Thursday, May 23, 2013
Here's our guide to this weekend's best bets in Johns Creek and beyond. Click on links for details.
Johns Creek 'Froggie Went A' Courtin' at Dancing Goat Theatre Academy of the Arts' Beginner Ballroom Dance Class Garage Sales Alpharetta Chill Restaurant & Lounge Grand Opening The Breeze Kings Perform at Matilda's Gallery 35 Presents "Alpharetta Art In The Park " The New Jubilations: A Community Choir for Seniors Roswell The Second City Ben's Brands for Less Grand Opening Night Hike Guided River Canoe Trips Football Player to Speak Roswell Remembers Memorial Day Celebration Duluth Eddie Owen Presents: Bobby Yang and his Unrivaled Players New Dawn Theater Moving Sale Suwanee Garage Sale Buford Flower Moon Night Hike World Turtle Day Cumming Live Music at 'Cue Barbecue Bingo Tuesday's & Saturday's Gainesville Two-Family Garage Sale Exhibit…
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Here are today's top Patch headlines from around the metro area.
3 Indicted in International Sex Trafficking Ring - Norcross Patch Three men from Mexico have been formally charged in an international sex trafficking ring that took place in Norcross and Atlanta. For more on this story, visit Norcross Patch. UPDATE: Alleged Handgun-Wielding Suspect Arrested; House Cleared - Canton-Sixes Patch The Canton Police Department and Cherokee Sheriff's office have conducted a sweep and cleared the house in the Hillcrest subdivision once thought to contain a man fleeing from police. For more on this story, visit Canton-Sixes Patch. Three Chef-Driven Restaurants Coming to Atlantic Station - Midtown Patch Atlantic Station recently announced the coming addition of three local, chef-driven eateries. The eateries are to…
State average is 67.44 percent
About 71 percent of Fulton County high school students graduated within four years in 2012, according to new figures the Georiga Department of Education released this week. See how individual Johns Creek schools fared here or in the accompanying PDF.
The department raised approximately $20,000 for Special Olympics of Georgia.
The 5th annual Johns Creek Police Special Olympics Golf Tournament on May 6 raised about $20,000 for Special Olympics of Georgia (SOGA), making the Johns Creek Police Department the most successful law enforcement fundraiser for the non-profit for the fourth year in a row, according to the city. "This was a great effort by our officers for a great cause," said Major John Clifton, who spearheaded JCPD’s contribution. "It shows they have a heart for the community and for those with intellectual disabilities. The same goes for our corporate sponsors, who stepped up and helped us help the SOG’s intellectually challenged athletes, which is what it’s really about." The tournament held on the Tom Fazio-designed course at St. Ives Country Club in …
Some helpful links with information for how to pitch in as Oklahomans try to pick up the pieces from Monday's massive tornado.
The devastating tornado that rocked Oklahoma on Monday leaves many wondering how to help — even from hundreds and hundreds of miles away in metro Atlanta. Patch is about helping your neighbors, and after the devastation near Oklahoma City where a giant tornado claimed the lives of at least 24 people, including at least eight children, Oklahoma is our neighbor. In addition to hoping the best for the survivors and rescue workers still trying to make sense of the devastation today, here are some links where you can donate your time or money to help the recovery efforts. Give: Share: Do you have any experience with a tornado or other natural disaster? What do people need most after going through something like this? Share your tips with us by …
Commencement ceremonies start Thursday night for North Fulton's Class of 2013.
The time is upon us! Below are the Fulton County school system's graduation dates, times and locations for high schools in Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Milton and Roswell. See also: Alpharetta May 23 7:30 p.m. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Cambridge May 24 7:30 p.m. Cambridge High School Gymnasium Centennial May 23 7:30 p.m. Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church Chattahoochee May 25 4 p.m. Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church Johns Creek May 23 7 p.m. North Point Community Church Milton May 23 8 p.m. Milton High School Stadium Northview May 23 8 p.m. Northview High School Stadium Roswell May 23 7:30 p.m. Roswell High School Stadium
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Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead - say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try …
Parents and students in Johns Creek are invited to share with the community senior class pictures, and high school or college graduation photos in the gallery below.
Post pictures by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button. Don't forget to include well wishes or special memories in the caption or comments section! See also: Check Out the Graduation Schedule in Johns Creek
The money will be used to buy iPads and fund scholarships.
The Johns Creek Foundation Board of Directors recently presented grant awards to both the Johns Creek Arts Center and the Northview High School PTSA. The Johns Creek Arts Center, a 501c3 community arts organization, was founded with the purpose of bringing arts to a culturally lacking area of north Fulton County and since 1996 the center has provided a wide selection of art and theatre classes, camps, workshops, and outreach programs. The JCF grant will be used to help expand the center’s outreach efforts to include a greater number of children from underserved populations by subsidizing the shadow program and funding scholarships for the Summer Art Camp. Northview High School, specifically the Language Arts Department, integrated iPad …