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Brook Run Park is being remade under city BY ELLEN ELDRIDGE


Left, Brooks Rosecrans, 1, enjoys a ride on the swing set at Brook Run Park. Above, Renee Szabo, a member of the Dunwoody Garden Club, tidies up the grounds by removing spent tulip bulbs and adding crimson loropetalum shrubs.

Since 2010, the city of Dunwoody has remade Brook Run Park. The 100-acre park now includes an expanded community garden, miles of hiking trails, a zip-line-based entertainment complex and a new dog park. “I don’t think they did much with it when it was a DeKalb County park,” Dunwoody resident Kerry May said. “I think they cleared some land and leveled some buildings. Once it became part of Dunwoody, they did the playground and the path and the community garden.” Brook Run wasn’t always a park. The Georgia Retardation Center used to occupy much of what is now Brook Run Park. DeKalb County demolished many of the center’s buildings, which opened up more areas for improvements, Parks Director Brent Walker said. The park’s master plan, originally written in 2010, will be updated next year, Walker said, so community members and park enthusiasts can provide feedback to the city as to what kinds of amenities they want to see in the remaining acres. Walker said the 12 acres where the retardation center’s hospital sat provide a lot of opportunity for Brook Run Park. Waving his hand toward a large field, Walker said the back of the park is full of potential. “When we took over this was a dead zone; nobody ever came back here,” Walker said.

DHS robotics team places third in world competition


Alejandro Tenorio, left, and Alex Agustin, members of Dunwoody High School’s 1264B Robotics Team, demonstrate their robot’s capabilities.


It takes more than engineering to design a robot. Students from Dunwoody High School, who placed third in the world in a robot-building contest recently, say it takes salesmanship, skill and teamwork. When Alejandro Tenorio walked into the expo center in Kentucky for the VEX Robotics World Competition, he just thought, “Wow, this is big,” he said.





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Dunwoody City Council on April 27 additions from residents of both cities. took a new step toward a plan for redeThe study has been approved already by veloping the area around Winters ChaPeachtree Corners City Council. pel Road. Some Dunwoody council members The area covers portions of both said they want to coordinate with ofDunwoody ficials from other and the city of communities to set Peachtree Cora consistent speed ners, so the final limit on Winplan will require ters Chapel Road. approval of both Councilman John cities and the city Heneghan notof Sandy Springs, ed one Dunwoody Dunwoody offispeed limit in the cials said. area had already The plan calls been changed. for five-foot sideCouncilman walks and park Doug Thompson, benches along who represents the Winters Chapel area, said he wants Road and also inWinters Chapel “The last thing I want cludes a 12-footarea trails to mainwide multiuse tain the 12-foot to do is mess anything trail. wide multiuse trail up with Winters Chapel Mayor Mike standard that exbecause that’s an area Davis said the ists in Dunwoody. point of approv“Keep in mind this where it needs so much.” ing the study was is a streetscape plan, to “begin the connot a master plan,” – COUNCILMAN versation without Thompson said. DOUG THOMPSON it being a compreHe added that the hensive plan of any area will need its sort. own sub-area mas“I’m afraid the ter plan, but getting deeper we get into started is crucial. the details of this, the harder it’s going Thompson added that as important to be to ever get anywhere,” Davis said. as maintaining the standard of Dun“Let’s just get an agreement started that woody is for him, he wants to progress. gets us on the same page.” “The last thing I want to do is mess The vision comes from meetings beanything up with Winters Chapel between staff members for the cities of cause that’s an area where it needs so Dunwoody and Peachtree Corners, with much,” Thompson said.

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Maintain ‘historic charm’ of the city, residents say BY ELLEN ELDRIDGE

Maintaining the neighborhoods and preserving the “historic charm” of Dunwoody were the two most popular goals of residents who attended the April 23 public workshop hosted by the city and held at the Dunwoody Nature Center. As part of Dunwoody’s “Needs and Opportunities” workshop series, city officials and planners want to develop “the framework for the future,” Jacobs Engineering Project Manager Jim Summerbell said. “The state says we have to do a SWOT Analysis to identify the strengths, opportunities, weakness and threats, and we’ve kind of boiled that down to ‘needs’ and ‘opportunities,’” Summerbell said. This provides the entire framework for the city’s future, he said. A draft of the plan will be available in June, when the public will be invited back out for the last two workshops in the series. Jim Blakeley, who has lived in Dunwoody more than 30 years, said he knows of places he doesn’t want Dunwoody to turn into. “Preserve the character,” he said as an important goal for the city. He added that traffic is “a mess” along Ga. 400 and will only get worse, but he called Dunwoody “beautiful.” Resident Melanie Williams said she is also interested in preserving the character of Dunwoody, where she’s lived for 38 years. She placed her dot on the third of 10 goals for Dunwoody, which says “Maintain the historic charm of Dunwoody and the city’s heritage properties.” She’s involved with the Dunwoody Preservation Trust and cites saving the

Spruill House as an accomplishment of the trust. Now, she says DPT and residents like her “want to restore the Donaldson-Bannister house and make it available to the community as a park, where children and families can enjoy the innate personality of the farm.” Williams said she believes in progress and doesn’t want to “live in the past,” but she feels strongly that too much development will hurt the city’s charm. “It’s so important to not overdevelop because then I think we lose our heritage,” she said. “Green space is so important. I love the urban but don’t want to lose what so many of our forefathers worked for.” After breaking down into three groups, residents talked more specifically about ideas. Councilman Denis Shortal said he’s concerned with overall “protection of residential neighborhoods.” Others talked in groups about traffic calming efforts, increased parks and park programs, and infrastructure to increase “walkability.” Jeff Coghill said he knows the people he will eventually sell his house to will want bike lanes and walkability. “We’re in a competitive and desirable neighborhood,” Coghill said. The series of workshops helps Jacobs Engineering planners learn what the priorities of Dunwoody residents are. The first two workshops, which concluded March 2, provided an idea of the community’s vision and goals for the next five years. Around May or June, two public meetings to develop a five-year work program and then a plan of action will take place.







