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Annandale Village to host symposium

Annandale Village to host symposiumAnnandale Village will host a day-long disaster preparedness educational symposium on Sept. 15. The event will help people who have physical, visual, auditory, or cognitive disabilities prepare for natural disasters and their consequences. The event is called "Get Ready Gwinnett."

"The American Red Cross and local government agencies will respond when a disaster threatens and after a disaster strikes. However, they can't be everywhere at once", Keith Fenton, Annandale Village's Chief Development Officer said in a press release.North HS orientation held on Aug. 2North Gwinnett High School will have orientation for all grade levels on Aug. 2. The schedule begins at 8:30 a.m. for freshmen with last names that begin between A and M, 12:30 p.m. for all seniors, 2:30 p.m. for all juniors and 5:30 p.m. for all sophomores. Freshmen with a last name that begins between N and Z will begin at 10 a.m. Students and parents who are not able to attend orientation will receive class schedules in first period on Aug. 6th. First period room assignments will be posted around campus.City extends video deadline to Aug. 3The city of Suwanee has extended the deadline for its video competition about the joys of living in the city to Aug. 3. More than one video may be selected, and up to $2,500 may be awarded through the competition with up to $1,000 being awarded for individual videos. The city has received three video submissions, but moved the deadline after there were several requests for an extension. Original videos should be no longer than three minutes. Winning videos will be uploaded to the city's YouTube channel and made available on suwanee.com. The preferred format for videos is .WMV or .MOV provided via DVD. City officials remind submitters to comply with copyright regulations.Vertical Horizon to play Town Center Aug. 11An Aug. 11 concert at Town Center Park will be headlined by the band Vertical Horizon. The concert will start at 6 p.m., and Vertical Horizon is expected to play at about 8 p.m. The alternative rock band, which was formed at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., in 1991, is known for hits like "Everything You Want," "Best I Ever Had" and "You're a God" that were all released in 1999. The band's newest album, "Burning the Days" is to be released in September.Valedictorian wins national scholarshipNorth Gwinnett High School 2012 valedictorian Ho Lim Lee recently won a $1,000 scholarship from the National Latin Exam Scholarship Committee. Lee plans to attend Emory University this fall. She was judged on an original essay and overall academic standing. The National Latin Exam is sponsored by the American Classical League.Movies Under the Stars shows Hunger GamesTown Center Park will host another installment of the city's Movies Under the Stars series on Aug. 25 when it shows the Hunger Games. The movie will begin at dusk. The city also plans to show the Avengers movie on Sept. 29.Police substation ribbon cutting Sept. 10City officials will have a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new police substation and training facility near Interstate 85 on Sept. 10. The one-story facility will be 7,100 square feet and cost about $1.99 million. Groundbreaking and construction began in January.Suwanee Day Classic expandsThe Suwanee Day Classic event will include more than the traditional 5K and 10K runs this year. Participants in the Sept. 8 event may also take part in a non-competitive 25-mile bike ride and 1K kids' fun run. To register, visit active.com or suwaneeday.com. Participants are encouraged to register by Sept. 1. An additional $10 per event will be charged for entries received after Sept. 1. The bike ride begins at 7 a.m. and is $25 to enter, the 5K is at 8 a.m. and is $25, the 10K begins at 9 a.m. and is $30. And the 1K fun run begins at 9:05 a.m. and is $25. A combination of 5K/10K or bike ride/10K is $40.-- From Staff Reports