Friday, February 28, 2020

Porter Brew & Que is offering a 50% donation on all beer flights to the Dunwoody Police Foundation purchased in March

Purchase a flight of locally crafted beer during March & 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Dunwoody Police Foundation. 

Porter Brew & Que
5486 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Wednesday evening I stopped by Porter Brew & Que located in a corner of the Shops of Dunwoody, in Dunwoody Village next door to the Dunwoody Tavern who was hosting an event to support the Dunwoody Police Foundation and I received a full tour of the brewery, the smoke house, and the kitchen.   The establishment is under the new management of Dunwoody resident Greg Gordon and besides great BBQ, 50 different types of bourbon, six different beers on tap at all times, the brewery is always trying new beer recipes including an experiment of hard seltzer.   

Please stop by Porter's to buy a flight and support the Dunwoody Police Foundation.

City of Dunwoody seeks public input on 5 year Comprehensive Plan update for 2020 - Saturday from 1 to 3 at City Hall

The City of Dunwoody will seek public input as part of “Dunwoody Next,” the Comprehensive Plan update for 2020. With guidance from Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs, the City of Dunwoody revisits and revises its Comprehensive Plan every five years to help refine the community’s vision for the future.

Saturday February 29th from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dunwoody City Hall
4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, Georgia

The 2020 update will include two important public input sessions. Community members are encouraged to attend and share their ideas about future priorities. The first public input session will be held on Saturday, February 29th from 1 to 3 p.m. at Dunwoody City Hall, 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road. The public will have a second chance to provide input during Lemonade Days at an informational booth set up between 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 at Brook Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Road.

A team from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) will serve as project manager for this process, gathering input and providing analysis of opportunities and needs for the City. Later in 2020, recommended updates will be presented to the Dunwoody City Council for consideration.

 Nov 2019 Presentation of the Comprehensive Plan 5 year update-Kickoff Meeting

 October 2019 Resolution Appointing the Sounding Board Members for the Comprehensive Plan 5-year Update

2015 RESOLUTION: Adopt the Comprehensive Plan Five Year Update of the City of Dunwoody.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Dunwoody's All Saints Annual Lenten Fish Fry serves up over 1,000 meals per night - Baked Salmon, Fried Shrimp and the Clam Chowder are my favorites!

The busiest restaurant in Dunwoody - over 1,000 meals served in just 3 hours

Fish Frys are back for 2020 Lent! Skip the cooking and come enjoy a delicious seafood meal with your family, friends and other Dunwoody residents.

My family attends All Saint's Catholic Church and I'm a member of the Knights of Columbus, a fraternal service organization dedicated to providing charitable services.  The Knights' biggest fundraising event is our “WORLD FAMOUS” FISH FRY, which started Wednesday and continues for the next six consecutive Friday nights with the last serving occurring on Friday, April 3rd.

As a member of the Knights, I can tell you that the article in the AJC is correct; the Friday night fish fry is very busy, the food is fresh, and the service with numerous volunteers is incredible.  At one point last year, we were serving a meal every 13 seconds, and all of the funds were pushed back into community charity work.
Knights of Columbus
 All Saints Catholic Church - Gym
Lower Parking Lot
Friday's from 5 pm to 8 pm
2443 Mount Vernon Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

All profits go to our many K of C charities. Meals are $9, or $11 for salmon. Senior discounts of $1 for 60+ from 5-6pm.  Beer, wine, and desserts available. Take out or dine in.  Cash and credit cards accepted.  This event is open to the community. All are welcome!

2020 Fish Frys 5PM to 8PM   -  Friday, February 28,  Friday, March 6,  Friday, March 13,  Friday, March 20,  Friday, March 27, and the final fish fry on Friday, April 3.

Head to the church gym in the lower level parking lot. All profits go to the many charities served throughout the year by the Knights of Columbus.

RIP Mary Meehan, long time neighbor in Dunwoody North

Such a Wonderful lady, Mary will be missed by many.

Mary Ann Loud Meehan of Dunwoody, GA (formerly of Arlington, MA) passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the age of 80.

Mary was born December 16, 1939 in Cambridge, MA as one of six children to the late Arthur and Lillian Loud. She was a giver, and her influence on her community and family was remarkable. Mary attended Sacred Heart High School in East Cambridge and went on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts She worked as a chemist with Tyco Laboratories, Inc. until pregnant with her second child in 1966, one of her projects being the design of a liner for the inside of cola cans to prevent their corrosion by the cola. She went on to raise seven children. When her youngest began kindergarten in 1986, Mary began working for All Saints Catholic Church, first working to digitize the church membership, then later as a Bookkeeper and Director of Communications. Up until her death, she worked each week to produce the church bulletin. She enjoyed teaching second grade religious education – preparing the children for their first penance and first communion. Every Sunday, she coordinated bringing Eucharist to the sick and would spend seemingly limitless time visiting with each person. She remained active coordinating and participating in her weekly Tai Chi class. Her impact on the community has been widespread and her loss will be felt greatly.

