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Sandy Springs Reporter

NOV. 13 — NOV. 26, 2015 • VOL. 8 — NO. 23


Making history

‘Sacred space’ New mikvah opens FAITH 20

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Incomplete sidewalks make it tough to get home


City considers hiking impact fees BY JOHN RUCH

Emerson “Bill” Peet, a resident of Mount Vernon Towers, tries navigating along Mount Vernon Highway to visit his mother who lives less than a mile away, but the city’s lack of consistent sidewalks make his journey an hours-long odyssey.



It’s just under a mile from Emerson “Bill” Peet’s home in Mount Vernon Towers to his mother’s home in Sandy Springs. But for Peet, the trip is an hours-long odyssey he has to plan a day around and risk his life to complete. That’s because Peet uses a wheelchair, and Mount Vernon Highway’s pedestrian paths are a jigsaw puzzle of dead-end, broken or nonexistent sidewalks. On a recent trip down that street, Peet pointed out the spot where a police officer stopped him several weeks ago for rolling in the road because there is no sidewalk. “He said, ‘Well, don’t be out here [in the street] anymore,’” Peet recalled, as if he and not the lack of sidewalks was the problem. “If you’re on wheels, you’re forced to break the law.” Peet, 50, has used a wheelchair since 1991, when a brain injury gave him severe balance problems. He’s become a popular figure at Mount Vernon Towers, dubbed its “mayor” by fellow residents, in his three years there. But he’s not new to the area—he’s a Sandy Springs native who grew up in the Mount Vernon Woods neighborhood. As the suburb became a city, he saw the increase in sidewalks. “It’s come in leaps and bounds, and now there’s something, but not near enough,” Peet said of Sandy Springs’

sidewalk installations. The city has spent millions fixing and installing sidewalks, and the City Council regularly debates ways to do more. City spokeswoman Sharon Kraun said the city is also working with the Atlanta Regional Commission on a “Complete Streets” plan, which designs streets for various types of users, not just cars. “We have been, from Day One, attacking the sidewalks, trying to upgrade, improve and add,” Kraun said. “We’ve got a lot of years to make up for. We’re very conscious of that.” City leaders often cite some good reasons for their sidewalk efforts, such as attracting active millennials to shopping districts or getting kids safely to schools. But spending a couple of hours traveling with Peet shows a more basic issue: sidewalk conditions that make it difficult and dangerous for many residents to visit businesses they like and people they love. Peet and his mother both live on the north side of Mount Vernon Highway, but there’s no direct sidewalk route. Peet only got a few hundred feet before the sidewalk abruptly ended, forcing him to cross the busy road. There’s a useable sidewalk in front of the library and Mount Vernon PresSEE INCOMPLETE, PAGE 6

Sandy Springs aims to boost the impact fees paid by new real estate developments for the first time in seven years. With the city in the midst of a building boom, that could mean more money for parks, police and streets. “Our fees have not been updated since 2008,” Assistant City Manager Jim Tolbert said at the Nov. 3 meeting of the City Council, which directed him to hire a consultant to revise the fee structure. “There is room for growth in our fees without pricing ourselves out of the market.” Impact fees are intended to offset the increased costs the city pays to support new developments with services such as policing or infrastructure such as roads and sidewalks. In Sandy Springs, separate fees go to transportation, public safety, and parks and recreation, with an amount that may vary depending on the development’s type and size. The fee must be calculated based on the city’s actual costs—“you can’t just pick a dollar amount,” Tolbert said—so the formula can become complicated. But sample comparisons presented by Tolbert show that Sandy Springs’ fees are generally much lower than those of some neighboring cities. “I think you’ll see other communities have gotten out ahead of us…We’re a little bit behind,” he said. The highest total impact fee for a new residential unit in Sandy Springs is about $1,646. That’s higher than Atlanta, at around $1,500. But Milton and Roswell may charge for $4,000 and Alpharetta may charge nearly $6,500. Sandy Springs currently requires the SEE CITY, PAGE 5

