State rep. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield update May 7, 2010

Newsletter and Legislative wrap-up: "The Benfield Beat is a weekly, nonpartisan publication featuring state and local government news and community events.  A "job postings" feature has also been added to help people find employment during these tough economic times.  Internship and scholarship opportunities for students and recent graduates are also listed.  I welcome submissions for news stories, community listings, or employment postings.  Submissions

Senate District 42 Special Election info

Event Date and Time: 
05/11/2010 - 7:00am - 7:00pm

This election is to replace David Adelman who was appointed ambassador to Singapore.  Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the regular poll locations.  Enter your name at this site to confirm your poll location and voting district: http://www.sos.georgia.gov/MVP/Login.aspx

Sample ballot here: http://web.co.dekalb.ga.us/voter/pdf/SB05112010.pdf

List of qualifying candidates here: http://www.sos.ga.gov/elections/SD42.htm

Their websites:

Little Creek Farm Pony Ride Day

Event Date and Time: 
05/15/2010 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Little Creek Farm, 2057 Lawrenceville Hwy sponsored by the Little Creek Farm Conservancy.  Rides are $5 per ride and funds raised will be used to revitalize our current outdoor arena.  See attached flyer for details.

N Decatur Rd to be repaved 5/11-13

A local resident received notice in their mail box that N. Decatur Road between Scott Blvd and Claremont/Clairmont Rd will be repaved on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday May 11-13. "The notice reports that the road will be practically blocked and they will be using black tar as an asphalt adhesive which can damage cars if driven through."  The resident called the City of Decatur Public Works department, who confirmed that this work would be done (weather permitting).  This might cause a spike in cut-through commuter traffic.

Bicycle South Stone Mountain Ride - Sunday, May 16th- 9 AM

Event Date and Time: 
05/16/2010 - 9:00am

From Bicycle South: Join us for our third shop ride of the season. A nice, relaxed family/group style ride out to Stone Mountain & back. We take the PATH trail out and back - a route made up of both street and trail segments. Free refreshments after the ride. Helmets required. No ride if raining. This is a great ride for friends and family so grab a group and come join us.  Call the store for more details. 404-636-4444

DeKalb County House Delegation Update May 2010

From Howard Mosby, Chair.

Gang activity in nearby neighborhood

From the Emory Grove neighborhood, which centers on Princeton Way and Westminster Way off North Decatur Road west of Clairmont: "April 28, 2010: DeKalb County Gang Task Force .... contacts at the police department ... have indicated that they have concern that there is “gang” activity in and around our neighborhood specifically related to the buying and selling of drugs in and around our parks.

CHCA Annual Meeting & Block Party

Event Date and Time: 
05/29/2010 - 3:00pm

[Note: start time has changed from 4 to 3:00] The Clairmont Heights Civic Association will hold its annual meeting and block party Saturday, May 29, at the corner of Woodmoor and Densley, beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Wesley Woods Plant Sale

Event Date and Time: 
05/07/2010 - 3:00pm

From Wesley Woods Hospital Horticultural Therapy program: Plant Sale

Organically grown Veggies & Herbs, Orchids &Tropicals

All grown in the Horticultural Therapy Program
 
Wesley Woods Hospital HT Greenhouse Lawn, Friday, May 7th, 3:00 p.m.
 

County survey on neighborhood conditions

From OneDekalb, inviting all residents to participate: Dear OneDeKalb Member: OneDeKalb has a great opportunity to partner with Georgia State University on a research study focused on neighborhood conditions across DeKalb County. This information will be a valuable resource to OneDeKalb, the DeKalb County Board of Health, and your neighborhood organizations. This information will help identify problems in your neighborhood and assist in the development of an action plan to address these problems!

 

ReScheduled: Workforce housing in DeKalb

Event Date and Time: 
05/24/2010 - 6:30pm

Update 5/4/10: The meeting has been rescheduled to May 24.

Update 5/3/10: Due to the flooding of the Maloof Auditorium, the Workforce Housing Public Meeting has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.

A report and discussion at Maloof Auditorium, Monday, May 3, 6:30 p.m.  Presentation by Livable Communities Coalition on an initiative of CEO Burrell Ellis commissioner Larry Johnson.

Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive

History buffs will enjoy the Digital Library of Georgia's free online access to historic issues of Atlanta newspapers.  "The Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to fourteen newspaper titles published in Atlanta from 1847 to 1922. Consisting of over 67,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date.

Qualifying candidates for county elections

From Beth Nathan, Civic Association Network: County Level candidates who qualified this week (Democrats & Republicans who will appear on the primary ballots) ... It's hard to find on DeKalb's Voter Registration & Elections website (which isn't one of the website the county thinks very many people want to find -- not on their easy-to-get-to list).

Clifton Community Partnership Update May 2010

Contents: Commencement Traffic Alert; "Hasta La Vista" to Class of 2010; Latest Chapter for New Bookstore; New Dean Named at Emory College; New Plan to Preserve and Manage Woodlands ; Emory Ranks Among Top Peace Corps Schools; Gecko Exhibit will Stick with Visitors; Old Turman Complex Down Soon; Artists to Showcase Works in Decatur; Leading HIV Researcher to Join Yerkes

County work on Desmond/Clairmont intersection update 5/3/10

Update 5/3/10: Looks like the work has been completed.

Update 2/11/10: The work has begun. A draft of the plan is attached.

Where to research political candidates for elections in DeKalb County, Georgia

From Adelle Frank's blog, March 25, 2010: " this post lists the best tools for researching candidates and offices for the 2010 election in DeKalb County, Georgia." List of resources under following categories: Non-Partisan, Government, News Media, Interest Groups, Books & Articles. Read More.
 

Commissioner Jeff Rader Town Hall

Event Date and Time: 
05/04/2010 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Leafmore Creek Park Clubhouse, 1373 Altamont Drive.

Recycle old yard signs and CD-ROMs

Do you have campaign or other yard signs sitting around that you want to get rid of? How about old CD-ROMs (old software installation disks, etc.)?  The 3rd Annual Medlock Garden Tour will be taking place Saturday, July 10th, and we would like to recycle these things into signs for the event. If you've got used signs (or other good sign materials), or old CD-ROMs that you'd like to get rid of, please contact Lisa Crowder at lisa@intownagent247.com (please put "Garden Tour Signs" in the subject line).

DeKalb Emergency Management Agency SKYWARNR Class

Event Date and Time: 
06/01/2010 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

June 1, 2010 6:00-10:00PM, 1950 W. Exchange Place. What is SKYWARNR?  The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, established R with partner organizations. SKYWARNR is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

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