Saturday, February 4, 2012

While I was away - various items of Dunwoody interest.

Smart Choices Grocery Store Tour - This morning the Dunwoody Sustainability Commission will be holding a guided tour which will take participants through a local super-market with a nutritionist in order to provide education about smart food choices that can help to improve health and promote sustainability through the support of responsibly produced foods. The tour will take place in Fresh Market in Dunwoody Village on February 4 at 10am.

Emily G's Re-Launch Party Saturday Night at D'Vine Wine Bar ay 7:30 pm (You're Invited)

National Sidewalk Cuts are on D.C.'s agenda but the $460,00 Kingsley SRTS Grant is safe.

There was a special called city council meeting on Friday but for only executive session and I apologize for not announcing it as I was out of town concentrating on my day job last week. (I also missed the meeting and am not allowed to mention what may have been discussed.)

Mayor Davis to speak at the state of the city event scheduled for Feb 21

Stay in the loop on Dunwoody zoning rewrite project. Temporary webpage is up. Interactive website to be launched soon.

Dunwoody Community Garden Plots available at Brook Run.

The highly respected, DeKalb County School Watch Blog has been reborn and revitalized by a new group of DeKalb County Parents who are passionate about the education of our children.  Please bookmark this link. Thank you to Ms. Cerebration for all that you have done to improve our school system though the creation of the blog and the forum you provided. We are all indebted.

Huge rivalry basketball game Tuesday Night at Dunwoody High School when we take on Chamblee.  Girls usually start at 5:30 with the Boys at 7:00 and I am expecting a full house and a good game.

There is one less drug dealer in our community. Dunwoody Police Officers responded to an apartment at the Columns of Lakeridge on N. Shallowford Road in reference to a report of subjects selling drugs. Officers excuted a search warrant which resulted in a felony arrest for marijuana possession with intent to distribute. (Please follow Dunwoody PD on Facebook)

Teen Collision Avoidance Training available by the Dunwoody Police, sign up today for class on Feb 17 - 18.

February is Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month and a resolution will be offered by the City at a future meeting.

Issues with City Streets - please use See Click Fix.

City Council and Mayor Davis are looking for volunteers to serve on various City Committees.  Are you interested?  If so, please let us know and submit a brief bio.

DeKalb County School Board to reapportion the districts and reduce size from 9 to 7. AJC article.

Elaine Boyer to hold a town hall meeting on County Budget (Feb 7th - 7 pm at Montgomery)

Spruill Gallery Fundraising Exhibition and Sale on February 10 – March 10, 2012

We all know the effect the economy has caused for-profit businesses, so you can imagine how devastating it has been for non-profit businesses, particularly the arts. The Spruill Gallery in Dunwoody is a beloved and respected community arts gallery. Featuring works from respected local and regional artists, the gallery is housed in the former Spruill family farmhouse in Perimeter Center. Its “Everything Will Be Okay” mural sign that was part of a past exhibit has become a landmark icon and has served as a visual encourager through these trying economic times.

Ironically, the Spruill Gallery is no longer sure if everything will be okay. Facing challenges from the down economy, the Spruill Gallery is in desperate need of the community’s support. On Thursday, February 9, the Spruill Gallery will host a fundraising event to kick off its new show, “The Goods: Selections from the Artists’ Studio.” The event will feature two-dimensional art and small sculptures, all affordably priced at less than $300. This is the perfect opportunity to start your collection or add local art to it, while also supporting a community landmark. Please see below for details about this event. The Spruill Gallery has long supported community artists, and this is an opportunity for the community to support the Gallery.


Daughter of the Poet said...

Modern Declaration

I, having loved ever since I was a child a few things, never having wavered
In these affections; never through shyness in the houses of the rich or in the presence of clergymen having denied these loves;

Never when worked upon by cynics like chiropractors having grunted or clicked a vertebra to the discredit of these loves;

Never when anxious to land a job having diminished them by a conniving smile; or when befuddled by drink

Jeered at them through heartache or lazily fondled the fingers of their alert enemies; declare

That I shall love you always.
No matter what party is in power;
No matter what temporarily expedient combination of allied interest wins the war;

Shall love you always.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Colleen O'Casey said...

FYI, the program with Monteen McCord of Hawk Talk presenting her own owls – instructing about owl mating rituals, breeding, and nesting habits at Dunwoody Nature Center on Feb 11th, sounds interesting, but then I'm an owl freak.