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Saturday, October 24 2015

 
 
 
 
 
Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          October 22, 2015                  

(Go to the Blog page to translate this issue. www.lilburncp.com or read it later. Please submit items in Word documents by the 20th of the month.)


UPCOMING EVENTS

Lilburn Woman's Club New Member Information meeting, Sat. Oct. 24, 9:am - 11: am.

Moonlight Movie, Sat. Oct. 24 at dusk in City Park.  Hotel Transylvania

Paranormal Investigation at Wynne-Russell, Sat. Oct. 24, 5-10pm. Sold Out.

Understanding Estate Planning - Wed. Oct. 28, 4-5:30pm, 1818 Club, Duluth, Community Foundation of Northeast GA, free.

Advance voting in Lawrenceville for special county election to decide E-SPLOST, now through Oct. 30.

Advance voting in Lilburn for City voters to elect City Council, Post 1. now through Oct. 30.

(details on these events contained within)


Lilburn Community Partnership

City Council Candidate Q and A

Lilburn has only one contested race to decide: that of Post 1 held by Council Member Teresa Czyz. LCP sent a questionnaire to each of the Post 1 candidates: Brian Burchik, Teresa Czyz, and Michelle West. The questions and their unedited responses are below .

Registered city voters may vote in the special city election on weekdays during business hours at City Hall from now thru Oct. 30 and Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 7 am until 7 pm.

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Brian Burchik, Self-employed – founder of Live Fully, LLC

What are your qualifications for serving as City Council Member? (75 words)

My background (grew up in Lilburn) and professional life has uniquely positioned me for serving in city council. For 8 years, I served as a pastor, which involved organizational leadership & vision setting, creating events that cultivate community, and recruiting/training over one hundred adult volunteers to serve over 400 students. Now, as an entrepreneur, I understand the importance of small business, while engaging in the community, such as starting a running club, creating Lilburn merchandise, and recruiting numerous families to Lilburn.

Why do you want to hold the office? (100)

I desire to hold office because I want to represent the next generation of Lilburn families that will work to build Lilburn’s best future possible. As a city, Lilburn’s potential is incredible, but we need a representative in the council that can share and voice the vision of the next generation that is raising families and thinking through what kind of city they want their kids to experience and love. Additionally, I hope to help increase social/business life in the downtown area, champion entrepreneurship in our town so that people start their businesses here, and to cultivate city pride in its residents. I’m also very passionate about seeing all schools thrive that are located in Lilburn.

What do you consider Lilburn’s strengths to be and how should they be utilized? (200)
 

I believe Lilburn is a family-oriented community that has proven to be an incredible place to raise kids and build a life. This strength needs to continue to grow. Lilburn also has a charm and small town feel, which is increasingly becoming the very thing that people are seeking to be a part of. Our downtown area has the potential to be a walkable community where people, young and old, can reclaim the “small town” way that is a more connected and holistic way of living. Maintaining the charm of Lilburn while embracing growth and development is of the utmost importance.

Another strength of Lilburn is its diversity, both in terms of ethnicity as well as age. We must continue to embrace and celebrate all the different cultures here. Also, I believe that the different age demographics need each other. Young millenials that are just starting to build their lives and grow their families need the support, wisdom, and grounding that comes from being in relationship with more seasoned adults, such as empty nesters or retirees. And those empty nesters can find incredible purpose and significance in coming alongside the next generation. To cultivate unity in our diversity will make Lilburn an incredibly unique place to live.


What do you consider major issues in Lilburn and how do you propose addressing them? (200)

Lilburn’s Next Generation

I will continue working to attract the next generation of adults and families to put down roots in Lilburn and join in building its best future possible. Every great organization, whether a business, a school, or more broadly an entire city must pass the baton from one generation to the next so that the community can continue to flourish.

Champion the Entrepreneurial Spirit

As a small business owner, I am passionate about fostering an entrepreneurial spirit in our city. Specifically, I will champion efforts to bring a small business incubator to Lilburn that will offer workspace opportunity and encourage collaboration for current entrepreneurs and future start-ups that will positively impact our city. Rather than ambitious entrepreneurs feeling like they have to leave Lilburn to go to larger cities, I want to change the perspective so they see Lilburn as a place to develop their businesses.

Increase Social Life in Downtown

Every great community has places for people to gather and connect, and our city has a unique opportunity to establish new restaurants and a coffee shop in the walk-able downtown area. I will work to bring high quality businesses here, as well as supporting development in our beautiful park so that our downtown is an increasingly attractive place for people to live and visit.

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Teresa A. Czyz, Georgia Transmission Corporation - Electrical Engineer

What are your qualifications for serving as City Council Member? (75 words)

I currently serve on City Council, so I have the knowledge and experience to understand what it takes to serve you.

I’ve lived in Lilburn for 13 years and have been involved in the community by organizing NNO for 4 years, serving on Lilburn’s Alcohol Review Board and Planning Commission and by also serving on boards of SafetySmart Liburn and the Lilburn Community Garden.

Please check my website, www.teresa4council.com, for more information about my qualifications.

Why do you want to hold the office? (100)

It’s simple, because I really do care about the people of this community.  I believe the safety of our residents is a priority, as is a good quality of life.

I want to hold the office to advocate for body cameras for the police, to bring a K-9 unit to the city, to install a Tornado Warning System for our residents, to support expansion of the trails and continuation of park events.

Finally, I want to serve because the people of Lilburn deserve representatives that will help them, speak for them, and protect them in an honorable and trustworthy way.

What do you consider Lilburn’s strengths to be and how should they be utilized? (200)

I believe that one of Lilburn’s greatest strengths is our low crime rate.  The Lilburn Police Department (LPD), clearly, one of the finest police departments in the Greater Atlanta area, has done an excellent job in building relationships with neighborhoods and businesses.  I believe that they should continue to expand and maintain neighborhood and business watches by using organizations like SafetySmart Lilburn and the Lilburn Citizens Police Academy Partnership.  Communication between watches is the key and if we can use the LPD as the “center of the wheel” to send out important information to our watch leaders, this will continue to make Lilburn one of the safest places to live.

A strength also lies with the many different kind of people who call this city home.  We all share similar goals:  a safe neighborhood, good schools, a home where we feel secure and a community that cares.  There are opportunities to attend ethnic festivals and events throughout Lilburn.  We have our own International Festival, which celebrates the uniqueness of our community.   I would hope that we use this cultural diversity to learn from one another and about one another.

What do you consider major issues in Lilburn and how do you propose addressing them? (200)

The biggest issue that needs to be addressed is the mistrust that many citizens feel toward city government.  Many people, who I have talked to, feel disenfranchised, feel like decisions are being made with no due consideration given to them as taxpayers.  We should give our residents the chance to express their concerns and ask questions prior to making decisions that could impact their taxes and their neighborhoods.  They deserve to know what’s going on and we need to be willing to listen.  It’s perceived that “minds are already made up”.  That we don’t care what they think.  And honestly, I believe that if we have good justification for what we are doing, then we should be able to communicate our position and should be able to adequately address their questions and concerns.  Realistically, we won’t win over everyone, but I believe that the majority of people will at least appreciate that we were open and honest and gave them a chance to voice their questions and concerns.  We need to improve communication and build trust between our citizens and their government.  And, I believe, it all starts with allowing our residents, our taxpayers the chance to express their voice.

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Michelle West, M West Legal, LLC, State Bar of Georgia - Attorney

What are your qualifications for serving as City Council Member? (75 words)

I have participated in numerous city, county, community and professional leadership programs and boards over the past several years.   This experience coupled with being an attorney and certified mediator has served to prepare me for the position I seek today on the Council.  I direct you to my website www.michelleforlilburn.com to see a complete list of my qualifications since I am limited here in my response.

Why do you want to hold the office? (100)

Practically speaking, I am passionate about being of service and championing the rights and voices of people whether it is through my profession or in a service oriented community position.  I believe in Lilburn’s potential.  I seek to use my qualifications, mentioned above and more specifically at www.michelleforlilburn.com , to assist the Council in its improvement of our great city.  My keen sense of collaboration, negotiation, relationship-building and inquiry are some of my many traits that would add value to our Council.  I have a fresh perspective and am willing to look at all issues with the community’s interests at the center of any decision.

What do you consider Lilburn’s strengths to be and how should they be utilized? (200)

Lilburn’s strengths are its small town charm, schools, geographic location, public safety and sense of community.  Although growth is inevitable, these strengths can be leveraged to bring in responsible and calculated development.  Lilburn has a unique quaint atmosphere, which sets it apart from many cities in Gwinnett County.  Its geographic location makes it easily accessible to Atlanta and the greater metro area while maintaining a somewhat small town feel.  This characteristic should be considered when ensuring that all development is in line with the balanced interests of the residents and business.  Lilburn should play up these strengths to bring in reasonable development that will serve to bolster our community and tax base.  Since we are a bedroom community that many northern city residents have to pass to reach their distance we should ensure that we have businesses that both our residents and non-residents would want to frequent, as another means of raising revenue for our city businesses and city alike.  Our great schools and public safety can also be utilized to demonstrate that there is value in continued investment our community, which is furthered bolstered by great our sense of community.

What do you consider major issues in Lilburn and how do you propose addressing them? (200)

One of Lilburn’s major issues that I have heard many times is traffic/ congestion.  I agree with the saying that “we are not in traffic, we are traffic.”  As further development continues traffic and congestion will likely increase.  It would be premature to propose how I would address this issue considering I do not currently have all the facts.  However, given what I do know at this time, I would propose doing research through the Department of Transportation on all high traffic areas, the numbers of cars present daily and the existence of accidents that have occurred at the most prominent intersections or roadways.  I would then propose collaboration with the county in establishing a method of combatting this trend.  Although an intersection may be a non-city street, many times it is close enough to the city to affect its residents.  Just because a road is a not a city road, we must still keep a dialogue going with the county so that traffic does not continue to adversely impact the quality of life for all citizens.  Another option would be to make our city a more walkable community, working with our Community Improvement District and working to obtain necessary funding to implement suggestions for improvements on the Lawrenceville Highway corridor.

Wynne-Russell Preservation Committee

Have Your Holiday Gathering at the Wynne Russell House

The Wynne-Russell House will be decorated for Christmas this year and will be an ideal location for your holiday gathering of up to 40. Rental rates are $25 per hour with a two-hour minimum.  For multiple rentals, contact info@lilburncp.comLINK for information on the house and events.


Wynne-Russell Historic Preservation Committee News
 
 
October Ticketed Investigation

On Saturday, Oct. 24, Timeless Paranormal will be hosting four evening investigations for small groups.  This is a ticketed event with all proceeds benefitting the Wynne-Russell House.  All four evening sessions have sold out.  Thank you for your support!


News from the City

 
 
 
 

Upcoming Meetings

(Check the City website for updates)

Mayor's Town Hall Meeting, Monday, Oct. 26 at 7 pm.

City Council Meeting, Monday, Nov. 9, 7:30 pm.

Downtown Development Authority, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 6:30 pm.

Upcoming Events

 
Movie PosterMoonlight Movie: Oct. 24
Bring your blanket or lawn chair and watch "Hotel Transylvania" in the park! Concessions and children's activities will be available. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes. Movie will begin at dusk. (6:00 -9:30 pm. Lilburn City Park, 76 Main St.
 
Daffy's Day Hike for Hungry Pets, Sun. Oct. 25 
This annual fundraiser will include pet adoptions and a pet hike.  Visit vendor booths and enjoy live music!  For more information, please visit www.daffysday.org
 
Veteran's Day, Sunday, Nov. 8,  2-4 pm
 
 
 
Following a ceremony in Lilburn City Park honoring local veterans, the Continental Dance Orchestra will perform swing music and patriotic favorites.
 
 
 
Treelighting and Coloring Contest
 
 
 
Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm in front of City Hall at 76 Main St.
 
Be part of this annual tradition, as the City of Lilburn lights the tree on Main Street. Lilburn Middle School Chorus will perform at the event.
 
Coloring Contest is open to children, k-5.  Entries must be submitted to the City by Nov. 16.  Click HERE for this year's contest sheet.
 
Please click here for sponsorship information.
 
 
 
Christmas Parade
 
 
 

Dec. 5, 2015, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Celebrate the season with this longtime annual tradition in Lilburn. This classic Christmas parade will include marching bands, antique cars, local celebrities, and, of course, Santa Claus! Free, professional photos with Santa will be available at City Hall following the parade.

