2015 Sandy Springs Easter Egg Hunt

March 28, 2015
10:00 amto12:00 pm

Easter events in Sandy SpringsEaster is quickly approaching and other than the Easter Bunny, hunting eggs is probably the most popular aspect of the holiday. Which is why children ages 1 – 9 should gather baskets and buckets in order to prepare for the Sandy Springs Easter Egg Hunt. Set for Saturday, March 28, 2015, not only will kids be collecting eggs, but they can also get their face painted and check out a fire truck.

Of course, the hunts will be divided by age group to ensure each child gets a fair chance to gather as many eggs as possible. Hunt times are 10:30 a.m. (ages 1-3), 11:00 a.m. (ages 4-6) and 11:30 a.m. (ages 7-9.) Arrive early to register. Registration opens at 10 a.m. at the Hammond Park Turf Field.

The best part is that participation is completely free of charge! Also, no registration is required. For more information, call 770-206-2035.

This event is provided by the North Perimeter Optimist Club in cooperation with the Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks Department. Hammond Park is located at 705 Hammond Drive, Sandy Springs.

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Sandy Springs Certified Green Community

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The city of Sandy Springs was one of seven local governments to be recognized by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) for leadership in implementing policies and practices that contribute to efficient and sustainable use of resources in metro Atlanta.   The city was honored for becoming a Bronze Certified Green Community at ARC’s January Board meeting.  This is the first time that the city has achieved certification.

ARC recognized the city of Sandy Springs, along with two other cities – Decatur and Alpharetta, and Cherokee, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties, which either renewed or upgraded certification in ARC’s five-year-old Green Communities program.

Some of the actions Sandy Springs took to become certified include:

  • Conducting energy audits that resulted in the city initiating the replacement of inefficient light bulbs with more energy efficient light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs within city buildings.
  • Building a 2,000 gallon propane auto gas fueling station. Currently, 68 vehicles have been converted to use both propane and gasoline, with a fleet average of 93 percent propane usage. An additional 18 vehicles are scheduled for conversion.
  • Initiating the development of a citywide Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trail Plan in fall 2013. The city’s bike and pedestrian policies are also guided by its Transportation Master Plan and Sidewalk Improvement Program. The city has invested over eight million dollars in the last five years to build new sidewalks. It also recently opened the Abernathy Greenway multiuse trail.
  • Revising its Zoning Ordinance in 2013 in order to require all new developments to install electric vehicle charging stations. Developers are now required to install 1 electrical charging station for every 100 spaces, and at least one station per parking lot, if under 100 spaces.

ARC developed the Green Communities Program to foster greater environmental stewardship and to recognize local governments that invest in programs leading to a more sustainable region. The nationally recognized program showcases the ways in which local governments are helping to transform the region by reducing their environmental footprint. Since 2009, 18 jurisdictions in the 10-county region have been certified. Cities and counties earn Green Communities certification by implementing practices and policies in 10 categories, ranging from energy efficiency and green building to transportation and water efficiency. ARC’s Green Communities program was the first program in the country seeking to transform a region by promoting sustainability through a “green” certification program for local governments.

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2015 State of the City speech on February 24th

February 24, 2015
7:30 amto9:00 am

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Mayor Rusty Paul will deliver his 2015 ‘State of the City’ speech on February 24, 2015 during the next breakfast meeting of the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce. This is the official State of The City breakfast with keynote speaker Mayor Rusty Paul. Mayor Paul will be giving an update on the state of the City, outlining his vision for the next year, and discussing the new City Center.

Mayor Paul will also be answering your questions.

The event is from 7:30 -9:00 a.m. at Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, 7 Concourse Parkway Northeast, Atlanta GA 30328. Tickets are $27 for chamber members and $35 for non-members.

For more: www.sandyspringsperimeterchamber.com.

