5 Within 50 (-ish): Spectacular Waterfalls

5 Within 50 (-ish): Spectacular Waterfalls

Most state parks and historic sites have recognized the extreme comfort that comes from being in nature at this time and have remained open. A word of warning: check GAStateParks.org before you go. Governor Kemp’s Executive Order identifies outdoor activity as an...

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ROAD TRIP: SERENBE

ROAD TRIP: SERENBE

DISTANCE: 65 MILES, ONE-HOUR DRIVE THEY SAY THAT IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD, YOU SHOULD START IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD. Back when Rose was taking up all the space on that door and we were arguing over the merits of NSYNC versus the Backstreet Boys, Steve Nygren and...

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DAY TRIP: PONCE CITY MARKET

DAY TRIP: PONCE CITY MARKET

DISTANCE: 29.6 MILES Ahead of Its Time Before Ponce City Market, there was Sears, Roebuck & Co. Established in 1926, Sears brought opportunity and life into the city, boasting 30,000 visitors on opening day. In 1930, Sears launched a farmer’s market with over 100...

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5 WITHIN 50: SPRING BREAK

5 WITHIN 50: SPRING BREAK

Spring break is just around the corner, but not to worry—we’ve got you covered with a list of can’t-gowrong places to go and things to see that everyone in the family will love! TELLUS SCIENCE MUSEUM 100 TELLUS DRIVE | CARTERSVILLE The kiddos will totally forget that...

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NEVER HAVE I EVER… BEEN TO A PSYCHIC

NEVER HAVE I EVER… BEEN TO A PSYCHIC

BY: KARLA SCARZAFAVA Old stuff has always been a part of my life. My parents, as children of the Great Depression, saved everything in case they should need it in the future—my mother in particular. I’ve always wanted to visit a psychic, but (until now) I never have....

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GWINNETT PUBLIC LIBRARY HAS THE “WRITE” STUFF

It was Ernest Hemingway who said, “There is no friend as loyal as a book,” and there is no place with greater loyalty than the Gwinnett County Public Library! Throughout 2019, approximately 6,000 people were in attendance for the library’s Author/Distinguished Speaker...

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HIDDEN GWINNETT: ATLANTA KILTS

Asked the lass of your dreams to marry you? Getting geared up for senior prom? Just want to air out your undercarriage sometimes? It’s time to pay a visit to our mates at Atlanta Kilts for some truly unique festive wear that only the bold can pull off. Founded in 2006...

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LISA’S LIST: WILE AWAY THE WINTER BLUES

As winter 2020 rolls around, it’s natural to want to hunker down, TV remote control in hand. But even when it’s cold, there’s a slew of free (or almost free!) activities to keep you busy in January and February. With a little pre-planning, exploring Gwinnett (and...

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ROAD TRIP: BEECH MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA

DISTANCE: 250 MILES, FIVE-HOUR DRIVE SNOW MUCH FUN! With an average snowfall of 84 inches creating a winter wonderland for skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing and sledding, Beech Mountain is quite literally North Carolina’s coolest town! Located in the Blue...

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5 WITHIN 50: CAMPING SPOTS

You know that super cute “Adventure is calling and I must go” t-shirt you bought on Etsy? You should probably do something to make it a little less ironic. CLOUDLAND CANYON 122 CLOUDLAND CANYON PARK ROAD | RISING FAWN Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain,...

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PHOTOSTOPS: STRIKE A POSE WITH PUBLIC ART

Tag, you’re it! This issue, we’re challenging you, the reader, to go out and enjoy some of the AMAZING art in Gwinnett. Located in different cities all around the county, from Suwanee to Duluth and even Buford, there is bound to be a sculpture, painting or...

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NEVER HAVE I EVER… GONE ANTIQUING

BY: KARLA SCARZAFAVA Old stuff has always been a part of my life. My parents, as children of the Great Depression, saved everything in case they should need it in the future—my mother in particular. From 1940s plastic parrots to the empty tin of Chase and Sanborn...

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DADDY-DAUGHTER DATE NIGHT IN DULUTH

“A father’s job is not to teach his daughter how to be a lady. It’s to teach her how a lady should be treated.” – unknown During the month of love, what better way to show the little lady in your life how she should be treated than by taking her on a daddy-daughter...

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