Karin Calloway | The Augusta Chronicle

...cookies are a cross between a macaroon and a sugar cookie and they come together in no time. Whether you celebrate New Year's Eve with a formal sit-down dinner or a casual appetizer buffet, this week's Roasted Mushroom Spread is a great addition...

Wine Time: Menage a Trois Chardonnay 2013, California

...chocolates will make up for 364 days of neglect.I consider Valentine's Day amateur day for lovers, just as I think of New Year's Eve as amateur night for drinkers, Christmas as amateur day for gift givers and wishy-washy Christians and Thanksgiving...

Many Christmas gifts don't make it to New Year's Eve

You are certainly not alone. I checked, and many sources agree with a survey first done by Kohl's several years ago, and reinforced by others more recently, on the most common gifts that don't make it until New Year's.

Rants and Raves

...resignation from public office? A HUGE RAVE TO GLEN Carl and Operation Clean City for tidying up Broad Street after the New Year's Eve celebration. And a huge rave to downtown revelers for not leaving a whole lot of trash. Happy 2015! A RANT FOR...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Paths crossed with stars now gone

...performed in Vietnam on three tours and told me, "I worked in a hotel in Saigon for 10 days the first time there. On New Year's Eve at midnight, we sang Auld Lang Syne."It wasn't until the next day I learned the Viet Cong had planted 40 pounds...

Mormon teens make trek to strengthen faith

Nearly 300 Mormon youth spent their New Year's Eve singing and dancing pioneer-style in the woods on Fort Gordon.Many of the young ladies exchanged fashionable cardigans for homespun...

Chelsea falls into tie for first with defending Premier League champion

...City squandered a two-goal lead for the second time in four days after drawing 2-2 against Burnley on Sunday.On New Year's Eve, City secured Lampard until the end of the Premier League season. He had been set to join sister club New York City...

TVs, game systems reported missing from residences

...Televisions and video game systems were reported missing from three residences in the Deans Bridge Road corridor on New Year's Eve.According to separate Richmond County incident reports, the burglaries occurred between 4 p.m. Wednesday and...

Thrift stores see surge in year-end donations

...and 2013."The rain will probably dampen the 2014 New Year's Eve rush a little bit, but trends suggest we will be online...area will stop accepting donations at 6 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Doug Vandenhuerk, manager of the Habitat for Humanity...

2014 New Year's Eve events

...3-17Clinton Gregory Bluegrass Concert: 7 p.m. today, Bible Fellowship Church, 3701 Old Petersburg Road, Martinez; New Year's Eve concert with Doug Flowers; doors open 6 p.m., concert 7 p.m.; The Byrd Family gospel singers, host; free...