Friday, December 28, 2012
Looking for something to do to ring in 2013?
Still looking for a fabulous way to ring in 2013, or do you already have plans but want something better? If you're looking for something in the greater Norcross area, there's plenty to do. In Historic Downtown Norcross, both Mojito's and Iron Horse Tavern are having end-of-the-year celebrations. Everyone's favorite Cuban-American sit-down is having a New Year's Eve Soiree. A special menu and regular menu will be offered, but they'll also have different time shifts for customers to choose from for their dinner (5 p.m.-7 p.m., 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., 9:30 p.m.-midnight), so call ahead to reserve your desired time slot. If you pick the midnight slot, beads, hats and party favors will be available to get everyone in the New Year's Eve mood. The …
Friday, December 30, 2011
There’s an app for that - courtesy of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Friday, December 30, 2011
In order to ensure that anyone who has had too much to drink doesn’t hit the roads on New Year’s Eve, the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety has come up with a plan. GOHS has joined with safety partners across the state to create a list of contacts for free rides to help everyone get home safely – and in keeping with the technological age we’re in, an app has been created to make it just that easy. Across Georgia on New Year’s Eve, and Super Bowl Sunday, there will be a wide variety of taxi companies and designated driver services providing free rides home for people “in need of a sober driver.” The service, and corresponding app for it, is part of the GOHS program to eliminate drunk drivers on Georgia roads. The following are …
Need to know where the party's at tomorrow — we've got the scoop.
Tomorrow is the biggest and last night of 2011. Don't have any plans yet? Stay close to home at these local celebrations for all types of people. - Rock in the new year at the Iron Horse Tavern. Enjoy a champagne toast and New Year’s Eve drink specials while the Atlanta-based alternative band Turnstile rocks the house from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. - Eat, drink and party all under one roof at Ashiana. This family-oriented soiree offers professional babysitters and a kids area with separate music, a DJ playing the hottest Bollywood tunes, appetizers and a full-dinner buffet, a cash bar, dance competitions and prizes, a champagne toast at midnight and festive party favors. Discounts are given to groups of 10 or more and you can purchase tickets …
Friday, December 9, 2011
This holiday movie bonanza with a massive, celebrity-stuffed cast is two hours you'll never get back.
No less than a dozen different story lines intertwine in the star-stuffed film "New Years Eve." These stories are spliced together and made into a movie. The small stories include first kisses, midnight rendezvous, newborn babies, dying fathers, trapped strangers and husbands at war. The end result is a big, bloated cast of celebrities with very little to say, except, happy holidays. So who's in the film ? Let's roll the credits… Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Abigail Breslin, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Robert De Niro, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Hector Elizondo, Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Seth Meyers, Lea Michele, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Til Schweiger, Hilary Swank, Sofia Vergara, Ryan Seacrest, Matthew …
Monday, January 3, 2011
A 28-year-old ran off the road before midnight on New Year's Eve.
A 28-year-old man ran off Oakbrook Pkwy about 30 minutes before midnight on New Year's Eve, striking trees and killing himself, according to the Gwinnet County Police Department. Jermaine Lyn of Snellville was driving a 2007 blue and white flatbed tow truck, owned by Kams Towing Services in Snellville, and was the only person in the vehicle, according to police. According to the police release, Lyn died on the scene of the accident, after leaving the right side of the roadway and hitting several trees. The cause of the accident is unknown.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Three incidents were reported in Norcross during the holiday weekend.
The Gwinnett County Police Department was kept busy during the New Year's weekend. In addition to the ramped up efforts to curtail drinking and driving, three incidents were reported. According to Eric Eberly of the Gwinnett County Fire Department, a stabbing allegedly happened on the 6000 block of Singleton Road in Norcross. A shooting was reported at the 900 block of Worchester Place in Norcross. An auto accident with an entrapment was also reported at Peachtree Industrial Blvd and Holcomb Bridge Road. Patch will be following up on these incidents and bring you more information as it is available.
Not everyone rang in the new year with champagne and a midnight kiss, we found some interesting facts on how others around the world celebrate the moment.
Ah, New Year's Eve--it was a wondrous night of celebration. Here in the U.S., we tend to drink too much, or at least toast with champagne, kiss someone at midnight and then eat black eyed peas and greens for luck and money in the coming year. But we weren't the only ones celebrating. All around the world, each country was living it up and partaking in its own traditions for bringing in the New Year. Here's how other cultures were ringing it in: 1. Eating lentils on New Year's Eve is a must in Italy. They are meant to look like Roman money which in turn is supposed to bring fortune and money. They also are to wear red underwear for good luck. 2. In Germany, family and friends get together on New Year's Eve to enjoy a meal of raclette, …
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Here's an eclectic set of highlights in Norcross and its neighboring communities. Hopefully that means you won't have to travel too far for fun.
New Year's Eve is one of the biggest nights out of the year. Dinner, dancing, concerts, just visiting your favorite watering hole...They're all possibilities without fighting the crowds downtown. Happy New Year to all!