Brooke Arroliga, a fourth-grade teacher at Sugar Hill Elementary, recently experienced an act of kindness and good fortune. Arroliga lost an item of great value - her teacher bag full of work that "my hard-working students had submitted to me."
Brooke Arroliga, a fourth-grade teacher at Sugar Hill Elementary, recently experienced an act of kindness and good fortune.
Joel D. Whetstone, son of Jay and Carolyn Whetstone of Gainesville, was presented his first set of gold bars and a certificate of commendation by retired Army Lt. Col. Dave Gordon of the Georgia Mountain Chapter, Military Officers Association of America, during commissioning ceremonies recently at North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega.Whetstone completed his degree requirements and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army National Guard.
Gainesville Theater Alliance students Haden Rider and Carly Berg recently took 28 area theater students ages 8 to 18 to Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta.
The winners of the Winter Exhibition of the Georgia Art League at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center were presented Dec. 13 at the annual holiday party.
The Quinlan Visual Arts Center recently held the "Dog and Pony Show," a special exhibition for winter 2012 featuring pet-themed art in various types of media.
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The Citizens of Georgia Power recently donated $2,500 to the Guest House, a nonprofit adult day health care center that works with Alzheimer's and dementia patients.
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi announced that the following local students were recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines:
Heidi Schureck has recently completed her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. She is a member of local Girl Scout Troop No. 109. Heidi, in collaboration with Paint Slingers, has painted murals throughout the children's preschool space of First Baptist Church in Gainesville.
Students Chris Collins and John Hayes of North Georgia College & State University's Department of Chemistry were recognized for their outstanding undergraduate research earlier this month at a regional conference in Raleigh, N.C.
The Gainesville High School Class of 1962 recently held its 50th class reunion at Smithgall Arts Center.
The American Tapestry Alliance presented Tommye McClure Scanlin with the ATA Award of Excellence in Tapestry for her tapestry, "Life Force."
Local Gainesville UPS Store owner and Vietnam veteran, Brad Lorton, was honored at a recent Atlanta Falcons game along with 39 other UPS veterans.
East Hall Middle School's P. E. department started a Frisbee unit teaching skills such as backhand throw, forehand, clap catch and working up to moving while throwing and catching.