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Timothy Banister

Timothy Banister still remembers sneaking into the living room back in the late 70’s when he was seven years old trying to sneak a peek at John Belushi playing the Samurai Warrior on “Saturday Night Live.” He remembers watching shows like “SNL,” “SCTV,” and even old reruns of “The Smothers’ Brothers” and “Laugh-In.”

“I think it was some of the absolute absurdity of watching Andy Kaufman lip synching to Mighty Mouse that really piqued my interest. I mean this was crazy stuff and people were laughing at this crazy stuff,” he said. Read More»

New Hope hosts Brandon Heath in concert Saturday

Brandon Heath.

Brandon Heath, twice-honored as the Gospel Music Association’s Male Vocalist of the Year, brings the stories, messages and meaning of his most recent project “Leaving Eden” to life again this fall. His Leaving Eden tour will make its way around the U.S. this fall 2011. Joining Brandon will be Sparrow artist Britt Nicole. Read More»

Newnan Community Theatre presents 'On Golden Pond'

Mary Caroline Moore and Tony Daniel “aged up” for their roles as Ethel and Norman Thayer in “On Golden Pond.” Photo/Special.

A conversation with Sarah Jordan, director of the show

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

“On Golden Pond,” directed by NCTC’s own Sarah Jordan, opens at the Newnan Community Theatre on November 10. The highly acclaimed movie “On Golden Pond,” made in 1981, starred Henry Fonda, Katherine Hepburn and Jane Fonda.  Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda won best actress and best actor Oscars for their roles.

Sarah, will “On Golden Pond” be the first play you’ve directed? Read More»

At Falcon Field a Young Eagle prepares for flight

At Falcon Field a Young Eagle prepares for flight

For 11-year-old Fayetteville resident Derek Saylor it was up, up and away in a Cessna 172 flown by pilot Ken Gran. The occasion was the Nov. 5 Peachtree City Young Eagles Rally held at Falcon Field. The first-ever event hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 468 and the Commemorative Air Force. Nearly 20 kids took to the clouds for the Saturday event. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fayetteville family on 'Family Feud' next Monday

Family Feud host Steve Harvey and his no-holds-barred brand of comedy are back for an all-new season of America’s favorite family competition.  Filmed before a live studio audience in Atlanta, Georgia, Fayetteville’s own Ruff Family will face off with the Fogarty Family from Billerica, Mass for their chance to take home prizes that could reach $100,000 plus a brand-new car, not to mention some serious bragging rights.  The challenge begins on Monday, November 14 at noon on WPCH (Channel 17). Read More»

PTC Optimist Club hosts successful Halloween events for kids

From left are Mr. and Mrs. Green (Cris and Debbie Lemay) in the Garden; Miss Scarlet (Deanna Finn) in the Hall; Mrs. Peacock (Nancy Britton) in the Ballroom; Mrs. White (Kathy Burdg) in the Kitchen; Col. Mustard (Tom Burdg) in the Study and Professor Plum (Stony Lohr) in the Library. Each room had an activity for the children and three of the rooms had a hidden clue to solve the mystery.  Children received prizes/candy in each room and prize for solving the crime. Photo/Special.

The Peachtree City Fire Department hosted its annual haunted house for children 10 years old and older and adults. The Peachtree City Optimist Club hosted “The House of Clues” for children 3 years to 10 years old. The House of Clue was a non-scary event based on the Clue Mystery Game.

The Optimist club also provided the concession stand with hot dogs, chips, soft drinks, hot chocolate and homemade hot apple cider. Both events were a great success and they appreciated the public’s support of both organizations. Read More»

Kids and costumes and storytelling in PTC

Kids and costumes and storytelling in PTC

The Not-So-Spooky Storytelling event brought lots of costumed children to “The Fred” in Peachtree City on Saturday for trick or treating, a costume contest and entertainment. Pictured are a crowd of kids enjoying a puppet show of “Three Billy Goats Gruff.” Photo/Michael Boylan.

Local singer releases EP this week

Local singer releases EP this week

Chances are, you’ve seen and heard Paige McCauley before. The 15-year-old freshman at Landmark Christian School has performed at a number of local venues including the Legacy Theatre, the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, Eddie’s Attic and more. She hopes that you’ll be hearing a lot more of her soon as her EP, “The Little Things” comes out this week. She will mark the occasion with a release party at Maguire’s Family and Friends in Senoia on Saturday from 7:30-11 p.m. Read More»

Plenty of activities brewing this weekend

There are some weekends where there doesn’t seem to be anything going on. And then there are weekends like this - jam-packed.
Whatever your interests are, whatever your age, there is something for you this weekend.

Halloween is on Monday and both Fayetteville and Peachtree City will have events for the kids.

Fayetteville Main Street and the Pumpkin People are planning a variety of family events and opportunities for local residents on Saturday, October 29 in downtown Fayetteville. Read More»

Whitewater presents ‘The Wedding Singer’ this week

The Whitewater High School Musical Theatre group performs its fall musical “The Wedding Singer, this weekend in the Whitewater auditorium. The show is based on the hit Adam Sandler comedy and features a stellar cast of singers.

Imagine that it is 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party, until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Read More»

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