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COMMUNITY Mercedes-Benz seeks to rename city street

tions Director Sharon Kraun said. “We pulled back on that,” Kraun said, adding the plan had been canceled “rather than do something that might not turn out the way we wanted.” Mercedes-Benz USA wants to rename a street that borders its future Sandy Th e city will still hold two smaller celebrations of its 10th anniversary early Springs headquarters for itself. next month. And the plan for the larger party – proposed to include tree- and meThe luxury carmaker’s desire to rename part of Barfield Road as Mercedes-Benz norah-lightings and fireworks – may revive sometime after 2017, when the new Drive was met with some hesitation at the Nov. 3 Sandy Springs City Council City Springs development and park will be available as a host site, Kraun said. meetings. Councilmen said they’re fine with MBUSA making the request, but that Th e city’s 10th anniversary is Dec. 1 and officials have been planning celebrait’s also time to create a formal street-naming policy. tions around that date. Th e two events still happening are a City Hall open house “Mercedes isn’t even in our city yet,” said Councilman John Paulson. “They on Dec. 1 and a $30-a-ticket party with a history display inside Sherwood Event haven’t turned a shovelful of dirt. I’m a little concerned [about] renaming a street Hall, 8610 Roswell Road, on Dec. 4. for a business that isn’t even here yet.” Th e now-scrapped larger party was to be held Dec. 5 at Heritage Sandy Springs. The request applies to the section of Barfield between Abernathy Road and Intended to establish a new holiday tradition for the city, it came with an estiMount Vernon Highway. MBUSA plans to move its corporate headquarmated price tag of up to $130,000, as Kraun announced at the Oct. ters, now temporarily based in Dunwoody, to that stretch of road in 2018. 20 City Council meeting. Later discussions raised concerns about Among the existing properties that would be affected by the street-adsuffi cient parking, electrical capacity for the lights, and other issues, dress change is the Atlanta temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of LatterB RIEFS Kraun said. day Saints. The temple did not respond to a request for comment. “Some elements would have been very expensive,” she said. “It got MBUSA announced its corporate relocation from New Jersey earlimore complicated…You name an issue, we had it.” er this year, but already is showing an affinity for putting its brand on prominent public facilities. The company made a splash in August when it bought naming rights to Atlanta’s new football and soccer stadium. The street renaming was on the City Council agenda only as a non-voting discussion item. To move forward, the renaming would require notice to local property owners, a public hearing and a council vote. “We don’t really have a policy on road naming,” said Mayor Rusty Paul. AsSandy Springs police officers and firefighters may soon receive housing-cost stisistant City Manager Jim Tolbert said that city attorney Wendell Willard advised pends to help them live in the increasingly expensive city they serve. that they should have one. Some type of suggested formal process for petitioning A rough draft of the stipend policy got a favorable response from Sandy Springs for renaming a road will come before the council at a later meeting. Under the City Council Oct. 20. Retaining personnel, boosting public safety and showing current process, the council will hold a public hearing and vote on MBUSA’s rethanks to the police were the main rationales. quest at a future meeting. “I think it’s almost immoral to ask police and firefighters to lay their lives on the

Police and firefighters may get housing stipend

Plans dropped for giant 10th birthday party

Sandy Springs is scrapping its plan for a giant, holiday-themed 10th birthday party due to concerns about expense, parking and other issues, city Communica-

line for a community in which they cannot afford to live,” said Mayor Rusty Paul. Most of the policy discussion focused on police. Today, only 14 of the department’s 128 sworn officers live in the city, according to Police Chief Kenneth DeSimone. Only one of the 14 lives in a single-family home, he added. “Housing costs are high,” said City Manager John McDonough.

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Businesses to be checked for unpaid fees and taxes BY JOHN RUCH

Sandy Springs businesses that aren’t paying local taxes or fees may soon get a friendly reminder—and a bill—from a city-hired auditor. Sandy Springs City Council on Nov. 3 approved a contract with the firm Revenue Discovery Systems to audit the city’s collection of business and occupational license fees and taxes on hotel rooms, alcohol and car rentals, among other goods and services. That revenue could be substantial. The last time the city did this type of audit, in 2008, it found $3.8 million in new revenue, said city Finance Director Karen Ellis. And that was done internal-

ly by city staff going after “low-hanging fruit,” she said. City Councilman John Paulson said downside of the previous audit was some businesses “complaining they were being treated a little heavy-handedly.” City Manager John McDonough acknowledged the 2008 audit might have taken an overly aggressive tone and that the new deal will be more collaborative. RDS regional manager Ivan Figueroa said his company is “more successful with the kid-glove approach than the ‘gotcha’ approach.” The auditing contract goes into effect Dec. 1, McDonough said.

