Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A longtime resident will soon be the new president of the Lilburn Woman's Club. Patch talks to her about her goals and love of Lilburn.
Pat Gabilondo, a consummate community volunteer, will be diving into a new role as the next president of the Lilburn Woman's Club. This will be Gabilondo's first term as president, and she will be installed on Feb. 7. Laurie Wexel is the outgoing president. Gabilondo, whose family has lived in Lilburn for more than 21 years, first started attending Lilburn Woman's Club meetings in 2009, and became a full member by February of the next year. Her first responsibility was to assist Patti-Jo Shapiro with the club’s public relations. Shapiro died in 2011, and Gabilondo paid tribute to her in Patch, and many other ways. "We made a great team, and she was a passionate teacher," Gabilondo said. In 2011, Gabilondo continued on as the club’s …
Friday, August 12, 2011
I would describe Asheville and the first thing that came to my mind is dog-friendly, artsy place with a touch of European influence
It will take at least one or more overnight stays to be comfortable, but hubby and I just recently took a few days R&R and drove up to Asheville (with an e), N.C. We left the house a little after 7 a.m. and arrived in time for lunch at a friendly little bistro off of Haywood Street. Asheville’s most coveted tourist attraction is the Biltmore Estate and just a word of caution, the entrance fee is now a bit pricey at $59 per adult ticket, but it’s the American version of a European castle and sits on thousand of acres of manicured gardens. It will take you several hours of touring the home and grounds but worth the fee at least once so that you can ooh and aah over the grandeur in which the Vanderbilts lived in the 1890’s before all the …
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Follow the links to the top stories of the week.
Here's a look (with links) to the stories that has us talking last week. Friday, June 24 -Idol Gets Rained Out: An early evening storm put a damper on the start of the annual Lilburn Idol competition, forcing organizers to pack up and re-schedule the competition. -Patchy Look at Draftee: With the help of Patch sites in Michigan, we offered up an in-depth look at the Atlanta Hawks' NBA Draft choice Keith Benson. Thursday, June 23 -Guitars and Fireworks: The City of Lilburn announced that there will be a concert and fireworks in City Park on July 4. The surf bands Surge! and StratoGeezer will performance on stage before the fireworks. -Monkey Business: The Yerkes Research Center announced that a rhesus monkey had escaped its Lawrenceville …
Monday, June 6, 2011
Make the most of your fresh Farmer’s Market produce.
Summer is generally the time of year that we look for lighter and healthier meals – partly because of the intense heat and partly because it’s simply a good idea. But let’s face it; none of us wants to give up dessert without the fuss of baking. Here’s a wonderful light dessert recipe that incorporates many of the fresh ingredients from your recent visit to the Farmer’s Market. Farmer’s Market Fruit Salad 1 fresh pineapple, peeled cored and diced 3 fresh Georgia peaches, peeled and diced 2 cups fresh blueberries, washed 2 crispy red apples, cored and diced 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice ½ cup Triple Sec Place all the ingredients into a decorative bowl, trying to capture as much of the natural fruit juice as possible. Be sure …
Monday, May 30, 2011
Order by June 2 for extra promo benefits.
The Gwinnett Braves will be battling the Durham Bulls on Thursday, June 16, but more importantly, there will be discounted prices available to all Lilburn city residents, employees and friends and family who want to join in the fun. Tickets can be purchased online at www.gwinnettbraves.com/lilburn using the Promotion Code: LILBURN. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate on the night of the game. Just show your Lilburn ID to receive a discount on tickets. Additional promotions will include $3 special concessions prices for beer, hot dogs and snacks. Every ticket purchased before June 2, using the LILBURN promotion code, will be added up and the city will receive extra promotional benefits including possible onfield and video screen …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Here are 10 tips for perfect grilling this summer.
When the weather hits 90 degrees that means only one thing to our family: Summer is finally here so turn the oven off and ... Let the grilling begin! There’s just something about meat being cooked outside in the fresh air that makes my mouth water. Whether it’s burgers, hot dogs, steaks, pork chops, ribs, chicken, sausages, veggies, breads; we all have our own special secrets to make those meals taste wonderful. Here are a few tips to ensure that your grilling experience goes smoothly: Last, but not least, enjoy and have fun with family and friends.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
European Easter tradition is making Its way into the South.
What would Easter in America be without the Easter Bunny, decorating and hunting Easter eggs, Easter baskets and those beautiful Easter bonnets for the ladies of all ages? At my house we have yet another tradition that symbolizes Easter for the family and is well-known in Germany, and that is decorating an Easter tree. Trees embellished with colored eggs started taking hold in the U.S. shortly after the Civil War, but there are still a lot of Americans who aren’t aware of this fun family tradition. If you have the opportunity to travel through Europe at this time of year you’ll see how many people extend the decorating to evergreen trees outside in their gardens in a similar fashion to how we decorate our trees and lawns for Christmas…
Friday, April 15, 2011
Doreen Towhey and Peggy Levengood dedicated to finding cure for disease that took their sister.
In my travels around town, I get to meet people who are passionate about a particular cause, and I’m always inspired by those who are able to turn their concerns and personal struggles into tangible activities that make a positive difference in the lives of others. Doreen Towhey and Peggy Levengood are two sisters from Lilburn who truly personify the concept of thinking globally and acting locally. In January 2009 Doreen and Peggy lost their sister Kathleen Basile to a devastating form of scleroderma, after a long 9 ½- year struggle coping with the disease. The word “scleroderma” comes from two Greek words: “sclero” meaning hard, and “derma” meaning skin. Hardening of the skin is one of the most visible manifestations but it is …
Monday, April 11, 2011
What are the best performing tomatoes for your garden?
While I’m usually pretty decisive about most things, facing the endless variety of tomatoes in the garden stores can leave me in a quandary. Yes, it’s time to decide which tomato plants will take up valuable and limited space in my garden this year. I think my dilemma stems from the fact that we Southern gardeners have such different needs from gardeners across the rest of the country. Our plants must be able to withstand and thrive through scorching heat, the most intense humidity and a never-ending proliferation of pests and diseases. Here’s a short list of the top three best performing tomato plants that I’ve grown in my garden over the years: 1. Better Boy-My all-time favorite for reliable prolific fruit. This one seems to thrive in …
Friday, April 8, 2011
Lilburn Woman’s Club donated 65 Easter baskets to the ministry this week.
The Lilburn Woman’s Club donated 65 professionally assembled Easter baskets to the Lilburn Cooperative Ministry this week after holding an Easter Basket workshop for club members. The ladies who participated in the event came to the workshop loaded down with baskets, toys, school and art supplies and enough treats to complete the beautiful array of baskets. According to Laurie Wexel, LWC’s Home Life Program Chair, “The Easter basket workshop was a resounding success. We had 16 members show up, and boy did we make baskets.” All of them were overflowing with goodies for local children in need, but there are still more needed. The Lilburn Cooperative Ministry is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located at 5329 Five Forks-Trickum Road that …