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Aurora Theatre sets up costume shop for upcoming show

With a staff of stitchers, along with volunteers, costume designer Sydney Roberts has created an estimated one hundred full costumes and several hundred costume accessories for the Aurora Theatre’s production of “Mary Poppins.”

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Gwinnett is 'important' county for Senate candidates Perdue and Kingston

Republican candidates are making last-minute stops in Gwinnett ahead of the July 22 run-off election.

Lawrenceville, Aurora Theatre to host ‘Mary Poppins’-inspired Chalk Walk

The Aurora Theatre and the Lawrenceville Downtown Development Authority invite the Gwinnett community to celebrate the arts with a Chalk Walk.

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New rehabilitation facility offers 'innovative model of care' | PHOTOS

Salude, an upscale transitional care and short-term recovery facility celebrated a ribbon cutting Tuesday in Suwanee.

'Little Mermaid' musical coming to Fox Theatre

“The Little Mermaid” will run from July 8 through 13 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

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Tailgating pros share advice for Fourth of July grillers | VIDEO | PHOTOS

The Game Changers Tailgating Crew, known for its Smoked Dirty Bird, shares tips on grilling and smoking.

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America's 'master griller' shares five tips for grilling beginners

The Fourth of July holiday is the perfect time to fire up that grill.

Gwinnett County aquatic centers to encourage water safety through special events

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation will host games and activities and give away prizes at various aquatic facilities from June 30 through July 4.

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Judas Priest to play Gwinnett Arena this fall

The heavy metal band Judas Priest’s fall tour will bring the band to Gwinnett.

Fourth of July travel, gas prices up from last year

An estimated 992,621 Georgians are expected to take to the roadways during the Fourth of July travel time period from Wednesday, July 2, to Sunday, July 6.

Band von Grey to perform at Buford Community Center

von Grey to perform at Buford Community Center

Four sisters from Alpharetta make up the band that bears their last name and will take the stage in Buford on Friday.

Group bringing signature improv acts to Gwinnett

The OTC Comedy Troupe will perform Saturday at Lionheart Theatre in Norcross.

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Gwinnett Place hopes to draw visitors with theme park

Fantasy Magic World is set to hold its grand opening Friday.

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Gwinnett Medical celebrates opening of Strickland Family Medicine, welcomes family medical residents

Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville celebrated two milestones Monday.

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Boutique owners looking to expand

Tiffany Ward and Kim Wholley opened a Suwanee fab’rik location last October and a Buford location in April.

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Mobile theme park under construction at Gwinnett Place Mall

Fantasy Magic World will open to the public Friday, July 27.

Agriculture commissioner to visit Snellville Farmers Market on Saturday

State agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is embarking on a week-long tour of farmers markets in recognition of Gov. Nathan Deal’s proclamation of Farmers Market Week in Georgia.

Gwinnett gets two comedy shows this weekend, one at Aurora Theatre and another at Gwinnett Performing Arts Center

Comedy shows will be performed at Lawrenceville and Duluth venues

The season finale of Aurora Comedy Nights will be held Friday followed by the Big Laughs Comedy Series on Saturday.

After more than a decade, singer-songwriter Rhetta Butler to return to stage in Gwinnett

Rhetta Butler will perform in concert Friday at the Red Clay Theatre in Duluth.

Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful deems annual challenge a success

Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful, an environmentally-focused nonprofit, held its 15th annual Great American Cleanup — Gwinnett Challenge from March through May.

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Transitional health care facility set to open in Suwanee

Salude, which will offer 64 upscale, private rooms and bathrooms surrounded by indoor and outdoor features to set up an environment to promote health as well as recovery, is set to open in early July.

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Snellville father joins children in New Dawn Theater production

John VandenOever will share the spotlight with three of his children — Madison, Marshall and Halle, as the four have a role in “Harry Potter and the Obnoxious Voice.”

Harry Potter parody staged by New Dawn Theater has twists and turns

‘Harry Potter’ parody staged by New Dawn Theater has twists, turns

New Dawn is producing the play “Harry Potter and the Obnoxious Voice,” a parody of the series written by Jeannette Jaquish, select dates from June 13 through 29.

Fourth annual Peachtree Corners Festival to offer something for everyone

The annual Peachtree Corners Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday.

Gwinnett nonprofit receives funds to help veterans in need

The IMPACT! Group was the recipient of $50,000, which will go toward its $2 million IMPACT! For Vets capital campaign focused on delivering much needed housing facilities and specialized services for veterans.

