From the CHCA Board: Clairmont Heights Civic Association meeting, Thursday, September 25, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, North Decatur Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 611 Medlock Road, Decatur, GA 30033. Please mark your calendars! CHCA will hold this special informational meeting to discuss the findings from our neighborhood survey and share annexation updates. A very tight timeline applies to this process, so we feel that it is critical to discuss the important choices we face as a community. We hope to see you there! Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional details will be posted at http://clairmontheights.org
From MANA Watch: Attached is the September Watch E-letter- There have been several attempted child abductions, please be aware and educate your children about strangers.
To benefit the Dekalb History Center:
From the county CEO's office: Neighborhood summit; Operations Task Force meetings; International Food and Music Festival; Household Hazardous Waste event.
From Dave Butler: Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve, in coordination with the Atlanta Audubon Society, is hosting a birding field trip at CSNP on Saturday October 11 at 8:00 AM. We particularly want to welcome folks from the Medlock area that are interested in birding or have never visited the nature preserve. I will lead the walk with Jay Davis, a friend and experienced birder. No experience needed and there is no cost to attend. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable boots or shoes; the preserve trails may be muddy depending on rain before the trip. Ages 10 and up are welcome.
From WABE: "The City of Decatur has mapped out its latest annexation plans, but the cityhood movement in DeKalb County could mean this is Decatur’s last shot at growing its borders....." [Read more.] See also Decatur's annexation map on MANA's blog.
Update with notes from MANA: " An update was posted by the Druid Hills Charter Cluster initiative earlier this week. Although state law requires that the refiled petition be taken up by the DeKalb County school board for their vote on approval or non-approval, agendas for [the] board ... over the past several months have noticeably avoided this task. So... what to do? ...." [Read more.]
From MANA: "MANA community meeting with Councilman Alex Wan, Atlanta District 6, September 17, 2014. ... This meeting is part of a series of meetings where MANA is reaching out to public officials to better understand how our neighborhood may be impacted by annexations or by new cities that include us or happen close enough to impact us....." [Read more.]
From District 2 Commisioner Jeff Rader: Sunday Voting; Early voting; Conversation with a cop.
DeKalb Operations Task Force Meetings:Subcommittee on Governance, September 24; working meeting, October 1; full task force meeting,October 8. All meetings start at 6pm at Maloof Auditorium in Decatur. For more information:http://www.co.dekalb.ga.us/OperationsTaskForce2014/index.html. h/t Druid Hills Civic Association.
From Emory: Dear Neighbors: Please mark your calendars for our next quarterly community meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 23, from 6:30-8:00 PM, in room E160 in the Health Sciences Research Building (HSRB). The HSRB is on Haygood Drive, next to Druid Hills High School and parking is available on Andrews Drive adjacent to the building.
From Little Creek Conservancy: Come out and support the Little Creek Conservancy at HorseFest on Saturday, September 20th from 12-4pm. Equestrian Demonstrations, Horse and Rider Costume Contest, Pony Rides, Vendors, Crafts, Food Beer, Farrier Demonstration. Cost: $5 General Admission. Children ages 5 and under are free. Certain activities cost extra.
Via the Druid Hills Civic Association: Emory Events: Win the Fight Winship 5K Run will start and end at McDonough Field, September 20, 8:30am; for more information:http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1100098. Also: Curious George Meet & Greet & Cookie Social, Barnes & Noble, September 20, 11am. For information: email@example.com.
From the Druid Hills Civic Association: Open Streets Emory Village returns on Sunday, September 21, 3-7pm.. Come and enjoy performance, instruction, strolling & much more with food and drink provided by village restaurants. Toast to Emory Village supporters & dedication of plaza, fountain, and plaques: 5pm. For more information: www.openstreetsdekalb.org.
From Fernbank Science Center: Fall Plant Sale, Saturday September 20, 2014, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. Available for Purchase: A wide variety of trees, shrubs, and flowering perennials. Many of the plants are native species that are often difficult to find elsewhere! Click here for a sample list of plants
From the county CEO's office: Sunday voting; Curbside consultants sought; Training: Skywarn storm spotters.
From the county CEO's office: 2014 DeKalb Neighborhood Summit GET CONNECTED DEKALB! On Saturday, November 1, 2014, DeKalb County will present the Fifth Annual DeKalb Neighborhood Summit at Tucker High School, 5036 LaVista Rd, Tucker, GA 30084. This one-day gathering brings together the best and brightest of DeKalb's community leaders to engage, learn and advance their vision for their communities. This year's theme will be, "Get Connected DeKalb!". The focus will be connecting communities to information, resources, opportunities and county leadership that will help neighborhoods to thrive and succeed. Summit Registration
From District 6 Commissioner Kathie Gannon: In the wake of swirling charges of corruption, a group of engaged DeKalb citizens is bringing forth recommendations to reform DeKalb County government. The diverse group of neighborhood leaders has been working since February on recommendations to give guidance to the Blueprint to Redefine DeKalb County. The Blueprint is a framework for reform - it addresses: procurement process, ethics, transparency, and rebuilding trust in our county government. The Blueprints Leadership team has called a public meeting on September 30th [6:30 p.m. at Maloof Auditorium, Decatur] and launched a website, www.BlueprintDeKalb.
[Update: he has been re-united with his family. Thanks all.] From a neighbor: "Bucky" was found on Wednesday, September 10th in the neighborhood of Clairmont Heights. A sweet and mellow chihuahua, he is probably 3 to 5 years old. Vets tell us he has been well taken care of, though he has no microchip. If you know this dog, please call. Eve 404-327-6009