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Happy birthday, Buckhead! BY DAN WHISEHUNT


Drink up, Buckhead: it’s your birthday. Buckhead officially celebrated its 175th birthday on March 1 at a fundraiser sponsored by the Buckhead Heritage Society. The venue was the Buckhead Theatre, in keeping with the tradition that everything in Buckhead should have “Buckhead” somewhere in its name. Attendees came to the event dressed to the nines, dining on sushi, steak and chocolate-covered strawberries, stopping to pose for pictures in front of a mockup of Irby’s general store, the original Buckhead tavern. In 1838, entrepreneur Hen-

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Don Rifenberg, front, left, and fiancée Mary Masi, right, intently scrutinize the “Looking at Buckhead: Our Story” exhibit, part of the community’s 175th anniversary celebration held on March 1 at the Buckhead Theatre. More photos on pages 4 and 5.

The Buckhead Reporter offers this look at the North Buckhead neighborhood as part of a series of articles on where residents live. More than 100,000 drivers on Ga. 400 pass through one of Atlanta’s biggest neighborhoods every day. The North Buckhead Civic Association formed in 1972 to keep the Georgia Department of Transportation from building the toll road. Buckhead Neighborhood Association President Gordon SEE NORTH BUCKHEAD, PAGE 6


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Meister, who’s district includes North Atlanta High School, told the audience that the search firm, PROACT, had been chosen to oversee the city’s search for a new school superintendent, along with a search committee made up of business, community and student leaders. “It is tricky because there is an election coming up, so there will be a new board next year,” Meister told the group of parents. “So, superintendents who apply will naturally want to know who they will report to. There’s kind of a lot of unknowns out there.”

Coalition backs stadium project The Buckhead Coalition is putting its support behind a proposal to use hotelmotel tax money to help pay for a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons. The coalition announced that its executive committee on Feb. 27 approved a resolution in favor of the project.

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Buckhead groups plan to offer residents a way to perform some “ecofriendly” spring cleaning, according to Livable Buckhead’s website. Registration is under way for the event, which provides a way to safely dispose of electronics, oil, paint, batteries and other hazardous materials. Material will be collected from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on March 23 at 515 Garson Drive. A $20 donation is suggested. The event is sponsored by Livable Buckhead, Live Thrive, and Atlanta City Council members Howard Shook and Yolanda Adrean. It is open only to residents of ZIP codes 30305, 30309, 30318, 30319, 30324, 30326, 30327, 30342. To register, go to

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wrestle with that, but I don’t think we should wait until we get it funded to have the conversation,” Cochran said. Adrean attended the Feb. 7 meeting and said when the neighborhood began raising the money the improvements were about 10 years off. “We didn’t want firefighters to wait that many years to live in clearly substandard conditions,” Adrean said. “It bought some time and we are all very attached.” The estimated cost of replacing Fire Station 27 is $4.95 million, according to the city’s projects list. Cochran also discussed plans to build a new fire station near Peachtree Battle Avenue in Fiscal Year 2016. The anticipated cost of that project is $4.95 million. “We need a fire station in that location desperately,” Cochran said. Other projects on the list are: - Replacing Fire Station 26 at 2970 Howell Mill Road, NW. Cost: $4.14 million. Project description describes the facility’s current condition as “poor.” - Replacing Fire Station 23 at 1545 Howell Mill Road, NE. Cost: $3.78 million. “This facility is too old and small to function as a fire station,” the project description says.

Prosecutors looking for signs of gangs in Buckhead BY CHUCK STANLEY The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office is showing concern about possible gang activity in Buckhead following complaints from residents about increased graffiti throughout the community. Zone 2 Community Prosecutor Tiffany Harlow told the March 5 meeting of Buckhead’s NPU-B that prosecutors are working on a fledgling gang initiative to establish whether criminal gangs may be operating in the community. “Some [of the graffiti] may be affiliated with gangs, some may not,” Harlow told NPU-B board members. “But we are going to be looking at that.” Harlow said prosecutors have reached out to Atlanta’s high school students for feedback on the prevalence of gang activity amongst area teens. The DA’s office hopes to put together a council to facilitate continuous communication about gang activities in Atlanta’s schools, she said. The group will be named for a Chicago honor student who was killed in a gang shooting in January. BH


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Frank Maier, center, and wife Blanchette, right, enjoy the anniversary festivities at the Buckhead Theatre on March 1.

Buckhead celebrates its 175th anniversary with a party CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

ry Irby built a general store and tavern at the intersection of Peachtree, Roswell and West Paces Ferry roads. The area that developed around it evolved into modern-day Buckhead. Today it’s Atlanta’s wealthiest community, home to high-rises, mansions and retail. It also has some of Atlanta’s worst traffic congestion, something that the Buckhead Community Improvement District has tried to address with improvements to Peachtree Road. Buckhead Heritage’s event raised money to help the nonprofit put together a master history plan. “We at Buckhead Heritage are responsible for telling Buckhead’s story, through signage, digital apps, tours, things of that nature,” Buckhead Heritage President Wright Mitchell said. “So your money tonight will go to further that program.” Mitchell recently completed a study of how the community got its name in

anticipation of the event, revealing new details about the commonly accepted story. Irby didn’t actually kill the deer and his business was more of a store than a tavern. That may sound like trivial stuff to the outside observer, but the chroniclers of the community’s story said the details matter. Buckhead Heritage Executive Director Erica Danylchak said the event helped to raise awareness about the community’s humble beginnings. “It’s a wonderful way to make people realize what a rich history this community has,” Danylchak said. It’s an area that’s awash in historic places, many from the Civil War. While the birthday party cherished that history, it was the scene of presentday Buckhead power brokers mingling. Council members and Coca-Cola Co. execs shared space with neighborhood representatives and nonprofit leaders.

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Sam Massell, center, former Atlanta mayor and current Buckhead Coalition president, received a service award during the event.

