Growing up in a culturally diverse area, I've always had an appreciation for different cultures, including the Jewish holidays.
For those who enjoy human interaction, local churches have some great programs leading up to Christmas.
With remindrers -- like Beth Gayle's book -- I realize that no matter how bad the circumstances, God does send angels. And for that I give thanks.
Janiah Maddox has a lot to be thankful for, the most important of which is her loving mother, Nicole.. Janiah was born Sept. 3, 2008 with Kasabach-Merrit Syndrome, a rare life-threatening disease in which a vascular tumor leads to decreased platelet counts and bleeding problems. Her condition required
ArtReach is always looking for new venues for their workshops. If you would like to open your doors or help in other ways, visit www.ArtReachFoundation.org
Looking for a clever costume this Halloween? Use the news as inspiration.
My friend Jeanne Pescitelli and I have been known to spend hours strolling through fabric warehouses stroking silks, eyeballing buttons and braids, and imagining all the things we could create with them. So when I wanted to see all the chairs on display for the Gwinnett Library's Chair-ish the Arts Contest, I knew it would be a lot more fun with Jeanne, not only for opining about the chairs, but for the long ride between all the branches.
Watching children throw away fruit with their lunch can drive you crazy.
Interested in knitting? Join Clicks and Sticks them on second Thursdays from 6 9 p.m. at the Centerville Community Center or first and fourth Thursdays at Alcove Coffee in Lilburn.
School uses incentives to promote exercise and being healthy.
When it comes to column writing, readers can be very helpful with their opinions and views.
Lilburn gongmaster Yogiray Kessler 'bathing" people in sonic ways as a way to cleanse negative energy.
When I think back on what a bunch of 9-year-olds could do with a Brownie camera, a manual typewriter, and an eight-pack of Crayolas, and then look at the political campaigns we see employing all the technology we have available today, I honestly hope all the voters in this upcoming election are at least as smart as my fourth-graders.
Thanks to the GCPS STRIVE program, people like P.J. Ponder are able to excel, and smile.
I was amazed and delighted at how many columns about the arts in Gwinnett I had fall into my lap over the last few months. Not only did I get to write about the art scene in our county, but through responses to my columns, I also connected with several
The local market is a good place to catch up with old friends.
Great art by great people on display at local event.
Larry Lutz didn't set out to be a legend in the tire business. He'd earned a degree in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech, but after some restaurant and sales jobs that didn't seem to suit him, he was looking for another way to earn a living.
A look at some neat things to check out for art lovers in Gwinnett.
McKendree United Methodist Church is calling its upcoming July 28 event a Health and Wellness Expo, but there's much more to it than that.
National Night Out, the first Tuesday in August, began in 1984 to generate citizen participation in local anti-crime efforts and to build police-community relationships. It's also meant as an opportunity for neighbors to get together for food, fun and friendship. Last year, 15,000 communities and 37 million individuals participated.
I'm sure many of you have favorite spots to take newcomers that you could add to my list. Please share.
Depending on what your pursuits are -- running a marathon on every continent, to name one -- they will take you some interesting places.
It's been an amazing -- but not as quick as you think -- transformation into cityhood for Peachtree Corners.
Former traveling salesman Alan Oberdeck turns his time on the road into a series of novels.
There's always a new way to do an old chore.
Upcoming local fishing events provide a lot more than just a catch.
This summer the art your children make can do more than you think, including introducing problem-solving skills that can last a lifetime.
Kim Green shares her personal experiences with the disease in a novel called "Hallucinations."
Need help with your resume? Believe it or not, that's one of the many services your local park system offers.
Reflecting on a productive day in the classroom and looking ahead to National Day of Prayer on Thursday.
Always fun to have customized bean bags when playing a new game.
Drawing from his father's experience, Alan "Woody" Morawiec conducts a yearly shoe drive to help educate his students about the atrocities.
Nakia Williams is proof that you don't have to have a big corporate job to have "it all." She's found all she needs, and all her customers need, at her store SOJE Emporium in Lawrenceville.
As the Girl Scouts prepare to celebrat their 100th anniversary, I remember some great times being, and writing about, Scouts.
SafetySmart in Lilburn has a mission to promote safety, community inolvement and neighborhood unity. A smart pursuit, indeed.
It's OK to say no, if you have a good one. Like climbing Mt. Kilamanjaro, perhaps.
Duluth Historical Society Museum to host open house.
Louis Howington bowls every Monday and even organizes her league.
PaperBackSwap, an Internet book swapping club, founded in Suwanee.
Best to keep looking ahead.
This is one resolution I'll be glad to keep.
Remembering Christmas traditions, from snake ornaments to a meat cleaver.
One of many worthy causes this holiday season.
Dedicating book to, or buying them from, local library makes for a great gift.
Pursuit is a "melting pot" of dancing.
Sentinels of Freedom and Task Force Patriot leading the way.
Colored tresses don't bring same baggage as they used to.
TV journalist will discuss her book, life at fundraiser.
It's a funny thing how memories are triggered.