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Thursday, February 02 2017

 
 

Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          February 1,  2017

 

Welcome February -

Let's love on our community!

Please forward on to new neighbors and business owners.

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


 
Lilburn Library February Activities 
  • Flipped Classroom; Preparation for Citizenship Exam Weds, Feb, 1, 8, 15, 22  2017  6:30-7:30pm
  • As the Page Turns; Lilburn Branch Book Discussion   Thurs.  Feb. 2, 2017 6:30-7:30 topic: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  • Doggie Tales; Read to a Guide Dog ages 5-10 Saturday Feb. 4 and Feb. 18  2017 10:30a.m-11:30a.m. 
  • Make and Take a Craft:  ages 3-8 Saturday February 4, 2017 10:30a.m.
  • PJ and Pancakes Storytime Monday February 6, 2017 3:30p.m. 
  • Many Voices, One Song; Black History Month Program Celebrating Literature of Black Americans; Monday February 6, 2017 6:30pm
  • Let’s Talk; Practice English Conversation Mondays, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 at 6:30p.m.
  • Toddler Time: Tues Feb, 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 at 10:30a.m.
  • Preschool Story Time Tues: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 2017 at 11:30a.m.
  • Hello/Hola Practice Spanish Conversation; Tues. Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 at 6:30-7:30
  • The Art of STEAM ages 3-8 Weds, Feb 8 11:30a.m.
  • Building with LEGOS  ages 5-10 Weds. Feb. 8 6:00p.m.
  • I Heart Cupcakes! Teen Program Thursday Feb. 9 at 6:30-7:30pm
  • Bilingual Storytime English/ Hindi Ages 3-8 Weds. Feb. 16 at 6pm-7pm
  • Foster Parent Information Session; Thursday Feb. 16 6pm-8pm
  • Music and Movement ages 3& up Monday Feb. 20 at 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
  • Happy Birthday Author!  Jane Yolen ages 4-10 Feb 20  at 3:30p.m. 


 

News from Our Businesses

Salon Gives Back

Elevated Envy Hair Salon located at 670 Hillcrest Rd. Ste. 500 had a very rewarding evening Dec. 19. Salon owners Charmagne Grant and Kasha Smith along with Zeta Phi Beta members distributed new and gently used toys and coats that they had collected to around 100 children and 20 plus families. The salon also coordinates a back to school drive for needy families. This is their second year doing this community outreach. They welcome others join their efforts by contacting them at 470-375-3692. 

Quail Pointe Publishing - Owner David Raney of Lilburn welcomes the community to check out his writing services on his website www.quailpointepublishing.com.  

"We all live by stories. We read newspapers and novels, watch TV or movies, hear stories from our teachers and friends. We even dream in stories. Something in us needs it.

But one important kind can get lost in the scurry of our busy lives, and it shouldn’t. Those are family stories. Who wouldn’t like to know more about their parents, grandparents, even their siblings? These can be people we never got to meet, or people we’ve known all our lives. What were they like growing up? What challenges did they face? What can their lives tell us about our own?

I live here in Lilburn, and the company I helped start last year, Quail Pointe Publishing, helps people find some of the answers. We interview clients in the comfort of their homes or offices and then craft hardback memoirs, with photos and stories that families can share down the generations. We also provide edited video, so family members can feel they’re right in the room with a loved one. 

I love this work, bringing families closer by telling their stories. We travel all over to do it, but I’d be honored to tell some of Lilburn’s best tales too."

Actors Scene - The Actors' Scene acting school is opening a satellite location inside the  All Star Karate studio at 850 Dogwood Road, Suite A500, Lawrenceville GA 30044. This well known school has its main campus in Buford and recently has worked with Berkmar High School theatre students. See MORE for information on an Intro Acting class that will be starting in February. Check website www.the actorsscene.com or phone 770-904-6646 for more information.

News from the City

 
 
 
 
    
 
Mayor's Town Hall Meeting
On Monday, February 6 from 7 pm until 8:30 pm, Mayor Johnny Crist will host a casual meeting for the public to talk about the City of Lilburn's goals for 2017. This is an opportunity to ask questions and tell the Mayor what projects are important to you. 
 
White Elephant Sale Registration
This community garage sale is a great opportunity to repurpose unwanted items and maybe find some new treasures while you're at the sale! The sale will take place on March 25 from 9 am until 1 pm. in the overflow Greenway Parking Lot at 76 Main Street.

Advance registration for the sale is highly recommended. The advanced registration fee of $15 reserves your 9-foot parking space. After the advance registration deadline, the fee is $20 per space, while they last. Day of sale registrants are not guaranteed a space. 

See registration form for rules and more information about the sale. Remember, this is not a craft sale, and commercial vending is not permitted. If you have new items to sell, please contact rschmitt@cityoflilburn.com and you will be directed to other events with vendor opportunities. Registration Form

American Kidney Services will be onsite after the sale to accept donations. If you have any questions regarding donations, please call American Kidney Services at 770-441-2220.

Tree Planting and Maintenance

In honor of Arbor Day, the City of Lilburn is hosting a Tree Planting and Maintenance Lunch & Learn!  Bring your sack lunch and learn about tree maintenance & planting from Gwinnett Master Gardener, Kate Pittman.  This free lunch & learn will take place on Saturday, March 4 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Lilburn City Hall located at 340 Main St. Pre-registration is not required.

This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and get a jump start on your spring planting.


News from Lilburn CID

CID plans Lilburn Industrial Enhancement

(Reprinted from the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Dec.29, 2016)

The Lilburn Community Improvement District is working with property owners and city leaders on long-range plans to substantially enhance Lilburn Industrial Way. Preliminary planning will begin soon for reconstructing the road to better accommodate tractor-trailers and other vehicles accessing the area’s commercial operations.

Reconstruction improvements will include curbs and gutters, stormwater drainage, resurfacing and striping, roadway lighting and a more durable roadway pavement to accommodate heavy trucks. The project will also focus on increasing the turning radius at the Killian Hill and Lilburn Industrial Boulevard intersection as well as reconstruction of driveways to accommodate the movement of larger trucks and tractor-trailers.

