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Forsyth County Senior Services holding WWII-era themed dance Saturday

Forsyth County Senior Services holding WWII-era themed dance Saturday

SOUTH FORSYTH — Get ready to flip the calendar back a few decades Saturday as Forsyth County Senior Services holds the Company B 40s/USO Dance at Sexton Hall and Enrichment Center.

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Climbing new heights: West grad sets sights to top of the world

Climbing new heights: West grad sets sights to top of the world

WEST FORSYTH -- A West Forsyth High School graduate has set himself up with a packed schedule for the next couple of years.

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Family moves into new Habitat home in north Forsyth

Family moves into new Habitat home in north Forsyth

NORTH FORSYTH — Habitat for Humanity-North Central Georgia recently held a dedication ceremony for the Henry family, whose new home is on Leigh Lane in northeastern Forsyth County.

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Busy season ahead for Cumming Dance Academy

Busy season ahead for Cumming Dance Academy

CUMMING — Cumming Dance Academy is wrapping up its 11th season with a week of end-of-year performances that will lead into a busy summer of classes, camps and intensives.

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Youth shelter in Forsyth County celebrates new building

Youth shelter in Forsyth County celebrates new building

FORSYTH COUNTY — A Forsyth County youth shelter for girls recently celebrated its first expansion in 10 years, allowing more space for both operations and comfortable living.

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Holocaust survivor to speak Sunday at Cumming Library

Holocaust survivor to speak Sunday at Cumming Library

CUMMING — A local library is playing host to a special presentation Sunday from someone who is part of a shrinking living member of history.

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Place of Forsyth director takes on 420-mile bike ride for charity

Place of Forsyth director takes on 420-mile bike ride for charity

FORSYTH COUNTY -- There are countless ways to raise money. Why not bike 420 miles through four states in one week to help the local community?

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Atlanta Botanical Garden, Smithgall Woodland Legacy a dream decade in making

Atlanta Botanical Garden, Smithgall Woodland Legacy a dream decade in making

GAINESVILLE — All was quiet in the garden, except for the croak of frogs following a rain shower on a recent afternoon. A man in a wide-brimmed hat planted flowers in a container near a pond.

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Singers from North Forsyth win in California

Singers from North Forsyth win in California

NORTH FORSYTH — A group of high school students in Forsyth County sang their way through California to return to Georgia with top honors from the Heritage Festival in Anaheim.

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Deadline nears to apply for Forsyth County Arts Alliance grant

Deadline nears to apply for Forsyth County Arts Alliance grant

CUMMING — The deadline to apply for 2015 grants from the Forsyth County Arts Alliance Fund is May 22.

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No boys allowed: All-female half marathon set for June

No boys allowed: All-female half marathon set for June

SOUTH FORSYTH — Fowler Park will be one for the girls in June.

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Golf tourney benefits Bald Ridge Lodge

Golf tourney benefits Bald Ridge Lodge

FORSYTH COUNTY — Golfers can carry their clubs for charity during an upcoming fundraiser in Forsyth County.

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Drone Day Saturday at northwest Forsyth airfield

Drone Day Saturday at northwest Forsyth airfield

NORTH FORSYTH — It’s a bird, it’s a plane. Nope, it’s a drone.

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Team of teens from Post Road Library wins video competition

Team of teens from Post Road Library wins video competition

WEST FORSYTH — A team of Forsyth County teenagers was named state-level winners of a video competition hosted through a library summer program.

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Challenged Child and Friends to use grant for scholarships

Challenged Child and Friends to use grant for scholarships

GAINESVILLE — More children in the North Georgia area will have access to specialized services at Challenged Child and Friends, thanks to the Harris Products Group.

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Forsyth food delivery nonprofit expands at new location

Forsyth food delivery nonprofit expands at new location

SOUTH FORSYTH — A Forsyth County nonprofit has moved to a new location to expand its services for hungry children and their families.

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Forsyth group continues treating the troops

Forsyth group continues treating the troops

CUMMING — A majority of Americans support the troops deployed oversees, but not many bake cookies for them.

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Relay for Life returns with ‘Carnival of Hope’ at fairgrounds

Relay for Life returns with ‘Carnival of Hope’ at fairgrounds

CUMMING — Come one, come all to the Carnival of Hope.

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Confederate Memorial Day service planned at church in Forsyth

Confederate Memorial Day service planned at church in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — The sesquicentennial anniversary of the end of the Civil War recently passed, but one group Saturday is honoring those Southerners who paid the heaviest price.

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Earth Day event Saturday at Fowler Park

Earth Day event Saturday at Fowler Park

SOUTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth County Master Naturalists and Keep Forsyth County Beautiful will be holding an Earth Day celebration from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Fowler Park.

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Healthy kids event Saturday at Forsyth County Family YMCA

Healthy kids event Saturday at Forsyth County Family YMCA

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County Family YMCA is holding Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, part of a national event to keep children active over the summer.

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Spring symphony concerts feature UNG students, faculty

Spring symphony concerts feature UNG students, faculty

CUMMING — Fans of classical music have two upcoming opportunities to hear live performances of symphony standards and newly composed material.

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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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