Tuesday, October 31, 2017

IrishFest Atlanta featuring Music, Dance & Culture - Friday & Saturday at the Doubletree on Chamblee Dunwoody Rd


IrishFest Atlanta has something for everyone!
Concerts, Workshops, Dance Performances, Lectures and much more.
Shop the 
IrishFest Marketplace featuring vendors while enjoying free entertainment and special youth programs.
"IrishFest Atlanta is where Ireland meets Georgia - a match made in heaven."

DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody
4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Road (just inside 285)
Brookhaven,Georgia, 30341

Do the DeKalb County Grand Jury presentments show probable cause on the entire DeKalb criminal justice system?

Several months ago I was looking on-line for DeKalb County Grand Jury Presentments and couldn't find them, therefore, I requested the last year and a half from District Attorney Sherry Boston and she provided me what I requested.  Sherry is a former City of Dunwoody municipal judge who is coming up on her one year anniversary of being our County D.A. and I think very highly of her and the difficult job she does for all the citizens of DeKalb.  Ms. Boston who champions government transparency has stated that they are redoing the D.A. website and she will consider posting these important documents on line every other month as they come available.

DeKalb citizens are asked to serve on a grand jury for several months for little pay, in what appers to be uncomfortable circumstances and are asked to make tough law enforcement decisions where they are sometimes very ill-informed to do so.

By these reports written by everyday citizens of this county, it appears that all aspects of our criminal justice system in DeKalb County may be underfunded, may need better oversight and various process changes to improve its efficiency and effectiveness.

I am publishing these presentment reports not to embarrass any one aspect of the criminal justice system in DeKalb but to bring these issues to light so that our DeKalb County Commissioners and the CEO can set proper funding for long-term improvements in the police, the jail and the court systems.   I raise these issues so the Grand Jury members time and efforts are not wasted in vain, so that the world is aware that these common citizens have requested in-depth investigations be made into possible improprieties in various DeKalb Departments and that the lack of funding in some aspects of the DeKalb County Criminal Justice System could almost be considered criminal.

Date  Item Issue
5/1/2016 efficiency  Large Map of DeKalb is needed on wall for jury reference
5/1/2016 efficiency  improve the lighting in Grand Jury Room
5/1/2016 efficiency  wireless mics need to have batteries replaced
5/1/2016 efficiency  Grand Jury needs more training on probable cause 
5/1/2016 Water Dept. Fraud Further investigation needed
7/1/2016 efficiency  Shoplifting - 3 times is a felony
7/1/2016 efficiency  first time offenders with family violence should go to counseling
7/1/2016 efficiency  Grand Jury is using outdate manuals
7/1/2016 efficiency  wireless mics need to have batteries replaced
7/1/2016 Ethics Board Reviewed Dept. and were satisfied that changes will improve DeKalb
7/1/2016 Jail pay higher caliber of employees
7/1/2016 Jail suicides DeKalb PD should investigate - still not happening?
9/1/2016 pay Trial jury pay raise from $25 to $40 per day
9/1/2016 pay Grand jury pay raise from $40 to $50 per day
9/1/2016 efficiency  Shoplifting felonies trial needs to be more efficient - like traffic court
9/1/2016 gang violence Underfunded DeKalb County Gang Unit severely ill equipped to handle gang violence rising to level of Chicago.
9/1/2016 Racial Profiling via tags manual tag runs vs ALPR (Automatic License Plate Recognition Scanning)
9/1/2016 Jury exemption request After grandy jury service - some jurors request to be exempt from future service for a number of years.
9/1/2016 Jury Notice Request  Request certified mail
9/1/2016 Police Training More training is needed on mental illness
9/1/2016 Oversight of Sheriff's Office External oversight committee is needed to check Sheriff's department
9/1/2016 Inmate visitation By videoconferencing only - needs to be reviewed?
9/1/2016 Jail pay higher caliber of employees
9/1/2016 Jail Officer training more training on conflict prevention
11/1/2016 pay Grand jury pay raise from $40 to $50 per day
11/1/2016 efficiency  wireless mics need to have batteries replaced
11/1/2016 efficiency  Jury seats are uncomfortable 
11/1/2016 efficiency  What is DA doing about the backlog of cases?
11/1/2016 Oversight of Sheriff's Office Special investigation of sheriff's office requested.
1/1/2017 efficiency  Grand Jury is using outdate manuals - law handbook.
1/1/2017 efficiency  clear process needs to be explained when Grand Jury wants to remove charges.
1/1/2017 efficiency  Why is the Grand Jury told the race of the defendant - is it needed?
1/1/2017 efficiency  Grand Jury  needs more training on probable cause and less on guns and drugs.
1/1/2017 efficiency  Why does the Grand Jury hear cases that do not need to be heard - sex offenders not registering is one sided.
3/1/2017 efficiency  clear process needs to be explained when Grand Jury wants to remove charges.
3/1/2017 efficiency  Grand Jury  needs more training on probable cause 
3/1/2017 Racial Profiling via tags Updated presentation given - made this jury happy.
3/1/2017 pay Grand jury pay raise from $40 to $50 per day
3/1/2017 efficiency  Jury seats are uncomfortable 
3/1/2017 Jury selection Suggestion to offer to volunteers and salaried workers as hourly may not be paid.
3/1/2017 efficiency  Why are some defendants (Gov Employees) allowed in Grand Jury and others are not - unfair?
5/1/2017 Jury selection Only picked willing people?
5/1/2017 jury pay  Grand jury pay raise from $40 to $50 per day
5/1/2017 efficiency  Jury seats are uncomfortable - need clipboards and pens
5/1/2017 efficiency  install large screen display for jurors
5/1/2017 efficiency  jury needs availability of snack machine
5/1/2017 Jail Emergency water source needed as jail can not operate with out it.
7/1/2017 efficiency  Teenagers need to be educated on laws effecting them - outreach needed.
7/1/2017 efficiency  Why is the Grand Jury told the race of the defendant - is it needed?
7/1/2017 pay Grand jury pay raise from $40 to $50 per day
7/1/2017 efficiency  jury needs availability of snack machine
7/1/2017 efficiency  better temperature control in room
7/1/2017 efficiency  keurig coffee machine needed for room
7/1/2017 efficiency  Jury seats are uncomfortable 


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Dunwoody's Best Neighborhood for Trick-or-Treating, Briers North off Tilly Mill - Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Briers North Subdivision invites you and your children to visit and enjoy the yard decorations, costumes, and trick-or-treating!
  • The street opens to trick-or-treaters at 6:00 PM
  • Candy distribution begins at 6:00pm.
  • No admission after 8:30pm.
  • NO PETS are allowed. Please don't bring your pet as we hate to have to disappoint you by refusing admission. 
  • We close the subdivision to automobile traffic at 5:45pm and it does not reopen until 9:30pm.
  • There is NO parking inside Briers North. If you park outside, please do so legally.
  • Crossroads Church of Dunwoody at the corner of Tilly Mill & Peeler typically allows cars to park in their parking lot. If they do so again this year, please help them with a donation.
  • 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.
Please make a donation on-line or at the entrance to help defray the cost!
Have fun, and thank you for visiting!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Early Voting starts Saturday at the Dunwoody Library - review the ballot in advance.

The City of Dunwoody has contracted (and paid) to have the Dunwoody Library be an early polling place for this election and intends to do so for all future elections.  Early voting starts Saturday 9 am at the library and it is then available from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday.

There are two main items on the ballot, first is the election of your local district city council seat. 

The City of Dunwoody is broken into three voting districts with the lines running North / South, whereby we have District 1 on the far West Side of the city, District 2 in the middle & District 3 on the East side of the city.  Each district has two elected representatives, one elected by only the residents voting in the local district (that is happening this year) and the other elected citywide or at large.  I believe this system works wonderfully as every resident votes for the Mayor and four of the six other city council members.  Four of the seven of us always have to think & vote on issues from a city wide perspective yet there are representatives who are more focused about the specific communities they represent.

In District 1 the election is between the incumbent Pam Tallmadge & Joe Hirsch.
In District 2 the election is between the incumbent Jim Riticher & Bobby Zuckman.
The election in District 3 is between Henry Bierenfeld & Tom Lambert to fill the seat being vacated by incumbent Doug Thompson.

The Dunwoody Crier & the Dunwoody Homeowners Association held a forum where all candidates attended and answered questions - there is a recap here

The second item on the ballot is a series of three referendums that when put together, raises sales tax a penny on items other than food and medicine, it lowers our property tax bills, increases money for transportation and it makes permanent the homestead tax freeze.   Mark Niesse of the AJC does a comprehensive overview of the items and I know Senator Fran Miller worked hard with the DeKalb County CEO to put these compromise measures together for the benefit of all jurisdictions and he has an overview in The Crier.

