Nature News

The Chattahoochee Nature Center newsletter has gone digital.  Now you can read what’s happening at CNC wherever you are from the convenience of your phone, tablet, or computer. On the go or even in nature. We hope you enjoy the new format. Look for it the first Wednesday of each month in place of your regular CNC weekly eblast. They also have a new website, has undergone a radical facelift and looks fantastic. Now mobile-friendly and more graphical than before, it brings CNC up to speed on current web design. The new look and feel are thanks to their marketing partner, MVO Marketing. They have also helped revamp the graphics in our emails, flyers, and ads.  If you follow them on Instagram, be sure to check out the new name – @ChattahoocheeNatureCenter.  


Are you a filmmaker?

As the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) begins to gear up for its 20th annual festival, submissions for film entries are now open, inviting filmmakers to contribute to the organization’s mission to entertain and engage audiences with film through a Jewish lens. With nearly 40,000 filmgoers in attendance, the festival celebrates international and independent cinema that reflects Jewish and Israeli identity, history and culture, as well as the intersection of Jewish life with universal issues and diverse communities. AJFF is also excited to announce the dates for 2020, set from Monday, February 10 to Thursday, February 27 at various locations throughout Atlanta.

Emergency Preparedness

The Dunwoody Police Department has partnered with Nixle to implement its Community Notification System to alert residents in real-time for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories. As a resident, there are several simple ways to register: 1. Text your ZIPCODE to 888777 from your mobile phone 2. Go to Once registered, residents will receive a confirmation text to their mobile device. Residents may also customize their alert settings by going to and creating a User Profile. The service is secure, reliable, and easy to use for our organization. Nixle replaces our prior alert system, CodeRED, so residents who were previously registered on CodeRED will need to register with Nixle. All Alerts will be targeted geographically, allowing residents to receive localized, relevant alerts from the Dunwoody Police Department. Nixle Alerts can be sent via Text, Email, Web, and the Nixle Mobile App in an instant. Nixle is partnered with NLETS for unmatched data security, as well as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the National Blue Alert Network, and Google for reach and two-way information exchange.

Destin Wine Time

Founded in 2005, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) has donated $18 Million to Northwest Florida charities through hosting world-class wine and culinary events. These funds have impacted the lives of over 90,000 youth, including those afflicted by health issues and abuse. DCWAF has been recognized as one of the Nation’s ‘Top 10 Charity Wine Auction in the U.S.’ by Wine Spectator Magazine for the last seven consecutive years. The 2019 Harvest Wine & Food Festival provides patrons the opportunity to sip and savor some of the world’s finest wine and culinary selections. Thursday, October 24 is the Celebrity Winemaker Dinners  with celebrity wine representatives from Catena Zapata, Gamble Family Vineyards, PRIME Cellars, and ROY Estate will each headline a multi-course wine dinner in various locations in the South Walton area. Friday’s Al Fresco Reserve Tasting starts at 6PM with a selection of library wines that feature rare vintages not easily accessible to the average consumer. A silent auction featuring a variety of rare wines, staycations and unique experiences continue through October 28.

Perimeter Dunwoody Market

The Perimeter Dunwoody Market – at the intersection of Atlanta’s 400 and 285 – is on the leading edge of the city’s development from urban and suburban amenities to crucial connectivity. With more than 10 million square feet of office space – 8.5 million available and 1.5 million under construction – and updated trailways, the City continues its investment toward becoming a destination to live, work and play. A number of exciting businesses were announced over the last few months, coming to the area soon. This includes restaurants such as Breadwinner Café and Bakery, Duke of Wellington Pub and Lazy Dog Restaurant, along with the area’s first food hall, The Park at Georgetown Food Hall. On the corporate side, look out for Twelve24 Hammond, housing office, retail, restaurant and a hotel space, along with Perimeter Market Place, bringing a grocery store, RaceTrac, hotel and restaurants. Lastly – a school – with 48 Perimeter Center East.

Northside Here to Help

As part of Northside Hospital Cancer Institute’s comprehensive approach to promoting healthier lifestyles, Northside offers a six-week Built To Quit program to help you stop smoking and using other tobacco products. Upcoming sessions begin September 10. Classes are conducted primarily in a group setting, with face-to-face interactions. Afternoon classes are available at all three Northside Hospital campuses in Atlanta, Canton and Cumming, with evening classes also available in Atlanta and Cumming. Lunch or dinner provided. Online classes also are available., 404.780.7653

Free Cancer Screenings

 The Northside Hospital Cancer Institute is offering a community skin cancer screening, at no cost, to emphasize the importance of skin safety on Thursday, September 19, 6-8 p.m.  Medical professionals will provide a brief skin assessment in a private setting. Exposed areas such as your face, arms, hands, neck and feet will be examined. The screening is open to all adults, 18 years old and older. Recommended screening attire includes shorts and a t-shirt. Qualified interpreters will be available free of charge, with advanced requests. As with other cancers, early detection is important. Northside’s skin cancer screening should not replace a complete skin exam with a skin specialist. There is no cost for the screening, but pre-registration is required. To schedule an appointment or for information about other upcoming cancer screenings, call 404.531.4444. Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, Radiation Oncology – Atlanta, 1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE


Meet Sante MD

SantéMD, in partnership with HydraFacial®, hosted aestheticians from around Atlanta for an evening of networking and education. The evening included refreshments, one-on-one demonstrations, best industry and marketing practices, and general knowledge sharing. SantéMD is Atlanta’s signature destination for transformative beauty, health and wellness. Taking an integrated approach to wellbeing, it offers a curated suite of non-surgical and surgical solutions for keeping guests looking and feeling their best. HydraFacial® is one of the various aesthetic services the center offers.