Volunteers Needed for SweetWater 420 Fest 5K

Mar 9 2012

From Anne Steib:

Please join us for this year's SweetWater 420 Fest 5K, and volunteer with your friends and neighbors.  This year's event expects over 2,000 participants, which benefits the CPNO, and we need volunteers to cheer on the runners and to make this a success.

All volunteers will receive a t-shirt, a wristband for the festival, a drink ticket and most of all have a great time!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F4BA4AE2E5-sweetwater

Please contact Anne Steib (anne@steibster.com) with any questions.

* Volunteers do not need to be Candler Park residents.

School Redistricting Update

Mar 6 2012

The superintendent's proposal regarding school redistricting and closures was released on Sunday evening. Find links to the maps plus more information at candlerpark.org/redistricting.

Now we enter the feedback phase for the latest proposal.  The timeline for the rest of the process is as follows:

  • March 21 - SRT3 Community meeting (schools zones to Grady & Jackson)
  • April 9 - Superintendent releases final proposal on APS web site
  • April 10 - Atlanta Board of Education votes on final recommendation

Just a little over a month to go. Stay tuned.

Zoning Committee meeting

Agenda:

1. Dr. Bombay's: applicant seeks a special exception from zoning regulations, to reduce the off-street parking requirements from 32 spaces (required) to 0 spaces to allow for an existing restaurant to expand into an adjacent retail space.

2. North Page ave (parcel ID 15 239 01 076), north of 600 Page: applicant seeks a variance related to the required setback.

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

Date: 
Wed, 03/07/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Epworth at Candler Park, 1561 McLendon Avenue, Atlanta GA 30307

Marathon Cheering Zone in Candler Park

From Steve Goff:

Come out and join the Candler Park cheering zone for the Publix Marathon on Sunday, March 18, 2012.  Show up at the corner of Candler Park Drive and McLendon Ave any time between 7:30 am and 9:45 am, when the runners will be passing through. We are mile 8 of their journey. The earlier the better, but come any time!

The top two neighborhood cheering zones voted by the runners can win up to $1,500 for their neighborhood organization.  We won first place last year, plus, we had a lot of fun. This is a kid-friendly event so please bring the whole family out to cheer on the runners.

The cheering zone organizers will be at the location starting at 7:00 am and will have posterboards and markers so you can make a sign.  Signs should mention Candler Park as it will help resonate with the runners when it is time to vote.  It has been suggested to bring noisemakers (cowbells, drums, etc.) as a way to add to the clapping and cheering.  Encourage your neighbors to come and have a good time.

Lastly, the cheering zones are supposed to wear the same color, so come decked out in your GREEN apparel.  See you there.

Date: 
Sun, 03/18/2012 - 7:30am
Location: 
Corner of Candler Park Drive and McLendon Ave.

Annual Candler Park Easter Egg Hunt

From Mark Clement:

Here comes Peter Cotton Tail! Save the date for Candler Park’s annual Easter Egg Hunt.

We will be kicking off the hunt at 12 noon on Saturday, April 7. The hunt will be separated into three age groups in three different areas at the same time.

This year we are going from 2,000 to 2,500 eggs! We promise if your kid makes his or her best effort and doesn't find an egg, the Easter Bunny can go home with you (but you have to feed him). Each category will have a magic Rooster Egg, which if found, wins you a special prize.

And yes the non-threatening Easter Bunny will be there. So bring your camera to take that special Easter photo with the kids.

The Hunt is brought to you by the Friends of Candler Park and the CPNO.

Volunteers -- Yep, we need them. We will be having an Easter Egg stuffing party at Kate Sandhaus' house at 7:00 pm on Friday, March 30. Please contact Kate to RSVP. Thank you, Kate. Then the Easter Bunny will need help hiding the eggs To help, please rally at the pavilion #1 at 10 am the day of the hunt. Last year we got started hiding eggs too early. To our horror we discovered squirrels like Easter eggs almost as much as kids do. So we will need lots of help shortly before the hunt time to hide eggs to minimize the number of eggs that wind up in the trees. 

Date: 
Sat, 04/07/2012 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Candler Park (1561 McLendon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30307)

Mary Lin's Totally 80s Parent Party

This is a very fun party - and a cool fundraiser for Mary Lin .  It's at the Marianna (which is the ballroom above the Wrecking Bar brewpub in L5P.  Open to all, not just Mary Lin parents, but if you're a ML parent, its a fun opportunity to meet and hang out with the teachers and parents. 

