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Cumming July 4th Festivities Cumming Fairgrounds July 3, 6pm-11pm Free admission and parking! Come celebrate Independence Day with us and your friends and family. We will have food vendors, children’s activities, music and fireworks! Dance contest starts at 8:30pm and fireworks begin at 9:30pm, bring the family and enjoy all the fun! For more information, [...]

Chips Tips: People love their Pets

They’re great companions, lots of fun, and can be good for our health! By Chip Wade WebMD says a life loving pets can lead to a healthier heart, soothe your stress, lighten your mood – and can even boost a baby’s immune system. Many of the families I’ve worked with over the years have at least [...]

9 Kid-Friendly Things to do at Biltmore Estate

By Sarah Jihnson   Most people think of Biltmore as a romantic retreat, which it is, but did you know it's also an ideal spot for a weekend getaway with the kids? Biltmore Estate is less than 200 miles from Forsyth County and is packed with activities for the entire family. Splash in the pool [...]

Play Under Patriotism

Have some all-American fun in Forsyth County throughout July with these patriotic summer ideas. By Sarah Johnson   Sweet Land of Liberty On the Fourth of July, get your sugar fix at Dutch Monkey Doughnuts and stay for the 8th Annual Independence Day Doughnut Eating Competition. The event is free, but funds col-lected at the [...]

When is the right time to consider Cataract Surgery?

By Dr. Samir Vira, Milan Eye Center As you get older, your natural lens in the eye can turn into a cloudy cataract. This process slowly worsens as you ..age. During the early stages, cataracts may not impact your vision or have only a minimal effect on the quality of your vision, but as they become denser, you may notice a [...]

Tips for Summer Travel with Your Pet (Family Features)

The warm summer months call for some fun traveling with loved ones, however, trips can be less fun if four-legged family members aren’t able to come along. Pet parents already know not to leave pets in the car on a hot day, but there are other factors to consider when your pets are tagging along [...]


The most PIN-TERESTING place you will ever see. We hope you have your Pinterest boards ready! Pinspiration® has arrived in Cumming and is the world’s first DIY Pinterest-inspired makerspace. The muse and owner of Pin-spiration; Brooke Roe, developed the art studio and wine bar as a solution to a real-life problem after spending countless hours on [...]

Swimming in the Deep

A Cumming Family’s fight against childhood cancer. By Lucy Crosswell Mary Ellen Warta is no stranger to notoriety and accolades. A championship swimmer and former American Record holder in the 100- and 200-yard breastroke, she still blankets the Georgia Swimming record books under her maiden name Blanchard. Her swimming success started at Dynamo, and by [...]

The Dog I Always Wanted

"I hope your pet is the kind of pet Riley was." By Reverend Jordan Thrasher Our pets have the potential to teach us a tremendous amount about the world, and to look at it from new perspectives. I had pets growing up, but they were always a little quirky. Then, for our first Christmas my [...]

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Shop Small Shop Local June 17, 11am-2pm Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Shop Located inside The Warehouse on Post Road Shop with small local businesses on June 17th. There will be clothes, jewelry, make up, hand made arts and crafts and pet accessories. For more information contact Tricia Meeker at 770-256-9467   6th Annual [...]