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Eat all of your vegetables

If you're a fan of farm-fresh produce, chances are you don't know what you're missing.

June 17, 2015 | By Susan Selasky Detroit Free Press | Life top stories


Many love man-made machines with horsepower

While cars may be the primary mode of transportation in this day and age, models from yesteryear and the future carry memories for some and dreams for others.

June 16, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Finding the right fit for your feet

Flip-flops, sandals and wedges are some of the most popular summer footwear because they are breezy, easy to put on and casual. However, they are some of the most harmful shoes because they lack support, forcing feet into unusual positions.

June 15, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville graduate works with Center Point to keep students on positive path

Bailey Armour never expected everyone to know her name.

June 14, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


New pastor takes helm of Good Shepherd Lutheran

Margie Smith has seen a few ministers pass through Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in her eight years, but she hopes the most recent one, Zach Hoffman is here to stay.

June 12, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Artistic treasures unfold in one woman’s backyard garden

Looking at her front yard, you could never tell Master Gardener Becky Mensinger pays more attention to her backyard. But once you walk around her Gainesville home you realize her backyard is her sanctuary.

June 12, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Sandwiches, salads ideal for picnic lunch

Summertime means everything moves outdoors.

June 10, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville woman rescues and fosters a range of animals

Smelling chlorine and cleaning supplies is not uncommon for customers who walk into Gainesville Janitor Supply off of M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard. But if they ventured into one of the offices in the back, they may be greeted by the sight of wagging tails and sound of barking.

June 09, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Still sprinkling stardust after 65 years

Joe Iannarone is an expert in chemistry. Now 89, he had just graduated college from Temple University with a degree in biochemistry when he first saw his wife, Mary. The moment he saw her, he knew the chemistry was right for a bond that would last forever.

June 07, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


A path of peace at Unity of Gainesville

Lynn White knows there is a difference between a normal labyrinth and the new Peace Labyrinth at Unity of Gainesville.

June 06, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


A garden for all of the senses

The five senses play a much larger role than simply seeing, hearing, tasting, feeling and smelling. Encouraging use of these senses can help children with sensory problems, speech impediments or other disabilities feel more comfortable in their skin while learning and communicating.

June 05, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Traditional veggies just as good as trendy foods

Food fads are everywhere. From trendy diets to the latest popular food, people are constantly looking for the healthiest options to include in their diets.

June 03, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Mary Whitt transforms ties into purses

Mary Whitt is all tied up - in making purses.

June 02, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Experts advise children to strap on helmets

Learning to ride a bicycle is a part of most childhoods in the United States.

June 01, 2015 | Tribune News Service | Life top stories


West Forsyth graduate set sights on Mount Everest

May 31, 2015 | | Life top stories


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Experts give tips on living sustainably

When buying groceries, county extension program assistant Robin Friedman always reads her food labels. If it contains palm oil, an oil made from the African oil palm tree, she puts it back.

July 03, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Moonie's Texas barbecue cooks signature brisket in South Hall

When Moonie's Texas Barbecue first opened in 2011, customers were frequently met with a customary Texas barbecue greeting: "Sorry, we're out."

July 01, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Sunday dinner is more than a meal

Sunday dinner is a long-standing part of many families' weekend plans. Members gather around a table to talk about their weeks, reminisce and enjoy time with loved ones.

June 30, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Helen poet reveres written word

It was Mildred White's first trip to the principal's office. Mrs. McDonald had called the fourth-grader's mother to tell her that Mildred had turned in a poetry assignment that she simply could not have written. The poem about tulips, her first-ever poem, was too good, too rhythmic and structured.

June 28, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Pleasant Grove Baptist Church extends youth ministry into summer

With the start of summer, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church is starting something new for its youths. A new program is underway at 7 p.m. on Wednesday nights.

June 27, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Life top stories


Cumming volunteer aims to raise vaccine awareness

June 26, 2015 | | Life top stories


Animal consultant pens his second book

June 26, 2015 | | Life top stories


Fourth annual festival inspired by lavender

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Summer art heats up in Helen center

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Life top stories


Skogie’s serves up signature sauce

A signature sauce, hand-battered seafood and a stellar view makes Skogie's at Gainesville Marina a special summer dining spot, but it didn't start out that way.

June 24, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Life top stories


Gainesville woman earns more than 300 medals at Senior Games

Sitting across from Corry Moolenaar at her kitchen table in Gainesville, she looks like your average senior citizen with graying hair, thin glasses for her wavering sight and eyes filled with knowledge from 90 years of life.

June 21, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


North Forsyth resident shares his Holocaust survival story

June 21, 2015 | KAYLA ROBINS Times regional staff | Life top stories


Youth moving forward in faith

In less than a week, about 13,000 students will gather at the Arena at Gwinnett Center to celebrate their faith and Jesus.

June 20, 2015 | Amanda Head | Life top stories


Fairy houses add touch of whimsy to gardens

Beyond the flowers that bloom at Gardens on Green in Gainesville, the landscaped terrain holds a bit of magic inside five small houses where fairies come out to play when nobody's looking.

June 19, 2015 | | Life top stories


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