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New Year's shape-up tips from 'The Kitchen'

With holidays wrapping up, time to 'pay the piper'

The Food Network’s “The Kitchen” is helping people get a “Healthy Fresh Start” in the new year.

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Kennedy Center honors Sting, Tomlin, Hanks, Green, McBride

Steven Colbert hosts the 37th annual Kennedy Honors

A two-time Oscar winner, one of comedy’s top women, a ballet great and two icons of music. That sort of variety is expected from the Kennedy Center Honors as the yearly event salutes several titans of the performing arts.

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MANDY FLYNN: Smarten up on New Year's resolutions

FEATURES COLUMN: A 2014 pledge to learn to make cornbread goes unfulfilled

My renunciation of learning to make cornbread is regretful. Which brings me to this year’s resolution — I am going to attempt to be smarter. Thus, the reason using the word renunciation. It’s a pretty big word for me. I learned it just this morning.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at some firsts

HISTORY: In honor of the upcoming first day of a new year, here is a look back at other firsts in history.

The first Coca-Cola cans were made in 1955 for shipment to Japan and the Pacific for consumption by military personel.

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PERRY BUCHANAN: The skinny on body fat

HEALTH & FITNESS: It is the time of year when we declare war on a favorite enemy - fat

As every good warrior knows, the first step in defeating your enemy is to know your enemy.

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Medical grants being made available to Georgia children through UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation

Qualifying families can receive grants for medical expenses not covered by medical plan

Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant with a lifetime maximum of $10,000 per child to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids, officials say.

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Santa visits young patients at Albany Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital

An Albany Cub Scout pack donates Christmas presents for ill children at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

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BARRY LEVINE: What's your favorite Christmas song?

THE OLD ROCKER: Learn the story behind some of the youletide classic sounds

“Do You Hear What I Hear” by Ed Ames, formerly of the Ames Brothers, was written in October 1962, with lyrics by Noël Regney and music by Gloria Shayne Baker. They wrote it as a plea for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis. It has sold tens of millions of copies and has been covered by hundreds of artists.

Albany, SWGA Briefs -- Dec. 21, 2014

News briefs: New exhibit at ACRI; road work at Tifton

Civil Right, a collection of 13 works by painter Karl Zerbe, will be on display at the Albany Civil Rights Institute through January 31, 2015.

Albany Area Community Calendar -- Dec. 21-29, 2014

A weekly calendar of civic club and organization meetings, reunions, volunteering opportunities, classes and seminars, and other notices.

The Albany Area Community Calendar is published Sundays. To have your item included, email by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication.

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Christmas holidays in lights 2014 | PHOTO GALLERY

Albany residences shine during the holiday season

These are scenes of decorated homes suggested by readers of The Albany Herald and visitors at

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Q&A with George Bailey

It's a Wonderful Interview

A faux interview with classic everyman George Bailey.

ALBANY BIRTHS: Dec. 6 - 17, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Dec. 6 -17, 2014.

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MANDY FLYNN: My tidings of great joy, if only in my dreams

FEATURE COLUMN: The Christmas letter I would like to write

If there is one thing I find myself regretting each year about this time, it is that I have, once again, failed to produce a homemade Christmas – baking, handmade presents, cranberries strung on the tree. Just once, I want a Martha Stewart Christmas.

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MARY GANZEL: Keeping it simple alleviates Christmastime stress

HEALTH & FITNESS: People add pressue on themselves during the holidays

Make a resolution this season to reduce your stress during Christmas 2014 by keeping it simple and doing things that make memories with family and friends.

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Holiday specials take over the airwaves

'The Sound of Music' and 'Jingle All the Way 2' lead off the festive week

The week includes traditional favorites including “Miracle on 34th Street,” “Home Alone,” White Christmas” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

National Alliance on Mental Illness affiliate in Albany offering family education program

NAMI Family to Family Education Program coming to Albany Jan. 12

The class will meet weekly on Monday evenings from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m, and is open to family members and close friends who have a loved one living with mental illness.

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Albany Almanac - Dec. 20, 2014

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

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Joe Farris making trip to St. Jude Children's Hospital with contributions from Deerfield-Windsor Lower Campus

Farris, known as Santa Joe, is travel to the Memphis hospital with toys and monetary donations

Joe Farris was at the Deerfield 35th annual holiday program to receive donations from the student body to take with him for what will be his 104th trip to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital to give to the children who are spending Christmas there instead of in their own homes.

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Good Life Social Club to host New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball

Event will raise money for Red Cross, Flint RiverQuarium

A local LGBT social club is hosting a charity masquerade ball, offering revelers a chance to “party with a purpose.”