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Electricity - it's one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It's hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That's why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today's day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.

Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Sugar Hill, GA. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.

Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don't let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that's exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We're talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses - only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Sugar Hill.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in Sugar Hill, GA? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

As guests in your home, you won't ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don't need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that's what we will provide.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you're not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you're satisfied paying.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Sugar Hill. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.

Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:

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Electrical Repairs

Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection
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Electrical Installations

Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you'd like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week - there's no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Sugar Hill, GA, can't handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation
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Renovations and Remodeling

If you're renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring
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New Construction Electrical Projects

Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it's just another day on the job. If you're building your dream home, don't leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Sugar Hill. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring
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Your Residential Electrician in Sugar Hill, GA

When you own a home, there's something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren't fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it's best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home's safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home's electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.

With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.

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Panel Breaker is Tripped

If you don't have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can't, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the "off" position before turning it back on. If you don't have any luck, give our office a call. We'll send a trained residential electrician in Sugar Hill to your home to fix the problem on-site.

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Overhead Fan Stops Working

If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it "on" or "off," they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you're sure you didn't hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We'll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.

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Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you're constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it's most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.

At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you're renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Sugar Hill.

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Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home's Electrical Systems

Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That's why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home's most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family's safety.

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Install Surge Protectors

Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home's electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.

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Examine Your Breaker Panel

Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there's a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won't flip, it's time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Sugar Hill, GA, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

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Test Your GFIs

GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a "test" and a "reset" button. Hit the "test" button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit "reset" to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.

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Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don't need checking every month, it's a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.

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Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home's electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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DELIVERING QUALITY ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO 5,000+ HOMES PER YEAR

he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you're promised.

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Full-Service Electrical Work for Home and Business

Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.

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Latest News in Sugar Hill, GA

History: Canneries provide evidence of local agricultural community in Sugar Hill

It is hard to imagine today, but the economy of Sugar Hill and Gwinnett County in the late 1800s and early 1900s was dominated by agriculture. Our agricultural past as a community is most evident in the lack of old growth trees in the area. Secondary growth forested areas, even along the Chattahoochee River, are prevalent because of the clear-cutting associated with past farming activity. There is even evidence of terracing on National Park Service property just below Buford Dam and behind the Sugar Hill Golf Course. The Sugar Hill of yester...

It is hard to imagine today, but the economy of Sugar Hill and Gwinnett County in the late 1800s and early 1900s was dominated by agriculture. Our agricultural past as a community is most evident in the lack of old growth trees in the area. Secondary growth forested areas, even along the Chattahoochee River, are prevalent because of the clear-cutting associated with past farming activity. There is even evidence of terracing on National Park Service property just below Buford Dam and behind the Sugar Hill Golf Course. The Sugar Hill of yesterday is a lot different from the Sugar Hill of today.

If we could go back in time to the 1930s and drive down the then dirt road that is now Level Creek Road, you would notice fields cleared for cotton and other agricultural activities. A 1939 aerial photo taken from an airplane is a stark reminder that much of Sugar Hill in our early history was cleared for agricultural purposes. Some of Sugar Hill’s early founders, like the Buice and Sudderth families, owned large farms in the area. Glad Sudderth’s father ran a 100-acre farm in the area near where the Publix on Cumming Highway exists today. The Sudderth family grew corn and cotton, as well as other commodities. Louis Grizzle, in a 2014 interview for Sugar Hill’s 75th anniversary, reflected on his father’s 30-acres of land that were used to grow corn, which was taken and milled into flour. Agricultural activities in the Sugar Hill community, without a doubt, helped feed local families and this region of Georgia.

Most families in Sugar Hill, even on a small scale, had their own gardens and grew their own fruits and vegetables. The food grown in home gardens was sometimes used to add to the food they might purchase at a local grocery store. In many instances, growing additional food in a home garden was a necessity. It was not uncommon for neighbors to also trade food items, like eggs for milk or even cheese. My grandparents, great-aunts and great uncles who lived in various parts of the north Georgia mountains all canned food items in glass jars that could be stored in cool cellars throughout the year and long past the growing season. Residents of Sugar Hill preserved everything from green beans to apples, as well as jams and jellies made from fruits like muscadines, pears and figs. In some instances, the canning in glass jars would take place at home, but many others would take their harvested fruits and vegetables to a local cannery to preserve the food in steel cans.

