Friday, May 24, 2013
Following several recent disasters, some natural and some not, Americans have been called on a lot more to help communities closer to home recently.
Americans are known throughout the world for many things, some good and others maybe not so. But one thing that has never been in question is the fact that by nature Americans are global philanthropists. When there is a call to action anywhere in the world, Americans are there. But of late some people have been questioning whether it is worth it, especially when it does not always appear to be appreciated. According to a recent article in the Huffington Post, some people considered “world-class philanthropists” are now turning those attentions closer to home. An example given was Lynda and Stewart Resnick, of California, who found that when they were looking to offer assistance that was more than just writing a check, they didn’t have to …
What would it be?
Plenty of things remind of us of home - the town center, Historic Old Town, Harvest Farm, the Suwanee Creek Greenway. But if you were to choose one image that captures the spirit of Suwanee, what would it be? Share your favorite Suwanee image here. (It's going to be used for something really cool -- but shhh! It's a surprise.)
Thursday, May 23, 2013
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.
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…
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t think so. What do you think?
There has been many a report of college grads taking menial jobs during the recent economic downturn. Yet others have moved back in with parents, unable to support themselves or pay off college loans. According to a story in The Daily Mail, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, famous for his nanny tactics with constituents by making laws restricting what he considers bad habits, is now suggesting that not everybody go to college. But does he have a point? The Daily Mail reported that Bloomberg, speaking on his weekly radio show on May 17, suggested that students who aren’t necessarily top of their class should rather go to trade school than take on an expensive college degree. His example, the Daily Mail reports, is the career of a plumber. "…
This interactive map can help with your commute. Tell everyone what to look for, and how you save on gas prices.
Wednesday, May 22
Updated March 9, 2013. The mission of Suwanee Patch is to report on the community -- and that means traffic, too. Thus we have a traffic map, with help from Mapquest. This is customized for the 30024 ZIP code. And clicking on the "larger map" feature at the bottom also brings up the larger Mapquest version for you to get directions, etc. Also, this link will help you find the lowest reported gas prices in Suwanee. And we want to know: What streets are the best? How do you deal with backups? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Take a look what had Patch readers talking last week and add your thoughts to the mix.
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Although last week was a tough one for the Obama administration, the president's popularity doesn’t seem to have been affected.
After scandals plagued the White House last week, this week began with yet another one. However, according to the Huffington Post, President Barack Obama appears to have weathered the storms relatively unscathed – at least according to a recent poll. The Huffington Post reported that the poll, from CNN and ORC International, found that 53 percent of Americans approve of the job the president is doing while 45 percent disapprove. This is the same as he was doing in the polls before the scandals hit. This recent poll was taken on May 17 and 18, and has a 3 percent margin of error, the Huffington Post reports. The scandals began when the White House faced continued scrutiny on Benghazi then expanded to news of the IRS unfairly targeting …
Monday, May 20, 2013
The federal government is proposing a drop to a .05 percent blood-alcohol level.
The National Transportation Safety Board wants to reduce deaths caused by drunken drivers, and one of its ideas is to change how states measure drunkenness. The board has proposed reducing the blood-alochol limit to .05 percent, down from the .08 percent states enforce now, according to Fox News. That limit could mean one drink for a lot of women, and two drinks for a lot of men. "Our goal is to get to zero deaths because each alcohol-impaired death is preventable," NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman said in the Fox story. Among those who oppose the idea: Groups that sell alcohol. "Moving from 0.08 to 0.05 would criminalize perfectly responsible behavior," American Beverage Institute Managing Director Sarah Longwell said in a statement quoted …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Do you have a community event coming up? Post it to Suwanee Patch in seconds.
Welcome to Patch 101, our primer to help users learn how to get the most out of Suwanee Patch. Unlike many news websites, Patch invites its readers to contribute in more ways than just commenting. Were you at the scene of one of our reports? Add some pictures to our story. Want to talk about something that's not in the news? Start a blog. We can even help you find your lost pet. One of the questions we hear most is a request to add an event to our calendar. But you don’t need to wait for us—you can do it yourself in seconds. Here’s how: 1. Make sure you’re signed in under your Patch account. 2. Click on the Suwanee Patch Event Calendar and click on “add an event” 3. Fill out the fields, including the title, date, times, description and …