Buckhead Coalition President Sam Massell, who is also a former Atlanta mayor, received a service award for his work within the community. Massell co-chaired the event, along with Aaron’s Inc. founder Charlie Loudermilk, who was unable to attend. Harriet Kirkpatrick received an award for her volunteer work cleaning up Mt. Olive Cemetery near Frankie Allen Park. Blue Heron Nature Preserve Executive Director Nancy Jones received the Heritage Society’s preservation award. Buckhead Community Improvement District Executive Director Jim Durrett looked over a display of historic photographs and reflected on the significance of the milestone. “It’s a great opportunity to step back and take stock of where you are and where you’ve been,” Durrett said. “Because without understanding that, it’s kind of hard to understand where you need to go.” Roberty Lacey, who grew up in the area, said Buckhead has always been an essential part of the city. “The great thing about Atlanta is, it’s always open to reinventing itself and Buckhead is always at the heart of it,” Lacey said. Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods Chairman Jim King said, “it’s a privilege to play a role in the community.” “When I think of Buckhead, I think

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Certain has learned to cope with the defeat of losing the battle over the highway that looms over the community like a conqueror’s statue. When Ga. 400 opened in 1993, he wasn’t sure what would happen. “I was really afraid of the noise,” Certain said. That didn’t deter the neighborhood’s growth, however. “They built houses that went for $2 million that back right up to the thing.” Today, more than 8,000 people call North Buckhead home. Roswell Road Northeast and Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast form the neighborhood’s western and eastern borders. Its southernmost boundary is the intersection of Peachtree Road Northeast and Piedmont Road Northeast, and the neighborhood extends north just shy of Windsor Parkway Northeast. Ga. 400 runs north to south through it.

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The neighborhood’s residences are a mixture of high rises, rebuilds, lowcost condos and townhomes. Certain showed off a little-known site near Wieuca Overlook that’s become a small green space containing the remnants of a mill. The gear works protrude from the wall. The people zooming by on Wieuca Road likely don’t notice it, Certain said. Traffic continues to be the neighborhood’s largest problem, he said. “The whole traffic grid of this area was unplanned,” Gordon said, noting that many of the same routes from 1927 are still the main routes today. Waldtraut “Walda” Lavroff, who serves on the Civic Association Board, said the lack of planning has hurt the neighborhood. “The traffic lights are not coordinated, and every time we try to do something about that, there’s no money available to do that,” Lavroff said. “The streets are in awful condition, and we have potholes to beat the band everywhere, and that is challenging.” Like Certain, Lavroff lived in the neighborhood when residents fought Ga. 400. “We lost that fight and we’re still suffering some of the consequences,” she said. The neighborhood is zoned for Sarah Smith Elementary School. The school is among the things residents recognize as neighborhood assets. Lavroff said she likes being close to


Roswell Road NE and Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE form the North Buckhead neighborhood’s western and eastern borders. Its southernmost boundary is the intersection of Peachtree Road Northeast and Piedmont Road Northeast, and the neighborhood extends north just shy of Windsor Parkway Northeast. Ga. 400 runs north to south through it. For a larger version of the map, go to

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and a low crime rate. “We probably have a more varied neighborhood than any neighborhood in the city,” Certain said.

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All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey We went looking signs of an early spring. We found snow. Really. In March. On the banks of the Chattahoochee River. The sky spit flurries of the stuff. Not enough to stick to the ground, of course, but brief flurries of actual snow. Time and time again. At first, everyone made jokes. We were here in search of warmer weather, after all. Maybe these flakes falling all around us were really white flower blossoms floating on the first spring breezes, someone suggested. They weren’t. Winter had played a trick on us. During the first weekend of March, at the end of a mild winter, grey clouds filled the sky. Chilly breezes blew. Everyone wore layers. Snowflakes dusted our jackets and caps. Somewhere, no doubt, groundhogs were laughing at our alltoo-human inability to predict a change in the seasons. “I feel like we should run to the grocery store and buy milk and bread,” one hiker joked.

and we were watching snakes and everybody was in their shirtsleeves. Then, we do the first walk of spring…,” Hightower said, his voice arOUND drifting into TOWN the chilly air. “You never JOE EARLE know. Luckily, I know how to treat hypothermia.” Cold comfort, that. The hikers came from all over metro Atlanta – Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Mableton, Marietta, Sharpsburg, Watkinsville. Some in the group wanted to see flowers and birds or just to meet other people who shared their interests in the outdoors. Others, including Randie Cowan of Sandy Springs, came for the exercise. “The nature is just a bonus,” she said. “We’re just trying, after 21 years of living here, to get to know the area.” Jackie Miller knew what lured her out that chilly morning. “Spring,” she said before the hike started. “Wishful thinking,” Marilyn Haggerty of Sharpsburg replied. Along the trail, HightowJOE EARLE er mixed history Jackie Miller, left, chats with National Park and natural hisService Ranger Jerry Hightower, right, at the tory lessons as Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, he talked of everything from while Marie deVenoge, center, listens in. ancient Indian But we weren’t daunted by a few frosettlements to grist mills to the uses of zen flakes. The 20 of us marched on, dethe red sap in bloodroot. And he dilitermined to find proof that spring was gently searched out those early indicanear, if not really here. tors that a change in the weather was We were on a “Harbingers of Spring due. He found them: trilliums and trout Discovery Hike,” a spring-themed walk lilies. along the Chattahoochee River held The trout lily, he said, “is one of the March 2. We bundled-up hikers intrue harbingers of spring.” Here, hilltended to track down the first bloom of sides were covered in them. The probspring in the Chattahoochee River Nalem? It was just too wintry a day for the tional Recreation Area. lilies to truly strut their stuff. The flowVeteran National Park Service Rangers needed to be warmed by the sun to er Jerry Hightower served as our guide. open up. “If you want to see something Hightower knows his way around the spectacular,” Hightower said, “come river. He grew up nearby and has shown back when the sun is out.” visitors the string of parks headquarWinter had played one last trick. The tered in Sandy Springs for 35 of the 37 bright flowers of spring were taking a years he’s worked for the park service. grey day off. He hadn’t counted on snow, either. Spring would have to bloom anoth“We had a winter walk on Jan. 12 er day.

