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Feast on baked brisket and tzimmes during Hanukkah

Feast on baked brisket and tzimmes during Hanukkah

It’s all a matter of cause and effect.

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Jewish residents celebrate Hanukkah at sundown

Jewish residents celebrate Hanukkah at sundown

It’s the time of year when evergreen trees are trimmed with twinkling lights, halls are decked with holly and stockings are hung with care. The glow of Christmas is easy to spot, but in some Northeast Georgia homes, that glow is coming not from a tree but from a menorah.

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Mothers can save lives with cord blood donation at NGMC

Mothers can save lives with cord blood donation at NGMC

While pregnant women welcome a child into the world, few may realize they can save another at the same time with a simple donation.

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Parents reading aloud to children helps language skills, education

Parents reading aloud to children helps language skills, education

Once a week since the summer, Ruth Demby has lugged boxes of children’s books to Norwood Apartments on Cleveland Highway with a handful of volunteers in tow. Armed with a curriculum outlined by the United Way, the associate pastor at First Baptist Church of Gainesville meets with mothers and small children for a singular goal: to ensure every child is read to by a parent by the time he or she enter kindergarten.

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Corinth Baptist Church recreates Bethlehem

Corinth Baptist Church recreates Bethlehem

There is no uniform way to celebrate the birth of Christ.

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Decor experts: Trim your tree from the top down

Decor experts: Trim your tree from the top down

With less than two weeks until Christmas, tree-trimming and holiday decorating time is in full swing. However, each year new decor trends and methods appear to add a different flair to the season.

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Bake up breakfast with some Santa time on the side

Bake up breakfast with some Santa time on the side

Pancake breakfasts with Santa have been a December tradition for years, but local community centers and organizations are adding new twists each year to provide a unique experience for children and parents alike.

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Looking at letters to Santa

For more than 100 years, the U.S. Postal Service has been receiving letters to Santa from American children, according to the USPS website. And each year, the letters vary in length and requests.

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Female vets offer help to neglected comrades

Female vets offer help to neglected comrades

When Teresa Lambert graduated high school in 1988, she found herself on a more unique path than most of her fellow female classmates.

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Concert showcases Christian diversity

Concert showcases Christian diversity

Whether you say Jesus or Yeshua, God or Dios, all followers of Christianity agree on one event — the celebration of the Savior’s birth is one of the most special times of the year.

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Four homes hang holiday cheer for a fundraiser

Four homes hang holiday cheer for a fundraiser

Lyn Froehlich favorite time of year is Christmas.

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School serving meals healthier than mom's

School serving meals healthier than mom's

Over the years, school lunches have evolved from mystery meat to “taco pizza.” And as tastes improved, so has the healthiness of the options.

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Gainesville man transforms from Chris into Kringle

Gainesville man transforms from Chris into Kringle

Santa Claus is real, and he lives in Gainesville.

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Rahab's Rope founder heads to UN conference for women's rights

Rahab's Rope founder heads to UN conference for women's rights

Vicki Moore didn’t realize casually surfing the Web in 2004 could change her life. But with one click of the mouse, her eyes were opened to a whole new world she never knew existed.

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Class aims to maintain sanity and keep sacredness during Christmas

Class aims to maintain sanity and keep sacredness during Christmas

As we inch closer to Christmas, the holiday season can start to feel less like a stroll through the snow and more like a marathon.

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Celebrate holidays with 'green' on your mind

Celebrate holidays with 'green' on your mind

As we get closer and closer to the height of the holiday season, being excited for Father Christmas is no excuse to forget about Mother Nature.

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Going nuts for coconuts

Going nuts for coconuts

Calliope Sweets owner Patty Phillips prides herself on her Southern hospitality, her roots and her skills in the kitchen.

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A place for pets in the hospital

A place for pets in the hospital

Pet therapy is a common form of treatment for many individuals. However, patients who are hospitalized for long periods of time often spend weeks and even months away from their pets since animals are not allowed in hospitals.

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Hospital offers surgery to help ease symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Hospital offers surgery to help ease symptoms of Parkinson's disease

For the 1 million Americans living with Parkinson’s disease and especially those who are responding well to medication, more good news is at hand.

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Veterans seek to add more to soldiers memorial

Veterans seek to add more to soldiers memorial

The plot of land began years as ago as a gateway to a string of parks connecting downtown Gainesville to Lake Lanier, with park benches and paths winding between trees and landscaped areas.

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L.A.M.P. to serve homeless Thanksgiving meal today

L.A.M.P. to serve homeless Thanksgiving meal today

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that, even in Hall County, not everyone has a home for the holidays.

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