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We hope your new year is off to a great start! One thing we as a library want to do year in and year out is celebrate our patrons. In December 2017, we introduced a new segment called Patron Spotlight, a monthly interview with an individual who visits and utilizes our library. Our featured p…

  • Submitted by the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia

Meg is a 25-pound lab/terrier mix. She is two years old and loves to snuggle and play with her toys.

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We're a train town. We're probably a town because of trains. Without the train coming through Dalton we might still be a little crossroads, just another Subligna.

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I'm not the kind of guy that frets over glaciers. Not on a regular basis. But when the temps around here get so cold that they think about calling off school because they don't sell winter clothes for that cold this far south, well, my imagination can get going like a bobsled down a frozen chute.

This week's Bookshelf will highlight some of the free events our three library branches will be hosting during the month of January. We genuinely hope to see you at some (or all!) of these awesome programs. Just a quick reminder, all libraries will be closed Saturday, Jan. 13, through Monday…

Remember the familiar Bible stories of your childhood? Are there some that you heard so often that you knew them by heart? Among the most familiar stories we might list: Daniel in the lions' den; Noah's ark; Adam and Eve; loaves and fishes; the Easter resurrection; and the story of Jesus' birth.

  • Submitted by the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia

We have some gorgeous kittens available for adoption at the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia. We have a variety of all colors and breeds.

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When it comes to New Year's resolutions it's easy to come up with things like "lose weight," "exercise more," "make more money" and "be nicer." But so many times those firmly-stated, laser-focused yearlong goals disappear when we're called to the dinner table Jan. 1.

  • Submitted by the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia

We have a soccer star at the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia.

  • Submitted by the Dalton-Whitfield County Public Library

Today, we have a book review from our friend, Malcolm Nelson. All library branches will be closed through Monday, Jan. 1. Each branch will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 2. Happy New Year!

  • Submitted by Thomas Morrison, fitness coordinator, Bradley Wellness Center

     

1. Do less. Many of the "secrets" of body transformation are actually counterintuitive, which is why so many get led astray. You almost have to do the opposite of what so many others try to do to achieve success. Since about 95-98 percent fail in long-term weight loss (past three years or so…

  • Submitted by the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia

Hattie is a very friendly Lab mix and about 10 months old. She is good with other dogs, house-trained and knows some commands. She would make a good companion for another dog.

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Christmas 2013 saw the Town Crier share a "lexicon" of seasonal words and describe where a selection of Christmastime words came from. If you dig out your old clipping of that column (you do keep all the old Town Criers, don't you?) you'll see we looked at the meanings and origins of "Christ…

  • Submitted by the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia

These three adorable girls are looking for a home. Comet, Cupid and Noel are about three- or four-month-old Lab mix puppies. They weigh 13 pounds and will be big dogs. They are very playful and have plenty of energy. They are good with kids and other dogs.

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Did you see those snow covered mountain peaks the other day? It's good to live in the mountains, isn't it? If we lived at the beach and it snowed you wouldn't even be able to tell just looking out the window. That sand down at Panama City Beach is, well, white as snow.

  • Submitted by the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia

Check out this handsome guy. Claus is a Rottie mix about 2 years old and weighs about 50 pounds.

  • By Brandy Wyatt

    Dalton-Whitfield County Public Library

I hope everyone is having a happy holiday season. We have a wonderful new segment we would like to introduce to you. Once per month, we will shine a spotlight on a patron of the Dalton-Whitfield County Public Library. We love getting to know this community and we want to share that with you.…

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I've been humming that catchy Christmas carol that goes: "Good King Wenceslas looked out, on the feast of Stephen …" Wait, who? I know the song but, uh, I'm not sure exactly how this guy relates to Christmas.

  • Submitted by the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority

Valley Point Middle School seventh-grader Lily Woodring is the overall winner of the 2017 America Recycles Day Billboard Design Contest hosted by the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority's program Target Recycling at School. The winning design was displayed on two billboards in Whitfield C…

  • Submitted by the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia

Levi is a Vizsla mix and about one-and-a-half years old. He gets along great with other dogs and walks well on a leash. Levi is a very sweet boy about 25 pounds.

  • Submitted by Thomas Morrison, fitness coordinator at Bradley Wellness Center

I've spoken or heard from a number of people who feel like they have tried everything when it comes to weight loss. Over the years, I myself, along with different clients and colleagues, have been open to reading about and trying various new dietary strategies and techniques of exercise.

