Lunch with Lauren: NFA Burger

by Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection

I finally stopped into the Chevron on Chamblee Dunwoody to try NFA Burger. Despite the hype, I hadn’t made it in. Obviously I have no bias to it being in a gas station, more so that I’d heard that it’s busy all the time. For those who don’t know, NFA Burger is helmed by Dunwoody resident, Billy Kramer, who is well known for his burger pop-ups around Atlanta.… Read More »

Lunch with Lauren: Field Day

by Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection

I was excited to see Field Day pop up in my Eater Atlanta feed, especially given it’s close ties to a Dunwoody family. It’s no surprise when you look at the pedigree of staff associated with the Fourth Ward eatery. Mike Pitts (co-owner and executive chef) is associated with BeetleCat, Nobu and Townsend family favorite, Momofoku while bar manager, David Petro, hails from One Eared Stag. … Read More »

City of Dunwoody Earns “Tree City USA” Designation

The Arbor Day Foundation named Dunwoody as a 2019 Tree City USA community for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Dunwoody, GA – February 20, 2020 – For the eighth year, the City of Dunwoody is being recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a “Tree City USA” community for making the planting and care of trees a priority.… Read More »

Free Movie Passes: A Quiet Place Part 2

Get ready for Paramount Pictures’ highly anticipated sequel, A QUIET PLACE PART II, which will be released in theaters nationwide on Friday, March 20th. Picking up where the 2018 blockbuster ended, the surviving members of the Abbott family leave the farm to seek safety from the monsters who hunt by sound. As they continue their fight for survival, the Abbotts learn that the creatures may not be their only threat… If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the terrifying trailer here!… Read More »

Book of the Week: Henry’s Sisters by Cathy Lamb

This is another recommendation from my friend Laura.  She warned me I won’t be able to put it down.   I just downloaded it to my Kindle and Audible.   If you are looking for me this weekend you’ll likely find me glued to this book.

Here’s what Amazon has to say about Henry’s Sisters by Cathy Lamb

“Ever since the Bommarito sisters were little girls, their mother, River, has written them a letter on pink paper when she has something especially important to impart.Read More »

Audra’s Visit to LifeHope Labs ~ Do you know about Synthetic Cannabinoids?

by Audra H Anders for The Aha! Connection

The Marketing Manager from LifeHope Labs in Sandy Springs, Emily Brook, reached out to me in December and I finally made time to go visit them last week.  Their CEO and I have a mutual friend and they piqued my curiosity when he told me he came out of retirement to get involved with LifeHope.  Read More »

Annual Father Daughter Girl Scout Sock Hop

Saturday, March 21, 6-9pm
Saint Luke’s Presbyterian Church
Hosted by Girl Scout Troop 10571
Girl Scouts of all ages are welcome
Dancing, Music, DJ
Soda Floats and Snacks
Jelly Bean Count Guessing Game
Dance, Costume and Limbo Contests for prizes
Custom Photos by a Professional Photographer
Raffle Prizes and a Grand Prize
Corsage, SWAP and Patch for each Girl Scout attendee
Sock Donation Service Project
Register today at the reduced rate: https://10571.dcfw.netRead More »

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Erin Dixon

The 17th Annual Oyster Crawfish Festival Returns To Park Tavern in Piedmont Park

For the past 17 years, thousands of music and food loving festival goers gather annually at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park to celebrate the Oyster Crawfish Festival. Offering a day of Mardi Gras inspired fun on Saturday, February 29, 2020, Park Tavern will once again serve up approximately ten thousand pounds of fresh Louisiana crawfish that are flown in the night before along with live music from the fiercely soulful band, The Dirty Guv’Nahs, an acclaimed six-piece brotherhood from Knoxville, TN known for their electrifying rock and roll performances.  … Read More »

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Congrats GHP Semifinalists at Dunwoody High School

Congratulations to the students listed below who have been selected as Georgia Governor’s Honors Program semifinalists and will participate in final interviews at Berry College in February.

Piranavaskanthan Abeyakaran

Sarah Liu

Esha Bhat

Langley McEntrye

Adam Boss

Siddharth Mohan

Reuben Covey

Elijah Nicpon

Kristin Crespo

Jackson Price

Iain Dallas

Estelle Roark

Jacob Dane

Shaiera Shera

Shriya Gupta

Ana Skrinjar

Spencer Hopkins

Parker Smith

Prathmesh Joshi

Jonathan Stewart

Canon Kennedy

Renne Urtusastegui

Sophie Knapp

Megan Vander Wiele

Seung Joo Lee

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Community and Ritual: The Mental Health Benefits of Religion

Tatiana asked her new intern to write the following in response to the number of folks who have asked her “Does religion help when it comes to mental health?”

by Natalie Stadnick-Uhl, M.Div, Intern Atlanta Specialized Care

Studies have shown that those who consider themselves religious or practice a religion are more resilient and have better mental health.… Read More »

Dunwoody PD is another step closer to having a K-9 unit

The Dunwoody Police Foundation announces the receipt of a donation of $11,500 from the Rotary Club of Dunwoody. The gift, comprised of funds from the Dunwoody Rotary Charitable Fund and individual donations from Rotarians, was made as a restricted gift to the Dunwoody Police Foundation through its Founders’ Campaign 2020. The Rotary club requested that funds be earmarked to help defray the cost of launching a K-9 Unit in the Dunwoody Police Department.… Read More »

Anna Hill announces her candidacy for Board of Education District 1 Representative

As a Certified Public Accountant, Anna brings a needed skill set to the Board of Education.  She has already used her professional expertise to add value to District 1. She has met with Board members to discuss the reality of the district’s auditing failures.  Anna’s advocacy has already helped to improve the culture of accountability and financial transparency on the Board of Education. … Read More »

DeKalb Residential Sanitation Service for Presidents’ Day to Run One Day Late


In observance of Presidents’ Day on Monday, Feb. 17, sanitation service for residential customers will run one day late as follows:


Monday, Feb. 17 – Presidents’ Day observed. No sanitation service.


Tuesday, Feb. 18 -Residential customers whose regularly scheduled collection day is Monday, Feb. 17, will be serviced on Tuesday, Feb. 18.


Wednesday, Feb.… Read More »