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Kiran Judge pets Bingo during the “Doggie Daze” event at Blue Heron Nature Preserve on Roswell Road on July 15. The event let visitors explore the preserve with their pets and adopt or foster a dog as well.

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BeltLine trail may soon enter Buckhead BY EVELYN ANDREWS evelyn@reporternewspapers.net The Atlanta BeltLine may soon extend into the southeast portion of Buckhead. Plans for that portion of the trail, called the Northeast Trail, were presented at a public meeting July 13. The Northeast Trail would be the second segment of the BeltLine to be built in Buckhead following the completed Northside Trail near Piedmont Hospital. BeltLine planners propose working with Georgia Power Co. to pave an existing interim hiking trail from Ansley Mall in Midtown to Mayson Street, just past I-85 on the Buckhead border. The trail would cross the Buford-Spring Connector on an existing rail bridge and pass through an existing tunnel under I-85. Room for a future streetcar rail is planned to run along the trail. The trail would be part of the larger BeltLine plan, which proposes a loop of 22 miles of streetcar route, 33 miles of multiuse trail and 2,000 acres of parks, accord-


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Shepherd Center calls for fixes to nearby sidewalks BY EVELYN ANDREWS evelyn@reporternewspapers.net

Sidewalks providing access to the Shepherd Center on Peachtree Road are damaged, and wheelchair-using patients say it makes their commute to the spinal cord and brain injury hospital dangerous. City officials say they’re looking at the issues, but it remains unclear who is responsible for fixing any problems. “The sidewalks on Peachtree [Road] are a travesty. Peachtree is Atlanta’s supposedly premiere street and the one the world knows us by,” said James Shepherd, the See SHEPHERD on page 14

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Right: The Henri’s Bakery sign being removed from its former location in June after the bakery moved to Andrews Square.

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The iconic Henri’s Bakery sign may move with the shop to its new location, with help from the Atlanta City Council. The bakery has moved to Andrews Square after being located at 61 Irby Ave. for more than 50 years. The owners quickly learned it was against city code to install the historic metal roof sign at the bakery’s new location. “We knew early on there was no real pathway to get the sign to the new location,” said a member of the family operating the bakery, who asked not to be identified. Henri’s Bakery announced in 2015 it sold the Irby Avenue property to a developer to build a mixed-use redevelopment. The bakery is now located in a temporary suite in Andrews Square, a mall on East Andrews Drive that is undergoing redevelopment by national mall developer EDENS, while its permanent location in the mall is still being reconfigured. “Having the sign is definitely something the customers have asked for,” the bakery spokesperson said. “It’s a symbol of the old Buckhead and it has nostalgic feeling for a lot of people.” Roof signs are not permitted in Buckhead Village District, so the bakery would not be able to get a permit for the sign without an amendment to city code. District 8 Councilmember Yolanda Adrean stepped in to help out. She drafted the ordinance after being asked by the bakery owners for help, she said, and it will go before the Atlanta City Council in August or September. Adrean, who represents the district that includes both the new and old Henri’s locations, said it is a significant business to the area and the community would benefit from allowing the bakery


to move the sign to the new location. “I thought it was worth the exception, given the long history it has in our neighborhood,” Adrean said. The Buckhead Village SPI-9 zoning district currently allows a wide variety of signs, including on walls and posts, but not roof signs. Roof signs are prohibited to limit driver distraction and for aesthetic reasons, the city’s sign ordinance states. If the ordinance is passed by City Council, “historic iconic signs” will be permitted in the Buckhead Village District. The ordinance is narrowly tailored to the Henri’s Bakery sign, but could be applied to other signs if they meet the requirements. To be permitted, a roof sign and establishment would have to have existed for at least 40 years prior to the creation of the Buckhead Village District. The sign would also have to be preserved in its historic form without major changes, but owners would be able to perform repairs and normal maintenance on the sign. The ordinance states that the sign has existed since Henri’s opened at the 61 Irby Ave. location 50 years ago and “is an icon in the Buckhead neighborhood and possesses historic significance that should be preserved if possible.” The bakery hopes to open its permanent location in Andrews Square in early August. The sign, currently in storage, won’t come along until a month or two later, and the bakery will have its official grand opening then, probably around late September, according to the family member. The move will be welcomed by the owners, the spokesperson said, as the bakery can only bake about 75 percent of what they normally bake due to not having enough space in the temporary location. The new location will have also two patios and an interior courtyard. BH

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The Buckhead Coalition announced July 17 it will donate $8,000 to Hospice Atlanta, the Atlanta Speech School and Atlanta Triangle Club raised through the advertising in the group’s annual publication, the Buckhead Guidebook. The Atlanta Speech School educates children and adults with speech, hearing, language or learning disabilities. Triangle Club is a nonprofit that provides assistance to recovering drug and alcohol addicts. For 23 years, the coalition has donated proceeds from the Buckhead Guidebook, a book with information on virtually every amenity in the neighborhood. The coalition has donated $429,000 to various community organizations since it was formed in 1988, according to a press release.