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Millar: Cities aren’t broken, counties are see is a shift to annexation by County? existing cities. A: If you look at the Q: You sponsored legvotes, they’ve declined for islation to create LaVista cityhood as we’ve gone forHills. Now that the voters ward [with successive cities]. have said “no” to that city, There have been some natuwhat happens next? ral enclaves for cityhood – A: I think the people i.e., Dunwoody, Peachtree I represent have to decide Corners. Brookhaven was a what they want to be. Do close vote. You’ve seen that they want to remain uninagain with LaVista Hills. It corporated? Do they want to could have gone either way. become part of Tucker? Do The reason I supportSen. Fran Millar they think they want to be ed LaVista Hills – Number part of Chamblee? one, I support people’s right Q: Would you sponsor legislato self-determination – but I got intion to create another city in the volved with LaVista Hills because I repplace of LaVista Hills? resent that area. A: No. I have told my Senate colI think going forward, you’re goleagues that this was the last area that I ing to have to make sure you get all the represented [I would sponsor for cityparties together who really want to be hood]. The people were going to be in a part of this. Over 60 percent of the LaVista Hills or Tucker. Some of the people I represent in the area of LaVpeople I represent are in Tucker. In ista Hills voted “yes” for the city. That’s LaVista Hills, I think they either reQ: With the voters turning down a landslide. main unincorporated or they look to a city of LaVista Hills, do you think Has it run its course? I hope the be annexed by Tucker or look to be the “cityhood” movement has run its Stonecrest people are given the opporannexed by Chamblee. I was extremecourse among residents in DeKalb tunity. I think now what you’re going to ly gratified that over 60 percent of the people I represent voted for a city. Q: Has the concept of “new cities” lost the support of state lawmakers? Or the public? A: I don’t think so. There are other city movements going on right now outside of DeKalb County. There’s a city pending in Forsyth County. There’s talk of a city of St. Simons. There’s such dissatisfaction with large government, i.e., federal and certainly county government, to say we want to be closer to our elected officials. The Thanks to the community for another great Movies by Moonlight series! track record for cities we’ve created has been good. We appreciate your support throughout the successful, Q: Why do you think LaVista sometimes soggy season. Hills lost? A: I think the borders were too far Thanks to our Presenting and Star Sponsors: expanded outside of the original map. It wasn’t the map these people came up with. Q: Other lawmakers argue the process to create new cities is broken. Do you agree? How should it be fixed? A: There are some changes we need to make, absolutely. But at the end of the day, if you have some people come together and say, ‘We want to do something,’ we’re not going to Reporter stifle that process. Newspapers The cities aren’t what’s broken. It’s the counties that are broken. Here’s what I feel bad about: The people that I represented [in the LaVista Hills area] got it. I’m sorry they didn’t get the chance to have a city.

Starting with Sandy Springs a decade ago, Sen. Fran Millar (R-Dunwoody) has backed every effort to create a new city in Georgia. He sponsored legislation to start the cities of Dunwoody, Brookhaven and Peachtree Corners and, most recently, to set up a new central DeKalb County city called LaVista Hills. “It’s safe to say that I’ve supported every city that’s passed,” he said. But on Nov. 3, voters in the area that would have become LaVista Hills voted down the plan for that city. The margin was slim: just 136 more “no” votes than “yes” votes out of the 13,714 cast. Meanwhile, voters in a neighboring area overwhelmingly backed creation of a new city called Tucker. The Sandy Springs Reporter asked Millar for his reaction to the vote and his thoughts on future city-creation efforts in DeKalb County and the state Legislature. Here’s what he had to say.

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History made on golf course History can rise in surcity-owned golf course was prising places. Important open only to whites. The city events don’t all occur on farowned no golf courses then away fields or in exotic lowhere blacks were allowed cales. Sometimes, important to play. Black golfers played events, the ones that make on private courses segregated us who we are, took place for use only by black players. right around the corner, in Charles Bell Sr. rememplaces still in plain sight. bers the match that wasn’t Like, say, a golf course. played in 1951. He was One recent Saturday there, part of the foursome AROUND morning, a crowd of golf Holmes brought to the BobTOWN and history buffs gathered by Jones course that day. in the clubhouse of the Bob“We came to the clubhouse,” JOE EARLE by Jones Golf Course to resaid Bell, who’s now 97 years member a round of golf that old and lives in Warner Robhad been played there on Christmas ins, Ga. “We prepared to pay our fees. Day six decades ago. We were just informed that because of Or, to put it more precisely, they reour color, we were not allowed to play,” called a round of golf that had not been he said. played and then, years later, on ChristThey had expected to be rejected, mas Day 1955, went forward under an he said. They intended to challenge the order issued by the United States Sucity’s segregationist laws in court. “We preme Court. That game of golf helped planned it. We knew we would be dechange many things, and opened Atnied the right to play,” he said. “We lanta recreation facilities to all of the decided to come to the Bobby Jones city’s residents. course... and the rest is history.” In 1951, an Atlanta golfer named They did make history. The group’s Alfred “Tup” Holmes and a group of effort to play golf on the whites-only his friends went to the Bobby Jones course came years before the U.S. SuGolf Course in Buckhead and asked to preme Court would strike down legal play a round. Holmes and his friends segregation in public schools and faciliwere turned away. They were black. The ties. It came years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger, spurring the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott. “We were still deep in the thrall of Jim Crow [laws],” said Anne Emanuel, a professor emerita at Georgia State Law School. Demanding the right to play golf on a city course in 1951 was a brave act, Emanuel said. “It was hard,” she said. “It was dangerous to get in front of that train. .... The courage factor. Probably Atlanta was the only place in Georgia you would survive if you did this. The times were very different and very danJOE EARLE gerous.” Michael Holmes stands with Holmes and members of his famia photo of his father, golfer ly fi led suit against the city. Their case Alfred “Tup” Holmes, that is worked its way to the Supreme Court, included in a new exhibit at where it was among the first group of the Bobby Jones Golf Course.

