Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Paths & Trails were a big topic of conversation at the Dunwoody City Council Meeting

Typical Path Foundation Photo - Unobtrusive Paths don't scare me, I just wish we had this space.

Tonight City Council Chambers were at capacity, mostly to provide comments on the trail system but a special Kudos goes out to Peachtree Middle School Principal Michelle Perez who attended our meeting to thank us for the proposal for artificial turf on the PMS Football Field.  

Our meeting started at 5 pm today and there was still a good crowd of citizens who stayed until 9:30 to hear the issues and to make their own comments.  Kudos to them and everyone else who attended and or spoke, either pro or con.

Numerous residents spoke on the draft trail plan and believe it or not, I am a fan of making many of these infrastructure improvements but I would want to scale some of the projects back to 8 feet allowing more room for greenery, trees & shade and this plan does not allow for anything under 10 feet. 

Many residents speaking against the paths were speaking about specific paths that personally affected them, they spoke of problematic aspects of the path plans that they would like to see removed from the plan.  Some of the proposed paths they had issues with were to Dunwoody Elementary School path from the neighborhood, the path along Nancy Creek, the Brook Farm community didn't want a spur, the Stevens Walk Community still wants assurances that a trail would come on their east side of Tilly Mill and finally a resident of North Peachtree questioned the last minute addition of the 10 foot path that was added to the bond list.  On the other side of the coin, there were pro comments wanting path ways added that were missing from the draft plan.

Of the six council members, I seem to be the odd man out, wanting to move more cautiously on these trails because of the negative impacts (real or perceived) on those adjacent to the proposed infrastructure.  We heard general residents saying move forward and others saying this this might be for the greater good, but how is the city going to protect me, my property and my privacy from this 10 foot trail abutting my property, cutting through my backyard?   Those questions were not answered and I can tell you that when it comes to infrastructure installation, the details really matter otherwise it is usually the resident that feels the negative unintended consequences. 

At the end of the council conversation, the mayor pushed back and said this plan should give residents what they want without excessive harm to residents affected.  She questioned the consultants on cost, the order of recommended construction, what paths would serve the greatest good.  She asked about other cities who have installed paths in front of single family homes.  Based on her comments, I am guessing that this master plan will be reviewed and tweaked by staff based on issues raised, it may be vetted to the community again or the subject may be back at the next city council meeting for more discussion and maybe a vote for approval. We'll have to wait and see.

 Heneghan comments of 4/24/23 on trails.

"Today we are discussing the Draft Dunwoody Trail Master Plan that will be set as the defacto trail construction standard and I believe this document needs to be further vetted, tweaked and tightened up to accurately document the desires of our community, especially as related to paths in the residential districts. 

Last week Councilman Lambert and I spent over an hour with 50 residents of a sub-division talking about one sentence in the plan that stated the path would enter into their community where there was no public access point, because that community would prefer to not have path access. 

I was on Council when the Brook Run Trail was conceived, funded and implemented, therefore I am a strong advocate for paths, when they are in the appropriate places.  I was also a strong advocate for the buffering of that trail so not to negatively impact the homeowners adjacent to that path.

Based on current wants and desires of the community, I too want improved infrastructure throughout the city to improve walkability, room for strollers, wheelchairs and even bicycles to be able to move freely within our community.

Unfortunately, I also have grave concerns over the plans being presented today as the negative impacts on the individual homeowners have not been taken into consideration when these paths are placed in front of single-family homes. 

Like all infrastructure projects the devil is in the details, as these plans don’t allow wiggle room to go below 10-foot-wide paths in residential districts, I wish there were other options.  At the very least, the Community should be aware this is happening, public notice should be given and a city-wide conversation should be happening before final approval.   This meeting is a good start, but I think more information sharing and gathering is needed.

I have raised objections to Council and to the community via my blog, as I believe it is an obtrusive overstep of filling the allowed right of way, with excessive concrete which limits greenery & beauty.  Are there no scaled back options at a lower cost that can also serve the greater good?  What are the minimum landscaping measures that accompany these transportation improvements?

