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'Cake Mix Doctor' to host book signing

'Cake Mix Doctor' to host book signing

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- A bestselling author who specializes in gluten-free cooking will host a demonstration and book signing in Brookhaven this week.

Anne Byrn, better known as the Cake Mix Doctor, is the author of Unbelievably Gluten-Free! and several other cookbooks. Although she is not sensitive to gluten, Byrn still believes that the more than 30 million Americans who cannot eat the wheat-derived protein should not have to compromise taste in their favorite comfort foods.

Byrn's presentation will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Cook's Warehouse.

Learn more at cookswarehouse.com or cakemixdoctor.com.

Cook's Warehouse Brookhaven is located at 4062 Peachtree Road.

Meet McKayla Maroney in Brookhaven

Meet McKayla Maroney in Brookhaven

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- One of the most popular members of the U.S. Olympic team will meet her fans and sign autographs in Brookhaven on Tuesday.

Gold and silver medal-winning gymnast McKayla Maroney will be at the Brookhaven AT&T store from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Maroney is in Atlanta for the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions, which will be at the Gwinnett Arena on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Anybody can stop by the AT&T store to chat with Maroney and hear her stories about the tour and the London Olympics.

The AT&T store is located in the Town Brookhaven shopping center.

2 Dynamo swimmers to participate in FINA Swimming World Cup Tour

2 Dynamo swimmers to participate in FINA Swimming World Cup Tour

CHAMBLEE, Ga. -- Dynamo Swim Club is used to producing champions.

Over the summer, one of its athletes, 18-year-old Matias Koski, made it to the London Olympics, swimming for his native Finland.

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Now, two more swimmers from the Chamblee-based club are making a splash on the international swimming scene.

Gunnar Bentz and Kylie Stewart, both 16, will participate in the European leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup Tour. They are among only eight junior U.S. swimmers to make the team.

Jason Turcotte, head coach and CEO of Dynamo, will lead the American team. Olympians Jessica Hardy and Anthony Ervin and NCAA national champion Tom Shields will also accompany the swimmers on their tour, which stops in Moscow on Oct. 17-18 and Berlin on Oct. 20-21.

Dismissed North Atlanta High Principal speaks out

Dismissed North Atlanta High Principal speaks out

ATLANTA - A handful of parents greeted the ousted former principal of North Atlanta High with applause Tuesday morning when he showed up Atlanta Public School headquarters.

Mark Mygrant came to file a formal Open Records Request asking about an anonymous teacher's alleged claims of racism against two of his former administrators.

Mygrant believes that's why he was suddenly dismissed last Friday and several administrators transferred, one month before the retired interim principal was to have been replaced anyway.

"I would have gladly put the keys under the mat and rode off into the sunset and I was prepared to do that until I heard that other administrators were taken down by this," he said.

He and his supporters insist the allegations are unfounded and shameful.

"I truly believe that it stems from the very highest up; there might be even board involvement and that it's just political greed gone wild," Mygrant added.

2012 Suzi Award nominees announced

2012 Suzi Award nominees announced

ATLANTA -- The nominees for this year's Suzi Bass Awards were announced Monday.

The Suzi Awards are among the top honors for Atlanta theater productions. This year's Suzi Nomination Party was held at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville, which scored 18 nominations.

Aurora's world premiere production of Clyde 'n Bonnie: A Folktale had 15 nominations -- the most of any play or musical. Second place went to Spring Awakening at Actor's Express with 10 nominations, while two shows tied for a third-place seven nominations -- Atlanta Lyric Theatre's Gypsy and Theatrical Outfit's Red.

11Alive's Christine Pullara attends Marble Slab Creamery opening

11Alive's Christine Pullara attends Marble Slab Creamery opening

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- A new Marble Slab Creamery recently opened in Brookhaven, and a member of the 11Alive family was on hand to celebrate.

Christine Pullara, host of the morning show "Atlanta & Company," attended a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Aug. 24. Afterward, she served scoops of ice cream to Marble Slab customers.

The opening celebration gave customers an opportunity to sign up for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk, which raises awareness and money for cancer research.

Several notables attended the opening, including J. Max Davis, mayoral candidate for the brand new city of Brookhaven, and members of the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce.