Monday, March 18, 2013
The screening tour returns on Monday at the Movie Tavern.
The latest independent film to show in the screening series in Suwanee features a couple of actors familiar to mainstream flicks fans. Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis and Haley Joel Osment star in "The Misadventures of the Dunderheads," which will show Monday (March 18) at the Movie Tavern. According to a city news release, "Dunderheads" follows an eccentric Montana family -- an illiterate grandmother, a 17-year-old who accidently kills his best friend, and his 18-year-old sister who is several degrees off kilter. The three are on the run to Canada, but end up in Mexico, in the amusing and poignant tale of the human family. This film was directed by D.G. Brock, who has worked with film producer Roger Corman, and as a Disney …
Friday, March 15, 2013
The 2013 edition will be Saturday in Town Center Park.
The American Craft Beer Fest seems to have found a warm spot in the spring event lineup in Suwanee. And so it will have its 2013 run on Saturday (March 16) from 1-5 p.m. in Town Center Park. The debut event in 2011 ran into some sweltering midsummer heat, and so it was moved to spring in 2012, and that has worked better, organizers say. According to a release from Vuegler Design Group, the sponsor, attendees can expect over 250 beers available for sampling, including beers from several breweries new to Georgia, such as Sixpoint, Blue Tarp, Lonerider and Goose Island. There will be musical entertainment, of course. Returning Chicago band Ful Kinetic will perform, followed by local acts The Daniel Brothers and Outatime. Also, food vendors …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Gwinnett Weekend: Some entertainment highlights from around the county for March 15-17.
Courtesy of Explore Gwinnett, here are some entertainment options from around the county. March 15-17 SCCA NATIONAL ROAD ATLANTA Braselton Sports Car Club of American National Race. Kids 12 and under free. All day $15-$30, parking $5-$25 1-800-849-RACE www.roadatlanta.com --- March 16 HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS ARENA AT GWINNETT CENTER Duluth See the legendary basketball team perform tricks and stunts in the “You Write the Rules” World Tour. 7:30pm $27-$156 770-813-7500 www.ticketmaster.com --- March 16 “SPRING GREEN” FESTIVAL GWINNETT HISTORIC COURTHOUSE Lawrenceville We've taken over the town as we bring you more arts & crafts, more fun for the kids, a Battle of the Bands for local musicians and fans, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, the MAN …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
National chain announces signing of two-restaurant development agreement in Duluth.
Tuesday, March 12
Wingstop, the Richardson, TX-based 550-plus unit wing chain, has signed a franchise development agreement to open two restaurants in Duluth. Sites have not yet been selected for the restaurants. Duluth resident Anila Lalani, who currently works as a research oncology nurse, is reviewing potential sites and plans to open the first of her two Wingstop locations later this year, according to an announcement by Wingstop. “My husband and I have lived in Duluth for several years and love being part of the community,” said Lalani in the news release. “We’re excited to introduce Wingstop to new fans. There’s really nothing else like it here in Duluth, and we can’t wait to open our first restaurant.” Currently, Wingstop has three restaurants in the…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Town Center Park is filled with people enjoying the weather, and added evening daylight. Add your pics.
Daylight Saving Time. Temps in the 70s. It was too much for many Suwanee residents to resist. And so they came to Town Center Park on Sunday, March 10, to get their first taste of coming spring. There was a kite flying, people on cycles, and various fun going on. (See attached photo.) And it won't be long before the city's events schedule gets into high gear. The Beerfest comes up on Saturday, March 16, for starters. -- Were you out in the spring weather Sunday? Upload your pics and video here. See also: Don’t miss any Suwanee news. Subscribe to Suwanee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
A review of some top recent news stories.
Click on the links for more information. NEW RESTAURANT FOR TOWN CENTER: It was the talk of the town when Olde Towne Tavern & Grille closed just before Christmas. However, a new group has plans for the space this spring. POSSIBLE NEW RESTAURANT FOR GATEWAY: Did anybody mention restaurants? Seems Suwanee's emphasis on redeveloping the Gateway area near I-85 is getting notice. Signs are that Schlotzky's Deli wants to open in a vacant building across from the police substation. SCHOOL CAFETERIA GETS PERFECT GRADE: School cafeterias have health checks, too. And North Gwinnett High passed its recent test. MORE BUSINESS LICENSES: People keep hanging out their shingles in Suwanee. The city is busy issuing new licenses, some for home based …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Here are some entertainment options for March 8-10, 2013.
Courtesy of Explore Gwinnett, here are some entertainment options for the Gwinnett area this weekend. March 9 BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY Buford Join the Simon Kidgits Club for breakfast with the Easter Bunny. 8:30am-‐10am Free 678-‐482-‐2365 www.mallofgeorgia.com March 8-9 ORIGINAL SEWING & QUILT EXPO GWINNETT CENTER-‐CONVENTION CENTER Duluth Shopping at more than 100 booths, see over 200 quilts on display. Hands-‐on classes and lectures all day with noontime fashion shows. $10 800-‐224-‐6422 www.gwinnettcenter.com www.sewingexpo.com March 8-9 2013 GWINNETT BRAVES HIGH SCHOOL SHOWCASE COOLRAY FIELD Lawrenceville Ten high school teams will participate in a two-day baseball showcase. $5-‐$15 678-‐277…
Monday, March 4, 2013
The student-run festival debuted Saturday in Town Center Park.
The weather seemed more appropriate for the annual holiday lighting of the caboose in Suwanee. Still, event organizers and patrons turned out to Town Center Park in Suwanee on Saturday (March 2) for Cultures of Suwanee, the first park-oriented event of 2013. Students from the Studio I program at North Gwinnett High organized the event, which was meant to emphasize the city's cultural diversity. Attached are a video and some photos from the event. -- How did you like Cultures of Suwanee? Post your comments, pics and videos here. Don’t miss any Suwanee news. Subscribe to Suwanee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Friday, March 1, 2013
The event is a product of the Studio 1 program at North Gwinnett High.
Suwanee's 2013 event season goes into high gear Saturday, and perhaps appropriately, with a student-led program that focuses on the city's various cultures. Cultures of Suwanee is led by the Studio I program from North Gwinnett High School, according to a city news release and the event website. Seven North Gwinnett students are spearheading the event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Town Center Park. According to the website, the event will "bring together the different cultures, to unite for one cause, and that is to help understand the connection of cultures. ... This is simply to help people understand that diversity is what helps the world stay in balance." Students themselves have set the budget for the event, as well as …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Some entertainment choices for around the county.
Thursday, February 28
Courtesy of Explore Gwinnett, here are some entertainment options for various cities for March 1-3, 2013. March 1-3 YMCA STATE TOURNAMENT SUWANEE SPORTS ACADEMY Suwanee Basketball – BOYS & GIRLS 10U-18U 678-541-0179 www.suwaneesportsacademy.com March 1-2, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-30 PEANUTS…NATURALLY GWINNETT ENVIRONMENTAL & HERITAGE CENTER Buford Exhibit Mon–Sat 9am-4pm $3.50-$10.50 770-904-3500 www.gwinnettehc.org March 1 NFC FIGHT NIGHT - IN THE CAGE WILD BILLS Duluth Fight Night 8:30pm $25-100 678-473-1000 www.wildbillsatlanta.com March 2 PANCAKE BREAKFAST BRISCOE FIELD Lawrenceville Monthly breakfast and aviation related program, good for all ages! 8am-12pm $6 10 yrs +, $3 under 10 404-314-7573 www.eaa690.org March 3 KARATE ATLANTA …