This week's Bookshelf will highlight some of the fun, free events our three branches will be hosting during the month of December. We genuinely hope to see you at some (or all!) of them. Just a quick reminder, our Dalton branch will be closing at 5 p.m. on Wednesday and closing at 3 p.m. on …

  • Submitted by the Dalton-Whitfield Community Foundation

The Dalton-Whitfield Community Foundation recently announced the awarding of $16,700 in grants to 11 local nonprofit organizations through its fall grant cycle. The foundation has awarded more than $1 million to local charitable organizations through its competitive grants program since it b…

Christmas is a wonderful time for letter writing. Our family has a tradition of lining a doorway in our home with the cards and letters that we receive during this season. A bit of tape secures each note of correspondence from our family and friends so that we can read and reread the thought…

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Black Friday? Rush out into THAT crowd and spend more time looking for a parking space than actually shopping? Get elbowed by expert elbowers at the "half-off" table, while I, a mere amateur, risk broken ribs and the risk of embarrassing myself with novice elbowing rejoinders? Wake up at 5 a…

As the holiday season approaches, giving is on everyone's mind. What I have found over the years is that experiences make fantastic and memorable gifts. Since our library has something for everyone, we are able to provide you with access to many free experiences that you can share with your …

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Last week we started a big tour of the little worlds around Dalton; little worlds that you may have missed or just glanced at while walking by without really noticing what you were looking at.

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  • Submitted by event organizers

The Northwest Georgia Family Crisis Center's annual Holiday Tour of Homes, titled "Peace on Earth Begins at Home," is Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. Call (706) 278-6595 for tickets.

  • Submitted by Jeremy Walraven, Fitness Consultant, Bradley Wellness Center

Did you know there are more than 100 forms of arthritis and related rheumatic disease? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states the physical and emotional consequences of living with arthritis can be devastating, noting that one third of those over age 45 living with the c…

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I'm pleased to announce that we live in a model community. Sure, there are guys and gals of every age group that are out there making dioramas for school projects and customizing paint jobs on model cars and recreating famous scenes from military history with model tanks and even building mi…

  • Submitted by the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia

Batman is a Jack Russell terrier mix about 12 pounds and 2 years old. He was rescued from the pound and is such a sweet little guy. He walks well on leash and is good with other dogs.

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We've all got at least one uncle: Uncle Sam. Dressed in his red, white and blue suit and top hat with his white goatee beard, he takes our taxes and in return watches over us as best as he can. Well, as best as the politicians will let him.

  • Submitted by the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia

Scarlett is the sweetest little dog ever. We are all in love with her. She is three years old and weighs about 12 pounds. She is very quiet, leash trained and house trained.

  • Submitted by the Creative Arts Guild

The Creative Arts Guild and Ballet Dalton announce the 12th annual production of "The Snow Queen," a ballet based on the Hans Christian Andersen story by the same name.

  • Submitted by the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia

Wendy is a Schipperke mix, about one year old, and weighs 14 pounds. She is a very quiet girl and gets along great with other dogs. She walks nicely on a leash and is eager to please. Wendy would be a great little companion. You can go to hsnwga.org to apply for Wendy.

  • Submitted by Megan Stockburger, Bradley Wellness Center

It’s no secret that engaging in a consistent exercise routine is one of the best choices you can make for your health and quality of life. Exercise, along with proper diet, is considered a sort of “magic formula” that can help slash your risk of multiple chronic diseases and musculoskeletal …

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The Northwest Georgia Regional Library System is made up of the member public library branches of Dalton-Whitfield County Public Library, Calhoun-Gordon County Public Library and Chatsworth-Murray County Public Library and the Technology Lab of Dalton. We also have a small public computing o…

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Ah … the first cool in the evening after a long, hot, Georgia summer. The smell of fresh cut grass. The thrill (good and bad) of back-to-school excitement. And the positive, maturity-growing, self-confidence building of competition! You know what I’m talking about.

Are you privileged to be healthy? Of course, there is an element of good fortune, or perhaps "luck," in that, but it may have been Thomas Jefferson who said, "The harder I work, the luckier I get."

  • Submitted by the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia

Olaf is a tiny boy with a big personality. He weighs about six pounds and is one and a half years old. He would be an excellent lap dog.