Mary most adored being with family as they gathered for meals especially at holidays and birthdays. She always welcomed extended family and friends to these meals, as there was plenty of food with leftovers for all. Her children and grandchildren were her greatest joy and her influence on their lives will be felt for generations.

Mary is survived by her husband of 55 years, Robert E. Meehan, and her children: Richard Meehan (Ade) of Duluth, GA; Susan Clark (James) of Stockbridge GA; Karen Ashley (Ken) of Dunwoody GA; Jim Meehan (Lebee) of Huntsville, AL; Tom Meehan (Elizabeth) of Franklin, IN; Nancy Meehan of Lilburn, GA; and Carole Meehan of Medford, MA; her grandchildren: Fiona and Reilly Meehan; Kevin Lee; Joshua (Olivia) and April Clark; Jonathan, Noah, Meghan, and Anna Ashley; Lorcan Meehan; Garrett and Connor Meehan; Maggie Tomaszewski; and great-grandson James Clark. She was preceded in death by her older brother Arthur Loud (Mary Ellen) and survived by her siblings, Sister Barbara Loud of Arlington, MA; William Loud (Marianne) of Burlington, MA; Ruth Auger (Larry) of Rochester, NY; James Loud of Redondo Beach, CA, as well as dozens of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will receive visitors at H.M. Patterson & Son – Oglethorpe Hill, Brookhaven on Monday, March 2 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. A Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, March 3 at 10:30 AM at All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Regis College in Mary’s memory, class of 1961.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Dunwoody City Council agenda for Monday Feb 24, 2020

Monday, February 24, 2020
Dunwoody City Hall
4800 Ashford Dunwoody Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30338


Discover Dunwoody Gateway & Wayfinding Plan

SECOND READ: Review and Consideration of Text Amendments Regarding Construction Fence Wrap (Chapter 20)

5. SECOND READ: Review and Consideration of Text Amendments Regarding Breweries (Chapters 27)

SECOND READ: MA 19-03: Laurel David, Attorney on Behalf of Branch Ashwood Associates, L.P., Owner of 1250 Meadow Lane Road, and 500, 600, and 700 Ashwood Parkway, Seeks a Major Modification to Conditions of Zoning. The Tax Parcel Numbers for the Site are 18-350-02-001, 18-350-02-003, 18-349-01-037, and 18-349-01-046

SECOND READ: Review and Consideration of Text Amendments Regarding an Entertainment District (Chapter 4)

Resolution to Increase the Assessment of the Annual Cost of Maintaining and Operating Streetlights in Established Streetlight Districts

Resolution to Create a Commercial Streetlight District

Approval of a Contract Amendment with Wolverton for Final Design of the Ashford Dunwoody Commuter Trail Phase II

Approval of an Agreement for the Brook Run Skate Park Concessionaire

Approval of Contract With RedSpeed for the Installation and Implementation of School Zone Speed Detection Cameras

Dunwoody's Bob Fiscella gives a great interview on the What's Up Dunwoody Podcast, talks Dunwoody, Schools, broadcasting, Ted Turner and Braves World Series

Bob Fiscella is a friend of mine or maybe a better leadoff quote is that Bob Fiscella is a friend to everyone.  He's a great guy who is involved in community affairs, schools, supporting athletics and other philanthropy.  Bob is a real estate agent with Keller Williams who has served and sold every Dunwoody community in his long career. 

Before becoming a real estate agent in 2007, Bob was an Emmy award-winning sports anchor for CNN & Fox where he covered the Braves and interviewed numerous celebrities like Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, and former NBA great Bill Russell.   When he wasn't interviewing celebrities, he was known to hang out and drinking coffee with Ted Turner during the early days of CNN.  

Over the long Presidents day weekend, my family and I spent a few days away and I was able to listen to a few podcasts on the long ride.   Bob was interviewed by Matt Weber and Justin Dike over on the What's Up Dunwoody Podcast and Charming Bob did a nice interview as expected.  Bob has served on the Dunwoody Homeowners Association for many years, he has run for the City Council when the City was newly formed and has now taken up the mantel for changes in our school system.  

Listen to his interview on What's Up as I think you will be entertained as well as informed.  If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Dunwoody, I trust Bob and he has assisted my friends in the past.   Thanks

141 - Bob Fiscella - The Voice of Dunwoody Wildcats Football

Wings and Wheels / Children's Event at the Dunwoody Library - Saturday 10 am to 2 pm

Join us for We Love the Library Day celebrating Wings & Wheels! This free event will be filled with activities for kids and for the inner kid in everyone, including operating model trains, exploring a police car, getting to know some colorful birds, and a book reading by Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch.

There will be refreshments, crafts, a silent auction and photo opportunities, including one with a giant balloon biplane. Everyone also will get to take home a souvenir.


