Saturday, March 2, 2013
The park cleanup day begins at 9 am.
The Friends of Ashford Park group is holding a park cleanup day from 9 am to noon on Saturday, March 2. District 2 city councilman Jim Eyre said, "The cleanup will help get the park ready for increased use as the weather warms this spring. We will be cleaning up leaves, picking up trash, cleaning the portable toys, cleaning the beds and, hopefully, spreading pine straw around the trees at the playground. "Please bring rakes, blowers, gloves, clippers and other hand tools you may feel appropriate for this work."
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Come out for an evening of food, drinks and fun to celebrate "OKTOBERFEST" at HAVEN Restaurant. Proceeds will benefit the Ashford Park School Foundation, a charitable organization raising funds and providing resources for student enrichment programs at A
Monday, August 20, 2012
A Patch series asking you, what would you like to see in our city's parks.
Brookhaven becomes a city at 12:01 am on Dec. 17, and one of the responsibilities our new municipality will be undertaking is maintenance of local parks. A couple of weeks ago, a loyal reader suggested this idea to us: Patch could serve as a source of information for our soon-to-be-elected mayor and city council if we asked residents, what would they like to see in our city parks? So, for the next eight working days (Monday through Friday, Aug. 20-29), Patch will be running a series of articles asking you: what would you to see in a specific park? Maybe slides or play areas, or more picnic tables, perhaps. What about swings, monkey bars, or baseball fields? Or maybe better lighting or safer parking areas. First on the list is Ashford …
Friday, July 13, 2012
The state has released CRCT scores. Here is how three Brookhaven schools fared.
Results are in for the CRCT, and while some scores are high at Brookhaven schools, there is also room for improvement. CRCT stands for Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, which measure how well students in grades 3 through 8 acquire skills and knowledge in key subject areas, such as reading, math and social studies. The assessments are used to determine individual student strengths and weaknesses, as well as the overall quality of education in Georgia. The results just released from the state include scores from third, fourth and fifth grades at Dresden, Woodward and Ashford Park elementary schools. Across the board, scores were high in reading at the three schools. At least 73 percent of students across all grades met or exceeded…
Friday, March 16, 2012
Volunteers are still needed.
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Friday, March 16, 2012
The Ashford Park Civic Association Friends of the Park group will have a spring clean-up in Ashford Park, at the corner of Caldwell Road and Redding Road, on Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers from the community are needed and older children accompanied by a parent or adult wile working are encouraged to help clean. Volunteers will work to spread pine straw, clean up leaves and trash, clean up the play equipment, pressure wash areas around the building and clearing some minor brush from the park area. Work gloves, rakes, blowers are needed to help clean the park. Article contributed by Ashford Park Civic Association.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Meeting will be held in the Ashford Park recreation building.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The Ashford Park Civic Association will meet Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m. at the recreation building in Ashford Park located at 2980 Redding Road (corner of Redding Road and Caldwell Road with parking/entrance off Caldwell). The agenda for the meeting will begin with a presentation by representatives from Savi Market to provide information regarding the store's development and solicit comments from the community with respect to the planned expansion plans, followed by a discussion of options that may be available to provide additional security in the Ashford Park neighborhood. For those attendees from the 'greater' Brookhaven area who may only be interested in the Savi expansion plans, issues specific to Ashford Park will be discussed …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
A smattering of burglaries in Drew Valley and Ashford Park leave some neighbors feeling they need to do more.
According to crimemapping.com, approximately 14 crimes, including one violent crime was reported in the 30319 zip code from Feb. 16 through Feb. 22. A rash of burglaries in Drew Valley last month, and more recently Ashford Park, has residents thinking about surveilance, increased police presence and beefing up neighborhood watch groups. Do you feel safe in your home and in your community? Tell us in the comments section below.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Ashford Park signs adorn the top of more than two dozen street signs in the Brookhaven Neighborhood.
If you've noticed a little something extra on top of the street signs in Ashford Park, it's because the civic association has installed street signs toppers. DeKalb County gave the association the green light in October 2011 to install more than two dozen toppers at the 25 entries into Ashford Park along Peachtree Road, Dresden Drive and Clairmont Drive. The sign toppers were estimated to cost around $2,000 and were installed as a way to brand the community, said Ashford Park Civic Association Vice President Jim Eyre.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Although the new apartment community planned for Ashford Park is still in early development, Hines Senior Vice President Kurt Hartman shared some early project details with Brookhaven Patch's editor.
This week, Brookhaven Patch reported that Hines, the Houston-based real estate development company, would make Ashford Park the place where it would build its first Atlanta-based apartment community. We caught up with Kurt Hartman - a Hines senior vice president who manages construction projects in Atlanta, the Carolinas and Tennessee - to answer questions about the new Hines Project in our Q & A below. SA: There have been conflicting reports that the new development will be at the corner of Peachtree Road and Dresden Drive or Dresden and Apple Valley Road. Please clarify where exactly the new apartment community will be located. KH: The location is Dresden between Ellijay and Fernwood, caddy-corner from the Kaleidoscope restaurant. SA…
Monday, December 12, 2011
Patch wants to know your thoughts!
Hines real estate development corporation revealed its plans to build a more than 200-unit apartment complex in Brookhaven Fields along Dresden Drive. Some residents here said while they welcome the development, they would like to see commercial and real estate included in the plans. What are your thoughts? Take our poll. Correction: The complex will be built in Brookhaven Fields, not Ashford Park like previously report. We apologize for the error.