Category: Slideshow

Photos: NYO Football kicks off in Buckhead’s Chastain Park with family event

Northside Youth Organization football kicked off in Buckhead’s Chastain Park on Sept. 8 with a family event at Blackwell Field. Besides a “Bigs League” game – the league for sixth- and seventh-grade players – the event including a cheerleading exhibition and a character lesson discussion with Daron and Zack Blaylock, twins who formerly played football in NYO and at the University of Kentucky. NYO is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and is planning a celebration for Oct. 6. For more information, see nyo70th.splashthat.com. Photos by Phil Mosier. From left, Vikings cheerleaders Morgan Rhino, Brooke Davis, Anna Sheets and...

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Wildcats Weekend: Dunwoody High’s football team trounces Chamblee

The Dunwoody Wildcats had one of the best games of Friday night football on Sept. 6, blowing out the Chamblee Bulldogs 37-0 at North DeKalb Stadium in Chamblee, the home field for both teams. The win put the Dunwoody High varsity team to an even 1-1 in the first two games of the season, following an Aug. 30 loss to St. Pius X. The remainder of Dunwoody’s schedule: Sept. 13, at Cambridge; Sept. 30, vs. Northview; Sept. 27, at Alpharetta; Oct. 4, vs. Pope; Oct. 18 vs. Centennial; Oct. 25, vs. North Atlanta; Nov. 1, at Chattahoochee; Nov. 8,...

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Atlanta History Center exhibit chronicles women’s fight for right to vote

Upstairs at the Swan House on the grounds of the Atlanta History Center are two rooms filled with dozens of historic artifacts, from documents to dresses to a judge’s robe and gavel. They all come together to contribute to the story of the women’s voting rights movement in Atlanta and Georgia and its impact on women in politics. The artifacts are part of a new exhibit, “Any Great Change: The Centennial of the 19th Amendment,” commemorating the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right in 1920 to vote in elections. The exhibit about the advocacy for suffrage – a...

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Submit your questions for DHA/Reporter Dunwoody candidate forum

Dunwoody residents can use an online form to submit their questions for any or all candidates at a Sept. 22 forum sponsored by the Dunwoody Homeowners Association and the Dunwoody Reporter. The form is available online here. All candidates for mayor and three City Council seats will be invited to participate in the forum, which is scheduled for Sept. 22, 2-4 p.m. at Dunwoody High School, 5035 Vermack Road. DHA President Adrienne Duncan and Dunwoody Reporter Managing Editor John Ruch will lead the forum. The election will be held Nov....

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Brookhaven wants Emory’s $1B redevelopment to include pedestrian bridges over I-85, North Druid Hills Road

Pedestrian bridges across North Druid Hills Road and I-85 are included in the city of Brookhaven’s requests to Emory University as part of Emory’s plans to build out a $1 billion mixed-use project on 60 acres in Executive Park. Emory’s plans includes 1.84 million square feet of office and medical space, 60,000 square feet of commercial, a 140-room hospital, four multiunit residential buildings with 718 units, and a 200 room hotel. The project is expected to be built out in several phases over 15 to 20 years. Construction of a new Musculoskeletal Center building as part of Emory’s existing...

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Up for debate: Local schools ride high in speech competitions

Jeffrey Miller portrays his introduction to high school debate as a happy accident. He signed up for his first debate class at his south metro Atlanta high school because he was looking for something that wouldn’t be too demanding. “I heard it was an easy A,” he joked. But debate turned out to mean a lot more to Miller than just something to fill out his schedule. He was hooked. “I took debate all four years,” he said. “I really caught the fever. It’s all I did in high school.” And it stuck. Now, he’s director of speech and...

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Around Town: Jamming on the old tunes at a Sandy Springs barbecue spot

Libby Lintel played piano, but she decided it was too solitary an instrument. She wanted to tackle music that would allow her more chances to play with other people. So, a little more than six years ago, she took up the banjo. Learning to play her new open-backed banjo led her to “old-time” music, the slice of American folk music associated with songs and string bands of the Appalachians. “The old tunes are pretty,” the 57-year-old Cobb County resident said. “They’re simple melodies. They’re historic. It kind of links you with the past.” It links her with like-minded musicians,...

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Buckhead’s Lenox Square celebrates 60 years as mall destination

Lenox Square is celebrating 60 years as a destination mall in not only the Southeast, but for international tourists as well. The massive mall at Peachtree and Lenox roads opened Aug. 3, 1959, in a very different form – an open-air shopping center with 60 stores. Now it’s a multilevel icon with well over 200 stores. And for the summer, it is featuring a display about its own history. “We celebrate Lenox Square’s 60th anniversary with pride,” said Sam Massell, president of the Buckhead Coalition, in the written version of remarks he delivered at an Aug. 1 anniversary event...

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Brookhaven paid design firm $45K for dramatic drawings for Amazon HQ2 bid

The city of Brookhaven paid an architectural design firm $45,219.14 to create dramatic drawings as part of a bid named “Project Passport” to bring the second Amazon headquarters to Brookhaven two years ago. The drawings show the proposal was much larger than was revealed at the time and included part of the city’s Peachtree Creek Greenway trail. Rosser International was hired to design cutting-edge campuses to try to lure the new Amazon headquarters to the city. The drawings are still posted to Rosser’s website. However, the company reportedly went out of business in May in a surprise move. The...

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Police raise alarm on guns stolen from cars

At a recent Brookhaven City Council meeting, Police Chief Gary Yandura gave a brief report on the department’s activities. A fundraising 5K to benefit a police program was scheduled in the next few days, traffic at Montgomery Elementary School seemed to be running smoothly at the start of the school year with help from the traffic unit. But one final item stood out to council members. Yandura reported that on Aug. 12, a day before the council meeting, an AR-15-style rifle was reported stolen from the backseat of a person’s pickup truck while it was parked in the driveway...

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Old stonework and new HQ are signs of Chastain Park progress

Mark Nelson hiked up some of the historic stone stairs he recently exhumed from head-high weeds in Chastain Park, part of months of his work to uncover fine stonework that is little-known even among park regulars. “It reminds me of north Georgia,” said Nelson, who joined the Chastain Park Conservancy as director of operations and volunteer programs in January in a busy year for the park. A devastating Jan. 4 fire at the conservancy’s headquarters – the day after Nelson started work – was the first challenge. The conservancy is now preparing for a move into a new headquarters...

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Commentary: Nicknaming the 285/400 interchange

It’s big. It’s expensive. It already has created controversy and angered drivers and it’s not even going to be finished until next year. But one thing the rebuilt interchange at I-285 and Ga. 400 doesn’t have is a name. It needs one, if only to keep up with Spaghetti Junction, the Cobb Cloverleaf, the Downtown Connector and other metro Atlanta highway landmarks. We came up with a few suggestions of our own and asked our readers on social media to suggest more nicknames for the collection of concrete taking form on the Perimeter. And they came through. In a...

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