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:

New walk/bike map for Emory

From Emory's Sustainability Office: Please visit the new Emory sustainability map at    The map was developed through a grant from the Urban Land Institute to encourage more walking and wheeling on campus.  Leave your car behind, and check out our Public Art Tour, LEED Green Building Tour, Tree Tour, Civil Rights Tour and other points of interest on campus.  Walki

Suspicious Person

From MANA: MANA Neighbors Share Info on Recent Suspicious Person Sighting and Break-in on Woodridge Drive. Reported by a MANA member on Woodridge Drive -- This past Memorial Day weekend an African American man pushing a lawnmower was spotted in the 2400 block of Woodridge. This man showed signs of suffering from a mental illness - using profanity, screaming and yelling. The police were called but they did not catch him. He was spotted on 3 other occasions on Blackburn, Medlock and Woodridge and the police were called each time.

Aggressive Loose Dogs in Medlock Area

From MANA: Neighbors Report Incidents of Aggressive Loose Dogs in Medlock Area. Reported by a several MANA members near Medlock Road and Wood Trail on 6/9/10-- Several MANA neighbors reported incidents with two aggressive dogs loose on Wednesday morning this week. One was a brown and black brindled pit bull and the other was a smaller brown dog. Both had collars and they were seen at the corner of Woodridge and Medlock.

"Rezoning" at Superior / N Decatur

Local resident Jim Smith tells us, "the white "rezoning" sign at Superior & N. Decatur is merely an application by City of Decatur for taking of land for a bus stop."

FEMA houses on Hunting Valley

A resident asks: "I noticed the 3 houses on Hunting Valley have finally been demolished. Is there any plan for those lots going forward? Is there a possible linkage to Medlock Park?"  Dave Butler, local resident and county greenspace manager, responded: "The lots on Hunting Valley Drive were purchased under the FEMA floodplain buyout program and are listed in the county inventory under Roads and Drainage. There is no plan currently to include the lots within Medlock Park because of the separation by the stream and because the lots are not all contiguous.

D.E.M.A. needs 100 Volunteers for a "Mock Disaster Drill."

Event Date and Time: 
06/19/2010 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm

From Dekalb County Emergency Management Agency via Civic Association Network: Saturday, June 19, 2010, 3 - 8 pm: C.E.R.T. Volunteer Drill, Fire Academy, 3161 Warren Rd, Decatur, GA 30034. This will be a Mock Disaster where volunteers will stand in as victims. Minimum age 13, must be accompanied by a Parent/Guardian. For further information contact D.E.M.A.'s Mr. R. Swanson: raswanson AT

Clifton Community Partnership Update June 2010

Contents: Final Phase of Dowman Drive Enhancements; Saba Reopens in Emory Village; Economic Growth Sparked by Federal Investment in University Research; Emory's Model for Walkable University Campuses; Zero Waste Commencement Goal Realized; DeKalb Library Patrons Check Out Audiobooks, Kiss Late Fees Goodbye; Celebrate Summer in Virginia-Highland; From Oxford, a Direct Line to Emory's History; Five Questions: Jason Morgan
June 2010

Washing Paws for a Cause

Event Date and Time: 
06/12/2010 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

For our dog and nature lovers: Grab your four-legged friend and head on over to Kimpton's Hotel Palomar - Atlanta to have your pup soaped down and indulged with yummy canine treats (Not to worry, there will be human treats, too!). 

CHCA Board election results 5/29/10

At the annual meeting and block party on Saturday May 29, the following people were elected or re-elected to the CHCA board for the term ending May 31, 2011: President: Charlie Bleau; Vice President: Suzan Rowe; Corresponding Secretary: Nancy Ciliax; Treasurer: Catherine Larson; Recording Secretary: Tim Bryson.  Thanks to the many neighbors who attended, renewed their membership, offered to help, and participated in the election.  Thanks especially to John Maynard for serving as Vice President this past year and for his many services to the community, esp.

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