The city of Atlanta honored businesses for reducing energy and water consumption at a ceremony July 12, and the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead was awarded an MVP award. The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge held its annual recognition event for the program that challenges participating commercial buildings to reduce energy and water consumption by 20 percent by 2020. The MVP award was given to participants that are top performers and also strong advocates for the challenge and for reducing energy consumption, according to a press release. The challenge is led by the city’s Office of Resilience in partnership with Livable Buckhead, Central Atlanta Progress, Southface and Midtown Alliance. Several other Buckhead buildings were recognized as top performers in the challenge, including Gallery Condominium, Lenox Square Mall, One Alliance Center, One Buckhead Plaza, The Pinnacle, Tower Place 100 and Westminster Schools, the press release announced. Atlanta was one of the first cities selected by President Barack Obama in 2011 to participate in this U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge program, which has since expanded throughout the country, according to the release. Approximately 39 percent of buildings participating in the challenge have met the 20 percent water reduction goal, three years ahead of the 2020 deadline, the press release said.


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Russell Honderd stays busy on a recent day at the Brookhaven Farmers Market selling produce from King of Crops, a farm owned by the popular frozen treat company, King of Pops.

A local ‘King’ of fresh food and frozen treats BY DYANA BAGBY dyanabagby@reporternewspapers.net

Russell Honderd pinched off a piece of red pepper and popped it into his mouth. “These are some of the sweetest peppers we have,” he said, standing behind a box of the red peppers mixed with plump pimento peppers and another box filled with baby carrots with lush green stems. A scale was hanging over his shoulder. Honderd, the 31-year-old son of wellknown Brookhaven residents Betsy Eggers and Jack Honderd, was at a recent Brookhaven Farmers Market selling the veggies, some wildflowers, and likely the most popular product on his menu — King of Pops frozen treats. He kept them stored in a refrigerated cart and topped with a signature rainbow umbrella.

The vegetables are grown at the King of Crops farm located in Winston, a city in Douglas County about 30 miles west of Atlanta. Honderd manages the farm, which produces produce for sale and for use in the pops, which now are sold throughout the Southeast. At the farm, King of Pops founders Nick and Steve Carse are undertaking a large-scale effort to grow local, organic produce to use in the making of their frozen pops, Honderd said. The 68-acre farm, purchased in 2014 by King of Pops, is undergoing some major infrastructure work under Honderd’s direction in order to grow a variety of organic fresh fruits and vegetables as part of a business plan to expand to “new projects creating an example of

how business and environmental stewardship can benefit from one another.” Seasonal crops at King of Crops include lettuce; arugula; slicer- and cherrysized tomatoes; sweet and hot peppers; eggplant; sugar snap peas; strawberries; blueberries; blackberries; melons; assorted herbs; ginger; lemongrass; kale; collard greens and cucumbers. “We grow fruits for pops,” Honderd said when asked what he tells people what he does for a living. Cucumbers grown on the farm are used to create Honderd’s favorite pop, the cucumber-lime pop. “I love it. It is so refreshing,” he said. “It’s definitely my favorite right now.” King of Crops also has a salad club and grows produce people can buy specifically

for salads. Customers can pick up the produce at the Brookhaven Farmers Market, the Ponce City Farmers Market or Decatur Farmers Market (although on this recent Saturday in Brookhaven there were no pickings because recent heavy rain had washed away the salad options). Selling at local farmer markets is one way for the King of Crops to create some revenue as it creates the infrastructure needed for the large-scale farm effort, Honderd said, and gives him and others a chance to tell people about what they are doing. “I really enjoy going to farmers markets and talking about what we are doing, meeting people ... it’s a great feeling,” he said. “Farming is filled with long days Continued on page 6

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Bike share momentum growing in Perimeter area BY EVELYN ANDREWS evelyn@reporternewspapers.net

Bicycle share stations, which allow users to rent a bike for a fee from an automated kiosk or from a smartphone app, are gaining momentum in Atlanta and the Perimeter area. The Relay Bike Share system opened two new stations in Buckhead in midJuly, a partnership with MARTA was launched July 14 and the system was expanded by 500 bikes in April. Private bike shares have also opened in the Perimeter area, including ones at the Perimeter Summit office complex in Brookhaven and the Concourse Corporate Center in Sandy Springs. They operate on private property and are unavailable to the public. Atlanta’s Chief Bicycle Officer Becky Katz oversaw the Relay Bike Share 100bike launch in May 2016. Since then, the program has been expanded to 500 bikes at 65 stations throughout Atlanta, but none were installed in Buckhead until July 2017. Within the next five years, Katz expects the number of bikes to balloon to 1,000 at 130 stations throughout the city. To determine where the bikes will go, Katz and the other city officials rely on public input about where residents

want bikes and what routes they want to take. Katz also takes into account the number of residential and commercial buildings around the area and what transit options are close by. One goal of the bike share system is to provide what’s called “last-mile connectivity,” which is getting a transit rider from a station or stop to his or her destination. To help accomplish last-mile connectivity, the Relay Bike Share program has partnered with MARTA to provide bike maintenance stations and bike racks at all MARTA stations. Actual bike share stations are open only at seven MARTA stations so far. A Relay Bike Share station will open in the coming weeks at the Lenox MARTA station. Bike racks have been placed inside MARTA stations because people feel safer locking bikes within the MARTA gates, but it is important for the bike rental stations be outside of MARTA stations so that people not riding the train can also rent the bikes, Katz said. Providing bike shares at Perimeter-area MARTA stations is also on the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts’ radar. Ann Hanlon, the executive director of the PCIDs, said the organization wants to help make the area more bike friendly. “We are very fortunate to have three

