Mart Open to Public

You’re invited to Shop the Mart! Come explore all of the latest trends in fashion jewelry and accessories, as well as the best selection and deals on fine jewelry and diamonds. On Floor 6, you’ll find over 50 showrooms featuring loose diamonds, gold and fine jewelry, watches, and menswear. On Floor 7, another 50 showrooms carry a huge selection of fashion jewelry, women’s clothing, handbags, hats and scarves, luggage, and perfume. Conveniently located downtown at AmericasMart and surrounded by plenty of parking options, this best kept secret is available to shop most weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Register at Shop.AmericasMart.com and come get in on the secret!

Fab Events

Nominated in four categories, WM Events won Best Social Event (Over $50K) at the 28th Annual Allie Awards, honoring achievements in the Atlanta event industry, and as part of the event team for four other winning projects. The award-winning Savannah Chic Anniversary event was a surprise 40th anniversary/undercover operation that allowed a husband to delight his wife and 100 of her closest friends and family. The couple happened to be the parents of the bride of the first wedding WM Events founder William Fogler planned more than a decade ago.

Summer Concerts

The City of Dunwoody’s Nature Center Summer Concert Series features an eclectic mix of local favorites and up-and-coming national acts. Kicks off May 12 with Dunwoody’s own Sunset Ride. Every other Saturday through July 21, six concerts total. Concerts rain or shine in the new North Woods Pavilion building. Pack a picnic, a blanket or a chair. Free to member families. Admission is $5, non-member adults, $3,non-member students, free to children 3 and under. 7 – 9 p.m. DunwoodyNature.org/2018-summer-concert-series/

New Ivories

The Performing Arts Center at City Springs has purchased a Steinway Model D concert grand piano to be used for performances in the Byers Theatre. This purchase was made possible by a generous gift from David and Sarah McKenney of Sandy Springs. The nine-foot Steinway Model D is the flagship model of the world-renowned Steinway & Sons piano company and is widely regarded as the finest concert piano in the world. The selected piano is valued at $143,000. Not all pianos are created equally; because Steinway pianos are largely handmade from mostly natural materials such as wood and felt, each instrument has a unique personality. A pianist can recognize these differences and understands the nuances of sound production and the performance demands of different genres and venues. For these reasons, selecting a piano is an art-form all its own. The McKenneys and a representative from City Springs traveled to the Steinway Factory in Queens, New York in mid-March to select the piano for Byers Theatre.

SS Adopts Careful Growth

Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul announced his task force and the City Council approved a formal program to begin planning for redevelopment of the North End of the City during the City Council’s March 20, 2018 meeting. In January, the City Council adopted redevelopment of the North End as a priority for the City. The low-density rental housing typical of the 1960s and 1970s, a declining retail environment, and a lack of advancement found in other parts of the city are cited among reasons for the focused attention.  The City has hired Civic Strategies, Inc., an Atlanta-based planning firm, to work with and manage the efforts of the task force.Civic Strategies will work with both city management and the task force, assisting with facilitating community engagement events, working with the task force, and providing assistance with final recommendations and reports. A final report is due to the City Council prior to its January 2019 Retreat.

Save the date to rock

City Springs serves as a cultural center point. Tthe City will host Food That Rocks as its debut festival at City Springs on June 9. “Food that Rocks is a celebration of Sandy Springs, bringing together our restauranteurs with those who love great food, fun and community, which makes this event a perfect fit as we begin to unveil the many opportunities for the community to gather at City Springs,” says Rusty Paul, Sandy Springs mayor. Ceated by Dale DeSena, resident, business owner, and founder of Taste of Atlanta.

Smooth Moving

The Chamblee Dunwoody Georgetown Gateway Project seeks to improve traffic flow and create a more welcoming environment for bicycle, pedestrian, and non-motorized users. The scope of the project entails improving the general traffic operations at its intersections as well as providing enhancements to the visual appeal, walkability, and safety of the corridor. Prospective plan elements may include items such as landscape buffers, street trees, pedestrian and lighting, underground utilities, street furniture, bicycle facilities, and enhanced sidewalks. Improving this corridor is identified in the city’s Comprehensive Transportation Plan as a high priority project due to its current poor Level of Service. The focus of this project extends along Chamblee Dunwoody from I-285 to just south of the North Shallowford Road to its Peeler Road intersection. However, to provide an all-inclusive representation of the subject area, the conceptual analysis of this project will also consider concept designs that extend through the intersections of North Shallowford Road/Peeler Road and Vermack Road. In addition, pedestrian improvements along Cotillion Drive between Chamblee Dunwoody and N. Shallowford Road will be designed.

Loving Local Art

City Gallery at Chastain and Dunwoody Fine Art Association are pleased to announce Sights & Insights 2018, a juried exhibition of southeastern regional artists. Accepted work will be exhibited at City Gallery at Chastain from June 18 through July 27. More than $1200.00 in prize money will be awarded by juror, Yu-Kai Lin at the opening reception on June 15th. The exhibition will be held at City Gallery at Chastain, The DFAA is dedicated to the artistic advancement of its members, who hope to encourage community participation in the fine arts, as well as to engage in charitable and educational activities within the area. DunwoodyFineArt.org

Moms: Got Stuff?

Check out the Dunwoody Mom Exchange on Facebook. No wholesalers, stores, or boutiques or other solicitation please. Please review the following guidelines before active participation to enable the page to stay organized and posts easy to follow. This group is intended only for those that live in Dunwoody looking to buy/sell/trade their own personal maternity and child related items. It is acceptable to list other pertinent items which may be of interest to the group or post questions seeking advice. Please take as much discussion off the page as possible by using FB messaging. You can receive messages from other members who are non FB friends so be sure to check your “other” folder routinely. Head to FB and be sure to include the following info in your post Item/Description, Condition of Item, Price, Your neighborhood and if you have a picture, please post it with the description.

Mark Bittman and Big Books

The Marcus JCC of Atlanta presents: May 2, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., Stirring the Pot with Superstar Southern Chefs, a discussion with chefs Hugh Acheson, Eddie Hernandez, Todd Richards, and Virginia Willis, all with new cookbooks that push the bounds of how we think about Southern cooking, comfort food, and beyond, in conversation with Kim Severson, NYT Atlanta Bureau Chief. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., Mark Bittman presents his latest book, How to Grill Everything5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody 678.812.4005 AtlantaJCC.org/BookFestival