This Saturday, October 5 we'll have yet another fabulous movie in the park. The feature presentation will be The Lorax (rescheduled from earlier this season when it was rained out). You are probably familiar with this Dr. Seuss classic, which tells the tale of a grumpy but charming creature who speaks for the trees. It's also a nice fable about how the environment must be protected against those who would profit from it, an idea that surely resonates with all the green folks in CP.
Sunset is coming earlier these days, so the movie will start around 7:30 pm. Get there early so the kids can run around, and for an easy dinner; CP resident and Uncle Maddios co-owner Chris Fitzgerald will be there selling pizza and their famous chocolate chip cookies.
Last but not least, mark your calendar for the final movie night of the season, another one that was rained out and rescheduled - Field of Dreams on Saturday, October 19.
Several Candler Park residents are meeting next week with Ebony Barley of the Mayor's Office of Special Events. The goal is to review the current City Code regulating the permitting of festivals citywide, and then segue into specific issues that are of concern to Candler Park neighbors regarding festivals in the neighborhood.
from Jeanine Rousso:
The Candler Park Fall Festival is just around the corner, and we need your help again this year. All volunteers will receive a free (and super stylish) Fall Fest t-shirt and have a great time at one of the most loved festivals in Candler Park.
To volunteer at the festival: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4AAAAC2AA64-candler
To volunteer at the 5K: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0B4AACAE22A02-fall1/2778803
Contact email@example.com if you have any questions!
For more information about Fall Fest, visit the Fall Fest Website.
via Atlanta ContactPoint:
The second annual Candler Park Play Day will be taking place in the park from 10am - 4pm. Sports played, times and locations are listed here. No word on a contingency plan for rain, but we'll keep you posted.
An article was recently posted on the East Atlanta Patch website describing the efforts of Candler Park resident Amy Stout and the Neighborhood Planning Unit-N to install bike racks in local neighborhoods. Candler Park's bike racks are located at First Existentialist Congregation and Epworth United Methodist Church. Initiatives like these are important to Mayor Kasim Reed's desire to make Atlanta one of the top 10 cities in the country for cyclists. Read more about these efforts and the results here. Way to be, Amy!
Today Mary Lin principal Brian Mitchell provided the following update on the Mary Lin renovation project:
Permit update: Traffic, Arborist and Sewer Capacity review is complete and marked as approved. However Site Development is reviewing the latest revised drawings from the Civil Engineer which was submitted on 09/03/13. At this pace I do not believe construction will start on Monday, 9/23/13. It is possible construction could start, a week later, 9/30/13 contingent on receiving the Land Disturbance Permit ( LDP) next week from the City Site Development.
He also noted that he has a request in to view the traffic patterns that were approved; he will pass along information as he is able to get it.
submitted by David Rotenstein:
Due to an editorial error, the days shown for the headline acts at this year's Fall Fest were incorrect in the print version of the Messenger and an earlier version posted on candlerpark.org. The lead Fall Fest article should have noted that Saturday night's headliners are Blair Crimmins and the Hookers and Sunday night's headliners are Atlanta's Blues Queens. The editor regrets the error and it has been corrected in the online version, available here.