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Pamplemousse, orange, berry and lime are just a few of flavors of the sparking drink brand La Croix. The brand, and sparkling water in general, have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and now, sparkling water consumer in Atlanta have a new choice on the market. It's a locally-sourced drink called Montane.

“City Lights” host Lois Reitzes spoke with Montane’s founder Hollis Callaway about the drink, sparkling water’s popularity and the spring where he sources the water, which has been in his family for about a century.

Atlanta's Urban Farms Are Growing More Than Food

Sep 22, 2017
Courtesy Truly Living Well

Agriculture is normally thought to be a largely rural enterprise, but according to this week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle, if you know where to look, there are farmers across the city of Atlanta growing produce and raising animals.

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According to the Atlanta Regional Commission, there are 596 gardens, 82 farms and 64 orchards in the region. While the industry’s economic impact overall in Georgia is more than $75 billion, in Atlanta, the impact is far more than just monetary.

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Friday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

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Stepping outside in mid-July feels like a sauna here in the South, and the “City Lights” staff officially declares that we’ve had enough: it’s too darn hot! Fortunately, Atlanta offers plenty of alternatives to sweltering in the heat, and we’ll bring you options this summer on where to go and what to consume.

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As a prolific writer and eater, New York Times food contributor Kim Severson has many insights into summer eating delights.  

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First, the hot dog, a summer staple particularly at Fourth of July barbecues. Allegedly dating back to the the 1904 World’s Fair, the hot dog caught on in the United States for its simplicity and portability.