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Inside Dying deed Motion requests cemetery be returned to heirs COMMUNITY 2

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Mayor says city is on ‘right path’ COMMUNITY 4

Wither winter? Searching for spring along Chattahoochee River AROUND TOWN 9

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Elita Lerner, left, and Emily Dalton stretch before the start of the Chattahoochee Road Runners Race on March 2 in downtown Sandy Springs. Participants used a side wall of the Goodwill Industries store for support as they prepared for the race. Both the 5K and 10K got under way in 30-degree weather, complete with a few light snow flurries.

Council awards park contract, reviews districts BY DAN WHISENHUNT

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Crossroads area fights ‘as one’ over issues BY DAN WHISENHUNT

City Council during its regular meeting on March 5 awarded a construction contract to finish a park that is months behind schedule, and also looked at potential changes to council districts. Construction of the next phase of the Abernathy Greenway Linear Park will begin soon and city officials hope it can be completed by spring 2014. City Council awarded the $3.2 million contract to Johnson Landscape. Johnon Landscape will have 180 days to complete the construction, which will include installing sidewalks, lighting, bathrooms and parking facilities. The delay in awarding the contract has kept plans to install “playable art” – playground equipment designed by artists and do-

Barry Lebowitz said he remembers Where when residents living around the hisYou toric Crossroads Cemetery became a Live neighborhood. In 2010, Verizon applied for a permit to erect a cell phone tower across from the historic Crossroads Cemetery. “That was the lynchpin,” Lebowitz said. “That’s exactly what did it. When we got that notice, everybody’s ears perked up.” The cell tower proposal fired up the community and resulted in the creation of the Historic Cross Roads Community Association, a group that includes roughly half a dozen subdivisions near the in-




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City Attorney Wendell Willard has co-signed a motion with an attorney representing 28 descendants of Judge John Heard asking a Fulton County Superior Court judge to return Heard’s historic family cemetery to the descendants. The motion, filed on Feb. 25 by Willard and the Heard descendants’ attorney, Wright Mitchell, contains summaries of numerous court precedents and additional evidence in support of the descendants’ claim to the property. “This court must grant summary judgment to defendants because the material undisputed facts establish that Heard Family Cemetery is not abandoned,” the joint motion says. “Therefore, it is perpetually dedicated to burial purposes.” The motion also asks the court to award Heard’s descendants unspecified damages for alleged trespass on the property by its current owner. Local attorney Christopher Mills, who is not a Heard descendant, holds title to the property, located at 0 Heards Drive in Sandy Springs. Mills wants to build a house on a portion of the land that does not contain graves, according to an archeological survey Mills obtained. Sandy Springs officials denied Mills request for a building permit on the one-acre parcel, citing a city ordinance prohibiting development on land dedicated as a cemetery. Mills sued in August and the resulting uproar got the attention of the Heard descendants around the country. Mills has declined to comment on the case. His in-laws, Henry and Wan-

da Cline, also have not returned messages seeking comment. Mills received the property from the Clines, who obtained it by paying off back taxes and acquiring the property rights from Mary Ann Elsner, a Heard Descendant. The property is legally exempt from taxes under Georgia law, however. The lien was placed on the property by mistake. The Clines paid $38,400 to settle the tax debt. The lawsuit claims the Clines in 2008 received $18,898 from Fulton County, “presumably as reimbursement for the money they paid to redeem property sold by Fulton County.” Neighbors living around the cemetery thought the Clines intended to donate the property to Sandy Springs Heritage and Preservation, according to the court records. They were furious when they learned in 2012 that the Clines transferred it to Mills so it could be developed. The lawsuit cites several court precedents where state judges have honored properties dedicated as cemeteries. The Heard cemetery contains the grave of Judge John Heard, a Confederate veteran who in 1900 dedicated the property as a cemetery. “This deed is made for the purpose of maintaining and keeping perpetually the property described above, for a family burying ground, for the grantor and his heirs, and the same is to be used for said purpose only,” the deed says. A group of neighbors living around the cemetery formed Friends of the Heard Cemetery to raise money for the legal fund to protect the cemetery. A Jan. 27 fundraiser brought in more than $10,000. SS


