Lifestyles

Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) will offer its next Take it to Heart Program on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 20, at scheduled times. The program includes a free cardiac risk assessment and information to help you prevent future heart problems.

I recently visited Helen, Georgia, for the first time during my daughter’s fall break late last year. First of all, let me say that the Crumblys are not great vacationers. Since my husband and I both own our own businesses, we are not used to being off grid for any amount of time, so it’s ha…

The Registry is where Windows keeps details of where parts of the different programs are located and what the settings are for all the different items on your computer. It is a large and highly complex set of files and if messed up can prevent Windows from running. For this reason, it is not…

On Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon, the Georgia Archives and the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Metro Atlanta Chapter African American Genealogy Day virtual live event will be available to the public through Microsoft Teams.

The Kiwanis Club of Fort Oglethorpe has returned from the holidays to resume its weekly Friday lunch meeting. The members welcomed guest speakers Shawn Sumney and Jerry Weaver with the newly restored McLemore Club on Lookout Mountain.

This was not supposed to happen. At this point, we should not have to worry about the future of our nation. We have had more than 240 years to work out the kinks of this beautiful experiment. Where have we failed?

Georgia ForestWatch, a Dahlonega-based, non-profit organization whose mission it is to protect and enhance the health of Georgia’s 867,000 acres of National Forest, has announced the Clean Streams Campaign.

She wasn’t thrilled when I told her I had been invited to write an occasional column for a local publication. After more than three decades in the Bell System and three arduous years as part of the staging of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, she thought it time to enjoy a long-awaited reti…

Baptists are traditionally known for many things, among which are casseroles, pot lucks, fried chicken, banana pudding (nanner pudding, when spoken familiarly) hacking preaching, shouting, camp meetings, and a strong aversion to anything “new.”

The Cherokee Regional Library System will kick off a free two-month series of community art workshops beginning in February.

The Catoosa County Conservation District, in partnership with the Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission, is hosting a Level 1A Fundamentals Renewal Course on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 8 a.m. to noon at The Colonnade at 264 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold.

There’s a monthly delivery that causes a bit of a kerfuffle at my house. We find it in our mailbox, and it doesn’t look like much from the outside — just a slim children’s book wrapped in plastic with a little activity sheet enclosed.

Streaming across the web or the internet has been growing in popularity for a few years but in 2020 because of the pandemic became very popular. I expect that it will continue to be used widely but not quite as much once we get the coronavirus under control.

Coming as it was from one of the most well-known pastors in the world, I could not have been more disappointed with what I was listening to. To actually hear the (no doubt very well-meaning) words “As a white pastor, I am part of the problem” from the pulpit, ostensibly as part of a Biblical…

As you may have noticed by now, I’m “old school,” which is a way of saying you’re old, but by adding the word “school” it softens the blow.

We Americans really don’t ever seem to agree on much, and 2020 did not improve that situation any. But if there is one thing we should all be able to agree on, one matter that is so obvious that no one in his right mind should dispute it, one thing so utterly heinous and unthinkable as to ca…

When most believers thank a higher power for the people in their lives, a mental list begins to form. It can include children, a spouse, parents, and siblings. The list naturally lengthens to extended family and friends. Perhaps a co-worker has asked for prayers for a family hardship or some…

Heritage High School Student Government Association presented the Catoosa County Children’s Fund a check for $13,352 on Friday, Dec. 18. Dr. Lamar Brown accepted the check on behalf of the Children’s Fund. The money was raised during The Emperor of The Taj Competition during Heritage’s Homec…

Names are fascinating things. Most parents put great thought into naming their new babies — or do they? Some do, to be sure. They name babies after themselves, grandparents, famous people, places the children were conceived and all sorts of other things.

Sunset Markets made a $500 donation to the Al Millard Memorial Stocking Full of Love. From left: Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson and Bill Brenaman, representing Sunset Markets.

Realizations regarding those I love sometimes hit me in unexpected ways. I think a little denial is normal in certain situations, and I realized recently I have been unconsciously indulging regarding my oldest horse, Cheyenne.

Matt Seareles, forester, arborist, and volunteer at the historic Marsh House, planted a 300-year white oak on Tuesday, Dec. 15, to replace the magnolia tree that was lost during the sewer relocation on North Main Street in LaFayette. The city donated the oak and a smaller one planted to repl…

I really don’t know a better way to communicate what is on my heart than to start by telling you, 2020, that we really just aren’t that into you anymore. And it’s really not us; it’s you.

The Obedience Club of Chattanooga’s next session of Obedience, Rally, Agility, and Canine Good Citizen classes for puppies and dogs will begin on Monday, Jan. 4. Sign up online or come to open house at 1:30 p.m. to register on Sunday, Jan. 3, and orientation for classes from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p…