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Sunday, January 20 2019

Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership                           January 18, 2019
Please forward on to family, friends, business owners, and neighbors.
We're back......but with limited items for now.
As many of you know, we lost our friend, our President, and all around Lilburn champion Diana Preston to cancer in November, 2018.  Diana was responsible for creating and distributing our newsletter.   And in the last year of her battle she was determined to continue with her duties and was not ready to hand over her responsiblity for this newsletter.  We admired her courage and fight and decided to not push the issue as it was something she needed.
      
Tribute to Diana Preston
                                                    

The members of the Lilburn Community Partnership (LCP) and the Wynne-Russell House Preservation Board (WRH) were deeply sadden by the loss of former Lilburn Mayor and Community Leader, Mrs. Diana Preston.  Surrounded by family and friends Diana succumbed in November 2018 to an illness that she had been battling over several years.

Diana dedicated years of her life to the City of Lilburn.  As former council member and mayor of the City of Lilburn, Diana was instrumental in moving Lilburn forward with an intense drive, a can do attitude, and a stubbornness that was unparalled when it came to the welfare of her community and her city.  She was named as one of Gwinnett County’s most influential women during her tenure as mayor.  And there's no doubt that she was the most influential woman in the City of Lilburn.

 After politics, Diana remained involved in the Lilburn Community and did anything and everything she could to promote Lilburn.  She helped to found the Lilburn CID and led the effort to create the LCP in order to support businesses, groups, and organizations within the city and surrounding Lilburn community.  She served for over 10 years as its President.  She was a founding member of the Lilburn Lions Club and a heartfelt supporter of the Lilburn Relay Rally against cancer.  She organized events to bring people together for a good time or for a good cause.  She led the drive to open up the WRH to the community by taking steps that allowed the LCP to oversee operation of the house.  She established the WRH Preservation Board and worked endlessly to promote the house.  She was instrumental in the formation of Staged Right Theatre and the Lilburn Arts Alliance. If there was anyone you could count on to get things done….it was Diana.

For her willingness to serve, volunteer, and be a leader in this community, the Lilburn City Council honored Diana and proclaimed at the Feb. 12, 2018 council meeting, "That each Dec. 12 will be known as “Diana Preston Day” to honor the former mayor and longtime councilwoman."  A beautiful glass lily was presented to Diana to show appreciation for all that she has done for the Lilburn community.

Even for as much as she loved Lilburn, there’s no question that she loved her family so much more.  Our hearts go out to her beloved husband Larry, her children, grandchildren, and the rest of her family.  We hope that you find comfort in knowing that she touched our hearts and will always be remembered fondly.

Yes, we are sad.  Lilburn has lost its bright shining star.  We are grateful for all you have done for the Lilburn community and we will miss you.  We will do our best to carry on what you have created and nurtured over the years.

 

Rest in Peace Dear Friend.

 

Staged Right Theatre Presents.....

"Every Brilliant Thing"

Lilburn Citizens Police Academy

 A FREE 13 week course to educate citizens about the issues that face law enforcement efforts in the City of Lilburn. 

The goal of the Lilburn Citizen's Police Academy is to help local residents understand police work in their community, and to develop stronger ties between the community and the Lilburn Police Department.

Each CPA session consists of 13 consecutive, two-hour Thursday night classes. The instruction is comprehensive, and each week a separate area of the department is covered. Topics include crime prevention and community based policing, drugs, K9, traffic enforcement and accident investigations, criminal investigations, the Use of Force Model and use of force training, firearms safety and the law, as well as a tour of the Gwinnett County jail.

Who Can Apply? 
• Minimum age of 21
• Preference given to those who live or work within the city limits of Lilburn
• No prior felony arrests or crimes of moral turpitude
• No misdemeanor arrests within one year of the application
• Must commit to attending a minimum of 10 out of 13 classes
• Must possess a valid Georgia Driver’s License

Course begins Thursday, February 21, 2019.
Registration deadline is Feb. 15, 2019.  Click here for more information.

Lilburn PD Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

The Lilburn Police Department will be participating in the "Polar Plunge" on February 23. This event is a fundraiser for Special Olympics and raises awareness for the 26,640 Special Olympic Georgia athletes! 

The Lilburn Police goal is to raise $2000 through online donations.  If you would like to donate and see our senior command staff take an icy dip....CLICK HERE

The Polar Plunge 2019 will be held at Acworth Beach at Cauble Park (4425 Beach St NW, Acworth, GA 30101) on February 23, 2019. The gates open at 1100 hours and the plunge is at 1300 hours.

