Last weekend Mom and I got to volunteer at the cutest event in downtown Norcross: A Widlife Tree Party! I just wanted to share the experience with y’all because it would be a great idea for a neighborhood or class party or even just a fun tradition to do with your … [Read more...]
If you've read our About Us page, you know that we are a mother daughter duo from two small towns outside Atlanta. We are both very active in our unique communities and love to write about all they have to offer. Here's what you'll see below:
Norcross is home to Pam (and Buddy!). The best thing about Norcross is the true sense of community. People here are proud of the physical history, such as the homes, businesses, and civic buildings, but we're also proud of the stories and cherish the memories of past citizens who contributed so much. As we honor the history, Norcross is moving into the future with enthusiasm. Events, ways to be involved, and improvements to our little town are seen everywhere.
This is Sara's neck of the woods and boy is it unique! Clarkston has been called "the most diverse square mile in America" and that's the truth. Refugees from all over the world started being placed here in the 90's and today there are over 60 languages spoken in the 1.4 square miles of the city limits. The American-born residents here are proud to have such a unique city population and the refugees find the comfort of a community that can relate to their experiences and cultures while also having the freedom that makes America so great.
So technically neither of us live in Tucker, but it is right around the corner from Clarkston and is a place where Sara spends a lot of time so she stays involved with the local events. A brand new city (as of 2016!), Tucker is growing fast and is home to many wonderful locally owned restaurants, bars, and shops. The historical and current events here are beloved by the city's residents and those who live close by.
We hope you enjoy hearing about the colorful past and current events that make these towns so special!
As summer marches on the market just keeps getting better. The organizers are learning as they go, the community is discovering how best to take advantage of what the market has to offer, and the vendors are learning what the community needs and wants. … [Read more...]
Why did I write this? Over and over we get asked the same question: How did you find the lot to build your house? No, it was not listed for sale. I didn't know where to start either. I just dove in and started trying ideas. Because there's not a lot of information out … [Read more...]
The awesome town of Norcross, Georgia, has now had the third of its Community Markets, scheduled from 9am to 1pm each Saturday through August 13th, (except July 4th week). The first three weeks have seen a community of people and organizations coming together to bring the type of … [Read more...]
My newly adopted hometown, Norcross, Georgia, was the first town in our county to be placed on the U.S. Register of Historic Places. The homes (and two other buildings) in this walking tour are just a few of the interesting and beautiful homes located here. … [Read more...]
Don't you just love local neighborhood farmers markets? Personally, I'm a huge fan of eating fresh and healthy as well as supporting local businesses, so I'm always excited for the weather to warm up so the farmers markets can open! The Tucker Farmers Market is small, but it … [Read more...]
Since moving to Norcross, Georgia, in October, 2015, it amazes me that most people, even in the Atlanta area, don't realize what a wonderful Historic District we have here. There are several major highways that come through the area and when you say "I live in Norcross" what … [Read more...]
There are so many reasons to love Spring: the flowers blooming, the days getting longer, the weather getting warmer- But my favorite part is community gatherings. I feel like all Winter long people just hibernate. Here in Georgia, our winters are not super cold compared to … [Read more...]
Now, I am, by no means, a restaurant critic -- just a new resident of Historic Norcross, and proud to be here. As the spring comes, I am SO excited about all the activities available in this wonderful little town. I plan to stay involved in as many as I can, and I will, to the … [Read more...]
Okay, here goes.... This will be an ongoing saga. … [Read more...]