Let’s Play Eat Local Bingo!

You already love to support your local bars, restaurants, cafes, and bakeries, so why not make a game out of it?! Maybe you’ll even discover something new. Every bingo you get gives you another entry to win the grand prize valued at over $250!
Here’s how you play:
1. Download a bingo card below or at dulutga.net/eatlocal. The first round kicks off on November 16, 2020, and runs through January 31, 2021.
2. Dine-in, carry out, order delivery, or purchase a gift card at any restaurant on your bingo card. Each purchase must be $20 or more, and you must save your receipts. All purchases must be made between November 16, 2020, and January 31, 2021.
3. When you get a valid bingo in a row (5 in a row), submit your information through the online submission form found at www.duluthga.net/eatlocal. You can submit one separate entry for every valid bingo. If you cross off every square on your card, you will receive 10 entries into the grand prize drawing.
4. The grand prize winner will be contacted by email on February 1, 2021, and they will have 48 hours to provide proof of purchase by showing receipts. If the winner is unable to provide proof of purchase, a new winner will be selected.
Don’t forget to show us those drool-worthy dishes on social media by using the hashtag #EatLocalDuluthGA!

Public Space Community Preference Survey

Calling all Duluth residents!
Please help us by filling out this 2020 Public Space Community Preference Survey. This is the second in a series of surveys designed to help City leaders plan for Duluth’s future.
If you live within Duluth City Limits, your participation is critical in helping guide our decision-makers. The survey will remain open through November 23, and the results are anonymous. The first survey focused on residential preferences was completed last month, and one more survey centered around commercial properties will be released in the coming weeks.
Complete the short survey by visiting: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/visualpreference

Sever Weather Alert

Severe weather may be headed our way. Below are a few reminders to help you stay safe and up-to-date on weather conditions.

• Stay updated on conditions through TV and/or radio.
• When possible, do not park on the streets so trucks can pass through.
• If you have a specific concern or need to report a hazardous area, please call the

Duluth Police Department’s non-emergency line at 770.476.4151.
• For customers who have Georgia Power, outages can be reported at www.georgiapower.com/storm or by phone at 888.891.0938.
• Jackson EMC customers should call their local office and use the Automated Outage Reporting System, or use the outage-reporting form on the cooperative’s website, www.jacksonemc.com in the event of an outage.
Stay safe!

Fall Events Update

Due to the ongoing pandemic and uncertainty on event restrictions, Howl on the Green has been canceled for the 2020 season.
Don’t fret! We have a few spooky, safe events to fill the Halloween void.
Fall Event Lineup:
  • September 12 – Duluth Drive-In Theatre featuring Jurassic Park
  • September 26 – Duluth Drive-In Theatre featuring Space Jam
  • October 10 – Kids Night at the Duluth Drive-In Theatre featuring Addams Family (2019)
  • October 24 – Duluth Drive-In Theatre featuring Beetlejuice
  • October 28 – Seek Duluth Halloween Edition
More details on the new events will be posted in the coming weeks to the City of Duluth Events page.

Downtown Duluth Open Container Zone

Did you know that the downtown entertainment district is an open container zone? This means that you can purchase alcohol to-go from any of our licensed downtown merchants to enjoy as you hang out on the green, stroll down Main Street or catch up with friends in Parsons Alley. However, alcohol cannot be brought from home or a merchant outside of the entertainment district highlighted on the map below.

Map of Downtown Duluth open container zone.
Map of Downtown Duluth open container zone.

This code applies to most City-sponsored events as well. Currently, the only events in which you can bring your own alcohol for consumption to Downtown Duluth are Summer Stage Concerts. Events in which alcohol can be brought from home will be categorized as “Open Zone” events and this will be noted on the City of Duluth event webpage.

For more information, please check out Sec. 3-268 of the Municode.

Join Team Gwinnett

In a joint collaboration with Gwinnett County, its 16 cities, the Gwinnett Municipal Association and other partners, the Gwinnett, Newton, & Rockdale County Health Departments have launched a new campaign to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Join Team Gwinnett calls on citizens to take accountability and “be team players” in the fight for a healthier Gwinnett with just three simple actions: washing hands, wearing a mask and social distancing.

