);
Connect with us

Community

Two Residents Celebrate a Century of Living

Published

on

centenarians VillagePark
Left to right, Mike and Debbie Mason, Mrs. Wischusen’s son, Henry Wischusen. Seated, Margaret Wischusen.
centenarians VillagePark
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.

Continue Reading

Community

Unity Atlanta Invites Community to Interfaith Sunday

Published

on

Unity Atlanta invites the community to Interfaith Sunday on June 30 during the 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. services to hear guest speaker Carl McColman discuss The Fullness of Joy is to Behold God in All.  

McColman, a contemplative writer and spiritual teacher based in Clarkston, Georgia, will share how every heartbeat is a miracle and every heartbeat is a prayer – because every heart is sacred; a portal to the Divine within.

He writes a blog for Patheos and is the co-host of the “Encountering Silence” podcast. McColman’s books include The Big Book of Christian MysticismBefriending SilenceAnswering the Contemplative Call and Invitation to Celtic Wisdom

Unity Atlanta embraces diversity of all forms, including spiritual traditions. To celebrate the multiple paths to God, the church invites interfaith speakers to share the pulpit with Senior Pastor Rev. Jennifer L. Sacks on the fifth Sunday of the month.

Unity Atlanta is located at 3597 Parkway Lane in Peachtree Corners. For more information, call 770-441-0585 or visit unityatl.org.

Continue Reading

Community

Family Field Day

Published

on

Grab your family and friends and enjoy a day of fun in the sun at Family Field DaySaturdayJune 15th on the Town Green. Admission to this event is FREE and includes a DJ spinning fun tunes and classic field day games like tug of war and sack races. Field Day participants can also take part in inflatable ax throwing, big foot races and more!

Parking is available within the Town Center – 5200 Town Center Blvd.

Additional parking is available 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!

Continue Reading

Community

Live on the Green with Emily Hackett

Published

on

Emily Hackett

The Live on the Green series hosts free monthly concerts in the Town Center through October. The summer performances kick off with Emily Hackett on Saturday, June 22.

Hackett, who was raised in Atlanta but has since moved to Nashville to launch her music career, has gained recognition as a country artist through her bold and honest songwriting. In fact, she was recently named one of the 10 “need to know” up-and-coming country artists by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Her unique, fresh take on country music has cemented her place in the new wave of the genre and allowed her to tour with renowned artists like Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and Luke Bryan.

The show will start at 7 p.m., and Farm Burger will be serving up classics like their original Farm Burger and the popular Chicken Burger, along with local craft beer off the back patio. Parking will be available within the Town Center and off Davinci Court off Peachtree Corners Circle.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, and get ready for a night of great music, food and family fun.

Continue Reading
Advertisement podcast

Topics and Categories

Recent Posts

Trending

Copyright © 2019 Mighty Rockets LLC, powered by WordPress.

Get Weekly Updates!

Get Weekly Updates!

Don't miss out on the latest news, updates, and stories about Peachtree Corners.

You have Successfully Subscribed!