CPNO Monthly Meeting This Monday at 6:30 pm

Apr 13 2012

The Candler Park Neighborhood Organization monthly meeting is this Monday, April 16th. 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 child care available!

Thank you to The Mercantile for refreshments this month!

On the agenda this month:

  • Vote on our 2012 operating budget
  • Discussion about the final school redistricting proposal and what it means for Candler Park
  • Update on the recently-kicked-off Candler Park visioning process

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

When: April 16th at 6:30 pm (this Monday)

Significant Votes

We will vote on our 2012 operating budget of $12,152.

Festival on Ponce

Awesome festival going on right on the northern edge of Candler Park this weekend!

Get all the details at festivalonponce.com

Saturday, April 14, 10am – 7pm
Sunday, April 15, 11am – 6pm

Festival Information

The Festival on Ponce is local arts and crafts event held at the Olmsted Linear Park in Atlanta in the historic Druid Hills neighborhood. Did you know that Olmsted Park is the longest group of linear parks in City of Atlanta? We organized the festival by sections for Craft, Antiques, Children and Fine Arts. The Olmsted Linear Park Alliance has a $10 million capital improvement plan to protect these historic parks.

At this festival, there is something for everyone: Artist's Market featuring arts and handmade crafts, a Children's Park, local food and beverage concessions and live acoustic entertainment. Visitors are encouraged to stroll the festival and enjoy the historic gardens.

Sat, 04/14/2012 - 10:00am
On Ponce, near Paidea, find using 1451 Ponce de Leon Avenue

Mary Lin Spring Fling

From Lori Blank:

Don't forget - today is the Spring Fling. 5:30-7:30 at Lin. All activities are free, with food, beverages, and pops available for purchase. In addition to the Bike Rodeo (kids should bring their bikes and helmets), there will be a bounce house, scavenger hunt, recycling relay, garden tours/tastings and FUN, FUN, FUN. See you there :-)

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 5:30pm
Mary Lin Elementary

Earth Day On Ponce

From Eric Dusenbury:

Bring your whole family to celebrate Earth Day on Ponce. Local percussionist group DrumRise will lead an all-ages drum circle; all instruments are provided (and no experience is expected). Kids--and parents--will also love the demonstrations with bee-keeping, chickens, and gardening. Top it off with good food and a wealth of information about how to be even better environmental stewards. More information at www.dhpc.org.

Sun, 04/22/2012 - 2:30pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church Front Lawn - 1026 Ponce, across from the Majestic Diner

Dr. Bombay's Learning Tea Dinner

From Katrell Christie:

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.

Doors open at 6:30 pm , Dinner served at 7 pm.
Tickets are $20.00 , purchase online at www.thelearningtea.com or at the door the night of the event.

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 6:30pm
Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party, Candler Park, Atlanta, GA 30307

School Redistriting Proposal Passed Tonight

Apr 11 2012

Supt Davis' school redistricting proposal passed unanimously tonight with an amendment keeping three elementary schools open.

As part of the proposal, Mary Lin will get its expansion & renovation and continue on to Inman Middle and Grady High. Next year, portables will be used at Inman (rather than using Cook Elementary). Beyond that, Cook Elementary will remain available while a long-term solution is identified.

Get more info here.

2012 CPNO Operating Budget

Apr 10 2012

It's time to review and vote on CPNO's 2012 operating budget. Our operating budget covers predictable expenses that vary little from year to year: insurance, rent for meeting space, fees for tax preparation & accounting, hosting for our web site, and so on.

Last year, the CPNO voted on and funded several new regular expenses to cover changes in how we operate as an organization. These were added during the year and were not included in our operating budget. This year, we would like to include these costs in our budget. Changes include:

  • $3,000 for a professional bookkeeping service
  • $2,400 for childcare at membership meetings
  • $600 for our membership hospitality program

The budget also includes an increase in our contingency line item of $540, though as a percentage of total budget this line item is stable.

A PDF of the budget can be found here. We will discuss & vote on this budget at our membership meeting on April 16th. Prior to that meeting, please address any questions about the budget to treasurer@candlerpark.org.

Final School Redistricting Proposal and Vote Today

Apr 10 2012

The final school redistricting proposal was posted today and is available here.

In the proposal, Mary Lin Eleementary gets its expansion & renovation, and continues on to Inman Middle and Grady High. Solutions to over-crowding at the middle school level will be defined over the next 2-3 years.

Next year, portables at Inman will be used (instead of Cook) to allow time to plan for any needed transitions. Beyond that, Cook is available to use as a 6th grade academy while numbers are assessed and a long-term solution is developed.

Don't forget about the meetings today, all of which are at Jackson HS.

2 pm - Davis presents and discusses the proposal with the board (no public comments)

6 pm - Community input meeting

7 pm - School board votes on the propoal

Please attend as many of these meetings as you can. We're asking that people come at 5:15 and stay through the vote if possible. If you can make the 2 pm meeting too, that's even better.

Thanks, all.

Book Signing & Performance by Author and Fellini's Owner

Apr 9 2012

Clay Harper, Fellini's owner and supporter of our neighborhood and local pre-school DHUMP, recently wrote a children's book. "Are You Sure That Was A Rabbit?"

He is having a book signing event here along with free pizza & a musical/theatrical performance of the book.  Please support Clay as he has supported us all these years.  Here is a link to the even that will take place right here in the Druid Hills Methodist Preschool Fellowship Hall.

11 Alive Segment on the Effort to Save Candler Park Golf Course

Apr 2 2012

Watch it here!