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Porter guides Bartow Christmas Coalition campaign

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Melissa Porter is the owner of Melissa & Co. Salon in Cartersville and president of the Bartow Christmas Coalition. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

Through the Bartow Christmas Coalition, its president, Melissa Porter, has helped hundreds of families have a brighter holiday season. Formed in the early 1990s, the nonprofit assisted 800 families, 1,300 children and 180 senior adults in 2014.

 

Grand Oaks’ open house to benefit memorial scholarship Nov. 22

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Decorators at Grand Oaks, Nelda Lewis, from left, Ray Thacker, Richard Hunt, Debbie McKaig and MaryJohn Chapman, decorate the tree on the third floor that will become a Christmas carousel surrounded by papier-mache horses. The decorating team is busy preparing for the venue’s Christmas Open House Nov. 22. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

With the annual Christmas Open House quickly approaching, Nelda Lewis and her fellow decorators at Grand Oaks are busy transforming the late 1800s Greek revival structure into a holiday showstopper. The design team — also consisting of Grand Oaks owner Ray Thacker, Richard Hunt, Debbie McKaig and MaryJohn Chapman — is utilizing thousands of ornaments, as well as life-size nutcrackers, ribbons and greenery to provide a festive atmosphere for the Nov. 22 gathering.

‘Endless Yard Sale’ episode travels through Bartow Sunday

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While the Dixie Highway 90-Mile Yard Sale continues to draw shoppers annually, the summer staple also recently attracted Great American Country’s “Endless Yard Sale.” With two contestants purchasing an item at Copperwood Co. — located at 96 E. Iron Belt Road in Cartersville — the shop’s co-owner Megan Wilkey is anxiously awaiting the premiere of the TV show’s “Showdown in Georgia” episode Sunday at 6 p.m.

‘Ansel Adams: Before & After’ opens at the Booth Saturday

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Booth Western Art Museum staffers are the first to see the iconic works of Ansel Adams that will be available for public viewing Nov. 14 through March 20, 2016, at the Cartersville venue. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

Inviting visitors to view the American photographer’s signature “images in a new light,” the Booth Western Art Museum will unveil “Ansel Adams: Before & After” Saturday.

Pre-Thanksgiving Day efforts seek community support

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Prior to Thanksgiving Day, Feed Bartow — formerly known as C.H.U.R.C.H — and New Frontier of Bartow County Inc.’s Feed the Community Dinner will provide a combined more than 5,000 individuals with a complimentary warm meal and on-site services. Initially formed to assist the less fortunate, the gatherings have evolved into fellowshipping events where diners connect with their neighbors.

Veterans Day programs get underway Tuesday

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Allen Vinson, left, and John Pierce fire a 21-gun salute with other American Legion Carl Boyd Post 42 Color Guard members during last year's Veterans Day ceremony. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News, File

Paying tribute to current and former military personnel, Bartow organizations will present a handful of events in honor of Veterans Day.

 

‘Welcome to Art @ Euharlee’ opens tonight

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Woodland Middle School art teacher Abby Hennington installs a row of art created by her students utilizing printmaking that is on exhibit at the Euharlee Welcome Center and History Museum. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

With the collaboration referred to as a “natural partnership,” the Euharlee Welcome Center and History Museum is teaming up with the Woodland Middle School at Euharlee art program to present the venue’s first temporary exhibit. Titled “Welcome to Art @ Euharlee,” the show opens today with a public reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the EWHM.

Santa Paws for a Cause to support EVHS Saturday

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Continuing to support the Etowah Valley Humane Society, Soleil Tan GA will present the third annual Santa Paws for a Cause event. Set for Saturday, photographs with Santa Chris and Mrs. Claus will be taken from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cartersville business, 650 Henderson Drive, Suite 107.

Adairsville resident helps raise funds for neurofibromatosis research

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EmmaGrace Godfrey, left, is being chased by her sister Elizabeth Brookshire during a game while their mother, Catherine Archer Gaston, visits her father, David Archer, at his Cartersville law firm. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

As a mother of a child with neurofibromatosis, Catherine Archer Gaston is embracing the opportunity to support the Neurofibromatosis Network and provide encouragement to other families impacted by the nervous system disorder. For the second year, the Adairsville resident will serve as the Georgia volunteer walk chairperson for the nonprofit’s Great Steps4NF benefit.

 

Rebirth the Role Model set for Nov. 7

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Delivering the presentation titled “Stop the Bullying,” Cass High School head football coach Bobby Hughes is looking forward to taking part in Rebirth the Role Model. To be held Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the event will be located at the House of Liberty Church, 10 Womack Drive in Cartersville.

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