Buzz: Berry’s theatre at Blackstone Hall ready; first show Sept. 28. Last day to vote in Bartow’s People’s Choice Awards.  Dr. Afu Abdul joins Harbin Clinic Nephrology Calhoun and Cartersville. Superhero selfies to power Harbin Hero Hustle.

Buzz: Berry’s theatre at Blackstone Hall ready; first show Sept. 28. Last day to vote in Bartow’s People’s Choice Awards. Dr. Afu Abdul joins Harbin Clinic Nephrology Calhoun and Cartersville. Superhero selfies to power Harbin Hero Hustle.

From Berry’s Instagram account: “Construction of the new theatre at Blackstone Hall is complete! The facility features a black-box stage with adjustable seating for up to 276, state-of-the-art lighting, sound and curtain systems, an expansive lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows and stylish overhead fixtures and a green room for off-stage performers. This project would not have been possible without the generous support of alumni and friends who followed the example of honorary alumna and Board of Visitors member Audrey Morgan. The Berry College Theatre Company’s first show in the new space will be “Crimes of the Heart,” premiering Sept. 28. #BerryTheatre

 

Today is the final day to vote for the 2017 People’s Choice Awards. Voters may log on to www.VisitCartersvilleGA.org to choose their favorite restaurant, shoppe and attraction in Bartow County.  The survey is also posted on the CVB’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/VisitCartersville and Twitter feed www.twitter.com/VisitCartersvil. Remember, the restaurant, shoppe or attraction must be located in Bartow County or its municipalities.  If it can be found in a community that is not in Bartow County, it’s not eligible for a PC award.The 2017 People’s Choice Awards will be presented by the Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau during the 42nd Annual Arts Festival at Rose Lawn, of which the CVB is a proud sponsor.  Come see if your favorites take the honors Saturday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m.

Dr. Afu Abdul joins Harbin Clinic Nephrology Calhoun and Cartersville: Whether or not he wears his white coat, Dr. Afu Abdul wants to positively impact the world.  That could mean helping one of his patients manage the stages of kidney failure, or that could mean serving a hungry family at the local soup kitchen. Whatever the method, his philosophy is the same. “I just want to do good,” says Dr. Abdul. “That’s a huge reason why I’m a doctor. Medicine is one of those professions that explicitly allows you to make a positive impact on people’s lives. I want to help others take control of their health.” Joining Harbin Clinic Nephrology Calhoun and Cartersville, Dr. Abdul adds his expertise to the practice of Dr. M. Rashid Ishaque. Dr. Abdul isn’t shy about the bonds he feels toward his patients who, he says, are more like family to him. He says he began to truly realize the importance of building good relationships with patients and their families early on in his medical career. “Once, during my Internal Medicine Residency at Atlanta Medical Center, there was a man who was dying from lung disease,” Dr. Abdul recalls. “I didn’t just develop a relationship with the gentleman, but with his family, also. Even though he passed, his family was very appreciative of the care he was given. It taught me a lot about patient relationships. It was very humbling. That’s left a lasting impression on me.” For more on Dr. Abdul

Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation kick starts preparations for the 2017 Harbin Hero Hustle with their superhero selfie contest. To spread awareness of the upcoming race on Oct. 14, parks and rec, Parker Fibernet and Harbin Clinic have teamed up to start a superhero selfie Facebook contest beginning Saturday. Superheroes will be placed at a specific location every Saturday during the month of September. The public is encouraged to take selfies with the super heroes and upload them to Facebook for a chance to win a free race registration. A schedule of what superhero and their location is below:

  • Sept. 2: Superman at 400 Broad St.
  • Sept. 9: Batman at Miracle Field (755 Braves Blvd.)
  • Sept. 16: Flash at 1825 Martha Berry Blvd.
  • Sept. 23:: Wonder Woman at Ridge Ferry Park (Ridge Ferry Films)
  • Sept. 30: Iron Man at Riverview Park

Instructions on how the public should upload their photos to Facebook:

  1. Take a selfie with the superhero at specified location
  2. Upload it to Facebook
  3. Tag Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation in your post
  4. Be the person with the most likes and you’ll win.
  5. For more information and race details, visit rfpra.com/herohustle. Event updates and contest photos can be seen on Harbin Hero Hustle’s Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/117656412214236.
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