This Bald Eagle can be spotted along the shoreline of Lake Berkeley, or in the dense tree canopy that covers the city.

Mary Hester, CEO of LAN Systems in Berkeley Lake,  greets guests on a sunny Friday afternoon, playing the role of hostess at her company’s annual Earth Day observance. Once a year, on the Thursday or Friday before Earth Day, LAN Systems opens its doors to the public, for both a cookout and the opportunity to bring any old or unwanted electronics for recycling. The event, offered to the public every year since 2008, is a real and necessary observance of Earth Day. 

Classes Connect Cultural Heritage and Healthy Eating

Norcross – Norcross Community Market, in partnership with Summerour Middle School and Boston-based food and nutrition nonprofit Oldways, is bringing “A Taste of African Heritage” community cooking classes to Norcross this summer. The six-class series will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays from June 4 through July 16, excluding July 2, at Summerour Middle School, 321 Price Place, in Norcross.

As the last bell rings for the 2017–18 school year, 522 veteran educators and support staff members will mark their retirement from Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS). In total, our 2017–18 retirees have contributed a collective 12,813 years of their lives to education, and a total of 10,204 years to Gwinnett schoolchildren.

Blairsville — United Community Bank has launched a special mortgage savings program designed to recognize the everyday heroes in our communities. The program, called United Heroes, offers reduced fees and other savings for home mortgages. Participants can save up to $1,300 as part of the program.

Lawrenceville – At its Tuesday meeting, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution in support of the purchase of approximately 104 acres at the OFS Fiber Optics site along I-85 by the Urban Redevelopment Agency of Gwinnett County (URA). The URA approved the purchase following the meeting.