desegregation decisions announced after the landmark Brown v. the Board of Education case desegregated public schools. The Holmes family case was among a group of cases that extended the rules applied in the Brown case to other public recreation facilities, such as the Bobby Jones Golf Course, Emanuel said. Michael Holmes, Tup Holmes’ son, said the decision has been referenced 51 times in other cases. “It was a big deal,” Emanuel said. Bell and Emanuel were part of a group of about 75 people that gathered at the Bobby Jones clubhouse to mark

the 60th anniversary of the decision, released Nov. 7, 1955, with the formal opening of a new exhibit about the case called “Holmes v. Atlanta: Changing the Game.” The exhibit, sponsored by the Friends of the Bobby Jones Golf Course and put together by Georgia Tech professor Mary McDonald and her graduate students, includes information about Holmes, his family and the lawsuit. “We felt like it was a story that needed to be preserved,” McDonald said. “I think it’s got all sorts of really important issues connected to it. And it’s an CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

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Atlanta story.” Just a few weeks after the Supreme Court ruled, Holmes and his friends got the chance to play golf on a city course. They actually played their first round under the judge’s order on Christmas Eve at North Fulton Golf Course. Bell remembers it was a more prestigious course than Bobby Jones. Others suggested the idea might have been to have that groundbreaking first round played somewhere other than Bobby Jones to avoid a racial confrontation. Bell remembers there were photographers on hand to record the event and said that some people may have shouted catcalls at the players. But he admits it’s hard to recall particulars now. The next day, Christmas Day,


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“The lake is pretty—as much as I would like to fill it in at times,” said Gerri Schwartz, the property manager in charge of Peppertree Lake. It’s not the lake itself, nestled among homes in the heart of Sandy Springs’ Perimeter Center, that raises her ire. It’s the massive dam holding it back— and recent state-mandated repairs that may cost more than $60,000. Peppertree Lake Dam is one of 11 “high-hazard” dams in Brookhaven, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs—“high hazard” meaning that if they collapse, the subsequent flood likely would kill people. More than

20 similar dams failed and contributed to deadly floods in South Carolina last month. Many of Georgia’s dams are in private hands with homeowners on the hook for maintenance. Along the top end of the Perimeter, homeowners may grumble at the cost, but likely can afford it. Lower-income areas, or old dams where no owner can be found, can be a bigger problem. About 15 states have some type of grant or low-interest loan program for dam repairs, but Georgia is not among them, according to the state Environmental CONTINUED ON PAGE 13

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Local ‘high hazard’ dams listed Eleven dams in Brookhaven, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs have been deemed “high hazard,” meaning if they should collapse, the subsequent floodwaters could kill people. The classification does not indicate the dams’ conditions. A Cherokee Country Club Lake Dam Sandy Springs B Lake Northridge Dam Sandy Springs C Dunwoody Club Crossing Dam Dunwoody D Scott Candler Reservoir Dam Dunwoody E Peppertree Lake Dam Sandy Springs F Murphey Candler Lake Dam Brookhaven G Powers Lake Dam Sandy Springs H Tera Lake Dam Sandy Springs I Lake Forrest Dam Sandy Springs J Silver Lake Dam Brookhaven K Capital City Country Club Lake Dam Buckhead Source: Georgia Environmental Protection Division, Safe Dams Program

