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Ceremony to honor cancer survivors and remember those lost

A special luminaria ceremony to be held during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Fayette County will remember those lost to cancer and honor those who have survived. Luminaria will be lit at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds on Friday at 9 p.m. to represent these individuals.

Anyone desiring to make a luminaria donation may do so by visiting the event website at: www.relayforlife.org/fayettecounty. Luminaria will also be for sale onsite the night of Relay. Each luminaria candle is $10. Read More»

Cancer survivors laugh the night away

Ellen Hester as Florence Jean.

The old saying, laughter is the best medicine, was never more true than Friday night at the annual Relay For Life of Fayette County Survivor Dinner.  The 400 cancer survivors and their caregivers who attended the dinner at New Hope Baptist church were treated to a wonderful meal provided by event sponsors, Piedmont Fayette Hospital, and then enjoyed a very entertaining program by guest speaker Ellen Hester. 
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'Touch a Truck' returns this Saturday

'Touch a Truck' returns this Saturday

Peachtree City will host Touch A Truck on Saturday, May 1 in the Recreation Administration parking lot located at 191 McIntosh Trail from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This is the annual event where kids will be able to climb on big rigs, operate forklifts, turn on police sirens and learn about the equipment.

In honor of April being National Auto Safety Month our friends at Craig Automotive are teaming up with us. They will have representatives on site that will do a free inspection on your car. Safety is key. Read More»

Starr's Mill presents 'The Murder Room' this week

Starr's Mill presents 'The Murder Room' this week

The talented students in Starr’s Mill High School’s Drama Department are set to perform in Jack Sharkey’s ‘The Murder Room.’ Read More»

Cut 'Footloose' at McIntosh this weekend

The cast of "Footloose" rehearses one of the show's many catchy musical numbers.

Whatever the thermometer says this spring, it is going to be in the 80’s! At least that’s the case on stage this weekend at McIntosh High School, where the 1980’s pop musical Footloose cuts loose April 30 at 8 p.m. and May 1 at 2 and 7 p.m. The musical features such hit songs as Footloose, Holding Out For a Hero, Almost Paradise, and Let’s Hear It For The Boy! Don’t miss this great opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled evening. Read More»

Fayette Master Gardeners hold plant sale Saturday

Fayette Master Gardeners hold plant sale Saturday

The Fayette Master Gardener Association will host its 2nd Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 1. The event will be held from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Fayette County Administration Complex parking lot, 140 Stonewall Ave. in Fayetteville . Hundreds of plants including annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetable seedlings, shrubs, trees and house plants will be available for sale at bargain prices. Free plant workshops will be held throughout the day, and attendees can get their gardening questions answered at the “Ask the Master Gardener” Booth at the Gazebo. Read More»

Having a ‘hoot’ at ENCORE’s art and culture meeting

Having a ‘hoot’ at ENCORE’s art and culture meeting

ENCORE held a arts and culture meeting with local native Jim Howell displaying owls that he carves by hand. Enjoying his work are from left: Phil Hamilton, Charlie Hogan, Jim Howell, and Jim Schirm. Photo/Carolyn Cary

Oak Ridge Boys in Fayetteville Saturday

As summer approaches, so do the much anticipated summer nights at The Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville. This year’s lineup offers a wide variety of groups that should have something for just about every musical taste. Kicking off the season this Saturday (May 1 ) are country music legends, The Oak Ridge Boys, who will offer up 50 years of tradition on the stage as they perform an evening of their classic hits. Read More»

Lunch on the Lawn this Friday

Fayetteville Main Street is excited to kick off the spring season with its first outdoor event of the year. This Friday, the first Lunch on the Lawn program of 2010 will provide a 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.

Lunch on the Lawn will take place from 11.30am – 1.30pm, and everyone is welcome to participate in this community event. PiesOn Pizza will be selling pizza lunch combos for $5, but people can bring their own lunch as well. Read More»

Zaphyra to play at Ten East Washington April 25

The Fayette-based vocal band Zaphyra will be returning to Newnan’s favorite restaurant, Ten East Washington, to perform for Sunday Brunch on April 25.  They will be presenting a new program as a preview to the Voices concert, “Mist of Night and Moon,” this September.
 
Zaphyra will be offering a mix of all time favorites like “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night,)” and “Walking in the Air;” more contemporary pieces like “Make You Feel My Love;” musical theater works like “Somewhere” and “Memory;” and classical pieces like “No One Like You” and Rusalka’s “Song to the Moon” by Dvorak. Read More»