Celebrations of food and drink abound

Pine Lake Lakefest

Summer and fall are seasons when food lovers don’t have to look far for celebrations of one kind or another of food and drink. In DeKalb County, barbecue, beer, international cuisine and even collard greens are elevated to showcase status at various festivals and special events. We gathered a few here but a little online […]

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Mosque welcomes visitors to explore its grandeur

Floor-to-ceiling artwork is infused in Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center in Abu Dhabi including marble columns with inlay of floral designs. Photos by Gale Horton Gay

Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is an ultra-modern city dominated by sleek contemporary skyscrapers and mind-blowing mega-malls, entertainment complexes, international hotels, lavish homes. In the midst of all this is a religious site that may outshine them all—Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center. It is a vast property with stunning architectural designs built […]

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Animal care and family life focus of Love and Vets

OPINION: Positives outweigh the negatives here in DeKalb

Opinion

Those of us tasked with writing editorial and opinion pieces certainly have no shortage of topics from which to choose. In DeKalb County, we barely can get over one scandal before we find ourselves faced with yet another negative situation. Sometimes even those of us trained and experienced in expressing our views find it difficult […]

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Artistic inspiration found during Cuba travels

Viva Cuba by Sharon Dowdell

Inspiration for artists comes in many forms—sometimes in their own backyards and sometimes in exotic places.  Four local artists found inspiration a few months ago on the island of Cuba, thanks to support from a local arts center. Now their work is being shared at venues throughout DeKalb County. The artists are Les Scarborough, owner […]

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Nature Conservancy putting its support behind DeKalb’s natural places

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Constitution Lakes is a DeKalb County park that, according to the people who know it and love it, has tremendous potential. It’s not the kind of park with athletic fields and pavilions but a natural site that many consider a nature preserve. However, its potential is marred by invasive plants and debris from people who […]

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Much to marvel at in fascinating Dubai

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Gleaming towers of steel and glass, mega shopping malls as well as traditional marketplaces and unique attractions await visitors to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. It’s a fascinating mix of traditional culture (Muslim men in traditional white robes and women covered head to toe in black), ultra-modern design in everything from buildings to median […]

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Exhilaration of whitewater rafting on the Nile

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My impression of the Nile used to be a gentle, meandering river. All that changed Feb. 14, when I had the opportunity to go whitewater rafting on what many consider to be the longest river in the world. Yes, parts of the River Nile are flat and placid, but then there are the other parts—rapids […]

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