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accommodating in coming up with solutions. Protection Division. But she still doubts the necessity for Meanwhile, the state has boosted its the tree-cutting and isn’t thrilled that Safe Dams Program budget and is proinspectors also said “no” to putting posing targeted inspections of known benches near the water. The state also problem dams—but also leaving othdemanded installation of an emergener dams largely to privately fundcy siphon drain that will cost $50,000 ed inspections. “They’ve passed on to to $60,000, she said. [homeowner] associations the cost of “[The lake has] turtles and fish and that inspection. It doesn’t sound fair geese…It would be nice to use it as to me,” said Schwartz. an amenity,” she said of the banned Donald Dutson Jr. has supervised ...when you spend $700+ benches. “Your hands are tied.” maintenance on Sandy Springs’ Powers Lake Dam on behalf of his homeowners association for 30 years. He doesn’t ...when you spend $1500+ mind paying the bill. “I’d say we spend *Offer valid 10/30/15 to 11/30/15 a few thousand dollars a year maintaining it…but at least we’ve got the P: 404-351-0000 | E: peace of mind,” Mon. - Fri. 10 am - 6 pm | Sat. 9 am - 4 pm | Sun. 11 am - 4 pm Dutson said. That work currently amounts to /heeneycompanyllc /heeneycompany ing and keep drains cleared, and that bill is split among JOHN RUCH many homeownThe last report on Brookhaven’s Murphey Exit 29 off I-285 on corner of Hammond Dr. & Ashford Dunwoody Rd. ers. Candler Lake Dam, built in 1953, contained But bringing in 1151 Hammond Dr. NE. Suite 240 | Atlanta, GA 30346 relatively minor maintenance issues. a private dam engineer—from a relatively short state-approved list— can cost “hundreds and hundreds of dollars an hour, plus travel time,” he said. And if a major repair is necessary, the costs can easily run to five digits. You asked..... We heard.. We have worked with About 25 years ago, Powers Lake Dam started showing “wet spots” and needa major hearing aid manufacturer to offer the ed $30,000 in repairs, Dutson said. following Holiday Hearing Aid Extravaganza on A major structural repair “could be so expensive you have to pave it a special inventory close out. Up to 60% off with and turn it into a skating park,” Dutprices starting at $995.00 per device. son said, but added that is what good maintenance should prevent. Georgia long has been below the na“We believe hearing aids need to be affordable for tional average in state dam inspection everyone who needs them.” resources, according to the Kentuckybased Association of Dam Safety OffiJoy Pritchett, Doctor of Aud. Owner cials. The legislature boosted the Safe Dams Program budget this year, from $670,000 to $1.2 million, including This Year Hear Your Holidays an increase in full-time staff from six to 11, according to EPD. That’s still only 11 people monitoring more than CALL NOW Limited inventory available! 4,200 dams statewide—474 of them For your convenience take advantage of our extended rated high-hazard. Dunwoody/Sandy Springs When state inspectors arrive at a hours in our Decatur and Dunwoody locations. 678-500-8185 high-hazard dam, that may kick off disagreements with the owners that drag Decatur/ N. Druid Hills on for years. A state engineer and the 404-963-9904 local civic association recently debated whether a pipe at Brookhaven’s Silver Lake Oconee/Greensboro Lake Dam is a “catastrophic” threat or a 706-438-4227 useless old construction leftover. State records show that Schwartz’s Lake Sinclair/Milledgeville engineer and inspectors disagreed for more than a decade about whether 478-607-7576 trees should be removed from the Peppertree Lake Dam’s spillway. Schwartz recently had the trees cut down and, like Dutson, praises the state for being CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11


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Sushi House Hayakawa is tucked into mise the quality of his work. He can fill a strip mall on Buford Highway east of his 30 seats every night without comDunwoody and northeast of Doraville, promise, and he prefers to fill them with and seats about 30 people. You make people who are not rude or naive. reservations. Sometimes when you try, We started with the blue crab miso they thank you for calling and politely soup. It was a light broth that conveyed inform you that they are full this week. the delicate taste of crab right up front. My wife and I risked the walk-in. They put the whole crab in it, standing We were first on the list because we up on one side as both a glorious gararrived as soon as they unlocked the nish and a delectable treat. Then we had door, so we were promptly the nikujaga stew, a speseated and also informed cial of the week. Fat of the that we could have the tapork belly rises to coat the ble for about 90 minutes mouth, pairing perfectly before the smarter people with starch rising off the a ura t Re who responsibly made respotatoes. The deliberate n ervations well in advance equanimity of the portion would come to claim their was impressive – a precise prize. They are very nice at Hayakawa, count on all elements of the dish so that but their policies are extremely firm. we didn’t have to fight over the last lusThis includes their ban on cellphones. I cious bite. was granted permission to take pictures And then the fish! My wife likes to orof the food, but when I pushed to snap der two rolls, and I always get the omakone of Atsushi Hayakawa himself, I was ase sashimi. The rolls are garnished sidedenied. ways, indicating a presumption that the Some days he just wants to work; diner knows how to pick up a piece the some days he wants to entertain. He right way. Everything comes with a side knows there are a million places to get of real ginger, not the pink stuff. sushi in metro Atlanta. Take your loud At $85, the omakase sashimi is uncrew of coworkers to one of those othquestionably the best bang for your ers. He enjoys vegans, but won’t accombuck. It’s 32 pieces of top shelf: giant modate any customer who may comprosweet shrimp with head still on, scallops

