From DeKalb Police via CrimeMapping.com:
From Jenny Goldemund: Reporting on 1850: A Tour of the Swanton House and a Pioneer Cabin. Go back to the year 1850 and become reporters who interview people from the past in order to write a newspaper article about them. Visit the cabin of Zenith Twilley, a free African-American woman who lived in DeKalb county in 1850. Learn about her life and daily struggles working as a weaver, seamstress and washer-woman. Help Ms. Twilley with her work washing and mending clothes.
From Herman Lorenz in the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "People Talk About “City Services”. What Are They? How are They Managed? There are actually lots of services defined in the Georgia Constitution as “city services”. And any of these services may be performed by the County, if there is no city to take care of them. But all of them are the responsibility of cities, within the City borders....
From Fernbank Science Center: Atlanta’s Newest Holiday Tradition? Jonn Serrie at Fernbank Science Center, December 6th. For the second year in a row, Atlanta-based space music composer Jonn Serrie will perform a live concert at Fernbank Science Center to mark the holiday season. The concert, titled “Upon a Midnight Clear,” features Serrie’s ethereal settings of holiday classics, accompanied by a star show on the Science Center’s Zeiss star projector.
From the county interim CEO's office: The Great DeKalb Cleanup. Saturday, November 23 | 9:00 am - noon. Interim CEO Lee May invites you to participate in the Great DeKalb cleanup. Litter and illegal signs continue to plague our County. Volunteers from community businesses, neighborhood groups, local schools and churches are needed to help tackle the unsightly blight and rejuvenate the area. Come on out and see what can be accomplished!
From DeKalg Police via CrimeMapping.com:
From the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "UGA Study: Proposed City of Lakeside Financially Sound. Study finds revenues would exceed cost of city services without a tax increase...." [Read more.]
From the Marietta Police Department: The Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday season means different things to people: time spent with family, holiday vacations, and even gifts. To burglars, it means empty homes with valuables, and often the opportunity to provide holiday gifts to their own families. The Marietta Police Department would like to remind everyone that although Marietta has a low crime rate, it is still wise to take all reasonable precautions to safeguard their houses and have a happy holiday season.
From the county Transportation Plan website: November Online Public Meeting Documents. Please download the online presentation slides, project maps, and project list to see what is being proposed. After reviewing the material, please use the survey link to tell us your preferences!
From our neighboring neighborhood south of N Decatur Rd: Hi neighbors, I just wanted to give you a head’s up about an awesome marketplace coming to Decatur, just in time for holiday shopping.
From the county GIS department: Hello DeKalb Residents, The DeKalb Geographic Information Systems Department will host its annual GIS Day event. Come out to find helpful property information regarding your property’s floodplain status and discover our mapping, property conveyance and addressing services.
From District 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC agenda; Zoning agenda; Neighborhood summit; Watershed management projects; Free veterinary services; Forum of local city managers.
From DeKalb Animal Services and LifeLine: Saturday, November 16: Healthy Pets DeKalb! The 2nd Annual Healthy Pets Dekalb Vaccine Clinic and Outreach event is on Saturday November 16th at Shoal Creek Park II. We will offer 500 free vaccinations, food, collars, leashes and over 200 spay/neuter vouchers to pets and their owners in need. Last years event assisted over 400 pets and their families and we expect this year to be even bigger!
From Al Fowler, Info from Dekalb Police: Everyday we have extra patrols out detecting and deterring crime in your neighborhood. NEIGHBORHOOD Watches keep the tips coming in. You are making a difference.
11-8-2013…North Central NET team officers stopped 3 suspicious males in the 3500 block of Oak Grove Road that resulted in the arrest of each for Truancy and Loitering and Prowling. The arrest probably prevented burglaries in the Oak Grove area.
Dear Neighbors: Please mark your calendars for our next quarterly community meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 3, from 6:30-8:00 PM, in the North Decatur Building, Room 155. I have attached directions to the Lowergate South parking deck, which has a walkway from the deck onto the second floor of the North Decatur Building. Room 155 is on the first floor. Please note that the entrance to the parking deck from Gambrell Drive has been diverted to the right side of the deck due to construction associated with the new hospital bed tower.
From the county's sanitation division : Dear DeKalb Resident, DeKalb County Sanitation will host a Sensitive Document Shredding and Styrofoam Recycling Event to emphasize recycling and eco-friendly activities on nationally recognized America Recycles Day (ARD). DeKalb citizens are invited to bring their sensitive documents for free on-site shredding (limit of five (5) boxes per person).
From the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: ".... Matt Lewis, a parent who led the petition effort, expressed disappointment about the decision. “The Board’s decision is a chilling demonstration of the tyrannical insistence on mediocrity that plagues the DeKalb County public education system leading to under-performing schools that block progress in the vulnerable parts of our communities.
From Maureen Downey in the AJC: In a contentious 5-4 vote tonight, the DeKalb County Board of Education rejected the Druid Hills Charter Cluster petition.... The charter petition would have put Druid Hills High School and six feeder schools under the management of a nonprofit organization and freed them from the reach of the central office. ...
From the Church of the Epiphany in Decatur on Ponce and East Lake: For the eighteenth holiday season, The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany presents an exhibit of over 300 nativity scenes from around the world on Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1 and from Wednesday, December 4 through Sunday, December 8. Many of the nativities are accompanied by scriptural quotes and hymn texts. Admission: $5.00 for adults; $4.00 for Seniors & Students, Children under 12 free.
From the North Druid Hills - Briarcliff Patch: "Representatives from the City of Briarcliff Initiative (COBI) made their case for cityhood Thursday night in a presentation at First Baptist Church in Avondale Estates. However, COBI heard a lot of concerns from two state legislators and the audience not about their proposal as much as the lack of coordination and discussion between cityhood groups, neighboring cities and the county about the issues potential cityho