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Peachtree Corners Life LIVE
18 minutes | Oct 10, 2021
The Joro Spider in Peachtree Corners and What You Should Know
One of the big concerns of homeowners in Gwinnett County is the appearance of the Joro Spider. These spiders have been causing quite the stir on the Next Door app and among neighbors all across Peachtree Corners. Tim Daly, an expert from the UGA Gwinnett Extension Program, is Rico’s guest on today’s episode. He and Rico chat as Tim sheds some light on where these spiders came from and how to handle them.
34 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
New ARPA Grants Start Up, AV Shuttles Return to Tech Park and other City News
Fresh from giving a keynote speech at this year's Move America 2021 (Mobility Conference), we speak with City Manager Brian Johnson about the new AV shuttles in Technology Park - the first time TWO different autonomous vehicles will be operated in the same environment).) Plus, we talk about the ARPA grants that just launched and more city news.Timestamp:[00:00:30] - Intro[00:02:01] - Autonomous Shuttles in Technology Park[00:10:54] - ARPA Grants[00:17:43] - New Interests in Curiosity Labs[00:21:41] - Spalding Drive Expansion[00:23:04] - Other Building Projects and Expansions[00:30:48] - Closing
32 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
Find out why Lisamarie Bristol is Running for Gwinnett Solicitor-General?
Lisamarie Bristol, a candidate for Gwinnett’s next Solicitor-General, wants to use her experience to create a safer, more compassionate community through effective early interventions that protect victims and help to set low-level offenders on the right path. Bristol and Rico Figliolini discuss her experience and plans were she to win the seat in 2022.
34 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
What does the French American Chamber, 5G Program Expansion and the Secretary of Transportation have in Common?
Peachtree Corners and Curiosity Lab continues to draw attention nationally (with a recent visit by Secretary of Transporation Pete Buttigieg) and internationally (from France, the Swiss Consul General, and others.) Find out how this impacts our community, business, and where we go from here. With your host Rico Figliolini and City Manager Brian Johnson on Prime Lunchtime with the City Manager.
25 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
Autumn Clark, Powering through to a Strong Comeback
Autumn Clark, a student at Greater Atlanta Christian School (GAC), is a gifted athlete who has worked tenaciously to develop her talents. More than a year ago, she suffered an injury that sidelined her for a while — but not for long. She powered through her rehab and had returned stronger and more determined than ever.[00:00:30] - Opening[00:01:40] - Autumn’s Background[00:02:57] - A Huge Setback[00:05:33] - Physical Therapy and Coming Back[00:08:23] - Balancing Sports, Life, and School[00:11:24] - How COVID has Impacted Sports[00:13:06] - How Autumn Plays[00:15:41] - Moving on to College[00:17:06] - Autumn’s Other Interests[00:22:15] - Closing
32 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
"Stay Positive" Debbie Mason's Journey with a Daunting Diagnosis
Cancer is never a diagnosis you want to hear. Debbie Mason, active resident of Peachtree Corners and wife of Mayor Mike Mason has faced ups and downs in her battle with this terrifying diagnosis. In this follow-up episode to the article in Peachtree Corners Magazine, Debbie and Mike share the story of their incredible journey.[00:00:30] - Opening[00:02:05] - Routine Testing[00:05:21] - The Diagnosis[00:07:51] - Treatment and Complications[00:16:01] - Love, Support and Prayers[00:18:07] - Changing Priorities[00:20:57] - Mike’s Feelings[00:24:33] - Dealing with COVID[00:25:53] - Next Steps[00:30:10] - Closing
50 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
New Huge Medical Campus, 1200 new jobs; Two Autonomous Vehicle Companies; and National Attention
What company just announced a $500 Million investment to build a medical campus in Peachtree Corners and add 1200 new jobs to the area? What 2 models of autonomous vehicles will make their debut in late August on Curiosity Lab's 5G enabled 3.0-mile test track? Plus trees, trees, trees. Some talk about Georgia Power and continued tree removal and trimming.Timestamp:[00:00:30] - Opening[00:01:28] - Intuitive Surgical Coming to Peachtree Corners[00:33:04] - New Autonomous Vehicles[00:39:42] - Georgia Power Tree Removal[00:48:14] - ClosingVisit http://livinginpeachtreecorners.com/... for more information on Peachtree Corners, GA, Peachtree Corners Magazine, and our other podcasts.
