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Two Residents Celebrate a Century of Living



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Left to right, Mike and Debbie Mason, Mrs. Wischusen’s son, Henry Wischusen. Seated, Margaret Wischusen.
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Left to right, Debbie and Mike Mason, James Aguilar and his wife Norma, daughter-in-law Mary and son Christopher Aguilar.

It’s rare enough to find someone who has lived long enough to celebrate a 100th birthday. So, imagine finding two people who have lived an entire century.  Just recently two centenarians, both residents at Village Park at Peachtree Corners, a senior living community, celebrated their 100th birthdays with family and friends.

James Aguilar
James Aguilar

James Aguilar, a WWII veteran, born March 3, 1919 and Margaret Wischusen, born March 20, 1919, who worked in a factory repairing airplanes during WWII, recently reached the remarkable milestone.

The two were recognized recently during a special birthday celebration at Village Park. It was an evening for reminiscing as Mr. Aguilar’s son told of his father’s humble upbringing in Honduras before moving to the United States and Mrs. Wischusen’s son retold the story of how she had met her husband during WWII.

Mr. Aguilar served in the U.S. Army during WWII coordinating civilian logistics during the reconstruction of Germany. It was there that he met is future wife Norma Hayes. They married and raised five children. In his later years he was a hands-on volunteer with Habitat for Humanity for many years transporting goods and making repairs.

Mrs. Wischusen, a native of Malden, Massachusetts, spent her summers in Maine and attended Boston University where she studied Latin and Fine Arts. Later she married and was blessed with four children, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She enjoyed boating, gardening and traveling. She hosted many golf events and was a set designer for a local theater.

Peachtree Corners Mayor Mike Mason presented proclamations to each centenarian before 75 well-wishers who came to share in the celebration.

“It was a pleasure to have the chance to meet Mrs. Wischusen and Mr.  Aguilar,” said Mayor Mike Mason. “They have led remarkable and rich lives. It was an honor to be part of such a special occasion.” 

Additionally, Bob Ballagh, executive director for the Peachtree Corners Veterans Monument Association, presented each with a plaque, recognizing Mr. Agular’s service to our country and Mrs. Wischusen for her support for her husband during war time. The event was followed by dinner, a live concert, and a giant cake that was shared with their friends and family.

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Town Center Grand Opening Set For Saturday, April 27



Town Center at Peachtree Corners

It’s been a long time coming – but the day to celebrate the completion of the city’s Town Center is upon us. On Saturday, April 27, the afternoon will be filled with fun activities, music, food and more as we revel in the culmination of years of planning, designing and constructing of our Town Center.

The Grand Opening of the all-new Town Green at Town Center on Saturday, April 27th from 4 pm – 9 pm.  Admission is FREE to enjoy the grand opening parade, DJ, strolling performers and a variety of food vendors. Fans can also visit one of the many restaurants located within the Town Center and bring food to the Town Green. 

The event finale is a concert featuring Atlanta Rhythm Section!  With 15 albums of outstanding performances and songwriting to their name, the Atlanta Rhythm Section has been a staple on the Southern Rock scene for more than 50 years. With hits such as “So Into You,” “Champagne Jam,” “Imaginary Lover,” “Homesick” and “Spooky” this show won’t disappoint!

The all new Town Green is located off Peachtree Parkway directly across from the Forum in the Town Center shopping center at 5140 Town Center Blvd.


Park and Walk

Park in the parking areas off Davinci Court off Peachtree Corners Circle (3720 Davinci Ct, 3715 Davinci Ct or 2745 Davinci Ct). You’ll cross Peachtree Corners Circle and access the Town Green via a path – look for the signs!

Park and Ride

A FREE shuttle is available for guests who park in the parking lots off Triangle Parkway and Metric Place. (5400 Triangle Pkwy, 5430 Metric Pl, 4725 Peachtree Corners Cr, 5390 Triangle Pkwy). The shuttle will pick up and drop off at the corner of Triangle Pkwy and Metric Pl, in front of 5400 Triangle Pkwy. Free shuttles to and from the Town Green will run from 4:00pm to 12:30am.

Ride Share

We strongly encourage the use of Ride Share for the event. Ride share drop off and pick up location is The Piedmont Bank, 5100 Peachtree Parkway. 

  Event Parking Map

Prohibited Items

For the safety and convenience of all guests the following items are prohibited on the Town Green for the Grand Opening Event

  • Glass Containers
  • Fires or Barbeque Grills
  • Weapons or Firearms
  • No prior claiming of lawn spots with personal items is allowed in advance of concerts or events
  • Hard Sided or Large Coolers
  • Large or oversized bags/back packs, luggage, or duffel bags
  • Fireworks or Sparklers
  • Smoking, Vaping or use of any tobacco products
  • Illegal Substance or Drugs
  • Pets or Animals with the exception of service animals
  • Flying Objects including but not limited to: Sports Balls, Flying Discs, Beach Balls, or Drones
  • Tents, tables or staking. No items can be affixed to any park infrastructure

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What Our Neighbors are Reading – Top 5 Mystery



This list of the most often checked out library books in Peachtree Corners is provided thanks to Elissa Checov, Manager of the Peachtree Corners Branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library. The information covers January and February 2019.


The Reckoning by John Grisham

A Delicate Touch by Stuart Woods

Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child

Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci

Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly

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What Our Neighbors are Reading – Top 10 Fiction & Romance



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