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Five Things You Need To Know July 14

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Good morning, Lilburn. It's Thursday, July 14. Here's what we have on a need-to-know basis.

1. Harry Business: Chances are you’re excited about the release of the final Harry Potter film, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.” That’s either because you’re interested in seeing Harry’s story gloriously displayed on the big screen (in 3D, too), or you just want to see it all come to an end — finally. No matter. Expect to see reports of theater-goers dressed as wizards and witches attending midnight showings tonight at area movie houses (who’s going as Snape?). Here’s an interesting read from our Norcross Patch editor Laura Sullivan, who recounts her experience visiting the set of the movies. Makes her kind of famous, actually.

2. How Do You Spell Relief? R A I N. Yep, we could actually get some this afternoon. The National Weather Service says there’s a 50-percent chance of rain after 2 p.m. today. That’s after it hits 93 degrees. It would be a great P.R. move for the weather service if this prediction actually comes true.

3. How Don’t You Spell Relief? G A S  P R I C E S. Our summer of love with falling gas prices is turning into indigestion. Lowest price in Greater Lilburn as of midnight, according to GeorgiaGasPrices.com, was $3.56 at the Phillips 66 at 5049 Lawrenceville Highway and the Gulf station at 127 Arcado Road. If you're counting, .

4. Volunteer for Safety: Organizers for the National Night Out on Aug. 2 in Lilburn are looking for safety-minded volunteers. The annual event promotes community involvement in stopping crime through neighborhood and public safety involvement. A meeting is planned tonight at 7 p.m. at the City Park pavilion to put the finishing touches on the event.

5. Happy Bastille Day! It’s the Fourteenth of July in France today, what many refer to as French Independence Day. The day commemorates the Storming of the Bastille of July 14, 1789, during the French Revolution, which ultimately ousted the monarchy. Fireworks shows, parades and national pride will sweep across the country from the English Channel to the Alps. You see, the French aren’t that different from Americans, after all. “Bastille Day” is also a rocking Rush song from the Canadian band’s third album, "Caress of Steel" (1975). We just thought you might want to know that.

Barbara Barth July 14, 2011 at 03:18 PM
I love to read this post every morning with my coffee! Thanks Scott for such a fun column.


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