New Georgia Native Plant website

For native plant lovers, this new site is full of photos and info for identification and/or cultivation. -------------------------

Home sales figures for 30033 2003-2007

Substantial drops in sales from 2006 but prices still rising.

Crime wave hits Druid Hills area

Be especially vigilant against criminal activity in the neighborhood. According to sources in the Druid Hills Civic Association, a crime wave seems to be under way in the Druid Hills area with criminals breaking into homes, even when occupied. Houses have been broken into from Fairview and Lullwater to North Decatur Road between Durand Drive and Princeton Way as late as last night. More details to follow.

Emory's Community Partnership's Redesigned Website

[Worth a look - Editor] CCP Launches Redesigned Website May 29, 2008 Source: Community Partnership Update/June 2008 Keeping current with community activities can be a daunting task, but a redesigned community website is helping to cut through the clutter. The Clifton Community Partnership’s (CCP) newly redesigned website ( has a refreshed look and provides many contemporary features and improvements to users.

DeKalb County Stormwater Management Symposium June 28

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT – ROADS & DRAINAGE DIVISION SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 2008 • 8:30 AM –- 6:00 PM DeKalb Technical College Conference Center, Clarkston Campus IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GEORGIA PERIMETER COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ENVIRONMENTAL FINANCE CENTER, DEKALB TECHNICAL COLLEGE, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, •DEKALB BOARD OF HEALTH Join us for an informative day of free workshops, food, and networking to learn more about DeKalb County’s stormwater initiatives. Below is a sampling of the workshops offered: RAIN GARDENS

New bridge from VA to Lullwater

Bridging the Gap from Emory to VA Going from Emory to the VA Medical Center? Try walking instead of driving -- that is, walking on the new suspension bridge that connects both campuses. The bridge crosses Peachtree Creek in Lullwater Preserve and provides much needed pedestrian access between Emory and the VA Medical Center. Spanning 210 feet and costing $177,000, the bridge was constructed to be minimally disruptive of the natural environs and touches ground in only two places on either side of the creek.

Emory's Carlos Museum Summer Camp

Summer Break Doesn't Mean Idle Hands for Kids School is out for summer and kids have free time on their hands. There's no better way to keep their hands busy than with craft-making activities at summer camp.

Emory Starts Local Farmers Market on Campus

More people are making the commitment to buy from local farmers. Emory's Office of Sustainability Initiatives is making it easier to buy fresh, local produce, meat and other artisan food products beginning Tuesday, June 10. A farmers market will be held every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the Cox Hall Bridge on Emory's campus. Open to everyone, the weekly farmers market will provide the opportunity to conveniently buy local, sustainable, organic and healthy foods.

Election dates & events

Primary Election dates/deadlines: Voter Registration deadline: June 16 Early Voting: July 7-12 Election: July 15 Runoff (if needed): August 5 Thursday, June 5: ** Civic Association Network's Candidate Fair from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Hellenic Community Center/Greek Orthodox Church at 2500 Clairmont Road NE, Atlanta Flyer

CEO/BOC Candidates forum at Emory June 17

On June 17, Emory University’s Office of Governmental & Community Affairs, The Clifton Community Partnership, & The League of Women Voters of DeKalb County will present a forum featuring candidates for the Office of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DeKalb County & Board of Commissioners, District 6. The forum will be held at 7p.m. at Glenn United Methodist Church Memorial Sanctuary, 1660 North Decatur Road, NE, Alanta, Georgia 30307 Visit the following link for directions to Emory University ttp://

Community Financial Aid Awareness and College Recruitment Day

“Community Financial Aid Awareness and College Recruitment Day” is a seminar that is being held at The Body of Christ Church International, U.S.A., on Saturday, June 7th, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. All sessions are open to the public and will offer a wealth of information about financial awareness for all ages. Additionally, it’s a great opportunity to gather information and gain knowledge for all persons ages 13 year old and older, who are aspiring to go to college. Registration/Admission is FREE!

