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Sunday, March 30 2014
Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership                                 April, 2014
 
 
Are You Ready for Summer?

Those of us who have lived in Gwinnett for any length of time know that we have really short springs.  Cool mornings and temperate afternoons will suddenly end, sending us into a routine of enjoying outdoors during brief cool mornings and staying inside during long sweltering afternoons. So plan for the expected and get those yards and gardens cleaned up and planted now. 

This month's issue is again full of all sorts of info on what’s going on in greater Lilburn with a focus on family activities, businesses and ways to get involved in helping groups support worthy causes. While you may not get through this issue in one sitting, keep in mind that you can always find this issue and others on the Blog page of the Lilburn Community Partnership website www.lilburncp.com  where it can be translated online.  As always, we welcome your pictures and ideas for articles or additions to the website Bulletin Board page at info@lilburncp.com.    


Taste of Lilburn Was Awesome!

  Lilburn Community Partnership’s first Taste of Lilburn event on Saturday, March 22 was a food lover’s paradise.  Lilburn City Hall auditorium was packed as the event was a sellout with over 140 tickets sold.  Attendees enjoyed:   Wine and Chicken Waffle Sliders served by 1910 Public House; Chicken Parmigiana, Meatballs, and Cannoli by Bambinelli’s; Assorted Chicken Wings, Shrimp Cocktail and Salad Greens by Oyster Barn,  Shrimp Corn Dogs by Rivals on Five;  Pork and Beef BBQ sliders by Spiced Right BBQ, Tres Leches Cake by Taqueria Los Hermanos, and Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms and Vegetable Tartiene by Three Blind Mice.   Volunteer organizers were delighted with the turnout and the almost $2,000 raised that will benefit the Wynne Russell Historic House. 

LCP is so appreciative of the restaurant owners and chefs who donated their time, talent and food to make this a great community event.  Please consider patronizing these local restaurants in the future.  


Business After Hours Outdoors! 

The  LCP's Business After Hours was held at the Lilburn Community Garden on Thursday, March 20.  Attended by several residents and businesses operators, it was a treat to see the gardens up close and hear from Peggy Bergman and other gardeners regarding their plans for the future.  Phase II is now open for 22 additional plot rentals. Check the website for info:  Lilburn Community Garden. Doug Dorough of Dorough landscape and Jeremy Myers of MMG as well as master gardeners were on had to give tips to attendees.  Ms. Bergman pointed out the garden and constructed plot beds that contributed by Boys Scouts.  She also shared future plans for a gazebo for some shade on sunny days. Door prizes and refreshments and were provided by Kroger, Dorough Landscape, Crossfit Gym, 1910 Public House and LCP.  

The next Business After Hours will be held May 15, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at the City of Lilburn's new Public Works Facility located at 4428 Lilburn Industrial Way.  City officials will be on hand to update attendees on City projects and future plans. BAH is free and open to residents and business operators.  Businesses are welcome to bring a door prize and will have the opportunity to introduce their business as they host the drawing.                                                     For more information, contact info@lilburncp.com.  For past BAH photos, check the LCP Facebook photo album.   


Mandir Puts Lilburn on the Map!

Leaders of 26 countries visted the City of Lilburn on March 21 as the Georgia Consular Corps finished a three-day tour with a visit to the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.  A delegation of officials from various Lilburn organizations were on hand to greet the group at the Hindu temple on Rockbridge Road.  The Georgia Department of Economic Development conducts the tour annually for the Consular Corps, comprised of foreign goverment representattives who have operations in Atlanta to promote trade between their countries and Georgia.  - From the City of Lilburn

Additionally, the LCP would like to congratulate the leaders of the Mandir for having received the  Gwinnett Hero Award.   Explore Gwinnett hosted their annual tourism awards luncheon and noted "This year the BAPS Mandir hosted Gwinnett's largest visiting group on record.  The Mandir played host to a Hindu Youth Convention that brought 10,000 students to Gwinnett over the course of three weeks.  The Mandir's welcoming and flexible staff made it possible to host this large group and to give them a positive experience in (Lilburn) Gwinnett."  


Wynne-Russell to Host a Clean-up 

Attention organizations and residents.  In anticipation of renting spaces for monthly yard and craft sales at the Wynne-Russell, the Lilburn Community Partnership is seeking volunteers to come to a morning grounds clean-up on Saturday, April 19, from 9 am until noon. Organizations or individuals who donate their time for three hours will receive a free space for the first sale on Saturday, May 5.  Plan to bring gloves, clippers, rakes, sun screen, etc.  Water will be provided. The house is located at 4685 Wynne Russell Dr. Contact info@liblurncp.com to sign up.  


City of Lilburn News
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The City of Lilburn is taking spring and summer reservations for Gartrell Nash Pavilion in Lilburn City Park.  Also, don't delay reserving a space for the White Elephant Sale to be held on Saturday, June 21, 9 am - 2 pm.  The City is discontinuing its seasonal garage sales, as it adds other events to its calendar.  Check the Lilburn Community Partnership Bulletin Board for an announcement regarding dates for monthly garage sales beginning in May 3rd at the Wynne-Russell House. 
Saturday, April 26 will be the Great American Clean-up in Lilburn.  Check this LINK for a list of recycling items and a fundraiser for Parkview Christian School.  
Other City events that are in the works are:  Several community Fun Runs,  Pawfest on May 10, Hiking and Hotcakes to Cure Scleroderma on June 14, Sparkle in the Park on July 4, and National Night Out on August 5.  Check the City web site LINK
 

 Sponsors Needed for Easter Egg Hunt

The Downtown Development Authority will once again host its annual Easter Egg Hunt in the park on Sat. April 12 from 10 am until noon.  Sponsors are still needed for this event.  Click on this LINK to download details.  For event details, click on this LINK.    

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


Seeking Sponsors, Organizations, & Vendors for Lilburn International Festival

Plans are being made for Small Town. Big World: Lilburn International Festival to be held in Lilburn City Park on Saturday, September 13. The Lilburn Community Partnership's event committee is led by Board Member Rick Desai.  SafetySmart Lilburn recently voted to co-host with LCP creating a strong alliance to ensure success for this first event.

