READY FOR PLAY

A few months ago, the city of Brookhaven reopened Skyland Park next to its former site on Skyland Drive.

BY: Karon Warren

Essentially, the city and the DeKalb County School District swapped parcels of land so the school system could build a new elementary school. Brookhaven received $4.75 million in the deal, which helped pay for the revamp of the park, and any remaining balance will go toward […]

A MINI VEGAS IN THE MOUNTAINS

Can’t make it to Sin City? Head instead to nearby Cherokee, North Carolina

Harrah’s Cherokee features both indoor and outdoor pools.

STORY: Jill Becker

The gaming options include blackjack, craps, roulette, poker and slots.

Every once in a while, when someone asks me what I did for a living back in the day, I’ll tell them […]

DOWN TO EARTH

Saving the planet is a huge task, but making the swap to sustainable and naturally derived materials can help make a difference.

Savi Provisions: Repurpose Compostable Tableware

Any day, but particularly Earth Day (April 22), is a great time to explore the benefits of replacing your usual products with eco-friendly versions to help reduce the negative effects they have on the environment. Here are some […]

CHEFS FIGHT HUNGER OUTSIDE THE KITCHEN

These restaurateurs can ride

A hurricane didn’t keep Il Giallo’s Leonardo Moura (left) and Jamie Adams from riding to raise funds for No Kid Hungry

BY: Mickey Goodman

Leonardo Moura and Jamie Adams are known for creating memorable meals at their Sandy Springs restaurant, Il Giallo. They’re also known for their philanthropy, particularly bicycling in the 300- mile Chefs Cycle to raise funds for No Kid […]

NEWS CLIPS – MARCH / APRIL 2019

MEN’S FASHION OUTFITTER OPENS ATLANTA SHOWROOM

Continuing its success as a brick-and-mortar retailer as well as a digital men’s clothier, Indochino has opened a new Atlanta showroom at the Shops Around Lenox. The Vancouver-based firm first gained popularity online by offering custom made to- measure suits at off-the rack prices, which customers designed with the assistance of a “style guide.” “We’re setting a new standard for apparel in Atlanta by providing shoppers with the luxury […]

GREAT KIDS READS

A PERFECT LITERARY CHECKLIST FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES

STORY: Sue Rodman

One of the easiest gifts an adult can give a child is to read to them. It’s an activity that can be done as soon as they’re born and can continue long past the time they’re old enough to read themselves. According to a Kids & Family Reading Report by Scholastic, the majority of both kids […]

MAKING GEORGIA HEALTHIER

Local organizations awarded for inspiring fit choices

Celebrating the award-winning partnership between Sharecare and the Atlanta Hawks are city councilman Amir Farokhi, Sharecare CEO Jeff Arnold, Hawks VP of basketball Dominique Wilkins, Harry the Hawk and Hawks announcer Bob Rathbun.

BY: Mickey Goodman

Sharecare and the Atlanta Hawks recently received the NBA Partnership of the Year Award for providing the best campaign of the 2017-18 season […]

A WEEKEND’S WORTH OF ADVENTURE IN HENRY COUNTY

From driving a real race car to riding in a vintage aircraft, the region has thrills galore

Satisfy your need for speed by turning some laps at Atlanta Motor Speedway with the NASCAR Racing Experience.

STORY: Karon Warren

While Atlanta certainly has a lot to offer, it could be hard to find some entertainment that really gets your blood pumping. That’s where Henry County comes in. […]

The NFL Tackles Hunger

A pre-Super Bowl “Party with a Purpose” supports a local food bank

Through the Taste of the NFL event, restaurateurs such as Wayne Kostroski (below) and Atlanta’s own Kevin Rathbun (far left, posing with celebrity foodie Andrew Zimmern), have helped raise $26 million for food banks across the nation.

STORY: Mickey Goodman

In 1992, restaurateur Wayne Kostroski was chairman of the restaurant committee for the Super […]

A Walk on the Wild Side of Animal Ownership

SOME LOCAL RESIDENTS’ PETS HAVE FEATHERS AND SCALES INSTEAD OF FUR

Cockatiel Nacho surveys his domain.

STORY: Laura J. Moss

According to the American Pet Products Association, 68 percent of U.S. households own a pet, and while the vast majority of them are cats and dogs, not all of our furry friends are. In fact, many of them aren’t even furry.

Thirteen percent of U.S. households are […]