10:15 – 10:45 Story time with Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch

10:30 – 12:30 Model train exhibits presented by the North Atlanta O-Gauge Railroad Club

11:00 – 12:00 Explore a police car from the Dunwoody Police Department

11:15 – 12:15 Create a beautiful pinwheel to take home

1:30 Parrot show by ParrotPro Productions

This event is sponsored by Friends of the Dunwoody Library and is free and open to the public. For more details, visit our website

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Dunwoody City Council Agenda for Monday Feb 10th and preview of Planning Commision meeting of Tuesday discussing proposed zoning changes to Village.

Monday, February 10, 2020
Dunwoody City Hall
4800 Ashford Dunwoody Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30338


Presentation of 4th Quarter 2019 Internal Audit Report - findings on Dunwoody Senior Baseball (Bill Mulcahy)

Discover Dunwoody 2019 Financials and Report (Katie Williams)

 FIRST READ: MA 19-03: Laurel David, Attorney on Behalf of Branch Ashwood Associates, L.P., Owner of 1250 Meadow Lane Road, and 500, 600, and 700 Ashwood Parkway, Seeks a Major Modification to Conditions of Zoning - removal of a bank. The Tax Parcel Numbers for the Site are 18-350-02-001, 18-350-02-003, 18-349-01-037, and 18-349-01-046

FIRST READ: Review and Consideration of Text Amendments Regarding Construction Fence Wrap (Chapter 20)

FIRST READ: Review and Consideration of Text Amendments Regarding Breweries (Chapters 27)

FIRST READ: Review and Consideration of Text Amendments Regarding an Entertainment District (Chapter 4)

SECOND READ: SLUP 19-03: Paul Ludwig on behalf of Saint Barnabas Anglican Church at 4795 North Peachtree Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338 seeks a Supplement Land Use Permit to allow for an addition of classroom space and administrative offices to supplement their institution.The tax
parcel ID for this site is 18 354 13 030.

RESOLUTION - Appointment of Members to Serve on the Dunwoody Development Authority - Terri Polk & Susan Mitchell

RESOLUTION - Appointment of Member to Serve on Discover Dunwoody Board - Ricardo Gonzalo

RESOLUTION - Support of Local Government Infrastructure Finance Authority & Broadband Funding Option

Funding Approval for Design Services of Perimeter Center East Park Property

On Tuesday the Dunwoody Planning Commission is meeting and they have discussions taking place on the proposed changes to the zoning of Dunwoody Village.  Once the Planning Commission hears, approves, modifies or makes suggestions to the zoning plan, the next move will be to the City Council for more hearings, changes and possible approval.  I will be following this matter closely and listening to the various points raised.  I also believe the Dunwoody Homeowners Association (have you paid your dues?) will be discussing this same matter on Sunday night so you may want to attend to listen or weigh in there.

Dunwoody Planning Commission
Dunwoody City Hall
Tuesday Feb 11th - 6 p.m.
Agenda and link to live stream the meeting.

Review and consideration of new Dunwoody Village District Zoning Regulations (Chapter 27) 
Resolution to adopt updates to the Dunwoody Village Master Plan

City of Dunwoody is getting ready to design and build a new park in Perimeter Center.

Pet-Friendly Pocket Park with Gathering/Play Areas & Nature Trails in Perimeter Center

The Perimeter Center East Park is a small pocket park nestled behind Perimeter Center East providing public green space to local residents within walking distance. The park’s proposed facilities include a walking path, a central plaza with a water feature, a small playground and additional space for a sculpture plaza and greenery. The central plaza water feature will contain water movement creating pleasant background sounds for park users by helping eliminate traffic noise from adjacent roads. A water fountain with a pet bowl is planned for the area’s four-legged residents.

Connected by a 10-foot brick walkway around the perimeter, the park will include benches and swings along the walk. The lower section of the park will serve as a retention pond, surrounded by nature trails with a wood chip surface in areas that are not prone to flooding or standing water.
The space will provide areas for people to gather, walk pets, enjoy nature trails and allow children to play. Approximately 50 parking spaces should be available. As with the other parks, the site will include waste receptacles and dog waste bag dispensers.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Dunwoody do you have external security cameras? Let the DPD know so if needed to solve a local crime, they can ask you to review footage.

The Dunwoody Police Department is introducing the #SilentPartnersProgram - a new community initiative designed to fight crime with new technology. Using a network of security cameras and license plate readers (LPRs), the department will partner with residents and business owners to share and stream video footage that may assist in solving and preventing crime.

The Dunwoody Police Department has developed a secure mapping system that will identify locations of private cameras that might be helpful in solving personal and property crimes.

The portal provides the location of registered cameras. If a crime occurs near a camera listed on the map, investigators may request video footage for a specific time period to look for suspicious cars, people or other evidence. Cooperation with any request is voluntary and confidential, and only law enforcement personnel will have access to the portal.

VOLUNTARY AND CONFIDENTIAL Registration in the Silent Partner program means only alerting Dunwoody’s Police Department that your home or business has security cameras and the areas covered. We’ll do the rest. If detectives feel that your camera’s footage could help, you will be contacted. Cooperation with any request is voluntary. Once provided, only law enforcement personnel would have access to the portal. Register here.

Visit for more information and to register.