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News from Nan for the Village of Stone Mountain

From Stone Mountain, Georgia

News from Nan for the Village of Stone Mountain

Events and News for November, 2015
November 15, 2015 (Sunday) – The Ladies & Gentlemen of Chapter #205 Eastern Star, will again be serving Thanksgiving dinner at Masonic Lodge #449.

Bring your Friends, Neighbors, and Family and celebrate our blessings and no one has to cook. Turkey, Dressing, Giblet Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Green Beans, Sweet Potato Souffle, coffee or tea and dessert will be on the menu for only $8 for adults and children under 12, $5.00.

The Lodge is located at 840 VFW Drive, Stone Mountain GA 30083. Tickets are available at our antique store at 5379 E. Mountain Street, Stone Mountain GA 30083 or from any member of our Chapter. Ask your Minister to invite your Members to the event from 11 AM until 2:30 PM.

November 27, 2015 (day after Thanksgiving) – 5 PM – Come to the Village of Stone Mountain for the annual Christmas Parade, marshmallow roast, other kid’s activities and the Parade which includes many different organizations with Santa ending the Parade & turning on our Village Tree.

Fireworks complete the evening. Many stores are open and will be open each Thursday Evening until 9 PM until Christmas Eve. There will be Christmas Carols throughout the Evening.

Antique Emporium and Sassy's are having sales you will not believe. Both stores are located on E. Mountain St, just off Main. Our sales will be going on from now until Christmas, so just ask us about special prices!!!!

Here at the Emporium, we have military items, relics of past wars, jewelry, antiques of all sorts including furniture, glass ware, collectibles and more. We will be open for Thursday Candlelight shopping beginning December 3rd, 2015.
December 5, 2015 - First Saturday of every month – Breakfast is served (all you can eat) for only $6.00 at Masonic Lodge #449, located behind the U. S. Post Office (W. Mountain St).

Turn beside the Post Office on Gordon St, left on Cloud, and right on VFW Dr. This is a Community Event so invite your neighbors!!!!

December 12, 2015– 10 AM – 4 PM - Mark the date on your calendar for the Stone Mountain Woman’s Club Home Tour.
Tickets are available at our store for a donation of $25 including lunch and you can use your credit card at our Store. Lunch will be served at the Stone Mountain First United Methodist Church.

The Sabatelle Home on Main Street in Stone Mountain, with its beautiful wrap around porch, is one of six houses that will be featured on the GFWC Stone Mountain Woman's Club "Homes for the Holidays" Christmas Home Tour.

The $25 Home Tour Ticket includes lunch at the Family Life Center of the Stone Mountain First United Methodist Church located at 5312 West Mountain Street. Lunch will be served between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and vendors will be available at the Family Life Center during lunch for your shopping pleasure.

Tickets are available at the Old Post Office Emporium on East Mountain Street where you can use your credit card), ART Station on Manor Drive, or from any member of the GFWC Stone Mountain Woman's Club.

Monies from the Tour help fund many charities supported by the Woman's Club, a 501(c)3 organization. For additional information, contact Elizabeth Wells at dandewells@bellsouth.com, 770-822-9947 or (c) 404-630-9925.

Formerly Silver Hill Manor, the new Stone Mountain Manor is the only lodging in the historic Stone Mountain Village. This beautiful contemporary southern estate offers boutique hotel lodging and event space to visitors and residents alike.
Modern amenities and historic charm ensure that your visit to Stone Mountain will be memorable. Located on Main St. you can walk to shops, restaurants, galleries and Stone Mountain Park.

Free Wi-Fi and breakfast included with every stay. Call today to place your reservation: 1-888-381-5808

George Coletti has written a new book that is now available (pre-release) on Amazon Kindle for only $4.99. If Dr. George can sell over 100 books by the end of November, he will most likely be placed on the best seller list for Kindle.

The hard copy will be available in about two weeks for $14.99. The story is fictional about a Southern abolitionist. Stone Mountain is again the location, so let’s all help George make the best seller list for Kindle.

Report from our Community Garden: We are doing very well this year with our produce despite the rain, bugs and cloudy days. Thus far, we have harvested and delivered 1,022.5 pounds of fresh produce to the Stone Mountain Food Pantry this year (see above).

That includes 62 pounds of sweet potatoes harvested last month. Our collards and kale are growing nicely and we should be able to continue harvesting them throughout the winter. It won’t be long before the broccoli stalks start to form. The peanut harvest should be awesome—thanks to Dee. It is very likely that we will exceed our forecast of 1,100 pounds of produce this year.

Our next Work Day will be on Saturday, November 14 from 9:30 to 11:30am. Columbus Brown will give a mini talk on sharpening tools at 9:00am during the Work Day. We have plenty of work to do in the Herb Garden, Watermelon Patch, Compost Pile, and various areas of the Food Pantry Garden in anticipation of winter and the first frost.
It is important that we continue to monitor the weather. Most of our gardeners have done a great job of transitioning their plots from late summer to fall crops.

We will need to harvest whatever remains of our warm-weather crops that are susceptible to freezing, before the first frost—peppers, eggplants, beans, okra, sorrel, radishes, tomatoes, lemon grass and sweet potatoes. Collards, turnips, kale, cauliflower, spinach, cabbages, broccoli, lettuces and beets should be just fine.

We have had two instances this year wherein the bee colony has been vandalized by someone throwing rocks at the structure housing it. Fortunately the bee colony was repositioned after both incidents and it is still active. Mike Schaaphok, our volunteer bee keeper, will inspect the colony on Sunday.

The Smoke Rise Baptist Church contributed a large variety of seeds to the SMCG and we will use them in the Food Pantry Garden next year. Any excess seeds will be shared with gardeners that have plots.

As we approach the end of November, it is important that our volunteers be prepared to summarize their hours of service at SMCG and any non-cash contributions that you may have donated (e.g., seeds, plants, tools and equipment). This information will be compiled in our Annual Report for SMCG in early December.

Columbus Brown
Charles & Nan Nash
Stone Mountain Antique Emporium in the old post office 770/465-4318
5379 E. Mountain Street
Formerly Stone Mountain Relics (968 Main St)
5379 E. Mountain Street
Stone Mountain GA 30083

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