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Voters to decide on bonds for bridge, road fixes BY JOE EARLE AND COLLIN KELLEY Atlanta voters head to the polls March 17 to decide whether the city should issue $250 million in bonds to pay for repairs to its bridges, roads, sidewalks and public buildings. City officials want the Renew Atlanta 2015 Infrastructure Bond issue to be the first of a series of bond issues to be used to address nearly $1 billion in needed infrastructure repairs. They say the $250 million in 20-year bonds on the March 17 ballot will be financed through cost savings by the city and will not require a tax increase. SEE CITY, PAGE 7
From left, Jake Yamada, Brady Huesken, Charlie Suddath, Pearson Powell and Witt Grebe, members of the Northside Youth Organization baseball team “Giants,” get ready for practice at Chastain Park on Feb. 28. See additional photos on page 4.
She ran around the world in 11 days BY JOE EARLE
Seven marathons. Seven continents. Eleven days. You read that right. Seven 26.2-mile races scattered from Australia to Antarctica by way of Paris and Long Island, N.Y. On foot. That’s running a bit more than 183 miles over a period of about 264 hours. “It was awesome,” said Laura Frank Barnard, one of 36 runners from across the world who took part in the “Triple 7 Quest” in February. Their quest originally was supposed to be completed in a week. That’s the three “sevens” in the name – seven continents, seven races, seven days. And they would have made it, Barnard says, but the weather over the South Pole turned cranky and slowed things down before they could get that last race in. “Who runs seven marathons in seven days and flies around the world and doesn’t get to see the places?” the 50-year-old mother of four mused aloud one recent afternoon as she sat in the living room of her Sandy Springs home with a stack of race numbers, medals and website postings SEE SEVEN, PAGE 6
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COMMUNITY ‘State of Buckhead’ speech rescheduled for March 12 The Buckhead Business Association has delayed until March 12 the annual “State of Buckhead” speech delivered by Buckhead Coalition President Sam Massell. Massell Buckhead had been schedCoalition uled to deliver the President talk on Thursday, Sam Massell Feb. 26, but it was delayed due to expected bad weather, BBA Executive Director Smita Solanki said in an email.
Heads up: A new Buckhead park? Officials of the Buckhead Community Improvement District are looking into the feasibility of developing a new park in an area where there isn’t even land now. The CID board of directors voted unanimously Feb. 24 to spend up to $10,000 to research the feasibility of building a park of about 9 acres above
Ga. 400, in the area near Lenox and Peachtree roads. The money will be used to research air rights for the property, an economic model and to conduct a preliminary, “fatal flaw” analysis to determine whether such a park is possible. “It’s in the heart of the heart,” said David Allman, chairman of the BCID board. “The location is unquestionably good. It’s a big ticket [item], but it’s a big vision.”
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The formal public reopening of Loudermilk Park is scheduled for March 31, Jim Durrett, executive director of the Buckhead Community Improvement District, told members of the organization’s board of directors. An invitationonly ceremony is set to begin at noon, Durrett said, and a public opening begins at 1 p.m. BCID has overseen a re-
The winner of HGTV’s 2014 Urban Oasis contest opted not to move into the condo on the 53rd floor of The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, so now it’s on the market for $1.7 million. The 2,091-square-foot condo was professionally decorated by interior designer Lindsay Pumpa. The residence is being sold fully furnished, turn-key. Viewers of the HGTV program and those who tracked the progress of this property will recall many of its highlights, including modern lighting, walls of windows, rich hardwood flooring, custom cabinetry, high-end furnishings and exceptional views spanning from downtown Atlanta to Kennesaw Mountain and beyond.
Oglethorpe to host arts groups Three leading Atlanta arts organizations—the Alliance Theatre, the Horizon Theatre Company and the Capitol City Opera Company—will present performances and provide educational opportunities at Oglethorpe University’s Conant Performing Arts Center, the university recently announced. “With the unfortunate dissolution of Georgia Shakespeare in the fall, we were committed to exploring new partners in the arts that were not only rooted in excellence and quality, but also would offer significant hands-on learning opportunities for our students, and complement our theater and music programs,” Oglethorpe President Lawrence Schall said in a press release. The Alliance Theatre will host three camps, two for elementary school students and one for high schoolers, at Oglethorpe during summer 2015. The Horizon Theatre Company will bring a multi-week run of their summer production, “Avenue Q,” to the Conant center in June. The Capitol City Opera presents performances in Oglethorpe’s Conant center in the spring and the fall. The opera’s next performances will be “The Abduction” from the Seraglio, from March 27-29, and “Hansel & Gretel” on March 28.
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Ancient China comes alive Pace Academy Middle School held a production of the Disney musical “Mulan Jr.,” which ran Feb. 20-22. Above left, Grace Pottorff, left, portrays Mulan and Carter Ferguson, right, is Mushu. Above, right, from left, Kate Mallard, Susie Pieper, Kendall Willis, Davis Mathis and Margaret Bethel. Right, Harrison Husk, left, as Captain Shang, and Robert Cushman, playing Chi Fu. At left, Harrison Husk, center, Grace Pottorff, as a disguised Mulan, and the Chinese army prepare for battle.
