Helena Oliviero

staff writer

Helena Oliviero grew up in Vermont and graduated from the University of San Francisco. She writes compelling feature stories with health, relationship and lifestyle themes. She lives in Decatur with her husband Brian and two daughters.

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Things to Do in and Around Atlanta on Monday Oct. 22
 Make your Monday better by going to a powerful new exhibit or enjoying a free pumpkin patch at Ponce City Market. Here are a few ideas for your Monday: Get your fill of pumpkin patch vibes at the PumpKing Patch & Harvest Bar located on the lawn of Ponce City Market. The PumpKing Patch will have pumpkins in all shapes, sizes, and colors. There...

Posted: 13 hours ago

Make your Monday better by going to a powerful new exhibit or enjoying a free pumpkin patch at Ponce City Market. Here are a few ideas for your Monday: Get your fill of pumpkin patch vibes at the PumpKing Patch & Harvest Bar located on the lawn of Ponce City Market. The PumpKing Patch will have pumpkins in all shapes, sizes, and colors. There...
‘I swim for hope’
 Grace Bunke, 14, leaped into Lake Lanier under blue skies and cotton-white clouds. She seemed to glide across the shimmering water, making a 1-mile swim look so easy. But every stroke in the water propelling Grace forward during the swim last year was a grueling challenge, and testament to the teenager’s extraordinary strength and determination...

Posted: 3 days ago

Grace Bunke, 14, leaped into Lake Lanier under blue skies and cotton-white clouds. She seemed to glide across the shimmering water, making a 1-mile swim look so easy. But every stroke in the water propelling Grace forward during the swim last year was a grueling challenge, and testament to the teenager’s extraordinary strength and determination...
Breman’s ‘Vedem’ exhibit explores secret teen magazine in Nazi camp
 In 1942, a secret group of teenage boys produced an underground magazine while imprisoned inside the walls of the Terezin Ghetto, a Czechoslovakian show camp designed by the Nazis to hide their plans of mass extermination. Living in what was previously a classroom, the boys found a typewriter and started documenting the daily life and struggles...

Posted: 5 days ago

In 1942, a secret group of teenage boys produced an underground magazine while imprisoned inside the walls of the Terezin Ghetto, a Czechoslovakian show camp designed by the Nazis to hide their plans of mass extermination. Living in what was previously a classroom, the boys found a typewriter and started documenting the daily life and struggles...
One year after #MeToo: Where do we go from here?
 Sheena Bosket was in her therapist’s office earlier this year when she unraveled her history with sexual assault. She first opened up about being molested at age 8, then about being assaulted twice as an adult. For Bosket and many others, #MeToo has given her the courage to share her experiences aloud. » RELATED: Men...

Posted: 5 days ago

Sheena Bosket was in her therapist’s office earlier this year when she unraveled her history with sexual assault. She first opened up about being molested at age 8, then about being assaulted twice as an adult. For Bosket and many others, #MeToo has given her the courage to share her experiences aloud. » RELATED: Men...
Things to do in and around Atlanta on Tuesday, Oct. 16
 Play games for free, check out a performance featuring Cynthia Barrett of “Stranger Things” or check out the Georgia Mountain Festival. There’s plenty of ways to make your Tuesday a fun day. Join Rhen’s Nest Toy Shop in Ponce City Market to unplug during their monthly game night series, every 3rd Tuesday of the month...

Posted: 6 days ago

Play games for free, check out a performance featuring Cynthia Barrett of “Stranger Things” or check out the Georgia Mountain Festival. There’s plenty of ways to make your Tuesday a fun day. Join Rhen’s Nest Toy Shop in Ponce City Market to unplug during their monthly game night series, every 3rd Tuesday of the month...
Things to do in and around Atlanta on Monday, Oct. 15
 Make your Monday a fun day by enjoying a fall festival, live music or hiking at a nearby state park. Here are some details on some fun ways to start your week: Georgia Mountain Fall Festival. This nine-day event features a flower show, big name performers (Mickey Gilley, Pam Tillis, Lorrie Morgan, Aaron Tippin, to name a few), arts and crafts...

