Dunwoody’s Award

The City of Dunwoody was recognized as a Georgia Certified City of Ethics at the 2019 Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Convention in Savannah. Dunwoody meets the qualifications for its second recertification. To earn a “Certified City of Ethics” designation, cities must adopt a resolution establishing the five ethics principles for the conduct of city officials, which includes treating all people fairly, using resources with efficiency and creating an environment of honesty, openness and integrity. Cities that earn this special recognition must also adopt an ethics ordinance that meets minimum standards approved by the GMA. The ordinance must contain definitions, an enumeration of permissible and impermissible activities by elected officials, due process procedures for elected officials charged with a violation of the ordinance and punishment provisions for those elected officials found in violation of the ordinance.


Mercedes-Benz USA to Host CAC’s Vintage Affair Benefit

The Community Assistance Center is pleased to announce that the 17th annual Vintage Affair, a Moonlight Masquerade, will be held at Mercedes-Benz USA in the elegant atrium space of their new headquarters in Sandy Springs. Save the date for this year’s benefit gala on Saturday, October 26, 2019.  Tickets and sponsorship opportunities at OurCAC.org


Food `n Fun Challenge Winners Announced!


Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic Church & Knights of Columbus Council 16513, Graphic Packaging and Austin Elementary School were among the winners of the 2018-2019 Food `n Fun Challenge! Twenty-seven teams from throughout the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody communities collected 60,704 pounds of food to provide for local neighbors in need. The Community Assistance Center’s Food `n Fun Challenge is a year-round food drive contest among businesses, schools, congregations and any groups that want to participate. Groups chose what time of the year they want to hold their food drives and each May, to correspond with the end of the school year, the winners are announced! To participate in the next drive, contact Pam Jones at development@ourcac.org. Give local children in need prepare for the upcoming school year with a new backpack and school supplies through the Community Assistance Center (CAC)! Just $40 provides a child with lunches for 3 weeks or a backpack filled with school supplies.  CAC offers programs for school-age children of low-income families in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody.  

Music in the Mountains

The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta’s season may be over, but don’t wait til September to get your Chamber Music fix. Make the easy 2hour drive from Atlanta to the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival for their 38th anniversary season! Atlanta favorites David & Julie Coucheron, Elizabeth Pridgen, Joe Gransden, the Vega Quartet, and Bradley Howard are joined by cellist Zuill Bailey, the Armida String Quartet, violinist Philippe Quint, cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio, and many more! Plus, the cool mountains with waterfalls, fine dining and art, golf, theater, shopping- come for a day, a weekend, or the whole season. To see the entire summer’s exciting offerings, H-CMusicFestival.org

Sauna + Stretch


HotBox Infrared Sauna Studio, LA’s best-kept secret delivering wellness to the mind and body, is coming to Atlanta this Fall. The first three locations will be in Midtown, Buckhead and Sandy Springs. Infrared sauna sessions at HotBox take place in an individual suite which has its own sauna, private Vitamin C rain shower, and chromotherapy (choice of lighting color which stimulates senses and positive emotions). Health benefits include detox, recovery, healthier skin, a stronger immune system and weight loss. HotBoxSaunaStudio.com