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.
ATLANTA - The father of Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as a prominent Atlanta preacher and civil rights leader. But as a young man from a poor sharecropping family in rural Georgia, he is said to have walked north to Atlanta barefoot so he didn't wear out his only pair of shoes.His legacy is now being honored through a community center built to help other low-income people find a path out of poverty.
Preparing the Thanksgiving meal with family can be as much of a holiday tradition as actually eating the food.
Wine in a box for Thanksgiving? Forgive the pun, but wine not? Too many folks look down on box wines, thinking they are inferior to the stuff sold in a bottle. That's just wrong. Here are some good reasons to offer what Australians call "cask wines" to your friends and family for the holidays. Boxed wines generally give very good quality for value. Most boxes contain three liters of wine, equivalent to four standard-sized bottles. ...
Kenneth McElreath knew his life was going to change forever as soon as he stepped into the bus heading to Fort Benning near Columbus.
Nathaniel Simon grew up listening to his grandfather's war stories. His grandfather, Charles Bishop, 89, served in the Navy during World War II as a merchant mariner and seaman in the Navy Armed Guard. While a lot of young people might be more intrigued by the tales of heroic deeds and unexpected enemy attacks, some of Simon's favorite stories are the ones that involve his grandfather's daily life rather than the excitement of battle. "Like ...
Angelo Velis smiled broadly Thursday night as he gestured toward a group of young adults and teens playing basketball on the courts at Myrtle Street Park in Gainesville.
When David Glover's grandson Zachariah Kyle Emerson was born in 1998, the Gainesville man felt blessed.
The recent rain has been very good for the Georgia Mountain Food Bank as the seeds from its first community garden begin to grow and flourish.
Two teams competing in this year's Brenau Barbecue Championship will also be selling their pork to hungry visitors at the event. But it's almost by accident that either team exists.
Fifth-grader Heartley Twiggs loves to read fiction books and thinks kids are better off when they read books they enjoy.
Brittany Evans wanted a storybook wedding but what she got was something more like a movie.
In 1940, C.W. Davis hitched a ride from a driver in a red Ford, ultimately securing a movie date with the woman behind the wheel.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On the day the Boston Marathon bombing transfixed the world, Mark Watkins of suburban Kansas City, Mo., lay face to face with a crisis of life, death and faith.
Barbecue chicken is one of my favorite summertime dishes. I like every part of it - the tomato-based sauce (the spicier the better), the crispy skin, even the bones.
The school year is winding down and Memorial Day is just around the corner. Activities such as boating, camping and picnicking are fun ways to experience the great outdoors.
Question: It used to be forbidden to cut lettuce with a knife. Only tearing by hand or cutting with a plastic knife was acceptable. But now I see TV chefs regularly chopping lettuce with a regular knife. What is responsible for this change in thinking?
For 52-year-old Gina Sweet, it had been awhile since she hit the dating scene. Luckily for her, family members gave her the Cinderella treatment before she ventured out to Cocktails & Conversations, a brand-new speed-dating venture in Gainesville.
JEFFERSON - It was anything but a regular school day for the 15 local middle schools students who participated in the Jackson Electric Membership Corporation Junior Solar Sprint competition May 3. Using one of the Earth's brightest resources, the sun, students put their hand-built solar sprinters to the test in a fast-paced race competition at Road Atlanta in Braselton.
Editor's note: North Hall High School junior Catherine Sartain, 16, wrote this column for her journalism class about Mother's Day.
"It will be a blessed Mother's Day for my kids, my granddaughter, my wife," Grady Nolan said, his voice cracking slightly. "And for me."
BATH TOWNSHIP, Ohio - The Stephen Ministry is looking for compassionate men and women who want to help people who are hurting.
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