New Belgium Brewing Event in Candler Park -- September 30

Sep 16 2011

We've recently learned that the Clips of Faith Beer & Film event will take place in Candler Park on Friday, September 30th. This is a travelling festival (we're one of 18 stops) and they expect between 500 and 1000 people to attend. It's a fundraiser for local non-profit Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, which has two advantages: the proceeds will go to a local organization and patrons are strongly encouraged to cycle to the event.

Although the event organizers did not reach out to us until recently, they have assured us they want to work with neighbors to make sure the event is positive and enjoyable for those who want to attend and has a minimal impact on the neighborhood and park. A description of the event, traffic and safety plans, and contact information are in an attached PDF:


Please address any questions about this festival to the organizers ( and cc and

Mary Lin Featured In CBS News Segment

Sep 15 2011

The local CBS station ran a segment on teacher shuffling and rising class sizes in Atlanta Public Schools, and Mary Lin features prominently in the story. WATCH IT HERE.

Candler Park Movie This Saturday, September 17

Sep 15 2011

Come on out for the penultimate Candler Park movie of the season! This month's feature is The Karate Kid with Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith. The movie begins at dusk (a little before 8 pm these days) in Candler Park in front of the pool house. Get there early to socialize with neighbors and let the kids run wild.

Bring your lawn chairs and snacks. No glass bottles allowed in the park.

See you there!

NAMI Walk in Candler Park on Saturday, October 1

Sep 15 2011

Submitted by Edi Guyton:




Registration 10:00 am, walk 11:30 am, then picnic lunch

The Georgia NAMI Walk is on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Candler Park in Atlanta.  The walk is a time for celebration, picnic and fun with family and friends.  Bring your children, relatives, friends, even your dog (on a leash).  The DEKALB PACERS team is going to set the pace for the walk.  

The walk is the main support for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  We provide free support and education for people with mental illness and for family and friends, training for police and security officers to respond safely and knowledgably to situations involving a person in a mental health crisis, educational programs for parents and teachers and communities.  NAMI DeKalb has two Connection consumer support groups with two meetings weekly and a Family Support Group.  This year we had a Peer to Peer Program and two Family to Family programs. Every month, we have an excellent social and educational meeting.  All NAMI services are free!!!  We need your support to keep on setting the pace for work in mental health.

Get more information and register online by going to  Click on Register to Walk at the top right.  Click on join a team (DeKalb Pacers) or on Donate to a Walker (one of our Pacers).  If you want to form your own team, please get in touch with me. 500-800 walkers are expected.

I encourage you to support NAMI DeKalb.  Walk with us if you can.  Donate if you cannot. Any questions, contact Edi Guyton.

September Messenger

Sep 13 2011

It's here!

Open Meeting with the Mayor on September 28

Sep 13 2011

Update on 9/15: This event has been CANCELED by the Mayor's Office until further notice due to a scheduling conflict. Stay tuned for the new date and time.

Alliance of Intown Neighbors Presents a
Neighborhood Forum with
Atlanta Mayor, Honorable Kasim Reed APD Police Chief, George Turner

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

7:00-8:30 PM

Inman Middle School Auditorium

774 Virginia Avenue at Park Drive

Moderator:    State Representative Kathy Ashe

Sponsoring Neighborhoods; Midtown, Ansley Park, Virginia Highland, Poncey Highland, Piedmont Heights, Home Park, Candler Park, Downtown Neighbors, Castleberry Hill, Morningside and Lenox Park.

All are welcome

Admission is FREE

Parking is available on site

Iverson Park Playground Installation on September 17 -- Help Wanted!

Sep 7 2011

From Eric Dusenbury:

The friends of Iverson Park will be installing three new pieces of playground equipment on Saturday September 17 starting at 9:00 AM.  Many hands will make for short work so we are encouraging any interested neighbors to join us for the install.  Tasks include digging holes, moving equipment, mixing concrete, and spreading mulch.  In addition to gloves and proper attire, volunteers are encouraged to bring post hole diggers, shovels, rakes, pitch forks, wheel barrows and small tarps for moving mulch, plus a 6' pry bar (if anyone has one). 

