New Year's Eve parties have always existed as the final celebration of a year past. Fizzy champagne, sparkling clothes, silly glasses and savory treats are characteristic of the occasion, but in recent years, new trends have begun to flourish.
With less than two weeks until Christmas, tree-trimming and holiday decorating time is in full swing. However, each year new decor trends and methods appear to add a different flair to the season.
Pancake breakfasts with Santa have been a December tradition for years, but local community centers and organizations are adding new twists each year to provide a unique experience for children and parents alike.
Over the years, school lunches have evolved from mystery meat to "taco pizza." And as tastes improved, so has the healthiness of the options.
Santa Claus is real, and he lives in Gainesville.
Pet therapy is a common form of treatment for many individuals. However, patients who are hospitalized for long periods of time often spend weeks and even months away from their pets since animals are not allowed in hospitals.
For the 1 million Americans living with Parkinson's disease and especially those who are responding well to medication, more good news is at hand.
Last weekend, The Rooster's Perch, a local meeting place for people with and without disabilities, opened the doors to a brand-new central location at 210 Bradford St. in Gainesville with hopes of growth for its patrons and the community.
Potatoes are one of the most versatile foods in existence. They can be cooked into hash browns, mashed potatoes, French fries and soups.
For years, many groups have been investigating the historical haunts of Gainesville and trying to find explanations for the ghost stories passed down through the generations.
When Gainesville High School graduate William Morris began his college career at Harvard University, he expected to simply be a student.
Gold Rush Days celebrating Dahlonega's history during a boom era have been a tradition for ages. And the popular festival invites North Georgians to the annual party next weekend.
Wasabi Japanese Restaurant owners Sam and Jasmine Yong pride themselves in bringing creative Asian cuisine and new types of sushi to Flowery Branch.
Most women have a morning routine of trying to hide areas they see as imperfections on their face with concealer, bronzer or other shades of makeup to help them feel their best.
Although not native to the region, the Chinaberry with its lavender flowers, shady foliage and towering height holds many memories for people.
In 1965, Northwestern University senior Ferris Hardin felt a calling to be a small cog in a big social machine and change America in the small town of Selma, Ala.
Most girls go through a horse-loving phase at some point in their youth. For Burgin Lee, it was not a phase - it is a lifestyle.
On Feb. 19, Cathy Stowe gathered up her courage and faced one of her fears - undergoing her first routine colonoscopy screening.
When weather warms up, windows open, the grill fires up and patio furniture hits the deck as families spend more time outdoors, lounging in Adirondack chairs and hammocks to enjoy the spring and summer sun.
Tucked away behind the glittering jewelry, rustic home decor and fashionable accessories at Nest Feathers boutique in Oakwood is a small counter with a chalkboard sign reading "Soup of the Day."
When Marla McSwiney first met Noah, her niece's Great Pyrenees dog, she saw a fluffy, white being that was loving and loyal. However, Noah had heartworms, and McSwiney had no idea how to help care for the animal. She called up John Heldrich, founder of Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta, to ask for his advice.
Life may have been "like box of chocolates" for Forrest Gump, but for the 42 men who entered into Cai Lay, Vietnam, on a fateful November night in 1967, they pretty much knew what they were going to get.
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