CHCA members, renewing members, and wannabe members are invited to join the current board at Melton's App & Tap, Thursday, May 30, at 7 p.m. for our annual meeting. We are meeting at Melton's in part to support them as a local business, so we encourage attendees to order food and drinks while there. The nachos will be on us, though. The only required meeting agenda item is a vote for a new or renewed CHCA Board for 2013-2014. In addition, we invite members to help us shed light on neighborhood issues -- schools, development, cityhood, parks, crime, communications, etc.. We will also graciously accept annual dues, still only $10. The current board encourages others to take their place. The load is very light, but some of us on the current board have been on duty probably way too long. The offices and incumbents are as follows:
From Dekalb Police via CrimeMapping.com. Clairmont Circle is part of Emory Woods.
The county seeks public input on proposed changes. MANA has a good summary here.
From the Decatur BBQ Festival website via the Decatur - Avondale Estates Patch: Mark your calendar for August 17, 2013, and don’t miss the 13th Annual Decatur Barbeque, Blues, & Bluegrass Festival, at Harmony Park in Decatur. The gates open at 4:00pm and there will be live music until 10:00pm. Kids 10 and under admitted free. ...
From Deisha Oliver-Millar in the Decatur-Avondale Estates Patch: "On Saturday, May 18th, Twain’s will host the fifth annual SpringFest, benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB). The doors open at 2:30pm this year with music beginning promptly at 3:00pm until midnight.
From Ralph Ellis in the Decatur - Avondale Estates Patch: "...Decatur police issued this alert Wednesday afternoon. The Decatur Police Department is investigating the theft of catalytic converters from (7) vehicles in the past 72 hours. All of these thefts occurred during the overnight hours. Six of the thefts were from Honda Elements and one was from a Honda CRV. These thefts occurred
MANA's Neighborhood Watch has set up a "NextDoor Medlock Park" network. it's like a private Facebook for neighbors only. The geographic boundaries include streets in both MANA and CHCA since we share common concerns. If you click to join, the program will ask for your real street address to verify that you live within the boundaries. You can edit your profile, however, to show only the street and not the house number. In fact, you can choose to share only your name and street. From MANA: "Our neighborhood is using a private online network called Nextdoor Medlock Park, and we think you'll benefit from joining us. On our Nextdoor site, neighbors share community events, recommendations, items for sale/free, crime/safety concerns, ideas about how to make our neighborhood better, and more. Please join us to build a better neighborhood!
The market takes place Wednesdays and Saturdays: Wednesdays 4-7 p.m. 163 Clairmont Ave.,the corner of Commerce Avenue and Church Street. Saturdays 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. the corner of N. McDonough and Trinity streets, near the high school. It is transitioning to new management. Here's their news for this week.
For our gardeners from the Georgia Perimeter College Native Plant Garden: Lunch panel Friday; Plant sale Saturday.
From District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader: Kirkwood Spring Fling; Oak Groove Festival; Movies in the Park; Parklet winners.
From U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson: Arts competition; Preventing foreclosures; Apps & privacy; Small business boost; Helping consumers; Assisting seniors; Make it in America; Young people matter; Honoring volunteers; Summer camp; Rockdale coalition; Newton Sheriff; Transportation grants.
From Melissa Forgey: Civil War, Exhibits, Storytelling.
From District 6 Commissioner Kathie Gannon: New Zoning code; Spring book sales; Kirkwood spring fling; South river paddle; Oak Groove Festival; BOC meeting agenda.
From OneDeKalb, Office of Neighborhood Empowerment: This workshop will: Showcase our park facilities and programs; Show you how to connect with your neighborhood park; Connect you with services offered by the recreation centers, including summer programs, Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center, parks safety and aquatics and athletics. Highlight Cooperative Extension Services
From OneDekalb, the Office of Neighborhood Empowerment:
From Timothy Darnell in the Decatur - Avondale Estates Patch: "At a meeting that seemed to be designed to slow the on-rushing train of cityhood, Democrats in DeKalb’s legislative delegation urged residents to consider a variety of issues before deciding to incorporate....." [Rea
From Joe Earle in the Reporter Newspapers: "DeKalb County officials have placed two north DeKalb neighborhoods on alert after rabid raccoons were found in the areas. Officials said the two animals were captured near Ragley Hall Road in Brookhaven and Harts Mills Court in Chamblee. ...
From Ty Tagami in the AJC (h/t to the Patch): "When DeKalb County school officials combed through financial records over the weekend, they made an astonishing discovery: The district has millions more dollars than they’d thought....." [Read more.]