Please submit story ideas, comments or suggestions to info@lilburncp.com, attention Teresa Czyz.

If your organization or business would like to submit, send us your item in a Word document by January 25 for publishing around February 8.
                      

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

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

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Distributed by Lilburn Community Partnership                                July 14, 2017
It's already mid-July and you are just now getting the July newsletter. That says something about how busy summer can get!
This issue has some great news about building going on around Lilburn and some more fun events. Be sure to checkout Staged Right Theatre's family friendly festival tomorrow evening. Also, take advantage of an opportunity to help create a mural in our new Lilburn Library. 
Read on for more....
 

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.)

Today

Farmer's Market Fridays

Lilburn Farmers Market continues in its eighth season at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church. The market is located at 1400 Killian Hill Road and operates every Friday in June, July and August from 4 pm to 8 pm. 

Today check out: 

  • Booth for a Cause: Georgia English Bulldog Rescue 
  • Chef demonstration by Amy Ponzoli
  • Music by the Ukulele Society of Decatur
  • Lilburn Woman’s Club's Little Free Library

Check our website at www.lilburnfarmersmarket.org for updates. Future market highlights are listed elsewhere in this newsletter.

Take this Survey Today to Brand Gwinnett County

Gwinnett County residents:  your feedback is important to us! What does Gwinnett County mean to you? Your input will help us develop our new brand. Please click here to take a brief, 5-minute survey by Friday, July 14 to give us some insight into Gwinnett County from your point of view! 

Saturday

Staged Right Theatre Under the Stars

For a fun filled evening, don't miss Staged Right's Theatre Under the Stars festival Saturday, July 15th at 5:30pm in the Nash Pavilion at Lilburn City Park.  Come early for stage combat, set design and improv demos. Enjoy a light dinner with live music and an evening production of “Constellations.” 

Tickets are:

  • $20.00 - Adults
  • $10.00 - Children
  • $50.00 - Family (Parents and Children)
  • Contact for group rates.

Tickets can be purchased at the door, or online.

Other Happenings

News from our businesses

Recreation ATL located at 754 Beaver Ruin Rd. in Lilburn has openings in its Youth Summer Fitness Camp (Ages 4 - 14). Campers may register for the full week or partial; half days or full days. Sports include tennis, karate, soccer, basketball racquetball, and swimming. Lunch and snacks are served to full day campers. Check their website for info:  RecreationATL or contact Info@recreationatl.com or phone: 770-676-0435.

Limitless Automotive Service is a new full-service automotive shop located right here in our city of Lilburn. Our goal at Limitless Automotive is to service the community with quality work for an outstanding price. We are open seven days a week, Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 7p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5p.m in order to supply the community with a time convenient for them. Please feel free to give us a call at (470)359-6947 or stop by to the find out the Limitless possibilities here at Limitless Automotive. Located at 4418 Lilburn Industrial Way, Bld B, Lilburn, GA 30047. We are currently open for business, but we will be having our Grand Opening event Saturday, July 15th at 5:00p.m. for everyone to come and enjoy!
We are so happy to be here and look forward to servicing the community!

Ruppert Landscape had a very successful Second Annual Ruppert Run 5K on June 24th.  First place overall men's finisher was Andrew Martin with a time of an even 19 minutes. The overall female winner was Morgan Alvarez with a time of 23 minutes and 32 seconds.  Pictured is Martin who is also a Lilburn resident. Also pictured is

"Team Ruppert" who came out to volunteer or participate in the race. 

This year’s race benefitted the Lilburn Police Explorers, the Lilburn Terrace Community, the Lilburn Community Partnership and Wynne Russell Historic House. Steve Faber, Branch Manager and Ruppert team member Kurt Myers came out this past Wednesday to present a check to Randy Burdette, Chair of the Historic Preservation Committee. (See picture) Also present were members of the committee. Funds will go toward paying for the new cedar shake roof on the Wynne-Russell House.

A big thank you to Ruppert Landscape for giving back to our community organizations.

Lilburn Business Association wants to remind members and visitors that there are no meetings in July. Next event will be Business Builder's Breakfast at IHOP, 4018 Lawrenceville Hwy. Lilburn.


