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New 3-Way Stop at Powers Ferry-Hillside in Chastain Park

January 27, 2017

3 way stop at powers ferry road and hillside driveBe on the lookout for the new stop sign that was
installed yesterday 1/26/17 in Chastain Park. The new 3-way stop is at the intersection of Powers Ferry Road and Hillside Drive. This is a welcome addition to those that are turning onto Powers Ferry from Hillside, as well as pedestrians on the PATH, as this stretch of road tends to be fast.




Chastain Park Conservancy Open House with Trees Atlanta

January 25, 2017


Join the Chastain Park Conservancy for their 2017 annual member meeting. This year they will be hosting an open house at Farm Chastain for all to attend. They will discuss their project and programs for 2017.


75adfa659be7d205763f9eb0c8135452-jpg-max700Trees Atlanta will also be joining us for “Canopy Conversations”. This is an educational program specific to the tree canopy in the Chastain Park Neighborhood. The Canopy Conservation Coordinator will speak about the current state of the tree canopy, actions individuals can take to protect and enhance the canopy and provide additional educational resources regarding the importance of a healthy environment.

Powers Ferry Rd at Mount Paran Rd Intersection Open House

January 24, 2017


WHAT: The City of Sandy Springs will host an Information Open House regarding planned improvements being considered for the intersection of Powers Ferry Road and Mt Paran Road. There will not be a formal presentation, but City of Sandy Springs representatives will be available to discuss the project and answer questions.

WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Holy Spirit Preparatory School
4820 Long Island Drive
Sandy Springs, GA 30342

About the Project:

The proposed project is intended to improve efficiencies at the intersection of Powers Ferry Road and Mt Paran Road, targeting current delays and congestion experienced at the intersection.

The improvements include operational and safety enhancements to alleviate the existing bottleneck condition. Sidewalks and pedestrian access improvements are also planned.

INFORMATION: Please visit us online at, or call the Citizen Response Center at 770-730-5600.

Sardis UMC 2016 Live Nativity

December 3, 2016

Sardis United Methodist Church 2016 Live Nativity

screen-shot-2016-12-03-at-7-54-40-amBe sure to plan to join Sardis United Methodist Church for the 2016 presentation of the Live Nativity. This year it will take place on the 10th and 11th of December starting at 6:00 pm and occurring every thirty minutes until 8:00 pm. After the performance enjoy cookies and hot chocolate and/or cider and come inside to sing Christmas carols in the historic Church sanctuary. This is a free event.

The live Nativity will take place on the front lawn of the Church, located at 3725 Powers Ferry Road, NW – Atlanta, GA 30342

Cloud to Ground Lightning in Chastain Park

November 30, 2016

chastain-park-lightning-3During today’s storm I had to be in Sandy Springs, so before leaving the house I set up my GoPro to capture a time lapse of the storm that was set to come through Atlanta. After getting home I watched it probably three times before Henry saw this flash of lightning from the top of the sky down into the trees across the street. I was able to grab that image and save it. On my way home I drove through Chastain Park on West Wieuca and there was a fire truck parked out in front of the Galloway School. I wonder if their building was hit… Anyone know?


Christmas Tree Sale in the Red Lot

November 29, 2016

2016 Chastain Park Christmas Tree Sale

If you have driven down Powers Ferry Road in the past week you have noticed the Christmas Tree lot is up and going in the Red Lot adjacent to the Horse Park. Barefoot Mountain has once again brought down their Fraser Fir trees along with wreaths and garland. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Chastain Park Conservancy, so get out there and support Chastain Park! Full Details are below; hours are Thursday & Friday 4pm-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-8pm.





Carson Matthews

Chastain Park Fall Photography

November 18, 2016

This morning after dropping Henry off at school I cruised around Chastain Park and got some fall photos while the sun was coming up. The colors are absolutely amazing out there. Here are some of my favorites. Click on any image to view the hi-res image on







Carson Matthews

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