Thursday, October 30, 2014

Last Dunwoody Food Truck Thursdays for the Season - Truck or Treat in Brook Run


DHA’s Dunwoody Food Truck Thursday lineup for October 30, our final night this season; features a frighteningly fun costume contest broken into 4 (four) categories: Children aged 0-5, Children aged 6-12, Best Family (Group), and Best Adult Costume.

Great giveaways will be handed out, and the night’s sponsor UFC Gym will award prizes. Children in costume (ages 1-12) can trick-or-treat from truck to truck and at each of the sponsor booths to collect sweet treats. A live DJ will be spinning Halloween theme music in the vendor/contest area.


This week’s Sponsor: UFC GYM http://www.ufcgym.com/perimeter/
Musical guest: AMTAG, a Simon & Garfunkel tribute band, will play up on the music field
Adult Drinks: Moondog Growlers http://www.moondoggrowlers.com/
Dinner Trucks:
Dessert Vendors:
DaddyO's Irish Ice Cream https://www.facebook.com/daddyospub

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Distracted driver in Dunwoody causes scare at Chesnut Elementary - new crosswalk lights will be moved to main crosswalk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTX_lwkXR70

Friday morning while sitting in an airport in Texas, I received information regarding this incident from a parent and I immediately reached out to Principal Veronica Williams to verify the condition of the child as well as to verify that the Dunwoody Police Department was involved.

After a detailed conversation regarding the incident and knowing that the child was safe, I notified the Dunwoody City Council, Public Works, Chief Grogan, Principal Williams, incoming DeKalb School Board Member Stan Jester and Chair of the Chesnut PTA via email that we have a real problem at Chesnut and that our collective efforts to date have been ineffective. 

After talking to numerous involved parties, it was decided that the new cross walk lights that were installed over the summer near the Southern driveway and car pool lane would soon be moved to the main cross walk directly in front of the school.   As per our Public Works Director, Mr. Michael Smith, this change will likely take place over the week of Thanksgiving break with a fall back deadline of the semester break in December.    Other items being explored are additional street lighting as well as possibly an additional school zone flashing light / sign South Bound on North Peachtree Rd near Peachford warning drivers that there is a second school in the "School Zone".  

To all the Dunwoody residents who are reading this, please be very diligent to drive safety and with extra caution when near any location where children are prevalent.  Let's set an example for those who may be passing through that we value the safety of our children.
DUNWOODY, Ga. - Dunwoody Police say they are cracking down to make sure everyone keeps their eyes on the road after a close call with a student.  The beginning and end of the school day at Chesnut Charter School is a busy time for crossing guards, but what happened last Friday morning was scary. 

“A car was approaching and failed to slow down so she had to get out and be more forceful with the sign and at that time the driver stopped within the crosswalk almost hitting a child,” said Tim Fecht with Dunwoody Police.   Witnesses say the driver may have been distracted texting. That driver kept going, but with the help of a tag number police are searching for the driver. Whoever it is faces several charges, including failure to yield to a crossing guard. 

Dunwoody Police have stepped up patrols. They say that particular area is dangerous and this is not the first brush with a car.  Parents are concerned after hearing about the latest close call with an alleged texting driver.  Police say the best thing to do is slow down and wait until you are parked to check your phone. It could save a life.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Discover the City of Dunwoody, GA - a great place to live. (Video Montage)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KrydjLCXL8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K1ZU6Fs1Fs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbKT0rhy32I

Finally my video montage highlighting our fair city would be incomplete if I didn't include this classic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us2C7fChb1c

 FYI, in case you are new to town or feel slighted by the video above - below is the back story.

" I thought it would be funny to make a hardcore [rap] song about how friendly Dunwoody is."

Monday, October 27, 2014

DeKalb County Fire Rescue produces a Halloween safety video - Captain Eric Jackson

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



Nava / Breffle Wrestling Club is a youth wrestling program held at Dunwoody High School for kids aged 6-14


The Nava/Breffle Wresling Club was started to honor the memories of Louis Nava and Doug Breffle. These young men were Dunwoody High School students who loved the sport of wrestling!

Parents and young wrestlers!

We are excited to officially announce the beginning of the Nava/Breffle 2014-2015 wrestling season! We have a good team of kids returning from last year, and a lot of new faces as well.