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City officials and arts representatives gathered for a first-of-its-kind breakfast April 16 to discuss ways to work together and bring more art to Dunwoody. “Communities are better with art,” Mayor Mike Davis said. “We all win as a result of this collaboration.” The inaugural Arts in Dunwoody Breakfast was presented by the Arts in Dunwoody Initiative, a group dedicated to connecting artists, art organizations, nonprofits, and businesses in creative industries. Karen Paty, the executive director of the Georgia Council for the Arts, spoke about the importance of art within the community. A roundtable session followed the presentation and participants

discussed opportunities for partnership, collaboration and advancement of public art in Dunwoody. “We in Dunwoody are blessed with amazing arts organizations,” Davis said. “We have so many citizens involved in so many different kinds of art endeavors.” But, he said, “most of these individuals and groups had never met.” So he proposed the breakfast to bring together people and organizations working to bring art to Dunwoody. For more information about the Arts in Dunwoody initiative, see the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Dunwoody’s website at www.cvbdunwoody. org.

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DeKalb-Peachtree Airport seeks more business BY TIM DARNELL People living near DeKalb-Peachtree Airport who are concerned about noise “have nothing to worry about,” says its newly appointed interim director, even as the airport strives to bring in more business. “The Gulfstream 650 is the largest corporate jet we can accommodate, and they are nowhere near as loud as some of the Cessna Citations and Falcon Jets that were built in the ’90s,” said Mario Evans, who was named interim director on April 17. “Aircraft engine technology has improved so much over time, and it’s only going to continue improving.” Evans took over the job from Mike Van Wie, who recently retired. Evans had been the airport’s assistant director since 2010, and previously was the airport’s noise and environmental specialist. “We’ve been averaging about 144,000 flights annually, for the last three years,” Evans said. “When I first came here 14 years ago, we were operating more than 200,000 flights, so we’re almost half of what we used to do. “The aviation industry mirrors the nation’s economy, and we’re only now seeing little bits and pieces of improvements,” Evans said. The airport, generally known by its nickname, PDK, is Georgia’s secondbusiest airport. According to DeKalb County, it employs 1,800 people, and has an annual payroll of more than $65 million. It’s home to more than 25 airport-based businesses, and companies like Waffle House, Southern Co. and Rollins base their corporate flight operations there. About 590 aircraft are housed at PDK. Evans wants to bring more business to the airport.

“We want to bring economic dollars to our surrounding communities,” which include unincorporated DeKalb County and the cities of Brookhaven, Chamblee and Doraville, Evans said. “These areas are all trying to attract Fortune 500 companies, and that means things like jobs to our area. “One of the first questions those companies ask is, how is their CEO going to get here. He’s not coming in on Greyhound or taking I-285; they need an airport, so we’re improving and updating our infrastructure, and looking at building more corporate hangars for these companies.” PDK’s major project this year is a new emergency landing runway capability that Evans likens to “a runaway truck stop on a highway.” The system will be the first installed at a Georgia airport. With all of these plans in the works, Evans isn’t sure if PDK will actually increase its operations. “It may be we level off where we have been for the last several years,” he says. “Our surrounding communities are touting PDK as an asset when they’re out recruiting more business. That new General Motors development is right around the corner, and I want to help bring companies there as well.” Evans is hopeful he’ll be named PDK’s permanent director in the next year. “I’m looking forward to the county advertising the job nationwide, and seeing how I stack up to some of the top candidates,” he said. “I’m looking for this job to become permanent. I know the ins and outs of PDK, and I have a vision of what PDK once was, what it is today, and where it should go into the future.”



Robotics team finishes third in world

Members of Team 1264B attending the VEX Robotics World Competition in Kentucky included: Archish Chaturvedi, Max Noto, Tejas Sardar, Alex Agustin, Alejandro Tenorio, Aqil Herb, Davis Apseloff and advisor Rose Thomas. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

Tenorio was one of seven students on Team 1264B, representing the Wildcats of DHS in a worldwide contest where 450 teams compete. Of those 450, 20 teams came from Georgia. Dunwoody High’s two teams competed against the 18 other Georgia teams as well as teams from 29 countries including China, Canada, Mexico, South Korea and Dubai. “We were the only American team in the hotel,” Archish Chaturvedi said. “We were like foreigners in that hotel.” Dunwoody’s B team won its division and was part of an alliance of three teams that placed third overall, said team advisior Rose Thomas. An alliance of teams from New Zealand, Texas and Utah placed first overall, according to the competition’s webpage. The second team from Dunwoody, 1264A, came in 56th in its division. Team B’s robot, constructed of metal pieces bolted together on a base with wheels, wasn’t designed to be pretty (it has no face). Instead, the task before the


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team was to design, program and drive a machine that would pick up yellow pegs, stack them in a “sky-rise” and then collect three cubes and place them on the assembled pegs. Drivers Alex Agustin and Tenorio used video game controllers where one person controls the body of the robot and the other manipulates the robot’s arm. The game lasts a minute and 45 seconds, including a 15-second period where the robot moves on its own. The teamwork doesn’t stop with driving the robot. To be most effective in the alliance-based part of the competition, a team needs a member who can watch other matches and determine how best to pair up. Davis Apseloff, one of the builders, said he turned salesman during the competition, and that greatly helped form the winning alliance. Apseloff started at DHS his sophomore year, and though his friends were into building robots, he didn’t join the team until his junior year. By senior year, he spent time putting the robot together. During the competition, he got to “sell” the robot to potential partner teams, he said. “I was trying to sell that our robot was good at what the other teams’ robots were weak at,” Apseloff said. “I’m good at talking to people and arguing my side of things logically. “I was constantly walking around talking to different teams, and it really paid off,” he said. Most members of the team graduate in May and plan to head off to colleges like Georgia Tech and University of Georgia to study engineering and finance, but Tejas Sardar wants to study medicine at Emory University. “One thing that robotics has really introduced to me is how much I love

working with new technology. I love all the STEM concepts—science, technology, engineering and math—and it’s opened my eyes as to how robotics is coming into the medical world.” Sardar isn’t sure if he wants to be the doctor using the robots or the computer science engineer who designs and programs them, he said. “This is the thing I’m kind of wavering on right now: do I want to be the one who makes them or the one who uses them,” Sardar said. “I’m leaning more toward the one that uses them right now.” The robotics team adviser, Rose Thomas, said she is proud of how the group has grown and all it has accomplished. She said they serve as role models to younger team members, and she looks forward to seeing how their hard work pays off in their professional careers. “The perseverance of the students to continue to improve their performance is what has always impressed me about this team,” she said.


