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Swags for sale

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Santa’s elves disguised as Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs) and 4-H Club members are busily creating holiday greenery for the annual Wreath Sale in their workshop, which looks suspiciously like the Agriculture Building at the Coweta County Fairgrounds.

The products of their labor are fresh, natural wreaths and swags, handmade and guaranteed to bring the smell of Christmas into your home. Read More»

Sullivan sings to No. 2 spot

Christina Sullivan (center), flanked by Angie Plate (left) and Michelle Wynn (right), in Clayton State’s 2014 “The Boys from Syracuse.” Photo/Submitted

Clayton State University (CSU) senior Christina Sullivan placed second in the Upper Division Adult Women (requirements are ages 26 or above with four or more years of voice instruction) category of the Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing 2014 Student Auditions, held at Georgia State University on Saturday, Nov. 8. 

Sullivan, a mezzo-soprano and graduate of Sandy Creek High School, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in music with a concentration in voice performance and a minor in dance at CSU. Read More»

‘Prelude to a Kiss’ at NTC

Elizabeth Sandlin and Christian Pollack rehearsing for “Prelude to a Kiss.” Photo/Submitted

“Prelude to a Kiss,” a 1988 play by Craig Lucas, tells the story of a young bride and groom that experience a supernatural event at their wedding. As a result, they are forced to contemplate the true meaning of “soul mate.” Immediately after Peter and Rita exchange wedding vows, an unknown elderly man asks to kiss the bride. As he does, Rita’s soul and the old man’s magically exchange bodies.

Peter leaves the wedding with a woman he believes to be Rita, but during their honeymoon, he comes to realize that Rita’s body is no longer inhabited by Rita’s soul. Read More»

Things to do-Nov.18-Dec.13

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November 18

Dogwood Forest Assisted Living/Fayetteville  A free educational Alzheimer’s Support Group class meets today at 6:30pm  at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Fayetteville. Call Lisa Hardy at 770/719-9010 for more information.

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Orchestra kicks off the fall season

McIntosh High School’s Orchestra symphonic cellists
from left to right: front row: Marie McCauley, Lacee Link, Melina Le; middle row: Hayden Crawford, Matthew Emmerling, Robert Roth and back row: Winston Taylor, Jacob Rynne, Jefferson Downs and Ryan Anderson. Photo/Submitted.

McIntosh High School’s Orchestra, conducted by James C. Hagberg, performed their first concert of the 2014-2015 school year this fall.

The evening started off with a special thanks to the orchestra’s sponsor Ronald Sachs Violins. Chris Johns, the Peachtree City’s store owner accepted a special recognition the young musicians had prepared for him.

Johns said he plans to hang the gift, a framed picture of some of the orchestra’s cellist and the group’s signatures, in his store. Johns opened Ronald Sachs Violins second store in Peachtree City in July. Read More»

Holiday theatre season approaches

The cast of "The Collins Family Christmas.' Photo/Submitted.

Over 40 of the area’s most popular and talented performers will gather at Southside Theatre Guild from December 11-14 to present the world premiere of an original holiday show, “The Collins Family Christmas” destined to be a holiday favorite.

The production is written and directed by Chris Shellnutt with musical direction by Ed Richardson. Shellnutt most recently directed “The Nerd” at Southside Theatre Guild and last year’s special presentation of “Smoke on the Mountain.”

Richardson most recently directed “Always Patsy Cline”and appeared in “Smoke on the Mountain” at Southside. Read More»

Mad Hatter tea party in Wonderland

The Queen of Hearts. Photo/Submitted

Event raises money to help prevent bullying & raise confidence in youths

The Mad Hatter tea party will be a walk through Wonderland. The event is Nov. 15 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Newnan Centre on Lower Fayetteville road. Guests will be able to bid during a silent auction on “the Queen’s dowery,” as well as mill around with characters from Alice in Wonderland, all while enjoying adult drinks and heavy hors de oeuvres. Read More»

Chomping for chili

Chomping for chili

It was a chilly day but it was just right for a cup of hot chili. Ten-year-old Cayleigh Fitzsimmons (L) and her 7-year-old sister Chloe, of Peachtree City, joined a host of others Nov. 1 for the annual Civitan Great Chili Challenge held at Shakerag Knoll in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Things to do-Nov.6-Dec.13

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November 6

Fayette County Retired Educators meets today at 10:30 a.m. at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. Read More»

Vegan chef gives free lessons, samples

Returning by popular request to the Carnegie, Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., chef Michael Laidlaw will again prepare and provide a special food demonstration in the continuing effort to present his introduction to vegan preparation and cooking. Read More»