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Lights across the water

Lights across the water

The Tinsley Mill Village 45-foot Christmas tree, consisting of more than 2,000 lights, and clearly visible reflected in North Lake Peachtree as one crosses the Ga. Highway 54 bridge, sparkles shortly after sunset near the center of Peachtree City. Photo/Charlotte Lentz.

Annual Noel November event set for Saturday

Annual Noel November event set for Saturday

Each year the Fayette County Board of Realtors organizes a huge holiday extravaganza benefiting local charities. This year’s event will raise money for Fayette Youth Protection Home, Fayette Senior Services, Promise Place, The Breast Cancer Survivor’s Network, the Joseph Sams School, and the St.Vincent dePaul Society.  Last year Noel November raised approximately $31,182. Read More»

Sunflowers over my shoulders . . .

Sunflowers over my shoulders . . .

Walter Mills must have the biggest green thumb in Fayetteville. The impromptu gardener’s home on Kathi Avenue is the site of a wealth of mammoth sunflowers that reach upwards of 12 feet in height. Mills in other locations on the property adjacent to Frances Stone Interiors also grows a host of the plants, including his favorite, gourds. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Some stars and stripes with your fresh vegetables?

Some stars and stripes with your fresh vegetables?

Market Day in downtown Fayetteville continues to expand its offerings that includes items such as fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, jellies, honey, woodworking crafts and jewelry. The July 16 event was no exception, with hundreds of people filling the gazebo area. The remaining Market Day events for 2011 will be held on Aug. 20, Sept. 17 and Oct. 29. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A rose by any other age . . .

A rose by any other age . . .

John Simon of Fayetteville proves that, even at age 91, you’re never too old to enjoy growing roses. This World War II Air Force veteran was the proud winner of a rose bush at the recent South Metro Rose Society 26th Annual Rose Show. Held May 14-15 in Fayetteville, the rose show featured over 330 roses of all varieties grown by local rose enthusiasts, as well as rose arrangements. A large group of show visitors enjoyed viewing, smelling, and photographing the exhibited blooms at no charge. Read More»

The accidental beekeeper

Bobby Torbush with just one of the frames containing a honeycomb and thousands of bees removed from Judy Ward's home. Torbush filled up all of his containers and had to use five gallon buckets for the remaining honeycombs and bees.Photo/Judy Ward.

Fayetteville woman learns about honeybees after beekeper finds over 60,000 in walk-in closet

Judy Ward, an ad sales representative for The Citizen and a Fayetteville resident, and her husband, Ron, noticed something strange occurring on the side of their house.  Read More»

Christian City offers a bit of the good life for seniors

By Heidi Becker
Special to The Citizen

Christian City is a wonderful option for active seniors looking to find an affordable place to call home. The sense of community and a full range of amenities are key factors when people make their decision to move to the Christian City campus.  Many affordable independent living options are available.  Whether you are interested in a beautiful patio home with a small yard for planting flowers and entertaining, or a low maintenance apartment, Christian City can meet your housing and lifestyle needs. Read More»

Touring the gardens of Fayette

Touring the gardens of Fayette

More than 200 guests toured six gardens April 30 as part of the Fayette Master Gardener Association’s Spring Garden Tour and Plant Sale. Marilyn Frazar (L-R), Jo Ellen Carter, Janyce Johnson, Sue Memmer and David and Rhonda Eich tour the garden of Dan and Bonnie Helander. The Eich’s garden was also on the tour. The combined fund-raisers raised funds to support local horticulture programs including the Plant a Row for the Hungry Garden that donates fresh produce to local non-profits. Photo/Bonnie Helander, Fayette Master Gardener.

Painting a pocket bug

Painting a pocket bug

At the Fayette Master Gardener booth, Valerie Morris helps a young visitor, Nora Boylan of Fayetteville, paint a beneficial “Pocket Bug” during the Earth Day Celebration in Fayetteville on Saturday, April 16.  Master Gardeners had several displays to educate the public about different aspects of gardening from raised vegetable beds to composting to attracting beneficial wildlife. For more information contact UGA Cooperative Extension Service in Fayetteville at 770-305-5176. Photo/Special.

Rose Show in Fayetteville coming this weekend

Rose Show in Fayetteville coming this weekend

The South Metro Rose Society will be holding its 26th Annual Rose Show on May 14-15 at Kiwanis Center, 936 Redwine Road in Fayetteville. Local rose growers are invited to enter their roses for judging between 7-10 a.m. on the 14th. Read More»

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