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DiscDogathon event raises funds for CF Foundation

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During the competition, photographer Doug Chellew captured this canine catching a disc. See more scenes from the annual Catch for a Cure Skyhoundz at the Jim Joiner Parks & Rec Center in Jefferson. At the competition, organizer Steve Mize and his chocolate lab Willow earned an invitation to the Skyhoundz DiscDogathon World Championship in September. See more of Doug Chellew's photos in the gallery below.

During the competition, photographer Doug Chellew captured this canine catching a disc. See more scenes from the annual Catch for a Cure Skyhoundz at the Jim Joiner Parks & Rec Center in Jefferson. At the competition, organizer Steve Mize and his chocolate lab Willow earned an invitation to the Skyhoundz DiscDogathon World Championship in September. See more of Doug Chellew’s photos in the gallery below.

By LEANNE AKIN
lakin@clickthepaper.com
DiscDogathon and Extreme Distance competition held Saturday and Sunday at the Jim Joiner Parks and Recreation Complex on Old Pendergrass Road in Jefferson featured World Championship caliber Disc Dogs qualifying for the Skyhoundz World championships.
The national event for Disc Dogs included competitors from across the southeastern region.
Dogs of all breeds were welcome to try this great sport. Spot landing, freestyle, bull’s eye, time trials and pair distance and accuracy were Saturday’s Discdogathon happenings while Sunday’s extreme distance competition included light plastic, micro dog, classic and unlimited for men and women.
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Hoschton artist shares talents to beautify environment of Gwinnett Co. Animal Shelter

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By FARAH BOHANNON
fbohannon@clickthepaper.com

Sharane Stewart puts her artistic abilities to work at the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter while also serving as administrative assistant and adoption coordinator. See scenes of her artwork which is being enhanced by the colorful hand prints of young visitors which become flowers on a wall mural.

Sharane Stewart puts her artistic abilities to work at the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter while also serving as administrative assistant and adoption coordinator. See scenes of her artwork which is being enhanced by the colorful hand prints of young visitors which become flowers on a wall mural.

Hoschton resident and animal lover, Sharane Stewart, enjoys spreading warmth and joy in a place that could otherwise be sad and lonely – the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter.
Filled with animals that have been abandoned, neglected, given up and abused, the animals are at the shelter in hopes of being transported to a loving family with the ability to provide food, shelter and love. Stewart is passionate about animals, so she has made a career out of it – a career to make the shelter a better place and give homeless animals a home.
Not only does Stewart work at the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter as an administrative assistant and adoption coordinator, she is an artist who has transformed the shelter to a more positive place by painting beautiful pictures along the walls – making it happier and more inviting where animals can stay temporarily until they find their forever homes.
Stewart is an employee of 15 years at the shelter, and has been an animal lover and artist since she was a little girl. These were two things that she grew up loving thanks to her parents.
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House of Camp offers Thursday mini-camp

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House of Clay in downtown Braselton is offering its last mini-camp of the summer from 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 17, geared toward new kindergartners and first graders. Cost is $25. Email Sue Compton ASAP if you would like to sign up. Contact her at houseofclaybraselton@gmail.com

See some scenes below of a previous mini-camp for older youngsters held earlier this summer.

 

Braselton Farmers Market is open from 4-7 p.m. Friday

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Peggy Kriegel, Jennifer Dees and Peggy Sheffield welcome State Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black when he and Chris Green, his deputy policy director, visited the market on June 27. See more scenes below and visit for yourself between 4-7 p.m. today.

Peggy Kriegel, Jennifer Dees and Peggy Sheffield welcome State Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black when he and Chris Green, his deputy policy director, visited the market on June 27. See more scenes below and visit for yourself between 4-7 p.m. today.

During the last week of June which was observed as Georgia Farmers Market Week, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black made several visits to local farmers markets including Braselton’s held from 4-7 p.m. on Fridays. At the June 27 market, Black talked with Farmer Cass of Finch Creek Farm.

After taking a Friday off for the July 4 holiday when the Town of Braselton hosted the Celebrate Braselton festival, parade and fireworks, the Braselton Farmers Market will be back in business later today.

BULLI registration at Mayfield Dairy on Aug. 12

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Fall term registration for Braselton BULLI at Brenau University, an organization for mature adults who enjoy learning, connecting with peers, staying active an having fun, will be held at 5 p.m. on Aug. 12 at Mayfield Dairy starting with ice cream. An information session will be held at 6 p.m. to share information about the fall courses. The event is being sponsored by Mayfield Dairy Farms and the Braselton Visitors  Bureau Authority.