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Ethics board chair: We will only be proud of our government when we make ethics essential It’s nothing new that some politicians in local or state government abuse their positions of power. Former DeKalb Commissioner Elaine Boyer recently pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud and was sentenced to 14 months in jail. According to Boyer’s own confession, she pocketed our tax dollars for her own personal use. At the time of her misdeeds, she claimed to be our fiscal savior. Corruption in politics is a tale as old as time. In our state, we’ve had Schrenko and Walker and now Boyer. It’s foolhardy to believe that we’ll one day rid ourselves completely of unethical behavior. In DeKalb County, many point to flaws in our county executive form of government as the reason for abuse. Whatever the case, DeKalb has the strongest ethics board in the state -- on paper. Members of the Board of Ethics now have the ability to fire unethical employees, whether they be secretaries, department heads, members of the Board of Commissioners, or even the CEO himself. Within the past year, we addressed a major defect of our Board of Ethics. For a long time, we lacked funding and full membership. After pushing the Board of Commissioners and the Interim CEO’s office for an increase in funding, we received nearly $200,000 for our annual budget, a nearly 10-fold increase over previous board budgets. We also were able to push DeKalb County to fill all of the remaining vacant board seats, we hired investigators, and we hired a lawyer with ethics experience at the State Bar to advise the board. With our house now in order, we’ve focused on moving through our caseload of complaints efficiently and effectively. Since March 2014, the Board of Ethics has received over

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“When I joined the [North Buckhead Civic Association] board in the late ‘90s, we didn’t have any parks in North Buckhead. Now, we don’t have enough. But we have some.” –North Buckhead Civic Association president Gordon Certain, at the April 22 groundbreaking for a new park called Mountain Way Common. “Improving our quality of life in Brookhaven was the overriding goal of incorporation, and we’ve made great strides in achieving just that. And we are just getting started.” –Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis in his recent “State of the City” address.

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Summer jobs prepare teens for work BY LESLIE WILLIAMS JOHNSON Katie Buckis, 18, knows that real work doesn’t always involve a paycheck. As a junior counselor over the past few summers at the Dunwoody Nature Center, the Marist senior has assisted the camp’s teachers in the classroom by passing out crayons, helping kids with indoor and outdoor activities, and cleaning up after the camp day ends – including bathrooms. Her experience has helped her narrow down her career choices: She is considering becoming a high school teacher. “I just want to work with kids,” said Buckis, who hopes to do an internship at the nature center this summer, and has University of Georgia at the top of her list of possible colleges. “It’s a good way to keep yourself young. Kids are so interesting.” As the end of the school year and the beginning of summer inch closer, teens throughout metro Atlanta are nailing down their job options. Whether it’s paid work, volunteerism or unpaid internships, young workers get a glimpse of the many facets of an eight-hour work day, including cooperating with others and problem solving. “It’s a great experience for the teen to get used to being responsible, for getting ready for camp, for being accountable,” said Dunwoody Nature Center Executive Director Alan Mothner. Paid teen summer jobs often boil down to camp counseling positions as well as minimum wage jobs in the retail, restaurant and recreation industries. Teens also take advantage of company internships relating to their career interests. The latest national information on employment and unemployment among youth from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is from last year, and shows that from April to July 2014, the number of employed youth 16 to 24 years old was 20.1 million, up by 2.1 million. Last July, 51.9 percent of young people in the 16-24 year old age group were employed, an increase from 50.7 percent from the year before.


Dunwoody Nature Center Junior Counselor Kacie Lowrey, center, and campers Smith Ellis, left, and Christian Chaves, right, show off results from their shaving cream experiment.

The number of unemployed youth reached 3.4 million in July 2014, down from 3.8 million a year earlier. July is considered the summertime peak for youth employment, according to the BLS. The city of Sandy Springs hires teenagers as youth counselors, typically ranging from age 16-18 years old for its summer camps.

The city will hire, at $8 an hour, about six youth counselors. Three are returning from last summer. The camps especially need teens with skill sets in theater, art and gymnastics. The summer positions help teens “really get the big picture about things and how it’s going to be in the CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

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Next time you watch television, close your eyes and really perfection. With beautifully tuned rooms, a collection of milisten to the commercials. If the spot is for the Braves, Hawks, crophones, musical instruments, and both vintage and modKrystal hamburgers or Baskin Robbins — what you’re hearing ern recording technologies, Tunewelders is more than a studio, is the audio work of Tunewelders, a music creation it’s a service. and sound production company. Their projects inThe four-man team — executive producer Jerclude commercials, films, musicals, theme songs, Pe rim e te r emy Gilbertson, Holst, composer and technolovideo games and more. gist Jason Shannon, and chief engineer and sound Profile “There are a lot of music and audio challenges designer Vic Stafford — are sought after in music, our clients don’t know how to solve, but we help film, television and advertising industries due to the them figure it out,” explained Ben Holst, Tunewelddepth and breadth of their expertise. If you’re one ers producer and creative director. of 200 million viewers who watched the 2013 Super Bowl, Housed at the iconic Atlanta Southern Tracks studio on you’re sure to remember the standout Doritos spot, “GOATSClairmont Road, where artists from Bruce Springsteen to Pearl 4SALE,” in which Pogo Pictures vision was enhanced by Jam have recorded, Tunewelders continues to produce sonic CONTINUED ON PAGE 15 |

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Ribbon cuttings mark new businesses openings My Salon Suite held at ribbon cutting on March 30, at its location at 227 Sandy Springs Place, #422, in the CityWalk Shopping Center. Attending, Rick Booher, Jessica Mitchell, Joy Barnes, Angie Jones, owners Vic Tenuto and Lori Tenuto, Pamela Smith, Jennifer Morris and Colleen Burns. The salon rents fully furnished suites for stylists, barbers, estheticians, manicurists, massage therapists or anyone in the beauty-related industry.

Risk & Insurance Consultants, offering business/commercial, personal and health/ life insurance, held a ribbon cutting on April 9. Located at 5416 Glenridge Drive, in Atlanta, many attended the festivities, including: Rob Murphy, Chelsea Porter, Jill Kitchen, owner/ principal, Shadi Kamyab, Whitney Jaynes, Tom Martinelli, Steve Molina, owner/senior partner, Sherri Severa, Nick Heintzman, Tabitha Molina, Chris Smith, Amy Kilheffer, Becky Compton, Stuart Jerkins, Stephen English, Cheryl Collins, Mike Reid, Melanie Blievernicht, Cynthia Williams and Erika Ponce.

