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Annual Forsyth toy drive benefits SAFFT

Annual Forsyth toy drive benefits SAFFT

CUMMING — The 25 families that are part of Supporting Adoption and Foster Families Together, or SAFFT, were all sponsored this holiday season.

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Day care donates presents to Forsyth nonprofit

Day care donates presents to Forsyth nonprofit

NORTH FORSYTH — A little heart can go a long way.

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Piney Grove student leads dog to diving title

Piney Grove student leads dog to diving title

SOUTH FORSYTH — Karen O’Brien saved her dog, Gunter, without even knowing he existed.

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Cumming duo wins top breed at world championship

Cumming duo wins top breed at world championship

CUMMING — Chuck Grove and Duke’s DockDogs career began with a forgotten leash.

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Creekside UMC worship leader releases Christmas CD

Creekside UMC worship leader releases Christmas CD

FORSYTH COUNTY — There are two kinds of people, those who love Christmas music, and those who despise it. One local musician falls firmly into the first category.

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Cumming baby to have story shared

Cumming baby to have story shared

CUMMING -- Maylin Bailey was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma, a rare and aggressive form of pediatric liver cancer, when she was just 4 months old. Her parents were told she had a 60 percent chance of survival as long as the cancer didn’t spread.

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How to help out at the holidays

How to help out at the holidays

It has long been said that it's better to give than to receive, and Christmastime brings out the giver in all of us.

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Cycling ride in Cumming to collect undies, socks

Cycling ride in Cumming to collect undies, socks

CUMMING -- A community bike ride hopes to lead a charity effort that will get to the bottom of Forsyth County homeless children’s needs.

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Days of Giving benefits several local nonprofits

Days of Giving benefits several local nonprofits

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Six Forsyth County-based nonprofits recently received $1,000 grants from Wells Fargo.

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Sounds of Sawnee's Christmas concert Sunday

SOUTH FORSYTH — The Sounds of Sawnee Concert band will present its annual Christmas concert Sunday afternoon at Sexton Hall Enrichment Center.

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North Forsyth church holding Advent concert tonight

North Forsyth church holding Advent concert tonight

NORTH FORSYTH — Many congregations have traditions of holiday concerts, food and helping others, but this week one north Forsyth church will combine all three.

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Hampton Park welcoming Sensitive Santa program

For children with sensory sensitivities, autism or other special needs, Christmas may not be the most wonderful time of the year.

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North Georgia Art Ramble showcases local work

North Georgia Art Ramble showcases local work

CUMMING — Let’s ramble folks, art-style.

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‘A Christmas Carol’ runs through Dec. 21 at Playhouse

‘A Christmas Carol’ runs through Dec. 21 at Playhouse

CUMMING — Those in need of a little Christmas spirit may want to check out the newest production on the Cumming Playhouse stage.

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Cumming Library to hold crafting fair Dec. 7

Cumming Library to hold crafting fair Dec. 7

CUMMING — The holiday season is often a busy time of year for hobbyists looking to create gifts and decorations from Thanksgiving to Christmas, but a local library branch wants talented crafters to share their expertise with the community.

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Meals on Wheels fills community need in Forsyth

Meals on Wheels fills community need in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — When Conrad Culver opened his door about a month ago to receive his Meals on Wheels box, he was surprised to see the familiar face of his longtime physician smiling at him.

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Pregnancy center in Cumming gets new ultrasound machine

Pregnancy center in Cumming gets new ultrasound machine

CUMMING — A pregnancy crisis center in Forsyth County recently received a new machine to enhance the capabilities of its mission.

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Turkey Day race set for Fowler Park

Turkey Day race set for Fowler Park

SOUTH FORSYTH — Don’t let the sleepy-sounding name fool you. While families stay warm indoors and kitchens heat up with turkey and stuffing, about 1,500 people in Forsyth County will be working up an appetite on Thanksgiving by running for a cause.

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New instructor guides Central drama to second at state

New instructor guides Central drama to second at state

CUMMING — They had a fresh start with a new teacher and a freshman in the leading role, but Forsyth Central High School’s drama program set the bar high last weekend. Almost as high as it can go.

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Community orchard planted at Chattahoochee Pointe

Community orchard planted at Chattahoochee Pointe

SOUTH FORSYTH — A park in south Forsyth soon will boast a community orchard where visitors can pick native fruits straight off the trees, thanks to a grant and some helping high school hands.

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Cumming Playhouse Singers presenting ‘Messiah’

CUMMING — The Cumming Playhouse Singers with orchestra, under the direction of Van McCollum and accompanied by pianist Patricia Wester, will perform Handel's sacred oratorio "Messiah" on Tuesday night.

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Operation Christmas Child kicks off Monday

FORSYTH COUNTY — Who knew that filling up a shoebox could help someone have a merry Christmas.

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Forsyth vet restores Jeep from Korean War

Forsyth vet restores Jeep from Korean War

NORTHWEST FORSYTH — Many retirees pick up a hobby to keep themselves occupied, but Claude Whittle of northwestern Forsyth County rebuilt a 1952 Willy’s M-38 Jeep, affectionately known as Colonel Maggie.

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New library service to feature foreign films

WEST FORSYTH — To kick off a new free video streaming service from the Forsyth County Public Library System, the Post Road branch will be holding a free viewing of an Alfred Hitchcock movie at 2 p.m. Saturday.

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Steam engine expo cranks up Friday

Steam engine expo cranks up Friday

CUMMING — Some old engines will be running like brand new this weekend as the 13th Annual Cumming Steam, Antique Tractor and Gas Expo rolls into town.

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New service group at South focuses on entire community

Even with a large number of extracurricular choices, a group of South Forsyth High School juniors wanted something more.

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Retiring director leaves legacy of integrity at The Place

Retiring director leaves legacy of integrity at The Place

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Place of Forsyth may always have its doors open in a commitment to help anyone in need, but as of Thursday those doors will no longer be held open by the organization’s iconic leader.

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Bazaar Saturday at First Baptist Cumming

Bazaar Saturday at First Baptist Cumming

CUMMING — The house of worship that calls itself the “church that gives itself away,” is raising money to help various missions.

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Payette Bible Series concludes with three significant works

Payette Bible Series concludes with three significant works

FORSYTH COUNTY — Those who have been following the Forsyth County News’ 12-part series on resident Charles Payette’s Bible collection, no doubt feel they have had a crash course on the Protestant Reformation and all things relating to how the first English Bibles came to be.

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Trunk or treat event Saturday in Coal Mountain

COAL MOUNTAIN — Children and their parents can get a lesson in safety and some candy too Saturday as Forsyth County holds its fifth annual Trunk or Treat safety event at Coal Mountain Park.

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