Susan Larson

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LARSON: Gwinnett parks offer free fun and festivity

Some of the best things in life are free and and that includes upcoming events in the Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation’s L.I.F.E. (Leisure Is For Everyone) winter schedule.

LARSON: Author's imagination sparked by Fire Academy

“I’m always looking for ways to kill people,” Lawrenceville author writer Fran Stewart said, being sure to clarify that she means in print and electronic form only.

LARSON: Pharmacist helps seniors extend life, save money

“A recent study estimated that roughly one in seven Americans 65 and older is taking at least one potentially inappropriate medication. Every year, 38 million older Americans experience serious complications from the medicines they take. The number of Americans treated in hospitals for medication-related problems top two million, and more than half of those hospitalized were 65 and older,” AARP reports.

LARSON: October all wrapped up in Red Ribbon Week

Back in 1988, to help kick off the inaugural National Red Ribbon Week, a PTA lady asked me to come to the Trickum Middle School parking lot to help decorate all the school buses with red ribbons

LARSON: Getting to the heart of baseball

You’ve heard the expression about wearing your heart on your sleeve. Well, it was never meant to be taken literally, but a certain baseball team has no problem letting others know where their heart is.

LARSON: May peace prevail in Dacula

Five years ago, for International Day of Peace (that’s today) I wrote about all the Peace Poles I knew of in Gwinnett. Of those six, the only one still standing is in Geri Taran’s front yard in Lawrenceville.

LARSON: Library event to help connect community

The Gwinnett Public Library is not to be left out in the effort to support our veterans. Their upcoming One Book One Community event really lives up to its title with featured speaker U.S. Army veteran, Captain Luis Montalvan and his service dog, Tuesday.

LARSON: Taking a grand step forward

Sept. 7 is National Grandparents Day. So first off, let me wish a happy day to all my readers who are grandparents or soon-to-be grandparents, like me.

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LARSON: Cheers for the electronic age

Watching some cheerleaders the other day brought back some mixed memories for me. One, of all the fun I had being a cheerleader and another from my 35th class reunion.

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LARSON: Mother takes on Ironman challenge for autism

“If you would have told me years ago I’d be doing Ironmans, I would have thought you were crazy,” Carrie Tallent said. “If you would have told me that I would have a child with autism, I would have laughed and said ‘What’s autism?’”

LARSON: Out of my inbox, into my column

I love all the good news about Gwinnett that comes my way via my inbox, and I love having the opportunity to share it.

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LARSON: Watching Tech-nology slide into the future

When my husband enrolled at Georgia Tech in 1962, all an aspiring engineer needed was a decent slide rule. The only thing they had to stress out over was whether to buy a Post, Pickett or L & E, each running about $20, which, granted, was 10 times the price of the plastic ones they sold at Woolworth’s.

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LARSON: Musing over the 'move over' law

A reminder to be safe on the road.

LARSON: Woman finds prophet-able career in pot making

When she was in her late 30’s, Pam Koehler-Camp was a highly paid accountant who’d just gotten a dream promotion, yet a voice inside her told her she’d become a potter. And she laughed.

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LARSON: A picture is worth a thousand Facebook posts

When I look at all we “know” about people through social media and Internet mining, I can’t help but think about Sofie, one of my adult ESOL students at Meadowcreek.