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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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‘Gypsy: A Musical Fable’ at Playhouse through Nov. 9

‘Gypsy: A Musical Fable’ at Playhouse through Nov. 9

CUMMING — What has been described by many theater critics as one of the best American musicals in history began a three-week run at the Cumming Playhouse on Thursday.

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Organization with local ties aids Kenyan kids

Organization with local ties aids Kenyan kids

CUMMING — Parsons Gifts may be the perfect place to find holiday presents and collectibles, but many customers may not know just how far some of their money reaches.

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Week honors those who support libraries

Week honors those who support libraries

FORSYTH COUNTY — During a week dedicated to recognizing the efforts of those who love and support public libraries, those same advocates are calling attention to near constant need for additional support.

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Payette Bible Series — 1662 Book of Common Prayer

Payette Bible Series — 1662 Book of Common Prayer

FORSYTH COUNTY — Before examining the incredible 1662 copy of the Book of Common Prayer, the 11thpart in the Forsyth County News’ series on resident Charles Payette’s Bible collection, it is important to note the book was introduced to the Church of England in 1549.

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Annual race to beat prostate cancer on Saturday

CUMMING — A race that brings awareness to a health issue affecting many male runners will set out from the Cumming Fairgrounds on Saturday.

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Greek Festival back for 10th year

Greek Festival back for 10th year

WEST FORSYTH — For 10 years, a Greek Orthodox church’s festival has steadily grown in size and attendance. This weekend, the food and dancing will arrive again in what the church boasts as Forsyth County’s largest ethnic event.

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Rivers Alive cleanup at Mary Alice Park

CUMMING — On Saturday, Keep Forsyth County Beautiful will be doing just what its name suggests.

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Resident offers look at rare Bibles in his collection

Resident offers look at rare Bibles in his collection

FORSYTH COUNTY — A recent gathering at Deer Creek Shores Presbyterian Church brought together about 75 people for a private viewing of some of the rare Bibles and maps belonging to Forsyth County resident Charles Payette.

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Family Haven marks 25th anniversary

Family Haven marks 25th anniversary

ALPHARETTA — Christy Denton left her abusive husband 13 years ago, and she has just recently begun to speak out about her experience with domestic violence.

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Payette Bible Series — 1611 King James “HE” Bible

Payette Bible Series — 1611 King James “HE” Bible

FORSYTH COUNTY — So many people think the King James Bible was the first English Bible, but those who have followed the Forsyth County News ongoing series on resident Charles Payette’s Bible collection are well aware that’s not the case.

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Library celebrating Star Wars Reads Day on Sunday

Library celebrating Star Wars Reads Day on Sunday

WEST FORSYTH — Just like Master Yoda taught Luke Skywalker to channel the force on Dagobah, the Forsyth County Public Library wants to encourage children to read.

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5K Saturday to raise awareness of sex trafficking

WEST FORSYTH — Organizers of a family festival and race Saturday are hoping to bring awareness to a serious and dangerous issue they say many people don’t think happens close to home.

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South Rotary’s peace pole a reminder at Fowler Park

South Rotary’s peace pole a reminder at Fowler Park

SOUTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County is known for its many parks and recreational activities, but one local site now sits separate from the rest as a designated peace park.

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Payette Bible Series — 1611 Geneva Bible Black Letter

Payette Bible Series — 1611 Geneva Bible Black Letter

FORSYTH COUNTY — The ninth installment of the Forsyth County News series on resident Charles Payette’s Bible collection examines a pristine 1611 Geneva Bible.

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Senior Services presents fall concert on Sunday

SOUTH FORSYTH — The fifth concert in the 2014 Forsyth County Senior Services series will be a statement of the changing season.

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Half-marathon set for Saturday

Half-marathon set for Saturday

SOUTH FORSYTH — Forsyth County is playing host to a popular Atlanta half-marathon on Saturday.

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Community yard sale this weekend

CUMMING — With the weather beginning to cool off, weekend mornings may be the perfect time to do some outdoor shopping.

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