Friday, June 29, 2012

Dunwoody July 4th Parade

One of the best things about Dunwoody is the annual Independence Day parade.  For newcomers to Dunwoody, and those not yet wise on parade viewing, here are a couple of tips:

1.  Bring a cooler of waters (and a bowl if you insist on bringing your dog)
Note:  We all know your dog is the best behaved dog in the city and won't poop or pee where people will be sitting/standing, nor will it bark during the parade, nor will it bark/bite at other dogs or kids, nor will it mind the loud sirens and bands. But consider leaving Fido at home.


2.  Bring folding chairs

3.  Please don't put your chairs in front of other people's chairs, and don't move other people's stuff if they are not there when you arrive.  They will be back before the parade starts.

4.  Not a parade day task, but join the Dunwoody Homeowners Association. http://www.dunwoodyga.org/   It is only $40 a year.  No commitment, join for a year if you'd like.

5.  Get there early for best seating and parking.  More people walk to the Dunwoody Village for the parade than any other day of the year except the Dunwoody Arts Festival weekend.

good spots for viewing by Mellow Mushroom and the nearly ready Marlow's Tavern

Will a new generation of Dunwoody kids get an opportunity to see Thomas the Train this year?  Thomas normally rested at Tidmouth, but rumor has it he was seen at Knapfords Sheds in January, but more recently at the TeeDee Shed

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Dunwoody Swim Week 5

Vermack completes the season 4-1 and atop our rankings. But are they alone at #1? Vermack took care of Dunwoody Country Club tonight 469-319. Tough season for DCC. In an effort to improve on next year's season DCC announced 50% off Social Membership for all families with kids swimming at Dynamo. Or, a $250 food and drink credit for every Heat 1 race your kid places 1st, and a $100 credit for every 2nd place finish. One free round of golf bonus if your kid swims the IM. Next up for Team Vermack is the Swim Championships at Georgia Tech

All seniors on Vermack received this Call Me Maybe rough cut sweatshirt as a parting gift.

Mill Glen finished the season 5-0 by defeating Zaban 555-208. Congratulations to Mill Glen. In becoming an elite swim team Mill Glen has really stepped up their game at the concession stand. They can't compete against DJ Vermack when it comes to music, so they took the culinary approach. Their timing is perfect as this is Restaurant Week in Dunwoody. Tonight they had pizza, baked potato, Salad, burgers, hotdogs, and more. What else could they offer to please the crowd? How about a SNOW CONE machine? Totally awesome as we said in the 80's.
Kids enjoying snow cones at Mill Glen

Dunwoody North won 410-380 over Fontainebleu. No more details available at time of posting.

The Branches finish the season on a high note, defeating rival Redfield in a close meet. No score at this time, but The Branches won by about 60 or so. On a side note, former Redfield swimmer Peter Haas earned a dip in the pool in Omaha this week at the Olympic trials. Not sure but I think he swims Thursday morning in the 200 meter breaststroke.

All swim team parent captains will meet at D'Vine for wine and Jello-O shots to celebrate the end of the season. All parents of swimmers vow to stay home next Tuedsday night and do nothing.

Swim Championships are this Friday at Georgia Tech. Not too late to sign up your kid.


Final Standings 2012

#1 Vermack and Mill Glen (tie)

#3. Georgetown

#4. The Branches

#5. Redfield

Mill Glen pulls ahead of Georgetown in the final week based on their huge margin of victories and their average score being higher than Georgetown. The tie stinks, sort of like when Georgia Tech had to settle for a tie with Colorado back in 1990. We will never know if Mill Glen could topple Vermack this season. Maybe someone with more free time than me can compare all the best times of every heat, every age group between the two teams. ( don't be surprised if someone actually does this and sends it to me in an Excel file). Maybe the unresolved issue will lead to a new and improved parks bond for 2013, a bond to make SAD become a reality.

If these two want to settle this bogus tie thing, I suggest one race to settle it: the all important Girls 11-12 Medley Relay. Make it happen Vermack and Mill Glen.

Now that swim season is over DunwoodyTalk staff can get back to hard-hitting commentary on issues like my tomato plants, the new Sunday special at Fleming's, the top secret new location of Austin, and the gift we are moving inside 285 and giving to the new city of Brookhaven (your clue is scrambled: dgo prak)


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