Friday, July 14, 2017

MANA logo contest

It's the little clip art that could. This homespun logo has done a lot of work in its time... It helped fend off a bizarro proposal to plant a massive cell phone tower in our midsts. It has held its ground agains more than one annexation proposal, fought for greenspace, and negotiated a safer, more walkable neighborhood as development has gone into hyperdrive in the last few years.

Parting is such sweet sorrow. But the time is nigh, friend, for a new logo.

So we are launching a logo contest!
Click here for details.

The contest deadline is August 30. Winner takes all; artists--starve no more! See below for prizes donated by our wonderful sponsors.

$100 Cash and Gift Certificates from: 
Ace Hardware ($50)
Natural Buzz ($45)
First Watch (2 meals for 2 value $20 each)
Mason Tavern ($25)
Massage Heights 1 hour massage (value $140), 
Medlock Gulf oil change and tire rotation (value $40), 
... and hopefully more to come!

Monday, June 26, 2017

The trouble with tribbles

We can only guess at James T. Kirk's reaction...


... to the pink-striped oakworm moth.

It's a boy! Females have purplish coloration along the wing edges.
Furry, stem to stern.

Found along the east coast and south all the way to east Texas, this moth lays eggs on oak trees. The namesake caterpillars are spikey and have deep pink stripes running along their bodies. The caterpillars hatch and feed on their first year, pupate underground, and emerge on their second year to mate. See https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Anisota-virginiensis for more photos and information.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Friends of Medlock Park meeting [June 28]

We are having a Friends of Medlock Park meeting on Wednesday, June 28 at 7 PM in the clubhouse in the center of the ball fields.

All are welcome to attend!!

We will discuss on-going efforts to honor Lisa's work in the community, our upcoming Park Pride grant proposal and project, a fall clean-up day for the Scott lots, and any other park business. We will be joined by the DHYS President to continue dialogue with the neighborhood and discuss upcoming DHYS projects in the park. Look forward to seeing everyone!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Remembering Lisa Crowder

The Medlock community is saddened at the unexpected passing of Lisa Crowder. An active, longtime resident, in recent years Lisa became a staunch advocate for many neighborhood greenspace projects: she battled weeds encroaching the Willivee bridge and other walkways, joined the Friends of Medlock Park group, and helped push forward the beautification of FEMA floodplain lots on Scott Circle. Lisa also partnered with the International Community School in refugee initiatives and installed Little Libraries. And she ran an epic Facebook group.

In remembrance, friends and neighbors will gather at the kiosk on Medlock Park on Sunday, June 25, 10am.

Friends and neighbors are also organizing the purchase of a commemorative bench to be placed at Medlock Park. If you would like to contribute, please go to https://www.gofundme.com/lisa-crowder-memorial-bench

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

POSTPONED! Little Creek Conservancy: Fun and Picnic


This event has been postponed due to recent rains making the area too boggy for the activities.

See http://littlecreekfarmconservancy.com/LCFC/Home.html for updates.

Grand opening: new section of South Peachtree Creek Trail [June 24]

A new section of the South Peachtree Creek PATH opens this week. For several years now, we have been enjoying the PATH that connects Medlock Park to Mason Mill Park. This new section creates a connection to North Druid Hills Rd. 

The AJC reported on this extension here (bonus: short video of the trail as experienced on a bike).
UPDATE: PATH's updated trail map appears below. The new trail section starts next to the tennis courts at Mason Mill park and ends at  North Druid Hills across from Spring Creek Rd.

from https://pathfoundation.org/trails/south-peachtree-creek-trail/
As noted by PATH last March, the "PATH design team has initiated design between Mason Mill Park and Clairmont Road near the VA Hospital. There are easements to be obtained and funding to be identified, but it seems promising we will have a trail from Mason Mill Park to the Emory campus during 2018."

Same map as above, on a wider perspective. The pink arrow highlights a short leg of the trail that now connects to the Claremont Place senior/retirement community. 
Per the PATH website, "Future phases of this trail will continue to Emory University and north to North Druid Hills Rd. When completed the trail will allow bike/ped access from scores of neighborhoods directly to the Emory campus."

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Enjoy our summer newsletter

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5X3azbRb7ZtNWpZVDU2Q2dFb1E
The Summer issue of Medlock Matters is out! It includes updates on zoning, schools, greenspace, neighborhood safety, and a wonderful history of the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve written by Mary Shellman.

Click here to view the newsletter.