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Lots of theater available this weekend for local audiences

Tonight, the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone will welcome to its stage six young people competing for the same dream:  the dream to become a spelling bee champion. An instant hit when it landed on Broadway in 2005 and an eventual Tony Award winner, ”The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” will be like nothing you’ve ever seen before on the Legacy stage.  The show boats a witty and hilarious score by veteran composer and lyricist William Finn as well as a unique and inventive script by Rachel Sheinkin that uses audience participation and improvisation. Read More»

Warming up for Cancer Wellness Walk in PTC

Warming up for Cancer Wellness Walk in PTC

The mass of people at Picnic Park in Peachtree City April 9 took a few minutes to warm up for the Piedmont Fayette Cancer Wellness Center 5K Walk fund-raiser. The event raised more than $32,000 for the wellness center. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Legacy hopes to leave audiences ‘spell’ bound with ‘The 25th annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

The cast of Legacy Theatre's production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." Photo/Special.

The national spelling bee has become must-see television each year for people of all ages. It has drama, humor and heart, as children from all over the country do battle with words that most people would have a hard time pronouncing. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a musical that takes the drama of being a middle school aged child competing in a county spelling bee and introduces a good dose of hilarity for the audience who can look back on adolescence fondly (from a safe distance). Read More»

Shurman singer performing with John Popper in Atlanta Friday

Aaron Beavers, a McIntosh graduate and founding member of Shurman, will be performing Friday night at The Masquerade in Atlanta with John Popper and the Duskray Troubadors.

1. You’ll be in town Friday with John Popper and the Duskray Troubadors. How’d you become a part of this project? Read More»

Fayetteville resident on 'Braxton Family Values'

Dr. Sherry Blake is excited to gear up for Season 1 of the “Braxton Family Values” starring Grammy Award Winning Singer Toni Braxton and her four sisters.

Dr. Sherry Lester Blake, a Fayette County resident, is a clinical psychologist in Atlanta, Ga. Dr. Sherry (as referred to on the show) is the psychologist on the new reality series and will help these five Braxton women juggle life, love, family, and the industry.

“Braxton Family Values” premieres tonight at 9 p.m. on WE tv. Check your local listings for additional airings. You can follow Dr. Sherry on twitter @drsherryonline. .

Super Sand Professional Topdressing makes healthy lawns

Meyers Zoysia grass installed on 1/2 inch of Super Sand soil amendments and topdressed twice last summer at 1/4 inch. Sod was installed May 2010. The turf has six inch deep roots or better and is 100 percent green and out of dormancy as of The first week of March 2011. The turf shown requires 10 minutes of watering per week during the summer months. Photo/Special.

Super Sand Professional Topdressing is the only full service topdressing service provider on the south side of Atlanta. They started topdressing as an add on service five years ago to a full service landscape company. Since then, they have turned their focus to professional topdressing.

“After 12 years in the landscaping industry, I noticed a lack of attention to soil conditions,” said owner Matthew Robinson. “We decided to concentrate on helping customers revitalize the health of their soil and turfgrass.” Read More»

Add color to your yard with Carol’s Green Thumb

Spring is here! Celebrate by splashing your yard with color surrounded by a lush green lawn. 

You do not have to spend a lot of money to have your spring and summer in color.

Behind any successful small business is an extraordinary person and Carol’s Green Thumb is no exception. Carol Gilbert has a proven ability with 27 years in the landscaping business. Read More»

Stephan Curcio named 2011 REALTOR of the Year

Above, Stephan Curcio, R,  receives REALTOR of the Year Award from 2010 REALTOR of the Year, Martin Wise. Photo/Special.

Stephan Curcio, of Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty, was named the Fayette County Board of REALTORS, 2011 REALTOR of the Year. The award was presented at the Board’s annual Spring Luncheon held Thursday, March 24 at Glendalough Manor in Tyrone.

The prestigious and highly regarded award is presented annually to the REALTOR member representing “the best of us.” Read More»

Students use math to prepare for spring planting

From left, School Superintendent Dr. Jeff Bearden, Hayden Long (behind planter), Kevin Khadkhodaian and Wright Hood. Photo/Special.

A bright sunny day and some math was all it took to get the garden behind Rising Starr Middle ready for spring planting.

Exceptional students in Holly Monahan’s class have been maintaining the garden for several years, growing both vegetables and flowers. This year they got some help with soil preparation from Natalie Fields’ math students. The students calculated the area of each planter box to determine the proper amount of fertilizer needed before planting. Read More»

How do you know if your tree is diseased?

The Leigh family, Brandi, Jackson and Jeremy. Jeremy is the owner of Southern Scapes Tree and Outdoor Services. Photo/Special.

As the owner and operator of Southern Scapes Tree & Outdoor Services I am here to help you figure out what could possibly be a diseased and dangerous tree in your yard or even over your house.

There are five indicators to help you diagnose your tree. Dead wood would be an obvious indicator. It will look dry and lifeless but most importantly it breaks very easily which makes it a safety hazard. Read More»

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