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.
As you read this, I'm most likely happily immersed in a world of flour spills, sprinkle dumps and misplaced frosting smears. Translation: baking Christmas cookies with a 3-year-old.
"Hall County 911, what is the address of your emergency?"
One year is all that stands between high school seniors and the start of their adult lives.
Lisa and William Service have been celebrating Thanksgiving since October.
Cycling has long been touted as a great way to improve health and increase longevity, but two Georgia cyclists are attempting to take the sport a step farther.
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.
Northeast Georgia is home to the best-tasting honey in the world, literally.
North Hall Middle School student Nathan Greene worked all summer on a project and finally saw its completion with help from North Georgia Technical College.
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.
Abigail Haynes, an 18-month-old girl who lives near Dahlonega, is traveling to New York City next week to receive her fifth treatment for a rare and worsening vascular disorder.
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.
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