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Produce galore and so much more: Braselton Farmers Market is open until 7 p.m.

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Farmer-Cass-produce-DSC_0611Don’t miss out on a chance to get some produce and more to enhance your July 4 weekend plans.

The Braselton Farmers Market is now open at the corner of Davis Street and Harrison Street in downtown Braselton and you can pick up fresh squash and zucchini, eggplant, peppers and onions to pop onto the grill with some homemade sausage blended with fine ingredients using a Romania family recipe.

Farmer Cass from Finch Creek Farms added beans to his selection of produce that includes potatoes, squash, zucchini as well as some delicious smelling lemon basil.

Tickle Me Green Farm has tomatoes, squash, beans, zucchini, eggplant, peppers and more while The Back Forty’s heirloom tomatoes were selling quickly.

The R2 Farm was also on hand with onions, bite-sized tomatoes and other fresh-picked vegies.

If you are looking for honey to sweeten up that barbecue sauce or some salsa, jellies and jams, pickles and breads, the Braselton Farmers Market has it. Also you can get some perogies and other ready-to-eat selections to take home to enjoy or get them frozen to enjoy later.

The farmers market continues in Braselton into October.

Braselton Farmers Market July 3, 2015

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I pledge allegiance to the flag….

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Garner-Crow-pledge-DSC_0194Part of the beauty of summer vacation is being able to spend time with grandparents and that’s what Garner Crow, grandson of Jackson County Board of Commission Chairman Tom Crow, had an opportunity to do in June. He visited from the Atlanta area.

When Garner accompanied his granddad to the June 15 commission meeting, he was asked to lead the Pledge Allegiance to the American Flag.

Garner is a Boy Scout in Troop 298.

Georgia Kids Academy honored for raising bar in child care experience

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Jennifer Edwards, L, and Jamie Stevens are pleased to sport the three-star quality rating banner outside Georgia Kids Academy in Hoschton. The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning recently announced Georgia Kids Academy attained the highest quality rating award and is the only three-star quality recipient in Jackson County. See LeAnne Akin's photo gallery below.

Jennifer Edwards, L, and Jamie Stevens are pleased to sport the three-star quality rating banner outside Georgia Kids Academy in Hoschton. The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning recently announced Georgia Kids Academy attained the highest quality rating award and is the only three-star quality recipient in Jackson County. See LeAnne Akin’s photo gallery below.

By LEANNE AKIN
lakin@clickthepaper.com
Georgia Kids Academy recently received a three-star quality rating from the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning in its first time participating in the program.
Georgia Kids Academy received the highest quality rating awarded and is the only day care provider in Jackson County to attain the three-star quality raring.
The number of stars a program is awarded is based on a combination of points compiled from an independent observation and a portfolio that demonstrates that the program meets standards above and beyond what licensing requires.
“We achieved a three-star rating on our first try because the teachers and staff all worked together for almost a full year to raise our bar to the highest level updating policies and procedures to provide our kids the best possible star to their education,” said Jamie Stevens, owner-operator of Georgia Kids Academy.

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Run the Vineyard 5K is Aug. 1

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VineyardRun-logoThe Braselton Rotary Club will host the seventh annual Run the Vineyard on Saturday, Aug. 1, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Online registration is now available for $20 at www.active.com (See braselton-ga/running/distance-running-races/7th-annual-run-the-vineyard-5k-rotary-club-of-braselton-2015).

Rotarians will also have registration forms available later this week.

The 5K runs through the grounds of Chateau Elan and raises money for local charity partners as well as a donation to the booster club of the high school cross country team with the most participants.

Packet pick-up is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 31, or from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on race day at Paddy’s Pavilion located at Chateau Elan.

Just in time for Independence Day decorating

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DSC_0538[1]Just in time for the patriotic July 4 weekend, Two Ladies in the Attic is having a 50-percent off sale on the red, white and blue and patriotic decor including signs and flags. Stop inside the Braselton Brothers Store complex and check out the items as well as the deli offerings. And be on the lookout for a fresh look coming to the store, says owner JoAnne Santiago, who also owns and operates Higher Grounds Coffee House.