Over The Picket Fence

What’s more Dunwoody than Light Up? It’s the quintessential celebration for our community — the long-standing tradition of lighting the big Dunwoody tree and Farmhouse landmark with voices in song and the flip of a switch to welcome the holiday season.

Don’t miss it this Sunday. Activities begin at 3 p.m. in and around the Dunwoody Farmhouse. The lights are lit at 6 p.m.

Recycling’s Never Been Easier. It just doesn’t get any simpler or less expensive than this:

Curbside recycling is now free for DeKalb County residents and Wednesday is the day.

There is no longer any cost for the blue bins and blue bags. Your job is simply to sort: Carboard, catalogs, magazines, newspapers and junk mail goes in the blue bin; aluminum, glass, plastic and tin goes into the blue bags.

Pull it to the street on Wednesdays. Pickups begin at 8 a.m.

From there, the opportunities continue via reduced energy used to create new plastic, glass and paper from existing plastic, glass and paper as well as new uses including carpet production.

They do ask that you use the provided bins and bags though to ensure efficiency in pickup.

Just call 404-294-2900 or visit DeKalbRecycles.com for the details.

The Future is Bright. Kingsley Charter Elementary is bright with ideas and the potential for a $25,000 grant from Clorox.

They need your vote though. The school is hoping to put iPads in the hands of every student as its studies with iPads previously donated by parents have shown positive results for teaching basic reading and math skills.

They are a finalist school in the contest and voting is now available online or via text or Facebook.

Check it out at powerabrightfuture.clorox.com. You can vote twice a day.

picketfence@bellsouth.net

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