The wind brought me to The Crier but this isn’t a personal story.
Joyce Amacher: Dunwoody’s quintessential southern lady. I’m pretty sure if you squint in certain light you can actually see tiny stars trailed by sparkling silver dust flying out of Joyce Amacher’s head.
13 million hits for “Dark Hope.” I told you about Dunwoody’s Monica McGurk’s quest to become a published author early in the process of her young adult series novels about fallen angels, but there have been great strides since my first report.
Perhaps Dunwoody’s most visible expert on manners, etiquette and gallantry, Dolores Hopkins Lauderdale now has a new title.
Learning to give back. Early childhood students at St. Martin’s Episcopal School recently participated in a service project “Kids Helping Kids” to collect items to be donated to Atlanta’s Good Samaritan Health Center.
Anything Goes this Weekend. Get your ticket for “Anything Goes.” The Dunwoody Wildcat Theater opens the show on Friday with shows through the weekend — March 28-29 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 30 at 2 p.m.
Many faceted keys to the Dunwoody Farmhouse. A new art exhibit at the Marcus Jewish Community Center features the historic Cheek-Spruill Farmhouse on the corner of Mt. Vernon and Chamblee Dunwoody Roads as depicted by 27 different artists.
Mindset positive? “Be the Model” is looking for you.
Wildlife habitat at OLA, thanks to scout’s Silver. It looks like future plans for an outdoor classroom at Our Lady of the Assumption School and Church have received a boost thanks to the efforts of Jillian Bertulfo, a 7th grader and Girl Scout Cadette.
“Reflections of my life.” Do you remember that song by The Marmalades back in the early ‘70s?
Spruce up at Brook Run Park. Have you noticed the gorgeous new plantings in front of Brook Run Park on North Peachtree Road?
How will you give back this season? Here’s a local opportunity for “adopting” kids for holiday gifts.
Dance. Always dance. And sing, too. This time last week I was adding up reasons I should probably cancel my registration to the workshop I’d signed up for.
Fool the Flu and Fuel your Fav. It’s not too late for a flu shot, and if it’s on your list this week, consider stopping by Dunwoody Urgent Care.
Spin, whirl and swing like it was spring. It’s not time for Lemonade Days, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a ride on your favorite Tilt-a-Whirl or Gravitron because all your favorite rides from Spring are making a Fall appearance at Perimter Mall for the weekend.
When radio was king. A celebration of yesteryear when the Marcus Jewish Community Center welcomes the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company for a two-show engagement on Sunday, Oct. 20 for shows at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.
You’ve heard of Bill Nye, the Science Guy? How about, Eileen Jedlicka? She’s the Dunwoody teacher that makes social studies and history fun.
Learning to let go. (And pitch in the trash.) This vase of tissue paper flowers has hovered near my bag of trash every time I’ve cleaned my bathroom since about 2010.
Get acquainted with DeKalb’s community band. If you’re not familiar with DeKalb County’s community symphonic wind ensemble, this might be a good chance.
Channel your inner thespian. You know the songs. And if you’re like me, you can seriously rock them with shower acoustics. Consider joining in the casting call for the MJCCA’s upcoming community production of “Glory Days: The Music You Grew Up With.”
Date Nights through the Spring. Here’s a great way to ensure six nights out over the coming months — season tickets at Stage Door.
Green Opportunity = Greenhouse for DNC. Send your two-liter empty bottles in a new direction for upcycling into a greenhouse for the Dunwoody Nature Center. Eagle Scout canditate Reilly Friedman is creating a greenhouse as part of his Eagle certificate and needs your help.
It’s Raining Cats and Dogs.
Triple concerts at really great prices. Pack your lawn chair and blanket and just keep it in your car for a great weekend of summer concerts.
Did you read “The Girl with the Pearl Earring?” I really loved that fictional account of the girl in one of Johannes Vermeer’s most famous paintings. This sounds fun too:
Local teens host star-studded day camp. Camp Star put cash in the pockets and the entrepreneurial bug in the hearts of three Dunwoody teens, but it might have been the 18 attendees with the top gains.
