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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Stone Mountain Jack and Jill celebrates 30 years

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In 1987 Black families made up a small percentage of Stone Mountain’s population. To assure that their children had cultural experiences relevant to their heritage as well as leadership development opportunities Black mothers in the area formed a chapter of Jack and Jill, an organization created in 1938 to provide Black children cultural, educational and […]

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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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Outdoor Music 2017

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What better way to enjoy the warm weather of spring and summer than to head outdoors. Throughout DeKalb County, several venues turn simple outdoor spaces into places for people to gather, relax and listen to good music. Yes, music will be in the air from spring through summer and at some venues into fall. Here’s […]

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Welcoming signs coming to Arabia Mountain

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“Signs, signs, everywhere signs; blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind.” –Lyrics to the song “Signs” by Five Man Electrical Band  Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area (AMNHA) will soon be getting new signs, but they’re unlikely to be thought of as blocking out the scenery or breaking anyone’s mind. They are specifically designed to blend […]

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Time to start hunting for Easter eggs

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Easter is one of the most sacred holidays among Christians with Good Friday and Easter Sunday attracting the faithful to services at churches and outdoor venues. Some of the most widely held traditions of Easter, however, aren’t specifically religious in nature. “The most prominent secular symbol of the Christian holiday, the Easter bunny reportedly was […]

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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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Spring is almost here–Perfect time for a festival or outdoor activity

Spring is almost here–Perfect time for a festival or outdoor activity. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Spring is truly right around the corner, making its 2017 debut on Monday, March 20. It’s been feeling like the season of new beginnings for some time with mild, sunny days and the emergence of daffodils and budding trees throughout our communities. While spring may mean an abundance of yard work and spring cleaning for […]

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