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Lawrenceville Author Writes Book to Help Parents of Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Children

Lawrenceville Author Writes Book to Help Parents of Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Children

Did you know that November is National Diabetes Month? Every year an estimated 50,000 people in Georgia are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Lawrenceville-based author Jessica Freeman is all too familiar with this reality. Freeman was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was only 3-years-old. After living with Type 1 for 25 years, Freeman

Light Up Gwinnett With Kindness Illuminates Community Connection

This December, Light Up Gwinnett With Kindness hopes to instill a new tradition that strengthens local communities through a visual representation of kindness. The initiative encourages local individuals, families, organizations, and businesses to be more intentional when performing acts of kindness during the time period of Dec. 1-24. “I was inspired by the YouTube song

North Gwinnett High School Cross Country Team Raises Money and Supplies for Discovery High School Athletes

Going into its fourth year as a Title 1 school in Lawrenceville, Discovery High School serves more than 2,600 students. The majority of those students, however, come from households with limited income and often face adversities that many other high school students don’t have to deal with. Many of these students struggle to afford the

Local Junior Tennis Tournament Benefits Charity

This August, the Edinburgh subdivision in Suwanee hosted the first-ever annual tennis Match Marathon. The event was to benefit Create the Big Pic, a charity guild that aims to support local and international philanthropic organizations by raising funds and awareness through their unique and exciting tennis events. This year’s Match Marathon was held August 24th-25th

Northside Hospital Receives Pair of Awards

It’s been a busy summer for Northside Hospital, as they were honored for Outstanding Patient Experience and received awards for both quality cardiovascular and stroke care. HealthGrades, the leading online resource for information regarding physicians and hospitals, has awarded Northside Hospital their 2018 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Northside is one of 10 Georgia hospitals, and amongst

Berlin Wall Art Piece Returns to Suwanee Town Center Park

A piece of history has made its way back to Suwanee for good! A 12-foot-tall, 7,000-pound, authenticated piece of the Berlin Wall will now be prominently displayed in Town Center Park. The wall, which once separated East Germany and West Berlin, was generously donated to the city by Friends Suwanee Grill proprietors Ray Stanjevich and

Sip Happens Brings Unique Wine Experience to Suwanee

Located on Lawrenceville- Suwanee Rd., nearly adjacent to Suwanee Town Center, Sip Happens opened its doors to the community this summer. The wine boutique was created purely from the joy that comes with finding and sharing a bottle of something delicious with friends. The retail wine bottle shop offers weekly tastings and a monthly wine

Infinite Energy Center Announces Expansion Plans

From the Atlanta Gladiators and the Lion King to popular music artists like Justin Timberlake, U2, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and more, it is no surprise that the Infinite Energy Center is at its peak of popularity. That’s why the new $2.59 million contract to expand and improve the arena should come as no surprise.

Mitsubishi Electric Classic Raises Over $2M for Community

The Mitsubishi Electric Classic is an official event of the PGA Tour that allows golfers from around the area to raise money for local charities like Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett. It is a yearly fundraising event in Duluth, Georgia that took place this year on April 9th through the

Teen Volunteers Honored

4,200 hours of service, the equivalent of $104,759- that is what teen volunteers donated to Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s hospitals in Gainesville, Braselton, and Barrow in the 2018 fiscal year. In honor of these teens’ selfless donations, The Medical Center Auxiliary hosted an appreciation dinner in July at The Venue at Friendship Springs to thank

North Gwinnett Alum Finishes in Top 8 in Boston Marathon

This year’s Boston Marathon featured the first American woman winner since 1985, with six other American women finishing in the top eight. One of these women was Gwinnett County native and North Gwinnett alum, Nicole Dimercurio. Pushing through wind gusts estimated at up to 45 miles per hour and temperatures ranging from the upper 30s

Suwanee Elementary School Welcomes New Principals

Suwanee Elementary School is excited to welcome Mary Taylor as principal, along with new Assistant Principal Halima Gray.  Taylor and Gray join Assistant Principal Jeremy Nix in Administration (Nix joined Suwanee Elementary last year). Taylor began her career in Gwinnett County in 2003, when she became a teacher at Creekland Middle School. She later became

Georgia Passes New Distracted Driving Law

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed House Bill 673, a new distracted driving law that takes effect in Georgia on July 1. The new law states that drivers are now required to use hands-free technology while operating a moving vehicle. The new law prohibits the writing, sending, or reading of any sort of message including text

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