Sunday, August 19, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

BSA Troop 477 to Host Open House events for Prospective Scouts

If you know a boy who enjoys outdoor adventures with friends and acquiring fun skills, Boy Scout Troop 477 is the place for him.  

Troop 477 is having two “open house” events for interested boys:

1. Climbing at Stone Summit on August 25, 6:00 to 10:00pm. Dinner provided and we’ll have the place to ourselves after 8:00pm. Cost is $25.

2. Braves game the evening of September 15. The Scouts of Troop 477 will lead the crowd in the pledge of allegiance from the field. General Admission Ticket is $10, plus food/drink.  

In addition, visitors are welcome every Tuesday from 7:30 to 8:45pm when the Troop meets at its Scout Hut (which is accessible from the Kingswood United Methodist Church parking area near the gym).

About Boy Scout Troop 477

Every Tuesday at 7:30pm, Troop 477 meets at Kingswood United Methodist Church Scout Hut located at 5015 Tilly Mill Road Dunwoody, Georgia 30338.

BSA's Boy Scouts program is available to every young man age 11 through 17 and enables them to develop moral character traits and leadership capability. Scouting helps encourages boys to be active outdoors as they develop into a well-rounded young men. Troop 477 encourages its scouts to have meaningful interactions by:
  • Offering positive, safe learning environment, where experienced Scouts lead younger scouts in teamwork and operate an organization with 20+ positions.
  • Camping opportunities with 25+ days of fun outdoor activities per year!
  • Serving our community with over 1,000 hours of service in the last 3 years.
  • Supportive adults apply over 250 years of combined Scouting experience.
  • Learning life skills for future success, we emphasize the National Youth Leadership Training program. Our youth are prepared to operate Troop 477.
  • Achieving the Eagle Scout rank, with 23 Scouts earning Eagle since 2015!
Are you ready for your son to have the adventure of a lifetime?

Please contact our Scoutmaster, Barry Deutsch at to be contacted personally and receive more information.

Dunwoody's Eric Letbetter needs a little help to push someone across the line at the Marine Corps Marathon @WalkingwithKP @Marine_Marathon #togetherwewheel
Where There's a Wheel, There's a Way

We all live extremely busy lives with the pressures of everyday life all around us, yet I see examples charity and love from people all around me who are willing to do more for those who have extreme struggles or are less fortunate.   Eric Letbetter is one of those people willing to do more and this is his story therefore I thought it and the Atlanta based Kyle Pease Foundation stories needed to be told.  

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Dunwoody Butterfly Festival is Today - a don't miss children's event!

25th Annual Butterfly Festival
Saturday, August 11th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Address: 5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody, Georgia 30338
The Dunwoody Nature Center's annual Butterfly Festival is Saturday, August 11th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This year’s festival will take place on the 22-acre campus of the Nature Center and will again feature three butterfly tents that will enable guests to have a longer, less crowded experience surrounded by hundreds of live butterflies in each tent. In addition to the three butterfly tents, guests will be entertained all day with games, crafts, animal encounters and discovery stations throughout the park. Guests can participate in a nature scavenger hunt and find hidden treasures within Dunwoody Park; get their faces painted like a butterfly; and enjoy live music, a birds of prey show, and other entertainment all day long. On-site concessions will ensure guests stay well-fed, and the festival’s signature “larval lemonade,” along with other ice cold treats, will keep everyone happy and cool during the day.
Tickets the day of the festival are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Capacity for the butterfly tents is limited and once all of the entry times for the tents are allotted, admission will be for the festival grounds only.
Off-site shuttle service will be regularly available throughout the day to bring guests to the park; and staggered, timed entry to the butterfly tent will keep lines moving. As always, this year’s festival will also feature a special sneak preview and early admission for members only beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Dunwoody City Council Agenda for Monday August 13th

Monday, August 13th
Dunwoody City Hall
4800 Ashford Dunwoody Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30338


Presentation of 2017 Presidential Volunteer Service Awards

Recognition of Dunwoody Police Department Officer and Employee of the 2nd Quarter

Presentation of YTD Financial Report as of 6-30-2018

SECOND READ: Text Amendment to Chapter 2: Planning Commission

Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement with Peachtree Corners for Dunwoody Club Sidewalk Construction

Funding Approval for Dunwoody Club Sidewalk Construction from Whitney Landing to Winters Chapel Road

Funding Approval for Stormwater Repairs at 1180 Wynterhall Lane,  1575 Womack Road, and 5015 Chestnut Forest Lane

Update on 2019 Budget Process & Pike Memo of July 23

Revised City Co-Sponsorship Rules and Guidelines

2018 Facility Improvement Partnership Program Awards

Friday, August 10, 2018

Dunwoody - Walk with a Doc in Brook Run Park - Saturday 9 am

The City of Dunwoody and program partner Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital are providing community members with a chance to take active steps toward better health through the new Walk with a Doc program.

