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.

Latest from Helena Oliviero

11 of best places in and close to Georgia for fall foliage
 Every year, Georgia’s leaves turn spectacular shades of yellow, burnt orange, deep magenta, even crimson. It’s getting to be that time of year — even if it feels like a never-ending summer. Typically, Georgia’s mountain parks peak in hues in late October; however, color can be seen as early as September and throughout...

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Every year, Georgia’s leaves turn spectacular shades of yellow, burnt orange, deep magenta, even crimson. It’s getting to be that time of year — even if it feels like a never-ending summer. Typically, Georgia’s mountain parks peak in hues in late October; however, color can be seen as early as September and throughout...
‘Fashion Speaks on the Creek’ set for Sept. 30 
 Fashion Speaks on the Creek, a special needs fashion show, returns for its third year on Sunday, Sept. 30. Hosted by long-time Atlanta resident and local news anchor Karyn Greer, the show provides a night of joyous fun and a powerful message of inclusiveness and inspiration for some of the city’s most exceptional people.  Local...

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Fashion Speaks on the Creek, a special needs fashion show, returns for its third year on Sunday, Sept. 30. Hosted by long-time Atlanta resident and local news anchor Karyn Greer, the show provides a night of joyous fun and a powerful message of inclusiveness and inspiration for some of the city’s most exceptional people.  Local...
Braves employee who lost vision honored with Walter Banks award
 The Atlanta Braves named Katie Hearn the 2018 Walter Banks Award recipient in a pregame ceremony this week. The award is given annually to a game day staff member who exemplifies extraordinary customer service in the mold of longtime Braves employee, Walter Banks, who is closing out his 53rd Braves season.   Hearn has been a member of...

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The Atlanta Braves named Katie Hearn the 2018 Walter Banks Award recipient in a pregame ceremony this week. The award is given annually to a game day staff member who exemplifies extraordinary customer service in the mold of longtime Braves employee, Walter Banks, who is closing out his 53rd Braves season.   Hearn has been a member of...
Things to do in and around Atlanta on Tuesday, Sept. 18
 From a Jim Henson exhibit to an evening exploring the Georgia Aquarium, there’s lots of fun ways to spend your Tuesday around Atlanta. Here’s a few worth checking out: ‘JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: WORLD OF MYTH AND MAGIC AT CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS’ Since 1955, Jim Henson’s warm and fuzzy Muppets have...

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From a Jim Henson exhibit to an evening exploring the Georgia Aquarium, there’s lots of fun ways to spend your Tuesday around Atlanta. Here’s a few worth checking out: ‘JIM HENSON’S THE DARK CRYSTAL: WORLD OF MYTH AND MAGIC AT CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS’ Since 1955, Jim Henson’s warm and fuzzy Muppets have...
Who is Wanda Smith? 5 things about the radio personality 
 Comic Katt Williams told the Gwinnett County police Saturday night that V-103’s Wanda Smith’s husband pointed a gun at him outside the Atlanta Comedy Theater in Norcross.  According to a police report, Smith’s husband LaMorris Sellers said his gun had merely fallen out. He told cops he did chase Williams into a nearby...

Posted: 4 days ago

Comic Katt Williams told the Gwinnett County police Saturday night that V-103’s Wanda Smith’s husband pointed a gun at him outside the Atlanta Comedy Theater in Norcross.  According to a police report, Smith’s husband LaMorris Sellers said his gun had merely fallen out. He told cops he did chase Williams into a nearby...
Blindness couldn’t keep young woman away from dream job
 Two years ago, Katie Hearn landed her dream job with the Atlanta Braves. As an intern, the lifelong Braves fan loved interacting with fans and demonstrated an uncanny ability to problem solve — even before a game ended. She replaced bobbleheads that were missing bats, surprised fans with visits from the team mascot, took steps...

Posted: 4 days ago

Two years ago, Katie Hearn landed her dream job with the Atlanta Braves. As an intern, the lifelong Braves fan loved interacting with fans and demonstrated an uncanny ability to problem solve — even before a game ended. She replaced bobbleheads that were missing bats, surprised fans with visits from the team mascot, took steps...
Music Midtown 2018 Day 1 photos and recap: Fall Out Boy, Post Malone and many more
   It felt more like July than September, but at least the tens of thousands of Music Midtown-goers - many of them super young - didn’t have to fret about Florence wrecking their weekend. The first of the two-day annual festival in Piedmont Park boasted a lineup spotlighting Fall Out Boy, Post Malone, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Kacey...

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  It felt more like July than September, but at least the tens of thousands of Music Midtown-goers - many of them super young - didn’t have to fret about Florence wrecking their weekend. The first of the two-day annual festival in Piedmont Park boasted a lineup spotlighting Fall Out Boy, Post Malone, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Kacey...
Crowds jam in Piedmont Park for Music Midtown
 Thousands of festivalgoers descended on Piedmont Park on the sunny Saturday for this year’s Music Midtown. From first-timers to music lovers who make this huge festival an annual tradition, throngs of people quickly filled the park. “This is a lot more than we expected, so that’s cool,” said Mitchy Collins of lovelytheband...

Posted: 5 days ago

Thousands of festivalgoers descended on Piedmont Park on the sunny Saturday for this year’s Music Midtown. From first-timers to music lovers who make this huge festival an annual tradition, throngs of people quickly filled the park. “This is a lot more than we expected, so that’s cool,” said Mitchy Collins of lovelytheband...
Atlanta Hawks holding another round of interviews to fill 500 jobs 
 The Atlanta Hawks are holding upcoming job interviews to fill about 500 jobs at the all-new State Farm Arena. The venue will continue its hiring in areas including guest experience, security, retail, custodial and food services.  Interviews with interested applicants, who must first pre-register online, will be held on Sunday and Monday...

Posted: 7 days ago

The Atlanta Hawks are holding upcoming job interviews to fill about 500 jobs at the all-new State Farm Arena. The venue will continue its hiring in areas including guest experience, security, retail, custodial and food services.  Interviews with interested applicants, who must first pre-register online, will be held on Sunday and Monday...
Atlanta Braves offer free tickets to Hurricane Florence evacuees 
 The Atlanta Braves are offering free tickets to Hurricane Florence evacuees for the next three games at SunTrust Park when the team takes on the Washington Nationals on Friday (7:35 p.m.), Saturday (1:05 p.m.) and Sunday (1:35 p.m.). Also, all the proceeds from this weekend’s 50/50 raffle will benefit Red Cross efforts for the hurricane...

Posted: 7 days ago

The Atlanta Braves are offering free tickets to Hurricane Florence evacuees for the next three games at SunTrust Park when the team takes on the Washington Nationals on Friday (7:35 p.m.), Saturday (1:05 p.m.) and Sunday (1:35 p.m.). Also, all the proceeds from this weekend’s 50/50 raffle will benefit Red Cross efforts for the hurricane...