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Local Elvis impersonator to perform tribute show

Saturday marks the 37th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. Fans from all over the country will pay tribute to The King with memorials and candlelight vigils. Buford’s Mark Pitt will also commemorate Elvis’ death by donning his custom-made Elvis costume and performing a show.

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August declared Dinosaur Month at Fernbank

Fernbank Museum of Natural History celebrates Dinosaur Month

FILM FANS: ‘Into the Storm’ combines documentary style and special effects

Film Fans features local residents reviewing the movie of the week: “Into the Storm”

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Land Ho!’ inconsistent and slow

Let’s cut right to the chase here – this movie – which shares its title with a song by the Doors – is why so many people hate art-house films. Rambling, inconsistent and going nowhere fast with the narrative – it is a movie with several mini/fractured-demographic possibilities but together they wouldn’t total a single solid audience faction.

ART BEAT: New London Theatre announces 2014-2015 season with nine productions

New London Theatre in Snellville has chosen 9 very special plays to make up their 2014-2015 season.

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Calvary’ approaches weighty subject matter with delicacy

It’s not a coincidence that the title of this film is also the name of the piece of real estate that, according to gospel, was the area just outside of Jerusalem where Jesus Christ was crucified.

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Giver’ is a book adaptation worth watching

It’s back to the future again in director Phillip Noyce’s “The Giver,” Hollywood’s latest attempt to feed the masses with yet another adaptation of a best-selling book about dystopia, following two helpings of “The Hunger Games” and a serving of “Divergent.”

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: ‘Filth’

Micheal Clark spotlights the DVD/Blu-ray release of the film ‘Filth.’

THE DISH: Local Kitchen and Tap

Though Local Kitchen and Tap features a full-service bar and flat screens, it does not have the typical sports bar feel. With homey decor, a well lit interior, and even an arcade for kids, the restaurant feels more like a house than a bar.

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MOVIE TRIVIA CONTEST: August 15

Test your film knowledge with these questions. One lucky participant will win a prize pack.

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HEALTH BRIEFS: Gwinnett officials encourage immunizations

A look at local health news.

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Marine mother, two Dacula churches send care packages to Afghanistan

UA Dacula Marine mother, Hebron Baptist and Dacula United Methodist banded together to send 70 care packages to the last Marine combat unit in Afghanistan, which includes Dacula native Jacob Browder.

DALY: How to keep snails and slugs from feasting on your garden plants

During the growing season, gardeners are often troubled by snails and slugs. These organisms have slimy soft bodies, live on the ground, feast on plants, and can be quite destructive. Although troublesome, they can be controlled and their damaged minimized.

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Garth Brooks adds Philips Arena shows with Trisha Yearwood

Previously planned to only play Sept. 19, Brooks will now perform the following two days with fellow country superstar Trisha Yearwood.

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Medicaid, PeachCare enrollments up in state

Federal figures show Georgia Medicaid and PeachCare enrollments jumped 16 percent since October, while state stats indicate a much smaller increase of 5.6 percent for that period.

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