DeKalb Police Trunk or Treat

Event Date and Time: 
10/30/2010 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

2nd ANNUAL DEKALB POLICE DEPARTMENT TRUNK OR TREAT: Put on your favorite costume and bring your family for a day of fun at the DeKalb Police Department Center Precinct. Trunk-or-Treat around the police cars, get your face painted, or just come to mingle and form bonds with your ICP officers. This is a free event and is our way of promoting a positive connection between the police, community, and children.

MANA's 1st Neighborhood Yard Sale

Event Date and Time: 
10/02/2010 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association:  Medlock is having a neighborhood-wide yard sale on Saturday from 9 - 2.  There will be 16 locations with multiple families participating at some locations.  Find a map to the participating homes at http://www.medlockpark.org and there will be signs and balloons around to point you in the right direction.  Come out and find some great bargains and meet your Medlock Park neighbors!


MANA Community Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
09/20/2009 - 7:00pm

From Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: MANA Community Meeting, Monday, September 20, 2010, 7pm North Decatur Presbyterian Church (corner of Scott Blvd/Medlock).  Please plan to attend one of just three all-community meetings we will hold this year. This will be a great forum to get the latest updates and details on our Yard Sale and Halloween events as well as a chance to learn what MANA can do to help our local schools. There is also a good chance to meet some local political candidates who should be "out and about" campaigning for the November elections.

Decatur Square Events for September

From MANA:Concerts on the Square:Sept. 11, 18, 25, 7PM to 9:30PM. Spread out a blanket and enjoy an evening of musical entertainment Saturday nights in September, featuring a variety of bands. Sponsored by Wachovia Bank of Georgia. Free.

 
Blue Sky Concerts: Decatur Square Community Bandstand, Sept. 15 22, 29, NOON to 1PM. Enjoy a mid-week lunchtime music break every Wednesday in September. Bring your lunch or purchase a special to-go lunch from a nearby restaurant. Sponsored by SunTrust Bank. Free. 

Native Plant Sale

Event Date and Time: 
09/18/2010 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Native Plant Botanical Garden - Georgia Perimeter College, Decatur Campus
3251 Panthersville Road    Decatur, GA   Phone: 678-891-2668
 

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson newsletter September 14, 2010

From U.S. rep. Hank Johnson: Fight Foreclosures, Jobs Site, One Dekalb, Childhood Obesity, Be Prepared, Fema Funds, Weatherization, Back To Work, Energy Grant, Events

Dear Friends, Thanks to everyone who made the past month such a productive time in the District. I always enjoy seeing everyone and like you, spending some much-needed time with family. Here’s a brief review and a look forward at some upcoming events you and your family might like to attend. 

DeKalb County Hosts First Household Hazardous Waste Event

Event Date and Time: 
10/02/2010 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

From CEO Burrell Ellis' office via local resident and county Greenspace Manager Dave Butler: Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) is constantly striving to promote good environmental stewardship by providing a variety of events to better suit the needs of DeKalb County and its citizens.  For that reason, KDB will host its first Household Hazardous Waste Event on Saturday, Oct. 2, 8 a.m. to noon at the DeKalb County Central Transfer Station, 3720 Leroy Scott Dr. in Decatur.

Lost dog

From local neighbor: Timid to an extreme. Pulled out of owner’s hand still wearing leash at Willivee and Vistamont at 10a Sunday morning. Has collar with id tag and has a microchip in its shoulder. Name is Chocolate. Please call 404 556 8912 if you sight this gentle but very bashful dog. Brown, short fur, chocolate lab mutt, knee-high and about 40 pounds.

Tree branch blocks Willivee

Early this morning (Sep. 12) a tree branch fell across Willivee Drive blocking traffic.  It's near 874 Willivee Drive.   Photos from our intrepid field reporter are attached.  

Emory Village Update

From the Alliance to Improve Emory Village: Update on Emory Village Roadwork. Phase One of the Emory Village road project continues. The first phase includes the renovation of sidewalks, curbs, and other streetscape features on the southwest side of North Decatur Road (between Peavine Creek/Panera Bread and Supercuts). Access to the business parking lots along this side of North Decatur Road will remain open.