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Okay guys, so grab that “Members Only” jacket in the back of your closet. And ladies, you know you’ve been dying for “big hair” to come back in style.  Well, it will be, for ONE NIGHT ONLY at Mary Lin Elementary’s “Totally Awesome 80’s” Parent/Teacher Celebration.  It’s going to be LIKE, totally cool!

HERE ARE THE RADICAL DETAILS --

March 2, 2012

7 pm – 11 pm

Beer, Wine, Kamikaze Shots, Food, Costume Contest, Prize Lottery, and Totally Awesome Music!!!!

Tickets $25 Now ($35 at the door) – So ACT NOW!

Visit www.wix.com/kimmymeyer/marylincelebration for more info or www.marylinstore.com to purchase tickets!

“Celebrate Good Times, Come On!”

Date: 
Fri, 03/02/2012 - 7:00pm
Location: 
THE MARIANNA - 292 Moreland Avenue, NE

School Redistricting Community Meeting in Response to Supt Davis' New Map

The next APS community meeting for SRT3 (everyone zoned to Grady or Jackson) has been announced by APS.

Date: 
Wed, 03/21/2012 - 6:30pm
Location: 
Jackson High School - 801 Glenwood Avenue Southeast Atlanta, GA 30316-1813

Lake Claire coffee and Q&A about school redistricting

Please see below - this invitation was extended by our friends in Lake Claire, and everyone in the Lin community is welcome to attend. Many thanks to Beth Krebs for organizing the event and reaching out to us about it.

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Wondering what is going on with the APS redistricting process? Curious about the capacity concerns and some of the creative options being discussed within the Grady cluster? Have unanswered questions about this important issue?
 
Then please join the Lake Claire Education Committee on Sunday, March 4th at 2:00 p.m. at the Frazer Center for an informal coffee and Q&A session. During this session we'll provide an overview of where we are in the redistricting process and what is to come, share a Lin and Inman LSC (local school council) update, as well as discuss the potential capacity issues and some creative ideas communities have been discussing to build a strong Grady cluster. In addition, there will be plenty of time for your questions!
 
Childcare will be provided.  Also, this meeting is open to all in the Lin Community - our neighbors in Candler Park and Inman Park are welcome to attend.

If you have any questions about this session, please feel free to contact me at beth_krebs@comcast.net.
 
We are looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Date: 
Sun, 03/04/2012 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Frazer Center (from McLendon, north on Ridgewood, dead-ends in parking lot)

Beltline Eastside Trail progress update

Feb 28 2012

From the Beltline email blast regarding "our" stretch of the Beltline right near the Masquerade and City Hall East. Note that Ponce (the stretch in front of City Hall East) will be closed for multiple days next month!

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As we get closer to opening the next big component of the Atlanta BeltLine – the Eastside Trail – we are preparing to tackle two major milestones: repair of the Ponce de Leon Avenue bridge and construction of a new bridge over Ralph McGill Boulevard.  During the month of March 2012, there will be road closures on the roadways below these bridges.  Ponce de Leon Avenue will be closed from March 23 through 26 and again from March 30 through April 1, 2012.  The closures will start at 9 p.m. on Friday evening and will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday morning.
 
Ralph McGill Boulevard will be closed between Freedom Parkway and Ashley Avenue for 30 days starting on February 29, 2012. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. appreciates the public’s patience and understanding while work continues on this transformative project. Please see our blog post here for full details and detour maps!

Parking pass for 420 Fest weekend

Feb 27 2012

From SweetWater 420 Event Organizer Kristen Sheehan

If you live in a two block radius of Candler Park and do not have off street parking, please go here and fill in your information to get a parking pass.  If you have trouble using this link to the Google form, please email the make, model & tag number of your vehicle, as well as your name and street address to kristensheehan@gmail.com.

Your information will be added to a list given to Atlanta Police so that you may legally park in our "No Parking" zones surrounding the park.  You will also receive a pass in your mailbox the week of the Fest.  Please be sure to put this pass on your dash when parking in these areas during the week of the 420 Fest. If you do not submit your information by April 1st, you may be towed when parking in these areas. Please pass this word on to your neighbors so that we may accommodate everyone. We appreciate your cooperation!