Hootenanny on Saturday, May 21 in Candler Park

May 17 2011
Saturday, May 21, 4 - 10 pm in Candler Park

Join us in the fun and antics of a Hootenanny and stay for the Screen on the Green showing of The Captain Planet Film Festival. 4-8p.m. Native Plant sale with EcoAddendum. 20% of the plant sale will go towards the Candler Park Nature Trail. .

7 pm Seed and Feed Marching Band will perform.

4-8 pm Electronics Recycling/Raffle. Drop off your unwanted electronic junk, have it disposed of responsibly (and or recycled) and get a raffle ticket to win great prizes from restaurant coupons to rain barrels. Meet Captain Planet Himself. Have your picture taken with Eco Super Hero.


CPNO Meeting Tonight (Monday)

May 16 2011

A reminder that the monthly CPNO meeting is tonight at the Old Stone Church (470 Candler Park Drive) -- socializing starts at 6:30 pm and the meeting starts at 7 pm. See the details several posts down on this page.

Knitting Event in Freedom Park on June 11

May 13 2011

Submitted by Linda Fetter:

The Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance is planning an event to celebrate both World Wide Knit In Public Day and International Yarn Bombing Day and everyone is invited to join us in Freedom Park from 12-3 pm on June 11th!  Even if you don't knit or crochet or quilt or felt....come along and support someone who does.  All ages, all abilities, and all fiber techniques are welcome!

Bring small pre-made creations in any fiber technique and/or work on-the-spot.  We'll combine, stir, and stitch together all contributions into a semi-permanent (one month) fiber art installation.  Here are a few sites for inspiration: video, website, article, and a blog post.

For your comfort, plan on bringing snacks and drinks and chairs/blankets to sit on, sunscreen and bug spray. The spot has shade but no air conditioning and the park itself has no amenities.  We are looking into the possibility of using the bathrooms at the Carter Center, but can't promise at this point that bathrooms will be available in the immediate vicinity.

Please visit our website or Facebook Page for more information (including a map of Freedom Park pinpointing the location and some current photos of the area) and you can always email.  See you there!

May Messenger

May 13 2011

"The world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May."  - Edwin Way Teale

And on that note, here's one more reason to be cheery. The May Messenger is here!

Vote Monday on $10k grant to Friends of Iverson Park

May 13 2011

At this month’s membership meeting, we will vote on a grant proposal from the Friends of Iverson Park. The board has reviewed this grant application and made the following recommendation. This recommendation is not binding; all members will have the opportunity to debate this motion and participate in a binding vote at our meeting on May 17th.

Friends of Iverson Park (FoIP) has asked CPNO for a $10k contribution towards a $64k capital improvement project in Iverson Park. CPNO gave $10k towards this same project about a year ago; since then FoIP has received a $28k grant from Park Pride, raised $6k from other sources, and plans to raise the remaining $10k privately.

The $10k CPNO gave previously was earmarked for a specific feature (a walking path) that is no longer included in the FoIP plan. As a result, we need to vote on two motions:

  1. Motion to re-allocate the $10k donated in 2010 to playground equipment instead of the originally intended walking path;
  2. Motion to grant an additional $10k to Friends of Iverson Park for their capital project

The board voted unanimously to support motion 1 (reallocation of previous grant), without reservation.

The board had reservations about motion 2 (additional $10k). Although we ultimately decided to support this grant, we were concerned that the original $10k remains unspent for over a year, and that the plan has changed in the meantime. However, the project aligns closely with our mission statement -- to promote the common good in Candler Park -- and we support the goal of an improved Iverson Park. To address these concerns, we amended the proposed motion to reserve the funds in CPNO’s account until the project is completely funded and underway, and to put a time limit on the grant. The amended motion is:

Motion to commit $10k to Friends of Iverson Park to be disbursed if total project funds have been raised and work is substantially complete by December 31, 2011

The board voted unanimously to support this amended motion 2.

APS Meeting on May 18 at 6:30 pm, Demographers to Present

May 12 2011

This is your chance to learn what the demographers have planned for our schools. People making the recommendation to APS will present. This is an opportunity to share your ideas of how neighborhoods build community schools.

CPNO Meeting Monday, 6:30 pm

May 11 2011

The Candler Park Neighborhood Organization monthly meeting is this Monday, May 16. 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!

Also, snacks this month will be provided by The Pickle! Many thanks to The Pickle for supporting the CPNO.


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


May 16th at 6:30 pm (this Monday)

On the Agenda

  • A vote on a $10k grant to Friends of Iverson Park
  • State Senator Jason Carter will visit & give us a legislative update
  • The MidSummer Music Festival will tell us about their plans for this year

Zoning Votes

We will vote on several important issues at this meeting, including 3 zoning variances (all three were recommended for approval by the Zoning Committee):

1) 1338 Iverson Street -- side yard setback variance for second floor addition and renovation of existing home

2) 1655 McLendon Avenue -- Flying Bisquit - Liquor License change of owner and change of agent

3) 1240 Euclid Avenue -- Montessori School - Special Use Permit


Coyotes in Our Midst

May 10 2011

Circulated via email by a Lake Claire resident:

While we have had Coyotes in and around town for several years, I have not spotted any in our neighborhood until now.
This morning (12:45am), I saw an adult Coyote (30- 40lbs) in our front yard.  I was surprised at how little concern it showed for me or my 55lb dog that was barking non-stop (we were on the porch within 15 feet).  It continued to sniff around (relieved itself) and went on it's way.  This one was travelling alone, however, with all of the great habitat we provide in the neighborhood (storm sewers, ravines etc) I assume there are many more.  If  you're in the habit of leaving your pets outside unattended or have "Free Range" children, be aware.  Like squirrells, rats, racoons, opossums,and liberals, these guys are difficult to erradicate, and are probably here to stay.

Calling all Candler Park Runners

May 10 2011

From Lauren Welsh:

The Candler Park Neighborhood Organization may have an opportunity for funding to improve the running experience in our neighborhood, but we need your help. We need to hear from runners who live in Candler Park and have ideas about what they would like to improve.

Potential ideas include:

  • water fountains in the park
  • keeping restrooms open year-round with lockers
  • a running path or trail around the park or golf course
  • physical fitness station/exercise equipment

These are just a few of the ideas that our CPNO Board generated, but none of us are runners so we want to hear from you. We also need a volunteer who is willing to lead this effort with support from others. If you’re interested in improving the running experience in our neighborhood, please reach out to CPNO President Jay Sandhaus.

Hold-up on McClendon

May 10 2011

Circulating via email:

Last weekend two neighbors and their friend were robbed at gunpoint just after midnight on Saturday night when they were walking home from L5P.  They were at the corner of Euclid Terrace and McClendon.  They were held up by two black men with a gun, who took their wallets and phones, then hit one of them in the head with the gun and left.  Other than a nice lump on the head, everyone was OK.  A police report was filed, they think there could be a connection with the hold-up that  occurred around new years, and others in the surrounding neighborhoods.  Keep your eyes open!