These big trail master plans are not fully engineered except that we know 10 feet of concrete is the minimum for a multi-use “Greenway” path  We have no clue as to the actual greenery that will need to be removed, we have not openly discussed these plans with the affected residents along the path, have not discussed the financial considerations or lower cost options, yet this plan could be on the next meeting agenda for formal action including possible approval.  I hope we slow it down a bit.

Public Safety

We purposely installed on the road bike lanes on Mt Vernon and other places so that when 285 is shut down or gridlocked and the traffic enters our surface streets, that there would always be a safety factor on the surface streets to allow fire trucks and ambulances to move freely.  Mount Vernon typically has two 11-foot travel lanes and two 5-foot bike lanes which in the time of need allows all cars to move over to the right allowing emergency vehicles down the middle.    Q1 - The path plan isn’t very clear, what is the current width of Mt. Vernon and can cars still maneuver out of the way of emergency vehicles?

Right of Way / Property Rights / Buffers / Screening

I have read in this document that working within the right of way is the goal but at times easements or property purchase will be needed to make these plans a reality.  If the resident refuses easements or sale, I am guessing the first option is to move the path or modify the width of the trail.  If a resident refuses to sell or grant an easement for the project, then I guess the Council may need to consider eminent domain to acquire the rights needed to move forward.

Question raised by resident - There are numerous buffers identified whereby the path has to have a minimum buffer from the road but there is no minimum buffer between the edge of the trail and a home.  There is no discussion of the city screening the trail from homes.  Why not?  Q2 - Are these buffering and screening decisions of Council to make with every project or is it better to have guiding principles listed now for uniformity in buffering & screening throughout the city?

Calm Streets

The path plan states - Calm streets are located where both traffic volumes and speeds are low; they are designed in collaboration with neighbors to give priority to pedestrians and bicycle riders.   Calm streets work best where there are already sidewalks or where sidewalks can be included. (page number 14 or page 20 of 88).

This draft Trail Master Plan also envisions "calm streets" with forced traffic calming measures like speed humps.  We currently have a traffic calming policy that is data driven, requires neighborhood buy in and resident payment for the upkeep of the traffic measures.  Q3 - How does this Calm Streets path plan relate to our traffic calming policy?

There are no sidewalks where Calm Streets are listed (Sudbury, Dunkirrin, Riverglenn Circle)?  Do sidewalks go in before the citizens vote?  What if I want this on my street but it is not listed on the plan, can you install, who pays?

Finally in E7 - There is section of 10 foot concrete greenway along the Doraville / Dunwoody border where Doraville just approved numerous town homes on their side of the creek and the Dunwoody homes directly adjacent to that creek already have a flooding history.   As a neighbor in that community, I would like more details as to the specifics of this path to ensure building in the floodplain will not negatively impact the Dunwoody homes.

Again, my hope would be to slow down this process and have several open houses so the residents can provide appropriate feedback as to the trails directly affecting them.  We had numerous data gathering sessions on the front end of this project and I would suggest that we do the same on the back end so that it accurately matches the desires of the community.

I appreciate the Citizen input and research done by the Path Foundation, but I don't think this draft report is ready for prime time, let alone ready for approval for full implementation.  

Thanks, now let’s get back to those three questions I had.


