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There will be music on some summer evenings in Dunwoody this year. The question now is, just how many? Dunwoody city officials and officers of the Dunwoody Homeowners Association both recently debated whether to put together a series of free concerts in Brook Run Park. But neither group formally committed to going on with the shows. “There’s a lot of interest in it,” DHA president Stacey Harris said. “We just have to get it right.” Meanwhile, the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce plans a series of four summer evening events that will feature musical performances. And the Dunwoody Nature Center will host six outdoor concerts on Saturday nights this spring, summer and fall, executive director Alan Mothner told members of the DHA board. The chamber events, called “Dunwoody at Dusk,” are intended to lure peo-

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Austin Elementary School Principal Ann Culbreath, right, walks with students Erin Howe, left, Elise Kelly, right, Noelle Chatigny, second row, left, and Kindergarten teacher Jennifer Loner, at center, while they participate in “Walk to School Day” on March 6.

Hundreds of Dunwoody parents filled a church auditorium one recent Sunday afternoon to discuss how best to deal with the issues facing the county’s schools. “The way it is now doesn’t work,” parent Lindsay Ballow said after the gathering at Kingswood United Methodist Church in Dunwoody. “We have to do something.” DeKalb school officials confront a number of problems, including the loss of the system’s accreditation. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the accrediting agency generally called SACS, criticized the board for the way it runs the system and put the system on probation. Parents fear that if SACS eventually revokes the system’s accreditation, the action could have an effect on CoNtiNueD oN Page 26


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Dunwoody officials are asking leaders of three other north DeKalb County cities to consider joining together to start a fire department. Dunwoody City Councilman Terry Nall and City Manager Warren Hutmacher said Dunwoody officials discussed the possibility during the council’s retreat Feb. 20. Dunwoody council members liked the idea and decided to confer with leaders of the other cities to see what they think, the two said. Dunwoody officials believe the four cities – Brookhaven, Chamblee, Doraville and Dunwoody – could create an authority to provide fire services. They said such an authority could provide better fire protection to residents of the cities than they now receive from DeKalb County without collecting more in fire service taxes. “We believe we can do this in the four-city area with the same fire-district [tax] millage DeKalb County has today,” Nall said. Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis said he had been contacted by Nall and was interested in the prospect, but did not think Brookhaven – which opened for business only about two months ago and still is trying to organize its basic city services – would be able to join soon. “In the grand scheme of things right now, it’s not something Brookhaven is going to take on,” Davis said. “We are busy building the foundation of the city.” But, he said, Brookhaven could be interested in joining such a venture in the future. “It’s an exciting prospect,” Davis said. In 2010, Dunwoody officials investigated starting a city fire department but found that it would be too costly. Nall and Hutmacher said a multicity department could make financial sense. A preliminary study estimated the department could start up and operate for about $13.7 million a year, while the fire tax millage now collected by DeKalb County in the area could pro-

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vide $14.16 million a year for use by the new department, they said. The fire authority would be able to add new fire stations and relocate existing fire stations so they provide better services to city residents, Nall said. Preliminary studies show large areas of Dunwoody, Brookhaven and Doraville are outside a 1.5-mile drive from the five existing stations in the communities, he said. Dunwoody officials propose the authority be overseen by a board composed of the mayors of the four cities and three of the city managers, Nall said. The fourth city manager would act as an administrator for the board, he said. “We always talk about the ‘Three P’s’ – ‘parks, paving and police,’” he said. “It’s time to change that to ‘parks, paving and public safety,’ to include fire services,” he said.

