2/12 Legislative Update with Rep. Stacey Abrams and Sen. Jason Carter - your reps!

Feb 10 2011

Please join Rep. Stacey Abrams (HD-84) and Sen. Jason Carter (SD-42)


Date: February 12, 2011

Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Shy Temple CME Church

2012 Memorial Dr SE

Atlanta, GA30317



  • 2011 and 2012 Budget Proposals
  • Tax Reform Legislation
  • Atlanta Public Schools and DeKalb County Schools
  • Key Legislation


All persons are welcome to attend. This event is FREE. Light refreshments will be served.


For questions, please contact Ashley Robinson, Chief of Staff at 404-656-5058  or email staceyabrams@gmail.com.

Dine out for Clifton Sanctuary

Feb 9 2011

Dine Out & Support Clifton!
Seating is LIMITED so make your reservations TODAY!
WHEN:    Thursday, February 24, at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Radial Café, 1530 Dekalb Avenue NE, Suite G, Atlanta, GA  30307
WHY:       Portion of the proceeds will go towards Clifton Sanctuary
COST:      $25/per adult and $10/per child (10 and younger)
BYOB:      Bring your favorite alcoholic beverage.  Soft drinks and tea will be provided with your dinner.
Go to www.cliftonsanctuary.com to make your reservation or contact one of the staff members at 404-373-3253  A $25 reservation fee will be collected and will be deducted from your total meal cost.
Local Organic baby Field Greens, Toasted Georgia Pecans, Dried Berries, Vinaigrette
Dinner (Select One)
·         Zinfandel Short Ribs with Mashed Parsnips & Potatoes and Sauteed Local Beans
·         Salmon over Roasted Red Pepper and Corn Risotto
·         Pappardelle with Local Vegetables and Roasted Tomato Cream Sauce
Miniature Dessert Sampler

2011 CPNO Proposed Budget

Feb 7 2011

Each new year brings a new budget. The Board is proposing $5,612.00 budget for fixed operating expenses (detailed below). Discussion and a vote will take place at our February general meeting.










Rent for Meeting Facilities




Accounting Fees








Misc / Contingency




Administrative Expenses




Postage, Mailing Service




Registration Fees




Bank Service Charges




Supplies & Meeting Refreshments



Total Fixed Operational Expenses



The Board is also studying a proposal to outsource CPNO’s bookkeeping and day-to-day financial management.  This may be discussed at the February meeting but will not be voted on until the March meeting.

CPNO Treasurer's Report

Feb 7 2011

The efforts of CPNO’s volunteers raised over $53,000 dollars in 2010 (a 32% increase over 2009).   Of this amount, the following initiatives were funded:

Mary Lin Education Foundation – Learning Technology


Little Five Points Business Association – L5P Mini Precinct


Park Pride / Friends of Candler Park - Screen on the Green (5 nights)


MARTA Wall Landscaping Project (Creeping Fig Installation)


Clifton Sanctuary


Allocation to Reimburse Members for sponsoring Block Parties


Freedom Park Conservancy


Graffiti Clean Up Kits


Park Pride – Grandmaw Gordon


Historic Fourth Ward - grant for brochure printing


NPU Meeting Space


Alliance for Intown Neighbors Mayoral Forum






So far, in 2011, CPNO has funded the following initiatives:


Park Pride / Friends of Candler Park - Screen on the Green (6 nights)


Clifton Sanctuary - Computer Lab








If CPNO is successful in its fundraising efforts in 2011, new causes and initiatives supported by our membership will benefit.  Please take advantage of this year’s volunteering opportunities…CPNO really is making a difference in our community!

Fall Fest 2011 Planning Party is TONIGHT! (Tue 2/1)

Feb 1 2011

Hopefully everyone received the email invitation. In case you missed it, here is it. Please come!


Before you know it, spring will be here, the pages will fly off the calendar and in the blink of an eye, Fall Fest 2011 will be upon us.

That's why we'd love to see you at the first Fall Fest planning session THIS TUESDAY, February 1 at 7 pm at Manuel's Tavern. We'll meet in the North Avenue room. From the front entrance, turn right and just keep on going.

You may be wondering, is this just another meeting where people will socialize with neighbors, and enjoy free drinks and apps? Well, yes, actually! :)

But we'll also:

  • Talk about what being on the Fall Fest committee entails
  • Quickly go over the various roles and sub-committees
  • See who might be interested in which areas and positions
  • Answer any questions people have, and dispel any rumors that it will take over your life
  • Noodle on early ideas about how we can make this year's Fall Fest the best ever

If you want to be on the committee, please come. If you're kinda sorta interested but not sure, that's okay too; please come! Showing up at this meeting does not commit you to anything.

Note that this meeting is intended for people who are interested in being on the Fall Fest planning committee, as opposed to volunteering during festival weekend. If you fall into the latter crowd, we'll be looking for you in early fall.

