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Smiling faces are a sign of the good time had at the Marcus Jewish Community Center Summer Day Camp. Photo provided

  It’s the middle of winter. That means it’s time to start planning for summer camp. Those who start early will get their child enrolled in the best programs. The Marcus Jewish Community Center Summer Day Camp opened registration on Jan. 12 for its camps that start in May. Located in Dunwoody, the MJCC offers […]

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Visual communications company helps retailers see new possibilities

From left, Danielle Walker joined her parents Teresa and Earl Walker soon after graduation from Georgia State University.

  Earl Walker jokes that he believes he was drawing in his mother’s womb. “Seriously,” he added, “I can’t remember when I wasn’t interested in art.” He had worked at a newspaper and in a corporate graphics department when his father-in-law confronted him with a direct question: “How much longer are you going to work […]

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Neuman petitions judge for new trial


  Lawyers for convicted killer Hemy Neuman will appear March 4 before DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Gregory Adams to request a new trial.   Neuman and his lawyers filed a motion Feb. 21, stating Neuman’s conviction was based in part on perjured testimony.   Neuman was found guilty of murdering Rusty Sneiderman outside a […]

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Making God Laugh sure to make audience laugh, too

From left, Actors Tania Yegelwel, Frank Roberts, Benjamin Mitchell, Matt Baum and Ellen McQueen play a family that comes together for the holidays with poignant results in Making God Laugh at ART Station Theatre.

The emotional highs and lows of family holiday gatherings are at the heart of Making God Laugh, ART Station Theatre’s current production. A family of five comes together every 10 years for a Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Easter celebration—each time honoring family traditions with hilarious results, revealing bits of themselves with humor and […]

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Decatur Glassblowing


The Decatur Arts Alliance held a free night out event at Decatur Glassblowing. Owner Nathan Nardi, along with fellow glassblowers John Cleage and Lee Ritchie demonstrated glassblowing techniques at the packed house event Feb. 21. “We thought this would be a great way to showcase his work,” Angie Macon, Decatur Arts Alliance executive director, said. […]

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Dunwoody residents question mayor, city manager at town hall meeting

More than 100 Dunwoody residents filled the Dunwoody High School auditorium to question the mayor and city manager about issues around the city. Photo by Carla Parker

More than 100 Dunwoody residents questioned the mayor and city manager about a number of issues at a Feb. 20 town hall meeting. During the meeting, held in the Dunwoody High School auditorium. Residents questioned Mayor Mike Davis and City Manager Warren Hutmacher about issues ranging from problems with the ChatComm 911 service to whether […]

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Bits and pieces from the past tell Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church’s story

The sanctuary on Glenwood Avenue will soon be replaced by a new sanctuary on the same property. Photos by Kathy Mitchell

Patchwork quilts often tell a story. Typically, they were made of leftover scraps of cloth with each scrap evoking memories of the garment or item made from the larger piece of cloth— and person who wore or used it. The committee appointed to plan Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church’s 100th anniversary recognition decided a patchwork […]

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Decatur student organizing College Alternatives Fair

Haegan Altizer is organizing the Decatur College Alternatives Fair to share information about options other than college for high school graduates. Photo by Andrew Cauthen

A Decatur High School senior wants students to know that college isn’t the only choice immediately after high school. That’s why 17-year-old Haegan Altizer is organizing the free Decatur College Alternatives Fair, Monday, March 3, 6-8 p.m., at Decatur High School Performing Arts Center, 310 N. McDonough St., Decatur. “Basically it came from the fact […]

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