To obtain a sample ballot for yourself to read all of the measures that you will be voting on please visit here or if you would like to see what my ballot (District 3) looks like including all of the referendums, click here but know if you reside in District 1 or 2 your city council choices will be different.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Join the Dunwoody Rotary, Tuesday October 24, 7 p.m. at the Dunwoody Nature Center to Celebrate World Polio Day

The Rotary Club of Dunwoody Presents: Candle Light Vigil
Oct. 24 - 7:00 PM
Dunwoody Nature Center

On Tuesday, October 24, the Rotary Club of Dunwoody is hosting a Polio Candlelight Vigil at the Dunwoody Nature Center – starting at 7:00 p.m. We are inviting the Dunwoody community, and hope that you can join us with your family and neighbors. The public is welcome to join the Vigil, learn about the history of Polio eradication, be updated on current results, and find out what they can individually do to help in the worldwide effort to eradicate this devastating disease.

Rotary International has been focused on polio eradication since 1985, when they started the Polio Plus initiative. In 1988, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was created, with Rotary partnering with the World Health Organization, the CDC, and UNICEF. A few years ago, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation offered to match 2:1 all funds raised by Rotary – and they renewed their commitment at this year’s Rotary International Convention. Donor governments have also contributed to the efforts to eradicate the disease. The mass vaccination of children, performed by Rotarians and health workers side-by-side around the world, has resulted in a 99.9% reduction in active cases since the 1980’s. To date, Rotary has donated more than $1.7 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 million children in 122 countries.

The rate of infection has dropped from 1,000 per day to just 37 cases in 2016. That number is now ten for 2017. As a result, polio is “This Close” to being eradicated. But as long as there is a single case of the live polio virus, no nation is safe. A recent 2017 discovery of a case in Nigeria verified the need for the Initiative to continue its work with a vengeance. Mass tools of communication have been designed to reach persons in areas isolated by conflict, geography, or poverty.

Charter member Bob Mingus was the first Dunwoody Rotarian to donate $1000 to Polio Plus and since then, the Club and Dunwoody Rotarians have donated $111,273 to help eradicate this crippling disease. Robert and Charlene Hall, Roy Wise, and Laura Kann have all been part of national immunization days in India – and it’s exciting to know that India has been six years polio-free. A portion of the funds raised by this year’s RunDunwoody will be used to support Rotary International’s End Polio Now campaign – and we’ll be talking more about how you and the community can be part of the fundraising to finish this important initiative and declare the world Polio Free.

Please think about Donating Today if you are able - Thanks!

Your donation helps Rotary and its partners reach every child with the polio vaccine. Thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, your contribution will be tripled, getting us even closer to a polio-free world.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Dunwoody City Council agenda for Monday Oct 23, 2017

Monday, October 23rd
Dunwoody City Hall
41 Perimeter Center East
Dunwoody, GA 30346
6:00 p.m. - Watch Live


Legislative Update by State Representative Tom Taylor.

Introduction of Dunwoody High School Principal Priscilla Cole.

Introduction of Dunwoody High School Youth Council.
  • Catherine Maddux
  • Emily Vail
  • Lauren Killeen
  • Samantha Cameron
  • Emme Moore
  • Hannah Snyder
  • Jackson Kuller
  • Megan Johnson
  • Rachel Rawson
Recognition of Officer of the 3rd Quarter: Joshua Sanders and Employee of the 3rd Quarter: Liz Stell.

Resolution Authorizing a Merit Increase for the City ClerkUpdated Salary Chart.

Resolution Authorizing Third Amendment to the City Manager's Employment Contract.

Resolution to Approve the 2018 Annual Operating and Capital Budgets.

Resolution Appointing Members to Serve on the Sustainability Committee.
  • Ronald Davis
  • Sally Alghazali
  • Matthew Blake McLain
Resolution Appointing a Member to Serve on the Volunteer Coordinating Committee.
  •  Megan Wieland
Presentation of Convention and Visitors Bureau of Dunwoody 2018 Budget.

Discussion of 2018 State Legislative Priorities.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Dunwoody Boy Scout Troop 477 hosts Harvest Farm Fest on Saturday at the Donaldson-Bannister Farm

 Great event for the entire family - kids of all ages!

Harvest Farm Fest
Saturday, October 21st,
Noon - 9:00 p.m.

Donaldson-Bannister Farm
4831 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, Georgia

Find giggles and surprises around every corner as Boy Scout Troop 477 takes you on an interactive tour back in time to the 20th Century and brings history to life through guided time travel! Meet historical figures from the last century and follow some of the most incredible advancements in transportation, communications, and entertainment. Enjoy a whole day of games, crafts, music, s’mores, yummy snacks and a food court. Don't miss Dunwoody's favorite fall tradition.

