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Karen Nazor Hill

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Genia Church is beside herself.

Three-year-old Beau Brogdon was not at all impressed with his recent visit to his grandfather’s workplace. In fact, he couldn’t wait to leave.

When my grandson, William, 17 months, came to live with us last September, I had some concern that my granddaughters, Tilleigh, 7, and Evie, 3, who live next door, would show signs of jealousy.

Peyton Manning is an endorsement machine.

If you’re looking for bargain fashions, now’s the time to shop.

Being a parent to a toddler is not something I thought I'd be doing at 61.

When Hamilton County District Attorney General Bill Cox made the decision last year to not seek re-election in 2014, it wasn’t because he was tired of the job. He just thought it was time to hand over the position to a younger attorney.

There has been a big push in recent years for area residents to "buy local." Whether it's homegrown vegetables, handmade arts and crafts or locally prepared food, the emphasis is to stay, shop and eat where you live.

The 23rd annual Sandhill Crane Festival will be held this weekend at the Hiwassee Rufuge in Birchwood.

As the “polar vortex” descended on the Chattanooga area (and most of the country), did you worry about the record low temperatures killing the flower bulbs you planted last fall? What about your newly planted trees and shrubs? Concerned that they’ve been permanently frostbitten? Relax.

In 2012, 38 percent of Americans resolved to lose weight beginning on Jan. 1.

So you thought UGG boots were a passing thing, huh?

For most high school seniors, the prom is a constant swirl from excitement to nerves and back again. For Anna Leach, those feelings were ratcheted up several notches by a dose of public scrutiny.

Olga de Klein is on a journey. From painting to drawing, photography and, most recently, yarn bombing, de Klein thrives on being creative.

Thinking of giving someone their first pet for Christmas?

Things are crazy at my house this time of year. I’ve got too much to do in too little time.

Sam Trapnell hopes to be gainfully employed one day but, as of now, there are no offers.

Even if it’s held at a different location on different days and times this month, there’s one thing that will never change: Chattanooga Market is the place to go for gifts and food.

When Victoria York and her husband opened their Hixson retail gift store, Good World Goods, about three years ago, they had a goal in mind — to be globally responsible.

I grew up with singer/actor/cowboy Gene Autry, thanks to my late father, Autry's most dedicated fan.

The holidays and party season are officially underway and here come the holiday celebrations where food is the focus.

Holiday music, carolers, a live Nativity scene and lighted boats parading up and down the Tennessee River will make it official Friday, Nov. 29 — it’s Christmas in Chattanooga.

The Chattanooga Market is winding down its 2013 outdoor season with a two-day market this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23-24.

There’s nothing about me that says “vegan.” However, it doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the vegan lifestyle, nor do I turn up my nose at the food they eat.

Fashion experts say it’s easy to pull together a look for a holiday party without breaking the bank.

I was a stay-at-home mom with my four children. I had a hard time letting go when it was time for them to start kindergarten. My apron strings were made of steel.

With Christmas just weeks away, the holiday shopping season is getting underway. Over on Manufacturers Road, Learning Express Toys owner Mary Beth Conklin says sales are already higher this year than the same time last year.

Catelyn Topping was only 15 years when she fell in love. With tarantulas.

Only a couple of years ago, Pam Simons had no problem keeping up with her two grandsons.

My favorite three words are "I love you."

Amelia Sullivan of Chattanooga has earned the title “lead cuddler.”

29 Equal Opportunity Day Breakfast, Chattanooga Convention Center, 7:30 a.m., $100 per person, benefits Urban League of Greater Chattanooga. Gale King, executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Nationwide Insurance, is speaker. 423-756-1762.

Her expert sleight-of-hand-like technique can produce a rainbow in just under 10 seconds.

Through the decades, Disney has made wishes come true for people of all ages, and it's about to happen again in Chattanooga.

When Ali Kay moved to Chattanooga from Houston, Texas, seven months ago, she bypassed her residence and headed straight to her new art studio.

KUDOS to 2006 McCallie graduate Tommy Tobin, who was part of a writing team of five postgraduate students from the University College Cork that won first-place in the International Graduate Competition at HEC Business School in Montreal, Canada.

25 Barbecue, First United Methodist Church, 3425 N. Ocoee St., Cleveland, Tenn., 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. or 4-7 p.m., $8 meal, benefits church missions. 423-476-4504.

Last week, listed Chattanooga as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America.

No need for rose-colored glasses to get a bright view of fall in the next few weeks. Mother Nature has it under control.

"I'm your favorite baby, right, Mom?" my 3-year-old granddaughter, Evie, asked me last week as she and my 1-year-old grandson, William, sat on my lap.

For Leah Golden and her husband, a dinner date is going to drain their bank account by about $150.

Even tough alley cats need a helping hand.

Clarence Shattuck is as serious about basketball today as he was back in the early 1950s when he played on the varsity team at Soddy-Daisy High School.

Madison Greene has the world at her fingertips. Her mom is seeing to it.

My already-bright world is even brighter.

Names: Tiffanie Robinson Age: 28 Profession: River City Co., director of creative services

Kasey Trenum is a coupon guru. For good reason. Couponing helped her family survive a financial crisis, she says.

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