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Saturday, November 15 2014
 
Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership                                 Nov. 10, 2014

On Your Mark, Get Ready, Set, Go

The countdown to Christmas has already begun.  You can get ahead in this game by shopping locally as a first option.  Lilburn has many great shopping options throughout the major corridors as well as the less- traveled through streets.  Save some time and gas by shopping in Lilburn.

As you plan your shopping, keep in mind the great eateries and service businesses that are right here in your community.  Give some special thought to going to Downtown Lilburn and supporting the businesses there as they weather the road construction - it's an easy detour and a way to show support for Lilburn business operators.

(Go to the Blog page to translate this issue. www.lilburncp.com or read it later.)


LCP Receives Grant from Allstate 

The Lilburn Community Partnership, Inc. is delighted to receive $1,000 from The Allstate Foundation in honor of Allstate Agent Miriam Vega's volunteerism. We are pleased to partner with Allstate and their commitment to making our hometowns better, safer places to live.

The LCP is currently working to weatherize the Wynne-Russell Historic Home in preparation for hosting community gatherings.  These funds will help implement the organization’s mission of “fostering a vigorous, secure and community spirit-filled environment in which residents, businesses, organizations, institutions and visitors prosper.” 

LCP president Diana Preston said, “We truly appreciate this grant. It comes to us at a critical time as we are making much needed improvements inside and outside the Wynne-Russell house so that we can continue our programming for community building.  Miriam Vega’s Allstate Insurance Agency is a great community partner.”


Attention Veterans
 
If you missed the Veterans Celebration in Lilburn Park Sunday, you can still feel honored in Lilburn on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11. See below from Bambinelli's :

"Thank you for sacrificing your time and dedicating your life to protect the freedom of all Americans. A very selfless act deserves more than just a thank you.

Come in Tuesday, November 11th, and receive a free entrée with your military/veterans ID."


Free Self-Defense Course

Public Issues and Lilburn Woman's Club, will be hosting a Free Self Defense Course on Nov. 12 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Harmony Grove United Methodist Church in Lilburn.  Gwinnett County Police Officer Keving Martinez will be the presenter.

This is a great time to learn how to be vigilant and informed on personal safety as we enter the busiest shopping season of the year.


 
Design 29  Update 
 
Last week's Design 29 was well attended by close to 30 interested residents.  If you didn't make it to last week's Design 29 public input, make a point to provide your input through the project website: Design29.mindmixer.com - and sign up for updates. The site is a great outlet for providing feedback and accessing the latest news.  Future input meetings will be scheduled in 2015 and you can stay informed on those dates through the website.
 

Wynne-Russell News

Holiday Family Photos, Tours, and Crafts

This past Saturday was a great day to for visitors to the Wynne-Russell House.  Several vendors displayed crafts and baked goods and photographers Valerie Payne and Richard Ferris took great family photos (pets included.)

The Lilburn Community Partnership has decorated the house for the holidays and will be planning two more photos, crafts and tour events for Saturdays, Dec. 6 and Dec. 20 from noon until 4 p.m. Interested vendors may register through Lilburnevents.com or info@lilburncp.com.

Another recent event at the Wynne Russell House was Gross Goodies on Oct. 26. Attended by approx. 70 Girl Scouts, Leaders, and family members. The girls enjoyed  a little taste of the haunted history of the house (Ghost Readings Report by Timeless Paranormal) along with their Gross Goodies.  They sampled or took home creepy cakes, several types of "q-tips", vats of soupy, sloppy mystery food, marshmallow mummies, a meatloaf foot, and lots of other body parts everywhere.  A fun, sugary time was had by all.

The Wynne-Russell House is a true Lilburn treasure and we appreciate the community coming out to visit it. Donations are appreciated and will benefit the repair and maintenance of the Wynne-Russell Historical House. As we draw near to the end of the year, please keep the house in mind that the LCP is a 501c3 and donations to the organization to benefit house are tax deductible. Contact info@lilburncp for more information.


