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Officials warn of heat-related risks as summer sizzles in Forsyth

Officials warn of heat-related risks as summer sizzles in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — The first week of summer brought steady mid-90-degree temperatures and warnings from health officials about the risks associated with such high heat.

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Patriotic concert Sunday at senior center in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County Senior Services is holding its third annual patriotic concert featuring the Sounds of Sawnee Concert Band from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Sexton Hall Enrichment Center.

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Koi pond tour starts in south Forsyth

Koi pond tour starts in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH — Five of the 11 stops Saturday on the Atlanta Koi Club’s Pond and Garden Tour are in Forsyth County.

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Lupus symposium Saturday at Northside Hospital-Forsyth

Lupus symposium Saturday at Northside Hospital-Forsyth

CUMMING — A free symposium on an autoimmune disease that may not often be talked about will be held Saturday morning at Northside Hospital-Forsyth, led by a survivor and pageant contestant.

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Forsyth-based pet consultant pens second book

Forsyth-based pet consultant pens second book

FORSYTH COUNTY -- Tim Link used to work in telecommunications, but he switched careers in 2007. His job since then has involved a whole different set of communication skills — he talks with animals.

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Volunteer from Forsyth aims to raise awareness of vaccines

Volunteer from Forsyth aims to raise awareness of vaccines

FORSYTH COUNTY — A volunteer from Forsyth County is drawing on her own personal experiences to raise awareness of vaccines.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars in Forsyth honors members, students

Veterans of Foreign Wars in Forsyth honors members, students

FORSYTH COUNTY — Awards and recognitions were doled out Wednesday night during a meeting of the Forsyth County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9143.

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New Boy Scout troop in south Forsyth focuses on leadership

New Boy Scout troop in south Forsyth focuses on leadership

SOUTH FORSYTH — A Boy Scout troop in south Forsyth that aims to teach its members leadership skills has earned several honors since its formation earlier this year.

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Vietnam vets learn about Forsyth County Drug Court

Vietnam vets learn about Forsyth County Drug Court

CUMMING — Forsyth County Chief Superior Court Judge Jeffrey S. Bagley has presided over nearly every kind of case imaginable.

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The Place of Forsyth County opens grocery-style food pantry

The Place of Forsyth County opens grocery-style food pantry

FORSYTH COUNTY — In an effort to humanize the process of receiving assistance and avoid forcing families to accept food they may not enjoy, a local nonprofit has changed its method of supplying food.

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Cheerleader from Cumming carries Special Olympics torch

Cheerleader from Cumming carries Special Olympics torch

FORSYTH COUNTY — A member of the Forsyth County Special Olympics cheerleading team recently participated in a first-of-its-kind national event.

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Forsyth County couple’s garden part of weekend convention tour

Forsyth County couple’s garden part of weekend convention tour

NORTH FORSYTH — The Forsyth County home of Barbara and Herbert Metz is among the eight stops on a metro Atlanta garden tour that is part of the 2015 American Hemerocallis Society National Convention.

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Ride for Kids a success in Cumming

Ride for Kids a success in Cumming

CUMMING — The 32nd Annual Atlanta Ride for Kids was held Sunday at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

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Girl Scouts in Forsyth aid Meals by Grace

Girl Scouts in Forsyth aid Meals by Grace

WEST FORSYTH — While earning their Girl Scout Bronze Award, the members of Troop 11806 filled 72 reusable bags with more than 2,000 food items collected over several weeks for Meals by Grace, a nonprofit dedicated to helping children and families in Forsyth County battle food insecurity.

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Forsyth resident shares survival story from Holocaust

CUMMING — George Rishfeld was lucky.

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Former Forsyth residents enjoying life as missionaries in Kenya

Former Forsyth residents enjoying life as missionaries in Kenya

FORSYTH COUNTY — When most think of Africa, they probably picture scenic landscapes and wild animals a world away, but one family of Forsyth County natives saw an opportunity to spread the gospel and teach by example.

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Cumming Farmer’s Market opens Wednesday at fairgrounds

Cumming Farmer’s Market opens Wednesday at fairgrounds

CUMMING — Forsyth County might not be a little farming community anymore, but newcomers can still get a taste of the fruits and vegetables of their labors.

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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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