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Flight School Wednesday, March 20, 4:30 p.m. – Check out the “Big Thinkers Take You to Flight School” program at the library! Become a high-flying ace by learning about the four forces of flight. Then make cool paper airplanes and other things that fly, and take home an awesome glider jet! Sign-up required and started March 1st. Free and open to all. Space is limited. For ages 7-11. Come by, call 404-303-6130 or email: to register or to learn more. Sandy Springs Branch Library, 395 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, 30328.

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“The Secret Agent” Friday, March 15, 8 p.m. – Ogletho-

rpe University hosts the world premiere of Curtis Bryant’s “The Secret Agent,” a newlycompleted opera based on the 1907 novel of the same name by Joseph Conrad. The classic Conrad story shifts into a modern music drama that hits home in an era fraught with fears of terrorism and political dissent. $30 general admission; $25 seniors and non-Oglethorpe students; free with Petrel Pass. Additional shows: Saturday, March 16, 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 17, 3 p.m. Presented by The Capitol City Opera Company. Conant Performing Arts Center, 4484 Peachtree Rd., NE, Brookhaven, 30319. For tickets, call 678-3018013 or go to:

“The Little Mermaid Jr.” Sunday, March 17, 1 p.m. – The Da-

vis Academy’s annual musical performance is “The Little Mermaid Jr.” Mermaid Ariel longs to be part of the world on land. But to follow her dreams, she’ll have to defy the king, and entrust her fate to an evil witch, all while trying to find love with a human prince. $15. Additional shows, March 17, 7 p.m.; March 18, 6 p.m. Performances held at the Middle School, 7901 Roberts Dr., Sandy Springs, 30350.To buy tickets, visit: For more information, contact Drew Frank via email: or call 770671-0085 or 678-671-0085.

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Act3 Productions invites young performers in grades K-12 to audition for ShowStoppers 2013, the annual, city-wide talent competition that is part of ArtSSprings. Open to singers, actors, dancers, musicians, solo and group acts. Entrants will audition with a 2 1/2 minute act. $15 audition fee. Cash prizes awarded. Auditions, at Act3 Playhouse, are by appointment only. Sandy Springs Plaza, behind Trader Joe’s, 6285 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs, 30328. Email: michelle.act3@gmail. com for details or to schedule an appointment. Call 770-241-1905 or go to: to find out more.

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Share your Spanish language skills with others, and learn about Spanish if you are a non-speaker. Presented by Madelu Perez de Lara. Free and open to the community. For all skill levels. Appropriate for adults, 18 years and older. Dunwoody Branch Library, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. Call 770-512-4640 to find out more.

Heal and Grow Wednesday, March 20, 12-2 p.m. – Come

listen to storyteller Diane Rooks speak about the power that stories have in bringing healing to our lives. Take a look at your own stories and find new insights and possibilities as we share with each other. Discover how empowering it is to listen and be heard. Free. Lunch provided. Cancer Support Community members RSVP to 404-843-1880. Cancer Support Community–Atlanta, 5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., Bldg C, Suite 225, Atlanta, 30342. Go to: for more information or how to join the community.

Proposal Writing Wednesday, March 20, 6-8 p.m. – Partici-

pants learn how proposals fit into the overall grantseeking process; what to include in a standard proposal; tips for making each section of your proposal. Free and open to the public. For adult audiences. Registration required. Sandy Springs Branch Library, 395 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, 30328. Call 404-303-6130 or email: comments@ for details. To register online, visit:

Thursday, March, 21, 5-9 p.m. – The Kingswood United Methodist Church’s KidStuff Consignment sale features children’s spring and summer clothing, toys, books, baby equipment, and much more! All proceeds support the church’s missions. Free admission, and open to the public. No children under age 10 on March 21. Additional shopping: Friday, March 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturday, March 23, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., when many items are ½ price. 5015 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. Use the North Peachtree entrance. Call 770-457-1317 or visit: htm for details.

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Consignment Sale Friday, March 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. – Saint

James United Methodist Church holds its spring kids’ consignment sale. Shop for high quality children’s clothing, furniture, toys, books, and accessories, as well as maternity items. Located in the gym in the church’s Activities Building. Sale continues Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., which is ½-price day. Free admission. Proceeds support children’s ministries at St. James. 4400 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., NE, Atlanta, 30342. For more information or to ask questions, e-mail:, call 404-261-3121 or go to: www.

Spring Stampede 5K Saturday, March 23, 7:30 a.m. – Registration is open for the 3rd annual Spring Stampede in Brookhaven! 5K begins at 7:30 a.m.; 1 mile starts at 8:30 a.m.; Tot Trot follows the 1 mile. Awards at 9 a.m. Race starts and finishes at Oglethorpe University, and takes runners through the Silver Lake community. Proceeds benefit Our Lady of the Assumption’s community outreach programs. $25 before March 18; $30 after. Post-race entertainment, health fair vendors and food sales. T-shirts given to all participants. Register at: or Call 404-293-6768 or email: for more details. 4484 Peachtree Rd., NE, Brookhaven, 30319.

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VanderDash 5K Saturday, March 23, 7:30 a.m. – Vanderlyn Elementary’s PTA holds the 5th annual VanderDash 5K. Come out, show your support, and encourage fitness! Participants can choose to run or walk the 5K or 1-mile Fun Run. $20. Races start and finish at the school, 1877 Vanderlyn Dr., Dunwoody, 30338. 7:30 a.m., 5K; 8:30 a.m., 1-mile Fun Run/walk; 9 a.m., awards. No pets. Enjoy the finish line celebration with food, music, mini massages, giveaways and more! To register, visit: Email: vande-rdash@¬yahoo.¬com with questions.


