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Friday, March 17 2017

 
 

Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          March 13,  2017

 

Please forward on to new neighbors and business owners. Go to www.lilburncp.com to subscribe to this newsletter. LCP does not sell or share its email database.

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


A Doll's House is a "Must See"   

(Personal impression by Diana Preston)

This past Friday evening,Staged Right Community Theatre wowed an audience of 24 (full house) with its theater-in-the-round production of "A Doll's House." Under the direction of Brian Jones and set designer, Spencer Estes, the Wynne-Russell House became the living room of the Helmer Family where the audience witnessed the transformation of Nora the Sky Lark, Little Squirrel, Tarantella Dancer, or whatever her husband Torvald (Estes) wished her to be to Nora (Ilene Miller) the woman who would brave leaving her family to find her real, worthy, independent self. This turn of the century play was scandalous when Henrik Ibsen wrote it, and today it still rings true with warnings that marriages are built on mutual respect for each other with an emphasis on "mutual."

Spencer and Ilene gave outstanding performances, with the most challenging role being Nora who carried the play from the opening scene to the slamming of the door at the end. (Really, how does one commit to memory so many lines!) Along this journey to self realization, we meet Nora's old school friend, Christine, played by Heather Murray; Krogstad, the loan shark played by R. Chandler Bragg; Lee Brewer Jones as Dr. Rank, her husband's friend and the one person who truly respects her. Others that round out this glimpse into her family life are the maid played by Mary Sue Moore, Linda Marie Johnson as the Nurse, and the three children Emmy (10 month Mason Vencil), Bob (Stone Smith) and Ivar (Everett Smith). 

Truly the stars of the evening were Spencer and Ilene especially in the last act where their interplay was so real and well-delivered. This is not to diminish the performances of Heather, Chandler and Lee. They also gave masterful interpretations of their characters who were key players in Nora's transformation. Finally the young children should be congratulated as they were truly the sweet, dutiful children that made our hearts break that their mother was so tormented while their father hadn't a clue until too late. 

The play continues March 18, 2017 running for two more weekends, with performances on Fridays, Saturdays, (8 pm) and Sundays (2:30 pm). More information about show dates and times, as well as tickets, (prices start at $10) can be found at www.stagedrighttheatre.org

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

 


Try out Emory Express Transit Tuesday, March 14

GWINNETT COUNTY TRANSIT CELEBRATES NEW

CLIFTON ROAD CORRIDOR EXPRESS SERVICE

(Lawrenceville, Ga., March 10, 2017) – Gwinnett County Transit invites commuters to “Try the bus on us!” with free rides on the new Emory Express Route on Tuesday, March 14. The service, which began last November, has stops at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control.

As part of the grand opening event, the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District will be providing refreshments for riders between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. at the Indian Trail Park and Ride Lot at Interstate 85. Georgia Commute Options also will be on site to provide information on programs such as the Guaranteed Ride Home, a free benefit for commuters.

“For years there has been interest from both the public and the Clifton Corridor Transportation Management Association in starting this route,” said Alan Chapman, director of the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation. “So we are pleased to add these stops to serve commuters who work in the Clifton Road area.”

In operation since 2001, Gwinnett County Transit offers Express, Local and Paratransit bus service. The County contracts out the operation of the system to Transdev North America, Inc. 

Express Service operates Monday through Friday and includes five routes using the HOT lane on I-85. The Park & Ride lots at I-985, Sugarloaf Mills and Indian Trail provide free parking for bus riders. Commuters can board the Emory Express Route 110 from the Indian Trail Park & Ride lot. The Emory/CDC ticket costs $3.75 per trip.

Local Service operates five routes Monday through Saturday, connecting neighborhoods and businesses to Gwinnett's many cultural, shopping and educational opportunities. Paratransit Service for qualifying persons with disabilities operates in conjunction with the Local Service.

For additional information about the grand opening or Gwinnett County Transit, visit www.gctransit.com or call 770-822-5010.


Central Bapt. March Gladness Kidney Awareness 5K/Walk & Run

Saturday, March 18

Join the Central Baptist Church for this 5K to raise awareness for kidney disease on Saturday, March 18, 9 am until 2 pm at Lilburn City Park.

In addition to the walk/run, there will be live music, vendor booths, and health screenings.

For more information about this event, email donna.mcgowan@centralbchurch.org or call 678-588-0540. http://www.centralbchurch.org/index.html


Spring into Art Exhibit

The Lilburn Woman’s Club Arts Program will be hosting our annual Spring into Art youth art competition and exhibit on March 19th from 1-3pm in the Community Room of the new City Hall/County Library building located on Main Street, Lilburn. 

Youth Art Month, administered by the Council for Art Education, Inc., is observed annually each March and it highlights the importance of youth art education and encourages public support.  In honor of this designation the Mayor of Lilburn will issue a Proclamation announcing March as ‘Youth Art Month’ at the City Council meeting on March 13th. 

This event is FREE and open to the public and we invite everyone in the greater Lilburn area to join us for a fun family event and support our budding local artists!

We are thrilled to have three very accomplished artists from the Lilburn Arts Alliance serve as our Judges for this year’s event:  Peggy Sullens, Jack Ricketson, and Pat Shaver.


Lilburn Arts Alliance Workshops

Portrait Drawing Simplified! with Jack Ricketson

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

The human face is one of the most challenging subjects to draw - and one of the most rewarding to achieve successfully. This three-hour workshop covers basic anatomy of hands and faces with special attention to each feature - eyes, ears, nose and mouth, plus techniques for shading, adding highlights and classic lighting for portraits.

Learn the old masters' tricks for proportion and composition as well as tips for creating realistic hair and skin tones. Knowing how to capture a human likeness not only stimulates and entertains, but also gives a foundation from which to explore a wider variety of subjects, compositions, and mediums.

