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Karen Nazor Hill

Stories by Karen

My 85-year-old mother has fallen several times in recent weeks and, as of now, is having a difficult time with mobility. So she’s staying with my husband and me.

It was just a pedicure. But it could've killed Kim Ealy.

In March, I was diagnosed with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Better known as MRSA.

I am no longer in the running for "Grandmother of the Year."

When Shehan McFadden gave her valedictorian speech at Signal Mountain High School last week, she shared the spotlight with nearly 170 classmates.

When Scott Leach enrolled in the University of Chattanooga in 1962, he had no idea what to declare as a major.

Rachael Welch not only attended her first StyleWorks fashion show this year, she co-chaired the annual event, which raises money for Siskin Children's Institute.

StyleWorks isn't just about the clothing; it's also about the kids.

Rich Heinsman doesn’t mind people calling him “the ponytail lawyer,” as long as they know his name.

In the last few years, my hectic lifestyle affords little spare time to enjoy a relaxing dinner at a restaurant.

Make plans to head out early to the Chattanooga Market on Sunday, May 18. The Strawberry Festival is always one of the most popular days of the season.

Danielle Nicole Phillips was not a fan of monogramming.

There is not a role I take more seriously than being a grandmother.

For Lynn Chapman, playing bridge for 45 years has turned the card game into much more than entertainment. It's a lifestyle.

Trey Joyner’s love of teaching science goes far beyond the classroom.

A highlight of our family’s Easter celebration was the interaction my grandchildren had with my stepson, Matthew, his girlfriend, Kristen, and my daughter, Karah.

When Suzanne Mortimer left Prague after a six-week visit last summer, she didn't go away empty-handed.

Many children are familiar with windmills, especially the colorful pinwheel styles they can hold in their hands. But do they know the true value of the energy they generate?

As a child, Mary Alice Haney dreamed of creating beautiful fashions for glamorous people.

When his family doctor couldn't determine why David Nall felt a frequent need to urinate at night, much more often than during the day, he sent him to a specialist for further tests.

Mike Payne believes he knows why his marriage of 27 years didn’t last. He and his former wife concentrated on their two children and not their relationship, he says.

Like most high school girls heading to prom, Hope Henry was excited.

A study about grandparenting published by the National Institutes of Health told me something I already know: Caring for a grandchild brings benefits which, in a given situation, may mitigate or even outweigh caregiving demands.

When Diane Human heard the word “concrete,” she associated it with roads and retaining walls.

Andy Lewis can't wait for Chattanooga Market to open.

Her long blond hair, fair complexion and sweet smile belies the warrior that is Heather Williams.

Mobile Masterpieces: Art Car Festival this weekend - April 4-5

Creations ready to roll for Scenic City Art Car Weekend

Some wildly creative works of art will be tooling along downtown streets during the third annual Scenic City Art Car Weekend, scheduled April 4-5.

My husband loves gardening.

Tim Shults says he's got a beard for just one reason — he hates to shave.

The world's going to hell in a handbasket, says the Rev. Carroll Allen, pastor of Ringgold Church of God, and he just can't stand around and do nothing.

What do Garrett Morgan, Lewis Latimer, Lonnie Johnson and Benjamin Banneker have in common?

A few weeks ago, Felicia Jackson was the last person on Earth who would reveal her weight on social media. Now she does it daily.

There's nothing my grandchildren would rather do than play outside.

Super circus heroes - March 13-14

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in town with new production

Cathy Carden loves every member of her somewhat unusual family, which in addition to her husband and two young sons includes three Asian elephants, two horses, three camels, seven Shetland ponies and seven dogs.

Sarah Maddux has been wearing glasses since the fifth grade, but it wasn’t until she was a senior in high school that she got a pair she liked.

I just spent 16 days in paradise with my husband — warm ocean, gentle breezes, incredible food and glorious sunsets. What more could I want?

Sylvia Hall never leaves home without wearing makeup — foundation, powder, blush, lipstick, eye shadow and mascara.

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.

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