The CID will also evaluate the need for a traffic signal at the intersection with Killian Hill and provide the analysis to Gwinnett County for their review and decision. The construction improvements will be funded by the city’s 2016 SPLOST allocation. The planning and design plan development is funded through a combination of Lilburn CID funds and Gwinnett County’s 2009 SPLOST.

At the same time, the CID is meeting with Lilburn Industrial Way property owners to discuss necessary individual improvements such as fencing repairs and debris removal.

Information: www.lilburncid.com.


 Lilburn Community Partnership News

Taste of Lilburn and More

The Lilburn Community Partnership recently voted to host the third annual Taste of Lilburn to be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from noon until 4 pm in the Gartrell Nash Pavilion. This event is the main fundraiser for the organization which manages the Wynne-Russell Historic Home. The LCP which has traditionally hosted the International Festival as a Saturday event will instead assist the City of Lilburn staff on Tuesday, Sept. 12 for an International Food Truck Tuesday by arranging for entertainment during the event from 6:30 pm until 9:pm. LCP will also be hosting Lilburn After Hours in March and May with dates and programs to be determined. 

The LCP Board, which meets four to six times, per year is currently looking for board members and volunteers to assist with events and the montly Lovin'Lilburn newsletter.  The next board meeting is Wednesday, February 8 at 8:30 am at the Wynne-Russell House. Contact Diana Preston at info@lilburncp.com for more information.

 

Wynne-Russell Historic Preservation Committee

The committee meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Wynne-Russell House. The next meeting is Feb. 8 at 5:00 pm. Visitors and new members welcomed.

Some of the events for the coming year include:

  • Staged Right Community Theatre production of "A Doll's House" in March 10-18. 
  • Archeological Dig open to the public on April 8
  • Paranormal Work Shop on April 22
  • Second Saturday House tours beginning in May

Need a Gathering Place?

The Wynne-Russell House, a beautiful historic home, is a wonderful venue for seated meetings of 25-30 and larger groups such as family reunions, showers, and weddings of up to 50 inside and 100 on the grounds. Rental rates are $25 per hour with a two-hour minimum.  For rental info, contact info@lilburncp.com.  LINK for information on the house and events.


The Art Alliance invites area residents to join their organization. 

Reasons to join/benefits of membership

  • Networking/Fellowship
  • Participation in shows
  • Arts activities
  • Education (bi-monthly programs and classes)
  • Artist webpage or link on the Arts Alliance site
  • Free attendance at one workshop
    Some of our workshops this year include: portraits, flower painting, dragon drawing, pysanky eggs.

Membership Types

  • Individual $40
  • Family $70
  • Student $30 (<18years)
  • Patron $100

Online Form

They meet at the Wynne Russell House, 4684 Wynne Russell Drive, NW, Lilburn, GA 30047. Workshops and meetings are held at the Wynne Russell House (4684 Wynne Russell Drive, NW, Lilburn, GA 30047). Please check our Facebook page for updates, https://www.facebook.com/LilburnArtsAlliance. Guests are always welcome. Please contact Andy Triemer, President, at 404-542-2295 or visit our website www.lilburnartsalliance.org for more information about the Lilburn Arts Alliance. The Lilburn Arts Alliance is comprised of members who are interested in enhancing the quality of life in Old Town Lilburn and surrounding areas through its art objectives. We meet every other month, usually on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. Guests are always welcome to the meetings. We also have special events for members only. Come meet your fellow artists, one could be living right in 
your own neighborhood! 

Field Trip to Booth Western Art Museum:  Join your friends in the Lilburn Arts Alliance on a field trip to the Boothe Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia on Saturday, Feb. 25. Meet at Lilburn City Hall parking lot 340 Main St. Lilburn to carpool at 9:45 am. Admission is $10 plus tax for adults, $8 plus for seniors and $7 for students.  Please contact Peggy Sullens by Feb 24th (call 770-921-9440 or email pjsullens@bellsouth.net) if you plan to attend.


February Business Builders Breakfast

Come out and enjoy your favorite IHOP breakfast and let's have a table top discussion.

When: 8 am - 9 am, Friday, Feb 3, 2017
Where: IHOP, 4018 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, GA 30047

No extra charge for this meeting. You may order and pay IHOP for food. Preregister so we know you are coming.

February Business Luncheon

David Will & Cara Sullivan
Topic: Parkview Cluster Foundation
Where: Jade Dragon, 4230 Lawrenceville HWY, Lilburn, GA 30047
When: 11:30 am - 1 pm, Tuesday February 21, 2017

Register and PrePay now: Meeting fee includes buffet lunch, drink and tip ($10 - LBA members; $15 - nonmembers


Lilburn Lions Club

February Food Drive

Needs: Canned Fruit and Vegetables, Dry Rice and Beans, Healthy Snacks, Granola Bars, Cooking Oil, Powdered Milk, Water and Toilet Paper.

Participating Businesses so far:  House of Payne, Gwinnett College, Mail and Package Center,

Rachel Payne, House of Payne Personal Training

Eye Glass Collections – Berkmar High School, Thomas Eye Group, and Lilburn Co-op.

The Lilburn Lions continue to serve the needs of the Lilburn community. After a successful coat drive with Meadowcreek High School in December, they are now kicking off their second annual February Food Drive. Needed items are: Canned Fruit and Vegetables, Dry Rice and Beans, Healthy Snacks, Granola Bars, Cooking Oil, Powdered Milk, Water and Toilet Paper. These items may be dropped off at House of Payne, Gwinnett College, and Mail and Package Center. If your business is interested in being a food donation location, contact Rachel Payne, cell: 678.641.9188 or email axel.houseofpayne@gmail.com.

The Lions are also collecting eye-glasses  at Berkmar High School, Lilburn Co-op and Thomas Eye Group.