Workshop Supply List -- attendees should bring the following:

  • 18 x 24-inch Strathmore sketch pad
  • drawing pencils - 6B, 5B, HB, 2H, 4H
  • kneaded eraser
  • White Pearl eraser
  • pencil sharpener
  • chamois cloth
  • 12-inch ruler
  • 8-oz. aerosol workable fixative

Cost: 

  • $25/Lilburn Arts Alliance members
  • $35/non-members
  • Lilburn Arts Alliance members may use their "2017 Free Workshop Credit" to attend this class
  • space is limited!

Email Andy Triemer at ahtriemer@comcast.net to reserve your place.

Jack Ricketson is a University of Georgia graduate with a degree in Fine Arts and a graphic designer and illustrator in Atlanta with over 40 years' experience in advertising, studio art, printing, television and consulting work. His favorite medium is still pencil.  

Class will be held at the Wynne Russell House:

4684 Wynne Russell Dr, NW, Lilburn, GA 30047

Wynne Russell House Map 

Pysanky Workshop

A pysanka (plural: pysanky) is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist method. The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, "to write", as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax.

Instructor Ann Anzini will lead this workshop and teach the fundamentals of creating these beautiful objects.

All supplies are included with your class fee (including two empty eggs). Everyone gets to make two eggs during the four hour session. Students can work from set designs or from photos and books which the instructor will provide.

Note - Completed eggs will be taken by the instructor for final finishing in her studio (removing beeswax and applying varnish). Arrangements will be made for students to pick up the completed pieces.

Workshop date: Sunday - March 26, 1-5 pm. Cost - $35/non-LAA members. Space is limited; email Andy Triemer at ahtriemer@comcast.net to reserve your spot. 

LOCATION - Class will be held at a Taste of Paradise Restaurant and Exhibit Hall, 4805 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn, GA 30047 Taste of Paradise Map


Business News

Sponsorships for Lilburn Events

Now is the time of year that many organizations and groups are having Spring events. This is an excellent way for local businesses to get exposure in our greater Lilburn community. Go to this LINK for a listing of events for the year. Contact Roz Schmitt rschmitt@cityoflilburn.com for sponsorship for City Events.

Taste of Lilburn (Saturday, April 22) has room for two more restaurants.  Contact Diana Preston, 678-230-9058 for information.

Sponsor the Easter Egg Hunt on April 15 for as little as $50. Click this LINK for information.

For more information on the upcoming  Relay Rally sponsorships: Contact Pat Swan at sbp6388@aol.com, Gail Zarnik at gailz18@aol.com, or Mandy McManus at mandymcmanus@hotmail.com.

Small Business Workshop

The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce is offering a small business workshop entitled: The 5 W's of Marketing (Where, Who, What, When, Wow!) on Wednesday, March 22, Noon - 2 p.m. in the Gwinnett Chamber Education Room located at 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy. Duluth 30097. Cost is $15 for non-members. Lunch is included. See below for description and registration link.

REGISTRATION LINK

11th Annual Gwinnett County Supplier Symposium

The Gwinnett County Purchasing Division will host the 11th Annual Supplier Symposium on April 11, 2017, from 8:30am to 11:30am at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center.  Attendees will meet buyers and contracting officers from the Purchasing Division and other metro Atlanta agencies and take advantage of networking opportunities designed to create relationships.  This year the Symposium will be interactive with various County Departments and Purchasing staff and will provide the opportunity to acquaint potential suppliers with the County’s procurement procedures.

For more information about the event and to register, visit the following link and register to “Save the Date April 11, 2017” for the Gwinnett County Purchasing Symposium.

Go to this LINK for the County Website.

News from the City

 
 
 
 
    
Council Meeting Notes

The City Council for the City of Lilburn meets every 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.  Next meeting is Monday, March 13. Go to this LINK for the Meeting Agenda

Rent a facility

If you are looking for a location for a church picnic, family gathering, birthday party or some other occiasion, consider checking out City of Lilburn facilities. Make a reservation at City Hall located at:
340 Main St.
Lilburn, GA 30047
Map

Gartrell Nash Pavilion
This 4,200-square-foot open air, covered pavilion is one of the largest pavilions available in Gwinnett County. The pavilion is located near the playground in Lilburn City Park and includes picnic table style seating for approximately 160 people. The pavilion also features four built-in grills on each end of the structure.

Go to this LINK for more information on Facility Rentals.
 

Upcoming events: 

March 25 - White Elephant Sale 
 
Go to this LINK to see what the City has on its event calendar for the rest of 2017.

Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 15

Visit with the Easter Bunny and find eggs hidden in Lilburn City Park! This free event begins at 10 a.m., with the egg hunt beginning promptly at 11 a.m., rain or shine.  

The Easter Egg Hunt is for children up to 12 years of age. Children will be divided into age categories, and there will be a separate special needs area. Parents are not allowed on the field, except with the 0-3 years age group and the special needs group. 

Don't forget to bring your basket! 


 Lilburn Community Partnership News


Archaeological Dig: Searching for Pieces of the Past

Saturday, April 8, 10:00 am until 2 pm

The public is invited to an archaeological dig to search for pieces of the past at the National Historic Wynne-Russell House in Lilburn. The Wynne-Russell Preservation Committee and the City of Lilburn want you to get your hands dirty by assisting archaeologists from the Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS) in uncovering history.

The archaeological dig is being done to uncover artifacts that will educate and enlighten us about life in Lilburn in the 1800's. You will learn about archaeological techniques and processes used to uncover, preserve, and record history. A tour of the home will complement the dig, as you learn about the history of the Wynne-Russell Family and how Lilburn became what it is today.

The Society for Georgia Archaeology ArchaeoBUS will be on hand to provide further information about archaeology.

Wynne-Russell Historic Preservation Committee

The committee meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Wynne-Russell House. The next meeting is April 12 at 5:00 pm. Visitors and new members are welcome. Check out the FACEBOOK page for information on the Paranormal Workshop on April 22 and the upcoming spring and summer house tours.