Lilburn Lions Club Formation Update

The Lilburn Lions information meeting was held last Thursday at the Wynne Russell and now has 16 interested individuals registered.  Lions Club Recruiter Dick Smith has scheduled another meeting on Thursday, Nov. 20 at noon at the Wynne-Russell House.  Once 20 registrations have been received, the group will convene to elect officers, set meeting times and locations.  Currently those registering are interested in lunch meetings, but if enough are interested, it is possible to hold one lunch meeting and one evening meeting a month.  The Snellville Lions Club is the sponsoring club and will assist the Lilburn Lions Club as it gets established.  For more information follow this LINK. You may also contact Dick Smith at volvo12@hotmail.com.  


City of Lilburn News and Events

Teresa Czyz Elected to Post 1 City Council Seat

Teresa Czyz was victorious in the city’s special election on Nov. 4 to elect a City Council representative for Post 1 (to replace Thomas Wight). She will be sworn in at Monday's City Council Meeting (7:30 pm).

Lilburn announces Christmas Parade Grand Marshal

Arcado Elementary School principal Penny Palmer Young will serve as Grand Marshal of the 2014 Lilburn Christmas Parade.

Arcado Elementary was recently selected by the U.S. Department of Education as a winner of the 2014 Green Ribbon Schools Sustainability Award. Arcado was one of only two schools in the state of Georgia to receive this honor. Principal Young, a graduate of Brookwood High School, has worked at the school for five years.

The annual Lilburn Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, Dec. 6. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and will move along Main Street to City Hall. Following the parade, children will have the opportunity to have professional pictures taken with Santa. Parade applications are due by November 14 at 5 p.m.

Other holiday events include the City’s annual tree lighting, which will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. In addition to the lighting of the tree, the Lilburn Middle School Chorus will provide live entertainment, and holiday coloring contest winners will be announced.

Media Contact: Rozalyn Schmitt, Event Coordinator, 770-638-2225, rschmitt@cityoflilburn.com

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Additional Info...

Register now for the Lilburn Christmas Parade!

For more info on City News, visit the web site as well as Facebook.  

 

The Lilburn Arts Alliance welcomes mixed media and watercolor artist Susie Schklar, who will demonstrate ways to become a more confident, colorful and creative artist. Working in contemporary and abstract form, Susie Schklar expresses her compositions on canvas and paper.  The meeting is Wednesday, November 12th, 7PM at the Lilburn City Hall, 76 Main Street.

Fall Art Exhibit: On Saturday, November 15th, the Lilburn Arts Alliance will host their fall Art Exhibit at the Lilburn City Hall, 76 Main Street, from 11AM to 4PM. Stop by to see and buy original art by our creative artists. Works include paintings, photography, mixed media and 3-Dimensional art. This will be a fantastic opportunity to purchase art for the art lovers on your Christmas gift list.


Festival Input Requested

Did you attend the Small Town, Big World International Festival?  Already we have had a number of exhibitors and attendees complete our surveys. Please take a few minutes and give us your feedback as we begin planning next year's event: Attendee Link     Were you a participant, performer, exhibitor or vendor?  Participant Link.             


Gwinnett County News

McDaniel Farm in Duluth:  Heritage Site

Civil War Holiday at McDaniel Farm in Duluth, Nov. 15, 10 am – 4 pm.

Experience the holiday season during the 1860s through a living history demonstration at McDaniel Farm. Visit Union & Confederate Reenactors * Participate In Bayonet Practice * Observe Blacksmith Demonstrations *Listen To Confederate Sailor Stories * Encounter A Mock Skirmish * Watch A Soldier Cook * Experience The Sounds Of The Dulcimer  * Enjoy A Festive Hayride * Discover Ropemaking * Make Holiday Children's Crafts

Food will be available for purchase from The Atlanta Burger Truck.     

