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About that bike raffle benefit at CP Market ...

Jun 19 2014
Bonnie Palter wrote the other day about the bicycle raffle at Candler Park Market that will benefit both CPNO and Lake Claire Neighbors. Then, Peter Bluestone thought to take a snapshot of the blue-and-white cruiser.
 
Candler Park Market bicycle raffle
 
Pretty slick, huh? Certainly worth riding over to the market to put $2 — or four, or six, or eight — into the raffle pot. Doncha think?
 
New Belgium Brewery donated one of the "hand-crafted" bicycle as a promotion for their Fat Tire ale. Get it? Fat tire bicycle? The Market has kindly opted to raffle it, and to give the proceeds to CPNO and LCN.
 
"The bicycle will be displayed from now until our customer appreciation on July 12th when we will draw the winning ticket," according to an email from the folks at the Market.

Handcrafted Bicycle to be raffled off

Jun 18 2014

 Posted for Candler Park Market

 For the past several years, New Belgium Brewery has generously donated one of their hand crafted  bicycles for us to display in the Market.  New Belgium leaves the fate of the bicycle to the discretion  of each store once it goes off display. 

We have always held a raffle for the bicycle with proceeds from ticket sales donated to the CPNO and LCN.  The bicycle will be displayed from now until our customer appreciation on July 12th when we will draw the winning ticket during our customer appreciation.  Each ticket is $2, and proceeds from ticket purchases are equally donated to CPNO and LCN. 

Tour of Homes, Gardens, And More

Jun 18 2014

Need homes and gardens for the tour. Homes that are 'for sale' are acceptable. Need volunteers to house sit during the tour. The tour will be in conjunction with FallFest. Also need Sponsorships: caterers, florists, real estate brokers, etc. If interested, contact Lexa King (lexaking@gmail.com) or Bonnie Palter (bonniepalter@rocketmail.com).

2 great ways to keep up on crime in CP

Jun 9 2014
From Safety Officer Russell Miller
 
Folliowing up on our crime discussion at the May CPNO meeting, I want to give you two options to start getting crime and cafety info in your email box. 
 
Good: Sign up for the Candler Park Safety Yahoo group. You have to have Yahoo account (free) and be signed in to join. Once signed in, you'll get copied on any new topics, including timely alerts that other members post.
 
Better. Sign up for candlerpark.nextdoor.com, which is another free social media site. Go to the dropdown menu under your name at the upper right corner; go to "settings"; opt to receive "immediate updates" on Crime & Safety. I recommend Next Door because that's Zone 6 APD posts alerts there and also automatically feeds information right onto the site. It's also connected to our surrounding neighborhoods -- sort of like micro Facebook organized by neighbors and neighborhoods. 
 
I'll try to post as much info as I get on both locations. But it's important keep in mind that these two resources work best if you participate also: If you learn about a crime and run into something suspicious, this is where you can inform your neighbors what's happening. Let's keep these two sites active and useful.
 
Please help by passing this information along to any other neighbors. The more active participants, the more effective these networks.

CP festival coupon steers dollars toward park improvements

May 25 2014

CPNO has worked out a deal with organizers of the Candler Park Music & Food Festival that will get you a free wristband for both days of the event AND will help us raise money for park improvements envisioned in our Master Plan.

All you have to do is hit this link, print out the flyer, and show up at the festival on Friday from 4 pm to 10 pm. Turn in the flyer, and you get the wristband, which otherwise runs $5-$10.

The good deal from the neighborhood's standpoint: Rival Entertainment will contribute a dollar to each person who turns in a flyer. That means more money to improve the pool, fix landscaping problems, and create a long-dreamed-about Candler Park Conservancy.

So, be sure to:

1) email the link to the flyer or the PDF to folks both inside and outside Candler Park;

2) print out a copy for you, your spouse, your kid, your grandmother and even that crazy cousin you keep locked up in the attic;

3) get every single friend, acquaintance and stranger from other neighborhoods near and far to print out the flyer;

4) head on over to the festival on Friday with your flyer and make sure that all family members, friends, and other sentient beings come along with their flyers as well;

5) grab your free wristband, which festival goers must have to purchase alcoholic beverages (the flyers will be honored for children, but those under 18 won't get wristbands);

6) enjoy the festival.

At least 24 food trucks are slated to come to the festival, which was formerly known as Midsummer Food & Music Festival. Friday night is local act night, and there tends to be more of a neighborhood-friendly feel. Among Friday's acts are Sundogs, Moontower and Wesley Cook.

New Orleans jazz-funk-rap musician Trombone Shorty headlines Saturday evening, following half a dozen other acts. But be sure drop Friday with the flyer, because if you do, you'll be able to bring your wristband to Saturday's show.

Mulberry Fields Summer Soulstice Soiree on June 21

May 23 2014

From Jesse Bathrick:

The Summer Soulstice Soiree is back in Mulberry Fields

Saturday June 21  5:30-until

Webster will  be there....

King of Pops. will be there

Coming soon..details about the Apple pie Bake off

Pot luck dinner..we supply a keg

This is our annual fund raiser..this year we are focusing on saving our animals habitat from erosion..Clover, Rojo and Bella..Nina the chicken and her friends, our hawks owls,bluebirds, lady bugs bees and worms all need us to act soon.The animal pens are at a high point on this part of the Eastern Sub Continental Divide...we have had escalating run off and erosion, lost top soil and plants...We will be developing a plan with professional help and implementing it soon..so will will need your generous donation to get the work done.