Da Vinci’s Donuts celebrated its grand opening with ribbon cutting on March 26. On hand, from left, Vincent Basank, Brooke McCluskey, Amanda Kiza, Andy Rudd, Melissa Rudd, Carson Rudd, Veronique Southerland and Deborsha Clark. The shop is located at 5610 Glenridge Drive, Suite 103, in Sandy Springs.

Engel & Völkers, the Europeanbased premium real estate brand, recently celebrated its grand opening in the Buckhead Atlanta shopping destination. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, right center, presided over the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which was also attended by, from left, Anthony Hitt, CEO of Engel & Völkers North America, Shirley Gary and Princess Bettina Wittgenstein. The company is located at 3035 Peachtree Road, Suite G008, in Atlanta.







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PERIMETER BUSINESS Atlanta Spine & Wellness celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting on March 12. Attending, from left, co-owners Dr. Christopher Heitman and wife, Kristen, Lisa Berthelsen and Suzanne Brown, with the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce. The company, located at 7100 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 110, in Sandy Springs, offers chiropractic and other services.

Planet Beach cut the ribbon on its Dunwoody location on March 19, joined by, far left, Stephanie Snodgrass, president and CEO of the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce, Dunwoody City Councilman Denny Shortal, center left, and owner, Delicia Smalls, center right, staff, friends and members of the chamber. Located at 5529 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Suite 260B, Planet Beach offers sunless tanning and UV therapy, facial ejuvenation, touchless massage and skin care products.

Price Right Outlets, which sells high-end overstocks from big box retailers at discount prices, noted its opening with a ribbon cutting on March 25. Attending, front row, from left, Ana Pena, Gerardo Pena and Alexia Pena. Back row, from left, Sandy Springs Chamber of Commerce President/ CEO Tom Mahaffey, Susan Roman, Sandy Springs City Councilman Andy Bauman, Dan Donelson, Megan Gladden and Tapp Palmer. The store is located at 7728 Spalding Drive, in Norcross.

Experimac, which buys, sells, trades and repairs Apple Macintosh computers, iPhones and iPads, held a ribbon cutting on April 22 at 5920 Roswell Road, Suite B-115, in Sandy Springs. Friends and staff joined Jim Muir, third from left, Ray Titus and owner Neil Kent, holding scissors, for the event.

Jeweler D. Geller & Son, located at 5975 Roswell Road, Suite B225, in Sandy Springs, held a ribbon cutting on March 28. On hand to celebrate: Candy Johnson, Taylor Richards, Mario Robles, Meredith Naggar, Erica Rocker-Wills, Chris Frazier, Sara Smathers, Mike Geller, Heather Klisures, Suzanne Brown, Patty Conway, Sandy Springs Chamber Ambassador, Beth Berger, chamber ambassador, and Chris Adam, chamber ambassador.

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Springs camps last summer, and will resume his role in a few weeks. Teal’s earnings helped him buy a 2000 Pathfinder. He also learned a lot about working with children, something that could come in handy in his future career. Teal plans to major in technical theater at Columbus State University. “I really learned a lot by interacting

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Above, left, Dana Cohen, back to camera, and Joseph Martin, arm outstretched, worked as summer theater production camp counselors in Sandy Springs’ day camp program. Left, Josh Teal’s first job was a day camp youth counselor, and he earned enough to purchase a 2000 Pathfinder. Above, junior counselor Chloe Hangartner, center, with some young campers at the Dunwoody Nature Center.

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a convolution reverb to draw out the requested sense of cold space. To hear Tunewelders’ latest project, check out Dad’s Garage Theater Company’s new musical, “King of Pops: A Post-Apocalyptic Musical.” The show is performed every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening through May 30 at the 7 Stages Theatre in Little Five Points. Mike Schatz of Dad’s Ensemble has created a whimsical musical about Atlanta’s popsicles and rainbow cart. It’s his imagined story of founder Steven Carse, who leaves the corporate world and faces battles of epic proportions to pursue doing what he loves. Carse approved the main idea and then gave Schatz space to spin this tale. Outside of the theater world, Schatz is the creative director for Blue Sky Agency.

Tunewelders sound. Most projects start with the client’s idea. “Sound design is often recording something on the fly and manipulating it. Instinct takes over,” Holst said. Once, to create the sound of a skim boarder 50 yards away for a Weather Channel piece, Holst recorded the light scraping of a credit card across the top of his arm to be in sync with the action on the screen. “Ice cream doesn’t make a distinct noise,” Holst joked, but Baskin Robbins’ agency 22 Squared wanted audio to evoke a “Spidy sense” of amplified hearing as the viewer seemingly flew over large images of scooped ice cream. Holst recorded the sound of dropping ice cubes into a hot cup of coffee to simulate freezing motion. Jason Shannon then layered this sound into

Tunewelders works on commercials, films, musicals, theme songs and video games.

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there,” Holst explained. Holst and Shannon would build the songs layer by layer and continually tweak them to suit each character, then each cast member, and finally the stage. “Jason transformed my songs into symphony pieces, giving them depth and size they needed for the show. He made my humming sound much better,” Schatz reflected. For Tunewelders, each project is often a “walk of faith” from idea to the actual produced music. It’s a process in phases that always includes client collaboration and pride in the final production. With the growing entertainment industry in Atlanta, these guys are sure to stay very busy. For more about Tunewelders, visit

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Happy Tails Saturday, May 9, 1:15-2:15 p.m. – This event encourages development of reading skills by providing children with an opportunity to read aloud for 15 minutes to a trained and registered therapy dog. Ages 5 and up. Free, registration required. Buckhead Branch Library, Conference Room, 269 Buckhead Ave., NE, Atlanta, 30305. Email: to register. For more information go online to: or call 404-814-3500.

Magic Monday Magic Monday is a monthly program featuring activities that introduce children to history in creative ways. The event features tours of the Atlanta History Center exhibitions and houses as well as demonstrations, arts and crafts projects, and story time. Tickets are free for members, general admission tickets: $6.50 for adults; $5.50 for children. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Rd., NW, Atlanta, 30305. For more information and to register go online: or call 404-814-4110.

Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. –

This grassroots event developed five years ago by the National Park Trust seeks to encourage kids to be active and healthy. The event will feature games, contests, races, watersides, face painting and more. Free. Hammond Park Turf Field, 705 Hammond Dr., Sandy Springs, 30328. For more information go to: or call 301-279-7275.

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Saturday, May 9, 1-2:30 p.m. – Presented by William Smith, retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, this workshop teaches technique and educates participants about the benefits of meditation. Free and open to the public. Sandy Springs Branch Library, 395 Mt. Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, 30328. To learn more, visit: or call 404-303-6130.

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Adult Learning Mondays, May 11 and May 18, 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. – Perimeter Adult Learn-

ing Services offers classes covering topics such as finance, estate planning, history, gardening, health and exercise. Tickets start at $45 each. Dunwoody United Methodist Church, 1548 Mt .Vernon Rd., Dunwoody, 30338. For more information and to register, go to: www.palsonline. org or call 770-698-0801.

Sunday, May 17, 10-11:30 a.m. – Learn about native plants and how they provide habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Make a seedball to take home. Led by garden educators from the North Fulton Master Gardeners, kids aged 6 ro 10 and accompanying adults will learn about gardening and horticulture. Free. Heritage Sandy Springs, 6110 Bluestone Rd., NE, Atlanta, 30328. For additional information, go to: or call 404851-9111.


End of Life Issues Wednesday, May 6, 7:30 p.m. – Temple Sinai’s Michael Alembik Endowment Fund presents Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D., an internationally acclaimed speaker, and professor of Bioethics and director of the Center for Ethics at Emory University. Free and open to the public. Temple Sinai, 5645 Dupree Dr., Sandy Springs, 30327. To register, go to: or call 404-252-3073.

Buckhead Writer’s Group Monday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. –

Anita Lovely facilitates this writing workshop and critique for writers from novice to experienced. Event provides an opportunity to share and get feedback for writing like novels and screenplays. Free and open to the public. Buckhead Branch Library, Small Conference Room, 269 Buckhead Ave. NE Atlanta, 30305. For information, visit: or call 404-814-3500.

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Saturday, May 16, 7 p.m. – Music by garage band The Bad Neighbors. This biweekly live music event takes place through July 11 and features craft beer selected by Moondog Growlers. Tickets are free for Dunwoody Nature Center members and children under 3 years old. General admission tickets: $5 and $3 for students. Dunwoody Nature Center, 5343 Roberts Dr., Dunwoody, 30338. For more information go online to: or call 770-394-3322.

based on “Afterwar,” a book detailing the experience of soldiers returning home and the struggles they face. Written by philosopher Nancy Sherman, the lecture discusses the moral dimensions of psychological injuries that remain after wartime experiences. Free. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Rd., NW, Atlanta, 30305. For more information go online to: or call 404-814-4000.


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of Atlanta performs “An American Celebration,” featuring a jazz orchestra and natural sound effects in a jazz gospel vocal style. General admission tickets: $15; seniors, $12; students, $5. Northside Drive Baptist Church, 3100 Northside Dr., Atlanta, 30305. For additional information, visit: www.cgatl. org or call 404-223-6362.

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Sunday, May 10, 7-8:30 p.m. – The Douglas Cameron Orchestra kicks off the Concerts by the Springs series with a big band and swing music performance. Free. Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn, 6110 Bluestone Rd., Sandy Springs, 30328. For more information go to: or call 404-851-9111.

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Wednesday, May 20, 7 p.m. – This lecture covers the photography of Sally Mann and discusses her book “Hold Still.” The book follows her life and career through imagery and narrative storytelling. Tickets: free - $10. Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Rd., NW, Atlanta, 30305. For more information go online to: www.atlantahistorycenter. com or call 404-814-4000.


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Wednesday, May 6, 5-9 p.m. – The first Food Truck Night of the year will kick off with food trucks,

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Chastain Park Art Festival Saturday, May 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 10, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – The sixth

annual Chastain Park Art Festival showcases art by approximately 185 artists and artisans. The festival features food trucks, a kid’s area, live acoustic music, and fine art for sale. Free and open to the public. Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Dr., NW, Atlanta, 30327. Find out more by going to: www.chastainparkartsfestival. com or call 404-873-1222.

Good Mews Flea Market Weekends, May 9-10 and May 15-17, Friday and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays 12-5 p.m. – The Good Mews Animal Foundation, a no-kill cat shelter, presents their annual Spring Flea Market in Sandy Springs. The organization will be accepting donations on Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their storefront, and proceeds from the sale will benefit the shelter. Free. 6317 Roswell Rd. #6331, Sandy Springs, 30328. For more information go online to: or call 770-499-2287.

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Antique roses, water features and a greenhouse on garden tour BY DONNA WILLIAMS LEWIS To get to the front door of Lee and Mike Dunn’s home, you take their lengthy driveway through a woodland area, go past a waterfall that empties into a koi pond and then walk under a trellis to a “Welcome Garden” of blooming rosebushes, delphiniums and calla lilies. That living palette of color is only the first in a series of artistic, themed gardens that cover the Dunns' three acres in Sandy Springs. Their tranquil setting is being readied for a huge wave of visitors as one of 12 exquisite private gardens on the 31st annual Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour, Saturday and Sunday, May 9-10. A benefit for the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the selfguided tour is a popular Mother’s Day weekend event that this time features gardens in Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Midtown and Decatur. Organizers hope to draw 3,000 people, and not just the green-thumbed set. “Some people just want to go to look, and others are looking for inspiration and ideas,” said Tour Chairman Paula White, an active volunteer at the Botanical Garden. Garden tourists can look forward to “an exceptionally good garden diversity this year,” White said. “There truly is something for everybody in these gardens.” This year’s tour includes everything from a formal, walled English garden brimming with boxwoods, hydrangea and magnolia in Buckhead to the lush perennial borders, espaliered fruit trees and vegetable garden at the home of a busy family also in Buckhead.

