By LEANNE AKIN
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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By LEANNE AKIN
By FARAH BOHANNON
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.
Continue reading Hoschton artist shares talents to beautify environment of Gwinnett Co. Animal Shelter
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 email@example.com
See some scenes below of a previous mini-camp for older youngsters held earlier this summer.
Pottery camp at House of Clay
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.
Ag Commissioner visits Braselton Farmers Market
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.