Final Concerts by the Springs of 2015

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Concerts by the Springs is an annual series of free outdoor concerts, open to the public. Now celebrating its 19th annual year, the series is held at Heritage Green, on The Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn, 6110 Bluestone Road.

The 2015 Concerts by the Springs series will close out on September 6 with crowd favorite, Banks and Shane. Banks and Shane is a high-energy, hard-kicking band that has audiences around the world dancing in the aisles to popular favorites and reminiscing with memorable ballads.

Now celebrating its 19th year, Concerts by the Springs is an annual concert series held at Heritage Green, on The Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn. Held one Sunday evening each month, May through September, the outdoor concert series is free and open to the public and has become a celebrated community tradition each summer.

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.; Doors open at 5:00

FREE to the public.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to participate and enjoy the beautiful setting and friendliness of the community. Picnic baskets, coolers and blankets are welcomed, but no outside tables. Also, pets and smoking are not allowed.

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Sandy Springs Shredding on Saturday

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Sandy Springs residents will be able to securely dispose of personal documents on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm at the Sandy Springs Recycling Center,  470 Morgan Falls Road, Sandy Springs. This free event provides on-site shredding for peace-of-mind for participants and all paper will be recycled.

Help prevent identity theft and bring your sensitive documents for secure shredding on-site. Examples of sensitive documents include old tax returns, junk mail with personal information, dated documents with personal information, dated pay stubs with personal information, etc. There is a limit of five boxes or 200 pounds of paper per vehicle.

There is no charge for this event, but donations are welcomed and benefit the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Keep North Fulton Beautiful.

They will also accept F.O.G. (cooking Fats, Oils, and Grease) for recycling at this event, as well as all other items they take on a daily basis.

For more information, visit Keep North Fulton Beautiful’s website at

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Home to be Presented at Movies by Moonlight

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Don’t miss out on “Home” this weekend in the latest installment of Movies by Moonlight.

After a hive-minded alien race called the Boov conquer the Earth, they relocate the planet’s human population — all except for a little girl named Tip, who’s managed to hide from the aliens. When Tip meets a fugitive Boov called Oh, there’s mutual distrust. However, Oh is not like his comrades; he craves friendship and fun. As their distrust fades, the pair set out together to find Tip’s mother, but, unbeknown to them, the Gorg — enemies of the Boov — are en route. “Home” is a delightful movie for the whole family.

Leadership Sandy Springs presents the family-oriented outdoor movie series serving the Sandy Springs community. The movies are free and take place in the heart of Sandy Springs on the terraced lawn of Sandy Springs United Methodist Church’s Hitson Activity Center. Food, concessions, and local entertainment are offered before each movie, beginning at dusk. Past crowds have numbered 1,000 to 1,500.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to sit on the lawn. The Movies by Moonlight event begins at 6pm with the movie beginning at dusk.

In case of uncertain weather on the day of the movie, please call 404-256-9091 for an update. Information will be posted around 6:00 pm that day. Look forward to seeing you at the movies!

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Sandy Springs Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Event

The City of Sandy Springs and Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful is sponsoring a Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, May 2, 2015. This event will provide Sandy Springs residents a safe way to dispose of unwanted hazardous waste and electronics.

Event Details

When: Saturday, May 2, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

This event is open to City of Sandy Springs residents who are not businesses or contractors. Preregistration is required. Please click here to register for the recycling event.

Where: 600 Morgan Falls Road (Worldpay Parking Lot)

The following items will be accepted

Paints (10 gallon limit), Solvents, Cleaners, Aerosols, Herbicides, Pesticides, Motor Oil, Anti-Freeze. Cooking Fats, Oils, and Grease. Also accepted: Pool Chemicals, items containing Mercury, Propane Cylinders, Fire Extinguishers, and Smoke Detectors. Lawn equipment and bicycles can also be delivered for disposal.

The following items will not be accepted:

Electronics, Medical Waste, Needles, Ammunition, Pharmaceuticals, and Non-Hazardous Items.

Electronics are accepted at the Keep North Fulton Beautiful recycling center during normal business hours.

For more information, please contact Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful at 770-551-7766.

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2015 Food ‘N Fun Festival Today


Give Food and Have Fun at CAC’s 3rd Annual Food ‘n Fun Festival on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 11am – 2pm. The Food ‘n Fun Festival is a fun-filled, outdoor, family event with activities and games for all ages! Join as neighbors from all walks of life gather together to raise awareness, funds and food to combat hunger and homelessness in our community while enjoying a fun day together!

Bring your family and friends to the free festival or gather a group and participate in the team events! Team events include the Food `n Fun Challenge, a food drive contest where schools, businesses and organizations challenge a rival for the most food collected! The popular Shopping Cart Decoration Contest is back!  Teams will compete for the Most Creative, Most Humorous and Funniest awards!Everyone takes part in a 1/4 mile Hunger Awareness Walk around the track led by the Shopping Cart Parade!

Kids of all ages enjoy activities, games and crafts! Featuring inflatable fun, a video game cave, hula hoop contests, potato sack races, an old fashioned cake walk, arts and crafts, hair painting, face painting and more! Learn how to fly on a trapeze and juggle with Circus Camp! Listen to the high school battle of the bands contest! Most activities are free! Snacks, drinks and food by local vendors for purchase.

The festival will be held at  North Springs Charter High School, 7447 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs GA 30328. Admission is free for all!

Fill the Pantry: Please bring a can or more of food for the CAC Food Pantry!

For more information, visit

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2015 Sandy Springs Easter Egg Hunt

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


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

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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.

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City Center development progress meeting

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 ( 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


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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