Phoenix Flies events and tours return BY COLLIN KELLEY The 2015 Phoenix Flies Celebration will take place from March 7-22 with events and tours of Atlanta’s historic buildings and places. Organized by the Atlanta Preservation Center, this year’s Phoenix Flies has more than 84 different partners – the largest number ever, according to event coordinator Ellen Cody. “As a result, we are going to be able to offer much more variety in the kinds of events that will be taking place and will be covering more topics than ever before,” Cody said. Some favorite returning partners include the Westview Cemetery, Atlanta Women’s Club, Fox Theatre, Oakland Cemetery, Piedmont Driving Club, Savannah College of Art & Design and the Wrecking Bar. New partners joining for the first time or coming back after a hiatus include All Saints’ Episcopal Church, APEX Museum, The Castle, History Atlanta, The Trolley Barn, WERD at the Madame CJ Walker Museum, and many others. For a complete schedule of events, visit PreserveAtlanta.com. BH
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Local venues to host Jewish Music Festival shows BY ELLEN ELDRIDGE
The singer-songwriter known as Zale grew up in Warner Robins, but chose Sandy Springs as the home base from which to launch her musical career. “Atlanta has always been a great place for singer songwriters,” Zale said. “Nashville was a machine, Austin too cosmic, and New York just felt too big for a small town girl.” The Sixth Annual Atlanta Jewish Music Festival, which opens March 12, is sponsoring the release of Zale’s debut album, “Fortress,” on March 14. The festival, which calls itself the only annual celebration of Jewish music in the South, features performances at local music venues and synagogues, including The Temple and Ahavath Achim Synagogue. Through Zale considers herself a secular songwriter, she said she values her faith. She’s hosted day camps at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta and worked as a private nanny. “I have a very Jewish heart,” Zale said. Her faith shapes her perspective on things more culturally than religiously, she added, “but it’s definitely something I’m proud of and all my listeners know about me.” The first time Zale sang publicly, she said she was 3 years old and sang a BarFor more on the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival, visit www.atlantajmf.org. BH
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Seven marathons. Seven continents. Eleven days. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
to show she did just that. “It was cool.” Why did she do it? “I like to do things that are... unthinkable,” she said. Uncomfortable, too, at times, to hear her tell it. To meet their relentless schedule, the runners on the Triple 7 Quest slept on airplanes, ran sometimes in the middle of the night and went days without showers. Barnard figures they spent 60 hours on airplanes just getting to the races. At one point, they touched down on three continents – and ran three marathons – in about 40 hours, she said. Members of the group paid more than $13,000 apiece to take part in this marathon of marathons. They ran the first 24.2-mile leg of their world tour in Australia on Feb. 8 and continued with runs in Abu Dhabi; Paris; Tunis; Long Island, N.Y.; Chile and Antarctica. “When we got to Antarctica, they said it was 37 degrees,” she said. “It felt like 10 below.”
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Left, Laura Frank Barnard displays her T-shirt and race numbers worn during her 11-day adventure. Above, her marathon journey took her from Australia to Abu Dhabi to Paris, then to Tunis, New York and Chile, ending in Antarctica.
But overall, she says what she gained was worth the pain. “It was awesome,” Barnard said. “It was all about the people [taking part]. My best friends were four Arab guys and here I am Jewish. ... There were no politics. Everybody was just a bunch of runners hanging out. You’re all friends.”
They’re staying that way. “My phone blows up now with calls from people all over the world, from friends in Dubai and New Zealand.” Barnard tried her first marathon in 2008. She’d been a long-distance cyclist before that, she said, and says she’d probably logged 20,000 miles in bicy-
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cle races and “century rides” before her first longdistance foot race. She plans to spend a little more than a week AROUND this sumTOWN mer as part of a JOE EARLE four-person team cycling across the U.S. During that ride, she plans to launch a new company she says will use social media to help finance a foundation to promote fitness. She tried her first marathon after returning to Sandy Springs, where she’d grown up, for a job in Atlanta. A friend convinced her to try an Atlanta marathon and “I got hooked,” she said. “Why? I’ve always wanted to run a marathon and work got in the way. I’ve always wanted to balance life and fitness and work.” She figures she’s run about 18 marathons since that first one. “I’m happy when I stay fit,” she said. She also hopes to inspire others to keep fit. “I love being inspired,” she said. “And I love inspiring.” Still, her notions about exercise may seem at times to be a tad over the top. “It’s all about expanding the mind and the body to the extreme,” she said. “My daughter said something: ‘Mom, when you’re on the edge, you know you’re alive.’ I think there’s something to that.” Go to ReporterNewspapers.net to see a video of Laura Frank Barnard’s runs around the world. BH
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The city says the bonds represent “the single-largest investment in the city’s infrastructure in more than a decade and will result in clear and measureable improvements in the look, feel and experience of Atlanta.” A recent poll, conducted by 20/20 Insight LLC, found 63 percent of Atlanta residents support the bond referendum, while 21 percent opposed it and 15 percent weren’t sure or had no opinion. The poll has a 4.9 percent margin of error. “I assume this will pass and I do believe the note will be paid off with savings. I’d be shocked if there is a tax increase to pay for this,” District 7 City Councilman Howard Shook, who represents a portion
of Buckhead, told members of the board of directors of the Buckhead Community Improvement District on Feb. 24. The city has held three rounds of meetings throughout the city to inform residents about the bonds, but, overall, public debate has been muted. “In my 13 years, I’ve never seen a situation where people are holding their cards as closely as they are now,” Shook said. Voters will see two items on the ballot. One calls for $187 million in bonds for transportation projects. The second seeks bonds to pay for $64 million to upgrade municipal facilities. Administrators have said the full list will be approved by members of Atlanta City Council in April.
A map showing projects is available on the city’s website at www.infrastructuremap.org. A draft list showing 20 pages of projects and listing local projects is available on the Atlanta Public Works Department’s website. To find it, go to www.atlantaga.gov, click on “Government,” “Departments” and then on “Public Works.” Shook and others have questioned why city administrators did not complete a list of the projects they intended to finance with the bond money long before the public vote. “I find it extremely frustrating we did not get a project list worked out half a year ago,” Shook said. At the same time, some Buckhead residents question whether the money would be divided fairly among the different ar-
eas of the city. In the past, they argued, the northern end of the city has not gotten its fair share. The draft list of projects on the city website shows about $5.6 million in projects each in Districts 7 and 8, which cover most of Buckhead. “We’re going to get a lot done,” Shook said. “Is it going to match up dollar for dollar with what somebody in district X, Y or Z is getting? I don’t know.”
