Friday, October 31, 2014

Early voting at Chamblee Civic Center ends today at 7 pm.

Chamblee Civic Center
3540 Broad Street
Chamblee, GA 30341

Help us Clean, Fix, Shine-up Dunwoody on Saturday November 1st at 8 am at Brook Run Park

Join us for Dunwoody’s annual volunteer day at Brook Run Park on Saturday, November 1. We will be planting trees in the park as well as taking care of some general park maintenance.

Volunteers can meet at Brook Run Park front of the children’s playground at 8 a.m., 4770 North Peachtree Rd.

If you have extra gloves or tools such as rakes, clippers or shovels, these are appreciated. We recommend bringing your own water and snacks (if needed). A little action goes a long way; come be part of it!

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
Musical guest: AMTAG, a Simon & Garfunkel tribute band, will play up on the music field
Adult Drinks: Moondog Growlers
Dinner Trucks:
Dessert Vendors:
DaddyO's Irish Ice Cream

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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

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)

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

 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

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

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?

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 and send this form if possible.

Dad's Checklist Challenge at Brook Run Park on Saturday Oct 25 available from 10 am to 6 pm

Last year I participated in the Dads' Bucket List - Checklist Challenge event in Canton, GA and was so impressed with the event that I was able to convince the organizers (most of whom are Dunwoody Dads) that Brook Run Park would be a better venue to repeat the event.   
The challenge will take about two hours to complete and the hours of operation are from 10 am until 6 pm therefore after other family scheduled activities, there is still a little time to play at the park with your kids, doing something that I bet you haven't done before.
Please join me and my family, you will not be disappointed!  Volunteers, Sponsors and participants are needed.  

Below is a short video of Dunwoody resident Matt Boettcher explaining to the Dunwoody City Council what this event is all about.

Zach Holcomb and his son Alex participate in a challenge.

Dunwoody Reporter

Nothing says quality time quite like competition.

The second Checklist Challenge hosted by Dad’s Bucket List takes place Oct. 25 as an obstacle course meets “The Amazing Race” in Dunwoody’s Brook Run Park.

Councilman John Heneghan took part in the first Checklist Challenge on March 1 and he encouraged Matt Boettcher, founder of Dad’s Bucket List, to host a second Checklist Challenge in Dunwoody.

“He put the bug in our ear to have the second one in Brook Run Park,” Boettcher said.

Other dads encouraged the members of Dad’s Bucket List, a Dunwoody-based group of fathers who take part in outings with their children, to repeat the challenge event. A few days after the first Checklist Challenge, Boettcher said he received a couple of unsolicited text messages from people who wanted to share what obstacles their kids like the most. “That somebody was interested enough to share feedback, encouraged us in continuing,” Boettcher said.

Boettcher said he ran into a dad about six weeks after the first Checklist Challenge who loved the event and said it wasn’t the kind of thing he usually would have done with his kids. The dad told Boettcher he usually sticks to the “old standbys” of movies and passive events, but the opportunity to be active with his child impressed him.

“Testimonials like that gave us the energy to build,” Boettcher said.

Boettcher said the Checklist Challenge has the potential to become an annual event in Dunwoody, and possibly take place in other cities too.

“We have other ideas on what Dad’s Bucket List can be doing,” he said. “One of the things we’ve always been interested in is unique experiences.”

This time, the Checklist Challenge will be more of a race, where dad-and-child teams can compare times against other teams.

The first Checklist Challenge was about obstacles, Boettcher said, and if you did the obstacles, you got a chip. Those accumulated chips were checked off on the leader board.

“Now we’re doing challenges as well as obstacles, so dads and kids will team up to win challenges against other teams,” Boettcher said, noting it will be more like “The Amazing Race.”

Brook Run Park will have about 15 obstacles, and dads can arrive with their child or children any time between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Participating costs $15 plus a $1.82 fee per participant through Oct. 15, then $25 plus the $2.37 fee after that.

Teams will receive a time stamp when they check in, and while there isn’t a time limit, participants can expect to spend about two hours challenging themselves.

Each station takes about five to 10 minutes, Boettcher said, adding that some obstacles are mind puzzles and some require strength. A minimum of 15 obstacle stations will be available, but teams don’t have to stop at every station.

“This is an opportunity to get out there and see what you and your kids can accomplish as a team,” Boettcher said.

The Oct. 25 Checklist Challenge takes place between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Participants should plan to spend about two hours in the park, Boettcher said. “Disconnect from the normal activity stuff, disconnect from your work life and do something unique and fun with your kids,” Boettcher said.

The crafting of the experience is the best part for Boettcher and his two sons, ages 8 and 6.

“My kids are chief product testers,” Boettcher said. During the first challenge, “we didn’t get a chance to participate, but I hope to rectify this on this time around.”

The group of dads keeping Dad’s Bucket List going, Beottcher said, wants to create activities to break out of the routine and create lasting memories with their kids.

“It’s not a club with members, but 20 to 30 dads have taken part in multiple outings with us, and that continues to grow,” Boettcher said.

He said the events like Checklist Challenge are designed by dads, for dads and their kids.

“Everything is built by us, so it has that look of ‘something my dad did with his hands,’” Boettcher said, noting the obstacles are thoughtfully put together and tested. “We figured out a fun way to put together an event, and it’s not corporate. No bounce houses.”

Sign up at:

Blame these Dunwoody kids for all the noise on Friday - they asked for the sirens.

Back on November 12, 2013 the Chesnut Elementary Lego Robotics League gave a great team presentation at a packed Dunwoody City Council meeting exalting the benefits of city wide emergency sirens. Soon after, the City Council voted to put emergency sirens in our two largest parks and this morning the sirens will be tested between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

If you hear the sirens this morning, please think of these kids, as I certainly did when we decided to put these safety devices into place.    I couldn't have been prouder of them. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dunwoody City Council agenda for Monday Oct 27, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014
Dunwoody City Hall

41 Perimeter Center East
Dunwoody, GA 30346

6 pm Agenda

Discussion of Proposed CVBD Fiscal Year 2015 Budget.

Discussion of Six Month Review for City Code Chapters 16, Land Development, and Chapter27, Zoning
This week I received this letter asking for a community living arrangement  from a resident and requested staffs review as well as a possible amendment to what is being proposed if appropriate.  Another resident presented a legal challenge to the possible change to section 16-190 Appeals whereby an appeal of the Community Development Director's decision could possibly go to the Zoning Board of Appeals instead of the City Council for the Appellate review and I forwarded that issue to our City Attorney for his legal review & opinion. Based on the various communications I received on this issue I am guessing this will be one of the highlights of Monday's meeting.  No matter what the City Council suggests when it is finally voted upon, the issue will be up for discussion with the various city boards (full cycle) weighing in before it being returned in 90 days for a final decision by the City Council.  Though I have spoken on this previously, I will hold further comments until Monday.

Discussion of Contract Amendment with Optech for Parks and Right of Way Maintenance.

Discussion of Contract Award for ITB 14-09 Dunwoody Nature Center Front Entrance Renovation.

7 pm Agenda

Presentation of Citizen Commendation to Brandon Adkins.

Introduction of Municipal Court Clerk, Christie Tabor.

Recognition of Kimberly Greer for Attaining Project Management Professional Certification

Resolution Appointing Members of Sounding Board for Perimeter Center Zoning Project.

Adoption of Proposed 2015 City Council Meeting Schedule and 2015 Community DevelopmentMeeting Schedules.

Approval of Agreement with Georgia DOT for Year 3 of Perimeter Traffic Operations.

Approval of Agreement with ConnectSouth for State Legislative Support.

Resolution Adopting 2015 State Legislative Priorities.

SECOND READ: Ordinance to Amend and Discussion of Amendment of the Dunwoody Purchasing Policy.

SECOND READ: Discussion of Amendments to Chapter 16, Specifically Section 16-67 Related to Grading.

Resolution - Appointment of Member to Dunwoody Volunteer Coordinating Committee.

Resolution to Amend the 2014 Operating and Capital Budgets.

Adoption of Proposed CVBD 2015 Budget.

Resolution Adopting the 2015 Annual Operating and Capital Budgets.

Approval of Waiver Request for Public Improvements at Chic-Fil-A 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road.

Approval of the Second Amendment to the Development Agreement with JWC Loden.

Discussion of Comprehensive Plan 5 Year Update Contract Award.

Discussion of Underground and Aerial Easements Agreements for Atlanta Office Investment (KDC - State Farm)

Monday, October 20, 2014

The best trick-or-treating on the north side of Atlanta is in Dunwoody's, Briers North Subdivision.

Briers North Subdivision
4648 Tilly Mill Rd

Dunwoody, GA 30360

Please park at the Crossroads Church at Tilly Mill & Peeler (4805 Tilly Mill Road).

Once upon a time, a family in Briers North decided to add some larger-than-life decorations to their home for Halloween. A number of people stopped by to admire them and began trick-or-treating in our quiet neighborhood.

The next year, encouraged by the positive response, more families decorated their homes and wore costumes to give candy to trick-or-treaters. Even more visitors came by to trick-or-treat that Halloween. It became the holiday that so many of us adults remembered when we were growing up long ago.  And so the tradition grew until the number of visitors has grown into the thousands. Halloween at Briers North continues to attract visitors from inside and outside the city of Dunwoody.

The subdivision's households contribute to the celebration by decorating their yards, distributing candy, and by hiring the Dunwoody Police to direct traffic.

Some information for you if you are planning to join us:
  • Halloween is ALWAYS and ONLY celebrated on October 31st.  Rain or Shine!  For 2014, this will be on a Friday.
  • The passing out of candy begins at 6:00pm and stops at 9:00pm.  No one is admitted to the subdivision after 8:30pm.
  • We start closing the subdivision to automobile traffic at 5:45pm and we do not reopen until 9:30pm. There is NO parking inside Briers North subdivision. If you park outside, please do so legally. Depending on their evening activities, the North Peachtree Baptist Church (corner of Tilly Mill & Peeler) sometimes donates their parking lot for anyone wishing to park there, with proceeds being given to the Boy Scouts.
  • Trick-or-treating in Briers North on Halloween is AT YOUR OWN RISK. This is a public event on public streets and is NOT sponsored by any association or group. Briers North assumes no liability or responsibility for visitors.
  • NO pets are allowed during this time (they get scared and some of the children get scared!)
If you enjoyed Halloween in Briers North in the past, or plan to visit this year, please consider giving a small donation.  Donations help to make this a safe event for everyone and are gratefully received!

Fighting for Dawn 5K and 1K doggie dash at Brook Run on October 25th

Atlanta fun run  2014

Brook Run Park
4770 N Peachtree Rd.
Dunwoody , GA 30338

This race is to benefit Fighting for Dawn (FFD), a 501(c)3 rescue group in Atlanta. The 5k race will be restricted to people only but the 1k will welcome humans with (or without) their canine counterparts. Join us to meet some new people, cool dogs, great vendors and have a lot of fun!
Dog Friendly Event!
Well mannered dogs can participate with their owners in the 1K for an additional $5. All registered dogs will get a bandana!
Start/Finish - Next to the Pavilions (center of the park)
FFD's mission is to help the desolate, both in body and spirit. They will rescue the broken, mangy, senior, and neglected that are victims of poor circumstances. Their goal is to help animals who have never felt love, see just how wonderful life can be for them!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ryan Seacrest talks to his pal Principal Tom McFerrin regarding Dunwoody Homecoming

Hearts all over the country were warmed by the story of Dunwoody High School in Dunwoody, Georgia, crowning two special needs students as its Homecoming king and queen.  Gus Ashbury, who is autistic, and Hannah Keen, who has Down Syndrome, were both bestowed with the special honor on Friday night at Ryan’s alma mater, and the incredible story has been grabbing headlines from coast to coast because of its powerful message.

Dunwoody High School’s principal Tom McFerrin, who actually went to high school with Ryan at Dunwoody, called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Friday morning to give us some more details about the touching story and how it all came about.

“The week before when the Seniors were able to pick the student they wanted on the Homecoming court … on the ballot were two of our special needs students,” explains McFerrin. “Then the school voted and just that moment out on the field, if you saw the clip and I know you did … it was an unbelievable moment. For me, I’ll never forget that moment, but also to see the student body and their reaction on the field and just to see the reaction of Gus and Hannah is something you’ll never forget.”

Principal McFerrin stresses that the culture at Dunwoody High School is based on acceptance and anti-bullying … and crowning Gus and Hannah as King and Queen is the manifestation of those principles.

“What’s great about it is the whole acceptance,” he continues. “Those kids have gone to school with our special needs kids since kindergarten, a lot of them. If you could just see the interaction with those kids with our special needs students from middle school and elementary school all the way up to high school. So they’ve known these kids forever and there’s this sense of acceptance. They have a little coffee shop, which is where this story started because they run a coffee shop every Tuesday. The special needs students run a coffee shop for our regular ed students to come down and purchase a cinnamon roll or get a cup of coffee so they’re able to interact with them, and it’s great to see.”

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NBC Nightly News covers the Dunwoody royalty of Hannah Keen & Gus Ashbury
NBC Nightly News

Hannah Keen's silver tiara glinted under the field's floodlights. She clutched a bouquet of red roses, smiling ear-to-ear, and looked out at her classmates. Nearly everyone had tears in their eyes. For that night, she was their Queen, and it seemed like the whole school had been pulling for her and the Homecoming King, Gus Ashbury. This was their big debut.

Hannah and Gus are both special needs students, but their coronation was no mean-spirited prank — it was a symbol of pride for the students at Dunwoody High School, near Atlanta. "That's what we're all about here," Principal Tom McFerrin said. "Be good people and do good things in this world."

Homecoming last Friday was a night both students likely won't forget. Haley Pierce, a senior at Dunwoody who has known Hannah since kindergarten, remembered the mood. "We're all sitting there, like, 'Hannah and Gus, oh my gosh! They have to win!' We were all on the field and we all had tears in our eyes, like, 'Oh my gosh!'"

Days later, back in their classroom, Hannah and Gus were still glowing. They were royalty.

DeKalb Solicitor-General Sherry Boston’s 4th Annual Resource Fair and Symposium on Domestic Violence - Thursday, October 23rd

DeKalb Solicitor-General Sherry Boston’s
4th Annual Resource Fair and Symposium on Domestic Violence
Thursday, October 23rd
8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Manuel Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur

Open to the Public with Free Breakfast Served
Please bring used cell phones to donate through Verizon Wireless HopeLine to help survivors of domestic violence.

RSVP by October 20th to (404) 371-2234 or
The symposium is co-sponsored by Verizon Wireless.

Code Red Emergency Alerts called many Dunwoody homes last night as limited emergency sirens will be tested soon.

If you want early warnings to your cell phone or land line in case of dangerous weather in can sign up for Code Red warnings. I have heard from many people that this warned them early Tuesday morning and allowed them to get their families to safe parts of their home.   Please register today !!
Here is the link: Code Red Alerts - Dunwoody

There was also some confusion regarding the two new weather warning sirens at Brook Run Park and Dunwoody Park that some thought they heard, but actually the sirens heard were set off by the City of Sandy Springs (near the Country Club?) and not Dunwoody.    The two new Dunwoody sirens are still waiting on an internet connection installation and hopefully they will be tested later this week.

The Dunwoody City Council was split on installing weather sirens (I was in favor) therefore the two being installed this week in our major parks are a compromise / test and if deemed successful to see if the residents want more to be installed.

All Saints Fall Festival offers food trucks & live music in Dunwoody on Friday & Saturday evening - inflatables and much more during the day.

All Saints Catholic Church
2443 Mount Vernon Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Food Trucks Coming to All Saints!  Friday night kicks off 5:00-8:00pm with food trucks and live music in the lower parking lot.  Bring the family, bring your friends and neighbors, the more the merrier!  There will be inflatables for the kids, too!

Saturday we start with a fun run, followed by a day of fun for the whole family featuring an Artists Market, games, cupcake walk, football on the big screen, inflatables, food.  That evening, 6:30-9:00 there will be live entertainment on stage and food and beverages to enjoy while listening and partying with friends.  Don’t miss out on the fun.  Save the dates!!!

To volunteer to help or for more information contact Mary Trantow, 404-277-1207

Fun Run, all proceeds benefit the The Preschool at All Saints inflatables, games, live music, football on the big screen, and more. Bring your family, friends and neighbors. 

2nd Annual Fun Run
Kicks Off Saturday Fall Festival Events
8:30 am Registration & 9:00 am Start

The Fun Run is open to all boys and girls, ages 3 to 12 and parents and everyone can run all three events. Any age can participate in the events but only ages listed can place:  100 Yard dash (ages 3-5); 1/2 Mile (ages 6-8); 1 Mile (ages 9-12).  If you do not want to run but want to help out we need volunteers to help. 

Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce talks to High Velocity Radio


Atlanta Business Radio - High Velocity Radio

Stephanie Snodgrass / Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce 
Stephanie Snodgrass is the newly named President and CEO of the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce and has been in the position since September 22, 2014. Her immediate objectives are to provide a great return on investment for all Chamber members and to develop a plan of work that will strengthen those returns. Prior to moving to Dunwoody she was President of the Walker County Chamber of Commerce and Regional Visitors Information Center for over five years. During this time she promoted active participation and collaboration through a variety of initiatives to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Walker County and the surrounding region. In November of 2012, she led the Walker County Chamber in obtaining the Georgia Certified Chamber of Commerce status.

Marcy Bass / Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta Linkedin Twitter Facebook
Originally from New York, Marcy Bass moved to Atlanta after graduating from law school and was in-house counsel with BellSouth Corporation for more than 20 years. Following her retirement from BellSouth, she became more  involved in volunteer work with various Jewish and Atlanta nonprofit organizations. Marcy is married to Scott  Fisher, an attorney, and has two grown sons, both of whom live in Atlanta.

Judy Schulman / Mid-South Financial Group 
Judy Schulman, an experienced long-term care specialist, is recognized for her practical approach in the planning for the risk of long-term care. By providing current, factual and objective information, she has helped over 1300 people look forward to retirement without the worry that the cost of extended care will jeopardize their financial security.

Adrienne Duncan / SDOC Publishing Internet Soutions Linkedin Twitter Facebook
Adrienne Duncan, a 15-year veteran of website design and development, is the owner of SDOC Publishing Internet Solutions in Dunwoody. SDOC Publishing was one of the founding sponsors of the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce in 2008. SDOC Publishing has provided complete web design, development and hosting solutions to the Chamber ever since through all of its changes and growth during its first six years.  Adrienne also wrote of her experience on the radio on her blog. 

VillageFest 2014 features eight bands from the Dunwoody area - Saturday Oct 18 from 4 to 8

Saturday, October 18 from 4:00pm – 8:00 pm
Village Burger - 1426 Dunwoody Village Pkwy, Dunwoody, Georgia

Do you like music?  Do you like hamburgers?  Do you like October weather?  Do you like rhetorical questions?  Then join us Saturday, October 18 from 4:00pm – 8:00 pm and get your fill of all of these things.  Come and hear some of Dunwoody’s best young musicians perform live at the Village Burger!  This year’s lineup includes:

Maggie and Ruby
Taba Rana
New Era
Missing Cat
No Komment

This show is brought to you by the Village Burger and Dunwoody Music Net in conjunction with The Atlanta Jewish Music Festival.  Last year’s show was a real gas, so bring your lawn chair, tailgate, or pilates ball and enjoy the best time of year to live in the south with some great local music!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Run Dunwoody 5K - Sunday Oct 19th is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier for 2015.

Certified as a Peachtree Road Race qualifier 2015, the 5K begins and ends in the Perimeter Mall. The course is designed for runners—a fast and challenging course with spectacular views of the premier central perimeter location. Fast times in a fabulous setting await the runner. The 1M Fun Run and Tot Trot (ages 2-5) offer family fun for all.

Big Peach Running is offering a 15% discount off purchases made by those who take advantage of the convenience of Pre-registered Runner Packet Pick-up at Big Peach Brookhaven on Friday October 17 or Saturday October 18.

What: 5K Peachtree Road Race qualifier – 1 Mile Fun Run – Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Tot Trot (ages 2-5)
When: Sunday, October 19, 2014
5K – 8:00 AM
1 Mile Fun Run – 9:00 AM
Tot Trot – 9:15 AM
Where: 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30346
Cost: 5K – $25 until October 9; $30 October 10-18; $35 Race Day
1M – $15 until October 9; $20 October 10-Race Day
Phantom Runner – $30 minimum donation
  1. Online at
  2. By mail using our registration form (requires Adobe Reader).
  3. At Logo stores beginning September 1, 2014. See website for schedule.
  4. On Race day.  Registration begins at 7:00 AM.
Phantom Runner: Help change lives by supporting our service focus: Education Public Health and Public Safety. For a donation (minimum $30), you may register as a Phantom Runner and we'll send you an official Dri-Fit (Technical) shirt if registered by October 9 and a cotton shirt if registered October 10-18.
Awards and More…Music…Door Prizes…Tastes of Dunwoody…Health Screenings…Fire and Police Exhibits…Fun for All!

