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Residents can plunge into Lake Lanier on New Year's Day

Participants young and old are prepared to jump in the frigid waters of Lake Lanier at the 18th annual Polar Bear Plunge at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue on 3105 Clarks Bridge Road.

December 24, 2014 | BY AMANDA HEAD ahead@gainesvilletimes.com | Get Out top stories


Favorite reindeer spreads Christmas spirit

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. But do you recall, the most famous reindeer of all?

December 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


‘Gifts of Magi’ and ‘Christmas Memory’ tell touching stories

Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta continues its "Season of Compassion" with the uplifting musical "The Gifts of the Magi" and storytelling event "A Christmas Memory," which explores the compassion needed and realized when people really love each other and can triumphantly navigate adversity.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Artist’s work inspires stillness

Since Sam Raynor was young, she knew she wanted to make people smile with her artwork.

December 18, 2014 | BY AMANDA HEAD ahead@gainesvilletimes.com | Get Out top stories


Celebrate an extreme Christmas

Christmas is a week away, but some are already handing out gifts.

December 18, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Get Out top stories


Gazing over Japanese ceramics at Piedmont College

A world-traveling exhibit of Japanese studio ceramics is making a two-month stop at the Piedmont College Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art in Demorest.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Holiday classic dances, sparkles

More than 122 years ago, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was commissioned by the director of Russia's Imperial Theatre to compose the score for "The Nutcracker," using a libretto adapted from E. T. A. Hoffman's The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Knightly musicians trumpet birth of Christ with concert

The Knights Chamber Orchestra from New York and the University of Georgia Hodgson Singers along with four professional soloists will combine their talents for a rare complete performance of Handel's Messiah.

December 18, 2014 | | Get Out top stories


Scrooge ‘bah humbugs’ Christmas

The timeless classic feature a mean "humbug" of a man, three ghosts and a special boy named Tiny Tim will take its place on stage once again this holiday season.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


‘Jerusalem’ explores history, religion

The giant-screen film "Jerusalem" at Fernbank Museum of Natural History's IMAX® Theatre, in conjunction with the Winter Wonderland exhibition, has turned the museum into a holiday attraction.

December 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Children’s theater transports audience to underwater world

Based on Disney's animated movie, a children's theater group will bring "The Little Mermaid Jr." to life this weekend at Brenau University's Hosch Theater.

December 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Santa Claus hunting down letter-stealing thief in play

Ominous Crook and his sidekick, Skellmutt, are two dastardly bad-guys who are out to stop Christmas by stealing Santa Claus' mail.

December 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Center transforms for live radio broadcast of 'It's a Wonderful Life'

The holidays wouldn't be the holidays without seeing the Christmas classic, "It's a Wonderful Life" at least once.

December 11, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Get Out top stories


Gainesville man attempts tire-flipping record

While holding three world records in strength and endurance may be enough for some folks, it isn't for one Hall County Sheriff's Office employee.

December 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Annual John Berry Christmas show set for Dec. 18

As the Christmas spirit is about giving, country artist John Berry is primed to do just that in his upcoming annual Christmas show. But his giving will be two-fold.

December 11, 2014 | By Amanda Head ahead@gainesvilletimes.com | Get Out top stories


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Polar Bear Plunge postponed because of low lake levels

Those looking to ring in the new year with a splash will have to wait a few weeks.

December 22, 2016 | Emily Williams | Get Out top stories


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