County library launches Hitchcock series next week

On Wednesday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m., the Fayette County Public Library kicks off “Evenings with Sir Alfred: A Hitchcock Retrospective,” a free film series showcasing classic selections from the long and illustrious career of Alfred Hitchcock. Twice a month from now through October on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m., the public is invited to relax at the library and enjoy the work of the master of cinematic suspense. Free popcorn will be available for audience members to enjoy. Read More»

PTC Garden Club designs ‘Anna’s Garden’ at Braelinn Elementary

Working on Anna’s Garden are (L-R, back row) Calvin Barley, Alonzo Wilkins, Sue Memmer, Ron Braddock, Chuck Wright, Danny Quinn, Dan Helander, Jim Schirm, Marcia Hendershot and Don Coleman. (Front row, L-R) Bonnie Helander, Jo-Ann Wright, Barbara Braddock, Mary Quinn, Judy Coleman, Lyndsey Slough, Marilyn Schirm, Karen Van Horn, Joshua Van Horn and Norm Van Horn. Not pictured: Sue Nelson and Rich Ziobro. Photo/Special.

On March 24, the Peachtree City Garden Club began work on Anna’s Memorial Garden at Braelinn Elementary School.

Club members and spouses joined Anna’s family, Karen, Joshua and Norm Van Horn, to dig garden beds at the new pavilion on the school’s playground that was built in memory of Anna Van Horn who died in an accident last year.

Anna loved nature and gardening with her mother.

In April the club will add new blooming plants in Anna’s favorite colors: pink, purple and yellow. A garden dedication will take place at the school on May 1. Read More»

Insomnia? Maybe your eyes are to blame

John. L Henahan, OD, FAAO
Special to The Citizen

For decades, scientists have looked for explanations as to why certain conditions occur with age, including memory loss, slower reaction time, insomnia and even depression. They have scrupulously investigated such suspects as high cholesterol, obesity, heart disease and an inactive lifestyle.

Now a fascinating body of research supports a largely unrecognized culprit: the aging of the eye, according to Dr. John Henahan an eye doctor at Spectrum Eyecare. Read More»

Lots of green thumbs for FCHS’s annual plant sale this week

Lots of green thumbs for FCHS’s annual plant sale this week

Members of the horticulture class at Fayette County High School take a minute to show off the results of their handiwork. The school’s annual plant sale featuring annuals, perennials, hanging baskets and more will be held March 28-30 from 3:30-6 p.m. in the greenhouse behind the gym. Class members include (from left) Nisa Floyd, Tania Ruiz, Kellie McKinley, Devin Beavers, Christian Nelson, Torey Davis, Trent Headley, Tyler Purdee and Cofy Rees. Photo/Ben Nelms.

‘Drop Dead Diva’ gets a plaque in Senoia

‘Drop Dead Diva’ gets a plaque in Senoia

“Drop Dead Diva” cast members (center) Lex Medlin, Brooke Elliot and Jackson Hurst are joined on March 16 by Senoia City Council members and their spouses, city officials and members of the Senoia Downtown Development Authority for the placement of a film commemorative plaque at the corner of Seavy Street and Main Street in downtown Senoia. Photo/Special.

The Silver Comet needs a van

The Silver Comet needs a van

The Silver Comet, self-described as an alternative rock band with a bit of Pop/Soul, has only been performing together as a band for 15 months. When the invite came to go out on the Vans Warped Tour this summer they were shocked and delighted, later realizing that they were going to need some resources to make their rock and roll dreams come true. Mainly some money and a van. Read More»

‘World’s Smallest Airport’ at Legacy Thursday night

A Piper Cub lands atop a 1946 Ford, one of the ssignature acts of The Thrasher Brothers Aerial Circus in the five years after World War II. Photo/Special.

“World’s Smallest Airport”, the true story of The Thrasher Brothers Aerial Circus, 1945 -1950, will be shown at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone, Georgia on March 29 to benefit the new National Museum of Commercial Aviation now in development on the grounds of the Atlanta Airport.

This nationally recognized air show began in Athens and Elberton, Georgia following the end of World War II.  For five years in over 300 shows the brothers performed amazing feats with unlikely airplanes at airports from Pennsylvania to Miami to Houston. Read More»

Sandy Creek High School presents ‘Hairspray’

Sandy Creek High School presents “Hairspray” March 22-25 at the SCHS Patriot Hall in Tyrone. Among the cast members are Andre Allen, Jordan Guest, Taylor Fields, Jacorey Moon, Jamarcus Allen, Taylor Brown, Jerrell Melton and Courtney Justice. Photo/Special.

The Sandy Creek High School Chorus and Drama Departments will present the Broadway musical-comedy “Hairspray” onstage in Sandy Creek’s Patriot Hall, 360 Jenkins Rd., Tyrone, March 22 - 25, 2012.

Performances run Thursday, March 22, through Sunday, March 25. The Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m. Sunday’s performance is a matinee, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at SCHS for $7 or at the box office, beginning 30 minutes prior to each performance, for $10. Read More»

Spring planting in PTC

Spring planting in PTC

There was plenty of planting activity March 10 at the Peachtree City Community Garden on Kelly Drive as families began to establish their garden plots. The activities were supervised by Larry Dove of Two Doves Farm who watched as the 95 organic beds in phase 1 were laid out. Participating in the planting were Peachtree City resident Kirsten Lawson and (from left) Thomas Stone, Erin Stone, Caroline Lawson and Meredith Lawson. Photo/Ben Nelms.