She is Ironman

April Gellatly on the bike portion of Ironman Louisville. Photo/Special.

Local triathlete Gellatly sponsored by Peachtree City Triathlon Club

It may not be the most scientific statistic, but there is anecdotal evidence that Peachtree City has the largest number of Ironman triathletes in the country, per capita. Read More»

Annual swing dance returns to WWII History Festival

Swing dance reenactors. Photo/Special.

On Saturday, Apr. 24, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing will host “Keep ‘em Flying,” a 1940s-theme hangar dance, complete with big-band performances, swing dance demonstrations, period costumes and vintage aircraft.

The festivities will be held at the Historical Airpower Facility, Atlanta Regional Airport Falcon Field in Peachtree City and will begin at 6 p.m. with free swing dance lessons by Rachel Ferguson Dance Connection.
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Workshop for aspiring fiction writers at Fayette County Library, Apr. 13

Award winning author Mary Buckham and New York Times best-selling author Dianna Love visit the Fayette County Public Library on Tuesday, Apr. 13 to present a free workshop for aspiring fiction writers. The two-hour program begins at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room. Read More»

See several Starr's Mill bands at 'The Fred" Apr. 24

See several Starr's Mill bands at 'The Fred" Apr. 24

Spring has sprung! It’s time to enjoy some fun music under the stars at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater on Apr. 24. The Starr’s Mill High School bands have been working diligently all winter to prepare for an evening of fantastic entertainment. In past years, the “Night of Starrs” event has been held in smaller venues. Due to the growing popularity of the show, the event this year will be held directly under the stars at the amphitheater. For only $10, audience members will enjoy the Big Band sounds of the “Swingin Starrs”, Jazz ensembles, and the “Octave Above” Jazz choir. Read More»

Annual Spring Yard and Garden Show coming, seeks vendors

It is time to sign up for the annual Spring Yard & Garden Show hosted by Peachtree City Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday, Apr. 24. Spring is here and business owners specializing in yard, or garden related products or services have the opportunity to showcase their items at this event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Shakerag Knoll on McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City. Many local businesses in the surrounding area have already signed up for the show. Read More»

Spivey Hall hosting Children's Choir auditions

Clayton State University’s world-famous Spivey Hall will be holding auditions for its equally-famous Children’s Choir program on Saturday, May 1.
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Sandy Creek HS gets 6 award nominations for 'Les Miz'

From left, are Marius and Cosette (Anthony Spezzano and Shannon Joyner) and Eponine, Valjean, and Fantine (Stephanie Earle, Jesse Alexander, Feleecia Thompson). Photo/Special.

The Sandy Creek High School Chorus and Drama Production of “Les Miserables School Edition” received six nominations in the 2010 Shuler Hensley Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre. Read More»

Tickets on sale for Atlanta Symphony Decorators' Show House

Tickets on sale for Atlanta Symphony Decorators' Show House

Karen Duncan owner of Omega Books, Peachtree City, is once again selling the advance tickets to the Atlanta Symphony Decorators' Show House. The 40th annual Decorators' Show House and Gardens is open Apr. 17-May 9. Advance tickets are $20 and may be purchased through Friday, Apr. 16. Over 25 of Atlanta's interior designers and landscape architects are participating. Proceeds benefit educational and outreach programs of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Photo/ Honey Corbin      

‘Dragon’ soars past my expectations

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DreamWorks has a talent for making original stories. Some of the company’s films are the “Shrek” trilogy and “Kung Fu Panda.” With their newest flick, “How to Train Your Dragon,” they make another winner that is beautifully directed and has likeable characters. (Don’t you hate it when the hero isn’t likeable because he has too many problems? I’m remembering “Remember Me.”) Read More»

McIntosh alumni Torres goes west to work for Dreamworks

David Torres. Photo/Special.

David Torres, a graduate of McIntosh High School and Ringling College of Art and Design, had a taste of Hollywood working on hit films like “Ice Age,” “Robots” and “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who” with Blue Sky Studios Read More»

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