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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Vintage cars still have what it takes

Vintage cars still have what it takes

Yesteryear’s vehicles draw crowds A crowd is pounding the pavement of a Tucker strip shopping center on a hot and sunny spring day. What’s attracted them is a sea of vehicles—many modern and shiny but others with patinas indicating they’ve been around awhile. Some of the cars causing people to stop, take photos and ask […]

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Study: Baby boomers aren’t retiring to a rocking chair

Study: Baby boomers aren’t retiring to a rocking chair

As they enter their retirement years, baby boomers—Americans born during the 20 years that followed World War II—are changing the norms for the post work years just as they changed lifestyle norms in other areas from housing to education to employment expectations.  A recent Merrill Lynch study finds that as the baby boomer generation retires […]

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In between the photos

In between the photos

Adventure travel can be for everyone by Daniel Palazzolo  danielpalazzolo@yahoo.com   Beautiful photos of far-off exotic places. A rare four-wheel drive truck with a near perfect patina sitting at a remote camp spot. This is the dream of adventure travel for some.  However, like all things in life there is a reality. The realities of […]

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