For the first time in the tour’s history, a commercial property is on the map. Operating out of a renovated 1920s house in Chamblee, Alex Smith Garden Design Ltd. maintains a meadow, greenhouse and garden. Landscape designer Alex Smith said his clients can come to the studio to see living examples of the peonies, antique roses, hydrangeas and irises the company uses in its gardens and floral designs. Also on the tour is Carole and Jim McWilliams’ garden, a wildlife habitat certified by the Audubon Society and The National Wildlife Federation. SPECIAL Their five acres in Sandy Springs Mike, left, and Lee Dunn transformed their three acres have changed considerably since they in Sandy Springs to contain an antique Belgian aviary, moved there 22 years ago. a waterfall with koi pond and a “Welcome Garden” “It was honestly a house in the with rosebushes, delphiniums and calla lilies. woods,” Carole McWilliams said. “We started with a courtyard garden in front of the “There was not a shrub on the prophouse,” Carole McWilliams said. “I became so obsessed erty.” with flowers that I went to classes to become a master Now, with the assistance of garden designer Tim gardener.” Stoddard, the property has become a woodland sancAn extensive collection of birdhouses on the propertuary that features an antique rose garden, collections ty draws many bluebirds, wrens, cardinals, finches and of rhododendrons and native azaleas, weeping Katsuowls. ra over a tiered pond, a greenhouse and a barn with a The Dunns started out like the McWilliams famifire pit.

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ly when they bought their property 15 years ago, embracing land that was wild and deer-ravaged, and transforming it with the help of the same garden designer. “The first thing we had to do was create a canvas and take big swipes at the property,” Mike Dunn said. “It went from a lot of work to an act of love.” “Now,” Lee Dunn said, “it’s kind of everything we ever imagSPECIAL ined it could be.” Carole and Jim McWilliams’ five acres is a Railroad-tie rewildlife habitat certified by the Audubon taining walls were Society and The National Wildlife Federation. replaced by tons of stone. The deer probgian aviary. In the Perennial Garden is lem was conquered a metal gazebo from England that will with a custom fence that keeps the forsoon be covered with mandevilla vine. agers out of the rear two-thirds of the Across the lawn, a Jeanne LaJoie rose property. is ready to bloom over the white arbor Around their place, Lee is the garthat was a Mother’s Day gift from the dener. Mike is the hardscape guy. ToDunns’ two sons. gether, they make ever-evolving magTheir little slice of heaven has come ic. together through a combination of viA Harry Lauder’s walking stick flanks sion, determination, and trial and error, an outdoor fireplace with stone seatthe Dunns said. ing. An espaliered apple tree adorns the Or, as Mike Dunn put it, “No fear of entrance to the Kitchen Garden, just being wrong.” around the corner from an antique Bel-

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Nature,” a juried art show at the nature preserve, a small bit of wilderness along Roswell Road. On April 26, the preserve officially opened its first outdoor art show. The nonprofit Blue Heron Nature Preserve offers a community garden, trails, art classes and summer camps at the center's educational lab. The property is also home to the Atlanta Audubon Society and the Little Da Vinci International School. Presented in honor of Earth Day by the Georgia Chapter of the Women Caucus of Art and led by Brookhaven artist Sally Eppstein, the “Art of Nature” exhibit showcases works by a group of artists. The works are spread throughout the grounds of the preserve. Eppstein, vice president of her local women caucus chapter, came to be affiliated with the preserve after donating a totem pole last year. She now is the art director in charge of the gallery on site. The road into the wooded nature preserve crosses a small bridge, the underside of which is host to two ‘wheatpastes,’ images that are printed and then affixed to walls with a gel made of starch and water. The pieces, by Joe Dreher of Atlanta, combine his association with local performance organization Glo Atl and his love for photography. Dreher intends to allow nature to reclaim the walls, as over time the paper will fade and wash away on its own. Claire Evans constructed a dynamic sculpture of twisted bamboo that she suspended from a tall branch in the center of the clearing. She chose to use bamboo

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the relationships of mankind with nature. Continuing into the park, bird masks by artist Hellenne Vermillion peek out from a tree, their empty eyes forming tiny windows into the expanse of the valley beyond them. Crocheted spiderwebs hang from low branches near the trails, constructed by Maxine and George Hess. The path runs alongside a wide and shallow creek and leads to another piece by Rich, an outcropping of felt and plastic straws. Her sculpture resembles coral or some deep sea creature and is soft to the touch. The kids in attendance loved sitting on and interacting with the installation. Just over a bridge, the trail continues down to the last exhibit, a large painting by artist Diana Toma. Several of the guests in attendance are students in Toma’s art classes, and the crowd gathered around her as she discussed her colorful and vibrant painting.

Olesya Vega is a student of hers and said it was her affection for Toma that led her to visit the preserve with her daughters Olivia and Elena. "I love her work and I just had to come and see it," Vega said. "I had never been to the Blue Heron preserve before, and I have fallen in love with this wonderful place." The art show, more of an art walk, brought together many members of the local community who had little knowledge of the preserve’s existence. "I didn't know that all this was here," said Richard Smith, whose wife, Kathy, is a student in Toma’s watercolor class. "This is a place we will come to, it's a gift." The preserve feels like a treasure in the midst of a sprawling neighborhood. It features a stream, sitting areas, lookout points, and plenty of native trees and plants. "God knows the developers will get to it if they can," Richard Smith laughed, shaking his head.

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Left, Atlanta City Councilman Howard Shook, left, honored Benjamin for his project’s success. Above, Benjamin and a volunteer clean signs in his Pine Hills neighborhood.

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REMEMBERING EVA Here are selected remembrances of the woman some friends and political supporters called Sandy Springs’ own “Iron Lady.” “Eva was truly our city mother. Her efforts led to the city’s creation. She cared and nurtured the city, and the strength of our community is due greatly to her unwavering love and devotion to creating something better for us all.” --Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul “Eva Galambos was a pioneer and a champion of bringing smart, local control of government closer to the people. She was tireless in her efforts to establish the city of Sandy Springs and almost singlehandedly brought forth the public-private partnership model, which many municipalities have mirrored. ... Dr. Galambos opened the door for the new municipalities, and we owe her tremendous thanks for helping us create what we have today in Dunwoody.” --Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis “Margaret Thatcher may have been Britain’s ‘Iron Lady,’ but Eva Galambos was the ‘Iron Lady’ of Sandy Springs and all the new cities, including Dunwoody.” --Dunwoody City Councilman Terry Nall

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Friends, family and fans turned out on April 24 to celebrate the life of Eva Galambos, the first mayor of Sandy Springs, who passed away from cancer at the age of 87.



Anne Frank exhibit close to late mayor’s heart BY JON GARGIS Eva Galambos, a part of Sandy Springs’ history, was instrumental in bringing a part of world history to her community here. The exhibit “Anne Frank in the World: 1929-1945,” had once been on display at Kennesaw State University and at the old courthouse in Decatur, but has resided in Sandy Springs since 2010 as a result of the efforts of its first mayor, Galambos. Galambos, mayor until last year, passed away from cancer April 19. In lieu of flowers, Galambos’ family asks supporters to consider making a donation to the Anne Frank exhibit. Contributions should be made to the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, with donations specified that it is for the exhibition and in her memory. Officials said they hope to use the donations to upgrade the exhibit and its facility. “We are looking to use technology to update the exhibition and to add another layer of information, perhaps specific to Georgia,” said Sally Levine, executive director of the commission. Levine said she last saw Galambos at her home this past fall. “We just talked about the work of the commission. That was the last in-person conversation I had with her, so I knew that was important to her,” she said. In 2009 Galambos charged neighbor Gary Alexander with the task of bringing the exhibit to the city. “I was at home watching a ‘Law and Order’ repeat, and the phone rang and it was the mayor,” Alexander said. “She said, ‘Gary, it is Eva. I’m in the middle of a council meeting—you’ve been nominated to bring the Anne Frank exhibit from Decatur to Sandy Springs.

Have a nice evening.” Alexander had his last meeting with Galambos April 17, just two days before her passing. She was to receive the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust’s 2015 Humanitarian Award. In her absence, Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul accepted the award on her behalf. “[Paul and I] went over to her house and she had been in and out of consciousness, and we came in, she recognized Rusty, she recognized me,” Alexander said. “I held her hand and told her I loved her, and she smiled, told me to give my regards to my wife, Sam. She talked to Rusty a little bit, and we gave her the award. “We got ready to leave, and we both hugged each other and cried,” he said, “because we knew we were both saying goodbye to a friend.” Shortly after Galambos’ call to Alexander, he was tapped to be the chairman of the advisory board of the Holocaust commission. A committee was formed and capital was raised. A month later, officials announced that the exhibit would be coming to Sandy Springs. The exhibit, admission to which is free and open to the general public, includes a replica of Anne Frank’s room, daily showings of "The Short Life of Anne Frank,” and more than 600 photographs that tell her story, which culminated with the events of World War II and the Holocaust. Galambos and her husband, Dr. John Galambos, shared a connection to the historical era. He was a Holocaust survivor from Budapest, Hungary. In 1945, he was liberated from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp by U.S. troops. Galambos herself was born in Germany, though her family left before the Holocaust.


Left, then Mayor Eva Galambos cuts the ribbon at the opening of the Anne Frank exhibit in Sandy Springs in 2010.

The exhibit’s arrival to Sandy Springs didn’t mark the end of her support of Holocaust education. “While she was in office, I met with Eva probably every 30 days in her office to talk about the exhibit and what we needed to do to make it stable and bring people in to see it,” Alexander said. Galambos’ efforts to support the exhibit and the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, which sponsors the exhibit on behalf of the state, continued for years to come. She was among those who interviewed Levine for the position of the commission’s executive director. Levine said her interactions with Galambos didn’t stop there. “She took it upon herself as her role, once I took the position, to introduce me to the politicians and the people who we need to work with so that we can continue to follow our mission,” Levine said.

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He added that some people have considered the area dangerous. Others said it was haunted by souls of people who allegedly suffered under the state-run operations. May remembers the old hospital from the 1970s. She said during a twoweek rotation she studied nursing in the hospital, and then she laughed at how long she’s been around Dunwoody. “We moved to the area in ’93, but I went to nursing school in ’76 or ’77, and we came here as part of our rotation,” she said. May noted that many people don’t know about the history of their park. “It was really a remarkable place,” May said, adding that the people who lived in the center worked and lived in what residents now know as a park. Buildings left over from the Georgia Retardation Center included a dormitory building, which Dunwoody approved for demolition earlier this year. The last remaining pieces of the foundation are currently being destroyed. Some Dunwoody residents want a theater building left over from the retardation center to be reopened in the future as a performing arts center. The Dunwoody City Council in April started the process to determine how much it would cost to fix the deteriorating building. A playground and restroom sit across the road. Heading from the North Peachtree entrance past the playground and toward the back of the park, visitors have the skate park. DeKalb County recreation officials installed the skate park before the city of Dunwoody was created. They found they lost money when they charged for admission, Walker said. City officials paid skate park staff for the first year the city operated the facility, he said, then looked for an alternative. Now the skate park is free to use and the building previously used to admit people to the skating area is set to become a concession area, where visitors



Left, Dunwoody Parks Director Brent Walker said Brook Run Park’s master plan, written in 2010, will be updated next year. Feedback from the community will tell the city what kind of amenities to add to the park. Below, the 100-acre park now includes a community garden, an organic area, miles of hiking trails and a new dog park. Bottom, the park also contains a veterans memorial, in place before Dunwoody became a city. Below, left, Treetop Quest operates a zip line and obstacle course in the park. PHOTOS BY ELLEN ELDRIDGE

can purchase drinks and snacks. “Usage shot up,” Walker said. While Brook Run Park had for years provided recreation for families, gardeners, walkers and skaters, nothing really unified and connected the park until its two-mile multiuse trail was completed in 2014. “Skate parks are great, but they’re for a very specific group of people,” Walker said. The multiuse trail provides access to the various sections of the park and it connects the park with the community because anyone can use the trail. “All the slopes are ADA compliant; we want everybody to come out here,” Walker said. “That’s the beautiful thing about the multiuse trail.” Walker said the long-term goal is to connect the 3 ½- mile trail system from Georgetown to Perimeter Mall. And that’s not the end of it. “The ultimate goal is to find a way for us to connect to Sandy Springs to get over to the Ga. 400 trail, which connects to the BeltLine,” he said. “So who knows, one day you might be able to park here and get all the way down to Midtown on a paved pathway,” Walker said.

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Police Blotter

 5400

block of Chamblee-Dunwoody Road—On April 11, theft of articles from a vehicle was reported.

