April 2012

 

Time to Step Up and Find a Cure

Step Up

It’s time once again to step up and either sponsor or join a team for the 8th Annual Lilburn Relay Rally and let’s see if we can’t double our contributions from last year. The GFWC Lilburn Woman’s Club (LWC) and the Lilburn Business Association (LBA) in collaboration with the City of Lilburn and many other community groups will sponsor the Lilburn Relay Rally to be held on April 27 in Lilburn City Park, 76 Main Street (behind City Hall).

 

Rain Will Stay at Oliver House

Oliver House

The Decatur Housing Authority’s (DHA) newest public housing project will feature a unique amenity — irrigation and toilet flushing courtesy of rainwater! Called the Oliver House, the 88-unit building rising off Commerce Dr. in Decatur is the second phase of a three-phase project and is slated for completion later this year. The phase-one units provide housing for families, while the Oliver House will be a dedicated senior living facility.

 

Historic Brookhaven Neighborhood Association Con-structs New Entrance Monuments

Monuments

The Historic Brookhaven Neighborhood Association, with financial support of residents from adjacent One Brookhaven and Brookhaven Place Condominiums and other nearby residents of Brookhaven Drive, is constructing new entrance monuments at the corner of Brookhaven Drive and Peachtree Road. These new monuments were designed by local architect Mark Moscrip to replace entrance monuments that had been built almost 20 years ago and were not well constructed & experiencing maintenance problems.

 

Historic Mileybright Farmhouse Now a Bed and Breakfast

Mileybright

Mileybright Farmhouse, mere blocks from the Kensington MARTA Station in Decatur, was built in 1900 by Judge John S. Candler. Candler operated a dairy farm on the property, 425 acres of which eventually became a portion of Avondale Estates. Waffle House co-founder Tom Forkner also lived in the home as a boy.

 

Labeling Laws that Stick

Labeling

Controversy continues over genetically modified organisms (GMOs), especially seed crops created by industry giants like Monsanto (maker of Roundup) and genetically manipulated to withstand their own herbicides. While research into the long-term effects of GMOs is in its infancy, critics urge caution. Among the fears is that GMOs may introduce new allergens into the food chain, deplete beneficial bacteria in the soil and suppress the natural immune responses of food and feed crops.

 

Bird’s Nest Coffee Cake

A delightful way for your family to greet the end of winter can be by getting together and baking up tasty treats that signify renewal, such as Sweet Chicks and Bird’s Nest Coffee Cake

 

Sweet Ways To Celebrate The Season

Sweet Ways

A delightful way for your family to greet the end of winter can be by getting together and baking up tasty treats that signify renewal, such as Sweet Chicks and Bird’s Nest Coffee Cake.

 

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

Prevention

Among the biggest victims of the economic recession are the once beloved family pets surrendered to shelters as their owners deal with extended joblessness. The U.S. Humane Society estimates 6 to 8 million dogs and cats enter shelters each year – and 3 to 4 million are euthanized.

“We don’t have firm numbers but we know anecdotally that the communities that have been hardest hit by the economic downturn are seeing that reflected in their shelter intake numbers,” says Inga Fricke, director of sheltering issues for the U.S. Humane Society. “And, unfortunately, while the majority of the public is in favor of adopting pets from shelters, very few – usually about 20 percent – actually do. That has recently gone up slightly to the mid-20s.”

 

Achoo! Dealing with Pet Allergies This Spring

Achoo

With the warmer weather on its way and already taking hold in the state of Georgia, many allergy sufferers are already stocking up on medication and neti-pots to get them through the season. While you plan ahead for the yellow pollen that is sure to coat Georgia soil in a few weeks, don’t forget about your pets. Pets are just as prone to seasonal allergies as people and can suffer through severe itching and other problematic symptoms during the season.

 

Flying High With Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Peter Pan is soaring onto the puppet stage this spring at the Center for Puppetry Arts! Based on the original book by J.M. Barrie, this classic story will be showing at the Center for Puppetry Arts between April 5 – May 27. Families won’t want to miss the chance to see their favorite characters fromNeverland come to life on the puppet stage

 
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