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Celebrate National Lobster Day with these metro Atlanta specials, deals and recipes

Celebrate National Lobster Day with these metro Atlanta specials, deals and recipes

Sept. 25 is National Lobster Day -- time to get your tail to one of the many great spots around town to find the tasty crustacean, or get your claws around a recipe to make yourself. All deals and specials are offered Sept. 25 only unless otherwise noted. C&S Chowder House, C&S Seafood & Oyster Bar.
Runner’s recovery spans globe

Runner’s recovery spans globe

The moment that mountain climber Carl Byington’s legs hit the rocks — having just lost his hold and plummeting 70 feet off the face of a vertical cliff — he had one very specific thought.
Will Bill Cosby, 81, go to prison? A judge is set to decide

Will Bill Cosby, 81, go to prison? A judge is set to decide

Bill Cosby faced the start of a sentencing hearing Monday at which a judge will decide how to punish the 81-year-old comedian who blazed the trail for other black entertainers and donated millions to black causes but preyed on at least one young woman and perhaps many more.
Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, Sept. 24

Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, Sept. 24

See you in S-e-p-t-e-m-b-e-r … but only for another week. Yep, hard as it is to believe, it isn’t just summer that’s over (It is. Trust us. Fall officially began at 9:54 p.m. on Saturday). September nearly is too. This is your last Monday of the month, so you’ll want to make it count before the madness of the holiday season all but kicks off in October.
Lab-approved ways to disaster-proof your home

Lab-approved ways to disaster-proof your home

Whether you’re an owner or a renter, stay one step ahead of fires, leaks, floods and worse with our expert advice to avoid costly repairs and keep your family safe. Four ways to fireproof the fam In a recent survey, you told us that unexpected flames are your No. 1 home concern. Follow this checklist to ease your fire fears: 1. Assess your equipment.
‘Fashion Speaks on the Creek’ set for Sept. 30 

‘Fashion Speaks on the Creek’ set for Sept. 30 

Fashion Speaks on the Creek, a special needs fashion show, returns for its third year on Sunday, Sept. 30. Hosted by long-time Atlanta resident and local news anchor Karyn Greer, the show provides a night of joyous fun and a powerful message of inclusiveness and inspiration for some of the city’s most exceptional people.
Review: Gerstein, Spano bring the unexpected to ASO season opener

Review: Gerstein, Spano bring the unexpected to ASO season opener

Instead of taking yet another curtain call after his riveting performance of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 Thursday night with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, guest pianist Kirill Gerstein briskly walked to the piano, a new piece of music in his hands. But this time, he was the one with a special guest.
Listening is big part of loving someone

Listening is big part of loving someone

Certain things are predictable in church on Sunday. You can bet there will be little girls in sparkly shoes, ladies in lovely dresses and a baby screaming bloody murder at the high point of the sermon. You can also put good money on the pastor mentioning love, since the bedrock of Christ’s teaching is loving our neighbors as ourselves.
‘Lizzie’ features some killer performances

‘Lizzie’ features some killer performances

The story of how Lizzie Borden was accused in 1892 of taking an ax and killing her father and stepmother has been fodder for films, TV shows, a rock musical and a child’s jump rope game. Although Borden was acquitted of the murders, the general thinking is that she got away with murder.
Bluer skies herald autumn’s arrival

Bluer skies herald autumn’s arrival

It might sneak by you, but autumn officially arrives at 9:54 p.m. today — the autumnal equinox. Sunday will be the first full day of the season. Fall’s more visible signs are everywhere now: Goldenrods, asters and other fall wildflowers are in full bloom. Meadows sport a purple tint from blooming Joe-Pye weed and ironweed.
Website for genealogy research pulls together all things DNA related

Website for genealogy research pulls together all things DNA related

Blaine Bettinger is a nationally known experts on DNA for genealogy purposes and author of books and webinars on the subject. Now, he’s launched DNA Central. The membership-based website brings together in one place DNA news, tests, discounts and much more. It costs $99 for an annual subscription, or you can test it out at a $9.99 monthly rate — which I strongly suggest if in doubt.
Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts suffers brain injury

Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts suffers brain injury

It’s been a rough couple of years for former Allman Brothers Band members.  Both bandleader Gregg Allman and drummer Butch Trucks died in 2017, and now, guitarist Dickey Betts is undergoing surgery following what has been called a “freak accident.
This Life: Atlanta attorney forsakes his dream job to help immigrants

This Life: Atlanta attorney forsakes his dream job to help immigrants

After five years of practicing law at two of the country’s premier firms, Chris Richardson had finally landed his dream job as a U.S. diplomat. Not only was he able to travel the world, he could serve his country, assisting American citizens abroad in danger and interviewing visa applicants seeking to visit or reside in the United States.
Review: Arnette’s brings steak to stunning space in Brookhaven

Review: Arnette’s brings steak to stunning space in Brookhaven

Arnette’s Chop Shop is a word-of-mouth kind of place. You’d have no reason to venture this far back on Apple Valley Road in Brookhaven unless you were planning to sup here. Well, you could be dropping off your pup at the doggie day care next door. Otherwise, it’s because you’re lost. But word-of-mouth about Arnette’s is spreading.
KISS announces farewell tour (for real...we think)

KISS announces farewell tour (for real...we think)

We’ve heard this song before, but it seems genuine that KISS’ upcoming “End of the Road World Tour” will be exactly that. The band announced the decision to pack up the pyro after a performance on Wednesday’s finale of “America’s Got Talent.
Super Bowl 53: Is Maroon 5 the halftime performer for Atlanta?