Arcado Elementary School Principal Penny Palmer Young will serve as Grand Marshal for the parade. Make plans now to come out and join your neighbors and friends as we welcome the Christmas season in Lilburn.

Click here for parade entry information.
Click here for sponsorship information.

Parade entry and sponsorship deadline is Nov. 13.

Adult volunteers are needed to help at the morning of the Christmas Parade, Contact Roz Schmitt at 770-638-2225.


Business Info

Travel at the Speed of Your Business: Pack Your Mobile Phone for Overseas Travel

By Kitty McConnell, Manta Contributor - October 20, 2015

Traveling abroad presents a particular challenge for small-business owners: You want to stay connected to your business, but you’re wary of exorbitant international roaming rates. Here are some smart ways to minimize the worry of vacation communication—so you can focus on having fun!

  • International unlocking: Smartphones operating on what is known as the GSM (Global System for Mobiles) can be “unlocked.” This means the SIM card inside which connects your device to your carrier can be temporarily replaced with a SIM card for a carrier that serves your destination. Check with your carrier to determine whether your phone can be unlocked for international travel.
  • Explore carrier plans: Before you head to the airport, make an appointment to go over your mobile phone service options. Sprint offers International Data Pack add-ons for domestic data plans, along with special Canada Roaming rates. Verizon’s International Travel Program transfers your number to a loaner “world phone” for trips lasting 21 days or less. AT&T offers special Passport and Cruise Ship Packages for international travelers.
  • Buy a prepaid phone: Ask your carrier about special international phone rentals, or purchase a pre-paid phone that will allow you to pay for international calls as you go. These can be ordered online prior to your vacation, or purchased on the ground when you land.
  • Go digital: Don’t forget that this is your vacation—instead of being tethered to your smartphone, set aside a half hour before breakfast and a half hour after dinner to check in with your business back home. Take advantage of the complimentary business centers and Wi-Fi access located in most hotels and resorts. These workstations will allow you to communicate via email or video conferencing meetings free of charge.

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Volunteers, Judges and Sponsors Needed

(Editor's Note:  The population in the City of Lilburn doubles everyday school is in session; while businesses are the life blood of our greater community, the quality of our schools has a greater impact on the future sustainability of our greater community.  Please consider getting involved in this year's Science in some way.)

Save the Date to Participate in the Science Fair

The 2016 Gwinnett Science, Engineering + Innovation Fair will take place on Friday, February 26th at the Infinite Energy Center. We hope you'll get involved in this great event that supports STEM Education and provides a economic impact in Gwinnett County.
There are 6 ways to get involved!
 
To get involved or for more information, contact Rachel Jeffers at rachel@accentcreativegroup.com

1. Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships are an investment in the future by providing awards and scholarships to encourage the pursuit of careers in science and engineering, supporting our future workforce and hopefully retain top talent in Gwinnett.
 
 
2. Become a Judge

Judges will have the opportunity to meet and interact with talented middle and high school students who are exploring their passions in science, engineering and innovation. Fair participants are eager to share their work with experts in their particular fields of interest. Judges will evaluate the quality of the work exhibited in the students' projects.

Click Here to Learn How to Become a Judge

3. Innovation In Action
 
The Innovation in Action Showcase, a NEW to the Gwinnett Science, Engineering + Innovation Fair  is opportunity for students to take projects a step further with design, develop and implement an innovative product or solution to a given challenge.
 
After initial exhibit projects are judged, top finalist of innovated projects will be assessed by a panel of judges comprised of business professionals, higher-education faculty and experts in various industries for an exciting Innovation In Action Showcase.  Extend an opportunity for student finalists to observe science, engineering, technology and innovation practices in real business settings to experience "Innovation in Action."
 
4. Donate an Award
 
Each project category will have a 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winner, as well as honorable mention. First place winners at the Regional Fair will advance and be eligible to participate in the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair.  In addition, three select projects will directly advance to the prestigious Intel® International Science Fair.
 
There will also be several special awards and scholarship prizes that will be awarded! Donate an award for a winner ($100 Gift Card, iPad, computer accessory, electronics, educational item, etc.) in an award category that supports your business industry.
 
 
5. Participate in the Career Expo
 
Career Expo participants will have the opportunity to share professional experience of real world applications of science and engineering with exceptional young men and woman.
The Expo has become one of the highlights throughout the day for the students! There is no financial commitment required to participate in the Career Expo. The time commitment is minimal (9:00 am - 2:00 pm, which includes breakfast and lunch); the impact you could have is great.
 
6. Volunteer Your Time
 
The Gwinnett Regional Science, Engineering + Innovation Fair is run almost entirely by volunteers, from the Board of Directors Members who help guide policy of the event and organization, to the judges who evaluate the student's research.  The only way this event happens is through the wonderful people who volunteer their time.

To get involved or for more information, contact Rachel Jeffers at rachel@accentcreativegroup.com


Lilburn Community News

Trunk of Treat at Good Shepherd, Oct. 24.

Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church presents "Trunk of Treat" on Saturday, Oct. 24th, 4 pm to 7 pm.  There will be hayrides, Mystery Maze, games, music, prizes and food.  Wear your favorite costume and join the fun. Good Shepherd is located at 1400 Killian Hill Rd.  More info at this LINK.


Lilburn Area Girl Scouts

Gross Goodies Swap at Wynne-Russell House, Sat. Oct. 31, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Gross Goodies is a Girl Scout Tradition held annually around Halloween, which is also Juliette Gordon Low's birthday.  Girl Scouts and invited guests gather to share and swap portions of dishes made to look disgusting but actually Taste delicious. There are endless examples online. 

To participate, please RSVP your information (troop or individual and number of attendees) and if you can bring your own table to Leslie at blueofnoon@hotmail.com.

In the giving spirit of Juliette Gordon Low, we request donations of deodorant, travel-sized toiletries, toothbrushes and toothpaste for distribution to the homeless downtown.

The Wynne-Russell House is located at 4685 Wynne-Russell Drive in Lilburn.


Annual BBQ at Luxomni Church, Nov. 7th

On the first Saturday of November each year the Luxomni/Lilburn community comes together for an incredible time of food, fellowship and fun with the Luxomni Baptist Church BBQ, Bake and Yard Sale!   A pork plate sells for $8.00 and additional chopped pork and Brunswick stew can be purchased by the pound and quart. In addition to the mouth watering BBQ, you’ll want to stock up on some of the many baked goods prepared by hand by the ladies of the church.  Be sure to stop by Youth Yard Sale. which helps fund the annual youth summer trip.


Dentistry From The Heart - Dental Services

On Nov. 7, 8:00 am, Dentistry From The Heart will treat the first 50 people who arrive.  The location is Rausch Family Dentists, located at 1172 Rockbridge Rd. across from Imperial Chinese Restaurant.

For more information about Dentistry From The Heart, visit the organization’s national website at www.dentistryfromtheheart.org.


Diwali- Festival of Lights, Sat. Nov. 14, 6:00 pm

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Lilburn, Georgia, hosts the largest Diwali and Hindu New Year celebrations in the state. Open to one and all, the celebration is an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy the traditions, colors and rich culture of the Hindu faith. The BAPS Mandir is located at 460 Rockbridge Rd in Lilburn. Map

Diwali - the festival of light, is one of the most important and colorful festivals of the Hindu calendar. It will be celebrated with a festive display of music, lights and fireworks.
View video of the past Diwali celebration at the Mandir: bit.ly/seethecelebration



Check their Facebook page for updates and future meeting info

https://www.facebook.com/LilburnArtsAlliance. Guests are always welcome.

Please contact Andy Triemer, President, at (770) 931-2295 or visit their website
www.lilburnartsalliance.org for more information about the Lilburn Arts Alliance.


Lilburn Business Association

The LBA generally has its lunch meetings the third Tuesday of the month 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.  Meeting locations change so be sure to check the LBA website and newsletter for meeting details.

Register and Pay Online (members: $12, non-members: $15). Registration is not required but is encouraged. You do not need to be a member to attend.


Community Garden Work Day

In conjunction with Gwinnett Great Days of Service, the Lilburn Community Garden is asking for volunteers to help with a landscape installation and grounds clean-up. Come out on Saturday, Oct. 24th from 9 am until 1 pm. 

Garden is located across the Railroad tracks from Lilburn Park City park and Greenway Trail.

From Peggy Bergman, President, www.lilburncommunitygarden.org


Lilburn Lions

Meetings:   Oct. 22 and Nov. 12

The Lilburn Lions Club would like to invite those interested to attend meetings the second Thursday of the month at noon at the Taste of Paradise Restaurant located in the Market Place Shopping Center at 4805 Lawrenceville Hwy. in Lilburn (intersection of Indian Trail Rd. and US 29) and the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm at Berkmar Middle School, located opposite the Post Office on Hwy. 29 at the traffic light at Postal Way. For information on Lion's Club International, please follow this LINK.

The Lilburn Lions Club and Anthem employees recently teamed together on a painting project of athletic buildings at Berkmar High School.

 At the Oct. 22nd meeting the Lions will be picking a winner for the Peace Poster Contest.

In an effort to raise funds for community projects, Lions Club members will be taking orders now fresh Georgia pecans.  The pecans will be delivered the first week in November. A 12 oz. bag sells for $10.  Contact  info@lilburncp.com if interested.

The Rockbridge Road Clean-up will be Saturday, Nov. 7 (correction to last issue's date of Oct. 24) 9:00 - 11:30 am.  Bring gloves, water and trash poles if interested in helping. 


Lilburn Woman's Club

New Member Info Meeting Oct. 24th.

The GFWC Woman’s Club will be hosting a Membership Orientation on Saturday, Oct 24th from 9am-11am at 212 North River Rd. Anyone who is interested in exploring potential club membership and learning more about our history and purpose is invited to join us and bring a friend or neighbor. All we ask is that those planning to come RSVP in advance so that we can be sure to have enough supplies and coffee and donuts! Email your RSVP to rschweck@gmail.com. We look forward to meeting you and sharing a fun morning

Please call Jeannie at 770-381-1963 for more information and location

STEWARDS OF CHILDREN RECAP

A Stewards of Children Workshop was held at Lilburn City Hall Monday October 19, 2015.  The facilitator was Carol Neal Rossi a member of the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services, Child Sexual Assault Prevention Committee.  Stewards of Children is a prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.  It is a nationally recognized evidence based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behavior. The workshop co-sponsored by the GFWC Lilburn Woman’s Club was made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia.  The attendees were local leaders of the community. (Pictured l-r is District Attorney Danny Porter, Pat Swan, and Lilburn Police Chief Bruce Hedley.  Head photo is Carol Neal Rossi, Regional Coordinator for the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy.)


         

From SafetySmart Lilburn

(Submitted by Margot Ashley, President)

Take Step to Prevent Fires

October is Fire Prevention Month in Gwinnett County.  Firefighters suggest installing smoke alarms on every level of the home and in each of the bedrooms.  A smoke alarm should also be placed in the attic of the home.  Smoke alarms provide early warning when a fire strikes and gives added time for people to escape.  Develop a home fire escape plan and practice fire drills with the entire family.

For additional information on home fire safety, please contact the Gwinnett Fire Community Risk Reduction Section at  678.518.4845 or e-mail fireprograms@gwinnettcounty.com.  The department offers free home safety surveys and smoke alarm checks as part of its community outreach programs.

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It's Deer Mating Season: How To Not Hit One With Your Car

With the peak of the deer "rutting season" coming soon in Georgia, the chances of deer-vehicle collisions increase.

Originally posted on the Dacula, GA Patch

By SCOTT BERNARDE (Patch Staff) October 18, 2015

October brings with it Halloween and cool weather, but it’s also the start of deer season and the time to make sure Bambi doesn’t come crashing through your windshield.

The odds of a U.S. driver making a claim for hitting a deer, elk or moose is 1 in 169, according to claim data analyzed by State Farm.

The cost? For each deer hit, $4,135.

And it’s not just deer or property affected. In 2013, 191 people died from hitting an animal, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

“Insurance claims for collisions with deer tend to spike in November,” Russ Rader, spokesman for the institute, told Patch. “We’re entering the peak period.”

The top five states nationwide where a driver is most likely to have a collision are, in order, West Virginia, Montana, Iowa, Pennsylvania and South Dakota, according to State Farm.

Fall is prime breeding season for deer across Georgia. It’s also when drivers are more likely to hit one, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.

