Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Dunwoody Elementary’s 3rd Annual Tour de Dunwoody

Get ready for a fun family bike ride! A wave of bikes will again take over the roads of Dunwoody for the 3rd annual Tour de Dunwoody bike event on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Working together with the Dunwoody Police Department, participants will have a safe and organized bike 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 will enjoy a “Trike Ride” & a “Cub Ride” – two shorter routes through the Dunwoody Elementary School parking lot.

Thanks to the generous support of all of our sponsors!  A partial listing of our community partners includes:  Kaplan Orthodontics; Dunwoody Nature Center; Strength in Moms; Huntington Learning Center; Primrose School of Dunwoody; Mad Italian; Chandler, Britt, Jay, Beck & Zwald; RMZ Properties; Account & Compliance Consulting; FundAmerica; Sweets ‘n Dreams; Mathnasium; Dunwoody Homeowner’s Association; Farm Burger & many more.

You can support your local Dunwoody Elementary School by joining your community at the 3rd Annual Tour de Dunwoody. Register by going to the Dunwoody Elementary School PTO website at Get your bikes ready and plan to join us for a great family outing, whether it’s on two or three wheels.

Saturday, October 19, 2013
7:30 am Registration / 8:30 Family Bike Ride / 8:45 Cub & Trike Rides
*Family Activities in the parking lot following the ride

Dunwoody Elementary School
1923 Womack Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338

In October 2012, over 250 children and adults participated in Dunwoody Elementary School’s 2nd annual Tour de Dunwoody bike ride.
For additional information or a sample copy, Contact: Shari Wassell, Dunwoody Elementary School PTO Community Business Support Committee co-chair;

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

League of Women Voters Declines to Moderate Dunwoody Forum at Church

Please Note:  The DHA Candidate Forum is a separate, non-related forum and is not affected by the announcement listed below.  The DHA Candidate Forum will be held, as scheduled.

Dear Mr. Leahy and Mr. Seconder,

I would like to Thank You for inviting the League of Women Voters to moderate your upcoming forums.
The League of Women Voters DeKalb declines to moderate the community forums scheduled for October 3 and October 10, 2013. Recent activities by Dunwoody residents have demonstrated that certain members of the community vehemently object to the League moderating these candidate forums. These protests have caused considerable confusion and only serve to mar the LWVDK’s reputation as an impartial moderator. It is unfortunate because only the community is being deprived of hearing all candidates’ views represented.

The LWVDK is a non-partisan, grass roots organization who mission is to promote voter education and voter service. We conduct, moderate and participate in voter education forums to promote a non-partisan venue for citizen education. While we respect an organization’s personal and political beliefs, we believe that these issues should not bleed over into an impartial forum. Nor does the League “endorse” a candidate seeking political office. Our recent experiences with planning the Dunwoody forums lead us to believe that the LWVDK is being pulled into a local community dispute. We do not want our presence at a voter education forum to be misinterpreted as engaging in this dispute.

We wish you well with your candidate forums in the City of Dunwoody.


Belinda Pedroso
Immediate Past President LWVDK

Lee Slaughter
Incoming Current President, LWVDK

Monday, September 30, 2013

Could You Sing the Words?

Below is a video clip taken recently at a Kansas City stadium.  The microphones and PA system failed, thus no 'professional' singing to start the event.  Instead, the crowd decides to sing together.

It reminded me of my elementary school.  We sang America the Beautiful, recited the Pledge of Allegiance, and also sang the National Anthem before school.  Yes, it was a public school.  There was a record player in the front office of that old brick building.  The school secretary would turn on the microphone then place the needle to the vinyl.  I don't think these songs are taught in school any more.