Show our trees some love!

Mar 3 2015

Time to show some love to our trees in Candler Park!  

The Friends of Candler Park and Park Pride are proud to announce the return of MULCH MADNESS, March 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Aside from the usual crowd we have the Cub Scouts from 586 to help. Our scope of work will be mulching most trees in Candler Park. So if you happen to be available- we would love to have you! Plenty of gloves and tools will be on hand. Free Work Day T shirt while supplies last. to sign up!


A really good job of mulching tree will offer many benefits:

  • Inhibits weed germination and growth. (Weeds are not only unsightly, but they also steal resources from desirable plants!)
  • Holds in soil moisture, protecting tree from drying out. 
  • Moderates soil-temperature fluctuations (This benefit is especially valuable during that turbulent-weather period in spring.)
  • It protects tree roots from winter cold and helps prevent frost-heaving, in which plants are literally pushed out of the ground by the natural expansion and contraction of the soil as it cools off and heats up
  • In hot-summer areas, helps keep tree roots cooler
  • Depending on what you use, adds a bit of welcome nutrition to trees as it breaks down.​​

Help us stage Movie Night 2015!

Feb 25 2015

This is posted on behalf of Friends of Candler Park

Candler Park Movie Night is the talk of the town! Check out what Atlanta Magazine said about us about last year’s film series. And this year’s lineup promises to be even better!

April 18Big Hero Six 

May 2The Wizard of Oz

May 16Hook

Aug. 15Jungle Book 

Aug. 29Pirates of the Caribbean 

Sept. 12Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (original version)

As our founding sponsor, the Candler Park Neighborhood Organization has agreed this year to cover our licensing fees. That gets us part of the way to funding Movie Night 2015. But Friends of Candler Park must cover the rest of our costs through sponsorships and through contributions from you — our Movie Night enthusiasts!

Why not help keep this distinctive Candler Park tradition going?

Click here and make your tax deductible donation instantly.  Click the drop down menu and select Candler Park Movie Night. We’ll accept contributions large and small. Our suggested amount is $25. But at the $75 “Producers Level,” we’ll recognize your family on the sponsors banner that hangs in front of the screen. Think about it: That’s a pretty good deal for your entire family and friends to enjoy six great movies under the stars!

CPNO Bylaws Update

Feb 22 2015
It’s that time of the decade again — we’re updating our bylaws! While we’ve made several small changes over the last few years, it’s been about eight years since the last major review. The Board has appointed a committee to collect feedback from the community, review the bylaws and propose potential updates to the organization. We need to complete that work by July of this year.
By way of background, bylaws are the broad rules that guide and govern decision-making within an organization. From time to time, organizations should review their bylaws to ensure that they remain consistent with current operational needs. That is why the Board formed this committee. Members include myself (Jay Sandhaus), CPNO Recording Secretary Bonnie Palter, Kate Cantrell, and Scott Lenhart. 
Our first goal is to collect as much input from our neighbors — you — as we can. Please let us know what you think we could do to improve the bylaws. We’ve put together a short survey about potential changes. Please use this as a starting point for suggesting improvements. You can also e-mail me directly at, or e-mail any of the other committee members.
Help us by taking the survey today. It’s here:, along with our current bylaws. We will keep the survey open for two months to gather as much input as possible.
In next month’s Messenger, I’ll write about the process of incorporating changes, leading up to a vote. Bylaw changes require a majority board vote followed by a 2/3rds membership vote, so we want to make sure proposed updates have broad support before bringing them to the floor. 

Vote on PD-MU Rezoning for Edgewood-Candler Park MARTA Station

Feb 11 2015

At the monthly members meeting on February 16, 2015 at the Old Stone Church, the membership will be presented with the proposed multi-use transit oriented development and rezoning plan. The proposed development is located in Edgewood, and the Edgewood neighborhood organization has negotiated conditions for the rezoning. These conditions will be presented to our membership for a vote of support. Attached to this entry are copies of the corner rendering for the proposed corner site at Whitefoord and LaFrance; the proposed PD-MU rezoning conditions; and the most updated site plan. If you have any questions before the meeting, please feel free to contact Seth Eisenberg, CPNO Zoning Chair, at

February Messenger is online here

Feb 5 2015

Read all about it: February Messenger can be read herePrinted copies of the issue should be on their way to mailboxes now. 

