Non-profit helps local families for the holidays

The Howey Hudson Lowe Foundation held its annual Winter Wonderland, Dec. 16, at the DeKalb Achievement Center. The event helped underprivileged families in the DeKalb County area. Photo by Horace Holloman

Dozens of DeKalb County families received special gifts this holiday season thanks to the work of a local non-profit organization.  On Dec. 16, the Howey Hudson Lowe Foundation held its annual Winter Wonderland for underprivileged children event at the DeKalb Achievement Center.  The three-hour event featured music, complimentary breakfast and a gift-giving ceremony.  Co-founders of […]

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Atlanta Rhythm Section–started in DeKalb–still rocking after 45 years

Atlanta Rhythm Section–started in DeKalb–still rocking after 45 years

Producer and songwriter Buddy Buie in 1970 decided he wanted to pull together some of the best musicians in the South to perform in the studio he, Rodney Mills, Bill Lowery and J.R. Cobb were putting together in Doraville.  For the recording workspace called Studio One, Buie recruited three musicians he had worked with in […]

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Jekyll Island Club Hotel Embodies Holiday Spirit

Jekyll Island Club Hotel Embodies Holiday Spirit

On any given day the grandeur of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel is something to behold, but during the Christmas holiday season it’s amplified. The large, majestic live oak trees draped in Spanish moss are even more splendid during the holidays as many are wrapped with brilliant white lights. A towering evergreen is outfitted in […]

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Poet says his life took an unexpected path

Poet says his life took an unexpected path

When Hank Stewart was a child in Jacksonville, Fla., poetry did not appeal to him at all. “If you had asked to me to make a list of things I was interested in, poetry wouldn’t have been at the bottom of the list; it wouldn’t have been on the list,” he said. That changed one […]

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Play reveals the making of Dr. Ruth

Play reveals the making of Dr. Ruth

Ruth Westheimer is such a popular sex therapist, author and radio host that she has been widely known simply as Dr. Ruth. While many are familiar with her frank and friendly advice about sex—all delivered in a high-pitched grandmotherly voice—few likely are aware of how she became an icon during the 1980s. That’s what the […]

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True Colors’ Proof is a winner in every way

True Colors’ Proof is a winner in every way

True Colors Theatre Company is starting its 2016-2017 season in a winning fashion—with a Pulitzer Prize/Tony Award winning play performed in a stellar manner. Proof, which was awarded the 2001 Pulitzer, on the surface centers on the relationship between a father who was once a brilliant mathematician and his struggle with mental illness and the […]

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Beauty and relaxation while riding the rails

Beauty and relaxation while riding the rails

Life in Pennsylvania Dutch country is not as fast paced as life in the city and the rolling hills of its farmland invites visitors to slow their roll too. One of the best ways experience to this slower pace of life is aboard the trains of the Strasburg Rail Road. Located in Strasburg, Pa., (85 […]

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Spicy spooky dwellings now part of gingerbread house tradition

Spicy spooky dwellings now part of gingerbread house tradition

Celebrating the holidays by baking and decorating houses, churches and even entire villages of gingerbread trimmed in cookies, candies and frosting is a tradition that goes back to early 19th century Germany, according to An A to Z of Food and Drink, published by Oxford University Press.   In recent years, there has been a […]

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