Super Bowl 53: Is Maroon 5 the halftime performer for Atlanta?

It appears that Maroon 5 will bring their "Moves Like Jagger" to the halftime stage at Super Bowl 53. Entertainment trade magazine Variety reported that the Adam Levine-fronted outfit will play Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, although official announcements aren’t expected until later in the NFL season.
Fall Concert Preview 2018: Elton John, Christina Aguilera, Drake and more

Fall Concert Preview 2018: Elton John, Christina Aguilera, Drake and more

With a few exceptions, this is the time of the season to move indoors for your live music experiences. This fall will witness the return of some artists long absent from the stage (Lisa Stansfield, Christina Aguilera), the emergence of upstarts (Troye Sivan, Alice Merton) and the opportunity to say goodbye to a certain flamboyant pop pianist.
Braves employee who lost vision honored with Walter Banks award

Braves employee who lost vision honored with Walter Banks award

The Atlanta Braves named Katie Hearn the 2018 Walter Banks Award recipient in a pregame ceremony this week. The award is given annually to a game day staff member who exemplifies extraordinary customer service in the mold of longtime Braves employee, Walter Banks, who is closing out his 53rd Braves season.
NBA star Russell Westbrook, wife Nina expecting twin girls

NBA star Russell Westbrook, wife Nina expecting twin girls

NBA star Russell Westbrook and his wife, Nina, announced Tuesday they are expecting twin girls in a YouTube video produced by the Oklahoma City Thunder. >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news  The video is called "The Westbrook Family." Nina lets out the news they're having twins 2:12 into the video.
Beer Town: Atlanta Brewing Co. rebrands, celebrates 25 years this month

Beer Town: Atlanta Brewing Co. rebrands, celebrates 25 years this month

Atlanta Brewing Co., which until a major rebranding move late last month was most recently known as Red Brick Brewing Co., will mark its 25th anniversary this month with a series of collaboration beers. And on Sept. 29, there’s a big party at the brewery. Though Atlanta Brewing is Georgia’s oldest craft brewery, charting its history can be tricky.
Recipes for sweet treats from a Dutch childhood

Recipes for sweet treats from a Dutch childhood

Boterkoek is neither a cookie, nor a cake nor a pie. The Dutch treat is a dense, sweet pastry made from a simple mix of butter, sugar and flour, kneaded into a firm dough, pressed into a baking pan and cooked to a buttery golden delight. “Boter” means butter and that sums it up pretty well.
White balls on potted plants are fertilizer

White balls on potted plants are fertilizer

Q: I had three potted parsley plants that suddenly wilted and died. There are white balls next to the stems. They pop when pressed and a sticky liquid comes out. Catherine Caubet, Newnan A: Since no yellow, red, or pink bug guts came out when you pressed the balls, I think these are spheres of controlled-release fertilizer.
This Life: If Nike can stand with Kaepernick, I can shell out extra for sneakers

This Life: If Nike can stand with Kaepernick, I can shell out extra for sneakers

I can count on one hand the number of Nike items I own, but not for the reason you might think. I like a lot of what I see of the brand, but unless it’s had two or three markdowns, I’ve never been able to bring myself to pay the asking price. For sportswear, the prices always seemed extravagant. I have a few tops but absolutely no sneakers. None.
Concert review and photos: Sting and Shaggy prove a potent, playful pair

Concert review and photos: Sting and Shaggy prove a potent, playful pair

No matter how many concerts you’ve attended in your life, few things will rank higher on the memory meter than watching Sting – erudite, chiseled, contemplative Sting – singing Shaggy’s 2000 hit, “It Wasn’t Me” and its indelible chorus, “Picture this we were both butt naked, banging on the bathroom floor.
Kitchen Curious: A recipe for easy, peas-y tailgating

Kitchen Curious: A recipe for easy, peas-y tailgating

My family was never much into tailgating. An early ’90s photo of my dad chomping on an apple prior to a U.S. Air Force Academy football game against a Western Athletic Conference rival pretty much sums it up. A few years later, I had the opportunity to be a better tailgater at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Kimberly D. Boykin, 51, of Atlanta lost 106 pounds

Kimberly D. Boykin, 51, of Atlanta lost 106 pounds

Former weight: 326 pounds Current weight: 220 pounds Pounds lost: 106 pounds Height: 5 feet 3 inches Age: 51 years How long she’s kept it off: She started in May 2017 and reached her current weight in July, but she plans to lose 3o more pounds. Personal life: “I work for Delta Air Lines,” said Boykin, who lives in Atlanta.
Who is Wanda Smith? 5 things about the radio personality 