Clean Water Campaign 2008 Essay Contest

This essay contest is to promote water conservation and protection of water quality. It is for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students within 16 counties of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District which includes DeKalb County. One winner from each county will be selected as a finalist and receive $25. The overall district winner will be selected from these finalist and will receive $100. For more information, visit the Clean Water Campaign Website at Related Documents:

Summer hands-on ART Camp

ARTwithHEART – Summer hands-on ART Camp “A Kaleidoscope of Culture” Enjoy the fun of creating while exploring the art and music of the many cultures of our world. Art,Drama, Music, Dance, Yoga and Cooking Preschool Camp in 4 sessions, one week each in June and July –9:00am– 1:00pm $85 per session Classic Camp 1st through 6th Grade June 16 -20 9:00am – 2:00pm $185 Theater Camp 4th -12th Grade July 21 – 25 9:00am – 3:00pm $250 To register contact Rev. Nancy Robinson North Decatur UMC 1523 Church St. Decatur GA 30030

African Storyteller

"Tafari's Animal Tales" Special Celebrity African Storyteller Benjamin Brown (Better known as Tafari on the Saturday morning television show Safari Tracks) will be telling stories on Friday, June 13th from 1:00 - 2:00 pm at North Decatur UMC, 1523 Church Street, Decatur Free to all children in the community! No reservations needed. Join in the fun and invite your neighbors. Mark your calendars and plan to be with us ! (Children must be accompanied by an adult during the entire storytelling hour)

Congressman John Lewis' Veterans Forum

Congressman John Lewis' Veterans Forum When: Monday, June 9, 2008 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Where: 758 Scott Blvd., Decatur, GA, 30030 Congressman Lewis is hosting a veterans forum on June 9 at the Westchester Complex, Administrative Offices of City Schools of Decatur, located at 758 Scott Blvd. The congressman would like to make information about this forum available to all veterans, particularly those with PTSD, so that they may be informed of the treatment they deserve.

DeKalb Extension Horticulture Training DEKALB EXTENSION HORTICULTURE TRAINING 2008 "ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY GARDENING" NOTE: All programs listed will be held at the DeKalb Training Facility, 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, Georgia 30032 Times will all be the same: 7 to 8:30 PM Cost will be: $7.00 per person per program; Fees cover program expenses such as honorariums and door prizes. JUNE 26 (Thursday) – Topic: "Recycled Water Irrigation Systems"

Medlock Pool Party and Pot Luck

Medlock Pool Party and Pot Luck Sunday, August 5, 6-9pm Save the date and plan to bring your friends and family to our biggest neighborhood social event of the year. MANA's Social Committee is planning a fantastic event with live music, games, and more. Stay tuned for details!

MANA Community Meeting

MANA Community Meeting North Decatur Presbyterian Church Monday, June 23, 7pm Mark and save this date to join us at the second of three community meetings in 2008 which will be held at the North Decatur Presbyterian Church at the corner of Medlock and N. Decatur Road. This is a great meeting for members and non-members alike. Not only is there a lot going on in our local area to learn about, but this meeting will also serve as key part of our annual membership campaign efforts.

Decatur Beach Party

Decatur Beach Party Friday, June 20, 2008 5 p.m. to Midnight Polish up your best flip-flops and get ready to enjoy 60 tons of sand on East Ponce. Dance in the streets to the beach music from the live band performing on the stage that stretches across Ponce de Leon Avenue across from the Square. Activities include children's boardwalk games, a special beach movie on the giant inflatable screen, face painting, wading pools in the sand and more. Adults $6.50 (in advance); Children 12 and under, free (limit two children per paying adult). No coolers, glass or pets allowed.

Medlock Garden Tour July 12

[Organized by our sister organization MANA, Medlock Area Neighborhood Association] Medlock Garden Tour - 1st Annual Event! Saturday, July 12, 9 am - 1 pm Tickets $3 - @ Ace Hardware starting June 16 and Medlock Elementary (front porch) on July 12. Proceeds benefit environmental education at Medlock Elementary. Ace Hardware will donate a rain barrel to the Medlock Elementary's Children's Garden in connection with the Medlock Garden Tour.
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