A newsletter for our neighbors presented by the High Point Civic Association Board Members
August 2022 | Issue 29
High Point Civic Association Board Members wish you a safe BACK TO SCHOOL month!
Fulton County Public Schools start
back on Monday, August 8th
Back to School Bash
August 2 · 6:00pm
Meet the men, women, and K-9s of Sandy Springs who work hard to keep our community safe!
Take a peek inside police cars, fire trucks, the mobile command center and SWAT trucks. Stand by to watch the helicopter land on Mt Vernon Highway. The SSPD Bike Unit will host a bicycle riding course (please bring your bike and a helmet!) and there’s so much more!
Dance to DJ Dad, climb the giant inflatable obstacle course and grab a free snow cone, hot dog, and other refreshments.
This free, family-friendly event is hosted by the Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks, Police and Fire Departments.
Fulton County Board of Commissioners asked the 15 Cities of Fulton County to increase the County’s share of Local Option Sales Tax (L.O.S.T.) from just under five percent to 35 percent, a 600 percent increase. To learn more about the request, CLICK HERE to listen to the County Commissioner's Meeting . The 15 Cities are united in opposition to the County’s position, but the Cities are willing to work with the County Board of Commissioners to reach a reasonable distribution of the sales tax. To read the joint news release
On Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon, a unique selection of vendors set up shop providing an open-air opportunity to purchase fresh produce and artisan foods. Many bring their farm to your table, others offer deliciously prepared specialty foods.
Sandy Springs Works is a mobile app you can use to report and track non-emergency issues, such as this tree down in the roadway, by simply dropping a marker on the map where you notice a concern and answering a few questions to help them better understand the problem. You can even send a picture to help illustrate. They will notify Sandy Springs crews, get to work, and let you know as soon as the project is complete.
The mobile app can be used to report issues such as high weeds and graffiti, potholes, broken streetlights, or trash and debris. It can be found in your mobile provider's app store.
In addition to the cooling station at City Hall located at 1 Galambos Way, the City has also compiled several resources to help residents stay cool in the heat and request assistance when needed.
Fulton County's Starline is a free information service for Fulton County seniors ages 60+, their families, caregivers, and the community. The program offers referrals to service providers and serves as a gateway for community resources, including home repair programs and free fans.
For additional senior services, including senior centers and in-home services, please CLICK HERE.
The Dorothy C. Benson Senior Center and the Fulton County Library are also accessible during the day's hottest hours. If you live in an apartment and need help getting your property manager to repair your air conditioning, call the Sandy Springs 24/7 Call Center at 770-730-5600
and ask to be directed to
High Point Hats Off To.....
Rabbi Ari Leubitz, who is leaving as Head of School after many years at the Atlanta Jewish Academy (corner of High Point and Northland Roads) and Franeen Sarif, who becomes the Interim Head of School as we start the new school year. Thanks to each of you for your service to the youth and families of our community.
2022 HPCA College Scholarship Winners
The High Point Civic Association is pleased to announce its 2022 College Scholarship winners,
Ameera Mourad (third from left) and David Soriano (fourth from left).
Both students are graduating this year from Riverwood International Charter School. Also shown (left to right) are Riverwood Counselor, Antonio Grissom; Riverwood Principal, Kindra Smith; HPCA Board Member and School Liaison, Lindsay Mullen and Riverwood Counselor, Jonathan Altidor. Thanks to the generosity of the HPCA board and members, the students will each receive a $3,000 scholarship for their first year of college. Ameera will enroll at Georgia Tech and David at Georgia State University.
Congratulations to the winners!
CLICK HERE to donateto help the next two deserving students go to college in the fall. Please note that HPCA is not considered a charitable organization and any contribution to the fund is not tax deductible.
Thank you! We appreciate your generosity to our young neighbors!
We started as an emergency food source to feed food insecure school families during the Covid-19 shutdowns. What we found was that the need was so much greater than was realized. Now we are a community movement, serving the people of Sandy Springs.
Look for Donation Boxes located all around the High Point Area!!
Solidarity is located in The Prado at
5600 Roswell Rd Ste F150.
Whether helping through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the
help of our supporters.
Pantry Days are Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9-12. Donation days are Monday thru Saturday 9-12.
Do you know just where the city lines are? Or how about zoning, sidewalk access, stormwater network, utility permits, traffic counts and more? CLICK HERE for all information relating to the City of Sandy Springs.
The High Point Civic Association is a non-profit organization of Sandy Springs residents who live south of I-285 and east of Roswell Rd. The Association’s purpose, as set out in the by-laws, is to promote the common good and general welfare of the residents of the High Point neighborhood by working to promote friendship, cooperation and understanding among all residents, to foster civic pride, to enhance, preserve and maintain property values, and to provide a forum for the full and free discussion of all matters of interest to the residents of the neighborhood.