City Announcements

Building projects in Lilburn

There is a lot happening in the City of Lilburn! Here is a list of upcoming or ongoing construction projects:  

  • Old Town parking will be expanded this summer. The city parking lot between 1910 Public House and Music on Main Street will be redesigned to include more parking spaces. The project will increase the number of lined spaces from 11 to 28. The lot will be closed during construction. 
  • West Johns, Bradley Woods, and Old Manor Roads will be resurfaced in the coming months, following City Council approval of a contractor on July 10. 
  • The Enclave: The first five townhomes out of 25 total are nearing completion on Arcado Road. 
  • East Highlands Subdivision: Six model homes are under construction. The streets are completed, and the final plat has been submitted. The subdivision will have a total of 148 lots on 46 acres off N. River Drive. 
  • First Avenue homes: A model home permit has been issued for a 9-lot pocket neighborhood at the site of the former City Hall Annex. 
  • Earth Craft house: Tom Mills, who produces and hosts a green-lifestyle video series, is building an energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly “smart home” on First Ave. Find videos documenting the construction progress on YouTube @GreenShortz GreenHouse.
  • Plaza Las Americas:  A grand opening is scheduled for July for this 140,000-square-foot indoor mall, including a number of businesses and food court. 
  • Branded Barrel: This package store on Pleasant Hill Road is set to open in July.
  • Take 5 Oil Change: Construction is wrapping up on an oil change service at 4290 Lawrenceville Hwy. 
  • Lilburn Middle School: Parking lot and building renovation plans are in progress for the school. 

Events 

  • White Elephant Sale  August 26, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Greenway Parking Lot. This community garage sale is a great opportunity to repurpose unwanted items and find new treasures.  Register early for a space.  More Details

Volunteers Needed for Library Project

Notice the very blank, white wall in the background of the picture above? There is a local community project underway which presents a wonderful opportunity for you to make that wall come to life over the next few weeks. 

The Lilburn Woman's Club recently donated $10,000 to the Gwinnett Library Foundation as a community improvement project and some of that money will be used to fund a beautiful mural for the 60 foot blank wall that is currently in the children's area of our new Lilburn Branch of the Gwinnett County Library system.  
 

Good Day Studio owners Mark and Christy Watkins are serving as project managers for this project and have established an online schedule for preparing and painting of the panels for the new mural to be installed this summer, before the school year kicks off. 
 

During the first few days of the project, people with very light sanding and woodworking skills would be a big help.  Most of the painting days are between July 20 and July 28 with a variety of shifts available for mornings, early afternoons or later afternoons. Family members and friends ages 14+ are also welcome to help. Please click on the Signup Genius link below to volunteer based on your availability.  Hope to see you there! 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080945aaa828a4f85-lilburn

July Lilburn Branch Library Programs      

  • Graphic Novel/Anime Club for Teens: Mondays July 17, 24 and 31 4p.m.
  • Xbox Tournament: July 19: (FIFA 17)  July 26 (Star Wars Battlefront) All programs 4-6p.m. 
  • Keep Calm and Color Leisure for Adults Fridays July 21, 28, 12-5p.m.
  • Chess Club Ages 8-12 Tuesday, July 25 4-5p.m.
  • Tech Tutors at Lilburn Branch:  Get Help with scanning, printing and other things Saturday July 15, 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
  • Flame Challenge Science Program: World Science Program Sunday July 16, 1:30-2:30
  • It’s a Puppet Show! Ages  3+ Mon. July 17  11:00a.m.
  • Lilburn Seniors Blazin’ the Trail 10:30a.m. Gardening Topics Tues. July 18       
  • Sweet Science of Ice Cream Teen Program Tuesday July 18 3-4p.m.
  • Family Story Time and Craft Saturday July 22 10:30a.m.-11:30a.m.
  • Colored Sand Sculptures, Teen Program Tuesday July 25 3p.m.
  • Legos, Ages 5-10 Wednesday July 26 2-3p.m.
  • Magic Show with Ken Scott, ages 4 and up Monday July 31 3:00p.m.

Library Reading Programs

Readers of all ages can sign up for the Gwinnett County Public Library Summer Reading Program. This year's theme is "Build a Better World."


Dragon Drawing Workshop,

Sat. July 29, 9 am until noon

At the Wynne Russell House 4684 Wynne Russell Dr NW; Lilburn, GA 30047  

Learn to draw dragons at this fun and informative workshop! Your instructor, Andy Triemer, will show you the basics of dragon anatomy, and share tips on how to make your dragon drawing come alive. This workshop is intended for all ages and all levels of skill. Members, member's children (and grandchildren) and the general public are encouraged to attend if they have an interest in fantasy art and learning the basics of how to draw dragons.

Cost is $25 for LAA members and $35 for non-members. Space is limited. Students should bring sketch pad, pencils, pens, salk or any drawing medium they choose, eraser, drawing board to support drawing pad if desired. 

Email Andy triemer at ahtriemer@comcast.net to register.

