Candler Park was showcased in this week's Atlanta INTown publication. Check out the article here.
The burglars broke in by throwing a rock through a glass plate in the window, said Janea Boyles, a co-owner of the Mercantile.
"The burglars got in without tripping the alarm," Boyles told East Atlanta Patch. "They went directly for the cash registers."
The registers were empty but they managed to break one open in the burglary, which occured at 4:52 a.m.
It was the first such incident at the specialty foods eatery in its 4½ years of operation, Boyles said.
It took them less than a minute to be in and out. One of them had a gun, which could be seen in suveillance video taken of the break in, she said.
Though it's not clear enough to give a detailed description, one the of the burglars appears to a woman, Boyles said.
"We consider ourselves lucky," she said, noting the shop was closed at the time. "I am concerned because they were carrying a handgun."
Anyone with any information is urged to call 911.
Heads up from the City of Atlanta about a road closure: Clifton Road between Marlbrook on McLendon - full street closure on December 21 for removal of a tree. See details here.
From Pastor Lisa Dempsey and the Epworth UMC family
Epworth community is deeply grieved by the recent tragedy in the Newtown community. It is so difficult to make sense of such sorrow. We turn to media to learn details and are left even more shaken with the senselessness of such actions. I believe that prayer is the means by which we can support this Newtown community and its families, and in our own soul's struggle to cope with this event.
The sanctuary of Epworth will be open for prayer tomorrow, Sunday, Dec. 16 at 9:30. There will be readings made available for your personal prayer time, and candles that you may light. Worship will begin at 10:50. We welcome you to stay and join us. The sermon will be changed to address this event, as well as remain mindful of our season of Advent. Please stop in and remember these dear families who are in such pain, and give and receive the blessing of God's accompaniment through prayer.
From Mary Lin principal Brian Mitchell, as posted on his blog
Here are the proposed floor plans for the new addition and renovation. Please plan to attend a meeting on Tuesday, December 18, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the auditorium to learn more about the addition and renovation projects.
As mentioned in my previous post, Sweetwater is planning a festival in Candler Park. ( http://www.candlerpark.org/content/cpno-consider-proposed-2013-sweetwater-420-festival-plans )
There was also another post on the website regarding some of the particulars of the event.
As those details were from an email to the NPU-N President, I asked Sweetwater to compose a letter describing the proposed changes and options they are considering in a formal letter to our neighborhood.
I have attached that letter to this post.
I'd ask that everyone please read the letter and bring your thoughts, concerns, and questions to the meeting on Dec. 17.
As always, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and have a great weekend,
Sweetwater 420 recently notified the Neighborhood Planning Unit N (NPU-N) about their plan to return the 420 festival to Candler Park in April 2013. The notification included a set of proposed changes to the event.
The City of Atlanta, specifically the Mayor's Office of Special Events (MOSE - http://www.atlantaga.gov/index.aspx?page=134), will ultimately decide whether to grant the event permit. Prior to that, CPNO will vote on whether to support the event; that recommendation is passed on to the NPU-N, made up of reps from a group of nearby neighborhoods. The festival organizer is required to present plans at an NPU meeting. The NPU will vote on whether to recommend the permit be approved by the city.
In the meantime, it's up to CPNO to review Sweetwater's proposed plans and determine what we want to advocate for or against as a neighborhood. In addition to our vote, we'll want to provide feedback on various details including festival hours, security, traffic management, sound levels, site plan and any other aspects of the festival that may impact our neighborhood. It is my distinct hope that our feedback will be taken seriously and influence the final submission for the permit.
CPNO members will have the opportunity to provide input regarding this festival at the December 17 and January 21 CPNO meetings, when the event organizer will be present. The permitting process does not require the event organizer to attend our meetings, but the organizer has agreed to engage us directly on this important topic.
At the January membership meeting, we will vote on whether to support the festival. I encourage everyone to attend these meetings to ensure your voice is heard and so that we end up with a result that is positive for Candler Park.
If you have additional questions or are unable to attend the membership meetings and want to provide feedback, feel free to contact me at email@example.com
Steve Cardwell, President, Candler Park Neighborhood Organization
To the Members and Board of CPNO:
The students of G3 Robotics at Grady High School would like to share our sincere thanks for your support of our elementary and middle school FIRST LEGO League robotics program. Your contribution will help us promote STEM mentoring initiatives in our feeders schools and throughout the Atlanta area.
As thanks for your contribution, CPNO will be listed as a banner sponsor for our December 15th FLL qualifying tournament. The CPNO logo will be featured on our signage and t-shirts at the event. That day we will host 36 elementary and middle school teams, around 400 students, their coaches and parents.
We would like to invite CPNO members to attend the tournament on December 15th and see what their contribution has helped make possible. CPNO members can also volunteer at the event as judges, referees, or general helpers.
For more information about the event or to volunteer to help out, please visit
Please consider coming out to the event and thanks again for your support!
G3 Robotics Team
Grady High School
From Ted Pettus:
The First Existentialist Congregation invites neighbors to use our community garden plots this winter for any planting you would like to do. Neighbors can choose a plot in our north side yard at 470 Candler Park Drive and use it free of charge from now until March 31, 2013. Starting April 1, plots will be available for lease. Details on prices will be available later. You can contact Rick at 404-226-6843 for additional information.