Students of the East Hall High School band marched around their school's track last week blasting holiday tunes with a finesse that can only be earned through many hours of practice.
Luke Pilgrim never thought of music as a hobby or a side gig. He was 11 years old the first time he strummed a guitar. A year later, he was playing in front of audiences in his hometown of Cleveland. "We always sort of treated (music) like it was bigger than it was," Pilgrim said with a chuckle. For more than a decade he played local shows, performed at festivals and toured the country with ...
A Gainesville church is opening its doors to celebrate the reason behind the Christmas season this weekend.
Recently, a local news channel that reported a story about garden and weather folklore.
One of the hottest items on cooks' holiday lists this year is one of the oldest types of cookware around: cast iron.
Lake Lanier isn't just an attractive location for tourists and fishing enthusiasts. Lately, it's become an alluring location for Hollywood film and television crews, too. According to the Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau, two different crews will be working on the lake during the next few weeks and into the new year: The CW's "The Vampire Diaries" and "Ten," a new thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. "Ten," directed by David Ayer, is about an elite ...
The advent calendar, which eases anxiety by counting down those pesky 24 days until Christmas Eve, is as much a holiday tradition for my family as the tree.
A group of developmentally disabled adults in Demorest is using its members' creativity to help others in their community overcome life's challenges.
The Civil War had ended the previous year when parishioners from two Flowery Branch churches sat together and discussed the merging of their respective parishes.
One of the best childhood memories I can remember was going with my dad to pick out a Christmas tree.
Traditionally the showpiece of the holiday meal, turkey tends to intimidate. Each year, cooks across the country fret about how to cook it. And they shouldn't. For some, it has been a year since they last tackled a whole turkey, and they've forgotten how to roast it. Others simply crave new flavor twists. And, yes, we know, some even dread the whole fowl process. We can see why. November food magazine covers and inside pages ...
NEW YORK - One man's Elf on the Shelf is another's Kermit the Frog, but at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, there is room for both.The parade has to be a multigenerational crowd-pleaser for the more than 3 million people who typically attend the event and the TV audience of 50 million. There are 86 years of history to honor while making a pitch to first-time fans.
Josh Grindle didn't know what to think when his mother, Lori, picked him up early from school Tuesday.
Josten representative Pat Cornelius presented Lakeview Academy yearbook faculty sponsor Brooke Burt and the 2011-12 yearbook staff with the National Yearbook Program of Excellence award.
There's a saying about a road paved with good intentions. But the road Janet Henry is on may be heaven sent.
Former Gainesville resident Rick Saint always wanted to travel the world. When the opportunity arose to teach in Korea, Saint took it.
A day before his 22nd birthday, Matthew Kiel got an early and unexpected birthday present - a nomination for his stop-motion movie in the 40th annual Student Academy Awards.
Sure, surfing for funny pet photos online is a quick way to reduce stress and forget your troubles.