Andy Triemer, has been drawing dragons and mythical creatures for most of his life. In his spare time, Andy serves as the president of the Lilburn Arts Alliance


 


SafetySmart Wants You...to come to NNO.
National Night Out Against Crime, commonly referred to as National Night Out or just NNO, started in 1984 by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). Its genesis came from this question:
"What if there was one night a year when neighbors across the country came outside, locked their doors, and turned on their porch lights in an effort to let criminals know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back?"

Today, NNO takes on many forms - from large community-wide festivals to block parties and cookouts in more than 18,000 communities and 39-million neighbors throughout the U.S. and Canada.

​Lilburn's first Night Out was held in 2010 and ever since has been organized by SafetySmart Lilburn. The event has grown in scope and participation each year since. NNO 2017 will be an event to remember and you are invited to be part of it, whether as a sponsor, exhibitor, volunteer or attendee. Please go to the website by following this LINK.

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.


From Gwinnett County

Expanded Hours for Tag Offices

Effective July 1, all Gwinnett tag offices will follow a five-day, 8:00am to 5:00pm schedule. Currently, offices are open four days a week from 8:00am to 6:00pm, although the days vary.

There will also be a change in the location offering Saturday services. Beginning July 1, the Lawrenceville tag office will be open on Saturdays, and the North Gwinnett tag branch in Buford will be closed on Saturdays.

With the new schedule, the Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Snellville, and North Gwinnett branches will be open from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. The Lawrenceville branch will be open from 8:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information about the new schedule, directions to the tag offices, and holiday schedules, visit www.GwinnettTaxCommissioner.com

FELINE QUARANTINE AT GWINNETT ANIMAL SHELTER TO BE LIFTED;

CAT ADOPTIONS RESUME JULY 17

 

(Lawrenceville, Ga., July 14, 2017) – The Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement Center is lifting a freeze on cat adoptions beginning Monday, July 17. And even better, the Catapalooza adoption special is still in effect through the end of July.

The Animal Welfare staff imposed a quarantine on felines at the animal shelter on July 1 after a kitten died of suspected feline distemper (feline panleukopenia). A necropsy by the University of Georgia confirmed the disease. Symptoms of feline distemper are typically manifested within a two-week period. The quarantine is being lifted after no new cases appeared among the cats at the shelter.

The state Department of Agriculture inspected the shelter and reviewed County Animal Welfare and Enforcement Division procedures and endorsed the County’s course of action.

Animal Welfare is reaching out to rescue groups to take as many cats as possible because all of the feline pods will undergo deep cleaning July 16 to 18.

The Animal Shelter intake office will again be accepting cats on Wednesday, July 19.

The annual Catapalooza adoption event allows folks to adopt cats for only $10 through July 31. Adoption fees include the first round of vaccines, microchip and spay/neuter.

Dog adoption fees are also reduced to just $30.

For more information, visit www.gwinnettanimalwelfare.com or call 770-339-3200. Visit the shelter at 884 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville.

Family Fun Day at the Farm - FREE!

July 15 at 10:00am. Celebrate National Hot Dog Day with food trucks, vendors, hay rides, games, and more. Call 678.277.0900 for more information. McDaniel Farm Park, 3521 McDaniel Road, Duluth. 

Courthouse Craft Nights

July 18 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Need a fun girl's night out? Grab dinner on the Lawrenceville square and then head on over to Gwinnett Historic Courthouse to turn create a garden lantern in a fun, Pinterest-worthy night of crafting. Cost: $15 per person; supplies included. Pre-register online by July 13 with code GHC36102, Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 West Crogan Street, Lawrenceville.

Get Your Play On! Kids' Night Out

July 21 at 6:00pm. Kids, come play all your favorite games and chow down on some pizza. Parents, now you can enjoy your night out while the kids are playing with us. Ages 7 to 13. Cost: $12 per child. Pre-register online with code MPA31401 or call 678.277.0179. Mountain Park Activity Center, 5050 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lilburn.

Vines Garden Railroad, Sat. July 22

The Vines Garden Railroad will operate this Saturday, July 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Garden Railroad will be open to visitors monthly the second and fourth Saturdays through September 9.

Volunteer engineers will be holding information sessions on trains and the model train hobby as well as demonstrating the outdoor garden railroad at the largest garden railroad in the Southeast on display at Vines Park. The Vines Garden Railroad features a “G” scale model railroad featuring over 1,000 feet of track, 25-foot suspension bridge, tunnels and viaduct, airport, towns and villages.