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ple to check out city shopping districts, chamber executive director Debbie Fuse said. Events, which will feature shopping and musical performances, are planned for the third Friday of each month, starting in May. A concert will be held at a different place each month, she said. The idea is to get patrons to try different shopping areas, she said. “People tend to go to one area and that’s where they do everything,” she said. On Feb. 25, Dunwoody City Council members voted 5-2 to table a proposal to allocate up to $10,000 for the concerts. City officials said the proposal, presented by the DHA, was to schedule concerts from mid-June to mid-September in a portion of Brook Run where the city now occasionally offers summer movies through its “Pic in the Park” series. Several council members questioned the idea, worried that the concerts might compete with already-planned concerts at the Nature Center, or thought other groups might want the chance to get involved in similar programs. “I think it’s too early in our young city to venture into parks programming,” Councilman Terry Nall said. “The model has been to allow nonprofits to provide [parks programs]. To me, it’s a ‘needs’ versus ‘wants’ situation. The concert series is a nice ‘want,’ but it’s not a ‘need.’” Some residents raised questions, too. Cheryl Summers, who lives on Tilly Mill Road outside Brook Run Park, told council members that during the Dunwoody Music Festival last year, she could hear the music in her house with the doors and windows shut. “All and all, I’m not opposed to the concerts in Brook Run Park, I’m opposed to the noise,” she said. “We need to have a noise ordinance before we have these concerts coming to town. … My neighbors are all going to be harassed by the loud noise coming from these concerts.” Some council members said the

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concerts would be good for Dunwoody. Councilman Denis Shortal, who along with Councilman Doug Thompson voted against tabling the measure, argued the events would help build a stronger sense of community. “Once in a while, you’ve got to go out and have some fun,” Shortal said. “It’s something we need for community spirit.” After the council vote, consideration of the concerts returned to the DHA. DHA secretary Bill Grossman told board members during the group’s March 3 meeting that the original idea was based on a successful concert series in Smyrna. The proposal, he said, was to invite food trucks to set up in Brook Run on Thursday evenings and then set up a stage where local musicians could play for the assembled crowd. “Our thought was if we get something like this started and it grows to be successful, we can always ramp up the entertainment,” he said. But some DHA board members questioned whether the group should get involved. “Why is the DHA getting involved in concert promotions? Why is the DHA getting involved with food trucks?” Bob Lundsten asked the group. “I just don’t know what our role is.” The DHA decided to keep talking about the idea. “Nobody thought it was a bad idea, but nobody really wants to pay for it,” Grossman said a few days later. “I’m not sure how this is going to play out. We’ll continue talking about it and see if we can work it out.”

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Editor’s note: DeKalb County schools face the loss of accreditation for the county’s high schools after the accrediting agency found governance problems involving the school board. The governor has said he intends to remove six board members. The board responded by going to court to contest the law allowing the removal.


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“No. I think what we have is a potential crisis that can be averted. We have excellent educators and very poor leadership. if they’ll clean house…i think an excellent school system can be saved. Otherwise, we’re in trouble. the education my children are getting is excellent. it’s a level up we’ve got to deal with.”

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“No. I feel they should work with the parents a little more, and the community. You have such strong schools, like Montgomery [Elementary School] and the Dunwoody schools. I don’t think they do enough to recognize this area of town. [The DeKalb system is] just too big. they have to control the whole county. i’m from Connecticut. We had small towns [and small school districts] and I think it worked better. they obviously can’t do it here. It’s not working.”

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“No. They need to get their finances in order, and they need to focus on the classroom institutions now to better educate our children.”

“Quite frankly, no. It seems like people in DeKalb are still focused on their own well-being and not on the well-being of the children. they should spend less time arguing in court and more time fixing their accreditation issues.”

“I think they’re focusing way too much on issues they don’t need to be focusing on. they need to be focusing on the children. I feel like it puts everyone in a state of confusion, and I know that comes out in the classroom.”

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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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of what was happening on the home front as well as the battlefield,” said Cary Ann Moody, manager of public programs for the center, said of the event. Take that bread riot. “Bread riots were taking place all over the Southeast,” Moody said. “These were led by women. Throughout the Southeast, women were looting stores because they were unable to buy the items they needed to survive.” So, during the program, participants will have a chance to join in a march to a local store to demand pre-war prices on necessary goods, such as shoes, Moody said. Actors will lead the debate.