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Injury is not because I’m ‘old’ Let’s get one thing straight, right off the bat: it’s not because I’m old. That was the first thing the doctor said when reviewing the MRI of my torn rotator cuff, “There are no signs of degeneration.” So I wrote in my trusty notepad, “Not because I’m old,” and I recorded the date and the doctor’s name and had him initial it, just for good measure. I asked the doctor about getting it repaired. The tendon had ripped from the bone and would need to be anchored back to it. Was it worth it to go through the surgery and the notoriously brutal recovery? “Well, you’re young and active…” he began. That’s all I heard. I wrote in my trusty notepad, “I’m young and active.” And I had him initial that again. A rotator cuff tear is the injury that baseball pitchers and tennis players often get… even young baseball pitchers and tennis players. And because I’m not in either one of those categories, people want to know how I tore mine. The short answer is, I don’t know. I think it started as an old yoga injury. Many years ago, a substitute instructor was running our class through the Sun Salutations and we were practically jumping from Table-top to Downward Dog to Upheaval and Backlash. Somewhere between Dandasana and Vasisthasana, my rotator cuff said “Youllpayforthislatersana.” I heard it, plain as day. My shoulder has never been quite the same since then, and I’ve been careful not to stress it. I continued weightlifting, exercising and welterweight gardening. I did shoulder exercises religiously, but evidently I was not working all the proper muscles (which doesn’t seem fair at all). But then the automatic
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BY ART HUCKABEE What makes for a good restaurant or a restaurant that you want to revisit? The short answer is the food, quickly followed by the service. After that, the list can get quite long with an ample helping of diner subjectivity thrown in for good measure. This month, I’m putting on my food writer lab coat and “analyzing” what makes one of my favorite restaurants, Rumi’s Kitchen, a good, if not great, restaurant. Accessibility: It can be good, but if it takes two hours in Atlanta traffic
to get there, I’m not going more than once. Rumi’s is located just outside of the perimeter on Roswell Road, easily accessible from most anywhere. Parking: If you have to park so far away that you have to use Uber to get back to the restaurant, it’s a one-time proposition for me. Rumi’s has valet like you read about. I don’t know where these moonlighting NASCAR drivers take my car, but it always returns in perfect shape and they genuinely seem happy with my $3 tip. Reservations: There was a very
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brief window of time in my life where I would endure a wait of two hours and that was to ride Space Mountain at Disney World. Rumi’s take reservations and they also seem to handily accommodate walk-ins. A pleasing space: You would never know that Rumi’s occupies what used to be a Midas muffler shop. What once were automotive bays is PHOTOS BY ART HUCKABEE now a well-lit, Rumi’s Kitchen used to be a Midas muffler shop. inviting space with comfortis a kabab-a-palooza. From chicken to able seating and lamb to beef to seafood, there’s someviews into an open kitchen. thing for everyone. The Chicken Barg Won’t break the bank: Rumi’s isn’t is saffron marinated breast meat, percheap with entrée’s ranging from the fectly charred yet still tender. The four high teens to most in the twenties, but cuts of beef are as good as can be had you feel as though you could manage a anywhere in town. The Rack of Lamb couple of visits a month without takis marinated in garlic, rosemary and ing out a second mortgage. saffron, and grilled to medium rare A decent wine list and cocktail seperfection. The Chilean Sea Bass is the lection: Rumi’s wine list is only one best version of this Patagonian toothpage with emphasis on reds. There are fish that I’ve had. The grilled saffron lots of selections by the glass and the shrimp are also outstanding. prices are reasonable. There’s a small The “Feasts” are large portions. craft cocktail selection and several They come with enough rice to feed beers. a small village in China. Chose from Excellent service: Rumi’s excels. Be flavors like lentil and raisin to almond it a party of 12 or a party of two, the orange zest to dill and fava bean to wait staff is always on point. They’re simply saffron. There’s always a roasted unnoticeably attentive, keeping plates tomato on every plate that often serves cleared, water glasses filled and baskets more as garnish than meal. full of the addictive flatbread. The rare Consistency: Rumi’s is consistentmisstep is quickly remedied. ly great! Excellent food: I have never had, Analysis complete. nor dined with anyone who has had, a bad dish at Rumi’s. Pick a couple of Rumi’s Kitchen is located at 6112 “Tastes,” like creamy Hummus or MerRoswell Rd., Sandy Springs, 30328. za Ghasemi, smoked eggplant with to404-477-2100 or visit rumiskitchen. mato and garlic; spread them on the com. hot flatbread. Or order some excellent grilled spicy wings flavored with lemArt Huckabee is one of Yelp’s Elite Reon and saffron. Or maybe some Dolviewers, as well as a pilot, gourmet cook meh, grape leaves filled with minced and food lover. Send feedback to atlanbeef, rice and herbs. firstname.lastname@example.org For the entrée’s, or “Feasts,” Rumi’s
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Quick Bites: News you can eat The sixth annual Beer Carnival is set for March 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Atlantic Station. Drawing thousands of fans each year, the event features a giant tent and outdoor areas for patrons to explore more than 100 types of beers, including traditional favorites, premium craft beers, and an assortment of seasonal and favorite craft brews. There will also be carnival-style games. You must be 21 or over to attend. General admission tickets are $35 in advance and $45 the day of the event. For more information, visit beercarnival.com.
Brazilian steakhouse Chama Gaucha will open at 3365 Piedmont Road in Buckhead this spring. The restaurant will be open nightly for dinner and for lunch Sunday through Friday. The Asian Café – featuring Chinese, Thai and Japanese cuisine, as well as a sushi bar – is now open at 2462 Jett Ferry Road in Dunwoody. –Collin Kelley
Atlas, a new chef-driven restaurant developed by restaurateur and consulting chef Gerry Klaskala and the Tavistock Group, is now open at The St. Regis Atlanta, 88 West Paces Ferry Road, in Buckhead. The dinner-only restaurant features a menu of fresh ingredients from local farms with American and European influences. For more information, visit atlasrestaurant.com. Zaxby’s is coming to Sandy Springs this spring to a 3,500-square-foot location at 6545 Roswell Road. The chicken franchise will be headed by father and son team Richard and Rich Vann, along with their business partner David Rozier. The Real Mandarin House, a casual restaurant serving traditional Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine in Sandy Springs, has closed according to a report from Tomorrow’s News Today. The restaurant, located in Sandy Springs Plaza on Roswell Road, had been a mainstay for nearly 30 years. More to explore at the Buckhead Atlanta development: Corso Coﬀee, an Italianstyle coffee bar, and Thirteen Pies, serving up artisan pizzas made in hot wood-fired ovens. Find out more at buckhead-atl.com.
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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Yelp’s help Editor’s note: Yelp is a website and a mobile app – free to use – that connects you with local businesses, organizations and events. Reporter Newspapers has partnered with Atlanta Community Manager Benjamin Getz for a monthly feature. Here are some favorite eats, treats and more, from Yelpers in Reporter Newspapers communities.
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Even if you don’t have Irish heritage, having a good time over several beers with friends at your local Irish Pub is cool. Even cooler? Celebrating the luck o’ the Irish at one of these Yelp-approved watering holes where every single day is treated like St. Patty’s Day. Cold beer in your glass, Shepherd’s Pie, or Fish n’ Chips are what’s on tap for March 17, but you can get the party started with this fine list o’ choices!