The Lilburn Lions Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at noon at Taste of Paradise restaurant. The next meeting is October 13 and visitors are welcome. Contact President Derrick Weaver at 770-377-9523 or Danny Taylor at 770-925-0300 for contact information.


Lilburn Woman's Club

The Lilburn Woman's Club proudly supports Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse who will be having its 6th Annual Jawbones (Lawyers) vs. Sawbones (Doctors) Basketball Benefit Game Saturday, March 25, 2017, 6:30 pm  at Mercer University gymnasium.  Please see below for details and ticket information.

WHO -   Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse was begun by professionals who worked at Shepherd Center specializing in spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation along with medical research at the top rehabilitation hospital in the nation.  They recognized a critical need for additional assistance after patients were released from Shepherd Center for the long-term well-being of adults with brain-injury disabilities and their families.  Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse was created in that effort to provide skills development, support and advocacy and to assist patients in becoming contributing members of their communities for their best possible quality of life.  Side by Side is physically located in Stone Mountain.  However, it serves members who come from the entire metro Atlanta area and is the only facility of its kind in the State of Georgia.

WHAT -    Jawbones vs Sawbones - The Jawbones vs Sawbones Basketball game became the signature fundraising event for Side by Side with the first annual event held in March, 2012.  Having a basketball game pitting lawyers (Jawbones) against doctors (Sawbones) was the brainchild of a spouse of a Side by Side member whose life and that of his wife and children were forever changed when a very heavy item fell from a high shelf at a major box store and hit him on the head.  The member’s wife used her creative talents and marketing background to help this organization which had helped her family so much.  In addition to the game itself, there is a silent auction of wonderful items from jewelry to trips and tickets to local events, a raffle, concessions, and activities for kids and the whole family.

Details: Tickets are $10 each with one child under12 admited free with each paying adult. Check www.sidebysideclubhouse.org for more information.


Neighbors Help Lilburn Police in Pursuit of Runner

Last week, while stopped by Lilburn Police on Arcado Road, the driver of the car took off and then jumped out of the car, allowing it to run into a building while he escaped down the railroad tracks. . It was not clear why the man ran when his car was pulled over, but it was evident that some sort of crime had been committed -- enough that he felt the need to not be interrogated by police. Police officers chased him for several hours, on foot in the basin of the railroad, and in their cars, based on calls from local residents:

  • “a man covered in mud ran across my back yard”
  • “a man jumped our fence”
  • “we have a suspicious man going through the neighborhood”

The calls came in from Nantucket, old town Lilburn, and around Hampton Rhoades (H3) subdivision on Miller Road.

Unfortunately, Police lost the trail: They suspect that another person gave the runner a ride. However, they would not have been able to follow him as far as they did without significant input from the community.

If it weren’t for these residents, conscientious enough to notify the police of suspicious activity, providing detailed descriptions and caring about the safety of their neighborhood, the police wouldn’t have been able to pursue him nearly as long as they did.

Residents can serve as the eyes and ears of law enforcement, providing information and being in many places at the same time. While there are a limited number of police on duty at one time, there are 13,000 residents in Lilburn. If everyone makes an effort to communicate suspicious activity when they see it, Lilburn can be the safest community in Georgia. 

From Margot Ashley,President, SafetySmart Lilburn, Inc    a 501(c)(3) nonprofit  "Building the Safest Community in Georgia"

Check us out at www.safetysmartlilburn.org and on Facebook.          


     

After the well-received December production of "Almost, Maine" Staged Right Community Theatre is now working on "A Doll's House." which will run March 10 -18. Below is a description of the play from their web site. Go to www.stagedrighttheatre.org for more info. 

"The third show of our debut season is the classic by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Brian Jones. Highly controversial at the time of its debut, A Doll's House centers on the marriage of Torvald and Nora Helmer in a time when, according to the playwright himself, "A woman cannot be herself in modern society. It is an exclusively male society, with laws made by men and with prosecutors and judges who assess feminine conduct from a masculine standpoint." What happens in this kind of society when a husband puts his foot down once too often? The ending of A Doll's House - while inevitable from a modern perspective - was quite the scandal in 1879."

Performances will be held at the Historic Wynne-Russell House
4684 Wynne Russell Dr
Lilburn, GA 30047

 


Gwinnett County Meetings and Events

Avoid Falling for a Jerk/Jerkette - FREE!

Wednesdays, February 1 to 22 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Develop a healthy relationship and learn five characteristics about a partner that accurately predicts what they will be like in a long-term relationship. Dinner will be provided. To register, please call 1.877.814.0535. Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross.

Aquatic Literacy Night

February 3 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The whole family is welcome as we showcase a popular children's book each month. This month's story is "Swimmy" by Leo Lionni, brought to you by the Gwinnett County Public Library. The event continues with swimming and activities based on the book. All pool rules apply. All ages; cost: $6 per person (free for ages 3 and under). Pre-registration required; register here (use code BEP41107) or call 678.277.0880. Bethesda Park Aquatic Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville.

Unusual Plants in the Southscape Garden  FREE!

February 4, 10:00am to 11:00am. Meet with the master gardeners and learn about the unusual plants in the Southscape Garden at Vines Park. Master gardeners will be available to answer your questions. Meet at the parking lot entrance. All ages; call 678.277.0900 for more information. Vines Park, 3500 Oak Grove Road, Loganville. 

AARP Smart Driver Course

February 7 from 9:30am to 4:00pm. Defensive driving techniques designed for seniors, but anyone with a valid driver's license is welcome. For insurance discount, contact provider. Cost: $15 for AARP members with card, $20 for non-members. To pre-register, call 770.985.4713, Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville.

Detention Pond Maintenance Workshop | FREE!

February 9 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Learn about the purpose, function, and aesthetic value of your detention pond along with some troubleshooting tips at this free workshop. Attendees from unincorporated Gwinnett County, city of Lilburn, or city of Peachtree Corners may qualify for a maximum 5 percent credit toward their stormwater utility fee for the following year. Register online by visiting the Water Resources Public Education Page. You can also register by emailing your name, address, and phone number to dwrworkshops@gwinnettcounty.com or call 678.376.7126. Gwinnett County Library - Collins Hill Branch, 455 Camp Perrin Road, Lawrenceville.

