Jamaica’s celebration of 50 years of independence makes for a great excuse to visit

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  Only a short plane ride from Atlanta sits the fifth largest island in the Caribbean. The indigenous people of the island named it Xaymaca, meaning the “Land of Wood and Water.” Now the island, Jamaica, is celebrating 50 years of independence from British rule. Over the centuries Jamaica passed through the hands of Spain […]

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Behind the velvet rope: New program bestows celebrity treatment on unsung heros

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DeKalb County educator Deborah Broom-Cooley now knows what it feels like to be treated like a celebrity. In mid-July Cooley and her husband Henry Cooley Jr. spent a whirlwind weekend getting the royal treatment: a hotel stay, lunch with a local television personality, use of a luxury vehicle, consultation with a personal trainer, a yoga […]

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New hotel, casino, shopping mall make for fun getaway

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What a nice surprise it is when a hotel that’s unassuming on the outside is a splendor of style and comfort inside. That was my experience recently while staying at The Hotel at Arundel Preserve in Hanover, Md., a suburb of Baltimore. Enter the lobby of the 150-room luxury boutique hotel and one’s senses are […]

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