Fall 2002 WHERE THE SUN SHINES FIRST IN ATLANTA Volume 12, No 3
PGA TOUR Returns to East Lake Ghosts and Ghouls to
Dear East Lake Neighbor: Invade East Lake
As you may neighborhoods. Over the past year, we by Miles S. Bondurant
know, the 2002 have addressed highway and city street and Anna Benefield
TOUR Champi- directional sign issues, traffic counts,
bus shuttle routes and parking issues. Golfers won't
onship is return-
Our traffic and parking plan, outlined be the only ones
ing to East Lake
below, will accommodate 90% of the coming to East
Golf Club October 28 - November 3.
THE TOUR Championship is the PGA vehicular traffic for the Championship. Lake this fall.
TOUR’s domestic season-ending event THE TOUR Championship has That’s right, it is time
featuring the top 30 money winners of contracted area charter buses to shuttle for all of the little ones to come out and
2002. Players such as Tiger Woods, spectators between Turner Field, where trick or treat. And this year is going to
Rich Beem, Davis Love III, and Ernie 90% of these spectators will be park- be a little different here in East Lake.
Els will be here. ing, and East Lake Golf Club. Peak For one, the ELNCA is inviting all
The event will place the city of shuttle hours will be from 9:30 a.m. to East Lake residents who want to give
Atlanta, DeKalb County and the East 12 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. The out candy to trick-or-treaters to par-
Lake Community in the international shuttle buses will unload and load spec- ticipate in our “Spooky Safe Hallow-
media spotlight this fall by over 12 hours tators on the west side of East Lake een Program.” As part of this program,
of television coverage on ESPN and Park. As you know, East Lake Golf ELNCA partici-
ABC Sports. We are expecting many Club is directly bordered on all four
pants will receive a
new visitors to our fine city and com- sides by public streets. Due to the high
list of things that
munity. Approximately 100,000 spec- volume of pedestrian, golf car, and bus
they should do to
tators plan to attend over the seven traffic expected during the Champion-
keep their little visi-
days and it is estimated that 20 to 25 ship week, several streets will be closed
during the daytime throughout the tors safe. Any
percent will be from out of town. In household that par-
2000, THE TOUR Championship was Championship. However, these streets
will be open to East Lake residents ticipates will receive an orange jack-o-
able to donate over $1,394,559 to the
who live in the closed area, and lantern Halloween sign to identify their
East Lake Community Foundation and
to official tournament vehicles. house as trick-or-treat friendly and par-
The First Tee Foundation.
ents should encourage their children to
Any national golf event requires Street Closings visit houses bearing these signs. If you
a great deal of planning and coordina- 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
tion with the surrounding neighborhood, would like to sign up, just send your
October 28 - name, address, and phone number to
and THE TOUR Championship is no November 3
exception. We wanted to inform you Halloween@eastlake.org or contact
of our traffic plan and let you know • Second Avenue from Glenwood Av- Anna Benefield at (404) 377-4631.
we are aware of the logistical consid- enue to Memorial Drive Don’t have a costume and don’t
erations for East Lake. Our traffic • Alston Drive from Second Avenue think that you are scary enough to trick-
planners have been meeting with city to Ashburton Avenue or-treat without a little help? No prob-
officials for the past few months to dis- • Allendale Drive from Alston Drive lem. ELNCA is sponsoring free face
cuss and prepare the best possible plan to Glenwood Road painting for children.
for the surrounding businesses and continued on page 8 continued on page 8
The East Lake Neighbors Community Associa-
A D D R ESS
tion, Inc., founded in 1975, is multi-racial and PRESIDENT'S
inter-generational. Meetings are held on the
second Monday of each month to socialize,
discuss issues of concern and work to solve by Ken Piernik
community problems. Address all correspon-
dence to: This fall, the spotlight of the nation, and indeed the world, will once again shine on
East Lake Neighbors Community Assoc. East Lake, as our neighborhood hosts one of professional golf’s most elite tournaments at
Atlanta, Georgia 30317
East Lake Golf Club. We are honored that the PGA has chosen East Lake to host the 2002
TOUR Championship for the third time in six years. That East Lake was selected to host
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
this tournament once is a testament to the quality of the East Lake Golf Club. That East Lake
Ken Piernik ........................ President (377-4991) has been chosen to host the tournament three times in six years is a testament to the
Nebraska McCollum ...... Vice Pres. (370-9889) dedication of the PGA, the East Lake Golf Club, the East Lake Community Foundation, the
Scott Brady ....................... Secretary (378-4731)
Lisa Cox ............................. Treasurer (373-4587)
City of Atlanta, and the East Lake Neighbors Community Association. These organiza-
Kathleen Lendvay Leroy O'Quinn tions, working together, have made East Lake the perfect location for such an esteemed
Freddie Styles Kyle Caldwell event.