$5 program fee for ages 13 and up * $3 program fee for ages 3 to 12 * 2 and under free * Environmental Heritage Center members are free

Pre-register online or pay at the door. 

 Click here to register.


Please feel free to forward Lovin'Lilburn newsletter on to neighbors and friends.  Click this LINK to find a translatable newsletter. 

                      

Lilburn Community Partnership
4155 Lawrenceville Hwy. #8101
Lilburn, Georgia 30047

Phone: 678-230-9058
Email: info@Lilburncp.com

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Thursday, November 06 2014
 
 
Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership                                 November 2014

Fall Back to Shorter Days!

We have had a taste of frost and now with daylight waning, we realize a rush to get things done outside as we turn our thoughts to the November and December holidays.  "Make hay while the sun shines." has a lot of truth.  As these days get shorter and shorter, we look forward to Dec. 21st, the Winter Soltice or shortest day after which daylight will start increasing.

Remember to vote tomorrow.

(Go to the Blog page to translate this issue. www.lilburncp.com or read it later.)

 

 

Lilburn Community Partnership News
 

Holiday Family Photos, Tours, and Crafts

Come out this Saturday and have your family photo taken in an historic 1826 farm house.

This year the Wynne-Russell House will be decorated suitable for back-in-time holiday family photos and tours on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 am until 2 pm. 

Photographers Valerie Payne and Richard Ferris will be taking digital photos of family groups. The photos will be downloaded to a CD which can be picked up Monday after the event at House of Payne Gym,4565 Lawrenceville Hwy. (just down from Providence Christian Academy.) For vendor information go to LilburnEvents.com.

Donations are much appreciated and will benefit the repair and maintenance of the Wynne-Russell Historical House. We welcome your support of this community treasure.

Business & Residents After Hours - Great!!

The October 21 Business After Hours sponsored by Lilburn Community Partnership and under the leadership of Board Member Michael Taylor was a wonderful event. Held at Taste of Paradise Cafe in the Market Place Shopping Center, the event was attended by close to 70 people.  Guests enjoyed food by Taste of Paradise, entertainment by Jeff and Jeff, and a presentation by City of Lilburn Economic Director Doug Stacks and Lilburn CID Executive Director Gerald McDowell.  Great door prizes were given out and attendees all received a gift certificate for a complimentary car wash by Ultra Car Wash.

Future LCP After Hours will be scheduled the third Tuesday evenings of January, March, May, August and October of 2015.  Locations and programs are to be determined.  If you would like to host or suggest a program of interest, please contact Michael Taylor at mtaylor@bellsouth.net. 

For past BAH photos, check the LCP Facebook photo album 

Festival Input Requested

Did you attend the Small Town, Big World International Festival?  Already we have had a number of exhibitors and attendees complete our surveys. Please take a few minutes and give us your feedback as we begin planning next year's event: Attendee Link     Were you a participant, performer, exhibitor or vendor?  Participant Link.             


 
City of Lilburn News and Events

Veterans' Day 2014

Veterans Day Celebration will be Sunday November 9, 2:00 pm,  City Park.

Musical performances will be provided by students from Parkview Christian School and the Meadowcreek High School Orchestra.  

Attendees are encouraged to bring their worn, tattered, and damaged American flags to the event for proper retirement.  Lawrenceville VFW Post 5255 will provide this service free of charge.  

Several veteran oriented organizations will have displays at the event.  Attendees are encouraged to visit the various booths to learn about the organizations and find out how they might be able to get involved.  A sampling of organizations scheduled to attend includes Pets for Vets, Witness to War, and VFW Post 5255.  Soldiers Connection will be accepting items to include in care packages sent to members of the military.  A list of acceptable items may be found at soldiersconnectionus.blogspot.com.

Ice cream will be served to attendees following the celebration, courtesy of Bruster's Real Ice Cream of Lilburn.