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City Center development progress meeting

March 4, 2015
6:00 pmto7:30 pm

The City of Sandy Springs has postponed the public Open House until Wednesday, March 4, 2015 due to the weather. The Open House is to update the community on the progress of City Center development as well as to gather input on visual aesthetics throughout the downtown development.

“The heartbeat of a city is its downtown. It’s important to reach back into the community to gather feedback as we approach milestones within the project to keep in tune with the community’s thoughts, ” said Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul.

The Open House will take place beginning at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall located at 7840 Roswell Road, Building 500, Sandy Springs, GA 30350.

A formal presentation will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. to provide an update on activities related to the overall City Center project. From 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., residents will participate in visual preference surveys designated by City Center components: City Green, Performing Arts Center and City Hall Offices, and Retail/Residential areas that are part of the private development component of the project. The City will publish an online survey (www.sandyspringscitycenter.com) beginning Feb. 26th, to take in feedback from those not able to attend the Open House.

“We know that design is driven by personal preferences and personalities. Design for City Center should reflect and reinforce the concept of City Center as a shared place of community for the city as a whole. Through the collection of this input, we’ll be able to extrapolate commonalities to help us accomplish that goal,” added Paul.

Goals for the City Center project include the creation of a unique, vibrant, walkable City Center, which incorporates mixed-use development introducing new dining, high-end residential living, and amenity retail and entertainment options.  The project also will create an appropriate setting for a new civic / cultural center that will contain multiple uses such as city offices, meeting space and a performing arts facility. In addition, the City block will encompass a green space network to accommodate a variety of activities.

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Jules & the Gents to Perform at Heritage Winter Concert

February 15, 2015
4:30 pmto6:30 pm

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The 2014-15 Heritage Winter Classics concert series concludes on Febuary 15, 2015 with with a treat for couples when jazz group Jules & the Gents performs a selection of cool jazz songs from the 20’s-60’s with authentic, polished jazz sound and style. A modern Betty Paige lookalike with the voice of Peggy Lee, Atlanta resident Julie Stein leads the group with soulful vocals, melodic flute, bluesy saxophone and beautiful stage presence. Integrating jazz standards from the greats like Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Antonio Jobim, Benny Goodman, Coltrane and more, Jules & the Gents will play the best of American standards with a few extra love songs thrown in.

Heritage Winter Classics is held one Sunday evening each month, November through February, celebrating classical, jazz, and vocal music.

Admission is $5 per person, the concert is held from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Heritage Hall, the lower level of Heritage Sandy Springs, 6110 Bluestone Road, Sandy Springs, 30328.

Doors open at 4:00 p.m. Refreshments available for purchase.

Tickets only available at the door.

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3rd Annual “Sandy’s” Award Gala

February 21, 2015
6:00 pmto10:00 pm

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The 3rd Annual “Sandy’s” Award Gala is a Masquerade Ball with a black-tie optional dress code. The evening consists of a cocktail hour followed by a gourmet dinner and awards program. Awards (Sandy’s) for Small Business of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, and Community Volunteer of the year will be presented. In addition, Chairman’s Circle members will be honored with a plaque.

The Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce (SSPC) “Sandy’s” Award Gala will be held on Saturday, February 21st, 2015 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm at The Chastain Horse Park, 4371 Powers Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30342.

Prices are $75 individual ticket, $140 couple ticket or $1000 table of eight.

Click here to register for the 3rd Annual “Sandy’s” Award Gala.

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Sandy Springs Homes for Sale

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The Sandy Springs real estate market is heating up and you don’t want to miss out on the newest listings to hit the market. Click here to see the Sandy Springs homes that have just been listed and feel free to let us know if you have any questions or would like to schedule a showing.

If you have specific criteria, we can also create a customized search that will notify you as soon as any Sandy Springs home comes on the market that matches your criteria. Contact us today at 404-910-3616 to get started on your Sandy Springs home search.

 

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6th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

February 7, 2015
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

The Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks Department would like to invite you to the 6th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance. This year’s event will take place on sandy springs Daddy Daughter danceFebruary 7, 2015.

