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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Baby boomers meet at bookstore to plan ‘the next chapter’

Baby boomers meet at bookstore to plan ‘the next chapter’

The year after World War II ended, 1946, more babies were born in the United States than in any previous year in the nation’s history, according to history.com. The birth rate continued to escalate during the next 20 years, creating what came to be known as “the post-war baby boom.” Now, the oldest members of […]

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Drama, comedy, song and dance are center stage in Decatur

Drama, comedy, song and dance are center stage in Decatur

Lovers of live theater might want to free up some time to attend the 2016 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, taking place at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts and Community Center in Decatur. The festival showcases various forms of storytelling—stage plays, dance, readings, musical performances, conferences, cocktail receptions, an Apollo-style amateur competition and more. The festival, […]

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More fun than fright in ghost tale Freed Spirits

More fun than fright in ghost tale Freed Spirits

In October, the month when ghost stories abound, theatergoers can see what local phantoms are up to in the play Freed Spirits at the Horizon Theatre in Little Five Points.  Freed Spirits is part of Horizon Theatre’s New South Play Festival. In its 17th year, Horizon is featuring plays from, for and about Atlanta and […]

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Vintage mobile tiny living is big business

Vintage mobile tiny living is big business

They come in all colors, shapes and sizes They are often found in old barns, back yards, junkyards, pastures and often are in dire need of extreme TLC. Some have all the comforts of home and some are a bit less accommodating, with no bathroom, but lots of charm. Almost all feature cooking, dining and […]

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Wildwood opens at Fernbank Museum

Wildwood opens at Fernbank Museum

There’s something new nestled behind Fernbank Museum. In the woods and among the tall trees, there’s now paved paths, boardwalks, exhibits, a wildlife sanctuary, outdoor play spaces and the entrance to an old-growth forest. Welcome to WildWoods, Fernbank’s new offering that organizers hope will connect current and future generations to their environment and foster a […]

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Local churches support national evangelizing crusade

Local churches support national evangelizing crusade

Greg Laurie’s Harvest Christian evangelizing crusades have drawn comparisons to the Billy Graham crusades popular in the mid- to late-20th century. It’s no coincidence. Laurie serves on the board of directors for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and notes on his website that Graham called him the “evangelist of the future.” First Baptist Stone Mountain […]

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