General Election Early Voting Has Started

Oct 17 2012

If you're not able to vote on November 6, or just want to knock it out early, please find early voting info below.



General Election Early Voting Sites and Times Oct 15 - Nov 2, 2012, 7 am - 7 pm (Including Two Saturdays, October 20 & 27)

  • Voter Registration & Elections Office (Two Areas, One Exclusively for Senior and Disabled Voters) – 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300 Decatur, GA 30032
  • South DeKalb - Community Achievement Center, Inc. – 4522 Flat Shoals Parkway, Decatur, GA 30034
  • Tucker Recreation Center – 4898 LaVista Road Tucker, GA 30084

Additional Locations from Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2012, 7 am - 7 pm

  • Downtown Decatur - Clark Harrison Building – 330 W. Ponce de Leon, Room A, Decatur, GA 30030
  • North DeKalb - Chamblee Civic Center – 3540 Broad Street Chamblee, GA 30341
  • East DeKalb – Berean Christian Church Community Center – 2440 Young Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30088



Druid Place, Mansfield Ave and Felder Ave street closures Oct 17-19

Oct 16 2012

Heads up residents of Druid Place, Mansfield Ave or Felder Ave! The following streets will be closed or have lane closures from October 17 - 19. A production company will be filming for the television series "Second Generation Wayans."

  • Druid Place NE between Felder Avenue and Candler Street will be completely closed October 18.
  • Druid Place NE between Moreland Avenue and Felder will have a lane closure October 17-19.
  • Mansfield Avenue NE between Moreland Avenue and Felder Avenue will have a lane closure October 17-19.
  • Mansfield Avenue NE between Felder Avenue and Euclid Avenue will have a lane closure October 17-19.
  • Felder Avenue NE between Druid Place bad Mansfield Avenue will have a lane closure October 17-19.
  • Druid Place NE between Felder Avenue and Candler Street will have a lane closure October 17 and October 19.

CPNO Monthly Meeting Today at 6:30 pm

Oct 15 2012

The Candler Park Neighborhood Organization monthly meeting is today, October 15. We'll start with socializing (wine, beer, and snacks) at 6:30 pm and move on to general business at 7 pm.

Reminder, we have free child care available!

Thank you to Food Affairs for refreshments this month. Food Affairs is a Candler Park-owned personal chef catering business. Please say thanks to owner / neighbor Derek Ivester!

On The Agenda

  • Nominating committee presents slate of candidates for 2013 CPNO board
  • Introduction of grant request from the Grady High School Robotics Club
  • Vote on a grant request to the BiRacial History Project

Huge Thanks! the Fall Fest committee who put on a spectacular and successful festival this weekend. Everything was perfect right down to the weather. And the music was amazing, starting with Linapallooza, Yacht Rock on Saturday night, Francine Reed last night, and everything in between!

Special shout-outs to Mark Clement, Dave Aynes and Leslie Kipling for chairing the festival and 5K race. We could not do all the things we do as a neighborhood if it were not for folks like these who tirelessly give their time and energy to our neighborhood. Also, thanks to the hundreds of other volunteers who came out to make the festival a success.


First Existentialist Congregation (470 Candler Park Drive) -- Across from the golf course


Monday, October 15 at 6:30 pm (today!)

Candler Park Fall Fest This Weekend!

Oct 12 2012

Hello neighbors and visitors! It's finally here. Candler Park's annual festival, largest fundraiser, and showcase event for our neighborhood. We can't wait to spend the weekend with all of you! Clear your weekend plans...

We couldn't have asked for a better weather forecast – sunshine and temps in the mid to upper 70s. Mother nature is smiling on Candler Park.

Here's the 411 on Fall Fest this weekend.


Saturday, October 13, noon - 10 pm
Sunday, October 14, noon - 8 pm


The 5K starts at 10 AM on Page Ave.  Beware of rolling road blocks between 10-11 AM.  Course map is here.


Something for everyone:

  • Music (see the full line-up to the left)
  • Artists' Market (art, jewelry, woodworking, pottery - great holiday shopping)
  • Food (Yumbii, Corner Tavern, Yum Yum, The Pickle, just to name a few)
  • Kid Zone (jumpies, Lowe's kid crafts, and more)

See you there!

October Messenger

Oct 12 2012

Hey everyone, it's here!