46 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
V2X Mobility, Path to Fitness and Getting Back to Work, with City Councilmember Alex Wright
In this episode of Peachtree Corners Life, Rico talks with Councilmember Alex Wright about new programs coming from Curiosity Lab, economic advancements in the city, plus the October V2X Conference, the expansion of the Path to Fitness trail, and additional improvements to Town Center.Timestamp:[00:00:30] - Intro[00:01:12] - Coming back to work after COVID[00:06:38] - Government Work Post COVID[00:10:20] - V2X Conference[00:13:22] - Autonomous Vehicle Usage[00:21:14] - Fitness Trail Updates[00:26:55] - Creating Anchors[00:41:48] - Closing
33 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
How Gwinnett's Superior Court is Getting Back to Work
Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge Tracie H. Cason. talks about her first-hand experience moving into her position in 2018 and what the courtrooms were like during the COVID pandemic and now during the reopening of the courts and jury trial.Join Rico Figliolini on this latest podcast of Peachtree Corners Life.Timestamp:[00:00:30] - Intro[00:02:48] - Tracie’s Experience[00:06:14] - Learning How to Be a Judge[00:08:11] - Adjusting to COVID[00:22:44] - Video versus In-Person[00:30:22] - Closing
43 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Concerts, V2X Live Conference, City Charter Amendment, Hotel Conversions, and more
Rico Figliolini and Peachtree Corners City Manager Brian Johnson are back with another episode of Prime Lunchtime with the City Manager. They’ve got a ton of exciting news and information on the city of Peachtree Corners. Topics on this episode include: New Concert info, local economy updates, and information on the V2X Conference coming to the city in October.
42 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Why is the city amending its Charter? Plus, opening up for business
In Prime Lunchtime with the City Manager, we're talking about city charter amendments, "opening up", concerts, job fairs, Town Green improvements, trails, hotel conversion to apartment ordinance, and more. There is a lot on the agenda, let's get to it.
13 minutes | May 11, 2021
Q&A with Wesleyan School Golfer Jada Richardson
Jada Richardson, a senior golfer at Wesleyan School was recently named one of Gwinnett Daily Post’s “Super Six”. Listen in to this episode of Peachtree Corners Life to hear all about her incredible journey, the impact of COVID19, family, and where she draws her inspiration.Resources:Instagram: @jadarichardson1Timestamp:[00:00:30] - Intro[00:00:42] - How Jada got into Golf[00:03:36] - Becoming a Successful Golfer[00:04:42] - The Impact of COVID on Golfing[00:05:38] - Family and Golfing[00:06:52] - Drawing Inspiration[00:08:40] - Jada’s Hobbies and Interests[00:11:00] - Closing
36 minutes | May 10, 2021
American Rescue Plan, LPR Cameras and More on Prime Lunchtime with the City Manager
It’s a brand new month and that means more exciting news about the city. In this episode of Prime Lunchtime with the City Manager, Brian and Rico discuss the American Rescue Plan Act, success stories of the LPR Cameras, exciting developments, and much more.
40 minutes | Apr 11, 2021
A Conversation about Recent Anti-Asian Hate Crimes, with Long Tran
Long Tran, owner of Peachy Corners Cafe, and an advocate of the Asian community joins Rico Figliolini to discuss hate crimes against Asian Americans, what it means to be Asian in America, how businesses are affected, and where we go from here.
28 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
Two Student Artists talk about their art and the Virtual Wesleyan Artist Market 2021
In this episode of Peachtree Corners Life, Rico Figliolini is joined by two young and inspiring student artists, Kate Adent and Dane Scott. Kate and Dane are two of many young artists that are involved in the upcoming Virtual Wesleyan Artist’s Market. Dane and Kate share their artistic journey, inspirations, and experience with the upcoming artist’s market.Resources:Kate’s Website: KatePrints.comKate’s Social Media: @KatePrintsDane’s Social Media: @Dane_Scott19Virtual Artist’s Market www.ArtistsMarket.WesleyanSchool.org
40 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
The History of the Peachtree Corners Area and the City that Grew from it.
The Nesbits, the Medlocks, and the Neelys were part of the rich history of the Peachtree Corners area, along with other well-known families, native American Indians and European settlers that came here. Author Carole Townsend talks about her new book - The History of an Innovative and Remarkable City.Rico Figliolini hosts a talk with Townsend about her two-year journey in researching and writing the book that lays out this area's history from 1770 to 2020.
31 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
What you need to know about the New Multi-Use Development in Peachtree Corners
Learn about the new proposed 9.2 acre Peachtree Parkway multi-use development, new townhome application for at Peachtree Corners Circle and Jay Bird Alley, and Cornerstone Academy's expansion plans.All from my talk with Peachtree Corners City Manager Brian Johnson.
35 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Mulit-Use Ordinance Changes to Guide New Development in Peachtree Corners
Join Rico Figliolini and Brian Johnson on this episode of Prime Lunchtime with the City Manager to hear about all of the exciting things coming to Peachtree Corners. Get updates on new restaurants coming to town, expansions, redevelopment, and details on the multi-use ordinance.
46 minutes | Nov 1, 2020
How are Gwinnett Schools Handling the COVID Challenge and Hybrid Learning with Mary Kay Murphy
How are Gwinnett Schools handling COVD19, distance, and in-person learning, and what is the future direction they should be taking. We interview current school board member Mary Kay Murphy (District 3
47 minutes | Sep 27, 2020
Prime Lunchtime with Peachtree Corners City Manager Brian Johnson
As always, every month we talk with Peachtree Corners City Manager Brian Johnson to discuss current topics and the future plans for the city. This episode includes more discussion on the East Jones Bridge project, the Governors Lake Multi-Use rezoning application, the refunding revenue bond, the pedestrian bridge, and Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners Recorded socially safe from the City of Peachtree Corners, Georgia
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