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Of course Foodie was at the annual Taste of Fayette event this past Sunday (you didn’t see a guy in a fedora and sunglasses?). Numerous area restaurants all putting their cuisine out there for the people to try? Fuhgeddaboutit. It’s a no-brainer. Foodie simply must attend an event like that. And what does Foodie think of Taste of Fayette, (since he’s apparently still writing in third person and some weird tense)?

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Courtney’s Cafe jazzes up Fayetteville with good food, entertainment

Talib Abdul Aziz and his daughter, Courtney. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Ribbon cutting set for tomorrow, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

In the same plaza in Fayetteville with Stevie B’s Pizza and the dollar theater, there’s a little restaurant that is starting to get noticed. Courtney’s Cafe, a warm place with a classy, yet casual atmosphere, opened six months ago and offers steak, seafood and some cajun cuisine, as well as live jazz every Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. Read More»

Grand opening for The Half Shell Oyster Bar this Saturday

The Half Shell Oyster Bar and Hot Dog Shop is owned by Natalie and Blaine Pitchford of Newnan, Ga. Oyster bar & hot dog style restaurants are common where they grew up (Dothan, Ala. - The Wiregrass). They couldn’t find that combination in Midwest Georgia, so they decided to bring some Wiregrass to the area. They started in downtown Newnan in April 2007. In May 2008, they opened a second location on Hwy 34 in Newnan. In march of this year, they opened their third location in Fayetteville. Read More»

Chef at Wyndham Peachtree wins prestigious cooking award

Competitive cooking hadn’t been high on Chef John Kerkeslager’s priority list until this year. The last contest he’d entered was a quarter century ago, as a tenth grader taking food preparation classes in Lebanon, Penn. The competition was fierce and Kerkeslager came up with dishes including Seasoned Chicken Parmesan and Braised Celery Hearts that he thought were pretty good. The class instructor disagreed. Young John finished sixth in a field of six.

“That stayed with me for awhile, and whenever opportunities to compete came up, I sort of blew them off,” Kerkeslager said. Read More»

Local chorale brings beach party to Fayetteville

Local chorale brings beach party to Fayetteville

The Southern Crescent Chorale makes its seventh appearance at the Villages Amphitheater with "fun in the sun music" at our Beach Party on Saturday, May 22 at 8 p.m. Read More»

Chair exercises help with strength and flexibility for people of any age

If you are over 70 and wishing you were in better physical shape, the answer to your dilemma is as close as your kitchen! No, it’s not your refrigerator…it’s your chair. Chair exercise is the hot new way for anyone, no matter what your age or physical ability, to find your way back to the strength and stamina you had in your youth.

Chair exercises are a gentle way for seniors to build muscle strength and stay flexible. These simple slow-moving exercises can also improve balance, increase metabolism, relieve pain and improve mental alertness. Read More»

D74 Salon completes first month and now carries Ouidad and Retrohair lines

D’imension Seventy Four Salon (D74) opened at Wisdom Pointe on March 1, and just completed a great first month. During the month, the salon was able to find many former clients through several local advertisements in the Citizen. D74 Salon will also be advertising in Fayette Woman during May. Once D74 Salon opened their doors, the staff quickly settled into their new home. Read More»

Research shows exercise keeps money in your wallet

In today’s uncertain economy, families are looking to cut back on any expenses that seem like a luxury or even the slightest bit frivolous. One of the items receiving scrutiny in many households -- and in the media -- is gym memberships.  Yet a growing body of evidence suggests that cutting that gym membership may be exactly the wrong move for even the most cash-strapped family. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, inactive adults have significantly higher direct medical costs than active adults, and the costs associated with physical inactivity increase with age. Read More»

Taste of Fayette returns May 16

It’s that time again when downtown Fayetteville comes alive with fine art, food, and family fun. This Sunday, May 16, the 9th Annual Taste of Fayette returns, showcasing local restaurants selling affordable samples of their finest offerings. Read More»