Who is Wanda Smith? 5 things about the radio personality 

Comic Katt Williams told the Gwinnett County police Saturday night that V-103’s Wanda Smith’s husband pointed a gun at him outside the Atlanta Comedy Theater in Norcross.  According to a police report, Smith’s husband LaMorris Sellers said his gun had merely fallen out. He told cops he did chase Williams into a nearby supermarket but did not point a gun at him.
Technology helps thwart those using fake or altered IDs

Technology helps thwart those using fake or altered IDs

Mac Thurston spreads a dozen or so fake or altered IDs from underage customers have used in attempts to buy alcohol, beer or wine at his downtown liquor store. There are more tucked away in a cigar box behind the register. The owner of Mac’s Beer and Wine simply shakes his head. He’s seen it all.
Blindness couldn’t keep young woman away from dream job

Blindness couldn’t keep young woman away from dream job

Two years ago, Katie Hearn landed her dream job with the Atlanta Braves. As an intern, the lifelong Braves fan loved interacting with fans and demonstrated an uncanny ability to problem solve — even before a game ended. She replaced bobbleheads that were missing bats, surprised fans with visits from the team mascot, took steps to alleviate unusually long lines for hot dogs.
Actor Tom Arnold, 'Apprentice' producer scuffle

Actor Tom Arnold, 'Apprentice' producer scuffle

A scuffle between Tom Arnold and a producer of "The Apprentice" has led to an exchange on social media. Arnold tweeted that producer Mark Burnett choked him at a pre-Emmys party Sunday in Los Angeles. Burnett's wife, actress Roma Downey, tweeted that Arnold "tried to ambush" the couple, and she posted a photo of what she says is her bruised hand.
Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, Sept. 17

Things to do in and around Atlanta for Monday, Sept. 17

“ATLANTA BRAVES VS. ST LOUIS CARDINALS” The Baby Braves are on a tear toward a delightfully unexpected (this early, anyway) divisional title. Come cheer them on for the first of three important home games against the Cards, perennial powers who are in the thick of the hunt for a Wild Card playoff berth.
Music Midtown 2018 Day 1 photos and recap: Fall Out Boy, Post Malone and many more

Music Midtown 2018 Day 1 photos and recap: Fall Out Boy, Post Malone and many more

  It felt more like July than September, but at least the tens of thousands of Music Midtown-goers - many of them super young - didn’t have to fret about Florence wrecking their weekend. The first of the two-day annual festival in Piedmont Park boasted a lineup spotlighting Fall Out Boy, Post Malone, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Kacey Musgraves, The Revivalists, Portgual.
Crowds jam in Piedmont Park for Music Midtown

Crowds jam in Piedmont Park for Music Midtown

Thousands of festivalgoers descended on Piedmont Park on the sunny Saturday for this year’s Music Midtown. From first-timers to music lovers who make this huge festival an annual tradition, throngs of people quickly filled the park.
Video shows Taco Bell employee refusing to take English-speaking customer's order

Video shows Taco Bell employee refusing to take English-speaking customer's order

Taco Bell has parted ways with an employee captured in a video telling a woman at a Florida drive-through that she couldn't take her order because no one working at the store spoke English. » RELATED: Taco Bell voted best Mexican restaurant in US The video was posted on Wednesday by Alexandria Montgomery.
Chappie, the Alzheimer’s service bird, comes home

Chappie, the Alzheimer’s service bird, comes home

Chappie, the service bird, is not going to make an appearance at the Alzheimer’s Music Fest on Saturday. He’s a famous bird, and he’d probably be mobbed if he showed up at the outdoor concert. That might make him nervous. Besides, owner Vince Zangaro doesn’t want to risk losing Chappie again.
Green spaghetti? Young chefs get creative with Great Wolf Lodge’s new menu

Green spaghetti? Young chefs get creative with Great Wolf Lodge’s new menu

Jasmine Stewart has an idea what young people like to eat. Probably because the talented young chef is 13. Stewart was one of  seven top young chefs and tastemakers selected by Great Wolf Lodge Resorts to develop an innovative kids’ menu that will be rolled out to all the company’s 17 indoor waterpark resorts in the United States and Canada, including a new one in LaGrange.
Don’t try to run someone else’s race

Don’t try to run someone else’s race

I watched the scene from a distance, fully aware that I was invisible to the group of teenagers standing in front of me. It’s amazing how parents disappear whenever teens get together. As an avid observer, I sat back to pay attention to the scene unfolding before me.
African American Film Critics Association and TCM team up for month of black film

African American Film Critics Association and TCM team up for month of black film

It’s not too late to catch several of the  films showing during the “Black Experience on Film” project. Turner Classic Movies and the African American Film Critics Association partnered for a month-long programming event that featured 32 seminal films airing every Tuesday and Thursday in September. Thirteen film critics and journalist also discussed the films.
Southbound common nighthawks display acrobatic flying skills

Southbound common nighthawks display acrobatic flying skills

I was going to my car in a DeKalb County parking lot one evening this week when I heard a distinct nasal “peenting” sound from across the lot. Common nighthawks, I suspected. Sure enough, at the edge of the parking lot I saw four or five of the amazingly acrobatic birds darting, looping and fluttering about a bright light atop a utility pole.
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