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Sandy Springs Rotary Club project puts dictionaries in hands of local third graders

Meredith Pruden meredithpruden@reporternewspaper.net The Rotary Club of Sandy Springs recently distributed more than 450 dictionaries to third grade students at the four elementary schools within its district. The students of…

Principal’s philosophy nurtures ‘real world’ school

By Meredith Pruden meredithpruden@reporternewspapers.net At only 36-years-old, she’s one of the youngest school principals in the Fulton County system and the youngest ever in Sandy Springs, but Lisa Silverstein doesn’t…

Smooth talking fifth grader stands out

By Meredith Pruden meredithpruden@reporternewspapers.net With job positions including professional speaker, council representative and news anchor filling his resume, one Woodland Charter Elementary school fifth grader already has a career history…

Council adds neighborhoods’ voices to city’s development

By John Schaffner editor@reporternewspapers.net Lawrence D. Young, who is widely known as Larry Young, has a law practice and is a part-time judge for the city of Sandy Springs. But…

New Sandy Springs amphitheater rising near historic site

By John Schaffner editor@reporternewspapers.net Sandy Springs is about to get its own Chastain Park Amphitheater-type venue on a somewhat smaller scale adjacent to the Williams-Payne House historical site. The $1.2…

Mayor brings ‘dinner time’ approach to City Hall

By Tova Fruchtman Even while she was working a day job and volunteering in her community, Sandy Springs Mayor Eva Galambos made a home cooked meal for her family nearly…

Residents set their sights on city’s development

By John Schaffner editor@reporternewspapers.net The weather outside was dreary and cold, but it didn’t dampen the interest of many Sandy Springs residents in seeing how city officials and a citizen…

Parks plan: Riverfront, trails, greenways

By Meredith Pruden meredithpruden@reporternewspapers.net The city’s purchase of nearly one dozen parks from Fulton County was finalized in late 2006 ushering in yet another turning point for Sandy Springs. But,…

Sandy Springs-based Children’s Wish Foundation puts smiles on faces of dying children

By Meredith Pruden Pictures of smiling children line the walls one on top of the next—hundreds, maybe thousands, of them. One with actor Jim Carey, another with ex-President Bill Clinton.…

Recipient of gifts to soldiers visits Weber School students

By John Schaffner editor@reporternewspapers.net  Petite and young looking 21-year-old Army Specialist Gabi Cha, on two-week leave from her base in Iraq, spent most of the day Feb. 16 visiting with…