Taste of Lilburn and More

Restaurants are lining up for the fourth annual Taste of Lilburn which will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 1 - 4 pm in the Nash Pavilion at Lilburn City Park. Restaurants who have signed up as of today are: 1910 Public House, Oyster Barn and Smokehouse, Matthews Cafeteria of Tucker, Taste of Paradise Jamaican, Taqueria Los Hermanos, Hardee's, Publix and Berkmar Culinary Arts. There is room under the expansive Pavilion roof for a few more. Deadline for participants is March 15. This has been a "sold-out" event since 2014. Organizers are updating the event website and tickets will go on sale soon at www.lilburnevents.com. This is a fundraiser for the Wynne-Russell Historic Home.  

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 monthly Lovin'Lilburn newsletter.  The next board meeting is Wednesday, April 19 at 8:30 am at the Wynne-Russell House. Contact Diana Preston at info@lilburncp.com for more information.

 

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.


Join the Lilburn Arts Alliance in 2017. 

If you have already joined or renewed - THANK YOU!!! If you haven't yet, joining or renewing your membership is now easier than ever with our online form:

Membership Fees:
Individual ($40)
Family ($70)
Student ($30 <18years)
Patron ($100)

Online Form or send your membership payment to: 

Andy Triemer c/o Lilburn Arts Alliance, 4295 Cedar Bluff Way,Lilburn, GA 30047

Check our Facebook page updates, https://www.facebook.com/LilburnArtsAlliance. Visit our website www.lilburnartsalliance.org for more information about the Lilburn Arts Alliance.


 Business Luncheon

The Lilburn Business Association meets at the Jade Dragon Restaurant, 4230 Lawrenceville HWY, Lilburn, GA 30047, 11:30 am - 1 pm, Tuesday March 21, 2017

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

Business Builders Breakfast:  Friday, April 7, 8:00 am - 9:00 am at 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.

 

 
 
 
March Lilburn Branch Library Programs 

  • Practice English Conversation; Mondays, March 13, 20, and 27
  • Toddler Time, ages 1-3 Simple Stories and Songs, Tues. at 10:30a.m. March 14, 21, 28
  • Preschool Story Time, ages 3-5 Promotes Early Literacy Skills Tues. 11:30a.m. March 14, 21, 28
  • Make and Take Crafts, for ages 3-8, Drop-in and create a fun craft to take home! Saturday, March 18; 10:30-11:30a.m
  • Perler Bead Art Monday, March 20, at 6:30p.m. Create pixel art by fusing beads together; for Teens
  • Lilburn Seniors, Blazin’ the Trail Tuesday March 21 at 10:30a.m.
  • Music and Movement for kids ages 3 and up; Learn about reading, rhythm and music & fun Monday March 27 at 11:00a.m.

Lilburn Lions Club

The Lilburn Lions Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at noon at Taste of Paradise restaurant. The next meeting is April 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

Side by Side Fundraiser

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.  

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

Relay for Life/Lilburn Relay Rally is back this year!

The Lilburn Relay Rally is coming back to Lilburn City Park on April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  Sponsored by the Lilburn Woman’s Club, this event is a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society’s Gwinnett Relay for Life.

Form a Team, be a sponsor, be a supporter! Come meet with us and help us Paint our Town Purple!!

Participant registration for the event is free. Survivors will be honored at a reception at 5pm. Come to Lilburn City Park and join in the fun! There will be food, games, music, prizes and more!!

You can be a part of this event! Go to www.relayforlife.org/ lilburnrelayrallygaFor more information: Contact Pat Swan at sbp6388@aol.com, Gail Zarnik at gailz18@aol.com, or Mandy McManus at mandymcmanus@hotmail.com

Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour

The Lilburn Woman's Club is pleased to announce the date of their 4th annual Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Tickets, which are $15 if purchased in advance, can be purchased online through Paypal by logging onto www.lilburnwomansclub.org  and clicking on the "Behind the Garden Gate" window from the navigator bar.


The next Citizens SPLOST meeting will be on Wed. March 15th. 

Click HERE for a list of potential projects that we are going to review and make a determination on regarding funding. There are two opportunities for the general public to attend in person and state their concerns.  Once before the presentation and again afterward.   

This meeting will be held in Conference Room A at GJAC, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA  30046 starting at 6:30pm and is open to the public.
Margot Ashley

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

Check us out at safetysmartlilburn.org and on Facebook


Gwinnett County Meetings and Events

In State of the County address, Nash lauds County's 'remarkable' achievements

For a video of the address on February 16, 2017 go to this LINK. It will make you glad you are a Gwinnettian. -  DP

In her seventh annual State of the County address, County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash declared the county "remarkable" and highlighted multiple accomplish­ments while acknowledging future challenges.

Nash said Gwinnett's brand is one of excellence, citing its good jobs, workforce, schools, recreational opportunities, and its exemplary bond rating. She also noted innovations at the County's premier wastewater recycling plant and the coming expansion of the Infinite Energy Center as the county's signature business and entertainment district.

She added collaboration between the County and its cities is important to the Gwinnett brand of excellence. But, she said, the County needs to explore new ways to improve mobility - including transit.

Nash reaffirmed the County's commitment to diversity and pledged to broaden its community outreach pro­grams. She also called on people of all backgrounds and heritage to become more active and involved in their county government. 

Drought restrictions in effect

We have had some rain, but Gwinnett remains in a drought response and outdoor water use restrictions still apply. For more information, visit www.gwinnettH2O.com.

Celebrate Earth Day by shredding your personal documents!

Gwinnett County's Solid Waste and Recycling section and Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful are hosting a free paper shredding event to celebrate Earth Day!

This event will feature paper shredding on Saturday, April 22 at Coolray Field, home of the Gwin­nett Braves. The event hours are 9:00am - noon. Residents are able to shred up to five copier boxes free of charge. For questions or to volunteer, please call 770.822.7141 or visit www.volunteergwinnett.net.

