Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Lemonade Days Festival starts today in Dunwoody's Brook Run Park

Lemonade Days will run from Wednesday, April 18th through Sunday, April 22nd

Featuring more than 30 full-scale carnival rides (wristbands for unlimited rides are available [$20 on Wednesday; $25 Thursday-Sunday]), more than 20 fabulous food and beverage vendors, a 5K Run, three days of center stage performances and the popular Dunwoody Idol contest, Lemonade Days is a Dunwoody Signature Event that has become a highlight of the city’s calendar and its most popular family event of the year. Full schedule of events here.

Lemonade Days is held at Brook Run, located at 4770 North Peachtree Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338.

(One of the secrets of Lemonade Days is that if you want the best value for rides per hour with limited crowds, attending on Wednesday & Thursday is your best bet as the weekend can get very crowded and the lines for the rides get a little longer.)

Friday, April 13, 2018

Dunwoody High hosts Georgia High School Girls State Gymnastics Meet - Saturday April 14th - 10 a.m. @OfficialGHSA

State gymnastics  meet comes to Dunwoody
Dunwoody High School Gym 
5035 Vermack Rd, Dunwoody
Saturday - April 14
10:00 am start - $7.00 at the door.

I have three teenage boys and know absolutely nothing about girls gymnastics except that Perimeter Gymnastics at the MJCCA in Dunwoody is a great local program and that my friend and former President of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association, Ms. Stacey Harris runs the show over there.

Anyway, I ran across the fact that Dunwoody High School will be hosting the preliminary Georgia High School Girls Gymnastics State Meet on Saturday morning and that if I had a little girl interested in the sport that it might be quality low cost entertainment for the morning; so I figured I would share. 

Doors open at 10 am and the top 16 schools in the state will be participating.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Irish Tenor Emmet Cahill to Perform Concert Benefiting Dunwoody Youth - Sunday, April 29th 7 pm at Dunwoody United Methodist Church

On Sunday, April 29, at 7:00 p.m. Dunwoody United Methodist Church welcomes Irish tenor, Emmet Cahill.  An award-winning Irish tenor and a principal vocalist with the renowned Irish music show Celtic Thunder, Cahill’s concert benefits The Summit CounselingCenter at Dunwoody UMC.

Proceeds are designated to serve youth in the Dunwoody community. According the National Institute of Mental Health, 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 have or will have a serious mental illness. Additionally, 50% of all lifetime cases begin by age 14, but on average there’s a delay of 8-10 years between the onset of symptoms and appropriate intervention. The goal of the Emmet Cahill concert is to enhance mental health care resources for youth in the Dunwoody community and provide early intervention.

Cahill is promoting his album “Emmet Cahill’s Ireland” which went to number one on the Amazon, iTunes and Billboard World Music chart. Cahill offers his interpretation of the best of the traditional Irish repertoire, including “Danny Boy”, “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling”, “An Irish Lullaby”, “My Cavan Girl” and “The Parting Glass.”  The Dunwoody UMC Chancel Choir, directed by Rev. Sonny Walden, and the Dunwoody UMC Youth Choir, led by Mark Lamback, will join Cahill for multiple songs.

General admission tickets are $30 and may be purchased online at or at the door. A limited number of Meet & Greet tickets, which include a pre-concert meeting with Emmet plus the concert, are available for $45.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Dunwoody City Council Agenda for Monday April 9th

Monday, April 9th
Dunwoody City Hall
4800 Ashford Dunwoody Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Administration of Oath of Office for Officer Johnny Pace.

Presentation of Citizen Appreciation for Act of Heroism: Mr. Preston Brown.

SECOND READ: Ordinance to Amend Chapter 4 - Wine Brokers.

SECOND READ: Ordinance to Amend Chapter 4 - Brewpubs.

Resolution Updating the Alcohol License Fee Schedule.

SECOND READ: Ordinance to Adopt City Budgetary Policies.

Approval of Contract Amendment with Inframark - additional Accountant.

Contract Award for Brook Run Park Improvements - RFP Construction Manager-at-Risk (CMAR) Services to provide pre-construction, design support, and construction services for the next phase of park additions at Brook Run Park

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Commemmoration of Dunwoody Tornado: 20 years ago - Sunday April 8th 2pm at Kingsley Racquet and Swim

A 20th anniversary commemoration of the tornado that devastated Dunwoody on April 9, 1998, is planned Sunday and Monday, April 8 and 9. Coordinated by the Dunwoody Preservation, the City of Dunwoody and the Dunwoody Crier, events are free and open to the public.

A community gathering will be held Sunday, April 8 at 2 p.m. at the Kingsley Racquet and Swim Clubhouse. A panel of guests to include former DeKalb CEO Liane Levetan, former members of DeKalb’s public works department Tom Brown and Tom Black, Dunwoody Mayor Denis Shortal will discuss the scope and rebuildig process that displaced 1500 Dunwoody families and destroyed 750 acres of land.

A slide show and a display of photos and archives will be on exhibit before and after the presentations.