Gwinnett County Government hosts many events, classes, and workshops for its residents. See these and more at
 
Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Dance
February 3 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center
55 Buford Highway, Suwanee
678.277.0910
 
Organic Gardening - FREE!
February 7 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Norcross Human Services Center
5030 Georgia Belle Court, Norcross
678.377.4010
 
Bethesda Park Aquatic Center's 10-year Anniversary Celebration
February 10 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville
678.277.0880
 
Lucky in Love Pottery Studio Date Night
February 10 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center

Valentine's Day Weddings | FREE!

February 14 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Judges from Magistrate and Probate Courts are offering free Valentine's Day weddings and vow renewal ceremonies in Courtroom 1H. Couples getting married must get a marriage license from the Probate Court before Valentine's Day. Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.

Gwinnett 101 Registration Opens

Have you ever wondered why a fire truck responds to your medical emergency, why the County has a SPLOST program, or how clean water gets to your house? The Gwinnett 101: Citizens Academy can help answer those questions and more.

Gwinnett 101 is a free program that seeks to develop and nurture informed and engaged residents, students, and business owners in Gwinnett. Class members will get a firsthand glimpse of how the County works and have an opportunity to build a network with others who live, work, and learn in Gwinnett County.

Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:00pm beginning with an orientation on Tuesday, April 11 and ending with a graduation and recognition by the Gwin­nett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, June 27.

Residents who are interested in participating in the pro­gram must be at least 18 years old and be a resident and/or business owner in Gwinnett or attend a Gwinnett college or university. Class size is limited to 30 participants who will be chosen by a selection committee.

Applications are available online and must be received by March 3, 2017. For more information about Gwinnett 101, visitwww.gwinnett101.com.

Extension Plant Sale

The Gwinnett Extension is offering varieties of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, figs, apples, pomegranate, goji berry, native azaleas, and other landscape plants as part of its annual sale. Pecan trees and Titan blueberries, which produce blueberries the size of quarters, have also been added to the list of pre-order options. Orders will be tak­en through March 7.
 
Visit www.ugaextension.org/gwinnett or call 678.377.4010 to request an order form. All orders must be prepaid by cash or check and prepaid orders must be picked up on March 16 from 9:00am to 6:00pm at the Gwinnett Coun­ty Fairgrounds, 2406 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Additional plants will also be available for purchase on pickup day.
 

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center

Abracadabra! Every Day Magic

On Display from January 30, 2017 – April 30, 2017

Abracadabra is an interactive exhibit where visitors of all ages learn the science
and math behind the magic. Demonstrate a chemical reaction using only your
body heat, decode secret messages using pressure and much more.
Put on your cape and become a magician before it all disappears!

Fun For The Entire Family!

  • Perform  Magic
  • Become a Math Magician
  • Experiment with Magic
  • Decipher Magic
  • Magical movement

Abracadabra was created by The Children’s Museum of Cleveland, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Exhibit is included in Center Admission
EHC members are Free
Ages 2 and Under are Free


January Was National Radon Action Month

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated January as National Radon Action Month. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. Radon is an odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally from the normal decay of uranium found in most rocks and soil. It can move through the ground and enter your home through small, hairline openings in the foundation.

While radon is present around the world, exposure var­ies widely. Georgia is number one in the southeast for radon-induced cancer and Gwinnett County has been designated by the EPA as having the highest potential for radon exposure. It could be present at dangerous levels in your home, but the only way to know if your home contains radon is to conduct a radon detection test.

Test your home and protect your health during Nation­al Radon Action Month. Visit the Gwinnett County Extension Office at 750 South Perry Street, Suite 400 in Lawrenceville to purchase a radon test kit for $10. For more information, contact Ines Beltran, radon specialist, at 678.377.4010 or ines.beltran@gwinnettcounty.com.

Old Lilburn Library Building to be Repurposed

(Lawrenceville, Ga., Jan. 9, 2017) – Now that the Lilburn Branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library has moved into the new home it shares with Lilburn City Hall, the old building will be renovated to become an activity building with a classroom, a community room with a catering kitchen, a dance studio, new restrooms and storage space.

“I’m glad we can repurpose the old building to continue serving the community with opportunities for recreation and fellowship,” said Lynette Howard, District 2 commissioner. “Like many parks facilities, the new spaces will also be available to rent for private functions.”

Under a $936,886 contract approved by Gwinnett commissioners last Tuesday, Diversified Construction of Georgia Inc. will renovate the building located on two acres at 788 Hillcrest Road NW. The contract calls for a new roof, flooring, lighting and fire protection system plus exterior upgrades that include landscaping, sidewalk, parking improvements and new signage. Diversified was the lowest of 11 bidders for the project.

The old library building, with 10,518 square feet, was one of the oldest and smallest branch libraries in Gwinnett County.


Check out this LINK to park and community center classes. 


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

If your organization or business would like to submit, send us your item in a Word document by February 20  for publishing around March 3.

 
Contents
 
Lilburn Library Events
Salon Gives Back
Quail Point Publishing
Actors Scene
Town Hall Meeting
White Elephant Sale
Tree Planting How-to
Lilburn CID news
Taste of Lilburn 2017
WR Preservation Com
Lilburn Arts Alliance
Lilburn Business Assoc.
Lions Food Drive
Safety Smart Lilburn
Staged Right Theatre
Gwinnett County Info.
Gwinnett EHC
Radon Gas Awareness
New Use for Old Library
 
 
 
 
Newsletter Sponsors


Mail & Package Center

Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse


Small Town 
Big World
Festival
Sponsors
 
 
Platinum
 
 

Silver

Bronze

Patrons

Carothers and Mitchell

Attorneys at Law

Hackney Real Estate 

Tucker Home Depot

Friend

Eddie's Automotive

Lilburn Woman's Club

Music Go Round

Info Links
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          February 1,  2017

 

Welcome February -

Let's love on our community!

Please forward on to new neighbors and business owners.

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


 
Lilburn Library February Activities 
  • Flipped Classroom; Preparation for Citizenship Exam Weds, Feb, 1, 8, 15, 22  2017  6:30-7:30pm
  • As the Page Turns; Lilburn Branch Book Discussion   Thurs.  Feb. 2, 2017 6:30-7:30 topic: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  • Doggie Tales; Read to a Guide Dog ages 5-10 Saturday Feb. 4 and Feb. 18  2017 10:30a.m-11:30a.m. 
  • Make and Take a Craft:  ages 3-8 Saturday February 4, 2017 10:30a.m.
  • PJ and Pancakes Storytime Monday February 6, 2017 3:30p.m. 
  • Many Voices, One Song; Black History Month Program Celebrating Literature of Black Americans; Monday February 6, 2017 6:30pm
  • Let’s Talk; Practice English Conversation Mondays, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 at 6:30p.m.
  • Toddler Time: Tues Feb, 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 at 10:30a.m.
  • Preschool Story Time Tues: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 2017 at 11:30a.m.
  • Hello/Hola Practice Spanish Conversation; Tues. Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 at 6:30-7:30
  • The Art of STEAM ages 3-8 Weds, Feb 8 11:30a.m.
  • Building with LEGOS  ages 5-10 Weds. Feb. 8 6:00p.m.
  • I Heart Cupcakes! Teen Program Thursday Feb. 9 at 6:30-7:30pm
  • Bilingual Storytime English/ Hindi Ages 3-8 Weds. Feb. 16 at 6pm-7pm
  • Foster Parent Information Session; Thursday Feb. 16 6pm-8pm
  • Music and Movement ages 3& up Monday Feb. 20 at 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
  • Happy Birthday Author!  Jane Yolen ages 4-10 Feb 20  at 3:30p.m. 


 

News from Our Businesses

Salon Gives Back

Elevated Envy Hair Salon located at 670 Hillcrest Rd. Ste. 500 had a very rewarding evening Dec. 19. Salon owners Charmagne Grant and Kasha Smith along with Zeta Phi Beta members distributed new and gently used toys and coats that they had collected to around 100 children and 20 plus families. The salon also coordinates a back to school drive for needy families. This is their second year doing this community outreach. They welcome others join their efforts by contacting them at 470-375-3692. 

Quail Pointe Publishing - Owner David Raney of Lilburn welcomes the community to check out his writing services on his website www.quailpointepublishing.com.  

"We all live by stories. We read newspapers and novels, watch TV or movies, hear stories from our teachers and friends. We even dream in stories. Something in us needs it.

But one important kind can get lost in the scurry of our busy lives, and it shouldn’t. Those are family stories. Who wouldn’t like to know more about their parents, grandparents, even their siblings? These can be people we never got to meet, or people we’ve known all our lives. What were they like growing up? What challenges did they face? What can their lives tell us about our own?

I live here in Lilburn, and the company I helped start last year, Quail Pointe Publishing, helps people find some of the answers. We interview clients in the comfort of their homes or offices and then craft hardback memoirs, with photos and stories that families can share down the generations. We also provide edited video, so family members can feel they’re right in the room with a loved one. 

I love this work, bringing families closer by telling their stories. We travel all over to do it, but I’d be honored to tell some of Lilburn’s best tales too."

Actors Scene - The Actors' Scene acting school is opening a satellite location inside the  All Star Karate studio at 850 Dogwood Road, Suite A500, Lawrenceville GA 30044. This well known school has its main campus in Buford and recently has worked with Berkmar High School theatre students. See MORE for information on an Intro Acting class that will be starting in February. Check website www.the actorsscene.com or phone 770-904-6646 for more information.

News from the City

 
 
 
 
    
 
Mayor's Town Hall Meeting
On Monday, February 6 from 7 pm until 8:30 pm, Mayor Johnny Crist will host a casual meeting for the public to talk about the City of Lilburn's goals for 2017. This is an opportunity to ask questions and tell the Mayor what projects are important to you. 
 
White Elephant Sale Registration
This community garage sale is a great opportunity to repurpose unwanted items and maybe find some new treasures while you're at the sale! The sale will take place on March 25 from 9 am until 1 pm. in the overflow Greenway Parking Lot at 76 Main Street.

Advance registration for the sale is highly recommended. The advanced registration fee of $15 reserves your 9-foot parking space. After the advance registration deadline, the fee is $20 per space, while they last. Day of sale registrants are not guaranteed a space. 

See registration form for rules and more information about the sale. Remember, this is not a craft sale, and commercial vending is not permitted. If you have new items to sell, please contact rschmitt@cityoflilburn.com and you will be directed to other events with vendor opportunities. Registration Form

American Kidney Services will be onsite after the sale to accept donations. If you have any questions regarding donations, please call American Kidney Services at 770-441-2220.

Tree Planting and Maintenance

In honor of Arbor Day, the City of Lilburn is hosting a Tree Planting and Maintenance Lunch & Learn!  Bring your sack lunch and learn about tree maintenance & planting from Gwinnett Master Gardener, Kate Pittman.  This free lunch & learn will take place on Saturday, March 4 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Lilburn City Hall located at 340 Main St. Pre-registration is not required.

This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and get a jump start on your spring planting.


News from Lilburn CID

CID plans Lilburn Industrial Enhancement

(Reprinted from the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Dec.29, 2016)

The Lilburn Community Improvement District is working with property owners and city leaders on long-range plans to substantially enhance Lilburn Industrial Way. Preliminary planning will begin soon for reconstructing the road to better accommodate tractor-trailers and other vehicles accessing the area’s commercial operations.

Reconstruction improvements will include curbs and gutters, stormwater drainage, resurfacing and striping, roadway lighting and a more durable roadway pavement to accommodate heavy trucks. The project will also focus on increasing the turning radius at the Killian Hill and Lilburn Industrial Boulevard intersection as well as reconstruction of driveways to accommodate the movement of larger trucks and tractor-trailers.