Sunday, April 23, 2023

Dunwoody City Council Meeting Agendas for Monday April 24 at 5 & 6 PM (Commercial Market Update, 2023 Community Survey, PCMS Turf Field, Draft Path Discussion)

Special Called
April 24, 2023 - 5:00 PM

Agenda 5 pm  - City Site Agenda 

City Council meetings are live-streamed on the City of Dunwoody’s Facebook page

They are also available for viewing (no two way communication) on Zoom,
https://dunwoodyga-gov.zoom.us/j/82324264973  or  phone +14702509358,,82324264973#

Reports - Overview of the Commercial Office Market and Perimeter Market Conditions (Ken Ashley, Aileen Almassy, Ann Hanlon)

April 24, 2023 - 6:00 PM

6 PM meeting looks to use the same dial in numbers as 5 PM meeting.on Zoom,
https://dunwoodyga-gov.zoom.us/j/82324264973  or  phone +14702509358,,82324264973#

Agenda 6 pm  - City Site Agenda 

City Council meetings are live-streamed on the City of Dunwoody’s Facebook page

They are also available for viewing (no two way communication) on Zoom,
https://dunwoodyga-gov.zoom.us/j/83571238287  or  phone +14702509358,,83571238287#

You can access the video after the meeting on the City of Dunwoody’s YouTube page.


Public comments - in person 3 min each / 30 min max with additional at end of meeting if needed.

Sustainability Hero Awards and Sustainability Committee Update 

Results of the 2023 Community Survey and the detailed answers to every question.

Approval of Contract with DeKalb Community Service Board to Provide a Licensed Behavioral Health Clinician to DPD

Resolution Appointing a Member to Serve on the Audit Committee - LaRee Holloway

Resolution Appointing Members to Serve on the Sustainability Committee - Gayatri Chamdra & Larry Heiman

Funding Authorization for 2428 Sandell Drive Storm Repairs

Renewal of Property & Liability Insurance with GIRMA

North Shallowford Road Properties Budget Allocation - PCMS Field Turf & Brook Run Maintenance Facility

Park Naming Campaign for the Vermack Road and Roberts Drive Park Properties

Presentation and Discussion of Draft Dunwoody Trail Master Plan

Friday, April 21, 2023

Results of the 2023 City of Dunwoody Community Survey are released and will be discussed Monday at City Council Meeting.

 Link to Full Survey Results all 195 pages of information.

The results of the 2023 community survey are in and will be presented at Monday nights City Council Meeting.

Lots of great information to gleam from the data to find items to work towards in order to improve the city.  One small take away from the data is that 60.4% of the respondents to the survey indicated they had lived in the city fifteen years or less, meaning the majority of residents were not present at the time of incorporation.   Just thought it was an interesting tidbit.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Green Eggs & Kegs Festival at The Village Dunwoody - Saturday - supporting Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

 Event Link

The Heneghan's are going to be taking a break from the Lemonade Day's fun on Saturday and attend the Green Eggs & Kegs event in the Village where your entry ticket provides an overwhelming amount of food samples, complementary cocktails, outstanding music entertainment in an inviting atmosphere, which also supports a great cause.  The weather forecast at the moment looks like the afternoon is going to be spectacular, please join us.

Don't Miss out on the best party in the 'burbs! 2022 sold out so buy your tickets today!

2nd Annual Green Eggs & Kegs Festival at The Village Dunwoody

A Community Gathering in Support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

Big Green Eggs & Kegs 2023 will showcase local hospitality owners, live music, beer, and spirits. This ticketed event will be hosted throughout the Dunwoody Village courtyard and parking lot in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Rain or Shine!!


VIP ticket holders gain exclusive entry at noon. VIP privileges include exclusive tastings from 12-1pm, unlimited food and beverage, event t-shirt, private lounge and restrooms.

General Admission ticket entry starts at 1 p.m and unlimited food and beverage is included.

Live Music! Headlining: Family Truckster & Sucker Punch with Mike Casey and Jason Martin playing for VIPs from 12-1pm.

Great Food!    18+ food stations!    All cooking will be done on donated Big Green Eggs.

This community event is made possible by Discover Dunwoody with help of our sponsors: Big Green Egg, Regency Centers, ASW Distillery, Califino, Kona Brewing, Tucker Brewing, Wicked Weed, Babylonstoren, New Belgium Brewing, The Ned, Old Forester, Gate City Brewing, Bacardi Rum, Sweetwater Brewing, Tres Agaves, United Distributors, Eagle Rock Distributors, Chatel Farms, Aussie Select, and Sysco.

