Lifestyle

Research shows exercise keeps money in your wallet

In today’s uncertain economy, families are looking to cut back on any expenses that seem like a luxury or even the slightest bit frivolous. One of the items receiving scrutiny in many households -- and in the media -- is gym memberships.  Yet a growing body of evidence suggests that cutting that gym membership may be exactly the wrong move for even the most cash-strapped family. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, inactive adults have significantly higher direct medical costs than active adults, and the costs associated with physical inactivity increase with age. Read More»

Taste of Fayette returns May 16

It’s that time again when downtown Fayetteville comes alive with fine art, food, and family fun. This Sunday, May 16, the 9th Annual Taste of Fayette returns, showcasing local restaurants selling affordable samples of their finest offerings. Read More»

Disco fever hits 'The Fred'

The Village People

Gloria Gaynor and The Village People perform May 15

Celebrating over 30 years as the world’s disco icons, the artist who recorded the number one disco anthem of all time, Gloria Gaynor performing along with those one-of-a-kind group of guys who helped define a pop era, the Village People will kick off the 2010 BMW of South Atlanta summer concert series on May 15 at The Fred. Read More»

Christian City's Annual Night of Hope, May 20

Josh Sundquist will be the guest speaker at Night of Hope.

Christian City will host their annual Night of Hope event to benefit the Children’s Village on May 20 at the Georgia International Convention Center. Christian City has been caring for abandoned and abused children in a family centered residential setting since 1965. Well over 1,000 children have called Christian City “home.”
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Master Gardeners enjoy a question and answer meeting led by George Long

Pictured above from left:  George Long, Carol Stroud, and Recording Secretary Patsy DeLauder.  Long is answering a question posed by Stroud. Photo/Special.

At the April meeting of the Fayette Master Gardener Association held at the Fayetteville Library, George Long, speaker, held a question and answer session on Pesticides, Insecticides and weeds.  Long, a Fayetteville resident is one of the most respected Master Gardeners, who holds a degree in Horticulture.  He is a teacher and dynamic speaker for the UGA Extension Program.  Also, he volunteers each year at the Southeastern Flower Show and at the Fayette Extension Office giving advice by phone to callers on subjects such as turf and soil.  His property was on the 2009 Master Gardener Garden Tou Read More»

Master Gardener Program graduates 26 new volunteers

The Fayette Master Gardener Association and the Extension Office hosted a celebration luncheon for 26 new master gardener interns who completed an intensive 20-session training program that included midterm and final exams. Over the coming year, these volunteers will donate 50 hours of service to the county to be certified as master gardeners. After completion of the initial 50 hours, they will be required to give 25 hours of service each year within Fayette County to maintain active master gardener status. Read More»

Local author getting great response on book about golf and a real life murder mystery

Book signing at Omega, May 7

Most people have never heard of J. Douglas Edgar, a professional golfer from England, who moved to Atlanta in 1919 and was murdered in 1921. Author Steve Eubanks from Peachtree City hadn’t heard of him until longtime AJC reporter and columnist Furman Bisher told him the tale at the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake a while back. Read More»

Georgia author Sprinkle to talk at Fayette County Library May 15

The Fayette County Public Library welcomes Atlanta-area author Patricia Sprinkle back to the library in Fayetteville on Saturday, May 15 at 1:00 p.m. Sprinkle will read from and talk about her new novel, “Hold Up the Sky.” Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event, with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, compliments of the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library. Read More»

Pre-prom dinner at ArtWorks on the Square

Pre-prom dinner at ArtWorks on the Square

Prom goers Carla Privette, John Thacker, Stephanie Hogg and T.J. Hornsby, all from Whitewater High School enjoyed a very special private pre-prom dinner party in the gallery at ArtWorks on the Square. Priscilla Thompson made and served their dinner and resident artists decorated their room. ArtWorks will be serving a very special Mother’s Day High Tea on Sunday, May 9.  Call 678-545-0275 for more information.

Risen Fest to rock Fayetteville May 8

Organizers recently announced the 2010 date for the popular Christian music festival Risen Fest. This second annual, free admission event will take place on May 8, at 7 p.m. at The Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville.

Bringing more than 1,000 people in 2009, Risen Fest launched its explosive first annual kick-off as a community outreach event to celebrate the church’s five year anniversary. Due to the recent devastation in Haiti, the mission-minded New Vision Church decided to focus this year’s event towards relief efforts in this anguished country. Read More»

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