Allison Sutton Valencia Hudson
Elvin Hawkins Miles Bondurant East Lake benefits from the local, national, and international coverage of the tourna-
COMMITTEES: ment, which tends to include a good amount of coverage devoted to the positive impact
Communications (Nichelle) ............... 371-1723 that the tournament and the Foundation have had on our community. The money raised by
Zoning (Nebraska) ............................... 370-9889
Membership (Missi) ............................. 377-5173 the Foundation through the tournament helps pay for a number of valuable programs for
Public Safety (Allison) .......................... 289-9990 children in our community. The neighborhood association receives support from the PGA
Historic Preservation (Samantha) ...... 370-1935
Beautification (Ken) ............................ 377-4991
and the Foundation, in that they allow us to raise funds for ELNCA by volunteering our time
Business Development (Elvin) ............ 377-5173 in the concession stands. Two years ago, ELNCA raised over $2,000 from this program.
Fundraising (Paula) ............................. 370-9889 The Foundation has
ADVERTISEMENTS: generously agreed to
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ELNCA MEETING SCHEDULE:
Second Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m. that they do to sup-
Note: ELNCA Holiday Party in December will port our neighbor-
be held in place of the monthly meeting. 350D Mead Road
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To vote you must have attended 2 previous NPU-O pionship.
East Lake Artist Selected for Atlanta Photography Exhibit
Show which is held each year in October. "Lost Boys of the Sudan” exhibit hanging
Henson chose long time East Lake resi- at The Showcase School throughout the
dents as her subjects. “I have made some month. These photographs were taken by
wonderful friends in the short time I’ve a variety of local photographers of the
lived here and wanted to introduce a fewof young men who escaped the civil war in
Robin Henson, a professional pho- my neighbors to the Atlanta community.” their country. Today, about 180 Sudanese
tographer and four year resident of East Henson's work is on display at the Mayor's have made Clarkston their home. For more
Lake, was asked to hang a show for the Office through January 2003. She information please go to www.acpinfo.org.
annual Atlanta Celebrates Photography is also participating in the
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We feel that neighborhood and community
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Help clean Atlanta’s air…Buy a tree at the
3rd Annual Trees Atlanta Tree Sale ELNCA Scholarship Recipients Attend
All proceeds benefit Atlanta neighborhood tree planting YMCA Camp
ELNCA is pleased that we were able to grant a $500 schol-
Trees Atlanta will host its third annual Tree Sale on Sat- arship to a family here in East Lake. The $500 was used to
urday, October 19 at the Education Complex in Piedmont Park subsidize the cost of sending their two children to summer camp
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale will feature over 100 varieties of “Kids to Camp” Program at the East Lake YMCA.
unusual and hard to find trees, con- The summer was an educational and enjoyable one for
centrating on varieties native to the our seven year-old and four year-old neighbor. Thank you to all
South and Georgia. Featured trees of the neighbors who supported ELNCA in making this dona-
include two-winged silver bell, tion. We hope to offer another scholarship in 2003. To apply,
beech, paw paw, pignut hickory, simply submit your summer camp application to the East Lake
sassafras, yellowwood and 9 vari- YMCA before May 15th, 2003.
eties of native oaks. Other variet-
ies available include dogwoods,
white oaks, American Hollies,
needle palm, American Elm and tu-
lip poplars. Trees Atlanta has also combed the Southeast to
find non-invasive exotics suchChef fir, flame, Fantasy Crepe
ELNCA June Picnic a Huge Success
Executive as china
Myrtle, parrotia, fragrant snowbell and yellow-flowering mag- The East Lake Neighbors Com-
nolias. For a complete list of the tree varieties, visit munity Association hosted its annual
www.treesatlanta.org. picnic on June 8th. Kyle Caldwell
Trees and plants are available at discounted prices and manned the grill while Nichelle Cade
all proceeds will benefit Atlanta neighborhood tree planting organized the efforts of all of our vol-
projects. Representatives from Trees Atlanta will be available unteers.