The FREE Walk with a Doc event takes place on the SECOND SATURDAY of each month at Brook Run Park (4770 N. Peachtree Rd, Dunwoody) on the front field, opposite the playground from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Pre-registration is not required.

The program is focused on getting participants active in a Dunwoody park while conferring with a healthcare professional host who can provide support to walkers and answer questions during the walk. Healthy snacks, coffee and blood pressure checks are also a standard part of Dunwoody’s Walk with a Doc walking program.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Dunwoody residents requested to make an investment that will impact generations - please help if you are able.

I was at Dunwoody High School on Tuesday Night at 8 pm to pick up my 7th grader who had football practice with the Dunwoody Junior Wildcats and whom do I see working long after the Varsity team had gone home but Head Football Coach Mike Nash; there he was organizing a shed now being used by more sports teams than ever anticipated.  We chatted for awhile about football but the conversation quickly turned to school system and the dire needs of the Dunwoody High School Sports facilities due to overcrowding.

He explained that Dunwoody High is bursting from the seams with more and more students and though new trailers are being brought in and someday class rooms might be built, the sports fields and facilities are not expanding therefore all programs are suffering.   My friend and neighbor Carol Gaultney submitted a letter to The Crier this week that is worth reading and I fully agree that the goal of having a lit multi-use field at Dunwoody High School is now a necessity for the students to maximize field use therefore the ask is for all Dunwoody area residents to assist in funding this amenity if you are able.

Kristin & I made our donation and I hope you would join us.  Thanks.

August 5, 2018

I write this on Back-to-School eve for DeKalb County students.
Dunwoody High School needs the help of our community.  Last week I saw a Facebook post and was reminded again today in the PTSO email of the need to better DHS’ multi-use sports (track & field, football, girls & boys lacrosse, boys & girls soccer and marching band) field. If you haven’t seen the recent improvements behind the school, you should take a look. The track looks great and beautiful bleachers have been added. Through successful fundraising of hundreds of thousand dollars through DHS’ Game On campaign, these additions and more were paid for by Dunwoody families and very generous contributors. The improvements are exciting to say the least in a school system that doesn’t fund the improvement of sports fields.

The ultimate plan for the multi-use field calls for the installation of neighborhood friendly LED lights. With the addition of the lights, extra practice time can accommodate: DHS sports practice space without requiring teams to find other practice sites off campus; some home JV football, soccer and lacrosse games can be held at the typical early evening time and not called for darkness or moved to the very large and expensive North DeKalb Stadium. Dunwoody High School will become one of the few –if not only- public high school in DeKalb that has their very own lighted field!
An existing quote for the expense of lighting the field expires at the beginning of September. Currently funds have been raised for all but 25% of the lighting expense equaling $80,000. The timing is not great to ask for money, we all know that back-to-school means all sorts of surprise expenses for families, but I would like to call on the citizens of our great little city to help. If we all give a little, we can collectively raise a lot!

The lighting project potentially benefits every child in the city of Dunwoody. At some point in their life whether they attend Dunwoody High School or not, they could find themselves at an activity on the field. It could be as a DHS fan or athlete playing one of the sports mentioned before, a sports camp, rec team practice, marching band event, or as a fan /member of an opposing team. With lighting, possibilities are open to approved community events when the field is not in use.
According to Wikipedia there are 6000 family dwellings in Dunwoody. If even half of those families were to give a minimum of $30 to the lighting fund, the goal of $80,000 would be easily obtained. If you live in Dunwoody, you have a stake in the high school community; the more desirable our high school is the higher property values will climb!
  • If you are a Dunwoody HS family, please eek $30 out of your budget over the next month and give to this need.
  • If you have pre-school to middle age students that will attend DHS one day, please, invest in the future of the DHS by giving $30.
  • If your child attends private school, if you are an empty nester, or don’t have children please don’t pass on this opportunity to boost your local high school and make it shine…the small investment of $30 could help grow your neighborhood property values.
You can donate by visiting and search for ‘Dunwoody High Athletic Lighting’. Funds need to be raised by September 5, less than a month.
Thanks much for taking time to listen,
Carol Gaultney

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

What do you envision for the Dunwoody Village area? Please take the Dunwoody Village Overlay Survey to have your voice heard.

The City of Dunwoody is conducting a survey on the Dunwoody Village Overlay to get input on the future of this area. The survey can be taken anytime online through the end of the day Sunday, August 19th. Results of the survey will be presented at a community meeting taking place on Saturday, August 25th where participants may come and go any time between 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Vintage Pizzeria in the Shops of Dunwoody (5510 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338.) This input will be included in the presentation delivered at an upcoming City Council meeting.