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MAY 2 — MAY 15, 2014 • VOL. 8 — NO. 9

Spending time making our city look fine Learn life’s lessons from golf, says instructor MAKING A DIFFERENCE 8

Sizzling market Townhomes, condos selling quickly HOME & REAL ESTATE 9-11

Dining Out Small plates are king at ‘Seven Lamps’

PHOTOS BY PHIL MOSIER

RESTAURANTS 18-19

Young and old took part in the 12th annual Volunteer for a Better Sandy Springs Day on April 26, participating in beautifying areas around the city. Left, Katherine Freeman, standing, and Maggie Ehrlich, plant ornamental grass at Big Trees Forest Preserve off Roswell Road. Above, Sharon Gilbert weeds a flower bed at the Ison Springs Elementary School entrance. Another photo on page 12.

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Riverwood exploring new building options

Expert: City Center may set green space standard

BY ANN MARIE QUILL

SANDY SPRINGS/PERIMETER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

BY ANN MARIE QUILL

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School and business leaders say that innovation and communication will be key as discussions to possibly build a new Riverwood International Charter School start to take shape. “We have an opportunity to start with a clean sheet of paper,” said Principal Robert Shaw at an April 26 forum in the high school auditorium.

“Money does grow on trees” was the message at a Sandy Springs Conservancy dinner on April 24. Keynote speaker Ed McMahon, who holds the Charles E. Fraser Chair on Sustainable Development at the Urban Land Institute in Washington, discussed how cities can up their worth by adding and preserving green space.

SEE RIVERWOOD CHARTER, PAGE 23

SEE CONSERVANCY SPEAKER, PAGE 2

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05-02-2014 Sandy Springs Reporter