rail stations in our area, and making er Place and the Lenox MARTA stations them easier to get to is definitely one of to improve last-mile connectivity. The our priorities,” Hanlon said. two office buildings are off Piedmont Getting bike share stations to Buckhead Road and close to the MARTA station, took longer because it required signing liso adding bike share stations to them censing agreements with private properwill allow people to get from the train ty owners, Katz said. But placing them on Continued on page 7 private property is important in Buckhead because there is limited public right of way on which to place them, she said. The support of Buckhead residents’ helped encourage Atlanta to get bike shares in Buckhead and Denise Starling, the executive director of Livable Buckhead, was an integral force in getting the private businesses on board and bringing the bike share stations to the neighborhood, Katz said. Starling said Livable Buckhead has been working on attracting the bike share stations ZAGSTER to the neighborhood Zagster bike share stations similar to this one in for several months, and Indiana have been installed around the Perimeter choose the locations at Summit office, residential and hotel complex in Brookhaven for use by tenants and hotel guests. Piedmont Center, Tow-

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tally sustainable mission of King of Pops, and hard work and it’s Honderd said. It grows rejuvenating to feel and sells only plants support from people.” native to Georgia, with One of the biggest the edible varieties inshortcomings to farmtended for people to ers markets, Honderd plant as what he called said, is the idea that “food landscapes.” they are only accessi“For the last 50 to 60 ble to “certain people.” years, it’s been about “They are seen as trying to make foods a being for a niche cheap at the expense Russell Honderd. crowd, wealthy peoof farm workers ... and ple, a fad,” he said. “We consumers are suffering more,” he said. really need to get more involvement “There are a lot of different ways we and support from all people.” can change food systems,” he added. “It is Living and working on a farm is a nata lot of work in order to affect change ... ural career move for Honderd, whose but you got to take the first steps.” parents are both advocates for protectAnd some of those steps are taking ing the environment. Eggers is chair of place on a pop farm. the Peachtree Creek Greenway, a planned For more information about King of new city park and trail system, and HonCrops, visit kingofcrops.com. derd is an architect and developer. “When I was a boy [in Brookhaven] I spent a lot of time playing with my brother on a creek that ran through our back yard, and that’s where I really fell in love with being outside,” Honderd said. “I developed a passion for environmental sustainability — it was really wonderful.” The small creek ran next to the Brookhaven Library in what’s now known as Fernwood Park and drained by Apple Valley Road and then to Tugaloo Drive, he remembered. “We could trudge through it ... it was a fun place to explore and we were given access to all our neighbors,” he said. Now, living and working on a farm fulfills what he sees as being important in life: environmental sustainability, social justice and access to food. A nursery at the farm is also keeping with the environmen-

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Bike share momentum growing in Perimeter area how to use them, and will also publish route suggestions to give people an idea of how they could improve their commute. Officials with the Atlanta program also aim to make the bike share system equitable and available to a wide variety of people by placing bikes throughout the city. They also introduced in April reduced membership pricing for ISADORA PENNINGTON Atlanta’s chief bicycle officer, Becky Katz, at the April community members that event to kick off the Relay Bike Share expansion. receive Supplemental Nutritional Assistance ProContinued from page 5 gram benefits, so lower-income people could more easily rent bikes. station to work much easier, she said. “We want the bikes to be accessible PATH400, especially after it eventually to everyone,” Katz said. connects to the Atlanta BeltLine, makes a SNAP recipients receive a discounted Buckhead “a great place to ride,” Katz said. rate of a $5 monthly membership, comStarling said Buckhead residents she pared to the $15 regular monthly fee. An has heard from have been excited, but she annual membership is also available for and others involved with the program have $10 a month, and individual rides are to evaluate the program’s success and us$3.50 for 30 minutes. Riders can pay by age data before deciding to add more. credit card at the bike station or on the “Buckhead is not as bike-friendly as othSocial Bicycles smartphone app. To find a er communities in Atlanta,” Starling said. bike, visit relaybikeshare.com/map. Starling said Livable Buckhead will Starling said Livable Buckhead dedo awareness and education campaigns liberately waited to be a part of the so people know where the bikes are and



