A blog about Lawrenceville GA

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Polish Pierogi Festival in Lawrenceville

WHAT: Polish Pierogi Festival

WHEN: Saturday, August 27th, 2011 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WHERE: Parish Hall, St. Marguerite d’Youville Church, 85 Gloster Rd.
Lawrenceville, GA 30044

COST: Free admission, but food tickets are $1 each.

Free parking and mini-bus shuttle. Air-conditioned Parish Hall. Free Playground – combo for children all day. Free entertainment.

For information call: 770-448-5222 or email egurtle@emory.edu, call 770-935-1958 or email: polskiapostolat@gmail.com

All proceeds from Pierogi will support Polish Apostolate.

You can see photos from last years' event at the Facebook page.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Lawrenceville GA in the news

Fire Department kept busy during thunderstorms
LAWRENCEVILLE — A teenage girl injured after lightning struck just outside her doorway was one of nearly a dozen significant lightning-related incidents in Gwinnett County Tuesday night. With severe thunderstorms rolling through the area between 7:30 ...

Yerkes Center inspection finds no violations
LAWRENCEVILLE — A recent inspection of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center's Lawrenceville field office resulted in no formal violations, but animal rights activists say information revealed in documents related to that inspection raised even ...

Police ID bodies found Friday in Lawrenceville
LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett police on Wednesday identified a man and woman found dead beside a truck near a dirt road last week, but exactly how they died is still unclear, officials said. Police identified the pair as Lawrenceville residents Perry James ...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Lawrenceville Ga in the news

New sewage plant will replace six older ones
Duluth Weekly
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., (June 17, 2011) – A new, $277 million wastewater treatment plant starting up operations this week will allow Gwinnett water officials to shut down six older, smaller plants that are much less efficient. One of the old plants is on ...

 College to host bioscience training
LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett Technical College will host a weeklong workshop on genomics in bioscience for college and higher-level high school teachers, equipping these educators with the latest knowledge and techniques in the field. ...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Gwinnett Chamber official accused of sabotaging property sales agreement

Farm says exec foiled land sale
LAWRENCEVILLE — Settles Bridge Farm in Suwanee has accused a top official at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce of sabotaging a sales agreement to prevent a private Catholic school from building on the property, according to a lawsuit filed earlier this ...

Plans to rebuild a road leading to Rhodes Jordan Park

City of Lawrenceville, county partner to rebuild park road
LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett County and the city of Lawrenceville have partnered together to rebuild a road that will lead into a renovated Rhodes Jordan Park. The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved an intergovernmental agreement earlier this ...

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Pool Filter Upgrade To Save Water & Energy

New pool filter to save water, energy
LAWRENCEVILLE — A planned pool filter upgrade at the Collins Hill Aquatic Center will save water and energy at the county facility. The installation of a new regenerative-media pool filter system will use 90 percent less backwash water and could save ...

Space Shuttle Astronaut Boe Visits Briscoe Field

Visitor from space: Shuttle astronaut speaks to crowd at Briscoe
LAWRENCEVILLE — Col. Eric Boe still enjoys a peanut butter and jelly sandwich the way he ate it in space — on a tortilla. He misses a fresh salad when he's in space, but is otherwise living a career dream that even he didn't see when he watched the ...

Aurora Theatre Ghost Tours

Aurora spooks with ghost tours
LAWRENCEVILLE —The Aurora Theatre is organizing spooky ghost tours of the downtown square every Friday and Saturday through September and every night in October. This is the seventh straight year that the theater has hosted the tours. ...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lawrenceville's Oak Street Buildings to be Demolished

The buildings are considered a health hazard, which is unfortunate, because they are also a piece of Lawrenceville history. My advice? Take lots of photos. 

Gwinnett will demolish Oak Street buildings
Duluth Weekly
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., (April 26, 2011) – Before Gwinnett County moved its headquarters to the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center back in 1988, County administration was based at a complex of three buildings at 240 Oak Street in downtown Lawrenceville. Two of them were built in 1948 to house Lawrenceville High School at a time when the population of the whole county was 31,000 and growing at just one percent a year. On Tuesday, the Board of Commissioners agreed to tear down the buildings and prepare the property for sale.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Archer High School Girls' Softball Team Needs Your Support

"I am writing in hopes you can help get the word out to help this local community cause. Girls sports deserve some respect - we have some really good athletes who are trying to get college scholarships to play softball after graduation. We need facilities where they can play, and Archer is the only high school in Gwinnett in this situation - no dugouts, no concession stand.

The girl's softball team at Archer High School, in only their 2nd season of existence went all the way to the sweet 16 before losing to the state champions. Right now, we are fighting a bigger battle than they every faced on the field. They have no dugouts. The booster club is trying to raise $33,000 to get the dugouts built by this fall, or we won't have any home games.

We are selling raffle tickets for $10 - with 3 prizes: the grand prize is an Apple iPad, 2nd prize is $125 in restaurant giftcards, and third prize is $100 QT gas card. We are also hosting a golf tournament on April 14th, we need participants and sponsors.

We could really use all the community support we could get for this new school, and being a girl's sport, we get less publicity than the boys do, and a lot less financial support from the community by way of ticket sales and all. We still need to buy dirt for the field right now, and our dreams of a concession stand (we have a spot of dirt with a couple of pipes where we will eventually have running water and bathrooms to replace the awning and porta-potties) are a few years away." ~ Julie Wyngaert

Archer Softball will host a Golf Tournament on April 14th. For more information on how you can support this local cause, sponsor a hole or play in the tournament, contact Heather Albritton at 404-304-7979 or halbritton@bellsouth.net.