The event committee has been meeting and has commitments from several organizations to participate in the planning.  The LCP would like to encourage businesses and organizations in the greater Lilburn area to come forward and support this event with sponsorships, vendors, entertainment, volunteers, participants and attendees.  Save the date and contact info@lilburncp.com  if you would like to help make this event a community success.  Check LilburnEvents.com and Facebook for updates.


Start Walking Now Day - April 3

We all know the benefits of walking.  The problem is we are sometimes too busy to do anything about it.  The National Heart Association has designated the first Wednesday in April as Start Walking Now Day and wants everyone to take a 30 minute walk on that day and consider making daily walking a habit.  Check out Lilburn area parks for your walk on Wednesday or if at work, look around for a lunch time walk. See this link:  www.startwalkingnow  for more on how to be heart healthy.  The trail pictures show Camp Creek Greenway and Lion's Club Park trails. (No excuses, get out and walk.)


Lilburn Girl Scout Day Camp June 2-6

Lilburn Girl Scout Day Camp has been going strong in Lilburn City Park since 1982.  Many of the leaders of today were young campers when it started.  Every June  for a week the park is transformed by 350-400 girls and 100 adult volunteers.  The themes change every year and this year is  "Fine Arts Academy." What a wonderful tradition that has continued for 32 years. 

Now is your chance to sign up your daughter for camp - not a registered member of Girl Scouts?  You can be for the first week in June, but get registered soon as this camp has limited space and fills up quickly. Follow this LINK for important information about the camp and mark your calendar for Saturday, May 3 when prospective campers get to meet the leaders and their unit.  

A big thank you to the parent volunteers who have continued this wonderful service to our Lilburn community.    


 SafetySmart to Host Rabies Clinic

SafetySmart Lilburn is hosting a Rabies Clinic
in the overflow parking lot across from Lilburn Park:  Sat. April 5 at 9 am.  Go to their website for more info and also check out their event calendar for other noteworthy meetings and events:  www.safetysmartlilburn.org
 

Lilburn Woman's Club News
The Lilburn Woman's Club will be selling tickets soon for "Behind the Garden Gate" tour of Lilburn area gardens.  This inaugural tour, from  9 am until 3 pm on Saturday, June 7, will showcase 8 private gardens that are will give you a close-ups of true treasures that creative homeowners are sharing during this not-to-be-missed event. Tickets, $20 each, will be available from any LWC member starting in April.
 
Also, LWC has just received their shipment of new cookbooks, entitled Lilburn Cooks Fresh.  This second cookbook from the club costs $15 and is filled with recipes calling for fresh ingredients.  
 
Follow this link:  LWC web site for more info on all of LWC activities and programs.  

News from Our Businesses
Wednesdays - $25 Family dinner.  Check their Facebook page for updaes.  107 Main St. Lilburn, 770-6911. 
 
Mondays - Trivia Night
Thursdays - Mariachi Band
4140 Lawrenceville Hwy. 678-924-1970
Plant Sale 30% off, Friday thru Sun. April 4, 5, & 6.  Fri. - Sat. 8am - 5 pm, Sun. 12-4 pm.  5444 Lawrenceville Hwy.  770-921-6485.
 
113 Main St. 770-609-6393  wwwFacebook.com/MusicOnMainStreetGA
April 19 - Mama's Boys - Featuring MOMS Staff Band
April 25 - Gibson Wilbanks - Attic Show with Rob Nance
May 10 - Concert for a Cure - Featuring Davin McCoy
May 11 - Mother's Day at MOMS - Copious Jones & Travers Brothers
May 17 - Music Matters - Turn the Page Celebration
May 31 - Jason Kenney
Call for Info Tickets, and Pricing.  
Thurs. May 8  - Grammy Winner Yonrico Scott Drum Clinic $20
June 23 - 29, Summer Music Camp for ages 8-18. Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers) will be on hand to teach individual lessons and help the bands prepare for their performance!
 
TaylorMade Gift Baskets

Michael and Jimi Taylor are retiring from Taylor Made Gift Baskets after 25 years of providing the perfect gifts for families, individuals and businesses. It has been a successful and fulfilling journey. We humbly thank so many folks for our success and especially the opportunity to make new friends daily. Travels, gardening, spending more time with 2 beautiful granddaughters and just “hanging” out in Lilburn are a few items on their bucket list.

Michael and Jimi love the gift industry and will continue teaching and consulting in destinations that are appealing and fun.

Taylor Made Gift Baskets will remain in the same location with a new owner. The great customer service and gift baskets you have received for many years will remain with many new additives. A full service of embroidery and monogramming will be available on site. We are excited to turn the business over to a local Lilburn resident Wanda Stidham. Wanda is a native of Atlanta and graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Management.  She has 15 years experience in the gift industry. Wanda lives in Lilburn with her husband and 4 children.

Again we thank everyone for making this a wonderful journey. We will now see you around Lilburn.

The Taylors.

From LL:  A big thank you to the Taylors for their many years of supporting non-profit fundraising with numerous gifts to silent auctions school functions. They have both been involved residents in many organizations and boards, and our community is thankful they are remaining in Lilburn.  


Lilburn CID News
The CID is accepting qualifications from consultants to provide design and planning services to complete the Lawrenceville Highway Urban Design Implementation Study.

The study area includes slightly more than four miles of Highway 29 from Rockbridge Road to Ronald Reagan Parkway. The CID will gain a detailed plan for improving the roadway, bicycle and pedestrian environment through better sidewalk connectivity, signage and streetscape enhancements.
 
CID Executive Director Gerald McDowell said the study is an important part of over-arching efforts to produce a "Boulevard of Opportunity" throughout the greater Lilburn community.
 
"This study will expand on the exciting initiatives already underway as part of the City of Lilburn's new town center and many other planned improvements," McDowell said. "We will produce a comprehensive guide that covers not only what needs to be accomplished, but also partnership and funding strategies to complete the work."
 
