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2019 Suwanee Beer Fest Benefits Cooper’s Crew

2019 Suwanee Beer Fest Benefits Cooper’s Crew

There is more to Suwanee Beer Fest than unlimited beer and St. Paddy’s Day revelry. Each year, the festival proudly benefits a local charity organization. The 2019 event donated more than $8,000 of festival proceeds to Cooper’s Crew, a Suwanee-based nonprofit formed in memory and honor of Cooper O’Brien, a North Gwinnett Middle School student

Gwinnett Co. Department of Water Resources Wins Award for Water Research

The WateReuse Association selected a Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources project as a winner in the 2018 WateReuse Awards for Excellence under the transformational innovation category. The research project evaluated the feasibility and economics of using ozone/biological filtration treatments to produce drinking water directly from reclaimed water, compared to a more expensive reverse-osmosis process.

Theater Festival Brings Awards For Suwanee Performing Arts

Last October, The Community Arts Players of Suwanee (CAPS), a division of Suwanee Performing Arts, produced a touching production of Once on This Island, Jr. Under the inspired direction of Emily Hogan, innovative choreography by Jenna Dorece, and masterful musical direction by Teri Khan, the musical was first performed at North Gwinnett High School. CAPS

Greater Atlanta Christian School Concert Choir to Debut at Carnegie Hall

On March 23, the Concert Choir at Greater Atlanta Christian (GAC) School will travel more than 850 miles to make its first-ever appearance on New York’s legendary concert stage, Carnegie Hall, as part of MidAmerica Productions’ 36th annual concert season. The GAC School Concert Choir will play an integral part of a larger group performing

2019 Cooper O’Brien Sportsmanship and Courage Award Recipients Honored

North Gwinnett Middle School (NGMS) students Mikey Carlson and Shelby Snyder received the 2019 Cooper O’Brien Sportsmanship Award, which is awarded to athletes who demonstrate noble characteristics on and off the court. The award honors Cooper O’Brien, who lost his battle to a rare form of cancer called Clear Cell Sarcoma in 2014 after graduating

Interactive Neighborhood for Kids Reopens After Flood

Following a disastrous flood back in September, Gainesville’s Interactive Neighborhood for Kids (INK) held its grand reopening in February. Noting the hard work of the INK staff, numerous community volunteers, and professional contractors, they were able to complete the repairs and renovations as well as carefully restore favorite exhibits along with freshly designed new exhibits.

Suwanee Business Alliance’s 2019 Richard Trice Golf Tournament

Save the date: The 2019 Richard Trice Golf Tournament takes place Tuesday, April 30, at 8 a.m. and is all about having fun, challenging yourself or your team to win, eating, drinking, networking, and raising money for local charities and families in need. Players, sponsors and volunteers are all needed. Suwanee Business Alliance president Julie Perdue

Sugar Hill City Buzz

Sugar Hill is stepping up and adding active entertainment to the long list of fun features the city already offers to keep residents active and engaged. The city’s award-winning E Center proudly serves as “The Center of Everything” with 180,000 square feet of restaurant, retail, recreation, and fine arts space. The project includes a community

NGHS President and CEO Receives Women Who Mean Business Award

Carol Burrell, Northeast Georgia Health System’s President, and CEO has been recognized as one of the most influential businesswomen in Metro Atlanta. Burell was listed as one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2018 Women Who Mean Business, along with 19 other women who are recognized for driving business in their industries. The women were selected

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Sets Shining Example During America Recycles Day 2018

In celebration of America Recycles Day 2018, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and Gwinett County Solid Waste Management teamed up to host a community recycling event at Coolray Field on November 17th. Over the course of three hours, about 140 volunteers served an estimated 4,000 residents in the recycling or safe disposal of difficult to recycle

Gwinnett Parks and Recreation Receives Awards

Gwinnett Parks and Recreation was named the 2018 Agency of the Year in the 50,000 and overpopulation category by the Georgia Recreation and Park Association. The award recognizes excellence and leadership in providing quality recreation programs, parks, and facilities that enhance the quality of life in communities. In addition to the agency award, Gwinnett Parks

North Gwinnett High School defeats Alaska Eagle Eye Shooting Club

North Gwinnett High School’s Air Rifle team had a very successful 2018 season. After breaking every record the school has held in the past 15 seasons, the team went on to win the National Air Rifle League’s Distinguished Division Junior Rifle Club Conference Title. The win came after defeating the Alaska Eagle Eye Shooting Club

Skye Precious Kids, a New Metro Atlanta Nonprofit Launched by a Local Gwinnett Mom

Skye Jones, a passionate advocate for children and the needy, became acquainted with a working mom who was struggling financially while caring for a sick child. The number of hours the mom could spend working was minimal, and Jones’ heart ached for the families who were struggling to make ends meet while caring for their

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