Monday, May 13, 2013
Artist Dakoro created a painting live on Saturday, during a music and paint show at Kat’s Café in Midtown. He gave the completed work to an audience member who guessed the correct age of the person in the painting. See more below.
Artist Dakoro Edwards, of Sandy Springs, created a painting live on Saturday, during a music and paint show at Kat’s Café in Midtown. Edwards said the painting is inspired by a hope that young women today would recognize their inner beauty rather than devalue themselves. He gave the completed work to an audience member who guessed the correct age of the person in the painting, which is 17.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Several Sandy Springs residents saw a small black bear wandering in their neighborhood on Monday.
Sandy Springs resident Margaret Welch sent Patch this photo of a black bear eating bird seed on a neighbor's deck on Monday.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Neighbors say some homeowners are selling their homes to builders for about $200,000. The homes are torn down and replaced by $800,000 houses.
Builders have moved into the Mountaire Springs neighborhood. Dirt trucks and work crews are up and down streets completing new homes that have replaced smaller and older ranch-style houses. Neighbors say some homeowners are selling to builders for about $200,000. The older homes are torn down and replaced by $800,000 houses. The new homes are in demand and some are selling before they're completely built. David Bailey, former president of the Amberidge Homeowners Association, has taken notice. “In my humble opinion, there is definitely going to be a lot more of this,” he said. “The whole real estate market really turned in the last six months. In the Bridgewood Valley, they scraped four houses in a week to 10 days,”
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Tell us what makes your mom so awesome and upload a photo for your chance to win a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card and some great Patch merchandise.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Manhunt for killer of Sandy Springs man is also a top story, this week.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The Sandy Springs signal will prohibit right on red onto Riverside Drive, southbound from Johnson Ferry Road.
From Sharon Kraun The City of Sandy Springs has delayed activation of its new traffic signal at Johnson Ferry Road and Riverside Drive until Tuesday. Programmers experienced issues with the system timing, and want to monitor the system over several days to ensure proper operation. The signal will prohibit right on red onto Riverside Drive, southbound from Johnson Ferry Road. A flashing yellow arrow will permit a right turn after yielding to traffic. The signal is being installed to enhance safety at that intersection, in particular, to accommodate sight distance issues on Riverside.
Ray's on the River will host a tequila class on Saturday.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Also: Starlight Drive-in shooting trial; taxi driver arrested for dealing marijuana; Brookhaven burglaries, hit-and-run driver indicted on 29 charges; Buckhead armed robberies.
Nearby Sandy Springs Patch headlines of the day
Angelia Salas was on her lunch break at a Roswell Road Publix.
Angelia Salas of Smyrna was on her lunch break at a Sandy Springs Publix Super Market when she purchased a $550,000 Grand Money instant game ticket. “I scratched it in the store,” Salas said in a Georgia Lottery Corp. news release. “I said, ‘Oh my gosh! Am I seeing this right? Is this real?’ ” Salas' vision was fine. She handed the ticket to her supervisor, who confirmed her winnings. “I feel like the whole world has been lifted off of me,” she said. Salas, 50, said she plans to put her winnings to good use. She intends to pay off her car note, her father’s car note and her father’s mortgage.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Homeowners on the south end of Riverside Drive were at risk for eminent domain.