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from Hayakawa’s home town, plus a mountain of the usual suspects. The cuts are surprisingly thick given the number of pieces. Even the octopus was cut wide to add an extra sucker on the tentacle, where all the best flavor is hiding. As long as you’re spending that kind of money on protein, spend an extra couple dollars for legit wasabi, glowing a deep green and freshly grated into an abalone shell. Don’t spoil excellent raw fish with a side of processed horseradish imitation. Many people mistakenly skip dessert at a sushi bar. We had black sesame mochi ice cream, which can feed any chocolate demons, plus I love that odd little skin covering the ice cream nugget. We doubled down with yuzu citron kanten, because yuzu is the ultimate refreshment fruit and it was a perfect palate cleanser. If you can’t afford a pilgrimage to

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Monday, Nov. 16, 6 - 9 p.m. – The Spruill Center for the Arts presents their 22nd annual Holiday Artists Market. The event features a wide array of art and gifts from local artisans on display in the gallery through Dec. 23. On Monday, Nov. 16, Spruill hosts an opening night ceremony and sneak peek of the market. Wine and light fare provided. Free and open to the public. Go to to learn more or call 770-394-4019. Spruill Center for the Arts, 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody, 30346.

Saturday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. – The Swedish Women’s Educational Association International, Inc., presents their annual Christmas Market in Sandy Springs. Come out for an afternoon of baked goods, flower arrangements, traditional and modern handicrafts, Swedish Christmas ornaments, Scandinavian design, and traditional Swedish food and drinks. The market also offers kids’ activities hosted by the Swedish School of Atlanta. Tickets are $2 for adults, free for those under 18. Dorothy Benson Center, 6500 Vernon Woods Dr., NE, Sandy Springs, 30328. To find out more, go online to or call 404-613-4900.

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Thursday, Nov. 19, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. – Looking for unique gifts for this holiday season? The annual Christ the King School Holiday Market returns this month to Kenny Hall. A unique and festive shopping experience for all, the event features work by more than 50 artists and vendors. Free and open to the public. Christ the King School, 46 Peachtree Way, NE, Atlanta, 30305. More info? Call 404-233-0383 or go to

Thursday, Nov. 26, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. – Don’t have plans for Thanksgiving this year? Still want the traditional meal experience? The city of Broo khaven invites you to come to the Lynwood Community Center and pick up a meal for yourself and your family. Call 404-637-0542 for more information. Lynwood Park Community Center, 3360 Osborne Rd., Brookhaven, 30319. Go to to learn more.

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Artist Market Friday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. – The Work of Our Hands Artist Market returns for its 12th year to the

Cathedral of St. Philip in Buckhead. The sale features artwork by numerous local and regional artisans and includes painting, glass, fabric, wood, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and more. Free and open to the public. Opening reception is on Thursday, November 19 from 6 - 8 p.m. 2744 Peachtree Rd., NW, Atlanta, 30305. Questions? Call 404-365-1000 or go online to

tist Church invites members of the community to attend a Thanksgiving service and fellowship dinner. Dinner begins at 5 p.m., followed by ther sermon at 6:30. The service will include songs, a brief devotional, and testimonials about the past year. Childcare is available for children 3 and under. Sanctuary, Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 850 Mt. Vernon Hwy NW, Sandy Springs, 30327.