Sugar Hill, in the past, had two canneries. In the early 1900s, there was a peach cannery. In the early 1940s, another cannery opened in the community that canned vegetables for residents of Sugar Hill until it closed in the late 1950s. In a 1949 aerial photo of Sugar Hill, the second cannery is clearly visible in the area where Church Street and Level Creek Road now meet at a three-way stop sign. Residents of that time would pick and clean their fruits and vegetables, like peaches and green beans, before taking them to the cannery to be canned. The cannery would charge a minimum amount to put the fruits and vegetables into steel cans. The cans would be heated to kill bacteria and sealed, which would help preserve the fruits and vegetables beyond the normal shelf life at a produce stand. The cannery was only open to the public several days a week and, often, was in such high demand that there was a long wait.

It is not hard to imagine that residents of Sugar Hill would take the time to talk to and socialize with their neighbors who were also waiting at the Sugar Hill Cannery, while forming strong memories of the cannery and the role it played in shaping our community. Community was built through the common need to harvest and preserve fruits and vegetables.

Brandon Hembree is mayor of Sugar Hill. He is a 20-year resident of the city, and he uses his interest in history to detail Sugar Hill’s rich past.

FEATURED PHOTO: The Sugar Hill Cannery. Photo courtesy of Brandon Hembree.

Winter Haven wins prestigious Kevin Brown TOC in Illinois

WASHINGTON, ILLINOIS – While teams dream to finish their seasons as champions, Winter Haven boys basketball started this season's campaign as one.Winter Haven won the prestigious 17th annual Kevin Brown Memorial Tournament of Champions in Washington, Illinois Saturday after handing Sugar Hill (Ga.) Lanier, 78-61, in the championship game. The tournament was broadcast live on YouTube. The Blue Devils finished as the only unbeaten team in the eight-team field.“All of those teams had talent, but this was our first four...

WASHINGTON, ILLINOIS – While teams dream to finish their seasons as champions, Winter Haven boys basketball started this season's campaign as one.

Winter Haven won the prestigious 17th annual Kevin Brown Memorial Tournament of Champions in Washington, Illinois Saturday after handing Sugar Hill (Ga.) Lanier, 78-61, in the championship game. The tournament was broadcast live on YouTube. The Blue Devils finished as the only unbeaten team in the eight-team field.

“All of those teams had talent, but this was our first four games of the season, and I needed to know how we were going to put it together,” Winter Haven head coach Tyrone Woodside said. “We wanted to go 4-0 but I wanted them to play well and see how the chemistry gets built.

“Our goal was to win it, but a lot had to do with how well we gelled together. We have been playing really well over the summer, but chemistry-wise, because we have a lot of talent, our talent has overwhelmed teams.”

The Blue Devils (4-0) placed four of the tournament’s six players on the All-Tournament team, including tournament MVP Isaac Celiscar.

Joining him were Georgia-signee Dylan James, Kjei Parker and Jamie Phillips. Matthew Vaughn won the tournament’s Hustle Award, which landed a medal in the hands of all five Winter Haven starters.

“I have very rarely seen a team with four players on the All-Tournament team,” Woodside said. “Because the tournament is so big, the first game we played against Metamora, a local team that has a fan base that travels with them, we were able to handle adversity in a different environment. James, Celiscar, Phillips and Parker, are all used to that. But I was concerned about the rest of my roster and how they would handle it because I needed production out of the whole team.”

Winter Haven – ranked 25th in the SBLive Sports Florida Boys Basketball Power 25 – reached the title game after a 3-0 performance in pool play at the four-day tournament, Phillips and Celiscar both scored 21 and Parker 19 while downing Lanier.

