From the county CEO's Office of Neighborhood Empowerment: VOTE EARLY NOW! CLICK HERE FOR EARLY VOTING SITES AND TIMES. 2014 Candidates Forum, Thursday, May 8 | 7:00 - 9:30 pm, Community Achievement Center, 4522 Flat Shoals Parkway | Decatur, GA 30034.
Events begin 5/8/14 but traffic will be heaviest around Emory on Monday morning. Here is the full schedule.
Fernbank Science Center will host a celebration of National Astronomy Day on Saturday, May 10th from 11 AM until 3 PM. This event is open to the public and geared toward all ages. It will feature informational literature, family activities, a chance to win a telescope, and an array of planetarium shows.
From Dawn Forman in the Laurel Ridge Neighborhood group: I just wanted to inform you of happenings in Medlock and close by Decatur, so that we can be alert here.
From U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson: Foreclosure help; Grants; Other government info/services.
From state rep. Mike Jacobs: DeKalb early voting locations; Sample ballots and Voter's Guides.
From the interim county CEO's office: Dancing; Senior Olympics.
From a MANA resident: Early voting is open for the May 20 election. Among other things, this election includes the primary for state school superintendent and the race for DeKalb County school board candidates (we are in District 2). Great info about candidates for school board is available here: http://www.itsforthemdekalb.org/
From Selig Enterprises: "Selig Enterprises, Inc. is pleased to announce that after an almost two year legal delay over the redevelopment of Suburban Plaza, all litigation between Good Growth Dekalb (GGD) and Dekalb County has been resolved and the redevelopment can resume. During lengthy discussions with GGD, Selig was able to address most of GGD’s concerns in a manner that will only improve our planned redevelopment of Suburban Plaza, including agreeing to the installation of additional sidewalks along Medlock Road, as well other improvements such as landscaping and fence repair next to the neighborhood of homes located directly to the rear of the shopping center.
From the interim CEO's office: Videos for the hearing-impaired; CodeRed.
From DeKalb Police via CrimeMapping.com
From DeKalb police via CrimeMapping.com
From a local resident who sent us a photo of a flyer left at her home. The meeting may have been organized by the developer in order to gauge community support or resistance before submitting formal applications to the county. This area sits between Emory's Clairmont Campus and the Gable Montclair townhome/apartment complex and between the boundaries of the Druid Hills Civic Association and the Clairmont Heights Civic Association.
From the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association: Hi Neighbors! MANA has signed up for this year's "Keep Dekalb Beautiful Neighborhood Cleanup Day" which takes place Saturday, April 26 from 9AM to 1 PM. We'd love to have more folks participate this year! My fam did curb & sign cleaning here on Willivee Place last year and it was pretty amazing what a big difference a few hours made. If we all share ideas for areas in the neighborhood that need some extra TLC we can round up small groups to tackle some of the bigger stuff together.
From the Fernbank Science Center: Birds and butterflies; Planetarium music and light show; Science Kid, Science Day, Astronomy Day.
For our gardeners: Our Spring 2014 Lunch and Wildflower Series. Azalea Madness Sale Continues. "Pollinators for the Garden" Friday, April 25. "Rare Plants of Georgia" Friday, May 2. Azalea Madness Plant Sales Friday, April 25 & May 2 Saturday, May 3 10:00 - 2:00.
From Valerie Boss: Workday at Melton Park. Sunday, May 4. 9:30-noon. Please spread the word, and stop by, even if it's just for half an hour. The agenda is to pick up trash, move the rest of the wood chips down to the wetland planting area, pull some privet and honeysuckle, and do a little trail maintenance. Bring your own work gloves and drinking water, and a shovel if you have one. Hope to see you at the park. Valerie
From District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader: Rader gets fellowship; Candidates Forums; Druid Hills Tour of Homes: Oak Groove Festival; Pop-up parklet competition.
From DeKalb Police via CrimeMapping.com
From Emory: Emory Named Top 'Green School' Among U.S. Universities; Case in (Emory) Point: Developing Sustainability from the Ground Up; Ray C. Anderson Foundation Awards $180,000 Grant to Emory for Sustainability Scholar-Leader Program; Green Lab Program at Emory Aims for Sustainable Science; Cox Hall Pilots Zero Landfill Waste Program; School of Medicine Reexamines Energy Use with Grants to Green; Graduates to wear 'plastic' gowns; Better Buildings Challenges Sparks Energy Efficiency for Atlanta.