Lunch & Learn with Billy Grogan and Mike Carlson, Dunwoody Police Chiefs

by Audra H. Anders and Peggy Smith for The Aha! Connection

Last week we treated the incoming and outgoing Dunwoody Police Chiefs to lunch at Joey D’s Oak Room.  The hostess informed us that Chief Grogan is a regular and she was thrilled to see him and to hug his neck!  The restaurant was packed at 11:30 on a rainy Tuesday. … Read More »

Home for Lease in Brookhaven – Perfect for Roommates or a Family

New Master Bath | Updated Kitchen | Dreamy Tree Top Deck

1277 Chaucer Lane | Brookhaven, GA 30319

4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | ~ 2K SF | $3500/mo

Montgomery Elementary | Chamblee Middle & High | Near Marist

  • Agents protected.
  • Adorable 4 bedroom home in amazing Brookhaven location.
  • 2 private decks and screened in porch overlooking wooded back yard with creek.
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Lunch & Learn with Alan Mothner – Culinary Dropout & Spruill Center for the Arts

by Audra H. Anders and Peggy Smith for The Aha! Connection

Our most recent Lunch and Learn was last week with Alan Mothner, the CEO of Spruill Center for the Arts.  I’ve known Alan for over 20 years and it was fun to catch up on a gorgeous sunny day at an outdoor table in the newest Ashford Lane restaurant: Culinary Dropout

We shared three delicious appetizers…Gochujang Brussel Sprouts, Marcona Almonds,  & Marinated Olives.  … Read More »

Jewelry Artisans

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

This past summer my husband and I were walking off our Hobnob lunch by causally window shopping in the Perimeter Place development.  The skies unexpectedly opened and POURED rain, so we dashed into Jewelry Artisans for cover.  Neither of us had ever been there.  I am typically a more costume jewelry kind of gal, but I happened to be in the market for a new wedding ring. … Read More »

Chris Boivin a helpful, honest, hardworking family man who wants a win/win/win for his Real Estate transactions

By Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

One of my favorite parts of The Aha! Connection is meeting new people and connecting them with others who NEED to know them!  Back when my kids were young, participating in sports and attending the local schools, it was so easy to meet way more than one new person every single day. … Read More »

February Aha! Lunch & Learn with Tom Bass & Jake Hill

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Peggy and I invited Coach Bass and Coach Hill to lunch at North Italia on Tuesday.  Both men have coached my sons over the years so I’ve known them for awhile but I wanted to introduce them to Peggy since her oldest will be attending DHS as a 9th grader next year.  … Read More »

Book of the Week ~ The Covenant of Water (Giveaway)

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

It’s been over 10 years since I read Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.   I remember thinking I may never (ever) read a book that good ever again. I’ve been waiting more than 13 years for him to write another book!   After reading an article about his new book, The Covenant of Water, I could not download it to my Kindle fast enough.   … Read More »

January Aha! Lunch & Learn with Mayor Lynn Deutsch at Seasons 52

by Audra Anders for The Aha! Connection

We kicked off our new 2024 Monthly Lunch and Learn series with Mayor Lynn Deutsch at Seasons 52 Perimeter.  Thanks to our lovely Mayor for taking time out of her crazy schedule to dine with us!  First let’s talk about the food….

Obviously we chose to eat in Dunwoody! … Read More »

White Christmas at City Springs – Audra’s Review

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

My brother and I have season tickets to the Fox Broadway Series.  We love theater!  We may have to switch our season tickets next year to City Springs.  The commute….so close to home.  The parking…..FREE.  The restaurants walkable to the theater…..AMAZING.  Bathrooms at intermission…..plentiful.  The view from every angle…..GREAT! … Read More »

Recipe Ideas for Thanksgiving 2023

by Audra H Anders for The Aha! Connection

We are spending Thanksgiving with my Hurston side of the family in Atlanta this year.   My mom and I divvied out the cooking responsibilities amongst the family chefs and my Aunt Tommie is hosting a crew of 14 plus Ozzie.

We’ve ordered smoked Turkey and Brisket from local BBQ spots…I’d share but neither are accepting last minute  orders this week.… 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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Dunwoody Woman’s Club 50th Anniversary Home Tour & How You Can Become a Woman’s Club Member!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

My parents were in town for about 24 hours to tour the Fox Theatre and attend the Dunwoody Woman’s Club Home Tour. We bought our tickets in advance to save $5 each.  We picked up our ticket booklet at Southern Comforts the morning of the tour and ran into Mayor Lynn Deutsch who was about to give a “kick off speech”!… Read More »

Books Giveaway: Born a Crime and I Have Some Questions for You

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Recently I asked the Aha! subscribers what they recommend as my next books to read and got a lot of great suggestions! 

From the following list, I chose two:

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The Aha! Connection Summer Bucket List

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Feel free to comment if you have additional bucket list items to suggest or additional places/information within each of our categories!

Visit the Zoo

Take a trip with family or friends and visit the Atlanta Zoo to see the new baby sloth born on Father’s Day.

See a Baseball Game

Head to Truist Park to see the first place team in the major league…our hometown Atlanta Braves or to Coolray field to see the Triple A Gwinnett Stripers…or run over to Brookhaven to catch a Bucks game!… Read More »