Igniting the Mulberry Fields Goat Headed Chicken Fire Sculpture on Friday, March 18 at 7 pm

Mar 16 2011

Submitted by Dick Bathrick:

The  Igniting of our Goat Headed Chicken Fire Sculpture for the Spring Equinox
            lets welcome spring in the garden
                             new lettuce
                                    new gardeners,                        
                                          new neighbors
                                                 new babies
        Bring a funky funny, amazing name for the sculpture ..chick a billy (thanks Frank Andre),Billy chick....or_________________(your idea goes here)
                      AND  GREEN SPACE
         Friday, March 18th  7pm meet and schmooze 8:30 ish ignite the Fire Sculpture… BYO whatever
ENTRANCE TO MULBERRY FIELDS is down the alley next to 1303 Iverson into the garden at Mulberry Fields
             Children are welcome, dogs on leashes only..

Upcoming Discussions Around South Side of Edgewood / Candler Park MARTA Station

Mar 16 2011

Early discussions are in the works about developing the Edgewood side of the Edgewood/Candler Park MARTA station. The goal would be to replace an unused parking lot with potential living, office and retail options. Very few cities have a major transit station in the middle of a neighborhood with no business, living, etc. on top of it. Decatur would be an example of a station that actually developed around the transit stop.

Southface, a nonprofit that promotes sustainable and environmentally friendly development, has assembled a broad team to conduct a transit-oriented development charrette (collaborative session) on the MARTA station. The intent is to produce a best practice model transit-oriented development plan.

CPNO was contacted by John Maximuk, Program Director of the Livable Communities, to invite the Candler Park community to get involved with the charrette and provide input.

More information will be available soon, but for now, please hold the dates (April 13-16). If you have any questions, you can contact John Maximuk, Program Director of the Livable Communities Coalition, at 404.214.0081, ext. 21 or via email.

This will also be discussed at the March 21 CPNO membership meeting.

Georgia Power Refrigerator / Freezer Recycling Program

Mar 15 2011

If you are a Georgia Power customer and have a working secondary refrigerator you want to recycle, take advantage of Georgia Power’s Refrigerator Recycling Program. Georgia Power will pick up and recycle your second refrigerator or freezer for free and give you $35.

Here’s how it works: If you have a second refrigerator or freezer in your garage, basement, storage space or elsewhere in your home, we’ll come pick it up for free.* You’ll get $35 cash back and we’ll recycle it in an environmentally proper way. The refrigerator or freezer must be empty and working at the time of pickup.

Call 1-866-446-9250 or go here for more information.

Life Plus Seventy Years for Killer of Grant Park Bartender

Mar 15 2011

Superior Court Judge Kimberly Esmond Adams on Monday sentenced an Atlanta gang member to life in prison plus 70 years for three robberies and a murder that ignited a firestorm of public anger over rampant crime in Atlanta. Read the full story here.

Missing Australian Shepherd Mix

Mar 14 2011

Making the email rounds, and submitted by Mary Alice Bray:

A rescued, feral (fearful, not socialized) dog escaped Saturday (3/12) from the veterinary hospital where I work in downtown Decatur. He is on the run, probably trying to find his way "home" to the house where he lived. The house is in Edgewood on Dahlgren Road off Whitefoord Road. The dog could be anywhere in Dekalb County, so we are asking everyone we know to be on the lookout for him. He is a medium-sized male Australian Shepherd mix... blue merle [gray with black spots]. He is neutered and vaccinated, but he is not wearing a collar. He is completely afraid of all humans and will not let anyone near him. He was trapped initially and will need to be trapped again, if/when he surfaces.

Anyone who sees the dog, please call Nikki, as quickly as possible, at (912) 294-6215.

Candler Park Real Estate Listings

Mar 14 2011

From Lexa King:

Click here for the latest and greatest real estate listings in Candler Park. This list shows what is currently active in the MLS system in our area. Contact Lexa with any questions.

SweetWater 420 Fest 5K - April 16th

Mar 11 2011


Registration for this year's race is going full steam!  Don't wait to pre-register as the race sells out every year!

Go to www.candlerpark.org/420 for more info...

Also 'like' our Facebook page for event info and updates...

Potentially Dangerous Door-to-Door Solicitor

Mar 10 2011

Submitted by a resident on Candler Park Drive. Be safe!


Our babysitter reported that a man came to the door around 5pm today (Wed, March 9), requesting a donation "so he could go to culinary school".   She told him she didn't have any money and he started pressuring her to give him a check and told her that "all the other neighbors" were giving him checks.  She said no and he continued to pressure her, saying he wouldn't deposit it right away.  He was aggressive and rude and she had a hard time getting him to leave.   She also said that he told a couple of different stories, first saying that he was with a woman and little girl who were in a car that was parked in front of our house, and later that he was the son of "the woman who lives down the street who walks her golden retrievers every morning."

The man was Caucasian, mid-20's and had dark blond hair and a hoodie.  I wonder whether he went to anyone else's house and whether he really lives in the neighborhood.  Sounded pretty fishy...

March Messenger

Mar 9 2011

Forsythia, cherry tree blossoms, daffodils, and the Messenger -- what do these things have in common? They all appear in March, of course! Read the March Messenger here.

Construction to Start on "Our" Section of the BeltLine

Mar 9 2011

Hi all. For anyone who has been following Beltline progress, this is an exciting milestone! Our section of the Beltline -- the part that is just a mile or so west of Candler Park and runs alongside The Masqeuerade -- is about to be paved. Just in time for spring, so before you know it it'll be time to break out your bike, roller blades, skateboard or pogo stick!


By Amy Wenk (article originally appeared on patch.com here)

Construction will get going in the next month on the BeltLine trail from Piedmont Park to DeKalb Avenue. Credit Amy Wenk

Soon, you'll have an easy walk from Piedmont Park to DeKalb Avenue.

Construction is set to start on the two-and-a-half mile BeltLine trail that will bridge several neighborhoods, including Midtown, Virginia-Highland, Poncey Highland, Old Fourth Ward and Inman Park.  A concrete trail will replace the current rocky terrain, which once was railroad tracks. The path will run by three city parks: Piedmont Park, Freedom Park and the new Historic Fourth Ward Park behind City Hall East.

"You'll see a lot of activity start up in the next month," said Ethan Davidson, spokesman for the Atlanta BeltLine.   Environmental work will begin any day now, Davidson said. That includes digging, grating and relocating utilities. After that is complete, work will begin on the 14-feet-wide trail. Trees will be planted later in the year, Davidson said.   Construction "will be happening in segments," he said. The trail should be complete around fall.

So gone will be the days of a secluded BeltLine experience. Since the rocky trail opened, runners, walkers and mountain bikers have enjoyed a somewhat private experience. But the new paved trail should make the BeltLine more accessible to more people.   "I think it will get pretty crowded," Davidson said.