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Shakerag Festival returns Sept. 17 and 18 in PTC

Peachtree City’s 34th annual Shakerag Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18, at Shakerag Knoll, 191 McIntosh Trail. The annual event is known for its handmade arts and crafts, and the delicious array of food vendors. 

This year, Shakerag will offer a variety of vendors from around Georgia and the south, with unique items that include pottery, paintings, ceramics, clothing, florals, pet accessories, and jewelry. A children’s area will feature games, pony rides, and a craft station for minimal fees.  Read More»

Columnist unleashes 'Cluttered Mind' in book form

Columnist unleashes 'Cluttered Mind' in book form

Rick Ryckeley has been writing columns for The Citizen Newspapers for 10 years. His light-hearted stories about The Wife, The Boy and growing up on 110 Flamingo Street have entertained readers each week, often leaving them with a chuckle or a tear in their eye. He has corralled a number of those columns and has put them together with some new thoughts in his first book, “Musings from a Cluttered Mind.” The book is available now and he will be speaking about the book and his writing at several upcoming events. Read More»

PTC man’s photo to be a part of Project Imagin8ion

Alan Michael Martelly’s photo “My Word” was selected for the Goal category of Project Imagin8ion. Photo/Alan Michael Martelly.

Alan Michael Martelly, 20, a former Peachtree City resident attending the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, had one of his photographs selected for part of Project Imagin8ion. The project, a collaboration between Canon and director Ron Howard, is the first ever user-generated photo contest to inspire a Hollywood short film. There were 96,362 submissions for the eight categories of the contest; setting, character, mood, time, goal, relationship, obstacle and the unknown. Maretelly’s photo, “My Word” was selected for the goal category. Read More»

Twilight Theatre will cut ‘Footloose’ next two weekends

The cast of “Footloose” on stage at The Frederick Brown Jr.. Amphitheater. Photo/Special.

The Twilight Theatre is proud to present the high-energy dance musical, “Footloose,” opening Friday night, Sept. 2 at the beautiful Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City.

The perfect way to end the summer, “Footloose” (directed by Tanya Gruber; assistant directors Nora Wilfong and Marissa Shenkle) features high-spirited dancing (choreographed by Brenda Hotard), costumes from the 80’s (coordinated by Leah Larson), and music you’ll want to sing along with (music directed by Alison Chambers; assistant music director, Allie Duncan). Read More»

Local film ‘The Fat Boy Chronicles’ illustrates impact of bullying

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Bullying. It occurs in schools all across America. Dictionary.com defines it as “An overbearing person who habitually intimidates smaller or weaker people”. Over the past few years, bullying has been the cause of numerous teen suicides and has been talked about to countless Fayette teenagers who couldn’t give a hoot about it. Most are in the mind set of “It doesn’t happen here, so why should I care?” It does happen, and “The Fat Boy Chronicles” will show them how. Read More»

NCTC presents Ludwig's 'Twentieth Century'

“Twentieth Century” stars Diane Mitchell as Lily Garland and Scott Pollak as Oscar Jaffe. Photograph by Randy Drake.

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

“Twentieth Century” opens at NCTC on Thursday, August 25, at 8:00 pm. Paul Conroy, NCTC’s artistic director, is personally directing this fast-paced comedy. NCTC has previously staged Ken Ludwig’s “Lend Me a Tenor” and “Moon over Buffalo.” Read More»

Journey tribute band plays 'The Fred' tomorrow

The summer concert series at “The Fred” may have ended last Saturday with the Edwin McCain/10,000 Maniacs concert, but the Tribute Series will keep the music going. This Saturday, Georgia’s own, Departure, one of the most respected Journey tribute bands in the nation, performs.

“When I was researching the bands last season to come up with the schedule for this year’s series, they were one of the best of all the bands I heard,” said Tribute Series founder Chris Verdon. “Lucky for me, they were from the area.” Read More»

See 'Secretariat' in Fayetteville tonight

This Friday, August 26, Fayetteville Main Street is hosting its last free “Moovie Night” of 2011 at the Villages Amphitheater. Beginning at 7 p.m., families and groups of all ages are encouraged to come out for an evening of fun, music, and movie, as well as dancers from “Legacy Dance” will be performing. Read More»

KidzFest, FoodFest and HelpFest tomorrow at Shakerag Knoll

Nothing is free anymore, right?

Wrong!

Kidz Fest is free. The celebration of the end of summer returns Saturday, August 27th from 11 a.m. -3 p.m. There will be free rides, free prizes for the kids and free parking. Read More»

PTC artist has piece picked for national show

Eleanor “Honey” Corbin with oil painting “Cattle Guard” selected for national show in Colorado. Photo/Special.

Eleanor “Honey” Corbin, fine artist of Peachtree City, recently received word that her oil painting “Cattle Guard” has been selected for a national juried show in Louisville, Colo. The 26th Annual National Fine Art Show opens Sept. 4 and continues through Sept. 11, 2011.

The oil painting based on a photograph taken on a fall trip to Wyoming depicts a black bull standing by a cattle guard sternly eying the photographer while ostensibly guarding his harem on the open range. Read More»

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