Interested design and planning professionals are encouraged to access complete details about the study through postings on the CID's website - www.lilburncid.com - and the bid section of the Georgia Local Government Access Marketplace atwww.glga.org.

Qualifications must be submitted to the Lilburn CID by no later than 2 p.m. on Friday, April 18 to be considered.

Gwinnet County News
 
Gwinnett Multicultural Festival
Sat. May 3  Noon – 5:00pm, Free
North Atlanta Trade Center
1700 Jeurgens Court in Norcross 
There will be displays, demonstrations and personnel from:  
• Animal Welfare and Enforcement
• Aviation
• CSI
• Code Enforcement/QOL
DUI Task Force
• EOD
• Gang Unit
• K9
• MOC 1/Communications
Motors
• Permits/Child Fingerprinting
• SWAT
• Training/CPA
Kids Activities
• Rock Wall
• Inflatables
• Food Vendors
For more information, call the 
Gwinnett County Crime Prevention Unit at 770.513.5119.
 
More Gwinnett County Events
 
Camps at Environmental Heritage Ctr.

Registration opened March 1 for summer camps covering a variety of topics such as science, music, nature, history and daycare.  Click on the age groups below for registration information.  

2-3 Year Old Camps

4 Year Old Camps

5-6 Year Old Camps

7-9 Year Old Camps

 10-13 Year Old Camps 

www.gwinnettEHC.org,  2929 Clean Water Drive, Buford, GA 30519,  770-904-3500.
Note from LL:  While you are on the site, check out the other great events at EHC for Spring Break fun.  

Twilight Hike

April 4 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Enjoy an easy, guided educational hike on a natural surface trail in one of Gwinnett's great parks. All ages are welcome. The cost is $5 per person. Pre-registration is required. Jones Bridge Park, 4901 East Jones Bridge Road in Norcross. Pre-register here or call 678.277.0920 for more information.

 Spring Vegetable Gardening I FREE

April 10 from noon to 1:00pm. Learn about the many vegetables that can be grown in your area and how to care for them to produce a bountiful harvest. There is no charge to attend this class, but pre-registration is required by April 8. Gwinnett County Cooperative Extension, 750 South Perry Street in Lawrenceville. To register, contact Timothy Daly at timothy.daly@gwinnettcounty.com or 678.377.4010.

Spring Cleaning/Household Waste Management

April 10 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Everyone has that closet or shelf in the basement or garage with bottles of chemicals from years ago. Some chemicals can be harmful to you, your family, and the environment. Attend this workshop to learn some strategies for handling and storing these types of household chemicals, as well as ideas for safe and environmentally friendly disposal methods. Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center Auditorium, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. For more information and to register, email the Stormwater Management Division atdwrswreg@gwinnettcounty.com with your name, address, and phone number, or call 678.376.7193 and press 5.

Princess and Me Father Daughter Dance

April 11 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Dads will enjoy spending time with their little sweethearts as they dance and enjoy desserts and punch in the Superior Court Ballroom. Keepsake photo and crown is included. Open to children ages 4 to 11 and the cost is $11 per person. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 West Crogan Street in Lawrenceville.Pre-register here by April 7 or call 770.822.5450. 

Gwinnett County Administration 

Gwinnett County Administrator Glenn Stephens has announced his intention to fill three senior management positions and name a new chief financial officer. The four appointments name current community services director, Phil Hoskins as the new deputy county administrator.  Current finance director, Maria Woods, will gain the title of CFO.  The corrections department will be led by Darrell Johnson, who will permanently fill the position of warden. Lastly, Gwinnett’s new information technology director will be Abe Kani who comes to Gwinnett  County Government from eNovation, Inc., where he served as a project executive. The agenda for next Tuesday’s commission meeting includes ratification of the employment agreements.

Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash said, “I’m pleased with Glenn’s choices to fill these vital positions on the County’s leadership team. It’s a testament to the strength of our succession planning that three of the four appointments are coming from within our organization. I am equally delighted to bring someone on board who can provide valuable outside perspective on our strengths and needs in the area of information technology.”


 
News from our Schools
 
GCPS Area Board Meetings
 

The Gwinnett County Board of Education continues a series of five Area Board Meetings this week designed to give the community the opportunity to learn more about the school system and offer their own input.

Each spring the School Board goes on the road to meet in each member’s district.  The meetings also will feature Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks’ annual address on the state of the school district.

The Board meetings are scheduled by electoral districts, but the public is invited to any of the sessions. They are all scheduled for 7 p.m. in each school’s theater.  Three meetings remain, and the District 2 meeting, which includes Berkmar and Parkview School Clusters in Lilburn,  will be hosted by Shiloh HS on April 15.

  • District 2 (Daniel Seckinger), Central Gwinnett High, April 1.
  • District 3 (Dr. Mary Kay Murphy), Norcross High, April 3.
  • District 4 (Dr. Robert McClure), Shiloh High, April 15.

Please Help Berkmar H. S. Academic Team 

It is always great to win at State and then get an invitation to compete at the national level.  At the national level, a school not only brings recognition to itself, but also to its community.  

In this case, the Berkmar Academic Decathelon team, whose history at winning national recognition has been phenomenal (7 times State Champion and 12 times Division I Champion), has been invited to participate at the National Academic Decathelon Competition which will be held in late April. Already the team has raised a significant amount of money, but with just winning the berth in February and the National Competition to be held in late April in Hawaii, it doesn't allow much time to raise funds to cover expensive air fare for required chaperones and team members.  The team is reaching out to the community to help them raise the remaining approximately $5,000 needed to make the trip. The PAGE Foundation website has a page dedicated to helping the Berkmar team raise this last bit of funding. Please help with any amount.  Go to: http://www.pagefoundation.org/berkmar and be sure to indicate the funds to be directed to Berkmar HS.  Thank you in advance as they will bring home honor not only to Berkmar, but also to our Lilburn community.


