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New board for master gardeners

Master Gardener Board

The Fayette Master Gardener Association recently introduced its newly elected board members.

The 2015 Board includes (Left to Right) Fluff Winship (corresponding secretary), Don Adkins (president-elect), Myriam Cousin (president), Art Ayers (treasurer), and Ellen O'Neill (recording secretary).

The association is comprised of master gardeners whose mission is to provide unbiased horticultural information through volunteer community service and educational gardening projects.

Rosarians to learn proper planting techniques

Both novice and expert growers welcome

Master Rosarian, or cultivator of roses, Walt Reed will speak to the South Metro Rose Society this month about soil preparation and the proper techniques for planting new roses either in the ground or in raised beds.

Reed is a past president of the group and also a horticulture judge who will explain why proper planting is key to growing quality roses. Read More»

Railroad news: Call these trains the City of Pittsburgh, via PTC

Wonderland by rail — Seven-year-old Peachtree City resident Caidan Reaves explores the meticulous work that went into the massive layout of HO-scale trains and the accompanying buildings and scenery on annual display at the home of Denny and Paulette Durst in Peachtree City. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It is a labor of love for Peachtree City residents Denny and Paulette Durst that began nine years ago. The couple on Nov. 22 held their eighth open house and welcomed nearly 200 visitors to experience their expansive HO-scale model display that includes six trains running on hundreds of feet of track and features a realistic rendering of the sights around the Pittsburgh area half a century ago.
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We’re talking tomato here

We’re talking tomato here

Fayette Woman publisher Joyce Beverly congratulates Arlene Hege from Better Earth Farm as the winner of the largest tomato at last week's Tomato Tasting in Peachtree City. Photo/Staff.

South Metro Rose Show is May 17-18

Honey Corbin of Peachtree City stops to smell the roses at the 2013 South Metro Rose Society Annual Rose Show. Photo/Special.

The South Metro Rose Society will be holding its 29th annual Rose Show on May 17-18 at Fayetteville Church of Christ fellowship hall at 870 Redwine Rd. 

Local rose growers are invited to enter their roses into competition. Ribbons and prizes will be awarded. Members of the society will advise newcomers on entering their roses by calling the number below. Entries must be made at the show site by 9:30 a.m. on May 17 for judging. The show is free to the public from 1-4 p.m. on both days to view, smell, and photograph the exhibited roses. Read More»

Two years later, Senoia’s Idea House still a draw

Susan and Evan Stitt are not the only ones who enjoy the swing on the front porch of Southern Living magazine’s 2012 Idea House in Senoia. The former Peachtree City residents moved to Senoia more than a year ago, but continue to get visitors from out of town and out of state wanting to see the home and have their picture taken on the front porch swing. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A tour of Southern Living magazine’s 2012 Idea House on the Gin Property in Senoia by Peachtree City residents Susan and Evan Stitt soon became an adventure that the couple had not predicted.

Though they purchased the home and moved in more than a year ago, Evan and Susan are still contacted weekly by people wanting a peek at the custom home which features an Old South/New South theme.

The former Peachtree City residents bought their new home on the Gin Property in September 2012 while the Idea House tours were ongoing and moved into the home in February 2013 after the tours ended. Read More»

Senoia plans citywide yard sale April 26

Senoia’s first citywide yard sale sponsored by the Senoia Downtown Development Authority and the Senoia Area Historical Society is set for April 26. Pictured are SAHS President John “Dub” Pearman, SAHS Museum Director Maureen Schulyer, DDA Promotions Committee Chairman Gail Downs and DDA Chairman Suzanne Helfman.

The idea of having a citywide yard sale was the brainchild of the Senoia Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and the Senoia Area Historical Society (SAHS). Residents interested in participating in the April 26 event should register at City Hall to be included on the list of yard sale locations.

Organizers said SAHS had already scheduled its annual yard sale fundraiser when DDA members suggested the idea of having a combined event on the same day. Read More»

Organic farm in Coweta pays it back: donating 24,000 pounds of food

Coweta County nonprofit 180-degree Farm co-founder Scott Tyson recently braved the enclosure where the farm’s ducks and their “watch dog” protectors, the geese, spend the day feasting on a diet of grass free of pesticides and herbicides. Photo/Ben Nelms.

For Fayette County residents Nicole and Scott Tyson, the labor of love known as the nonprofit 180-degree Farm off Ga. Highway 154 in Sharpsburg continues. Read More»

New Yorker develops a Senoia state of mind

For some people a New Year’s resolution might suffice. But for New York City resident Tracy Brady, the new year will bring something more akin to an aspiration realized. Years in the making, that aspiration will soon bring Tracy to her new “home” in Senoia.

Brady grew up in New Jersey, lived in Boston for seven years and has lived in Manhattan for nearly nine years. But with all the time in the northeast, there was something missing.
“I’ve always felt I was a changeling stolen from the South,” Brady said recently. Read More»

Christmas tree recycling Jan. 4 in Peachtree City

The annual “Bring One for the Chipper” program will be accepting Christmas trees for recycling on Saturday, Jan. 4.

Three locations will be up and running this year between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Trees can be dropped off at the Peachtree City Recycling Center on Ga. Highway 74 south, behind the Kedron Kroger and in the parking lot of the Peachtree City Home Depot.

Those donating their old Christmas tree will receive a free tree seedling while supplies last. Trees should be free of all lights, tinsel and ornaments. Read More»

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