COVE Report – May 13, 2015

DeKalb Strong Forum

May 14, 7 p.m.
Voter Information Forum

Holy Cross Catholic Church
Fellowship Hall
3773 Chamblee Tucker Road, Atlanta, GA 30341

DeKalb Strong is holding an event to discuss the possible effects of creating a new level of government, as well as other local legislation coming out of the Georgia Assembly this session.

We will be joined by several guests. We will make ample time for questions and discussion. Bring friends and neighbors who are interested in learning about this issue.

Senator Elena Parent – Town Hall Meeting

Thursday, May 14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm


The 2015 Session of the General Assembly ended in early April.  I was honored to have the opportunity to represent you at the Capitol.  Now, the Governor is busy signing the bills the General Assembly passed.
I want to give you a full report regarding the good, the bad, and the ugly legislation we passed.  I’d be honored if you would join me for a town hall Thursday, May 14th at in the cafeteria of Drew Charter Elementary.

The details are below.
Thank you again for your support, and I hope to see you there!


What: Town Hall Meeting
When: Thursday, May 14, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: Cafeteria of Drew Charter Elementary School
300 East Lake Boulevard Atlanta, GA 30317

Thomson Park Work Days: May 16, June 13

Greetings neighbors and friends of Thomson Park –
I hope you’ve had a recent opportunity to see how the Park has been shaping up. The new trees, installed during the dreary days of late January, have been spring to life – and leaf – and look fantastic in their new homes around the lower park. The wet weather and the delay in the arrival of serious heat have actually been good for them to get established.
Our volunteer work has continued as well, with monthly work days having continued through the winter and early spring.
Many thanks to the people who have turned out to remove privet, line trails, remove fallen trees from paths, collect trash and storm debris, and plant native azaleas and flowering trees. Thanks also to Mary S for the home-baked goodies, and to April A and Brent B for bringing some of their Girl and Boy Scouts to help. Thanks also to Reed O for his long grueling hours of chain-saw work, and to stalwarts Mary H, Carol U, Carol R and Craig G for also having put in the most volunteer-hours during this past year. Special thanks to Ann H & Suzanne P for donating new flowering trees for around the tennis court area, and to Park Pride for helping supply tools and volunteers for our most recent work day.

Our final two volunteer days before our annual summer hiatus will be Saturdays May 16 and June 13, 9a-12noon.
Please consider helping on May 16 and June 13, either by joining us for a day of work outside, or by contributing snacks and beverages for our workers. (Soon we will be set up to take monetary donations, which we will need for our upcoming projects, including some new stairs, bridges and benches.)
May the pollen and rain soon give way to beautiful park weather!

Patrick Noonan
Coordinator, Friends of Thomson Park

LaVista Hills Yes


Sunday, May 17, 1-7 PM. 
LaVista Hills YES! will be at the Oak Groove Festival on Sunday, May 17, 1-7 PM.  Please join us for a great neighborhood festival with music, art and food!   The festival will be held at the Vista Grove Shopping Center on LaVista Road.



From our Mason Mill Civic Association neighbors:
Please plan to bring your families to our annual spring picnic, rescheduled for Sunday, May 17, in W. D. Thomson Park. We’ll start up the grill about 4:00 and have burgers (beef and veggie) and hot dogs for all to enjoy. We ask that you bring a side dish or dessert.
Please RSVP to so we can get a head count for buying supplies. Let us know how many are coming, what dish you are bringing (for about 8 people), and whether or not you can help set us or clean up.

Victoria Estates Ice Cream Social

Sunday May 31 – @ end of Liawen Court

The Victoria Estates Ice Cream Social is set for Sunday, May 31. This is a great way to meet and greet folks in the neighborhood. There is usually entertainment such as bubbles or face painting and a visit from our own “Emory Guard” Station 1 Fire Department equipment (always dependent on the station’s emergencies). More details will follow.

Emory Point – Phase 2

The remaining scheduled phases of the construction are:

·  5/07/15 – 05/15/15: Landscaping
·  05/18/15 – 05/20/15: ADA ramp installation

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