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Summer Camps

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Camps for ages 3-14

Musical Theatre

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Ultimate Frisbee

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For full camp offerings and to register, visit: A Great Summer Camp Experience

Boys/Girls 6 – 14 | One/Two Week Sessions

Located on cool & breezy Lookout Mtn. Just 2 hours north of Atlanta Horseback Riding, Archery, High Ropes, Climbing Tower, Drama, Sports & Much More! • Limited Enrollment • Close Family-Like Atmosphere • 2 Generations of Family Management

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Spend Summer Camp with us! Weekly summer program for 4th-12th grade students with high functioning Autism, Asperger’s, ADD, ADHD and other Learning Differences. • Math and Language Arts Curriculum • Fun Social Skills Activities • Engaging Field Trips

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Experience nature, science and fun at Dunwoody Nature Center summer camps! We offer half-day and full-day camps for 3 year olds to rising 5th graders, activities from creek exploration and animal encounters to arts and crafts, and before- and after-camp classes. *98.2% of surveyed respondents would recommend Dunwoody Nature Center camp to a friend.

STUDENTS with DISABILITIES A SUMMER DAY CAMP FOR YOU! Roswell & South Atlanta locations

Ages 15 years and up • 8 weekly sessions Jun. 10 - Aug. 2; Mon. - Fri. 8:30AM- 3:30PM Drama & Improv, Chorus, Art, Gymnastics, Gardening, Swimming and more - no experience necessary! Fun with a purpose! AFTER DONOR SCHOLARSHIP: $200/week per camper

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We are now open and Enrolling. Visit us at: Eye Level Of Brookhaven 804 Town Boulevard, Suite 2095, Atlanta, GA 30319 404.416.3221 Eye Level Of North Druid Hills 2949 C, North Druid Hills Road, Atlanta, GA 30329 404.510.8523


For Rising 8-12 Graders

June 10-14 from 9:30am - 3pm Temple Sinai, Sandy Springs Staffed by nationally recognized artists. Call: 770-992-2559 SPONSORS:


• Low students to teacher ratio • Individualized attention with emphasis on selfdirected learning • Only program that offers coaching in Critical Thinking Math and Creative Writing • Curriculum aligned with NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) and NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) standards for Math and English

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Summer Camps

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Pace Summer programs specializes in providing multiple opportunities for campers to participate in an enriching summer experience. Camps for ages 3 1/2 years - 12 grade Day Camps Academic Camps

Pre-School Camps Leadership Programs

Sports Camps Camp Invention

For Boys and Girls (ages 6-15) Register online at:

Speciality Camps

Art • Chess • Cooking • Debate • Handwriting • Robotics • Theatre • Safe Sitter • Spanish

For a complete listing of programs, visit or call 404-240-9130 Pace Academy, 966 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30327

Sandy Springs Tennis Center Summer Tennis Camp

SPORTS BROADCASTING CAMP is back for our 6th year in Atlanta

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Boys and Girls 10-18 will have an opportunity to learn from the Pros Meet Sports Celebrities Make Sports Anchor Tapes

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The Camp at St. Martin’s offers fun for children in rising Pre-K through 8th grade. The Camp at St. Martin’s 3110-A Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30319 (404) 237-4260, ext. 380


Owned and managed by St. Martin’s Episcopal School. Camp Director: Morries Walker

Co-Ed Ages 7 to 16 | 1 & 2 week sessions




YMCA Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.





Camp Thunderbird is located in Lake Wylie, SC. - Just 4 hours from Atlanta.



Drop in our Open House on April 14 or visit during our Camp Tour Days on March 24 and May 5. Find our more at Camp Thunderbird blends a nationally recognized water program with a variety of land activities. Located on beautiful Lake Wylie, SC, campers enjoy kayaking, wakeboarding and water skiing as well as horseback riding, ropes courses, crafts and more!


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Summer Camps A traditional summer camp for girls in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.

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Our lodge-style housing makes campers feel right at home!

Art Summer Camp for ages 3 - 7 June 3 - August 23 Montessori Education. Geography, Nature and Science Art Themes. Waterplay. Cooking. Gardening.

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Summer Camps

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All Star Day Camp June 3-7 Up in the Air June 10-14 Fun with Food! June 17-21 Mad Science June 24-28 Sportsapalooza

July 8-12 Super Sleuths July 15-19 Everywhere Fun Fair July 22-26 Water World July 29-Aug. 2 Up in the Air

Join us to explore new adventures all summer long! Drop off 8-9am - Pick up 4-5:30 pm •

Basketball is a dynamic sport and over time in order to compete amongst the top players, a training component must be part of your in-season and off-season routine. Learn how to break down defenders, score, build confidence & stand out on the court. From footwork to finishing, I will assist you in bringing your game to the next level.

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For kids ages 6-14

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cOMMUNITY Dunwoody PD chief carries Special Olympics torch

Charles Crosby, president of “It was very interesting,” said Core Project Management, will Grogan, at center back in the phoPE O P L E represent Holy Innocents’ Episto at left behind a group of Korean Send news and announcements copal Church. Kevin Horgan will children. “It was very nice country. about people in our communities to serve as a business representative People were very friendly.” from UPS, where he works as a He and other law enforcereal estate contract administrator. ment officers carried the torch Lawyer Sally Wyeth, former presfrom city to city in anticipation ident of the Sandy Springs Rotary Club, will be an atof the games.”We’d run into a town and have a cerlarge board member. emony there. Local politicians would speak, we’d exchange gifts, and usually there was a Korean dance with drums,” he said. When they arrived at the stadium in PyeongChang, where the competitions were to be held, Grogan and Teens working to earn their Eagle awards in Boy his teammates waited in a tunnel for their cue to go Scouts have been busy lately. inside. Suddenly, the door opened and skier Marnie Zac Fischel organized a group to repair deterioratHornsby came out. ing stairs from Mount Vernon Highway to the Hitson “It was very hot inside the building,” he said, “and Activity Center at Sandy Springs United Methodist I saw this athlete come out, her face really red. I recogChurch. Zac, a member of Troop 463, led a group that nized the athlete. She was one of our Georgians.” covered the rotting railroad-tie stairs with new decking. In Dunwoody, Troop 764 scouts Christopher Guerrant and Clarke McAlarney – who met as Cub Scouts Three new members are joining the board of direc-- constructed Eagle projects at St. Luke’s Presbyterian tors of the Community Assistance Center, an organizaChurch and the DeKalb School for the Arts. tion that provides food, shelter and clothing to needy Chris put together an outdoor classroom at St. families in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody. CAC anLuke’s. Clarke built a “piano garage,” a wooden strucnounced the appointments Feb. 6. ture to house and protect a baby grand piano.

