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Shakerag returns for 33rd year, 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, Sept.18 through Sunday, Sept. 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. Read More»

Powers' festival returns this weekend

It is one of the largest arts festivals in the area, if not the largest, and it is celebrating it’s 40th year this year.

Now called the Powers’ Festival, (formerly Powers Crossroads), the event features arts and crafts vendors, demonstrations of chair caning, beekeeping, spinning, as well as a working grist mill and blacksmith shop. There is also a full schedule of entertainment, both musical and theatrical, each day and exhibits and games. There will also be a Horse-Drawn Carriage Exhibit this year. Read More»

Slice of life (and good pizza) at PTC's KidzFest Saturday

Slice of life (and good pizza) at PTC's KidzFest Saturday

Anna, 4, from Peachtree City enjoyed everything the annual KidzFest at Shakerag Knoll in Peachtree City had to offer last Saturday. The event featured free games, bouncing attractions, entertainment and more. Several local restaurants were also on hand with selections from their menus. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Aerial Rhodes show falls short for Whitewater Wildcats

Aerial Rhodes show falls short for Whitewater Wildcats

Whitewater quarterback John Mark Rhodes throws toward his receiver, part of an aerial show of over 200 yards in the Wildcats’ loss to Sandy Creek last Friday. Whitewater’s chance at an upset victory over last year’s state champs was thwarted by a pass break-up from Mike Hilton in the final minute of the game. For more on last week’s games, go to our sister website www.TheCitizenSports.com. Photo/Stan Prophitt/KidzSportsPhotography.com.

Planning begins for county's biggest birthday party

The 2011 Relay For Life of Fayette County’s Advisory Committee met for the first time last week.  The purpose of the meeting was to begin preparations for the 2011 Relay For Life of Fayette County.  The 2011 Relay will be held at the Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field in Peachtree City. 

Welcoming the Advisory Committee to the new home of Relay was Aviation Director of the Peachtree City Airport Authority, John Crosby.  Read More»

'Guys and Dolls' opens Friday at 'The Fred'

Ethan Galagher, Jason Lindsey, and Jonathan Campbell. Photo/Special.

The Twilight Theatre production of “Guys and Dolls” opens this weekend under the stars at the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday night Sept. 3-4 and continuing on Sept. 10-11. Directed by Tammy Barton with music direction by Barbara Zellner, “Guys and Dolls” is a delightful comedy about love in New York in the early 1950's. Read More»

Cell phone etiquette

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“…so I told her to **** off…”  That was a piece of a conversation I couldn’t help overhearing in a store recently.  The speaker, a teenage girl, was apparently unhappy with something another girl had done and she littered her five-minute conversation with profanities and vulgarities, completely insensitive to anyone standing nearby, including a mother with two young children.  Read More»

Fayette's newest Master Gardeners recognized

Fayette's newest Master Gardeners recognized

The Fayette Master Gardeners keep producing new green thumbs, welcoming the 2010 interns for this year’s effort. The bountiful garden is located along Heritage Parkway in Fayetteville just north of the library. Interns recently completed their training and 50 hours of volunteer service to receive certification as master gardeners. Pictured from the left are: (front) Jan Belvin, Lynn Amos, Anne Suenaga and Sheila Ostrofsky; and (rear) Kim Garwood, Joy Boyden and Harry Bolton. Photo/Ben Nelms.

From baseball to 'Moneyball'

Casey Bond

Starr's Mill grad grabs role in film with Brad Pitt

Casey Bond, a Starr’s Mill graduate, continued his baseball career in college and into the minor leagues. He was drafted by the San Francisco Giants and made it all the way to Class AAA before being released. After his release, Bond moved to Hollywood to pursue an acting career and struck gold with a role that combines acting with baseball. He is playing former Oakland A’s pitcher Chad Bradford in the upcoming film “Moneyball,” starring Brad Pitt. Read More»

Free screening of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' set for Friday

Bring the family out for a free movie and popcorn under the stars as we show Raiders of the Lost Ark on the big screen Friday, August 27 at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, sponsored by Dolce Hotels and Resorts. This event was rescheduled from the original date due to inclement weather. Read More»

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