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Participants will also have the chance to take part in a program to learn about inflation first hand, she said. Participants will be given envelopes filled with cash that will buy less and less – and could turn out to be worthless counterfeit -- as the program continues, she said. The program, being offered for the first time this year, is intended to become an annual presentation at the center. The initial program includes a wide variety of activities. Re-enactors from the Atlanta-based Amory Guard are to set up an encampment during the event and will represent both Confederate and Union soldiers, Moody said. During the day, author Brad Quinlin will talk about genealogy, author Steve Davis will discuss the bombardment of Atlanta, and military historian Gordon Jones will lead tours of the center’s Civil War exhibition. Part of the idea behind “Citizens and Soldiers” is “to present history in a new way,” history center spokeswoman Leigh Massey said. Presentations are designed

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celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish stories, music, dance and drumming in three story time sessions. Free and open to the community. Toddlers age 1, welcome at 10:15 a.m.; toddlers age 2, at 11 a.m.; preschoolers ages 3-5, at 11:45 a.m. Buckhead Branch Library, 269 Buckhead Ave., NE, Atlanta, 30305. Email: or call 404-814-3500 to learn more.


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Saturday, March 16, 2:30 p.m. – Ms. Leah hosts a fun, seasonal story time and related activities for the whole family to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Free and open to all. Appropriate for ages 3-7. Sign-up required and started March 1st. Space is limited. Come by, call 404-303-6130 or email: to register or to ask questions. Sandy Springs Branch Library, 395 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, 30328.

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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.

Talent Competition Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. –

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.

Ballet Performance Saturday, March 23, 2:30 p.m. – The Atlan-

ta Ballet Centre Ensemble of tweens and teens presents classical and contemporary dances for the public’s enjoyment. Performances geared for ages 4 and up. Free and open to the community. Sandy Springs Branch Library, 395 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, 30328. For additional details, call 404303-6130.

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Stahnke, a registered dietician and nutrition expert with the Greater Atlanta Dietetic Association presents, “The Obesity Epidemic: What Caused It? How Do We Fix It?” Free and open to the public. Suggested audiences: adult, college, high school and middle school. Sandy Springs Branch Library, 395 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, 30328. Email: or call 404-3036130 for additional information.

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your creative writings! Readings followed by audience feedback and discussion, led by writing coach Wayne Smith. Writers of all skill levels encouraged to attend. Limit works to 500 words or five minutes of reading time. Readings must be appropriate for family audiences. Free. Open to first 20 participants. No registration required. Brookhaven Branch Library, 1242 N. Druid Hills Rd., NE, Brookhaven, 30319. Call 404-848-7140 to find out more.

Telescope Time Friday, March 15, 7 p.m. – The Atlan-

ta Astronomy Club presents an educational program on astronomy and astrophysics. Program beings with a topic for newcomers and beginners, followed by a guest speaker. Bring your telescope and learn how to use it! Free and appropriate for all ages. Beginner program, 7 p.m.; guest speaker at 8 p.m. Sandy Springs United Methodist Church, Hitson Memorial Activities Center, 85 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, 30328. For more information, visit: www. or call 770-730-5600.

“Hispanorama” Saturday, March 16, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. –

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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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



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 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

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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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Parents’ new group to address DeKalb school system problems Continued from page 1

DeKalb high school graduates applying to out-of-state colleges. Gov. Nathan Deal has said he would remove six of DeKalb’s nine school board members because of the accreditation problems. The board took the state to court to challenge the law allowing the removal, but on March 4 a federal judge cleared the way for Deal to officially remove the six and replace them while the lawsuit moves forward through the courts, according to reports. A new organization called Dunwoody Parents Concerned About Quality Education staged the March 3 meeting at Kingswood. Parents who started the group said they plan for it to be a nonprofit that will gather and share information about how to improve the schools. They have established a website at and a Facebook page. “Why do we exist? To take care of our children,” Allegra Johnson, president of the group, said after the meeting. More than 275 people attended the Kingswood meeting, including members of Dunwoody City Council, state lawmakers, and DeKalb school board member Nancy Jester, who represents Dunwoody, and who received a standing ovation from the crowd. Later in the week, on March 5, Jester announced

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Left, Hayward Westcott hands over the microphone to parent Adrienne Bashuk during the “education forum” at Kingswood United Methodist Church in Dunwoody on March 3. Right, State Rep. Tom Taylor, R-Dunwoody, addresses the more than 275 people in attendance.

she was resigning from the board rather than be part of the lawsuit contesting her removal by the governor.

