Monday, July 28, 2014
See more about the North DeKalb Mall community garden at http://www.northdekalbmall.com/#!community-garden/cpdm
Plantings include: "eggplant, tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, peppers, okra, bush beans, French marigolds, African marigolds, sunflowers, zinnias, mustard, watermelon, cantaloupe, basil and others) plus varieties of kale, Swiss chard, butter crunch lettuce, watercress, mung beans, pole bean varieties, southern peas, tomatillos, collard greens, radish varieties, carrots, broccoli, onions, lavender, mint, chocolate mint, parsley, cilantro, chives, cone flowers, peonies, gardenias, coreopsis, larkspur, linaria and more."
According to Patch, there are plans for fall/winter crop sales too.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Saturday, August 2at 7:00pm - 11:45pm
Star Community Ba
437 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30307
featuring the talents of
Ghost Riders Car Club
The Blacktop Rockets
Caroline and the Ramblers
Slim Chance and the Convicts
Friday, July 25, 2014
One early morn' this week at the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve, snow on the ground? Not quite; it was mushrooms, lots of them (Marasmiellus albuscorticis perhaps?). Whatever their name, they love to grow on twigs and are delicate and orderly, often appearing in rows.
|Tee hee hee, we climbed on a twig!|
|Nom nom, these tasted good to some little critter.|
|Some looked like perfect parasols. One half-expects to find a tiny winged fairy napping underneath...|
Thursday, July 24, 2014
|1450 Scott Blvd, via GoogleMaps|
Many were looking forward to a Dunkin' Donuts but others warned that DD’s concessions, although substantial, did not address key impacts such as additional pollution from idling cars and traffic congestion. Specifically, the drive-through’s peak operation hours would have coincided with rush hour traffic at an already congested
Commissioners Rader and Gannon echoed these traffic congestion concerns. They also have repeatedly voiced the belief that the area’s resurgence (as evidenced by the Suburban Plaza redevelopment, Fuqua’s mixed use redevelopment at the Scott Blvd. Baptist Church site and the Medline LCI study, which includes the Avon Bldg.) warrants a different type of development. The Livable Communities Initiative 2013 implementation report summary notes that LCIs were "created by the Atlanta Regional Commission in 1999 to reduce vehicle emissions and help the region meet stringent federal air quality standards by providing travel options other than driving." Additionally, many have questioned this SLUP’s fit for the area given the Medline LCI's emphasis on health and wellness.
* Developers can choose to withdraw a SLUP request if it appears unlikely to receive approval. The developer can at that point work on the proposal and resubmit it; we do not have any information as to whether DD will do so. Developers withdraw in deference to the property owner: if a SLUP is rejected by the Board, the property owner must wait 12 months before submitting any other SLUP for the property. This restriction applies to revisions as well as new SLUP requests.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The dog did not have a collar and is not microchipped. If you recognize this dog, please direct his owners to http://dekalbanimalservices.com/
UPDATE: here's his DCAS profile
Since the owner has not been found yet, a fundraiser has been set up to help cover vet costs, see https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/fpRU8?psid=64149191971240c7b171d21ca1a7943d&fb_ref=share__61TYu1
UPDATE 3: "Rescue pending" status posted on DCAS, meaning, a rescue group has stepped forward to get this dog out of the pokey and provide an environment where he can recover and then be adopted. YAY!
UPDATE 4: Per a Facebook update, vets determined that this dog was shot at some point and a bullet fragment migrated to his spine, causing hind-leg paralysis; he will be evaluated at UGA. He also appears to have been on his own for a while. The New England Humane Society (Facebook, web), based in northern Rhode Island and with established relationship with rural Georgia shelters, has agreed to take him in for rehoming. For years, a number of rescue volunteers and organizations have been relocating dogs and cats from states with a surplus of unwanted animals to areas where there is high demand for adoptable pets. "Lovell" (as he is being called by DCAS) faces mounting vet bills ($800 so far); if you would like to contribute, you may do so via his Fundrazr page.