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Three common questions about hearing loss

As a hearing care provider with AccuQuest Hearing Centers, the largest hearing health private practice in the nation, I see many patients. Of all the questions I get, three stand out as some of the most common and important to understand:

1) What are the symptoms of Hearing Loss?
While the causes, types, and degrees of hearing loss vary, the symptoms are essentially the same. People with hearing loss typically answer “yes” to questions like:

Do I hear, but have a difficult time understanding?

Do I frequently have to ask people to repeat themselves? Read More»

Top 5 resolutions to preserve your vision in the new year

During the holidays and new years celebrations it is common to reflect upon the blessings we have in our lives as well as to make new years resolutions. In that tradition, it is important not to take for granted your most precious sense, vision. We asked Dr. John Henahan, optometrist at Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City for his top resolutions for 2012. Read More»

Lights across the water

Lights across the water

The Tinsley Mill Village 45-foot Christmas tree, consisting of more than 2,000 lights, and clearly visible reflected in North Lake Peachtree as one crosses the Ga. Highway 54 bridge, sparkles shortly after sunset near the center of Peachtree City. Photo/Charlotte Lentz.

The Foodie Awards

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Welcome to an extremely unscientific, highly personal awards column that results in no real awards. That being said, as F.C. Foodie, I do sample lots of the local restaurants and I keep my ears open and hear the buzz from local citizens as well. The winners are all very deserving.

Breakfast

Best Breakfast Item - The Maple Bacon Donut at Lagniappe Deauxnuts in Fayetteville. It is my obsession. I love it. I honestly think of ways I can incorporate it into my life more. “Oh, we’re going to a Christmas party. Let’s bring some Maple Bacon Donuts instead of a bottle of wine.” Read More»

'Hugo': Scorsese’s film runs like an endless film reel

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Movies come out every year. They get good reviews, bad reviews, and mixed reviews. I, as a critic, enjoy reviewing these numerous films, the good, the bad, and the too ugly for words. I am a person who usually either likes a movie or hates it. The point is that I don’t give mixed reviews to many films. I will give a film a mixed review if I believe a proper tone is not set, the events are odd or if it starts out one way and ends another. “Hugo” is an example of the first and third reasons for me giving a film a mixed review. Read More»

Lots of holiday shows this weekend

Carla’s Dance Factory and the Georgia Youth Ballet will perform a benefit show at Sandy Creek this weekend. Photo/Special.

Looking for something to do with the family this weekend? Why not catch one of the many holiday productions in the area.

Carla’s Dance Factory and Georgia Youth Ballet will again present their production of “A Christmas Spectacular” and “The Nutcracker, Land of Sweets” in collaboration with Sandy Creek High School’s Choral and Drama Departments. It is a show designed with the entire family in mind and truly has something for everyone. Read More»

Several animated Christmas light displays in county

In 2005, a commercial on television featured an animated Christmas lights display set to music. The display was done by an electrical engineer from Ohio named Carson Williams. The popularity of the commercial and video, which was passed around the internet, inspired many people to set up their own animated Christmas light displays and there are three (that we know of) in Fayette County that residents can drive to and see through the Christmas season. Read More»

Band at Tyrone tree lighting

Band at Tyrone tree lighting

Students with the Flat Rock Middle School Band were just one of the groups that added a bit of Christmas flavor to the setting Dec. 4 for Tyrone’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration. Residents by the hundreds turned out for the festivities and to welcome Santa to town. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Shades of Red entertain in Senoia

Shades of Red entertain in Senoia

The streets of Senoia during the late afternoon hours Dec. 3 were filled with the sounds of Shades of Red, the jazz vocal ensemble from the University of West Georgia. The group sang for the mass of people on hand for the annual Light Up Senoia celebration. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia turns out for Christmas parade

Senoia turns out for Christmas parade

The population of Senoia again this year swelled to overflowing for the annual Christmas Parade held on Dec. 3. More than 50 entries began the route at the south end of Main Street and continued past City Hall. The parade was only one of many events that make the Light Up Senoia event a major attraction each year. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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