May 2014


Nature as a Classroom


With spring upon us, the natural world is bursting with activity and growth. Children are beginning to play more outside, and so the importance of the outdoors to the child’s development becomes more prominent. Playing outdoors provides opportunities for physical [...]


Tips And Tools For Your Spring Cleanup


There’s good news for homeowners preparing for their first yard work of the season. Investing a lit-tle time and effort in selecting the right tools and techniques when it comes to your spring yard cleanup can make the process quicker, [...]


Fresh Vegetables At Your Fingertips


Yes, fresh vegetables can be at your fingertips with a little care and effort. In the last few years, eat-ing local has been at the forefront of the qualifications for excellent food, and it does not get any more local [...]


People Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pets


Chocolate, macadamia nuts, avocados…these foods may sound delicious to you, but they’re actu-ally quite dangerous for our animal companions. Our nutrition experts have put together a handy list of the top toxic people foods to avoid feeding your pet. As [...]


Southern Museum


Atlanta is blessed with an outstanding Civil War exhibit at the Atlanta History Center, but sometimes it is nice to get out of town and see something new. The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History is a perfect [...]


Mother’s Day Just Got Easy At the Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival


The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is proud to announce its fifth annual Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival on May 10 and 11.   Give Mom arts from the heart this Mother’s Day weekend from the Buckhead Spring Arts [...]


Meet the Midtown Messenger


Publishing for 24 years, the Hometown News prints six papers that cover Brookhaven, Decatur, Tucker, Norcross, Lilburn and the Ponce corridor. Make that a lucky seven when the Midtown Messen-ger debuts this summer. Sprawling and vibrant Midtown borders Buckhead to [...]


Citrus Bars with Shortbread Crust


A nice light cookie bar that can be served for a spring brunch or Mother’s Day.   Ingredients: Shortbread Crust: 2 cups all-purpose flour (500 mL) 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed (125 mL) 1 teaspoon salt (5 mL) 1 teaspoon [...]


Flying Biscuit of Brookhaven


I can’t tell you how many times I have eaten breakfast, brunch or lunch at the original Flying Biscuit in Candler Park. It is always a little scary, however, when local institutions become franchise operations around the city, so I [...]


Memorial Day – Celebrating Veterans, Past and Present


Looking for a way to honor our nation’s veterans on Memorial Day and also observe the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War this month? You can do both with a simple, and short, day trip to Marietta National Cemetery.   Located [...]


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