Thursday, April 30, 2009

Springfield Pair Lead Dunwoody to Huge Win, Fill the Hill Again!

Batting lead off for the second game, Springfield's Adam Jones slammed a pair of home runs and knocked in 4 runs, and his Springfield neighbor Hudson Randall threw 5 innings of 1-run ball striking out 8, to lead the Dunwoody High Wildcats to a huge 14-2 win over North Atlanta High. It was a must win for the Wildcats, who kept their slim hopes alive for a regional championship.
The Wildcats 4th and final regional playoff game will be Friday night at Dunwoody High School. Information is below. Hope to see you there!

Murphey Candler Little League
Let’s “Fill the Hill”

MCLL and Dunwoody High School Baseball
are teaming up for our first ever
“MCLL Spirit Night”
Friday, May 1st

“Fill the Hill” will be a homerun to family fun as MCLL families enjoy an inexpensive night out
cheering for the home team! MCLL families will receive a discount on the “MCLL Combo Meal”
at the concession stand if their player is wearing their jersey or MCLL spirit wear to the game!

Plan to arrive early for the pre-game excitement! A pre-game drawing will determine
which player will throw out the first pitch. Please fill out the form below, bring it to the game, and put it in the contest entry bucket located at the spirit wear table. You must be present to win, of course!

Schedule of Events
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Meet & Greet Players and get their autographs while watching batting practice
5:30 p.m. Drawing for the winner to “throw out the first pitch” and pregame announcements.
5:55 p.m. Game begins

DHS Baseball spirit wear will be you can purchase
a baseball and varsity team photograph to use for autographs!
The spirit wear table will also have a “free candy treat” for all MCLL players...
and get your hand stamped with a paw print to show your Wildcat Pride!

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and MCLL Spirit to “Fill the Hill!”

Rain date will be the make-up game date for the McNair vs. Dunwoody game.
Check for more information.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dunwoody Elementary

Construction continues on Dunwoody Elementary School off Womack Rd. near Georgia Perimeter College. I took the picture above yesterday (April 28). The school is still on schedule to open in plenty of time for the 2009-2010 school year.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Fill the Hill for Dunwoody Baseball

No plans for tonight? Looking for inexpensive entertainment?
Then head out to Dunwoody High School to watch some first-class baseball - help "fill the hill!" This evening at 5:55 pm the Wildcats are hosting Druid Hills in a huge regional battle. The Wildcats are ranked 3rd in the region; Druid Hills is 4th. Bring the entire family for a hot dog or a burger and some baseball. Lawn chairs and blankets are optional. For more information visit Dunwoody baseball.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Will Dunwoody Lift Water Ban?

In case you missed this article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday - it was worth the read!

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Denis Shortal tools around town in his beloved little red Corvette.
Yet even with the three-year drought officially over and rain sprinkling metro Atlanta nearly every day, it’s still a no-no for him to wash it in his yard.
The Dunwoody councilman thinks that’s just wrong.
“A lot of people really take care of their cars, and they haven’t been able to,” Shortal said. “The paint job doesn’t do too well if you don’t wash it and polish it once in a while.”
Shortal will ask his council colleagues on Monday to petition the state to allow residents to wash their cars on the same three days they can hand-water their lawns.
The state will say no.
So says Environmental Protection Division spokesman Kevin Chambers. That’s because Lake Lanier — the water source for most of the region — remains 9 feet below full. Until it bounces back, which likely will take months, the outdoor watering restrictions will stay in place.
“It’s not like you can take your plants out somewhere to water them and then take them back,” Chambers said. “Cars can be washed at car washes, so there is an alternative.”
Shortal doesn’t think car washes treat vehicles with the same respect that owners do. Cars are the second-biggest investment for most people, after their homes, and deserve that kind of respect, he said.

Some quarters applaud that logic. Mary Keesee has done her part to conserve by not watering her lawn in the Village Mill area of Dunwoody. But she wants the state to know she could be creative — and even recycle — if the state lets her soap up her car.
“We could put our cars on our lawns and wash them there,” Keesee said. “Then, it would be hand-watered, right?”

