Celebrate Earth Day at the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve by participating in our monthly volunteer day this Saturday, April 17, from 9 - noon. We will be doing trail maintenance, stream clean-up, and removal of invasive plant species. So, grab your gloves and water bottle and join us.
For more information, please visit the Nature Preserve web site at http://www.cshepherdpreserve.org
Upcoming workdays - please mark your calendars:
From Druid Hills Civic Association: Druid Hills Home and Garden Tour & Artist Market - Only on Oakdale - April 16-18. What do U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, Atlanta architect Walter Dowling, cookbook author Henrietta Stanley Dull, and Chicago gangster Al Capone have in common? They all share connections to Oakdale Road in historic Druid Hills.
From CHCA and MANA: Three properties on Hunting Valley Drive across the creek from Medlock Park were bought out by FEMA but have remained vacant and vandalized for 1 1/2 years. DeKalb County has done all they can to move this forward. The demolition contract has been authorized, but FEMA is holding up the approval for the demolition based on the potential historic significance of the houses. The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the state of Georgia Historic Preservation Office have signed off on the project finding no
From DeKalb County: "OneDekalb Open House." Neighborhood Environmental Partnership Program launched. Clark Harrison Building, 330 W. Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030. 6:00 p.m. RSVP by April 15: email@example.com or 404-371-2877
From Emory's Clifton Community Partnership: "a number of organizations in which many of you have been involved have worked tirelessly over the past three years to advocate for state legislation that would lead to a funding source to address the critical transportation needs in Metro Atlanta and throughout the State. While a funding bill has failed to pass each time, we simply cannot allow that to happen again.
From U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, April 8, 2010.
From DeKalb County Police Department www.dekalbpolice.com via Dan Magee, Laurel Ridge: DeKalb K.N.O.W. - Knowledgeable Neighbors On Watch. The next quarterly session will be held Saturday April 17, 2010 from
From state rep. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield: Join Our Movement for Progressive Change in Georgia
Monthly Potluck and Meeting, 2nd Sunday of every month, same time, same location starting Sunday, April 11, 2010, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, at 265 Arizona Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30307.
Please note that the time has changed to 2-4 PM
Children are welcome and childcare is provided
April Speakers Include:
Via Dan Magee, Laurel Ridge: We work year-round to keep our parks green and provide exciting classes and activities for residents of DeKalb and beyond. You can be a part of all the fun that's happening at DeKalb County Parks this summer! Applications will be accepted for a variety of summer jobs including pool lifeguards, camp counselors and recreation assistants.
Reps. Benfield and Oliver to Host Teletown Hall Meeting Monday, April 5 at 6:00 p.m. :State Reps. Stephanie Stuckey-Benfield and Mary Margaret Oliver will hold a joint teletown hall meeting on Monday, April 5 at 6 pm to discuss the budget and other issues pending in the Georgia legislature. Thousands of constituents in House Districts 83 and 85 will receive a call Sunday night inviting them to participate in the teletown hall meeting. On April 5 the same constituents will receive a second phone call, allowing them to speak to Reps. Benfield and Oliver.
Bicycle South Stone Mountain Ride - Sunday, April 11th - 9 AM: Join us for our second shop ride of the season. A nice, relaxed family/group style ride out to Stone Mountain & back. We take the PATH trail out and back - a route made up of both street and trail segments. Free refreshments after the ride. Helmets required. No ride if raining. This is a great ride for friends and family so grab a group and come join us. Call the store for more details. 404-636-4444
Urban Cycling Skills Classes at Bicycle South
[Note that the Task Force recommendations are not binding on the School Board. Our school board member is Don McChesney firstname.lastname@example.org] From the AJC:" 10 schools remain on DeKalb closure list, By Megan Matteucci , 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2010: .... The Citizens Planning Task Force -- charged with recommending four schools for closure -- argued and pointed fingers at each other at a heated Tuesday night meeting meant to offer recommendations for the school board. ....
The Medlock Park Community Garden still has a small number of plots available. For details, see the earlier announcement or contact Sharon Johnson (sblott.johnson AT gmail.com) for information.
Contents: ASO Musical Director Returns to College; New Pharmacy Fills Needs and Prescriptions; Sweet Smells Sprout on Campus; Annual Tour of Homes Rich With History; Conference Center Expansion Brings in Silver; County Approves Emory Village Construction; Composting Program Expands to Hospitals; Community Challenge Grant Promotes Pedal Power; Five Questions: Chris Beck
From the organizers: The historic Atlanta neighborhood of Kirkwood (southwest of Decatur -- see map) will host their annual Spring Fling Festival and Tour of Homes the second weekend in May. On Saturday, May 15th the weekend’s activities will begin with the introduction of a new event; a 5K run starting at 9:00 a.m. in downtown Kirkwood.
Saturday, May 15, 9AM-1PM. Meet at Medlock Elementary for Coffee and Bagels at 9AM. MANA and CHCA residents are invited to participate. Residents can help simply by cleaning trash and litter from the street in front of their homes. A "Clean Curb Challenge" is also part of this year’s focus so we encourage residents to clean the debris from the street in front of your property (and maybe your neighbors if you know they would like the help).
From the county via Laurel Ridge neighborhood: ARE YOU PREPARED FOR A DISASTER OR EMERGENCY? Learn what to do before, during and after a disaster occurs. The DeKalb County Fire Rescue Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course will train you to care for your family and your neighbors.
This course covers:
• DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
• BASIC FIRE SUPPRESSION
• MEDICAL OPERATIONS– PART I & II
• LIGHT SEARCH & RESCUE OPERATIONS
• DISASTER PSYCHOLOGY
Spring Greetings to all: I hope this finds everyone well and finally enjoying some beautiful spring weather. Our first quarterly community meeting for this year has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 30, from 6:30-8:00 PM., in the 1599 Clifton Road Building, conference room 5-C (fifth floor). As you know, these informal quarterly meetings are an opportunity to share information and discuss any particular issues of interest or concern to you with Mike Mandl, Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration.