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JULY 25 — AUG. 7 2014 • VOL. 8 — NO. 15

What big paws you have!

APS preparing for new school year COMMUNITY 2

No problem Beskin easily wins nomination for District 54 COMMUNITY 3

Spend wisely Nonprofit teaches kids about money MAKING A DIFFERENCE 14

Grab a seat Sandy Springs mulling performing arts center COMMUNITY 19

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Simoni Castillo, nanny for Ansley Shane, 1, helps compare toes with Brutus, a nineyear-old Mastiff, during the “Dogs, Man’s Best Friend: How They Help People” children’s program at the Buckhead Branch Library on July 17. More photos on page 3.

Peachtree Road project gets another look

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North Buckhead plans for its future

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Further community meetings on the Peachtree Road transformation project are on hold while the groups involved re-evaluate plans for bike lanes, wider sidewalks, new trees, new lighting, buried utilities and left turn signals. The Buckhead Community Improvement District (CID) says that in response to community comments and traffic forecasts, it is taking a new look at the Peachtree Road project. The redesign is expected to take until the end of the year. “After hearing from our community, our goal is to gather additional information that will help us shape the best transporta-

Eloise Foltz knew right off what sort of changes she wants to see in North Buckhead. “We’d like more parks and more playgrounds, more sidewalks,” Foltz said. “In certain areas, we’ve tried to walk, and we need the crosswalks to work better. It’s tricky to get to the Target.” She said she and her husband, Michael, used to live in San Antonio, Texas, and had seen how that city had used trails to tie different areas together. Now, as North Buckhead residents, they eagerly await development of the PATH400 trail along Ga. 400 and the new Mountain

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