Sunday, April 30, 2017

Dunwoody's Peachtree Charter Middle School Students won the regional National Science Bowl & followed it up with a great trip to Washington DC this weekend.

Kudos to these young men from Peachtree Charter Middle School who proudly represented the entire State of Georgia at the National Science Bowl this weekend in Washington D.C.  Though they will not be returning home with the National title, these young men and their phenomenal advisors / PCMS Treachers, Ms. Laurie Smith & Ms. Leslie Robertson will be invited to a future Dunwoody City Council meeting to have their extraordinary accomplishments recognized and a proclamation read in their honor.  
A team of middle school students from Dunwoody, Georgia won their regional competition for the 2017 National Science Bowl® (NSB) this past weekend and will advance to compete in the NSB National Finals this spring in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today.

“The National Science Bowl® continues to be one of the premier academic competitions across the country and prepares America's students for future successes in some of the world’s fastest growing fields in science, technology, and engineering,” said Dr. J. Stephen Binkley, Acting Director of the Department’s Office of Science, which sponsors the nationwide competition, now in its 27th year. “Each year the DOE Office of Science provides this unique opportunity, and I am honored to congratulate all the competitors who are advancing to the national finals, where they will continue to showcase their talents as top students in math and science.”

The NSB brings together thousands of middle and high school students from across the country to compete in a fast-paced question-and-answer format where they solve technical problems and answer questions on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, physics and math.

The team from your area that won their qualifying regional competition this past weekend and will be advancing to the National Finals is:

Peachtree Middle School, Dunwoody, Georgia

A series of 116 regional middle school and high school tournaments are being held across the country from January through March. Winners will advance to represent their areas at the National Science Bowl® held from April 27 to May 1 in Washington, D.C., for the final middle school and high school competitions.

The top 16 high school teams and the top 16 middle school teams in the National Finals will win $1,000 for their schools’ science departments. Prizes for the top two high school teams for the 2017 NSB will be announced at a later date.

The high school team that won the 2016 NSB received a nine-day, all-expenses-paid science trip to Alaska, where they learned more about glaciology, marine and avian biology, geology and plate tectonics. The second-place high school team at the 2016 NSB won a five-day, fully guided adventure tour of several national parks, which included a whitewater rafting trip.

Approximately 265,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl® in its 26-year history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions. More than 14,000 students compete in the NSB each year.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Dunwoody Lemonade Days Ride Coupon

Welcome to the 19th annual Lemonade Days festival hosted by Dunwoody Preservation Trust (DPT)Lemonade Days is the largest annual fundraising event for DPT - all proceeds are used within the community for historic preservation and education.

Lemonade Days will run from Wednesday, April 19th through Sunday, April 23rd
Featuring more than 30 full-scale carnival rides (wristbands for unlimited rides are available [$20 on Wednesday; $25 Thursday-Sunday]), more than 20 fabulous food and beverage vendors, a 5K Run, three days of center stage performances and the popular Dunwoody Idol contest, Lemonade Days is a Dunwoody Signature Event that has become a highlight of the city’s calendar and its most popular family event of the year. Full schedule of events here.
Lemonade Days is held at Brook Run, located at 4770 North Peachtree Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338.
For weather updates, volunteer opportunities and insights into this year's Festival, please follow us on Twitter @Lemonadedays or on Facebook.

Georgia 6th Congressional election goes to June 20th runoff between Ossoff and Handel

Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter morning I will be taking a little hike up Stone Mountain

I last made this hike in 2015, left the house at 5:45 and almost missed sunrise.  5 a.m. alarm is set.
Pack a blanket & extra layers as it will be windy, snacks and water are advisable.
Bring a flashlight; even better is a headlamp.

Easter Sunrise Service

Experience serenity and peace as the Stone Mountain Sunrise Association presents two simultaneous, non-denominational Easter services at the top of the Mountain and at the base of the Mountain on the Memorial Lawn.

The event began in 1944, before the land around Stone Mountain was officially owned by the State of Georgia. Lucille A. Lanford, from Stone Mountain First United Methodist Church, suggested that the church’s youth group climb to the top of Stone Mountain on Easter morning to watch the sunrise. The event grew from that one youth group to thousands ascending the mountain every Easter since.
The event is produced by The Stone Mountain Sunrise Association. Both services will feature sign language interpreters for hearing impaired guests.

Date: Easter Sunday - April 16, 2017

Time: 7:00 a.m. (Park Gates and Summit Skyride open at 4:00 a.m.) Please allow an extra hour or more for large crowds.

Tickets: Vehicle entry to the park is $15 for a one-day permit or $40 for annual permit. Church vans and buses enter free. Skyride fees are $12 for round-trip and $8 for one-way. There are no fees for the walk-up trail to the top of the mountain.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Dunwoody City Council Agenda for Tuesday April 11th

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Dunwoody City Hall

41 Perimeter Center East
Dunwoody, GA 30346
Watch Live at 6:00 p.m.


SECOND READ: Review and Consideration of Proposed Perimeter Center Overlay and Districts. (Recommendation for Deferral)

SECOND READ: Review and Consideration of Proposed Text Amendments to Chapter 27

Adoption of a Stormwater Inspection and Maintenance Policy

Resolution to Establish a Traffic Calming District - North Peachtree Road

Resolution Appointing a Member to Serve on Board of Zoning Appeals

Award of 2017 Facilities Improvement Partnership Program
     • Dunwoody Nature Center – Pavilion
     • Dunwoody Preservation Trust – Hardscape and landscaping Improvements
     • Stage Door Players – Electrical Upgrades, Interior and Exterior Improvements.
     • Spruill Center for the Arts – Bathroom upgrades, sidewalk awning, electrical upgrades

Introducing the Candidates for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District - preview of Sunday's DHA Forum

Sunday at 2 pm, 16 of the 18 candidates will be attending the Dunwoody Homeowners Association candidate forum and most likely they will be giving the same opening speech there as shown in the video link above.  Ms. Nydia Tisdale recorded and posted the Brandbank / Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre political forum video introductions on-line and just the introductions lasted 30 minutes.