People's Choice Best Taste Voting Contest!!

** No dogs-No chairs!

Draft Dunwoody Trail Master Plan to be discussed at Monday April 24th Dunwoody City Council Meeting. @PATHFoundation

Earlier this week staff provided the City Council the draft Dunwoody Trail Master Plan so that we could be ready to discuss it on Monday April 24th, therefore I thought it only fair that this public document be disseminated for all to review.  

I have raised my objections in the past, to the planned 10 to 12 ft wide concrete paths planned in front of single family homes as I believe it is an obtrusive overstep of property rights by filling the allowed right of way with excessive concrete which limits greenery & beauty.  These types of projects negatively impact the immediate homeowners and adjacent communities by removing trees & vegetative buffers whereby I do not believe the juice is worth the squeeze.  

What if that was your house in the path of that project and City Hall wanted to move forward.  I see it as an over step & no one should have to suffer that much for the possible "greater good".  This week I have heard from several residents of oversteps by "City Hall" (or a contractor) which clear cut and disseminated their property far more than was was needed in or to make the project easy for the construction crew.   These big trail master plans are not engineered, we have no clue as to the greenery that will need to be removed, we have not openly discussed with the affected residents, have not discussed the financial considerations or lower cost options, yet the word I received was that this plan could be on the May 8th agenda for formal action including possible approval.

There are plans for a 10 foot greenway path along N Nancy Creek whereby this path would cut through the backyards of peoples homes, if Council approves such a plan are we planning on eminent domain takings from our own citizens?  There is another section of 10 foot concrete greenway along the Doraville / Dunwoody border where Doraville just approved numerous town homes on their side of the creek and the Dunwoody homes directly adjacent to that creek already has a flooding history, but hey lets add more impervious surfaces near these homes because they don't suffer enough.

Tonight I am talking to a neighborhood to address their concerns of these plans and their one main question is...  Are we the City of Dunwoody forcing "gated communities" to allow open access to proposed trails?   My answer is No but I am only one vote of seven - it is hard for me to make promises for this or any future councils.

Trail access points are being proposed near Dunwoody Elementary where they do not currently exist which may completely change student drop off routines, placing numerous cars entering a small cul-de-sac where no one drives now.  The plan is to control that public street where anyone can drive, with signs asking them politely not to do that. I'm not sure this public street access issue is easily controlled with just signage, because if signage worked then so would the “No Through Traffic - Local Traffic Only” signs.

This trail master plan document is in direct conflict in a number of points with the bond referendum documents released last week, based on where specific trails should and should not be.

This draft Trail Master Plan also envisions "calm streets" with forced traffic calming measures like speed humps.  We currently have a traffic calming policy that is data driven and requires neighborhood buy in.  The report lists several "calm streets" locations where there are no existing sidewalks and in neighborhoods where I have personally heard from neighbors where they do not want these types of measures in their quiet neighborhoods.   Based on the text of the Plan as quoted below, these types of measures would need to be removed and maybe just regular 6 foot sidewalks installed instead?

Calm streets are located where both traffic volumes and speeds are low; they are designed in collaboration with neighbors to give priority to pedestrians and bicycle riders.   Calm streets work best where there are already sidewalks or where sidewalks can be included. (page number 14 or page 20 of 88).
I appreciate the research done by the Path Foundation but I don't think this report is ready for prime time, let alone ready for approval for full implementation.   Just my 2 cents.

Our next meeting is Monday April 24th at 6pm and I will know for sure by Thursday of this week if this subject is going to be added to the official City Council agenda for discussion.

Dunwoody City Council recertifies as a City of Ethics and strives to live within our stated Vision, Mission & Values everyday.

Last week the Dunwoody City Council passed a resolution readopting ethics principals and pledges for purposes of being re-certified as a City of Ethics and I have been asked to sign the document on Monday when I return to City Hall, therefore I figured this was worth sharing.  It basically says ...

