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The lady has a big appetite

The lady has a big appetite

It was a sight to behold. Finalists at the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest held May 14 at Junction Lanes in Newnan had 10 minutes to stuff down as many hot dogs and buns as they could muster. The gulping group included local residents and those from as far away as New York and Chicago. The winner of the women’s portion of the contest was Larell Marie Mele (second from right) from Long Pond, Penn. She will join men’s winner Gravy Brown from Chicago on July 4 at Coney Island, New York, for a chance to win the national title and a $20,000 prize. Read More»

Ladling out a Taste of Fayette for F’ville crowds

Ladling out a Taste of Fayette for F’ville crowds

Area gourmands line up to sample local culinary delights May 15 at the gazebo in downtown Fayetteville as local restaurants provided samples for the annual A Taste of Fayette event sponsored by Main Street Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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»

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