Patti Woods-LaVoie loves Halloween and all things candy, but she has a hard and fast rule when it comes to teens and trick-or-treating.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to notice the abundance of stage talent and theater groups in Northeast Georgia. From award-winning high school programs to standout community theaters, Hall County and the surrounding area is chock full of good performers.
CHICAGO - As a Jehovah's Witness, Tracy Pickett always has enjoyed knocking on doors and introducing strangers to the tenets of her faith. But by the time she reached her mid-40s, scoliosis made every step excruciating and her spiritual mission impossible.Walking again would require surgery that often involves tremendous blood loss and a transfusion - a medical procedure to replenish the blood supply forbidden by her church.
Grapes are a great backyard choice if you're seeking delicious juice, some wine to savor or snacks fresh from the vine. But look elsewhere if it's low maintenance or fast production that you want.
DETROIT - As fans rev up for football games, so does their tailgating repertoire. In parking lots on game day, tailgaters elevate their food to big and bold levels.
"Cancer itself is just a hard journey all the way around," Cathy Jarrells said.
MODESTO, Calif. - As neighborhood schools grapple with pared budgets and pressure-cooker tests, not every family shares the strain. For a hardy few, the living room doubles as classroom, and kids drive the curriculum.An estimated 2 million students, or 3.6 percent, are home-schooled nationwide, twice as many as in 1999.
SANTA ANA, Calif. - Bicycle parts crowd out all but the washer and dryer and Christmas ornaments packed on a few shelves in Randy Kiefer's garage.Overhead, dozens of tires and tire tubes - tied together in bunches by size, 26- and 27-inch - hang like long, skinny pieces of black rubbery fruit. Bicycle forks straddle a narrow beam. Frames are tucked up in the rafters; rims hooked to the walls. Smaller parts fill crates, bins and tackle boxes - drive chains, crank arms, derailleurs, hubs, spokes, lugs, clamps, bolts, spacers, washers…
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - There's always a fungus among us ... in lawns, gardens and woods"Fungi are part of our everyday lives," says Theresa Augustin, curator of natural areas at Norfolk Botanical Garden in Norfolk, Va.
Barbecue is nice, and fried green tomatoes have a catchy name. But if you want the dish that truly represents the South these days, skip them both and turn to another recipe entirely:
DAHLONEGA - A woman with a weathered face, silver hair piled atop her head, sits on a rustic porch admiring a patchwork quilt.Behind her, hazy blue mountains and a stream that winds its way between Dahlonega landmarks form the backdrop of a mural depicting the history and culture of Appalachia.
I maxed out on family in the Syracuse area for a few days until Sunday, June 10, and then headed home for Gainesville via a slightly different route. I rode south out of 'Cuse (as the city is now affectionately known, thanks to the Syracuse University basketball team) and picked up N.Y. Highway 13 southeast in Cortland. Here's the old biker on Pompeii Hill just south of Syracuse - finally, some sun!
One of the largest garden shows in Georgia, the Hall County Master Gardeners' Fall Garden Expo begins today and runs through Saturday.
I've always loved broccoli, even if it does have an unfortunate aroma. It's an excellent source of protein, calcium, iron, dietary fiber and many vitamins and minerals.
Reality television shows aren't exactly known for clearing up misconceptions, but one local dance team hopes a new show will tell the truth about their sport.
Dahlonega is known for many things - gold, history and wine among them - but the historic city hasn't gone almost 200 years without gathering a spooky legend or two.
Change is in the air.
Charles Barrett had our attention when he said the magic word: doughnut.
ALPHARETTA - Christy Denton left her abusive husband 13 years ago, and she has just recently begun to speak out about her experience with domestic violence.
A 30-year racing career can produce quite a collection of cars and memorabilia.
Plan for temperature
Fall leads to football tailgating, weekend barbecues, boots and festivals. But the greatest change is the color as it sweeps across the North Georgia Mountains. And it is one development best seen up close.
In the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, three women of different faiths found themselves wondering what to teach their children about the tragedy.
All you have to do to find the best fall decor is open your front door and step outside. Such is the advice of Gainesville decorator Elizabeth Thompson of House Dressing Interiors, LLC.
Wasabi Japanese Restaurant owners Sam and Jasmine Yong pride themselves in bringing creative Asian cuisine and new types of sushi to Flowery Branch.
The stack of envelopes on Frances Haynes' sitting room table was large - maybe as much mail as an average person would receive in a year.
As we were getting ready for church one morning, Chloe dropped a bombshell. She said she didn't want to go to church.
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