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the governing authority of the City of Dunwoody, Georgia, that as a group and as individuals, the governing authority hereby readopts and rededicates itself to the following ethics principles and pledges to continue to conduct its affairs accordingly:

* Serve Others, Not Ourselves
* Use Resources With Efficiency and Economy
* Treat All People Fairly
* Use The Power of Our Position For The Well Being Of Our Constituents
* Create An Environment Of Honesty, Openness And Integrity

Besides a simple resolution the City of Dunwoody strives to live up to its posted Vision, Mission & Values as found on the City Website.


Dunwoody fosters a thriving, vibrant, and inclusive community with exceptional neighborhoods and an innovative, responsible business environment.

Mission Statement

Dunwoody is the choice for residents, businesses and visitors seeking a connected community that is safe, friendly and engaged. Through excellent services and forward-thinking planning, Dunwoody continues to enhance the quality of life for those who live, work and visit here.



The goals of the City of Dunwoody and its governing body are to make Dunwoody a better community, built on mutual respect and trust, and to promote and maintain the highest standards of personal and professional conduct among all involved in City government – elected officials; City staff; volunteers; and members of the City’s boards, commissions and committees.


 The proper operation of democratic government requires that decision-makers be independent, impartial, and accountable to the people they serve. The City of Dunwoody representatives intend to act pursuant to the ethics as delineated in the Charter in order to promote and maintain the highest standards of personal and professional conduct in the City's government. All elected and appointed officials, City employees, volunteers, and others who participate in the City's government will subscribe to those ethics, understand how it applies to their specific responsibilities, and practice its values in their work. Because we seek public confidence in the City's services and public trust of its decision-makers, our decisions and our work must meet the most demanding ethical standards and demonstrate the highest levels of achievement in following this code.

As the governing body of the City of Dunwoody, we represent as follows:

(1) As representatives of the City of Dunwoody, we will be ethical.

(a) We are trustworthy, acting with the utmost integrity and moral courage.
(b) We are truthful, do what we say we will do, and are dependable.
(c) We will make impartial decisions, free of bribes, unlawful gifts, narrow political interests, and financial and other personal interests that impair the independence of our judgment and actions.
(d) We will be fair, distributing benefits and burdens according to consistent and equitable criteria.
(e) We will extend equal opportunities and due process to all parties in matters under consideration. If we engage in unilateral meetings and discussions, we do so without making voting decisions.
(f ) We will show respect for persons, confidences, and information designated as "confidential."
(g) We will use our title(s) only when conducting official City business, for information purposes, or as an indication of background and expertise, carefully considering whether we are exceeding or appearing to exceed our authority.

(2) As representatives of the City of Dunwoody, we will be professional.
(a) We will apply our collective knowledge and expertise to our assigned activities and to the interpersonal relationships that are part of our job in a consistent, confident, competent, and productive manner.
(b) We will approach our job and work-related relationships with a positive attitude.
(c) We will keep our professional knowledge and skills current and growing.

(3) As representatives of the City of Dunwoody, we will be service- oriented.
(a) We will provide friendly, receptive, and courteous service to everyone.
(b) We will be attuned to, and care about, the needs and issues of citizens, public officials, and city workers.
(c) In our interactions with constituents, we will be interested, engaged, and responsive.

(4) As representatives of the City of Dunwoody, we will be fiscally responsible and transparent.
(a) We will make decisions after prudent consideration of their financial impact, taking into account the long-term financial needs of the City, especially its financial stability which are transparent to the City residents and businesses.
(b) We will demonstrate concern for the proper use of City assets (e.g., personnel, time, property, equipment, funds) and follow established procedures.
(c) We will make good financial decisions that seek to preserve programs and services for City residents.

(5) As representatives of the City of Dunwoody, we will be organized.