Flying like Eagles

Billy Grogan didn’t see one of his home-state competitors until almost the end of his Special Olympics trip. His job was to help carry the torch. Earlier this year, Grogan, who usually works as Dunwoody’s police chief, spent about 10 days as part of a team carrying the torch across parts of South Korea for the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games.

CAC board members named

Restaurant Guide

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Now Open in Vinings! 4300 Paces Ferry Rd Vinings GA 30339 770-384-0012 Open 7 days a week 7 AM – 2 PM Come by to see our beautiful renovated facility. Great for hosting business or private functions or just stop by and try one of the delicious menu items. Receive 20% off the month of January.

Chin Chin Chinese Restaurant

3887 Peachtree Rd, Buckhead/Brookhaven & other locations 404-816-2229 | Mon-Thurs 11:30-10:30, Fri/Sat 11:30-11, Sun 12-10:30 Fine Asian Cuisine - Its atmosphere, service and quality of food are above reproach. You can sit in the dining area and watch the preparation of food through a large plate glass. The menu is extensive, offering items in every category including chicken, seafood, pork, beef and duck. There are also vegetarian dishes for those who prefer.

Firehouse Subs.

MoSaiC Restaurant

3097 Maple Drive, Buckhead 404-846-5722 | Mon–Thur 11:30–10, Fri/Sat 11:30–11, Sun Brunch, 10:30–3, Dinner 3–9 MoSaiC is a popular neighborhood, Buckhead eatery, located between Peachtree & Paces Ferry. Visit this hidden gem for a charming escape from city living. Our eclectic wine list and seasonal menu is sure to please the palate.

Featured Restaurant

Qdoba Mexican Grill

5610 Glenridge Dr. Atlanta, Ga. 30342 Open 7 days per week from 7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. 404-303-8800. Enjoy authentic Mexican food.

25 Dinner for Tantra Restaurant

2285 Peachtree Rd. N.E., Atlanta, GA, 30309 404-228-7963 | Tantra restaurant in South Buckhead features a contemporary American menu highlighted with the exotic flavors of Persian & Indian cuisine. The menu is crafted by Executive Chef Terry Dwyer and his staff. Popular items include: mussels in roasted pepper broth with chipotle and star anise, large plump scallops caramelized in a basil rub with a dried lime beurre blanc to compliment, grilled Australian lamb served with crisp eggplant frites and horseradish-ghost chile aioli.


Flavor Restaurant & Bar


Teela Taqueria Includes: City Walk at Sandy Springs 227 Sandy Springs Place NE 2 of our feasts & 2 glasses of 404-459-0477 | Sun – Thurs: 11am – 10 pm

236 Johnson Ferry Rd. NE, Sandy Springs GA 30328 404-255-7402 | Mon: 10.30am to 3.00pm Lunch only Tue: to Fri 10.30am to 10.00pm Lunch and Dinner Sat and sun 8.00am to 10.00pm Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Flavor with a twist. Taking traditional dishes and giving them a new twist. Babaganoush * Tabuli * Hummus * Lambchop Kabob * Jumbo Shrimp

The Improv

705 Town Boulevard, Suite Q380, Atlanta, GA, 30319 404-816-5739 | Hours: Sun-Wed 11-midnight, Thurs-Sat 11 am -2 am This authentic Irish pub is a celebration of the seven Celtic nations. Whether it’s Guinness poured at the perfect temperature or the life-sized William Wallace Braveheart statue, Olde Blind Dog is the best Irish pub on this side of the pond. We have won numerous awards for excellence in food and drink. Our friendly, experienced waitstaff will cater to your every need.

2042 Johnson Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta 30319 770-452-9896 | Mon - Fri 11 - 10:30, Sat 12 – 10:30, Sun 12 – 10 Mouth-watering agave margaritas, carne asade, taco salads, fajitas, poblanos, quesadillas, taco salads, Mexican soup, guacamole…. It’s all at your fingertips regardless of what part of Atlanta you live in.

5610 Glenridge Dr. Atlanta, Ga. 30342 678-705-8878 Meaty, cheesy, steaming hot & cold subs and sandwiches for lunch and dinner. Founded by firemen. Catering available.

The World-Famous Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre is now open in Buckhead! Call or go online to get your tickets now and receive 20% off with promo code “reporter” 678-244-3612 56 E. Andrews Dr. NW Atlanta, Ga. 30305

Old Blind Dog Irish Pub

Los Bravos Mexican Restaurant

Fri – Sat: 11 am – 11:30 pm Full service boutique Mexican restaurant.

5610 Dr NE, Ga. Suite 109 5610 Glenridge Glenridge Dr. Atlanta, 30342

678-365-4403 Serving lunch and dinnerfresh, healthy, and deliciously different. 11:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Ask about our healthy catering menu. 678-365-4403

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City Walk at Sandy Springs 227 Sandy Springs Place NE 404-497-9997 | Sun – Fri: 5 pm – 10 pm Sat: 11:30 am – 11 pm Features an eclectic menu of seaside dishes.

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15th Annual Montag Family Community Lecture Series

How the Brain Learns to Read: Implications for Reading Development, Instruction, and Dyslexia Dr. Maryanne Wolf Internationally recognized literacy and dyslexia expert Thursday, March 14 7:00 - 9:00 pm Atlanta Speech School 3160 Northside Parkway, NW Atlanta, GA 30327 There is no charge to attend but space is limited. Reserve online at by March 11. For more information, contact Kim Allocca at



th Anniversary

This event is made possible by the support of the Montag family, our faithful friends and supporters of the Atlanta Speech School.

