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MAY 31 — JUNE 13, 2013 • VOL. 4 — NO. 11

Residents dismiss lawsuit against park trail

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We love this day

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Perimeter Business Ariana Wright, 8, along with her brother Joshua, 3, enjoy the Memorial Day festivities at Brook Run Park on May 27. The two youngsters attended the “We Remember” ceremony with their grandmother, as they waved American flags, watched the U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard, and listened to speeches by Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis and other local dignitaries. More photos on page 5.

Transportation issues still a hot topic PAGES 9-15

Selfless act Volunteers prepare dead for Jewish burial FAITH 20

Home alone Police program keeps an eye on residences

PHIL MOSIER

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Dog park plan criticized BY MELISSA WEINMAN AND JOE EARLE

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As the city of Dunwoody prepares to move the dog park in Brook Run Park, officials are asking dog owners for their input to see what features they would like to see included in the design. But some dog owners say they don’t want to see any changes at all. “We’re desperate to see it stay where it is,” dog owner Chantal Anderson told members of Dunwoody City Council on May 28. “Just keep our park, please. ... For us, it’s a social thing. We don’t go to bars so we hang out at the dog park.” SEE CITY SEEKS, PAGE 2

Tucked away, Lakeview Oaks offers haven to those who find it BY JOE EARLE

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Lakeview Oaks might Where You seem easy to Live overlook. To find it, you drive down a winding, magnolia-shaded Dunwoody street and when you get to what seems like the end, you cross a little, two-lane bridge. Suddenly, you find yourself on a private street among a cluster of one-story and two-story homes surrounding a couple of small ponds and shadowed by the SEE LAKEVIEW OAKS, PAGE 4

JOE EARLE

Brenda Strickland, Lakeview Oaks’ homeowners association president, with husband John, says her area is like “going into Brigadoon.”

05-31-2013 Dunwoody Reporter