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Eastside Medical partners with Air Evac Lifeteam to offer 24/7 air ambulance service | PHOTOS

The Snellville hospital and Air Evac Lifeteam held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon to celebrate the beginning of the of their partnership.

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Movie studio project deal nears reality at OFS site in Norcross

Developer Jim Jacoby spoke at a meeting of the Gwinnett Municipal Association about plans to make the 160-acre OFS site the Atlanta Media Campus.

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Home under renovation considered ‘total loss’ after fire

A residence in the 1200 block of Margo Trail in Lawrenceville caught fire Monday.

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Duluth farmers market opens for 2014 season

The Parsons Alley Farmers Market opened Thursday, June 5.

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LanierWorld offers staycation destination in Gwinnett’s backyard

Located within Lake Lanier Islands’ 1,500-acre resort, LanierWorld offers Gwinnett residents a staycation option.

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SUMMER TRAVEL: Surrounding state capital cities offer something for everyone

Surrounding state capital cities offer something for everyone

The Daily Post takes gives readers a look at the attractions in Columbia, S.C., Montgomery, Ala., Nashville, Tenn., Raleigh, N.C., and Tallahassee, Fla.

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Lilburn Woman's Club holds inaugural garden tour Saturday | PHOTOS

The tour included eight destinations, seven private gardens and the Lilburn Community Garden.

THE DISH: Naan Spicy

A profile of the Suwanee restaurant Naan Spicy.

Exhibit at Tannery Row Artist Colony focuses on interpretation of blues

Tannery Row exhibit focuses on concept of color, music, emotion

The exhibit is on display through June 21.

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Lilburn Woman’s Club to hold inaugural garden tours Saturday

The Lilburn Woman’s Club is hosting garden tours at eight destinations Saturday.

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Chefs Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart talk biscuits at Gwinnett event

Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart, authors of “Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking,” made an appearance Wednesday in Gwinnett.

County buys land along Yellow River

County commissioners agreed to the purchase of 140.4 acres adjacent to the existing 566-acre Yellow River Park on Tuesday.

Donation from Gwinnett Parks Foundation to fund new playground at local park

A $25,000 donation will go toward building a new playground at Little Mulberry Park.

Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce welcomes 100th member

Comcast Business Services has joined the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, becoming its 100th member.

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United Way Women's Leadership Council awards grants to Gwinnett agencies

Six grants — four $5,000 grants and two $15,000 awards — were presented Friday by the United Way Women’s Leadership Council.

Upcoming best bets in arts and entertainment: May 30

The Daily Post gives readers a list of events to check out.

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Henry Paul, Dave Robbins bringing the bands BlackHawk and the Outlaws to Gwinnett

The bands BlackHawk and the Outlaws will play Wild Bill’s in Duluth on Saturday night.

Lawrenceville to kick off annual outdoor concert series Friday

The 2014 Moonlight & Music Concert Series begins with Beatles tribute band Abbey Road LIVE!

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Hank Johnson wins Congressional District 4

Incumbent Hank Johnson drew 55.37 percent or 15,144 votes to Tom Brown’s 44.63 percent or 12,208 votes in the race for District 4.

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Butler to run unopposed, Johnson to face Millar in November

Results for Tuesday’s primary race for state Senate Districts 40 and 55.

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Jody Hice, Mike Collins headed to runoff for District 10

Conservative radio talk show host Jody Hice and Mike Collins, the oldest son of former U.S. Rep. Mac Collins, appeared to be headed toward a runoff election following Tuesday’s primary election.

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Library to host luncheon with chefs, cookbook authors Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart

The Gwinnett County Public Library will host the luncheon June 4 at Garden Plaza.

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Volunteers pick up trash, recyclables during event | PHOTOS

About 60 volunteers turned out for the Great Gwinnett Stream Cleanup on Saturday.

Artists exhibit at Hudgens Center uses found objects to show impact of discarded debris on oceans

Artist's exhibit uses found objects to show impact of discarded debris on oceans

Artist Pam Longobardi is the 2013 Hudgens Prize winner and her exhibit “What Once Was Lost Must Now Be Found: Chronicling Crimes Against Nature” is now on display at the Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth.

THE DISH: Sofra Restaurant and Lounge

A profile on Sofra Restaurant and Lounge in Lawrenceville

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