Ice Cream Social at Emory

Event Date and Time: 
06/29/2010 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Open to the public: “Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social”  Ice cream making competition. Seasonal and local (think peanut butter with muscadine jelly swirl made with Sparkman’s milk) ice creams prepared by market customers. Open to the public.  $3 to taste and vote on a winner.  Winners will receive prizes (TBD).  [Location is Cox Hall bridge, in front of Cox Hall.

Foil the Oil (fundraiser and community-builder)

Event Date and Time: 
10/09/2010 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

From the Civic Association Network: "CAN is sponsoring a family friendly non-competitive run/walk/skate/bike event on October 9th, 2010. The ideas behind this event are first to help build a sense of our large community in central DeKalb. Secondly, to show participants who don’t live here that this is a very attractive and active community in which to live. Last but not least to support the event’s very worthy cause.

Mason Mill Rec Center not to be closed

From the AJC: "DeKalb won't close rec centers, raise taxes" by Bill Torpy, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2:23 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2010. DeKalb County commissioners today approved changes to the midyear budget that will keep two recreation centers in operation that were were headed for closure and won't raise taxes. However, county officials still need to juggle cost items or make more cuts in the next few weeks.

State rep. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield update 6/21/10

From state rep. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, June 21: Safe Routes to School, National Partnership New Publication, New Texting and Cell Phone Laws, Outdoor Water Use Information, House of Grace Health Center, Kids Eat Free, Buy Local Organic, Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative, Community Events, Board of Health Mapping Initiative, Ahimsa Yard Sale, Adopt-a-Pet, Foreclosures Moratorium, DeKalb County Absentee Polls, eduKALB, Humble Heroes Atlanta, Youth Vibe Event, City of Decatur, DeKalb County Library, DeKalb County Summer Food Program, Featured Business of the Week, Employment Opportunities, Help Sponsor a Kid for Summer Camp, Buck Godrey Honored

State Rep. Mike Jacobs: GM Redevelopment, Sample Ballots

From state rep. Mike Jacobs, June 21.

New RSS feed added: Champion Newspaper

We have added another RSS feed to the front page.  The Champion Newspaper is the official legal organ of DeKalb county and often has good inside information of relevance to us, such as the recent article on the potential closure of the Mason Mill Rec Center.  As with all our feeds, we only display the two most recent posts.  Often if you click the "more" link you'll see several other recent

CHCA now on Twitter @CHCA30033

Twitter users can now catch every new post on the CHCA website on Twitter.  Follow us at CHCA30033.  

Mason Mill Rec Center closure per Champion Newspaper

Additional info from Champion Newspaper: "Two recreation centers on county chopping block" By Robert Naddra, June 16, 2010. "Mason Mill Recreation Center director Alice Bradford, white shirt, greets summer campers as they return from swimming at a nearby pool.

Thanks New and Renewing Members!

Big Thanks to all those who renewed your CHCA membership or joined anew in response to our annual party flyer.  For those of you who may have forgotten, please consider joining or renewing now to support your local neighborhood, stay informed on local issues, and meet your neighbors.  Just print the form below, fill it out, and drop it in the mailbox at 855 N Superior Ave with $10 to cover your membership for the calendar year. Please make checks payable to Clairmont Heights Civic Association.

Workday at Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve

Event Date and Time: 
07/11/2010 - 8:00am - 11:00am

Saturday, July 11, 2010, 8AM to 11AM. Join your neighbors and friends at the next monthly Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve Volunteer Workday. Help mulch trails, paint the observation deck, remove invasive plants and more. Be sure to bring work gloves and a water bottle!  For more information, please visit the Nature Preserve web site at

Annual MANA pool party Sunday Aug. 22

Event Date and Time: 
08/22/2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

From MANA: New Date for The Annual Medlock Neighborhood Pool Party AND Pot Luck! Sunday, August 22, 2010, 6PM to 8PM. Join your neighbors for our Annual Neighborhood POOL PARTY and Pot Luck! To celebrate summer! MANA has rented out the Medlock Pool for the evening and will provide a live band. So please come out and bring your family and friends!  We encourage you to bring own picnic and a little favorite dish or item to share if you'd like.

Litter enforcement training workshop

Event Date and Time: 
06/30/2010 - 8:00am - 12:30pm

From DeKalb county:

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson Newsletter 6/18/10

Contents: Job Fair, DeKalb workforce, Recovery grants, Transit, Helping kids

3rd Annual Medlock Area Garden Tour

Event Date and Time: 
07/10/2010 - 9:00am - 2:00pm
From MANA and note that the new Community Garden is included: The Third Annual Funky Elegant Lush Summer Medlock Garden Tour is almost upon us! It features ten never-before-viewed new gardens along with two star repeats from last year, and a brand new offering: garden talks for adults and a children's craft activity.  Set for Saturday, July 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., tickets are $6 in advance and may be purchased at Ace Hardware on Scott Boulevard as of June 26th. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the tour at Medlock School for $7.

Theater seeks old lumber

From Civic Association Network: "Hello, My name is Harley Gould, I'm the Technical Director for Essential Theatre. Essential does the Power Plays Festival each summer, and this year it will be at Actor's Express. One of our sets will require a major load of old, worn, weathered lumber, of almost any kind.  This is where you come in. We're looking for anyone who has an old weathered fence (or even parts thereof) that is getting replaced, or even just thrown out.

County may close Mason Mill Rec Center

From the AJC: "DeKalb wants to close two rec centers, pool" By Megan Matteucci, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2:14 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2010. "DeKalb County leaders say they'll have to close two recreation centers and one pool as part of an effort to not raise property taxes. County officials are proposing to close the Mason Mill center in Decatur and the Lucious Sanders center in Lithonia as early as July 1.

Ground Breaking for Mason Mill Master Plan

Event Date and Time: 
06/19/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

From commissioner Jeff Rader: June 19, 2010, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, LOCATION: Mason Mill Park, 1340 McConnell Drive, Decatur 30033-3539. For more information see

Emory meeting on new building, Haygood Drive

Event Date and Time: 
07/13/2010 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

From Emory Community Affairs: Greetings to All: As many of you know, Emory, in partnership with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), is planning to build a new research building on the site of the old Turman dormitory complex on Haygood Drive.

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson newsletter June 11, 2010

Contents: Job Fair, Medicare Checks, Oil Spill, Wall Street Reform. This is an informational e-mail sent to residents of Georgia's Fourth Congressional District.  This mailing was prepared and sent at taxpayer expense.

Early Voting Information for the July Primary

From state rep. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield:

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