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city’s system instead of trying to implement other bike share stations. “You get more out of it in a bigger system,” she said. In recent months, “rogue” bike shares, or bicycle rental companies not operated in conjunction with the city but are placed on public property, have popped up in Midtown. “We think competition is good, but all operators need to be held to the same level of service,” Katz said. They need to be equitably distributed and properly insured, she said. The companies often require hefty deposits, making them not available to everyone, she said. If people have trouble with using them or if, for example, they are left on public property blocking sidewalks, they “could give bike share a bad name,” she said. If private bike share companies are only on private property, it is up to the property owner to enforce the rules and regulate the companies, she said. Hanlon said the PCIDs have every option on the table for improving residents’ and employees’ commutes, including bike share. There are a couple of private bike share stations for tenants of the complexes at Perimeter Summit in Brookhaven and at Concourse Corporate Center in Sandy Springs, home to the iconic pair of skyscrapers often

called the “King and Queen,” Hanlon said. She believes a blend of these private and public bike shares would probably be the best way to get people riding bikes. A spokesperson for Perimeter Summit’s management company, Seven Oaks, said the office, residential and hotel complex uses a company called Zagster, which has partnered with city governments and several universities. The bike share at Perimeter Summit is only available to hotel guests, residents and office building tenants who must use a special access code. The bike share systems at Concourse are also only accessible to tenants and operate in a similar way. They are located outside of several of the complex’s buildings. Zagster, a Massachusetts-based company, said in 2016 it has sent a proposal to Sandy Springs to partner with Zagster to install public bike share stations around the city. Zagster has already has partnered with Smyrna, Alpharetta and Kennesaw’s Town Center Community Improvement District to install systems. If the Perimeter area was able to get bike share stations, Hanlon said it could bring business and workers to the area. “It would be hugely important in bringing business here and in getting employees to want to come here,” she said.


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Book honors endangered houses of Historic Brookhaven BY JOHN RUCH johnruch@reporternewspapers.net

A new coffee-table book honors the houses of Historic Brookhaven — and immortalizes them before more are lost to redevelopment.

“The Storied Houses of Historic Brookhaven” features more than 90 houses in the historic neighborhood that straddles Brookhaven and Buckhead, centered on the Capital City Club golf course. The limited-edition book is the product of several years of work by

a committee of the Historic Brookhaven Neighborhood Association. “There are definitely houses that are gone or were significantly remodeled — so remodeled that they’re no longer recognizable as historical — in those three or four years,” said Richard Diedrich, a Historic Brookhaven resident and author of coffee-table books about golf courses, who penned the book. The book project is focused on a smaller area within Historic Brookhaven

— the official Historic District that has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1986. It’s roughly bounded by East Brookhaven Drive and Peachtree, Vermont and Winall Down roads. That core neighborhood dates back to a 1910 plan for the Capital City Club — then called the Brookhaven Country Club — in an area of summer cottages. A community called Brookhaven Estates was plotted around the club’s borders, soon followed by two other subdivisions.


Author Richard Diedrich’s own house at 8 Brookhaven Drive, above, dates to 1925 and is featured in his book. Below, a watercolor of the front door.

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Houses dating from 1910 to 1942 are now part of the Historic District. The National Register designation offers recognition and eligibility for preservation-related grants and tax credits, but does not protect buildings from demolition. About 150 historic homes remain in Historic Brookhaven, but at least 50 others have been demolished or heavily altered since the Historic District designation, Diedrich and the neighborhood association estimate. Raising awareness of the houses’ historic value was a main inspiration for the book when resident Mike Elliot approached Diedrich several years ago about writing it.

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Above, the house at 10 Brookhaven Drive in Historic Brookhaven. Right, a watercolor of the front door.

Writing, photographing and producing the book was a challenge taking years of devoted effort by the committee. Members have previously said they had to raise over $25,000 in business sponsorships and book subscriptions from homeowners to make the project happen. “At the time, we were selling a vision,” said Diedrich, declining to reveal the book project’s final cost. The result is a 146-page, oversized book packed with profiles of houses, describing the history and architecture of many, along with some personal memories. Photos of the houses are in many cases accompanied by watercolors painted by Diedrich that highlight the front doors or entryways – among the unique parts of the houses, he writes. Among the particularly notable houses is 3970 East Brookhaven Drive, whose architect was Phillip Trammell Shutze, the designer of the Atlanta History Center’s famous Swan House and many other prominent Atlanta buildings. The Capital City Club gets its own section, and the book includes context about the area’s history and diverse architecture, as well as some notes on today’s new housing in the neighborhood. Diedrich said other historic neighbor-

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Kitchens. Baths. Porches & Decks. Basements. Patios. Additions. hoods in metro Atlanta could consider creating such a book. He noted Druid Hills as a very similar community, with its golf club, historic houses and varied architecture. “They all have the problem of historic houses being razed and being replaced,” Diedrich said of metro Atlanta’s historic neighborhoods. “It’s really a more pervasive problem than [only in] Brookhaven.” “The Storied Houses of Historic Brookhaven” was delivered to subscribers in June. Anyone can buy a copy, while supplies last, for $85 via brookhavenlibretto.com and soon at the UPS Store at 4062 Peachtree Road in Brookhaven. Diedrich said he will attend three book-signings in September, including at the Decatur Book Festival.

