Public Forum on City of Atlanta Sidewalk Maintenance

From the web site:

Please participate in our upcoming public forum on the City of Atlanta’s sidewalk maintenance program:

Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 6:30 pm – 8 pm

Old Council Chambers, Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue, Atlanta

Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell, Councilman Michael Julian Bond and Public Works Commissioner Richard Mendoza will participate in a panel discussion moderated by PEDS President & CEO Sally Flocks. We’ll include time for questions from the audience.

Your presence will let City Council members know that voters want the City to make sidewalk maintenance a priority.

People attending the Atlanta Streets Alive event last month showed their support for safer sidewalks by creating a petition composed of 180 signed footprints.

A week later, volunteers helped us present the banner at an Atlanta City Council meeting.

Help keep up the momentum for policy change that enables the City to address the estimated $152 million backlog of broken sidewalks and missing or broken curb ramps. Please participate in the forum and ask your friends and neighbors to do so as well.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 6:30pm
Old Council Chambers, Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue, Atlanta

Sidewalk Clean-up in Candler Park

Jun 21 2012

CPNO is sponsoring a Candler Park sidewalk clean-up project on two main thoroughfares through our neighborhood -- Oakdale Rd and McLendon Ave. The goal is to make the sidewalks safer and more walkable, and to make Candler Park an even better place to live.

CPNO membership voted to fund this project at the last meeting, so we now have the green light to move forward. We will hire a licensed lawn service to do the following - all at NO COST to homeowners!

  • remove leaves and debris from the sidewalk surface
  • trim back hedges monkey grass, ivy an other overgrowth that encroaches on the sidewalk
  • edge both sides of the sidwalk
  • weed-whack the grassy strip
  • bag and haul away the refuse
  • remove a handful of large stumps

Before we can schedule the work, we will solicit written permission from each homeowner on Oakdale and McLendon. We need volunteers to help with this.

***To sign up for a stretch of sidewalk, click here.***

We appreciate your help!

Butterfly Garden Beautification - Volunteers Needed!

From Teresa Cox:

Garden Volunteers Needed: Join your neighbors along Freedom Park on Saturday July 14, 8:00 am to noon, at the Butterfly Garden at the intersection of Candler Park Drive and North Avenue (Rain date Sunday, July 15 same time). Together we can attack the weeks, put down mulch and address erosion issues in the Garden.

Some tools provided, feel free to bring any you like and your gloves. Contact for
more information.

Sat, 07/14/2012 - 8:00am
Intersection of Candler Park Drive and North Avenue

Indian Dinner to Benefit the Learning Tea at Dr. Bombay's

Authentic Indian Dinner to Benefit the Learning Tea to be held on June 25th at Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party in Candler Park

The Learning Tea hosts a monthly authentic Indian dinner to support our scholarship program for socially and economically disadvantaged young women in Darjeeling, India. We currently have eight young women that are fully sponsored by The Learning Tea project. The monthly dinners are our primary source of funds to support the scholarship program. Please join us, with friends and family for a fun and relaxed evening.

Authentic Indian Dinner to Benefit The Learning Tea

When: Monday, June 25th, 2012; Doors open at 6:30 pm , Dinner served at 7 pm

Where: Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party, Candler Park, Atlanta, GA 30307;

Tickets are $20.00, purchase online at or at the door the night of the event. Space is limited so please reserve your place by purchasing your ticket in advance.

The Learning Tea is an Atlanta based charitable organization whose mission is to provide life scholarships to impoverished young women in India by giving them the opportunity to continue their education through university. The Learning Tea pays for complete tuition and living costs for our young scholars while providing a safe and stable dormitory living environment. More information can be found at

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 6:30pm
Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party, 1645 McLendon Ave. in Candler Park

Neighborhood Artist’s Work on View

Jun 19 2012

The recent work of Candler Park resident and artist Helen Ferguson Crawford is being featured in three galleries this summer.

Six of her pieces are included in the exhibition Living Color Redux, curated by Robin Bernat at the gallery {Poem 88}. The exhibition is open through July 28th, with an artist’s talk on Saturday, June 16th.

{Poem 88}: White Provisions Building, 1100 Howell Mill Road, Suite A03.

Helen will also have a major solo exhibition of 68 works in the Defoor Centre’s Forum Gallery. This solo exhibition is included in the summer show, Paper Dolls, curated by Jill Kettles with Helen Crawford. It opens Sunday, June 10th, at 5 pm, and will be open through August 30th. Defoor Center Forum Gallery: 1710 Defoor Avenue NW.

Finally, Helen is included in a group show curated by Annie Drexler at One Twelve Gallery located in the historic Old Fourth Ward of Atlanta. The show opens Friday, August 10th, with a reception from 7pm to 9pm., and the exhibition is open through October 21st. One Twelve Gallery: 112 Krog Street, Suite 5.

