Friday, October 19, 2012

Dunwoody Halloween Parade?

Dunwoody has a great Independence Day parade.  How about a Halloween parade next year?

There are two types of Halloween parades; a day parade and a night parade.  I'd prefer to have a night time Halloween parade, held the Saturday night prior to Halloween (not to interfere with trick or treat night on Halloween).

Locally, Little Five Points has a daytime Halloween parade:

One can only imagine the entries in a Dunwoody Halloween parade. Lots of themes to go on.  We can have DJ Vermack on a float, mixing Halloween songs and Michael Jackson's Thriller.  A group from the DPT can dress up as the Farm House, the BicycleJoe Spandex crowd can do their thing, Farmer Bob can put on his overalls and lead a group of pigs down Dunwoody Parkway, the chicken posse can pull a wheeled chicken coop, someone can dress as the antebellum chimney (coming soon to a Starbucks near you), the kids can dress like their favorite TV and political characters, and the adults can dress as NIMBY's.

I know all the organizations like the Chamber, CVB, Rotary, etc. would take part.

The DHA can get things started, and I officially nominate Heyward as the Halloween Parade Chairman.  Honey Boo Boo can be parade marshal and toss out candies to the children of Dunwoody.

A participant is dressed as The Claw arcade vending machine. (Mario Tama/Getty Images, FILE)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

City of Dunwoody Employees Sleeping on the Job?

The city council and staff have had many hot issues to deal with the past couple of months and DunwoodyTalk has evidence of paid 'workers' taking excessive breaks during work hours.  These breaks include a lot of napping and snacking - all at the expense of taxpayers. 

These goats apparently are doing a fine job of eating the bad underbrush in Brook Run.  This relaxing moment is a rare one for the goats who allegedly eat 20+ hours a day.

The dog in the photo keeps the predators away and keeps the goats from arguing with each other.  I never noticed this enclosure before at Brook Run.  It is near Peeler by the old dormitory.  The goats are rotating throughout the park, with their human-exploiter being paid by the acre.

Next month the free range chickens will be at Brook Run, following behind the goats' work, dropping chicken poop to offset the goat poop.  They call it a poop balancing act in the biz.

Parent Teen Safe Driving Program

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tour de Dunwoody Bike Event

A wave of bikes will take over the roads of Dunwoody for the 2nd annual Tour de Dunwoody bike event on Saturday, October 20.  Organizers, Christine Hilgert and Sean Penn have once again expertly coordinated the Dunwoody Elementary    School‘s fall event for an expected 250 riders from the Dunwoody community by working with the Dunwoody Police Department to make sure the participants had an organized and safe ride throughout the Dunwoody streets.  The 3 mile family fun ride will leave from Dunwoody Elementary School, travel down Tilly Mill to Peeler then back to the school through the Village Mill neighborhood.  The younger participants are able to enjoy a “tot trike ride” – a short bike ride through the Dunwoody Elementary parking lot.
Following the bicycle ride, all attendees will be able to have their bikes serviced by REI, bike decorating, face painting, enjoy an inflatable or two and partake in smoothies from The Smoothie Lady (for small fee). The following businesses provided goods and services or donations for this inaugural event:   Dr. Jason Kaplan Orthodontics. Kumon, Dental Implants and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta, Primrose Schools, RMZ Properties, Chandler et al Attorneys at Law, Griffith Engineering, and Jodi Halpert - Prudential Georgia Realty. 
This event will be fun for the whole family and will be a great way for the Dunwoody community to enjoy a bike ride together. Sign up to join us by going to the Dunwoody Elementary School PTO website at  
“This year’s Tour de Dunwoody will surely have something for everyone in the whole family,” said Hilgert. “Get your bikes ready and plan to join us for a great family outing.”    

October 20, 2012
7:30 am Registration / 8:30 Family Bike Ride
**Family Activities in the parking lot until 11 am

Dunwoody Elementary School