The Lullwater Garden Club has initiated a long-term revitalization project, restoring and updating the conservation garden that it has tended since 1931. The ambitious plan could cost as much as $500,000 with funding from corporations, foundations, and the Druid Hills neighborhood. Each Lullwater Garden Club member has been asked to make a multi-year financial commitment.
New plans by Spencer Tunnell, of Tunnell & Tunnell Landscape Architects, call for improved management of water, erosion, and invasive species as well as the expansion of trails and cultivation of a wildlife habitat. The Druid Hills Civic Association will contribute $15,000 to the initiative ($5,000 annually across three years). Read more
In response to an increase in neighborhood crime, the Druid Hills Patrol is launching a campaign to increase membership to 1000+ households. The goal is to provide more officer hours and an expanded patrol boundary in order to reach every home in Druid Hills.
“We will drop our membership dues from $40 to $25 per month on a six month trial basis,” said Druid Hills Patrol president David Martin. The special rate is for new and renewing members during the period between October 1 and March 31. This rate is 60% of the current membership dues. Read more
by Julie Edwards, Typesetter and Designer, Druid Hills News and
Jennifer Richardson, Managing Editor, Druid Hills News
On September 17, 2013, Mary Angela Whyte, editor of the Druid Hills News for over 20 years, suffered a debilitating stroke. Her family honored Mary Angela’s wishes that no extreme measures or machines be used to prolong her life if there was no hope of meaningful recovery. Mary Angela died on September 28 at the age of 77.
Mary Angela taught English classes at DeVry University to students struggling to master grammar and composition skills as they embarked on their quest for higher education. It was always her goal to teach her students the proper use of the English language so they might effectively represent and express themselves in college and the workplace. She succeeded, being told by many “you taught me to write.” Read more
Join your neighbors this Sunday, September 29, 3-6pm in Emory Village.
As the streets close, the performers come out! Take a stroll as choirs, improv troupes, and a cappella groups share the curb with jugglers, stilt walkers, and face painters. Bouncy houses, bicycle repair, a fire truck, and a mobile farm truck featuring sustainable food will all be on site. Jam with the Jazzercise group, swing your hips with the hula hoop team, listen for the drum ensemble, and sample specials from village businesses. Bicyclists and pedestrians are welcome.
Please note: Streets will close around 2:30pm and cars will be diverted as N. Decatur Rd. is shut down between the Lullwater and Emory roundabouts and on S. Oxford Rd. between the Emory roundabout and Clifton Rd. Both roundabouts will remain open to traffic. Free parking will be available in Emory’s Oxford Rd. and Fishburne parking decks.
A group of concerned parents and neighbors met last week to discuss the Fernbank Elementary School site plans created by architects working with the DeKalb County Board of Education. As many in the community know, Fernbank will be demolished and a new structure built on the site. The DeKalb County School System has developed a prototype design for Fernbank and six other elementary schools in the system.