UGA researchers looked at breeding data and compared it to deer-vehicle collision statistics in the state in a county-by-county analysis of peak times for possible deer-vehicle collisions.

According to the study, between 2005 and 2012, there were 45,811 reported deer-vehicle collisions in the state.

Deer-vehicle collisions increase during “rutting season” because white-tailed deer move around a lot more looking for mates, according to James Stickles, lead researcher on the project. Stickles, who led the study while earning his master’s degree from UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, said researchers were able to create a map that more accurately reflects when motorists are in greater danger of hitting a deer. The new map lists specific peak dates for each of Georgia’s 159 counties.

Deer are mostly active from dusk to dawn and are rarely alone, researchers say.

And it’s not just deer or property affected. In 2013, 191 people died from hitting an animal, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

“Insurance claims for collisions with deer tend to spike in November,” Russ Rader, spokesman for the institute, told Patch. “We’re entering the peak period.”

The top five states nationwide where a driver is most likely to have a collision are, in order, West Virginia, Montana, Iowa, Pennsylvania and South Dakota, according to State Farm.

Fall is prime breeding season for deer across Georgia. It’s also when drivers are more likely to hit one, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.

UGA researchers looked at breeding data and compared it to deer-vehicle collision statistics in the state in a county-by-county analysis of peak times for possible deer-vehicle collisions.

According to the study, between 2005 and 2012, there were 45,811 reported deer-vehicle collisions in the state.

Deer-vehicle collisions increase during “rutting season” because white-tailed deer move around a lot more looking for mates, according to James Stickles, lead researcher on the project. Stickles, who led the study while earning his master’s degree from UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, said researchers were able to create a map that more accurately reflects when motorists are in greater danger of hitting a deer. The new map lists specific peak dates for each of Georgia’s 159 counties.

Deer are mostly active from dusk to dawn and are rarely alone, researchers say.

How To Avoid Hitting A Deer On The Road

1. Know the time of day

Dusk and dawn are the prime times for deer to be out in the road, according to the Association of Fish and Wildlife agencies.

Those times also can limit visibility, with the sun being near the horizon causing glare and affecting vision.

2. Don’t swerve

“You want to avoid the secondary collision,” Rader said. “And if you’re swerving suddenly, you’re increasing your risk by hitting another car or leaving the roadway.”

Instead, you should brake firmly when you see an animal in your path, but continue to stay in your lane.

3. Drive slowly

“The best advice is to heed deer warning signs and slow down in areas where deer are prevalent,” Rader said.

And if you see one, other deer are likely to be nearby. You can give your horn a short, firm blast to scare others in the area away.

4. Use your brights (when there’s no oncoming traffic, of course)

Not only will this help you see the road better, but it will help you detect deer more easily.

“The high beams will better illuminate the eyes of deer on or near the roadway,” the Insurance Information Institute says.

5. Don’t use special devices

Deer whistles and special reflectors for your car are marketed to scare deer away, but it’s more likely that they’re just another way to swindle some sucker out of five or 10 bucks.

“These devices have not been proven to reduce deer-vehicle collisions,” the institute says.

So I Hit A Deer; Now What?

State Farm gives six steps to take if you do end up hitting a deer:

1. Move your vehicle to a safe place: Get it off the road, if possible, and turn on your hazard lights.

2. Call the police: They can make sure traffic gets stopped, if needed, and take down information for your insurance claim.

3. Document the incident: Take photos of everything — the deer, your car, any injuries to you or your passengers. You should also get contact information from any witnesses who saw the crash.

4. Don’t touch the animal: It could be carrying disease, or if it’s still alive, it could get scared and hurt you.

5. Contact your insurance agent: Get the claims process going ASAP.

6. Don’t assume your vehicle is safe to drive: Check it for fluid leaks, tire damage, broken lights or anything else that may have gone wrong during the crash. If you have any doubts, call a tow truck.

The State Farm study used the company’s insurance claim data from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015, and projected nationwide trends using data on state-licensed drivers. For more information, check out the full State Farm report here.


News from Schools

E-SPLOST Proposed Projects for Lilburn

The upcoming E-SPLOST has a number of proposed construction projects planned for the greater Lilburn area schools.  In addition to three new schools, there are three additions/renovations to existing schools in the Berkmar, Meadowcreek and Parkview Clusters.

Opening in 2018 will be the Meadowcreek Cluster Theme High School (new school) with 79 instructional units.  Opening in 2019 will be a Meadowcreek Cluster elementary school with 93 instructional units.  In 2020 Berkmar Cluster will get a new elementary school with 76 instructional units.  In the same year Parkview High School will open an addition with 20 instructional units.  In 2021, Lilburn Middle School with open with a 26 instructional addition and Berkmar High School will get a new theater addition plus 4 instructional units.

Additionally, if the E-SPLOST passes on Nov. 3, schools in the Lilburn area would benefit from technology improvements, expansion of eCLASS, and other system-wide facility modifications. More information and be found at: http://gcps-communique.com/   Check the Gwinnett Voter Information Page  for location information for advance and absentee voting.

News from Gwinnett County Gov.

Special Election Voting Information

Vote in advance of the November special election.

A special election will take place on Tuesday, November 3 at your polling location. To find your voting precinct or view a sample ballot, visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter Page.

Registered voters may request an absentee ballot by mail for the special election. A completed application must first be received before an absentee ballot is issued. Please access the form online or call 678.226.7210 to request an application.

Voters may also cast their ballot in person from October 12 – 30, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm at the Gwinnett County Voter Registrations and Elections Office, located at 455 Grayson Highway in Lawrenceville. More information on the Voter Registration Information Page.

A FANCIFUL FABULOUS FAUX WEDDING

TO BE HELD AT THE GWINNETT HISTORIC COURTHOUSE

(Lawrenceville, Ga., Oct. 20, 2015) – Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation welcomes brides and grooms-to-be, bridesmaids and their family members on Oct. 25 to A Fanciful Fabulous Faux Wedding event from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse located at 185 West Crogan Street in Lawrenceville. Guests will have the opportunity to experience wedding day ins and outs beginning with the ceremony and ending with the last dance of the reception. The event costs $17 per person to attend and will feature a DIY session, a delicious lunch, dance exhibition and door prize drawings. Each bride and groom attending will also receive a t-shirt. Wedding professionals will be available to answer any questions throughout the event.

Featured wedding professionals include Spectrum Entertainment, Bravura Fashion, Cornbread and Caviar Catering, Lovin Florist, Porche Photography, International Dance Studios, Savvi Formalwear, Encore Events, Nancy’s Candy and Spice, Wedding Belles Atlanta, The Baking Grounds, Reverend Tom Johnson, The Bench Jeweler and Harpist for the King. This event is open to the public but pre-registration is required. To register, please call (770) 822-5450 prior to Oct. 22.

Homebuyer Education Workshop - FREE

October 30 from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Join us as we discuss homebuyer education. We will cover budgeting and mon­ey management, the ABCs of credit and credit reports, down payment assistance programs, what to expect from a realtor, mortgage loan process, home inspections and appraisals, homeowner's insurance, the closing day, your legal rights, and more. To register, please call 1.866.625.0129. Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross.

GWINNETT COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION TO HOLD PUBLIC INPUT MEETINGS

(Lawrenceville, Ga., Sept. 23, 2012) – Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation has a history of including public input in their planning processes. In keeping with that reputation, the Department of Community Services through its Parks and Recreation division, is scheduling a series of public meetings in October. Residents with concerns or interests in the provision and maintenance of new or existing park facilities in Gwinnett will have the opportunity to provide input about their personal recreational desires at these meetings. This series of Public Input Meetings will be held throughout the County during the month of October. Meeting times and locations are as follows (one meeting remains):

Thursday, Oct. 29   7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Highway, Suwanee

FALL INTO HEALTH SENIOR WELLNESS FAIR

(Lawrenceville, Ga., Oct. 20, 2015) – Bethesda Park Senior Center will be hosting the Fall Into Health Senior Wellness Fair on Friday, Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in partnership with Live Healthy Gwinnett, Gwinnett County Senior Services and the Gwinnett Extension Service. This year’s event will feature live cooking demonstrations, a farmer’s market, breakout information sessions with special presenters, live entertainment, interactive fitness demonstrations and health screenings in addition to health and wellness exhibitors.The event which has typically served more than 800 seniors ages 50 and older, is expectedto double the number of participants this year. Bethesda Park Senior Center is located at 225 Bethesda Church Road in Lawrenceville. Interested exhibitors should call (678) 277-0179 for more information.


County-wide Organization News

Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful

Discover Why the ME Campaign is About ALL of Us!

Posted October 7, 2015 by kbolling & filed under News

In September 2015, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and our partners at the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners kicked off a very special initiative designed to foster a sense of pride and personal responsibility among local citizens, businesses, civic groups and organizations. Touting a memorable acronym that stands for “My Environment,” the first leg of the ME Campaign is focused primarily on the Beaver Ruin Watershed in the heart of Gwinnett County.

CAMPAIGN PURPOSE:

The reason for the development of this very special campaign is to meaningfully engage and actively motivate people throughout the community to become stewards of our surrounding environment. In addition to potential environmental impacts, the physical appearance of our public lands can have wide-reaching economic and social impacts.  Unfortunately – because many people feel no sense of ownership for public lands – areas of our community such as roadsides, medians and streambanks are frequently littered and used as dumping grounds. Due to an increase in litter along our roadsides and in our waterways in recent years, it is vital that we act now to care for our environment. While many people can see the issue, they don’t act because they believe that these areas are someone else’s responsibility. The ME Campaign is designed to change that by inspiring a sense of ownership, spreading awareness and providing opportunities for Gwinnett residents and businesses to take personal action to care for ‘ME’ because this is our HOME!

THE BEAVER RUIN WATERSHED:

The reasons to protect the health and sustainability of our watersheds reach far beyond their impact on the physical beauty of the area. The alarming truth is that everything that happens in and around the watershed – which is all of the area surrounding a lake, stream or pond – can have an impact on nearby waterways. The very same waterways that sustain life for local flora and fauna also serve as a place for fishing, canoeing and kayaking, and sometimes even provide drinking water for our neighbors further downstream. Water from rain and runoff flows downhill from the watershed into the waterway, often carrying with it any cigarette butts, fast food bags, plastic bottles, motor oil, grass clippings, chemical pollution and the like.

The Beaver Ruin Watershed is particularly important to our community because this area drains into Beaver Ruin Creek, where the consequences of littering are becoming an increasing problem. Through the ME Campaign, we won’t merely be asking aspiring environmental stewards to volunteer to help clean up litter – we’re also asking every single individual in Gwinnett to keep “ME” clean by not contributing to the ever-growing litter issue.

Over the course of the coming months, additional areas of concern will be revealed in future phases of this campaign.

WAYS YOU CAN HELP KEEP “ME” CLEAN:

The first – and most important – step is for all of our neighbors to never litter in the first place! Please put trash in a litterbag or trash can.

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful provides a number of additional ways in which local residents, organizations, civic groups and companies can get involved in “taking care of ME,” including:


Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia

Understanding Estate Planning

Jack Sawyer is a partner at Alston & Bird LLP who practices in the areas of wealth planning, asset protection planning, fiduciary and tax litigation, conservation easements and exempt organizations.

Jack received his B.B.A. degree, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Accounting and his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame. Following law school, Jack served as a judge advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps.  He has authored many books and articles and has been quoted in Forbes, Fortune, Georgia Trend, and Modern Healthcare. Jack has received extensive training in arbitration and mediation, and is listed as a Dispute Resolver by the AHLA.

Jack Sawyer's father was one of the founders of the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia. Jack carries on in his father's footsteps serving as one of the Foundation's legal advisors and as an active member of the Professional Advisors Committee.

There event is Wednesday, October 28, 2015, from 4:00-5:30 PM with a wine and cheese reception following.  Location is The 1818Club, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth  There is no cost to attend; however seating is limited and registration is required.  (CLICK HERE)

 Editor's Note:  Jack Sawyer, the speaker, is a graduate of Berkmar High School and grew up in Lilburn.  His father, Jack Sawyer, was mayor of Lilburn in the 1970's.

Please submit story ideas, comments or suggestions to info@lilburncp.com, attention Diana Preston.