Movie "Up" at Medlock School

Event Date and Time: 
09/11/2010 - 7:00pm

From MANA: Watch Pixar's "Up" at Medlock Community Movie Night! THIS Saturday, September 11, 2010, 7p. m.  Medlock Elementary School Lawn. Come enjoy a FREE fantastic Pixar movie on the outdoor big screen! Bring the friends and family out with your blanket or chairs and show your support for Medlock Elementary your community spirit! Snacks, drinks and glow bands will be available for purchase.

Code Enforcement Public meeting

Event Date and Time: 
09/13/2010 - 6:30pm

From the Sagamore Hills neighborhood Hotline: DECATUR – DeKalb County recently established a Code Enforcement Task Force to identify and assist in the implementation of solution-driven  recommendations to address code enforcement issues affecting communities throughout DeKalb. The task force, which includes community leaders, county officials, and other key individuals, will hold a series of meetings that are open to the public. The next meeting is Monday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Tucker Library, 5234 LaVista Rd., Tucker, GA 30084

Revenue Enhancement Commission Public Meeting

Event Date and Time: 
09/14/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

From commissioner Kathie Gannon: Revenue Enhancement Commission to Meet Sept. 14; Public invited to provide comments . DeKalb County stakeholders have the opportunity to weigh in on ways the county can fund operations without raising taxes. The DeKalb County Revenue Enhancement Commission will take public comments at its next meeting set for Sept. 14, 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive in Decatur. Public comments are set for the Sept. 14 meeting only.

Mason Mill Park Master Plan construction begins

Here are some shots from last weekend (September 5).  Information on the Master Plan can be found here

News for cyclists

From Bicycle South: Stone Mountain Ride, Georgia Bike Summit, Decatur bike lanes, Instructors wanted.

Nature Preserve Work Day

Event Date and Time: 
09/12/2010 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Come enjoy cool morning weather at the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve by participating in our monthly volunteer day this Sunday, September 12 from 9 a.m. - noon. We will be securing boardwalks so that they don't float away again and reconstructing the bamboo arbor by the native plant garden. So, grab your gloves and water bottle and join us.

Little Creek Farm Fall Festival Fundraiser!

Event Date and Time: 
10/16/2010 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Enjoy live Bluegrass, chili, beer and soda, pony rides, kids’ crafts and riding demonstrations!
Participate in the Silent Auction with fabulous equestrian and non-equestrian items!
Cover charge: $10 adults; $5 children ages 12-18. Children under 12 are free.
Celebrate our partnership with DeKalb County.

 

Clifton Road Shared Lane Striping Begins Today

From BikeEmory:

 Shared
            Lane Marking
The installation of shared lane markings or "sharrows" on Clifton Road, between North Decatur and Braircliff Roads, will begin today at approximately 9 am.  This project will begin today and work will continue this weekend.  Please expect some temporary lane closures during this project. For more information on the shared lane project please click here.

 

Stakeholder Input On Board Of Education Policy Revisions

From interim superintendent Ramona Tyson via Emory-LaVista Parent Council: August 27, 2010, MEMO TO: Emory-LaVista Parent Council, FROM: Mrs. Ramona Tyson, Interim, Superintendent, REFERENCE: Stakeholder Input On Board Of Education Policy Revisions.  The purpose of this memorandum is to inform you that the DeKalb County School System (DCSS) has undertaken a Comprehensive Policy Revision
Initiative (CPRI). The CPRI will consist of an internal team of DCSS employees conducting an exhaustive and comprehensive review of all Board

PAWS Atlanta needs help with puppy mill dogs

From Paws Atlanta: The Department of Agriculture has closed down an illegal breeder in Oxford County. There are over 70 dogs, including toy Poodles, Dachshunds, Chihuahuas and Yorkies, that need medical attention (many have not even had their rabies shots), proper nutrition and care. PAWS Atlanta is starting the rescue operation by retrieving 20 of the dogs from the puppy mill on Sunday, September 5th. How can I help? There are four ways to help.

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