Dunwoody Senior Baseball says Goodbye to Dunwoody Park to make way for Austin Elementary - Sat Oct 21st

After 42 years at Dunwoody Park, DSB is moving to our new home at Peachtree Charter Middle School after the 2017 Fall Rec Ball season. Join us as we celebrate the success of our program and say Thank You and Goodbye to Dunwoody Park.

Monday, October 16, 2017

5th Annual Atlanta Kosher BBQ Competition is THIS SUNDAY, October 22, 2017 at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody, GA

Sunday Afternoon
11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Brook Run Park
4770 North Peachtree Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Atlanta's PREMIER Kosher BBQ Festival returns for its 5th year BIGGER and BETTER! Join families, BBQ enthusiasts and festival goers for a fun filled day of finger lickin' BBQ, cold refreshments, live music, an energetic Kids' Zone and more! Don’t miss the culinary creations of over 20 BBQ teams competing for the big prize judged by official Kansas City BBQ judges! Come judge for yourself who is serving the BEST Kosher BBQ.

This community festival is presented by the Hebrew Order of David International and features its famous Kansas City Style BBQ Competition (under AKC kosher supervision). This year, various Kosher vendors will sell tasty plates and desserts as well.

The Hebrew Order of David Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that helps serve the community.  Profits from this event support various community entities such as Cobb County K-9 Unit, I Care Atlanta, Jewish Homelife Communities and Weinstein Hospice.

Lots of kids activities at the Sunburst Kids Zone and outstanding music provided by the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival.

• Free Admission;
• 28 BBQ Teams Competing for bragging rights on Best Brisket, Ribs, Chicken & Beans;
• Tastings (for purchase) at Team Booths;
• Free Kids Activities;
• Free Live Music Entertainment;
• Food Demos by The Big Green Egg company;
•• Lots of fun for everyone in the family;
• Local Charities will benefit from event proceeds.

Tasting times for our SMOKIN competition entries:
11:00 – Beans
11:30 –Chicken
12:00 – Ribs
12:30 – Brisket

We will be serving AKC Kosher BBQ Brisket Sandwiches, Hamburgers and Hot Dogs during the entire event as well. The folks from the Big Green Egg will be cooking and selling amazing CHICKEN THIGHS AND ROASTED CORN that will blow you away.

For more information and to purchase discounted tasting tickets visit: https://theatlantakosherbbq.com/.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

City of Dunwoody Council Candidate Forum - Sunday 2 pm at Kingsley Racquet & Swim Club

Date: October 15, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM

The Dunwoody Homeowners’ Association and The Crier are sponsoring candidate forums for the three Dunwoody city council posts up for election on November 7. The question and answer format will take place Sunday, October 15 at Kingsley Swim/Tennis off North Peachtree Rd.

Kingsley Racquet and Swim Club
2325 N Peachtree Way
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Candidate forum for three "local" city council posts.

Nice article highlighting the candidates is linked below.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

City of Dunwoody & Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital sponsors Walk with a Doc - this Saturday.

Working with program partner Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, the city offers community members a chance to take active steps toward better health through the new Dunwoody Walk with a Doc program.

The next Walk with a Doc event will take place on Saturday, October 14th at Brook Run Park (4770 N. Peachtree Rd, Dunwoody) on the front field, opposite the playground from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  Dr. Elizabeth Shaw – otolaryngologist with ENT of GA will be educating the community on the management of fall allergy symptoms.

Pre-registration is not required and the FREE Walk with a Doc monthly exercise and education initiative is focused on getting participants active in a Dunwoody park while conferring with a healthcare professional host who can provide support to walkers and answer questions during the walk.


Saturday, October 7, 2017

DeKalb County Board of Elections announces that Dunwoody High School is no longer a DeKalb County Polling Place

 No voting at Dunwoody High School on Nov 7th (or anytime in the future).


The DeKalb County Board of Registration and Elections (R&E Board) hereby gives notice to the voters of DeKalb County of the following proposed polling place changes will be effective for the November 7th Municipal/Special Elections and all subsequent elections.

The polling place for the Dunwoody High precinct will be relocated from Dunwoody High School to Kingswood United Methodist Church, located at 5015 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, 30338. This change is proposed because the DeKalb Board of Education has notified the R&E Board that Dunwoody High is no longer available.

