🌱 Dojo reception agent training + registration for the walk against cancer

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fun fact: August 6 is National Root Beer Tank Day


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Now, today’s weather:

Wet; an afternoon thunderstorm. High: 89 Low: 72.


Here are Cumming’s top five stories today:

  1. Ascension Mixed Martial Arts will host a special course to help raise funds for training law enforcement personnel in the practice of jiu-jitsu. Teacher Greg Rabbit raises funds for Adopt a BJJ Cop, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships for law enforcement to learn jiu-jitsu. The program is open to all experience levels, and all proceeds will go to Adopt a Cop. The event will take place Saturday August 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the dojo, 2 Tri County Plaza in Cumming. The cost is $50. Donations can be made in person, on the day of the training, or to Lapin via Venmo (@Greg-Lapin) with “Ascension” and the trainee’s name as a note. (Forsyth County News)
  2. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the newly added facilities at Eagle’s Beak Park will be held on Tuesday, August 16 at 3 p.m.. The park, located at 8420 Old Federal Rd to Ball Ground, will have an inclusive playground, a 1.25-mile paved walking trail with historic Trail of Tears signs, scenic river views and picnic pavilions. The additions were made possible by a $2.25 million grant from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
  3. An Alpharetta mum has spoken out to warn parents and caregivers of the possibilities and dangers of toddlers riding in hot cars. The mother of three is using her own family’s experience of dealing with this situation to raise awareness and educate. She notes that although it’s rare, there are more cases of toddlers climbing into empty hot cars. She highlights her work with Child and car safety to educate the community. (Fox 5 News)
  4. Registration is now open for the 2022 Northside Hospital Paint Gwinnett Pink 5K Walk/Run for Breast Cancer. The event will take place Saturday, October 15 at 7 a.m. at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. Now in its seventh year, Paint Gwinnett Pink takes place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and supports breast cancer programs in Northside Gwinnett Hospital and Northside Duluth Hospital. The money raised helps improve access to advanced imaging technology for early diagnosis, mammograms, transportation and any other support needed for cancer treatment. The theme of the 2022 event”see beyond” was chosen to celebrate and highlight the fundraising goal of ensuring new 3D mammography technology in both hospitals (Northside Hospital).

Today in Cumming:

  • Georgia’s Response to the Holocaust – Georgian Holocaust Commission Exhibit – Post Road Library (All Day)
  • Science Olympiad Workshop – Forsyth Central High School (8 hrs)
  • 12th Annual Race for the Son – Friendship Baptist Church (9 a.m.)
  • Free Lacrosse Clinic – Lanierlands Soccer Field (9 a.m.)
  • Veterans Rally Point – Good Ol’ Days Bar & Grill (11:45 a.m.)
  • Watercolor Painting Studio – Cumming Center for the Arts (1 p.m.)
  • Brewau Luau – StillFire Brewery (1 p.m.)
  • A funny thing happened on the way to the forum (8 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office collected 57 lightly used Kevlar vests and donated them to Chaplains who help deliver food to Ukraine war zones. (Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook)
  • Congratulation to Deputy First Class Palmer to celebrate 25 years of dedicated service to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. (Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook)
  • New Elemental Hope celebrated its opening on Thursday as students returned to school with huge smiles on their faces. First Laura Webb and his team welcomed more than 900 students. (Forsyth County News via Instagram)
  • Forsyth County Public Library is looking for teenagers interested in being part of a Teen Advisory Council (TONGUE). TAB is for teens in grades 6-12 who help plan and promote teen programs at county libraries. It is designed to help students gain leadership experience, help the community, and meet new people. (Forsyth County Public Library via Facebook)
  • Forsyth County Humane Society will be closed for adoptions on Friday and Saturday August 5 and 6 but will remain open for appointments already scheduled at the clinic from 9 a.m. to noon. (Human Society of Forsyth County, GA via Facebook)
  • Volunteers wanted this weekend. The Humane Society of Forsyth County received a grant through The Home Depot Project to upgrade a few areas of the shelter. (Human Society of Forsyth County, GA via Facebook)
  • Polo Fields Equestrian Center (5890 Polo Dr.) welcomes proposals from private organizations interested in providing full management, maintenance and operation services for the stable and equine programs. Proposals must be submitted by 2 p.m. on September 1. (Forsyth County Government)
  • Forsyth County Schools announced that the USDA has ended free meals nationwide, which were launched in response to COVID. See menus, payment options, and free and discounted information at http://ow.ly/u6XB50K6FCF (Forsyth County Schools)
  • Forsyth County Government Hiring. Find out about available opportunities (Forsyth County Government)
  • Rock solid brew at Ball Ground will be hosting a Teacher Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 27, giving all teachers a $5 gift card with your order during the hours of noon to 6 p.m. (NextDoor).
  • If you need help, get it! A new Mental Health Helpline is now active. You can now call or text 988 to reach the Suicide Prevention Hotline and get the care you need 24/7. You can also visit 988lifeline.org/chat to chat with a caring advisor. This shortcut does not replace the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255), but will serve as an easy alternative for anyone in mental health crisis. (United Way of Forsyth County via Instagram)
  • Tickets are now available for the 18th Annual Bark & ​​Boogie Ball. This is the first fundraising event for the Humane Society of Forsyth County. The ball will be Saturday, October 15 at 6 p.m. (Humane Society of Forsyth County, GA via Facebook)

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Phil Giltman

About Me: I have lived in Cumming since 2010. I am married with two children, both in Forsyth County Schools. I consider myself a jack-of-all-trades. I like solid reporting, scoring baseball games, playing golf, watching movies, reading books, doing crosswords, listening to music, participating in fantasy leagues, ordering said fantasy leagues, playing poker, trying new foods, traveling and hanging out with friends and family. Thank you for your visit.

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