 
Contents
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
LILBURN COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
Candidate Responses
Brian Birchik
Teresa Czyz
Michelle West
Historic Preservation Com.
WR Rental Information
Paranormal Event
CITY OF LILBURN
Meetings
Events
Veterans Dau
Tree Lighting
 Coloring Contest
Christmas Parade
BUSINESS
International Phone Use
Science Fair Needs You
COMMUNITY NEWS
Trunk of Treat
Gross Goodies
Luxomni BBQ
Dentistry From The Heart
Diwali at BAPS Mandi
LILBURN ARTS ALLIANCE
LILBURN BUSINESS ASSOC.
LILBURN LIONS CLUB
Oct. 22 Poster Judging
Nov. 7 Road Clean-up
LILBURN WOMAN'S CLUB
New Member Information Mtg.
Child Abuse Recap
SAFETYSMART LILBURN
Fire Safety
Avoiding Deer Road Safety
GWINNETT SCHOOL NEWS
E-SPLOST Lilburn Projects
GWINNETT COUNTY NEWS
Special Election Voting Info
Weddings at the Courthouse
Home Buyer Workshop
Parks and Recs Meeting
Senior Health Fair
GWINNETT ORGANIZATIONS
Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful
Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia
 

 
 

Sponsors

Bambinelli's

Mail & Package Center

Music Go Round

Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

Kona Ice

SafetySmart Lilburn

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Taqueria Los Hermanos

Lilburn Farmers' Market

Small Town 
Big World
Festival
Sponsors
 
 
Platinum
 
 
 
 

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Patrons

Gwinnett Human Relations Commission

Carothers & Mitchell

Attorneys at Law

Music on Main Street

Friends

Dr. Scott Batterton

Eddie's Automotive

Lilburn Woman's Club

Muslims for Peace

 
 
 
 
 
 
Info Links
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Monday, October 19 2015

 
 
 
 
 
Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership                            October 8, 2015

Read on and get out and enjoy your community.

(Go to the Blog page to translate this issue. www.lilburncp.com or read it later. Please submit items in Word documents by the 20th of the month.)


UPCOMING EVENTS

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SafetySmart Fire Safety Program Oct. 8th

The community is invited to attend a fire safety presentation by Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency services on Thursday, Oct. 8, 7:00 - 8:30 pm.  The program will present startegies to keep you and your family safe including: fire safety, safe cooking habits, fire escape plan, home safety, how to survive a fire, and fire prevention in the community.  The free program is sponsored by SafetySmart Lilburn and will take place  in Lilburn City Hall Auditorium located at 76 Main Street in Lilburn.

Lilburn Daze Oct. 10th, 9 am - 5 pm in Lilburn City Park

(Click on the scarecrow for a slideshow by Richard Ferris)

A Lilburn tradition for more than 40 years, Lilburn Daze features 200 arts and crafts vendors and a variety of food vendors. The kid zone features free art activities, a train ride, pony rides, and lots of other fun. With an estimated 12,000 attendees, this family-friendly festival is one of the most popular in the area.

The festival is hosted by the Lilburn Woman's Club and co-sponsored by the City of Lilburn. Visit www.lilburndaze.org for more information.


Lilburn Community Partnership

Free Home Buyer Class, Sat. Oct. 17

Kristin Byers (Real Estate Agent) and Brent Baldock (Mortgage Loan Officer NMLS ID #254679) will conduct a free home buyers workshop on Saturday, Oct. 17, 10:00 am -11: 30 am at the Wynne-Russell House, 4685 Wynne Russell Dr. Lilburn.  Topics that will be covered include:  applying for a mortgage loan, types of loans available, working with a real estate agent, contracts and negotiation, inspections and appraisals, and the closing.  Time will also be allotted for questions and answers.  For more information go to: http://www.kristinbyers.metrobrokers.com/builder-profile/ Please contact Kristin Byers to RSVP at 770-695-2078.

Lilburn Community Partnership Receives AllState Foundation Grant

The LCP recently was awarded a grant from the AllState Foundation.  Funds will be used to continue promoting community engagement through events, the website, newsletter and the Wynne-Russell House as a meeting/event venue.

Miriam Vega Insurance Agency was instrumental in helping LCP achieve the grant.  Mrs. Vega, along with her staff and family members have devoted many volunteer hours helping to maintain the Wynne-Russell House and working on other LCP projects. The LCP is very appreciative of what AllState and Vega Insurance Agency have contributed to help make the greater Lilburn community a wonderful place to call to call home.

Have Your Holiday Gathering at the Wynne Russell House

The Wynne-Russell House will be decorated for Christmas this year and will be an ideal location for your holiday gathering of up to 40. Rental rates are $25 per hour with a two-hour minimum.  For multiple rentals, contact info@lilburncp.comLINK for information on the house and events.


Wynne-Russell Historic Preservation Committee News
 
 
October Ticketed Investigation

On Saturday, Oct. 24, Timeless Paranormal will be hosting four evening investigations for small groups.  This is a ticketed event with all proceeds benefitting the Wynne-Russell House.  Times are 5, 6, 8, and 9 pm.   The 8 and 9 pm sessions are sold out and a few spots remain in the 6 pm session. Go to www.lilburnevents.com for ticket reservations and email Shannon Byers: timelessparanormal@gmail.com to secure your spot in the small group sessions.

Historic Preservation Committee Meeting

The Wynne-Russell Historic Preservation Committee meets on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 5:00 pm at the Wynne-Russell House.  Visitors are welcome.


News from the City

 
 
 
 

Upcoming Meetings

(Check the City website for updates)

  • City Council convenes on October 12 for work session at 6:30 pm and for formal meeting at 7:30 pm.
  • Downtown Development Authority meets on October 21 for work session at 6:30 pm followed by formal meeting.
  • Planning Commission meets on Oct. 22 at 7:30 preceeded by a work session.

October and November Events

Food Truck Tuesday, Oct.13

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy an evening in the park! 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. 

Trucks scheduled to be at the event include;
Blaxican
Mac the Cheese
Pressed for Time
Spiedie Zone
Tasting Maine
Wow
King of Pops
Chay J's
Sweet Jeanius

1910 Public House Restaurant will be selling beer and wine.  Live entertainment TBD. Check the Facebook Page for updates. Food Truck Tuesdays will end after Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Costume Swap - Saturday, Oct. 17 

Recycle and reuse!  Join the City of Lilburn’s Halloween Costume Swap on Saturday, October 17 from 12-3 p.m.

Parkview Cluster Foundation "Spirit" Fun Run -  Sunday, Oct. 18

Parkview Cluster Foundation is hosting a 5K and 1 mile fun run to support and raise grant money for Parkview Cluster schools.

For registration information, please email parkviewclusterfoundation@gmail.com.
 
 
Movie PosterMoonlight Movie: Oct. 24
Bring your blanket or lawn chair and watch "Hotel Transylvania" in the park! Concessions and children's activities will be available. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes. Movie will begin at dusk. (6:00 -9:30 pm. Lilburn City Park, 76 Main St.
 
Daffy's Day Hike for Hungry Pets, Sun. Oct. 25 
This annual fundraiser will include pet adoptions and a pet hike.  Visit vendor booths and enjoy live music!  For more information, please visit www.daffysday.org
 
December Treelighting and Christmas Parade
 
This year's treelighting is set for Tuesday evening, Dec. 1 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm and the parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 5 at 10:00 am.  Go to the city website for parade entry information. 

Lilburn City Election Nov. 3

A general election for the City of Lilburn will be held on Nov. 3, 2015, for the seats held by Mayor Johnny Crist, and Council Members Teresa Czyz and Scott Batterton.

The only contested race will be that of Council Member Teresa Czyz.  Michele West and Brian Birchick have qualified to run.

Only registered voters who reside in the city limits may vote in this election. The last day to register and be eligible to vote in this election will be Oct. 5. The polls will be open on Election Day, Nov. 3, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Lilburn City Hall, 76 Main St.


Business Info

Agavero

Agavero has Mariachis every Thursday evenings.4140 Lawrenceville Hwy. Lilburn. Check them out on Facebook.

Interested in Starting or Expanding a Business?

Editor's Note:  Check out this free tool from the Census Data website.  It is user friendly and can give you easy access to data you can use in making decisions on how to grow your business.

Expanding Small Business Owners’ Access to Our Data with Census Business Builder

Written by: John H. Thompson, Director of the U. S Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau is the premiere source of data about America’s economy and businesses, and we’re committed to making our data more accessible than ever before. I’m pleased to introduce our latest tool in that effort: Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition.

Every day, businesses large and small use Census Bureau data to make important decisions. Large companies have sophisticated research staff to do this work for them, but small business owners are often left to their own devices. We’ve talked to many entrepreneurs across the country, and a common request is for more Census Bureau data in an easier-to-use format. We listened, and in response, we developed Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition to provide them with easier access to more data.

Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition combines economic and demographic data in meaningful ways that are useful to the small business owner. Uniquely, Census Business Builder also uses third party data on consumer spending. While not produced by Census, we believe that the addition of this data will help deliver the information that’s most useful for small business owners’ needs. The result is an innovative data tool that will help small business entrepreneurs determine the best type and location for their small business.

To start, select your business type from a list of over 40 categories – such as a restaurant, construction company or beauty salon – and where you’re considering setting up shop.

Once you input this information, you see a map view of your selected location (county, city, town or ZIP code), along with relevant demographic, economic and housing characteristics for that area’s residents. You can pull up features of other businesses like yours – such as number of establishments or similar businesses, average payroll and consumer spending. You can also add filters in order to see cities, counties and neighborhoods with their potential customers’ desired income, education, poverty and employment characteristics.

Census Business Builder increases the availability and usefulness of the statistics the Census Bureau collects, and it’s a valuable tool for small business owners across America. This is the latest in the Census Bureau’s digital transformation effort, along with major upgrades to Census.gov, an expanding open API, mobile apps and other interactive data tools.

We hope you visit Census Business Builder at www.census.gov/data/data-tools/cbb.html and give us your thoughts via the feedback button. Ideas for improvements to future versions of the tool will come from you, the user.


Lilburn Community News

First Baptist Lilburn Celebrates 175 Years and Festival of Nations Oct. 18

Worship at 10:00 AM on Oct. 18 with special Guest, Rev. Carl Marshall (Pastor, 1977-1983), followed by a BBQ Dinner - $10.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Children.  Victory Quartet Concert at 1:30 pm.

Purchase Dinner tickets  by October 5, 2015. For more information:  www.firstbaptist.net or 770-921-1220.


Trunk of Treat at Good Shepherd, Oct. 24.

Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church presents "Trunk of Treat" on Saturday, Oct. 24th, 4 pm to 7 pm.  There will be hayrides, Mystery Maze, games, music, prizes and food.  Wear your favorite costume and join the fun. Good Shepherd is located at 1400 Killian Hill Rd.  More info at this LINK.


Annual BBQ at Luxomni Church, Nov. 7th

On the first Saturday of November each year the Luxomni/Lilburn community comes together for an incredible time of food, fellowship and fun with the Luxomni Baptist Church BBQ, Bake and Yard Sale!   A pork plate sells for $8.00 and additional chopped pork and brunswick stew can be purchased by the pound and quart. In addition to the mouth watering BBQ, you’ll want to stock up on some of the many baked goods prepared by hand by the ladies of the church.  HINT: If you want Fired Apple Pies you need to pre order at the Baked Goods table at 10:00am when they open!  With all of this incredible food, you’ll also want to take a walk through the Youth Yard Sale.  This event always has something for everyone, with all proceeds going to help fund the annual youth summer trip!


Lilburn Area Girl Scouts

Gross Goodies Swap at Wynne-Russell House, Sat. Oct. 31, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Gross Goodies is a Girl Scout Tradition held annually around Halloween, which is also Juliette Gordon Low's birthday.  Girl Scouts and invited guests gather to share and swap portions of dishes made to look disgusting but actually Taste delicious. There are enless examples online. 

To participate, please RSVP your information (troop or individual and number of attendees) and if you can bring your own table to Lesslie at blueofnoon@hotmail.com.

In the giving spirit of Juliette Gordon Low, we request donations of deordorant, travel-sized toiletries, toothbrushes and toothpaste for distribution to the homeless downtown.

The Wynne-Russell House is located at 4685 Wynne-Russell Drive in Lilburn.


The Lilburn Arts Alliance will show case members'  art work on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Lilburn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival in Lilburn City Park.

Check their Facebook page for updates and future meeting info

https://www.facebook.com/LilburnArtsAlliance. Guests are always welcome.

