September 2014

 

Boxwood Blight Spotted in Atlanta

Boxwood

Boxwoods are prized border shrubs in many landscapes — but these sentinels may be under siege. The fungus that causes boxwood blight (Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum) has been con-firmed in two residential landscapes in Atlanta’s Buckhead community. In one landscape the fun-gus [...]

 

Safety Tip: Learn Infant CPR And First Aid

SafetyTip

More than 9.2 million children are treated in the ER for nonfatal injuries every year, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—but your kids don’t have to be among them. You’ll be better able to protect your youngsters if [...]

 

Treating Your Home For Cat Fleas

CatFleas

For Atlanta homeowners, cat fleas can be particularly troublesome during the summer months, as warmer weather brings an increased population of strays — and their fleas — to yards. It can be a pesky problem, particularly as fleas make their [...]

 

Asian Orange-Soy Marinated Salmon

AsianOrange

  INGREDIENTS:   Marinade • 3 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce • 2 Tbsp sesame oil • 3 Tbsp honey • 1/4 cup orange juice • 1/4 cup canola oil • 3 Tbsp chopped cilantro • 1 1/2 Tbsp finely chopped [...]

 

When Football Season Begins

WhenFootball

While baseball is the Grand Old Game, football is unsurpassed in sports popularity in America. Losses can be absorbed throughout the week in long baseball seasons, but football games are gener-ally played on weekends only, so each contest seems special. [...]

 

Make Dreams Come True: Host an Exchange Student

ExchangeStudent

Start this school year off with a bang by opening your heart and your home to an international ex-change student participating in Education First, Atlanta’s language program located at Oglethorpe University.   EF is an international language program designed to [...]

 

Labor Day Atlanta 1914

LaborDayAtlanta

There was a time in Atlanta when Labor Day meant more than a long weekend marking the end of summer. One hundred years ago, the city virtually shut down to honor the skilled and unskilled laborers with parades, barbecues, sporting [...]

 

Boy Choir Begins 57th Season

BoyChoir57

The Atlanta Boy Choir recently returned from Poland and the Czech Republic, where they were in-vited to participate in the honoring of Pope John Paul II’s elevation to Sainthood. The choir sang at his home church in Krakow as well [...]

 

Betty Lindy Just Keeps Moving

Lindy

“I just know that a person has to keep moving,” said Chamblee resident Betty Lindy. That sage advice is meant both metaphorically and literally, as Lindy has just completed her 24th Peachtree Road Race — at age 89! Lindy grew [...]

 

Making A Connection Between Your Pet And Your Date

PetandDate

When you’ve made a love connection and feel it’s time to introduce your two-legged companion to your four-legged friend, here are a few tips from the nation’s leader in pet adoptions, PetSmart Chari-ties, and the world’s largest dating website, Match. [...]