Monthly Archives: December 2011

Pet sitter wanted

Are there any pet sitters in the neighborhood that are available to feed/let out 2 dogs from Dec. 22-27? We are new to the neighborhood and live on W Parkwood Rd. Please reply back via email (preferred) or call me at 404.932.7388 if available.

Christina M. Carter

Burglary on 200 Block W Parkwood Rd

Last Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at 9 a.m., there was apparently a forced burglary of a house on West Parkwood Road on the 200 block. It was reported at the following website:

No further details have been obtained by me or other neighbors as far as we know, and the owner of the home did not report it to the PGC. We do not know which home it was, although the website above does seem to pinpoint a specific location on the street, albeit with no address listed.

The holiday or winter season seems to historically be a time when some break-ins have happened in our neighborhood. As you travel and leave your home unattended this season, please be aware of this situation and take precautions. Also please alert the PGC as soon as you learn of any type of crime in the neighborhood by sending an email to

REMINDER – PGC Holiday Party Tomorrow, Dec. 10

UPDATE: The Holiday Party at the Jones’ will not take place tomorrow — it is postponed until January. The kids’ party at the McVeighs’ house is still happening. See details below for reminder of time and place. 

Parkwood Garden Club Members:

Hold the date for upcoming PGC holiday festivities!!!

Adults are invited to celebrate on Saturday, December 10 from 6-8 p.m. at Mark and Averill Jones’ house (206 Upland Rd.). Turkey and ham, and beer and wine will be provided. Please bring an appetizer or covered dish to share and a few bucks to supplement the “lush” fund!

For the kids: Join us for cookie decorating that afternoon (December 10) from 3-4 p.m. at Adrianne and Scott McVeigh’s house (221 Upland Rd.)

A Neighbor in Need, How You Can Help

Friends and neighbors,

Our neighbor, Eye Byrd on Upland Road, has been diagnosed with lymphoma. Eve is receiving treatments at MD Anderson in Houston but returns home between treatments. If you know Eve and would like to help her and her family during this difficult time, please refer to the Lotsa Helping Hands website: Thank you in advance for your help!

Frances Galifianakis
Neighbor Care Chair, PGC

Reminder: Coyote Meeting Tonight at City Hall

Tonight, Monday, December 5, 2011, 7:30 p.m. at Decatur City Hall (509 N. McDonough, next door to Eddie’s Attic). Meeting to discuss “Coexisting with Coyotes: Is it Working? How Will We Know?” Please come share your ideas and concerns. For more info, contact Christy Kennedy-Bosarge, 404.378.5734. CKennedy(at)mindspring(dot)com.