(a) We will act in an efficient manner, making decisions and recommendations based upon research and facts, taking into consideration short and long term goals.
(b) We will follow through in a responsible way, keeping others informed, and responding in a timely fashion.
(c) We will be respectful of established City processes and guidelines.

(6) As representatives of the City of Dunwoody, we will be communicative.
(a) We will convey the City's care for and commitment to its citizens.
(b) We will communicate in various ways that we are approachable, open- minded and willing to participate in dialogue.
(c) We will engage in effective communication, by listening carefully, asking questions, and determining an appropriate response which adds value to conversations.

(7) As representatives of the City of Dunwoody, we will be collaborative.
(a) We will act in a cooperative manner with groups and other individuals, working together in a spirit of tolerance and understanding.
(b) We will work towards consensus building and gain value from diverse opinions.
(c) We will accomplish the goals and responsibilities of our individual positions, while respecting our roles as members of a team.
(d) We will consider the broader regional and Statewide implications of the City's decisions and issues.

(8) As representatives of the City of Dunwoody, we will be progressive.
(a) We will exhibit a proactive, innovative approach to setting goals and conducting the City's business.
(b) We will display a style that maintains consistent standards, but is also sensitive to the need for compromise, "thinking outside the box," and improving existing paradigms when necessary.
(c) We will promote intelligent and thoughtful innovation in order to forward the City's policy agenda and City services.

Monday, April 17, 2023

2023 Dunwoody Lemonade Days Festival kicks off Wednesday - suggestions for your visit. @LemonadeDays

Lemonade Days Festival is held at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody (4770 North Peachtree Road).

Dunwoody's Annual Spring Festival, Lemonade Day's presented by the Dunwoody Preservation Trust remembering the tornado of 1998 that flattened sections of our community, snapped trees like twigs and took a mans life has returned to the typical April timeframe this year and it looks like the weather will be great all weekend!  We are once again making Lemonade from Lemons and am hopeful for a sweet event.  A personal thank you to Hope Follmer and all the volunteers & sponsors who assist in making this a fabulous event.

Based on past experience, I can tell you that Wednesday & Thursday are the best days to purchase a wristband for unlimited rides as the crowds are light and the lines extremely short. The cost of wristbands on Wednesday & Thursday is $20.00 but the cost jumps to $30 starting Friday.  If your children don't have after school commitments on these days you may want to visit these days to maximize your ride per dollar ratio as the numbers will typically drop significantly come the weekend.  

A large number Middle School Students will make a bee line to Brook Run after school on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday as there is a secure book bag check in area at the festival to ensure those Chromebooks do not get lost.  Middle Schooler's running in packs at Lemonade Day's without direct parental oversight is a right of passage for many as the park is safe because the crowd is all local until about 7 pm on Friday when the carnival area is taken over by teenagers & college kids with cars.  Friday night usually gets busy and then on Saturday and Sunday the park is over run with visitors from near & far.  

Parents, please note that there is now a dedicated drop off / pick up point in the new parking lot as you enter Brook Run on Peeler Rd and take a left immediately after crossing the walking / bike trail as this location has easy access into the park, a well lit parking lot with a pavilion and a restroom.

Besides the carnival rides, the food choices for festival goers will include everything from hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken and BBQ to foods with an Asian, Italian, Indian and/or Hispanic flair. For those just wanting a snack, there will be popcorn, funnel cakes and pretzels and for a cool treat yogurt, Italian ice and ice cream. Cold craft and domestic beer and delicious wine are also available. 

The 2023 Dunwoody Authors Bookstore at Lemonade Days (open Saturday & Sunday) is delighted to bring you local authors and friends! Each of the featured authors will have their fabulous works for purchase at the booth and will be available to sign your copy.  Check the schedule here.

