From Oakhurst Garden director via Clairemont Great Lakes Neighborhood Association: THIS WEEKEND – 9/25 & 26! Step "behind the fence" to explore 16 extraordinary private and community gardens in charming Decatur, GA, featuring fall color, native plants, serene water features, edible gardens and stylish outdoor living areas.
In case people might have begun to forget what goes where, here's a refresher from the county's website:
From Brookhaven realtor Collette McDonald's newsletter: If you do or do not have children that are school aged, it is still important that you are involved in local school developments. Educate yourselves to understand how your property values rise, or fall as school scores trend. This was a recent article posted on Collette's Blog that will give you empirical data to support this.
From SFC member Sally Sears: The South Fork Conservancy Fall Meeting, Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 7 pm Westminster Presbyterian Church. Come share your vision for improving the South Fork of Peachtree Creek. Hear some new ideas for protecting and connecting the green spaces along the banks. Meet your neighbors who care about the creek and trails beside it. What is up with Zonolite? Please come, and forward this invitation to other members of your neighborhood groups.
Our neighborhood association to the south, Clairemont Great Lakes Neighborhood Association now has a website: http://www.cglna.org/
From Nature Preserve pres. Chris Beck: You’ve taken some great shots at the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve. Now is your chance to share them with others who also value the Preserve. We are putting together a fall newsletter and are in need of photos from the Preserve. If you have some that you are willing to share and have published in the newsletter, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1.
President, Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve
From district 57 state rep. Pat Gardner: Take a look at this explanation of Health Reform from the Kaiser Foundation.
Posted by request of author Tom Doolittle from his blog: A youthful Tuskegee University alumni and former Air Force “brat” born in Taiwan, is proposing to develop a 28-acre property across the street from PDK Airport that Chamblee Mayor Eric Clarkston once viewed as crucial to the city’s economic future.
From eduKALB : Dear Neighbor: For decades our DeKalb County Public Schools were a source of community pride, and often set the standard in the state. Our children, as well as our teachers set examples that were often the envy of the region. eduKALB is working to help put us on a path back to those days of glory...and just in case you can't remember them, we have done your homework for you.
From DeKalb County police via CrimeMapping.com:
|Description||Case #||Location||Agency||Date||Map It|
|Vandalism. DAMAGE TO PROPERTY - PRIVATE||10-112112||900 BLOCK SCOTT CIR||DeKalb County Police||9/21/2010 11:40:00 PM||Map It|
Posted on the Civic Association Network listserv : The "ecoDepot Collection" is on Saturday, Sept 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will collect a number of standard electronics for recycling as well as household hazardous waste such as paint, paint thinners, insecticides, lighter fluid and medicines for disposal. More details from their website are below as well as a link to the complete list of items that will/will not be accepted.
Posted via our neighboring neighborhood Laurel Ridge listserv: DECATUR – DeKalb County Code Enforcement Task Force will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23 at the Stonecrest Library located at 3123 Klondike Rd. in Lithonia. The task force will identify and assist in the implementation of solution-driven recommendations to address code enforcement issues affecting communities throughout DeKalb.
From the fact sheet: "The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has launched the Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative to develop transit options connecting the Lindbergh Center area in Atlanta with Emory University, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), VA Hospital, Decatur, and other points in west-central DeKalb County. The area features the highest concentration of employment within metropolitan Atlanta without direct access to the existing heavy rail system.
From Civic Association Network: Meet Your Judicial Candidates For highly Contested Judicial Races in Cobb, DeKalb, and fulton Counties. Join us and hear from candidates appearing on the november 2 ballot. Tuesday, September 21, 2010.
reception: 6:00 p.m.
judicial forum: 6:45 p.m.
Free to the public
Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur, GA 30030
Moderated by Lisa Rayam, Fox5 News Anchor
2nd ANNUAL DEKALB POLICE DEPARTMENT TRUNK OR TREAT: Put on your favorite costume and bring your family for a day of fun at the DeKalb Police Department Center Precinct. Trunk-or-Treat around the police cars, get your face painted, or just come to mingle and form bonds with your ICP officers. This is a free event and is our way of promoting a positive connection between the police, community, and children.
From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: Medlock is having a neighborhood-wide yard sale on Saturday from 9 - 2. There will be 16 locations with multiple families participating at some locations. Find a map to the participating homes at http://www.medlockpark.org and there will be signs and balloons around to point you in the right direction. Come out and find some great bargains and meet your Medlock Park neighbors!
From MANA:Concerts on the Square:Sept. 11, 18, 25, 7PM to 9:30PM. Spread out a blanket and enjoy an evening of musical entertainment Saturday nights in September, featuring a variety of bands. Sponsored by Wachovia Bank of Georgia. Free.
From U.S. rep. Hank Johnson: Fight Foreclosures, Jobs Site, One Dekalb, Childhood Obesity, Be Prepared, Fema Funds, Weatherization, Back To Work, Energy Grant, Events
Dear Friends, Thanks to everyone who made the past month such a productive time in the District. I always enjoy seeing everyone and like you, spending some much-needed time with family. Here’s a brief review and a look forward at some upcoming events you and your family might like to attend.