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Dunwoody Tavern - 5488 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. (Yelp Link: www.yelp.com/biz/dunwoody-tavern-atlanta) This is the quintessential spot to spend St. Paddy’s Day – great beer, darts, and plenty of good grub to keep you sustained.
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Royal Oak Pub - 1155 Mt. Vernon Hwy. (Yelp Link: www.yelp.com/biz/royaloak-pub-sandy-springs) The drinks are strong, the drafts are always flowing, and it couldn’t be in a better location for those on the perimeter. Don’t miss their brownie sundae either. Ship & Anchor Pub - 5975 Roswell Rd., NE (Yelp Link: www.yelp.com/biz/shipand-anchor-pub-sandy-springs) The Irish Spring Rolls encompass everything edible on St. Paddy’s in a singular bite. Also, Yelpers can’t get enough of the Lobster Grilled Cheese.
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Pub 71 – 4058 Peachtree Rd., NE (Yelp Link: www.yelp.com/biz/pub71-atlanta) As Todd P. puts it, “Friendly staff, fun crowd, cold beer, Irish whiskey...what else do you need from a neighborhood pub?”
Fado - 273 Buckhead Ave. (Yelp Link: www.yelp.com/biz/fadoirish-pub-and-restaurant-atlanta-2) These fine folks host a slew of events leading up to the big day for ol’ St. Patrick. If you don’t end up at Fado at some point, you’re not celebrating correctly. Stout Irish Sports Pub – 56 E. Andrews Dr., Suite 16 (Yelp Link: www.yelp.com/biz/stoutirish-sports-pub-atlanta) Grab yourself some Shepherd’s Pie and sidle up to the bar to root on your favorite team. You’ll walk in with an appetite and walk out with plenty of friends.
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Dale Patterson was recruited for Choral remarkable,” Patterson said. Guild of Atlanta while shopping. She was Current guild members come “from browsing in a Buckhead silver shop about every walk of life,” Pater said, and from three years ago when she heard a tune she across metro Atlanta. Pater lives in Sanliked in the store’s background music and dy Springs. Patterson lives in Buckhead. she started to sing along. “There are really no professional musiSheila Pater, a member of the guild, cians per se,” Pater said, “just people who worked in the shop. She heard Patterson love to sing. There’s lots of what I would singing to herself and took notice. call ‘church-choir-type singers’ who enjoy “I said, “You have such a beautisinging.” ful voice. You should come sing with the Pater, who also sings in a church choir Choral Guild,’” Pater reherself, said the group “is almost like a members. family at this point.” It worked. Soon Pat“There are many long-time people,” terson joined fellow soshe said. “There’s a lot of loyalty within the prano Pater as a singer group.” with the guild, an amaPatterson says she’s been singing teur ensemble that perthroughout her life. She started singing forms classical and conlessons at age 5 and as a child sang with JOE EARLE temporary choral works, a quartet made up of cousins and neighand is celebrating its Dale bors in her New York City neighborhood. Patterson 75th anniversary this She pursued a singing career until after year. she completed college, she said, but finalAs part of the guild’s 75th anniversaly gave it up because “it was just too hard.” ry season, its 40 or so members are stagBut she still loved to sing, especially ing a performance March 15 of Haydn’s as part of a group. “I think there’s an in“The Creation.” Then, on March 21, the explicable, unattainable thing that kind guild will hold $100-a-plate, black-tie gala of speaks to your soul,” she said. “There’s at the Piedmont Driving Club. The guild something about music, and singing in concludes its 2014-15 season in May with particular, that connects to my soul. a performance of jazz and contemporary “Singing in a choral group ... just talks choral music. to me. Singing solo is great – singing for Patterson, who handles publicity for myself in the shower is great – but singing the group, said the guild was started in with the other parts, it’s just magnified.” 1939 by the Atlanta Music Club as the Pater agreed. “If you love to sing, it is a Music Club Chorus, and is one of the oldphysical and emotional pleasure to sing,” est metro Atlanta groups still performing. she said. “I love to sing. It gives me plea“It started, I believe, as a community singsure to sing all these interesting things.” ing group,” she said. The group was renamed the Choral Guild of Atlanta in 1947, the guild’s webpage says. In the 1960s, the group sang with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the chorus has traveled to Australia and Europe to perform, the webpage says. In 1980, the guild played Carnegie Hall in DALE PATTERSON New York City, the webThe Choral Guild of Atlanta performing site says. at Northside Drive Baptist Church. “Really, the history is
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Three local artists, Adrina Richards, Alan Vaughn and Eileen Braun will show their work this month at the American Craft Council’s 2015 Atlanta exhibition. The three will be among 225 contemporary clothing, furniture, jewelry and home décor artists whose work will be on display at the ACC show, which presents itself as the largest juried, indoor craft show in the southeastern U.S. The ACC, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit set up to promote, encourage and educate the public about contemporary American crafts, hosts shows annual-
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Eileen Braun is a Dunwoody-based ceramic artist whose works include vessels, teapots and wall landscapes. The pieces often have a decidedly animalistic feel, appearing as if she has fused the tradition of utilitarian ceramics, such as teapots, with ocean creatures to create fluid, unusual but still somehow recognizable pieces. In addition to these works, Braun creates pieces that are purely decorative, typically consisting of organic items that seemingly explode from the walls. Braun calls her pieces “nonfunctional ceramic forms -- playful, elegant, humanistic qualities given to objects. Biomorphic. Most seem caught in a frozen moment.” PHOTOS BY ISADORA PENNINGTON
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“My favorite part about living here is the flexibility to be as active and sociable as I want!” Meet Christie Kinsaul, who moved to Canterbury Court to downsize and simplify her life. Little did she know how much she would love her new lifestyle. “Maintaining a two-story townhouse and everything in it was taking considerable time and effort. I was ready for some changes, and I wanted to make the move on my own terms.”
Christie didn’t expect to find such luxurious living in a one-bedroom apartment, which she says “is plenty big” and comes with full services and amenities. She was also delighted to discover an abundance of activities designed for resident interests, including outings to local events. As a retired music teacher, she’s especially fond of going to the Atlanta Symphony and the opera.