Register now for the Lilburn Christmas Parade

Join your friends and neighbors as the City of Lilburn proudly presents the annual Lilburn Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 6. This year's parade theme is "Christmas Around the World".

The parade begins at 10 a.m., winding down Main Street to Lilburn City Hall. Following the parade, parents are welcome to take pictures of their children visiting with Santa.

Forms and additional info.

Residents to Elect Post 1 City Council Seat

The City of Lilburn will hold a special election on Nov. 4, 2014, to fill the vacant Post 1 seat on City Council. Qualifying was Aug. 25-29.

Michelle West and Teresa A. Czyz have qualified to run for the seat.

The polls will be open on Election Day, Nov. 4, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. All voting takes place at City Hall, 76 Main St., Lilburn, regardless of a city resident's assigned county polling place. Only registered voters who live inside the city limits will be eligible to vote in this municipal election.

For more info on City News, visit the web site as well as Facebook.  

Church Street Roundabout Now Open

The Main Street Alignment Project is taking shape. The Church Street roundabout has been completed and allows traffic to proceed around the intersection of Main Street and Church Street by only yielding to traffic that is already in the roundabout; in other words, if there is no traffic in the roundabout you don't have to stop to enter!  This portion is now open and ready to try out.  


Lilburn Community Improvement District News

Be a Part of the Design 29  Thurs. Nov. 6

The City of Lilburn and Lilburn CID are working on new ways to help US 29 (Lawrenceville Highway) transform our community.  The new Design 29 study effort will evaluate how urban design elements along the corridor can improve the sense of place for our community.

Be part of Design 29
Visit the project's site - Design29.mindmixer.com - and sign up for updates. The site is a great outlet for providing feedback and accessing the latest news.

Also plan to attend the first public workshop on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Providence Christian Academy (4575 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn, GA 30047).  The workshop will take place in the media room.

 Click here to download a project overview document.


 
News From Organizations
 
 

The Lilburn Arts Alliance welcomes mixed media and watercolor artist Susie Schklar, who will demonstrate ways to become a more confident, colorful and creative artist. Working in contemporary and abstract form, Susie Schklar expresses her compositions on canvas and paper.  The meeting is Wednesday, November 12th, 7PM at the Lilburn City Hall, 76 Main Street.

Fall Art Exhibit: On Saturday, November 15th, the Lilburn Arts Alliance will host their fall Art Exhibit at the Lilburn City Hall, 76 Main Street, from 11AM to 4PM. Stop by to see and buy original art by our creative artists. Works include paintings, photography, mixed media and 3-Dimensional art. This will be a fantastic opportunity to purchase art for the art lovers on your Christmas gift list.

Local Art Exhibits: We are always looking for new venues to place our art.  We are now showing our work at the Lilburn Library and at the Mountain Park Library. If you have a retail establishment in or around Lilburn, and would like to show original art on your walls, please contact Sabrena Hayat at sabrenahayat@hotmail.com or Peggy Sullens, President, at (770) 921-9440. 

 
Lilburn Business Association News
Lilburn Business Assoication (LBA) will host Businesss Builders Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 7 at 8:00 am at Killian Hall, 908 Killian Hill Rd. Featured will be City of Lilburn Police Chief Bruce Hedley who will speak on Holiday Safety.  
 
The LBA regular monthly meeting is on Tuesday, Nov. 18  at 11:30 am.  Tammy Thomas of Parkview High School will be speaking on "Partnership Potentials Between Businesses and Parkview High School."  Fully catered lunch provided by Killian Hall • Where: 908 Killian Hill Road Lilburn, GA 30047 • Cost: $15 for non-members $12 for members. LINK.
 
Lilburn Woman's Club News
 
After a great Lilburn Daze Festival, Lilburn Woman's Club members are now focusing their energy on their annual Holiday Auction.  The auction raises money "for the underserved children in our community."  This year's auction will take place Thursday, Dec. 4 at 6:00 pm at Mt. Carmel Church in Stone Mountain and will include a buffet by chef Stacy Maple.  Cost is $19 and you need to contact a Lilburn Woman's Club member for tickets. 