to answer questions about the organization, volunteering, and Thank you to OnTrays for do-
tree care and placement. Trees Atlanta is dedicated to protect- nating the barbecue, iced tea and rolls,
ing and improving our metropolitan environment by planting
and to Cole’s Italian Ice for the cool
and conserving trees. Each year, Trees Atlanta volunteers and
refreshing icees. Mark your calendars
contractors plant over 2,000 trees.
now for next years festivities, June 14th
The Education Center complex in Piedmont Park is lo-
at 12 noon.
cated just west of Monroe Drive off of Park Drive. Follow Park
Drive into the park and bear right to the Education Center.
Little Five Points Halloween
Festival & Parade
Specializing in East Lake, October 26 & 27
Oakhurst & Kirkwood Celebrate Halloween in Atlanta’s most appro-
priate in-town neighborhood – Little Five
Points – for a two-day, free, outdoor festival
Call Me With Any of Your and parade, Saturday, October 26 and Sunday,
October 27. The festival includes an artist’s
Real Estate Questions market, live music, a costume contest for
people and their pets, pumpkin carving,
children’s activities, and restaurant and in-store
shopping promotions. The highlight of the
Beth Smith two-day festival is a 5 pm parade on Saturday
Your Neighbor featuring horrific and hilarious costumes,
678-420-1843 floats and marching bands that will wind their
Intown Office way through the streets of L5P. For event in-
1370 N. Highland Avenue
formation or to register for the parade, please
call 404-378-4306 or visit
Top 10 Reasons to Live in East Lake
by Kyle Caldwell
East Lake Golf Club and our 5. Old houses with
10. lots of charm
new public executive golf
course, Charlie Yates!
9. 100 year-old oak trees
4. Access to public transportation, including the East Lake
8. Close to great shopping (including the new
3. The New East Lake YMCA and
East Lake Publix) as well as entertainment
Drew Charter School
in Oakhurst and Decatur
2. Close to Downtown, Turner
7. Housing values on the Field, Phillips Arena and the
UP, UP, UP! Georgia Dome!
6. Easy access to 1-20, 285 Great neighbors working
and I-75/85 1.
together to make East Lake
the best it can be!
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The TOUR Championship
October 28 - November 3
East Lake Golf Club
The TOUR Championship
Site: East Lake Golf Club
Defending Champion: Mike Weir
Purse: $5 million
Winning Share: $900,000
Winning Score: 267
2000 Phil Mickelson
1999 Tiger Woods
1998 Hal Sutton
1997 David Duval
1996 Tom Lehman
Field: The top 30 TOUR members on the 2002
Tickets: ticketmaster.com or 888-TOUR-TIX
PGA Tour Letter (continued from page 1)
• All through streets from Alston Drive to Memorial Drive the one listed on the label will be towed at the owner’s expense.
starting at Second Avenue continuing east to Ashburton Ave. Residents on East Lake Drive between Memorial Dr. and Alston
• Green Road from Alston Dr. SE to Memorial Dr. (Closed 24 hr/ Dr. will not be allowed to park on the street. For your conve-
day from 10/16/02 - 11/12/02) Green Road will be closed to nience, we invite any advance questions you may have regard-
allow equipment to be moved into and out of East Lake Park ing the plan. Please contact the office: THE TOUR Champion-
and avoid any traffic and safety concerns. ship, 269 East Lake Dr. SE, Atlanta GA 30317. If you require
Residents who live within the closed area will use “Resi- additional passes, please send us your request in writing to the
dent” passes to access their homes via normal routes. Two address provided by October 15.
"Resident” passes have been issued to each address in the
closed area. Each pass is labeled with the address to which it Best Regards,
was distributed. Any vehicle parked at a location other than Ron Cross
Halloween (continued from page 1)
All you have to do is come by Thomas and Anna’s house
(2680 Arbor Avenue) between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. and one
of our artists will turn you into a
vampire, a skeleton, a cat, or some
other scary thing!
Of course, Halloween is
not just about candy and cos-
tumes; it is also about getting a
good scare! Once again, East
Lake will host not one but two free haunted houses dish-
ing out chills and thrills. Be careful! You never know
what they will have come up with this year!