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Alan Vaughn Buckhead resident Alan Vaughn is a semi-abstract artist and craftsman, specializing in handcrafted, handpainted canvas rugs. His pieces feature limited colors, evident brush strokes and plenty of negative space. “The floor cloths are painted canvas area rugs that are durable and can be used anywhere one would use an area rug. Some designs are more traditional lattice patterns or adaptations of Asian woven rugs. Most designs are modern and geometric,” Vaughn said. Many of his pieces are based upon a geometric shape, normally a circle, that is then enhanced by adding brush strokes in a few carefully chosen dark colors throughout the piece. “Imagine a painting on the floor that has been made tough enough to withstand heavy foot traffic and that’s a floor cloth,” he said.
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Saturday, March 14, 7-11 a.m. – ChambleeSardis Lodge #444 hosts a pancake breakfast with a special theme, “A Salute to Community Service.” Guests include the Chamblee PD’s Special Operations Unit and the Alpha K-9 Search and Rescue Dog organization. Tickets: $6. Proceeds go to the organization’s operating fund and philanthropic endeavors. Enjoy pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee and milk. 5556 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Chamblee, 30341. For more information, visit: www.chambleesardis444.com.
Artsy Market Thursday, March 19, 6-9 p.m. – Saint Jude hosts a spring art and gift show. Browse trendy jewelry, fine art, religious-themed items, gourmet gifts, hand-poured candles, casseroles-to-go. Wine and appetizers served for $5 donation; March 20, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., coffee and nibbles served for $5 donation. Proceeds benefit PATH, post-abortion treatment and healing organization. In the Ministry Hall, St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, 7171 Glenridge Dr., Sandy Springs, 30328. Learn more by calling 770-394-3896 or going to: http://stjudeatlanta.net.
VanderDash 5K Saturday, March 21, 7:30 a.m. – It’s time for the seventh an-
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drome Association of Atlanta hosts the inaugural 5K Color Dash! $40. All ages invited. Pets welcome on a leash. Start with a white t-shirt, then add color! Half the proceeds benefit the DSAA. Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., NE, Brookhaven, 30319. Find out more and register by going to: http://thecolordash5k.ticketmob.com.
Pink Affair Saturday, March 21, 7:30 p.m. – The 14th
annual Pink Affair gala, benefiting TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation, gets under way at The Retreat at Perimeter Summit. Event features live and silent auctions, complimentary wine and beer, live band, dancing and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Attire is dressy casual. Tickets: $100. Purchase by going to: www.myturningpoint.org. Proceeds support the nonprofit’s financial assistance program and complimentary services for breast cancer patients. 1001 Summit Blvd., Brookhaven, 30319. For more information, call 770-360-9271.
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vis Academy presents its 2015 school musical, “Shrek, Jr.,” about a green ogre who embarks on a quest to reclaim his swamp. Tickets, $15. Additional show times: March 15, 7 p.m.; March 16, 6:30 p.m. Davis Academy Middle School, 7901 Roberts Dr., Sandy Springs, 30350. Buy tickets: www.seatyourself.biz/davisacademy. Go to: http://davisshrek.blogspot.com for additional information.
Hamilton College Choir Tuesday, March 17, 7 p.m. – The NYbased Hamilton College choir visits Atlanta, and performs sacred and secular music, including Bach’s “Alles was Odem hat,” Pinkham’s “Festival Magnificat,” Joel’s “And So It Goes,” and selections from Rorem’s “From an Unknown Past.” Free and open to the public. Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, 30305. To find out more, email Eileen Foote at: email@example.com or call the church at 404-266-2373.
“Once Upon a Mattress” Thursday, March 19, 7 p.m. – Riverwood
International Charter School presents the musical in its auditorium. The comedy is an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea.” Tickets, $8 for students; $12 for adults. Additional shows: March 20, 21 at 7 p.m., and March 22, 3 p.m. 5900 Raider Dr., Sandy Springs, 30328. Visit: http://school.fultonschools.org/hs/riverwood with questions.
“Anything Goes” Thursday, March 19, 7 p.m. – Climb aboard
a magical musical ship where Cole Porter songs, including “It’s De-Lovely,” “Friendship,” “I Get a Kick Out Of You,” “All Through the Night,” “Anything Goes” and “You’re the Top,” sort out romance, and disaster is averted! Shows run March 20-21, 7 p.m., and March 22, 3 p.m. Tickets: $20, adult; $10, students. Dunwoody United Methodist Church, 1548 Mount Vernon Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. Call 770394-0675 or visit: www.dunwoodyumc.org to find out more.
Exploding Potions! Tuesday, March 10, 4:30-5:30 p.m. – Join
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Do you have the desire to write a novel or play? The Buckhead Writers Group might interest you! For the novice to the experienced. Share your writings with other participants. Give and receive critiques. Share information regarding the writing and publishing industry. Free and open to the public. For adults. To make a reservation, email: alovely@ comcast.net. Buckhead Branch Library, in the small conference room, 269 Buckhead Ave., NE, Atlanta, 30305. Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. ga.us or call 404-814-3500.
Abstract Art Thursday, March 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Ran-
dy Jones discusses the influences that led to abstract art, what it means, and how to understand and appreciate its development. Free. Open to the community. For adult audiences. Dunwoody Branch Library, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. To register, call 770-512-4640.
Chinese Astrology Saturday, March 14, 3-5 p.m. – Learn about
Chinese astrology. Free. All are welcome to attend. For adult audiences. Sandy Springs Branch Library, 395 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, 30328. Email: email@example.com or call 404-303-6130 for additional details.
Detoxiﬁcatlon Saturday, March 14, 6:30-8 p.m. – Spring
is in the air and it’s time to come out of hibernation! Release those unwanted toxins from your body. A naturopathic physician discusses the importance of detoxification and the safest, most effective ways to use it to improve your health. Free. Open to the public. Appropriate for ages 18 and up. Dunwoody Branch Library, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. To register, call 770-512-4640.
Night Hike Friday, March 20, 7:30 p.m. – Visitors connect
with nature afterhours, allowing for a different sensory experience as nocturnal animals take over, and nature runs its course. Gather for the hike at 7:30 p.m., and return to the meadow around 8:30 p.m., followed by cocoa, stargazing and a warming fire. Free. Open to the community. Dunwoody Nature Center, 5343 Roberts Dr., Dunwoody, 30338. Questions? Call 770-394-3322 or visit: www.dunwoodynature.org.
Laughter Yoga Saturday, March 21, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. –
Laughter Yoga improves health, happiness and joy. It requires no special clothing, no equipment and no special poses to learn. The more you engage in laughter, the better you feel. Free. The public is invited to attend. Class limit is 10. For those ages 18 and older. To register, call 770-512-4640. Dunwoody Branch Library, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, 30338.
