Light Up Brookhaven Set For Nov. 29 At Blackburn Park

Forget about visions of sugar plums. Gently falling “snowflakes,” reindeer, twinkling lights, s’mores and more await visitors to this year’s Light Up Brookhaven celebration slated for Nov. 29 at Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road from 6-8 p.m. The fun-filled evening, starting with a dramatic arrival by Santa, will be packed with holiday-themed activities including music, […]

Brookhaven voters approve $40 million parks bond

Brookhaven’s $40 million parks bond appears to have been approved by voters with 60 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from DeKalb County Registration & Elections. With 12 of 12 precincts reporting, the “yes” votes tallied in at 12,352 and the “no” votes came in at 40 8,258 votes. Total votes cast came […]

Short-term home rentals may be restricted in Brookhaven zoning code

The city of Brookhaven may restrict Airbnb and similar short-term home rental services in its new zoning code. A proposed draft of the city’s zoning ordinance rewrite bans short-term rentals in residential neighborhoods and only allows them through a special land use permit process in multifamily residential properties, in certain areas of the Peachtree Overlay […]

Brookhaven awarded 14.5 acres to be used for greenspace

With the stroke of a federal pen, Brookhaven has acquired 30 parcels of land, totaling 14.5 acres. The properties are located on Drew Valley Road, Oostanaula Road, Burch Circle, Poplar Springs Drive, Nesbitt Drive, Bynum Road, Bynum Drive, Buford Highway, Dresden Drive and Victor Road.   Read full article at MDJ Online

Lunch with Lauren: J’s Mini Hot Pot Deluxe

By Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection My new favorite place to lunch. I’m not sure why I haven’t tried this place sooner; probably because the idea of my child with selective hearing cooking her own food in a pot of boiling broth makes my eye twitch. Spoiler alert…it went really well. Hot pot is […]

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