On Monday, April 9, the community is invited to a tree-planting to be held at the Donaldson-Bannister historic property in commemoration of the the Replant the Dunwoody Forest initiative that brought 20,000 new trees back into the community following the tornado. The tree planting and plaque presentation will begin at 10 a.m.

The exhibit and slide show will also be on display during Lemonade Days — also an off-shot of the Dunwoody tornado — scheduled April 18 – 22 at Brook Run Park.

The Kingsley Racquet and Swim Club is located at 2325 N. Peachtree Way. The historic Donaldson Bannister House and Gardens is located at 4831 Chamblee Dunwoody Road.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Help the Dunwoody High Robotics Team attend World Championships in Houston by ordering BBQ

Spiced Right Smokehouse BBQ serves amazing food and is located at 635 Atlanta Street in Roswell. Find out all about it here: It is owned by Dunwoody resident Rob Holloway. Rob is graciously supporting WildCat 5e for the second year in a row.

We are pre-selling Spiced Right dinners and will deliver them directly to your home on Thursday, April 12.

A Family Pack costs $33. It feeds up to a family of 4 and includes:
• 1.5 lbs pulled pork
• 1 pint baked beans
• 1 pint coleslaw
• 4 buns
• BBQ sauce

Orders must be received and paid for by Monday, April 9, 2018. Payment can be made by cash, check, Venmo, or PayPal.

Let us know what questions you have or what additional information you need below. You can also email

We appreciate your support of WildCat 5e. You can learn more about us at

Dunwoody High School Council to discuss new "learning cottages" arriving for next year - Thursday 5:30 in Media Center

DHS currently has 1958 students and next year projected to have 2042 which does not include private school students who will be moving over to DHS.  Principal Cole is currently working on budget items and will be getting 4 ‐ 5 new teachers for next year.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Dunwoody City Council Agenda for Monday March 26th

Monday, March 26th
Dunwoody City Hall
4800 Ashford Dunwoody Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Update From DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester.

Administration of Oath of Office to Officers Nathan Daley, Theresa Hernandez, and Slade Mehas.

FIRST READ: Ordinance to amend Chapter 4 - Wine Brokers.

FIRST READ: Ordinance to Amend Chapter 4 - Brewpubs

Resolution in Opposition to HB 876.

FIRST READ: Ordinance to Adopt City Budgetary Policies.

Resolution to Amend the 2017 Operating and Capital Budgets.

Resolution to Amend the 2018 Operating and Capital Budgets.

SECOND READ: RZ17-01: David C. Kirk of Troutman Sanders LLP, attorney for the owner, on behalf of Grubb Properties, owner of a portion of 41, 47, 53 Perimeter Center East, Dunwoody, GA 30346, seeks to rezone the property currently zoned O-I (Office-Institution) District to a PC-2 (Perimeter Center) District also seeks a special land use permit to: A) Section 27-104(f)(2) to permit a Development of Regional Impact; B) Section 27-104-6 to allow multi-unit residential, rental; and C) Section 27-105b to modify the build-to-zone of a general building.

  • Scaled back in phases - now requesting pase 1 with 198 units in a high-rise building that will start as apartments and all will then be converted to condos within 5 years with 600K in possible penalties to education (I prefer the Dunwoody Community Association (Wildcat Fund) vs giving case to the DeKalb County School System), if units are not converted.  There is also a 30 day deferral to clarify latest proposal.

SECOND READ: RZ 18-01: David C. Kirk of Troutman Sanders LLP, attorney for the owner, on behalf of Deneb Holdings LLC, owner of 4685 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA, 30338 (Delido Apartments), seeks to rezone the property from its current RM-100 (Multi-dwelling Residential-100) District zoning classification to a RM-75 (Multi-dwelling Residential-75) District.

SECOND READ: Review and Consideration of Text Amendments Regarding Fences and Walls

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Riley Heneghan - Eagle Court of Honor - Tuesday 7:30 pm at Kingswood United Methodist Church, Dunwoody

Tuesday night my oldest son Riley will officially be recognized by Boy Scout Troop 477 out of Kingswood United Methodist Church for reaching the level of Eagle Scout. If you have never observed an Eagle Court of Honor, the ceremony is open to the community at starts at 7:30 pm.  Light refreshments to follow.

I couldn't be prouder of my son, besides obtaining the rank of Eagle and being a leader within his troop, he also played football for St. Pius X High School where he served as a Captain and he is very active in the All Saints Catholic Church Youth Ministry Program.  His "Eagle Scout Project" was also special to me personally because he refreshed the Environmental Classroom in Brook Run Park (near the garden) dedicated to my friend Bobbi Sedam by installing additional benches for adult / teacher seating, waterproofing the existing structures and re-mulching the area.

Riley's experience with Boy Scouts at Troop 477 was amazing and I would recommend the Troop to anyone interested in Boy Scouts.  A special thanks go out to the many leaders of the troop, especially Scoutmasters Bob Melton & Barry Deutsch for their care, guidance and leadership over the many young men in the troop.  Dunwoody is a better community because of the many scouting programs that thrive in our city.  Thank you to all the leaders everywhere.