Without families of their own, orphaned children and the centers that care for them often need assistance from those who are more fortunate.
For the first time in 10 years, residents and visitors to Lake Lanier have enjoyed an entire summer with a full lake.
RJ Johnson said he always wanted to help orphans but never knew how to do it. In 2010, Johnson, of Randolph, Wis., crossed paths with Liz Presley of Gainesville at a youth mission camp in North Carolina. Presley invited Johnson to go on a mission trip to an orphanage in Honduras with her church, Gainesville First United Methodist Church on Thompson Bridge Road. That December, Johnson, who works as a political consultant, visited Orphanage Emmanuel ...
When the final bell rings to signal the end of the school day, students burst through the doors of Gainesville High School eager to leave campus.
While his two older brothers roamed through the 12-acre maze of tall corn stalks, 2-year-old McKay Dutcher found his way through a maze more akin to his size.
Lojuana Howard grabbed the edge of the podium and slipped her shoes from her feet. "I never do Native American work with my shoes on," she said to the Sunday morning congregation of the Georgia Mountains Unitarian Universalist Church in Dahlonega. Howard, of Gainesville, briefly described several Native American ceremonies she has learned from various teachers during the past few decades. She was the selected lay leader for the church, which features a different speaker ...
Like everything else, nursing has changed substantially in the last 50 years. Half a century ago, the first class of the Hall County School of Nursing had a stripe removed from their nursing caps, signifying they'd finished their 36 consecutive months of intensive training and were ready to start their careers in health care. The fourth annual Masters in the Art of Nursing, one of the master series sponsored by Brenau University and Featherbone Communiversity, ...
"That's pretty," Ginger Bennett said holding the jar of purple jelly in front of her face.
Sylina LiBasci remembers the night before the accident. It was 1997 and her two young sons had seen someone being put into the back of an ambulance earlier that day. The boys, 4-year-old Caleb and 2-year-old Benjamin LiBasci, had a lot of questions. "Caleb said 'Am I going to heaven in an ambulance?'" LiBasci said, recounting the conversation with her sons. "I said 'No honey, you're not going to heaven in an ambulance. Ben said ...
Sylvia Cordell doesn't use the instant stuff. When she cooks, she makes her recipes the old-fashioned way. She calls herself a "country cook." Cordell, of Gainesville, submitted her favorite recipes to the Gainesville Hall County Senior Life Center to use in its newest cookbook. Her recipes, along with 300 more, have been compiled in a "Favorite Recipes" cookbook to celebrate the senior life center's 40th anniversary and National Senior Center Month. Recipes are from "some ...
Lisa Weinwurm wasn't looking at the clients during a recent therapy session, she was more concerned with watching horses.
Old Cornelia Highway is dotted with fruit stands. Most of the old buildings have fallen into disrepair.
Churches are glad to see new visitors any Sunday, but this Sunday is particularly inviting. Congregations for all different denominations will open their doors Sunday morning and take a more active role in inviting people to attend services. Several churches from around the area are participating in a national movement called "Back to Church Sunday" on Sept. 15. The annual event aims to get church goers of all walks and denominations to invite the "unchurched ...
Judy Roberts shouts across the cul-de-sac to a customer admiring a shelf "built by a little old lady who worked at that sewing factory in Cleveland."
After months of discussions, Northeast Georgia and Habersham medical centers have taken an official step in outlining a proposed partnership.
Few things have the ability to bring out the inner child in even the most grinchy Scrooge like the Christmas tree.
Regardless of which church you attend, it's likely you have heard the story behind the Christmas season. But some people need reminding.
Angels are everywhere.
Dalayne Adkinson smiles as she rubs her toy elephant "Ellie" across her cheek. The 8-year-old beauty queen from Clarkesville said she has had the stuffed animal since she was a baby and it's always made her feel better. Toys can do that.
Sometimes being thankful isn't so much about what you have but about what you can give.
Regardless of the time of year, decorating a small house or room can be a challenge.
Gainesville First United Methodist Church is hosting its 17th annual Christmas is One Language concert this Sunday.
While grandchildren may not always take advice from their grandparents, seniors are taking a cue from the younger generations at least when it comes to technology.
This Thanksgiving, the American festival of eating will coincide with the Jewish Festival of Lights in a holiday match-up that has been dubbed Thanksgivukkah.
Samantha DeLong has been known to approach the particularly tall people she meets.
Seeing the way God works through the different communities of faith ranging from Hindu and Buddhist to Catholic and Christianity leaves the Rev. Shon Peppers with a feeling of gratitude for the almighty.
Homeless and needy veterans will have the opportunity to receive vital supplies Saturday through several area veterans organizations.
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