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Hoshizaki America Expands to Griffin

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Hoshizaki America is to expand its refrigeration product manufacturing plant and main distribution centre in Griffin, Georgia.

Originally opened in 2001, the Griffin plant is the original site which launched the line of Hoshizaki food service equipment in the USA.

“Due to tremendous growth we’ve experienced in recent years, we have outgrown our current facility,” explained Rick Bassan, director of plant operations at Griffin. “Our warehouse will expand to an additional nine shipping docks and the factory will increase significantly – allowing production levels to increase over 250%.”

With corporate headquarters in Peachtree City, Georgia and a second manufacturing facility in Griffin, Georgia, Hoshizaki employees around 500 people in the Atlanta area.

Caregiver Resource Expo presented by Fayette Senior Services

Thursday, October 1st, 2015
10:00 am

Fayette Senior Services will present a Caregiver Resource Expo Tuesday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive in Fayetteville.

Are you facing the challenges of caregiving that come with caring for a loved one? If so, you are not alone. Approximately 65 million people, 29 percent of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aging family member or friend. In efforts to provide meaningful information for caregivers, FSS will host organizations and services available in our community that can use used to support the caregiver. Meet with people and get information on a variety of resources designed to support your role as the caregiver.

The program is free but pre-registration is required at 770-461-0813 or (include name, phone number and event title and location). FSS members and non-members welcome. For more information visit

“Uniting for a Cleaner Fayette” Event Kickoff

Thursday, October 1st, 2015
8:00 am

The city of Fayetteville is supporting the “Uniting for a Cleaner Fayette” initiative which will celebrate its kickoff event Saturday, Oct. 17.

Volunteers are needed that day from 8-11 a.m. to pick up litter on highways 314 and 85 and there will be a volunteer coordination meeting Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Breakfast will be provided by the Waffle House on the north end of town from 8-8:30 a.m.

Local businesses will be donating gloves, bags, and other supplies. Each volunteer will receive a “Uniting for a Cleaner Fayette” T-Shirt.

If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Wanda Clark (404-307-0131) or Kristyn Daniels (770-851-3660).

Concert on the Lawn

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
6:00 pm

The Peachtree Wind Ensemble will be presenting a “Concert on the Lawn” next to Partner’s Pizza at the Aberdeen Village Center in Peachtree City. Admission is free. The music will include a variety of show tunes, pop style tunes, and other familiar pieces. For more information visit

Run Wild for a Child 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
7:30 am

runwildRunners and walkers are welcome at this chip-timed race! We will also have a one mile fun run for the kids at this family friendly event.

All the fun will take place on Saturday, October 3 at 8:30 am. Arrive early (starting at 7:30) to pick up your bib. The race will begin promptly at 8:30.

This event will be hosted by Woolsey Baptist Church, located at 115 Hampton Road in Fayetteville

For more information and registration visit

AMG Pro’s Second Annual Art Auction

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
4:00 pm

This is a free event that has a silent auction and social event at the Holliday Dorsey Fife House Museum. The majority of the proceeds will go towards local artists and the rest will help AMG Pro with their winter event and the museum itself. Some of the artwork will include paintings, wood-work, and hand crafted jewelry. Visit AMG Pro on Facebook for more information and additional events.

Georgia Holds Sales Tax Holiday on Oct. 2-4 for Purchase of WaterSense Products

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

The state of Georgia on Oct. 2-4 will sponsor a sales tax-free weekend for the purchase of WaterSense and ENERGY STAR labeled products with a sales price of up to $1,500.

“The purchase of WaterSense products for the home is one more way residents can demonstrate how serious the region is about water conservation in metro Atlanta,” said Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin, chair of the District.

According to the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District, per capita water usage in the region has decreased by more than 30 percent since 2000.  This reduction is due in large part to the conversion from old inefficient products to water-efficient fixtures.

“We use more water in our homes than anywhere else,” Austin said. “WaterSense-labeled toilets, showerheads, faucets, irrigation controllers and other products use at least 20 percent less water, and can significantly contribute to both water and money savings. Not only that, new models often outperform older, conventional models.”

Replacing a standard showerhead with a WaterSense-labeled fixture can save thousands of gallons of water a year. Replacing an old toilet with a water-efficient model will save more than two gallons a flush. Residents living in a home built in 1993 or earlier who replace an existing high-flow toilet with a new WaterSense model, may qualify for a rebate from their local water utility. More information on the Metro Water District Toilet Rebate Program is available at

Visit for other strategies for reducing water use. My Drop Counts is a water conservation program developed by ARC and the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District.

About the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (Metro Water District)

The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District is the planning organization dedicated to developing comprehensive regional and watershed-specific water resources plans to be implemented by local governments in the 15-county metro Atlanta region, which include Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale counties. These plans protect water quality and public water supplies, protect recreational values of the waters and minimize potential adverse impacts of development on waters in and downstream of the region.

Suds on the Square

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
1:00 pm

sudsonthesquareYou’re invited to the Suds on the Square local craft beer and wine festival in Fayette County! The Fayette County Kiwanis Club is proud to exclusively feature Georgia craft breweries and wineries for the great festival. What could be better than a beautiful afternoon sipping delicious suds for a great cause?


There will be food trucks, live bands, and college football!

Visit for more information!

The Avenue Job Fair

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
4:00 pm

The Avenue Peachtree City marketing offices. Bring resume and be prepared for a possible interview with onsite management retailers. For more information call 770-486-6587 ext. 6


Ronnie Thames Foundation Golf Class

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
8:30 am
RT_std_golf_2015The Ronnie Thames Foundation, a Shriners Hospital for Children supporter, will host a Charity Golf Classic on Monday, October 12, at Summer Grove Golf Course in Newnan. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Contact Pam Bozek at or 678-435-0024 to register and discuss sponsorship opportunities.  Registration is also available at

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Shotgun start 10:30 am
Scramble Format
$100 per individual golfer
$400 foursome and includes: Bucket of range balls | 18 holes of golf with cart  Gift Bag | Box lunch
Chance to win HOLE IN ONE prizes
Award Reception and Dinner to follow with cash bar.

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