Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tucker Historical Society's Garden Tour coordinator wants to say thanks.
I want to thank everyone who attended the garden tour this Saturday. Attendance was good with 100+ people signing the guest books! We could not have asked for better weather, a nice cool day to explore our fantastic Tucker area gardens. Thanks to our gracious gardeners: Dawn and Bill Hines, Elizabeth and Jim Barr, Henry Everett and Jesse Usleton, Susan and Kirk Farrar and Deborah and David Ashley, and the Master Gardeners of the Butterfly Garden at Browning Courthouse! Each garden reflected the dedication, countless hours of hard work and passion of gardening to make the tour a wonderful success this year. Our sponsors helped support our efforts for the tour and we thank each of them: Bank of North Georgia; Barbara Collins - State …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The market is today, May 16, on Tucker's Main Street.
This week at the market: More than 35 local amazing local food vendors 4-6 p.m: Music from the Diesel Calhoun Band "Bluegrass/Americana/Honky-Tonk Acoustic Music. We play originals, traditionals, and covers from Earl Scruggs, Dell McCoy, Bill Grant, Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, The Byrds, Junior Brown, Hank 3, John Prine, Merl Haggard, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash." 6-8 p.m: Music from Jeff Fritz and Brian Feeney Jeff writes and sing songs for the world. Music is an international language and Jeff’s thing is peace and Rock and Roll. Jeff hails from Fort Wayne, Indiana, but lives and plays in Atlanta now. Community Booth: Tucker Garden Tour Tickets: Tucker Historical Society will have tickets for the annual garden tour …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
A reminder of some things the THS is up to, and how you can be involved.
We wanted to remind you there will not be an April meeting for Tucker Historical Society. We do have on the April calendar our Annual Plant Swap & Share on April 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tucker First Baptist Church parking lot. Please tell your neighbors and friends and others about the Plant Swap and share this attached flyer with them. We have distributed flyers to the businesses in Downtown Tucker and to our garden tour ticket outlets. The Garden Tour planning is in process and we will have the garden tour tickets available at the Plant Swap and at the local businesses who will be our Ticket Outlets too. Mark your calendar for Tucker Day on Saturday, May 11th - we could use some help setting up and taking down the booths, working…
Monday, March 25, 2013
Starts at 7 p.m. tonight, and Patch will have live coverage.
Plans for the nearby neighborhood of Lakeside to become a city and the possible annexation of some of Tucker will be discussed at a meeting on Monday evening. Turnout is expected to be high, given the considerable amount of comment and controversy generated in recent days by residents in both factions. The meeting will take place at Tucker Middle School starting at 7 p.m. Commissioner Elaine Boyer and DCSS Interim Superintendent Michael Thurmond will speak, as will representatives of the Lakeside City Alliance, Tucker Civic Association, and Tucker Historical Society. Patch is covering the meeting with a live blog that will include updates and commentary. Please join us. Related articles on Tucker Patch: Lakeside Alliance: Cityhood Bill to …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Harry Powell, President of Tucker Historical Society, writes about Save Tucker.
This update of Monday's meeting is a bit long but I wanted you to know what we heard and what to expect at the March 25 meeting and in the coming months. Kathy and I saw several of our members and friends who attended last night's meeting to discuss the future of Tucker, its neighborhoods, schools, and the Tucker community at large. The meeting, led by Michelle Penkava, a Livsey parent, was informational regarding the most current map of the proposed Lakeside City. The boundary line that cuts through Tucker raises many concerns and the majority of those in attendance last night were very vocal in their opposition to it and what it could mean to the Tucker community. The meeting was about two hours long with brief discussions surrounding …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
There are events coming up, and help is needed.
The Tucker Historical Society is asking for volunteers for the following events: Saturday, March 16- The Plant Potting Party At Tim Timmons home - 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. We pot up all the young plants that Tim offers and he says its between 700 and 1000 this year! Come play in the dirt with us! Saturday, April 20 - Tucker's Plant Swap & Share 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tucker First Baptist Church parking lot at Lavista Road and Fourth Street. Experienced gardeners to help answer questions are appreciated. Work at the Information Table too. S Saturday, May 11 - Tucker Day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street! We'll have two booths with Tucker artifacts and collections of photos and military uniforms on display. If you like to talk history, this is …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Lovers of local history get a chance to mingle.
Please join us for our March meeting Monday, March 4 at 6:45 p.m. at the Tucker Recreation Center in Room 20. If you park in the back, go to the hall on the right side of the building. We will have a direction sign posted to help you. Our guest speaker will be Robert Cook, who grew up in Tucker and is fondly remembered by many of our members. He will share his memories of his childhood, school days and family ties over the years. The Tucker Recreation Center has changed their hours and now closes at 8:30 p.m. In light of that change, we are moving our meeting time up to 6:45 p.m. to give us all a chance to arrive and visit before Robert is introduced. We hope you can be with us! Related items on Tucker Patch
Saturday, March 2, 2013
There's quite a lot going on in Tucker during the next few weeks and months.
A rundown of various things happening in town: Sunday, March 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. Second Annual Great Henderson Hunt is an outdoor adventure that's sure to delight kids, seniors, and everyone in between! Like last year's hunt, teams will be given a map and a list of clues, and will set off on the wooden trails to find hidden "treasures" representing the diversity of wildlife in Henderson Park. This year, however, teams should expect a few surprises on the way to the finish line. The Friends of Henderson Park is gearing up for this year's hunt and collecting some fabulous prizes for the winning teams. Thanks to Tucker Youth Soccer Association, this year's hunt will begin at the soccer complex. Register here and see photos from last year's …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Plans are underway for several events, and volunteers are needed.
The annual membership meeting of the Tucker Historical Society will be held Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at 7 p.m. and end shortly before 8 p.m. in Room 15 at the Tucker Recreation Center. All members are invited to attend this important meeting. It will include the election of board members and a brief overview of our 2013 events. Please note: Tucker Recreation Center now closes at 8 p.m. This will be a business meeting only due to the brief time allowance. We have been working on the schedules of our annual springtime events and will have this schedule printed for the meeting too. Please mark these events on your calendar and plan how you want to participate in each one. We will have volunteer sign-up sheets as well. March 4 (Monday) - 7 p.m. …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
THS wraps up the year.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Kathy Powell
Sunday, December 30, 2012
There will not be a January meeting, but the annual membership and election for new board members is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at Tucker Recreation Center. Another reminder will go out with the room number and other details in the coming weeks and we hope to see everyone there. With 2012 coming to a close, we wish for you to have a safe, healthy and happy New Year! This year was full of celebrations for Tucker's 120th anniversary and thanks to everyone who helped make those events so special for the community. We are glad to announce that we have now confirmed one gardener for next year's garden tour. Elizabeth Barr will be a new gardener on the tour and we look forward to seeing her in the garden in May! Four more slots need …