Tax Assessors Office issues real estate property Annual Notice of Assessments

State law requires that the Tax Assessor provide own­ers of taxable property an annual assessment notice, including property value and ownership information from the Tax Assessor's Office and estimated taxes and exemptions from the Tax Commissioner's Office. Most Annual Notice of Assessments will be mailed April 7. This is not a tax bill. It informs you of the value assessed on your property as of January 1. If you disagree with the value, you can appeal within 45 days from the date of your notice. The Tax Commissioner's Office usually issues tax bills in August or later. For more information, visit www.gwinnett-assessor.com.

Multicultural festival set for April 29

Gwinnett Police, County staff from multiple departments, and friends from across the globe will gather at the fourth annual Gwinnett Multicultural Festival Saturday, April 29 from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Gwinnett Place Mall parking lot near the Tandy Key Lane entrance. Families can see exhibits and demonstrations, and meet officers. They also can enjoy cultural performances, food vendors, and kids' activities such as a rock wall and inflatables. For more information, call 770.513.5119.

County wants your input on Comprehensive Transportation Plan 

Gwinnett County is updating its Comprehensive Transportation Plan, a blueprint for future development of a transportation network through 2040. Come look at the latest plans and give us your feedback. There will be a brief presentation and interactive stations to help you learn more about the transportation projects, the countywide trails master plan, and transit improvements. Meetings will be held at various locations around the county, so pick the best date for you to attend: 

- March 16, 5:30pm to 7:30pm: Dacula Park Activity Building Community Room, 2735 Old Auburn Avenue, Dacula

- March 18, 10:00am to noon: Shorty Howell Park Activity Building, 2750 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth

- March 20, 5:30pm to 7:30pm: George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center Community Room, 55 Buford Highway,  Suwanee

More information about the Comprehensive Transportation Plan, called Destination 2040, can be found at www.Destination2040Gwinnett.com. You can give the County your feedback remotely by taking an online survey at destination2040.metroquest.com. You can also keep up with the Destination2040 developments on Facebook.

Be wary of fraud this tax season

With tax season looming, scammers are trying to steal people's identities by posing as IRS agents to intimidate or trick people into giving them money or access to bank accounts.

Often, internet thieves will call, claim to be IRS agents, and in brisk, official tones, inform you that you owe taxes or back taxes and you must pay up immediately or risk jail time and substantial fines. They usually recommend a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer for payment of bogus taxes.

Be advised that the IRS will never:

- Call to demand immediate payment using a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer; generally, the IRS will first mail you a bill

- Threaten immediate arrest for not paying

- Demand payment without allowing questions or an appeal

- Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone

If you've been victimized by a scammer, please visit www.irs.gov/uac/taxpayer-guide-to-identity-theft or call 800.908.4490 right away.

How to handle household hazardous waste

Did you know that many common household paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides are hazardous or toxic to people and wildlife if they are not disposed of properly? Occasionally, these products are thrown away or dumped into the stormwater drains, pipes, and ditches, which lead directly to streams, rivers, or lakes. Household hazardous waste in storm drains can pollute the water we drink or play in, and that wildlife occupies. Fortunately, there are ways to properly dispose of or recycle these products in your household.

The first step in preventing stormwater pollution from household hazardous waste is to read and follow disposal directions on the product label. Another way is to share the product with a neighbor or family member who can use the remaining product. That way, it doesn't have to be disposed of at all. Never mix hazardous waste with other products; they might ignite, explode, or emit dangerous gases.

Many local retailers will recycle your old electronics, used motor oil, batteries, and light bulbs. For more information on how to dispose of household hazardous waste, please visit www.gwinnettcb.org/recycling or the County's recycling directory at www.sustainablegwinnett.com.

Remember, discharges to the stormwater drainage system are considered violations of Gwinnett County's Illicit Discharge and Illegal Connection Ordinance. If you know of or see individuals dumping hazardous substances into storm drains, drainage ditches, or streams, please call 678.376.7000 to report the violation.

Senior homestead exemptions available

In Gwinnett there are several special homestead exemptions available for seniors to save money on property taxes. To learn more about the exemptions and their require­ments, visit www.GwinnettTaxCommissioner.com, email tax@gwinnettcounty.com, or call 770.822.8800. Apply online or request an application in person, by email, or by phone. The deadline for all applications is April 1.


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 March 20  for publishing around April 3.

 
Contents
 
A Doll's House Review
Emory Express
Kidney 5K
Spring into Art
Portrait Workshop
Pysanky Egg Class
Event Info for Sponsors
Small Business Seminar
Supplier Symposium
City Council Meeting
Rent a facility
City Event Calendar
White Elephant Sale
Easter Egg Hunt
Taste of Lilburn
Archaeo Dig
WR Preservation Com.
Lilburn Arts Alliance
Portrait Workshop
Pysanky Egg Workshop
Lilburn Business Assoc.
March Library Events
Lilburn Lions Club
Brain Injury Fundraiser
Relay Rally
Garden Gate Tour
Citizens' SPLOST Mtg.
State of the County Address
Paper Shredding Event
Multicultural Festival
Trans. Plan Request for Input
Tax Season Fraud
Hazardous Waste
Senior Homestead Exemptions
 
 
 
 
 
 
Newsletter Sponsors


Mail & Package Center

Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse

Taste of Paradise Cafe


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

Gwinnett County Government hosts many events, classes, and workshops for its residents. See these and more at

www.gwinnettcountyevents.com.

Develop Your Business Idea

April 10 

10:00am to 2:00pm

Norcross Human Services Center

5030 Georgia Belle Court, Norcross

678.902.5239 or 678.225.5400

 

AARP Tax Aide | FREE!

Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 18

9:00am - noon

Norcross Human Services Center

5030 Georgia Belle Court, Norcross

678.225.5400

 

Master Gardeners Association Plant Sale

April 22

8:00am to 2:00pm

Lilburn Library/City Hall

2817 Church Street, Lilburn

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership          March 13,  2017

 

Please forward on to new neighbors and business owners. Go to www.lilburncp.com to subscribe to this newsletter. LCP does not sell or share its email database.

