Victory is so sweet, especially when it involves cupcakes. Rebecca Clanton, former owner of Sweet Magnolia's Cafe and Bakery in downtown Gainesville, won on the Food Network's show Cupcake Wars. The show challenges bakers to create equally delicious and beautiful cupcakes based around a central theme, all competing for a $10,000 prize. Clanton's episode aired in October as part of the show's seventh season. The show's theme was the Broadway musical "Mary Poppins." Clanton and ...
Four years ago, Lisa Miller played a game on Facebook that started a life-changing chain of events.
For the last two years, the Quinlan Visual Arts Center has tried to give away an aging house on its property in Gainesville.
Alzheimer's disease doesn't just affect persons living with the disease; it affects their entire family.
Amber Highfield isn't your average dental hygienist. Instead of reclining in a dental chair, she sits on the floor and holds her client's head in her lap. Then she gives them a good rub behind their ears before she starts working on their teeth. She is a certified pet dental hygienist who specializes in anesthesia-free dental scaling at Lance Animal Hospital in Gainesville. She said working on animal teeth is actually easier than it would ...
For many people, the General Education Development tests offer a second chance to get the educational credit they need to start a career or go to college.
Each month, the Jackson EMC Foundation awards grant funding to worthy individuals and organizations in its 10-county service area.
Last summer, Vickie and Rich White decided it was time for a change. Their 20-year-old kitchen was in need of some updating.
Local law enforcement agencies are urging parents, neighborhoods and motorists to be cautious of trick-or-treaters this Halloween.
Many adults are using technology in the form of smartphone applications and websites to improve their health. But children's health can benefit from technology as well.
First thing every morning, Anne Abbott Gray opens the newspaper to check her horoscope. She laughed as she recalled the advice she read one morning earlier this year. "It said 'You better get busy. You don't have much time left,'" said Abbott Gray, a resident of Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville. At age 92, Abbott Gray figures that if she lives as long as her mother did, she has another eight years to do something ...
"Education provides the foundation for the next generation," Allison Walls said. "I know that may sound cliché but it's true. What you learn now and what you're applying now will stay with you for the rest of your life, so I think it's important to build that strong foundation." Walls, a 10th-grade student at Flowery Branch High School: A Global Studies and Leadership Academy, was selected to serve on State School Superintendent John Barge's 2012-2013 ...
BY SAVANNAH KING email@example.com Many families today are stretched so thin financially that a traditional Thanksgiving meal just simply isn't in the budget. The Georgia Mountain Food Bank is reaching out to the public to help give hungry families something to be thankful for this holiday season. The food bank is holding a turkey drive called "Bucks for Birds" from Nov. 1-16. The goal is to raise enough money to purchase 3,500 turkeys or baking ...
"How many of you like bugs?" Rachel Glazer asked a group of children. Several small hands popped into the air. Glazer, dressed in a green sequin dress, green tights and green antenna, asked the children how they felt about cockroaches. All of the children dropped their hands into their laps almost immediately. Glazer presented her award-winning dramatic interpretation of "Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale" written by Carmen Agra Deedy on Friday night at ...
Library patrons can now borrow books from the library whenever and wherever they want. Thanks to a donation from The Friends of the Hall County Library, the system now offers e-books for patrons to check out and download onto their personal e-readers through its website. "We could not have purchased any of this without the Friends of the Library. This is their baby and they are sponsoring this program. Our program would not sustain a ...
If you were asked to draw a picture of your favorite holiday memory from childhood, what would you draw? A Christmas tree? A wrapped present? Santa Claus?
Few things have the ability to bring out the inner child in even the most grinchy Scrooge like the Christmas tree.
Regardless of which church you attend, it's likely you have heard the story behind the Christmas season. But some people need reminding.
Angels are everywhere.
Dalayne Adkinson smiles as she rubs her toy elephant "Ellie" across her cheek. The 8-year-old beauty queen from Clarkesville said she has had the stuffed animal since she was a baby and it's always made her feel better. Toys can do that.
Sometimes being thankful isn't so much about what you have but about what you can give.
Regardless of the time of year, decorating a small house or room can be a challenge.
Gainesville First United Methodist Church is hosting its 17th annual Christmas is One Language concert this Sunday.
While grandchildren may not always take advice from their grandparents, seniors are taking a cue from the younger generations at least when it comes to technology.
This Thanksgiving, the American festival of eating will coincide with the Jewish Festival of Lights in a holiday match-up that has been dubbed Thanksgivukkah.
Samantha DeLong has been known to approach the particularly tall people she meets.
Seeing the way God works through the different communities of faith ranging from Hindu and Buddhist to Catholic and Christianity leaves the Rev. Shon Peppers with a feeling of gratitude for the almighty.
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