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Commentary / For great public art, craft a great public policy Editor’s Note: Public art is a rising priority in local cities, but sometimes comes with disputes about lack of transparency in how the art is selected and placed. The city of Brookhaven is about to relocate its new “Young Girl’s Statue for Peace,” a memorial to Korean women sexually trafficked by the Japanese military in World War II, from one park to another following a threatened lawsuit over the lack of public input in its placement. The partial disassembly of Buckhead’s iconic sculpture “The Storyteller” and its relocation from a city park to the local library have drawn criticisms from the artist and civic leaders. Meanwhile, the city of Sandy Springs recently created detailed policies on how it will solicit, accept and display public art as it prepares to open its arts-oriented City Springs civic center next year. The nonprofit Art Sandy Springs plays a key role in that process. Reporter Newspapers asked Cheri Morris of Art Sandy Springs to explain the goals and strategies in crafting a municipal public art policy. The Atlanta metro area has, in recent discomfort. Controversy that promotes the years, begun to energetically embrace pubprogress of humanity, as did Michelangelo, lic art as a means of creating community or spurs thought and public discourse, can and enhancing quality of life. be a very good thing. Much of the work is being done by nonBut some controversy is unnecessary profit organizations. Living Walls has faciland counterproductive, and can be avoiditated over 100 public murals throughout ed with forethought and planning. Atlanta the region. The Atlanta BeltLine hosts the has seen mural art removed by neighbors annual Art on the BeltLine, with more than who felt it was just 100 fine and performing arts components. too bioArt Sandy Springs has for the last 10 years donated sculptures and murals to the city of Sandy Springs through its program known as “ArtSS in the Open.” The most noteworthy of these is the iconic Playable Art Park created in concert with Sandy Springs Conservancy. Local governments are beginning to add their power to the burgeoning public art scene, with an eye to creating their own unique sense of place and supporting economic development. Cities such as Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Duluth, Roswell, Sandy Springs and Suwannee have created public art programs, each with a distinct mission appropriate to its geography. Art does not come without controversy. Indeed, MiDYANA BAGBY chelangelo, the great Italian Jeff Beal and Cindy “Rodeo” Steedle sculptor and painter, was take a look at the “comfort women” quite controversial in his day memorial in its soon to be former home at for celebrating the musculaBrookhaven’s Blackburn Park II in July. ture of the human form at a time when virtually all art was liturgical and created in celebration of logically explicit. Some art purchased for the divine. parks has been disassembled and split into Some art is intended to be controverdifferent ownership, surprising and disapsial, to create public discourse about a subpointing the artist. ject the artist believes should be explored. A Many good souls are working to fill recent example is the “Fearless Girl,” a statour city with beauty and to do so with as ue of a girl staring down the famous snortfew stumbles as possible. The city of Saning bronze bull on Wall Street, sponsored dy Springs can be held up as a great examby a large financial institution to make a ple of thoughtfully approaching its public statement in support of gender equity in art program with carefully crafted goals, the financial industry. strategies, criteria and policy. The program On the local front, the “comfort womis embedded in city policy and is being imen” statue in Brookhaven makes a strong plemented through a memorandum of unsocial commentary that is creating some derstanding with Art Sandy Springs.

The first step was to incorporate public art into the city’s Comprehensive Plan and to include discussion in the extensive public meetings around that

Cheri Morris

is past president of Art Sandy Springs and chairs the organization’s “ArtSS in the Open” public art program. She also develops, leases, owns, manages and consults on mixeduse communities, with a focus on downtown revitalizations.

planning process. The Comp Plan calls for creation of a more detailed Public Art Plan to establish everything from criteria for what is judged as art, to potential locations of art pieces in city-owned open spaces, to a plan of action to procure and place those pieces in the coming years. The public art plan will be fulfilled in part by an annual sculpture competition, managed by Art Sandy Springs. Annual finalists will be displayed in the park at City Springs, with public comment invited. And each year’s winners will be transported to their permanent homes in the city’s parks and open spaces. The city also has established a Public Art Policy, including the criteria and proBH

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Children climb on a sculpture during the 2014 opening of Sandy Springs’ Playable Art Park on Abernathy Road.



OFF Grand Opening Special No Coupon Needed, Walk in or Pre-Appointment cedures for acceptance, conservancy and divestiture of gifts in parks and open spaces. Art Sandy Springs will assist the city in evaluating potential donations of public art and will work with the donors to tie their ideas into the city’s Public Art Plan. On its part, Art Sandy Springs brings 10 years of learning to the process of procuring public art. The Playable Art Park took almost two years to bring to fruition from a well-structured call for entries, to community participation in the screening process, to review of the entries by art conservators for maintenance issues and playground experts for safety. We conducted several focus groups of children who went through the entries to comment on playability. And then we brought in highly credentialed art experts for the final judging. This group included the objects conservator of the High Museum, the head of the sculpture department at the Savannah College for Art and Design-Atlanta, the sculpture conservator of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and

others. One of my greatest joys is that, of the six winners selected by the judges, five were also in the top picks of the children. Whereas Art Sandy Springs functioned independently in its first 10 years, the city and the organization found it wise to create a partnership in which the city embraces and fortifies the awareness of art, sets clear expectations and procedures within which to work, and empowers the subject matter experts at Art Sandy Springs to bring its volunteer resources to perform the painstaking work that is not within the reality of government. The tools that have been put in place do not assure that there will be no controversy. Surely someone won’t think a certain sculpture is pretty or a mosaic is wonderful. And it is not out of the question that the city may someday choose to own a piece of art that is intended to provoke thought or create dialogue. However, we can be assured that controversy won’t come from hurt feelings, or art content that is simply outside societal norms.