From police reports dated April 10 through 23.

 5400

block of Mount Vernon Way— On April 12, larceny was reported.

The following information was pulled from Dunwoody’s Police-to-Citizen Portal Event Search website and is presumed to be accurate.

 2300

block of North Peachtree Way— On April 13, theft of articles from a vehicle was reported.

ROBBERY  2200

block of Dunwoody Crossing— On April 17, a robbery of a residence with a gun was reported.

 First

block of Perimeter Center East— On April 20, robbery of a residence with a gun was reported.

 4300

block of North Peachtree Road— On April 23, robbery of a business with a gun was reported.

BURGLA RY  2000

block of Asbury Square—On April 15, burglary was reported.

 3100

block of Asbury Square—On April 15, burglary was reported.

 3300

block of Asbury Square—On April 15, burglary was reported twice.

 2300

block of Dunwoody Crossing— On April 15, burglary was reported.

 First

block of Dunwoody Park—On April 16, burglary was reported.

 First

block of Perimeter Center East— On April 17, burglary was reported twice.

 First block of Perimeter Center Place—

On April 23, burglary was reported twice.

 100

block of Perimeter Trace—On April 17, burglary was reported.

 6000

block of Azalea Garden Drive— On April 20, burglary was reported.

 6600

block of Peachtree-Industrial Boulevard—On April 22, burglary was reported.

 2400

block of Glenbonnie Drive—On April 13, larceny was reported.

 2400

block of Dunwoody Hollow Drive—On April 23, burglary of a residence was reported.


block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On March 27, shoplifting was reported.

 4300

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On April 10, 12, 13, 16, 21 shoplifting was reported and on April 15 and 21, arrests were made for shoplifting.

 4400

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On April 10, 13, 14 and 23 incidents of shoplifting were reported; On April 10, 14 and 23 arrests were made; On April 19, theft of articles from a vehicle was reported twice.

 4500

April 14, theft by receiving stolen property was reported and an arrest was made.

 5300

block of Abercorn Avenue—On April 16, theft of parts from a vehicle was reported.

 4000

block of Dunwoody Park—On April 16, larceny from a building was reported and an arrest was made.

 300 block of Perimeter Center North—

On April 16, larceny was reported.

 100

block of Perimeter Center Place— On April 17, an arrest was made for shoplifting; On April 20, theft of articles from a vehicle was reported.

block of Perimeter Center Parkway—On April 17 and 19, theft Read more of the of articles from Police Blotter online at a vehicle was ported.

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On April 11, shoplifting was reported and an arrest was made; On April 20, theft of articles from a vehicle was reported.

 4600

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On April 11, theft of articles from a vehicle was reported twice.

 4700

 4400 block of Huntington Circle—On

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—Reports of shoplifting were made on April 10, 11, 15, 17, 20, 21 and 23. Arrests were made in connection with shoplifting reports on April 10, 11, 15, 17, 20, 21 and 23.

 200

 2200

block of Dunwoody Crossing— On April 18, larceny was reported.

 8000

block of Madison Drive—On April 19, larceny was reported.

 1100

block of Hammond Drive—On April 19, larceny was reported.

 5600

block of Woodsong Trail—On April 20, theft of articles from a vehicle was reported.

 4700

block of Cambridge Drive—On April 20, theft of articles from a vehicle

was reported.

A S S A U LT  100

block of Azalea Garden Drive— On April 10, family battery was reported.

 100

block of Perimeter Trace—On April 12, family assault was reported.

 4000

block of Dunwoody Park—On April 12, aggravated assault and battery with a weapon was reported; On April 13, an arrest was made for aggravated assault and battery with a weapon.

 1800

block of Cotillion Drive—On April 12 and 13, family battery was reported.

 6800

block of Peachtree-Industrial Boulevard—On April 12, simple assault and battery was reported.

 4500

block of Olde Perimeter Way— On April 15, aggravated stalking was reported.

 12,000

block of Madison Drive—On April 17, aggravated assault and battery with a weapon was reported and an arrest was made.

 8000

block of Madison Drive—On April 19, family batter was reported.

 4400

block of Tilly Mill Road—On April 19, an arrest was made for kidnapping of a minor.

 4300

block of Charleston Place—On April 20, family battery was reported and an arrest was made.

 2900

block of Wintercrest Way—On April 21, aggravated assault and battery with a gun was reported.

 4400

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On April 22, assault by intimidation was reported.

 2100

block of Peachford Circle—On April 23, harassing communications were reported. CONTINUED ON PAGE 30


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Dunwoody Police Blotter CONTINUED FROM PAGE 29

 100 block of Azalea Garden Drive—On April 10, crim-


inal trespassing was reported and an arrest was made.

 6800

block of Peachtree-Industrial Boulevard—On April 10, damage to private property was reported.

 Ga.

285 at Ashford-Dunwoody—On April 12, an arrest was made for driving while unlicensed during a traffic stop for speeding.

 First

block of Perimeter Center East—On April 10, disorderly conduct was reported and an arrest was made; arrests were made for probation violation on April 10, 15, 17, 18 and 21; On April 10, an arrest was made for failure to appear.

 Ga.

285 at Chamblee-Dunwoody Road—On April 15, an arrest was made for speeding.

 Peachtree-Industrial

Boulevard at Tilly Mill Road— On April 13, an arrest was made for driving without a license.

 5400

block of Chamblee-Dunwoody Road—On April 10, an arrest was made for passing in a no passing zone.

 4400

block of Chamblee-Dunwoody Road—On April 13, a wanted person was located and arrested.

 4700

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On April 10, damage to private property was reported; On April 19, disorderly conduct was reported; On April 22, an arrest was made for DUI.

 9300

block of Peachford Circle—On April 14, an arrest was made for possession of marijuana.

 4400

block of Ashford-Dunwoody Road—On April 14, an arrest was made for driving while license was suspended or revoked and not having insurance; On April 22, an arrest was made for duisorderly under the influence.

 1400

block of Meadow Lane Road—On April 15, a wanted person was located and arrested.

 4700

block of Peachtree Road—On April 16, damage to private property was reported; On April 18, arrests were made for disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana.

 4500

block of Chamblee-Dunwoody Road—On April 16, an arrest was made for possession of marijuana. 1700 block of Womack Road—On April 23, a wanted person was located and arrested.

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