This Week in Peachtree Corners: Arts Council Survey, Student Scholarships

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Arts Council Survey

 

County offices closed for Presidents Day holiday

All Gwinnett County government offices, with the exception of those operations required for the comfort and safety of residents, will be closed Monday, February 20, for the Presidents Day holiday. County offices will resume normal business hours Tuesday, February 21. A Magistrate Court judge will be available at the Gwinnett County Detention Center during the holiday. Presidents Day is not a trash and recycling holiday for solid waste providers in unincorporated Gwinnett County.

 

Extension Service Plant Sale order deadline: March 7 
What could be better than fresh blueberries? Fresh blueberries the size of quarters!

The UGA Extension Gwinnett office is offering Titan blueberries this year, which can grow to the size of a quarter. Other plants include blackberries, raspberries, figs, apples, pomegranate, and goji berries. Goji berries come from Asia and are related to tomatoes and produce bright, orange-red berries usually cooked before eating. Pecan trees will also be offered this year, along with native azaleas and other landscape plants for beautifying your home.

Orders will be taken through March 7 by visiting www.gwinnettextension.com or by calling 678.377.4010 to request an order form.

Pickup day is March 16 between 9:00am and 6:00pm at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2406 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. An assortment of landscape plants not on the order sheet will also be available, so bring extra cash or your checkbook. To learn more, visit the  UGA Extension Gwinnett’s webpage.


Save the Date: UPCCA COPS Meeting 

UPCCA will be holding our Annual COPS Meeting on March 27, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Christ the King Lutheran Church. Mike Mason, Mayor of Peachtree Corners, Butch Ayers, Gwinnett County Police Chief, Danny Porter, District Attorney for Gwinnett County, Major Everett Spellman, Gwinnett County Police West Precinct Commander and Officer Trent Greene will be in attendance.  Look for more details as the date draws closer.

The 2017 UPCCA Community Service Scholarship Award Application is Now Online…

The United Peachtree Corners Civic Association (UPCCA) is once again proud to offer a Community Service Scholarship for High School Seniors who reside in Peachtree Corners. Two $1,000 Scholarships will be awarded to students who have made the commitment to volunteer outside of school hours during their high school years.

If you know a high school senior who meets the qualifications, have them:

  • Write an 300 word essay on his/her community service work that had the greatest influence on them and why. This should be on a separate sheet or email.
  • Include a Community Service listing of all activities he/she participated in while in high school.

The deadline is April 1, 2017. Email the above documents and direct any questions to scholarships@upcca.org.

The winners will be chosen strictly on their participation in community service. Thank you for helping the UPCCA reach out to the appropriate students.

The City of Peachtree Corners Arts Council Survey

The City of Peachtree Corners is in the process of forming an Arts Council which will be used in a variety of ways to further help create the city’s identity and economic development. But, more than that it will be used to connect those interested in the arts including acting, architecture, fine art, dancing and choreography, entertainment, music, singing, photography, writing, etc. in Peachtree Corners.

To help gather information from our community, the city has created a survey to complete. The City of Peachtree Corners and UPCCA invite you to participate in this survey to share your thoughts and ideas. You can take the survey here.

An article appeared in the AJC in October 2016:

“The Peachtree Corners Arts Council received five proposals to the city’s request for a consultant’s help in preparing an Arts and Culture Master Plan. The Arts Council short-listed and interviewed three firms: Lord Cultural Resources, Designing Local, and The Sizemore Group, an Atlanta firm. All three groups impressed city officials and convincingly demonstrated their experience and skill.

After careful consideration, the Arts Council recommended and the City Council approved awarding the project to The Sizemore Group. This consultant is also the low bidder at $58,500.”

 

 

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