The fourth annual Bondurant Haunted Backyard will
be open once again this year from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
and 8:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at 2732 Arbor Avenue. For those
of you that have not visited before, this is not an event for
the faint of heart and is not appropriate for the youngest
trick-or-treaters, who will instead be welcome to come to
the front door of the house and collect treats in a less
intense atmosphere. Meanwhile, over at 25 Fourth Av-
enue Robin & Curtis will again be going to great lengths
to make everyone jump! So make sure that you stop by
and enjoy a little scare this Halloween.
It never hurts to remind everyone that events like
these do not just happen. All of these projects need vol-
unteers. It does not matter if you want to cut out pumpkin
signs, paint faces, or perform your best scream as part of
a haunted house. To help out with any of these activities,
please send e-mail to Halloween@eastlake.org or call Anna
at (404) 377-4631.
Fall Gardening Tips
Provided by Pike Family Nurseries
♦ There’s still time to fertilize Fescue lawns. Use a high ♦ Wouldn’t you like to serve fresh strawberry shortcake next
performance turf fertilizer, such as Pike’s Atlanta Turf Spe- June? Plant strawberries in a well-tilled bed 12 inches apart
cial. and cover lightly with pine straw to protect them over winter.
♦ Bulbs, Bulbs, Bulbs! Do you want ♦ Houseplant Care – if you move plants inside from the patio,
Daffodils, Tulips or Hyacinths in the make sure they get the best light possible.
Spring? Plant them now! ♦ Add spring-blooming perennials to your garden. Prepare the
♦ Plant bulbs about 6 weeks before the soil with organic materials and rototill 12 inches into the ground
ground feezes to allow sufficient time before planting perennials such as Alyssum, Begonia, Chry-
for rooting. santhemum, Coreopsis, Delphinium or Vinca.
♦ After planting, water and apply a slow release “bulb food” ♦ Add new shrubs to your landscape such as Burning Bush,
fertilizer on the top of the ground. DO NOT put fertilizer in Mountain Laurel or Vibernum. Keep all new plantings well
the hole with the bulb because it could burn the tender roots. watered – check them weekly.
♦ Add colorful flowers and foliage to your winter landscape Remember – when using chemicals in your garden, always read
with Pansies, Dianthus, Snapdragon or Viola, or try some the label!
Ornamental Kale or Cabbage.
Unique Neighbor in Need
Program Provides Assistance
to East Lake Residents
by Kyle Caldwell
East Lake Neighbors Community Asso-
ciation has a special outreach program designed
to help senior residents with minor carpentry,
landscaping or other home fix up needs. Neigh-
bor in Need is a volunteer program funded by
the ELNCA that provides assistance, free of
charge, to neighbors who could use a hand with
small chores around the home.
“We’ve done yard clean up, hauled trash
away, cut bushes back and cleaned up the park.
We even found a new furnace for one of our
residents, thanks to Cool Ray Heating and Air,”
says Kyle Caldwell, who runs the program for
the East Lake Neighbors Community Associa-
tion. “We’ll do anything we can. If we can’t
help, we try to find someone who can.”
Some long-time residents have trouble
getting out and keep their yard as nice as they
would like. In other cases, homeowners on
fixed incomes have trouble finding the money
to make needed repairs around the home.
Neighbor in Need is a solution that enables East
Lake to make life better for everyone in the
neighborhood. Neighbors who ask for help are
never asked to pay for services they receive.
If you know someone who could use
some help, just email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-373-
1744 and leave your name, address and day-
time phone number.
ELNCA Fundraising Opportunity East Lake Merchandise Available
at TOUR Championship East Lake, where the sun rises first in
by Paula McCollum, Atlanta, is represented by the rising sun logo
Chairperson - Fundraising Committee featured on all of our merchandise. Perhaps
you've seen the vinyl banner in your neigh-
It’s time again! East Lake will be the host of the
bors yard, or noticed the fashionable embroi-
PGA-Tour Championship that will be hosted at the
dered hats worn by many of our leading citi-
East Lake Country Club from October 28th – Novem-
ber 3rd. The top 30 golfers in the world will be in our
Yes, folks it is time to keep up with the
neighborhood to compete in this tournament and East
Joneses by purchasing an aluminum East Lake
Lake has again been asked to provide volunteers for
license plate for your car. Merchandise can
the caterer of this event, Catering On The Green.
be purchased at all East Lake neighborhood
During the last tour, Lisa Cox was instrumental
meetings (7:30 p.m. on the second Mon-
in heading a successful fundraising campaign that
day of each month at the East Lake YMCA)
consisted of more than 350 volunteer hours for this
or at the NAPA Auto Car Center, 641 East
event that allowed East Lake to raise over $2,000 for
Lake Drive (next to Margie's Pantry in
our community-based programs. Again this year, we
will have an opportunity to raise over $10,000 for our
neighborhood by working 1,780 hours over 356 shifts
Vinyl Banners $20.00
for the tournament.
