Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Every One of Us Has a Story

Memoir Workshop

June 4, 2014 by Jill Prouty  
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Jessica Handler, author of Braving the Fire: A Guide to Writing About Grief and Loss (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2013), will lead a memoir workshop at Peachtree City Library on Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop, entitled “There’s More Than ‘Me’ in Memoir,” is open to writers of all levels. There [...]

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Happier Homeschooling

February 27, 2014 by Jill Prouty  
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Like many moms who work outside of the home, last winter I found myself at wit’s end. My then-3rd grader was bringing home all kinds of work he couldn’t get done at school. He was tired and frustrated every night – and he wasn’t the only one. Our whole family was miserable. We spent our evenings yelling at [...]

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Entrekin Book Signing

August 1, 2013 by Jill Prouty  
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Peachtree City resident and former FW cover girl, Jill Smith Entrekin, will be signing her lastest novel, Buck’s Junction, at Peachtree City Library on Sunday, August 4th, at 1:00 p.m.  Entrekin’s first novel, Start of Flint was released in 2011 by Room 272 Press and has maintained a 5 star rating on Amazon. Publisher’s Description of Buck’s Junction: Buck [...]

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Free Gardening Make and Take

July 12, 2013 by Jill Prouty  
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Peachtree City Library’s summer reading program for adults, Groundbreaking READS, is presenting a free “make and take” gardening project at the Peachtree City Community Garden on Wednesday, July 17, at 10 a.m.   Volunteers from the library and Peachtree City Garden Club will show you how to turn an empty plastic water bottle into a self-watering planter. Attendees are [...]

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Local Literature – Live!

July 11, 2013 by Jill Prouty  
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Local writers will take their turn at the microphone on Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m. at The Georgia Shrimp Co. and Murph’s Bar in Peachtree City. The reading is a culmination of the first True Story! Writers Workshop held at Peachtree City Library on July 13 led by Kate Sweeney, co-founder and curator of [...]

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True Story!

June 26, 2013 by Jill Prouty  
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True Story!, the popular Atlanta-based nonfiction reading series where rogue writers and nervy journalists share true tales and actual artifacts that relate to those tales (think show & tell for grown-ups), is coming to Peachtree City in the form of a Writers’ Workshop! Kate Sweeney, who curates the successful reading series, will lead a True [...]

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Southern-Fried Sleuthing

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Peachtree City Library will host a book signing with local mystery author Larissa Reinhart on Saturday, May 18, at 2 p.m. Reinhart’s latest, Still Life in Brunswick Stew (Henery Press, 2013), is the second installment in her Cherry Tucker Mystery series. The first book in the series, Portrait of a Dead Guy (Henery Press, 2012), [...]

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The Poet in You

January 7, 2013 by Jill Prouty  
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“[Poetry] is the lava of imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.” ~ Lord Byron Ever wanted to try your hand (or heart) at poetry? We are surrounded by inspiration. The car that wouldn’t start, the hole in your sock, the smell of burning leaves. The trick is to identify something that might seem mundane and use words [...]

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One Book, Many Seeds

June 24, 2012 by Jill Prouty  
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If you read only one book this summer, join the rest of Peachtree City and read The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food by Janisse Ray (Chelsea Green, 2012). The book won’t be available for purchase until June 29, but Omega Books in Peachtree City is taking pre-orders now. The Seed Underground is the [...]

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Discovering Tastes in Food and Wine

November 2, 2011 by Jill Prouty  
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Are you a wine novice?  This Friday is your chance to become an expert as St. Paul Lutheran School will be holding it’s second annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser at Tyrone Depot beginning at 7 p.m. Sommelier Scott Ross has expertly selected wines to be paired with delectable hot and cold hors d’oeuvres prepared at the Kedron Kroger by Chef [...]

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Mothers, Daughters, and mtDNA

October 10, 2011 by Jill Prouty  
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Ever thought about having your DNA analyzed? About a year ago, I became interested in The Genographic Project after reading Spencer Wells’ “Deep Ancestry: Inside the Genographic Project” (National Geographic, 2006). Spencer Wells is an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society and Frank H. T. Rhodes Class of ’56 Professor at Cornell University. He leads [...]

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Scrappin’ Retreat in PTC

September 13, 2011 by Jill Prouty  
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Calling all scrappers! Scrappin’ Retreats, Inc. out of Flowery Branch, Georgia, will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary by hosting a special scrapbooking retreat at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center right here in Peachtree City the weekend of September 24-25. Karen Collins, President of Scrappin’ Retreats, has been hosting scrapbooking retreats for 10 years at [...]

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