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Standout Students

Student Profile:

 Lilly Chin  The Westminster Schools, Senior Perhaps Lilly Chin was destined to love science from the time she was a toddler in her parents’ lab at Emory University. “One day I went up to my dad and asked, ‘Hey, what are you doing at that microscope?’” Lilly said. “He scraped some of my cheek cells and put them on a slide under the microscope and I remember he was pointing out, ‘Oh here’s the nucleus, here’s the mitochondria’ … That really stands out in my mind as the moment I knew I really wanted to do science in the future.” Since preschool, Lilly has developed a passion for math and science – first programming, then robotics, then starting on her first mathematics research project during her freshman year at Westminster. Over the past two years, Lilly has immersed herself in research projects in biology and bioengineering. After her biological research at Emory, in which she studied cancer cells, Lilly created a computer model to determine what would heal wounds fastest. “One thing I noticed in my internship experience is that there’s actually a pretty big gap between biology and engineering,” Lilly said. “I’d like to work toward connecting the two disciplines.” Chris Harrow, who taught Lilly Honors Calculus when she was a freshman, describes her as one of his most talented and enthusiastic students in the course. Class problems “simply dissolved in the face of the brute force of Lilly’s fast, experienced, creative, determined mind,” Harrow wrote in a letter recommending Lilly. “Lilly Chin is without equal as the most eager, independent learner I’ve

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What’s Next: Lilly has already been accepted to MIT, Caltech, Georgia Tech and Emory, but is waiting to hear back from other schools before a final decision. –Elizabeth Wilkes

Local doctors are studying a new type of biological study product for people with Crohn’s Disease that doesn’t involve steroids. Qualify and you may receive at no cost: • Investigational study product for Crohn’s Disease • Study-related care from a local study doctor • Up to $1,175.00 compensation for time and travel To qualify you must: • Have been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease for at least three months • Be 18–65 years old

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known in my 23-year career,” he wrote. Lilly returned his admiration as Westminster’s STAR student for 2013, an honor usually awarded to the senior with the highest SAT score in the class. She named Harrow STAR teacher. Lilly’s work has won her acclaim beyond Westminster. This year, she was among 40 finalists in the national Intel Science Talent Search. She won a $7,500 prize and will compete for prizes of up to $100,000. She was scheduled to be in Washington, D.C., March 7 through 13 for the final round of competition. Although competition is enjoyable for Lilly, her passion surpasses any desire for victory. “It’s fun just to see where you stand,” Lilly said. “It’s never really cutthroat – I have a lot of friends I’ve met through competition.” While she devotes most of her time to research, she also commits to a host of other extracurricular activities, such as tutoring through Mu Alpha Theta, a math honors society; serving as lead coder and captain for the robotics team; and attending various math competitions.

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education Student Profile:  Emily DeMaio  Senior, The Marist School Emily DeMaio leads many parts of the Marist School community. She captains the varsity girls’ basketball team and has been the defensive captain since her sophomore year. Emily received the Lady War Eagle Award this year, which is given to one member of each team each year. “I really like the team aspect,” Emily said. “We all have to come together and support each other in order to win.” On the track, the 18-year-old holds the girls’ shot put record of 33 feet and 6 inches. Emily also participates in the discus event. Her goal is to make it to the state competitions this year. Emily also serves as co-president of The Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Marist. “Since I’m such a sports-oriented person, mixing in the faith aspect is really cool,” Emily said. Emily helps to organize the bimonthly breakfast meetings, as well as to select the speakers. In the program, she enjoys meeting new people and learning about their individual experiences. During Emily’s junior year, she tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her knee, so she had to have surgery. Her goal was to return to the court by her senior year. She did. “Therapy was very challenging,” she said. “It really taught me to work hard and never take anything for granted. I always tell my team to play like it’s their last game.” Derrick Engram has been Emily’s AAU basketball coach for five years. He describes her as a positive leader with determination, dedication to her game and style of play, and a team player.

Emily has found another way to inspire her peers. When she was younger, her grandfather would say a quote he had heard, and Emily would always write it down. Now, Emily shares a motivating quote with her teammates before every game. She also posts them on their lockers on game days. In school, Emily is a grade-level coordinator of the Peer Leader Program. She coordinates small gatherings between new students and their buddies. Emily helps younger peer leaders by giving them advice based on her past experiences in the program. Emily also is secretary for the Habitat for Humanity chapter at Marist. The group raises money through a variety of fundraisers in order to aid the building of homes through the Habitat program. “Her leadership skills are way beyond her age,” Engram said. “She can walk into a room or walk onto a team and automatically take the lead … effortlessly.”

What’s Next: Emily is looking into a variety of colleges, and is currently undecided. She plans to major in either nursing or biochemistry. Emily has many nurses in her family, and after tearing her ACL, she aspires to be one also. –Stacy Bubes

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Craft show features local interior designers BY MELISSA WEINMAN

Interior designers from Buckhead and Brookhaven have been selected by the American Craft Council to create rooms inspired by its fine craft pieces. The American Craft Council Show, coming to the Cobb Galleria Centre March 15-17, will feature jewelry, clothing, furniture, home décor and other crafts from 240 of the country’s top craft makers. This year, the council has selected 10 Atlanta interior designers to compose rooms using craft pieces from the show’s artists. The display, called “Make Room: Modern Design meets Craft,” features room designs that reflect the character of each piece. The designers start with a blank 10x10 white space and a craft piece. Each room will showcase the craft and reflect the designer’s personal style and vision. Four of the 10 selected designers are from Buckhead and one lives in Brookhaven. Janice Palmer, of Buckhead, said she will be designing around two pieces -one made from Moreno glass and the other a piece of pottery. “I wanted to do a sexy, sophisticat-

