n a recent survey conducted among parents and other adults in Gwinnett, 75 percentof the respondents believed that a majority of teens in the county had a drink of alcohol in the last 30 days. This means that parents and other adults believe that a lot more teens are drinking than really are. They also believe that most parents of teens let them drink at home and allow them to go to parties where alcohol will be served.
More and more each day the community is coming together to support and honor the men and women who have served their country by enlisting or becoming commissioned in the U.S. military. There has been a wave of gratitude and appreciation being shown to these great men and women that have put their life and freedom on the line so that we as United States citizens can enjoy the benefits of living in a free society.
Volunteers at Hi-Hope leave plenty to be thankful for.
Duluth-based Peachtree Christian Hospice held its 14th Annual Golf Classic Oct. 27 at St. Ives Country Club. It was the first time in the tournament’s history to welcome a Presenting Sponsor, The Piedmont Bank.
On Oct.27, Peachtree Christian Hospice, a premier general inpatient hospice center located in Duluth, will host its 14th Annual Golf Classic in loving memory of co-Founder and board co-chair, William N. “Bill” Todd, Sr., who passed away in 2013.
GUIDE makes it a priority to keep teens safe by reducing and preventing underage drinking in Gwinnett County. Thanks to its partnership with the Gwinnett County Police Department, together, we are able to hold alcohol retailers accountable and reduce the rate at which youth under 21 purchase alcohol.
Want to make a difference in your community? Do you want to be a part of the nation’s largest two day volunteer event right here in Gwinnett County?
Are you a veteran or family member of a veteran? The Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services (Gwinnett Coalition) recently celebrated the grand opening of the first Gwinnett Veterans Resource Center (GVRC).
While the greater joy is usually in the act of giving, Peachtree Christian Hospice (PCH) recently experienced immense joy in receiving an awesome surprise from numerous City of Duluth employees. The surprise began when Martha S. Todd, PCH President and Board Chair received a call from Teresa Lynn, Duluth City Clerk, requesting that she and others would like to meet her at the Hospice to present a “gift.”
Do you love to exercise, cook or just have fun? Is your company looking for a new, exciting team building experience outside of the office or a way to give back to the community? Then Hi-Hope Service Center is looking for you!
Jackie Rossell’s first day at Peachtree Christian Hospice (PCH) was in late October of 2000. Barbara Baker, a registered dietician, and her former boss, contacted Jackie to tell her about an opening at PCH for a cook. Jackie wasn’t looking for another job, but thought about the call from Barbara and the potential opportunity. Well, you know the rest of the story. Jackie did interview and was offered the position of dietician for PCH.
Gwinnett is great and success lives here, yes, but not for everyone. Witness the work of the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Community Services and its Helpline, providing information and access to food, healthcare, childcare, housing, clothing, and a plethora of other sources of relief. These resources were not born out of a desire of bored people to find something to do, but rather were born to meet a pressing need.
As students all around the region eagerly anticipate the start of another school year, it’s a great time to celebrate the exceptional school systems we have around us. We are blessed to have thousands of highly dedicated teachers in our community that go above and beyond to make sure they are well-versed on the subjects they teach.
For many of us, retirement is on the horizon. It is something we’ve dreamed of for decades, but as the time draws near, reality hits and we realize that maybe we aren’t as well versed as we need to be on the money management process. While it’s an exciting time, it can be very intimidating.
“The truth lies somewhere in between.” I do not know who first put that thought into words, yet it is a statement most of us have heard and probably used.