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Summer fun still ongoing at Fernbank Museum
School is almost back in session for students in DeKalb County, but at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta, summer fun will continue for children of all ages. The...
July 29, 2014 10:40 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Friends of Chamblee Library to host book sale
The Friends of Chamblee Library is getting ready for their biggest and most popular book sale of the year Aug. 7 through 9 and Aug. 11. A preview event for members only will run from 1 to 4 p.m. th...
July 29, 2014 10:33 AM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pet of the Week: Faya
LifeLine Animal Project presents Faya, available now at DeKalb County Animal Services. Those looking for a dog who is a special combination of many qualities — beauty, intelligence and love — then ...
July 24, 2014 01:21 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Les Miserables’ comes to the Marcus Jewish Center
Beginning in August, the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta will bring the popular, award-winning musical “Les Misérables” to its stage in Dunwoody. The show will run from Aug. 7 through 17 ...
July 23, 2014 01:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marcus Jewish center hosts Weiner in author discussion
On June 26 at 7:30 pm, the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, in partnership with the Decatur Book Festival, welcomes Jennifer Weiner, the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of 10 book...
June 19, 2014 04:19 PM | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clarkston resident pens book on life in Sudan
Nearly 27 years after Majok Marier began his odyssey at age 7 in 1987, the 34-year-old Clarkston resident tells his story as one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, who walked nearly 1,000 miles to find saf...
June 11, 2014 11:06 AM | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Resident earns scholarship through Boys & Girls Club
Jackie Jackson said she firmly believes in the work of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. She began working at its headquarters in Atlanta nine years ago. Originally, she sought out a job there bec...
June 03, 2014 09:55 AM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brookhaven resident honored as top nurse
Earlier this month, Ann Keeley, of Brookhaven, achieved two milestones — retirement from more than four decades of nursing and being recognized as one of the top 10 nurses in Georgia by a local new...
June 03, 2014 09:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marcus Jewish center to host pool party Sunday
The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road in Dunwoody, will host a community pool party Sunday, from noon to 2 p.m. It will include a mermaid experience, face painting, da...
May 28, 2014 12:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oglethorpe Museum offers military free admission
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art will once again participate in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and mo...
May 27, 2014 09:45 AM | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunwoody Nature Center announces summer concert series
The Dunwoody Nature Center announces the return of its summer concert series. This year’s concert series is being sponsored by Scuf Gaming and features an all new line up of bands that will keep th...
May 27, 2014 09:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former NFL player launches new career in DeKalb D.A.’s office
Dexter Jackson graced the cover of Sports Illustrated in 2008 as a standout college wide receiver. Now, the 27-year-old has temporarily retired his football cleats to obtain his college degree and ...
May 20, 2014 10:08 AM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Decatur woman narrowly escapes heart attack
    by Mary Cosgrove
    mcosgrove@neighbornewspapers.com
    02.04.14 - 11:45 am
  • Livsey Elementary to host retirement celebration for media specialist
    Ruth Berberich grew up in Waukegan, Ill., the daughter of public school teachers. Her father was a high school science teacher and her mother a third-grade teacher. Both had administrative degrees ...
    April 29, 2014 02:03 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Decatur parenting coach appears on ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’
    Susan Eppley said when she began her career as a parenting coach, she never imagined she would one day wind up on the set of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Eppley, 45, was asked to help set up one o...
    April 23, 2014 09:59 AM | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Marcus Jewish center to host Holocaust remembrance
    On Sunday, from 4 to 5 p.m., the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta will invite the entire community to come together and remember the victims of the Holocaust with a special program commemo...
    April 23, 2014 09:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Scottdale comedy troupe to perform show
    For DeKalb County residents who are looking to have fun, laugh and change up their typical weekend entertainment, Sketchworks Comedy Troupe presents its newest show, “Fetch-a-Sketch.” The show, whi...
    April 15, 2014 03:34 PM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Students, nonprofits help build garden at Arabia Mountain
    Students and staff from Arabia Mountain High School in Lithonia, along with volunteers from the Nature Conservancy and the Captain Planet Foundation constructed a school garden last week as part of...
    April 08, 2014 10:54 AM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Holocaust survivor’s story comes to life at Marcus Jewish center
    Ann Kirschner was given a rare gift in 1991 — the opportunity to tell her mother’s story and to illuminate a part of history that, at the time, was mostly untold. Kirschner’s mother, Sala Garncarz ...
    April 01, 2014 01:17 PM | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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    UFC gym in Dunwoody first of its kind in Georgia
    Dunwoody residents have a new option for getting in a great workout. UFC Gym Perimeter recently celebrated its grand opening and is the first of its kind in Georgia. Inspired by a mixed martial art...
    April 01, 2014 10:02 AM | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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    DeKalb resident fosters equality in the workplace
    In 1970, the professional landscape was vastly different than it is now. It is something DeKalb County resident Geri Thomas wanted to change when she entered the business world — and change it has....
    March 25, 2014 10:58 AM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Avondale Estates hosts inaugural farmers market
    Avondale Estates is greeting spring with fresh produce, homemade goods and family fun during their first farmers market event Sunday. The market, which will start at 9 a.m. and run through 1 p.m., ...
    March 25, 2014 10:51 AM | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Dunwoody school helps fund technology initiatives with 5K
    DeKalb residents can make strides for education during Vanderlyn Elementary School’s sixth annual VanderDash 5K and fun run. The event, with a 5K starting at 7:30 a.m. and the one-mile fun run at 8...
    March 18, 2014 09:52 AM | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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    5K race in Stone Mountain to help Kenyan orphanage
    Runners in DeKalb County can participate in an inaugural 5K to help support an orphanage and education in Kenya. The 5K Run for Kenya, which will be a fun run for all ages April 5 at Yellow River P...
    March 18, 2014 09:41 AM | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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    Basketball game to benefit brain injury nonprofit
    This Saturday, Decatur residents can enjoy a highly competitive basketball game while helping to support people with brain injuries on their rehabilitative journeys. Now in its third year, the annu...
    March 11, 2014 03:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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  • Decatur launches website for foodies
    by Christine Fonville
    cfonville@neighbornewspapers.com
    10.29.13 - 10:54 am