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spaces. Some suggestions given by the public include using them as areas to rest and drink water or allowing food trucks to park on the spaces. Anything done on the pads has to be temporary or easily removable or Georgia Power will not allow it, Strychalski said. Chris Iverson, an Ansley Mall area resident, said he is excited about the prospect of having the trail begin earlier than expected, and is looking forward to having a paved trail to make bicycling easier. Matt Moreland, a Lindbergh area resident, said he is happy to hear trails closer to him may move forward, and he hopes BeltLine officials are able to reach an agreement with Georgia Power. “I hope they get it all worked out and some progress can happen soon,” he said. The plans and negotiations are still in the early stages with no concrete designs, and officials are urging the public to submit comments and suggestions, including where planners should create access points to the trail. Comments can be submitted by contacting engage@atlantabeltline.org. The organizers have posted the July 13 presentation online.


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“I have not had much success,” Curtis said. center’s co-founder and board chairman. Cruz-Benton said the city is working to “This is a decades-old problem that needs improve ATL311 by consolidating work orto be addressed.” der systems for the Departments of Public On a recent visit, Reporter NewspaWorks and Watershed Management “for a pers saw a sign blocking a sidewalk on streamlined approach.” Lindbergh Drive near Peachtree Road -“The ATL311 customer service team a problem a wheelchair-using Shepherd does not close out service requests beCenter also complained about -- and the fore they are resolved,” Cruz-Benton nearest crosswalk covered by two metal said. “Providing exemplary customer plates with a hole between them. service to City of Atlanta residents and Christina Cruz-Benton, a city spokesvisitors is very important. That is why person, later said the Department of PubMayor [Kasim] Reed launched the 311 lic Works removed the sign. Cruz-Benton Customer Service System in 2014.” also said that Peachtree Road sidewalk Jarvis Brown, who operates an elecrepairs must be done by the Georgia Detric wheelchair and goes to the Shepherd partment of Transportation, because the Center’s pharmacy often, said he has also road is a state route. had trouble getting to the hospital from A GDOT spokesperson, Natalie Dale, the Lindbergh area. Brown said trying to said the state agency only performs navigate Peachtree Road to get to the hossidewalk work as a part of larger road pital is “difficult and dangerous” because projects. “We look to the city to mainof the cracks, potholes and other damage. tain sidewalks within their jurisdicConstruction in Buckhead also doesn’t tion,” Dale said in an email. help, he said, because often sidewalks In addition, area City Councilmemcan be blocked. Sometimes construction ber Howard Shook plans to document workers assist him, if they are on the job. sidewalk conditions as part of a planned “If there are no workers around, you’re walk-through of his district. pretty much on your A Shepherd Cenown,” Brown said. ter spokesperson Shepherd said he said they have tried has been advocating for many years to for improved sideget sidewalks fixed walk safety and reand were told by the pairs since the hoscity some sidewalks pital opened at 2020 along Peachtree Road Peachtree Road in in front of businessBuckhead in 1982. es are the responsi“There are many bility of the property wheelchair-users and owners to maintain, medical patients on so the hospital last canes or with limited fall repaired the sidemobility,” said Shepwalks in front of its herd, who was parproperty. alyzed in the 1970s. “Now, the sidewalks “Pedestrian safety is along Shepherd Cenparamount everyter’s property — from where but particularly the Piedmont Hospiin this hallmark cortal property line to the ridor … Our curb cuts bus stop just north of spill into the street at the hospital’s main enThe city recently removed this street sometimes steep antrance —are in good sign that was blocking a sidewalk on gles and many times Lindbergh Drive, forcing wheelchair shape,” said Jane Sandinto a gutter secusers and pedestrians into the road. ers, the center’s direction that throws your tor of public relations, wheelchair off balin an email. “However, ance in a totally opposite direction.” that is not the case for other portions of the Shepherd also mentioned the facilsidewalk along Peachtree Road north of ity the hospital operates for soldiers Shepherd Center.” with mild to moderate brain injuries on Several sidewalks on Peachtree Road Peachtree Park Drive down the street are crushed and cracked, especially near from the main hospital. the Shepherd Center, James Curtis, a pa“They struggle with balance issues and tient and volunteer said. simply crossing the street can be a chal“It is a short commute, but it is rough lenge,” Shepherd said of those patients. on my wheelchair,” Curtis said. He has Another patient at the Shepherd Cencontacted ATL311, the city’s hotline for ter who lives in Peachtree Hills about a city services, but hasn’t noticed any sidemile from the hospital expressed similar walk improvements, he said. accessibility issues. Before the sign was


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removed from the Lindbergh Drive sidewalk, she said it was forcing her to go into the street. The patient, who asked her name not be used, said she has submitted several requests to ATL311 to fix the sign, but the requests are closed within a day and the problem is not resolved, she said. “I have not heard from anyone and the issues are still exactly as reported and photographed,” she said.