The CID will also evaluate the need for a traffic signal at the intersection with Killian Hill and provide the analysis to Gwinnett County for their review and decision. The construction improvements will be funded by the city’s 2016 SPLOST allocation. The planning and design plan development is funded through a combination of Lilburn CID funds and Gwinnett County’s 2009 SPLOST.

At the same time, the CID is meeting with Lilburn Industrial Way property owners to discuss necessary individual improvements such as fencing repairs and debris removal.

Information: www.lilburncid.com.


 Lilburn Community Partnership News

Taste of Lilburn and More

The Lilburn Community Partnership recently voted to host the third annual Taste of Lilburn to be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from noon until 4 pm in the Gartrell Nash Pavilion. This event is the main fundraiser for the organization which manages the Wynne-Russell Historic Home. The LCP which has traditionally hosted the International Festival as a Saturday event will instead assist the City of Lilburn staff on Tuesday, Sept. 12 for an International Food Truck Tuesday by arranging for entertainment during the event from 6:30 pm until 9:pm. LCP will also be hosting Lilburn After Hours in March and May with dates and programs to be determined. 

The LCP Board, which meets four to six times, per year is currently looking for board members and volunteers to assist with events and the montly Lovin'Lilburn newsletter.  The next board meeting is Wednesday, February 8 at 8:30 am at the Wynne-Russell House. Contact Diana Preston at info@lilburncp.com for more information.

 

Wynne-Russell Historic Preservation Committee

The committee meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Wynne-Russell House. The next meeting is Feb. 8 at 5:00 pm. Visitors and new members welcomed.

Some of the events for the coming year include:

  • Staged Right Community Theatre production of "A Doll's House" in March 10-18. 
  • Archeological Dig open to the public on April 8
  • Paranormal Work Shop on April 22
  • Second Saturday House tours beginning in May

Need a Gathering Place?

The Wynne-Russell House, a beautiful historic home, is a wonderful venue for seated meetings of 25-30 and larger groups such as family reunions, showers, and weddings of up to 50 inside and 100 on the grounds. Rental rates are $25 per hour with a two-hour minimum.  For rental info, contact info@lilburncp.com.  LINK for information on the house and events.


The Art Alliance invites area residents to join their organization. 

Reasons to join/benefits of membership

  • Networking/Fellowship
  • Participation in shows
  • Arts activities
  • Education (bi-monthly programs and classes)
  • Artist webpage or link on the Arts Alliance site
  • Free attendance at one workshop
    Some of our workshops this year include: portraits, flower painting, dragon drawing, pysanky eggs.

Membership Types

  • Individual $40
  • Family $70
  • Student $30 (<18years)
  • Patron $100

Online Form

They meet at the Wynne Russell House, 4684 Wynne Russell Drive, NW, Lilburn, GA 30047. Workshops and meetings are held at the Wynne Russell House (4684 Wynne Russell Drive, NW, Lilburn, GA 30047). Please check our Facebook page for updates, https://www.facebook.com/LilburnArtsAlliance. Guests are always welcome. Please contact Andy Triemer, President, at 404-542-2295 or visit our website www.lilburnartsalliance.org for more information about the Lilburn Arts Alliance. The Lilburn Arts Alliance is comprised of members who are interested in enhancing the quality of life in Old Town Lilburn and surrounding areas through its art objectives. We meet every other month, usually on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. Guests are always welcome to the meetings. We also have special events for members only. Come meet your fellow artists, one could be living right in 
your own neighborhood! 

Field Trip to Booth Western Art Museum:  Join your friends in the Lilburn Arts Alliance on a field trip to the Boothe Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia on Saturday, Feb. 25. Meet at Lilburn City Hall parking lot 340 Main St. Lilburn to carpool at 9:45 am. Admission is $10 plus tax for adults, $8 plus for seniors and $7 for students.  Please contact Peggy Sullens by Feb 24th (call 770-921-9440 or email pjsullens@bellsouth.net) if you plan to attend.


February Business Builders Breakfast

Come out and enjoy your favorite IHOP breakfast and let's have a table top discussion.

When: 8 am - 9 am, Friday, Feb 3, 2017
Where: IHOP, 4018 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lilburn, GA 30047

No extra charge for this meeting. You may order and pay IHOP for food. Preregister so we know you are coming.

February Business Luncheon

David Will & Cara Sullivan
Topic: Parkview Cluster Foundation
Where: Jade Dragon, 4230 Lawrenceville HWY, Lilburn, GA 30047
When: 11:30 am - 1 pm, Tuesday February 21, 2017

Register and PrePay now: Meeting fee includes buffet lunch, drink and tip ($10 - LBA members; $15 - nonmembers


Lilburn Lions Club

February Food Drive

Needs: Canned Fruit and Vegetables, Dry Rice and Beans, Healthy Snacks, Granola Bars, Cooking Oil, Powdered Milk, Water and Toilet Paper.

Participating Businesses so far:  House of Payne, Gwinnett College, Mail and Package Center,

Rachel Payne, House of Payne Personal Training

Eye Glass Collections – Berkmar High School, Thomas Eye Group, and Lilburn Co-op.

The Lilburn Lions continue to serve the needs of the Lilburn community. After a successful coat drive with Meadowcreek High School in December, they are now kicking off their second annual February Food Drive. Needed items are: Canned Fruit and Vegetables, Dry Rice and Beans, Healthy Snacks, Granola Bars, Cooking Oil, Powdered Milk, Water and Toilet Paper. These items may be dropped off at House of Payne, Gwinnett College, and Mail and Package Center. If your business is interested in being a food donation location, contact Rachel Payne, cell: 678.641.9188 or email axel.houseofpayne@gmail.com.

The Lions are also collecting eye-glasses  at Berkmar High School, Lilburn Co-op and Thomas Eye Group.

The Lilburn Lions Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at noon at Taste of Paradise restaurant. The next meeting is October 13 and visitors are welcome. Contact President Derrick Weaver at 770-377-9523 or Danny Taylor at 770-925-0300 for contact information.


