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 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 district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: Oak Groove Festival postponed; Century Blvd road closure; Cityhood town hall meeting.
For our gardeners: Spring Lunch and Wildflower Series and Plant Sales
For our gardeners from the Georgia Perimeter College Native Plant Garden.
From the county's OneDeKalb office: County Educational Scholarship Fund (deadline 4/19); Transportation Plan meetings; Autism resource fair; National Night Out training: "Slow Down" signs; Earth Day workshop; Green Expo; Code Red; Volunteer opportunities.
From the county CEO's office: Community Workshop. Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 pm. Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive in Decatur. Help to create a safer community. National Night Out, "America's Night Out Against Crime," is an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. During this training program, attendees will learn the history of National Night Out (NNO) and how it began; learn what is needed to organize a National Night Out event for their community; hear from other neighbors who have participated in past NNO events; and receive NNO resources such as organizational packets.
From the county CEO's office. "Brooklyn comes with a $250 training package at Frogs to Dogs. She is sponsored by the Paideia High School Homeless Pets Club. Please come see Brooklyn; she would love to be your forever companion and snuggle up with you...." [Editor's note: We adopted a stray pit bull about a year ago who looks very much like this one, and he turned out, contrary to all the pit bull stories we heard, to be a great dog -- people loving, playful, and smart. With some basic obedience training, he sits, heels, stays, and ignores other dogs on command. If we had the room, we'd adopt this one too.]
From district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC, Pop Up Parks
From district 6 commissioner Kathie Gannon: Green Expo; Transportation meetings.
From district 6 commissioner Kathie Gannon: Green Expo; Trash to gas fuel stations; Tobacco restrictions; Park replacing derelict building; Recycling fees eliminated; Senior center; New staff member; Food drive; Budget 2013.
From district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: BOC and Zoning summaries; Call for clean up volunteers.
For our gardeners from the Georgia Perimeter College native plant garden. Spring Series and Plant Sales start Friday, Mar. 29.
From district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: “Pop-up Parks" and "Parklets" are relatively new terms which describe outdoor temporary installations at community/business locations. These small recreational spots or gathering places create a sense of ‘place’ within a community or business. Sometimes called "tactical urbanism", the use of imaginative small-scale, inexpensive outside additions has become a catalyst for positive change in the built environment. The DeKalb County District #2 competition is intended to provide both the County as well as metro Atlanta with new ideas for how communities and retail shopping areas can begin to consider creative approaches for the installation of small, relaxing low cost parks.
From state rep. Mary Margaret Oliver: March 23, 2013 – MMO LEGISLATIVE NEWSLETTER. 2013 GENERAL DOWN TO FINAL THREE DAYS! This is Mary Margaret Oliver’s SIXTH email newsletter for the 2013 General Assembly Session which convened January 14, 2013 and has completed 37 of its forty days of work. .... In each newsletter, I ask how you would vote on a pending bill or budget item. Thank you for your opinions and guidance! SIXTH newsletter question: Would you support funding a Venture Capital fund from Tobacco settlement payments for investors to come to Georgia to start high tech companies?
From U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson: Budget; Arts competition; Miller Grove B-ball; Presidential medal; Taxes; Academy Day; Healthcare; Covington; Resources; Gwinnett meeting; Rare act; Mobile privacy; VA medical center parking.
From district 6 commissioner Kathie Gannon: Green Expo; Zoning update briefing; South Fork Conservancy Friendraiser; Household hazardous waste event; South River at Constitution Lakes cleanup.
From district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: Brooklyn the dog; Turn out the lights for Earth hour.