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City officials are implementing the Mount Vernon Highway. City staff recfirst phase of the city’s downtown masommended to the city that Roswell ter plan, a project expected to cost taxRoad should not be widened further and payers $84 million. that the project should focus on the east The costs are for building Phase 1 side of Roswell Road. of the city center plan, which will covTotal cost: $14.6 million er the area north of Hammond Drive Amount the city needs: $9.9 million and west of Roswell Road. The city already has $25.6 milSandy lion budgeted and needs an additionSprings Circle al $58 million. The streetscape costs will be spread The project: Addout over the next ing multipurpose decade. The counpaths, wider landcil plans to set aside scaping, on-street $7.5 million a year parking, streetlights for the next seven and medians. years for the projTotal cost (Opect. tion A): $7.5 million The council apAmount the city proved the plan at needs (Option A): its meeting on Feb. $5.12 million 5. Sandy Springs Note: The project kicked off its city For a larger version visit proposed two altercenter project on natives with different Feb. 21, knocking funding mechanisms down a structure at 150 Hilderbrand that would depend on alternate funding Drive. The site will become part of an sources. To see the full list of options visit: extension of Bluestone Road. Here are some of the largest projects in the first phase and their anticipated costs. Some projects listed here Mount Vernon Highway street were already planned by the city and improvement/Bluestone Road have funding allocated, but the city extension (new project) will need additional money to comThe project: Build a new street segplete them. Other projects are considment on Mount Vernon Highway west ered “new” and are contained in the of Sandy Springs Circle to Roswell Phase 1 plan. All information comes Road. Bluestone Road to be extended from the city of Sandy Springs. from the Bluestone Building to the new city center on Mount Vernon Highway. Johnson Ferry Road and Total cost: $9.6 million

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The project: Providing the streets and underground utilities necessary to support the construction of a city center. Total cost: $11.3 million

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The project: Improving the alignment and creating roundabouts for the intersection of Johnson Ferry Road and

The project: Building a new playground next to the Heritage Green Total cost: $4.4 million

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Galambos tells Chamber: ‘We’re on the right path’ BY JOE EARLE

Mayor Eva Galambos cites economic development, rising city revenue, efforts to reduce homeowners’ water rates and plans to create a downtown for Sandy Springs as evidence the city is improving. “I think we’re on the right path,” Galambos said during her annual “State of the City” speech, hosted by the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce. More than 125 people, including business owners and city officials, attended the speech at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North hotel on Feb. 25. During her speech, the mayor highlighted: • Economic development. Galambos said an economic advisory committee appointed by the city last year is developJOE EARLE ing ways to promote the Mayor Eva Galambos delivers her ‘State city, and city officials are of the City’ address to Sandy Springs/ working to attract interPerimeter Chamber members on Feb. 25. national business investors, including the Chinese. “All enues with people sitting in cafes this American money the Chinese and Googling each other. … That’s hold in bonds is going to come what we need in downtown Sanback,” she said. “Folks, they’re comdy Springs. We need an area where ing to the West Coast like crazy – we can all Google each other and be the Chinese investors – and we can seen.” garner some of them here, too.” • Revenues. City revenues have be• At the same time, she said, the city’s gun to rise again after falling sigincentives program has attracted nificantly during the recent reces$106.5 million in capital expendision, the mayor said. Tax collections tures through use of $1.4 million in hit a high of $85 million in 2008, incentives, such as tax relief. she said, but fell to $77 million in 2011. “We’re coming up again,” • Meanwhile, more than 6,000 new she said. “We budgeted $79 million jobs have been created in the Santhis year and I think we’re going to dy Springs/Perimeter area. “About a exceed that,” she said. third of those new jobs are IT jobs,” she said. “These are the ones that are • Water rates. Sandy Springs resithe highest paid and that’s want we dents pay 21 percent higher rates to attract.” for water from the Atlanta water system than do residents of Atlan• Development of the city center. The ta, Galambos said. Sandy Springs mayor said the city plans to purofficials have spent years trying to chase the rest of the block of downchange that, she said, but direct netown Sandy Springs that contains gotiations failed and court action the former Target building, and crestalled. ate a public-private partnership to develop the area with housing and • In November, the mayor said, the public spaces. issue was returned to state court from federal court, she said. “It was • The city also plans to create a corthe most wonderful affirmation of ridor extending Bluestone Road, states’ rights,” she said. Meanwhile, which city officials believe will deSandy Springs Rep. Wendell Wilvelop like Canton Street in Rolard, who is also the city attorney, is swell, she said. “We demolished the pushing legislation to make Atlanfirst building last week,” Galambos ta negotiate, she said. “After eight said. “…Why do we want a ‘Canyears of frustration, I see a light,” ton Street’? All great cities have avshe said. SS


