Predators Killing Chickens

 

A Druid Hills Neighbor posted to NextDoor Druid Hills the following message:

Hawks attacked my chickens on Tuesday and killed six of seven hens. Two were carried away and all were heavy chickens, weighing between 5 and 10 pounds. Keep an eye on your pets; small dogs and cats are vulnerable.

Others joined the conversation and some suggested it could have been coyotes, or the fox that has been sighted recently in our area.  Just be aware of the predators who also live in our neighborhood and are looking for food!

Anne Wallace, Co-Chair Division 2 DHCA

Reminder — Meet and Greet for State Senate Candidate Kyle Williams — Sunday — 3:00 – 5:00 — Gale Walldorff and Andy Hall’s

Kyle Williams, who lives down the street in Oakhurst, is a candidate for State Senate District 42, which includes East Lake Rd and the rest of the neighborhood. If you are interested in meeting Kyle and learning more about his candidacy, please stop by the home of Andy Hall and Gale Walldorff, 2107 East Lake Rd., Sunday, April 13, 3:00 – 5:00. Plenty of parking on East Lake.

Gale and Andy are extending complimentary invitations for this event to everyone in the neighborhood

Druid Hills Home Tour | Docents Needed

This request is provided on behalf of Frances Finnegan of the Druid Hills Tour Committee:

Dear Neighbors,

The Druid Hills Home Tour is scheduled for May 2-4 and we need your help.  Please consider donating 4 hours of your time on one of those days as a docent.  In appreciation for your service, you’ll receive one FREE tour ticket and be invited to the Tour’s Thank You Party at Slice & Pint in Emory Village.

For an overview of this year’s featured homes and gardens, to purchase tickets and/or to sign-up as a volunteer docent, please visit:  http://druidhillstour.org

Thank you in advance for your support.

Frances Finegan

Druid Hills Home Tour Committee

Lake Claire Park | Input Requested

The City of Atlanta is seeking your input as it prepares to make improvements to Lake Claire Park on Lakeshore Drive.  Public meetings are scheduled for April 10th and June 5th at Bessie Branham Recreation Center, 2051 Delano Dr. NE, Atlanta, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The City of Atlanta and a Steering Committee have identified deficiencies regarding drainage, accessibility, location of the pavilion, the playground equipment, the lack of electricity and the locations of the playground and the tennis courts.  Work on the Park is scheduled to begin this summer.  For additional information, please contact Frances Finegan at ffinegan@hotmail.com.

Fernbank Elementary Demolition | Update

In yesterday’s Fernbank Elementary “Flash,” Principal Marshall provided the following update on the demolition:

Atlanta Demolition obtained the demolition permit on the afternoon of Monday March 31, 2014. Equipment was delivered to the site Wednesday April 2, 2014 and structural demolition starts today, Thursday April 3, 2014. The structural demolition will take approximately 4-6 weeks and due to the delays in obtaining the permit, completion may be a week or two later than the original published end date but will not impact the construction schedule of the new school.

Picture of Fernbank Elementary Demolition

Demolition of our beloved Fernbank has started.  (taken 4.4.14)

Meet and Greet for State Senate Candidate Kyle Williams at Gale Walldorff and Andy Hall’s — Now Scheduled for April 13

Kyle Williams, who lives down the street in Oakhurst, is a candidate for State Senate District 42, which includes East Lake Rd and the rest of the neighborhood. If you are interested in meeting Kyle and learning more about his candidacy, please stop by the home of Andy Hall and Gale Walldorff, 2107 East Lake Rd., Sunday, April 13, 3:00 – 5:00. Plenty of parking on East Lake.

Gale and Andy are extending complimentary invitations for this event to everyone in the neighborhood

Rodent Control

I am curious about the outcome of the county’s involvement with the rat problem in our area. There was a previous post titled

“Response From County Regarding The Rodent Problem” a while back.  We live on East Lake Road and recently discovered that we have rodents in our basement and attic.  We wondered if others in the neighborhood have noticed an infestation as well.

I’ve tried contacting the DeKalb board of health, but they informed me that they no longer handle rodents, even though information is still posted on their website.  Any discussion would be helpful.

Irene Yan

Emory Rape Suspect Reported Seen in Decatur

Everyone please take care and be vigilant.

From decaturish.com:

A young woman says a strange man who followed her down a Decatur street matches the sketch of the suspect in the rape of an Emory University student.

Decatur Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross says the 17-year-old woman told police that at 2 pm Friday, Feb. 21, she was walking down Clairemont Avenue and turned on to Erie Avenue. She noticed a strange man walking toward her from the opposite direction. After they passed, he turned around and started following behind her. He was walking approximately two feet behind her, Ross said. The young woman felt uneasy and stepped off the sidewalk and walked to a nearby church. She waited before going home. The man didn’t follow her and kept walking east on Erie Avenue. He never said a word. He never made physical contact.

The young woman described the strange man as as white, in his late 50’s, unshaven, with a slight hunch in his posture, wearing an orange beanie cap, hoodie and blue jeans. She looked up the sketch of the Emory University rape suspect and recognized him as the man who had followed her.

“Decatur Police have been in contact with Emory University Police and DeKalb County Police to share information,” Ross said. “If you have any additional information, please contact the Decatur Police Department at 404/373-6551. The actions of the complainant in being aware of her surroundings, reacting to her uneasiness and changing course to locate a safe place are actions the Decatur Police Department would recommend if you are in a similar situation.”

Fernbank | Construction Meeting, Demolition Schedule

The following is from the Fernbank PTA. Please understand that the Fernbank PTA, Foundation, and School Council are in support of the Dekalb County plan for the new Fernbank building. We’ve posted opposing views by the “Green Fernbank” movement in this post.
Construction Meeting with Dekalb County is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 19th at 7pm in the Cafeteria.  The County will be presenting the plan for the new building based on input from community and PTA/Foundation/School Council from meeting two weeks ago.  PTA/Foundation/School Council strongly and unanimously support Dekalb’s plan that maximizes play space, maximizes parking spaces, and is on schedule for completion in August 2015.  Please come to the meeting and help us support this plan!!


Also, demolition is scheduled for old building to come down on Tuesday, Feb. 25th.  We spoke with demolition manager who stated that due to weather, Dekalb County permit department is behind on issuing demolition permits.  Dekalb School Board is currently trying to expedite the process so that we can stay on schedule with the demolition.  We will keep you posted on schedule.


On Saturday, Feb. 22nd from 8am-1pm community members may come to Fernbank (Heaton Park) and take plants from the site.  


Our goal is to keep all of you up to date with information regarding the construction!