(Submitted by Margot Ashley, President)
SafetySmart Lilburn would like to commend the Lilburn Police Department for its role in the recent major drug bust involving units from the Drug Task Force. Click HERE for more.
News from Our Schools
Parkview High School
Parkview Football and Baseball have teamed up in a fundraiser and are selling firewood. Information on how to buy the firewood is below:
- Per Stick: .80 cents A Bundle is 10 sticks
- Per Bundle (1 to 12 bundles) are $8.00 each
- Per bundle (13 or more bundles) are $6.50 each
- Small Pallet (one truck load): $125 each
- Large Pallet: $225
All the prices above are U-load / U-haul prices
Delivery charges within the Parkview District:
- $50 per truck load (NOT stacked)
- $100 per truck load delivered and stacked
For Delivery charges outside of Parkview and any other questions, email either:
Pick up days/time are every Saturday in Feb.,
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM at the field house by the stadium.
Note: If unable to pick up on a Saturday
send an email to Mr. Godfree or Mr. Brown to set up a time for pickup
On Thursday, Jan. 14th, the Parkview Academic Decathlon team won in competition with several other district teams in the county. The winning team members were Angad Joshi, Jack Wang, Jordon White, Lauren Silvers, Shu Jin Zhao, Jared Welser, Jordan Billie, Asher Aloni and Lance Ballentine.
The district win is the first step toward their dream of representing Georgia at the USAD National competition that will be help in Anchorage, Alaska during the last week of April. The Parkview team now moves on to state competition in February that will be held at Berkmar High School.
News from Gwinnett County
Norcross Human Services Center Offerings
Check out some of these offerings from the Norcross Human Services Center located at 5030 Georgia Belle Court, Norcross (Actually off of Indian Trail near Greater Atlanta Christian School - more Lilburn area than Norcross.)
AARP Smart Driver Course
Thursdays, February 24, April 28, June 30, August 25 from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Any age with a valid Driver's License. After completion of the course, you may be eligible for a 10 percent discount on your auto insurance depending on your driving record. Cost: $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-AARP members. To register, please call 470.201.8519 and leave a message for the class you wish to register for as well as your phone number so your request can be confirmed.
AARP Tax Aid - FREE!
Tuesdays and Thursdays: February 2 through April 14 from 9:00am to noon. First come, first serve basis. Trained and certified volunteers will prepare your federal and state income tax return. Please bring a copy of all previous year forms indicating federal income tax paid, including W-2 forms from each employer, and all 1099 and 1095 forms. If you were paid Social Security benefits, bring your SSA-1099. If you received a pension or annuity, bring your 1099R. If applicable, unemployment compensation statements, child care provider information (name, employer ID, and SSN), mortgage interest paid, charitable contributions, and Social Security numbers for all dependents. AARP Tax Aid is administered by the AARP Foundation.
Rapid HIV Testing - FREE!
Thursdays: January 28, February 25, March 24, April 28, May 26, June 23, July 28, August 25, September 22, or October 27 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. No needles. No appointment needed. Just a quick mouth swab and results in 20 minutes. Sponsored by AID Gwinnett. For more information, call 678.990.6430 or visit RCClinc.org.
MS Office 2010 Training - FREE!
7 Saturdays: February 13, 27, March 12, 26, April 9, 23, and May 14 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. This 7 class training will cover Microsoft Office basics, formatting, tables, proofing, and more. Training provided by Lift Up Atlanta Inc. To register, visit www.liftupatlanta.org or call 678.322.7079.
Math Tutoring - FREE!
Saturdays: February 13, 27, March 12, 26, April 9, 23, May 14, 28, August 13, 27, September 10, 24, October 8, 22, November 12, and December 10 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm for elementary to high school students. Tutoring is provided by students of GUIDE. Presented by One 2 One Educational Support, Inc. Students should bring paper, homework, classwork, and textbooks to each session. Call the center to register.
Conversational English - FREE!
