Parking spots for residents at a proposed Perimeter development was a concern for some Dunwoody city council members after listening to the developer’s presentation Monday night. Grubb Properties, the Charlotte, NC based developer, plans shared parking residents of 900 condos and office employees.

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Brookhaven voters overwhelmingly passed the city’s $40 million parks bond issue by 59.9 percent to 40 percent.

Long-term solutions for what Dunwoody calls its EMS Emergency will have to wait until February or longer, as a result of Thursday’s meeting of the Region III Emergency Medical Services Council.

Dunwoody honored Veterans Day Saturday, It also happened to be the Marine Corps birthday. Denis Shortal, mayor and retired Marine general (C) introduced the speaker, Army Col. (Ret.) Richard H. White, a native of Norcross who served 24 months in combat in Vietnam in the Airborne Infantry.

With a flip not foreseen as recently as 10 years ago, area voters in Tuesday’s mid-term and legislative elections switched to Democratic Party leadership.

Lily Shaffer, 16, will compete for the title of Miss Georgia Teen USA 2019 on Nov. 15, 16 and 17 at the Henry County Performing Arts Theatre in McDonough.

Sandy Springs resident, Holy Innocents’ employee, and Dunwoody Crier sports correspondent Dunn Neugebauer has done it again – he has written his second book released in early November titled “Rock Bottom, Then Up Again.” It is available on Amazon. 

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While the race for Georgia governor was too close to call Tuesday night, area Democrats were celebrating a sweep of local offices.

The Book Festival of the MJCCA will celebrate 27 years of bringing culture and conversation to metro Atlanta, with events running through Nov. 18. All events will be held at the Marcus Jewish Community Center in Dunwoody. 

People and their pets were on hand Saturday to help cut the ribbon in the newly fenced dog park in Brookhaven Park. The city park is located on Peachtree  and Osborne roads and is the largest off-leash park in the metro area.

The city of Chamblee was named an exceptional merit award winner by The Atlanta Regional Commission during the 2018 Developments of Excellence awards. The awards recognize the developments and places in the 10-county Atlanta region that are improving quality of life for residents. 

Mayor Denis Shortal and his wife Meredy were special guests at the 14th Annual Atlanta Asian Film Festival Premiere Night last month. Held at the Atlanta Tech Park in Peachtree Corners, invited guests were treated to previews of the festival’s nine films and fine Asian cuisine. All nine film…

Mark Grove, a member of Dunwoody’s All Saints Boy Scout Troop 434, earned his Eagle Scout rank. A special Court of Honor celebrating his achievement was held at All Saints. His Eagle Scout project was building a wooden teepee in the Pray and Play Preschool area at All Saints Catholic Church.…

Rick Woods, President of Rotary Club of Dunwoody, is pictured with  Dunwoody resident Joi Sumpton, inventor of Best New Product in 2007. Joi designed the Step n’Wash,  the first and only self-retracting step that makes it possible for children to safely wash their hands in a public restroom.…

Ronald F. “Windy” Wingate, age 88, died quietly at home on Nov. 2 following a long and courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

White ribbons have been affixed to trees, buildings and subdivisions across Dunwoody as the community mourns the shooting death in Tallahassee of Maura Binkley, a graduate of Dunwoody High and a student at Florida State University.

Changes may be coming to Dunwoody Village including more green space, less parking and a different building style. Most respondents to a city survey in August indicated that a variety of architectural styles in the Village was desired. Only 14.7 percent favored continuing to build with the t…

Lannie Hernandez reacts as she listens to a ghost story told by Park Ranger Kathy Halsell inside the Donaldson Bannister house during the boy scout’s Haunted Halloween event on Saturday.Lannie Hernandez reacts as she listens to a ghost story told by Park Ranger Kathy Halsell inside the Donal…

The final Dunwoody Driving Club car show event of 2018 was held Oct. 21. Founder Chuck Wing reported 47 show cars were displayed, including a Panoz, a Corvette, Porsche’s, Healeys, Ferrari’s, a 1904 Rolls Royce, a 1949 Plymouth Woody and plenty of pony cars. Los Rancheros provided a members-…

Two Dunwoody corporate executives with children all below the age of six have launched a company that uses dolls and a storybook to teach preschoolers about tolerance. The two longtime friends - Valerie Alva-Ruiz and Courtney Stillwagon – met through their husbands and reconnected when they …

Dressed as a zombie skeleton, Rhylee (top) took first place in the aged 0-3 costume competition at the city's Truck or Treat event Thursday night at Brook Run Park. Rhylee’s mom adjusts the hat she won as Rhylee’s dad holds her sippie cup. Below: DPD Lt. Oliver Fladrich poses with a boy dres…

A dozen Rotarians and their spouses gathered at the site of the Rotary Grove of Trees in Brook Run Park on Oct. 27 for the the second planting of what will eventually be a grove of 20 trees in this special nook of the park, all dedicated with a patriotic theme and will represent the casualti…

Temple Emanu-El on Spalding Drive was part of a national outpouring of mourning this week for the victims of the slaughter of Jews in Pittsburgh. The victims were remembered with the traditional kaddish prayer and a sea of candles. Similar events are being held at synagogues across metro Atlanta.

A Crier reader spotted these Halloween decorations on Withmere Way, saying “these skeletons are gettin’ down at the disco! Who said disco is dead?” Not us. We’re not about to tempt fate.

George Thomas Laccetti, a Dunwoody resident since 1973, returned to his forever home in heaven on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. He was 90 years old.

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Planning is underway to mitigate impacts of new I-285 express lanes on residents and businesses in Dunwoody, especially those located in the Georgetown area. City council members got an update from Tim Matthews with the Georgia Department of Transportation on the new lanes at their meeting l…

2nd Lieutenant Joy Powers received a promotion when the DeKalb County Cadet Squadron hosted its monthly promotion and awards ceremony last months. Other promotions were included Cadet Tech Sergeant Levi Compton, Cadet Staff Sergeant Bennett Jakobsen and Cadet Airman Randy Terry. 1st Lieutena…

Civility was the watchword Sunday as candidates in three area election contests participated in a forum for the Dunwoody Homeowners’ Association. By one reporter’s count, the name Donald Trump wasn’t mentioned once by any of the five candidates.

At the bottom of the November ballot, Brookhaven citizens will soon have a chance to vote “yes” or “no” on the city’s pro- posed parks bond. The project list will improve every city park and comes from the master plans developed by citizen groups.

If you’ve gone by the Crowne Plaza Ravinia lately, you will have noticed something you probably never thought you would see. The entire hotel—officially the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia—is closed. Even the parking garage. The reason is that the entire hotel, from top to bottom, …

What DeKalb County called a Stakeholders Workshop on emergency medical services last week essentially became a discussion of Dunwoody vs. DeKalb. The only elected officials present from the county’s cities were Mayor Denis Shortal and Councilor Terry Nall of Dunwoody.

Mount Vernon students spent a day last month honoring those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, through its annual Helping Hands Day. Taking a cue from the School’s strategic plan–MVx–organizers sought to make this year a more meaningful experience for students.

Find spooky surprises and giggles around every corner, as Boy Scout Troop 477 brings Dunwoody’s historic and newly renovated Donaldson-Bannister Farm back to life for Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 27. The event takes place from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the farm, located at the corner of Chamblee Du…

Dunwoody Woman’s Club members toured the historic courthouse and jail in Dawsonville followed by a quilt exhibit at The Bowen Arts Center. Three programs were involved in having 11 members exposed to the beauties of the north Georgia mountain communities.

New Dunwoody Police Officer Irma Hadziahmetovic was sworn in by Mayor Denny Shortal at last week’s council meeting. A recent graduate of the police academy, Hadziahmetovic has a graduate degree from Kennesaw State University. She is pictured above with her friend Justin Arndt. 

Members and guests enjoyed a presentation from Marlo Clowers and Tim Matthews from the Georgia Department of Transporation at the Rotary Club of Dunwoody’s recent meeting. Clowers and Matthews presented plans for the Transform 285/400 Improvement Project and the Major Mobility Investment Pro…

Georgia Senior Living Association named state Sen. Fran Millar of the 40th District as “GSLA Legislator of the Year.” Millar was elected to the State Senate in 2010 and represents portions of DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties.

Bernice McGuire was the winner of the beautiful hand crafted bowl made by David Dalyrmple, at the Dunwoody Woman’s Club 46th Annual Home Tour drawing.  Standing with Bernice McGuire is Marilyn Dalyrmple.

Chamblee High School graduates, Eric Daily and Nathaniel Johnson may only be 18 years old, but they have already experienced what it’s like to be a one-percenter.  Their one percent status has ranked them with the highest achievement possible in Boy Scouts of America where typically four per…

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Space for arts including classrooms, a theater and more is an issue in Dunwoody and city council members were asked to make that issue a priority at their council meeting last Monday night.

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For the last in our series on Dunwoody Arts & Culture Month, our focus is on the performing arts: the Stage Door Players and the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.

Boy Scout Troop 266, chartered to Dunwoody United Methodist Church and led by Scoutmaster Phil Stovall, has announced Chandler White, son of Ty and Amy White of Sandy Springs, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout.