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Meet three beekeepers; Curtis Gentry, an educator and a long time bee lover, who switched from engineering to entomology (the study of insects) in college; Cindy Bee, who comes from a long line of beekeepers (hence the last name) and who “rescues” bees from inside the walls of buildings and relocates them to a safe hive; and finally George Andl, a relative newcomer who learned from Curtis and is now in his 3rd year as an amateur beekeeper.

The Georgia Magic Club is a local “ring” of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the world’s largest magic organization. The members gather each month to try out new tricks and to learn from each other; not only magic techniques, but also show-craft and business tips. The Georgia Magic Club has a large number of members who, like club president Debbie Leifer, are professional magicians, but there are also semi-professionals and enthusiastic amateurs as well.

It’s one of the fastest growing sports in the country. It’s called pickleball, and in Cherokee county it has taken off. Tom and Ann Earley discovered the game on a trip to Arizona and fell in love immediately. When they returned home, they decided to start the North Georgia Pickleball Club. The club has since exploded in popularity. Now players from around the area travel to the Earley’s backyard tennis courts four times a week to play pickleball.

To mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Spruill Art Gallery in Dunwoody featured a series of art created by Atlanta artist Elyse Defoor titled “X.U.ME.”

Defoor has spent her life in Atlanta and considers it her home, but has always had a soft spot for New Orleans. In 2003, she married her husband in a private ceremony in the Crescent City. Just two years later, she watched with dread as the city was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

There are plenty of veterinarians in Atlanta where you can take your dog or cat. What if you have a less traditional pet like a rabbit, bird, or snake? For Pet’s Sake in Decatur is an exotic animal hospital that specializes in those non-traditional animals. Most of their appointments are birds and rabbits, but they also see everything from snakes to turtles to ferrets and much more.

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