Gwinnett’s First-Ever Arts & Cultural Grant Fund

Gwinnett’s First-Ever Arts & Cultural Grant Fund

As 2022 rolls into spring, it is time for us to roll out year three of the Gwinnett Creativity Fund, Gwinnett’s first-ever arts and cultural grant fund! Created in early 2020, our first grant cycle was a challenge, but ultimately a success in terms of supporting arts...

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Road Trip: Congaree, National Park

Road Trip: Congaree, National Park

Sure, we all have Yosemite, Zion, Joshua Tree and The Grand Canyon on our bucket lists, but what about something a little more under the radar of US national parks? Something like Congaree National Park, one of the least visited national parks in the country? Don’t...

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Lisa’s List: Destination Experiences

Lisa’s List: Destination Experiences

These days everyone is looking for a unique, Instagram-worthy getaway. If you’re looking off the beaten path for your next overnight destination, you may be surprised to find options not far from home. Thanks to Airbnb and VRBO it’s not as far-fetched as you may...

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Road Trip: Providence Canyon State Park

Road Trip: Providence Canyon State Park

Sit down, kids. Let me tell you a little story about the time man negatively intervened with nature and inadvertently tried to further destroy the planet – but it actually turned out kinda okay. Located in southwest Georgia, in the city of Lumpkin, Providence Canyon...

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5  Within 50: Pace Yourself

5 Within 50: Pace Yourself

While the metro-Atlanta area that we Gwinnetians call home isn’t exactly known for it’s high mountain peaks and thundering waterfalls, you’d be surprised at the natural wonders that exist no more than 50 miles outside of Gwinnett. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t...

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Lisa’s List: Lights, Camera, Action!

Lisa’s List: Lights, Camera, Action!

Gwinnett’s Thriving 2021 Film/TV Industry Wraps Up a Busy 2021 As we barrel our way into 2022, it’s hard to believe that immediately post-pandemic, Georgia’s film industry recorded their busiest year ever. 2021 was a blockbuster year in Georgia, setting a record with...

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Mental Health Breaks

Mental Health Breaks

We’ve all been there. Your boss drops a project on your desk that was due yesterday. Neither you nor your son understand how to divide fractions. You spent an hour online and on the phone with customer service trying to get a digital coupon to work, only to have the...

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Road Trip: Hot Springs, North Carolina

Road Trip: Hot Springs, North Carolina

Predominantly seen through the eyes of Appalachian Trail backpackers and its few residents, Hot Springs, North Carolina is worth checking out for yourself. With a year-round population of just 563, it’s the definition of a hidden gem. Hidden in a valley between two...

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5  within 50: Old School Activities

5 within 50: Old School Activities

Bring Back Memories and Burn Calories If you are tired of your normal fitness routine and are looking for something that will put you back in the school yard’s social scene, we’ve got your 5 different ways to work out!  For anyone born before 1990, these calorie...

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Day Trip: Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds

Day Trip: Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds

My mother- and father-in-law gifted my husband and me with the perfect Christmas present last year: a day of clay shooting at Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds in Greensboro, Georgia. It was the perfect gift in multiple ways; one, because we love to shoot, and two, because...

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Good in Gwinnett

Good in Gwinnett

What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more? During 2020, we all found out just how remote we could actually be. People worked digitally, kids learned virtually, just about everyone learned some obscure...

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Gwinnett Creativity Fund

Gwinnett Creativity Fund

It’s difficult to believe that the end of the chaotic, unpredictable 2021 is right around the corner. While this year may not have been the shining light at the end of the tunnel known as COVID, there were bright lights that permeated through our arts, tourism and...

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Never Have I Ever…Stayed in a Tree House

Never Have I Ever…Stayed in a Tree House

When you marry a very handy outdoorsman who has everything, you are unknowingly signing up for a life of difficult gift-giving. With my husband’s birthday quickly approaching and absolutely no idea what to get him, I started to brainstorm some ideas about experiences...

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