big

 

ATLANTA, July 10, 2011 – If you’re reading this, you should get to your favorite park – STAT! Coca-Cola is calling all families to go out and play this summer as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.

Former UWG professor to discuss his latest book

Former UWG professor to discuss his latest book

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- A UWG professor emeritus of history will hold a discussion about his latest book next week.

Dr. John Ferling is the first speaker in the League of Women Voters of Carrollton & Carroll County Summer Writers Series. His book, Independence: The Struggle to Set America Free, is about the crisis between the American colonies and the British from the Boston Tea Party in December 1773 to the Declaration of Independence three years later.

The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 27 at the Neva Lomason Memorial Library (710 Rome Street, Carrollton).

Ferling is a leading expert on the American Revolution. He taught at UWG for 33 years and retired in 2004.

A town transformed: Hollywood comes to Cedartown

A town transformed: Hollywood comes to Cedartown

CEDARTOWN, Ga. -- There's a big change taking place in Cedartown. But for many long-time residents, the "new" face of downtown will look very familiar.

For the next few days, Cedartown will become a movie set for the cast and crew of "Jayne Mansfield's Car," a new film starring Billy Bob Thornton.

To fit the movie, Main Street has been transformed into a scene straight from the 1960s, and filmmakers used the town's own history to complete the look. Instead of imaginary places, they recreated the storefronts and shops in Cedartown 40 years ago.

The excitement is bringing people from all parts of Georgia, each hoping to catch a glimpse of a movie star. Their tourist dollars, combined with at least 40 crew members, are creating quite an economic boom.

"They're patronizing the stores. You go into a lunch establishment and they're going to be eating there," said city manager Robbie Rokovitz.