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


A Doll's House is a "Must See"   

(Personal impression by Diana Preston)

This past Friday evening,Staged Right Community Theatre wowed an audience of 24 (full house) with its theater-in-the-round production of "A Doll's House." Under the direction of Brian Jones and set designer, Spencer Estes, the Wynne-Russell House became the living room of the Helmer Family where the audience witnessed the transformation of Nora the Sky Lark, Little Squirrel, Tarantella Dancer, or whatever her husband Torvald (Estes) wished her to be to Nora (Ilene Miller) the woman who would brave leaving her family to find her real, worthy, independent self. This turn of the century play was scandalous when Henrik Ibsen wrote it, and today it still rings true with warnings that marriages are built on mutual respect for each other with an emphasis on "mutual."

Spencer and Ilene gave outstanding performances, with the most challenging role being Nora who carried the play from the opening scene to the slamming of the door at the end. (Really, how does one commit to memory so many lines!) Along this journey to self realization, we meet Nora's old school friend, Christine, played by Heather Murray; Krogstad, the loan shark played by R. Chandler Bragg; Lee Brewer Jones as Dr. Rank, her husband's friend and the one person who truly respects her. Others that round out this glimpse into her family life are the maid played by Mary Sue Moore, Linda Marie Johnson as the Nurse, and the three children Emmy (10 month Mason Vencil), Bob (Stone Smith) and Ivar (Everett Smith). 

Truly the stars of the evening were Spencer and Ilene especially in the last act where their interplay was so real and well-delivered. This is not to diminish the performances of Heather, Chandler and Lee. They also gave masterful interpretations of their characters who were key players in Nora's transformation. Finally the young children should be congratulated as they were truly the sweet, dutiful children that made our hearts break that their mother was so tormented while their father hadn't a clue until too late. 

The play continues March 18, 2017 running for two more weekends, with performances on Fridays, Saturdays, (8 pm) and Sundays (2:30 pm). More information about show dates and times, as well as tickets, (prices start at $10) can be found at www.stagedrighttheatre.org

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

 


Try out Emory Express Transit Tuesday, March 14

GWINNETT COUNTY TRANSIT CELEBRATES NEW

CLIFTON ROAD CORRIDOR EXPRESS SERVICE

(Lawrenceville, Ga., March 10, 2017) – Gwinnett County Transit invites commuters to “Try the bus on us!” with free rides on the new Emory Express Route on Tuesday, March 14. The service, which began last November, has stops at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control.

As part of the grand opening event, the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District will be providing refreshments for riders between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. at the Indian Trail Park and Ride Lot at Interstate 85. Georgia Commute Options also will be on site to provide information on programs such as the Guaranteed Ride Home, a free benefit for commuters.

“For years there has been interest from both the public and the Clifton Corridor Transportation Management Association in starting this route,” said Alan Chapman, director of the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation. “So we are pleased to add these stops to serve commuters who work in the Clifton Road area.”

In operation since 2001, Gwinnett County Transit offers Express, Local and Paratransit bus service. The County contracts out the operation of the system to Transdev North America, Inc. 

Express Service operates Monday through Friday and includes five routes using the HOT lane on I-85. The Park & Ride lots at I-985, Sugarloaf Mills and Indian Trail provide free parking for bus riders. Commuters can board the Emory Express Route 110 from the Indian Trail Park & Ride lot. The Emory/CDC ticket costs $3.75 per trip.

Local Service operates five routes Monday through Saturday, connecting neighborhoods and businesses to Gwinnett's many cultural, shopping and educational opportunities. Paratransit Service for qualifying persons with disabilities operates in conjunction with the Local Service.

For additional information about the grand opening or Gwinnett County Transit, visit www.gctransit.com or call 770-822-5010.


Central Bapt. March Gladness Kidney Awareness 5K/Walk & Run

Saturday, March 18

Join the Central Baptist Church for this 5K to raise awareness for kidney disease on Saturday, March 18, 9 am until 2 pm at Lilburn City Park.

In addition to the walk/run, there will be live music, vendor booths, and health screenings.

For more information about this event, email donna.mcgowan@centralbchurch.org or call 678-588-0540. http://www.centralbchurch.org/index.html


Spring into Art Exhibit

The Lilburn Woman’s Club Arts Program will be hosting our annual Spring into Art youth art competition and exhibit on March 19th from 1-3pm in the Community Room of the new City Hall/County Library building located on Main Street, Lilburn. 

Youth Art Month, administered by the Council for Art Education, Inc., is observed annually each March and it highlights the importance of youth art education and encourages public support.  In honor of this designation the Mayor of Lilburn will issue a Proclamation announcing March as ‘Youth Art Month’ at the City Council meeting on March 13th. 

This event is FREE and open to the public and we invite everyone in the greater Lilburn area to join us for a fun family event and support our budding local artists!

We are thrilled to have three very accomplished artists from the Lilburn Arts Alliance serve as our Judges for this year’s event:  Peggy Sullens, Jack Ricketson, and Pat Shaver.


Lilburn Arts Alliance Workshops

Portrait Drawing Simplified! with Jack Ricketson

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

The human face is one of the most challenging subjects to draw - and one of the most rewarding to achieve successfully. This three-hour workshop covers basic anatomy of hands and faces with special attention to each feature - eyes, ears, nose and mouth, plus techniques for shading, adding highlights and classic lighting for portraits.

Learn the old masters' tricks for proportion and composition as well as tips for creating realistic hair and skin tones. Knowing how to capture a human likeness not only stimulates and entertains, but also gives a foundation from which to explore a wider variety of subjects, compositions, and mediums.

