Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Dunwoody Update: Bike to Lunch, City Council Meetings, Memorial Day Ceremony, Award, Kids to Park Day, Food Truck Thursday, Dunwoody Art Festival, Ask the FCC

1. Bike to Lunch …. Tomorrow, May 8, we will have our annual “Bike to Lunch” day. We will meet at city hall at 12:15 PM and leave city hall at 12:30 PM sharp. You can ride your bike to city hall or haul to city hall and ride it from there. We will bike to Tin Lizzy’s for lunch via the new trail bridge over Nancy Creek. It will be an easy pace ride so don’r worry about being left behind. Let’s get a whole herd of bikers.

2, May City Council Meetings … Since the 4th Monday of May falls during the Memorial Day Holiday our CC meetings in May are on the 1st and 3rd Monday’s of May. Thus the next meeting will be on May 20 at 6 PM. Prior to this meeting there will be a Facility Authority (FA) meeting starting at 5 PM to discuss/grant a long term lease to the Spruill Center of the Arts. This is the same thing we granted the DNC over a year ago. The FA granting a long term lease with the city enhances the non-profit’s ability to raise funds from donors.

3. June City Council Meeting … There will only be one city council in June as several council members will be attending the annual Georgia Municipal Assoc. convention Jun 21 - 24.

4. Memorial Day Ceremony … This annual Dunwoody Memorial Day Ceremony will take place on May 27 at 10 AM in Brook Run Park at the Veterans Memorial. Come honor those that honored us with their supreme sacrifice of their live. I would like to see huge turnout to honor those that we all owe so much.

5. Award … I was recently given the “Bridge Builder” award from the DC CEO Michael Thurmond. I want each of you to know that part of that award belongs to you!

6. Dunwoody Kids to Park Day … The event will take place May 18 starting at 5 PM at Brook Run Park. All kinds of great fun ending with a movie at dusk .. bring the “troops” for family fun.

7. Food Truck Thursday …. Thanks to all that did all the work … Bill Grossman, Brent Walker, Gabe Epps, Rachel Walden, Jennifer Boettcher and Kathy Florence. Also, thanks to all who came and made it a huge fun filled community spirit event.

8. Dunwoody Art Festival … This popular event will be this Saturday, May 11 from 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM. The event takes place on the Dunwoody Village Parkway.

9. Ask the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) … This event will take place this Thursday at 6 PM at our city hall. Are you getting too many unwanted calls, are receiving scam calls, your phone bill is confusing and/or telephone, TV or cable issues? There will be an FCC official there to help answer your questions.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Dunwoody Update: Food Truck Thursday, Stage Door Players, Dunwoody Farmer's Market, Paving, Sink Holes, Security, Brook Run Park, Stream Clean-up, Lemonade Days, Monarchs and Margaritas, Dunwoody Arts Festival

1. Food Truck Thursday … The first Food Truck Thursday of 2019 will be this Th (tomorrow), May 2. This is a big one! We will be celebrating our 10th anniversary as a city. The times are 5 - 9 PM and the weather is forecast to be beautiful. So, bring the whole Family, your chairs/blankets and aptitude for good food and a fun time and come on over. There will be a few surprises. Music is by the Tribute and they will sound a lot like the Allman Brothers. Don’t miss this one!

2. Stage Door Players (SDP) … Proudly presents “Murder in the Vineyard” a Murder Mystery Dinner this Saturday at the Donaldson-Bannister Farm from 6:30 - 10 PM. The Farm is located at the intersection of  Chamblee Dunwoody Rd and Vermack Rd. Yes, you can be part of the detective group in this event which will be led by our own SDP Artistic Director Robert Egisio. 2018 Dunwoopdy Idol winner Josie James will entertain during the cocktail hour and the catering is by Dunwoody's Marlowe’s Tavern. For tickets call 770-396-1726 Ext 5 or click here Murder in the Vineyard Tickets. All funds go to support the SDP Arts. For you dudes still looking for a Mother’s Day gift there is a raffle item you will not want to miss out on.

3. Dunwoody Farmer’s Market … Annual “Grand Opening” will be this Saturday, May 4, at Brook Run Park. Hours are 8:30 AM - 1200 PM. Speaking on markets, Nel’s fruit and vegetable stand had its annual opening last week. It is located next to Chick-fil-A on Jett Ferry Rd. It is open Monday thru Saturday.

4. Paving … the 2019 paving is moving along smartly … we have 30 of the 57 streets on this years paving list already paved. There will be a lull is our paving until about mid-June when we will finish the rest of the streets.

5. Sink Holes … We have had a few sink holes lately. The causes are various. If you see one during normal working report it immediately to our Public Works Dept. at 678-382-6800. If it happens during non-working hours report it via our Public Works emergency Ph # 678-382-6850.

6. Security … I have mentioned this several times. Please don’t leave anything of valve in view in your car. If you do you’re going to become a statistic. Remember it takes the bad guys less than 15 seconds to break into you car. Ladies when you are shopping DO NOT leave your purse and / or wallet in your shopping cart as you shop. If you do, sooner or later you will become statistic. Vigilance is required to prevent these things happening to you or a family member, friend, etc..

7. Brook Run Park … The park is open and will remain open but major construction enhancement are in progress. With good weather we hope to have the construction complete by DEC 31, 2019. We are in the final days of replacing tried matting in the playground in Brook Run Park. Our objective is to have it done before Food Truck tomorrow night.

8. Stream Clean-up … The stream clean-up on APR 13 was a success but we could have used more volunteers. We started at the new trail bridge over Nancy Creek and finish at I-285. We picked up two truck loads of trash of all shapes and sizes. Thanks to all those that volunteered!

9. Lemonade Days and Monarchs and Margaritas … Both of these events were huge successes and are outstanding examples of community spirit building events. All the funds raised go directly into enhancing the Donaldson-Bannister Farm from Lemonade Days and Dunwoody Nature Center from Monarchs and Margaritas. Thanks to the folks at Dunwoody Preservation Trust for running Lemonade Days and the folks at Dunwoody Nature Center for running Monarchs and Margaritas. Thanks to everyone who came and enjoyed themselves. If you missed it this year next year don’t miss Dunwoody Idol … you will see some real talented young singers. Who needs America Idol when we have Dunwoody Idol in our own park!

10. Dunwoody Arts Festival … This popular event will be on May 11 and 12 in Dunwoody Village.