Aluminum License Plates $ 8.00
Volunteers are asked to sell pre-wrapped hot/
Embroidered Hats $12.00
cold sandwiches and keep the sodas iced at the con-
cession stands, while runners for the caterer provide
everything that is needed to stock the stands. As an
additional benefit, volunteers are also able to enjoy
the remainder of the tournament after their shift with
their PGA credentials! So, come out and join us in
this volunteer effort! For more information, contact
Paula McCollum at 404-370-9889 or paula.mccollum@
Discounted Mammography Screenings
South Fulton Medical Center will offer low-cost mam-
mography screenings and breast health education every
Wednesday in October (October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30) from
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The cost of a mammogram is $65. Appointments are
required. For more information or an appointment, call
1-888-888-1872. Check, Cash, Visa and MasterCard ac-
cepted. No insurance filings, except Medicare.
Beautification Committee Update
by Ellen Dozier, Chairperson - Beautification Committee
Yards of the Month, May-August Fall Clean Up Day
Among the responsibilities of the Beginning October 28, East Lake will again welcome thou-
ELNCA Beautification Committee is the sands of visitors for the PGA Tour Championship at East
awarding of the highly-coveted East Lake Lake Country Club. In preparation for the big event, the Beau-
Yard of the Month designation to two tification Committee has planned a Fall Clean-Up Day for Sat-
yards each month from May through urday, October 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. As with the
September. This year, East Lake’s Yards Spring Clean-Up Day, we’ll divide into teams of three or four,
of the Month have included all types of spend the morning collecting roadside trash and cleaning up
yards – shady and sunny, profession- vacant lots, and reconvene at noon for lunch, courtesy of
ally landscaped and do-it-yourself, mature and even works- ELNCA. Nearly 30 volunteers pitched in for the Spring Clean-
in-progress. Up, and we’ll need at least that many for the fall event. If
This summer, the Beautification Committee recognized you’d like to participate, contact Ellen Dozier at (404) 377-
the following East Lake Yards of the Month, each of which 9469 or email@example.com.
clearly demonstrated the creativity and hard work of its own-
ers. Holiday Yard of the Month
· 143 Oakridge (Regina Demita)
Every December, East Lake
· 40 Carter
turns into a winter wonderland
· 165 East Lake (Kim Kleiss and Ken Piernik)
as neighbors string festive lights
· 131 Tupelo (Justin Pettigrew)
from the trees, plug in the plastic
· 43 East Lake (Pebbles Blue)
snowmen and hang wreaths on
· 2725 Arbor (George Calvary and Scott Jenks)
their front doors. In the spirit of
· 2628 Tupelo (Jacqueline Houston)
the season, the Beautification
· 2806 Alston (Craig Castle)
Committee will recognize two
Thank you to everyone who submitted YOTM nomina- yards as East Lake’s Holiday
tions and to the Beautification Committee members: Angela Yards of the Month.
Brady, Ken Piernik, Mark Stephens and Amy Williams. We’ll be asking for your nominations in early December
and will announce the winners the week before Christmas.
Judging from last year’s vivid holiday displays, the competi-
East Lake Tree Planting tion is going to be tough, so start making plans for your yard
On November 2, Trees Atlanta today!
and ELNCA will plant 50 shade trees
along two of East Lake’s “main
drags” — Hosea L. Williams Drive
and East Lake Drive. Trees Atlanta
is donating the trees to the neigh-
borhood, and asks only that we pro-
vide the labor on the day of the tree
planting and additional volunteers
to water the trees regularly until they get established. The
end result: inviting, shady boulevards that give the neigh-
borhood a distinguished and well-kept appearance.
As an added bonus, Trees Atlanta is also making trees
available to East Lake residents for their yards at a cost of $50
For more information on volunteering or purchasing a
tree for your yard, contact Katherine Kolb at (404) 373-9036.
Lorie & Margie
East Lake Specialists
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