exposing a large deep hole. A person or pet could possibly fall into the opening,” Garich said. These residents may see some progress soon, as Councilmember Shook, whose District 7 includes the Lindbergh Drive area, but not the Shepherd Center, announced July 5 he will do a walking tour of the district to compile a list of infrastructure issues. Shook will make a list of the cracked sidewalks, potholes, sinkholes, collapsed storm drains, open water meter lids, missing signs, steel plates and damaged curbs, according to a press release. Shook said the walking PHOTOS BY EVELYN ANDREWS Two metal plates that have separated causing a hole tour isn’t recover the crosswalk on Lindbergh Drive on July 16. lated to any She said she will continue to send respecific problems residents have been quests for problems that she feel endanhaving. He previously did a similar walkger her, but she is concerned others will ing tour in 2010 and he felt the time was stop trying if they don’t have success getright to do a second. ting problems fixed. “It was a very valuable experience,” “It concerns me that is what is happenShook said of the tour. ing. That’s when people give up,” she said. The city has a list of problems that But these sidewalk problems are need to be fixed, but Shook has found the not only dangerous for those in wheellist is not always accurate, he said. City chairs, she said. departments were responsive in fixing “This is not only about people with most problems in 2010, and he expects disabilities, it’s about able-bodied people them to be again, but notes some probas well,” she said. lems require much longer fixes. Jennifer Garich, a mother who lives “He will email a photograph and the near the intersection of Peachtree Road location of each problem directly to the and Lindbergh Drive, noted the two metcommissioner of the appropriate departal plates in the crosswalk at Lindbergh ment and use a spreadsheet to track the and Parkside drives. The plates have been progress — or lack thereof — in correctthere for more than year, Garich said. ing the problems,” a press release about “They are now beginning to separate, the walking tour said.

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Friday, July 28, and Saturday, July 29. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; program begins at 8 p.m.

Hear 15 singers from the Capitol City Opera Company perform selections from “The Golden Age of Broadway” at the Company’s 25th annual “On the Light Side,” a musical “indoor picnic” and silent auction fundraiser. Highpoint Episcopal Community Church (formerly Church of the Atonement). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to browse the silent auction and to enjoy a “Bring Your Own Picnic.” $40; $300 for tables of eight. 4945 High Point Road, Sandy Springs. Info: ccityopera.org.

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT Sunday, July 30, 3 p.m.

Franklin Pond Chamber Music, a music program for talented string students, presents its annual Summer Finale Concert featuring works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Glazunov, Brahms, and Dvorak. Faculty members and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians Jun-Ching Lin and Carolyn Hancock will perform with the students in the final piece. Free. Kellett Chapel of Peachtree Presbyterian Church, 3434 Roswell Road, Buckhead. Info: franklinpond.org or 404-252-3479.


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LEARN SOMETHING “THE TERROR YEARS” Wednesday, July 26, 8 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright appears at the Atlanta History Center and will discuss his book, “The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State.” $10 public; $5 History Center members. 130 West Paces Ferry Road N.W., Buckhead. Info: atlantahistorycenter.com.


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“PROHIBITION IN THE PARK” Saturday, July 29, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Slip into some Roaring ’20s attire for Heritage Sandy Springs’ “Prohibition in the Park,” an elegant evening in the garden at Heritage Green featuring a cigar lounge, jazz music, a speakeasy and complimentary heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktail tastings. The history of speakeasies in Sandy Springs and throughout Georgia will be presented. A silent auction benefits the Heritage Society’s Farmers Market and its Historic Resources Program. $50 Heritage Society members; $75 non-members. 6110 Blue Stone Road, Sandy Springs. Info and tickets: heritagesandysprings.org.


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The Community Assistance Center’s Tools for School program wants to provide 900 children with backpacks and school supplies. A $35 donation provides a child with a new backpack and school supplies packed by the CAC based on school requirements. Donations of large, heavy duty backpacks are also welcome. 1130 Hightower Trail, Sandy Springs. Info: ourcac.org/toolsforschool.



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Mary Bryce Brannen and Harrison Hall The Westminster Schools, recent graduates Mary Bryce Brannen and Harrison Hall made a mark on their school community through debate. In the spring, the two students took first place at the National Debate Coaches Association (NDCA) National Championship in Ogden, Utah. Facing 166 students from 16 states, the pair won 10 of 11 90-minute policy debates, eventually defeating numberone ranked Montgomery Bell Academy of Nashville, Tenn., in the finals on a 3-0 decision, said Justin Abraham, digital and media strategies manager of The Westminster Schools. Mary Bryce said she is only the second female in history to win this national championship. “Every win is like a recognition of how much work, time and energy we put into the activity,” Harrison said. Mary Bryce and Harrison were heavily involved in debate at Westminster, working with the school’s Director of Debate, Jordana Sternberg. Harrison described “countless sleepless nights preparing to beat the best opponents in the nation.” Debate became a passion for both students. Mary Bryce describes how debate has taught her the necessary skills to defend both sides of a topic, “no matter where [her] personal beliefs may lie.” In addition, she found debate skills helped her in the classroom by developing her

Every win is like a recognition of how much work, time and energy we put into the activity. HARRISON HALL THE WESTMINSTER SCHOOLS critical thinking skills. For Harrison, the passion for debate has been heavily influenced by his two older brothers, both former Westminster debaters. Since eighth grade, Harrison has competed at the high school level of debate. He wanted, he said, to “skip the middle school program” and “jump into the big leagues.” This year, the topic of debate at the NDCA National Championship concerned diplomatic and/or economic engagement with China. Throughout the

Standout Students debate, the two students relied on “raw talent, years of experience and knowledge of the topic from countless hours of reading books, journals, and news reports” in addition to weeks of preparation, Harrison said. In the final round, the two argued the affirmative position that the U.S. should engage China over cybersecurity. That, they proposed, would allow the countries “to form a compliance framework for both countries to follow, establishing a norm that neither country should steal the other’s intellectual property or attack critical infrastructure,” Mary Bryce said.

