Our network

Community Spirit

Atlanta UHY Advisors’ David Barton Brings Risk Management to Teen Driving

Atlanta UHY Advisors’ David Barton Brings Risk Management to Teen Driving

Barton Helps Teens Become Smarter, Safer Drivers at Tire Rack Street Survival School

As a Principal with UHY Advisors in Atlanta, David Barton advises companies how best to manage their business and minimize their risk. He recently took that approach from his desk to the streets as a volunteer instructor teaching teens safe driving skills at the Tire Rack Street Survival event held Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds.

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

ATLANTA -- All of the Chick-fil-A restaurants in metro Atlanta will host a special mother-son Date Knight on Saturday, Apr. 28.

The Date Knight format will be similar to that of the franchise's massively popular Daddy-Daughter Date Nights. It will give mothers and sons a special chance to enjoy some quality time together.

The event will have a medieval theme, hence the "Knight" part of its title.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with," Robin Lomax, Chick-fil-A area marketing director, said in a statement. "We understand the importance of mother-son relationships and want to encourage local moms to come to Chick-fil-A, enjoy their sons' company over a meal and have fun."

Gwinnett County calls on residents, businesses to volunteer

Gwinnett County calls on residents, businesses to volunteer

Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash announced the official launch of a countywide volunteer program, Volunteer Gwinnett, during the annual State of the County address in February and called on residents, businesses, and organizations to get involved.

 

RECIPE | Jennifer Williams' Pear and Prosciutto Ravioli with Pear Sauce

RECIPE | Jennifer Williams' Pear and Prosciutto Ravioli with Pear Sauce

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Jennifer Williams, a student in the Culinary Arts program at Gwinnett Technical College, recently won first place in the 2012 USA Pears Culinary Student Competition at Le Cordon Bleu in Portland, Ore.

Her Pear and Prosciutto Ravioli with Pear Sauce netted Williams a $1,000 scholarship.

Learn how to make Williams' award-winning recipe here.

Pasta
9.5 oz. all-purpose flour
3 large eggs

Pear Sauce
5 oz. Bosc pears, peeled, seeded and rough-chopped
4 oz. Bartlett pears, peeled, seeded and rough-chopped
4 oz. Comice pears, peeled, seeded and rough-chopped
1 tbsp. butter
18 oz. sparkling pear juice
1 tbsp. freshly ground cardamom
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 oz. heavy cream

Powerball jackpot rises to $250 million

Powerball jackpot rises to $250 million

ATLANTA – Powerball has soared to staggering heights. Wednesday’s jackpot has jumped to $250 million after no one matched all the winning numbers in Saturday’s drawing.

One Georgia Lottery player won $10,000 in Saturday’s drawing. The lucky ticket was purchased in Pooler.

The Powerball jackpot has been growing since Dec. 28 and has rolled 12 times.

 Powerball offers two payment options: the $250 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments, or the cash option, which is approximately $156 million.

 Powerball tickets are $2 per play.

 As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.

Quotes from the Snellville City Council meeting of January 9, 2012

Snellville -  Our friends at what was once MySnellvilleBlog, but what is now SnellvilleToday.com has a very thorough and interesting report from the latest city council meeting from early this week. Click the link below to read their full article.

 

“The city had a pretty good year.” – Snellville city auditor says the city has a total fund of $2,460,661 of which $1,964,895 is unassigned (which means it’s available for disasters, budget deficits, and unexpected expenditures).