Thursday, May 23, 2013
Gwinnett County Public Library wants to highlight local artists inside its facilities.
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Local artists are wanted for special displays inside Gwinnett County libraries. Regarding Suwanee, the North Gwinnett Arts Association has been "personally contacted" about boosting the presence of artists in the area, according to its website. All Gwinnett County libraries are part of the initiative to highlight local artists. Those interested may contact their local library for more details.
Heading into Memorial Day weekend, you can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price. Pro tip: Gas up early this week to save money.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of Suwanee, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. --- Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. In past years, prices have declined heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to meet expected summer driving demand. This year, though, Midwest refineries haven't …
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Showing in Suwanee, it's the latest installment in what has become one of biggest film franchises of all time. Here are some online reviews.
"Fast & Furious 6" is showing at The Movie Tavern in Suwanee. For show times, click here. -- "Fast & Furious 6" is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action and mayhem throughout, some sexuality and language. The movie runs 130 minutes.
County officials have some tips for "safe swimming."
Another prime summer activity -- swimming -- will be available to Gwinnett residents beginning this weekend. County officials have announced that Gwinnett public pools will open on Saturday, May 25. The county has several pools that are located around the area. Of course, there also are private pools, as well as swimming areas at Lake Lanier. So the county website has some tips for safe swimming, courtesy of Gwinnett Fire. To find a Gwinnett pool near you, click here. Don’t miss any Suwanee news. Subscribe to Suwanee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Trash pickups are not affected.
Suwanee City Hall, as well as all Gwinnett county offices, except those necessary for the comfort and safety of Gwinnett County citizens, will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Trash and recycling pickup will not be affected. Haulers will follow their normal schedules and hauler call centers will be open. Visit www.sustainablegwinnett.com to locate hauler contact information. The Gwinnett County Solid Waste and Recycling Call Center will be closed. City and County offices will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, May 28.
A jury is charged with deciding whether the convicted murderer should get the death penalty for murdering her one-time boyfriend.
For several weeks, television viewers have been focused on the trial of Jodi Arias, now convicted of murdering her one-time boyfriend, Travis Alexander. The penalty phase is under way and the jury is to decide whether she gets life in prison or death for the violent crime of which she has been convicted. Initially, the NY Daily Mail reported that Arias had claimed in a television interview that she wanted to die rather than spend the rest of her life in jail. According to a story in Fox News, much as she did throughout the case, Arias has again changed her story. She reportedly now says asking for the death penalty is like asking for assisted suicide, and she wants to spare her family the pain. She is now asking the jury to spare her life…
Suwanee Restaurant Inspections again checks on the health inspection of a local eatery.
In a recent inspection by the Gwinnett Health Department, Yuka Roll and Pho in Suwanee had its permit suspended, and was told to undergo a compliance hearing. In an inspection on May 21, the restaurant at 1197 Old Peachtree Road scored a "45/U" after several violations were noted. It is the second "U" score for the restaurant since March. The compliance hearing was set for Wednesday in Lawrenceville. Among the violations noted in the inspection were: Multiple foods listed on the menus state "crab, crabmeat", but imitation crabmeat is used instead. Facility does not use crabmeat. Food shall be offered for human consumption in a way that does not mislead or misinform the consumer. New menu template had previously been approved, but new menus…
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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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 Suwanee 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 …