For more information, visit

Candler Park Professional Networking Group Meeting

Candler Park Professional Networking Group
Meeting: Tuesday, (7pm – 8:30pm)
Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party,
1645 McLendon Ave.
In Candler Park
Top 5 Reasons To Attend CP’s Professional Networking Group:
1.    Meet new business contacts
2.    Develop new working partners
3.    Share important ideas and resources
4.    Connect with your neighbors
5.    Keep it local
Who is this for?
Business professionals
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month.  
There will be no fee to belong to the group. However, any food or drink purchased during the meetings will be the member’s responsibility.
RSVP Contact:
Gigi K. Miller
Vision Organizing, LLC
Phone:  404.274.1930     Email:

Repeats every month on the first Tuesday until Tue Jun 04 2013 .
Tue, 07/03/2012 - 7:00pm
Tue, 08/07/2012 - 7:00pm
Tue, 09/04/2012 - 7:00pm
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 7:00pm
Tue, 11/06/2012 - 7:00pm
Tue, 12/04/2012 - 7:00pm
Tue, 01/01/2013 - 7:00pm
Tue, 02/05/2013 - 7:00pm
Tue, 03/05/2013 - 7:00pm
Tue, 04/02/2013 - 7:00pm
Tue, 05/07/2013 - 7:00pm
Tue, 06/04/2013 - 7:00pm
Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party, 1645 McLendon Ave. In Candler Park

CrossFit RX Hosts Open House This Saturday

On Saturday, June 23, CrossFit RX will host an Open House in their new facility located at 328-C Mell Avenue.  All are invited to attend the Open House and enjoy a free workout from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  The workout will be organized in a team format offering all fitness levels an opportunity to experience a CrossFit-styled WOD (workout of the day).  Drop-ins are welcome at the event, as well as, anyone who would like to look around or spectate.
For more information about CrossFit RX or the Open House, please visit or email them at

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 10:00am
328-C Mell Avenue

June Messenger

Jun 18 2012

It's here!

Midsummer Music Festival June 15-16

Jun 8 2012

The Midsummer Music Festival is organized and produced by 790 The Zone and is held in Candler Park.

Below is the festival information from

Candler Park residents, if there is an emergency during festival wekeend, or your driveway is blocked, please call 911. For non-emergency issues requiring police involvement, please contact Major Keith Meadows, Zone 6 Commander,, (404) 558-5535.


FRIDAY, JUNE 15  from 4 pm - 11 pm
SATURDAY, JUNE 16 from Noon – 11 pm
CANDLER PARK, Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta's favorite outdoor festival is back and bigger than ever. Literally. With the best line-up in MidSummer history and the largest food truck gathering in Atlanta, this once one-day festival has turned into a weekend event!

Join us Friday night from 4p-11p for the Food Truck Happy Hour and kick off your weekend with the sounds of Lefty Williams, Neil Cribbs and more while you enjoy the tastes of all your guilty food truck pleasures.

Featuring the biggest line-up of FREE music Atlanta might ever see!

G Love & Special Sauce
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
The Wood Brothers
The Quaildogs

Under the Porch
Webster Humpage
Check out our Music Line-up page for band bios and schedule of performances!

Like you, we think the food truck phenomenon is one of the greatest ideas (ever) and can't think of a better way to satisfy all your food truck cravings than Mid Summer Music & Food Fest hosting the largest food truck gathering in Atlanta. Spoil your taste buds with the likes of tacos, fries, ice cream, pizza, or whatever your eyes can see! 

Check out our Food Line-up page to prepare your culinary attack!


Participate in the Go Cornhole Tournament @ MidSummer, every player will receive 2 FREE beers and a FREE Drinking Bracelet (up to $60 value), just for signing up! 

Sign-up today at Event Registration closes on Thursday June 14th at 6pm.  Spots are going to fill up fast, so register your team today and join in the fun!

Outside Food & Drink are prohibited. Event wristband for alcohol purchase/consumption - available for purchase at the gate.
Event Wristband Cost:
     - Friday $5 (valid for both days)
     - Saturday before 5pm: $5
     - Saturday after 5pm: $10

Park Visioning Tabled

Jun 7 2012

Park Pride released the following statement about visioning for Candler Park:

In May 2011, the Candler Park community applied to Park Pride to participate in the Park Visioning Program.  Candler Park was chosen as one of two parks that would be offered the services of Park Pride’s landscape architects to participate in an extensive community engagement process to develop a master plan for the park. 

Park Pride’s role in Park Visioning is as a facilitator and resource to the community as they take ownership of their own visioning process.  For Visioning to be successful, it is critical that the community drive the process and trust Park Pride as a neutral facilitator and unbiased sounding board.  From the beginning, misaligned expectations, politically charged issues and concerns about Park Pride’s objectivity presented challenges to the process and limited our ability to complete the goal.

Both the community and Park Pride believe that a master plan needs to be developed for Candler Park.  But due to the previously stated issues and concerns we feel that it is in the best interest of a successful park vision, that Park Pride removes itself from the process.  Our hope is that this will allow the community time to continue its dialogue and lay the groundwork that ultimately will lead to a successful community driven planning process.   

Park Pride and the Candler Park community have a long and successful history of working together, and we will continue to work together on a plan for Candler Park after a period of laying groundwork.  We believe that taking this important step to ensure that the right pieces are in place before engaging in a master planning process, will lead to a successful community framework on which to build in the future.