Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Another sighting: This time it's three coyotes on Shasta Way in the Briarcliff area. These things never get old.
Some might say coyotes aren't news anymore. Been there, done that. In fact, I think this is like the fourth post on coyotes, so one could make the argument that coyote sightings are no longer newsworthy. Make the argument if you'd like. It's also true that coyotes are sensationally awesome. I tend to avoid sensationalizing anything, but I have no problem going nuts about coyotes. Everytime I get an email with "coyote" in the subject line, my day is a little bit better. So, moving forward... There's been another coyote sighting. This time it's Shasta Way in the Briarcliff neighborhood. Courtesy of the North Briarcliff Civic Association: A neighbor was driving down Shasta at 10 pm Sunday night and saw 3 large coyotes walking down Shasta and …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Incidents from BB shots to broken outdoor lights have frustrated residents, according to the North Briarcliff Civic Association.
The North Briarcliff Civic Association sent out an email this morning to residents that discussed recent vandalism problems in the "Lower Cravey" area. From the email: The last few months, we’ve seen vandalism on the rise in the Lower Cravey area of NBCA. Incidents vary from bb shots through windows to outdoor lights smashed with a bat to other types of petty vandalism and some animal issues, and it seems to be escalating. These are incidents caused by teens, but it’s gone beyond the ‘kids will be kids’ stage of activity. Neighbors are upset and have had encounters with kids on skateboards and bikes, ages 10-16, particularly in one group, and police have been involved. Some kids have been seen running away from what appeared to be …
Sunday, August 21, 2011
The incident occurred at a home on Blueberry Trail near Druid Hills Middle School recently.
Here's a heads-up about an incident that occurred recently on Blueberry Trail near Druid Hills Middle School. Both the North Briarcliff Civic Association and the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association have sent out warnings to their residents. A man posing as a tree service employee distracted a couple outside while another searched the home for valuables. From the MANA posting: She said a man came to her door last week to tell her about tree service he'd be doing next door and to see if she needed any work. At some point the man managed to close her blinds without her seeing him, then walked with her and her husband to the backyard. Check out the posting for more information, including several other significant crimes in the Medlock area …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Neighbors of the North Briarcliff Civic Association gathered for the 2011 National Night Out.
The North Briarcliff Civic Association hosted a 2011 National Night Out event. Neighbors gathered at Shallowford Presbyterian Tuesday night for a host of safety tips from county officials. The nationwide effort is held the first Tuesday of August each year and is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness. It also seeks to generate support for local anti-crime programs and strengthen police-community partnerships. Find more pictures from the Briarcliff event here.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The national event was created to strengthen the bond between communities and law enforcement.
The North Briarcliff Civic Association will take part in tonight's National Night Out, a nationwide event created to strengthen the bond between communities and local law enforcement. The event will be held in Shallowford Presbyterian Church from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. It is sponsored by the Brookdale/Foster Ridge/Overlook Neighborhood Watch Program. The event will be one among scores held across the Atlanta metro area. Meet your neighbors in the chapel on the first floor and bring a covered dish. Also, if you have any photos from the event, upload them to this story or send them to email@example.com.
Monday, May 23, 2011
When it happened is unclear. It was "recent," according to the North Briarcliff Civic Association.
Back in March we wrote about coyotes in North Druid Hills and Decatur – a story that went regional. It hasn't gone away either. The North Briarcliff Civic Association is reporting another coyote sighting near Sherbrooke and Nancy Lane. Here's an email that went out to association members this afternoon: Another recent coyote sighting was near near Sherbrooke. Don't leave out garbage or food, and watch out for your smaller pets. Coyotes are seen more in daylight hours when raising young (looking for food) and during the summer. Seeing them in daylight hours does not mean they have rabies, but don't approach them. There's a good article in the NBCA newsletter - summer 2010. "I just returned home from walking the dogs. Coming toward …