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Local student shines in theater and opera

Carolyn Balkovetz

The Twilight Theatre Apprentice Company is a local theater training program for middle school and high school students. Recently, Carolyn Balkovetz, a student at Starr’s Mill High School and senior apprentice with the Twilight Theatre, was selected to attend six-week vocal training program at the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina. The vocal students enjoyed daily classes in acting, yoga, diction, music literature, music theory, and had the honor of auditing rehearsals of the Janiec Opera Company. Read More»

Iron kid: PTC teen wins national event

Lots of kids like to follow in their father’s footsteps. Will James’ father participates in triathlons, so there are a lot of footsteps to follow.

James, 15, recently took part in the 2010 USA Triathlon Junior Triathlon festival in San Diego, Calif. and was a national champion in Boys 13-15 with a time of 30:04. The triathlon consisted of a 200 meter swim, a 10 km bike ride and a 2 km run.

James has been competing in triathlons for close to eight years, starting out in his own backyard in the annual Peachtree City Youth Triathlon. Read More»

Mystery writing workshop for kids set for Oct. 13

A “Most Mysterious” Writing Workshop for boys and girls ages 9-14 will be held at Halloween Central (better know as Gallopade Publishing) on Wednesday, Oct. 13 (of course), created by our own local kids mystery book author, Carole Marsh and given by “Wacky Writing Witch” Paige Muh.

“While it may sound silly and like a lot of fun (and it is!), parents will be amazed at the tips their children learn during this workshop, and how it improves their writing and grades in school,” says Marsh.  “It’s almost scary!” Read More»

The Shoulderbone Creek Orchestra at this week's Lunch on the Lawn

Fayetteville Main Street is excited to host another wonderful opportunity for local employees and residents to get outside on their lunch break, and enjoy the beautiful weather and music on the Old Courthouse lawn in Historic Downtown Fayetteville.

Lunch on the Lawn will again take place from 11.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m., and everyone is welcome to participate in this community event. PiesOn Pizza will be selling pizza lunch combos for $5, and Rita’s Italian Ice will be offering cool dessert treats, but people can also bring their own lunch to the gathering. Read More»

33rd annual Shakerag Festival set for Sept. 18 and 19

It’s time for the 33rd annual Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival in Peachtree City. The Peachtree City Parks and Recreation Department will host the festival Saturday, and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19, and will be held at Shakerag Knoll located at 191 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City. The hours on Saturday are from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and 12-5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission and parking is free.

“This is one of the biggest shows yet,” said Ashley Alonso, event coordinator. With 120 vendors, many of them being new this year, you will definitely want to mark your calendar. Read More»

Bells Across America next Friday

The James Waldrop Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution invites the public to join in the Bells Across America Celebration on September 17 at noon as the United States celebrates the 223rd anniversary of the signing of the US Constitution.  

The bell ringing will be held on the Fayetteville Square next to the flagpole at the Old County Courthouse
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The Marquis de Lafayette Chapter Sons of the American Revolution will provide a musket salute in honor of this historical event.
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What I did this summer

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I have been writing movie reviews for The Citizen for almost five years, and although some may think that reviewing a movie is easy, I can tell you that it’s not. Reviewing a movie means you have to see it, research who the actors, writer(s) and director are and then find a way to express your opinion to the readers in a few paragraphs. As a teenager, this especially becomes hard when big blockbusters like “Avatar” or the highly popular “Transformers” and “Twilight” franchises rear their ugly heads again and again. Read More»

Shakerag returns for 33rd year, Sept. 18 and 19

It’s time for the 33rd annual Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival in Peachtree City. The Peachtree City Parks and Recreation Department will host the festival Saturday, Sept.18 through Sunday, Sept. 19, and will be held at Shakerag Knoll located at 191 McIntosh Trail, in Peachtree City.

The hours on Saturday are from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and 12-5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission and parking is free. Read More»

Powers' festival returns this weekend

It is one of the largest arts festivals in the area, if not the largest, and it is celebrating it’s 40th year this year.

Now called the Powers’ Festival, (formerly Powers Crossroads), the event features arts and crafts vendors, demonstrations of chair caning, beekeeping, spinning, as well as a working grist mill and blacksmith shop. There is also a full schedule of entertainment, both musical and theatrical, each day and exhibits and games. There will also be a Horse-Drawn Carriage Exhibit this year. Read More»

Slice of life (and good pizza) at PTC's KidzFest Saturday

Slice of life (and good pizza) at PTC's KidzFest Saturday

Anna, 4, from Peachtree City enjoyed everything the annual KidzFest at Shakerag Knoll in Peachtree City had to offer last Saturday. The event featured free games, bouncing attractions, entertainment and more. Several local restaurants were also on hand with selections from their menus. Photo/Michael Boylan.

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