There are three upcoming events that you need to know about:

Parents Meeting, October 29th, 2014 at 6:30pm:

If you haven’t had your kid in a wrestling program before, are new to Nava-Breffle, or just want to meet the new coaches, we would love to have you over to Dunwoody High School to talk about the sport, the Nava/Breffle team. The location at the school is TBD, as there is a volleyball tournament going on, so we will post this on the website on Tuesday. See the directions page for more information. If you plan on attending, please reply back stating so (no need to decline). This is primarily for the parents (no kids activities), though if you need to bring them, they can probably find a way to entertain themselves with 60 feet of mats on the floor…

First Practice: Wednesday, November 5th, 6-7:30pm at Dunwoody High School:

Practice Schedule: Wednesday and Thursday at 6-7:30pm at Dunwoody High School:

We may be adding a Monday practice after the season starts for those who are wrestling in tournaments (or just want to come), but two practice days a week will be the typical schedule.

Scrimmages and Tournaments – We as a team will schedule a couple of scrimmages during the week, and will participate in a number of tournaments on the weekend (either Saturday or Sunday). These will be throughout the year, ending in February, and will be added to the team calendar when the season starts.

Register Here!

If you haven’t already registered, here is the link to do this, along with a PayPal link to pay club dues. If you still have questions, feel free to register and hold off on dues until the parents meeting, where we can hopefully address any questions you have.

We are truly excited about a new season, and looking forward to meeting you all!

Chad and John
Nava/Breffle Wrestling Club
Dunwoody, Georgia
http://www.navabrefflewrestling.com
email: navabrefflewrestlingclub@gmail.com

Dunwoody Girls Volleyball Final Four Whiteout!

The Dunwoody VolleyCats will take on Columbus High School

Wednesday 10/29 at 6:00pm at Dunwoody High School in the 5A State Volleyball Tournament semi-final match.


It's a WHITEOUT!   (Togas optional)...

There will be FREE Yogli Mogli Frozen Yogurt for students.

Chick-Fil-A sandwiches and hotdogs will be available for sale.

Let's Fill the Gym.

Popular Brook Run Off-Leash Dog Park in Dunwoody to be redesigned near current location.

After numerous meetings and public discussions, it appears that the Brook Run Dog Park will be moved further away from the residents of the Lakeview Oaks Subdivision reducing the amount of noise.  The new location will retain a large amount of shade but it will now include the sunny field adjacent to the parking lot and close to the road that runs through the park.  A small dog area is also to be included but that was not shown on the concept drawing.

This draft from September looks to be a good compromise and I am guessing something close to the proposed plan will be finalized very soon.   Comments?

http://jkheneghan.com/city/meetings/2014/Oct/Brook%20Run%20Dog%20Park%20Concept%209-14.pdf

Friday, October 24, 2014

Dunwoody Haunted Farm Tour - Saturday Oct 25th from 3 to 9 pm


The friendly ghosts are back this Halloween for the second annual Boy Scout Haunted Farm Tour, Sat. Oct. 25 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Donaldson-Bannister Farm (corner of Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd. and Vermack Rd.).
 
The family-oriented event will feature games, live music, food and fun aimed at kids elementary school age and younger. It is hosted by Boy Scout Troop 477 as a fund-raiser to help send boys to summer camp.

“Last year was scary fun, with more than 1000 people taking the tour,” said Barry Deutsch, assistant scoutmaster for Troop 477. “This year, we are expecting another big crowd so will have even more volunteers, more games and more fun.”

Back by popular demand is the haunted farm tour (scary but not too scary). This year, a team of Ghost Detectives will help you find giggles and surprises around every corner, as you tour the historic gardens and cemetery to find spooky personalities hovering around the property. The old Donaldson Bannister farmhouse, built in the 1870’s, has been empty for years, but has an interesting history and is even rumored to be inhabited by friendly spirits.

If a walk with the spirits isn’t enough, a large field will host more than 20 games and crafts, along with face painting and pumpkin decorating. There will also be a campfire for roasting the perfect s’more.

An expanded food court will feature everything needed to feed hungry ghouls, including burgers, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, pretzels, fresh baked cookies, decorated cup cakes, doughnuts, hot chocolate and cider.

Bring a can of food for a free game ticket and help the Boy Scouts feed the hungry.

Plenty of free parking is available at Independence Square with regular shuttle bus service. Additional parking is just down the street at the Vermack Swim Tennis center.

Boy Scout Troop 477 thanks its sponsors, including Smurti Corp. for supplying the food court, Evergreen Tree Services for firewood, Fresh Market for s’more kits and Northside Tool Rental for light towers.

Volunteers needed-Middle and High School students to help with games, tours, crafts. Service hours will be awarded. Contact HauntedTour@Troop477.com and send this form if possible.