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Festival of Arts under way at Cumming First UMC

Festival of Arts under way at Cumming First UMC

CUMMING — Art lovers are in luck — Cumming First United Methodist Church has plenty to share over the next two weeks.

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Deadline nears to apply for Forsyth County Arts Alliance grant funding

Deadline nears to apply for Forsyth County Arts Alliance grant funding

CUMMING — The Forsyth County Arts Alliance is accepting applications for funding from local/regional arts providers.

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Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit still growing 40 years later

Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit still growing 40 years later

CUMMING -- A local church’s 40th anniversary is coming up on Memorial Day weekend, and the congregation has experienced so much growth that its members can’t all fit into the parish hall.

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Mountain Lake Church organizes shoe collection to aid homeless students

Mountain Lake Church organizes shoe collection to aid homeless students

NORTH FORSYTH — Shoes are a basic necessity, yet many in Forsyth County would be without or with worn pairs if not for the efforts of a local congregation.

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Forsyth County Child Advocacy Center celebrating 15 years

Forsyth County Child Advocacy Center celebrating 15 years

CUMMING — A local nonprofit is celebrating 15 years of serving abused and neglected children in Forsyth County in conjunction with April’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Biggest fibber in Dawson wins storytelling contest

Biggest fibber in Dawson wins storytelling contest

DAWSONVILLE — Tracy Walker is the biggest liar in Dawson County. But don't let that deter you from visiting her at the library - that's her job.

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FCN staff picks: Spring on the small screen

FCN staff picks: Spring on the small screen

Spring is for cleaning and venturing outdoors after a long winter. Finally. It’s a time when we start to envision lakes and beaches instead of skiing and firewood. Basketball is out. Baseball is in. So is nasal spray and the pollen that coats cars, roads and buildings in a yellow film.

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Camping season under way at Lake Lanier parks

Camping season under way at Lake Lanier parks

GAINESVILLE — With weather warming up, families are eager to begin spending weekends outdoors, and with many Lake Lanier campgrounds opening, people can enjoy the season every day.

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One of Broadway’s best lands on Cumming Playhouse stage

One of Broadway’s best lands on Cumming Playhouse stage

CUMMING — BK Productions will bring the classic musical “A Chorus Line” to the Cumming Playhouse for a four-week run beginning April 24.

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Strong on stage: High school musical theater in Forsyth

Strong on stage: High school musical theater in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Students from each of Forsyth County’s five public high schools have been chosen to participate in one of two groups involved with an upcoming Tony-style award ceremony for musical theater students throughout Georgia.

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Retired female business pioneer pens first book at age 99

Retired female business pioneer pens first book at age 99

FORSYTH COUNTY — As the old saying goes, it’s better late than never, and one Forsyth County author has taken that to heart.

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Library system offers kids spring break activities in Forsyth

Library system offers kids spring break activities in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Forsyth County parents who are not vacationing this week and want to fill the calendar with activities for their children have to look only as far as the nearest library.

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There’s a second chance at Easter this year

There’s a second chance at Easter this year

OK, so maybe you had to work. Maybe you were busy and forgot. Maybe you just ran out of time to prepare and missed it. You missed Easter this year! And you feel bad.

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The Place of Forsyth seeks Easter basket items for seniors

The Place of Forsyth seeks Easter basket items for seniors

FORSYTH COUNTY — A local nonprofit knows that kids love hunting for colorful, candy-filled plastic eggs on Easter, but their goal this holiday is for that love to continue through the years.

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Young orators recognized by Optimist Clubs in Forsyth

Young orators recognized by Optimist Clubs in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — Four young middle school orators have been selected to represent Forsyth County in the 2015 Optimist International Oratorical Contest.

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Sawnee Artists Association show opens

CUMMING — Forsyth County is full of artists, though that may not be common knowledge. One group is trying to change that.

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Heart screening event Saturday at Pinecrest Academy

Heart screening event Saturday at Pinecrest Academy

SOUTH FORSYTH — Athletes in middle and high school are expected to put their hearts into sports, but one local school wants to make sure their hearts can take it.

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Civil Air Patrol honors South Forsyth eighth-grader

Civil Air Patrol honors South Forsyth eighth-grader

SOUTH FORSYTH — An eighth-grader at South Forsyth Middle School was recently commended for his efforts with an auxiliary military patrol.

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‘Big Fibber’ from Forsyth taking part in storytelling festival

‘Big Fibber’ from Forsyth taking part in storytelling festival

NORTH FORSYTH — Tracy Walker says she’s seen a herd of cows walk into a library and come out reading books, but don’t take her word for it.

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Cumming church that started with an ad marks anniversary Sunday

Cumming church that started with an ad marks anniversary Sunday

CUMMING -- The March 7, 1984, issue of Forsyth County News featured coverage of a press conference from Jack Manton of Cumming, detailing his client Herschel Walker’s decision to enter the USFL, a TV Guide ad for the second season of “The A-Team” and a house near Lake Lanier listed for $49,900.

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Night of bourbon, BBQ to help Forsyth’s foster families

Night of bourbon, BBQ to help Forsyth’s foster families

NORTH FORSYTH -- Drinking bourbon and listening to the blues on Saturday will help Forsyth County children be placed in foster families.

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Forsyth resident has cause to run Boston Marathon

Forsyth resident has cause to run Boston Marathon

FORSYTH COUNTY — Jonathon Macdonald couldn’t run away from skin cancer, but he can run to fight it.

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Bicycle Rodeo for kids Friday at Fowler Park

Bicycle Rodeo for kids Friday at Fowler Park

SOUTH FORSYTH — Friday may be an early release day for students in the Forsyth County school system, but one group still wants to teach them something.

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Forsyth Extension Office starts new kids' program

Forsyth Extension Office starts new kids' program

CUMMING — During a day when ice covered most of Forsyth County, 10 of the 12 enrolled children showed up at the Cumming Library for the fourth session of Master Gardener Sprouts to learn about planting vegetables.

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Chestatee River Chapter of DAR honors Forsyth vet

Chestatee River Chapter of DAR honors Forsyth vet

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Chestatee River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently presented the DAR Medal of Honor to Robert "Nick" Youdell of Cumming.

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Sounds of Americana to fill Cumming Playhouse in March

Sounds of Americana to fill Cumming Playhouse in March

CUMMING — Get those cowboy boots ready for two evenings of toe-tapping Americana swing and country music this month at the Cumming Playhouse.

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Nite in Olde Cumming marks 30th anniversary

Nite in Olde Cumming marks 30th anniversary

CUMMING — Each year, the Sawnee Woman’s Club holds Nite in Olde Cumming, a festive fundraiser that helps meet the needs of the community. This year’s version, however, also will celebrate the club’s 30th anniversary.

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Cumming Library has much to offer in March

Cumming Library has much to offer in March

CUMMING — With a new month comes new activities at the Cumming Library. And it would seem March has something lined up for all ages.

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Monte Carlo Casino Night fundraiser Saturday in Forsyth

Monte Carlo Casino Night fundraiser Saturday in Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH -- Break out the flapper dresses and tuxedos, because Forsyth County’s Monte Carlo Casino Night is coming to town.

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Scenes of snow from across Forsyth County

Scenes of snow from across Forsyth County

Readers shared some scenes of snow with the Forsyth County News.

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