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PLAIN Meeting Thursday, March 21

PLAIN is holding its monthly meeting March 21, 7pm at the Beach House. All are welcome. In the past year PLAIN presented 10 breakfasts, 2 picnics, donated beach chairs and planters to the city, supported neighbors with its caring and sharing program, supported our neighbor school, Rockbridge Elementary, by donating warm coats, teacher luncheons, school supplies, and more. With your help we can continue make Pine Lake a better place to live. (photo-Mick Kinney and the Kingfisher Strutters at the PLAIN Mardi Gras breakfast and march around the lake)

Have an announcement, goods, or services to be included (free) in the next PLAINTalk? send email to plainhelps101@gmail.com before March 30, 2019. Keep it short and sweet and include any artwork (keep it small).

To support PLAIN click on the Join or Donate links above. You can also donate to PLAIN when you purchase items via smile.amazon.com.  Thanks from all of us.

Mardi Gras Pot Luck Brunch

P.L.A.I.N. will  be hosting a Pot Luck Mardi Gras Brunch on Saturday March 2nd at the Beach House from 10am – noon.  This will be a pot luck brunch – with beverages provided by P.L.A.I.N.   

Masks, boas, costumes, tiaras, and other festive attire are
encouraged. We will have a parade with Mick Kinney’s Kingfish Strutter’s Marching Band around the lake after the brunch at noon, weather permitting.

Please RSVP by 3/1 to Lynn Callery at (504)208-8344 or (678)732-0625 or lynnac2009@yahoo.com and include how many people in your party and what you plan to bring.  This will help to ensure that we have the correct amount of food and diversity of menu items. Walk-ins will be accepted, but it will be a HUGE help to know how many people to expect. Bring a dish to share and “laissez les bon temps rouler”!!!!

Also at the PLAIN Mardi Gras Pot Luck: S.E.E.D. (Stewards of Environmental Education and Design) will be holding a bulb sale!
SEED is dedicated to raising the stature of Pine Lake as an environment and arts-first city.

PLAIN FEBRUARY MEETING

LND_DA32F048-33B7-4006-A7DB-5C55167E75C4PLAIN will hold its monthly meeting this Thursday, February 21, at 7pm at the Beach House. All are invited to attend. We will be discussing various projects such as caring/sharing in Pine Lake, the upcoming Mardi Gras breakfast/funky march around the lake, and the general state of our fine community. We’re glad to have you as a new neighbor, and hope you’ll join us at any of our activities and introduce yourself.
To support PLAIN click on the Join or Donate links above. You can also donate to PLAIN when you purchase items via smile.amazon.com.  Thanks from all of us.

PLAIN BREAKFAST

Saturday, February 2 is the first delicious PLAIN breakfast of 2019. Our chef, Mike Seymour, always makes the morning special so don’t miss out. The breakfast is at the Beach House and starts at 9:30am and goes til 11:30am. We hope you can come and nosh, drink a cup o’ joe, and sit and chat with your friends and neighbors from this wonderful community.

RSVP for Community Food Forum in Pine Lake

From Norcross to Clarkston to South Fulton, cities are rapidly re-developing. As our metro Atlanta cities become more dense and developed, the pressure on urban farms and gardens increases. In partnership with Atlanta Regional Commission, Food Well Alliance will embark on a pilot project that brings together local governments and communities across the five-county metro Atlanta region to create a city-wide plan that incorporates urban agriculture into the next phase of their development.

In 2019, Food Well Alliance will select one pilot city to develop a City Urban Agriculture Plan. Seven cities have submitted their interest in becoming the pilot city. As part of our selection process, Food Well Alliance will host a Community Food Forum in each of these cities.
Forums will serve to inform and assess the readiness of both the local government and the local community to participate in a comprehensive and inclusive planning process with Food Well Alliance and Atlanta Regional Commission.

The following cities will host a Community Food Forum in February or March, 2019.
Click the link below to RSVP

City of Pine Lake – February 6, 2019
City of Alpharetta – February 27, 2019
City of Clarkston – March 2, 2019
City of East Point – TBD
City of Hapeville – TBD
City of Lawrenceville – TBD
City of Lovejoy – TBD

State of the City Town Hall

Wednesday, January 30th at 7pm, Pine Lake will hold its annual State of the City Town Hall at the Beach House. All the members of our city council will attend and be available for questions and updates afterward. David Burt, Pine Lake’s commercial consultant, will also present an update on the plans for Rockbridge Road developments and improvements slated to begin this year.
The Mayor and City Council look forward to highlighting all the hard work done on behalf of the City. As always, we are grateful to our staff, our volunteers, our officers, and our community for the hours of effort that truly make Pine Lake “arts’ natural habitat.

PLAIN Meeting January 17

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PLAIN will hold it’s monthly meeting January 17, 2019 at 7pm at the Beach House. We are always looking for ways to improve our community and we would love for you to volunteer your time, tell us your ideas, and give your financial support. Thanks so much for what everyone has done over the past year!

You may also pay for your membership or renewal through PayPal at the Pay Now button below the form.  Membership fees are $30 for a Family Household and $20 for a Single Household .

  Copy of Agenda Click Here.

Breakfast, Cookie Exchange & Lighting of the Lake

A lot is happening this Saturday. In the morning is our monthly breakfast, 9:30 – 11:30 at the Beach House. And there may be a special guest coming in from the far north!

Also this Saturday evening, Dec 1, between 6 and 7:30, come to the P.L.A.I.N. Lighting of the Lake and Cookie Exchange at the beach house! For the cookie exchange piece, bring 2-3 dozen homemade cookies to the beach house kitchen, and give them directly to a volunteer there (if you just set them down and walk away, we don’t know who to give a plate of cookies to at the end!). We’ll put some of them out for general consumption, and the rest will be distributed among all of those who also brought cookies. At the end of the evening, retrieve your cookie platter and a bag of assorted homemade cookies!

If baking is not your thing, no worries. Come be with your neighbors and eat some cookies set out for all to enjoy. Hot drinks will be available as well.

Reply to volunteer if you can help with setup and cleanup, or anything inbetween.

Hope to see you there with cookies in hand!

Also we are still looking for warm coats for Rockbridge Elementary School. Bring them to the breakfast. And don’t forget to do your holiday online shopping at smile.amazon.com and select PLAIN as your organization to support. A portion of your purchase will go to PLAIN.  You can also join or donate directly to PLAIN at http://plainhelps.org/

PLAIN MEETING NOVEMBER 15

NOVEMBER_DECEMBER_PLAINTALKPLAIN will be holding its monthly meeting Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7pm, at the Beach House. All are welcome! Also if you would like to join or donate to PLAIN click here. Over the course of the last year PLAIN has contributed and volunteered to Rockbridge Elementary School, purchased beach and planters for the beach, purchased a grill for the park,  installed sound panels in the beach house, held monthly breakfasts, supported Lakefest and many other activities. If you want to know more ways to volunteer and give back to the community please come to the monthly meeting. We would love to hear from you. ALSO THE NEW PLAINTALK IS HERE!! CLICK HERE TO VIEW OR DOWNLOAD.