Lilburn Woman's Club

The Lilburn Woman's Club proudly supports Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse who will be having its 6th Annual Jawbones (Lawyers) vs. Sawbones (Doctors) Basketball Benefit Game Saturday, March 25, 2017, 6:30 pm  at Mercer University gymnasium.  Please see below for details and ticket information.

WHO -   Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse was begun by professionals who worked at Shepherd Center specializing in spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation along with medical research at the top rehabilitation hospital in the nation.  They recognized a critical need for additional assistance after patients were released from Shepherd Center for the long-term well-being of adults with brain-injury disabilities and their families.  Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse was created in that effort to provide skills development, support and advocacy and to assist patients in becoming contributing members of their communities for their best possible quality of life.  Side by Side is physically located in Stone Mountain.  However, it serves members who come from the entire metro Atlanta area and is the only facility of its kind in the State of Georgia.

WHAT -    Jawbones vs Sawbones - The Jawbones vs Sawbones Basketball game became the signature fundraising event for Side by Side with the first annual event held in March, 2012.  Having a basketball game pitting lawyers (Jawbones) against doctors (Sawbones) was the brainchild of a spouse of a Side by Side member whose life and that of his wife and children were forever changed when a very heavy item fell from a high shelf at a major box store and hit him on the head.  The member’s wife used her creative talents and marketing background to help this organization which had helped her family so much.  In addition to the game itself, there is a silent auction of wonderful items from jewelry to trips and tickets to local events, a raffle, concessions, and activities for kids and the whole family.

Details: Tickets are $10 each with one child under12 admited free with each paying adult. Check www.sidebysideclubhouse.org for more information.


Neighbors Help Lilburn Police in Pursuit of Runner

Last week, while stopped by Lilburn Police on Arcado Road, the driver of the car took off and then jumped out of the car, allowing it to run into a building while he escaped down the railroad tracks. . It was not clear why the man ran when his car was pulled over, but it was evident that some sort of crime had been committed -- enough that he felt the need to not be interrogated by police. Police officers chased him for several hours, on foot in the basin of the railroad, and in their cars, based on calls from local residents:

  • “a man covered in mud ran across my back yard”
  • “a man jumped our fence”
  • “we have a suspicious man going through the neighborhood”

The calls came in from Nantucket, old town Lilburn, and around Hampton Rhoades (H3) subdivision on Miller Road.

Unfortunately, Police lost the trail: They suspect that another person gave the runner a ride. However, they would not have been able to follow him as far as they did without significant input from the community.

If it weren’t for these residents, conscientious enough to notify the police of suspicious activity, providing detailed descriptions and caring about the safety of their neighborhood, the police wouldn’t have been able to pursue him nearly as long as they did.

Residents can serve as the eyes and ears of law enforcement, providing information and being in many places at the same time. While there are a limited number of police on duty at one time, there are 13,000 residents in Lilburn. If everyone makes an effort to communicate suspicious activity when they see it, Lilburn can be the safest community in Georgia. 

From Margot Ashley,President, SafetySmart Lilburn, Inc    a 501(c)(3) nonprofit  "Building the Safest Community in Georgia"

Check us out at www.safetysmartlilburn.org and on Facebook.          


     

After the well-received December production of "Almost, Maine" Staged Right Community Theatre is now working on "A Doll's House." which will run March 10 -18. Below is a description of the play from their web site. Go to www.stagedrighttheatre.org for more info. 

"The third show of our debut season is the classic by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Brian Jones. Highly controversial at the time of its debut, A Doll's House centers on the marriage of Torvald and Nora Helmer in a time when, according to the playwright himself, "A woman cannot be herself in modern society. It is an exclusively male society, with laws made by men and with prosecutors and judges who assess feminine conduct from a masculine standpoint." What happens in this kind of society when a husband puts his foot down once too often? The ending of A Doll's House - while inevitable from a modern perspective - was quite the scandal in 1879."

Performances will be held at the Historic Wynne-Russell House
4684 Wynne Russell Dr
Lilburn, GA 30047

 


Gwinnett County Meetings and Events

Avoid Falling for a Jerk/Jerkette - FREE!

Wednesdays, February 1 to 22 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Develop a healthy relationship and learn five characteristics about a partner that accurately predicts what they will be like in a long-term relationship. Dinner will be provided. To register, please call 1.877.814.0535. Norcross Human Services Center, 5030 Georgia Belle Court in Norcross.

Aquatic Literacy Night

February 3 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The whole family is welcome as we showcase a popular children's book each month. This month's story is "Swimmy" by Leo Lionni, brought to you by the Gwinnett County Public Library. The event continues with swimming and activities based on the book. All pool rules apply. All ages; cost: $6 per person (free for ages 3 and under). Pre-registration required; register here (use code BEP41107) or call 678.277.0880. Bethesda Park Aquatic Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville.

Unusual Plants in the Southscape Garden  FREE!

February 4, 10:00am to 11:00am. Meet with the master gardeners and learn about the unusual plants in the Southscape Garden at Vines Park. Master gardeners will be available to answer your questions. Meet at the parking lot entrance. All ages; call 678.277.0900 for more information. Vines Park, 3500 Oak Grove Road, Loganville. 

AARP Smart Driver Course

February 7 from 9:30am to 4:00pm. Defensive driving techniques designed for seniors, but anyone with a valid driver's license is welcome. For insurance discount, contact provider. Cost: $15 for AARP members with card, $20 for non-members. To pre-register, call 770.985.4713, Centerville Community Center, 3025 Bethany Church Road in Snellville.

Detention Pond Maintenance Workshop | FREE!

February 9 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Learn about the purpose, function, and aesthetic value of your detention pond along with some troubleshooting tips at this free workshop. Attendees from unincorporated Gwinnett County, city of Lilburn, or city of Peachtree Corners may qualify for a maximum 5 percent credit toward their stormwater utility fee for the following year. Register online by visiting the Water Resources Public Education Page. You can also register by emailing your name, address, and phone number to dwrworkshops@gwinnettcounty.com or call 678.376.7126. Gwinnett County Library - Collins Hill Branch, 455 Camp Perrin Road, Lawrenceville.

