Trader J’s Auction: A place full of Christmas Spirit

Trader J’s Auction is more than just an auction house, it’s a family of caring and generous people who support local charities throughout the year and especially at Christmas time.  This year the auction will be open again to homeless and needy families from Lawrenceville and Jenkins Elementary schools and the Villa Lodge in Lawrenceville for Christmas shopping. 

Give one last gift this holiday season with a blood donation

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to give one last gift this holiday season and discover the true meaning of giving by donating blood. 

Busy holiday schedules and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can often mean fewer donors giving blood. But for patients with cancer or other illnesses or injuries requiring blood transfusions, the need for blood is constant and doesn’t get a holiday break. The gift of a blood donation only takes about an hour and can give patients a chance to celebrate more holidays to come.

Grayson resident Ron Hunt opens CruiseOne® franchise 
Vacation Specialist Certification Received After Completing Intensive Training Program

Grayson, Ga.  – Ron Hunt recently completed an intensive training program to become a certified CruiseOne® Vacation Specialist in Grayson. As a result of being part of the nation’s leading home-based travel agent franchise network, Hunt has access to the best cruise and land vacation deals and CruiseOne’s exclusive, elite product and service offerings. 

Gwinnett launches discount prescription savings program

Lawrenceville, Ga. – The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved an agreement with Coast2Coast Rx to offer prescription drug discount cards to residents. The new card will allow all County residents, regardless of income, age or health status, to participate in the program and save on the cost of their medications. 

(Lawrenceville, Ga.) –A new active community park will be built soon to serve the recreational needs of the Lanier school cluster and Sugar Hill area in northern Gwinnett County. Funds from the 2009 SPLOST will pay for the $10.8 million contract commissioners approved Tuesday with low bidder Astra Group Inc.

 From left are Cheri Carter, principal of Brookwood Elementary School, Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year Dr. Sharon Smith, Councilperson Barbara A. Bender and Perry Roberts, executive director of Institutional Development at Gwinnett Technical College who was acting Principal For A Day at BES.

Gwinnett teacher of the year surprised with proclamation at school

SNELLVILLE  - Gwinnett Teacher of the Year Dr. Sharon Smith was surprised with a proclamation from the city Monday as Councilperson Barbara A. Bender hand delivered it to her classroom at Brookwood Elementary School. 

Snellville Parade, tree lighting to ring in Christmas season

Snellville – Snow is in the forecast for Saturday night, November 29, 2014. 

No, not real snow. Just some synthetic white stuff that will fill the air and sprinkle the ground at the first Lighted Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting.

Students get business help at symposium

SNELLVILLE – More than 100 students got a first-hand look at what it takes to create and operate a successful business at a Global Entrepreneurship Week Ideation Symposium event Wednesday at South Gwinnett High School. 

This Nutcracker will be a welcoming experience

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre joins with the Hirsch Academy to present a sensory friendly nutcracker performance

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre is adding a new opportunity to its lengthy series of performances for children of all ages this holiday season. A Sensory Friendly performance of The Nutcracker will be held on Friday, December 5th at 11:45 a.m. at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center in Duluth, GA.