The North Gwinnett Co-Op and Kiwanis Club of North Gwinnett are hosting a “Fall Classic Golf Tournament” at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 11 at Legacy on Lanier Golf Club. The individual player entry fee is $125. The fee includes greens fee, cart and range balls, a gate fee to Lake Lanier Islands Tournament, a gift and goody bag, breakfast, a buffet lunch, a “Shoot-out contest” for $100,000, closest to the pin and long drive awards and low gross and net score winners.

The tournament benefits both organizations. To register, or for more information, visit

City reduces millage rate

The city council set Suwanee’s millage rate for at 4.93 mills, a reduction of .72 mills from last year. This is the third straight year the millage rate has been reduced.

The city lowered the rate by the same amount, $642,429, it received from Gwinnett County as part of the Service Delivery Dispute settlement. In the next six years, Suwanee anticipates receiving about $660,000 annually from the county through this agreement.

The millage rate means that the owner of a $216,200 home, which represents Suwanee’s median value, would pay $426 in city taxes. That is $63, or about 13 percent, less than last year. The City of Suwanee will issue property tax notices in October with payment due by Dec. 20.

School to hold first skate night

Suwanee Elementary’s first Skate Night of the school year is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at Skate Country in Buford. Admission is $4 and includes regular skate rental. Speed or in-line skate rental is $2. Skate Country is located at 2700 Buford Highway. The Skate Country snack bar will offer a slice of pizza and small drink for $1.50. The class with the largest attendance will have Planet Smoothies delivered to their classroom following the event.

Church to host blood drive

Shadowbrook Baptist Church is hosting a Red Cross blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 12. The church is located at 4187 Suwanee Dam Road. Bring a photo I.D. and call for an appointment at 770-945-1524.

Cutlery sale to help scholarship

The nutrition staff at North Gwinnett High School is selling Rada Cutlery. All profits go to the John Scott Hartness Scholarship Fund. A scholarship is awarded each year to qualified students continuing their education in the culinary field. To place an order, email To view a catalog call the cafeteria at 770-271-5180.

George Pierce hosts senior classes this fall

George Pierce Park’s Prime Timers Pointe will be the host of computer-oriented classes for seniors this fall. The Gwinnett Senior Learning Center will offer single and multi-session workshops that will cover word processing, digital imaging, PowerPoint, genealogy and meet your camera. Volunteers to teach the classes can be any age, but registrants must be 50 or older. For more information, call 678-277-0910.

Suwanee Day Flash Mob

The North Gwinnett High School Dance Team and Break Dance Crew is looking for people who want to join the Suwanee Day Flash Mob. The dance team will partner with Royal Dance Academy. Rehearsals will be on Thursday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. leading up to Suwanee Day. No dance experience is necessary. See Miss O’Leary in Room 504 or Miss Gresham in the counseling office at the high school for more information.

North Middle PTSA fundraiser

The annual PTSA fundraiser has begun at North Gwinnett Middle, and will run through Sept. 12. Magazines will be sold through Great American (QSP) and funds raised will be used for technology, curriculum enhancements, campus beautification and teacher grants. A cash donation option is also available along with magazine titles, stationary supplies, gift and food items.

HOPE kickoff night Sept. 12

The Hispanic Organization Promoting Education will have a kickoff event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 in the Commons Area at North Gwinnett High School. There will be live music, DJs, food, raffle prizes, and informative breakout sessions for parents and students. This event is open to all students who are interested in leadership development and community service opportunities. Students interested in joining HOPE can bring their $15 dues to the HOPE Night event.

Gates Millenium Scholarship event on Sept. 15

On Sept. 15th, Peachtree Ridge High School will host an event for students interested in applying for the Gates Millennium Scholarship. To be eligible, students must be black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American. Applicants must also be citizens or legal permanent residents of the U.S. with a 3.3 GPA. High school juniors and seniors are welcome from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., while sophomores will be from 1 to 2 p.m.

Parenting class starts Tuesday

A class tailored to the needs of parents of middle school and high school students begins on Tuesday. Each session is two hours and goes for three weeks. Cost is $10. For more information, call the North Gwinnett Community School at 770-271-5179.

City asks for 9-11 artifact

display proposals

The city of Suwanee is looking for proposals from artists and architects to design, fabricate and install a display for the city’s World Trade Center artifact, “Remembrance,” which was unveiled in September. City officials are in discussions about the most appropriate location. Proposals are due in September.

— From staff reports