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Monthly Newsletter - January 2007
January 2007

Dear Neighbors,


The following community news and tips are shared by area neighbors.  We hope that you enjoy!


Jenni, Website Coordinator




I.  You're Invited:  Community Town Hall  


II.  Interesting and Useful Links


III.  Crime Prevention News, Etc.




I.  You're Invited:  Community Town Hall


"Building a Better Community:  The Future of the Northlake-Tucker Area"

Tuesday, January 9th, 7:00-9:00 PM at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

(located near the intersection of Henderson Road & LaVista Road - map)


In recent weeks, word has been spreading around the Henderson Road and Northlake-Tucker area about the upcoming Town Hall hosted by Judge Panos featuring representatives from local businesses and civic groups and government offices.  Topics will include crime, increasing property values, and improving the quality of retail establishments.  Click here for meeting flyer (AND MEETING NOTES HAVE BEEN ADDED).  We hope to see our Henderson Road neighbors there!

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II.  Interesting and Useful Links


Tom Doolittle of Shenandoah Valley shares the following interesting community link:


The Henderson Project - Our Communities' Heart  Click on link to read more! 

Here's a brief excerpt about the project.

Telling the Story of Our Community!

The 2005-2006 school year launched a new archival and research project for the students at Henderson Middle School.  A committee of dedicated teachers and the Henderson Project Booster Club working collaboratively with the Henderson Middle Media Center and the DeKalb County Historical Society are actively pursuing this ambitious project.  Our booster club is working diligently to raise money needed to fund the project so please consider helping us to reach our goal.

Our mission is to tell the story of our community for the past, present and future by utilizing student initiatives and community resources to fulfill our dream.

Our Henderson Project Committee members with Barbara M. Heller, Teacher-Librarian, Co-Chair, Madelyn C. Foard, 6th grade Social Studies, Co-Chair are working with our Booster Club (Mary Gowing, President) to create this research-based archival legacy to our community."


Our Vision
DeKalb County's Henderson Middle School became the heart of the Lakeside Cluster when it became the sole designated middle school for this high school in the 2004-2005 school year.  During this transitional time, it became evident that our district needs to establish a stronger sense of community.  Without a cohesive bond to serve as a foundation, this area could easily lose its distinctiveness; much has already been lost in the process of development.  Consequently, we are launching an ambitious project to tell the varied stories of our local community's history so it can be preserved, cherished, and passed on to future generations.  It is our intent to gather, identify and collect the many Henderson stories.  Using a broad variety of resources and technologies, we intend to promote a sense of pride that will embrace our diverse population.  As the hub, or heart, of the community, we intend to create a spirit that will transcend our different origins and unite us.  The Henderson Project, therefore, envisions a community that celebrates our heritage and anticipates our legacy.


Additional Notes (from Jenni):

If you've recently moved into the area or called Henderson Road home for 20-30+ years, "The Henderson Road Project" is an excellent way to learn more about our community and share what you remember from times past.

(The site has been added to the hendersonroad.com Useful Links page.)



Also, Vanishing Georgia is an interesting website that I recently discovered.  In the "Search for" field, try key words such as:


"Henderson Mill"

"Tucker, DeKalb County, Georgia"

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III.  Crime Prevention News, Etc.


Think you know your security stuff?


Check out the Discovery Channel program, "It Takes A Thief" and visit the show's website and take the Home-Security Interactive quiz!



For a brief summary of recent incidents reported by Henderson Road and Tucker/DeKalb area neighbors, click here.

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