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Fayette's newest Master Gardeners recognized

Fayette's newest Master Gardeners recognized

The Fayette Master Gardeners keep producing new green thumbs, welcoming the 2010 interns for this year’s effort. The bountiful garden is located along Heritage Parkway in Fayetteville just north of the library. Interns recently completed their training and 50 hours of volunteer service to receive certification as master gardeners. Pictured from the left are: (front) Jan Belvin, Lynn Amos, Anne Suenaga and Sheila Ostrofsky; and (rear) Kim Garwood, Joy Boyden and Harry Bolton. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Southern Scapes provides numerous outdoor services in the area

Southern Scapes is a unique company that currently offers one of the widest varieties of outdoor services in the Fayette / Coweta area. What truly sets this company apart is the caliber and attitude of its workforce. Employing skilled craftsman and seasoned veterans of several different trades, this group has banded together to cross-train each other in one-another’s trade, and cooperate as teams to provide multiple services simultaneously. Read More»

Verlo Mattress Store is helping PTC get a better night’s sleep

Consumers in the area have two choices when purchasing a bed. They can buy one off the shelf or have a mattress custom made just for them at Verlo Mattress Factory Store in Peachtree City.

According to a study from The Better Sleep Council, an uncomfortable mattress is one of the top three factors robbing people of sleep, along stress and illness. Tossing and turning at night is the result of sleeping on a bed that restricts the flow of oxygen and nutrients to your muscles. Read More»

Add a distinctive flair to your house with Georgia Crete

Unfortunately, driveways are often overlooked leaving a less than strong first impression. Georgia Crete’s wide variety of texture, color and patterns can make a dramatic difference in your driveways giving your home the visual curb appeal you desire. Everyone will stop to admire your driveway. It really will be the crowning touch to the curb appeal of your home.

Let Georgia Crete offer you our expert, friendly and objective advice to enhance your homes curb appeal and increase its value. Read More»

Top 2009 PTC agents recognized by Coldwell Banker Bullard

Jim Qualls was recognized recently as the 2009 Top Producing Agent for Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty’s Peachtree City/Fayette County office. Stephan Curcio was the office’s No. 2 producer for the year, while Donna Lasseter was No. 3.

The recognition came at the Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty organization’s annual awards event.

Several agents from Bullard’s Peachtree City office also received recognition at the Fayette County Board of Realtors’ Annual Awards Luncheon for their performances in 2009. Read More»

Hot Spring Spas has a lot to offer this month

“August at the Hot Spring Store is Hot, Hot, Hot,” said Lisa Reeder of Hot Spring Spas of Peachtree City. Among the specials this month are $2,000 for the Hot Spring “ARIA,” Consumer Digests Best Buy for a hot tub. There is also a trade-in special, add $500 on to the trade-in value guide’s price for your hot tub. (Good only for Hot Spring, Limelight, Tiger River, Hot Spot and Solana)

The local Hot Spring Dealer offers a variety of quality products. Read More»

Orchids are topic at July’s Master Gardener meeting

Geni Smith, Fayette Master Gardener (1997) and member of the Orchid Society, presented a porgram on growing and caring for orchids at the July Fayette Master Gardener Association meeting.  Geni has won many awards for the orchids she grows and brought several beautiful orchids to use for demonstrations.  She repotted an orchid, showing how to set the roots and showed the proper potting mixture to use. Read More»

Kidd, Kerscher, Knauss join local offices of The Home Source, REALTORS

Grace Kidd is affiliated with the company’s Fayette office in Peachtree City. A licensed Realtor since 2004, she is a 25-year resident of Fayetteville. Grace specializes in residential real estate in Fayette, Coweta, Clayton, Henry, and Meriwether counties. Among her skills is excellent customer service honed as a former small business owner in Tyrone. She is a member of the Fayette Board of Realtors. Read More»

Master Gardeners enjoy a question and answer meeting led by George Long

Pictured above from left:  George Long, Carol Stroud, and Recording Secretary Patsy DeLauder.  Long is answering a question posed by Stroud. Photo/Special.

At the April meeting of the Fayette Master Gardener Association held at the Fayetteville Library, George Long, speaker, held a question and answer session on Pesticides, Insecticides and weeds.  Long, a Fayetteville resident is one of the most respected Master Gardeners, who holds a degree in Horticulture.  He is a teacher and dynamic speaker for the UGA Extension Program.  Also, he volunteers each year at the Southeastern Flower Show and at the Fayette Extension Office giving advice by phone to callers on subjects such as turf and soil.  His property was on the 2009 Master Gardener Garden Tou Read More»

Master Gardener Program graduates 26 new volunteers

The Fayette Master Gardener Association and the Extension Office hosted a celebration luncheon for 26 new master gardener interns who completed an intensive 20-session training program that included midterm and final exams. Over the coming year, these volunteers will donate 50 hours of service to the county to be certified as master gardeners. After completion of the initial 50 hours, they will be required to give 25 hours of service each year within Fayette County to maintain active master gardener status. Read More»