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Karen Nazor Hill

Stories by Karen

The man was over 6 feet tall, built like an NFL linebacker, bald and carrying a huge handgun on his left hip in broad daylight in downtown Chattanooga.

I’m overly sensitive. I admit it. But getting emotional over buying an adult-size folding camp chair is an all-time low.

It’s Oktoberfest! Oct 16-19

Chattanooga Market’s German celebration boasts bands, banquet, art and beer

Ready for a party?

Like most professional athletes, climber Paige Claassen has a hearty appetite. But unlike most athletes, her diet is not focused on low fat, low carb, low sugar.

People usually are trying to be nice, they really are.

Watercolorist Alan Shuptrine is taking on the biggest project of his career, one that will take him from North Georgia to Maine -- on foot.

An apple a day keeps … well … you know what they say.

I am proud that so many folks in my hometown helped break the record for the number of people who toured the LST 325 that docked at Ross’s Landing this past week.

Have you ever seen an active beehive up close and personal?

What's for dinner tonight? Beef? Chicken? Pork? Bison? Goat?

My world came close to collapsing recently when I had the scare of my life.

Hallie McFadden has been dying her hair for three decades. She's gone from brown to red to blonde, as well as black, purple, green, platinum and more.

My husband and I love being grandparents.

When you’ve got six cars and three garages that accommodate eight cars, you don’t have to worry about leaving them parked out in the driveway, right?

Mary Ellen Ciganovich has no definite medical answer why working on a computer initiates a multiple sclerosis attack in her.

Sunday’s Chattanooga Market will have all the amenities you’d expect from an open-air venue showcasing locally grown and hand-crafted products: fresh vegetables, meats, cheeses and bread; arts and crafts; good food; great entertainment and TV viewing.

Marion Young has been canning vegetables since he was a kid growing up on a Georgia farm.

Ashley Dill, who recently nabbed third runner-up at the 18th annual Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant in Las Vegas, recalls the first time she dined at one of the restaurants.

Mirabelle Downs is a local celebrity. Of sorts. Even local paparazzi follow her.

Nathan Lindley seems to have the golden touch in the restaurant business.

Bronze medal twirler Jenny Hannah is going for the gold.

Do-it-yourselfers may want to think twice about concocting their own natural products for skin care or cosmetic purposes because the results may be more pain than gain, says aesthetician Darin Wright.

At first glance, buying shoes or picking up a blender might not seem like the best way to help homeless animals. But that’s the idea behind the new Wally’s Friend Thrift Store at the Cat Clinic.

Chattanooga Market is all about fresh, local and tasty — especially so this Sunday, Aug. 3, for the celebration of National Farmers Market Day.

They're not just for breakfast.

My mother died on Wednesday afternoon, July 9, surrounded by family and friends.

It started with an outdoor garden to attract wildlife. Then came a new lighting system to reduce energy use. A recycling program followed that.

It's been one month since my mother, who was diagnosed as having eight inoperable, malignant brain tumors, entered the health care system in Chattanooga.

The last two weeks have been the most exhausting — mentally and physically — days of my life. One day last week, I gave my Chihuahua my hormone pill, and I took her prednisone. I'm seriously exhausted.

When it comes to seeking inspiration for works of art, a group of local artists need only to look toward the heavens.

Dana Smith was not only a creative bride, she was a frugal one.

In 2008, Tommy DeCarlo traded in his orange apron for a microphone.

Allen Stone made a lasting impression on Chattanooga music lovers last summer when he performed at Nightfall.

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.

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