Parkview High School News

The Parkview High School Counselors cordially invite the parents of Juniors to attend the Parent Night Meeting on Thursday, April 3rd from 6:30-7:30 PM in the cafeteria. The topics will include:

  • Counseling Department Overview
  • Promotion/Graduation Requirements
  • Testing Requirements
  • Checklists for JRs/SRs
  • Where to Make Up Credits
  • Career Cruising
  • HOPE Scholarship
  • GA College 411 Website

Parkview Community School News:

Special registration forms for drivers education classes can be picked up outside the Community School Office located in Building M. These forms are also available online. During the school year, classes meet from 4 - 7 PM Monday-Thursday for 10 school days. During the summer, classes meet for 4 days from 8 AM - 4 PM Monday-Thursday.  At the conclusion of the classroom portion, students will have scheduled appointments to complete 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction.  A photocopy of the student's learners' permit, the completed application, and $345 fee is due no later than one week before class begins.  Enrollees can also practice their driving skills on the Community School's driving simulator.  Dates and price are subject to change.  The next sessions are:  April 14-29, June 2-5, June 16-19, and July 14-17.

SAT and ACT prep classes are offered throughout the school year at the low cost of $70 per class. Register now for the April classes:

SAT Math Prep          4/14 - 4/30                       4:00-6:00 PM      M & W

SAT Writing/Verbal    4/15 - 5/1                         4:00-6:00 PM      TU & TH

Parkview Community School offers a wide-range of activities for all ages. For a complete list of classes AND summer camps, go to the office or look online at http://parkviewcommunityschoolonmycalendar.com.  For GCPS Community School information, CLICK HERE

To be added to Parkview Community School e-mail, please e-mail us at:  parkviewcs@yahoo.com.

Congrats Parkview Technology Student Assoc.

The Technology Student Association state competition stage erupted into hysteria this year with all the Parkview students screaming from excitement. For the first time in the school's history, Parkview High School's TSA became state champions. Parkview TSA has been paving a road to success, having placed just behind first place Monroe Area for the past few years and placing top five for the past sixteen.

Without the hard work of their dedicated advisor, Terry Cotton, and the officer team, the state title would not have been possible. Parkview TSA intends to continue the hard work to hopefully bring home success at the Nationals Conference in Washington D.C. this summer.

CLICK HERE for a complete list of Parkview TSA winners.


TEENS RUN TO RAISE AWARENESS

The Helping Others Organize Kreative Everyday Differences (HOOKED) Teen Club has planned a 5K and Fun Run event with the goal of bringing attention to underage drinking, encourage peers to thrive and keep adults from providing alcohol to minors. The “Alcohol Free Gets Me …” 5k and Fun Run will be held on April 26 at Tribble Mill Park at 7:30 a.m. during Alcohol Awareness Month, which is also peak prom and graduation season. All proceeds of the race will support the Teen Institute through Gwinnett United In Drug Education (GUIDE, Inc) and the HOOKED Teen Club, the club is currently seeking corporate sponsorship.

      “My fellow teens and I feel this race is important because it gives our community a chance to get out on a Saturday morning, meet new people and potentially find a new hobby.” Said Kyra Keenan, HOOKED Teen Club President. ”We believe if we give our peers a healthy outlet, they are less likely to drink or get themselves into other forms of trouble.” This race is organized by teens that have chosen to be alcohol free in an effort to show other teens in the community there are peers that support the choice to be alcohol free.

The facts are startling for underage drinking:  25% of Gwinnett high school youth report binge drinking and alcohol use among youth is much higher than drug use. 30% of Gwinnett high school youth who drink get alcohol from parents or other adults. Youth allowed to drink at home are likely to drink elsewhere because they believe they have their parents’ approval. Youth who drink before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcohol problems as an adult. Underage drinking can harm brain development and lower brain capacity.

Tribble Mill Park is located at 2125 Tribble Mill Parkway, Lawrenceville GA. Runners can pre-register for $25 before April 12 and $30 after by calling 678-277-0900 or online at http://tinyurl.com/lejbxoj. Register by April 12 to guarantee a t-shirt, goody bag and snacks. Awards will be given out for the top three runners in each category.  - GUIDE Press Release, March 20, 2014.


Dream House Golf Tournament 

Dream House for medically fragile children is hosting its 11th annual Golf Tournament on April 24 @ 1:pm.  Go to this LINK for sponsorship and registration information.


AARP Tax Assistance - Free

Tuesdays and Thursdays: February until April 15 from 9:00am to noon. Free tax preparation for individuals 50+ and low-income families. Please bring a copy of all previous year forms indicating federal income tax paid, including W-2 forms from each employer, and all 1099 forms. If you were paid Social Security benefits, bring your SSA-1099. If you received a pension or annuity, bring your 1099R. If applicable, unemployment compensation statements, child care provider information (name, employer ID, and SSN), mortgage interest paid, charitable contributions, and Social Security numbers for all dependents. AARP Tax Aid is administered by the AARP Foundation. Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross. For more information, call NHSC at 678.225.5430
 

Please feel free to forward this newsletter on to neighbors and friends.  Please click this LINK to find a translatable newsletter. 

 
 

Sponsors

Eddie's Automotive Service

Bambinelli's

Mail & Package Center

Music Go Round

Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

Dorough Landscape Co.

Flex fit

Music on Main Street

Old Town Upholstery 

SafetySmart Lilburn

Lilburn Woman's Club

1910 Public House

Oyster Barn

Spiced Right BBQ

Taqueria Los Hermanos

Three Blind Mice

Lilburn Farmers' Market

 

Traffic Alerts

I-85 & Jimmy Carter

Killian Hill & Arcado Rd.

Upcoming Events

Wed. April 3 - Start Walking Now Day.  

Sat. April 5, Rabies Clinic, 9-noon, Overflow Parking Lot, 76 Main St, SafetysmartLilburn.org. 


Sat. April 12, Easter Egg Hunt, 10 - noon, Lilburn Park




Sat. April 19, 9 am - noon, grounds clean up at Wynne  Russell House at 4685 Wynne Russell Drive in Lilburn.  


Sat. April 26, 10 - 2pm, Great American Clean-up, City Parking Lot.  See article on recylables.


