There are times when life creates its own story, when one's destiny becomes obvious. Some call it fate, others call it God, and some think it merely coincidence. For Carol Renteria, the discovery of her destiny resulted as a combination of all three. After getting out of an abusive marriage, Carol and her three children moved to Hall County. Her family grew in 2005 when she met her husband, Luis, and his two children. Carol ...
At the end of the school day Tuesday, Chestatee Academy of Inquiry and Talent Development in Gainesville will convert into a "mini Smithsonian," Principal Suzanne Jarrard said.
What is the nature of genius? Is it something naturally inherent, or something that can be cultivated by environment and tutelage? Does it mean someone has a mind that can go beyond the normal human limitations, or someone who could be classified as having a mental disorder?
In most families, everyone has their designated role. Some people are the family peacekeeper, while others have dubbed themselves the family historian. With a spool of yarn by her side, Molly Brown has knitted her way into becoming her family's memory-maker. For the last 50 years Brown has been making Christmas stockings for each of the members of her family - and some lucky friends. "A friend of mine had a set of (knit) stockings ...
With more than 600 nativity scenes, holiday music and time for Christmas reflection, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will open its doors this weekend for the community to remember the reason for the season.
Aside from yard decorations, wreaths are one of the first things that people - especially holiday guests - notice when they approach your home.
It is one week after 'Black Friday,' the supposed busiest shopping day of the year, and the question remains 'Is your Christmas shopping complete?' For some, the answer may be yes, but for most of us, we still have much to do.
Making a list of December gardening tasks will keep you on top of this busy month and help ensure a healthy garden for the next few months to come.
The celebratory season is in full swing and that means one thing: holiday parties. From book clubs to Sunday School classes, everyone wants to have a holiday party, but not everyone wants to host it. If you've volunteered to host the bunch, but are afraid that you'll be trapped in the kitchen forever, don't fret. If nothing else, the economic downturn has taught most people to do more with less. Why shouldn't that lesson carry-over ...
When the Gainesville City Council met in 1910 and agreed to purchase a Chandler Street property, they could hardly have known the legacy that their actions would leave behind.
Months of rehearsal have paid off for drama students at Gainesville High School, who were recently named state champions.
They save them after car accidents, from abandonment, illness and certain death. The Great Pyrenees Rescue of Atlanta organization is not even a year old, and as of Nov. 4, it has rescued and placed almost 100 dogs into new homes. "We anticipated that we would save 30 to 40 Great Pyrenees in a year," said John Heldrich, founder of GPRA. "That was our expectation." Heldrich, a retired CEO who lives in Dunwoody, runs GPRA, ...
This weekend marks the first Sunday of Advent at many area churches. At many churches, one purple candle will be lit and the season of Advent will begin as Christians begin counting down to the anniversary of Christ's birth on Christmas Day. Some churches, such as Catholic and Lutheran congregations, are more traditional in the way they observe the Advent season. They read scriptures plotted out yearly by the lectionary. Other churches create their own ...
Bringing a bright spot to the entrance of Lanier Village Estates was Jan Tuttle's goal when she began her campaign to raise the funds to plant some daffodils.
It's the day before Thanksgiving - the turkey is thawing, the sides have been prepped and the dessert is baking. Seems like you've covered all of your Thanksgiving dinner bases. But wait. What about the drinks?
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - "Days of Our Lives" star Chandler Massey won the Outstanding Younger Actor at the Daytime Emmys on Sunday night. Massey is the grandson of Gainesville residents Abit and Kayanne Massey.
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