Brookhaven celebrated Georgia Arbor Day Friday with the transplanting of a tree from the right-of-way in the Brookhaven Forest subdivision currently under development. The Central Park in Brookleigh, off Johnson Ferry Road, is the tree’s new home for the community to enjoy. Council Members Joe Gebbia, Rebecca Chase Williams and Bates Mattison joined in the fun. Native Tree provided the expertise in the transplanting and conserving of the tree. The city also gave away free Oak and Dogwood tree saplings to residents to plant as part of the Arbor Day celebration.
Brookhaven now offers “CitySourced,” a smart phone app for citizens to report problems like potholes, code violations or traffic signal outages. The mobile service is available for iPhone, Android, Windows, and Blackberry phones.
A Brookhaven police officer is credited with saving a life by using his city issued EVZIOTM naloxone auto-injector. The rescue occurred while the Brookhaven police officer was working an off-duty extra job on Sunday morning, March 15 at approximately 2:45 a.m.
The stage will arrive this week, as will all the tents and the pink portable toilets. While the weather forecast is for the rain to move out, and sunny skies to return, the temperatures are expected to be cooler. Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival organizers said they are ready for whatever comes their way.
Approvals for several projects were on the agenda for Dunwoody city council this week including rezoning for 40 townhomes at Georgetown and a special land use permit for All Saints Catholic Church to replace buildings and build a parking deck.
A former Dunwoody police detective, Robert P. Bentivegna, has pleaded guilty to disclosing sensitive law enforcement information in exchange for receiving kickbacks for him and his family.
Boy Scouts of America Troop 463, sponsored by Sandy Springs United Methodist Church, will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of its charter on April 1. Troop 463 serves boys in the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody communities.
Allan Joseph Smith, Jr., 79, of Greensboro, Ga., died surrounded by his family on March 20 after an extended battle with dementia. He was born on May 15, 1935, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Allan Joseph Smith and Ann Weber. He married Mary Stuart Palmer Smith in 1962 and they lived in Dunwoody for 40 years before moving to Greensboro in 2008.
The Dunwoody Green Market has officially closed and will not re-open in 2015. The announcement came last week.
This blooming cherry blossom sets the stage for the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival March 27 to March 29 at Blackburn Park. Two of the most popular vocal groups in music history will perform on stage when “The Drifters” and “The Coasters” headline the festival March 28 in Blackburn Park. “The Coasters” hit the stage at 7 p.m. followed by “The Drifters” at 8 p.m. for a non-stop hit parade of R&B classics from the ‘50s and ‘60s. The free concerts are part of the three-day festival, which also includes a 5K Run/1K Walk, a Children’s Village, Pet World with the original Stunt Dog Show, and some of Atlanta’s most popular food vendors. Crier photo: Becky Jo Cheek
Federal funding for public works projects was on the Dunwoody council’s agenda last week and the group approved four resolutions to apply for government money. There was some cautionary discussion before approval, especially as it related to city control over what would actually be constructed.