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‘MARTA Army’ seeks to make buses, trains more convenient BY CLARE S. RICHIE

Today at a MARTA bus stop, you’ll see the signature tri-colored sign attached to a pole and little else. The MARTA Army is working to change that through their adopt-a-stop initiative, Operation Timely Trip. The initiative seeks to improve bus riders’ experiences on metro’s Atlanta public transit. MARTA Army, an independent grassroots action group, was an idea sparked at the 2014 Georgia Tech Transportation Camp. The citizen group says it plans on using “boots-on-the-ground interventions to improve the physical, cultural, and social environment of the MARTA system.” “It’s tactical urbanism – citizens coming together to do small acts for large -scale change,” explained Simon Berrebi, a MARTA Army co-founder and Georgia Tech Transportation Systems Engineering doctoral student. The army is pulling together citizen soldiers from different Atlanta neighborhoods and backgrounds to reclaim ownership of MARTA and make it more accessible and convenient. Most MARTA bus stops don’t have bus route and destination information. The few that provide a route timetable only list times for the main locations on

the route, leaving the rider to guess at arrival times. MARTA Army’s first intervention will upgrade “a bus stop to show you where you can go, on which bus or route, and when,” said Berrebi. For citizens who adopt-a-stop, MARTA Army will provide training and printed timetables, making bus destinations more visible and hopefully more enticing. Co-founders Binh Dam and Harshath JR, who commute on MARTA, developed an app to produce the bus stop-specific timetables. “We can make informative signs on the spot,” Dam said, “which is an improvement that MARTA is excited about.” With initial support from In Our Backyard crowdfunding, MARTA, Georgia Tech and the city of Atlanta, MARTA Army was able to launch an adopt-a-stop initiative at the recent 2015 Transportation Camp. As of early October, more than 65 citizens had adopted bus stops. The army has a signup sheet at where recruits can volunteer to adopt bus stops and to organize boot camps in their neighborhoods.

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New ritual bath allows Jews to mark big life cycle events BY JOE EARLE

Rituals matter. People need ways to mark the big events – marriages, say, or deaths or births – that change their lives. Jews in metro Atlanta soon will have a new place for the traditional immersion ritual used to mark such big life events. The new Metro Atlanta Community Mikvah, a place for ritual baths, opens this month at Congregation B’nai Torah, 700 Mt. Vernon Highway, in Sandy Springs. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 15. “In the community, it’s a pretty big deal, if I do say so,” said Rabbi Joshua Heller of Congregation B’nai Torah, who said 20 synagogues and organizations in the metro area will rely on the facility. “This is one of the few religious resources that is shared so widely.” Alice Wertheim of Dunwoody, president of the board of directors of the new mikvah, said the facility will be open to anyone in the Jewish community who wants to use it. “This is a sacred space that brings together varied elements of the community, and that doesn’t happen very often,” she said. “Most open spaces are secular. This is a sacred space – that’s

what makes it different. It’s unique and it’s exciting, and it adds another dimension to the spiritual life of the community.” A mikvah is a special pool used for Jewish ritual immersion, according to MACoM, the nonprofit organization building the facility. “It’s a ritual accessible to anybody,” Wertheim said. In its brochure describing the new pool, MACoM says, “Traditional uses of mikvah include immersing when converting to Judaism, before getting married, before the Shabbat or other Jewish holidays, and to make a woman’s monthly cycle.” Similar facilities exist at a few other synagogues in metro Atlanta and the new one replaces an older one at B’nai Torah, Wertheim said. But she believes the new $850,000 facility built alongside B’nai Torah will find new users hoping to mark more and more varied types of life-changing events. “All these rituals, they are all transitional moments,” she said. “In conversion, you are going from non-Jew to Jew. In marriage, you’re going from non-

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since 2012. Officer Rashida Moore joined Dunwoody Oct. 8 and was sworn in by the mayor at a City Council meeting Oct. 26. Police officials said few women applied for a job and of the few who did, none were qualified. Ruffini started with the Sandy Springs Police Department in May, after the department put her through the police academy to get certified. She said she had worked in the DeKalb County Jail and knew from Dunwoody officers that she wouldn’t get hired in the city because she wasn’t a sworn officer yet. Rausch, who started with Brookhaven earlier this year, keeps a set of pink handcuffs on the dashboard of her patrol car. She admits to having a feminine side and enjoying “dainty, girly” things, but she said there’s more to her than that. “I ride a motorcycle [off duty]. I work part-time sports broadcasting for Turner Sports,” Rausch said. “I’ve done a lot of things—shoot guns— that are, in my head, male things to do.” Rausch said she thinks a police force can effectively enforce and communicate with its citizens without having an officer to represent every ethnicity, faith or gender. White disagrees. She said she believes a police force needs officers who should represent the races, beliefs and gender in the community they serve. “Oftentimes, citizens are comfortable when they know the officer responding understands their customs, practices and religion, and can direct-

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Manor Drive—On Oct. 26, a resident noted that about 1 a.m. she heard noises and then later found that someone tried to force entry to her home. She told police that the previous tenant left in a hurry and left several items at the home. He later accused her of stealing his laptop and some belts. She said the former property manager actually has his stuff.

