Friday, June 11, 2004

Earth Day Pictures

Below are a several pictures from the Earth Day Celebration from April 17, 2004

Linda and Renia Posted by Hello

Sheryl, Linda, Don and Renia Posted by Hello

Renia, Tony and Clay Posted by Hello

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Montesorri School on Cheney/Semmes

The following message was posted to the East Point Vent message board on June 10, 2004, by Chris Montesinos (Interim Director, Community Services, City of East Point

The owner of the Montessori School on Cheney/Semmes has been cited for "failure to maintain property". He must appear in East Point Municipal Court on June 15,2004 at 3:00PM. Anyone with a vested interest is encouraged to attend.

Drug Rehabilitation Center

Subject: Drug Rehabilitation Center
Date: Jun 9, 2004 1:03 PM

I just got a heads-up from Chris Montesinos that the owner of the old personal care facility on Ware Avenue (between Church and Cheney) has applied to the state for a drug rehab center for teens. The location is zoned M&I for institutional use. Even though we had Frog Hollow downzoned to single family, several locations were grandfathered in under their use at that time. In addition, the center is protected under federal fair housing laws and the ADA (drug addiction is considered a disability). [Name omitted] granted the applicant a certificate of occupancy and never bothered to tell us. Chris Montesinos is being asked to send a zoning verification letter to the applicant to file with the state. I have no doubt that Frog Hollow residents will be outraged about this facility (correct me if I'm wrong).

Here are a couple of possible suggestions for action on our part. (1) We make certain extensive setbacks are required for such facilities in the future -- which will keep most out of single-family residential areas; (2) if the place has been vacant for over 1 year, we can challenge its "grandfathered" status (can someone verify this?); and (3) we send a letter from the neighborhood to the state protesting the facility location. I can work to get Council to do the same. Let me know your thoughts, please.

Teresa Nelson

Volunteers Needed at Teens At Work, Inc.

The following email was recently received -

Sent: Jun 7, 2004 12:23 PM
Subject: Fellow Frog Hollow Resident


I am Natasha Marshall, a fellow Frog Hollow resident. I am currently planning the following volunteer opportunity:

Volunteers Needed at Teens At Work, Inc.

Volunteers are needed to help paint and restore playground equipment. This a great opportunity to liven up a child's life!

When: Saturday, June 26, 2004


Where: Teens At Work, Inc.
1622 Ware Ave
East Point, GA 30344


I am in need of support from the Frog Hollow Neighborhood Association with recruitment of volunteers. Could you assist me? Please respond to this email or I can be reached at (770) 317-0898. Thank you in advance for your help.


Natasha Marshall
Hands On Atlanta
Citizen Action AmeriCorps Team Leader

Frog Hollow Neighborhood Yard Sale

Date: Saturday, June 12
Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Oak Street, between Neely Avenue and Ware Avenue (near 1757 Neely Ave).

This is your chance to finally get rid of all your clutter or the items you no longer have a use for. Make money by cleaning out your garage and closets or get a treasure for pennies!

Set up will begin Saturday morning at 7 a.m. and will need to be completed before 8 a.m. Please provide your own tables and chairs. Plan to have someone stay all day with the items you are selling.

Support your neighborhood: Donate items for yard sale
If you are a resident of Frog Hollow and would like to participate in the yard sale or if you cannot make the event but have items you would like to donate, please contact me by phone or by email before June 9 to schedule a pick up date/time or to reserve a spot. Donated items should be clean and priced to sell. All proceeds from donated items will go towards the Frog Hollow neighborhood fund.

Hope to see you at the yard sale!

Tony Strunk
President, Frog Hollow Neighborhood Association
Phone: 404-209-9345