Archive for August, 2011

Citizens to Vote on Sunday Alcohol Sales Legislation

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Don’t like the fact that you can’t buy alcohol on Sundays? Well, as a Sandy Springs resident, you are going to get a chance to vote on changing the law. On August 16th, the Sandy Springs City Council voted 6-0 to put the question of whether to allow package alcohol sales in Sandy Springs on [...]

New Buyer Incentives at Serrano Condominiums

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Atlanta’s #1 selling condo community is located right here in Sandy Springs, but time is running out to claim one of these homes as only 20 remain. To help get these final units moving, Serrano is offering home buyers up to $10,000 in buyer incentives plus 3% closing costs.
First-time home buyers and anyone else who [...]

SSFD Raising Money for Muscular Dystrophy

[ September 1, 2011; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. September 2, 2011; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. September 3, 2011; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] The Sandy Springs Fire Department is hitting the streets to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (mda.org). Fire Department personnel will be holding a boot drive outside a number of Sandy Springs retailers from September 1-3. If you are out shopping in Sandy Springs this week, why not stop by, meet some of our [...]

Sandy Springs Welcomes a New Director of Communications

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The City of Sandy Springs and The Collaborative, the City’s Communications services provider, are pleased to announce the hiring of Sharon Kraun, effective August 30th, as the new Director of Communications. Ms. Kraun will direct the full range of the City’s external and internal communications activities involving City departments, residents, businesses and others involved in [...]

Annual Sandy Springs Festival on September 17 and 18

[ September 17, 2011; 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. September 18, 2011; 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] It’s less than one month until the annual Sandy Springs Festival! Now in its 26th year, the Festival has grown from a small picnic to a major event drawing over 20,000 attendees and was voted “Best Festival” on Access Atlanta’s “Best of the Big A.” The Sandy Springs Festival is the primary fundraiser for Heritage [...]

Spalding Drive Bridge Repair to be Completed Mid September

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Since Spalding Drive is a major east-west thoroughfare through the “panhandle” area of Sandy Springs, the City determined that it was appropriate to enter into an abbreviated contracting process to repair and reopen Spalding Drive as quickly as possible. Focusing on a firm’s experience with bridge repair or construction, availability for an immediate start and [...]

Sandy Springs Installing Solar Powered Speed Radar Signs

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Speeders Beware! The City of Sandy Springs is cracking down on violators in school zones, and is doing so in an eco-friendly manner. They have begun installing solar powered speed radar signs in school zones and other locations identified as critical to the safety of residents and students. The scope of work includes installing 21 [...]

Leadership Sandy Springs Presents Movies By Moonlight

[ September 9, 2011; 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. September 23, 2011; 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. October 14, 2011; 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] Throughout the summer, you’ve probably noticed many cities hosting free outdoor movies. While these events are a fun and cheap way to entertain the family, hosting them during the summer months means unbearable heat, even after the sun sets. Luckily, Sandy Springs has an outdoor movie series hosted by Leadership Sandy Springs that takes place [...]

Newell Rubbermaid Donates $3,000 to Sandy Springs

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City of Sandy Springs first responders and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members will be cooler thanks to a donation from global consumer product company Newell Rubbermaid, marketer of widely recognized brands including Rubbermaid®, Sharpie®, Graco®, Calphalon®, Paper Mate® and Irwin®, The Fortune 500 corporation headquartered in Sandy Springs is donating a Porter Cooler fan [...]