Please contact Andy Triemer, President, at (770) 931-2295 or visit their website
www.lilburnartsalliance.org for more information about the Lilburn Arts Alliance.


Lilburn Business Association

Make your plans to attend the LBA October 20th business luncheon at Taste of Paradise Restaurant, 11:30 am -1:00 pm.  Sharita Robinson, of Robinson Consulting Services will present: HR for Small Businesses: What you need to know.

The LBA generally has its lunch meetings the third Tuesday of the month 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at A Taste of Paradise restaurant located near Harbor Freight in the Market Place Shopping center,  4805 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, Ga 30047. Be sure to check the LBA website and newsletter for meeting details.

Register and Pay Online (members: $12, non-members: $15). Registration is not required but is encouraged. You do not need to be a member to attend.

 

        

Lilburn Lions

Meetings:  Oct. 8 and Oct. 22

The Lilburn Lions Club would like to invite those interested to attend meetings the second Thursday of the month at noon at the Taste of Paradise Restaurant located in the Market Place Shopping Center at 4805 Lawrenceville Hwy. in Lilburn (intersection of Indian Trail Rd. and US 29) and the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm at Berkmar Middle School, located opposite the Post Office on Hwy. 29 at the traffic light at Postal Way. For information on Lion's Club International, please follow this LINK.

The Lilburn Lions will have a work project with volunteers from Anthem on Sunday, Oct. 11 from 12 pm - 4 pm at Berkmar High School.  The Lions recently received a grant from Anthem to assist with making some repairs and improvements at the school.  At their Oct. 22nd meeting they will be picking a winner for the Peace Poster Contest. On Saturday, Oct. 24 they will be picking up litter along Rockbridge Rd between Webb Pkwy and Dickens Rd. 

 


Lilburn Woman's Club

LWC Offers Training to Reduce Child Abuse

Did you know that 1 in 10 children are sexually abused before their 18th birthday? And that 90% of children know and trust their abusers?

Please help us change this statistic and make our community a safer place for our children. Join us on Monday October 19th, 9:00 am to 11:30 am, at Lilburn City Hall for breakfast and training.

Learn how to prevent child sexual abuse. The Stewards of Children "Darkness to Light" training program teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.  Our trainer is Carol Neal Rossi, Regional Prevention Coordinator (Atlanta Metro) for Georgia Center for Child Advocacy.  Workbooks will be provided.

The planning team for this training is the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and
Human Services, the Child Sexual Assault Prevention Committee, Lilburn Police Chief Bruce Hedley and the Lilburn Woman's Club. 

Breakfast will be provided by the Lilburn Woman's Club. Please RSVP to Pat
Swan by email if you plan to attend at
sbp6388@aol.com or call 770-923-6550.

Let's take responsibility as a community! Take the training!  This class is free. (CEUs offered.) 
 

New Member Information Meeting Oct. 24th.

You have heard about the Lilburn Woman's Club and all of our work in the community. Please accept our invitation to attend an informational meeting to learn exactly what we do, how we do all that we do, and what it takes to become a member. We would love to have you join us.

Date: October 24, 9:00 -11:00 am

Please call Jeannie at 770-381-1963 for more information and location


 


         

From SafetySmart Lilburn 

(Submitted by Margot Ashley, President)

FBI Spoofed by Scammers

The FBI is warning college students in Georgia to be on the lookout for a phone scam which specifically targets them for bogus student loan debt.

Students have called the FBI to complain about phone scammers posing as members of the federal government or FBI agents demanding payment for allegedly delinquent student loans, taxes, or parking tickets, the bureau says.

Some callers threatened their victims with arrest and inability to graduate on time unless the victims wired money to the scammers via MoneyGram, according to the FBI.

The scammers have obtained specific information on their marks and are using it to sound more convincing, and have even ”spoofed” the Atlanta FBI Field Office’s phone number in the caller ID to give the scam caller even more credibility, agents say.

“Spoofing” is a method that scammers use to trick caller ID software into believing a call is coming from a different location. Various online programs allow the scammers to fool victim’s phones into displaying the FBI Atlanta Field Office’s phone number and name when the call comes through.

“The public is reminded that the FBI does not call private citizens requesting money and to never give out unsolicited requests for personal information to callers that you don’t know,” the FBI says in a Monday statement.

Anyone who receives one of this scam phone calls is advised to file a complaint with the bureau through the Internet Crime Complaint Center.

Don't Fall for These Scams

Phishing scams come through fraudulent e-mails asking you to verify your personal information. In another type of scam, called vishing, a scammer may contact you over the phone to request this information. Though their tactics might change, all scammers have the same objective: to get your personal information.

Find out more about phone and online scams and how you can avoid them. Help protect others by sharing this information with a friend, an older parent, or with a co-worker.

Healthy Aging

Some declines in cognition and memory with age are normal, but sometimes they can signal problems. Learn the signs and symptoms of dementia and cognitive impairments so you can help the older adults in your life seek treatment at the right time.

September is Healthy Aging Month, a great time to learn the signs and symptoms associated with dementia and cognitive impairments. Physical activity, social engagement, and a healthy diet help prevent chronic conditions and increase the longevity and quality of life of older adults, but despite engaging in these healthy activities, some adults may develop memory loss or dementia. Some declines in memory are a normal part of aging, but sometimes they can signal a problem. Learn how to tell the difference.

Cognitive Decline Defined

Cognition is a combination of mental processes that include intuition, judgment, language, remembering, and the ability to learn new things. When cognition is impaired (referred to as cognitive impairment or decline), a person has trouble with these processes that begins to affect the things he or she can do in everyday life.

The decline of cognitive health—from mild cognitive decline to dementia—can have profound implications for an individual's health and well-being. Older adults and others experiencing cognitive decline may be unable to care for themselves or conduct necessary activities of daily living, such as meal preparation and money management, co-occurring medical conditions, and the inability to effectively manage medications are particular concerns when an individual's memory is impaired.

If you’re concerned that you or someone you know has a serious memory problem, talk with your doctor.

Forgetfulness or Something More?

Forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging. Some people may notice that it takes longer to learn new things, they don't remember information as well as they did, or they lose things like their glasses. These usually are signs of mild forgetfulness, not a serious memory problem.

Some memory problems are related to health issues that may be treatable. For example, medication side effects, vitamin B 12 deficiency, chronic alcoholism, tumors or infections in the brain, or blood clots in the brain can cause memory loss or possibly dementia. Some thyroid, kidney, or liver disorders also can lead to memory loss. A doctor should treat serious medical conditions like these as soon as possible.

For some older people, memory problems are a sign of a serious problem, such as mild cognitive impairment,dementia, or Alzheimer's disease. People who are worried about memory problems should see a doctor. The doctor might conduct or order a thorough physical and mental health evaluation to reach a diagnosis. Often, these evaluations are conducted by a neurologist, a physician who specializes in problems related to the brain and central nervous system.

Treatment

A person with dementia should be under a doctor's care. The doctor might be a neurologist, family doctor, internist, geriatrician, or psychiatrist. He or she can treat the patient's physical and behavioral problems (such as aggression, agitation, or wandering) and answer the many questions that the person or family may have. At this time, however, there are no effective treatments to slow the progression or to cure dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

Family members and friends can help people in the early stages of dementia to continue their daily routines, physical activities, and social contacts. People with dementia should be kept up to date about the details of their lives, such as the time of day, where they live, and what is happening at home or in the world. Memory aids may help. Some families find that a big calendar, a list of daily plans, notes about simple safety measures, and written directions describing how to use common household items are useful aids.

Caring for a Person with Dementia or Memory loss

According to a study published in a March 2015 release of CDC's journal Preventing Chronic Disease, a total of 12.6 percent of households reported at least one adult who experienced increased confusion or memory loss, and in nearly 6 percent of households all adults experienced increased confusion or memory loss.1 Based on these results, an estimated 4 million households in the 13 U.S. states included in the study have a family member with increased confusion or memory loss, potentially affecting more than 10 million people. This leaves many people who are left with the task of caring for someone suffering from a memory problem.

Many caregivers of older adults express satisfaction with the care they are able to provide, but they often face challenges, especially when caring for people with chronic diseases such as dementia. The day-to-day tasks may seem endless: arranging doctor's appointments and transportation, moving the person safely around, ensuring proper nutrition, and much more. Difficult situations, such as hospitalization and making decisions about long-term care, also arise. The National Institute on Aging at the National Institute of Health has information that can help caregivers approach many of these issues.

If you're concerned that you or someone you know has a serious memory problem, talk with your doctor. He or she may be able to diagnose the problem or refer you to a specialist, such as a neurologist or geriatric psychiatrist. Healthcare professionals who specialize in Alzheimer's and other dementias can recommend ways to manage the problem or suggest treatment or services that might help.

References

  1. Deokar AJ, Bouldin ED, Edwards VJ, Anderson LA. Increased Confusion and Memory Loss in Households, 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Prev Chronic Dis 2015;12:1404307

http://www.cdc.gov/features/memory-healthy-aging/

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News from Schools

Win $250 for your team, school or organization
 

For Red Ribbon Week 2015, GUIDE is excited about our 2nd Annual campaign, Paint Georgia Red! We would love to have YOU participate. By telling us why you choose to be drug free and submitting a photo of yourself wearing red somewhere in your community, you will be entered to win one of two awesome prizes!

We are giving away a $100 Visa gift card to the individual with the best photo and prevention message as well as a check for $250 to the Youth Action Team, organization, school or other group who submits the most photos and unique prevention messages.

To learn more about this campaign and submit your entry, please visit www.guideinc.org/redribbonweek. We hope to hear from you soon!

E-SPLOST Information

On November 3, 2015, Gwinnett voters will be asked to consider continuing the E-SPLOST (education special purpose local option sales tax). Over the years, Gwinnett students and school communities have benefited from the E-SPLOST which has provided thousands of needed classrooms in nearly 60 new schools and nearly 80 school additions, as well as technology improvements that are essential to teaching and learning.  More information at the GCPS Website

Gwinnett County News

Special Election Voting Information

Voters can request an absentee ballot for the Nov. 3 special election. A completed application must first be received before an absentee ballot is issued. Please access the form online or call 678.226.7210 to request an application.

Voters do not have to register separately for city elections. If you are a registered county voter and you reside within the city limits, you are automatically registered for city elections.

Go to this LINK for online voting information and absentee ballot requests.

Property Taxes Due Oct. 15

(Lawrenceville, Ga., Oct. 6, 2015) 2015 property tax payments are due Thursday, Oct. 15.

For property owners with an escrow account, tax information is available to mortgage companies; however, it is ultimately the responsibility of the property owner to ensure taxes are paid by the due date. If there are questions about who will pay the taxes, homeowners should contact their mortgage company directly, especially if their mortgage company has recently changed.

There are several options for property tax payment:

·         Pay online by check, credit or debit card at GwinnettTaxCommissioner.com. (Paying by check is free; debit card: $3.95 flat fee; credit card: 2.29% service fee.)

·         New! Pay property tax with a credit/debit card at a self-service kiosk at any Tax Commissioner office. Credit/debit service fees apply to this option also.

·         Mail payments to P.O. Box 372, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.

·         Pay by check using drop boxes 24 hours a day at all Tax Commissioner offices.

·         Pay in person during business hours at all Tax Commissioner offices.

 View your property tax information at www.GwinnettTaxCommissioner.com – now viewable on mobile devices! If you have questions, contact the office at Tax@gwinnettcounty.com or (770) 822-8800.

Job Readiness Workshop - FREE

October 10 from 9:00am to noon. Join us for a one-day workshop as we cover resume writing and interview skills. The workshop is provided by Lift Up Atlanta Inc. To pre-register, please call 678.225.5400. Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross.

Monday Movie Matinee

October 12 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Bring a friend and enjoy a movie with popcorn and drink included. Cost: $2 per person. You must pre-register. Call 678.277.0179 for movie selections and reservations. Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road in Lawrenceville.

Homebuyer Education Workshop - FREE

October 30 from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Join us as we discuss homebuyer education. We will cover budgeting and mon­ey management, the ABCs of credit and credit reports, down payment assistance programs, what to expect from a realtor, mortgage loan process, home inspections and appraisals, homeowner's insurance, the closing day, your legal rights, and more. To register, please call 1.866.625.0129. Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross.