Another highlight of the festival is the Children's Petting Zoo & Pony Rides which is only available on Sunday; the weekend also brings various vendors at the County Store selling arts & crafts, there is music everyday starting Thursday and then there is the Dunwoody Idol music competition happening on Saturday.   Finally, the Dunwoody Community is blessed to have our long term (in operation for 50 Years!) dance studio, Dan and Company performing on Sunday.

Parking for Lemonade Days is available at:

  • St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church
  • Kingswood United Methodist Church
  • St. Barnabas Church
  • Peachtree Middle School (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only)
  • Back of Brook Run Park - new back entrance available on Barclay next to Fire Station.

Some Parking Areas Are Paid Parking

Please be conscious of NO Parking signs during Sunday Church schedules.

Uber/Lyft/Parent Drop-off & Pick-up will be located in the 90 spot parking area in front of the small pavilion across from the Great Lawn. Look for the sign.

Brook Run Dog Park: If you’re planning on using the Dog Park at Brook Run, we won’t get in your way at all. Just please use the Peeler Road entrance to the Park, and a friendly volunteer will point you in the right direction from there.  SORRY, NO PETS ALLOWED in the Festival Area.

I will be working the City tent Saturday morning before my bride and I head over to Barn, for the Green Eggs & Kegs event for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), but I plan to be at the Lemonade Days festival every day.  If you see me at the event, please pull me aside to introduce yourself as I would love to chat to hear what is on your mind.  Thanks    John Heneghan

Sunday, April 16, 2023

John & Kristin Heneghan at Biplane Rides over Atlanta


A couple of months back we attended the DHS 50th Anniv. fund raising event at Barn and unbeknownst to my bride, I won a silent auction for an hour long tour of Atlanta from the sky in an open biplane.  

So in honor of our 27th wedding anniversary, my lovely bride & I took off from PDK Saturday evening at 7 pm to get the sunset tour of the city and we were not disappointed! 

We departed to the North East seeing Stone Mountain, circled Lake Lanier, went west to Cumming, south along 400 down through Alpheretta, Roswell, buzzed a little east through Sandy Springs, over Perimeter Mall then circled downtown as it was getting dark and returned to PDK seeing all of Chamblee as we banked a hard right hand turn over Huntley Hills, flying over North Peachtree Road to line up with the runway a little to our right.

As 100% of my donation for the airplane ride went to Dunwoody High School, I am happy to honor Biplane Rides Over Atlanta for their generosity to our community.   Kristin and I had a great time, we highly recommend the experience as it will be one we remember for a long time. 

Watch the video linked above as I don't think the smile ever left Kristin's face!



Friday, April 14, 2023

Dunwoody High School 50th Anniversary celebration takes place today (Saturday) from 11:30 till 4 pm.

Dunwoody High School Alumni, current DHS families and all future Wildcats are invited to see what makes Dunwoody High a very special learning environment for our community.  Help us celebrate the 50 year Anniversary!

Our final 50th anniversary event is THIS SATURDAY 11:30-4pm! Any and all are welcome to our DHS open house! Here is the rundown for the day:

11:30-4pm: Food trucks - Eat Dis BBQ & Patty Wagon ATL
11:30-4pm: Art Gala in main hallway
11:30-2pm: SGA offers school tours on the half hour
11:30-4pm: Club and Pathway Expo in cafeteria
12-1:30pm: Legends of Dunwoody (former and present staff greats) in media center
1:45-2:45pm: Performing Arts "Showdown" (chorus, band, drama, and orchestra) in auditorium
3-4pm: Alumni/Staff Flag Football Game on the turf field
4pm & beyond: After party at Bar{n} Booze & Bites in Dunwoody Village!

Even if you can't make it, you can still help support us today by donating to DHS' future @ dunwoodyalumni.org/DHS50

50 years for DHS


Dunwoody High School will host an open house -- the final event of its 50th Anniversary celebration -- tomorrow, April 15 from 11:30 - 4 p.m. Mayor Lynn Deutsch presented Dunwoody High School Principal Tom Bass with a proclamation acknowledging the milestone this week. Watch video