GPC plant sales and programs

For our gardeners:  Our Spring 2014 Lunch and Wildflower Series. Azalea Madness Sale Continues. "Pollinators for the Garden"  Friday, April 25. "Rare Plants of Georgia" Friday, May 2. Azalea Madness Plant Sales Friday, April 25 & May 2 SaturdayMay 3 10:00 - 2:00.

Ira B. Melton Park workday

Event Date and Time: 
05/04/2014 - 9:30am - 12:00pm

From Valerie Boss: Workday at Melton Park. Sunday, May 4. 9:30-noon.  Please spread the word, and stop by, even if it's just for half an hour.  The agenda is to pick up trash, move the rest of the wood chips down to the wetland planting area, pull some privet and honeysuckle, and do a little trail maintenance. Bring your own work gloves and drinking water, and a shovel if you have one.  Hope to see you at the park. Valerie

Commissioner Rader update 4/24/14

From District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader: Rader gets fellowship; Candidates Forums; Druid Hills Tour of Homes: Oak Groove Festival; Pop-up parklet competition.

DeKalb Police: burglary on Densley 4/19/14

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Emory Sustainability & Clifton Community Partnership update Spring 2014

From Emory:  Emory Named Top 'Green School' Among U.S. Universities; Case in (Emory) Point: Developing Sustainability from the Ground Up; Ray C. Anderson Foundation Awards $180,000 Grant to Emory for Sustainability Scholar-Leader Program; Green Lab Program at Emory Aims for Sustainable Science; Cox Hall Pilots Zero Landfill Waste Program; School of Medicine Reexamines Energy Use with Grants to Green; Graduates to wear 'plastic' gowns; Better Buildings Challenges Sparks Energy Efficiency for Atlanta.

State Rep. Henson legislative summary

From state rep. Steve Henson (D, Tucker, and Minority Leader): Elections and Candidate Forums; Affordable health care act in Georgia; Tax-free holidays; Human trafficking notices; State tax revenue increases; State health plan changes.

Scott Blvd. Baptist Church redevelopment project approved

From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: "On April 8 and 9, 2014, the Board of Commissioners (BOC) and the DeKalb County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) reviewed Fuqua Development’s Scott Boulevard Baptist Church (SBBC) proposal. The plan was presented to the communitylast February and is outlined here.

Commissioner Rader update 4/18/14

From District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC meeting; Pop-up Parks; Oak Groove Festival 5/4; Druid Hills Tour of Homes and Gardens 5/2-4.

Rep. Hank Johnson update 4/18/14

From U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson: Affordable Care Act; Food stamps; Arts competition; Social Security policy change; Government info.

Theatricals at Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve

The Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve is hosting the premier of Terminus by SAÏAH. So, you will see actors and production staff at the Preserve soon. Performances begin April 16 and last through May 17. For more details, see the flyer below. If you have questions, please let us know.  While the play is in production, the preserve will close 7 pm for this private event on Wed-Sat (with Sunday reserved for rainout dates and also possibly closing at 7). This closing is slightly earlier than normal (dusk).  More info available at:  and

Commissioner Gannon walks Mason Mill Park

Event Date and Time: 
04/22/2014 - 6:15pm

From District 6 commissioner Kathie Gannon:  In observation of Earth Week, I will be walking the trails at two DeKalb County parks: Mason Mill Park on April 22 and Gresham Park on April 29. Talk with me about DeKalb or my staff person Michelle, a Certified Health Fitness Specialist, about health related topics. DeKalb County parks offer many opportunities for better health, and it's always a good day to visit a park. Please see the attached flyer for more information. I hope you will join me!

DeKalb Police: Burglary on Medlock Rd 4/17/14

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Paper shredding to benefit ICS

Event Date and Time: 
05/18/2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

From MANA resident Lisa Crowder: I am sponsoring a community shredding event at the International Community School (formerly Medlock Elementary) on Sunday, May 18th from 2-5p. The event is a fundraiser benefitting the science program at the school and a donation of $5 per box of documents shredded is requested. I'll post more details on the event closer to the time, but wanted to let everyone know that this event is scheduled, so please save up all your documents for shredding and bring them out to ICS on May 18th!

Hope to see you then!
Lisa Crowder :)

County Transportation Plan ready for public comment

From the interim CEO's office: The DeKalb County Transportation Plan is Intended to Identify Goals, Needs, and Priorities for the Transportation System.  The public is invited to review the draft Comprehensive Transportation Plan and to submit comments during the 30 day comment period which ends on May 9, 2014. Click here to access the draft plan or visit Physical copies of the document can also be reviewed at the following locations:

Candidate forum

Event Date and Time: 
05/20/2014 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm

From the Civic Association Network: Be an informed voter! Issues Forum & Meet and Greet featuring candidates up for election on May 20; sponsored by CAN (Civic Association Network) at the Hellenic Community Center, Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 2500 Clairmont Road, NE, Atlanta. April 27, 1:30-5:30pm; for information:

Recycle your life

Event Date and Time: 
05/03/2014 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

From Decatur United Methodist Church.  Recycle electronics, documents, shoes, paint, and more.  See the website for more info.

Commissioner Rader update 4/15/14

From District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader: Great American Cleanup; Transportation Plan; Animal Services.

Decatur Garden Tour

Event Date and Time: 
04/26/2014 - 10:00am - 04/27/2014 - 5:00pm

From the Wylde Center: This year's 26th anniversary tour expands into greater Decatur. Our theme is the woodland garden and we will feature eight private gardens and three public treasures: the Wylde Center, Hawk Hollow, and the Woodlands Garden. There will be plant sales at two locations, a children's art market, musical performances and an opportunity to take in our presenting sponsors beautiful rose garden by candlelight Saturday evening. Tour details and ticket pricing may be found at

Early Voting info

From the county: Monday, April 21, 2014: Last day for a person to register and be eligible to vote.  Voter registration is easier with mobile apps! Download the free "GA Votes" app for Apple or Android to register to vote or to confirm voter registration.  EARLY VOTING: APRIL 28 - MAY 16.  Click here for more information.

Critters in the 'Hood: a talk

Event Date and Time: 
04/27/2014 - 1:00pm

From local resident Lisa Crowder and MANA: The Medlock neighborhood's very own Kathryn Dudeck (Wildlife Director at the Chattahoochee Nature Center) will be presenting a program on Urban Wildlife (Critters in the 'Hood) on Sunday, April 27th at 2:00p at the International Community School (formerly Medlock Elementary).  Before that at 1:00,  the ICS principal will lead a tour of ICS.

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