Kenworth Kiwanis Club members from left: Red Walker club member and president Tim Callahan; new members Kevin and Kim Wigington, who are owners of the Brookwood Christian School in Acworth; Brett North, recently elected alderman and lieutenant governor of Division 15; and Michael Smith.
Kenworth Kiwanis Club members from left: Red Walker club member and president Tim Callahan; new members Kevin and Kim Wigington, who are owners of the Brookwood Christian School in Acworth; Brett North, recently elected alderman and lieutenant governor of Division 15; and Michael Smith.
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Marietta High to showcase school artists
by Sally Litchfield
November 26, 2014 08:57 PM | 26 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Kenworth Kiwanis Club members from left: Red Walker club member and president Tim Callahan; new members Kevin and Kim Wigington, who are owners of the Brookwood Christian School in Acworth; Brett North, recently elected alderman and lieutenant governor of Division 15; and Michael Smith.
Kenworth Kiwanis Club members from left: Red Walker club member and president Tim Callahan; new members Kevin and Kim Wigington, who are owners of the Brookwood Christian School in Acworth; Brett North, recently elected alderman and lieutenant governor of Division 15; and Michael Smith.
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On Dec. 3 to 11, Marietta High School Art Club will present a bi-annual art show at the Marietta Performing Arts Center gallery at Marietta High School. The show will feature student’s works of art in categories such as drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, photography and graphic design. Judging is scheduled for Dec. 4 followed by an awards reception at 4 p.m. where students will receive cash awards and ribbons. “We are very excited to offer cash awards thanks in part to the donation made by the Marietta Art in the Park Festival,” said Susan Pritchard and Amanda Quay, Marietta High School Art Teachers and Art Club Advisors. “In addition to the donation, the festival also provided an opportunity for the students to volunteer and get hands on experience.” Admission to the art show is free. The Winter Dance Concert performance is scheduled in the Marietta Performing Arts Center Auditorium on Dec. 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.mdemoves.com or at the door. The school is at 1171 Whitlock Ave., Marietta. Learn more about Marietta Art in the Park Festival at www.artparkmarietta.com. ♦ ♦ ♦ On Nov. 19, the Kenworth Kiwanis Club inducted three new members: Kim and Kevin Wiggington (directors of Brookwood Christian School in Acworth) and Brett North (newly elected Acworth Alderman). The club also heard a progress report by the Allatoona Key Club that it sponsors. The membership at Allatoona Key Club is 49 members. ♦ ♦ ♦ The Atlanta Lyric Theatre is bringing back Sanders Family Christmas to Marietta Square. The local cast will be reprising their roles for the 15th year, and it promises to be a great show for the whole family. Shows are Dec. 5 to 14 at First United Methodist Church of Marietta’s Family Life Hall at 56 Whitlock Ave., Marietta. Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at sallylit@bellsouth.net. Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.
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Waffle House wisdom
by Lauretta Hannon
November 26, 2014 08:52 PM | 58 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Today you’re in for a treat. Pam Toney, longtime adviser for this column, has agreed to enlighten us with her insights and advice. You can find her holding forth at a Waffle House near you. Pam is sassy, super-smart and a valued member of my advisory board (OK, she’s the only member of my advisory board, but still…). Enjoy this interview, and remember to tip your server generously. Q: In your years as a waitress, what are some of the most important things you’ve learned? A: Every customer wants to be treated like they’re important. Treat them as you would want to be treated in a restaurant. Q: How do you maintain a smile throughout the many challenges encountered in your work? A: Customers, most of the time, want to see a friendly face, and most of the time, it’s contagious. The rewards are beneficial. Q: What have you found to be the secret to happiness? A: Happiness comes from within. Be confident in yourself and your skill. Q: What’s the worst piece of advice you’ve ever received? A: I was told that when you “suggestive sell” and increase your ticket, it increases your tips. This is not always true. Q: What’s most rewarding about your job? A: A lot of people aren’t “cut out” for our type of work. Some have even said “I don’t see how you do it!” That builds my confidence that I have a skill that some will never have. Q: How do you respond to customers who are extremely rude and unreasonable? A: Be matter-of-fact, but not rude, and remember that “you are in control of the table.” Exhaust every effort to please them, and if all efforts fail, you know you’ve done your best. Most of the time they will complain, request to see the manager or not leave a tip. Q: Who is your greatest role model and what did you learn from this person? A: My mom is my greatest role model. She taught me that your children are the most treasured gifts in life. Cherish them. Q: What is a favorite saying or motto? A: If you’re not part of the solution, then you’re part of the problem. Q: What is most important to you? A: Having integrity and respect for yourself and others. I like to think others can depend on me and feel they can trust me. Q: Everyone is familiar with Waffle House. What is something particularly positive about the company that you can share? A: All food is cooked as ordered, so it’s not sitting under lights to keep it hot. Customers can see their food as it’s cooked. Waffle House is so well-known; we will always have our “regulars.” You get to know people and get involved in their lives. And Waffle House has great benefits for their employees. Q: In my memoir, I talk about the value of Waitress Wisdom. Can you lay some of it on us? A: Whatever troubles or problems are in your own life, leave it at the door when you come to work. You now have guests coming to “your” house to eat. If there’s negativity around you, shake it off; your next customer may be your customer for life, and/or your BFF. Send your questions and comments to notyourgrannysadvice@gmail.com. Lauretta Hannon, a resident of Powder Springs, is the bestselling author of The Cracker Queen — A Memoir of a Jagged, Joyful Life and a keynote speaker. Southern Living has named her “the funniest woman in Georgia.” See more at thecrackerqueen.com.
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The Strand Theatre will show off sets and effects like never before with ‘A Christmas Tradition,’ from Dec. 5 to 21.
The Strand Theatre will show off sets and effects like never before with ‘A Christmas Tradition,’ from Dec. 5 to 21.
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