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It’s that time of year again, when kids across Metro Atlanta fill their backpacks, climb onto the school bus, and watch Mom and Dad dance a happy jig as they wave goodbye. The long summer vacation season has drawn to a close and families are settling in for the school year. Maybe the last thing on their minds is packing up and moving.

What happens to real estate sales when school starts?

In the short term, sales slow. There are fewer homes on the market already, since Spring is traditionally the hottest time to list, and there are fewer buyers looking because people are focused on settling into the new school-time routine. This lull, though, is quite short-lived. Sales typically see an uptick just after the Labor Day weekend – the unofficial

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It’s almost that time again! Students across Metro Atlanta are gearing up for the first day of school. One local school starts in just two days!

Did you just move to the area? It can be hard to know where to look for back-to-school resources and schedules. Not to worry! We’ve got you covered with links to many local school systems in the Northeast Metro Atlanta region. Double check 2019-2020 calendars, school supply lists, dress codes, and while you’re there – the football schedules. It is, after all, almost time for fall sports!

Gwinnett County Schools: School starts Monday, August 5th.

Buford City Schools: School starts Wednesday, August 7th.

Barrow County Schools: School starts Friday, August 2nd.

Hall County Schools: School starts

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Thursday, July 4th is Independence Day, a day for barbecue, family gatherings, and uniquely American celebrations. Not sure where or when your town is celebrating? We’ve got the local round-up of fireworks and festivals this week, from big towns to small:

Celebrate Braselton 4th of July Festival, Parade, & Fireworks – Thursday, July 4th starting at 5pm

This Thursday in Braselton, come out for the annual parade at 5pm and stay for the festival and fireworks that follow. There will be food vendors, live music, and fun for the whole family!

17th Annual Star Spangled Fourth at the Mall of Georgia – Thursday, July 4th starting at 3pm

Enjoy patriotic live music, food vendors, carnival games, bounce houses, fireworks, and a

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Tomorrow, May 27th, is Memorial Day, a federal holiday to remember fallen military service members. It’s an inherently somber occasion, and it can be hard to strike the right note of respect toward heroes who died while protecting our country and their loved ones left behind, while eating barbecue at a pool party. Enjoy your family gatherings – every American soldier wants you to celebrate with friends and family this weekend. But please consider taking a moment to appreciate and pay homage to the ultimate sacrifice so many have made to protect our freedoms.

National Moment of Silence

Americans across the globe will stop at 3pm (local time) on Monday, May 27th to observe a national moment of silence to remember soldiers killed in war. All of us

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Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12, and brunch is a tradition you don’t want to miss. From spicy chicken salad to cheesy eggs and biscuits, there is a menu for every mom. Restaurants across the area are hosting special brunch events with elevated menus created with Mom in mind. You’ll find bottomless mimosas, omelet stations, and chocolate fountains galore. Reservations are required at some. Here are 10 of our favorites with links to cut down your search time:

               McCray’s Tavern on the Square – Lawrenceville

               Muss & Turner’s - Smyrna

               The Shed at Glenwood – Atlanta

               TWO Urban Licks – Atlanta

               Cotton Calf Kitchen – Braselton

               The Standard Club – Johns

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Churches, businesses and communities across the area have tons of events planned in Gwinnett this weekend. Here are just a few of our favorite family events to get the Easter celebrations started:

Grayson Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza – This will be a morning full of fun for kids of all ages! It happens at 10am on April 20th. Egg hunts will be divided by age and staggered to let the most kids participate. For more details, check out the event on Facebook.

Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt – Rossie Brundage Park will host a wheelchair-accessible and sensory-friendly event on Saturday, April 20. Great for kids with special needs, bring a basket for egg hunting and be ready for fun! An RSVP is required for this egg-stra special event. Find all the

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Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and it’s time to get outside and enjoy the spring weather in Gwinnett County. We found a few fun events happening close to home this weekend to round out your Spring Break 2019.

Farm Adventure Day

Alegre Farm in Dacula is celebrating spring with its Farm Adventure Day on Friday, April 5th starting at 10am. Take guided tours of fun, educational stations, enjoy the petting zoo, feed the animals, and groom the pony. You can even milk a goat! Learn about conservation and take a tractor ride around the 15-acre farm. Pony rides are just $5. Bring your own lunch and be ready for a day of fun on the farm, located at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula.

Gwinnett Stripers Baseball

Support your local minor league team at

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The busy holiday season is almost upon us, and we’ve got your local holiday parade guide to keep you in the know. Small towns across North Metro Atlanta will be celebrating the season with parades and festivals. Here are just a few of our favorites close to home:

Gwinnett Historic Courthouse Lighting of the Tree & Parade – Come to downtown Lawrenceville at the Historic Courthouse on Thanksgiving Night – Thursday, November 22 – for the annual tree lighting and Santa’s parade. There will be performances, food vendors, holiday shopping, and photos with Santa. It all starts at 5:30 pm. For more information, go to or call 770-822-5450.

Braselton Annual Parade and Traditional Lighting of the Tree – Visit historic

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With temperatures near 100°F almost every day for the last week, it’s good to know the best places in your neighborhood to cool off. A bonus: these are all low-cost or FREE!

Lake Lanier Parks

Maybe the best way to cool off is to take a dip in Lake Lanier’s refreshing waters. With over 50 corps, state, county, and city parks along its 680-mile shoreline, there is a place on Lake Lanier for everyone. Our favorite in Gwinnett is Buford Dam Park, where car admission is just $4 at the gate or $1 for pedestrians. This park has a beach with a designated swim area, picnic tables, volleyball and basketball courts, playgrounds, and covered pavilions. All you need is a beach towel and a cold beverage. For a complete listing of other Lake Lanier Public

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Looking for some fresh food to liven up your summer meals? There’s nothing like farm-to-table cooking, and the best place to start is your local Farmer’s Market. Check out some of our favorites in Gwinnett, Barrow, and Jackson counties, running all summer to keep your pantry stocked. Don’t forget to check the weather, though, since most are held outdoors. For more detailed information on each market, please check the links provided. Happy Shopping!

Suwanee Farmers Market

The Summer Farmers Market in Suwanee is held in Town Center Park Saturdays from May 12 to October 6, 8am until noon. Find local honey, produce, baked goods and so much more.

Braselton Farmers Market

Meet local farmers and business owners at the Braselton Farmers Market, held

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