Dunwoody City Councilman Terry Nall told the group that the school district’s troubles filtered into other areas.

“This goes well beyond just the education of kids,” Nall said. “It goes into economic development, not just in Dun-

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Like John Snellings at Lenbrook. Lenbrook resident John Snellings is one jazzy guy: he proficiently plays the tenor saxophone with a popular local trio. What’s more, he regularly takes lessons! “I want to keep improving,” says John.

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State Rep. Tom Taylor speaks to the crowd. The forum was sponsored by the Dunwoody Parents Concerned about Quality Education, a nonprofit recently formed to gather and share information about improving schools.


constitutional amendment is difficult by design.” He said he had limited the start of new school systems to recently created cities in hopes of improving the proposal’s chances. “If you hold this statewide, it’s dead on arrival,” he said. “If you limit it, there’s an opportunity.” Taylor said his proposal would require at least two years in the Legislature, so the earliest it could be voted on by the public would be in November of 2014. “This will not be in place by the next school year,” he said. “That’s not going to happen.” Later that evening, the Dunwoody Homeowners Association board voted unanimously to endorse Taylor’s bill and to ask Dunwoody City Council to pay for the feasibility study it requires. The DHA also gave $5,000 to the Dunwoody Parents group, DHA Secretary Bill Grossman said. Several parents at the meeting said they liked the idea of separating Dunwoody’s schools from the county system. “I would like to see more local control,” said Gil Hearn, one of the parents who organized the Dunwoody Parents group. “I think the system has proved itself to be too large to meet the needs of all the students.” Hearn, who said he has two children attending Dunwoody elementary schools and two more headed there, told the crowd that the new group offered “an excellent return on investment – especially compared to the private school tuition.” Lindsay Ballow agreed the DeKalb district was too big. “It’s a billion-dollar corporation and the people on the board should be the caliber of people on the board of a billion-dollar corporation,” said Ballow, who has a child at Vanderlyn Elementary School. After the meeting concluded, parent Susan Friedenberg said she thought it had proved helpful. “It got people to think more and, hopefully, be more involved,” she said.

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woody, but in DeKalb and in Georgia. It goes to our property values.” State Sen. Fran Millar, a Dunwoody Republican, told the group that state officials are working to keep the DeKalb school district from losing its accreditation. “I think the steps are being taken,” Millar said. “I think we’re doing the right things at this point. … I am comfortable that if the courts do not mess this up, we are not going to lose accreditation.” Still, during the meeting, parents were presented a variety of proposals for ways to attack the system’s problems, ranging from asking another accrediting agency to accredit Dunwoody High School, to creating a local charter school system, to starting a new, independent school system in Dunwoody or in several communities in north metro Atlanta. Rep. Tom Taylor, a Dunwoody Republican, has introduced legislation to call for a statewide vote on a constitutional amendment to allow creation of new school systems in certain cities, including Dunwoody. Taylor told the crowd the legislation would allow new school systems in cities created in 2005 or later. That means his bill would apply to Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Milton, Peachtree Corners and Chattahoochee Hills. The bill also would allow cities to go in together to start school systems. The bill says contiguous cities also could join in. Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis said residents of that city might be willing to try to start their own school system in the future. “I hear a lot of interest in that,” he said. “I think the vast majority of residents of Brookhaven would be interested in having their own school system, if we could pay for it. Obviously, it’s not something for this year, but we’re keeping up with the issue.” Taylor said the proposal faces long odds in the Legislature. “There are a lot of obstacles to this,” he said. “A state

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If you thought an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis meant institutional Care...


Police Blotter From police reports dated through Feb. 27. The following information was pulled from Dunwoody’s Police-to-Citizen Portal Event Search website and is presumed to be accurate.

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Although our care is highly individualized based on your loved one’s needs, we provide a number of signature programs that are designed to stimulate one’s long-term memory such as: Spiritual Programs. Our spiritual director offers both denominational and nondenominational prayers and services to uplift and comfort the community.

