Nurse teaches better health through fitness


As a registered nurse it is LaTasha “Tadda” Lewis’ job to advise patients to eat right and exercise to help prevent heart attacks, strokes and other diseases. But in January 2008, Lewis noticed that she was not applying that same advice to her life. The former track and cross country runner saw that she had […]

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Farmer’s market offer fresh-from-the-farm gems


Summer means dining options expand tremendously. Dine-in, cook out, pack a picnic or cocktails on the porch. One of the keys to a great summer meal is fresh ingredients and one of the best places to go for fresh-from-the-farms fruits and vegetables is farmer’s markets. There are farmer’s markets in practically every part of town. […]

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JCC’s Judaism courses offer something for everyone


Judaism is the root of the world’s two largest religions. Yet few of these adherents know much about this ancient faith. Many Christians do not know the Jewish view of Jesus, and few Muslims know the role Judaism played in the origins of Islam. There are also nonreligious Jews who know little about the theology […]

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Sunny Isles makes for sunny disposition

Sunny Isles Beach Bay

  One shimmering glass and steel tower after another line the beachfront of Sunny Isles, Fla. Construction is booming with multimillion-dollar projects appearing to outdo each other in height and creative design. Still, this shouldn’t stop anyone from getting excited about vacationing in this south Florida paradise. Somehow despite all this development Sunny Isles has […]

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Secrets behind festival may be revealed


If the Decatur Arts Festival seems like it’s always been the top-notch arts event that is today, think again. Once organizers had to beg artists to participate and more than a few missteps have occurred along the way. The festival’s back story will be the focus of a DeKalb History Center Lunch and Learn event […]

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Go fly a kite


Looking for a carefree activity or a pastime reminiscent of childhood or something physical to get the younger folks moving and laughing? Consider flying a kite. Kite flying is believed to be more than 2000 years old and cultures around the globe (China, India, Japan) have early ties to kites. Throughout the years, kites have […]

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A mission to redeem marginalized young Black men

Gregory Ellison

The Gospels report that Jesus sought out the marginalized in his society. For the church to continue Jesus’ work, it cannot neglect those who exist on the fringes today. Gregory Ellison, an assistant professor of pastoral care and counseling at Emory’s Candler School of Theology, has been at the forefront of the mission to reach […]

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400 million years of history and nature await discovery at Arabia Mountain

A pool of diamorpha adds a stark contrast to weathered rock surface at Arabia Mountain. Photo by John Hewitt

An often-used slogan for the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve area is “See 400 million years from here.”  All it takes is a little imagination and an open mind. As we began our ascent to the top of Arabia Mountain in Lithonia, it wasn’t difficult to imagine dinosaurs roaming the area or hunters and gatherers looking […]

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