Saturdays February 13, 27, March 12, 26, April 9, 23, May 14, 28, June 11, 25 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm. This ongoing class will help you learn the basics of conversational English and practice what you have learned in an informal setting. No pre-registration required. Register in class with the teacher. All ages welcome!
Other Gwinnett County Offerings
Gwinnett 101 gives residents an up-close look at county government
Have you ever wondered why a fire truck responds to your medical emergency? Or 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 County Government is accepting applications for the spring 2016 class of Gwinnett 101. It's a free program designed to develop and nurture informed and engaged residents, students, and business owners in Gwinnett. Class members will get a first-hand glimpse of how the County works and 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 April 12 and ending with graduation and recognition by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on June 28.
You must be at least 18 years old and be a resident and/or business owner in Gwinnett or attend a Gwinnett college or university to apply. You must also have an interest in learning about county government and be able to attend all sessions. Class size is limited to 30 participants who will be chosen by a selection committee.
Applications are available online at www.gwinnett101.com and must be received by Tuesday, March 1 in order to participate in the spring 2016 session.
For more information, visit www.gwinnett101.com or contact Nicole Love Hendrickson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make Your Voice Count - Voting Opportunities
The Election season is underway, so make sure your voter registration is up to date. Please take note of the upcoming elections:
Presidential Preference Primary: March 1
General Primary/Nonpartisan Election: May 24
General Primary/Nonpartisan Election Runoff: July 26
General Election: November 8
State General Election Runoff: December 6
Federal General Election Runoff: January 10, 2017
To register to vote in Georgia, you must be a citizen of the United States, a legal resident of Georgia and of the county in which you wish to vote, and at least 18 years old by Election Day.
You may not register to vote if you are currently serving any sentence imposed by the conviction of a felony or have been judicially determined to be mentally incompetent. Visit www.gwinnettelections.com to download and complete a voter registration application.
You can now register to vote online if you have a Georgia issued personal identification card or driver's license. To register, visit the Georgia Secretary of State's website at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.
If you need to locate your polling place, visit the Secretary of State's My Voter Page at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov. You can also get a list of candidates and their websites, view sample ballots, and get updates on your voter registration and absentee ballot requests.
Advance and absentee voting is available, so be sure to visit www.gwinnettelections.com for dates and locations
Free Workshop: Fix a Leak
March 15, 2016 7 pm - 8:30 pm. Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center.
HIgh water bills are often caused by leaks inside or outside the home. Learn how to perform a test that will tell you if your home has a leak. We'll explain how to track down a leak and demonstrate simple repairs you can do yourself. A licensed plubmber will be on hand to answer your questions and all attendees will receive a free low-flow home retrofit kit. Pre-register by emailing your name, address and phone number to email@example.com or by calling 678.376.7126.
The Gwinnett County Extension is offering varieties of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, figs, apples, pomegranate, native azaleas, and other landscape plants as part of their annual plant sale. Orders will be taken now through March 8 with pick up on March 17, 2016. Visit www.gwinnettextension.com or call 678.377.4010 to request an order form.
Recreation and Parks Spring offerings
Leisure is for Everyone! Gwinnett L.I.F.E. is your complete program guide to exciting classes and recreational activities. If you prefer a hard copy of Gwinnett L.I.F.E. you can pick one up at any of the Walk-in Registration locations or at the following: All Gwinnett County libraries, Gwinnett Animal Control, Department of Motor Services, Gwinnett Conventions and Visitor's Bureau, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Gwinnett Justice and Administration Building, or Elections offices.
Check out this LINK to park and community center classes and spring break camps.
It may be cold outside right now but summer is right around the corner! Be sure and join the EHC for Summer Camp 2016. There are multiple camps offered at both the McDaniel Farm for ages 2 to 13!
Beat the rush and register early by becoming an EHC Member. Summer camp registration opens for EHC Members on Feb. 1, 2016. For the general public registration opens on Feb. 15, 2016.