 10100 block of Peachford Circle – A burglary to a residence, using forced entry, was reported on Feb. 15.  4500 block of Olde Perimeter Way – A burglary to a non-residence, without using forced entry, was reported on Feb. 18.

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 100 block of Perimeter Center West – Larceny of articles from a vehicle was reported on Feb. 21.  100 block of Perimeter Center West – Larceny of articles from a vehicle was reported on Feb. 21.  1000 block of Crown Pointe Parkway – A larceny was reported on Feb. 22.  100 block of Perimeter Center Place – Shoplifting was reported on Feb. 23.  5100 block of Wellshire Place – Larceny of parts from a vehicle was reported on Feb. 24.  4400 block of Ashford Dunwoody Road – Shoplifting was reported on Feb. 24.  4700 block of Ashford Dunwoody Road – Shoplifting was reported on Feb. 24.  4300 block of Ashford Dunwoody Road – Shoplifting was reported on Feb. 24.  4400 block of Ashford Dunwoody Road – A larceny from a building was reported on Feb. 25.  5400 block of Chamblee Dunwoody Road – Larceny of articles from a vehicle was reported on Feb. 25. DUN

PUBLIC SAFETY  5400 block of Chamblee Dunwoody Road – Larceny of articles from a vehicle was reported on Feb. 25.

 5400 block of Chamblee Dunwoody Road – Simple assault/battery was reported on Feb. 17.

 100 block of Perimeter Center West – Larceny of articles from a vehicle was reported on Feb. 26.

 2100 block of Peachford Road – Simple assault/battery was reported on Feb. 17.

 100 block of Perimeter Center West – Larceny of articles from a vehicle was reported on Feb. 26.  100 block of Perimeter Center West – Shoplifting was reported on Feb. 26.  4600 block of Chamblee Dunwoody Road – Larceny of articles from a vehicle was reported on Feb. 26.

 5200 block of Forest Springs Drive

– Simple assault/battery was reported on Feb. 17.

on Feb. 24.

forgery was reported on Feb. 23.

 2100 block of Tillingham Court – Assault through intimidation was reported on Feb. 24.

 4700 block of Olde Village Lane – Fraud was reported on Feb. 23.

 5200 block of Redfield Court – Simple assault was reported on Feb. 24.

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6700 block of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard – Assault

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 5200 block of Forest Springs Drive – Credit card fraud was reported on Feb. 27.  2200 block of Dunwoody Crossing – Fraud through impersonation was reported on Feb. 27.

otHeR  2300 block of Dunwoody Crossing – A civil dispute was reported on Feb. 15.

 5400 block of Seaton Way – Fraud was reported on Feb. 14.

 1st block of Perimeter Center East – Harassing communications was reported on Feb. 15.

 1500 block of Mount Vernon Road – Fraud was reported on Feb. 15.

 2300 block of Peachford Circle – Harassing communications was reported on Feb. 15.

 1500 block of Cedarhurst Drive – Credit card fraud was reported on Feb. 15.

 4500 block of Ashford Dunwoody Road – Disorderly conduct was reported on Feb. 21.  200 block of Perimeter Center Parkway – Criminal trespass was reported on Feb. 21.

 1800 block of Womack Road/Windhaven Court – Assault through intimidation was reported on Feb. 22.

 6800 block of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard – Swindle was reported on Feb. 18.  5500 block of Mill Trace Drive – Credit card fraud was reported on Feb. 18.

 100 block of Perimeter Center West – A loitering violation was reported on Feb. 22.

 4400 block of Tilly Mill Road – Family battery/simple battery was reported on Feb. 22.

 4400 block of Ashford Dunwoody Road – Fraud was reported on Feb. 20.

 100 block of Perimeter Center Place – A loitering violation was reported on Feb. 22.

 1st block of Perimeter Center East – A sexual assault was reported on Feb. 15.

 1800 block of Cotillion Drive – Family battery/simple battery was reported on Feb. 23.

 1st block of Perimeter Center East – Simple assault/battery was reported on Feb. 17.

