Friday, May 24, 2013
Anne Marie Armstrong was drafted by the Atlanta team in April.
A Wesleyan School alumna will officially begin her WNBA career this Saturday, as the Atlanta Dream opens its season against the Tulsa Shock. Anne Marie Armstrong, who graduated from Wesleyan School four years ago, was drafted by the Atlanta Dream in April. However, the Atlanta Dream's 11-player roster was not finalized until this week, according to the team's website. So, if you are trying to find her on the court, look for jersey No. 3. The 6-foot-3-inch Armstrong will be playing the positions of guard and forward. Originally from Norcross, she is the only player on the Atlanta Dream's roster who attended a Georgia college. To see more on Armstrong, click here for her player profile.
Monday, May 20, 2013
The threat of flooding may have passed, but concern over contamination of E.coli and other harmful bacteria increases.
The storms that rolled through Peachtree Corners and the metro area early Sunday morning (May 19) brought heavy rains - and the danger of flooding along the Chattachoochee River. The deluge caused the National Weather Service to issue a flood warning for Medlock Bridge National Park and surrounding areas. While the danger of flooding may have passed, another emerges - the threat of E.coli and other bacteria contamination. According to the Chattahoochee BacteriALERT website, it's caused after a heavy rain, when fecal matter from warm-blooded animals, including dogs, cats, cows and wildlife, wash down into the river. Leaking sewage lines or spills from treatment plants can also cause levels to increase. It's the elevated levels of E.coli …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Take a break from your day and enjoy lunch, fellowship and learning about healthy lifestyle topics in Peachtree Corners.
This week Fowler YMCA launched its series of “Lunch and Learns” for spring 2013, and kicked it off with a gardening session led by garden expert, Mickey Gazaway from Pike's Nursery. Attendees at the luncheon were provided with a salad and dessert, plus Mickey Gazaway's tips on everything from potted plants to the methods of caring for annual and perennial plants and vegetable gardens. Mickey shared words of wisdom from her father: “Usually in Georgia the last frost is no later than April 10, so you pay your taxes and then plant your tomatoes!” Gardening doesn't have to be a huge commitment, with the right tools, a little time and easy-to-follow instructions you'll be on your way to developing your green thumb. Before you start planting, …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The former Peachtree Corners resident stars in "Days of Our Lives," and has been nominated for a third time.
For Peachtree Corners former resident, Chandler Massey, life keeps getting sweeter by the day. The former drama student at Norcross High has made it to the big league. He stars in the long-running daytime drama, "Days of Our Lives," and has been nominated for an Emmy for the third time. The awards take place on June 18. Massey, whose parents Lewis and Amy Massey live in Peachtree Corners, won his first Daytime Emmy in 2012. This year is the third time he's been nominated. "It feels great," said 22-year-old Massey in a report published by PEOPLE. "It's a huge honor and I'd love to have another piece of hardware but we'll see what happens in June." Massey, who also has a movie to add to his credits ("16-Love debuted in January 2012), plays a…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Allison Fisher and Robert Hensey, both from Peachtree Corners, have been named as the top in their class of 2013.
Gwinnett Public Schools recently released the names of the valedictorian and salutatorian from Norcross High, both students are from Peachtree Corners. The title of valedictorian is typically given to the student with the highest GPA, and salutatorian is given to the student with the second-highest GPA. Photos of the honorees are included with the story. Valedictorian: Allison Fisher, daughter of Diane and Jeff Fisher, plans to attend Princeton University in the fall and plans on majoring in engineering and computer science. Her career goals is to contribute to sustainable infrastructure worldwide. She also had scholarship offers for Georgia Tech Stamps Leadership Scholarship Washington University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Rose…
Friday, May 10, 2013
Peachtree Corners Business Association members and guests mixed and mingled for an evening filled with fine art at Objet d'Art Gallery and Studios.
The Peachtree Corners Business Association's Wednesday evening event was all about the arts. Objet d'Art Gallery and Studios, located in the Village at Peachtree Corners shopping center, hosted the PCBA's spring gathering where over 80 members and their guests mixed and mingled and strolled through the Peachtree Corners art gallery. "We're delighted to be able to host the PCBA event," said Sheri Snyder, the art gallery's owner. "We're the best kept secret in Peachtree Corners, but we hope now all of you will be back," said Snyder who opened her business last fall. And of course, the evening would not have been complete without food - Flying Biscuit Cafe, located in the same shopping center, catered the affair. The popular eatery served …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Peachtree Corners diners now have another eatery to enjoy, for seafood lovers, this one is a real treat.
Peachtree Corners, it seems, is a mecca for creative business people with innovative ideas. The new Taqueria Del Mar Bar & Grill that recently opened is further proof. Andrew Hoppen, a Peachtree Corners resident, is the new restaurant's owner, and he's brought a unique - and flavor tempting eatery for us to enjoy. Taqueria Del Mar, located in the Ingles shopping center a few doors down from the grocery store, is his creation. From the unique menu to the interesting decor, there's nothing run-of-the-mill here. "Our focus is on seafood," said Hoppen, hence the name "del mar" which means by the sea. "Taqueria" means taco stand - but take my word for it, this is no ordinary taco stand. "We're definitely not your traditional Mexican …
Friday, April 19, 2013
It's more than just a foot race, it's a fundraiser and party all rolled into one.
Peachtree Corners runners and night owls rejoice - you won't have to get up at the crack of dawn to enjoy this foot race. A new fund-raising event, Light Up The Corners, will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2013 with a 1k Twilight Trot beginning at 8:00 p.m., and a 4 mile loop beginning at 9:00 p.m. The races will start and finish at The Forum. The races and after party will light up Peachtree Corners as hundreds of glowing, flashing, sparkling runners and walkers flow through the course and return to celebrate at The Forum's after-party. Both races will be chip-timed. Awards for the 4 mile run will be given to overall male and female; overall masters male and female; and top three finishers in each of fourteen age groups (1-10 years of …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Check out these five job openings in Peachtree Corners and nearby cities.
Are you seeking employment, or looking for a new opportunity? Below are job openings in the area we have located. Also, be sure to check the openings listed on Patch, which you'll find at the top under the tab marked "More Stuff." Counter Customer Service Staff (FT & PT) The Chick-fil-A in Peachtree Corners and the Chick-fil-A at the Rivermont Station (in Alpharetta) are looking for friendly, enthusiastic people who enjoy serving customers. Looking for day, night, full and part-time team members. Flexible hours and NO SUNDAYS, competitive pay and you can work in an environment where you will learn valuable business and people skills. Please stop by the store to fill out an application. Cashiers, Sandwich Makers (FT & PT) Larry's Giant …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The Mechanicsville School, built in 1911, is one of the few schoolhouses of the era still standing. It's has remained virtually unchanged - and it's located in Peachtree Corners.
Except for a beautifully preserved old farmhouse in the tony Neely Farm subdivision, there isn't much of Peachtree Corners' past to see. Developers came in and plowed under old homes, barns and other keepsakes of its past to make room for sprawling subdivisions on meandering streets leaving the community without much to remind it of its roots. But the city's expanded borders has taken in a bit of the area's past - a one-room schoolhouse built in the early 1900s. The Mechanicsville School, located on the corner of Third Street and Florida Avenue is hidden from the hustle and bustle of nearby Buford Highway just west of the railroad tracks. The wood-framed schoolhouse, surrounded by industrial and commercial businesses, seems out of place…