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Fun Ways To Inspire Kids’ Imaginations


According to numerous studies, imaginative play in childhood can be critical to cognitive and social development. Re-search suggests that make-believe games can increase language usage, help with self-regulation, let children express a range of emotions, and teach them to think [...]


Buckhead Library: Avant Garde Architecture in the Village


We’re into the dog days of summer and when I was a kid in the early 1960s, usually in July I invariably started to miss school as a place to go. Whenever I felt that way, I’d visit a library. [...]


Pot-bellied Pigs Now Legal Pets in Brookhaven


This past April news surfaced that Brookhaven City Council has made pot-bellied pigs—domesticated versions of clas-sic animals such as those on Old McDonald’s farm—legal as pets. City Council duly posted that its decision was by unanimous vote.   There are [...]


Singer/Songwriter Adam Klein Pays Homage to His New Hometown


Singer/songwriter and troubadour, Adam Klein’s music touches on Americana, rustic country folk, folk-rock and West African Mande music. He performs in a variety of settings – either solo/duo, with his band, Adam Klein & The Wild Fires, or occasionally with [...]


Remembering the First Easter Sun-rise Service Atop Stone Mountain

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Each year thousands of worshippers make the pilgrimage to Stone Mountain Park for the annual Easter Sunrise Service celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Christian tradition began on a much smaller scale 75 years ago when Lucille Lanford, a [...]


Spring (Duct) Cleaning


Two out of three American homes get a thorough cleaning at least once a year, reports the American Cleaning Institute, often in the springtime.   A Problem: That can be a healthy thing to do, but there’s one place even [...]


DeKalb Libraries honored as Georgia Library of the Year


It came as no surprise to me to learn that the DeKalb County library system had been named Georgia Library of the Year by the Georgia Public Library Service. I have been a patron for thirty years and the excellent [...]


Feed a Bee, Feed the Planet


Apples, broccoli, cherries, almonds all have something in common that may surprise you. Each one of these foods is available thanks to the honey bee and other pollinators. In fact, about one-third of the human food supply depends on bees [...]


Students Lend Their Hands and Hearts To Build Affordable Housing


What happens when you combine students with a shared vision where families can purchase decent and affordable housing? Thousands of high school and college students are helping Habitat for Humanity DeKalb (HFHD) in their vision of “building strength, stability and [...]


Poinsettias for a Perfect Holiday


No matter what Christmas decorations I use, it just wouldn’t be a real holiday season without a vivid red and green poinsettia. My devotion to this plant never wavers. Even in some years when there is no Christmas tree in [...]

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