Hermance Stoplight Starts October 4th

October 1, 2010

The new stoplight at the corner of Hermance Drive and Peachtree Road, between Town Brookhaven and Oglethorpe University, will be activated for the first time on Monday, October 4. Please keep an eye peeled during your morning commute.


You’re Invited to Meet Speaker David Ralston

September 19, 2010

I would like to extend an invitation for you to attend my campaign kick-off event on Tuesday, September 21, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Brookhaven’s own Pub 71, which is located at 4058 Peachtree Road.

David Ralston, the Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, will be there beginning at approximately 7:00 p.m. This is a good opportunity to talk with me and Speaker Ralston one-on-one about the issues that are important to you.

No campaign contribution is necessary. I’d be very happy just to see you there. If you’d like to contribute anyway, you can do so online by clicking here or by bringing a check payable to “Friends of Mike Jacobs” with you to the event. If you choose to make an online contribution, please also e-mail your name, occupation, and employer to [email protected]. I am required to collect this information for our campaign finance disclosures.


Frosty Caboose: Take Your Kids Here!

September 13, 2010

The Frosty Caboose is outstanding! It’s an ice cream shop contained in a real train car, a red caboose, located adjacent to the train tracks in Downtown Chamblee. Their address is 5435 Peachtree Road.

If you have kids and haven’t been to the Frosty Caboose, I encourage you to give it a whirl. They serve Greenwood ice cream, which is made locally in Chamblee. After the Jacobs family gets their ice cream, Jonah and Eli like to climb all over the train car. That’s part of the experience for the kids. You can also sit and watch the freight trains and MARTA trains go by.

This is not a paid advertisement. We just really like the place. It’s off the beaten path, so I thought I’d tell you about it. For more information, please visit FrostyCaboose.com.


Taste of Brookhaven

September 13, 2010

The fifth annual Taste of Brookhaven event is this Saturday, September 18, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Conant Performing Arts Center on the campus of Oglethorpe University. Please click here for more information and a list of participating restaurants.


Reliable Home Repairs for Seniors

September 7, 2010

This came to me from Senior Connections with a request to pass the information along to you, which I’m happy to do:

Senior Connections, the senior center near the Chamblee MARTA Station, has announced the launch of its new Fixit Connection, a home repair and handyman service for senior homeowners that provides guaranteed professional services and peace of mind.

Whenever an electrician, plumber, or carpenter comes out to handle a Fixit Connection repair job, Senior Connections is the homeowner’s main point of contact. Senior Connections will guarantee the work, handle the billing, and make sure that the clients are never left with unfinished or poor quality work. These services are available to those 55 years or older. Fees vary according to the job but each client receives a written proposal that explains all costs and guarantees.

Services provided by the Fixit Connection include general home repairs, roof and floor repairs, adding bathroom safety items and wheelchair ramps for accessibility, electrical and plumbing solutions, smaller interior and exterior handyman services, weatherizing doors and windows, painting, and more.

Seniors interested in learning more about the Fixit Connection can call Senior Connections at (770) 455-7602 or visit the organization’s website at www.seniorconnectionsatl.org.


DeKalb County Strategic Planning Meetings

August 9, 2010

DeKalb County is hosting a series of strategic planning meetings throughout the county billed as “FOCUSS” meetings (which stands for fiscal accountability, opportunity, community, unity, safety, and sustainability). The meetings appear to be a good opportunity for citizens to talk with county officials about the future of the county.

Two of the meetings will be held relatively near our community. Here are the dates, times, and locations:

Monday, August 9
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Georgia Perimeter College, Dunwoody Campus
Building C, Room NC 1100
2101 Womack Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Monday, August 23
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Emory University
MacMillan-Gambrell Hall, Tull Auditorium
1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322


Save Money on Natural Gas

July 19, 2010

Did you know that every month the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) publishes which natural gas marketer had the lowest rates for variable and fixed rate plans during that month?

Click here to see who has had the lowest rates each month in 2010 and in previous years.

Earlier this year, I switched our family to one of the natural gas marketers that consistently had the lowest rates according to the PSC. We switched from Georgia Natural Gas and our monthly natural gas bills have been significantly lower since that time.

I thought this would be helpful information to share with you.


Appeal Deadline Extended to June 10th

June 7, 2010

I have just received word from a constituent and have confirmed with the DeKalb County Tax Assessors’ office that the deadline to postmark or hand deliver your property assessment appeal letter has been extended through Thursday, June 10. Apparently this is due to some reassessment notices that were mailed out late. Scroll down for more information on how to appeal your reassessment notice.


“Race Cars and Airplanes”

June 3, 2010

…are what my kids are looking forward to this weekend.

The race cars will be at the Dunwoody Soap Box Derby, which begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, at the First Baptist Church of Atlanta, near the intersection of North Peachtree Road and Cotillion Drive. Please visit www.dunwoodysoapboxderby.org for more information.

The airplanes will be at the PDK Good Neighbor Day and Airshow from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 5. Admission is free, but parking is $5 a car. More information on this event can be found at www.pdkairport.org.

We hope to see you there!


Brookhaven Bolt on Saturday

May 13, 2010

The third annual “Brookhaven Bolt” 5K walk, run, and stroll to benefit Ashford Park Elementary is this Saturday, May 15. Please visit www.BrookhavenBolt.com for more information.

The race starts at 8:00 a.m. Afterwards, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Brookhaven Community Connection, a non-profit business group, will host its first Brookhaven Bazaar at Village Place Brookhaven on Dresden Drive. This day-long bric-à-brac market will be set up on the top level of Village Place Brookhaven’s parking deck and will feature antiques, art, estate items, jewelry, Persian rugs, and more.

Editor’s Note: A portion of this post was prepared by the Brookhaven Community Connection and Village Place Brookhaven.


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