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Old Courthouse Fine Arts and Crafts Show draws a crowd

Old Courthouse Fine Arts and Crafts Show draws a crowd

Two pottery fans check out the selection at the Old Courthouse Fine Arts and Crafts Show held May 14 and 15 on the grounds of the old courthouse in downtown Fayetteville. It was the venue for a large selection of pottery, paintings, photos, jewelry and just about anything related to handmade arts and crafts. The annual event was sponsored by Main Street Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Auditions for Twilight's 'Wizard of Oz' this weekend

The Twilight Theatre will hold auditions for their first summerstock production of 2011, the family musical spectacular “The Wizard of Oz,” on May 13 and 14 at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. Amazing stage magic, beautiful costumes, lavishly staged musical numbers and a full orchestra will bring this masterpiece to the stage at the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City on July 21, 22, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m. Read More»

Newnan Community Theatre presents Simon farce 'Rumors'

Newnan Community Theatre presents Simon farce 'Rumors'

By Joan Doggrell
jdoggrell@bellsouth.net

Neil Simon’s “Rumors” opened yesterday at the Newnan Community Theatre.

“Everyone loves Neil Simon,” said Paul Conroy, Artistic Director for NCTC. “He’s one of the top three best known American playwrights, the other two being Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams. He’s like an old friend you haven’t seen in awhile, but when you meet again you know exactly where you left off and what you’re getting into.” Read More»

Taste of Fayette Sunday in Fayetteville

Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy one of Fayette County’s biggest events when downtown Fayetteville comes alive with fine art, food, and family fun. This Sunday, May 15, welcomes the 10th Annual Taste of Fayette which showcases local restaurants selling affordable samples of their finest offerings. Read More»

Do pass GO and do collect ... uh... $100

Do pass GO and do collect ... uh... $100

Chris Allesio, right, won the third annual Peachtree City Monopoly Tournament April 30 over Michael Marchand, left, and two other competitors in the championship round. Allesio took home the $100 cash prize with cash, gift certificates and other prizes also divvied out to the participants. The event was hosted by Towne Club luxury senior apartments. Photo/John Munford.

Touring the gardens of Fayette

Touring the gardens of Fayette

More than 200 guests toured six gardens April 30 as part of the Fayette Master Gardener Association’s Spring Garden Tour and Plant Sale. Marilyn Frazar (L-R), Jo Ellen Carter, Janyce Johnson, Sue Memmer and David and Rhonda Eich tour the garden of Dan and Bonnie Helander. The Eich’s garden was also on the tour. The combined fund-raisers raised funds to support local horticulture programs including the Plant a Row for the Hungry Garden that donates fresh produce to local non-profits. Photo/Bonnie Helander, Fayette Master Gardener.

Painting a pocket bug

Painting a pocket bug

At the Fayette Master Gardener booth, Valerie Morris helps a young visitor, Nora Boylan of Fayetteville, paint a beneficial “Pocket Bug” during the Earth Day Celebration in Fayetteville on Saturday, April 16.  Master Gardeners had several displays to educate the public about different aspects of gardening from raised vegetable beds to composting to attracting beneficial wildlife. For more information contact UGA Cooperative Extension Service in Fayetteville at 770-305-5176. Photo/Special.

Rose Show in Fayetteville coming this weekend

Rose Show in Fayetteville coming this weekend

The South Metro Rose Society will be holding its 26th Annual Rose Show on May 14-15 at Kiwanis Center, 936 Redwine Road in Fayetteville. Local rose growers are invited to enter their roses for judging between 7-10 a.m. on the 14th. Read More»

Rose Society hosts pruning clinic

Rose Society hosts pruning clinic

The South Metro Rose Society (SMRS) recently held its annual rose pruning clinic at the Heritage Bank rose garden in Fayetteville. Each year the rose pruning clinic is open to the community and ARS Consulting Rosarians and other society members give hands-on pruning instruction and advice on other rose growing questions at no charge. 

SMRS is a local affiliate of the American Rose Society, headquartered at The American Rose Center and Gardens in Shreveport, LA. SMRS meets the 4th Monday of most months at Heritage Bank, 440 N. Jeff Davis Dr. in Fayetteville. Read More»

Teams race to Prudential Open Houses to win $15,000 down payment prize

Atlanta home buyers invited to play the HomeFinder.com Race for the Home, Saturday, May 14

Prudential Georgia Realty the leading real estate brokerage in Metro Atlanta and HomeFinder.com announced the second annual Race for the Home event. The event invites Metro Atlanta home buyers to participate in a one day, challenge-filled, location-based game on Saturday, May 14. Read More»

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