Gwinnett Place CID adopts two medians

DULUTH - As part of efforts to revitalize the areas around Gwinnett's central business district, the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District was joined by county commissioners and supporters this week to announce participation in Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful's "Take Pride in Gwinnett" program.

The Adopt-A-Median program allows Gwinnett businesses to improve medians and demonstrate their pride in the community. The Gwinnett Place CID adopted two medians near Pleasant Hill Road, engaging in extensive landscaping enhancements and beautification efforts.

The program encourages businesses or civic groups to "adopt" major public roadway medians, which must be landscaped and maintained, including litter removal, for a minimum of two years. Each adopting group is publicly recognized for their efforts with two double-sided signs placed in the median.

In addition to creating new greenspaces, research shows landscaped medians reduce road rage, making roadways safer. These greenspaces also minimize the heat island effects from paved areas and improve our air quality. The landscaped medians can also improve adjacent property values by as much as 15 percent.

Ski Club holds extravaganza

DULUTH - The Atlanta Ski Club will unveil its schedule for skiing and snowboarding trips at its annual Ski Extravaganza.

The Ski Extravaganza will be held from 6:30 to 11 p.m.

Aug. 11 at Modavi restaurant, 11625 Medlock Bridge Road in Duluth. This free event is open to both Ski Club members and nonmembers.

Atlanta Ski Club members and guests will have the opportunity to learn more about the club's ski resort destinations, meet trip leaders, ask questions and mingle with their potential travel and ski companions.

All attendees who join the club during the Extravaganza will receive a complementary subscription to both Ski Adventure Magazine and Ski Magazine. There will be early bird trip discounts, giveaways, appetizers, drink specials and a DJ. Trips this year include Big Sky, Mont.; Copper Mountain, Colo.; Lake Tahoe, Calif. and international destinations including Andorra and Morzine, France.

Early sign-up is encouraged to ensure a confirmed reservation ,as most trips are limited to 40 to 50 people.

For more information and a list of other upcoming events, see www.atlantaskiclub.org or call 404-303-1460.

Falcons runners-up in championship

The Dacula Falcons were the runners-up in the 2007 Georgia Dixie Youth Baseball State Championships. Pictured are Tyler Thrash, Robert Brooks, Troy Allen, Michael Cherwenka, Bailey Skelley and Patrick Diaz in the first row; Michael McInnis, Zach Richardson, John Paul Kakos, Ryan Vigue, Gino Palomba and Jason Fointno in row two and Coaches Paul Kakos, Mike Cherwenka and Keith Allen in the third row.

Gwinnett Gab appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.