New technology showcased in 2016 Lexus LX570

New technology showcased in 2016 Lexus LX570

There’s plenty of new in the 2016 Lexus LX570. The eight-passenger SUV has an array of safety features available for the first time including lane keep assist, wheel keep assist, dynamic radar cruise control, pre-collision prevention and pedestrian detection. All those assists mean the driver will have help from the vehicles sensors, radar and other […]

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Trip to Phoenix should include museum stops

Trip to Phoenix should include museum stop

  Two days are not enough time to get to know a city. That was certainly the case for me during a swing through Phoenix, the jumping off point for a weeklong trip across Arizona. In those two days, however, I learned a few things—Phoenix has surprises in store for visitors and teased me enough […]

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Forest Park is St. Louis’s crown jewel

Forest Park is St. Louis’s crown jewel

If you are ever in St. Louis, Mo., and become homesick for Stone Mountain Park, visit the city’s 1,371-acre Forest Park.  Located approximately seven miles from the iconic Gateway Arch, the public park with free admission is the sixth most visited urban park in the United States and was the site of the 1904 Summer […]

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No place like home for aging population

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  The generation that rocked to Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry, protested the Vietnam War, demonstrated for civil rights and fought to revise societal assumptions about women is moving rapidly into retirement years. But there are indications members of the baby boomer generation, born in the 20 years that followed World War II, are still […]

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Horsing around at Little Creek Horse Farm

Horsing around at Little Creek Horse Farm

Danielle Warren has a special relationship with a horse named Scout. She rides him regularly, getting guidance from a team of instructors and when she’s not taking lessons she likes to volunteer and help those younger than her 25 years learn about being around horses. Warren is just one of the many adults and children […]

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Local car reviewers pick best family vehicles

Local car reviewers pick best family vehicles

Automotive journalists from DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties spent a day test driving cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles at Lake Lanier and evaluating how the vehicles performed as family cars. The event, held May 13, is the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association’s Family Car Challenge in which 23 vehicles were put through the paces […]

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It’s a small world for gnome gardeners

It’s a small world for gnome gardeners

  Six-inch-tall buildings with 2-inch fences, inch-wide pathways and Lilliputian bridges over tiny make-believe streams can stir the imagination to envision little creatures that might live in this microcosm. That’s the idea behind gnome gardens, a trendy hobby that was demonstrated May 14 at DeKalb County’s Salem-Panola Library in Lithonia.  Iv Shepherd, the library’s branch […]

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Spa treatments rub men the right way

Spa treatments rub men the right way

Families looking for a Father’s Day gift for a man who has all the neckties and “World’s Greatest Dad” mugs he can use are increasingly purchasing less tangible gifts—what are called personal service or experience gifts, according to results of an annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics for National Retail Federation NRF. The […]

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