Islamic Society of Augusta honors families who made pilgrimage to Mecca

...returned from the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca undertaken by all Muslims who are able...said.Most traveled to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia from Nov. 28...spent three days in Medina and nine days in Mecca. They visited the Kaaba, the most sacred...

Preserving the Partridge

...But like the area's other historic inns, the Partridge began to lose its luster after Florida became the reigning resort mecca in the 1940s.After nearly falling to the wrecking ball in the 1980s, the hotel went through a series of owners and piecemeal...

2014 Holiday Events

...Milledgeville, Ga.; Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery and the Patriot Guard Riders, sponsors; columnist and freelance writer Pete Mecca, speaker; (478) 445-3363, wreathsacrossamerica.org CC'S HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA ALL THINGS HANDMADE: 2-8 p.m...

Pop Rocks: Be sure to make time for Broad Street

...Whether that's true or colorful Garden City lore is tough to determine. What is fact is that Broad Street has become a mecca for independent businesses and is one of the best places in the city to get a sense of the real Augusta. Here's a look at...

The evolution of an arts Mecca

...restaurants and shops. Williamsburg's evolution as an art Mecca is a familiar story in New York City real estate history. Driven...Williamsburg's future. "Do I ever think we'll not be an art Mecca? No. Do I think there is going to be a Starbucks here someday...

Area becoming shopping Mecca

...restaurants. The area off Bobby Jones Expressway near Wrightsboro and Wheeler roads has become a regional shopping hub -- a Mecca for thousands of consumers a day. Augusta Mall general manager Linda Hardin calls it "the critical mass of retail development...

Daytona has become a 'Motorsports mecca'

...the son of the founder and president of Daytona's parent company, International Speedway Corp. "He built a motorsports Mecca." Speed Weeks is more than three weeks of racing. It's a pilgrimage. It's where drivers chase their dreams, whether...

The Four Seasons: NY 'power lunch' mecca turns 50

...restaurant, the storied dining room that practically invented New York's concept of the "power lunch" -- a networking mecca of money, clout, good looks, even global spirituality. This year marks the 50th anniversary for the restaurant just off...

Map applications can ease the stress of daily traveling

...The best guide you toward a little-known shortcut or less-obvious route to avoid congestion.If you're in a traffic mecca such as Los Angeles, Waze is the app for you. Users update the map with the latest conditions, even reporting cars parked...

Fla.'s 'Gray Belt' a glimpse at nation's future

...be one in five.In Citrus County, which became a retirement mecca in the 1980s, health care dominates the labor force. Residents...director of library services.Citrus County became a retirement mecca in the 1980s with the development of the Beverly Hills and Citrus...