The Challenge Grants offer each recipient the opportunity to double fundraising efforts with a one-to-one dollar match. Each organization must first raise their awarded amounts before the foundation will disburse the Challenge Grant dollars. Monies raised must be new contributions, and each organization is challenged to raise the funds by the end of 2014.
Lawrenceville resident Jennifer Esping, 47, is retiring after 21 years owning the Hallmark store off Riverside Parkway.
Seventeen local Girl Scouts earned the highest achievement in Scouting this year.
A list of events happening in and around Gwinnett County.
The Norcross arts organization Kudzu Art Zone has a special exhibit on display at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse where viewers are asked to cast a ballot for their favorite piece. A People’s Choice Award will be presented at the close of the exhibit.
The radio station Q100 and The Bert Show will be selling affordable prom dresses during an event at Gwinnett Place Mall. The sale will benefit an organization that raises awareness and works toward the prevention of eating disorders.
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Norcross held an Ash Wednesday service in which ashes were lightly smeared on parishoners’ foreheads. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent.
Indran Indrakrishnan is a board certified gastroenterologist practicing at Gwinnett Digestive Clinic PC in Lawrenceville and is a clinical professor of medicine at Emory University. He requested that the governor issue a proclamation declaring March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in December.
Gwinnett firefighters responded to a home Monday evening where the chimney had caught fire.
Ranger, a black Labrador Retriever, was found on the side of Ga. Highway 211 after he had been struck by a motor vehicle. He was rushed to a veterinarian but was already deceased.
Eddie Beard, 71, won $1 million playing the Georgia Lottery’s 20th Anniversary Extravaganza. He purchased his winning ticket at a Buford convenience store.
The United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council of Gwinnett will recognize four women for their outstanding contributions to the Gwinnett community March 28.
A Hull Middle School student placed first in Saturday’s District 3 spelling bee.
Gwinnett police are investigating a homicide that occurred Saturday near Snellville. There are no known suspects.
Jeff Campana, whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, will present a workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Hudgens Center for the Arts.
The owner of a Peachtree Corners restaurant will select an honorary owner from 100-word essay submissions, and the new owner will take over for the day on April 1.
A suspect whom police are searching for reportedly attacked and robbed an elderly man of his wallet in the bathroom at a Norcross fast-food restaurant.
Fire officials found an exterior equipment unit behind a fenced in area that was releasing pressure at a Norcross business and the unknown gas was on fire.
The Squirm Burpee Circus will take the spotlight two nights this weekend.
The Buford mall has announced the future opening of two new stores and renovations to an existing businesses.
Plans for the mixed-use development site include seven sound stages, a film school and some housing on site, as well as talk of high-rise office buildings and a five-star hotel.
Each day this coming week will celebrate public works personnel and police officers with sweets, snacks and treats. The public is invited to partipate by dropping off specific items at designated locations.
The lineup includes the Lefty Williams Band, Zangaro, dangfly! and Little Boxes.
“The Edible Inevitable Tour” is making one of its final stops on this leg of the tour Friday, Feb. 28, in Atlanta.
“Amusement Park Science,” an exhibit at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center in Buford, explores science through roller coasters and other amusement park attractions.
New Dawn Theater Company is staging the Neil Simon play “Plaza Suite” through March 9.
The First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville held a dinner honoring couples who have been married for at least 50 years, and 32 couples attended the event.
According to the Department of Justice, Carl Skow attempted to purchase a 14-year-old girl from an undercover federal agent.
The organ’s many different sounds may be fading out in some churches, but a profile of two local organists show it’s still a major part of some Gwinnett services.
The sale was closed Wednesday and Thursday due to the winter storm.
Aurora Theatre presents the play “Tamer of Horses”
The play follows a teenage runaway and rapper who takes up residence in an old barn owned by a former teacher and his wife.
The Peachtree Cafe serves breakfast and lunch all day every day it’s open, offering breakfast specials until 9 a.m. and daily lunch specials on weekdays that typically include a sandwich with a soup on the side.
The incident occurred at Lester Road near Oak Drive in Lawrenceville.
Race organizers hope sunshine will be plentiful, melting any ice that might be left on the 13-mile race route.
Despite Ronald Reagan Parkway being closed Wednesday due to icy conditions, Saturday’s race is still on.
Find out when your trash will be picked up this week or next.
Snow and ice are expected to move in to Georgia on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s latest show, Built to Amaze!, is at the Arena at Gwinnett Center this weekend.
The show features a variety of acts showcasing performers from 17 different countries.
The cuisine offered up at Chopstixs is Chinese with Indian influences.
Sam Lewis will be joined on stage by Savannah-based performer Jefferson Ross and Austin, Texas, musician Jeff Talmadge.
This is the fourth campus in Gwinnett for the growing church.
The Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services is now accepting applications for its upcoming Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute.
Garcia stars alongside Vera Farmiga in the romantic comedy.
Franc D’Ambrosio will perform at the Buford Community Center this weekend.
The Buford restaurant failed a health inspection Jan. 22.
The Daily Post takes a look at each city’s code enforcement unit and some of their statistics for 2013.
The play runs through Feb. 9.
Patrick Combs relates the story of how he deposited a $95,000 promotional junk-mail check marked “non-negotiable” and his bank cashed it.
This restaurant serves up country cooking, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.