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Good vibrations blend at Fayette County Library

Good vibrations blend at Fayette County Library

Lionel Jones performed on the vibraphone to a packed crowd at the 14th annual Blended Heritage celebration at the Fayette County Public Library Friday evening. It was the first major event to be hosted at the library’s newly renovated auditorium, which added a stage. The audience was treated to a wide range of music including selections performed by local pianist Daniel Chapadeau, a fourth-grader at Spring Hill Elementary. Photo/John Munford.

‘Disney’s Winnie The Pooh, Kids’ comes to Fayetteville

Owl (Emelie Laughter) tries to explain the horrible danger that Pooh (Avery Grillo), Tigger (Josh Weisler) and Piglet (Mikayla DeBrueil) are in during ACOF’s family musical~ “Disney’s Winnie The Pooh, Kids.” Photo/Special.

Join A Company of Friends Productions as they fill the stage with music, laughter and adventure as the Pooh-tastic family musical, “Disney’s Winnie The Pooh, Kids,” comes to life in Fayetteville. Twenty-one local performers will transport audiences to the Hundred Acre Woods where they will meet Pooh and all his friends in an hour-long musical based on the 2011 Disney Feature Animated Film.

Only six performances at the intimate Fayette Train Depot at 250 Lanier Ave. East in Fayetteville, where seating is limited, so advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended. Read More»

'The Fred' announces 2012 Summer Concert Series

The Frederick Brown Jr. “The Fred” Amphitheater in Peachtree City is proud to announce the 2012 Lexus of South Atlanta summer concert series under the stars.

Showcasing musical genres ranging from Rock to Oldies to R&B, the Fred promises a diverse and spectacular season filled with award-winning artists and bands, featuring hits from the 70’s to the 2000’s. Read More»

Newnan Theatre presents ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

Newnan Theatre presents ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” by Edward Albee, opens at Newnan Community Theatre on Thursday, February 16 at 8 p.m. and runs through February 26. The show “is not for the faint of heart,” said Artistic Director Paul Conroy, who is directing this intense drama. 

However, for true drama devotees, this is a play not to be missed. “It’s Albee’s best known work, and it puts him in the class with Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller—the great playwrights of American Theatre,” said Conroy.  Read More»

Southside Theatre Guild presents ‘A Raisin In The Sun’

The cast of Southside Theatre Guild's production of "A Raisin In The Sun." Photo/Special.

Southside Theatre Guild will present Lorraine Hansberry’s play “ A Raisin In The Sun,’ for three weekends starting this Thursday with an Opening Night Gala. Read More»

Peachtree City resident publishes new novel

Peachtree City author Lynn Murphy. Photo/Special.

Lynn Murphy, a resident of Peachtree City, has written a new novel. “The Time Of My Life,” which the author describes as “a sort of ‘The Blind Side’ for runners” is her fourth book.
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Growing good food

Janet Lester and Vauna Bellury of the Fayette County Master Gardeners at the Plant a Row Garden at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville. Photo/Special.

Fayette Master Gardener Extension volunteers contribute 75% of fresh produce to Atlanta Community Food Bank in 2011

Fred Conrad, Community Garden Coordinator of the Atlanta Food Bank released his 2011 report of fresh food donated to area food banks, ministries and shelters. The total produce received from the entire Atlanta area campaign was 106,292 pounds; the most successful season since joining the campaign in 1996. Fayette County Master Gardeners donated 79,231.5 pounds of this campaign total. 

• 30,361.5 pounds were harvested and distributed from the one acre Plant a Row for the Hungry (PAR) garden located on the grounds of New Hope Baptist Church North Campus in Fayetteville, Read More»

Konos Academy performs ‘The Mikado’

From left are Andie Thacker and Kiona Davis of Fayetteville with Susanna Shivers and Anna Poole of Stockbridge. Photo/Special.

On January 19, the Konos Academy cast of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado” performed songs from the show at the Fayetteville Dwarf House. In addition to this performance, the Fayetteville Dwarf House also has supported the Konos students through car washes, all to raise money for their April trip to Washington, D.C. Konos Academy is a non-traditional, accredited High School in Fayetteville. Read More»

Healthy Heart Fair in Sharpsburg, Feb. 11

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In an effort to better educate the local community on this deadly disease, Piedmont Heart Institute along with Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Piedmont Newnan Hospital will host a Healthy Heart Fair Saturday, February 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event takes place at Piedmont Heart Institute Physicians located at 20 Francis Way in Sharpsburg. Read More»

‘Days of the Dead’ horror convention headed to PTC

We’ve seen the zombies take over parts of Coweta County as AMC’s “The Walking Dead” filmed episodes of their second season in the area. Fans of that show and the horror genre in general will take over the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center in Peachtree City for a weekend in March (9-11) when Days of the Dead comes to town. Read More»