If you have a neighborhood story, news, announcement or tip, please email Nothing beats the prestige of being published in the Messenger!

February Zoning Committee Meeting

Jan 28 2015

The February Zoning Committee meeting agenda is as follows:

Variance Application No.V-14-298 - 284 Josephine Street NE Atlanta GA 30307

Applicant seeks a variance from the zoning regulation to reduce the north side yard setback from 7 feet to 1.9 feet and the south side yard setback from 7 feet to 6.1 feet to allow the proposed addition to align with the footprint of the existing house. The applicant also seeks a variance to increase the maximum lot coverage from 55% to 63%. The applicant also seeks a special exception to increase the height of the rear privacy fence/wall from 6 feet to 10 feet.

MARTA Transit Oriented Development Project of Candler Park/Edgewood Station

Representatives from MARTA will be meeting with the Committee to discuss the proposed development project and PD-MU Zoning conditions for the TOD project. The project site plans and zoning conditions have been revised after the extensive neighborhood meetings during August - October and the Center Forward traffic study. The discussion will focus on the site plan specific zoning of PD-MU in anticipation of a presentation to the entire neighborhood for a rezoning vote at the monthly members meeting on February 16.

Should anyone have questions about any of the items on the agenda, please feel free to contact Seth Eisenberg, CPNO Zoning Chair, at

Mary Lin Elementary Vintage Auditorium chairs for sale!

Jan 19 2015

Mary Lin PTA and Foundation are selling the school's vintage auditorium seats to raise money for a playground. Candler Park neighbors, whether Lin parents or not, might be interested in aesthtic or historical value of these seats. Here's more info...


Are you a former or current Mary Lin Elementary parent? Former Mary Lin student? Proud grandparent or active community member?  Mary Lin is under construction, the auditorium is receiving a facelift, and those lovely old wooden chairs (how many hours did you sit in those, watching your kid on stage?!) are FOR SALE! Perfect for your porch, deck, in-home theater or any wooden floor. 

Soon these vintage pieces will be gone forever! There are a limited number available, so act soon. Pick up only on Friday, January 30th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Lin. When they're gone, they're gone! And every penny raised goes directly into the Playground Fund to allow us to break ground this summer.

January Messenger online!

Jan 14 2015

Your January issue of the Candler Park Messenger is online here.

If you're a CP resident, you should be receiving the Messenger via mail. If you didn't receive this month's issue, please email your name and address We've apologize for delivery problems in the transition to the new distribution system, but we believe the issues are being resolved now.

A preview of CPNO's proposed operating budget

Jan 14 2015

Here's a preview of the 2015 CPNO operating budget proposed by the CPNO Board.

Treasurer Peter Bluetone presented the budget for feedback at our December Members Meeting. In response to members' comments, he made some adjustments (this is the updated version).

A word about how CPNO's budgeting is structured: Our operating budget covers annual costs such as insurance, rent (for meeting space), prining materials and other miscellaneous. We don't budget for our revenue, and we bring additional expenditures -- such as appropriations for special projects or grants for outside organizations — before members separately over the course of the year.

Update on the AT&T Cell Tower at Epworth UMC

Jan 11 2015

Epworth UMC sent a message to its congregation regarding the AT&T cell tower that was planned at the church. Since the news is relevant to our CP community, we are sharing the message from Rev. Alvin Lingenfelter below.



Dear Congregation,
I write to inform you of some important recent events. In a meeting with AT&T, the church was informed that AT&T has decided not to pursue siting a wireless facility at the church. Following the official lease guidelines, they have exercised their option to withdraw from the agreement. AT&T Representative, David Walker, met with Trustee Chair Jim Pelot, and Rev Alvin Lingenfelter this past week. David's comments were straightforward in that this was simply a business decision on the part of AT&T.
If you have additional questions they can be directed to our SPR Chair, Virginia Connolly, our Lay Leader, Jamie Weaver, or our Trustee Chair, Jim Pelot.
Rev Alvin Lingenfelter