June 2017


Quick and Easy Rice Meal


We all have those “go to” recipes for quick and easy meals which can be made with a minimum of pots and a healthy variety of ingredients. For me, that includes a number of dishes but my favorite is always [...]


Small Thrift Store On Track to Raise $1 Million For Atlanta’s Homeless Pets


Second Life Atlanta, a non-profit thrift store in DeKalb County, has a mission to raise $1 million for metro Atlanta’s and Georgia’s homeless pets and animals in need. So far they have raised $890,000 and expect to reach the $1 [...]


Growing Worms for Composting


Growing worms is a fun way of getting rid of your garbage and to create black gold compost. Worm compost may be called other names, such as castings or worm poop. It sounds gross, but garbage is filtered through a [...]


The Peachtree, A Mirror of American Ideals


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race, the metro’s unique annual Independence Day fitness celebration since 1970, is to me a reflection of great America. I’ve completed the 10K (6.2 mile) course from Lenox Square to Piedmont Park every year since [...]


Veterans Deploy to Westside Atlanta to Support Posi-tive Neighborhood Transformation


More than 70 veterans from around the country joined forces in Atlanta’s Westside neighborhoods June 8-15 to help energize and transform underserved communities in Atlanta’s historic Westside neighborhoods – includ-ing Vine City, English Avenue and Castleberry Hill. The veterans are [...]


Slide Into Safety: Tips For A Fun, Safe Season


While the warmer months and longer days are often a time for outdoor fun and more physical activ-ity—camping, boating, swimming, biking and the like—they can also mean an increased potential for injuries. Playground falls, lawn mower accidents, campfire and fire [...]


Keep DeKalb Beautiful Turns Blight into Art


Keep DeKalb Beautiful is working with communities to convert blight into art with its ‘Barriers to Beauty’ program. The program installs cheerfully painted concrete barriers to prevent illegal dumping in key areas. Its most recent project was installed off River [...]


Fresh Corn Chowder for Summer


Corn is a true southern staple and we are inundated with heaps of tantalizing ears of yellow [or white] goodness at this time of year. It one of the cheapest veggies you can buy and there is nothing better for [...]


2017 Atlanta Animal Rescue Friends of Stone Mountain “Georgia Cool Cruiser” show


Decatur Estate & Way Back Antiques is hosting the Annual 2017 Atlanta Animal Rescue Friends (AARF) of Stone Mountain “Georgia Cool Cruiser” show hosted by Rick Ellis on Sunday, June 11th, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Decatur Estate & Way [...]


Important And Intriguing Graduation Information


If you’re among the estimated 3 million young Americans getting a high school diploma this year—Congratulations!   If you’re not sure about what to do next, you should talk with your parents, teachers and counselors about your career goals and [...]

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