Come Meet the Sheep October 19th from 3pm to 6pm

Oct 10 2012
The Sheep are comming October 19th!!!
Trees Atlanta has hired 100 new four-legged employees: hungry sheep!
The two legged Friends of Candler Park in the last few years have done the best we can do in the battle of pesky invasive plants such as Poisson Ivy, Kudz
u and Privet. It is now time to call in the pros. The furry Friends of Candler Park will have only one task this fall: eat and eliminate invasive plants around the nature path in the ravine (closest to the corner of Mclendon and Callan Cir.). Trees Atlanta’s education and outreach program surrounding the sheep initiative is called “Have Ewe Herd??” Trees Atlanta is often faced with extensive invasive plant removal in the green spaces where it works to preserve existing tree canopy and replant young trees (learn more about invasive plants). Typically, the non-profit citizens group uses multiple applications of herbicide to eliminate the pesky plants. Though the chemicals are applied by li...

censed professionals and used as sparingly as possible, The Friends of Candler Park constantly seeks invasive plant control methods that are more environmentally-friendly. “Sheep offer a low-impact solution for controlling invasive plants on sites that do not contain sensitive or endangered plants, as well as on steeply sloped properties,” said Trees Atlanta Forest Restoration Coordinator, Brian Williams. ” Each sheep can eat up to 150 square feet of kudzu per day.” The sheep in this program, hired from Ewe-niversally Green, are protected by a human shepherd and guard dogs. The sites are surrounded by electrified temporary fencing to keep the sheep safe and on-task while they are working. Come down and “Meet the Sheep” October 19th from 3pm to 6pm. I hope that our four legged friends will motivate you to participate in this year's second Friends of Candler Park Mulch Madness November 3 @ 9 AM. We could use your help. For updates visit Baaaaa!! Baaaaa!!

Candler Park Movie Night

Oct 5 2012
Just a reminder. We will not have a movie night this Saturday. The next movie night is Oct 27th.

ET has plenty of bars and he is phoning home. October 27th in front of the pool house. We will be showing the new HD Blue ray Steven Spielberg remastered version.

Movie night festivities start at 6:30 p.m. with the music of Mix Master Martin Steib and the feature presentation will go on around 8:00 p.m. (sunset) in front of the pool house. You will want to get there early for the best spot!

Once again, well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome. Bring your own coolers but be aware that GLASS containers or bottles are strictly forbidden in city parks. Bring a blanket or a jacket it could get chilly.

Thanks to Park Pride/Friends of Candler Park/ Epworth Methodist. Thanks to our sponsors BOND credit union, Front Page News, Corner Tavern, Tijuana Garage, Candler Park Market, The Albert, Corner Tavern and our Presenting sponsor the Candler Park Neighborhood Organization, without whom movie night would not be possible.

Candler Park Fall Fest Needs You!

Oct 2 2012

Dear Neighbors,

We have a little less than two weeks to go until the annual Candler Park Fall Fest, October 13th and 14th. You have probably seen the signs around the neighborhood.

The festival is going to be a fantastic weekend of fun, but we still need some more volunteers in key positions. The time slots are short, but will make a huge difference to the success of this festive community event!

Please sign-up at the link below and spread the word to your friends, neighbors, co-workers and family.  All volunteers will receive a free Fall Fest t-shirt. So come have a great time at one of the most loved festivals in Atlanta - right here in our neighborhood.  This year we have a fantastic artist and musical line-up, and food trucks!  Including the Mary Lin talent show (Linapalooza), and Yacht Rock headlining Saturday night!

Volunteers do not need to be Candler Park residents, and you may sign-up for one or more slots.

Please contact Anne Steib with any volunteer questions,

Thank you!!

Anne Steib & Anna Coan
Volunteer Coordinators

BiRacial History Project Continues Partnership with Mary Lin & Candler Park

Sep 30 2012

The Early Edgewood-Candler Park BiRacial History Project is seeking a Community Partnership grant from the Georgia Humanities Council to help organize the History Project’s research materials and educational tools into an accessible, user-friendly collection for school and community use. This Local History Collection will be housed in a special area of the Media Center at the Mary Lin Elementary School for use in school and by the community. Under the guidance of Mary Lin’s Principal and Media Center Director, the Collection will be available to students, teachers and staff, families, neighbors and researchers. The Collection will support Lin’s local history curriculum and encourage multigenerational neighborhood interest.

The History Project is requesting a grant of $499. from the Candler Park Neighborhood Organization, as matching support toward the organization and installation of this Local History Collection at Mary Lin School during the 2012-2013 school year.

In 2009, CPNO made a generous contribution toward the fabrication of two educational Legacy Markers now in the Park – introducing the history of the Edgewood Evening Star Lodge and the Rose Hill Community of African American residents.

We invite CPNO to re-engage with us to continue its support for this local research and community-based education collaboration - along with other dedicated community partners at Mary Lin Elementary School, the Antioch East Baptist Church, First Existentialist Congregation, and individuals - in the creation of a Local History Collection and Learning Corner in the Mary Lin Media Center, accessible to the community-at-large.

Respectfully submitted by Edith Kelman, Candler Park
Early Edgewood-Candler Park BiRacial History Project Manager

Candler Park Fall Fest 2012

Sep 27 2012

Fall Fest 2012 is around the corner, just a few short weeks away! Please like the Fall Fest Facebook page.

Go here for the latest about the musical acts. And find out about all the awesome plans for the kid zone here.

Looking for general info about all the art, food and tunes at this year's Fall Fest? Look no further.

And last but certainly not least, we need volunteers! Please volunteer some of your time for CPNO's largest annual fundraiser! All volunteers will get a t-shirt and a pat on the back. Sign up here.