Monday, May 20, 2013
This weekend's heavy rain will move out of Roswell, making way for mostly sunny skies by the weekend.
After yet another weekend filled with flood warnings and event cancellations throughout the metro area, Roswell is in for some sunny skies early this week and this Memorial Day weekend, though rain will be likely on Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, Big Creek remains above flood stage, affecting some yards in North Fulton and Forsyth counties. The creek was expected to fall below flood stage by early Tuesday. The Big Creek Greenway is closed due to flooding. A chance of scattered strong showers and thunderstorms continues Monday, with partly cloudy skies and a high of 87, according to the National Weather Service's Roswell forecast. Tuesday will be mostly sunny with a high near 86, and a 30 percent chance of …
Staff and some council members rode their bikes to city hall, Friday, May 17.
Mayor Jere Wood, City Administrator Kay Love, Councilwoman Dr. Betty Price and several City of Roswell staff members started their morning off right this past Friday, May 17 when they pedaled their way into work for "National Bike to Work Day." The event was part of the city’s celebration of National Bike Month. City employees also are using this healthy, sustainable, economic transportation option to ride to lunch together each Wednesday in May. And earlier this month, the city joined Bike Roswell in helping students from Hembree Springs Elementary School ride their bicycles to school on the new Hembree Road Multi-Use Trail. In 2006, Roswell became the first city in Georgia to be awarded the designation of “Bicycle Friendly Community” …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The Chattahoochee River near the city has surpassed its flood stage.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Roswell. The Chattahoochee River near the city was reportedly at 9.6 feet just before 5 p.m. this afternoon and its waters were holding steady, according to the agency. Flood stage for the river is set at 9 feet and minor flooding will occur until early evening when the river is expected fall below flood stage. Showers and thunderstorms will continue through the evening and some of those storms can produce heavy rainfall. New rainfall amounts could vary between a quarter to a half-inch. Don’t miss any Roswell news. Subscribe to Roswell Patch’sfree newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Friday, May 17, 2013
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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Students, parents, coaches, boosters are all welcome on Roswell Patch.
Are you a regular at high school sporting events in Roswell? Whether you're a high school student, a coach, a parent or just an enthusiastic sports fan who would like to share your local sports knowledge with the community, we'd love to have you as a blogger. If you're interested in blogging about high school sports on Roswell Patch, I'd love to hear from you! Interested? E-mail me at Liz.Kennedy@patch.com today and learn more about Patch Local Voices.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Patch users give us some suggestions on celebrating the big day.
Whether it's showering Mom with gifts or taking her out for some fine dining, we've got some tips on celebrating Mother's Day 2013, with help from some Roswell Patch readers like yourself. We asked you for shopping and dining suggestions, and here are some of the responses we received: On Roswell Patch: GG's Creole Cuisine (to geaux!) 34 webb st. Regarding dining in Roswell: as a family, we like Lucky Dog (casual) or Thumbs Up Diner! Most Enjoyable! Kelly Kakes on Canton. Can't beat the ambiance! You might want to head over to Roswell's annual Colors Festival of the Arts on Saturday to look for some unique gifts. Plus, the folks at Aqua Blue in Roswell tell us that Mom can enjoy a special brunch this Sunday with carving stations, made-to-…
The "nation's largest single-day food drive" is this Saturday.
Millions of American families need food assistance, and the National Association of Letter Carriers this Saturday will hold what organizers say is the nation's largest single-day food drive. The association collected more than 73 million pounds of food during last year's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, according to Michael Miles with the United States Postal Service. More than 200,000 pounds of that was collected in metro Atlanta, he said. See also: North Fulton Community Charities Relies on 'Stamp Out Hunger' Donations The United States Postal Service wants people to step up to the challenge again. Saturday, the agency is urging everyone in Roswell and beyond to leave non-perishable food donations in a bag near their mailboxes. Letter …
Eating out this weekend? Here's the dish on Roswell and North Fulton restaurants.
From the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness, here are the results of some recent area restaurant inspections in North Fulton. Code violations are included for scores below B. See all violations by clicking on "Last inspection" under each restaurant name. Anna Lee's 425 Market Place, Roswell 30076 Last inspection: May 6, Score: 96, Grade: A Captain D's 705 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30075 Last inspection: May 7, Score: 100, Grade: A The Derby 9850 Nesbit Ferry Road, Johns Creek 30022 Last inspection: May 6, Score: 100, Grade: A Di Paolo 8560 Holcomb Bridge Road, Johns Creek 30022 Last inspection: May 8, Score: 96, Grade: A Hardee's 891 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell 30076 Last inspection: May 6, Score: 100, Grade: A Hooligans …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Restaurant, which has a Roswell location, offering a chance to win a trip.
McAlister's Deli, which has a location on Market Boulevard in Roswell, has launched a sweepstakes for folks to win a trip to New York's Mississippi in the Park event. Contestants must go to either the restaurant chain's website or Facebook page and answer a quiz about what they are craving that day. The contest is open through May 17.
In celebration of Mother's Day 2013 in Roswell, share your favorite pictures and memories of Mom.
Mother's Day 2013 is fast approaching on Sunday, May 12, and what better way to honor Mom than sharing your favorite pictures and memories with fellow Roswell Patch readers? So far this week we've asked you to share the best Mother's Day brunch spots as well as best places to find gifts for Mom. Now we would love it if you'd share your favorite picture of your mother. It's easy – all you have to do is hit one of the "Upload Pictures and Videos" buttons accompany this article, choose your picture, and tell us in the caption why you love your mom! To help get you started, we've shared a picture of our Community Editor Liz Kennedy enjoying a Braves game with her lovely mom. If you don't want to share a picture, you can still tell us all about…