Workshop Supply List -- attendees should bring the following:

  • 18 x 24-inch Strathmore sketch pad
  • drawing pencils - 6B, 5B, HB, 2H, 4H
  • kneaded eraser
  • White Pearl eraser
  • pencil sharpener
  • chamois cloth
  • 12-inch ruler
  • 8-oz. aerosol workable fixative

Cost: 

  • $25/Lilburn Arts Alliance members
  • $35/non-members
  • Lilburn Arts Alliance members may use their "2017 Free Workshop Credit" to attend this class
  • space is limited!

Email Andy Triemer at ahtriemer@comcast.net to reserve your place.

Jack Ricketson is a University of Georgia graduate with a degree in Fine Arts and a graphic designer and illustrator in Atlanta with over 40 years' experience in advertising, studio art, printing, television and consulting work. His favorite medium is still pencil.  

Class will be held at the Wynne Russell House:

4684 Wynne Russell Dr, NW, Lilburn, GA 30047

Wynne Russell House Map 

Pysanky Workshop

A pysanka (plural: pysanky) is a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist method. The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, "to write", as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax.

Instructor Ann Anzini will lead this workshop and teach the fundamentals of creating these beautiful objects.

All supplies are included with your class fee (including two empty eggs). Everyone gets to make two eggs during the four hour session. Students can work from set designs or from photos and books which the instructor will provide.

Note - Completed eggs will be taken by the instructor for final finishing in her studio (removing beeswax and applying varnish). Arrangements will be made for students to pick up the completed pieces.

Workshop date: Sunday - March 26, 1-5 pm. Cost - $35/non-LAA members. Space is limited; email Andy Triemer at ahtriemer@comcast.net to reserve your spot. 

LOCATION - Class will be held at a Taste of Paradise Restaurant and Exhibit Hall, 4805 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn, GA 30047 Taste of Paradise Map


Business News

Sponsorships for Lilburn Events

Now is the time of year that many organizations and groups are having Spring events. This is an excellent way for local businesses to get exposure in our greater Lilburn community. Go to this LINK for a listing of events for the year. Contact Roz Schmitt rschmitt@cityoflilburn.com for sponsorship for City Events.

Taste of Lilburn (Saturday, April 22) has room for two more restaurants.  Contact Diana Preston, 678-230-9058 for information.

Sponsor the Easter Egg Hunt on April 15 for as little as $50. Click this LINK for information.

For more information on the upcoming  Relay Rally sponsorships: Contact Pat Swan at sbp6388@aol.com, Gail Zarnik at gailz18@aol.com, or Mandy McManus at mandymcmanus@hotmail.com.

Small Business Workshop

The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce is offering a small business workshop entitled: The 5 W's of Marketing (Where, Who, What, When, Wow!) on Wednesday, March 22, Noon - 2 p.m. in the Gwinnett Chamber Education Room located at 6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy. Duluth 30097. Cost is $15 for non-members. Lunch is included. See below for description and registration link.

REGISTRATION LINK

11th Annual Gwinnett County Supplier Symposium

The Gwinnett County Purchasing Division will host the 11th Annual Supplier Symposium on April 11, 2017, from 8:30am to 11:30am at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center.  Attendees will meet buyers and contracting officers from the Purchasing Division and other metro Atlanta agencies and take advantage of networking opportunities designed to create relationships.  This year the Symposium will be interactive with various County Departments and Purchasing staff and will provide the opportunity to acquaint potential suppliers with the County’s procurement procedures.

For more information about the event and to register, visit the following link and register to “Save the Date April 11, 2017” for the Gwinnett County Purchasing Symposium.

Go to this LINK for the County Website.

News from the City

 
 
 
 
    
Council Meeting Notes

The City Council for the City of Lilburn meets every 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.  Next meeting is Monday, March 13. Go to this LINK for the Meeting Agenda

Rent a facility

If you are looking for a location for a church picnic, family gathering, birthday party or some other occiasion, consider checking out City of Lilburn facilities. Make a reservation at City Hall located at:
340 Main St.
Lilburn, GA 30047
Map

Gartrell Nash Pavilion
This 4,200-square-foot open air, covered pavilion is one of the largest pavilions available in Gwinnett County. The pavilion is located near the playground in Lilburn City Park and includes picnic table style seating for approximately 160 people. The pavilion also features four built-in grills on each end of the structure.

Go to this LINK for more information on Facility Rentals.
 

Upcoming events: 

March 25 - White Elephant Sale 
 
Go to this LINK to see what the City has on its event calendar for the rest of 2017.

Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 15

Visit with the Easter Bunny and find eggs hidden in Lilburn City Park! This free event begins at 10 a.m., with the egg hunt beginning promptly at 11 a.m., rain or shine.  

The Easter Egg Hunt is for children up to 12 years of age. Children will be divided into age categories, and there will be a separate special needs area. Parents are not allowed on the field, except with the 0-3 years age group and the special needs group. 

Don't forget to bring your basket! 


 Lilburn Community Partnership News


Archaeological Dig: Searching for Pieces of the Past

Saturday, April 8, 10:00 am until 2 pm

The public is invited to an archaeological dig to search for pieces of the past at the National Historic Wynne-Russell House in Lilburn. The Wynne-Russell Preservation Committee and the City of Lilburn want you to get your hands dirty by assisting archaeologists from the Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society (GARS) in uncovering history.

The archaeological dig is being done to uncover artifacts that will educate and enlighten us about life in Lilburn in the 1800's. You will learn about archaeological techniques and processes used to uncover, preserve, and record history. A tour of the home will complement the dig, as you learn about the history of the Wynne-Russell Family and how Lilburn became what it is today.

The Society for Georgia Archaeology ArchaeoBUS will be on hand to provide further information about archaeology.

Wynne-Russell Historic Preservation Committee

The committee meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Wynne-Russell House. The next meeting is April 12 at 5:00 pm. Visitors and new members are welcome. Check out the FACEBOOK page for information on the Paranormal Workshop on April 22 and the upcoming spring and summer house tours.