Big Thinkers Science and experiment with radical reactions and powerful pressure that create incredible impacts. Launch your personal fizzy physics rocket! Free. Open to the public. Appropriate for ages 5-12. Registration required and started March 2. Space is limited. Come by the Sandy Springs Branch Library, call 404-303-6130 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. 395 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, 30328.
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Altered Books Wednesday, March 11, 6:45-7:45 p.m. –
Go low-tech and get crafty! Turn old books into art. You’ll leave with a book to alter, ideas and a new art project. Also, enter your finished piece in the Altered Book Art Contest, displayed in the library. Free. All are welcome. Suggested audiences: middle and high school youth. Register by calling 404-814-3500, emailing: email@example.com or visiting the branch. Buckhead Library, 269 Buckhead Ave., NE, Atlanta, 30305.
Kids in the Kitchen Saturday, March 14, 3-4 p.m. – The workshop promotes health and wellness by empowering children to prepare healthy foods. Free. Open to the community. Geared for all ages. Questions? Call 404-303-6130 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Sandy Springs Branch Library, 395 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, 30328.
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PROGRAM Ralph VAUGHAN WILLIAMS An English Folk Melody Gustav HOLST St. Paul’s Suite George GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue J.S. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Johannes BRAHMS Three Hungarian Dances Georges BIZET Carmen Suite
Pre-concert Talk 7:15PM Pre-concert Dinner 6:30PM
“Arguably the finest, certainly the most intelligent and technically impressive British pianist on the circuit” (The New York Times). PROGRAM Claude DEBUSSY La plus que lente DEBUSSY Estampes Frédéric CHOPIN Ballades Nos. 2 and 1 CHOPIN Ballades Nos. 3 and 4 DEBUSSY Children’s Corner DEBUSSY L’isle joyeux
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Sunday, March 15, 1-5 p.m. – Bring two
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This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts.
Dad & Daughter Dance Sunday, March 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Fathers, enjoy an evening dancing the night away with your little girl. The Daddy-Daughter Dance is for K-5 grade girls and their dad, step-dad, grandpa, uncle, older brother or other male relative. Semi-formal attire. Prizes, dinner and DJ. Marcus Jewish Community Center - Atlanta member, $40; non-member, $50. 5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 678-8123727 to register or with questions. For details, go to: www.atlantajcc.org under Family Programs.
Math Games Wednesday, March 18, 4:45-5:45 p.m. –
Love playing games? Love doing math? Do both at Core Learning’s Math Games sessions. Free. Open to the public. For ages 5-12. Registration required and started March 2. Space is limited. Come by the Sandy Springs Branch Library, call 404-303-6130 or email: email@example.com to sign up or to learn more. In the Storytime Room, 395 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, 30328.
Turtle Tours Saturday, March 14, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. –
Heritage Sandy Springs’ “Turtle Tours,” an educational series appropriate for children ages 2-5, continues. In this program, museum mascots Spring and Sandy explore spring flowers through handson activities, crafts and song. Free; donations encouraged. No reservations required. 6075 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs, 30328. For more information, email: kbrigance@heritagesandysprings. org, call 404-851-9111 or visit: www.heritagesandysprings.org.
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Road Trips ‘The Walking Dead’ brings life to town of Senoia Editor’s note: For the first of our periodic Road Trips articles for 2015, we suggest a trip to the small town of Senoia, the center of the action for fans of the popular television program “The Walking Dead.” Our Road Trips focus on unusual places and spaces within about a two-hour drive of Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Brookhaven and Dunwoody.
BY ANN MARIE QUILL
Before AMC’s hit show “The Walking Dead” shuﬄed into the metro Atlanta area about five years ago, the town of Senoia contained little more
The author takes a shot of her mother and Norman Reedus.
than a hardware store and a coffee shop. Today, the town where the show is filmed is an international tourist destination about an hour’s drive from Atlanta’s northern arc. In October during a recent “staycation,” I decided to take my mother and a visiting family friend – all of us are avid fans of the TV show – down to Senoia to see what all the fuss was about. The daytrip didn’t disappoint. The Woodbury Shoppe on Main Street was our focal destination. The shop, started by the show’s producers in 2013, sells “Walking Dead” memorabilia – anything from posters, key chains and coffee mugs to stuffed character dolls and T-shirts. The shop’s downstairs is a museum containing set pieces, props and the actors’ signatures on the walls.
Store manager Rhodena Buck says some 2,000 visitors, on average, come through the store each week. “We’ve had visitors from all over the place – Peru, Korea, Denmark, Germany and Canada,” she said, adding that one couple from Alaska took a week to SPECIAL drive down, just The tracks seen in the show are south of Main Street. to spend one day in the store and had gathered as Norman Reedus, a.k.a. town in between the driving to and Daryl Dixon on the show, was paying from their home. the store a visit. Slash, the guitarist of What we weren’t expecting on our Guns n’ Roses fame, accompanied him. trip was a visit from one of the show’s The actor graciously signed autographs stars, which Buck says occasionally and allowed the taking of “selfies,” not happens when the show is in producleaving until every fan had their turn. tion, usually from May to November. “During [the show’s] filming, the As we were looking for a parking whole town fills up,” Buck said, addspace on Main Street, a commotion ing that so far celebrity visits have rewas taking place in front of the shop. mained “sane and safe.” Upon arrival, we learned the crowd
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Buck said the shop in December hosted an autograph signing with Robert Kirkman, the show’s producer and creator of the comic book series that “The Walking Dead” is based on. “A couple of things like that are in the works,” Buck said, adding that details will be posted on the store’s website at www. woodburyshoppe. com. If you want to experience more than Walking Dead fandom in Senoia, Main Street is full of antique and gift shops and unique restaurants. We dined just a few shops down at Southern Grounds, a Tex-Mex style restaurant and bar owned by singer Zac Brown. Proceeds from that restaurant support Brown’s
Camp Southern Ground, an outdoor camp for children of all abilities. Buck says that’s her favorite restaurant in town, but she also recommends the Irish pub Maguire’s and Small Town Pizza. Also located near downtown are Veranda Bed & Breakfast on Seavy Street. According to the city’s website, that’s
where Margaret Mitchell interviewed Civil War veterans when she was researching “Gone With the Wind.” While my guests and I didn’t venture too far off Main Street, Atlanta Movie Tours offers bus tours of filming locations, with stops in Atlanta and Senoia. For more information, visit www.atlantamovietours.com.
