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The Lone Star Tick is the most common tick in Georgia. Image from The Georgia Department of Public Health

Ticks Among Us

Heather Neal - Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 8:37am

The experts are saying that it is a bad year for ticks. Which really means that the ticks are having a banner year and their prey are having a bad year. Nancy Hinkle, a veterinary entomologist at the University of...

Laughing Pizza in concert June 6, 4-5pm on GPB

Laughing Pizza in Concert in Your Living Room!

Heather Neal - Monday, June 4, 2012 - 9:10am

Calling all Laughing Pizza fans! You can watch Laughing Pizza on GPB for a special Laughing Pizza in Concert this Wednesday from 4-5pm. The special features the family rock group singing and dancing, plus a behind the...

The Day Atlanta Stood Still: Remembering the Orly Crash

Heather Neal - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 12:14pm

At the time, it was the deadliest crash in aviation history. On Sunday morning, June 3, 1962, Atlanta was stunned by the news that a plane carrying 122 of its citizens had crashed on take-off at Orly Airfield near Paris...

Georgia Blueberries

Eating Georgia

Heather Neal - Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 6:53am

As a child growing up in the very rural, southeastern corner of Georgia, before the dawn of the interweb, we had no choice but to shop local. We bought our meat from the actual butcher, not the supermarket. And,...

National Memorial Day Concert airs May 27 at 8pm

National Memorial Day Concert

Heather Neal - Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 7:44am

In honor of Memorial Day, PBS will once again present the National Memorial Day Concert. On Sunday, May 27 at 8pm join citizens around the country as we unite during the nation’s tribute to the sacrifices made by our...

The Orly Plane Crash Remembered

Nancy Zintak - Friday, May 18, 2012 - 11:11am

Most Americans can recall exactly where they were when JFK was shot and when the Challenger exploded. Likewise, most Atlantans from a certain generation remember the Orly plane crash with the same significance. I grew...

Host a Super Why! Reading Camp this summer

Choosing Quality Summer Camps

Heather Neal - Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 10:37am

Location When choosing a summer camp, the very first thing to consider is location. Is it in a safe part of town? Is it convenient to home and/ or work? You may find a long list of options open to you if you choose...

Happy Mother's Day!

Heather Neal - Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 5:59pm

Every year around this time I get excited about Mother’s Day. My own mom is the very example of selflessness and we could never doubt her love for us. Typically, I make Mama’s gift from us, a handmade card, earrings,...

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Appreciate Those Teachers!

Heather Neal - Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 6:27pm

Next week, May 7-11 is Teacher Appreciation Week all week long. The truly industrious among you may try doing something thoughtful each day next week for an educator. The rest of us can easily do at least one kind...

Sesame Workshop supports military families.

Families in Service

Heather Neal - Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 12:48pm

Nationally, nearly 800,000 preschoolers are separated from a parent serving in the U.S. military. With so many Georgia families actively serving in the military and with so many of us who have friends and family in the...

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