Findley Oaks gets fall spruce-up
Gone are the weeds and grass. What remains are well mulched and tidy garden beds for the Kids Garden at Findley Oaks Elementary School.
A cloud of volunteers armed with rakes, hoes, wheelbarrows and shovels descended Saturday, Sept. 7 at 9 a.m. to wake up Findley’s dormant Kids Garden from a summer of indolent sleep.
Fall Festival big hit with residents
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – A bright, sunshiny day last Saturday brought out thousands of visitors for the fith annual Johns Creek Fall Festival at Newtown Park.
It was simply a perfect day to be in the park, even if you did have to cruise a while waiting for someone to leave to grab a parking spot.
Children had plenty to do with carnival games, arts and crafts, live music, a giant slide and a huge Tiki rock climb. There was lots of food including free hotdogs and it was the final farmers market until next year.
For the city, it was great turnout with lots of family fun. It was also a great preview of more fun to come with the Johns Creek Arts Festival Oct. 19-20 and Founders Day Dec. 7.
Skate Park at Fowler
CUMMING, Ga. – Fowler Park’s 23,000-square-foot skate park continues to draw enthusiasts.
For Mark Cushman, who had skated when he was younger, it was a great opportunity to hang out with two sons, Samuel, 10, and Benjamin, 7.
“The lights are really good,” Cushman said. “You can stay until dark.”
The county’s skate park was designed by renowned architect Wally Hollyday, of California, who in 2008 met with about 40 county skaters to help craft the final design for the park.
In addition to skaters, stunt scooters and BMX bikers share the numerous ramps.
Park Place has birthday party
A little rain did little to dampen spirits Aug. 17 of the more than 100 folks at the second anniversary party at Park Place.
Live music, hotdogs and hamburgers and good company made for a lively Saturday night. Park Place is the city’s active adult center at Newtown Park. It offers activities that are open to all county residents, but Johns Creek citizens get first priority.
Old Soldier's Day Parade 2013
The 61st Old Soldier's Day Parade was held in Alpharetta Aug. 3 on main street, and ending at the American Legion Post 201.
Summer Break Craft Beer Festival and Alpharetta 5k
The Alpharetta 5k Road Race was back this year, June 22. The inaugural craft beer festival drew thousands of participants thirsty to try microbrews from all over the country, catered food from Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub and enjoy live entertainment.
Tea Party Rally held on Tax Day
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — On April 15, about three dozen people, many belonging to the Forsyth County Tea Party held a protest at the Forsyth County Courthouse in downtown Cumming.
Speakers included Rep. Geoff Duncan, Congressman Paul Broun and Jennifer Deaton and touched on issues such as Fair Tax, overspending by government and the need for economic growth and jobs.
Many in attendance held handmade signs that read: “Cut Taxes Not Deals,” “More Taxes = Less Jobs” and “Born Free Taxed 2 Death.”
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