Saturday, June 18, 2011

Dunwoody tidbits and other items that have crossed my desk.
I read most of my news on line and am excited to see some upgrades to the Dunwoody Crier webpage. It has rss feeds, twitter & Facebook sections along with much more, including an e-edition just for tablets like the I-Pad. It looks like a work in progress but I really look forward to the changes.

During a recent walk through Brook Run with the family, I stopped by Skate Park to check out the conversion from a pay facility to a use at your own risk - free facility. I talked to Mr. John Kurg the former Manager who took over the concession contract and moved his Woody's Halfpipe Skateboard Shop into the facility. Everything is going smoothly, but the biggest news is that he has a full snack bar in the facility available to anyone in the park. He has coffee in the morning for the parents at the playground, 40 types of bottled drinks for the joggers running by, 8 different ice cream bars for the kids on a hot summer day, as well as candy bars, pizza and hotdogs for you junk food junkies. Tuesday June 21st is "Go Skateboarding Day" with a contest for those who know what they are doing, as well as an excuse for me get back on my long board to try not to kill myself.

The Atlanta Business Chronicle reported that Dunwoody was the most expensive home market in Georgia with an average price of $379,866.  The data was pulled from a Coldwell Banker site and when you scroll down to the bottom of the second page of the list, there is a link for listings.  Upon clicking that, then removing the price limits, I see flaws in the information as there are houses are outside our city boundaries.

Public comment is actually one of my favorite segments of a City Council meeting as we have a few colorful regulars, surprises that no one expects and it allows everyone the opportunity to communicate freely and openly to your elected officials. My friends over at the DeKalb Officers Speak blog posted a doozie of a comment showing a citizen communicating freely and openly to the DeKalb Board of Commissioners.

The Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon officially shut its doors on Sunday after 15 years. The museum will return some items in its 31,000-piece collection to donors who want the items back and return other artifacts that were on long-term loan to the hall. Other items will be loaned to other museums to put on display before the hall's staff will begin taking inventory to put the items in storage in archives at three universities.

Kudos to Brian and Page Olson the owners of Cafe Intermezzo who will now be opening their fifth European coffee house in the Atlanta area, as well as Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int'l.

Tuesday must have been a slow news day because Peach Pundit pulled a Georgia Gang trick out of the bag and had a special DeKalb County Segment.

I hear Georgetown Kroger redevelopment is starting soon.

Save Our Skin 5K race in Dunwoody on Sat June 25th

Could this work here?  The City of Decatur has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to upgrade, operate and maintain the city’s existing municipal WiFi network. The network currently serves educational, residential, commercial, and municipal customers within the City of Decatur boundaries.

1 comment:

kai said...

Hello. I would very much like to get in touch with the author of the "THE OTHER DUNWOODY" blog.

I'm a former county commissioner in Frederick County, MD, and currently director of Envision Frederick County - website under construction, but you can go here:

Any help would be appreciated.

Kai Hagen