Saturday, May 18, 2013
What's happening in town this weekend.
The Unite for Healthy Kids 5K Walk/Run starts at Tucker High School on May 18 at 9 a.m. More info here. The Tucker Civic Association Give-an-Hour event on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to noon is at the new Young People Matter center, 4315 Cowan Road. YPM is a resource providing services to homeless teens in the community. Volunteers are needed. The project will include painting the exterior siding of the building, spreading mulch, and general cleanup of the grounds. It will be a valuable contribution to an organization that adds so much to the lives of our most vulnerable youth. Bring rollers, paintbrushes, paint trays, buckets, brooms, shovels, weed eaters, blowers, gloves, safety glasses, etc. Tucker artist Elisha Fields is hosting a …
Two students are featured in a Youtube video about the scholarships.
Tucker High School's Ramon Wyndell Johnson and Feven Laine are among 26 students recently awarded college scholarship funding from DeKalb county. Johnson and Laine are featured in video about the awards, along with a student from Southwest DeKalb high school. The video is attached to this article. Learn more about the scholarships, which were presented this past on Tuesday by DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis.
Johnny and dogs just like him are available for adoption from DeKalb Animal Services.
Johnny Cash is an adult Beagle. He’s about five years old so he is passed the puppy and the juvenile stage; no chewing of shoes for him. Johnny is calm and cuddly. He’s a sweet, gentle little fellow who is always happy to see you. You can see the smile on his face. He really needs to find a loving home because he’s in need of heartworm treatment. If you can open your heart and home to this little sweetie and if you are willing to treat his heartworms; his adoption fee will be waived. You will have a great, healthy and happy pet. Johnny Cash will have a furever home. What a wonderful tradeoff! Johnny weighs only 40 lbs so he won’t take up much room if you want to let him snuggle in bed with you. Please come to visit Johnny and spend some …
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A dog was found at Idlewood and Idlevale Roads on Friday evening. Who does she belong to?
We were followed home by this little Pit Bull puppy Friday night around 6:30 from Idlewood and Idlevale Roads. She doesn't look at all like a stray and we are hoping we can reunite her with her family as I'm sure they are missing her. Have anyone contact me at the address on this e-mail if this is their puppy. Thanks! Matt Christian
Friday, May 17, 2013
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Friday, May 17, 2013
Patch rounds up some recent restaurant inspection scores for Tucker eateries.
Here are some recent health inspection scores performed by the DeKalb County Board of Health for restaurants in our community. Readers can click on the score to see the actual report: Captain D’s 2032 Montreal Road 5/14/13 Score: 92 Northlake Gardens 1300 Montreal Road 5/8/13 Score: 90 S&S Cafeteria 3583 Chamblee Tucker Road 5/13/13 Score: 81 Starbucks_ 4241 Lavista Road 5/14/13 Score: 97
A CID is a self-taxing district that uses additional property tax dollars to make transportation and infrastructure improvements.
After working several months on the project, volunteers with the Tucker Community Improvement District (CID) Formation Committee cheered when the DeKalb Board of Commissioners unanimously approved DeKalb’s third CID in the Tucker area. “I can’t express how pleased I am with all of the people who came together to make this possible,” said Honey Van De Kreke, co-manager of the Main Street Tucker Alliance and the Tucker CID Formation Committee. “This is the third CID in DeKalb and to my knowledge the only one formed totally by volunteers.” “After the success of the Tucker LCI and the Tucker Overlay District, there is now a funding mechanism that can improve the area such as accelerating transportation and infrastructure improvement projects…
Inclusif Fitness took over a chunk of Main Street on Tucker Day and made some noise.
Inclusif Fitness and its owner Patrice Peters made quite an impression on Tucker Day last Saturday when they planted themselves in the middle of Main Street and got a bunch of people dancing. In this video, Peters is the one in the orange shirt. Patch asked her how she was doing, and she replied, "I'm busy!" Inclusif is a 2012 Patch Readers' Choice winner. It's located at 4401 Hugh Howell Road in Tucker.
Laura Whitaker has expanded a program for special-needs kids from a summer camp to a year-round program. Now she's got even bigger plans to help disabled children. Sponsored by Grape-Nuts.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. Laura Whitaker is the executive director of Extra Special People, a nonprofit in Watkinsville, GA, that enhances the lives of children with disabilities by offering them recreation, education and socialization. Whitaker has been the executive director of ESP since 2006, and was only 21 when she took on the job. Under her leadership, the nonprofit has grown from a summer camp program to a year-round one, providing after-school care and family counseling for more than 150 children throughout 10 counties in …