Norcross to hold Community Cleanup Day

NORCROSS - Norcross Community Development and Public Works will hold a centralized Community Cleanup Day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Public Works Barn at 65 Lawrenceville St., two doors down from City Hall.

Norcross residents will be able to drop off bulky items, trash, old appliances and furniture and other unwanted items. All items must be of reasonable size and environmentally safe. Solvents or hazardous materials such as batteries, paint, large car parts, motors, tires, oil, antifreeze, concrete and household chemicals will not be accepted. A bin for recyclable items will be available, and plastic, paper, cardboard, aluminum, phone books and similar items will be accepted. Recyclable items must be separate from other items.

The event will be limited to city residents, and verification of address will be required.

However, electronics recycling will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items including unwanted computers, monitors and discs will be accepted.

For more information, call Code Enforcement at 770-448-7327 or e-mail

GGC hosts story hour to celebrate Hispanic heritage

LAWRENCEVILLE - As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Georgia Gwinnett College will host a children's story hour from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the college's library in Building B on the Lawrenceville campus.

College students and faculty will read to children in both English and Spanish to awaken in children the joy of reading and expand their interest in books.

The bilingual professors and students participating in the events also will offer a workshop to parents that will focus on different strategies they can use to read with their children to help them to excel in school. In addition, they will assist parents as they choose age-appropriate literature for their children.

The free program is open to all families.