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Downtown Fayetteville will be alive this weekend

Downtown Fayetteville will be alive this weekend

Downtown Fayetteville will be the place to be this weekend with a series of Main Street events for the whole family.

At the Gazebo, residents can shop at an extended Market Day that runs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

With over 80 vendors, it should be easy to find special and unique, handcrafted gifts to help get a head start on holiday shopping.

Joyce Waits, Main Street program manager, said that Market Days have been well received within the community. Read More»

The plane that turned the tide of WWII in the Pacific

The plane that turned the tide of WWII in the Pacific

Charles Kennedy, with the Commemorative Air Force, explains to The Citizen’s Bethan Adams how the machine gun works in the back of an SBD Dauntless dive bomber. “I believe this is the most historically significant airplane,” he said. According to Kennedy, the plane created a turning point in World War II at the Battle of Midway when Dauntless pilots sank four Japanese aircraft carriers, even though the model was considered out of date at the time. The SBD at the Great Georgia Air Show Saturday is one of two left in the world, nick-named “Slow, But Deadly” by pilots.

Big finish for the Great Georgia Air Show

Big finish for the Great Georgia Air Show

Peachtree City resident Jeff Lange captures a jet-powered school bus roaring past a wall of flames at the annual event at Falcon Field. Photo/Jeff Lange.

Things to do-Oct.18-Dec.13

October

October 18

The Midwest Food Bank dinner and silent auction is today at the Midwest Food Bank Warehouse, 220 Parkade Court. in Peachtree City.  Cost is $50 per person, and all proceeds benefit the Midwest Food Bank – Georgia Division.  For tickets, visit https://mfbga.wufoo.com/forms/2014-georgia-division-dinner-and-silent-au....

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Get ready for spooky tales this weekend

Get ready for spooky tales this weekend

Storytelling and history will once again intermingle at the historic cemetery in Fayetteville when spirit guides lead visitors down the cemetery path to hear personal stories from the “ghosts” of Fayette’s historic residents. Read More»

Get ready to pony up at Cattle Barons' Ball

Committee members include: front row, from left-- Steve Forsyth, Paula Goodman, Kim  Detwiller , Chris Allessio, Chair Sarah Palmer, Susan Stitt and Meg Burke. Back row, from left-- Kelly Penny, Kay Norton, Judy Hall, Susan Osborne and Tracey Bergmann. Photo/Submitted

A new committee saddled up to organize the 2014 Cattle Barons’ Ball for the American Cancer Society. The committee has lined up a fun-filled array of games, dinner, a silent auction and a night of dancing music, all adding up to an inspiring event to benefit cancer research. Read More»

Book signing next week

Book signing next week

Award winning author Debby Giusti will sign copies of “Holiday Defenders,” which features her novella, “Mission: Christmas Rescue,” Oct. 22, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Omega Book Center in Peachtree City. Proceeds from the signing will benefit Wounded Warriors at Atlanta’s Shepherd Spinal Center, in conjunction with their SHARE Military Initiative. The event is open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Orders can also be phoned in at 770-487-3977, and autographed copies can be held for pickup or mailed. Photo/Submitted.

Musician looks to make her mark

Ashley Collins has used her musical gifts around the world. Photo/Bethan Adams.

By BETHAN ADAMS
badams@TheCitizen.com

Straight, blonde hair, precisely parted and brushed to the side, lies on her left shoulder. Her rosy lipstick surrounds a white-toothed, continuous smile, and her hands emphasize her words with strong fingers, fitting for a harpist. She opens and closes her hands, demonstrating the proper technique of how to play a harp. Harpists pull, not pluck, the strings. Read More»

Battle of Brown's Mill celebration is this weekend

Get ready for a history lesson this weekend. Photo/Special.

2014 is the sesquicentennial year for the Battle of Brown’s Mill and Newnan as a hospital town during America’s Civil War. The Battle of Brown’s Mill was a cavalry battle between the Union forces of Brigadier General Edward M. McCook and Confederate General Joseph Wheeler. Read More»

PANDAS: It’s a bear, but not the way you think

Neely and Lucy Ward promote PANDAS/PANS awareness.

Tomorrow is a national awareness day for something you have probably never heard of. A local mom, and PANDAS Network.org, hope to change that.
National  PANDAS / PANS Awareness Day is Thursday, Oct. 9. The purpose is to raise awareness of these frightening illnesses that cause sudden and acute behavior changes in children following a bout of strep or other infectious trigger. Heather Ward and her husband, Scott, have become near experts on the subject since two of their three children have been diagnosed with one of these syndromes. Read More»

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