We invite you to join our volunteer organization and connect with our community. CLICK HERE to review HPCA Membership Options.
Concerts by the Springs are winding down!
Wind down your weekends with
Sandy Springs' longest-standing free music series,
The popular monthly event takes place on select Sunday nights from
May through September at
Heritage Sandy Springs.
Gates open at 5 p.m. and
bands play from 7-8:30 p.m.
The music lineup:
Aug. 7 – Bogey & The Viceroy
Sept. 11 – BJ Wilbanks 70s Show
SAVE THE DATE
Food That Rocks!
Party with a purpose August 19 and 20 at City Springs! Food That Rocks is a tasting experience like no other, celebrating Sandy Springs restaurants. Enjoy food, wine, beer, and cocktail tastings plus live music, chef demonstrations, and more, in 3
sessions over 2 days.
This event is rain or shine; you must be 21 and over to purchase. Tickets on Sale starting July 7th at
keeping their food fresh. The Pho noodles are made from scratch and the meat is prepared by marinating it in a vacuum sealed bag then using the sous vide cooking method to cook them to perfection. Once you place your order, it will be tender and flavorful.
The City of Sandy Springs was recognized as a 2021 “Tree City of the World” by the Arbor Day Foundation and Food and Agriculture Organization
of the United Nations.
Sandy Springs earned recognition as a Tree City for the third consecutive year. To earn “Tree Cities of the World” designation, the City demonstrated its commitment by meeting five program standards: establish responsibility for the care of trees, set rules to govern the management of forests and trees, maintain an updated inventory or assessment of local tree resources, allocate resources for a tree management plan, and hold an annual celebration of trees to educate residents. CLICK HERE to read more.
CLICK HERE to learn more about acquiring a Sandy Springs permit BEFORE having any trees removed!
Trash receptacle location: As we have experienced numerous heavy rains in recent weeks, be reminded that trash containers left in run off gutters on our beautiful hilly streets often end up down the road and creating an unsightly mess. This can be avoided by lining them up in the street or on driveways rather than in the actual runoff gutter. Our neighborhood stays attractive when everyone pitches in just a little bit!
Do you have a tip for how to make our neighborhood better?
Our Sandy Springs library is back and the list of events continues to grow including Arts and Crafts, Yoga, Chess Club and Family Storytime! CLICK HERE for a full list of August events (most are free) provided by the Fulton County Library System at our
395 Mount Vernon Highway
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
CORE Community Organized Relief Effort is providing free COVID-19 vaccines in select locations throughout Georgia. Vaccines are available to anyone, with or without symptoms. CLICK HERE for more information and locations.
For current hours CLICK HERE. The shop provides free clothing to more than 300 clients per month. Proceeds from sales go back into programs to prevent hunger and homelessness. Dozens of volunteers give time on a regular basis to operate the store and work behind the scenes to take in donations, sort and prepare them for sale in the store. More volunteers from business and civic groups help sort donations throughout the year.
We gladly accept donations of clean, gently worn clothes, shoes, accessories, linens, small home goods and furniture in good condition.
Leadership Sandy Springs continues its FREE, outdoor summer movie series, Movies by Moonlight (MBM) on Friday, August 12 with Disney’s Jungle Cruise, and with Encanto on Friday, August 26.
Movies are shown on a 30-ft inflatable screen on the lawn at City Springs at dusk. Food trucks and LSS movie concessions begin at 6:00pm and children’s lawn games, sponsor tables and live music begin at 6:30pm, which adds to the fun, festival atmosphere that has become a hallmark of this Leadership Sandy Springs’ signature community event.
In the future, Waste Management will not pick up yard waste or recyclables that are not in the bins provided. There will be a minimum charge of $75 to pick up yard waste and other items. Waste Management told one neighbor that a one-time pick-up of 4-yard waste bags would cost $84, and there is an option to order an extra bin for yard waste for $10/month. This change is happening because Waste Management will be using new side-arm, bin-lifting trucks to save on labor costs. Only one other company provides service in the area, and it is not accepting new customers.
To provide feedback to Waste Management on this change to their service, contact them 888-964-9730 or visit their Facebook page.
Fulton County Schools
All the latest FCS news headlines and feature stories have been consolidated in one easy-to-navigate website! Be sure to bookmark and visit regularly to find the latest stories.
The mission is to build partnerships that create, conserve, and connect parks and greenspace in Sandy Springs. The belief is that parks, greenspace, and trails are economic engines that will help transform Sandy Springs from a place to go through to a place to go to. Even as the second largest city in the metro Atlanta area, they want Sandy Springs to continue to offer the natural charm we all enjoy.
The gift of greenspace will enhance our community for generations to come! To donate, volunteer or learn more, CLICK HERE.
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