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Caroline Grant Lovett School, Junior This past summer, Lovett Junior Caroline Carr Grant spent her days formulating a unique reading curriculum for kids of AGAPE, a nonprofit that provides support to underserved families. Caroline Carr first worked with AGAPE through her school, which transports students to tutor there weekly. After her initial visit, she says she fell in love with the students she tutored. Her emersion in AGAPE expanded through her involvement in the National Charity League (“NCL”), a serviceoriented organization of mothers and daughters who volunteer for a variety of philanthropies throughout the Atlanta community. Through her membership in NCL, Caroline Carr won an internship with AGAPE, where she prepared the reading curriculum. While preparing to teach the curriculum, Caroline Carr researched Atlanta Public School reading requirements as well as Common Core. She then organized donation drives for books, recruited volunteers, and scheduled other activities to supplement the reading throughout the sessions. While leading sessions, Caroline Carr trained the volunteers and facilitated the lessons in which advanced students read aloud to others and novice students learn the alphabet, phonetics and the basic fundamentals of reading. Caroline Carr says she is impressed and inspired by the perseverance of the students. “As a high schooler, I rarely see the same type of work ethic and drive that these young children possess, and I learned a lot from their sense of perseverance,” she said. “They never gave up; they never gave into the desire to quit
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What’s Next: Caroline Carr is still exploring where she wants to attend college, and plans to pursue a major in early childhood education, business or art history. –This article was reported by Amanda Gibson, a student at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School.
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sides being co-founder and president of the Riverwood Science Olympiad team, he plays varsity tennis and Ultimate Frisbee, and tutors AP World History, and IB Chemistry and Biology. He is also a member of the Beta Club and the National Science Honor Society, and volunteers for the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities. As a freshman, Pascal’s science fair project was related to tennis and was published in an international journal. “I am a researcher at heart,” Pascal said. “When I observe an event in real life I cannot help myself from thinking of the root cause and effect. In the cases of tennis and radon, I went all the way to publish my results.”
Pascal Acree Riverwood International Charter School junior Last year when Riverwood International Charter School student Pascal Acree was a sophomore in Honors Chemistry, he did his science fair project on the effect of environmental conditions on radon levels in homes. This year, as a junior, he took it to the next level -- making a poster and presenting at the international Radon Symposium in Charleston, SC. He said he was inspired to do the project because of radon test results in his own home. “My science project examined the effect of environmental conditions on radon levels in a home,” Pascal said. “I was motivated to pursue this because a radon test had recently been performed in our house. “There was a period of time during the two-day testing window that had unusually high levels of radon which corresponded to times of heavy rain. I wanted to investigate further to see if there was a connection. In addition to weather, I also experimented with the HVAC system, letting it run either in normal mode where forced air only blows when the thermostat kicks in or having the fan run continuously. Luck-
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Buckhead volunteer rides in cop car BY ELLEN ELDRIDGE
Wayne Robinson started out looking for a CPR training course, but he found Atlanta’s citizen’s fire academy instead. “I was searching around for CPR training, realizing I hadn’t had any since I was in the military years ago,” Robinson said. “I saw the fire/rescue academy program and it was very interesting learning about how firemen work.” He completed the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department Citizens Fire Academy during the summer of 2014. Then he enrolled in the Citizen’s Police Academy and graduated in December 2014. Now, he regularly rides along with Atlanta Zone 2 police officers. He admires the officers he works with. “Police work is really a calling,” he said. “It’s not something you do expecting to make a lot of money, but it’s a strong profession.” The citizen’s academy program is intended to give residents such as Robinson an introduction to their cities’ police and fire departments. Many cities offer similar programs, said Atlanta police Lt. David Villaroel, who recently took over the APD citizen’s academy program. The academies serve both residents and the police, Villaroel said. “When they’re out, or when they graduate, they are more informed and can spread their experience through the community and see for themselves how we function,” Villaroel said. “That’s basically what it is for us: help in bridging the gap between police and citi-
zens out there.” Atlanta’s citizen’s academy is not intended to train people to become police officrs, but merely to provide insight into the internal workings of the department, Villaroel said. But in Robinson’s case, he keeps coming back to ride along with sworn officers. “Here’s your Kevlar vest,” Robinson said he’s told by officers he accompanies. “And you go out there and they answer calls.” Robinson said he rides along with Zone 2 officers about every two weeks. “They would welcome me every day I suppose,” he said. “It’s much like a fraternity, and they encourage me to come back as much as I can. They like having somebody to talk to in the car.” He likes to patrol in the Buckhead Zone because he lives there, he said. “I like the area I live in, so I tend to go with the same officer, Tyler Thomas, who’s like a buddy.” When he shows up for roll call, Robinson said the officers enjoy his presence. They’ve gotten to know each other and they’re all very friendly and welcoming. He said he’s been to calls about burglaries and felony armed robberies. He remembers watching kids breaking in cars and running. “Three cars and a helicopter set up a perimeter on the north side of Lenox Square,” he said. He said he’s watched firsthand as officers have taken guns off people. Once, he recalls, some people wouldn’t leave a hotel. “I and another officer went inside with flashlights,” he said. “They lived in squalor.” One of the residents in the hotel said he had bacterial meningitis, Robinson said. “So Grady came and made me and all the officers put on rubber gloves and
Buckhead Officer Tyler Thomas, left, and Wayne Robinson.
wait until Grady screened them for risk of being contagious,” he said. “They weren’t, but that all of those specialized services can be brought together quickly should be reassuring to the community.” The most amazing aspect to police work in Buckhead, Robinson said, is the ability to coordinate services. Zone 2 has 14 police cars, but officers can easily call in a helicopter, he said. He called the coordination of services an “invisible net” of skills that brings cars and officers together at the scene of a crime. “It’s amazing how fast they can pool their resources in an emergency,” Robinson said. “It’s just amazing to me how quickly they can wrap that together.” Robinson said as a retired person, he still had a lot of energy. “I’m physically fit and active, and I‘d like to continue to contribute to public safety in some way,” he said. So, he offered himself to the police department to help out after he completed both the citizen’s academies.
