Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Learn how to to make rich, dark compost for use in your yard or garden.
Wednesday, May 15
by Corinne Marie Coe LAKE CLAIRE — Join us for a fun and informative, hands-on workshop that will teach you everything you need to know to make rich, dark compost for use in your yard or garden. Composting saves resources, slows the waste stream, and is indispensable to any sustainable garden or homestead. It is also a wonderful teaching tool for children! I will lead the workshop, which will be held May 19 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Claire Community Land Trust, 280 Arizona Ave. NE. I am a Master Composter and hold a Permaculture Design Certificate from the Urban Permaculture Institute in San Francisco. I have also taught gardening and composting to children and adults in California, Oregon and Haïti. Pre-registration is required. …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Funds go to support school educational activities
Thursday, April 18
CANDLER PARK — The Mary Lin Education Foundation is holding its 5th annual Rocket Run 5K & 1 mile BLAST on Sunday, April 28, at 9 a.m. in partnership with the Inman Park Festival. The race runs through Inman Park and Old Fourth Ward. Start time for the 1-miler is 9:45 a.m. Register for the race at www.RocketRun.org or www.active.com. The Mary Lin Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that raises funds for our community elementary school. The Foundation's mission is to help Mary Lin Elementary achieve its educational goals by providing instructional, physical, and technological opportunities for the enrichment of Mary Lin students. Organizer Beth Fucile, parent of 1st & 4th grade students, says “this is a great annual event that …
Monday, January 28, 2013
After an absence of several years, the spelling bee returns to Mary Lin Elementary.
Monday, January 28
by Boyd Baker CANDLER PARK — It’s been a few years since Mary Lin Elementary had a spelling bee. Parent Gary Capelouto used to organize one within the school but it ended when Gary’s kids left the school. Annis Barry in Candler Park felt that Spelling Bees are an American institution that needed to return. “Bees provide a link to the past. Spelling contests have been around since the time of the one-room schoolhouse,” says Barry. Since the school administration didn’t want the Bee to interfere with the school day, Barry worked with volunteers to create a PTA event on Thursday, Jan. 17. Buzzy® for Pain Relief painless shot helper sponsored the event and MoJo’s Pizza in Oakhurst donated dinner for the 6 p.m. event. With 23 students in both …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
School can begin property improvements.
LAKE CLAIRE & DRUID HILLS — The DeKalb Commission on Tuesday approved the Frazer Center's zoning overlay and special land use permits, paving the way for the insitution to move forward with development plans for the property. The approval — commissioners asked for some revisions — brings an end to a development debate of more than two years that embroiled the school with Lake Claire and Druid Hills, the two neighborhoods within which the Frazer Center campus sits. "Needless to say, we are thankful to Commissioners Rader and Gannon and Council Member Archibong for their leadership in moving the process forward, and we are excited about refocusing our energy on our mission," Trace Haythorn, the Frazer Center's executive director said in a …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Fist stages of plan to move kids out of trailers to be discussed.
Parents at Mary Lin Elementary School in Candler Park are asked to attend a meeting tonight at 6:30 aimed at updating them on the plans regarding its expansion, answer questions and receive input. The plans follow the long-awaited physical addition at the school to relieve overcrowding at the school, which, is overcrowded. Mary Lin, like its middle and high school counterparts, Inman Middle and Grady, respectively, is overcrowded. The grammar school, which serves children from Candler Park, Lake Claire and Inman Park, has just under 600 pupils. As it stands now, the addition woud give the school 26 core classrooms, those rooms that would be used by the kindergarten to fifth grade classes. The overall number of non-core classrooms, which …
Friday, August 24, 2012
School to meet with parents, neighbors and DeKalb County officials Aug. 30.
Following months of debate and controversy regarding noise, traffic and concerns about potential development, officials from the Frazer Center say they have developed a three-pronged plan that should satisfy its Druid Hills and Lake Claire neighbors. The Frazer Center — located at 1815 So. Ponce de Leon Ave. NE — is a not-for-profit organization that serves infants, preschoolers and adults with physical and developmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida and Down's syndrome. Officials have planned a 7 p.m. public meeting on Aug. 30 in school atrium to discuss their proposals. The plans include a proposed ordinance to create a Frazer Center District Overlay and two special land use permits governing its events facility and …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Though Candler Park and Lake Claire are among the safest neighborhood in the city with respect to violent crime, motor vehicle break-ins remain a serious issue.
In a city that has undergone a series of major crimes ranging from a string of armed robberies to kidnapping attempts to carjackings, residents of Candler Park and Lake Claire have largely been spared. Compared with other Atlanta Police Department neighborhood beats, APD Beat 608, which includes Candler Park and Lake Claire, is among the safest in the neighborhoods comprising East Atlanta Patch. Beat 608, which falls under APD Zone 6, ranks first in terms of safety concerning rapes and homicide and nearly impressive showings in other serious crimes, Officer Ryan Stephens told Candler Park residents Monday night at the neighborhood's monthly meeting. Even a recent spate of mobile phone snatch-and-run thefts seems to be under control. The …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Neighbors weed and mulch.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
On July 14th members from surrounding neighborhoods got together and weeded and mulched the Freedom Park Bird and Butterfly Garden. The event was organized by Barry Atwood, volunteer coordinator for the Park Improvement Committee of the Freedom Park Conservancy. Neighborhoods represented included Candler Park, Lake Claire and Old Fourth Ward. — Carol Vanderschaaf
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Patch rounds up some recent health inspection scores for establishments and facilities in and around the East Atlanta community.
Here are some recent health inspection scores performed by the DeKalb County Board of Health and the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness for establishments and facilities in and around our community: Lake Claire Neighborhood pool 1900 DeKalb Avenue Date: 5/29/12 Score: 100 Lake Claire Neighborhood wading pool 1900 DeKalb Avenue Date: 5/29/12 Score: 100 Six Feet Under Pub And Fish House 437 Memorial Drive Date: 5/24/12 Score: 96
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Special needs facility, residents of Ridgewood Road at odds over traffic concerns.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Péralte Paul
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Atlanta City Council's Transportation Committee is expected to hear from some Lake Claire residents today regarding traffic and safety concerns they have with MARTA mini-buses that transport special needs adults to the Frazer Center in neighboring Druid Hills. The residents are pushing for legislation that would limit the maximum weight of vehicles that use two Lake Claire streets to transport those adults to the Frazer Center, which says if enacted, would force the organization to nix the program. The issue stems from the Frazer Center's use of its rear entrance off Ridgeview Road NE to bring in developmentally challenged and special needs adults to its day program. The Frazer Center, located at 1815 So. Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, is a …