Thursday, October 21, 2010

Dunwoody Music Festival; Update from Councilman Shortal; Dunwoody Singers at Hawks Game

This Saturday and Sunday at Brook Run Park is the first annual Dunwoody Music Festival.  The festival not only includes an array of music from mostly local bands, but a Chili Cook-Off, a fireworks show on Saturday night and the unvailing of the city's new branding.  For the complete schedule, click here or on the photo above.  This morning's edition of the Atlanta Journal Constitution had a nice story on the festival.

By Bo Emerson

Look at Dunwoody, only two years old, and growing up fast. 
Having acquired all the trappings of a modern urban center, now Dunwoody is stepping up to give Atlanta a run for its money.

So, you miss the Midtown Music Festival, which disappeared five years ago? Come to the Dunwoody Music Festival, a two-day smorgasbord of musical acts playing country, rock and roll, jazz, a capella vocals, bluegrass, beach music, folk, opera, flute choir, big band, percussion and pretty much every musical form except polka. The festival begins Saturday, from 10 a.m. to dusk, and continues Sunday, noon to 6 p.m

Julie Gribble on the Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Organizers expect up to 20,000 visitors to Dunwoody’s Brook Run Park, also known as Liane Levetan Park, with events also staged at Georgia Perimeter College and some churches.  They describe the festival as a good way to grow the community. But there is also the suggestion that Dunwoody will jump in if Atlanta offers an opening. Click here to read the full story.
Click here to read the full story.

Among those performing at the festival is homegrown singer-songwriter Julie Gribble, who recently performed live on the Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson (click on the photo above to watch).

Update from Councilman Shortal

Fellow Citizens ... The following are some items of interest:

1. Voting ... Election day is 2 NOV 2010 and IMO this is one of the most important elections in recent history. On 2 NOV you can vote at your normal polling place. To see a complete ballot for your polling place go to ... Prior to election day there are other ways to vote:

Dennis Shortal
a. You can vote in person absentee at the DeKalb County Election Headquarters at 4380 Memorial Dr (just inside I-285) thru this Saturday (yes Saturday) from 8 AM to 5 PM. You can do advanced voting from 25 OCT to 29 OCT from 7AM to 7PM at the same location.
b. From 25 Oct to 29 OCT additional advanced voting places will be open ... the closest one to us is the Chamblee Civic Center, 3540 Broad St, Chamblee, GA 30341 and the hours are 7AM to 7PM.
c. You can also go to the following website for the form to fill out to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you ... Absentee Ballot Application .... send you request to DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections, 4380 Memorial Dr, Decatur, GA 30032. A ballot will then be mailed to you. Fill your ballot in and mail it back. Remember your ballot must be received by the close of business on 2 NOV 2010 to be counted.
d. You can call also call DC at 404-298-4020 to request an Absentee Ballot Application be sent to you and when your application is received follow the directions in (c) above for returning your application and ballot. Remember the 2 NOV deadline above.

As I have said before all of us have been to the polls and have heard of few, if any, of the candidates that are running for an office. Please take it for what it is worth ... the following are the candidates I will be supporting and that I believe are worthy of your consideration:  (to read the rest of Councilman Shortal's update including his endorsements, click here).

Dunwoody Singers to perform at Hawks Game

The Dunwoody Elementary School Singers will be singing the National Anthem at the Atlanta Hawks game against the Milwaukee Bucks at 7 pm on January 11th.  The school is selling tickets in section 309 for $21, which includes a free Joe Johnson jersey!  Contact Mrs. Miller at the school for more information.

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