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APRIL 4 — APRIL 17, 2014 • VOL. 8 — NO. 7
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‘Play pods’ Chastain Park to offer overhauled playground COMMUNITY 2
Fresh finds Local farmers markets ready for new season COMMUNITY 10
Easter cookies? Holiday brings family recipes to the table FAITH 13-15
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Sarabeth Cimowsky, center, gives Hannah Wallis a big hug at a North Atlanta High School softball exhibition game on March 21, when “Lady Warriors Field” was dedicated. See additional photos on pages 4-5. Pace Academy senior hopes to swim in college STANDOUT STUDENT 24
Food shines at the Wrecking Bar brewpub RESTAURANTS 26
Graduation rates up at North Atlanta High
Residents question library hour cuts BY JOE EARLE
BY MELISSA WEINMAN
Gwen Chamberlain dropped by her local branch library one recent See Commentary on Friday and found to her surprise that page 8 for a letter the building was closed. about library hours “I thought, ‘That’s strange. Something’s happening,’” she said. Something had happened, but it wasn’t the renovation work she first thought. The Atlanta-Fulton County Library’s Buckhead Branch – just
North Atlanta High School’s 2013 graduation rate was higher than the average for Atlanta Public Schools and the state of Georgia, Principal Gene Taylor reported. At a March 26 meeting of the North Atlanta Parents for Public Schools, Taylor said more than 80 percent of North Atlanta’s student body graduated in four years, compared with 71.5 percent in Georgia and 58.6 percent in Atlanta Public Schools. “We’re well above state and even above national average and we’re a Title I school,” Taylor said. “We’re doing more than getting the job done – we’re knocking the ball out of the park.” Taylor said North Atlanta’s graduation rates are especially high
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