20th century performer Ethel Waters comes to life on 21st century stage

20th century performer Ethel Waters comes to life on 21st century stage

What happens when one enormously talented woman tells the story of another through music and drama? The answer is a powerful, moving evening of entertainment such as audiences are finding in performances of Ethel, a one-woman show now on The Alliance Theatre’s Hertz Stage. Ethel Waters escaped a life of poverty and desperation to become […]

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Robbins, Monferdini win Tucker council seats

Robbins, Monferdini win Tucker council seats

The final two seats of the Tucker City Council are filled. Matt Robbins won the District 2, Post 1 council seat, and Noelle Monferdini won the District 2, Post 2 council seat in the March 29 runoff elections. Monferdini thanked her supporters on her Facebook page. “Thank you all for your support, your willingness to […]

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Upside and downside of 2016 Audi A3

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To say the 2016 Audi A3 Cabriolet is a head-turner isn’t just a colorful turn of phrase. My first day in the A3 I saw more people stare at the convertible than I’ve witnessed during a test drive in quite some time. Was it the A3’s “brilliant red” paint job or was because the body […]

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Chapel Hill Park gets makeover

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Chapel Hill Park in Decatur received new features and cosmetic improvements April 2. In conjunction with Earth Day, Kaiser Permenante partnered with Earth Share Georgia, Park Pride and Friends of Chapel Hill Park to make improvements to the park as part of its annual environmental service project.  Approximately 40 volunteers came to the park to […]

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Avondale Estates focusing on business growth

Avondale Estates focusing on business growth

In 2015, 22 new businesses opened in Avondale Estates and the city hopes the trend continues.  During his state of the city address on March 28, Avondale Estates Mayor Jonathan Elmore expressed his excitement for the new businesses and laid out the plan for bringing in more businesses, which will be tasked by the city’s […]

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Former Decatur restauranteurs open eatery in Atlanta

Former Decatur restauranteurs open eatery in Atlanta

The adage “When one door closes another opens” is the perfect way to describe what has happened for the owners of a former popular Decatur restaurant. Wendy Chang and Donald Mui were the husband-and-wife force behind Eurasia, an Asian fusion eatery on Ponce de Leon that closed its doors in 2010. Now the couple, whose […]

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Local leaders encourage students to engage

Local leaders encourage students to engage

A local nonprofit brought together four local leaders to encourage Clarkston High School students to be engaged in their community. Sponsored by Small Creek Alliance, a local nonprofit that aims to curb violence, the event featured Steve Bradshaw, a candidate for DeKalb County District 4 commission seat; Mechel McKinley, executive director of the Stone Mountain […]

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Chamblee creates safe meetup zone

Chamblee creates safe meetup zone

It could happen to anyone. An item, such as shoes or car equipment, is wanted and desired by an individual. The usual channels of purchasing such an item are of no use; the local store is out or doesn’t carry a specific model while the store requiring a day trip just sold out. Friends suggest […]

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