As the holiday season approaches, it is a time of joy to be with friends and family that we may have not seen in a while. Also remember it can be a time of sorrow.

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As a long-time resident of Johns Creek, I’ve seen our community come together to support each other through the years. Now, more than ever, it is time to focus our collective energies to help families who are experiencing additional pressures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Resiliency while fa…

The Stage Door Players represents the City of Dunwoody’s premiere (and likely oldest) arts organization. Stage Door is well-respected within the Atlanta theater community. This respect was earned by long-time Artistic Director Robert Egizio who, during his 15-plus years at the helm, has buil…

COVID-19 has impacted us all. I am grateful for how our city, our NGO’s, and our faith-based community continues to respond. The YMCA has programs to facilitate virtual learning. The City of Alpharetta has installed additional programming to allow moms and dads to drop their little ones off.…

The Stage Door Players represents the City of Dunwoody’s premiere (and likely oldest) arts organization. Stage Door is well-respected within the Atlanta theater community. This respect was earned by long-time Artistic Director Robert Egizio who, during his 15+ years at the helm, has built a …

It is disheartening to see mask use propaganda in your newspaper and people’s response to those that are not sick, and choose not to wear a mask.

Under Georgia law millage rate caps are permissible but they may be removed by a city under its home rule powers per a 1983 Attorney General’s (Democrat) unofficial opinion.

The 2020 football high school football season will be one like no other due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 is spreading like wildfire through the nation’s nursing homes. Already, more than 60,000 residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. They account for more than 44 percent of U.S. coronavirus deaths, even though less than 1 percent of Americans live in n…

Branch developers are draining a beautiful manmade retention pond to put up a bigger parking lot in their new development on Ashford Dunwoody across from Walmart where the former PF Chang’s used to be. EPA regulations protect wildlife habitats, but not manmade storm drains. The developers of…

The City of Alpharetta has banned skateboarding downtown. And for those who care about their community, the city will now be persecuting middle- and high school-aged kids (the most vulnerable demographic) for making the honorable decision to turn off their devices and engage with the world t…

I am a poll manager at Peachtree Middle School. I am writing in response to all the negative publicity about the past election. My precinct did not have the delays as others did. My team worked well together. Yes, we did have a few minor problems, but my team pulled together and we had a suc…

I want to thank the people of Alpharetta for their tremendous support over the last three months. We are experiencing historic challenges, and through it all the people of this community have never allowed those challenges to divide us the way it has other communities. I am confident we will…

If the coronavirus has shown us anything, it’s that there are far more “journalists” who are medical experts than we could have imagined. Especially if you consider the recent opinion articles in the Johns Creek Herald, along with pretty much anything coming from CNN, it seems that more and …

Chambers of Commerce are the great conveners in a time when we cannot convene. The Greater North Fulton Chamber brings together private and public to build not just great business but also great communities. As a regional chamber, that goal also means celebrating and respecting the unique di…

I am a long time Dunwoody resident and frequent the Publix on Chamblee Dunwoody Road. Last week I became aware that a friend of mine, who is battling cancer, had run out of hand sanitizer. I went up to Publix (of course they were out of sanitizer) so asked the general manager on duty to call…

Recently I wrote to my three representatives on the Dunwoody City Council, giving my input on the upcoming comprehensive plan and where I felt the priorities should be. 

I’ll be attending the State of the Union Tuesday night as a guest of Rep. Lucy McBath. Among many things he will say that night, I expect President Trump to tout his “terrific plans” to help us afford our medications. But as a doctor and a patient, I know that in three years we’ve made zero …

Dear neighbors, if you’re like me, you may have experienced some frustration with a recent commute or walk around town. Notice traffic is worse than before? Sidewalks are cracking more than usual? Crossing the road just doesn’t seem safe anymore?

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January 2 marks my end of eight years of service on Dunwoody City Council. Each day was filled with my focus on what I can do to make “A Better Dunwoody.” Public safety, life safety and public works quickly became a primary focus for me. These were the basics of why we became a city and rema…

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Over the three council meetings in December the Alpharetta City Council is detailing our city’s most pressing infrastructure needs. The first week will be about parks, the second week about roads and bridges, and the 3rd week is about public safety and financing options. 

This letter is in regard to the Nov. 14 Crier article, “Wildlife poses threat to Dunwoody Community Garden and Orchard.”

DeKalb voters will head to the polls this November to vote on revisions to an Ethics Act passed in 2015 by 92 percent of voters. The ballot will have no explanation of the revisions, and voters should not be fooled. This legislation does not revise the Board of Ethics, it guts the ethics board. 

Girl Scout Troop 15506 of Dunwoody recently took a survey of friends and neighbors recording who recycles and whether they recycle correctly. 

On behalf of the members of the GFWC Dunwoody Woman’s Club, I would like to thank the homeowners for opening their beautiful homes for our 47th annual Dunwoody Home Tour held Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. We appreciate their gracious hospitality and generosity with our major fundraiser. Each home…

As a member of our community, now is the perfect time and opportunity to honor the contributions, service and dedication of our librarians by nominating your favorite Librarian for the prestigious national “I Love My Librarian” award.

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I would like to express my deepest appreciation to Board of Education member (District 1) Mr. Jester excellent work! 

On behalf of the board and staff of the Dunwoody Nature Center, I want to thank the Dunwoody community for a very successful Butterfly Festival this year. As always, we took great pleasure in delighting those young and old as they experienced the amazing creatures up close and personal in on…

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U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath (D, GA-06) is co-sponsoring a major bill in Congress. The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act addresses the threat of climate change. The bill, when passed, shrinks America’s carbon pollution, controls climate change, and unleashes technological innovation. It’s g…

Qualifying for mayor and city council begins in Dunwoody on Aug. 19. We are governed by six council members and a weak form of mayor who votes with council and has no veto power. Our incorporation by intent, and via charter, created a nonpartisan form of government free from party affiliatio…

While I agree there is no place for rudeness, very little honking actually falls in that category. No one wants to be honked at, so all honking tends to be classified as rude. That said, horns are on cars for a reason.

Celebrations are great events, especially the 4th of July celebration. We feel great about our country. However, I have some concerns about the non-stop fireworks going on all night long in Dunwoody. After a long period of time, it is very uncomfortable and unwelcome. It seems like it is not…