Race Day celebration and Awards Ceremony will be held at the finish line. 5K awards for top M/F Overall, Masters, Grandmasters and Walking Division. 5K runner awards to top 3 place awards in 16 age groups from 10 years and under to 80+. Award ribbons and "very cool" shoelaces (compliments of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta) will be presented to all Tot Trot and 1M Fun Run finishers (age 12 and up).

Tour de Dunwoody supporting DES on Sat Oct 18th at 8 am

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Dunwoody Elementary School’s
Family Bike Event
Connecting Families, DES and the community

  • Early Registration includes an event T-shirt!
  • Early Registration open to the first 500 riders, so get registered early!
  • To be guaranteed a T-shirt, you must pre-register by 9/26/2014 and attend the event.
All Riders MUST have a Bike Helmet!
Event held rain or shine, with no refunds.
Ride Options
Tiger Route: 3 Miles
A fun, police escorted ride with your family.
(Bikes only! Tag-a-long bikes/trailers allowed. NO training wheels)

Cub Routes: On-campus
Shorter on-campus routes for new or younger riders.
(Bikes, bikes with training wheels and tricycles allowed).

Event Schedule
8:00 a.m. Check-In & Onsite Registration Begins
9:00 a.m. Tiger Route Riders Depart
9:15 a.m. Cub Routes Begin
10:00 a.m. Legacy Tree planting

Tonight DeKalb delegation meeting at Brookhaven city hall - Monday Oct 13th from 7-9

Senator Fran Millar and Representative Tom Taylor will be looking for your feedback this evening on the upcoming legislative session.

Brookhaven City Hall
4362 Peachtree Road
(between Oglethorpe & Town Brookhaven)
 Brookhaven, Georgia 30319

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Peachtree Charter Middle School - CV Classic 5K - Sat Oct 18, 2014 to run through Dunwoody North Neighborhood?

Route from 2012 - same this year?

5th Annual CV Classic
5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run

Saturday, October 18th at 8am (rain or shine)
Our Theme: COMMIT 2B Fit

 Proceeds fund the school nurse position.

All Saints Catholic Church Fun Run for Kids - Sat Oct 18, at 9 am.

 Race info - All proceeds will benefit The Preschool at All Saints 

All Saints Catholic Church
2443 Mount Vernon Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

We Love Our Dunwoody Library Day - Sat October 18, 2014 from 10 to 3.

Come join in as the Friends of the Dunwoody Library present their 6th Annual We Love Our Library Day. There will be educational and entertaining events and activities for the whole family.  This year's theme is Searching and Sleuthing.  Events include a silent auction, mystery treasure hunt, Big Thinkers' “CSI Academy,” Dunwoody Police Department's How Detectives Work, onsite book appraisals and a talk on book collecting.

Funding provided by the Friends of the Dunwoody Library

Run Your Happy Tails Off 5K on Sat October 18, 2014 at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody

What?  A 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run.  Both are suitable for runners, families and well-behaved pets.
When? Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 8:00 AM
Where? Brook Run Park, 4770 N Peachtree Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338
Why? Proceeds to support Happy Tails Pet Therapy, an organization of compassionate volunteers committed to sharing the energy of the human-animal bond to provide comfort, healing and connection. The 300 volunteer members of Happy Tails and their certified therapy pets visit people of all ages with physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs, providing a professional standard of pet therapy at over 80 facilities throughout the metro Atlanta community. Also, to have fun with some great people and their energetic pets.

Be a Sponsor?
Have your logo on this page and race T-shirt, along with other benefits.  Please download our sponsorship information and contact us!
Be a Volunteer?

There are plenty of opportunities to help out!

$25 for the 5K, $20 for the 1-Mile Fun Run.
Entry fee includes T-Shirt.