Sunday, September 30, 2018

Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber to host local candidates Monday night at Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter

First Monday Networking & Political Hobnob @ Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter
Join the Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber on Monday, October 1, 2018, from 5:30pm to 7pm for a special First Monday Networking event at Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter! The Chamber is excited to have the following candidates confirmed to attend so far:
  • Georgia State Senator Fran Millar (R-40)
    • Re-election for Georgia State Senate 
  •  Former City of Dunwoody Mayor Ken Wright (R-79)
    • Candidate for Georgia State House
  • Michael Wilensky (D-79)
    • Candidate for Georgia State House
The following candidates who are unable to attend but have surrogate representatives confirmed to attend:
  • Brian Kemp (R)
    • Candidate for Georgia Governor
    • ​Rep: Martha Zoller, Surrogates Director & Outreach
  • U.S. Representative Karen Handel (R-GA)
    • Current Representative of Georgia's 6th Congressional District
    • Rep: Steve Handel, Husband & #1 Supporter of Karen Handel for Congress
  • Stacey Abrams (D)
    • Candidate for Georgia Governor
    • Rep: Cathy Woolard, Public Affairs Consultant
The following candidates have been invited but not yet confirmed:
  • Lucia "Lucy" McBath (D-GA)
    • Candidate for U.S House of Representative for Georgia's 6th Congressional District
  • Sally Harrell (D-40)
    • Candidate for Georgia State Senate
During this special event, attendees will have the opportunity to hear each candidate or their representative briefly address why they are the best candidate for up for office. Attendees will also get the opportunity to network with the candidates as well as other business leaders throughout the Perimeter Market while enjoying wonderful appetizers and cocktails at one of our member locations, Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter.

*Remember to bring an abundance of business cards & get your social on by using #DPCFirstMonday. 

October 1, 2018

05:30 PM - 07:00 PM EDT

Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter
111 Perimeter Center W
Atlanta, GA 30346

Britney Hardweare

Date/Time Details:

October 1, 2018
5:30pm to 7pm

Advance Registrations
  • ​Member: $10.00
  • Prospective-Member: $20.00
  • *Advance Registration will end at 1pm the Friday prior to the event.
All Walk-Ins day of:
  • $25.00

*Registration includes delicious appetizers + one drink ticket (beer or wine); cash bar available.
**Advance registration not required; however, those who register in advance will receive a better rate and be eligible for door prizes.
***No refunds will be given for no-shows or cancelations. 
Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Please click here for information - additional sponsorship information which may be of use may be found here. You may register for these by clicking the register button on this page. 

Dr. Donnie Davis, Principal of Peachtree Middle School opens opportunity to students for community service at Malachi's Storehouse

As a Peachtree Charter Middle School parent, I received an email from Principal Donnie Davis which brought a smile to my face as I love this proposed connection between the school and the community.  Not everything to be learned can be received in a classroom therefore my sons application will be turned in this week.

Greetings Patriot Parents,

Peachtree Charter Middle School would like to invite you to partner with us and St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, to emphasize the importance of community service and giving back.

Beginning Wednesday October 10th, 2018 thru March 30th, 2019 7th and 8th grade students have an opportunity to volunteer at Malachi's Storehouse, packing and distributing food and other items to those in need. Students will be allowed to volunteer during their connections classes on Wednesdays. Once a month PCMS will conduct collection drives for toiletries, diapers, hygiene kits, new socks, underwear and clothes which will be donated to Malachi's Storehouse, The City of Refuge and The Atlanta Women's and Children's Shelter.

MJCCA Book Festival brings big names to Dunwoody - tickets are going fast.

Tickets Are Selling Fast. Don’t Miss Out!
Mitch Albom
Sat, Oct 13, 8:00 pm
Sally Field
Sun, Oct 21, 7:30 pm 
Ronen Bergman
Mon, Oct 29, 7:30 pm 
Tom Hanks
Tue, Oct 30, 7:30 pm
Patron Tickets Available
Become a Patron today!
Senator Joe Lieberman
with son Matt Lieberman, author of Lucius
Sat, Nov 3, 8:15 pm 
Mike Luckovich 
Sun, Nov 4, 7:30 pm 
Liane Moriarty
Sat, Nov 10. 8:00 pm 
Anna Quindlen
Sun, Nov 11, 3:30 pm 
Stuart Eizenstat
Sun, Nov 11, 7:30 pm 
Michael J. Coles and
Catherine M. Lewis

Thurs, Nov 15, 7:30 pm 
Jon Meacham
Sat, Nov 17, 8:00 pm 
Peter Sagal
Sun, Nov 18, 7:30 pm 
Plus 35+ more of the year’s most celebrated authors! 
Buy your tickets now.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Dunwoody City Council Agenda for Monday Sept 24th

Monday, September 24th
Dunwoody City Hall
4800 Ashford Dunwoody Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Agenda 6 pm

Introduction of 2018-19 Dunwoody High School Youth City Council

Presentation of 2nd Quarter Internal Audit Report

Administration of Oath of Office to Officer Alexander Pearson

Award of Contract 18-04, North Fork Nancy Creek Trail Construction

      Pedestrian path and bridge connecting Perimeter Center to Georgetown.

