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DeKalb prepares for a solar eclipse

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For a short period on Monday, Aug. 21, the midday sky will turn midnight dark as the entire North American continent experiences a solar eclipse. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), “During those brief moments—when the moon completely blocks the sun’s bright face for about two minutes—day will turn into night, making […]

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Nautical Manhattan tour reveals other side of city

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Being a tourist in New York City presents a traveler with a “cornucopia” challenge—there’s just so darn much to choose from when deciding on things to see and do.  Transportation options for seeing the sights are many—subway, big bus tours, city buses, taxis, rideshare and more. But one can’t go wrong picking a Circle Line […]

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Green + green = green: Novices getting paid to learn about conservation and green jobs

In front of Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia (from left) LEAF interns Naimah Ashford, Amanda Turner, Epiphany Johnson, Attallah Smith and Johanna Amaro. Photo by LA Allen/The Nature Conservancy

  What would entice teens to work in a forest in the summer’s sweltering heat? Concern for the environment and the opportunity to learn something new could be reasons. Getting paid also could be a motivator. For 11 local high school students, the great outdoors has been their office and classroom this summer as they […]

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Confessions of Uber/Lyft drivers

Confessions of Uber/Lyft drivers

Hard-to-believe occurrences when strangers jump in their cars  One of the trendiest ways to get around these days is through rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft. One gets picked up and dropped off by regular folks who use their personal vehicles and it’s all done in real time through mobile apps. It’s been estimated […]

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Monks welcome outsiders to their serene retreat

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A place where monks spend their lives in prayer and labor may not sound like an attraction for outsiders to tour, but that’s exactly the opportunity being offered at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. Located in the Conyers countryside, the monastery, home to 28 Trappist monks, has been a spiritual home and worship site […]

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NYC’s High Line is an attraction high above the rest

The 1.45-mile High Line occupies an elevated rail line that in its prime carried goods through Manhattan’s largest industrial district. Photos by Gale Horton Gay

A trip to New York City can be a pressure cooker-like experience when it comes to deciding what to do—so many options. Choose among theater, museums, historic sites, shopping, dining, sporting and musical events as well as adventures on the water.   One of the likely lesser known places to explore is the High Line, […]

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Everything’s turning red, white and blue

Fireworks at Stone Mountain Park. Photo by Travis Hudgons

The nation will be resplendent in its patriotic colors on July 4 as Americans celebrate Independence Day.  The tradition of Independence Day celebrations dates back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. The Continental Congress voted in favor of independence on July 2, 1776. Two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the […]

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Celebrations of food and drink abound

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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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