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Medlock neighborhood to hold 2nd Annual Pool Party and Yard Sale

Medlock neighborhood to hold 2nd Annual Pool Party and Yard Sale

EMORY, Ga. – The Medlock Neighborhood will be holding a pool party and potluck party on August 14.

According to the Medlock Neighborhood Association, they will be holding an annual yard sale on October 1 and are advising residents to start collecting things they don’t want any more to sell at the community wide event.

For more information contact www.medlockpark.org or check the July bulletin.

Summer in Georgia & peaches for weeks: What to do with those sweet GA peaches

Summer in Georgia & peaches for weeks: What to do with those sweet GA peaches

Atlanta, GA --  The blog Running With Tweezers has a great article including a variety of great recipes for this year's peaches.  If you have had one of this year's peaches you know they are just delicious!!!  Whether you want to make ice cream, a cake or a cobbler, @RunningWithTweezers.com has the perfect recipe for you.

Around here, we’re really fortunate to have summers full of local peaches. Growing up, they were one of my dad’s favorite foods and they made appearances at our house fairly regularly. Sliced on pound cake or angel food cake, on top of cottage cheese the old school way. In the colder months, he’d even eat canned peaches straight up with a spoon. While I’m not a proponent of the tinned variety, I’m a huge fan of the fresh ones grown here in the South.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Art Walks, 5K's and Street Fests

WEEKEND EVENTS: Art Walks, 5K's and Street Fests

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Come out to the Taste of the Highlands, tickets sales end on May 13 at noon but the festival starts on Saturday, May 14 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Highlands. This year, participants can enjoy local favorites like La Travola, Murphy’s, El Taco, Atkins Parks, Rosebud, DBA Barbecue, Goin’ Costal and Barefoot Wine. For more information visit them online.

The Kirkwood Spring Fling and Tour of Homes/5K Road Race will begin on Saturday, May 14 and continue until May 15. This is Kirkwood’s ninth annual festival; the festival features an open air artist market, a concert, a children’s area, food vendors and plenty of fellowship with neighbors. Check out the Victorian style homes and modern bungalows.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Wind down at Fernbank’s Martinis and IMAX event on Friday, April 22. This weekly event usually draws a healthy sized crowd. Most cocktails are about $8 each and tickets to each actual IMAX movie are about $12. Come join Atlanta’s cosmopolitan crowd at this event.

Swim with the Georgia Aquarium’s resident whale shark on Friday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m. Guests will be able to swim at the surface, with an air supply. The aquarium will provide a mask, air, booties and a wetsuit. All of this comes with a $224.95 price tag, talk about a nice Earth Day gift.

Arguably the best center in the NBA, the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard journeys home to Atlanta for game three of the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

DeKalb County officials to hold ceremony at new park

DeKalb County officials to hold ceremony at new park

DECATUR, Ga. -- DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer W. Burrell Ellis, Jr., The Board of Commissioners and the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs all cordially invite you to the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new, renovated Flat Shoals Park.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on April 7, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Flat Shoals Park is located at 4522 Flat Shoals Parkway in Decatur.

Neighbors to protest proposed Clifton Road Subdivision

Neighbors to protest proposed Clifton Road Subdivision

EMORY – The Druid Hills Civic Association will meet for a Public Hearing tonight at Maloof Auditorium with the DeKalb County Planning Commission. The association has learned that “owner/developers of the Nunan Property (currently 3 lots at 1142, 1150 & 1158 Clifton Road), located adjacent to Burbanck Park, has applied for a subdivision which if allowed would carve out 7 new smaller lots, a new public street ending in a cul-de-sac, and a detention pond overlooking Burbanck Park”.

This subdivision violates the historic platting pattern of historic Druid Hills.

The existing 3 historic lots are not only within DeKalb County’s Druid Hills Historic District, but are also on the National Register of Historic Places-- the highest designation for properties of historical significance in the United States.

Neighbors are being urged to attend this hearing at 6PM

Get Your Tickets for 2011 OLPA Gala “Dream in Green” Benefit

Get Your Tickets for 2011 OLPA Gala “Dream in Green” Benefit

DRUID HILLS – Hurry up and get your tickets for the 2011 OLPA Gala “Dream in Green” Benefit, proceeds go to Olmsted Linear Park. This event will be held at Fernbark Natural History Museum on March 6th from 7-10 p.m.

This event will feature a live and silent auction, live jazz, signature cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres. About 350 community members are anticipated from influential Atlanta intown neighborhoods.

The Olmsted Linear Park Gala is celebrating completion of the restoration of the historic Olmsted Linear Park along Ponce de Leon Avenue. Join your neighbors and friends at this “Dream in Green” evening of live music and fabulous food and specialty.

For more information contact Gloria Seymour at gloria.seymour@gmail.com or called the OLPA at 404-377-5361.