Gwinnett County Government hosts many events, classes, and workshops for its residents. See these and more at
 
Daddy-Daughter Sweetheart Dance
February 3 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center
55 Buford Highway, Suwanee
678.277.0910
 
Organic Gardening - FREE!
February 7 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Norcross Human Services Center
5030 Georgia Belle Court, Norcross
678.377.4010
 
Bethesda Park Aquatic Center's 10-year Anniversary Celebration
February 10 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville
678.277.0880
 
Lucky in Love Pottery Studio Date Night
February 10 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center

Valentine's Day Weddings | FREE!

February 14 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Judges from Magistrate and Probate Courts are offering free Valentine's Day weddings and vow renewal ceremonies in Courtroom 1H. Couples getting married must get a marriage license from the Probate Court before Valentine's Day. Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.

Gwinnett 101 Registration Opens

Have you ever wondered why a fire truck responds to your medical emergency, why the County has a SPLOST program, or how clean water gets to your house? The Gwinnett 101: Citizens Academy can help answer those questions and more.

Gwinnett 101 is a free program that seeks to develop and nurture informed and engaged residents, students, and business owners in Gwinnett. Class members will get a firsthand glimpse of how the County works and have an opportunity to build a network with others who live, work, and learn in Gwinnett County.

Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:00pm beginning with an orientation on Tuesday, April 11 and ending with a graduation and recognition by the Gwin­nett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, June 27.

Residents who are interested in participating in the pro­gram must be at least 18 years old and be a resident and/or business owner in Gwinnett or attend a Gwinnett college or university. Class size is limited to 30 participants who will be chosen by a selection committee.

Applications are available online and must be received by March 3, 2017. For more information about Gwinnett 101, visitwww.gwinnett101.com.

Extension Plant Sale

The Gwinnett Extension is offering varieties of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, figs, apples, pomegranate, goji berry, native azaleas, and other landscape plants as part of its annual sale. Pecan trees and Titan blueberries, which produce blueberries the size of quarters, have also been added to the list of pre-order options. Orders will be tak­en through March 7.
 
Visit www.ugaextension.org/gwinnett or call 678.377.4010 to request an order form. All orders must be prepaid by cash or check and prepaid orders must be picked up on March 16 from 9:00am to 6:00pm at the Gwinnett Coun­ty Fairgrounds, 2406 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Additional plants will also be available for purchase on pickup day.
 

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center

Abracadabra! Every Day Magic

On Display from January 30, 2017 – April 30, 2017

Abracadabra is an interactive exhibit where visitors of all ages learn the science
and math behind the magic. Demonstrate a chemical reaction using only your
body heat, decode secret messages using pressure and much more.
Put on your cape and become a magician before it all disappears!

Fun For The Entire Family!

  • Perform  Magic
  • Become a Math Magician
  • Experiment with Magic
  • Decipher Magic
  • Magical movement

Abracadabra was created by The Children’s Museum of Cleveland, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Exhibit is included in Center Admission
EHC members are Free
Ages 2 and Under are Free


January Was National Radon Action Month

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated January as National Radon Action Month. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. Radon is an odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally from the normal decay of uranium found in most rocks and soil. It can move through the ground and enter your home through small, hairline openings in the foundation.

While radon is present around the world, exposure var­ies widely. Georgia is number one in the southeast for radon-induced cancer and Gwinnett County has been designated by the EPA as having the highest potential for radon exposure. It could be present at dangerous levels in your home, but the only way to know if your home contains radon is to conduct a radon detection test.

Test your home and protect your health during Nation­al Radon Action Month. Visit the Gwinnett County Extension Office at 750 South Perry Street, Suite 400 in Lawrenceville to purchase a radon test kit for $10. For more information, contact Ines Beltran, radon specialist, at 678.377.4010 or ines.beltran@gwinnettcounty.com.

Old Lilburn Library Building to be Repurposed

(Lawrenceville, Ga., Jan. 9, 2017) – Now that the Lilburn Branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library has moved into the new home it shares with Lilburn City Hall, the old building will be renovated to become an activity building with a classroom, a community room with a catering kitchen, a dance studio, new restrooms and storage space.

“I’m glad we can repurpose the old building to continue serving the community with opportunities for recreation and fellowship,” said Lynette Howard, District 2 commissioner. “Like many parks facilities, the new spaces will also be available to rent for private functions.”

Under a $936,886 contract approved by Gwinnett commissioners last Tuesday, Diversified Construction of Georgia Inc. will renovate the building located on two acres at 788 Hillcrest Road NW. The contract calls for a new roof, flooring, lighting and fire protection system plus exterior upgrades that include landscaping, sidewalk, parking improvements and new signage. Diversified was the lowest of 11 bidders for the project.

The old library building, with 10,518 square feet, was one of the oldest and smallest branch libraries in Gwinnett County.


Check out this LINK to park and community center classes. 


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

If your organization or business would like to submit, send us your item in a Word document by February 20  for publishing around March 3.

 
Contents
 
Lilburn Library Events
Salon Gives Back
Quail Point Publishing
Actors Scene
Town Hall Meeting
White Elephant Sale
Tree Planting How-to
Lilburn CID news
Taste of Lilburn 2017
WR Preservation Com
Lilburn Arts Alliance
Lilburn Business Assoc.
Lions Food Drive
Safety Smart Lilburn
Staged Right Theatre
Gwinnett County Info.
Gwinnett EHC
Radon Gas Awareness
New Use for Old Library
 
 
 
 
Newsletter Sponsors


Mail & Package Center

Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse


Small Town 
Big World
Festival
Sponsors
 
 
Platinum
 
 

Silver

Bronze

Patrons

Carothers and Mitchell

Attorneys at Law

Hackney Real Estate 

Tucker Home Depot

Friend

Eddie's Automotive

Lilburn Woman's Club

Music Go Round

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