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Participate in One of Five Atlanta BeltLine Study Groups: Transit Implementation Strategy

Participate in One of Five Atlanta BeltLine Study Groups: Transit Implementation Strategy

ATLANTA – (submitted by the Atlanta Beltline) Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. is developing a strategy to implement transit for the Atlanta BeltLine. In 2012, voters in the Atlanta region will be given the opportunity to approve a 1% sales tax for transit and transportation projects. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

Get a Jump on Spring Landscaping! Free Educational Program

Get a Jump on Spring Landscaping! Free Educational Program

Spring is just around the corner! Get a jump-start on your outdoor living plans Saturday, March 12, from 11 a.m.-noon. Eric King, ASLA, owner of King Landscaping, and Rick Goldstein, a registered architect and co-owner of MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers], will share decades of experience creating inviting outdoor living spaces.

"Easy Hardscaping" is a free crash course that will showcase the best (and worst) ideas in building patios, walks and walls for your home landscape. It will be held at the MOSAIC office, located at 2358 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 300.

Feel free to invite a friend. To R.S.V.P., send an e-mail with your name and the number of attendees to sylvia@mosaicgroupatlanta.com or call 770.670.6022. Space is limited.

 

DeKalb Emergency Management Agency Offers Thunderstorm Safety Tips

DeKalb Emergency Management Agency Offers Thunderstorm Safety Tips

DECATUR – (DeKalb County Gov't) Thunderstorms affect relatively small areas when compared with hurricanes and winter storms. Despite their small size, all thunderstorms are dangerous because they can produce strong winds, lightning, tornadoes, hail and flash flooding. The typical thunderstorm is 15 miles in diameter and lasts an average of 30 minutes.

“Straight line winds can reach speeds in excess of 100 mph and produce damage similar to a tornado,” said DeKalb County Public Safety Director William Miller.

The biggest threat from severe thunderstorms is damaging straight line winds and large hail. These winds occur, on average, 19 days per year in Georgia.

PATH Foundation Features New Mobile Maps for Walking and Biking Trails

PATH Foundation Features New Mobile Maps for Walking and Biking Trails

Atlanta -- (submitted by Paige Nipper) To mark its 20th anniversary, PATH Foundation is launching a new website that uses the latest mapping technologies from Google for trail maps, including mobile maps for smart phones.

“While we still have great downloadable trail maps on our website, we’re also using new technology so people can get maps on their smart phones while they are on the trail,” said Ed McBrayer, Executive Director of PATH Foundation. “The new mapping technology is incredibly useful and shows parking areas, rest stops and restaurants.”

Users can text ‘PATH’ to 99699 to receive a list of trail maps available to view.

Established in 1991, the PATH Foundation has built more than 160 miles of walking and bike trails around the metro area, including such trails as the Silver Comet, Arabia Mountain, Chastain Park, Freedom Park, Lionel Hampton, Northwest Atlanta, South Decatur Trolley, Stone Mountain and Westside.

KDB to Host Tree Pick-Up, 'Bring One for the Chipper'

KDB to Host Tree Pick-Up, 'Bring One for the Chipper'

DEKALB COUNTY, GA -- Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) and the DeKalb County Sanitation Division will celebrate the 20th annual "Bring One for the Chipper" event in January.

KDB asks that DeKalb County residents recycle their Christmas trees after the holidays through the DeKalb County Sanitation Division's Curbside Recycling Program.

DeKalb residents receiving sanitation services can place their tree at the curb for pick-up on regular yard collection waste day. Trees should be seven feet or smaller; trees eight feet or larger must be cut in half for pick-up.

The recycled trees will be chipped into mulch or used as wildlife habitat. Mulch is used for public beautification projects and is also available free to DeKalb County residents.

Rare Turkeys to be Served for Student Thanksgiving Dinner

On Thursday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Emory will serve approximately 1,900 Thanksgiving lunches made with Heritage turkey meat, attempting to preserve the endangered breed. Meals will be offered to students, staff and visitors at Emory’s main campus in Cox Hall and Dobbs University Center (DUC) and at its Oxford campus, in Lil’s Dining Hall.

Many of the University’s students do not make the long and expensive trip back to their home states and countries and many will experience Thanksgiving for the first time on campus. Emory’s freshman class hails from24 countries outside of the United States and 47 states and the District of Columbia.

Heritage turkeys are breeds of domestic turkeys, predecessors to the white broad-breasted turkey most Americans eat. They are grown at a slower rate and cost several times more.

Fernbank’s Second Annual "Pirate Weekend", November 6 -7th

Set sail for a swashbuckling adventure at Fernbank’s second annual Pirate Weekend November 6 -7, 2010. It’s time for some Yo-Ho-Ho and H2O during this special weekend inspired by Fernbank’s newest family-friendly exhibition Water: H2O=Life, which looks beneath the surface, above the clouds and all around the world on a hands-on exploration of the amazing power of water.

Whether you’re a matey or lass, don’t forget to wear your best pirate ensemble to avoid walking the plank as you enjoy a bounty of Pirate Weekend activities, on Saturday, November 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, November 7 from noon to 4 p.m.

Some events include:

Recycled Craft Corner -We’d rather walk the plank than throw away old newspapers!