If you are interested in hearing the answers on the three questions that the candidates were allowed to cover; Healthcare, Tax Reform & name a policy to Impact the 6th District, please see the full video here.   It will be interesting to see what the DHA Board & Mr. Dick Williams of "The Crier" come up with for questions.

Meet the 18 candidates in the video link under the group photo above or in the individual links below.  Clicking the timestamp link before each candidate's name below should bring you directly to the candidate's open statement you are most interested in.

00:00 Dr. Mohammad Ali Bhuiyan, Republican
01:36 David Abroms, Republican
03:19 Karen Handel, Republican
04:34 Jon Ossoff, Democrat
05:52 Dan Moody, Republican
07:33 Ragin Edwards, Democrat
09:01 Keith Grawert, Republican
10:12 Andre Pollard, Independent
11:19 Bob Gray, Republican
12:44 Ron Slotin, Democrat
14:15 Amy Kremer, Republican
15:59 Kurt Wilson, Republican
17:14 Alexander Hernandez, Independent
19:03 Richard Keatley, Democrat
20:43 Judson Hill, Republican
22:30 Dr. Rebecca Quigg, Democrat
24:14 Bruce LeVell, Republican
25:44 William Llop, Republican

Dunwoody Candidate Forum - Sunday 2 pm at Dunwoody High

Vote early at the Dunwoody Library
Monday April 10 through Friday 14th - 8 AM to 5 PM

Election Day is officially Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 7am-7pm.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Dunwoody Police 2016 Annual Report - Chief Grogan reminds everyone that "What you do matters"!

Thank you to our wonderful Dunwoody Police Department, we appreciate your service!

Has the Spring Dunwoody Digest hit your mailbox? Upcoming Events Calendar and other city info.

My family received ours in the mail today and in case you haven't received your copy yet, download it today from the link above.

Dunwoody schedules overnight paving of Tilly Mill / Peeler & N Peachtree for tonight and goes all weekend.

Overnight Paving Operations Scheduled for April 7 to April 10

Construction crews are scheduled to begin paving operations on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. and work continuously until Monday, April 10, 2017 at 6:00 a.m., weather permitting.

The overnight paving work and continuous operations allows for expedited project delivery and the anticipated completion of the first phase of paving known as “leveling.”

While the scheduled overnight paving and continuous operations (beginning April 7 at 7 pm until April 10 at 6 am) may be a short-term inconvenience, the approach offers several advantages: Enhanced schedule coordination with DeKalb County Schools by conducting the work during the latter half of the of DeKalb County School spring break when many people are out of town and traffic is lighter. Reduction in the total number of days paving will take place on the project.

Advanced scheduling process for driveway and grass restoration on homeowner properties. The city anticipates the potential for an additional future weekend paving operation following the April 7-10 work to permit the installation of the final topping course for the project surface. A future notice will be distributed as soon as scheduling details are coordinated.

Travel delays and lane closures can be expected during the weekend work period and crews will be on hand to ensure safe passage through the construction area. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact the City of Dunwoody Project Team via email at or by phone 678-382-6850.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Dunwoody candidate forum for the 6th Congressional District brings 16 to the table. #ga06 #gapol Early voting at Dunwoody Library starting April 10th.

The Dunwoody Homeowners Association and the Dunwoody Crier are pleased to present a candidate forum for the special election to fill the 6th Congressional District seat vacated by Tom Price.
The candidate forum will take place on Sunday, April 9th at the Dunwoody High School auditorium (5035 Vermack Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338).

All but two of the 18 candidates running for office have indicated that they will attend.

The schedule of events is as follows:
1:00pm – Candidate will set up in the DHS lobby, outside the auditorium
1:30pm – The public is invited to meet & greet candidates
2:00-4:00pm – Candidate forum
4:00-5:00pm – Additional meet & greet time

We are also working to produce a candidate profile booklet with information about each candidate, provided by the candidate. This will be available at the forum and online at our website and on our Facebook page after the event.

We thank Dunwoody High School for making their wonderful facility available to us and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday, April 9th.

Ready to Vote??

April 18, 2017 Congressional District 6 Special Election

Registration Deadline: March 20, 2017
Runoff Election, if necessary: June 20, 2017

Advance Voting has started at the Memorial Drive location
March 27 through April 14 including Saturday, April 8
Monday through Friday - 8 AM to 5 PM
Saturday (April 8), 9 AM - 4 PM

Dunwoody Library
April 10 through 14
Monday through Friday - 8 AM to 5 PM

Congressional District 6 Advance Turnout

Congressional District 6 Sample Ballot

Qualified Candidates