Sunday, March 13, 2011
This week's Viewfinder captures a bottle-rocket event at North Gwinnett High in Suwanee.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Kate Awtrey
Sunday, March 13, 2011
A crowd of ROTC students met in the parking lot of North Gwinnett High School to launch bottle rockets Friday afternoon. After several tries a rocket was launched, and it soared through the sky for a couple of minutes before it fell to the cement, slivering around like a wounded snake. "We just like to have fun on Fridays," said Cody Jayroe, a North Gwinnett senior. Jayroe and sophomore Reese Evans constructed the bottle rockets together. The bottle-rocket launch party is not a weekly occurrence, Jayroe said. "It's just an ROTC thing. It's not an actual part of ROTC, but we all do it to have fun together," he said.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Peace, Love and Pottery uses art to bond families and friends.
Whether you are looking for a place to host your day of family fun, somewhere to catch up with old friends, or a place to enjoy a first date, look no further than Peace, Love and Pottery in Suwanee. A large colorful wall is filled with pieces of blank pottery to choose from. Once you make a selection, you can kick back and enjoy the art of creating your masterpiece. Peace, Love and Pottery offers a variety of different classes to take, which include pottery techniques, painting and glass fusion. Childrens parties are also a popular choice, as well as summer camp for ages 6-14, which sold out last year. Haley Bernardo, 10, was at Peace, Love and Pottery on Friday for the B.B. Harris Spirit Night. Bernardo attended the summer camp. "I …
Saturday, February 26, 2011
The North Georgia Fencing Club teaches the various skills.
After not fencing for nearly 20 years, Gary Di Maggio got back in to the game in 2003 and was ranked nationally. A year later Di Maggio began teaching at parks and recreational facilities in Gwinnett County, and helped North Gwinnett High School establish a fencing club. Now Di Maggio operates his own fencing company, North Georgia Fencing Center in Suwanee, which is the only fencing center in Gwinnett County. The center was formerly a gymnastic studio, which allows NGFC plenty of elbow room. Extra space comes in handy as NGFC plays host to 80 members ranging in age from 5-65 year olds. Group classes begin with footwork and blade exercises and transition into open fencing sessions, where you pick your partner and challenge them to a match…
Friday, February 18, 2011
Feb. 17: Peachtree Ridge High celebrates diversity.
One of the beautiful things about Suwanee is its wide array of cultures and differences. Earlier this month, students and their families came together to celebrate the blend of nationalities at International Night at Peachtree Ridge High School. Posterboard pasted with different flags were lined up on tables, each with facts for the various countries. Some students were dressed in native clothing. Foods from around the world were offered for sampling and smiles were worn by everyone. Here is a selection of photos of students bonding and enjoying the various cultures.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Gimme Some Suga has a nice taste.
“I love sweets, I mean I just came from the dentist, so that says something,” said Tamika Tanner, owner of Gimme Some Suga Bakery Bar in Suwanee. Tanner has a degree from Howard University in communication, but her sweet tooth and hereditary love for baking directed her towards a new path of owning her own business. Though the storefront for the family-run bakery has only been open since December, Tanner had been running her cupcake business from her home for more than a year. Gimme Some Suga pleases everyone’s palates with a wide selection of fresh cupcakes and cheesecake. Tanner’s cousin, a cheesecake baker from Detroit, came to combine efforts and join in on the baking at the Suwanee bakery. Tanner said she couldn’t resist adding …