Thursday, June 9, 2011
Kids and parents played in the water on a hot day. Be sure to check out the video too.
Sun, blue sky and temperatures ten degrees above normal contributed to making the Family Fun Day at Collins Hill Park and Aquatic Center a very successful and amply attended event. Interspersed between free-style water activities were scheduled events such as the Reverse Scavenger Hunt and Tattoos for all ages, Sandy Candy for ages up to eight, Jellyfish for ages six and under, Friendship Bracelets for ages Seven and up, Sand Castles and Whale’s Tales Water Safety for all ages. Unscheduled competitions were spontaneously held between fathers, daughters and sons as teams raced down the serpentine water slides to see whom would emerge first. Of course, the children always won. Look at the photos and you’ll see the winner of the handstand-…
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Daddy Daughter Date Night held At the Historic Courthouse.
Medieval Times and the Historic Gwinnett Courthouse presented for the first time, a wonderful event that brought fathers and daughters together for a night of fun, food, frolic and dancing. Tickets sold out quickly so a second Date Night is scheduled for October 7th. Put this on your calendar as it's almost certain to sell out again! The Courthouse steps were draped in regalia to greet the young princesses and their daddies while a floral-and-drape horseshoe covered a flower petaled white carpet entrance to the “ballroom." Each attending princess was crowned with a tiara by the reigning Princess and Knight from Medieval Times.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
We went to Alexander Park to find moms and grandmas celebrating Mom's Day early.
Jump into the Way-Back Machine and set the dial for 1914. We stop at the United States Congress and find they have approved and designated the second Sunday in May to honor our mothers. Not only did Congress approve it, they required the President to issue a proclamation of the event. This proclamation, it turns out is both joyous and sorrowful. While most of the country honors and bestows gifts on our moms, some mothers use it to protest against wars in which they have lost a child. Our hearts and prayers go out to them. This Mother’s Day, most families will honor Mom through various methods. She’ll be showered with flowers, candies, cards, a dinner at a fine restaurant and will be given a day off from all the wonderful things she does so…
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Breakfast and war stories enthrall visitors.
The Gwinnett Historic Courthouse on 185 E. Crogan Street in Lawrenceville hosted a continental breakfast and program for three days this March 12th, 19th and 26th for history buffs young and old. The program consisted of a slide show, film presentation, speeches by veterans of WW II, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm in Iraq and a tour of the Veteran’s Museum located on the main floor of the Courthouse. There is nothing more interesting than a story told by a soldier, sailor or airman of an actual experience during their term of service to our country. There are no words that can adequately describe the feelings these men and women had while on the ground, in the air or on the water in and around a conflict zone. We are eternally grateful to…
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Blooming plants and trees, sweet treats, booming business at local nurseries, sandal-ready pedicures and kids playing soccer- all sure signs spring is in the air in Lawrenceville!
After a long winter that included what a lot of folks are calling Snowpocalypse 2011, Lawrenceville citizens embraced last Sunday, the first official day of spring, with zeal. The warm weather has local flora blooming and local people bustling about enjoying the sunshine and light breezes of the season Lewis Grizzard called "the land's awakening." The Viewfinder this week is full of pictures of a beautiful spring day in the great city of Lawrenceville.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Top o' the mornin' to ya!
Do you ever notice how many cars on the road are just like yours? This usually happens right after you’ve purchased a new vehicle and continues on for several months if not through the life of your car or until you purchase a new one. Then you’ll start to notice a different model even down to the color you’re driving. That’s what happened to me when I turned my attention to finding the color green in and around Lawrenceville. Now that I’ve said that, I’ll be willing to bet that you will be noticing the greenery just as much as if I told you not to think about a green elephant. Green is popping out all over, now that spring has arrived prior to the vernal equinox date, which will officially occur this year on Sunday, March 20 at 23:21 GMT. …
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Rolling out the red carpet for honored guests.
Guests were greeted with a red carpet at the entrance to the Aurora Theatre for the First Annual Theatre Awards Gala on Valentine’s Day. The event honored Mrs. Barbara Howard for her philathropic support to Gwinnett County and to theatre arts at the Aurora, Gwinnett’s only professional community theatre. Performing artists were given a commerative plaque officially named as the Barbara Howard Award. The evening’s ceremony had a Hollywood flair of the Academy Awards in recognition of the best play, and musical and acting performances for the history of the Aurora Theatre as voted by the general public. Entertainment was provided through artistic musical and dance numbers with varied selections such as “A Year with Frog and Toad” and “Dio, …