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By Dan Whisenhunt Sandy Springs Reads has announced the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be part of this year’s “One City, One Book” event. The book will be featured during the annual ArtSSpring Celebration that runs from April 18 to May 17. The celebration will hold several events honoring the book. “To Kill a Mockingbird” is the only novel written by Harper Lee and won the Pulitzer Prize. The book is set in small-town Alabama and the characters grapple with issues of racism, injustice and poverty. The book was also turned into a classic film starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch. Event chairwoman Laura Jones said in a press release that the planned events will be used to explore different themes of the book. “The programs feature debates, lec-


tures, and discussions about what makes this novel still socially relevant today in our community, and what lessons can be learned from the humility and integrity of a character like Atticus Finch,” Jones said. According to the press release, the Sandy Springs Bar Association will hold a mock trial at the public high schools, volunteers will read to public school students, and there will book discussions at the Sandy Springs Library “led by friends of the author.” “The literary events culminate with a screening of the documentary, “Hey Boo!” which tells the untold story of the novel, on April 27, and the Oscar-winning movie on April 28, both at 10:30 a.m. at the Lefont Theater in Sandy Springs, with a panel discussion after both,” the press release says.

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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, sophisticated 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.

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“We’re kind of creating an industrial background,” Peace said. “It will be a relatively neutral palette which will enhance 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 longtime 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 together, it can be hard for people to visualize, how will this work in my own home or my own office?” Peace said. “Especially if they see them out of context, it’s hard to visualize how would one of these, or a series of these, would look in my space?” Peace said he’s glad the show will incorporate designers this year. “It really is kind of fun for us to get creative and do something different than a client might hire us to do,” Peace said. SS


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rimeter Community Improvement Disnated to the city – on hold, leaving the tricts area,” Collins said. “That’s new art pieces in storage. to me and will give me something new The current park plan calls for creatto think about and get involved with. ing more than 20 acres of green space at I think I’ve got the only district that the intersection of Abernathy, Brandon touches both the western and eastern Mill and Johnson Ferry roads. The city boundaries of the city.” estimates the cost will be $13.6 million. District 5 will now end at Roswell City officials broke ground on the Road on the western side of the district, park in 2010. The Playable Art project save for two small pieces of District 6. was anticipated to open in fall 2012, but “There’s basically no change to my was pushed back because of construcdistrict,” DeJulio said. “My boundary tion on Brandon Mill Road. will be Roswell Road and Hammond Residents’ conDrive.” cerns about the District 6 will road widening gain some of Disand the design of trict 5’s current terthe park have also ritory located east “We had to follow the caused delays. of Roswell Road. one-man, one-vote rule City Coun“It’s inconof the Constitution, and cil got a look at sequential,” new council diswe tried to have as little McEnerny said. trict maps to re“I think it’s just a deviation as possible from flect information fair representation the ideal district size contained in the of the increase in and try to split as few 2010 Census. Out population that of six districts, the Districts 5 and 6 precincts as possible, and map makes minor had.” we only split two precincts changes to DisThe city will disin the entire city.” tricts 3, 5 and 6. cuss the new disCurrently, the reptrict maps at two – GABRIEL STERLING resentatives for consecutive City those districts are Council meetDISTRICT 4 COUNCILMAN Councilman Chip ings before offiCollins in Discially adopting the trict 3, Councilchanges. The hearman Tibby DeJulio ings will occur on in District 5 and Councilwoman Karen March 19 and April 2. The City CounMeinzen McEnerny in District 6. cil will be able to consider adopting the The most noticeable changes occur in maps on April 2. District 5, which will lose portions that District 4 Councilman Gabriel Sterwill be added to District 3 and gain porling drew the maps and drew the origitions from District 6. nal City Council district maps in 2005. District 3 now extends eastward Sterling joined the City Council in along Hammond and Mount Vernon 2011. Highway to the city limits, picking “What we had to do is, we had to folup the neighborhoods of Dunwoody low the one-man, one-vote rule of the Springs and Dunwoody Chace. Constitution, and we tried to have as lit“It’s interesting to me because I pick tle deviation as possible from the ideal up some, I believe, apartment and or district size and try to split as few precondominium complexes as well as a cincts as possible, and we only split two part of the commercial area in the Peprecincts in the entire city,” Sterling said.

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“We moved from Florida and came from a large school. I like the class sizes here. There’s a great staff. I love Ridgeview (Charter School) and both schools are very diverse which gives our kids a great advantage.”

“I feel the schools are far better in the Northeast. I look at it not by county, but where we are as a state and that is not appealing to me.”

“Everyone seems to think our local high school and elementary school are excellent. There’s so much parental involvement at Heards Ferry Elementary.”

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Wireless infrastructure investment is good for Sandy Springs To the editor: As a professional in the wireless service industry, I know how dynamic my industry is and how important it is to Sandy Springs and to Georgia. I also know how important investment is to Georgia. From 2010 to 2012, AT&T invested nearly $3.9 billion across Georgia. That’s “billion,” with a “B”. This investment is helping to provide cutting-edge services to consumers and businesses across the state and here in Sandy Springs. In addition, this investment sustains thousands of jobs in our company and many thousands of others in our industry. This investment also spurs greater economic activity and

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jobs our state needs. My Sandy Springs newspaper arrived today and I was both surprised and dismayed to see your lopsided and inaccurate coverage of House Bill 176 - the Mobile BILD act [“City Counciil blasts cell tower deregulation,” Sandy Springs Reporter, Feb. 22-March 7]. First, this legislation does not deregulate cell towers. All cell tower permits, whether new, co-locations, or modifications, will still have to be reviewed by local jurisdictions “for conformance with applicable site plan and building permit requirements, including zoning and land use conformity.” That is in the plain language of the legislation which the City Council does not appear to have read.

Second, this legislation simply streamlines and standardizes the permitting process for wireless infrastructure to remove unnecessary delays and eliminate excessive costs, which hurt consumers and the citizens of our community. Thus, it will incent investment in wireless infrastructure in our state to provide the wireless service that Georgians want. Third, this legislation has been written carefully to not effect local zoning. It strikes a balance between the needs of local governments to determine the zoning for their communities and the need to attract investment to our state. At AT&T, our goal is to be a good partner in our communities and to deliver the products and services that help Georgia keep moving forward. The Mobile BILD act is good for Sandy Springs and for Georgia. Dorian S. Denburg General Attorney-Network Operations, AT&T SS


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.

The Southeast’s Premiere Consignment Shop 4310 Roswell Rd, NE Atlanta, GA. 30342 404 262-1468 |

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

Science Girls

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Ultimate Frisbee

Lego Robotics


Video Game Programming 215 W. Wieuca Rd. | Atlanta, GA 30342 | 404.252.8389

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

Call: 423-472-6070 | See over 1,000 pictures online

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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Summer Camps Campers rate us A+ and so do their parents!*

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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

July 15-19, 2013

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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Make Play-By-Play Tapes of the Super Bowl & NBA Finals Make Reporting Tapes from a Pro Stadium Participate in Sports Talk Radio and Pardon The Interruption (PTI) shows and much more

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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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The Davis Academy proudly presents

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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tersections of Dupree Drive Northwest, Old Powers Ferry Road Northwest and Mt. Vernon Highway Northwest. Lebowitz is a founding member of the group. The neighborhood is zoned for Heards Ferry Elementary School and Riverwood International Charter School. Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School is located in the heart of the community, next to the historic cemetery. The subdivisions are full of expensive houses on quiet streets, sitting at a safe distance from the congestion along Roswell Road. “These neighborhoods are some of the nicest in the metro area,” Lebowitz said. “We have really nice, hilly terrain.” Neighbors succeeded in keeping the cell tower out of their neighborhood. In the process, they noticed other things they thought needed work. The water tank near the proposed cell tower site was rusted and hadn’t been painted in 20 years. There was right of way at the intersection of Dupree and Mt. Vernon that Lebowitz described as a “mud bank.” Though the proposed site for the cell tower was in Sandy Springs, it actually belonged to the city of Atlanta. AT&T had also bought a nearby piece of property and installed utility boxes, Lebow-

itz said. “AT&T planted a number of shrubs and trees in front of their boxes for us and we mulched it and all that stuff, and it’s much better. When the shrubs grow, they’ll be out of sight,” Lebowitz said. “We got Watershed in Atlanta involved … They planted 30 or more fairly large trees and then re-pinestrawed everything.” Lebowitz said the neighbors also SPECIAL pitched in and the from left, Barry lebowitz, Burt Cloud, sherry group received addiCloud, suzy smith, luAnn Waller and tim Waller. tional support from cessibility to the rest of metro Atlanta is the city of Sandy a key selling point. Springs. “I can get to Buckhead four different “There’s a park next to the church and ways,” Lebowitz said. the neighborhoods, and Sandy Springs Jamie Kleber has lived in the neighspruced that up and now we maintain borhood for 12 years and said she beit,” he said. “We spend a lot of manual came involved with the group during labor ourselves maintaining things.” the fight over the cell tower. She said the The community association also easy access to other parts of metro Atlanwants to beautify the Crossroads Cemta is important to her as well. She also etery. enjoys interacting with her neighbors. The neighborhood’s location is its “People are really friendly and nice,” biggest asset, Lebowitz said. He said ac-

Kleber said. “It’s very family friendly.” Karen Ford said the neighborhood is “the best place in Atlanta to live. It’s close to everything, you’re not under the horrible management of the city of Atlanta, but you’re in a great area.” Lebowitz said neighbors and city officials are both on the same page with regard to cell towers. During its Feb. 19 meeting, Sandy Springs City Council unanimously approved a resolution opposing House Bill 176, a bill that council members say undermines city cell tower regulations approved in December. As of March 1, the bill was still working its way through committees in the state House of Representatives. “Every municipality in Georgia has their own ordinance about how to deal with those,” Lebowitz said. “I think this is a typical kind of lobbying effort by the telecommunications industry because they want to build more towers.” The Historic Cross Roads Community Association won’t make it easy for the telecommunications companies. The House bill has jolted the neighborhood into action again. “We jumped on it,” Lebowitz said. “We got -- I don’t know, maybe 50 -letters written to the legislators on that particular committee and our representatives, as well as others.”

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The following incidents and arrests are some but not all of the reports filed with SSPD over the listed period, dated through Feb. 22. The following information was provided by the Sandy Springs Police Department from its records and is presumed to be accurate.


BuRglA RY „ Powers Chase Circle 30328 – On Feb. 9, the resident reported that while she was out of town, someone took her jewelry from the home. „ 200 block of Carpenter Drive 30328 – On Feb. 11, someone accessed an office (no forced entry) and took several computers. „ 5400

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18, someone entered the home through a broken window in the kitchen area. Nothing was taken.

Feb. 11, the resident reported that someone took his 2006 Kia Spectra. „ 300 block of Carpenter Drive 30328 – On Feb. 16, a woman reported that someone took meat from her refrigerator. She lives in an assisted living facility. „ 500 block of Northridge Road 30350 – On Feb. 17, a woman reported that she and her boyfriend got into an argument and he stole her cellphone.

„ 200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328 – On Feb. 17, employees of grocery said a man came in and took just under $14 in chicken and steak Read more of the biscuits, and then Police Blotter online at tried to leave out paying. When confronted, the man dropped the goods and ran.

„ Cedar Run 30350 – On Feb. 20, a man, who lives in the Azalea Park Apartments, reported that someone stole his iPad from his kitchen table after he left his apartment for 20 minutes.

tHef t „ 1st block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On Feb. 9, employees reported that just after midnight, a man, who was standing in line to pay, reached over and took $10 from another ticket on the counter. The man was captured on video and, incidentally, paid with a credit card. „ 8100 block of Colquitt Road 30350 – On Feb. 9, a woman reported that someone stole her daughter’s bike from the back patio of her apartment.

„ 6600 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Feb. 11, a store owner said she discovered that an employee has been stealing from the store over the past year by conducting fraudulent transactions and pocketing the cash. She believes the employee has stolen several thousand dollars. „ 5500 block of Glenridge Drive 30342 – On

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„ 6100 block of Riverside Drive 30328 – On Feb. 19, a trailer was reported stolen. „ 5800 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Feb. 19, a man reported that he accidentally left his wallet on the counter at a gas station. He returned a half hour later and found the wallet still on the counter; however the items inside the wallet were gone. That included his debit and two credit cards as well as three checks written to him and his personal I.D. „ 1100 block of Mount Vernon Highway 30328 – On Feb. 19, a man reported that he went to L.A. Fitness and changed to work out. He left his clothes and wallet in his unlocked locker. When he returned, his cellphone and wallet were gone. „ 200 block of Sandy Springs Place 30328 – On Feb. 21, a man reported that his daughter accidentally left her iPad in a shopping cart when they left Kroger. When they returned, they found that it had been taken.

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„ 8700 block of Pride Place 30350 – On Feb. 21, the victim said his iPhone was stolen while he was playing basketball at the Sandy Springs Middle School.


„ 6200 block of Roswell Road 30328 – On Feb. 11, a restaurant owner said that he saw someone pumping used grease into a white box truck from his grease container at the back of his restaurant. The woman said she had a work order to pump it but could not produce any documents. The two women got into the truck and left. The value of the lost grease was $100. One of the women came into the restaurant and had acted as a decoy earlier. Why do people steal used grease? “Yellow grease” is a commodity, which can be sold. Bigger rendering companies will turn leftover grease into animal feed, cosmetics, soap and other products. It is also used in renewable fuels.



„ 1100 block of Hammond Drive 30328 – On Feb. 16, a cabbie said he was robbed at about 5:20 a.m. by a man who pulled a chrome semi-automatic gun and took $80, a key and cellphone.


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„ 700 block of Starlight Drive 30342 – On Feb. 9, an iPad and case, MacBook Pro „ 5300 block of West Kingston Drive 30342 – On Feb. 10, a black suitcase, nylon gym bag and clothing „ 300 block of Craighead Drive 30342 – On Feb. 10, a black Coach purse, wallet, $100 CoNtiNued oN pAge XX

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A rre s t s „„2100 block of Sandalwood Drive 30350 – On Feb. 10, a resident called the cops just before 1 a.m. when someone tried to get in the resident’s front door. An officer located a man near the apartment building. He said he was looking for his friend who was driving there to meet him. While the cops were there, the friend showed up. When asked, the friend said he was the man’s brother, and then changed the story, saying he was his friend. Both men had inconsistent stories. One of the men had 13 $10 bills on him that the officer recognized as counterfeit. The man said he had the money on him because “it looked cool.” He was arrested. The second man was arrested for loitering. „„400 block of Morgan Falls Road 30350 – On Feb. 10, late at night, a man got drunk and tried to fight some other guys. He got beat up and was later arrested. „„200 block of Windsor Gate Cove 30342 – On Feb. 10, just before 4 a.m., cops received a call of a suspicious person on Telford Place. The resident saw a car pull up into a driveway, stop, and park. A man came out of the dark and ran to the car, got in, and the car left. Officers checked the area and about 20 minutes later, found a car matching the description on West Kingston Drive. The car was speeding and the officer lost sight of it. Shortly after, the same officer saw a car matching the description on Peachtree Dunwoody Road. The car’s headlights were not on. The officer hit the blue lights and the car turned onto Balmoral Road, where it stopped, and a man exited and ran. The officer requested help and remained with the car, and found a wallet that looked to have been stolen. The owner of the wallet was visiting nearby and told the officers that someone smashed and grabbed it from his car on Windsor Gate Cove. A computer bag and laptop were also SS

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„ 5500 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Feb. 16, Target security caught two female juveniles stealing clothes. The two gave the police officer various names and dates of births that were all fake. The parents were called in and gave the proper information. The kids were charged with the thefts and providing false information. The items recovered were valued at just over $100. „ I-285/Riverside Drive 30328 – On Feb. 16, a patrol officer saw a car stalled out against the median wall on I-285. He approached the car and when the driver rolled the window down, the officer smelled marijuana. The man told the officer that he was “too scared” to move the car over to the right emergency lane. The officer manipulated the traffic so that the driver could get the car over to the right side and safely out of the way of oncoming traffic. The officer found two other men in the car and later found the marijuana in a backpack. The three men said they had no idea where the weed came from. They were charged accordingly. „ 8700 block of Roswell Rd 30350 – On Feb. 18, cops responded to the Publix store on a

shoplifting call. They met with store employees who detained a woman who stole bottles of Bayer aspirin and bars of soap by concealing them in her purse. After she was caught, she said she was sorry and would go back in and pay. She was charged with shoplifting and arrested. „ 800 block of Lake Placid Road 30342 – On Feb. 19, a cabbie called the cops after he dropped off a very drunk woman at the Calibre Springs Apartments just before 3 a.m. The woman got out of the cab and ran into the bushes. When the cops got there, she looked at them and said, “Really? Really? Really?” When they asked her her name, she said, “Really? Really? Really?” The officer tried to help her off the ground, but she kept taking drunken punches at him. She refused to tell the cops where she lived, so they arrested her. „ 6300 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Feb. 20, officers met with the staff at a discount store and a woman who had placed a DVD movie, as well as other items, in her purse in addition to what she had in the cart. She paid $100 for the items in the cart but did not pay for the concealed items totaling just over $79. She was stopped and then later charged with shoplifting. „ 3000 block of Spring Creek Lane 30350 – On Feb. 20,

two people were charged with disorderly conduct, having to do with possession of marijuana.

„ 5600 block of Roswell Road 30342 – On Feb. 21, vice cops arrested a man who was charged on prostitution charges. He was advertising on a website as a transsexual prostitute.

st R AN g e BR eW „ 6800 block of Peachtree Dunwoody Road 30328 – On Feb. 9, a woman reported that she asked her former roommate to pay his portion of the cellphone bill. He declined, so she said she was going to turn the phone off. He told her that he would kill her and her whole family, who lives in Brazil. He made those threats via text messages. „ A woman on Cedar Run said her aunt has

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201300216 Alan & Elaine Dinerman 6895 Heathfield Drive Primary variance from Section 6.4.3.C of the Zoning Ordinance to reduce the required ten (10) foot side yard setback to seven (7) feet to allow for the expansion of a carport. Public Hearings: Board of Appeals, April 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Location: Sandy Springs City Hall Morgan Falls Office Park 7840 Roswell Road Building 500 Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350 770-730-5600

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201300226 Michelle Akin 499 Johnson Ferry Road Primary variance from Section 19.3.15.B.1 of the Zoning Ordinance to allow for a pool and pool equipment to be located in a front yard. Public Hearings: Board of Appeals, April 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Location: Sandy Springs City Hall Morgan Falls Office Park 7840 Roswell Road Building 500 Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350 770-730-5600

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201300276 Edward Alshut 110 Franklin Place Primary variance from Section 6.4.3.D of the Zoning Ordinance to reduce the required thirty-five (35) foot rear yard setback to twenty (20) feet to allow for the construction of an accessory structure. Public Hearings: Board of Appeals, April 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Location: Sandy Springs City Hall Morgan Falls Office Park 7840 Roswell Road Building 500 Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350 770-730-5600

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Oriental Rug Cleaning Antique Repair Specialist • Speciality Care Hand Wash Cleaning (front and back with plenty of water) • No Chemicals Used Air Dried, Scotch Guard • Mothproof, Padding, Storage Appraisal & Insurance Statements • Pickup and Delivery Available

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Most Air-Cooled models are in stock and ready to install CAll todAy for A free quote



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W.S.B. Custom Contracting, Inc.

Trash, Junk Hauled For Less

$35 - $150 per load


Call James

Mobile and Shop Service. Wrought iron repair and fabrication

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Handyman Services moving & delivery too! No job too small References Available 678-927-9336 Cell/803-608-0792 Cornell Davis, Owner

Residential Landscape Design and Installation. Professional Lawn and Landscape Maintenance. Bermuda / Zoysia Specialist

Since 1974

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Spring Into

Window Cleaning

• Gutter Cleaning • Pressure Washing • Family Owned • 3rd Generation • Licensed and Insured • FREE EstImatEs

We will pick up appliances, furniture, tree limbs, construction debris, basement and foreclosure clean outs.

Renovations & Additions Serving Atlanta for 30 years

Fred Martin Welding With two professional in-house polishers, we can make your silver flatware, tea sets, bowls and trays more beautiful than ever before. Bring it by or call us for an estimate today!


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• Family Owned since 1972 • Fast, Dependable Service by Professional, Uniformed Electricians


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March 8 – March 21, 2013 | 31

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.

Call Rachel Katz 678-222-3758

Keep up with the Breman Like us on Facebook

$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



March 8 – March 21, 2013 |


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