Guest: Bob Nebel is a Peachtree Corners blogger who writes about the community, travel and life on his blog, Tales From The Corners. Many of Bob’s posts discuss the future and challenges facing the city of Peachtree Corners including keeping Simpsonwood Park passive, improving existing sidewalks, adding trails and of course, the controversial bridge project. Aside from blogging, Bob is a video professional and writer whose works have appeared in several newspapers, magazines and websites. Many of Bob’s posts have been appearing on the Peachtree Corners Patch website for the past five years. In his spare time, Bob enjoys cooking, cycling and running.
The mayor of Berkeley Lake is warning residents to beware of venomous snakes, after suffering a snakebite of her own. In her latest “Mayor’s Message” to constituents, Lois Salter said she spent three days in the hospital and several weeks recovering at home after being bitten by a copperhead.
“I ran into mine about 10:00 p.m. in the middle of my driveway right at the edge of the street, and I will never walk at night again without a humongous flashlight,”Salter wrote.
Copperheads are common in all but the southernmost region of central Georgia, according to the state Department of Natural Resources. Identifiable by their “Hershey Kiss” shaped markings, they are usually found in hardwood forests and adults reach 2-3 feet in length.
ADULT COLORING FOR RELAXATION – Peachtree Corners Library
09/19/2016 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Feeling stressed out? Drop in for a relaxing coloring session while expressing your creative side. Adult coloring at the Peachtree Corners Branch is healthy, fun, and free! The library provides a wide variety of coloring sheets and colored pencils.
BOARD GAME MADNESS – Peachtree Corners Library
09/24/2016 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Need to unplug? Bring your friends and family for classic board game play at the Peachtree Corners branch on the 4th Saturday of each month. Come and enjoy games such as Checkers, Jenga, Chess, Battleship and many more!
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB – Peachtree Corners Library
09/28/2016 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Together, the ASL Club at Peachtree Corners will learn some basic ASL vocabulary and facts about Deaf culture. Each meeting will focus on a new topic, with fun activities like ASL Bingo, Pictionary, Jeopardy, and more! Please note: this is a fun, informal meetup for those interested in learning more about ASL, not a formal course.
A Citizens Project Selection Committee has been formed that will review transportation projects for 2017 SPLOST funding and recommend funding allocations and priorities to Gwinnett County officials. Voter will consider the proposed 2017 SPLOST in a ballot referendum on the Nov. 8 General Election.
Peachtree Corners residents Sherry Ferguson and Alan Kaplan were selected from among their peers to serve on the committee during an organizational meeting held at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in August. Ferguson represents Commission District 2 and Kaplan, schools. The meeting was attended by about 360 residents who divided themselves into 11 different special interest groups to select their representative and alternate.
If the Nov. 8 SPLOST referendum passes, the committee will begin prioritizing projects in each transportation category for recommendation to the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners.
The City of Peachtree Corners is adding new street lamps at two locations.
The additional lighting is going up on Medlock Bridge Road, between Spalding Drive and S.R. 141, and on Lou Ivy Road.
Georgia Power will be installing the lights and the work is expected to be complete by September 17, the city said Monday in a news release.