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.

Section of Ponce de Leon Will Be Closed For Two Weekends

Jun 6 2012
From the Beltline:
Ponce de Leon will be closed for two weekends:

June 8 – 11 (9 pm Friday until 5 am Monday)

June 15 – 18 (9 pm Friday until 5 am Monday)

The Eastside Trail project, now under construction, spans more than two miles from the southeast tip of Piedmont Park to Inman Park and the Old Fourth Ward neighborhoods. It is the next major component of the Atlanta BeltLine slated to open to the public. This project includes a 14-foot wide multi-use concrete trail for walking, running, biking and skating, as well as a significant amount of underground infrastructure to accommodate current and future utilities. It also includes retaining walls, landscaping and the preservation of right of way for the transit system which will be built in the future. The Eastside Trail is the first part of the trail system to be built within the old rail corridor, which will eventually connect 45 neighborhoods.

Ponce de Leon bridge duct bank - May 2012
The duct bank that will carry utilities through the Eastside Trail bridge over Ponce de Leon Avenue.

The section of road between Ponce de Leon Place and the Midtown Place Shopping Center (across from Ponce City Market) will be closed from June 8 through 11 and again from June 15 through June 18, 2012. The weekend of June 22 through 25 has been identified as a back-up weekend should inclement weather warrant.

During the first weekend (June 8 – 10) crews will disassemble the scaffolding that has allowed workers to safely remove lead-based paint and make structural repairs to the bridge over the past two months. The bridge will be lowered to its final elevation during the week of June 11-15. During the second week, the contractor will pour the concrete trail and complete touch-up repairs.

All vehicular access points to the shops at Midtown Place, the Kroger shopping center, Ponce Place and Ford Factory Lofts will be open and accessible during this road closure!

Road Closure Map - Ponce de Leon Ave - June 2012

The closures will start at 9 p.m. on Friday evening and will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday morning. Road signs will be in place for the two weeks leading up to the closures to alert drivers on Ponce de Leon Avenue. Sidewalks will periodically be closed to pedestrian traffic as work requires underneath the bridge.

Detour: Detour signs and off duty-police officers will be provided to direct motorists.

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. appreciates the public’s patience and understanding while work continues on this transformative project.

June 5 Regional Transportation Referendum Open House

From Councilman Alex Wan:

On July 31, voters within the ten-county Atlanta metropolitan area will decide whether to fund critical transportation and infrastructure projects through a regional transportation referendum. If it passes, it is estimated that $7.2 billion will be invested over a ten-year period across the metropolitan region with 15% going directly municipalities.
The City of Atlanta is expected to receive more than $9 million every year for ten years, or about $94 million total dedicated for local projects. Over the last several months, the Mayor’s Office, Department of Planning & Community Development and Department of Public Works, in coordination with Atlanta residents and the Atlanta City Council, have developed a draft list of projects.
On June 5, the City of Atlanta will host an open house to present the draft list and gather public input.  
A brief overview of the referendum process and the 85% regional list will be included as part of the session.  We invite everyone to attend.  If you are unable to attend, you may submit your comments on the draft list by e-mail to or call 404-330-6145 by June 19, 2012.

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 6:30pm
Atlanta City Council Chambers - 55 Trinity Avenue Southwest #2900 Atlanta, GA 30303

Zoning Committee meeting


1. 350 Ferguson St., car port
Applicant seeks a variance from zoning regulations to reduce the north side yard setback from 7ft. (required) to 3ft. to allow for a detached carport addition to an existing single-family house.
2. 1642 Clifton Terrace, subdivision of lot (fairly certain agenda item)
Request approval of the subdivision of the subject property. This is a Druid Hills property, however, CPNO ZC has been asked by the NPU to
3. 617 Terrace Avenue, new patio (unconfirmed)
Applicant seeks a variance from zoning regulations to reduce the north side yard setback from 7ft. (required) to 6ft. to allow for a covered patio addition to an existing single-family house.

All Zoning Committee meetings are open to the public. For more information, please conact Mischa Uppelschoten.

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Epworth at Candler Park, 1561 McLendon Avenue, Atlanta GA 30307

Occupy Mulberry Fields!

Occupy Mulberry Fields! Bastille Day July 14  5:30--midnight

2012 Fund Raising Event, Potluck and Party

Eat ,Drink, Dance, Play, Party and support
Mulberry Fields Community Garden and Green space
Children and Family friendly activities early .. a band, and fire sculpture burn later
watch for future emails and check our face book page for updated details  

Become a Friend of the Garden 2012 with your donation at any level

LADYBUG  $25-$49
SUNFLOWER  $50-$74

Thanks to last year's successful benefit concert and fund drive Mulberry Fields has taken a great leap forward in the past year,expanding our growing space and gardeners, getting our own irrigation meter and line and investing in a Mosquito free environment for 2012.
This year's event will be in the garden with entertainment, activities, a potluck and of course the lighting of our fire sculpture, the beloved Chik a Billy the goat headed chicken..(if you haven't seen this it is pure spectacle)
We will provide a keg. Please bring food and drink to share.

Checks can be made out to Mulberry Fields and sent to 1307 Iverson Street

Sat, 07/14/2012 - 5:30pm
Mulberry Fields Community Garden - down an old city alley next to 1303 Iverson Street