Related items from the past.

Memorandum - Approval of Budget Amendment to Dunwoody Nature Center Stormwater Project

Memorandum - Funding Authorization For 4882 Hidden Branches Stormwater Repairs

FIRST READ: Text Amendment to Chapter 16 re: Flood Plain Management

P.S. - there is also a 5 pm Special Called Meeting which lists an Executive Session "for the Purpose of Personnel Discussion" - nothing interesting there.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Dunwoody's Pic in the Park Grand Slam Event on Saturday featuring the move "The Sandlot"

Brook Run Park Baseball Fields
4664 Barclay Drive
Dunwoody, Georgia
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Take yourself out to the ball game at Dunwoody’s Pic in the Park Grand Slam Event at the new Brook Run Park baseball fields (4664 Barclay Drive) Saturday, September 22nd at 6:00 p.m. There will be food and festivities including a ribbon cutting, an inaugural first pitch, beverage and popcorn carts and giveaways! The movie will feature ‘The Sandlot’ (PG) shown on at 40’ screen at dusk, so bring your lawn chairs blankets and don’t strike out on this great event! Unfortunately pets will not be allowed at this event.

Support Dunwoody education facilities - All Fore One Golf & Tennis Tournament is October 1st

All Fore One Golf & Tennis Tournament

Monday, October 1, 2018

Dunwoody Country Club
1600 Dunwoody Club Drive
​Dunwoody, GA 30338

All Fore One Dunwoody community golf & tennis tournament: benefiting capital improvements and educational enrichment at Dunwoody High School and Peachtree Charter Middle School. This year proceeds will be directed to the high school to assist with their efforts to enhance the high school athletic facilities.

Register Today

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tom Bass has offered Indoor Baseball for 20 years - Registration is now open for Dunwoody High School season

Learn what “The Bases are Juiced” means!
Take part in the fun and productive way of preparing for the upcoming spring season!Get 4 or more at-bats per game, hit home runs, and stay sharp even if it’s snowing outside!

Indoor Baseball Details
  • The season begins Sunday, November 4th and ends Sunday, January 20th
  • All games are played on Sundays.
  • No games will be played during the holidays
  • Games will last one hour and start at either 1:00/2:00/3:00
  • There are no practices so it will not interfere with winter commitments
  • All games will be played in the gym at Dunwoody High School
  • The cost is only $165.00 for the season if registered before October 15th (Price increases to $175.00 after October 15th
If you want to “play like a winner,” Indoor Baseball is the best start!

If you are ages 6-12+, this is your chance to be a part of it. Please ask anyone who ever played indoor!

The league is limited to 72 players; so sign up TODAY!

Dunwoody Police participates in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 27th

Dunwoody Police Department will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday October 27, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

Stop by Dunwoody Police Department on October 27, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to drop off expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs or over-the-counter medication. We cannot accept needles/sharps, syringes with needles, thermometers, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, personal care products, empty containers, inhalers, medical equipment and hydrogen peroxide.

Disposing of all expired, unused, and unwanted medications is an important way to keep your family safe. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Community Outreach Officer Anwar Sillah at

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

This Yellow Dot available around Dunwoody could save your life.

Give the first responders the information they need to assist in your time of need.

The Dunwoody Police Department is pleased to introduce the Yellow Dot program to our community. Yellow Dot is a free program designed to help first responders provide life-saving medical attention during the first “golden hour” after a crash or other emergency.

The Yellow Dot program will help first responders understand important information about a patient’s medical history when arriving to an emergency scene. A yellow, peach-shaped decal placed on the driver side rear window of a vehicle will alert first responders that vital medical information is stored in the glove compartment. The decal can also provide life-saving information to emergency personnel responding to in-home emergencies. At the homes of participants the Yellow Dot will be placed at the entrance. First responders arriving at the scene of an emergency will be alerted by the Yellow Dot decal to look for the medical information card in the glove compartment or on the refrigerator.

