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Donate heaters to keep Gwinnett’s seniors warm this winter

Donate heaters to keep Gwinnett’s seniors warm this winter


Electric portable heaters (UL tested) are needed to help keep Gwinnett seniors warm this winter. This is the third year that Gwinnett County Senior Services (GCSS), in partnership with its local nonprofit, Friends of Gwinnett County Senior Services (Friends), and the Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services are working together to provide heating assistance to senior citizens through Project AWARE (Added Warmth Assistance for Residences of our Elderly).

Gwinnett County fire stations will be accepting brand new portable electric heaters now through February 28, 2012. The heaters will be collected from the stations and personally delivered to seniors in need. A smoke detector and information on fire safety will also be included along with the heaters.

Tips from Lilburn's Police Dept. for a safe Holiday season

Lilburn - Posted December 1, 2011

The FBI reports that nearly 400,000 burglaries occur during November and December alone.  70% of burglars are amateurs, just looking for easy targets.  Of the easy targets, there is a new and growing trend, which is the theft of air conditioner units.  No longer is it enough to have a deadbolt, your entire home perimeter should be secure.

To make sure you and your home don't make the next crime report, we can determine what burglars are looking for and how to improve security for the holidays and all year long.

Secret Santas Wanted

Secret Santas Wanted

The Children's Center for Hope & Healing is looking for secret Santas. This wonderful non-profit organization  is dedicated to breaking the cycle of child sexual abuse and preventing the victimization of children.

If you, your office, your Sunday School Class, or your family would like to provide Christmas for one of our

children or one of our families, please call us for a wish list.  Every week, we see children whose shoes are

too small for their feet, whose legs have outgrown their Levi’s, or who greedily devour our snack supply

because they don’t have enough to eat at home.  


These families need our help providing clothing—winter jackets, blue jeans, sweaters, and pajamas as well as

Gwinnett County Fire and EMS to hold graduation ceremony

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – On Thursday, November 17 the Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services will graduate their sixteenth Citizens Fire Academy. The ceremony will be held at the Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services Headquarters at 6:00 p.m.

According to Gwinnett County, “the Citizen Fire Academy is a 12-week program that allows citizens of Gwinnett County to learn about and experience the fire department first-hand. Not only do citizens learn about the organization and the services it provides, but they also learn valuable fire and life safety information that increases knowledge of what to do in emergency situations. Post-graduation citizens have opportunities to volunteer within the department as well as become a member of the Citizens Fire Academy Association.’

Light refreshments will be served  after the program. 

LOCAL PROFILE: A Charitable Thanksgiving

ATLANTA -- This week, the Where U Live team spoke with representatives from the Salvation Army and Hands On Atlanta about ways Atlantans can be charitable, this holiday, if they want to dedicate their holiday to others in need.

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

ATLANTA, Ga. – Thanksgiving is traditionally a holiday reserved for fellowship with family and friends. Most of us enjoy a huge meal, fight through the subsequent stomachache, hang with your favorite cousins and watch football, however, everyone doesnt enjoy turkey day in the same fashion. Some families have unique traditions that may not be consistent with, what we would call an average Thanksgiving. So, if you’re looking to change-up your routine, check out some of the ideas the “Where U Live” team put together.   

Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center holds Sustainable Gingerbread House competition

Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center holds Sustainable Gingerbread House competition

Gwinnett County - for the 2nd time the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center is holding a community gingerbread house competition.  The competition is open to families, schools, adults, and even professional bakers. There are different categories for each to keep the judging fair. Wouldn't you like to be a judge... More info is in the press release below:

Green Gingerbread Houses - is there such a thing? Who doesn’t love making adorable gingerbread houses with the family or looking at the intricate works of professional gingerbread house architects?

“Imagine building your dream house with all the sustainable features possible.