Sat. April 26, Teen Awareness on Underage Drinking Fun Run, Tribble Mill Park.  More info in article below.


Sat. May 10, 9:30 - 4:00 pm, Lilburn Park Pawfest




Tues. May13, 8:15am-9:30 Lilburn Community Partnership Board meeting, CID office @  4566 L'ville Hwy, Suite 220.


Friday, June 6, 4-8pm Lilburn Farmer's Market at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church at 1400 Killlian Hill Rd. Contact: info@lilburnfamersmarket.org. 


Sat., June 21, White Elephant Sale, 8:30 - 2 pm. Overflow parking lot on Main St, 


On-going Registration for summer camps at Gwinnett Environmental Heritage Center LINK


Library Calendar

Gwinnett County Calendar

Gwinnett County Public Schools Calendar

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

                      

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

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

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Wednesday, March 26 2014
Lovin'Lilburn March 16 Week Events
Brought to you by the Lilburn Community Partnership

March 16, 2014 
Read below for time sensitive information and events in our community. View this update in translatable form on the Blog page of the LCP web site.  www.lilburncp.com  Com. Howard's Listen and Learn Series 

Com. Howard's Listen and Learn Series  

Monday, March 17, 7 - 9 pm. Lilburn City Hall- Gwinnett County Commissioner Lynette Howard will be hosting a "Listen and Learn" session to inform her Lilburn constituents about County initiatives and news.

Lilburn International Festival Meeting 

Monday, March 17, 5:30 - 6:55 pm. Conference Room, Lilburn City Hall.   The Lilburn Community Partnership invites organizational leaders and interested residents to join in the discussion as it firms up plans for Lilburn's First International Festival to be held Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014.

Lilburn Business Association Meeting 

Tuesday. March 18, 11:30 am - 1 :00 pm, Killian Hall located at 908 Killian Hill Rd.  Business meeting, lunch and speaker.  Click LINK for details and to register.

LCP Business After Hours 

Thursday, March 20 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Residents and business operators, plan now to attend Business After Hours at the Lilburn Community Garden site located on Camp Creek Rd. near Lilburn City Park.  You will get a chance to talk to Community Gardeners and tour the site. Area landscapers are invited to be on hand to give some timely tips on yard maintenance. Business operators are encouraged to bring a door prize for a giveaway and get extra time to talk business. Kroger on Hwy. 29 will be supplying refreshments.

Taste of Lilburn on Saturday 

Saturday, March 22, from 2:30 - 5:30 pm. Lilburn City Hall Auditorium, 76 Main Street.  Taste of Lilburn will feature food samplings from 7 top Lilburn restaurants:  1910 Public House, Bambinelli's, Oyster Barn, Rivals on Five, Spiced Right, Taqueria Los Hermanos, and Three Blind Mice. Tickets in advance 2/#25 and $15 each at the door.  Go to www.lilburnevents.com for tickets.  Also look at silent auction items on the Community Bulletin Board page at  www.lilburncp.com. Proceeds to benefit the Wynne-Russell historic house.

Maxwell Summer Camp for Registration Open  

March 3 - May 16 -Registration for Middle School Summer Camp is open.  Check out the great camp offerings for students in grades 6, 7, and 8 from June 2 to 5  from 8 am until noon for $75.  Click this LINKfor a flyer or go to the school web site:  www.maxwellhigh.com.  

GCPS Snow Make-up 

Don't forget that Gwinnett County schools will be extending their school hours by 30 minutes from March 3 through May 4

April Rabies Clinic 

Saturday, April 5 - SafetySmart Lilburn will host a Rabies Clinic in the City Hall overflow parking lot from 9 am to 12 noon.  For more details and pricing, please visit www.safetysmartlilburn.org

Easter Egg Hunt in City Park 

Saturday, April 12 in City Park.  Bring your baskets.  The City of Lilburn is partnering with the Downtown Development Authority for the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Lilburn City Park.  This free event begins at 10 am with the egg hunt beginning promptly at 11 am.

The Easter Egg Hunt is for children up to 12 years of age.  Parents are not allowed on the field, except with the 0-3 years age group.  A special needs area will be available and parents are welcome to participate.  

Great American Clean-up in Lilburn 

Saturday, April 26 from 10 am to 2 pm in the overflow parking lot (76 Main St. Lilburn)  - The following items will be accepted at the event at not cost.  Secure paper shredding, electronics recycling, bulk trash (no construction materials), cell phones, clean towels, washcloths, socks and t-shirts for animal shelter, tires, and scrap metal.  

Gwinnett Cleanup Challenge 

Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful is hosting the Great American Cleanup Gwinnett Challenge now through May 31.  Volunteers will work together to beautify neighborhoods, reduce waste, initiate recycling programs, and plant trees.  The challenge is open to businesses, local governments, school and church groups, civic groups, athletic teams and individuals. Information:  www.gwinnettcb.org.

Look for our next issue of Lovin'Lilburn to come out later this month.  In the meantime, check our web site for information on our community.  www.lilburncp.comFacebook.


Lilburn Community Partnership
4155 Lawrenceville Hwy #8101
Lilburn, GA 30047
Phone: 678-230-9058
Email: info@lilburncp.com
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Wednesday, March 26 2014

Lovin'Lilburn March Update
Brought to you by the Lilburn Community Partnership

March 7, 2014 
Read below for time sensitive information and events in our community. View this update in translatable form on the Blog page of the LCP web site.  www.lilburncp.com  
Daylight Savings Time Starts Sunday, March 9!


Saturday, March 8th Events in Lilburn  

Parkview Christian School Fun Run takes place at the Lilburn Greenway Saturday, March 8th Trail Trot is 2.75 miles at 9:15am. $10 entry
Prizes, medals, swag bags, treats!  Tiny Trail Trot is 1/2 mile 8:30am $20 entry

Ninja Warrior Competition @ FlexFit Gym, 4153 Lawrenceville Hwy. Saturday, March 8th,  10 am until 5:00 p.m.  Competitor Fee $20, Click LINK to download flyer.

