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Bree Allison, right, and Taylor Brewster served as interns for three weeks in January at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville.

The American Cancer Society recently honored Longstreet Cancer Center for bringing "Look Good ... Feel Better" to Hall County.

"Look Good ... Feel Better" is a free national public service program founded in 1989 to help women offset appearance-related changes from cancer treatment. Its two-hour, hands-on workshop includes a 12-step skin care/make-up application lesson, nail care techniques and a demonstration of options for dealing with hair loss.

Patients in various stages of treatment receive makeover tips and personal attention from professionals trained to meet their needs. They also use and take home complimentary cosmetic kits. Professional advice is provided on wigs, scarves and accessories. More than 50,000 individuals participate each year in small groups of five to 10, offering each patient a supportive circle.

Longstreet Cancer Center hosts the monthly classes sponsored by American Cancer Society, CTFA Foundation and the National Cosmetology Association. For more information, to find out dates or to register, contact the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345.

The Longstreet Clinic is a multi-specialty medical group owned and managed by physicians and has locations in Gainesville, Oakwood, Buford, Braselton, Dahlonega, Baldwin, Demorest and Toccoa.

The Voices of North Georgia recently sang at a Gainesville Newcomers Club luncheon at the Chattahoochee Country Club. Thirteen singers performed traditional Christmas carols as well as two special numbers, "Peace, Peace" and "See Amid the Winter Snow." The group was accompanied by Voices members Elizabeth Smith and Patsy Amidei.

Bree Allison and Taylor Brewster served as interns for three weeks in January at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville. Rachal McClain, Hospitality High instructor and work-based learning coordinator with Hall County schools, coordinated with the Quinlan to allow the students to glean work experience as part of their high school curriculum.

For more information on other internship and volunteer opportunities available for high school and college students, call 770-536-2575. The Quinlan Visual Arts Center is at 514 Green Street NE in downtown Gainesville.

The Board of Natural Resources recently recognized Andrea Timpone of Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville as the recipient of the 2008 Rock Howard Award at its monthly meeting held in Atlanta. The Rock Howard Award is given annually to an individual who has made great contributions support of the mission of the Department of Natural Resources.

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