Ready to take the pledge? Follow @JoinTeamGwinnett on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates or visit www.jointeamgwinnett.com.

Duluth City Council Appoints Marline Thomas to Post 2

Help us welcome our newest Councilmember, Marline Thomas!

Council Post 2 became vacant upon the resignation of former member Kirkland Carden earlier this year. City Council voted to appoint Thomas at the July 13 council meeting.

Marline was born in a small town in the Southwest of Puerto Rico where she attended the University of Puerto Rico before joining the US Army. She was stationed in Korea, Saudi Arabia, and various installations in the USA; spending 11 years on Active Duty and is a Desert Storm veteran.

Marline moved to Duluth, Georgia in 1998 and worked for major International organizations like McKesson, IHG, Dell, and ABB. She is widely recognized for her strategic impact, operations focus, technical savvy, and passion for people.

Photo of Marline Thomas being sworn into office by Judge Barrett.
Marline Thomas being sworn into office by Judge Barrett.

Marline strives to set an example and help address some of the challenges that contribute to the underrepresentation of Latinas in STEM. Marline is a founding member of the Technology Association of Georgia Diversity Society and the UGA 1961 Alumni Club. She is also a long term member of the Duluth Zoning Board of Appeals and the Veterans Marker committee.

She holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Masters in Business & Technology from the University of Georgia.

“We look forward to working with Marline to continue moving Duluth forward. Her insight and passion for the community is evident and we are excited to have her perspective on our team,” said Mayor Nancy Harris.

Marline lives in Duluth with her husband Tony and their dog Whiskey. They have 5 sons: Erick, Germaine, Chris, Jordan and Quincy.

 

Tell Us Your Story!

With the revitalization start soon on the bridge at Rogers Bridge Park, we are feeling pretty nostalgic, and we would love to revisit Duluth’s history through your family’s stories! Help us by sharing photos and tales from when Duluth was home to a cricket box factory, Mayor Nancy Harris could ride her horse to the dentist or when the rail was new to town. Bonus points if your favorite story features the original bridge at Rogers Bridge Park. Submit your story and old photos now by visiting the link below.

 

To submit your story and old photos, please visit: https://forms.gle/a26EZYuYidfSKjvh7 

City of Duluth Events Update

In an effort to further reduce the community spread of COVID-19 and with the ever-changing restrictions placed on large gatherings, the following additional events have been removed from the 2020 lineup:
 
• Fridays-N-Duluth presents Food Truck Friday (July 17 – Sept 18)
• Fridays-N-Duluth presents Block Party on Main (July 31 & Aug 28)
• Whatever Floats Your Boat (July 18)
• Back-to-School Bubblepalooza (July 29)
• Flicks on the Bricks (Aug 7 & Sept 4)
• Summer Stage Concert featuring Rock of Ages (Aug 15, will be rescheduled for 2021)
• Duluth El Senor Taco Festival (Aug 29 & 30)
• Duluth Arts Festival (Aug 29 & 30)
• September 11 Tribute (Sept 11)
• Duluth Derby Day (Sept 5)
• Community Yard Sale (Oct 3)
• Rocky Horror Picture Show (Oct 24)
• Duluth High School Football 5K
• Duluth High Wildcat Theater Musical
• Duluth Rotary Car Show
 
But we do have some good news, too! We will be featuring live entertainment every Friday and Saturday throughout the rest of the summer. There will be a DJ in Parsons Alley from 6-11pm and a live band on the Main Stage from 6-9pm so grab dinner from a local restaurant and hang out under one of the three socially distanced dining tents throughout Downtown.
 
While enjoying the tents and picnic tables, we ask that you take the following precautions:
 
• Sanitize the table when you arrive and when you leave by utilizing the provided sanitation stations
• Utilize the hand sanitizing stations located near the tents frequently
• Do not move the tables as they have been distanced with your safety in mind
• Clean up after yourself by disposing of all food and trash in provided bins before you leave
• No organized events or parties may take place
 
We thank you for your understanding and our event team looks forward to bringing back all of your favorite events when it is safe to do so!