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Holly Leber

Stories by Holly

I love food. I love cooking. I love eating. I love going to farmers markets and even wandering the aisles of grocery stores.

To take on the role of Betty Rizzo, the brash and brassy leader of the Pink Ladies in Closed Door Entertainment's production of "Grease," Morgan Gentry had to learn how to be a bad girl.

A Marion County farm recently won a really cheesy prize.

Art is everywhere at Battle Academy, a Chattanooga elementary magnet school on Market Street.

To cooking enthusiasts, certain kitchen tools and toys can be as essential as air and as fun as a video game.

The 25th annual Fall Open House & Native Plant Sale is scheduled for the Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center beginning Friday, Sept. 21.

Get those DVRs ready, Chattanooga. The fall season of television is upon us, with many, many choices.

Nothing like a wedding to bring out the matrimony questions.

In the latter days of the Weimar Republic, as the Nazi power is rising, terror is beginning to penetrate the streets of Berlin.

During Saturday's Gallery Hop, the folks at Ignis Glass will welcome visitors to their new home, 409 Broad St.

The Black Jacket Symphony is not a cover band, nor a tribute. The members don't dress up to resemble the original musicians whose works they play, nor do they attempt to imitate their mannerisms.

Clean it up. Green it up. On Sept. 8, volunteers from organizations around Chattanooga will be convening downtown for the fourth Chattanooga Clean and Green.

Can I bring my dog to your wedding? This is a question a friend of mine was asked recently.

The Kids First Coupon Book Program kicks off its 25th anniversary year on Sept. 7.

For the past seven years, the Association for Visual Arts has hosted an annual Gallery Hop, a collective open house of area art studios and galleries, for all to come and visit.

It's almost time to get the fall gardens going.

Renaldo Rodriguez was born blind, but he says he can do all the things other kids do, just in his own way.

I saw orcas, sea lions, peacocks and a bald eagle. I had conversations with lovely folks from Down Under. I stood in line for more than an hour for fish and chips. I saw an old friend for the first time in 15 years. I rode on six boats.

Food Network star Alton Brown returned to the Tennessee Aquarium on Monday to help launch year two of the Serve & Protect Program.

Tellico Plains holds to heritage

Festivals,fun and food beckon in Athens

From falls to farms, Pikeville is all about the outdoors

As most of you are reading this, I am likely somewhere in Seattle, probably being sneered at by some skinny-jeans-wearing hipster because my organic, slow-roast coffee selection isn't cool enough or because I'm so lame as to still use words like "cool" or lame."

An Ho has lived in the United States since 1974, but she speaks only a few words of English. Her language is art.

Creative Discovery Museum will receive almost $148,000 as a recipient of the 2012 Institute of Museum and Library Services' Museums for America Grant.

During his senior year at Tulane University, Prentice Hicks took an elective in glass blowing.

What's wrong with my garden?

I'm dismayed. Appalled. Stunned. My mother just told me Fields is closing.

Warning: Things are about to get raunchy.

Jennifer Rintelman does not use "the red goo" -- sticky, syrupy premade fillings -- in her cherry pies.

Danny Siviter was diagnosed with thyroid cancer a couple of months ago.

When I have a lot to do, my mind tends to swim with all sorts of random, useless thoughts and epiphanies. I think it's my brain's way of rebelling against me for not letting it focus on one thing for long enough.

For the past dozen years, Marilyn Harrison has been the backbone of Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga, according to Allied Arts president Dan Bowers.

August in the garden is kind of, well, dead. Will Holcomb, an employee at Holcomb Garden Center in Hixson, said we're coming into an in-between time in the gardening season where there's just not that much to do.

The Olympic Games are rife with moments of drama and inspiration.

As more information has become available about the victims of the horrific shooting at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater last week, three men who died are being touted as romantic heroes of a sort.

There's something mysterious about songwriting, said Amy Ray.

Art, said Lindsay Richardson, often does not match the environment in which it is housed.

In 1992, Mary Lynn Portera displayed a collection of her sculpture work at the opening of her mother's small art museum in the Bluff View Art District, River Gallery.

I'm more excited for this weekend than I have been for one in a while. My cousin Randi is coming to visit.

Don't put a lot of stock in the term "meal replacement bars." Experts say the so-called health bars really ought to be treated as a last-resort option.

Nora Bernhardt is well aware of how most people in Chattanooga know her. "I'm Bob's wife," she said. "That's the most important thing, of course."

The Chattanooga Girls Choir traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio, to take part in the World Choir Games July 4-7 and received a silver diploma.

Alton Brown is coming back. The Food Network star is making a return appearance to Chattanooga this September as part of the Serve and Protect program, spearheaded by the Tennessee Aquarium.

When the sun shines, the summer wardrobe comes out. Seersucker suits replace wool ones; airy, cotton sweaters are favored over warm cashmeres; perhaps there's a little less burgundy and brown, a little more pink and ecru.

Summer can cause problems for plants. From humidity to bugs, from inconsistent temperatures to rain, gardens are often at the mercy of Mother Nature.

From atop Lookout Mountain, Emma Crane attacks. Except she isn't really attacking. And she isn't actually on the mountain. Emma, a tiny, spirited 4-year-old with a curly blond ponytail, stands on top of a tire climbing wall, playfully wielding a spray bottle full of water.

Busy. That's my pat response when someone asks me how I am doing.

One day, Nathan Angelo ran into a girl. The girl. The one who got away.

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