GWINNETT COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION TO HOLD PUBLIC INPUT MEETINGS

(Lawrenceville, Ga., Sept. 23, 2012) – Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation has a history of including public input in their planning processes. In keeping with that reputation, the Department of Community Services through its Parks and Recreation division, is scheduling a series of public meetings in October. Residents with concerns or interests in the provision and maintenance of new or existing park facilities in Gwinnett will have the opportunity to provide input about their personal recreational desires at these meetings. This series of Public Input Meetings will be held throughout the County during the month of October. Meeting times and locations are as follow:

Thursday, Oct. 9   7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Centerville Community Center 3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville

Thursday, Oct. 15   2 p.m. – 3 p.m.        Bethesda Park Senior Center 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville

Thursday, Oct. 16   7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.  Bogan Park Community Recreation Center     2723 North Bogan Road, Buford

Thursday, Oct. 29   7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Highway, Suwanee


Please submit story ideas,comments or suggestions to info@lilburncp.com, attention Diana Preston.

 
Contents
UPCOMING EVENTS
Fire Safety Program
Lilburn Daze
LILBURN COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
Home Buyer Workshop
AllState Foundation Grant
Holiday WR Rental Info
Paranormal Investigation
Historic Preservation Com.
CITY OF LILBURN
Meetings
October-November Events
Christmas Parade
City Election
BUSINESS INFO
Agavero Cantina
Census Data for Businesses
COMMUNITY NEWS
First Baptist Anniversary
Trunk of Treat
Luxomni BBQ
Girl Scouts Gross Goodies
LILBURN ARTS ALLIANCE
LILBURN BUSINESS ASSOC.
LILBURN LIONS CLUB
Oct. 11 Berkmar Proj.
Oct. 22 Poster Judging
Oct. 24 Road Clean-up
LILBURN WOMAN'S CLUB
Child Abuse Traning
New Member Information Mtg.
SAFETYSMART LILBURN
FBI Spoofers
More Scams
Healthy Aging
GWINNETT SCHOOL NEWS
Red Ribbon Week
E-SPLOST
GWINNETT COUNTY NEWS
Special Election Voting Info
Property Taxes Due
Job Readiness
Monday Movie
Home Buyer Workshop
Parks and Recs Meetings
 
Gw. Parks Public Meetings
 

 
 

Sponsors

Bambinelli's

Mail & Package Center

Music Go Round

Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

Kona Ice

SafetySmart Lilburn

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Taqueria Los Hermanos

Lilburn Farmers' Market

Small Town 
Big World
Festival
Sponsors
 
 
Platinum
 
 
 
 

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Patrons

Gwinnett Human Relations Commission

Carothers & Mitchell

Attorneys at Law

Music on Main Street

Friends

Dr. Scott Batterton

Eddie's Automotive

Lilburn Woman's Club

Muslims for Peace

 
 
 
 
 
 
Info Links
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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Wednesday, October 07 2015

 
 
 
 
 
Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership                            September 30, 2015

Fall into...

This September issue just barely makes being sent before the month is out and will keep you updated with lots to do in October as the festivals and activities continue to whet our appetite for the new and different.  This month's edition, while a bit lengthy, is interesting if not informative. Our Lilburn community organizations are putting forth great effort to educate us on some social issues that need our help in addressing. Consider taking the time to do your part for the good of our community.

Look for the October issue mid-month as we try to get back to an earlier publishing date.  As always, we appreciate submissions of articles of general interest.

(Go to the Blog page to translate this issue. www.lilburncp.com or read it later. Please submit items in Word documents by the 20th of the month.)


UPCOMING EVENTS

Portal de Salud Health Fair, Oct. 3rd

Portal de Salud Health Fair will take place on October 3, 8:00 - 4:00 pm at Our Lady of the Americas Catholic Mission in Lilburn. The Health Fair’s mission is to provide health screenings and health education to Hispanic/Latino families in the greater Lilburn area. Portal de Salud connects the families to health care providers and also works to identify medical needs, referrals and follow up care.

Our Lady of the Americas Catholic Mission is located at 4603 Lawrenceville Highway in Lilburn 30047. Go to  http://www.portal-of-health.org/portal-de-salud-health-fair/ for more info or to volunteer.

Wynne-Russell Ghost Tour, Sat. Oct. 3rd

Don't miss October's free tour of the Wynne-Russell House.  Timeless Paranormal will host the tour and include some of their investigative findings along with known history of the house and its occupants.  Tour begins at 10:am and ends at noon. Booklets on family history and investigations on sale.  All proceeds to benefit the Wynne-Russell House.

School Success Program, Sun. Oct. 4th

Sunday, Oct. 4, 1-3 pm.  "Helping your Child Succeed In School," Trickum Middle School, 130 Killian Hill Rd. Lilburn.

Keynote Speaker Kathy Jones, former principal of Camp Creek Elementary School,

Sponsored by Discipleship International. For more information: //discipleshipintl.com/helping-your-child-in-school or call 770-359-9022.

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SafetySmart Fire Safety Program Oct. 8th

The community is invited to attend a fire safety presentation by Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency services on Thursday, Oct. 8, 7:00 - 8:30 pm.  The program will present startegies to keep you and your family safe including: fire safety, safe cooking habits, fire escape plan, home safety, how to survive a fire, and fire prevention in the community.  The free program is sponsored by SafetySmart Lilburn and will take place  in Lilburn City Hall Auditorium located at 76 Main Street in Lilburn.


Lilburn Community Partnership

Luxomni Presentation at Wynne-Russell

Richard Ferris was on hand to photo record the event.  Go to this LINK for more photos of the house and of Dale's historical artifacts. (You just might find a family member pictured!)

Wynne Russell House Rental Information

The Wynne-Russell House is an ideal location for meetings, presentations, and events of 20-30.  Rental rates are $25 per hour with a two-hour minimum.  For multiple rentals, contact info@lilburncp.comLINK for information on the house and events.

International Festival 2015 Recap

Small Town, Big World: Lilburn International Festival 2015 on September 12 was bigger and better than last year's.  An estimated crowd of 6,000-7,000 came through the four hour event and enjoyed great  entertainment, exhibits and food.  Ferris Photography was on hand as well as volunteer photographers, Mayor Pro-tem Tim Dunn, Council Member Teresa Czyz, Sudhir Agarwal, and Tracy Preston.  Go to this Link to see more photos.  If you attended, please send your thoughts to info@lilburncp.com  so that we can start planning for bigger and better in 2016.

Many thanks to the volunteers from SafetySmart Lilburn, Berkmar High School French Club, Parkview HS Marine JROTC, First Baptist Lilburn, the Lilburn PD Explorers and the community.

Also, special thanks to our presenting sponsors:  Nam Dae Mun Farmers Market, Vida Radio and Discipleship International, as well as Vega Allstate Insurance, First Baptist Lilburn, Agavero Mexican Cantina, Georgia Power, I luv Pho Restaurant,  Exolore Gwinnett, Tucker Home Depot, and B.J. PAk.  Other Patrons and Friends are listed on the side bar.  The planning committee hopes that you will show your appeciation to all of these good community neighbors.
www.lilburnevents.com.


Wynne-Russell Historic Preservation Committee News
 
 
October Ghost Tour and Ticketed Investigation

On Saturday, October 3, 10 am - noon,  come out for a free Ghost Tour conducted by Timeless Paranormal investigators Shannon and David Byers. The Byers will give a guided tour (10:00 am) of the Wynne-Russell House with details about the residents of the house since it was built in 1826.  Afterwards they will give a demonstration of the equipment that they use when investigating structures and areas.

Booklets containing a paranormal investigation of the house, history and geneology of the residents and Civil War records of Private James Wynne will be on sale for $10.  All proceeds benefit the Wynne Russell House.

On Saturday, Oct. 24, the Byers will be hosting four evening investigations for small groups.  This is a ticketed event with all proceeds benefitting the Wynne-Russell House.  Times are 5, 6, 8, and 9 pm.   The 8 and 9 pm sessions are sold out and a few spots remain in the 6 pm session. Go to www.lilburnevents.com for ticket reservations and email Shannon Byers: timelessparanormal@gmail.com to secure your spot in the small group sessions.

Historic Preservation Committee Meeting

The Wynne-Russell Historic Preservation Committee meets on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 5:00pm at the Wynne-Russell House.  Visitors are welcome.


News from the City

 
 
 
 

Upcoming Meetings

(Check the City website for updates)

  • City Council convenes on October 12 for work session at 6:30 pm and for formal meeting at 7:30 pm.
  • Downtown Development Authority meets on October 21 for work session at 6:30 pm followed by formal meeting.
  • Planning Commission meets on Oct. 22 at 7:30 preceeded by a work session.

October and November Events

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Lilburn Daze, Oct. 10, 9 am - 5 pm. City Park  (Click on picture above for slide show.)

Food Truck Tuesday, Oct.13

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy an evening in the park! 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. 

Trucks scheduled to be at the event include;
Blaxican
Mac the Cheese
Pressed for Time
Spiedie Zone
Tasting Maine
Wow
King of Pops
Chay J's
Sweet Jeanius

1910 Public House Restaurant will be selling beer and wine.  Live entertainment TBD. Check the Facebook Page for updates. Food Truck Tuesdays will end after Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Costume Swap - Saturday, Oct. 17 

Recycle and reuse!  Join the City of Lilburn’s Halloween Costume Swap on Saturday, October 17 from 12-3 p.m.

Parkview Cluster Foundation "Spirit" Fun Run -  Sunday, Oct. 18

Parkview Cluster Foundation is hosting a 5K and 1 mile fun run to support and raise grant money for Parkview Cluster schools.

For registration information, please email parkviewclusterfoundation@gmail.com.
 
 
Movie PosterMoonlight Movie: Oct. 24
Bring your blanket or lawn chair and watch "Hotel Transylvania" in the park! Concessions and children's activities will be available. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes. Movie will begin at dusk. (6:00 -9:30 pm. Lilburn City Park, 76 Main St.
 
Daffy's Day Hike for Hungry Pets, Sun. Oct. 25 
This annual fundraiser will include pet adoptions and a pet hike.  Visit vendor booths and enjoy live music!  For more information, please visit www.daffysday.org

Lilburn City Election Nov. 3

A general election for the City of Lilburn will be held on Nov. 3, 2015, for the seats held by Mayor Johnny Crist, and Council Members Teresa Czyz and Scott Batterton.

The only contested race will be that of Council Member Teresa Czyz.  Michele West and Brian Birchick have qualified to run.

Only registered voters who reside in the city limits may vote in this election. The last day to register and be eligible to vote in this election will be Oct. 5. The polls will be open on Election Day, Nov. 3, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Lilburn City Hall, 76 Main St.

From the Police Department

Discard Old Prescriptions

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day was officially Saturday, but you can discard old prescriptions anytime at the Lilburn Police Department. The "Big White Box" in the lobby is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Help keep addictive prescription drugs off the streets, out of children's hands, and away from our water supply by disposing of them properly. More information. 


News from Our Businesses

1910 Public House - The restaurant announces that it is launching a new fall menu for the restaurant and Taproom on Oct. 4. The Market Taproom and Gwoler has 28 taps of craft beer.   Also they are taking reserations for holiday parties to be held in their soon to be added event space.  Contact Rich at 770.564.6911 to book.  Like their Facebook Page and be invited to a free preview where you'll be able to taste the new menu and drink some great beer.

Bambinelli's in Lilburn:  Enjoy great daily menu specials and $2.00 draft beer (Bud Light,Yeungling or Shock Top) Sundays through football season.

The Barn Smokehouse: Starting on Friday, Oct. 2 they will begin full table service for dinner datrting at 5:00 pm and thereafter everty Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.  Bring in any lunch receipt from Barn Smokehouse on Friday and every member of your party will receive a free dessert.  Also, for a limited time, for takeout orders, puchase one whole smoked chicken and get a second free. (These are really good and work well for a quick tasty dinner at home.)

Doug Dorough Landscape Co. Don't miss their October Clearance Sale Oct. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th 2015, FRI/SAT 8 am – 5 pm, SUN 12 pm – 4 pm. 30 %-50 % off.  Pine Straw $3.50 per bale. 5444 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn, 30047, 770-921-6485, www.doroughlandscape.com.


