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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An Albany Cub Scout pack donates Christmas presents for ill children at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication.
Albany residences shine during the holiday season
These are scenes of decorated homes suggested by readers of The Albany Herald and visitors at albanyherald.com.
It's a Wonderful Interview
A faux interview with classic everyman George Bailey.
Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Dec. 6 -17, 2014.
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.
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.
'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.”
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.
Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area
Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.
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.
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.”