What: American Craft Council Show When: March 15 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; March 16 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and March 17 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: Cobb Galleria Centre Cost: $13 for one day, $20 for a 3-day pass, or a special Friday evening admission of $5 after 5 p.m.

ed living room and I wanted to use another element to wood. A lot of people are using wood, so I found myself using glass. I love Moreno glass,” Palmer said. Palmer describes her style as “classic contemporary with a twist.” “I like timeless stuff, but I’m more on the contemporary side,” Palmer said. Buckhead designer William Peace said he is creating a “thought-provoking” sitting room or studio area with textured walls that evoke a European ruin. “We’re kind of creating an industrial background,” Peace said. “It will be a relatively neutral palette which will en-

Local interior designers Janice Palmer, left, and William Peace

hance the artwork we’ll be using.” The art Peace selected is made from structural wire and pottery. There are wall-mounted and table-top pieces. “It will have a loungy, mid-century furnishing quality about it,” Peace said. Peace, a long-time fan of the American Craft Council Show, said the display will give people an opportunity to see how crafts could be used in their own homes. “You see so many of these crafts to-


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New North DeKalb CID proposed on Buckhead’s border BY MELISSA WEINMAN

Officials in Brookhaven, Chamblee and DeKalb County are interested in a proposal to create a new community improvement district stretching from the border of Buckhead to Gwinnett County, a developer says. Developer Emory Morsberger presented the idea for the new CID to Brookhaven City Council during a recent meeting. He said the district could improve intersections and attract new businesses to the area. The CID would include a swath of DeKalb County from the Fulton County line to the Gwinnett County border. It would be called the “University Triangle CID” because it would include Emory University, Mercer University and Oglethorpe University. The district would also include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A CID is a self-taxing business district that can be created when 50 percent of the property owners representing 75 percent of the property value in an area approve it, Morsberger said. CIDs are public-private partnerships that allow businesses to work with governments to improve their area. Business property owners pay an additional tax, typically 5 mills, to upgrade landscaping, complete transportation projects and improve economic development. Mercer and the city of Chamblee hired Morsberger, who started the Stone Mountain CID and the Gwinnett Village CID, to study the feasibility of creating a new district. “I discovered there was a huge amount of potential in the area,” Morsberger said. “There’s an incredible amount of assets there – interstates, MARTA, educated work force, close-in location, an airport, plus the CDC and several universities. They’re just not coordinated. A CID does that.” The northern tip of Brookhaven is part of the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts, which also include

portions of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody. The PCIDs recently started construction on a nearly $5 million project to upgrade Lake Hearn Drive, Perimeter Summit Parkway and Parkside Place in Brookhaven between Ashford Dunwoody Road and the Perimeter Center Parkway Bridge across I-285. Morsberger said a University Triangle CID would have a lot in common with Gwinnett Village. He said that district helped cut crime and complete dozens of road projects. “It has been tremendously successful, getting rid of the blight that existed in that area of Gwinnett and boosting the perception of that area,” Morsberger said. “This CID in the I-85 corridor would do the exact same thing in DeKalb County.” Morsberger said the new CID needs approval from the city of Doraville. With the support of Doraville, the district could get started this summer. Brookhaven City Councilwoman Rebecca Chase Williams said the city understands that the work of the PCIDs only affects a portion of the city. “We’re used to partnering with them, but we also know their boundaries stop at our gateway,” Williams said. Morsberger said the new CID would not compete with the PCIDs. Yvonne Williams, the PCIDs president and CEO, said the organization is working regionally to accomplish transportation initiatives. “We are working with Brookhaven and Sandy Springs and Dunwoody on a coalition of Doraville, Chamblee, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Fulton and DeKalb on the top-end I-285 project of regional significance,” she said. “Particularly the I-285/Ga. 400 interchange, which is a major regional priority at this time. That is the PCID focus with Brookhaven and our regional partners.”

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 2700 block of Defoors Ferry Road, NW – A pedestrian robbery was reported on Feb. 16. Two unidentified suspects, in their early twenties, wearing ski masks, one with a handgun, pointed it at the victim’s face, demanding all of his possessions. The man was struck in the face, and his wallet and iPhone were taken. The suspects left the scene in an older model SUV.  1500 block of Monroe Drive, NE – A pedestrian robbery was reported on Feb. 16. A woman said she was robbed in a parking lot. She said she was walking across the lot to the Wells Fargo when two men pointed a semi-automatic gun and took $1,273 in a bag. No witnesses.  3300 block of Peachtree Road, NE – A pedestrian robbery

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 2500 block of Bolton Drive, NW – A commercial robbery was reported on Feb. 15. A man entered the store, walked to the rear, then returned to the cash register and purchased some gum. When the cashier opened the register, he pulled a silver handgun and said “Give me the money.” He left with about $400 dollars in cash.


 2000 block of Silas Way, NW – A pedestrian robbery was

reported on Feb. 23. A woman was approached by three men while she was sitting in her car parked in her driveway. She was talking on her cellphone. Two suspects had guns, and one pointed a gun to the left side of her head and demanded money. She told the suspect that she didn’t have any money, and the man snatched her cellphone from her and got her out of the car. She ran away to her friend’s house, and the three men were last seen running away. She returned to her car and discovered that her purse was missing. Credit cards and $40 in cash were inside the purse.  2000 block of Bolton Drive, NW – A pedestrian robbery was reported on Feb. 23. Two victims were robbed at gun point by two men, each with dark-colored handguns. The woman victim was approached while she was unloading her vehicle and was held at gun point. She gave the suspect her purse and began yelling for help. Her boyfriend ran to her to help, and the second suspect pointed a gun at him and fired one shot in the air, commanding the victims lie on the ground. The suspects then entered a white SUV and fled the scene.