Lilburn Community News

First Baptist Lilburn Celebrates 175 Years and Festival of Nations Oct. 18

A Backward Glance ~ A Forward Vision

The year was 1840, the setting was the shade of a large oak tree in Lilburn resident, William McDaniel’s yard. None of them knew it at the time, but the gathering of five men and four women was about to embark on an adventure that would still today bear witness of their insight, passion for Christ, and vision for the future.  First Baptist Church of Lilburn, formerly Liberty Baptist Church, is the fulfillment of that vision and the evidence of the faithfulness of God to honor the obedience of His people.

Rapidly the small congregation grew into a full-fledged church and became a vital part of the Lilburn community. The past 175 years have seen Pastors and members come and go, programs and outreach be redefined, and “The Church That Loves” continue to minister to and assimilate with the community. In keeping with the changing demographics of Lilburn, the single culture congregation has grown to include eighteen language congregations from all over the world.

Although many changes have occurred in Lilburn since 1840, one thing has not changed. First Baptist Church of Lilburn is still committed to sharing the unchanging saving message of Jesus Christ in a rapidly changing world.

Worship at 10:00 AM on Oct. 18 with special Guest, Rev. Carl Marshall (Pastor, 1977-1983), followed by a BBQ Dinner - $10.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Children.  Victory Quartet Concert at 1:30 pm.

Purchase Dinner tickets  by October 5, 2015. For more information:  www.firstbaptist.net or 770-921-1220.


Annual BBQ at Luxomni Church, Nov. 7th

On the first Saturday of November each year the Luxomni/Lilburn community comes together for an incredible time of food, fellowship and fun with the Luxomni Baptist Church BBQ, Bake and Yard Sale!  Luxomni is know for it’s incredible BBQ.  So good, it can only be prepared once a year.  If you like BBQ, you don’t wan’t to miss this year's delicious event!  A pork plate sells for $8.00 and additional chopped pork and brunswick stew can be purchased by the pound and quart. In addition to the mouth watering BBQ, you’ll want to stock up on some of the many baked goods prepared by hand by the ladies of the church.  HINT: If you want Fired Apple Pies you need to pre order at the Baked Goods table at 10:00am when they open!  With all of this incredible food, you’ll also want to take a walk through the Youth Yard Sale.  This event always has something for everyone, with all proceeds going to help fund the annual youth summer trip!


Lilburn Area Girl Scouts

Gross Goodies Swap at Wynne-Russell House, Sat. Oct. 31, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Gross Goodies is a Girl Scout Tradition held annually around Halloween, which is also Juliette Gordon Low's birthday.  Girl Scouts and invited guests gather to share and swap portions of dishes made to look disgusting but actually Taste delicious. There are enless examples online. 

To participate, please RSVP your information (troop or individual and number of attendees) and if you can bring your own table to Lesslie at blueofnoon@hotmail.com.

In the giving spirit of Juliette Gordon Low, we request donations of deordorant, travel-sized toiletries, toothbrushes and toothpaste for distribution to the homeless downtown.

The Wynne-Russell House is located at 4685 Wynne-Russell Drive in Lilburn.


The Lilburn Arts Alliance will show case members'  art work on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Lilburn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival in Lilburn City Park.

Check their Facebook page for updates and future meeting info

https://www.facebook.com/LilburnArtsAlliance. Guests are always welcome.

Please contact Andy Triemer, President, at (770) 931-2295 or visit their website
www.lilburnartsalliance.org for more information about the Lilburn Arts Alliance.


Lilburn Business Association

Lilburn Daze is almost here. Members should have their items for the "goodie bags" ready in time to assemble at the October breakfast. You can drop items off at Beth Kellerman's office in Tucker or bring them to breakfast.

We are also planning for this meeting to be a time for input on ways to improve our organization.

Breakfast will be at 7 am at IHOP, 4018 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, GA 30047.

The LBA generally has its lunch meetings the third Tuesday of the month 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at A Taste of Paradise restaurant located near Harbor Freight in the Market Place Shopping center,  4805 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, Ga 30047. Be sure to check the LBA website and newsletter for meeting details.

Register and Pay Online (members: $12, non-members: $15). Registration is not required but is encouraged. You do not need to be a member to attend.

Lilburn CID News

 
Emory Morsberger was recently appointed by the CID board as Executive Director. Emory is a longtime Lilburn area resident who, with his wife, has raised seven daughters while also serving as State House Representative for the area. With extensive involvement in redevelopment both as an investor as well as with CID's in Gwinnett and DeKalb Counties, he will be focusing his early efforts on increasing taxpaying members in the Lilburn CID. The Lilburn CID has been very successful since its inception in 2010 with noticeable improvements along the Highway 29 Corridor. Commercial property owners  and residents who are interested in learning more about the Lilburn CID should contact Emory@lilburncid.com.

News from the Lilburn Citizens Police Academy Partnership
 
 
Members of the LCPAP recently showed their appreciation to the Lilburn Police Department by providing breakfast and dinner over two days. Officers and support staff during all shifts enjoyed home cooked dishes and desserts from the LCPAP members.  Kuddos to the LCPAP organizers for showing much deserved appreciation for our Lilburn PD officers and support staff who protect and serve us 24/7.


        

Lilburn Lions

Meetings:  Oct. 8 and Oct. 22

The Lilburn Lions Club would like to invite those interested to attend meetings the second Thursday of the month at noon at the Taste of Paradise Restaurant located in the Market Place Shopping Center at 4805 Lawrenceville Hwy. in Lilburn (intersection of Indian Trail Rd. and US 29) and the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm at Berkmar Middle School, located opposite the Post Office on Hwy. 29 at the traffic light at Postal Way. For information on Lion's Club International, please follow this LINK.

The Lions are taking orders for pecans the first week of October.  Pecans from Ellis Brothers in 12 oz. bags will come in the First weeek of November and sell for $10.  Contact info@lilburncp.com if interested.  All funds raised will go toward Lions club national and local projects.

The Lilburn Lions will have a work project with volunteers from Anthem on Sunday, Oct. 11 from 12 pm - 4 pm at Berkmar High School.  The Lions recently received a grant from Anthem to assist with making some repairs and improvements at the school. 

 


Lilburn Woman's Club

Lilburn Daze Oct. 10th, 9 am - 5 pm in Lilburn City Park

(Click on the scarecrow for a slideshow by Richard Ferris)

A Lilburn tradition for more than 40 years, Lilburn Daze features 200 arts and crafts vendors and a variety of food vendors. The kid zone features free art activities, a train ride, pony rides, and lots of other fun. With an estimated 12,000 attendees, this family-friendly festival is one of the most popular in the area.

The festival is hosted by the Lilburn Woman's Club and co-sponsored by the City of Lilburn. Visit www.lilburndaze.org for more information

LWC Offers Training to Reduce Child Abuse

Did you know that 1 in 10 children are sexually abused before their 18th birthday? And that 90% of children know and trust their abusers?

Please help us change this statistic and make our community a safer place for our children. Join us on Monday October 19th, 9:00 am to 11:30 am, at Lilburn City Hall for breakfast and training.

Learn how to prevent child sexual abuse. The Stewards of Children "Darkness to Light" training program teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.  Our trainer is Carol Neal Rossi, Regional Prevention Coordinator (Atlanta Metro) for Georgia Center for Child Advocacy.  Workbooks will be provided.

The planning team for this training is the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and
Human Services, the Child Sexual Assault Prevention Committee, Lilburn Police Chief Bruce Hedley and the Lilburn Woman's Club. 

Breakfast will be provided by the Lilburn Woman's Club. Please RSVP to Pat
Swan by email if you plan to attend at
sbp6388@aol.com or call 770-923-6550.

Let's take responsibility as a community! Take the training!  This class is free. (CEUs offered.) 


 


         

From SafetySmart Lilburn 

(Submitted by Margot Ashley, President)

DOT Needs Our Help

Over the years [a NextDoor neighbor] has called about blown traffic light bulbs, street sign issues like missing upper screw or run over, tree limbs blocking street signs and traffic lights, pot holes, etc. 

It is important we let GwDoT know about these issues so they can address them. You should never assume someone else has reported the issue. Last year [he] reported a blown bulb at a Pleasant Hill intersection. GwDoT said no one had reported it. Now think about that it was a major road and no one had said a thing. 

[He] has always found GwDoT to be very responsive and quick to address items. If you see one of the following (or other road issues) report it: 

- Traffic light bulb not working (yes even LED's can fail) 
- Limbs blocking traffic light or street sign 
- Street sign damaged or missing 
- Pot holes (or even pot hole repairs that are failing) 

For Gwinnett county roads you may contact the Gwinnett Department Of Transportation's Service Request Center: 

Phone: 770-822-7474 
Email: DOTServiceRequest@gwinnettcounty.com 

Remember they can't fix what they don't know! Plus, again, don't assume someone else called or reported the issue. Obviously the contact information is for Gwinnett so if you see something you would like to report in another county contact the correct jurisdiction. If the road is State maintained the county DoT should be able to pass the word along to the state DoT.

Long Distance Scams

This long distance phone scam causes consumers to inadvertently incur high charges on their phone bills. Consumers usually receive a message telling them to call a phone number with an 809, 284, 649, or 876 area code in order to collect a prize, find out information about a sick relative, etc. The caller assumes the number is a typical three-digit U.S. area code; however, the caller is actually connected to a phone number outside the United States, often in Canada or the Caribbean, and charged international call rates. Unfortunately, consumers don't find out that they have been charged higher international call rates until they receive their bill.

AT&T recommends the following tips to help avoid the 809 area code scam:

  • Return calls to familiar numbers only. As a general rule, return calls from numbers that contain familiar or recognizable area codes. You may call your directory assistance or long distance operator to check the area code location.
  • Carefully read your telephone bill. Make sure that you only receive charges from your provider of choice. Ensure you thoroughly understand charges listed on your phone bill, have chosen to do business with all of the listed providers billing for those charges and have authorized additional fees invoiced. If your local service provider has changed, you will receive a final bill from the former provider and a notice of service disconnection.

If you believe that you have been scammed:

  • Contact the carrier with whom the charge originated, whose name and toll-free telephone number should be printed on the same bill page as the charge in question. Often, the problem can be resolved with a single phone call.
  • If the carrier with whom the charge originated does not agree to resolve the problem, contact AT&T. AT&T will work with you and the carrier to help remove fraudulent charges from the phone bill.

Additional information:

10 Essential Questions to Ask Your Aging Parents 

by Jeff Anderson

Whether an unexpected illness leads to a hospitalization or a fall requires rehabilitation at a nursing home, it’s vital that your parents have their essential legal documents in order so that you have a good picture of their state of affairs.

Are you prepared to handle difficult decisions on behalf of your aging parent? Do you know what legal planning you should have in place? You can’t predict when something might happen to your aging parent, so preparation will help in making legal and medical decisions for your loved one. Here are 10 questions to ask your senior parent to make sure your family is prepared for the unexpected.

1. Do You Have a Durable Power of Attorney?

durable power of attorney designates who will take care of your affairs if you are unable to decide for yourself in the case of mental or physical incapacitation. Seniors can designate one person to handle health decisions (the health care proxy) and another for financial decisions (the financial proxy) or they can designate one person for both roles.

2. What Are Your End-of-Life Wishes?

A living will, also known as an advance health care directive, is used to indicate choices about end-of-life care. For instance: Would you want a ventilator and feeding tube used to keep you alive even in an irreversible coma? Do you want CPR initiated if your heart stops, even if you are terminally ill? Make sure the health care proxy is aware of your parent’s decisions.

3. Do You Have a Will or Living Trust?

Wills and living trusts are the legal methods used to designate what happens to your possessions and money after you pass. A will simply specifies, in writing, who gets what and how much. A living trust is an alternative to a will. A senior who prefers a trust puts their assets in the trust and names a person to take charge in case of death or if they become incapacitated.

4. Do You Have Long-Term Care Insurance or Another Plan in Case Long-Term Care is Required?

The national average cost for assisted living is $3,074, according to an analysis of the pricing of communities in A Place for Mom’s network. In some regions it’s much higher. This can decimate a senior’s nest egg rapidly, so it’s important to know if your parent has insurance to offset these costs, or some other plan in place should long-term-care needs arise. If your parent does have long-term insurance, read the policy to make sure you understand it. Call the insurer if you have questions about what is and is not covered.

5. Have You Made Sure That These Documents Are Current?

All of the documents we’ve mentioned need to be up-to-date and current for them to work properly. Encourage your parent to revisit estate planning and care planning measures each year.

