November 30 Runoff info

From Carol Hayes via Laurel Ridge community listserv: Check your county voter registration office for early voting sites and hours.
State wide and major races:

DeKalb county wide sample ballot:

Carol Hayes, Chair
Burnt Fork Watershed Alliance

Emory Village construction update

From Alliance to Improve Emory Village: The first phase of construction in Emory Village is nearly complete! The first phase (1A) of construction involved improvements to the sidewalks, curbs and garden areas between Supercuts and Panera Bread along the south side of North Decatur Road. This phase also included the addition of new outdoor spaces that can accommodate café-style seating and the addition of parallel parking spaces in front of several businesses.

Coyotes reported at N Superior/N Decatur

From a neighbor: On October 30th, three coyotes were spotted near the intersection of N. Superior and N. Decatur.  Neighbors who have outdoor pets should be informed so they can be brought in at night. Thank you, Kati Cooper.

Commissioner Rader Digest November 2010

From district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: Here are some topics of interest from recent DeKalb County Board of Commissioners (BOC) meetings: Budget Priorities; Health Benefits; Stimulus Dollars; Re-election Thanks

Budget Priorities

Future of American Families Conference

Event Date and Time: 
11/11/2010 (All day) - 11/12/2010 (All day)

From Emory University, an event free and open to the public: Despite a stalled economy and the increasing stress and pressure of daily life, American families are resilient and adaptable, say Emory University scholars who are wrapping up a decade of research on family life.  The Emory Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life (MARIAL) is hosting an international conference Nov. 11 and 12 at Emory to discuss findings and look forward. " Imagine That! The Future of the American Family is free and open to the public.  Read more.

Big dance with a big band

Event Date and Time: 
12/11/2010 - 7:00pm

From a neighbor: I’m a property owner in the Heritage Hollow/Meadowcliff neighborhoods but also belong to a long time big band orchestra from the Atlanta area....the Sentimental Journey Orchestra.  We have a Big Band Holiday Dance that will take place on Sat. December 11th at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church fellowship halls. Would you be so kind as to put us on the calendar of events or social events in your website in order to alert the ballroom & swing dancers in your midst!

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How to help seniors with their taxes

Via Civic Association Network: AARP Tax-Aide, the nation's largest free volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service, is seeking volunteers to provide tax assistance.  Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome; you do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to volunteer. If you've ever done your own taxes, and are comfortable with a computer, you'd be a good candidate.

Free Emory talk: Sleep Across The Disciplines

Event Date and Time: 
11/10/2010 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

From Emory's Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture, an event free and open to the public: Sleep Across The Disciplines.  While the study of sleep has become an important area of scientific and medical inquiry over the past century, it is still relatively hidden from view in the humanities and social sciences.  The historian Roger Ekirch and anthropologist Carol Worthman are two of the first to explore in depth sleep’s vicissitudes across the centuries and across different cultural boundaries.  They will be  joined in conversation by two prominent medical researchers, Carlos Schenck and David Rye, to discuss how different disciplinary approaches to our nightly experience of unconsciousness can inform each other.

Green Products Expo

Event Date and Time: 
11/13/2010 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

From "super" district 6 commissioner Kathie Gannon: The Green Commission Of DeKalb County Green Products EXPO In conjunction with One DeKalb Neighborhood Summit.  The Green EXPO will feature local green businesses demonstrating eco-friendly products and services.  Join Commissioner Kathie Gannon and the Green Commission for a fun filled day as we continue to build a sustainable DeKal

Death & Dining in Ancient Egypt

Event Date and Time: 
11/03/2010 - 7:00pm

From Emory's Carlos Museum

Tour the Al-Farooq Masjid of Atlanta

Event Date and Time: 
11/06/2010 - 1:00pm

From Emory's Carlos Museum: Saturday, November 6, 1 pm . Board a chartered bus at the Carlos Museum for a tour of Atlanta's Al-Farooq Masjid on 14th Street. Imam Plemon T. El-Amin, founding Board Member and former Chairperson of the Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta, will discuss the role of the mosque in the Muslim community and lead a tour of the masjid.

PDK Airport expansion vote

From Larry Foster, Open DeKalb Inc, 30 October 2010: Dear Citizens Concerned About PDK Expansion: This is just a brief follow-up note to let you know that--as we had been led to expect--the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners voted on Tuesday, October 26 to defer its vote on the 2010 PDK Airport Layout Plan, which includes two controversial provisions that would allow expansion of PDK Airport operations.   

Clifton Community Partnership Update November 2010

From Emory's Community Partnerships office: Emory's Consumption Helps Save a Breed; Village Roundabout Breaks Ground; Funding for Statewide Trauma System on Nov.

Power of Charisma – How Trust Affects Your Brain

Event Date and Time: 
11/18/2010 - 4:00pm

From Emory's Center for Mind Brain & Culture, an event open to the public: “The Power of Charisma – How Trust Affects Your Brain.”Dr. Uffe Schjoedt (Department of Religious Studies of the University of California-Santa Barbara). November 18, 4:00 p.m.  Location: Psychology 290, Psychology And Interdisciplinary Science (PAIS) Building, 36 Eagle Row. See Emory's online campus map. Parking available across the street. 

DeKalb County CEO update November 2010

From CEO Burrell Ellis: Small Business Conference; Neighborhood Summit & Green Expo; Veterans Day Program; New Police Chief.

Constitutional Amendment analysis by League of Women Voters

FYI thanks to Clairemont Great Lakes Neighborhood Association listserv:

Vote Today!

From state rep. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield: 

Multi-Family Yard Sale on Hunting Valley Drive

Event Date and Time: 
10/30/2010 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

From MANA: Multiple families will be having a yard sale at the far end of Hunting Valley Drive (near North Hills Drive), which is off Willivee near North Druid Hills.  There will be furniture, housewares and accessories, clothes, books, DVDs, office supplies, and much more (many things still new in the box!).  Excellent opportunity to pick up some holiday gifts at a fantastic price!

Emory quarterly meeting with neighbors

Event Date and Time: 
12/07/2010 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

From Emory Community Affairs: Greetings to all, Our next quarterly community meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 7, from 6:30-8:00 PM., in the 1599 Clifton Road Building, conference room 1.432 (first 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. Please extend this invitation to others in your neighborhood who may want to participate.

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