The Quinlan Visual Arts Center had its spring exhibitions opening reception April 18.
Choral Explosion No. 12 was April 14 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Cleveland. The Lumpkin County Varsity Singers, the Brenau Chamber Vocal Ensemble, the University of North Georgia Chorale Singers and Le Belle Voci participated in the event. The program was especially memorable as it was the first time music groups from the newly consolidated University of North Georgia Gainesville and Dahlonega campuses performed in the same concert.
Gainesville Newcomers' Club was proud to sponsor Paul Gleeson, the first Consul General of Ireland, at its monthly meeting in March. Gleeson spoke about Ireland and answered questions. An informative and enjoyable meeting was had by all.
Penn Foster, a leader in career-focused online and hybrid education designed to address the skills gap in America, announced the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards honored Morgan Vaca, a Penn Foster High School student.
The student leadership club at Cornestone Schools launches a program to raise donations for the local Humane Society of Forsyth County.
Marketing students from Chestatee, East Hall, Flowery Branch, Lanier Charter Career Academy and North Hall recently placed at the DECA Regional Competition on Jan. 24 and qualified to move to the next level. State Competition will be held in Atlanta Feb. 28 through March 2.
The Hall County Relay for Life Kick Off 2013 started with a pleasant, unexpected surprise of a $10,000 donation from Northeast Georgia Emergency Medical Team.
As both the first major Quinlan Visual Arts Center exhibition and event of 2013, the 35th annual Gala Art Auction features the highest caliber original artwork by local, regional and national talents. This year artwork was juried by acclaimed art appraiser Robert Morring. The following placed awards:
Lakeview Academy's Parent Association is hosting the Parenting Speakers Series with parenting advice for kindergarten through 12th grade. The first presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. "Taming the Gaming" will be an expert panel discussion about the pros and cons of online gaming. The panelist include:
Danny Tatum of Tallulah Gorge State Park recently received the Search and Rescue Career Achievement Award from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Andres, a boy, Emanuel Domingo Esteban, March 9, Maria Marcos Andres and Pedro Domingo Esteban Lopez, Gainesville
The following local students completed courses with exemplary marks and made the President's and Dean's List for 2012 fall semester at Gainesville State College in Oakwood.
Ian Cundiff of Scout Troop No. 203 in Gainesville achieved the rank of Eagle Scout on Dec. 4.
Army 1st Lt. James L. Goddard has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The Gainesville Newcomers Club was the host of a Senior Citizen Valentine's Day luncheon Feb. 12 at the Senior Life Center in Gainesville. Volunteers and some of their spouses served a hot lunch and ice cream sundaes to approximately 93 Hall County seniors. During the luncheon, Newcomers Club volunteers entertained their guests with games and prizes.
Army Spc. Thomas W. Roa has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Benning. During the nine-week training period, he received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions and core values. Roa is the son of Mark T. Roa of Gainesville. He is a 2007 graduate of West Hall High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in 2011 from the University of Georgia.
Pharmacy students from the Georgia campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine prepared diabetes care packages in January to benefit patients at the Good News Clinics in Gainesville.
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