Breweries roll out new beers to celebrate new law

A flight of craft beers at Wild Heaven Brewery. Photo by Travis Hudgons

  Local craft beer brew masters and beer lovers celebrated a new law that went into effect Sept. 1 by raising a pint or two and for some byreleasing a new line of brews. Gov. Nathan Deal signed what’s been called the “beer bill” in May after a long-fought battle that pitted alcohol distributors against […]

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Contemplate America’s dark moment at 911 Museum

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It might not sound like a great way to spend one’s time when visiting New York City, but going to the 911 Memorial & Museum should top any “must-see” list. It is a stunningly beautiful building and its multi-media exhibits are presented in a way that captures the history, loss, heroism and humanity of what […]

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Building camaraderie while rubbing elbows in the kitchen

Donna Satchell Kimble, right, and her teammates assemble a smoked salmon appetizer.

Team building activities in the great outdoors have been popular for years. Now a local business is focusing on strengthening teams by taking them into the kitchen. Team Building With Taste is an enterprise that seeks to foster collaboration and innovation and build trust for the team members of its clients—all while cooking up appetizers, […]

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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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