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Thomas Woolfolk

Thomas Woolfolk a teacher at Harbins Elementary, won a contest from the Atlanta Hawks and Adventure to Fitness for his efforts to encourage active learning and healthy lifestyles. 

ATLANTA - Childhood obesity has increased significantly over the past 30 years, driven by declines in children's physical activity and healthy eating. These trends run counter to a growing body of research demonstrating that increased physical activity not only improves children's health, but also improves their behavior, focus, cognitive function, and overall academic achievement.

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Lawrenceville – April is National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Month and includes National Pet Parents Day (April 29), Adopt a Shelter Pet Day (April 30), and National Hairball Awareness Day (April 25). In recognition of those special occasions and to honor our dedicated animal control officers, the Gwinnett Animal Welfare and Enforcement Division has cut adoption fees to $45 for dogs.

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Lawrenceville – The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved the Countywide Trails Master Plan, which ultimately will create a seamless, interconnected web of bike and pedestrian pathways for recreation, commuting or running errands.

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Attention Cancer Warriors!! Now you have a resource to take cleaning off of your plate—at no cost. Rescue My Time Cleaning Service is a local business that offers free home cleanings to women fighting cancer through a nonprofit organization they joined called Cleaning For A Reason. Cleaning companies register with Cleaning For A Reason to connect local businesses with individuals in need.

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Suzanne and Matthew Holtkamp

The Hudgens Center for Art & Learning is pleased to announce the results of a strategic partnership with Holtkamp Heating & Air. In addition to generously sponsoring free admission to our galleries for all in 2017 which generated hundreds of new visitors, the Holtkamp team also serviced all of the Center’s HVAC systems and installed 18 new smart thermostats to maximize energy efficiency. 

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