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Drive—On Nov. 4, a resident said she returned home and noticed the door was not locked. She was sure she left it locked. She reported her Sony TV and Nintendo Wii game system missing. She suspects a man who lived with her about nine months ago. She said he was a thief and had stolen from her before. She said he didn’t have a key, but he had access to hers (meaning he probably made a copy of one.)

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block of Roswell Road—On Oct. 24, employees of a discount department store reported that a woman came into the store and took more than $700 in merchandise. She was recognized by the staff, who had her arrested several days earlier for the same thing. Warrants are pending.

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block of Glenridge Drive—On Oct. 25, a man reported that he met a girl on a website and she came over to his home and they spent some time together that included some intimate moments. She abruptly got up and went to the door to leave. (She was intoxicated.) He offered an Uber ride, but she ran off. Later, she texted him saying she would pursue rape charges against him. He phoned the police. The responding officer tried several times to reach her by phone and text, but she did not respond. The man said he returned to his home and discovered his Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine watch, valued at $5,600 and $250 cash was missing. Since that night there was no sexual assault claim made.

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took the shoes and $400 cash from her closet when she broke up with him. He apparently admitted taking them to her, but did not return them. I suggest that if the relationship is over and it is time to end it, make sure you get all your stuff out before you actually leave. I found this out when I discovered my golf clubs and bag on fire when I returned for them. It’s a good idea to hire a bouncer to keep the intended person in the room during the breakup speech.  5700

block of Roswell Road—An employee of a gas station reported a man stole several scratch-off tickets. The em-

ployee said he knows the man, who is a regular customer and thief. Bad guys who steal scratch off or other lotto tickets know the numbers are canceled out, much like serial numbers, so what they do is sell them half price or more. So don’t buy a $5 scratch-off ticket for $2.  Summer

Crossing Drive—A man said his gun is missing from the night stand. He said that there have been delivery people in the residence and could have taken the gun. If someone is going to steal a gun, I think the VERY FIRST place to look is the night stand. Don’t leave it there when you’re gone. In fact, take the gun with you when you go. That’s what

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Road—On Oct. 29, a woman reported she placed her phone on the counter at her job and left it unattended. She said someone reached over the cubical and took it. She saw the shadow of someone running out the door toward the stairs, but could not make out the person well enough for a description.


address—A woman said she was assaulted by her boyfriend, who struck her after he wanted money and she told him he was ungrateful. She said he hit her with a carton of Newports. He was charged with simple battery. address—A woman said her boyfriend and soon-to-be baby’s father struck her in the face after she tried to remove a beer from his hand during the GeorgiaFlorida football game. She said she had scratches on her face from the incident. She did have scratches, but they were not recent. The boyfriend left the location. No charges were filed.

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called to North Fulton Hospital to see a victim who said he was assaulted and stabbed several times in the forearm while at a gas station on Dunwoody Place. He told officers that he walked to the station to buy cigarettes. In line in front of him was a couple. They took a long time to check out, so he said something to them about taking so long. He had words with the man, then bought his cigarettes and walked outside. The same man came up to him and stabbed him in the arm. The victim ran off.

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block of Morgan Falls Road—On Nov. 3, a man reported that he was in a verbal argument with an employee. The man said the other guy “got in his face” and took an aggressive stance while he was in his work space. The other guy then punched him in the mouth, grabbed his personal items and left.

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block of Dunwoody Place—On Nov. 3, around 11:30 p.m., officers were

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Drive—On Oct. 24, officers were called to a restaurant shortly before midnight regarding an attempted car theft. What they found was that the man was very drunk and, instead of getting into his Jeep, he got into someone else’s Jeep by mistake. (Thankfully he did not make it into his Jeep.) He was with a sober friend, who took him home after police cited him for disorderly conduct under the influence.

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address—A man said his ex-girlfriend said she was coming over to break his stuff. He broke up with her recently and on the previous Saturday he told her that he didn’t want to talk to her anymore. In response, she said she would come over and break his windows and damage his belongings. He said he didn’t have hardly any belongings so she would be damaging his roommate’s belongings. Asked what car she would arrive in, he said she doesn’t drive so friends would have to give her a ride.

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