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Celebrate National Battery Day at Local Batteries Plus Store

Celebrate National Battery Day at Local Batteries Plus Store

PEACHTREE CITY — National Battery Day is celebrated annually on February 18th, the birthday of Allesandro Volta, who is regarded as the first inventor of the electric cell and battery. Batteries Plus, the nation’s largest battery retailer is celebrating “National Battery Day” on February 18th by offering free car/truck battery and electrical system testing from February 18th – 20th.

The free testing will take place at the Peachtree City store, located at 170 Peachtree East Shopping Center in Peachtree City, GA. Also, customers who come in during the month of February can receive $15 off the purchase of a laptop battery by mail in rebate.

Jane Watt, owner of three, woman-owned, veteran certified Batteries Plus locations in Georgia is celebrating “National Battery Day” at her three locations in: Decatur, Stockbridge and Peachtree City.

Watts spent four years in the coast guard in the early 1980s.

Turn Your Tree Into Mulch

Turn Your Tree Into Mulch

Recycle that Christmas tree into mulch on Saturday, January 8.

Bring un-flocked trees, free of lights, tinsel, and ornaments, to the PTC Recycling Center (Rockaway Rd at Highway 74 South), the PTC Home Depot on Highway 54 West, or the Kedron Village Shopping Center (behind Blockbuster at the Kroger end) between 8:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Keep Peachtree City Beautiful and a host of volunteers (including the PTC Kiwanis and Rotary Club) will be mulching the trees here in town.

 

Peachtree City Wildlife Reminder

The City would like to remind everyone that our natural areas host a variety of wildlife, including deer, coyotes, raccoons, opossums, foxes, and armadillos.  During the fall season, many animals are in rut and are much more likely to be visible.  While negative interactions with our local wildlife are rare, please take precautions, including keeping small children and pets away, even if the animal is in your yard. 

Christmas Kick-Off Event at Pike Nursery, November 27th

On November 27, from 7:00 – 10:00 a.m., Pike Nurseries will host their Christmas Kick-Off Event, which boasts hot apple cider and appetizers from Proof of the Pudding for guests to savor while selecting the perfect Christmas tree. During this time, they are offering guests 10% off of their entire purchase and another 10% of each purchase will be donated to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Following the Christmas Kick-Off event, Pike Nurseries will host two Williamsburg Wreath Decorating Workshops on November 27 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., where Pike Nurseries instructors will help attendees create their own personal wreath for the holidays. 

The $30 supply fee provides participants with a fresh evergreen wreath, fruits, nuts and berries with which to create a beautiful and lush wreath inspired by Christmas in historic Williamsburg.

Controlled Burn at Falcon Field, Thursday

After a four month burn ban, the Peachtree City Fire Department and the Georgia Forestry Commission will hold a controlled burn on Thursday, September 30, at Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field. The burn will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Call the Fire Department at 770-631-2526 with any concerns.

The state-mandated ban on outdoor burning ends on Thursday, September 30.  Residents must obtain a burning permit at www.peachtree-city.org/burnpermit. The page will indicate if burning is allowed on a specific day based on weather conditions and provide the instructions and rules for outdoor burning.   

Georgia Mountians Center hosts ReadyFest

On Monday, September 20th, the Georgia Mountains Center (301 Main Street SW, Gainesville) will host ReadyFest, a community preparedness event designed to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities. This event is sponsored by The National Weather Service in Peachtree City and the Georgia and Hall County Emergency Management offices.