Vines Park is located at 3500 Oak Grove Road in Loganville. For more information on the event, visit www.gwinnettparks.com or call 770-822-5414. For additional information on the Vines Garden Railroad, visit www.vinesgardenrailroad.com or for more details on specific amenities and hours of operation, visit www.gwinnettparks.com. 

Wild Rumpus Pool Party

July 22 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Bring your little Wild Things and join Max and friends for a Wild Rumpus Pool Party, complete with the Gwinnett County Public Library's reading of "Where The Wild Things Are," mystical fishing, a treasure hunt, and wild treats. Cost: $8 per person. Kids ages 2 and under are free! Pre-register online by July 14 with code LEP35102 or call 770.982.5309. Lenora Park Pool, 4315 Lenora Church Road, Snellville.

Ahoy! It's Pirate Night

July 25 at 6:00pm. Have a swash-buckling good time searching for treasure on the high seas of the leisure pool. Go on an adventure to find the buried treasure, create a one-of-a-kind eye patch, and then relax with some snacks. All pool rules and admission fees apply. Twilight rates do not apply. Cost: $6 per person at the door. Call 678.277.0870 for more information. Mountain Park Aquatic Center, 1063 Rockbridge Road, Stone Mountain.

Back to School Family Night

July 28 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Get your math and reading juices flowing with education-centered games designed for fun in the water. All pool rules and admission fees apply. Twilight rates do not apply. Call 678.407.8801 for more information. West Gwinnett Park Aquatic Center, 4488 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Berkeley Lake.
 

Beat the Heat Indoor Yard Sale - FREE!

August 5 from 9:00am to 2:00pm. Clear the clutter and make some cool cash at this indoor yard sale. Admission is free, but the cost to rent a space is $21. Vendors will receive a 6-foot-long table and two chairs. Gwinnett County reserves the right to disallow items deemed inappropriate. No food items are allowed for sale. Pre-register by August 3 online with code BEP32914 or call 678.277.0179. Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville.

Lilburn Farmer's Market Friday Highlights

July 21: Booth for a Cause- Gwinnett Extension Service, Life South Blood Drive, Chef demonstraion by Lisa Lowe, Music by Jonathan Steltzel, LWC hosts Little Free Library.

July 28: Booth for a Cause: Georgia Gwinnett College athletics, Chef demonstration by Lisa Lowe, Music by Thomas, Cody and Ryan, LWCmhosts Little Free Library

August 4: Music by Crying Room Players,nLilburn Woman’s Club LIttle Free Library, North Georgia Two Cylinder Club Free Tractor Rides, Face Painting 

August 11: Booth for a Cause: Gwinnett Extension Service, Booth for a Cause: Mercy Seed Community Food Pantry, Chef Demonstration by Angelina Leong, LifeSouth Blood Drive, Music by Ukulele Society of Decatur, LWC Little Free Library, North Georgia Two Cylinder Club Free Tractor Rides, Face Painting


August 18: Dog Days of Summer: bring your dog to the          market, Booth for a Cause: AARF, Music by                    Jonathan Steltzer, Lilburn Womans' Club LIttle                Free Library, North Georgia Two Cylinder Club                Free Tractor Rides, Face Painting


August 25: Final Market of the Season, Music by                     Jonathan Steltzer, Lilburn Woman’s Club Little Free         Library, North Georgia Two Cylinder Club Free               Tractor Rides, Face Painting

Lilburn Farmers' Market Committee
"A Tasty Way to Start Your Weekend!"

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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 July 25 for publishing around August 8.
Contents
Farmer's Market
Farmers Market Fridays
County Survey
Theatre Festival
Recreation ATL
Limitless Auto Service
Ruppert Landscape
Lilburn Business Assoc.
Lilburn Building Projects
City Events
Library Volunteer Need
July Library Programs
Library Reading Program
Drawing Dragons
National Night Out
Expanded Tag Hours
Cat Adoptions Back
Family Day at the Farm
Courthouse Crafts
Kids Night Out
Vines Railroad
Wild Rumpus Pool
Pirate Night at the Pool
Back to School Night
Indoor Yard Sale
Supporters

Mail & Package Center

Music Go Round

Legacy Station

Eddie's Automotive Service

City of Lilburn

SafetySmart Lilburn

Lilburn Woman's Club

Sign Creations

1910 Public House

Taqueria Los Hermanos

The Barn Smokehouse

Taste of Paradise Cafe

Izzy's New York Pizza


Food Truck Tuesdays 6 pm-9pm, Aug. 8, Sept. 12 & Oct. 10

Sprinkler Wednesdays in Lilburn Park, 10:am until noon

July 19, 26 & August 2

                      

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

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

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