6. Where Can I Find These Documents If I Ever Need Them?

It doesn’t do any good for your parent to have these documents in order if they can’t be found in an emergency. Make sure you know where they are and how to get to them. For example, if they’re in a safe deposit box, see to it that a trusted family member has a key and permission to access the box. If they’re in a fire-safe, someone besides the parent should have the combination.

7. Is Someone Advising You on Financial Matters?

Older parents are often fiercely independent regarding their finances, which is understandable. Even so, it’s important to know who is advising your parents regarding financial decisions. This knowledge will not only allow you to reach the adviser in case of an emergency, but also gives you a chance to make sure your parent is working with someone who is reputable.

8. If You Can No Longer Take Care of Yourself, Have You Thought About Where You’d Prefer Living?

Start the discussion about long-term care options before crisis hits. Get your parent involved early, and look at options before the need arises. This gives your parent an opportunity to provide input about preferences and to get involved in the process rather than having to passively accept arrangements hastily made at the last minute by well-meaning but uninformed loved ones. A Place for Mom can help you identify quality senior communitiesand home care providers so that your family has a plan B in place. To help in your planning, we also encourage you to compare your parent’s current cost of living with the costs of assisted living and in-home care in your area using our handy Cost of Care Calculator.

9. Do You Visit the Doctor Regularly?

Your parent may be seeing several specialists in addition to a primary care physician. If your parent becomes hospitalized, information from one of these doctors could be critical. If possible, ask your parent to provide you a list of physicians seen regularly, and how to contact them. On the other hand, some seniors may have the opposite issue. Their idea of a doctor’s visit may be a weekly session in front of the TV with Dr. House. This question can also help prompt a meaningful discussion about your parent’s general health and well-being.

10. Do You Feel Like You Understand Why You’re Taking the Medicines You’ve Been Prescribed?

Many seniors end up on a dozen medicines or more. This question can help you gauge whether your parent is able to manage his or her medications independently, and also may provide a clearer overall picture of medical status. Just as it’s important to know who your parent’s physicians are in case of emergency, it’s also important to know what medicines your parent takes. Being able to provide this information to hospital staff in case of a medical crisis can be vital to effective treatment.

Have you dealt with an emergency involving a senior parent who did not have their affairs in order? Do you have advice of your own? Share your story in the comments below.

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About the Author

Jeff Anderson attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks on an academic scholarship and also studied creative writing at University of Hull's Scarborough Campus (UK). Jeff found his professional calling in 2009 when he began working with seniors and their families at A Place for Mom. His passion for helping seniors and his fondness for the written word are evident in his articles about issues affecting older adults and their families. Jeff also writes and records music under the moniker Mysterious Inventors. Additionally he’s an avid chess player and a proud parent.| Jeff Anderson's Google+ Profile

http://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/essential-questions-for-aging-parents/


Alert from G.U.I.D.E.

(Gwinnett United in Drug Education)

Parents, YOU are the key to your teen’s future.

By being caring and supportive, maintaining open lines of communication, not providing alcohol to teens and setting clear expectations and consequences, you help prevent underage drinking and positively impact the rest of your teen’s life.

Gwinnett United In Drug Education, Inc. (GUIDE) created public service announcements in English (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSm--DsiAjI) and Spanish (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDyMz0sfF5k) with the assistance of the Gwinnett County Communications Department to raise awareness of the impact parents can have on underage drinking prevention as well as to remind parents of the consequences of providing alcohol to minors.

Parents are the #1 influence in a teen’s decision NOT to drink. Does your teen know how you feel? Talk to your teen today!

GUIDE, Inc. is a substance abuse prevention agency serving Gwinnett County since 1986. To find out more about them, please visit www.guideinc.org.


News from Schools

Volunteer to Read at Lilburn Elementary

Volunteer with Lilburn Elementary School as they celebrate the 10th anniversary of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®, a global campaign that generates public support for high-quality early learning and highlights the importance of building children’s vocabulary and love for reading. On October 22, 2015 children and adults worldwide will take action by participating in the world’s largest shared reading experience.

Each year, Jumpstart selects one children’s book as the catalyst for Read for the Record. This year’s campaign book, Not Norman: A Goldfish Story, written by Kelly Bennett and illustrated by Noah Z. Jones, is a humorous tale about a child who finds a new friend in an unexpected place. With vivid illustrations and expressive language, the story is sure to engage children and adults of all ages. Help break the world reading record
(again!) for the most people reading the same book on the same day.

Contact Maria Garcia at: maria_garcia@gwinnett.k12.ga.us or 678-380-7208 if you are interested in volunteering to read Not Norman: A Goldfish Story.

Lilburn Middle School

Lilburn Middle School students have improved student achievement scores and are no longer on the State's Needs Improvement Schools List.

The school is looking for mentors to work with students on Friday mornings from 9:25 - 10:00.  Please contact Assistant Principal Michael Doyne at 770-638-2383  or  Michael_Doyne@gwinnett.k12.ga.us.
 

Parkview Orchestra News

Oct. 10th: Please join us on Saturday for:

  • "Lilburn Daze" - Fiddle Music on Stage in Lilburn Park at this well-known annual fall festival.
  • "10th Annual Spaghetti Supper" - Special small groups of music students perform on stage at Mountain Park First Baptist Church Family Life Center, while guests are served a scrumptious Italian dinner. There is a choice of meal times: 5 pm or 7 pm Advance Ticket Sales are available from any orchestra student or Mrs. Sampson in Room 5.107 starting Sept. 15th.

Select > Dinner Reservation Form and Instructions

E-SPLOST Information

On November 3, 2015, Gwinnett voters will be asked to consider continuing the E-SPLOST (education special purpose local option sales tax). Over the years, Gwinnett students and school communities have benefited from the E-SPLOST which has provided thousands of needed classrooms in nearly 60 new schools and nearly 80 school additions, as well as technology improvements that are essential to teaching and learning.  More information at the GCPS Website

Gwinnett County News

Self-serve Kiosks for Paying Taxes

(Lawrenceville, Ga. September 25, 2015) Tax Commissioner Richard Steele announced that self-service kiosks have been added to all tax commissioner locations to allow customers to pay property tax using credit or debit cards.

“As customers come into our tag offices to renew their motor vehicle registration, they can also pay their property tax using credit or debit cards with the new kiosks. For the approximately 40% of Gwinnett property owners who pay their own property tax, this will add another convenient way to pay.” Steele said.

To pay property tax at the kiosk or online, there is a 2.29% service fee for using a credit card and a $3.95 flat fee for using a debit card. Checks are accepted online at www.GwinnettTaxCommissioner.com  without a fee.

The 2015 property tax bills have a single due date of October 15. Taxpayers can make multiple payments as long as the total amount due is paid by the due date.

Flower Arrangement Workshop

October 1 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Come and learn the overall concept of flower arrangement and design. The cost to attend is $2 per person, non-refundable in cash only. Registration deadline is September 28. To pre-register, call 770.985.4715. Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville.

Home Food Preservation: Fall Fruits and Vegetables |FREE

October 2 from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Join us as we learn a variety of methods for safely preserving nature's bounty, including how to can, freeze, and dehydrate fruits and vegetables. Minimum of eight participants required to hold class. Registration deadline is September 28. To pre-register, call 770.989.4713. Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville.

The Elisha Winn Fair

October 3 to October 4 from 10:00am to 5:00 pm. The Gwinnett Historical Society hosts this annual arts and crafts festival with lots of vendors, good food, and live bluegrass/country music by the famed Skillet Lickers. The fair will end Sunday with a drawing for a beautiful handmade quilt. Tickets may be purchased onsite. For more information, please visit www.gwinnetths.org/winnhouse.html.

The Elisha Winn House, 908 Dacula Road in Dacula.

Homebuyer Education Workshop - FREE

October 30 from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Join us as we discuss homebuyer education. We will cover budgeting and mon­ey management, the ABCs of credit and credit reports, down payment assistance programs, what to expect from a realtor, mortgage loan process, home inspections and appraisals, homeowner's insurance, the closing day, your legal rights, and more. To register, please call 1.866.625.0129. Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross.

Zumba Gold for Seniors - FREE

Wednesday from 11:00am to noon. Want a gentle and effective aerobic movement class set to exciting Latin music using steps in salsa, merengue, and samba? Join us for Zumba GOLD. Classes taught by Diane Adams, an instructor certified in senior fitness by ASFA. For more information, call 678.225.5430.

Job Readiness Workshop - FREE

October 10 from 9:00am to noon. Join us for a one-day workshop as we cover resume writing and interview skills. The workshop is provided by Lift Up Atlanta Inc. To pre-register, please call 678.225.5400. Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross.

Want to Be More Involved?  Be a Poll Officer

Poll officials are still needed for upcoming elections in 2015 and 2016. Successful poll officials demonstrate patience, enjoy working with people, take direction well, possess basic computer skills, and are detail-oriented. To apply, visit www.gwinnettcountyjobs.com and select the Elections Poll Official position.

Public Safety Fall Festival Oct. 3rd

The sixth annual Public Safety Fall Festival is coming soon, so make plans to attend this year's event. Gwinnett County Police and Fire and Emergency Services will host the festival October 3 from 10:00am to 3:00pm at Coolray Field, home of the Gwinnett Braves. Come out for displays of fire trucks and police vehicles, safety training demonstrations, kids' activities, pet adoptions, lots of giveaways, and a softball face-off between police officers and firefighters. You won't want to miss out on all the fun!

For more information about the festival, please contact the Gwinnett Police Crime Prevention Unit at 770.513.5119 or Gwinnett Fire Community Risk Reduction - Education Section at 678.518.4845.

GWINNETT COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION TO HOLD PUBLIC INPUT MEETINGS

(Lawrenceville, Ga., Sept. 23, 2012) – Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation has a history of including public input in their planning processes. In keeping with that reputation, the Department of Community Services through its Parks and Recreation division, is scheduling a series of public meetings in October. Residents with concerns or interests in the provision and maintenance of new or existing park facilities in Gwinnett will have the opportunity to provide input about their personal recreational desires at these meetings. This series of Public Input Meetings will be held throughout the County during the month of October. Meeting times and locations are as follow:

Thursday, Oct. 1   7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center 4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Berkeley Lake

Thursday, Oct. 9   7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Centerville Community Center 3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville

Thursday, Oct. 15   2 p.m. – 3 p.m.        Bethesda Park Senior Center 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville

Thursday, Oct. 16   7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.  Bogan Park Community Recreation Center     2723 North Bogan Road, Buford

Thursday, Oct. 29   7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Highway, Suwanee


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Contents
UPCOMING EVENTS
Portal de Salud Health Fair
Wynne-Russell Tour
School Success Program
Fire Safety Program
LILBURN COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
Luxomni Presentation
International Festival
Wynne-Russell Info
Historic Preservation Com.
CITY OF LILBURN
Meetings
Events
City Election
Police News
BUSINESS NEWS
1910 Public House
Bambinelli's
The Barn Smokehouse
Dorough Landscape Co.
 
COMMUNITY NEWS
First Baptist Lilburn
Luxomni Baptist Church
Lilburn Girl Scouts
LILBURN ARTS ALLIANCE
LILBURN BUSINESS ASSOC.
LILBURN CID
LILBURN CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY PARTNERSHIP
LILBURN LIONS CLUB
LILBURN WOMAN'S CLUB
Lilburn Daze
Child Abuse Traning
SAFETYSMART LILBURN
Help for DOT
Long Distance Scams
Aging Parent Concerns
G.U.I.D.E ALERT
GWINNETT SCHOOL NEWS
Readers Wanted at Lilburn ES
Mentors Needed at Lilburn MS
Parkview HS Orchestra News
E-SPLOST Vote Nov. 3 Info
GWINNETT COUNTY NEWS
Self-service Kiosks
Flower Arranging
Home Food Preservation
Elisha Winn Fair
Job Readiness
Poll Officers Needed
Public Safety Fall Festival
Gw. Parks Public Meetings
 

 
 

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Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

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Big World
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Carothers & Mitchell

Attorneys at Law

Music on Main Street

Friends

Dr. Scott Batterton

Eddie's Automotive

Lilburn Woman's Club

Muslims for Peace

 
 
 
 
 
 
Info Links
 
 
Photo Gallery 
 
 
Small Town, Big World International Festival
 
 
Photos by Richard Ferris
with contributions from Tim Dunn, Teresa Czyz, Sudhir Agarwal, and Tracy Preston
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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