Monday, May 16, 2011
Parkview, Providence play doubleheaders to open best-of-three series.
Liburn's two remaining teams in the Georgia High School Association baseball playoff begin their quarterfinal series today on their home fields. Providence Christian faces Kings Ridge in a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. The third game, if needed, is Wedneday at 5 p.m. Parkview hosts Luella in a doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m. The third game would be played Wednesday at 5 p.m. Check out the attached photos shot by Parkview parent J. Eric Turner at Parkview's series with North Gwinnett last week.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
With the help of parent/photographer J. Eric Turner, here are some Parkview boys track photos to remember.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
With nine Parkview High School athletes (see list below) competing in this weekend's State Class AAAAA track and field meet in Jefferson, we take a look at images from the past season, courtesy of parent/photographer J. Eric Turner. Parkview state qualifiers (with time/distance in parentheses): Elliott "Duke" Abraham, high jump (6-7). Barron Walston, discus (140-5). Eric Brown, 100 meters (10.97), 200 meters (21.9) and 400 relay. Jeremy Lacy, 400 relay. Jordan Funk, pole vault (13-6). Micah Reed, 100 meters (10.91), 200 meters (21.99), long jump (21-8.5), 400 relay. Nick Otazo, 400 relay. Nino Mole, 400 meters (49.32). Steve Spevacek, 3,200 meters (9:36.98) and 1,600 meters (4:26.15). Source: www.GHSA.net
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Annual fundraiser for cancer research raised $25K (Video and Photos).
The seventh annual Lilburn Relay Rally drew more than 200 participants who raised nearly $25,000 to go to cancer research. The "Women in Action" team, sponsored by the Lilburn Woman's Club, raised $8,600. The event filled Lilburn City Park with music, food and tears, as the community came together honor those who have fought the disease. In a poignant ending to the evening, 600 luminaries ringed the park as participants took one final lap, accompanied by "Amazing Grace" played on bagpipes. Note: Lilburn Patch wants to send out a big thank you to local photographer Richard Ferris, who supplied great photos from the event. For more of his work, check out his website of Lilburn images from many events.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Donors included 91-year-old first-timer.
Geraldine Huls didn't mean to wait until she was 91 years old to give blood. "It never came up before," the Lilburn resident said Wednesday afternoon during the American Red Cross' blood drive at City Hall. Huls accompanied her daughter, C.A. Folds, also of Lilburn, who has rare O negative blood type and gives blood frequently. It was the daughter that prompted mother to come along Wednesday. "She's very convincing. Very persuasive," Huls said. "She always tries to involve me with everything she's doing." Dozens of donors signed up to give blood Wednesday. The Red Cross set up in the City Hall Auditorium from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Hundreds were greeted by a perfect sunrise for services.
It was the perfect morning to celebrate Easter on top of Stone Mountain, and hundreds of people from all around made the journey up the big rock, either on foot or by cable car. About 100 or more didn't make it in time and were still waiting for the Sky Lift in a line that stretched hundreds of feet when park employees told them they wouldn't make it up before the end of the service. The news didn't stop most of them from trying. Others worshipped at the Memorial Lawn service. Whether atop the mountain or in its shadow, it was a morning of renewal to remember.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Bonus question: Where in town were these photos shot?
Seen poking out of an electrical conduit, this little bird was poking its head out and calling Sunday afternoon in Old Town Lilburn. Some of our Facebook fans have an idea of what kind of bird it is. What's your take?
Friday, April 15, 2011
Mouse-themed stories entertained kids, adults.
Kids, parents and even grandparents enjoyed mouse-themed puppet show at the Lilburn library last week. Puppeteers with the Gwinnett County Public Library acted out stories from books available at the library: "Mouse was Mad" by Linda Urban. "Mother, Mother, I Want Another" by Maria Polushkin Robbins. "Watch Out Big Bro is Coming" by Jez Alborough. Gwinnett libraries host puppet shows geared toward young children throughout the year. Visit the GCPL website for more info.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Mountain Park area hit the hardest by Monday night's storm.
Monday's severe storms blew through Greater Lilburn around 11:30 p.m., bringing heavy rain and wind, uprooting trees and knocking down powerlines (See Story). The storm hit the Mountain Park area the hardest, with downed trees and debris littered from Lake Lucerne Road to Rockbridge Road. Here's a look at some images from the morning after. If you have any storm-related photos, please share them with Lilburn Patch by uploading them to this file, or by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Lilburn Patch's weekly photo gallery.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
We've been chronicling Berkmar's soccer season to remember. Entering spring break, the Patriots are 12-1-1 and ranked No. 4 in the state. They are on the verge of qualifying for the state tournament for the first time in more than 20 years. Here's a look (including new photos).
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Photos for Sunday's open house at the Gwinnett Fire Station on Five Forks-Trickum Road.
Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services celebrated its 40th anniversary with open houses of its first stations Sunday all across the county. As you may imagine, it was a hit with kids who got to meet firefighters, sit inside a fire truck, tour the fire station and try on helmets and uniforms. Firefighters talked to the kids about fire safety and what life is like being a firefighter. Here's a look at some of the images from the day.