B U R G L A RY  2100 block of Parkview Run, NW – A residential burglary was reported on Feb. 14. A man was at his place of residence and his alarm was going off. An officer was dispatched and noticed the back door was kicked in. There was a burglar bar that was BH

puBLic SaFety damaged. A flat screen TV was lying on the floor as if the suspects were trying to detach the cables from the back. The door from the den to the rest of the house was locked, so the suspects did not get into the rest of the house. The man said nothing appeared to be taken.  700 block of Amsterdam Avenue, NE – A residential burglary was reported on Feb. 16. Unidentified suspect(s) threw a rock, breaking the rear window of the residence to make entry. The suspects took an approximate total amount of $9,500, consisting of electronics, jewelry and cash. They also caused approximately $300 of property damage.

ing. The laptop was in the school’s theater inside his bag, along with his coat and hat, while they were moving through the school to different locations. He returned 40 minutes later and retrieved his belongings. He discovered later that evening that the computer was missing. The location has video cameras and a suspect is seen in the area of the theft.  3500 block of Peachtree Road, NE – A larceny from a specialty store was reported on Feb. 11. A man concealed two jackets under his sweatshirt and then left the store. Total of items: $3,990.  2100 block of Bohler Road, NW – A larceny at a resi-

 2100 block of Hollywood Road, NW – A commercial burglary was reported on Feb. 16. The owner said the glass door was broken, and two ice makers and one silver pizza maker was stolen.  2300 block of Defoors Ferry Road, NW – A residential burglary was reported on

dence was reported on Feb. 13. Several silverware items including flatware, a pair of English irons, and a tea urn were missing from the victim’s house. There were no signs of forced entry.  1st block of W. Paces Ferry Road, NW – A larceny was reported on Feb. 14. A

Feb. 19. An unknown suspect stole a man’s construction tools from his home; no report was filed. The man was called by Cobb County police to inform him that his property was pawned at the Cash America Pawn, and he would need a police report in order to recover them.

man came into the store and asked to use the restroom. He was told that they didn’t have a public restroom. The store manager went to help another customer, and the suspect left. When the victim went to look for her purse, it was not where she had last seen it.


 2500 block of Piedmont Road, NW – A larceny from a discount store was reported on Feb. 14. A woman was seen removing a $2,300 camera from the security cable and attempting to leave. She was able to run into the parking lot to an awaiting vehicle. At

 2800 block of Northside Drive, NW – A larceny at a school was reported on Feb. 7. The victim’s school -issued laptop was taken while he was attending a principal’s meet-

that time she threw the camera into the getaway vehicle; however, she was caught, and the getaway vehicle left the scene.  700 block of Cosmopolitan Drive, NE – A larceny from a residence was reported on Feb. 14. A woman said she had a 2-karat diamond ring worth $5.000 and a diamond necklace worth $5,000 in a jewelry box inside her home. She said the only person who has been in her home is her cleaning lady who is pregnant, who brought along her mother and a friend.

Feb. 19. Store employees said a man came in and attempted to leave with a watch he did not purchase. When the employee attempted to stop him from leaving, a brief struggle ensued. The man fled with the watch in hand, but left behind a backpack. Inside the bag was identifying information. A check of the license database revealed the identity of the suspect. A warrant was filed after the victim confirmed that it was the subject who committed the shoplifting.  3300 block of Peachtree Road, NE – A larceny was reported on Feb. 20.The reporting party said he may have video of a suspect taking $3,000 from a victim’s purse. The victim did not report the crime to police.

 3000 block of Peachtree Road, NE – A larceny from a restaurant was reported on Feb. 15. A man failed to pay the $86 bill after his credit card was deRead more of the clined. He refused to  2500 block Police Blotter online at make arrangements of Piedmont Road, to pay his bill and reNE – A larceny from fused to leave. He a discount store was became belligerent reported on Feb. 21. and resisted removal by police. The man was The accused crossed all points of sale with a charged accordingly and transported to Fulton 47-inch flat screen television on a dolly. VidCounty Jail. eo surveillance captured the entire event. The television was valued at $540.  3300 block of Piedmont Road, NE – A larceny from a supermarket was reported on  3300 block of Peachtree Road, NE – A larFeb. 18. An unknown suspect stole the vicceny from a specialty store was reported on tim’s purse from the back of her chair, after Feb. 23. An unidentified couple entered the she left it when she went to the restroom. store and cut the security cable to a yellow Prada Milan purse valued at $8,300, and left  2500 block of Bolton Road, NE – A larcewithout paying. ny from a pharmacy was reported on Feb. 19. The reporting party said the suspect jumped L A R C E N Y F R O M A U TO over the counter and stole six cartons of cigarettes totaling $267.  1500 block of Piedmont Road, NE – A lar 3500 block of Peachtree Road, NE – A larceny from a specialty store was reported on

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Running for a cause Left, people of all ages came out for the 2nd annual Andee’s Army 5K Fun Run/Walk at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School on Feb. 23. The race, named after Andee Poulos, raises funds to support children and families receiving treatment for non-traumatic brain injuries. Below, left, Coty Tolar, left, Andee Poulos, center, and her father John Poulos take part in the race. Below, right, participants warm up with Bill Boynes, right, an instructor with a boot camp group.

Police Blotter CONTINUED FROM PAGE 29 hicle, and when she returned she discovered a Vera Wang leather coat and a Batman doll were missing. No signs of forced entry.  500 block of Wimbledon Road, NE – A larceny from an auto was reported on Feb. 13. A man was seen pulling on car door handles and looking into vehicles in a parking deck. He was later found at a BP gas station. He smelled of marijuana. He was detained, and found to have property on him that belonged to a local resident. He was arrested for possession of marijuana and entering an auto.  3200 block of Peachtree Road, NE – A larceny from an auto was reported on Feb. 18. A woman said she parked her vehicle in the parking lot and, when she returned, she noticed the convertible top was cut and items stolen.

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Sunday, March 24 at Neiman Marcus

With flowers


Limited Space Available RSVP*

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$50 Breman Members, $75 non-members. Limited space available, RSVP* © 2013 The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, Atlanta, Georgia 30309 1440 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30309 678-222-3700



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03-08-2013 Buckhead Reporter