Lions' Club Park Grand Opening on Saturday, March 8th, from 10 am until 2 pm.  This is a free family event with inflatables, music, face painting and crazy hair. There will also be the Pitch Hit and Run competition at 9:00 a.m. open to boys and girls age 7 – 14. Top scorers in each age group will advance to Sectional Competition and have a chance to advance to MLB Team Championship and National XFinals. A copy of the child’s birth certificate is required to compete. Concessions will be available for sale. Lions Club Park is located at 550 Rockbridge Circle, Lilburn, 30047.  See the www.lilburcp.com for  pictures of the park.

Taste of Lilburn Adds Rivals on Five 

Taste of Lilburn just added Rivals on Five to its featured restaurants which include 1910 Public House, Bambinelli's, Oyster Barn, Spiced Right, Taqueria Los Hermanos, and Three Blind Mice.  The event will be held Saturday, March 22, from 2:30 - 5:30 pm in the Lilburn City Hall Auditorium located at 76 Main St. in downtown Lilburn.  Go to www.lilburnevents.com for tickets.  

Maxwell Summer Camp for Registration Open  

March 3 - May 16 -Registration for Middle School Summer Camp is open.  Check out the great camp offerings for students in grades 6, 7, and 8 from June 2 to 5  from 8 am until noon for $75.  Click this LINK for a flyer or go to the school web site:  www.maxwellhigh.com.  

GCPS Snow Make-up 

Don't forget that Gwinnett County schools will be extending their school hours by 30 minutes from March 3 through May 4.  

Gwinnett Co-op Annual Plant Sale 

The Gwinnett Cooperative Extension plant sale will take pre-orders through Tuesday, March 12 for fruit plants and decorative azaleas, gardenias, and ferns. Residents may pick up their order 10 am - 6 pm March 19 at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville.                          Info:  www.gwinnettextension.com

Gwinnett Cleanup Challenge 

Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful is hosting the Great American Cleanup Gwinnett Challenge now through May 31.  Volunteers will work together to beautify neighborhoods, reduce waste, initiate recycling programs, and plant trees.  The challenge is open to businesses, local governments, school and church groups, civic groups, athletic teams and individuals. Information:  www.gwinnettcb.org.

LCP Business After Hours 

Plan now to attend Business After Hours on Thursday, March 20 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Lilburn Community Garden site located on Camp Creek Rd. near Lilburn City Park.  You will get a chance to talk to Community Gardeners and tour the site.  Area landscapers are invited to be on hand to give some timely tips on yard maintenance. 


Look for our next issue of Lovin'Lilburn to come out later this month.  In the meantime, check our web site for information on our community.  www.lilburncp.comFacebook.


Lilburn Community Partnership
4155 Lawrenceville Hwy #8101
Lilburn, GA 30047
Phone: 678-230-9058
Email: info@lilburncp.com
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Saturday, March 01 2014
Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership                                 March, 2014
 
 
Let's Get Ready for Spring!
With all the activities that are in the works, it is obvious that we can't wait for spring!  And now it's time to get out and put a little shine on our environs.  Even though the Great American Clean-up isn't until April 26, it wouldn't hurt to organize neighborhood efforts a little early to beautify and show our Lilburn pride.  While you are helping to make a clean and beautiful community, take a few pictures of your efforts and send them to info@lilburncp.com and we'll include them in our April issue.  Until then, happy reading, raking, cleaning and planting!

Tickets for Taste of Lilburn On Sale!
Taste of Lilburn will take place Saturday, March 22, from 2:30 until 5:30 p.m. at the Calvin Fitchett Municipal Complex (Lilburn City Hall) Auditorium at 76 Main Street. Tickets are on sale in advance 2/$25 or $15 for a single and entitle the holder to a glass of wine or soft drink and food samples from six top Lilburn restaurants:  1910 Public House, Bamibinelli's, Oyster Barn, Spiced Right, Taqueria Los Hermanos and Three Blind Mice.  Funds raised will benefit Wynne-Russell Historic House.  To purchase tickets on-line or by mail, go to www.lilburnevents.com.

           Business After Hours
   

The Feburary Business After Hours held at the Flexfit Gym in the Beaver Village Shopping Center was another success.  Over 40 residents, organizational leaders and business operators attended and learned what is involved in stunt training and Ninja Warrior fitness.  Dr. Bob Pruni as Host for the evening demonstrated and narrated.  Attendees also got to hear from the business operators, and great door prizes were awarded by FlexFit, Simply Special Cleaning Services, Public House, Dorough Landscaping, and Lilburn Lawnmower. Refreshments were provided by Joe's to Goe's on Indian Trail and Kroger of Beaver Ruin Village.  For pictures of our previous events successful, check the LCP Facebook photo album.   

March Business After Hours will be held Thursday, March 20, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Lilburn Community Garden on Camp Creek Rd. just across the railroad tracks from Lilburn Park.  Again, we invite residents, business operators and organizational leaders to attend, learn and network.  The March program will include time to meet and greet, tour the garden, hear from our hosts about future plans for the garden and invite our landscapers to give us some tips for beautifying our neighborhood and commericial areas. 

Business operators are welcome to bring a door prize and will have the opportunity to introduce their business as they host the drawing. For more information contact info@lilburncp.com.


Lilburn Farmers' Market Relocating
The Lilburn Farmers' Market is relocating this summer to to Good Shepher Presbyterian Church at 1400 Killian Hill Road, Lilburn.   Now in its 5th season serving the Lilburn area, the market will be open Fridays, 4 - 8 pm begining June 6 and ending Friday, August 29.  No Market on Friday, July 4.  Vendor information on the web site:  www.lilburnfarmersmarket.org.   Sign up for email updates at:  info@lilburnfarmersmarket.org

City of Lilburn News
The City of Lilburn is taking reservations for its White Elephant Sale to be held on Saturday, June 21, 9am - 2 pm.  The City is discontinuing its seasonal garage sales, as it adds other events to its calendar.  No worries; check the Lilburn Community Partnership Bulletin Board for an announcement regarding dates for monthly garage sales beginning in April at the Wynne-Russell House. 
Other City events that are in the works are:  Several community Fun Runs, Great American Clean-up on April 26,  Pawfest on May 10, Hiking and Hotcakes to Cure Scleroderma on June 14, Sparkle in the Park on July 4, National Night Out on August 5 as well as others that are mentioned in other articles. Get more details from the City website LINK
 

 Sponsors Needed for Easter Egg Hunt

The Downtown Development Authority will once again host its annual Easter Egg Hunt in the park on Sat. April 12 from 10 am until noon.  Sponsors are needed for this event.  Click on this LINK to download details.  For event details, click on this LINK.    

