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Sandy Springs Girl Scout tops the cookie charts

Sandy Springs Girl Scout tops the cookie charts

It’s that time again. You can expect a knock on the door, an order form passed around the office, perhaps a booth in front of the grocery store where your…

Volunteers bring a little warmth to the homeless

Volunteers bring a little warmth to the homeless

By J.D. Moor The temperature was forecast to drop below freezing on Dec. 13. At 10:46 p.m., clutching a new blanket wrapped in plastic, Buckhead lawyer Kel Long stepped cautiously…

In 2012, they’ve worked to make our communities better

In 2012, they’ve worked to make our communities better

Over the past year, Reporter Newspapers has spotlighted local individuals and groups who have dedicated time and energy to improving our cities and neighborhoods. They contribute in a wide variety…

Peach State Stitchers knit a warm place for cancer patients

Peach State Stitchers knit a warm place for cancer patients

By J.D. Moor Armed with needle, thread, scissors and altruistic compassion, Jacqueline Granath’s Dunwoody-based chapter of 56 Peach State Stitchers last year started making fleece blankets for breast cancer patients…

Amy’s party still going strong after 18 years

Amy’s party still going strong after 18 years

It’s the season of Christmas trees, carols and manger scenes, though it’s not one Amy Zeide identifies with. But the religious school director at Congregation B’nai Torah in Sandy Springs…

Addition to Dunwoody’s garden will bear community fruit

Addition to Dunwoody’s garden will bear community fruit

By Tom Oder When a small band of volunteers started the Dunwoody Community Garden several years ago, they believed that one day their efforts would bear fruit. It’s safe to…

Community Assistance Center accepting food boxes, gift cards

People interested in helping needy families this Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season can pitch in by donating a food box or gift card to the Community Assistance Center. The…

Dunwoody veteran creates foundation to honor ‘wingmen’

Dunwoody veteran creates foundation to honor ‘wingmen’

  Rob “Waldo” Waldman has never done things on a small scale. But even he admits he’s taken on an enormous challenge this time. The Dunwoody resident and former fighter…

New league fields players with mild disabilites

New league fields players with mild disabilites

Jackson Wickley, 11, wanted to play youth-league baseball like his brothers. But he didn’t fit in with most teams. Speech delays and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, usually called ADHD, kept…

Foundation provides training for disabled athletes

Foundation provides training for disabled athletes

Like many great ideas, the Getting2Tri Foundation was born on the back of a cocktail napkin. Founder Mike Lenhart said he was on an airplane in 2006 when he had…

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