Georgia’s Yellow Dot Program can be used by anyone but may be most helpful for:

People with multiple or serious medical conditions
People with severe allergies
Children with special needs
Individuals with dementia who may be prone to driving

Yellow Dot kits will be available during normal business hours at:
The Dunwoody Police Department, 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338.
The Dunwoody Library, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338.
The Phoenix at Dunwoody, 4484 N Shallowford Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338.
The Alzheimer's Association, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Dunwoody, GA 30346.
The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338.

The Yellow Dot program being brought to Dunwoody is the result of a partnership between the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services.

More information regarding the Yellow Dot program is available at

Frequently Asked Questions on Yellow Dot from initial (Laurens County) Program.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Today only - Dunwoody Methodist Church Kids Consignment Sale

Saturday, September 15: Open to the Public 8:00am to 11:30am; Half Price 12:00 to 3:00pm.

Dunwoody United Methodist Church
1548 Mt. Vernon Road, Dunwoody, GA. 30338

City of Dunwoody to build EcoClassroom for the Dunwoody Nature Center

The City of Dunwoody moves forward with EcoClassroom project for the Dunwoody Nature Center.

The Dunwoody Nature Center EcoClassroom will serve the needs of both the Nature Center’s current and future program users while providing additional public gathering space. For the sixth consecutive year, the Nature Center achieved record numbers of park users and program participants in every single documented program area with 17,406 program participants and more than 27,000 facility users. The desired sustainable design of the EcoClassroom will greatly alleviate facility concerns while allowing for simultaneous programming across user groups. It will also serve as an environmentally friendly example of repurposing shipping containers to achieve a desired effect.

A sustainable container building will be used, in keeping with the Nature Center’s mission, and will occupy unprogrammed space adjacent to the front entry/parking lot area just west of the recently created micro pool stormwater system. The building will serve the community by offering meeting space for Boy and Girl Scouts and other civic organizations, as well as programming space for field trips, camps, classes and birthday parties.

The EcoClassoom will utilize a sustainable design featuring two shipping containers that will be built together to create a 450 S.F. enclosed meeting space for these user groups. The quote provided includes the full build out of the EcoClassroom Below are examples of refurbished shipping containers and the desired footprint and location within the park of the containers for this project.

Overnight Paving Operations Scheduled to Begin Sunday on Womack Road (from Tilly Mill Road to Chamblee Dunwoody Road)

Construction crews are scheduled to begin paving operations on Womack Road (from Tilly Mill Road to Chamblee Dunwoody Road) beginning Sunday evening, September 16th.

The paving work will occur overnight between the hours of 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM Sunday thru Thursday, weather permitting. The overnight paving work and continuous operations allow for expedited project delivery. The expected total duration of the paving project is anticipated to last seven to 10 nights, weather permitting.

During this same timeframe, crews also will be patching a section of roadway on Vermack Road in the area between Parliament Drive and Parliament Way.

Travel delays and lane closures can be expected during the work period and crews will be on hand to ensure safe passage through the construction area. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and select alternate travel routes to avoid these areas during the active overnight paving operations.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Restrooms and other improvements planned for Dunwoody's Windwood Hollow Park

Windwood Hollow Park located just off Peeler Rd near the DeKalb Waterworks is a hidden gem of a park, offering a playground in a wooded setting, tennis courts and pavilion.  The bids for new restrooms are on the street and I anticipate that this new amenity will be built within the next few months.

Upon reviewing the parks amenities with a resident it was pointed out that this park has no dedicated sidewalks into the facility whereby parents are forced to walk in the street with children especially when bicycles and strollers are involved. This morning I pointed out this fact out to the budget committee (Pam Tallmadge, Jim Riticher and myself) and we reallocated funds to correct this this item and/or plan for a large scale trail from Peeler through the park. 

Overall the budget meeting this morning started at 9:30 and ended just before 2 p.m. whereby we went over every line item, asking questions and understanding Dunwoody financial position.  We made a few minor tweaks improving pedestrian safety funding and set the ball into place for major park improvements.  The full budget will be brought in front of the community within the next month and then it will be voted upon by the full council.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Rezoning informational meeting Monday Night for Roberts Drive property across from new Austin Elementary.

Looks to be requesting ten houses where there are now two and the property is located almost directly across from the new Austin Elementary Bus access lane.

Meeting Monday Sept 10th - 6:30 pm at the upper level of Cecil B. Day Sports Center of Dunwoody Baptist Church, 1445 Mount Vernon Rd, 30338.  I also saw that the developer will be visiting the DHA meeting next Sunday to make their pitch to the community.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Dunwoody City Council agenda for Tuesday September 11th - Is Dunwoody Senior Baseball getting a sweetheart deal renting our park land?

