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Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of Nov. 8, 2010

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Veterans Day Remembrance this Saturday, traffic alerts for Hip Pocket and Harbor Loop, fire hydrant maintenance, new CVB web site, and more!

Shop PTC / Find it in Fayette! ®
Reminder decals have been distributed to the major shopping centers in Peachtree City and are on display. Remember, save gas, save time, and save money – Shop Peachtree City / Find it in Fayette!® If you see a decal during your local shopping, consider it a small “Thank You!” for supporting the local economy. Find out why shopping locally is so important at www.peachtree-city.org/ShopPTC !

If you operate a local business and would like to display the official Shop PTC/Find it in Fayette!® door decal in November & December, they are available at PTC City Hall.

Veterans Day Remembrance on November 13 accepting Toys for Tots
Peachtree City’s official Veterans Day Remembrance will be held on Saturday, November 13, 10:00 a.m., at the Commemorative Air Force hangar at Falcon Field. Sponsored by local VFW, American Legion and Marine Corps League veteran groups and the City Recreation Department, this year’s event will highlight the Korean War in observance of the 60th anniversary of the start of that war. Toys for Tots will also be collected for the coming holiday season. Visit www.peachtree-city.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=520 for more information and to watch a video about the event.

Traffic Alerts
Hip Pocket Road – This week, Public Works will be making repairs to the path along Hip Picket Road. Some work may require temporary lane closures – please use extra caution in this area when crews are present.
Harbor Loop – Next week, Harbor Loop (Fishers Bank neighborhood in Glenloch Village) will be closed to through traffic for a stormwater pipe replacement. The work will begin on Monday, November 15, and is expected to be completed on Thursday, November 18.

Fire Hydrant Maintenance & Painting
In the next few weeks, the PTC Fire Department will be repainting all public fire hydrants in the City. The first phase will involve painting the hydrant bodies a metallic silver to improve visibility at night and in bad weather. Then, the FD Explorer Post will paint the hydrant caps and tops a color that corresponds to the hydrant’s water flow. Please make sure fire hydrants on your property are clear of bushes and debris. Every effort will be made to prevent overspray from getting on plants and grass but it is a possibility. The silver paint will take several days to dry, so avoid contact to prevent damage to clothing. Please contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 770-631-2526 with questions or concerns.

PD hosting Facebook & Online Safety Forum on November 18
The Peachtree City Police Department will host a Facebook and Online Safety Forum on Thursday, November 18, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., at 350 S. Hwy 74. The forum is free of charge and is designed to provide an overview of the safety and security features available on Facebook and safeguards for online activity. The department would like to reach out to entire families, as well as individuals who would like to attend, because the views of parents can sometimes be quite different from the views of teens and young adults. The forum is open to the first 40 registrants – sign up via email with rdove@peachtree-city.org and please provide the first and last name and age of each registrant. This forum is recommended for everyone 13 years of age or older. Light refreshments will be provided.

CVB launches new web site
Do you have friends & family coming to town for the holidays? The Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) can help. The new CVB web site, www.visitpeachtreecity.com , includes a hotel-booking feature for all Peachtree City hotels, a restaurant and shopping directory, directions, local weather, and upcoming events.

New Leash Law – Drake Field now “Voice Command” ready!
The signage has gone in at Drake Field, between City Hall/Library Plaza and Lake Peachtree, designating the areas that include “voice command” as an option for local dog owners and providing the rules of the park. Please remember that only dogs that will respond to and obey voice commands should be allowed off-leash. Dog owners remain responsible for any actions of their pets.

Don’t Forget . . .

City Council Workshop – Tuesday, November 9, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall. Council will further discuss the 2011 Resident Survey, The Gathering Place, and the approval process for transportation projects.

Mac Madness Basketball Fundraiser – McIntosh vs. Creekside – Thursday, November 11, at McIntosh High. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Varsity Girls game at 6:00 p.m., Varsity Boys game at 7:30 p.m., plus silent auction and family fun. Adults: $5.00, Students: $3.00.

Starr's Mill High School production of HAIRSPRAY – Thursday, Saturday & Sunday, November 11, 13, & 14. Times: November 11 & 13, 7:00 p.m., November 14, 2:30 p.m. Tickets $10 for students, $12 for adults, available at SMHS (193 Panther Path) office or at the door.

McIntosh High School production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – DATE CHANGE - Friday, Sunday, and Wednesday, November 12, 14 & 17. Times: November 12 & 17, 7:00 p.m.; November 14, 2:30 p.m. McIntosh High School, 201 Walt Banks Rd. Tickets are $5.00 (13 & under), $8 for students, $10.00 for adults (Congratulations on the regional one-act competition win, and “break a leg” at the state competition on November 13 in Macon!).

Braelinn Elementary Fun Run and Harvest/Holiday Bazaar – Saturday, November 13. Fun Run registration begins at 8:00 a.m., 1-mile event at 8:30 a.m., 5K at 9:00 a.m., and Tot Trot at 10:00 a.m. The bazaar will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., with vendors, Santa, photos of the kids, holiday crafts, and a cakewalk. More information at www.braelinnelementary.org .

Peachtree City Veterans Day Remembrance – Saturday, November 13, 10:00 a.m., at the Commemorative Air Force hangar at Falcon Field. Sponsored by local VFW, American Legion and Marine Corps League veteran groups and the City Recreation Department, this year’s event will highlight the Korean War in observance of the 60th anniversary of the start of that war. Light refreshments will be available. Call the PTC Recreation Department at 770-631-2542 for more information.

Starrs Mill HS Pantherettes Mini-Dance Camp for girls K-5 – Saturday, November 13, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., at the SMHS school cafeteria. The camp will feature dance, crafts, games, and snacks. Registration is $30 and parents can register their daughters through the Community School Lafayette Educational Center, 770-460-3990, ext. 470.

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Several road projects are set to begin in Peachtree City during the week of April 27 and city officials ask residents to please be patient during traffic delays for the safety of everyone – drivers