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


Lions' Park News

Come celebrate the grand opening of Lions' Club Park on Saturday, March 8, from 10 am until 2 pm.  This is a free event with games and activities for the entire family including inflatables, music, face painting and crazy hair. There will also be the Pitch Hit and Run competition at 9:00 a.m. open to boys and girls age 7 – 14. Top scorers in each age group will advance to Sectional Competition and have a chance to advance to MLB Team Championship and National Finals. A copy of the child’s birth certificate is required to compete. Concessions will be available for sale.  The event is co-hosted with the Greater Lilburn Athletic Association.  Lions Club Park is located at 550 Rockbridge Circle, Lilburn, 30047.  See the www.lilburcp.com for more pictures of the park.


Pump It Up Parents' Night Out

March 21 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Pizza, movie, games, and more on this special night for kids. Open to children ages 7 to 12. Admission is $12.00 per person. Mountain Park Activity Building, 1063 Rockbridge Road in Lilburn. Participants must pre-register here by March 18 or call 678.277.0179.


 SafetySmart Lilburn News

SafetySmart Lilburn is looking for
volunteers for National Night Out. They will also be hosting two Rabies Clinics in the overflow parking lot across from Lilburn Park:  Sat. April 5 and Sat. Sept, 6, both at 9:am.  Go to their web site for more info and also check out their event calendar for other noteworthy meetings and events:  www.safetysmartlilburn.org
 
 

 Lilburn Arts Alliance News

  • Are you interested in getting more exposure for your work by exhibiting it  in local venues?  Find out more information HERE!                         
  • The presentation "Facebook: Make It Work for You" by member and businessman is scheduled for Wednesday, March 12 at 7:00 pm at Lilburn City Hall.  Mark your calendars so that you do not miss this informative presentation.
  • Interested in Membership?   Membership applications are available for download here  

​Individual:  $40.00

Family:  $70.00Student:  $30.00 (18 and under)

Patron:  $100.00

Please mail your check to LAA, 312 Westminister Lane, Lilburn, GA  30047.More info @ www.lilburnartsalliance.org


Lilburn Woman's Club News

The Lilburn Woman's Club is busy planning spring and fall events.  They are inviting the community to help them support Jaw Bones-Sawbones, to be held March 15, 7-9 pm  at the Decatur High School Gym.  Then they have their Garden Tour Saturday, June 7, from 9 am-3 pm. Tickets will be on sale in April.  Of course plans are in the works for another Lilburn Daze, Saturday, Oct. 11, 9-4pm.  
With so much going on, it is understandable that the Club has ceased coordinating the Lilburn Relay Rally which had a nine-year run.  The Club has a team registered for the Gwinnett Relay for Life and hopefully Lilburn Relay Rally teams will join the Gwinnett Relay for Life as well.  That event is May 9-10 at the Fairgrounds in Lawrenceville.  Go to the LWC web site for more info on all of their activities and programs.  

Lilburn CID Relocates

The Lilburn CID office has relocated to 4566 Lawrenceville Hwy, Suite 220.  This location is located in the Lilburn Commons office and professional services center.  Executive Director Gerald McDowell explained, "The location of this new office will allow us to better serve the CID's stakeholders."

The CID's Board of Directors will continue its regular schedule of monthly meetings on the second Friday of each month.  Unless otherwise posted, the Board meets beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Providence Christian Academy - 4575 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn.  More information about the CID, its Board of Directors and ongoing pojects is available online at LilburnCID.com.


Lilburn Library

In January we reported that Gwinnett Public Library was installing a new catalog system.  With the new system, the Library has also overhauled their web site. Check the Gwinnett Library Calendar for activities and events near you. THe Library kicks of March with Read Across America with Dr. Seuss reading time on Saturday, March 1 from 12:30 - 1:30 pm.

One activity that is not on the County Calendar for Lilburn is the Prime Time Reading for families that is weekly on Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. through March 17. This is an activity presented by the Education Department of the Lilburn Woman's Club. 


Camps at Environmental Heritage Ctr.

Registration opens March 1 for summer camps covering a variety of topics such as science, music, nature, history and daycare.  Click on the age groups below for registration information.  

2-3 Year Old Camps

4 Year Old Camps

5-6 Year Old Camps

7-9 Year Old Camps

 10-13 Year Old Camps 

www.gwinnettEHC.org,  2929 Clean Water Drive, Buford, GA 30519,  770-904-3500.

GCPS School Make-up Schedule

Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) has announced its plan for making up the seven days missed due to inclement weather in January and February. While the Georgia Board of Education has provided school districts flexibility in whether or not to make up these days, our school system historically has made up missed instructional time. With that in mind, school district leaders considered a variety of options that could address the lost instructional time. The district's plan focuses on four criteria:

  • The critical importance of maintaining 180 days of instruction.
  • Making up the lost time in a manner that will have the most positive impact on instruction. (The best option would provide time within the current calendar prior to key assessments--CRCT, EOCTs, and AP exams-- rather than adding days on to the end of the school year.)
  • Devising a plan that would have the least impact on students, families, and employees.
  • A desire to cause as little disruption as possible to the tentative graduation schedule.

With this in mind, the following changes will be made to the 2013-14 school calendar:

  • The school system will use its three built-in make-up days: February 17, March 14, and May 22.
  • The remaining four days will be made up by extending the school day by 30 minutes for 48 days. This means that all schools will dismiss a half-hour later than their regular time, from March 3 through May 14.
  • The last day of school will be Thursday, May 22. (Adjustments will be made to the tentative graduation schedule with the caveat that additional changes could occur if more days are missed due to inclement weather. High schools will communicate those changes with seniors and their families.)

