Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try…
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The 20th annual Dacula Memorial Day parade will take place Monday, May 27.
By Marvin Atherton We are looking for veterans of all wars to participate in the 20th annual Dacula Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 27, 2013. The theme for this year’s parade is “20 Years of Honor and Remembrance”. We will have a special float in the parade this year just for veterans to ride on. Mr. Jerome Beggs of the Buford Corn Maze in Buford has offered his wagon to carry veterans in the parade this year. If you are a veteran or if you know of any veterans, we want you! We want to recognize and honor you in the 20th annual Dacula Memorial Day parade! Seating is limited, so contact Marvin Atherton at email@example.com as soon as possible to register your Veteran for a seat on this special float. For more information about …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The theme for this year’s parade is “20 Years of Honor and Remembrance."
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Monday, May 28, 2012
Memorial Day is set aside to honor those who died while serving in the United States military.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Memorial Day originated in the days after the Civil War and was originally known as Decoration Day. Here are five facts about this holiday:
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Parade entries must be postmarked before or on Friday, May 18, 2012.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Have we lost the meaning of Memorial Day?
Yesterday was Memorial Day. Our current culture looks forward to Memorial Day as the beginning of summer. In many neighborhoods and public parks the swimming pool officially opens on Memorial Day. For many families the first picnic of the season is planned for that day. The majority of school districts have closed their school year by Memorial Day. Dacula always has a great parade commemorating the special day. With all these great festive events and rites of passage into summer, too many people are unaware of the reason we have a day known as Memorial Day. Rather than going into a full rendering of the history of Memorial Day, this writer is reminding that the day was originally set aside to remember the people who died serving our …
Monday, May 30, 2011
Parade and festival honors veterans and those who gave all.
Area residents lined the streets of Dacula today for the city's 18th annual Memorial Day parade. Former 7th Congressional District candidate Col. Doug Heckman and Staff Sgt. Jeremy Wilczek served as parade grand marshals. Other parade participants include Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash, the Dacula High School marching band, Miss Jr. Teen America Victoria Kokinos, the Georgia Gwinnett College ROTC, Gwinnett County Fire Station 16, numerous Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops as well as a host of local politicians, businesses and civic organizations. For photos of today's parade, check out the mobile uploads album on the Dacula Patch Facebook page. Do you have photos or video of today's parade? You can upload and share them …
Gwinnett County’s Memorial Day ceremony to include the addition of one name to the Fallen Heroes monument.
Monday, May 30, 2011
A local Marine killed in combat operations will be honored during Gwinnett County’s annual Memorial Day ceremony. Lance Cpl. Joseph “Ryan” Giese, who resided in Lawrenceville and later in Winder, was killed in January of this year while on foot patrol in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. According to the website Freedom Remembered, Giese enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2007. From September of 2008 to April of 2009, he was deployed in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In July of 2010, Giese was deployed as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Giese was days away from ending his deployment when he was killed by the detonation of an improvised-explosive device, or IED. During his time in the Marine Corps, Giese was awarded the …
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Navy team wins All Services Softball Tournament hosted by Sentinels of Freedom in Duluth.
It could have been the Fourth of July with American flags, red, white & blue bunting, speeches, and ballgames, but the mood was more somber at the Sentinels of Freedom Gwinnett fourth annual All Services Softball Tournament. Four teams representing the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force played in the tournament at Bunten Road Park in Duluth following a program memoralizing veterans Saturday (May 28) morning. Tim Thornberry, president of Sentinels of Freedom Gwinnett, welcomed ball players and observers to the Memorial Day Weekend event. District 1 Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter introduced the keynote speaker Seventh District U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA). Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris commended the Sentinels of Freedom Gwinnett …
Friday, May 27, 2011
New boardwalk-themed entertainment district opens at Lake Lanier.
Friday, May 27, 2011
This Memorial Day weekend, Lake Lanier Islands Resorts will unveil a new addition to its recreational offerings. LanierWorld, a lakeside entertainment district, features three distinct areas: Family Fun Park, Big Beach, and Sunset Cove. The district will also be the site of several new eateries and numerous summer performances. “At Lake Lanier Islands Resort, we strive to give each of our Resort guests and daily visitors an experience they won’t soon forget. With the introduction of LanierWorld, we’re doing just that,” said Islands Management Company CEO Virgil Williams in a released statement. “LanierWorld is an imaginative compilation of feedback we’ve received from longtime fans and guests of the Resort. This is really their vision – a …