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Inside Record breaker? Home grown veggie reaches monster size ROBIN’S NEST 7

Spread the word Volunteer leads fundraiser for cancer nonprofit MAKING A DIFFERENCE 10

Sandy Springs Reporter www.ReporterNewspapers.net

AUG. 8 — AUG. 21, 2014 • VOL. 8 — NO. 16

COMMON CORE:

PRO AND CON

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Alfredo’s makes you feel like part of the family RESTAURANTS 14

Cracking down

‘The Hub’ cited for numerous code violations PUBLIC SAFETY 20 PHIL MOSIER

Collins Zgutowicz, 2, dressed as Snow White, creates a colorful chalk walkway at the Sandy Springs Farmers Market on Aug. 2. The market, located at 235 Sandy Springs Circle, is open Saturdays through November 2.

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Fried food no longer in Fulton school cafeterias BY ANN MARIE QUILL

SANDY SPRINGS/PERIMETER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Planners present arts center options BY ANN MARIE QUILL

annmariequill@reporternewspapers.net

annmariequill@reporternewspapers.net

What’s new in school cafeterias this year? No fried food and more fresh fruit. In Fulton County, change is coming to midNew leaders ready for dle and high school lunchschool year, pages 16-17. rooms. Patrick Burke, deputy superintendent of operations for Fulton County schools, says all the fryers in middle and high schools were replaced over the summer with “retherm ovens”

Fly loft or no fly loft? Medium or large stage? Concert or theater seating? These are some of the options Sandy Springs city leaders must weigh if they move forward with plans to include a performing arts facility as part of the future city center. Sandy Springs city center master developers and planners presented options for a facility at a special called Sandy Springs City Council meeting on July 23. George Bushey, with Rosser International, the city center architect, presented three performing arts center theater options with differing

SEE FULTON SCHOOLS, PAGE 19

SEE PLANNERS PRESENT PAGE 2

08-08-2014 Sandy Springs Reporter  
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