Friday, April 17, 2009

Lemonade Days, New Listing

Today-through-Sunday the Dunwoody Preservation Trust is hosting Lemonade Days, its annual fund raising event. Lemonade Days 2009 again features the same format as in the past years. For more information go to the Dunwoody Preservation Trust website.
It's a great time for the entire family!
The home at 4979 Springfield Dr. is back on the market (with a real estate agent). For more information, click on the link below:

Buyer Brief Page

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Springfield Workday

Thanks to the hard work of Barbara Beck, Betsy Wagner and Mari Ann Gallant, not to mention your financial support, Springfield has one of the best looking entrances in all of Dunwoody! On April 25 from 11-11:30AM, Betsy is spearheading a Springfield work day to beautify the entrance. It's mostly light lifting, as the heavy work has already been done. Hope you can make it out to lend a hand. And a big hand to Barbara for all of her hard work!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Elementary School has a Name, Village Mill hopes to Solve Traffic Issues

The new 4th/5th grade academy off Womack Rd. finally has a name - Dunwoody Elementary! The school's mascot will be the Tigers. School colors will be light blue and dark blue. Go Tigers!
I attended the city council meeting last night and clearly the highlight of the proceedings was the plea by the residents of Village Creek Dr. for measures to slow down, if not control traffic. The council unanimously passed a measure that clears the way for six speed tables to be installed on Village Creek Dr. But before any work can be performed, 65 percent of the residents of Village Creek Dr. and Village Creek Court must sign a petition approving the speed tables, which will cost the city, as a whole, $12,000 with homeowners of the two streets each assessed a $25-per-year charge. No doubt action needs to be taken in Village Mill to solve the dangerous traffic issues, especially with expansion at nearby Georgia Perimeter College and the August opening of Dunwoody Elementary. Village Mill has become a "cut through" neighborhood, and it's a shame. But I'm not certain speed tables are the ultimate answer. Certainly the speed tables will slow down the traffic, but will it cut down the traffic? Will residents be happy with the speed tables five years down the road? If I was a resident of Village Mill, I would rather have the Peeler entrance closed off, thereby making it a cul-de-sac and thus eliminating any "cut through" traffic. Plus, a cul-de-sac would greatly increase property values. There are times I wish certain stretches of Springfield Dr. and Summerford Dr. had speed calming devices!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

When I'm Not Selling Real Estate ...

This past weekend I had a chance to sit on the anchor desk at NBA TV with former women's star Cheryl Miller, who won two national championships playing basketball at Southern California, and retired 11-year NBA veteran Scott Pollard, who won a championship with the Boston Celtics last season. The two were great to work with - cutting up the entire time. Unfortunately, some folks took their jibes seriously, and the video of one of the segments is now all over You Tube.

Here it is, just in case you missed it (or care to even see it)!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Dunwoody Police Now at Your Service!

I attended the Dunwoody High School baseball game last night (unfortunately, the Wildcats lost to St.Pius 2-0) therefore I was unable to attend the swearing in ceremony for the new Dunwoody Police Department. Below is the Crier's account.

By Dick Williams of the Crier

The 40 officers and eight civilian employees of the Dunwoody police department took their oaths of office Tuesday evening at the Dunwoody Farmhouse before an appreciative crowd of more than 200 Dunwoody residents, DeKalb County officials and police officials from neighboring cities.A few hours later, just before midnight April 1, the officers assembled for their first roll call. As midnight approached, 40 black and white squad cars rolled out from the new Dunwoody city hall and police headquarters, blue lights flashing and an appreciative audience applauding.The Farmhouse ceremony was led by City Manager Warren Hutmacher and featured an invocation by the longtime Georgia State Patrol Chaplain, Monsignor R. Donald Kiernan of All Saints Catholic Church. Speeches by City Councilman Tom Taylor and state Sen. Dan Weber (R-Dunwoody) were warmly received as they recounted the three-year march to the incorporation of the new city.Taylor drew appreciative laughter when he thanked the police and said, "To the folks on the other side of the law, the season is now open."But the audience was riveted as Police Chief Billy Grogan and his command staff introduced the 48-person staff individually."The average officer," Grogan said, "has 11 years of experience, two are graduates of the FBI National Academy in Virginia and four hold master's degrees. Many have been SWAT team commanders and one has been a member of the Drug Enforcement Administration task force."Grogan explained that the motto of the police force is "serving with distinction." He introduced a retired DeKalb police officer, Frank Figueroa, who designed the department's sleeve patch. It includes the date of city's founding and the word "Integritas," Latin for integrity and a word used by Roman legions at the time of Caesar."Our core values," Grogan said, "include service, integrity, teamwork and courage."Grogan delighted the crowd by saying that each officer had been given two "challenge coins," commemorative coins often used by police and military units. After the ceremony, the officers gave their coins to members of the audience.