Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Never pass a children's lemonade stand and other miscellaneous items that have crossed my desk.

Saturday from 11 - 2 pm
  • My kids love my never pass a children's lemonade stand rule because they know it's guaranteed liquid refreshment and if their lucky it also provides a cookie, but on top of everything it is also a life lesson for both my kids as well as the proprietor of the lemonade stand.

    Four Dunwoody families are proud to be hosting the second annual Alex's Lemonade Stand this coming Saturday, June 4 from 11-2pm to raise funds for childhood cancer. The stand will be at 5218 Forest Springs Drive off Mt Vernon Road (Dunwoody Club Forest subdivision). The kids will be selling fresh squeezed lemonade and baked goods. Any donation amount is welcome......all to benefit this great organization.

  • Blogs come and blogs go.  Ms. Sustainable Pattie Baker has shuttered her Sustainable Pattie blog to focus on her upcoming best seller, Food for my Daughters

  • Dunwoody Mom over at the Dunwoody School Daze blog did a nice breakout of the Dunwoody numbers in the DeKalb County School System 2020 Vision, 10 Year Master Facilities Plan and SPLOST IV Projects, the DeKalb County School Watch blog elaborated and Rick Callihan on the Dunwoody Talk blog then put his spin on what the numbers mean to him.

  • If I had the option to change the setup of the Dunwoody City Council, I wouldn't.  Every Dunwoody resident elects four of the seven seats (Mayor and three at large seats) with the other three elected locally but hopefully always governing for the greater good of the city as a whole.  This November is a big election and it allows sweeping change by clearing house of all four at large candidates, changing individual members or reelecting those who have proven themselves worthy.

  • At the last City Council meeting Mayor Wright mentioned this article regarding municipalities breaking out individual service contracts to various companies for contracted city services.  This model has served the City of Dunwoody well, but if memory serves me correctly the sole service bidder for Dunwoody backed out because there were other options being publicized and publicly reviewed.   Kudos again to Dan Weber & Don Boyken.

  • The City of Sandy Springs has 20 job openings mostly related to city planning, building inspection, code enforcement, public relations, arborist, and administrative assistant. Another link which may work better.
  • This Saturday from Noon to 5 is the PDK Good Neighbor airshow, free admission with $5 parking.

1 comment:

Kcaj said...

One more event for the weekend:

The 2011 Dunwoody Soap Box Derby at the old Revlon distribution center (aka, First Baptist Church of Atlanta - 4400 North Peachtree Road and I-285)