Taste of Lilburn and More

Restaurants are lining up for the fourth annual Taste of Lilburn which will take place on Saturday, April 22 from 1 - 4 pm in the Nash Pavilion at Lilburn City Park. Restaurants who have signed up as of today are: 1910 Public House, Oyster Barn and Smokehouse, Matthews Cafeteria of Tucker, Taste of Paradise Jamaican, Taqueria Los Hermanos, Hardee's, Publix and Berkmar Culinary Arts. There is room under the expansive Pavilion roof for a few more. Deadline for participants is March 15. This has been a "sold-out" event since 2014. Organizers are updating the event website and tickets will go on sale soon at www.lilburnevents.com. This is a fundraiser for the Wynne-Russell Historic Home.  

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 monthly Lovin'Lilburn newsletter.  The next board meeting is Wednesday, April 19 at 8:30 am at the Wynne-Russell House. Contact Diana Preston at info@lilburncp.com for more information.

 

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.


Join the Lilburn Arts Alliance in 2017. 

If you have already joined or renewed - THANK YOU!!! If you haven't yet, joining or renewing your membership is now easier than ever with our online form:

Membership Fees:
Individual ($40)
Family ($70)
Student ($30 <18years)
Patron ($100)

Online Form or send your membership payment to: 

Andy Triemer c/o Lilburn Arts Alliance, 4295 Cedar Bluff Way,Lilburn, GA 30047

Check our Facebook page updates, https://www.facebook.com/LilburnArtsAlliance. Visit our website www.lilburnartsalliance.org for more information about the Lilburn Arts Alliance.


 Business Luncheon

The Lilburn Business Association meets at the Jade Dragon Restaurant, 4230 Lawrenceville HWY, Lilburn, GA 30047, 11:30 am - 1 pm, Tuesday March 21, 2017

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

Business Builders Breakfast:  Friday, April 7, 8:00 am - 9:00 am at 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.

 

 
 
 
March Lilburn Branch Library Programs 

  • Practice English Conversation; Mondays, March 13, 20, and 27
  • Toddler Time, ages 1-3 Simple Stories and Songs, Tues. at 10:30a.m. March 14, 21, 28
  • Preschool Story Time, ages 3-5 Promotes Early Literacy Skills Tues. 11:30a.m. March 14, 21, 28
  • Make and Take Crafts, for ages 3-8, Drop-in and create a fun craft to take home! Saturday, March 18; 10:30-11:30a.m
  • Perler Bead Art Monday, March 20, at 6:30p.m. Create pixel art by fusing beads together; for Teens
  • Lilburn Seniors, Blazin’ the Trail Tuesday March 21 at 10:30a.m.
  • Music and Movement for kids ages 3 and up; Learn about reading, rhythm and music & fun Monday March 27 at 11:00a.m.

Lilburn Lions Club

The Lilburn Lions Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at noon at Taste of Paradise restaurant. The next meeting is April 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

Side by Side Fundraiser

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.  

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

Relay for Life/Lilburn Relay Rally is back this year!

The Lilburn Relay Rally is coming back to Lilburn City Park on April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  Sponsored by the Lilburn Woman’s Club, this event is a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society’s Gwinnett Relay for Life.

Form a Team, be a sponsor, be a supporter! Come meet with us and help us Paint our Town Purple!!

Participant registration for the event is free. Survivors will be honored at a reception at 5pm. Come to Lilburn City Park and join in the fun! There will be food, games, music, prizes and more!!

You can be a part of this event! Go to www.relayforlife.org/ lilburnrelayrallygaFor more information: Contact Pat Swan at sbp6388@aol.com, Gail Zarnik at gailz18@aol.com, or Mandy McManus at mandymcmanus@hotmail.com

Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour

The Lilburn Woman's Club is pleased to announce the date of their 4th annual Behind the Garden Gate Garden Tour on Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Tickets, which are $15 if purchased in advance, can be purchased online through Paypal by logging onto www.lilburnwomansclub.org  and clicking on the "Behind the Garden Gate" window from the navigator bar.


The next Citizens SPLOST meeting will be on Wed. March 15th. 

Click HERE for a list of potential projects that we are going to review and make a determination on regarding funding. There are two opportunities for the general public to attend in person and state their concerns.  Once before the presentation and again afterward.   

This meeting will be held in Conference Room A at GJAC, 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA  30046 starting at 6:30pm and is open to the public.
Margot Ashley

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

Check us out at safetysmartlilburn.org and on Facebook


Gwinnett County Meetings and Events

In State of the County address, Nash lauds County's 'remarkable' achievements

For a video of the address on February 16, 2017 go to this LINK. It will make you glad you are a Gwinnettian. -  DP

In her seventh annual State of the County address, County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash declared the county "remarkable" and highlighted multiple accomplish­ments while acknowledging future challenges.

Nash said Gwinnett's brand is one of excellence, citing its good jobs, workforce, schools, recreational opportunities, and its exemplary bond rating. She also noted innovations at the County's premier wastewater recycling plant and the coming expansion of the Infinite Energy Center as the county's signature business and entertainment district.

She added collaboration between the County and its cities is important to the Gwinnett brand of excellence. But, she said, the County needs to explore new ways to improve mobility - including transit.

Nash reaffirmed the County's commitment to diversity and pledged to broaden its community outreach pro­grams. She also called on people of all backgrounds and heritage to become more active and involved in their county government. 

Drought restrictions in effect

We have had some rain, but Gwinnett remains in a drought response and outdoor water use restrictions still apply. For more information, visit www.gwinnettH2O.com.

Celebrate Earth Day by shredding your personal documents!

Gwinnett County's Solid Waste and Recycling section and Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful are hosting a free paper shredding event to celebrate Earth Day!

This event will feature paper shredding on Saturday, April 22 at Coolray Field, home of the Gwin­nett Braves. The event hours are 9:00am - noon. Residents are able to shred up to five copier boxes free of charge. For questions or to volunteer, please call 770.822.7141 or visit www.volunteergwinnett.net.

