Mary Scott Nature Park's "Walks in the Park" this Saturday

From the Sagamore Hills newsletter: Mary Scott Nature Park, our new DeKalb County Park at 4150 Briarcliff Road (just north of Shallowford Road and behind the Shallowford Presbyterian Church) has expanded the schedule of Saturday Morning Walks with a guide/expert because of the success of the summer Walks. The FREE walks will have different emphasis in different months. All will be an hour or less in length. It is recommended that you wear good walking shoes and bring water. To join the walk (no reservations are necessary) assemble at the parking lot entrance just off Briarcliff Road at 10 am. Length of Walk- 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the needs and interests of the people in the group. People will be allowed to explore MSNP on their own if they get bored or become interested in something they want to explore more fully away from the group. All ages are welcome. October 29, 2011, Peter Jenkins, tree climber and certified arborist, will conduct a walk this morning giving more information about the trees growing in our Mary Scott Nature Park. Peter will talk about how to tell if a tree is healthy or not as well as entertain us with stories related to the wooded areas of our neighborhood.

Sunday Traffic Alert: Atlanta Marathon Street Closings

From Emory communications office: On the morning of Sunday, Oct. 30 the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay course will pass through the Emory area affecting traffic from approximately 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  The streets and intersections that will be affected include: Report - 10/25 Theft on Myrtle Ln

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Suburban Plaza and Walmart

Event Date and Time: 
11/02/2011 - 7:00pm

From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: Location: N. Decatur Presbyterian Church, 611 Medlock Rd.  This meeting is open to all. We expect representatives from Suburban Plaza, Walmart, and local government. We ask that folks refrain from parking in the lot across the street from the N. Decatur Presbyterian Church (i.e., Relish Salon, Natural Buzz, etc.) as this interferes with their business. Thank you in advance for being neighborly :)

MANA representatives (as well as other stakeholders in the area) have met with Suburban Plaza representatives. Here are the highlights of what we know so far: Report - 10/24 attempted burglary on Eastway

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DeKalb Neighborhood Summit and Green Commission's Expo

Event Date and Time: 
10/29/2011 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

From commissioner Jeff Rader: The Third Annual Neighborhood Summit & Green Expo, Saturday October 29, 2011, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Decatur High School Performing Arts & Sports Center, 310 N. McDonough Street, Decatur, GA 30030.  Neighborhood Workshop topics include: strengthening your neighborhood association, economic development opportunities, understanding zoning in your neighborhood, volunteer code compliance program, engaging youth in neighborhood change. Register at For more information (pdf) please click link :

Rain barrel workshop

Event Date and Time: 
10/27/2011 (All day)

From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,  Monday, September 26, 2011: "A workshop to encourage DeKalb County residents to use rain barrels will be held in the evening hours of Oct. 27 at the Tucker Recreation Center. The county Watershed Management department will host the event, which will help residents make their own barrels. The barrels collect rainwater to help conserve water and reduce water bills.  Cost is $30 and includes all materials needed to make a rain barrel. The workshop is limited to 20 people, with registration ending Oct. 21. Register at  or by email at

Electronics recycling day

Event Date and Time: 
10/29/2011 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

From City of Decatur: Don't throw away that old cell phone, camera or PC component! Save it and recycle it on Saturday, October 29th, 2011 at Decatur's Electronics Recycling event. This semi-annual event has been hugely successful at diverting electronic equipment from landfills, where they may contaminate soil and water.  The event takes place Saturday, October 29th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Decatur High School Parking lot, on the corner of N. McDonough St. and W. Howard Avenue. Electronics dropped off that day will be sorted and disassembled into raw materials or cleaned for re use.  TV's will be recycled for a minimal fee of $10 cash only per TV set with exact change. There is no charge to recycle other items.  Any metro area resident can participate.  Early drop offs are not possible.  [Read more]

Little Creek Farm Fall Festival

Event Date and Time: 
10/22/2011 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Little Creek Farm Conservancy is sponsoring their annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 22, 12-4 pm.  Great fun for the whole family.  Enjoy pony rides, kids crafts/ carnival games, silent auction, riding demonstrations, live bluegrass band, chili, beer & refreshments along with access to the barn.  Cover charge is $10 adults, $5 kids 12-18 and children under 12 are free.  Little Creek Farm, a Dekalb County owned park is located at 2015 Lawrenceville Hwy in Decatur across from North Dekalb Mall. All proceeds will benefit the refurbishing of our riding arenas.  Cash/checks only for events & silent auctions.  For more information, go to

GA Rep. Mike Jacobs : E-SPLOST Election & Brookhaven Boundaries

From: Mike Jacobs []: E-SPLOST; Brookhaven Fundraising; Brookhaven Boundaries

Social Security Benefits to Increase

From U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson:

Plant sale Discounts, Upcoming Talks - GPC Native Garden

For our gardeners from the Georgia Perimeter College native plant garden: We are having 15% off all Plant Sales in October. Plant Sales are held on Wednesdays and Fridays through October from 10:30 - 2:00. In addition, we are open Saturday, October 29. Saturday hours are 10:00 - 2:00. Report 10/15 Theft from vehicle on Harrington Dr.

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Parks Bond Advisory Committee meeting notes

Note from Beth Nathan via Civic Association Network: *DeKalb Parks Bond Advisory Committee meeting, Oct 12, 2011, Chapel Hill Park (30034). Joint meeting with Green DeKalb Advisory Council. See info on Mason Mill senior center at bottom.  Attached: October 2011 report on 2001 & 2006 Bond Status, Land Acquisition Funds. Report 10/15 threats on Willivee

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October 2011 MANA E-Newsletter

From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: Community meeting; Halloween; Other events.

Nature Preserve Harvest Festival

Event Date and Time: 
10/22/2011 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

From Chris Beck, president: Join us Saturday, October 22 from 4-8pm for the 12th annual Harvest Festival at the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve. Enjoy food, crafts for the kids, nature walks, live music, a campfire, and smores. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us. $5 donation. We will also accept tools to replace those lost in the shed fire.

Rep. Hank Johnson's E-Newsletter for Oct. 14, 2011

From U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson: Jobs; Small Businesses; Military pay; Vet homelessness; Access to care; Fighting discrimination; Medicare; Fall Festivals.

Suburban Plaza redevelopment proposal includes Walmart

At a county community council meeting earlier this week, Scott Selig, the owner of Suburban Plaza, presented to the neighborhood representatives a redevelopment plan.  Suburban Plaza sits between Church St. and Medlock Rd. on N Decatur Rd.  See map here.  The plan has WalMart as an anchor.  Other retailers were approached, but Walmart was apparently the only one with funding and interest.  Walmart has offered to place underground all of their parking spaces and to add extensive landscaping.  The county has expressed interest in making the N Decatur/Scott/Medlock intersection more pedestrian friendly.  Further discussions are proposed, and details will be added here as they emerge.  See June posting on DecaturMetro blog here and July report in North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch here.

Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative final public meeting

From the Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative: Final open house, Tuesday, October 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Silverbell Pavilion, Emory Conference Center Hotel, 1615 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329. Please give input on the recommended transit route and technology connecting the Lindbergh MARTA Station, Emory, CDC, Avondale MARTA station, and points between.

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