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Forsyth County Fire Department Announces Seventh Annual Fire Safety Poster Contest

Forsyth County Fire Department Announces Seventh Annual Fire Safety Poster Contest
Contest open to local third-graders The Forsyth County Fire Department invites all local third grade students to share their artistic talents while promoting a commitment to fire safety by participating in the seventh annual Forsyth County Fire Safety Poster Contest. “It is important that our youth are educated on fire safety and know how to protect themselves in the event of a fire,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman. “This poster contest is not only fun, but it also gives a child the opportunity to demonstrate what they know about fire safety.” The Fire Safety Poster Contest is open to all third ...

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Shady Grove Campground to Open March 6

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Shady Grove Campground to Open March 6
Campground offers 110 campsites Forsyth County Parks & Recreation’s Shady Grove Campground, located on the shores of Lake Lanier at 7800 Allyn Lane Memorial Way in Cumming, will open for the season on March 6. The 109-acre campground offers 110 campsites – including tent campsites, RV campsites and group campsites, a beach and swim area, boat ramp with a courtesy dock, children’s playground, and restroom and shower facilities. “Shady Grove Campground is a distinctive highlight of Forsyth County Parks & Recreation offerings,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor. “The campground provides great natural amenities including boat and swim access ...

Register Today for Spring Break Camps Through Forsyth County Parks & Recreation

Register Today for Spring Break Camps Through Forsyth County Parks & Recreation
Spring break camps offered for ages 4 to 15 Forsyth County Parks & Recreation is offering half-day and full-day spring break camps this year. The camps vary in location and theme and are offered for children ages 4 through 15, Monday, April 3, through Friday, April 7. The half-day camp options at Old Atlanta Park – located in the southern portion of the county – include a drawing and painting camp for children ages 4 to 6 and a Minecraft-inspired engineering adventure camp for children ages 6 to 11. Sawnee Mountain Preserve – located in the northern portion of the county ...

Improvements Completed at Forsyth County’s Chattahoochee Pointe

Improvements Completed at Forsyth County’s Chattahoochee Pointe
Ribbon cutting ceremony held to commemorate improvements   Improvements were recently completed at Forsyth County’s Chattahoochee Pointe, a 119-acre park located at 5790 Chattahoochee Pointe Drive in south Forsyth County. The improvements include extending the park’s existing trail to create a 5K trail and adding a new restroom building. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the project was held Friday, February 10.   “Chattahoochee Pointe is a tremendous amenity and now, with these new improvements, it will certainly be an even greater resource for our citizens,” said Parks & Recreation Director Jim Pryor.   Funding for the park improvements came from the Parks, Recreation and Green ...

Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency Urges Residents to Prepare During Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency Urges Residents to Prepare During Severe Weather Preparedness Week
Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs February 6 through 10 Devastating tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods and other severe weather events can strike with little to no warning. Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which runs from February 6 to 10, is the ideal time for residents and their families to prepare for the possibility of a disaster. The Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is encouraging all residents to dedicate time to practicing emergency response procedures and learning how to deal with each potential disaster. “Severe weather can be extremely dangerous, but by taking small steps to prepare, you can help ensure that you and ...

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful to Hold Free Workshops at the Post Road Library

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful to Hold Free Workshops at the Post Road Library
Free workshops are open to adults Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) will be hosting two informative workshops – Water Quality 101 and Sign 101 – this month at the Post Road Library, located at 5010 Post Road in Cumming. The workshops are free and intended for adult residents, though children ages 12 and older are welcome to attend with an adult. Water Quality 101 will be held Sunday, February 12, at 2:30 p.m. This workshop is designed for citizens interested in learning more about protecting water quality. Forsyth County Adopt-A-Stream Coordinator Kevin Smith will use a hands-on, interactive model to ...

Registration Now Open for Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy

Registration Now Open for Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy
Citizens’ Fire Academy now in fourth year Forsyth County residents interested in learning what career firefighters do are invited to register for the upcoming session of the Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy. Individuals chosen to participate in this free 10-week program will learn about the firefighter profession and its multiple divisions, types of training received and the equipment used – some of which participants will get to operate first-hand. “Our personnel are passionate about their jobs and the role we play in the community – and what better way of sharing that than by educating our citizens through ...

Public Hearing regarding Residential Zoning Moratorium

Public Hearing regarding Residential Zoning Moratorium
Update: At their meeting February 2, 2017, the Board of Commissioners approved extension until June 2, 2017 of the residential zoning moratorium. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on February 2, 2017, to consider a possible extension, until June 2, 2017, of the moratorium adopted on January 10, 2017, on the acceptance of applications for rezoning of property to the CR2, Res3, Res4 and MPD zoning districts. The public hearing will take place during the board’s regular meeting on February 2, 2017, at 5 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room (Suite 220) of the Forsyth ...

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