The City of Dunwoody has requested that early voting be made available a week prior to all actual elections at the Dunwoody Library (for a small cost to the city) and the DeKalb Board of Elections will be deciding on that request on October 12th. 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Dunwoody's first mayor Ken Wright announces his bid for State Representative

Ken is "Straight out of Dunwoody"

Having served as my first mayor on the Dunwoody City Council, I have nothing but great admiration and respect for Ken Wright!!

The Dunwoody Crier is reporting that Ken has decided to run for the State Legislature and I know first hand the work he put forward down in the Gold Dome to make the City possible therefore I am very happy to hear the news.

Dunwoody City Council Agenda for Monday Oct 9th

Monday, October 9th
Dunwoody City Hall
41 Perimeter Center East
Dunwoody, GA 30346
6:00 p.m. - Watch Live


Presentation by Georgia DOT on the I-285 Managed Lane Project.

Update on Vermack/Womack Intersection Improvements.

SECOND READ: SLUP 17-03: Jessica Hill of MMM Law, Attorney for Trammell Crow Company, the Applicant for a Portion of 1134 Hammond Road (Tax Parcel ID 18 348 01 020) and 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Drive, Dunwoody, GA 30346 (Tax Parcel ID 18 348 01 006), Seeks a Special Land Use Permit per Chapter 27, Section 27-73(b) to Increase the Building Height in a C-1 (Local Commercial) District from 2 Stories/35 Feet to a 16 Story Office Building and 10 Story Hotel.

MA 17-01: Laurel David, Attorney for RB 84 PC, LLC, Owner of 84, 130, and 140 Perimeter Center East, Seeks to Modify Previous Zoning Conditions. The tax parcel IDs are 18 347 01 013, 021, and 028.

Public Hearing and Discussion of the 2018 Annual Operating and Capital Budgets

SECOND READ: Ordinance Amending Chapter 16, Land Development, Regulations, Article II, Environment and Natural Resources, Division 6, Tree Preservation.

Approval of Municipal Pole Attachment Agreement Between the City of Dunwoody and AT&T.

Resolution to Amend the 2017 Operating and Capital Budgets.

GDOT is coming to Dunwoody City Council meeting on Monday to discuss Revive 285 project and possible raised express lanes.


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Non-Political Candlelight Vigil for Las Vegas in Dunwoody's Brook Run Park - 8:30 pm

Brook Run Park - 8:30 this evening.

We are all stunned by the horrific tragedy unfolding in Las Vegas last night and today.  In response and solidarity, we have secured a permit to have a candlelight vigil in Brook Run Park (the front field) starting at 8:30 (Tuesday, October 3rd) night.

The vigil will last no more than a half an hour.

There will be no protests, or speakers, just a chance for our community to come together in grief.

Please invite your family, friends and anyone else who wants to feel the warmth of our community at this terrible time. Feel free to share on Social Media!

Candles or flashlights
Weather appropriate clothing
No signs (it will be dark anyway)

Monday, October 2, 2017

Tuskegee Airmen to be honored during Atlanta Warbird Weekend at PDK Airport on Saturday & Sunday

The Atlanta Warbird Weekend (AWW) is an annual event dedicated to the remembrance and celebration of the men, women and machines of The Greatest Generation. In metro Atlanta, there are significant historical resources and AWW is the catalyst to bring together the organizations, aircraft and people that keep this history alive and engage families and businesses that want to keep this spirit alive.

EVENT HOURS, SAT & SUN 9:00am-4:00pm

This year, the theme of the 4th Annual Atlanta Warbird Weekend, Oct. 7-8, 2017,
will honor and salute the Tuskegee Airmen.

The Tuskegee Airmen, the first cadet graduates to earn their wings 75 years ago at Tuskegee-- becoming the first black U. S. Army Air Corps pilots, have a rich history that begins in WWII but reaches far beyond those confines. In conjunction with the celebration of the accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen, the weekend will also place a focus on the accomplishments of all African-American pilots from WWII to the present.

The Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing will assemble at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport all the type of airplanes flown by the Tuskegee Airmen. Along with other famous aircraft such as a FG-1D Corsair, SBD-5 Dauntless dive bomber, T-6 Texan, C-46, Stearman bi-planes, Douglas DC-3 and after four years a B-17 Flying Fortress will offer rides and cockpit tours.

Meet WWII Veterans and noted authors, attend a WWII 8th Air Force Fighter Mission Briefing, enjoy 1940’s Hollywood entertainers, visit with WWII reenactors, participate in a photography workshop and attend a dinner symposium with the original Tuskegee Airmen at the 57th Fighter Group restaurant on Saturday evening.

