Tuesday, February 20, 2018

City of Dunwoody electronics recycling event - Sunday Feb 25th at St. Lukes



Join the City of Dunwoody for the Electronics recycling event, part of the city Sustainability Initiative, taking place on Sunday, February 25th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Saint Luke's Presbyterian Church Dunwoody (1978 Mount Vernon Road, Dunwoody, Georgia 30338 -- Parking Lot).

Please fill out the registration form in the link above by Friday afternoon to reserve your spot at the event.

Dunwoody Community Bingo this Thursday Night - All Saints Catholic Church - free dinner included.

DINNER and BINGO on Thursday, February 22, Dunwoody, GA  30338

Location: All Saints, Social Hall 2443 Mt Vernon Road
Time: Starts at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 6:30
Price: $15 per player

Dinner menu: Complementary HOMEMADE Bolognese over pasta as well as desserts, snacks and soft drinks. A donation jar is available for those who can contribute.  Beer & wine are available for $2.00.

Over $1000 cash prizes, 90 chances to win! 50/50 Split the pot cash drawing (usually close to $200 each). The "giveaway" raffles,  3 gift cards:
  1. $25 certificate from The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill, Buckhead
  2. Two gift cards from Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Perimeter Mall area. Valued at $30
  3. Two gift cards from Carrabba’s, Italian Grill, Perimeter Mall area. Valued at $30
BINGO has grown and has produced larger crowds. Due to fire marshal limits, we can only serve the first 175 players so get here early! Join us for an evening of fun, experience the delicious food, all while helping us raise money for our charities.

Monday, February 19, 2018

State of the City of Dunwoody - Thursday Feb 22nd - 7 pm - Crown Plaza Ravinia


Press Blend Squeeze in Dunwoody Village offers healthy food, fast. #pressblendsqueeze

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYLymdhC9U0

I've heard good things regarding this place and when I was passing through at lunch time today I just had to give it a try.  After talking to Matt the owner & reviewing the menu, I decided to order a few of his specialties and then whipped out the camera to allow him to personally invite you to his establishment.  Both the Wheat Grass shot and the Turkey Wrap with Guacamole were very good.  In fact, the wheat grass shot almost makes me want to try giving up shots of espresso in exchange for something better for my body!  John

Press Blend Squeeze was started by husband and wife duo Matt and Nicole Scott to make healthy foods as convenient and accessible as fast food alternatives. The expansive menu includes fresh cold pressed juices, nutritious wraps, Acai bowls, healthy salads, detoxifying cleanses and more. Bowls come on a bed of Acai or Pitaya which Matt Scott called “super foods that are low in sugar and extremely high in antioxidants.” Juices, labeled “blends” on the menu, have no added sugars or purees and are made of only whole fruits and vegetables.

“We’re not solely a juice bar or a healthy restaurant, we’re that and more,” said Matt Scott. “We have dessert options, wellness shots, breakfast, snacks on-the-go, a kids menu and more so there really is something for everyone.”

Press Blend Squeeze opened about seven weeks ago at 5527 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, a location that offered a connection with other health conscious people. In the complex is a CrossFit, Pure Barre and yoga studio among other workout options.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Dunwoody's All Saints Annual Lenten Fish Fry serves up about 1,300 per night - Baked Salmon, Fried Shrimp and the Clam Chowder are my favorites!

The busiest restaurant in Dunwoody - 1,300 meals served in just 3 hours
 
Fish Frys are back for 2018 Lent! Skip the cooking and come enjoy a delicious seafood meal with your fellow parishioners and other Dunwoody residents.

My family attends All Saint's Catholic Church and I'm a member of the Knights of Columbus, a fraternal service organization dedicated to providing charitable services.  The Knights biggest fundraising event is our “WORLD FAMOUS” FISH FRY which starts tonight and continues for five consecutive Friday nights with the last serving occurring on Friday, March 23rd.

As a member of the Knights, I can tell you that the article in the AJC is correct; the Friday night fish fry is very busy but the service is incredible.  At one point last year we were serving a meal every 13 seconds and all of the funds were pushed back into community charity work.

Knights of Columbus
 All Saints Catholic Church - Gym
Lower Parking Lot
Friday's from 5 pm to 8 pm
2443 Mount Vernon Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

The 2018 Lenten Fish Fry's will kick off Friday, February 16th, 5-8pm in the Gym (lower level parking lot). All profits go to our many K of C charities. Meals are $8, or $9 for salmon. Senior discounts of $1 for 60+ from 5-6pm.

2018 Fish Frys 5PM to 8PM

Friday, Feb 16
Friday, Feb 23
Friday, March 2
Friday, March 9
Friday, March 16
Friday, March 23

Friday, Mar 30 – NO FISH FRY – Good Friday
Sunday, Apr. 1 – NO FISH FRY – Easter
We are up to serving more than 1300 dinners a night

City of Dunwoody Council Planning Retreat Document

http://jkheneghan.com/city/meetings/2018/Feb/2018_Retreat-Final_ppt.pdf

2017 year in review & 2018 goals by City Departments, various other discussion items.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

City of Dunwoody to hold planning meeting on Thursday Feb 15th

An eight hour meeting needs a better name than a "retreat".

A special thanks to Gerri Penn who has lead the Dunwoody North Civic Association for many years and is finally stepping down from the Presidency.  Her leadership and countless hours of dedication towards the DNCA has made this neighborhood a better place to live, for her many years on the Dunwoody Zoning Board of Appeals & the Dunwoody Homeowners Association she has made Dunwoody a better place to live, I will always be thankful. 

Below is a photo of Gerri and Chief Billy Grogan speaking to the Dunwoody North Civic Association.

Thanks Chief for addressing the community, it was greatly appreciated.

Dunwoody Youth Council reports on High School Parking situation.

Dunwoody Youth City Council with their teacher advisor - Mr. Mike Berry

Dunwoody High School currently has a major deficit of parking spaces. This has been an ongoing issue resulting in many students parking in the neighborhoods. Many residents have complained about the students parking. Last year, the school added 80 as signed parking spots at St. Luke’s. However, with a growing student population, the parking still is not enough. On Monday Night, the Dunwoody Youth Council explained the current situation, projected numbers, plans, and several solutions.

http://jkheneghan.com/city/meetings/2018/Feb/02122018_DunwoodyYouthCouncil_DHS_Parking.pdf