Become a Friend of the Garden 2014 with your donation at any level

mulberryforever.blogspot.com

LADYBUG  $25-$49

SUNFLOWER  $50-$74

HOT CHILI PEPPER $75-99

LUSCIOUS RED TOMATO $100-$149

DEEP PURPLE  EGGPLANT $150-199

WILD WATERMELON $200-$249

STAMPEDING PUMPKINS   OVER $250

Mulberry Fields is locate down an old city alley at 1301 Iverson STreet in Candler Park

Find us on Face book at          https://www.facebook.com/mulberryfields

Primary election results

May 21 2014

Yesterday's primary elections resulted in some decisive wins and some run-offs. Winners included: 

  • U.S. Senate - Democrat: Michelle Nunn
  • U.S. Senate - Republican: David Perdue, Jack Kingston - run-off
  • Governor - Democrat: Jason Carter
  • Governor - Republican: Nathan Deal
  • Secretary of State - Democrat: Doreen Carter
  • Secretary of State - Republican: Brian Kemp
  • State School Superintendent - Democrat: Valarie Wilson, Alisha Morgan - run-off
  • State School Superintendent - Republican: Michael Buck, Richard Woods - run-off
  • State Senate district 42 - Democrat: Elena Parent
  • Dekalb County Sheriff: Jeff Mann, Vernon Jones - run-off

See the full election results here.

On a lighter note, here are the write-in candidates from the Epworth polling location. Apparently somebody is going to be disappointed that Borat didn't make it to the grand stage.

Congratulations to all the real winners!

APD to Candler Park: Keep an eye out for this 2002 Dodge Ram

May 20 2014

From Russell Miller, safety officer

The Atlanta Police Department is asking residents of Zone 6, which includes Candler Park, to be on the look out for a silver 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab (4-door), with a GA tag # BUC1287 and tinted windows.

This vehicle was involved in two residential burglaries in the East Atlanta Community and was reported stolen on Monday morning  to Dekalb County police. If you see this vehicle please call "911."

UPDATE: From the APD Zone 6 feed on candlerpark.nextdoor.com: "according to East Atlanta Security Patrol: 'DKPD is reporting that they have recovered the Dodge Ram. We also received an unconfirmed report that they arrested six people as well. APD will be trying to tie the people back to the two burglaries yesterday. APD was able to get some prints from both the homes, which may assist in locking up some of these perpetrators.'"

NPU-N Report from April 2014 Meeting

May 19 2014

Since the Messenger was not published this month, I am posting my monthly report here.

 

By Amy Stout

I attended the monthly meeting of NPU-N on Thursday, April 24th as the CPNO representative.

 

Reports from City Departments:  Tom Cullen from the Parks Dept reported that they are in the process of repairing the water fountains at the Candler Park playground and golf course, that they are still working to mitigate water runoff issues at Iverson Park, and that they will be installing additional safety railings along the sidewalk on the north side of McLendon Avenue adjacent to Candler Park.

 

Variances:  The board voted 9-0-0 to approve a variance to reduce the sideyard setbacks to 3 ft each to allow the construction of a single family residence at 374 Clifton Rd contingent on the condition that the maximum height of the basement be 6’6’’ and voted 9-0-0 to approve variances to reduce the half-depth front and side yard setbacks and exceed the 30% maximum floor area ratio for an accessory structure to allow the reconstruction of a garage at 519 Candler St.  (CPNO’s condition of approval of “to not alter existing sight lines” was not included, since the city planner indicated it was unenforceable.)  We deferred consideration of a variance for 535 Oakdale Rd, as the application still requires evaluation by the CPNO.

 

Ordinances:  The board voted unanimously to support Ordinance 14-O-1019, legislation submitted at the request of the Little Five Points Business Association intended to reiterate, clarify, and strengthen regulations in the L5P business district regarding gasoline service stations, drive-through facilities, and notification of the NPU of applications for Special Administrative Permits.  At this point our City Planner Nina Gentry reported that even with the enactment of this proposed legislation, it is the City’s legal opinion that a drive-through is a grandfathered use at 299 Moreland and told us that Starbucks is currently investigating the possibility of opening a store at this address.  No applicant would be able to have a drive-through-only operation, and the opening of a sit-down restaurant would trigger minimum parking requirements.  Ms. Gentry also informed us that removal/destruction of over 60% of the existing building would nullify the grandfathered status.

 

A motion to support a new ordinance (14-O-1017) that would amend the city’s existing sign ordinance to define and regulate “window signs” failed to pass (4-5-1).  This legislation would require Manuel’s Tavern to remove some or all of their neon window signs and would prohibit any illuminated window signs in R-4 zoning.  The board voted 8-0-1 to support ordinance 14-O-1092 that defines and regulates both urban gardens (those intended for education, demonstration, and beautification purposes) and market gardens (those intended for production of food that would be sold) and has been designed to promote urban agriculture.  A motion to oppose ordinance 14-O-1022 that would regulate “works of art on private property” carried unanimously.  We also voted unanimously to approve ordinance 14-0-1133 that will “clarify the manner in which the definition of accessory structures and uses should be applied to public schools.” 

 

I welcome your input on these and related issues.  Please contact me at NPURep@candlerpark.org.

Candler Parkers: Be sure to vote tomorrow!

May 19 2014
Don't forget: Tuesday's an important primary election, and our ballots will include contested races U.S. senator, governor, secretary of state, state school superintendent, state Senate, and DeKalb sheriff, among others.
 
All Candler Park voters will vote at Epworth Church (1561 McLendon Avenue) - including those who normally vote at Mary Lin. Polls are open 7 am - 7 pm.
 
Before you head off to the precinct, review and download your own sample ballot on this nifty page here!
 
CP turned out big in November, and we can do it again. This sends a strong message — especially to local officials — that we are engaged in the process!
 
It's especially exciting that the Democratic ballot includes Candler Park’s very own Jason Carter for governor and Inman Park's Michelle Nunn for U.S. Senate. Whomever you choose to support, please remember to vote on Tuesday.