Posted: 7 days ago

Make your Monday a fun day by enjoying a fall festival, live music or hiking at a nearby state park. Here are some details on some fun ways to start your week: Georgia Mountain Fall Festival. This nine-day event features a flower show, big name performers (Mickey Gilley, Pam Tillis, Lorrie Morgan, Aaron Tippin, to name a few), arts and crafts...
Things to do in and around Atlanta on Tuesday, Oct. 9
 From live music to free yoga to a show at Aurora Theatre, here’s a few ways to enjoy your Tuesday: ‘BE HERE NOW’ AT AURORA THEATRE “Be Here Now.” Cynthia Barrett (“Stranger Things”) plays Bari, a woman in a perpetual funk, miserably returning to the town she abandoned years ago. 8 p.m. Tuesday. Through...

Posted: 13 days ago

From live music to free yoga to a show at Aurora Theatre, here’s a few ways to enjoy your Tuesday: ‘BE HERE NOW’ AT AURORA THEATRE “Be Here Now.” Cynthia Barrett (“Stranger Things”) plays Bari, a woman in a perpetual funk, miserably returning to the town she abandoned years ago. 8 p.m. Tuesday. Through...
Toddler and pup with same heart condition are now family
 A few months ago, Hutch arrived at the Atlanta Humane Society as a puppy with a serious heart condition. And without heart surgery, Hutch only had a few months to live. A generous donor offered to help pay for Hutch’s diagnostics and surgery. But then the Atlanta Humane Society needed to find a family to adopt Hutch, a dog...

Posted: 13 days ago

A few months ago, Hutch arrived at the Atlanta Humane Society as a puppy with a serious heart condition. And without heart surgery, Hutch only had a few months to live. A generous donor offered to help pay for Hutch’s diagnostics and surgery. But then the Atlanta Humane Society needed to find a family to adopt Hutch, a dog...
Things to do in and around Atlanta on Monday, Oct. 8
 As we begin the fall season, now is a great time to take a stroll outdoors around town. Here’s a few ways to enjoy your Monday: SELF-GUIDED ATLANTA STREET ART WALKING TOURS Atlanta Features an abundance of street art, spray art, murals, and graffiti. Streetartmap.org will take you on free self-guided walking art tours of Atlanta&rsquo...

Posted: 14 days ago

As we begin the fall season, now is a great time to take a stroll outdoors around town. Here’s a few ways to enjoy your Monday: SELF-GUIDED ATLANTA STREET ART WALKING TOURS Atlanta Features an abundance of street art, spray art, murals, and graffiti. Streetartmap.org will take you on free self-guided walking art tours of Atlanta&rsquo...
This year’s Cape Day asks for people to commit to acts of kindness
 On Friday, Oct. 19, people across Atlanta will come together for "Cape Day" by wearing a cape and sending a message to young patients that nothing is impossible when you're wearing a cape. But this year, “Cape Day” has a new twist with a “Be Someone’s Superhero” campaign designed to unite the community...

Posted: 19 days ago

On Friday, Oct. 19, people across Atlanta will come together for "Cape Day" by wearing a cape and sending a message to young patients that nothing is impossible when you're wearing a cape. But this year, “Cape Day” has a new twist with a “Be Someone’s Superhero” campaign designed to unite the community...
Things to do in and around Atlanta on Tuesday, Oct. 2
 From a free yoga class to a Frederic Remington exhibit at the Booth Museum, here’s a few ways to enjoy your Tuesday. FREE YOGA CLASSES AT THE MALL OF GEORGIA To help provide a sense of peace for the week, the Mall of Georgia in Gwinnett County will host Namaste Nights: Yoga in the Village on Tuesday nights now through October 23. Free...

Posted: 20 days ago

From a free yoga class to a Frederic Remington exhibit at the Booth Museum, here’s a few ways to enjoy your Tuesday. FREE YOGA CLASSES AT THE MALL OF GEORGIA To help provide a sense of peace for the week, the Mall of Georgia in Gwinnett County will host Namaste Nights: Yoga in the Village on Tuesday nights now through October 23. Free...