Rise to the Candler Park Pool challenge

Jun 23 2014

From Lauren Welsh

With hot summer days upon us, we all need a place to cool off. Lucky for us we have a public pool right here in our neighborhood! Take a cool dip seven days a week and then stretch out your towel on the nice ... hard ... concrete.

Wait, concrete? That’s right – Candler Park Pool is in desperate need of new pool furniture.

As one of the first projects from the Candler Park Master Plan, volunteers are creating a Candler Park Conservancy to bring together and better support all our park assets including the pool. But we need your help. 

CPNO has issued the CP Conservancy team a challenge grant. CPNO will contribute $1,000 toward pool furniture if the volunteers can raise $1,000, too! Combined with additional a grant w're going for, this will provide the pool with new lounge chairs as well as a couple tables and umbrellas  —  if we act quickly, in time for this season.

Here’s how you can help: 

Opening on board: Communications Officer

Jun 20 2014

We've enjoyed lots of progress in recent months in the realm of online communications. Email blast subscriptions now top 1,000. Facebook Likes are approaching 500. And our candlerpark.nextdoor.com membership is suddenly at 246 and rising.

But now Communications Officer Jeff Elrod has resigned, which means we need a new person to lead our efforts to keep the neighborhood informed.

In recent years, our Communications Officer and our webmaster has been the same person. Knowledge of online tools, such as Facebook and Wordpress, certainly would help in this board position. But don't be intimidated by the technical stuff. If you have a passion for sharing stories and accurate information, and a willingness to embrace new ways of communicating (paricularly social media), this is a great opportunity to make a meaningful difference in our community.

As a board member, you'll also have a chance to contribute to ongoing decision making on such important issus as our efforts to improve the the neighborhood, as well as the park.

Interested? Email here.

AT&T submits cell antenna application

Jun 20 2014

FYI: AT&T Mobility this week submitted its application for a Special Administrative Permit from the city to raise the height of the steeple at Epworth United Methodist Church and to install cellphone antennas in the steeple, according to the company's Bryan Curtis.

About that bike raffle benefit at CP Market ...

Jun 19 2014
Bonnie Palter wrote the other day about the bicycle raffle at Candler Park Market that will benefit both CPNO and Lake Claire Neighbors. Then, Peter Bluestone thought to take a snapshot of the blue-and-white cruiser.
Candler Park Market bicycle raffle
Pretty slick, huh? Certainly worth riding over to the market to put $2 — or four, or six, or eight — into the raffle pot. Doncha think?
New Belgium Brewery donated one of the "hand-crafted" bicycle as a promotion for their Fat Tire ale. Get it? Fat tire bicycle? The Market has kindly opted to raffle it, and to give the proceeds to CPNO and LCN.
"The bicycle will be displayed from now until our customer appreciation on July 12th when we will draw the winning ticket," according to an email from the folks at the Market.

Mary Lin Back-to-School socials

From Kim Meyer, Mary Lin PTA President:

Our Mary Lin Back-to-School socials are scheduled for July! They are 9:30-11 for K-2nd and 11-12 for 3-5th. These are not drop-off play dates, but they are great opportunities for families to meet and greet before school starts. Please bring your own snacks/drinks/sunscreen! Feel free to come one or both days!

July 19 Candler Park 
July 26 Springvale Park 

BE A PART OF OUR WELCOME COMMITTEE AT THE K-2 PLAYDATE! We will have new families with questions and most importantly a new student! If you would like to help us in getting our new families connected with other families, please contact parents@marylinelementary.com.

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 9:30am
Candler Park

Handcrafted Bicycle to be raffled off

Jun 18 2014

 Posted for Candler Park Market

 For the past several years, New Belgium Brewery has generously donated one of their hand crafted  bicycles for us to display in the Market.  New Belgium leaves the fate of the bicycle to the discretion  of each store once it goes off display. 

We have always held a raffle for the bicycle with proceeds from ticket sales donated to the CPNO and LCN.  The bicycle will be displayed from now until our customer appreciation on July 12th when we will draw the winning ticket during our customer appreciation.  Each ticket is $2, and proceeds from ticket purchases are equally donated to CPNO and LCN. 

Tour of Homes, Gardens, And More

Jun 18 2014

Need homes and gardens for the tour. Homes that are 'for sale' are acceptable. Need volunteers to house sit during the tour. The tour will be in conjunction with FallFest. Also need Sponsorships: caterers, florists, real estate brokers, etc. If interested, contact Lexa King (lexaking@gmail.com) or Bonnie Palter (bonniepalter@rocketmail.com).

2 great ways to keep up on crime in CP

Jun 9 2014
From Safety Officer Russell Miller
Folliowing up on our crime discussion at the May CPNO meeting, I want to give you two options to start getting crime and cafety info in your email box. 
Good: Sign up for the Candler Park Safety Yahoo group. You have to have Yahoo account (free) and be signed in to join. Once signed in, you'll get copied on any new topics, including timely alerts that other members post.
Better. Sign up for candlerpark.nextdoor.com, which is another free social media site. Go to the dropdown menu under your name at the upper right corner; go to "settings"; opt to receive "immediate updates" on Crime & Safety. I recommend Next Door because that's Zone 6 APD posts alerts there and also automatically feeds information right onto the site. It's also connected to our surrounding neighborhoods -- sort of like micro Facebook organized by neighbors and neighborhoods. 
I'll try to post as much info as I get on both locations. But it's important keep in mind that these two resources work best if you participate also: If you learn about a crime and run into something suspicious, this is where you can inform your neighbors what's happening. Let's keep these two sites active and useful.
Please help by passing this information along to any other neighbors. The more active participants, the more effective these networks.

Farmer's Market at Epworth Methodist Church

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
McLendon Ave

Monthly Zoning Committee Meeting - Cancelled

There are no applications pending for consideration by the Committee.  Therefore, the June meeting is cancelled. 

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
1561 Mclendon Ave; Epworth Church