Upcoming paving projects in Dunwoody
This summer the city of Dunwoody is working on several paving projects including the resurfacing of Ashford Center Parkway, which began July 9.
The reconstruction of Leisure Valley Drive, which began in late June, is scheduled to finish July 13. Additionally, work will begin in the next several weeks on Tennille Court, Arnaud Court and the Vernon Oaks neighborhood.
Contractors are also working on Mount Vernon bicycle and pedestrian improvements between Ridgeview and Ashford Dunwoody roads, which will continue into September.
The tentative order of streets for paving this summer includes Ashford Center Parkway, Perimeter Center East, Lakesprings Court and Lakesprings Circle, West Fontainbleau Court, Winters Chapel Road, Sanlee Lane and Arrie Way, Charmant Place, Joel Lane, Joel Court and Joel Place.
City officials said the streets should be completed within one month, weather permitting.
Additionally, there will be stormwater drain improvements made to Winters Chapel this week and next week prior to the paving. Lane closures will occur between the reservoir and Peeler, weekdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Peeler and Tilly Mill road should be used as alternates.
Wal-Mart opponents to rally, report on meeting with developer
Good Growth DeKalb, a group of DeKalb County residents who are protesting the building of a Wal-Mart in their community, will hold a rally July 13, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Medlock and North Decatur roads, and Scott Boulevard.
At 5:30 p.m. a news conference will be held to discuss the outcome of a meeting between Good Growth DeKalb and Selig Enterprises, the development company that wishes to build the 150,000-square-foot Wal-Mart Supercenter in the Suburban Plaza Shopping Center.
Oglethorpe hosts film screening
A screening of the documentary film “GROW!” by Anthony Masterson will be shown at the Oglethorpe University Lupton Auditorium July 12 at 7 p.m. The filmmaker will be on hand at the screening to answer questions.
Masterson’s film examines the energy, passion and independence of a group of young Georgia farmers and the growth and culture of local and sustainable farming.
Starting at 6 p.m. local restaurants Farm Burger and The Little Tart Bakeshop will be selling food in the lobby.
The screening is free but a $3 donation is encouraged. All donations will benefit the Oglethorpe University-Brookhaven Community Garden, which helps feed 30 needy local families each month.
Avondale Police discuss firearm ownership in the home
The Avondale Estates Police Department will be discussing firearm ownership July 21, 10 a.m.-noon in the courtroom at city hall.
The program will guide owners of firearms through legal and safety concerns. Additionally, it will include a review of current Georgia gun laws and how they relate to purchasing, owning, carrying and using a firearm for self-defense.
A question and demonstration session will follow the initial instructional period where attendees can ask specific questions. Residents are encouraged to bring their "safe” firearms with them to the program. No ammunition will be allowed inside the building. Attendees each are allowed to bring a maximum of two firearms.
All weapons must be unloaded before entering the building. Each firearm will be inspected prior to admittance and stored in a controlled location until the demonstration period. No firearms will be displayed or handled unless in the presence of a qualified police officer.
Seating will be limited to a maximum of 25 people. Avondale residents and business owners will be given first priority. No one under the age of 21 will be allowed to attend. RSVP to Karen Holmes at email@example.com, or call (404) 294-5400.