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said, “This is a robbery.” The first man brandished a pistol in his right hand, and ordered an employee to “open the cash drawer.” The second man walked to the rear of the store and returned a short time thereafter. The first man removed $225 from the cash drawer and demanded to know where the rest of the money was. Both employees gestured to the floor safe but said they did not have the access code. The second man removed an 1200 block of Collier Road—On Feb. additional $70 from a black metal coin 13, a man walked up to a vehicle, jumped box from on top of the safe. As the men through the passenger window and deleft, a late model Chrysler 300 pulled up, manded the driver get out. The driver’s and a man wearing hand was injured a baseball hat enas she hurriedly extered the location. Read more of the ited the vehicle. A Police Blotter online at When the employbackpack that conwww.reporternewspapers.net ees said they were tained a diamond just robbed, the wedding ring, an man walked out. engagement diaA bottle of Amoxicillin and 800 mg Ibumond ring, a sapphire ring, an emerald profen also were taken from a backpack. ring, a ring with a red gem stone, anxiety medication, a U.S. passport, a license 600 block of Morosgo Drive—On Feb. and an Acer laptop was in the back seat. 16, an officer saw two people fighting and block of Garden View Drive— On Feb. 9, a woman involved in an argument with a man asked him to leave after he damaged the front door and other items inside the residence. When the man’s father arrived to pick him up, the man became angry and took her cellphone. He then pushed her to the ground and took her house key. Police noted the residence was in disarray, red liquid was on the floor, the door was splintered and several tables were turned on their sides. Grady Hospital medics arrived to treat the woman’s right knee. The man fled through the rear of the complex.
block of Piedmont Road—On Feb. 10, a man at a discount department store concealed several items on his person and tried to leave without paying. He exposed an open pocket knife and began swinging at a loss prevention officer. He ran and was apprehended a short distance away. While searching him, an officer was stuck by a needle in the man’s sock.
block of Howell Mill Road—On Feb. 17, two men wearing hoodies with bandanas covering the lower portion of their faces entered a sandwich shop and
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block of Piedmont Road—On Feb. 21, a man entered a salon holding a black pistol in his left hand. He was cursing and demanding “give me the stash.” He then grabbed from the center table a purse that contained $90 in cash, a Samsung Galaxy S5 and credit cards. He then pointed the gun at a girl (a minor) and again demanded she give him her purse. The first woman was followed into the shampoo room where she handed the man an MCM purse that contained a blue wallet, credit card and a Samsung Galaxy 4 cellphone. The man with the gun yelled “Stupid (expletive deleted)” as he ran to the driver seat of a newer model, two-door black hatchback that contained a passenger.
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16, a woman and her husband were involved in a verbal argument that turned physical. The woman said her husband shoved her over a folding table, pushing her onto the couch. When she tried to flee to the balcony, he again shoved her. When she began screaming loudly, the husband went back inside and locked the door. She was able to jimmy the lock and enter inside the residence. They struggled briefly and he hit her in the eye with his head. The husband left the residence, taking his wife’s cellphone with him. There were no signs of struggle or any visible injuries to the woman when police arrived, and the husband was not at the residence.
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block of Paces Ferry Road—On Feb. 8, a verbal argument between two men in a car turned physical. One man punched the other in the face until he was unconscious and threw him out a moving vehicle. Patrol units noted the beaten man had visible injuries to his head and his eyes were bleeding and swollen shut. The man who beat the other man later turned himself in at the Zone 2 Precinct and was taken to Fulton County Jail.
block of Northside Drive—A middle school student said another student kicked her and her head hit the floor when she fell. There have been complaints of on-going bullying by the students’ classmates.
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block of Ridgeway Avenue—A burglary was reported at a house. A DVD player and 16 pairs of shoes were taken.
block of Northside Drive—A burglary was reported at a hotel. A Bose Acoustic wave music system, an HP laptop, a Sony CD player, an Apple iPhone 6 charger and two black, custom-made suits were taken.
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block of Wesley Walk— A house was broken into. Someone broke the window lock on a rear side window and entered through the family room. Several closets and drawers were left open and a Samsung 32-inch TV, a Samsung 42-inch TV, an Apple iPad, an Apple iPhone, a Chanel wallet, a set of house and car keys, a Wells Fargo debit card, an American Express card and a personal check were taken. The residents were upstairs sleeping, heard a noise and assumed it was their cats. The stolen cards were used at gas stations on Chapel Road.
block of Main Street—A burglary was reported when an employee arrived and heard a person depart from the rear of the residence. No items were taken. The rear window was discovered open
3400 block of Kingsboro Road—A burglary was reported at an apartment where a witness reported seeing two men standing near the front door looking back at her. Video surveillance captured a black Chrysler 300 in the parking lot next to a white MercedesBenz. An item that could not be identified was removed from the Chrysler and placed into the trunk of the Mercedes. 200
block of Peachtree Hills Circle— A burglary at an apartment was reported after a resident returned to find the back door open and discovered 100 pieces of
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block of Parkland Drive—A burglary at an apartment was reported when crowbar damage was discovered to the front door. A pair of gold earrings, a gold necklace and a gold bracelet were taken.
block of Lavista Road—A burglary was reported at an apartment where pry marks were discovered on a front door. An Apple Pro Mac Book charger, a jewelry box with “JKA” embroidered on it, miscellaneous jewelry and an Apple MacBook Pro laptop were taken. A second apartment had damage to its front door molding, but no items were taken.
block of Seaboard Avenue—The front door to a house was kicked in and the home’s interior was ransacked. An Apple MacBook laptop, a Toshiba laptop, a Dell laptop and three gold necklaces were taken. A person jogging observed two men in a white Dodge Avenger speeding away from the driveway.
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block of Stratford Road—A burglary was reported at an apartment where the front door lock and frame around the lock were damaged. A Samsung Curve 65-inch TV, an Apple iPad Air, an Over Under 12-gauge shotgun and car keys to a 2014 Porsche Boxster were taken.
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block of West Wieuca Road—A burglary at a car wash was reported where a shed door was broken and $200 was taken from a cash register. block of Piedmont Road—A commercial burglary was reported when the front glass on three businesses was shattered with rocks and the flat screen televisions in all three businesses were tampered with in an attempt to remove them. A cash box that contained $400 was taken from a cupcake store. Several leather jackets, leather pants and sequin jackets totaling $5,000 were taken from a clothing store. A 50inch flat screen TV was dropped and broken when the burglars attempted to remove it from the wall of the clothing store.
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block of Defoors Ferry Road— A burglary of an apartment complex’s
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