Register as a CPNO member to vote in next month's elections

Oct 30 2012

Hi all. Just a quick reminder that in order to vote in the CPNO officer elections (held on November 19 at 7 pm), you need to be a CPNO member before the first of the month. That means you need to register by tomorrow, October 31 at 11:59 pm.

Signing up to become a member will get you on our mailing list (don't worry, we won't overload your inbox) and best of all, membership is free!

Master Plan RFP

Oct 29 2012

From Jimmy Bligh:

The Candler Park Neighborhood Organization is currently in the process of examining having a Master Plan performed for the neighborhood. In the next week, we will begin soliciting interested urban planning firms for proposals in regards to facilitating this planning for the neighborhood. We are requesting all proposals be submitted to the Master Planning Committee by November 16, 2012.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal to be evaluated by the Master Planning Committee, please contact Jimmy Bligh via email  ( for further details and a copy of the RFP.

Love Your Block Grants

Oct 27 2012

From the mayor's office:

In 2011, we launched "Love Your Block" challenging citizens citywide to develop and execute your own neighborhood beautification projects.  27 groups answered the call to action and contributed time and talent to beautifying our city.  Projects ranged from building community gardens and trails to painting benches and murals.  In total, community volunteers brought together 786 Atlantans, who gave 5,442 hours of their time.  Among many other contributions, previous LYB efforts added 160  trees and 736 plants to Atlanta and removed more than 22,000 lbs of litter and 1,175 feet of graffiti from our landscape.

We are pleased to announce another round of Love Your Block grants.  Your hard work last year enabled us to secure more private funds to grow this great initiative.  We encourage both those who have and have not received grants in the past to apply – for up to $1,000.  The application is due on January 8th, 2013.

Please visit for general information.  If you have any questions, please be in touch with me at

Candler Park Golf Course Named a 'Place in Peril'

Oct 25 2012

From Michael Short:

Candler Park Golf Course and the clubhouse have had the honor of being placed on the Georgia Trust 2013 list of "Places in Peril". See the recent Creative Loafing article here.

What does this mean? Their strategy is to work with neighbors and partners to encourage the continued use of this significant historic resource. Partnering with the City of Atlanta and interested parties, we will work with the Georgia Trust to develop a long range plan for the golf course and clubhouse that considers both its preservation and economic viability.

Friends of Candler Park Golf Course is excited to have the opportunity to work with the Georgia Trust in the upcoming year to preserve the land and the building that have been landmarks for the neighborhood for over 84 years!

Visit for the announcement from the Georgia Trust's web site! Address questions or comments to me at

The Four Legged Friends of Candler Park

Oct 22 2012

Heads up, the four legged Friends of Candler Park will be finished with their invasive plant eating assignment tomorrow. They will be moving on Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning. Hopefully they will be back for a visit in the spring.

APS Supt Erroll Davis at Inman MS for Town Hall

Hi all, please attend this CINS town hall with Erroll Davis on Thursday evening if you can. It should be an interesting meeting, and we'll want to have a good showing from the Mary Lin community. See you there!

CINS' Annual Town Hall with the APS Superintendent
Thursday, October 25th at 7:00 pm at Inman Middle School

Join CINS as we host our annual Town Hall with the APS Superintendent for the Grady Cluster of Schools community. Mr. Erroll B. Davis, Jr. will introduce some of the members of his team give a brief update on APS, and then participate in a question and answer session. To ensure that the issues of greatest importance in our cluster are addressed, CINS will submit questions in advance to the Superintendent. If you would like to include your questions, please submit them to by October 15th. Questions will also be taken from the floor.

CINS' community meetings are open to all. CINS is a not-for-profit organization that has worked for over 34 years to empower public schools in our cluster located in the heart of Atlanta. CINS' mission is to work with Atlanta Public Schools to foster the development of safe, quality education in the Grady cluster of schools. For more information on CINS and its mission, please visit CINS Website or to become a member or add your name to the CINS' eblast list, click on: CINS Blast.

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 7:00pm
Inman Middle School - 774 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306

Proposed Slate of CPNO Officers

Oct 22 2012

At the CPNO annual membership meeting on November 19, members will vote on the CPNO officers for the next year.

At the October membership meeting, the nominating committee presented the following candidates who have thrown their hat in the ring:

President: Steve Cardwell

VP: David Radlmann

Recording Secretary: Bonnie Palter

Membership Officer: Lexa King

Treasurer: Peter Bluestone

Zoning Officer: Mischa Uppelschoten

Public Safety Officer: Jimmy Bligh

Environmental Officer: Tate Wust

Special Projects Officer: Mark Clement

Communications Officer: Kate Sandhaus

Lake Claire Halloween Costume Parade and Party

From Beth Krebs, event organizer of the Lake Claire Halloween parade & party.

Hi Candler Park Neighbors -
I wanted to invite y'all to the annual  Lake Claire Halloween Costume Parade and Party.   This year's costume parade will be held on Saturday, October 27th at 5:00 p.m (we line up at the corner of Ridgewood and Marlbrook at 4:45 p.m.), and an after party will be held in Lake Claire Park.  At the party we will have food and beverages available with a small suggested donation to Lake Claire Parents ($ raised will go towards future children's events such as the Halloween Parade). In addition, we will have a professional photographer on hand to capture all the little ghouls and ghosts having fun!
This is a really fun event and is a great prelude to the showing of ET in Candler Park later in the evening.
Trick or treat,

Sat, 10/27/2012 - 4:45pm
corner of Ridgewood and Marlbrook

Komen 3-Day Walk In Candler Park Friday and Sunday

The Susan G. Komen three day walk will be making its way through Candler Park Friday, October 19 and Sunday, October 21. There will not be any road closures either day.

Details from the event organizer:

Friday, 10/19/12 Pit Stop at Candler Park. Portable toilets will be in the parking lot. The walk will pass through the park from approximately 11:45am – 4:30pm.

Sunday, 10/21/12 – The walk will go through the linear park along Ponce from Clifton westbound to Fairview / Lullwater. Then along Oakdale until North Ave, and then west-bound into Freedom Park. We’ll pass through here from approximately 10:30am – 2:00pm.

Fri, 10/19/2012 - 11:45pm
Candler Park (1561 McLendon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30307)

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