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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Roadtrip: Nashville, Tennessee

Roadtrip: Nashville, Tennessee

Although most travel destinations are in their off-season, music city never sleeps. In fact, one of the busiest times in Nashville is the holiday season, thanks to cozy accommodations, mild temperatures and the heart of southern hospitality that runs deep throughout...

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Small Business Art From the Heart: Citizen Exchange

Small Business Art From the Heart: Citizen Exchange

A former world traveler and executive for a Global Mission agency, Amy Valdez Barker suddenly found herself unemployed and short on hope amidst the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Amy had always been inspired by art and found it to be therapeutic, comforting and inspiring. ...

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We Dig: Local Artists

We Dig: Local Artists

From musicians and glass blowers to woodworkers and nail artists, we certainly have no shortage of talented Gwinnettians. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite local artists and convinced them to share all the details about their work, motivation and how you can snag...

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Gwinnett in Deco

Gwinnett in Deco

Art Deco — a name that commands. A style that calls to mind towering buildings and endless cityscapes. The chiseled lines and symmetrical shapes invoke feelings of pride, wealth and prestige from a world lost to time. In the United States, no architectural style...

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Day Trip: Midtown Atlanta

Day Trip: Midtown Atlanta

Atlanta is a premier hub for arts and culture in Georgia, with music, art, entertainment and food around every corner. There’s always something new and exciting to catch your eye, and one of the best examples of this sense of wonder comes from the district of Midtown,...

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Let’s Gogh…to an Immersive Experience

Let’s Gogh…to an Immersive Experience

Have you ever heard the rumors of a famous artist who cut off his ear? Well, that artist, a painter named Vincent Van Gogh, indeed cut off a piece of his ear in a fit of rage. Despite his notoriety for being a little mad, he created many beautiful works that have been...

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