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Movies, Music, and Memoirs

Are you looking for fun for the whole family? Then be sure to check out the Northside Hospital Cherokee Amphitheater this Saturday, August 18th for the Georgia Movies in the Park showing of Sherlock Gnomes. Showtime starts at 8:30 PM. Visit the official event website for additional information.

Another great FREE event happening this weekend is the Music by the Tracks event featuring live music from Tribute – A celebration of the Allman Brothers Brand. Enjoy great music as well as tasty treats and drinks from a variety of fabulous food trucks. Visit the official event website for additional information.

Are the Golden Oldies more your style of music? Then check out the Jukebox Giants: Motown and More, August 17th – August 19th at the Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre. Jukebox Giants: Motown & More is a high energy song and dance show featuring unforgettable golden oldies hits with a Motown flair that will have everyone dancing in their seats! Visit the Strand Theater website to purchase your tickets today!

Wrap up the weekend with a chance to meet #1 bestseller author, Donnie Winokur as she signs her new Memoir, Chancer – How One Good Boy Saved Another. Donnie will be at the Georgia Veterinary Rehabilitation and Pain Management Center on Sunday, August 19th from 3 PM – 5 PM. Visit the official event website for additional information.

From movies and music to bestselling memoirs, this weekend has a little something for everyone!

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Warm Weather Lawn Care

When the extremely warm weather hits this time of year, you may feel like you want to give up on your landscaping as it gets harder and harder to keep it looking healthy. If keeping your yard and landscaping growing strong this time of year is important to you, you will likely need to put some extra effort into making it beautiful.  

One of the worst things you can do to cause damage to your lawn is to cut it too short. This causes stress to your grass and makes it harder for it to withstand the hot temperatures and dry climate. So raise the blades on your lawn mower and give your grass a better chance to resist the impacts of the heat.  

If you are watering your lawn and landscaping, make sure you aren’t breaking any restrictions your town may have put in place and always water at night when the temperatures are cooler so your lawn will have the best chance to absorb as much of the water as it can before the sun comes up and evaporates the excess water.  

Another option if you want to keep your lawn looking lush is to install drought resistant landscaping that will need much less water to stay healthy. Even if your grass looks brown and dead this time of year, don’t be tempted to add fertilizer to your lawn. Applying fertilizer during hot weather can cause your grass to burn and make it look even worse.  

Save yourself the effort of bagging your lawn clippings when you mow the grass as they will act as natural fertilizer for your lawn as they decompose. It is also important to take good care of your lawn in the cooler months as well. Property fertilization, aeration and seeing at the appropriate times will increase the overall health of your lawn so it is better able to withstand the stress of the hottest weather.  

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This Weekend in Georgia

First, be sure to check out the Woodstock Fresh Farmers Market on Saturday, August 11, 2018, in the morning to enjoy tasting the pies entered in the Pie Finals Baking contest. The market is open from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm located at Market Street in downtown Woodstock. Visit the official event website for additional information.

If all that yummy pie has you craving some exercise, then the Indian Mound Paddle may be right up your alley. This 10-mile journey from Allatoona to the Leake Mounds Site is a crowd-pleaser. Clear water flowing from Lake Allatoona carries you around historic Thompson Weinman Dam, across Native American fish weirs and past the Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site where the paddle group will stop for a tour. This event is hosted by Coosa River Basin Initiative. See the Events section of Coosa.org for registration details.

Lastly, check out the Woodstock FREE summer concert series. This Saturday, August 11th at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater enjoy a stellar performance from Everclear with special guest The Bitteroots. Visit the official event website for additional information.

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What Paperwork Do You Need to Keep When You Purchase a Home

When you buy a new house, you will sign lots of paperwork at closing. Your closing agent should explain it all to you during closing but there will likely be quite a stack by the time you are finished. Do you need to keep it all or can you get rid of some things? Here are the things you should definitely keep.

  • Keep a copy of the contract and any addendums or amendments you signed regarding the property. These don’t have to be originals but should be the final copies with the signature of all parties. If you signed anything electronically, you were likely emailed an executed copy once it was finalized making this easier to keep on hand.
  • Keep a copy of your mortgage documents on hand as well. You may want to refer back to these at some point after you buy your home.
  • All inspections performed on the house while it was under contract. Some of these are just for reference but the home inspection can provide very valuable information for you about the condition of your home, the location of various things and recommendations on maintenance.
  • Repair requests between you and the seller so you can see what was agreed to regarding repairs.
  • Property disclosures. These will inform you of various conditions and aspects of the property so you understand the it thoroughly.
  • Home warranty if you purchased or received one as part of the purchase of your home. You will need to refer to this paperwork to understand what is covered and the appropriate steps you should take should you need to use the warranty on your home while it is active.
  • Your closing disclosure provides an estimate of all of the expenses related to the purchase of your home.
  • You will definitely want to hold onto your insurance policy. This will outline the coverage you have and provide you important information in the case of a loss.
  • Hold onto your title insurance policy as well. This is your protection in case an issue with the title comes up after closing.
  • Save your closing statement. It shows all the expenses and credits related to the purchase of your home. Your accountant will need this come tax time.
  • The deed will be put in your name after closing and an official copy will be mailed to you. Save this for your records for as long as you own your home.

All of this paperwork can seem overwhelming and may seem unnecessary but will save you a lot of headaches if an issue comes up and you have a copy of it handy. Put it all in one file together and keep it somewhere safe so you are prepared just in case.

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