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Drum beats for the dragon boats on Lake Peachtree

Dragon boats race on Lake Peachtree Sept. 25, 2010.

The weather was warm and skies were picture perfect Saturday at Drake Field in Peachtree City as teams from local companies, organizations and governments took to the waters of Lake Peachtree for the 4th Annual Dragon Boat Races, with two of the competing boats shown above. Both teams from Falcon Aviation Academy took home top honors as overall first and second place finishers. Complete with fun, food and excitement for the whole family, the annual event was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Peachtree City and Peachtree City Tourism. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Trip of a lifetime

Melinda Jennings with some children she met in Ternate. Photo/Special.

Fayetteville woman boards hospital ship, helps others halfway around the world

Melinda Jennings has been a nurse for a long time. Prior to recently taking a job as a school nurse at Sara Harp Minter Elementary, the BYU Nursing School gradate had been an operating room (OR) nurse at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Helping people who are sick and helping those that are tasked with healing them is just something she loves. When the BYU Nursing School and LDS charities sent out a call looking for nurses in all fields to go on a mission unlike any other, Jennings knew she had to try to be a part of the trip. Read More»

Starr's Mill choral department to present fall concert, Oct. 11

Nearly 50 students from SMHS’s Chanticleer, the choral department’s advanced mixed ensemble, kicked off the 2010-2011 year by participating in a daylong retreat at the Calvin Center in Hampton.

The Starr’s Mill High School Choral Department will present its annual fall concert on Monday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in Duke Auditorium.

All six of the school’s choral groups—Bel Canto, Camerata, Bella Voce, Chanticleer, An Octave Above (the women’s jazz ensemble) and Men of the Mill (10-member men’s a cappella group)—will present selections they have been rehearsing since school began under the direction of Dr. John Odom, SMHS director of choral activities, and Christy Todd, assistant director of choral activities. The performance is free and open to the public. Read More»

Fayette Senior Services hosting Oktoberfest

The public is invited to celebrate Oktoberfest at Fayette Senior Services Life Enrichment Center, Monday, October 25, 5 to 8 p.m. The festivities include a German polka band, authentic German foods prepared by Executive Chef Donnie Wuerl and Pastry Chef Lori Bean, as well as traditional beverages. Tickets are $15 per person and may be purchased at the Center located at 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville. Advance ticket sales only. Proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit Fayette Senior Services, a non-profit organization. Read More»

STG holding auditions for Christmas play

Southside Theatre Guild in downtown Fairburn will hold non-equity, open auditions for “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus”  on Monday, Oct. 4 and Tuesday, Oct. 5.  Both nights will begin with a 6:30 p.m. sign-in. This is a family show, so families are encouraged to audition.  Ages range from 8 to 80 plus.

This is a large production (17+ men and 8+ women), so there will be lots of opportunities for many. 

There will be eight performances – Dec. 2-5; 9-12. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays.

Visit www.STGplays.com for more details.

'Swamp Stompin Nature Hike' a success

Swamp Stomp participants got up close and personal with wetland wildlife including many frogs, toads, tadpoles, aquatic insects and crayfish.  Photo/David Jacksch

Local residents had a Swamp Stompin' good time at the Sam’s Lake Bird Sanctuary on Saturday, Sept. 18.  The Swamp Stompin’ Nature Hike was the first in a series of Nature Explorers adventures offered by the Fayette County Parks & Recreation Department.  The Southern Conservation Trust manages the Sam’s Lake Bird Sanctuary and was a joint sponsor of the Swamp Stomp. Read More»

Great Georgia Air Show arrives Oct. 9 and 10

You can just feel the excitement in the air at Falcon Field in Peachtree City and on Oct. 9 and 10, you will be able to see it.

The countdown has begun, and the 13th Annual Great Georgia Air Show (GGAS) is ready for take-off.

And with a line-up of events featuring gravity-defying jets, thundering jet trucks, vintage warbirds and a one-of-a-kind wingwalking performance organizers are bracing for what could be the “most exciting show yet.” Read More»

Christian music concert in PTC, Saturday

Holy Trinity Council 8081 of the Knights of Columbus announces that it is sponsoring a Christian music concert at the Frederick Brown Amphitheater on Saturday, Oct 2. The performers are Dove Award winning group Downhere along with Chris Sleigh and Finding Favour. They are bringing their You’re Not Alone Tour to Peachtree City.

Special Guests include Second Chance featuring Joyce Gruschow and OPEN24. Read More»

They screamed for ice cream

Michael Boylan's picture

Well, I don’t scream about ice cream, but the contestants on the new season of “The Apprentice” do. The task for the men (Octane) and the women (Fortitude) on the second episode of “The Apprentice” was to sell as much ice cream as they could from an ice cream cart in Manhattan in two days. The team with the most profit would win. How did these former/ aspiring future captains of industry try to sell as much ice cream as possible? By yelling and haranguing passers-by. Read More»

Friends and family members raising money for juvenile diabetes research

Taylor Paine, L, and Katie Kojali ready to strut their stuff at the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes in Atlanta. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Katie Kojali has had diabetes since she was two years old. Her friend, Taylor Paine, was diagnosed earlier this year. On Oct. 16, they and their families will be a part of the Rockin Peeps, a team walking in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk to Cure Diabetes at Centennial Park in Atlanta. The walk is three miles long but the Rockin Peeps are doing more than just the walk. Read More»

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