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  • Don’t let the cold and blustery conditions keep you from enjoying the weekend with your family and friends. Gwinnett County offers plenty of opportunities to make the most of your weekend! Maximize outdoor fun with a trip to Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Park! Each winter, the classic park is transformed into a winter wonderland with a 400-foot tubing hill and tons of snow to play in. Choose from single, double, and family-sized tubes. The littlest ones will love the Snow Zone play area, which includes smaller slides and the opportunity to build your own snowman and igloo! For more information and advanced reservations, visit the Snow Mountain website. Don’t miss the Ice Rink at Sugar Hill, the largest outdoor rink of real ice in the Southeast! Rent skates or bring your own, and enjoy a 90-minute skating session under… Read More

  •                   If you live in metro Atlanta, you are probably hunkered down in anticipation of the snow storm, and the kids are bursting with excitement at the prospect of frosty fun! Check out these creative ways to play in the snow using items commonly found in your house and yard! In the absence of a sled, slide down snowy hills on a large plastic lid, the kind that are used to secure large storage containers. No snow tube? No problem! An inflatable baby pool is a great substitute and will keep your legs and bottom drier than a traditional snow tube. Get everyone laughing with a family hula hoop contest. It’s harder to keep the hoop going when you’re all bundled up! Draw a tic-tac-toe board in the snow and use objects such as pine cones… Read More

  • According to the US Department of Energy, heating and cooling account for 56 percent of energy use in the average American home! Here are some tips to ensure that your heating bills don’t rise as fast as temperatures are dropping this winter. Turn on your ceiling fans. It might seem counterintuitive, but ceiling fans can help regulate the temperature in your home. Set the fan to a low speed and let it spin clockwise – the warm air close to the ceiling will mix with cooler air and heat the whole room. Keep your drapes open during the day and closed at night. The afternoon sunlight will help warm your home. On frigid nights, your drapes or blinds will keep all that good heat from escaping. Get a programmable thermostat if you don’t already have one. Maintain a low temperature when… Read More

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