Candler Park Golf Course Showcased on 11 Alive News

Aug 14 2011

Check it out: an on-air clip and web article about affordable golf in the City of Atlanta, featuring our very own Candler Park Golf Course.

Find more information about Candler Park golf course here.

August Messenger

Aug 13 2011

It's here!

CPNO Meeting Monday, August 15, 6:30 pm

Aug 11 2011

The Candler Park Neighborhood Organization monthly meeting is this Monday, August 15. We'll start with socializing (wine, beer, and snacks) at 6:30 pm and move on to general business at 7 pm.

If you've never attended one of our meetings, please come! We love to see new faces.

Reminder, we have child care available!

Plus, THE PORTER BEER BAR will be providing snacks at the meeting. Thanks so much to The Porter for supporting CPNO!

On The Agenda

  • Candler Park has been selected by for a park visioning program -- we'll talk about how to participate
  • An update on Fall Fest
  • Park Pride will come give us an update on their organization


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


August 15th at 6:30 pm (this Monday)

Significant Votes

We will vote on one zoning matter: a variance to reduce the setback at 553 Candler Street.

We will also vote on a bylaw change. Article VII, Section 1(c) will be replaced with the following text:

Zoning Committee. There shall be a zoning committee which shall be responsible for reviewing and making recommendations to the neighborhood organization on land use and zoning issues.

All applications for zoning variances, special exceptions, rezonings, liquor license applications or any other zoning matter related to properties within the neighborhood shall be automatically referred to the zoning committee, which shall have the authority to act on behalf of the neighborhood organization with regard to such matters without notice as otherwise required.
The zoning committee shall have no fewer than three members and no more than seven members. The zoning officer shall chair the zoning committee, and the board of directors shall appoint the other committee members. All meetings of the zoning committee shall be open to any member and to nonmembers at the discretion of the chair.
The zoning committee will meet regularly and prior to the monthly CPNO executive meeting, unless the committee chair determines that there are no issues to be addressed at the normally scheduled meeting time. A majority of zoning committee members shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the zoning committee. Any action required or permitted to be taken at a zoning committee meeting may be taken without a physical meeting if the action is taken based on an e-mail vote by at least two thirds of the zoning committee members then in office.

Summer Wine Tasting at The Mercantile

Aug 10 2011

From Janea Boyles:

Drop into The Mercantile this Saturday between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. We'll be revisiting some of our value hits from summer and introducing a new Italian Pinot Grigio by Maretima. Our wine tastings are casual drop in events and are always a great opportunity to sip, learn and find what you love to enjoy at home. As always, our tastings are free. Identification is required.

We hope to see you in the shop!

The Mercantile
1660 Dekalb Avenue
Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30307

Candler Park Song

Aug 2 2011

See what you find when you spend a lot of time prowling around the web? Check out this song about our 'hood on YouTube. It was posted on July 26, so it probably hasn't had a chance to go viral just yet.

J.Lo, Cameron Diaz To Shoot Film In Little Five Points Next Week

Aug 2 2011

The feature film "What To Expect When You're Expecting," will be shooting scenes in Inman Park and Little Five Points next week. Read all about it at

Playdate on Sunday, August 7 for rising Mary Lin First Graders

Aug 1 2011

From Anna Coan:

There is a morning playdate this Sunday, August 7, for all Mary Lin rising First Graders students and their families.  We will be there from 10:00 am til noon-ish on the Mary Lin playground.  Bring water and any snacks you might like, and keep in mind that the school will not be open, so no bathroom access.  

Some General Info:

Don't forget the Open House is this Friday from 9 - 11 am.  Class lists will be posted that morning at the school.  New this year: K-2nd grades will visit the school from 9am-10am. Grades 3-5th will meet teacher from 10-11am. School supply lists can be found here.

Finally, did you know that Mary Lin has a Facebook page?  It does!  See it here.

Please feel free to forward this or post it for any Mary Lin first grade families you know.  If you have any questions, please contact us Anna Coan, or Anna Steib,

Reminder: Trash Day is now Monday

Aug 1 2011

Hi everyone. Reminder that as of today, August 1, trash pick-up day for Candler Park is Monday.

Postcard to Candler Park Residents

Jul 31 2011

There are over 1,500 addresses in Candler Park.  Despite free membership, CPNO has about 300 registered members (many pairs of members share an address).  I think CPNO could gain new members by reaching out to our neighbors in a new way so I’m recommending that we send a postcard.  I am hopeful that a new type of announcement about goings on in our neighborhood (childcare and food at membership meetings, movie nights, renew membership online, etc.), will encourage more people to get involved.  Since a member expressed concern over the trees that would have to be killed to send these postcards, I am also recommending that $125 be donated to Trees Atlanta.  At our August meeting, I will propose that CPNO approve funding for the $1,649 to send postcards to the addresses of all non-members in Candler Park.  This cost will cover the maximum that CPNO would spend: $1,524 for 2,500 postcards (minimum order, including postage) and the $125 donation to Trees Atlanta to plant five trees (I think only one tree will actually have to be sacrificed to produce the postcards).  Please contact me with detailed questions by e-mailing

April Festival and CPNO's 5K Fundraiser

Jul 31 2011

In 2011, CPNO hosted the 5th Annual SweetWater 420 5K.  Over 2,000 runners participated and the race sold out over a week in advance.  Planning for the 2012 event has become complicated due to the uncertainty surrounding whether the city will allow SweetWater’s popular music festival to continue in its previous form.  I believe that the festival, despite the disruption it causes, is popular in the neighborhood by an overwhelming majority.  I am hopeful that enough residents will post messages in support of this festival (and festivals in general) to illustrate this to the city.

In the meantime, one of CPNO’s two primary fundraisers sits in limbo.  I am proposing that CPNO promote and organize a 5K race on April 21st whether or not there is a festival.  I am also proposing that CPNO hires Zulu Racing, LLC as its 2012 race director and timing company.  While the timing and management costs will exceed last year’s budgeted cost by 38%, my research into Zulu’s technology and interview with their principals indicate that the increased cost is justified.  In 2011, the race suffered from a lack of volunteers and a few other logistical issues last year but it is a highly successful event.  I firmly believe that last year’s issues can be overcome and the race can be an even bigger success in 2012 but the planning must begin now.  At our August meeting, I will propose that CPNO approve funding for the $3,250 contract with Zulu.  $1,625 is payable upon signing and the remainder is payable within 3 days of the event.  Please contact me with detailed questions by e-mailing