 Lions Club Info Meeting Thursday, Nov. 6 Noon

Last Thursday, Oct. 30, about 12 interested individuals gathered at the Wynne-Russell House to find out more about the formation of the Lilburn Lions Club.  Recruiter Richard Smith was very pleased and reported that he already had nine registered prior to the meeting. Richard and Snellville Lions Club member Sonny Medlin gave some information on some of the Snellville Club's projects.  

Some interesting facts resulting from the presentation: Lions Club International is the largest community service organization in the world. While most Lions Clubs support the Lighthouse for the Blind Foundation, clubs also determine other worthwile community service projects. The registration fee of $30 is waived for veterans. Dues to the national organization are $26 per six months.  Local dues are set by the club and stay with the club. Fundraising dollars must be spent on local or club projects. Each club determines when it will meet and how often. Once 20 people have registered, the group will meet to elect officers, determine meeting times times and compelte the process of club formation.

There will be another information meeting at the Wynne-Russell House this Thursday, Nov. 6 at noon.  Lunch will be provided by the Snellville Lions Club.  If you are interested in learning more, come to the meeting or follow this  LINK

School News

Parents of Students:  With only 6 weeks left in this semester there is still time to help your student make a difference with grades. 

Berkmar High School News

Taste of Berkmar is Back  Come out and join us Saturday, November 8 from 1-5 pm for the Taste of Berkmar!  Try new foods from local restaurants, shop at the vendor fair, bid on silent auction items and be entertained by some of Berkmar's finest performers! 

Tickets are $10 for 10 tasting coupons.  You can purchase them from Track, Baseball, Cheerleading, Ecogeeks, Relay for Life and Advance Dance team members or at the door.  Don't miss this event!
 
GCPS Redistricting 
 
GCPS has launched a redistricting effort that will result in the creation of a new cluster, the establishment of attendance zones for several new schools, and the balancing of enrollment in existing schools. Berkmar is one of six clusters that will be affected by this process. 

At this point, conversations are focused on receiving input from parents, community members, and educators regarding the proposed map boundaries.
 
Please visit the GCPS link below for additional information. Feel free to complete an input form from the site and return it to the main lobby area of any school by November 3, 2014.
 

Dates to remember:

11/3  Deadline to submit an input form
12/4 Public meeting and comments from affected schools of redistricting process (Board Room of ISC 7:00-9:00pm)
12/18  Public meeting and comments on redistricting (Board Room of ISC 6:00-6:30pm)
12/18 Board of Education votes on redistricting (Board Room of ISC 7:00pm)

Gwinnett County News


America Recycles Day event returns to Coolray Field

On Saturday, November 22, 2014, Gwinnett County will host its fifth annual America Recycles Day celebration, a nationally recognized initiative dedicated to encouraging people to recycle more at home, at work and on the go. This event is hosted by the Gwinnett County Solid Waste Division and will run from 9:00am to noon at Coolray Field, home of the Gwinnett Braves.

This celebration is free to the public and includes tire recycling (limit 8 tires per vehicle, no dealer tires), electronics recycling ($10 cash fee per TV), paint collection (eight, one-gallon cans), toner/printer cartridge recycling. Please bring your old sneakers to be donated to those in need or recycled into reusable surfaces for playgrounds and running tracks. There will also be kids' activities, giveaways, and refreshments while supplies last. For more information, visit www.sustainablegwinnett.com.

Please feel free to forward Lovin'Lilburn newsletter on to neighbors and friends.  Click this LINK to find a translatable newsletter. 

                      

Lilburn Community Partnership
4155 Lawrenceville Hwy. #8101
Lilburn, Georgia 30047

Phone: 678-230-9058
Email: info@Lilburncp.com

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