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 tiacomments@atlantaga.gov 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

DONATE NOW     mulberryforever@blogspot.com
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.

DONATE NOW mulberryforever@blogspot.com
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

CrossFit RX Gym in Candler Park Hosts Grand Opening

By Elizabeth Harris

On Saturday, June 2, CrossFit RX is hosting a Grand Opening party to celebrate the relocation to a brand new space.  This move was precipitated by explosive growth over the previous year under the new ownership of Kelly Levens and Michael King.  “As the current member base began to expand, it became obvious CrossFit RX need to address expansion plans,” noted Michael King.  The need to expand was crucial to accommodate the current demand for classes, as well as, expand program offerings that Kelly and Michael have developed for the business. 

The owners were thrilled when a larger space became available directly adjacent to the current location.  The new address at 328-C Mell Avenue is located across the alley and just steps away from the original space.  Both Kelly and Michael knew it was imperative to stay in Candler Park.  The neighborhood has been so welcoming and supportive of the business and this new space allowed CrossFit RX to remain in the area. 

To honor the occasion, CrossFit RX is opening its doors to all friends, family, neighbors and members to share the excitement of this growth.  Please join CrossFit RX from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on June 2 for cold beverages, delicious food and incredible door prizes to celebrate the Grand Opening.

All are welcome at this family friendly event – please RSVP by clicking here.  For more information about CrossFit RX or to contact Kelly or Michael, please visit crossfitrx.com.






Sat, 06/02/2012 - 1:00pm
328-C Mell Avenue

Candler Park Movie Night


Animated Feature
Voices by: Antonio Banderas,
Zach Galifianakis, Salma Hayek
Paramount Pictures; Directed by Chris Miller
Rated PG; 90 minutes; 2011
Way before he ever met Shrek, the legendary Puss in Boots goes on a heroic journey, teaming up with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy Kitty Softpaws to steal the famed Goose that lays the Golden Eggs. It’s the adventure of nine lifetimes!
Festivities begin @ 8:00 PM in front of the pool house.
Sat, 05/26/2012 - 8:00pm
Candler Park in front of the pool house

Candler Park Real Estate Data

May 24 2012

From Lexa King, Candler Park resident and real estate agent:

Here is the Candler Park real estate activity for the first quarter of 2012 in the format of a Comparative Market Analysis. The properties are separated by status - all "Active" listings in one group, etc. The category "Pending Lender Approval" indicates that the property is a short sale and they are waiting for the lender to decide if they are willing to accept an offer for less that the amount of the outstanding balance on the loan.

See Comparative Market Analysis data here.

See home listings & photos here.

Please contact Lexa (404-452-9898) with any questions.

Indian Dinner at Dr. Bombay's Benefiting Scholarship Program

May 24 2012

Midsummer Music Festival

The Midsummer Music Festival is organized and produced by 790 The Zone and is held in Candler Park. Get all the details here!

Friday, June 15 from 4 - 11 pm

Saturday, June 16 from noon - 11 pm

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 4:00pm - Sat, 06/16/2012 - 11:00pm
Candler Park (1561 McLendon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30307)

Found Dog

May 21 2012

I found this dog tonight around 6:45pm on Dekalb Ave. near Clifton St. in CANDLER PARK - Atlanta. He is 1-3 year old flat coated black retriever or lab mix with white star on his chest. He is clean and well kept and I am sure a loved family pet, but no collar. This happened right after lots of thunder and dark skies. He came right up to the car when called and was obviously very scared of the oncoming storm. He may have run from his yard or fence because of this. Just after he got in my car - all hell broke loose with hail/thunder and flash flooding. He was petrified. I brought him home and he and my dog Howard got along just fine. ˇhis dog is obviously well adjusted. He loves to play with toys and responds to sit and lay down commands. Please share this so we can help him find his way home!!! Thank You! Contact Emily Wimbush at 404-343-3916

Fall Fest 2012

May 20 2012

At this month's membership meeting, members will be asked to vote on the 2012 Fall Fest budget.  Proposed expenditures for 2012 total $77,359 and include hiring a sponsorship agency and upgrading the stage lighting package.  In addition, a proposal from PleaseRock to program Saturday night's music line up (headliner: Yacht Rock Revue) will be discussed and voted upon.

Please join us to show your support for this year's Fall Fest!


Fall Fest Committee Update

This year’s Fall Fest Committee is meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 PM at The Wrecking Bar.  Beginning in August, the committee will meet every two weeks and will meet weekly during the last four weeks preceding the event.

Anyone is welcomed to attend and join in on the planning, discussions and fun. We’re always seeking people assist the committee with specific tasks as they arise. If you are interested, please list your name, phone number and interest.

We’re seeking people to take the following key roles:

Recording Secretary - someone to attend all meetings and maintain the "Status Document"...what needs to be done and who is doing what

Website - template exists but need updating to get us started and consistent updating leading up to the festival, training can be provided

CPNO Booth - responsible for coordinating our onsite sales and membership info promotions

Contracts - overseer of vendor and musical act contracts (must be authorized by Board)

Photo/Video - responsible for coordinating volunteer photographers (I.e. - what to shoot, when, where)

Signage - responsible for coordinating volunteer signage team: banners, posters, local guerilla marketing efforts

Please contact co-chairs Mark Clement 404-808-3635 or Dave Aynes at 678-665-3283 or Leslie Kipling at 404-520-8828 for further info.