Georgia’s scenic Cumberland Island


Off the coast of Georgia sits one of the largest of more than 100 Sea Islands of the southeastern United States. Cumberland Island is home to wild horses, boars, American alligators, armadillos and beautiful sprawling live oaks covered with Spanish moss. The island is a 45-minute ferry ride across the water from St. Mary’s, Georgia’s […]

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Dance a jig, wave a shillelagh, pin a shamrock—St. Patrick’s Day is back

Photo exhibit captures Black America in the 20th century

Eartha Kitt leaps through poster to launch a Citizens Committee on Hill District Renewal program, as police officer Harvey Adams stands near by at Vine and Colwell Streets, Hill District, May 1966. Teenie Harris Archive, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Heinz Family Fund, 2001.35.2509

The Pittsburgh Courier during its 56 years of publishing was perhaps the most widely circulated newspaper for Black Americans in the United States. Although the iconic journal went bankrupt and ceased publication in 1966, its legacy lives on. Among those whose work immortalized the salmon-colored newspaper peddled door-to-door throughout the country in its heyday, was […]

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Getting fit focus of local Biggest Loser contest

David Nash, far left, puts his clients through a rigorous boot camp workout. Some of his boot camp participants have signed up for the Decatur Biggest Loser Fitness and Weight Loss Challenge. Photo by Gale Horton Gay

Kelli Meier just wants to lose a few stubborn pounds. Mike Iconis is aiming to drop nearly 30 so he can be around for his two young daughters and wife. Anthony Stover has a vision of being in the Air Force or Navy reserves but first he must get fit. This is why Meier, Iconis […]

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St. Augustine is one tasty town


St. Augustine, Fla., has a strong and well-deserved reputation for its history. Everywhere there are references to historical figures such as Pedro Menendez de Aviles, who founded the city in 1565, and Henry Flagler, who transformed the area from an alligator-infested swamp into a playground for the rich during the late 1800s. Today the beaches, […]

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Maintaining a healthy relationship key to marital longevity

Maintaining a healthy relationship key to marital longevity

  A Woman’s Day magazine and AOL Living poll of more than 35,000 women revealed that 72 percent of women have considered leaving their husband at some point, and well more than half of those polled regretted marrying their spouse. What does it take to keep a marriage going strong years after the I-dos and […]

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Not too old to learn something new


  To be honest, I really have no business getting on a snowboard. After all, I’m way closer to 60 than I am to 50 and my once-flexible joints are far stiffer than they once were. Still, a visit to Bear Creek Resort and Conference Center in Macungie, Pa., gave me the opportunity to take […]

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Is success in our stars or in ourselves? Good People asks age-old questions


How much of our life is determined by our own choices and how much is blind luck? Had we made a different choice at some critical juncture in our lives, how might it have changed everything? Are decent, ethical people only decent when being so poses no threat to their lifestyle or wellbeing? Pulitzer Prize-winning […]

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