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Hello neighbors!  Welcome to the October Underwood Hills Neighborhood Association (UHNA) newsletter. The next UHNA meeting is November 4, 2019 at 7pm. We will send the agenda closer to our meeting date but this is when we elect and re-elect members for next year, we have open positions in security patrol, membership and communications. If you are interested in continuing to make UH a great place to live we would love to have you! 

In this newsletter, we'll cover:
  • Howell Mill Pedestrian Study Survey
  • Underwood Hills Halloween Party
  • The Works Tour
  • Car break ins/security patrol 
  • Friends of Underwood Hills Park update
Chili Cook-Off & Costume Contest!
Bring your best costume and chili to the park. This family friendly event will have games for kids, pumpkin decorating & prizes. Our firefighters will be there with their fire truck & will be picking the chili winner. For a $5 donation to the park, you can taste all the chili. Please bring a snack to share. Click here to sign up to be a chili competitor.

When: Thursday, October 27th from 4-6pm
Where:  Underwood Hills Park
Take the Survey: Howell Mill Bike & Pedestrian Study
The Upper Westside CID needs your input. Respond and help to improve our neighborhood!  They will be reporting out on the study that is currently underway, and these survey results on November 6. 

1.       Online Survey: a quick questionnaire about travel behavior
2.       Online Wikimap: an opportunity to tag a map with opportunities and issues

To see the Upper Westside CID's presentations, head here.

A GA Tech Study is looking for MARTA riders who take the #12 bus 2-3x a week. They will give you a $50 gift card for your time. If interested, contact Shawn Harris, (702) 530-3183 &
Increase in Car Breaks-Ins?
While there have been recent break-ins reported recently, when you look at the crime rate YOY there has been a 29% decrease in car break-ins and an 82% decrease in residential burglaries in the last year in Underwood Hills. Our security patrol is operated by the Atlanta Police Department, who contract off-duty police officers to keep watch throughout our neighborhood 3x per week for 4 hours at a time. These times are chosen at random by the APD and depend on their schedules and any patterns in crime they are tracking. Officers are badged, armed and can make arrests. They patrol the area in their personal cars, which have an APD logo on the side. 

To become a member, send $250 via PayPal to

Huge thank you to Anu Piduru for taking charge of the UH Security Patrol and making it a success!  She is passing the baton for 2020, so if you're interested in stepping up to help make the neighborhood safer, email us here. ( 
The Goats!
We had a very productive visit with the goats clearing out the kudzu and invasive plants from the area behind ridgeway. While the goats have moved on to greener pastures, they have cleared so much for us. Neighbors donated $600 towards their backyards being cleared in addition to the major area that they cleared. Trees Atlanta workdays will follow up with trash removal (there were a ton of tires, tennis balls and even a bike that was found), amongst the woody growth,  as well as the judicious herbicide application. Thank you to Steven Lindsay for leading this effort with Trees ATLANTA and the Westside CID. And thanks to all the neighbors that showed up to visit with the goats and help with the cleanup! 
We need your help with our Park!
The Park Playground Equipment:
  • The Friends of Underwood Hills Park committee is in the vision planning stage for new park equipment. We will have a table at the Halloween party on 10/27, so swing by and help us draw your ideas for what our park should be! 
    • As you can see, more equipment is broken and has been removed. Not only have the baby swings/structure been removed because it is unsafe, the toddler stairs are unstable and the toddler and the bigger kids monkey bars areas have also been removed. 

    You can read a bit about what was discussed at our last General Meeting and expect to see more updates soon. 

How you can help? 
  • Attend one of the regularly scheduled clean-ups at the Park that takes place the 2nd Saturday of every month - meet at the Underwood Hills Park at 10am to join. 
  • Join one of the regular volunteer workdays, donate via Friends of Underwood Hills Park and advocate to City Council for resources.
  • Volunteer via Trees Atlanta
  • Donate to our Park Fund - Scan the code below or click here and choose Underwood Hills Park from the drop down menu.

Please contact if you would like to be involved! 

Neighborhoody Info

Neighborhood Sponsorship 
Do you own a business you'd like to advertise in the neighborhood or know someone who does? Check out our Sponsorship Offerings and get in touch. If you help make the connection, we'll make the ask.
West Side Artisan Market 
Grand Opening October 27th! The West Side Artisan Market will be held at the Atlanta Brewing Company and will feature chefs, artisans, and farmers. Sundays from 12:30pm - 5pm.
Neighborhood Store
Like the koozies above? Get one in our online store.
Neighborhood Planning Unit
The next NPU-D Meeting is Tuesday, September 24th, from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at the Agape Center at 2210 Marietta Blvd. 
UH eNews & Meeting Minutes
After every meeting, notes are posted on the Underwood Hills website, as well as an archive of all the eNews blasts. To read them all, head here.
Join UHNA to Support Advocacy & Other Neighborhood Projects
PetWell is excited to welcome Dr. Katie Bockstedt to the team! Don't forget, if you live in UH, you get a 50% discount on vaccines & 30% discount on all services.

Dr. Bockstedt practices Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM), which includes acupuncture, food therapy, herbal medicine, and Tui-na (medical massage). Please speak with the front desk if you are interested in scheduling an appointment or would like more information.

What Should a Patient Expect? Dr. Bockstedt, DVM, CVA uses acupuncture, food therapy, herbal medicine, and tui-na (medical massage) to address disease in animals. These treatments are completely compatible with the conventional western medical treatments her patients may be receiving. Her goal is to preserve and restore the innate balance of the body, thus preventing disease and allowing the body to heal itself.

About Acupuncture: Acupuncture is not usually painful. Most patients are quite comfortable during treatment and many even fall asleep. Histological analysis of acupuncture points has shown them to contain a high density of nerve12 endings, mast cells, arterioles, and lymphatic vessels. Research has demonstrated that stimulation of these points results in a release of betaendorphins, serotonin, and other neurotransmitters.

What Conditions Could Benefit from Integrative Medicine? Working in conjunction with the veterinarians at PetWell Veterinary Healthcare, Dr. Bockstedt can provide adjudicative therapies for many conditions including: -Musculoskeletal Problems -Neurological Disorders -Gastrointestinal Disorders -Behavioral Problems -Chronic Medical Conditions
UHNA Gold Sponsors
Sponsor Directory
President: Heather Sheets
Vice President: Bryan "Beau" Grant
Secretary: Steve Whitlock
Treasurer: Mary Anna Chiles
Land Use & Planning: Ben Hudgins
NPU-D Rep: Eva Cary Nason
Sponsorship: Kristin Olson
Communications: Hilary Murdock
Safety:  Anu Piduru  
Traffic: Jeremy Blair
Park + Beautification: Steven Lindsay
Membership: Adam Karcz
Social/Welcome: Chris Lecraw
Play Group: Macayla Peterson
Contact UHNA
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