September 2014


Boxwood Blight Spotted in Atlanta


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


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


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


  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


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


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


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


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


“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


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. [...]


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