Winter Haven topped Metamora 72-64 in its first game Wednesday and then opened a lot of eyes with a 110-81 thrashing of Houston's Booker T. Washington. The 110-point outburst was just a point shy of the tournament's single-game scoring record set by Chicago St. Rita last year.

“We honestly didn’t know or I might have gone ahead and left (our starters) in to get one more point,” Woodside said. “We could have done it (against Yorkville Christian) but I needed our starters to get rest because four games in four days is a lot. Plus they had already started getting bothered by the weather, their throats, and some of them had their chests bothering them. We weren’t totally healthy.”

Parker scored 28 against Washington while Celiscar added 24 and Vaughn 21. Against Metamora, Celiscar finished with 19 and James 16 with 13 rebounds and two crowd-pleasing dunks.

The Blue Devils finished pool play smoking Yorkville, 90-41, on Friday. Parker led with 19 points and Vaughn added 16.

St. Rita, ranked 27th overall in the country, was considered the tournament favorite by many onlookers, but never reached the title game after falling to Joliet West, 64-56, and St. Louis' Cardinal Ritter, 71-66.

“Everyone expected us to play St. Rita,” Woodside said. “I think they were down a guard.”

Winter Haven won its only FHSAA boys basketball state championship in the spring of 1973 with future four-time NBA All-Star Otis Birdsong, who was selected to the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018.

This spring will mark the 50th anniversary of the title, and Woodside admits he thinks about it often. Winter Haven has also reached the state semifinals under Woodside four times in 2012, 2013, 2018 and this past season.

“We have been thinking about it on all four visits,” Woodside said. “Fifty is a nice-round number to give us some closure.”

Winter Haven also reached the state tournament semifinals in 1922, 1995, 2003 and 2004.

‘The best of us’: Sugar Hill honors veterans during annual ceremony

By Michelle Stewart | Staff WriterThe word “veteran” has a special meaning to William “Bill” Harting, 73, a resident of Sugar Hill for the past 26 years.Harting was born and raised in Albany, New York, the son of a veteran. Rising to the rank of staff sergeant in the Marine Corps, he served for 13 years from 1973 to 1986. During those years of service, Harting lived and was stationed in California, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Camp Lejeune in North Carolina and Okinawa, Japan....

By Michelle Stewart | Staff Writer

The word “veteran” has a special meaning to William “Bill” Harting, 73, a resident of Sugar Hill for the past 26 years.

Harting was born and raised in Albany, New York, the son of a veteran. Rising to the rank of staff sergeant in the Marine Corps, he served for 13 years from 1973 to 1986. During those years of service, Harting lived and was stationed in California, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Camp Lejeune in North Carolina and Okinawa, Japan.

The city of Sugar Hill honored Harting, a member of the Historic Preservation Society, by hosting him as the veteran speaker at its annual Veterans Day Ceremony held Sunday, Nov. 13, at the city’s Veterans Memorial Plaza.

Harting said he is proud to have served his country for more than a decade.

“It was the best 13 years, even meeting my wife in 1976, and we’ve been married ever since,” he said.

Harting’s father, a 102-year-old veteran of WWII, is still living but was unable to attend the ceremony.

Discussing what it means to be a veteran, Harting read an eloquent explanation by an unknown author about understanding military veterans. He closed with the words, “Stand tall and proud, you have earned the right to be called a veteran. I am a veteran. Thank you.”

Mayor Pro Tem Taylor Anderson also spoke during the ceremony of remembering and honoring his grandfather, Corporal Ivan Chase, who served in World War II. Anderson thanked the veterans who were present and gave a brief history of Veterans Day, which was originally celebrated as Armistice Day in 1919 at the end of World War I to mark the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany. This signing took place at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, with its first observance taking place in 1919. Thus, Nov. 11 became a federal holiday in 1938, formally becoming Veterans Day in 1954 when it was signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, himself a veteran.

Speaking of the nation’s veterans, Anderson said, “We must acknowledge their sacrifice and service, not just today, but every day. We can’t take their service for granted nor forget that they are the best of us.”