Reprinted from Parkview HS web site.


Affordable Care Act Seminar

Affordable Care Act Seminar, Saturday,March 8, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Gwinnett Medical Center Resource Center, 665 Duluth Highway, Lawrenceville. This is an ACA enrollment event to connect residents and resources as it relates to the national healthcare enrollment process. In addition, ACA healthcare navigators will be on-site to assist the public with the process. For event registration, call 678-312-5000 or send email.


Gwinnett Neighborhood Leaderhship 

Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute is now accepting applications for its upcoming Community Leadership Training Program, kicking off in August, 2014. This marks a special year in that we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary of leadership development to the community! Training is provided to Gwinnett County Citizens interested in learning effective leadership skills so that they can take a more active role in community affairs.

Workshops are held on one Saturday each month for eight consecutive months (August –March). Session topics include government affairs, crime prevention, health, education, regional issues, community growth and media relations.  Participants will also be trained in core skills out of the The J.W Fanning Institute for Leadership Development.

In additions, participants will select from a variety of community improvement projects as part of their training. The purpose of the team project is:

  • To learn to utilize resources and skills acquired
  • To deepen the sense of community among class participants through a group process.
  • To provide a practical, tangible and positive benefit that will have a lasting impact in the community.

Deadline for applications is April 1, 2014 :: $500 Program Fee with limited partial scholarships available :: Applications can be downloaded on our website at www.gnli.org. You can nominate yourself or others by clicking here. If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Love  Hendrickson at 678-377-4137 or e-mail Nicole@gwinnettcoalition.org.


Are Yearly Pet Vaccinations Necessary?

If your pet has been vaccinated in the past, adequate antibodies may be present in their system. “While there is evidence that some vaccines provide immunity beyond one year, revaccination of patients with sufficient immunity does not necessarily add to their disease protection and may increase the potential risk of post-vaccination adverse events.”- AVMA vaccination principles. “The patient receives no benefit and may be placed at serious risk when an unnecessary vaccine is given” says Dr. Ronald Schultz. “Few or no scientific studies have demonstrated a need for cats or dogs to be revaccinated.”

​So how do you know if adequate antibodies are present in your pet to warrant skipping a round of vaccines? Distemper, Parvovirus, Adenovirus and Rabies vaccinations produce antibodies, measured in titers that can be detected through a simple blood test. An antibody titer is a measurement of how much antibody an organism has produced. Once a dog has a positive titer, he is considered protected for life.  This means he no longer requires more vaccinations (most of the core vaccines have been shown to protect dogs for 7 to 15 years). 

Titer testing can be a bit pricy but two new products Biogal’s VacciCheck and Synbiotics’ TiterCHEK are changing that. At a cost of about $20 each they are more affordable than many vaccines. Both tests measure Parvovirus and Distemper and the Vaccicheck also measures Adenovirus. Titers traditionally have to be sent out to labs for analysis, but these two tests are performed in-house, greatly reducing costs.

Do your part in the fight against over-vaccination and inform your vet of these great new alternatives as they may not currently be aware of them. 

Contributed by Terie Hansen, Professional Dog Trainer, Pet Sitter & Owner at Good Dog! Coaching & Pet Care-may be reached at 404-422-9832 www.gooddogcoaching.com 


AARP Tax Assistance - Free
Tuesdays and Thursdays: February 11 to April 15 from 9:00am to noon. Free tax preparation for individuals 50+ and low-income families. Please bring a copy of all previous year forms indicating federal income tax paid, including W-2 forms from each employer, and all 1099 forms. If you were paid Social Security benefits, bring your SSA-1099. If you received a pension or annuity, bring your 1099R. If applicable, unemployment compensation statements, child care provider information (name, employer ID, and SSN), mortgage interest paid, charitable contributions, and Social Security numbers for all dependents. AARP Tax Aid is administered by the AARP Foundation. Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross. For more information, call NHSC at 678.225.5430
 

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Sponsors

Eddie's Automotive Service

Bambinelli's

Mail & Package Center

Music Go Round

Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

Dorough Landscape Co.

Flex fit

Music on Main Street

Old Town Upholstery 

SafetySmart Lilburn

Lilburn Woman's Club

1910 Public House

Oyster Barn

Spiced Right BBQ

Taqueria Los Hermanos

Three Blind Mice

Lilburn Farmers' Market

 

Traffic Alerts

I-85 & Jimmy Carter

Killian Hill & Arcado Rd.

Upcoming Events

Tues. March 4, 8:15am-9:30 Lilburn Community Partnership Board meeting, CID office @  4566 L'ville Hwy, Suite 220.

Mondays, March 3, 10, 17, 5:30 pm, Lilburn Library,  Priime Time Reading for Families

Sat. March 8, 10 am - 2 pm, Lion's Club Park Grand Opening.

Sat. March 8, 8:45-11:30am , Parkview Trail Trot Camp CreekGreenway Trail.

Wed. March 12, 7:00 p.m. Facebook Workshop, Lilburn City Hall, Lilburn Arts Alliance

Thurs., March 20, 5:30 -7:30 pm, Business After Hours at Lilburn Community Garden, Camp Creek Rd. near Lilburn Park.

Sat. March 22, 2:30 - 5:30 pm, Taste of Lilburn, City Hall Auditoium,  76 Main St, Lilburn.

Sat. April 5, Rabies Clinic, 9-noon, Overflow Parking Lot, 76 Main St, SafetysmartLilburn.org. 

Sat. April 12, Easter Egg Hunt, 10 - noon, Lilburn Park

Sat. April 26, 10 - 2pm, Great American Clean-up, City Parking Lot.

Sat., June 21, White Elephant Sale, 8:30 - 2 pm. Overflow parking lot on Main St, 

Library Calendar

Gwinnett County Calendar

Gwinnett County Public Schools Calendar

 

                      

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

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

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