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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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Memorial Day is Monday, May 28th, when we gather with family and friends to remember soldiers who died while protecting our country.  The official federal holiday was originally called “Decoration Day,” a day of remembrance enacted immediately following the Civil War.  In 1968, Congress established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May, and now it is a three-day weekend that marks the unofficial start of the summer season. 

Parades celebrating armed service members take place every year on Memorial Day in Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C., as well as in small towns across the country.  For local parades and events on Memorial Day in and near Metro Atlanta, visit Several local communities

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Not up for a flight to a sunny beach or a long car drive to visit relatives? This Spring Break, try these “stay-cations” instead and discover all the fun close to home:

City Pass Atlanta

Visit FIVE of Atlanta’s top attractions, all of them hand-picked and packaged together to give you maximum savings.  For just $76 for adult tickets and $61 for children, your family can visit the Georgia Aquarium, tour the World of Coca-Cola, take studio tours at CNN, visit Zoo Atlanta or the Center for Civil and Human Rights, and also choose between the Fernbank Museum of Natural History or the College Football Hall of Fame. This is a ton of Atlanta adventure for a tiny price tag!  Each of these attractions makes a great day trip, but the savings you’ll get

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Easter is this Sunday, April 1, 2018.   Still looking for fun ways to spend your weekend? We’ve got you covered with everything from photos with the Easter Bunny to egg hunts and gourmet brunch.

Bring the whole family for the 9thS Annual  Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop, presented by Superior Plumbing and C&S Paving, Inc. More than 90,000 eggs and candies will be helicopter-dropped at the football fields at Sprayberry High School (2525 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta, GA 30066), with age-appropriate egg hunts at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 1:45 pm, and 3:30 pm.  This fun event opens at 10 am and runs until 5 pm on Saturday, March 31.  

Hop over to the Fernbank Museum for Little Critters Day, where families can welcome spring by visiting with baby animals in

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