Exhilaration of whitewater rafting on the Nile

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My impression of the Nile used to be a gentle, meandering river. All that changed Feb. 14, when I had the opportunity to go whitewater rafting on what many consider to be the longest river in the world. Yes, parts of the River Nile are flat and placid, but then there are the other parts—rapids […]

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Spring is almost here–Perfect time for a festival or outdoor activity

Spring is almost here–Perfect time for a festival or outdoor activity. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Spring is truly right around the corner, making its 2017 debut on Monday, March 20. It’s been feeling like the season of new beginnings for some time with mild, sunny days and the emergence of daffodils and budding trees throughout our communities. While spring may mean an abundance of yard work and spring cleaning for […]

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Cojimar, Cuba: An idyllic coastal village far from the maddening crowds of Havana

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With lessened restrictions on travel between the US and Cuba, many Americans are flocking to what was once known as the Jewel of the Caribbean in record numbers. That jewel now shows many signs of neglect from 70-plus years of being shut out by America, but it still has its charm. From Atlanta, it’s now […]

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Do you wanna be in pictures?

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Opportunities abound but experts say training is the key For those with a longing to be part of the movie industry, there’s probably never been a better time to do so and still live right here in DeKalb County. Opportunities to be involved in filmmaking in big and small ways have been growing over the […]

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Technician calculates how to make a perfect fit

Understanding the technical aspects of measuring a hand is one of the keys to making a good fit, according to Paul Summons.

He may be a bowler’s best friend. Paul Summons understands the intricacies and mechanics of what helps bowlers to meet their marks. Summons is a technical ball fitter and driller, which means he determines where the holes go on a new bowling ball to custom fit to a bowler’s hand. Summons is with Striking Results […]

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Africa’s Victoria Falls is awe inspiring

A staircase at Victoria Falls gives visitors a birds-eye view of the cascading water. Photos by Gale Horton Gay

Majestic. Magnificent. Awesome. These words come close to aptly describing Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world. Located on southern Africa’s Zambezi River, the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, the single-drop falls is a staggering 355 feet high.  The falls was named for England’s Queen Victoria after explorer and missionary David Livingstone came upon […]

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The Year of the Rooster

The Chinese New Year celebration featured four performances of the lion dance, which symbolizes a community approaching good fortune. Photo by R. Scott Belzer

Hundreds made their way to Chinatown Mall in Chamblee on Jan. 28 and 29 to celebrate the year of the rooster. Jan. 28 marked the Lunar New Year—2917, also known as the year of the rooster—for China and much of Asia. Chinatown Mall joined others around the world to celebrate the event by hosting fire-spinners, […]

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New crop of veggie lovers sprouting thanks to school garden

Collards, kale, Swiss chard are among the winter vegetables growing in the garden at Stoneview Elementary School. Photo by Gale Horton Gay

  Eight-year-old Jackie Lozoya used to hate cabbage. Now she likes it. Dadrianna White, 10, wasn’t a fan of cauliflower, but put it on her plate today and she’ll gobble it up. Jamir Grady, 9, recently gave two thumbs up to a blueberry/collard smoothie that he tasted for the first time. Lozoya, White and Grady […]

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