Thanksgiving Week Trash/Recycling Pickup Dates

trashbinJust a quick reminder that trash and recycling pickup days are different for the Thanksgiving Holiday week.

  • If you have Monday or Tuesday pickup, it will be collected on Monday November 24.
  • For Wednesday or Thursday pickup, it will be collected on on Tuesday, November 25


Neighborhood Food Drive Starts Sunday, October 26

Please join us for our third annual Beechwood Hills Food Drive, to benefit the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. Last year, Beechwood Hills donated over 650 lb of food!

Let’s aim for the moon this year!  Place donations in a bag or box by your mailbox by 2 PM on any or all of these pick-up dates.

• Sunday, October 26
• Sunday, November 2
• Sunday, November 9

Most needed items: peanut butter, canned soups, chili, and beef stew,
canned fruits and vegetables, canned pasta, canned chicken and tuna,cereal, rice, dry pasta, pasta sauce, dried or canned beans
Please no glass jars, expired items, opened items, or used items.

Place donations in a bag or box by your mailbox by 2 PM on any or all of the pick-up dates.

Questions? Contact Anna Lau by email (alau8328 at or through Facebook:

Share with your neighbors! Download a flyer here:
Third Annual Beechwood Hills Food Drive

Zoning Changes Proposed near Riverhill

This recent notification below is from Athens-Clarke County Planning Department.  Rezoning is planned for the property in and around the old Kroger shopping center on Broad Street west of Alps Road, that in recent years has been anchored by a fitness center. The plot appears to back up to three or four residential lots on Riverhill, as well as Talmadge Terrace and Lanier Gardens.

For more information, or to comment publicly, plan to attend the Planning Commission at 7pm at City Hall on October 2.

For questions and concerns, get in touch with our 10th District Commissioner, Mike Hamby, who’s contact info is available on the Athens-Clarke County web site.



Commission District:  10
NNI Neighborhood: Briarcliff Woods, adjacent to Beechwood Hills
Overlay Area: none

Request: Approval of a rezone is requested for two properties at 125 Briarcliff Road and 2361 West Broad Street. The entire Briarcliff Road parcel is currently zoned RS-25. A portion of the West Broad Street property is currently zoned RS-25 and the remainder is zoned C-G. The request is to rezone both areas currently zoned RS-25 to C-G* (Commercial-General with Conditions) and to change the future development designation of those areas from Traditional Neighborhood to Community Center Mixed Use. A conceptual, non-binding site plan has been submitted showing the existing site conditions with proposed rezoning areas delineated.

Applicant contact information: 
Williams & Associates / Scott Haines

Additional Information:
Current Zoning: RS-25 (Single-Family Residential) & C-G (Commercial-General)
Project #: ZONE-2014-08-1650
Location Map: 125 Briarcliff Road & 2361 W Broad Street

Upcoming September Events

Exploring Public Education in Athens: Monday, September 8

The Federation of Neighborhoods – Athens-Clarke County invites you to our next forum, Exploring Public Education in Athens on Monday, September 8, at Ciné, located at 234 West Hancock Avenue downtown. There will be a panel featuring Clarke County School District Superintendent Dr. Philip D. Lanoue, Board of Education Member Charles Worthy, PTO leader Rachel Watkins, and Athens-Banner Herald Opinion Columnist Myra Blackmon.

Concert at Holy Cross Lutheran Church: 5pm Sept. 14

Friends and neighbors are welcome Sunday Sept.14, for a free concert at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. A program featuring performances by the “Change of Heart” Barbershop Quartet and a gospel singing with Nathan Schreer will be presented. In addition, music faculty and students from Emmanuel College and UGA, spirituals with Samuel Morris, and the music of “Making Strange” by Patti Paige and Eddie dePeterse will be heard. The concert will be presented at Holy Cross Lutheran Church located at 880 West Lake Drive on Sunday September 14, at 5:00 p.m. For more info, call 706-548-3329.

Leaf and Limb Pickup: Week of August 11-15

20110505-103138.jpgJust a reminder that Leaf & Limb pickup is scheduled for the week of August 11-15.  Good time to set them out by the curb if you have not already.


Thursday Recycling Pickup Here Again

recycling-accAs I write this on a Wednesday, our Thursday trash and recycling pickup is right upon us. Since there are so many more recyclable items lately,  we are usually rolling out a larger volume of items to be recycled than trash on Wednesday evening. If you’re not sure what qualifies as recycling, Athens Clarke County has this current helpful handout.  For additional details, more info is on the ACC web site.

If you still are using the small blue or green recycling bins, the larger green rollcarts are still available at not cost. This is referred to as single stream recycling. There’s no sorting of items needed, just fill the bin up and roll it to the curb.  Athens Clarke County Recycling will deliver to your home at no charge. Get all the info here.

Summer Neighborhood Picnic: Saturday July 19

2Our annual Beechwood Hills Neighborhood Picnic will be on Saturday, July 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will be in the park/playground area next to Central Presbyterian Church at the corner of Beechwood Drive and Pine Valley Drive. All Beechwood residents are welcome.

The Neighborhood Association will provide plates, cups, utensils, drinks, condiments, as well as veggie burgers and hot dogs for grilling.

You bring a side dish or dessert, a lawn chair or blanket, and a summer smile! Hope to see you there!

Questions? Call Lori Drake 706-372-3140 or email beechwoodnews (at)


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