Please contact Eric Dusenbury 678/613-2886 or if you are intersted in helping out.

Candler Park Featured on 11 Alive's "Commuter Dude" Segment

Aug 31 2011


After a pickup truck smashed through the front of a Candler Park flower shop, worried neighbors decided enough was enough. They've seen a litany of crashes through the years and have even gotten help from the City. But nothing has seemed to work. So now they're contacting 11Alive's Commuter Dude as their last hope. 

Go here to watch the segment that aired on the local news, and see what Commuter Dude has in store.

Keep an Eye Out for a Candy-Selling Criminal

Aug 28 2011

From Beware...this guy has been spotted in Candler Park too.


Keep and eye out for a young male knocking on doors selling Reeses Peanut Butter Cups from a cardboard box.

The man, who had scruffy facial hair and stands about 5'8" tall, was last seen wearing long black shorts, a tan tee-shirt with a design on it and brightly colored high-top shoes — possibly green.

The man was knocking on doors at 8:20 p.m. on Sinclair Avenue NE in Inman Park rather frantically. He quickly made himself scarce when he realized he was being watched. He was last seen at 8:25 p.m., heading south on Sinclair toward Carmel Avenue NE from Washita Avenue NE.

The Atlanta Police Department responded and is looking for him.

This modus operandi has been used recently by criminals casing houses for burglary in surrounding neighborhoods. The time of day — after dark — and the somewhat frantic and nervous nature of this individual would lead one to believe he is not fundraising for charity.

If you encounter this person please call 911 and do not open your door to strangers.

Mr. Scott is the public safety vice president for the Inman Park Neighborhood Association.

Mulberry Fields Community Garden Fundraising Effort is a Big Success

Aug 24 2011

Submitted by Jesse and Richard Bathrick

We want all to know that thanks to a wonderful community effort our Mulberry Fields Community Garden Fundraising Event was a huge success. First E. was a perfect location, Mamarazzi gave a dazzling musical performance, the food and beverages were plentiful and delicious, Candler Park and Lake Claire neighbors were “in the house” and formed a wonderful support team.  Finally, big big thanks to our fabulous donors who contributed more than enough funds for us to install an irrigation meter and expand the number of growing beds for new gardeners:

M Cary and Daughters , PlumbingBig thanks to M Cary and Daughters, Small Change Collective, Jason Ingram and Left Hand Brewing Company

Bill Stinnette and Doris Steiner

Katy Thodeson

Carol Hassell

Elaine Gale

Leslie Harris

Thomas Markovic

James Brandt

Ilene Schroeder

Elizabeth Cates-Robinson

Kate and Jay Sandhaus

Danny Fieg and Lori Feig Sandoval

Melissa Kuperminc

Katie Hartley

Doug and Angie Brandenburg

Maureen Wilce and Bill Murray

Ollie Green

Ellie McGraw

Robert Mercado

Betsy Abrams

Carol And Woody Bartlett

Linda Weiscoff

Gus Kaufman

Rullie and Nicolle Hallman

Elaine Harris

Renee FrancoStacy Funderburke

Shana Jackson and Betsy Noell

Tom Painter and Carla Roncolli

Jeannie Stahl

Linda Bryant and Wendy Belkin

Susan Levy

Edie Kelman and Bill Read

Stevy Phillips and Stacy Appleson

Cris Mitchell and Chris Wagner

Robert Shuster

David Godfrey and Nancy Porteous

Lou Squyres and Pat Merchant

Theresa, Robert and Molly Watkins

Martha Ille

Sarah Cook and Kevin Byers

Brandon and Carlie Jones

The Forde Family

Glen and Jen Peake


Thanks to local businesses for their donations of food and drink to the benefit concert:

Kroger, Fox Brothers, Candler Park Market, The Mercantile, Savage Pizza and Flying Biscuit