 4400 block of Ashford Dunwoody Road – Loitering and prowling was reported on Feb. 22.

 4600 block of Peachtree Place Parkway – Family battery/simple battery was reported

 4500 block of Sharon Valley Court – Fraud through impersonation was reported on Feb. 21.  1st block of Perimeter Center East – Check

 4800 block of Twin Lakes Trail – Disorderly conduct was reported on Feb. 22.

 1000 block of Crown Pointe Parkway – Larceny of articles from a vehicle was reported on Feb. 26.  4500 block of Ashford Dunwoody Road – Larceny of articles from a vehicle was reported on Feb. 26.  4500 block of Chamblee Dunwoody Road – A larceny was reported on Feb. 27.

AS S A U LT  5400 block of Chamblee Dunwoody Road – Simple assault/battery was reported on Feb. 15.

 4300 block of Azalea Garden Drive – Family battery/simple battery was reported on Feb. 18.  10200 block of Peachford Circle – Family battery/simple battery was reported on Feb. 19.  3700 block of Dunwoody Club Drive – Simple assault/battery was reported on Feb. 20.

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Up, up in the air Left, Captain Dave Lyon, left in cockpit, and co-pilot Cullen underwood prepare to take off in a B-17 aircraft at DeKalbPeachtree Airport on March 2. A nonprofit from Oklahoma hosted the event. Right, the plane, named “ Liberty Belle,” was used during the movie “memphis Belle.” Below, left, a crowd watches and anxiously awaits their turn to take a tour. Below, right, volunteer Ritch Fusakio, left, with pilot Dave Lyon, “turn over” the plane’s engines before they start.

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Marketing/Sales Positions Available – Dunwoody. 20 year young, Dunwoody Ad Agency seeks the following positions: Marketing Assistant, Inside Sales Admin. and a Social Media College Intern. Send resume and Facebook link to

Driveways & Walkways – Replaced or repaired. Masonry, grading, foundations repaired, waterproofing and retaining walls. Call Joe Sullivan 770-616-0576.



Around the Clock Cleaning Services – Residential, Commercial, Licensed and Bonded. Call Shanta 404247-2816. Free estimates provided.

North Georgia Lawn Care – Honest, affordable and dependable. Free Estimates. Tony 404-402-5435.

House Cleaner - Affordable prices – Excellent references. Call 770-837-5711. I will beat any advertised price.

ORGANICS Place your order for Winter Organic Vegetable plants now! – We will germinate the seeds (kale, cabbage, rutabagas, etc.) and bring them to you. Free delivery and gardening assistance is available. Contact Tom 678755-3804 or email

Georgia Lawn Care – Putting green, Artificial turf installation, Aeration, Fescue reseeding and Full maintenance. Walls, Stone and Concrete work. Call 770-435-8928 Total Lawn Care & Landscaping Services – Mature Adult, Accepting New Customers. Spring cleanup, new sod/grass install and Planting Special for new accounts by April. Call Jeff – 770-331-9846.

Furniture Care – Redesign, custom painting, on-site refinishing, repairs, touch-ups, cleaning and polishing. We will Buy, Sell or Trade Antique Furniture. Danny Linton 770-882-5132. Matthew’s Handy Services – Small jobs and chores is my specialty, flexible scheduling, carpentry, drywall, painting, plumbing and cleaning. Call 404-547-2079 Care Giver / Household Technician – Let me take care of your love one. Call Robin 770-572-6441. Fulltime, Part-time or Overnight. References available. Brookhaven resident – Local small business owner is available to assist you with moving or special projects in or outside of your home. No job to small – References Available. Cell 803-608-0792 or 678-927-9336 Cornell Davis.

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Discover Atlanta’s Jewish Museum

The Chosen Food Exhibition is on loan from the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Major Supporters are: The National Endowment for the Humanities and The Herbert Bearman Foundation, Inc.

Sunday, March 24 at Neiman Marcus

With flowers


Limited Space Available RSVP*

*For reservations (RSVP), membership & information about the Breman, contact Rachel Katz at:, or call 678-222-3758.

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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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