July Is National Park and Recreation Month in Gwinnett

Gwinnett County residents don’t have to meet an age requirement to feel the power of play. This July they can visit their nearest park or recreation center to get their play on and celebrate Park and Recreation Month. Parks and Recreation Month is an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association, and recognizes the many ways that parks and recreation transforms our daily lives. From providing us places to get fit and stay healthy to fostering new relationships and forging a connection with nature, our close-to-home community park and recreation facilities provide essential services and improve quality of...

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Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources Teaches Students About Water Conservation and Environmental Protection

Since 2011, the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources (DWR) has taught almost 40,000 students to be water detectives, conservationists, and scientists as part of its Water on Wheels program. The classroom-based program uses DWR staff to teach elementary- and middle-school students about conserving and protecting our most precious resource, water. “DWR is proud of our commitment to educating young people about the importance of conserving and protecting water in Gwinnett,” Water Resources Assistant Director Tyler Richards said. “We are fortunate to have such a great connection to the Gwinnett County Public School system and look forward to continuing...

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Slide Into Summer…Safety Tips for a fun, safe summer

(Family Features) Summer is a time for playground fun, camping, boating, swimming, biking and other outdoor activities. Longer days mean more time outside and more physical activity, which translates to increased potential for injuries. Playground falls, lawnmower accidents, campfire and fire pit burns are some common childhood injuries that can happen during summer months. “Sustaining a serious injury can be a life-altering event for a child,” said Chris Smith, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Shriners Hospitals for Children®. “We see patients every day with injuries caused by accidents and we are committed to raising awareness about how...

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Lilburn Woman’s Club Donates $10,000 to Lilburn Library

The GFWC Lilburn Woman’s Club presented Gwinnett County Public Library with a check for $10,000 for the Lilburn Branch. The funding will be directed to the children’s area where a large mural will be installed under the direction of Good Day Art Studio in Lilburn. LWC Co-President Trish Biemiller feels that a library should always feel like a happy, safe place for children to engage their imagination. “As a retired Gwinnett County Media Specialist, there is nothing more endearing than seeing a child surrounded by a pile of books and lost in thought or entranced in a storytime activity,”...

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Free vaccines for rabies, distemper for Norcross-area dogs, cats offered at Best Friend Park

Free rabies vaccinations for pets of Norcross-area residents will be offered at a June 24 clinic sponsored by Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement, Planned PEThood, Animal Alliance of Georgia, Society of Humane Friends of Georgia,and Canine Pet Rescue. The vaccinations come in response to recent reports of rabid animals being found in the county. Rabies is a disease found in the wild, particularly among foxes, raccoons, skunks and bats. While supplies last, the clinic will provide rabies for dogs and cats, Distemper-Hepatitis-Parvovirus-Parainfluenza vaccine for dogs, and a vaccine for feline distemper (feline Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia). De-wormer medication...

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Commissioners Approve Renovation of Historic Freeman’s Mill

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, June 6, approved a contract to renovate the historic mill at Freeman’s Mill Park, offering folks accustomed to smart phones, tablets and other modern marvels a glimpse into the ingenuity of our forefathers. “Freeman’s Mill is a historic site that helped bring the tools of industry to Gwinnett,” said District 3 Commissioner Tommy Hunter. “While the mill is currently not open to the public, when it’s finished, this project will let visitors experience what life was like for a miller dealing in goods and services in a rural community. They’ll also...

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Gwinnett County Public Library to Participate in USDA Summer Lunch Program

Beginning this week, four Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL) branches will serve as site locations for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), also known as the Summer Meals Program. The program helps provide free nutritious meals to children in low‐income areas so they are better fueled with healthy food to learn and grow. This summer, meals will be served at the Buford, Lawrenceville, Norcross, and Snellville branches, Monday to Friday, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. There are no income requirements or registration and anyone age 18 or younger may come to eat. Childrens...

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National organization recognizes Gwinnett for promoting wellness after school

A national organization that promotes afterschool programs has recognized Gwinnett County and Live Healthy Gwinnett for addressing health and wellness issues for youth outside of school hours. The National AfterSchool Association selected Gwinnett County and Live Healthy Gwinnett among its 2017 Most Influential in Health & Wellness recipients. Each year, the NAA commends individuals and organizations whose service, action and leadership align with the NAA Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards and affect large numbers of youth, families or afterschool professionals. “The National AfterSchool Association believes that out-of-school time hours offer a great opportunity to impact the health of...

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Movies Under The Stars Summer Concert Series Mall of Georgia

Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for a free concert and movie every Saturday night. Each event begins at 6:30 pm with a live band performance, bounce houses, food and drink vendors and special retailer activities. The movie will begin at dusk at The Village Amphitheatre. 5/27   Movie: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, G   Band: Mike Veal Band 6/3     Movie: Pete’s Dragon, PG                  Band: Dean Taylor & The Better Days 6/10   Movie: Monster Trucks, PG                 Band: Line 6 6/17   Movie:...

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Gwinnett students dive into summer reading

Did you know that studies show that access to books over the summer prevents a drastic loss of reading skills for students? A recent partnership between two elementary schools in Lawrenceville and the Lawrenceville First Baptist Church is putting books in students’ hands for the summer. Students at Lawrenceville Elementary and Winn Holt Elementary schools will head into summer break this year with more than just fond memories of lessons learned and friendships made. Thanks to Lawrenceville First Baptist Church, each child at the two elementary schools will have the opportunity to take home books. On Monday, May 15,...

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C2 Education

There’’s nothing one-size-fits-all about C2 Education. We are mentors who customize our programs to each student’’s needs, and the skills we teach prepare them for outstanding achievements — not just in high school and college, but for the rest of their lives. Whether students need tutoring or test preparation, a little academic boost or a blast-off toward the college of their dreams, C2 helps them conquer their goals. Call...

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C.A.R.E. Pediatrics

Dr. Noelle Ruddock-Solomon, M.D., FAAP, is a very skilled and compassionate pediatrician providing the best care for patients at C.A.R.E. Pediatrics LLC, in Johns Creek and Duluth, GA. A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Ruddock-Solomon has extensive experience in treating a broad array of pediatric diseases and conditions. She is very knowledgeable in treating children throughout Gwinnett County for common conditions including Asthma, pediatric skin problems, and Well child checkups, as well as providing specialty pediatric care for gifted children. She also offers advanced services including Autism screening and management, Depression and nutritional counseling, and care...

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Brain Balance Center of Suwanee

Address: 780 Peachtree Industrial Blvd #400, Suwanee, GA 30024 Phone: 770-614-4790 At Brain Balance Center of Suwanee we understand the pain and frustration of watching your child struggle with learning or behavioral issues. Here, and at our centers around the country, we have helped thousands of kids overcome their challenges. Our groundbreaking program provides lasting results because we don’t simply work with a child’s strengths or compensate for a weakness, we tackle the root cause of the issue. Our unique Brain Balance Program® addresses the whole child by integrating sensory motor training and stimulation and academic activities with nutritional and...

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