Author: Joe Earle

Sweet Holiday Memories

This is the time of year that food turns personal. Many families have favorite recipes they prepare each year that define the holidays by tying us to our pasts, reminding us of our youths and linking us to family members who came before. Without them, the season just wouldn’t be the same. We asked a few local cooks to share their special holiday treats. Amy and Beth Arogeti Sisters-in-law Beth and Amy Arogeti associate fried treats known as burmuelos with Hanukkah. “We never had them any other time,” Beth said. Now they share the honey-dipped goodies with their families...

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Christmas Music from the Choral Guild of Atlanta

Dale Patterson was recruited for Choral Guild of Atlanta while shopping. She was browsing in a Buckhead silver shop about five years ago when she heard a tune she liked in the store’s background music and she started to sing along. Sheila Pater, a member of the guild, worked in the shop. She heard Patterson singing to herself and took notice. “I said, “You have such a beautiful voice. You should come sing with the Choral Guild,’” Pater remembered. It worked. Soon Patterson joined fellow soprano Pater as a singer with the guild, an amateur ensemble that performs classical...

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