From District 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC agenda; Prescription drug take back initiative; Affordable Care Act community enrollment; Interim CEO town hall meetings.
From the county CEO's office: Saturday, November 2 | 9 am - noon. Little Creek Horse Farm, 2057 Lawrenceville Hwy in Decatur. Volunteers will assist in removing trash and debris from the South River. Participants should be prepared to get in and out of the stream, wade in knee-deep water, and walk over rocks and logs. Closed-toe shoes are required. Hats, work gloves, bug repellant and old clothes are recommended.
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From Melissa Forgey at the DeKalb History Center: Nationally renowned Georgia artist and historian Wilbur G. Kurtz launched his career by founding the Pen and Brush Club of Atlanta in 1913. The transplanted Yankee quickly became a premier authority on Old South Atlanta-Margaret Mitchell personally selected Kurtz as technical advisor and artistic director for Gone with the Wind. A co-founder of the Civil War Round Table of Atlanta, Kurtz supervised the placement of more than four hundred historical markers in northeast Georgia documenting various stages of the Atlanta Campaign of 1864. Decades after his passing in 1967 at the age of eighty-five, Kurtz's legacy lives on through his murals and historic paintings on display in public buildings and private art collections throughout Atlanta and the South. Join author David O'Connell as he recounts the fascinating life and vibrant works of Georgia's preeminent artist-historian.
From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: Neighborhood Watch E-Letter October 2013. ALERT: There were four cars Broken into/entered/ran sacked, on Monday night OCT 21st (probably between the hours of midnight and 4:00AM.) Two cars on Gaylemont, one on Ferndale and one on Medlock. This past month there have been numerous cars entered. It seems they are not "Breaking in" unless they see something that looks Desirable. Many of the cars were unlocked and gone through with nothing of value. Whether you keep your door locked or unlocked, keep the inside of your cars cleaned out. Put grocery recycle bags in the trunk and take valuables like: Purse, Laptops, Pads and Camera's into your house. Please read the reports below:
From the Druid Hills Charter Cluster : Join us for an update. Druid Hills Middle School Cafeteria, 3100 Mt Olive Dr, Decatur, GA 30033. Tuesday, October 29, 2013. from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. come get updated on the progress of teh DHCC and get your questions answered before the DeKalb County Board of Education votes on November 15th.
From Al Fowler, our police liaison: A morning watch Sgt. stopped an orange Chevy HHR (chevy version of PT Cruiser) with the tag PNW 9166 at about 4:15 am on Balsam near Mt. Olive this morning (10-21-13). It had its flashers on and was driving throughout the neighborhood. The driver was a 64 yoa B/M named Carlton Trimble. He was delivering newspapers for the neighborhood. The car belongs to his daughter and he has been using it the past two weeks. He usually drives a brown station wagon and is normally in the neighborhood at this time.
From Al Fowler, the Police liaison to neighborhoods: Please read the observations from our well established Lieutenant in the email below. The Lieutenant observed many autos on the street unlocked!
****LOCK YOUR CARS**** and don’t leave anything in them. Leaving things in your car and unlocked is just inviting opportunity!!
DKPD North Central
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From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: ICS FALL HARVEST FEST. Friday, October 25th, from 5-7 p.m. On the ICS Playground. Food and Fun for Friends and Family.
From the DeKalb Police Facebook page: On October 24, 2013, North Central Morning Watch officers stopped two individuals suspected of being involved in thefts from vehicles in the N. Decatur Rd. and Medlock Rd. area. North Central detectives responded to the scene for further investigation. The suspects were found to be in possession of items suspected of being taken from vehicles in the area.
From DeKalb Police via CrimeMapping.com
For our gardeners: Fall 2013 Lunch and Wildflower Series and Plant Sales. "Plant Life of Stone Mountain" Noon, Friday, October 18. "Native Plant Landscaping vs Native Style Landscaping" Noon, Friday, October 25. Plant Sales: Friday, October 18, 25 and Saturday, October 26. 10:00 - 2:00
From the county: Household Hazardous Waste Event. Saturday, October 19, 8am - Noon. DeKalb County Central Transfer Station... 3720 Leroy Scott Drive, Decatur. What are household hazardous wastes? Household hazardous wastes are products that contain potentially dangerous chemicals and are no longer in use. These items should not be disposed of in your regular trash because of the potentially harmful effects on our environment. This event will offer our County residents the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous wastes in a proper manner free of charge.
From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: Community meeting; Animal shelter good news; Coyotes.
From district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: "In the KNOW" session; District 2 wireless mobile meetings; Transportation plan; DeKalb Neighborhood summit.
From the county CEO's office: CEO town hall meetings; Zoning code final draft; Workforce development; Affordable Care Act communithy enrollment events; International food and music festival in Northlake; Pit bulls spayed/neutered for free; ARC regional bicycle user survey; Household hazardous waste free disposal event; Sick of signs; Arabia Mountain fall festival; Arts events; Transportation plan meetings; Community council meetings.
From the county CEO's office: These sessions will offer assistance with enrollment, health screenings and information sessions and FAQs.
From Emory-affiliated Drepung Loseling Institute: Join us as we celebrate our annual Tibetan Festival with a day-long schedule of events. We will have the Loseling Dolls Exhibit, Tibetan Food, Music & Dance, a Tibetan Bazaar, Games, Children's Arts & Crafts, and more. Hundreds of visitors have enjoyed the previous five festivals and we promise this year’s program will be just as fun.