Atlanta Warbird Weekend is a two-day WWII Warbird Rides Event. The weekend holds more than just aircraft rides and cockpit tours. Immerse yourself in the WWII era with historical reenactors, military equipment displays, live 1940’s era music, museum collections, bomber turret displays, meet “Pin-up” girls and get your “smooched” calendars, Warbirds in Review – hear how these rare aircraft defended democracy, book authors and meet members of the Greatest Generation – pilots, gunners, crewman and more!

The Atlanta Warbird Weekend IS NOT an Air show.

Warbird rides Sat & Sun 9:00am - 6:00pm - Click HERE to buy your ride!

B-17 rides Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9:00am - 6:00pm - Click HERE to buy your ride!

Movie Night on Friday at 6:00pm - Click HERE for more information

Dinner with the Tuskegee Airmen, Saturday 7:00pm - Click HERE to book you ticket!

Sunrise Aviation Photography Session - Click HERE to book you ticket!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

DeKalb Sanitation Recycle Bin Trade-In Events for Dunwoody Residents - Brook Run Oct 14 / City Hall Oct 22

The city has coordinated with DeKalb Sanitation to host two recycle bin trade-in events here in Dunwoody on October 14 and on October 22. DeKalb County Sanitation Division is requiring residents to switch to a new standard 35-gallon recycle roll cart (or an upgraded 65-gallon recycle roll cart) to replace the existing 18-gallon bins and 40-gallon bags as part of the residential single-stream recycling program.

Existing subscribers with 18-gallon bins must trade them in by April 30, 2018, for a complimentary 35-gallon roll cart or, for a $15 fee, subscribers can choose a 65-gallon roll cart. Existing subscribers must trade in/return the 18-gallon recycling bin prior to obtaining the complimentary 35-gallon roll cart or the 65-gallon roll cart.

The City of Dunwoody has coordinated with DeKalb Sanitation to offer two bin trade-in events in Dunwoody.

1. Saturday October 14, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Brook Run Park (4770 North Peachtree Road, parking lot adjacent to the skate park)

2. Sunday October 22, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Dunwoody City Hall (41 Perimeter Center East, parking lot)

To register for a Dunwoody bin trade-in event please visit the Parks Registration Portal ( https://secure.rec1.com/GA/dunwoody-ga/catalog ). Select the 'DeKalb Sanitation Recycle Bin Trade-in' event tab and then select the event you would like to attend to make your trade-in. You will need to create an account with the Parks Registration Portal. After “Checkout” is complete please View/Print the residential curbside single-stream recycling subscription form and bring that along with cash or check (if you choose to upgrade to the 65-gallon roll cart it will cost $15) to your selected event and DeKalb County Sanitation will handle the swap.

Participants will need to bring in a completed residential curbside single-stream recycling subscription form. The completed form must be presented along with an existing 18-gallon recycling bin for trade-in. Following the bin trade-ins, subscribers can take home a new roll cart or coordinate a roll cart home delivery with the Sanitation Department (delivery estimated at 10 business days.) Only cash or checks will be accepted at the event for payment of the $15 fee for the 65-gallon roll cart upgrade.

Not able to make the two bin trade-in events in Dunwoody? Not to worry, subscribers can also trade-in existing 18-gallon bins in person at the Sanitation Division’s administrative office, 3720 Leroy Scott Drive, Decatur GA 30032.

Dunwoody Woman's Club Home Tour - Wednesday, October 4

The 45th Annual Dunwoody Home Tour will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 9:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m. Four outstanding private homes in Dunwoody and nearby Sandy Springs will be open to the public.

Tickets a location of the tour are available now at www.dunwoodywomansclub.com/home-tour/ or from any member of Dunwoody Woman's Club and at the following Dunwoody merchants:  Blooms of Dunwoody, Consigning Women, Face Haven, Harry Norman Realtors, Southern Comfort Consignments, Jilli Boutique, Under the Pecan Tree, Lauderhills Fine Jewelry.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the tour. In addition to the homes, this year’s Dunwoody Home Tour will hold two raffles:  one for a shopping spree at Lauderhills Jewelers and another for a decorative, one-of-a-kind wooden bowl handcrafted by Dunwoody artisan Dr. David Dalrymple. Raffle tickets will be available to tour guests on the day of the tour. All profits of the Home Tour and Raffles are used to implement the club's charitable initiatives.