Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Foursquare recently named our beloved city one of the least romantic cities in the nation.
Cupid appears to have missed the hearts of Foursquare users. The social network lists Lawrenceville as the third least romantic city in the entire United States of America. Foursquare based its results on more than 1.5 billion check-ins at romantic places such as French restaurants, flower shops and lingerie stores. The title of most romantic city went to Lake Buena Vista, FL—home to Walt Disney World, while Beaverton, OR—home to athletic mega-brand Nike—was named the least romantic. Joe Burnett of the Downtown Development Authority laughed at the ranking. “Lawrenceville is very romantic,” said Burnett. “We have a lot of different things going on for Valentine’s—the dance at the Courthouse, Aurora’s got their Valentine’s stuff (Swing …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Where's the best place in town to take your Valentine for a special meal?
Valentine's Day is nearing, so we at Lawrenceville Patch want to know which restaurant is the most romantic in town? Click on these links to learn more about your five choices: Bi Ba's Dominick's Ted's Montana Grill Thai Diner Sho Gun Vote for your pick in the poll below. Voting closes Thursday at 6pm. The winner will be announced Friday by 6am.
Friday, February 3, 2012
On Monday, you'll get to vote on romantic restaurants. Tell us which five should be nominated?
Our first "Best of Lawrenceville" poll is in the books. Now we need you to tell us who the next best is. Just in time for Valentine's Day, we'll open voting for "Best of Lawrenceville: Romantic Restaurant" on Monday. But now we need Lawrenceville Patch readers to submit names of restaurants who they think should make our list. We'll pick five for readers to vote on next week. The rules are that the business must have a Lawrenceville address and must be listed in our directory. Please leave your picks for Best Romantic Restaurant in the comment box below by Sunday February 5th at noon.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The city celebrated love by offering free wedding and vow renewal ceremonies.
Courthouse bells served as wedding bells at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse Monday, as more than a dozen couples lined up outside before the doors even opened at 10am. Couples like Brett Price and Janeka Jackson were there to exchange marital vows on Valentine’s Day. For them, the decision to come down Monday was easy. “Because we love each other.” Said Mr. Price “And it’s Valentine’s Day , it's his birthday and we love each other and he’s my soul mate.” Added the future Mrs. Price. The city offered free wedding ceremonies to those who were lucky in love. The couples did need to have a valid marriage license before the fourteenth. Judges also performed vow renewal ceremonies for husband and wives looking to rekindle romance like the Nyes…
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Valentine's Day is just a few days away. Here are a few places to visit.
Patch Picks highlights editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more. You'll find useful lists to help you, your family, your friends, and significant others find the best places for everything from Sunday brunch to New Year's Eve celebrations, pumpkin patches, date night destinations, florists, girlfriends night out, kids party places, parks, and more. The List: Valentine's Day/Most Romantic Restaurants
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Shower your child with love on Valentine's Day instead of waiting for someone else to.
With the day to day bustle of kids, schools, cooking, cleaning and work, is there really enough time for love? Valentine's Day is less than 7 days away and falls on the worst day of the week...Monday. Surely husbands have ordered those roses for their wives and wives have ordered those sugary treats for their husbands. The restaurant has been reserved along with the babysitter. Your plans are set, but does Valentine's Day stop at the parents? Are the parents the only ones who receive that special little something of love? Of course not. Valentine's Day is not just a day for two well-deserving parents to shower each other with love, but also for the well-deserving child. Let's look at Valentine's Day in the eyes of a child. 13-year-old …
Couples can get married or renew their vows at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Are you ready to tie the knot? Gwinnett County Magistrate Court judges will be ready to help on Valentine’s Day at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. On Monday, Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Magistrate Court judges will perform marriage ceremonies or renew wedding vows for couples in the old Justice of the Peace Office (Room 103). Couples wanting to get married must obtain a valid marriage license prior to Feb. 14 and bring the original marriage license to the ceremony. For information on obtaining your marriage license, contact Probate Court at 770-822-8250. Couples who are renewing their wedding vows do not need to bring a copy of their wedding license. All services are free. No appointment is necessary.