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ther public policy or law. Harrison intends to major in economics or business, with interest in studying philosophy and psychology as well. Harrison said that outside the classroom, he would like to try new activities in college and experience new things, after focusing the past six years on debate.

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Marvin Pastel, the head of the Friends of Mountain Way Common group, said city officials responded favorably toward proposed bike lanes and pedestrian walkways on Mountain Way during an onsite meeting July 10. The interactive street would provide connectivity to PATH 400 and Blue Heron Nature Preserve, and would serve the many bikers in the neighborhood, Pastel said. Pastel and others involved with the plan envision adding onto the existing Mountain Way paved road for use by pedestrians and bikers. Adding benches is also a possibility, Pastel said. The two sides would be separated with planters or trees. Pastel met onsite with city officials, including Sally Silver, District 7 Councilmember Howard Shook’s policy director, and Becky Katz, the city’s chief bicycle officer, who responded favorably to the plan. Six Mountain Way neighbors also at the meeting were on board with the plan, Pastel said. The idea came about during planning for the Mountain Way Common Master Plan, which will be completed once it is determined whether the bike path plan will move forward or not. Carlos Perez, the landscape architect who designed some Atlanta BeltLine trails, will draft designs of the bike path in the coming weeks, Pastel said.

B U CKHEAD CO AL I TI O N TO P R O V I DE FR EE WI L L S TO NEIGHB O R HO O D R ES I DENT S The Buckhead Coalition, a nonprofit business organization, announced it will provide free wills to Buckhead residents through a partnership with the attorney Michael Roth of the law firm Graham and Jensen. The president of the group, Sam Massell, was inspired to create the program after the musician Prince died last year without a will and 45 people came forward claiming to be his heirs, Massell said in a press release. “It might be procrastination, but lawyers interviewed believed most just didn’t want to address the subject of mortality, or were concerned it was prohibitively expensive,” Massell said. The program began by assisting a group of Masters of Business Administration students at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business’ Buckhead campus with creating a will, with Roth walking them through the one-page form, the coalition said in a press release. Roth can be reached at 404-835-9981 and Buckhead residents can get a copy of this free will at the 3340 Peachtree Road coalition office.

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Police Blotter / Buckhead The following information, involving events that took place in Buckhead between June 25 and July 8, was provided to the Buckhead Reporter by the Zone 2 precinct of the Atlanta Police Department.

AG G R AVAT E D A S S AU LT 1900 block of Piedmont Circle — July 1 800 block of Miami Circle — July 2 1300 block of Northside Drive — July 2 2400 block of Piedmont Road — July 4

B U R G L A RY 2100 block of Lenox Road — June 26 1800 block of Marietta Boule-

vard — July 1 1000 block of Canter

Drive — July 2 3300

block of Stratford Road — July 4 200

block of Wieuca Road — July 4; July 8 2300 block of Pied-

mont Road — July 5 1800 block of Defoor Avenue —

July 6

100 block of Peachtree Avenue —

June 27 200 block of Howell Mill Road — June

28 700 block of Sidney Marcus Boule-

vard — June 29 2400 block of Piedmont Road — June 30 1500 block of Piedmont Avenue — July 3 3100 block of Peachtree Road — July 5 300 block of Pharr Road — July 5 1900 block of Woodland Hills



for local news and information! We’re honored that Reporter Newspapers won 12 awards, including three first-place selections in its division, in the Georgia Press Association’s 2017 Better Newspaper Contest.

Avenue — July 8

LARCENY Between June 25 and July 1, there were 53 larcenies from vehicles reported across Zone 2 and 23 reported cases of larceny and shoplifting. Between July 2 and July 8, there were 47 larcenies from vehicles reported across Zone 2 and 26 reported cases of larceny and shoplifting.

1800 block of Piedmont Avenue — July 6


3000 block of Peachtree Road — July 7

There were 13 reported incidents of


auto theft between June 25 and July 1. There were 11 reported incidents of auto theft between July 2 and July 8.

600 block of Morosgo Drive — June 25



Business Writing First Place - Managing Editor John Ruch Lifestyle/Feature Column First Place - Robin Conte, “Robin’s Nest” Page One First Place - Designed by Creative Director Rico Figliolini


Hard News Writing Second Place - John Ruch News Photograph Second Place - Phil Mosier Special Issues: Second Place - Fall 2016 Education Guide Humorous Column: Second Place - Robin Conte


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These awards are especially meaningful to us since they are judged by professional journalists and include respected, large-circulation community newspapers across the state. However, what’s most important is that they validate what you have already told us in our readership survey: Reporter Newspapers are your preferred source for local news and information. That’s the “prize” we value most. Thank you for helping to make us the most preferred and most-awarded local newspapers in our communities.

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