From Civic Association Network: "Hello, My name is Harley Gould, I'm the Technical Director for Essential Theatre. Essential does the Power Plays Festival each summer, and this year it will be at Actor's Express. One of our sets will require a major load of old, worn, weathered lumber, of almost any kind. This is where you come in. We're looking for anyone who has an old weathered fence (or even parts thereof) that is getting replaced, or even just thrown out.
From the AJC: "DeKalb wants to close two rec centers, pool" By Megan Matteucci, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2:14 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2010. "DeKalb County leaders say they'll have to close two recreation centers and one pool as part of an effort to not raise property taxes. County officials are proposing to close the Mason Mill center in Decatur and the Lucious Sanders center in Lithonia as early as July 1.
From commissioner Jeff Rader: June 19, 2010, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, LOCATION: Mason Mill Park, 1340 McConnell Drive, Decatur 30033-3539. For more information see http://www.commissionerrader.com/reader-rader-updates/items/commissioner-rader-digest-102.html
From Emory Community Affairs: Greetings to All: As many of you know, Emory, in partnership with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), is planning to build a new research building on the site of the old Turman dormitory complex on Haygood Drive.
Contents: Job Fair, Medicare Checks, Oil Spill, Wall Street Reform. This is an informational e-mail sent to residents of Georgia's Fourth Congressional District. This mailing was prepared and sent at taxpayer expense.
From state rep. Stephanie Stuckey Benfield:
From Emory's Sustainability Office: Please visit the new Emory sustainability map at http://sustainability.emory.edu/html/map/index.html. The map was developed through a grant from the Urban Land Institute to encourage more walking and wheeling on campus. Leave your car behind, and check out our Public Art Tour, LEED Green Building Tour, Tree Tour, Civil Rights Tour and other points of interest on campus. Walki
From MANA: MANA Neighbors Share Info on Recent Suspicious Person Sighting and Break-in on Woodridge Drive. Reported by a MANA member on Woodridge Drive -- This past Memorial Day weekend an African American man pushing a lawnmower was spotted in the 2400 block of Woodridge. This man showed signs of suffering from a mental illness - using profanity, screaming and yelling. The police were called but they did not catch him. He was spotted on 3 other occasions on Blackburn, Medlock and Woodridge and the police were called each time.
From MANA: Neighbors Report Incidents of Aggressive Loose Dogs in Medlock Area. Reported by a several MANA members near Medlock Road and Wood Trail on 6/9/10-- Several MANA neighbors reported incidents with two aggressive dogs loose on Wednesday morning this week. One was a brown and black brindled pit bull and the other was a smaller brown dog. Both had collars and they were seen at the corner of Woodridge and Medlock.
Local resident Jim Smith tells us, "the white "rezoning" sign at Superior & N. Decatur is merely an application by City of Decatur for taking of land for a bus stop."
A resident asks: "I noticed the 3 houses on Hunting Valley have finally been demolished. Is there any plan for those lots going forward? Is there a possible linkage to Medlock Park?" Dave Butler, local resident and county greenspace manager, responded: "The lots on Hunting Valley Drive were purchased under the FEMA floodplain buyout program and are listed in the county inventory under Roads and Drainage. There is no plan currently to include the lots within Medlock Park because of the separation by the stream and because the lots are not all contiguous.
From Dekalb County Emergency Management Agency via Civic Association Network: Saturday, June 19, 2010, 3 - 8 pm: C.E.R.T. Volunteer Drill, Fire Academy, 3161 Warren Rd, Decatur, GA 30034. This will be a Mock Disaster where volunteers will stand in as victims. Minimum age 13, must be accompanied by a Parent/Guardian. For further information contact D.E.M.A.'s Mr. R. Swanson: raswanson AT co.dekalb.ga.us
Contents: Final Phase of Dowman Drive Enhancements; Saba Reopens in Emory Village; Economic Growth Sparked by Federal Investment in University Research; Emory's Model for Walkable University Campuses; Zero Waste Commencement Goal Realized; DeKalb Library Patrons Check Out Audiobooks, Kiss Late Fees Goodbye; Celebrate Summer in Virginia-Highland; From Oxford, a Direct Line to Emory's History; Five Questions: Jason Morgan
For our dog and nature lovers: Grab your four-legged friend and head on over to Kimpton's Hotel Palomar - Atlanta to have your pup soaped down and indulged with yummy canine treats (Not to worry, there will be human treats, too!).
At the annual meeting and block party on Saturday May 29, the following people were elected or re-elected to the CHCA board for the term ending May 31, 2011: President: Charlie Bleau; Vice President: Suzan Rowe; Corresponding Secretary: Nancy Ciliax; Treasurer: Catherine Larson; Recording Secretary: Tim Bryson. Thanks to the many neighbors who attended, renewed their membership, offered to help, and participated in the election. Thanks especially to John Maynard for serving as Vice President this past year and for his many services to the community, esp.
From commissioner Jeff Rader: Here are some topics of interest from recent DeKalb County Board of Commissioners (BOC) meetings: Mason Mill Park; Roofs Replacement; Sidewalk Funds; Sign Ordinance;
Mason Mill Park
The county has officially selected a contractor for construction to improve the day-use area of Mason Mill Park (30033). The construction costs, not to exceed $2.1 million, will be funded by the county parks bond. Read More.
From Trees Atlanta via Druid Hills Civic Association: Trees Atlanta announced today that it will celebrate twenty-five years of planting and conserving trees in Atlanta, GA with a celebration on the evening of Friday, June 25, 2010. The event is open to the public and citizens who have supported Trees Atlanta over the years as well as those who are new to the non-profit organization are invited to attend. Trees Atlanta will direct a portion of the evening's proceeds toward tree planting and education efforts.
From the Clairemont/Great Lakes neighborhood listserv. The Clairemont Spring Movie Night is this Friday, and we would love for you and your whole family to be there! Bring your blankets and a picnic
dinner and join your friends and neighbors for a picnic on the back lawn followed by a Choral Concert and our feature presentation, "Shorts", in the Clairemont auditorium.
Report is from Fayette County but foxes do live in our area and rabid feral cats and raccoons were found in our area a few years ago, so this is a cautionary reminder. From AJC via Civic Association Network: "Fox attacks 3 men in Fayette County, By Mike Morris, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 5:34 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2010. Three men were bitten by a fox in Fayette County Monday afternoon before a Tyrone police officer shot the animal...." Read more.
From Emory's Community Affairs office: Greetings to all: I hope this finds everyone well and about to embark on summer vacations. Our next quarterly community meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 8, from 6:30-8:00 PM., in the 1599 Clifton Road Building, conference room 1.432 (first floor). As you know, these informal quarterly meetings are an opportunity to share information and discuss any particular issues of interest or concern to you with Mike Mandl, Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration.