Lifestyle

Ask the Anytime Fitness Guy

By Jon Spangler
Special to The Citizen

Question: I keep hearing about the benefits of HIIT (high-intensity interval training). Can you tell me specifically what it is and the benefits of doing it? Read More»

TubaChristmas in Fairburn, Dec. 4

Georgia Military College’s Fairburn campus is proud to host the annual Fairburn TubaChristmas on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 1 p.m. TubaChristmas was founded in 1974 by tubist Harvey Phillips as a way to honor his teacher, the late great tubist William J. Bell, who was born on Christmas Day in 1902.  Every TubaChristmas performance features traditional Christmas carols that were specially arranged for the first TubaChristmas by Alec Wilder on December 22, 1974. Read More»

Peachtree City kicks off big Hometown Holiday Dec. 4

Peachtree City Parks Crew gets the Great Christmas Tree ready for the official tree lighting at the culmination of the Hometown Holiday festivities on Saturday, Dec. 4. The tree is near City Hall. Photo/Betsy Tyler.

The holidays are upon us and once again Peachtree City invites you to celebrate in style with an evening full of entertainment for all ages.

From hunting candy canes, to music of the season, the tree lighting, and of course golf carts, don’t miss this annual Peachtree City tradition Saturday, Dec. 4.

Festivities will begin with the Candy Cane Hunt at 5:15 p.m. on Shakerag Knoll, located on McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City. Hometown Holiday continues at 6 p.m. with a musical program at “The Fred,” sponsored by Sam’s Club. Read More»

Your child can dance in the Nutcracker Tea Dec. 4 & 5

Georgia Ballet presents the Nutcracker Tea. Photo/Special.

What makes Georgia Dance Theatre’s Nutcracker Tea different from every other Nutcracker in our community?

It is the only interactive, family event where you and your children can fill up on holiday treats, dance with the characters of the The Nutcracker Ballet, tell Santa what you want for Christmas and take home a picture with him.

Oh, and you can meet the Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara and the whole cast of characters after the performance. Read More»

East Coweta drama presents 'Cinderella'

The East Coweta High School’s popular theatre program (known as ECHOStage—East Coweta High On Stage) will be performing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s popular musical "Cinderella."

Don’t miss the musical retelling of this magical love story! Performances will be held on Nov. 18, 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. at the Coweta Centre for the Performing and Visual Arts. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. Each ticket will have an opportunity to win a Cinderella doll, which will be given away at each performance. This is a wonderful show for the entire family. Read More»

Fork in the Road Cafe cooks up down home cooking

Fork in the Road Cafe cooks up down home cooking

It’s like going for a meal at your grandmother’s house and sitting down for a Southern-style meal where everything is made from scratch. That simple notion, one that is hard to find in today’s world of pre-packaged restaurant fare, is just one of the things that make Fork in the Road Cafe in Peachtree City a different and delectable dining experience. Read More»

TCBY is new destination at Braelinn Village

TCBY is new destination at Braelinn Village

From the minute you open the door and enter the new TCBY at Peachtree City’s Braelinn Village off Crosstown Rd., you can tell you’re in for a treat.

Armed with funky furniture and bright colors, this self-serve TCBY aims to be a destination, a place for people and families to go to enjoy a unique and healthy treat. In addition to the frozen yogurt, of which there are always 12 flavors on tap (18 if you count the twists), there are frozen pies and cakes and the Coca-Cola Freestyle Machine. Read More»

PTC may sack tree ordinance as waste of time

Peachtree City’s tree removal permit may become a relic of the past.

It has been ineffective at stunting the numbers of trees removed from the city since it was implemented in 2004, city staff said. Beyond that, administering the program has become especially tedious, requiring two staff visits per site, documentation and other procedures that have taxed the city’s code enforcement department. Read More»

Stop your hard-earned energy dollars from going out the window… literally

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It’s a simple fact: heat moves toward cold and windows don’t insulate against air penetration as well as one might think. In colder months, up to 50 percent of a home’s heat goes right out the window, as well as a significant portion of your energy bills.

Discount Residential Services is now making it easier to conserve energy, and money, while adding beauty to your home. Read More»

F’ville looks at state rules on outside watering

It will be largely a matter of housekeeping Thursday night when the Fayetteville City Council hears the first reading of a proposed ordinance that will put the city in compliance with recent changes in state law, with numerous exceptions, requiring outside watering to be done between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m.

The odd/even watering restriction still applies to non-landscaping activities such as car washing and pressure washing operations. Read More»