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Buckhead Reporter

Honoring veterans

Sweet strings

Musicians soothe hospital patients MAKING A DIFFERENCE 15

Fried is good

The Colonnade does shrimp right RESTAURANTS 20

NOV. 14 — NOV. 27, 2014 • VOL. 8 — NO. 23


Memorial Park group about half way to fundraising goal

Sweater weather


From left, Carter McNeil and Eugene Oh, and Jonna Bliss and her son Andrew, 1, take it all in during the Atlanta History Center’s “Magic Monday, Fall on the Farm” activities on Nov. 1. The program teaches youngsters the difficulties faced by those who lived on the Smith Family Farm. View another photo on page 12.


The Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy (AMPC) has reached 49 percent of its fundraising goal toward major renovations and upgrades to Bobby Jones Golf Course and Bitsy Grant Tennis Center, part of a longrange master plan. Expected to take 10 years and cost from $10 to $15 million to complete, the most significant part of the master plan is an overhaul of the golf course, which hasn’t been updated in more than 80 years. While big changes are still to come, smaller, significant ones are happing on a regular basis, including the ongoing repair of the sewage pipe that crosses over Peachtree Creek in Memorial Park. The pump station along Woodward Way has been removed, and the second pump station along Wesley Drive was removed, according to the AMPC. SEE ATLANTA, PAGE 2

Country road, take me home... to Buckhead? BY JOE EARLE

It’s certainly not your typical city street. Lee Circle sits in the heart of Buckhead, just a six-minute drive from Lenox Square Mall. But this little residential byway tucked away in the middle of the Pine Hills neighborhood isn’t like its neighbors. It’s only a lane wide. And it’s paved with gravel. That’s right, gravel. People who live on Lee Circle call their street a little touch of country in the heart of the city. And it may just be Buckhead’s last real gravel road, according to city officials. Where You “It’s tucked away, but right in the middle of everything,” resiLive dent Camila Knowles said. “I love it. I grew up in south Georgia, where there were dirt roads everywhere. .... It reminds me of home. It’s just quaint.” Lee Circle surprises people. Some drivers who come upon it seem to think that because it’s gravel, it must be someone’s driveway, so they just keep going, resident Cindy Lawless

Camila Knowles, with daughter Lola-Cooper at their home on Lee Circle. The area is “tucked away, but right in the middle of everything,” says Knowles. JOE EARLE


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