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Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Atlanta --  The first annual Dinner & A Cause Card benefiting the “Children of Conservation” project is now available.  The card costs only $50 and offers holders a 20% discount at great Atlanta restaurants while contributing 100% of the profits to the education of children and protection of wildlife in third world countries.  Giving Never Tasted So Good!  

Get Up, Get Out, Explore Your Gwinnett County Parks!

Get Up, Get Out, Explore Your Gwinnett County Parks!

Gwinnett County --  July is National Park and Recreation Month, and Gwinnett County is celebrating by encouraging everyone to Get Up, Get Out, Explore Your Parks!

 

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Derived from popular genres of music like jazz, blues and gospel, rhythm and blues was born. Rhythm and Blues music, which is widely referred to as R&B, is unique in that it has the ability to take on many musical identities, at once. Some say the genre was first identified in Harlem, during the Harlem Renaissance, which is known as one of the most prominent cultural movements for African Americans during the 1930’s. However, others think the genre originated in the 1940’s when African Americans began moving to northern cities, creating cultural fusion.  

The music evolved from “race music”, which was an offensive term that referred to the music of African Americans, into jump blues which was known for having a swing boogie, big band sound.

Donate Your Extra Harvest

Donate Your Extra Harvest

ACFB's Community Gardens project is asking backyard and community gardeners to participate in the national Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign by simply donating any extra harvest from your garden for families and individuals in need.  See the list of drop-off sites and find the one closest to you.

Help bring Suwanee’s future into focus

Help bring Suwanee’s future into focus

The City of Suwanee has “opened shop” at a new location at 3930 Charleston Market Street and we want you to “buy in” to the energy, creativity, and enthusiasm being generated as the 2020 Vision strategic plan gets underway.

A strategic plan is a long-term plan that outlines the whole community’s vision for its future. This is a visionary, “big picture” tool that can help key in on what Suwanee’s future should be and why we want it to be that way.

You can be part of the community conversations and visioning process in several different ways:

  • Through July 28, citizens can drop in at the open house on Charleston Market Street to offer input and participate in visioning exercises, enjoy a Suwanee exhibit, and learn more about the 20/20 Vision strategic plan. See schedule.

Goodwill receives $5.7 million grant to help those in need

Goodwill receives $5.7 million grant to help those in need

ATLANTA -- Good news is coming for many Georgians who are struggling to find jobs.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis recently announced that Goodwill of North Georgia will receive $5,724,222 to help people with barriers to employment, namely ex-offenders and low-income non-custodial parents, obtain the skills they need to find work.

The funds will go toward an Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration program, which offers temporary paid work experiences to more than 3,500 people nationwide. The program improves participants' employability, earnings and opportunities for advancement, not to mention their self-sufficiency and long-term success in the workforce.

"This grant provides needed support to individuals who face significant obstacles to employment," Solis said.

Gwinnett CID event connects businesses with Public Safety officials

Gwinnett CID event connects businesses with Public Safety officials

Gwinnett --  The Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District (CID) used its first-ever “lunch and learn” session to bring local businesses together with the public safety personnel serving their area.

Representatives from Gwinnett Place Mall, Mall Corners, Santa Fe Mall, Pleasant Hill Plaza and Marketplace shopping center joined with Major Christa Spradley, commander of Gwinnett Police’s central precinct, other police officers and Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful Executive Director Connie Wiggins.

Joe Allen, Gwinnett Place CID executive director, said discussions ranged from crime prevention to methods of curbing graffiti. He said the session was overall positive, and more functions like this one are planned for the future.

“Our property and businesses owners are committed to keeping their investments and patrons safe, and the CID wants to support their efforts to do so,” Allen said.