Open StudiosTwo ​of our neighbors​ (Mike Donkle, 2708 Craig Road & Mary Ann Haven, 2428 Marling Dr.)​ will be participating in the free 701 Center for Contemporary Art’s Columbia Open Studios April 2 – 3! Take a walk around the neighborhood while getting to know our very local artists a little better. ​

Open Studios is presented by the 701 Center for Contemporary Art. It’s an event where artists open their private studios to visitors to show off their work and how they perform their art. Columbia Open Studios is also having a preview party on Thursday March 31st at 701 Whaley. You can visit our neighbors and plan a full tour online at, or grab a guide in the March 30 edition of Free Times.


There’s a lost dog in the Druid Hills neighborhood/Forest Acres area. Below is some information. Contact Eric Poulos (elginbidder85 ‘at’ with any details.

“Pennylane escaped last night a little after midnight. She never has before, and has always been on a leash when in the frontyard. ( Back yard is fenced ) It’s hot, she’s all black with a lone white streak on her chest, and although dogs can fend for themselves, I’m worried about her being overheated. Very timid, doesn’t like men especially, but will not bite. Lost off of Harrison Rd. behind the Zesto on Forest Dr.”

summer-cookout-menuThe Druid Hills Neighborhood Association will be hosting a cookout to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the association. Join the crowd on Saturday, June 21, 3:30-7:00pm at the home of John and Ethel Davis (2652 Mills Dr).

Bring a lawn chair. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers and barbecue chicken ready at 5pm. Please bring a side dish or dessert.

And, there’s going to be a whole lot of fun including cornhole, tetherball, horseshoes, badminton. John and Ethel have also offered the use of the pool, but please note that there won’t be a lifeguard on duty, so you’ll have to swim at your own risk.

All current neighborhood residents and former residents are invited! See you there!


The following proposed change will be voted upon at the next meeting on February 20 at 7pm.

Section 2. Regular Meetings

Change to Read: Regular meetings of the members will be held every two months, no later than the third thursday of January, March, May, July, September and November.

Rationale: The proposed change will prevent a meeting being held in December, which is typically a very busy month. It will also allow a Spring cookout to be held in April and a Fall cookout in October, months that will not have a regular meeting scheduled.

If the proposed change is approved at the February 20, 2014 meeting, it will take effect immediately which will mean the next meting would be in May 2014 with no meeting being held in April 2014.