A Cumming resident was recently crowned the nation's top pastry chef. Alex Hwang, assistant pastry chef at Cherokee Town and Country Club in Atlanta, earned the title of 2011 Pastry Chef of the Year during the American Culinary Federation National Convention. "Of course I'm really happy about it, but it's all pretty overwhelming," she said. Hwang was one of four competitors for the title. She was chosen to represent the Southeast region of the United ...
Peanut brittle isn't exactly considered a gourmet treat, but Milli Jordan is hoping to build an empire around the simple dish.
Although full moons have almost always signaled the arrival of baby animals at the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Dahlonega, the latest addition has caught the staff off guard.
The Dahlonega-based band, The Fiddleheads, a musical group rooted in bluegrass, has won a wild card spot on NBC's "America's Got Talent!" The group was voted off the show earlier in the season, but now will have a second chance to get back in the game. Comprised of North Georgia College & State University students and alumni, the group is competing for a $1 million grand prize. <span ...
Ordinarily, WomenSource staff are busy planning events for adults, but this week they're focused on Girl Power.
When it comes to measuring a lifetime, most people tend to think in years.
CLEVELAND - The 90-plus degree Georgia heat on a recent Monday did not stop James Newton from making the trip by horse and a homemade gypsy-like wagon from Helen, where he spent the night, to Cleveland.
Some plants get no respect. Though she has an appreciation for all things flora, Jennifer Ceska would like Georgians to show more love to native plants and shrubs. In some places, native plants are widely available and proudly put on display, but that isn't the case in Georgia. In 2008, Ceska, conservation coordinator for the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens, expressed a desire to promote plants that are native to Georgia, for both ...
Some consider it a staple of summer, right after watermelon. I consider it a staple of my refrigerator simply because there are nights I don't feel like cooking.
In 1971, before she was Georgia's first lady that champions statewide causes, Sandra Deal's focus was centered on Hall County.
This morning, alarm clocks all over Hall County signaled the official end of summer vacation and the beginning of a new academic year.
A bit of curiosity years ago led Don Pirkle to a life-changing experience.
In a world where varying doctrines can push followers of different religions apart, Scott Lindquist is hoping that spirituality can be the great uniter.
These days, more and more people aren't satisfied with just hanging mass produced pieces of art on their walls. A growing number of shoppers are seeking original art for their homes, says interior designer Robert Novogratz.
So you've canned, dried, frozen and given away as much as you could from the summer garden, but you still have veggies on the vine.
By eight o'clock Saturday morning, Bill and Latrelle Thomas had already sold all of their beets.
One Saturday night a month, the old gym behind the Sautee-Nacoochee Center in White County comes alive with the sound of mountain music and swirling of dancers following a contra dance caller. Contra dancing is a blend of folk and square dancing and is practiced all across the country.
When Harry Scroggs was serving his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, he saw trucks loaded with fallen soldiers who paid the price of freedom with their lives as they were shipped home from the battlefield.
Aaron Turpin could only watch as his team of fourth- and fifth-graders from World Language Academy tried to turn on a waterwheel.
Erica Granger expected to see a different way of life when she went on a mission trip to Uganda. But she didn't expect the trip to change her view of her life after returning home.
From the road, Jim and Mary Beth Tharp's home is a pleasant sight with a green, manicured lawn and garden. A small sign by the road hints more artistry may be involved than one would notice on first glance.
After spending nearly a century in the mountains near Canton, one moonshiner is preparing his last batch in Dawsonville.
Two hundred years ago this summer, Maj. George Armistead commissioned a flag maker by the name of Mary Young Pickersgill in Baltimore, Md., to sew two flags for Fort McHenry at Baltimore Harbor. One of them would be 30 feet by 42 feet, large enough the British could see it from a long distance across the water as it loomed over the star-shaped fort.
On the surface, an old cornfield in North Hall County is just another place to grow feed for livestock. But 2 feet under ground, it's a 1,500-year-old time capsule.
Sister Tara Reese, 20, and her companion, Sister Britteny Breinholt, 19, ride their bicycles six miles each day around the neighborhoods in the Oakwood area attempting to share the gospel with people they meet.
A month from now, don't say I didn't warn you.
While cleaning out her files of old papers, Deborah Abercrombie noticed an envelope for an egg cooking contest she participated in almost 30 years earlier.
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