Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The Crabapple Community Association holds its social on Thursday at Olde Blind Dog, with Connie Mashburn as the speaker.
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Tuesday, April 9
So few people who live in Milton are natives, that it's hard to find somebody who knows the real history of the area. But North Fulton has Connie Mashburn to tell us how it was, and he'll be sharing stories at the Crabapple Community Association on Thursday, April 11 at the Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub. The Crabapple Community Association will host their social this Thursday at Olde Blind Dog at 6:30 p.m. Masburn, author of "Alpharetta-Milton County the Early Years," will be the speaker. "He will take us on an exciting journey of our community's history and discuss how Crabapple has evolved over the years," according to Peyton Jamison of the Crabapple Community Association. This event is free to attend.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Traffic remains the biggest concern for the site at the intersection of Charlotte Drive and Mayfield Road at the old Dinsmore farm site.
Milton residents were generally pleased with the new library design that was revealed Thursday night. The new library is expected to open in Fall 2014, with construction starting later this year. The community would get a library section, the central entrance and lobby that resembles a silo and a meeting room section. The design allows for use of the community meeting room even during hours the library is closed, as both sections are accessed through the lobby section and can be locked off separately Architects were charged with saving three massive oak trees on the property. To do that, Todd Dolson of Stevens & Wilkinson, architects for the project, said they wrapped the building around the largest tree, and split the parking lot into two…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The library system will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. today, March 14, at Milton City Hall, for architects and designers to reveal the design and features of the facility.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Alpharetta offers art workshop for kids ages 3-6.
Sunday, January 6
The City of Alpharetta Recreation and Parks Department invites children age 3 to 6 years accompanied by an adult to register for "Love Birds for Valentine's Day" art workshop. This free workshop will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Crabapple Government Center/Alpharetta Arts Center. Children will create beautiful love birds using cut-outs and lots of imagination. Birds will have a piece of yarn attached for children to hang in a special place in their home. The love birds also make a great gift for a special Valentine. Space in the program is limited. For more information and to pre-register, call 678-297-6165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The Crabapple Walking Parade drew a larger crowd this year, and almost everybody was walking ... or riding a bike, a trike, a scooter, a wagon, a stroller or a kid's electric car.
Children were encouraged to decorate their vehicle of choice, whether it was a bike, a trike, a scooter, a wagon, a stroller or even a kid's electric car, to participate in the Crabapple Walking Parade this morning, July 4. Many answered the call, with a larger crowd than last year participating. Families strolled together along the parade route behind Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub restaurant. The route kept the main roads through Crabapple open, and only briefly closed some side streets. All members of City Council participated in the parade, along with Mayor Joe Lockwood. Councilwoman Karen Thurman was the parade grand marshal.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Six state legislators stopped by Crabapple on Thursday night to give residents updates from the General Assembly, and answer their questions.
Milton's own state Rep. Jan Jones and five of her colleagues in the General Assembly whose districts represent parts of North Fulton and Cherokee counties answered constituents' questions in Crabapple on Thursday night. The town hall meeting brought a few dozen residents to the Crabapple Government Center to ask about topics ranging from gun ownership rights to charter schools. Dana Teagarden of Roswell wanted to know why legislators hadn't taken action when she presented them with her concerns about Fulton Science Academy Middle School. She particularly wanted to know why some of them supported the school that hadn't accounted for $6 million in bond funds, siding with it over the Fulton School Board when its members voted to deny the …
Friday, April 6, 2012
Alpine Bakery and Trattoria chef Edward DeTommaso shows us how to make his White Wine Clam Sauce Over Linguini.
Welcome to our first Kitchen Confidential video report in Alpharetta-Milton Patch. With this feature we hope to let local chefs show you how they create one of their signature dishes. In this video, take a visit to the kitchen at Alpine Bakery and Trattoria in Crabapple to watch Chef Edward DeTommaso make his White Wine Clam Sauce over Linguini. You'll get a step-by-step description of how to prepare this dish, and the ingredients that make it taste the way it does. As his brother, General Manager Anthony DeTommaso says at the end of the video, the bakery came first as the owners started in a basement to serve the needs of restaurants and other commercial customers. It grew, and the restaurant was added later. You'll find Alpine Bakery and…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Projects approved by City Council will make connections on Maxwell Street near the amphitheater, and along retail centers on North Point Parkway.
Alpharetta approved bids to install sidewalks on stretches of North Point Parkway and Maxwell Street, connecting a few more stretches in the city. Pete Sewcwicz, director of Engineering/Public Works for Alpharetta, said the North Point Parkway project would add sidewalks from the Big Creek Greenway parking lot entrance by Ethan Allen all the way to Haynes Bridge Road. Councilman Chris Owens was happy to see sidewalks being built. "When you see a cow trail, you know there's a reason for it. That means people are out there, people are walking, and they need a place to walk," Owens said. D&H Construction Company's bid of $197,615 was accepted. Relocating utilities will cost a maximum of $59,314. Sewcwicz said the city is going to extra …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
A group of stakeholders met to learn about Transfer Development Rights and discuss their visions for the area.
A dozen Crabapple residents and businesses are helping to decide where development can happen in the community, and where it shouldn't be allowed. This work to implement the completed Crabapple Visioning Study created by Lew Oliver's Wholetown Solutions that was presented in May of last year is being done by the Crabapple Stakeholder Committee, formed by the city of Milton. The group, which consists of 12 Crabapple residents and business representatives, is to help create a form-based zoning overlay district as well as to help incorporate regulations for transfer of development rights in Crabapple. Four Milton staffers, two consultants from project partner Tunnell-Sprangler-Walsh & Associates and a planner from the Atlanta Regional …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Christmas in Crabapple leads the 5 great deals Patch has found to help your family this week.
It's getting down to the wire and if you have not gotten into the holiday spirit, you had better act fast. Alpharetta-Milton Patch is ready to help you with 5 deals for this week. These deals will help you have fun with the family, get discounted stocking stuffers, cheap matching pajamas for the whole clan and even finish your holiday shopping. Here are the 5 great deals that we have found for you to enjoy this week. 1. Christmas In Crabapple Deal: Bring the family for some free fun in downtown Crabapple on Saturday from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Register by email to get your family a spot to participate in a passport program in which you will travel from business to business to get stamps to get a prize at the end of the event. Caroling, free train …