Nash, Dunwoody open season with win

Dunwoody quarterback Nick Pastrone (18) eludes Clarkston defenders. Photo by Travis Hudgons

Michael Nash got his first win as a head coach after Dunwoody defeated Clarkston 32-14 at Hallford Stadium Aug. 21. “It feels real good,” Nash said. “These kids deserve it. They worked their tails off and they’ve believed in the promise that we made to them that we’re going to get there. We’re a long […]

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Shop frames ‘anything that doesn’t breathe’

Owner Carolyn Shalosky shows the variety of possibilities in frames and mats. Photos by Kathy Mitchell

Carolyn Shalosky calls her business partnership with her husband “a match made in heaven.” The Shaloskys, who opened a framing shop called The Great Frame Up in Atlanta’s Morningside area in 2011, recently opened a second store in downtown Decatur. Andy Shalosky, a graphic artist, is in charge of the production end of the business. […]

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Ivy Prep names new executive director

Newly appointed Executive Director Alisha Morgan stands in the halls of Ivy Preparatory Academy.

Former Georgia lawmaker Alisha Morgan is asking Ivy Preparatory academies to “dream with me.” Morgan was recently appointed as the new executive director by the Board of Directors of Ivy Preparatory single-gender charter schools network. She said, “There’s no way that you can take an organization forward if you’re not genuinely exposing yourself to the […]

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Fernbank presents ROBOTS


 Robots are intriguing—from the way they move, to the way that they communicate. In a new giant-screen film by National Geographic, engineers and researchers put their bots through a series of training tests and courses to improve their functionality and make them more human. Throughout the film, robotic teams aim to perfect hand gestures, balance […]

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Brookhaven City Council defers tree ordinance amendment

Brookhaven city officials are working with tree protection advocates to establish a working tree ordinance. Photo by Carla Parker

Brookhaven City Council voted Aug. 11 to wait two weeks to adopt a proposed amendment to the city’s tree ordinance. Brookhaven arborist Kay Evanovich presented the proposed changes in a second read during the council’s regular meeting. The modifications include changing the density from 100 inches per acre preserved to 120 inches per acre or […]

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Butterfly festival returns to Dunwoody

Festival volunteer uses two strings and bucket of soap to entertain dozens of youngsters by creating giant bubbles.

For 22 years the Dunwoody Nature Center has drawn crowds of more than 3,000 people to its annual Butterfly Festival. This year the event took place Aug. 15 in Dunwoody Park and was packed with family activities, crafts, music, live animal encounters, food and a birds of prey show. The highlights were the huge tents […]

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Mother seeks charges in son’s attack

Attorney Mawuli Davis, right, is seeking justice for a teenager injured by mall security guards. Photos by Andrew Cauthen

  A DeKalb mother wants justice for her teenage son who was injured during an altercation with Stonecrest Mall security guards in June. “I would have never guessed in a million years this would happen to me and my family,” said Charvella Hamm, after an Aug. 17 meeting with DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James. […]

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Dunwoody wins Spikefest

Dunwoody won the Spikefest Tournament after beating Lakeside 2-0. Photo provided

The Dunwoody volleyball team got its season started as champions of the 2015 DeKalb County Spikefest Volleyball tournament. The Lady Wildcats defeated Lakeside 2-0 (25-11, 25-14) to claim this year’s Spikefest title on Aug. 16. Dunwoody is coming off a 2014 season that saw the team reach the semifinals of the Class AAAAA playoffs. The […]

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