This fun-filled annual dance will feature music from both generations geared to the dads or father figures and daughters provided by a live DJ and includes dance contests, musical games, complimentary snacks, and refreshments, door prizes and a goodie bag for each girl. This is a night you and your special Valentine don’t want to miss. Tickets go quick- so buy your ticket today!

When it comes to father-daughter bonding time, there is hardly a better way to enjoy your relationship than spending an evening dancing and making her feel like the princess that she is.

Attire is business casual to semi formal.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 (K-5th grade girls)

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Cost: $35 for both father/daughter, Souvenir photo included (pay additional $10 for multiple daughters) Open to all girls attending school in Sandy Springs. Registration is accepted on a first come, first serve basis until the event is full or February 6, 2015, whichever comes first.

Location: Spalding Drive Elementary School, 130 W. Spalding Drive NE Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Pre-registration is required.

For more info: 770-730-5600, or email recreation@sandyspringsga.gov.

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Heritage Winter Classics concert tonight

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The 2014-15 Heritage Winter Classics concert series continues tonight January 18, 2015 with Big Mike Geier and his Kingsized Jazz Quartet for an evening of jazz and swing. Big Mike Geier is one of Atlanta’s biggest entertainers, and it is not just due to his 6’8” stature. His rich baritone is influenced by the vocal stylings of Joe Williams, Tony Bennett, Oscar Brown, Jr., and Sinatra. Well known around town for his ever popular Elvis Royale and Holiday Jubilee shows, Big Mike’s Jazz Quartet is still one of the best ways to enjoy his extraordinary talent, towering presence, charm, and showmanship.

Heritage Winter Classics is held one Sunday evening each month, November through February, celebrating classical, jazz, and vocal music.

Admission is $5 per person, the concert is held from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Heritage Hall, the lower level of Heritage Sandy Springs, 6110 Bluestone Road, Sandy Springs, 30328.

Doors open at 4:00 p.m. Refreshments available for purchase.

Tickets only available at the door.

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Bring One for the Chipper January 3, 2015

Recycle that Tree! ….Bring One For The Chipper! on Saturday, January 3, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Recycle your Christmas tree at the Sandy Springs Recycling Center or The Home Depot in Sandy Springs.

Area residents can put discarded Christmas trees to good use during Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful’s Christmas tree recycling program, “Bring One for the Chipper.” The program has been a holiday tradition in Georgia for more than 20 years and is the largest tree recycling program in the nation. This year the program is expanding in Sandy Springs to include clothing to be donated to American Kidney Services and cooking oil to recycled into biodiesel. Drop-off day is Saturday, January 3, 2015, at The Home Depot, 6400 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, and also at the Sandy Springs Recycling Center at 470 Morgan Falls Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please remove decorations and lights before dropping off trees. Trees will be chipped into mulch by The Davey Tree Expert Company. The mulch will be used for playgrounds, public beautification projects, wildlife habitat and homeowner landscaping projects. Mulch is available free to the public upon request, by contacting Davey Tree at 770-451-7911.

Keep Georgia Beautiful and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs join corporate sponsors The Home Depot, 11Alive, Earth 911.com, and The Davey Tree Expert Company to sponsor the statewide Christmas tree recycling program.

Since 1991, “Bring One for the Chipper,” has collected over 6 million trees for beneficial reuse. For more information, contact Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful at 770-551-7766. Bring One for the Chipper is Georgia’s annual Christmas tree recycling program. Each year, Keep Georgia Beautiful works with private sponsors to organize the recycling event. The Chipper program involves hundreds of Georgia communities and thousands of volunteers. Since its inception, the program has recycled over 6 million Christmas trees. The mulch from these trees has been used for playgrounds, local government beautification projects, and individual yards. You can support the Chipper program by bringing your cut Christmas tree to a designated drop off site or volunteering with your local coordinator to collect trees.

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