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Votin' Day

November 8 — Do you have any relatives in California? It might be a good day to call them to say hi and see if they are $2 billion richer.

🗳️ We know it's hard to escape the 2022 midterm elections, but stay strong, they are hopefully almost over. 

If you're a procrastinator, the polls will be open until 7 p.m. tonight.

🔖  Head over to our website for the latest results through a partnership with Decision Desk HQ. Bookmark this page to keep up with the votes as they're being reported throughout the evening.

Now, onto some other stuff.

🎁 The Community Assistance Center has opened an Adopt-a-Family portal to provide gifts to children in Dunwoody and Sandy Springs whose families need help for the holidays.

📍 If you need a stress reliever from the election madness or just love making or playing with slime, then the Sloomoo Institute opening in Buckhead will be a must-visit (take the grandkids!).

🤔 And if your life is too chill and you need more challenges, The New York Times, which owns Wordle, has hired a human editor for the popular puzzle. At least now you'll have a name at which to hurl your five-letter expletives when the answer doesn't make sense.

💌 We hope you're enjoying Silver Streak. We'd love to hear from you and what you'd like to see in future newsletters.

⏱ Today's Silver Streak is  stories.

• Kelly McCoy remembers the radio
• Thinking Healthy
• What to expect from the midterm elections

• From the archives

Enjoy your evening!
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1. Radio days

📻 In his latest column, Atlanta Senior Life columnist Kelly McCoy writes:

"It’s my monthly pleasure to recall and enjoy some of the glory days of Atlanta’s radio, music, and entertainment scene. Those days when AM and FM radios gave us our musical diets. Fast forward, and isn’t it great that today we older people have these mind-blowing ways to receive our media?  Today’s technology and sound simply blow me away – and I’ve got only one good ear!  

I recently enjoyed lunch with seasoned pros retired from the business, who could tell even more stories than me. There were five of us, and most had known each other for more than 45 years. Some in radio, some in the record business. We discussed outrageous stunts and promotions we’d all done as well as the great on-air people we knew and worked with." 

Read the rest of Kelly’s article, in which he remembers Larry Munson and bootlegged records,
on our site.

2. Thinking Healthy: November screenings you should consider

🩺 Health columnist Shelly Howell writes: "If you’re not doing an annual visit to the doctor at this point, you’re playing with fire.  

I recently spoke to Camille Vaughan, MD, MS, and Director of the Emory Woodruff Health Sciences Center for Health in Aging. 'Early detection and treatment of health conditions that become more common as we get older has a major impact on overall health in aging,' she told me. 'Early detection may inform treatment strategies to prevent or delay worsening and enhance an individual’s ability to remain independent in daily activities.'

✔️ A full list of recommended annual screenings can be found here.

3. What to expect from the midterm elections

When the polls close in Georgia tonight, election results should come quicker than 2020, though final outcomes for tight races that may go to runoffs likely will not.

Georgia has more than 2,600 voter precincts spread across 159 counties and an outsized role in national politics. After conspiracies dominated the aftermath of the 2020 vote count, which took several days to complete due to an avalanche of absentee ballots, a desire for timely results has been codified into law in Georgia’s sweeping Senate Bill 202.

The 98-page voting law garnered headlines for absentee ballot changes, expansion of challenges to voter eligibility, and other hot-button issues, but the bulk of the law includes back-end election administration changes for local officials that require a more streamlined election night and quicker reporting of results.

Read Stephen Fowler’s full article on changes in the voting process and what to expect on election night here.
*PARTNER MESSAGE* ✅ Voting is now open for Best of Brookhaven with categories including beauty, food & drink, home services, shopping, and more. Presented by Reporter Newspapers, Explore Brookhaven, and the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce.
4. Byrd’s Bicycle Messenger Company

🚴‍♂️ In 1892, Byrd’s Bicycle Messenger Company opened for business at 38½ Peters St. in downtown Atlanta.

Bike messengers delivered messages and packages for only a few cents all over the downtown business district, a crucial service in an age without efficient delivery trucks or widespread telephone usage. 

Read about what else the “bicycle boys” got up to on @southdwntwn’s
Instagram post.
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