Thursday, July 5, 2012
Two Lawrenceville businesses were damaged by fire and smoke Thursday morning.
Gwinnett County Fire Investigators believe illegal fireworks caused damage to two business in Lawrenceville. Crews were called to World Finance and Las Canas at a shopping plaza at 1956 Duluth Hwy. at 4:35 a.m. Thursday. When they got there, they found smoke and fire coming from the center of the roof. They were able to quickly extinguish the fire on the roof. The roof over World Finance suffered minor damage. That business also had minor damage inside due to fire and water used as firefighters fought the flames. Las Canas also suffered minor damage and the front glass door was broken as firefighters forced it open. No injuries were reported. Investigators say the illegal bottle rocket fireworks landed on the roof of the building, …
Historic downtown Norcross had games, food, music and more at its annual Pre-Fourth of July Celebration.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Kate Awtrey
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Norcross hosted its Pre-Fourth of July Celebration on Tuesday afternoon with live bands, dunk tanks, inflatables and vendors. Here's a look at the event through photographs.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
We've got information on fireworks, food and Gwinnett events right here.
What are you doing for Independence Day? The city of Norcross already had its celebration Tuesday, but if you're still up for more, there's plenty to do on the Fourth of July. Whether its through fireworks, food, friends and family, or all the above, there are tons of ways to celebrate the holiday in Gwinnett County. For Wednesday, July 4, the list of festivals include: If you decide to stay home this year, we've got some awesome tips from experts on how to celebrate responsibly. Make sure you keep things safe when it comes to grilling, and anyone who's anyone knows not to mess around with fireworks. Interested in photographing fireworks, too? We've got some pointers by a Patch photographer. Also, Patch food connoisseur Pam Hopper wrote a …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Some American flag inspired treats for your 4th of July festivities.
Have you thought about what to cook for your Independence Day celebration? This holiday is commonly celebrated with fireworks, parades, barbeques and picnics with friends or family. It's popular to make and eat red, white and blue foods this coming Wednesday, too. You can find a lot of desserts in your local supermarket for the 4th of July or you can make your own. I have a few fun and easy ideas to make with your family. 1. You can make or buy an angel food cake or a pound cake. Next cut it into cubes or pieces and add blueberries, strawberries and whipped cream. This can be served in individual dishes or one large one. 2. Another idea is to make a cake shaped like our nation's flag. Buy white cake mix and make it in a rectangle …
The city's annual Pre-Fourth of July Celebration takes place July 3.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
The Better Business Bureau wants you to celebrate responsibly this holiday season.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Sunday, July 1, 2012
The following is a press release by the Better Business Bureau. It’s that time of year when our nation celebrates Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. For many, that means picnics, baseball, pool parties and almost always, some type of fireworks.Whether you will be attending a fireworks show, or having a not so private fireworks display at your home, safety should be your number one concern. BBB, with information obtained from the National Council on Fireworks Safety, provides the following tips to ensure your July 4th remains free of any harm or hospital visits: And note these special safety tips, if using sparklers: --- Have a safe and …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Add this Southern summer tradition to your Independence Day menu.
Brunswick Stew Making Brunswick Stew is a summer tradition in the South when the tomatoes are ripe and the corn is sweet. Using all the leftover smoked meat from the many “smoking and grilling” dinners is perfect for this stew. The freezer usually has several bags of pulled pork, smoked chicken and always some kind of smoked beef. The trick to good homemade Brunswick Stew is the barbecue sauce that is used to season the sauce. Homemade is the best and it will distinguish the stew as your own. We like to prepare the tomatoes and the barbecue sauce the day before. This allows the sauce to blend the flavors of the spices and it gives the tomatoes extra time to release their juices. It is important to remove the skin from the tomatoes before …
Friday, June 29, 2012
The city's annual pre-Independence Day celebrations take place July 3.
Want to celebrate Independence Day early this year? While the citizens of Norcross are used to the tradition by now, many may still be unfamiliar with the city's Annual Pre-Fourth of July Celebration on July 3 at Lillian Webb Park. Even though it takes place before the actual holiday, the celebration still goes all out with its festivities. Expect the usual live music and fireworks, but there will be tons of food and family activities, too, all handled by the Norcross Business Association. Be sure to check out the inflatable slide and a moonwalk, pony rides, face painting, edible sand art by Sandy Candy and more for the kids, and there also will be caricature drawings and a dunk tank set up for everyone's entertainment. As for food, there…
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Just for fun, a look at one of Stone Mountain Park's busiest weekends, The Fantastic Fourth Celebration, by the numbers.
Just for fun, Stone Mountain Patch asked the park to give us an overview, by the numbers, of what a typical Fourth of July weekend is like at the rock. Here's what they said: 33 million: Total number of people who have seen the fireworks over 44 years. 100,000: Number of attendees last year. 35,000: Bags of ice used. 15,000: Pieces of fried chicken consumed. 8,000: Slices of pizza sold. 6,000: GLO Necklaces sold. 2,000: Funnel cakes eaten. 1,200: Hot dogs cooked. 700: Amount of bulk candy devoured. 55: American flags displayed. 44: Number of years the Fantastic Fourth Celebration has taken place. 3: Nights of fireworks at the park (July 2,3,4). 2: Lasershows shown on July 4 (insider info: first one starts at 9:30 pm and the second one is …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Mystery, magic and things that go bang!
They say fireworks make the Fourth of July one of the most dangerous holidays of the year. Then they invite you, your family and everyone you know to come crowd around them while they explode. We don't always make sense but we live in a great country. Brown Bag Lunch Series - Interactive Comedy Magic & Mindreading The family fun starts at noon on Thursday as Magic Debbie entertains the Duluth Town Green. Having performed for presidents past, Debbie's show incorporates colorful magic, comedy and mind reading. Gwinnett County Public Library’s “Meet the Author Series “ presents Karin Slaughter New York Times best selling author Karin Slaughter brings the promo tour of her new novel Fallen to Norcross. She'll be signing books and talking with…