Lifestyles

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The Rome Civic Center will once again open its doors to an event that, for many Rome residents, staple of their holiday season schedule.

Area artists, florists, garden clubs, businesses, interior designers, and creative individuals have joined Cancer Navigators, Inc. and the Harbin Clinic Tony E. Warren, MD Cancer Center to create and sell original holiday wreaths to benefit Cancer Navigators — a Rome-based charity that provi…

  • Severo Avila, Features Editor
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There’s a building on Shorter Avenue with a big, beautiful porch and plants all around it. A whimsical hedgehog sculpture welcomes visitors to the front door.

100 years ago as presented in the Fifty Years Ago column in the November 1967 editions of the Rome Tribune-Herald

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The Heart of the Community Foundation is looking for projects to help fund in 2018. Over the past two years, the Heart of the Community Foundation has awarded over $56,000 to agencies in Rome and Floyd County.

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Veterans who haven’t made sure their discharge papers are recorded at the courthouse should do so in case they need it in the future, said Floyd County Clerk of Superior Court Barbara Penson. The court will then be able to provide the veterans with a certified copy as a free service if they …

With 91 films from more than 20 countries and a special appearance by film legend and the Bandit himself, Burt Reynolds, this year’s Rome International Film Festival is shaping up to make its 14th year an exciting one.

As it appeared in the 50 Years Ago column in the Sunday, Nov. 5, 1967, edition of the Rome News-Tribune

  • Spencer Lahr, Staff Writer
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“It looked like Chernobyl,” said Rome native Samantha Cherbony, referring to the catastrophic nuclear accident that took place in Ukraine in the 80s. She was describing her first glimpse of what Hurricane Maria recently did to her little corner of tropical paradise in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico.

  • By Michelle Wilson, Rome News-Tribune correspondent
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I just lost my mom. She took her final breath on Sept. 11 and joined my father, her husband of almost 51 years on this earth, in eternity. Mom had found happiness at last, I am sure, because she never wanted to live life without him. She didn’t know how and she didn’t want to learn.

  • Olivia Vardy, Rome News-Tribune Intern
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Waking up in a beautiful forest you find yourself in the midst of an adventure, suddenly having to decide whether to journey into the village or continue exploring through the trees.

Jim and Nell (Ferguson) Toole, of Rome, will celebrate their 60th anniversary on November 2, 2017. They were married in 1957 at the home of the bride’s parents, located in Cedartown.

We recently asked area photographers to send us images of life in and around Rome and Floyd County - from its people, buildings, outdoor spaces and animals. You sent us hundreds of photos, many of which will be featured in the upcoming issue of Rome Life Magazine which publishes on Nov. 12. …

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The Rome Area Council for the Arts and Redmond Regional Medical Center are pleased to announce the return of the Rome Community HeART Project. Submissions are now being accepted from artists, classes, businesses, non-profits, and civic organizations within the Rome community.

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On Thursday, a group of talented women gathered together at Perfect Home on Shorter Avenue.

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For 10 years, Romans of all ages have been walking down Broad Street for the annual Walk A Mile in her Shoes event.

As it appeared in the Fifty Years Ago column in the October 1967 editions of the Rome News-Tribune

  • By Spencer Lahr, Staff Writer
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Though the man who started the Tumor Trooper Run and Walk lost his fight with cancer last fall, the event to raise funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and awareness of children battling the disease will go on for at least one more year on Saturday.

Beth Henley’s Pulitzer-prize winning dark comedy, “Crimes of the Heart,” about three Mississippi sisters’ reunion is playing at Berry College in the new theater in Blackstone Hall to be dedicated/named Friday night.

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The Rome-Floyd E.C.O. Center is hosting a Garden Party to celebrate the designation of the Ridge and Valley Garden to the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail. The public is invited to attend the celebration on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

As it appeared in the 50 Years Ago column in the Wed., Oct. 4, 1967, edition of the Rome News-Tribune