Burglary arrests 4/9/14

From Al Fowler, DeKalb Police: Community Update: On April 9, 2014, suspects in a SUV were captured on camera.  They are connected to a vehicle break-in at the Slice and Pint Store on North Decatur Rd (Emory Area).  North Central CID distributed a lookout to North Central Evening Watch officers the following day.  Officer RJ Turner was placed on a special detail to locate this vehicle.  Officer Turner located the vehicle in the general area and detained both occupants.  North Central detectives responded to the officer’s location and interviewed both suspects.  Both suspects were arrested in connection to the vehicle break-in at the Slice and Pint Store.

Theft on Densley Dr. 4/14/14

From the owner: "I just want to let our neighbors know that on Monday April 14th between 7:45 am and 1pm at XXX Densley Dr. someone entered our back yard through the gate and opened the shed in the far back of our yard and took lawn mower (red Troy Built, self propelled electric start) and a large chain saw in its box. There was a pad lock on the shed but it wasn't locked. The gate has a "Beware of Dog and Keep Gate Shut" sign on it. They left the gate and shed door open and did not take the charger for the mower."

Ira B Melton Planting Day 4/12/14 thanks and photos

From organizer Valerie Boss: "This Saturday we put in almost 100 native plants at Ira B Melton Park. If you didn't make it to the workday, go over and take a look! The plants are near the trailhead just below the sidewalk and a little way down the gravel trail. Many thanks to the enthusiastic workers who showed up to plant, haul, mulch, dig, and water. A special shout out to those crazy few who opted to pull some stubborn stumps that got in the way."  Photos from Marianne Skeen via Flickr.

GGD yard sale

Event Date and Time: 
04/12/2014 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Good Growth DeKalb Giant Yard Sale / Spring Fling ! Bargains / Food / Finds / Community / Kids / Fun Saturday, April 12, 9 to 1 N. Decatur Presbyterian Church 611 Medlock Road, Decatur 30033 Rain or Shine ~ Front Lawn or Fellowship Hall Clean Out Your Attic ~ Save Your Stuff ! ~ Ask your friends, neighbors, family & co-workers to donate items ~ ~ About to move or know someone who is? We'll take your stuff ! ~ Tell friends & family, neighbors & co-workers about the sale ~ ~ Items accepted at Church Friday, 4/11, 5 to 7 ~ Need other delivery options or items picked up?

GPC plant sales and talks

For our gardeners from the Georgia Perimeter College Native Plant Garden:  Plant sales April 11, 18, and 19, 10-2:00.  Our Spring 2014 Lunch and Wildflower Series continues this Friday, April 11 at noon with Tom Patrick's talk on "Trilliums".  Learn about the wonderful simple three leafed beauties in the garden.  Trilliums are a great early spring ephemeral plant to have in your shade garden.  At 10:30 Tom and John LIttle will guide us through a walk in the garden to see the many varieties of Trilliums in the GPC garden. 

Wylde Center vegetable plant sale

Event Date and Time: 
04/11/2014 - 9:00am - 04/13/2014 - 4:00pm

From the Wylde Center in Decatur: The Wylde Center has been busy this spring growing beautiful vegetable transplants for your garden.  Two other nurseries will also participate, offering native trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, succulents, pots, and dish gardens.  Available for purchase from Wylde:

Tomatoes - over 50 different varieties, incl. heirloom
Soybeans, cucumbers, squash, and whatever else we grew in the greenhouse!
Culinary and Medicinal Herbs - over 50 varieties
Flowering annuals
Fruit trees and shrubs

Burglary arrests 4/10/14

From Al Fowler, DeKalb Police: Community Update: The North Central Precinct has made a recent arrest of two burglars who are responsible for over 12 residential burglaries and numerous entering autos in the LaVista Road area.  Please remove your valuables from your vehicles and keep the doors locked.   Also, the North Central Precinct , over the weekend, has made an arrest of a business burglar.  The individual is responsible for two business burglaries in the LaVista Road area.

Swanton House fundraiser

Event Date and Time: 
05/08/2014 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

From Jenny Goldemund of the DeKalb History Center: You're invited to the Spring for Swanton! Fundraiser.  Please join us for a living history tour, a heavy Hors d'Oeuvres buffet and music to help raise funds for repairing and preserving the Benjamin Swanton House.  When: THURSDAY, May 8, 2014, From 5:30-8:30 p.m. Where: The Swanton House and Mary Gay House, 720 West Trinity Place, Decatur, GA 30030. What: Tours are at 5:45 and 6:30 at the Swanton House.

County update 4/5/14

From the interim CEO's office: Rabies alert; County Cleanup; Workforce development; Skate night; Early voting; YMCA play day; Electronics recycling; Sex abuse event; Vegetable garden talk; Paper shredding & styrofoam recycling; Georgia cities week; Summer camp; Community council meetings.