Tax Assessors Office issues real estate property Annual Notice of Assessments

State law requires that the Tax Assessor provide own­ers of taxable property an annual assessment notice, including property value and ownership information from the Tax Assessor's Office and estimated taxes and exemptions from the Tax Commissioner's Office. Most Annual Notice of Assessments will be mailed April 7. This is not a tax bill. It informs you of the value assessed on your property as of January 1. If you disagree with the value, you can appeal within 45 days from the date of your notice. The Tax Commissioner's Office usually issues tax bills in August or later. For more information, visit www.gwinnett-assessor.com.

Multicultural festival set for April 29

Gwinnett Police, County staff from multiple departments, and friends from across the globe will gather at the fourth annual Gwinnett Multicultural Festival Saturday, April 29 from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Gwinnett Place Mall parking lot near the Tandy Key Lane entrance. Families can see exhibits and demonstrations, and meet officers. They also can enjoy cultural performances, food vendors, and kids' activities such as a rock wall and inflatables. For more information, call 770.513.5119.

County wants your input on Comprehensive Transportation Plan 

Gwinnett County is updating its Comprehensive Transportation Plan, a blueprint for future development of a transportation network through 2040. Come look at the latest plans and give us your feedback. There will be a brief presentation and interactive stations to help you learn more about the transportation projects, the countywide trails master plan, and transit improvements. Meetings will be held at various locations around the county, so pick the best date for you to attend: 

- March 16, 5:30pm to 7:30pm: Dacula Park Activity Building Community Room, 2735 Old Auburn Avenue, Dacula

- March 18, 10:00am to noon: Shorty Howell Park Activity Building, 2750 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth

- March 20, 5:30pm to 7:30pm: George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center Community Room, 55 Buford Highway,  Suwanee

More information about the Comprehensive Transportation Plan, called Destination 2040, can be found at www.Destination2040Gwinnett.com. You can give the County your feedback remotely by taking an online survey at destination2040.metroquest.com. You can also keep up with the Destination2040 developments on Facebook.

Be wary of fraud this tax season

With tax season looming, scammers are trying to steal people's identities by posing as IRS agents to intimidate or trick people into giving them money or access to bank accounts.

Often, internet thieves will call, claim to be IRS agents, and in brisk, official tones, inform you that you owe taxes or back taxes and you must pay up immediately or risk jail time and substantial fines. They usually recommend a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer for payment of bogus taxes.

Be advised that the IRS will never:

- Call to demand immediate payment using a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer; generally, the IRS will first mail you a bill

- Threaten immediate arrest for not paying

- Demand payment without allowing questions or an appeal

- Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone

If you've been victimized by a scammer, please visit www.irs.gov/uac/taxpayer-guide-to-identity-theft or call 800.908.4490 right away.

How to handle household hazardous waste

Did you know that many common household paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides are hazardous or toxic to people and wildlife if they are not disposed of properly? Occasionally, these products are thrown away or dumped into the stormwater drains, pipes, and ditches, which lead directly to streams, rivers, or lakes. Household hazardous waste in storm drains can pollute the water we drink or play in, and that wildlife occupies. Fortunately, there are ways to properly dispose of or recycle these products in your household.

The first step in preventing stormwater pollution from household hazardous waste is to read and follow disposal directions on the product label. Another way is to share the product with a neighbor or family member who can use the remaining product. That way, it doesn't have to be disposed of at all. Never mix hazardous waste with other products; they might ignite, explode, or emit dangerous gases.

Many local retailers will recycle your old electronics, used motor oil, batteries, and light bulbs. For more information on how to dispose of household hazardous waste, please visit www.gwinnettcb.org/recycling or the County's recycling directory at www.sustainablegwinnett.com.

Remember, discharges to the stormwater drainage system are considered violations of Gwinnett County's Illicit Discharge and Illegal Connection Ordinance. If you know of or see individuals dumping hazardous substances into storm drains, drainage ditches, or streams, please call 678.376.7000 to report the violation.

Senior homestead exemptions available

In Gwinnett there are several special homestead exemptions available for seniors to save money on property taxes. To learn more about the exemptions and their require­ments, visit www.GwinnettTaxCommissioner.com, email tax@gwinnettcounty.com, or call 770.822.8800. Apply online or request an application in person, by email, or by phone. The deadline for all applications is April 1.


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 March 20  for publishing around April 3.

 
Contents
 
A Doll's House Review
Emory Express
Kidney 5K
Spring into Art
Portrait Workshop
Pysanky Egg Class
Event Info for Sponsors
Small Business Seminar
Supplier Symposium
City Council Meeting
Rent a facility
City Event Calendar
White Elephant Sale
Easter Egg Hunt
Taste of Lilburn
Archaeo Dig
WR Preservation Com.
Lilburn Arts Alliance
Portrait Workshop
Pysanky Egg Workshop
Lilburn Business Assoc.
March Library Events
Girl Scout Day Camp
Lilburn Lions Club
Brain Injury Fundraiser
Relay Rally
Garden Gate Tour
Citizens' SPLOST Mtg.
State of the County Address
Paper Shredding Event
Multicultural Festival
Trans. Plan Request for Input
Tax Season Fraud
Hazardous Waste
Senior Homestead Exemptions
 
 
 
 
 
 
Newsletter Sponsors


Mail & Package Center

Legacy Station

City of Lilburn

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse

Taste of Paradise Cafe


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

Gwinnett County Government hosts many events, classes, and workshops for its residents. See these and more at

www.gwinnettcountyevents.com.

Develop Your Business Idea

April 10 

10:00am to 2:00pm

Norcross Human Services Center

5030 Georgia Belle Court, Norcross

678.902.5239 or 678.225.5400

 

AARP Tax Aide | FREE!

Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 18

9:00am - noon

Norcross Human Services Center

5030 Georgia Belle Court, Norcross

678.225.5400

 

Master Gardeners Association Plant Sale

April 22

8:00am to 2:00pm

Lilburn Library/City Hall

2817 Church Street, Lilburn

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
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