🌱 Minimize Home Burglary + New Alpharetta City Agriculture Plan

Hello, everybody! It’s me, Gail Lafleche, your host of the Daily. Let’s get this Saturday started off right with a quick review of the most important things happening in town, including updates on:

  • Prevent home burglary
  • New Alpharetta City Agriculture Plan
  • Tai Chi program in Milton

But first, today’s weather:

Couple of thunderstorms. High: 61 Low: 48.


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Here are the top stories in Alpharetta-Milton today:

  1. If you’re out of town during the holidays, it’s important to minimize the possibility of a burglary. Here are some suggestions: Alpharetta residents can request a vacation house check from the Police Department; here is a link to sign up https://alpharetta.policetocitizen.com/SecurityWatch . Have good lighting around your home, have (and use) an alarm system, ask someone pick up your mail and packages, and don’t post your vacation on social media until you’re home. If you purchase new expensive items, break down the boxes before putting them in the trash or recycling. (Alpharetta Department of Public Safety via Facebook)
  2. Alpharetta recently adopted a City Agriculture Plan that has the following goals: “education, increasing access to locally grown food, community connectivity and empowerment, homeowners association regulations, sustainability, green spaces, composting and reducing food waste.” Food Well alliance has committed to $75,000 in funding for the plan, and Alpharetta will match that amount. The plan will be rolled out over two to five years. (The Atlanta Journal Constitution)
  3. The City of Milton is offering a Tai Chi program starting on Jan. 9 on Monday mornings from 10-11:00 am Tai Chi can help you become stronger and the movements can help you relax as well. If you’re interested, sign up at www.miltonga.gov/Registration and click the β€œTai Chi” tab. (City of Milton, Georgia – Government via Facebook)

Today in Alpharetta-Milton:

  • Avalon on Ice did 400 Avalon Blvd in Alpharetta (10:00 AM)
  • Noon Years Eve did The Hotel at Avalon, Autograph Collection, 9000 Avalon Blvd in Alpharetta (10:00 AM)
  • New Year’s Eve at Milton’s! Milton’s Kitchen & Cocktails, 800 Mayfield Road in Milton (5:00 PM)
  • Club 201 New Year’s Eve Celebration at American Legion Post 201, 201 Wills Road in Alpharetta (6:30 PM)
  • New Year’s Eve Party at 6B JOHNS CREEK at Six Bridges Brewing, 11455 Lakefield Drive in Johns Creek (8:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • When you’re done enjoying your fresh Christmas tree, there’s an easy way to recycle it. Bring it to City of Alpharetta’s Bring One for The Chipper event, which will take place at in the parking lot of Home Depot at 5300 Windward Parkway on Jan. 7. It takes place between 9 am to 3 pm In January of this year, they took in 1,855 trees that were turned into mulch for playgrounds, parks and other locations. You can also bring Christmas lights to be recycled! (City of Alpharetta GA via Facebook)
  • The City of Milton is having their annual Christmas tree recycling event on Jan. 7. You can bring your ornament free tree to the Milton High School baseball parking lot starting at 9:00 am People from Casey Tree Experts and the Young Men’s Service League will feed it to the “chipper). The first 100 people who bring a tree will get a free dogwood tree seedling!(City of Milton)
  • A fight broke out at Saint Ives Country Club in nearby Johns Creek, and the police were called. Two women were handcuffed during the incident. One woman said that the fight started because another woman was flirting with her husband. (Appen)

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You’re officially in the loop for today. I’ll catch up with you bright and early tomorrow morning with your next update!

β€” Gail Lafleche

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