Tuesday, September 11th
Dunwoody City Hall
4800 Ashford Dunwoody Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Proclamation - "Outstanding Georgia Citizen Dick Williams" (State Representative Tom Taylor)

Proclamation - "Constitution Week" - Daughters of the American Revolution, Roswell King Chapter - Kathy Marsh

Presentation of Oath of Office to Officer Frank Sommo

CVBD 2nd Quarter Financial Report (Katie Williams)

Program Manager Update - Brook Run Park and North Shallowford Annex (Eric Johnson)

2019 Meeting Schedules City Council, Planning Commission, and Board of Zoning Appeals

Approval of Amendment of City Position Allocation and Compensation Chart (Nicole Stojka)

SECOND READ: Ordinance to Amend the Purchasing Policy

Funding Approval for Stormwater Repairs at 1266 Redfield Ridge & 1811 Vermack Court

Amendment to BM&K Contract for North Shallowford Annex

Presentation and Adoption of PIB Small Area/Market Study (Richard McLeod).

Usage Agreement With Dunwoody Senior Baseball to over schedule excluding local usage?

The City of Dunwoody spent $7 million dollars purchasing land and improving facilities so that local area boys could continue the sport of baseball once they age out of Murphey Candler Little League continuing on  through high school.  This is city property and it should be able to be used by a wider range of Dunwoody residents not just rented out to area baseball programs and weekend tournaments to the highest bidder in order to maximize revenue to the Dunwoody Senior Baseball Program.

Tuesday night City staff is presenting the city council with a use agreement whereby there may be no time available to schedule organized girls softball,  recreational softball leagues, soccer, lacrosse, rugby or just open play.  These are city fields and I want the core function of Dunwoody Senior Baseball allowing teenage boys a place to play to flourish but this should be done in conjunction of a many other uses too.  These are not "Dunwoody Senior Baseball's Fields" they are the "Ballfields at Brook Run Park" therefore I have concerns on the proposal being presented.

New ball fields draw crowds, but can locals play? - Reporter Newspapers

The new baseball fields, located between Peachtree Charter Middle School and Brook Run Park, cost the city about $7 million to build and include artificial turf.  The two fields are busy with league and tournament play, but some City Council members are questioning their openness to general public use.

The ball fields, owned by the city and managed by DSB, opened earlier this year. DSB President Jerry Weiner gave the mayor and City Council an update on the new fields at the Aug. 27 council meeting, saying the fields have attracted national attention from leagues throughout the Southeast.

For example, Perfect Game USA, an amateur baseball league based in Iowa that boasts on its website it is “the world’s largest baseball scouting service” for colleges and Major League Baseball, held tournaments at the fields from June through August, Weiner said. Teams from across the eastern U.S. came to Dunwoody to play with about 300 people per day at the park.

Another baseball league, Triple Crown Sports based in Georgia, brought in 500 people over a weekend in June and will bring in more players and fans in September through November, he said.

“And they used our hotels and restaurants,” Weiner said. “The fields are attracting a lot of attention.”

But Councilmember John Heneghan said it may be time to put a public calendar in place through the Parks and Recreation Department to allow local residents time to use the fields for recreational soccer, softball or kickball leagues.

“We want your program to thrive, but we also want the fields for community uses,” he said. “I see this wonderful play area as a community area, not just for baseball players from all over the Southeast.”

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Rotary Club of Dunwoody’s BBQ fundraiser at Perimeter Mall is being held this coming weekend, Sept 7th & 8th.

Party at Perimeter Mall this weekend.  

Come cook, eat, drink & listen to music and if you are interested in assisting the Rotary Club of Dunwoody there are volunteer slots available too.

Perimeter Mall Parking lot, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, Georgia 30346

Game On capital campaign for Dunwoody High School athletic facilities would like to Thank everyone who donated, as there will now be lights on the field.

We did it together!!! Thank you to everyone who donated.  So many people in our wonderful community, plus current DHS families, as well as alumni, all stepped up to raise $80,000 in less than a month!   Dunwoody High made the official announcement to the students first at Friday’s pep rally and they were so excited!  

Again, thank you!  We will get the ball rolling this week to schedule light installation as soon as possible and will inform the community once we have specific dates. 

Please note that we are not finished!  The Game On! campaign will continue raising money to light up the softball field, add concession/bathrooms and home seating!

Go Wildcats!

For more information about the Game On! Capital Campaign please go to our website:

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Caffeine & Octane Car Show is this Sunday morning at Perimeter Mall - 8 to 11 am

Self driving cars?    Yeah.... No Thanks!

The largest monthly car show in North America is held the first Sunday morning of each month at Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody GA. 8am-11am. 2,500 + cars and 15,000+ fans visit each month. Free to attend and Free to exhibit. Watch the Caffeine & Octane TV Show on the NBC Sports Network.