Manuel's Tavern
602 N Highland Avenue, Atlanta, 30307
We'll meet in the North Ave room

Tuesday, February 1 at 7 pm

Dog found in Candler Park

Jan 31 2011

Submitted by Donna Palmer:

Rick Westbrook found a small, male, black/white/brindled pug dog running around Candler Park today.  If you are missing a dog that matches this description or know anything about this dog, please contact Rick at 404.226.6843.

Taste of Inman on Thursday, February 10

Jan 26 2011

From Karin Dusenbury:

Mark your calendars for an opportunity to try the best restaurants in town at the annual Taste of Inman on February 10, 2011.  There will be an amazing array of tasty menu samplings donated by at least 20 of our neighborhood's finest restaurants.  This is one evening that you and your entire family will not want to miss.  Everyone is welcome, so please invite your neighbors and friends!  Please plan to join Inman Middle School, your community, neighbors and friends for this wonderful dining extravaganza.

Thursday, February 10, 2011
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Inman Middle School
(774 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta, Ga)

Pre-sale tickets will be available the week of the event.  Please see the Inman Middle School website (www.inmanmiddleschool.org) for more information.

Pre-sale: $7 students / $17 adults
At the door: $10 students / $20 adults
Proceeds from the Taste of Inman benefit the Inman Middle School PTA.

Dream in Green Gala on Sunday, March 6

Jan 26 2011

From Connie Weimar:

“Dream in Green” Gala

You’re invited to

the 7th annual party for the Olmsted Linear Park

Sunday, March 6, 2011, 7 pm – 10 pm

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Tickets: 404-377-5361 or olpa.atl@att.net

Information: atlantaolmstedpark.org


When Charles Beveridge visited Druid Hills to view the restoration of the neighborhood’s linear park, designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, he judged the effort to be “the most thorough and comprehensive replanting of any Olmsted project undertaken in the last 25 years.”  Beveridge should know. He is the foremost Olmsted expert, having edited the nine volumes of Olmsted’s papers and consulted on Olmsted restoration projects throughout the nation.

Beveridge’s comment was welcome news to the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance, the group that has spearheaded the rehabilitation and preservation of the park. This winter, the implementation phase of the decade-plus project will be complete, and OLPA is throwing a party to celebrate.

In what promises to be the neighborhood party of 2011, the “Dream in Green” gala will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2011, from 7p.m. to 10p.m. at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.  Co-chairs Rhonda Mullen and Claire Sterk promise an evening to remember with chances to connect with neighbors and park lovers, listen to live jazz, and sample delectable hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails. Both a live and silent auction will feature beach and mountain getaways such as a weekend at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Asheville (across from the Biltmore grounds, which Olmsted also designed)—along with fine art, rare wines, roundtrip airline tickets, and more.

Atlanta-based landscape architect Spencer Tunnell, who has interpreted Olmsted’s original 1904 plans for OLPA, sees the evolution of his work over the past 13 years as paralleling OLPA itself.  Tunnell started his designs on the northernmost segments of the park by filling out Olmsted’s detailed plans for Springdale, Virgilee, and Oak Grove parks. He established vistas, articulated high points, and made modifications when necessary to accommodate the widening of Ponce de Leon Avenue, which runs alongside the park sections. In Deepdene, his work broadened to interpret Olmsted’s intent in the largely conceptual drawings the master architect made. One guiding principal that inspired Tunnell was Olmsted’s vision to capture a resource—a forest preserve—to set aside for the future.

During these same years, OLPA has grown from an organization dedicated to the implementation of plantings, hardscapes, and natural habitats to one with a broader vision. Now the group turns to building an endowment that will be create a lasting legacy for the park—even becoming a springboard for other community-building efforts.

“Olmsted knew intuitively that green space and parks make us happy,” says Tunnell. “He knew the importance of preserving land for the future, to save something undeveloped. He knew that this place could spur the Platonic ideal and become a place to study, play, come together, reflect, and be calm in the midst of our busy-ness. One hundred years later, that dream has come true.”

OLPA President Kirk Elifson echoes Tunnell’s sentiment: “The Olmsted Park is a legacy for all Atlantans, now and in the future.”

Green Your Neighborhood

Jan 24 2011

Tired of throwing money away every time your heat kicks on.  Feel like living a greener lifestyle but don't know where to start?  Check out:


This was passes along to my by Lauren Welsh so thank her for the find.

Oh, on a side note: Those of you who do not know what you are paying for gas need to find out.  A very quick and easy way to save on your gas bill is to shop around for another gas provider.  It is extremely easy and can save significant $$$.



Comprehensive Development Plan - City encourages citizen input

Jan 24 2011

The City of Atlanta is beginning the process of creating an updated 2011 Comprehensive Development Plan. This plan creates a 20-year framework and vision for development in Atlanta's neighborhoods, including Candler Park, and is guided by citizen input. The planning process takes into account things like population, land use, community facilities and natural resources.

Interested in participating? The first CDP training workshop will be held this Saturday, January 29 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Helene Mills Senior Center, 515 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue, NE. To learn more, please visit the city's website here.