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Belk santafest to spread holiday cheer

Belk santafest to spread holiday cheer

ATLANTA -- Belk department stores will host their first-ever santafest holiday celebration on Saturday, Dec. 1.

All santafests will be held from noon to 3 p.m.

Highlights include crafts, family-friend activities, Christmas treats and, of course, the chance to meet Santa Claus. Participants can enter a drawing to win a $50 kids wardrobe; three winners will be chosen from each Belk store.

Visit belk.com for more information and to find your nearest store.

2013-14 school calendar to be approved Nov. 15

2013-14 school calendar to be approved Nov. 15

CUMMING, Ga. -- Nearly 500 Forsyth County residents gave their feedback on proposed calendar changes for the 2013-14 school year.

Now, the Board of Education plans to take the suggestions into consideration when it decides on the final calendar at its Nov. 15 meeting.

Check out a draft of the proposed calendar

A summary of some of the changes includes:

  • First day of school: Thursday, Aug. 8
  • Last day of school: Friday, May 23
  • 2 early release days: Professional Development Days
  • 3 early release days: Parent-teacher conferences
  • 1 week break: Thanksgiving
  • 11-day break: Winter
  • First week of April: Spring Break

Cumming Fair 2012

Cumming Fair 2012

The Cumming Fair has finally arrived!

The fair offers every {rickety} ride, carnival food, and petting zoo you come to expect from a great fair!
Learn more about the rides (and ticket prices), local entertainment, Heritage Village, ground acts & concerts on the Cumming Fair Website.

Here’s the final run down for you.

2012 Cumming Fair:

Dates: October 4 – 14, 2012


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Weekend Wrap-Up: Things to do in Forsyth County this weekend

Weekend Wrap-Up: Things to do in Forsyth County this weekend

Lots of things to do in Cumming & Forsyth County this weekend.  And to that we add the arrival of the Cumming Fair & Festival!

We wanted to highlight a few things that are either free or really inexpensive for you & your family to enjoy this weekend.

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Path2College scholarship coloring contest ends Sept. 30

Path2College scholarship coloring contest ends Sept. 30

ATLANTA -- Georgia children in Pre-K through 5th grade can now color their way to a college scholarship from the Path2College 529 Plan.

In honor of College Savings Month, the statewide college savings program is hosting a coloring contest with a $1,529 scholarship at stake.

To win the money, children must color a picture of Hootie the Wise Old Owl and complete a sentence: When I graduate, I'm going to be a ________.

Download the picture of Hootie here.

Entries must be postmarked by Sept. 30 and must be received no later than Oct. 5. More information about the contest can be found at path2college529.com.

A winner will be randomly chosen in mid-October.

FREE Event: Play at the Park in Forsyth County

FREE Event:  Play at the Park in Forsyth County

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Make sure “Play at the Park” is on your calendar for this Sunday!

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department will host their annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival on Sunday, September 23, from noon to 5 p.m. at Fowler Park.

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College students love Twitter, Facebook and . . . Cram Stoppers?

College students love Twitter, Facebook and . . . Cram Stoppers?

ATLANTA -- Football season is almost here, which means that colleges are getting ready to open their doors and start their fall semester.  School supplies and dorm shopping are done, and many parents have just experienced dropping off their teenager at college for the first time.  Letting go, and coming home to a house that is just a little too quiet can be unsettling.   Parents wonder how their teens will survive without them to do their laundry, cook homemade meals, and wake them up for school in the morning.  But, survive they will, and fortunately there are many things available for teens that will help them be more prepared as they face living on their own at college for the first time.