Check out the Lawrenceville Patch tree and others at the Aurora Theatre's Festival of trees.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
The USPS offers tips and suggestions so holiday packages arrive in time for the holidays.
Are you one of the many holiday revelers with families and friends spread all over the country and the world? If so, even before you dive into that gift list, it's important to know how early must you buy, wrap and post holiday gifts so they get to their destination in time for the holidays. “The holiday season is the busiest time of year for the Postal Service but we are prepared to deliver,” Atlanta District Manager Salvatore Vacca said in a press release. During this holiday season, Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, the Postal Service also expects: Here are some suggestions and mailing deadline dates from the USPS to ensure your gifts are delivered on time and in one piece: The Postal Service recommends the following mail-by dates to …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Share your photos of your house decked out for the holidays, and enter to win $100,000 for Gwinnett County Public Schools and $500 for you.
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 …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Before entering your credit card number online, take these steps to avoid becoming the victim of cyber crime.
Just when you've had time to recover from Black Friday, it's Cyber Monday -- a day for shopping from the comfort of your home on Duluth. While avoiding crowds and getting great bargains is enjoyable, Cyber Monday can be full of hazards for those shoppers who fail to take the proper precautions. The Federal Bureau of Investigation offers several tips to make your Cyber Monday shopping experience safe and enjoyable: If you do end up as the victim of an online scam, you can file a complaint on the Internet Crime Complaint Center website. Click here for more Cyber Monday tips, including where you can find the best deals.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Are you gearing up to let your fingers do the walking on Cyber Monday?
Lawrenceville residents who didn’t want to brave the crowds on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday still have one more big chance to save courtesy of Cyber Monday. Similar to the two other major shopping events, Cyber Monday differs in that consumers don’t have to leave the comfort of their own homes (or offices) to take advantage of some pretty big pre-holiday deals. All the bargains laid out for Cyber Monday are for online shoppers only. So how can you find the best deals online this Cyber Monday? While most major retailers that have an online presence aren’t tipping their hats on their online deals just yet, many have splash pages set up that they're inviting shoppers to bookmark in advance of the Nov. 26 shopping holiday. Here are …
How much is too much to spend on children and teens? We want to hear your thoughts, Lawrenceville!
As the holiday shopping season goes into full swing, some people are maxing out their credit cards to pay for presents and others are setting budgets and sticking with them. Scour just about any Facebook stream or stop in a local coffee shop and chances are you’ll hear parents debating the merits of setting spending limits. Or, you'll hear them lamenting about just how much they've already spent. The ideas for a perfect limit do seem to vary rather greatly. Some parents say $100 per child is more than enough. Others tend to lean toward much more generous figures. After all, there’s nothing like seeing a child’s eyes light up as they unwrap gift after gift. And that’s what we want to hear from you about, Lawrenceville! Do you set spending …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Find out what’s in before you head out to take advantage of savings.
Making sure to put just the right presents under the tree for kids can be a trick even for Santa. If you’re hoping to find out what’s hot before you head out to the mall, we’ve put together a few suggestions. Retailers themselves are generally the best judges of what’s in. Here are what some of the biggest toy retailers in the Lawrenceville area and beyond are saying: Toys ‘R’ Us This retailer has a Top 15 list of toys for boys and girls. Some of its suggestions include: To see the full list, visit Toys ‘R’ Us online. Target This store agrees with Toys ‘R’ Us on a few counts, but has its own suggestions, as well. They include: To see the full list of suggestions, visit Target online. Walmart This retailer has an extensive list of hot toys …
Just what is Small Business Saturday and why should you support it in Lawrenceville?
Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves. What about those mom-and-pop businesses all over Lawrenceville and beyond that are the backbone of America’s economy? Just when do they get their day? That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born. Small Business Saturday is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities,” the U.S. Small Business Administration explains on its website. American Express gets the credit for founding the shopping holiday, which got its official start on Nov. 27, 2010, according to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. Celebrating its …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The Gwinnett County Holiday Task Force will be keeping a watchful eye at local malls and shopping center from Black Friday through New Year's Eve.
While you're out hunting for bargains, criminals may be hunting for their next victim. Because of this, the Gwinnett County Police is launching their annual Holiday Task Force. Additional officers at malls and shopping plazas throughout Gwinnett County starting Thanksgiving evening. The Task Force will be out on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through New Year's Eve. GCPD hopes the greater presence will prevent crime against holiday shoppers. These crimes include robberies, entering autos, financial fraud and DUIs. GCPD is offering these tips to help keep you safe while you shop and celebrate the season: