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Bluegrass and arts and crafts at Shakerag

The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City will once again be filled with the sounds of bluegrass as ‘The Fred’ hosts the Shakerag Bluegrass Festival in conjunction with the 33rd annual Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival, Sept. 18 and 19. The festival will feature eight bands over the two days including Saturday’s headliner Steel String Session from Tennessee, while local favorite Bullsboro caps off the weekend Sunday night. Read More»

Inman Farm Heritage Days starts Friday

Inman Farm Heritage Days starts Friday

By Jim Minter
Special to the Fayette Citizen

It shouldn’t be a surprise that the whiskey still on the creek is one of the most popular exhibits at Inman Farm Heritage Days, the Fayette County festival that each September celebrates rural life as it was in the South before World War II.

Whiskey making was a necessary and respected way of life brought over by our ancestors from Ireland and Scotland. The product was used for medicine, to buy a pair of shoes for a child to go to school and to liven up a Saturday night square dances after a week of hard work. Read More»

Market Day in downtown Fayetteville Saturday

Visit downtown Fayetteville for another exciting Market Day, with several new vendors, just in time for some early Fall and Christmas shopping.
The fourth Market Day event of 2010 will take place at the Gazebo area

“This month we will have a bouncy house, compliments of Gym South in Fayetteville, and face painting, so bring the kids and enjoy a day of shopping while the kids play,” said Joyce Waits, Main Street Coordinator. Read More»

Outcome Medical helps those who suffer from chronic pain

Chronic pain is epidemic in this country with estimates of as many as 75 million people suffering with chronic pain in one form or another. It is estimated that four out of every 10 visits to primary care doctors is because of pain, and the approach seems to always be the same; medications. The pain patient takes medications for pain, inflammation, anxiety and depression, to relax the muscle spasms, and to sleep at night to name only some of the incredible number of medications the chronic pain person takes on a daily basis. Read More»

Local student shines in theater and opera

Carolyn Balkovetz

The Twilight Theatre Apprentice Company is a local theater training program for middle school and high school students. Recently, Carolyn Balkovetz, a student at Starr’s Mill High School and senior apprentice with the Twilight Theatre, was selected to attend six-week vocal training program at the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina. The vocal students enjoyed daily classes in acting, yoga, diction, music literature, music theory, and had the honor of auditing rehearsals of the Janiec Opera Company. Read More»

Iron kid: PTC teen wins national event

Lots of kids like to follow in their father’s footsteps. Will James’ father participates in triathlons, so there are a lot of footsteps to follow.

James, 15, recently took part in the 2010 USA Triathlon Junior Triathlon festival in San Diego, Calif. and was a national champion in Boys 13-15 with a time of 30:04. The triathlon consisted of a 200 meter swim, a 10 km bike ride and a 2 km run.

James has been competing in triathlons for close to eight years, starting out in his own backyard in the annual Peachtree City Youth Triathlon. Read More»

Mystery writing workshop for kids set for Oct. 13

A “Most Mysterious” Writing Workshop for boys and girls ages 9-14 will be held at Halloween Central (better know as Gallopade Publishing) on Wednesday, Oct. 13 (of course), created by our own local kids mystery book author, Carole Marsh and given by “Wacky Writing Witch” Paige Muh.

“While it may sound silly and like a lot of fun (and it is!), parents will be amazed at the tips their children learn during this workshop, and how it improves their writing and grades in school,” says Marsh.  “It’s almost scary!” Read More»

The Shoulderbone Creek Orchestra at this week's Lunch on the Lawn

Fayetteville Main Street is excited to host another wonderful opportunity for local employees and residents to get outside on their lunch break, and enjoy the beautiful weather and music on the Old Courthouse lawn in Historic Downtown Fayetteville.

Lunch on the Lawn will again take place from 11.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m., and everyone is welcome to participate in this community event. PiesOn Pizza will be selling pizza lunch combos for $5, and Rita’s Italian Ice will be offering cool dessert treats, but people can also bring their own lunch to the gathering. Read More»

33rd annual Shakerag Festival set for Sept. 18 and 19

It’s time for the 33rd annual Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival in Peachtree City. The Peachtree City Parks and Recreation Department will host the festival Saturday, and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19, and will be held at Shakerag Knoll located at 191 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City. The hours on Saturday are from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and 12-5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission and parking is free.

“This is one of the biggest shows yet,” said Ashley Alonso, event coordinator. With 120 vendors, many of them being new this year, you will definitely want to mark your calendar. Read More»

Bells Across America next Friday

The James Waldrop Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution invites the public to join in the Bells Across America Celebration on September 17 at noon as the United States celebrates the 223rd anniversary of the signing of the US Constitution.  

The bell ringing will be held on the Fayetteville Square next to the flagpole at the Old County Courthouse
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The Marquis de Lafayette Chapter Sons of the American Revolution will provide a musket salute in honor of this historical event.
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