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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.

 

Learn the Basics of the City of Atlanta Neighborhood Stabilization Program - Sat., Feb. 5

Learn the Basics of the City of Atlanta Neighborhood Stabilization Program - Sat., Feb. 5

The City of Atlanta’s Department of Planning and Community Development has the responsibility for administrative oversight, management and implementation of the city’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). 

It is designed to help revitalize neighborhoods and address the national foreclosure crisis.  NSP grants allow municipalities to purchase abandoned, bank-owned foreclosures to help stabilize communities hit hardest by the crisis.  

On Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, the city's Office of Housing is hosting a public information session.  The community is invited to attend the free event.  Here are the details:

NSP Public Information Session: Saturday, Feb, 5, 2011 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Old Council Chambers, 68 Mitchell Street.

More Important Information about the City of Atlanta NSP:

In September 2010, the U.S.

Share Your Vision for the City of Atlanta with City Planners - Attend a Community Meeting

Share Your Vision for the City of Atlanta with City Planners - Attend a Community Meeting

MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND!

The City of Atlanta Office of Planning is working with all citizens, businesses and community groups in the development of the 2011 Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP).  You're invited to attend any of the first round of meetings of the 2011 CDP to share your vision for Atlanta and to discuss issues and opportunities, as we work to develop a blueprint for city growth and development. Community meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. and meeting dates are as follows:

  • Feb. 3, 2011 - Adamsville Recreation Center, 365 Cleveland Ave., SE
  • Feb. 7, 2011 - Hillside Facility, 1301 Monroe Drive, NE
  • Feb. 10, 2011 - Martha Brown UMC, 468 Moreland Ave.
  • Feb. 15, 2011 - Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3003 Howell Mill Rd., NW, Room B-110
  • Feb. 17, 2011 - Mt.

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.

Sophia Academy’s “Eagles on the Green” Golf Tournament Raises over $10,000

Thanks to Vic Corrigan and his great golfing crew, "The Dream Continues" Capital Campaign for our Multipurpose Building at Sophia Academy will benefit from the proceeds and contribute to the $500,000 challenge grant.  

On Oct. 29th event, the group enjoyed a day of camaraderie and competition.  Platinum sponsor:  Clark and Washington.   First prize team winners:  Satish Lathi, Ken Athaide, David Lee and Laine Kenan. Closest to the pin: William Sartain and Lee Shaw.   Longest Drive:  Tom Sangster. 

Mrs. Corrigan led the event in quoting inspirational writer Jon Gordon on what golfers can teach us:  “The amazing thing about golf is that at the end of the day golfers don't remember the multitude of horrible shots they made. All they remember is their one great shot and this memory inspires them to come back again and again in an attempt to make another great shot.”

Religious and Civil Rights Leaders Meet at Ebenezer Church to Lead Opposition to the Death Penalty

Atlanta, GA-- Religious and civil rights leaders from across the country will gather at a press conference at Atlanta’s Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church to launch a new campaign to heighten opposition to capital punishment from the religious community.

Nearly 200 people attending a related national conference at Emory University this week will be at the press conference.  The Kairos Conference: Discerning Justice & Taking Action on America’s Death Penalty, set for November 16 and 17 at Emory University, will galvanize new levels of religious involvement in the abolition movement, he said. The Ancient Greek word “kairos” means “a special moment.” 


Registration for the Kairos Conference: Discerning Justice & Taking Action on America’s Death Penalty is online at www.kairosconference.org.

Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Tradition at Fernbank Museum, November 17th

Come out to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History and celebrate the holidays with traditions and culture at the Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Tradition.

Around the World is a new exhibition and programming series offered from November 17, 2010 through January 5, 2011.