Kathryn Baskin, chair of the Sugar Hill Historic Preservation Society, spoke of the importance of the city’s Veterans Memorial Plaza and noted there are 137 veterans buried in the Sugar Hill Historic Cemetery. Baskin invited attendees to view bricks within the plaza that are engraved with the names of veterans, their branches of service and the years they served.

Stephanie Isaacs, Sugar Hill’s cemeterian, who is responsible for taking care of the cemetery and the graves of service members buried there, expressed gratitude to those who attended the ceremony. Isaacs described the life of Lieutenant Corporal James Franklin Payne, who is buried in the city cemetery. Payne served his country as a Marine for three years beginning in 1956 and was always proud of his military service. Isaacs announced that Payne will be honored by the Veterans Administration and the City of Sugar Hill with a military stone that will be placed on his grave.

Rebecca Jordan of the local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter was the final speaker of the ceremony. Jordan, along with Baskin, recognized the veterans of America with the dedication of two wreaths, describing them as “a visual representation of gratitude and determination to remember to pause and tell the stories of those that have served.”

The Broad Street Concert Band provided music for the ceremony and accompanied Meredith Rosbach, who sang the National Anthem. Several veterans were present as members of the band. The American Legion Post 127 Honor Guard fired a three-volley salute in honor of those who have served, and Boy Scout Troop 1537 attended to assist with the flag raising.

FEATURED PHOTO: William “Bill” Harting, a Marine Corps veteran, speaks during Sugar Hill’s Veterans Day Ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, at the city’s Veterans Memorial Plaza.

Mannheim Steamroller, anime and more: 15 things to do in metro Atlanta this weekend

Looking for something fun to do in metro Atlanta this weekend? Holiday events are well underway, with a tree lighting at The Battery Atlanta, a Winter House multi-day event at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center and more. You can also visit Chattahoochee Nature Center’s inflatable planetarium or attend Atlanta Anime Day in Duluth.Friday, Nov. 25–Sunday, Nov. 27 plus additional dates. Illuminarium Atlanta, 550 Somerset Terrace NE, Atlanta. $24 standard admission, $89 family package.Take part in an interactive adventure in a...

Looking for something fun to do in metro Atlanta this weekend? Holiday events are well underway, with a tree lighting at The Battery Atlanta, a Winter House multi-day event at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center and more. You can also visit Chattahoochee Nature Center’s inflatable planetarium or attend Atlanta Anime Day in Duluth.

Friday, Nov. 25–Sunday, Nov. 27 plus additional dates. Illuminarium Atlanta, 550 Somerset Terrace NE, Atlanta. $24 standard admission, $89 family package.

Take part in an interactive adventure in a dreamlike world inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland.

2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27. $49 and up. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-881-2100, 855-285-8499 (box office.)

Get in the holiday spirit with the musical and multimedia extravaganza of Mannheim Steamroller.

10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25. Free with registration required. Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail, meet at 240 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-522-4097.

Get outside and join Trees Atlanta for a tour led by an expert docent. You’ll learn about local history, see some art and Tiny Doors, and walk through the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. The tour ends at the Ponce City Market.

Cobb

3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27. $10. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. 770-293-0080.

Sing along to a screening of the classic film “The Sound of Music” with songs including “Do-Re-Mi,” “My Favorite Things,” and of course, “The Sound of Music.” If you’d like to hear a free live pre-show concert on the Mighty Allen Theatre Organ, arrive 30 minutes early.

5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. with tree lighting at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26. The Plaza at Battery Atlanta, 755 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-494-1150.

Head to The Battery Atlanta for its sixth annual tree lighting, starting with A-Town A-List on stage. Mark Owens and Blooper will help welcome Santa. After the event, “The Grinch” will be shown on the Georgia Power Pavilion screen.

2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26 and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27. $25. Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, 548 South Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta. 770-906-8289.

Watch the Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theatre’s rendition of the beloved ballet “The Nutcracker,” complete with toy soldiers, giant mice, and dolls.

DeKalb

Noon-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26 and noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 with additional dates. Free admission, with a charge for some activities. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta. 404-872-5338.

Start a new holiday tradition with Callanwolde’s Winter House, which offers live entertainment, workshops, Santa visits, history tours and more.

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26. Included with general admission of $22.95-$24.95, free with membership. Fernbank, 767 Clifton Road, Atlanta. 404-929-6300.

Cast members from Alliance Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol” bring some holiday cheer and songs to Fernbank.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26 and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27. Free admission. Spruill Gallery, 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 770-394-4019.

Shop for high-quality, handcrafted goods by top Georgia artists at the Spruill Gallery’s annual Holiday Artists Market.

North Fulton

10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25. $75 for a family of four with at least one adult. Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4305 State Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 770-751-8561.

Bring the kids age 4 and up to decorate their own gingerbread houses with all the materials provided.

Noon and 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26. Included with general admission of $15 adults, $11 seniors 65 and older and students age 13-18, $9 children age 3-12 and children 2 and under free. Free for members. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055.

See the fall sky and learn about constellations from inside the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s inflatable planetarium. Since the planetarium is completely dark inside, the presentation is designed for ages 6 and up.

7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27. $34. The Velvet Note, 4075 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. 855-583-5838.

Vocalist and upright bassist Billy Thornton performs jazz-style arrangements of pop and rock songs along with jazz standards.

Gwinnett

10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26. $5 admission, free for military personnel, first responders and kids under 10. Gas South Convention Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-813-7500.

See panels, dress up for a costume contest and shop for anime, fantasy, comic and hobby items at a huge marketplace.

10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26. $7. Aurora Theatre at Lawrenceville Arts Center, 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222.

Hear funny and moving stories of gratitude shared by Barry Stewart Mann.

7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25. $50-$55. The Eagle at Sugar Hill, 5029 West Broad St., Sugar Hill. 770-945-6929.

Enjoy John Berry’s annual concert at The Eagle Theatre as he performs some of his classic hits including “Your Love Amazes Me” along with holiday favorites such as “O Holy Night.”

Sugar Hill City Council approves alcohol code amendment for wine tastings

By Michelle Stewart | Staff Writer After approving the agenda and minutes from its September meeting, the Sugar Hill City Council got down to business with both a presentation and a proclamation at its meeting on Monday, Oct. 10, 2022. Honored with the presentation of appreciation for his many years of service and dedication to the ...

By Michelle Stewart | Staff Writer

After approving the agenda and minutes from its September meeting, the Sugar Hill City Council got down to business with both a presentation and a proclamation at its meeting on Monday, Oct. 10, 2022. Honored with the presentation of appreciation for his many years of service and dedication to the Downtown Development Authority, Marc Orcutt received a statue from the mayor and council. A proclamation was also read declaring October 2022 Recovery Month in the city of Sugar Hill. The theme of this month is “Recovery for Everyone.” October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which was designated at the September 2022 meeting.

The city issued 116 passports and 29 new business licenses for the month of September. City Clerk Jane Whittington reminded the community that renewals will be due soon and that the proper forms can be found on the city’s website. City Manager Paul Radford introduced two new employees who were recently welcomed to the Planning and Development Department, Claire Weatherly and Logan Winter.

In the area of public safety, Chief Marshal Diane King reported that September was a busy month for the Sugar Hill Marshal’s Office, with staff attending multiple training events and seminars. The marshals are now CPR certified again after completing recertification.

During the new business portion of the meeting, the council discussed new Downtown Development Authority appointments and unanimously approved three nominations for the DDA. Lexi Crosen, Mark Hagan and Mark Jernasen were appointed.

Also discussed was the alcohol code amendment for wine tastings. The amendment would delete section 6138 -a -1, which states that no more than 20% of gross revenue can come from wine sales. The amendment would allow the code to align with state law and would also require that a wine tasting cannot exceed four hours and may occur no more than 52 times per year, with participants not allowed to consume more than 5 ounces in a four-hour period. The Article 3 Amendment was unanimously approved by the council.

The Sugar Hill City Council’s next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at City Hall.

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