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

Hospice singer named WellStar’s volunteer of the year  
 WellStar Health System’s emergency  is honoring Kevin Dunn, a long-time hospice singer at WellStar West Georgia Hospice. Since 2002, he sings at the hospice once a week, usually on Monday’s between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. He also volunteers at assisted living facilities. Dunn, who lives in LaGrange, will be honored at...

Posted: a day ago

WellStar Health System’s emergency  is honoring Kevin Dunn, a long-time hospice singer at WellStar West Georgia Hospice. Since 2002, he sings at the hospice once a week, usually on Monday’s between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. He also volunteers at assisted living facilities. Dunn, who lives in LaGrange, will be honored at...
DeKalb County announces class of 2018 valedictorians
 The DeKalb County School District has announced valedictorians and salutatorians for the 2017-2018 school year.    Each year, at every DCSD high school, the senior student with the highest cumulative grade point average is named as the class valedictorian. The student with the second-highest grade point average is named the salutatorian...

Posted: 2 days ago

The DeKalb County School District has announced valedictorians and salutatorians for the 2017-2018 school year.    Each year, at every DCSD high school, the senior student with the highest cumulative grade point average is named as the class valedictorian. The student with the second-highest grade point average is named the salutatorian...
Lorde delivers strong, emotional performance at Infinite Energy Center
 The moment Lorde emerged on a stage bathed in a turquoise light, she captivated the audience at Infinite Energy Center in
            Duluth. Her voice was alluring and unique, dreamy and evocative. But the way she paired her strong renditions with dancing and moving
            on stage – sometimes alone, other times with a group of...

Posted: 6 days ago

The moment Lorde emerged on a stage bathed in a turquoise light, she captivated the audience at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth. Her voice was alluring and unique, dreamy and evocative. But the way she paired her strong renditions with dancing and moving on stage – sometimes alone, other times with a group of...
As privacy concerns grow, users remain hooked on Facebook
 When Jennifer Keenan Giliberto joined Facebook in 2008, she was thrilled to connect with old classmates from high school and college. She was 33, living in Alpharetta and often wondered where her high school classmates in Connecticut had landed, as well as college friends from Pennsylvania and Indiana. It was virtually impossible to...

Posted: 8 days ago

When Jennifer Keenan Giliberto joined Facebook in 2008, she was thrilled to connect with old classmates from high school and college. She was 33, living in Alpharetta and often wondered where her high school classmates in Connecticut had landed, as well as college friends from Pennsylvania and Indiana. It was virtually impossible to...
Leta Stetter Hollingworth: How she became pioneer of gifted education
 Leta Stetter Hollingworth graduated from the University of Nebraska at the age of 19 and started working as a school teacher. After a couple of years, she moved to New York to marry a former classmate. Her plan was to keep teaching, but she was crushed to learn no public school in New York would hire a married woman as a teacher. Hollingworth...

Posted: 21 days ago

Leta Stetter Hollingworth graduated from the University of Nebraska at the age of 19 and started working as a school teacher. After a couple of years, she moved to New York to marry a former classmate. Her plan was to keep teaching, but she was crushed to learn no public school in New York would hire a married woman as a teacher. Hollingworth...
Second wave of the flu: What you need to know
 Although the flu season may be winding down, an uptick of another flu strain is setting the scene for a possible second wave of flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The strain of flu that has dominated this season, influenza A (H3N2), is on the decline, but cases of influenza B have increased,...

Posted: 21 days ago

Although the flu season may be winding down, an uptick of another flu strain is setting the scene for a possible second wave of flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The strain of flu that has dominated this season, influenza A (H3N2), is on the decline, but cases of influenza B have increased,...
What you need to know about a second wave of flu in Georgia 
 Although the flu season may be winding down, an uptick of another flu strain is setting the scene for a possible second wave of flu, according to the Centers Disease Control and Prevention.  The strain of flu that has dominated this season, influenza A (H3N2), is on the decline, but cases of influenza B have increased, according...

Posted: 22 days ago

Although the flu season may be winding down, an uptick of another flu strain is setting the scene for a possible second wave of flu, according to the Centers Disease Control and Prevention.  The strain of flu that has dominated this season, influenza A (H3N2), is on the decline, but cases of influenza B have increased, according...
Atlanta Hawks talk about major changes coming for fans
 Sporting events have evolved. Fans want a competitive game — but they also are seeking an experience. The goal, of course, is to create a game experience with various layers of entertainment, and to present something for everyone. And with a major renovation of Philips Arena underway and other new elements on the horizon, the Hawks...

Posted: 23 days ago

Sporting events have evolved. Fans want a competitive game — but they also are seeking an experience. The goal, of course, is to create a game experience with various layers of entertainment, and to present something for everyone. And with a major renovation of Philips Arena underway and other new elements on the horizon, the Hawks...
South Fulton tornado tore houses apart, brought neighbors together
 Sherice White tearfully stands in front of her mud-splattered, badly damaged home in the neighborhood a tornado ripped through more than a week ago. Her eyes focus on a spot in front of her large, six-bedroom house where a wide porch with multiple rocking chairs served as a popular gathering spot for White and her neighbors. It was a place...

Posted: 23 days ago

Sherice White tearfully stands in front of her mud-splattered, badly damaged home in the neighborhood a tornado ripped through more than a week ago. Her eyes focus on a spot in front of her large, six-bedroom house where a wide porch with multiple rocking chairs served as a popular gathering spot for White and her neighbors. It was a place...
Fun ways to fill an Easter basket without too much sugar
 Easter baskets can be so much fun to put together for the kiddos. And while the Easter Bunny is not going to fill up a basket with broccoli and Brussels sprouts, there’s no reason for the basket to be loaded with sugar either. Sugary candies may be easy to buy, but did you know that one prefilled plastic egg can contain more than 30...

Posted: 29 days ago

Easter baskets can be so much fun to put together for the kiddos. And while the Easter Bunny is not going to fill up a basket with broccoli and Brussels sprouts, there’s no reason for the basket to be loaded with sugar either. Sugary candies may be easy to buy, but did you know that one prefilled plastic egg can contain more than 30...
‘Jesus Junior’? ‘Not a perfect person’? Finding the real MLK in 2018
 More than three decades after Melba Pattillo Beals met Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and long after King’s death in 1968, she faced a stunning predicament. One night as she sat down to read a story book about King with her 6-year-old twins, they told her what they thought they knew about him. She paused, her temperature rising. Where...

Posted: 29 days ago

More than three decades after Melba Pattillo Beals met Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and long after King’s death in 1968, she faced a stunning predicament. One night as she sat down to read a story book about King with her 6-year-old twins, they told her what they thought they knew about him. She paused, her temperature rising. Where...