Thursday, September 3, 2009

Miscellaneous Items of Interest

I have little time to devote to the blog tonight so let me just give you some links to stories I thought were interesting.

First, kudos to Officer Delima for your service to the community as documented in the DPD Twitter post above.

The Dunwoody PD put out the second "On the Beat Newsletter"

Dunwoody planing commission agenda for next Tuesday is discussing city public notice on zoning matters.

The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners has withdrawn Legal Action (see item I2) against the Incorporation of the City of Dunwoody which challenges the incorporation of the Perimeter Community Improvement District into Dunwoody without a county-wide referendum.

Dr. Crawford Lewis of the DeKalb County School System spoke in Dunwoody this morning and here is a recap of what he said from the DeKalb County School Watch blog and Bob Fiscella also mentions the subject in his Springfield in Dunwoody blog.

The Dunwoody Neighbor did a story on the City Council's last meeting, highlighting Councilman Wittenstein's idea about retaining part of the city hotel-motel tax proceeds to use it to develop a brand for the city government.

As of Wednesday evening, the City of Dunwoody has no contested races for the November election with qualification ending on Friday.

Below is a 4 minute Thai Pantene television commercial about a deaf and mute girl who learns to play the violin against all odds that I enjoyed and thought you may as well.


Pattie Baker said...

I love that video, John. Have you heard that the 230 children who signed up for the Dunwoody Elementary School orchestra may end up with no orchestra? No funds. And currently no approved plan to raise funds.

Pattie Baker said...

Wait, let me amend that. They have each paid $50 but there are other issues.

Dunwoody Mom said...

Maybe Kittredge can "lend" one of their 2 band teachers to the students of Dunwoody Elementary.

Pattie Baker said...

This is a developing story. I don't know the details. Please stay tuned.

Bob Fiscella said...

I know that my son, who is a 4th grader at Dunwoody Elementary, took a check for $50 to school, and I have rented a violin for at least the next two months!

Dunwoody Mom said...

There is both a band and orchestra teacher listed on the DES site. Good news?

themommy said...

KMS has a band teacher that they have not earned. If Patti's information is correct, then the system should shift that teacher to DES.

Pattie Baker said...

I'm guessing more info won't be available until after the holiday weekend.