Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Bring your Christmas tree to one of these locations in Lawrenceville and help Gwinnett County parks and properties.
After Christmas, what to do with that old tree? Rather than just dragging the tired tree to the curb, why not give it a second life? Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful is asking you to bring your old tannenbaums to their annual "Bring One for the Chipper" tree recycling campaign. From Dec. 26, 2012 until Jan. 18, 2013, Gwinnett County residents can take their undecorated Christmas trees to one of several locations for recycling. In Lawrenceville, they are: Click here for other locations across Gwinnett County. On Jan. 26th the collected trees will be taken to Bethesda Park in Lawrenceville, where they will be shredded. Much of the mulch will then be used to help keep Gwinnett County Parks beautiful. Volunteers are needed for the shredding event…
It's Christmas today. We'd love to see some of your favorite photos.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Here's a list compiled by Patch. Don't see your favorite flick? Add it to the list of holiday selections.
What would the holidays be without the classic films, some are funny, some raunchy and others make you cry. We all have our favorites that we enjoy watching each year. Here's a list of many of the classics - and newer ones that will become classics some day. Look over the list and if you see any that needs to be added, just use the comment box at the bottom and add your favorites. Be sure to check our Peachtree Corners Patch Facebook page - and take a moment to "Like" the page and join in on the conversation.
Great recipes for breakfast at Christmas or anytime.
Christmas is tomorrow! Christmas trees are up, stockings are hung, Christmas cards are in the mail and before long we will all be making our lists of what to cook for our big Christmas dinners. If your family is anything like mine, you probably have all the tried and true recipes that help make your Christmas dinner a familiar and warm time for loved ones to gather and enjoy the holiday together. But what about Christmas morning? You know the time I am talking about - before the big dinner at Grandma's house. Everyone wakes up excited to see what Santa has left under the tree, your family is busy unwrapping presents and completely immersed in the Christmas excitement and then you hear it: "What's for breakfast?" Now I don't know about …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, will again be tracking Santa this year for children all around the world
Want to know when Santa will be in your area? Never fear! The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has you covered. For more than 50 years, they've been tracking Santa around the globe, and a team of volunteers will back at it on Christmas Eve. "Each and every day throughout the year, all of us here at NORAD work diligently to defend and protect our nations," says Gen. Charles H. Jacoby, Jr. NORAD commander. "It is an honor for us to take one day each year to expand our missions to share goodwill and holiday spirit across the globe through the NORAD Tracks Santa program. NORAD uses four high-tech systems to track Santa – radar, satellites, Santa Cams and fighter jets. However, only Santa knows his route, which means NORAD …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Here are just some of the events taking place this weekend.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are the top 10 events taking place this weekend in Gwinnett County:
The stories behind the plants that help us celebrate Christmas.
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
- Toni Senory
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Plants are brilliant. In their world, long-term survival is the name of the game. And in this game, manipulation rules. Just how does a plant that can’t move about accomplish wide-spread population? They seductively lure others to do their dirty work for them, that’s how. All they have to do is put on a pretty dress and some sweet perfume, and insects and humans alike become putty in their hands. And, if a plant manages to attach themselves to a holiday, like Christmas--well, they’ve hit the Plant Kingdom’s jackpot. Take the poinsettia. Before winning the lottery, this Christmas superstar lived a humble life on the roadsides of Mexico. As legend has it, long ago, a young, Mexican girl made her way to church on Christmas eve. It was …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
We want to see your holiday photos, and we're sure your neighbors do, too!
With the holidays here, we at Patch know that there are shutterbugs out there snapping all kinds of photos. And, we want to see them! Whether its your family shopping for a Christmas tree, or opening presents on Christmas day, we would love to share your photos with the Lilburn community. To submit a photo, just click the camera icon that reads "Upload Photos and Videos." Be sure to add a caption so we know what is going on in the photo. Happy Holidays!
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Viewfinder: Check out the great Patch photos from Christmas events held all over Gwinnett during the weekend.
The Christmas season officially arrived Gwinnett County over the weekend in a big way, with Santa, parades and lights displays. Here's a look at some of the great images that were posted on Gwinnett County Patch sites. See also:
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Parents can provide evidence that Santa is real.
Disclaimer: If you are a child and you read this post then you will placed on Santa's naughty list and get a lump of coal for Christmas. This is super secret grown up stuff so you better get off your mom or dad's computer! Whew, that was a close one! Christmas is just around the corner and my three-year-old is already going nuts for Santa Claus. If we happen to be at the mall, my little one makes a mad dash to find Santa, sitting on his throne among the fake snow and cranky helpers in elf outfits, and to give the old boy a hug. He loves the jolly guy. If ever there was a time for me to play up the whole Santa Claus thing, now would be it. With the advancement of technology, kids these days can be presented with more than enough proof …