Beat the Badge 5K

Event Date and Time: 
05/31/2014 - 9:00am

From Al Fowler, DeKalb Police: Dear Communities, Please the attached packet to explain the various sponsorship opportunities available for our “Beat the Badge”, 5K ROAD RACE Saturday, May 31, 2014. To be held at: DeKalb County Police Headquarters, 1960 W. Exchange Place Tucker, Georgia.  Contact person for sponsorships is: Sgt. J. Obester, jaobester@dekalbcountyga.gov, 404-392-5644

Commissioner Rader update 4/4/14

From District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC meeting; Kittredge Park; Tactical Urbanism pop-up parklets; Druid Hills Tour of Homes.

Woodlands Garden events

Woodlands Garden is located at the corner of Scott and Clairemont.  From Raye Ann Viers via the Clairemont Great Lakes Neighborhood Association: Everyone is invited to visit Woodlands Garden.  The garden is open every day during daylight hours, but there will be special activities this April. For more information, visit the website at http://woodlandsgarden.org/.  For information on the April activities and to bid on a wonderful collection of birdhouses, visit http://www.woodlandsgarden.myevent.com. Also see attached flyer.

Fernbank dinosaur egg hunt

Event Date and Time: 
04/12/2014 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

From the Druid Hills Civic Association: Fifth Annual Dinosaur Egg Hunt: April 12, 8am - noon at Fernbank Museum. Register now for a day of fun! Please visit https://www.fernbankmuseum.org/calendar-of-events/dinosaur-egg-hunt-2014/

Callanwolde’s Easter Egg Hunt

Event Date and Time: 
04/19/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

From the Druid Hills Civic Association: Callanwolde’s Easter Egg Hunt, April 19, 10am - noon.  Please visit http://callanwolde.org/event/eggstravaganza-callanwoldes-easter-egg-hunt/.

Druid Hills walking tours

From the Druid Hills Civic Association: Druid Hills Guided Walking Tours, April 12 & other dates, 10am. For more information: http://www.atlantapreservationcenter.com/druid_hills.

County bike patrol liaison anyone?

If anyone is interested in volunteering to make this event happen here, please let us know (info AT clairmontheights.org).  From Al Fowler, DeKalb Police: "North Central Precinct's Bike Patrol Unit would like to ride with you through your community this summer, during the months of June, July, and August. If you would like to Pedal with a Cop this summer, please send and email with your community's name, contact person and contact information to alfowler@dekalbcountyga.gov A calendar with dates to sign up will be distributed to those expressing interest once all additional bike safety events are confirmed.... Update 4/5/14: These ride thru’ s  are going to be on Saturday’s, 9am -11am.  The Saturday dates are Starting June 7th and run through August 23rd.  June 28 we will be sponsoring a Bike Rodeo in Tucker at the First UMC and on August 2nd we will be sponsoring a bike rodeo at Northlake Mall.  The other Saturdays we will be riding through different communities each week.  The group will be led by our DKPD bike team with community kids and adults joining in.  Kid’s 10 and under will need a to be accompanied by an adult.      Al Fowler     "

Paper Shredding & Styrofoam Recycling Event

Event Date and Time: 
04/12/2014 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

From Keep DeKalb Beautiful and the City of Lithonia: Sensitive Document Shredding and Styrofoam Recycling Event to emphasize recycling and eco-friendly activities. DeKalb citizens are invited to bring their sensitive documents such as old tax records, old mail, old legal documents, etc. for free on-site shredding (limit of five (5) standard storage size boxes per person).  Our sensitive document shredding vendor, SHRED-IT, has specialized in document destruction for over 20 years and values the security of confidential information.  Additionally, DeKalb County based DART Container Co. will be on site to accept styrofoam packaging (peanuts, mold and fillers) for recycling.

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.

DeKalb events April 2014

From the interim county CEO's office: DeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May announces that DeKalb County will join the National Association of Counties (NACo), along with other counties across America, in celebrating National County Government Month (NCGM) this April. The month-long celebration aims to raise public awareness and understanding about the roles and responsibilities of county government. This year's theme is "Ready and Resilient Counties: Prepare. Respond. Thrive."

Ira B Melton Park Planting Day

Event Date and Time: 
04/12/2014 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

From Valerie Boss: Saturday, April 12, is Planting Day at Ira B Melton Park.  Come plant a native shrub at your local greenspace. Bring the family. It¹ll be fun! Spread the word! We¹ll start at noon and plant until 3, unless we finish  earlier. Please bring your own work gloves, drinking water, and a shovel if you have one. The park entrance is located on Desmond Drive, across from Park Lane.  This project is hosted by Friends of Ira B Melton Park. We thank Park Pride, the CHCA, MANA, and the South Fork Conservancy for providing  funds.

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