Workday at Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve

Event Date and Time: 
12/05/2010 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
From Come join us at the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve by participating in our monthly volunteer day this Sunday, December 5 from 1-4pm. We will be mulching trails, removing ivy from trees, and reconstructing the bamboo arbor by the native plant garden. So, grab your gloves and water bottle and join us.

DeKalb County CEO update December 2010

From Burrell Ellis: Dear neighbors, Soon we will say goodbye to 2010 and welcome the New Year that lies ahead. As we approach the end of this year, I wish each of you a happy, safe and enjoyable holiday season.  Last month, we honored the veterans in our community and I hope each of you had a happy Thanksgiving. We also celebrated former DeKalb County Solicitor-General Robert James as he began his career as our new District Attorney.

Clairemont Rd work next 3-4 weekends

From the Clairemont Great Lakes Neighborhood Association (our neighbors south of N Decatur): Remember this weekend (Dec 3-5) is when the Georgia D.O.T. will begin major drainwork on Clairemont just north of Superior.  ... Traffic flow will be reduced to 2 lanes. I believe they will start Friday afternoonn/evening (hopefully after rush hour, but not certain) and plan to finish Monday morning. This could happen for 3-4 consecutive weekends, excluding Christmas.

Survey from DeKalb CEO Ellis

From DeKalb county CEO Burrell Ellis: 

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson Newsletter 11/19/10

Contents: TAX CUTS; EEOC LETTER; EXTENDING BENEFITS; THE ‘DOC FIX’; SAVE THE DREAM; EARMARKS; GREEN GWINNETT; GOING GREEN; DEKALB.  Dear Friends,  DemsThanksgiving is upon us – how quickly the year has flown by!

National symposium on predictive health

Event Date and Time: 
12/13/2010 (All day) - 12/14/2010 (All day)

From Emory HealthCare: For more information, visit or contact Jennifer Vazquez at 44-686-6194 or

Simple assault at Clairmont Rd/Starvine Rd.

From Dekalb County police via No other details given.

Atlanta Regional Commission Online public meeting

From the ARC: ARC's Fourth Online Public Meeting: Strengthening Our Resources and Preparing for the Future. ARC invites you to help develop policies that will affect the way the Atlanta region grows and how we will travel throughout the region. How? By participating in our fourth online public meeting at your convenience before December 31.

November 30 Runoff info

From Carol Hayes via Laurel Ridge community listserv: Check your county voter registration office for early voting sites and hours.
State wide and major races:

DeKalb county wide sample ballot:

Carol Hayes, Chair
Burnt Fork Watershed Alliance

Emory Village construction update

From Alliance to Improve Emory Village: The first phase of construction in Emory Village is nearly complete! The first phase (1A) of construction involved improvements to the sidewalks, curbs and garden areas between Supercuts and Panera Bread along the south side of North Decatur Road. This phase also included the addition of new outdoor spaces that can accommodate café-style seating and the addition of parallel parking spaces in front of several businesses.

Coyotes reported at N Superior/N Decatur

From a neighbor: On October 30th, three coyotes were spotted near the intersection of N. Superior and N. Decatur.  Neighbors who have outdoor pets should be informed so they can be brought in at night. Thank you, Kati Cooper.

Commissioner Rader Digest November 2010

From district 2 commissioner Jeff Rader: Here are some topics of interest from recent DeKalb County Board of Commissioners (BOC) meetings: Budget Priorities; Health Benefits; Stimulus Dollars; Re-election Thanks

Budget Priorities

Future of American Families Conference

Event Date and Time: 
11/11/2010 (All day) - 11/12/2010 (All day)

From Emory University, an event free and open to the public: Despite a stalled economy and the increasing stress and pressure of daily life, American families are resilient and adaptable, say Emory University scholars who are wrapping up a decade of research on family life.  The Emory Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life (MARIAL) is hosting an international conference Nov. 11 and 12 at Emory to discuss findings and look forward. " Imagine That! The Future of the American Family is free and open to the public.  Read more.

Big dance with a big band

Event Date and Time: 
12/11/2010 - 7:00pm

From a neighbor: I’m a property owner in the Heritage Hollow/Meadowcliff neighborhoods but also belong to a long time big band orchestra from the Atlanta area....the Sentimental Journey Orchestra.  We have a Big Band Holiday Dance that will take place on Sat. December 11th at the Oak Grove United Methodist Church fellowship halls. Would you be so kind as to put us on the calendar of events or social events in your website in order to alert the ballroom & swing dancers in your midst!

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How to help seniors with their taxes

Via Civic Association Network: AARP Tax-Aide, the nation's largest free volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service, is seeking volunteers to provide tax assistance.  Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome; you do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to volunteer. If you've ever done your own taxes, and are comfortable with a computer, you'd be a good candidate.

Free Emory talk: Sleep Across The Disciplines

Event Date and Time: 
11/10/2010 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

From Emory's Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture, an event free and open to the public: Sleep Across The Disciplines.  While the study of sleep has become an important area of scientific and medical inquiry over the past century, it is still relatively hidden from view in the humanities and social sciences.  The historian Roger Ekirch and anthropologist Carol Worthman are two of the first to explore in depth sleep’s vicissitudes across the centuries and across different cultural boundaries.  They will be  joined in conversation by two prominent medical researchers, Carlos Schenck and David Rye, to discuss how different disciplinary approaches to our nightly experience of unconsciousness can inform each other.

Green Products Expo

Event Date and Time: 
11/13/2010 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

From "super" district 6 commissioner Kathie Gannon: The Green Commission Of DeKalb County Green Products EXPO In conjunction with One DeKalb Neighborhood Summit.  The Green EXPO will feature local green businesses demonstrating eco-friendly products and services.  Join Commissioner Kathie Gannon and the Green Commission for a fun filled day as we continue to build a sustainable DeKal

Death & Dining in Ancient Egypt

Event Date and Time: 
11/03/2010 - 7:00pm

From Emory's Carlos Museum

Tour the Al-Farooq Masjid of Atlanta

Event Date and Time: 
11/06/2010 - 1:00pm

From Emory's Carlos Museum: Saturday, November 6, 1 pm . Board a chartered bus at the Carlos Museum for a tour of Atlanta's Al-Farooq Masjid on 14th Street. Imam Plemon T. El-Amin, founding Board Member and former Chairperson of the Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta, will discuss the role of the mosque in the Muslim community and lead a tour of the masjid.

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