Consultant By Day does it again. C.B. Day is the pen name for Dunwoody’s Monica McGurk, a full-time mother, business executive, community leader and a part-time author. (And the abbreviation for consultant-by-day, get it?)
Gary Gomez hits half-century mark. Today is Gary Gomez’s birthday. And for as long as many of his friends can remember, he’s been wishing for the semi-century milestone to be marked in The Crier.
Everything will be okay. What started out as a temporary art installation for the opening of a new exhibit at the Spruill Gallery in 2009, turned out to be a message that many couldn’t let go.
An upclose adventure. Dunwoody’s Sherrie White has combined her loves of photography, her grandchildren and telling stories into two books of adventure that put a lot of fun into nature, macro photography and a guessing adventure.
Classic Dunwoody. Chick-fil-A’s on its way and the chain’s newest store will be a new and hip version just for our new, hip town.
Broken Egg = Another Great Spot for Dunwoody Eats. The long-awaited breakfast/brunch/lunch spot that has been announcing its arrival in the former Borders location on Ashford Dunwoody Road is opening this week.
On your mark… It’s VanderDash time.
Spartans mentor young robotics hopefuls. “Operation Hyper Thread” is a new mentoring project pairing 28 fourth grade students from Woodland Elementary with members of the North Springs Robotics Team. Their goal: to build miniature solar powered cars.
HIES Senior lands radio concert. 19-year-old cellist Wick Simmons, a senior at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School is headed to Northwestern University to study music and hopes toward becoming a professional musician.
Holocaust history. Girl Scouts from Austin’s Troop 29427 visited the Anne Frank Exhibit in Sandy Springs’ Parkside Shopping Center. The free exhibit displays 600 photographs and more than 8,000 word exhibits telling the story of young Anne Frank.
Love a good story? Here’s a whole day of ‘em.
I originally wrote this column for my daughters in The Crier on January 21, 2004 — my youngest daughter’s 12th birthday. Today she turns 21 and I have a few additions. To Jillybean and Sugar Shake… I’ve italicized the new stuff.
Healthcare on your resume? Take note of the job fair at Northside Hospital today with a goal of filling more than 500 new and existing positions.
Supercali-Stradivarius: Strings concert this Sunday. If you’re in the mood for some top-notch violin, you’re in luck.
In between it all. I’ve always loved this in-between week. It’s lazy and retrospective, but its limits are finite so there’s no guilt. Last week was hectic and full of list checking. Next week is all about goal setting and starting anew. This week feels like a big bear hug between the chaos.
And the Bronze goes to DNC. Girl Scouts from Troop 28417 put the environment they love front and center and worked to restore an area of the Dunwoody Nature Center as part of their Bronze Award project.
Lemonade Days in Haiti. Everyone loves Lemonade Days — especially the recipients of the extra past-years’ T-shirts that had filled the storage rooms of the Dunwoody Preservation Trust.
Third Place goes to the the Molecule Mashers. The Dunwoody Homeschool Hive’s Lego league team earned the third place award at the Kell Robotics qualifying competition held at Palmer Middle School on Saturday.
It’s a wonderful life. Indeed.
Lost at Light Up. A delightful Dunwoody afternoon was marred only by a lost jogging stroller for one Dunwoody family.
What’s more Dunwoody than Light Up? It’s the quintessential celebration for our community — the long-standing tradition of lighting the big Dunwoody tree and Farmhouse landmark with voices in song and the flip of a switch to welcome the holiday season.
Florencepolooza. A deep breath and a smile after a great weekend for the Florence clan.
It’s a Dog’s Life, right? And that deserves annual commemoration in the form of a birthday party.
Get ready for a feast for the eyes (and ears). The coat of many colors gets techno when St. Luke’s ACT UP’s bring “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” to its Dunwoody stage.
Uniting with color and embellishment. More than 130 preschoolers in Dunwoody, dressed in peacock feathers and saris and joined 30,000 children from Primrose Schools across 17 states in a Celebrating Cultures event to symbolize the unity of children worldwide.