This Week in Peachtree Corners 4-6-17

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Town Center Peachtree Corners

 

PEACHTREE CORNERS CIRCLE LANE CLOSURE

There will be intermittent lane closures on Peachtree Corners Circle between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday for 4-6 weeks starting Mar. 24.

 

Planning Commission Meeting on 4-11-17

PH2017-003. Town Center Building Elevations. Request to approve building elevations for retail and restaurant buildings located at the Town Center in the 5400 Block of Peachtree Parkway, Dist. 6, Land Lot 301 , Peachtree Corners, GA 4.

PH2017-004. Chuy’s at Town Center Building Elevations. Request to approve building elevations for restaurant building located at the Town Center in the 5400 Block of Peachtree Parkway, Dist. 6, Land Lot 301 , Peachtree Corners, GA

Elevations — The Packet with Elevations can be found here.

The intent of the Town Center regulations is to ensure that the buildings for this project are similar in appearance to The Forum. Therefore, the Town Center regulations address the elements that make The Forum distinctive such as varied roof heights, masonry materials, landscaping and a European inspired architectural style.

 

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Light Up the Corners

Interested in sponsoring this exciting community event?  Sponsor packets available at  www.lightupthecorners.com or by contacting

Amy Massey @ amassey@runthecorners.com more information www.lightupthecorners.com

 

Enjoy A Burger and Meet Prototype Prime

Join Prototype Prime on April 12th for an afternoon of lunch and fun! The Atlanta Burger Truck will be serving up some delicious burgers!
Wednesday, April 12th from 11:30am to 2:00pm
The truck will be located outside Prototype Prime between buildings 145 and 147 on Technology Parkway in Peachtree Corners.
Parking is limited, carpooling or walking is suggested!
The food truck accepts cash and credit cards.
The first 200 people to arrive will receive a free Prototype Prime T-shirt and more!
Coming to the party? Be sure to RSVP below!

 

Great American Cleanup

April 22, 2017

9:30-11:00 AM

 UPCCA is once again teaming up with community members and our city officials to clean up the streets around our beautiful city. When we as a community have a common cause, it creates a powerful way to meet new neighbors and build a greater sense of community. The event is part of The Great American Cleanup, sponsored by Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful. The Great American Cleanup represents the nation’s largest annual community improvement program.

 

The UPCCA Legislative Update 

April 24, 2017

Learn the top issues for Georgia’s General Assembly, Gwinnett County and the City of Peachtree Corners in the Legislative Update.
We are proud to have the following elected officials to share information and answer your questions:

  • Senator Fran Millar – Georgia State Senate District 40
  • Rep. Scott Hilton – Georgia House District 95
  • Commissioner Lynette Howard – County Commissioner District 2
  • Dr. Mary Kay Murphy – Gwinnett County School Board Representative
  • Mayor Mike Mason – Peachtree Corners Mayor

There will be time for written questions from the audience with Peachtree Corners resident, Jim Blum serving as moderator.
The meeting will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 5575 Peachtree Pkwy, Peachtree Corners, Ga 30092 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
For more information, please visit our website at www.upcca.org.

 

7th Annual Peachtree Corners Festival

Get ready for the Seventh Annual Peachtree Corners Festival the second weekend in June! The event kicks off on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 7 pm with a free concert featuring Departure – A Journey Tribute Band with opening act The Excellerators. Several food trucks and The Peachtree Growler will be onsite. Lawn chairs are permitted.

The fun continues with the festival itself on Saturday June 10, 2017 from 10 am to 6 pm and on Sunday, June 11, 2017 from noon to 5 pm. This year there will be even more fun! Lots of arts and crafts vendors, plenty of yummy food, delightful musical entertainment, awesome children’s activities, and a stunning car show. For more information please check out our new website at www.peachtreecornersfestival.org.

Come celebrate summer the Peachtree Corners Festival way! Located on tree-lined The Corners Parkway and Woodhill Drive, the festival offers free admission and on-site free parking, accessed from Crooked Creek Road between Holcomb Bridge Road and Jay Bird Alley. No shuttle buses needed!

The Peachtree Corners Festival was created to raise funds for the beautification of the newest city in Gwinnett County and to enhance education as well as to provide the citizens of Peachtree Corners with wholesome fun and entertainment.

 

EASTER EGG HUNTS

Christ the King’s Annual Easter Eggstravaganza and BBQ Cook-Off

Sat, Apr 15, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

5575 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners, GA

All are welcome at this FREE event! We’ll have games, crafts, pony rides, a petting zoo, and delicious samples of BBQ! Come and vote on your favorite!! Don’t forget your Easter baskets! There are age-divided hunts (toddlers-5th grade) and the kids are sure to have a blast!! This event is rain or shine!!

 

YMCA Easter Family Fun & Egg Hunt

Sat, Apr 15, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

5600 W Jones Bridge Rd, Peachtree Corners, GA

Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your baskets. Crafts, games and egg hunts (including a pool hunt!)
Open to the community – bring your fiends and neighbors!

 

2017 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Congratulations to our Norcross High School Finalists:

  • Madison Bellew
  • Sean McKendree
  • Derek Nixon
  • Jennifer Wang

Finalists were determined by students’ scores on the 2015 Preliminary SAT and a detailed scholarship application that includes information about the Semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. About 1.6 million high school juniors took the PSAT, and approximately 15,000 high school seniors qualified to be finalists.

National Merit Scholarship winners of 2017 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July.

 

Veterans Monument in Peachtree Corners – details

Originally posted on NextDoor by Susan Nickerson 

So Happy to learn the following:
Here is the ethnic & gender rundown of the statues:
• The World War II Era Marine will have some recognizable features of an American Indian – to honor the WWII Code talkers, Ira Hayes, and the 2% or so of the Native Americans who comprise the Armed Forces.
• The Sailor Standing Watch is a Black American, representing the 20% or so of Black Americans who s comprise the Armed Forces and honoring Doris “Dorie” Miller, a cook who was serving on the battleship “West Virginia” at Pearl Harbor and won the Navy Cross for his heroic actions on the fateful day. He was killed later in the war.
• The Air Force Fighter Pilot is a woman to represent the 18% or so of women who comprise the Armed Forces. We picked a woman for this statue because the air Force was the first service to allow women to be in a “direct combat” role. She will also have some Asian features to represent the 1% of Asian descendants who comprise the services. Did you know that the 442nd Infantry Regiment, which was the most decorated in WWII, with 21 Medals of Honor, 62 Distinguished Service Crosses and over 600 Silver Stars, was a Japanese American regiment?
• The Coast Guard Captain will have some Hispanic features to represent the 2% Hispanics who comprise the services.
• The Army Squad Leader and the Minuteman are Caucasian.

The pictures in the video or on the web site are photos of 12” high clay “Modellos” and may not show the features as clearly as the actual sculptures will. All of it will be done by the artist, with the final molds approved by us before the sculptures are cast.

http://www.ptcvets.net/

 

Art on the Chattahoochee COMES TO Medlock Pavilion at Pinckneyville park

Now on its 6th year, Art on Chattahoochee Art Market moves to a new location at the Medlock Pavilion at Pinckneyville Park. On Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. there will be artist demonstrations, live entertainment, and food trucks. With thousands of visitors since 2012, the event hosts some of the most diverse artists and crafters of Metro Atlanta to showcase and sell their works. The Kids Chalk Art contest is returning this year and will begin at 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Live performances will include Drake Irish Dance, Debbie Ellis Ballet, Jr. Knight Training by Medieval Times, and live music featuring A Common Ground Band, Cherry Cherry Band and solo artist Connor Byers.

While the event has featured more than 100 artists since its inception, it also has a free Budding Artist Kid’s Zone with crafts, face painting, inflatables and more. Attendees will have a chance to visit returning vendors from previous years, as well as, many new art and craft vendors to this year’s Art Market.

For more information, call Melissa Day at 678-277-0920 or visit www.gwinnettparks.com. Medlock Pavilion at Pinckneyville Park is located at 4758 South Old Peachtree Road, Norcross.

 

 

Gwinnett County remains in a Level 2 drought response

Despite the recent rainfall, Gwinnett County remains in the Level 2 Drought Response that was declared in November. Lake Lanier is a large reservoir, fed by smaller streams that have been slow to recover from the drought. As a result, Lake Lanier has been slow to refill and is currently 10 feet below full pool.

For planting, growing, managing, or maintaining groundcover, trees, or shrubs, watering with an irrigation or sprinkler system is allowed on the following schedule:

  • Even-numbered addresses (those ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8) and sites with no numbered address may only water on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10:00am and 4:00pm.
  • Odd-numbered addresses (those ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9) may only water on Thursdays and Sundays between 10:00am and 4:00pm.

Water Resources encourages residents to make water conservation a priority. Individual actions can collectively add up to big water savings. In addition, Water Resources provides leak detection and low-flow home retrofit kits to help residents conserve water. Both kits are available at the Customer Care counter located at 684 Winder Highway in Lawrenceville during normal business hours.

For more information, including conservation tips and frequently asked questions about watering restrictions, visit www.gwinnettH2O.com.

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