From local resident Michele Hiskey: Saint Bartholomew's artists' holiday market. 1790 La Vista Rd NE, Meeting room.
From rep. Mike Jacobs: DeKalb Legislative Public Hearings. The DeKalb County Legislative Delegation – the members of the state House and Senate who represent portions of the county – will hold three public hearings [12/4, 12/12, 12/19] across the county to hear from you on state and local issues. Please join us and make your voice heard. The schedule is as follows:
From Jay Scott in the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "The Druid Hills Charter Cluster group Monday night said it plans to revise and refile its petition seeking to establish a cluster of seven schools under its own administration. Matt Lewis of the group's organizing committee requested that the DeKalb Board of Education provide written notification of denial of the group's petition in order that a revised petition can be filed. The board voted 5-4 Nov.
From district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: Alternative Gift Market at North Decatur Presbyterian Church. December 7, 2013 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. North Decatur Presbyterian Church invites the greater Atlanta, DeKalb, and Decatur communities to our annual Alternative Gift Market, Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 am to 3 pm. Shop for fair trade*, environmentally sustainable and reasonably priced holiday gifts, including many new items this year.
From DeKalb Police via CrimeMapping.com
From the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "Following the city of Atlanta's lead in assessing fines for false alarm notifications, the DeKalb County Police and Fire Rescue departments will implement a new program to reduce the number of false alarm activations in the county starting Dec.
From DeKalb Police via CrimeMapping.com
From Al Fowler, DeKalb Police: H. E. A. T. HELP ELIMINATE AUTO THEFT. With the cold winter months and the Holiday’s up on us, the number of stolen vehicles may increase. Sometimes the owner of the vehicle assists the criminal in accomplishing their crime, by leaving an idling vehicle unattended. Although you may only be 10 feet away, a running vehicle, with the keys inside is very tempting to a passing criminal. DIAL 911 immediately if you witness an Auto Theft in progress. Advise the direction of travel and any description of the vehicle’s Occupants. If you have information pertaining to any Auto Thefts in your area contact DeKalb Auto Theft Detectives at 770-724-7650.
From DHHS PTA: How's this for an EASY way to support DHHS and put thousands of dollars into your child's classrooms?!! We have just issued teacher grants and purchased tons of great new classroom materials for teachers and students at DHHS. (We'll send the full list out soon.) Where does that money come from?
From the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: ".... The City of Briarcliff Initiative [COBI] commends the Lakeside City Alliance for the public release of the UGA study analyzing their proposed city’s financial feasibility.
From workday coordinators Valerie and Marianne: Thanks very much to Cub Scout Pack 6 of Den 7 Webelos II and our Clairmont Heights neighbors for the excellent clean up job at Ira B Melton Park this past Saturday. They pulled out a lot of nasty wrappers, bottles, jugs, and some pretty big buckets. Well done! [See photos below.] Also many thanks to the intrepid Sprinkle family for the hard work in the front of the park. That gravel is a bear to move, and they shifted half the pile in just 2 hours.
From Emory's Carlos Museum: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 @ 7:30 PM. Reception Hall, Level Three. La Malinche, the female consort of Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés, is one of the most reviled (and misunderstood) individuals in history. In a lecture titled The Malinche Code, Geoffrey and Sharisse McCafferty of the Archaeology Department at the University of Calgary combine art historical, ethnohistorical, and archaeological arguments to reconceptualize Malintzin, the native princess, within her indigenous context.
[For our history buffs. Reposted from 2010 by request.] Thanks to MANA for pointing out the 1983 map posted to the Atlanta Time Machine site. It shows the proposed extension for the Stone Mountain Freeway. It runs from its current terminus at Lawrenceville Highway all the way to Clairmont Road through the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve, Medlock Park, and Mason Mill Park along South Fork Peachtree Creek.
From Emory's Carlos Museum: Saturday, December 14, 12-4 pm, Reception Hall, Level Three. In the special exhibition, Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey, ancient Greek mythology and Bearden’s modernist sensibility unite in a colorful series of watercolors and collages that convey an epic journey of the human spirit. In this afternoon drop-in workshop, children will make a collage with local artist, writer, and curator Kevin Sipp, using the same brightly colored Color-aid paper that Bearden used. For ages 6 and up. This event is free with admission; no registration is required.
From Joe Earle in the Reporter Newspapers: ".... Several people questioned whether the role of the county should change as cities such as Dunwoody and Brookhaven are created to deliver services formerly provided by the county government. 'What people really want is better outcomes,” May told the group. “You want a better government. You want a government that is responsive to your needs.
From DeKalb Police via CrimeMapping.com:
From Jenny Goldemund: Reporting on 1850: A Tour of the Swanton House and a Pioneer Cabin. Go back to the year 1850 and become reporters who interview people from the past in order to write a newspaper article about them. Visit the cabin of Zenith Twilley, a free African-American woman who lived in DeKalb county in 1850. Learn about her life and daily struggles working as a weaver, seamstress and washer-woman. Help Ms. Twilley with her work washing and mending clothes.
From Herman Lorenz in the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "People Talk About “City Services”. What Are They? How are They Managed? There are actually lots of services defined in the Georgia Constitution as “city services”. And any of these services may be performed by the County, if there is no city to take care of them. But all of them are the responsibility of cities, within the City borders....
From Fernbank Science Center: Atlanta’s Newest Holiday Tradition? Jonn Serrie at Fernbank Science Center, December 6th. For the second year in a row, Atlanta-based space music composer Jonn Serrie will perform a live concert at Fernbank Science Center to mark the holiday season. The concert, titled “Upon a Midnight Clear,” features Serrie’s ethereal settings of holiday classics, accompanied by a star show on the Science Center’s Zeiss star projector.
From the county interim CEO's office: The Great DeKalb Cleanup. Saturday, November 23 | 9:00 am - noon. Interim CEO Lee May invites you to participate in the Great DeKalb cleanup. Litter and illegal signs continue to plague our County. Volunteers from community businesses, neighborhood groups, local schools and churches are needed to help tackle the unsightly blight and rejuvenate the area. Come on out and see what can be accomplished!