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Holly Leber

Stories by Holly

It is the story that, for the last half of the 20th century, has given literature and film lovers a hero and a father.

The holidays are a time for tradition. Sometimes, however, traditions evolve, or even end. And out of that which ended, new traditions arise.

At the corner of Chambliss Street and Spears Avenue in North Chattanooga sits a little yellow bungalow.

Fairly soon after I moved to Chattanooga, an old friend called me up and asked one very pertinent question: "What the hell are you doing living in Tennessee?"

Old meets new on the stage at the Tivoli Theatre this holiday season. Local theater company Closed Door Entertainment presents Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," a celebrated holiday tradition, but it might not be what one expects.

Albert Lee Simmons walks with a cane, his knees half bent, his back stooped over.

A couple of weeks ago, a dear friend of mine posted a link to a blog piece with the same subject as the headline you've just read.

Ever dream of flying through the air with the greatest of ease? Ever imagine that the daring young man on the flying trapeze was getting quite a workout?

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Get a sneak peek at what's coming for Christmas

Thanksgiving is still a week away, but there's no denying that Christmas is sneaking up on us.

Two secrets to a perfect pie crust are patience and a little bit of pig fat. "Lard makes a great pie crust," said Nancy Adams, owner of Southern Star. "Lard really adds the flakiness."

May I be blunt?

What would motivate a man, or woman, to jump out of a plane?

Becoming a professional artist was never a goal for Grant Ferguson.

Ever since she was a child, Janis Hashe has been fascinated by the Sherlock Holmes stories and the life of author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Rosemary Palmer doesn't care what people say. She loves color in her home.

As the fall chill sets in and winter approaches, the idea of an outdoor fire pit becomes tempting.

Anna Golladay does not have children, but she constantly has babies on the brain.

The photographs from New York City are astounding.

The best-laid schemes of mice and men, wrote the poet Robert Burns, often go awry.

Go on a journey, from 19th-century Vienna to 1960s Hollywood, this weekend with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera.

On a Friday afternoon in late October, Jennifer Bleasdale and her sister-in-law, Melissa Bleasdale, chatted with a customer as they prepared bagels.

In the 2008 presidential election, about 20 million voters in the United States cast a ballot for the first time, including millions of young people who had turned 18 years old since 2004.

In a room off the gray passageways beneath the Hunter Museum of American Art, registrars Theresa Slowikowski and Elizabeth Le prepare to open a shipment of art.

I don't have an especially strong attachment to Halloween, but for the record, Halloween being on a Wednesday is lame. We should just petition to have Halloween always be the last Saturday of October. Most of you will likely be celebrating tomorrow, correct?

Whatever you do, don't stomp. Stinkbugs, the gray-brown shield-shaped bugs, emit a foul stench when crushed or disturbed.

Like the little black dress, red lipstick is a tried-and-true part of the arsenal of beauty. It is no wonder that both, along with classic pearls, were staples of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel.

Saturday, the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera welcomes pianist Alexander Schimpf, winner of the 2011 Cleveland (Ohio) Orchestra International Piano Competition.

With the 2012 presidential election mere weeks away, politics are everywhere. They're on the Internet, they're at the office, and they're in the bedroom.

It's a vicious cycle. Disturbed sleep can lead to weight gain. Meanwhile, being overweight can lead to sleep disturbances. So which comes first: the fatness or the fatigue?

Halloween costumes for adults are leaning a little bit sexy, a little bit spooky, a little bit super, a little bit ... stuffed?

Dear Internet, why do you continue to invent fabulous but useless ways for me to waste my time?

Strap on your lederhosen and come hungry. Chattanooga Market's Oktoberfest is back for the 11th year. The two-day event will feature musicians, costumes, food and other activities.

What autumn staple can be sweet, savory or scary? If you guessed pumpkin, you are correct.

During a four-month stint living in India, Jessica Kitchens drank in the local culture, including henna painting.

To bring the autumn spirit into the home, look first to nature. Joe Jumper, owner of The Clay Pot in Riverview, said he likes to incorporate the elements into simple fall decor.

It’s pansy time. The small, colorful flowers can be planted in pots or in the ground, even for the winter.

By now, you've probably heard about Jennifer Livingston.

This Saturday, stroll the Walnut Street Bridge and sample more than 300 wines from more than 100 wineries.

String Theory opens its fourth season at the Hunter Museum of American Art on Thursday.

It's a seemingly simple question. But think about it. Are you happy? Not: Are you surviving? Or: Are you all right?

"Antigone" was written thousands of years ago, but it still speaks to contemporary audiences.

Outdoor enthusiasts are flocking here. In 2011, readers of Outside Magazine voted Chattanooga the Best Town Ever. Rock climbers, campers, slack liners, rafters, bikers, hikers and others tout the area's many outdoor assets.

Matthew Dutton doesn't like to be idle. "I don't like to sit around and do nothing," said Dutton, 29. "There are too many things I want to do and only so many hours in the day. I've got about 20 projects going on at all times."

The aesthetic of art is often the least of Mark McLeod's concerns. It's all about the perception, the anticipation, the creation.

Trees going a little nuts? If you've noticed more acorns, walnuts and pecans falling from the trees to the ground lately, Tom Stebbins can help you understand why.

Recently, Kate Burkhalter said, she texted a friend to let her know she was helping someone. But Burkhalter's friend got an entirely different message.

Good things happen in unexpected ways. A wrong turn leads to viewing of beautiful scenery. A failed job interview leaves you available to take an even better opportunity.

From France to Metropolis, the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera takes audiences on a heroic journey Saturday night.

Fluzone Intradermal, a vaccine injected into the skin rather than the muscle, boasts a 90 percent smaller needle than the standard Fluzone injection.

Is the digital revolution something to fear, or to embrace? This is the question raised by "PressPausePlay," a 2011 documentary from the House of Radon in Stockholm, Sweden.

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