Christmas for Kids

Jack Frost and Christmas for Kids are on the way and here to stay!

Bring out the warm sweaters, apple cider, Hallmark movies, and Dunwoody Police CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS!

Our Dunwoody Police elves are hard at work. We have 40 children signed up, 11 children waiting to be sponsored, and multiple children on the waitlist.

Do you know a Dunwoody Family that needs a little extra help this year?… Read More »

DeKalb Superintendent Visits Vanderlyn Elementary

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Superintendent Dr. Devon Horton plans to conduct school Roundtable Visits during the 2023-2024 school year.  His goal is to visit every single school and he’s on track.  He’s visited more than 60 schools already, including Vanderlyn.  These visits are designed as an opportunity for open discussion with the Superintendent about what is happening in each school & community, and to hear stakeholder thoughts on how we can improve as a district.… Read More »

Laundry Lounge Sandy Springs ~ Even for people who have a washer and dryer in their home!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Yes, I have my very own washer and dryer in my home.  It has been a long time
since I’ve been in a laundromat…probably a few decades actually.  I mostly remember scrambling to find quarters.  So I was pretty intrigued to find out what a laundromat looks like in 2023. … Read More »

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Open Hand Holiday Giving Guide Gives Back!

If you’re looking for the perfect gift to let someone know how much you care for them, check out Open Hand’s giving guide!

From aprons and cutting boards to ornaments and breakfast bread, Open Hand has something for everyone on your list (including you)! Best of all, every gift purchased from Open Hand’s giving guide will directly support nourishing meals for at-risk Georgians.… Read More »

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Joe Gallagher
(404) 419-1107

Winter Breakout at Dwyer’s Adventure Camps

Winter Breakout is back at Dwyer’s Adventure Camps!!!!
Winter Breakout Camp
Need a few extra shopping days?
How about some extra rest around the holidays?
Gotta work? NO PROBLEM!!!!

Coach Dwyer’s Adventure Camps has you covered with 3 fun filled days during the winter break.

December 18, 19, 20

9am – 4pm… Read More »

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Kelly Dwyer
(404) 403-0199

Congregation Or Ve Shalom Welcomes the Community to its 47th Annual Hanukkah Bazaar

Congregation Or VeShalom is thrilled to welcome the community to its 47th Annual Hanukkah Bazaar & Food Festival on Sunday, November 19, 2023, from 11 am – 4 pm. More than 1,000 people of all ages can Eat, Play, and Shop at the Bazaar (1681 North Druid Hills Road, Brookhaven, GA).

This family-friendly event will be complete with food, holiday gift shopping, and more.… Read More »

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Nicole Feldman
(404) 633-1737

Cocktails and Laughs at Distillery of Modern Art’s Top Shelf Comedy Series

Distillery of Modern Art’s monthly stand-up comedy series, Top Shelf Comedy, featuring the best of Atlanta’s comedians is back for another round on Sunday, November 19, 2023 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Host Amy Brown and comedians Daniel Dellano, Lanny Farmer, Shaunak Godkhindi, Amanda Marks, and Keonna Scott will deliver a healthy serving of nonstop laughs at the go-to, cocktail and art-infused imbibing destination in the heart of Chamblee.… Read More »

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Distillery of Modern Art
(404) 482-2663

20 Year Old Dunwoody High Grad Killed in Jerusalem

I woke up this morning to the horrible news that a young lady who grew up just a few streets over from me and graduated from Dunwoody High in 2021 was killed in Israel yesterday.   I’ve seen many posts, photos and comments about this on social media and via text.   A friend shared a personal note from Rose’s mom about her plans to travel immediately to Israel to bury her daughter….her… Read More »

St. Martin’s Episcopal School

St. Martin’s Episcopal School is Atlanta’s preschool through 8th grade experience dedicated to graduating well-rounded individuals ready to wholeheartedly embrace life. We do this by giving students the personalized attention, instruction and support they need as they learn about the world and themselves through intellectual adventures, extracurricular opportunities and spiritual formation. We believe the transition from children to young adults is a time to savor and celebrate, and the best time to develop a strong foundation on which students can build for the rest of their lives.  … Read More »

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Halloween Graph 2023: Yearly Trick or Treat Count at Audra’s House

Yep, I’m still keeping track of Trick or Treaters at my house.  I have the sweetest new neighbors across the street who borrowed costumes from my stash and came over when done to help me tally the final count.  The previous owners of our Meadowlake home started this tradition in 1984.   They were out of town in 1994 and 20 years later in 2014 we were out of town for the Auburn @Ole Miss game.  … Read More »

Vanderlyn Principal Resigns (Principal’s Letter and Audra’s Thoughts)

Thoughts from Audra:

I became a Vanderlyn parent in 2003 when my oldest entered Kindergarten.  We chose our home because of its proximity to the school and walked our boys and our dog George, to and from Vanderlyn for 9 years. We were all there for the very first VanderDash!  I miss being involved at Vanderlyn so much that I’m entering my 2nd year as a member of the Vanderlyn PAC (Principal’s Advisory Committee).… Read More »